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VOL. XVI, NO. 98.
WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1903.
PRICE" TWO CENTS.
ARRESTS PREVENTED SETTLEMENT
Story That Attorneys Dariaher
and Paige Had Agreed
tflFTY MEN WERE TO GO BACK
Telegram from Detective Rogers to
Colonel Burpee In New York Upset
s Things-John T. Daly Talks About
the Effect the Arrests' Will Have on
Labor's Attitude Toward Trolleymen
w Strikers Issue Dally Statement and
Say Their Men Will Come Out of the
- Affair With Clean Hands.
There is no element in local society
that fe"eis the shock of the arrest of
the strikers so severely as the Central
Labor union, for it not only hurt that
body to some extent, but knocked all
their plana for a settlement on the
head. " A settlement was practically
made a few days before the arrest9
Were m.-le. Everything had been
tending that way. Allan W. Paige,
counsel general for the trolley company,
had consented to the plan submitted
by Attorney Danaher of Meriden, rep
resentative of the. Central Labor un
Ion, who conducted the matter for the
strikers, when the blow fell and every
thing was knocked topsy turvy. While
the plana for the mass meeting that
was held in the city hall a few weeks
go were in process of formation, At
torney Danaher was: negotiating with
Allan W. Paige for a settlement'of the
trlke. Colonel Burpee was also con
cerned In these negotiations and. witb-
' out going into detail now; It is enough
to say that so far as Mr (Paige was in
terested he. was satisfied with the pro
fosWon made by Mr Danaher. This,
substantially, wais that the' company
should, take back about fifty .of tho
men Immediately and the others with
in , a. .month and pay the latter mean
while. -Mr .Danaher convinced Mr
Paige that It was better for the comr
.pany to do this than keep on losing
about $600 a, day in passenger forest.
There were. vther features, minor
things considered, but this Is substa'j-
- tlaWy the proposition that Was made.
The matter appeared never to have
presented itself to Mr, Paige in that
way before, simnle as 'it was, and, he
b greed to It. Colonel Burpee there
upon proceeded to Kew York with the
proposition to meet the directors, and
while the matter was under discussion
there a telegram was , receivea rrom
rvn rlatArHvosi Informine? them
that definite traces of the assailants of
the Waterville car, crew were revealed,
and that the prospect of them leading
to Important disclosures in the Mendel
sohn matter wa3 very good. This sen
Rational telegram knocked ;e-fryt.hing
upside down and all negotiations were
" , severed, i ; - - , ,, . r , ,', V .
The Central Labor- union : will hold a
meeting 1 to-morrow evening. This
noon President Daly was asked what
business would take place at the meet
ing and' he said nothing except to take
some measures to pay the lawyers for
the defense of the strikers. ' " r
"These arrests," said Mr Daly, "have
struck us harder than the; people may
think. If the men are found guilty
we will have to part from them. There
is nothing else left us to do in the-matter.
We cannot countenance acts of
the kind these' men stand charged with,
but we will stand by them until they
are found, guilty, for vevery mpn is in
nocent until he is proved otherwise. ,
"It Is strange;as the men arrested
have borne first-class reputations, are
apparently mild in demeanor, the last
men that one would think of accusing
of this kind of work. We feel it keen
ly. We. repeatedly' warned them
against committing themselves in any
way, that would hurt their cause. I
cannot tell you how often we did this,
and we all believed the men 'heeded
our advice. Strikes cannot be won by
nets of, misconduct, not ' to speak of
violence, and in" the face of what we
nave said about such things in our
meetings -it is very hard f or us to be
lieve these men have violated that con
fidence'.' ,
The prosecution in the cases of those
who have been bound over to the su
perior court', are confident that all of
them will be found guilty. They em
phatically deny; that th examinations
in the city court yesterday and the djay
previous before Judge Peasley were
fishing excursions or a means to
, frighten those who have turned in
formers, and thus make them tell more
than it is said and believed they have
Already told.
Anyone, at all conversant with court
matters is aware that the hearing be
fore Judge Peasley was merely a mat
ter of form, thatthe state did not show
its hand at all, but merely put in suf
ficient Information to hold the accused
for the superior court. But there
.seems- to be considerable doubt about
the ca"se of many of those bound over,
particularly those of McGuire, Warren
and Brearton. ' McGuire was identified
us one of those who were at Hnrlburt's
shop before the crowd went up to the
trolley switch to meet the car. So far
Brearton -has not been mentioned at
nil in ajy conspicuous way. Warren
has played a very minor part, and one
of the witnesses for the state has said
that he ran away when he himself ran
away when he saw the car on which
were Merna and Morrissettf approach
ing, and that he saw the two Vande
niarks running also. It is said that
when the cases are beard in the su
perior court next June an alibi will be
attempted for Brearton, and according
to very good report he will have a
number of witnesses to show he was
not on the grounds of the assault on
the night It was committed. Never
theless, inquiries to-day show that "the
state has a good deal of information
- :hat has not yet been made public.
The hearing before Judge Peasley was
merely like the preliminaries to a star
6oxlng bout. Each side tried for
iolnts, tried to get at the other's evi
dence. This is the customary proceed
ing lh cases like these.
Common report has it that, arrests
for the Mendelssohn affair may be.
made at any time, and this is probably
true, for now that the cloak which so
long concealed these acts of violence
has been raised, it discloses every ele
ment of the machinery of the law to
have been hard at work, arm in arm,
for the apprehension of the guilty par
ties. It is said that Assistant State's
Attorney Kellogg and Judge Burpee had
been at work on these matters before
any mention of offering a reward was
made. That, in fact, when the re
wards were offered Judge Burpee was
in possession of many important items
of evidence and that the rewards would
not have been offered as soon as they
were but for the killing of Policeman
Mendelssohn. This hastened matters
to a climax. It was decided to strike
while the iron was in its hottest state,
then rewards were offered.
But still the missing links of evi
dence" in the hands of the authorities
could not be found. It was determined
at once that the hands that struck
Merna and Morrissette were, the same
that struck down Mendelssohn, or
were deeply implicated in that awful
affair. The mystery which the police
had on hand was scarcely any deeper
or denser than It was before the death
of the policeman, but that last act put
up another barrier in the way to clear
ing ft up. It tightened the jaws of
those who had shown a disposition to.
speak before. It frightened them to
thorough silence, and a picture of the
gallows stood out before them. This
was the obstacle that delayed the clear
ing up of the assault on the Waterville
car crew. '
Then the f eftr that had silenced those
concerned suddenly had a contrary ef
fect. One of, the accused, a young fel
low named Joseph Ennis.coainected in a
business way with Thomas Lunny, the
hack dwner, began to drop a word now
and again of. his whereabouts on the
night of February 26, the night the as
sault was made on the Waterville car
crew. Mr Lunny is not in the busi
ness of detecting v criminals, but his
brother, James F., is, and he is associ
ated in business affairs with Sheriff
Rigney. James F. Lunny got his les
sons in police matters when he was a
special constable in Waterville and on.
North Main street during the adminis
tration of Perry C. Morris as first ss
lectman. By this time the town had
been full of detectives attracted by the
reward of $13,650. Many of them gave
up the Job as a bad one but Rogers
and jGillan, supposed to be Pinkerton
men, became attached to Judge Bur
pee's force. Thus the . whole affair
came out. Lunny played the opening
cards on Ennis., Then he dealt to Rig
ney, and. Rogers and Gillan , took a
hand in them, and very soon the whole
business was in the hands of, the au
thorities. " In the history of ' great
strikes; in. the history of the biggest
coal strike that ever took place in Eng
land, a military- manplayed a very
prominent part,, and while Judge Bur
pee was giving audiences tohe strik
ers' committees, their friends and their
national officials, he was also laying
the wires for the sensation which has
been only just closed In the city court.
.Those who played a part in this af
fair are confident that they have the
parties who are guilty of the death of
Policeman Mendelssohn, and already
there is talk of who won the reward.
Detective Roger" according to first
class authority, placed the Information
against the accused in the hands of
Clerk McMahon, who issued the war
rants. But before they were issued
Detective Dodds called at the office of
Prosecutor Durant for warrants for the
same purpose, but the prosecutor was
not in. There is no doubt of co-operation
on the part of the two detectives,
that each one played a part previously
agreed to between them. Local offi
cials are always handicapped to some
extent in matters of this kind; but, on
the other hand, in some features the
local detectives had the advantage over
the strangers.
The first inkling of the information
that lead to the arrests was obtained
by Thoma,s Lunny, it is said, who
passed it on to his brother James.
However, no matter how 'it was ob
tained, the question will In all proba
bility go to the superior court to be set
tled. Sheriff Rigney is quoted as saying
that it was a striker who struck down
Policeman Mendelssohn.
The strikers' executive committee is
sued the folowing" statement this after
noon: . ' . ' '
This is the eighty-second day of our
strike and finds us once more standing
firmly together for the unalienable
right of justice and freedom. Our
fight is an honest one, there Is noth
ing wrong in asking for shorter hours,
more pay, more courteous treatment
at the hands of our employers than we
have received in the past and have
we not done everything that was possi
ble to be done to bring about, a fair
settlement? Have the company done
likewise?
Very true, the company have rights,
so have we; and would ask every sober
minded and fair thinking person not
to draw conclusions too hastily. We
would ask the public not to condemn
our men until they are proven guilty.
If they should be proven guilty, then
and not until then should they be con
demned, and the punishment theyde
serve meted out to them.
To our many, very many,-friends we
would say that when the time comes
for our men to prove to the world their
entire innocence of the crimes sought
to be laid against them, that they will
come out of the fray with brighter re
cords and cleaner hands th:n the now
exacting public give them credit for.
Five friends of David Marsh called
at the superior court this afternoon and
at press hour were making arrange
ments to give bonds and have him re
leased from jail, where he was taken
yesterday. This leaves all of the ejght j
striuers wno were oouna over to the
superior court yesterday out of con
finement af least until next June, when
the superior court convenes here.
The strikers to-day received their
weekly check from their national head
quarters. The strike having been en
dorsed by. the Federation of Labor, all
union men and women give their prom-
ise not to ride on the cars of the trolley
company, not only here, but through
out the Btate.
Frank Miller, formerly a conductor
on the trolley cars here and who went
out on strike, but later deserted the
strikers, has returned to town. He
was in the C. R. and'L Co office in Ex
change place this afternoon.
Two new trimmers, one of whom
comes from Detroit, Michigan, went to
work for the Connecticut Railway and
Lighting Co this morning and another
newr one is expected to begin work to
morrow. These are extra men who
have been added to the force of trim
mers. Some- of the deputy sheriffs
have been complaining somewhat that
their hours of labor in escorting the
trimmers about town were rather long.
They have had to work until after six
o'clock: The addition of the three ex
tra men will lessen the hours of labor
somewhat. Nearly all the lights about
the streets in the center of the city
have globes now. A few of the globes
on the lights have been broken during
the past day or two.
"Al" Williams, o'ne of the striking
trolleymen, came to Waterbury last
night from his home in Brookfield?
where he had been visiting friends
since Saturday. Mr Williams feels ag
grieved at the way he has been treated
by some of the papers since he left
here. )?It was announced that the au
thorities were after him that he had
been seen in Hawleyville in bad shape,
that he had a record, and so on. Wil
liams belongs in Brookfield, but was
working on the trolley road here a few
months before the strike and went out
with the boys. He has .charge of the
automobiles now operating in Water
bury and left here Saturday to pay
S. C. Osborn of Bridgeport $80 for the
use of the machines. He stopped off
at Derby and,, from there went ' to
Brookfield, from where he mailed the
money to Mr Osborn. His attention
was called to the article about him in
the paper while, he w-as in Brookfield,
and naturally he felt hurt over 11. Mr
Williams says" he has a record that he
Is not - ashamed of and that anybody
who cares to inquire Into it will find
lots of the best citizens of Brookfield
willing to testify regarding his good
character. He denies being in Haw
leyville since he left here Saturday.
He will leave for Bridgeport this after:
noon.
BRIDGEPORT TROLLEYMEN.
Bridgeport, April 2. The trolley
men's union held a special meeting at
2 o'clock this morning in this city to
receive ; the report of the , committee
which held a conference with General
Manager Sewell last week. The report
was that Manager Sewell listened to
the request for recognition to their un
ion, an increase of pay at a minimum
of twenty-two cents and hour and a re
arrangement of the routes! The com
mittee said that , Mr Sewell was pleas
ant in his treatment of them, but gave
them no definite answer, stating that
the requests should ben put in writing
and he would present them to the
board of directors at the next monthly
meeting to be held on April 9.
WORK ON SEWERS STOPPED.
St Louis, April 2. About . 700 sewer
and water pipe laborers of St Louis are
on strike because the contractors re
fused to grant their demands for an
Increase in Wages. All work on city
sewers has been suspended.
CLAIM AGAINST. FRANCE.
Gravesend Man Warns $250,000
With Interest.
He Claim's It Was Loaned to the
French Government By His Father
in 1793 It Was to Have Been Re-
turned After the Revolution. y
New York, April 2. Papers careful
ly guarded in a little tin box for more
than a century are now expected by
Frederic A. Girardot of Gravesend
Beach, to establish his claim against
the French government for $250,000,
which sum, it is asserted, was loaned
by his grandfather, General Jean Fran
cois Girardot, in 1793, to be returned to
him or his heirs, with interest, after
the revolution. The documents bear
the seal and stamp of the government.
Counsel for Mr Girardot will sail for
France shortly to demand the princi
pal, ft not the interest. He will pre
sent all the documents to the French
authorities,and is confident that at least
part of the money will be paid. Among
the papers are official dates and re
cords of the battles in which General
Girardot fought and letters commend
ing his bravery. The claim will be
presented as in the nature of a debt of
honor. ,
NOW FOR WATERTOWN.
Senate Votes to Allow C. R. & L. Co
to Extend Its Lines.
Hartford, April 2. In the senate
this morning the railroad committee re
ported favorably on the amendment of
the Connecticut Railway & Lighting
eompany permitting that company to
extend its lines in Watertown.
The resolution incorporating' the
Naugatuck Valley Water company by
Charles F. Brooker and Franklin Far
rel and others was rejected.
In the house a letter of thanks was
received from Senator O. II. Piatt for
the recption tendered himself and Mrs
Piatt by the general assembly.
Previous to taking up calendar mat
ters Mr Wells of Newington moved
that the resolution passed yesterday,
incorporating the Automobile Livery
company be reconsidered. After a
lengthy discussion, the motion was
lost.
The bill appropriating $20,000 for
the Meriden hospital was favorably re
ported. CONGRESS OF MOTHERS.
New Haven, April 2. The third an
nual convention of the Connecticut
congress of mothers was held to-day in
the town hall in East Haven. The
program Included addresses by Prof
Fisher of Wesleyan and Miss Mary M.
Abbott of Waterbury. president of the
state federation o women's clubs.
TED STATES LEADS
So Says Senator Villari In Ad
dress to Victor Emmanuel
He Says Europe is Shut in Between
Two Powerful Countries White and
Black Races, He Says, Hate Each
Other Now More Than Ever.
Rome, April 2. -Senator Villari, in
an address delivered ; to-day before
King Victor Emmanuel'' and Queen
Helena at the opening of the interna
tional historical congress, made sever
al allusions to the United States. He
said Europe was shut In between two
great, powerful countries, Russia on
the east and the United States oh the
west. The latter, from a population of
30,000,000 had risen to 80,000,000 and
no one knew what number its popula
tion would eventually reach. The
United States had also taken the lead
in all the works of progress and civil
ization. These two forces, acting on
Europe, were likely to render neces
sary a union of the different European
countries which may. completely
change the geographical situation to
the universal advantage , of Europe.
The senator added that he foresaw
and predicted the twentieth century
will perhaps see the solution of many
problems. , -
"The mixing of the white and black
races," Senator Villari continued,
"brought about the w&r of secession
in the United States and the liberation
of the negroes from slavery but, this
b.as not harmonized or amalgamated
the two races, which hate each other
now perhaps more than ever before.
"The United States will probably be
thte first to glye us an' indication how
to deal with such grave and Important
questions, which Europe must meet
throughout the two '-, Immense conti
nents of Africa and Asia."
NEW YORK EAST CONFERENCE.
Holding Business Session at . South
Norwalk To-day.
South Norwalk. April' 2. The busi
ness session of the New iYork east con
ference this morning was, preceded by
a prayer meeting, whicti was led . by
Rev.lt. S. Pardington of? Bethel, Conn.
Dr Pardington made the service an
Adams memorial reminiscence service
and was assisted in, paying tribute to
the late pastor of the Bethel church by
a . number of the prominent ministers
of the conference. Rev Benjamin M.
Adams died on December "23, 1902. At
his death he was 79 years old and had
been in the Methodist pulpit for 54
years. Others who eulogized Mr Ad
ams were Ilev Dr C. H; Buck Of" New
York,- Rev-J. E. Adrting au? Rev TbecK
t..,i ?ar--.-.i:;.. .vv ,i ----- :
South Norwalk, April 2. -Bishop
Goodsell announced at the beginning
of this morning's business session that
he would omit the devotional exercises
as the Adams memorial service had
taken their place. -
Secretary Sanford then read the
journal of yesterday's session, after
which the rnames of absentees at roll
call were called. While this was being
done the rear: seats of the conference
hall and the galleries filled rapidly
with visitors. Nearly all of these
were women, chiefly the wives and
daughters of the members of the con
ference. Roll call finished, it was voted to dis
pense with it for the remaining days
of theeonference. Presiding Elder Chad
wick of the Brooklyn South district
reported that the Rev G. WTodd, who
received an appointment a year ago
had not yet reported for duty. Rev Mr
Todd was appointed at last year's con
ference to the church at Vanderveer
park and never answered the official
letter of ; Presiding Elder Chadwick.
On suggestion of the bishop the mat
ter was referred by vote to the. com
mittee on conference relations. Pre
siding Elder Montgomery, of the New
York district reported a similar case,
that of Rev Theodore F. Clark, ap
pointed at iast year's conference to the
church at Roxbury, Conn. This case
also was referred to the committee on
relations.
Elder Chadwick then moved the ref
erence to the same committee of the
certificate of loestion of the Rev B. E.
Case, who desires to secure member
ship in this conference. Visitors had
continued to come in groups and when
Presiding Elder W. A. Richards of the
New Haven conference arose to make
his report every seat had been occu
pied and some were standing.
QUIET AT LOWELL.
Lowell, Mass, April 2.--Althougli
there was much strike talk among the
knitters of the hosiery department of
the Lawrence mills last night and al
though the knitters voted to demand a
10 per cent increase in wages, there
was nothing about the mills to indicate
a strike early to-day. The hosiery
department started up as usual and the
agent said that there were even more
hands at work to-day than there were
yesterday. As far as the other six
cotton mills wrere concerned, where
work has stopped on 'account of the la
bor trouble there were no new develop
ments. Everything was quiet to-day.
HEARING ON BOXER'S DEATH.
Bridgeport, April 2., The inquest this
morning on the death of Joseph
Stearks of New Haven, who died yes
terday morning as the result of a spar
ring exhibition the night before, was
conducted by Coroner Doten. Three
witnesses were examined and the fact
was established that the knockout
blow was a right hook to the left side
of the .iaw, delivered by Mark
"Ducky" Holmes. The hearing was
continued until Saturday.
TERRIBILE HELD.
New Haven, April 2. Michael Ter
ribile, accused of murder in the first
degree in causing, the death of Patrick
Coffee, was held for the superior court,
after a hearing in the city court this
morning. .
1 I
WOMAN HORRIBLY BURNED
Used Kerosene to Light the
Morning Fire
It Blazed Up and Set Her Clothing on
Fire She Rushed into the Street,
Where People Who Had Gathered
Tore the Burning Clothes from Her
Body.
Clock avenue, a private way off
Cherry street, was the scene of a hor
rible burning accident this morning
when Mrs Frank ( Faring, a - woman
about 35 years old, was almost roasted
to death in sight of a crowd of people,
who, while they ' rendered all the as
sistance in their power, were unable
to do much and the victim's clothing
blazed until they were practically
burned off her. It is the old story of
the oil can. TJhe woman was lighting
the fire and in order to hurry things
along took hold of the oil can. There
was some fire in the stove and as soon
as the oil touched it the blaze started
and before she knew what was the
matter she was in a mass of flames.
She rushed into the street shouting for
help and in so doing the wind fanned
the fire so that it rose in volumes over
her head. John Shea, a teamster, who
was at work on the street nearby and
others w ho. were in the neighborhood,
heard the noise and looking in the di
rection . from which it proceeded saw
the burning form swaying to and fro
and hurried to the rescue. They rip
ped off" her clothing as fast as they
could, but the garments were burned
so that all that was left was a few
pieces of blackened shred that fell
apart as fast as the men caught hold
of them. j
Dr Lally wag called and word was
sent to tho- rectory of St Thomas's par
ish. The physician and Father Ken
nedy responded promptly, the wo
man was frightfully burned from the
knees to her head, her hair being
singed to the scalp. While no hope of
her recovery was entertained, it was
decided to send her to the hospital and
she was taken there in Lunny's ambu
Ianee, accompanied by her husband, an
employe of the Waterbury Clock Co,
who was summoned home when the
accident occurred. They, have three
children, the oldest a girl about seven
yearsold, and two other children be
longing to a relative board with them.
The family have not been in this
country long, but they appeared to be
doing well and had a -neat home. A
man who assisted in tearing the
clothes off the woman told a reporter
of the Democrat that it was the hard
est sight he ever witnessed.
RELIEVED FROM. TAX.
. St 'Petei'sbur, April 2. In pursuance
of the policy enunciated in the recent
manifesto of the czar, an imperial
ukase issued to-daVy relieves a large
number of the rural communities . of
the joint liability heretofore ' existing
for the payment of the direct' state,
zemstvo and communal taxes levied by
the provincial councils and village au
thorities. . ' ,
lOFBflim
Shot Mrs Schoonmaker
Then Himself
and
The Woman Died To-day Without Ex
plaining Why the Man Shot Her
Said She Was a Faithful Wife and
Mother.
New York, April 2. Mrs Newton
Schoonmaker died to-day of wounds
inflicted by Percival Covert, the bank
clerk, who shot her and killed himself.
Although she was conscious almost up
to the moment of her death, she gave
no explanation of Covert's reason for
shooting her. "She could tell little
about the shooting or why Covert
sought to kill her. She felt kindly to
him, despite his foolishness, and tried
to make him mend his ways, but she
did not love him and she was a faith
ful wife and mother."
CONDUCTORS' COMMITTEE NOW.
Held Session yVith Directors' Commit
tee at New Haven To-Day.
New Haven April 1. With the train
men's long series of conferences over
their demands ended satisfactorily as a
result of yesterday afternoon's session
of the conferees, the directors' commit
tee and officials of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad to-day
took up the case of the conductors. At
10 o'clock the conductors' grievance
committee went to the office of Presi
dent Hall, in accordance with the pre
vious arrangement, and the considera
tion of the new wage schedule author
ized by the board of directors in reply
to the conductors' demands was be
gun. Although it is -said the chairman
of the committee was notified infor
mally several days ago of the general
nature of the concessions offered, the
proposed new scjedule was not official
ly presented to the committee until the
conference opened.
After a two hours' discussion the
conference was adjourned until 2
o'clock. Nothing regarding the morn
ing proceedings was given out.
IOWA MAN SELECTED.
Washington, April 2. W. E. BaiU
bridge of Iowa, formerly second secre
tary of the legation at Pekm. has been
selected as the representative of the
United States on the American-Venezuelan
commission which will meet at
Caracas to adjust the claims of this
country against Venezuela.
MRS ACKLEY'S WILL FILED.
iMlddletown, April 2. The will of
Mrs Helen E. Ackley of this city,
whose death occurred a short time ago,
provides fr a gift of $40,000 tprhe
Middlesex ounty hospital here.rThe
will was o2red f or probate today.
MEAT INSPECTION LA
BANANAS, TWO CENTS A BUNCH.
Thrown From Stranded Steamer Ja
maica Rum Remains Aboard.
Atlantic City, N. J., April 2 Thirty
five thousand bunches of green bananas
are being thrown overboard from the
Norwegian steamer Brighton, which is
stranded in the Iriet, together with co
coanuts dn bags, and are picked up al
most as rapidly as they fall into "the
water by a flotilila of all sorts of craft.
Bananas" are selling for two and five
cents a bunch. Two days will be re
quired to jettison the cargo. '
The wrecking tug Merritt moved the
steamer fifty feet seaward at high tide
last night. There are 30,000 gallons
of Jamaica rum aboard, which is being
watched by custom house officers.
The stranded steamer is the chief.
sight of interest to visitors and resi
dents, and the upper leach has been
crowded' all day with people watching
the seamen at work and the boats
gathering up the jettisoned fruit.
HELD FOR DIAMOND ROBBERY.
New Yorkers Waiting for Extradition
Papers from Rhode Island.
New York, April 2. William White,
alias Devlin, is held to await extradi
tion papers from iRhode Island 'on a
charge of diamond robbery; in Provi
dence. Inspector 'McClusky says, that
White has committed many diamond
robberies; that It Is alleged that in 1895
he stole a tray of ydiamonds valued at
$6,000 In Washington for which, he
was never apprehended: that he' served
three years in Pennsylvania for theft
of $6,000 worth of diamonds; and that
he is wanted in Pittsburg and Chicago
for diamond robberies, in the latter
city to the, value of $8,000. White
said that he was soon to have sailed
for Europe. ; ' , "
YOSEMITE CLUBr GETS TT.
The Jeffries-Corbett Fight to Go to San
. . "
Francisco.
San Francisco, April 2. The Yosem
ite club of this city has been awarded
the heavyweight championship battle
between Jajnes J, Jeffries and James J.
Corbett In a competitive bidding affair
that hardly developed a contest. The
bout will be held in the latter par of
August and the club will either 'guar
antee the fighters $20,000 in cash or al
low them to take .70 per cent of the
gross receipts, but not both. On or be
fore May 15 the principals will make
the selection and arrange other de
tails. ' -v
FRENCH SISTERS COMING;
Ohicneo. Anril 2. A dispatch, to the
Tntw-Ocpsn from INew1 Orleans says:
Bishop Rouxel, who is in charge-of the
archiepiscopal see of New Orleans In
the absence of Archbishop Chapelle,
says that he is flooded with applica
tions from the refusree religious orders
in France, which are desirous of estab
lishing themselves in ljouisiana. some
of the convents may be able to receive
a number of the ref ifgee sisters, but
even they will take no action until tne
return of Archbishop chapelle, which
Is expected about Easter. ;
WHISKEY DID IT.
Seattle, Wash, April 2. -Daniel Me
Cauley, crazed by whiskey, attacked a
crowd of men in a saloon here early to
day with a revolver. James Clark and
William McLaughlin were fatally
wounded by shots from McCauley's
weapon and an unknown man received
a serious wound from the same-source.
McCauley was shot twice by Patrol
man Griffith in attempting to escape
from the saloon, and may - not ra
cover. CITY NEWS.
Mrs Mary J. Knight, aged 77 years,
died last night at her home on Johnson
avenue. The, funeral will be lield at 2
o'clock to-morrow afternoon.
- The members of the senior class of
the High school are thinking; of pub
lishing 'a class book somewhat like the
one published by last year's class.
Henry Charles, the 4-years-old child
of Mr and Mrs Henry x-. Lezott of 64
Wall street, died this morning of diph
theria The funeral will be held to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock. '
Miss 'Margaret Crane, while employed
on a press yesterday at the Waterbury
Manufacturing company's factory, cut
off the tops of two of her fingers and,
It is feared, may lose a third finger.
A pleasant surprise party was given
last Monday evening in honor of Cap
tain Nellie J. Ehrhart of the Red Cross
society of Brooklyn, N. Y., at the home
of her sister, Mrs Henry Barnbrock,
93 Division street. The evening., was
spent in games and music, after which
refreshments were served. -
The jury in the case of Harvey vs
Williams gave a verdict for the plaint
iff to recover $75. He sued for $250.
To-morrow the jury in the district
court will be engaged on the case of M.
J. Daly vs Richard Bloomingthal. The
plaintiff claims to have been defraud
ed in the purchase of a horse by the
defendant.
The funeral of Paul Maunsel took
place this morning from the family
residence on Round Hill street, with a
mass of requiem at St Thomas's
church by the Rev Father Crowley and
interment in St Joseph's cemetery. The
bearers were Edward Carroll, Thomas
McCarthy, Walter Wall, Daniel Egan,
Thomas Hogan and Maurice Horan.
The floral tributes included a pillow
marked "Papa," from the family; a
piece representing faith, hope and
charity, buffing department of the Wa
terbury Manufacturing Co; cross, Wa
terbury Clock Co, department No 20;
wreath, lettered "Uncle,"' Mr and Mrs
Singerbroff; wreath, Otto Herbert;
wreath, Mary and Lizzie Carroll;
wreath, George Sullivan; wreath, the
Misses Sullivan; .bouquets., Mrs Ken
nard, A. Mollar, John Burke and sis
ter, Mrs Charles Dietrich, Mrs Frank
Bercin and Josie Lovemaster; cross,
Buffers' and polishers union, local 37.
This organization . also furnished the
pallbearers,
MFULL FORGi
Germany Put It Into Operation
Little At a Time.
AMERICAN IMPORTS-CURTAILED
Three Balooniste Injured at Budapest-
The Thing Got Away Before They;
Were Ready Wireless Telegraph
News Published in London The Ua,
bonic Plague Has Again Broken Outs
In Egypt ,
Berlin, April 2.-Xhe last provisions
of the meat inspection law of June 3,
1900, went into' effect quietly yesterday:
at tne ports and throughout the enu
pire. Tnis ' most far-reaching and .
sumptuary measure was put in opera
tion piecemeal, by occasional decrees,
because of the ministry of the interior:'
had to create the inspection machinery.
Section 12, referring to canned meats
and sausages, which became effective
September 1, 1901, further reduce.
American imports in that line. But
boracac cured beef had been coming ia
until March, though of late somewhat,
less than 200 tons per month, roughly;
valued at $70,000, were Imported from
America. The exporters will endeavor
to cure beef without borax axid thus
comply with the German law, which,,
as it now appears by no means de.
stroys the American meat trade here,
and it is not Improbable that the total
American meat imports this year will
equal those of 1901, when the total vali
UarfOTl was rnrwvnf SRIWKVMV Awlnn'
to the high prices and insufficient hom4
supplies more than three-quarters oc
the imports of American meats are pre
served, suchas hams and bacon, al
though it is true that hams smaller
than seventeen mounds nine ounces sm
excluded, which, affects some American
nams.
Budapest; April 2. Three baloonists,
ex-Deputy Ordody, Lieutenant Krai
and M. ICubik, a brother of the mem-,
ber of the diet of that name, -vtore fa
tally injured in a balloon accident to
day. While the balloon was being in
flated it suddenly broke away with tha
oar containing ' the men mentioned
and Captain Tolnay of the navy: Mf
Ordod fell out of the car to the rnn
Of a factory and Lieutenant Krai
punctured the balloon which descended
witn great velocity, strikiner With snrh
force that he and M. Kubik were hor
ribly injured. Captain Tolnay was
less seriously nurt.
London AM 2. A'
t ' v-xt-co text?"
graph news message, dated New York,
At)ril 1. wns nnhlfsVia1 in A
edition of to-day's London Times., This
was me nrsi appearance in the papi?
of this class of dispatches since' Mon-
wueu me service was Inaugurated.
; Cairo, April 2. The bubonic plague
has'reappeared in some parts of Egypt.
Cholera cases are reported atv Alexan
dria. ..
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NEW SWIMMING MACHINE.
Inventor Thinks a Man Could Cross
Lake Erie With It.
Cleveland, O.. Anril 2. Dr t; tt Ro.
ker has invented a swimming machine.
wxiiuu aie cains tne aquacycle." It
weighs about twentv
made of metals .which do not -rust.
Dr Baker's object is to render it safe
for a swimmer to tptiW infA
water.,. The use of the machinejrer--ders
it possible for a man to rema
any length of time In the water; a
With good temperature it is believed,''
could cross Lake Erie to Canada wT
it.
The swimmer, belting himself tc
machine, can use his armand
accelerate his sneed. . A,ftr Tio t
learned to balance he ran lt
back of the machine and pedal with hia
teet. lie nolds the boat hr position1
with one hand while j?iildmg It witU
tne otner. An aluminum screw pro
pels the machine through the: water.
jvery revolution or tne pedal sends thel .
swimmer ahead about ten feet.
HARTFORD TEAM, OUT.
Word to That Effect Sent to Secretary
, O'Rourke To-Day. '
Hartford, April 2.-The Hartford bns-
ball association to-day by a vote of the
out of the Connecticut baseball leae-nn
and a letter to that effect was mail erf
by President Soby to , Secretary
O'Rourke. C. J. Danaher and A .T.
Bristol of Merideoi . st cthvIsT fnmmit:
tee appointed by the leaeue tor oonfer"
with the Hartford directors, were hero
last night -and held a conference. Three
of the largest stockholders In the team
stated that they were ready to furnish
funds, provided -a capable manager"
could te securea, but efforts to get a'
man were unsuccessful and further at
tempts to organize? a team were aban
doned. Mr Danaher said to-da.v that;
Thomas L. Reilly of Meriden was anx
ious to get the franchise.
SMALLPOX ON BOARD.
steamer L'Aqultaine which arrived
last night from Havre was detained at
quarantine to-day with a case of small
pox among the crew The patient, a
fireman, will be sent to North Brother
island, a portion of the crew will b
removed to Hoffman island for obser
vation and the steamer disinfected aniS
released.
MAN IN THE WATER.
dw Yo-rlr. Anrll 5 T
- . . t - - vvlC IX. JU".rJ.l U
the JVhite Star diner Oceanic at Quar
antine this morning saw the nude body
of a man drifting in the Narrows outi
to sea. Aiie lert leg was gone at the
knee and the left'arm missing.
OST Between N. E. Watch factory and Bank
- street, sum of money, please return to
Thomas Walsh at Watch factory. it
A
I 0SIrA siIk waist on S(Mh Main street,
L, Please return to this office. It

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