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yfc jr U i. WATERBURY, CONN, MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. ?TOL. XVI, NO. 166 v LOOT CHARGES REVIVED lOlHERJlLLOfilS CASE. STOLE DYHAMIT VAN COTTMAYGO E 1 I Buxnop That He Has Been Called Two Men Who Fought on a Tug The Pope Proposed New Cardi Panic Resulted on Board Amsterdam Car an American Officers May Have to Being Heard Before Judge Bur- Boys in North End Get a hoi ff WflQhincytnn Boat ' nals at the Session Stand Examination pee This Afternoon . v Of It, BOTH HI in TO-DAY'S 81ST0KY ROLLEYCAR FUSESBLEWOU i 4$ V SAYS HE" HAS NOT HEARD IT Xhe ; Assessment Plan In New xors Office That He Knows " of Several Indictments Were Returned Against uspects In Postal Department To- New York, June , 22. Postmaster iVan Cott was asked tosday if It was true as reported from Washington that President Roosevelt had asked him to go to Washington and explain certain irregularities In his , department, fcimong them the charge that the em ployer under him had been compelled to make campaign contributions. . "If I have been sent for I don't knoW anything about it," Mr Van Cott eald. ' "I don't expect to go to Wash ington to-day. Employes In this office have ;not been compelled to make cam paign contributions, so far as I know." ... : ' Washington, June 22. The fact that Postmaster General Payne has not been called1 into consultation by the Presi dent In the Van; Cott case, but that General Bristow and the attorney general have been his confidential ad visers in the premises, tends to in crease the belief that,Payne's influence at the white house has suffered a vital blight recently. If, as he insists, he (Payne) Is ' directing the investigation of the postal scandals, It is regarded as inost likely hei would have been at the white house with Mr Bristow last night; or wduld have been summoned there to-day. The president, however, nag-f-jtiot'-' seen Payne since he first heardyesterday of the new allegations gainst Van Cott. It is asserted that before the whole etoryiin connection with the Lincoln club's alleged scheme of campaign srraf I Is told, it will be shown that at leastf, on-half of the amount obtained from the $1 a month dues of the postal members -went directly . to Senator Thomas C. Piatt. When Senator Quay was accused several months ago of "having indirectly been a party to sollting campaign contributions from federal employes, there were ugly ru mojfs of serious action contemplated against him by the civil service com mission. Quay, however, as usual, was. able to squirm out of his dilemma and Piatt spon may have to attempt 8. similar wriggle. , As J illustrating how the Piatt ma chin has been fed In New York, and tne secret of its hidden power, the Van CottiLincoIn club affair should ooen the eves of decent republicans to what the f3att machine stands for, and what z exacts or. its adherents. Certain democrats here sav this evl denge when it has been got into proper enape wiu be excellent campaign ma 1 terial for Tammany to use in New York city,, ngamsi; any. , fusion movement next fall which ;Platt (attempts to con trol or In which he is allowed to be a prominent factor. If this system of levsilng upon the postal emnloves ob tain under the Van Cott regime, it is , suggested that it -might toe well for the administration to investigate condl- lions In other branches of the federal service in New York of which Piatt (favorites have been In charge for sev eral Vears. The Van Oott disclosure alsq,iiay shed Additional light on the determination of the Piatt machine to ef or, Wilbur F. Wakeman when e was appraiser of the port. . Tt, - .TV- ' m lUB'Diuomya postomce also may now come in for an overhauling. Piatt, It "wfll be remembered, was btttpr in his. antagonism to former Postmaster .Wilson. When Wilson retired the Bady-Platt cabal succeeded In having , ueorge H. Roberts, a PlAtt machine man ana at that time a machine dis trict leader, - made postmaster there. Mr Beevers Mr Drisrsrs and certain other handy men in the tostal live ;ln Brooklyn, and there may be others .there. Developments of an In- ceresong nature are expected this week. a8 the result of the deliberation of iho yrand jury in New York. Brooklyn and Washington. , The poslofflce Inspectors, who are as near to what is eoine on ns anybody, appear to be confident that many more Indictments will be fonnd Meanwhile Henry C. Payne is keeping more ana more to nimseif, his health shattered, hig mind overburdened and seemingly under a cloud which has no ellver lining. Friends of Mr Wvnne the first assistant, are gratified that he has requested the most thorough in vestigation of all the bureaus under his jurisdiction. Mr Payne does not seem to'truRt even his assistants now. and It is understood he gives them little of ills ; confidence. nasnington. June 22. Th cmrid Jury whicli haR been investigating the postal affntrs issued 'an indictment to day against A. W. Machen. Samuel A, Groff, George E.' Lorenz and Martha J. Iorenz, the two latter being residents of Toledo. O. The specific charge is . conspiracy to defraud the government; , The indictment is based on section 5.440 of the revised statutes, which rro- -rides a penalty of $10,000 fine or two years In prison, or both, in the disc,? . tlon of the court. EIGHT YACHTS STARTED. Dover; June 22. Eight yachts start ed i to-day in the annual race for the Emperor William cup, from Dover to Heligaland. 320 miles. A light breeze was : blowing. The schooner yacht Cicely, owned by Cecil Quentin and de signed by Fife, speedily assumed the lead, ..' . - SOLACE CARRIED SUPPLIES. Sari Francisco, June 22. The navy hospital transport -Solace, under com mand of Captain Singer, sailed yester- day cor iruam ana Manila, carrying a targe number of officers and enlisted men of the navy and several hundred tons of supplies. The Solace will re - turn here about September, i They Fell Overboard' and' Continued the Struggle in the Water Refused to Reach for Dlfe Preservers That Were Thrown to Them San . Francisco, June 22. While the tug Pciscllla, with a number of excur sionists on board, was entering her wharf ihere last snlgiht, J. D. Paulson, a bookkeeper for an electric company, aged 35 years, and Ed-ward Sollinger, a bartender, aged 24 years, began to scuffle In a friendly way and both fell Into the bay. Life preservers were thrown out to tfhem, ; btnt instead of utilizing the fouOys the unfortunate men engaged la a desperate S'txuggle with each other and before assistance reached them, were drowned. , 11 "i IWATTERSON ON CLEVELAND. Says He Has No More Chance Than a Oat In Hades. Louisvdlle, Ky, June 22. Henry Wattersoni thilnks Mr Cleveland Is growing .monotonous. He eays: "If Cleveland' had any sense of humor he would enjoy the joke ifox ia joke it has become-of seeing (Ms 'friends herald him as an unselfish patriot, who with fitting dignity disdains, wlhllst not re pelling, a (fourth nomination to the presidency, and ihe 'himself rushing in to print whenever somebody does this for 'him, to deny the allegation and de nounce the allegator. Young Mr Bai ley' of Texas, not the senator, but a scribe of the Dallas-Galveston News. is the latest victim of his own temer ity. Mr Ba'lley wonders now whether, in Ms professional character,' he went to Princeton merely for the benefit of SMs (health or what not" Of Bailey's interview Mr Watterson says It contains nothing which Mr Cleveland's admirers have not all along been saying and perhaps would better have been in the third Instead of the first person. , As to Cleveland's disclaimer, he says: "If Mr Cleveland ds not at least a receptive candidate for a fourth nomination, if there be not some force .oeniina mm wormng to tnat end to which he looks,, w-hy all this?" He ends: "Mr Cleveland has 'no more chance of a democratic nomiination for the presidency than a cat in Hades sml- nug.both a fan and a tall, not to men tion , clarws. We merely (mention this latest bit of stage play to keep abreast With events." ; ' ' ! SWEETHEARTS DIE TOGETHER. Girl Drinks Acid and Youth Uses Re- . volver Before Pursuers. 'Scranton, Pa. June 22. A pair of young sweethearts, Ernest Schmic and Miss Jennie Brennan, both of Green wood, 'were the participants in a dou ble tragedy last evening which, has re sulted In the former's death and -which will probably also prove mortal in the case of the girl. The 'two had loved each other devot edly for several months, but another woman from Schmlc s old home inter vened a week ago and sought to hold him to an alleged engagement. This led the pair to eeek relief in death, and, they apparently planned! ACL 7 It UigUb O ClULCULJl VTJ-Ui-L 1UUVU UCKUCia" tlon. , Miss -Brennan purchased a bot tle of carbolic acid and both started out for a walk. They strayed to a. se cluded spot in a forest and spent the afternoon sitting side by side. They were seen by several ramblers, and this ed to a search by the girl's cousin, homas Oavanaugh, and several friends. When the party came In sight of the pair Miss Brennan put the acid to her lips and drained it. 'Schmlc started to run, with several persons in close pursuit. He turned and drew a revol ver and fired upon the party three times. Then he turned the weapon to his heart and shot himself twice. He , fell dead instantly. The physi cian's hold out scant hope for the girl's recovery , GIFT TO MR THRASHER Directors c Law and Order League ; Give Him $1,000. The directors of the Law and Order league held their annual meeting in Hartford Saturday afternoon In Me morial hall, when the report of Secre tary S. P. Thrasher was read. His resignation as secretary was accepted and the directors appointed as his suc cessor1 Miss S. E. L. Ledyard, who has been assistant in the office in New Ha ven. At the conclusion of the business meeting Dr George Austin Bowen, president of the league, gave Mr Thrasher $1,000 in cash, with a testi monial recognizing the value of the work done by him and complimenting hi mupon ' securing the passage of the state police bill. The testimonial was signed by the directors of the league and accompanying it were letter of ap preciation and indorsements of the work done by Mr Thrasher as secre tary of the league.the letters numbering about 100 in all. After the meeting Mr Thrasher left for Washington, D. C. He is said to be considering a trip to Europe. GOLD FOR EUROPE. , New York, Juue 2.2 Kidder, Pea- body & Co have engaged $350,000 gold for shipment to Germany to-morrow. Goldman Sachs & Co have engaged $500,000 for gold shipment to Europe. Heidelbach. Ickelheimer & Co will ship $300,000 gold to Paris to-morrow. As an advertiser In the Democrat col umns you are in strenuous company the com Dan. v of those who state; their -wants forcefully and clearly and secure results nulcklv and surely. Our want column is sure to bring you .quick re- 1 turns. It costs 25 cents or less to try it - Members of Sacred College Assented and Seven Were Named Cardinal Satolll Has Been Transferred to a Place N?ar Rome, Which Is the Sum-. mer Residence of the Aristocracy. Rome, June 22. The consistory to day was especially important owing to the persistent rumors regarding the pope's ill health and the previous post- ponements. Naturally, a ceremony in which the pope, half hidden in precious vestments, is borne on a chair and is continually assisted, is not the best op portunity to judge of his appearance or the state of his health; but a man capable of undergoing the strain of such a function has plenty of vitality. The pontiff's features seemed, slightly more clear cut and his hands trembled perceptibly; but his voice was plainly J POPE LEQ. : heard, though it has lost something of its power. The ceremony was short- ened as much as possible and only last- ed about thirty-five minutes. All the cardinals of the curia, were invited to h Vatican half an hour before -the nooe's aonearaUce. and they assembled in tha orwisiatorv hnll in order of precedence, the three groups of car-, dinals (cardinal bishops, cardinal priests and cardinal deacons) forming a striking picture. , The entrance of tne pope, clad In white vestments and sur rounded by his trusted companions in their red robes, gave a finishing toucr. to the scene. After receiving the hom age of those, present the pontiff, recited a prayer and -then proceeded .to thJ. nomination of . the new .cardinals. The traditional secrecy was main tained, though now it is largely a mat ter of form. The pope . proposed each new cardinal, the members of the sa cred college signifying their assent by raising their caps. , ' . The following were created cardinals: Mgr Fischer, archbishop of Cologne. MgriTalianl, papal nuncio at Vienna. Mgr .Caviachino,' secretary of the council. Mgr Ajuti, papal nuncio at Lisbon. Mgr Nocella, ' secretary of the con- slstorial congregation. .. , Mgr Kabchthaler, archbishop ( of Salzburg, Austria Most Rev Herrero y Esplnosa, arch bishop of Valencia. " The pope transferred Cardinal Sera fino" Vannutelli from the bishopric of Frascatl to that of Porto Santa iRuflno which is of higher rank. - 1 Cardinal Satolli was transferred from the titular bishopric ,of Santa Marla.in Aracell to the diocete of Frascatl.. near Rome, the summer ' residence . of the Roman aristocracy. 9 ' : Afterwards the .pope announced the nominations of several archbishops who had been appointed by .brief. The pontiff appointed Cardinal Agli nrdi, who has been replaced as prefect or ecomony or tne-props ganaa, to e vice-chancellor of the Chiesa de4 La. rplpe. 'SERIOUS DISASTER. Passenger Coach Rolled Down Em bankment Returning From Funeral. San Francisco, June 22. A serious disaster has occurred on the North Shore railway In which two persons were killed and a score more or less severely hurt: . t The dead: Anton Roman, founder of the Over land Monthly. M. M. Kirk, San Francisco. Seriously injured: ' ' Thomas Donneau, ex-county clerk of Marine county. James Tunstead, sheriff of Marine county. All Jihe victims were returning from the funeral of Warren Dutton, presi dent of the -State Dairymen's associa tion and president of the Bank of Ma rine .County at Tomales. An extra special consisting, of an engine and a passenger coach was used to bring back the friends of the deceased bank er to t.Ms city. . About one mile south of Point Reyes the passenger coaches jumped the track. The coach which was filled with people rolled down an embank anient of 12 feet and was badly shat tered. . YALE MEN WERE OUT. Gales Ferry, June 22. No work on the river was required of the Yale 'varsity . eight this morning, .but. the freshman eight and 'varsity four went out for short time rows. The fresh man covered a mile in 5:15, going the first half at about a thirty stroke, which was hit up to thirty-two in the last half. ;The time of the four-oar for a half mile was 2:50. There wa3 - a strong northeast wind and the-weather was cold and cloudy. Alexander Cam eron, head coach of last year's crow, and Armstrong, captain of the crew, are visitors at the Yale quarters. .ft. People Jumped From the Car and Were Injured Several Women Fainted and Were Trampled Under , Foot By Men Eager to Get Out. ; New York, June 22. Three persons have been sev erely hurt and a score were cut and bruised in a' panic aboard an Amsterdam avenue trolley .car. The fuses in the controller box blew out and jets of blue' fire fright ened those sitting near by almost- out of their wits. A woman leaped out and struck head first against an iron pillar. She wag badly, cut. iHer hus band jumped with their little girl and also was badly cut. The child was uninjured-. Another man bjoke one of his legs. - By this time the excite ment aboard the crowded carhad be come intense. Se-veral.women fainted and their fellow passengers trampled them under foot in the rush for the exits; '.' -" a i i N i REV ROBERT MAC ARTHUR. Says Strikes Ought to Be Obsolete i , . Mediaeval and Barbarous. New York, June 22. Finding a sub ject for a sermon in the strike of the building trades, the Rev Robert Mac Arthur, preaching in Calvary Baptist church, said: " "Strikes ought to be obsolete. They belong to the mediaeval and barbarous ages. Tdme has come for concessions 'and conciliation and .arbitration. Iiime has come when the pulpit and the press must llf't their united voices in, the best interests of the working man. We must insist on the preser vation of law and order. , Let men have the right to" strike if in doing so they violate no contract We all ad mit they have, this right, provided oth er men are not prevented taking the work which they refuse to do. "As a friend of -labor I lift up my voice in favor of arbitration1. The la bor union that refuses to arbitrate the case Implies 'its side la" bad, . It is pos sible for the labor unions to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. They may interfere with America's . indus trial "supremacy in ! the world. , We must beg all workingmen and employ ers to act according to the 'golden rule, iwhleh Is as necessary to success in trade us essential to progress in relig ion," GAS EXPLOSION. Fourteen Men Were Burned and Sev . " . ' "eral Will Die;- -- Tamaqua,sPa. June 22. By an ex plosion of . gas in the No 4 mine of the Lehigh Coal and - Navigation Col late last night, fourteen men were so badly burned that it is thought six of them will die. , Daniel Lewis, a miner, suc cumbed to. his injuries to-day. Two English speaking miners and three for eigners are in a. critical condition and their recovery is doubtful. -The explo sion, it is' believed, was due to a defec tive safety lamp. v - W. L. SQUIRE'S FUNERAL, Meriden, June 22. Many Merlden city officials as well as officials of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, were present thist afternoon at the funeral services of the late William L. Squire, treasurer of the company. At the Squire residese prayers were offered at 2 o'clock and at 2:30 the ser vices in the church began. ':, Rev Albert L. Lord conducted the services. The body was taken to Hartford late this afternoon and the interment .was in Cedar Hill cemetery. HARTFORD WAITERS TO ACT. Hartford, June 22. Members of the local union of the Hotel and Restaurant Employes' alliance are preparing schedule of wages and hours to be pre sented to the proprietors of hotels and restaurants in this city. The union' of colored waiters will take. similar action and the local union of bartenders will present a schedule for a shorter work day. The waiters ask for $30 in hotels and $9 per week In restaurants and for DIXON'S SPECI AL 'WARNING. Portland, Ore, June 22. Edward Dixon, a special agent of the interior department, is now in Eastern Oregon, warning cattlemen and others who have fenced in government lands to tear down the obstructions. Those who fail to obey Mr Dixon's orders will be prosecuted. Over 500,000 acres of government land will be -thrown open to entry by this action of the federal officials. WEATHER FORECAST Boston, Mass, June 22. Forecast for Connecticut: Fair to-night; Tuesday fair; probably followed by rain; fresh northeasterly winds. The disturbance that was central in Ohio Saturday morning moved east ward and produced heavy rain along the coast. It has now passed out to sea. Another disturbance Is central this morning near St Lous. It is produc ing cloudy weather with light showers and thunderstorms in the central sec tions. Conditions favor for this vicinity partly cloudy weather and possibly light showers. Rainfall and mean temperature- in New England for the past 7 days: Stations.: Rainfall. Temp. Portland . . . . . .... 1.00 54 Eastport . . ; . . . . , ; .GO 52 Concord, N. II.. ... . 4.00 54 Northfleld, Vt ... . . 1.50 . 50 ; Boston . ... . . . ... . 5.10 54 Block Island .50 . 54 Nantuc'ret .20 ; .54 New Haven 3.05 58 . Pictures Belonging to -Municipal Mu seum Missing Governor Taft Has Returned to Manila Much Improved in Health. Manila, June 22. The charges that American officers Jooted public build- cgs In Manila after the surrender of the city in 1898 have been revived and may possibly leadvto a formal investi gation. Recently the authorities en deavored to locate certain pictures and art objects belonging to the municipal museum and the inquiry showed that they had been given to a Filipino to take J care of after the surrender. The Fill- pino offers to prove that some officers received the pictures and it is claimed that a former staff officer abstracted a silver service from the Malacan palace. The government may ask the war . de partment to investigate the matter. Governor y Taft has returned from Ponguet. His health is completely re stored. BURNED A TEMPLE. 'eople At Shanghai Were Celebrating When It Caught Fire. , victoria, B. C., June ' 22. Advices from Shanghai 'tell of the burning of a temple, at Ring Tu Involving the loss of 150 lives. A large throng gathered to worship and burned paper and in cense by the wholesale. This resulted In the temple taking fire near the stair way, cutting off the escape of the peo ple. Many jumped from windows and were killed, others were crushed to death by the crowds. - The Nippen Yusen Kaisha has pur chased the fleet of steamers on the Yang , Tsze of the McBain Navigation Co for one and a half million dollars and the Japanese line will make this a connection of their American and Eu ropean services. INSURRECTION GROWING. There Are Fifty Thousand Insurgents Armed With Modern -Weapons.' Victoria, B. C, June 22. The steam er Athenian, which reached port yes terday from the Orient, brought news that the Insurrection in Yunnan is causing 'grave alarm. A Pekiih dispatch of June 4 'says the Yunnan insurgents now number more than 50,000 ; They are well trained and armed with weapons of improved pattern. So far' the government forces have 'jfared badly in encounters with the rebels-. -f Frony refugees" who came from "shipping it was learned that ' a -ehurcth belonging to French missionar- ies was destroyed and the missionaries fled to Yunnan for saf ety Some of the priests were captured and mur dered; by the rebels. JUDGMENT IN TEST CASE. London, June 22. Lord Chief Jus tice Alverstone to-day delivered judg ment in a test case arising from the agreement made by Ogden's (limited) at the time of the tpr:acco warlto dis tribute to retailers annually four years. Ogdens at that time represented the American Tobacco Co.' The lord chief justice found that Ogdens was not re lieved of these contracts by the sale of its business and Its incorporation into theh Anglo-American combine. REPORT WAS UNTRUE. St Petersburg, June 22. Officials of both the court and the ministry of the interior say the reports that-an at tempt was recently made on the life of the czar are "untrue. A story was cir- cuiated a month ago that the czar had been fired on while driving in the park of Tsarskee-Solo, but it was explained that it originated in the accidental dis charge of a revolver which was care lessly dropped by a detective as his majesty's carriage passed, ,, MURDERED HIS SWEETHEART. Baltimore, June 22. Early this morn ing Elmer Heath, who on last Friday murdered his sweetheart, Kate Ad kins, and attempted suicide at Salis bury, Md, was hurriedly removed from the jail in that town and driven rapidly In a carriage to Snow Hill, in the ad joining county, where there Is a strong prison. An angry crowd had surround ed the Salisbury jail, and Judge Holl and Mayor Dlsharon thought it prudent "to remove the prisoner. MUSICAL CRITIC DEAD. Chicago, June 22. Samuel Vernon Steele, for many years one of the best known dramatic and musical critics In Chicago, died yesterday of bronchitis. During the world's fair Mr (Steele was second in command in the bureau of publicity and promotion. After the close of the exposition he became an editorial writer on the Chronicle, but ill health forced him to give up tin work several months ago. INJUNCTION DISSOLVED. Richmond, June 22. In the chancery court to-day, Judge Grinnan dissolved the injunction restraining the United States government from taking pos session of the cruiser Galveston. The federal government stipulates that the ship shall remain the property of the Trigg creditors until the case "is deter mined in the courts of the highest re sort. The Galvestor will be launched this week. FINED FOR STONING CARS. Stratford, June 22. John J. Commer-. ford, between 1? and 20 years of age, was fined $28 and costs this morning on the charge of stoning street cars and using abusive language. He stood on the tracks yesterday and stoned sev eral cars. . He is out of . the state school for boys on probation. This Is a Suit for $100 In the "Red Pepper Case Dillonis Is Said to Have" Called the Plaintiff a Perjurer. The case of Antonina Radaiczute vs Vincent R. Dillonis began this after noon in the city court before Judge Burpee.; The plaintiff . ciaims $100 damages. She was a witness for the state in the famous "red pepper case" which occurred at a dance in Brooklyn some time ago. Two young fellows were arrested for throwing the pepper on the dance floor and they belonged to Mr Dillonis's church. ', Hence his in- terest In them. After the case was dis posed of Mr Dillonis met the plaintiff in this case on the street and shaking his right fist in her face, said she was a; perjurer and h would have her in jail for perjury. This is what she claims. Attorney Bauby represented the plaintiff and Attorney Wood the de fendant. CITY NEWS The curates' of . the Hartford dlo- cese will be on retreat this week. Mr and Mrs Christopher Geraghty of North square are visiting friends in Ne w York. Rev Ellsworth Tracy of this city preached the first sermon since his or dination at Trinity church yesterday morning. , ' . Miss Anna Ringenberg of 121 Law rence street, left Saturday for Pennsyl vania where, she will , remain about three weeks., Notwithstanding the , inclement weather a large crowd was present at the promenade of the Waterbury Mill- iko-.i aA,', Eiistice,- the ' seven -months old "son of Mr and Mrsi Maurumltis. of 10 Green istreet, died last might- The f u- neral will -be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Peter Ayotte of 57 North Elm street left to-day for Canada 'where he will .spend a vacation of one month. This is the first time In thirtyeven years that he. has visited his native place and he expects to enjoy the. trip 1m- menisely. V v O. J. Sawdeye . Sunday Telegram came out in an enlarged and otherwise improved style yesterday. The- Tele- gram shows signs ; of prosperity and there -seems to be no reason whv it should . not. It would seem as , though Waiterbury ought to 'be able to support a local Sunday paper. The board of public works will meet to-morrow night. They, intended to have an outing to-day, but the threat- enmg weatlier interfered with their plans, just as it has 'done for the past three weeks. Mayor1 Kilduff savs thev will have to select some other dav of me weeii oesiaes jvionaay. ' The will of the .late Robert Mc- Grath was approved by Judge Lowe in probate to-day. Thomas McGrath, a brother of testator and Otto Castrop, a mend, were appointed administra tors, and Edward- McGrath. another brother of testator, and James A. Hynes, another friend, were appointed appraisers. Paul Cruess, the four-year-old child of Mr-and Mrs John F. Cruess of 1108 East Main street, met with an unfor tunate accident on Saturday evening. He was standing on an express wa gon, leaning over the railing of a ve randa, 'when he lost his balance and fell a- distance of, about twenty feet, striking on a concrete walk. Dr Thur ber was summoned and found that there was a slight fracture- of the skull, a bruised arm, a cut under the eye and otner cruises. J. B., Wells, formerly a popular resi dent of this town, and now in charge of a tobacco plantation at North Bloomfield, Mass, calling upon his old friends' in Waterbury. Mr Wells appears to have grown young since he left the Brass City, and while, he still has a warm corner for the spot where he figured so 'prominently in so many hard fought battles sometimes com ing out ahead and getting left now and then, he says he is petfectly satisfied with his new field and intends to con tinue curing tobacco and let, the boys here take care of themselves for a time. Michael Gavin, aged-82 years, died last evening. He leaves one daugh ter and three sons Mrs John CronSn, John, Francis and Patrick Gavin. Mr Gavin came to the United States from Ireland fifty-two years ago and . after a residence of thirty years in New York state came to Waterbury and re sided here 'continuously 1 until Ms delth. He worked In Riverside cem eterv for fourteen or fifteen years un dr the late Michael Begnal, but for some time past he has not been able to nerform anv manual labor. The funeral will take place from the f am ily residence on Charles street to St Patrick's churcih . to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rormal opening of Jones, Mor gan & Co's store, which took place Saturday night, was a notable epoch in the history of the business affairs of Waterbury and thousands crowded in fo see the beautiful structure and admire the large stock of 'goods that filled the counters and shelves. rphA X. . wav employed on the building during H orinifrnpflnn. from the orvJlnnrv lfl- borer to the skilled mechanic, re ceived special invitations to be pres ent and all or at least as many who found it convenient to attend and their families were among the visitors. The proprietors were the recipients- of congratulations on all sides and the occasion was one' which will long, be remembered, not only by those who succeeded in getting on the Inside but also by the thousands of people, young and old, who viewed the dazzling sight from the sidewalks. CASUALTIES MAY BESULT, The Youngsters Evidently Do Not Know What ' They Have Stolen The Dynamite Was' the Property of . Contractor McManus, , . Serious accidents are expected-.to oc cur in the north end. A tool box be longing to Edward McManus, a con tractor, and which contained a num ber -of sticks of dynamite, was broken open on-Crown street thft forenoon by a number of boys and every stick of the powerful explosive taken. Officer Keegan tried to find McManus by tele- phonebut failed. No one . seems to know who the boy& are that took the dynamite, nor is It kn&wn that the boys were aware it was dynamite they took. Anyhow, the greatest apprehension is relt that some boy .will get seriously hurt before the explosive recovered. WAS WELL KNOWN HEED. ! The La'te Rev B. OfR. Sheridan Fathcf Slocum's Tribute. At the churches yesterday, Watrr- bury- people learned with profound re gret of the death of the Rev Bernard O'Reilly Sheridan, for many years pastor .of St , John's parish, Middle town. . Father Sheridan was one of the best known priests in New England, and was fairly : idolized not alone by those who had an acquaintance with him'butT-also by people who knew him by reputation only. He was a typical Soggarth Aroon," and probably few. men held a warmer place in the hearts of those with whom he came in con- w- iot X , tact during his long and creditable ca reer as an active worker In' the cause of humanity. He would- have ' been dear to the people of this town were it for no other reason than that he was a brother to Father Sheridan Of Naugatuck whose namp . bn long since been a household , word in 4 this city, but his unbounded popularity emanated from bis own real worth rather than from any other: source, so that the news of hia danv was a rude shock to his numerous friends and acquaintances here. At Immaculate Conception church ather blocum paid a .fitting tribute to his memory ; , and during the day many a tear was sued by the older members of the community for him "whose ; magnetic voice had charmed them in the times when it required more courage to voice the sentiments of Ca tholicism In Connecticut than it does to day. In addition to his labors in his chosen field, the priesthood, he devoted considerable time to other matters and rwas noted as an ardent patriot, and . was in great .demand with the G. A. R, and kindred organizations and 6q. livered many stirring addresses under their auspices In different parts of the state, tie was aiso a strong advocate of the Irish national cause and from the time, of his (boyhood never lost an opportunity to do1 all In his power to bring it to a successful termination. He spoke ' on the ; subject different times In Wlaterbury during the pastor ate of the lamented' Father Walsh and if his speeches and writings on -that question could be collected and pub lished they would make interesting and instructive reading and would prove a .valuable addition to current litera ture, especially that which pertains to the vexed question of land tenure ia Ireland. Father Sheridan was a man of great force of character and in his younger years had few peers as a pub- lie speaker. He v will be missed not only among his own brother priests,' but also by a large number of peopla all over the state, who looked to him as one on whom they could always look for a. helping hand whenever and in whatsoever manner the occasion . manded it. "F.J '.-, v, ''."';' . - ?' 'MIKE" DELANEY HOME. The Little Second Baseman of tb.8 Springfield Team Wants Release. Michael J. Delaney arrived in this city yesterday having quit the Spring field team for good. He has been on the bench for the past few days and he did not' like the idea of drawing salary and doing nothing. Saturday night he determined to quit and left for his home In this city. He has written to Manager Connor for his release and nerhaps he may get It. He has offers to go to oth -teams and je Pjefers to work rather than be forced to sit on ihs bench. . OARS RAN-WILD. Were ' Loaded With Coal Jtmipet1 Tracks and Three Were Killed. Spokane, Wash, June 22. A Great Northern train of sixty cars loaded with coal got beyond control of the engineer and tore through the city at a frightful speed, finally jumping the track. Three persons were tinea, nine Injured and' seveial are missing. Three buildings were wrecked. LAWYER STRICKEN SUDDENLY. New J York, June 22. Daniel Judsoa Helden, a member of the law firm of Coudert Bros Is dead at his home in this city. He was stricken very eud- denlv. Mr Holden was a member of e Pany eauius cl"uo a"u B7ul OI svvvim iuiKe ouutuuu ment companies. The Fair Haven and Westville Ral! road Co, which operates the trolley lines In and about New Haven, an nounces an allotment of new stock to stockholders at par in the ratio of one new share or each four shares now held. The outstanding capital is in round numbers $4,400,000 in shares of $25 each and the company pays 5 per cent in dividends. The stock is at a handsome premium.