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VOL. XVI, NO. 19 U
Announced That the Body of Pope Leo XIII Was
v Lying in State
la Order to be Able to Get a Look at the Dead Pontiff The Scenes
Around the Edifice Were Such as were Never Before Witnessed -Italian
Grenadiers, for the First time in Years, Were on Guard
Outside the Church Wherein the Remains of Pope Leo Were Be-
ing Viewed by Thousands
Rome, July 23. To-day the . silent
form of Leo XIII lay In state In the
basilica of St Peter's, while thousands
of persons from the ordinary walks -.1
life fil&d past to pay their last tribute
or lore ,ana veneration,, , xne impres
sive ceremonies of yesterday; were
viewed by only a favored few of the
nobility, aristocracy and the highest
clergy, but to-day the doors were
: opened to the entire public. Many re
tnained on the piazza throughout the
" hot night in order to gain a place at
; the head of the line. By 5 o'clock this
morning .there was a crowd of several
.hundred, , which had Increased by; 6
o'clock to several thousands. . Elaborate
preparations had been made to guard
against accidents In the crush. All
converging, streets were cleared of ve
hicles, leaving them free for f6ot pas
eengers,. while six ambulance stations
had been erected, including one at the
entrance to the piazza and another be-
side the door of St Peter's:
Exactly at 6 o'clock the bells of the
great cathedral began tolling mourn
fully, the cnimes running down tnrougn
the scale lintil a deep bass stroke had
completed 'the minor chord.
At the sound of the first bell two
regiments ' of - . Italian grenadiers
marched smartly across the piazza to
the stone steps and soon the vast porti
co, swarmed or the-first time In , years
' with Italian troops. 300 on the portico
' and 1.200 surrounding the colonnades.
The grenadiers wore long, blue service
coats and peaked caps. They stood in
, double column at parade rest, the lines
extending from . the threshold of the
'church through a narrow gateway of a
tflmnnrflTv wood An SmrtnrA whlfh was
. holding back the crowd, 'At five min
utes .after. 6. the gate was opened and
the human tide began to flow in: The
Jam-at-the-narrow entrance soon be-
-came : terrific; threatening serious re
sult to the struggling mass of hajf-
. fainting i .women : and ( children., Air
though the crowd, was pot extraordinari'1
ly large, the steady movement, into the
funnel-like- end osurp made the pressure
terrific. .Many women had their dress
es; or veils torn off and: some , were
lifted, -exhausted, over the wooden en
closure and out of the crush, j For
tunately, there were' noserious acci
dents and the ambulances Iwere . not
summoned. u
Within the., church temporary, rail
ings had been erected to keep the peo
ple In a straight line leading dlrectU
to the bier. This was the center to
which all eyes turned. The silent form
lay on a catafalque' ten feet high, so
that all could see it- The body was
slightly inclined, with the bead raised
and facing the passing throng. "The
visage had a chalky whiteness and ap
peared to be unnaturally shriveled. It
was robed in the full vestments as the
Roman public know the pontiff In life.
Around the bier burned thirteen high
candles, while on each side stood tho
miovo mji-tsvnloss "Farther back
were kneeling priests, and acolyte
softly intoning In venerations. -
The crowd pushed against the Iron
trellis which separates the chapel
from the main portion of the church,
but those who expected to kiss the
slippered feet were disappointed, as the
officials had adopted 'precautionary
measures so that the lower extremities
of the body were naif a yard back of
the iron grating. .
All ranks and stations of life were
represented In the faces which were
. pressed against the trellis. Many
were working people; there also were
groups of convent girls under the care
of nuns, and of school boys headed by
priests. Crowds continued to pass be-
, tore the bier throughout . the morning.
At 950 a. m. a solemn pontifical re
quiem mass .was. celebrated in St
Peter's for the . repose of the soul of
Leo XIII. The crowd was kept con
stantly moving within the wooden bar
riers. Several thousand people were
present although in so vast a church,
capable of containing 70,000 people,
they appeared to be a mere handful,
especially as they were all standing.
Cardinal Oreglia feels worn out, ow
ing to his unaccustomed exertions. His
" life as a cardinal was one of uninter
rupted serenity and he now bears
practically the entire burden of the
church, and also the minute details of
the preparations for the obsequies and
the . conclave. Notwithstanding this
he , opened this" morning's meeting of
the congregation of cardinals.
, The number of those present to-day
was augmented by the presence of two
hew arrivals. . Cardinal Domenico
Svampa. archbishop of Bologna, and
Cardinal plnlio Boschhi, archbishop of
Ferrera. The former was especially
warmly welcomed by his colleagues, as
being one of the most prominent mem
bers of the sacred college and because
he is mentioned as among those most
likely to succeed Pope Leo. It is being
remarked that Cardinal Oreglla's re
sponsibilities have softened his austerity-
and that he is directing affairs
with firmness, but without harshness,
showing the cardinals every consldera
lon and giving, constant proof equani
At this morning's - meeting of the
' congregation of cardinals a committee,
consisting of Cardinals Casali, Maccbi,
and Delia Volpe, was appointed to su
pervise all the arrangements in connec
tion with the conclave.
Two doctors, Lappont and Pelagallo,
a surgeon. Professor Caglati and a
druggist were appointed to attend
cardinals while thy are shut up-
Finally, the cardinals appointed a
committee to receive the case contain
ing the papal treasure from the congre
gation of briefs, whose ; work is sus
pended until a new pope is elected,
and to receive the papal seals from the
apostolic chancelry. ;A
During the hot hours of. the day the
nrowd at St Peter's decreased and little
difficulty was experienced in viewing
the body.
An extraordinary , significant element
was Introduced later in the morning by
Italian soldiers entering the church, for
the maintenance of order in full uni
form, wearing their caps and side
arms. They lined tne aisies or. in
basilica. . , ' ' f -
Recently Declared Insane1 Barricaded
Himself Against Examiners.
Louisville, Ky, July 23.--A telephone
message from Richmond, Ky, says :
Cassius M. Clay, the "Sage of White
Hall," former minister to Russia and a
widely known Kentuekian, died at his
home at White Hall at 9:10 o'clock last
night. .. . ;'; .
. His children were all at his bedside.
Some Of them had not been in their
father's house or. seen him in years ber
cause of his s peculiar hallucination
that they were in a vendetta sworn to
kUl him. ; v . " ;
General Clay was declared insane' on
July 8, the action being taken at the in
stance of his children to protect his
property. , v" y-:"
, Barricading his room in-White Hall,
his ancestral home, General Clay kept
the two doctors sent by ' the ' Madison
county court to examine into his men
tal condition at bay for; several hours
by guarding the house with his shot
gun. They had a hard time trying to
make their report on the lunacy 'writ
obtained by his children, but they suc
ceeded, andvtheir evidence resulted In
pis being adjudged insane.
General Clay -was 93 years old. He
took, a prominent part in the agitation
Of abolition Views views during slavery
days, and after-the war retired to his
home to lead a life of a country gentle
man. y ' -'
i He astonished! tho entire country in
1892 by marrying a girl of 15, Dora
CleQl Richardson. He was then 83
years old, 5ut no one dared to comment
openly upon .the peculiar match, as the
general showed himself ready , on all
occasions to resent any remarks about
hdmself. v. -.'.,.
Taking his child wife to White Hall,
he placed' her in , a, veritable prison,
guarding her as though she were in a
fortress. - He was afraid constantly
that he would be attacked by enemies,
and was always prepared to resist a
siege. -"';. After his marriage to his child
wife he 'believed that his enemies were
planning to steal her from him. He
engaged a band of armed men to guard
the place, with instructions to shoot
anyone who , acted in any way sus
piciously. " ; ' .
Will Bryant, a young farmer, was
said to be especially jattentive to young
Mrs Clay, and the old general threat
ened on many occasions to kill him on
sight. AC this time the general was
paying the house rent of his wife's
(brother, ClelJ. Richardson, and be said
he would cut off ' further supplies of
money unless young Bryant kept away
from his house. This trouble was
patched up, thought Dora stayed with
her brother f or days at a "time, return
ing .wheu she was so Inclined to her
husband in White Hall.
When-"h1s, child wife was taken ill
the old general's anxiety was pathetic
to witness. When she was well
enough she returned to the general's
house. Finally, after several domes
tic spats, Dora again left his roof and
refused to return, and General Clay
brought suit against her on tfie ground
of abandonment.' ,
' y White the suit was pending the gen
eral discovered that his wife had fallen
in love with Riley Brook, her sweet
heart of earlier days, and,, using this
evidence," he procured a divorce. The
general gave her a farm near his own
upon which she lived with her new
husband, who was killed by,a train at
Long View, 111, on June 21 last. When
General Clay heard of the death Of his
former wife's husband he sent hls at
tendant, Joe" Perkins, to bring her back
to him' but she would not consider his
offer, though she has a child 3 years
old. v-
General Clay was a graduate of Yale
and a veteran of the Mexican war. He
fought more duels than any other man
in the ; country. He founded public
schools in Kentucky, and as minister
to Russia during the civil war- he
helped to prevent England from active
ly assisting the south. He also was in
terested in the purchase of Alaska by
the United States. He was also an edi
or, lecturer and politician.
His first wdfe got a divorce from him
and, he divided his property of 2,000
acrei among her and, his children, giv
ing her a full half and retaining to:
himself only 260 acres and the home
stead. In March, 1889, he was believed
to be Insane and an attempt' was made
put him under restraint.
London, July 23. B. L. Farjeon. the
novelist, died suddenly at his residence
at Hampstead this morning. He mar
ried Margaret, daughter .of Joseph Jef
ferson, the American aetor,' in lSTT
nil hi mi RELIEF.
Fop the People Who Were Sore
ly Stricken By Tornado.
Three Persons Lost Their Lives and
Fifty Families Were Made Home
less The Loss is Estimated at Two
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Paterson, N. J., July 23. Mayor
Hinchliffe to-day " called together the
leading citizens of Paterson to devise
ways and means of providing" relief at
once for the people most sorely stricken
by the tornado which wrought death
and devastation in this city yesterday.
Two thousand men, including many
members of the fire department, were
set to work to-day to dear away the
wreckage strewn in the streets by the
storm. 'y ,1 ; -, , : ; yj-'v-
In summing up the tornado's terrible
work. Paterson to-day counts three
dead, 100 injured, fifty families made
homeless and - a property loss esti
mated at $200,000. The tornado - fol
lowed a line 400 feet wide from the
southwest to the northeast of the city.
Joseph Vandain, 20 years old, was
crushed to death under a falling build
ing. Richard Hancock, 8 years old, had
the back of his head cut off by a falling
roof. ' ' : . '
Mrs Mary Nevin, 75 years old, died
from fright. '
About twenty-five persons are under
treatment at the hospitals. It is ex
pected all will Tecover. John Saunders,
a' steel worker in the Passaic rolling
mill, is the worst injured, being badly
cut about the ' body, and face. ' ; ,
Arrested for - Collecting .. Internal Rev
enues Wrongfully Imposed. ?
Phoenix, Ariz, July 23. Shelby M.
Cullom, a' nephew Of the senior sena
tor from Illinois has been arrested by
United States Marshal McCord, on an
Indictment returned by the; tnited
States grand 'jury at,Prescott CulIon
was allowed his freedom, however, 04
his own recognizance, and Jeft foj"
Prescott with the officer to answer the
charge- '':Vv'; ''-?.'). :t'r-'
; Cullom Is clerk of the supreme-court
of Arizona, having some months ago
resigned the deputyjcbllectorship' of the
internal' revenue at Santa Fe. It 14
said the trouble arose over the collec-i
tion'of internal revenues which 'were
later refunded when it. was alleged
they . had .been wrongfully imposed, .
Twenty Thousand of His -Majesty's
Troops on Parade. -
Dublin, July 23. King Edward to
day reviewed 15,000 troops and 5,000
men of the naval brigade in Phoenix
park. The weather was most favor
alble, 'bright sunshine permitting the
(wearing of summer costumes.: . The
consequent color effect when ' the
ground was packed by tens , of . thou
sands of spectators . made by far the
most 'brilliant scene of many witnessed
silnce their majesties' arrival in 'Lon
don: It was the largest' muster of
troops . ever seen at, a review in Ire
land. ; The Duke of Oonnaught was
in command. 7 V v rj
The king, who wore the uniform of a
field marshal' was attended by Lord
Lieutenant the Earl of Dudley, and a
numerous suite. Prior to leaving the
vice-regal lodge his majesty presented
colors to the Royal Hibernian military
Received in London To-Day By Lord
' Mayor ' Samuel.
London, July 23. The French sena
tors and , deputies representing the in-J
Ternataonai -anDixrauon group, accom
panied by a number of British mem
bers of parliament, were formally re
ceived to-day by Lord Mayor Samuel
and the lady mayoress at the Mansion
house. The lord mayor and: Baron
d'Estournelles de Constant, leader of
the visiting delegation, made speeches
during which they reiterafted and em
phasized the desire for continued inter
national friendship and! the conclu
sion of a treaty of arbitration.
The Frenchmen afterwards visited
the stock exchange and the financial
district ! '
Started Without the Constitu
tion in To-Day 's Races.
The Constitution Is Laid Up For Re
pair The--Start Was (Made at About
10:50 dn ,a Ten Knot Breeze.
Newport, R. I., July 23. The harbor
preparations for the Astor Cup race
to-day by the schooners and the sloops
of the New York Yacht club fleet were
-made this morning under, hazy skies
and in light airs from, the southwest.
Seven sloops and three schooners were
entered last night for .the event, but
for the first time since this special
race became a fixture, the big cup de
fenders were , hot allowed to compete.
Tho race originated with Captain Og
den, Goelet in 1882, and for i fifteen
years it was known as th4 Goelet Cups.
Such yachts as the Puritan, . Mayflow
er, Volunteer, Vigilant and Columbia,
all America's ; Cup defenders, won
them. The defender failed to win the
cup in 1895, and the 'Columbia beat the
Constitution two years a6. .
Upon the death of Mr Goelet in 1897
Colonel John Jacob AstOr stepped for
ward and" has since kept up the event,
offering as did Mr Goelet $1,000 cups
for schooners and $500 cups for sloops.
The event to-day Is the fifth renewal
by Colonel Astor. 1 !
. . Last year the club adopted a new
measurement rule limiting the draft of
all yachts to 18 feet. . The three cup
yachts this year all draw more than
18 feet, so are bavrred from competing,
ibut the club offered, a special cup for
the cup defender candidates.
The Astor Cup day has always
ranked as one of the Heading events in
the yachting season arid to-day nearly
every steam yacht in tho fleet bad a
full quota of guests when it left for
the starting line off Brenton's Roof
The courses were the same a havo
obtained for the last twenty-one years,
two' obtuse triangles each 38 miles
round. ; As souwest rtvihds-have us
ually prevailed, the yacbts in nearly all
the ' races have "Been on a. . 12 mile
beat to Block. Island), wltn an 18 mile
run to West Island, off tSakonnet Point,
and a 6 male reach to the finish. In
an easterly ibreeze - the yachts have
been sent. In the direction of Buzzard's
Bay, rounding the Vineyard Sound and
the Hen 'and Chicken's lightship. v
At 10 o'clock this morning tho wind
was Mowing about four knots from
the southwest and it looked as if the
first named! course would be sailed. '
The regatta committee, as in4 former
years, were the guests of .Colonel As
tor on the Nourmahal. and they left for
the start about half -past ten o'clock,
followed by .-a- score, of .'other .steam
yachts and those which were to' partic
ipate in the race. , . -
Only the reliance and Columbia of
the big yachts started in to-day's race.
The starting' "time was"" Reliance,
11:50.48; Columbia, 11:49.39. There
was a ten knot breeze blowing at the
time. ' ;
The Spanker , Sheet of the New Boat
; . . ,Gave( Trouble. ,
New' York, July 23. The two Sham
rocks fleft their moorings to-day for
the lightship at 10:35 o'clock. The
wind was west by north and nearly
calm. The' run was east by south. The
unofficial time of the start was Sham
rock III, ; 12:51.10; - Shamrock ' I,
12:53.05. The spanker sheet of Sham
rock III parted just after crossing the
line and the yacht lost much time.
At 2:25 Shamrock III was leading
by fully two minutes. -'
Vand'erbllts Receiving Much Attention
in St Petersburg. . V
St' Petersburg, July 23. Mr and Mrs
Cornelius Vanderhlli; during their stay
here received much attention. . They
were dined by Grand Duke .Boris at
the imperial palace. Grand Duke
Vladimir was among the many notable
persons present. Mr and Mrs Vander
bilt were also. -entertained at dinner
by the Grand Duke Michaelovltch and
they gave a -luncheon to Grand Duke
Boris and other members .of the im
perial family on board their yacht, the
Nonth Star.:
Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 23. War
rants have been Issued for the arrest of
twenty New York Central railroad
cierks in connection with the robbing
of freight cars. Six clerks were arrest
ed some time ago on the same charges
and five pleaded guilty. They are
supposed to have given information
leading toythe issue 6f additional war
rants. ' ' .
New York, July 23. Acting Police
Commissioner Ebstein to-day refused a
permit to march through the streets to
Mother Jones and her "army" of tex
tn irnrkftrst. which has marched from
I Philadelnhia with the intention of at-
pealing to President Roosevelt for the
abolition of child labor to the mills.
Wife of Dean Smith of Yale Puts
. Night Marauder to Flight.
New Haven. July 23. A burglar met
his match and almost was captured by
Mrs H. E. Smith, wife of . Dean Her
bert E. . Smith of the Yale . Medical
school, in Wood mont yesterday morn
ing. Mrs Smith is proficient in the
use of firearms and she iook three or
four shots at ' the burglar as he was
running from the house.
In the absence of Dr, Smith this
week Mrs Smith bas been especially
alert. - The dull thump of the burglar's
ladder against the walls of the cottage
aroused her about 2. a. m. She took the
pistol from her bureau drawer and
began a quiet search. . Through a cor
ner window the burglar was taking a
survey of the room wnen airs mixn
pushed open the door. The burglar
slid to the ground, as Mrs Smith sent
several shots after him.
' Constantinople July 23. The ' in
creasing activity of the revolutionists
in ; Macedonia and the difllcultles en
countered by the Turkish troops are
producing an unpleasant effect in of
ficial ; quarters and apprehension in
diplomatic circles, where it is believed
the existing situation will lead to fresh
demands on the part of the powers, In
cluding the establishment of efficacious
European control. Even the Austrians
and Russians now admit that the re
form scheme is inadequate.
The Mount Pleasant, Brertoli Woods,
N. H., July 23. Jacob Valentine, a
prominent New York "man, who was
spending his 24th season at the Craw
ford house, was found dead in bed to
day. Brief funeral services were held
in the house, Rev Dr Pullman ofllciat
ing, and the body was started for New
York, where an invalid wife and two
married daughters will receive it.
Forecast for Connecticut;. Fair in
south, showers In north portion to
night; Friday ' fair and slightly warm
er; light variable winds, becoming
westerly. !
Being: Run From Charlestown
Navy Yard to Portland
The Vessel Is Now on the Rocks and
, a Wrecfc-Tne Crew of the Launch
Was Brought Ashore By the Bidde
f ord Pool Life Saving Station, v
Biddeford, Me, July 23. A govern
ment launch rwhioh was being run
from the Charlestown navy yard to
Portland toy Lieutenant George Ste
vens and seveni men of the Pprtland na
val reserve, struck early to-day on the
southerly point of Beach JslandV at the
Pool, and is a wreck on the rocks. The
vessel's whistle roused Cajtain Hol
man' of the Biddeford Pool life saving
station who, with three volunteers,
brought ashore the crew of, the launch
without difficulty. The naval attaches
at once -left for. Portland.
i ,The launch was formerly attached
to the United-States ship, Dolphin. She
was about forty , feet ;fong and of, light
construction. She went on the rocks
in a fog. "She was going ,at only -a
five knot speed', but several holes were
made In her bottom and she cannot be
saved. v ' Lieutenant Stevens had his
course laid -to : pass outside Beach
Island, . but a strong wester
ly ' current sent the boat ' just
inside the other end of the island.
Well Educated But Dissolute Girl Uses
Whip for Fancied Grievance.
Toledo, July 23. Postmaster C. J.
Thompson was assaulted and horse
whipped yesterday by Cora. Prater, a
colored woman 25 years old.1 ' When
Postmaster Thompson, fleft his home
in North Defiance lie was met by the
negres's at the Wabash ibridge and giv
en ten stinging cuts from 'a horsewhip
which she bad hidden in the folds of
her dress. Mr Thompson made no
attempt to ward off the blows, and
when the woman had finished he cool
ly approached the i eyewitnesses and
took' their names for future use.
The cause of the, assault Is a sup
posed grievance wnich the girl had in
regard to her maili She has- been caus
ing the postal department some trouble
and because one of her letters was
confiscated by . the ' flepartment she'
'wen. Into - a- fury; Other develop
ments from the government are looked
for within a few days. Thte Prater
girl is the only colored person who
ever graduated from the local schools,
and since her. graduation she has be
come a po-lice court character and befen
arrested many times. . igBe once was
offered a, .full .scholarship In Oberlin on
account of her exceptional scholarship
in Defiance. . , ' .
Tried to Walk Foot Plank and Tumbled
' - Into Creek. ,
New York,' . July 23. Ex-Senator
John M.1 Thurston of Nebraska has
taken the temperature of the sea water
at Coney Island, but his enjoyment of
the experience was curtailed by the
fact that he had his clothes on.
The Nebraskan and his wife visited
the island as the guests of an old ac
quaintance who la now proprietor of
an amusement resort thsre. They
were taken on board an electric launch
for a trip down the lagoon. They
made a circuit of the grounds and then
passed out through " a small lock into
Gravesend bay. After a pleasant trip
the launch was headed back to the
park. Owing to a changed tide the lock
had been closed. "" The visitors were
confronted with a walk over the dam
a foot wide, or climbing the fence.
They chose the former and Mrs Thurs
ton negotiated the distance without dif
ficulty, v Her husband ventured across
next and when half way over lost his
balance. The creek is only four feet
deep, but there was plenty of mud and
the former senator was not presenta
ble when he finally reached shore. A
change of clothing was found for him
and the party came back to town de
claring they had a good time despite
the accident. v
Printing Paper in New York Excluslve-
ly for Women. - v;
, New York, July 23. Edited by wo
men, the first issue of a one-cent morn
ing newspaper, devoted exclusively to
stories of, and for women, will, it is
announced, appear on the streets of
New York November 2. Great secrecy
is being maintained as to the promoters
of the new oaoer. Not even Its name
! has been given out, but it Is declared
the paper will pevan eignt-page.anair,
to be issued daily except Sunday, and
will contain all the news, .-besides a
magazine department devoted to mat
ters of feminine interest. . .To avoid
being "scooped" the women propose
going to press a , couple of hours later
than vtheir contemporaries.
iNew York, July 23. Shorts in the
cotton market appeared to be demor
alized to-day by the approach of the
last July delivery day and the contin
ued strength of Liverpool. - The an
nouncement that 8,000 bales of the
English spot sales were for shipment
to this country for delivery ' on July
account seemed to add fuel to the fire,
as it was taken to mean the existence
of a larger July short interest than had
been reckoned upon. The first bid for
July was at 13.60 or 30 points over the
previous high record and the first sale
was at 13.70, the next at, 13.75. - The
balance of the list opened strong, 6 to
12 points higher,, and was immediate
ly rushed still further upward under
Ibuying for both accounts, August
sold at 12.70, a net advance of 26
points, while September Teached 11.16
and October 10.09 during the first 30
minutes, with the genral list showing
(advances of 10 to 55 points.
Two . Men , Injured in Ansonia One
Perhaps Fatally.
Ansonia, July 23. The falling of a
derrick in this city to-day caused a se
vere and perhaps fatal injury to Fore
man .Albert Brown, who was knocked
insensible "' and his skull partially
crushed. Rlcordao Renzetti was cut
in the head, and escaped death , by
jumping into the river. Medical as
sistance was secured, for the injured
men. Brown was later removed to the
New Haven hospital, where his death
is expected.
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A regular shore dinner will bo given
at Hodson's to-morrow from 6:30, to
8:80 p. m. for 75 cents, ' ; .
Committees representing the board
of aldermen and, the Merchants' asso
ciation will meet to-night for the. pur
pose of talking over the old home week
project .:.,"....'::.:.,., :fj;:.. s .''' s.
A; carpenter named Patrick Reilly,
ehgaged with School Carpenter Q '"n
at Washington school, to-day broke his
left leg while alighting from Quinn's
wagon -. . r
The Hibernian rifles will go to Oak
ville this evening to ' attend ; Father
Traynor's lawn fete. The members
are requested to meet at headjuarters
promptly at 7 o'clock.; .::;
Town Clerk F, P, Brett has a few
copies of the public acts passed byjhe
geenral assembly of 1903 which he will
pass out to people who call for them.
If you want a copy don't wait too long.
Hereafter no boy under ten years of
age can be committed to , the State
School for BOy s except Upon, conviction
of an offense for which punishment is
imprisonment in the state prison or in
a county jail.
Gladys Hlggins, the 10-months-old
daughter of Mr and'Mrs Frederick W.
Hlggins of 94 Wall street, died last
night. The funeral , took place i at 4
o'clock this afternoon. Interment was
in St; Joseph's cemetery.
v HUs many friends were , glad to, see.
the Rev Father - McGuane so far re
covered from hi recent illness as to
permit his return to the. cathedral last
Sunday. ; By the advice of his. physi
cian Father McGuane will take a brief
vacation'Tef,ore resuming his duties at
the cathedral. CathoQlc Transcripts ,
The city Icourt has been quite profita
ble to the city for. the .quarter ending
July 1. .. To-day Clerk McMahon' of the
court' drew up a check for $1,500 for
the city. This is about $300 above the
average -for -this quarter of the year.
It is $800 more than was turned over
for .the first ; quarter and about; $500
more for the corresponding quarter ,for
last year. This shows a great increase
of business in the city court notwith
standing that for, days at a time there
has been no business for the city ; court
at several intervals in the .quarter in
question. ' The fiherease i is 'accounted
for by the gambling cases, which netted
tho city about; $350. . ; , r ";v
A. M. Young tods been elected pres
ident of the Pine Orchard association.
incorporated during the recent session
of the 'general assembly, with practi
cally, all the rights and privileges of a
borough, which has been organized and
starts in the municipal family : of the
state under favorable auspices. In one
feature of Its government Pine Orchard
has taken a step in advance; or at leat
an unusual ; stj, in raising woman to
the level of man in clothing her with
the franchise.. In all that the associa
tion may consider regarding its local
government the - woman owning prop
erty has as much to say as her brpther
alike situated. And at the election of
officers of the association just held ev
ery woman entitled to vote exercised
her privilege. ' Still another important
feature of the election , was the fact
that the women did not insist upon
placing any of the sex in the list of
candidates. ; i
There was a little commotion at the
police station 4 this afternoon. Officer
J. McCarthy, after quite a chase, ar
rested a colored , man named William
Thomas. - Further than orders from
bis .superiors the officer had no author
ity to make the arrest After being
in custody, a few minutes and the mat
ter having been explained to Chief
Egan, the man was released. A . week
ago Thomas and his wife roomed in a
house kept by a colored man named
Samuel Ferris on Fairview street.
There was a falling 'out and Mrs
Thomas left Thomas made some ef
forts toward a reconciliation, but his
wife would not listen to him." He thfen
took her clothes from the house, where
upon she made complaint to the prose
cutor and i orders were given to the
police to be on the "lookout ; for him.
There being no warrant issued for him
Chief Egan let him go. Now Thomas
attributes all his troubles to Ferris and
wants him arrested. '
So far but few children have fallen
victims to cholera infantum this sum
mer, but the disease appears to be getr
ting around the past few days and peo!
pie cannot be too careful about their
little ones. Of course, no matter how
well they are used, they go ;but even
so it pays to be on the alert and call
in the family physician as soon as the
malady shows up. The doctors - and
undertakers say that there Is very little
serious . sickness In Waterbury at the
present time and the druggists are of
the same opinion, so that there can be
no doubt regarding the truth of the
statement Just why this should be
so nobody appears to know, but many
are of the opinion that.it is due large
ly to the extreme vigilance of ,Water
bury's board of health, to whose ef
forts must be credited many radical
changes in the interest of good sanita
tion, and if there, is anything more con
ducive, to good health . than
cleanliness nobody , knows what
it . is. The health ; board
has not gone around with a brass band
nor , has it bothered the newspapers
very much, but it has been vigilant day
and night and In consequence many of
the foul smelling surface closets and
other stench holes have been abolished
and everybody appears to be the bet- i
ter for it Health Officer, Kilmartin
has not been Idle and as for Inspector
Moses he rarely sleeps at this season.
He is up with the lark every morning
and of ten has put in several hours in
specting before people who call them
selves early risers are out of their beds.'
Another Strike Rumor In Civ
u culatlon To-Day .
Is Said' To Be in Consultation WltH
Made to Him Which Was Refused-
None of the Local Officials Have
. Heard Anything Definite. '
rumor came over the wires thl!
afternoon that the trolley gtrlke wasset
tied. While those interested and 1 who
would certainly know1 are not aware
of any such happy- occurrence-indeed
it 'sounds, too good to be true still it
would not 'be surprising if the report
turned out to he , correct D uring 'the
past few; days a friend 7 of , President
Daly of the Central Labor union: has
been negotiating, with the board of dfc
rectors of the trdlley company for a.
settlement . Tuesday ; the ? company
maae an offer which indicated that a.
settlement was certainly , under way
It was not acceptable,' however, to the
other party and ' negotiations ceased.
The following" day, however, ; the
friend of; the'' strikers swastelegraphed
for by the directors and word Is hourly
expected from 'him. . At noon to-day
Mr Daly had not received any such
tidings as the telegraph conveys and ,
he was greatly surprised at the unac
countable silence of his friend. '
Members Listened to Man Addresses
o at . Boston To-Day.
Boston, July 23.--Continuing thelt
convention to-day, the delegates to the
United States , league of local buildinjr
and loan; associations - to-day gave at
tention to addresses and papers on top
les of particular interest to the associa
tion and were scheduled to close their
meeting with' the -election of officer s
late this afternoon.' ' ;. ,
uiuvus, vi-irr auui crocico . UCUVCICU, LU
day. were the. following: " ' ,
"Illinois and Her Laws," by J. N' C.
Shumway- Tayloravllle, 111; 'Supervi
sion', of ; Building and Loan Associa
tions from the Standpoint of a Super
vising Officer," George I. Skinner, first
deputy superintendent New York Bank
ing department, Albany, N. Y.; "The
Co-operative Bank and the Wage Earn
er," Frederick A. Currier, Fitehburg, .
Mass; "The i. Status, of Building and
Loan Associations as Financial Asso
ciations," ; J. J. Stoddard, Columbus,
O? How Far Can We Safely Drift
Away from the Original Conception of
the Building Asociatlon," C. F, Bent
ley, Grand Island, Neb. ,
President and, Son -Off for a Horseback'
" . Ride. c . ; , ,
': Oyster Bay, July , 23. Shortly 1 after
2 o'clock this morning President Roose
velt, accompanied oy ; nis oldest son,
Theodore, started from Sagamore' Hill
on a horseback ride to Sayville, I. I.;
The president goes to Sayyille to visit
nls .uncle, Rob ert Roosevelt r
It was expected that Mrs Roosevelt,
might 'accompany the president, but'
she wa deterred from attempting the1
long ride, about thirty miles, by the
very unpropitlous weather. . , . ,
'The president and his son were un
accompanied. . Two secret service offi-
cer8 left Oyster.Bay last night for Say
ville by train. 1
The president will spend the day and
night with his uncle, leaving for Saga-i
more Hill on his return ride early to1'
morrow morning.' '; ';
Scenes of Carnage and Bloodshed a?
Soledad, Venezuela, July 21. CIndad,
Bolivar was captured at 11 o'clock Jastt
night, after a .fifty-two hours desper-;
ate 'struggle and horrible carnage. No
adequate idea of v the scenes in' th
city can be given by the cable. .It ap-'
epars as though the place had been '
struck by. a cyclone and afterwards
devastated by fire. , , ; v
Seattle, Wash, July 23. A dispatch ,
from Skagway says that :the, United 1
States fish commission" steamer : Al-'
batross, having on board Dr Starr Jor-f
aan ana ms scienunc associates, is isj
port r Members of , the corps . report
that the deep sea work has been very
interesting and from a scientific stand-,
point, very valuable Dr J ordan, ; Dn
Everman and several others have left i
over : the White Pass road for ? White !
Horse, where the time will be spent in
collecting fish from the lakes in thatj
region ' Dr Jordan, starts July 25 for1
San Francisco.' ' '
San Diego, Cal, July 23. The invest!
gatlon of tmarfne life in the; waters of
San Diego bay by Prof Ritter and his
assistants of the University of Cali
fornia, has resulted; in valuable addi
tions to the knowledge of marine blolo-1
gy of the Pacific. Probably the most
remarkable discovery is - that of the
saphyirlnal'V whose lrridescence vies:
with the plumage of the peacock, shjow-'
ing in turn violet' purple, green, copper
and bronze, and at night becoming
phosphoresent ' - -
St; Louis, July 23. Chief of design
Masqueray is sending on plans for the
main, gateway to the Louisiana pur
chase exposition, which, will be lo
cated jat the north end of ; the grand
court. The structure will be massive
in proportion, 70 feet high, 800 feet
long, and 60 feet wide. :; Its form will
be a capital "U" with the open f?ide
toward the cascade gardens at the op
posite end of the court

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