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VOL. XVI, NO 237
WATERBURY, CONN. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1903.
PRICE TWO 3E2CTS
ITORH THE CAUSE 0
F MANY DEATHS
Fifteen Men Perished Off Penia
quid Point, Me.
SCHOONER LOST HER BOTTOM
Mackerel Vessel Was Smashed on the
Hocks and Fourteen of the Crew of
Sixteen Perished The Gale is Pro
. nouhced the Most Severe That Has
Occurred Along the Maine Coast in
Many Years.
Lewiston, Me Sept 17. A special
to the Journal from Pemaquid Point,
Me, says: Fifteen men lost their lives
in the violent gale which raged off
the coast during the night The
Gloucester mackerel seining schooner
George F. Edmunds, in command of
Captain Poole, struck on the eastern
Bide of Pemaquid Point and was
smashed to pieces. Fourteen of the
W nf sixteen men perished in the
breakers.
The schooner Sadie and Lillian, Cap
tain Hardy of Prospect, bound from
Prospect bay. to Boston, struck on the
Western side of Pemaquid Point and
had 'her bottom knocked out on the
rocks. Captain Hardy vas drowned,
but his crew of two men were res
cued. ' t
The gale was unusually severe, par
ticularly about ' midnight. The Glou
cester schooner, which had been fish
ing off the coast, evidently intended to
make a harbor to ride out the storm,
but in the driving rain and thick at
mosphere she missed her bearings and
running too near the point off Pema
quid, struck on the eastern side and
was battered to pieces by the waves.
Of the crew of fifteen besides the cap
tain five only were able to launch a
dory. This task was accomplished
after the greatest difficulty, as time
and again the boat filled with water as
she was put over the vessel's side.
Several other dories which were low
ered were .either smashed to pieces or
swept away in the darkness. " ,
-Finally the five men who successful
ly got their, boat afloat climbed into it,
but before they , could reach land a
tremendous sea overturned the frail
rnft throwinz the occupants into the
boiling breakers. Three of the men
were drowned within a few minutes,
but a giant "wave, caught up. the re
mained of the five and swept them
ashore.. ' : . .' . rt
Although the) two survivors did an
In their power to assist their f Hows
on board their efforts were vmsuecess
fnl and of the entire crew of 16 men,
these two were the only survivors.
Up to ..theTmiddle of "the forenoon
several bodies -had been recovered.
The Edmunds was i dashed to pieces
within an hour or two after she struck
the rocks and to-day the coast for a
mile and more is strewn with wreck
age from her and from the Sadie and
Lillian. , "
The Sadie and ; Lillian ; were caught
on the west side of Pemaquid Point.
When she struck, Western Curtis
sighted her and after some difficulty
succeeded in getting a ' line to the
wreck. "
The line was taken out under tre
mendous difficulties and had it not
been for an unfavorable accident,. Cap
tain Hardy and his crew of two men
would all. have been saved. The two
seamen reached the shore in safety
but in the attempt Mr Curtis and his
assistants to save the captain the life
line became caught in the wreckage
and Hardy was drowned. Curtis was
able to save his body. , ,
The names of those lost in1 both
(n their power to assist their fellows
9:30 o'clock this morning, but it was
expected the list would be obtained by
the afternoon.
Last night's gale was pronounced
by. fishermen to be ? the most ; severe
experienced along the coast at his sea
son in many years. V,,,
Philadelphia, Sept 17. The British
steamship; Brookline, which arrived
here to-day from Bocas del Torro, had
on board Captain Chandler and the
mate of the tug Spartan who were
picked up yesterday off the Delaware
capes. The others of the crew were
rescued by the fishing boat Irene end
landed at Angiesea N. J. They had
been floating about on wreckage for
six hours before ne'p reached them
During the gale yesterday the Spar
tan's hawser was washed overboard
and became entangled in the wheel.
causing the vessel to careen and fill
.with .water. She was sinking when
the crew abandoned her. At the of
fice of James F. Munn & Co it was
slated that the Spartan carried a crew
of lo men. This leaves three missing,
Numerous relatives reside in Booth
bay and vicinity.
The Edmunds was valued at about
$10,000 and was Insured. . A
As soon as news of thedisaster had
been received work was at once Segun
here on preparing a list of the crew, a
difficult task in view of tie fact that
number of new men were taken on
the last trip and that the owner per
ished with his vessel.
Captain Joseph Graham formerly
commanded the Edmunds, but when
she left port about the latter part of
August Captain Graham did not go
with her. he having been transferred
to another vessel.
DRIVES HORSJE INTO POND.
Woman and Baby are Drowned Man
Rescued After Great Difficulty.
Maiden, Mass, Sept 17. While at
tempting to turn his carriage around
on the shore- of Spot pond late Tues
day fonenoon, Thomas M. Chapman of
Stoneham accidentally drove hia horse
into deep water, with the result that
his daughter, Mrs Bessie Stonemitz of
Newburyport and her 13 months old
nephew, Ralph Derbisher, met their
death in the I pond, while Chapman
himself was saved with difficulty. The
accident occurred on the Half Mile
road, at Pickerel cove, where the bot
tom of the pond shelves off rapidly to
a depth of twelve feet. The carriage
was a concord covered buggy and the
man and baby were caught so that
they could not extricate themselves
Chapman managed to get on top of
the buggy, where he was first seen by
some people walking by. Dr Nichols
and Dr Bell, , who were at a nearby
hotel, hastened to his aid and succeed
ed in rescuing him. Medical Examiner
E. S. Jack of Melrose examined the
bodies of the woman and child and
gave it as his opinion that the woman
died from heart disease, caused by the
sudden shock of the contact of cold
water, while the baby was drowned.
Mrs Stonemitz was 26 years old,
and leaves a husband, who is a dry
goods clerk v in Newburyport. The
couple were married only a short time
ago. The baby was the son of "Mrs
Stonemitz's sister. Mr Chapman Is a
retired carpenter, 64 years old and
well known in Stoneham. He , was en
joying a pleasure drive with his daughr
ter and little grandson at the time of
accident. v v :;
REPORTS ARE CONFIRMED
Gloucester, Mass, Sept 17. The
Gloucester schooner George F. Ed
munds carried a crew of about eigh
teen men.; The Edmunds, which left
Gloucester about three weeks ago on
a mackerel fishing trip along the
Maine coast, was one of the largest
schooners sailing from this port. She
was owned by Captain Willard Poole
of this city and her commander. Cap
tain Lrraham.
The Edmunds was built at Essex.
Mass, in 1887, and was named in honor
of the former United States senator
from Vermont. She' registered 140
tons gross and 110 net. She was nine-
tv-six feet in length, twenty-five in
breadth and ten feet deep.
Relatives of Captain- Poole in this
city received a communication from
Damariscotta this forenoon announc
ing that the captain had been lost. A
peculiar feature of the wreck was that
Captain Poole lost his . life ; witnin
three miles of his birthplace, which
was at Bristol, Me. He was 64 years
of age and is survived by a son and
daughter. The son is Willara C
Poole, who is in business for himself
here. A brother of Captain Poole is
Samuel G. Poole, one of the principal
owners of the American Halibut Co.
Bulgarians and Macedonians to Cross
, V v Frontier , ;
Constantinople, Sept 17 The porte
has received : confirmation of the re
ports that large bands of -Bulgarians
and Macedonians one of them esti
mated to number 4,000 men have been
preparing - to. cross the ' frontier- near
Kotseridil," 48 miles from ServTa. " -
. Official circles' have bao reatly ir
ritated by the representations made to
the porte by representatives of the
powers regarding the excesses (commit
ted by .Turkish troops. : It is pointed
out that the powers themselves advised,
Turkey to suppress the insurrection
energeticallv. :
CHAMBERLAIN TO GO.
He Will Resign' From" the English
Cabinet. .
, London, Sept 17. The Associated
Press learns that Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain has decided to resign
from the cabinet on the ground that
Premier Balfour's attitude on the fis
cal question is not sufficiently advanc
ed to enable Mr Chamberlain to .re
main a member of the government
without the sacrifice of his own views.
fiillllSIfll!
Former Supreme Court Judge
of this State
Was Traveling Between Waterbury
and Bristol When Stricken Senator
Pierce, Who Was With the Dead
Man, Accompanied the Remains to
Hartford, ,
Bristol, Sept 17. Hon Dwight
Loomis, a former Judge of the supreme
court of this state, died suddenly of
heart disease while on a train between
Waterbury and this place about 9
o'clock this morning. He was accom
panied at the time by former Senator
N. E. Pierce of this place, who took
charge of the body and went with it to
Hartford, the home city of Judge
Loomis.
FIGHT AT A SCHOOL MEETING.
Thirty Men. in -a Fracas, Using School
' Books and Inkwells for Weapons.
Buffalo, Sept 17. A fight occurred
in the scboolhouse at Sloan, Erie coun
ty, Tuesday night, 'at a meeting called
for the purpose of enabling the citi
zens of Sloan to hear what the mem
bers of the school board had to say in
their own defense relative to charges
of irregularity, in . the transaction of
their business. School Commissioner
John H. Meahl offered a resolution to
the effect that the board had done
nothing which should require the mem
bers to resign. The introduction of
the resolution angered William Breii
nan, Jr, secretary of the citizens' in
vestigating committee, and he struck
a blow at Meahl.
The thirty men who were at the
meeting took sides and began to fight
The cries of the struggling men could
be heard for blocks. School books,
inkwells and furniture were hurled
about the room, and , though , some
blood, was spilled no one was seriously
hurt. ' - -,- : " ' '
When the fight was over nearly a
dozen men were exhausted by their
struggle. At 11 o'clock the meeting
was declared adjourned, after it had
been voted to lay the charges before
Superintendent Skinner of the state
department of public instruction. The
peculiar thing about the whole affair
was that at no time was any specific
statement, made-revealing. the exact
nature! of the charges against the
school commissioners.
MISS JOHNSON REINSTATED.
BANK OF ENGLAND.
London, Sept 17. The weekly state
ment of , the Bank , of England shows
the following changes: Total reserve,
increased, 479,000; circulation, , de
creased, 462,000; bullion, increased.
27,469; other serurities, decreased,
2,059.000; other deposits, decreased,
1,589,000; public deposits decreased
115,000. : Notes increased 457,000.
Government securities decreased 110,-
000. The proportion of the Bank of;
England's reserve to liability is 54.40
per cent as compared with 51.26 per
cent last week.
LAROHMONT MWHDRED.
New York Sept 17." At the office of
.the Joy steamship line the following
telegram from the company's agent at
Providence was received to-day: "4:17
a. m. Larcbmont antrhored off Saun-
derstown, R. I. Very high wind and
a very bad sea. , Will advise when
sailing;." The , Puritan of the Fall
River line came in two hours later to
day because of the thick fog in the
lower Sound. 1 -
oaiacka Suppressed Kara Iiioi.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 17. Fur
ther Armenian disorders have occurred
at Kars, Transcaucasia, and were sup
pressed by the Cossacks. Several of the
latter were wounded, one Armenian
was killed, and seventy-seven others,
Including two priests, were arrested.
Joins Typographical Union and Gets
Batck in Government Printing Office.
; Washington," Sept 17. Miss Grace
Johnson of Boston has just been re
instated as an employe of the govern
ment printing office, after- having join
ed the. Typographical union. Miss.
Johnson was first employed on Janu
ary 22, and at that time was not a
member of the1 union. It was .alleged
that her work was below the standard.
She resigned, or was discharged, on
April 22, and returned to Boston. Re
cently an increase was made in the
force at. the : government printing, of
fice, and among the new employes was
Miss -Johnson, who, meanwhile had be
come a member of Boston Typographi
union No 13. ' 4
Miss Johnson presented her transfer
card, which was deposited with , Co
lumbia , Typographical union of Wash
ington, and she was permitted to re
enter the government service. Offi
cers of the government printing office
say that the typographical union bad
nothing to do with Miss Johnson's
case, and that it is a mere coincidence
that she was a non-union worker when
dismissed and a onion member when
reinstated. - -
i OTnsoutea rrojected Saloon.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 17. En
raged by the prospect of a saloon in
Deer Creek citizens procured dyna
mite and blew up the building in which
W. H. Snyder was preparing to open
an establishment.
Budding? Sentiment Sqoelclietl.
"I think our teacher of composition
is charming, don't you, Emily?"
"Bertha! that heartless monster?
Captivated by x his blue eyes the other
day, I slipped a little affectionate note
in my copy-rbook!"
"And what did he do?"
"He gave it to me back with all the
spelling mistakes corrected in red
mlc." tray Stories.
Brfclc Oatlasta Granite.
A brick house is more endurable than
one of stone. A well-constructed brick
nouse will outlast one built of granite.
LONG LOST SON RETURN'S.
Frazee, Who Disappeared in 1890, Vis
its Parents.
Piainfield,; N. J., Sept 17. Walter
Frazee, who disappeared from his
home in Scotch Plains in 1890, return
ed yesterday to his aged parents, who
had long ago given him up as dead.
When he walked into .his home and
announced himself to his parents they
were sceptical until he disclosed a
deep scar inflicted on his trow while
chopping wood in his boyhood days.
This was sufficient, and the Jong
lost son was received with openi arms.
He explained that during the thirteen
years of, his absence he had travelled
all over the world, toeing inspired to do
so through stories of adventure. He
wanted to see the world and left home
without telling any one where he was
going.
POWER HOUSE BURNE1..
Seattle,' Wash, Sept 17. The trans
former house of the Snoqualmie Power
Co at Snoqualmie was destroyed by
fire last night. The disaster shut off
Snoqualmie power from the street rail
way lines in Seattle and Tacoma from
the Seattle and Tacoma Interurban
and the Seattle and Fenton railway.
It also cuts off the lights from Fenton
and Tacoma. It will be two weeks
before the damage can be repaired.
Meanwhile it may Toe possible to trans
act a little power of which Tacoma
will receive the first benefit.
SOCIETY OF AUTHORS.
St Louis, Sept 17. The first annual
convention of the Society of Authors
will be held in St Louis July 4. J.
Grosyenor Dawe, secretary of the so
ciety, whose headquarters are in New
York wrote the exposition management
asking if the convention could be held
within the grounds. A reply was sent
to the effect that a hall would be re
served for the authors.
' SENATOR SCOTT WORSE.
Denver, Colo, ' United States Sena
tor Scott of West Virginia, who has
been ill at the Brown palace hotel for
the last few days, has taken an alarm
ing change for the worse and is now in
a most serious condition. Mrs Scott
has arrived in Denver and i3 at the
senator's, .bedside.. .
DOG DAYS M WnlERBURY
Police Station Besieged By Dog
Owners and Dogs.
Well Known Truckman Lost His Ca
nine A Woman Who Wanted a
Dog to-Mimd Her Chickens and Hogs
Told Where It Could Be Found, i
vFred Hotchkiss, the truekman, is
looking for his dog, and he is gradual
ly arriving at the conclusion that it is
among "those which have been dis
patched to where they don't need col
lars. Yesterday Hotchkiss called at
the police station to inquire for his
dog. Nome that were then awaiting
execution or had been dispatched an
swered to the description Hotchkiss
gave of his canine. The last he saw
of it "was on the Simonsville road. He
was going down that way with a load
of furniture, his dog perched on'; the
seat beside him,' when suddenly it
leaped down and Hotchkiss was . un
able to proceed with his tale. Te,ars
stood in his blue eyes, snuffles got into
his nose, a lump blocked his throat,
anxLbe turned aside and sought relief
in a "chaw" of the weed. Unable to
complete his sad tale,, he left the sta
tion house. '
This morning a lady entered the sta
tion. She was looking far a dog.- Not
very particular what kind of a dog,
but she had an idea, that she. could get
a fair kind of dog there, "one that will
keep an eye on things, ye know," she
said to the chief, Who was all atten
tion." She was taken to the doggery
down stairs and she selected a canine.
She had an idea that she could take
immediate possession, but she was dis
appointed. Dogs are kept twenty-four
hours before their life is extinguished.
This is for the sake of the owners. Up
in the office once more the woman re
sumed her remarks and said that she
wanted a dog to take care of her chick
ens and hogs. She had one fine hog,
a regular beauty, she was fattening for
the Danbury fair, but, alas, its beauty
Is a thing of the past now. The hog
was having dinner a few days ago
when an ugly dog jumped off a wagon
that wa passing on the- road and
bounded into the pig-pen and almost
scratched the eyes and the beauty out
of the hog. No doubt the dog would
have done worse had not the woman
gone into her house, taken up her al
ways loaded gun and given the ugly
dog the contents of it between the
eyes. When she was sure the dog
was dead she looked at it and found
on its collar the , name "Fred Hotch
kiss." - That is the reason why Hotch
kiss is looking for his dog.
GOES HUNTING TO CANADA.
Duke of Roxburgh Off on a Pleasure
,Z'.r" Trip for .a. Few Days.
Newport, R. I., Sept .17. The Duke
of Roxburgh lef t yesterday afternoon
for ashooting trip in Canada. He has
made himself popular in Newport and
on the conclusion of his' hunting trip
he will return to Newport and remain
as the guest of Mrs Goelet until a few
days before his marriage to. Miss
Goelet,' the date for which has , not
been decided upon. ' '
The ceremony will take place on
Wednesday, . November 11, at St Bar
tholomew's church,' in. New York, and
it will be followed by a wedding break
fast and reception at the town house
of Mrs Goelet. Following the cere
mony the duke and his bride will leave
at. once for En gland. The dnke will
have as his companions on his hunting
trip in Canada Reginald Ward, the
brother of Lord Dudley of England, a
personal friend of the duke.
The duke has often heard of the
good shooting in Canada and wished
to arrange for a trip before his Te
turn, and as Mrs Goelet and Miss
Goelet are busy with the plans for the
weiing he decided that it would be a
good time to take the trip now. Mr
flnri Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt will go
to New York to-day for a short visit,
in connection with plans, for the wed
ding, returning here to join the house
party at Ochre Court, with Mrs Goelet
T ANTIETAM TO-DAY.
Monument Dedicated To-Day Presl -dent
Roosevelt .There.
SharpsbuTg, Md, Sept 17. The mon
ument erected on -the battlefield of An
tietam tby the state of New Jersey was
dedicated "to-day. President Roosevelt
and Governor Murphy, of New Jersey
were present and delivered addresses.
The weather conditions interfered
somewhat witbihe success of the ded
ication. The . monument is in the
form of a Corinthian column of gran
ite, 40 feet -high. It is surmounted
by the bronze figure of an officer with
uplifted sword leading his men.
' DEATH OF A MINSTREL. ;
New York, Sept 17. Edwin French,
widely known as a minstrel, is dead at
Saranae Lake, N. Y.. from a compli
cation of diseases. He Had been suf
fering for more than a year. French
began his stage career in the early
days of minstrel shows and for years
was prominently' identified .with lead
ing troupes. -
WELLS FARGO EXPRESS.
Santa Barbara, Cal,
lars have entered the
press office herexand
of $1,409. The safe
the regular way by
which was found in a
er of one of the. desks
Sept 17. Burg
Wells Fargo ex
robbed the safe
was opened in
the combination
book in a draw
in the office.
COTTON HOUSE FAILS.
, Liverpool, Sept 17. The failure of
John Wringley & Sons, a firm prom
inent in th8 cotton trade, was an
nounced to-day. The house, it was
stated, had sustained heavy losses in
trading and could not meet the differ
ences in the clearing house.
WEATHER FORECAST
Forecast for Connecticut: Showers
to-night; Friday showers in northern
portion; fair in southern; . cooler;
brisk to-hjgh westerlywjnds, :
Lynch and Thorns Men Strain
ing Every Nerve.
STORl RAGED FURIOUSLY HERE.
FIGHT FOR A CHILD.
One-of the Liveliest Politicai Struggles
the City Ever Saw One Week
From To-Morrow tthe BatHe Will Be
Fought Out at tfee Polls.
A week from to-morrow is the date
for the holding of the democratic pri
maries. On that day the democrats
will decide whether Tax Collector
Thorns or Attorney Lynch, aspirants
for : the mayoralty noanination, will
lead them to victory in ithe city elec
tion this year.
For many, weeks the adherents of
both men. have been exerting every ef
fort, to secure victory for their candi
date. Much work has been done and
much more will be done from .now un
til the last vote is polled on next Fri
day night. Seldom has a primary
contest in this city attracted so much
interest, not only in this city but
throughout the state. The interest
created is due to the entrance of the
labor question into the contest. It is
the first time in many years that the
laboring men of the city have partici
pated in the primaries as a separate
faction., Thwe is no doubt that Wa
terbury is a strong union town and
that Attorney Lynch would win eas
ily if all the laboring men should vote
for him. , But in every organized body
there are members who do not vote as
the majority .desires. Sometimes
these members are few in. n umber, oth
er times they are nearly as strong as
the majority. The questiorr -this elec
tion is which condition exists in the
present state of affairs. i Of course a'
, person could make guesees on this
point, but - they would be rather hap
hazard. It remairrs for the primaries
to settle'' this .much disputed question.
The , adherents of both candidates
will be glad when the primaries are
over. . There has been so much work
and so much anxiety. Uncertainty
causes much uneasiness of mind
At the present writing both candi
dates are confident of victory, of an
easy victory. They see nothing but
triumph in the air. But both candi
dates cannot win and therefore one
If action is doomed to a bitter disap
pointment. Will it be the Lynch or
the Thorns faction? Let the fight go
.merrily on until the . primaries are
over. Let 'both sides struggle" for su
premacy. If a democratic voter dis
likes a certain candidate let him give
vent to his feelings at the primary
polls. Let him vote against that can
didate and have his friends vote
against him. That' is the time to shovv
your dislike. . ' " . ' ' ; ': . ":
But orrco the primariesvare over and
the voters have decided ' upon i-hefr
candidate, it isthe duty of every demo
crat, no matter what his feelings .are,
to turn in and vote for that candidate
and iseip elect the democratic ticket.
. '.
THEATER MONKEYS LOOSE.
Phxtomene Latanzo Wants Inf ant?
Taken from Xts leather.
For the removal of Leonardo Mar-
ducbia as guardian over his daughter,!
Carmelia, papers were filedan the pro
bate court this afternoon. The peti
tioner is Philomene Latanzo. All con
cerned live-on Chatfield street, off1 Ca
nal street. This is the opening of the
fight for possession of this child which
began in the -city court, criminal side,
some months ago. Leonardo left the
(child, with the petitioner when his
wife died and. agreed to, pay a, certain
sum each month. After a while he
ceased the jiayments. He was then
in New. York. He came to town some
months ago and tried to recover pos
session of the child. The result was
his arrest for breach of the peace and
the petitioner's refusal to surrender
the child. She said she had formed a
great attachment for it, and this was
evident from her behavior in court
However, a few days later, as the pe
titioner was taking the child for a car
riage drive, the father took the child
away from her and he has it now.
Mrs Latanzo claims in her petition
that the father is not a proper or fit
person to have trie-custody of the child.
There will be a hearing in the petition
next Wednesday , morning. Consider
able interest is being manifested in the
ease Naind : considerable ; feeling also.
The day of the abduction every Itliian
on Canal street took sides and the
street was in a state of alarm ft sev
eral days. s
Awnings, Sign Treesrand Urn.
brellas. Suffered.
Two ; of Them Bombard Windows in
' Cincinnati and Have Lots of Fun. -
Cincinnati,- Sept ' 17.-Pedestrians
near Robinson's opera house narrowly,
escaped a : shower of ' broken 'tiles
thrown by two mischievous '. monkeys
from the top of the theater yesterday.
The monkeys are a part of a monkey,
dog and pony exhibit now showing
there. They escaped from their cages
and, climbing the fire1 escape, found
loose materials on the roof left by
workmen recently. -
v A great crowd from the city hall and
vicinity soon assembled on the other
side of the street, but as soon as any
one attempted to get under the theater
shed the monkeys began to defend
their castle. One of them, known as
Mrs . Murphy, threw a piece of rijing
through a skylight in the adjoining
residence of Dr J. A. Haerr. They
then began to bombard Dr Haerr's
windows and put a brick through the
skvlight of the playhouse.
. The escape of the monkeys was first
reported by, Dr Haerr,, who rushed
breathlessly to the theater office and
said:
"For heaven's sake come and call off
your monkeys.- They got . into my
bouse and ravaged the contents of my
sister's workbasket and hurled a flow
erpot through the skylight of my
office."
The monkeys were finally captured
with difficulty after being chased over
the theater roof and the roofs of sev
eral adjoining houses while a great
crowd on the street gave vent to their
merriment. The monkeys, all during
these antics, seemed to enjoy them as
much as the crowd of spectators on the
srret. .
Dt Haerr was inclined to laugh
aboirt it after i was all over, and took
if as a jok. The show people imme
diately made full pavment for ail
losses caused by the little runaways.
STATE ACCEPTS DERBY LINE.
Regular Trips Over the Extension Will
Begin Friday.
New Haven, Sept 14. The
state railroad commissioners
took a trip over the Derby extension
of the Fair Haven and Westville rail
road yesterday morning, and in the
afternoon a notice was sent to the of
ficials of the company that the road
had been accepted by the commission
ers. They made the trip in the di
rectors' private car under the guidance
of Chief Engineer J. K. Punderford.
The company will start running regu
lar trips to the end of the jcar line,
three and one-half miles from the end
of the present Chapel street line ,at
Forest street, Friday morning. A new
schedule of running time Is being com
piled. .
This afternoon the chief engineer
will escort the representatives of - the
press over , the entire line. The trip
was to have been held yesterday af
ternoon, but-the -storm prevented.
'- ENTITLED TO MEDALb.
Chief Egan, Atorney O'Neill and G.
A. Boughton File Claims, i
The medal which the state has de
cided to distribute among those who
responded o the first call for men1 in
the dvil war has been received by
some of those entitled to it" , The
medal is made of bronze suspended
from x a blue and yellow ; ribbon and
bears a good raised picture of Connec
ticut's war governor, Governor Buck
ingham. There is a "short inscription
on it commemorative of the cause that
(called forth the men who responded to
Lincoln's call on April 16, 1864. The
widow, or the eldest surviving mem
ber of the family of a soldier who re
sponded is entitled to a medal. In all
about twenty-five medss will be dis
tributed here. Among those known to
have filed claims for one. aire Chief
of Police Egan, Attorney John O'Neill
and George A. Boughton. j
i . SALISBUR'YS ESTATE.
,. London, Sept 17. The probating of
Lord Salisbury will ' to-day showed
that" he1 left an "estate valued at $1,-
551,680. : .
Miss Nora Ryan of Wolcott street
has returned to work at the American
Ring shop ' after many weeks' - illness.
Chief Egan - received to-day from
Town- Clerk Brett a list of the people
who own dogs and have them regis-
. tered. -
; The Saxonia, from Liverpool, arrived
in Boston yesterday. Right Rev
Bishop'; Tierney was among the pas
sengers. ' ;
A regular meeting of the Trolley-
mens' union, division 193, will be held
this evening in Buffers' and Polishers'
hall at 8 o'clock. ;:
Attorney C. E. Meigs has been elect
ed a member of the , republican town
committee in place of E. O. Goss, who
has no desire for the position. :
The funeral of Charles Howland
took place this afternoon from Ed
mondson's undertaking rooms. In
terment was in Pine Grove cemetery
The committee- which was appointed
to make arrangements for the bl-cen-
tennial anniversary ., will meet to-mor
row night in the City hall. The finance
committee will then submit its report
During the heavy-rainstorm this af
ternoon a man was enjoying a sleep
on a bench on the green. His slum
bers were disturbed' by Officer Keegam
who informed the dreamer that he
was dreaming. , , - ,
Edward Higgins was arrested to-day
by Officer Keegan on a warrant charg
ing him with breach of the peace.
Some time ago Higgins got into trou
ble in a pool room over a game of pool
with a colored man, who is the com
plainant in the case.
The school teachers will not" receive
any pay until October 2. This will
be bad news to many of the teachers
who expected to receive two weeks'
pay to-morroiw. They think that
they ought to reeeave their pay now,
inasmuch aa they have been working
for about two weeks.
The funeral of Thomas Scully took
place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon
from his late heme on South Leonard
street to the Immaculate Conception
church where Rev Father O'Brien con
ducted services. Burial was in the
new St Joseph's cemetery. The pall
bearers were John B. Moran, James
Coffey, Elmer Johnson, Thomas Mee
han, Michael Delaney and John Smith.
Several persons in- the city have re
ceived invitations to attend the mar
riage of Mrs Minnie L. Donahue and
Claude E. Ward, which will - take
place in Burlington, .Vermont, on Sep
tember 23i Mrs Donahue was the
wife of -Dr James F. Donahue, who
died in New Britain about five years
ago. Dr Donahue was at one time a
well known resident of Baldwin
street - . '
The funeral of Mrs Mary Parker
took place this morning at 8:30, from
her late home on South street to St
Francis "Xavier church, where a mass
of requiem was celebrated by. Rev
Father Fleming. ; The Interment was
in theAnew St Joseph's cemetery. The
pallbearers were Timothy McCarthy,
Florence Sullivan, Timothy Donahue,
Robert Parker, Thomas , Corrigan and S
William ,Bowes.
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STREETS. FILLED WITH DEBRIS
Storm Caane Just 1n Time-to Catch,
Teachers and ' Pupils audi Drench
Tliem The Trolley Service War.
Misere Live,Wires--on the Street
TlieiStormein Other-Places.
The terrific rain and wtrwi nt-
whieh swept over this cirv xpa
afternoon did no damage of a very
serious nature. However,. rthe few
hours it lasted it made life Jaasersfcle
for those persons who happened to be '
out The wind blew ata-hign rate-of
speed, smashmg umbjEUas, knoefaag'
u.vwn. awmngs, sending hats-of pedes--triarts
flyinsr in all directiftivs
ing plate glass windows, pmttirtg elec
tric and . telegraph wires out of bnci.
nesg and tearing up trees by theTOOts.
Abuot a dozen or more .trees were
blown down and hundreds of limbs.
uiuumerawe were the THabreBas.that ,
The storm T8''at. fla'hWMot,.!
4 o'clock, when the schools were dls- :
-missed. Many a chad and many . a
leacner were soared with the rata.
Hacks were at a premium. 55ns hack
men were very busy and a ma&cr of '
teachers were unable to secure a v-
hicle of any nature; Eight teachers
at the Bishop street school succeeded
in getting into one-haclr.and.-r3dlxi3r to
their homes.
The awning, at HodScm's cafe was
blown down and a window-in fheEear '
of the tore was smashed.
Two live wires were blown down' at
the corner . of Bast Mam and Maple ,
streets last night about 9 oclock. They i
were "repaired before anyone was rrart
It was one of the fiercest storms
which have struck Waterbury in
long time. . ; v ' ,' .". :'...-..
In the height of the-storm the trot
ley service 'was shown up at a greatv
disadvantage. Only , the regular al-
lotment of cars were run-out between;
5 and 6 o'clock, and they were 6 be-
lated that one trip was .lost In the ;
hour, j School children stood on- the '
cKners and vainly sought to board" the '
cars. Lt W-a great oversight on the .
part of the management not to have
put on more cars. , . c i
When the wind was' at its heigM
this afternoon one end A of the Dick
sign on Grand street was loosened, and -the
whole thing was indanger of com
ing down for a few minutes. ;
The statelv rld elms on North Main
street, were deorived of manv of their
branches, and. 1 as' usual after a heavy
blow, the Waterbury club j lawn was
littered with broken limbs. ,
Bridgeport Sept 17. The gale iid
much, damage in all parts of the city.
Electric lights and the trolley system
are in disorder and all wires are down
in every direction, ta almost every :
section of ? the city great ' shade '. trees
twere ' uprooted, and many streets are
impassible in consequence, preventing j
the running of street cars. ' On , the j
Fairfield : & Soutiport line traffic is at j
a standstill, big 5 trees blocking the j
tracks at intervals for a long distance, j
At Seaside ' paxk: many , beautiful j
trees have-ibeen ruined, andthe. wsrvesii
broke over the sea wall, flooding thei
speedway. The front of the immense
auditorium toaUt for old home week
was blown down. In the principal
streets of the residence section trees
two feet , In diameter . were uprooted.
"Washington park Buffiered -simSlar dam
age.'; :;k';..;r ;;.;:,; :
Ort the harbor marry smalTsboatsiar
reported sunk or damaged. The gale
was of sufficient forceito overturn car-
riages in the streets, v Om Qouttbmd j
street a great elm was uprooted and1
thrown against a fotsr-tory Wock, ca
manywladvrs. Off LaiwnaBit's Shore j
house, Seaview avenue, six boats are!
reported stndc , .
Danbary, Sept'17.' TTlfr WTrfWiir bP
rain here yesterday was, o-havy-that
f ewpeorle' ventured-oatote Ktxeet
and the ceUars of many business
houses were fiooded.11, rulTfcJghTrodwla
of doHd-Ts' worth of goods. Many
trees vere up'i?,,d and sevCTal strait
buiMings-wera tmroof?d-, :e.VV:
Mendej?, Sept 17. The-vorst of 'thai
storm struck this-dty about 4 o'clock
Rain feil in torrents for about a halt;
hour. The damage to property will
not exceed' $500. Wind blew at a rate?
of forty miles an hour." Several ; trees
were uprooted and electric cars were)
interrupted for a short . time -by trees '
falling across the tracks. A large or-t
nament on the front of St Laurent's ''
French church was blown off and was
"smashed into peces. It was valued
at $100. Telephone and telegraph
lines suffered from the storm, . Com
munication with cities south '. of here
was shut off.
LDPTON SOME BETTER.
He Said To-day He Was an Awfutty"
v- Sick Man.
Chicago, Sept 17. Sir Thomas Lip
ton, who is ill of catarrhal appendicitis
in his apartments at the Auditoriuas,
Annex, passed a quiet 'night and i?
doing well, according to a - statement
made by Dr Thomas this morning. To
Alexander H. Revell, who was an ear-,
ly caller, the patient said: "I've been;
an awfully ' sick , man, but I'm easier
now." v-. -: .. , .; -;
Mr Revell said lie considered th
patient very encouraging. Dr Thomas
spent the night in a room of the Lip
ton suite, -t but aside - from ordinary;
sick room duties there was no urgent
need for his services. ; A number of
messages of sympathy f rom ; New York
friends were received during the nisht
At 8:30 a. m. the patient had fallen
asleep again." Mr Revell ; stated that
probably there , would be no further
formal consultations of the physicians
unless, a change for the worse occurred-

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