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WATERBURY, CONN, - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. JAPAN WANTS UN -RUSSIA'S SPACE AT THE : ST. LOUIS w Elussia Disgruntled Over War Gives Up Her t Exhibit Japs Torpedoed Two More Warships and Got Away Without a Scratch1 15,000 Troops EmbarKing , from Nagasaki Heavy Storm Last Sunday Saved the Russians Another Disastrous DefeatVessels of , the Japs XJiiiable to MaKe Port Arthur on Account of Gale. j&t'ljouls, Feb 17. Upon the heels of . he announcement from St Petersburg 'chat kussia -will abandon her proposed exhibit to the Louisiana Purchase ex position, Mr , Hajimeota, as commls-. eloper general from Japan, has an nounced that every foot of exhibit space that is given up ' by Russia -will ; fee' applied for by Japan. , The Japan se commissioner states that the com- mission,- has ample ' exhibit material here or on its' way from Japan -with which to fill the additional space. In fact, one of the difflcnltiea that con. - fronted the commission from Ue urBt swas .the question of not how largely they could make their exhibit, but how best to" confine it within the space .al lotted. " . ; -. : ''''Xf'''l. London Feb 17.- A ' dispatch to the 6t James Gazette from Kobe, Japan, Sn reporting te Japanese naval attack on Port' Arthur,; February 14, says the Russian guardship dn the harbor and another Russian warship lying outside the harbor were torpedoed and , that lift; tltXJVUUm?1f IVK'U nuui"" Ing any injury. '.'-'. ;- t ,'-' '" '. -v '. , Shanghai, . Feb 17. The following .v telegram has been received from Na Sasaki, -under dateof February 15: i "Fifteen thousand troops are em barking on transports to-day. ? Their borers are in poor, condition. Two damagediwarahips. are. here waiting go into dry' dock.?? , . . , ;Tokio, Feb. 17. A heavy storm spared tie Russians from a desperate .torpedo, attack: at Port Arthur on the r marnjng of- Sunday, . the 14th - Inst. . during the preceding night the, vessels of the Japanese flotilla of torpedo craft . were parted- by the force . of the' wind and waves, in va blinding snow storm, . so that only two of the largest destroy ers succeeded in forcing their , way through the fierce gale to Port Arthur. Whsa they arrived there tliey attacked separately, and the" facers of one of the are confident that they succeeded in'torpeodihg a" Russian warship.' The : destroyer Aaargiri, in charge Of Lieu ten ant-Commander Ishikawa, arrived off Port Arthur about S o'clock in the - morning and "was met by a sharp fire from the fortress and' Russian ships acting as scouts. The Asargiri dis charged, Several torpedoes at a' big warship, but the result is unknown. 'A cannonade was opened upon the scouting .vessels .and maintained until they 'withdrew. The destroyer Ileya tory, ' Lieutenant-Commander . Take houchi, ' arrived two "hours after the 'Asargiri and ran up close to the mouth of .the harbor, where -she found two wars hips, names unknown. She fired a torpedo at one and 'the" torpedo ex ploded. ' Admiral .Togo, in' reporting the at tack, says although the results are un .' known, be feels sure the moral effect upon the enemy will, be, excellent. . j Commander Nagai commanded, the irntire torpedo : flotilla . '., The num ber . of j the- craft in the flotilla and the point ! f .their departure is concealed.' - - . pIPORTANT MOVEMENT. 4 Faris, Feb 17. An official dispatch received here this morning from Toklo 1 announces that one of the most impor tant , movements of Japanese troops yet made Is occurring to-day. ' One of the main branches of the army, con sisting of three divisions and Including a division of guards, is now going on iboard transports. The previous land ings of Japanese forces In Korea and elsewhere are said here to have : been small compared with this simultaneous sailing of three divisions, aggregating approximately r an armyof 30,000 or 50, 000 men. .: 'x he Japanese authorities, it Is added, - had taken . every precaution to prevent Information from , going out In regard to the embarkation and the destination of this army. It is believed that the destination of this force is a point near the mouth of the Yalu river or a spot on the Liao-Turig peninsula, flanking Port Arthur. , Another official dispatch says a Jap anese transport has been sighted off a town south of. the mouth of tue Yaiu river. . This, it is added, Is not con nected with the embarkation of the three divisions referred to, but is con sidered to be a confirmation of the re port that -the town off which the transport- was seen is to be one of the bases of the land operations of the Jap anese.' ; ' ' C.' TROOPS ARRIVING DAILY Port Arthur, Tuesday, Feb. 16 Troops are arriving here contihuously arid the" mobilization, of the forces '.is making excellent progress. The . f ort tresS Is ' now thoroughly.' prepared' to' withstand a siege and is regarded as inaccessible. . v.'.; ; i General Strossel has issued a reas suring proclamation to the populace. The reports that the Japanese have concentrated about 60.000 troops at Wohson, (on the east coast of Korea with the object of .entering Manchuria are confirmed.-- J v . ! ; NURSES' OFFER ACCEPTED. .Washington, Feb 17. The Japan ese mfinister reoleved a cablegram to day from hia government, accepting the offer to go to Japan of Dr. AniJa Newcomb McGee of Washington, who ( will take a1 party of ; trained nurses ;who have seen service in the field arid in the hospitals of the' Unit ed States. No one is eligible except graduate curses who have been in the jarmy. ' v WlIIi'ATTACK RUSSIA. . Vancouver, B. C, lb 17. Mattt Kurriki, haad of the labor party in Finland, Is in Vanocuver, and says tuat Finland is supplied with munitions of war and will rise in a body and at tack. Russia, thus .aiding Japan in her' struggle. ,.; ... : " Shanghai, Feb, 17. Baron de Rosen, late. -Russian, ministerto ; Japan, has Just arrived here on the French steam er Yarra. He is staying at the Rus sion consulate. ; vr; 1 : ' - Washington, Feb. 17. Mr Allen, the .American i minister at Seoul, ca bles the state department that Wiju has been declared open to the com merce of the world by the ; .Korean government. - 1 ' ' ' " ' " ',',' ' ' ' ' ' USE OF RADIUM. Rain Water Can be Turned Inte Min- ' eral Water. Chicago, Feb 17. A dispatch from Ann Arbor, Mich, says: The possibility, of using radium to convert ordinary f rain and well water into mineral water, more highly medi cinal than any known natural' mineral -water, has been' demonstrated at the University . of Michigan in a series of experiments covering the , last ten weeks. Injected into cancers this water stopped pain In ten minutes. Patients now under the radium water treatment Include one with a cancer of eighteeu years' standing, t and some of the or dinary nose and breast cancers. The eighteen year cancer has had six week- of water treatment and from the first five minutes after app'yini? water pain has been almost wholy ab sent. In each of the other cases pains stopped immediately and several suf ferers were released from the mor phine habit Which had been forced upon them. HEAVY GALES REPORTED - New York, Feby 17. Steamers ar riving ,; to-day all . report heavy . gales and-very cold weather, - the steamer Statendam, from Rotterdam and Bou logne reporting almost a hurricane yesterday. The steamers', decks were covered with ice a foot thick aud the winches and deck gear were heavily coated. The steerage passengers suf fered considerably while waiting for the inspection at quarantine. , Te transport Sumner, from Havana, the steamer Priladelphia. from La Gualra and the Herniation from China, also showed evidence of severe cold weath er. . '.; . - , DEGREE CUT OUT. Chicago, Feb 17. The faculty of the College of Liberal Arts has decld Pd1 that the degree, of bachelor of phi losophy no longer be - conferred at Noi'thwestern university. The re quirements for the degrees of bachelor of arts and sciences have been.' Changed SC ag to dema.ni ouiy out? ancient lau;ruage, Latin or Greek. The effect is to unify the requirements for the arts and philosophy degrees and the latter is discontinued. FOUND IN FIRE RUINS New York Feb. 17, After o"fire in her room o-i East 42d street had been extinguished, the body of Henrietta Schwartz was found burned to a crisp to-day. The police think the woman may have been robbed and murdered and the fire started to cover the crime. - The - woman dealt in money and Jewelry and was eccentric. A safe in her rooms was found open butj It sprevious contents are not known. J LB S FAIR. BOAT OWNERS. Protesting Against Bill to Regulate Small Power v.-v;; Boats. - Washington, Feb. 17. Protests are being received by the dozen from pow. er boat owners in Connecticut against the bill to further regulate small boats of all kinds. The bill 'proposes to place all power boats under the same rules' and regulations, which would practi cally, compel them to use pilots and engineers, no matter how small the boat may be. The Hartford Yacht club has sent down to the Connecticut members a strong protest against this bill, arid the owners of small craft in Connecticut have protested Individ uallyl. 't;::: " -,- , . - A hearing will be held on the bill on the 18th of this month. The New York Yacht club and , the Atlantic Yacht club have appointed committees to appear against ''the bill at this hear ing..V.:''. ' 'V;'-: V The Connecticut members of con gress have 'received the , resolutions adopted by the Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, relative to printing information to be gathered from the Claims of revolutionary sol diers. The resolutions are as follows: ; ;.".Whereas,there is a .mass .of .gene alogicab data burled in., the laira pa pers at Washington, of great value to the historical student and especially to the descendants of these soldiers, and Whereas, it is desirable "that this in formation should be printed; . . Resolved, . tnat the Connecticut So ciety," Sons of the American Revolu tion urge its representatives in con gress tor promote ,the enactment of such legislation as will secure the pub lication of the same." All the members df the Connecticut delegation are also in receipt of the resolutions recently adopted by , the Connecticut Lumber Dealers Associa tion in behalf of the bill for the pur chase of a -national forest -X'eserve in the White Mountains The resolutions set forth that the forests of the White ' Mountain regions largely con serve and control the water sheds of several of the New England rivers; natnely: the Connecticut, the Merri mac and the Saco, thus directly link ing this problem to vast commercial interests in five out of the six New England states. In the state of Con necticut the interests of navigation on the Connecticut river alone make It proper that this bill should pass con gress. , ' The resolutions also speak of the benefits that would be derived from a national sanitorlum in the White Mountains, and It is also urged that If the trees are continually being cut year after year, the beauty and health fulness of the White Mountains will be destroyed. FOUND TOE BONDS. Grand-daughter of Late Thomas Wil son Had Been Searching 12 Tears. New York, Feb. 17.- A fortune in high-class railroad bonds has been found by the granddaughter and heir ess of Thomas Wilson, of Westchester after a search of 12 years. When Wilson died no trace of his wealth could be found although he was known tohava possessed a con siderable fortune accumulated in building. Mrs Lizzie Pell, his grand daughter, instituted immediate search but without success until a safe de posit box was found in his name in a Long Island bank. It contained $26,500 in bonds of high grade and pa pers showing the investment else where of a large sum, estimated by some persons at $200,000. - T0WNE SPEAKS OUT. He Says the Silver Issue and Free Coinage Are Settled. , New York, Feb 17. In a speech be fore the Democratic club, former Sen ator Charles . Towne has declared, in discussing the next platform of his party, that the democrats of the west are willing to relegate the silver issue. The free coinage question, he is quoted as having said, has been settled by an increase in the world's gold supply, and that while matters remain as they are the people do not care anything about it. WEATHER "FORECAST Forecast for Connecticut: Fair, and continued cold to-night. Thursday in creasing cloudiness and slowly , rls'ng temperature. Fresh to brisk norther ly winds.- ' . ' SENATOR BANNA'S ' . FUNERAL HELD TO-DAY. ;; :i '' --T7T-- - -. CasKet Borne Into Senate Chamber The President and Cabinet and Many Visitors Present Mrs. Hanna Leaning on the Arm of Her Son The Last to Arrive-The Dead Man's First Meeting With the Late President McKinley. " Washington, Feb 17 The funeral of the late Senator Marcus Ilanna was held to-day in : the senate chamber. Seldom has a more distinguished bouy of people been collected in Washingtoxr and scarcely has been instituted a more impressive proceeding. Gath ered about the bier were tne presi dent and members of his vcabinet.. Near by sat the chief justices and as sociate justices of the supreme, court of; the -United States in their , black robe8 of onice. xae desk of the late senator was heavily draped. The services began shortly after 12 o'clock. The casket was borne into the chamber by a squad of the Capitol police. Thfe casket was banked with flowers which were sent In great pro fusion. Senator Fryeland president pro temporary stood in front of jthe chair as the body was borne to Its rest ing place; The senate was called to order and the senators took their sats at the fall of the gavel., Immediately afterwards the house f representatives with Speaker Cannon at its head "was .announced and filed slowly in, taking the seats assigned to them, v President Roosevelt with the mem bers of . his cabinet were then an nounced, and "all present arose. The presidential party was escorted by Colonel Symons and Commander WInslow in full ' uniforms. Twenty minutes later Mrs Hanna, leaning upon the arm of her son, Daniel R. Hanna, entered and took a seat in the front row. ''', HANNA AND M'KINLEY. , it is a curious fact that when Hanna first met McKinley the men were on opposite sides. Hanna, a coal . mine owner, had . had some 1 trouble with some miners. -Some of the strikers overstepped the bounds of law and were arrested. McKinley, then a young lawyer, defended' them with marked success. Hanna was attracted to the man who could' oppose 'him and carry off the flag of victory. He sought, him out, became 'convinced of v. his worth and ability and won him over:; The men first liked then loved each other. The business man in Cleveland watched the man in politics in Canton, saw him steadily rise in public life, kept always in touch with him, encouraged and up held him.' The two men complemented ach other. Hanna" was , aggressive, McKinley was; conservative. Hanna could not utter a word in public, Mc Kinley was a graceful, "persuasive, forceful orator. Hanna kept close to the hard, practical world,' McKinley "occasionally dwelt among the clouds. There were some points, too,' where the men touched each other, and at ' these; points their friendship was Hce mented by mutual feeling. v C McKinley was also confident that his opportunity had come. Twice before he had seen the honor of a nomination drifting toward him, but each time he had stepped aside. In 1894 the field seemed clear and the . elements pro pitious. Hanmi, knowing how McKin ley had steadily risen. a public esteem, suggested bis candidacy for f the pres idency. The Republican leaders, for some reason, were averse to the sug gestion. Hanna thereupon determined to take the matter in his own hands. McKinley was summoned to the fa mous conference at Thomasvllle, Ga., Hanna's winter home, and went deter mined to meet the tide of fortune at its flood.'' . Long before ; the convention assem bled at St. Louis the result was a fore gone conclusion. From almost every state came delegates pledged to Mc Kinley. Their duty was perfunctory. They had merely to answer when their names were called. When they ar rived at St. Louis they went to a little room in the Southern hotel to meet the man who had marshaled ' them tinder one flag. That little room, with Hanna coatless and perspiring, lyas the focus of the convention. i .The man who had been a mere delegate In the ranks, who had then risen to be the chairman of his state delegation, was now the cen tral figure of a great convention, the general of a mighty army. . The convention over ' and Hanna's purpose being , accomplished, he pro posed, to again return to his desk. As he was packing up his papers in his room at the hotel) Henry C. Payne, now postmaster general, entered and invited him to1 meet some gentlemen upstairs. Hanna complied. He found about fifty men assembled. "Mr. Hanna," said one of them abruptly, "we have elected you chair man of the Republican national com mittee." v . In that sudden and almost startling manner Mr. . Hanna was made ac quainted with his selection. Mr. Han na hesitated for a . few moments, then accepted. In this fashion Mr. Hanna went to the head of the Republican national or ganization. He became not only a new figure in American politics, but the embodiment of a new Idea. With his ascendency all political methods were revolutionized. Campaigns had been previously managed oy professional politicians, but with the advent of Mr. Hanna the business man came to the front. Practical ideas succeeded theoretical issues. Of all the remarka ble developments of the campaign of 1896, a campaign which includes a most Interesting Chapter in Mr. Han na's life, this fact stands out most prominentthat under Mr. Hanna busi ness finally dominated pontics. Nor is there any likelihood that the Ameri can people will ever return to their an cient ways rvitn me accession of President Roosevelt Mr. Hanna's influence at the White House increased rather than di minished. He was regarded as the new president's closest adviser. In the course of time the president and Mr. Hanna drew apart a little, through dif ferences on public questions, but they were never near an open break, and recent talk of Hanna's opposition to Mr. Roosevelt's nomination' met with the most emphatic . rebukes from both men. President Roosevelt was a' daijy caller at the senator's hotel during his last illness. - THREE INJURED. Panic Caused By Fire in New YorK Tenement House. ... . New York. Feb 17. Three persona were injured in a panic caused by fleeing tenants, several families were rescued from upper floors and a num ber of , children narrowly escaped be ing trampled to death in a lire In a five-story tenement' to-day on West Fifth Third street A large number of fires have occurred in. the same block . wtlthUb. the last few" weeks and the oHgin of the fire will be investi gated. ThS injured were taken to the "hospital and .it is thought wjll all re cover. - ; The damage was $2,500. '. The fire was discovered by Mary Haley, who carried her invalid mother down stairs, leaving her just inside the door while sbetvent back for clothing. Before she returned her mother had been trampled upon by a rushing mob of escaping tenants and seriously hurt. In the pan4c the nine months old infant of John Hayes was jostled from his arms, falling over the balustrade from the third floor, where it landed on the backs of some women and was knocked unconscious. Mrs Annie Walsh fell from the fire escape, breaking several ribs and suffering In ternal Injuries.'' ,' MURDERED IN BOSTON. Police LooKlng for Slayer of Han Killed in Boarding House. ' Boston, Feb. 17. Maynor D. Trus selle was murdered this afternoon in a lodging house at 208 West Spring field street.. . The police have, institut ed a cearch for Eugene L. Stafford, thirty years of age, who is supposed to have done the shooting. Mrs Staf- ! ford, wife of the suspected man, was i present when the murder took place! The Staff ords have- - been separated , and the discovery by the . husband r that . Trusselle was in the apartments j of Mrs Stafford is supposed to have J lead to the shooting; Trusselle was was twenty-four, years of age.- CREW IS SAFE. , Hyanndsr, Massi. Feb 17. All doubt concerning ,he safety of the crew oi the British schooner Scotia Queen, which has been In distress during the past week was removed toni&y by the arrival or the tug lhigh, which re ported the men safe on board their own vessel. The schooner is lyaig four miles off - Bass river.. There is much drift ice. but the - vessel . is in no danger. She ha no water in her hold as reported last night. A signal for a, water supply was mistakenly in terpreted as meaning that the craft was waterlogged. The Scotta Queen Is bound from River Herbert, NN S., for New York with lumber. ' DESTROYED BY FIREv New York, Feb 17. All the minutet, records, rules and other data gathered since the beginning of,, the American Athletic union in 1888 have been de stroyed in the fire which has gutted . Holbert's restaurant building at 16 tad 18 Park place. The records were on file in the office of Secretary Sullivan of the A. A. U., who is also a director of sports for the St Louis exposition. Besides this matter, which probably cannot be replaced, Sullivan lost a ! val uable lot of curios, photographs and books collected during forty years by the late Will' am B. Curtis, "father of American athletics," who was frozen to death while attempting to sca-e Mount Washington. TRANSPORT ARRIVES. New York, Feb 17. The United States transport Sumner arrived . last night from , Havana and Pensacola with sixty-seven men of the Seven teenth company, coast artillery, the last of the' United States troops to leave Cuba. These men will be sent to Fort Washington, Ad. The Sum enr landed at Pensacola, the Nine teenth, Twentieth and Twenty-second companies, coast artillery. " MAY BE RECALLED. London, r Feb 17. In a dispatch' from Vienna, the correspondent of the Daily Chronicle repeats the rumor to the effect that Count Casslnrt, the Russian ambassador at Washington, ds to be recalled for failure to keep his government properly informed of the state of feeling in the United States. BOILER EXPLODED. New London. Feb 17. The explo sion of a boiler used to heat the bar racks at Fort Trumbull at 8:20 this morning caused' damage to the extent of 500. ; The exact cause of the ex plosion is a csystery. The boiler .was completely wr&s&e. - ANOTHER OF THE EX- TROLLEYMEM ARRESTEE Willis Vandemartt Brought Down From Torrington He is Charged With Perjurr Case Againist James Wheelerv for Burglary: First, one Called Up To-Day-Jury Found Him Guilty After Deliberating Ten Minutes-He Was Given Six Months in Jail. Willis Vandemark was arrested lastr' evening by Sheriff Gillette in Torring ton, where he has been employed-for some time. When arrested 'he said he was Innocent of the crime charged and that his conscience was clear. He was Immediately brought to town and locked up ia the police station. Marsa was taken to jail last night, being un able to furnish the $1,500 ball, and was brought to town . this ' morning with the other prisoners awaiting trial in the superior court. -arsh was held in the cells in the court bouse, while Vandemark was kept In the police sta tion. , , Promptly at 10 o'clock to-day Judge Wheeler ahd the criminal jury pre sumed business in the superior court, taking up the case - agatfist James v heeler, charged with attempting on January 1 to break into the saloon of Maituew Watts, situated at the cmner of .brown and J2ast Main streets. s At torney 'Mcurath, appointed to defend, moved that the incuctmnt be quasued on the ; grounus that it was defective, inasmucn as that it merely alleged an attempt rat burglary ' wltnout stating the aiieged overt act The motion was granted, whereup the indictment was amended and the case proceeded. The vital evidence was given by Policeman Dodds. It was to the effect that in consequence of ; what - a Chinese told him, he stood near Watts's saloon and heard the crash of glass in the rear. He went around and saw a man jump off the steps leading up to the saloon, and hesCaught Wmiam Wilcox as he was shouting "Come -on. He aiter wards arrested Wheeler in a barn in the, alley way Tear x; of v Poll's theater, atter firing a shot, at . him. Wheeier and" Wiioox were confronted with each other in the police station and W ilcox admitted that Wheeler was his com panion, in the alleged crime. Attorney MctJrath wanted the officer to, dra w a diagram of the steps in the back of the saloon, but he declined on the grounds that he was no sketch artist, though he , knew the buiiding well. ? . ,; vl Sergeant Cahey corroborated I the above evidence regarding the identifi cation in the police station, and .added that at first Wilcox denied Wheeler was his companion. In identifying him Wilcox said, putting out his right hand, "Jimmy, tne Jig is up. It was a well planned job." - Detective Keegan put another clincher in the case by stating that about 12:45 that night he saw accused and ' Wilcox together on East Main street. Wheeler then took the. stand in his defense. . He said his age is 20 and his occupation hostler. : He got Wilcox, who was drunk, out of a row in a lunch cart and f was taking him across East Main street when Wilcox suggested breaking into, a store. , Wheeler tried to argue him out of the idea, but "Wil cox said he would be as well off in Jail as out of it They parted in thefrear of Watts's galoon and a moment later Wilcox broke a window in the saloon and Wheeler ran to the barn, where he was arrested.; -;:TV. : . ; Wilcox testified that he had been drinking for ten days before1 his ar rest and remembered ' nothing whatso ever about the case. - " ; The case went to the jury at 12.30, and after ten minutes' ; deliberation brought in a verdict of guilty. He was sentenced to six months in Jail. The case of Martin McEvoy was then called. He is charged with bur-' glary, in stealing a silver watch and a gold ring from the home of Jacob ArbS.J- ; ..i.'1,... :,.:.:; ! The case against Willis Vandemark it is expected will be called next for the purpose of fixing his bond. I No more arrests were made to-day i In connection with the bench warrants f Issued for the apprehension of a num-J ber of the nime trolleymen who were . found Innocent of the charge of com-; mitting the Faber switch assault andi who are now wanted on the charge of perjury. It is said that warrants have been issued for all of the nine strikers with the exception of Brearton and 'v Gulre.- The former did not testify at the time of the trial. McGulre test! fled but it is believed that he did not commit perjury. All of the men want ed, It is said.'are out of town and per haps out- of the state. ' Clifford Van demark Is reported to be out west while Winnegar and Warren are said to be working somewhere in New York state. . ,..::......: PNEUMONIA RAGING. Chicago Hospitals Hare Many Pa tients III With the Diseaso. Chicago, Feb 17. Nearly every hos pital' in the city has one or more cases of pneumonia, while the less serious diseases are even more prevalent. Added to these are the far greater number of cases treated at . homes, making the list of sufferers a long one. The situation is complicated iy the fact that nearly every one of Chi cago's big hospitals , is filled and un able to take any more patients. At the county hospital there are patients, leaving but one vacant bed. Conditions are similar In the other large hospitals. Of the 661 deaths re ported last week by the health depart ment, 175 were from pneumonia while thirty-seven were from cases of bron chitis and influenza. ; LOST A sum of money between Sco vlll Mfg Co's and Cole st, Feb -17. - Finder please return to No 873 Bank street. , . v AGAINST TAXES. Albanians Bise in Revolt Against Powers of Mac- : ' , 0 . .; "; ';;f ' , ,; edonia. '-p ''' . , 1 ; Constantinople, Feb. 17 Sixteen thousand Albanians are in revolt In the district of Diakova against the re form plans of the powers for Macedo nia and obnoxious taxes. In conflicts which have taken place between Al banians and Ottoman troops the lat ter 1 were worsted, Large reinforce ments have been despatched to DLa- lcova. The Albanians attacked tbjo town of Diakova February 13 a and -plundered and burned a number ' of houses. Turkish forces subsequently attacked the insurgent's-, main position at BabajhosL but were repulsed wtb heavy loss. ' '. Feverish activity continues among the Turkish authorities on the Bulgar-j ian frontier, ih accumulating stores and repairing roads for the expected massing of troops. , , entered a Convent. The Youngest Daughter of Governor HcCalloQh of Vermont. Benington; Vt, Feb 17. It is an nounced here that Miss Ella McCul- i lough, youngest daughter of Governor ' .ohn G. McCullough of Vermont, has 1 entered the convent of the Sisterhood j of St Mary, an Episcopal order which has its mother, house near Peeksklll, N. Y. Although 'her family are Con. gregationalists, Miss McCullough has for some time been attacned to ' the ? crrY news Miss Lynch, of Bristol, who 'has beei visiting the Misses Timms, of Summer -street, has returned home. The regular monthly meeting of tl.e Queen'g 'Daughters will take place io- morrow 'night at .St Patrick's hall ni-ftmntlv ft -IS - ' ' Thex-e will ; be celebrated to-morrow morning in the Immaculate Conc., , tion church at 8 o'clock. ; a' month's '. uiujuu. umos iwr uie rai8 iwepu juiien., St Mary T. A. society will hold a meeting In St Patrick's hall Thureday, ', February 18. Every member is re- J quested to be present as important busdness'ls' to be transacted. M. Ga vegan is la ' Waterbury on i one of his 'periodical visits.' Mr Gav egan is the Boston Pilot's represent tlve and Is calling upon the numerous , friends of that publication. . A large crowd attended the prom- j euaire wxucu was given in uue Uiiiy naJi. -last night by the "Waterbury Milltarys band. The music furnished for the dancing was excellent and was ' de- cidedly pleasing to the dancers, i This ds Ash Wednesday. the comsf mencement, of the Lenten season. Tad usual exercises were held in all th churches and will ba continued in th Cathollo , churches - "Wednesday and! , ; Friday evenings for the next seven. The fire department responded to an ( alarm of fire from box 74, corner- of Johnson avenue and Waterville street,; at 9:10 this morning. . Some ' plumbers were thawing out frozen pipes in W. G. Austin's house when a part of j the woodwork became ignited and a, small blaze started. It was culckly.j . t ... . , ... I A very pleasant evening was speutf at the home of Charles Ryan,. 39 Wol-J cott street, last evening. Many off his friends were present. Songs were rendered by several and games of all kinds were played. Refreshments were served after which tbe merry funmaker8 departed, wlshSngiMr Byan many retnrne of the day. ' George Zingl, manager cf Zingsrella, . the aerial aTtist, who appeared at thi Company G carnival ' last week, was seized with a fainting spell yesterday ; while sitting about the stove in the! boarding house on Center street where) he had been stopping during hi eo-i Joum in this city. He fell against the trv anri his face and hands were se- verely burned. It la feared that be j may lose the sight of cine of hi eyes. 3, At the meeting of the board t of i public works last night Superintend-j ent Hotchkiss. to whom was referred! the petition of Chester Chin for per mission to place a sign In front of bis place on North.. Main etreet. reported that no such person tm Mving there. Two weeks asro a Celestfai who pave his name as Chin rent-d rooms there, f but that was the last .they saw of , him. He, wss given leave to with- J draw. The board voed to allow City . hsll to be rented to the A. M. B. Zloa,, Church for an entertainment to be held April 15. , . No man connected with the pre 'j ent city administration can spring a Bmarter joke than Commissioner Gosa' of the department of public works, j The other day when Mr Sewell of the trolley company was talking about ' how anxious he was bo giet the plane .; approved so that h could commence operations, Mr Goss remarked-that he supposed tlie company had the rails on the ground. The rnb amused Mr ' Sewell because this was one of the principal reasons "hy he argued for ; speedy action on other plans submit- ted aud approved long ago, although.! nothS? ff - has yet been . done towards I doing feh. work..