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WATERBURY, CONN:, 1)ECEUBER;5V 1887.
VOL. 1. NO. 1.
PRICE THREE CEK'jS.
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC 1IEUS;
Special to the JCvtxixe Dbxocbat.
The Republican Convention In Omaha
- Makes Claim.
Prtsbubo, Deo 5. Delegations of citi
zens of Omaha passed through this city
this morning en route to Washington to
urge upon the party managers the advisa
bility of holding the National Bepublican
Conrention in that city. ; " ;
Washington, Deo. 5 Congress formally
met at 12 o'clock, and work preliminary to
permanent organization was commenced. v
Not for Blaine. '
Well informed representatives of the Re
publican party say that Nebraska may at
convention, be expected to support Allison,
and is decidedly uuf avorable to Blaine.
Boiler Explosion -
YotrwosTOWif , Dec 5. Several boilers
exploded in Hibbard's rolling mill this
morning, fatally injuring, by scalding Wil
liam Seefert, the fireman. .(,
The French Presidency General Satis
faction In Kurope. ,
London, Dec 5. The French presiden
tial election has tranquillized not only
France but all of Europe. The English
and continental press approves the result
as harmonizing many conflicting interests
among the European powers, great and
small, and removing,' or Contributing to
remove, the irritations between Russia and
Germany, for both are satisfied with the
election. A leading paper of St Peters
burg, writing senii-o facially, says the
choice is every way fortunate.
An Kxtraordlnary Case of Trance. ...
Bju-ttjiork, Md, Deo 5. A remarkable
case A hypnotism has just come to light in
this city. A girl of 14, whose father is a
student or professor of the system, placed
her in trance about a month ago from which
neither father nor physician can arouse
her. , - She has lost power of articulation,
and is apparently unconscious of her ac
tions. The family, who desire name to be
kept secret, live in a fashionable part of
B1S "lr. v
Boston, Dec 5. A fire occurred this
morning in the building 132 and 134 Tre
mont street, owned by the Phillips estate.
Loss probably heavy.
Most's Sentence Delayed.
New York, Deo 5. It was expected that
AnarchisttMost would be sentenced to-day,
but on motion of his counsel an adjourn
ment was had until Thursday to allow him
to prepare arguments for a new trial.
; Ives Looming up Again.
Bostow , Deo 5. Parties in this city, for
merly associated with Ives in the C. H. and
D., say it is probable Ives may again gain
control of the C. H. and D. as he owned
the majority of stock when Ives, Staynor
A Co. failed, which has not been legally
sold. ' "
Scenes at Congress.
Washington, Deo 5. The scenes at the
opening of Congress were about in the usual
order. The galleries were packed for hours
before the hour for opening, and many
were unable to gain admission. In the
House the member's gallery was filled with
the families of members. ' Many foreign
representatives were present. Desks of
many members bore beautiful floral offer
ings. , '
Message to be Bead To-morrow.
.Washington, Deo 5. -The President's
message will not be read till Tuesday. The
Secretary and Treasurer's report, Wednes
day. At least that is the present under
standing. Weather. ......
For Connecticut, colder, fair-weather,
fresh to brisk westerly winds, diminishing
in force and becoming variable with a cold
wave. ' ' '
Death of Lord Lyons.
London, Dec 5. Lord Lyons, whose re
cent conversion to the Catholic faith, has
been announced died to-day fortified by
the rites of the church of his adoption.
The Newest Libel on Ireland.
Dublin, Dec 5 The circumstantial re
port of the London Morning Post of the
existence of a Fenian plot to assassinate
the Marquis of Hartington, is authoratively
declared to have had no foundation save in
the imagination and fears of the British
government party. , . .. .
The Estimates Submitted by the
. i U Si .! tf Iftnaaee. "
At the regular monthly meeting of the
court of Common Council several important
matters will come - up for consideration,
The most important and the one that will
probably create quite a discussion is the
estimates to be submitted by the board of
finance. The board recommends cutting
down the appropriation for lamps and gas
$500, that of fire department $2,430, and
that for the extension of water pipes
$8,000, making a .total reduction of $10,
930 from that recommended by the various
boards. If the estimate is adopted as it
stands the fire department will get an in
creased appropriation of last year of $1,500,
and the committee on lamps and gas $1,500.
The appropriation for the extension of
water mains as recommended by the boards
are the same as last year. The other ap
propriations the boards did not meddle
With. The long mooted question of assess
ing property holders for the paving of
Bank street, will probably be called up in
the board of councilmen and it is expected
that they will come down off their high
horse and concur with the board of alder
Three Murder Trials.
' The December term of the criminal side
of the superior court for Hartford, county
comes in to-morrow Sanf ord on the bench.
The term will be an important one, as
there are three prisoners at the jail await
ing trial for murder, John H, Swift, Clare
ence E. Taylor, and Thomas Doyle. While
it is expected that the third man will be
brought to trial during the term, it is more
than probable that Taylor's case will be
carried over. Considerable time is neces
sary for the selection of juries for murder
trials, and with- the- long docket of new
cases and the trial of Swift and Doyle the
term promises to be a long one without the
Taylor case. ' Counsel for Taylor may in
sist on a speedy trial, however as they as
sert there is no evidence tot convict their
client and that he should not be confined
la the jail until the. March term. . There
are 83 new cases upon the docket. ,
Mother Superior Mary Agnes, celebrated
the twenty-fth anniversary of her entrance
J-.to eoavet Ula at HidcUetown, on Sotur-
THE FIFTIETH COUGRESS.
TH2 CLOW WORK OF ORGANIZING
THE NATION'S LAWMAKERS. '
Tha XXouse Committees Will Probably
, Mot be Announced Before January.
; Proposals to Expedite Business Will
There be Any Contests In the Senate?
' WismHOTOir, Dec 6. Although .the
bouse of representatives is expected to get
fully organized to-day, so far as the election
of officers is concerned, the speaker is not
likely to announce hie committees before
January. Mr. Carlisle is loth to talk about
what he intends doing as speaker, yet he if
frank enough to say that he has a hard task
before him in the selection of his regular
standing committees, of which there are
forty-seven, and the seven or eight special
committees. He finds -more importunities
for places on committees this time than be
did at the organization of either of - the , last
two congresses. It is barely possible that he
may have his committees ready for an
nouncement before the holiday adjournment,
but not at all probable. . .
The composition of the committees is very
important at this time.- If the proper mem
bers are placed on the right committees
much may be effected toward tariff and in
ternal tax reforms and the thousand and
one things expected at the hands of the pre
dominant party. If mistakes should be
made in the formation of three or four com
mittees, little could be expected of the ses
sion. Much is being said by members in
reference to" so amending the old rules of
the house, or forming new ones, that the
power of certain committees may; be dis
tributed. There is general fear of the cen
tralization of influence.' When there were
several of the regular Bpproprlatien "bills
taken from the committee on appropriations
and given to as many committees, it was
hoped that the control of affairs intbe-house
was taken from the parent committee, r but
it was soon found that the influence of the
committee was not impaired.
It is now proposed to compel committees
having appropriation bills in charge to
report iu a certain timesay by the 1st of
April This will insure the passage of these
bills by the endof May, as it is proposed to
so stipulat e in the new rules. It is also pro
posed to compel the committee on ways and
menus to report and dispose of on the floor
certain business it will have before it by a
cert-tin time, so as to give the house the
option of adjournment over to next Decem
ber, by July, if it chooses, with the con
sent of the senate. I The presidential nomi
nating conventions will be held before the
time the usual long session adjourns if some
thing is not done to expedite business and
end the session earlier than in former years.
After tho election ;of the officers to-day the
question of temporary rules will come up in
the house, and it is generally expected that
th? discussion will be sufficiently long and
exhaustive to give all an opportunity to ex
press tbeir idea on permanent rules ere that
lssuo conies before the committee on rules.
There will be adjournments from day to day
after the skirmish on rules takes place till
the committee on rules reports. This may
not be before some time next week, and their
report may consume several days, or till
hoi day adjournment. No call of the stater
and territories for the introduction of meas
ures is expected before tho committees art
In the senate the contested elections are
expected to take up a great deal of the time.
The rcorjrnnizitiou of committees will be
agroe i uon, tut not announced until the
er,a!o:.-.'!i'ci nro sworn in. The senate an
ticipates an interesting day. : There may be
some secret sessions for the purpose of re
ferring no inations to committees during
the week, but no actual busiuess will likely
be done t ill the qu stion of seating a number
of senators to disposed of. ." Yesterday a
mec tin . of the : Republican members of the
committee o:i privileges and elections was
held to consider the Turpie and one or two
o' her casts. It may yet be decided to not
object to the swearing in of any of the Dem
ocratic senators-elect. 1
Later It is positively asserted that Tur
pie will be sworn in as senator from the
state of Indiana. There will be no objection
from the Republican senators. The certifi
cate of Mr. Frulkner, of West Virginia,
will be referred to Mr. Hoar's committee on
privileges and elections. ' This was the result
of a secret conference of Bepublican senators
at the house of John Sherman late last
night. The meeting was called for 8 o'clock,
and Senator Frye's clerk was sent around to
deliver some of the invitations. Senators
Edmunds, Evarts and Fry came early, but
Senator - Hoar did . not get over until late,
having only just arrived on the limited ex
press from New York, and going at once to
the conference, without so much as stopping
to unpack his gripsack. The contested seats
in the senate and their relation to the organ
ization were the topics of discussion. The
decisive point, which was raised at once and
settled with unanimity, was that the legality
of the credentials was the only thing in ques
tion. Mr. Turpio had his credentials, and
upon the face of them should be admitted.
The question . back of the certifflcate could
be investig ted. afterward in the same man
ner as in the house contests.
Lincoln's Mayor and Council Free.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 5. The city council
men of Lincoln are at liberty. For a week
they have been in the Omaha jail, having re
fused to pay a fine imposed by Judge
Brewer for co tempt of court. He issued a
restraining , order preventing the council
from removing a police judge Charged with
corruption. 5 The cly fathers ; dissgarded
the order, and were fined $600; for contempt
of court. The supreme court at Washing
ton has set D.c. 12 as the time for hearing
the application for a writ of habeas corpus,
as it claimed Judge Brewer had no jurisdic
tion. "Attorney General Garland telegraphed
the marshal Saturday - to release the mayor
and councilmen on bond pending the hear
ing. The councilmen came home Saturday
night, please 1 with the prospect of final dis
charge. - :. Information Wanted.
Nxw York, Dec. 5. The government of
Nova Scotia offered a reward of $500 for in
formation' that will lead to the discovery of
Joseph Preston, of Halifax,1 if he is alive,
and $100 for information concerning binr if
he is dead. Preston is a relative of Mgr.
Preston, of the Catholic diocese of New York,
and son of a wealthy Halifax merchant. He
is not of strong mind. ; He disappeared from
a hotel hr this city whiie traveling. It is
feare l that he was robbed and perhaps mur
dered. He is 22 years old, five feet seven
inches tali, sallow, small brown mustache,
dark hair, and weighs 135 pounds.
' Lost by a Broken Finger. f
Fall Riveb, Mass., Dec. 5. Jack Mc
Gowan, a local light weight, and Miles
Higglns, lately arrived from England, fought
four 'fiercely contested rounds with bore
knuckles yesterday across the line in Tiver
ton, R. I. The fight, which was for a small
purse, was witnessed . by fifty persons. Mc
Gowau was terribly punished, but won ' the
f ht, as HigsinB broke the thumb and a
C-trcf ti rzt band ia the fourth rc" J
; ALGERNON, 8. SULLIVAN . DEAD. r
The Popular Lawyer Falls a Tlctlm to
Typhoid Fever. .
Nkw Tobk, Dec. 5. Algernon Sidney
Sullivan died last, night at his home, 16
West Eleventh street. He was carried to his
home in a carriage a week ago Saturday
from his office in the Drexel building, and
died of typhoid fever and congestion of the
bronchial tubes. No arrangements have yet
been made for his funeral. '': :.:
Mr. Sullivan's death removes a gracious
and unique figure from metropolitan life.
He "was a lawyer by profession, but by taste
was more devoted to music, art and society
than to the dry path of a legal career. In
1 the later he was painstaking, thorough ' and
above all, courteous and elegant. His voice
was musical and melodious, like his name.
He was born inMadison, In sixty yean
ago, and was prepared for Miami university
by a private tutor. He was admitted to the
bar in Indiana, where the rough and ready
practice was not to his taste. He removed
to Cincinnati and became a prosperous law
yer in such company as that of Chief Justice
Chase, William S. Groesbeck and George H.
Pendleton. He was prominent in Whig
politics there, but refused all 'nominations
or offers of political preferment.
At the outbreak of the war, for domestic
reasons, he came east and settled in New
York. He soon achieved a recognised posi
tion among the lawyer of this city, and
joined the Democratic party, "The silver
voiced orator from Ohio" was a name soo
applied to him. When his position became
assured he gave himself the leisure to go into
society and take a prominent part In literary
and artistic ent rprises. He wrote for the
Atlantic and The North American Review.
SECRETARY LAMAR'S .REPORT.
tteeommendlng Increased Pensions in
; WASHnroToir, Dec. & Secretary of the
Interior Lamar devotes a considerable por
tion of his annual report to the public lands.
That portion concerning the surveying of
these lands is important, and is as follows:
in. . . - . V, '
i The secretary renews the suggestion madeOj
in bis last report makine fraudulent returns P
report making fraudulent' returns
of public lands a penal offense, and asks an
appropriation of $500,000 for a proper sur
vey of unsurveyed lands. '"'
i In discussing Indian affairs the seretary
The statistics compiled from the annuel reports
of the various United States Indian agents to the
'commissioner of Indian affairs represent that of
tiie remaining 173,600 Indians under their super
vision about 58,000 wear citizens' clothes wholly;
that 16,477 houses are occupied by them; that
about 25,000 can speak English with sufficient in
telligence for ordinary conversation; that more
than 10,500 of their children are in schools receiv
ing educational and industrial training, for whom
237 schools are in operation, and that over 81,000
families are engaged in industrial pursuits. .They
hav&cultivated over 238,000 acres, built over 895,
000 rods of fencing, produced over 750,000 bushels
of wheat, 900,000 bushels of corn. 402,000 bushels
of oats, 68,000 bushels of barley and rye, 614,000
bushels of vegetables and 83,000 pounds of butter.
Besides the above they have gathered for use acd
sale, considerable quantities of wild rice, berries,
herbs, furs, fish and snake root, etc They have
sawed 1,552,079 feet of lumber, cut 74,000 cords of
wood and 102,000 tons of bay. They own over
892,000 horses, 8,000 mules, 113,000 cattle, 46,000
swine and 1,120,000 sheep.
s Upon the subject of pensions the secretary,
among other things, says:
Under existing laws dependent orphan chil
dren of deceased soldiers who may be entitled to
pensions cannot have such pensions continued
beyond the age of 16, regardless of their physi
cal or mental condition. There are a few
instances in which such children are (physically
and mentally) utterly incapacitated for earning
their livelihood, and in instances where it is made
clearly to appear that the conditions of mental
imbecility or insanity or such feebleness of mind
or body exists as to make these children utterly
helpless for earning their own livelihood, it seems
right that pension should be continued to them
for a longer period.
' I would suggest that widows who may re
marry, and who may subsequently become
widows, or be divorced without fault upon their
part, should have their pensions revived to them
for the period of such second widowhood.
I As the chief of this bureau is a soldier dis
tinguished for his gallant services and sufferings
in the cause of the Union, I have confided to him
the exclusive management thereof, and although
his policy has at all times had my approval, to
him is due the credit for the success whiotr has
marked its administration.
AN ALLEGED FENIAN PLOT
To Murder Lord Hartington, which ' was
" Prevented by Police Vigilance.
: London, Dec 5. The Morning Post de
clares that certain Parnellites recently urged,
the Fenians to murder Lord Hartington,
which they scornfully refused to do. Ameri
can Fenians then undertook the task, arriv
ing on the continent for that purpose a fort
night, ago. These, in concert with a few
Irish Fenians, made an arrangement by
which the rails on the road between Kings
town and Dublin were to be removed in
order to wreck the train carrying Lord
Hartington and Mr. Goschen last week, and
In the excitement shots were to be fired into
the carriage occupied by the " English
visitors...,.-,...., , v,; - -. i
The scheme was abandoned when it became
known that . Lord Hartington and Mr.
Goschen traveled by different trains, and
that the former drove straight to the resi
dence of Mr. Powers, in Leopardtown, thus
It was next arranged to attack Mr. Powers'
carriage in a lonely lane and murder Lord
Hartington or carry him . into the Wicklow
mountains, where he -was- to be : held as
hostage for the release of William O'Brien
and other political prisoners. Everything
had been matured, but the plot miscarried
owing o the watchfulness of. tit police. "
Amused Himself by Incendiarism.
I Nkw Tome, Dec 5. Officer Gallagher was
told by a young man at 1 o'clock yesterday
morning that there was a fire at 128 Hester
street. The officer ran to the spot and extin
guished a fire that had just started in the
cellar. , A little later the same young man
ran up to Gallagher on beat and told him
there was another fire at 63 Chrystio street.
Gallagher sent out an alarm, and the fire at
63 was put out with some difficulty. - The
young man was then going away, but the
officer arrested him. He is James Smith,
aged 26, and is partly demented. He evi
dently started the fires for his own amuse
ment. The first fire was in a tenement
house containing . twenty families, and the
other building; was occupied - by sixteen
families. - Smith claims that he saw the
fires from the street, but in the case of No.
128 Hester street this could not be true.
Smith was held by Justice Patterson for ex
amination as to his sanity.
Mrs. Lawler Held for TriaL
' Cairo, Ills., Deo.. 5. The preliminary ex
amination of Mrs. Lawler, for hiring a young
negro named Hudson to kindle the fire
which destroyed a large portion of Mound
City, was held Saturday. About forty wit
nesses "were examined, chief among them
being the negro, Hudson, who swore that be
kindled the fire under a promise from Mrs.
Lawler that he should be paid $15. . He also
stated that some time before Mrs. Lawler
bad tried to induce him to put "Rough on
Rats" into the coffee prepared for the guests
in the Fair bouse, a rival of her own instilu
tion, but that he bad refused. The examina
tion was ooacladod, and the defendant was
HIS MESSAGE WILL DJSCUS3
. .7 TARIFF QUESTION ONLY.
The Document Win Kot . be Given Into
the Hands of the Public Printer, hut
Will he Bead from Manuscript He
Urges Radical Tariff Beform. "
. Washikqtok. Dec 5. The president's
message to the first congress of our second
century as the United States . will be unpre
cedented in the long record of such commu
nications. For the first time in our history
this message to a new, congress will , discuss
but one question. . The president will say
that in view of the paramount and even
vital importance to the country of a reduc
tion of the tariff, be will treat of that subject
alone, and for the present will refer congress,
as to the affairs of the different departments,
to the reports of the Various cabinet officers.
The message will be much shorter than
the public has been led to expect. It is en
tirely in the president's handwriting, is full
of his characteristic expressions . and is un
derstood to be of his preparation, with, of
course, suggestions from his advisers in and
out of the cabinet, from the first word to the
last. , It will not be sent to the public printer.
but will be kept at the White House until
the president is notified that congress ' has
convened and "Is ready to receive any com-
imunicatlon' that he may desire to make."
Engrossed duplicate copies - will . then be
hurried to the senate and the house by the
bands of Private Secretary Pruden, and
then manifold copies will be given to the
press. Not for, many years, certainly, have
sucn precautions environed tne preparation
of an executive message. v - ' .
. The president will take radical ground
upon the tariff question. He will recom
mend that nearly, all raw. material to be
used in the manufactures shall be put upon
the free list. He will recommend specifically
that iron ores, tin plate, salt, lumber, coal
and wood shall be pnt upon the free list. He
will not recommend that copper ores shall
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placed upon the free list. He will not
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jjefer at any great length to the , discussion
ds to the reduction of internal revenue duties.
ttut will make it clear that he altogether dis-
aipproves of that proposition. . He will refer
specifically to many articles upon .which
t&ere are now undulY nuTu import duties.
ad recommend a proper reduction of it.?
tariff upon them. There will be nothing In
his message akin to the horizontal reduction
scheme of the last Morrison bilL His rec
ommendations are more in the -line of the
bill offered by Abram 8. Hewitt in the
forty-seventh congress. . . . ...
' The president's statistician estimates that
the reductions thus specifically recommended
will amount to about $80,000,000 per annum.
The president, in referring to the , surplus,
will point out with great vigor the absolute
and above all the speedy necessity of the
passage of such a bill as will at the earliest
possible moment relieve the country from
this Improper and really illegal drain upon
ilia resources. : These axe the really material
2 bints in the message, which will not be sent
congress until to-morrow. .'The specific
recommendations as to the reductions upon
given duties will be awaited with the great
est interest.- The articles to . be named will
embrace nearly all of the long series ef goods
upon which prohibitory or undus protective
duties have been placed, but, as already said,
the president thinks thai the reductions he
jigr sts win be such as are demanded by
ity as well as the necessity of reducing
improper surplus of revenue, and are
ref ully adjusted with reference to the best
interests, business as well as generally
economic, of the country.
.' Died from Eatlnor Offal.
i New York,
Deo. 4. Guiseppe and Rose
Die Paul Loggio, man and wife, ragpickers,
dUed Saturday night from the effects of eat
ing a substance resembling dongh, which
Guiseppe found in an ash barrel and which
fSRose cooked. An autopsy will be held to
k determine the nature of the poison. -
Gen. Bragg and the Mexican Mission.
i Oshkosh, Wis., Dec. 5. It can now be
skid positively that Gen. Bragg will accept
tpe Mexican mission if it is tendered him.
Ijt is no longer a secret that Charles Felker,
rao has charge ox the petitions, is acting
nder the direction of lieu. Bragg himself.
Vtelfgraph:c news condensed.
The Standard Oil company has captured
nator Emery's oil refinery, near Pbiladel
ia, the last independent concer. on the
,tlantic seaboard. u
An tmymi nain ..Mm. -11 twit wu...
cotton bales at -Philadelphia and
sfenothered to death. .
There is renewed reason fortw'-ln8f that
t6e victim of the Rahway--"8 on March
-j. . . , ---jinan. of fitnuim..
2j mss was jub- r , -
.Vn.. o . s a over
flin;;,. r.ADe.pu to
t none city. -
tD. a Smith, brother-in-law of th
rer of Kingston, OntSeJ i , hhJ
ot with acbse of chSaftj jj
tar t Wnfarf . xt -.t quiet his
r.dTnM:iZr7"V "was found
The NeEra Life Annnw.
holders &Harri---uiy of its policy
(assessmiii orurg to compel payment of
(Lm -nirnfniw) IwMnn nf th worth.
i uuaucuiniat ia ininff rr ai in l v
fcuamess of the institution.
; Raymond Foster, of Rjctor, Ark., died
under the influence of morphine adminis
tered to quiet spasms caused by the bite of
aog. : . '.' . ,
- Mrs. Ward, a woman of 70 years, set her
clothes on fire while smoking her pipe at her
residence, Burrville, N. Y., and was burned
to death. :- '
The captain of a bark just arrived in Bos
ton is charged with the murder- of a Japa
nese sailor in the Java Sea. The defense is
that the Jap was mutinous. : : - .
Miss Jessie Palmer, the pretty daughter of
a wealthy farmer in Cayuga county, N. Y. i
eloped with her father's red haired hostler.
; Jumping Dog, the Indian who recently
fired the Cheyenne agency, in Dakota terri
tory, killed two of his guards and committed
suicide with a pair of shears.
1 The somnambulistic freaks of a Wilkes
barre, Fa., widow are- startling her neigh
bors and the townspeople.
: Omaha has sent another committee to
Washington to bid for the Republican
national convention. -
, Representative , Townshend, of Ulinois,'
proposes a consolidation of all the bureaus
at Washington in a - new department, to be
known as the department of industries and
public works. .
Lep osy is said to exist in Rathsay, Minn
George W. Ritter tried to kill himself i a
Cincinnati court Saturday. He preferred
death to trial for enbexzlement. "
. After four days' .examination Thonms M.
Green was acquitted in Lexington, Ky. . He
IdUod Lewis D. Baldtin on Nov. 10. -:
Bishop Scarborough, of New Jersey, has
appointed a committijs of clergymen to in
vestigate the scandal tt Durham, Conn., im
plication. ! Kactor C A. ; CLtrtLrook, Of
Elixiibeth; IS. J.
CHICAGO ANARCHISTS VERY ANGHY.
They Xeelaiw They Bfvst Have "Beer cer
Blood' on Saturday Klght. .
Chicago, Dee. 5. "Beer or UoodF fa the
Anarchistic cry. MBeer or bloodn must
flow at the. great demonetratioa to be held
at Battery D armory next Saturday night,
the proceeds of which are to be devoted to
the' amelioration of the condition of the
families of the . executed and imprisoned
- The order of the mayor that no beer shall
be sold is to be -disregarded, and the courts
are to be appealed to for an injunction to
restrain the. authorities from interfering
with the sale of that fluid, which is the Ufa
and soul of anarchy. It i estimated that
from 25,000 to 89,000 people will endeavor to
gain admittance to Battery D armory, and
the violent Beds say that if there is polios
interference there will be a conflict.
- Unless the courts interfere the police wfil
be on hand, and the first attempt made to
ward a violation of the express orders of the
mayor will be summarily put down. . -
Not only are the Anarchists enraged at
what they call an unwarranted assault upon
their liberty, but the more conservative
Socialists are excited. ' At a meeting yester
day of twenty-three German singing socie
ties and eleven Turn Yereins it was resolved
to hold the entertainment and sell beer at any
OOSe . e -
The question promises to be hotly discussed
during the week, but no one hat any idea
the mayor will withdraw from the position
he has assumed. The police are solid at his
back and will support him to a man, not
withstanding that a large proportion of the
force is composed of Germans; including the
chief and many of the higher officers. .
His First and Last Trip.
. X4KWABK, U., Dec. 5. in an accident on
the Lake Erie division of the Baltimot e and
Ohio road, near Independence, Saturday
night, Engineer George 8. Smith, of Syra
cuse, N. T., was instantly kiliel and Fire
man M. Ruckle fatally scalded. The rails
spread, precipitating the engine and ten cars
down a twenty-nve-foot embankment. It
was the engineer's firs - trip in charge of a
Death of a TJtlca Clergyman.
JUrica, N. Y., Dec. Bl' Rev. James -J.
Moriarty, pastor of St. John's church, TJtica,
since May last, died suddenly yesterday,
after a brief illness. He was the author of
k dumber of books, including "WaysiJe
Penciling; n. "Stumbling Blocks Made Btep
ping Stones,5 'A 11 for Love" and "Keys of
tbeKiudom," His aneral will take place
to-morrow morning. He war y ears old.
J " - Claims It Was Accidental.
St. Paui Minn., Dec. 6. Saturday after
noon a man named Howe, living near Rei
mer's brewery in West St. Paul, blew off the
top of bis wife's head with a shotgun, killing
her - instantly. He at once proceeded to the
police station and gave himself up. - He
claims that he was cleaning the gun, when
it went off accidentally. t . ;
Mississippi lynchers at Work.
! Charleston, Miss., Dec. 5. A mob of
mounted men Saturday night took Joe
Triffle, Monroe Harris and Charles Taylor
(all colored) from jail here and shot the hit
ter two to death. The former is missing,
and is supposed to have been killed. They
were charged with having attempted to
assault a white woman.
Mass.,' Dec. H. Amidor Le
Bryon, a French Canadian, shot two police
men who arrested him last night in a house of
ill-fame. ' Officer Riley received a serious
wound in the Lead, and may die. Capt.
Fen ton was less severely hurt. Le Bryon
has a bad reputation, The arrest was made
tinder a local ordinance.
J A Si arderer at Large.
Erie, Pa., Dec 5. William Jones, propri
etor of the St Cloud hotel, who was found
In his office with his skull crushed In and
his pockets rifled of $100, died Saturday
afternoon. An unknown shoemaker, who
had been boarding with Jones and who is
now missing, is suspected and is being
Sought for. '
Phil. Armour Booms a Michigan Town.
I L'Airsn, Mich., Deo. 6. The people of this
town are exultant In consequence of the pur
chase of the entire lake frontage by FhiL
Armour. The people argue that the aru'on
of Mr. Armour must mean tie speedy
arrival of the St Paul roadjMre, and in con
sequence real estate lav gone up beyond all
reason. -; -'- -" ' -
5 . Enf of the Chleao Printers' Strike. -Chicago,
Dec 5. The strike of the book
aad job printers is ended. Typographical
Union No. 16 held a special meeting yester
day afternoon and declared that the job
printers must return to work this morning
the oasis or ten hours a day lor f is per
eek. The strike has Luted five weeks. - "
Mr. Garrett's Probable Success or.
Baltikobx, Dec 5. A special meeting of
e directorate of the Baltimore and Ohio
ilroad company will be held here som
y this week for the purpose of electing a
.ccessor to iresident . Kobert Uarrett.
Samuel Spencer will be the man, beyond
Stabbed aft a Wedding.
Brooklyn, Dec 5. At a Hungarian wed
ding at No. 82 North Fifth street last night
a general fight occurred, and Anton Bloeh
was stabbed in the head and neck. He will
probably die. Two men were arrested on
suspicion of having done the stabbing.
A Vitriol Thrower's Vletlm.
! Haysrhill, Mass., Dec 5. Miss Mahon,
the victim of a vitriol thrower, is still in a
critical condition. The police claim to have
information that Home, who is under
arrest, was hired by a stranger to assault
Miss Mahon in the way described.
; Arrested While Embarking.
Lohoow, Dec 5. A man named Fogarty,
who took a prominent part in the riot at
Limerick on Nov. 27, was arrested on board
the steamship Arizona ' at Queeustowa yes
terday as he was embarking for New York.
A Strike Declared OS
1 Houston, Tex., Dec 5. The strike of the
switchmen at this place Is declared to be at
an end. All strikers, except the leaders, are
taken back by the company at former rates.
About twelve Lure been excluded.
Frederick William Looking Well.
: London, Dec 6. The German crown
prince was out driving yesterday morning
and took a walk in the afternoon at San
Remo. He is remarkably healthy looking.
Killed by Barthq.uakes.
' ROMS, Dec 5. By shocks of earthquake
which occurred at , Bislgnano Saturday
twenty persons were killed and a large num
ber injured more or less severely.
- . - - -
: Weather Indications.
For Tuesday, in New Jersey, eastern New
York, eastern Pennsylvania and in : New
- i fofc. to dear, cokler w -rr, and
' AGAINST AX EXTRA SESSIOK.
or Throws Hot Shot
Governor Lbnnsbury has riven his de
cision in the matter of calling an extra ses
sion of the Legislature for the purpose of
altering the law concerning the elimination
of grade crossings, lie will not call an
extra session and takes the ground thai of
the 1200 grade crossings in the state, those
which exist on the greater number of the
railroads are not the cause of the present
anxiety and alarm. "These railroads," he
says, "have only a moderate degree of
prosperity, and any rapid abolishing of
their grade crossings would bring to the
roads, and perhaps to towns, a burden too
heavy to be borne. So ' far as these rail
roads are concerned, there is no disposition
in any quarter to urge a course that would
result in financial distress, and there is al
most universal satisfaction with the' law
which makes it the duty of the railroad
commissioners, on proper petition, to order
gates or flagmen at any crossing . where, in
their opinion, the danger requires u.
mere is little or no demand for any new
legislation concerning the grade crossings
on the railroads which have been mentioned-"
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The governor continuing says there is i
conspicious exception, and proceeds to give
his attention to the Conaoli dated road. - Al
though he does not refer to it by name his
language is unmistakable. - He says: "This
corporation, powerful by reason of its ac
cumulated wealth and its vast revenue, is
at the present time eliminating its grade
crossings in an adjacent state wholly t its
own expense, while in this state it is evi
dently entering upon a plan which involves
as far as possible the speedy changing of
all, if not in all of the cases, it is endeavor
ing to throw a considerable portion of the
expense on the towns. There is a deep
and widespread feeling that a railroad com
pany which is changing its grade crossings,
in a neighboring state, wnouy at its own
expense, either voluntarily or.from force of
law existing there, should change its tdmi
lar crossings, in this state, wholly at its
own expense, either voluntarily or from
force of law existing here. It is certain
that the Legislature which passed the law
concerning the abolishing of grade cross
ings was governed solely by motives that
had in view the public safety, but there is
a profound impression that the directors of
the railroad company, in their petition un
der the law, are disposed to ignore its spirit
and intent, and in their apparent plan to
rapidld abolish all grade crossings on their
line, they have chiefly in view the improve
ment of their property, tne saving of ex
jvensein gates and flagmen by substituting
Hthe more rapid running of
5z'tramrn3r1jMe the leseeninff of the
danger of successful competition. It is felt
to be especially hard and unjust that any
town should be taxed to remove from the
public highway a danger which in the first
place was wholly caused by the railroad
and which has been intensified, not by any
action of the town, but by the very pros
perity of the railroad itself; by tho rapid
growth of the number of its trains, and the
great increase in their speed."
Referring to the emergency for an extra
session the governor expresses doubt as to
what might be considered an emergency.
He says there may be a defect in the pres
ent law but that it has been on the statute
book for 11 years and any defect in it can
not now, and in itself, create a special
emergency. He thinks that the law con
templated no rapid abolishing of grade
crossings, and says it was clearly the in
tent of the law that the commissioners
should not have the power to cause finan
cial distress to the railroads, and if the
law-makers meant this protection for the
railroads, they surely did not intend a less
protection for the towns. He adds that it
is absurd to suppose that the law intended
to give to any railroad company the power
through its petitions to cause to be laid on
any town a burden greater than that which
could be imposed at the primary instance
of the railroad commissioners, whom the
law presumes to be impartial judges, and
whose special duty it is made to guard the
public safety at the crossings, and quotes
from their last report in .Support of the
The governor is of the opinion that the
danger of Teat and irreparable wrong is
not ftp imminent as to create a case of spe
cial emergency as to justify him in calling
an extra session of the Legislature. In
conclusion he expresses hope as a citizen
of the State that the good work of abolish
ing the grade crossings will go on as rap
idly as the prosperity of the lauroads and
righta of the towns will permit.
For Horse Whipping- Woman.
Mr Mitchell of Portland, who Jude
Phelps ordered to pay $100 damages to Mrs
Meigs, a lady he had horsewhipped is like
ly to remain in "Jail for some time. The
county commissioners have ordered Sheriff
Hutchinson to collect $3 each week of Mrs
Meigs for the board of Mitchell while he
remains in jaiL Her counsel says that the
commissioners cannot assess Mrs Meigs
more than $2,25 per week, but whatever
sum is necessary, Mrs Meigs will pay with
considerable - cheerfulness, and possibly
take as much comfort in paying $3,25 a
week and keeping him in jail as she would
to receive the $100 damages. But Mitchell
has given notice that he desires to take the
"poor debtor's oath," and the hearing on
his application will take place to-day. If
it is granted he can be released in two
To be Kept Open to Derby.
The Steamboat Co.conveying freight and
Easaengers between New York and Derby,
ave nearly completed the construction of
an iron boat which will be need to keep
the channel of the Houaatonio river clear
from the Sound to Derby.
A house of bad repute kept by Nor
Washburn at Darien was burned Friday
night, the inmatea barely escaping.
At Portland on Friday a stone weighing
two tons fell from a truck and struck John
Tyler, a foreman at the quarry. It pinned
bim to the ground but wedged in such a way
as to be partly supported, and he escaped
with severe bruises.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
Helen, mother of George Hitchcock,Bridge
port; Cordelia, widow of Solomon C.
Shumway, Bridgeport; Mary, widow of
Affred Hall, South Norwalk, original, Erra
G. Wildman, Danbury, William H. Doo
- There are not many weeks when Nor
wich does not furnish some cheerful story
for the New York Sunday papers. -This
time it is as follows: "A big hoot owl,
with four feet strech of wings, mistook the
i i nvt nt TTVirrinnpr Al. Walker's loco-
motive on the Norwich and Worchester
passenger train last night for the full moon,
,i cw intn it. The bird made the light
blink, and frightened Mr Walker. Wfcen
h i1 driven into Norwich he found the
owl, its neck broken, on his pilot."
Mrs. 11 Louise Tbxmas, president cl Ccro
s, k a bee keeper, and gstWi 13,CS3 poc-X
of honey a year. -': " -' ;'- '
town, N. J., celebrated her twelfth birthday
recently by completing a bed quStthat ootv
tains 1110 pieces. .... . ; ..T
Belva Lockwood has aimmed to her haw.
office at Washington a bureau for finding
wives for men who are too busy to spend -their
time in courting. ..- ..-
Queen Victoria keeps always in bar private
apartxnent a statuette c the lames tad John
Brown, which goes wherever the queen her,
self travels. Its usual place is on her private ;
writing desk. -.
On Jenny Lfnda coffin was placed by Hr.
Goldachmldt a wreath of myrtle made from
a tree planted years ago by the great singer
herself in the shape of a tiny twig plucked
from her wedding wreath.
Before froing to Oak View to dine Thanks
giving Day Mrs. Cleveland directed the send
ing of flowers from the White Hoqstt causer .
vatory to the Central Union mission and to
several churches and charitable institutions.
Miss Susan B. Anthony is encaged hi organ
izing woman suffrage clubs at various points
In Indiana, and her appeals and personal ef
forts have resulted tn many accessions to the
army of women who believe they have a ,
right to vote. . . n .
Milwaukee has a bowling club of eighteen
fair damsels who practice religiously seren
times a week and have become strong aad
robust from the exercise. Thy are very ex- :
pert at the game and confidently expect to .
vanquish any club of gentlemen that may
When the principal for a seminary for girls
in Washington, Pa., started to take her
scholars home from church the ether Bun
day evening she found the usual crowd of
young men waiting outside the doors. She
made the girls go back, mach against theSf
will, and would not bodge until a poUceman, '
whom she sent for, made the boys go away. ...
The league salary limit for umpires '.is
said to be tLKXX
The California league has adopted the
double, umpire system.
Catcher Henry YaJck, of Detroit, baa
signed with Wheeling.
The Browns and Detroits contemplate a
spring series of exhibition games.
The Yale pitcher, Hutchinson, received
g 1,800 from Pes Moines last at on.
The new Chltmro dub is said t b
pishing the engagement of Larry XcKeoa.
The New York combination, it is settled.
will remain in "Frisco until Feb. 15 at least.
Not one of tho original Browns will play
with St. Louis next year. Bill Gleaaon was
the last to go.
After refusing many eastern offers, Bing
ham, the Harvard college pitcher, has signed
with the St. Paul club.
President Day intends sending his
south next spring. This will give his new
men a chance to show what they can do.
The American association is going to make
its games doubly attractive next year by hav
ing all of the beat umpires in the country.
The Washington club has already made ar
rangements for the spring opening of next
season. The Cleveland club will be the open
President Von der Abe says that both
Brooklyn and Cincinnati will have strong
nines next year, and both should make argood
fight for the pennant.
Buck Ewing is doing soma phenomenal
pitching since the New York combinati
started for California. It is a great
was not given a trial during the simmer."
When President Vcfl-der Abe recently
asked Director. Dsrle if he wanted his whole
club Mr,Zbyle said: "Yes, and you included.
I iflgive $50,000 for the whole business."
SPORTING AND ATHLETIC
Sir Dixon is the most popular candidste
for the next Kentucky Derby.
The Dwyors have engagements for about
$300,000 of stakes next season.
James Quirk, the Canadian sprinter, has
gone to England to try his luck in the handi
It is not at all improbable that Domlr
McCaffrey and Peter Nolan will m-4--""
neapolis some time next taor
co on with his post
University of Pennry
Bendigo, tho great English race horse for
whom an offer of $100,000 was refused two
years ago by his owner, a wealthy brewer,
now has nearly that amount to his credit in
stakes won, and is still pound and useful.
: California now has the honor of having
tho best trotting records at 1, 3, S and 4-year-old,
vis.: Yearling, Noriaine, S31X; 3-year-old,
WUdflower, 2:21; year-oki. Sable
Wilkes, 2:13; 4-year-old, Manianits, 240.
"Reddy" Gallagher, of Cleveland, and Con
Riley, of Franklin, O., met in Dayton, O.,
Nor. 22, and signed articles of agreement for
a six round glove fight on Dec 1ft. Galla
gher's weight is 155 pounds and BUry 170.
Toff Wall, the middle weight champion of
England, after making a tour through Eng
land, expects to leave for this country la the
latter part of December to fight Jack Densp
sey for from $1,000 to $200 a side and the
middle weight championship of the world.
The formation of Republican clubs goes
All but four of the 173 newspapers printed
in Georgia are against the continuance' of
the war taxes.
Senator Teller, of Colorado, will be per
fectly satisfied with the Republican nominee
for the presidency if he is a good man and
able to win the fight against Cleveland. -
It is true that we hare had fairly good
luck with our national conventions, bat it is
doubtful whether the big show plan is the
correct thing for an rmportant national convention.--Hartford
Courant (Rep.) , -
Tho Atlanta Constitution raises a voice
of warning against our statesmen neglecting
to watch the French at Panama. It pro
fesses to believe that the canal will bring the
United States and Franca into collision,
The Iowa Prohibitionists claim that, as
the United Labor ticket was nominated on
a Prohibition platform, its vote should be
be added to the Republican vote when esti
mating the majority against the liquor De
mocracy. This would give a Prohibitioci
majority of 27,433.
Tho deliberations of the South Carolina
fcgislature arc conducted with all theO
nity of the liritish hooso of lords. The
presiding officers are attired in bandxr-a
gowns of too finest bine and royal pur; '.i il
velvet, the clerks wear long robe of tl Szt
the sergeants at arms open and clotn tiao
seeEioai with the ancient tnca trl i 1
C3i rdics cf ccicU I r