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V VOL. 1. NO. 16. WATERBURY, CONN;; THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1887. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE DEADLY. SEWER, SEWERS IN ROCHESTER BELCHING FORTH FLAMES. Fourteen Thousand Gallons of Naptha In the Mains Ignited, Besultlng In a Series of Shocks Four Persons Killed and Twenty Badly Injured. Rochester, N. Y., Dec 23. Just before half past 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon an explosion of gas took place at the Jefferson and Clinton mills on Mill street, in this city, and they were speedily enveloped in flames. The fire department was summoned and soon after a perioral alarm was turned in. Before the department had reached the station at the corner of Mill and Piatt streets, the en tire city was alarmed and shaken by a num ber of explosions. Immediately following, huge clouds of smoke arose from half a dozen points on Mill and Piatt streets, and flames burst from the windows of the Clin ton Mill. The flames soon spread to the Washington mill, and before anything could be done to prevent their spread, the rear of Whitney & Wilson's mill was also in flames. While the firemen were laying a line of hose to the burning buildings half a dozen man holes blew up in Mill street. Thousands of people had been attracted by the ex plosion, and as they pushed through State and Piatt streets to the scene of the fire they were brought to a halt by other explosions in Piatt and State streets, and thrown into confusion. They fled in every direction, but wherever they went they met with a repeti tion of the same scene. The explosions con tinued at such frequent intervals that there was no telling when the horrors would cease. By C:80 the fire was practically under con trol as far as the mills were concerned,' but the sewer mains were sending up columns of flame at frequent intervals. Shortly after 4 o'clock an explosion occurred near a new sower which is being dug on Atkinson street. Two workman were thrown violently to the ground and one was severely bruised. There was also an explosion on West avenue, in front of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg depot. The paving stones were thrown high in the oir. Inquiry at the office of the Municipal Gas company developed the cause of the explo sion: "Several years ago," it was stated, "the Vacuum Oil company ran a pipe from its works to those of the Municipal Gas com pany in order to supply it with naphtha. This pipe line runs along the bed of the Genesee . Valley canal three or feet under ground. At Atkinson street the contractors were blasting carelessly, undoubtedly, and in this way the pipe was broken. The naphtha ran down into the outlet sewer through Canal street into Piatt street, and from there into Mill street, where it has caused this trouble. I presume 12,000 or 14,000 gallons of naphtha have gone into the sewers. We were informed that our gas was escaping on Mill street. We sent a man down there to turn it off, and he reporterl that he smelled fresh naphtha. This was the first I had heard of the escape. The sup ply of naphtha was cut off immediately by the Vacuum Oil company and the gas was at once cut off from our pipes." When the firemen arrived the flames had obtained such a foothold that it was readily seen that it would be impossible to save it from destruction, and soon tiny streaks of fire were seen darting through the windows. About this time the front wall of the Clin ton mill fell over with a loud crash, na-irow-ly missing bnrying numbers of the firemen and spectators beneath it. Shortly after an other gas explosion occurred from the sower main in front of the mill, throwing one man ten or twelve feet and scratching his face severely. ' The losses, so far as can be ascertained, on the burned flour mills are as follows: J. A. Hinds, Washington mill, loss $30,000, insur ance $22,000; Davis & Son, Shawmut mill, loss $30,000, insurance $20,000; Clinton or Pool mill, loss $50,000, insurance unknown; P. Weils & Co., tool makers, loss $1,000, in eurar.ee $000; Kingsbury cracker factory, loss 7,500, no insurance. The destruction of the mills it is feared is but a small item, comparatively, as the entire sewerage system, of the city, it is believed, has been affected, and . that section of it connected with the Municipal Gas company's and the Vacuum Oil company's work3 almost completely de stroyed. " The list of casualties is a long one, but only two deaths have een reported, namely, Frederick Wilson, head miller of the Whit ney mill, aged 30 years, leaving a wife and two children, and Edward A. Webster who died in the City hospital. The injured are: Louis Harpt, Jefferson ' mills, burned about the face aud hands and inhaled gas, recovery doubtful; Aaron Har- rison, right leg broken by jumping into the river from the third, story of a building," , also injured internally; William Ritchie, left ankle broken and calf of leg cut open; William Wallace, Jefferson mills, badly burned about the head, face and bands. : Mr. Beach, secretary of the Vacuum Oil company, believes that the catastrophe was caused by the breaking of the pipe line be-'-. tween the oil works and the gas works, and promises a thorough investigation into the cause. ' Another representative of the com- Sany said he was sure that the pipe must ave been broken by violence, as it was tested by hydrostatic pressure a week ago, , the pressure being far greater than that used in pumping oil. He was not prepared to believe that workmen on the drain in Atkinson streec, which is nearly a mile away from the scene of the disaster, had broken the pipe in excavating. No oil had been pumped for several days, and the fact that the gas company had not received any during the day showed that the pipe was broken before any flow began. J a . "" m At iater it is oenevea mac iour persons were killed in all. These are Frederick Wilson, Edward A. Webster, Abram Roz ers and John Lee. The last named was em ployed in the Clinton mill, and is missing, It is supposed he was burned to death. Rog ers was a millwright, and was injured by falling walls. He was taken home and died this morning, xoung Wilson was a part owner in trie enawmut mill, and was killed by a flying stone. juawara vv eDster was looking at a man hole from which the explosions were coming when the explosion in the Jefferson mill happened, burying him under the falling walls. When rescued it was discovered that he was injured internally and had a leg and an arm broken. He was taken to the City hospital, where he died last evening. The injured will number at least twenty. Most of them are bruised and cut by stones. To Urge Free Entry of Educational Works. Washington, Dec. S3. Superintendent Bell, of the foreign mail office, postoffice de partment, has received a letter from H. A. Newton, of Yale college, stating that the college officers propose to ask congress to place on the free list every book the greater part of which is in a foreign language, or in languages other than English: also books . published by foreign governments, by learned . societies, oy literary societies, or by the aid of any of those bodies, and also completed volumes of (beta period tells. - Tbe&e tdas3ea DIED ON HIS BIRTHDAY. MaJ. Haggerty, the Well-Known lawyer, Succumbs to Pneumonia. New York, Dec. 2a Maj. James Hag gerty died at 7:15 a. m. yesterday, his 53 J birthday, at lusre idence, 225 East Forty-ninth street, .after an illness of several weeks. Aft er recovering from an attack of hem orrhage of the sto mach a swelling of the glands of the throat developed. This wos also suc cessfully , treated, maj. haggebty. ... but his system was broken down, and pneumonia, consequent upon general exhaustion, set in, and was the immediate cause of death. The funeral takes place to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock at his late residence. Reno Pest, G. A. R., and the Irish National league will have it in charge. The interment will bo on Saturday" morning in Greenwood. Maj. Hacrjicrty was born on Dec. 21, 1834, in Glasgow. He studied law after coming to this country, and after hjs admission to the bar took a band in politics. He was a Republican in 1872, aud joined the Liberal movement and went on the stump for Greeley. To do this he resigned his office of deputy naval officer of the port, which he had hfll two years. He has since been an active Democrat. LOVE CANNOT BE RESTRAINED. Cupid Gets in His Fine Work and Causes f a Social Sensation. Washington, Dec. 22. Washington social circles were stirred to their center yesterday by the confirmation of the rumor of a sensa tional elopement and hasty marriage. The contracting parties were Miss Bef slo Hillyer and Mr. G. G. Bulkley. Miss Hillyer is the only daughter of Mr. Curtis J. Hillyer. of the firm of Hillyer & Ralston. She made her debut in Washington society last winter, and was quite a belle. She is beautiful, ac complished and witty, and was a great favorite. Mr.: Bulkley is 20 years old and the son of Dr. J. W. Bulkley, president of the District Medical association., He is in the employ of the National bank of Washington. It ap pears that the couple went to Baltimore early Tuesday morning and were quietly married by Dr. Ferguson. After the marriage the young couple re turned to this city. Mrs. Bulkley returned to her father's home and calmly announced the fact of the marriage, and the groom re turned to his home. Mr. Bulkley went to his desk at the bank yesterday, but declined to say anything about the marriage. A peculiar phase of the marriage is that M''ss Hillyer was engaged to b9 married to a sou of Comptroller Trenholm, of the treas ury. The announcement of the engagement had been made in the papers. Favovlng Commercial Union. Washington, Dec. 22. :The agent in this country of the government of Dutch Guiana, South America, has urged Congressman Townshend to include that country in his preposition for the establishment" of an American customs union, or ssollverein, and informs him that his government is strongly in favor of such an arrangement with this country. Mr. Townshend says since be first introduced his proposition in congress, about four years ago, the sentiment in its favor has grown to be quite general in all the countries o;i this continent. The movement is strengthened by the number of prominent senators and representatives who have, dur ing the last two years, introduced bills and resolutions in congress having this object in view. Mr. Townshend expresses himself as confident of favorable action in this congress, and of the ultimate success of his scheme. Cold Weather Furnished to Order. New York, Dee. 22. An exhibitiou was given yesterday in the presence of a number of prominent men of the Consolidated Re frigerating company's system of producing cold by the evaporation of anhydrous am monia gas. One hundred pounds of ammo nia, costing $1, is made to do the woi'k of 3,000 pounds of ice, costing $16. It is ctarmed that the saving of space and ex pense will revolutionize the system of re frigerating railway cars. A change in tem perature from 50 degs. above to 60 degs. be low zero was accomplished in ninety sec onds. It is proposed to supply cold weather in fountains, so to speak, for domestic us?. Among those present were ex-United St iti s Treasurer Jordan, Assistant United States Treasurer Canda, Col. Grant, Gen. Logan of Richmond", Gen. Marble of Washington and Hon. J. D. Keiley. Oil Stock Report. ' BRADFORD, Pa., Dec. 22. The.Era to-day publishes a report of oil stocks, showing that the total reduction of stocks since Aug. 81, 1884, amounts to nearly 10,000,000 barrels. The decrease per month has aver aged 253,426 barrels. At the same rate of decrease it would require over nine years to exhaust the present supply of crude oil above the ground. But at the rate shown by the figures for the month of November they would be entirely wiped out in about two years. But under the present outlook for the shut down movement the rate prom ises to be greatly increased, and, barring the unforseen, the continuance of the shut down until Nov. 1,. 1888,- will bring the stocks down to about one-half of what they were at the ena ot .November of the present year. " N 182,000 Demanded for a Kiss. Lyons, N. Y., Dec. 22. Mrs. Jennie Walker, of Ontario, this county, has sued Daniel Elman, one of the most prominent men in that place, for $2,000 damages for kissing her on the left cheek last September. She alleges that Elman came into her house on business with her husband, and when her husband went out of the room for a moment he suddenly leaned over and kissed her, whereby she was thrown into nervous pros tration, and because of the shock occasioned by Elman's hasty act she was physically in capacitated from household duties for sev eral weeks. Elman admits that he kissed her, but he says he has regarded her as hi child, and his act was only one of affection for her. He will defend the suit The Physicians Bulletin. Washington, Dec. 22. A consultation oi physicians was held at - Providence hospital yesterday as to the condition of Representa tive Moffat t, of Michigan. It was decided that his chances seemed more favorable to recovery, but still he is in a precarious con dition. His friends have but little hope. Representative Butter worth, of Ohio, who has been confined to his: room with typhoid fever, is somewhat better. ' A Score to bo Proud of. Boston, Dec. 23. In , the match at three ball enrrom billiards between Harvey Mo Ken no, of Detroit, and Harry Eames, of this city, which began last night, McKenna ran 2,497, and left the balls in as good posi tion for resuming play, this evening ai when he began. This is he most remarkabli run on record, the previous best score being Vighaux's 3,531, made at Paris. THE COMMANDER'S REPLY ! HE CLAIMS THAT RUM WAS USED TO INFLUENCE VOTES. A Row In the State Camp of the O. A. It. Great Excitement Among the Veter ans John N. Wheeler's Reply to Com rade Grubb. Trenton, N. J., Dec. 22. The Daily En- terprise of Burlington publishes a three column letter over the signature of John N. Wheeler, commander of the department of New Jersey,' Grand Army of the R -public. The letter is an answer to a card juulished a week ago by Gen. E. Burd Grubb, who se verely criticised the conduct of the com rades at the . last state encampment, and what was printed has caused a bitter feel ing throughout the department. Comman der Wheeler in his published communication gives some information in reference to the last state encampment. The publication of the charges against Gen. Grubb caused in tense excitement. The following are some of the extracts from Col. Wheeler's commu nication: . "Comrade Grubb remarks at the outset of his card that 'there will be no such contest as occurred last year at Trenton, at least so far as I (Comrade Grubb) am concerned.' Every comrade of this department who has any love for the organization will be deeply gratified to know that Comrade Grubb has decided to abandon the methods of election eering adopted by himself and his friends last year, when a band of music, free rum, free transportation, free rations and free lodgings were, for the first time in the history of the department, used to win votes for a candidate for . the cbmmandership. Comrade Grubb further remarks in his card: 'I have no more doubt of -my ability to serve them (the soldier.-) than I have Of my willingness to do so.' While there may be no doubt of Comrado Grubb's ability to serve the department, there is a very decided doubt as to his willingness to do so. "Immediately upon the adjournment of the department encampment last February I sent Comrade Grubb's uam to the commander-in-chief, with the request that he appoint him an aide decamp on the national staff. The appointment was made, but whether Comrade Grubb accepted it or not 6 not known at these headq :arters. He has never filled the position or acknowledged the appointment. There is not on record a single instance where Comrade Grubb has shown the slightest inclination to mix with his comrades aud become an active and useful member of the department. This would seem to indicate that there is some unwil lingness on the part of Comrade Grubb to serve the veterans. When the department was about to fall to pieces and go out of existence under a load of debt, four years ago, when it needed every friend it ever had, why did not Comrade Grubb come to the rescue to serve the vet erans? Why was his post one of the very few which refused to give one single cent to ward paying the department debt? Not withstanding this fact, this same post was able to raise a fund last year to pay the ex penses of delegates to the department and for their entertainment when the circulars of Post No. 21 went out announcing that all fares would be refunded and the comrades entertained. ' ;- '. "The funds in the treasury of Joseph Rid-' way Post, No. 211 were only $150. The total expense for the fares of the 400 delegates was $1,200. This was paid by Post 21 with $150 in the treasury. "It was understood, to say the least, that the delegates would voto for the post candi date. There was open house at the Trenton house. All comrades were ushered into the presence of Comrade Grubb, who conde scended to bo introduced to them. Upon this occasion whisky, beer and other intoxi cants were freely dealt out to all who would partake. Rum was what Comrade Grubb jailed it when ordering fresh supplies. The iffer to refund the fares was a disgraceful effort to influence votes for Comrade Grubb." Boston Baseball Association. Boston, Dec. 23. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Boston Baseball asso iation yesterday the old board of direc tors was re-elected. A. H. Soden was re elected president, J. B. Billings treasurer, and W. N. Conant general manager. The triumvirate, Soden, Billings and Conant, declined to give any information as to the financial affairs of the corporation as de manded by the minority stockholders, aud the latter are as much at sea as ever as to the reasons why ' no dividends have ever been declared. The majority stockholders voted themselves the usual annual salary of 2,500. The meeting adjourned for one month, when the treasurer's report will be presented. .. : The Custom House Forgery. Nkw York, Dec. 22. In tracing the for gery by which $14,000 worth of goods were obtained from the custom house stores the Jetectives claim to have discovered a con spiracy, involving a number of custom house clerks and outsiders, to rob the govern ment. The names of the clerks are not y t made public. The outsiders are George Wil liams, alias Wilkinson Michael O'Brien, aged 65, and Andy Roberts, the famou3 Erie bond forger. These men were arrested by Inspector Byrnes' men a few days ago, and part of the goods were found in a lonely b.ouse which they had rented in Hoboken. The rest of the goods were found yesterday in Williams' house, in this city. : The End of a Great Steamer. London, Dec. 22. The mammoth steam ship, Great Eastern, has been sold for 16, 500, and it will cost 15,000 more to break her up for sole as old metal, which is the in tention of the purchasers; It is undoubtedly the case that every person among the large number who have been from time to time in terested in the ownership of this unwieldy craft, has lest money and it remains to be seen whether the parties who discover noth ing more useful or valuable in her than the quantity of junk her reduction to heaps of scrap metal will supply win oe more fortun ate iu their investment than the others. St. Paul's Ice Carnival. , , St. Paul, Dec. 23. Jlhis programme . has been announced by the president of the ice carnival: "Wednesday, Jan. 25, formal open ing of the carnival park, arrival of the 4ce king by rail, and reception and parade; Jan. 26, equipage display; Jan. 27, first storming of tho ice i aloce; Jan. 28, children's day, with procession; Jan. 29, special service 'at all the churches; Jan. 30, procession of old settlers and Indians; Jan. 31, day parade of clubs an.l floats; Feb. 1, trades and indus trial parade; Feb. 2, second storming of the ice palace; Feb. 3, second equipage display and float!:; Feb. 4, to be arranged for. No Arbitration in This Case. i " Pittsburg, Dec. 22. The long expected moetiug of the glass manufacturers took p:ace yesterduy. The discussion of the work men's repiy to the rules, moves and scale compiled occupied the entire day. The pro oeedings can be summarize I in the words of a glass worker, that not a single cdncfesriion it any fiescrip'tlo'n Was made. EDWARD ATKINSON'S REPORT. No Disposition In Europe to Further In- 5. .ternatlonal BI-Metalllsm. Washington, Dec. 22. Congress yester day received a communication from the president containing the report of Edward Atkinson; who was specially designated under acts of congress to visit the financial Centers of Europe in order to ascertain the feasibility . of. establishing, by international standard, a fixity of ratio between gold and silver, and free coinage of both. Secretary Bayard recapitulates the instructions to Mr. Atkinson, and lays particular stress upon tho president's wish that he should obtain the most authoritative and intelligent opin ions of the leading financiers of Europe, to the end that an effort might be made to for ever settle the silver, question by the estab lishing of an international standard of ratio. Mr. Atkinson's report is of great length, and his conclusions are that there is no' pres ent disposition upon the part of Euroriean nations to take action, which could affect financial conditions in this country. None of the European governments would now seriously consider a proposition for an inter national agreement upon the comparative value of gold and silver, or any movement in the direction of international bi-metal-lism. He thinks that it would ba unwise for the United States to again take the initiative in this matter, as such action i3 miscon strued, and might tend to retard the object aimed at. - - , HUNTED BY AN ANGRY FATHER. Capt. Dunne's Attempt on the life of a ' Reverend Libertine. Dublin, Dec. 22. A tremendous sensation was caused in society and other circles by an attempt to shoot Rev. Henry Melville, a young clergyman,-' made by- Capt. Dunne, formerly governor of the Castlebar jail, and an officer in the Union army during the re bellion. Capt. Dunne charges Melville with having seduced his daughter while the latter was residing with Melville's wife. After the discovery of the illicit relations of the pair Melville eloped with the girl and went to the continent. ; They returned to England after a while, and were discovered; bv Dunne in London. Melville - then fled to Ireland and was pursued by Dunne, who traced him to Dublin. While Melville was being drives in a cab- yesterday Dunne saw him, and made a dash for the vehicle, fir in? a revolver at its occupant. : Melville saw his assailant coming and held the cab rug in front of him, stopninsr the bullet. Dunne was arrested and committed for trial Pub lic sympathy is entirely in his favor." 1 Killed by a Snowball. 1 y Hancock, N. Y., Dec. 22. Seven-year-old - Addie Crown, of East Branch, this county. went out to make snowballs on Monday. She rolled one to a good sine, and left it standing on a side hill while she went above' it and made a bigger one, which she rolled down the hill against the smaller one. She stood behind tha large ball and, bending over it, started the smaller one. When that com menced rolling down the hill the big one the little girl was resting on began to roll too. She "was carried over with the ball and thrown violently on her head. He neck was broken and she died instantly. j f Chamberlain's Canadian Xlslf. Washington, Dec. 22. Tho Star says; that tbe purposes of Mr. Chamberlain's visit to Canada is to urge th3 Canadian authori ties to yield to the demands, of ';tis govern ment in the disputed fisheries question. The conferences at the state department have demonstrated that this government will not yield anything from the position occupied from the first. The department is in the position of demanding privileges for their fishermen which they claim as a right, and there can be no settlement except by Canada according these privileges. Indicting Women Voters. Lockport, N. Y., Dec. 22. The grand jury yesterday presented five indictments against ladies who voted at the recent state and county elections. Mrs. Martha Lane, Mrs. Matilda Fox, Mrs. Nancy McColium and Miss Carrie McColium were arraigned separately, and each interposed a demurrer to the indictment. The counsel for the la dies is John E. Pound, who helped prosecute Susan B. Anthony in Rochester. The ladies were all earnest Prohibition workers, and voted the straight Prohibition ticket. A Clerk for Two Weeks. West Chester, Pa. , Dec. 22. Yesterday Judge Tuthey appointed Mrs. Rebecca P. Nields clerk of courts, vice Davis O. Taylor, who was killed on Friday by a boiler explo sion in the electric light works. Mrs. Nields is the widow of Lieutenant Commander Harry C. Nields, United States navy. She is the first lady in the state of Pennsylvania who has held such an office. She was deputy clerk under Mr. Taylor. Her term will ex pire on Jan. 8, as a new clerk was . elected this fall. . - . A New Catholic Bishop. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 22. Bishop Bonacum arrived here yesterday from Omaha on a special train, which was crowded with rep resentative citizens. ' Tho party were met at the depot by the various Catholic societies, with bands of music. The bishop and his party were escorted to the opera house, where a formal reception was held, after which they adjourned to the cathedral, where, solemn high mass was held, and the new bishop was formally installed. Stanley Heard From. London, Dec. 22. Advices from Zanzibar under date of Dec. 19 state that a messen ger has ' arrived from Central Africa who brinp.s no direct news from Henry M. Stan ley, but says it is reported in the country on the eastern side of Lake Nyanzi that Mr. Stanley, after many privations, reached Wadelai in the early part of September. The principal difficulty he encountered was between the Mabodi country and Wadelai. Be Would Make a Great Duellist. Providence, Dec. 23. Ira Paine yester day made 904 points out of a possible 1,000 with a 44-caliber revolver, shooting 100 shots. Tho score included forty-five bull's eves. The shooting: was undertaken without preparation, and in order to show some Bos-J ton newspaper men that tbe score of 886 out of 1,000 last week was genuine. This gives Paine a total of 5,295 In 00 consecutive shots with a 44-caliber revolver. To Evaugellze the Town. New " Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 22. The ministers of this city held a meeting yester day, and it was decided to make a general movement toward church unions and co operation. Committees will be appointed from nearly all the churches to work in co operation for the evangelization of tw town. The general committee of one hun dred will take the city by wards and work from an entirely non-sectarian standpoint. Fire iu Oneida. Utica, N. Y., Dec. 22. Tho f village of Oneida, Madison county, midway between Syracuse and this city, was viiited by fire last evening. The losses are as follows: Preston & Daring, dry goods, $6,000; Wal rath & Markham, furniture, $10,000; H. D. Haight, dry goods, $4,000. The inBUTande ft ample in tobh datte to coVer Iob. FLAMES ON THE .WATER ! ELEVEN LIVES SACRIFICED THROUGH SHEER COWARDICE. Hie Steamer San Vicente Burned to the Water's EdgeThe Panic-Stricken Crew Refuse -.to Obey Orders Rescue of tht Survivors . i: San Francisco, Dec. 22. The steamer San Vicente, owned by the Pacific Steam ship company, was burned to the water's edge Tuesday night about forty-five miles south of San Francisco in the Pacific ocean. The crew became terror stricken and lost to all order and discipline. As soon as the port boat touched the water the engineers, firemen, purser, cook and waiter and a num ber of seamen, it is impossible to determine how many, sprang into it and pushed II into the darkness.' When the starboard boat was lowered the remainder of the crew made a rush for it. While it was yet banging from the davits the tackle that hel 1 it burned away, and the boat . with its human lur den dropped .into the waves. It swamped immediately, -leaving the seamen struggling in the water. Cept. Lewis and Second Offi cer Jennings now aldhe remained on the burning ship, and they set to work to con struct a life raft of hatch covers and boards. Just as they were about to cast themselves overboard the steamer Queen, of the Pacific coast came alongside and .rescued them. The same boat picked up the mate and four seamen clinging to the overturned starboard boat. The Queen lay to all night in hope that some survivors of the disaster niiht see the lights. As morning dawned the miss ing boat was seen full of water with her side bare above the. waves. , In it lay a sejman unconscious, the sole survivor of the mutin ous boat's crew that, left the steamer. He was taken aboard the Queen but died about an hour after his rescue. ; The San Vicente was loaded with mer chandise of a highly combustible nature, such as oil and lumber. The hold was filled with empty lime barrels. The fire broke out somewhere in the hold and cannot be ac counted for in any way by the rescued offi cers and men. . Tho vessel was valued at $30,000, with no insurance. The names of tbe lost are John Grady, Charles Graham, Alfred Clark, Jack Wilcox, Smith, all seamen;' John McArdle, Thomas Grenier, engineers; Lee" Everett, purser; Jackson, cook ; Nasb, chief, and Olsen, second mate. The disaster created great excitement here. Success ot the Farmers' Institute. : SYRACUSE, N. Y., Dec 22. The second day of the Farmers' institute was even mora successful - than the 'first, and assured the success of these institutes so- far as central New York is concerned. The greatest in terest, was manifested by the 700 farmers present yesterday, and barely time was left for the addresses, owing to the demand for the fullest discussion of all the topics pre sented. Alleged Murder of a Grandchild. Asbury Park, N. J., Dec. 23. It was re ported here hist night that ; one Edward F. Lyman, of Sea Girt, while under the influ ence ot liquor, murdered his young grand daughter, who had asked . him . what he in tended giving her for Christmas. It is. said that Lyman picked .up. a coupling pin, and with the words "Take this" struck the girl over the head, causing instant death. . . Boy Burglars Sentenced for Life. Columbia, S. C., Dec. 22. Judge Norton has just sentenced two juvenile colored burg lars of Camden to life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary. The boys are respectively 10 and 13 years of age. They broke a lock and entered a house in the night time to rob. The law required such a sentence. Tbe governor will be ap pealed to for mercy. A Magnificent Gift. New Haven, Dec. 22. Dr. Charles N. Shepherd, formerly of this city, has just donated a mineral cabinet worth $10,000 to Amherst college. It was inherited from his father, Professor Charles V. Shepherd, who was an enthusiastic collector of minerals, especially of meteorites. One Year for Embezzlement. Chicago, Deo. 8C. F. II. Arnold, S. A. Keen & Co.'s clerk, who embezzled $2,500 of his employers money, pleaded guilty be- iore J udge VV llliamson yesterday, and on the recommendation of Mr.' Kean was given the lowest penalty under the law, one year in the penitentiary. Extending the Parcel Post. Washington, Dec. 22. The postmaster general yesterday signed a parcel post con vention with the eovernor of the Bahama Islands, to take effect Feb. 1, 18S8. Parcels are not to exceed eleven pounds in weight, and the rate of postage is to be twelve cents per pound. : " . Keep Out- Foreign Contract Labor. , Washington," Dec.. 22. The secretary of the treasury has - directed the collectors at New York. Philadelphia, Boston and Balti more to exercise extra .vigilance and prevent the importation of alien contract labor. A Scholarship Awarded. Princeton, N. J., DsC 23. The valuable Stinnecke scholarship has just been awarded to Robert P. Shick, of Reading, Pa, class of '90. ' . The scholarship is worth $1,500, and is good for three years. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS CONDENSED. Mr. David Sheehy, member for South Gal- way, was sentenced : at Clermont to one month's imprisonment for violations of tho crimes act. . : The Law and Liberty league is making ef forts to organize an immense . meeting in Trafalgar square, - London, on Christmas day. The Inman Steamship company is build ing two vessels of 10,000 tons burden each to compete with the Umbria and the Etruria. Mr. Gerald W. Balfour, M. P., brother the Irish secretary, wa3 married to Lady Betty, daughter of Earl Lytton. A revolt among the students in the St. Pe tersburg university is imminent. . Jem Carney and his trainer sailed for England on the Pavonia. The international bridge at Laredo, Tex., will be commenced in a few days. The board of pardons of Pennsylvania postponed consideration of the cases before them until the January sitting. Clarence Curley, -recently employed as a postoffice clerk at Swanton, Vfc, was ar rested, charged with robbing tho mails. James McDonald, from New York, fel nmoiig thieves at St. John, N. B., who made him drunk and robbed him of $1S0 and a silver watch. Tho trial of Daniel Fulton for wife murder was concluded at Corunna, Mich., and re sulted in a verdict of murder in the first degree. A train struck a carriage containing four person at a crossing near Mount Sterling, Ky., and killed two men und -a woman; the fourlh, a Woman, is fatally injured. FOR CHARITY'S SWEET SAKE. Hie ' Munificent Public Bequest of m Connecticut Ladx. Hartford, Dec 22. Tbe public W quests if Miss Esther Pratt, of this city, include 110,000 to the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls at Middletown, $10,000 to the Hart- ord hospital, and (5,030 to the Union for Some Work here, one of the most useful of local charitable institutions. On the death f Miss Edna Elizabeth Rich, the executrix under the will, the sum of $20,000, in which Miss Rich is given a life in terest, will be .distributed equally imong the . Girls' Industrial school and the Old People's home, connected with the Hartford hospital The personal bequests amount to $50,000. One-fifth of the residue of the estate is given for life to Miss Rich. At her death the rrinciral will o the Hartford Library association. Th3 Library association and the Girls' Indus trial School will each receive ono of the five shares into which the estate is to bo divided, ifter paying the puohc and personal be quests. Mis Pratt wa3 one of the most liberal supporters of the industrial school, and her benefactions to it will not fall under $60,000. She was one of tbe heaviest prop erty owners in Hartford, and spent her life in charitable work. She was the sister of Mrs. T. M. Allyn, whose husband. Mayor Allyn, left large bequests for public use. A Queer Place for Honey. Freehold, N. J., Dec 22. Sidney Reid took from the residence of Daniel Conover, ear this place, yesterday, 350 pounds of honey from a space 3x5 feet and 1 foot thick. It was fouud between the siding and the in- siding casing of tha second story of the dwelling. - It was of the finest quality, and is presumed to have been deposited by the bees within the last three years. For Their Old Pastor. New York, Dec 22. Rev. Dr. McGlynn received to-day a Christmas present from his old parishioners of St. Stephen's in the shape of a purse that was much larger than the yearly salary" lie used to draw while pastor of St. Stephen'. church. The parish ioners have been contributing to the purse for a month past, and the subscriptions reached over $1,500. To Form a Board of Trade. Nkw Brunswick, N. J., Dec 23. It was decided by a numbar of the officers of the largest factories and most influential busi ness men, at a meeting held last night, to form a board of trafo to further the busi ness interests of this city, which have suf fered greatly in the past by want of co oparation. A committee was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws. Cohnfeld's Bonds Attached. New York, Dec 22 There is no doubt entertained here that tbe man Hoffman, at Windsor, Canada, is Isidor Cohnfeld. In structions have been sent to Detroit to at tach the $39,000 worth of bonds offered for sale there in behalf of George H. Lichten- heim, who has a claim ot $80,000 against Cohnfeld. Mr. Manning's Recovery Improbable. Albany, Dec. 23. The following was given but last night by the Manning family regarding the illness of the ex-secretary: "Mr. Manning has rested quietly to-day. and his general condition is about as yester day. ' His physicians do not look for an im mediate crisis, but recovery Is improbable.' Appointed Bank Examiner. Washington, Dec 22. The comptroller of the currency has appointed Michael F. Dooley, of Hartford,- to be examiner of national banks for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, in place of James W, Hyatt, who resigned to accept tbe appoint ment as United States treasurer. To Sell Its Property. Bergen Point, N. J., Dec 22. The board of trustees of the Arganauta Rowing associa tion, of Bergen Point, were delegated power at a special meeting last evening to sell the organization's valuable property on the Bay onne shore of the Kill von Hull lor any reasonable price offered. Wait Until After Christmas. Washington, Dec 22. The. following statement was issued from the executive mansion la to last night: "The report of the commission to investigate the affairs of tbe Pacific railroads will not be sent to congress by the president until after tbe recess." Weather Indications. For Friday, in New Jersey, eastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania and in New England, fair, with slight thermal changes and light westerly winds. THE BULLETIN OF COMMERCE. New Tork Money and Produce Market Quotations. Kkw i ork, Dec 21. Money closed at S per cent., the highest rate. The lowest was 4 per cent Exchange closed steadv: posted rates, $4.34.86& actual rates. $4 82 S-'&J for sixty days and $4.80(34. 80 w for demand. Gov ernments closed 1 steady; currency Cs, 119 bid; 4s, coun.. 136 bid: 4Ws, do , J03tf bid. Pacific railroad bonds closed as follows: Union firsts, 114 to 117: Union land grants, 103 to 100; Union shikiupr funds, 113 to HU; Centrals, 114 to 117. The stock market continues very dull. The under tone was firm, notwithstanding the exces sive dullness,, and at noon prices were up to Xi per cent The market was almost lifeless after 12 o'clock. There was little or no disposi tion to sell, and there was no feature of interest In connection with the dealings. Prices sagged somewhat, but the closing quotations were gen erally fractionally higher tban they closed last evening. Manhattan Elevated was exception ally strong, closing at an advance of -i per cent Burlington and Quincywas also notably strong, closing 2 per cent higher. General Markets. - New York, Dec 21. FLOUR Closed steady at unchanged prices: winter wheat extra, $3.10ift 5.20; Minnesota do., $3.1u&5.S3; Ohio extra. $3.105.m Southern flour closed steady: com mon to choice extra. S3.&K&5.10. WHEAT Options were fairly active and prices irregular, closing steady and unchanged. Hoot lots closed dull, but firm, at 'M9ic ad vance. Spot sales of No. 1 red state at 943 9c c: No. 3 do., WHti No. 8 red winter. 91 fie; ungraded red, 90&92c; No. S red winter. Jan., 90c; do.. Feb., 9lHc; da. May, 91 9-163 CORN Options were? dull, and prices closed. alter a few Blight InucluaUons, firm at a slight advance. Spot lots closed firm and slightly higher. Spot sales or ro. g mixed cash at fc'Hc-; ungraded do., UHiQOSa; No. S mixed, Jan., 61Wc- bid; do., Feb 6lc nd. OATS Options were firm, an-t closed H&9sa. higher. Spot lots closed higher. . Spot sales of Ka l white state at Jj,ic: No. 8 do. oOc: No. S mixed, Jan., &96c; da. May, 40Vc LAUD Closed quiet, but steady; Jan., 104 Feb.. $S.14a&13. BUTTER In fair demand and firm; state, 17 2 1 a: western, 13&23C CHEESE Quiet; state factory, lOyailJic western da, ll.44tl!j4a EGGS Steady; state, S4QS70.; western, S3 & Wc SUGAR Raw. dull; fair refining. tUo. Re fined, quiet, but firm; cut loaf and crushed, 7?i a subes, TJ6c: powdered. 7U3?Ma; granulated. 0c; confectioners' A. 64c ; coffee A -standard. j5s B.(i0c. : coffee oft A, eyfo. ; white extra C, gofta; extra C. BX 4&?So-; U, 6?c.t yellow, Late Telegraph. Special to the EvEsrxo Dkmocsat. DANIEL MANNING DEAD. The Kx-Seeretarv Breathes HI Last at .lC.30XVCloclu Albany, Dec. 22. Ex Secretary Man ning is sinking fast, and is not expected to survive the day. Latkr. lu-feecretary Manning died at 12.15 o'clock. Mr Manning came to Albany last wek Tuesday, from his New York residence to spend the holidays with his son, James H. Manning. He had no recurrence of the at tack which prostrated him in' Washington in 1886, and his family did not appre hend any serious result of hs sickness, un til last night, as his appetite remained good and his mind was a clear as at any time in his life. HE BTILX. LIVES. At 3.15 o'clock a special from Albany, says that Mr Manning still lives. The re port of his death was premature. FIRE IN PITTSBURG An Entire Block Almont Consumed Early This Morning. Pittsburg, Dec. 22. Early this morn ing a fire broke out in the cellar of the store occupied by S. L. Fleshman. The flames were communicated to the upper floors, through the elevator, and spread rapidly to the adjacent building. The en tire block was in great danger but the fire men succeeded in getting the flames under control. The loss will reach $200,000. SERIOUS CHARGES. Blade Aralnst Secretary Lamar to be Investigated. Washisotos. Dec 22. It is said that charges of a very serious nature, affecting personal character of Secretary Lamar have been filed with the Judiciary Committee. They involve his relations with May Mc- Bnde, now tinder indictment here tor arson, and who came here some years ago from Lamar's Congressional District, and was secured a Government position by him. She is now held under bonds and it is said delay.in prosecuting her is due to tacit understanding with certain Judge of Dis trict bench,who is under obligations to the Secretary. Dartmouth College Grant. Coxcord, N. H., Dec. 22. The com mittee representing the State's interest, met trustees of Dartmouth college to-day, to discuss the disposition of the Dart mouth College grant, which consists of 24.000 acres in Coow Co. Propositions have been made to lease the land and also to purchase outright for $50,000. The of fer was referred to a committee. Their Property Attached. New York, Dec 22. Property in this State of the Wiley Construction Company, of Hartford, Conn, has been attached at the instance of Robert B. Tan Ylick, as signee of a judgment for $68,691.82 against the company. Representative MofTattltoad.'- -WASHlNGTOf-Dec. 22. Congressman ,S. C. Moffat, of Michigan, who has been suf fering with a carbuncle on his" chin, died this morning He was a native of Michi gan, and forty-seven years of age. John L. Puts Vp.1 TW 22. -John L. Sullivan has deposited JEiOO at the offiice of The Sports- man, in order to oma nicer Aunua or Smith in agreement to fight. The DefenK Takes "Water. Htnrmitn. Dec 22. In the Continental T it Tncnnniw fVtmnAnw nuM to-dav. coun sel for stockholders abandoned defense and consented to decree of receivership. NACCATrCK XlG45ET8. 1 The fnneral of Adeline Peck was attend ed this morning from the Episcopal Church. The pallbearers were John Hitchcock, El dridge Smith, H. S. Hotchkiss and George Tung. The tickets are being marked off at Kane's drug store for Allen Latham s tour of the world at the Gem Opera House to morrow night. The Water Company held a meeting in the court room last night for the purpose of perfecting arrangements for bringing water into the town. -STATE. The Shore Line Express struck and In stantly killed a man just south of the Stamford station, late, last night. His name could not be learned. Philip H. Fagan, of Hartford, has been appointed district organizer for Connecti cut and western Massachusetts of local unions under the - jurisdiction of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. - TVnfjifvnH have been granted to the fol lowing residents of Connecticut: Mexican war. William G. reclc, ureenwicn: reissue, Jesse H. Atherton, New Haven; reissue and increase, George S. Patrick, Norwalk; Richard JB. rladen, JNew iiaven. - VA -i t, CI Kerviss who has been arrested in New York and sent west to answer a charge of forgery, was in Norwich in 1S6 under the name of George W. Reed & Com pany, and was convicted for forgery on the Shetuket National bank and sentenced to four years' imprisonment. Soon after and fr rf the. conrt he was bromrht to Hartford, tried for forgery on the JEtna. - - - . . - . 1 , -. T 1 National bank", ana received an aacuuonai sentence of two years. He was discharged considerable time being allowed for good behavior. Spencer & Stoughtona store was entered by burglars in East Hartford early yester day morning. The thieves bored a hole in a large Morris & Ireland safe and blew out the door. They must have used a large amount of powder, as the concussion blew out five large panes of plate class in the front windows. Lamps were blown down and broken and goods scattered around. The store in front appears to have been bombarded. The burglars secured about $28 in cash from the safe; a certificate of 10 shares of Orient insurance stock, several notes and other papers of no value to them; also a gold watch and chain valued at $150. The three-masted schooner IdaH. Mt thies, lies high and dry on the shoals In side Stratford light. During the snow storm and galo Saturday night, the Matthies lost her Waring. She is of about 800 tons burden, and has only a light cargo aboard. The schooner is un injured: 10.000 presents and lowest prioeson toys at Twining's Furniture Store, 127 South Main strtfcL . H IXTOJE3 rxb dow xtruuiuiwu irum i roe entry.