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VOL. XXI. BTO. 6. LOWELL, MASS., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1893. CENT. Second Edition SUN 1» tho only penny pnper 1» Lowell rooolvlus cnfcle »H1 telef-r»pWo deepatotoc*. Mo»t of the nowa itaiug in tbl* )«8«e can be found In tho other local papan tomorrow, U you are ·fflUlna; to wait till thun. MANSLAUGHT! Hearing; Given to Cunningham and Hadcliffe, GOVERNMENT PRESENTS A ARRAY OF WITNESSES. The Pull Details of the Assault Told. BIG Are PERSONAL. Kov. Dr. Thomas will preach the evening sermon at the dedication of Uie Methodist church, at Northampton, Dec. 18th. Bishop Edward Q. Andrews will preach in the afternoon. Mr. Edward E. Adams, the well known vocalist, participated in a musical at Ne-w London, Ct., recently, and received very favorable notices from the press of that city. Mrs. L. Buckminster of Sacramento and Mrs. Frank AI. Pearson of Rivera, Oal., who have been visiting relatives in this city rethrned yesterday to their homes. They were accompanied by Mrs, Buckminster's sisters, Mis. James M. Pearson and Mrs. Charles E. Smith of. this cily. Mr. William Dcvme of thu Rockinahara, is dangerously ill at his borne on Adams street. TOMORROW'S SUN. and Afatt CuunnlDgham and Joseph "Kad- cllffo were given a hearing this morning. Both had pleaded not guilty to tiie charge of manslaughter. Cunningham retained as counsel, Win- H. Anderson. There wore 15 government witnesses and the first witness called was Rev. K. A. Greene. Mr. 3roana testified that he was returning from church with his Sunday school superintendent aud some others, and when near tho entrance to tho Northern depot heard a voioo similar to that of a body striking the ground. Ho turned around and saw a man lying in the street. Witness and his friends picked up the fallen man and held him for fifteen namutes when he catno to. Quite a crowd, gathered and some of them recognized the raau an O'Connor of Common street, and offered to take him home. Wit- Bess and his friends than left. Frank Fall testified that he assisted in taking O'Connor to his home on Common street. He did not know him at the time. Dr. Elcker testified that on Wednesday aiorriiue lie was sont to 15 Common street by the overseers ol the poor to take a man named Keaney to the hospital. When he got there ICounoy'a wife said her husband was not ready to go, and. witness was asked to take O'Connor who was unconscious instead. Witness refused to take him, but did so when proper permission wus given. William O'Connor, a brother of tho dead man, testified that he saw his brother on Sunday afternoon, and he was all right and on Tuesday he saw his brother again and tho latter was unconscious. Dr. Irish testified that O'Connor's death vras caused by a carebral hemorrhage,, and that was caused by ti blow. Ou cross-examination Dr. Irish said that the ox- ternftl wound on the head coveredja apace of about four square inches, and If caused ty a fall, be must have fallen on some haid object, or if the wound was caused by a blow nt the hands of some one, a largo instrument must have been used. Officer Breen testified that he saw Cunningham and Eadcllffe going from the de- pot'and up Fletcher street on the evening Jn question at 7 o'clock. Officer FHzpatvick testified that shortly after the assault he saw Cunningham and KadcUSe shortly niter the assault standing near the spot where ic was committed. He followed them, Jor they started to walk awa^y when they saw him, and they went alontf Thorndike street towards Fletcher street. Among tho other witnesses wero Marshall Baton. Deputy Wheeler and Inspector Flood of Washua. A man named Beauregard identified Cunningham as tho man who dealt O'Con cor the blow. Several other -witness -wore heard. When all the evidence was in the court found probable cause and held both men for the grand jury in S3000 bonds. Peter Crowley, who has been on bail awaiting the result of the hearing was dis- chai-jjed. FROM THK WIRT5. Interesting Iupartmetit ITeatuvoB New Tlirlff Bill In Full. Tomorrow's issue of Tun SUN will be of more than usual iuternst. " Besides the Inti'iestlng story, the household, health and scientific departments it will have valuable articles upon the loading phases of tho labor question by Ernest Jarrold with able articles on white slaveiy on the Pacific const w i t h a discussion, of strikus, boycotts and other issues of importance to the laboring classes. Mate Leroy's fashion letter will be of giuat ladies and should bo widely read. Kverybody will be t;lad to know that TICK SUN will print the Wilson bill now ponding before congress. Its provisions w i l l be compaied in detail with those of the McICInley bill and Ibis will show the chief tariBE changes proposed. This Is a matter in which every reader la interested. Head Saturday's SUN, eight pages. THK BEST Dr. J, ROGER LANG His Death Occurred Today at His Home. SAD NEWS RECEIVED WITH "WIDESPREAD GRIEF. Was One of Lowell's Prominent Young Men. By Te\e{{raph to TUB Sra. "Wsn. McKee of Haverhill narrowly os- oaped being killed by a locomotive this morning. James Cohen was held for trial in Boston today on a charge of passing counterfeit Canadlen bills. , William E. Fogg is the fiifth, prominent Portland citizen to disappear In two days. Fogg disappeared last night. Frank Parker fell down an elevator well In the Mohr block, Lynn, and was fatally hurt. WORTH SKVEN MILLIONS. Bnt lioatH Came ami JJanlma tosos a Char itablo Woman. By Telegraph to THE SUN. NASHUA, Dec. 8--Mrs, Isaac Spaliliug. who gave the site at a cost of $23,000. for the new edifice of the First Congregational society died this mornlnc; of pneumonia. She would have been 07 years old next Thursday. Mrs. Spalding was probably the richest woman in tho cily, her wealth beins estimated at $7,000,000. She was a native of Amherst, an.d had lived here more than 70 years. She was a very charitable woman. To Keep Down a Doctor's BUI and Preserve Your Health. It Is reported that there is more sickness in the city today than for many yeais, ai this time. The cases have been multiplying since the storm of Sunday. Theio is no need of half the sickness if tlio people worn only careful in thoroughly clotbins themselves in stormy weather. The 0-ood- year Rubber company, in Masonic Temple, Morrimaok streer, has every thing in rubber sjoods line deolrable. This firm manufactures their own goods, and having no middleman is ablo to share the profits with their customers. They sell their goods at figures which defy competition The Goodyear company is too svell known to neud lengthy comment; if you desire to get through the winter without a seige of sickness call at the store and set clothed ainst the elements. Their rubbers, mackintoshes, gattnonts, etc., are comfortable and good style. Ton will pay many times more the value of good clothing if you are sick, so the way to keep down the doctor's bill is to get properly clothed, S. J. .Einprson, is manager of the Goodyear Rubber company's store. All goods marked at rockbottom prices. PO LI CK_ COURT. Hndlev J. At the opening of court a would be citizen was naturalized. Six drunks. Charles E. Connors was found guilty of stealing a robe and was sentenced to jail for two months. Au tJnforttniate ftltii. An insane Belgian residing on the Mer- ritBftck corporation was taken, to the police station this morning. He had BO friends here and had been in this country but seven months. He svill be taken to Worcester and from back to Belgian. Dr. Roget J. Lang died at his home on Salem street at 10.05 this morning. Ilis death will be a hard blow to «i great circle of friends, to whom the news of his illness was a surprise when published yesterday by the TIIE Sui(. Dr. Lang was at his accustomed duties on Saturday night; he took a chill on Sunday and by Sunday night was prostrated with what later developed Into typhoid pneumonia. The uncertainty of life once more is marked by the passing from our midst of one whom we loved for his genial companionship, and for his, helpiog hand. Dr. Laug was a life long resident of this city, being brought up in the public schools, and atterward going to work m ·he Carpet mills color shop. lie later went .o Bpwdoln college in Maine, after studying for two years in the office of the late Dr. Hoar. Be stayed at college for four years and graduatud with the degree of AI. D., Linking tho highest in a large class ot graduates. lie returned to his home in Lowell and engaged hi the drug business, opening a stoi e ou Mot rimack street ia the place still occupied. He was successful as a piactitionei, and with a large business he combined the raie qualities of being widely esteemud and beloved. Personally, there was no moie better liked youue; man in the city. UP had always been identified wah the social and literary progress of the Oatholic people of the city, and years ago he was the leader in many organizations. fie was a member of the Tonne Men's Catholic Literary association, and aftei- wards libranaa and president;. Afterwauls he organized the O. 18 U., a social club of prominence. Being an amateur of no mpan ability he was the leading spirit in the Boothenian institute, a dramatic body winch frequently played before Lowell audiences to assist in desetvmg charitable efforts. lie joined tbe JTorea- eis, the Ked Men, Knight* ot Columbus aud was the chairman of the literary and euteilaminent committees of the Catholic union. With all these bodies he was prominently identified, and in thorn his loss will be mourned for r n u n y a day. Dr. Lang leaves a wile who was M ss Liz/ie Kourko, and four children, May, Bessie, Roger and Marguerite. His age was 42, so It may be said that death cut off a promising life wheu the f u t u r e offpied so many bright prospects. In their affliction the family will have the sincere sympathy of a great circle of friends. The funeral will probably be on Sunday hut the particulars will he given later. Dr. Lanp was tho first member to be removed by death from the ranks of the Knights of Columbus of this cby. RICHARD H. GOMMERFORD, Couvfcney Club Social. The first grand dance of the Courtney club of Ward Three which was held last evening in Good Templars' hall on Gorham street was asocial and financial success . A very large attendance was present and all thoroughly enjoyed the evening's festivities. Music was furnished by the U-ermama orchestra. Tho success of tbe dance was due in a great measure to the untiring efforts of tne gentlemen m charge who were: General manager, James F. Dwyev; assistant, Win. Ashworth; floor director, William H. Merritt; assistant, James P. Doyle; aids, Thomas Brosnahan, J. P. Young, Edward Morse, Edward Perry, James Flynn, John Moriarty, M. Hallocau and W. Haiku an. Ward ITive Democratic Club. The Ward Five Democratic club which was organized Oct. 8th, with 85 members, has increased in membership since that timo to 500. Tho club will continue to exist after election as a social organization. A regular weekly meeting will bo held next Sunday, at which the members^will be ad- dr,essed by Hon. W. 3? Courtney and Hou. J. H. Morrison, The otEcera of tho club to whose efforts Its welfare is clue, are president, ex-Councilman P. H. Kehoe; vice president, George E. Leavitt; sec. and treas., Moiris C. Hincs; sergeant at arms, Edward F. Brady; directors, ex- Councilman Jas. JF. Doherty and Messrs. Joseph F. Mead, John J. Culhan and Maurice J. Johnson. Tb,'! members are enthusiastic over their organization anr. guarantees that it will be as prominently known as a social club as it has been in politics They also state that if every othei political club works as faithfully for the party's success, a democratic victory is assured. Sail for the Old Country. The following Lowell people leave Bos ton tomorrow on the Cuuard line steamer Pavonia, to spend the Christmas holidays in the old country: Mr. John Colton, William Arundel, Michael J. Moran, John Forrest, Mr. and Mrs.. Robert Inglis.Miss Jennie Inglis; also from New York: Edward 'league, William J. Anderson, Martimus Griraset, John Callaghan, Amos SwiUer, Mr. and Mrs. Alice Feast and Miss Winnie Dutfie, all booked through Murphy's steamship agency. Sun House-Lot Contest. ££-' For ballot and conditions see paffe 2. The Following is the Result of the Vote Cast "Up to Yesterday Noon: m V. Mcatle, President Suuswi Club liifil Kdward M.IBowtrM.Pres, Lowell Reform Club J. P. Malionoy, financial Secretary, Court Watuoslt, A. O. I? 723O XluiCli MoQuatle, President, Young Meu'B Catholic Institute 6831 J. V. lUoXionjcliUn, Pies. Clover Club 1453 f , A. Cart*ow, Proa. Central Labor Union...... 127K g. p. O'Boyle. Kec. See. Immaculate Conception Temperance Society 12(14 S*. O'Nell, 8. C. B.Conrt Middlesex, A. O, F .- 1311 James MoLaugblln, C. K. Court General Shields 398 Mnrdook MoKirinon, Pros. Atlantic Social Club 310 Thomas P. Connelly, Seo. Central .Labor Union 292 M. J. Manning, President MatUew Teiuporauoe Institute 2-18 William Hodgson, JRccording Secretary Merrimack lodge, I. O. 0. If 245 )£ P McOsker, President Les iilacrablea »..., Don. Gray, 158 liakavievr arenue, Pres. Cooii Club John S. SIsj'O, feenior Woodward Court City of Lowell, A. O. 3? J. S. Lanierrc, President St. Joseph David Burns. Vice. Grand JUurrinmck .Lodge, I. O. o. P Alfred WBtson, Guide. A. O. W '. Thomas Hanson, Sr. Woodard, Court Merrimack, A. O. P ·* ·« JUriiuptoB, Chief Oaouianlacl dub .., ,...^._ lil .. ,... 227 151 150 147 130 1U 112 DIED THIS MOKNING- IK JEESEY CITY. Wns Well Known in This City Where HJs l''amily Kuiido--Ho Was the Son of the Former Foreman in the Morriraack Print Works. By Telegraph to THE SUK.' JEK9BY OITT, Dec. 8. Richard H. Commerford of Lowell died this morning. The deceased was son of the late Richard Commerford, for many years foreman of the printing department of the Merrimack Print works. He was well know tbouahout the city, and his family, a wife and three children, reside on School street. UB was working temporarily in Jersey City at his trade. His brothers are Thomas S?., employed in Ayer's laboratory; Edward J. and John J., in the bottling business on Davidson street. Paiticulars of his death are not yet received. A New Idea. Messrs. Maguire and McBassock, the street nuinberers, have struck a new idea. They have submitted it to Mayor Pickman and he approves it. ' The idea is to give a name to each avenue in Lictle Canada, instead of having a person's address read No. 1 Jodoin's, Block, etc. It happens that down iu Little Canada there aie several blocks bearing the same name, so that a person looking for another person, who lives in a certain block, must search all day before he finds him. This idea of providing names for each avenue is a fair one, inasmuch as it will do away with the block, and will be of valuable assistance to the assessors. The avenue will bear patriotic French names, such as Rocbambeau, Montcalm, Champlain, etc. The renumbering of tbe stieets in Little Canada was completed yesterday. First in the Field. Today Moir Bros. Co. open their gigantic new and enlarged holiday department. Their immense large east show window is filled with tbe gigantic line. And was thronged with people al! flay yesterday. It is the first window of the season and Moir Bros. Co. should be given credit for their hustling qualities. A Successful Wind Up. ' The Old Ladies' Home fair was brought to a successful close last evening. The attendance was larger than that on any of the preceding nlguts. The American orchestra played sweet music, while tbe peo pie walked from table to table and purchased dainty articles. At 9 o'clock tbe great game of .indoor base bill! was commenced and from ibat time to the end of the game the spectators wuie ImnislKHl coiuideraMe amusement The teams were known as tbe "blues" and the "whites.' 1 U. JS. Carter captained the foimer and G, If. White led the latter to defeat. The same was exciting throughout, and up to thu uinth inning the "whites" were in the lead. In the last inniutj however the "blues" rallied and scored two runs, winmuR tbe game. The linal score was 0 to 8 in iayor of tbe "blues." After the same dancing was commenced and continued nil midnight. HBARTI/ES8 POljITICS. -'What is tlio purpose ot printing the names o'f souio of tho city laboieis with their couid'oc- ords, Mr, Fairplay?" 'A most inhuman purpose, Mlsb Decenoy, I am pleased lo say, howevoi, that this recent sample of edltoual brutality and illthy politics li oonJined to llio lopublioan papers. As far as I can digoover, tile purpose id to prevent any man irom earning a llvlug who e\or had the misfor- tuuo to appear in tbe police cotnt." I "Well, I slioulu call that lieaitloss politics, Mi-. j Fairplay. If politics has descended to tlmt inhuman depth, where a man and um family must be starved or driven to the poor-house because oi boms old offence, or a foinier weakness for ilkj- toor, it is time to call m the services of IheijHu mane society," ! "1 agree witli you, JIiss Doaouoy. It Is not only inhuman but a disgrace to the republican pirty to countenance auob brutality." Doiiif; Business for Fun. This is what the Hrm of McDonald Bros. is dome at their clothing store and »hoe pailors on Merritnaok street opposite Tremont; they are contributing generously to the relief of hard times by selling their soods at actual cost-prices. The goods 'are bran new. and not hold over stock. ,You should make it a point to call and'see 08 them. POLITICAL CALDR0N. HOW REPUBLICAN PAPERS ABE HACKI-NG AWAY. Tlio ri(i7ou Kesorlu to tlio Meanest TiiotlcB of All--It StiKmfttisr,e« Men Who ATO Not Candidates--Mead Set Free to Voto JTor Xiawlon. The temperance societies of the city are working hard to elect Anthony A. Conway because they beheva that it he wets in tbe boaid of aldermen whether the city went foi license or no license he would insist upon the strict enforcement of the law. He is one of the young men aga'inst whom there is uot a woid of~iepro,ich. He bus ahvas bc-en deuply interested in the success ol tbe democratic party,anil will maku a valuable member of the hoan! of aldermen, lie favors license, but if he be de- iented all his iriends will vote no license next year. **.. It is remarkable that while the republican candidates are being assailed from without and within their own party, very little has been said against the democratic nominees. They are all men of clean, record, men wboai the party should delight to honor by election, men who will give the city a good, clean businesslike administration. *»* The only objection which the republicans urge against the democratic ticket is that it is not represemaUve,forsooth. The republicans claim to have a representative ticket because it was chosen or rather forced upon a convention. The candidates who could not get the necessary support to secure a nomination got meu to count them-iu. ts it any wonder that the friends ot candidates who were counted out should complain? Is it any wonder they 'should cast their influence with the democrats? Not atall. They have simply been oveirun by the repubhcan machine, that had undertaken to put Dutchy McDonald's ticket in the field and succeeded. *** As soon as the McDonald ticket was dubbed a "boer ticket," the Citizen came out and said tho democratic ticket was made up by Mr Uarvey. Tbe city committee exercised good judgment in making its selections in pickme out the uion most likely to be elected. Of course a lot of mugwumps might have beon chosen that would receive as many republican as democratic votes, bat to nominate such mea would be to put a premium upon paity treachery. Good democrats first, then the stiongest men in the paity. That was the rule foHowed by the city committee and bettor meu could not he selected. It hut remains for the democratic rank and file to elect the ·\yhole tickeu This can be done with ease if every democrat votes for the nominees of his party. **« It is rumored that Mr. Dunlap ia Ward Thiee is out offering all sorts o£ inducements to democrats to vote for him on election day. The other candidates are undoubtedly doing the same,but those who enter into any of their deals will jeopardize the llcoijse vote. There are now rumors of deals with republicans and it not checked before election clay, the city is liable to go for no license. K »*» The republicans received 829,600 for the campaicn,and the democratic slate committee §17,012.85. Henry Cabot Lodge gave the former $2500; John A. Faulkner of Lowell S500 The disbursements were $29,267.16. For tbe democrats Chailes S. Lilley gave S100, Michael Corbett, $100, Moses T. Stevens $500. S* The Mail this morning moralizes upon the propriety of conducting a non-abusive campaign and makes particular allusion to tiio attacks upon Mayor Pickman. TUB Susr dealt with the issues ratber than the men, with the tax 'juggling piocess, the excessive valuations, the general extravagance and hypocritical efforts to make tha public believe that tbe administration was for economy. THE SUN has made no personal attack upon any inan but it would be sadly delinquent and untriip to tbe democracy if it did not point out tha characteristics of the republican ticket, the methods by v»liich it was nominated and the moans by which republicans will endeavor to secure its election. **« Mr. Bayles goes into the police court to find tuft leeo-rd* oi a few men convicted of vaiious minor offenses who are now employed on the street depaiiniuut. Some of thw men u h o m this writer has singled out for his odium aio honest hard working men and tke fact, that they were unfortunate enough to tall into the hands of the police at any particular time is no reason why they should be banished from the cily or lelt to staive in idleness. If Mr. Bayles continues to work up tbe personal records of men employed by the city, perhaps some scribe as reckless and unscrupulous as himself would write up the record, of a certain official ia the health, department. ·The story wouki'be far more interesting than-tbe mere statement that a street em- ployeVaVfiQed in itho police court for drunkenness. *% William Meade, one of the men whom Mr. Bayles singles out as a jail bird · employed in the street department, was llber- ated ; before half bis sentence had expired on condition that he would vote fur Law- ton. He has been down on the board of health list of applicants, ind lias several times beon promised work by Mr. Bayles. Air. Bayles probnbly thinks there is no obligation to keep faith with a man who has been iu Jail. »** It means a radical change in the method of governing our city if the new charter be adopted. Hotter abolish the common council than preserve it while taking {.awa^its most impoitant powers. E »*» Let everybody votu "Yes" on the license question aad ''jo" on the charter, a** It means a loss of $80,009 to tho city if no license be caviied. fcOCALS. The Corey hill tohoggan slides opened last night tor the season. A meeting of the city hall commission will be held at 7.BO o'clock this evening. . Mrs J. 13 Shay of Dracut Csnler, is dangerously ill aud hei recoveiy is doubt- tul. Buhop Lawrence will be at AH Saints' church, Chelmsford, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21 Tomorrow's SUN will be an especially interesting number. Ton will waut a copy oi it without fail. The Wilson tarifl: bill is soon to be debated in congress. Head the bill m tomorrow's SUN. Dr. Cbailcs Dutton has presented to tbe town of Tyngsboro a genealogical history or tbe town by Hoil J . Lilley Eaton. -Two names of voters weie challenged at city hall this morning, as dead men. Both owners of tbe names showed up. O'Donnell Gllbride have embarked in their new holiday trade, and their ad. today gives special announcements. In addition to Lowell, elections will be held next Tuesday in Newburypor^Saletn, Lynn, Medford, Everett, Cambridge, Worcester aud Boston. A large audience attended tbe illustrated lecture on the World's Fair, given by Rev. Geo. F. Kenngott at the First Presbyterian church last evening. Complaints are being made about conductors ou the Gorham street route who on late trips stop the-r cai at the railroad bridge instead of going to the end of tbe route. A petition has been presented to the se- lecbtnen praying for parinissioo. to set apart a tract of land in Bast Chelmsford for a Catholic cemetery, The selectmen will act on the petition Dec. 30. Today is the feast of the Immaculate Con ception and in tbe Catholic church a holy- day of obligation. Masses were held in all the Cathol'ic churches this morning and vespers will be sung, this evening. The last democratic rally for democracy will be held at the Lynn street school room Monday evening, next, at eight o'clock, under the auspices of the Tuitle, Courtney aud Union olubs of Ward Three. Prominent speakers will address the meeting. At the next meeting oi L'Union St. Joseph, the society will take action upon a proposition to strike out the clause in the constitution which compels attendance at the funeral of a deceased member. Last night, at the meeting of St. Andie Corporation, thu same subject was discussed. Ex-Chief Livingston presided over the Caledonian club.laiL eveninK,and four new members were admitted. The following comcnittep, were appointed to make necessary arrangements for celebrating the Burns anniversary Jan. 25th: D. M. Robb, John. McDougall, John Crawford, John Grant aud George 'Watson. This forenoon work was commenced to place on the Howe block, corner of Pras- cott and "Merriinack street, a gong to be used when fire alarms ring in. Mention has previously been made of this. .When an alarm strikes tho gong, will ring to clear tbe squara for the apparatus. Prof. W. J..Ashley of Harvard,formerly of Oxford, England, gave a talk at Rogers hall school yesterday afternoon on "Life aWOxford." Prob Ashley said tbat at tbe risk of appearing frivolous, he would tell ot the social or ev«jry-day life of the undergraduates: The next lecture in the series will be"JR,cadiiigs fiom Keats and Shelley 1 by Wllliam^Ord^yay Partridge. Spinners' hall on Middle street was crowded last evening at the meeting of the bricklayers',unioni, Alex. Ray was chosen a delegate-to,the international convention Cvf bncklayeis to he held at, Oiutiha, January S. lie was allowed 3175 torespenbes. Ue'will leave for Onaaha Jan. 4, and hopes am entertained that, the convention «wili rescind Lhe Older of .tlio officials of the national organization and declare the strike on in this city again, and assure the local union of financial support. tUK THRATRKS. OPEBA HOUSE--CbarlosProhman's company of comedians which is billed for a matinee and evening performance, tomorrow is one of the Best organizations on the roftfl. Every mfember of it is an artist, tbe best'in tha profession and the visit here should be looked upon as an unusual en- aage'ment. ' The piece is "The Other JSIan'." ' ' * M T. iflne h BOI.TON, / , 130 Miirkat Street, Oates 1 Block, Saddle 'and Harness Mater, Jit- tilj6 ti CHALLENGE VOTERS, BEGUSTRARS OF VOTERS GIVE HEARING AT CITY HALL. LANGNER GUILTY. JTIEY RETURNS A VERDICT OP GUILTY. Sentenced to liifo Imprisonment in Clmr- loutown State 1'rlsoii--Ho Kocelvail flie Seiitoncu 'With Apparent Stoical IndlfCer- enuo. * By Telegraph to TUB SON. DEDITAM, Dec. 8. The jury in the case of August Langner rendered a verdict this morning thai be was guilty of the murder in the second degree of Miss Alary Emerson. He was sentenced to imprisonment for life in Charlestovra state prison, the first day to bn solitary confinement. Langner received the verdict and the sentence with apparent stoical indifference. A RUNAWAY MATCH. Which Was Not » Groat Success after AH. By Telegraph £b TUB SifH. Lotrib vii, I,*;, Dec. 8. Grant Norlli, superintendent oi public instruction of Bell county, and his bride oC a clay,Mary Short, of Pmeville, were arrebted in the drawing rootu of .1 sleeper on a Louisville ifc Nashville train, yesterday, ou a telegram from Judge \V. J. Short, the girl's father, who is grand dictator ot-the Knights of" Honor oC Kentucky. North had bsen paying attention to Ida, Judjje Short's eldest daughter, and it was thought the wedding day was uot far off, but Wednesday night North married Mary, who is only 16 years old. North was detained on the charge of forgery acd abduction, while his wite was committed to the home of the friendless. Last night Judge Short reached the city, and, securing his daughter,returned home. Injuries Proved l^atul. Maria Gallagher, laken to tit. John's hospital night before last with a fractured skull, died there this moinmg as a result of her injuries, 8y tlitt Str.mf;o DlsupiKmi'auoe oi IMiotou- rnphwr Sw»*n of Norway, ^le* BesToK, Dec. 8.--John Wesley Swan, a photographer o£ Norway, Me., same to Boston about a month ago, remained ia this city four days, and thou .dropped out of mjtlit In is one of the most mysterious cases with which the police have had to de.il with for some time. The stoiv of the avents leofling up tf the time o£ tbo disappearance IB'very aimpl«. Just before tbe win tor holiday ^so.'ison of every year Swan made it a practice to come to BoMjon and secure a tupply of gooda. and the trip which he receuily made WHS for that purpose. He arrived iu Boston oiv Nov. 14 and registered at tho Quincy House. The next four days he spent in the city. . ,' Thera was nothing out of 'the ordinary noticed IB. his manner during the Cour dnya which he spent in Boston, and on the 18ih he left the Quincy Ilouse^ just after breakfust, ostensibly DO go home, i* When hever.il days had elapsed aud Mb wife had uot heard from him', she wrote to his brother, James A Swau at Sher- brooko, Qti9., and the brother loft his work at ouce and cumo to Boston. Ho spent a week in trying to tiMce tho miss- insr man. but he could not follow him an Inch beyond the hotel donr. The reason for the disappearance, if there is a reason, is us inexplicable as the act itbelf. There were no domestic financial difficulties. Swan's- home relA- tions wero of thu pleafantosVnature, fie had n wife and two children whom he al most worshipped, and business bad been goad with him, for, in addition to his shop at Norway, he controlled aft'other at Ibl- ttu,d JPoiio, Vt. i There is no question as to his mental soundness, and the only remaining theories of which his friends can conceive are that he has been foully dealt with or thfit he has accidentally been killed anil been buried withoutbeing identified. There have been no bodies found by the police which answer his description, and he is not confined at acy of the hospitals or prisons, aor is there any woman in the case. The whole mutter is a serious conundrum at the pi'eaent time. He went to n photographer's shop on. Bromfleld street and ordeied some gooda, which he had laid aside, and for which he promised to pay when he called on his way to the depot. The goods are at fcho store yet. Ha never afterward called at. the place. IN CONGRESS. the Senator Hill la Anxious to Tackle !dornl Election Will. WASHINGTON, Deo. 8.--The senate decided to adjourn, till Monday next. Notice was ftiven by Mr. Merrill that he would address the senate next Wednesday on a resolution offered by him referring to the committee on finance all parts of the pros' ident's message relating to the tariff, in ternal revenue and Income tax, "together ·with, that i-elating to those who, it ia said, after u hard struggle for tariff reform, are solemnly pledged to it." Notice vrtiB also eiven by Mr. Hill of New York that he would on Monday next move to take UB for consideration, the house bill to repeal the federal election laws, and Mr. Hour gave notice, in that connection, thjat he would move to refer the bill to the committee on privileges and elections. A. diseusaion in regard to the proper reference of the bill was carried on .for some time between Messrs. Hill, Hoar aud other senators. Several executive communications were luid before the house.in the opening ot fcha session, lifter which Chairman Rusk, from tho committee on accou-otu, called up a resolution providing for additional eni- ployes by the officers of the house. There wpre some opposition from Sayers, and Kilgore nad Cameron reproached the Democratic sid« with backsliding in their pledges oC retrench me tit and reform. The resolution, however, passed. Upon't.he announcement of the expiration of the uiorninK hour the house resolved itself into the committee of the wtioln for the further Consideration of the bankruptcy bill, A Peculiar Death. HARTFORD, Dec. 8.--The 0-year-old son of Mrs. Henly ot Midilletowu w«a carrying a lamp dowii stairs, when tie fell, brc'uk ing rhe lamp. A piece of glass penetrated his throat and severed the jugular vein, causing death almost instantly. Trcncbitrct Suit* Thorn. PRINCETOS, N. J., Dec. 8.--The mep- bers of the luiiver.siiy foobbaJl team and substitutes have ru-elueoed, Captftju ' Many Naiuew Are Dropped Because Mon Did Not Appear--1Vho tlio Dton Are nud tUo Reason for XUolr IHsposal. The registras weie in session this morning and gave hearings to thirty-six voters whoso names wero challenged. Various reasons were assigned by the challengers: tlie most prominent ones being that the pei sous challeused wero cither non-resiclents or dead, The challenging parties were Jamos W. Barry, Micheal J. (Survey, John J3. Clarke, Joseph Clark, James Sullivan and Charliis C. Hartwcll. Clerk'JDadmuu of the republican city committee was piesonl at the hearing and made his gentle voice heard whenever occasion offieied. JSach person was given a chance to be heard, or if ho had a representative present, that person was hoard. Then the challenger gave his reasons for believing that the name of the person should be dropped. The insult of tb« session was the drop- pine of the following names: Ward Six, precinct 1--Peter TimibuU, Albie L. Cole, Matthew J. AUen, John McCorraack, Jolm W. Smith, John If. Connors, Daniel P. Rinoy, Wilbur II. ftos- i'ord. Precinct i!--Jore P., jBates, Fred Putnam. Product 3--JVIicbpel Manning. Ward Four, piecinct ]--William B. Hardy, Thomas IS. Karris, Ira D. Kogers. Forest \V, Kolly, Melvin F. Hutchins, Fred Stocks, William G. Withiuaton, Ambrose E. Leonard, Thaddeus E. Gar.la.nd. Ward Five, precinct 1--ElliahM. Grant. Precinct 2--Joseph F. Pcllotte. PreciuctS--Ilorburt II. Sawtelle. Ward 2, \iiut.iiict I--Kobert Cuanlnj;- harn. Precinct 2--Frcd Silcox. AVard 1, prooinct 1--Charles E. Monier, S. Frank Wheeler, Geoigo A. Griffin. Precinct 2--Thomas J. Uonaghue. Precinct 3--bimiuel Pei'ks. These names were retained on the list as satisfactory "evidence was fjivun tliat the persons bad a right to voto: Isaac Baird, Waid C, precluct 1; John F. Berry and Edward C. Biackett, Ward JJ, precinct 8; and Fred J, Bishop, Ward 1, pieciuct 1. A HORSE. Is Investigated by tlio Nutlunul Trottine YORK, Tho boaid of Review of the National Trolling asssocialion went into session here again yesterday and considered a number of cases. Fletcher I. Dudley, a driver expelled by the board on May !J1,'1892, for driving a horse under an assumed name, applied for a release of expulsion. In 1802 Dudley was hiied by W. Laiuson of Ticonderoga to drive horse Joe Davis wiih a record of 2. 1 T 3-4. The horse was owned by P. S. Lannan of Lowell, Mass., and Lannan was the manager. At 2 o'clock the board handed clown a laige number 1 ' of decisions. Dudley's appHcalitm was. denied. The case of E. D. Houston of Manchester, N. II.. was setlled by icinstatlng Houston. The temporary reinstatement ol J, E. Williams of Natick, Mass., who was expelled at WaterVrary In 1800, was continued. ira W. Davib of Webster, Mass., suspended in 3801 for 'rinping, was reinstated. Frank WalHngford of Boston, who had been expelled aud temporarily icinstated, was allowed to remain in till further action of the hoard. The following were permanently reinstated : Albert Eeed of Manchester, N. H., aud John Maheux of StansLcad. PUBJjIC KMPJOYSIENT OFFICES. I'ctlUon to tlio Tju;jHJffitiu'e Looking to THelr Kstiibllhlimenl. Mr. T. W. Curtis ot Boston, is circulat- inff for signatures a petition to the Legislature looking to tliopstablisliinent of public employment odious for the benefit of people out of work. The text of. the petition is as follows: To the Legislature of tho slate of Massachusetts: We, I lie undersigned, citizens of this commonwealth, petition your honorable body for an inquiry into the expediency of establishing public employment offices In those cities and towns of the state having a certain standard of population. The advantages of such a move appear to be as follows: First--Blinking together the employers and those seeking employment, arid offsetting deficiencies in one trade oi 1 locality by excesses in others. Second--Increasincr the facilities for obtaining infoimatiou of the true condition of the labor market, both in ordinary times and more critical periods of business depression and business crisis. Thiid--Preventing the abuses to which the mercantile intelligence ofhces are peculiarly liable, in tbeir excessive charges and false representations. Fourth--Economi'/.uiy the public expenditure by enabling large numbers to obtain work before they are reduced to dependence on charity. FUNKftAJj SERVICES. The funeral of George F. Wood took place yesterday morning from his late home, 129 A street, and was well attended. Services wero conducted by llev. Dr, Seymour of the First Baptist church. The only floral offerings were a wreath and a sheaf of wheat. Interment was In the Lowell cemetery. Mary A. Smith,, a former well known resident of this cit^. died recently in Dorchester. The remains were brought to this city and interred in the Lowell ceine tory. The funeral of Matthew Clark took place yesterday morningfrom the Immaculate Conception church, where a requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. J?r, Dacey, O. M. I. The regular choir of the chuich assisted at the services. The bearers were Officer John McKay, James Cox, Thomas McKay and Martin Brogan. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. DEATHS. Catherine Dcmpsey, aged 47 years, tiled yesterday morning at her home, 9 West street. Tho funeral will take place to-naor row morning from St. Michael's church, Norah M. Lepine, infant daughter of Erastns and Mary L0pinc,Jdied Thursday morning at the' residence of her parents, 2 Albion Place. Mary A. Burns, wife of Andrew Burns, died last evening at' her home, 01 Pulton street. Mary Danron, aged 28 years, died yestor- day at her home, 6 Roper street, Wigginsville. Deceased leaves a husband. , Manuel Pbarsey, aged 2 years,, child oi Thomas and Mary Pharsey, died yesterday at their home, 0 Bent's court. Spotter Cuaes Tlirtnvu Out. The Superior criminal court at Cambridge closes toilay and it is , understood that all the Lowell spotter' cases will be thi'owu oqt, ' We've-marked down to $10, fifty blue chinchilla overcoat^, all wool and* indigo blue fabrics, that until today have sold for fifteen dollars. t Moat men prefer smooth faoed Meltons and Kereeye: would · ra^Ser payj for fashion than comfort)--and that's] why we have these coats 'on- hand.--f t There's more warmth.andrealiservioo./ in-these Blue OhinohiltaiHhan we oan| afford to give you in any overcoat for. ffilO. It's a-good chance for Men 'whose-j occupation keeps them much- out of.j doors,,to save five-dollars on-an.over*'' coat. Youranoney-baok for-these, or-any-i' thing we sell you. PUTNAM SON, One-Price -Clothiers, Corner Central and Warren Streets. «@-EVERY MAN AND WOMAN Should onlUovory day tbls wook at Tho Kutoriirlso CiiHk Oi'ooery No. 0 feat- oott Street, And get a cup of Hot Eoel Ten, (nerved free. ^ THERE IS THERE WILL BE TO-MORROW. When you want to buy a garment and can do so to-day, buy it, don't wait till tomorrow; to-day is tho day. To-morrow these batgalns may j be gone. we offer you your choice of 50 different style Jackets, made of Beaver, Cheviot, Vienna and Scotch mixed materials, trimmed with lur or plain, to close them oul. we have marked them down ' from $8.75, $9.75, 10.50 and §13.50 to 855.76., we will offer one lot of Black Cheviot Jackets with Columbia cape and-edgod with Astra- clmn fijr, splendid vallie'at $7.50. To-dtty'a price S3. 95. "Fs+.-rlr+i.t we will offer one lot of I O Udy best quality China Lynx Capes, 22 inches long, with largo Brown Martin Storm Collar, a regular $15.00 caps. To-day's price S9.75. you youo choice of 50NewStjrla Newmarkets, of all wool ijeotch mixed or fancy cord edging, very stylish garments, regular prices from SS12.50 to $18.50. Today's price S9.97. . New York Cloak and Suit Co., DON'T BE WITHOUT IT. MOORS' DIARRHEA COBOiAL Sure euro £ov oil Summer Complaints: rhcea, Djaenlery. etc. Dine. PJUCE, 00 CENTS PKJt Sold at Moors' Pharmacy, Gorliam, Cor. Appleton «t. T KT'JCKKHMABS'fttia BNVKJ.OPBS of » J_j kind* printed at TH)t Son ufilce. OAWX.B7. Office, 70 Central 5tre«li '»S NEWSPAPER!

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