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VOL. VIII. NO. 234.
WATE1UUJRY, CONN., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS. A PASTOR'S FAREWELL. LAST NIGHT'S RECEPTION TO VICAR GENERAL J. A. MULCAHY. Hundred From All Walk of I. lie Colled to Say Ciood-llyo laire NXaiu.x-r ol' Valuable Presents Testified to the Hold Father Muleahy Had I pon His I'rnple. The m'oiniini tendered to Vicar Oen eral .1. A. Moli-ahy at st Patrick's hull, hist night, was :i demonst rat ion if xxhieh any citizen might ho j t- i : 1 ami could not be gotten up and carried "in so suc cessfully for any man uni -- In- 1 '-- '1 more personal magnet istit tlian nnii"- !" ordinary mortals, for no matter lcxx inueH people may labor to draw '.lie masses together fin an oeeasion like litis. It is sure to !e a tame ailair utiles.-, the poison in whose honor the me. tin-; h:: heen ealled has a warm plaee in tbe hearts of the people who are expeeted to make tip the andieiiee. That this was true in the ea.-e of father Muleahy a plainly demonstrated at trie reception held last (Hi nil):;. I .mg before the time aniiouneed for the opening of the dour the street in front of the building was thronged with people from all parts; of the Uim. all anxious to fret a glimpse of the features of tin- ai ous priest whom they had known for so many years and whose counsel the;,' had fo often sought in t ime of t roulih . Manx of the women in the gathering wept bit terly and everyone showed uuiiiistak alile evidence of the general regret xx hieli the depart ure of Father Muleahx has oc casioned among the people of Water bury. The rush about the door was groat th:. it took the combi tied ellio t s (.f several polic' officers to keep i.e.ip'.c from forcing their xvay into the huiiiling before tin- committee prepared to al low the public to cuter. The interior of the hall was splendidly decorated and Terrell's orchestra ol au gatuck discoursed some excellent seiec tions from behind a bank of Mowers on the east fdde of the sl.-igo. lie- b.-auti-f ul oil painting of Father Muleahx. the gift of the sisters of the eon x em ot Notre )aute, occupied a promim u; place in the center of tho slag.' and xxas t ii-' ol j. ct ! much admiration during the exeniug. At 7 :liO o'clock accompanied by .lohn i. Moran and William Milton .. t he church committee, 'ery I lev lath' i Aliileahy entered the bait amid a Ion st ,,i applause. Father Muleahx tool, no a position direct I v in I rout of the -i.-igo. with the Key .1.11. Dii::gan o t i.t- rick".- parish on his i igm ami Ki .1. II. O'Dotiiiell at his lei i . i tthcr i o-i gx men present were the io, Fathers 1 let-aim;'. Doxxnox and I.vui'h. A guard ol honor in full uitilorut. irotn the lliherniau liitles. occupied a position near the p.ac where the pa-tor sal xx hiie ot hers paced up .and do xx u t he hall and I op, t he en ox d moving. ,.v Fa:her ! . 1 1 1 1 and the church committee had ox i rx thing well arranged and the ilitlor nt -oci t ios ao proached in the lull.. xx in;; order: The Junior ( hihiren of Marx . ISO ir. number, came !'n-t. Their pro-cut. an elegant gold xx:tett. xxtis pre-t nicd bx M iss Margaret 1.. 1 unn w it h I hi - :e hire - - : "Very Rtverend Fattier Mule 'by, respect ed and beloved paste : Tbe first Sunday of September lifts ( ver stood out ns the brightest day in the kd nals of the Children of Mary, forming as it were the second great epoch in th. course of their lives. (September lsv.i beheld the orgatiizttton of tno k oeiety and the formal consecration of its no tubers, under your loving direction, to Mury Im maculate. Sepferobt-r, lo'.to, laden with all the happy memories of the past six years, during which time we hive en joyed the special ptotrction of the line, n ot heaven, and the loving guidance ot that same spiritual father, has come bringing with it an event which suddenly turns our joy to deep and heartfelt sorrow We un called upon to sever the bonds which unitsd the children to ti e father Alt I we cannot rmlize it SI oxvly the truth dawns upon tls; wa are to be severed from him who has been oar first and only pas tor, whose children we have truly been 'Thy will is my pleasure' in spirit we hear you whisper to fie divine master Love would ke p yon with us, but in humble submission and with bleeding heart thy children repeat -flat.' Were we to come to yon to-night . and ask 'What gitt can we offer which will give to yunr greatest happiness?' in fancy we hear you reply in the words which have bem the keynote of ad your instruction to us. Make your lives holy, ever remain faith ful followers of your Virgin Queen,' yes, Be ye perfect for your JDiviue ijord com mands it.' Oh 1 it is our earnest prayer to-night that when life's fitful fever is o'er, irhs'n the summit of your Calvary has been reached, the cross being laid down and the heavenly crown of immortal glory placed on your brow, the holy lives of the Chil dren ot Mary will form one of its brightest gems. "The future, we trust, baa in store foi you many years of life, health and happi ness. We offer you this gift which we wonld ask you to accept and wear as a pledge of the constant love and esteem cf the Children of Mary. May its every tick recall to yon this message of our hearts. When all life's partings are e'er, may father and children be fully united in eter nal joy and everlasting love, in that fair home where tternity shall have tri umphed over time " Then came the altar boys, who pre sented a carriage robe. Their spokes man was Kildie Monaghan. Ilesaid: "Very I.'everend and Ievotod Father: "We arc assembled here this eveuinir to frreet you for the hist time as our dearly iclovcd pastor. Yes. dear father, xx'e are forced to say farexvell. yet the noble truths you have taught us xvoek after week in our class-room x Ul be held as a cherished memory of one xvho t houe;ht no labor too great w hen then' was ques tion of promotinjr our spiritual and tem poral interests. You are called to labor in another vineyard, yet you leave be hind dear St Mary's as a monument that will stand sacred to your meinorv. and remind us when you have ceased' to be our lovin; pastor of the deep interest you have taken in the cause of education. Therefore, in behalf of the altar hovs and the junior members of the parish! 1 wish to thank you for the ninny acts of kindness which you have hestoxved upon us and the kind instructions vou have :: .ven us in the school and in the church. Xecepi. then, dear father, this robe as a tribute of our love and gratitude." One of the most affect ins! scones of ' he i-venitij; x ,-is- x him a little uroup of children. div-s,! in xvhite. and carryini; a la i ije basket of (loxvers, appeared repre senting the parish of the Immaculate t oncepiion, preceded ly Miss Majr'ii' !ei itait, x ho presented a handsome clock and delixei.'d the foil mxx iuvr ad !t ss in ii ch ar voice which could he heard till ox er the hall : "Vor llev Father Muleahy, honored ami loxed pastor: Ami mux- we ci.nn' xx it Ii our e in, as a society, but as the 'i'epi"t seitlai i'C. of the people of your parish. They. too. xx'tll unite to ii'ixe some little ptoof of their filial dexotioti and love. Yes. let us take up the echo of those xx oros. uttered by you oil last -unii.iy. and waiting them hack repeat to x on. -We love xou with our whole hear, and sotii." The future nitty hold in -tore for yotl many titles of honor; stn h not. r shaii alxxays lie our pride and a'lory. l.tu all': that t itle xx hich shall ever soittui sxice'.es; in our ear-, by xxhiell xx- shall hit kt.oxv you best, is the deaf ami -tiered mime of father, (th! noble lcs-on of devotion to duty, and complete -act'iuce of self to the adorable will ol (.od, thai litis been i.iiii'itt us so elo.pti ii 1 1 v during the past xx.i-k, by win k tittil .xample. l!v (oid's oxx n liiriit x on behold t he jox s of life ami in -ticli io - onlx xvoiild you live. We cannoi. nor xxouid xxe. fori.;-! any chain -iron- enough to piexent you from oxen iiiuiintirinir :i.e-;iiust the will of your su perior, oh. xx ere that -lesson indelibly imp. e i d on our minds, then, too. should xxc i .ijov that heavetilx peace xxhieh tills our heart lo-niht even while xve, as vou, should sit in the school of -orrow. No words or irifts of outs can express our appre ciation if xottr labois ditritii; the past nine xe.irs. but the work accomplished xx ill cau.se exonerations to come, to hies and revere the name of Father Muleahy. lu sonic ili-tant hour, xx hen thinkiniron the past . ma this clock brim; to you t he thought that thereat" heart- still heat in:. though di-tani. xx here our memory oier ;, neons enshrined. .od bless you." "XX i:h :-n eartu'-t prayer 'J In--- .-.-1. ma v .0 x e -;oak. a:i v, i-'ie- ieo .no- ti.-,,i-i can frame. Are ;:; ihi- ota-. e . tuple!. -." Ni came came the St Aloysii cadets, with II tit'x I ' a.x il-'ii tit their head. Their oO', -in:; x as a h-mlsoni-ly mounted har r. which xx:,- pieselited in a Ilea -1 h that seemed to touch the heart of tin recipient as much as am t hinir t h it had ! i s:id iliiti:-:; the oxenim;. Tiie -pi -aker concluded by .-ayiiifj : " l'houi;h xint ate about io lettve us. dear lather, xet i ' i r xx o. 1; t -. inaiiis with us here. .Ia ie xottr ui-iitoi y xxill ever be held in efattful remetnl'i atice by liio-e wlio have h id the bee !i! of xoilf xxisc and 1:1! Iterl x eolltlst I." The A It. t.i -iti of t lie convent of Xolre i lame xx ere present in larc numbers and pre - i in i d a hand -on ie silver service. The . .title x.hicll xxtls delivered hv Mrs. t'. A. da. I.-. m, was a- loll .xxs : To the Veiy Keverend John A Muleahy. V O. Very reverend and dear Father:'' The s;th of September, eighteen-hnn. ilml am! ninety-five will ever be .agarded us a uomeratde d iy by the members of the Ahtmi.ae .'ismu'tntioii r t the congregation of Notre Dame l-eenuse on that date they were c-ille.l opau to sevi r the bonds which lieid tt em to you as your special spiritual children niid to see yen leave their city for a to XT field ( f hd tor. Wtdle we bow to the superior wisdom of iitirii-dit revereiid bishop in no longer Mowing us the happintss of claiming you n our ret tor, we by no means forgo the chains which nr.- ours by riht of affection and of gratitude: of affection because ot your kiudiy spirit wldeh made our inter course with you aju-liy helpful and de l.chtftil; r.:id int.rcenrse which led us to ciL'-id. r yeu at once our learned teacher, our wise counselor, and one of our warm est lti-mla; of grutitude for the interest you have taken in our dear Alma Muter V.'e fully appreciate the great benefit tltat pupils have derived from the many acts ot self-sac! ltice you made in order to share with them the fruits of your deep research and careful s'udy Your influence always has been such that it will reach far beyond to-day to guide and strengthen :s in future hours of trial, and aid us in directing our lives towards the high ideals you wish to see us accom plish iu this life, and the destiny you hope tor us in eternity. "For that influence gained over ns by your spiritual dignity, coupled with tho vi-iLle expression of the qualities that alone win hearts, by your fatherly solici tude for our spiritual and intellectual wel fare, and by your unceasing efforts in the cause ot" educrtion, we rturu to you rur deepest gratitude We feel that the school w hich we claim as our Almn M iter will ever be the better for the supervision which yon exercised over it as pastor of the Immaculate Conception church in Wa terbury. In greeting you for the last time as onr pastor, and while thanking yon for all your interest and favors in the davs gone by, wo express the hope that your new duties will never be so arduous or so i.bdorbing as to make you forget the insti tution in which your uamo will ever be held in loving and grat ful remembrance Allow us to present to you a souvenir of the days you have spent with us and also to wish you much success in your new charge. "We cannot help but express our sor row in parting with you, still tnis sorrow is greatly assuaged by the knowledge that vou will sometimes remember us m the holy mass, and that in vour wise adminis tration as vicar peneral of the diocese you will always show a kindly interest io the welfare of our convent. Te say good-bye to you is so peculiarly painful that my lipR a!moi.t refuse, to utter the sad words. Katber will T express the hope that v.e may nil met t where good-byi. are never uttered; where separation from the friends we love can never more be pos sible. Ii. the meantime, dear father, our fervent wishes are that the choicest graces of the Lord will be your portion, and that peace and marked prosperity shall set their seal on St Patrick' parish. "Many another affectionate rrayer for your success and future welfare finds resting place within our hearts and fain wunld'grow into speech as the parting moment now has come. To silence we must leave theni, for words bnt only halt reveal what hearts most deeply feel in moments such as these. Yon go from us but your memory and your love remiiu with ns forever. Gratitude and true affection can never know the limitations t distance or of time. Our parting words shall not be farewell, but "an revoir" and (led bless' you," oar father and our tri noV Then Mrs Jackson added: "Allow me also to ask you to aoeept thia oil paiuting of yourself, as a token of the affeotion and esteem of the Madames of Notru Dave " Then .lohn .'. McDonald and William (". Kccnan appeared, representing soph's and Si Vincent do I'aul's societies respectively, whoso present was a hcau lilul carriage. Mr McDonald said: Keverend and Very Dear Father: Willi sincere retrrot xve find ourselves obl'uied this cveninir to lender you fare well. As members of St Joseph's Total Abstinence society we sadly realize till that xxc lose in parting from you. You hax e carefully xxaiched and powerfully aided the interests of oar union since it-organization, in your earnest words of wisdom xxc alxxays found fresh courage, and strength to persevere in spite of every uillleult. Near x ou we have learn ed the truth of xxhal the poet sweetly sings. ' The uim, though reached or not, make great the lite'. Although in -temperance society ill years is but little he- olid I he period of infancy, xve feci in timately that it hold.- glorious promise of truth ami lasting success. The impetus you have given it by your hearty co operation, tin- inspiration allorded by your xxord and living example must al ways count for much among the factors that have been largely instrumental in bringing about its present prosperous condition. We realize as fully as xve re gret sincerely that in saving good bye to you xve part xx it h one of our ino.-t t rusted. zealous ami etllcient workers. I lie edi fice of temperance in the city of Water bury lose- to-night, one of its strongest pillars. but Hartford's temple will he benefited and strengthened throng) the vacancy now in ours We sincerely regret your removal from among lis. and t lie consequent breaking up ot the relations that have so closely hound us to you in a xvork dear to every christian heart. Ten years of pastorate spent with us have taught us your worth. The record of those years is full of noble xx ork most uohlydinc. Sensible proofs of it are in abundance around us. Hut t he xvork men do is not a lone t heir test tin' love they xvin is far the better mir ror. Not only have xou accompli-hcd much, dear father, ill material ways, xou have also xvon the conlideuee ami Un love of all whose privilege it litis been to call you friend and pastor. The ties th.vt bind us to you Cannot be snapped asunder by removal or by time. In a fairer city than earth can ever see, they arc sxveet ly hut surely riveted removal now but streii!t hens their endurance. ur prayers and loving wishes shall ac company you to your new tield of labor ami xve trust that you shall alxx ay meet with friends who luxe you as truly and appreciate you as sincerely :i- vour own faithful people of the immaculate Con ception in Waterlmry. in behalf of the Si Joseph"- 'I'cmperan ur.ioti xxe .i-k xou to accept this carriage as a parting gift from us. We trust that it xxill carry xou to the hlghet position xxhieh it is pos-ihlo for our holy n. ether church to Colli' T Upon X oil." Mr Kccnan said : "K'-x croud and Dear Father: On be half of that sot iety in xx hit h so many of your hopes for the fin ure xx ere centered ; that soeietx xxhieh, while still in its cradle, i- called up.. it to bid farexvell to it - founder at. 1 father, the St Vincent do Paul. I unite in pro-outing x ou this gift, xx hich i- merely a sy tnbol of our deep luxe for you. Wc arc poor: the one ob ject of our exis'.i 'hoc is to a-sist those xx ho are nearest ami dearest to your heart, the poor, hrist's cho-en friend-, am! therefore faithful ami noble follow ers of yourdivine ma.-tei, they are your friends. When your life's xvotk is done, may charity, that ipieen of virtues, form one of the brightest jexxcls ,,i your heav enly crown an. i until that day this shall ever be the fervent and constant prayer of the St Vincent do Paie society." (Mi behalf of the different reading cir cles. Mis Sarah J. Hayes presented an elegant ly bound set ot liishop liossuct's sermons. Mrs Sarah J. Ilayessaid: "Dearly Beloved l'asior: It is with feelings of the most profound regret we are assembled here to-night to bid you a sad farewell. To us you have evar been the 'good shepherd,' one to whom we could go with our hearts' keenest sorrows, and there beneath the sbelteriog tree ot thy friendship and counsel renew again life's struggles, or if in gayer moments we sought you again, that kind heart with all the affection of a father blessed onr aims But now, dear friend, without a peer, we must bid you farewell, ever remembering that blessed eternity where partings are unknown Dearly beloved partor as a slight memento of our sincere affrction for you, allow me to present to you in the name of the various reading circles of tb city, Bishop Bossuet's sermons. May they be a source of recreation ar-d many pleasant boms to you in your new home. Onoe more we bid you farexvell and crav your blessing and prayers, as we shall re member you in ours " A solid gold eiboritnn xvas the gift of the senior children of Mary. Miss Emma J. MoCarthy said : Very Eev Father, Ever Kind Director: The scene that meets yon to-night, though not harmonizing in outward ap pearances, must surely briDg to your mind the Divine Teacher of mankind, wheu he walked among the children of men, saving: I came to do the will of him who sent me.' The Immaculate Conception parish for years has reaped the fruitful harvest of your sacred ministry First, as a young Levite culling souls for the vineyard of the Lord, zealous in the fervor of ordination's holy flame, you came among us. Then to other fields did the master of the vineyard call, yet reserving riper years for the parish of our pastor's early love. To com plete the labor then our bishop bade you return to the chil dren who received you with open srms A seoond coming found our yotmg father's zeal and devotion united to the shepherd's ever watchful prudence and the Immacu late Conception parish was placed among the stable ones. The building in which we stand is but one monument. Si i Mary's sohool and convent will as years go i on raise their voices to bleis the fonuder Sew societies organized and prospered a"d in Ood'a name yon blessed all He enrity seemed now for ns. But again did the master call just when the soil was yielding its best frnit and Father Mul oahy's mwM was just as ever: 'I came to do the will of him who sent me Earth has no nobler reply; heaven records no more self sacrificing pryer To-night, Keverend Father, we wonld offer you not a testimonial of our grutitude, tor words or gifts are feeble thiegs and children oan never repay a father's zeal. Our gift of the cibo rium. holy as is its use, will be but one constant petition to the giver of all good gifts to bless our beloved pastor, and if Waterbury be deprived of the pastor's oare, she cannot be forgotten in her vicar general s solicitude. "If earth's partings must come, may the Immaculate Conception eternally unito us to him who said: 'Father, I will that whore I am. those also whom thou bust given me, may be one with me ' " William Milton, on behalf of himself and ten other gentlemen, presented a solid gold chalice, xxhieh is the hand somest and most expensive article of the kind excr sceti iu the city. Jlcsaid: ' Very K-v and Dear Father: "The sunshine of onr happiness is over cast by a cloud of sorrow as we assemble here this evening to offer our heartfelt thanks for the kindness, care and sym pathy you have bestowed upon us daring the many years you have labored in our midst. The years spent here have cost you much thought, anxiety and often times pain, but the good you have accomplished, the high standard to which your untiring exertions have rai-ed the paaish of the Immaculate Conception, whioh is now sec ond to none in the diooese, and the many hearts to whom you have endeared your self must be a source cf pleasure and en couragement lo yon, and a foretaste of that greater reward which awaits yon from the Divine Master, to whose loving heart noth ing can be more pleasing than the work you have achieved in training the young minds of this parish (I might say ot this city) to become good men and women; good citizens, and zealous, faithful chris tians You have been to all of ns the the true friend who counseled us in our doubts and encouraged us in our undertakings. These price less favors will ever canse your name to be nmiuioned with revernoe, love and gratitude by the lips and in the homes of those yon have guided and in structed. The strong chaius of love and true friendship which these associations have formed, time shall never sever. "In conclusion, we hope that health and happiness may be yours, and blessings of every kind attend you iu your new tield of labor, where we trust they may increase with increasiug years. "And now allow me in the name of the gentlumen whose names are inscribed hereon, to present this chalice as a pirting gitt of our love and friendship, asking you to sometimes remember the donors wheu you use it during the celebration of lbs divine sacrifice." The gentlemen who presented the chalice were I r McDonald. Dr l. A. I 'lla:a. ( harles ( Ct onnor. Joseph Jack son, Thomas Jackson. ( harles A. Jack son, jr. John W. t.aliiiey . I urran Brothers, William Milton, Patrick llolo h.in and James l.ongxxor'.h. The Holy Name society gave a rare work in twenty-two volumes. "Cursus Scrip ture a- Sore " This pn sentation was also made by Mr Milton, and this time he said: "Very I.'ex ci-etnl a tel Dear Father : As you look around upon this vast throng assembled here this evening to express our love anil esteem for yam, we feel cer tain our heart goes nut in loving sym pathy for lie- children you tne leaxiug iiehiii-1. Knowing full well hoxx bitter must ho your sorrow ;.t the sepa ration which in (..id's holy xxill must take place bitxxcen it-, xxe feel that yoe appreciate tin-deep feelings ,,f grief that oppressed our -mil- to-nu;hl. F.very cloud, xxe are told, ha- a silver lining. And it lias often proved -o to us, y et in thin the hour ol our gloom and sadness, xx e , an .scarcely cat eh a gimip-e ot one rax ot brightness xxi'h xx Inch to dispel the darkness. In this our lust evening w ith us, I shall not xx ring yours nor the hearts of the people here present, by dxxelling longer on i mr common grief and loss; rather let tts look hack to the cherished past anil from the loving coiin-el tindex ainples of virtue y.ni have given, seek to lira xx the si reugtii of purpose that xxill, xxith Cod's holy grace, enable u.- to bear our cross xx th christian resignation. 'I hi- is the course xx e fell that xx ill he most pleasing to you and protitahlo to its, and xxhieh, xxilh the assistance of that Divine Master, xx lnee hoi- name vou ever sought lo honor, xxe '.irmly intend to follow during the years yet left us. The lessons you haxo taught xxiiil so much love and zeal, xxe promi-e to prai' tiiV' faithfully , ;iud xx e leel they cannot fail to bring forth an abundant harvest of x iriue. In say ing a hist farexvell lo you. the Society of the Holy Name lug you io accept these texv volumes as a small to ken of their loxe and gratitude. Trusting xve xxill not be forgotten 111 your holy prayers, xxe say farewell to you. our friend. mil guide of many year .' .lohn II. Mortm spoke for the church committee, whose members gave a beauti ful secretary. A framed set of resolu tions was the gift of company F.. Hiber nian rilles. xxhieh xvas presented by i hj- tam (.rutin. I tie works of St I nomas Aiiiinas was presented by Miss Susan Weston for the Sacred Heart league with this address : "Very liev and Dear Father: It is my melancholy yet pleasing privilege to address a few parting words to you this evening in the name of the little band of Promoters of the League of tbe Sacred Heart. Although tbe oocasicn which calls for It renders the privilege ex tremely painful, still there is an element of pleasure also, as it affords an opportu nity, a sad one it is true, of expressing in a very feeble manner our love, esteem and reverenoe for yon, tbe faithful sbepard ho was ever ready, when danger threat- ned, to guard ns from the enemy. It en ables ns also to express onr appreciation of your watohfnl oare, wise counsel and Kind direotion, whioh yon have always so willingly accorded as both as individuals and members of this Utile band Your de parture, which owing to ihe d urse ot events must now take place, is less pain ful to you than to us "We are fully convinced that it D your ready obedience to th call of tue divine master, for whose sake you have sacrificed all things, and not your pleasure Lich causes this sad parting The separation from friends of many years is always hard to bear It is difficult, very difficult tor us so long and so intimately associated with you in all that is good and true to say fare well. However, since it is for tne greater honor and glory of God, we would be un- I ! worthy children did we not bow in humble submission to th holy will of him who I demands this great sacridue from Us But ' while we are feroed to say farewell now, we oherish the fond hope that with Ood's I holy graoe and tbe assistance of our Iady of the Sacred Heart, the remainder of our lives may be suoh that when our liigtit shall have changed into d iy, we may ruetl 1 iu that happy eternity where separation I and sorrow are nnknown. We trust that the many years you have labored in our midst may prove to you a pever failing consolation, and your untiring efforte to instruot and make us better, may be an unfadiug crown of everlasting re wan'. Finally, dear father, with a sincere assur ance that tbe lapse of years will rend r your memory dearer and more sacred to us, permit me in the t ame of our hula band to present to you the works of the patron of schools, the angelic doctor, the great St Thomas Acquinas. May tiiey serve as a simple reminder of t e many happy days we have spent under your spiritual guid ance and loving care in this parish of the Ininiaoulate Conception, with the members of whioh you have been intimately associ ated fur more than twenty years. ' At this juncture Mayor KildutV and City lcrk itichard F. (irmly were seen elhoxxing their xvay through the hall, followed by a number of toxxn. city and school ollieials. among xxhoin were: Treasurer Ba:inon, Auditor Cassin. sheriff .McDonald. Fire Marshal Snagg, Police Commissioner (ioodrieh. Potui Commissioners ( olloty. Irion and Hen derson, Selectmen Morris and Piiinex , Tax Collector (iriggs, Prosecuting Agent Matlison, Kepresenlatix e W. 1.. Hall. Aldermen Condon, Begntil and llalpin: Couueilnien Pilling. Noether, ( iallond, Sheehy, Fogg, Downey, llori gan: Street Inspector IJeiley. Sheritl Higncv, T. F. Mc.Mahon, Town Clerk Beldet'i. Morilz (irclle. J. II. Marl, J. I.. Stixe, John Blair. A. K. liurketl ami ot hers. After the meeting of the public olli eials tho people commenced lo pour in and a constant stream of men. xoim'ii and children kept coining and going un til it:.'!0 o'clock, xvhen the reception came to a close, and t he mayor and other officials spent a social hour at the paro chial residence. The members of the church committee were in all parts ot tire hall ami made it a point to see that no one xxa-. neglected. The platoon of policemen xx ho fought t he crowd on t he st reel, and the lliber hei tiian rifles, who assisted materially in maintaining order were each escorted to the sttfge and introduced to the vicar general. It was amusing to witness the antics of some of the small hoys who had croxx (led in through a xxindoxv or xx orked their way through the cellar. At iirst they hesitated about approach ing Father Muleahy. but his kindly smile offered I hem the necessary en couragement and the chubby, bare footed urchin was gi ted with the -nine friendly handshake as the most fashion ably dressed person in the procession. Most of Father Mulcahv's furnishings have already been taken to Hartford and xx hat remains here xx ill be moved as soon as possible. Father Muleahy received a large number of testimonials of esteem from private individuals and the paro chial residence has been thronged xxilh people calling 10 leal him good-bye. since the announcement of his removal was made known. ARRESTED FOR LARCENY. OFFICER KENNAUGH BAGS A WANTED IN NEW YORK. MAN lie in Ciirlino Ferraro, Who, It Is Alleged, Stole Money and YuliiuMcs r'rorn the lfmiffe Where He Hoarded, on Anict Carlino l-'erraro, a Nexx York Italian, xvas arrested late yesterday afternoon by Special Otlicer Kcnuaugh. n the charge of grand larceny, committed in New York on August 25. Ferraro xx a.- hoard ing at the house of Anthony Fax1, .-in-ot her Italian, in Nexx York. Fay's xxife wii- cleaning out a tiuuk on that dav and pi -ed on the table SlO'i. a silver watch, a gold ring, a load"d i-"xolvor and other minor articles. Ferraro ap propriated the articles and skipped. Ferraro remained several day- in New York, then came to Wateriiiiry. He spent a'M in Nexx Haven. In the mean time Fay received a letter I' rout Detective O'Brien of New York and wen; in pur suit of the thief. About half past live yesterday he discovered hi- man in tin Italian cobbling hop on (.rand street. The police xvei" notified and I Ulicer Ketitiaugh brought Ferraro to the sta tion, 'lhe revolver was found in ins pn-sossion. He says he w ill go hack lo New York xx it 1 o oil reipiislt ion papers and the New York police have been no li tied. COUNTY'S NEW BONDS. Contemplated 1 iiiiirovement Will Cost AIkmiI Sl.lll.OIKI. County Treasurer Hiram Jacobs is kept busy these davs preparing J. I. "i I, I Kit) worth of County bonds, xxhieh are to be issued iu the course of a lew day s for the purpose of defray ing the expense of con templated improvements of Nexx Haven county. Of this sum .7.!Mi( xxill be used for the enlargement of the count v jail. $ 45. ('(HI for the building of the new court house at Walcrburyi and 2(.((M for the extension of the county home. There will also come out of the amount the expense of putting in an elevator in the county building, nnd remodeling and furnishing the rooms formerly occupie 1 by the Yale laxv school, but which xxill hereafter be used exclusively by the su preme court of errors of the state. Latest songs for sale at T. C. 'O-day. Costello's THERE WAS NO WIND. THOUSANDS WATCHING TO-DAY'S CON TEST OFF SANDY HOOK. It Is it DrH'tiiiK Mulch, and to Make Mutters Worst the I-txcursion llonts In terfered With (he Yuebts Valkyrl) Abend Ht Hie First Half, nnd Then ltuin Set In. Nt.xv oitk. Sept 7. The iirst race for the American cup look place to day, and was witnessed by a big throng of people. An imposing fleet ol steam craft went doxvn the hny this morning to witness th contest. Sumo of tho big sound steamers found it more profltiihlo to abandon their refiular trips and take out a load to see tho yacht raoo. They led the xvay down, guy with flags, their decks black with people and their bands playinp; merrily. Behind them trailed tuns, yachts, ex cursion st ea un.rs and crafc of every do seriptioii,. ai rylna the fortunate thousands who xvero to witness one of tho greatest sporting events of the year. Up in towu hero tho general interest In the great international event is very evi dent. Around every sporting ticker thore is nu exoitod group of men, who wateh tho tunc as elosoiv as if they had thousands depending on tbe result. Tho open spaces In front of tho newspaper oflicos are crowded. Newspaper row at the noon hour was a surging mass of humanity, gi.ing at. the bulletin boards. One newspaper indicated the progress of the ruoe by moving miniature yachts labeled Defender and Valkyrio along a cornice half way up the l.uildingt That thousands of strangers came hera to see the race is evident from the fnot thut lust night every hotel ill the oity was filled with guests. At the prinoipal hos telries cot beds xvero at a premium. Many of the out of toxvn people found on arrival thnt it would bp almost impossiblo for .them to soo the race, ns all tho best ex cursion boats had already sold tickets up to their passenger limit. The veil of mystery which has kept ths public in iguoranee of the actual dimen sions of tho competing yachts has been raised. Honest John Hyslop, official mea surer of the Noxv York Yacht club, passed his steel tape from hoxv to stern, from deck lo masthead and nlong boom and bowsprit of both cr ift, nnd tho result was at the New York Yacht clubhouse. Val kyrie III allows the Defender 20 1-10 sec onds. Tho AKensnrements a Surprise. This is less than yachting sharps havs guessed. Tho appearance of the Valkyria and the calculations which have been made credited her with an excess of watel lino and stiil area over tho American boat which xxouid allow the latter from one ta two minutes oxer ;i iio mile course. The cutting ixvay of tho after body of the Val kyrio and tho lighter steel boom which xvas recently suhstirured lmvo undoubted ly given l or a saving on load water lino, which reduced the lime allowance to less than half minute.- The result of the measurer's xvork was a groat surprise. No good judge thought iluit the llm-l sh yacht would give over a minute and a half in a SO mile course to the Defender, yet many capable critics said that tho chHllonjror would give a min ute, but that she should yield less than bn!f a minute xvas astonishing to all the smart peojile. When Mr. Hyslop brought the measure ments to tho Noxv York Yacht cluhhouse, he said that the Valkyrie would have to alloxv Defender i'i 1-10 seconds. It was only his business, he added, to turn in the measurements to the regatta committee nnd let that committee suy what the time n!lowance would lie. Nevertheless he felt that ".i 1 10 seconds was the fair thing. The committee considered tho question for a long limn and then posted n notice on the club's bulletin board to tho effect that the allowance would be 2W seconds, leiivi'ig off Mr. Hyslop's added one-tonth of a second. The races xx ill perhaps be very close, hut no tenths of seconds will separate the bouts at tho finish. It xvill be noticed that the load watel lino lengths of the ships show only a dif ference of forty -hundredths in favor ol Defender, am! that the length of Defend er's gaff went considerably toward render ing the small ndvMiiiaf.ro gained on ths water line. It xvill also bo seen that tht sidl area does not produce so great a dif ference as was expected, and that tho gen oral rating nf mo, :w for Dcfendor, at against lul.49 for Volkyrie, displays s margin between tho boats so small that nobody guess. d it. Mr. Iselin Was Aboard. Tho members of the syndicate wore rep resented by Messrs. Isoliu and Morgan, ami they were aided by Messrs. I-eeds ol ISosion and Kane ami Thome of New York. The other members of the Defender'i iinmieur party arrived at tho Krie basis drydoek upon the Heiv tin. the yacht ol Mr C. Oliver Iselin, which has beoi used as a tender by the Defender's part) fir lorrying purposes during all the Nel York preliminaries of the America's cut match. Mrs. Iselin was xv th them. She wore S light yellow Kton jacket suit, which wai n uiurkod contrast, to her habit as she hat boon -,ceii upou the deck of the Dcfendol xvl.ile siaeding in tho main batch at tht fctarl of the summer racing of tho syndk eate slo .p. The Valkyrio was measured with net rholo mff aboard. Every one beside Katsey was also nhoaril. Ho wore a sub set suit tiid suiiil aboard tho City of liridn purt, xvhich is the steam tender of Valkyrio III. It is iuterestinu: to note whether or not Mr. liatscy deemed his presence unneces sary to add to the weight of Valkyrie III, and in this case, who was his substitute aboard th" boat at the period at which she posspd under the eyo of Mr. Hyslopf Ha must be measured. That- Ut'. Watsou conned carefully the proceedings which xvc-ro essential to the measurement of tho Defender Is note worthy. w;;ile !t is significant that hs alone of tho British party deemed it neo essary to watch the work of Mr. Hyslop. Tho rest of tho Dtinrnven party apparent ly absented themselves personally from the bee. The syndicate and tholr yellow dog mascot took a thort sail upon the Neckan during tho interesting poriod. The Valkyrie got out of drydoek after her official measurement, and the work "orai Offender was not esneciallv. interest (Continued on eighth page.)