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WATERBUltY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAf, NOVEMBER 15, 1895.
MADE , A GOOD BARGAIN. CONTRACTOR O'CONNOR WILL BUILD THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL. tils Bid Considered Very Low Considering the Magnitude of the Work Will Sublet , the Brick Work to Bridgeport Firm Contractor Thompson Must Kmtcle Down. At the meeting of the district commit tee last night bids were opened for the construction of the proposed new High school building, as follows : J. W. Gafluey & Co, mason work, 41, 025. Seeley & Upham, carpenter work, $20,645. Charles O'Connor, both carpenter and mason work, $53,289; carpenter work alone, $20,930. , Gallney & Martin, mason work, $41, 4SS. William 31. Hurlburt, carpenter work, 24,502. . The Tracy Bros, carpanter work, $23, SCO. It did not take the board long to see that Charles O'Connor was the lowest bidder by several thousand dollars, and Chairman AVolfie, looking around, in quiringly asked: "I wonder who Mr Connor intends to have do the mason Work in case we should a ward him the contract. Mr McDonald: "Fat Thompson, 1 Suppose." Mr Wolff: That's so. I believe they used to figure together on jobs." i Mr Goodrich:" 4'Yes, they built the almshouse, 1 believe.' This brought out a bir I.a;irh. after which Architect Jackson said m answer j to. a question from th chair : "I don't tiling IsThoinpson, for the ! last job tby t-jjti together it seems to me that x neard O'Connor say he would have jo more to do with Thompson.' Finally Mr O'Connor was called and tisked if he was at libert' to tell who he Intended to have do the mason work, providing he got the job. "I should pre lcr not to mention the name of the mason at present," said Mr O'Connor, but there is one thing I can tell yon, it is not Tat Thompson. The man 1 have in mind is first-class workman and if the committee Should award me the contract I shall fur nlsh all the bonds yoi want for its faithful performance, "it you don't think well of giving me the mason work why let that part of the job to some one else and give me the carpenter' work, if I'm the lowest bidder. It is immaterial to me whether i get the mason work o.' hot.' Mr Wolff: "Supposing we give carp-Miter work and all to soni.o.ie e'se'r'' Mr O'Connor : "That would cause me to faint in the hallway. I figured that job pretty low. I have had poor luck in getting anything from this committee. I stood at the foot of the stairs and saw the Bank street school go from me by $150. I lost the Clay street job by $250 and I was only $190 above the lowest bidder for the Bishop street school. 1 tried to be the lowest bidder this time just to see how it will work' Here Mr O'Connor retired and the a? 1 ' 1 y 1 - . 1 ' 1 i , 1- uieeuug iiistusMva niu iuvi;iuiui ox commencing the work right away or j waiting until next spring, .Arc'.iitect Jrci- son thought there was no danger m go ing ahead, provided the walls were properly protected, which he stated he would make a point to have done. Then someone asked what kind of a man Mr O'Connor was. After looking m-pv bis record it w:is stated that ho was a competent man. Among the buildings 'which he constructed in Waterbury were the St Patrick's block, St Mary's paro chial school and the convent ou Cole street. O'Connor's record w as all right, but that out of town mason Avas a stickler and Chairman Wolff said he thought they had a right to know who he was and asked the meeting to go into executive session and call iu Mr O'Con nor again. A motion to this effect was carried and a second later the contrac tor and the committee were inside closed doors. Mr O'Connor lEU-t have satisfied the committee on this point for immediately after he retired from the executive ses sion the contract was awarded to him for the amount of his bid, $53,2S0, which is between 4,000 and $5,000 below the architect's estimates. v It looks now as though the committee will get a first-class job for the $100,000. After paying $53,289 for the buildiug, $25,000 for the lot, 9,800 for heating, 1,200 for plumbing, there will be over 10,000 leftxor furnishings and other purposes. It is understood that the mason work will be done by Casey & Hurley of Bridgeport. ..After this contract was disposed of Chairman Wolff said he had another matter to introduce. "You know," he said, "from the papers the trouble that is going ou at the Bishop street school. Here is a statement from Mr Thompson, in connection with the affair." Mr Wolff then read the following communication : Center School District Committee : Gentlemen My work on the Bishop street school building has been so se verely criticised by the architect that 1 think it is due to me iu justice that a board of arbitration be appointed to de cide this matter and let them investi gate the charges and inspect my work. 1 will abide byr their decision. But I do not think it is right to let the opinion of one man condemn me and my work, when I feel I have done a good job, so far as I have gone, especially as I know I cannot please this man, no matter how good I should do this work. The contract specifically mentions how the arbitra tors are to be appointed, viz : One by the owner, one by the contractor and the third by the other two ; the decision of any two of which shall be final and binding. This I consider a fair way to end the dispute and if the decision is against me, I shall do w hatever is required, but I do not feel I am being fairly dealt with by the architect in this matter. .' Respectfully yours, Patrick Thompson. Waterbury, Conn, Nov. 14, 1895. The last word of Mr Thompson's let ter had barely escaped from the lips of Chairman Wolff when he w ent for the contractor without gloves. "While I do not pretend to be a stone mason," said the chairman, "still I claim to know a . 1UK nttmit 41-snv . . A- 4 T - 4- auuuu tucic lunxicia. jl ncuiu(J there with the architect and satisfied myself that Thompson was not doing his work according to the contract and I took action without waiting to consult anyone for I knew this board would back me up. The specification calls for all quarried stone and he has there a lot of cobbles that were taken out of the ground which he evidently Intended to se in the cellar walls. . I had Colonel Iiurpea notify him to stop on t'ne work." Chairman Wol ft exhib ited two kinks of sand, one of which he said Mr Thompson had been using until the architect detected him and the other of superior quality which was used af terward. Mr Jackson read from the contract a -chime showing that the con tractor was obliged to abide by the de cisions of the architect, excepc in cases where there might be a dispute over the price of extra work or a change in the original plan. and specificat'ons. Mr Goodrich moved that the contractor be given until Saturday morning to go ahead with the work according to the instructions of the architect; either that, or ghe it up. Mr Begnal : "Is not that taking a man pretty short If 31r Thompson is ill and not able to get around I think we ouo-ht not to crowd him. Give the man a chance to get onto his feet, before you tackle him." Chairman Wolff: "I'm the list man in the world to try to crowd a man against the wall, but when it comes down to a matter of business I will not allow any one to force me against the wall. He had since last Monday to commence the work and he did not make a move in that direction." Mr McDonald said that he had always beeu friendly with Mr Thompson,but he believed it was the duty of the board to sustaiu the chairman and compel the contractor to do his work according to the contract. "If you let things go on in that way," continued Mr McDonald, "What's to hinder such men from being always the lowest bidders. If a maujeau slight the contract and do things to suit, himself he can aflord to bid below all competitors." '. After a half hour's t.ilk, during which every member of trie committee with the exeeptkn of Messrs Begnal and Gal'oud, got in some telling raps on the contrac tor. Mr Goodrich's motion was carried without a dissenting voice. During the discussion Anchitect Jack son took occasion to explain that he had no grudge against . Mr . Thompson and said that he saved him from losing a contract for the same business some time ago and in proof of this statement he referred the committee to 31 rs Shan nahan of Mill street, who owned the house, and D. J.. Casey, who did the car penter work. it miht not be amiss to state that at the outset of the discussion the meeting passed a vote endorsing the action of Chairman Wolff in the matter. CONTRACTOR THOMPSON YIELDS. Contract' r Thompson to-day agreed to d l is work according to the architect's specifications. The condemned wall will be taken down on Monday and rebuilt. BROOKLYN BRIEFS. The rain storm of last night ploughed furrows through several streets in this section. 3Iud and rocks rolled down Bank street near the residence of D. J. 3Iahaney filling up the big pit which Contractor Xeville had excavated for a man hole at the sewer which is be ing constructed above Fifth street. There was a large attendance at the meeting of Court Martin Hellmann, F. of A., last night and the session was en livened by the rendition of a very inter esting programme, the principal feature biing the presentation of a gold headed enne, suitably inscribed, to Junior Cast Chief Banger P. F. Bannon, on behalf of the court, by Chief Banger 31. J. Smith, who made a very clever address, to which 3Ir Bannon suitably responded, concluding by extending to the court an invitation to partake of a short repast at his expense. The invitation was ac cepted and all joined heartily in the fes tivities of the hour, during which songs were sung, poems recited and several addresses delivered. 31. F. MeKenner uey of Court Shields was one of the principal speakers and treated the meet ing to an interesting discourse ou the progress of the order in the state. The latest sensation in South Brook lyn was an open air discussion between John L. Saxe, of the town school board, and 31ichael Harty. A few members of the board made a trip down there the other day to investigate a complaint relative to school matters, and in mak ing inquiries among the neighbors 31r Saxe came in contact with Mr Hart-, and the result was a discussion, which would have done justice to the best efforts of Webster and Calhoun in the United States senate. John Osborne and Librarian Bassett made up the audi ence, and when the disputants had finished their arguments, it Mas plain that the orator from South Brooklyn had the best of the senator from Town plot, for he produced documentary evi dence to prove his statements, while his opponent could furnish nothing but hearsay evidence in support of his end of the subject. Philip Draper, the Williams college full back, has been running 100 yards in 10H seconds with very little practice and is be lieved to have the material that is neces sary to make a line sprinter. Chance For a Railway Syndicate. Lima, Peru, Nov. 15. The senate has authorized the government to contract for a railway from Oroya, a town in the de partment of Junin, to Chanchamayo. A concession of 83,000 hectares of land will be given to the persons constructing the road. Quarreled About Chickens. Rockpoet, Ind., Nov. 15. Mrs. Sarah Davis shot and fatally wounded Mrs. Isa bella Goodman, her neighbor. They quar reled about their chickens. Mrs. Davis is in jaiL Weather Forecast. Local rains; southerly winds, shifting to westerly. at -uamDriage, xanss. narvara; o; Boston Athlctio association, 9. Game called on account of darkness. She Feared Insanity. SAN DiEGa Cal., Nov. 15. Mrs. B. B. Harris of South Bend, Ind., who has been visiting her 6on here, is missing. In her room was found a letter addressed to her husband, in which she announced her in tention to jump from the housetop, as she would become insane through worry over her sen's health. Flootric Workers Favor Cubans. WARTTTVfiTrwr JSntr IK Thn rnononl tion by congress of Cubans as belligerents was urged in a resolution adopted at the session of th "NnMnnal "Brotherhood oi Wants, For, Sale, To Rent. HPO KENT Blacksmith shop, formerly oc cupied by John Dempsev. AO ll Jefferson ptrf ot. Inquire of tugene ilcCatthy. 326 Last Main street pOR SALE A litter of Scotch oolite pups. Inquire Michael McGrath. 26 Magill street "POBIiEXTv Tenement of 3 or 4 rooms. also a barn, at 17 s Maple street, r. On more. rpo RENT Tenement of 3 rooms, second floor. 85 Charles street. - - frpvTO American Girls wish situations as waitresses or chambermaid. inWnter hury or Nausratuck. Address Mary Foley. Naugatuek, Conn. RTRS YvOODBRIDGE. Dressmaker, has re moved from 202 Bank street to 160 Grand street. LOST. Tocketbook containing: a sum of money. Lost in St Patrick's church this morning. Finder will kifcdiy return it to this office, - TTTTANTED A man to work Saturday in a meat market. Address Dejiockat office. A RESPECTABLE yotmjr man would like board and ro:m. Address A. 13. Caro Democjsat olliee. T O vf On South Main street Saturday night, between Jewelry etreefc and Band land place, a beer skid. The finder will please notify the Democrat oillce- t?OR SALE A froodcook stove, bedstead. Jt spriners. mattress and bureau, at a bar gain. 736 Aorth Mam street. WANTED A r iano player at 111 Baldwin street. J. S. Carroll. TOH SALE House, six rcoms. l23Seovil street. TO RENT. Furnished front room in re spectable family, for mau and wife, or two young men. Centrally located, reason able rent. Inquire at Dkmockat office. HPOBENT. Two rooms. 40 William street. JL FOR SALE. Saloon and fixtures at 63 Bishop street. Desirable location. A well fitted up saloon. Will rent or sell. Apply at this office . TO RENT. Meat maiketwith fixtures com plete, at s Charles street. Charles Stage,23 West Torter street. "POR SALE or RENT. The three story bloc-Ic containing 7 tenements and two stores, aliso a barn, at 96 and 98 Charles street. Charles Stage. 23 VVest.rprter street. 170R SALE. Saloon, at a bargain. With or without new license. Inquiro Brennan Brothers, 340 Washington avenue. FUKNISHED ROOMS to rent-Accommcda-tions for transients, at No si Jefferson street. Mrs Place, proprietor. CARPETS We have received a largs consignment of carpets in lengths of from 5 to 60 yards. These are new goods and of all qualities, and must be Fold within ten days regard less cf cost. Sale commencing Saturday, Nov 9th. Exchange Furniture Co, BLUE FRONT. and 27 Abbott Avenue. 25 Special Prices IN Boys' Clothing, Boys' Ulsters, from 4 to 14 years, regular price $ 3.50 ; our price $52.01). Boys' Cape Overcoats, from 4 to 14 years, regular price 3.50 ; our price $2.00. Boys' All Wool Eib Cheviot Suits, regular price 4.00 ; our price ?2.50. Boys' Fancy Beefer Suits, regular price 5.00; our price 2.50. Boys' Overcoats, sizes 4 to 15, all wool, warranted; regu lar prices f 5, $6, 7 and 8. OUR PBICE 2.50 each. This is one of the greatest values ever offered by any clothing house in the city. Boys's Shetland Ulsters, reg ular prices 5 and 6; our price 3.50. v Boys' Chinchilla Ulsters, reg ular prices 7 and 8; our price 2.50. Boys' Short Pants, the 50c kind, for 25c ; the 75c kind for 47c; the 1.00 kind for 72c. The greatest' line of Boys' Sweaters, Gloves and Caps that can be found m the city. We are the Boys' Clothiers ofWaterbun We carry more stock than any two houses in the city; Bring in the Boys and get just what you want, at just the price you want. Every Article Warranted and One lew Price. C ilduff & Oo. New Shopping Mart, 142-144-146-148 S. MAIN ST., (Opp. Scovill St..) U7 BANK STREET, (Opp. Waterbury National Bank.) Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Specials in Linens, Do mestics, Dress Goods Silks, Gloves, v Heavy Under Skirts, Cloaks and Suits. You will find it to youi advantage to visit thes denartments daring those three days. Linens and Domestics. 5 pieces 52 inch linen damask bleached, 13a a yd 6 piece9 52 inch turkey red damask, 20c quality 15c a yd 300 doz bleached towels 27x15, worth 25o 15c a pair COO doz turkish bath towels, large size 3 for 25c 1 cass 11-4 wool blankets, 2 49 a pair, regular price 3 25 6 cases fine comfortables, French re versible . satin 2 49, regular 3 25 goods, Dress Goods. 33 inch illuminated armures, worth 49c, special 35o 54 inch Carlsbad suiting worth 50c, special 39c 4G Inch India twill serge worth 69o, specipl 49c 54 inch broadcloth, extra heavy, worth 7.c, special 49c 54 inch black brocaded cheviot, worth 75c. special 49c Silks. 24 inch bkek brocaded India silk, worth 1 00. now 69o 24 inch black satin rhadame, wcrth 1 00. now 79c A fine lino of illuminated taffeta nov elties, worth 1 00, special' 73o 27 inch satin dnchess and croi grain silks, worth 1 49, special 1 25 Kid Gloves. Ladies 4 button kid gloves, stitched back, all shades, regular ' 75o glove, our price . 59c Ladies hve hook lace and 4 button kid gloves in black and all the new shades, regular 1 00 glove, special 73o Ladies fine pique gloves for walking and driving, 4 button, embroidered back, tans, English reds, browns and grays, sold everywhere for 1 25, special 89o Ladies 4 button and five hook lacing kid gloves in all the latest Parisian shades, regular 1 39 quality, special 98c Ladies fine kid glove3, wool lined, fur top, with patent spring, just the thirg for cold weather, 1 25 quality 98o Ladies fur top gloves, wool lined, in all shades, 1 50 quality, special 1 25 Ladies extra fine kid gloves, full lined beaver far tops, heavy embroidered back, in tane, reds and browns, 2 00 quality, for 1 49 Ladies fine Frenoh kid gloves, fleece lined, seal top, all shades, 2 25 qual ity, special 1 G9 Ladies' Heavy Underskirts. Ladles black satine skitt3 lined throughout, with raffle, 69o and 7oc Ladies black satine skirts with French rufile, lined throughout, 1 25 qual ity 9Sc Ladies handsome black skirts lined throughout with braid tiimmed ruffle, worth 1 75, special 1 49 Ladies fine moreen skirts, worth 2 25, special 1 75 Cloaks and Suits. Ladies fine cheviot cloth reefers, mel on sleeves, worth 3 75, special 2 89 Ladies all wcol boucle reefers worth 6 75. special 4 50 Ladies fine crepon cloth jackets, mel on sleeves, ripple back, would be cheap at 8 75, now 7 50 Ladies handsome jackets in camels hair and crepon, half silk lined and storm collar, well worth 10 50, spe cial 8 75 Conlon Bros, New Shopping Mart. 142-144-146-148 South Main Stbeet, (Opp. Scovill St.) Keab Entbakce, 147 Bake St, Opposite Waterbury National Bank. Best . Gilt udae Creamery Butter, 23c pound, 41-2 lbs for $1.00. Boston Butter House 147 South Main Street Boston Dentist. DENTISTRY in all its Branches, at moderate prices. 141 Bank St Office hours, from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Sundays, from 8 a, m. to 4 p. m. 3Dr Walters. Or E. U PatzoId, m Sura eon Dervtist Fine gold and silver fillines a soecialtv. J Also fine gold and v AFTCl bridge work. Satisfaction guananteed or money refunded. Very moderate prices Consultation in English and German. Open Evenings. WHITE BUILDING, OPP P. O. 90 Bank Street, Waterbury, Conn. m m Best Set of Teeth. $8 00. Fine gold fillings, $1 and up Teeth filled with silver 50c and 75o Teeth cleaned 75o Teeth extracted. 25o Gas or air-administered 25c. We never wedge the teeth before filling. Teeth extracted without pain, by the use of gaa, tr Ryder's Vitalized Air. rown and Bridge Work a Specialty RYDER'S .DENTAL FARLOSS. DR F. L. BYDEB. 133 Bank Street Over iliss Fitznatriek's millinery store. The only dentist by the name of RYDER in the city. Do! Want a Couch? Now would be a good time to secure one, &s wa are having a special sale of Couches this week not the cheap est or the very expensive oncs.but we are showing a new line of the well ; made" ones at moderate prices, Within the reach of all. " Let us interest ycu in the subject. J.M.Burrall&Co, ;'Vrh6''.pjd Reliable.". 60 Bank St. UNDERTAKING In Ai.1. Its' Beanches. TelerboD. to D. M. Stewaet, 101 Franklin Street, Messenger Boy for C. E. Setmour. 18 Maplo Street. Now-1 Is Your Time To Get 'One of" Those Natiie Turiieys. Tim snrrift fn oualitv as last rear. Give us your order and you will get the Turkey. You want onr .r.e H:iLsins, nsd 10c Cran berries, and 80 Tomatoes. The best ever sold. Our 25e Butter is the best quality of butter ever sold. Call and try a pound. Wo have fancy evaporated raspberries 22c per pound. A few trillions of ITonev to soil for $1.00 per gallon ; and extra nico syrup 30e, if you bring a pail ; cannot get it in a jug. Headquarters on prices of Oats and Grain. S3 Call in and see us. N. W. Heater, 26 and 29 North Main streat. Not Marked Up. Clothing Sale at 116-118 ,-Easi Main St Men's, Children' . tit t,i--sz;- Suits, .Overcoats, Ulsters, Pants, and a full line of furnish ing goods. HOUSE. St Patrick's Block. Special offer for ten days One lot of Men's fine beaver Overcoats of the latest stvle make," and veiy fine finish, at 9 50, other dealers sell the same for 13 00. 5 dozen of all wool Jersey, blaclv overshirts at 50c, worth 1 .00.- To look over our stock is , putting money in your pocket. A very good boy's . cape over coat size 3 to 14, for 1 50, can not be bought anywhere else less than 2.50. 10 doz camels hairsox, 2 pair for 25; worth 25c each. Small expenses and smaller profits has made our store to be a money-saving place for the public. , j, Ilespectfully, Boston Clothing House 116-118 E. Main St. Opposite the Church, Waterbury, Conn. Boys Boston- CiothiBg Ji V S- 1 9 M V Thanksgiving Cheer. After all is said and done a great deal depends on the Thanksgiving c I iner and that in turn depends largely on the meats and poultry. u e shall be ready for you and u you care to placs your order, for that day, we will please you en both Quality anci Price. Perhaps it is a little early to talk this, but a stitch in time arplies to the above. Dont forget that we are still the lowest priced market on earth to trade with. .No charge for delivery. No bad bills to make good, and first class meats at less than poor qual ity prices. . Cut. out this list and throw it away if it won't save you money: FrestrPork, to you, 6c per lb Markets supplied at 6 1-3 Sirloin Steak, 12c per lb Round Steak, 10c per lb Shoulder Steak, 5 cents per lb Inside Rump Pieces, Sc per lb Cc per lb 10c per lb 8c per lb 10c per lb 8c per lb Gc per lb 11c per lb Outside " Sugar cured hams, Sugar Cured Shoulders, Leg Lamb or mutton, Hindquarter Lamb, Forequarter, Chickens, 10 lb tubs pure leaf lard, Come in and see us. 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