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WATERBURY, CONN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER .27, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. BRYJUrSPEAKS. Discussed Campaign Issues at Elm City. THE FULL DINNER PAIL. VTas Given a Thorough Airing by the Great Orator Large Crowd Turned Out to See and Hear the Candidate He Will Be in New York To-night. New Haven, Oct 27. William Jen nings Bryan readied New Haven at 11 o'clock this morning and was driven at once to the Second regiment armory. There he was greeted with an immense throng cf people which filled every available space in the large building, and the people who were anxious to see the future president of the United States were crowded out into the streets and avenues. As he entered the building he was greeted with generous and general applause, and it soon be came evident that the insulting demon stration at the hands of the Yale stu dents tour years ago would not be re lated to-day. After expressing his pleasure at being once more in New Havtn, Mr Bryan said: "We are now near the close of this campaign; so near to it that we can see what the republicans have done, and we can guess all that they will do between now and election day; and I want to call your attention to the fact that the republican campaign is con fessedly a failure. The republican party to-day has failed to make the campaign that it started out to make, and to-day it is not in a position to defend itself before The public." He then referred to the full dinner pail argument and said it was be coming generally understood that all dinner p;iils were no? full in the an thracite regions.' He asserted that the laboring man's condition could never be considered prosperous so long 'as hu was compelled to keep his children out of school and at work in order to keep the wolf from the door. "The re publican party does not to-day stand for any policy that is good for the la boring man. One of the present injus tices of the republicans is government by injunction." After touching on the necessity of ar bitration in the settlement of labor dif ficulties, Mr Bryan referred to the New York Ice Trust and said: "If the republican governor and the republican legislature of New York would do their duty there would be no ice trust in New York. Presenting the remedies for the suppression of the trusts, Mr Bryan said the only difference between the highwayman and the trust mag nate was that the former takes great risks and gets little, while the latter takes little risks and gets a great deal. After having talked along familiar lines on the subject of imperialism, Mr Bryan read an article by Lafayette after his visit to this countrysueeeed ing the revolutionary war. In com menting Mr Bryan concluded: "Why cannot this nation be to the Filipinos what France was to the Americans'' France helped us to gain our liberty and then left us free" to ennoy it We helped the Filipino to gainhi's liberty letus leave him to enjoy that liber- New York, Oct 27.-William J. i.ryan left this morning on the 0 01 o clock train over the New York, Ww Ilaven and Hartford railroad, for New Haven where he will speak at noon. He wdl return on a train leavin" New Haven at 12:45 o'clock. He was ac companied by Charles F. Thnver, and Homer S. Cummings of the Connecti cut Democratic state committee. Mr Bryan breakfasted with his wife and Dr Girdner's family at the hitter's residence and then, with an escort of mounted police, and accompanied by the local committee, was taken to the Grand Central station. There was no excitement or cheering on the way to the station, but when Mr Bryan reached the Grand Central station people hastened from all parts of the building to greet him. The crowd, while not large was vociferous and cheered repeatedly. Mr Brvan hastened througli the waiting room and went at once to the parlor car. Mrs Bryan remained at Mr Gird ner's home but will join Mr Brvan on his return to New York this afternoon. TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S RECEPTION The Crowds Paid More Attention to 4li T."" t 1 rm , - . . uic i iicnuihs juau io xinnseir. With his Rough Rider hat and all other proper effects, Governor Theo dore Roosevelt alighted from his train in the Grand Central station yester day .afternoon. The train was on time, but the crowd was not, and in stead of an immense and cheering mul titude in front of the station Mr Roose velt smiled and bowed for the benefit of five or six hundred people." Thed lie buttoned his coat and took addition al precautions against the chill air af fecting his throat for the evening's per formance. : ... . Governor Roosevelt was received by the republican -national committee and Its friends last- night -atf Madison Square Garden. The reception from a theatrical standpoint was in every way a success. The details of it are sug gested as an object lesson to those con templating large productions on - the stage in the future. - . . -There was a notable absence of hitches" so nerve trying and discour aging at the ordinary "first night" and It .speaks well for the management. Everything they . promised - appeared, The fifteen parades paraded; the forty seven bands played singly -and in com bination; the eighteen open 'air meet ings count them, eighteen! met and were attended accor,ditlg, to' schedule., and the throertons,' seven hundred and "fiftyeight pounds of , .fireworks- were let off, "h9 contracted for.". S ji -? HILLHOtlSE-.-WON;- ; rieiw-na.ven. wt zt.in - tne vgame of football - this ; "morning 'between, Bridgeport High school and the JIHI bouse team of this city the Hillltouse teapi won by the score of 11 to ft. ' MUNICIPAL STREET RAILWAY Bill To Be Introduced By Chicago Railway Commission. Chicago, Oct 27. The Chronicle says:- The bills which the municipal stret railway commission proposes to introduce at the coming session of the state legislature as the result of sev eral months exhaustive study of the traction situation, are practically com pleted. The first measure will be on con ferring upon the city authorities the specific right to own and operate street railways. Under its provisions the city will be empowered to negotiate for the purchase of the present street railway plants within the city limits or as an alternative to build an entire ly new system. The money for this purpose Is to be raised by the issuance of bonds after the question has been submitted to a vote of the people. The second measure provides for municipal ownership of a comprehen sive system of down town subways, and like the other bill, makes an affir mative popular vote necessary. STRANDED MINERS RETURNING Dying and Insane They Are Landed In Port. Seattle, Wash, Oct 27. The United States transport Lawton arrived in port yesterday with more than 500 stranded miners, brought down at the expense of the government. One man, James O'Brien, died at sea. just as the Lnwton was neariug Dutch Har bor. Two others, J. C. Carpenter and W. Bauer, lost their reason in' the north and were placed in the insane asylum at Steilacoom in this state. A detachment of twenty soldiers came down on the Lawton to preserve order among the passengers. The Lawton sailed from Nome on October 15. riLGRIM FATHERS' SECRETARY. Lawrence, Mass, Oct 27. James E. Shepard, one of the most prominent men of this city and supreme secre tary of the United Order of Pilgrim Fathers, died at his home here to-day. Mr Shepard was city clerk from 1877 to 13S4. He' was one of the fifteen charter members of the Pilgrim Fath ers and was elected supreme secretary of the organization in 1881. He had done considerable newspaper work. He leaves no family. LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE. London, Oct 27. On the stock ex change to-day business was inactive and there was a light attendance of operators. The latter, having anti cipated a practical holiday, were not inclined to undertake new business. The only feature was a sharp falling in Grand Trunk's, on Charles M. Hays' transfer from general manager of the Grand Trunk to the presidency of the Southern Pacific J. ADDISON POUTER'S CONDITION Pomfret, Oct 27. There is practical ly no change in the condition of John Addison Porter to-day. He was very comfortable yesterday and last night and seemed to be wen brighter to-day. The patient of course is still confined to his bed. There seems to be no pros pect of an immediate change. ENGLAND BEATS AMERICA. London, Oct 27. The match race be tween L. Neumann's English horse Eager, ridden by Morniugtou Cannon, and John A. Drake's American horse Royal Flush, with L. Reiff up. which was run to-day over the Hurst Turf club course, was won by Eager. C. DUDLEY WARNER S WILL. Hartford. Oct 27. The will of Charles Dudley Warner was admitted to probate to-day. The testator leaves all his property to his wife and names Charles Hopkins Clarke and Mary A. Barton as executor and executrix. A Delicious Jelly. A tomato jelly which is delicious served with green salad and mayon naise dressing is made as follows: Boil a quart of canned tomatoes 20 minute with one bay leaf, six cloves, six pep percorns, one sprig of parsley and one slice of onion. At the end of that time strain the tomatoes through a sieve, return the liquid to a kettle and add two tablespoonfuls of trragon vinegar, two tablespoonfuls of gelatin which has been softened in cold water and salt So taste. Stir until the gelatin is dis iolved and turn into a mold. When it ts firm and ready for use turn into a bed of crisp lettuce or watercress and pour over it a mayonnaise dressing. K. Y. Tribune. First Shlrt-Walat Mm. Bad Elk, a medicine chief of the Arapahoe Indians, aj s he was the first man- in this country to wear a shirt waist. He has been wearing them fo the last ten years. -To prove that he has been wearing--them for five years he sends a picture of himself, taken five years ago. Bad Elk is a highly ed ucated Indian. He has attended school in New York and Boston, is a graduate of a Montreal (Can.) institute for physicians, and has a diploma from Carlisle. He wear.s . patent leather shoes and creased trousers. He adopt ed shirt waists five years ago while attending school in Montreal. He says that he has dined at some of the swell est cafes in that city without a coat and was never ordered out. Bad Elk has three wives. Chicago Tribune. , Manufacture of Dolls. The manufacture and sale of dolls in ' Europe exceed 26,000,000 a year. One firm in 'Paris turns - out 2,000 dolls a day, and many other- houses make even larger numbers. N. Y. World, N ... ; " -; ; "," " s''V Ckliiese. Animals. , , . The kia le.'cr.tbe household fox, is favorite pet of. She, Chintsa woioti, who are. also extremely fond of & Va riety, oft tie-Angora xt. VTh ordinary cat of southern Ciuita iar like .tae Manx, tai'dess. It is occasionally osed fox load, but is not so-popular as horse and dog flesh. When raised for the table it is -fed on rice' and vegetables.-N. 'T. pun. ' . " y - ' , ' ii.V- WIS - il-': U !:iv WILL WELCOME THEM HE. English Soldiers Returning From the Transvaal. The nomeward Bound Soldiers Are Members of the Imperial Volunteers General Puller Is Also Coming Home Next Mouth The Cost of the War Lost Sight of in the Home Com ing of the Troops. London, Oct 27. The preparations lure to welcome on their return ta England from South Africa the few hundred men who constitute the City Imperial volunteers have entirely monopolized England's- attention this week, banishing from police matters of internatiouab'import. Although this half a regiment of young Londoners, brokers, clerks and others, has not per formed any very heroic feats, thou sands or people are pouring into Lon don in order to witness their home coming, and windows along the line of march have been sold at prices almost equal to those demanded at the. time of the jubilee procession. In addition, decorations and illimiiuatinons costing many thousands of pounds, have been prepared and Monday night will doubt less witness a repetition of the Mafe king carnival. The announcement of the non-arrival of the volunteers and the consequent postponement of the pageant was a great disappointment to many thousands. People from all parts of the country are now aimlessly parading the route. The throngs are so great that business is practically suspended and traffic disorganied. It is pointed out ' that the intense patriotism which all this is supposed to signify would be better appreciated were the returning soldiers more representative of the forces in the field or if there were not hundreds of colonial volunteers who have fought in South Africa walking through the streets of London, uuhonored. unno ticed and uneared for". This circum stance has caused some bitter reflec tions to be cast on the mother country by the colonial sections in Loudon, the justice of which has been acknowl edged by several liberal minded or gans, while the regular army men are not too pleased that the cream of pub lic enthusiasm over the return of the troops should be secured by a small body of volunteers, which, it is freely asserted, cannot compare with several of the irregular units. The next big celebration will proba bly occur November 10. when General Buiier is due at Southampton. He will receive the freedom of several cities and will doubtless have a tri umphant progress. The ' reception which will be accorded to Lord Rob erts, however, will of course eclipse that attending Buller's return. Lord Roberts is expected in December. In the midst of the preparations for celebrating the return of the victori ous troops, it is not astonishing that the people generally fail to realize how extremely costly and prolonged has been the struggle in South Africa. Sta tistics carefully prepared up to date by one of the largest insurance companies show show that, proportionately, more British officers were killed than- the Germans lost in the war with France of 1870-71, while the proportion of those who succumbed to disease was three times as great. Among the rank and file the Germans had 50 per cent more men killed, but from disease Great Britain suffered 03 per cent heavier than the Germans. This in crease is of such magnitude that even the climatic differences fail to account for it. It is asserted that had Great Britain put in the field as many troops as Germany did against French and had maintained proportionate casualties, her mortality would have reached 39,3(59 men. It is asserted that Major Goold Adams. the British commissioner in Bechuanaland .will be made governor of the Orange River colony. General Buller is slated to resume command at Aldershot. General Kitchener, it is said, will temporarily succeed Lord Roberts in command of the troops in South Africa, but will, it is further as serted, be eventually replaced by Ma-jor-General Lyttleton, and Vi'.chener will then be likely to come home and assume the duties of adjutant-general. The death of Sims Reeves on Thurs day last, at Worthington. removes an idol of- tiie British public, who, for thirty years, eclipsed any prima donna or those days. Lengthy obituaries and reminiscences of the famous tenor ap pear on all sides. A pathetic feature connected with his death, however, has quite escaped attention. Reeves caught a chill a few days ago and it developed into bronchitis. His condition Was so improved Thursday 'mornins that he was not believed to lie in danger, and his wife left home for London to' sing at the benefit for the survivors of Balaclava.'- Just as Mrs Reeves com menced singing "Kathleen Mavourn een," a telegram was received at the theater announcing the death of Sims Reeves. Wheu the song was finished and the applause was at Its heiehtthe news of her husband's death was broken to Mrs Reeves, but the audi ence, ignorant of this behind-the-scenes tragedy, kept on demanding an encore The widow was removed from the the ater on the verge of collapse. ., . t J,"? dy- Vln,am Beresford (formerly Lillian. Duchess of Marlborough) has brought action against the young Duke of Marlborough to recover the money which she spent in improving Blen heim palace during the lifetime of the last duke. The matter came up orig inally when the present duke succeed ed to the title, but owing to the friend ly relations existing between the duke and his, stepmother. It was temporarily arranged. Since the duke's marriage to Consuelo Vanderbilt, it is reported nn estrangement has grown up be tween Lady Beresford -and Her step' .son..- '- . , : Another aristocratic slawsuit iwhleh will shortly .be heard in Camera is the application, already cabled to the Associated .Tress, of . the -Marchioness of Anglesey to have her marriage ta thq marquis, who is head of the Paget family, .declared null. They only be came man and, wife in 1898, but it was strictly, a marriage of convenience be- tWeen cousins, arranged for th sake of inheriting proerty which otherwise could not have been touched by eithti of them. They 'both agreed to live their own lives." Lady Anglesey, who describes herself . ."otherwise , Chet wynd," her maiden name, now wishes to get out of the bargain, and, it is ru mored, if successful, she will marry Count Herman Yon Hatfeldt. FOR NAVAL INCREASE. Project Is Now Under Way For a Big Addition. New York, Oct 27. A vaster pro gram for u naval increase than has ever before been contemplated on tihs side of the Atlantic is now under con sideration by the board of construc tion, says a Washington dispatch to the Tribune, and if approved by the president, as It is expected to be. it is to be urged upon congress at the coming session. The project involves the construc tion of not less than forty warships, including various special types not hitherto built for naval purposes. The board of rear admirals, which has taken up the subject under especial directions from Secretary Long, is availing Itself of the highest expert opinions in the service, in order that its report will not be open to unfav orable criticism among navnl officers, it being the expressed intentions of the navy department to discourage any opposition to a line of policy when once adopted. , The. program will include no less than six ships "of the heaviest armor and most destructive ordnance, with the highest practical speed and great est attainable radius of action upon a displacement of about 15.000 tons." combining the most desirable features of line of battle ships and cruisers. At least twenty gunboats are proposed, of light draught, with large rapid fire batteries and accommodations to give comfort to officers and crews station ed in the tropics. Provision is 'made for an increase in the torpedo flotilla by ten new ves sels, including n new type of torpedo cruiser on the -lines of existing tor pedo boat, destroyers, which can ac company a fleet of battleships across the ocean. Several of the other new vessels in this category are to be -submarine, if success attends the im proved Holland boats now under con tract. The program will also include three armed collieries of a capacity enabling each : of them to deliver 10,000 tons of coal to Manila, Guam or Pago-Pago. A large unarmed ship which is recqmmeuded is a floating machine shop bf about 0,000 tons dis placement for duty in repairing naval vessels at great distances from gov ernment yards, especially in the Philippines. Her design grows out of the experience with the Vulcan at Guantanamo, when that vessel ob viated the necessity of withdrawing half the fleet from the Santiago blockade. CLEVER SWINDLERS CAPTURED. Railroad Companies Robbed of Thou sands of Dollars. Chicago, Oct 27. Two alleged swindlers who, by means of clever for geries and bogus passes are thought to have within the past three years se cured thousands of dollars from rail road companies and scalpers in all parts of the United States, have been arrested here. C. C. Rosenberg, East- on, Penn, and E. I. Ashby, Bethlehem, Peun, are the names given by the pris oners. They were arrested as they were about to board a train for Cin cinnati. In two valises which they carried were found hundreds of passes bear ing names of railroad officials, all of which are thought to be forgeries, to gether with many rubber stamps and letters containing signatures from which they were made. A forged signature of James C. Cas sell. passenger agent cf the Norfolk and Western railroad, was instrument al in causing the arrest of the two men. THE PACKING TRUSTS COMBINE. Chicago, Oct 27 The Times-Herald says: There is to be a consolidation of Armour & Co of Chicago and the Armour Packing company of Kansas City and an increase of the capital of the Chicago corporation from $20,- 000,000 to $35,000,000 The plan will be carried out within a week. It will still be altogether nn Armour affair, and the whole of the $35,000,000 cap ital stock will be held by members of the family, except such small inter ests as may be owned by heads of de partments" or members of the direc tory. REPUBLICANS' GREAT CLAIMS. - Chicago, Oct 27. Congressman J. W.- Babcock, chairman of the republi can national congressional committee, asserts that his party will have a ma jority of not less than seventeen in the next national house of representa tives, two more than it has in the pres ent house, and eight more than the number needed to elect a speaker. FATHER OF SIXTY CHILDREN. Pittsburg, Penn, Oct 27. Edward Henry, reputed to be the oldest man in the country, diet! at his home to day; aged' 110 years. He was born a slave -in Culpepper, On, in 1784. Dur ing his long career lie was married five times, nnd is survived by his fifth wife, bv' whom lie had thirteen chil dren. . JTe is said to. be the father of sixty children. GRAIN.SIIORTAGE IN RUSSIA. , St- Petersburg, .Oct 27. According to the Official Messenger, the grain short age is not confined to the eastern prov inces and Siberia. The provinces rich est in cereals are actually suffering on acpount of poor harvests. Grain is forwarded ahead of other merchan dise, nnd grain railway rates have. been reduced. . " t RAILROAD WRECK. . Scranton, Penn, Oct 27. A disas trous ,. wreck. -! reported on the Dela ware,.' Lackawanna and Western railroad.'.- The wreck occurred near Hen ry ville, Penn, on the grade down tho Pocono ,mountain. , ; OWNERS Colliery Managers are Offering t Concessions to Miners. Only One Mine Near Shenandoah That Has Failed To Post The Notice Pennsylvania Railroad Company Has Afso Granted The Ten Per Cent Increase- What Secretary Paiigburn Says. Shenandoah, Pa, Oct 27. Superin teiineut Hairo, ot the Tliomas Coal company posted notices this morning to the oft eel thai his company iiad agreed to make ihe same concessions 1o the mine workers as the Heading company. - 'I no Susquehanna Coal company's collieries at William Penn is the oiily one in this vicinity where the notices have not been posted. Their men have decided to remain on strike until as surances are given that they would receive tho auvanee in wages. Shamokin, Pa, Oct 27. Secretary George liartlein of the Niutli district received word from the strike leaders of the Lykcns and Willinmstowu dis tricts to-day that the Pennsylvania railroad company had granted the 10 per cent increase and had agreed to arbitrate the powder question, liart lein immediately wired the United Mine Workers to return to work next Monday, Twenty-six hundred men and boys are employed in the two dis tricts. New York, Oct 27. Jeremiah Pang burn, secretary of the wholesale Coal Dealers Protective association, in dis cussing the effects of the end of the coal strike, said: "It will be impossible for the Read ing or any of the companies to start up all their mines, for. the reason that many of the miners who are mostly Welshmen, Italians and Hungarians, have gone back to Europe." "If all the mines in the anthracite region are started up will the price of coal go down to where it was be fore! lie strike?" was asked. "No," was the reply. "How can it, when the mine owners are to pay 10 per cent increase in wages? Coal'will remain all winter long at least fiftv to seventy-five cents a ton higher than before the strike, no matter how much is ::iined, "The first coal taken from the mines on resumption of work will go to the line trade; next the west will be sup plied, because higher prices are ob tained in the west; then the Boston market, and last of all the North River trade." INDIANS NOT DESTITUTE. AH Are Employed at Various Occupa tions and Are Doing Well. Victoria, B. C, Oct 27 Captain Kil gour, of revenue cutter Perry, which has arrived here from .-. cruise along the Alaskan coast, says that reports of destitution among the Indians of Fox island are not true. The men raising blue foxes on the islands are meeting with success, but not those who are trying to breed silver foxes. The catch of sea otter has been bet ter than for years, one Alaska com mercial company having thirty-one skins, worth about $1,000 each. The men working on mines about one hundred miles in from the Bristol bay have good placer and quartz pros pects. The canners also did well, but Cap tain Kilgour reports that illegal meth ods were adopted to catch the fish. BAD GULF STORM. Vancouver, B. C, Oct 27. A storm which raged over the northern part of the gulf of Georgia on Wednesday night and Thursday did much dam age to steamers and wharves. The Comox. which has arrived, brought news that the Comet and Brunette. two large tugs, lost both their tows off Gower Point, seventy miles from Vancouver. They had three scows nnd large books of logs, all of which were broken to pieces. Two fishing boats were picked up. the occupants of which had boon drowned, as shown by the fact that tho sails of the boats were still out. Other small damage is reported. EMPRESS SERIOUSLY ILL. ' Tien Tsln. Friday. Oct 20. Informa tion has been received from Japanese sources that the empress dowager is seriously ill at Tai Chuen Fu. and that the most prominent physicians in the empire have been called to attend her. AMOUNT OF GALVESTON FUND. Galveston, Tex, Oct 27. The con tributions for relief of Galveston flood sufferers received to 'October 25 are $1,104,308. , . WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Oct 27. For 'Connecti cut: Fair and cooler to-nicht and Sunday; light to fresh northwest winds. . - AVeather notps: A rida-e of liie-h pressure extends from the Lake region soiuuwara to tne uuir . low area lies along, the Atlantic const, central off Florida, with a secondary center over New .York state. . Observations taken at 8 a. m.: ' Barom. Tem. W. Wca. Bismarck ... ... Boston j. Buffalo ....... .30.12 .30.18 . .30.10 .30.22 .30.24 ..30.02 .30.22 .30.08 -.30.14 .30.18 .30.1(1 .30.12 .30.14 .30.1 S .30.20 .30.12 -30.1G 42 SS 50 n0 54' 42 30 70 Ci r.s r,n- 70' 00 no f!2 52 GS N . W W NW s R SW' NE S E SE NE S NW S SE S Cloudy Foggy Cloudy Clear Clear Cloudy Clear Pt Cldy Clear Cloudy Rain'g Clear Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Rain'g Clear Cincinnati . , Chicago ... . Denver . . . . Helena .... . Jacksonville , Kansas City Nantucket -. . New" Haven New Orleans New York Pittsburg . . St Louis s . . St Paul' 54'asblugton CORPORAL HAYES DEAD. Waterbury Man Dies In The Hospital at Cavite. Mr and Mrs Robert Hayes of Wol cot street received word last Thurs day from the military authorities in the Philippines that their son John died in the hospital at Cavite on Sep tember 14. from liver troubles. He was buried with full military honors, and it is the intention of the govern ment to later disinter the remains and have them shipped hack to ihe United States to the family In this 'city.. Young Hayes enlisted in this city and was serving his country faithfully when taken ill. He was an excellent soldier and only last July 14 he" was pro moted from private to corporal. He was a member of Company A of the Forty-sixth regiment. The Hayes family formerly resid'ed on Hickory street in rbis city. IIOLOHAN'8 RESOLUTION". Wants Monthly Report From Board of Selectmen At the adjourned town meeting Mon day night, Patrick llolohan will offer the following resolution: Bo it voted that the board of select men are hereby instructed to prepare an itemized account, on or before the 10th day of each month hereafter, of all money expended by them during the preceding month under the head ings given on page 102 of the select men's report for the year ending Oc tober 1. 1900, entitled "Estimated Ex penses." And be it further voted that the said itemized account show where and for and by whom and upon whose ac count each item spent during said pre ceding month has been expended. And be it further voted that said itemized accout aforesaid be given to each of the newspapers published in said town of Waterbury, on, or before the 10th day of each month here after. And be it further voted that said itemized account designate the name and part of each road upon which any money is expended and the amount of money so expeneded dur ing each mouth as aforesaid. DEWEY'S BROTHER DEAD. Montpelier. Vt, Oct 27 Edward Dewey, brother of Admiral Dewey, died suddenly at. his home here late hist night. He lias been ill for sev eral months with kidney trouble but his death was uuexepected. He was 71 years of age. CITY NEWS. Light lanterns to-day at 0:01 and to morrow at just t o'clock. The Tammany Hall association will meet to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. " The democratic association will hold an important meeting to-night at the rooms on Grand "street. Miss Monica May McMahon of An sonla is visiting Mrs John II. Roper of 80 Waterville street. The annual inspection and muster of Companies A and G will take place at the armory on the evening of No vember 20. Joseph Phelan died to-day at the home of his sister, Mrs William F. Dillon. 30 Scovill street. The funer al arrangements are not yet complet ed. The ramble in the woods which the boys" gymnasium class of the Y. M. C. A. was to have held to-day was post poned Indefinitely on account of the weather. The game which was scheduled to take place to-day in Ansonia between the Waterbury and Ansonia High schools was cancelled by the latter on account of the inclemency of the weather. The gold-headed enony cane which will be voted to the most popular fire man at the fair to be given for the benefit of St Thomas's parish in a few weeks, is on exhibition at Lake & Strobel's store. A new feature of the Y. M. C. A. work is a series- of meetings which will be held on Sunday afternoons at 3 o'clock for all boys in the city .whose apre ranges between 12 nnd Itljrpars.. The first of these meetings will be held to-morrow afternoon. Edgar C. Tullar of Seymour was to day appointed administrator on the estate of the late Lona O. Onrues, the first wife of Robert A. Games, who died a few weeks ago. This appoint ment was made to clear the way to a law suit over the estate left by Mr Cr.vnes. The funeral of Mrs Villiam Noonan. who died in Hartford Thursday, will be held to-morrow afternoon, with services at St Patrick's church in that city. Several years ago the deceased resided in this city, where she formed many lasting friendships. Three, sis ters survive her. Mrs William Duncan. Miss Ann Hennessey and Mrs James Horigan. Dr TV ,T. Kiluiartin is a nephew of the deceased. -. A surprise party . wag given Miss Nellie Curley at her home on South Main street last evening, where a num ber of her friends had met ,for the pur pose of haying a good time, and their purpose was fulfilled. The evening was pleasantly spent in games and amusements. Among those who con tributed to the evening's eutertainment were the Misses Wheelehan and Cur ley, who rendered several' selections on the piano, and ft: Desuibnd, who sang sweetly several songs. : At 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at Jacques theater Dr F. N. Seerev of Springfield. Mass,- and E. T.. Bates of New Haven will'. deliver, addresses. The former will have as a subject the advantage of the, physical. V work ' to young men. while. Mi Bates'1 will con- ,fine himself to a discussion. of local Y. M. C. A. work. The doors will open at 3 o'clock and from, that time until the first address commences music will be furnished by the Y-..M. C. A. orchestra.-. .The meeting, . which 1. free to men. .ought to be largely attended, as both men are excellent speakers and are In close touch- with the; subjects which they will discuss,- . . ? .- DEVER DRUGGED. Former Citizen of Waterbury Robbed At The Plaza GOLD WATCH AND $800 GONE. John E. Dever, the Man Who Lost tho - Money and Watch, Is Well Known Here Now a Resident of Brooklyn Came to Waterbury to Complete a Real Estate Transaction. John Dever, for several years a fore man in the boiler department at Ran dolph & Clowes, and now In the em ploy of the navy yard at Brooklyn, N. i'., came to Waterbury yesterday to close a real estate transfer, and after completing the work he decid ed 'to stop over night at the Plaza, hotel on Center street. Ho was given a bed in room 20 on the second floor, where everything appeared to be 'all serene until about 4 o'clock this morn ing when he woke up and found his gold watch ami $800 In money "that he had iu his pocket missing. The case was reported to the police authorities, but it does not seem as if they can "do anything about it. Tho manager of the hotel told a Democrat reporter this morning that he knew nothing about the robbery beyond the fact that Mr Dever slopped there last night-and reported that he had lost S00 and his watch. He also said that a large num ber of strangers who came here.to see the fight stopped at the place last night and that, anyway, it was unwise for a man to go to bed with such a large sum of money in his possession. When interviewed on the matter Mr Dever had quite a different story to tell and made no bones of the state- in his room. He went to the Plaf.a, lie said, because he had stopped there before and supposed that he would bo as safe there now as over, but that it did not take him long to find out that he had made "a serious mistake, "l was dozing asleep," said Mr Dever to the reporter in presence of half a dozen other citizens in Exchange place at noon to-day, "when a woman enter ed the room and commenced to rum mage around nnd before I knew what was the matter I felt myself going off in a stupor. I knew I was being drug ged, but I couldn't turn a ' hand to save myself. When 1 got over- it the first thing I thought of was my money and watch, but both were gone and all I could do about it at that time was report the case at the police sta tion. I'm waiting around now to put the case into the hands of Prosecut ing Attorney Durnnt." There is another phase of the story, but just how much truth there is in It it would be hard to tell, and in any case the Democrat does not care to go into that part of it. In brief it is that Mr Dever knows the woman and that he can produce witnesses to prove the truth of the allegation. Tint at tendant who ushered Mr Dever into the room says that the door was not locked at all and that the place was fixed up hurriedly for the accommo dation of Mr Dever. John Dever is well and favorably known about town and everybody feels sorry for his loss. He is an hon est, (straightforward fellow and de served better treatment in the town where he spent so many years of his life than he received here last night. Mr Dever says there is no doubt in his mind about the money and watch being in his possession when he re tired and that any statement to flie effect that he might have lost them before he went to the hotel Is all moon shine. The robbery created lots of talk and was the principal topic of discussion about the center all day. RESERVOIRS FILLING UP. . To-day's Rain Brought Joy to Superin tendent John O'Brien. John O'Brien, superintendent of the bureau of water, is the happiest man in town to-day. all because the indica tions point to a dash of rain between now and Monday. Mr O'Brien-was beginning to grow fearful of the pub lic on account of the condition of the reservoirs, for ho knew that everybody was looking to him to sei that the water held out, no matter 'where' it tame from. He reported it 13 feet btlow the dam last night and stated that he did not know what, the- city would do if the dry weather held out much longer. It is said that Mr O'Brien had' plans perfected to leave town as soon as ho learned that the supply at the Wigwam reservoir was exhausted, and naturally he is over joyed at the prospect of-, not having to skip for another year any way. PLOT DISCOVERED. Lyons. Oct 27. The Nouvelliste- de Lyon says a plot to assassinate Presi dent Loubet has been discovered. It appears that an electrician named Cou turier burglariously entered the elec tric company's premises at Nimes, and stole 2.500 francs. He was. tracked to Orange, near Lyons, where ho. was, arrested. Documents found on. his person revealed, the paper says,', -an anarchist conspiracy to assassinate President Loubet on his coming visit to Lyons to unveil a monument erect ed to the memory of President Carnoi. Couturier is said to have committed the burglary in order to obtain funds to carry out his project. He has con fessed to the police, who are - now tracking his accomplices. , CELEBRATION POSTPONED. London, Oct 27. The- celebration upon the occasion of the return to Eng- land of the City of London Imperial volunteers has been postpoheduntil Monday on account of the latenesa of the arrival of the steamship Aurania. which has "the, best troops on board. The vessel cannot dock at Southamp. ton until late this afternoon.; By 10:30 o'clock this morning. however,, the streets of Lohdon were scanning With expectant 'crowds, who were Ignorant of the postponement.' . j. , --; ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS. New York. Oct 27. Arrived: Stenm-i er L'Aquitaine, from Havre; steamer New, r"- -""1 Southampton.