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Discussed Campaign Issues at
Elm City.
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.
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. '
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Project Is Now Under Way For a Big
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
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
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
- 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.
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.
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. .
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. , ;
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."
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.
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
' 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.
Galveston, Tex, Oct 27. The con
tributions for relief of Galveston flood
sufferers received to 'October 25 are
$1,104,308. , .
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 .......
.30.18 .
.30.08 -.30.14
.30.1 S
N .
Pt Cldy
Cincinnati . ,
Chicago ... .
Denver . . . .
Helena .... .
Jacksonville ,
Kansas City
Nantucket -. .
New" Haven
New Orleans
New York
Pittsburg . .
St Louis s . .
St Paul'
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,- . . ? .-
Former Citizen of Waterbury
Robbed At The Plaza
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.
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.
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.
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. , --;
New York. Oct 27. Arrived: Stenm-i
er L'Aquitaine, from Havre; steamer
New, r"- -""1 Southampton.

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