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WATERBURY, CONN, WEDNESDAY, -DECEMBER 12, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. AFTER 100 YEARS Washington Is Celebrating its Centennial To-Day. BUSINESS AT A STAND STILL Just One Hundred Tears Ago Since The Seat of Government Was Es tablished At Washington Notable Speeches Delivered During The Ex ercises To-Day. "Washington, Dec 12. The national caiiital in in gala attire to-day in celebration of the one hundredth an niversary of the establishment of the seat of federal government at Wash ington. All business, public and pri- vate. is suspended. while the president i and his cabinet, the senate and house of representatives, the federal judici ary, the governors of many states, and a great concourse of citizens and visit ors join in the elaborate festivities of Hie day. One hundred years ago the transfer of the seat of government was made from Philadelphia to Washing ion and the site previously selected by President Washington was taken possession of by the various branches of government. President and Mrs Adams driving over from Philadelphia, the senate and house holding their sessions here for the first time. For months Washington has been prepar ing for a lit ting commemoration of this interesting historical event and the celebration to-day is designed to bring out the development which a century tuts brought forth both in the capital and in the nation. From an early hour to-day the streets were tilled witli an eager ex pectant throng. Pennsylvania avenue was a blaze of color from end to em), the business houses being htiug with bunting. Hags and patriot devices. Tne great public buildings added their share to the brilliancy of the spectacle. From the front of the treasury radiat ed an enormous sunburst of red white and blue. Further on, the war. state :.nd navy departments, and the depart ment of justice were resplendent in the national colors. At the other end of Pennsylvania avenue Hie massive front of the capitol was hung with long s! reamers, and from the dome fluttered a myriad of flags, while the front of the huge post office department was covered with the national colors. The program of the day began with a reception at 10 o'clock by President MeKinley and members of his cabi net to tin? governors of the states and territories at the executive mansion. This was followed by the unveiling in the east room of the model of thc.pro posed enlarged executive mansion, which is to be a lasting memorial of to-day's celebration. The other events of the day were a parade from the white house to. the capitol. participated in by the presi dent and oilier dignitaries and visit ing and district militia: joint exercises by the sente and house in the hall of the house of representatives. To night a reception will be tendered the governors of the states and territories at the Corcoran gallerv of art- Colonel Theodore A. Bingham. U. S. A., superintendent of public buildings and grounds, gave an interesting ac count cf the plans for the enlargement of the executive mansion. Of all the records he had been able to find of ex tensions. Colonel Bingham said, that prepared under the supervision of the late Mrs Harrison came nearest to ful lilling certain guiding principles con sidered as necessary to be followed in any design for an extension, not only on account of their own propriety but to meet the views of the great majori ty of the American peopl". Mrs Harri son's plan, he said, consists in a word, of buildings about the size of the present house, one on the east side and .ne on the west side of the White House grounds, connected to the pres ent mansion by curved wings the litadraiiglo being completed by re wilding the conservatories at the south nd of the grounds. Perhaps the most i striking advantage of this .plan is that it quite maintains the present open ness to sun and air toward the south md southwest a vital necessity and reserves the beautiful view to the icrfh a: unobstructed as it is to-day. This plan leaves the present mansion mehaiiccd. not an outer door or win tow of a room is closed, the extensions . berinning ot. the prolongation of the main corridors. Architectural har ntrny has been preserved. Careful, but not final estimates, on the exten sions proposed. Colonel Bingham said, nrrount to $1, 100,000, including furni ture. Coventor Leslie M. Show of Iowa had for his subject: "The development of the states during the century 1800 1'JCO." Governor Shaw said that the close of the most remarkably century in the flight of time finds Americans tixo best housed, the best few, the best clothed, the best educated, the best churched, the most urofitably employed and the happiest because the most hopeful of any people at any time or niiliT any sky. Marvellous are the pages of then- history: unprecedented and unparalleled the record of their nr hieve-moiits: great and honorable the nnnals of their deeds. . Destiny or man's wisdom, call it which you will, lias placed both Asia and the islands of the sea tinder Amer ican tuition and has made the flag of freedom the harbinger oflietter tinners to eight thousand millions people. ihe iiattiral distributing point for whose more than twenty-five hundred mllllbn!i commerce is under the sovereignty ef the United States. Surely the future is big with possi bilities. To be a parent and responsi ble for the development and education of the baby in 'the cradle is a great charge; to be of the faculty of a uni versity with a thousand students Is quite enough to mnke.one thoughtful nnd serious, but to be a. citizen of the United States. " commissioned to in struct a strange and ancient people in things new and in ways righteous and m acts honorable, and to be answerable t the world and God for results jrould inspire not pride, but humility and should demand the least of all the exercise of greatest wisdom. President W. B. F. MacFarland, of the board of district commissioners, re viewed the historical development of the District of Columbia. Comment ing on its form of government, he said: "Although many good citizens have regretted that in the national capital taxation without representation is the principle of government, it is generally admitted that for the District of Col umbia the present form of government is the best possible. Free from the slightest suspicion of scandal, succes sive boards of commissioners of the highest character have administered the affairs of the district more etheiout ly and economically than the affairs of any other American municipality have been administered, and to such gener al satisfaction that there lias been no lasting criticism." i Representative Serno Payne of New ! York next delivered an interesting ac- count of the controversy that finally resulted in the location of the capital city on the Potomac, going at some length into the struggles that were ; made by the different states for the honor and quoting from debates in con ' gress to show the feeling which the 'question had aroused. Particular ref erence was made the the political shrewdness displayed by Hamilton and : Jefferson in connection with its final location. Hamilton's financial mens ! lire for the assumption by the nation ! of the debts incurred by the states in j maintaining the revolutionary war had i failed, and Hamilton believed that the ! very existence of the Union depended I ii poti its reconsideration and passage. was making strenuous endeavors to accomplish that result. The south had voted against it. Hamilton proposed a compromise. Jefferson should help j pass the assumption act and Hamilton as a quid pro quo should bring over enough votes to put through the act locating the seat of government on the Potomac. Mr Payne said: "This incident removes some of the glamour which time has thrown over the acts of the 'Fathers' and reveals them to us as human beings, no belter than the politicians of to-day. Sure ly it is not the highest type of legisla tive integrity that characterizes this historical episode; but we can forgive this bit of "log rolling' when we re flect that it saved a threatened rupture of the union." NATIONALISTS IN SESSION. O'Brien's Resolution Loudon News papers Comment Upon If. Dublin, Dec 12. The nationalist convention resumed its session to-day, John Redmond presiding. After reso lutions bad been adopted amending the constitution of the United Irish league and making the nationalist con vention an annual fixture, William O'Brien made himself more popular with the delegates by moving a strong ly worded resolution in favor of the abolition of landlordism in Ireland and the transfer of the so:l to ttte occupying proprietary. Loudon,' Dec 12. The newspapers regard yesterday's nationalist conven tion at Dublin as a remarkable vic tory for William O'Brien, but: they comment at length on the turbulent scenes. The Times thinks Mr Red mond must regret the candor of his opening speech, wherein he warned the audience that if the proceedings ended in a spectacle of rancor and disorder the evil effects would continue for a lifetime. The Daily Chronicle, always sympa thetic with Ireland and home rule; says: . "How long will the tongues of the crown delegates be the greatest stumbling block the Irish have to over come in their struggle for home rule? How long will nationalist meetings continue to furnish t lie .detractors of Ireland with weighty arguments for frustrating reasonable hopes?" The Daily News says: "Mr O'Brie,. must henceforth be the real leader of Irish nationalism, and his formal adoption cannot be long delayed. If Mr Redmond is re-elected parliamen tary chairman next session, il will simply be as an instrument and puppet of Mr O'Brien. Or' his obvious, fervent partiotism. in the Irish sense. there, can be no doubt. He is a generous, single-minded enthusiast. His sagaci ty is less obvious." The Aaiericau University. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. The board of trustees cf the American university held its annual meeting here yesterday. In the absence of Mr. John -E. Amlrus of New York, president of the board. Mr. John F. Robinson of Illinois presided. Bishop Hurst reported that ihej-e was now between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 on hand and urged that every effort should he put forward to secure $1,000. 000 during the coming year. The money would be used, he said, as a basis for opening the institution for actual work in instruction. Everything was report ed to be in a prosperous condition. Un report of .the financial secretary showed that $73,000 will soon be added to tht endowment fund. Mrs. Aeton Alone Gets Da-xuasrea. NEW YORK,: Dec. 12. The jury in the supreme court at White Ploins gave Its verdict in the Acton damage suit against the New York Central and Hud sou River railroad for injuries received in the wreck of the Montreal express near Garrisons hi October.' 1807. The verdict awards Mr. Mary Acton $3,000, while her husband, Joseph E. Acton, is non suited. . The Actons, who were on their wedding trip, were' riding ou a pass. The verdict gives Mrs.- Actou damages and Mr. Acton none because he alone. signed the pass. . - - A Head, on Collision. S CHICAGO, Dec. 12. Four persons were injured and many passengers se verely shaken up in a head -on collision between a construction gravel train and the St. Louis express train on the Chi cago and Alton road near Sagbridge, 30 miles otlt of Chicago. The failure of the flagman to carry out instructions caused the accident. But for rtie fact that the express train was hcadetl. by two loco motives,' which, - tended '. to . break the shock, the crowded coaches would have been completely demolished. ' ,r.., ,,' ., AHK1VAL OF STEAMERS. , ; Oueenstown Dec 12. Arrived: Ten- tonic, from New Tort for Liverpool, WHAT CAUSED HE Of the Expeditions in Aid of the Green Family. Lack of Transport Facilities Expedi tion Finally Started October 12 A Disagreeable March Through Sand. Followed by a Blizzard of Rain and . Sleet. Tien Tsin. Nov 5. The international expedition to Pao Ting Fu, by some deemed to he a necessary tactical movement, in quest of the unfortunate Often family, alter repeated postpone ments has at length become a part of history of the "yellow terror" of 1900. Lack of transport facilities on the part of the Germans delayed the movement until October 12. when from Pekin and Tien Tsin there started simultane ously three columns to accomplish what should have and what would have been done at least a month pre v .sly had the British commanding otneer at Tien Tsin been allowed to move when ready to do so. The Tien Tsin columns were com manded by General Baellond of the French army and Major-General Lome Campbell,, ihe former taking a direct route to the north of the waterway to Pao Ting Fu and the latter a more circuitous route 10 tile south of the same. General Baellond owed his command to somewhat peculiar cir cumstances. News had been received that the French column was already moving to Pao Ting Fu independently and alone. To frustrate this action the command of the Tien Tsin columns was ofi'eied to General Baellond and j accepted on the distinct understanding ! that llie French column alluded to be j halted until the arrival of the allies. . when, on reaching their destination, would be commanded by General Sir Alfred Gaselee. commanding the col umn from Pekin. Tile commands of General Baellond and General Campbell consisted of German and Italian troops and British India troops, with a battery of Royal Horse artillery, a small number of the Australian contingent and a battery of two pompom guns. Accompanying Campbell's command the route lay southwest through Til Lui. destroyed-by the troops a month previously, to the walled city of Wen An Si en in the vicinity of which it was claimed the Chinese- imperial troops had dispersed the boxers some live days before our arrival, inflicting heavy losses. At Ma Chou, a small walled city, on the ITih of October, General Campbell received a letter from General Baellond stating that the French had occupied Pao Ting Fu on the 13th iustnut without opposition, having anticipated the acts of the al lies and broken the promise that they would await the other commands. On the IStli Yien Chou Ilsien was reached. This is a walled city of some pretensions, evidently prosperous and a center of the rich agricultural dis trict. On the 10th the rear guard of the column while leaving the city, hav ing been delayed by baggage transport, was treated to a somewhat hostile demonstration. Some hundreds of the towns people gathered about them, one man endeavoring to incite the crowd to action. This would be leader was somewhat severely handled and the guard moved out without further an noyance. Alter a most disagreeable march on the -Ot'n. through a dust sloriii of unwonted severity, ending in a blizzard of rain and sleet, rendering the going heavy and dangerous. I'ao Ting Gu was reached on the 21st of October, after a march of 130 miles through a country which but for an exceptionally dry season would have been absolutely impassable, many miles of the route being described on the Chinese and foreign maps as lakes and marshes.. NEGRO WITH A GUN". Fir; d at a Fellow Worker To-day Was Fined and Sent to Jail. New London. Dee 12. Albert Drake, a negro stevedore, employed by the Central Vermont Railway Co. tired flute shots at Theopliilus Wyatt, a fel low frieglit handler, this morning, ns the result of a controversy over som3 trivial matter. One shot made a flesh wound in Wyatt's leg. Drake was ar rested and brought into the police court, where he was fined $15 and costs aud was sentenced to sixtv davs in jail. DEAD AT 104. Hartford, Dec 12. News was re ceived here to-day by relatives that Captain Jonathan Norton died at his home in East Lee yesterday at the age of 104 years. 4 months and lo days. The end of this remarkably long life came peacefully at o:"0 yesterday af ternoon. Captain Norton has been ill for six months and it has been known for some days that death was immi nent. He was unconscious during the last few hours of his life. Captain Norton has a number of great grand children in this city. He lived under all the presidents of the United States. Bold Ennl Koblicrs. CLEVELAND, Dee. 12. Six men raided Seville. )., .'!( miles from Cleve land, bound Marshal Frank Weaver, and pv.t hini in a room over the bank run t.y John F. High. Two mea then went to guard High's residence while the others blew up the vault with dynamite, wreck ing the interior.of the buildiag. They se cured $1,000 iu notes ami silver, but over looked )500 iu gold mid $000 worth tif jewelry. The robbers stole a handcnrand went south over the Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling railway. Furthei-Ald't'or Gnlvevton WASHINGTON. Dec. 12 The Wash ington auxiliary to the national Red Cross association yesterday sent $1,C00 to' Mr. John Seeley. chairman of the re lief committee at Galveston, to be used in providing shelter for the homeless. Another thousand will be sent soon' by the auxiliary, -which is receiving-contributions from all parts of. .tne United States for this purpose. - : ;. , " Yello-ur Fever Subsiding.. .' .,. 4 HAVANA, 'Dec. 12. The yellow fever situation - here' shows general iroprove Sient. Twenly-ciglit cases are now under treatment, including only one American. SENATOR QUAY'S SEAT. Another Fight to Take Place in the Pennsylvania Log- ';tture. Harrisburg, Pemv'' 12. An nouncement is- vaif .-day that the republican caucus toNaame a candidate for United States senator to fill the va- j : caucy caused by the expiration of the Ur.1Ilv ..,,,!.. r,,,,. . T. Tr. , . term of at s On.-v ,vi i i r.ii,..i ii'iJUJ I eople ihink It High Time the meet on Tuesday night, January 1, at 8 o'clock. The legislature meets in bi- ennial session at noon that day. The republicans have a majority in both branches, but. both factions of the re publican party tire claiming control of the legislature, the anti-Quay republi- can leaders asserting that they will be in the ascendency ty reason ol an alliance with the democrats. The legislature will vole for United State senator on January 1-". TAXATION OF RAILROADS. Special Session of Michigan Legisla ture to Consider That Question. Lansing. Mich. Dec 12. The special session of the state legislature called by Governor Pingree last Tuesday for i the purpose of amending the tax laws j of the state so that railroads and ! other corporations will be taxed on j their actual cash value instead of : specifically on Iheir earnings as at , present will be called to order in this j city to-day. Heretofore the constitu I lion lias made specific taxation of oor i porations on earning mandatory, but at the last election in November an j amendment was adopted authorizing taxation of corporate property on its ! cash value at the average general rate of taxation of all other properly in llie j state. A canvas of the legislators who ; have arrived in the city shows a j strong sentiment that the enactment ! of a tax bill should be left to the next I legislature, which meets the lirst week in January. They assert ihat there is j nor sufficient time left to llie present I legislature to properly consider so im I porta ut a measure. DE WET'S RUNNING FIGHT. The Boer Commander Is Fighting the Ground Inch by Inch. London. Dee 12. Lord Kitchener cables the war ottice from Pretoria, under date of December 12. that Gen eral Knox reports from Heivelia that he is engaged in a running tight with General De Wet. and 1hat the enemy is moving toward Reddcrsburg. where there is a column ready to co-operate with them. Lord Kitchener in another dispatch reports that the Boers attacked the post near Barlierton. The British casualties were three killed, live wounded and thirteen taken prisoners. 1 lie captured men have since been re leased. The Boers raided the Riverton Read station, December 11. They are Tx ing followed up. -NEW YORK'S VOTE. Board of Canvassers Complete State the Work. Albany, N. Y.. Dec 12. The state board of canvassers met to-day and canvassed the vote cast last. Novem ber.Only four of the sixty-one counties gave majorities for Bryan. They wore New York, Queens. Richmond and Schoharie. Following are the totals for presi dent : Republican. MeKinley, 821.002; dem ocrat, Bryan. !7.S.38ti: social-labor Mal loney. 12.(122: prohibition. Woolley, 22.043: social-democral. Debs. 12,809. McKinley's plurality, 143,00)1. The plurality of Odell, republican, for gov ernor, was 111.120. THE TELEGRAPHERS' STRIKE. Brotherhood of Railroad Men Undeeid ed How to Act. Pueblo. Col, Dec 12. Representatives from the six railroad brotherhoods held a secret meeting last night for the pur pose of considering whether they should take action in sunport of the striking telegraphers. The various delegations were appointed as commit tees to present the matter to their rc. spedivo brotherhoods separately. The meeting was informal and those pres ent were very reticent. Some expressed Ihe opinion that they ought to back up the telegraphers, but that it might not be expedient to do so. POWERS ALL xGREE. Conditions Satisfactory in the Joint China Note. London. Dee 12. The negotiations of the powers iu regard to the joint China note were concluded satisfactor ily yesterday, all agreeing to the con ditions identically as outlined by Count Von Buelow, the imperial chancellor of Germany. November 10, with the nvflnl ti-.ll o f the introductory clause saying the demands are which is eliminated. irrevocable. TELEGRAPH P RO MOT E R 1 E A D. New York. Dec 12. Robert T. Tlghe, who established the first tele graphic system in South Africa, is dead at his home here. He was born iu Dublin. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the Fortieth New York regiment. In ISCC he entered the employ of Adrian C. Mors and went to Chili and Peru, where he es tablished telegraphic systems. For eighteen years he had been superin tendent oi' ft large building. CANADIAN SOLDIERS EMBARK. Liverpool, . Dec .11. The British steamer Lake Champlain, which sailed hence this morning for Halifax; had on board Companies A, B and I of the Royal Canadian regiment, forming the contingent which has been in England for about a fortnight on its way home from South . Africa. OXFORD BEAT CAMBRIDGE. V London, Dec 12. The annual rugby foot' ball same between Oxford and Cambridge was played to-day at the Queen's club. The game was a mag nificent one and was witnessed by a lm-cra orwl fashionable andience'. The game was won by Oxford with two goals to one goal and one try ; FIX HP LIBERTY STREET. The Matter Has Been in Hands Long Enough. City Fathers Handled This Question by Building the Street Nearly Twen ty Years Since the Layout Was First Ordered. 'The article in yesterday's Democrat on the Liberty street quest ion was read discussed m all parts of the town last, night and the reneral opinion on me suo.ioet. so far as we have been able to learn, was that the city should go ahead with Liberty and "give up fooling about. Jewelry street. In fact, some people think that a big delegation should appear at the next meeting of jihe board of aldermen ami request Jrheni to order the board of public I works to commence operations there : right away, and then whatever dif ferences there are between the city, the railroad) 'company, and owners of private property, will soon come to a head and can be settled in the courts if the parties cannot agree among themselves. The layout cf Liberty; ' street was ordered in 1SN2. but the award of benefits ami damages was not made until seven years later. In l.S9r .there was a balance of SmOO to this ac count and the work was ordered done, but the superintendent of streets diil not see what could be thine there with ; that amount and tin that account noth ing was done on the job. It was in that year that Thomas Kelly throai j ened to take law proceedings to com- pel "the superintendent of streets to carry out the order of the road board. ! but for some reason or other he didn't 'do it.-and it has stood Uiore from that jday to this. The award of benefits and damages was based upon a ir,."-.-! foot bridge across the tracks of the iNnugatuek railroad, but since that i lime the company purchased additional I land there and now they want a span I of 4Sr feet, one that will clear their ; whole property as far. as Benedict i street. In the opinion of many citi zens the railroad commissioners should j be requested to come here and look ! Into the matter and make a report as to whether, in their judgment, such a wide span is needed there, and if so should the city be obliged to pay for any more of it man was agreed upon at the time the award of benefits was made. In reference to the sinking fund matter, many Ihink favorably of it. but the scheme lias not by any means as many advocates as that of going ahead now. or at least, as soon as the weather permits, and spend the money that has been appropriated for that; purpose and keep at it until the work : is completed. Mayor Barlow's admin- j istration is receiving some severe raps for not making a commencement on the job. as some of his friends prom ised 'the public he would do. but what's the use of talking abrnt spilled milk? The proper thing to do is to forget the mist d see what can no none in ine premises from this time forward. MOULDERS STILL OUT. Out of Town Workmen Arrived, but on Hearing Facts. Returned Home. The striking moulders are still out. and as their cause is just the spokes man of the strikers says he expects that all the old men will be at work again in a few days. Iu answer to advertisements in out of town papers, a number of men came to town last evening and this morning. They came from Meriden and New Britain, but upon hearing of the condition of affairs between the men and the foundry, they returned to their homes. tine man came from Naugatuck and was given employment, but before arrange, moots were fully completed he was asked to show his card. Not being a union man. lie could not show a card, so he was told he could not work there. Tlie strikers are surprised at this, they say. for ihey understood the foreman has been trying lo make it an open shoii. One of the coremakers. a l o- lander, has signified his going to work to-morrow wanted the local union intention ol morning. He to give him a written guarantee that it would stand by him. which the union refused lo do. and so he is going to return to work. The national otlicers have not arrived in town yet, but are expected. LEADING LADY St Paul. Dee 12. Mis DEAI ' Helen Baird. leading lady iu the theatrical com Th? Man From Mexico." pany playing died here to-day I rom lypiioiu pneu monia; Slit !l lintivo f 'f'-' York. WEATHER REPORT. Washington. Dec 12. For Connecti cut: Fair to-night, except snow and warmer in extreme west portion; Thursday cloudy and warmer, prob ably snow, variable winds, becoming fresh south. ' Weather notes: A storm area is central this morning in the upper Mis sissippi valley. Pleasant - weather prevails in other sections. Low tem peratures continue in th eastern and southern sections. Light frosts. were reported as far south as Florida. Teui noraturo is rising slowly in western sections. ' Barom. Tem. W. Wen. Bismarck -. Boston Buffalo Cincinnati . Chicago ... Denwr ..... Helena Jacksonville Kansas City Nantucket . . New Haven New Orleans New 'York '. Northfield i . Pittsburg '.. . t Louis ... St Paul i.;. . .20.94 . .:50.14 ..30.20 . ,:to.30 i. 30.10 . .30.20 . .30.18 . .30.24 .,:io.io ..30.14 .'i 30.22 . .30.18 . .30.20 ..30.1S ...30.2,8 ...30.1.8 .'.29.74 i'. 30.32 22 NW Clear 20 18 2(1 18 24 2(! 42 32 24 10 48 22 0 22 28 ' 28 20 W W SB S S w Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear . Clear NW Clear SW PtCldy NW Clear W Clear NE PtCldy w N ' w s sw w Clear Clear Clear Pt Cldy Cloudy Clear Clear 1 Washington ' liatteras --.-. ..30.38 3S X PERSISTENTLY PEDALING. Bicycle Riders Breaking Records Score at 2 O'clock. New York, Dec 12. The third day of the six-day bicycle race at Madi son Square Garden opened with eight teams still in the contest. Aucoutrier gave up at 7 o'clock this morning, say ing he was completely exhausted. His partner. Muller, was heartbroken and said he would never forgive Aucou trier for the disgrace he had brought upon them . The 2 o'clock score: Miles. Kikes aud McFarland 1.21:: Pierce and McEachern ..1.21". Simar and Gougiiltx 1,21". Turville and Gimm 1.21". Waller and Stiusuu 1.21". Babcock ami Aronson ...1.21". Fischer and Frederick ...1.213 Kaser and Uyser 1.212 Laps, c. CHANGED HANDS AGAIN. New York. Dec 12. The Sara top i ; Racing association property at Sara toga Springs has again changed hands. Gottfried Walbaum, reproseni ing the stockholders, has met representatives of ihe new purchasers by appointment and received the purchase money, which amounted to seventy-live cents on the dollar of the original stock sub scribed, or S243.7."0. The new syndi cate is composed of William C. Whit ney. Perry Belmont. Alfred Feather stone. F. R. Hitchcock. T. Hitchcock. Jr.. John San ford. K. T. Wilson. Jr. J. II. Alexander and P. J. Dwyer. The latest sale means much to the town of Saratoga for here will probably now be from IT to 2o open days' racing. Although nothing has been detinitoly settled. it is expected that the new president of the Saragota Racing as sociation will be William C. Whitney and. the treasurer will be Andrew Mil-!e;-. IT WAS HIS BROTHER. Portland. Me. Dee 12. A lelegrain was received by the police to-day from Montague Samuels. ."VI Broad street. New York, staling that the young man who committed, suicide at tilt- West End hotel yesterday was Svdnev Samuels, his brother, lie said that he once. would leave for Portland at ROYALTY OPENS RAILROAD. Stockholm. Dec 12. The Orobro Kryibo railroad was formally opc::ed to-day by Crown Prince Gustaf. AMHERST PROFESSOR DEAD. Springlield. Dec 12. Prof Marshall Ilcushaw of Amherst college died this morning. C ITY XEWS. Frances A, the live years' old daugh ter of Mr and Mrs John D. Smith ol" Birch street, died this morning. Mrs Fdward Simmons of Askley. Ia. who has been visiting the family of Mrs William Kennedy of South street for -tlie past three months, returned home to-day. The Derwin Mandolin. Banjo and Guitar orchestra has decided to bold no more rehearsals until afier the Christ mas holidays. Their next meeting will lie on Thursday night. January :i. Mrs Dinah Dunbar, age 00 years, died this morning at her home. 2-1 Gilbert street. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment' in Riverside cemetery. In ball the Y. M. C. A. junior baskeo league one of the fastest jnd most was interesting games ol the sef,mi ilayed yesterday afternoon be tween the Purples, who are at the tail end and the Whites, the loaders in the race. The former won out after a hard game by the score of 0-!. James Fitzgerald of Brooklyn has en tered suit against the city for S."ii! damages. The papers in tlie suit were served to-day by Constable Lannen, and were drawn up by the O'Neills. Fitzgerald claims that while riding his bicycle on North Riverside street . he sustained injuries by coming in con tact with a barbed wire which was the property ol the cii v and intruded tin the highway. At a basket E vines had as meeting of ball team was elected an opponent the High school to-day. Edward captain. Byrnes II. Cook. Five members follows: nor vol in was then voted. I lie vote resulted as Byrnes 2. II. Cook 2. one g. Chairman Jesse Devine asked lo decide in favor of either candidate but lie declined. A toss-up was then proposed and was agreed upon. Byrnes winning the toss. There is no doubt but that Byrnes will make a capable and etlicient cap- The four ih squad contest was held Monday night in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. The events were the standing broad jump and climbing ihe bar. Squad 1. won with 29 points to its credit, squad A second. 2S points, while squad C failed to score even one point. Selbie won first place in the standing broad jump, with a jump of S feet 1 1 inches. Brown, second. S feet 10 inches, and Chattli'ion third. S feet 4 inches. Ziglatski Avon first place in the second event" with 15 points to his credit while Brown close ly followed him .having 14 points. The new electric light sign on the southwest-corner of the Waterbury Furniture Co" s plant ou Broadway was the principal attraction last night for people who crowded into Exchange place. The sign stands in an upright position and is composed of the letters in he word "Moriarty's," through which seventy-six electric lights pro trude their'-, fiery beads and make up quite a pwtty picture. The sign can be read from Exchange place, bunionce you reach appoint below the City hall building it looks like one solid mass of, fire and this fact prompted many to inquire .what it was 'ail about. With the exception of putting down a few Belgian blocks. Contractor Mc Manus has now completed his con tract 6u the new conduit for Great Brook, at .' the corner of Grand and South Main .streets. It was a tedious job. so much so in fact, that it is gen erally believed that there was uo money in it for the contractor. He was delayed on aud off, once for nearly a whole week, in the good weather, and this kept hi in back so long that the rain set in upon him and made the finish quite expensive.. It is a good piece of work, however, and that is what concerns the public not whether tlie contractor- lost or made on the job. iOLIDATIO il First Meeting of the Full Com mittee Last Night. TAXATION QUESTION DISCUSSED I No New Wards Will Be Created, Even j if Consolidation Comes The Extra Territory Will Be Tacked on to thf Old Wards Not a Partisan Measure The committee appointed by the al dermeu to prepare a draft of a bill foi. tlie consolidation of the town and citj governments held a meeting last night and went over the whole matter, al most all of which has been got intc fairly decent shane 1 - -Ttoi-n- TCr.l- ; logg. who has been at Work on the draft for some time past. The chang- les. so tar as they pertain to the city, : will not be very great after all, so that ! people who live inside the old lines j have no need to he alarmed over the" j question of consolidation, for no mat jter what way things go the burden of I taxation cannot be made much heavier jon them, any way. Of course, it will be a serious blew to a large number ol citizens who looked to the annual lown meeting with joyful anticipations which were always fully realized, to learn that the town meeting is soon to be but a memory and that after the union of the two governments, the tax es will be levied by that cold, unsym pathetic body known as the board of aldermen, where everything is done according to Cushing. anil the sound tif merry laughter is an unknown quan tity, except upon such occasions as last Monday night, when even the old desks had 1o put their hands to their sides to keep themselves from going to pieces at the idea of the task Alder man Mahaney assigned to Scotchmen, along the old pathway that runs along side tile Naugatuck river from Bank street to Jewelry street, and which is traveled daily by thousands of people Passing to and from their work, and by hundreds of children going to school and to church, as well as by others who find it convenient to cross there from time to time. But this is di gressing. The consolidation commit tee, it is thought, will soon be ready to call a meeting of all parties interested in the proposed change, with a view to getting their opinions as to what kind of a bill they would like to see present ed to the legislature and after this has been done it will take the committee but a miglitv short time to get the doc ument ready for presentation to the board cf aldermen. It is not the intention of the commit tee to create any new wards, so that some of our neighbors from the rural districts who were figuring upon "shin ing" in the aldermanic chamber as rep resentatives from the new districts will have to get around at the primaries in the old wards or stav In Ihe back ground. Waterville will be in the sec ond ward, with a polling district of its own. and the lines in the othet ' section..; will be run with a view fo get ting thft outlying territory annexed toi the several wards in the most conven ient manner possible. It is not thought that Ihe additions to tlie different poll ing districts will make any change in the results rvi election day. for-the present, it being generally believed that )the first, second and third wards will be republican for keeps, while the fourth and fifth will le democratic, with a good lighting chance for the re puhlieans. especially in the fourth, which will receive quite a slice of re lntblican territory from Simonsville. Hopeville and South Brooklyn. Tt is thought that the fifth will be hopeless ly democratic for some time to come, but even that will some day hare to succumb to the inevitable and follow the fouitli into the republican camp. A consolid.-n ionist who takes an in terest in public affairs, not for the sake of what there is in it. as the office seeker would say, but because he is interested in the development of . the town, as every citizen ought to be. talked upon this phase of the subject to a representative of the Democrat last night, and by the time he got through he had half convinced the re porter that the day is not far off when the republicans will be in the ascen dency in Waterbury on a square vote. just as they have been in the past, ami are now. by clever manipulation of the wards through legislative enact ments. He based his calculations ur iin the following observations: "In ten years from now non-English speak ing races and Iheir offspring will con stitute nearly one-half of the popula tion of ihis town. Nine-tenths of these people, with the possible exception of the Hebrews, will vote the republican . ticket, and these, added to the republi can party, will make up a voting strength that will far exceed that of the opposition. The Lithuanians, Ital- ians. Swedes. Canadians and other' non-English speaking races are grow ing rapidly in Waterbury. and it is a well established fact that with few ex ceptions they vote the republican tick et. The Irish are not increasing in proportion to other races, the Ameri cans are at a standstill, and might be said to be about evenly divided polit ically: the same thing is true of tlie English. Scotch and Germans, so that if this order of things continues a few years longer, and all the indications point that way. the democrats will not have one representative in the board of aldermen." Forhaps this prophecy may not come true and, we suppose, it is not neces sary for us to state that we earnestly hope it will not. still there is some thing in it. and if the democrats can profit by the hint and do. something towards holding a fair share of the new voters, the above article may bo of some use to them. ; The matter of taxation is tlie knot tiest question before the consolidation committee. No matter what people may say about politics, it caunot bo denied that there can be no Ipolities in that part of the program, and while the committee has given the subject some consideration they intend to leave this open as long as possible, and some of them think it would be well not tti make any recommendation on this mat-' ter. but submit several plans to tb aldermen and let them take their choke. "