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Will Ee Elected As a Compro
mise Candidate.
By So Doing He Deprives One Repub
lican of Office Fusionists Will Have
No Han but Eryan for the Place.
2Cew York, Dec 10. The Journal and
Advertiser prints the following:
"A telegram received late last night
from an inside source in Nebraska
' 'Sryau is to 1)0 made United States
senator. D. E. Thompson, of Lincoln,
republican, has ten votes to do with
absolutely as he pleases. The demo
crats and populists lack but live votes.
The fusionists can agree upon no man
but Bryan. Bryan, it is understood,
lias agreed to accept the place as the
only way of preventing two republi
cans being elected. Thompson and
Lincoln will combine.' "
The Two Weeks Clause Defined by
Supreme Court.
New York. Dec 13. The appellate
division of the supreme court has just
handed down a decision of importance
and interest to theatrical managers
and actors. Ir deals with the vexed
two weeks notice clause, and holds in
substance that if a company closes its
season unexpectedly such a notice is
not necessary, even when such a notice
is provided for by the terms of the
The case was that of Walter W.
Newcomer against Charles E. Blaney.
Newcomer was musical director with
"A Boy Wanted"' company. The com
pany's season closed abruptly and
Newcomer brought suit for two weeks"
salary and his railroad fare to New
York. He received a judgment in his
favor in the lower court and the de
fendant appealed. The question had
not hitherto been carried up to the
higher courts.
Officials Are Now Being Discharged in
New York. Dec 13. There has Deen
a "shake-up"' locally in the army trans
port service, and eight officials and
clerks at the government pier, Brook
lyn, have been dismissed by an order
from Quartermaster-General M. J.
Luddington. The reason assigned for
.the dismissals is that the work on the
transport Kilpatrick having been com
pleted and that vessel, with the Bu
ford. having been transferred to the
Pacific lieet. there is a consequent re
duction in the business to be transacted
in this port. The men were selected
for dismissal, it is said, because they
drew the largest salaries.
Shipping men are of the opinion that
the dismissals indicate that the gov
ernment contemplates a total or partial
suspension of the transport service be
tween this port and Cuba and Porto
R-esolution Presented In Senate To
Day To Abrogate It.
Washington. Dec 13. Senator Money
to-day presented a resolution in the
senate providing authority for the
abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty by diplomatic negotiations. The
following is the text of the resolution:
'Resolved, that the president of the
United States be respectfully request
ed to consider the expediency of open
ing negotiations with the government
(f Great Britain, for the abrogation of
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, with the
assurance that prompt action on his
part will meet with the hearty sup
port and consent of the senate.
Ho Has Purchased a Place in England
I and May Live There.
'; New York. Dee 13. Richard Croker,
! says a Loudon dispatch to the Journal
and Advertiser, haa bought Moat
house. Wantage, with much of the sur
rounding lang. The price is withheld.
The negotiations were arranged last
' summer, and the papers were signed
when Mr Croker arrived a few weeks
; ago.
, Workmen are building new addi
tions and completely remodelling the
interior. The improvements will cost
, S-7,500. It looks as if Mr Croker in
' fended to make his permanent home
! there.
Started In Millinery Store Nearly
$40,000 Damage.
Webster, Dee 13. Fire in Tracy's
Mock this morning did damage to the
extent of nearly $40,000. It started in
the millinery department of J. W.
Dobbies, Boston store. The flames
spread o rapidly that two girls,
,Mabel Holland and Regiua Foys were
forced to jump from the second story
window. They were not injured as
they struck on the awning and their
fall was broken. Several of the ten
ants in the block were heavy losers.
Atlantic City. Dec 13. The open
jrolf tournament of the Atlantic City
Country club began to-day on the north
Sold links. The -weather was propi
tious and the links were in almost per
fect condition. Play was begun with
the qualifying round of thirty-six holes
medal play. The first and second
" rounds will take place tonorrow and
the semi-finals and finals on Saturday.
The main event of the tournament is
tne contest for the Atlantic City cup.
which was won by W. J. Travis, the
amateur champion of America... when
le defeated N. S. . Douglass, former
champion. The entry list Includes
most of the leading golfers of the coun
try, among them W. J. Travis, J..C.
Thorp. N S. Doujrlass, W. C. FoWaes,
O. B. Pownes. Thomas C. Ennover, R.
A. Palney, A. H. Eemington. F. Ij,
I .". 't nd VL M. Adams
-i Many Arc
Butte, Mont, Dec 13. A special to
the Miner from Great Falls, Mont,
says: Great Northern passenger train
No 3. west-bound, was wrecked near
Brockton. 81 miles east of Glasgow.
Four passengers were killed and many
injured. The dead: Aged woman,
name unknown; her daughter: Mrs
Watson, residence unknown; thrown
through window, glass severing her
juglar vein; Russian child, name un
known. The bodies have been taken
to Glasgow where the inquest will be
held. The traiu was running about
forty-live miles an hour when a truck
broke down while passing a switch.
The engine and three cars passed over
in safety bur the next four cars pitch
ed over an embankment. Three sleep
ers remained on the rails.
Bishop McCabe Wants Workers To
Go To The Philippines.
Chicago. Dec 13. Bishop McCabe of
the Methodist Episcopal church has re
ceived a letter from Rev J. L. Mc
Laughlin, presiding elder of that de
nomination in the Philippine Islands
describing the religious conditions and
calling for more men to assist in carry
ing on the work. He said: "What we
need is a teacher, deaconess or trained
worker to go into the communities now
and train the people. Now is our
golden oportunity. A few months ago
our native preacher opened services in
a small village near Manila. After
live weeks, when, on account of pres
sure of work, he was compelled to dis
continue at that place, a delegation
headed by the president of the village
came in and pleaded with us for a
preacher, so we sent one out. We
held services two Sundays in a. cock
pit. Then we repaired to the church,
where we have been worshiping ever
since. After careful explanations and
Invitations. 28S names have been given
and the parties received into our
church on probation."
British Troops Are Searching for Yal
ables Buried Near Pekin.
Tekin. Dec 13. A few days ago the
British Troops were notified cf the ex
istence of a large amount of treasure
twenty miles northwest. Colonel Tul
lock and llio men left to-day to inves
tigate the truth of the report. Colonel
Tullock requested that lifty extra men
be detailed. It is believed that a large
amount of gold and valuables were
buried at that point by persons con
nected with the Chinese court during
the recent flight. The information re
garding the treasure was received
from a former court official.
Getting Ready to Join the North At
lanta Squadron.
Philadelphia. Dec 13. The United
States battleship Alabama sailed to
day from the League Island navy yard
for New York, where she will await
further orders.
She will make a trial trip on the
run. and her gnus and turrets will also
be tested and a report made to the
navy department as soon as the vessel
reaches New York. If 1he report is
satisfactory, it is probable that the bat
tleship will be ordered to Hampton
Reads to join the NIorth Atlantic
San Francisco. Dec 13. Captain G.
H. Lambson of the United States fish
commission will sail to-day on the
steamer Sierra with 500,000 live sal
mon eggs iu his charge, which lie is
taking to New Zealand as a present
from the United States government to
the New Zealand government. These
eggs were collected at the United
States salmon station at Battle (.'reek.
Tehama county, Calif, from the fall
run of Sacramento river salmon, be
tween November 10 and' November 13.
r Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec 13. Tiie
Vassar college observatory has just is
sued its first publication. It is entitled:
Catalogue of the stars within one de
gree cf the North Pole aud optical dis
tortion of the Helsingors astro-photographic
telescope deduced from photo
graphic measures. It is by Caroline
E. Furness. assistant in the observa
tory. The director of the observatory
is Professor alary M. Whitney, the
successor of Maria Mitchell.
Berlin, Dec 13. An official of the
navy department has informed the
representative of the Associated Press
that the German second class cruisers
Hertha, Haasa and Irene have escaped
being frozen in at the Taku Roads, and
that all the other German war vessels
are in ice free harbors and waters.
The official added that only the hospi
tal ship Savoya and the transport Pal
atia were ice-bound at Taku.
New Haven, Dee 13. George Woods,
aged 12 years, was found dead in bed
this morning at the residence of h's
father, William Woods, 224 Greenwich
avenue. He attended school yesterday
and showed no symptoms of sickness
uhtil last evening, when he complained
of a slight headache. His death was
pronounced by the attending physician
to -be due' to organic disease of the
Burlington, Iowa, Dec 13. The Chi
cago, Burlington and . Quincy's fast
mail No 15,' which left Chicago at 9:15
last evening, was wrecked two miles
west of Kirkwood early to-day. Fire
man Shannon was killed and Engi
neer Samuel Dove was badly hurt. The
engine, jumped the track and was de
molished. Two mall cars with their
contents were burned. The mail clerks
werej not injured severely.
Cape Town, Dec 13. Sir Alfred Mil
ner has . been ; gazetted administrator
of - the Orange River Colony and the
Transvaal .
Four Passe.
Occupied a Too Prominent
Place it Was Thought.
The Incident Created Quite a Stir
Among Those Who Noticed It Lat
er When English Flag Was Wanted
It Was Too Late lo Swing One Out.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. The house
of representatives was decorated with the
lings of nil nations yesterday. Shortly
before the ocnteiuii.-d exercises were to
begin Representative AYalter Reeves of
Illinois. Republican, wandered in. He
glanced toward the executive gallery and
was horrilied in see the British Hag drop
ping over a corner of it. The frightful
possibilities of this thing Hashed across
Mr. Reeves' mind in an instant. Some
enemy of 1 be administration had hung a
British ting over the gallery reserved for
the president, and in the morning the
Democratic press wotdd ring with sar
ensms. -- Reeves determined to save the
president. He hurried to Speaker Hen
derson and reported that a visible token
of the Anglo-American alliance was float
ing over the executive gallery. Speaker
Henderson came in. looked at the gallery
and saw that what Reeves said was true.
He at once gave orders that a naval sig
nal flag be hung over tiie British Hag.
completely hiding it from view. This was
Shortly after other members of con
gress began to drop in. They snw what
Reeves end Henderson had not seen, that
tiie house was full of flags representing
all the nations of Europe, and that the
only nation which was omitted was Great
Britain. These congressmen immediate
ly jumped to the conclusion that some en
emy of the administl ion had attempted
to get it into trouble with Great Britain
by offering this pointed insult. There
was a hasty consultation, and it became
known that Lord Pauncefote was coming
down to the capitol and that he would
surely see the omission of the British
Word was at once sent to Speaker Hen
derson, and he was implored to get a
British flag in position as soon as possi
ble. The speaker did the best he could,
but the hour had arrived, when the cere
monies were to begin, and it was too
late. Great Britain was the only nation
unrepresented, and her tiag remained out
of sight behind the siunal flag.
The Report of Comptroller For Year
Ended September 30.
Comptroller Thompson S. Grant has
prepared his report of the income and
disbursements of the state for the
year ended September 30, 1900. One
of the interesting facts contained in
the report is that the salaries of the
clerks of courts amounted to more
than the clerks return to the state for
fees received. This was unexpected,
in view of the report made by the
special committee of the legislature
which was the basis of the present
law. changing the system of paying
clerks from fees to salaries. The re
port of the comptroller shows that the
receipts from all sources for the civil
list funds, (hiring the fiscal year end
ed September 30. 1900, not 'including
the balance of .siiX,.s.S4.0l in the treas
ury October 1. lsbt. were $2,S7(;.S5.S:.
an increase over the previous year of
S127.oS3.03. The expenditures during
the same period were !?2,528.514.1.'!, a
decrease of .$1.7dU.20. leaving a bal
ance in tiie treasury to the credit of
the civil list funds September 30. of
.$1,031,220.71. The excess of receipts
over the expenditures during the past
year has been .$34S.342.70. making a
corresponding increase in the balance
in the treasury.
Mr Grant describes the alterations
connected with putting in the new
elevator at the capitol and the fitting
up of the rooms on the first, floor, for
merly used for the restaurant, for use
as offices. The restaurant has been
moved to the fifth floor. The report
continues: "But I desire to call the
attention of the general assembly to
the fact that the capitol building needs
more extensive repairs than when it
was comparatively new and easily
kept in good condition. Many of the
rooms need redecorating aud ret'ui
nishing to present a creditable appear
ance, the dome needs rc-gildiag, and the
lighting of the building is far short of
modern requirements. Further. I be
lieve that the people of the state in
general wish that it should be kept
up in a manner befitting its purposes
as their capitol. I would therefore
suggest that Ihe committee on capitol
furniture aud grounds, or a special
committee to lie appointed, be instruct
ed to take this matter into considera
tion and recommend to the general as
sembly such measures as may be ne
cessary to accomplish the desired re
sults." The comptroller expresses his
thanks to his office force and the em
ployes in the capitol for the faithful
discharge of their duties.
The grand list of the state shows
a total of So70,lfl3.74y. The salaries
of the clerks of courts aggregated $42.
299.00. and the amount of fees report
ed and turced in to the state was $27.
190.90. There was received on account
of the military commutation tax $154.
711.80. The railroads of the state paid
in $97r.043.48, and the street railways
paid $137,450,93.
Committee Appointed to Consider
Legislative .Matters.
New Haven. Dec 13. The State
Business Men's association met at' the
Now Haven house yesterday. The
principal matters discussed were trad
ing stamps and the question of itiner
ant venders.
No action was taken about trading
stamps. A committee was appointed
to consider the' itinerant vender ques
tion and this committee will see to
all matters before the legislature
which the association is -nterested in.
It was decided that the Massachusetts
statutes offered the best model and
the committee will have a similar law
brought to the attention of the gen
eral assembly. The committee ap
pointed is as follows: R. T. Whiting
of Bridgeport, T. D. Barlow of Water
bury. John P. Harbison of Hartford,
A. A. Hyatt of Meriden and K. W.
Mansfield of Norwalk. - It was voted
to have ' semi-annual meetings here
after. . r ,-
Will Mark the Landing Place of Com
modore Perry.
Yokohama, Nov 30. via Victoria, B.
C. Dec 13. A movement to mark the
place of Commodore Perry's landing
with a suitalile memorial has been or
ganized, a distinguished and influen
tial committee having charge of the
scheme. If. is likely that it will take
the form of a magnificent lighthouse
on the dangerous Plymouth rocks at
the entrance of Fruga bay. the bea
con to be surmounted by a bronze fig
ure of the commodore.
Additional evidence of the rapid
growth of western civilization here is
furnished by the recent formation of
a ladies' bicycle club in Tokio.
Grave anxiety is felt for the fate of
the training ship of the Tokio commer
cial school, which had ninely-ono stu
dents on board when she left Murorau
in Hokkaido. November 13 for Sltu
nid sea. where she was due on the
20th. On (lie 17th Ihe fierce storm
which recently ravaged Hong Kong,
was raging on the coast and .it is
feared that the vessel has foundered
with all on board, as she was a sail
ing vessel with only auxiliary steam
power. If is possible that she may
have been driven far out to sea.
Trustees Try to Stop It by Declaring a
I Mvidend.
New York. Dec 13. Officers of the
Harlem Savings bank, which has been
in existence for thirty-seven years,
have been much annoyed during the
last fortnight by reports concerning
the bank which have resulted in a
serious run upon its deposits, and at
a. meeting of the trustees last evening.
Charles R. Tooker. the president, for
mally called their attention to the mat
ter. Tiie run started November 27. It
was decided to take vigorous meas
ures to stop it. and before adjourn
ment the trustees declared a dividend
for the depositors. The bank has 33.
KK depositors, with a total deposit of
$9,782,107. according to the report for
Inly 1. The run was continued yes
terday.' At 10 o'clock there were 23(1
men and women in tiie line wailing to
get their money. Depositors were be
ing paid as fast as it could be done.
Many merely questioned the bank offi
cials and then went away without
drawing their money. President Took
er said there was no trouble at all
with the bank.
"There are amide funds on hand."
he said, "to pay all depositors in full."
The recent cold snap has caused the
Connecticut river to be filled with
floating ice. says the Hartford Cour
ant. Some very large pieces floated
down the river yesterday. The ice
came from some distance up north,
since the shape, of the pieces showed
that they came over file falls. Super
intendent Eugene Williams of the
Hartford and New York Transporta
tion company said yesterday that he
expected that the boats will be able
to run through at least this week, but
if the flow of ice continues much
longer it might cause trouble. There
are now about seven hours of ebb tide
ami five hours of flood tide. When the
Hood tide comes t he water rushes up
stream, tints stopping the ice in the
narrows below Middlotown and form
ing a jam. Last year the boat was
able to run until December 30.
Now Haven. Dec 13. In the super
ior court here to-day the case of An
nie E. Gladish of Derby vs the Anso
nia Brass and Copper company, for
damages of $5.0110 for injuries' sus
tained while in the employ of the eom
panl. was dropped. The plaintiff al
leged that she was crushed by a coil
of wire which fell on her from a truck.
It was announced that a private settle
ment I'ad been made.
Christ iacit. Dec 13. Crown Prince
Gustavo, who has been acting as re
gent during the illness of his father.
King Oscar. has arrived here.' A
me Ming of the cabinet will be held
to-day and Premier Steen will give a
banouot to-night. The Antarctic ex
pedition headed by Pr Otto Nordensk-jc-ld
wiil leave in August.
F.crne. Switzerland. Dec 15. The
vice-president of the federal council.
Ernest Brenner, of Basle, has been
elected president of Switzerland for
1901. in succession to Walther llauser
of Zurich. Dr J. Zemp. of Lucerne,
who was chief of the department of
posts and railroads, was elected vice
Tacoma. Wash. Dec 13. The North
ern Pacific has decided to reduce pas
senger rates in Montana from 4 cents
to 3 cents per mile. Tiie change will
so into effect shortly after New Year's.
When this reduction is made, every
state on the line of the Northern Pa
cific will have the 3-cent rate.
New Haven. Dec 13. Herman Nohl
of New York came to this city to-day
in search of a youth named Bernard
M. Biber. who has been missing for
three months. He believes that he
came to this city and was living with
an old schoolmate of his.
Washington. Dec 13. When the
house met to-day, the members adopt
ed a resolution on motion of Mr Paine
of New York, the floor leader of the
mapority. for a holiday recess from
Friday, December 21 to Thursday,
January 3.
OLD "" ' " i-t7t TF,AP.
Sacramento. Cal. Dec 13. Benjamin
B. Crocker, the first purchasing agent
of the Central Pacific railroad, is dead
at his honie in this city. He disposed
of his railroad interests several years
ago. .
Boston. Dec 13. Arrived : Steamer
Turcoman from Liverpool..
New York. Dee 13 Arrived: Spnarn
dain from Rotterdam.
Two More Teams Have Dropped
Out of Race.
The Remaining Six Are Clo-ely
Bunched-Oniy a Few Laps Separ
ating Them The Score at 2 O'clock.
New York. Dec 13. To-day found
only six teams left in the six-day bicy
cle race at Madison Square Garden.
This morning the men increased their
speed somewhat. with each rider
watching Ids c ompc! ' tors closely all
the while. The unlucky falls of yes
terday earned two teams to drop from
the race, leaving hut six. One of the
riders. Oscar Aaronson, is in tiie New
York hospital with an injur;,- to tiie
spine. His partner. Babcock, fell from
liis wheel at 2 o'clock this morning
from sheer exhaustion. Referee Wilson
was officially notified by the team's
trainer that his men were unable to
continue. About the same time it was
announced that TurviHe and Gimni
were on! of the race. Turville was
badly injured by being thrown into a
box las! night but came out later and
rode for a while. At 2 o'clock this
morning he was carried from the
track, and his retirement was an
nounced. Fisher, who was in th; Sr,iil in
which Turville was injured, carried
the bunch around the track for some
time at a 23 miles an hour rate, and
vi as cheered Ioiidlv. ll.ai-rv Kikes v.-i.,,
I is looking very fresh, eamo on the
track at 5::;u o'clock after a rest of
J two hours and forty miiiuies. Aic
l Farland had had the same amount of
rest earlier.
Shortly after ; o'clock Waller's rear
tire burst. The riders quickened their
pace, and gained several laps on Wal
ler, but only one lap was taken from
Waller and Slmson's score. This did
not cause any change in the position of
the riders.
At 7 o'clock t lie leaders were fifteen
miles behind the record made by Mil
ler and Waller a year ago. The men
were then riding at the late of eighteen
miles an hour.
Harry Elkes tried to strike Ka -clearly
this morning because Kasvr ran
him high on the bark, almost' throwing
him. The matter was later patched up
between the two and good feeling re
stored. to those who have dropped out through
accident or the retirement of their part
ners. Manager Powers sa'd th it in each
case the men would he gi ven a chance
to make something, either through ex
hibition races or I y payment outright.
"If is our intention to see thai every
man who appears to have entered the
race with an intention cf completing it
shall not lose by it. We shall not give
Miller anything because we are con
vinced that he entered simply to get
starter's money wtihout expecting to
finish it."
The score at 11 o'clock was:
Miles. Laps.
Elkes and McFarland . .. .1.5!'" i:
Pierce and MeEaehoru ...1.5;i5 ;
Siiv-r and Gcugoltz 1.595
Waller ami Stinson ..... .1.595
Fisher and Frederick ....1.395 ;
Kaser and Ryser 1.595 0
Although if was the iuicuUon of the
management to give the members of
the Turville and Chum and tiie B.-ib-cock
and Aronsen teams a sum equal
to at least the seventh prize .or $15(1.
Gimm and Babcock sent word to the
mnnairoment that they would continue
to race twelve hours a day.
Two O'clock Scire.
Miles. Laps.
1.!I7 D
i.r.4; p
1.04.S r,
1.041! 4
1.04C. 4
1.154 9
Kikes and McFarland .
Pierce and McEnchern
S:mnr aud Gougcltz ..
Waller and Stinson
Fisher and Frederick .
Kaser and Ryser
Babcock and Gimm ...
Shanesville, ).. Dec 13. Four
masked men. discovered in the act of
dynamiting the v. lulls of John Doors
chuck's private bank eariy to-day.
drove off all who attempted to inter
fere with them and got away with be
tween $3,009 and $4.rH. Shots were
exchanged on each side ami traces of
blood were found leading from the
bank. It is believed that the gang is
the same one that recently looted the
bank at Seville.
Washington. Dec 1". The nomina
tion, of .Ttidsou -C. Clements, of Georgia,
to be interstate commerce commission
er, was sent to the senate to-day. Mr
Clements succeeds himself.
Washington. Dec 1... The president
to-day nominated John W. Gerki-s of
Kentucky as commissioner of internal
Washington. Dec l.'k For Connecti
cut: Itain or snow to-night and Friday:-
colder: brisk to high west to to
northwest winds.
Weather notes: The low pressure
area in the upper Mississippi valley
yesterday morning is now central in
the Lake region, and another low area
has developed on the Full coast. The
Lake storm will probably pass out the
St Lawrence valley to-night and this
vicinity will lie on the southern edsre
of it. The Gulf storm will probably
reach this vicinity by Friday sifter-noon.
Earom. Tern. W. Wta.
Bismarck .Ii 1.1-1 2 SE Cloudy
PostoU --O co "9 ro.lv
P.utralo '?9.7t .'!? W liain'g
Cincinnati . . . .!0.m 40 S"VV Glondv
Chicago tiOIW f'C, NW Cloudv
Denver .10.08 .'14 S Clear
Helena sn.oo 40 W Clear
Jacksonville . .riO.l 4 50 NM Pt Cldv
Kansas Citv . .:!t).12 :;2 SW Clear
Nantucket ....'r"-1 SW Cloudv
New Haven . ,'ifl.S.S '.".7 SW Cloudy
New Orleans. .?! CP. S Cloudy
New York 29.92" 3d SW Clear
Nortlifield. .. .29.78 Hi S ---Cloudv
Pittsburg -9 88 4- xv PtCldr
St. Louis 30.10 3(i NW Clear
St Paul.. 30.20 (! N Clear
Washington ..!i.9i; 3S S Pt Cldv
Uattevas ...... 30.14 "DO NE Cloudy
Interviews With Some of Waierbury's
Well Known Citizens.
ttcp.'esoutative-elect Guilfw; when
asked to-day if he favored tne nr.i-
posed amendment to tiie char 'or IV.
. consolidation of (-y to yn
I governim-nrs. replied subsuuKhiil v as
follows: ' -
. "At present my sympathy 's with
; tiie town: 1 think it is ove'rwhcimod
by tin- republican party and ivimbii.-a.i
; partisanship and that' that party v.-';!l
I leave nothing undone that can possibly
i bring about tiie passage of the meas
! ure you speak of. There is no more
; ostensible cause for consolidating th:'
j two govs rnnr.'itts to-day than there was
I t u years ago. and it is my impression
j that if the matter was lake:: r.p by
ine pmiiic it Would l:o seen that titer,'
is far less cause, for bringing about a
marriage of the city ami town. The
present phase of the situation is like
the Irishman and the pre:;;.- girl. Tie
gallant Irishman, doubtful of ihe girl's
consent to his kissing her. took the
kiss first and then asked her for it.
"'file republicans who are engineer
ing this matter of consolidation will
undoubtedly pretend it is in the inter
ests of the taxpayer and thai while
the property owmr in the citv and im
properly owner in the town will derive
; a mutual benefit, more so than under
tiie present order of things, iiie town
i will be especially b- neliteil.
"The repuiiii.aiis will say that ihe
; town taxation will not be 'materially
; increased iu proportion to tiie benetii;
: property in the town will derive, and
; taxation may not be increased i:t the
town for a year or two after tin- pass-
age of litis proposed measure, provid
j ing it do: s pas. hut it cannot fail to
he that eventually the town property
! owner wiil be taxed precisely ihe sum' -
as tin- city taxpayer, and if consoiida
; iion becomes a fact there is no reason
! why there should be a (iilVereitee in
; taxation. All are then alike: all are
! under the same form to' municipal gov
ernment, aud ah are entitled to t'l
same means of protection and benefit.
Von wiil remember that f am speaking
now as the matter presents itself to
inc. Later, when the subject is more
fully discussed, when its provisions
have been made known to all. a ci'.mga
of opinion may result. No one seems
to know what the committee on con
solidation is doing, and until that i-'
known no otic can .-peak intelligent y
on the maiter. At present, however. I
favor tile old system of governnieui."
First Selectman Doran spoke to
some extent on the matter also. lie
: said ihat consolidation iu a::.y form
would be a lug mistake and thai the
results in the cities under thai form
of go eminent show tilts lo be a fact.
( 'onsoiida I ion. ho said, will make more
paupers in a year than the present
system would iu live, ile was certain
ihat Hie mai.; cry of the cn-ulidti tioi:-i.-ts.
developm; nt of the town highways
i and permanent improvements on them.
would te given tin-cold shoulder, falsi
year the i own expended on -eoisrdo
lioor .S15.n(:!i between 15n persons,
making an average to each of $l(i.
Under copsolid.tt Ion these 15ii persons-
; would have to consent to be placed in
lite alniltouse and tin s be made pau
pers for the rest of their lives. This
iias been one of the main ehaoges
made by cops delation in any city where
the outside poor were lakeii care of l.y
j a board of selectmen. A sup rintoati
; cut of a hoard of charities has ;lot th-.-j
tin!-' to investigate eases c ' out side
poor as a member of a board of seh-ei-
men has. and ii is impassible for him
to give such work proper attention.
; nor can lie take i!u same niierest in
i ii as a s led man has. This has boon
j shown where consolidation has taken
place. In each case the poor has siif-
; i'eivd more than before: they have born
degraded by tiie strong and relentless
arm of partisanship, and the city has
not been improved by Hie addition of
the town's funds to iis coffers. Con
solidation is a great mistake, in Mr
Doran's opinion, lie did not .-peak en
tirely from tin official point of view,
but from personal observation and the
opinion of men who have had experi
ence under the dual and the single
form of municipal government.
rieasaut Visit by Amusement Com
mittee of Police.
The amusement committee of the
Hartford police department called
upon Iiishop Tierney at tin- Episcopal
residence yesierday. says ihe Hartford
Courant. The members of the commit
tee are Chief George F. Pill and Olli
ceis Edward F. O'Pr'eii. John Ii. Pal
mer. John F. Sullivan ami Charles !..
Kanisden. All the members made the
call with the exception -of the chief,
who was unable io go. When the
bishop saw the police coming lie had
some misapprehensions about such a
visit. His fears vanished when he was
addressed by Otiioer O'Brien, ihe
spokesman of the conimitiee. His ad
dress was Very shaft am! consisted
principally of a check for .S57'-;.I.M). This
was the amount made at the hull game
between the police of Hartford and
Worcester. The bishop was surprised
at the amount of the check and said
he did not think it would be half as
large. He said lie was not surprised
at the outcome of the game. It will
be remembortd that Hartford won. A
list containing tiie names of those who
sold and those who bought tickets wits
given to the bishop.
Miss LizKie Lawlor. one of the teach
ers in the kindergarten department of
Notre Dame convent, is enjoying a
short visit -with friends in Now York
James McGowmi. who i- very weK
known in the Brooklyn dis'i-ief. wen;
to a hospital in New York this morn
ing to undergo an operation. He has
been ill for some lime.
At a meeting of the Connecticut
Business Men's association in New
Haven yesterday, the following com
mittee was appointed to advocate leg
islative enactments before the genera!
assembly in favor of the business men
of the state: It. T. Whiling. Bridge
port; Thomas D. Barlow, Waterbury:
John. D. Harbison. Hartford: J. A.
Hyatt, Meriden: A. W. Mansfield, Nor
walk. The particular thing aimed at
by the association at present is the ithi
erant vender and they intend to put a
stop to his rounds as soon as possible,
for he seems to be raising Cain all over
Discussing the Advisability of
City Ownership.
Some People Hold That The City
Lighting Will Cost Nothing If a
Plant Is Introduced Men Who For
merly Opposed It Now In Favor Of
The action of the board of public
v.ciks i i i calling attention to the ad
visatniity of me city doing its own
lighting reci -j veil a handsome endorse
ment yesterday when a dozen or more
prominent citizens, who until recent
ly wouid inn listen to such a proposi
tion, got together and coiicluo.ed lliur
the time was ripe for municipal owner
ship of an electric lighting plant and
decided to take stops to petition the
legislature for permission to bond the
city to the amount of 1W,iu0 for the
purpose of going into the business of
municipal lighting, it was stilted that,
with the eostsohdatimi of the town and
city governments, which tne. meeting;
considered a:i assured thing, the de
mand for electric lights will be so
grciti that the city could not think of
meet-ing it at the price asked by the
local company and. that in any case, it
was ihe lieignt of folly for Waterbury
to be pitying over Slcu a year each for
eieciric lights when by doing its own
lighting it can have ihem for consider
ably less than half that amount.? It
was stated that tiie cost per lighl to
the Connecticut Lighting and Power
Co does noi exceed J25 a year aud
thai wish proper management the city
I can conduct the business in such a way
so as io get iis own lighting for uotii
. ing. the revenue from such lights and
j U-ctricity as it ,-ould sell to private
j parties aud oorpo: a ! ions meeting tli-j
expense of running ihe plant. If this
! thing is pushed ami the results should
! prove anything at ail like what these
' gentlemen claimed can be acconipli.-ii-;
od. then Waierhv:-.-;,- wiil have rid itself
j of one pretty big deili of expense and
' people in the outHi-.g districts as weil
. as many rigid in the heart of the city
e.'ho have beer, clamoring for bettor
; light in the night time, might hope to
set- their petitions receive tiie alien
they think ought to h.-i ve Ik-cu
1: il 1" litem long ago. but which was
out. of Ihe question on account of the
! fact that the amount of money uppro
; priatoii every year for this purpose
j never was
i here upon
nncieiii to go hero or
eeiing the demands of
! tne pe,.ph
turn the s
I ever, t'.uh-!
I ting ii-a.
and if ve haw coiisolida
oitii.m will lie worse than
; we should succeed in get
cheaper, either i.v going
: into tiie business
ourselves or by a.
oil the part of the
nig. drop in price?
The agitation in favor of municipal
lighting in Waterbury is nothing new.
The subject has been one of Mayor
Kihl,uf;"s per hobbies for years, but,
Uiiforntu:-tely for the taxpayers; the
proposition never was regarded with
much favor by any great number of
; citizens until the last year or so when."
j ;t few thinking men who had repcaled
; 'y sneered a' Mayor Ki.! lt;!i';s position
: on this question bean io sec ihe mat
i tcr i:i a m w- light and passed the word
I around t li.tr Waterbury was losing
j ground every day by
! own light itig and soon
j was in favor of tiie pro
this stage of ihe game
j pany had got such a
not doing its
half the town
osiiion, bu ; at
the local t.'.-m-grip
on ihe
i people many thought that, it would be
I folly to try i'. Things dragged along
ibis way until a few weeks since when
! Commissioner Whiting of the board of
I public works called attention so ihe
! matter at a meeting of the board and
; stated that he bad if upon excellent
authority that by doing its own light
! ing tin- city could save more than if.
I is now paying' for lights ami urged
point incut of a committee lo in-
qutre iiiio t no situation and report
back to the board at an early date.
The committee has not reported yet.
but the figures they have obtained as
to the actual cost of an electric li-dir
plant will startle the people when
j they hear Uiem and no doubt will do
j much towards prompting the public
i lo urge flic powers that be to do afl
i in their power to secure such legisht-.
! iion as is necessary to authorize them
to engage m the business and then go
into it as soon as possible.
One of ihe mosr encouraging signs
in connection with this renewal of
agitation for municipal ownership re
garding lighl ing. and other tilings are
being talked of. too. is that men who
opposed the question tooth and nail
within the past five years are now
strongly in favor of" it and if they mean
business, and there is no good reason
to question their honesty of purpose,
heir position upon these questions ir.
the past should not be hold up against
them. for. perhaps, at that time tliey
thought such, a course would not pay
and worked against it from the best
of motives ami continued to oppose it
until they saw the error of their way
and as soon as they saw their mistake
hastened to make, amends for their
lack of judgment in the past, when :i
united effort would save the city a.
vast amount of" expense and no end of
litigation before it regains tiie valua
ble rights and privileges it gave to
private corporations without any com
pensation. It is a big question and it
will be interesting to see some of our
neighbors who always stood prepared
to shout for the Traction company up
in arms against it now. Whatever
the outcome of tiie impending struggle,
it is a big victory for Mayor KildulT.
who contended from the outset that
the city should do its own lighting
and that the people would some day
rise up en masse and demand a return
of the franchises which their represen
tatives at Hartford and on the board
cf aldermen were passing out gratuit
ously to private, corporations.
German Residents at . Hamburg; Dis
approve of Government's Stand."
Berlin. Dee 13. As tiie result or a
mass meeting at Hamburg ,the friends
of the Boers at that place have sent
the imperial chancellor," Count You
Buelow, a- strongly worded disavow
al of the German government's Trans
vaal policy.

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