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tVOL XI V XO ft
WATERBUIIY, CONN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS. i
ALWAYSTKESAME
England's Opinion of the United
States and Ker People.
VE HAVE NO GREAT MEN
At Least, None of Conspicuous Merit,
so Says the Daily Mail lear Boot
Christmas Gaiety in London Goes
on, Despite the War In South Africa
- - Americans Have, It Is Said,
Formed a Corner in Polar Dogs.
London, Dec 15. "The United States
have many able men, lr.it no oue of
conspicuous merit." This statement
appears in the Daily Mail year book,
issued to compete with "Whittaker's
Almanack," under thevsection devot
ed to the world's chief statesmen.
While it is not an inspired or a partic
ularly erudite publication, it unfortu
nately represents the bulk of press and
public opinion in England. Nothing so
well explains the attitude cf the Eng
lish pres.? toward American action in
Nicaragua. China, and other quarters
of the globe, as this crude revelation
of its estimate of American public
men. It is this underlying though seldom-expressed,
btlief which permeates
the editorials now so frequently de
voted to the policy of the Washington
government. How utterly this is at
variance with the opinion of the for
eign office and the highest government
officials here is apparent from the fact
that in almost every recent case where
llie English papers have attempted to
:idvise or to forecast the attitude of
their government towards propositions
suggested by the United States, they
have taken exactly the opposite line
fr&m the course eventually pursud by
Lord Salisbury and the Marquis of
Lansdowne. This lack of sympathy
between the administration leaders and
the administration papers seems to
broaden daily. Hence, while the mass
of English comments on the Nicaragua
canal question undoubtedly represents
the views cf a large section of the pub
lic, it must not be considered in any
way official, or even semi-official.
A special cable dispatch from Wash
ington complains that the London dis
patches dealing with the Nicaragua
canal do not give any indication of the
views of Lord Lansdowne',' the Marquis
of Salisbury or any authoritative per
son. It may be said that Lord Lans
downe has been given every opportu
nity to communicate his views on the
matter, but he has deGu:ieIy refused,
remarking that he did not wish to at
teiupt to interfere, covertly or other
wise, in the formation of American
-public or legislative opinion. He-has
not even discussed the canal in his
frequent conferences this week with
Ambassador Choate. Great Britain's
decision, doubtless, will be arrived at
only after a cabinet conference. What
Lord Lansdowne will advise his fellow
cabinet ministers to do depends entire
ly on the final shape in which the
treaty is returueu.
The dreary prospect of interminable
war in South Africa and increased tax
ation at home is no deterrent to Christ
mas gaiety. The shops and markets
are brighter than ever, gay throngs till
the streets, business is at top-notch
and the theaters are crowded.
Thousands of people are preparing
io Invade London to welcome Lord
Kooerts nome. ne numuer 01 spec
ators of the march to St Paul's of
"Bobs," accompanied by the Prince of
Tales on January 0. Is likely to break
all records. The officials are already
besieged for tickets for 1he thanksgiv
ing service and window owners are
anxiously awaiting the announcement
of the line of march.
The British admiralty has thorough
ly wakened up to the importance of
submarine and similar methods of war
fare. It has arranged to test the in
vention for steering torpedoes and sub
marine boats by means of the wireless
teleeraphy operated by A. C. Higgs, the
United States consul at Weymouth.
The United States naval attache. Com
mander Clover, is following up the
matter closely. - Germany has made
an offer for the German rights. The
Invention has been considerably al
tered since it was first shown to the
-German government. The inventor
now expresses the belief that the dan
gr of interference, or "jamming," as it
- Is technically called, has be en eliminat
'T.v As "recent Marconi experiments
prove, instruments not exactly tuned
to the' same note can have no influence
over others, regardless of the power
of the batteries.
Mr Higgs provides each topedo with
a different note anel directs It from a
ship or the land, on or under water, to
wards the object it is ilesired to de
stroy, by means of the same current
whereby wireless messages are trans
mitted. ' .
. According to Sir Clements Markham,
president of the Royal Geographical
.society, Amorieau3 are responsible for
forming a corner in Polar dogs and
the pending -British and other Artie
expeditions are confronted with a ditli
culty nearly as great as that of the
Ice felds. It appears that E. B. Bald
win; the' American explorer, has
lought up such a large supply of dogs
tlvat their price has risen from $18 to
S:0. and they sre hard to procure even
.it .that price. Mr Baldwin says he has
no more dogs than he needs. He fore
saw the scarcity and bought parly. .
Robert Arlington, the eccentric gen
tleman of Leeds, who lived in a. miner
!y -manner in order to be able to -de-,
vote his wealth to foreign missions, left
over 1,000.000 to charities of -all
kinds. He made his fortune out of a
brewery and lived in one filthy room,
.containing about as much furniture as
& pauper's hovel. Disappointment in
love is said to hare been responsible
for his extraordinary life. -
The. death of -Sir Arthur Sullivan
fins had a curious effect on the audi
ences of "Patience" at the Savoy. It
has so stimulateel Interest in the dead
oouiposer's work that the audiences are
exceeding the records of the" first pro
duction ot the opera, a score of years
.ago. - . . - - - -.- -, - - .- -
London", : -Dec .-15. General. Kiteben
er'a snppleraemtary dispatch referring
t tfie disaster at the aiasalicsberg;
w'nna yesterday's pessimistic fears
t ntn that the cataatropbe
Is among the. worst cf the war. The
matter was brought up la ths house of
commons to-day, but the secretary for
war, William St John Broderick, had
no information to add except that the
wounded numbered six officers and
forty-five men.
HEAVY WIND AND RAIN.
Woman Instantly Killed By Being
Blown From a Tank.
San Francisco. Doc 15. The heavi
est wind and rain storm in the history
of the state raged for half an hour
yesterday afternoon. One woman was
killed near Salinas and the damage to
property will be considerable. The
telegraph and telephone companies
suffered severely and for several hours
service was completely suspended. The
greatest damage done to the wires
was between this city and Ben'cia,
where The wind from San Francisco
bay bael full sweep. In places the
telegraph and telephone poles lor sev
eral hundred yards were blown down.
The few telegrams received from out
side, points show that the storm ex
tended quite generally over the cen
tral and northern portions of the
state.
The Drinciual daruatre done was
caused by the wind. At Salinas, Mrs !
John King was instantly killed by
being blown from the tank of a wind
mill. Heavy thunder and lightning accom
panied the storm.
In this city the wind blew at a ter
rific velocity and the rain ileseended
iu sheets. High fences and billboards
were blown down, lamp posts were
twisted, signs were thrown to the
sidewalks and plate glass wondows
were broken. Trees were blown
across car tracks and the roofs and
fronts of frail builelings were carried
away.
In Oakland the greatest force of the
wind did not exceed a periotl of over
twenty minutes but it made its pres
ence felt every minute. On the Oak
laud Mole twenty poles went down
and telegraph connection with San
Francisco was cut off until late at
night.
At the Judson Rolling mills a big
smokestack was blown down and a.
part of the works was unroofed.
Four empty coal ears caught the
full force of the wind and were driven
off the end of the track at long wharf,
into the bay.
At Berkley, St Matthew's Episcopal
Mission church was entirely demolish
ed and many other structures were
badly strained.
Meagre dispatches from outside
points show that the storm covered
considerable territory. At Vallejo
several persons were injured by ny
ing debris. A large section of the
roof of the Wilson house was carried
off by the winel. the large coal shed
of the Vallejo Gas company was de
molished end the electric and tele
phone systems were badly elamaged.
The, storm , lasted half an hour. In
Fairfield some houses were blown
down. In farming and orchard elis-
-rriets outbuildings and fencing were
damaged and garden plants and trees
were uprooted.
Reports received from Rio Vista.
Cordelia and Elmira are to the effect
that the storm inflicted much damage.
In the vicinity of Napa trees were fell
On J. B. Morris's ranch at Agua
Caliente, a large gum tree was pros
trated by the high wind and wrecked
the Morris residence. Fortunately the
inmates escapeel injury. Chimneys,
fencing and' outbuildings were blown
down in different parts of Sonoma
valley and telegraph wires north and
south were prostrated.
PARLIAMENT DISMISSED.
The Queen's Speech Was One of the
Shortest.
London, Dec 13. Parliament was
dismissed to-day until the middle of
February, with the reading of the
shortest of the queen's speeches. It
was as follows:
-"My Lord and Gentlemen: 1 thank
you for the liberal provision you have
made for the expenses incurred by th;
operation of my armies in South Afri
ca and China."
.. The proceedings to-day in the house
of commons were a repetition .In minia
ture of the debates of the brief session.
The ministers were heckled, the war
was virulently denounced, and Mr
Chamberlain was further attacked.
The war funds were finally voted after
the secretary of state i'or war, Mr
Broderick, had given an assurance
that the government, during recess,
would cordially co-operate? with Gen
e"al Kitchener in an endeavor to end
the war.
Particularly stinging were the re
marks of John Bryn-Roberts. liberal.
He declared that the British treatment
of the women of South Africa was an
outrage on civilization, and that it was
blasphemy to hold Christian services
in St Paul's in counee-tion with the re
turn of Lord Roberts while there were
such proceedings in jsouth Africa.
Mr Broderick hotly denounced Mr
Brya-Roberts's charges, asserting that
it was criminal to make allegations
which could not be proved but which,
however. - would be telegraphed to
South Africa to increase the eliseon
tent there. He held up Mr Bryn-Rob-erts
to the censure and reprobation of
nearly every member of the house of
commons. These remarks were greet
ed with cheers.
Mr Broderick ihen repealed that the
government did not desire to pursue
a policy which would make it more
difficult for the Boers to cease fighting,
and that the government abided in the
declarations of Mr Cltamberlain.
: The session was suspended until 2
o'clock ' in the afternoon,' when both
houses' met and were prorogued.
FIRST TEA CALL.
New York, Dec 15. Arrangements
have practically been completed in the
matter of selecting grades for the list
ing of tea on the coffee .exchange In
accordance with the rules and regula
tions already adopted by the managers
of ,the exchaifge and by the local ten
trade,- and It is expected that the first
tea-call rwill be held on the exchange
on January . . . '. C:-.i
-X, ---l. ' -'
CAMPAN'LJL'S RICH COUPLE. '"
. Liverpool, -Deo lS.V-'The Cunard line
SI earner Campania, which sails from
this port to New-York" 'to-day, has on
board JB. Pa rnieleo. Prentice, "of Chi
cago, and bis fiancee. Miss Aita Rocke
feller, daughter of John D." Rockefel
ler. , .. - '
IktK MESSAGE.
As Usual it Begins With 'I Re
gret to Say."
Ho Gives Official News of the Recent
Battle The English Lost in Killed
. and Prisoners Nearly Six Hundred
The Boers, Also, Lost Heavily, He
Says.
London. Dec 13.- Lord Kitchener's
message to the war office is as follows:
"Pretoria, Dec 14. Clements brought
In his force to Commando Nek. unop
posed. The casualties were. I regret
to sjy. heavy killed, five officers and
niuo of other ranks; missing, eighteen
otiiceis and 553 of other ranks. Thes-
latt.-r were four companies of the
Northumberland Fus:!Iers. who were
stationed on the hill, and some yeo
manry and other details sent up to sup
port them. Names and nature of
wounds ar-. being telegraphed from
Cape Town.
"Breadwood's brigade took no part
in the engagement. The Boers suf
fered severelj-. Knox drove De Wet
north to the Tiianbanchu-Laelybi-.md
line, which was held by our troops.
Dt Wet's force, about 3.000 strong,
made several attempts to get through
during the day, assisted by a force o
Boers operating from the north. These
attacks were driven back, though some
of the Boers from the south were able
to get through the line."
Wiring later, December 14, Lord
Kitchener reports that while passing
the lines in the neighborhood of Than
banchu. De Wet's force lost, consider
ably. The South African light horse
and Tlioruaycrofts mounted infantry
captured a flf teen-pounder, taken at
Do Wetsdorp. a pompom, several
wagons with ammunition, twenty-two
prisoners and some horses and mules.
A portion of the enemy has not been
able to pass north.
MAY AFFECT AN ALLIANCE.
Pennsylvania Coal Co Purchased In
the Interest of Erie Railway.
Philadelphia. Dec 13. The purchase
of the Pennsylvania Coal Co In the
interest of the Erie Railway is look
en! upon in anthracite circles in this
city as but preliminary to a still erloser
alliance between the anthracite Inter
ests. It Is said that, the next move
of the Morgan interests will be to
purchase the anthracite interests of
Coxe Brothers & Co in the Hazleton
field, and that several offers for the
property had already been made. The
tonnage of this firm, together with
that of the Delaware. Susquehanna,
and Schuylkill railroad, owned and
controlled by it, is almost as large 'as
that of the Pennsylvania Coal Co.
Having secured these two interests
the most dangerous indepenuent com
petition in the anthracite coal would
be removed. 1
An authority on coal matters says:
"With the Morgan interest practical
ly iu control there could be an entire
re-arrangement of the present situa
tion so far as the geographical dis
tribution of anthracite is concerned.
Instead of each anthracite carrier iu
vaeling tbe territory of the others,
flooding it with coal and dividing ton
age rate's, each would confine it ' dis
tribution within its legitimate terri
tory, elite- consideration being given
to its proportionate share ot the en
tire territory. The Reading, for in
stance, instead of shipping large
iuantities of anthracite to the west,
there to come in competition with
other companies, would confine itself
purely to the country reached by its
own lines and to New England. In
this manner the railroad woulel receive
the entire freight tonnage receipts
upon its own output of cosl."
SUMMARY OF THE WEEK.
Transactions Compiled by the Com
mercial Record.
New Haven. Dee 13. The summary
of the Commercial Record for the cur
rent week makes the following show
ing: .
1900.
1899.
Sales. Moi-t. Sales. Mort.
gages. gage3.
New Haven, 13 $2 ,011 VI $40,773
West Haven 0 S.SOO l! Vr.O
Hartford, 14 'J0.231 1:5 49,400
Bridgeport 8 S.50O 18 49,330
Waterbury, 8 12.215 it :W,503
Meriden. .",773
New Britain, 02 10.830 S 4.010
Norwich. :: 4,000 2 l.OUO
New London, 7 18.900 14 J 15,380
Middletown, 2 9.000 2 1.8C0
Norwalk, 7 1,(100 2 ,17,200
Danhury, 7 2 1,300
109 122,340 03 S242.077
The transactions of the New, Haven,
Hartford and Springfield clearing
houses for last week were as follows:
New Haven. 1900. $1,588. 402: 1899. $1.
702.340: 1898. $1,773,371. Hartford,
1'tOO. $2,309, 7S0; 1899. $2.S77.S39; 1898,
$2 331.704. Springfield, 1900, $1,382,
23:1809.91,730.351. New Haven shows a decrease com
pared with the same week of last year
of 9.9 per cent and a decrease from the
eorrespomling week of 1898 of 10.0 per
cent. Hartford decreased 10.7- per
cent as compared with the previous
year, anel iucreased 9.3 per cent over
189S. Springfield decreased 8.5 per
cent from 1899. ,
WILLIAMS COLLEGE DINNER.
New York, Dec 13. The annual din
ner of the Williams college alumni as
sociation of "New Y'ork . was held last
night. Several hundred were present
at it. Jacob F. Miller, president of the
association, presided. Mr Miller.' in
an introductory address, defended . a
college education along general lines.
President Franklin Carter sketched the
history of the college Professor Wil
liam M. Rloane of Colurabia university;
in speaking o.f the city, "reform move
went, -said .that the -university', settle
ment idea had not obtained as firm a
hold as it slionld have obtained. He
sald: "The- laborer "who worts wiih
his hand and the one who works with
his, mind -shouW. -understand' each
other." - AdeJress.es were also. made by
Robert;,-Bridges .of Princeton' and the
Eev Henry P. Dewey. . "
JOHN ADDISON PORTER.
Passed Away at His Home, After a
: Lingering Illness.
Pomfret, Dec 13. John Addison Por
ter died this afternoon, at his home
shortly before 2 o'clock.. The cause of
Mr Porter's death as given out by tne
physicians! in charge vras malignant
intestinal disease. He submitted to
an operation about five weeks ago, and
for a time his condition was very crit
ical. He rallied eventually and for tho
last few weeks his condition Mas fair
ly comfortable. He was able to sit
around Iho house and devoted much of
his time; to reading the current topics
in' the newspapers. On Wednesday of
this week he took a drive and seemed
in the best of spiriis. enjoying ilie ex
perience greatly. The sudden failure
in his condition which led to his di'ath.
first manifested itself on Thursday.
Since then ho grew r-teadlly weaker
and last night he became unconscious
tuid it was'realized that ho was sink
ing: rapidly.' He' remained in this con
dition most of this morning, rallying
only for a short timebefore his death.
At his bedside were the members of
his family and his mother, who lives
in Hartford. He is turvived by his
wife, mother and twochildreu.
John Addison Portt- was the eldest,
sou of Professor Johiu Aeldison Porter,
first dean of the Shi'fiiold Scientific
school, at Yale college! and of Joseph
ine Enrle She-flield, dl
founder of the school
lughler of the
He was born
17. 1S30, and
in Neve Haven .April)
graduated fom Yale "college in the
class of 1ST8. Shortly after leaving
college Mr Porter stuelieel law in Cleve
land. Ohio, anel later gave it up to enter
the fielel of journalism!. In various ca
pacities he was withthe New Haven
Palladium. Hartford Couranf. New
York Observer. New' York Tribune,
New York Post anel lias written many
articles for the leading nmgnzines. In
1 884 Mr Porter moved fc is residence from
New York city to Washington anel for
two years conelucteel a book publishing
house. During the session of congress
he served by apointment of Senator
Piatt as clerk of one of the senate spe
cial committees. In 188.8 ho pur
chased an interest in the Hartford
Evening Post, bee-om'mg the managing
editor anel later the editor-in-chief. He
was elected first representative from
the town of Pomfret in ISO. He was
the town of Pomfret iu 1890. He was
Mr Porter was appointed by Presielent
McKinley to fill the office of private
secretary to the presielent at the begin
ning of his first term. Three- years
later he was forced to resign his posi
tion because of ' ill health, and he has
been out of public life since that time.
YALE'S NEW SYSTEM.
A Committee Reccmmenels an Assess
ment on Each Student.
New Haven, Conn, Dec 13. A com
mittee appointed recently by the man
agers of the various athletic organiza
tions of Yale university to- devise a
plan by which the system of financial
support of athletics may be improved,
issued a public letter this morning,
suggesting that instead of giving in
discriminately for different athle-tic
purposes, as At present, each student
in the university who can att'orel to do
so be assessed a small sum. probably
between $3 and $10 each year. The
amount of the assessment, the com
mittee say. could be: determined by an
estimate of the sum needed yearly by
all the different organizations, and de
elucting from this -tin; amount which
may be reasonably expected to come
from foot ball aud base ball games.
Attention is called to the fact that
under the present system the contribu
tions are not sufficient for the support
of athletics, anel the committee be
lieve the plan suggesteel will remeely
this and will also do away with the
need of many collectors as at present.
WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE UNION.
Next Convention Will Be Held in Fort
Worth.
Chicago Dec 15. The next conven
tion of the national W. C. T. U. will
be held iu Fort. Worth. Tex, if suitable
railroad accommodations can be ob
tained. ' This was decided last night
by the national officers of the organiza
tion who are staying at Rest, cottage,
Evanston. It was also decided to in
augurate a. movement to have Septem
ber 28, Frances E. Willard's birthday,
observeel iu the public schools of the
country by having an hour set apart
for reading concerning the life am!
work cf Miss WillareT.
Miss Anna Gordon, national vicc
preskleut, and Mrs Susanna Frye. na
tional secretary, were1 appointed a com
mittee to make arrangements for the
starting of an institution for the train
ing of W. C. T. V. workers. The in
stitution will he located iu NorthDcld,
if satisfactory arrangements can be
made.
Miss Minnie B. Horning of Evans
ton was re-elected press agent of the
naiional organization and also office
secretary. ,
ARRIVED FROM. HAVANA.
New York, Dec 13. Among the pas
PcngcTS who arrived to-day per steam
er Havana, from Havana, was Sir
William Van Horne, who has been in
vestigating railroads in Cuba.
WEATHER REPORT.
- Washington. Dec 13. For Connecti
cut: Fair and continued cold to-night
and; Sunday; fresh north to northeast
winds:- , .
' Barom. Tern. W. Wen,
Bismarck . 30.00 14 K Cloudy
Boston ... 30.44 14 NW Cloudv
Buffalo 30.34 10 K , Cloudy
Cincinnati ... .30.48 20 B Cloudy
Chicago ,.30.30 24 E Cloudy
Denver . .. . . -..30.10 32 SW Pt Cldy
Helena .......29,70 .40 SW Cloudy
Jacksonville ...30.22 NE Cloudy
Kansas City ..30.30 30 SB Cloudy
Nantucket.-. .:. .30.40 2S- N Cloudy.'
New Haven ...30.48 9 N Clear
New Orleans. .30.24 30 . NE Pt Cldy
New" York . .; . .30.50 " 14 N . .. Clear. ..
North field . . . ::0.50 4 N Cloudy
Pittsburg 30.50 12 N Clear
St Tfljfui .30.40 .-.30 NE Cloudy
SURtirt .;:". .30.44 18 SB Snow'g
Wafehjngtou i .30.60 10 N Clear
Hcttr9 80.32 - S3 N Clear V
iWIii 1 El
An Interesting: Brush Early This
' Morning.
The Frenchmen Tried to Make Up the
Lost Lap But Failed -Waller Left
the Track at 2:30 O'clock Pretty
AVell Exhausted.
New York. Dec 13. Tile morning of
the last day of the six-day bicycle race
at Madison Square Harden found the
teams in about i lie- same relative posi
tions they have hold for several days
past. Elkes and McFariauil and Pierce
anil McEachern retained their lead of
one lap on the Frenchmen, Simar and
fcngoltz. At 0':3( this morning Simar
tried to mttke up the lost lap ami
caused a considerable commotion for
a while. He drew away from the
hunch and riding at a terrific pace,
gained half a lap. Gougoltz relieved
him .'and increased the advantage to
three-quarters. Simar. who was o;i
his wheel near hi quarters, then re
lieved Gougoltz at this point. Elkes
relieved Mi Farland. anel McEachern
substimteei Pierce. These changes oc
curred every few minutes, Th scor
ers Were kept busy. For fifteen min
iites the struggle to increase the gain
was continued. Relief men were on
hand, and trainers and handlers were
busy holding their riders on the wheels
ready to start afresh after a few mo
ments' brief rest. The leaders appar
ently overcame the French team's leael
anel the .relief "men dismounted from
their wheels. They gathered then
about Night Referee Wilson. Trainer
Tom West claimed that Gougoltz and
Simar had gained ii lap. This ' the
other trainers anel handlers elenied and
the claim was not allowed.
The race will close at 10 o'clock to
night and an exciting finish is looked
for.
Waller, who was weary and exhaust
ed,, after being lapped several times,
quit the track at 2:30 o'clock, satisfied
at. the present position. . Stinson diel
not 'relieve him. Waller said that he
knew the last two teams hael no earth
ly chance of passing him.
Score at 8 a. m.
Miles. Laps.
Elkes and McFarlaud ...2.393 0
Pierce and McEachern ..2.393 0
Simar and Gougoltz 2.394 9
Fisher and Frederick ....2.394 4
Kaser and Ryser 2.394 (
Waller anel Stinson 2.3ns 1
Babcoc-k and Aaronson . . J .300 1
Tnrville anel Gitum 1,499 7
Score at Two O'clock.
) Mile- T.nns
Elkes and McFarland . .2.493 , 3
Pierce and McEachern ..2,493 3
Simar anel Gougoltz .. ..2,493 4
Kaser and Ryser 2,493 1
Fisher and Fredericks ...2,492 9
Waller and Stinson 2.308 1
Babeock anel Aaronswu . . 1 ,500 1
Turvllle and Gimm .. ..1,499 7
A SHAKE WITH THE PRESIDENT.
Mayor Kilduff in Washington Presi
dent Inquires for Baker Kelly.
City Clerk Ryan is in receipt, of a
letter from Mayor Kileluff, who is at
tending the convention of the League
of American Municipalities In Charles
ten, S. (.'., in which he states, so the
clerk says, that en the way down south
he stopped off at Washington and
dropped in to see how the congressmen
elo business. On the way to the build
ing he met Mr Sperry and had a long
chat with him regarding the long
talked of and much delayeel public
building in Waterbury anel. as usual,
the wily congressman from the secouel
stated that he was doing all in his
power to further the project and that
he hoped to be abie to get favorable
action cu it during the present session.
Through, the kindness of Mr Sperry,
the mayor had the pleasure of an Intro
duction to President McKinley, who
received him in si most ccrelial man
ner, anel upon learning that he hehl the
office of mayor of Waterbury, the pres
ident asked if he knew a man in that
place named Thomas Kelly, and be
ing.' answereel in the affirmative he re
quested his hcuer to give Mr Kelly his
leaarels on his return to Waterbury anil
to assure him that if the Liberty street
extension question shoulel ever reach
congres.-s he woulel see that nothing
was done to block the project, and that
if passed he woulel sign the document
cheerfully. The delegates to the con
vention were treated to a big bauauet
Thursday night, at which Mayor Kil
eluff was one of the speakers.
ORDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS.
Local Members Are Excited Over Re
ports About Receiver.
Rainbow anil (Jood Cheer councils
of the order of Chosen Friends will
meet to-night to discuss the situation
regarding tne partial collapse of the
national body. It is alleged that death
claims amounting to $300,000 are now
outsanding which the organization is
not -able to meet. Supreme Record
Linn admitted thafrhe facts set out
in tlie -application are true. The state
then asked that Thomas Younf. chief
secretary in Linn's office, he uameel a
receiver. 'The court refused to name
Yount because he is a certificate holder
i nthe order. The court then named
Cyrus J. Clark. Bond was fixed at
$5,000. . Clark recently retired from
the office of sheriff of Marion county.
The order of Chosen Friends has
bean doing' business .in thirty states.
The officers of the Snpseme council
include:'. H. H. Morse, supreme coun
cillor, New York; AVliliam B. Wilson,
supreme treasurer, .Newark. N". J., and
P.- II.. O'Brien, supreme guard, New
Haven, , -..'
The local, councils are in excellent
condition and it "will be n great blow
to them if the order should not be able
to meet Its. obligations. . ...
' JERSEY 'OF iCIALN IN BOSTON.
"New '.York". Dec 15. Governor Voor
hees of New Jersey has gone to Boston
accompanied by. the members of the
New Jersey state reformatory commis
sion and other state1 officers. They will
inspect the state reformatory ut Con
cord in order to be able to introduce
some of the methods in use' there into
the government of . the' new state re
formatory, now being built at Kahway.
NEW SUGAR REFINERY.
Plans Already Under Way For The
Erection of the riant.
Philadelphia, Dec 13; It is stated
.luthoratatively that tin? formation in
this city of a new inelepeudent gngar
refining e-ompany is contemplated by
men irominently identified with the
sugar making industry.
Plans for the erection of a refinery
are now being made anel the outlook
for the organization of a company is
said to be good. The new refinery
will be absolutely ' independent. It
will require at least eighteen months
to build such a plant as is contemplat
ed aud it is said thrtt the money will
be found, and that capitalists iu other
cities, including Bo? ion, are desirous
of embarking in the new enterprise.
CITY NEWS.
A son was born yoiereiay to Mr and
Mrs Joseph Degunn of Taylor street.
At the lneeiing of Court Shields, F.
of A., last night, fifteen applicants for
membership were rtceived.
Au adjourned meeting of the board
of education will be held Tuesday
evening at 8:15 o'clock.
The general committee which has in
chargefhe arrangements In counee-tion
with St Patrick's annual fair, will hold
n meeting to-morrow afternoon in the
Lyceum building at 4 o'clock.
An interesting game of basket ball
was played in the Y. M. C. A. junior
basket ball league this morning be
tween the Whites and the Reds, the
latter winning out bv the score of 10
1o 5.
There was a large altendance at the
annual dance of the Employes' Aiel as
sociation of the Waterbury clock fac
tory in City hall last night, and all
spent the time in a very happy man
ner. Morgan, the 8-year-old son of Mr and
Mrs Eugene Moriarty, of West Side
hill, fell down the cellar stairway this
morning, inflicting an ugly gash In his
forehead. In- Donahue elressed the
wound.
There will be a meeting of the St
Thomas L. and D. society at its rooms
on North Main street to-morrow. A
full attendance of the members is re
quested as business of importance will
be laid before the meeting.
Owing to the death of Thomas B.
Miller, the sacred concert, which was
arranged for his beni'lit and which was
to be held to-morrow night, in City
hall, has been postponed until two
weeks from to-morrow night.
Mrs Keough. 194 Baldwin street, dis
plays a fine line of Nmas goods for
children:- Dolls, drums, dolls" chairs,
toys of every description, gents' elress
shirts, suspenders.' armlets, ties, in
itial hemstitched handkerchiefs from
10c up.
Rev Mr Holden. assistant pastor of
the Second Congregational churcn
will deliver an address at the bovs
meeting in the Y. M. C. A. building
to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'cloeir.-Tbe
meeting is open to the junior mem
bers of the Y. M. A. and their
friends.
At the Y. M. C. A. building to-night
a bowling game will be played be
tween the Challengers and Invine-ibles.
There will also be three basket "ball
games, the first, a postponed game,
will be played at S o'clock, with the
Colts and Terrors as opponents, the
second will be fought for by the
Monlters and Brass Citys at S:30,
while the Olympics and Nonpariels
will be the contestants in the last
game at 9 o'clock.
In the probate court to-day thej?
was a hearing on the account of Theo
pliile Thibault. executor on the estate
of Philomene Choninard. The hear
ing was rather warm. The heirs,
who are nieces and nephews of the de
ceased, claimed several articles of fur
niture valued at SSi, while the excu
tor insisted they belonged t the hus
band. The hearing was continued lor
a week in order to give the contestants
time to arrive at a settlement.
Mrs Mary McDonald, wife of City
Sheriff McDonald, has petitioned the
probate court Ihrough her counsel.
Judge Bradstreet, for a conservator to
be. appointed over her parents, John
anel Mary Gagain. This is a new de
velopment in the suit of the1 Mellon
aids against Mrs Gagain for ifl.000,
which they allege they loaned the de
fendants. A few days ago Attorneys
Carmody and Pierce, representing the
defendants, moved for the dissolution
of the attachment in the suit aud ttie
substitution of a bond, and the defend
ant responded by filing Ihr: above peti
tion. Representative-elect Guilfoile is pay
ing the penalty that men in public are
subject to: continual annoyance?. Since
the interview with him on the subject
of consolidation appeared in the Dem
ocrat a few days ago he has been
ealleel upon by men, in all stations in
lite, for and fagaiust consolidation.
Some of them were of the opinion that
he hail committed himself ih favor of
consolidation and others that he fav
ored the present system. This, of
course, was owing to a hasty glance
at the interview, for in it he distinctly
stated and -he has fold his callers so
that in the absence-- of any argument
thus far ' in, favor of the proposed
measure,' he was and is against it.
Iu securing "Mr Honeymoon of the
Bowery branch of the iy M. C. A. to
address the men's meeting at Jaceiues
opera house to-morrow . afternoon
under the, auspices of the' loe-al Y.
M.C. A.. -Secretary Ross is affording
the men of; Waterbury an excellent op
portunity -of.S listening to a , man of
wide- and - -practical . experience,- ac
quired from his work-among the resi
dents of the Bowery. ' Add to his at
tractive personal appearance anel a
happy faculty of imparting to others
iu an admirable manner his own senti
ments and opinions, you have a fail
idea of what an interesting address
will be delivered lo-morrow afternoon.
His subject will be, "An Address to
Men," from his standpoint iu rescue
and reformatory work. As an .extra
attraction "Miss Agnes' Mackenzie has
been engaged to render several vocal
selections. 1 Miss Mackenzie has been
heard here befora In connection with
the local - Salvation' army. by. whom
she will be entertained during her
stay in this city, jind she has a high
reputation as a vocalist. A. M. Bene
dict of Spencer avenue, who will en
tertain Mr Moneymoou during his
play here, will preside at the reeetlnar.
BRYANTALKS,;:
He Tells What His Plans Will Be
, For the Future.
WILL . PUBLISH A PAPER.
The Paper Will Be Known as "Tha
Commoner" It Will Advocate the
Kansas City Platform Doctrines-
The First Issue Will Appear' Janu
ary 1.
Lincoln. Xeb. Dec 15. In .announc
ing his plans for the future, William
Jennings Bryan made the following
statements: "I have for several years
had in contemplation the establish
ment of a weekly newspaper and this
seems nu opportune time?, lor under
taking ir. Intending to devote mv life
to the study and discussion of public
questions, I have chosen this method
be-cause it will best accomplish " the
purposes which 1 have in . view.
Through such a paper I shall be able
to keep iu touch with the social and
political problems. The paper will at
the same time, if successful, provide
a means for my pecuniary needs; and
this kind of work will allow me more
time wiTh my family than 1 have been
able to enjoy for several years past.
i expect to lecture occasionally, es
pecially in college towns, where ! can
speak to students. My principal work
will be done with the pen. or perhaps
I should say with the pencil. The
paper will be called "The Commoner"
and will defend the principles set forth'
in the Kansas City platform. The
first issue will appear In "January, I
shall be proprietor and editor.
HIS SCHEME A FAILURE.
New York. Dec 15. Thomas J. Min
nick of Bridgeport, the young man who
under the name of James McDonald
feigned insanity at the Hoffman house
on Monday last, and who was taken tm
Bellevue hospital and placed in the in
sane pavilion, was arraigneel in the po
lice court to-day. Minuick was very,
much cresti'allem and told the magis
trate that he had a family in Bridge
port and that, he was out of work an. I
wauteel to earn some money. " He went
to the editors of a New
York paper and proposed . the
scheme to feign insanity ' ant!
get sent to the island and there learn
whether the physicians e-ould tell
about insanity or not. He said that
he made a miserable failure, of It and
the magistrate, taking pity on hint,
elisc-harged him.
SUBURBANITES ALERT.
If Thev Are to Be Taken Into the City
It Will Be After a Hot Fight.
The townspeople are saiel to be niak- -ing
extensive preparations to defend
themselves from the threatened invas
sion on the part of the consolidation
ists. and if something is not done to
placate them, cannon is apt to bodm
at ''any- moment: from every hill top- iu.
the rural districts. It is said, that the
AJeifceiuoiuig ioi lis 01 riuspce'l, ooci-
btlry, Middlebury, Naugatuck.; Water
town anel ether- plae-es fear that the
next move will aim at taking them in,
and have decided to lend a hand to the
town school elistricts. and if this lie
true the outcome of the struggle is not
any too bright for the advocates of the
Consolidation of the town and city gov
ernments. With the right kinel of
guns properly manned and planted ou
Town PhJt, West Side hill, and the
mountainous ranges in the north end.
the city of Waterbury could be reduced
to ashes in a remarkably short time,
and in case the worst should come it
would seem thatneps should be taken,
by the men who are responsible for
stirring up this warlike spirit in-the
breasts f peaceable and hitherto
friendly powers, to be on the alert
and see that life and limb as well -as
private property iu the city is properly
protected. About the only vantage
gremnd insiele the city limits is Pine
hill, and if the enemy should occupy
that, and they are foxy enough to- do
it. nothing short of uneonditional sur
render on our part could ineluce them,
to lay down their arms and the cons'olir
dationists would be obliged to sue for
peace at any terms. It is reporteel thai
Porter L. Wood. John Osborne, H. M.
Rigney and a elozen or more ' others
who are said to constitute a e-ouncil ef ,
war. were seen in the vicinity of Pine
hill late last night, and naturally many '
would like to know the objee-t of their
visit into that section. The city should
stand in readiness to fortify Pine hill
at short notice, anel it might not be a
bad idea to have the local militia sta-r
tioned there until this "consolidation
question is settled one way or -.tha
other. ,
WATERBURY BUSINESS.
Transacted In The New Haven CourtH
Yesterday. "
The following business relative td
Waterbury parties was transacted in
New Haven courts yesterday: - -
An order was granted for the re-,
moval of the suit of Mrs M. R. Phlp
peney against the Atlas Insurance
company to the United States eourU
The suit is for $4.000. lire insurance.
A motion was made for the accept
ance of the ree-eiver's report and the
approval of the payment of , wage
e-laims and the order for the payment,
of a elivielend was maele in the case of
Charles Thatcher & Co. ,
The arguments on the elernurrer in
the $3,000 damage suit brought .by
Colonel John B. Doherty against for
mer Insurance Commissioner Fretley
ick A.- Betts of New Haven for alleg
ed slander were again postponed in
the superior court before Judge Robin
son yesterday for one week. In the
suit Colonel Doherty claims that Mr
Betts, in speaking of the disposition oZ
a thousand dollar check in the Con
necticut Indemnity company case,
said that $750 of it went into Doherty'a
pockets and that he had evidence
enough to put Doherty in prison. Mr
Betts claims that he. said the words
in pursuance of his duties as insurance
commissioner. - . ' ;
Arguments were made on; ' a - de
murrer in the suit of the New Haven
Trust, company, receivers of the Con
necticut Life Insurance company,
against Colonel John B. Doherty antl
L. A. Piatt, as officers of the defunct
company, in which they claim large
damages for the disposition of the
1 funds of the company. Judge Robin-
smu reserved bi3 decision- -
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