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f " tYOL XIV XO 21 WATERBURY, CONN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1900. PKICE TWO CENTS. i END OF CENTUR Waterbury Will Celebrate the Event To-Night. SERVICES IN ALL CHURCHES. The Blowing of Whistles and Ringing of Bells The Green Will Be Bril liantly Illuminated By-Connecticut Lighting and Power Co City Au thorities Have Given People Full Swing In the Matter of Celebration From 12 to 12:30 O'clock. There will be a watch service in al most of the Protestant churches to night, and the Catholics will be in at tendance at midnight mass, when the old year and the century take their place with the past and the merry chimes ring in the birth of another new year and the beginning of the twentieth century. Midnight mass will be celebrated at the following churches: Immaculate Conception, rector, the Rev William J. Slocum; St Patrick's, rector, the Rev Joseph M. Gleeson: church of the Sacred Heart, rector, the Rev T. F. Shelley; St Ann's, lector, the Rev Father Sene sac; St Cecilia. German Catholic, rec tor, the Rev Dr Farrell Martin: St Francis Xavier. rector, the Rev J. .r. Curtin; St Thomas's, rector, Rev T. M. Crowley; St Poseph's. rector, the Rev Peter Saurusaitis, and the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, rector, the Rev Father Karam. At most of the churches the Christ mas music will be repeated. No doubt the several churches will be crowded, and people who want to make sure of getting on the inside should be on hand early. It has been suggested that all who were present at the mid night mass last year remain at home and give those who got crowded out a chance this time, but of course they won't do this, so that the indications point to big congregations at ail the churches, with thousands unable to reach any further than the outside en trances. There will be masses in the churches Wednesday forenoon for the accommodation of people who may not have an opportunity to get out at midnight. Several societies will meet in their headquarters and spend a few hours at the banquet table. The Concordia Singing society has plans projected for a family gathering, and the Catholic Literary association will dance and make merry in Lilley block. The green will present a pretty pic ture and as many as possible should "take it in.'' The Connecticut Light ing and Power Co will set out a num ber of full arc lights which will be suspended from wires resting upon the mighty arms of the giant elms, and people who are constantly finding fault with the kind of electric light service we have should take particular notice of the ones in the green to night, for' the city can have them in exchange for the old ones without any additional cost. It will be a big night in all parts of the town. CELEBRATE TO-NIGIIT. City Clerk M. J. Ryan asks the Demi ocrat to announce that all those so desiring can celebrate to-night in as noisy or as quiet n manner as they wish, between the hours of 12 and 12:30. The Fourth of July rules will be in force for that half hour. There will be a midnight mass at Ft Ann's French Catholic church. There has been an excel lent program prepared by the well known organist. Miss Mary Morrot. The choir will be under the direction of Edward Baribault. The program of the music for the midnight mass will lie as follows: Kyrie Giorza Gloria .". . . Giorza Credo Giorza Offertory ....Adeste Fideles et Jesus Deivivl Sauetus Millard Agnus Dei Giorza ' Soloists Soprano, Mrs P. Galipeau, Miss L. Doucette. Alto. Misses P. Rodier, M. L. Fregeaux. Tenors. Henry Carou, A. Tourangeau. Bass, F. Galipeau, D. Tourangeau. ' DUTCH CHVRCH SERVICES. " X'ew York, Dec 30. A union watch , night service conducted by four cler gymen in the1 historic old Dutch church of Sleepy Hollow, near Tarrytown, , made famous by Washington Irving, will begin at 11 o'clock to-night, and will be continued into the new century. The old church 'will be lighted by can dles, as It was a century . ago. At midnight, the new century will be preeted with the hymn, "O. God, Our Help in Ages Fast." The church was built in KM 17. It stands to-day practi cally the same as it was when It was the worshipping place of the Dutchmen of Philipse Manor. Its little bell, cast' in Holland, still . calls the people to worship. 20TH CEXTCRY IN LOXDOX. Xew York, Dec 31. The close of the century will be commemorated In Lon don to-night by special services at St Paul's cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and nearly all the churches of the metropolis, says the Tribune's corres pondent. There will be twentieth century services to-morrow at Canter bury and St Paul's, with Archbishop Temple, Bishop Carpenter, Dean Farrar and Dean Eliot as preachers, and "'The Messiah" will be sun? at Albert hall. The old century will be danced out and the new century danced in at Convent Garden In fancy dress. BOSTON WILL CELEBRATE. Boston, Dec SI. The opening of the twentieth century will be welcomed and recognized officially in this city and in most of the churches, appro priate services and ringing bells and chimes at midnight will mark the de parture of 1900 and the advent of 1901. The most notable feature of the general- observance, outside "of religious circles, will be the exercises at the state house which are to be conducted nnder the auspices of the Twentieth Century club. At 11:45 o'clock 100 singers and four trumpeters take places on the front balcony. A psalm will be read by Ker Edward Everett Hale, D. D., the well-known Congre gationalist clergyman, hymns will be sung, and at the hour . of 12, the trumpeters will announce the new century. The chimes and church bells throughout the city will ring out the old and welcome the new year. At the same hour, all the Catholic churches will begin the celebration of a solemn high mass, with special musical fea tures. Most Rev John J. Williams, archbishop of the diocese of Boston, will participate in the ceremony at the cathedral of the Holy Cross. The observance at this church will be of an especially significant character and will be the feature of the celebration in Roman Catholic circles. There also will be a magnilicant display of ritual istic ceremony at the Jesuit church of the Immaculate Conception. Among Episcopalians, the division of time will be observed by the chant ing of the Miserere and Litany at 11:30, followed by a solemn celebra tion of the Holy Eucharist at midnight at the Church of the Advent. St John's, and Church of St John the Evangelist. Special services also will be held at 'Fremont Temple, the Clarendon street Baptist "Church. People's Temple, Old South and Trinity. SHELL FISH COMMISSION Say That Receipts This Year Have Been Greater Than Frevious Ones. Hartford, Dec 31. The report of the shell fish commissioners of the state for the year eliding September 30, liMW). has Just been issued. The com missioners, George C. Waldo of Bridgeport, Christian Swartz of Xor walk and Seth Sanford of Redding, announced that receipts' for the year have been greater than those of the previous years, while the expenditures have been less, one notable item which has been reduced being that of mud dumping. Although many buoys have as usual been set out by the engineer to mark the boundaries of oyster beds, the commissioners complain that the work has been rendered uncertain and unsatisfactory in some instances where the beds lie along traveled lines of navigation, through the heedless ness of captains of vessels, which break the buoys off or drag them out of place. The service of the oyster police has been satisfactory. In speak ing of the work on maps showing the location of oyster beds, the commis sion urge the establishment of the lines of the state maps when finally completed as a guarantee to all hold ers of oyster beds that their designa tions are assured. It is suggested that addition to existing laws be "passed de claring that any proceeding for the purpose of invalidating a designation" or grant of land for the planting and cultivation of oysters, made by tlu duly constituted authorities of the state, must be brought within live years after the granting of such desig nations. The report speaks of the disappear ance of signals along Hie shore which haye. for. years been the dependence of oystermtn and declares that these must in some way be replaced and as permanently as possible. As a general thing, says the report, the oyster business has been good dur ing the past year with a fair market and an improved price. The set this year was not equal to that of average years and appeared to be scattered and not general. Oysters sent out by Connecticut dealers have been of ex cellent quality and have generally soi at remunerative prices. This ini provemeut has been noticeable and therefore the loss of the set is not so severely felt. Starfish have not been unusually active or prevalent. In regard to- rumors of the forma tion or great syndicates in the Con necticut oyster business, the report says so far nothing has come of the efforts to organize syndicates, but adds "it is impossible to say that noth ing will come of it." ILLINOIS TO GET SILVER. The Famous Battleship to Be Present ed With a Fine Service. Chicago, Doc 31. The Chronicle says: Contracts have been signed which will secure for the battleship Illinois, when she goes into commis sion next summer, a handsome service of silver plate. The gift is one from the people of Chicago and consists of two punch bowls, lades, tray, can delabrum, epicurean bowl and two fruit dishes, ten pieces in all. costing in the neighborhood of $10,000. The largest piece of plate will be a punch bowl having a capacity of twelve gallons. It is twenty-two inches in diameter and stands eighteen inches high. The outer edge has a deep fluting broken with the classical draperies so familiar in colonial de signs. Running far enough down to break the general plainness ' of the bo;d are festooned wreaths hanging froiA the fluting. InJbe center of the rim" is a plat? which will bear an in scription in raised letters setting forth the fact of the gift. Below this will be the coat of arms of the United States. These coats of arms appear on each piece of the Service. The base of the bowl rests on a Grecian cap, vihieh has the flutings and modeled wreaths. The handles curve gracefully frpm the bottom of the Bowl several inches above the rim. falling to it so that the tangent forms the means of support. These are fit-ted and modeled. The other punch bowl is a replica of the large one, but holds only four gallons. STATE PRISON REPORT. . Hartford, Dee 31. The . annual re port of the directors of the Connecti cut state prison for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1900, was sub mitted to Governor Lounsbury to-day. The only change In the directorate during the year was the appointment of Edward A. Fuller of Suffield in place of Edward C. Frisble of Hart ford, resigned. - The - average daily number of convicts ' in confinement during the year was 485. while the figure for the fiscal year of 1899 was 507. Tile health of the prisoners dur ing the year was excellent, only seven deaths occurring from natural causes. ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS." New York, Dec 31. Arrived: Staat ondam from Rotterdam. - Singapore, Dec 31. The United State transport : Kilpatrick arrived here to-day. , St Petersburg Scholars Were Inclined to Disobey. Education of Deserted Children to Be Taken Up By New Association Count Tolstoi Is Writing Two New DramasHome For Self Supporting Women Soon to Be Established in St Petersburg. St Petersburg, Dec 18. The incipi ent movement among the students litis been disposed of with little trouble. The rector displayed a wise forbear ance. The hearings of students was stopped and aii address was posted in which the students were invited to re turn to their studies. They accepted the invitation, no more meetings have been held and nobody is to be pun ished. A technical academy was opened to day at Tomsk, in Siberia. A new as sociation for tlie education of deserted and neglected children is being formed here. An exposition of musical instru ments will be held here next year. Count Tolstoi is engaged upon two dramas. It is not true, as the Rus sian press has been stating, that "The Corpse" is complete and will' be pro duced as soon as printed. It will not be finished before February, according to information received by the direc tor of the Imperial theaters. Prince Wolkonsky, from Countess Tolstoi. As the Imperial theaters are closed dur ing Lent it will probably not be given under Prince Wolkousky's direction before next season, though it may be produced in private theaters this sea son. Count Tolstoi's health remains ex cellent. He is seen daily walking on the streets of Moscow. "The Resur rection" is being translated into Tar tar and into Persian. St Petersburg is shortly to have a home for self-supporting working wo men. Tlie municipal government has appointed a commission to study the question of sanitary workiugmen's homes. St Petersburg, with its marshy surroundings and its liability to overflows, is regarded as unhealthy at least. The evil is aggravated by tlie use by tlie poor of rooms beneath the overflow lines. XEW ORGANIZAION. For the Purpose of Educating Ameri can People Concerning Philippines. Chicago. Dec 31 Mrs Glendower Evans, of Boston, last night addressed a meeting at Hull house, in which she explained the purposes of an organi zation established ten' days ago in Bos ton, that has for its object tlie educa tion of tlie American people concern ing the situation in the Philippines. It is tlie intention of the organization to establish auxiliary societies through out the country. The name of the organization is the Philippine Information society. Mrs Evans, who is one of the founders, first, conceived the idea through inves tigating the government reports, in which she found much valuable infor mation. It is for the purpose of interesting Chicagoans that Mrs Evans is in tiiis city at the present time. She hopes to establish a branch of tlie society here, and if she is successful Chicago will enjoy the distinction of being tlie first city to establish an auxiliary. "The Philippine Information society is "strictly non-partisan as to politics." said Mrs Evans. "It includes both republicans and democrats, so-called imperialists and anti-imperialists in its membership. "Wo organized the society about ten" days ago and the purpose of the so ciety is to collect and distribute, in so far as it is able, authoritative in formation about the Philippines, such as is to be found not in partisan liter ature, lint, for example, in the corre spondence of military, naval and dip lomatic officials. This is information of which the American people in gen eral are not cognizant, largely he cause of the voluminous nature of tlie reports in which such correspondence is found. "An earnest attempt, will be made to deal with all material in a strictly non-part ison manner." Mrs Evans probably will leave to night for her home in Boston. FLOODS IN ENGLAND. Abnormal Snow Storms, Deluging Rains and Furious Gales. London, Dec 31. Abnormal snow storms, deluging rains and furious gales have created havoc in many parts of the country and there have been disastrous flooels, land slips and washouts on all sides. Much stock has been drowneel. Railroads and highways arc blocked, buildings anel bridges have been carried oft" and the overflowing streams have Inundated miles of country, while the rains have submerged the streets in some of the' towns three to four feet. At Coventry the devastation is great er than at any time eluriug the last thirty years. ,A number of factories have' been flooded and huudieds of the inhabitants are ' imprisoned in their homes. . , On' trains on the Midland roads have been . stopped and their fires extin guished by the floods. The town of Bath is endangered by the rise of the Avon, which is now ten feet above the normal. Immense tracts of land In several counties have been transformetl into inland seas, the inhabitants seeking refuge in the upper rooms of their dwellings. Many villagers are alto gether isolated and some towns of con siderable size are without gas,' owing to the works .being flooded. V ... GRAND DUKE S AXE-WEIMAR. : Weimar, Dejc 31. The condition " of the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar, who is suffering from Influenza, complicat ed with inflammation of the lungs, is very serious. The action of his heart Is gravely weakening. - His illness is jmiuless, but the worst is feared. MORE FAILURES NOT FEARED" The Collapse of the London and Globe Corporation Not Contagious. London, Dec 31. The fears of fu'r therfailures in connection with the cofTapse of the Loudon and Globe Finance corporation, limited, were not realized up to 1 o'clock this afternoon, and tlie whole tone of the stock ex change steadied in consequence and Americans were marked up one-halt to four, points and the paridity with which all the . offerings here were taken up for Xew York had a good ef fect in steadying other departments. There was even a bttter feeling in West Australians, Lake Views showed a recovery, but London ami Globe were offered and further de clined 2s d. British Columbias were steady. Le Roi Xo 2 were one high er. The London and Globe Finance cor poration sent a circular to Us share holders this morning calling a meet ing for January '.) for the purpose of passing a resolution to wind up the company. The circular says tlie cap ital of the company is locked up in se curities on which, at present, it is im possible to realize and the corporation, therefore, by reason of its liabilities, is unable to carry on business. Later in the day the failure of Thomas E. Egau, a jobber in the West Australian market, was an nounced, but the announcement had little effect. GEX KITCHENER TELEGRAPHS. Boers Capturetl a Gun, Wounded Two Officers and Killeel Eleven Men. London, Dec 31. General Kitchen er, telegraphing from Pretoria yester day, says: "The post at Helvetia was surprised at 2:30 a. m.. the enemy first rushing a 4.7 gun. At dawn tlie officer commanding tlie post at Swartz-Kopjes sent out a patrol and shelled tlie enemy out of Helvetia, making them abandon the gun temporarily. The Boers, however, formed our prisoners around the gun and got it away event ually. Xo ammunition belonging to the gun was captured. The casualties were four officers wounded, eleven men killed and twenty-two wounded. A column was sent out from Machado tlorp but, owing to bad roads, it failed to arrive in time." WORD FROM COXGER. Washington, Dec 31. The state de partment has received a dispatch from Minister Conger at Pekin, dated De cember - 30. announcing that the Chinese plenipotentiaries have noti fied tlie representatives of tlie powers that the emperor decrees tlie accept ance of their demands as a whole and Prince Ching wants further confer ence. They also desire that the mili tary excursions to the interior should cease. It is well known that this last request is in accortlance with the views of the president. INHALED GAS AJNL JJ1KU. New York, Dec 30. A man and woman who went to Courtney's hotel in Brooklyn Saturday night, were ifound' tlead in lied to-day. Both had been dead for at least six hours and there was every evidence that the pair had committed suicide by inhaling gas. Two unlighted gas burners were turned on full. There was nothing leading to the couple's identity except a letter which is in tlie possession of the coroner, and which he has not yet made public. THEATRICAL MANAGERS. New York, Dec 31. An official state ment of the objects of the combina tion of traveling theatrical managers has been made. The name of the or ganization will be "Tlie Association of Traveling Managers." In general tlie object is mutual protection. Papers of incorporation will lie filed at Al bany to-day.- Nearly Ifio traveling at tractions are already represented in the membership. One of tlie chief ob jects of the association is to secure better terms from railroad companies. CORONER POND'S REPORT. New Haven. Dec 31. Deputy Cor oner Pond, who lias? beeu investigat ing tlie death of Gerald Mel berg, who was found deael outside the Cotton Hollow road lionse. to-day made an Informal statement to State Attorney Williams. Neither of the officials are willing to give out any portions of the evidence taken in the affairs. Mr Pond's finding will be made public to-' morrow. CHINESE FLEEING SOUTHWARD. Berlin, Dec 31 Count Von Waleler see reixirts to the war office, under date of Pekin. December !:'.): Tlie Chi nese who lied south were pursued by Priest's squadron to So-Kien, 100 kilo meters southwest of Pekin. where the Chinese scattered. Gruberg's column seizetl great quantities of munitions, quick-firing anil Krupp guns, Maxim rifles, etc, at Si-Nan-Cheu, twenty-one kilometers east of Pao TT Hsien, which had been abandoned by the fieeiug Chi nese. CORONOR MIX INVESTIGATING. New Haven. Dec 31. Coronor Mix is to-day investigating the allegetl suicide of Thomas Farley. It is stated that the Coronor has received numerous complaints regarding the finding of the medical examiner, who said that Farley hatl undoubtedly com mitted suicide by drinking carbolic acid. Cirouer Mix Is to-day examin ing Mrs Farley.' TAKEN TO SING SING. ; New Y'ork, Dec 31. Edward C. Burnz. who on. Saturday night was convicted of 'murder in the second de gree and sentenced to imprisonment for life for the killing of Postmaster Herbert B. Fellows, at Scarselale, was removetl from the White Plains Jail to-day and taken toiling Sing-. : BIG FIRE IN CHICAGO. Chicago, Dec 31. Fire early to-day destroyed the plant of the Bellaire Stamping company at Hai'vey, 111. a manufacturing suberb of this city. Tlie loss is estimated at $400,000; insurance about $375,000, - j Held on Suspicion of Shooting a Woman. She Was Found Dead With a Bullet in Her Brain Hour's Revolver in tlie Dead Woman's Hand He Says She Committed Suicide. Chicago, Dec 31. Merritt D. Hoff. president of tlie Turnagaiu Arm Wold -Mining company, of Phoenix, Ariz was arrested here last night and is '"'!' lauding an investigation bv the Police into the death of Mrs 'Nora Jiammera, who was found dead in her room yesterday with a bullet in her Pram Hoff. who has been acquainted vwth Mrs Hammers since July, admits that he was in the room at the time t the shooting, which was done with us revolver, but he claims the woman eommitted snicide. Charles (iaus- :''! a. 1,'d of Doff's. and Mrs Lvdia .1'iswjll, a sister of the; dead woiiian. nave also been arrested. These two maintain fhat tlie woman killed her s If because she feared Hoff. who has a wife and daughter, intended to cease "is acquaintance with her ,to ?i0tt"S rev,;Iv'i' wan found in the dead woman's hand. Holt' claims that. vnen Mrs Hammers fired the fatal shot he picked up tlio weapon and ran for a doctor. On the way he met Gauss-en and told him of the' tragedy. IIoiT says he gave the revolver to Gaussen. who in turn took it back to the room where the shooting occurred and placed it in the woman's hand. . Hoff lived for eighteen years in Min neapolis, and was the station agent of the Great Northern railroad in that city. Mrs Hammers is said to have come to Chicago from Boston. GAME BIRDS IX THE FIT Xew naven Won From Watertown in This City Saturday Night. The biggest cocking main that took Place m Waterbury for some time was held Saturday night in a barn" not far from the iron bridge, and the amount of money that changed hands on the result would make a family independ ent. The fight was between Water town and Xew Haven parties and tlie latter went home with so much dust m their pockets that they don't care whether school keeps or not for the next six months. The Watertown birds won the first three battles and this gave the owners of the birds from that town so much courage they of fered big odds on the others, and the Elm city fellows, being game, took all the bets and proved that they knew what they were doing by winning tlie other four battles, thus carrying off tlie honors by a score of four to three. Several Waterbury sport's were in attendance and they state that they never were so much disappointed as they were to see New. Haven win four straight. Some' of them had a few dollars up on the different bouts, and while they do not claim to have Won anything, they say that no one from Waterbury lost anything to speak of. There was no disturbance, the whole matter passing off so quietly that ohe on the outside would scarcely know that anything unusual was in prog ress on tlie inside. Most of the van quished birds were killed and two or three of them were plucked so bare and ripped so badly that one would think they had been put through a hay cutter. ACTRESSES HAVE PNEUMONIA. Denver, Col, Dec 31. Pneumonia, which is very prevalent in Denver at this time has readied out to the play ers and several prominent actresses are ill with it. Misses Adele Rafter and Belle Fremont of the Bostonians. have been sick for several days and have had to remain in Denver while their company left for Omaha. Miss Fremont's condition is very serious. Miss Pursell. of "My Friend from India" company is in a critical condi tion at St. Joseph's hospital. DR RAINFORD ILL. Xew York. Dec 30. The Rev Dr William S- Rains-ford, pastor of St George's Protestant Episcopal church, was reported last night to be very seri ously ill. At the rectory and at tlie parish house- much reticence was eb served, although it was admitted that the clergyman was seriously ill. .St George's church lias the largest con gregation of any Episcopal church in the country. EXPLOSION IX MINE. . Wilkesbarre, Dec 31. A heavy ex plosion of gas occurred in Hollendeck mines of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal company to-day. It set fire to the woodwork but was quickly extinguish ed. Five hundred men were at work at the time. All succeeded in es caping with the exception of two who were badly burned. LOST IN THE DESERT. Thoenix, Ariz, Dec 31. V. L. Hop kins, one of the oldest residents of Yuma is lost on the desert near Mesquite. There is no hope of finding hi::i alive. ARMISTICE PROCLAIMED. London. Dec 31. A Tall Mall Gazette dispatch from Tekiu, dated Sunday,- Dee-ember' 30, says an armis tice has been proclaimed. . - FIRE LOSS $100,000. - Pittsburg. Dec 31. The Penn Fe troleum Go's plant at Coroapolls was almost' completely destroyed bv fire to-day, '.The' loss will be $100,000. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Dec 31. Forecast: New England Snow in north, rain or snow in south portion to-night, much colder; Tuesday hi neb colder and fair, except probably snow in extreme north portion; continued cokl Wednesday; fresh westerly to northwesterly winds. For Eastern New York: Cloudy and colder to-night, probably light snow followed by clearing; . Tuesday fair, much colder; fresh , northeasterly .winds; cold Wednesday, CITY NEWS. Most of the clubs about town will keep open house to-night. Eddie Rogers, of this city, and Miss Camp were married to-day at the home of the briele in Middlebury. A group picture or the Elm football eleven was taken by Photographer J. F. Farrell yesterday afternoon. The Connecticut Lighting and Power company will rim cars to-night on nil the lines after the services in the churches. .The mass at St Cecilia's church to morrow morning will be at H::;o o'clock. Vespers will be sung at 7:3u in the evening. Do not forget tlie French Canadian institute's fifteenth annual ball and concert at Leavenworth hall to-night, i lie committee has arranged one of the finest, dancing programs ever got out. Bernardine. the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs John Ash of Bishop street died yesterday morning. The funeral took place this afternoon with inter ment in the new St Joseph's cemetery. The following is a list of the milli .tary enrollment officers appointed to day by the board of selectmen: Ed ward F. Cuilen. Frank J. lse-eley. Timothy F. Luddy. George J. Corden. Margaret, the one-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas O'Connor of Railroad Hill street died Saturday night. The funeral look place this afternoon with interment in Calvary ee:::eter The annual sociable of Company G will be given at tlie armory this even ing. It- will be a good place for those who ar going to watch the old year out and tlie'new year in to spend a few hours. Rev John G. Murray of Hartford will be the celebrant of the midnight mass at St Francis Xavier's church to night. The assistants will be the ltev Fathers Curtin and Fitzsimmous. The morning mass will lie at ,S o'clock. The St. Mary's T. A. society has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President. ?.Iiss Annie Byrne; vice-president. Miss Kathcrine Mulligan: recording secretary. Miss J. M. O'Xeil; sergeant-at-arins, Miss Katlierine Gleason. The hurling club, which existed in the Abrigador some years ago, and known as the O'Connell Rovers, will, it is expected, be soon revived. Many of 1 1 10 old members are lighting for 1'ncle Sam in the Orient anel their places will be filled by others. The team will get its financial backing from Alilernian Daniel Foley, a com missioner e;i' the board of public safety. Some changes have been made at, the Clock factory. Foreman James E. Whiting has been promoted to assist ant superintendent, and will still re tain his present position as foreman. Foreman Edward Carter, who had charge ef the press room, has resigned and a few of those who worked under him have gone witli him. Everybody is pleaseel at Mr Whiting's promotion and say that he is deserving of it, while they regret, the going of Mr Carter. The funeral of John n. Horigan toeik place this morning from the fami ly residence on Bank street to St Pat rick's church where a mass of requiem was celebrated by the Rev Father Gleeson. The bearers were. John F. Hogan. John J. Wren, James J. Flanagan, representing Court Vigilant. F. of A.. Thomas Magner. James Donegan and Michael Donovan from Liberty lodge. A. O. 1'. W. Tlie re mains were taken to New Hartford for burial in charge of Undertaker Mitl viUe. Mary Healey, aged 21 years, died yesterday afternoon at tlie Water bury hospital. Besides her mother, Mrs Ellen Healey, slieJ leaves two sis ters and one brother. Mrs John Parker, Katie and Philip Healey. The re mains were' removed to the residence of her sister. Mrs John Parker. 154 Bald win street, from where the funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, with service at St Francis Xavier's church and i uterine-nt in St Joseph's cemetery. Miss Healey was a member of the Sodality of the Chil dren of Mary of the . St Francis Xavier's parish. Little Irving Richmeyer. the 13 year old seni of Frank Richmeyer. a conductor in llie employ of the Con necticut Lighting and Pove.v com pany, was the victim of a sail and unfortunate accident yesterday after noon. While playing polo in an old barn near his home at 1.01S West Main street, another boy, who was playing with him, missetl a block at which he made a swing and struck instead Frank's eyeglasses, smashing them into pieces. A piece of the fly ing glass was driven into tlu boy's right eye, cutting the eyeball so se verely that Dr Rodman, who was sum moned, stated that the boy's eyesight was destroyed forever. It was an un fortunate and much td be eleplored ac cident, one of those which are liable to occur at any time and for which no one can be blamiHl. City hall will be handsomely decor ated with fiags and bunting to-morrow night, when the annual concert, and promenade of tlie High school alumni will be held. This w ill be one of the most delightful events of the season, and is looked forward to with much joy anel eestacy, not only by the grad uates of the school, but also )y many others. From present indications, a large anel merry audience will be in atteutlauce, as the tie-kets for the event have met with a wonderful sale. The preparations for the affair have been en a grander and more extensive scale than the elaborate one of a year ago. The dance program is of an unusually varied and excellent character, so that even the; most fastidious will be pleased.; The best of music will be furnished for the dancing. " A grand concert will precede the dancing, com meneing at 8 o'clock and continuing until 9. o'clock." Music will be fur nished by the Waterbury -Military band,-' Ic Clark leader.'nnd the Excel sior orchestra, under the supervision of Vi'. J. Maton. . ' BURIED BY CAVE-IN. ; Detroit. Dec, 31. A special to . the News from Champion. Mich, says that by a cave-in of the Champion mines. John Horngreen and Stephen illiams went down' in the cave-in, JjoeLJ. s will hot be recovered SIZING UP THE BILL Republican Aldermen All Over. Talk it . I NEW E0ARD CLERK WANTED. jV" To Attend to Business of the Board f of Charities Voted to Ask Mayor to T Call a Me-etiiig Next Friday Evening i Democrats Arrange to Hold Meeting to Discuss, the Bill. The republican members of the board of aldermen, as many of them as coutel lie elrummeii up by the consoli dationists, held a meeting in the office ef Attorney Kellogg Saturday night and indulged in a long chat all "by their lonesome on tlie drati prepared by tlie committee and agreed upon such changes as in their judgment ought to be made in tlie bill as reported before it goes to the legislature. There will have to be a change in the method of providing for a clerk in the office of the beiard of charities, for it seems to be generally believed that ' tlie city clerk could not find time to attend to it ami in the opinion of some of the members it would be well toliave the board of charities elect a clerk of its own, the aklerman to fix the compen sation. Some of tlie aldermen think this will start a hullabaloo among the opponents of consolidation to the effect that the new order of things will necessitate several salaried otti- cers which will ceist the people as much and probably more than we are paying to have the affairs of the town attended to at present, but there seems to be no way out of this expense and if we have consolidation it might be wise to make a change which will give the board of charities power to elect its own clerk. A few of the members wouhl like to se-e the board of educa tion appointed by the mayor, but others think that, this wouhl be over doing it and believe that the public should vote direct for tlie men who will control the educational institu tions of tlie city. That is what one of tlie gentlemen told a Democrat report er to-day. He believed, he said, that every parent should be left the op portunity to elecide for himself what kind of men he wants to look after tlie schools where his children are to lie educated, so that although some of the boys think it would pay to give the mayor power to fill all oflieres ex cept, tlie aldermen and one or two others, a greater number take the op posite view of the question so that it is not, likely any change will be made " in the present method of elee-tiug the board ef education, though, to be sure, this is not. in accordance with the expression of opinion which half a dozen leading lights of t'.ie board gave in tlie aldermanie e-hamber last Wedueselay evening. Tlie whole ground was gone over in a thorough manner so that very .re publican member of the board ef alder men who has any interest in - tlie measure is fully conversant with all it provides for ami has also received a good drilling as to the why and wherefore of such changes as will be made in the draft as prepared by the e-onimittee. The matter of calling a meeting to decide the bst method of giving the people a. chaue- to be heard in the premises was considered anel after a lemg talk as to whether it vxnild not be just as well to allow it te stand until the regular meeting night, it was finally decided that there was no time to be lost and a vote was passed in structing Chairman Hall to secure the necessary number of members names and request the mayor to call a special meeting for next Friday evening. It was suggested last week that such a. session as was held Saturday night , by the republicans be open to the democratic members of the board, but the charter makers laughed at the idea of this and wanted to know who ever heard of s'ucii a thing. It is saiel that -the democrats got wind of tlie private meeting held by their friends, the . -enemy, and immediately planned to try their luck at the same kind of game Friday night, but whether the special meeting of the board aud the caucus of the minority can le held on the same evening is something that probably was not taken into account , when the republicans hit upon Friday . as a good time to discuss plans for giving interested parties a chance to come and state what they thiuk about consolidation. The feeling that has been stirred up on the outside over the proposed con- " solidation of the town aud city is far " worse than some people suppose.' In fact, many are needlessly alarmed and it might not be amiss to inform them . that supposing tlie bill passes ami that in a year or two they should be com pelled to pay full taxes, they will not be as badly oft" as those whose prop erty was in tlie city when it was in corporated and who have since been payingfl full taxes anel received noth ing in the way of public improvements, not even an electric light, and see no r sign of any in the near future. BOY KIDNAPPER CAUGHT- , Marnuette. Mich. Dec 30. William; Sullivan, a tramp, picked up the ve.ir-old son of Raymond Thiery of Dollar Bav, Saturday, and led him to Point Milis. some miles off. Sheriff kl.ean apprehended the man eighteen miles south of Houghton last night. There' was considerable excitement over the affair, but it is not believed that Sullivan harbored any sinister intentions. He' is believed to' be -men- tally deranged. " . ,. ' - v .'' ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS "KE-SIUN- New York, Dec 30. Deputy Assii-t ant Attorneys Daniel O'Reilly ami Forbes J. Hennessey resigne'd to-tlayf Both resignations were requested by District Attorney rhilbin. -. - jf ANOTHER SIX DAY RACE, Boston. Dec 31. The six day bicycli race at the Park Square garden start, ,, ed at 1:20 this afternoon with sever -teen riders. . ; .-- '. .' -f " FIRH IN NAPTHA SPRINGS. St Petersburg, Dec 31. A fire i It JJaku has destroyed twenty-five1 naptlp tarings and three warehouses. - SK' 5- ii t J1 ' t i: u 1 V. t f V 1 ,' hi r I 2 "Jf - Their "V , '