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" tYOL XIV XO 21
Waterbury Will Celebrate the
Event To-Night.
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
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.
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
....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.
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
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
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.
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."
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.
. 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.
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
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.
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
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
"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.
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 ...
: 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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-'
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
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.'
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-.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Most of the clubs about town
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
.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
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
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. . '
; 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,
s will hot be recovered
Republican Aldermen
All Over.
Talk it . I
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
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
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.
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. " .
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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
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 "
St Petersburg, Dec 31. A fire
JJaku has destroyed twenty-five1 naptlp
tarings and three warehouses. -
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