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waterbury; conn, Saturday, January 5 1901
price two cents.
English People Not Very Hope
ful, of It.
He Has Too Much Work To Do In
South Africa More Troops For
South Africa Koberts Wants Artil-
- lery Sent and Not Infantry Holi
day Season Was Gloomy In London
Millionaire Wright of the Collapsed
London Bankers Lives In Great
London, Jan 5. The peace overtures
a l Pretoria are not regarded very
hopefully in government or financial
circles. "So long as the Boers take
prisoners and Ve only capture cart
ridges," said one well acquainted with
the opinions of the war office, "there
is small likelihood of peace coining
through the burghers at Pretoria or
any other place."
General lvitchener is not going to
fake command of the British troops
in India. The work ahead of him in
South Africa is expected to occupy
all. his energv for manv months to
come. "General Sir Arthur Power
Palmer, the acting commander in
chief in India, will, probably, shortly
be confirmed" to that command, unless
Lord Koberts interferes which Is not
There is much talk in the papers
and elsewhere of Lords Roberts in
sisting on fuller privileges as com
mander in chief of the forces, than
accorded to Lord Wolsele3 but the
Associated Press learns that he has
tlnnfi nAthinff nf thp t-inil 1-T A flpppnt-
ed the office on the same terms as
his' predecessor, though the personal
relations existing between him and
, the government officials assure great
er co-operation than was possible with
Lord Wolseley. The work of reorgan
izing the war office will be left al
most soleljs to Lord Roberts. The ad
jutant general, General Sir Evelyn
Wood, who is . personally responsible
for the. recent action regarding Major
uenerai sir tienry uoivnie, (,wno was
asked to resign, but refused to do so,
as a result of the Yeomanry surrender
at Lindley in Bay last), is likely to be
one of the first to go. It is thought
he will do so with honor.
More troops are to be sent out to
South Africa. The present plans are
to. dispatch infantry- This, the most
capable officers In the services devoutly
irtro T.rrl WnhprtQ will frnstrfltA Rllh-
stituting cavalry which is so much
needed. -
dered' gloomy by fogs, the only re
deeming feature being the home-coming
of Lord Roberts, and that scarce
ly equalled expectations. Society is
, returning -to town, with - the house
parlies m none 100 guuu nuuiut, uium.
of the days having been spent indoors,
anathematizing the weather.
One of the largest parties witness
ing Lord Roberts's parade was held
at the house of Commander Richard
son Clover, the United States naval
attache in Park Lane, where nearly
fifty persons were entertained at
luncheon. Including several Americans
and members of otheembassies.
- Among the Ohirstmas gifts sent to
prominent people was one received by
Henry Labouc-here, consisting of an
outside page of Truth with the head
of Mr Kruger substituted for that of
Truth,- and inscribed below:
'May your Christmas dinner choke
you and the Xew Year see you in hell."
Commenting on this in his paper,
Mr Labouchere says:
. "I am really grateful, because it
. was witty."
The admiralty is closely following
" the . developments of the American
navy. The latest instance is the pur
chase of two large stenmers, now
building, for thi- purpose of transforui-
ing them into (L'stillmg and repairing
, cmfi. Tho Globe congratulates the
; ii'j.i.horirics on adopting ihc American
-lend and tiasts many similar vessels
"may sooa be ndded to the British
Ik-et, quoting the testimony of Rear
Adum-al. George W. Melville, chief
ei!ginvcr. TJ. S. X., on the subject of
- i-ht-ic usefulness in the Spanish-Ameri
can war. "
- Few . millionaires in Encland
otLc-r countries live in such princely
uzjw iis Aiiuuex moving
-"spirit in the collapsed London and
-. Globe group. - la London he has "a
-miniature palace, in Park Lane, in the
drawing room of which is a-tiopy of
- XV; It took three years to complete
-and cost many thousands. At Godalni
" lag he owns p. country seat worthy of
?ionte Cristo, on which six hundred
- workmen are now engaged in beautify
ing. It contains costly fountains and
statuary brought from Italy. White s
stable's-alone v.cost- a small fortune.
They'have upliolgtered oak and leather
- settees ana poiisuea, gun metai nttings,
-. while valuable paintings and bas-re
liefs adorn the stalls. His private
yacht is fitted up with similar luxuri
ance; Everything he owned had to
be of the best. . .
Both Howard Abel of'Chicago and
Henry -C. Davies, of. New York, the
' agents of Charles T'Yerkes, are now
. Installed in London, busily engaged
in pushing the underground railroad
work,- iwhlcb they hope to have in
good shape by the time Mr Yerkes
arrives nere in juarcu.
' With a dozen theaters within a short
radius of Trafalgar Square . -". giving
. two performances daily and half as
" many more giving eight performances
? s week London theater-goers have no
reason to complain of lack of amuse
. -. mant ; 1 New theaters are ? rapidly
: springing; up in all directions, but the
'managers complain of vexatious de-
) In their comDletlon.
Lowenflokl'a new house, the Apollo,
contiguous to Daly's, will be the fu-
rture home or many -American produc-
j. tOK
artw HfT Allan Ttaa Inot lutnvn.
-' 1 t London, for the purpose of hur-
.-. t n in worn at ine new -ajueipni.
V .wTCI be opened, early In the
T5WMfc M of Morton & Kerker's
-rl yyans. xe
i frCate of
the railway in the neighborhood of
Riienoster, but it is doubtful if De
Wet is with them.
"With regard to the situation in
Cape Colony, the western commando
seems to be making towards Calvin,
and the eastern party appears to have
broken up into small Darties. An
other small body crossed the Orange
river west of Aliwal North yesterday."
Bill Purchases Did Not Figure In To
day's Transactions.
London, Jan 5 Money was in easy
supply, being increased by the. re
lease of dividends. Discounts were
easier in sympathy. The attendance
of the stock exchange to-day was al
most unprecedented for a Saturday.
Interest centered in Americans. The
stock exchange opened wildly excited,
with large variations. Americans were
all much above parity and the Ameri
can department was so overcrowded
that brokers found it difficult to ap
proach, Milwaukees started with sen
sational jumps, reaching 109 with deal
ing limited. They afterward receded
and then advanced. Eries were also
a particlar feature. They were bought
in large lots by local speculators, but
chiefly for American account. Atchin
sons were another favorite stock.
Others were about a dollar above par
itv, except Northern Pacific common,
which went below. After the first ex
citement there was a general, moder
ate reaction. At the lower level buy
ing was resumed and there was a
quick recovery to .near the top. The
transactions were the heaviest known
for a long time. A number of promi
enent bears were badly caught, but
there was no failures. At the close
prices were a trifle easier. It is ex
pected that there will be trading in
the street until late in the evening.
The big purchases made by Hill and
his supporters did not figure in the
market transactions. They were made
outside the exchanges and in direct
dealine with the holders.
Earling was not the only liig Chica
goan to part with his stock. Marshall
Field is reported to have disposed of
hi stock, amounting to S3,000,000. The
Alexander Mitchell estate parted with
$2,000,000 worth and the heirs of the
late George T. Smith are said to have
disposed of S3,000,000 more, "the sale
having been made through Alexander
Geddes, who represents the estate on
the directory of the board.
Earling's stock was sold for 3,040,
000, going off at ?152 a share. The
other purchases are said to have been
at the same price. Earling bought his
stock at $110 a share two years ago.
shortly before he became president of
the road.
The total purchases made yesterday
by the Hill interests are renuted to
have been in excess of $15,000,000.
The St Paul line will pass over to the
Great Northern under a lease, it is
said, whereby the nref erred stockhold
ers will be enaranteed 8 tier cent, com
mon stock f! per cent for two years and
7 per cent thereafter. Under the lease
the genpr.nl officprs of the Great North.
ern will direct the' ifno from St Pnnl
to OTiicn srn. and what oimnsres will take
nlfice in th oonsol'dntp management
are impossible to predict.
Bishop Potter Makes Some Surprising
Statements in Hi3 Speech.
New York, Jan 5. What are the
causes of and the remedies for muni
cipal misgovernment? was the topic
of discussion last night at the dinner
of the City club.
Wheeler H. Peekham, president of
the club, presided. Bishop Potter said
m enumerating the causes of city mis
rule: "Cupidity is a patent cause. Be
fore I sent my letter to the mayor I
was approached again and again by
persons who wanted to know what
form of sacrifice in the police force
would assuage my desire for personal
revenge for the indignities which had
been put upon me and a clergyman
of my church. I was asked by a gen
tleman who professed to represent Mr
Croker if I should be appeased if
Captain Herlihy and Inspector Cross
were beheaded.
'T told nim I had nothing whatever
against these men personally, who
were only the tools of the men who
are above them, who only hold their
places by the favor of those above
them, and who are not personally re
sponsible for the system of corruption
that is forced upon tuem by a higher
"The love of money is the root of
all evil. We must introduce loftier
motives than cupidity and gain, we
must insist upon higher standards of
municipal government."
Other speeches were made by Sam
uel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), St Clair
McKelway, Frank Moss, Charles
Sprague ' Smith and John Jay Chap
rscn. - "
Philadelphia, Jan 5. A number of
glassware manufacturers of Pennsyl
vania and the Eastern states have held
daily meetings-here .jvitbin the past
week,- looting to a combination--mi the
trade. Twenty of the largest, concerns
are said to have signed an agreement
regulating the business. The signers
are the bottle, demijohn and goblet
manufacturers of the United ' States,
and represent more than $20,000,000
capital, j "
Utica, N. Y., Jan 5. There was an
other big cocking main between Utiea
and Fort Plain birds, near the latter
village, last night. The - Fort Plain
birds won five out of the nine battles'
and took the money. - The stakes were
$200 for the -main and $25 a battle.
Five hundred sports were pr jtent.
- New York, Jan 5. Arrived: . Prlns
Regent Lultpold, from Bremen; Ken
sington, from Antwerp. :
Caracas, Jan 5. United States train
ing ship Buffalo and the Scorpion have
arrived at La Guayra. . .
New . York Jaa 5. The Kensington
broucnt 295 steerage passengers and alii
of the cargo' of the disabled steamer
Westornl&na. wnlcn naa been totraa
' th22t0 with 'lose of ptfe-
From the Wreck of the Steamer
Iaqua Last Night.
The Steamer Struck a Reef Near the i
Golden Gate There Were About
Fifty Persons on Board the Vessel
After Striking the Keef the Vessel
In a Short Time Went to Pieces.
San Francisco, Jan 5. The Morning
Call says: The steamer Iaqua, which
left this city yesterday afternoon for
San Diego with a cargo of general
merchandise, was wrecked some time
last night on Duxbury reef, just out
side Golden Gate, and all on board,
with the single exception of Chief En
gineer Burrill, who . was washed
ashore on an overturned boat after
being in the water for two hours, are
believed to have perished. Details are
meagre, but it is known that there
were between thirty and forty per
sons on board the ill-fated vessel at
the time of the accident.
The Iaqua sailed from Eureka sev
eral days ago for San Pedro and put in
here yesterday to land some passen
gers. As soon as that duty had been
attended to Captain Basch put to sea
again. How the disaster occurred is
not known, but there was a heavy
swell on outside the heads last night
and it is probable that the unfortunate
vessel, drifting too near the reef in the
haze that overspread the water, was
thrown upon the rocks by the swell.
She is a total loss.
Chief Engineer Burrill reached the
shore and telephoned to William C.
Mugan, representative of Dolber &
Carson, agents for the vessel in this
city, saying the steamer was in dis
tress and asking for assistance. Tugs
at once started for the scene of the
These facts were communicated by
Mr Dolber early this morning, but he
could not give further details. Mr
Dolber owned one-eighth of the vessel
and the other seven-eighths were
owned by the Humboldt Shingle Man
ufacturing association, by whom she
was loaded. Mr Dolber said the
steamer was on her way to this port,
but in this he evidently is mistaken,
as the records of the Merchants' Ex
change show that she cleared for San
Padro at 4:30 yesterday afternoon.
How the engineer got ashore neither
Mr Dolber nor any one else seems to
know. Burrill probably was too ex
cited to give details. At 2 o'clock this
morning it was reported from Point
Boyes that the vessel had gone to
pieces and as no more boats came
ashore the presumption is that thirty
or forty people known to have been on
board were drowned. It is, of course.
possible that the other boats may have
landed their passengers at some point
where it was not possible to communi
cate with the city quickly, and it is
also nossibl that the rescuing tugs
may have araved on the scene in time
to pick them up.
Five Opinions Handed Down Yester
day by the Court.
The supreme court handed down
opinions in five cases before it yester
days, as follows:
Mechanics' Bank of New Haven vs
Charles E. Woodward. Error - and
new trial ordered; opinion by Judge
Baldwin, all concur. This was an
action for $1,100 borrowed by the de
fendant acting by his wife and agent.
Flora H. Woodward, brought to the
superior court for New Haven county
and heard on a general denial to the
court, Judge Georg3 W. Wheeler, who
rendered judgment for the defendant.
The New Haven Trust company, re
ceiver, vs John XV. Gaffney. No error;
opinion by Judge Torrance, all con
cur. An action to recover a balance
claimed to be due for certain shares
of the capital stock of the Connecti
cut Indemnity company. It was tried
before Judge Thayer in the New Ha
ven superior court upon the plaintiti's
demurrer. The court sustained the
demurrer and rendered judgment for
the plaintiff.
The New Haven Trust company, re
ceiver, vs William II. Nelson, Jr.
Error; judgment set aside and cause
remanded; opinion by Judge Torrance,
all concur. An action to recover a
balance claimed to bo due on certain
shares of the capital stock of the
Connecticut Life Insurance company.
Tried before Judge Thayer in the New
Haven superior court, upon a demurrer
to the answer. The court sustained
the demurrer and rendered judgment
for the plaintiff. -
John Cox vs Thomas McCluro. Error
and judgment reversed; opinion by
Judge Hall, all concur. Action in the
nature of trespass qu. cl. fr. for dam
ages and an injunction.' Tried before
Judge George W. Wheeler and a jury
in the New Haven superior court.
Verdict for plaintiff and appeal by de-,
fendarit with new trial. Tried-after
wards before Judge Thayer1 and the
jury. Verdict and judgment for plain
tiff to recover $50.
Corcelia- E. Tyler and others vs
Florence S. Aspinwall. No --error;
opinion by Judge Torrance, dil concur.
An action to secure the amendment of.
a decree of divorce, upon the ground
that it had been proctu-ed by fraud,
brought to the superior court for Fair
field county. Judge Roraback Over
ruled the plaintiff's demurrer to a plea
to the Jurisdiction and rendered judg
ment for the defendant, and the plaia--tiffs
appealed. - . --"
The court has sustained the taxa
tion of costs, $49, in the suit of Beach
vs Travelers Insurance company. Each
party appealed from the taxation.
New York, January 5. J. Pierpont
Morgan & Co has officially confirmed
the report that they have secured the
control of the Jersey Central railroad
and that they have sold the control
to the Reading Railway company. .
' Philadelphia, Jan 5 President John
Harris and First Vice-President Voor
hees of the Reading Railway company
to-day practically confirmed the story
from New Mrk that Pierpont Morgan
had transferred the control of the Jer
sey Central read to the Reading Rail
way oomnany. The Morgan Inter its
nraetteaUy centre! th Readizj raH-
Spent Several Years in Prison for MIs-
" ' appropriating State Funds,
Philadelphia, Jan u. John Bardsley,
former city treasurer of Philadelphia,
is dead at his home here, after an ill
ness of ten days.
Mr Bardsley was born in England in
1836. He was city treasurer in 1S90,
when the Marine failure In London
caused'a run on the Keystone Nation
al here, in which Bardsley had on de
posit both the funds xf the city and
the state. The bank failed in istfi.
The Spring Garden bank, another of
Bardsley's depositories, failed soon
after. - ' .
Bardsley was later arrested and
pleaded guilty to the charge of misap
propriating the funds of the city and
state. The amounts involved were
$39,000 of the city money and $300,000
of state funds. In -1891 ho was sen
tenced to fifteen years' imprisonment
-in the Eastern penitentiary ana to pay
a fine of $237,530.
There had long been a feeling that
Bardsley 'was more of a scapegoat
than a deliberate embezzler and stron
efforts were made towards securing
his pardon. These were successful in
Of Mineral and Metal in the United
States for 1900:
New York, Jan 5. The Engineering
and Mining Journal gives a summary
of the mineral and metal production
of the United States for 1900, together
with a eomDlete statement of the
world's gold production for the year,
The total value of the metals pro
duced in the United States in 1900 was
$509,800,992, as compared with 940,
057,320 in 1899. The value of the out-
nut of non-metallic substance was
S75fi.US0.991. as against SGi5,754,303.
The mnrs iniDortant items of this
production in metals were gold valued
at"$78,658,755; silver, $37,083,24S; cop
rpr. S22.008.G59: zinc. S40,7S0,230, and
riier Irnn S238.078.737.
Of coal the United States produced
274,857,779 tons, the greatest quantity
ever produced lh one year by this or
anv other country.
The total gold production of the
worl.1 in 1900 amounted to $256,462,-
43fi romnared with 8313,641,534 in
1899, the decrease being entirely owing
trt the atoDnaee of gold production in
the Transvaal by the war. The United
States took the lead with $78,658,7S5,
Australasia ranking second with $io,
283,215. The production of the Klon
dike has put Canada In the third place
with total outnut of $26,000,000,
while Russia was fourth, with $23,000,-.
862 '
V The total amount of dividends paid
bv 210 companies allied With the min-
. . T -, A . .1 D.nfnn 111
eral industries or tne iuneu. isiaica
1900 was $130,941,000.
The first game of the second series
n th.. Y. M. C. A. nunior basket ball
i.-,r,.,o vt-na nlnt-pil this morning, the
Whitfs nnd Blues being the contest
'int The formo' won after a sharp
contest, by the score of 14 to 7. The
Whites Avon the first series. The
E'ai-ding of the-first series was as 'fol
lows: -
'Won. Lost. Per Ct
Whiles r 2 .714
Blues 4 -u'
Reds 3 4 .423
Purples 2 5 .28a
The standing of the first series in
the senior basket ball league was as
Lost Per Ct
Nonpareils .......
Bhass Citys
.4 O 1,000
.2 1 -66
.3 2 .600
. 2 .500
.2 3 .400
.2 3 .400
.2 - 4 .333
.1 3 .250
..1 3 .250
Hustlers . . .
Monitors . . .
Terrors ....
Olympias ..
New York, Jan 5. The end of the
present theatrical season will probably
witness the ; death of combination
vaudeville shows. At a special meet
ing of the Association of American
Vaudeville Managers, just held, it was
unanimously decided not to book any
combination attractions next season
Without bookings in the theaters rep
resented at the meeting such attrac
tions cannot exist.
- Washington. Jan 5. When the sen
ate convened to-day, two resolutions
offered yesterday by Mr Pcttigrew
were continued until -Monday. A bill.
extending the mining laws to Saline
lands was. passed.
Denver,. Col-, Jan 5". Miss Belle Fre
hiorit.' m-ima donna soprano of the Bos
tonians.., died at the Tremont hotel
last "night of pneumonia. .Her home
was in Washington, D. C.
Washington, Jan 5. For-Connecticut:
Fair weather and continued cold
to-night and Sunday; northwest wiudrf
fresh to brisk on the coasts. -
Weather, notes: Pleasant nnd: cold
weather prevails in all sections east of
the Rocky mountains; conditions do
not indicate any decided change for
this vicinity.
- ' Baroni. Tern. .W." Wen.
Boston . .
Buffalo . .
Chicago . ,
30,02 -12
....30.22 20
E Qloudy
N Clear
. NE Snow'g
. , . .30.20
a PtCldy.
Helena . . . . .
Kansas City
Nantucket :
New Haven '
N Cloudy
N Cloudy
N Cloudy
NW Pt Cldy
NW Clear
N Clear
N .Clear
,N Cloudy
S Cloudy
NB PtCldy
W ''Cloudy
NW. Clear
New Orleans., 80.32
Sew York . ,i .30.30
Korthneld . . . .80.30
Pittsburg ;.. ,ao.sto
St laafo 30.30
gt Piml .30.00
WtotfcUtxton . .30.34
Appeared Before the Investi
gating Committee To-Day.
The Family Physician, Also Testified
As to Health , of Young Man Booz
Said to Have Been Suffering from
Laryngitis When He Entered West
Point The Tabasco Juice Irritated
and Helped the Disease.
Bristol, Penn, Jan 5. The congres
sional committee Investigating the
death of Cadet Booz, which sat until
midnight last night in Philadelphia,
was up early to-day and was in Bris
tol before 9 o'clock, ready for work.
In fact, the committee was ready to
go ahead before the witnesses had ar
rived. Dr William H. Martin, the
Bristol physician, who examined Os
car Booz as to his physical condition
previous to his entrance into West
Point, was the first witness. He was
merely asked to identify the report he
made to Congressman Wanger, who
appointed Booz to the military acade
my, iie was tallowed bv Dr Willis
P. Weaver of Bristol, the Booz family
physjeian, who did not complete his
testimony yesterday.
Bristol, Pa, Jan 5. It was testified
yesterday by Dr Weaver that Oscar
Booz when he went to West Point
had just recovered from an attack of
acute laryngitis.
Dr Weaver stated to-day that if a
person who was suffering from acute
laryngitis had tabasco sauce admin
istered to him. it would leave a vulner
able spot for tuberculosis germs to
take root.
He was asked many questions as to
the climatic conditions prevailing .in
Bristol and as to the health of the
community. Regarding Oscar Booz's
personality, Dr Weaver had always
found him a quiet, retiring, unassum
ing young man. He was fond of his
home and the doctor believed he was
to an extent susceptible to homesick
ness. As far as he knew, Dr Weaver
said, Oscar was truthful, and it never
occurred to him that the boy's physi
cal condition might be a bar to "his
admission to West Point.
Dr Evan J. Groom of Bristol, an
other physician who attended Oscar,
said he treated him last year for acute
tubercular laryngitis. He could - not
give him any relief so hie sent him to
a throat specialist in Philadelphia.
The witness thought tabasco sauce
would affect a throat which "had been
ttreated for laryngitis, but did not be
lieve that it made bim less able to re
sist the lodgment of tuberculosis
Dr Groom corroborated Dr Weaver
in every detail as to the personal char
acteristics of Booz. He did not think,
however; that the young man was suit
ed for a soldier. He did not think he
could stand the rigor of such a life.
Will Take an Appeal in the Parsons
Bank Case.
A, few days ago all the lawyers en
gaged in the Parsons bank case agreed
that the finding of the facts by Judge
AVheeler of the superior court was very
fair. Since then, however, Attorney
Williams of Derby, representing the
defense, has determined to raise the
point: had the court the right to ques
tion Wilbam B. Merriman in the man
ner he did? All who were present at
that period of the hearing thought
Judge Wheeler more than upheld his
reputation for getting at the bottom of
things in the .'lost direct manner pos
sible. In his finding Judge Wheeler
remarking on this point, says:
"Mr Merriman was a reluctant wit
ness. He endeavored to conceal that
which might tend to establish his agen
cy for his mothe-r-in-law and his own
acts in the conduct of this business.
The record fails to show the attitude
of this witness entirely, but it does, I
think, from the facts stated above,
make his testimony a part of this par
agraph." '
Mr Merriman was. asked if he could
recall any act of his that was done in
consequence of any conversation he
had with Mrs Parsons about the condi
tion of the bank and he said he could
not. He could not recall if he liad giv
en any orders at the bank after the
death of Mr Parsons and when it was
known to him and Mrs Parsons that
the bank was unsound. These and a
number' of questions of that nature
were asked him by the court after the
lawyers' had exhausted .. hfnr and it is
to this.iart of the ti-ial that the court
refers in the above quotations
from' the finding of the facts.
The lawyers will now ask the court
to amend his finding in order that they
may hasten the case to the supreme
London, . Jan ' Elizabeth Alma
Blake, of' New York city, who was
arrested and committed to St George's
workhouse, after having appeared, De
cember 21, at Osborne house, Isle of
Wight, claiming to be a daughter of
Ptincess Henry of Battenberg. was
committed to the Colney Hatch lunatic
asylum this morning. -
St -Louis, Mo, Jan 5. A special to
the Republic from Poplar Bluff, Mo,
says it is reported the negroes in 'the
southeastern part of the county who
were subjected to whitecap outrages
last week have organized and pro
cured firearms -o protect their homes.
It is believed they wil be left alone
in the future. " .
Moriden, Jan 5. XV. S. Rockwell,
president of the Miller Bros Cutlery
company, and one of the best known
men in Connecticut, died this morn
ing at 10 o'clock, at his residence on
Broad etreet, after a sickness of ten
days 'with malaria fever. - His wife
and sea and two brothers survive hin.
The Protector Hose company, No 4,
will meet to-morrow, morning at 11:30
Miss Elizabeth Carney of Branford
is the guest of Mr and Mrs Michael
Foley of Balwin street.
Odd lots of carpets at half price
during our clearance sale.-, .Moriarty's
Waterbury Furniture Co. -
William Leonard of East Main street
has returned from a short vacation in
Bridgeport and New York.
There will- be a meeting of the dra
matic club of St Joseph's society to
morrow afternoon at half past twelve
in the society's rooms. All are expect
ed to be present "."'
' All members of the Fifth division,
A. O. H., are requested to meet at Hi
bernian hall to-morrow afternoon at
half past three, as business of import
anceance is to come before the meet-ini'-
The annual meeting of the Holy
Name society of St Patrick's parish
will be held in the Lyceum building
to-morrow atternoon. at 3.:,'.o o'clock.
All members are requested to be pres
ent. White Oak camp, No 3, Woodmen of
the World, will hold an open house on
January V. and at that meeting Depu
ty J. W. Browning, of New York, will
be present. Arbutus camp will also
be in attendance. -- -Monday
evening at 7:30 in the Y. M,
C. A, building there will be a meet
ing of the captains of the bowling
teams -and on Tuesday evening at tha
same time there will be an adjourned
meeting of the committee of manage
ment on basket ball.
The cases of the New Haven Trust
company against Lewis A. Piatt and
John B. Doherty have been set down
for hearing in the superior court in
New Haven next Tuesday. These
cases are a sequel to the "demise of
the Connecticut Indemnity associa
tion. - Burton A. Marsh, aged 32 years, son
of Mr and Mrs Frank Marsh of this
city, died yesterday in Bridgeport,
after four days' illness with pneu
monia. The remains were brought
here and taken to the family residence
on Park avenue, from where the fu
neral will be held to-morrow afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock, with service by the
Rev Dr Davenport and interment in
Pine Grove cemetery.
A pleasant evening was spent at the
home of Miss Alice Wolf, on Laurel
street, last evening by a number of her
many friends, purlng the evening a
merry time was enjoyed by all in par
ticipating in various games and amuse
ments. Several vocal and piano se
lections were rendered and were x-
ceodJngly pleasing. An excellent spread
was served during tne evening.
The Moran brothers, William N. and
Thomas B.. will be in. the field next
summer with a stock .of ice that will
make the other dealers hustle to com
pete with them. They have recently
purchased the Heffernan ice plant on
Cooke street and to-day they began
cutting and storing the supply. They
propose to secure enough to last them
until the cutting season begins next
winter, as last season the supply ran
short long before the summer season
was at an end. ,
The talk of consolidation will do
some good, anyway.- If the bill passes
people In the outside districts will
have heard enough to satisfy them
that they need not expect public im
provements unless they pay full taxes,
and whether it goes through or not it
will be the means of giving the public
a good deal of information about the
inequality of taxation in Waterbury,
and on this account they may be more
easily talked into a change by and by
than they are at the present time.
The Redemptorist Fathers, from St
Clement's monastery, . Saratoga, will
open a two weeks' mission at St Fran
cis Xavier's church to-morrow. Thc--se
fathers devote their time principally
to mission work. Their founder was
St Alphonsus Liguori, one of the great
doctors of the church. It is expected
that one of the fathers will preach at
the last mass and also announce the
order of exercises to be observed dur
ing the mission. It is many years
since the Redemptorist Fathers gave
a mission in Waterbury, but the rec
ord of their energetic work encourag.
es the faithful to look for a fruitful
mission on this occasion. It will be
an appropriate introduction to the new
The street department is annoyed
considerably on. aeocunt of the conduct
of careless drivers of wagons, who
pass all over town with loads of tin
and other truck and' make no effort to
prevent it from falling' upon r the
streets. Yesterday ' afternoon West
Main street was littered with scrap
tin and it required the service of a
number of - men to clean it up. Thera
is an ordinance regulating this matter,
and Superintendent Beiley desires, to
inform the public that he has found
it necessary to ask that it be enforced,
so that the first person caught at the
business after this date will be prose
cuted. Wheelmen are not jcery much
'concerned about the question at pres
ent, but last summer complaints were
that they could not go over some of the
streets with any degree of safety be
cause of the presence of scrap iron
and tin. . - : . : -
It must have pleased Dr Hayes and
other members of the board of educa
tion who attended the hearing on the
consolidation bill, ia the aldermanic
chamber last night, to. hear Judge
Cowell say that he belByed it was a
mistake to make tne center scuool ais
trlct a department of the city govern
ment, because under - existing condl
tions there always would be more or
less friction between members of the
board of education who understood
the details; of school work and alder
men who might not have had an op
portunity to famlUarigei themselves
with these matters. Judge Cowell al
ways took this flew of that question
and was very much dppesed to wiping
out the center school 'district, but his
position on the subject came in just
right last night for the boail of educa
tion, hut proved a rather , sharp rap
for one or two of the aldermen, who
have been acouaed of tkln delight in
shying brickbat at the school efi-
Openly Violated in Waterpury
It is Said. -
May Have to Ferret Out the Offenders
Judge Burpee Says People Having
Complaints to Make Should See tha
Prosecutor, not the Chief of Police- -Sheriff
Rametti in Possession of
Number -of Cases of Violation' of thq
Law. '..
Judge Burpee of the ity court waa
asked this morning what he knew
about the alleged complaints to the po
lice by mothers regarding the violatioi
of tbe law Which prohibits the selling
of cigarettes" to boys under the age oC
16 years. The judge was out of town
yesterday when the article on this mat
ter was written. 'Judge Burpee stated .
that the first intimation he got of tha
matter was from the prosecuting at
torney, who informed him that Deputy
Sheriff Baniettl bad procured evidene
against eight tobacconists of having
sold cigarettes to boys under the age
limit, but that the sheriff having" been
to some expense in procuring this evi
dence would not hand it over to tha
police until paid for it. The judge re
plied that no civil officer would be al
lowed to have anything .to uo nuu i
affairs of the city court except in some
extraordinary matter where . his ser-
vices mav be of value. The city po
lice were paid for seeing that the law,
was obeyed. It is the prosecutor
duty to see that complaints made t
him are attended to by the poUce,
whenever he conveyed that complaint!
to them, and if they were derelict he
should inform the court and he would
do the rest. So far as any complaint!
being made to the police, Judge Bur
pee did not know; there may anu mere
may not have been such complalnu .
made. The proper person for one to
enter a complaint to is the- prosecutor .
of the city court, not the chief of po
lice, for the latter is not the. judge
whether or not it is advisable to issue
a w.arrant. Persons, however, -should
have the evidence with them necessary ,
to support a complaint, then, if the
prosecutor. Tails to ao his amy, tne
complainant should inform Judge Bur- .
pee, and he will take whatever action
is necessary. Judge Burpee thought
that perhaps some woman did com- . ,
plain to the police about her boy smok ;
ing cigarettes, and -she was- dlsap- . ;
pointed in the reception she received .
Bn the police Were not the person .
she should have seen.- Nevertheless,?
when", one not acquainted , With the .,
rules of court and of the prosecutor's .
office, has a complaint to make, the
first place he flies to "is the police -
station. He thinks it is only necessary - -to
make the complaint and the police
take care of the rest It i9 a glaring ,
fact, perhaps there is nothing more
so throughout the whole that this law)
regarding the sale of cigarettes to boy
under 16 is ..openly violated, and not .
the slightest attempt made on the part
of the police to corral, the violators. A
boys under 16 years of age is as liaVle -to
arrest for breaking this law as is .
the one who sold him the cigarettes, ,
and yet small boys parade the streets -
every day smoking cigarettes without
the slightest fear of taking-the legal -consequences.
. -, .
It is claimed in behalf of the cldef
of police that no complaints such aef
those referred to have beea made to
him, and that he has found the same
to lie the case with Captain Bannon
and Lieutenant Dodds. All. the in
formation on this point is that certain
women did make complaint to Sheriff
Rametti and said they had failed to
get the attention of the police on thei
matter. It is only natural to assume
that anyone not acquainted with' tho
manner in which public peace and .
morals are guarded in this city -will
first acquaoint the police of any com
plaint they have to make before they
will go elsewhere. There are always
some persons in public office who de
pend on the people to do their work -
for them. All of the police-authorities
from the judge of the court down t '
the patrolman, are ever ready .-i ry ."' "
the high officials especially,' ''Brine u
Hrour evidence and we will see that
justice is done you. That is what
they are paid for doing. ; '
Changes Made in Officers of N. .Y
N. H. and H. Railroad. '
New Haven, Jan 5. The "following
orders, appointing superintendents and
assistant superintendents, were issued
from the offices of the 4fe Y., N. " H
and H. railroad to-day. The appoint
ments will take effect on February- li
Western district. Shore Line division,
J. V. A. Trumbull, superintendent; ,C "
C. Elwell, assistant; Air Line, North
ampton division, W. A, Waterbury, "su.
perintendent; New Haven Terminal, :
P. E. Bowman, superintendent; East
ern district Plymouth division, J.H
French, superintendent; 3. ",- Boas, an .
sistant; Taunton division, I. ,NvMr
shall, superintendent; G- H, Taylor.
assistant; Worcester division, VA.' B
Whaley, superintendent; C. F. Kenne
dy, assistant. These orders are sighed
by the general manager. W. E. Cifao
berlain, and by the superintendent ;
each district. " " ' . I
. I" 4 .
. Washington, Jan 5. Ibe senate cftna
mittee on foreign affairs to-day ajRd-'
to report the amendment to the arT
reorganization bill suggested yeetat
by Senator Proctor, regarding f
promotions. . The commHtee $ !
at tbe same time to make idfeit-.,
porta upon all other ammft wrt J

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