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If You Are a Seller or Buyer try. tub ciii:.iX(? -- . ....... OF THE DEMOCRAT. His Brothers lvcf - - - " , CUR NEXT SERIAl , ' Q OPENING CHAPTERS SOOIt WATERBURY, CON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 1901 PRICE TWO CENTS. lVOL XIV NO 59 til X f TELEPHONE BILL An Anti-Monopoly Law Passed. fo Be REPRESENTATIVE GUILFOILE Introduced BUI In the House Mr Lil ley Presented Bill Giving Lighting and Poorer Co Privilege to Extend Its Lines The New Senatorial Dis tricts. Hartford, Feb 13. Thet rush of new ttusiness continues in both houses to day. In the house an important anti-telephone monopoly bill was presented by Mr Guilfolle of Waterbury. It pro vides for the repeal of the statutes of 1S99 which makes it necessary for any outside telephone corporation to se cure permission of tin? superior court. Judges, before locating in the state and also compels similar pleadings for local telephone companies. The bill le in favor1 of telephone companies in tending to locate in the state in op position to the Southern New England Telephone company. The Connecticut Lighting and Pow er company, through Mr Lilley of Wa terbury, petitioned for right to ex ' tend its lines from Waterbury to Wa tertown and also to Wolcott and Southingron. Mr Beach of New Mil ford presented tin anti-slot machine bill, designating all such machines as 'common nuisances and setting penalties for their manufacture or use. Hartford, Feb 13. The Litchfield County republican caticui Sdjourned .without acting on the Torriugton and Winchester judgeships, this morning. In the senate to-day a bill requiring street railways to fiie maps of their lines was presented l?y Senator Brce Of New Haven. Senator Bradley offered a bill au thorizing cities and other municipali ties to establish gas and electric light ing plants. Senator Goodrich put in a measure permitting railroad companies to dis continue any stations in the state which are not supported by patron age. Attorney Henry G. Newman present ed a bill for redisricting the state in senatorial districts. It divides the twentv-four senators as follows: New Haven count v 0 Hartford county 4 Fairfield county 4 New London county 2 Litchfield county - Windham county - Middlesex county - H"olland county - i Total .-. 21 Mr Newton's redisricting bill is un derstood to authorize making more than one district out of such towns as New Haven and Hartford so as to equalize popidation in the districts. 'Among other matters a signed for hearing before the judiciary commit tee yesterday afternoon, is the bill "to regulate the practice of dentistry." It is understood that the bill is intended to legislate the present dental com mission out of office, but it provides that members of the present commis sion mav be reappointed by the gov ernor "if eligible." The object of the bill is to re-establish the commission lis a body of duly qualitied dentists. Nobody appeared before the com mittee on appropriations yesterday afternoon to advocate the bill appro priating $10,000 to sick soldiers of the Spanish-American war, but ex-Representative Thomas of Orange said that he had three clients who bad applied to him to do something foy them in that line. After discussing the mat ter the committee decided to report the bill adversely on the ground that the state had ' already settled all claims of that nature brought before the governor, the quartermaster-general and the surgeon general, and any individual case could be considered by the committee on claims. Representa tive Pearne of Middletown, A. H. Conklin of East Hampton and C. C. , 'Atwood of Durham favored the appro ' priation of $1,000 for a monument for the Twenty-louitn regimenr, i. v . RINALDI IN JAIL. ilan '.Who Shot Antonio Rinaldi Will Be Sent to Italy. New -Haven, Feb 13. Francesca lti naldi, alias Folfone, an Italian 40 years of age and a helpless paralytic, is confined in the New Haven county" jail, awaiting extradition papers to car ry him back to his native lanu, irom .which he fled after committing mur der, It Is alleged. His alleged victim .was Antonio Kinaldi. When he fled from Italy he went to Waterbury, where he was employed as a laborer. The son of the man he is said to have slain . was also a resident of Water, bury, where he conducts to-day a boot blacking stand on East Main street. Some months ago young Rinaldi, who 'recognized his father's alleged murder, er, armed himself and one morning ou South. Main street in Waterbury he , shot him down. The young . Italian was arrested, when he confessed to the shooting and said that the reason he did It was to avenge his father's murder and also because Rinaldi had threatened to do to him what lie did to his father. He - was ' re leased later on bail, and Rinaldi, the senior, was taken ' to the hospital. , He . has been t in . the Waterbury hospital from that time until to-day and. will never be a well . man, as the bullets Injured him severe- ; - ly. He was ta ken to New Haven to day and lodged In' jail. After the r shooting young Rinaldi and his friends . sent word to Italy that the escaped niurerer Folfone was here in Water- bnry, and the authorities at once took ' up the ease. .VA jury was empanelled i . aaa ootn sides were heard and he was' IsTtt. gnlltyV; Proceedings were- at 4B mstltnted with thia government 1 f-e return of FoUone and he will "-Tt br US2ed States Com. rT3i t-r-row for IdentU led, for trn- V AMBUSHED AND KILLED. Prominent Rancher Falls a Victim Xo Treacherous Indians. Tucson, Ariz, Feb 13. lgnacio Gax ialo, a prominent rancher, has been ambushed and killed by Yaqui Indians at Siris. near HermosiIIo. ueuerai Torres made an effort to 'secure a large number of ..Yaqui Indians to take them to the interior of the republic, the gov ernment hoping to stop the Yaqui war fare by this plan. He brought the In dians to HermosiIIo after the soldiers had tilled Verde, an old chief of tile Ydiui's at HermosiIIo. The Indians broke away from r00 federal troops under General Torres, who guarded them. At Siris they ravaged ranches, stole horses and .pro visions and tied to the Yuqni river. Sev eral prominent ranchers - were killed by the Yaquis. Soldires pursued the Indians, but caught only a few. People are excited at HermosiIIo and advices received by 'Tucson mer chants warn Americans against going into the mountains. It is believed here that Yaqui warfare has just be gun in earnest, as a large number of hitherto peaceful Yaquis have joined the warriors. MISS COOK BURIED. Tht Condition of Miss Cok's Falhtor Prevented a Church Service. Winsted. Feb .13. The funeral CT Miss Winifred Cook, the teacher who was shot ;ln,l killed bv her rejected lover. John T. Hayes, Monday morn ing, in the Gilbert home, look place this afternoon at the home of her par ems. It hatl been intended in defer ence to the wishes of friends of the family and many acquaintances of Miss Cook to have the funeral in the First Congregational church, of which she was- a constant attendant, but on account of the extremely nervous con dition ol tlie dead girl's father lh plan was changed, and by direction of the medical examiner the service was held at the family residence. Mr Cook is thought in be on the verge of collapse, and the physician feared that the ex citement attendant upon ihe publicity that would necessarily accoriipany a service at. the church, might, prove very injurious. The service at Hie residence, while public in character, was attended only by relatives and tho nearer friends of ihe 'family, al though in the immediate vicinity hun dreds of deeply sympathetic spectators watched the removal of the flower decked casket from the house to the hearse. Kev G. "W. .Tndsnn. pastor of the First Congregational church, conduct ed 1he simple service over the body, paying a tribute of respect to the mem ory of the youthful victim of the trag edy and voicing the general sentiment of esteem everywhere manifest among her acquaintances. The burial was in the South cemetery.- - The condition of Miss Cook's slayer. John T. Hayes, who tried to commit suicide after tiring the shot that killed her. is little changed to-day from that of yesterday to all outward appear ance. He remains fairly comfortable, but his recovery , is still a matter of uncertainty. Since yesterday Hayes has become more quiet than before ana shows less disposition to talk with his attendants. MRS THOMAS C. PLATT. Died This Morning at Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York. New York. Feb 13. Mrs Thomas C. Piatt, the wife of Uniied Stales Sen ator Piatt, died early to-day at her apartments in the Filth Avenue hotel, after a long illness. - Senator Plait, his three sons, with their wives, were at the bedside. Mrs Piatt's affliction was a nervous affection of the heart. Powerful heart stimulants have sustained the patient's strength for weeks. Ellen Barstow Piatt was the daugh ter of Charles liollin Barstow, who went from Stockbriuge, Mass, to Tioga county, New York, in 1800. to reside with his uncle. Dr Gamaliel Barstow, who was a state treasurer and senator and otherwise prominent in early New York political affairs. Her ancestors came to this country from England early in the seventeenth century and settled at Hanover, Mass. Her moth er, Charlotte Coburn, was a grand daughter of Jonathan Piatt, an officer in the Fourth New York regiment in the revolution. Her mother was a cousin of Senator Piatt. Mrs Piatt was born at. Nichols, near Owego, February 25. 1835. She was married to Senator Piatt in 1852. Mrs Piatt's life was very active. She took a deep interest in the public affairs in which her husband participated, local, state and national. WILL NOT INDICT. St Joseph. Mo, Feb 13. It is stated here on apparently good authority that the grand jury now in session will not indict anyone for the killing of irank Richardson, the millionaire merchant of Savannah, Mo. , . , WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Feb 13. For Conn'ecti cut: Fair to-nigm auu xum . northwest winds ana gates win con tinue, diminishing Thursday. Weather notes: Pleasant weather prevails this morning in all sections. A cold wave has moved rapidly from the northwest and is now felt in all sections east, of the Rocky mountains, renditions favor for this vicinity pleasant weather and continued low temperature. Barom. Tern. W. Weo. Bismarck Boston . . Buffalo . -Cincinnati Cliicago t Denver Helena ...30.00 ...29.40 ...30.28 ...30.48 ..'.30.48 . . .30.52 ... .S0.8U 18 12 8 14 10 18 22 no 14 14 H 4(5 12 12 20 10 SV Clear NW Clear W Cloudy NFJ Clear NW Clear SW Clear SW Clear N Clondy N Clear NW Clear W Clear NB Cloudy NW Clear N Cloudy NW Cloudy N - Clears SB Clear Jacksonville 30.12 Kansas City . .30.58 Nantucket .29:40 New Haven . New Orleans . New York ... Northfleld ... Pittsburg .... St Louis ...... .29.12 ,80.22 .29.82 .29.74 .30.34 .30.66 St Paul ...... 30:86 Washington . 80.14 13 NW Clear MUaa ..,.exi2- 28 'JW Clear THE KING'S REGAL ROBES. , " .v.- Edward VII Will Assume Them To-Morrow. Every Arrangement. Made For the Opening of Parliament by the New King Lord' Salisbury Will Walk in Procession as Lord Frivy Seal and Not as Prime Minister. London, Feb 13. The lord mayor, the sheriffs, and the aldermen, robed in mazarine gowns, accompanied by civ ic officers, sword bearers, mace bear ers and other attendants, proceeded in state carriages to St James palace to day to present to the king a loyal ad dress on behalf of the city of London. The king and the Duke of Cornwall and York, attended by their suite. reached tup palace shortly before noon. The ceremonial was the same as is ob served at aeve. All the principal officers of state were present. . .The king wore the uniform of ,-i held marshal and the Duke of York wore a rear admiral's uniform. His majesty was received fit the entrance by Ihe great officers of state, was conducted to the throne room and re ceived llie address. His majesty varied the customary procedure. In stead of merely handing a reply he read it in a clear, firm .voice. New York, Feb 13. Speaking of the opening of parliament by King Ed ward, the London correspondent of the Tribune snys : There are two curious points : in connection with the ceremonial that will be observed at Westminster to morrow. The sword of state will be carried by the postmaster general and Lord Salisbury will walk in the pro cession as lord privy seal, and not as prime minister, which is an office as yet. unrecognized by 1he court, etiquette. The king will for the first time assume his regal robes of crim son silk velvet, edged with rows of gold lace and powdered ermine. The rich lace is from a design which is worn only by royal personages. The robe is lined throughout with ermine, and is surmounted with a deep cape of the same fur. The. cape and'liu ing are composed of hundreds of care fully selected skins, adorned by sev eral thousand spots of black fur. The Iraiu is some yards in length and is fastened at tho neck by a gold cord finished with bullion "tassels. Queen Alexandra's robes are of similar material, but not of identical design. The state coach was delivered at. the royal mews last night, after having been thoroughly renovated. The hugh chariot, has been in large meas ure regilded and presents a most im Xosing appearance. The king's reply to the addresses of the corporation and the London county council was as follows: "I am much gratified at your loyal and dutiful addresses and the zeal and affection they testify for my throne and person. It is a great consolation to me, in my grief, to know of the wide and heartfelt sympathy to wtieh , you give expression and, with you, I will ever cherish the recoiled ion of the memorable reign of my beloved mother, renowned in our annals alike for the progress of the people in pros perity and retinernent and for their eves-widening and deepening attach ment: to our government and institu tions. The ancient, city of Loudon, alike illustrious by its history and by the efforts of its enterprising citizens, has ever beeu foremostMu responding to the call of duty and in devotion 1o the interest of the empire, and I feel certain its future' will not belie . its glorious past. I humbly join in your prayer that, the blessing of Almighty God may be' continued to myself and my consort, and I confidently hope the efforts I will make to fulfil the expectations of my happy and loyal people will, under divine guidance. promote the welfare of my empire and the prosperity ot all classes ot my subjects." s CHAiXGES IN YALE. All Recitations Will Be Heard On Washington's birthday. , .New Haven. Conn, ' Feb 13. Tho faculties of the undergraduate de partments of Yale University have de cided that all recitations shall be held as usual on Washington's birthday. In former years, recitations have been omitted after 9::10 a. m. The Sopho more-Freshmaw rush has always been a feature of the day iir spite of faculty edicts, and it is possible that this may have been the cause of the present action. The reason assigned is that the present term opened "one day later than usual. It has been do cided to omit all exercises on Mem orial day. - CARRIE ATTENDS A DANCE. The Wrecker of Saloons Invites AH Saloon Keepers to Her Lecture. Chicago, Feb 13. Mrs Nation' visit ed about a dozen saloons last night in all of which she asked the proprietors to attend her mass meeting of saloons to-dav. She was then driven to , the Cook county democracy ball at the Second regiment armory. She looked at the dancers for a few minutes and left without making any remarks. Mayor Harrison, who had led the grand march earlier in the evening, had left for home a. few minutes be fore the arrival of Mrs Nation. Mrs Nation got back to her hotel at 2 a. m., and went to bed. SHOT: FORMER HUSBAND. Disguised as . a Man, a Divorced Woman Attempts Murder. : . Kansas City, Mo, Feb 13. Disguised with a beard apd in man's attire, Mrs Ella Seeley. went last night to the res idence of her former husband, W.-.A.' Seeley, in thla city, and attempted to kill hlm. She was armed with a pis tol, with.'which She shot Seeley in the arm before be and . the present Mrs Seeley . cobkl overpower her, Seeley, who is chsf boyer for the Swift Pack ing company, and his assailant were divorced tbn yean ago. The woman is la lalL fSeeley'a wound I vof dan OUR ENORMOUS TRADE. A Bemarkable Gain Has Been Shown , - in Recent Years. Washington, Feb 13. The "general survey of foreign trade introductory to the . volume on "commercial relations with the United States': which formed the 'subject of special letters from the president and the secretary of state to congress, lias just peen puonsnoa ny Frederick Emory, the head of the bu reau of foreign commerce and compiler of this matter in the shape of a spe cial number. of the "advance sheets of consular reports." ' The survey is a compact presenta tion of the most Important and instruc- five features of the enormous mass of trade information which has been col- lected by the Putted Staves consuls the amount of the bounty or grant paid Throughput the World during the past.Jor bestowed by Russia on the export year. The publication says that aionjr jcf sugal u uerebv declared to be G4 with. a natural note of satisfaction in i , , ' the annual reports ot 6ur consular ot- s, P P of -rehned sugar, and fleers for last year there is a strong ' that an additional duty equivalent to hint of a most strenuous competition 'such amount must be assessed and and opposition to American trade ad- 'collected under said section o of the vnncement .abroad which may finally ' counterbalance our superior advan - tages to Vt considerable extent and check our progress in the world's mar- involved and the conclusions to be kets, unless we equip ourselves mean- drawn from them are correspondingly time for the ultimate phases of the difficult.' At. the conference of dele struggle, ' gates on the question of sugar boun Our foreign trade to-day as com- ities, held in Brussels In June, 18!KS, the pared with that ot recent, years shows Belgian and Austrian delegates con again, remarkable because it has t.een : tended that the Russian government achieved with but little effort, for -it regulations resulted in an indirect is set forth that the appearance of the ; bounty on exported sugar equal to the L'nited States as perhaps the most for- differences between the price exclusive midable of all competitors in the light I of excise tax of sugar sold in that for trade supremacy is as astonishing 'country for home consumption, and to ourselves as to our foreign oppo- it he price of sugar sold for export, nents. The .question for the future, "Russia, on the other hand, protests says Ihe publication, is whether we J can hold the position we seem about to gain by, means of our economy of production, greater labor efficiency and . cheap raw materials, or whether wens sold for export at. prices conider shalL. have to arm ourselves with ably below the cost of production and weapons especially fashioned for con- ! trolling foreign trade, such as more scientific export methods, better facil ities of banking and transportation more liberal credits and manufacture ing for particular markets with intelli gent regard to climatic and race re quirements. According to United Stales treasury returns the imports of this country for last year In round numbers amounted to $830.01 )0,0 10 and the exports $1,47S,. 000.000, an increase of over $SO,000,0(iO in the import trade as compared with the preceding year, and of !52O2.480,O00 in exports.. Of the exports, the per centage of manufactured goods rose 1 a very considerable extent, and our in dustrial growth continued last year at a rapid pace, enabling us to take less linished goods from other countries and to furnish more. The relative heapness of American products has given them pre-einintuce, it is shown. and the remarkable growth of the for- i eign demand for our iron and steel is cited as a striking instance of what under-cutting in prices will do. Foreign observers, particularly th British and the Germans, are shown to be keenly alive to what is being ac complished by the greater efficiency of our industrial methods and exhibit a purpose to profit by them and then to fight us with our own weapons. A great number of expressions from various "sources are presented, show ing the wholesome respect and fear with which the powers of the world look upon the United States in the trade arena of the universe. The con- entration of capital, our suddenly ac quired financial independence, the ex cellence of our foreign consular service? and as most important, the valuable practical business education which our sons receive, are reasons advanced by foreign commentators for our remark able advancement in trade. As par ticularly significant, a writer in the London Times tells of a few evenings spent with some students of a large American college, where, to his great amazement, the youths, instead ot" dis cussing tho lighter sides of life, dis coursed cleverly on questions that arose out of the business in which their fathers were engaged. This would be looked on as the worst of bad form at an English university, but to it is attributed American success in business. , The importance of building up a mer chant, marine to (further our trade with foreign nations is touched upon at some length and the benefits of direct sleapship transportation emphasized, the good effects of the latter being stated 1 be particularly apparent in the cases of Peru and Turkey, in each of which the establishment of better steamship transportation facilities im mediately led to a marked increase in trade. To a lack in this respect is at tributed the slow growth of our tradt; With South Africa. .Tlie entrance cf the south, into the trade of the Orient is spoken of as a novel feature of our expansion. In the production and exportation of cot ton the southern states have made gi gantic strides of late. The acquisi tion of the Hawaiian and . Philippine islands", it is declared, has converted our Pacific slope from a mere outpost of trade into a hive of commerce, whila Cuba and Porto Rico offer the southern states convenient stepping stones to Latin-American trade. Taking the great geographical divis ions in alphabetical. order,, it is stated that Africa is rapidly becoming a prom ising field for American enterprise wherever, artificial restrictions are not imposed. : In the west there is an in creasing demand for American goods. In East Africa it is noticeable that in Madagascar, where France imposes a tariff discriminating in favor of her own products, our cotton goods trade once considerable, has been practically destroyed; whereas in Zanzibar, the Somali country and Abyssinia, where such restrictions do not exist, .it con tinues to grow. . The war in South Africa has deranged the trade, .but a great increase iu American trade looked for when peace shall have lieen restored. ' A '-"' V On our own continent we still con trol more tha none-half of Canada's trade; With Mexico our trade relations are most satisfactory and our goods appear to be making steady progress In Central America. --In this connec tion, attention is called to the increas- Investment of Ueraan capital, in What It Will Cost to Import the Article From Russia. The New Order Has Just Been Issued --Russia. Protests Against Paying a Bounty for the Exportation of Sugar. ' AVasiiington, Feb 13. The text of the order of the secretary of the treas ury imposing a countervailing duty on refined sugars imported from Russia I reads as follows: ' ' "In pursuance of the provisions of .section T, of the act of July 4, 1SU7, act. ot July 24, . After quoting 'the net, the letter proceeds: i "In The present case the facts are with great vigor that by no act, of hers is any bounty or grant paid or bestowed on the exportation of sugar, It is represented lhal Russian sugar this phenomenon appears fo be in some degree due to the regulation of Hie sugar industry of that country by the Russian government. "Do the Russian government, regula tions have such a bearing upon the facts. of the case as to bring Russian sugar within the' intent of said law as disclosed by its terms? While the question in Us initiative lies with the administration of the treasury depart ment, the question is of a Judicial rather than of an administrative char acter and its importance demands de termination by a Judicial tribunal. The board of general appraisers constitutes such a tribunal, and from its decisions appeal may be taken to the United States courts. "As an administrative officer it is my duty to determine questions of doubt in favor of the government, the more so that' if I err in that direction the error can be readily corrected by competent tribunal upon protest and ppeal by those adversely affected.. hile if by my action the interests of he government are injuriously affect- d. there is no remedy. "In the present case there seems to be no other proper course than the one you are hereby instructed to pur sue. It ought to bring tho whole question promptly before a body constituted to hearuid determine disputed questions of fact and of law. 'The jurisdiction of the board of eueral appraisers to determine siuii ;ir nuesMous has now been sustained bv the United States circuit courttof meals, in the case of the Uniied Stales vs the Hill Brothers company, decided February S. 1!X)1, unpublished and if appeal be taken, from my ruling. o that body, it will bo your duty to acilitate in every way a,pronipt and final adjudication of such appeal." ostaRica, (luateuiala and Nicaragua, which is estimated at iftif.ooo.tioo. In the West Indies and especially the British possesssions our trade is constantly growing, and these islands draw The bulk of imported food sup plies from us, as well as an increasing proportion of manufactured goods. In Cuba and Porto Rico sufficient ime has not yet elapsed it is stated. for recuperation from the war and the readjustment cf industrial and commercial conditions, but in both is lands trade is beginning to revive with the promise of gradual develop ment on the lines of closer intimacy with the United States. In South America, the trade has de veloped slowly except in Argentina and Peru, where it has increased rapidly of late. . As a matter of keen interest, to the whole commercial world, the progress of events in China and its bearing up on, trade is discussed at length. The United States is shown to have suf fered as serious, if not more so. than anv other nation, from the fact that the bulk of our exports had been dis posed of in north China, the scene of most active disturbance A decided increase of our exportation to Asiatic Russia has laken place and the winter of 189!-l;00 witnessed an enormous import of American products into the Amur province. Japan is an import ant gateway for our Chinese trade. Our trade with that, country itself Is stead ily growing. The fears of Japanese competition which a lew., years ago caused some concern, in the ' United States,- have not borne, out and it is stated that Japan may be able to com pete with us at some points in the fu ture, but. her general development seems to mean increasing purchasing power and a larger consumption of our goods. V Of the other Asiatic mar kets it may be noted that we are in creasing our sales of iron and steel in British India; that Americans are do ing much towards the development of Korea, especially as to the gold mines and in Persia aud Asiatic Turkey American goods ore finding their way in plte of adverse conditions. Of the European countries, in Great Britain our consular officers report the steady progress of American goods iu popular favor; The extensive intro duction : of American machinery and tools into England, and upon the con. tinent Is cited to show that improved machinery. . once regarded as the foe of labor.- has proved itself the most trenchant weapon of American work - ingmen in the competition for foreign trade. WANTS BOERS TO SURRENDER. Steamship Lake Erie Anchored Off - , Gravesend. ' London, Feb , 1:5.' A special dis patch from Cape Town says that A. D. Wolmerans, Boer, delegate to the United States and Europe,-writes from Paris strenuously urging the Boers to surrender. London, Feb 13. Tho British steam er Lake Erie, which sailed from Cape 1 own January 20, with the Strathcona Horse ou board, came to anchor oft" Gravesend this morning. Having missed the tide, the Lake Erie will be unable to proceed to her dock and land tho troops until to-morrow. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal and many other persons proceeded to the dock at an early hour in ex pectation that the steamer would ar rive this morning. ' CIT1 NEWS. Look for the opening chapters of "His Brother's Keeper" to-morrow. The pupils of Miss Arthur's room in the Crosby grammar school have chosen as their motto "Always Ready." The Rev Luke Lawlor, of Windsor Locks, was in town to-dav, visiting his parents. His brother, Joseph Law lor, who has been sick for a few weeks, is much improved. The first annual dance of the Yuca tan Whist club will be given this even ing at Speedwell hall, when Cain's or luestra will furnish music and Prof Cam will do the prompting. The ar arngements are in the hands of the following committee: John McCarthy. Thomas Fallon, Neil Corkery and e! F. Skellv. .Tames Downey of Battle Creek, Mich, died there last night. Mr Dow ney was a brother to Mrs Edward Ber gen of Baldwin street, Mrs .Mary A. Hayden of East Main street and of Miss Jane Downey. The deceased was born in Waterbury, but went west years ago. He paid a. visit to Water bury a short time ago. Delegates from Hartford, New Ha ven, Bridgeport, Meriden. Danbury, New London, Ansonia and South Nor walk are expected to be present at the banquet of the Waterbury Merchants' association to-morrow, t8t be held in the Odd Fellows building. Every mer chant in the city should be present and see what, other cities are doing. Din ner will be served at 7:30 p. rii. The Junior Wranglers of the Crosby grammar school held their weekly de bate this morning. The question "was: "Reiolved, That intemperance is a greater evil to a country than war." The debate was a stirring one and many aud interesting wer -the- argu ments advanced by both sides. The judges decided that the affirmative had the better of the debate. President James Byrnes presided at the meeting. To-morrow will be S Valentine day and the postmen are preparing to put forward their best efforts in deliver ing tokens of esteem to people about town. Some of the patterns in the show windows are very handsome and no doubt they will be in big demand to-night, though the dealers are not looking forward fo a rush of trade in the business, but they aro well pre pared to meet the demand no matter what it. may be. There is no scarcity of comics and 'some of them are even worse than any ever seen here before. A pretty marriage look place at St Francis Navier's church ihis morn ing at 8 o'clock when Rev Father Fitzsimmons united in the bonds of holy wedlock, Frank McCormack of Bank street and Miss Rose Malier of 394 Baldwin street. Joseph Tracy aud Lucy Crowley were respectively best man and bridesmaid. The nrine was attired iu a handsome steel color cos tume trimmed with alpaqne lace, while the bridesmaid wore a natty costume of tan, which was also Trim med with applique lace. Both, carried a bouquet of white r-oses. After The marriage ceremony, a wedding recep tion was hold a t the - home of the bride's parents on Baldwin street. The presents received were many and costly, including -several from the em ployes of the packing department of the" Waterbury Manufacturing com pany and the American King com pany, where the bride and groom were respectively employed. The happv bridal pair left ' on the 1:2S train for New York, where they will enjoy their honeymoon. On their re turn they will reside on Bank street. The funeral of Sadie Quinn took place this morning from the family res- dence on Bishop street to St 'xnomas s church, where a mass of requiem was celebrated bv the Rev Father crown?y. During the offertory, Miss lvatherine Gloster rendered a solo entitled "Heav enlv Portals." in. a charming manner, The bearers were Henry anil .lames Quinn, Charles Denehy, John (lloster, Dennis aud John t-ialvin. The inter ment was in the new St Joseph's cem eterv. The floral offerings included a bunch of calla lilies from .Miss Emma Kellar; bunch of pink roses, the Misses Jennie Campbell and Lizzie vwiiie Alice Killion, white roses; Ulie JJee gan, Naugatuck, hyacinths; choir of the Immaculate Conception church, Dink roses; Miss Anna Moran, pink and white roses; JUlla aiereauu, pint roses; Thomas Murpbv and John Short pink and white roses; Florence Cassi dv' white carnations; Mrs Mary Finn pink roses; Miss N. Coiman, white tu lips; Mrs William Patterson, carna tions: Miss A. Dwyer, vvhite carna tions; Miss Katherine Ouster, pink roses; Miss Mamie Denehy ,-hlte car nations: Mrs Kimball,, white carna tions; large wreath,' Mr and Mrs Jonn W. Burns; mound, surmounted by dove, emploves of the Tlatt Button companj; cross of roses, finishing de- nartment . of the' Waterbury Clock companv: pillow lettered "Sadie," Oak ville Pin company; Miss Antiie Calvin horseshoe of roses; employes, of Steele & Johnson's, basket jf roses; the Miss ea Ualvin of Naugatuck, basket . of roses: Miss Ella Bligh. basket of roses. There were several handsome pieces from the Misses Katie Short, Margaret Burns, Edith Deane, Mamie Burns and others. . Among tne'out-of-town mourn ers were Miss Sadie Donovan, Miss N ! Donovan and Miss Bertha Meagher, of I Ansonia ; Mlas Margaret Klmmos and 4f anile Flanagan, of New York,- POLITICALJURITY Local Republicans Stirred Up Over Proposed Bill. NO MORE CAUCUS PACKING. V If the Bill Becomes a Law the Biggest. Stock in Trade of Some Republican " Politicians Will Vanish Republican i ' ' Must Depend on Popnlarity and Be- a publican Votes to Get Nominated. ' The bill drawn up by City Attorney " John P, Kellogg for the purification ji'.'.i i ii jU J i ' 1 ill ;iuu OL Lilt? JHSt publican atmosphere in particular MR. in some quarters, stirred up alarm and iu others a hearty desire for the sue- cess of the measure. Some doubt that " the bill will pass the legislature, others are confident that it will go through .' without any bother. Republican indi vidual opinion on the bill is quite inter, esting. Some say it is a slap at one " wing of the party by tile wiiig that ' has been knocked out by the caucuses. There, are some who say tliat it is an ' acknowledgement of defeat at their own game. and that there is no policy , like honesty after all. even in politics. The object of the bill, as told in the Democrat last evening, is to keep out -ringers from the primaries or caucuses . of both parties. While the republican party lias been the chief sufferer iu this respect, the democratic party, has not escaped by any means. -The adea !. of using the voting lists at a republi can caucus did not even occur to the lights of that pnrty until a few years ago, when they found that their gath erings were controlled iuostly by dem ocrats of an indifferent character, brought there by their admiration of the candidates. There was nothing to prevent them voting at the caucus. At -first they -were somewhat timid, .but -after repetition they grew courageous and eventually that method of getting votes, aud generally the nomination, became so obviously vicious that the instigators themselves became alarmed at 1he extent of the corruption in their party. This method of securing dele gates was first employed by. a re publican candidate for assessor. Ev- . erybody was amazed when they found that he had won the nomination; they could not understand it, for he was not educated enough in the mys teries of politics to know how to pull a single wire or lay even a clay pipe. He did not know the political advan- tage there was in treating a casual , acquaintance of the other party to a. jlass of beer or a cigar, jroimes was to him a closed book. But he had friends who opened his eyes and when the caucus in a certain ward was; called it was found that one-hain tnose .resent were democrats. : J-ius candi date, it is said, had contracted to pay$.". to a certain democrat for every otftef democrat he would get to vote at that caucus. He never kept his contract. . and frequently boasted of this. That wns the. incention ot paccmg caucuses of tlie republican party. Previous U. that time democrats useu to inwie i repnblicans to vote at their primaries. 1 ney voiuii xjjccl ini" places of business aud induce Tiiem .ic cast a vote. But 1he wholesale iraml emplovcd bv the republicans In their caucuses was never attempted or even dreamed of by the democrats. ' second 1inie the republicans pr i ked their caucuses was when Col on ?1 Dohertv and Thomas D. Barlow ran br mavor. The colonel won the first ward with a remarkable major ity Such a vote was never polled tliere at a caucus before. Mr Barlow thought of retiring from the contest, but. his friends investigated and lound that the majority ot the vote cusl i. the first ward caucus was cast by dem ocrats. The contest then became, vary interesting, .and Mr Barlow's friends set to work and the result was seen in the nomina tion of Mr Barlow. No one thought of using the voting lists up to 'In-- time. Subsequent caucuses, jiot--, developed this pernicious system to such an extent that it was deemed pru dent to use the lists as the only way to effect a cure. But ine nsis to produce the desired . enect. .. j. un served to ouiv renne me iupiui things. So long as one's name was on the list he could not be prevented voting. The preliminary, nmuui erin- in the demoerais " as uu the factories tlie "ay ou - . i. ,n VAonnmlPl ill cuses, ana tue 1Llt"- . ".r " " -vrouns. The leaders or iue --j threw np their hands; they saw them lei at the mercy of their more skill ful brethren in playing their W vame. It was claimea umi a V" r unT s the champion at u, and ihe bill published yesterday in tne Democratistheresult. AtotrueyDurant avs he favors the om or au. we. purify the PobUc atmosphere erybody seems iu i"1""- bill, but there amans- r who say tnat it J -ing "their own game." DUPED HEU SUITORS. " 1 -f A Young Lady Now tnuer 1 Violation of Postal Laws, nwminsrton. 111. Feb 13. Miss Eliz abeth Kaburick, aged 21, was arrested yesterday, charged with violating the postal laws. miss receiving numerous letters from all ; parts of the United States and it is.. alleged that she baa peen sonciuuje - and receiving money ana jewelry itoui suitors for her band with whom she ; had made epistolasc- acquaintance) through "a matrimonial agency news paper. " . - Miss Kaburick was held to bail in $1,000 aud was taken to Springfield. -, Her home is in Carlinville. DECLARED ELECTED. Washington, Feb 1". President pro' teni'Frye officially declared William- j McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.-; 4 president and vice-president respective.' ly of the United States, and dissolved -? the joint meeting of the senate and;-.-' house. - , " . PROMINENT MAN DEAD. Springfield, IU, Feb 13. Jamea SL Pickrell, secretary of the Amaricf Short Horn Breeders' asoselatiow, V gead, aged 66. , , - " 0 if i . At '