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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 1901 PRICE TWO CENTS. FRENCHWON THIS Alter a Hard Encounter Cap tured Many Boers. CHARGE OF THE INNISKILLENS. Boers Scattered Leaving Five Dead k on the Field Ten Were Captured ' The Boers Entry Into Murraysburg i .Was on February 7. Lorenzo Maraues. Feb lo. Tbe rumor was rite to-day that General French had a big battle with the Boers, and captured a large force of them. Cape Town, Feb 15. A Boer con voy of sixty-five wagons ana tony five prisoners has been captured north Of Amsterday in the Transvaal. Cape Town, Feb 15. The Boers oc cupied Murraysburg, Cape Colony, February 7. Cape Town, Feb 15. Albert Cart wright, editor of the South African Rews, who was arrested February i charged with seditious and defamatory libel in having published in his paper a statement to theeffect that the Brit ish commander-in-chief had secretly Instructed his troops to take no pris oners, was yesterday held for trial, bail being fixed at. 2,000. London, Feb 15. The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener: '"Pretoria, Feb 14. Our troops are now engaged with Christian De Wet's force north of Phillipstown, which we hold, De AA'et having crossed the Orange river at Zand Drift, apparent ly moving west. French, reporting from a pomt twenty-five miles south east of Ermelo, states that a large force of the enemy is being driven on to Piet Keief, their efforts to break back having so far been frustrated. The Inniskillens charged the enemy, who left five killed and six wounded on the ground. Ten Boers were cap tured, and there was a large capture of wagons, carts and cattle. Out- casualties were one killed and live .wounded." Cape Town, Feb 15. A. skirmish is reported to have occurred at Kamel fontetn, but no details have been re ceived. Apparently this has been the only fighting with the new force of ' in contact with the invaders or in the hmuediate neighborhood of Hertzogs &md Kritzinger's commandos during the week. Both Boer commanders re treated northward. Hertzog was last reported at Van AA'yk's Ylei. Kritzin ger's commando is still divided. The larger wing had a small but success ful skirmish with a patrol of AN U liams's horse near Plipploat on Febru ary 8. They were last reported to be undefended. Several columns under Colonel Haig continue to follow Krit zinger. Scheeper's force, about 200 strong, are retiring in the direction of Beaufrot AVest. small Domes or jsoers are itill roaming about the midland districts. It appears that few of the " Inhabitants are actually joining tne Boers, but they give the invaders con . siderable help, especially in the way of information. 5VILL NOT RECOVER HIS SIGHT. Dpinion of Coroner Pond on Poison Patient. New Haven, Feb 15. Joseph Pry blowitz, who was taken ill two weeks ago as the result of drinking a poison deeotion. is still blind at his home at 23 Lilac street, and Deputy Coroner Pond said yesterday that he did not believe that the man would ever re - cover his sight. Anton Dueet, who is still ill at the hospital from the 'same cause, is able to distinguish large ob jects, but his vision Is still defective from the result of the poison which he drank. Deputy Coroner Pond says -that he has been honing that Pryblo- witz would recover his sight and get about so that -he could bring inm down to the city for further examination concerning the poison decoction which he with Mr and Mrs Ducet and others drank on the Sunday afternoon two weeks ago. The deputy coroner says that physicians are taking a great in terest in the case -and the effects of the poison, and his report will un doubtedly disclose something of in terest In. this way ... ;' . THE PRESIDENT'S DINNER. Mrs McKInley Escorted by the Ger- ! ; . man Ambassador. " 'Washington, Feb 15. President and Mrs McKInley gave a dinner at the White House last night in honor of the members of the diplomatic corps, " was the first social function given by the president since his convalescence from the attack of the grip. To ac- commodate the large number of guests ' the table was set in the long corri dor.' An orchestra from the Marine ' band furnished tbe music. The pres ident escorted Senora deAspiroz, wife of the ambassador from Mexico, to tbe table, and the .German 'ambassador Un McKInley. - After the dinner a number or spe Hatty Invited gnesta assembled and Bjoyed a program of music and dancr - ti the state dining room being used JT tli latter purpose. . . 'J- . ' ' f 0OWN AM EMBANKMENT. ' ' t-ViB Persons Injured To-day :t- ' at Cincinnati. " Oi Feb lJWTwWrtir-ntae In jured -trZ? derailing . , -r j f s several -:,t- - - out ' ENDORSE MRS NATION. W. C. T. U. of Chicago Say She Has Accomplished Much. Chicago, Feb 15. Tlie Record to day says: Mrs L. M. N. Stevens, presi dent of the W. C. T. U., has sent the following message from her home in Maine to Mrs Caroline Grow and Mrs Chapin, editors of the Union Signal, the official organ: "Print as many good things as you can of Mrs Carrie Nation: she cer tainly has .accomplished much." It was the first indorsement that has been given Mrs Nation by the W. C. T. Cs. officers. - Mrs Nation wears a white ribbon, but she said at Willard hall Wednes day night: "I have not much use for the white ribbon and not so very much for the AV. C. T. TJ. They wouldn't help me along with my work. They are too slow." v "The indorsement, if we interpret it that wav. was given cautiously," said Mrs Grow, "as Mrs Stevens is study- ins Mrs Nation and her methods Trulv her work in Kansas is remarka ble and the entire W. C. T. U. is now recotruizinc it." 'Do you think Miss Wiilard would have aunroved of Mrs .Nation "Bv all means she would have liked her work in Kansas." 'I think the W. C. T. U. in Chicago is beins shaken up bv Mrs Nation: so are the church peoole." said Mrs Cha Din. "We are nil too apathetic. I doubt if there ill be any bands of home defenders formed here. but surely the women will be quickened by the Mrs Nation spirit." MORGAN SURE TO WIN. No Stumbling Block or Dissatisfied Stockholders Stand in His Way. New York. Feb 15 No legal ob stacle, or body of dissatisfied stock holders, it was ascertained, will pre vent the success of J. Plerpont Mor gan's plan to consolidate the leading steel corporations of this country. Within a few days the charter of the new- corporation will be filed. The nrineinals ill the deal, by which An drew Carnegie has sold his stock, and the biggest industrial consolidation ever known is being .put into shape, maintain their reticence, but from an absolutely authorative source this statement was obtained yesterday: "The success of the plan is assured. Mr Morgan's confidants have given him assurance that nothing can longer interfere with the carrying out of his project." A draft of the proposed charter for the new corporation, which will prob ably have an authorized capital stock of about $800,000,000, was in complete shape yesterday. It will contain many points of peculiar interest and has con sumed a good deal of time and atten tion from the counsel employed. The Carnegie, Federal Steel, Moore proper ties, American Bridge and National Tube companies, American Steel and Wire company, and the Lake Superior Consolidated Iron' mines will enter the consolidation at figures fixed by Mr Morgan. . As one of those prominently inter ested in the negotiations said yester day: The stockholders of the various companies concerned would not be willing to trust to the judgment of any one but him. "The payment of $25,000,000 in cash to Andrew Carnegie, which is the amount of money that figures in the quid pro quo for his stock, in addi tion, to about $105,000,000 of 5 per cent bonds, has not yet been made. There is good reason to believe, how ever, that it . will take place within two or three days. Judge Gary, president of the Fed eral Steel company, Max Pani, repre senting the American Steel and AVire company, and Francis Lynde Stetson, counsel for Mr Morgan, held a confer ence yesterday, and -it was generally understood that final .details were be ing arranged. Termination of the negotiations finds the steel market in a booming condition, which a large proportion of prominent metal men believe is to be of long duration. ' Washington, D. C, Feb 15. An in vestigation of the recent railway com binations and of the steel trust is to be made by the industrial commission. At the meeting of the commission a sub-commission, consisting of Vice Chairman J. AV. Phillips, "J. L. Ken nedy, E. D. Conger and A. L. Harris, was appointed to carry on this investi gation. The sub-commission will be gin its work in New York next Mon day. Among the witnesses wlio will be called upon to testify will be John T. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. Pier pont Morgan and Mr Harriman..' It is the purpose of the commission to learn everything possible about the new combination. Inquiries will be made into the methods of organizations, the result sought to be attained, and es pecially the effects upon the wages of labor and the prices cf commodities. FOSBURGH AFTER CLEWS. Goes to North Adams With Detective to Trace AA'ire Gang's Movements. North Adams.- Feb "15 Robert S. Fosburgh of Pittsfield, accompanied bj Detective Sherman of Little Fails, k. came to Adams' and this city yes terday afternoon. They came as far as - Adams on the noon train from Pittsfield, and were met - at the sta tion by James A. Allen, who . was watchman at the Zylonite works when the brass robbery occurred there about the time of the Fosbnrgh murder. They rode with him to Zykmite on the trol ley line, talking about the men whom Allen showed through the works the afternoon before the robbery. In this city they met a NJ-th Adams man and had a long talk with him. " v . R. 8. Vosbnrgh when asked yester day afternoon- about their trip, said they were looking up the movements of the wire gang, whom tk family be lieve to hare eanHiiredh ertnie. The tiettiT ajrie-: about v . , t;.' "... t II. Members Priming for the Extra Session They Expect. Senators are Beginning to Study Cu ban Speeches The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty AVill Also Be a Topic for Much Discussion Old Records are Being Looked Up. Washington, Feb 15. In preparation for the extra session, now confidently looked for, members of the senate and hons committees on foreign and on insular affairs are gathering material for speeches on Cuua, which is to be the feature of the extraordinary as semblage. AA'hat the outcome will be with respect to the relations to be es tablished between the United States and Cuba not even those having thi momentous question in charge can foretell. Tlie president's message is expected to furnish the key for a discussion of the problems considered by - tlie ex ecutive most ia need of immediate so lution. Aside from the Cuban question there are senators preparing themselves for action on. the Clayton-Bulwer " treaty. It is held to be more than probable that the British foreign office will tai to make answer to tlie amended Hay- rauueefote treaty. That, it is de elared, will causa the convention to lapse with tlie adjournment of the present congress. The intention of the British govern ment, unofficially, is understood to begin negotiations tor a new treaty in which the senate amendments will not figure, or perhaps will be modified 1 his program, according to the view of responsible leaders in the senate, will not be carried into effect. They express their determination of stand ing by the senate amendments in any negotiations, but such negotiations, it has been decided must be of the re motest, character so far as time is con cerned. There are senators who as sert that the lapse of the Hay-Paunce fote treaty by the failure of Great Britain to reply before March 4 will prevent the renewal of any negotia tions. The treaty, it is insisted, will die through the fault or Great .Britain. The study of international law to find precedents in that event for the abro gation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty began vesterdav. Further than this the extra session treaty plans have not matured, yet there is talk of trying to pass the Nicaragua canal bill. The strongest reason put forth for seeking abrogation on tlie part of the United States is the alleged principle that a treaty may be abrogated when the conditions under wieh it was made no longer exist. This, it is said, will be the case with the Clayton-Bulwer treaty if the Hay-Pauncefote .treaty afils. A house report in the forty-sixth congress, made on April 16, 1880, by Mr Cox of New York, is in brisk de mand. The foreign affairs committee of that day seems to have been unan imous in tlie following declaration: "The circumstances in which this treaty was originally negotiated have been profoundly modified by the lapse of thirty years, and it appears to your committee to be entirely clear that it is an obstacle and possible peril In the way of a complete and pacific assertion of the sound, necessary and vigorous American policy laid down in the pres ident's message of March 8, 1880. This treaty should now be finally and formally abrogated. "A'onr committee therefore recom mend the passage of the followin ioint resolution: " 'Resolved, etc, That the president of the United States be and he is here by respectfully requested, if the same in his opinion shall not be incompati ble with the public interest, to take immediate steps for the formal and final abrogation of the convention of April 19, 1850. between the United States of America and her Britannic mmVstv. commonly called the ship canal treaty or the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.' ' Nothing came of this report and reso lution, and nothing may come of the intention to discuss the Clayton-Bulwer treaty if afforded the excuse and opportunity this spring. The course contemplated does not receive entire nl. but it is a fact that Hie pro ject is under way and that speeches al ready ara bains prepared with the view of carrying along tne movement. JESUIT FOR FIFTY YEARS. Death of Father, Mullaly, Formerly Treasurer of Holy Cross College. Worcester, Feb 15 The Rev John B. Mullalv, S. J., formerly treasurer of Holy Cross college, died yesterday from apoplexy at FreuericK, aia. Father Mullaly was born in Armagh, Ireland, and came to America, in 18u0. He became a member Of the society of Jesuits soon after landing in this coun try and was ordained to - the priest hood in 1805. - . -: Father Mullaly had been a Jesuit fif ty years and celebrated his golden ju bilee at Frederick. Md, a few mouths ago. He came to Holy Gross in isoo, and acted as vice-president and pro curator until 1895, when he was ap pointed treasurer of that college. Last fall his health began to fall, and he went to Frederick, Mr, to recuperate. On account of his .business qualities, he was appointed vice-president and procurator of Georgetown university, 'J Loyola college, Baltimore, Md, and Woodstock seminary at 1 Woodstock, Md. - - ' LECTURER DIVORCED. Decree Granted to His Wife for De- -: sertion. . Cambridge, Mass, Feb 15. Mary A. Stoddard was granted a divorce from John. I Stoddard, the lecturer, yester day, on' the ground of desertion. She is given the custody of their son, a minor. - Mr !4; Mrs &to3 lard . were , -mmm. -.rw. jsmowwMsiij -sa, CI REFORM IN MILITIA, a Sweeping Measure Was-' Presented in the House To-day.. Hartford, Feb 15. AVhat will prob ably prove to be the most sweeping reform bill of the session was pre sented at the last moment to-day.. It is called the military reform bill, and it provides for a sweeping change in military affairs. It will affect three brigadier-generals and it also reduces the rank of several aides and officers. It is intended to clear .up the situa tion from a military point of view, and will probably result in a reorgan ization of the entire state militia. It will also do away with the criticism of the top-heavy brigade staffs. It was drawn by the adjutant-general and has" tlie full support of Governor McLean. It was presented M)y Representative Baldwin of Beacon -Falls; ADDRESS TO VETERANS. Urges All Who Totight in Civil War to Join G. A. K. Chicago, Feb ""15. Commander-in-Chief Leo Rassieur, of the1 G. A. R., has issued1 an address to Veterans, : in which he urges those who fought in the Civil war, but who are at present outside the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic, to join the organiza tion. , . .The commander-in-chief has also an nounced .the appointment of the fol lowing special coimnittees authorized by the last national encampment of the Grand Army pf.gthe Republic. Sons of Veterans William H. Arm strong, Indiana; P. fl. Lehon, Iowa; P. II. Coney, Kansas;.5 Oaron I. Bliss, Michigan; A D. Wickersham Ala bama. To petition congress for passage of tlie bill creating a national holiday to be known as Flag day: AV. C. John son, Ohio; John P. S ..Go-bin, Pennsyl vania; Allan C. Bakewell, New York. To go to AA'ashington to urge the passage of a bill setting aside camp supply in Oklahoma and Fort Sher man in Idaho as national soldiers' homes: Charles P. Lincoln, AA'ashiug ton, I. C; It. B. Scott, Spokane; J. M. Dalzell, Caldwell. Ohio; John M, Kermnn, St Louis; Marion ' I. Ander son, AVashington, D. C; Charles A. Clark. Boise City, Idaho; C. M. Barnes, Guthrie, Oklahoma. . .; ; The following have been chosen members of the national council to fill vacancies: George W. Cook, from Wyoming and Colorado, to succeed H. O. Dodge, resigned. Thomas A.. Morrison, from Pennsyl vania, to succeed AVilliam F. Stewart, deceased. ' . " .Jere T. Dew. from Missouri, to suc ceed Frank M. Sterrett, resigned. FOR THE MEN OP THE MAINE. Spanish War Veterans Hold a Mem orial Service in East Boston. Boston, Feb 15. Major Grady camp, Legion of Spanish AVar A"eter ans, held a memorial service last even ing at its headquarters, 109 Border street, East Boston, In honor of the sailors and soldiers who lost their lives by the Maine disaster in Havana harbor three years ago. . About 150 persons attended. ."The principal -address was by Congressman Joseph A. Conry, who said the vetrans of the Spanish-American war were entitled to equal rights with the surviycrs of tlie civil war. Other speakers were Dr Joseph A. Keon, representing the General Sanger camp of Lynn, and Captain Thomas F. Clark. Command er Charles AV. Clayton presided. An entertainment given by Miss Cum- mings, J. A. Powers and Miss M. A. Collins and bugle calls by the camp's buglers, Messrs Randall, Paquet and Harrington, -followed. CORPORATION NOTES. The James II. Cooke company of Plainville has filed in the state secre tary's office a certificate of change of name to the Rocky Hill Stone com pany. The JNew nmgiantl . sick ana Funeral association has been organized at Bridgeport as a voluntary organiza tion without capital. L. C. AA'illiams is president and James B. Garrison is the secretary. TWO WITNESSES HEREAFTER. Albany, N. Y., Feb 15. Without do- bate and by a vote of S3 to 20. the assembly yesterday passed the AA'eeks bill abolishing common law marriages m the state, as amended. The niu provides that a written marriage con tract, beside being signed by both par ties, shall also be signed -by at least two witnesses and filed within six months . in the ofiice of the city or town clerk. WEATHER REPORT.: Washington, Feb 15. For Connecti cut:' Fair to-night and probably Sat urday; fresh to brisk northwest winds. Weather notes: Pleasant weather continues east of the Rocky mountains; a low pressure' has developed in the central Mississippi valley and - will probably . move to the Lake region by Saturday. It .will probably produce milder temperatures and an increase lu cloudlnecss.' The temperatures range' from (54 degrees at Key AA'est to 40 degrees below zero at White River. : Barom. Tem. W. Wen. Bismarck .....30.12 22 NAY! Clear IS AV . Clear ; 10 . AV Cloudy 22 , SB n Clear 2G ,SE Clear Boston .......29.42 Buffalo .......29.94 Cincinnati ....30.08 Chicago ......30.00 Denver .......30.26 Helena .30.24 56 30 44 32 18 22 T2 24 8 12 3d S Cloudy NW PtCldy NW Cloudy, SW Clear NW Clear W Clear; NW Cloudy" NW Pt Cldy N -Snow'g NW Clear . Clear Jacksonville .'.30.02 Kansas City . .29.94 Nantucket . w .29.44 New Haven ..29.57 New Orleans . .80.08 New York ...28.06 Nortbneld .... 29.54 Pittsborg .....30.08 t Louis ...,.29.96 20 S3I Cloudy k...T 29 IfVNCtear, I Randolph-Clowes Case Brings Another to Light. Mr Miller Gone South, but His Depo sition Will Be Taken Clowes Said to Have Manufactured a Lamp at the Factory, From Which He Alone Received the Proceeds. A new feature has arisen in the famous case of Clowes vs Miller. What it will amount to is a matter of conjecture. Friends of Mr Miller say that Mr Clowes is guilty of a A-ery serious matter and that action may be brought against him any day. They hint of criminal suit to recover for al leged losses which they claim the firm of Randolph & Clowes suffered at the hands of Mr Clowes prior to Mr Ran dolph's death. On the other hand, Mr Clowes's friends and counsel, Mi O'Neill, say that this is merely an at tempt to prevent the case coming to trial at the next term of the superior court, which opens here next Tuesday. Mr O'Neill served notice upon Colonel Burpee this morning that lie would claim this' case for trial, no matter what way the wind blows or what obstructions he, the colonel, may at tempt to place in its way. Mr Miller is in the south, for tlie benefit of his health. ; He was seized with a fainting spell in his store about a week ago, and it was his physician's advice which sent him south. To prevent this inter fering with the hearing of the case, Mr O'Neill has proposed that Mr Mil ler's deposition be taken, or that he make a written statement of all of his connections and knowledge of the case and that it be taken as his deposition. The new feature is substantially this: During Mr Clowes's management of the concern he developed a department for the making of a lamp which was known as the Calcium King lamp. It is claimed against Mr Clowes that he conducted, this 'department as a sepa rate and distinct enterprise from the Randolph & Clowes company, by which name the concern was 'then known; that he used tlie funds of the company just named in the transac tions of the lamp department; that the metal used in the construction of the lamp was made by the company and that in a general way he used the moneyand goods of the Randolph & Clowes company for the maintenance of tlie lamp department, while he did not return to tlie- company any of the proceeds from the sale of this lamp. Of course, this is only a claim; wheth er or not there are any grounds for it is another matter, but so far, anyway, the whole litigation enveloping this company consists of claims and coun ter claims. Last fall Constable Gil lette at public auction, to satisfy a judgment obtained by Franklin Tay lor, sold the Calcium King Light com pany to Mr Taylor for Jfi-JO.OOO. CONTROL GOES TO NEW YORK. The Springfield Gas Co Bought By a Corporation. Springfield, Mass, Feb 15. A ma jority of the stock of the Springfield Gaslight Co has been sold to the Se curity Trust Co of New York for 185 a share. - The Security Co made an offer of f 185.50 for the stock several weeks ago, which was declined. The New England Gas aud Coke Co, other wise known as the Whitney syndicate, slightly increased this offer, "and tlie Security Co raised the Whitney syndi cate to $185, which the directors of the Gas Co yesterday accepted. Tlie deal was made through Thomp son, Tenney & Crawfo bankers and brokers, in behalf of tlie Security Trust Oo, at the head of which is Charles S. Faircliild. The Springfield Gaslight Co has a capital stock: of $500,000, and is paying O per cent dividends. It has paid as high as 9 per cent. The stock has not been offered for sale for some time, but it was last sold at $155. The company -was formed in 1848, largely through the efforts of the late Chester AAr. Chapiii, with a capital stock of $10,000. Since then it has in creased more than tenfold. Its stock is held almost exclusively in this city, and it has always been conducted as a strictly local company. The late AVil liam II. Haile was president of the company until a few weeks before his death, when he resigned, and James A. Runirill was elected to succeed him. Besides the business of manufactur ing and supplying gas, the company also operates a steam heating plant. It is claimed that this plant has been run at a financial loss, but the com pany has continued it for the accom modation of its patrons. It is under, stood that the new owners will discon tinue the heating business. The Security Trust Co signed an agreement that it would purchase the riiiander of the stock for not less iian $185. This company has lately acquired the gas plant in Maiden. , DID NOT REGISTER. Attorney-Durant. Says Milk Dealers Cannot Be Prosecuted. By order of the board of health Milk Inspector Keeley to-day entered complaint with - Prosecutor Durant against sixty milk dealers for not com-, plying with an ordinance that requires them to register every year.' Mr Dur ant, after looking over the ordinance in Question, found that he could not successfully prosecute the milk deal ers.' It appears, that when the board of health passed the ordinance making it compulsory for milk dealers to reg ister annually, no penalty for falling to comply with the ordinance was at tached.: -Hitherto, in every legal con flict betweenthe milk dealers and the municipal authorities the former have been victorious. Twice they have been to the supreme court In a battle over tbe legality of the law that provided they should take out a license each year and each time the city lias been defeated. . Now Mr Durant does net eare to take up another case against the with mcb a poo prospect in tbe ordnwac of bei" t aUe to Inflict tt city 'news; 'A month's mind mass will be said at the Sacred Heart church to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock for the late Jos eph T. Kinney. The French Canadian Institute gave a smoker at their headquarters on Bank street last night. A musical and literary program was rendered. ., The members of Company, G, will give a smoker in Turn hall on Jeffer son street next Thursday evening. The Company A boys will be "the guests of the evening. v . . " . ' Several prominent members of the Knights of Pythias left for Meriden this afternoon to attend the reception to be tendered to Major-General James R. Carnahan at that place to-nighL There will be a meting of Barcelona council, K. of C, held in Knights of Coltimbus 'hall on Sunday afternoon at 4 p. m. Hereafter the council will meet on the first Tuesday aud Third Sunday of each month. The first annual dance and sociable of the Pastime Athletic club will be held in Leavenworth hall this even ing. From the manner in which tick ets have been selling, a large attend ance will be present. George Bartuskie was arrested this afternoon by Detective Cahey, charged with breach of the peace. The man lives in the Brooklyn district and his actions of late have-been so strange that his sanity is Questioned. - The singing of Messrs Bushnell of New Haven and Clark of AVaterbury at the annual banquet of the Water bury Merchants' association last night attracted a good deal of attention, and all who heard them would be pleased to listen to them again. - The seventh annual concert and so ciable of the AYUterbury Letter Car riers' association will be held in City hall to-night and promises to attract a large attendance. Professor Herr will prompt and the American band or chestra will furnish mttsje. Mrs Ellen Delauey, wife of Thomas Delaney, died at 1 o'clock to-day at her residence, 27 AA"all street. Mrs Delaney was one of the oldest residents of AVaterbury. She was of a quiet dis position and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. She leaves beside her husband, three children, Mrs Thomas Grady, Nellie and Thom as Delauey, of this city. Funeral an nouncement later. A party of AVaterburians who have been storm bound on the ocean ar rived safely in New York this morn ing. The party consisted of James W. Hodson, Thomas Fitzmaurice and AVil liam I). Richardson, treasurer of the Hellmann Brewing company. ' They have been sojourning in the Bermuda islands and were returning home when the wind storm that was experienced here a few days ago overtook them and kept them at sea for two days longer than it takes for the usual voyage. . The fire department of the Benedict & Burriham Manufacturing Co gave a dance in Speedwell hall lust night. The grand march of eighty couples was led by Ex-Chief Engineer Loomis aud Mrs Loomis. and Chief Engineer Gastie and Miss iSorthrop. The affair was in charge of the following committees: Reception committee, Ex-Chief Loomis. Chief J. S. P. Castle, Foreman T. Hughes, First Assistant T. J. Morgan and Second Assistant F. Hughes; committee on arrangements, T. Hughes, H. AV. Byars. John Charles, J. Dalley water and H. A'. Bysrs. . The annual sociable and dance of the pupils of tlie AVaterbury Business university was held in. the school rooms last, evening and was a mag nificent success, a large "crowd being present. As in previous years, the hall was tastefully decorated for the oc casion with flags and bunting by the Reid & Hughes concern. The affair was most delightful in every manner and all present appeared to - have passed a pleasant evening. The grand march, in which about fifty couples participated, was led by Principal Post and Assistant " Principal Miss Nellie Reed. Paul J. Ziglatzkl and Miss Anna Maud, youngest daughter of Mrs AV. J. Chapman were married yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, by Dr Parry, at the residence of E. L. Wooster, 81 Chapel street. Miss Gladys AVooster, niece of the bride, was maid of honor. Tlie wedding was a very quiet one, only the immediate relatives and the friends of the bride and groom being present. Gifts, which were valuable and useful, were received from Hart ford, Worcester, orth Adams, AVhite hall, N. Y., Rutland, "t, and also irom friends and relatives in this city. The wedding cake was made by the groom's father. The gift, to the bride from the groom was a diamond ring. The bride wore a white lansdowne gown, trimmed with applique. They will be at home during March at 116 North Main street. . To-day is the third anniversary of the blowing up of the battleship Maine and yet how many is cognizant of the fact? "Remember the Maine" has be come a rather familiar slogan, and yet how many could have to-day read'ily uusmrm tue question, v nen was the battleship Maine destroyed? Perhaps some are desirous of forgetting it on account of the many troubles which have arisen on its account, but this is an unpatriotic way " of looking at it. Few flags are seen floating to-day in eommemorion of the event. No doubt the majority of the People be lieve that the anniversary -of the day on which so many of our gallant sailor boys breathed their last should. be a day not for displaying flags, but for silent mourning. (The flag at the Hall & Upson buiding on East Main street was floating. to the breeze in memory of the Maine to-day and from the many inquiries, "Why is the flag out?" and the invariable answer, "I don't know," que might Judge that they had not remembered the Maine. . , . . STEAMSHIP ARRIVALS. Boston, Feb 15j Arrive: ' Steamer Sachem, from Liverp1, , -. ' THE BACHELOR BILL Presented in the Legislature BjrV't , Representative Standish. , i MOST PAY $100 WHEN OVER 40 ir j. hey Seek to Make Any Matri monial Alliances Representative ' ' Lilley's Congressional ,. Bill Re-. 0 districting the State Will Put Wa terbury In the Fifth District ' tiartiora, eb lo. A sensation was sprung in the house to-dav when Rep- 3 resentative Standish of Hanover pre- sented a bill "On the marriage of bachelors' The presentation of ther ' bill was followed by roars of laughter." ' Mr Freeman of Hartford moved that - it oe referred to the committee on woman Kiiftiov 'ni,. ' 7 .jV iirvT'l Bug' gested that the committee on humane institutions would be better able .1 o handle it. All this was before the bill , had been read, and Representative Chandler asked that the bill be read to the house so that the members might act intelligently. The clerk thereupon arose in his place and read the bill, although the peals of laughter that greeted the reading nearly drowned his voice. The full text of the bill is as follows: "Every bachelor who shall remain unmarried at the age of 40 years shall not thereafter be allowed to enter Into any matrimonial alliance, except on payment to the state of $100." Representative Standish immediate ly moved that it be referred to the committee on public health and safe- . ty. The Law and Order league was given jurisdiction over prize fights by an amendment to its charter. . ."' The famous "Bradley court martial -case- was opened anew and Captain Bradley was allowed his expenses In curred in fighting the case. A bill .aimed at trolley companies would, after January 1, 10Q2, prevent them from transporting freight over highways only that carried by passen gers. . Representative Guilfoile presented bill which asks that all sales of beans, peas, berries and such like tie by dry ' measure. --' - '. - Representative Hubbard of Litch- .. field presented a bill imposing a tine of $200 on users of slot machines. The .opposition to Judge Cable as judge of the New Haven common' , pleas court cropped out afresh to-day-when Representative Donovan pre sented a resolution appointing Hobart L. Hotchkiss of New Haven for the v position. '-' Representative Lilloy of Waterbury presented a bill redisricting the state and making five congressional districts. ? : as follows: - - First district Hartford county,- ex cept Bristol and Southiugton. ' . ' . Second district The towns in Mid- -dlesex county lying west of the Con-, nectieut river, and that portion of the town' of Haddam which is east of said river, and the county of New Haven, except Meriden, Cheshire and "Sey- mour, and those town which are in cluded in the fifth senatorial district.. Third district Tolland, Windham and New London counties, and the six (. - towns of Middlesex county lying east of the Connecticut river. Fourth district Fairfield county. Fifth district Litchfield county and -the towns of Bristol, Southington, Cheshire. Seymour, Meriden and the towns of the fifth senatorial district. Mr Leed of Stafford presented an anti prize fight bill. BRIDE ONLY FOURTEEN. Girl Married With Parents' Consent- Not to Claim Her for' Two Years. Wilkesbarre, Ta, Feb 15. A 14-3-ear-old girl was married yesterday to a 27-year-old man, and he signed a con tract agreeing to let her live with her parents until she is 10. which will be , on Christmas day. 1903. The bride was Mary Jane Reaker of Plymouth, township and the bridegroom Nicholas Burkhart, a prosperous young butcher of this city. Thj-jiiet-'last summer and fell in love with each other. Since then thev have often met and it was his love for the girl that induced : the parents to allow the marriage, al though thev stipulated that he should not claim lier for,two years. The girt looks hardly more than 12. NANTUCKET ISOLATED.' So Aressels Can Reach , the Island Owing to Weather Conditions. Nantucket, Mass, Feb 15. For . six rlnvs ii AW this nort has been shut off telegraph, and the inhabitants are lonl . ., . . . x lllfr I III' lilt ?,llll. IIL . , I learn what is going on eisewneie. mc vy ... . 1 . rr-1. X. farmers are oongeu to ouiciier iuui-u of their livestock to supply the demand 1 for fresh meat. The supply of kero sene is running short.! FORFEIT MONEY. Part of It Paid Back to Manages . ' Brady To-day. r Cincinnati, Feb 15. A partial pay ment, presumably of the forfeit mon- -c. ey, was made by the Saengerfest asso elation to Manager Brady this morn- r Ing. This ia taken to mean that the contest has been declared, off in this city. . ,. v , -;. .. , WILL REVISE. CONSTITUTION. Concord, N. II., Feb 13. The New . Hampshire senate and house of repre-, sentatives met in joint convention jre. v.. terday, and canvassed the votes casti Jfe,' last November on the question of catt- -. Ing a convention to revise thevStateV'T? constitution. It was' found that, pt ' tUp 13,84(i votes cast upon this nWy tion, 10,565 were in favor of a eonvw tion, and the speaker thereupon. clared . .the convention called. , , Tt house judiciary committee Will Tepoi next week a bill providing for Ti'r choice of delegates to tbe vowttP" " ' by the cities and towns i March,-! ami fsr the li!dlngt 5t rzt ia. SecteMber ef t'xt t - v.