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WATER BURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, AUGUST & 1002: .3 . The Curran y - -, .if- Dry Goods Co. SaturHay is Always a Day of Attractions in the Furnish , ings Line. . A full review of furnishings for Men and Women is made in this column weekly, all the newest styles being repre sented at the most reliable prices, 1 r J CORSETS. " ' At 39c Summer Corsets In fine batiste and Betting, short and medium lengths, Saturday V 39c At 75c W. B., It. & G., P. N. and : F. lO Corsets, assorted lengths, . all sizes, ' ' : At $1 New "Habit Hip" Corsets, a . ', perfect fitting Corset for medium' and stout figures, Saturday $1.00 At $1.50 La Grecque Lattice Cor- sets and X B., La Sprite, made of fine batiste, Saturday. ',4, $1.50 ; V MUSLIN UNDERWEAR. ) Nainsook '4 Marguerites, trimmed .-v. ; with seven rows of . Point de . Paris lace and ribbon, Saturday 50c At 25c Umbrella Drawers, several , 'rows of hemstitched tucks, Sat- : urday . , .' 25c Women's extra size Night Gowns, solid tucked yoke, Hamburg ' trimmed, . Saturday : 7,5a Women's short white Underskirts, , cambric hemstitched ruffle, Sat- : urday , - 25c i MEN'S FURNISHINGS. v ANOTHER GREAT SALE OF MEN'S NEGLIGEE SHIRTS ; Men's Bedford ' Cord Negligee ',' Shirts ia a variety of new and - select line of fancy stripes, also ', men's cheviot Negligee Shirts C; with attached collars, all sizes, ' ' regular value 49c, special for Sat urday , ; . r . . w 3Gc Men's ; woven Madras . Negligee flirts With separate puffs; Men's v bite Madras Negligees, some . are plaited; Men's tan Negligees ' with, attached - cuff s, the leading patterns, regular 75c values, for Saturday ; 49c Men's fine Madras Negligees, all plaited fronts, separate cuffs, all ' our regular $1 and $1.25 values, , : for Saturday '.;-; v . - ; , S3c Men's fine muslin and cambric -Night Shirts. with vcollars or low neck, sizes 13 to 18, regular 50c . Values, for Saturday i 35c Men's light weight 'summer Sus penders, the Bea'con, our regular 25c quality, for Saturday 19c HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR. Ladles' low neck, sleeveless Vests, - 1 regular price 12e, ; for Satur- day 10c, 3 for . - ; , 25c Ladies lace trimmed Vests' value 17c. for Saturday ; : , ' 12c Lightblue silk Vests, slightly faded, - - value 50c, for Saturday , 15c Ladies' extra size black Hose, reg ular price 19c, for Saturday 12 c Ladles' fast black Hose, plain or dropsriteh, regular price 19c, for Saturday ..' 12e Ladie3 plain lisle thread or gauze -cotton, fast black Hose, -value ' 37J.c for Saturday 25c LADIES' BLACK PETTICOATS. Black sateen Petticoats, regular . price 98c, for Saturday 75c Black sateen Petticoats, ruffled or pleated trimming, value $1.25, for Saturday ; 9Sc $3.50 PARASOLS FOR $1.98 ..;. Choice of all our Parasols that sold . from $2.50 to $3.50, for Satur-' day $1.93 LADIES' HANDKERCHIEFS. Ladies' colored border Handker chiefs,, value 8c, for Saturday r , 5c. 6 for 25o i.aaies' an imen Hemstitched Hand- . fcerchiefs.regular price 8c, for Saturday . ,: : . ' 5c Ladies embroidered hemstitched and scalloped edge Handkerchiefs, regular price 17c each, for Satuj-' ay ' i . " I2c LADIES' NECKWEAR AND VEIL ING. Chiffon or silk Boas, air white, val nes $1.75 to $3.25, choice for Sat urday ' ; , $1.48 v asn ,'iies, an shapes and' colors, - prices were 39c and 50c, for Sat-' urday ; . .. . , 25c Mull Ties, embroidered and hein stitched ends, values 39c and 50c, ror Saturday 25c iiaue up Veils, yards - long, white dots on solid grounds, vaiue cue, for Saturday , 39c LADIES HOSE SUPPORTERS FOR SATURDAY. Side Elastics, all colors, regular price e pair, for Saturday 15c fciae iiastics, fancy elastic, trim'd with silk bow, value 38c, for Sat urday ..; . . 25c CHATELAINE BAGS FOR SATUR " x DAY. :- ' " Seal leather Chatelaine Bags with ; metal frame, value 75c, for Sat urday - . 50c Beaded Chatelaine Bags,would be good value at $1.25. for Satur day .. 9Sc GIRLS', MISSES AND WOMEN'S BATHING SUITS. Ladies' Bathing Suits, made 'of brll liantine, In black and navy, with larges collars, trimmed . with. v white braid, sizes 32 to 46, price $4.50, for $2.93 Ladies' Bathing Suits, made of fine Sicilian, la black and navy, sail or collar, shield, belt and skirt J braid trimmed, price $5. for $3.50 Girls' Bathing Suits, 4 to 10 years' sizes, in blue, brilliantine, shield front and sailor collar, prettily trimmed, price $4, for , $2.89 Sheer white Jawn Waists, some daintily trimmed with embroidery and tucking others with Val lace. Drice $1.38. for 9Sc Fine sheer lawn Waists, open back and front, elaborately trimmed with lace and embroidery, price $3.25. for ' $1X9 Ladles' crash and duck Skirts, deep hem around the bottom, price Sc. for 39c Toadies' percale Wrappers trimmed with braid, fitted waist lining, flounce iklrt, price i8c. for C7c AAAAAjfcAA Jf. A JL . .1. J. J, A J,A.'..',.'.AA.,'.J.AJ..'J.AJ,J..'.AAAAA4iJnllA MEN'S WORKING SHOES Just received, a lot. of Men's Working Shoes, . ' These we intend selling at Best valuer ver offered. Lucy 8c Fitzgerald. 88 BANK STREET (Near Center Street.) ; Shoe Histributors , A. - P. COWLES. Fqr Unapproaqhable Values in, . Xrltrirried Heitm. for sidles, Misses and Children you will do: well to visit our store berore parting withyour money ; elsewhere. Dollars for .5(1 cents is the going price with us. ; ' ) ' ' K ', ' "" Tf dispose of our summer stock and make room for fall goods is the cause of all this 50 cents on the dollar busi ness. ; ,c;i r f A f :,'!4 h i : Will you join the throng c- stay out and, see what you lost when admiring the pretty hats you see on the street, bought at Cowles's for 50c on the dol- ar?' w-. . ... y :- 1 CHILDREN'S DRESSES. Children's gingham Dresses !ia s ' stripes and checks, all sizes from 2 to 14 years, $1.49 quality, at 9Sc Children's Percale Dresses In light, and dark colors, nicely trimmed, in all sizes, $1 quaiitj', at . ' 75c Children's percale : and' gingham Dresses in plain colors, also stripes and checks, 50c quality, at , 1 : 4 4-4 V: v., , ; ,25c AU our 25c Dresses will be closed out at 19c K Dougherty, ' - South Main St., REMOVAL. Or Ryder t Now permanently located at f 41 Bank street, over Pollak's art store. For inerly .151 Bank street. In tha Faca of High Prices For almost everything, we will paint your house ana paint it , well for a price that you will admit Is as low as firskclass workmanship and materials will permit. Let us estimate. What ever is stylish In Paper Hangings or decorative fabrics you will and here at most reasonable prices., , , - WaterturV; ' Decorating Co. : ' 241 NORTH MAIii &1 Jji ' A GOOD HORSE attached to an up-to-date carriage, and vour wife, who needs an muting, beside you, will make you feel good and may save doctor's bills. If not married take somebody's daugnter whom you know you' would like for a wife. Go to 4 LOUCKS' STABLES, 48 SPRING STREET ' i ' ;. 'PHONE 603-1 Vacation Shoes for Children, Children's -Patent Kid Top button and lace,' sizes 5 to 8,49c; the same 8 1-2 to 1 1, 59c; 12 to 2, 69c. ( , . White and "Pearl Duck leather sole Slippers and Oxfords r sizes 8 1-2 to 11, 69c; 12 to 5 1-2, 7 jc at .. ' ' " . 4'"44 '': V 4 '"' ',"""'.:' ' iv 4- . 4'-;'.' '"..'.';.''- J,4' . . ,.,',:'.';';'',.,1.V Holczer's Standard Shoe House 109 SOUTH MAIN STREET, . OPPOSITE GR-ND STREET. 0: I White Iron Beds, brass trimmed, woven wire spring and Leather Seat o s Balance of Refrigerators cut 30 per cent. 3 BENSON FURNITURE CO; : :; ..; - .. t 44;" 4 . ' y TWO ENTRANCES. FROM STRET TO STREET. 188,190 South Main St. 38-Q Grand St. Cash or Credit i u & 'A S 8 i T it : POTATOES, Fi BUSHEL 85c. Flour, per sacs' .............. 55c Granulated Sugar,; 20 lbs for ... . $1.00 Extra White "C" Sugar, 21 lbs for -$1.00 4-lb package Gold Dut . . . . . 18c . - i--: :'4:- 4-4 !, , Mocha and Java regular ........ SOc Coffee for Saturday 25c, with 'cup and 4 4 saucer. " ', GfeateVCY ,:';' 'ISO J 1ST MAIIj, STREET. ."Telephone 123-12. , , ' GlamCluii'i Try a Quart of Jimmie's famous Chovyder, we have it every Friday. , ' 20c Qt. WooMPGro'cery ; Co. Coo) hoj4se,?p rom pttf , meals, light work. RANGES, $12, COOKERSf $8 Connected Free. TlW United Gas Improyement Co. soft top mattress, Dining Chairs, Grocery Co ; Comfortable '. i Sfirronadings 'Wnr where there a f ST jjr i.so. & jfi Miss Anna Brindley of New uaven is the guest -of Miss Nellie Devlne of Bank ; street. ' '';' ; ' .-: , ; '. Miss Mary McGowan of Green street has returned from a two weeks' vacation at Newport. Mr and Mrs Thomas Connerty and children of New York are the guests of Mr and Mrs Temple of South Leon ard street. Mr and Mrs Peter Meehan re turned last night from their wedding tour. They are living on South Leon ard street.'; -4 - - y:':'i' - '-VrY-: Mrs Edward Maroney and children, Mamie and Marguerite, of New York, are visiting Mr and Mrs Michael Ma roney of North Riverside street v ; - The funeral: of Anthony Pucetas, the little boy wh6 died on Wednesday night at the hospital from Injuries re ceived three or four hours before by being struck- by a train, took place this morning at T. o'clock from the home of the boy's parents. Mr and Mrs Michael Pucetas, 110 Railroad street. Services were held at' St Joseph's church at 7;30. ; Interment was in Calvary cemetery. In all probabili ty suit will be 1 instituted against the , railroad company by the parents of the child. It is said that they have en gaged ' Attorneys Russell and Hender son to bring suit for several thousands of dollars. 4 Negligence upon the part of the railroad officials is alleged be cause they didn't keep the board fence near the track in proper shape, but al lowed boards to ' be pulled off and holes made In the fence through which small boys could get through and play around the cars. . ) Miss Nora Mahaney of Bank street returned ' yesterday from New Haven,' where she had been Visiting friends. Miss Mahaney speaks interestingly of the strike of the motormeij and con ductors In, New ; Haven. 4, She says that the entire population of the city is in sympathy with the strikers and that all desire that the strikers shaH win out Wednesday night the streets of New, Haten were lined? with people, but the crowd was most orderly. The strikers are doing, everything-in their power to preserve peace and go among the crowds and urge their menus to refrain from all acts of violence. May or Studley Is the mau of the hour in New Haven and' , his popularity, has been considerably ; Increased , by . the stand taken by him' during the striKe. Miss Mahaney said it was amtising to see some persons who had not walked to work In years, walking' to. their places of employment on , Wednesday morning during the downpour of rain. They did it cheerfully, however. ..The favorite expression of greeting now is not "How do you do?" or -now are ypu?" but "Are you .walking?" AH manner of conveyapces are being used to convey, people to, the shore resorts. The merchants are suffering heavy losses on account of the strike and-j would like to see itsettled soon. ' CHILLS 'MID FEVER ; WhiHi would you rather have: the COc which our malaria cure costs or malaria itself? Which is cheaper? FitzpatricK s pnarmacy, mast juaia auu Wall streets. 4 .-- WE . H 'AyE . ' y it-. A VERY ' GOOD PAINT FOR- . Barns, Roofs, Fences, Etc., FOR Cents A Gallon. The Ziglatzki-Marks Co 49 Center St Women who can wear shoes sizes 2 ' to 4 come during OUR CLEAR ANCE SALE they can buy $2.50 AND $3.00 SHOES AT $1.48. They're in button and lace, all styles, in above sizes only. They're certainly a big bargain. Men's $3.50 Warranted Pat ent Oxfords now ..... $2.48 Men's. $3.00 Kanearoo and Velour Calf Shoes, hand sewed, now $1.98 Women's 1.00 and $1.50, Op era Slippers, 2 , - to 4, now 40c Men's Fancy Hosiery now, ' 2 pairs for 25c J. 6. Jackie & Sons, 73-75 Bant Street. 85 if Those 1 JUDGE PEASLEY'S, HOUR ; Cora Van Wagner Seixt Down the Road , " for Three Months. . In the city court to-day Judge Peas ley, sentenced Cora Van Wagner 'to three months in jail for taking without leave a team belonging to Miss Jessie A.4 Drigga, daughter of the Rev Mr Drlggs of Middlebury. Mrs Van Wag ner pleaded guilty and Miss Driggs tetsilied that joii Wednesday afternoon she tied the team to a post on the green and when she returned in half an hour with . her sister the team was gone. The story of the accused's arrest was told in the Democrat yesterday. The sentence of three months did not seem to phase the woman at all. She smiled when ehe heard it pronounced. Prose cutor Durant said she was unique in being the worst of her class in the city;. A complaint against Oliver Blans fleld for breach, of the peace Intoxica tion .and resistance was continued to Monday out of regard to his family, said the prosecutor, and In order to give his father, who is out of town, an opportunity to return in time to pay hi fine. He was .released .under' a bond of $200. This wis all the busi ness -of the session. TJP TO "UNCLE" HORACE. A Complaint About His Thunderstorm , That Didn't Come.' ; - Horace Johnson's big thunderstorm did not come as predicted on Monday afternoon and this fact is causing some talk, and considerable surprise among those who paste his predictions in their hats, says the. Hartford Post. It was to have been a loud, long and lusty out break, with a vigorous downpour and unusual lightning ' ' embellishments. Here Is what one disappointed citizen contribute on the matter: 4 VI read mit your paber aboud dose dunderandbjitzen what Horace Johnson predictioned would alretty to dese blazes gekommen Monday, Alretty yet J near hot dose thunders und my wife .she to me say; 'Gus! dot man ist not , der , predictioncr or dose weathers no more yet. You see, my wife md myself on this day hat on an excursion to go alretty. She in her paber hat der thunder-von Horace Johnson red trod she say: 'Gus! der weatherings of Mon day Is der dunder und der blitzen fire works und. I. guess ier ejccurslonjng business ,we take. btvl vS s-ve atOpe' alretty stay undder sun der blindin of der eyes comes' out full of.dis bright ness. My wife'wh,en she see po dr ralnlngs und der dnnderis alretty lhad und sue say Horace Johnson Is noiinore yet the predlctioner of what yon call rder stormness of der weather, 4 What der matter is Dyfnim yet, ny gouyi i like not dose thing und I speak my mind out of ." 'I ;'"U :4 -i. Tho v lifflpson-Sslljw ; 'Tuniliro-- Co, AT THE AUDITORIUM. FINE DINING TABLES Be soreiand see the nice lot of jDining Tables' that reu towfoo; stem HJhe beautiful wood . used In these1 tables to gether with the superior finish and con struction wUf make them much sought after. -20 styles from - . $7.50 to $35.00 SUPERB DESIGNS ' IN ' SIDE' BOARDS Tfu hxninnmpi sideboards made la America are now ready for buyers to choose from. Cannot say anything too nice lot them. -i 20 styles. I ! n Priccs: $J5.00'to $75.00 Roll Top Desks Close Out Prices Will gle you a bar gain whle the stock , lasts. Lowest priced 1 desks in Vaterbury. v iiTllCm Hatapson-Sellew Fnraitare Co AT jACQUES, AUDITORIUM UJITIL.HOV. l Then 1 16-120 Bank St. You Are 7i the Nick of Time If you need Low Shoes now, for we have cut the prices on ours to clear them all out. Why ypu can get Women's $l. 50 Oxfords, nice ones, . V Women's $2.00 Dandy Ox- fords, JI51.-4S Women's $2.50 and $3 Lace or Button Shoe, l.69 Boys' and Men's Tennis Ox- ; fords, white and black, All 25c Shoe Blacking. I9c We warrant our Men's and Women's Patent Leather Shoes MM -ft-niDLET CO., $-2 Bank Street, : an u i v 1 r INVESTIGATING THE FIRE. Witnesses Tell Their Stories Hearing Adjourned To-day Indefinitely, . The investigation 'into' the ca'usen of the fire on Lafayette street some timo ago, which, was , begun yesterday by; fetate Fire Marshal ltusiing,ig closed for the present. Looking over the situa tion as it was shown by the large num ber of witnesses examined bvxth v" shal with the aid of Detective Dortds.' there does not appear to be any case against the party said to be . guspeciea of having caused the tin. At press nour yesterday the, witness In the chair was Phillip P, Carroll. HIssevidence was not of much account, It being for the most parthearsay and deductions from It. The next witness was a Mrs Eourke, who, seemed Inclined to tell all she knew, but had some difficulty In mak ing her questioners understand her, she desired to be so explicit. She sub stantially said that a few minutes be fore the fire she saw a man pass along the street near the house which was set on fire, and a minute later she saw a match struck, ,and very soon after the fire alarm was rung. ( She could not say who the man was that she saw on the sidewalk, nor had she any idea wno ne was. She ran down the stairs to give the alarm but when she got to the street the man was gone. . John Croninof 28 Lafayette street, said the last sounds of the fire alarm .were dying away when hd awoke. He heard there were hard feelings be tween some women in the building In got to the fireetaolnffiFana etaoinshr1 question. . Patrick t 0'J?ourke , said that when he got to the fire Mr Mee han and Mr Hickey; were putting it The next.witness was Mrs Cather ine Brazel of 22 Lafayette street. She, was examined more minutely than any or the other witnesses. ' She testified that she was born and raised in the Brooklyn district and.has lived in the city all her. life.. Her husband Is i era-, nloyed . on the Naugatuck railroad and nas 1 been" for fifteen 'years. ', Coming down to the fire she said that she heard there were two fires. The first time her attention was arrested by , cries of jnrer rtrtvevr ana the customary noises that attend. such an alarm. The excitement was over in a short time. She! was - preparing to retire , for the night j when .she., heard the alarm and when,, tlie' excrement . died away she returned to iler room,' But In a very shortj tlfae the crlei .were repeated and jijfain sue wen? to tne rront or her i house and saw the street filled with 'j?eople "and," everybody was ex- vueu.. , j.ue, nrsi . ume sne tnougnt a fight Was going on and she went down to her yard and saw no signs of fire. fehe saw Mr Lynch , and asked . him what, the excitement wasabout and he said he did not know. .She asked if there; was a fire and he said there was not. Then she went back to her room. wnen the second alai-ra was made she saw, Mrs Hayes, and she told her there was a fire "up stairs" but did not say where. Mrs Brazel could , not say if Mrs Hayes had referred to any partic ular building but Witness said ! she knew herself there was . fire in Bag ley's. She knew this because she had beard ; it said that there was wood found there. .Later she added to this point saying, that she heard there was paper and powder found there. At this point the marshal seemed to ,be surprised wjiy, the witness did not, eyaence more 4 curiosity. about . the placej'Wh're' the fire was: ' lie seemed to think It strange that a neighbor. would betray no more Interest in an alarm of fire than witness 'said Rhe did. "I don't know anything but the truth" she said, "and, that Is all you'll get from me." Resuming In response to the marshal's questions, she said that after the first alarm her husband told her that paper, wood and powder were round where tile fire was. Some one told her there was stuff put there to start a fire. Her husband wentv down to the street but she did not, because she, was not sufficiently dress ed. .He did not, say if he-had been to the building) where the fire was, and she ; did know of any reason why he Should go there. She was. on good terms with all the neighbors except ing Mrs. Beardsley, who Is Mrs. McDonough's sister. Then she told the Ireason. : " She said that a relative to? Mra.wLvTifli And n relative nf Arrs. Bea j'dsley were "corresponding" and that tne letters got Into Mrs Beards sley's "hands, : Mrs. Beardsley did not llkei the situation and then followed a long story which gradually shifted In to- another affair and before the end was reached half a dozen matters were Introduced in the narrative that had nothing to do at all with the mat ter in question. .: r She concluded her testimony thus: "There was some warm arguments' be tween me and Mrs Beardsley, but noth ing serious. There was no hard feel ings, at least none that I knowfof.' I was born and, raised in Brooklyn and everybody knows me. I never hurt or harmed anybody in all my life, , , If Yerytomg inaginable In the Wall Paper Line willbe found in our store: Remember that we furnish the paper, the men and the paste and attend to the whole business. ' ' ' Our prices are low and our men are Skillful and rapid workers, and we .guarantee satisfaction THE , 4.' '. ," : -;- ":r " 4. ; x ' , ; , A E Taylor Co, " ; ', f ' ' . , ''-' ' .',.!,,. '' '. 1 i". ' ' V '' ' "", -43 CENTER STREET Over Adams Express JJfflca. Mrs Beardsley or ifrs McDonougy were hurt or harmed I would be one of the first to helo them. I 'have brought up my little girl and I "have something to. live, for. My .husband did not take out mly girl that day, nor has she a plaid dress, no , sir. He went out about six o'clock to 'get his pay, and excepting that time he was In the house all day. lie was back before T o'clock'. Yes, it is so that I have talk ed with Mrs Bagley since the fire.; It was in the papers that she had but one 2 enemy.' ' She told me that She did not believe that I set the fire and I told her we were not the first women to, have Avoids. , I said to her that they bad me in the papers as her only enemy and she said she knew I did not do it." She was then excused for the present, v James Shannahan of , Railroad Hill street, was. the next witness. - But he , knew absolutely nothing about the mat ter and he was excused. after a few, questions which be answered in a way that showed he had sooken the truth. It was then ascertained that 'an im portant witness, Patrick Ryan, was not present, and that it would be Impossi-, ble to continue the hearing - without him. It was thought advisable to ad journ, but second thoughts suggested a search for the man. . Detective Dodds constituted himself a scout for the , party and after a diligent , search around Drayer avehue'Ryan was found. Ryan was expected to continue the story, where Mrs Brazel stopped. It . was, supposed he knew who .was the man she saw strike a match In the Im mediate vicinity of the scene of the fire just before the first , alarm was sounded; But expectations were not realized. 'Ryan was a failure and dis-.. appointment ag an an important wit ness. He did not seem to appreciate1 his vfuiie. He was expected- to tell that he went to the house where the . fire happened, and finding the door locked he went to the house opposite and threw himself on a lounge on the front veranda'and' had a good snoozo ror, a time.. He -was- not expected to tell how long he had been snoozing when he was aroused by that singular feeling which seemed to permeate his entire body when . he found "himself fully awake, and which, lg very often told of in dime novels. Ryan dwelt only on the border of this evidence. It was thought he would be able to reveal , the identity of the . man whom ) Mrs Brazel had seen striking the match a short , time before, the first alarm was sent In, but it developed that he knew nothing of such a person. It was true that he could not get Into the house where the fire occurred and that , he then went to the house opposite and threw blmself on a lounge on the front piazza and slept there a while; but that was all that could.be gotten out of him. ne did not recall speaking to two men directly before he soueht to get Into the house where the fire , was, nor. In. fact.- did he remember seeing anv men at all nt that time. He did recall see ing Officer Noonnn-before the flrist fire, but he thought it was on Washington" avenue or Railroad nill ;v street the meeting liapoened: but in this he was m lsta ken. In short, Ryan wa s a dl s mal failure as an Important witness, and the bearing was continued Indefi nitely There are a few more Impor tant witnesses to be heard. : 4 ,. , PREVENTING IAIL.; Tobacco Growers in This Section Might; . . Learn Something from Austria. . , . Hartford, Aug 8. One of the Worst foes the Connecticut ' f alley tobacco grower have to encounter Is the hail storm, which cornea along almoat. un awares and riddles the crop, making it useless. Just now In Graz, the capital of Styria, In Austria, there is an inter national conference on 'hail flring," which is the firing of cannon, to pre- "Hail firing" Is based on the Idea that the formation of hailstones can only take place when the air Is per fectly still, and that consequently the bigher strata of air have only to be brought Jnto movement artificially. The originator of " the idea is Herr Al be'rt Stlger, burgomaster of Windlsch Feistritz, Jn Styria,' who during a suc cession of years suffered greatly from the devastation of his vineyards by hail until he conceived the notion and, carried it Into practice with undeniable success. ' He' employed small mortars, on the, muzzle of which funnels were fixed In such a way, that on the charge ' of powder being fired a body of air was shot out to a great height and so dis turbed the stillness of the upper regions of the atmosphere. The firing is begun as soon aa a thunderstorm approaches, and much depends upon . promptitude. One apparatus Is not sufficient, but a number distributed' over-the country-' side' have to be employed. There are now many thousand sueb cannon in use In ' Austrla-nungary, Italy and other countries, but opinions about the efficiency of the method still remain dl vlded,' Some are strongly in Its favor and contend that It is cheaper to spend money on mortars and powder than to insurer.ftgalnst hail; others complain of ; failures, while others, again, declare that the neighbors of those who fight hail storms in thig manner are visited v , hailstorms . of exceptional violence. rne omecr or tne present conrerence, "t which experts are present from 'Aus tria-Hungary., Italy, Germany, Russia find Servla. is to arrive at positive decision from data at its disposal. Dur ing the conference the members will nay visits to the olace of the origin of "hall-firing" at Wlndlsch-Feistrlz. and to a faetqr.v at St Katharen at which" the apparatus Is manufactured. THEY " WERE BOYCOTTED. Several Men Who Refused to Stand -By , Nw naven Strikers. New Haven, Aug 8. -Some of the motormen and conductors who failed to have sufficient nerve to strike and stood by the company yesterday after noon and evening, had some sad ex pertences at the hands of the public. Lawrence II. Palmer, a motorman who lives at 153 Poplar street, was ordered to, vacate his tenement by his landlord, Charles Stoddard. Palmer, staid by the company and his landlord was much opposed to such action. Patrick F. Qulnn. a motorman and brother of Car Starter Qulnn, and who would not strike, makine the plea of his family's need, was refused a drink in Kinney's Grand avenue saloon. Only union trolley employes are al lowed to drlng at Klnnev's. Edwin B. Beckwith. a conductor, of GO Atwater street, who staid by the company, also had his troubles. Jle was refvisd a shave at a shop in Grand avenue near the car .barns, and found the sentiment against him in many places. ; ,',,,' ; 4'-.'-,"'.--4.11 : ' ' . t ' o The Waterbury Ice Corporation has a' few single and double wagons that; can be bought at a low price.