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YOL. XV. NO 22 8 WATERBURY. CONN, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 17, 1902. Will Head the Republican Ticket in November State Election. LILLEY ; K0M1NATED FOR Judge Cleaveland of New Haven Made a Hot and Earnest Fight Against Chamberlain, but the Machine Was too Much for Him William A. King for Attorney General and William E. Seeley for Comptroller Had to Fight to Get Tjhere Roberts, Vinal and Gallup, Went in Easily by Ac clamation George L. Lilley of This City Received 381 Votes for Congressman-at-Large to 97 for E. C.HFrisbie . of Hartford. Tne Auditorium, Hartford, Sept., n. The republicans of Caonnecticut as sembleu. in state convention here to day to nominate candidates for the nlatform nnon which the party shall stand during the campaign of 1Su2, and to consider propositions to revise tne system of representation in the state convention, ' a platform, was duly, adopted and the question of representation was duly discussed. The action of the conven tion was not confirmed to issues local to. Connecticut,, however. Matters of na tional importance were toucnea. en dorsing the administration of Connecti cut's present governor, George P. Mc Lean the convention reached out be yond the state and endorsed enthusias tically the national administration of Theodore Roosevelt and announced the party's belief In the propriety of a presidential nomination for President Roosevelt In 1904. In the matter of an dorsement also the convention took ac tion somewhat unusual but the dele- t It r'" , . " -J" , - 4 i . j r in i Tr i' ilii " - - GEORGE L. LILLEY. unusual when they specifically en dorsed the election by the coming gen eral assembly of United States Senator Orville M. Piatt to succeed himself in the national senate " where he distin guished son of the state has served for twenty four years. The session of to-day was the big one of the convention which assembled last night, to organize temporarily; The work of the . preliminary session was negotiated with, dispatch somewhat uncommon In the recent history of sim ilar conventions. : There were no con- tesxea delegations; no intrusion into tne preliminary deli Derations of acrim onious debate; and almost no heat In the discussions of the several com mittees whose members' met at the close of the evening session. But-the Incipient-stages of the convention were not without their contests between can didates for nomination. Nothing came to the surface during the convention session last evening to indicate that Abiram Chamberlain, of Meriden, the state organizations' candidate for gov ernor, and Judee Livingston Cleave 'land, of New Haven, " were both after the same honor. Earnest effort, how. ever, was put forward at the hotel headquarters in behalf of each of the gentlemen. The friends of, Attorney General Charles Phelps of Ver non, also had their troubles to get the opposition. of William A. King of Windham. And the new office v of congressman-at-large gave George L. Lilley of Waterbury all the excitement he wished In the shape of the opposition candidacy of E. C. Frls ble of Hartford,. with the possibility of ocluc-ul w iuc uiittv. iiu-rst? VHX1- - ety. The other places on the state ticket, apparently, were long ago conceded as settled. There was Just a question as to the efforts of General Phelps Mont gomery of New Haven to displace on the ticket W. E. Seeley of Bridgeport, the organisation candidate for, comp troller, out in the language or one lead- er, general jxunigouiery s supporters were not '.'perniciously active." , . The gubernatorial situation occa sioned the greatest interest early in the day. The friends of the Meriden candidate seemed to take the position that it was all over but the shouting, but the supporters of New Haven's probate judge not only kept at it until an unusually late hour, but were for midably early In renewed activity this morning. The delegates were as a rule late in rising, but by 850 the hotel corridors began to bustle and half an hour later the scenes of yesterday afternoon and last night were duplicated. - The first official event of the day was the meeting at 9:30 of the commit tee on resolutions and at this meeting the committee considered a formal draft of the platform, tentatively adopt ed by the committee last night. -' When the convention hall doors .were opened agents of literary bureaus rushed in and distributed reams of literature.. The bulk of the great vol ume of this sort of argument was dis tributed by agents of Judge Cleave CONGRESSMAN AT LARGE , '. - land. In the seat of every delegate there were three pieces of Cleaveland literature, a petition signed by ninety citizens of New Haven criticising the New Haven delegates for refusAg to support Cleaveland and . urging his nomination, a document quoting Don ald T. Warner of Salisbury and George Austin , Bowen of Woodstock in favor of Cleaveland, and a full report of a speech delivered by Professor F. K. Sanders of Yale, university at a ban quet given by Judge Cleaveland's friends in August In each seat also was placed a. copy of a Hartford morn ing paper with an editorial favoring the re-nomination of Attorney General Phelps blue pencilled. Some Cleaveland enthusiasts also placed on the platform a large flag draped picture of the New Haven can didate, a : companion piece to the pic ture of President Roosevelt " The Chamberlain men were much ; angered at the temerity of his rival's support ers. . . : :.. Cleaveland ballots by the thousand were also distributed. Later every delegate's chair was adorned, by a small picture of Judge Cleaveland.; The auditorium filled rapidly be tween 9:30 and 10 o'clock during which period the 24 senatorial district cau cuses were held to name the new mem bers of . the state central committer It was ten minutes after 10 o'clock tue appointed hour, when Senator Piatt the chairman, called the convention to order. Almost no vacant seats were noticed among those reserved, for the delegates. The reading of the roll call was dispensed with. The process of completing permanent organization as a short one. Senator Piatt ' was made permanent chairman and 24 'Vice-presidents! were chosen The other, i&eers were - those chosen by the committee dh permanent organization last night. This done the convention proceeded like a flash to the all important business of the day that involving the nomina tion of a state ticket. Some one made a motion that the convention now pro ceed to the nomination of a state ticket The motion went through like a whirl wind and a moment later at 10:19 Hon. H. Wales Lines, of Meriden, was on his feet to nominate for governor, Abiram Chamberlain of Meriden. The mention of the name of Mr Chamberlain in the speakers' peroration was the - signal for tremendous and long continued ap plause. ; Before the cheering died away Wal ter H. Perry, of. Oxford, walked down the aisle in the center of the auditori um, to the platform and being recog nized by the chairman mounted the stage to present the name of -Livingston W. Cleaveland, of New: Haven, ,as a candidate for governor. Mr Perry, is a young man of forceful presence,- resonant: -voice and easy carriage He held his bearers -closely and made his speech in an: impressive manner.. The mention of Mr Cleaveland's name was the occasion for another period of applause. Before the cheer ing had died away George M. Clark of Haddam, of constitutional convention notoriety, took the floor and brought down the house when he said: "Mr president I rise to second the nomina tion of Abiram " the ' speaker paused . to recall the surname of his favorite. A laugh started and in the midst of It Mr Clark shouted "I want Abiram and we are going to git him.? The nomination of Mr Chamberlain was formally seconded by Henry H. Cleveland, of Brooklyn. The ballot for the head of the ticket resulted in Abiram Chamberlain of Meriden securing 343, and for Livings ton Cleaveland 158 ballots were cast! For Lieutenant Governor Henry Roberts of Hartford was nominated by acelamatian. For secretary of state Charles G. R. Vinal of Middletown was nominated by acclamation. For treasurer Henry H. Gallup of Noywich was . nominated by acclama tion. - For the position of comptroller there was a spirited contest between Pharos Montgomery of New Haven and Wil liam B. Seely of Bridgeport - The lat ter won and was nominated by ac clamation. . . For. attorney general there was a hot fight on, between William A. King of Windham and Charles Phelns of Vernon. A ballot was ordered and King won-getting 324, while Phelps received 1C6. ... - For congressman-at-large a ballot was taken which resulted as . follows: George L. Lilley of Waterbury, 381; Edward C. Frisbie of Hartford, 97. Following is the platform: We .heartily approve and applaud President Roosevelt's vigilant care of the country's interests, domestic and foreign. We share his pride in the magnili3ei2t work of the American soldiers and sailors, and the American administrators in the country's new dependencies, and his resentment against their , unpatriotic traducers, and we favor his nomination for the presidency by the republican national convention of . 1904. We believe with Lincoln, Garfield, Blaine, McKInley and Roosevelt in a protective tariff that wisely fosters American Industries and safeguards American wages. We oppose a gen eral revision of the tariff at this time as both inopportune and unnecessary, If, In any schedule, import duties are found that have been notoriously per verted from their true purpose to the Inordinate 'enrichment of corporations monopolistic in fact or in tendency, we look to d republican congress to ap ply, in its wisdom, the needed correc tive without impairing the principle of protection. - . ;--;'-;- "'. We believe, with William "McKInley and Theodore Roosevelt in the policy of trade reciprocity as the natural sup plement of tariff protection, and the key with which to unlock the world's markets for the surplus products of American fields and American mills. Especially we commend the presi dent's efforts to perform a plain duty ana obtain for this country a lucrative commerce by arranging a judicious reciprocity treaty with Cuba. And we also commend and thank the chair man of the committee on: relations with Cuba, our honored and beloved senator, O. H. Piatt for his earnest support of the president In these ef forts.1 . y . : We take pride as a state In thepo sition taken in national affairs by our delegation in Washington, and espec ially In the great influence exercised by and the wide respect felt for . our senior senator, Orville H. Piatt, and we look with confidence for his re-, election by the coming general as sembly. :'. , - ; . We believe that great aggregations of capitals commonly called trusts1, while necessary for the economic con duct of large business and commercial enterprises, should be subject to such supervision, state or national as will safeguard public and private In terests. '...v. The republican party has ever recog nized the value-and dignity of labor, which is the foundation of our nation al wealth, prosperity ; and happiness, and sought to ? enact such :. legislation as would safeguard the true interests of labor, and it will continue to favor all measures justly calculated to se cure that end.. : ' ' : : We thank Governor George P. Mc Lean for one of tho strongest, ablest and most, inspiring, administrations In Connecticut's . history, eminently hon orable to himself and serviceable to the state; r v ; T. We congratulate the people of Con necticut ' that the unpopular provis ion of the constitution which required a majority of all the votes cast to ef fect an election to state office has been amended out of existence by the repub lican? party and that this fall and hereafter those candidates who re ceive the most votes will also have the offices. ,.:V.:V . .7 SITUATIONSGRITICAL ' Venezuelan Government is in a Shaky Condition.':" , Revolutionists Aie Marching on Gov ernment Forces Were Badly Defeat ed in the Battle of Which Began on September 11 The Battle ' Lasted Four jjays and Finally Government General Garrldo Retreated. 7 Willemstad, Island of Curacoa, Sept, 17. President Castro of Venezuela has retreated from Ocumare befof e the ad vance of the revolutionists. The Venezuelan government's situa tion Is critical. : Recent advices received: from - Ven ezuela: confirm the .dispatches l of -the Associated" Press from Willemstad of Friday, September 12. ' The battle which began September 11 Jn the -vicinity of Tlnaqulllo between about 4,000 of Generals Mendoza, Batalla and Ri era, and government forces of about tae same streng i led by the Venezuelan -minister rvf - war. General G a rrido re sulted in the defeat of the government rorces, and not m a victory tor; xne latter,' as announced in Jfew York dis patches from Torres Cardenas, secre tary of President Castro, which set forth that General Mendoza's army had been annihilated' September 8, near Tina quillo. The engagement of that date was only an advance guard fight of no importance. The real battle began September 11 and lasted, four days, after which General Garrido retreated on , Valencia (about 75 miles southeast of Caracas) and eventually entered that city on the morning of September 15 with about .2,100 men, leaving the road free for the further advance on Carcacas of the revolutionary army. The only other government army in the field is the one which is' under the personal command of President Castro, about forty-five miles south of Caracas, but who later abandoned his position precipitately before the advance of the revolutionists who occupied Ocumare. The president retreated to Charayave and then to Guy aba, about four hours march'from Caracas, .according to re port the president intends to move his army to a point near Valencia and join forces with the troops under Genera1 Garrido. From all points are reported desertions and the general Impression in Venezuela is that the last important incident of the revolutionary war Is ap proaching. ; . , ' i TAKEN BY SPECULATORS. San Francisco, Sept 17. State Min erologlst Aubury makes the astonish ing statement that during the last few months at least 250,000 acres of pub lic land in the mineralized sections of California, and largely mineralized in nature, ihave been taken up by eastern speculators through the employment of dummy locaters. In the tracts thus secured are many actual mineral claims on which California miners have located and have prepared to do the assessment work necessary to per fect title under the United States min ing laws. . Mr Aubury will endeavor to have the public domain withheld from timber entry In this state until there can be an inspection to, determine how the lands should be properly classified. OFFICIAL DELEGATE DEAD. London, Sept 17. News reached London to-day of the death in Berlin of the Rev G. R. W.. Scott official del egate of the Congregational churches of the United States to the celebration at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in June last, in the old hall so closely connect ed with the Pilgrim fathers, of the for mation of the original church. ESE GENERAL Mfl KILLED His Death May Result in Putting1 An End to Rebellion. Chinese Complain That Large Quanti ties 'of Rifles Are Smuggled The Boxers Continue To Be Active at Chengte Eruption at . Torishama Has Wrought Complete Transforma tion of Island. Victoria, B. C., Sept. 17. A letter received from a thoroughly trust- i worthy Chinese correspondent, at Nan- , king states that the rebellion is en- ! tirely at an end. . uenerai Ma, one or the ablest Chinese officers in the south, was , killed. . , :'- ... . . Although the rebellion, so-called, is at an end, a disquieting feature of the situation is that large quantities of up-to-date rifles are still Imported .con stantly. The Chinese complain 'that they are smuggled over the Tonkin frontier. , ,.--.-, -.'v ' : ,-: ,.:.,v': The town of Tonghua Hslua, north west of Newchwang, ' is reported to ha vp been occupied bv the: brlsand leader, Liu Tang Tsae, and about 7,000 followers, making this their headquar ters. They are said , to be busily loot ing all the districts around. The Boxers are ' still active at Chengte and increasingly' so. v The lo cal foreign officer reports the district to be In great disorder, several places having been attacked, . several others burned down and. a number of Chris tian enquirers and others 'who resisted have been killed. The British. and For eign Bible society have: had one col porteur killed in that district and there are rumors ; not yet confirmed but believed to be reliable that two others have suffered the same fate. A gentleman who recently visited Newchwang says the. Russians are making all preparations for their re tirement from Manchuria at an early date and expresses . the belief that they "will do so. At the same time he admits that they are not likely to give up some of the places on Which they have spent considerable sums, such as Newchwang. and Talien bay, nor to retire without some sort of equivalent f or N what -they supposed they had acquired, jnor even then to make an absolute relinquishment of their claims upon that country. The steamer. Higo Maru, which was sent by the Japanese government to the scene of the recent eruption at Torishama has returned' to Yokohama. According to news v brought by the steamer, the landing was effected with considerable difficulty. , The eruption had wrought a com plete . transformation of the island - and all the Inhabitants 'and animals' had disappeared - and " ho intimation was left as to what had become of them. The highest of three peaks On the is land, known as Komocyama, had been blotted out of existence and a crater had been formed partly in the place where the peak stood. The crater is still sending forth a thick smoke of sulphur with awful subterranean rumblings. A. considerable subsi dence was noticeable at the spot where the dwellings of tire inhabitants had stood . prior to the eruption. AH the island was strewn with ashes, gravel and boulders, and only about a fourth part of ; the -normal island vegetation remained in existence.. " : t . . COMPLETED BUSINESS. Democrats Adopted the Kansas City Platform. Tacoma Wash, Sept 17. The dem ocratic., state convention completed its business last night and adjourned. The following ticket was nominated: -' Representative in Congress George F. Cotterill of Kings; Stephen E. Bar ron of Okanogan and O. R. Holcomb of Adams. Judge of Supreme Court James B. Reavis of Yakima. :. George Turner was re-endorsed for re-election to the' United States senate. The platform adopted endorses the Kansas City platform, opposes Im perialism and colonism, - government by Injunction, trusts and "trust fos tering tariffs," and asset currency. It condemns "special privileges given for grazing sheep on government forest reserves," and demands complete ex elusion from all American territory of all Chinese and denounces the repub lican majority in congress for "passing the present weak and inadequate law." Abhorrence Is expressed of the trag edy that resulted in the death of President McKInley. DEMOCRATS AT ODDSL The Silver arid Gold' Elements Clash at Boston. Boston, Sept 17. The faction In the Massachusetts democracy supporting the principles adopted by the national convention at . Kansas City and advo cated by William J. Bryan and the ele ment which Is oposed to the Nebras kan and many , of his doctrines, were admittedly at odds this morning over the construction of a platform for pre sentation to the delegates of the state convention which assembled In Tre mont temple here. As in times past the two schools of political thought found great difficulty in reaching an agree ment and so intense was the feeling manifested in committee that at one time it appeared as If a bitter strug gle for the mastery would be fought out upon the floor of the convention. For nearly ten hours the committee on resolutions in session at the Revere house debated the question, with the result that the Kansas City platform adherants, headed by Hon George Fred Williams, were defeated 14 to 7. PROCURATOR'S REPORT. Rome, Sept 17. Mgr Enrique Perez, procurator of the Spanish Recillette Fathers in Rome,- has presented a vol uminous report to the Vatican con tending that his order in the Philip pines is the victim of much injustice and libel and claiming Its right to re main there and be protected by the government ELECTION AT PORIO RICO. : - The Campaign is Expected to Open up Lively Soon. The Election Comes in November and Will Cover the Entire Island The Porto Rican is Very Enthusiastic in Politics and Fights to the Bitter End, '::r."'V'.:.".-'-;": :".':-' '.'::".. San Juan, Porto Rieo, Sept 10. On November 4 ; will be held an election covering the entire island, : at which time a resident commissioner to the United States, five delegates from each legislative district, a mayor for each municipal district, one 'municipal judge, three school trustees and mem bers of the -council will be chosen. In San Juan two municipal , judges and two substitutes will be voted for. . While the campaign has not fully opened yet the first few meetings have been theatrical. The Porto Rican is a good citizen, he generally minds his own business and believes in the ad age: "Live and let. live" until It comes to politics. Then there are no half way measures. If you are on the. opposite side, whatever that may be, your opponent considers that you - are not entitled to live and that you have lost all claim to respectability because you do not believe as he does. This being the case with one faction and the other it will be readily seen that when Greek meets Greek Jjihere is bound to be results of the Donny brook species more or less.. Thus far few meetings have been held which have not ended with a few broken heads and -the grave charge has been made that the police were not the least active in either precipi tating of . lending passive encourage ment to one or the other faction. To day in Porto Rico there are, strictly speaking, two parties, the republican party, now in power, and the Ameri can federal -And a party has sprung up in the-last few weeks which styles Itself unionist ; Its r platform is Utop ian vto such an extent that It is not being considered seriously by the two others. Two years ago the federals cast no vote at all, claiming that it would be useless to go. to the polls as the re publicans would count them out The federals are going to the polls this year and are going to see that their votes are counted as cast In this determination they have the endorse ment of the governor, who ' has de clared, that a fair., election must be held whatever the result. Most of the trouble occurs In inter ior towns where the people have little else to do except to dabble in politics and everybody is a politician. , The re cent disturbances atHuma cayo, Cayey and:1; Juncos i were ? only the i result - of that abnormally derelopedL feeling- of intolerance. In certain districts the police have openly proselyted for one side or the other until brought severely to task by the higher officials, and acting Governor Hartzell and Chief Tector have struck upon , a happy plan.' In republican strongholds policemen with federal leanings will be detailed : and those with republican sympathies will patrol the federal towns. : It Is most diflicult to forecast the result at this time, as nominations have r not' even -been made,: but that the: federals will , carry.- a number of districts and make a very good show- in? In the house -of delegates. Is con- j ceded, by those :wha are In a. position to know. WANT NO LICENSE" VOTE." . Petition Has Been: Presented to City Clerk M. J. Ryan. A petition has been filed wittr City Clerk Ryan which will be presented to the meeting of the board of aldermen next Monday night, asking that a call for a vote on the no license question be inserted in the notice for the annual town meeting. This does away with the proposition to let the election go by default It is said that the no license people are organized and Intend to make a vigorous fight to close the sa loons. While it Is doubtful that they will be able to win out, still the fact of asking for a vote on the question shows that there are aud men in our midst who believe thaf public interest would be benefited by the wiping out of the saloons altogeuier. The petition will be the means of stirring up the opposition so that the election which some people thought would not come off at all may turn out to be the liveli est one Waterbury has nad since the year, prior to the season when people had to take ."Centennial Balm," instead of beer. HALF FORCE WORKING. Charleston, W. Va, Sept 17. Mines on the New river are Increasing their output daily and are working about half the regular force. Miners" are being forced out of the company houses every day and as the weather gets colder, they must either move away or go back to work. A commit tee of New River coal operators hav ing charge of matters pertaining to the strike, after a meeting at Thur monl have adopted resolutions de claring that the operators will not recognize the United Mine Workers of America or treat with them or any of their members, with reference to the wage scale or other conditions of em ployment and that they will make no concessions or In any way change the conditions of employment from what they were prior to June 7 when the strike was called. Ocean Aril). NEW YORK, Sept. 17 The Wh Star line steamship Oceanic, from Liv erpool and Queenstown, arrived ofi the Sandy-Hook light vessel at seven minutes past 10 o'clock last night, com pleting a record trip from Queenstown. The big steamer sailed from that port at twenty-five minutes past 10 o'clock on. the morning of Sept. 11. The ap proximate time of her passage is five days, sixteen hours and forty-two min utes, or one hour and eight minutes less than her previous best record, Soada in November last year, SCHOOL OFFICIALS WORRIED. No Coal on Hand and Buildings Must Be Heated. . , As In other cities, the question of anthracite coal is causing much trou ble to the school officials. There is very little coal at the different schools and at the present time little prospect of geting any. t- Frank Miller & Co had the contract for furnishing : coal to all the city departments but there was a clause in the contract by which he would not have to furnish the coal if there was a strike. I But there .was a strike as everybody knows. The winter months are approaching and as the schools will be heated or closed, the school officials are devising means of heating the schools. School Inspector Smith decided to-day - to experiment with a plan of heating the schools with coke and bituminous coal. In schools in Washington this plan is said to have proved . satisfactory It is said that bituminous coal and coke ; placed in ' furnaces in alternate layers will heat the school building sufficiently and will not produce much more smoke than anthracite coal. The school Inspector intended to try the experiment with the hot air or Smead system at the Bank street school and the steam at the High school., At press hour pre parations were being made to experi ment and the report of the experi ment will probably be made at the meeting of the board of. education to night Coke costs $7.75 a tori and bituminous coal $5.50 a ton. Inci dentally It might be remarked that one or . two schools in Syracuse have been closed on account of the absence of coal and the plan of holding a sum mer session Instead of a winter ses sion is being considered, A local dealer said to-day that he does not see why. soft coal could not be used in the schools. Of course, he said, the fires, will need, more attention when soft coal is used, and more smoke will be made. But one ton of anthra cite coal will last 'as 'long' as a ton and a half of bituminous. . '. : . CONDITION OF BANKS. Washington, Sept 17. The control ler of the currency has issued a call for the condition of the national banks at the. close of business Monday, Sep tember 15. - ' CITY NEWS.; The American band will give a prom enade concert at City hall next Tues day evening. Come and get one of the" fine pres ents and see the balloon ascension Oakvllle Heights. The Laundry Workers union will bold a, meeting to-morrow night at 8 o'clock at the Home. Steam laundry, Bank street , ' ' .. ": . . ; Superintendent Langford of Nauga tuck's board of . charities was a caller upon. the liicial 4n the. city hall build- V Mrs Elizabeth Phelan, adrcinistra trix on the estate of the late Michael Bowes l filed her last report with the probate courts this forenoon. f , Special forecast for Connecticut: Fair to-night and probably fair Thurs day; warmer- ' in. westerly portions; . light easterly and southerly winds. The inventory on the estate of the late William J. Cassidy who lived on East ; Main street tmounts to $6,000. The papers were filed yesterday In the probate court. - Mrs Agnes McEvoy has purchased of D. TL. Hart the four-story brick black adjoining: her property on Bank street The sale was effected through the agency of S. P. Williams. The .Washington Hill A. C. had another- good time at the falrmow going on -in City-ball ast night. A large number: enjoy the : dancing- which .is Interspersed between the other events during the 'evening. , r f The appraisal of the estate of the late William:- Sumner ::. Babcock was filed In the : probate court to-day It shows the estate: to be worth $80,000 odd consisting for the most part in manufacturing stock.. ; j Horace B. Garnsey of 148 North Main street started Monday afternoon for Wilbraham, Mass, to take up a course of studies in the- Wesleyan academy, there. His: many 'friends wish him success in his undertaking. Many think it would be a" good idea if the bunding inspector would devote some time to an inspection of scaffold ings erected over the sidewalks op posite the new buildings. Some of them are shaky affairs and look as If they were in danger of coming down at any moment. . , . ; V On Friday night at the High school there will be a meeting of the senior class of the school for the purpose of organizing a debating class. Bradford Webster, Edward McEUlgott, John Dallas and Benjamin Fairbrother, all graduates of the High school, have been invited to address the class and to tell of the benefits to be derived from a debating class. The Connecticut Fat Men's associa tion will hold its annual barbecue din ner at Lake Quassapaug ; to-morrow. The menu will comprise barbecued lamb and pig. The Hon N. E. Pierce of Bristol will deliver an address on the late John J. Quinn of this city, founder of the association. ' Several Waterbury people will be present In cluding James A. Hynesy secretary of the association: Some of the peddlars about town are talking of the need of a union to regu late routes for those who make a living at that business. One of them told a representative of this paper to-day that if the work of peddling was systema tized it could be carried on with more profit to those who are in It than under the go as you please plan and would be appreciated by those who deal with them. He Claimed that a good deal of bad feeling Is stirred up from time to time on account of so many peddlers getting into a: street at the same time. His idea was to divide up the town so that when a man started out in the morning he would know exactly where he was going and would dispose of his stock. with less labor than he can at present. If the peddlers get together and decide to operate under a plan of this kind it will require the service of several watchers to keep them where they belong, for if a man happens to be placed In a poor district he will be I tempted to make Inroads on the ter ritory alloted to his competitor. . STILLTALKING Strikers At Rogers & Brother's Held Conference To-Day. STRIKE NOT SETTLED YET. Three Hundred Men Are Out of Work And It Is Hoped Ah Agreement Will Be Reached At To-Day's Conference Manager Rockwell Claims Men Did Not Use Him Right. At the present writing, it looks as If the strike at Rogers & Brother factory might be settled in a few days, perhaps by to-night. During the greater of tho part of the day Manager Rockwell and Superintendent Tobm have been hold ing conferences with President Dely of the Buffers' and Polisheis' union, and committlees from the different rooms In ' the concern. At press hour those conferences were still being held and no agreement had been reached. Both the company and .the employes were' considering the various , phases of the situation and explaining Aheir side of "ve case. A part of the shop Is closed to-day, about 350 of the hands being out of work to-day. Manager Rockwell spoke. as follows to a: Democrat reporter1 this afternoon:' "The whole shop is practically closed to-day. The stampers and buffers, be fore going out on strike, mauo proposl tion to the company. We told the el m that we could not accede to the de mands at once, and asked for a littla time to consider the demands. Wo told them we would ' give them an answer as soon as possible. It would require a few days to consider the de mands carefully. The next time, we knew the men went out We did not know , that they were going out. The fact was that the men wanted the demands granted at once and when they were not they left We kept the shop going yesterday with the expec tation that the men might return., Since they didn't we thought it better to close the shop down last nlgl't. With the stampers and polishers out work was piling up and we did cot wish It to be lying around. Conse quently the shop is . practically all shut down' to-day. To-day we have had several conferences with , Presi dent Daly, and the room committee and a conference Is still going on. Nothing . definite has been ' done yet, but we hope that some arrangement may - be made so that the men will return to work. ' The company wishes' to be reasonable, fair and 'just with the men, v but it was not given suffi cient time by. the stampers and buff ers to' consider their demands. Theru are about 350 men out of work to-day, not on strike, but on account of , the Lstrike of theSQ,, stampers and buffers. These ; men are yery; eager to "-work, but there te no work , for them." Wjtli the exception of the stampers and buffers the grievances , of all the otlr employes were; satisfactorily adjusted. ! IRON STRIKE SETTLED. Last of the Companies Has Come td Terms With the Men. The strike of the 'Connecticut Bridge and Structural Iron Workers' union came to an end yesterday and this morning all employes of the Berlin company went back to work. The men went on strike last Tuesday, and so have been out just one week, as fur. as the Berlin company : is concerned. The Pennsylvania Steel company and the American Bridge company: acced ed to the demands of the men last week The men asked for a nine hour day and a wage scale of 40 cents per hour.. .; As 'the Berlin company was the only one of the three which has been maintaining a ten-hour day, there was more opposition to the strike there than on the part of the other two firms. The . executive board of the strikers, together with District Or ganizer Thomas F. Hare, went to East Berlin yesterday, where an agreement was signed with the officials of thet company. '. , ' - ' AN AMUSING UPSET? Too Much Weight on" Rear of Coal ; Cart Spilled Occupants. There was an upset on Grand street last evening which amused spectators, almost scared the witso';c of two or tnree- boys and a man, but fortunately resulted in nothing serious. A man was driving along in an empty coal cart ' with three or four boys behind him In the wagon. The driver was sit ting on, a board that rested on either side of the wagon and appeared in a very happy frame of mind, -e had just started to hum a snatch of a song when the youngsters suddenly stepped to the rear and in an Instant later all were rolling In the street The pin happened to be out and the weight of the boys dumped the wagon. The horse seemed to realize the nature of the accident and stopped the moment he heard the noise.. . The upset caused a big laugh for those who saw It and while the coal man and his youthful companions were badly scared, still they got over It quickly and appeared to feel as much amused at the humor of the thing as those who watched the mlx-up from a distance. MULCAHY SCHOOL. That Is To Be the Name of New, School on Washington Hill. It was stated by very reliable au thority to-day that the new schobl on Washington Hill will pe named after the late Vicar General Mulcahy who was pastor of the church of the Immaculate Conception here for many years and 1 so chairman of the board of educa ion for two or three terms, or until his removal to Hartford. It is said that this selection was made in com pliance with the general request of a' large number of people who were great admirers of "the deceased elergy man who was very popular here. GWENDOLINE ASTOR BURIED. London, Sept 17. The body of Gwen doline, the daughter of William Wal dorf Astor, who died on September 12, was burled at Hedsor church, nearj Cliveden, this morning.