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YOL. XVI, NO. 29
WATERBURY, CONJSV FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. f RANGE WILL FALL Will Join Powers in The Vene zuelan Blockade VENEZUELA HAS FAILED TO PAY president Castro is at His Wits End for the Bank of Venezuela Will" Not Loan Him Money Urged By Some to Give Up, the Office of President Trooys are Sleeping In Tlaza Await ing An attack. , ' New York Jan 9. France probably (Will Join the European powers in the blockade of the Venezuelan coast, says the World's Port of Spain correspond ent, for tl3li reason that Venezuela has failed to make the first payment of 1,000,000 , francs ($200,000) due on the French claim on December 31. Venezuela also owes the French cable" company $20,000 and the com pany refuses to extend credit to the government. . !" '. : '' President Castro is deeply incensed. His attempts to borrow money fromthe Bank of Venezuela have failed. The government already owes that institu tion $2,600,000. ; . President Castro's; next step will be to force a loan from the merchants. The: better element in Venezuela is urging him to give up his offittv His resignation has been publicly demand ed .in a speech delivered in the plaza. It is impossible for him to power be yond February. ' Troops are sleeping in the plazas of the capitol expecting an attack. The foreign bankers are -raiting for a change in the government before ne gotiating any loan. General Matos, the leader of the rev olution,, in a public letter, guarantees a satisfactory settlement with the al lies within - 24 hours after is in augurated president of Venezuela. He asserts that Castro delays the settle ment in the hope of unHing the people. . There is hunger now and there will be starvation later. Seven hundred idlers at. L Guiara have goneto join the revolutionists. The situation is deplorable. President i Castro conceals and the tensor stops all unfavorable news. There is a rumor that on Friday the allies will cut the cable and then land and seize the custom houses. , t r ' London, Jan 9. President Castro's reply to the-powers accepting the ai bitration conditions lwas delivered to the foreign office ,to-dayT It is regarded as having much more finality than was expected 'and as definite! ' settling the submission of. all disputes to arbitr'a- ' The Hague, Jan. 9. In view of events In Venezuela the Dutch cruiser Holland hna ' Koon nrr it remain '-'in West Indian waters, and the battleship de Jluyteris proceeding to Curacoa.. DEMAND MORE PAY. , Denver, Col, Jan: 9. A demand by the members of the Brotherhood of Railroad " Trainmen 1 employed on the Colorado and Southern Tailroad for a 20 '.per cent increase in wages will be presented to General Superintendent Charles Dyer at a meeting next Mon day. - General Superintendent F. .; W. Egan and General Manager Charles Schlacks of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, wijl be asked, . also,, for a .con ference, at which a request for more pay will be made. ' EXCITEMENT OVER. Schenectady, N. Y.,' Jan 9. The ex citement caused by the run on the Schenectady Savings tank has sub sided. The institution opened to-day quietly.- An official said' that about all the money " withdrawn has been re deposited and that, therefore, instead of having lost any thing, by the run the bank is ahead the amount of -the in terest which would have accrued tn those of the depositors "who became l panic-stricken and drew out their .money. - ' . CONSIDERING PENSION BILLS. Washington, Jan 9. When the house met to-day Mr" Hull of Trva, chairman of the committee on rai.v tad affairs, reported the military appropriation bill and gave notice that, he would call it up on Monday. This being Fri- dflV tilA hftnsp WAtif Intn tha (mmmUfon , W .. w. VVW.lU.tLVt , of the .whole to consider the private .1 pension bills. UNEMPLOYED MARCH. London. Jan 9. In pursuance of a general plan for attracting attention, I over a thousand unemployed persons, ( accompanied by a few mounted and unmounted police, marched through ;the city and west end of London to day. There ras": Ho disorder of any ; kind. . .; . . , ; ' SILK MANUFACTURER DEAD. Paterson, N. J.. Jan 9. Israel Ban nlgan, who has been engaged in the manufacture of silk in this city since the eaTly sixties, accumulating a for tune, died last night at Lakewood from paralysis. He was 69 years old. A widow and daughter survive him. CHABBESLAIN IS SAFE. London, Jan 9. There is absolutely no foundation for. the report published In the United States that Colonial Sec retary Chamberlain has been assassi nated, in South Africa. READY Ft CONFERENCE. . Cincinnati, Jan 9. All the members of the joint peace commission of the ! National and American leagues are 'here to-day ready for the conference Vhich. will begin this afternoon. ENTRIES FOR SUBURBAN. New York, Jan 9. The entry of Oor rigan for the suburban handicap has been received, bringing the total num ber of entries up to eighty, v ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE. J Ashkabad, Russian Tuurkestan; Jan 9. There was another violent earth quake at Andijan on Wednesday, but It did not result In any further loss of life. ' . . ' INTO LINE ALSI HOLLEBEN'S RECALL. German Government Not Satisfied With Action In Venezuelan Affairs. Berlin, Jan 9. Ambassador von Hol leben's leave of absence from Wash ington Is pretty generally considered here as his virtual recall, due, it is said, to the dissatisfaction of the gov ernment with his management of t3 Venezuelan affairs. This is asserted without reserve In - important newspa pers and no official denials have yet been forthcoming. It seems th;, the government feels it was misled, or at least not fully informed, by the Wash ington embassy respecting President Roosevelt's attitude when he was re quested, to arbitrate the Venezuelan dispute. The opinion is also that Dr von Hollezen's dispatches regarding the policy of the United States in the Venezuelan business, and its general foreign policy ,; have been neither ade quate or precise. DUR BAR'S CLOSING EVENT Grand 'Parade of Native and British -- ' Troops at Delhi. DELHI, India, Jan. 9i The review yesterday by the viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, of 30,000 British and native troops, led by Lord Kitchen er,, was the last important event of the coronation durbar. 1 - - " The viceroy, the Duke of Connaught and the Grand Duke : of Hesse, sur rounded by a brilliant staff, took up their positions at the saluting point be tween " the grandstands. From every side an immense multitude of Euro peans and natives watched the march past and cheered the favorite regi ments. Lady Curzon and the Duchess of . Connaught .witnessed the review from carriages. . 1 The scene was not less brilliant in coloring than the preceding events, and It equaled ; them . in -picturesqueness. There was a particularly effective .ma neuver after the passing of the horse artillery, the cavalry, the field batteries and the infantry in the order named. Theavalry .in lme of regiments, fol lowed by the artillery, galloped past again and formed half a mile in front of ;the grandstand and from this posi tion charged down in a long and mag nificent line to. within a short distance of the saluting point. V i ' Lord Kitchener after leading the first" regiments "joined the viceroy. .He was warmly congratulated by Lord Curzon on the bearing of the troops throughout the durbar. ,- Of all the soldiers , re- 1 viewed none made a' better impression than 'the native volunteers, who were led by native princes' magnificentlyuni formed and horsed...; The imperial.serv ice corps, composed of natives, which saw -service in China, excited great ad miration: and was given a tremendous' reception,.. THREE KILLED IN A WREun ISxpresa Crashes Into Rear End of ' 'y:'; Local at'Ada, O.' " KENTON, 6., Jan. 9. The Cannon Ball express, one of the fastest passen ger trains on 'the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad, crashed into the rear end of a local passenger train at Adaj O., last night. Three passengers were killed and fourteen injured. Both trains were bound west. , The cars were badly wrecked. ; fx&mfaKh r . The dead are a man of the name of Joseph Stein of Fort Wayne,' Ind., and two men. as yet unidentified.. , One of the injured is J. J.. Casey of Toledo. He is severely, hurt and his death is expected. v- IIcKinler Going to Manila. -- ' WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.-First Lieu tenant J. F. McKinley, Fourteenth" cav alry, a nephew of the late President McKinley, has voluntarily relinquished "his assignment in this city as aid-decamp to Major General Young, presi dent of . the , Army War college board, in order to join his regiment, now at Fort Meade, South Dakota., under or ders to. proceed sto the Philippines. IV urn-- .. Glens Falls Wants to Be a City. GLENS FALLS, N. Y., Jan. 9.-A meeting ,of representative citizens was held here last evening to take steps to secure a city charter. Glens Falls is now the largest village in the state, with a population of 14,000. By rea son v of the town's rapid growth the present charter is entirely inadequate for the municipal government. . Baltimore Woman Takes Her Life. , ; BALTIMORE, Jan. 9 Mrs. Mary Benedict, thirty-four, years old, shot and instantly killed herself at the home of her brother-in-law, Dr. Frank Mar tin, in this city. Since the disappear ance of her husband, John Benedict, from Athens, Gal, three years ago last May, Mrs. Benedict's mind . had been affected.. - . , . Read-Ins For Vanderbllts. .' , NEW YORK, Jan.-Confirmation has been obtained on the highest au thority of the report that the Pennsyl vania Railroad company, acting on be half of the Baltimore and Ohio, had disposed of one-half of its holdings in the Philadelphia and Reading company tothe Vanderbilt interest. It was also learned that a $100,000,000 syndicate has been formed to supply the present financial needs of the Pennsylvania in this deal and in connection with that road's contemplated improvements. Seventh Day Man Gets a Job, WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.-W, J. Lewis of Nebraska, whose appointment to the postal service had been deferred because of his Seventh Day Adventist objections ' to working on Saturdays, has received a temporary appointment Jn the postofiice department. 1 The is sue will be adjusted in seme way that will comply with the law and not en force undne hardship to the appointee In connection with bis religious Drinci- STRIKE COMMISSION SESSION. Chairman Gray Sick To-Day Deputy Sheriff's Evidence. Philadelphia, Jan 9. Chairman Gray was absent from to-day's session of the strike commission because of a slight illness. Brigadier General Wilson acted as chairman. Counsel for the non-union men presented the indict ments and pleas of guilty of certain union men for acts of lawlessness and showed thai members of the miners' union invariably became their bonds men. Lawrence Jenkins of .. Parsons, a deputy sheriff in Luzerne county dur ing the strike, was recalled. He testi fied of maiyr instances when he and other deputies were sent to different parts of the county to quell disturb ances. He said a state of lawlessness' existed. . - -. . ' Brigadier-General Gobin, command er of the Third brigade, N. G. P., who had command in the anthracite regions during the strike, described the condi tions in the coal region during his stay there. He said the situation tnere was most serious. He was asked by the coal companies to protect the non union miners,, but he refused because he did not have troops enough. Charged With Bigamy He Held Fpp Superior Court. Is Had Wife and Two Children Living In Worcester and Married Again in Tor rlngton The Man is a Telegraph Operator and Has Worked in Sev eral of the Different Cities of the Litchfield Jail. - Torrlngton, Jan 9. Pleading guilty to-a charge of bigamy, A. D. MacCor mick a telegraph operator known in various New England cities where he has worked, was held to-day in bonds of $1,500 for the February term of the superior .court. MacCormick's first wife and two children are said to live in Worcester, Mass. About three years ago MacCormick came here from Worcester to work at hig . trade as a telegraph operator, and last June. af ter a courtship which continued six or seven months he was. united in mar riage with Miss Eva Rose, daughter of Willis Rose, a prominent and well-to-do citizen of this place. Within four or five weeks after his marriage Mac Cormick secured a position in New London. It is mentioned by his friends as an action to his credit that when his bride , followed him to New London a week after he went there he sent her back to her parents, and : that they haye not sm-irved"t0getherrT A shore time ago Willis Rose beganl an investigation of MacCormick's past and Chief of Police Rood wVs about to bring action in the- matter when he was surprised yesterday morning by the . receipt of a , message from Mac Cormick, who . has ' been working n South .'Nprwalk of late saying that MacCormick knew he was wanted and that he would come to thisxilty to give himself up.- MacCormick - reached here last evening and was held until ' this morning When he ; went into the bor ough court and pleaded guilty to the bigamy charge. - He said he knew he had done wrong and that his situation worried him so that he was anxious to face the charge and have it over with as soon as. possible. He was taken to the Litchfield county jail immediately after the . hearing. MacCormick is about 33. years old. 2 KING VICTOR'S DEATH. Rome, Jan 9.--The twenty-fifth anni versary of : the ; death of King. Victor Emmanuel II was observed to-day by a pilgrimage to his tomb in the Pan theon. v The procession was two miles in length and 30,000 persons par ticipated In it, including delegations from all the provinces and a thousand veterans of the war of independence, with whom the king, Victor Emmanuel III, shook ; hands. Hundreds of wreaths were laid on the tomb. Great crowds of people witnessed the cere mony. FOR CUBAN TREATY. Beet Sngar Association Withdraw s . ' All Opposition. . WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. The Ameri can Beet . Sugar association at its an nual session here passed resolutions withdrawing all opposition to the rati fication of Cuban reciprocity, but recommending that the treaty be sc amended as to express in precise lan guage what is intended to be secured by.it to the beet sugar manufacturers of the United' States viz, that during the period of five years covered by the treaty no sugar ' exported from Cuba shall be admitted to the United States at a reduction of duty greater than 20 per cent of the rates of duty thereon as provided by the tariff act of July 24,1897. - ' . The association also adopted a reso lution protesting against unnecessary stimulation of the sugar and tobacco in dustries of the Philippine Islands by means of 'further tariff reductions, thus, as the resolution stated, encour aging the people of those islands, where labor costs but a few cents a day, to produce those things which this country can produce rather than such commodities as we are unable to pro duce. . ' -a- The action qf the association was not unanimous, the vote on the passage ot the resolution standing 3 to 2, although Mr. T. Oxnnrd, the president of the as sociation, said he had enough proxies With him to make the vote 12 to 2. IGGOilCK PLEAD GUILTY matricide Over a Ctcrarette. 'ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 9. A special to the( Journal from Gainesville, Fla., says: "Because hit brother refused to give him a cigarette paper Pink Grovei a young man living at Grove; Park," Fla.. plunged a knifen his, brother's heart, killing bim ntly. Grove was arrested and iy J."---" m v.r. ' V- ' A CLASH OF AUTHORITY. Over Appointment of a Policeman For Waterville. ALDERMEN CLAIM RIGHT TO AP POINTBOARD OF SAFETY RE MAINS INDIFFERENT LAT TER BOARD DISGRUNTLED BECAUSE PATROL WAG GON APPROPRIATION WAS IGNORED. The item in yesterday's Democrat regarding the appointment of a man to do police duty in Waterville started a lot of talk and while people differ as to whether an officer is needed there or not all that has been heard of the question with one or two exceptions take the ground that the appointment should be made by the board of pub'lic safety. Many claim thtat the safety board should be lectured by somebody for not taking steps to make the ap pointment before this hour of the day or at least for permission t do so. The board of public safety is look ing at it this way: When the matter was before that body they didn't make a favorable report upon It. It was sent to the aldermen without any re commendation and they concluded ta grant the prayer of the petitioners and appropriated $1,000 for that pur pose. So long as they found and de cided that public necessity demanded better police protection in Waterville they should have passed a vote . au thorizing the election of a man to per form police duty there. If they didn't intend to do that it is hard to see what they meant except that they; thought the board of public safety should have become converted to their , notion of things and immediately ask permission to carry-out the plan outlined when the money was appropriated. ' It seems the board , of public safety got their backs up over this whole matter and the more they thought of it the madder they got until finally ' their temper reached . a white heat and then it is said they made up their minds not to pretend they ever heard of the appro priation of money for police protection in Waterville unless the aldermen re mind them of it oflicially. Of course the pushing aside of the recommendaj tion of an appropriation of $5,000 for a patrol wagon , and acting favorable upon something which the safety board failed to approve of was enough to make any, .body of public officials get their backs up and it is doubtful if the aggrieved parties will' get "over -It for some time. , ' ' : On the other hand the aldermen are not losing any sleep over the affair. Some of them claim that they are in different about the thing anyway and made this year or not. -. .Some of them claim that tne appointment Deiongs to the aldermen and that a suitable person will be detailed to patroi that district as soon as the aldermen can agree upon a man. They say that they exercise power in the same way as the selectmen ' did and that it is something the board of public safety has nothing to do with. So far this is an; open question, but it is thought that a little investigation will show that the board of aldermen has no such authority under the charter. v But be that as it may it Is possible that the' al dermen may decide in favor of them selves and elect a man without even asking the safety board if , they have anything to suggest in the matter. It la an interesting snarl and is the cause of much more talk than appears on the surface, ' KILLED. Her Four Year Old Son Received . Serious Injuries. Horse Became Frightened and Threw Occupants) Out of Team A Baby Girl in the Wagon Was Thrown Out, But Received ; No Injuries. New Haven, Jan 9. By a runaway accident here to-day Mrs Walter L. Brackett, formerly ; Miss Minnie Bejle Kay, a well known elocutionist, was instantly killed and her little son Da vid, four years of age, received injur ies from which ' it is expected he will not recover. A baby daughter one and one-half years of age escaped in jury. The accident occurred on Quln nipiac avenue, near the bridge of the Shore line division. ' Mrs Brackett and children ' were driving in a light wagon, when the horse became fright ened and the woman lost control. The wagon swerved to one side and struck against a tree. Mrs JiracKett was thrown1 head first against the tree and was dead when the bystanders reached her. The little baby girl was in the mother's arms uninjured. CASE1 1 REFERRED BACK. Judge 'Wheeler Says He Wants the Names and Dates. Bridgeport, Jan 9. In the superior court to-day Judge George W. Wheeler ref erred? back to ex-Judge Maurice B. Beard si ey, who sat as a committee of the court, the report of the petition of Francesr H. Heft, wife of Colonel W. IT. Heft, chief of the electrical depart' ment of the Consolidated road, for a divorce. The . petition alleged numer ous acts of infidelity, but no names were mentioned. . J!he judge questioned Attorney Judson concerning the name or names of the corespondents and as to the place or places. The attorney was unable to furnish the information. Judge Wheeler referred the case back to the referee with instructions to re port the names and places specifically within a month. 15 BELOW IN M ALONE. Malone, N, Y.', Jan 9. Northern New Yprk lgjsuffering from a cold wave of unusual severity. The mercury regis ters 15 degrees below zero in Malone and 20 below ! at other Adirondack points. " OLD RESIDENT DEAD. Patrick Dunigan, One of the Pioneer Residents of Watertown. Patrick Dunigan, 61, an old resident of Watertown, died this afternoon at 2 o'clock. ; The deceased is survived by a wile and four children, Rev Peter C. Dunigan of the Sacred Heart church, New Haven; James F., of Wa terbury, John J., of Lowell, and Mss John F. Farrell of this city. A brother, Peter Dunigan, lives in Jersey City, a sister, Mary Dunigan, lives in Boston, and one sister in Ireland. The de ceased was born March 17, 1842. When about 20 he came to this country and settled in Watertown. He was well known in this city as well as Water town, having been prominent for many years in church and society work. OLDEST FREIGHT CONDUCTOR. Philadelphia; Jan 9. Stephen Krause, 87 years old, the oldest freight conduc tor in . the employ of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Co, was run over' and killed by a freight train here to day. He was well known among rail road employes throughout the coun try. He was in the employ of the Phil adelphia and Reading Co for seventy years. ; ,. ' v ' SlS-iLH TRAMP" Man Badly Mangled on The Rail road Track. Pawn Ticket Found in Clothing Had Name of Joseph Johnson on It Cor oner's Verdict Was Accidental Death and Town Buried the Remains, i ' Collinsville, Jan 9. The dismem bered, remains of an unknown , man were found on the track of the New York, NW Haven and- Hartford rail road to-day by the ; crew of a south bound train. A pawn ticket found in the clothing was made out to Joseph Johnson, - and showed that he pawned some macninists tools in. Boston,- May 6. 1902. There was no clue to the iden tity of the body, as it was badly cut and mangled as to make it unrecogniza ble. It is supposed the man was a tramp. A stranger partly intoxicated was seen by some boys near the' rail road crossing last evening, and, it- is supposed that he wandered onto tne track and was. struck by a train. The coroner returned a verdict of acciden tal death, and the body .will be buried by the town. A TEN ROOM SCHOOL. Waterville People Took Action .Last Night 3hdice for Pplicematu Ferdinand Wolff presided at a meet ing of the taxpayers of the Waterville school district which was held in the schoolhouse in Waterville last night. It was voted that the plans and. speci fications for the addition of four rooms to the present school building should be finished as soon as possible by Arch itects Freney and Jackson, and that the committee should advertise for bids for the building of the above rooms. When these four rooms are added the school will contain ten room9 and "Will be as good as any modern school buldlng. The heating and ventilating system will be up to date. .The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the chairman of the building committee, which consists of H. M. Rigney. chairman, George Li. Jenks and Edward Munger. he article in last evening's issue of the Democrat in regard to the lack of interest which the residents of Water ville were showing of late to the ap pointment of . a special ; policeman for that - district -must have stirred them up, for after the school meeting was adjourned another meeting was held for the purpose of selecting a man to recommend to the, board of aldermen for appointment as a special police of ficer. - Ther"e were several candidates. The result of the' balloting was as fol lows: William H. Wolff 18. Edward Lachance Tw James Lunny 3. Robert Wolff 1, blank 1. ' Consequently it was voted to recommend to Alderman Gates that he recommend to the board of al rifrmen the appointment of William H. Wolff as special police officer for the Waterville district. Mr Wolff, who owns a barber shop In the Ville. Is a well known athlete. He is the Instruc tor of a physical culture class In .Wa terville. ' .. ' ' 1 FIRE vFROM EXPLOSION. -Rochester, N. Y., Jan 9. Leroy suf fered loss from fire amounting to about $75,000 to-day. Gas exploded in the rooms of Oatka Hose Co. The postof fice was burned and much mail. The Lampson house block was also'entirely burned.' This building was the finest in the city and belonged to Yale uni versity. Wireless Messaees In a Storm. SYDNEY, C. B., Jan. 9. Mr. Marco ni will leave here Monday for Cape Cod to give attention to the completion of tho wii-eless transatlantic station . at that point. Mr. . Marconi took advan tage of Tuesday night's snowstorm to test the behavior of the wireless sys tem under adverse weather conditions. Messages were sent to the London Times and to friends in England an nouncing the birth of a daughter to R. N. Vy vian, Mr. Marconi's chief en gineer at Glace Bay, There was also a severe storm on the English coast at the time, but the messages went across without a hitch. Ambassador llelleben Going; Home. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Herr von Holleben, the German ambassador, has left here for New York to consult spe cialists: He has been a sick man for some time, and his indisposition has been aggravated by a protracted spell of Inclement weather. He expects that his physician will advise a prolonged rest at some of the health resorts 'in southern, Europe and therefore has ar. ranged to sailon Saturday. At'the am bassador's request he has been given e prolonged ieata of absence. - UNION MEN ARE SINGLED OUT. . i i i v. a " Three of Them Discharged by the Connecticut Railway & Lighting Co. TROUBLE SEEMS TO BE IN THE , AIR. The Order Forbidding Employes of the Company from Wearing Sweaters is Also a Bone of Contention Trolleymen Had a Session from Two to Four O'clock This . Morning Affair Will be Aired at Meeting of Central Labor Union This Evening. Rumors e impending trouble be tween tho local management of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co and th o local union of its , employes were In the air , this forenoon. The cause was said to be the discharge of some of the officers of the union and that the company was trying to get rid of the promoters of the union. That three officers of tfhe union have been dis charged is a fact. They are William Barrett, president; John D. Kelley and Edward Maloney, minor officers. The affair so far is carefully guarded, both by the men and the company, which Is represented by Superintendent Her bert L. Wales. The men discharged could not be seen, and none of those, who are working cared to say, anything definite about It. Mr Wales said he did not consider himself the mouth piece Of the company and therefore did not care to speak. He thought Gen eral Manager Sewell was the man who should be seen, but Mr Sewell was in Cheshire. He, therefore, could not be seen. Mr Wales did not seem to think It was a matter for publicity. He was informed that it rested with him! to give thepublic the correct information about the difficulty so far as the com pany was concerned, but he preferred to let Mr Sewell take that responsibil ity. All he would admit was that cer tain men lave been discharged, and if they cared to give the public their view of the difficulty they were at liberty to do so. He did not seem to care what the public may think of it. The' em ployes of the company in general ap peared to be in sympathy with their CITY NEWS. ' Castle's market has some very in teresting specials for Saturday. Mr, and Mrs, E. A. Culhane of Dan- bury are the guests of Mr and Mrs M. J. Ryan. , . . There will be a rehearsal of the boys' choir of St Patrick's church to night at 7:30. . . . The funeral of James Foley will take place from the family residence on North Main street Sunday afternoon. Special forecast for - Connecticut: Light snow, to-night in west and south portions; warmer to-night and Satur day; fresh to brisk west winds.' v r ; The Waterbury Mutual Benefit asso ciation held a meeting In G. A. R. hall last evening and after initiating four candidates elected the 'following offi cers: President; William Clasby; vice president, Jeremiah O'Donnell; fi nancial i secretary, John Z. Dowling; recording' secretary, John McMullen; ti'easurer, J. J. McDonald; council, Mi chael Carey, John Barry and John Wren. ' ' " ' ' An important game : of , basketball will be played at the "local armory to night at 8:30. The ' opposing teams will be Co G of this city and. Co G of Danbury. i This will be the second time this season that the two teams have met. On the former occasion the game was played in Danbury and the latter team won. The locals ex pect to turn the tables in the game to-night. .v The city court hardly earned Its board last year. It was not a pay ing institution for the city by . any means. During, the year 1,133 criminal and 223 civil cases were disposed of. From them was obtained about $6,100 and of this sum $4,500 was paid In sal aries to the court officers, thus: Judge, $2,000; prosecuting attorney, $1,500; clerk, $1,000. Clerk McMahon paid over to the city about $3,100 and the balance was paid out In fees for wit nesses, clerk, board for prisoners and fees for the prosecuting agent.' This left a shortage of about $1,400 for the city to pay the salaries for. the court officers. .. - . : ' . ' ; At a largely attended meeting of Tunxis tribe, No 10, I. O. R. 31., last night, the following officers were elected; Prophet, D. G. Davis; sachem, George H. Somers; senior sagamor-e, F. W. Menold; junior sagamore, E. M. Clark; collector of wampum, F. " M. Peasley; keeper of wampum, C. A. Templeton; : chief of records, O. S. Rabe; secretary of sick, G. H. Gessert. There were- many visiting brothers present, Including Great Sachem F. W. Stiles, Great Chief of Records William Saunders, brothers J: rom Unionville, South Norwalk and "Torrlngton and members from Toantick tribe, No 22, of this city. ... - The Ladies' auxiliary, A. O. H., held a largely attended meeting in Cftum bus hall last night and installed offi cers, county President Miss Eleanor Malloy presided. The third degree was worked on ; several . candidates. After the regular . business a social vession was held. Songs were ren dered by Miss Christine Delaney, H. B. Moriarty, Mrs William Donahu and John Drlscoll of Naugatuck. , . There were visitors from New Haven, An sonla and Naugatuck. A very pleas ing Incident of the entertainment was the presentation to John Galyin of a silver smoking - set " in recognition of the services rendered In behalf of the drill team of the division. Refresh ments were, served by Mulcahy & Ma- irony ot-fe Hotel Broadway, , , discharged b:wfciiren. tf v marked that it may bo so a.nt x's turn to be Jald off next. One or two Btated that about a. month ago the men were given the first Intimation of the Tam per of the company. Some of thm were wearing i srweateat ' since ' cold weather set This article of cioth ing the company did not take kindly to. Mr Wales thought it Inoonalsteut with the uniform and issued orders that It should no longer be worn, in sight &t least. 'Hie men considered this order a hardship. To comply with It tho sweater should be worn either not at oil or inside the outer shirt. Comfort aud compliance with the order i they considered impossible and the .result was that the sweater , had to go, in many cases at all events.; Tho dlsdharge of three officers of the union came next. The men look upon this step as the first attempt to shatter their union, f It ig understood that they have communicated with headquarters and that they have been promised the support of .that body in. any. step, they may take. . The members of the trolley men's union held a meetihg.this morn ing from 2 to'4 o'clock, when the affair was discussed ' at length. The Central Labor union, , with which their union is associated, has taken up the matter and, it is said, a meeting has been called for this, even ing to take action. In a general way the men are complaining. They , say .; they must be four years on the payroll before they reach the highest grade of pay, 21 cents an hour, and that as soon as they reach it they are generally discharged. In the suit of the city ; against pThomas Sheehan for $15.20 taxes, judg ment in default was given against the defendant by Judge , Peasley this af ternoon. . This ''means that Sheehan. unless he paysl will betaken to jail to work out his taxes there. Frank Norton of Woonsocket, R. 1., who has been spending some weeks' va. cation with the family of James H. Freney on West Main street, ' left for his' home to-day. Miss Nellie Freney accompanied him and she-, will spend a vacation of two weeks in Woonsock et.' v - i. There was a big crowd at the open ing reception and prize dance given in Speedwell hall . last night under the auspices of Professor Frank McCor mick, a prominent local prompter and dancing : master. . A i concert program of four numbers, was rendered by Lal lier's orchestra. Six valuable, prizes were offered for the best dancers. The arrangement committee consisted of F. McCormick, P. Griffin and WV Lane. The' floor committee, P. Grifiln, C. Maillard, W. Reilly "and W. Lane. Re ception committee was ' composed' oi the above with the addition of M. Maher, S. Mitchell. T. Keegan. W. Clark, T. Maher and J. Hartnett. Th? entertainment was ; a very successful affair, the patrons being - very much pleased with the whole - program. The regular monthly business meet ing of the Friendly league was h eld last evening. The superintendent's report showed an aggregate attendance of 1,813, an attendance In classes of 869. and business callers 233. ' Some important class announcements were made. A class in penmanship win be formed and a newHEerm of lessons In embroidery will begin January 19. A : re-arrangement of some of the classes has become necessary for the next week. The Monday evening classes in physical training will meet on Tuesday evening Instead, the class which usually meets on Tuesday even ing will have its lesson on Wednesday Instead. ' The 1 embroidery v and Tuea day evening cookery class will meet on Monday evening. After the singing of the league hymn the "meeting ad' journed and 'those present spent thw remainder of the evening In social en joyment. MONEY LENDER ROBBED. Found Unconscious in a Pittsburg Alley and His Pockets Rifled. Pittsburg, Pa, Jan 9. Andrew Ove rick, - proprietor of a Polish boarding house, .a broker and a money lender, was found unconscious in an alley last' night, with, his skull fractured. He never regained consciousness and died to-day at a hospital. He always car ried- large sums of money with him. When found his pockets were rifled his watch gone and his jewelry miss ing. The police think his j murderer stole much. A former boarder is suspected and the police are looking for him. Overiclt was regarded as a. man of consiaerable wealth. - , . ' INDIANS BEGGING. Lander, Wyo, Jan 9. The Arapaho Indians are in a starving condition. Not a day passes but a band is in town begging. The Indians raised no crops this season and no rations have been Issued to them by the government for their treaty expired last year. BARBER WAS DESPONDENT. Bridgeport, Jan 9. Michael Horvat, a retired barber, 61 years of age, com. mitted suicide yesterday by taking a dose of carbolic acid. He was alono in the house' when the act was committed; acfl If is believed. ho was despondent. '