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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. '

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