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VOL. XVI, NO. 59 WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 1903. WARREN L HALL TALKS TO COMMITTEE After Thirty-Four Days of Strike He Thinks It Is Time Some One Settled It Chairman Dillworth Thinks Prospect Bright for Speedy Settlement Strikers Daily Statement. The most exciting incident that took place yesterday in connection with the strike of the trolley men was the arrest of a man in Oakville for assaulting William H. Branch, a freight inspector of the Consolidated Railroad Co. Branch, while waiting in Oakville for a car, was accosted by a man who asked him if lie was going to ride on the trolley cars. Branch, said he was, whereupon tu'e man struck him and knocked him down. When Branch re covered, his car had arrived and he Iwarded - Without delay. Arriving in town he entered complaint and, re turning to Oakville with detective Kennaugh and Patrolman McLean, search was made for the man and he was arrested; at least Branch felt sure 3ie recognized his assailant in the man who was taken into custody. Another feature of yesterday's inci dents was the arrival of half a dozen more non-union men to take the place r others who had left. Thus it seems, that non-union men come and non union men go,and the cars go on daily without hardly any passengers, and the company loses at the rate of 1,000 a day.- ' ' " ' -': ' , : . A car was derailed at the Naugatuck terminus last night. ; This was the car at which the young fellow named Griesbach, living In Union City, threw stones. It will be remembered that he1 was arrested and 'bound over to the su periour court. yesterday by Judge Hun erford of Naugatuck According to the men in charge the car lias had a run of hard luck lately. It was struck by an iron bar near Clay j street one night recently and its side j penetrated. It had scarcely left the terminus last night when it seemed to go all to pieces. The motor box got loose and threw, the. trucks off the tracks. This "was the worst case of the kind that happened since the strike. It was some time before the construc tion car arrived and it was found necessary to dig a deep hole under ibe car to get at the motor box. It took ome time to do this, about two hours. Last evening, while a car was on the Norwood switch, a woman took up a position near by on the sidewalk. Very soon a window in the immediate neigh. Iwrhood was raised -and ; ; a (woman's bead appeared. .'. , ' " "Are you' waiting for a car?" she said to the woman on the sidewalk, . The latter looked; up and asked her If she was speaking tb her. "If you are," said she, "I .wish to inform you that it is' none of your business wheth er I am waiting for a car of not." ; ' "Well, if you are waiting for a car." came the renly, "I wish to inform you thabyou will have to get off that. side walk. That belongs :to me and the trolley company div not pay a panny for building; it." The window closed and the waiting car on the switch went along without the woman who was standing on the sidewalk. Pie throwing is getting to be a habit on the South Main street line. Yester day again this performance : was re- , pea ted. This time by a man.' He had something circular resting on his left arm as be. took the front platform of the car. When the car got well under way he quickly removed the paper cov ering from the article and let the mo- . torman s have It square in the face. It was a lemon pie. Of course the man took to his heels the moment he threw the singular missile. ' Court Oregon, No 1S8, . Foresters of 'America, voted last night to ; exempt those members who are among the striking 'trolleymen from their dues while the strike, lasts. All members were requested not to ride on the cars While the strike continues and the court voted to give moral and financial sup port to the strikers. , The people were sorely tried Wednes day evening by the downpour of rain after leaving the factories, and they seemed to have stood the test. The cars did no more business that evening than on. any other evening, while on the other hand the strikers' buses were crowded. There never was such a street car strike as this. It will go into the annals of labor disturbances as the most orderly for the time it has pre vailed that ever occurred. . Excepting one occasion the only disturbances that took place were in the pages of the iNew York papers. The strikers' executive committee and the committee from the. .Central Labor union held a meeting last even ing and discussed the situation. War ren I Hall, who has been moving in the direction of a settlement for some days past, talked -the matter over also. II .had some propositions to make to the men, but like others who have in terested . themselves . in the matter, came with no authority. After : he had made his propositions he was In structed to see the representatives of . the company and see what he could do with them, and. then report to the strikers' committee. Daniel . Dillworth, chairman of the executive committee of the Amalga mated Association of Street Railway Employes, said this morning that from what he has learned of the situation since he came to town he is pleased with the prospect. Mr Dillworth was one of. the main instruments that brought about the settlement of the Montreal trolley strike. This lasted eleven days and ended in a complete victory for the men. The situation there was slightly different from what it" is hene. Some of the capital in vested was owned by local parties, but the greater part of, it was owned by capitalists in New. York and Philadel phia. Mr Dillworth took a part in the settlement of the Hudson Valley strike, which lasted eleven weeks and Was attended with great disturbances. The non-union men employed by the company in the places of "the strikers were mainly responsible for these "out breaks by their offensive conduct tow ard the public. One evening two of them seized a young girl and almost stripped her. They made her walk .w.-5Ui them through some back alley. All the men were drunk and singing, and their conduct finally attracted the attention of the militia. Mr Dillworth is satisfied that the strike here will close with a great many concessions to the men. He said the public was standing by them and that no matter 'how rich the company may be it will not consent to go on dropping money at .the rate it is nuw doing it. AH the means of trying to bring about a settlement are by no means exhausted, he said. Some means which have hitherto been found to be very effective remain to be trifed. They are all peaceful and if the com pany will not listen to them it will re main for the public to make the com pany yield. ' 1 . It looks as though the trolley com pany intends to wipe out the local union. At the last meeting of the con tending parties Colonel Burpee assured the strikers' committee that it would be impossible to take back only twenty five of the old men, and yet one hears of new men being brought to town every few days, of old ones being dis charged, and of some who tiave be come tired of the work going else where. If the object ot Colonel Bur pee as counsel for the company is to crush the strikers, union, and all it is, it would seem going to be a. long, tedious job. It will keep things in a state of .unrest for months. The ma jority of the strike breakers are sick of their jobs, if all reports are to be believed, so twhy wot let them go, Col onel, put on the old men, ana let har mony and good feeling once more pre vail? : S County Sheriff Dunham came to town this afternoon. He. was asked when he intends removing his force of depu ties and he replied that he is ready to release every man when the order, .is given. He would have released them some days ago but for the advice of the board of safety, which, he said, was to keep them , here. He was asked who, shall pay the bills contracted by the deputies and he said he thought the city will have to stand it . . . A man who lives on Bucks Hill rode over to Brooklyn on the cars yester day afternoon. When he arrived there he went into a store and tried to pur chase some things,' but he wasn't suc cessful. He first went to a drug store and he was wlitely told by the owner that he wasn't selling goods to patrons of the trolley car during the strike. Then he meandered Into a saloon and when, he called for a 'beer- he was al most kicked lout. The following statement was issued by the strikers', executive committee this afternoon: " 4 n Our strike isx thirty-four days old to day. Our men are cheerful in spirits and as full as ever of determination to see the present difficulty to a finish. Each'.day brings in messages of , en couragement and contributions to aid us in our battle for righteousness. An amusing incident occurred at this morning's meeting. We received all sorts of communications and con tributions, but this morning a Central Union tobacco drummer swooped down upon us and passed packages of his tobacco amongst the men, remark ing as he went through the crowd that they had. been chewing " the rag long enough and now they had an oppor tunity to chew some good tobacco. One of our men brought down tie house this morning by asking the chairman why Attorney Pierce did not get after the trolley company for vio lation of the screen law, stating that the company kept its screens up con tinuously. 'He also stated that the cars how being run generally contained a goodly supply of spirits. " We pass this suggestion along to Mr Pierce and he can act as he sees fit. - , -V '''). . Another one of our men this morn ing set the body in a jovial state by declaring that he heard a girl, alight ing from one of the screened cars, singing, "I'm a bird in a gilded cage." We are pleased to see that the pub lic is behaving itself so nicely and cannot see at this time the necessity for the expense of having the few dep uty sheriffs doing duty here. We un derstand Sheriff Dunham "Is of the same opinion. The sheriff arrived in Waterbury early this afternoon and probably intends to withdraw his men. We notice the company took excep tion to our statement concerning the necessity of burning a young lady's clothing after a trip on one of the qars. If the company would like to have the statement proven all they have to do is to say the word and . we will cheerfully prove the act, leaving the decision to arbitration. preparations on a large scale are under way for the establishment of automobile lines throughout the city and suburban districts. A contract has already been placed with one of tne largest manuiactories m tne coun try, the Intention being to make these lines permanent. , We are now in a position to inform the public that arrangements are well under way for a general demand be ing made for an increase In salaries throughout the entire system of tho Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co, so that in a very short time the com pany will have to reckon with others outside of the Waterbury boys. Tickets are selling like hot cakes for our concert to be given at Poli's theater next Sunday evening. We have an interesting and talented pro gram of artists, who are sure to please all who attend. ' , SYMPATHY FOR WATERBURY. New Haven, Feb 13. The trolley men's union decided at a meeting held early to-day to send resolutions of sympathy to the Waterbury strikers. As the opinion was expressed that fl nancial aid wis not . needed by the Waterbury men the union voted to make no offer of .the sort,, SMALLPOX IN COKE REGIONS. Free Vaccination for All Employes 300,000 Persons Affected. Uniontown, Pa, Feb 13. The great prevalence of smallpox In the coke region has prompted the officials of the II. C. Frick Coke company to issue an order calling for the free vaccination of all its employes and their families. As the Frick com pany has about 50,000 men on its pay roll, this order will affect about 300, 000 persons. Ten thousand dollars has been expended in vaccine virus and cqntraets have been made with doctors in every district to prick the arms of the employes. Fifty physicians have been engaged and they will begin their big task Saturday next. SENATOR TRACY'S BILU Buffers and Polishers Pass Resolutions Regarding it. At the meeting of the Buffers', Pol ishers', Platers 'and Brass Workers' union last night, the following resolu tions were unanimously adopted:' "Whereas, A bill looking toward the incorporation of labor unions has been Introduced into the general assembly by Senator Tracy, representative from the fifth senatorial district. "Whereas, Said bill is apparently aimed at the existence of said unions, therefore be it . . . "Resolved, That we, the members of the Buffers', Polishers', Platers' and Brass Workers' union, ; local, 37, do hereby enter our emphatic protest against the partisan spirit of. said bill and denounce it as an obnoxious piece of legislation, drawn in the interest of corporate power and designed to strike a blow at the right to personal liberty of the citizen workingman." A committee was also appointed to appear before the legislative commit tee relative to the matter. BANQUET OF ITALIAN CHAMSB. President Advocated a Broad Treaty of Reciprocity. New-York. Feb 13. Jlecinrocttv Italy and no restriction of immigration fo this country were the keynotes struck by the sneakers at tho thwi an nual banquet of the Italian chamber of commerce or this city. , . , : , Despite the Dinsrlev hirh tariff inW President Antonio Sueci declared that Italy's exports to the United States bad Increased $6,000,000. tie strongly urged the enactment nf a broad treaty of reciprocity between- tms country and Italy and said the measure before a comnittf vf ria. senate calculated to check, Italian im migration would work a serious injury to this country where Italians were the. largest factor Jn railway and other construction work. The Italian consul central m Branchi, pleaded with his to strive to uphold the institution's of their adopted . country and therehv re flect credit upon the land of their mrm. WAITING FOR ITALY. Word From Rome Needed Before the Signing of the Protocol. Washington. Feb 12. Tho dixr ia now with Italy in closing up the Vene zuelan question. A word is needed from Rome before, tho -r uuiuuOOUUVl. CK XX sign the protocol, for the Italian for eign omce was necessarily consulted at the last minute owing to the change of program caused by the readjust ment of Germany's claim. However, it is expected that the delay will not be great aa all the pasties now seem desirous of closing up the matter for humanitarian reasons if for no other, there being every evidence of a bad condition of affairs at Caracas. ASBURY PARK BANK CLOSED. National Bank Examiner "Placed in Charge as Receiver. (' Washington, Feb 13. The First Na tional bank of Asbury Park, New Jer sey, was closed to-day by order of the comptroller of the currency, , and Na tional Bank Examiner John W. Scbo field was placed in charge as receiver. The bank was closed because of loss es which absorbed the surplus and Un divided profits and seriously impaired the bank's capital,1 Asbury Park, Feb 13. The Mon mouth Trust and . Safe Deposit Co, which has offices in the building of the First National bank, closed its doors to-day. The officials say that it was to prevent a run and that it. was done of their own volition. It will reopen as soon as poseiijip nnd the institution is in good shape. There is intense ex citement, and crowds surround the building. - The trust company lias a large number of depositors who are poor people. . : , ITALY WANTS MORE. Washington, Feb 13. The Italian ambassador called on Mr Bowen this afternoon and informed him that he felt that his government should re ceive an increased amount in view of Germany's demand for $340,000 Mr Bowen said that if Italy demanded this it would violate previous agreements made that government. t ELKINS REBATE BILL. Washington, Feb 13. In the house to-day Mr Dalzell of Pennsylvania for the committee on rules presented a spe cial order for the consideration of the Elkins rebate bill. ELKINS BILL PASSES. Washington, Feb 13. The Elkins bill passed the house by a vote of 241 to 0. Six democrats voted against it. MARTTNELLI APPOINTED. Rome, Feb 13 The pope has ap pointed Cardinal Martinelli a member of the Congregation of Rites. POSTMASTER APPOINTED. Washington, Feb 13. Mrs Leora R. Telbetts wag appointed postmistress At Lynnfieldj MasSvJ-dajt, I Famine was Caused by those Responsible Fop Strikes. The Blind, Stupid and Autocratic Spirit of the Operators They Re fused to Treat With the Organization s Labor Leaders Hesitate to Call Strike, for They Know It Means Dis tress and Suffering. Philadelphia, Feb 13. A crowd al most as large as that which heard President Baer and C. S. Darrow yes terday was present to-day, when the chief counsel for the miners resumed his closing arguments before the coal strike commission. Mr Darrow -s first discussed the cause of the strike. The responsibility for the coal tamme, he said, rested with those who were re sponsible for the strike. If the men struck without just reason then they were responsible; but if the men were right and the operators not broad minded enough to see the justness of their claims, then the latter were re sponsible for the trouble. He believed the. strike was due to .'' "blind, .auto cratic, stupid spirit of the operators." He believed the issue was, "who should be the master the operators or. the men," and he added : "I say neither should.be the master of the other." y Mr Darrow proceeded at some length to verify his assertion and quoted from the testimony of the late Ario Pardee, a coal operator, before a congressional Investigation twenty years ago, show ing the alleged "blind spirit" of the op erators a score of year's back, when they refused to treat with the organ ization of the men. The same spirit, !he said, exists to-day. i If e briefly re ferred to . the spirit shown by John Markle in evicting thirteen persons for alleged criminal acts, and then took up Mr Baeis sliding scale proposition made yesterday. He said, that if Mr proposition, he proposed to show that it was not. With the assistance of the miners' expert statistician, Mr Darrow said, the 1 per cent on 5 cents suggest ed by - Baer would give the operators an increase of 3y2 per cent In profits and the miners only lf& per cent on the $4.50 basis. Mr Darrows's remarks on the proposition plainly indicated that the miners flatly reject the proposition. Reverting to the cause of the strike, Mr Darrow quoted from the replies of the operators last spring when they re fused to treat with the organization: He said that labor leaders hesitate to call a strike because they know it means distress and suffering. He wanted the "captains of ; industry" to know that it was better "for the men to treat with them than to have the men go to the "petty feudal tryrants," who are under them in authority, for the purpose of getting just treatment. It would be better for the industry and the country to have the heads of the coal companies and the representatives of the men face to face, rather than have the industrial Workers go to the under boss. If the 'boss does not like what the miner says, he throws the latter out.' ! . - . WILL BUILD FOUR TRACKS. ' Cleveland, O., Feb 13. The Leader says: "It is reported upon high author ity that the Erie company is to build four tracks : between Cleveland and Youngstown, beginning the , work dur ing the coming summer. This, with the newly four-tracked Pittsburg & Lake Erie, will be the first four-tracked railroad of the middle west and will complete a well equipped line from Cleveland to Pittsburg. LOSS OF $100,000. Chicago, . Feb 13. Superintendent Martin C. 'Russell, who was killed ' by escaping gas in the plant of the North western Gaslight and Coke Co at Blue Island, last night, was a son of the late Martin J, Russell of theChicago Chronicle, a well knowa newspaper man. He was 25 years old and had been in charge of the gas plant for the last six months. KILLED BY GAS. Chicago, Feb 13. A dispatch to the Tribune from Danville 111, says: t Fire at Himrod, a mining village near here, has burned , the mine store, oil house and dwellings of the Kelly ville Coal Co, besides a saloon, the posto3ce and several small buildings. , rlhe loss is $100,000. To Make Toledo Square. TOLEDO, O., Feb. 13. Ex-County Surveyor Talmidge has been engaged by a combination of property owners and real estate men to draw plans to square Toledo, which is now oblong. The proposed change, if made, will in crease Toledo's population 25,000 by the annexation of six suburbs. In ad dition It will bring two cemeteries and three parks within the city limits. Floods In Mississippi. , JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 13. Owing to recent heavy rains in this section Pearl river has overflowed its banks, inun dating the lowlands for several miles and seriously damaging the water works plant which supplies this city. The. hydrants have not been able to furnish water- since last night. It is said that It will be two days before the damage can be repaired. ' I Called to Mexico. ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 13. Prof essor J. W. Jenks of Cornell university has been invited by the Mexican govern ment to go to Mexico to consult with the authorities there regarding the es tablishment of a new monetary sys tem. The trustees have granted Pro fessor Jenks leave of absence for one month, and he will leave for Mexico on March 1. NAVY BUILDING BURNED. Buenos Ay res, Argentina, Feb 13. Part of the navy department building was burned by .-fire last night. The loss 43 estimated at about $800,000. 0 IS FH MINERS 'police shale-up. Greene Transfers Thirty Men from the ' "Tenderloin.", New York, Feb 13. Police Commis sioner Greene made a number of changes in his department yesterday. Besides transferring some thirty men from the "Tenderloin" to other , precincts,-be shook up the detective bu reau, . reducing three ' detective ser geants to the rank of patrolmen, dis continuing the detail of eight men as signed to the bureau, and ordering twenty-one new men into the detective branch of the service.' This is one of the most vigorous shake-ups the police department has ever known. ' It is un derstood that it resulted from a con ference which Captain O'Reilly had with Inspector Walsh and Commission er Greene Wednesday. Commissioner Green yesterday re ceived a letter ' from Captain , Max jchmittiberger of the West Thirtieth street station, whose application for ap pointment as an inspector has been in dorsed by Rev Dr Parkhurst and vigor ously assailed by V District Attorney Jerome, in which he denies the stories to the effect that he has been derelict in duty and that he lias been guilty of unlawful acts. TILLMAN'S BAIL. Man Who Killed Editor Gonzales .Wants to Get Out . . Newberry, S. C, Feb 13. Applica tion for bail .,, for Jamea H. Tillman, charged wltb the murder of N. G. Gon zales, at Columbia, S. C, was to have been argued here to-day before Chief Justice Pope,: who last Saturday grant ed the hearing to attorneys of Mr Till man. It was decided, however, by the court to continue the hearing until Thursday in Columbia, S. C, in order, to give -the commonwealth time" to an swer the affidavits of Tillman. -Tillman's affidavit says he had been abused and maligned ty the editor of The State. He heard rumors that Mr Gonzales had threatened him ; and friends advised , him to be on his guard. He was informed that , Mr Gonzales inquired for him at the state house, saying V he would make him show the, white feather. On the day, of the shooting he happened to be moving some of bis effects, including two pistols, fr6m the state house to his rooms. He saw Mr Gonzales coming; glaring at him; saw him run his hand deep in his overcoat pocket and turn toward him, and , believing his life in danger, he hurriedly said: "I received your message,'' and fired. CONSOLIDATED'S REPORT. Figures for the! Last Quarter of 1902 Show' Falling Off in Net Income. New Haven, Feb 13. The quarterly report of the Consolidated road for the quarter ending December 31, 1902, shows gross earnings of $11,523,053.54, an increase of $503,554.03 as compared with the corresponding quarter of the year previous. The operating expenses were $8,509,615.04, an increase of $853, 053.09. The nef earnings from opera tions were $3,013,438.50, a decrease of $349,499.06. s The income f rom , other sources than operations was decreased $218,059.36; interest and rental charges increased $2,064.82. The r net income from all sources amounted to' $1,184, 874.38, a decrease of $569,623.24. This falling off in income is laid to the in creased consumption and cost of coal, increased wages, and increase of per diem use of freight cars, as compared with mileage rates. 1 - ; CORONER INVESTIGATING. New - Haven,' Feb 13. Coroner Mix began to-day an investigation of , the cause of the death of Jacob Skowron ski, a laborer, 41 years of age, who lived with his brother John in Derby. Death took place in . the New Haven hospital, but neither the Derby physi cians who sent him there nor the hos pital authorities were able to specify on the death certificate just what the cause of death, was. The registrar of vital statistics is withholding permis sion for the removal of the body from the hospital pending the receipt by the coroner of a report from the medi cal examiner of Derby. HIGHEST PAID ORGANIST. " Prof Horatio W. Parker of Yale has been engaged as organist of the Fifth Avenue Collegiate church for a ( year beginning on May 1,, to succeed Her man H. Wetzler. Mr Wetzler, it is un derstood, will devote much of his time to fostering-the scheme for a perma nent orchestra there. He has the back ing of many wealthy New Yorkers, in lcudlng William C. Whitney. Prof Parker becomes the. highest paid or ganist in New York,' except for a few who have boy choirs and have to give frequent' rehearsals. He will go to New York every. Saturday. DEAD SAILORS ON BOARD. New York, Feb 13. The United States collier Ajax, which arrived here to-day from San Juan de Porto Rico, has on board the bodies of the nine sailors of the battleship Massachu setts who were killed by an exploison in the. twelve inch gun turret on that vessel. .The bodies were brought here , for interment. The Ajax chored off Tompkiusville, S. I. an- c LEAVES WESTMINSTER. . St Louis, Feb 13. John Henry Mc Cracken, president of Westminster col lege, Fulton, Mo, has resigned to ac cept, the position as assistant to his father, who is. chancellor at the Uni versity of New York. His resignation, which was accepted under protect, will take .effect at the end of the scholastic year. STRUCK BY FREIGHT TRAIN. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.J Feb 13. George William Tucker, GO years old, of Swan sea, Mass, died in Vassar hospital here last night. While, walking on the New York Central tracks he was run over by a freight train near Hyde Park. FEVER DIMINISHING. Guayaquil, Ecuador, Feb 13. The yellow fevs? epidemic is .diminishing. GER1MY WILL NOT CITY NEWS. The Economic league , will meet to night In G. A. R. hall. Dr Moyer, dentist, " has moved his office to 121 Bank street. St Francis Xavier's , choir will not have a rehearsal this evening. . . The best $2 men's hats made. The new spring styles just received and put into U. S. & Co's opening sale for $1.75. , ' . Special forecast for Connecticut: Rain or snow to-night, followed by f alu Saturday; colder; fresh southwest to west winds. v . . , ' ' ' The board of public safety will hold an adjourned meeting this evening for the purpose of examining applicants for positions on the supernumerary po lice force. ; The registrars and their deputies will be in session until 9 o'clock to night Electors who desire to .vote at the next primaries should make it a point to call upon them to-day. ; City Clerk Ryan has received offi cial notice of the passage of the amend ment to the charter authorizing, the board of public safety to increase the number of supernumerary officers from twenty nfive to seventy-flve. ' Mrs Mary J. Lane, aged 87 years, died last night at the horde of her daughter on Park avenue. Funeral service will be held at the house to morrow evening at 7 o'clock - by the Rev Mr Haywood of the First Baptist church. The remains will be taken to Bristol for burial on the 10:05 train Sunday morning. ;. , " The following .Is the line-up of the Co A team of this city and the Co I team of Winsted who face each other to-night at the armory, in a basketball game: Co A Spencer McKebn, -towards; Sickmund, center; Armbruster (capt) and DeBorde, guards; Brownell, substitutes. Co I Howard . and Hotchkiss, 1 forwards; Simons, center; Sykes and McPherson, guards; Stowe and Bush, substitutes. " ; ' 7 ; ; t ; There were more people about the streets to-day than , on any other day since the strike started and most of them appeared to be shoppers,- In asmuch as they did not come in on the cars "it looks as If those wno cannot be accommodated in the 'buses are be ginning to do some walking. Of course -many who made up the cr"owd could not , get along very well in the cara or 'buses, for they were in charge of baby carriages and had all they could do to take care of, their own ve hicles and ; the prattlers that" rolled about In them without bothering their heads over the strike situation. Ail other thing noticed on the streets the past few weeks Is the increase in the number of , carriages that come into the center from all sections, notably the eastern and southern' parts of the city. On next Sunday the .feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, which occurred pn February 11,. will be appropriately cele brated at Our Lady of Lourdes church. At 10:30 a solemn high mass will; be celebrated. ; The following priests will officiate: Father Oreste Alussi of New Haven, celebrant; Father Karam, dea con ; Father Pietro Pugnetti of New Ha.veh, sub-deacon; Father Slocum, as sistant celebrant. A panegyric ' upon the life of the Blessed .Virgin will be preached by Father Alussi. 'An elab orate musical program has been ar ranged. The "Sancta Infanzia" mass by Cagliero will be sung by a choir consisting of thirty-five boys and girls ranging from 10 to 12 year old. They will be accompanied by a string or chestra. In the evening at 7:30 solemn vespers will be sung and a short ser mon will be delivered. A musical se lection, "Tantum Ergo," composed by J. B. Tommasi, son of Mrs Tommasi, housekeeper for the Rev Father Karam, will be rendered by an orches tra of which Mr Tommasi is director. The funeral of Mrs John Middleton who died on Monday evening was held from the residence of her son at 76 Laurel street yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with services at Hall Me morial chapel at 3 o'clock. The deceas ed was for a number of. years a mem ber of . the ; Second Congregational church. The Rev; J. G- Davenport of that church officiated at the services. He was assisted by Mr Robbins, Mrs Cowles and Mrs Moses who . sang beautifully "My Jesus As Thou Wilt" and "Nearer My God to Thee." The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful and included a pillow from members of the family with the word "Mother" inscribed upon it; a pillow from Mrs Ford inscribed "Sister;" a standing anchor from, the employes of W. J. Stanley's room of, the Scovill Manufacturing Company ; a wreath from - the employes ; of the . soldering department of ''the Waterbury Manu facturing" company; a basket of flowers from Samuel Burton and Mrs WilUam Blatherwick; bouquets from Mr and Mrs H. II. Kershaw, Mrs C. L. Ker shaw, Miss Alice Chase; Mrs Bailey and Mrs George Hart the employes of the Novelty Manufacturing company, Mr and Mrs Dubriel, the Sunday school class,' of Miss Emma Denis of the Second Congregational church, Mr and Mrs J. Kershaw, L. IT. Toucey' and family, E. Downey, F. Ennis. E. Leach, Mr and Mrs F. Hungerfard, Mr and Mrs George Jessup Mr and Mrs Tur rell. Miss Marion Rhoden, Allie and Willie Parker, a sheaf of wheat and roses from Arthur and , Mr and Mrs Edward Walden. The pall bearers were Samuel Burton, Willis Conklin, Benjamin Conklin, Benjamin Manner ing, Mr Dubriel and Mr Holten. SAILED FOiR FRANCE. New York, Feb 13. Father Goetze, S. J a famous South African astrono mer, who has spent the last fourteen months conferring with American sci entists, has sailed for France. , He will go directly to Paris, wnere he wilVpro cure the . astronomical magnetic and meteorological instruments with which to begin work in the first reliable ob servatory ever established in South Africa. The new observatory will be located At Buluwayo, Rhodesa, South Africa, PURCHASE. Not Willing to Ask for $17, 000,000 at Fresent Time. The Four Big Battleships Now Being Constructed Must Go Elsewhere -Another Reason' Given is That the : Essential Features of the Vessels Are So . Different from Wbat Ger many Now Has. ' . . ' ' Berlin, Feb 13. The German navy, department after considering the pro posal that Germany purchase the four battleship's being constructed for Ar gentina and Chile in "England and Italy, has decided not to do so, for two reasons.- First because the government is not willing iu view of the present state of the imperial finances to ask the reichstag for the $17,500,000 required. Second, because the general staff of tlxe , navy does not wish to incorporate into the German navy gung of different calibres, and turret machinery and oth er essential features of warships which are not similar to those in use on board German built vessels. It is pointed out that the present homogeneity of the navy would be Impaired were the four warships to be acquired , by Germany, as the gunners can now be changed from ship to ship without loss of their efficiency. But if the four foreign built - vessels . .were - taken over with their armaments and separate stocks of ammunition differently drilled crewg would be . necessary. It is also asserted that the construction of all four of the ships is so far advanced that i the German constructors would be unable to change the plans. The An'saldo company of Genoa has informed the naval authorities here that the second of the Argentine bat tleships building there will be launched next week. PREMIUM FOR ADVENTUROUS. American Statesmen t Should Take . v Problem Into Consideration. New York, Feb 13. The Daily vTel egraph argues this morning that t!nr United States should establish a qua suzerainty over the republics of South America, according to a London dis- nnfVi tri 1-Vra TVIhnno v : The Telegraph says: "The Monroe doctrine involves that, As things are, a distinct premium 13 offered to adventurous and Irresponsi ble persons who can boast of ephmoral authority in these republics to play fast and loose with their external obliga tions.' Some day , or other citizens of the United States might be the victims and then the government at Washing ton would find itself confronted by tin invidous dilemma. Eitler it would have, to put up - with (a defiance or be compelled to adopt measures the em ployment "of, wMch' it; denied to other position would comport neither with the dignity nor the Interests ; of the United States. At any rate, when the Venezuelan difficulty is out of the way we trust that American statesmen will take the problem with all its comply cated and embarrassing corollaries into' most serious consideration." TRUST LEGISLATION. Curatives Will Be Applied at ' Proper Time Says Russell Sage. , New York;- Feb 13. tn a conversa tion over trust legislation Russell Sage is quoted as saying: - ; x. " 1 "The trust proposition has not reach ed a stage where the evils have present ed themselves plainly and in a definite form. Legislation at this time will only work harmful results, for no one can put his finger on the danger spots "The . situation as it appears to me,1 trust as the patient. The ; doctors aro called in. They simply watch develop ments, and time speedily develops just what is the matter. Then the cura tives are applied. 'It is the same with the trust ques tion in this country. It will not be too late to await developments and closely watch these big combinations of capi tal. . Practically 80 per cent of them are young and bad tendencies can be readily cured "when these ; make them selves felt I am in favor of allowing time and the American people to in troduce proper legislation at the proper moment" ,' , , ' ' HEART DISEASE CAUSED DEATH. Chicago, Feb 13. Captain Wiley M. Egan, member of the board of trade and for many years a business man in umcago, uiea oi neart uxsease at ui residence last night Mr 'Egan was 72 years old.. As early as 1852 he was prominent in lake shipping and char tered vessels to carry grain to Buffalo and other lake ports. He was electzl president of the Chicago board of trade in 1867 and was the oldest living ex president of that body. In addition to his other interests he was prominently identified with local Insurance , com- panies. DIED FROM HYDROPHOBIA. New York, Feb 13. Several wee!s.i ago a woman named Delia Quina, eia ployed' as a servant in the family cX Juan Navarro, the Mexican consul general here, was bitten on the hand by a fox terrier that she tried to drive from the. stoop of her master's house. The wound apparently healed perfect ly, but five days ago Miss Quinn ex perienced pain ; in her right arm and later complained of a choking sensa toin. From that time she grew rapidly worse until yesterday, when she diedt the physicians say, from hydrophobia. . SHOT BY A BURGLAR. " Buffalo, N. Y., Feb 13.-3haries Died rich, chief of police of Tonawanda, was shot twice by a burglar early to day. He had attended a ball with"his wife and a he opened his front door on returning home he was met by a man who fired four shots at him. Two took effect.' It was stated at police headquarters that his injuries wer' Eot fatal and that he was restiiiir c