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WATERBURY; CONN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS. ,VOL. XVI, NO. 62 j i i - 'o- THIRTY-EIGHTH DAY OF STRIKE-LINES TIED UP- Not By The Strikers However, But By The Big Snow Storm-Snow Plows And Cars Derailed Strikers March To Barn In Body And Give Up The Company's Property. Strikers Issue The Daily Statement. There ls.no change in the trolley Strike question to-day and from all ap Iearances there is not likely to be for some .time. The company has decided o run cars -whether people use them or not, and the "strikers are perfecting a system of carryalls "which promises to give such satisfaction that parties who may not care to patronize the cars will ae able to find accommodation In '.buses jpr automobiles. Meanwhile the public W looking on and whatever it may de cide to do later. On, it Is certain that precious ; few appear willing ; to take eats in the cars, even the ones secured Nrith screens. The 'buses are in great tftemand and the strikers feel that atter the fine weather sets in and people can serthem to better advantage , tnan at the present time they will do most of the 'business along the different, routes. ' The snow storm has upset the sched ules of both the cars and the .'buses, but if salt and sand can clear the way the trolley people -will, not get shut In. The mixture is being tossed vout in bagfuls, and while this Is contrary to a city ordinance, there seernr 'o be no may of preventing its use.: xhe city boards are getting knocked for not pulllngl- the company, 'but it is hard to "get sufficient evidence ; to convict them. Because they have salt in their - cars is not sufficient proof, i You must catch them using the stuff. ; The law -will not take hold of, the company on a charge pf keeping salt with intent to use the same, as it does against a pri vate citizen for keeping spirituous liquors , with intent to sell. V-V: V r One of the strike breakers got his back up I last night in Exchange place because some one called him a scab on his run from Naugatuck. He didn't know who had hurled the offensive epU 'thet at him. but made up his mind. to charge somebody with the offense, and with a view to starting a scrap he in vited one of the 'bus men to have a run In with him.;. The man in" the 'bus had no objection to accommodating jhe 6trike breaker, but a couple of officers happened along and put an end to the eport. The strike breaker wanted to 'make out that he . was talking to the. man that had insulted him, but upon mvestigation.it wag. found that. the 'bus In question, nor the man In charge of It, hadn't been on the Naugatuck route -. yesterday. . :: ;: v'.li. .'.v"- ' The snow plows were out nearly all ' night and it required much effort to keep the tracks opou 4urlng: the day; although plows and cars kept thunder ing a,lorig in such rapid succession ' that there :was little chance for other ver hides' to: use! the streets, .' .The: city lai borers complained that: their efforts to keep crossings- clean were of no avail. In some 'nstances the wind tossed the snow b - and where this did not hap pen the i .ow plows of the trolley com pany tumbled it in upon them so that they could make no headway. ' Proba D'yaH this was unavoidable. It Vwas a hard day., and everybody who:. was trying to , do business, on the streets, the trolley people included,' .had a tough time'oritr jrr --":''.; '':'': ' The trolley: pars had no schedule, but came in and went but whenever, the DDportunlty offered.' The 'buses worked ' along similar lines and while wheeling was bad they kept at u untu noon, when sleighs were Used instead.' If the sleighing holds out good for a week !r so the strikers expect to do a rush ing business. The North Main street line put up a stubborn resistance to the snow plow. At noon the tracks were cleared only s far as Spark street. V .,'. Manager Sewell did not have much trouble getting the punches, badges, whistles, buttons- and other property belonging to the company In possession of the men since the strike started. The strikers postponed the regular morning meeting to-day until 1 o'clock this af ternoon and t the close of the session all marched in a body to the office and turned the several articles over to the company. Each had three days' pay coming to him. The men made a very creditable appearance many remark ing that it was a pity the breach should be widening between them and their pmployers. The men were all in good ' spirits ,and appeared to be even more - confident of winning out than ever be twe. ' V-'Y1 The executive committe of the strik ers issued the following statement to day:. ' , - ' "Round thirty-eight. Division 193 still 5 strong, every muscle in perfect shape. "The natives of Bank street were given a surprise this afternoon in the shape of a parade. Owing to the serv ing of papers on each of the members of our union demanding the return of the company's property, we decided to go in a body to the main office of the company and hand over the coveted articles, as we have no further use for them at present "It may be interesting to the public - to know just how. much stock can be taken in the different statements and rumors of window breaking stone throwing and the placing of dynamite on the tracks which have been: given out with the sole hope that, they would reflect discredit, on us. v "Themotorman of one of the cars oti tbeOakville .line last Sunday was seen to deliberately smash two of the windows of his car with his controller handle. The party that witnessed this Incident is a milkman who stands ready to swear In court to the truth of this statement, lie has given us his . name..:' .; : '; :' - "We understand the officials of th? company were offering $1 per hour for raow plow work last night and could find no takers even at that price, hence the rag-time on the trolley lines to-day. The old men used to get 21 cents per hour and kept the lines open, too, "After all this howl about exnerl need men .etc. it seems strange that Councpr Farley's picked crews of sen - tlemen's sons, etc, etc, though paid -o cents per hour and (stabling) were un able to cope with this infant snow storm. It Is quite evident there is a lack of experience somewhere. '.Snow, snow, .and still the 'buses run. JUVENILE STRIKERS. Did Not Want to Go to School With ' Boy Who Rode on Caf s. . " ' The chief subject of conversation in the eastern section of the city last night and to-day is a reported strike which Is said to have occurred among the pu pils of the Hendricken school, owing to the f act that one of the- pupils rode on the trolley cars. Last Saturday a lit tle boy, Lewis Fowler, who lives on Woleott street, is said to have ridden on the trolley cars. A number of the pupils heard'of it and they were great ly Incensed. : They determined to make It hot for young Fowler.;;,. Yesterday morning y they talked it over among themselves and some of them wanted to ask the teacher to expel the offend ing pupil, i But this was considered an unwise move and It was voted down. Yesterday afternoon an opportunity was given the boys to show their feel ings'. A runaway occurred In the east end. The horse was stopped near the school and about fifteen of the boys got around the horse and the remnants of the .wagon and commenced to drive it down East Main street, at the same time shouting, 'This Is a union 'bus!" "Hurrah for the strikers!" "We want ho scabs!" That was shortly -before time for the opening of the school. By the time the boys had returned ' the horse and wagon to its owner, school had been In : session fifteen minutes. The majority of . the1 boys wanted to stay out all the afternoon and not go to school. They didn't want to go to school with a "scab," as they called their fellow' pupil ,who rode on the cars," but there were; two little boys who ' were not in f avor". of ;thlg policy. They. were obedient children and want ed to go to school. Furthermore, they proposed to squeal ' on , the others.' When they arrived there . they . were Immediately send home for excuses. The teachers knew nothing of the. real reason ( why. the children were late or the punishment might have been more severe. The children didijt : get .any excuses and didn't return to school 'yes- terday afternoon. The above story was told to the Democrat reporter by one of the would-be gtrikers-What was done: to the pupils when they returijed to school this : af tepponfor, there, was no session . of .hi:'g.ae4-'.echobla;thi, mornlnsr owing to h show storm, the writer has: not as yet ascertained. . ; DIVORCE FOR LAZINESS. Hoboken Woman Sues and Says Her 1 Husband Won't Work. ' " , New York, Feb 17. Laziness is the plea advanced by Mrs William Dingier of G29 Grand street Hoboken, In the -suit which she has begun "against heir husband Ifor divorced Dingier is a decorator. According to his wife, he has been feigning illness for Eve years in order to evade work. . His favorite illness is, she alleges, i painter's colic, -and she has lost much valuable time giving him footbaths and otherwise at tending him In his feigned dstress. STRANGLED IN AN IRON POT. Man Who Tried to Out of It Loses His Life. ' , . . Lynn, Mass, Feb 17. Suffocated in a pot of grease and the remains of a boiled dintfer, Charles Hill, a shoe maker, yas found -dead on the fioor in the house of A. L. Smiledge, rear of 81 Lynnfield streeet, on Sunday morning.. The man had evidently ben strangled by the grease and cabbage and dha died struggling . to free himself . from the kettle, ; When found his head was covered partly by the iron pot. .' THE POTTER CASE. . Schenectady, N. Y., Feb 17. Shafer & Barry, the firm employing William Potter, the militiaman, in whose action Supreme Justice Howard has rendered a decision' adverse , to him,! refuses to discharge him. and the strike of the Painters' union against this firm 1 still on with bo prospect of settlement. The case will be taken to the court of ap peals by former Justice Judson S, Lan don. the attorney employed by the Citi zens' association, which is backing Pot ter. FORMAL NOTICE RECEIVED. Washington, Feb 17. The navy de partment to-day received formal no tice, of the lifting of the Venezuelan blockade in the following cablegram from Commodore Deal of the Marietta, dated Wlllemstad: "Raised blockade, war vessels' withdrawn (from all blockaded ports." y ' , ; - ' j Croker'a Coming; Delayed. NEW YORK, Feb. "1?, Now It Is de clared that Richard Croker is positive ly not coming . to America before the next campaign. He has changed his mind regarding the time he will return to the United States. It Is stated on the highest authority Jhat Mr. Croker now has no intention of leaving Want age for' America until after next elec tion day. His original intention was to visit America during the latter part of next month. - . Badly Afflicted. . Son Pa, every now and then I see something in the papers about the "ruling passion; " what is it, anyway? Pa4 (after a cautious glance around the apartment) It's a disease your ma i is badly afflicted with, my son j ton Courier. GLEVELANDMEN HELD UP. Captured by a Honduras Gun boat and Searched. The Men Were Looking Up Their Tim ber and Fruit Investments After , Being Held' Several Days and Suf fering Many Hardships, the Gunboat Commander Released Them, ', Chicago, Feb 17. Charles Kuttler, of Duouque, la, has arrived here trom Puerto Cotez, Honduras, with the news that he and a party, of ten business men of Cleveland,' O., and other cities, had been held, temporarily, as prison-, ers of the government of Honduras, says' a dispatch to the .Tribune from New Orleans. The party was on an American schooner, , bound'' for the mouth of the Patusa river, to look after timber and fruit land investments. Off the north co'ast a Honduras Ironclad gunboat stopped the schooner, put la number , of sailors on board, . and searched the ship for contraband goods. "While a band of soldiers and sailors were going through our, clothes and oth eis : confined themselves to searching the schooner, a platoon of the crew of the gunboat , stood on the deck of the boat with rifles leveled at us," Mr Kut-. tier . said. . . . ' , . . , I "We had to throw up our hands, and when the searching was over we were taken to Puerto Gortez as prisoners of war. We were finally released ai'ter experiencing many hardships." vTheX commander of . the gunboat at tempted to smooth the matter over by inviting Kuttler, and his party to a luncheon ,at his plantation across the bay from Puerto Cortez. He also en tertained them on board, the warship. FIERCE SOUTHERN STORMS. Report From Many States Tell oi. Great Damage and Suffering'. ' LOUISVILLE, Xy., Feb. 17. Rain, toow and sleet combined . in many laces with high winds are the prevail ing conditions throughout the south. V Railroad traffic is delayed and in Inany cities the street railway service almost at a standstill. , ., : Reports from Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, northern Texas, Alabama, Georgia and all parts of Kentucky tell ' bt damage done by the ' blizzard, of Iwollen streams and suffering on the art of man and beast, of traffic of all kinds delayed and in some instances of loss of life." ' ." ' . - In Louisville, though ' the snow ' is Jnly 4.1 IrcheSjdeep, the snow has drift ed so badly that several of the trolley lines have been abandoned, snowplows Vroving powerless; : i.t:' , , . . , , . In Memphis, Tenn., the snow: and. ileet storm is one of the worst in years knd interfered" to some extent with the . Dperation of trolley, cars and the tele . Craph arid telephone; wires. . .. . At Fort Vforth and Dallas, Tex., the jnowfair was the heaviest In years, and a general blizzard prevailed through out the southwest.' Reports from .Chat tanooga, Nashville and Knoxville,' Tenn., state that sleet, snow and windv tiave V crippled the trolley wires and . Uectric light plants. In Atlanta all day a heavy rainfall ind high wind prevailed." The same fonditions are reported from many por- lions of Georgia, and the Chattahoo chee river is , rising rapidly. . The rise . m the Alabama river also continues, ind considerable damage Is anticipated while the streams in the southern part bf Kentucky are out of the banks. The Tennessee and Cumberland rivers also re rising. Severe Windstorms, attend ed by loss of life, were reported from South Carolina and Georgia. There has . been a general drop in the tempera ture throughout the south and south west' and ' intensely cold ; weather is feared. . Severe Weather In the Went. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 17. Re ports from nearly every section in Wy oming say that the weather is intense ly cold. It has ceased snowing. Heavy losses of live stock are predicted.! Ad vices from Santa Fe report a tempera ture of 5 degrees below zero, the cold est for years. All over New Mexico from Socorro north the snow is from two inches to two feet deep. Cold In Nevada. RENO, Nev., Feb. 17. This has been the coldest' February in western Ne vada in many years. For the last week the. mercury has gone to zero and 5 be low. The reservoir and supply ditch of the local water company is frozen solid and water to supply Reno is being feluiced down on top of the ice. State Prize For Trlpleti. BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 17. Guy W. Sta pleton, representative in the legislature, from Butte, has introduced a resolution to appropriate $3,000 for the benefit of triplets recently born to the wife of Stephen Murphy, a miner. Mr. Staple ton's resolution explains that the pur pose of the appropriation is to give proper recognition to the patriotic and praiseworthy result and to demonstrate to the world that the aspersions cast on Butte and the statement that nothing could be raised there is without reason,, and also for the purpose of encouraging the industry. 'Dr. Brooks Gets Comet Medal. GENEVA, N. Y., Feb. 17. Dr. Wil liam R. Brooks, director of Smith ob servatory and professor of astrondlny in Hobart college, has been awarded the comet medal of the Astronomical Society of the .Pacific for the discovery of his twenty-third comet. This is the seventh medal awarded to Dr. Brooks for his ' cometary discoveries by this Bociety. He also has the honor of hold ing the first medal ever bestowed by the society., , . ; Cyrus Townsend Brady's latest pro duction is "The Southerners." Keep an eye out for.it.'..- - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. The Borough of Naugatuck Overrrun :; With Scarlet Fever. Naugatuck; Feb 17. On account of the prominence ; of scarlet fever the board of education ' announced to-day that all the ; schools in the borough, except the Hign school and a few smail schools in the outlying districts, will suspend session for one month. There are thirty or more cases of the fever at 'present The board of education will meet the warden and frurgesses this evening and present a request for more stringent quarantine. . v sO QUORUM AT HARTFORD. 1 Storm Prevented Members From Get- ; ting to the Capitol. ' Hartford, Feb 17. There was no quorum in either the house or the sen ate this morning when it was time to begin business. Both ; houses' were called to order and a' few reports were received.: after whleh adiournment. vma laiten -unita xi:&u xo-morrow morning. There were forty members present in the house and eleven .' In the senate. Several judgeship appointments were sent in from the committee, among them , being Lucien F: Burpee f' to be judge of the city court of Waterbury. TRAINS COLLIDE. , . Biddeford, Me, Feb 17. Freight train No 254 from Portland for Boston, in charge of Conductor True and Engineer Hamilton, collided at 1:20 this morning with . freight 249, in charge of Conduc tor Brown and Engineer Austen, from Boston, at Molntirc's cut, on the east ern division of the Boston, and. Maine railroad, about a mile west; of Bidde ford." Both engines were derailed and the engine of No 249 was badly dam aged. . The? engine crews jumped in time to save themselves from serious injury. Engineer Austen sustained a sprained ankle' and Hamilton was con siderably bruised.: Three cars of each train were thrown from the track and demolished. Traffic was blocked bafl ly. The wreck is attributed to a mis-, understanding of orders on the part of some one on No 29. , . . . CARNIVAL WEEK. . , ? Chicago, Feb lj.-arnival week in New Orleans opened with the v city crowded With visitors, says a dispatch to the : Record-Herald from New Or leans. The opening social event of the week will be to-night, when the At lanteans will give their annual ball at the French opera house. Miss Alice Roosevelt and MJss Root daughter' of the secretary, of war have accepted in vitations to. attend.; ; After. dining with Mrs John Mcllhenny the party will proceed to the ; French opera r house, which is being decorated in honor of the. president's .daughter. t L - j Oarfleld, Gets an Appointment. ' WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. It is an nounced at the White House that the president: "will appoint Jsraes R. Gar field of Ohio commissioner of corpora tions under the. act creating , the . new department of commerce. Mr. Garfield is a son of the late President James A. Garfield and is at preseht a member jof the civil service . commission. t , When appointed to the civil service commis sion, M.r. Garfield was a member of the ,law .firm of Garfield . & Garfield of Cleveland, his brother, Harry , -Garfield, being the other member of the firm. He had served as a member' of the Ohio, senate and had taken a prominent part in several political ; campaigns. For some time the president: has had him under consideration' in connection with ;the position of commissioner of corporations, which is regarded as sec ond only to the secretary in importausa and power, in the neyz department , Foreiarn Cropa. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The offi cial reports on foreign crop conditions received ;, from the foreign ,; statistical agent of the depailment of agriculture at London, under date of Feb. 1, shows unseasonably mild weather In most parts of Europe during the greater part of January. Official Russian ', reports represent that a serious deficiency in winter ' grain is ; highly probable in most of European Russia, crops being almost 'entirely destroyed ( in sixteen provinces and poor in others. The Hungarian autumn crops are generally poor and the area less extensive. ;The Spanish wheat crop of 1902 is esti mated at 123,439,950 ,bushels, or. nearly 6,000,000 In , excess of the previous year, while Italy's wheat crop is 25, 000,000 bushels short of 1901.: In Great Britain reports on the growing crop were favorable. . - , Eisrht Killed by Explosion. , ' FOSTORIA, O., Feb. 17.-Ei-ght per Bons were killed and four Injured by an explosion in the Peter & Fox Magazine Cane factory. , The magazine contained a large supply of high explosives used in the manufacture of caps for maga zine canes. It will never be known how it happened that some of the explosive let go. There was a terrific report that shook the town, and in a moment the entire factory was in flames. : Will Proecnte Striker. , COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 17. Everything is quiet at the United States Reduction and Refining compa ny's plant. The standard plant is run ning under guard with 250 men. War rants are being prepared for the arrest &. the strikers who met with employees of the mills and beat them. The officers of . the reduction company state that all such offenses will be prosecuted. Prenidc nt Still For Cram. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. President 'Roosevelt has expressed to those sena tors who have called on him the hope that the senate would confirm the nom ination ,of Dr. D. H. Crum to be col lector of the port of Charleston, S. C. The president has no intention of with drawing the nomination and desires tha, . senate take definite action on t - BRYAN QUIZZED BY REPORTER Refused to Say Whether . He Would Support Judge Parker. Thinks the Kansas City Platform Will Be Indorsed He Does Not Think, a Candidate of the Old School Will Be Named to Head the Democratic 1 Ticket Next Year., New York, Feb i7. William J. Bry an will go from here to Baltimore,. to day. In an interview this morning he is quoted.; as answering the ques tion: , " , . "What attitude will you take in the event of a candidate of the old school of v democracy being named for presi dent?" by saying: "J- wlUnot assume that there can be suoh a revolution In the party as would place the men who have been against it In control next year. "The next platform, in my opinion, will, in every essential nantieular. re affirm the principles of the Kansas City platform. ; I firmly believe it will be along those lines, of course covering the new additional questions that have or may arise. I do hot believe the platform Of, 1900 will be repudiated." 'If ah eastern man Is nominated will you support. him?" - "It depends on what he thinks; not where he is found." ' "Do you think the nomination ( of' Judge Parker would ,'b satisfactorv?" "I prefer not to say anything about Judge Parker now," was the reply. TWO BILLS PASSED. Philippine Currency and Indian Supply Through Senate. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. There was no debate on the statehood bill in the 'senate yesterday.. The Indian , appro priation bill and the Philippine cur rency bill both- were passed. Mr.' Vest while the Indian bill was up called at tention to a point of order which had been made agalnstone of its provisions on the ground that it was new legisla tion. The senate, he said, had passed the Philippine government bill as a rider ; to the army, appropriation bill, and yet ruled other provisions out. . All rules,: he said, were violated when a majority was n favor of any measure, f Mr. : Morgan spoke on a question ' of privilege regarding the dispatch which recently appeared in the public prints purporting to be signed by the Colom bian minister to Mexico,' Senor Rafael Reyes, ifl which Se-nor; Reyes tobit ex ception to an alleged Jstatem0n.t by Mr, Mors&n ja pehatitbt jhe pbioin bian president; had. sold out and abdi cated for" $1,000,000." . Mr. Morgan de clared that there was afbetrayal of the senate in the matter of what transpires at executive sessions and vthat Senor Reyes had . violated a principle of diplo macy when : he obtained : Information surreptitiously from persons f ahie to their trust. , , The i Philippine currency bill as passed: by, the . senate prescribes that the unit of value in .the : Philippines shall be the gold peso; of twelve and hine-tenths grains of gold, nine-tenths fine, said gold peso to become the unit of -value when the government in . the Philippines shall have, coined and ready for circulation not less than 5,000,000 of the silver pesos provided for in the bill. The gold coins of- the ; United States at the rate of $1 for two pesos shall be legal tender in the islands. The Mil alsb provides for an additional coinage of 75,000,000 silver coins of the denomination of 1 peso which shall be legal tender except where provided by contract. Coins of the denomination of 50 centavos, 20 centavos and of 10 centavos also are provided for, all such coinage to be under the authority of the government of the Philippine Is lands in such amounts as it may deter mine, with the approval of the secretary of war. The bill also provides for the issue of certificates of indebtedness to maintain the parity of the silver and gold pesos, such certificates outstand ing at any one time to be limited to $10,000,000 or 20,000,000 pesos. Chairman Cooper of the house com mittee on insular affairs says that as soon as the bill is received from the senate by the house it will be sent to conference. ,'', The house disposed of a number of bills under suspension of the rules, de feating two. The most important meas ure passed was the senate bill to amend the railroad safety . appliance law. A special order was adopted which prac tically will make the Fowler currency bill a continuing order for the remain der of the session, not, however, to in terfere with conference reports, appro priation bills and other privileged mat ters. . ,.'. ... " . -. .. vS PLATT OPPOSED AMENDMENT, Washington, Feb 17. Soon after the senate met to-day Senator Hoar of the committee on judiciary reported the Littlefleld anti-trust bill as amended. Mr Piatt of Connecticut of the com mittee stated that it was no a unani mous report and that he was opposed to it. Concerning the new features, he said that even if they were within the constitutional authority of , con gress they were miischievlous and would work great injury to : business1 interests. . ' - . . MINERS GO ON STRIKE. ' Victoria, B. C., Feb 17. About 800 miners at Nanaimo, employed by the WTestern Fuel Co of San Francisco, have gone on strike. They ask for a general advance of from 75 to 80 cents a ton, 25 cents per day for using safety lamps and $1 a ton more for mining In the lower level, which runs under , the sea. ' ' ""''. "' "The Southerners" is a true story of life in the south and will please yon KING OPENED PARLIAIV1ENT TO DAY. MANY WIDOWS THERE. Eighty-Two Year Old Man Gives Birth- ' day Celebration. . " Syracuse, N. Y., Feb 17. From 4 to 8 p. m. to-day Alfred A. Hewlett, on of Syracuse's wealthy citizenf cele brates his 02nd birthday by giving. a reception to 150 widows. The whole function ds to be in cliarge of women. Women do the cooking, serve the menu, furnish the music, have charge of the carriages and Mr Howlett will be the only man present. - Mr How lett is a widower. ' He is personally acquainted, with all but three of his guests and he knew the husbands of the latter. ' ' , . An Advance For Telegrapher. '' HAZLETON, Pa., Feb. 17. A 10 pr cent ; increase in - wagesl dating ; from Feb. 1 has been granted the telegraph operators on the Delaware, Susque hanna and Schuylkill railroad, which handles the output of the Coxe Bros. & Co. and other collieries. - , . ' "Mitchell In Chicago. CHICAGO, Feb. 17. Six thousand people crowded the' Auditorium at the demonstration of the local labor unions in honor of John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers. .The great est enthusiasm was shown Vheh Mr. Mitchell appeared on the platform, and his speech later In the evening waa re ceived with cheers, i , ' - Half a Million For Charities. BERLIN, Feb.' 17. Albert Pf aff, who jdecorated and furnished most of the great transatlantic liners of the Hamburg-American and, ; North German Lloyd companies, - has died.. He be queathed ' about , 1 $500,000 to various obaritiaa ' 1 ' CITY NEWS. A'daughter was born last evening to Mr and Mrs Henry Hallock of Wood street ' '," The Plumbers' union Local 22, will tmeet in Buffers' and Polish ers hall at 8 . o'clock to-night. You certainly will open, your eyes at the large line of silk and fancy vests lu U. S. & Go's sale for $1.30. A meeting of the Retail Drug Clerks association will be held in Carpenters' and Joiners' hall to-night at i, 10:30. Every member is requested to attend, as very important business! will be transacted. ' , " George W. Gee and his friend, Will Uam Hardie, hoth colored, got Into a muss in Harrington's lunch wagon on the green this afternoon and broke a window. Whereupon they, took to their heels up North Main street. Henry Freeman, a hack driver, complained to Officer Noonan, , who took up the trail without losing a second The officer nn'h'hfMl ! mAti hn TsTorth ' etnnnrfl ' and landed them In the, police station. They are cnargea witn Dreacn or ine peace. ; The directors of .the new hotel com pany i will hold f- an important meeting this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The com mittee oh a site for the hew building will make a reports They have received an answer to their, offer to purchase one of , the local sites, but the answer wasn't made public j until after the meeting to-day, when final action' will probably be taken on the proposed site. The committee on a site consists of F. B. ; Rice, George B. Boyd and Otis Nor throp. ;, ,f( - . Mrs 'Mary Ann Moran, wife of James C. Morah, died early ; this morning at the family , residence ,57 Center street. Besides her' husband deceased ' leaves three sons and one daughter, her par ents Mr and Mrs Patrick Donnelly of Torrington, three sisters and one brother. The funeral will ' take place on Thursday morning at 9:30 from the family residence to ; the Immaculate Conception church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Torrington. V i, ; ; - V The teachers and pupils of the Walsh school, will be delighted when the win ter season is over. : They, are not at. all in love with the heating system, or rather the "freezing" system, as the pupil-teachers of the training school call it, in, use at .the school. It is claimed that the seating system has been working very badly all the win ter and that the teachers and pupils have been nearly frozen at times..!. It Is no fault of the janitor. He does . as well as possible uodr the circum stances. .:.s., ': i :'" ' :'V;'C V: ' .v.: :' : v.j, , The trains are being delayed to-day by the snow storm from half an hour to an hour. Owing , to three freight cars jumping the tracks on the Nauga: tuck division near : the! plant of the Holmes, Booth & Haydens Co, .early this morning, the trains which should arrive at the Naugatuck station at 7:04, 8:35 and 9:23, , were further delayed. All three were stalled, one after the other. 5 : It was after 10 o'clock before the cars were pulled back onto the tracks and the trains were able to con tinue their journey. In the meantime the passengers had alighted : and walked to. the station. v , ; The funeral of Dr George H. Waters, took ; place yesterday : afternoon from his late home on Abbott avenue with, service by the Rev F. D., Buckley and interment in Riverside cemetery. The honorary pall bearers were J. H. Hart Charles Stancliffe, Judge George II. Cowell, Judge C. W. Gillette. J. K. Smith and Representative F. E. Cross. The active pall bearers were E. L. Dickinson. W. W. Munsion and , Com missioner P. B. Reeves of Ansantawae encampment, all past grands of Nosa hogan lodge, and Samuel II. Patterson. Seron . Decker and ; W. - J. Larkin of Nosaliogan lodge. ' Delegations from Nossahogan lodge 'and Ansantawae en campment L O. Oj F., and Harmony lodge, F. of A., were present. The State Dental association was repre sented by Dr Frank J. Erbe of this city. There was a large number of flnral tributes. . Speech of Edward Read From Steps of Throne. . FRIENDLY WITH THE POWERS This Was the Opening Paragraph of', the Speech The Venezuelan Ques tion Touched Upon-Queen Alexan- 1 dra, Surrounded by State Officers, 'Present During Reading of Speech. London, Feb 17. Ktog Edward, ac companied by Queen Alexandra, and . surrounded by the court and ofilcers of state, opened parliament to-day. ' In the morning the vaults of the houses ' were searched as usual for imaginary, conspirators .by the yeomen of the guard. The movements of the troop' taking up positions along the route of the procession followed, soothe crowds which Jiad been attracted by . the fine weather -and the desire to witness the royal pageant did not lack entertain ment during the long wait The royal procession, consisting of six state car riages , escorted by Life Quards, left Bucklngrhaim palace at 130 p. m. Their majesties were seated in the last car riage,whlch was drawn by the eight Hanoverian horses which Mve flgiired in' all the, recents. royal ceremonies. The king and queen reached the Vic toria ; tower through: the 'Mall, tha Horse Guards' and Whitelialh ' AH the officers of state, in varied uniform ?, were assembled at the royal entrance of the . house of peers . to recoJve the king, f The.t procession, -.which was identical with that of the previous sim liar ceremony,' formed and, headed bv the pursuivants. 'and heralds, marched to the'robtagr. rodm,-.heir majestic- being .Jmmedately preceded. by tha sword of state, carried by the Marquis of Londonderry. - After the robing the procession re-formed and, with a blast of trumpets, advanced to the peers' chamber, the puke of Devonshire, Iox-d president of the council,'preceding their majesties . with the imperial crown, Which he, carried 'on k cushion. The king ; then, 'seated himself. , ' on th throne, the lords bearing the cup of maintenance and the sword of state standing on the right and left Thft queen sat on the left of the king and the Prince of Wales on his right. Them of com mons were " then summoned and -011 their arrival -the lord high : chancellor. Earl . Halsbury, ' kneeling, handed the king the ' speech, which his majesty reacl from ,the steps of the throne as follows: .' . ' . , v "My Lord's and Gentlemen: My re lations with all the foreign powers con tinue friendly. r ' . ' , . , "The blockade of ' the -Venezuelan ports has led to negotiations for th? adjustment .of ,all the ' matters in dis pute. I rejoice that a J settlement has now been arrived at which has justi fied the blockading powers in brlngins: .all hostile navar operations to an im mediate close.t . , ''Negotiations have taken place f of an adjustment of the questions which' -have arisen In regard to the boundary of iny possessions. In North America and that of the territory of Alaska, A treaty ' providing for the reference of. these , questions to' an. arbitration tri bunal has been signed and ratified." , , The speech next referred to the BaI- kan question,; saying: , , , . , "The condition of the European prow lnces of Turkey gives cause for seri ous anxiety. ,i I have used my best of- forts to Impress on the sultan and his ministers the urgent need of practical well considered measures of f reform." ' After noting that Austria and Rus sia have been considering the refonm which the signatories of the treaty o' Berlin should recommend to the sul tan, the : speech adds: . v "I . trust that the proposals wil prove sufficient for the "purpose ant that ! I shall find it , possible to give them my hearty support." , ; The king next "mentioned the , Aden. Hinterland dispute' and the Somaliland expedition and then turned ' to South Africa, on which subject "he said: "The progress of events In South Af rica has been satisfactory. The visit of the colonial (secretary has already been productive of the .happiest results and the opportunity it has prov ided for personal conferences with Lord Mlmer and -the ministers of the self-"e-nvernine colonies and the representav, tlves of all ! interests and opinions haV ereatly conduced to a smooth adjust ment of many difficult questions and ti the removal of many occasions of mis understanding." ' ' ; After referring, to the Kano (Nigeria) expedition and the Indian durbar tha king said: - ' 1 . "I am glad to be able to state that the latter Imposing ceremony coincid ed with the disappearance of the drought and agricultural distress lu western India and .that the prospects for - both agriculture and commere'e throughout my Indian empire are more encouraging and satisfactory than, for some time past." ' . ,, - The king; and .queen returned to Buckingham palace at 3 o'clock.. The crowds everywhere greeted, their maj sties with enthusiasm.-'. ' " DEATH OF A VETERAN. Torrington, Feb 17. Edward Dwyei a veteran of the civil war, died at his home In Litchfield thlsi morning. Dur ing the war he held the rank of ser geant of Co D,' Connecticut Heavy ar tillery. LABOR BILLS PASSED. Salem, "Ore Feb 17. The senate has passed three labor bills, one to pro hibit blacklisting, one to punish decep tions in securing employes, and a third to protect employes in' the right to join and not to jom labor unions. r