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BURGLARS VISIT TOWN OF CANAAN.
Post Office and Savings Bank Burned As Result. POST OFFICE ' SAFE LOOTED. I The Fire Loss to the Town Is $10,000- About $1,000 in Money and Stamps Iofit by Postoffice Burglars Fright- luOBl WJT i vLW"v- e, I ened Away Before Completing WorK. Canaan, March 3 A business block, rontainlnz the postoffice, a jewelry tore and a savings bank, destroyed with all its contents by fire, a dwelling house partly ourneu, uuu at m J 1 A. 1 AO r rmt TMnrd of a V1SH OL aie.lw"' rT JmrlT to - Uurgiars to ims t day. The loss by fire ls estiinaieu t 0,000, while it is believed that cash U BtmnS taken from the postoffice ,-M- i. K,.crlaiv, after tUey Jiaa -mount to $1,000. On acocunt oi vu ' t A. t heat of the ruins It was impossible to , j. I KI mnrnlnir whether , tne asecruiiii mis iuuu-o cfA in the lewelry store of F. K. Col- ,, uh oracited. The' officials of 1U UCfcV- K finnan Savings bank, however, se cured access to tneir vault after the onH frvnnrt all tne contents intact. . a v,t tvia nnrelars were It is guyyv&eu niw . j-hL-A wT before they had com- .i:,: " ia hv the fire !Lrhi.i. thAv nronablv started accidental- tyietea men- vciomvu ly while at work in tne jewwiiy n.u- 4.i,Ai iitmirhire was not greatly nuiwv j - .. , . t-r-a I hurried, however, is indicated by the fact that they led out an wo , . 1L-OU1 , OIW1 in the rear of the postomce ifinr h beat one, niicueu uhjj . wagon from which they had previous- ly removed the pole, replacing it with ehafts The horse and wagon were lafpr found in Winsted, twenty miles the burglars having apparently boarded an early train there on tne Vansratuck division of the New York, New Haven and. Hartford railroaci. A cry of fire raised by a milkman -a nnnn neoDle their first warning of the blaze, and as the flames were then under good headway it was im possible with the limited fire fighting .nriBTatllS at" hand tO Save tne OUllU- nr Snmd nftwder stored in the rear I of the Jewelry store exploded and de- etroyed one wail 01 me u"6- fortunately none 01 iue y-yv - or. thn Rtrusrzline with the , blaze was injured. A neighboring dwelling also burned. Both the immori structures were owned by Sher wood O, Cummings of .South Norwalk, ami wBTO mrtlv.insured," . Acording to information obtained by the local authorities to-day, tne uur glars walked to this village from Ash ? ?. . i .nnt.0tinn wmmi ia tw. miiM from the Connect!- .t.M'iinA tho house of John Tur- ner was' entered and articles of clothing nd food were taken. Attempts were made to enter the residence of Arthur Parsons, and the general store of Frank Smith, but at each of these places tne Intruders were frightened away, The car barn of 'the Central New Encland railroad was apparently the first- nlflOA entered in this village. At the car barn two CIhsJfaff' mx-,A VtAn utranA nrnnnn V listen IHTPr in uu iuB ----- - I l,LyiU8 ,r TiZI, t, Oliice. il is uciicicu -" f I ouice aaits wu as an expiosiou near-by residents at at time though it is not known that anyone got out of bed to investigate the cause, bOUt 4 I o'clock there were cries of , fire, and then the villagers, thoroughly aroused, turned out to find the Cummings block In flames This block was a one-story struc ture of brick, was owned by Sherwood C. Cnmmintta of South -Norwalk. It was located on Main street, and was occupied at the north end by the post office. at the south end by the Canaan Savings bank, while between- these was the Collins jewelry store. The village is poorly equipped -with fire fighting apparatus, having only a small quantity of hose for use with hydrants; and as the nre was under . good headway when the alarm was given, it was imprac tlcable to save the bnildin?. When discovered, the fire was in the rear of the jewelry store, where there was a took-of powder ami, cartridges kept for sale, une maze soon communicat ed to the . powder, causing two separate explosions which blew out the front wall of the building From the Cummings block, which was entirely destroyed, the fire swept to a frame dwelling house on the north fd, owned by Mr Cummings, and oc cupied by Mrs Sarah Hamm as a board Ing house. This building was partlv burned, while a building on the south Hide of the Cum miners block, owned bv f?. L. Parsons & Son, was scorched tToth these buildings were kept well (overed by hydrant streams, and tills loubtless prevented the flames from (nveepinig away the entire village. On account of the heat of the ruins t rtpoo mnir iHme after the fire before r - -- . -M In the Cummings building to ascer tain their condition. It was found pyentually that th postoffice safe had l)pen dynamited, and that the entire wMitents had been taken away. Al- housfh the postoffice employes were re- Icent about the loss In the absence ,f the postmaster, Attorney Henry Waback, who was out of town, it ls stlmated that it will reach $1,000. The fafe ds said; to. have , contained , the funds of the office as wen as a consiu- jrable amount in stamps. TWENTY-FIVE TON FLY WHEEL. New Haven, March 3. A twer Ive ton fly wheel in the New Haven Pulp and Board factory burst during the night and knocked down the entire front wall of the building. No one ivas hurt. The plant will have to close, down for a month. The damage , is estimated at 000. ONE OF KNAPP'S VICTIMS. Body Discovered by Deck Hands of Steamer Bellevue. New Albany, xnu, March a. Coroner Starr or tins city was positive iai ., ,..,. i, ,, r,g flirt bfwiY ot iiannan. Uoaaard Knapp, tne sec ond wne and one of the victims or Al- ired Knayp, under arrest at Hamilton, O. The Dody was discovered yester- day by some deck hands irom Uie otoamai. Pallavim flnatiTUr 111 thft riVel" near tWg cl It was nude wJtll tne exception of a pair of black stockings over a pair of white lisle thread half- hose. The stockings were held m place just above tue knee with blue ribbons. On the woman's finger was a. irolri band rinar .'embossed and orna- mented With three small birds and an -. , " , t w,"" VV8V . . , i me appearance " Sfttae aIt bad f swoUen and u i - eyes, were aiscoioreu, uiougu ,il i light gray. The woman appeared to. have been about five feet, two Inches in height and rather slight. Around her nakle was a bandage, showing that the woman had suffered some kind of an injury before her death Coroner Starr telegraphed the facts in the case to the authorities at Ham f fnSpr!nttnTi Qf tLe the jewelry cor- .. in ,loton i with thnt Af " o ' c I Hannah Goddard Knapp. An attempt win De made to-day by the family or -- , Aioany.,. inu, -Aiarca d.-uwara . King, whose wife is a sister of Alfred KnapP. arrived here to-day and posi- tively identified the body of the ' wo- man fnd in the Ohio river as that of ,Knapps ,thlrd Wife,-Hannah Goddard Knapp . f SERIOUS STRIKE THREATENED. One That Will Tie Up Half the Trans portation Lines, i - Ohlpnirn CAt-v Mllwnv n-nfl nf thA Motrn. nnl !f . wi j -oii-nq tlireatene(1 ,general Htrikes that will tie up half the transportatlooi lines of the clty lf they zo Into effect Aroused to a high pitch of , excitement because the arbitration 'board engaged upon to settle the grievances of the cable splic ers, of-the Chicago , City Railway Co. over which a strike was narrow! v averted two weeks ago, has. done noth ing, officers of the South Side - Car men's union bave Issued an ultimatum to General Matiflo-Ar Ainnnrtvh a-n.t of the arbitrators, that no more names from which a third arblti-ator mav be chosen would be submitted, and that If the board was not completed by noon to-aay a strike would occur. The names of 60 men. 25 from each side, have been presented to Judge Sears 'and Mr Prentiss, and they have been unable to agree upon the third member of the board., , The sentiment amonir th mm' Ho x en for a strike all along and it was Amln rnAMaA.i xt... .-. 1 vj FYcuteu tui-ougu to mnuence X. -a-majgamatea AssoclaUon of JSTTPftr Kill WAV h mn nvu Jtiw 1 xsationai Organizer G. O. Pratt. Now. Mr Pratt is ready for a strike if terms flre not speedH mad .and th . , . . . JA . l,,u wuiui.i ouyvil, VI. Five names were submitted to-day. These are absolutely the last names to 'be suggested, 'and the entire situation now rests in the hands of Mr Prentiss and Judge Sears. The employes of the Metropolitan company demand an Increase in pay which the officers say they cannot grant. REFUSED TO JOIN. Hartford TroUeymen's Action Upset Labor Scheme. A New Haven paper last night print ed a story of which the gist was given i In the following paragraph: . "A move ment to form a combine of all the un ions of trolley employes of the state for the purpose of placing a demand for increased wages with their respective companies has fallen through because of a refusal of the trolleymen In two of the largest cities in the state, Hart- rora and New Haven,, to Join the scheme. A local trolley company employe. who said that he was in a position to almost certainly have heard of any or ganizers having been In this eitv. said last night that he had heard nothing oi ine matter. The step had been under wav for some time and emissaries of the would- be organizer have been in all the larcer ckles with a view to 'ascertaining the sentiment of the trolleymen. At the Sfime -Hmo on nffomnf being made to organize the Hartford n,, ... ... "jiuii, uux uiey wouia nave none The trolleymen of BridceDort Nor wich and one or two other smaller cit ies had partially agreed to enter the scheme. The work had been conduct ed very secretly, but the whole plan was unfolded to a prominent official oy a man m his employ. ELFRIDA TO STAY. Jsew Haven, March 3. Assurance has been, eiven Commander Averiil of the Connecticut Naval battalion that the practice ship Elfrlda, loaned by the navy department to the state will not be taken away at present from the naval militiamen. COMLEY BOBS UP AGAIN. Hartford, March 3. The senate after a long and heated discussion accepted the report of the committee making Judge Comley a Judge of the city court of -Bridgeport. . , ; il Pick Up Freight Derailed By a Switch Engine. Early Morning Trains Were Delayed In Consequence-Nine Freight Cars Were Piled in a Heap on the East Bound Tracks. Stamford, March 3 Great ruction was occasioned in the New York, New Haven & Hartford freight yards here early to-day by a freight wreck. Part of the early morning freight train east bound, known as the "pick up," was derailed by a collision with a switch engine on a siding. Through some confusion the freight was sent over the wrong track and crashed into . 1 TZC m swncuuig wwiuouve. xicigiiL cars were piled up on the two east bound tracks on the main line and over two hours were consumed in clearing away the debris. As a result the early morning trains for New York were mucu unnjcu. oiuuumg vu. . imv tv - .on ? fr .th nT,s1flArflhlft force into a "block" post, and thus saved from being precipitated into the street. Engineer Case and Fireman Dougherty of the switching engine Jumped before the collision and escap ed Injury. Two hours later the engine of the wrecked freight was undertaking to make a switch. The rails spread, the lodomotive toppled over and rolled down an embankment 18 feet, high. Engineer French jumped from his cab, . l -. . . 1... - . j. j I.U l. lanaea on ui leec. ami uemj uuauiB lu control his momentum dashed into a brook of water. He escaped with a uiencmiw. MEAD ARRESTED AGAlfl. Justice Who First Tried the Case Was Not Qualified. Collinsville. March . 3. Warren , D. Mead., who was arrested last Friday on the change of having; assaulted Miss Jennie Barnes, was re-arrested to-day, it having been alleged that Jus tice Perry, by whom Mead was held for the superior court, was not quali fied to act as a justice. After the hearing Mead's counsel discovered that the justice had not complied with -the' law, which directs him to take the oath of officA once a vear. Mead will be relied before Justice Taft of Union- vuie on imaay evening, MOLDERS ON STRIKE?. Went Out Because Company Refused to , Discharge Man. : , New Britain. March 3. Fifty mold- ers in the foundry of the Russell & Erwln Manufacturing company, refus ed to work this morning unless Will iam. Morgan, a former member of the ed or the company discharge him. The company refused to discharge him and the molders went out. PROPOSAL ACCEPTED. Washington, March , 3. Attorney General Knox to-day announced that he had received from the Panama ca nal company an acceptance of the pro posal for an extension of an option on the canal company's property held by the government. The option will be kept alive until the ratification of the . .. ... pending treaty, whether the treaty is ratified before or after the present .- Malne'i Crew Behave Badly. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 3. As the result of beating a sergeant and a private of the local police force, re ceived at the hands of sailors from the battleship Maine Saturday evening, and the showering of eggs and vegetables over the side of the ship on them by marines, Chief of Police Johnson will make formal complaint to the navy de partment. In the statement now pre paring the chief of police makes spe cific complaint against the officers of the warship and calls attention to what be characterizes the lack of discipline and semlmutlnous conditions apparent. Socialist Trlunph la Copenhagen. COPENHAGEN, March 3. The city council last night elected a socialist house painter named Jensen as mayor of the finance department. After the election a torchlight procession, com posed of members of all the trades unions with bands of music, accom panied the new mayor from the city hall to the offices of the newspaper So cial Demokraten, where speeches were delivered and songs were sung. There was an enormous crowd and the dem onstration degenerated into disorders and a fight with the police. Many were Injured and some arrests were made. Married a Japanese. NEW YORK. March 3. The mar- riaee of Miss Florence Louise Cress- well, twenty-seven years old, and Chu jiro Koehi of Japan has been reported to the Hudson county (N. J.) bureau of vltol ctotlutlna ThA nonimnnv wns I)M formed recently by the Rev. Thomas Hall in Jersey City. The bride was un til recently a teacher, at Bryn Mawr college. The groom said he had been connected with the biological depart ment of Princeton university and that he intended to take his bride to Japan to live. Hew York Senators Bnavnn, WASHINGTON, March 8. The con ferees 1 on the sundry civil appropria tion bill in their agreement have left 4. J- A- 1 A- AMV.MAnw4A4. I ing $2,000,000 for a site for the New York postoffice over the station of the Pennsylvania railroad. This amend ment was offered by Senator Piatt, fa vorably reported by the committee on public (buildings and grounds and ac cepted by Senator Allison, In charge of the bill. Both the New York senators urged the retention of the appropria tion, but the house conferees would not yield. WRECK Sill BRYAN WILL LEAD Tells His Friends What He Wil1 Do At Next Convention. NAME INDEPENDENT TICKET. If the Gold Democrats Triumph at the National Convention He Will Lead His Followers , from the Hall and Work for the Old Platform. New York,' March 3.-William J. Bryan has informed his Intimate friends in this city, tMys the Tribune, that If the gold, and plutocratic demo crats triumph In the next national democratic convention he will lead his followers from the hall and nominate an independent democratic ticket with a platform that will enlist the support of the- radicals. "The friends of Mr Bryan," said one of the Nebraskan'g coadjutors, "are keeping the fires of true democracy burning on the altar of ; democracy. There is something worse than defeat. It ls a sacrifice of principles. Now, don't make any mistake. Not all the democrats who voted the regular ticket in 1896 and again in 1900 were in fa vor of all things In the platform. But the platform was : nine-tenths right, and should have had the support of every democrat." CHAPLAIN COURTMARTIALED. Because He Would Not Pay f or.Daugh- ter's Elopement Trousseau Denver Col, March 3. The trial by courtmartlal of Chaplain Halsey C. Gavitt. on charge of conduct unbecom ing an officer and a gentleman was held at Fort Logan yesterday. The trial is the outcome of a civil suit brought against Chaplain Gavitt by a Chicago dry . goods firm ' to recover a debt of $371, which was contracted by his daughter several years ago. In his testimony yesterday Chaplain Gavitt said the debt was contracted by hia daughter in buying a trousseau before her elopement with Aclie Jewell, son of a wealthy Chicago merchant, He declared that he paid part of it, but de clined to pay more when he learned that the firm was trying to collect It from Jewell's family. Testimony was Introduced to show Chaplain Gavitt's gallant conduct in Cuba and the Phil ippines. The case was finished and the finding, will be sent to Washington before becoming public' ENROLLED YESTERDAY. Detroit, Mdch, March 3. At ft meet ing of the executive committee of the Lake Carriers' association . yesterday, the question whether the immense fleet of the Pittsburg ? Steamship Co I would belong to the re-organized car riers' association was answered in the affirmative, the company toeing enrolled yesterday. GREAT GRANDSON OF CLINTON. Chicago, March 3. DeWdtt Clinton, an actor who came to Chicago as lead ing man in the stock company playing at the Busb Temple, died early this morning of acute nephritis. ; Ills wife, known on the stage as Edna Ellsner, was with him. Clinton was a great grandson of former Governor Clinton; of New York. : FAILURE ANNOUNCED. Boston, March 3. The failure of A. B. Turner & Brother of 16 State street was announced on ihe stock exchange to-day. The flr mwas largely Inter ested In Massachusetts consolidated mining and in western . railway pro jects. The failure Is 'attributed to the tight money market. EXCHANGED RATIFICATIONS Washington. March 3. Secretary TTav and Sir Michael Herbert ex changed ratifications of the Alaskan boundary treats, to-day. The prepara tion of the cases of the two sides will be proceeded with all speed,' for, under the treaty, they must De suDmitteq. to the arbitrators within sixty days. FIREMEN INJURED. New Haven. March 3. A two-story dwelling ihouse in West Haven was gutted by fire to-day and four firemen I wera inlured by a falling chimney. The building belonged to Dr T. L. At- wood of Woodbury. The loss is esti mated at $2,000. . . ' Chicken Pone. Take two chickens of about four pounds in weight, cut into pieces to pack closely in a saucepan, cover with water, sprinkle with pepper, salt and sweet marjorum; keep the pan. covered while it boils. Allow it to boil till the flesh drops from the hones. Remove from the fire, take the meat from the liquor, remove the bones, fat, skin and gristle; then out tho meat into very small pieces it is better not to chop it, as that ab sorbs the iuices, but it Bhould be made as fine as possible on a plate. Boil- the water down to one pint. Have ready two ounces of gelatine and place it over tne nre, stirring until dissolved. Then -add the sea soned chicken and let all boil togeth er a few minute.s, stirring gently to keiT from burning. .Four into molds and when cool set on ice to harden. An old or tough fowl served in this wav makes a very palatable dish. Detroit Free Press. German Benefactre. Representatives of all the kings of Europe marched in the funeral proces sion of the late Baroness von Cohn- Oppenheim, daughter of the old Em peror William's banker. The baroness was a benefactress on a grand scale and did more for literature and art than all the princes of Germany together. Some time ago, when a number of poor peo ple lost money in a bank in which she was interested, site paid their claims, amounting to $2,000,000, in full. Lon don Mail. i pie company as; Attorneys Trying: to Get at the Hoot of Trouble. Attorney Durant Said As He Was the One the Otherg Seenicu. to Be After, He Wanted to Make a Statement Says He Is Willing to Be Examined, But Wants a Fair Show. The hearing on the application of E. R. Perkins, receiver, to obtain informa tion as to where he is at in the affairs of the Domestic Pie Baking Co, was adjourned in the district court this morning iJef ore Judge 'Cowell until Sat urday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. But there was a lively discussion before this decision was arrived at. Attorney Cole, representing Attorney Durant, and Mr3 Margaret Grebbins, who was granted judgment in foreclosure against the company some time ago for several thousand dollars, objected to any proceedings being taken under Mrs Grebbins's name. i Attorney Bronson, representing creditors, said he was desirous that his people should get their share of the proceeds. "Somebody,'' said he, "has done something to conceal the actions of somebody else concerned in this matter, or he was brutally ignorant. All the property Receiver Perkins got hold of was the stock book of the pie company. If there were any other books of the company to be had he wished they would be leftwith the court, so that they could be reached. Attorney Durant then arose and said he would like to say something. No' objection being made, he said: "I'm the one they're after.-' This matter has been brought here under the name of Judge Cole's client, Mrs Grebbins. I have books to show all I did In the trans action. I'm willing to be examined, willing to tell all I know at any time, but I don't know what right they have got to bring me into court. I want a fair av here. I'm the one that is ridi culed, laughed at and ; roasted, and I want the matter disposed of." Attorney Bronson replied that so far as the books of the company are con cerned he saw none on the table, nor did he know if any books were kept. "When we see these books we shall see who is responsible,',' said he. "What information have you that there were no books?" asked Attorney Durant. 11 "Wuest says you gave him nothing but the stock," replied Attorney Bron son.- Wuest is the present owner of the concern. -"He got all the books we had," said Attorney Durant. "If he has not got them now It Is not my fault." ' "He did not say that you gave him any," replied Attorney Bronson. ' Attorney Church, counsel for the re-cetver,J-asked Attorney "Durant if he had an inventory. Attorney Durant said he had not, but he could give one from memory. Attorney Russell, -who said he ap peared for Attorney Durant in the ab sence of Attorney Cole, said this mat ter has been , tried In the newspapers, and it was all very Irregular. The whole business from the first to the present time, was irregular. Why ; Attorney Durant should be in court he could not understand. There was nothing on the short calendar to Justify his presence. The present , proceedings were nothing but a fishing excursion. It was not fair to Attorney Durant to bring him here. ' - Attorney Durant to Attorney Church "What are you after?" Attorney Church: "If you go on the stand I'll tell you." - - Attorney Russell said the papers in the matter wer- open to anyone who wished to see them, to which Attorney uhurch answered that if Attorney Rus sell .would put that on paper the pro ceedings would . go ahead. Attorney Russell said he would put it on short calendar: that it. has not been there. Attorney Church replied that it was on short calendar last Saturday. . The court said the question for him to decide was regarding a postpone ment, to which Attorney Russell asked: "Adjourn what? The matter of Greb bins vs the Pie Baking Co? That bas already been disposed of, judgment having been given for Mrs Grebbins." He said that if Mr Perkins was re celver he should have given a bond, but he not having given a bond, he could not legally act Attorney Bron son said the bond had been accepted by the court. The court took up the payer ana reaa : "signea with our hands and sealed wltb our seal; but I don't see any seal." Attorney Russell then held that the receiver was responsible for taking property he had no right to, and if he has squandered or mismanaged It, he is accountable. The matter "was then adjourned to Saturday afternoon. ' There will be a hearing to-morrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the district court, before Judge Cowell, on the in junction In the case of Friedman vs Atkins, which appears elsewhere In this paper. Judge Peasley appeared for the plaintiff and Attorney Bronson for the defendant. , Attorney Bronson stated this after noon that he will enter suit against At torney Durant to have him make good on an oven he sold to Wuest. The claim Is said to be that Attorney Dur ant bought the oven conditionally and that while it was still unpaid for he sold it, to Wuest, thus throwing the debt on the article on to Wuest's shoul ders, and that he now refuses to pay it, Mr Bronson will claim $100. FOOTBALL PLAYER DEAD. Flayed Hard Intprclass Game Strained His Heart. and Chicago, March 3. Hugh Guthrie Leighton, a graduate student at the Armour institute, is dead as the result of a football game in which he par ticipated last octooer. ueath was caused by the weakening of his 'heart action. Leighton was prominent in athletics when in the University of Chicago, being a member' of the foot ball team. Last October he played in a hard interclass game at the Armour institute without previous training and strained his iieart. He grew gradually worse until the end. UNEASY ABOUT POPE LEO'S HEALTH. MANY DEPUTIES IN TOWN. Protecting Trolley Company's Prop- ' erty No Change In Situation. There ls no change in the strike situ ation to-day, except that . there seems to be more strangers about the streets than ever before. Most of the new fces Jbelong to deputies 'and if they keep coming , the strike breakers and limbs of the law will soon be in the ma jority about town; so that really Wa terbury is having quite a costly strike. A strike breaker was hit with a stone on a South Main street car receiving a cut which required a couple of stitches. Some say he was struck on the car while others claim he was removing some iron - bars from the switch at Benedict & Burhham's when he was struck. : "No trolley for me," said Andrew Mack this morning to a policeman who pointed out to him an- electric car in Exchange place, as a ready mode of conveyance to the railroad station. Mr Mack preferred a carriage and walked to the corner of the green and hired a cab. : The lights were In bad shape last night aud in consequence complaints are coming in about , them from all quarters of the city. The company has lots of protection now, but it can not find men to do the work. Inas much as the contract to light the strets . of the city expired last Sunday : and r has not been renewed, it looks as lf the authorities have no voico in the matter at the present time.- . , The presence of Officer Cronan pre vented a row on Bank street, near Por ter street, last night. Three neigh bors were standing on the sidewalk when the conductor of a trolley car, thinkingthey were looking at him.asked them what. they wanteds The fellow was in the act of stopping the car to walk over to the men when the officer happened along and told ' him' to get onto his car and not.be hunting about for trouble. Three of the Waterbury trolley strik ers, the spokesman being Al Williams, were in this city yesterday negotiating with S. A. Miner on Allyn street for the purchase of a steam automobile wagonette made by the Mobile com pany of Tarry town, which they intend to put on in Waterbury in ' opposition to the trolley cars. The machine will seat eight persons, besides the operator and ls propelled by steam generated by gasolene. The purchasers expect to complete the trade to-day. ,The ma chine .hag been used a little and cost originally $2,400. It is the same pattern machine as eight in use running from New York to Tarrytown, N. Y. If the strikers buy the machine it will be shipped by . freight to Waterbury.- Hartford Courant . About 7:30 o'clock Supernumerary Officer McGlynn was informed that the motorman on a Bank street car was brandishing a gun and threatening to kill some one. The officer inquired into the matter and was informed by the man that the revolver was behind the controller. The officer picked it up, jjul il mio ins pocKet ana came un town on the car Intending to have the trolleyman arrested. . The chief hap pened to be In Exchange place at the time, and . after hearing the evidence concluded that- there was no ' case against the f e!low." Anyway he was not placed under arrest It seems trol leymen have the same risrht to keen pistols, in the car. as private individ uals nave to have them in their homes Whether It Is because the cars are said to be the abodes of the men who now operate them or for other reasons nas not been made known. ' The strikers' executive committee is sued the following statement to-day r This is the fifty-second day of the strike and . matters remain practically unchanged. We have so far held over one hundred meetings, and every man out on strike has been accounted for each time we called the roll. Who has not heard of Mark Hanna? Who has not seen him pictured in the comic papers as a bloated bond-holder' and arch enemy of labor? And yet It appears that he has been unj firstly treated or has become , Imbued with Ideas directly opposite to what he for merly held. Mark Hanna, as presl dent of the Cleveland Street Railway jo, or Cleveland, uhio. bas signed an agreement with the Cleveland branch or tne,- Amalgamated Association of btreet Railway Employes. If any body 4n Waterbury or Philadelphia or anywhere else doubts the truth of our assertions, we have the fac simile of Hanna's signature to the 'agreement to prove that we are correct And or course everybody will be eatger to know what Mark Hanna and tho trolley men signed an agreement to do. In . the first place both agree to deal with each other "through their proper officers. .. In case an agreement cannot be reached in that manner, both sides agree to leave the difficulty to ar bitration by three disinterested per sons. When the company discharges an employe, It agrees to notify the sec retary of the trolley union, which the company recognizes. : From nine to ten hours constitutes a day's work, to be completed in twelve consecutive hours. Wages to be as follows: For all motormen nd conductors, first year, 20 cents per hour; second year, 22 cents per hour; third year, 23 cents per hour. We do not think It necessary to make any comments on the foregoing. We are sure it will prove interesting read ing to the public at large and particu larly to the men 'at the head of the O, R. & L. Co. MRS BOWEN'S FUNERAL. Woodstock, March 3. The f unera! of Mrs Henry C. Bowen was held this afternoon at the Congregational church Rev Mr Ilibbard officiating. Herbert W. Bowen, United States minister to Venezuela, a step-son of the deceased was In attendance. Mrs Bowen was the daughter of Dr Holt . of Pomfret and was 70 years of age. English Speaking: Catholics Watching the Vatican. SECRET CLOSELY GUARDED. n Rome, More So Than In Any Foreign! Office in. Europe-The Pope's Ad vanced Age Reminds . People Thai! There Must Be a Limitation to Hia Vitality. - New York, March 3. Much uneasi ness ls caused among English Roman Catholics by, the reports from Rome ofl the increasing feebleness of the Pope, says the Tribune's London correspond ent .The Vatican keens its secrets more closely than any foreign office ia Europe, and Cardinal RampoBa Is not likely to create alarm by prematura disclosures. The influential Roman! Catholics here are remembering . the Pope's advanced age, and are not re assured by the press dispatches dy ing an account of the consistory or by statements of his physical condition. rney know that there must be limita tions to his extraordinary vitality. Car dinal Vaughn Is expected to exert as much Influence as Cardinal Manning did in his time on determining the suc cession, and he ls reported to be con vinced that the, relations between the Vatican ajpd the quirtnal require am Italian pope, and, that-no foreign car dinal can , adequately represent the claims of he papacy to temporal sov ereignty. C. W. A. CLASS WORK. Meeting to. Bo Held Friday. Night- New Names Wanted for Classes. The officers and directors, of tha Catholic Women's association held ; meeting last evening, at which plans were discussed for- several entertain ments and the continuation of the ciassr work already under way, as well as tha adding of njty members to the varioua classes. There is three months of the present season left and all those de siring to enter any of the classes can do so Friday i evening of this ' week. when the teachers will be at St Pat rick's hall prepared to enroll new menu bers and explain , the workings of the : ' several classes. The class in dressmaking, which wiU now also take up shirt waist work, la in cnarge or miss Sheridan. A few more pupils "can be accommodated, Miss Josephine Egan has charge ot the art class. The pupils of this class will also get a thorough instruction in. the making of embroidery and laco work. . ...Miss Woisard has room - for a "few more pupils in the French class and those who would take up grammar and arithmetic will find Miss O'Neill pre pared to help them out. The shorthand class Is in charge of Miss Quinn. . Those who prefer physical culture to book, pen or needle work can consult Miss Hayes. All of these teachers will be present riday. night to give any information that may he desired. .. The officers are desirous of having ft large attendance Friday night, as be sides the adding of new names to tha classes the arrangements for St Pat rick's night whist party will be di cussed. The ; arrangements for thi ' night of song, Sunday evening, March 15, u"W the supervision of Miss Dee, are ' . about . completed. : and the a ffa U promises to be one of the most pleasr ing entertainment of the year. - : . "A HOT OLD TIME." .' '! Will Occur in Waterbury If the Rays , Don't Change Program. . ' 'The following is a copy of a communt cation forwarded to the manager oi the local theater by City Clerk M. J Ryan: '."- Waterbury, Conn, March 2, 1903; . Jacques & Poll, city: . : Gentlemen: I have ; " been waiteS upon by a large number of representa tive Irish-American citizens of this city within a day or two and requested to refuse a license to the Rays in "A' Hot Old Time,'! which Is billed to ap pear at Poll's theater the last three days of this week. While I believe It is unnecessary to .refuse this companj the privilege of appearing here, I feel that it is in the interest of good orde and a preventative of han f eelingf among some of our good citizens to noti fy you that if the Rays present the same Irish characters that they have in' the past, I will revoke the license f oj this show. . . ,. .Ypurs very truly, f " M. J. RYAN, City Clertt. WATERBURY MATTERS. Two Bills of Interest to This City Ren . ported In House To-Day, ,'' ; Hartford, 1 March : 3. Speaker Ivea ealy was at his desk again to-day when the house was called to order. , Several unfavorable reports were re celved from committees and the meas- -ures were rejected. 'Among them wag the bill of William S. Pardee of Ner Haven to divide that city into fifteen towns and the petition incorporating the1 borough of New Milford. The resolution to appoint a clerk of th police department of Waterbury an the bill amending the charter so that actions in summary processes In whlcl justices of the town have jurisdiction may be brought to the city court oft Waterbury, were favorably reported and tabled for printing and further action. . . CITY NEWS. Kelly, the baker, has removed til store from 105 , South Main street to 104 South Main street, across the waj from the old stand. The new storo" is a very handsome one. . B. W. Bradley, for "many years pro pnletor of Bradley's parcel delivery of this city, died yesterday afternoon at the Bridgeport hospital. He leaves his mother, Mrs Mary E. Bradley, and three brothers, Dwight E., Arthur A ' of this city, and Ernest of Bridgep