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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, MARCH 91903.
f v Time to give the little folks an airing. We ; have jUst the GoCarts for the purpose. Rub b e r Tires that wear J. Hi Burrall & Co, CO BANK STItBET.. . ; BJIDESTAKING Nijht rails an swers by O. E. Seymour, 1S4 Maple street, 'phone; D, M. Stew art, 101 Franklin street, 'phone. Hsdier Pianos SUodarirf Highest Merit, Renowned few Tone and Dorabiltty. "We hare just secured the agency for these well known Pianos and will be pleased to hare you call and see and hear 'them. THE OfilGGS $ SMTtt CO- ' 49 Center Street. ' Telephone U33-3. . - ( Huntington and Sterling Pianos . . . . .'',: ;'". Noted for their durability arid singing tone, Call and examine them. IL SQflHEOBEBG PIAHO CO, 175 BANK STREET, WATERBURY CT. P, Pollak 8r Go, Just received, a - lot of ' old Violins, but good" ' ones. Ilook in the win dow; We sell them 2? per cent less for the next 1 io days: ' , 145 Oottk jStreet t- - : .. : Undertaker, Funeral Director and Embalmeiv - - Residence, 439 East Main' St. ' .Store,' St. Patrick's block, 110 Broadway. Telephone at stote and res dence, - . . . 1 , Furniture an,d Piatio Polish Picture and Room Moulding -L Gold Enamel, Wall Paper, Varnishes, I. Wax, Mixed Paint. Glass, 0. A. Valentine's Tel 117-6. G4 Grand st ELECTRIC WIRING And REPAIRING We Carry the Largest Stock of ELECTRIC SUPPLIES Between New York and Bos- - ton, "T New England Engineering Co. 343 WEST MAIN STREET. OAKVILLB CO. MAKERS OP . Wire and Metal Goods. i O. Freight and Express. Address OakTiile. Cona. Telegraph Addrcn Waterhury, Cann. Mew York Oflicd i'6 iiowsni StreaU Ladles' Tailored Garments It is not necessary to go to New York for the latest creations and new est designs in tailored suits and riding habits. Order tailor-made suits of F. BUCK, 270 North Main St, I am better prepared than ever to please my large number of customers. Elegant Georgetown Shad, 15c lb Maine and Long Island Clams and a large Tariety of other kinds of Fish. FULTON FISH MARKET. 262 Cherry 6treet. 'Phone 213-4. . FOR RENT. - Two Choice Rooms, 2nd floor, Tierney Block, Inquire at Tierney's Real Estate Office, 167 BANK. Monuments MEAN .'. Appropriate Design, Selected Material, Correct Detail, : Finest 'Workmanship, Moderate Price when bought from Th os ' F. Jackson Successor to Charles Jackson & Z?n. BANK STREET. Established 1SC& Bvenf n g gtemoctat ISSUED BT THE DEMOCRAT PUBLISHING COMPANY C. Malonby, Editor. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One Year ......... $5.00 j Three Months . . . . 11.25 Six 'Months .. 2.60 One Month.... 48 Delivered to any Part of City.' MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1903. Robert B. Armstrong, the new as sistant secretary of the treasury, has assumed his duties, and It is rumored that a general "shaking up" in the cus toms service will follow. - Ever since the rumored silk frauds In New York there has been dissatisfaction with the administration of the customs laws, and the president hag urged a reorgan ization of the service. General Spauld ing, whom Mr Armstrong succeeds, will leave the service, his health hav ing givaa way under increasing years. Some delay in the report of the an thracite coal strike Commission lg ex pected, as it leaked out that the com mission had been obliged to send to the mining region for further evidence with regard to certain technicalities in the testimony they have already taken. Th chief difficulty, so far as learned, relates to the demand of the miners that they be paid for the coal they minef by , weight as it comes from pie mines and before the waste products have been, removed. It is lmpoasible, however, to learn anything of the at titude of the commission in regard to this demand. , It is the duty of all good citizens to aid In bringing to Justice the haen who are: responsible for last night's cold blooded murder, as well as for the sev eral assaults that have preceded It If there is a band of outlaws in our midst it is time they were rounded" up, and if the work is being done to gain sympathy for the company, there also should be a ferreting out of the guilty ones. The murder of Officer Paul Mendelssohn last 'night should .make a detective, of every" man in Waterbury. The i strikers, we believe :, there ' are about eighty of them,, should leave no stone unturned until the guilty ones are brought before the. bar of justice. The . rioting, which.'' brought' the state militia to our doors was bad enough, and ha3 made Waterbury the target for every newspaper writer in the country, almost. . This latest outrage will serve to make us more despised than ever by , our, uf ellowmen every where. Ilunt ,down ,-at once ( the red handed assassins that shot down a conscientious otucer. The democratic filibuster in the sen ate has been productive of great gooil in that it has resulted. in the death of the Aldrich ' cflnincial bill. That' bill was designed to give the national banks of, the country additional advan tages, and in fact to establish a nation al bank trust but, the action", of (the democrat has killed the measure for this congress. They contended that the ostensible object of the billy which was to get the moneyj now congested in the national treasury, out into the hands of the people, . could be done in another and in a much better way, and that was by reducing the tariff on many ar ticles and stop the flow of the money Into the treasury. ; In other words, in stead of having the money go into the treasury and then sending it , back to the 'people through the medium of the national banks, which would get a profit out of the people, they would re duce taxation and keep the money in the hands of, the people in the first In stance. This Aldrich i bill, in connec tion with the tariff, would have been a veritable coon trap. ' It would ? have caught the people! coming " and , going. That,' however, is the essence of repub lican legislation. HEARD IN PASSING China is now wondering whether Venezuela will pay in gold or silver. The supreme court has determined that congress has absolute power over interstate commerce, a ' Despite the enterprise'of tne United States, Chili gets her warships built in one-fourth the time. , , Secretary Boot denies hia Intention of resigning from the cabinet. Are we to understand he is rooted there? -: Secretary Cortelyou estimated the expenses of his new department at $1, 375,000. Congress gave him $200,000. Mr Andrew Carnegie has given $100, 000 to found a school for librarians. Perhaps he will now take in hand the schooling of some authors. ; A manufacturer in the west of Eng land, anxious that his hands should keep Christmas in a proper spirit, told them that if they went to church on that day they should receive their wageg Just the same as if they had been at , work. Shortly after the ad dress a deputation of solemn faced em ployes waited upon their chief. 'We're willln' to attend church," said the spokesman; "and if ye can see your way topayin' us overtime, we're wjlllin' to attend the Methodist chapel in the evening." Hartford Post. E. S. Willard, the English actor, sus pended his performance at the New National theater in - Washington the other night, in the midst of a love pas sage, and, turning to some well dressed persons in a box, declared thatjf the loud talking did not stop at once he would ring down the curtain.j. In a voice trembling with feeling he said: "I have been greatly annoyed by the constant talking; I cannot continue if It goes on. It must stop or the cur tain will be rung down. I am a very patient man, but some things get be yond endurance." The audience -applauded this utterances with enthusi asm. illartford Times. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Two-thirds of the' world's correspow-i flence is conducted in the English lan- gnage.' - '. j The United States arid Great Britain together handle more letters and peri-, odicals than all the rest of the world put together. v : ; ! A tract of 20,000 acres in western1 Kansas Nhas been bought by Indiana j and Ohio capitalists for raising Polled' Angus cattle. 1 .; : Among the wbrst f oes of the mem- ory are too much food, too much phy sical exercise, and strangely; enough, too much education. " v , The Portuguese attempted to estab lish cattlef arming in Newfoundland in 1353, but all traces of th animals they; imported have been lost. I 1 Pare oil of turpentine mixed with one per cent, of oil of lavender is the, finest of all simple methodsfor purify ing the air of a stuffy room. J ' The United States has now over 7,500,000 acres of artificially irrigated, land. Colorado and ; California alone'j have between them 3,000,000 acres. The , steamship Persia crossed the Atlantic in 1856 in nine days one hour, and 45 minutes, and held the record for a period of no less than ten years Th weight of a calf three months old is from 233 pounds to 353 pounds. At one year this weight has increased to from 640 pounds to 750 poUnds. ' ' . , . , , The two largest German steamship lines carried between them 223,881 pas sengers last year to America. The four main British lines carried only 120,411, and the three American carried 67,840.; ; Af apanese resident of San Francisco has recently patented a life raft which is intended to remain anchored to a! sunken vessel, thus keeping it station ary to rescue swimmers, and at the. came time serving as a marking bnoy. The remnant of a strange tribe of Eskimos has been discovered on South ampton island, at the north end of Hudson bay. These people had never seen a white man until recently. ,Their huts are built' of the great jaws of whales covered with skins. WESTERN CATTLE RANGES. Piatt by- Which They May Be Restore to Their Former Fer tility. The number of cattle in the United j States is increasing, though it does not! keep pace with the population. But the business is more and more forced on to ( high priced land, rendering beef pro duction, costlier than.it need be. Ac-; co'rding'to figures laid before the house committee " on public lands April 16, 1902, the number of range cattle sent! to market diminished 81 per cent. "be tween 1?95 and 1901. : i With due care the range canbemade to recover its old fertility. It might easily be put in condition to fatten four head of stock to each head now grac ing; upon it. To effect this, regulation is needed. - Some authority, must be asserted'over the pastures to prevent their abuse, to make il for the inter est of occupants not "to kill the goose which lays the golden egg. An end must be put to the blighting-competition now kept xip, saysvE. Benjamin An drews, in Review of Reviews. . Regulation being established, past ures can be used in rotation, a period of rest being given each, during which the , grazing and trampling of herds may ceaee, and grasses have opportuni ty to scatter and fructify their seeds. Barren places can be artificially reseed ed and induced to yield herbage as of old. In localities better grasses than' ever grew there can be sown and grown. Such a recuperative process has been set going in other countries and in parts of our own. Australia has suf fered the pinch through which we are now passing. Iter great live stock in dustry was "dying out; her exports of wool and of frozen and preserved meats dwindling. Ranges were depleted or destroyed," as now with us. - Cattle "duf fing," outlawry, range jumping and quarrels were general. The men of that country faced the problem and solved it. A system of leases was de vised, giving each grazier, for a term of 28 years, exclusive rights upon his' land. It became profitable for him to improve his holding instead of promot ing its deterioration. ' The lessee cuts his domain in two, pasturing each part one year and resting it the next. In this way the whole pasture gradually improves in quality, Cattle multiply and thrive as additional grass grows to feed. them. v Mexico and Canada have had a sim ilar experience, and so in our own coun try have Texas and other states. The excellent control of cattle afforded by the Canadian system accounts for the present hegira of American cattle peo-, pie acroso cur rorUiern border. Britons Growln Taller. ' iJe'low ' will be found the statistics j X the average height of 10,000 Eng- lish boys and men. At the age of 17, these averaged 5 feet 8 inches , in; defghti at the age of 22, 5 feet 9 Inches. At 17 they weighed 10 stone I pounds; at 22, 10 stone 13 pounds.; So nation is increasing in height and weight so rapidly as the British. In; 50 years the average has gone up for: the whole nation from 5 feet iyz' inches to 5 feet 8 inches. The av erage height of the British upper classes, at 30 years of age is 5 feet 8Va inches; of the farm laborer, 3 feet 7 3-5 inches. The criminal class brings down the average, as their height is but 5 feet 5 4-5 inches. Chi :ago Post. Vv - - ' - - ; . : Ant-Eater IB Toothless. fThe South American quadruped known aV the ant-eater i without teeth. s Positively Ilrutal. She (at the piano) How do you like, my playing? I play only by ear, you know. - ' ' . He (a savage bachelor) Hem! Whyj don't you consult an aurist? Chicago Daily News. The United States has 10,853,798 men fit t or epjdjers . ' THE PLUME HARVEST Hunters in Southern States Furnish, Northern Markets. Lead Lonely LItci 1b tho- Sframpa, Where They Aire Constantly on the Watch for FeatheireO. Creatures. i At this season of year the plume tunters are reaping their harvest. They are the men who in all of the thousands of bays, inlets and bayous of the South Atlantic coast, on the marshy ponds of the interior and in the great swampy district's shoot shore birds for their plumage only. . ; - . ,-' , . ' It is an industry widely spread, in which a good deal of capital is invest ed and a good deal of work done, and properly conducted it l is highly re munerative, says a recent report in the' New York Sun. . ' ' . The plume hunter must face all sorts of weather, of eourse, except very cold weather! - He must know what birds are most highly valued and where they are to be found, how they are to be ap proached and how their plumage is to be preserved after they are dead. There' is nothing difficult about the work. Probably there are more plume hunt ers in Florida than in any other state though many of them .operate along the Mississippi and IiOuisiana coasts, down the Atlantic edge of Georgia and In Texas and Arkansas. ;They get all sorts of birds because of late years plumes have ' become scarcer and milliners now use feathers thejr would have disdained formerly, but in the main they devote themselves to well-plumed shore birds, some of whioh are of extremely beautiful hues. Among1 the birds of Florida ' most steadily pursued are the herons, black, white, blue and green.! These are in tens of thousands, and though they are shy, they can be reached by a man who' knows how. '' ' ' Avocats, black and white, are slain In numbers, ;as is the whooping crane, great stately bird whose body fur nishes so many .handsome . feathers, that it is a rich haul. Flamingoes of a light pink, those of so dark a pink as to be almost crimson and the pink and white and pink and blue varieties are eagerly sought. ' -1 The curlews, sandpipers-and other trotters along Ithe sands are gathered in, and ( fishhawks and pelicans are," knocked down at every opportunity. I There is also relentless) war against the many kinds of southern gulls. In fact, pretty nearly' all feathers are regarded as good things by the plume hunter excepi the buzzard's feathers, or the, feathers of the yellow-tipped Mexican Vulture. : 'v' :'r ;' ;. ; . . ' The skins are rudely : but effectually preserved. They are taken off whole, with the wings left on, and' after the' fat is scraped from .-them they . are' rubbed with salt and powdered arsenic. , No further attention Is paid to them, except to pack them securely, and they reach New York in excellent condition, ' With many of the smaller birdsmore care is taken, and the . plume hunter In preserving them may. even rise to taxidermy. It is often desired to save these skins, with the heads on, so that the "whole bird may adorn some wom an s bonnet. The . plume hunters do very ..well,' some Of them, !ano are pa tient about, learning, because the bet ter! work of this sort is done the more money, they will get for. it , when it reaches the wholesale feather houses In the north. As a general thing plume hunters lead lonely and exposed lives, camp ing under ragged. tents in swampy dis tricts, doing their own cooking, stand ing or sneaking for hours in the mud and day and night unspeakably dirty. Some of them have;boats and drift up. and ' down; the bayous, picking off a crane or avocat here and there, pr they force their -' way through tangled swamps, where the vines, swing low to the water, . making for some hidden f lagoon far in the forest,' known to no man - save them, i ' -':" S ?; ' Some of thein have breechloaders, but not many of them,' though the pump gun is finding its . way among them rapidly.' They use cheap, black powder and unchilled shot, , but they kill all right, and as the cos.of am munition is much of an object with them, one. will sometimes put in half tt day trying to get a little nearer. Occasionally a small-caliber ( rifle Is found among" them, and this is much, the best weapon for their business, but commonly they stick to antique, muzzle-loading double-barrels, with water proof caps, v A plume hunter with or dinary luck will clear up several hun dred dollars in a winter, and through the summer he fishes, half for profit, half for amusementj or loafs through the warm spell. '' He Knew His IocIc. "No, 6ir, I don't want any accident Insurancel" exclaimed the irritable i party; ; "It would be just my luck not to have a blamed thing happen to me if I was carrying an accident policy." "A life insurance, then?" suggested the agent. "Worse and worse," was the reply, "Why, I wouldn't have one chance in a' thousand of dying In time to make anything out of the company, if I had a policy. Oh, I know my luck." Chicago Post. ' ' , ', ,In.ventor of Queer Motor. xNathan Stubblefield, of Calloway county, Ky., who claims to have dis covered a system of wireless tele-r phony, is stijl engaged -in perfecting his scheme. He announced to ' the world some years ago that he had, in experimenting on a perpetual motion plan, accidentally discovered an earth current motor that would revolution-' ize existing electrical science. He also claimed to have discovered a method whereby he would telephone without wires. He has guarded his secret well, and the people of this section of the country are yet wondering whether he! is simply a crank or will really emerge some day from his obscurity to aston ish the whole civilized world, with a great discovery. . . TO CURE A COLD -IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets. This signature every. boxt 25c. no TRAGEDY OF A KISS. Chicago Man Slaps Girl Who Kisses V His Lips and Is Fined Five , Dollars. A man in Chicago holds the sanctity of his lips above pearls and rubies. , He says that he has his faults, but no woman shall kiss him living. What she "does when he has died in defending the only once kissed place under his nose he does not care. t Thirty years old, says the Chicago American, he has gone straight down the middlA of the road, looking as kance at the primrose path and! stuff ing his "ears with cotton to keep out. the songs of the sirens. - His name is William Gaunwald. Miss Annie Williams, of 95 j Wells street, loves him. She has fought against it in vain. Last Thursday morning she looked at him with her soul inkier eyes; then, swayed by im- KISSED AGAINST HIS WILU pulse, she threw her arms ) about his neck and kissed him resoundingly. Gaunwald staggered from the shock. For a moment .he was too horror stricken to do anything but gasp. - . 1 Then, every instinct of insulted mod esty rising fiercely, he slapped, Miss Williams, saying: "Take that, now I " She wept aira had him arrested. "This girl kissed me," he said. Ho Justice Kersten. "I was not expecting such a 'thing I was totally unpre pared to defend myself. She gave me :. no warning at all. 'She just violently' hugged me and kissed me. I don't, permit any woman to take such lib erties." ' ' - ' i Justice -Kersten could not see that he had been injured in any way, and lined him five dollars. 1 WHALING IN THE ARCTIC. The Skipper and. His Gun and the precautions in Preparing 't . ; for a Shot. '. The gun, a solid, cumbrous affair of about three-inch caliber" is swung around so that the muzzle points in board, and then the chamber is swabbed put - by the skipper himself, who plainly regards every step of this pre liminary woTk as of the greatest im portance. The number of times that this man has missed his whale is so small that he takes pride in his rec ord; and, in addition to his reputation, 'there is the value of the whale,'says a writer , in Harper's. A' good-sized whale means $1,200 or so to himself, who, besides being skipper and har pooner, is also owner of the ship and of the trying-out plant ashore. ,So, after ihspecting the harpoon and wad ding brought from below, he swabs ut the gun a second time, and then takes a pound -of quick-burning pow der, in a little white cotton bag, and. rams it home. A big fistful of rope .ends is stuffed in after the pow der, and following the rope-ends a thick rubber disk; after that another batch of rOpe-ends. . Then ensues a most critical examina tion of the bomb lance, a heavy piece of cast iron, perhaps IS inches in length, sharp pointed forward, but enlarged, toward th e rear, where is enclosed a grenade that 'is timed to explode a few seconds after it is shot into the whale and deal the mortal wound. Famous Pictures" Itnined. i . The Rome correspondent of the! Daily Mail says that owing to unscien-' tific treatment while they were being"! renovated, several famous pictures be-. longing1 to the Eosso palace, at Genoa,' have been. lost to the world. The; paintings included two Van Dycks, a, Carlo Maratta, a Pris Bordone, a Va-! lerio Castelli, and two Guido Benis. The cleaning was Intrusted to' a pro-' fessed cleaner, who washed the paint-; ings with an alkaline solution; which; completely destroyed them. . It is' stated that the Van Dycks were among' the most valuable specimens of his work. The loss is incalculable. ; "Tlie Beer That's Drank." ' The llellmann Brewing Go's GOODS ARE STANDARD GOODS. They are as good as the best , ' and that's good enough. The additional equipment In the bottling department gives us ample facilities for prompt service in the family trade. Our bottled goods are among the handsomesf on the market and will please both eye and palate. The Special Dark; Munchner Is nicer than ever. Telephone 310. BUTTERMILK by the glass, quart or barrel. , Good i for kidney troubles orweak stomach. - ' , J. E.WATTS, 150South Main SI. DRESCHER & KEIL . Pie! Bros Keal German Lager Beer on Draught Fine5 Lunch. '67 East Main fit,, aterbury Conn i Hear Ye! Hear What We Say, We Say trply and Can Back Up Our Statement With Facts, . ..-.'; . . : :. Our Ladies Patent Colt Shoes are thoroughly up to date, and we warrant. every pair not to breakout They are of the "Uncle Sam" makea name which is atiove'every name in the shoe line;- Let us add you to our ever gt owing list of custom ers with-a pair ot bur celebrated ?U. S." shoes, , ; ,h Colhy-Sheraood Shoe Co. 114 SOUTH MM STREET. . . QUALITY BEFORE QUANTITY. , , ' ' w ' V .act Wlrf Was a red-letter week for ub and we are making thla a red-letter week for you by selling the best TRUNKS, UM BRELLAS. DRESS SUIT OASES and BAGS at ridiculously low prices, one third of. their cash value; It will pay you to come and see us this time. UMBRELLAS RE-COVERED ; AND REPAIRED, with the best Gloria Silk in a first class manner from 65c up. Warranted for best wear for one year. , , Be aware, that we manufacture all our own goods and will save you half of your money. Remember the placet 179 Bank, corner Grand street. Waterbury Umbrella and Trent M'fr. . Trunks and Bags repaired flt low prices. . , ARTHUR C. AUGER Undertaker Embalmer and Fu neral Director, 874 SOUTH MAIN STREET. Waterbury, Conn, Residence and. Night Call, SO Woil Clay street ' Telephone 221-J. i ' "ST Stiff Business methods keep our work up to the stand ard. The'1 Most Comfortable of All Togs is a well laundered shirt, while a badly laundered one is: about the most uncomfortable. We will guar antee to do them up each week so that they will be as comfortable as possible. All classes of goods are considered worthy of the most careful attention. By pei-mitting no detail to be slighted we achieve wonders Jn the finish of all work. Home Steam Laundry A. J, COONEY, FJrop'r, 277 BANK STREET. k 4 8 KEEP ON LOOKING. Ye! Hear Ye! "Ting-a-Ling I r Umbrellas to Mend," , That is what you had to wait for,, but the itinerant um brella mender is no longer in' dispensable. . , fhe, lip-to-Date Umbrella Manufacturing company does all the work "while you wait" if necessary. All work 5 and material guaranteed. , " 7 Don't forget that we do all kinds of job work and ; make a specialty of safe work. 39 Phoenix Avenue, , Opposite Armory. PENMANSHIP lPROFHOLLCf Teaches every ptpil to write a tAn rapid, business hand, in a courstiof iv , private leeoni and no faltnreir. All' kinds of pen . work executed In tb . fclgbest decree of art. IG7 BANK STREET. HEW YORK & CHINA TEA GO, 131 SOUTH MAIN STREET. There's advertising every day, ? And each on fancy lines; There's patent cures for all diseases , 'Except' the use .of wines., ' We know not if they , tell the truth, - But this we say to thee, ' . ' - i For . 'health and strength , and merri ment . ' . ' , Drink Fenton's Breakfast Tea. . . . ' v ,. ,.,;...(....,(.,'.,. "! There are many ititators ' Of our business and our art, And there may besom pretenders . ; Who may fancy they are samrt; But we stand before the public . , . As solid as can be, . : ' ; And the' best produce from China ' Is Fenton's Oolong N There are many imitators . - . ' In the race for mundane gain; , We'll treat you well whene'er you caU At Jefferson and South Main; That 1 an old established hocse ; Where many things are free, And all our goods are up-to-date Like ' Fenton's Ceylon Tea, N.-B. $1.00 worth of Trading Stamps with 50c worth of .Tea or Coffee.