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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,
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.
' 49 Center Street. '
Telephone U33-3. . - (
Huntington and Sterling Pianos
. . . . .'',: ;'".
Noted for their durability
arid singing tone,
Call and examine them.
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
We Carry the Largest Stock of
Between New York and Bos-
- ton, "T
New England Engineering Co.
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.
262 Cherry 6treet. 'Phone 213-4.
Two Choice Rooms, 2nd floor, Tierney
Block, Inquire at
Tierney's Real Estate Office,
167 BANK.
MEAN .'.
Appropriate Design, Selected Material,
Correct Detail, : Finest 'Workmanship,
Moderate Price when bought from
Th os ' F. Jackson
Successor to Charles Jackson & Z?n.
Established 1SC&
Bvenf n g gtemoctat
C. Malonby, Editor.
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.
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.
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.
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 . '
Hunters in Southern States Furnish,
Northern Markets.
Lead Lonely LItci 1b tho- Sframpa,
Where They Aire Constantly on
the Watch for FeatheireO.
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
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. . .
Take Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets.
This signature
every. boxt 25c.
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-
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
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
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
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.
by the glass, quart or barrel. , Good
i for kidney troubles orweak
stomach. - ' ,
J. E.WATTS, 150South Main SI.
Pie! Bros Keal German Lager Beer on
Draught Fine5 Lunch.
'67 East Main fit,, aterbury Conn
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.
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
BAGS at ridiculously low prices, one
third of. their cash value; It will pay
you to come and see us this time.
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. . ,
Undertaker Embalmer and Fu
neral Director,
Waterbury, Conn,
Residence and. Night Call, SO Woil
Clay street '
Telephone 221-J.
i '
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
Home Steam Laundry
A. J, COONEY, FJrop'r,
k 4
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.
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.
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.

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