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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. STRIKERS WILL STICK TO THEIR GUNS The Daily Statement Says Right Must Surely Win . BACKED BY FEDERATED LABOR Figures Given to Show What This Or ganization Has Done for Other Strikers New Men Dally, Going to Work for Trolley Company Water bury Men Among the Number Strike Breakers are Leaving Town Notes of the Strike. The strikers' executive committee is sued the following statement this af ' ternoon. V '-; This the 83d day' of our strike finds our boys standing together as. a unit for justice, and will continue to do so until such time as the company meet us on an honorable and honest basis. .We have shown a disposition to do the tight thing from the start. We are glad to be .ableto state that We have received the endorsement and Support of the American Federation of Labor, and that we can continue this fight as long as the company can. To the uninitiated who do not know7 what the co-operation of that body means, a few figures may notv be put of place. Wewill just quote a few organizations out of thousands who responded to the appeal on behalf of. the oppressed 'miners, here they are:; Carpenters and .Joiners. $30,254; Bricklayers, $12,191; Boot and Shoe workers. $5,789; Cigar makers. $8,301; other fraternal organi zations. $64,736. JV, .;::.; V ! , We have no fear as our cause is a just one and truth and justice will in the end triumph. We will continue this, fight until '-ji31'.;. treasonable"? and just' demands are acceeded to. Our meetings are held twice a day, at 10 a. ra. and 4 p. m. , Observation 1 in the strike situation has been removed, from the strikers' headquarters to the police headquar ters. ' Everyone is watching and wait ing for the detective force to make the next move, foraccording to statements made , by Colonel Burpee, who seems to be very busy pulling the wires that make, the police force and the private detectives jump, the next move is due from them. Wednesday afternoon he stated that arrests were liable to be made at any moment, the principal ar rest of all, the parties who are guilty of, the death of Policeman Mendelssohn. He also stated that certain disclosures had been made to him and it was on the' strength of these statements that the arrest would certainly be 1 made. Yet two days and nights have passed. a 1 f 1 a. i . ',' '. i uuu wuue everynoay is anxious tnat the guilty parties shall be brought to justice, nothing has apparently been done,, at least nothing that was (appar ent to thetpifblie eye. 'jThis is ; very strange, for Colonel Burpee Is a .man of his word. He certainly must have made the statements upon some tangi ble ground. Everything he has said he would do or would be done by some one ele since he appeared in the strike situation, has been done.- If, his state ments had . been faulty there I. would h ave been no ; wonder expvrsed now at the failure, to make 'irrest? which were expected to l 1; been made upon: the strength nfj v . own words. Everybody hopes thnt ,'. he col on 6l'.s words will be rea lizetl before very long, 'lhe public, somehow; have come to look upon him as the chief pilot of the detetclves. He is the trol ley company's representative in th'j matter now and has been for some time; and it is believed that he hiu Tint 'full V RhAWTl liia hnnrl trof i',' Thoi-o Is every prospect that he will appear on the witness stand when the bound over, cases are heard In the superior court, r He has already " contradicted some statements made by some of the young men who have told all they are said to know to sav their own skin. and as their evidence will confront them Jn the higher court, It naturally follows that Colonel Burpee will be a witness to contradict these statements, which, if true, would tend greatly to weaken their evidence. ' This 1 Is a point, however, that is not of much importance , at this stage of the case. People are asking why has not Colonel Burpee's statement that . the parties guilty of the death of Mendelssohn, or "closely connected with it. been car ried out The public Is in a very fevr ish state. The enormity of the rail road accident that happened a few days ego was lost sight of in the excitement created by the arrests of some of the strikers, otherwise , it would have horrified the people, occurring as It did at their very door. Every eye is cen tered on the police department, and will be centered there until the last of these, cases are heard. The arrests effected but little change in the strike situation Itself. It is a . fact -that many hailed them as an ex cuse for patronizing the cars, but this number is very small, hardly notice able, in fact to what the number would ,be were the strike declared off to-morrow.; The. increased patronage is noticeable in the shop cars in the busy hour? for the trolley company, but dur ing the day. particularly in the after noon, when the stores do the greater , part of their business of the day. There I also an Increase in the number riding in the evening, but. as has been said. It Is far from paying the company even the running expenses. The people who pa v the company's dividends are not riding. ' These are the working people, and no amount of argument can rrove otherwise. Th company has not won back the-people's favor. Every union man and woman; in the city i well aware that if the strikers are aullt.v or the violence charsrpd ajrainst them they ought to be punished, fo no oth?r rea son than that rfiey should not ave vio lated the public confidence. If ever a strike had the svnipathv of th public, thls'ptrlke certainly had. and It has yet. And th arrest- of certain strikers in no n-nr nffpeta th Issim. Tf t Tin 'men ovo guilty they shall suffer, but-that is no reason why their cause should. .Colonel Burpee said the other day that all of the men should not be charged with the offenses of a few or suffer for their rashness. There was no apparent unusual ac tivity at police headquarters to-day, indicating that nothing unusual was on the official mind of the police. Sheriff Rigney seemed to be in very good hu mor. His smiles were so many they scarcely had room, on his face: He was as communicative as usual, that is, he had nothing to say. He held an executive session with Detective Gillan in his office in the court house building in the forenoon. . Colonel Burpee was out of town and was not expected until this evening. ' Some of the strike breakers are leav ing town and some new. hands , are breaking in. v A-fCTr, of the strikers have found temporary employment, but are still ready to return to work on the cars at a moment's notice. s ; ! ; ( , , An employ of the trolley company stated to-day that while the traffic on the cars during the day time has In creased considerably, there is very lit tle traffic during the night. ; 'Many of the - strikers' 'buses have been taken off their routes, the Water bury Ice corporation, which owns the horses, having taken them for their use, as the ice consuming season will soon open. . ; ' Frank Miller said this afternoon that he expected to return' to work as inspector for the trolley company in a short time. During his sojourn in Hart ford he worked: as a driver on a team for a company in that city. " ; Friends of Sheriff Rigney claim the reward will be paid to him. He it was, they sayf who worked up the evidence and shaped it for use in the courts. While some ' of the detectives were working on a north end gang - Rigney was unearthing the plot in the west end. He claims he did it all alone. T. F. Lunny says he has been given unearned notoriety in connection with the arrests of the strikers and others for the assault on the Waterville trolley-car crew, He says he has had nothing to do with the cases whatever, and because a brother of one of those, arrested happens to be in his employ is no good reason why he had any in side track on , the evidence. It is pre sumed Mr Lunny 's reportorial friends werfr anxious to see him get some of the reward offered. David O. Marsh, who was bailed out yesterday af ternoon and returned home last night, was seen this morning by; a Democrat . reporter. , He said he ex pected to be bailed out, but was pre pared to make the best he could of the situation if nobody came to the rescue. Like all the others,' he didn't appear to be much alarmed about the affair and spoke like one who felt that he; had nothing to fear. , f President'; Barrett went down after Marsh wlith a bond signed 'by Dennis Galvln, Joseph F. Danisdvlcae, George Busavlage and Maurice McCarthy. . . '";'; ; Some of the strike breakers are get ting a touch of the spring fever and feel that they would prefer to spend the summer in some other part of the country, so that in . ail ' probability many of them will bid goodbye to Wa terbury about Easter. ; v "'Boss" Far ley appears to like the place and may decide to take up . a ; permanent resi dence here, although there 'are people who claim that no matter what way the strike goes there will be some big changes, in the make-up of the trolley company's employes before things get back to their normal condition. -' ; ', After the trimmers went on strike manufacturing concerns that use arc lights would not allow the non-union trimmers s that were brought to town by the trolley company to trim their lights. 1 It is said that they took this course rather than provoke any inter ruptions to their business with the un ion men In their employ. : It will be re called that in one . concern one or two men quit work on that account. The other day, however, the non-union trim mers were admitted to some of the fac tories and now they are Uimitted to all of them. This explains why there are so many trimmers in the company's employ. Before the strike ; eight men did all the work. Three Waterbury men have joined the ranks of the strike breakers. They are Charles Eggleston "of Water ville, formerly employed at the New England Watch factory; Harry Bren nan of , North Main street and an Ital ian, who formerly resided in the Brook lyn' district. The last mentioned, when he started to work a few days ago on the North ? Main street line, told a friend that he was thoroughly familiar with the streets of this city as he had lived here for fourteen years. Brennan started to work on Monday and is on the Oakville line. Eggleston went to work this morning. They are being paid at the rate of wages which was paid to the former . trolleymen, who are now on strike. A fellow representing himself as a deputy- sheriff created consternation in the Brooklyn district last night and if half what he 1st said to have done be true It was fortunate that someone did not get into trouble -with him. He collared people) on the streets and de manded their names, followed men and women Into stores, held up two fellows on the sidewalk and got their names, and was starting out to find out who lived In all that part of the town when someone called the attention of an offi cer to his conduct. This is not right There is trouble enough in the commun ity now without having more made by men who are paid to preserve the oub lic peace. One of the police officers and several private citizens know who the man h and If It. can beshown that he is .. one of Sheriff Dunham's men. the sheriff should give hm a leave of absence until he gets from under, the weather. It is said that commencing with the first of April the ' strike breakers be came regular : employes of the Con necticut Railway $5 Lighting company and that Boss Farley, has little to do with them now and that it is only a question of a short time when the lead er of the professional strike breakers will leave Waterbury. The men are no longer receiving $2.50 nor $2.25 a day, but are being paid at the rate of wages in force before the strike was begun, that is, from 18 to 21 cents an hour. Some of the men are dissat isfied with these wages and have been known to give voice to their com plaints to some persons who have been riding on the cars. A .number of new faces are seen handling the cars each day and a number of new. men are be ing broken in as motorraen and con ductors. The professional strike break ers are becoming sick of their positions and are leaving town in no small num bers each week. - ., What New Usvveii . ., urn. NEW HAVEN, Conn.; April 3.-11 " learned that the feature of the sclu ule on which the New York, New II ven and ' Hartford railroad trnlnrrv weret able to , adjust their differenc with the company is a ten' and a ha hour day, p&y ou a mileage basis a;': an overtime allowance. The men wi hereafter also benefit by a systciriat' plan "of promotion. , Trainmen chii. that they had been able' to reach th adjustment, with only one concessit! on their part, the concession of hsi. an hour on the dav. ' Accept Call to Jerusalem. ITHACA, N. Y., April 3. Professor Nathaniel Schmidt of the department of Semitic languages and literature at Cornell has received news that he has been appointed director of the Ameri can School of Archieology at Jerusa lem. ; Professor Schmidt will accept, Isaving Cornell permanently in June, 1904. . Never Xlode on a Railway- Train. . , GLENS FALLS, N. Y., April 3. The oldest resident of this place, Mrs. Mary Maloney,is dead here in her one hun dred and first, year. She was born in County Mayo, Ireland. She never rode on a railway train, but last summer was induced to take a trolley ride to Lake George. Attempted to Kidnap Wealthy Banker of New Rochelle Thomas Balletto Called to His Door by Strangers at 2 O'clock in the Morn ing He Thought Some One Was Playing an April Fool Joke on Himr The Police are Searching for the Men Who Were in a Runabout. New Rochelle, N. Y., April 3, The police of this place are investigating &n attempt by two men, believed to be members, of the. Mafia society, to kid nap Thomas Balletto, a wealthy bank er. Mr Balletto was aroused about 2 a. m. by a loud knocking at his door, Responding to the call, he found a run about containing two men standing in front of the house. The strangers wore ulsters and slouch hats, which entirely concealed their faces. When the bank er appeared they sprang upon him and ordered him to go with them. Bal letto pleaded with the men to let him go. At first he thought they were some friends of : his playing an April fool joke. He was in his) night clothes, "and as he had been ill, pleaded that he would catch more cold. The strangers tried vainly - to drag him toward the rig. .Then one of them drew a long stiletto and flourished It in his, face. Mr Balletto realized that they were in earnest. They told him that if . ho did not go with them they would kill him on the spot. He .succeeded in breaking away, from them and ran up stairs, where he got his revolver and began shooting from a window, and the strangers drove away, . ; Later in the morning a general alarm was sent out, and two men who were driving without a light were arrested. They' said they'; were Antonio Rafe'o and Louis Roth of Mount Vernon. Mr Balletto believes they are the men that tried to kidnap him. They were held for trial. The -banker Is at a loss to understand why the Mafia should have singled him out for punishment unless it be that he Is a deputy ' sheriff and has served many warrants on his fel low countrymen. . ; -r : ' Closlns Stock Quotations. Money on call firm at 8 per cent. Prima mercantile paper, 5Vs6 per cent. Sterling exchange steady, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.874.8712a for demand and at $4.83754.83875 for 60 day bills. Post ed rates. $4.84 and $4.874.S8. Commer cial bills, $4.S34.83. Bar . silver, 49o. Mexican dollars, 38c Government bonds steady. ' Railroad bonds weak. Closing prices: -i? r'-'' 1 "1 ":" '' Atchison......... 80 People's Gas ...101 Ches. & Ohio.... 454 Reading 58 Erie.............. 34 Rock Island .... 43 Gen. Electric... 188 St. Paul .........161 Louis. & Nash. .117:. Sugar Refinery.,123 Manhattan Con 338 Texas Pacific .. 35 Missouri Pac,...106 Union Pacific .. 00V& N. Y. Central..; 131 M. "VVabash pref. .. 45 Ontario & West. 9Ti. West. Union ... 84 Pacific MaU... .. 35i v JTew Vorlc Market. FLOUR Rather firm, with a fair de mand; Minnesota patents, $3.85(84.15: win ter straights, $3.503.60; winter extras, J2.80fi3.10; winter patents, $3.704. WHEAT Strong and active on bullish Russian crop news, higher nothwest mar kets and covering; May, 7778c. ; July, 7575c. - RYE Steady; state, 5660c., c. i. f.. New York; No. 2 western, 60c, f. o. b., afloat. CORN Fairly active at a moderate ad vance, following wheat and on higher ca bles; May. 51rySlHa; July, 4949c. OATS Sold higher with other markets and on fears of lighter receipts; track, white, state, 39ya47c; track, white, west ern, 3947c. PORK Steady; mess, $18.2518.75; fam ily, $19.50. LARD Steady; prime western steam, 10.40c. SUGAR Raw nominal; fair refining, 3 3-16c; centrifugal, 96 test, 3 19-32a.; re fined unsettled; crushed, 5.30c; powdered, 4.80c. TURPENTINE Nominal at 6566c RICE Steady ; domestic, 4V47c. ; Japan, nominal. TALLOW Dull; city, '694c.; country, 5 64c. ' HAY Dull; shipping, 5570c; good to choice, 90c.$1.05. ' ! ; Live Stoclc Market. ' CATTLE Market higher; choice, $5.503 6.60; prime, $5.355.45; good, $4.906.10; veal real caives. smt.bv. HOGS Market strong; prime heavies, $T.vurg;.'j& mediums. ?f.t)6jt)7.7u; heavy I Yorkers, $7.55fo7.70: light Yorkers, $7.30 7.l0i uisa. lL2QttfAQ: xaish..iM9UJJJU. SOU PILES OF S NO Colorado Visited By Heaviest Storm of the Year. SNOW SLIDES IN MANY PLACES One Railroad Blocked and the Alpine Tunnel Closed One Train Stuck in a Snow Drift and Another Held Up by : a Washout. Denver, Col, April 3. The snow storm wlucn oegan yesterday was gen eral over Oolorauo. Many snow and iand slides have occurred in the moun tains, doing much damage to railroad and mining properties. The Golorauo and Southern Gunnison line is blocked by several snow slides and the Alpine tunnel is closed. A special from Durango, Col, says a Denver and Kio Grande passeuger train from, Denver was stopped at Pa- gosa Junction by a washout a quarter of a mile long. Another train is stuck in the snow at Cumbres Pass. The Kio Grande Southern is blockaded by. snow slides in the vicinity of Ophir. No trains have been run over that part of the line for two days. CHILDREN RUN DOWN. Police Had to Guard Trolleymen From the Mob. . ' Chicago, April 3. Walter Krueger, 8 years old, was instantly killed and his 10-year-old sister Ella probably fa tally injured by a ;Wentworthi avenue car ; last night ' while on. their iway V. to a grayer service. Following the accident, . Herbert Sanford and G. W. Lindbled, the motor man and conductor, were , guarded by the police from a clamorous crowd which demanded" that they be lynched. Afterward both men. were released. BDUB JAYS HUNT SNAKES.' The Birds Have a Strong . Antipathy Toward Venomous Reptiles. . i j.u iBcommoniy suppose u tnav'sll birds, at least those of the small spe cies, fall easy victims to snakes. There are stories innumerable of the manner !in which "th reptiles charm the feath ered creatures and end' by swallowing them at a gulp! . But there Is one bird that is not susceptible to the fascina tion of his snakeship's eye, and that is the common' blue jay found in. the woods all over the United States, says the Chicago Chronicle. 1 . A gentleman who has lived for many years in the country asserts positively that the blue jay can speak at least one word as plainly as a human being and that word is "emske." i "When a boy," he said; recently," "I killed many snakes that would have escaped but for the "sharp eyes of the blue jay. Some species, of reptiles will climb small trees and bushes and trap their prey in that manner. They ,feed on small birds principally. But they never catch a jaybird.' He is the snake detective for the whole bird family. As soon as a blue jay sees a snake he Bounds the alarm. ; You can hear him squall a quarter of a, mile, and he ar ticulates the word I'snake' as plainly as I can. He will hop about on a limb and j-ell 'snake 1 snake!' in such a thrill, excited voice; that pretty soon others of his tribe hasten to the scene, and all join in giving the alarm. All other birds, hearing this warning cry,' fly awayj but the blue jay splits' his throat with cries until the enemy has disappeared. , "A snake once caught a blue jay by charming him, The jay yelled 'Snake ! snake! at the top of his voice. Several hundred blue jays flew to his-rescue and pecked the snake's eyes out,, and literally picked him to piecesthus sav ing the life of their companion. Ever since that time the blue jay, upon see ing a snake, gives the alarm and all blue jays within hearing will hasten to the scent and lend their voices to the warning. This may sound incred ulous, but it's true," said the narrator in conclusion, ."Not at all, but it's a good, story to forget under the cir cumstances' added the nervous young man, who at once proposed the con sideration of the relation of the jocund grape to. the doctrine of metempsy chosis. Congreis .Backs Up Castro. Caracas, Venezuela, April. 3.' Con gress in a secret meeting has author ized ' President Castro to fulfill the ob ligations embodied in the British, Ger man and Italian protocols, but only as an extraordinary act, without giv ing them legal sanction, so as not to stablish a precedent. Warm Welcome For ICalaer. COPENHAGEN, April 3. The popu lation turned out en masse to welcome the German emperor on his arrival here. t He was met by King Christian, who was accompanied by the princes of the Danish royal family. King Christian embraced the German em peror, kissing him on both cheeks. Fennell Inqnet Next Weelc. BUFFALO, April 3 Judge Murphy announces that the inquest into the death of Arthur R. Pennell will be held at the office of the" medical exam iner at 3 o'clock next Friday" after noon. The Pennell inquiry will be brief compared with the Burdick in quest. ' ' , BARGE LOST. New London, April 3. The tug Sweepstakes arrived here tq-day and reported the loss of the barge Fitzpat rick off Long Island last night. The boiler on the barge exploded and the barge sunk almost Immediately, taking five men down with her. FOUR MEN KILLED. Dubois, Pa,44prir..-Four men were killed and several 'injured in the Lon- Arn iue n-dnv lw ths fill mooo aon mine to-aay oy tne ran or. a mass of rock and earth. . TENEMENTJjOUSE fl. Dead Body Burned Beyond Rec ognition : Woman Jumped from Second Story "Window A FVeman Caught Her, But She Was Badly Injured and Had Both Legs Broken Fourteen Years Old (Girl's ' Desperate Effort to Save Man That Was Burned. New York, April 3. At least one person was killed and several people were hurtto-day in a teUement house fire In Henry street, on the east side. Firemen found a dead body on the top floor In the rear so badly burned that they could not tell whether it was the body of a man or woman. The twenty four families in the , building were greatly excited, , and 'one woman, Mrs Greenfield, 60 years old, jumpedt.from the second story. A fireman caught the woman in his arm. s, but was knock ed down. : The woman's legs were broken and she was otherwise badly hurt. A fireman was severely hurt while carrying a .woman and ; children down a ladder. '.' - . . ' ? The body found .was that of Harris Rothstein, 84 years old, an ; invalid. The building was being renovated for the. f e;st of the passover and painters were at work inthe halls and rooms., A similar fire ; occurred on Rivington street last night. : ' When the cry of fire was heard in the house there was a 14-year-old girl and the invalid in the Rothstein apart ments on: the third floor. . The little girl dragged the old man, her cousin, up three flights of stairs and was try ing to get him up the ladder leading to the roof when she was scorched by the flames : and forced to abandon him. Men and women who were passing them on their way to safety took no no tice of their appeal for help. THE FATHER OF TRIPLETS Made Happy By a Letter From President Roosevelt . The President Says That Is the Kind ......... ( t f. of Citizenship He. Believes in He Sent Three of His Photographs for the Triplets and His Compliments to. Their Mother. . Gloucester City, N. J., April 3. George Cunningham of this city, who recently became the father of triplets, all ' boys, ; has received a letter from President Roosevelt, congratulating Mm,! The letter reads : " ' ' - "Washington, D. C, March 31, 1003 "Mr George Cunningham i "My Dear Sir: I ? congratulate oyu and Mrs : Cunningham. That is : the kind of American citizenship in which I believe. I send you three photo graphs . of myself for the three new Cunningham boys and my complirents to Mrs Cunningham. With my best wishes, ' "THEODORE ROOSEVELT, " President.' The letter was written as the result of ' a communication from the family physician" of the Cunninghams, who informed the president of the birth of the triplets. ' A',Mamxnotli Coke Combine, HARRISBURG, Pa., April S.-Arti-cles of merger have been filed in' the state department by all the large coke companies in, the Connellsville region, which have been absorbed by the. H. C Frlck Coke company, with a capital of $20,000,000. The officers of the new con cern, whose headquarters are at Pitts burg, ( are: Thomas Lynch, president; D. H. Cobel, secretary," and Philip Kel treasurer. DEATH OF AN ELECTRICIAN. Meriden, April 3. Lyman T. Law ton died to-day at his home here from a complication of diseases. He was well known throughout the country as an electrician and inventor of "electric light apparatus. He was 55 years of age and leaves a widow and two sons. He was formerly president of the AuT tomajic Lighting company and of the Conecticut Telephone and , Elecmc company. ; THE FIREMEN NOW. New Haven, April 3. A committee representing the firemen waited upon the officers of th N. Y., N. H. & H. railroad to-d&y ani presenited certain propositions in reference to their work ing condition. : At the close of the con ference the spokesman for the commit tee said: "Wo expect everything will be adjusted "satisf actorily." ; Mrs. McKlnl'er In a Runaway. CANTON, O., April 3. Mrs. McKin ley's team started on a runaway as she was driving to the cemetery yesterday afternoon. At the West Fifth street hill one of the horses fell, and the team was stopped. Neither Mrs. McKinley nor the other occupants of the carriage were injured. x Fatal Student Riots In Spain. MADRID, April' 3. Student riots have broken out at Salamanca as an outcome of a quarrel between the stu dents and the police. The civil guards fired several rounds, killing three stu dents and wounding many others. The situation has become very serious. Railway Collision. In Tennessee. - KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 3. Pas senger train No. 15 and freight No. 01 collided on the "Southern railway at Afton, Tenn., eighty miles - east of Knoxville. Four passengers were in jured. three Burned to Death. NEW YORK, April 3. Three persons were burned to death and nearly a dozen were seriously injured in a dou ble tenement house fire last night at 3.72 Rlvinston street XPRESS TRAIN OVER EEllBADEfl ' MRS FARINA DIED. Woman Who Was So Badly Burned on Clock Avenue Yesterday. , Mrs 'Frank Farina, who was badly burned yesterday at her home on Clock avenue, died at ithe Waterbury hospital about 6 o'clock last evening. She suf fered much, but was conscious until a short time before the end came. She was thirty -eight years old and came to this eouiutry with her husband and three children last September. To make matters worse it seems Mrs Farina had about $80 In her possession when her clothing caught on fire and it is said she passed it to somebody, but to whom has not yet been learned. NAIMED BY GOVERNOR. . Hartford, April 3. Governor Cham berlain has appointed the following persons as delegates to, represent "the vtate at the convention of the boards of charities and corrections at Atlanta, Georgia, from May 6 to 'May 12: Ed win A. Down, M. D., of Hartford; George F. Spencer . of Deep River; Charles P. Kellogg of Waterbury: Mr and Mrs W. ,T. Fairbanks of Middle town: Mr and Mrs C. M. -Williams of 'Meriden. . :.',';:-:-; ;. MATTHEWS & WILLARD CO. . New Haven, April 3. A report on the condition of the Matthews & Wll lard company of Waterbury, which is in the hands of. a receiver, wa s pre sented at a short calendar session of the superior court before Judge Elmer to-day. The w.sh on hand was re ported as $4,679.75, and the appraised value of the comp'any's assets as $1G3, 000. CITY NEWS. The New Arabian Nights'.' wITl ap pear in a few days. ; v ; The Alummae association will meet at the convent of Notre Dame at half past seven on Monday evening. Miss Mary M.' Abbott of this city was among the speakers at the annual meeting of 1 the Connecticut Congress of , Mothers in East Haven yesterday. A special meeting of the Senior De bating club of lhe High school will, be held to-night at 7:30. 'Miss Jennie Freney will prWde In the absence of President John Gaftoey. , 1 Ilenrietta, the four year old daugh ter of Mr and Mrs 'Henry. Goss, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the family residence on the Bucks Hill road. The funeral notice will appear later. ! ;V. There la , nothing new in regard to the new hotel which will occupy the L. F. Haase building on Center street or the new hotel which will be located' on the old Henry Scovlll property oh West Malnl street ' I y - i- Tickets are selling rapidly for the promenade which' will be given by the homenset club In Leavenworth hall on Easter 'Monday evening, 'j 'Music will be furnished by Lallier's orchestra. The tickets are twenty-five cents each. The funeral of Henry Lezott took place ; this morning from the family residence on Wall street with inter ment in new St Joseph's cemetery. The noral tributes included a mound mark ed "Our Darling," from the parents of tne deceased; basket of roses, Mr and Mrs ; George Adams; ! wreath lettered "Friends;" bouquets, "George and Ed na." Mr and Mrs James Hughes, Mrs Watson, Joseph, 'Mary, Sylvester, John and-.Jamies Farrell; . wreath lettered " Friends." ... ,;, ; .-, s . ; 7 ' ,-. ; :. 'The A. B; O. Debating club of this city, which consists of Benjamin Fair brother, ; James Turley arid Clarence Gardner, went to Bridgeport this af ternoon where they ' will debate to night with a team from the Bridgeport 'High, school. The debate, which will be opened to the public, will be held in tho. High school assembly hall. The subject of debate ; will be: "Resolved. That labor unions are beneficial to the country." The negative side of the ouestkm will be upheld by the Brass City team. '.''At the regular drill of Co G, C.rN. G.. last night, it was announced that William Shannahan of Laf avette street had been the. successful candidate for the position of corporal to succeed John1 Bowe. who was promoted to quartermaster sergeant to fill the va cancy caused by the resignation of Eu gene Sullivan. A competitive exam in- ntlon for the nositlon of cornoral was held on Tuesday nisht before the ex amining-board, which consists of Lieu tenants Haipln and'.'Hallinan and Fim Scrsroant Lawlor. Thomas Leary was arrested yester. day afternoon for evading responsibil ity in injuring Dr McLJnden's horse.' Leary was with two others in a team who were driving about all day. V At the corner of North Elm and . North Main streets Dr MoLinden's horse and buggy, driven by his father, came along, and Leary and his friends col lided with it, injuring the horse under the left hind leg. , Mr . McLinden got out and ,so did the others, and in the confusion of the crowd that had gath ered Mr McLinden asked a young fel low, to hold the horse while he was looking up a policeman. The young man, it is said, happsned to be Leary, who got into his buggy with his friends and drove away the moment Mr Mc Linden had turned his back. Anyone desiring information about. horses with corns can obtilu 't by at tending th trial before Judge Cowell and a jury in the district court. This is the case of 'M.-.T. Daly of this city gainst Richard: Bloomingthal of Hart ford for $800. 'Some time ago the plaintiff bought a horse from the de fendant iipon certain recommenda tions. It was supposed to be a first class horse, free from all diseases. Soon after it came into Mr Daly's pos session corn's, it is claimed, broke out all over ill and in time it was shown to be a far different kind of horse from what it was: represented. Mr ;Daly claims to have expended considerable money on .(trying to cure the animal, which with the price of the horse amounts almost - to . the amount he claims, $800. . Drop of Forty Feet The Fire man Was Killed. ROCKS ON TRACK THE CAT7S2 The Train Was the Regular Nighl Express Between Boston and Mon treal All ; the Passengers Wera Shaken Up, But None Injured En gine and Three Cars Went Over the Precipice. -' ;. '.''''. -' Northfleld, Vt, April 3. A mass 0? rock i which had fallen onto the tracks of the Central Vermont railroad, 011a mile south of Northfleld, caused the wreck of the northbound express run ning from Boston to Montreal to-day. The locomotive and three cars plunged over an embankment 40 feet high,, but only one man, Timothy O'Neil of Northfleld, the fireman, lost hi8 life. All on board the train were violently shaken but none of the tralnhands ot passengers were injured, beyond a few slight bruises. ' '; v The express, was the regular night train which leaves Boston at 7:30 p. m., and runs over the Boston & Maint Central Vermont and Grand Truk railroads, via White River junction. Last night's express was made up oi eleven cars, three of which were for mail, baggage and express, Pullman sleepers, day coach and second clats cars. As the train was quite a heav-o one there had been some delay A points south. At 1 Bethel the regular express locomotive , became disables! and it was found necessary to order a freight engine. .. ' , ' The train reached here fully an houp late.y At a point about one mile south of Northfleld in a narrow . cut, at a speed or thirty miles, the train ran into the obstruction. The locomotive struck the pile of rocks with a terrific thud, which seemed to lift the huge machine into the air. The forward cars ex press, mail and baggage left the 'rails 1 and would have .piled upon the loco motive, had not the train . suddenl v swerved from the road and tumbled -over the embankment, the cars -sliding ahead of the-engine in the descent ANOTHER HOTEL. Will Hie Managed By' Robert Molzc an Lmploye of Farrel Foundry. .! Waterbury is going to have another new Jhotel, which wiJl s increase tli nnrnber of new hotels to three. It will be located In the new four story build ing which F. ;.J. Ludington is havh' ' erected on .Bank etieet- adjoining tlw building of the Southern New England Telephone comrmnyw-mtelwiir be managed by Robert Molzen, an eni- DlOVe Of hft W-jtorhiiT "dry and Machine compan3 who has acawu. i um ennre Duiwing for a term of 10 years.; The whole building will be devoted to- h.otel purposes. On the first floor are two stores, one of which will be used as an office, while the other, will be turned! into a dining room. On the other three floors are the hotel apartments. There Vnre 42 rooms in, all, 14 on each floor. v They will be equipped In the most modern .and up-to-date manner. Mr andWirs Molzen. who have, had much experience about hotels, restaurants - a nd boarding houses, are at present llvirX? at SO Meadow, street, where they coWuct a boardiing house. ; Thev , ImtenV tf open their new hotel about the mt o' ims monui. but Owing to the factST there has been- a delay in the comp!. ; tion of the iHiIldine: the hotl will n ' be opened probably until the first i May- ' s ' INJUR JES MAY PROVE ATAL. ; 4 Two of the Men at the , Hospital la cH Serious Condition. The condition of John , Gagaln of New Britain and Dennis Flaherty of ; New Haven who were harHu- ith iu the railroad wreck on the Naujra-i tucii division on Tuesday morning, U so serious to-day that thev mav du any moment. The hospital authorltieai reported this morninar that FlflhTtv' condition -rrrra serious, but he was hold-i ing his own, while ; Gagaln' s condition ' was worse. When asked if there was! any danger of their dying to-day, thai authorities replied that their cnnrHHnn. their dvinsr at anv time. The pnnriin,n of Joseph J. Skelly was reported as bet ter. . Fireman Neumann, who wa? killed In the collision, will be buried in Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon with military honors. " elks Will install officers. Ceremony of Installation Will Be Fol lowed by a Social Sesslcwi. The newly elected! officers of Water bury lodge of Elks will be installed this evening by the retiring exalted ruler, P. J. Lawlor. ..It will be an im portant meeting, too, because there are many matters that will come before the lodge for action. Applications for membership are coming in rapidly and where the lodge numbers now nearlv 300 it will double Itself in the next year. Before this lodge year has passed by also steps may be taken for securing of the new lodge home. Al ready offers have been made by many real estate men to furnish the loci go--' with a whole or part of a building, but in all probability the lodge may decide to build. . . , ness to-night a big Ko'cial session will' be given, and the committee of arrange ments has worked hard to make th session a successful one. There will be plenty of talent present and lots of good things to eat. It will certainly be a pleasant evening for the Elks aud their friends. Robert Louis Stevenson's "New Arabian Night", ia interesting and startling, and holds the reader to the end.