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VOL. XVI, NO. 100.
Rear Admiral Ordered Labor
Delegate from Navy Yard.
Central Labor Union Will Not
D esert Trolleymen. v
For Acts of Individuals Trolley Com.
pany Said to Be in Quandary Over
Bridgeport Trolleymen' s Demands
, Trying to Make Out Initial on Hand
kerchief Picked Up ;on Mght ' of
Mendelssohn Murder Strikers' Dally
; Statement Says Cause Is Xot Lost
The Central Labor Union held a spe
cial meeting last evening and decided
unanimously to stand by the strikers
nrwlt their cause until it is proved be
yond doubt that the accused strikers
kre guilty of the crime charged against
ithera. - To withdraw now would be
nothing more than to express a belief
in . the men's guilt before they have
ibeen given a hearing. No one doubt
ed that this would be the action taken
iby the Central Labor union only those
who have been opposed to the cause of
the men since its inception. The strik
ers have got long, well without help
" from this element and the prospect is
that they will continue to do so until
the end. '
" The trolley company la . in a preflica
' tnent. 3 The demands of the Brldge
, port, trolley men are substantially like
.those , "which have caused the strike
fcere '": v- v '."
, , Reports from Bridgeport are to the
effect that the committee of the men.
has been pleasantly received, by Manar
per Sewell and the other officials of. the
company. ,. According to the Bridge
port Standard the men held a special
.meeting yesterday to receive the report
of their committee which last week
.. friad a conference with Manager Sewell.
This committee simply reported pro
. gressi; - ' The demands are. a general
improvement .of the conditions exist
ing as well as an Increase In the wa ee
' scale, which was precisely what the
local men were paid: the establishment
. of a minimum rate of twenty-two cents
; per hour,-which is more than the local
. th union. .. v" : .'. ' .'' .
The men reported that Manager Sew
ell had not the authority to grant their
requsts, bnt would present them to
the drctors when that Ixidy meets on
' next Thursday, April 9. About the
' mlddile of th .month the committee
..will wait upou .'Man a eer Sewell for the
, directors' answer. In a general way
the report of the committee ishows tht
Manager Sewell is disposed fairly tow
ard the men.
v . Such is the standing of the trolley
"company. ' Tf.the company grants the
Bridgeport men's 'demands, how can it
consistently refuse to give the same
. conditions to the local men? ; The de
mands in both oases are substantially
the same, i. The slight ; difference la
them is in favor of the local men." who
have not asked as much. It is claim
ed here by friends of the company that
the main obstacle, to ..a settlement was
the repeated demands for the reinstate
ment of Barrett and Kelly. The only
time the men have put themselves on
record in this respect proves that this
point was not insisted upon; neverthe-
. less, the company refuped to admit the
justice of the cause.
This only occasion referred to was
when the committee from the strikers,
with the Central Labor body, hiet Col
onel Burpee in the aldermen's room In
. the city hall. Colonel Burpee said that
If the;-relnstaUem'ent of Barrett .-and
Kelly-was insisted upon there would be
no use in discussing the matter as It
"would simply be a waste, of time. The
committee thereupon said to Colonel
Burnee: :. ;v'-
"Very well, then: consider , Barrett
nnd Kelly out of it What will you do?"
"We will take back twenty-flve men
now, and the others when we find
TMftceg for them.'l '. This was Colonel
Burpee's answer, according to what the
committee , said, but Colonel Burpee
viaiuiM ii, w! iiuc w9 answer,. - now
ever; It was "substantially it. His an
swer may -have been wrapped up In le
gal verbosity, hemmd in with technl
i calities, but as the language on both
sides was very plain and those at the
conference very well acquainted with
it. it la believed that the sum and ub-
sta nee of the., colonel's answer was
that twenty-five would be taken bark
nnd the others when room would be
found for them. The men considered
. this a blow at their union and they re
fused to accept such conditions.
Therefore there is no reason why the
local men should be ignored; In their
fiemandis if the 'Bridgeport men are gtv
5 en theirs, which; as ha'9 been said bp
fore, are practically the same in both
cases. Everybody: , , admits that the
demands of the Bridgeport men are
based on good! grounds. The same
conditions that exist In Bridgeport pre
vail on other section of the company's
JInes and if. as has been said, the
Bridgeport men are .successful It will
be a stepping stone to the1 men on the
other lines making' similar demands
' Thte is said to be the only reason why
the company would refuse to grant
what the men ask. ,
There hare been no developments In
- the police end of the strike. It is said
that another handkerchief has been
found by the detectives At the scene of
rollceman Mewle'ohn's death. The
first one ha ari Initial In
after the prevailing fashion some ti'-ie
ago. but what this initial is has pu
r.led many. Some say It Is an M. oth
era think It a W It Is certain the
fancy of the maker's needle had pecul
dar turns. Whatever it. Is, it is a
. freak letter. - Assuming that it i an
M. it could have been the. property -of
Policeman Mendelssohn, or If It Is a
W It may have been Conductor Web
crndorfer's. and lost by him In the
Kr-uffie, So far it has lieen the only
thlug found on the scene, and the po-
Hoe officials do not seem to have made
any use of It thus far.
Anyone who Is under the Impression
tha t the strike is over, notwlthstand
Ing that everyone In the city would
heartily, 'welcome th-e end has th
wrong Idea. The cause has been en
. rtorsed by the Federation of Iiabor,
which means fight to the bitter .end.
Until conditions resume their appear
ance before the strike was called, it
will not be considered over.
The strikers' executive committee is
sued the following dully statement this
"By the time this statement reaches
the public it will have been just twelve
weeks since the executive committee
was In conference with General Man
ager Sewell, using every means in our
power, within honor and fairplay, to
effect a settlement and avoid a strike.
Had the company acceded anything
within reason to us at that time there
would have been no strike, no rI6ts, no
assaults, no murder, for things in Wa-
terbury . would undoubtedly have run
in the usual tenure of their way, ,
"That is almost ancient -history now,
however, and, notwithstanding many
reports to the contrary, and disreputa
ble methods' adopted to- break out
ranks, even through other labor bodies,
we are tlll,flrm and undaunted in our
ust battle for fair play. r
"It, was predicted on the arrest of
eight of our members that the strike
was billed, that our cause was a lost
on and that the company was on top
of the heap. It must be hard for the
company to convince itself that this is
s for the public seems to still have
confidence that we are fighting for a
principle that Is right and honorable,
as is . evidenced , by the empty trolley
cars running through the streets. Oh,
no, we are not dead, or even sleeping,
"Once more we ask all , not to , be
hasty in Judging the men held for the
higher court. -'Remember, evidence on
one side only has been heard. Give
the boys a chance to clear themselves
before branding them as criminals.
Some Surprises may be in store when
their cases are next aired in court. '.
i "Once more we assure the public
that throughout thiij difficulty we have
endeavored to carry on a fair and hon
est fight, and have resorted to nothing
that was not fair and honorable to
bring' about a, satisfactory settlement
of "the strike. We are willing at all
times to continue doing so."
Frank Miller returned . to work this
morning for the trolley company.
Shortly ) before 1 o'clock this after
noon-four youngsters, oae of . them a
rough "looking customer,5 indulged in a
lively discussion at the corner of Bank
and Ceaiter streets', -and for ia' time one
wouM think by the way they acted
taht the debate was sure to end in a
cuffing match. . "Ain't ye - , goln
t'squeal ?" inquired th iough apiiear-
ing fellow, at the same timo eyeing hla
companions contemptuously as if about
to charge them with lacking "sand"
enough to do something they had
agreed to do. Two of them, mean
dered slowly down ' Bank street , while
(he one who ; talked about squealing
stuck his face over to the other fellow's
aw ; and ald something Ira a : voice
that could . not be heard across , the
street, , Ills chum didn't appear td like
the" remark, .whatever It was, rfd he
Fihook his h ead., and talked1 back in a
fatherly way. After a short pause
both followed the others down . Bank
street. ' Tliere was not anything won
derful In Feeing -a group of boys talk
ing holistercuslly In the public ways and
probably nobody would haye noticed
them had It not been for the use of the
word "squea.l." ,- They had started to
turn Into Center street but .finally
clianged tljoir minds. . Who were they
and what did the boy mean by asking
the others if they 'were not going to
Discussing Probability o! The
Latter Visiting His Holiness
No Invitation Has Been Glveni the
rontlff 'Although Having Many
Catholic Subjects He May Deem It
Hla Duty To Do So.
' Rome, April 4. It now seems that
the faces alxmt King Edward cominc
to Rome and the 'possibility of his
meetlnz the none 'aire that the kinar hns
not yet been aked to .visit the pope
aiKi there fore all the means .suggest
ed; .'for the meeting are ? problematic.
The Vatican! thinks) that owing to the
number of Catholics In the British em
pire, especially in Ireland and Canada,"
his majesty will not come to Rome
without trying to see the pope, as oth
erwise It would appear to be an inten
tional :V offence. ., Anticipating ; the.
king's visit, there Is now an element at
the Vatican advocating a, deviation
from the ceremonial established at the
time of Emperor Wll'liam's first; visit,
by allowing the king to start from the
British', embassy; whei'e he will be met
by 'Monsignor Sltonoi', the canon of St
John Lateran, and the highest Epgllsh
prelate here, who will accompany him
to the Vatican. However, it is prob
able that the king wllll not go to the
va tican if he comes to Rome for one
day only, as It is most likely, according
to the latest Information on the sub
ject. - - - '
Brl d geport F 1 nancl er Ren JTes ted
Seven New Charges.
Bridgeport April 4. Charles
Marsh, who has been on trial in the su
perior court in tlits city - .for several
wreekis. charged with obtaining money
under. false pretenses, was found guilty
by the jury yesterday. Judge Thayer
Immediately sentenced the prisoner to
one year in the Bridgeport jail. Exe
cution of the sentence was delayed
pending an appeal taken by Marsh
Immediately after sentence was pro
nounced by Judge Thayer, Marsh was
reairrested on seven charges of obtain
Ing money under false pretenses. The
amount Involved in the new complaint
aggregates $30,000. Marsh wa s re
quired to furnish bonds of $0,500
Robert Louis Stevenson's "New
Arabian Nicht is , interestinsr and
startling,, and holds the reader to the
A Case Just Decided In Rutland
The Cause.
Company Sued a Lodge of Machinists
and lias Been Awarded Damages
The Colonel Says the Local Situa
tion and Injunction is Similar to the
Rutland Affair.
Colonel Burpee received a telegram
this morning that filled his heart with
joy, confirming an impression that he
had conceived regarding the suability
of labor unions. When the machin
ists throughout the country went out
strike for a nine hour day some 'years
ago, the machinists of Protection
lodge of Rutland, Vt, went with them.
The' F. B. Pach Machine company of
Rutland was one of the concerns af
fected in that town. , The conditions
in which the concern found itself
some time after the strike . had been
declared were exactly similar to those
enveloping the situation on, the trolley
company. The Pach company had to
send all over the country for non-union
machinists, "then they had to house
and maintain them in the factory when
they got them. The union picketed the
factory, the depots, the streets and' in
other ways-' made it difficult for the
company to get ineri to do their., work.
Finally the company became so embar
rassed that it entered suit . against
Protection lodge,' which was a branch
of the International Association, of Ma
chinists. In the information of . the
suit it was claimed that the union men
insulted .and assaulted the non-union
men, besides hampering and embarras
sing the company in every way possi
ble besides putting it to great expense
by compelling it to get agents to riiour
the country for men ; , to maintain the
non-union men in the factory and all
this resulted in, restricting - and de-
Lcreasing' the productiveness of the
company's plant, thereby causing it
considerable loss. ' ; ; V ?
Colonel Burpee .was surprised a few
weeks ago to receive a copy of a Rut
land paper containing a story of the
suit," and every day since he has re
ceived a copy ; of the paper detailing
the progress of the case. Then he got
into communication, with an attorney
there and this morning he received a
telegram informing him that the jury
in the case had given the company ver
dict against the machinists and their
union for. $25,00
r .j'This' is precisely the case with us,"
said Colonel Bui'pee, "we have sued the
trolleymen's "union and each member
of it. The case is returnable to court
some day,, next week. ; Now if the
local unions were incorporated wo
could sue only the union, where as it is
we can sue both the union and hot only
that but tle every pemw it has got and
every individual memur of it is as li
able as the other and every dollar he
has is liable alsoV' : , : , , 1
Further than this the colonel had
nothing to' say for publication to-day.
Sheriff RIgney had a short conference
with him this morning. ' ,
Waterbury Man Honored at To-day's
'" ''New' York East Conference. .
South Norwalk, April 4. Immediate
ly after the reading of the .preceding
day's Journal a,t tno New York Ease
conference session, the election of el
ders was proceeded to. Members who
had completed studies ' of the fourth
year were first considered. " William H.
F. Fleming, was continued because he
is practically unknown to Presiding
Eider Montgomery and has not ap
peared before the examining board.1 A
warm discussion arose over the motion
of Presiding Elder Montgomery to pass
Filoted A. Tagllalatela, the Italan
mission worker in New York, up to ef
fective elder's orders, despite the fact
that he was deficient in only one study.
Bishop Goodsell was opposed at first,
but, when it was announced that the
applicant is the editor of ' the only.
Protestant Italian newspaper in the
country and that his work is most suc
cessfully going, on among the Italians
and reaping great results, the . presi
dent left the matter In the hands of
the conference and Taglialatela was
unanimously elected. :
Frederick II. 1. Ilammon of Wal-
lingford, was clear in educational re
quirements, and after his qualifications
were presented by Presiding Elder
Richards of New Haven, he was elect
ed to elder's orders. - '
Herbert E. Marsland, a first J year
student in Drew seminary, and a local
preacher, was represented as applicant
for elders orders by Presiding Elder
Chadwick. There was a warm discus-
soln over Marsland's application and
he was rejected. ' v ;
John Emerson Zeiter of the Chapel
Street church, Waterbury, was elected
to the elder's ; orders. , 1
i Hartford, April 4. John F. O'Neill.
clerk-of the eighth ,ward democratic
caucus was placed on .trial '-here 'In the
police court to-day, on a charge allej?
Ing false .announcement of election re
turns at the caucus March 18. A very
large number of wltnesises have been
examined and the trku will not be con
eluded until late this afternoon. Judge
Perkins is on the bench.
Hartford, April 4 Iiornai'd Galla
cher, ."0 years of age, employed by the
Hartford Street railway company, was
instantly killed to-day by being struck
and run over ,by a trolley car trailer
He stepped rrom a car to tnrow a
switch and fell in front of the car. Ills
skull was crushed and he was badly
mangled. He leaves a widow and two
Hartford, April 4. Baron Speck von
Sternberg Is to-day the guest at Heub-
linls hotel of twenty-five of the leading
German-Americans of Hartford coun
ty. This moruhffe he was taken to the
factory of the Colt Firearms company.
This afternoon he will leave for Wash
The Delegate Was in the Navy Yard
for the Purpose of Calling Out Some
of the Men on the Battleship Connec
ticut riumbera Get Increase' of
Wagess Jury Awarded $2,500 to the
(Manufacturers of Rutland. In a Suit
Against Machinists Union. ;
iNew York,' April 4. Under orders of
Rear Admiral Rtlgers, commandant
at the New York navy yard, . S. Mas
sey, ta walking delegate of tbe House
smiths' ; union, was yesterday escorted
to the gate of the yard by a detach
ment of naval police and marines and
warned not to return, under penalty of
arrest by the federal authorities.
Masey gained entrance to I the yard
for the purpose of inducing the der-,
rifkmen on the' battleship Connecticut
to stop work, and it is reported that as
a result of his visit three-fourths of the
men have left their places.
Commandant , Rodgers,, 'after, an in
terview with Naval Coii'struetor Capps,
decided .to adopt drastic measures, and
his interview with Massey was sharp
and to the p6int.s
When the delegate attempted to re
ply the commandant summoned ' Ser
geant McDongall, his orderly, and or
dered him to call the naval police, and
ee to it that Mas'sey was escorted be
3ond the gate. ' .' , '
Rutland, Vt, April 4. TJie damage
suit of the F. R. Patch Manufacturing
Co against Protection Jodge; No 215,
Indeperademt Association of Machinis'ts,
was decided tondiay, the jury returning
a verdict in favor of the manufactur
ers, after having deliberated 20 hours.
The company sued for $10,000 damages
a?'i3geid to ha ve been i3ffered as the re
sult of a strike of th machinists some
time ago. The; jury awarded $2,500.
The plaintiffs claimed that the defend
ant organization . of ' machinists, . of
which the S'trlkers were members, in
tl mi d ated n-on-un Ion men and ' pirevient
ed: them from filling the positions
made vacant by the strikers that they
were forced . to maintalni a boarding
house for the non-uniion. employes ajid
that they were obliged , to protect, them
by hiring private police. This case,
which had been oh trial for two weeks,
ha attracted much attention in labor
circles. The strlkie was for the recog
nition of the union.
Cleveland, O.,' April 4. The Cigar
makersV, union ;" has withdrawn; Sol
Sontheimer as Its delegate' . to ,, the
United Trades and Labor council of
this city. This action will result .in
Sonthelmer's deposition ; as the . presi
dent of. the Trades council, because to
hold that office the president must be
a delegate from, his craft. The action
of the union is the result of a peculiar
phase in local politics, Sontheimer re
cently having been made the republican
nominee for vice-mayor, a step that
was immediately and strongly objected
to by the clgarmakers as a body.
Cleveland, O., April 4. Cleveland
plumbers., have been granted their .re
quest for a raise in wages. Hereafter
they will receive $4 for an eight' hour
day, an advance of 50 cents per day.
The employers also . agree to employ
only union labor.
Kew Chlneae MlnUter Arrlrea.
WASHINGTON, April 4.-Sir Chen
Tung Liang Cheng, the new, Chinese
minister to the United States, who,
with his entire suit and party, includ
ing in all about forty-five persons, ar
rived in San Francisco last week, has
reached Washington. The minister's
suit differs from that China sends to
any other country, as many of the
members are scions of distinguished
families who come to the United States
to acquire a thorough mastery of the
English language and to enter Ameri
can institutions of learning. The min
ister and suit went at once to the le
gation. The new minister Is a graduate
of a college in New England and was
interpreter of the Chinese legation here
from 1880 to 1889.
7io Maple Sugar Weather
HOOSICK' FALLS, N. Y., April 4.
Reports from , maple sugar groves in
this 'Vicinity show that the yield , will
not exceed one-third of the average
crop. At this time last year .growers
had their men breaking roads into the
woods through snowbanks from three
to fifteen feet deep. At present there
is hardly any spow on the roads, and
there have been no "sugar snows" to
give ' encouragement to producers
Many are not making any maple sugar
at all, claiming that on account of the
warm temperature the trees were bud
ding before it was really time to tap
for sap. i '
Wonld Reject Canal Treaty.
COLON, Colombia, April 4. Alejan
dro Orellac, one of the ministerial con
gressmeu for the isthmus,.' announces
that he is opposed to the acceptance ot
the Hay-Herran Panama canal conven
t'ion on the ground that it - -Is- better to
surf er poverty than indignity. He says
that Colombia should do her utmost to
facilitate the opening of the canal fot
the benefit of the world, but patriotism
rejects the sale of a single foot of the
poll of the isthmus and scojrns to allow
a foreign government to exercise its
jurisdiction' over territory - received as
. free legacy from her forefather .
Little Rock, Ark, April 4. Robert
w f art, a luufiiiuisu ima u?eii snui aim
killed by his wife Mattiei Mrs Weare
refused to make any statement as to
the cause of the killing. The couple
were married about a year.ago.
Discovered By Principal of The
High School To-Day
fire Was Then Under Headway in a
Barber Shop Attempt to Blow. Up
Buildings With Dynamite Failed
Dynamite Didn"t Go Off and Fire
Salisbury, April , 4. The town of
Salisbury was threatened with destruc
tion early to-day by a fire which de
stroyed six buildings, causing a loss
estimated at $50,0Ou, and was - extin
guished only atter assistance had been
secured from Lakeville, and Millerton,
N. Y. : ':; -'.'., ;' ':m- -
Th fire was discovered by Principal
Charles Warner of the Sahsbui'y high
school at 2:10 o clock. He was aroused
from sleey by a slight disturbance, and
looking across the street, discovered
the barber ' shop of William Spun in
Haines. Mr Wax-ner quickly aroused
the residents in e - the neighborhood.
Garden hose was brought out, but the
efforts of tne citizens did not serve to
check the flames, which soon communi
cated to the adjoining buildings. " Tele
phone calls were sent to the Lakeville
department, uut when these fire fight
ers arrived it was found that they did
not have hose enough to reach from
Uie solitary hydrant in the village to
the burning buildings, a distance of 200
fee.t. Hurried calls were then sent to
Millerton, N. Y.; and the E," II. Thomp
son Hose company of that town made
tne six-nvlle run to-Salisbury in a little
over half an hour. i '': '-; - ;
By this time the house of C. F. Wan-
ger, on the lower floor , of . which was
located Mr Wanger's 4 plumbinsr shop.
the 'Association horse sheds, the post
office and a barn were in flames. With
the assistance of the outside, firemen
a little more headway was made
against the blaze, but despite the com
bined efforts the dry' goods store and
residence of State , Senator George H.
Clark caught fire and the , . flames
threatened to sweep v through, the
row of buildings from the bai'ber shop
to the railroad tracks; and destroy the
Maple Shade hotel and the Episcopal
church. At this ' point an eff ort was
made to blow up the burning buildings
in order to check the flames, but for
some reason the dynamite failed to ex
plode. , After a stubborn .fight of over
four hours the, flames were under con
trol. - '
The fire is believed to have f been
started in an effort to cover up a bur
glary in, Spurr's barber shop, as when
Mr Spurr reached the building, shortly
arter tne alarm was given, he discov
ered the money drawer, in, which there
had been a small amount of cash, lying
upon the counter, empty. . The contents
ofthe postofllce were saved by Post
master Everett. . Senator Clark saved
part 'of the town records which were
kept In his house, but-the stock of the
dry goods store was removed from the
burning building and scattered all over
the community. It will prove a total
loss. .
' A partial list of the losses is as fol
lows: W. W. Hortes, owner of the
building In which Spurr's barber shop
and pool room, is located, $5,000; Sen
ator Clark, house and dry goods store,
$10,000; C, F. Wanger, : house and
plumbing shop, $5,000 the Association
horse sheds, $1,000; Mrs Lydia Riplen-
burg .and Mrs Mary. Parley, barn, $o00
each; William Spurr, barber shop and
pool room, $1,000.
The Association horse shedg were
connected with" the Methodist, church
and were used by the members of the
church on Sundays to stable their
horses while the services were .going
on. There are about seventy sheds in
all. , ; ,
Tills forenoon State Attorney Donald
T. Warner stated that the loss would
be fully $50,000, if not more. (
James Grady of Fuller street, a stu
dent at , Georgetown university, is
spending the Eas-ter vacation at the
home of his parents.
Special forecast for Connecticut:
Showers this ' afternoon or evening,
followed by clearing; fair Sunday;
much colder with freezing temperature
by Sunday; brisk to high northwest
The funeral of Henrietta, daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs Henry Gass, 1 will
take place at .1 o'clock sharp to-morrow-afternoon
from the family residence on
Buck's Hill. The interment will be in
Buck's Hill cemetery. , ;
William,' the four-year-old son of
Mr nnd Mrs William Lyons of Ayers
street died last night . of . diphtheria.
The funeral tools place this morning at
10 o'clock with' interment in Calvary
cemetrey. 1
: Waterbury is enjoying a lively snow
squall this afternoon. It is said to be
the tail of ' the snow . storm re
ported in the west. If this be true the
body of the western storm must be a
monster, that is provided one could
judge the rest of it by the size of its
Evangelical preaching in German at
No 272 Cherry street, near North Main
street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30; even
ing at 7;30. Helpers and hfcarers are
cordially invited. English preaching
when requested. Meetings Tuesday
and Thursday evenings at 7:43.
There is a great deal of sickness
about town among children and some
of the little ones do not last long once
they are taken down with it. In many
instances it develops into diphtheria
and many do not know the nature of
this malady until it is too late. It would
b well tto call the family physician as1
soon as the patient complains of a sore
throat. .
The class work of the Catholic
Women's association will be dispensed
with next week and the rooms will be
closed until after Easter when work
will be resumed. The rooms will be
open to-night and Miss Corden, the
matron, will be present. 'She will be
prepared, to receive tickets or monry
from those who desire to turn same in
for the night of music and song. The
committee is anxious to finish up the
work and make their report and would
ask that all who can make returns this
evening. . - ' ?
Matters Pertaining to Matthews &
Willard Company Discussed.
At short calendar in the superior
court in New Haven yesterday Judge
Elmer received the report of the re
ceiver of the Matthews & Willard com
pany, F. B. FarnsAvorth of New He-
ven, showing the present condition of
that concern. There is a deficit - of
$30,538 in addition to a loss in capital
stock of $187,500, making a total of
$218,038 the company had lost. The
Inventory was satisfactory to the court
and as fair and accurate as it could
be. It was shown that the principal
cause of the loss was he almost con
stant changing in the styles of goods
produced by the company. The tools,
machinery and ? patterns were worth
less and out of date, but still every
thing was done that prudence and skill
could do to ward off the present con
ditions of things. The court accepted
the report and ordered it recorded.
Next Thursday it is thought the court
will grant an order of sale pf the con
cern. ; .,--:---: .; :,-'- " :;--- :. '-; -
In the affair of the' Odd Fellows' Mu
tual Aid association, of .which Charles
G. Morris is receiver, there are claims
amounting to $60,868.06. Of this sum
$407.82 are preferred claims. -At the
next short calendar the receiver will
ask for an order permitting him to
pay a dividend of four per cent on the
claims. - The assets of the association
are valued at $nly $3,000. '
Bridgeport, April 4. The Interstate
Builders' and Dealers' " ftoclatlon a t
a meeting held here la's t evening decid
ed to take a istep that will cause a
strike in the building trades and com
pletely tie up the '; building business.
The lass'oclation recently adopted a ref
erence card and members are required
to oblige applicants for work to f how
one. This the employes of two raa
tei; carpeinftera and one master plumber
in this city -have refused to do. Their
men, numbering seventy -five, are now
out. Hi . The as'sociatioin last night voted
to stand by the contractors and on
Monday .morning It Is said every r
man will refuse to go to work, i
t Friars Point, Miss, April 4 A very
heavy : wind from the .west has been
blowing for 24 hours and the waters
of the Mississippi have been thrown
against the levee at this point with
such force that much apprehension hag
been felt for the safety of the embank
ment. This morning the log boom be
fore the levee for its protection under
such circumstances, was 4 broken and
the embankment began to cave for a
considerable distance. A '.'large force
of men are at work sacking the levee
and the situation is considered well
in hand. . . 1 : . '
New York, April 4. At the sale of
ceramics" and bric-a-brac collected ,by
the late ; Peter Marie $3,377 was real
ized Eighteen plates, " French i porce
lain decoration by E. Self ert, brought
$364.50; a large sevres vase, amphbra
shape, $150;. and 1 'Innocence," a bust in
Carrara marble. $180. An old Worces
ter tea, set sold for $145. The highest
price -was $400 for three urns, Sevres
mantel- ornaments, f A bronze figure,
the Venus de Milo brought $180, and a
Carrara bust of Napoleon, after Can
ova, $180. ' ' , ,.
Remains of Mrs Farina Now At
Mulvllle's Morgue '
The City -Will Probably Be Called
Upon to Pay the . Bills-The Dead
Woman's Husband Claims He Has
No Money Superintendent Doran
Has the Affair in Hand and Is Mak
ing an Investigation.
The authoi-ities are having lots of
trouble over the burial of the remains
of Mrs Frank Farina of Clock aven
nue, who died - ait the hospital Thurs
day night from Injuries received by
being . burned while lighting a fire in
the stove. Her husband represents
that he has no money and wants the
board of charities to meet the funeral
expenses.' but Mr Doran is in posses
sion of information which warrants
him in taking the ground that there is
no reason why the cost of burial should
be thrown upon the city. It is said
that the money which- the woman had
in her possession at the time of the ac
cident was found and turned over to
her husband v and besides it has been
leairned that he works steady and earns
from $2.25 .to $2.50 a day. Despite
this, it tseems that it1 lis not sufficient
evidence to show that the woman's
husband i aide to pay the cost of bury.
ing the remains and the city Is obliged.
to foot the bill and then See if the
amount can be collected from the fam
ily later on. .
This afternoon the body was re
moved to Muilvllle'is morgue by order
of Superintendent Doran. Just whart
di'sposltlon will be mad of it has not
yet been determined.. -' It is possible
that it may be pronounced "nnelaim
ed" and turned over to the Yale Medi
cal sehool. . Th; narties concerned in
the affair tdl conflicting stories. Mr
Farina 'a-i.legea that he was willing to
pay the funeral expenses iu install
ments of $5 a month, but claims that
the undertaker would not agree to that.
At Mancinl & Ruggero's undertaking
rooms a Democrat reporter was In
formed that this was wot tru. o that
it looks If RonTeorie was endeavoring
to deceive the authorities. The board
of charitlew mikes no lones about hav
ing a bodv burled once it. becomes
known that the cost cannoit be met by
rpi'atives, but ihe buinea of eetting
$12 from the city and then addine the
balance to it has become such an 'a bus
that it bast been decided to put an end
o It.
Will Be One ot Next Veek'
Legislative Matters. ;
About Fifty-one Members Les3 Ths&
at Present Number of Other Re
ports and Amendments Hare Beer
Hejected The Advocates of the Re
jected Measures are pWted to tiz
Out in Force. f
Hartford. April 4.
be one of the -most imro .
flessloa.thus far. according ti-indict
tlons at the close of this week's bs
sion. , On Tuesday it is expected that
the committee on constitutional amend
ments ; will send in their complete re
port .on the question of reform of th
representation in the lower house, ad-
viwng tne rejection, of all but one of
the amendments' that wur bfrtTo. .tu
committee. The measure to bereport-
xavoraDiy will be the o . called
Chatfleld plan, .which is in effect that
eahc town is to continue n hav-A r,niK
representative, regardless cf popula.
uon, ana tnat-each senatorial district
to oe decided upon later by the com
mittee on senate redistricting, t-
have one representative. Thl3 will
give the house an organization of 2;U
members, which is fifty-one' less th a :i"
at present. Those small towns that
now have one, representative will Bcfc
be changed under the new ; arrnnpo
ment, except that they will share in a
community representative chosen from
rneir senatorial district. Several of thy
towns now having, two representatlv ,s
will lose one of them tchili th.
cities will gain. New Haven . gaining
.inree representatives, Hartford two.
etc.; .It is the plan that, was favoreil
most by those who appeared- b?f ore
the, committee, though a large numbf-f .
of speakers at the hearings, showod
their desire to kfen thA miamhrsifrx.
down to the present basis. ' 1 '
V-oincident with the favorable repor.
of the committee-on this measure win
come In the unfavn.ro Wo Tonvrt.
other; plans submitted, among 'them
uiat or governor Chamberlain, whiIi
?frlled for a "311ng scale f systora,"1
When the ; arguments hpc-in in ti,
measures It is expected that the hous
wm enter on one of the most Intere-jf-Ing
phases of its session.
-it; is possible that tiic TYinr.h -,.
cussed railroad repeal bill will b- r.
ported t tahe end of this "week's si
sion. In that case. another fight will
be precipitated upon the house, as th
hiw.iwo weu organized camps In favo"
and iia opposition to .this bill.
.J'vXbe attach m ad on- the dispofithrt
of the, present assembly to pa.s brnd
cimners i or special business corpo-.M-
wohs icnm weeja in the houfae was th
talk of the lefflslatu-m at th rfn,
the - session ' Thursday. r . Several at-
remprs nave oeen made to hold -up
some of these broad charters this week.
Mr Tvoodruff of Litchfield Mmno- im
action on the granting, to a To! la nil
county, , insurance ..company unlimlfr I
powers early In the week. This wa1?
followed by the motion of Mr w0:v
of Newlngtoh on Thursday for a ri
conisuaeranoni , or, the special charter
granted to the Automobile Livery con1
pany,; which preciDitated the
debate of the session. Srwykr
Ley taking the floor In defence of th;
committees report and; vigorously de
fending -the poller of the tecrlsl'i.tnv.
to grant special charters. It .Is ex
pected on a number of other corpora
tions with eimilarly broad charters will
De given as thorough overhauling later
on. , -! i
It Is exneeted that thiwirpoi.- win ttrJl
the beclnnlncr of Friday "wlnni in n,ri
der to rush the early adjotirnm?Sroli
the sesision. which mow -Keem? 'po ? s-I b ! r-.
At St m-t1nD' Of Will ha ' inminlfM
chairmen , and clerka on Tuewlay stpm ,
poi'ts were made from all: the commit-!
rees,.Hna ic ,was:raTea Tnat tne .wist;
measnres to ly& renortfd ifh- Vir.n en 1
and senate would not come later thaw
April 24.' "This.-'Speaker Kenealey Ftat- i
ed, meant that the session could easily,
close' by the- middle- of May. Vry
few of the committees are now holding!
hearings, those having the more im-;
portant measures 'having closed thir;;
public work. . . ..
Returns Home After Fifteen Year-f i
. ; Absence.,
New London, April 4. Joseph Ve
nault, a machinist employed at the
Brown Cottin Gin comnanv hnH re
stored to, him. Thursday -night his 10-
.Tars-oia sou, whom he has for years .
believed . to . be dead. ; Fifteen years
ago, while living in Lowell, Mass the
wife of the elder Venault disappe'ared
mysteriously, taking with her her 4- .
years-old boy. A short time after her
disappearance he received a messaca
that his son was dead. The father
came to New London a few years ago
to live with his' eldest son. ,
The young man who was 6upposei
to be dead appeared at his father's
home last night and made himself
known . He said that his mother died
in New Bedford about six years ago
and through some relatives he learned .
where his father was living. He has
been working as a street car conductor
in' Springfield. The young fellow in
tends to take up his residence with hi
his father in this city
Newark, N. J April 4. DorothS
Dare, three years old, of Maplewool
who has been malformed since birth,
has received the Lorenz treatment in
this city. The child had ocketless
hip bones unaffected by disease. The
doctors declare the operation was en'
tlrely satisfactory. ' .
. Lawton, - Okla,! April 4. Robbers
made an attempt! to loot the bank of
Leger, 20 miles distant, last night, and
in attempting to Intercept them J. "
Itoberts waa shot and fatally wounded.
The robbers escaped with a sheriff'
jjosse. in pursuit, , -

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