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WATERBURY, CONN, Y TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. COL, BURPEE S1LES SARDONICALLY. (VOL. XVI. NO. 102. CLOSE CALL FOR OILER. Whirled About Shafting: For Nearly Two Minutes. HANGED IN LON it GROSS On VACCIf DON mm m IATI0N QUESTION When Beporters Try To Talk About Strike Situation. SAYS THERE IS NO STRIKE. strikers, However, in Their Daily Statement. Say There Is They Tell About the Efforts Being Made to Induce Local Men to Go On the Cars Also Have a Few, Words to Say About the Philadelphia Directors nd the $100,000 They Set Out to Lose. ': '.". At noon, to-day there was nothing oew expected either In the strike or in the way of, other developments in the cases that .arose out of .-, it. Colonel Burpee was in town for the first time since Saturday and he had nothing to give out, nothing to surmise, nothing to expect in the way of new features. According to 'Colonel Burpee' there is no strike. There had. been a strike some time ago, but that is all over and done with." Anything in the strike to-day?" is the manner in which he has become accustomed to be ' hailed by the press representatives, and with a smile in the corners of his mustache he asks: "What strike?" Just as ap parently calm and satisfied as though the company was making the same old barrel of money it used, to make every day last summer, or before the strike was' Inaugurated; Just as though the people were lighting to get on the cars us they used to at noon and evening .to get to their homes, in the days or eld. ; v - -v.-..;. Still," in spit of his smiles and calm demeanor, the ' colonel is better ac quainted than anyone else in the elf that a strike 18 ou against the trolley company, and that it is ' costing the company and has cost It many a bitter dollar and will cost it the full $100,000 that Manager Sewell claimed to, have been allojwed 'v to break it be fore it fs kver. .Most" of that $100,000 , must have been .ex pended by, this time, and as the mil lionaires are not famous for their tran quility of mind while they are losing money at the rate of. $000 a day, it is taken for granted that their barrel -will eventually feel the drain made upon it by this strike, and theyr will ; squeal against it. This is not . a case where the public can be made to pay, as is the case in cost of coal, and a3 the issue in the strike is simply one of principle with the question of money as a mere accompaniment, the stronger side will win. That puts it between the company and the labor organiza tions of the state. v Meanwhile the cost of retaining a staff of deputy sheriffs is going on. As the ordinary officer of the law ,1s al lowed $3 a day for his services, it is taken for granted that these deputies are allowed $5 a day. Their bill will amount to something considerable in the end. And these deputies have got a snap. A reporter passed half an hour with one of them and his charge the other evening and he thought half an hour was sufficient. One cannot go without the other, no matter where. Of course the officer while guarding the non-union man Is under his orders, Mil the non-union man must inevita bly go to manyf.places he otherwise would not go to, and do a number of things that he has no taste for. Dur ing the half hour referred to the deouty and. his charge-had quite a squabble. The non-union man desired to go down West Main street, and the sheriff de sired to visit some one on South Main street Neither would go his way without being accompanied by the other. , In fact, though there was no evidence of a string on either, each was tied to the other as tlehtly and secure ly as though a two-Inch hawser was around them. "Oh. break away." said one of the non-union trolleymen. a crowd , of whom was standing near by. It looked dark down West iualn below the City Jiall because the lamt on the green was not shining as brightly as formerly, and the non-union lamp trimmer would frot leave the deputy. The latter knew be had n good Jol. the softest he .ever had in his life, and' lie dared not let the non-union man go out of his sicrht for a moment, for fear something might -happen to lilrn and necessarily he would be pulled over the coal and perhaps loKe his soft snap. Yet It ecemed ft was necessaiy for him to see Ms friend on South Main street that minute, and the non-union man, his master, would not have him. but would have his own needs attended to first. It certainly did Jar the sheriff. Such a flsruratlve shaking up he never got be fore In all his life nndi it was apparent that hi Job. soft as dt was. was dis tasteful to him for the time being. With an oath he told the non-union man to o ahead and he would follow him and awiay they went down West Main street, the non-union man telling the sheriff that he would take no "guff" from him. lie would report him to Manager Sewell. Mr Farley, Sheriff Dunham and Colonel Burpee. The re porter went then. " It makes no mat ter where ihev went or what they did. but the sheriff wi ns mad as ten March hares. But thoughts of losing his soft Job closed his 11ns. which oth erwise 'would be vptv 'oovKmf. All the vnfortnnattt wherlf dared rav was to swoar by Mosp that his charge martehlm very tired. . TNdlnar on the cars seenvs to have hfm arlvfn a shook. It haa unqiies tteWHy fallen off durln the past few days. boh In tb busy hours' and dur !nsr the day. Lnst evening i peemed that no on nt all patronized the cars. Tt 1s not denied, even by the most vig orous champions of the strikers ami tliAtr cause, that the comnany Is not fjyen cAmo nntronncre. but It N fur from what th rpnresen1''tiv''S of the eonmany sav It Is. SHU. tlm com pany. Is maklnsr a magnificent bluff at doing big 'business. ' For instance, four cars are being run on North Main street at the busy ihour! whereas two cars would carry all the passengers. The ame game Is carried on on the other lines. The strikers' executive committee is sued the following statement this af ternoon : "This is the eighty-seventh ' day of our strike and finds things running along in the even tenor of their way, with our men still behind the guns fighting for Justice. V "Evidently Boss Farley's supply of strike breakers is getting short, or the chaps he has here are getting spring fever and returning to the salt water resorts for the summer, for as a last resort the company Is now endeavoring to obtain local help to fill the places made vacant when we went out on strike. According to reports brought to us, they are willing to make it a monetary object for anyone who will condescend to work for them under present conditions but we understand they are having considerable difficulty getting reputable help.' Efforts have also been made to break into our ranks by getting some of our men but on strike to go bacic at practically their choice of positions on the cars, but we are glad to say that the men have been found a solid phalanx and these over tures have been respectfully declined. . "We are happy to know that a strike has been averted on the. Consolidated road. The company's directors showed ability and gooa Judgment in confer ring with representatives of the train men, and as a result the 1 difficulties were soon smoothed, out and peace reigns supreme. How different from the, conditions here, where the com pany, with a high-handedness that Is marvelous, lcnores the public and the public inconvenience and.. makes no ef fort whatsoever orlng to an enau stage of unpleasantness which is doing nobody any good and many mucu harm. In no place throughout the country, where there have been labor troubles, has the company shown such comnlete disdain for its former em ployes and so great disregard for the public otthe city wnicn created it ana made it mighty. Here we have a com pany whose board of directors have made no effort to personally Investi gate and root out the present difficul ties but arbitrarily sitting In their offices miles away, voted their general manager $100,0- t spend as he wished to whip us out of our boots and wipe us off the map if possible. The only evidence the directors have is what they have received from their own help here, and therefore It must be one-sided. And if we can Judge what they' know from the misstatfltoents which we have had to correct through our daily statements from that source, they must have been pumped full of pretty hot stuff. It means a great deal to the general manager If he succeeds In grinding us don in our Just de mands. He will be a big fellow then in the eyes of the corporative world. He will probably be then Justified in asking for and receiving an increase in his salary. The counsel for the com pany is also probably, in no huny to have this difficulty ended. He, no doubt, receives remuneration from the the company in the way of fees. The longer the fight continues, the I6nger the fees will roll Into his coffers. How he must have enjoyed the action of the directors when they , voted to go ahead and spend that $100,000. We offer these few little ideas to give the public a bhnnce to think over what we are cop tending against. Considering every thing, don't you think we have done pretty well so far in our struggle against this power? We are going to play baseball next Friday against the Naugatuck team in Naugatuck. ' A crowd of rooters will accompany us down and there ought to be lots of excitement. The boys say they will inisg Manager Sewell's face at that game, for he used to be quite a rooter for cur team .and backed them successfully many a time, especially when we went to Bridgeport arid trim med our brethren down there. No free tickets.' , All of the accused who, yesterday, were bound over to the superior court on the charge of assault with intent to murder the non-union men. Merna and Morrlssette, have procured bail ex cepting the two Qulnns. and they were taken to Jail this afternoon. J. M. Burrall' was asked to-day if it were true, that he had some difference with one of the local societies over the refusal of the organization to accept goods bought at his store. He said he had no knowledge of such an affair and he thought It could not occur with out being brought to his notice. Even if the trolley company and strikers do come to a settlement soon, many of those who used to patronize the cars between here' and Naugatuck before the strike, will not ride even after the settlement is made. They say they intend to stuy off the cars until the fare between Naugatuck and Wa terbury Is reduced to five cents. Several young men employed in the factories have been approached by their bosses and asked if they cared to try their ihands as trolieymen. If they don't like the Job they can return to the f actories and take up their old po sitions. So far very few have shown ia disposition to accept the places of the strikers and It is thought that the scheme will not amount to much. An effort is also being made to beat the men by endeavoring to lead the pub lic to believe that union men -are rid ing and 'that those who are walking lare making fools of themselves. The putting on of local men if they can be had and getting the papers to say that their reporters saw union men on the cars Is looked upon as a great stroke of diplomacy, but whether It will do much towards weakening the case of the strikers is something nobody can tell at this time. It looks as if the public does not want to give in after walking for the past three months. The, Shafting Was Going at, the Rate of 100 Revolutions a Minute When the Power Was Stopped the Man Fell to the Floor Unconscious. New York, April 7. Caught in a wheel making 100 revolution a minute, Michael Devanney, an oiler employed in a Brooklyn Iron works, was whined around the circle for perhaps two min utes yesterday, but not seriously hurt. Devanney wa at work beside a big fly wheel when his coat was caught in the" belting. He yelled once or twice as he felt himself drawn to what he thought was his death and 'ithen ' be came unconscious Quickly the belt ing was thrown off the wheel andDe vanney's body fell to the floor, limp and apparently lifeless. Doctors were sum moned. While the doctors and shop mates were gathered about the limp form the supposed corpse sat bolt up right, rubbed his head and looked about in a confused manner. Devan ney recovered sufficiently in a few mo ments to become curious as to what had happened, and when he was in formed he whistled and remarked it was a closer call than he wanted again, , ' NEW MILFORD POWER. To Supply Electricity for Connecticut Railway & Lighting Company. Southington, April 7. Upon excel lent authority it was said yesterday that the power station o f the Meriden. Southington & Coinpounce Tramway company will not be operated after next fall and the Connecticut Railway & Lighting company, operators of the Merlden-Southington- company, will se cure power for the same from the New Mllford Power company, which cor poration is now before the general as sembly for a charter to establish a pow er plant on the Housatonic river with the rights to sell and transmit power. The power company has already sur veyed to Milldale from Waterbury and the west for its proposed power line. Negotiations between the , Southing ton Wate company and the Connecti cut Railway & Lighting company for water for the Milldale power station have within a few days taken a turn indicating the correctness of the fore going report relative to the abandon ment of the Milldale , power , station. The negotiations , between the water and trolley companies were for a C lnch main to supply the waterf for the boilers as well as for protection from fire. T. H. McKenzie, secretary of the water company, has been informed by Assistant General Manager Darbee of Bridgeport that the cbmpaisy'tirfiot reuqire wa,ter for supplying the boilers but that it will want water for fire pro tection, car cleaning, etc; and that a 4 inch pipe would answer. ; The trolley company's decision not to ; take water for its boilers may deprive Milldale of the desired protection from fire, the board of selectmen having said that there would be no Objection to estab lishing fire hydrants in Milldale pro vided a 6-lnch pipe was laid, but that they would object if a smaller size pipe was decided upon. Power front the new source will be furnished at first to theplants in Wa terbury. -Brldgr Southington and New Britain ar , o plants will prac tically be closed. . aoi e will, of, course, be attendants jit each sub-station. Power will be transferred to the sub station and controlled there by rotary converters.- The multi-phase system will be used, and 30,000 volts will be sent across country on wires. Two sets of poles and two separate lines will be erected, so that when' one line gets out of working order the other can be substituted. ' , Six thousand horse power has now been developed at the main plant In Kent and It Is expected that ultimate ly 30,000 horse power will be realized. New machinery is already on the ground in Kent which will be used in further developing the plant there. New machinery for the Waterburysub-sta-tion has arrived in that city and it is expected that power for the trolley and' lighting systems there will be transmitted from Kent by the latter part of June. ELECTION IN HARTFORD. Republicans Carry the Entire City by 1,275 Plurality. Hartford,' April 7. -The city and town election yesterday brought out only a small vote. The republicans carried the city by an average plurality of 1,275. Ag a result of yesterday's election the next board of common council will be made up of forty-five republicans and fifteen democrats, a republican gain of over last year of eighteen. License was carried by a vote of 4,750 to 1,415. The city voted against the consolidation of schools by a vote of 3,006 to 1,270, but free text books for the High school was voted by a majority of seventy-five. Throughout the entire city voting machines wei'e used in each ward, and they proved to be entirely success ful, very little difficulty being experi enced. The returns had been figured and entered on the town clerkVbooks before 9 o'clock, while the result of the election was known an hour after the polls closed. . REPUBLICAN ELECTED. Columbus, O., April 7. Robert II. Jeffrey, republican, for major, was elected by 3,000 majority over Mayor John N. Hinkle, democrat, who was a candidate for re-election. Mayor' Hin kle was elected two' years ago by 330. The republicans elect James M. Butler, solicitor, Sylvester C. Noble, auditor, and two out of three members of the board of public service. The democrats elect W. C. Cusslns, treasurer, and Roy Wildermuth .police judge. The coun cil will have ten republicans and five democrats. George D. Jones, demo crat, Is elected president. Murderer of Three Wives Said Ho Was An American ALSO PROTESTED INNOCENCE He Completely Collapsed, and Had to Be Supported to the Gallows He Ad ministered Tartar Emetic to the Wo men, 28.12 Grains Belng( Found in the Last One That Died. London, April 7. Kloshowski, alias Chapman, the Southwark salooniceeper who was found guilty March 10 at me Old Baj,ley of the murder by poison of three women who lived witu him as his wives in different parts of London, and who was sentenced to death the same day, was hanged this morning in Wands worth Jail. The convict was in a state of complete collapse and had to be supported by warders. He pro tested his innocence to the end, de clared his real name was' Chapman, and said he was an American by birth. He was charged with the murder by tartar emetic in October, 1001, of Maud Eliza Marsh, a barmaid, who lived with him as his wife. She was 10 year old. During the trial it developed that two previous wives of the prisoner died under similar suspicious circumstances and then bodies were exhumed. The first woman, Mrs Spink, who passed as therflrst Mrs Chapman, died In De cember, 1897, apparently from phthisis, but at the post mortem examination, made last December, five years after wards, there were found in the organs more than three grains of tartar emetic. Shortly after the death of Mrs Spink, Chapman advertised for an as sistant barwoman. Bessie Taylor re sponded and lived with him for about three years, when she was taken 111. When" her body was disinterred last November no less than 29.12 grains of tartar emetic were found in the internal organs. . , Cry of Fire Sent Employes in all V Directions One Man Jumped from an Upper Story and Was Serious Injured Several Others Slightly Bruised in the Mad Rush The Factory,' Was Destroyed The Loss is $27,000. Cambridge, Mass, April 7. A fire in Keeler & (Jo's furniture factory at Sec PANIC IN FURNITURE FACTORY ond and Thorndike ;;;treet8 toaxiandor special arrangements with the caused a rush of employes, and it is re ported that several persons were in jured in trying to get out of the build ing... ' ' The most seriously Injured Is Daniel Sllva, who Jumped from the upper part of the building. The others who were hurt sustained bruises in the crush or were burned. The factory was de stroyed. It was a four-story wooden building, filled with wood of various kinds and other inflammable material, which burned rapidly , and with great fury. It is thought that the fire start ed" from spontaneous combustion. The loss is estimated at about $27,000, of which $7,000 is on the building and $20,000. on the stock. . . He defended smoot. President Smith Calls Those Who Op posed Him "Latter Day Devils." Salt Lake, Utah, April 7. Before a vust assemblage of conference visitors in the tabernacle yesterday, President Joseph Smith, head of the Mormon church, vigorously expressed his con tempt for those wno made tne ngnt against the Mormon church and Reed In ,flitt ftVnf Eian o fori ci 1 rom- paign in this state. President Smith spoke with much feeling and while he di,d not mention Apostle Smoot by nsme, he maoe it plain tnat ne direct ed his criticism 1 to those who were against the seating of M? Smoot In the United States senate. "I want to tell you,", said President Smith, "that there are no more loyal people on earth that the Latter Day Saints. We have been maligned, mis treated and misrepresented, but not by the nation. It was by lying, hypocriti cal, sneaking, " cowardly wolves in sheep's clothing that go through the world seeking to stir ,up strife and trouble for the righteous." Prrsident Smith characterized these men as contemptible hounds and Lat ter Day devils who were born into the world, to He and were fulfilling their mission. METHODISTS FINISH, .Boston, April 7. The New England Methodist conference concluded: to day its annual business with the an nouncement of appointments for the coming year. The conference opened last Tuesday. Considerable , import ant business has been done, including the adoption of a new plan to care for aged ministers, by which those occu pying pastorates are to contribute a certain, per, cent of their salaries for the purpose. The conference 'also named a vcoinmittee .to wait upon the secretary of the navy in behalf of the appointment of more chaplains in the navy. There were a number of im portant changes In the assignment of ministers for the coming yeur, espe cially in the larger cities. . WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH. Jamestown. N. Y.. April 7. Mrs Laura Kins: was burned to death in fire which Wrnyed the residence of 'her won, Ell Ivlne. near Cherry Creek at an early hour to-day. Through Hallway Service In Siberia. WASHINGTON, April 7.-Through service on the Siberian railway from Moscow to Dalny was begun on Feb. 18, says United States Consul Miller, reportlng to the state department from Xiuchwan Powerful Swede on Rampage in Forestville Broke Glass, Furniture, Stove and Everything He Could Lay His Hands On Proprietor Burg Tried to Pre vent the Destruction But Failed- The Man Finally Desisted and When Found at His Home Said That God Told Him to Do It. Bristol, April 7. While suffering from an attack of delirium tremens early to-.day, John Manson. a powerful Swede, aged about 25 years, nearly wrecked the Forest house at Forest ville, causing; damage which is esti mated Dy tne proprietor, L.ouis s. Burg, at $1,200. Manson raged about the house smashing his fists through panes of. glass , wherever be could reach them, overturning furniture and other wles damaging the house. ' Mr Burg became alarmed, when the Swede started in to wreck things and securing a revolver fired two shots at him neither taking effect. Burg then grappled with him', but proved no match for the crazed man. No' assistance could be brought from outside so Manson was allowed to carry on his work of de structlon until he became either satis fied or tired and returned to his home about a mile from t'e hotel. There he said that lie did not do the smashing out or hatred for Burg,' but claimed that God told him to do It, . Mr Burg finds his damage to be as follows: :64 broken panes of glass; dressers, 2 large plate glass mirrors, a. cabinet containing bottled liquors all of which was destroyed and two foves besides a quantity of furniture Manson broke all the glass with Ijls hands and. as a result the house is cov ered with blood. CUBAN CONGRESS RECONVENES, President Pal in a Congrratnlatea tb Country on Peace and Order. iiAVAJNA, Apru T.-rUongress reas sembled '. at 6 o'clock yesterday after noon and will probably continue in sei sion for three extra months oh account of: the necessity for the enactment of many laws before all the departments of the government get thoroughly un der way. ..',. , :., ' " . A message from President Palma containing 12,000 words was read, at the opening session.-; The president congratulates the country on the main tenance of peace and order since the strikes last November. The president says that negotiations have been completed providing, for the entrance of Cuba in the postal union united, states and Mexico, ana he ad vises an entire reconstruction of the postal and telegraph systems. The majority of the municipalities, continues President Palma, exist with difficulty because their revenues are in adequate. The government feels that further assistance to the municipalities in many cases is unauthorized beyond paying the expenses of charities, schools and prisons, and the obligations of the municipalities cannot continue to be met unless congress specifically authorizes the government to act in this matter. vThe work of sanitation as at present conducted by 'the govern- uient is not in harmony with the con stitution. Since the Piatt amendment makes the government responsible for sanitation it is urged that an act cover ing the work of sanitation be passed. The message states that Cuba has now five diplomatic and seventy-eight con sular representatives and that the gov ernment is considering various extradi tion treaties and the commercial treaty proposed by Great Britain. The mes sage then says: "Our relations with the United States continue to be close and cordial. Much more gratifying is the noble and reso lutely favorable attitude of the presi dent of that great republic. It is enough to remember the obstacles which his stubborn will have overcome In negotiating the reciprocity treaty and obtaining the ratification thereof and his firm purpose to summon a spe cial session of congress to definitely approve It. Besides the sympathy and respect which we inspire amopg the American people by our exemplary conduct as an independent people who realize the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, these circumstances powerfully contribute in solidifying the good understanding between both na tions. -. V, ' ' "It Is in our interest to worthily cul tivate these sentiments, and we cannot do so better than by carrying out our obligations to the Washington govern ment expeditiously, frankly , and cor rectly, whether it be by granting what we ought to grant or refusing what we consider ourselves justified in refus ing" . , . " ' - Fatal Dynamite Explosion. LANCASTER, Pa., April 7. Roy Johnson, aged eleven years, who, with his father, Benjamin Johnson, and his mother, was injured in a dynamite ex plosion w'hlch wrecked their home in Providence township, is, dead. Mrs, Johnson, it Is thought, will also die, while the elder Johnson is expected to recover. The dynamite had been brought into the kitchen to dry when in some manner it was exploded. A Disinherited Bride. PITTSBURG, April 7. Charles Lock hart Is said to have changed his will so as practically to disinherit his daugh. ter, Elnora, who eloped with William Flower, a dentist, on March 26. It is said she will receive only a small part of the $40,000,000 he will leave among his children. . vneap surer For Coinave, WASHINGTON, April 7. The secre tary of the . treasury has purchased i xuv,ow ounces , of fine silver for ac 'count of Philippine coinage at an av of 49.S0 cents an ounce, t JOHN MOST RELEASED. The Well Known Anarchist Has Left His Prison Cell. -'New York, April 7. After serving n year's Imprisonment less about two months' commutation of sentence, for good behavior on BlackweJl's Island; John Most, the anarchist, haa been re leased. Most was convicted for the publication in his paper, Frehelt, on (the day President McKlnley was shot, of an article with the caption "Murder and Murder," which was iheld: by .the courts to endanger the public peace in that It was on Incitement to tho mur der of rulers. This was the decision of the1 court of special sessions before which Most was arraigned! and was af firmed by the (higher courts. Upon his release Most went at once to Union Hill, N. J. NO DIFFERENCE IN HAVANA. , Lawmakers Hare Time on Floor of th House. New. York. Am-il 7 Whiu tv,tt or representatives was awaiting , Presi dent Palma's message, Congressmen Villuendas and Garmendia exchanged angry words about a question of order, Bays the Havana, on rr i wn inf Tribune. Vllleuendan called dla a "little, rude, ugly person and a clown." Garmendia challenged Vil luendas to go Into the street and fight. Villeuendas snratur un and rn tnnanl Garmendia, but congressmen seized both men before the v ant tntratKav Garmendia named Congressmen Borges anauasuuo as nis seconds, and it is believed a duel will be fought CITY NEWS. Dr . P. C. Lodge has crone on a faw weeks' vacation to Vermont. A son was born to-dav to Mr and Mrs James Rea of ,19 Railroad Hill street. 'v Bouffard's bakery say Red Star Trading Stamp Co has used their name without authority. Mrs C. T. Carlson of 63 Johnson avenue died . this morning at the Wa- ieriury nospitai. An important meeting of the Drusr Clerks' association will be held in the hall in Meigs building on Bank street to-night at 10:30. , ,; -. , , Easter vacation at St Thomas's parochial school began yesterday after noon for all the pupils excepting those that will graduate thi summer. These will attend school every day between 2 and .4 o'clock. To-day Judge Elmer handed down, a decision on the plaintiff's demurrer in the cases of Bella Johnson, Georare F, Mataa3IrwiniaW?m the Turnbull Co. His .decision, sus tained the demurrer. The motion to set aside the verdict in the case of Devine vg Warner has been decided in the negative. This was the second trial of this case and will probably be the last, asit was the second verdict for the plaintiff. Special forecast for Connecticut: Cloudy, with occasional showers to night; warmer, except in southeast portions; Wednesday fair, except prob ably showers in northeast portions; warmer In north portions; brisk south east to southwest winds. Three small boys were arrested to day by Detectives O'Gorman and KJen- naugn, charged with theft of four bi cycles last Thursday evening. The boys' names are Willie Mack, Howard Murgatroyd and Roy Coles.. The, bi cycles were taken from various parts of the city. Two of them have been located. In the district court to-day the case of J. M. Mulligan, administrator, vs the Prudential Life Insurance Co, was begun before a jury and Judge Oowell. Mr Mulligan is administrator on the estate of the late Emily Mulligan, who was insured in the defendant .company for $500. Upon her death the defend ant refused to pay the policy. Plaintiff aisks $750. - - Following its custom of twenty-six years, the Hellmann Brewing Co will place its "Bock" beer on the market, beginning Thursday of this week. The company heartily commends this choice product to all lovers oi a gooa and pure beer.. To Invalids especially it will prove a dellgntful invigorant. It is bottled at tne brewery in nana- some packages for the, home table. Telephone 310 or 109-82. New sanltaries are being installed' at .the Lincoln school. The work Is expected to be completed! by the fif teenth of this month. The heating system at the Walsh school Is about completed and this school, now pos sesses one of the best heating systems in, any tschool In the city. The teachs ers and pupils will be delighted to hear that the heating system has at last been made satisfactory, for . during the past winter they suffered much from want of heat in th school rooms. A hot race Is cralm? on nmnno' n number of persons for the position of supply clerk of-the school department, which was held by the late Walter Geraghty. Only four aDDlIcatlons for the position were presented to the board of education at its last mAHm but there are nearly a dozen candidates for the onlce. Among them are the following: D. F. Lawlor, Morgan Burke, Harry Mitchell. Georcre Cun ningham, William Lawlor. George Richmond. Louis Raffel. rnnii Kelly and Charles Delaney. Ex-Constable E. J. Donahue and Patrick Campbell, it is said, have droDned out of the race. The friends of each can didate are working earnestly In their behalf and conseonentW the memhf.ra of the board of education are being be sieged on all sides. For several weeks the duties of the supply clerk have been well and faithfully performed by Miss Sadie Bennett of Cherry stree, assisted by Miss Nellie Hennessey,. Both are Graduates of the Waterburv Trainlnrr school. In all probability the appoint ment of a supply clerk will be made at the next meeting of the board of education, which will be held on Wed nesday night, April 15. He is Strongly Opposed to Com pulsory Vaccination.. SAYS PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS. And They Should Say Whether They Want To Be Vaccinated or Not fiialisbury'a (Representative Explains Oonstltutlon.al Amend menta to tlier. Farmers' Association ChatiielvTa- Plan Was Reported To-Day. y Hartford, April 7. Representative iRobert covill of Salisbury, chairman of the committee ; m constitutional amendmente, appeared to-day before the farmers' association of the lpgla iature andi explained ' the attitude oi the committee on the matter of repre sentation. Ho eaid that hit comanittfa after listening to tha views of abonc forty - persons , at the (hearings which were given for the purpose of gettir the Ideas of the people on the matter had , decided . to report to the house in faro of th Chatfield , plan, This calls for on represontaMve from each town and" S dintative tTom mdh r. there has been much public interest cn in VL v ' wre rePorted unfavorably mttteeon public health and safety. Mr Cross of Waterbury said that be cause r compulsory vaccination wa against the inherent right of free citi zens, it ought not to be on the status books. The people in the etat. hj said, ar against the principle of vac cination and the, people are fast losin respect for an eminent branch of or professional men, the doctors. The 2 -000 people' of Connecticut who -want the repeal of this law do not want to aboljsbv vaccination, but simply want to have the right to be vaccinated or not as they please, and not be forced hi the matter. , ,, ... The repeal was made the order of the day at 11 o'clock to-morrow. Hartford, April 7. The senate tela 'morning 'received the report of t.hr committee on appropriations, granting $48,500 for the Connecticut hospital for the insane. A bill was reported; favorably plae. in!g a $7 fine for violation of the sta tutes regarding the purchase of Intox icating drinks during illegal hours. In the house to-day, the committor on - constitutional amendments , sent aj favorable report on the so-called CSit- field. plAttv-.,, On motion of - Mr Fcoriil ' of Salisbury action on the report wn ' set down for April 15. SUIT AGAINST TOWN By Bristol Man, Who Was Ordered to Send His Children to School. Bristol, April 7. The town of Bris tol is defendant in a novel suit brouath by William Teever of East Bristol. Three weeks ago Teever was in tho police court, charged with neglect in i? to send his children to school. He of fered as a defense the fact that scarlet fever was prevalent in his district and that he feared that his children would contract it. The court ordered h Ira to send the children to school. Teever now claims that one of the children con tracted the disease at the school and three now being- sick with it, he asks for $500 damages. WILL BE MADE TC-NIGHT. South Norwalk, April 7. The pointmeuts of clergymen in the New York East conference are expected to be made at to-night's session. During the executive session this morning 1L candidates for admission with fu!l connection were considered, and alo the application of the Rev B. B. Cape, a supply who was formerly a m errs Ik- of this conference and who was trans--ferred to another. He hn Ann mxcpu lent work in this and the Oregon con-i Terence, ana is at present stationed at the Bellport, Long Island, church, in the Brooklyn south district," DEATH OF A' JOURNALIST. Albany, N. T., April 7. William I. Belden, one of the leading Journalists and republican politicians of the Mo hawk valley.- died here suddenly to day. For seven years he had been deputy senate clerk. Hi home-was in Amsterdam. N. Y. He graduated from Yale in 1878. was one of the f oundera' of the Yale News, the first daily papers published in an American college, ani for twenty years was connected with the Amsterdam Recorder , and Daily Democrat ' ' CAMPBELL SOME BETTEIt. "Ntvw York. Anrll 7 TlWrnu. r. gressman Timothy J. Campbell, who has been critically ill with pneumonia,! wa ereported much Improved to-day. 1 He passed a good nig and was rest- . insr easily. The Dhvslrtnnn mam thnt- his condition to-day was very favora-" Die ana encouraging, tnougn he has not passed the crisis of his illness. PRESIDENT IN FARGO. Fanro. N. D.. Anrll 7.-Th nmirrd. for the reception and address of Presi dent Roosevelt was carried . ftnr fit cording to plan. The reception com mittee escortea mm tnrough the busi ness portion of the city and the pre!- dnt made his address from a platforro in front of the Waldorf hotel Ilia subject was the Philippines. FIRE AT WOODSTOCK. North Woodstock. Aoril ,tirt,ita and barn owned by Daviri Wh destroyed by fire last night, causing a loss or $z,uw, partly covered by Insur ance. The house was unopruriwi m? was undergoing repairs. The cattso oi the fire is not known