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VOL. XVI, NO. 107. WATERBURY, CONN, TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. f KHERE WILL THEY GET WORK? ;plkers Are Said To Be Dis criminated Against J. PECK DISCHARGED TO-DAY ke Had Obtained Work in the Clock Factory Affairs Still Hanging Fire in Bridgeport Strikers Make An other Appeal for a Settlement of the Trouble They Say That Unless the Company Meets Them Half Way the Strike Will Go On. & .T. Pwk. at one time an employe r h tfoiiv ooniDany. tells a story fvhleh would lead one to believe that Jhere are rather strange things going $n in some of the factor! these times. lr reck came heiv from lorringLuu u ew years ago and after a time was mployed on tne troiiey cai- -"' f iff a vJii find a half, when he Ired of the job ana went iu he plating rooto at the New England Watch factory, where he remained mi ll he was laid off on account of dull Imes. The day before the strike was leclared Mr Wales of the trolley com pany offered him . a job on the cars, vhich he accepted, but made only one fm when the tie-up occurred and he "ot through. He never was regarded as one of the striKers. yesterday he sot a Job in the buffing department of fhe Waterbury Clock Co. He says he . x A -...mil- 11 stated' when entering tne vvnnif L,i tho lnst -Dlace he did burr- in was in Torrington. ' but ;ater they called, mm into me him of misstating a fact and asked if vo Tcaa not an employe of the 1 LAM. J X. t- - - , a ? T .ami Mt A3 11 1 O trolley company, eApmcu connection with the corporation and maintained that statement uu wfftronoo to the last place where he did polishing was true a 11 the same. It went at that until this morning, when he says he was called into the office and discharged on the ground mac ub was an employe of the trolley company. Feck., now thinks that the unions are novices in 'the business of boycotting. Wonder what "Colonel Burpee will pay in case the trolley company fails to come to. terms with the men at Bridge port. A big handle was. made out of the short notice given the, company in Waterbury, but nothing of this charac ter can be said of the manner in which the Park City boys have 4 proceeded. They have given the company all the a time it wanted to consider their prop osition, didn't slight Mr Sewell or any of the other nabobs of this great organ ization which is destined soon to own 411 the public ways of the state and use them , to suit itself regardless of the wishes of the people, so that in case 'the company cannot make terms with them without another, strike the cat will be out of the bag and everybody will see that the company and not its employes is the aggressor in a squabble that has already cost the. state a vast sum of money and the end is not yet. What a blessing it would be if trolley companies would do .business on the same principle as the factories do! But if the row starts in Bridgeport It Is probable A. W. Paige will atend to It .without and assistance from Colonel lBurpee, though there are those who claim that the colonel will be it any way. Page and Burpee make up a wonderful team, when hitched up to gether their power is almost irresist able, but when pulling in opposite di rections It is said that the Bridgeport man gets tne pole every time. He is said to have knocked out Colonel Bur pee and his army of capitalists who sought to own the Naugatuck river In one round. Yes, the little Park City giant is said to have given the com pany such a bump that it didn't know ; what struck them, even its counsel, .the gallant colonel, going down without . being able to give a satisfactory ex i planation of the cause. Some day ; when Mr" Paige and Colonel Burpee ) get together aivd decide to form a trol- ley company of their own it won't take them long to oust the Philadelphia i millionaires and become directors in I stead of attorneva that ta (Joo? they now have are more remun- f uiu "uiuiujj a, uuiiiromng in terest in the company. The local trolley strike continues without developing any new phases. JThe situation- In Brideenort yJng more and more Interesting. Some 7 of the papers 'published in that city f say nothing authoritative can be ob i tained from the officials of the com j pany and the trolleymen's union. This f morning's Telegram-Union says the I men will hold a special nieetlhgThurs f day morning by which time the com- pany's reply will be in their hands mid ' they iwill take action upon it. The same paper says that according to rumor ; one or more of the national officers will be at that meeting. There was no : noticeable increase of new men on the cars yesterday, but every car had a new man along with the regular crew. The Farmer says that the company will, under no conditions, admit out siders to any conference it may have with the men, or treat with thehi in any way, believing the matter can be adiusted without such influence. "Should the national officers, however, insist upon taking a hand in the mat ter," says that peper. "the probabili ties are that the rival interests will clash and then a strike Is inevitable." It continues to say that the company is willing to meet the men half way upon all of the important points at issue. Continuing it says: "In regard' towages which was one of the important features of the re quests of the men, the company will , propose a compromise which they feel should be entirely acceptable to the f employes. "With reference to a readjustment of the working hours the officials are wil ing to submit a new schedule which will seek to correct the defects the men complain of In the "swing" runs, so-called. "If the men insist upon their union being recognized, which Is one of their demands, the' chances are that such recognition will be accorded as far as it appertains to the local organization. But the company will not in any sense agree to a recognition, of the union If such recognition is intended to include the Amalgamated Association. The officials say the hiring of new men at this time does not indicate that they are expecting trouble and are preparing for it by employing men Who will be ready to take the place of the, present force in event of n strike. It has ever been their custom to put on many extra hands at this season of the year so as to be ready for the sum mer traffic when there Is need for many additional hands. "The employes say that it is unusual nevertheless, for so mauy new men to be placed to workv this early. They also point out ' that there are no Bridgeport men being put to work, which is decdedly unusual. What makes the men suspicious is the com ing here of so many strangers at this time.' Some of the present employes say it looks as if the company intend ed to resist the demands of the men and were stocking up with help to be used in the event of a strike. "Some of the more experienced of the employes say It would not be safe to take into the union any of the new men until positive proof is forthcoming that they are not being brought here to get into the body for the purpose of disrupting It. "The, employes are splendidly organ ized in this city now and they do not propose to allow anything to happen if . they can stop it that will injure their organization. "Of course it will not be necessary for the local union to ask the national officers to come here If" the company is willing to agree to the requests of the men or if the two Interests can effectuate a suitable compromise." The strikers' executive committee is sued the following statement mis ar- teruoon: 1 "Our strike is rapidly , neariug the 'century' mark, lor this is our ninety fourth day out, and nothing in view that would Indicate a possible settle ment in the very near future. On the contrary, it Is beginning to appear as if we were to be xeinf orced by our Bridgeport brothers, 11)0 strong. . We have been repeatedly asked for opin ions concerning things down there, but have refrained from giving out our opinions. " We will now state, however, that we believe our Bridgeport broth ers will stick to their gxins exactly as we have and if their demands are not CQiinplIed with, br some action taken by the company which will prove sat isfactory to them, there will be a strike in the Tark city. Waterbury people are watching Bridgeport with consid erable interest, but Ave know fjom ex perience that our Bridgeport. brethren have been studying Waterbury's strike with equal interest, and have gained considerable knowledge therefrom. " 'What will be the outcome of the strike here?' is a question we are often' asked. 'How long will this thing drag along?' is another query. In reply we will say asfwe have always said from the beginning; we are willing and ready at any and all times to do our full share toward bringing this unpleasant situation to an end. We will meet the company more than half way, and have always been willing to do so. ' What more can. we do? , If we wanted to set tle the strike alone, it would mean that we must throw up our hands after a gallant struggle of fourteen weeks and go down in disgraceful defeat. That, of course, we will never do, and the public evidently does not desire us to take such action, judging from the sympathy shown our cause. No, the company must help in bringing the strike to a close. It takes two to make a fight and it also ta"kes two sides' to ettle a strike. The public is being shown no consideration by the com pany, as is evidenced by its apparent lack of Interest in doing anything to bring the battle to an end. "We have just been , 'put wise' to an alleged scheme of the company to In crease riding still further.' Not satis fied with working upon the clerks in office factories through their employ ers, they have now, it Is said, entered the fashionable homes of the city and made a siege against the servants. In days of yore, ths servants were lucky if they got one afternoon a week offt Now, it is said, most of them can get off every day on condition that they will use the free trolley tickets placed at their disposaJ. Tims it is the cars are apparently being Well patronized by the public, whereas these servants are having a snap riding over the vari ous lines and enjoying a daily vacation besides. The company will hardly de clare dividends upon such patronage, however. It simply goes to show the extremes a corporation will go to some times In order to crush the laboring men in their employ. We have made arrangements to give a good 'bus service to all those desiring to attend Father Traynor's big festival in Waterville to-morrow night. There will be accommodations galore for all ' 'Lo Intend to go." Attorney James A. Peasley said to day that he Is suffering for' his rash ness in riding on the cars a few days ago. He has a bad cold. Norwood extra went down Bunk street this morning by mistake and kept' going ahead until a passenger kicked about being carried away from home. ' If you have been observing of late you will notice that Judge Burpee is presiding in the police court more- fre quently than he did a few weeks ago. Deputy Judge Peasley seems to ho busy getting "Bon" Sedgwick's allega tions against the police departnynt into shape. If the men who worked for the trolley eomiiany and went on strike, but have grown tired hanging around ana want to work elsewhere are to be discrimi nated against in the factories and oth er places, it looks as if there is no course open to the men but continue the fight to the end. Many friends of the strikers have been thinking for some time past that all things consid ered, the best thing they could do was to throw up the sponge and do some thing else, but If they cannot get jobs in other places they will have to keep up the fight. It is also stated that some of the shops are discharging help that ride in the 'buses or automo biles and are making it known on the quiej that the hands will have to ride on the trolley cars or walk. It is hop ed that this is not true, for surely noth ing good could come of it. It would prove nothing but what has been stat ed time and again that a day would come when the trolley company would own the town. .Of course it is not so bad yet so-long as people are permitted to walk.'. ISmployers of labor who seek to dictate' what way their help get to their work are borrowing trouble. HfiiEfllBfli jTobk iHIs ) Daughter By Heels ; White He Choked His Wife Swung the Little Child About in the Air and Dashed Her Head on a Stove When the Man Was Arrested Later He Feigned Ignorance of the Whole Affair. New York, April 14. In consequence of threats maUe by her husband that if she was not at home when he re turned lie would kill her and their 3-year-old daughter, Mrs Charles Joeger of Brooklyn sought refuge In the house of her sister. When Joeger reached home last night he found, the rooms deserted. Infuri ated, he ran from the house and hunt ed in different places for his wife. Ev evrybody denied having seen her, but he waited and watched at his sister-in-law's door until he hard the voice of his child at play with other children. . . -Bursting in the door, he knocked his wife .against the wall and grabbed his daughter by the legs as she flew fto Jier mother's arms. Mrs Joeger fell upon her knees and begged, him not to injure the child. Shouting curses at his wife, and still holding the child by the legs, he swung -the little body around his head and brought her head down with crushing force upon a stove. He dropped the child then and shouted at his wife, "It's your turn next." Then he ran away, and going to the house of a friend, handed him $5, and told him to hurry and get i doctor, as his little girl had been. hurt. ' A doctor who was called In said the child's skull had been crushed in many places and she cotild not live. Joeger was caught shortly before mid night hiding In the homo of his broth r. Hp said he did not know anything about the injury to his child. 1 Half SenUnar Fleet '.Home. t ST, ' JOHN'S, N. ' F.,, April 14.-The steamer Neptune, with 24,000 seals, and the steamer Ranger, with 18,000 seals, arrived here yesterday from the seal fisheries off Labrador. Half the fleet is now home, with a total catch f 230,000 seals. Fire In Wilmington, Man, WILMINGTON, Mass., April 14. Four structures in the business part of this town were burned, entailing a loss of $20,000. The quick response of fire apparatus from the neighboring city of Woburn prevented a. conflagration which to all appearances would have carried away buildings over a large area. Otftn to Two' Colleges. MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 14. Dr. D. K. Pearsons, a Chicago philanthro pist, is spending his eighty-third birth day quietly at a Montgomery hotel., Dr. Pearsons announced anniversary gifts to two colleges. He will give to Raw lings college, Winter Park, Fla., $50, 000 and the Kingfisher college, Okla homa, $25,000. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Cloalnar Stock Quotations. Money on call easier at 6 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 55 per cent. Sterling exchange te"ady, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.866254.8G875 for demand and at $4.83504.8375 for 60 day bills. Posted rates, $4,841 anj $4.87. Commercial bills, $4.824.S3. Bar sil ver, 49c. Mexican dollars, 38c. Gov ernment bonds steady. Railroad bonds heavy. Closing prices: Atchison 1 Ontario & West. 27 C.,C.,C. & St. X. 89 Pacific Mall .... 324 Ches. & Ohio... 41 People's Gas ...100 Del. & Hudson. 3C2s Reading 51 Erie 32 Rock Island 40 Gen. Klectrlc.,180 St. Paul 158ii Lackawanna.... 242 Sugar Refinery. 120' Lead... 2334 Texas Pacific .. 30 Louis. & Nash.. 114 Union Pacific .. 86 Manhattan Con 135 Wabash pref. .. 25 Missouri Pac...104 West. Union ... 85 N.yy. Central . " . : New, York Markets. FLOUR-Qulet, but firmly held; Minne sota patents, $3.904 20; winter straights, $3.503.60: winter extras, $2.803.10; winter patents, $3.70t4. WHKAT-Flrm and higher on small world's shipments, Chicago manipulation and cold weather in the southwest; May, 78W78 15-16o.; July, 75iA76c. RYE Steady; state, (1761c, c. 1. f., New York; No. 2 western, 69c, t. o. b., afloat. CORNAlso higher on the rains west and local covering;; May, 61SjP51 3-18c. OATS Firmer with corn; track, white, state! 87W45C.; track, white, western, 37 45cv , .,. "" PORK Dull; mess, $1818.50; family. $19.50. LARD Nominal; prime western steam, nominal. BUTTER Steady; state dairy, 1827c; extra creamery, 28c. CHRESE lrm: state, full cream, small, colored, fall made, fancy, 15c; small, white, fall made, fancy, 14c; large, colored, fall made, fancy, 144 Uc. ; large, white, fall made, fancy, 144 14Hc. EGOS-Firm; state and Pennsylvania, 15 g15MC. ; western, storage packed, 15c. SUGAR Raw firm; fair refining, 3 1-1 8c. ; centrifugal. 96 test, 3Vic. ; refined firm; crushed, 5.v35c. ; powdered, 4.85c. TURPENTINE-Dull at 6758c. TALLOW-Steady; city, 5Hc; country, 6$4?i6c. HAY Firm; shipping, 5E70c; good to choice. 95c.$1.10. Live Stock Market, CATTLE Market active'? choice, $5.30 5.40; prime. $5.155.25; good, $46.10; veal calves. $tt,S07.25. HOGS Market lower: prim heavies, $1 60; mediums, $7.657.60; heavy Yorkers, $7.407.45; light Yorkers, $7.307.35; pigs, $7.207.30j rouarhs, $57. SHEEP AND LAMBS Market lower; best wethers. $5.606.70; culls and com mon. $2 50(28.50; choice lambs. $6. 50626.80. THE S11UAT10N IN LOWELL Only One Witness Heard By Board of Arbitration. Attorney McVey For The Operatives is Subjecting Agent Souithworth to an Exhaustive Examination Strik ers Are Still Firm And. Say They .Want Ten Per Cent Increase or Nothing. , ' Lowell, Mass., April 14 Although this was the fourth day of the investi gation of the textile situation here by the state board of conciliation and ar bitration, the first witness called on the opening day was still under examina tion when the hearing was resumed tills forenoon The witness, William S. Southwort'h, agent of the Massachu setts Cotton mills and the leading mill authority in Lowell is being subjected to exhaustive questioning by Attorney McVey.'aettng for the operatives. Frown the expressed attitude of repre sentatives of both sides who have been present at the hearings, there is- no in dleation of an end of the trouble. "It is ten per cent or ; nothing'.' say the union officials, while the mill mianagota are equally positive in their assertion that the mills cannot crd will int pay th increase desired. The various unions are to-day send ing out accredited representatives to arrange for financial assistance in other mill centres. The strikers are not in financial straits, but the leaders consid er it wise to perfect arrangements for a long battle. r Beat the Old Boat Handily To Day in 16 Mile Run The Wind Was So Squally, at the Start That the Yachts Had to Put Back to Shelter The Old Shamrock Led at the Start, But yery Soon the New One Got the Wind and Went Ahead. ; ' ' , , Weymouth, Eng, April 14. A race of 16 miles to leeward from off Wey mouth, and beat back, was laid out for the Shamrocks to-day. When the boats got outslUe the shelter of the break water the wind came in hard gusts and the yachts seotued to have all they could stagger under and ..required an occasional luff up to ease them. The strain found a weak spot in the Sham rock Ill's peak halyard gear. A man was sent aloft and on his report the yacht fetched into sheltered water and anchored. The Shamrock I also an ed and dropped her head sails. The wind subsequently softened and the boats were sent off an a trial spin to leeward and return. There was no formal start. The Shamrock I led by a length, but the new boat in a few minutes closed up the gap and , ran clear ahead. Clubtopsails were added as the yachts went down the wind and the challenger spun out a constant ly increasing, lead. The timings after a ten mile run were as follows: Shamrock III, 2:24.03; Shamrock I, 2:20.37 At the finish the, time was as follows: Shamrock III, 3:33.39; Shamrock I, 3:30.42. Five ftftnln'ff BlTls Fasd. v HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14. In the senate yesterday five bills relating to the coal mines were passed finally. They now go to the governor. The bills are as follows: Providing for a home, for old, crippled and helpless mine workers and their wives, the same to be maintained Jointly by the employees and employers; prohibiting the employ ment at any work of persons under twenty-one years of age in or about an thracite coal mines more than eight hours a day; revising the mine inspec tion law and providing for an addi tional inspection district to be created out of Dauphin county; amending the mining laws so as to make the ton of 2,240 pounds the basis from which to calculate the earnings of miners; re quiring all mine foremen and their as sistants to make daily examinations of all working places and traveling roads in the mines to see that the roof and sides are properly timbered and safe for men to work in. Chinese Kkforiu mocked. PEKING, April 14. The dowager empress has issued an edict repealing the comprehensive stamp taxation scheme which Yuan Shi Kal, governor of the province of Chili, was about to inaugurate throughout this province. The edict assigns the poverty of the people as the reason for the repeal of the scheme, but it is believed Yuan Shi Kal's enemies procured it for the pur pose of crippling his proposed reforms. One of the contemplated effects of the proposed plan would have been to se cure i honest returns to taxes collected and to deprive minor officials of large perquisites. Democratic TCdltort BanqnH, ALBANY, N. Y., April 14.-The Statft Democratic Editorial association cele brated the birthday of Thomas Jeffer son with a banquet at the Ten Eyck. At least 100 representatives- of the Democratic press of the state were in attendance. Hon. Daniel E. Frisble of Schoharie, former Democratic leader in the assembly and president of the as sociation, presided and made, an. ad dress. Speeches were made by Hon. Andrew McLean, editor of the Brook lyn Citizen; Professor vDuncan C. Lee of Cornell university and Senator Thomas Fj Grady. 1IH 1 1 1 DOES BE 11 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY LOST. Bryan and Cleveland Sent Let ters of Regret. 'Twas Too Bad They Did Not Meet at the Jeffersonlan Dinner Last Night and Have it Out D. B. Hill Also Sent a Letter E. M. Shepard Scored President Roosevelt. r New York, April 14. Letters from former President Cleveland, William Jennings Bryan and ex-Senator David B. Hill, were read at last night's Thomas Jefferson dinner of the Tam many hall general committee of the thirty-fifth assembly district. - Mr Cleveland wrote: "In the crowding incidents and con stantly changing conditions of our peo ple's life, new Issues and new subjects of political thought and action must frequently present themselves to the test of democratic judgment. The only sincere way for our party to deal with these is, first, to diiicover their charac ter and their tendencies for good "or evil, and thereupon to treat them in such manner .aswill recognize constitu tional restrictions and the necessity of safe conservatism, while at the same time we keep in sight, as our unfailing guide and the supreme object of our poliiical endeavor, a conscientious re gard for the best and highest Interest of the people of the land." Mr Bryan in his letter said: "I trust "that the banquet will in spire those present to Imitate Jefferson In a right for the application of demo ci'atic principle's of government with out compromise with plutocracy or don cessions of time-servers and patronage seekers." Ir. his letter from Wolf ert's Roost, former Senator Hill announced that "A united democracy can win the great contest in 1904 and, rout the forces of plutocracy." Edward M. Shepard referring to the national administration, spoke of Pres ident Roosevelt practically as a fire brand who is teaching the nation to de sire war. ' ' ENGINEER DEAD IN CAB. Royal Blue Train In Peril by an Ac- ''' '"' " ; ' cldent. BALTIMORE," April 14. With the dead engineer's body hanging from the cab window, the throttle wide open and the Royal Blue express making fifty-five miles or more an hour, the passengers of this aristocratic train of the Baltimore and Ohio toad were In peril. Somewhere down by the Susquehan na river bridge Engineer J. Walter Farley, who had been hauling the fast trains of the system for more than twenty years, put his head too far out of the cab window. It was struck by the bridge or a signal pole, and after that it was all otfer with the engineer. His body fell across the sill of the win dow, and while his head, shoulders and arms dangled out of the cab his legs were held in by being caught in the reverse lever. When the careening about the curves came and the train plunged over a crossing without stopping, as required by law, Fireman Howard knew some thing was wrong and climbed up into the engineer's cab. It was but a second when he discov ered that Farley was dead, and in the same second he had the steam shut off. Jefferson BaTn'aiiet WaBhlngrton, WASHINGTON, April 14. Hon. William J, Bryan, Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts and Governor Montague of Virginia and former Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith of Phil adelphia were the prineipal speakers at a dinner given at the Hotel "Barton last night under the auspices of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial associa tion In celebration of the one hundred and sixtieth anniversary of the birth of the author of the Declaration of In dependence. About 140 guests were present. A feature of the musical pro gramme was the rendition of a march by Leader Santelman of the Marine band entitled, "The Thomas Jefferson March." H. B. F. MacFarland, presi dent of the District commissioners, presided, and Thomas Nelson Page acted as toastmaster. The dinner was not of a political character. Nw Kent Trial Next Week. ROCHESTER, N. Y., April 14. On account of the expression of opinions regarding the trial of Leland D. Kent, indicted for aiding Ethel Blanche Din gle to commit suicide, on the part of a juror, David W. Conkling, the court proceedings, under way for a , week, have been discontinued, a new panel of seventy-five jurymen having been ordered, and the trial will recommence next Monday. Rain Spoiled Eigg Rolling. WASHINGTON. April 14. The Eas ter egg rolling in the White House grounds was a dismal failure because of rainy weather. The grounds were water soaked, and dripping rain from the trees made the inclosure cheerless. About 100 children, with their parents, came down during the afternoon, but soon departed. The proposed Marine band concert on the grounds was Jmv Sell Given Htinnelf Up. MANCHESTER, N. II., April 14. Charles W. Sell, who last Friday night attempted to kill his sweetheart, Miss Mabel S. French, and two male com panions by shooting, walked into the police station last night, handing his revolver to Captain Steele in the pres ence of Chief of Police Healey. InMiirsrentM Capture a Fortreaa. MADRID, April 14. Dispatches from Melilla, Morocco, announce that the in surgent Moors have captured the fort ress of Frajana. A part of the garrl on escaDed and took refuse in MelLibu ANOTHER WEDDING IN PRESENTED WITH CHALICE. Father McGiyney the Recipient at Last Quarterly Meeting. ' Rev P. J. M'cGTrney, formerly of Waterbury, and wvho Is now pastor at New Canaan was agreeably surprised the other day. Father McGivney Is the National chaplain of the Knigihts of Coluimbus, whlch. position (he has faith fully filled for several yearn.. At the last quarterly meeting of the national officers Father McGivney was presented with a handsome and costly gold chal ice. The board took this means of showing Father McGivney that they ap preciate this efforts In behalf of the order and that they esteem him highly as a priest and a man, and' feel honored to be Ms associate in the ranks of the K. of C. CITY NEWS. A daughter was born -this mdrnlng' to lur ana Mrs George II. Nettleton of Ridge wood street. John Bergin of South Main street ihaiS returned from Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was for several weeks undergoing a course of treat ment for his health. ; One of the finest maps ever made of the city has just been completed by the Waterbury Guarantee Title com pany. It is twelve feet square and ev ery building lot in the city is marked in it. ' . , The forty hours devotion which vpeuea wc, tine nnraiacmute uoneepuon ichurcfh last Sunday morning closed at o'clock to-day. In the city , court yesterday , Judge Cowell gave a Judgment for the plaint iff in the suit of Trepanier against the city fo recover $14. The city had ten dered Trepanier this amount but he refused it. Trepanier was a nurse for the city durinjr the smallpox epidemic. Superintendent O'Brien of the water rworks department complaiins that tei.m- eters use very mttle care in driving by hydrants. Several hydrants have been broken during the nast few weeks bv teams backing into , them. One was Droisen tnis morning. . , ' The Abragadasset club expects to oc cupy its quarters in the Mulling block on Bank street about May 1.. The club will have seven room's. Two chefs have already been secured, the furnish lngs have been Durohased and every thing is in rf.dlness for the opening or tuxe rooms lust as soon as the build ing is completed. The club has about iuu caem twrs, , Joseph Skelly, one of the men injur ed in the local railroad wreck, who has since been at the Waterbury hospital and whose recovery at times "was al most despaired of, left to-day for his home in Bridgeport, convinced that the Waterbury. hospital is a first class place for a man who needs constant attention on the part of physicians and nurses. Flaherty, another . of the vic tims, is doing well, too, and will be all right in a short time. It does not look as if the strike at Benedict & Burnham'g would amount to much. The men who remnlnorl n their work were given the advance in. wages askea for and it Is said that all of them would have arot it h innamea at rnear 'Dencnes. It is thought that tnere was some misunderstanding all around. , Some new omen have ,been taken on, but whether this will Inter fere, with he others getting back is something not generally known. , About forty members of the Young Women's Twentieth Century club sur prised their president, Miss Sara Spearo, last evening at her home on North Elm street. They first present ed her a handsome Venetian vase after which they had a jolly good time. Among the out-of-town members Abram Spearo, of Columbia college, juariis narret or i'atterson, N. J., Miss Rose Tuttle, Miss Mary Burros, the well known amateur artist,1 and Miss Sophia Finklesteln. ' ' The funeral. of Marv McHnrtinr wa- place this morning from her late home on River street with a mass of re quiem at St Francis Xavier's church by the Rev Father Curtln and inter ment, in St Joseph's cemetery. The bearers Were Daniel McCarthy, Joseph McCarthy, John Powers, Patrick Col lins, Timothy Collins nnd Stephen Walsh. The floral tributes included a pillow lettered "Our Mamie." from John -KTnn.ayh and family; a piece representing faith, uope ana cnanry, employes of the Wa terbury button company; bouquets, Mary and Nellie Hartnett, Mary and Nellie Kelly, Mr and Mrs Mullany, Nellie and Lizzie Flvnn. ClarvlA nrr, and Lena Donovan. It is understood that the Uon n,i public safety will have no time to de vote to anvthinsr durinsr th hnion w a - -. j j. its term but Ifstening to charges brought against the different officers Some people claim to have so much evidence against the officers that they will have to use the City hall building In order to make room for the number of witnesses that will be cited in. If this be true there will be lots of sport at the sessions of the board, for it is said thnt the officers intend to strike back. One of them Is said to have had a "go" already with a man who "sassed" him for standing too long at a certain point. The officer Is reported as having told the inquisitive spotter to go pay his dobts and that he would bp busy for the bnlance of his life; but the citizen thought this none of th other fellow's busbies and threatened to report him. Tf this b true the po licemen ar Mn a bad box. If overv little chronic kicker i permitted to in sult officer on their beat it Vhard lo see liftw tli men can do their dnr. But the policemen should not b dis couraged over these taunts. Whnt they want to do Is to perform their duty fearlesslv and trust to the nubile to stand by them. This crusnrie simply. a nolltlenl game and after it gets an airing and people have a chance to see through It, many will wonder why they didn't catch, on before HIGH LIFE Newport Was All Ablaze Ovop ( Wedding THE fANDERBILT - NEILSOH The Weather Wa9 Raw, Cold and 'Rainy The Decorations Were White With Dark Green Background Father Meenan Officiated at the Cer emony, Assisted by Two Altar Boys. Newport. As the marriage took place ding of Reginald C. Vanderbilt of New, York, the youngest sdh of the late Cor nelius Vanderbilt, and Miss Cathleea G. Neilson, also of New York, wh lei occurred at "Arleigh" at noon to-day, was a brilliant as well as an, early opening of the social season of 1903 at Newport. As the mariage took place in a private villa, it. lacked much of the pomp which usually attends . a church function. About 150 guests, nearly all from New York,, were pres ent at the ceremony. It was a white wedding. The decorations were white on a background of green r the brides maids were gowned in white, with white picture hats; the bridegroom, hi best man and the ushers wore white puff cravats and white boutonnierei, and the bride, of course, wore nothing but purest white. The weather sulked and instead of a sparkling spring day it was gray and cold, with a misty northeast wind blowing in from the sae. ' For,an hour preceding the ceremony an orchestra played, and just at noon the measured strains of the Lohengrin march signaled the approach- of the bridal party. . , Rev Father Meennn nttonrla lw altar boys,, previously had taken his place at the floral altar and just as the procession started down the grand staircase. - Mr Vanderbilt. accompanied by his elder brother, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. took their positions be side .the priest. 1 " Miss Neilson advanced on the arm of her uncle, Frederick Gebhard. Tho maid of honor was Miss" Gladys Van derbilt, sister , of the . groom' Her four bridesmaids were 4flS9 Isabella May of Washington, Miss Florence Twombly, a cousin of Mr Vanderbilt, Miss Evelyn Parsons and Miss Natalia Schenlck. -' The usbers who led the procession T?ere Jules 03. Neilson, a brother of the bride, Ellis Adama of Orange, N. J., Arthur S. Burden, of New York, S. N. Stone of Syracuse, Peter Goelet Gerry and Albert Gray of New York. The bride was, gowned to heavy white silk with , a costly veil of rare lace flowing .back from tie crown of her head to , the end of the train Around (her throat was tlgfhtly elapsed a serpent necklace of rarest pearl s, the gift of the bridegroom. The ceremony was brief. Its cora Pletlon was indicated by the Mendels sohn march. A reception followed and an inspection of the bridal gifts, which were declared to be probably as costly an array as ever was bestowed on two young people at the advent of their married life. Then came the weddln breakfast. '. Mr and Mrs Vanderbilt left for their new villa at Sandy Point, a few mijes up the island, during -Hie afternoon where they will pend n few days pre vious to a three months' trip to Eu rope. , THE NORWALKS AGAIN. Senate Votes to Ask Opinion of tn Attorney General. Hartford, April 14.In the senate t day the South Norwalk Incorporation matter came up, although the matte is now closed as far a 8 legislative ac tion is concerned. Senator Walsh of Greenwich, who has the division, offered a resolution askinu iuC nuuiueiv genera; ror ni8 opinion a? to the validity of the rniTtpn. B - " . i.i c v flu. y a vote of thirteen to nine the sen ate adopted the resolution. xne nouse this morning received a favorable report from th -i,n committee on the proposed bill for the pruiecuon or me life of the president of the United States "or fnra(m sador in this country. The proposed" "Y iviu xne death penaltv "for every person who ahoii rin...i,:J and maliciously attempt to cause thi death of the, president or any tons a ambassador." J -VM'r y AFTER FIFTY YEARS. - Sister of Mercy W'as To-day Crowned With a Golden Coronet Chicago. April 14. the high altar in the chapel of St Xavier's academy, surrounded by black tfueu sisxers, ana wnite robed novices Sister M. Vlctolre Bosse tmo crowned with a golden coronet in token of her fifty years of service in the order of the Sisters of Mercy. Half century ugo on master Monday, Celina Bosse. a girl of 19. took of the order and became Sister Vie toire. io-aay, at uu, she is still an ac tive worker in the nrrfpr iMm mass was celebrated in the chanel .uumoon oraciatmg, assisted by priests from nearly all the important Roman Catholic churches of Chicago. In the afternoon the ceremony of cor" onation was held. Sister Victoire was born Februarr 22, 1834. in, Cape St Ignatz, .Province or yueoec. uommg to Chicago but four vears after the seven rv? ATI OAT Im ters from Pittsburg had established the order here, she entered the convent as a novice. ' T .. :- :', NEITHER TO BLAME. New London. Anrll 14. Tn .tft ra tion into the responsibility for the col lision between the Fall , River line steamers Plymouth and City of Taun ton resulted in a nnainff by the gov ernment Inspectors that neither of v.a minsters of the steamers are errtitf of misbehavior, incompetency or negli gence. , : j '