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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. NEW LONDON'S DAY DEPEVV TELLSREASON WHY W AS3 As N01fiBLE GftTHE R I NG . New York's Seventh Regiment Which Met In Dublin's Mansion 10 IRE 11818 IDE. SHE WfiS TEMPTED BY RICHES AM TIRED OF LIFE." THE DAILY TALK. Thousands of People Crowded New York Police Think They Young Woman Stole Furs And Thus Wrote a Girl to Her Moth Strikers Stick to Statements Into the City. Was Not Sent to the Front. House Round Room. May Know Something. Jewels to Amount of $30,000. er at Buffalo Mado Yesterday vol; xvi, no. 109. TO SEE BOAT LAUNCHING. Miss Hill,. Who Is Sponsor for the New Boat, . the Minnesota, Arrived from New York Early To-day The Usual Squad of Pickpockets Made Things lively for the Police. New, London April 16. From early this morning the crowds began to ar rive here to view the launching ot tue steamship- Minnesota. Every troney car from Norwich, vehicles from the suburban districts, and special trains an'the Consolidated railroad from the east and the west, and on the Central Vermont . railway brought large crowds, and by 10 o'clock the streets bore somewhat the appearance of race day. As early as 9 o'clock people com menced to pour through the gates of the two ferryboats and by 10 o'clock the roadway opposite the entrance of the Eastern Shipbuilding Co's plant was black with people, waiting for the opening of the gates at 11:45. Some brought step ladders to place against the fence, thus obtaining a grand stand view of all that was going on. Lunch stands were doing an immense busi ness. : V '' ' ' '' -a ' The weather is cloudy and cold.! A tiff northeast gale is blowing and there is a chill in the air which be hooved everyone to take along their heavy coats and wraps. v By 11 o'clock there was a congestion of people at the Union station. Two big steamers, the Rhode Island and Block Island, began4 receiving their crowds at that time and the two f errys opposite the depot forced the crowd to that point, '.. Pickpockets began plying their 'call !ng early' and the police force, aug mented for the occasion was busy tak ing them in. . The railroad companies have every crossing guarded by extra flagmen to prevent accidents. J - In the hotels an animated 1 crowd Jostled each other good naturedly all the rvinmlnsr. " ' - Flags and ' bunting ' is lavishly . dis played. " ' .' ' ";.V ".' : ,A safe estimate of the strangers in town is 10,000. ; The special trains ironK New, York and Boston, bearing; the shipbuilding company's guests, were " run direct to Poquonnock, and there switched to the spur- track, leading directly into the vard of the company. There - were three trains Cln all, bearing notables from-all over-the'country,,;V r" - James J. Hill and party arrived dur ing the night on the s team yacht Wa conta. after a tempestuous passage on the Sound from New York. - ; The nartv bestirred themselves early, and' Miss Hill, who Is sponsor of the Minnesota, obtained her first view of the big ship from the yacht's deck as he swung In the stream. v , The launebine was set for 12:20 but it was 2:15 before die Minnesota took her first dip into the - water Thousandsof 'visitors from New York, Boston 'and other cities watched the boflf elide into the water. She was "the, largest steamship ever built in this countrv and the greatest cargq carrier In the world. The launch ing took place from the yards of the Eastern Shipbuilding Co im Groton The wTMvnswr of- the mammoth shio wa Miss Clara Hill, daughter, of ,.T ; J. Hill, president of the Great North ern Steamship Co. for whom the res- ; nel w-as built." She will soon become a part of the company's Pacific and Orieufitxl .-carrying service. After the launching luncheon was served to the guests of the ompany in the mold loft in the yards. ; 1 WATBRVILLE KIRMESSOPENED FythIan ; Hall Was Nicely Decorated ) ''-. For the Occasion. : Notwithstanding ' the , inclement weather there was a fair sized crowd present at the opening of the kirmess of - SI MAdbaelVsi paifc.v JWaltefvi-lle, which took place last night in Pytn - Ian hall in that place. Before the 1 1 kirmess opened a short street . parade i was given by the Sacred Heart drum corps. Pythian hall' was finely dec orated for the occasion and; presented a pretty appearance. City Clerk M .1.: Ryan opened the fair and made a few timely and interesting remarks The genial city clerk is a big favorite with the parishioners of- St Michael' and he was given a hearty welcome !" iast night. There were several pretty booths t .which charming young ladies pre ided. The display of fancy work Was one. ' . For to-night the Rev Father Traynor nas arranged an attractive Droeram Piano selections will be rendered bv Miss. Rose F. Starr and mandolin and guitar selections by. the Misses D odds waster Hanlon, the boy soprano, wll , appear and that always favorite and manning httle singer and dancer, -.Miss Theresa McXally, will also en tertaln -with several specialties. '. ' A number of Waterbury people at cenuea we rair last might, but ther wui De a larger delegation to-night. LILLEY BLOCK FIRE. Early Morning Blaze Damaged Prop erty to Amount of $5,000. Auuiugwu, ..yrn io. i' ire or un i known origin which broke out at o'clock thi,mnrn1ne- in nf 1,1 t ti t ley bloek on Water street, did dnmasro to' trie extent of more than $5,000, " ) - rT"l-l n lilflWA ,1 J 4 J-., . . paint shop and the flames had assumed roodly. proportions .before the alarm had been sounded. .That portion of the second floor in which the. fire orig inated wag destroyed and the stock in several of the stores in the basement were ruined. President MeKinley, Could Not Use the Regiment, but the Secretary of Wat- Would Not ' Permit Him to Tell .Why The Seventh" Had One Thous and Men Ready to March Against the Spaniards at a Moment's Notice. New York, April 16. In a speech at dinner in the Seventh regiment ar mory last night,Senator Depew made public for the first time the reasons for the so-called inactivity of that regiment in, the Spansih-American war. He said: - "I want to compliment this regiment on its patient fortitude in withstanding the floods of abuse heaped on it by the public at the time of the war and since then by: refraining from explanations of the exact conditions under which it abored at that time. It stood ready at a moment's notice to march to the front with a thousand and fifty men,, I was sent to Washington Dy tne regiment to see ; President McKinley and use every influence In my power to have the Seventh New York ordered out. I spent an entire evening, with the President, the secretary of . war and the general of the army, explaining the eagerness of the regiment to engage in I the war with Spain - The president told me at that time that he could not use" the regiment, and that the secre- cies of war would not permit him to tell me why. 1 "Later the secretary of war wired me that he wanted fifty thousand men to march at once on Havana against the one hundred and twenty thousand Spaniards entrenched behind the fort- ess there. He explained that the ser vices would be brief, but that the peril was great and -,' that the mortality would be la r ere. 'He wantea to Know if the Seventh would go on a moment's notice under these conditions. I imme- diately communicated with Colonel Ap- pleton and he. with a staff of three or four, called upon me Immediately after, I explained to him the message from Washineton and told him I would like I to know how to replv. The dav fol- lowipg he submitted to me in writing tary power the responsibility of event tbe willingness' and eagerness of the ually dealing in committee stage with reeiment to depart on Instant notice, I sent this information to Washington, hnt before the dflfer could be accented the face of the situation in Cuba chanc- ed so rapidly that the government Was 1 unable to avail' itself Of the regiment' SerVlC6S. i.t -. I OE MAN IS DEAD. Hartford Man Will Now Be Charged With Murder, Hartford, April 16. Andrew Halli- sey, aged 10 years, one of the three men shot last Sunday night by Dom- inick Pacifico, an Italian youth, died at the Hartford hospital early to-day. The, wound which proved fatal was made by a bullet from a thirty-two calibre revolver,, which perforated the abdomen and which; on account of the injured man's critical condition, could not be removed. Pacifico, who, after a hearing Monday was held under a bond of $10,000 to await the result o Hallisey's injuries, will be arraigned to-morrow on the charge of murder. A Yesterday afternoon it was apparent to the hospital authorities that Halli- sey was gradually growing weaker, and' Coroner Talntor was sent tor. Halllsey, however, was convinced that he would recover and no ante-mortem statement was taken. Late last night the coroner was again called-to the hospital, but Hallisey at that time was too weak to make any statement. The murdered man was an, iron moulder. At the trial Faciflco said, through an interpreter, ! that ne was riding a wheel Sunday evening andac- cidentally ra,n into "a crowd of men, who attacked him. ne arew nis re volver and shot in self-defense. WINSTED GIRL SENTENCED. Given Six 'Months in Jail on Forgery , - v-7 : ' Charge, ' ' -Winsted; April 16.' Mary Powers of Winsted, colored, who was' arrested for forging the name of Luther M, Case and getting a check cashed some time ago, and her accomplice, Irving G. Watldns of Torrington, were found guilty m tne superior court at ijucii- field yesterday. The woman was sentenced to six months in all and the man to an indeterminate seatence of one year to fifteen months in state prison. THIRTY. YEAR SENTENCES. Chicago, April 16. John Hoffarth, on trial for the murder of his wife, has 'been found guilty and sentenced to the penitentiary for thirty years. Hoffarth, who had been on- a spree, shot his wife while she was bending over the cradle of their baby. Hiss defense was insanity. Miss Taylor f5?tr a Fortune. WASHINGTON, April 16. Miss Re becca J. Taylor, who recently sought unsuccessfully in the district courts to compel her reinstatement as a clerk in the war department from which Sec retary Root dismissed her on account of articles published by her sharply criticising the administration's Philip pine policy, has received Information that she has been left about $300,000 by the death of an uncle in San Fran Cisco Sunday night. The dispatch said she had been left the bulk of her un cle's estate and had been made execu trix of the will. She left here for San Francisco Tuesday, but before leaving the city said she would return to Wash ington in October, when her case will be heard in .the court of appeals. In the lower, court she appeared in her own behalf and made an argument lasting about two days to the court. Do you want a situation, or a clerk, or a boy? Try -our "penny a word" ads. They are read by the . people. Delegates Had Assembled to Discuss the - Irish Land Bill Farmers and Landlords' f and Clergymen Were There from All Parts of the Country Many Women Were Present in the Galleries. Dublin, April 16. The national con vention convened by the United Irish league met to-day in the historic round room of the Mansion house. About 2, 000 delegates asembled in the rotunda, which was Incapable of holding all who had come from every part of Ire- land to discuss the Irish land bill. On the platform sat almost every nation alist member of parliament, with ' a scattering of prelates. In the body of the rotunda was a gathering seldom equalled in representative capacity. Farmers from Clare, in top boots; la borers from Dublin, county, landlords from Cork and priests from all parts, tne latters somDre ciotmng ana tali hats contrasting pleasantly with (the bright homespun apparel of the ma jority. It was essentially a convention of the soil, though a lighter .touch was given, by the presence of the well dressed women who filled the gal leries. Early In the morning Lord Dun- raven, who is simultaneosuly presiding at a private, meeting of the landlords' committee, sent word to John Red- mond, the Irish leader, suggesting that the land conference reconvene Satur day after the opinion of the national convention on the Irish land bill 13 known, so that both landlords and ten ants may then discuss their mutual ob jections. Mr Redmond will .be unable to decide on the proposition until after to - day's proceedings, for which lengthy agenau nave Deen proviaea, consisting of many proposed amendments to the aetails of Secretary -Wynaham's pro posals. 'the chief movers being William ounen ana Micnaei uavm. J.ne ror mer will urge the delegates to press amendment senlarging the financial scope or the Din. Mr u Brien win ass the convention to entrust, to pariiamen tne amenaments. It was, learned-by the correspondent of the Associated Press that Lord Dun raven is of the opinion that' some of the .amendments In the nationalist agenda can never oe acceptea oy xn.e jfOVtrriiiiicxit, uui Luai suuic ui t"c vu' ers might be accepted. LOUBET IN ALGERIA. French President- ' Welcomed 'to " Af ri ' ' ' :'' "' ' can Colony. ; ' ' f."'r - ALGIERS, April 16. Algiers pre sented a , festive appearance In honor of the coming of President Loubet to Visit the' French north African posses sions. The picturesque streets of the ancient city were, elaborately decorated Arches and stands had been erected on the principal thoroughfares,-and these, with the principal buildings, were gay with flags and streamers of the na tional colors. Vast crowds filled the Boulevard de la Republique and the streets leading to the wharf Sj and many Arabs in quaint costumes V mingled with the throngs which awaited the arrival of the "ereat white sultan." as the French ruler is known among the na tives. During the official reception at the palace JPresident Loubet personally dec orated a number of native officials and also sent crosses of the. Legion of Hon or to thg foreign envoys and naval offi cers. The reception was a lengthy function, "involving a number of speech es, to each of which tire president re plied at greater or. less length.' The Salle des Fetes of the Winter palace presented a picturesque and brilliant scene owing to the ('variegated cos- tume of the native, chiefs and the va tiety of uniforms worn by the officers of the army and navy and the civil of ficials and the robes of the ecclesiastic al dignitaries. After the general reception President Loubet, Surrounded by his ministers and the presidents , of the senate and chamber of deputies, received the offi cers of the foreign squadrons and war ships, the chief representative of each nationality making a brief address, to which -the president replied. The din ner following the receptions also pre sented a gorgeous spectacle with the picturesque native costumes and the foreign and French uniforms. Presi- dent Loubet made the only speech, which he concluded by drinking to "the prosperity of Algeria and its grandeur by ihe identification of its destinies with those of Brance." . The dinner was followed by a great ball given by. President Loubet at the Summer palace in the elevated suburb of Mustapha. . TO CHECK VIOLENCE. Constructor -ofBattieship Connecti vjjcut'ilaslissued Stern Orders. ew'-Tor;rft'':l6. Fearful of vio lence as a result of, the attempt of the Housesmiths' and Bridgeworkers' un ion to tie up the work on the catllever crane for the battleship Connecticut, even with the strict censorship at the navy yard gates, Constructor Capps has posted notices relative to the conduct of employes, as additional precaution to secure their safety. . The men are ordered to obev sentries Withoutuesticnf :fThey are forbidden to leave the yard M-Ithtjut a pass sign- ed, by Constructor Capps and are or dered to remain always in the vicinity of the crane and go directly from work to their quarters oh the steamer, The marines .on guard at the steamer and those on the docks have been instruct ed to allow no boats to make a landing or even approach the vessel where the men .live., - . The Barrel Mystery Is Still Unsolved- Nine Arrests Made Last Night Men Were Found in Butcher Shop, Whose Proprietor Is Also Under Arrest. New York, April 167 Vito Laduca, who is supposed to have been the pro prietor of the butcher shop in Stanton street, where, nine arrests were made last night In connection with the mur der of the man. found in a barrel in East Eleventh street last Tuesday morning, surrendered himself at police headquarters to-day, and was held as a witness. Nikola Testro, 19 years old. who lives with Laduca, also went to police headquarters and was detained by the police for5 the same purpose. At the place in Elizabeth street, kept by Guiseppe Morrello, who was one of the men arrested last night, the po lice have locked the doors. Through the glass In the windows can be seen several large barrels that bear a re semblance to the barrel in which the murdered man was found. The barrel in Eleventh street had two wooden hops and a wire hoop at both top and bottom. The barrels m tne store ap pear as if they had nothing but wire hoops.- f ; . ;,.' ..-''..; In the store Tvas found a quantity or snwflust anfl burlap and Detective Pe- trosinio took sonde of it to police head-, quarters to-day for examination ana comparison with that found In the bar rel and about the murdered mans neck. , ' ;,: ..-': ;' v THE PECK CASE. The Man Will "Get First Chance at the Clock Company. t mo a ' vrrvrfW!' to-dav that Mr TWk. who claims to have been dis h,Qrtrerl from the employ of the :Wa- terVmrv Clock Co because he ' quit nmrk with the rest of the trolleymen though he was not a member of their union at that (time, had stated , his case to President Barrett of the trol- lAvmen'a union and to John Daly, pres ident of the Central Labor union, and that they assured him ir ne can pro duce evidence that will convince them of the truth , of his statement they will , d emand his reinstatement to the clock company's employ.; . Peck was in the employ of the .trol ley company about year before the strike itook place, and a few days be fore that he was asked by Superin tendent Wales If he cared, to work for the company again, whereupon he re sumed his old place. He had not joind the union, nor, 'It is said; had anything about doing so rveen saia to him, nevertheles he quit with tuie other men. when they struck. ,When he applied for work to the clock com pany he was . asked where he had worked bef ore, and !he thinking what ifactory was meant, said he was em ployed as a buffer In a factory up the valley. Next day he .was called to the office and' was practically accused of making . misstatements. , He ex plained Ms position whereupon he was discharged, . He now believes he was dismissed because he quit work , when the trolley' strike was declared and thereby showing his concurrence' In that step that he sympathized With the object of the strike. Inquiry shows there is nothing more than rumor to . the matter, so far as Mr -Daly, and Mr Barrett are concern ed. It seems, however, that Peels told two or three stories . instead of one. There is no feeling whatsoever about the matter and Peck-has been given a kind of promise to get the first vacancy that would suit him in the factory. : 'L" MEN VOTING TO-DAY. On the Question of Demanding a Nine , . ... ;. : ... - Hour . . Day. .. V ' , ' - New York, April IS. Employes of 'taie iMannattan Elevated railway num bering about 4,000, are voting to-day whether they shall strike to enforce their demand for a nine hour working day. ' ' ;v- ' President Pepper of the employes' union said to-day there-would be no strike. The decision of the men will not be known until to-night when the vote Is counted. Presiden t Mahon of the Am alga mated association has offered his, ser. vices to settle the" trouble. . He said the executive committee of the na tional federation would probably con Sider the question if a strike was de clarea. . A conference was held to day betwreen a committee of the mo tormen , and Supei-'intendent Bryan ihe motormen later tald that .'they were perfectly satisfied and the con f erence had no connection with 1 the present difficulties. TRAGEDY IN BOWERY RESORT T" l - Ji. a ... li . im ji m. jarteiiaer Arresrcea xor snooting a Driver To-Day . f New Yo,rk, April 16. Obed Pad dock, a driver, .was shot and ' killed in a JBowery resort early to-day and the bartender in the place, James Car ter, was locked up. The police say Carter has confessed that he did the shooting. Paddock's body was found in the hallway of the place with bullet hole In the back of the head. The 'bartender's explanation, accord ing to the police, was that the driver had tried to rob a man in the place, and when interfered with had .tried to draw a revolver. Besides Carter, four other men were taken into cus tody. The police say Paddock did uot have a revolver on his person and they think he was running t away when shot. HOUSE ONLY, IN SESSION Hartford, April 16. The house was the only legislative body to" meet to day as the members of the senate were in attendance at the launching of the " Minnesota in', New London Taken to Jail, the Woman Broke Down and Confessed The Articles Were Stolen from the Family of Albert Reitlingeiva Wealthy Englishman. New Yml- Anril Ifi Wearinsr a. rich cloak of sable worth $2,500, Minna vYiuiams, a iianasome young woman., was taken to Ludlow street jail last evening, charged with . having stolen the cloak and other furs and jewels to an aggregate value oi oetween $o,uuu ana $ou,uoo from tne tamuy or Aioerx Reitlinger, a wealthy Englishman, by wnom sne naa oeen empioyea as . overness for hig children. Misa Williams's arrest was made on the application of Charles Fox, coun sellor to the .British consul-general at this port. . Mr PnY when seen at his' home in Brooklyn, said Miss Williams, who is described in the warrant of arrest as "alias May Parker," had been dis charged on February 5 last from the employ of Mr Reitlinger, whose home is in,Hanipstead, London: The accu sation against her is that tnree aays later, on February 8, she returned to the house wnne tne iamny was luncheon and stole, furs and jewels. She was traced $o Liverpool, whence she sailed for this country o'n Febru ary 11 on a White, Star line steamship. Since she arrived In New York she has been constantly shadowed, and last night she was arrested at her lodgings, tc-li era were - found three trunk- con taining, it Is said, a superb assortment vf nmnnrts. rubles, pearls, sapguires and other .: gems and valuable furs which had been the property oi urv mistress. wvion ah e f mmd herself in jail, con fronted by overwelming evidence of crnn oho ormfesed her theft, broke .1 A . . ir.wn nnfi extvressed keen sorrow. "Oh.-I'm so sorry i ia it, " " ,. sobbed. "I am so poor and all arounu me were such riches. I was xempteu and I could not resist, but I have been sorry ever since I left Engiana. IN FOREIGN HOSPITAL:, D. a: Kellogg -of Old Saybrook Taken Sick While on a Tour, m.i snvbrrtok. April 16. A cable gram was received Tuesday night by r A TCeaioErir 5 of this place tell ing her that her husband was sick in a hospital in Naples ana wisiaea to come to him. Arrangements were maije immediately to stop the 8:20 exnres at Savbrook Junction and af ter less than two hours in which - to prepare for her journey Mrs Kellogg left for New YorkkAto -sail this noon for Liverpool on the steamer Teutonic of the White Star, line.,' From Liver pool she -will cross the continent to Italv bvi-ail. Howard T. Ohapman flccmmTvanied her to New York. Mr Kellogg and Joseph M. Pratt, both of Old Saybrook, sailed from New; xoric February 7 on one of the Clark tours through the Mediterranean, Egypt and' the Holy-. Land," expecting to re turn home in May. i ? Mr JCellogg was taken sick witn grip wnue in Jigypt, but althQngh'; far from v well, kept on witn .the party until tney reached. Na pies - on the return, trip. ' There be was evidently taken sick again and went to the International hospital of Naples, from where he. ' cabled his wife. The (cablegram reported him as fyowiy improving. ' PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. Final Adjournment Taken. ' at Noon, Quiet Cloalnjff Scene. HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16. The legislative session of 1908 closed for all practical purposes at midnight. The calendars of the senate and house were cleared, and there was very little busi ness transacted at today's session. The chambers of the two houses were crowded with spectators to witness the closing scenes of the session. The feature of today's session of the house was the customary presentation of gifts to the speaker and the other off! cers. Vv ' 't-' !-".' V'"'; ;.--- The general appropriation bill, which carries items aggregating $19,500,000 for the payment of the current ex penses of the state government for the next two years, was disposed of and sent to the governor. , In the closing hours of the house the bill creating a state department of la bor was killed, and a bill was passed for the retirement of invalided Judges on full pay. ' - In both houses the reports of confer ence committees on a large number of appropriation bills were adopted and the amendments made by the two houses concurred in. The closing hours were marked by a general good feeling among the members of both bodies and the horseplay characteristic of the last moments' of previous sessions. Both bodies adjourned finally at noon.' .President Palma'i Reception. HAVANA, April 16. The palace pre sented a brilliant scene last night on the occasion of the second presidential reception since the inauguration of the government. The issuance of invita tions, amounting to nearly 2,000, brought a great throng. All the lega tions and consulates were represented by the ministers, consuls, secretaries and their families. The chief officers of the United States artillery corps were among the guests. Practically the whole of Havana's . best society, Cuban, Spanish and American, was present. , . - ; . yiacedonian Insurrection Given Up. LONDON, April 16 The Times cor respondent at Sofia, Bulgaria, tele graphs that the Macedonian insurgent leaders, it is stated, have resolved to abandon the intended general insurrec tion during the present year, but they will continue guerrilla operations, in tercepting ' communications,' blowing up bridges, etci-V "'"' She Was Addicted to the Use of Co caine and Took an Overdose Died -at the Emergency Hospital After ceing xaKen from a hoarding House. Buffalo, N. Y.. April 16. Marie Guthiie is dead at the emergency hos pital of cocaine poisoning. She was taken from a boarding house, where she went with a young man variously known as Edward Boss and Edward Blackwell. He says the girl was ad dicted to the use of opiates and that when he started for work yesterday morning he had difficulty in rousing her. , Later groans were heard, the door was broken open and the girl was found unconscious on the bed. Beside a package of cocalne was this note: "Dear Mother: I am tired of life. Good-bye. Fray for me every night. God forgive me. I wanted to be good, but could not. Your daughter, Marie." When Miss Guthrie Vas received at the hospital it was noticed that her mouth was bleeding, several of her teeth had been loosened andTier face was slightly scratched. The police in vetsigated the case and reported no suspicious circumstances. ' CHIEF. TOOK PRECAUTIONS. , Chicago, Apri 16. The Tribune to day says: Information of a plot to wreck the vaults in the election; com missioners' room with dynamite was reported to Chief of Police O'Neill last - night, following the news from Springfield that -the supreme court hadruled in favor of the board in the Lorimier-Diirborrow jhaoeas oorauis matter. The - chief refused to di vulge tfhe name of his informant, but went to the rooms and made an ex amination of the surroundings. Later a detail of policemen was assigned to guard the rooms. r. CITY NEWS. At a meeting of the grand council of the Royal (Arcanum to Meriden yesterday B. G. Bryan . of this city was chosen grand treasurer. The members of the First division, A. O. H. holding combination books for the fair are requested to jattend a meet ing to be held in their hall to-night. The town clerk publishes a notice in another column in regard to dog tax. It will be well for all Interested to read It and govern themselves accordingly."- ;':';;,:; :r. The engagement of Louis v Sagel, formerly of this city, and now located in New Haven, and Miss Ray Aarons of Worcester is announced. The mar riage will take place some time in the fall. . :y- ; : ;" ''; : ys ' One of the young men who was employed in Charleai .Monzani's de partment of the Sco vill " Manufactur ing Co , until , yesterday afternoon, when they, went out on a strike for higher wages, returned tp work this morning, Five or six new men were hired to take ; the places of some of the strikers. . Trolley car 40 ran into a Salvation army wagon on East Main street this morning and tossed it out of the way as ; unceremoniously as if it had no rights on the public ways. , People in charge of teams had better keep a sharp lookout for the street railroad cars. The men in . charge are not so much afraid of running afoul of ob structions as "our ex-employes.' v Michael Kennedy, a companion of John Lombard,' who was arrested this morning on a charge of . theft, was also arrested this afternoon at 1:15 on the same charge by Officer Oas sin. Joseph Quick was arrested at 12:35 by Officer McCarthy. He is charged with stealing coal from cars in the ' freight yard of the Highland division. ' . v'.i ..V , There was a big crowd ' at the John jvicmvoy oenent in city naa last hight.i 3?he program announced here In before was carried out in a most satisfactory manner. k At the draw ing No 5832 -won the building lot on Oakville, Heights. The committee in charge of the entertainment hand led it creditably and it is thought that enough i was realized from It to give Mr McEvoy a good lift. . North Elm street -W-as in total-dark ness last evening except for the light coming from the few stores on it.- Not an arc lamp from North Main to East 'Main street was lighted and the city's contract calls for not less than two or three, for It. Is1 quite a long street. The only light on North square was also out so that after, midnight when the stores were closed there was not a ray of light on the thoroughfare mentioned. Attorney Reiley has drawn up pa pers in a, suit for $3,000 damages against the town of Ches'hire for the death of Hugh Hanlon,' which occur red on February 23 last. A few nights before that date was one of the coldest nights of -the winter and Haiubni was crossing the Twin onages on tne, Cheshire road. A board in the bridge was broken and iianion fell through, breakine a. le Being unable to crawl to shelter 'he was compelled to remain out all night ana a lew aays after he died from exposure. . , The youngsters who struck at Sco vill's are returning to their jobs one by uije. aim in time pernaps all. of them win oe DacK at their old jobs. They had no fault to find with their boss, so that there appeared to be no reason why the trouble could not be smoothed over. One of them said yesterday that tne xooisetter triea to eject him from the shop by force and kept at it until he was obliged to give him a "noke." Foreman Thunbersr should the hn-pe together, toolsetters and all. and give them a short flk on the duties they owe each other. Waterbnrv has enough strikes on hand for the nresent , and an effort . should be made not to add in the number. WHAT 13e AN HOUR MEANS Man to Work 365 Days In Each Yea? Cohld Earn. Only Enough to Pay House Rent at $10 Per Month and Food for Six at 5 Cents a Meal Ther Statement Also Tells About an At tempt to. Suppress the Times. A .-. -- . . -. The strikers' executive committee is sued the following statement to-day, which Is the ninety-sixth day of thV strike: "Our statement of vesterdav struclf home quite forcibly, and demonstrated that we are still very much alive to the times. It also. showed up to the publla some conditions which would have nev er been given out were it not for our daily statement. The news given out therein was the subject of considerable discussion and won us many friends, v ma "morning we find that the New England Watch company and the Wa terbury CJock company ,ar out with denials of the accuracy of our stat- ments. The Watch comnanv'a ffiHi deny the story in toto and say some thing about our talking through our hats. In reply we wish to say that we .4.;u i -i - . , v au.ii ueueve our statement or1 veaterrmv that the employes of the -Watch com pany were threatened with discharge If thy. rod on our 'buses to be true. We received our information V from em ployes of this company and can furnish' names if necessary to confirm what we stated Is absolutely true. That does not sound very much ' like 'hat talk, does it? ; . . Concerning the iclock comnank wn repeat that we can see no reason for contradicting our statement of yester day. The representative of that com pany says the discharged man, Fred jrecK,- was not a striker.' We say he was. They also sav thev run their innocence bv nointin. tn ona r, the employes in the "Waterbury Manu- iactunug company, named Frank Ger aghty, who worked on the trolley cars at one time. Does that prove that thev have not discriminated? - Why, Frank Geraghty left the trolley company be fore there was any strike. Are they displaying great fairness been use thow hire people who mav have wnr tori tv 'old time for the trolled company? We cannot see it in that light. "Up to this time the gentlemen of hiuh.co uavc luttue no overtures toward finding out if the statement of yesterday is not entirely .the truth. They have expressed themselves as being so disinterested and desiring nothing but absolute justice to all from all that we exbected them in he olKniiiAcil 1 n m n A . . up and doing on our statement before this. On the contrary, however. We are Informed . that they have; displayed tneir great love tor tne laboring man's side of It so much that they have en deavored to, suppress the - printing of the new weeklvnaner known na Tha Times.' This is printed by a local print- . ing concern; wnose owner nas been fip proached in a manner nothing short of -coercion and , asked if he 'could stand for printing sijch a sheet.' The paper referred to has . been taking' strong sides with labor. "The trolley company is now flaunt ing before the public a set of " figures in which they attempt to show their bigness of heart for the employes under them, concerning; whose welfare they apparently have long suffered from in somnia. In their great liberality, they, show : where they ' started their men in at thirteen and a fraction cents per -r '4- i a. L uuui. xjci, ua uguiv vui vvuai, a mail could do with that big salary: Work inr 365 davs a vear at that salnrv. yearly salary ; would, amount to about $44.ou., eay ne nas a ramiiy of si and gives them "y three meals a day, which we will fiffure at sav five rentsi a meal,- he; will spend out of his salary for the year qas.&u. figuring the rent at $10 per month, that takes $120 more of it. We now find that the entire sal ary has been, expended. Shoes, coal, light, education, recreation, Insurance, out. Does' Manager Sewell, Who Is said to have worked at one time for $1.25 per day,, think that because of, that fact he . should not now receive $7,500 per y ear , or ;' whatever he re ceives?- We fail to see where the com pany has shown to the public its en largement : of (the heart. - r " "We have been in, consultation with our Bridgeport brothers concerning the -situation down there, but have nothing that we can glve! out to the nubile at this writing other than what has been or win oe sent out to tne press. "Buses will leave the center at 7:43 f or JWaterville, to take parties desiring to attend the kirmess given by Father Traynor." ' , ' ; said to-day: "No, I haven't -been work ing for the trolley - company since last Saturday. . The' local sheriffs are: not good enough for the trolley com pany. They (have ' three deputies from out of town iWorking . for them now.".. 'V- ,.-: ".''' .-. ' , . - - - . f . - - -.. .,:' -.,'' .' ' NX) STRIKE (IN BRilDtGBPORTl ' OBridgeport, April 16. The probabil ity of a' strike' of the trolleymen has apparently been nraeh lessened as a result of . the action of the director' as communicated 'yesterday by Mana ger Sewell to the trolleymen's execu tive committee. V -A-' meeting of , the executive committee which began at 2 o'clock this morning : was devoted, to the consideration of the company' letter. " - One of, the members of the comimittee said that the statement from the company wasx satisfactory and, that at the' meeting of the union which was to be held on -April, 29 the committee will recommend to the union the acceptance of the proposi cioxu. . . -- ...-'.,.