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WATERBURY, CONN. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. TROLLEY STRIKE IS NOT SETTLE! ?roposition Made . to Men Manager Sewell. By CONFERENCE HELD YESTERDAY SHAMROCKS GET UNDER WAY. The Manager "Would Dike to Use Tocal '.,.. Strikers la New BritiGh and Brldge ' port No Strike In New Britain, But 'He Has a Few Undesirable , Men '"'. Promised to iRelease the Union Mon ' "ey'Tliat Is Tied UpStrikers Dis- i cussed Matter at Meeting This Fore- .... ," i ' : noon . vAll those , who have been getting In readiness for a trolley ride to-night and to-morrow from the supposition that the trolley strike was to be, de clared off to-day will be disappointed for the strike is on Just as much to-day as It was yesterday and all the other days. that it has lasted. There were hopes raised yesterday afternoon and last evening that a settlement was at hand. . In fact some of the strikers themselves were confident that when they heard the report of their commlt iee which had been called Into an In terview with General Manager Sewell that report would be a favorable one. The majority of their friends who had stood by them and who are still stand ing with them believed that the long drawn-out struggle was about o have an ending and that each side had con ceded something. In fact the terms st the settlement were mentioned but all those hopes and wishes were dash ed to the ground when the strikers as assembled In meeting this morning. Injustice to James , Murnan, the president of the strikers, it might be well to state that his interview with General . Manager Sewell was held in Waterbury and it was in this city, the proposition was made to v him. His ' visit ' , to Bridgeport was to consult with President Frank Wood of the strikers' union in- that city. He did see Mr Sewell in Bridgeport, but on !the railroad platform, and had no conversation with him relative to the ; ttrike whatsoever. - , . : k There was tav full meeting of tltte strikers at 11 o'clock this morning and many Interested people hung around the vicinity of their meeting room waiting (for the decision. 1 ' The propo sition) was submitted to the strikers by President Murnan and was as fol lows: ;, ; .-V.;',-; '.'. '., ;"' Mr Sewell would take back eight, men of the strikers to work in Water bury, and those eight he would select himself. The . strikers could then choose . fifteen more from' their ranks and these would te sent to New Brit ain and Bridgeport ; ',. "Mr Sewell is said to. have added: to the above proposition that, if -it was Course of Race is East, Southeast, With a Six Knot Breeze. New York, June 3. The Shamrock I and the Shamrock HI slipped their moorings In Sandy Hook bay shortly after 10 o'clock to-day aUd started sea ward under their own sail. Off the point of the Hook the Shamrock I was taken in tow by the tug Cruiser, but the. cup challenger continued towards the 'lightship unassisted. The wind was west, blowing about six knots, the weather clear and the seas smooth. Crossing the bar at 10:55, the Sham rock III hoisted her spinnaker. At the, same time the Erin hoisted a signal to' Indicate that the course of the race to day would be east, southeast. " 1 The start was a flying , one from Sandy Hook Ughtship, the Shamrock I leading at the start by about five minutes. .'At 1:20 the Highlands re ported that both boats were returning and that the Shamrock I led by a quar ter to half a mile. , The Shamrock III finished at 2:29, beating the Shamrock I by seven min utes. RUSSIAN MINISTER ARRIVED. Waiting for M. Lessar, Russian Min ; ister to China. Port Arthur, July 3. M. Pavloff, the Russian minister to Corea, has ar rived here and Is waiting the arrival of M. Lessar, the Russian minister to China. . .,-.)) , yt: 1 ( 7" It was announced from Pekin last night that the departure of M. Lessar for Port Arthur (where he will meet General Kuropatkln, the Russian war minister,' Admiral Alexieff, command ing the Russian fleet .in the Pacific, the Russian minister to Corea and all the highest Russian officials in north China) is in order that he may "par ticipate i officially in dedicatory func tions there." Tien Tsin, July 3. M. Lessar, , the Russian minister to China, proceeded yesterday to Port Arthur. 1 The Japanese political ; agent here declares that the report to the effect that his movement had recalled all the officers of the Japanese reserves who are on leave of absence: in north China is unfounded. He adds that though Japan is prepared for war she has no idea of paralyzing trade by recalling the Japanese who are in civil employ ment in China. ; ; GERMS IN .CARTRIDGES. New York; July 3. The bacteriolo gist of the Newark, N. J., board of health has announced the discovery of i tetanus germs in ,r blank, cartridges. Heretofore it was generally believed that the many cases of lockjaw follow ing Fourth of July accidents was due to dirt on the handsCII2timrat . ' ' - IC '. 1j i ro am on me nanqg-xr;.iira victims at accepted tie would .have the Injunction w SLJS J22. tte It .was not suspected that , the ; fatai attachments on the money released When Mr ' Sewell was asked why he wanted men ; sent to New Britain, as there was no, reported trouble over in that city, lie Is said to have replied germs were In the cartridges Several different makes were used in the tests. Efforts will be made to check the sale of blanks to-day and to-morrow, in the hope of lessening the usual number of that there were; ten or fifteen mens deaths among children from lockjaw. over on id at , une wntHii ujb cum.yauy would like to' dispense with, This, then, ,was the proposition that the general manager of the Connecti cut Railway andv Lighting Co submit ted to Ms former employes. ' To say that the ,' strikers were surprised was putting it mildly., They .believed and so stated that these rumors were sent broadcast In order" to help the patron age of the cars to-morrow, one of the 'biggest days that the trolley compan ies throughout the country have. The proposition was discussed and re-discussed and there was no one dissent ing voice when it was voted to turn it flown. . . '. :,-.': The situation, therefore, at the pres . DENIES 4 ALLEGATIONS. Constantinople, July 3. The porte denies the Bulgarian allegations re garding the Concentration of Turkish troops at strategic points on the fron tier near Kustondil and Djuma-Bala, It Is pointed out that the reports were probably due to the continuous move ments of troops In consequence of the renewed activity of the revolutionists i in the Turko-Bulgarian frontier dis- tricts. '.v;,r..-:.vW::U ;v ; ''V; DROWNED WHILE BATHING. Camden, N. J., July 3. Wilton John son colored, 18 years of age, and Harry TMll wh ta. IK -xrtxft.ra. vr nre mc-rtk ent writing is jusxaa it was wnen rae drowned last night while bathing In men wenx out on suik six uiuuuib as v. Cooner creek Some of the members in conversation with a representative of the Democrat this afternoon stated that they, still -wer? willing to meet General Manager Sewell on any fair basis and they were also willing to concede some points provided "the company did the same. They, will return to work to-night or to-morrow anornIng and guarantee to triple the service of the cars to-morrow over any whole week the company has bad'sinee the strike began. They can not, they say, throw away, their man hood and accept such a proposition as the one above printed. DEPRIVED. OF HIS REASON. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. ' Closing? Stoolc ttnotutfoa. Money on call easier at 4 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 55 per cent. Exchangee, 373,888,S5 ; balances. $23,136,- 18. Closing- prices: Conductor Satchel Received Shock -,.-. From a Third Railer ' :New York, July S. STiock from the third rail of a Brooklyn elevated line has deprived Conductor Satchel of his reason. When he stepped on the rail he was thrown into the air. Half a dozen fellow workers rushed to the rescue. . Satcbel scramtded to his feet end attacked hem. He was restrained -with ome difficulty and It was found . wvrv to eive him ether before he m k nvu tn the noswital. The vufulu surgeons could not find a single burn or mark on Satchel's ibody, although he'recelTed tTO full power of the rail. They thlnlc.lhe'will recover his reason la 'a few ays., ;magisate mott-s mind. Darien, July 3. Magistrate Mott of Jfew York is stopping at Dr Scoville's sanitarium on Ox Ridge at present, flis mind is said to be somewhat de ranged and grave fears are entertained regarding his" recovery. His removal from the City club in New York was asked some time ago, but it was. not ! known then what his real condition war. His condition is practically the same-as when he was taken there a short time ago. : . . Amal. Copper. AtCBMOtl. B. A O... Brooklyn R. T.. Cbes. A Ohio. B4H 86 68 88 ChL & Northw. 170 D. ,H .....174 Erie.............. tS Illinois Central. 138 Lacka wanna. . . .262 Louta. & Kwh..m Manhattan ...... 136 Metropolitan. . . . 123 Mo. Pacfflo, 10214 N. Y. Central... 127 Nort. A West... 65 Penn. R. R 125 Readlnff ......... Biy Rock Island .... 8E St. Paul 160H Southern Pac... 4934 Southern Ry.... 14 South. Ry. pf... 88 8uar '121 Texas Paolflo . Union Paotfto .. 81 U. S. Steel 80 U. S. Steel pf... 81 JR Lowfr to seH and quiet; Mh patents, $4.404.78; winter stralshts. SO; winter extras, 82.908.20; winter ItYK Steady; .NO. state, 68959c., c. 2 western, : 63c., f . I. t.. O. D Scene of Heffernan Murder Wit nesses Attempt at Suicide Well Dressed Stranger Jumped Off the Private Dock In Front of Ardsley Club Later the Man Was Identified as a Workman About the Place. Ardsley on the Hudson, N. Y., July .Following so closely, the unravelled leff ernan murder mystery, consider able excitement has been caused here by the 'attempted! suicide of a well dressed stranger who Jumped off the private dock .in front of the Ardsley club," into the Hudson river, and vrho was rescued in an unconscious condi tion by employes of the club. The stranger was seen walking' in front of the club's station near t the spot, where John lleff ernan, the coach man, -was' murdered on May 29. ' The man seemed excited and suddenly rushed across the railroad tracks to the cluib's dock. A rope was thrown to Mm by club employes, but he made no effort to seize it. Then one of them lumped n and (held the man's head above wa ter until his companions could throw rope to Mm. He was dragged' to the dock, lihcoriscious, and later re moved to the Dobbs Ferry hospital. No trace of the man's identity ? has 'been secured. At the club much mys tery was thrown, arouftd the affair. V The shooting of Heffornan gave rise to . many peculiar stories, some or whi'Cih involved . well known, persons. None of them was confirmed, however, and efforts to solve the case were prac tically abandoned some time -ago. , Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., July 3. The man wno . jumpea into tne tiuason river at the Ardsley club dock last night and was brought here is said by the police to be a Dobbs Ferry work man named Patrick McCann and that he was under the influence of liquor when he took the plunge. - ; - i)ROWNEl AT TERRYVILLE. Teiryville, July 3. While bathing In Middle pond, near the works of the Eagle -Lock Co, -Emil Hoffman, aged -so ynrs, went beyond his depth and iro-'vnod. He was employed in t. 1 ,--!.: ttotIcs and llvci with his Kw Torlc Marlcets. rXOUR Liower to seH and quiet; Min nesota Te.tentiB. 8434.30. WHKAT-Lower and dull In answer to bearish cables and home crop news; Sep tember, 7980c.; December, 79 16-16 8C R New Tork; CORN Decline also under fine cro; and weather news, easier cables an llauldatlon; September, 666c.; De- cenaber, 66555c. - OATS Quiet ana easier; tracic. white, state. 44&60c. ; track, white, western, 44 60c. ' , ' POKSC Easy; mess, $17.6018; famUy, BJiOlA.ftO. . LARD Quiet; prime western steam. BUTTER Steady t state dairy. 163 20c; CHEESE Dull and weak: state, full cream, fancy, small, colored, 10c.; small, white, . lOio. ; large, colored, 10c. ; larsre. white. 10Wi. EGOS IrregTilar; state and Pennsylva nia extras, 18Hc; state and Pennsylvania firsts. 16H3a7c.; western extras, lSc. RT TO Alt Raw aulet: fair reftnlnit. 8c. centrifugal, 96 test, 8Mi3 9-16c; refined quiet; crushed, 6.40c; powdered. 4.90c TURPENTINE Steady at 4950500. MOLASSES 'Firm ; New Orleans, BICE Firm; domestic, 4ttttc.; Japan nominal. TALLOW Steady : city, 5c. s country, 5 HAT Steady; shipping, S035c, choice, 1.161. 25. no good to lire Itookllwktt. CATTLE Market steady; choice, IS.409 IM; prime, tSU66.85; Rood. $4.855; veal calvea. $T7.i5. HOIS-Market active; prime Sf4.oS: mtditMS. $8.3G'C6.SS: heavy r. I3.354 40; light do.. 6.40f.M; pigs UitiSi: AND tAkr.S-Msrket steady; bet """ lifii, 4.16?4,lii; cnUt mmd cota' i: LI ...; yirltns. 5- V heavles HI y ENDANGERED Incendiary Set Fire to a Four Story Building TEXAS HAS CLOUDBURST. Heavy Damage by San Antonio Hall way Company. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., July 3. A cloudburst has visited the southwest ern section of Texas,' causing the death of several persons and a heavy proper ty loss. No accurate reports of 1 the loss of life can be obtained, as the tele graph wires are down in the storm swept section, but, enough is known to warrant the belief that at least twenty people, i mostly. - Mexican laborers and farm hands, perished in the jaood; f At Beeville .one Mexican was swept away. ' Near ivormana ten. Mexican farm hands are reported to be drowned, and tfwelve more are said to have been drowned at Pettus. Tlt1t' The heaviest damage was sustained by the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad. Several throusand feet of Its track and one large bridge were swept away. Train service has been sus pended In the Affected district. Twenty-One Persons Were Hescued in an Unconscious Condition Blaze Was Fierce and Firemen Worked '. With Difficulty. ' New York, July 3. Twenty-one per sons, unconscious from smoke, were rescued iby tir emeu, from a blazing four story frame building in Newark avenue, Jersey City, at daybreak. The blaze was so hot that the firemen could not. work fast enough with their lad ders, and several of the rescued were tossed safely into the life net Two of the victims are In the Jersey City hospital, suffering from burns and the inhalation of smoke. The fire, which, the police say, was of incendiary orig in, caused only a small money loss. OFFICER KEEGAN INJURED Fell In an Effort to Stop a Runaway Horse. . Officer , William Keegan came near being very seriously injured in a run away this afternoon. ' Many thought he was killed. A white horse owned by Howell, a taker at 240 North Main street, was the element of destruction. This makes the second time this week this horse has run away and each time the starting ! point 'was, Pearl street. The animal was feeding on this occa sion and was hitched. It is supposed that it was startled by a firecracker. However, it broke the hitch line and dashed down the street at a terrible pace, over Hawkins street it went and this time it did not hesitate at the corner to decide which way was the easiest to continue but fled down Bish op street. Officer Keegan saw the ani mal and sprang for It. He missed-the lines but caught a strap, keeping pace with the flying horse and wagon the while. When he saw- his opportunity he made a spring for the lines, but missed and caught the shaft. Deter mined to stop the horse he made an-, other effort ? to grasp the , lines but again he missed and fell. Everyone who saw the occurrence thought he was killed, that the horse wojild surely step on his head. In the cloud of dust no one saw what happened but when the officer was picked up he was only half conscious. He complained of pains all over the body, and was taken to Upham's drug store. After being cleaned up it was found that his unifoiVi was torn his right leg se verely wrenched, . his . head hurt his rigjst hand t and wrist, Injured ; to some exxvnt, and in . a general way he ; was disabled. The horse ran to Its owner's store, near the, corner of. Spark street Klfooj&43fl3flS flttjufarthegwharm.-.- PEOPLE ARE TERROR 8 I . Chinese Resent Regulations. PEKING, July 3.--The United States treasury regulations regarding Chinese visitors to the. St. Louis exposition making identification of visitors neces sary, so , as to prevent Chinese emi grants coming In as if to the fair and then remaining in the country, are bit terly, criticised In the native press and It is believed will demoralize China's efforts to take a creditable part In the exposition. - The most objectionable points In the eyes, of the natives are the $600 bond, the photographic iden tification, the police supervision of vis iting Chinese and the expuision from America of the Chinese workmen and assistants when the fair closes. , The press points out that, Chinese visitors will ' be no better than prisoners throughout their stay. DOCTORS FEES PAID. Pittsburg, July 3. Executors of the estate of the late C. L. Magee have settled the fight with Dr Walter C. I Browning of Philadelphia over fees i;or services rendered the sick politic al! by paying Attorney , William B. Rodgers, counsel for the doctor, a war rant for $34,000, the amount of the re cent: award of the Allegheny county orphan's . court Judges. The amount settles the original claim of Dr Brown- ng that the estate of Mr Magee owed him $190,000 for medical services lie had rendered. The fight has been un der way for about two years. SENT TO PENITENTIARY. ' Striker Who Assaulted a Non-Union ' Workman. New York, j July 3. William J. Sweeney, a striker, who assaulted a non-union workman recently in the Hudson river tunnel, has been sentenc ed to six months in the penitentiary. Regarding labor , unions Judge Blair, in passing sentence, sat3: "If you stood alone in this matter the court might be inclined to leniency; but you represent a body of men who consider themselves above the law. Every man has a right to sell his la bor for what he pleases, and should not be interfered with in so doing., The question of . wages is.otte between the employer and employed and cannot be dictated by any body of men. The right to labor must be ; secured as guaranteed by the law." f ANNUAL CRICKET MATCH. London, July 3. A good sized crowd was present at. Lord's grounds to-day, when the annual cricket match De- tween Oxford, and Cambridge, begun yesterday, was resumed. Oxford, in their first innings, yesterday, scored 259 runs and at the close of play Cam- bridee in their four innings had scored 126 runs for eight wickets down. They were all out to-day for 137 runs. COUNT PAOLO DEAD. Rome. July 3. Count Paolo Campel lo Is dead. The deceased was at one time canon of St Peter's, but he aban doned Catholicism and preached in vio lent language against the Vatican in Italy. England and America, tie re cently recanted, did penance and was restored to the priesthood. His death occurred In a local hospital u , j J v A FALL OF HAIL. San Juan, P. R., July 3. The weath er bureau reports a fall of hail at Lares, in the center of Porto Rico, suf ficiently heavy to damage the crops. A fall -of hall is an extremely rare occur BROUGHT $50,000 IN GOLD. Seattle, Wash, July .3. The. steam ship Roanoake has arrived from Nome bringing $50,000 in gold and 16 pas sengers. This makes the third arrival from Nome within 24 hours and a total of $350,000 ; in Nome treasure. . The Roanoake was the first ocean-going vessel to reach St Michaels this year. GRAIN FIRES RAGING. San Francisco, July Si Grain fires are raging in the Sacramento and Stockton districts. In olo county an area of six "by four miles was burned over. - On Union Island barley worth $150,000 was destroyed. Reports of forest and grain fires are coming in from other sections of the state. The weather is excesively warm Gainesville, Texas, Under Four Feet of Water Two Crevkg That Flow Through the Place Are Rapidly Rising Town Is In Total Darkness and People Have Sought Safety i Trees and House tops ... ' . ... , . ' . Gainesville, Texas,' July 3. At 3 o'clock this morning Gainesville was under four feet of water. ' Thousands of people have taken -refuge on house tops, t Rumors of loss of life are im possible to confirm. ' The city is in total darkness. The damage will be faeavy. Two creeks which flow, by the town,one of them passing through its center and .the other on the west side, are each a mile wide. The wa ter is rising very rapidly and the re port Is received that a still greater flood is coming. AH around the de pot and along the 'main street of the town the water la so deep that even horses are compelled to swim. The cries of the terror-stricken inhabitants could be heard! everywhere. It is reported that a Santa Fe pas senger train has been ditched three milea out. ' Dallas, Texas, July 3. The flood sit uation at Gainesville Is greatly im proved this morning. The rain has stopped and the water Is rapidly reced ing. No loss of life is reported In Gainesville and the property damage is confined to small stores, out houses and truck gardens. Reports from 'the south western part of the state indicate that the storm was most severe. , Probably fifteen live were lost. , The damage will be heavy. , THE! GLORIOUS FOURTH, i INDIAN BILL Stands for the Union Will Play . on Bank Street "Lot Augustus Jones, manager of the In dian BiU Wild West, which exhibits in Waterbury to-day, Is in the city to day and states, that he has leased the Bank street lot tor the Wild West ex hibition to-morrow. The contracting agent of the show had rented the Ath letic field, but' Mr Jones has gone to a double expense by renting the other lot, rather than show on the Traction com-pajny's property as all the bill post ers and mechanics with the Wild West are union men. The press Is unani mous ,in their praise of the Indian Bill show and undoubtedly they will do a turn away (business, to-onorrow. ONLYAFAKEK iUit Daily Statement Says No Sign of a Settlement . WILLING v TEA BY MAIL. Washington, July 3. Assistant Secre tary Armstrong has Instructed , collec tors of customs that as tea is now on the free list no objections will be inter posed to the Importation by mail with out examination sample packages or tea weighing ' Up to twelve ounces, Hitherto these packages have been lim ited In weight to three ounces. STUDENTS RESCUED. Geneva. July 3. The relief party has rescued all the seven ! students of the university here who had been missing since Saturday last, when .they start ed from Chaminox to ascend Mont Blanc. , CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Derby, July 3. Caught last -night In the act of entering the ifranfclin Hal lock hardware store, Henry Grady wag to-day held for the superior court on the charge of burglary, bonds being fixed at $1,000. , THREE PROSTRATIONS. Philadelphia, July 3. Oue death from heat and three prostrations oc curred here before 8 o'clock this morn ing. The temperatuie at 8 o'clock was 81, one degree higher than at the same hour yesterday. MUCH WHEAT DESTROYED. Bucharest, Roumanla, July 3. Rains have Cver flowed the Pruth, Sereth and other rivers in Moldavia. Several fa talities have occurred and thousands of acres of wheat and maize have been destroyed. . - . WEATHER FORECAST rp.nce here.'-The ' natives were frieht-4 Forecast for Connecticut: Fair to ened,.' rayo4 Pc protection from night and probably Saturday; light, " .variable winds. Everything in Readiness for the An nual Sleepless Night. Tp-morrow will be Fourth of July, and no matter how much people may, be displeased with it they might as well make up their minds that they will, listen to A whole lot of noise. There is nothing very bad about this so long as the War whooping and other noises do not take place too near build ings: where people are sick. And inas much as many have no respect for the comfort of their neighbors, it would be well for4 parties who hAK-e sickness at their, homes to see the health officer to day and have their houses posted, so that the police may be in a position xo prevent demonstrations at points that might; prove , injurious to the sick. These notices can be had, from Health Officer ' Kllmartln or Sanitary Inspec tor Moses. The TostofSee-wiliHta trpe'ir'untfl noon, but the different stores and offices will be closed all day, with the excep tion of the tonsorlal rooms, which will do business until 10 o'clock in the fore noon. A large crowd of people, young and old, will accompany the Brooklyn Athletic club boys on their annual ex cursion to Savin Rock.- while others will spend the day at Quassapaug, Ban. , tarn and ' other popular rural resorts There v are no nicnics or : other field sports in Waterbury, the trolley strike knocking such affairs in the headj but if there be any truth in the rumor that the trolley company and the nnlon are to get together to-day and straighten out the snarl," the company will do the biggest business in its history to-mor row. Already several trolley parties have been planned, conditioned upon a settlement of the strike, so that in case the battle ceased to-day there will be almost as much jubilation about town as there was some years ago when it became known that Lee had surren dered, and later on the occasion of Uncle Sam's great 4 triumph ; over the Spaniards. To be sure this is expected to be a little different. It is not ex pected to be a complete , victory for either, side, but simply a settlement along lines so that neither can say that it thrashed the other. Everybody would be pleased to see the strike set tled and hopes that the contending ele ments will see the wisdom of such ac tion, provided 'It can be reached. ! It(Is understood that the police will exercise a little more supervision than usual regarding the explosions on the public streets, and will also endeavor to prevent exhibitions of fireworks be fore and after the time allowed by law. Such action would be greatly appre ciated and would be beneficial in many ways. People should keep a close watch over the movements .'"of f their children and see that they do not get Injured during the excitement. Al most every year several fatalities re sult for coming in contact with some of the moster explosives put on the market. But the discharging of wea non Is the most dangerous of 41 charging revolvers and shotguns 4 in such a reckless way that it , requires ereat caution on the part of their neighbors to keep out of their reach This, as well as the use, of air guns, should be discouraged, especially in the night time. ; A man sitting on his own doorstep came near having h?s eye knocked out the other, evening by a stray shot from an air gun in the hands of one of his neighbor's boys, and if the worst had happened all the satisfaction he would be able to get would be that the youngster 7 didn't mean it. - Let us have as much noise as you please at reasonable distances away, from the homes of the sick- and with a due regard for life and limb. and there will be no cause for weeping when all the dust, smoke and din of the national holiday have disappeared Cattle Die Prom Grasa!ioippr Plu BUTTE, Mont., July. 3. Professor Coolley of, the State Agricultural col lege at Boseman has returned from an Investigation of the grasshopper ridden district about Forsythe. He says the insects have devoured everything in a strip seventy miles long and fifty miles wide and that as a consequence of their raids range conditions are very serious. He says the plains are dotted with cattle that Have starved to death m a result of . th. grasshopper, raids..' STANDING OF COMPANIES. Company; G Leads the Regiment With Mark of 99.34. The standing of the companies of the Second regiment, ,G. N. G., for the month of May. has just been received in thia city. Company G leads the regiment with a mark of 99.34, Com pany F, of New Haven is second with 98.97, . while Company I of Merlden follows closely with 98.89. . Company A Is , a good fourth;, her mark being 98.53. The other companies stand as follows: K, 97.75 D, 94.12; O, 93.06; E, 92.06; H, 91.23; B, 87.87. Company I of Merlden has the high est standing of the entire brigade for the entire drill season, from November 1, 1902, to May 31, 1903. Its standing is 99.20. ' Company A Is second with 98.41 while Company G is close on A's heels with a standing of 98.31. Com pany F and ; Company K follow with the respective marks of 97,65 and 95.01. Thus it Is seen that five companies of the Second ; regiment ,have the -highest standings of all the companies' in the four s regiments. ': Waterbury's compan ies made a grand showing, one which the local military boys may weU be proud of." ' Edward Carter of this city, battal ion adjutant of the Second regiment, has resigned. ' -TAILORS SIGN AGREEMENT. Chicago, July. 3. The National As sociation of Wholesale Tailors has signed an agreement with the district council of the United Garment Work ers that, insures peace in (the clothing trade until the summer of 1905.7.. The agreement establishes the nine hour day, and only union (members jare to be employed. The coat makers, who asked for. a wage increase of 23 per cent, compromised on 5 per cent DEATHS FROM HEAT; Chicago, July 3. EDeat claimed many victims yesTerday and while the death list was not soJarge as on Wednesday the prostrations Increased, and in two seTieaaiporary "TOetltat" derangement was the- direct result. Two deaths and nineteen prostrations wer report ed. The' temperature .reached 90 de- greesV,' ' ; ''' ' .' ' TRAIN CREW MISSING. , Dallas .Tex,' July 3. A telephone message from Gainesville at half-past 3 this morning said the engineer, fire man and express messenger on ; the wrecked Santa Fe train are reported missing. ; So far no deaths are reported at Gainesville. , . , CABLE SHIP ARRIVES. Honollulu, July 3. The cable Bhlp arrived here this morning from the Honolulu end of the trans-Pacific cable, now extending from Manila to this port. :. ' ' HORSES AND MULES BARRED. Sofia, Bulgaria, July 3. The Bulgar ian government has prohibited the ex portatlon of horses and: mules. CITY NEWS A' daughter , was born to-day to Mr and Mrs Wilbur Massicotte of 7i Rus.h ton place. ; District Deputy Thunberg of this city Installed the new officers of Logen Svea, No 24, and Sveaiborg lodge. No 53. at Naueatnick lasit night " f After the business meeting a social session was held. . a Mrs B. S. Chatfleld, Mrs C. C. Zell and Mrs Welton of Watervllji are spending the Fourth .br New York and Jersey City. Viola, Willie, iva ana Master Walter x Zll are spending the day in Cheshire. ; :.. ; v;, All members of St Joseph's society are requested to be at their rooms on East Main street at 6 odoCK to-morrow The boys will go to Hartford where they will take part in the field Aflv exercises of the 1. A. a. socieues of the state. t ' At a meetine of the local aerie of Eagles last night fifteen candidates were initiated into the mysteries of the order. P. Erank Moran, Thomas F, Halllnan and Michael Ahearn were ap pointed a committee to arrange for at tending the grand paraae or isagies to be held in New York next September All the members of the football team of the Irishr-Americani Athletic club that are going tolplay In Hartford to-anorr03E- wiir meet at the club rooms at 8 o'clock harp Saturday morning, July 4. The line-up of the team is as foUows: OafDtain Martin Connelly, Eu McCarthys Patrick Flynn. Pat rick McKinra, Jerry Ftzpatrlck, Pat rick Rico. John Cownors, Daniel' Sulll van. Jeremiah. Griffin, Patrick Griffin .Tnfen lUana'hari. James Relehan, John Moore, Daniel Regan, Thomas McCor mack, John Sheehan. , . ".. Colonel D. F. Minnlhan of Orange, N. J., spent yesterday In this city visit Ing his daughter, Miss Mary Minnlhan of South Main street. It was Coione Minnihan's first visit here in 34 years and he was considerably surprised n the wonderful changes which have tak en place in this progressive ' city dur ing that time. Colonel Minnlhan, who Is a well known contractor, built the Watertown branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford .railroad, While here yesterday he told of many exciting experiences he had while the railroad was being built . TO i MEET . C0MPANT " '..: v .' . But Trolley Officials Hold Off and Make No Proposals The Next State ment May Give Out Important News Quotation ; from the Great Fourth of J uly Oration of Daniel Webster. The strikers' executive sued the following statement thia ternoon: . :, 1 . , The eve of the eommditiAnitinn the declaration of independence finds us on the eve of our twentv-fifth wpet OUt On trlkf. Tn-flor, 1s ITift, mm. v vu.r -, A.a UJR ATI II I J1 V of the greatest battle ever witnessed between the powers of labor and cap I- wu in tnis section of the country. . "And at this time it anneara aoronoa to quote thek following from a speech delivered by Daniel Webster ' at a Fourth of July celebration. He said: ;'The ; poorest being that crawls on earth, contending to save itself from injustice and-oppression, is an object " respeccaoie in the eyes of God and man.' Continuing. Webster said: "If there be at this date any r.dvocate of arbitrary power, we wish him the hap piness of living under a government of his choice. If he is in love with chain we would "not deny him the graUfica tion of his passion." And In winding up his eloquent oration, Webster da-' claimed: "From every lisping inhab! ' tant of the cradle to the aged warrior wnose gray hairs are fast sinking in', the western horizon of life, every voic is, this day toned to the accents on Liberty! Washington! : My cormtry' "Another well known iCbaiWas oil our country speaks as follow; t ance was thrown, down that (Wt no heaven-ordained class -to govern! man; that man, by virtue f hl9 exist-1 ence, 3 toy reason of his creation, was sovereign in his own right' r ; . ; : "There has-been ConslderabJ ccite ment about town since we !wt(1 out last statement: and all on account of ! another one of . those 1 fake rumors. which "we have been so often callel upon to eradicate. At our meeting this- morning, which was largely attended and very important, every effort was made to find out where such a rumor' star ted, and the general Impression was that I t was given out by those directly interested, for the purpose' of getting the old-time patronage on the cars oa the Fourth of July, r We are' now, as always, ready to. do anything to settle the. difficulty,1 but ,e feel .that it Is u? to the company to make a move in that direction. The strike is not settled, and at,thiwttor?w united', and determined as we were twenty-five weeks ago.; The following telegram from Bridgeport this morning is self- explanatory;. "No truth v In 'rumor. Strike not' settled. Boys are ? firm Frank J. Wood, President' " The onl thing we can suggest to the public is to wait until you see it in the strikers statement ;then Itla. so. We could not help but smile at the statement in the local morning , paper that ihe striks might be settled in a few hotrs., A few weeks ago that paper said there was ix strike. - -; '"... -r . . "The starting cf this rumor was'evL dently brought about by the accidental meeting of an official of our union au3 an official of the company: What wag said we are not in a position to give out: at this time. We will undoubtedly; have some Information to give out however, in our ' next ' statement oni ' Monday." ". WILL BE ORDAINED TO-MORROW). Joseph E. McCarthy,': Sou of , EuctnS McCarthy of East Main Street. Joseph B. McCarthy, son of Eugene ivxuvjarujy o o jcaBi jyum street, wiij, be ordained to the priesthood at St Sulpice seminary ; in Paris .to-morrow, morning. He will start for home a' few days after his ordination and will' arrive here probably within two weeks. He will celebrate his first mass at the church of tha. Immaculate Conception, but no definite arrangements In regard to it have as yet been made. - J Joseph McCarthy ; received his . pre paratory education at the local high' school and ; his collegiate training at Holy Cross college. After graduating from Holy Cross he pursued his studies for one year, at the Catholic university, at Washington, For the past three years he has been preparing for the priesthood at St Sulpice college. Parts. William A. Keef e, f son of . Mr and Mrs Martin Keefe of Maple street, will be ordained to the priesthood at the American college at Louvain in Bel gium on Sunday,1 July 12. After his ordination he will pay a visit to Ire land. Having spent a few weeks In the Emerald Isle, he will return to this country, arriving here about August 5. On Sunday, August 9, he will celebrate his first mass at the Immaculate Con ception church. A William Keefe is also a graduate of the local high school and of Holy Cross college. . For the past three years he has been studying for the priesthood ft t tilt; Auici attu vuiicftc iu uvuto'iu, j which college the Rev Fathers Fitzpat- rick and Murray of this city were or dalned. FOREST. PARK. , To-morrow will be a gala day at Fo est park, for everything Is in readiness for the entertainment of a big crowd. The vaudeville entertainment will be a corker, and no mistake and all the other attractions Will be all of the best It will be a great place to spend the day and evening, and if you do you will never miss the time spent there. There, will be ' lots of fireworks and music, and the, management will do everytMnS to make the day a grand one. SWEPT BY CLOUDBURST. Dallas. Tex, July 3. A cloudbur and tornado swept over the country between-San "Antonio and Corpus Chri? I yesterday. Eleven persons; lost tv:.r lives near Fettns., - There are raiv; -r.? r rv fitalStle;.