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WATER BURY EVENING DTOIOCRAT. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1904.
5 BOARD OF FINANCE. Bill Which Had Been Held Up for Lights Out, Ordered Paid. The board of finance met yesterday afternoon, Mayor Kltou presiding, aud ftU the members being present. ; Tbe bill of the Connecticut Kailvay and Lighting Co, amounting to 137.72, for rebates on lights, withheld pending investigation by the old board and recommended for payment by their successors, came up for a hear ing, and it required all the skill of the mayor and that of Commissioner Blakeslee to get it through. Corami akmer "Wells said If it were due was willing to vote to pay, otherwise he should object. "If the city has not received the service," said the com missioner, somewhat aotly, "I see no reason why we should pay that bill." Mr Blakeslee explained that the bur den of proof rested upon the city and that so far it had not been produced. A statement, he said, had been pre pared showing the amount of the re bate claimed, but it got lost or mis laid, and the city was in duty bound to pay the claim, and later on if it tan be shown that the city's claim Is correct the money can be withheld from some other bill submitted by the company. Mr Frisbie: "If there is any ques tion about whether it is due or not I think our chance of getting it is much better by holding it up. xf we pay it, it may be lost eight of, arid in any case it -will complicate matters all the more; but if the evidence is not at hand and we have no date to work upon I don't see what else we can do but pay the claim." Mayor Elton said that it had been ordered paid by the board r of public works, but that, a committee consist ing of Mr Wade and Mr Jackson was still investigating, and if they could And anything to base the claim upon it would still hold good. . This did not satisfy Mr Wells, and he suggested, that It be laid over for the present, but the mayor thought that the1 withholding of payment looked. like an arbitrary matter on the part of the city, aud in this he was sus tained by Mr Blakeslee, who reiterated the statement tha. all evidence of the pamber of lights out had been lost f Ex-Commissioner Scully . of the oard of public works, who was pres ent In the capacity as a reporter, was asked if he knew anything, about the matter. He said that it was not true that the evidence had been lost.' The document referred '; to as lost or mis laid, he said wa prepared from re ports submitted to the board by the chief -of -police and these are still in the safe lu the City hall annex and can be gone over again and the same results obtained. I Mr Frisbie: "Then the source of in- Mr Scully said it was unless it had disappeared 1 very recently, -whereupon Mr Kellogg remarked that the reports of the police department didn't show mow long the light were out; but Mr Scully claimed that, they, do. adding that If this was not so nothing like an ancurat rewsrt conM navn bnen prepared. : f The mayor said that under the cir- eumstances the company could collect Ithe bill with Interest by law and asked fthe city attorney what he thought jabout that, Mr Kellogg said that Iwould depend upon what evidence tho fcitr could nroduce. . Xi:.. ". ' ::: oAIter a good many opinions on way and the other, during which a com- munlcatkm , submitted some time ago ffrom N. B. Bronson, the company's at torney; wag read, Mr wells moved -that the bill be laid on the table. Mr iFrisbie seconded the motion. When Ithe question was put the chair was au doubt and requested the clerk to leall the rolLs ' Assistant Clerk Reeves !called the names of the board, and ICommissioners Wells and Frisbie an Iswered "Yes," but Commissioners pBlakeslee Goodrich and Northrop Jvoted No." The chair declared the imotion lost and Inquired what was the Inext move,. to which Mr Wells replied Jthat he didn't see what was to prevent Ithe passage of a vote ordering it paid. A.vote to this effect was put and car !ried, Mr Wells still protesting with a jvery pronounced "No." "That's busl Iness," said the chair, a he called up fsomething else. ' , 1 : Commissioner Van Keuren, repre senting the department of public safe1 fty, appeared before the board and ex plained the law with reference to the Tolice pension fund, ; which will now fcommence to be drawn upon to ; pay ithe officers placed on the reserve force. '.He made special reference to a bill of $300 deducted from the pay of police linen for time lost in 1903 and a small fsum from the same source in January, 1904, which should be credited to the police pension fund." This money and other sources of revenue such as any thing found and the owner not discov ered, rewards given to men by private Individuals In appreciation of service irendered ! and not allowed to be kept by the -men, together with 6 per cent fof the receipts for liquor licenses, all tbelong In the pension fund. ' So far lonly the liquor license percentages Ibave been paid in! The total amount fof the fund at present amounts to $18, JOOO. "The money was ordered paid to the treasurer of the fund. A. communication was received from Burpee & Carmody, representing Con tractor Thompson, asking that a bal- Sance of $800 due Mr Thompson on his Icontxact for work on the Mulcahy School building be paid. The matter f?as referred to the comptroller for In stigation and report. City Attorney Kellogg submitted an Jopinlon regarding the request of Col- IlectorHunt for the payment ty the city jof - ibis, bond as collector and for his Salary and clerical hire in monthly in- Mallments. Instead of annually. Mr iKelloger explained the report, whica jwas substantially to tue effect that he pad been unable to find anything in Ithe charter which would warrant the jcity in paying the premium on the Jbond, but the salary and clerical hire Icould be paid in the same manner as jthat of other city officials. It was fvoted that the salary and clerical bills J paid monthly. No action was taken Vn the application for the payment of the bond, but the report of Mr .el- ogg made it plain enough that the ity cannot pay. The charter . pro- des foT the payment of the premium n tue Dona or tue treasurer or the Rrnninn liHrnrv fund if an rirrl oTod jby the board, but that is all. I The question of improving upon the Wstem of bookkeeping in the city gov fernment was introduced by a com Wmicatlon from out of town parties feo 111 honor, the mayor, asking to be Ijjuployed for that purpose, v Mr Northrop said that he understood from Mr Maavel, who had looked over the Comptroller' s book with Mr Goodrich, jtljjit the system in use in the comptro jf era. office was very good and that the 'jookn were kept in good order, the checks being ' proper safeguards and insuring all necessary safeguards, 1 but he was not sure but some slight im provement might be made on the tabu lating. The mayor remarked that he was pleased to hear this, and there the matter ended. Ex-Commissioners McBvoy and Lord of the board of finance, the com mittee having in hand the completion of the report on unpaid assessments, were present and stated that they wanted authority to examine the books of former comptrollers, treasurers and collectors to verify some of the work already submitted. Mr Lord said that the claim has been set up that some of the money not credited -has been paid to the city and they want to make further investigation. It was shown that the vote passed when they were continued confers all this authority upon them, and on learning this they bowed themselves out. They . hd scarcely disappeared when the loard approved their bills of $300 each for service rendered to date. The monthly report of the treasurer was received and referred to the comptroller for auditing. It was as follows: Eeseived from George A. ' Gibson, treasurer ....... .$71,431.09 John P. Kellogg, city attor ney, sewer assessments, ,V December 494.58 John P. Kellogg, city attor ney, sewer assessments, January . . 363.98 John P. Kellogg, . city attor ney, street assessments, December 167.11 John P. Kellogg, city attor ney, ; street assessments, January ............ 53.50 John P. ' Kellogg, city . attor- hey, paving assessments, , January ........ 158.03 E. B. Keiley, superintendent of streets, street repairs, December . .90 T. F. McMahon,, agent pub lic lands and. buildings, - December . .'. .......... . .V .. 40.50 T. F. McMahon, agent, city hall, December 40.50 T. F. McMahon, agent, pub- ' , lie lands and buildings, . January ........ t . ' ... 68.50 T. F. McMahon, agent, City , hall, January ............. 68.50 J. J. Fitzgerald, clerk, flre insurance premium re- ; turned. Elm street ...... . 62.24 J. J. . Fitzgerald, tuition 50.00 P. J. McMahon, clerk, city court ........ .... ....... 1,515.41 County commissioners, li-. quor licenses .......... . . 1,992.15 William B. Thorns, collector, water rents 4,920.46 William E. Thorns, collector, sewer assessments ....... . 252.07 William E. Thorns, collector, street assessments ..... . . V 23.74 William E. Thorns, collector, taxes .1...... 4,400.38 William E. Thorns, collector, taxes, military , 771.00 William E. Thorns, collector, taxes, poll 17.00 William E. Thorns, collector, percentages A . . ... .... . 239.87 William E.. Thoms, collector, permits' .... 58.00 Edwin A. Hunt, collector, sewer assessment 677.61 Edwin A. Hunt, collector, ' street assessment ....... 190.85 Edwin A. Hunt, collector, permits ........ 454.22 F. P. Brett, town clerk, dog licenses. .......... : ..... . 38.53 Mortimer Doran, super in- ; o:oo v.ieuueux nosiiwus Manufacturers' ' National bank; interest on balance. 14.20 $89,348.92 ' Credit. By redemption of school bonds'..-, By . redemption of water ' bonds" ........ .......... By redemption of storm water drainage bonds . . . . Interest on court house bonds .............. interest on consolidated funding bonds . . . . . . i.. . Interest on school bonds ... Interest on Center school district bonds Interest on ; water bonds . . . . Interest on sewer bonds ...... Interest on storm water . drainage bonds .......... Interest of funding bonds Sundry city orders .... 10,000.00 10,000.00 4,000.00 600.00 1,575.00 4,900.00 3,540.00 15,630.00 600.00 1,977.50 l,7o0.00 42,111.00 $96,683.50 Deficit, $7,336'.58. ' It was voted to authorize the treas urer to make a temporary loan of ?75, 000 to meet current expenses. A communication was received from Attorney Lynch, counsel -for William Bo we,, stating that at the city election Mr Bowe was elected a member of the board of relief, but was not so de clared, by the counters, and adding that he shall claim the salary. The recommendation of the board of education relative to the salary of Miss Merwin, assistant clerk at the High school, was approved. One Cent. a word pays for an adv for one day in our ,"penny-a-word" column. It costs only 25 cents for three days, and a handsome bound book is given to every advertiser to the amount of 23 cents or more.. TIMELY TOPICS. Look over Jones, Morgan & Co's shoe prices to-night if you .want bar gains' in footwear. Sirloin steak at Castle's to-morrow for 12c a pound. Prime rib roast 10c. Final clearing sale of ladies' and children's coats and suits at Miller & Peck's. E. J. Finn says it ts not impossible to get good footwear at reasonable prices at his store. Saturday is furnishing goods day at Cturan's. Desirable tilings for men, women and children. For the past six years Jenness-M1l-lev shoes have given comfort to Dodgre s customers, tfsew lot in. See Union Supply Co's offering for Saturday and Monday. Green trading stamps given. Small lots and odd lots left over at the sale at Iteid & Hughes's will be the special values to-morrow. Bring coupon when ou go to Eagle shoe store. It entitles you to two free stamps. All gents' best 50c fleeced itnderwear goes at 2-k; to-morrow and Monday at A. Mallhiot's. At the Public market you get $1 worth of stamps with a 50c purcaase of meat, besides the regular number. Lace and ruffled muslin curtains, wide lace curtains, at; Turnbull's to morrow and Monday for $1.25. ; Winter shoe sale. $3.50 , shoes a t $2.39.. f3 tuoe at $1.08. at J; (J. Jackie &, Son'Sj 73-75 Bank street. THE THIRD DEGREE. Knights of Columbus Will Entertain Visitors Next Sunday. Although the Knights of Columbus of this city are btisily engaged in get ting ready for the big fair they ex pect to give in the near future, and al though they are more tnan busy dis posing of the combination books,- they still find time to take into the fold any aspirants who are seeking to join this worthy organization. To that end the three degrees will be worked on Sunday and at least twenty-five candidates will be taken into the order. Prominent officers will be present from all over the state to work the first and second degrees. The third degree will be in charge of Lewis Watson, district deputy of Boston, and he will bring with him ten assistants. At the conclusion of the degree work a banquet will be tendered to the vis itors and to the local members in the hall adjoining the meeting room. RUSSIA'S ANSWER IN. ToKyo Government Can Now Decide for Peace or War. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 5. The Russian response to the latest Japa nese note was sent to the Japanese government at Tokyo last night after having received assent at the hands of the czar. ' . , It is understood that when Foreign Minister Lamsdorff presented his views to his majesty he expected an immedi ate decision, but the czar informed Count Lamsdorff that he would take the matter under very deliberate con sideration. It is thought that the czar consulted with Viceroy Alexeieff by wire, thus avoiding delays after the decision was drafted, as in the cases of the previous notes. Hitherto the czar's instructions drafted here were sent to the viceroy, who had the privilege of communicat ing his objections before forwarding them to Baron de Rosen, the Russian minister at Tokyo. ' The feeling in the higher circles con tinues to be that Russia has offered substantial concessions, but that she has not met Japan's wishes regarding Manchuria or agreed to Japanese for tifications in southern Korea. , - It is intimated in certain unofficial quarters that If Japan should offer a counter proposal that Russia guaran tee China's Manchurian treaties, irre spective of the ultimate sovereignty of' the province, there might ; be a chance of reaching such a compromise. . It is argued that this settlement would safeguard the existing commer cial interests of all the powers In Man churia, and it is contended that if Ja pan demands more in the last resort this would betray to the world her ul terior ambitions on the continent of Asia,' which would be inimical to the Interests of not only Russia, but of the very powers which now sympathize with Japan. Much anxiety and doubt prevail here with regard to the future, but one thing is certainRussia will not de clare war, nor will she initiate hostile action if.: the negotiations break ,down Russlat,wlll remain quiescent until at tacked. The No voe Trebly a of St. Petersburg says America Is the real foe screened behind Japan. The British, the paper continues, have assumed the task of betraying Europe by truckling to the United States, and speeches at the re cent banquet of the Pilgrims society are cited as examples of British ser vility. In conclusion, the Novoe Vremya says: VWhen Great Britain has quite gone over to the United States the rest of Europe will realize ' the urgency of united action'against America." A telegram received here from Port Arthur says there is no announcement there of the mobilization or the calling out of the reserves, but that every thing is in readiness and that there are almost half a million troops in Man churia. The message , adds that .the mobilization of the Japanese forces has not produced a deep Impression in Port Arthur. The figures given for the Russian troops in Manchuria are considered here to be exaggerated by at least one half, but it is understood that 60,000 Russian soldiers are" on their way or under orders for' the far east. , Nothing is known here officially re garding the reported departure of the Russian fleet from Port Arthur. The report is attributed to the fact that possibly a few of the ships have gone on a short cruise. It is reported here that several thou sand Russian' troops will reach Korea today from Port Arthur if not stopped by the Japanese fleet.. Several war ships accompany the transports, and it is believed that their destination is Seoul. The troops will land at or near Chemulpo. , r The troops go to Seoul by request of the Korean government, and they are probably forced in this action by a re port that Japan has 8,000 troops al ready there in disguise. The press attacks on the policy of the : United States continue, and the conviction Is widespread that without the secret encouragement received from Washington Japan would long ago have accepted the Russian proposals. It is being pointed out insistently in the Russian press that in the event of war America would largely profit by supplying food stuffs for the far east. NUTMEG GRATINGS. Interesting Items Boiled Down For the Benefit of oar Busy Readers Miss S. Amelia Keeler, aged FK) years, who lived alone in apartments in Bethel, was found unconscious on the floor of her home Wednesday night by a neighbor and she died yesterday without having regained conscious ness. Apoplexy is believed to have been the cause of death. Prank Cheney, &r, died at his home In Manchester last night, of pneu monia, after several days' illness. Mr Cheney was the last member of the original firm of Cheney Bros, silk man ufacturers, and he had been promt nently identined with the industrial in terests of South Manchester for many years. Tie Avg born in 181.' The Consolhlated road has contract- ;d with a X ew, London florijSt to txa& Harding's 72-74 South Main st, Telephone 220. Decorated English Semi-Porcelain, the product of one of the best pot teries in Chester. These goods are warranted not to craze. The decorations are in blue and green, attractive in de sign and illuminated, which adds greatly to their appear ance, and being under the glaze cannot wear off. Flat Plates, Soup Plates, Oat Meals, Fruit Saucers, Oyster and St. Denis Bowls, All IOc Each. One Shovelful of our celebrated Lehigh Coal will last longer, give more heat and leave less clinkers and ashes than any other coal in the market. Our aim is to keep nothing but the best, knowing that a pleased customer is our best ad vertisement. Order from ' John McElligott. Office, Fitzpatrick & Glos ter's. 60 South Main St. Yard, Field Street Ext $40,000 wanted; within the next few dr.ys In stims of $1,000, $2,000, $3,500, $4,500 and $14. 000, for several clients on Waterbury real estate security, all first mortgages, rates of Interest from 4 to 6 per cent For Sale Several good residences and invest ment properties can now be secured at a bargain and easy terms.,' " Bee William J. Schlegel, Lewis Building. No 65 Bank St John Saxe 205 SOUTH MAIN ST. 'Phone 103-15. Opp Gfrand street Our floral designs are far su perior to all others in the city, being noted for good work and low prices. , Rememher where I am lo cated. - ' - DRMALONEY. Office: Citizens Bank Building, North Main Street, Diseases of Eye. Office 7-8:30 p. hours 9-11 m. a. m.; 2-4 and nish 1,000 boutonnlereg, as required by the company. The boutonnleres are worn by the porters and waiters on the dining cars and Pullmans..' The official in charge of these cars goes to the florist's each morning and calls for a many as are required to fit out the men under his charge. Hannony in the democratic ranks was restored at uaTtrord last night rwhen James J. Campbell who has been chairman of the democratic town com mittee for twenty years resigned his position. In his place Attorney U P. Waldo Marvin was elected. Since the elections last fall there have been two claimants for the chairmanship Mr Campbell and Alderman Gunning. Last week Mr. Gunning resigned and the ac tion of Mr Campbell cleared the field and restored peace. A woman, name unknown, wife of the captain of the barge "Charles Mc Cafferty," was rescued from a watery grave last night at Belle Dock, New Haven. Henry Mack, a watchman, emploved for the past 2o years by the Consolidated' road, was the man who saved her life. The woman was on the barge, and It Is said her husband was in the cabin of the barge, when, for some unknown reason, sh fell from the boat into the water. Watch man Mack hjpard the cries of the wo man, and getting two men, rushed to her rescue. They secured a ropi 20 feet long, and with this were success ful in dragging the woman froin the cold water. She was nearly dead .when brought ashore. -It is feared the woman may not recover frm the effect of the cold water and exposure. ; Leave all job printing orders at the Democrat, office, such a tickets, win dow hangers, bills, badges, programs, door checks, and in fact anything and everything that can be printed, from one letter tift to a full sheet coster. The Reici & Hughes Dry Goods Go, TELEPHONE 410. EXTRA S VALB For All Day Saturday. Small lots which our Sale has made-odd lots and pieces which we want to clean up. Remnants in all kinds of yard goods. At the sale price they were remarkable bar gains at the price they are now marked they won't last long. Dress Goods. Our entire line of Bemnants, black and colored, lengths 1 to 5 yards, One-half price ' 1 , Silks. Black and colored remnants of Silks, lengths 1 to 5 yards, none have sold at less than $1 a yard, A yard 25c Linens All linen bleached Crash, 18 inches wide, regular price 14c A yard 10c Linen "Tray Cloths, hemstitched, openwork center, regular price 25c, Each 10c Bleached Table Damask, heavy , and fine , and full' width, regu- lar price 50c ' A yard 89c 63-inch bleached Damask, extra heavy, all pure Irish flax, regu lar price 75c, A yard 50c Sheets and Quilts "White Thorn Mills" Sheets, . 81x90, the heaviest sheet made, 12 per cent heavier than Dwight Anchor, bleached and made perfectly, regular price 85c, Each 60c ullfsiwlfredMitchetine Quilts, best quality, regular price $2.75 and $3.25, Each $1.98 and $2.25 YO U W I L, ?1 A- . BREAD Sweet and always uniform. Your money's worth; In every loaf. Ask your grocer for Trott's bread. THB'Trott IK 122 EAST MAIN AE have in St0ClC 75 heat" V V ing stoves in base burn ers and return drafts and straight drafts that we close out at a very low figure. Call and look our line over. We can save you money; V Four second-hand ranges in good order. Plumbing, Heating, Jobbing. .. ..........,.. Sole agents for Magee Ranges. The Barlow Bros Co 63-65 GRAND STREET. A Few Items That eir& Very able THis 3 dozen Men's Sweaters, that sold at $2, They Are Now 98c The balance of our $2.50 and $3.00 Sweaters Are NOW $1.29 Men's 75c and $1.00 Caps 39 Cents And when it comes to Overcoats this is the story: Some 20, in sizes 33 and 34, that sold at from $10 to $18, These Gq At $6.98 Some 40 Overcoats, in sizes from 40 to 48. They Go At $7.98 They were sold at $15 and $18. E?G, Kllduff FECIAL ES Wash Goods Domet Flannel, 27 inches wide, ' regular price 7c. A yard 5c Our entire Hn of fine .'best quality Outing Flannels, regular price : 10c, , a yard 8c 27-Inch Seersucker Ginghams, ex tra weight cloth, regular price 10c, A yard 5c All our best Flannelettes, light and dark colors, 36 Inches wide, reg ular price 15c, u A yard 9c White Piques,' extra heavy quality, 27 Inches wide, regular price 25c, A yard 15c Cottons Bleached Anchor Sheeting, full' 2 ; yards wide, regular price 26c, ; -..' " A yard 23c Knit Underwear; Women's Jersey ribbed Vests and Pants, heavy weight cotton, fleece lined, all sizes, regular price 50c, - Each 36c Hosiery. Women's embroidered, fast black Hose,fTegular price 12 c, i' A pair 9c RIND OUR st va STREET. If Your. Old Plumber Cannot Come, TryUsK v,, We don't want to deprive him of a job, but wish to assist those Who : have trouble i With their plumbing, 1 will give you the service of the highest paid men in the trade. If you are thinking about buying a stove ask about the STAMFORD, it will pay you to inquire, every one praises it that has used it We do roofing and conductor work. P. H. GAKRITY. . 221 Bank St Telephone 403-4 of Interest Weather. & Go Credit Argument. Our strong position In th credit of - lg a matter attained by un daunted persistence In matters of quality and littleness of price, backed by the most liberal and generous cred it proposition ever offered to the pub lic by the Guarantee Credit Clothing CO. v ' Anybody can buy for casht That'a easy." There's no special honor in tb fact thtat on can walk into a' store, lay down in cold cash the full price asked for an article and so become the possessor. Come to think of it ifs fhe coldest sort of (a proposition, a merft transaction. 'To have credit given you is entirely different. Makes you feel as thouRh you were entitled to it. What a sreat honor it is to be ablp to enter , as' store, select sw?h goods .. as you want and arrange to ' pay ior rnem in amounts ana at times that are convenient to you. What a great "dignity there is' to credit, and how far reachinir its beneficial effects. A large 8 per ' cent' of the world business owes fts existence to this great comodlty.V To ' buy for cash; then is very ordinary. ' But to buy on credit is always a diatinctioti: that on; should be proud of. THE JBIG TBUSTFTJIr STORE IS The Guarantee bibiw uiouiing bo, 3? and ; $ East Main St. ttnu 15 rnoenix Ave. left of the ladies' $3.00 Shoes for 1.98 Sizes 3, 3, 4, 434, 6 and 7; C D. and E. width That is the biggest bargain in shoes that was ever offered before They are made of fine vici kid, hand sewed, heavy soles Just the shoe for this season. Don't miss seeing them before buying shoes. We: Give Trading jiff. Stamps. FBflHK. THE SOOEMn 203 BANK STREET. PENMA NSHIP Prof. Holley. Teaches every pupil to write a fine rapid, business hand, in a course of -i ! Slvate lessons and no failures. AH nds of pen work executed in the hlgh?st degree of art. 167 BANK STREET. Doctoring Your Horse Is something you are very' apt to xtavt to do at any time. Dr Heas's Stock iRVwrl wilt MTa vnii a lnt f mnnov In' doctor bills. You should have some in your barn at all times in case of corns It will surely cure them. Jless .Fan-a-eea win increase the mimhpr vf tv& tvr mrvnrr bark, ttnf faJo Poultry Food makes a aplendid morning mash. If you never heard of Biorao reed com Tr TvAhlnd the times. Blomo wllx put fat on your horse's bones. The Piatt ill Ob, 80 Benedict Street Waterbury. " 15 North Main Street. Nsnsatnck: - C oal n rders II ttended tol eavo U A L Ihem at our office, ,n So. MalnS Frank Miller & Ob COAL I ALSO WOOD AND CQABCOAU JOHN BYRON, Tsrd near Plume & At wood's. y Cjrn office with J. II. Dercra3 t&itK Case liala street Only 47 Pairs .gtoj httx i " '. '