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WATERBURY, CONN," MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. LATEST BOMBARDMENT DID NOT -HURT RUSSIANS One Woman Was Killed and a Few Men Wounded Artisan's Cottage Pierced by Shell and Destroy edInhabitants of VladivostoK Expelling all Japs from the Town Russians Trying to Pur chase Supplies Through London and New YorK VlAalvostoek, March 7. Outside of killing a woman and wounding a few n:en yesterday's bombardment of Vladivostock by- the Japanese fleet did no material damage. The wooden oattage of an artisan was the only building wholly destroyed. It was pierced by a shell from a twelve-inch ' gnc, which after traversing the roof nd wall, fell in the yard, killing the woman previously referred to. In the quarter of the city called the "dirty corner" a shell fell on the house of Colonel Shukoff without ex- ploding. s It, traversed a bedroom, de stroying a stove, and penetrated the wall. It finally burst near , the regi luental safe which was standing in the court yard. A sentry guarding the afe was covered with mud, but was vr.ot injured. Evidently fearing an eutbreak of fire the sentry shouted rHelp! Save the regimental colors, which were in the house. These ulti mately were brought out by the colo nel's wife and a soldier., . ' : Five soldiers were slightly wounded 'by the explosion of a shell In the courtyard of the Siberian naval bar- ; Outside of these casualties no one Tvas killed or injured and there was no outbreak of fire anywhere in the The fact that the Russian batteries, did not reply to tne burdment was due partially to the St chance of hitting the enemy s Warships at such a long range and , partially to a desire not to betray the position of the batteries. . It s now thought that the attacking Rquadron consisted Of a battleship, Si arxnored cruisers and two unpro- t acted cruisers. . : ' Vladivostok. March 7. Last night . nkss-ed quietly. The inhabitants and .?. are in Tinusu'ally high, spirit.. X sSlct search s is ade throughout the town for Japanese. The police have posted! placards on the wall3 offering a reward for in formation. as "to tbft whereabouts of Japanese, and threatening ; with trial by court martial any person found guilty of concealing them,. Port Arthur, March. There is no h situation here. .The weather I3 fine. V ; St Louis, ' Mo, March 7. The Irish nationalists of St Louis at. their cel ebration of the birth of Robert Emmet last night adopted resolutions uphold ing! Russia In her war with Japan ftad expressing sympathy with Chris Han Russia against this "pagan "horde." The resolutions' concluded: "The special thanks of the exiled . children of the 'scatteod Gael are extended to the Russian government for her work don in the (interests of t-- humanity by her opposition to the d'e . ign of England in Persia, Turkes- tan. Thibet, and other Asiatic coun tries, thereby preventing the exten sion of England's tyranny over shelp- , lia3. .people." A copy of the resolu- - ttons will be sent to the Russian min ister at "Washington. New York, March. 7. Having prac tically abandoned efforts- to ship sup plies of foodstuffs from the Pacific coat to, the far east on account of the : alertness of the Japanese it is report ed that Russian agents are now seek ing to purchase stores through London -.' a ud New York for shipment to Baltic ' ports. Rates to the latter are extreme ly low at present, favoring sruch an op eration. Red Alaska salmon, of which 'there is considerable stock- in Juoudon and on, the way there, is said to be chiefly wanted. Th bulk of ifj controlled by th8 Alaska Packers' as sociation. Seoul. March 7. The Russian sol dlare operating in the vicinity of An . Jn ar committing all manner' of ex cesses, .maltreating the native women i and perpetrating robberies at every opportunity. The Korean soldiers at tacked & body of Die invaders on Fri day last and aucceeded in killing ,-iliIrty of tfrera. It is reported that as 1. a remit of a collision between Russian V nd Korean soldiers at Kangge the h Russians were driven beyond the YuYa rivsr. th Russian VladiroslSok squadron is the Russfau lsidivostok Jiqiir.dron is rotv in the vicinity of the raouiu or thft Tunii-Ji rlrei. engaged in covering the movements of troops from Possiet bay to th valley of the Turnon. fNTRAINING RUSSIAN HARRISON S "UNFAIR Chicago Labor Men Up in Arms. . Placed Him on "Unfair" List and Will Refuse to Support Him' at the , Polls in Any Future ; Elections. . Chicago, March 7 Mayor Harrison has been put on the "unfair"? list of the Federation of Labor. The fight on the mayor was brought into the central labor organi zation by John J. Delaney, a member of the Stationary Engineers' union, and an inspector under the city board, of examining engineers. ' The grievance of Delaney and his associates against the city's executive was that he had! refused to permit the examining board to be made an organizing agency for the union. The charge was .that until licensed engi neer's were working in the5 office buildings and hotels, the places va cated by the union, men who struck January 1, and that the city ha re fused to Prosecuted them. Proclaiming! an Individual as "un fair," when he is not engaged in any business, is almost unprecedented. It was- - taken to mean that the union men should refuse to support the mayor at the pollsi or anywhere else. FIRE IN ELMIRA. A $200,000 Fire Started in : tHe : Lyceum Theater ,'"'""'- - -- -- , Building. Elmira, N. Y., March 7. The fire which was discovered In a cigar f ac tory under the Lyceum theater short ly after 11 o'clock last night did dam age Ao !the amount of $200,000 ' before the flames were extinguished. At half-past twelve the Lyceum .theater had! been'entirely guttej and the blaze had spread to the adjoining buildings. Flying sparks spread the flames to the Realty building. In which is lo cated the Auditorium theater, and this, too, proved a total loss. The Hi'o is said to. oave been start ed by an explosion of natural gns 111 the Lyceum theater building, but ac cording to another report, a burnin rag was found on the Auditorium stage aud this has gi?ou rls,. to a sus piciou ti nt both theaters were set on fire by an Ineendia-y. .In response 10 a rei j.st irom the local fire deoart ment cid was sent from the Elmira state reformatory, . Ehn.'fa Heiglits iiua jaorse.'jeaag. at, 4 rt this niornmff the fire was under control. D C. Koo:nsii. owner of ,th Ly ceum theater, was thc. heaviest "loser, well informed Persons estimattno- thr damage to his property at $70,000; the theater was .insured for S4.YOOO The ground floor stores, in one of which is the Second National bank, es caped with, only water damage. The blaze was confined to the upper floors ol the block facing on Lake street though it entirely destroyed the siue facing on Carroll street. The falling of the Lyceum theater roof early t clay Avreeked a two-story .brick build ing lifted for a livery stable. Em ployes of the Lyceum theater, who were among the first on the scene, de clare that they found rags soaked in oil on the stage, and discredit the stories that the fire stal-ted from a nat ural gas explosion.' NO DECISION TO-DAY. Washington, March 7. There was no Northern Securities merger deci sion handed down by the supreme court to-day . WEATHES FORECAST Forecast for Connecticut: Ra,in to night and Tutsday morning, followed by clearing weather; ifresh to brisk easterly winds, increasing sani be coming westerly Tuesday. CAVALRY AT IRKUTSK. fx Jf jfk IT Wik Chairman Overstreet Presented Long Document To-Day It Has to Do With Senators and Congressmen Who Have Been Active in Salary and Rent Affairs. Washington, March 7. Another 1 chapter in the postoffice investigation of last summer was revealed to-day when Chairman Overstreet, of the house committee on postoffices and post road, laid before the house of representatives a closely printed docu ment of 218 pages recounting the in stances on file in the postoffice depart ment in which members of the senate and house of representatives have used their "influence" -with officials of the postoffice department, with more or less success, to secure increase in sal aries of postmasters, additional clerk hire and advantageous lease of build ings for postoffice purposes. The report is made by the unanimous vote of the members of Mr Over street's commission, in response to a resolution calling for information, in- troauceu. oy itepresentative nay or Virginia. As the information accom panies the report, the committee recom mends that the resolution lay on the table. Some of the transactions involving members of congress recorded in the report are held to be technical viola- tions of the statutes, others are pro nounced byf members who have read the report as clearly censurable while in the majority" of cases it is held that members in making their recommenda tions to the department expected noth ing not in harmony with thcjjiles and practices of the department. Three cases are set forth in wnich members of congress, own buildings which are leased to the government for pbstoffice' purposes. The details of these cases are given by Fourth Assistant Postmaster-G-en-eral Bristow in a communication to unairman jverstreet, as toiiows: Section 3,739 of the revised statutes provides: No member of or delegate to congress hall directly or indirectly himself, or by any other person in trust for him, or for his use or benefits, or on his account, undertake, execute, hold or enjoy in whole or in part, any contracts or vagreement made or en tered into in behaif of the United States by any officer or person author ized to make contracts on behalf of the United States. -The statutes further provide: All contracts or agreements made in viola tion of this section shall be void. Yet in the face of this statute, Bea vers has made contracts with mem bers of congress for the rental of prem ises, either in their own names, the names of then agents, or some mem ber of their families." Geneseo. N. Y. The postofHce at this place was located in 1886 in a building owned by Hon J. Y. Wadsworth. At that time Mr Wadsworth wras not a member of congress. Ifwas advanced from third-to second class July 1, 1901. "While it Tvas a. third class office no contract was made for the lease of the building, but the postmaster was al lowed $390 per annum for rent, with an allowance of $60 forlfuel and light, making $350 In all. When the office became second' class a lease was made, dating from October 1, 1901. At this time Mr "Wadsworth was a member of congress. The building was- improved to comply with the requirement of the department for a second class office; the annual rental was fixed at $550, including equipment, heat and light The proposal was made by "W L. Solmstead. wno is said to be the agent of Mr Wadsworth. The property stood in the latter's name September 22, 1903. 'It does' not appear from the report of the 'inspectors and informa tion secured by the department that the rental is excessive or the allowance is In anyway more than should have been made. Lawrence, Kan. The postoffice prem. ises at this place were leased from J D. Bowersock many years prior to nis election as a member of congress, in 1S98. at an annual rental of $1,500. That leaso expired April 1 1900. On December 13, 1899, Mr Bowersook submitted a proposal to renew the lease for a term of five years at the same annual rental. After a confer ence with officials of the first assist ant postmaster general's , office, Mr Bowersock withdrew his proposal, submitting one from his daughter, Mrs Hortep.se B. Hill, and the lease was executed in her name on terms before mentioned. The record shows the title to premises in question was vested in Mr Bowersock. The annual rental is the same that it was Tor many years before Mr Bowersock was elected to congress and the post office has been" located where it now is for about thirty years. "Station A, . Winsted. Conn. The postoffice premises at this point are owned by George L. Lilley, M. C. Original lease, wbicii was made before Mr Lilley was elected to congress, ex pired April 1, 1903. The entire block in which the office is located was then leased to Mr Lilley to Charles S. Newcomb, and the lease to the post office department was made in his name, though the title to the block be fore mentioned appears to remain in Mr Lilley. The rent is practically the same as under the former -lease. "In none of the above cases does it appear that the government has paid an excessive rental. I referred to these cases in my. report, not because there was any fraud indicated in the business transactions, but solely be cause such contracts appeared to be In violation of the statute above men tioned." The history of 161 case is given in the report, wherein members of con gress figure in getting authorization for clerk hire in excess of the amount the officein question was entitled to, according 1o the secret method em ployed by the department to determine the merits of the case. Many , of the e increases were . only temporary aud have been discontinued. A tabulated statement shows that in S2 Instances where reductions have been maie since April,, 1903, $15.SS0 was paid an nually in excess of the amounts these offices wore entitled to. As Illustra tions of the nature of the. long list ot cases, four instances from a single page are quoted and another on the following page in which Fourth As sistant Postmaster General Bristow appears as the "influence," follows: "Nora, Ind On June 25, 1902, Jesse Overstreet wrote, requesting an al lowance .of $200 for separating clerk hire at this" office. Two days later he wrote requesting that the allowance be made $150. . On June' 27, 1902, the ! allowance was fixed at $150, effective July 1, 1902. There does not appear to have been any statement of the separating work on which to base tne allowance for clerk hire. On May 16, 1 .1903, the records showing that there was no separating service performed at this office, the allowance was dis continued, effective that date. , "Oakland City, Ind. April 11,190,. J. A. liem.enway personally , recom mended that the allowance for separ ating clerk hire ($300) be allowed to continue, - "On April 21, 1902, the postmaster made a report of the separating, ser vice performed, and, according to the scale used, he was entitled to only $190 per annum. "On Mav 6. 1902. a letter signed oy. the first assistant postmaster general was addressed to Mr Hemenway, in which he advised that 'the amount or transit mail now handled at tnat point, (Oakland City) is not sufficient to serve as a basis for the present al lowance for clerk hire, but, in view of your special interest in the matter, no change will be made at this time.' "The $800 'allowance was therefore allowed to continue until November 19, 1903. The postmaster having re ported separating, business at his of fice which entitled him to $210, his allowance was reduced to $210, effec tive December 1. 1903. "Rockport. Ind'. February 18, 1899, J. A. Hemenway, personally recom mended an allowance ot $300. An in crease from $200 to $300 was grant ed from July 1, 1899. "April 11, 1902. J, A. Hemenway recommended an allowance of $400 if possible. Postmaster was , directed to make a report .of transmit mail handled which be did, showing him to be entitled to $380 for clerk hire. The allowance Was increased from $300 to $400, effective July 1, 1900. "April 11, 1902, the postmaster was again directed to make a count of the transit mail handled. His report showed aim to be entitled to' an al lowance of $330. In a memorandum marked 'special in' the handwriting of the general superintendent, direc tions were given to increase the allow ance to $500 from July 1, 1902. This was done. ' "On November 10, 1903, the post master, in accordance with instruc tions, mado a new count of the tran sit mail handled, showing the office to be entitled to ' $390. Accordingly the allowance was reduced from $500 to $390 from December 1, 1903. Salem, Ind. On January 3, 1903, in) a letter signed by the general super intendent, salary and allowance divi sion, A, J. Beveridge was Informed that in accordance with his recom mendation, the allowance for separat ing clerk hire at this office had been increased front $100 to $200, effective January 1, 1903. There does not ap pear on the records, any statement of tne separating service yeiuoruitju which this 'allowance was based. "On June 1. 1903, under Instruc tions from this office, the postmaster reported transit matter handled daaly, which according to the scale entitled him to $160 per annum, and on Juno 29. 1903. it was reduced to this amount, effective July 1, 1903. "Brie, Kansas. On January 127. 3899, J. L. Bristow enclosed .a letter from the postmaster, requesting that his allowance for separating clerk be increased from $120 to $180, stat ing that be would be very glad if the postmaster could be given tho allow anc( requested by him. On February 25, 1S99, Mr Bristow was informed that 'it has been decid ed in view of your wishes, and the figures . submitted by the postmaster, to increase the annual allowance for clerk hire at Erie. Kansas, from $120 to $1S0, effective July 1, 1SU9. "For separating clerk hire at; this office was hxed at jsO fer annum, from. April 1, 1900. "Report of the postmaster, datt.fl February 8. 1900, showed he was en titled to this amount '.'March 2S, 1900, allowance was in creased from $50 to $230 from April 1, 1900; no thing .to show who recom mended this increase. "November 27, 1903. allowance was reduced to $60 per annum from De cember 1, 1903. based on a report from postmaster of November 32, which shdwed tliat he was entitled to that amount. "The clerk hire in Pennsylvania was looked after by Senators Quay ler and former Representative. Slio walter. Senator McLaurin appears1 for one increase in South Carolina; Senator Kittredge for one increase in South, Dakota. Representatives Brownlow and Gibson secured several increases which have since been re duced in Tennessee. ' The lafc0 Rep resentative De Graffenried was suc cessful In one case mentioned in Tex as. Senator Kearns secured two in creases in Utah. Six out of eleven cases in Virginia or down to ' the credit of Representative Swanson, while Park Agnew's name also ap pears for others in this state. Senator-Foster and Representatives Oush nian and Jones combined to secure an ilncreased allowance at Dayton, Washington, from $30 to $600, after wards reduced to $120 and then In creased to $200. Representative Cush man "alone- .secured an allowance of $300 annually for Carbondale, 'Wash ington, which was . discontinued on examination afterwards.' Senators LN kins and Scott and Representative Dayton secured increases for West "Virginia. The two increases for Wisconsin lare down to the credit of iformer Representative Larney and A. W. Ma chen. Wyoming had one such increase, to the credit , of Senator Warren. s There are accounts of i77 instances in the reports where members of congress have made recommenda tions in connection vith. leases of buildings for postoffice purposes. The history of these transactions occupies! 164 pages of the printed report. Am illustration of the nature of these transactions may be had by the lowing quotation from the report: "Norwalk, Conn. At Norwalk, Conn; salary of postmaster $2,J00; lease of five' years at $550 per annum, including equipment, heat arid light the light being paid for by a tele graph office In the lobb'y; expired April 1, 1902. . The matter of secur ing a new lease was' referred to As sistant Superintendent White. Upon a carbon copy of letter to "White, dat ed January 3, is the following en dorsement: ' , February 19, 1902 (Promised Hill, member congress a fairly reasonable rental and good office, if a satisfac tory location and building can be se cured. G. V. B.)" . February 20, 1902, wiire was sent to Assistant Superintendent White at Boston as follows: "Congressman Hill wants you to meet him atNorwalk club, Norwalk, Conn, Saturday morning 9 or 10 o'clock. Please arrange to be there, and advise me by wire if you can do so." ' .""-'". , On March 4, 1902, Mr White report ed that the old lessor did not wish re newal of Nlease; that the Business Men's association desired that the of fice be located in building owned by Mrs Weed; that this offer was not sat isfactory and the rent demanded was $1,200 a year, ie reports a confer ence with a committee at which E. J. Hill was present and stated , that he thought he would he able to get the postomce department to- furnish thi equipment for the Norwalk club rooms if they should be selected "for the lo cation of the office. Two propositions are submitted by the Norwalk club, one at $900 ier an num, including heat, light and water,' the department to furnish the entire equipment; the other offering the same room, including heat, lighth and equip ment, at $1,100 a year. Mr "White recommends the acceptance of the $1, 100 proposition, Including -equipment Filed between the sheets of this report is a letterhead of,the salary and al lowance division with the following memorandum: "Memorandum- for Mr Beavers : March 8, 1902. Congressman Hill called and stated he would like to have the Norwalk, Conn, lease case held un til Tuesday, March 11, when Assistant Superintendent "White will be here. Does not want proposition accepted ex cept under certain, conditions. Grand- Held." On March 26 notice wag sent to the postmaster of acceptance ofthe pro posal at $900 without equipment. The department undertook the se curing of equipment for this postoffice, making contract therefor with the Cor- bin Cabinet Lock Co, paying $1,850. There appears to have been great de lay in getting the furniture ready, as the following correspondence between the congressman and Mr Beavers shows: "Norwalk. Conn. July 9, 1902. "George "W. ' Beavers, Esq, Chief Divis ion of N Salaries and Allowances, Postoffice Department, "Washing ton, D. C. : "My Dear Beavers: I do not know who is to-blaine for the condition of things which I found here .when 1 reached home, but I am afraid some body will find themselves in trouble before we get through, as i uncter stand it, the lease of the new post- office was taken for the first of July, and the fixtures are partly in, but there are no boxes and no desks or chairs or any facilities whatever for doing business. ' "I understand that Mr1 White came down here several days ago, having sent word in advance to be prepared to move everything from the old post- office, to the new, and when he arrived here found, of course, that it was im possible to do that, as the fittings had not come. "I assume, of course, that the land lord at the old pace will want his rent while the place is being occupied. I have written to the Corbin Manufac turing Co of New Britain telling them "that somebody will find themselves in trouble if these things are not deliv ered. Meanwhile Keith, the postmas ter. is in a good deal of a stew about making up his returns. He has had a bill for the whole thing sent him and instructions,' from the department to pay it, and. of course, has not money enough to do it, and ought not to do it until the things are delivered in ac cordance with the contract. The postoffice is going to be a very fine one. The accommodations wiil be excellent; yes, more than excellent, they will be superb, but everything seems to go so abominably slow. My impression is that 3rou ought to give your man White a dose of ginger or pepper, or perhaps both would answer better, every day and see if you could infuse into him some of your own personal way of dispatching business. I. am inclined to think it would be a good tiling. "Not only is there what seems to me unnecessary delay being had in regard to it, but Keith is worrying over the fact that he cannot send in his ac counts for the last quarter, Mr White having told him to hold them back until these things "are adjusted. He has already "eben criticized for slow ness in '..that matter, and he hardly knovvs what to do. If you can in any possible way supplement my, letter to NO AGREEMENT YET ANOTHER CONFERENCE The Carpenters Union Will Insist on the Raise in Pay A Committee From Each Side is Now at WorK Trying to Adjust Matters Agreeable to All Concerned. The Master Builders' association and the Journeymen Carpenters' union have reached no agreement in regard to the rate of wages for the year be ginning May 1. The journeymen have submitted their demands, which in clude an increase of wages. Some of the master builders are opposed to j granting the6 demand for the increase, stating that the condition in the build ing trade does not warrant such in crease at this time, ine conference of the builders and the carpenters has been held without any successful re sult. Another will probably be held soon. An officer of. the Carpenters' union say that he does not anticipate any trouble. He believes that the com mittees representing the two, organ izations will agree upon some com promise. The carpenters in return for the granting of the increase in wases will yield some minor points. The same officer said that $3 a day wag not too much for any carpenter to receive. If he receives that much a day he does not average more than $2 a day, for he is not working several months in the year. STILL ANOTHER; Twenty Dead Bodies Have Already TaKen Out of Collapsed Hotel. New York, March. 7.-What was sup posed to be -the 21st victim of the col lapse of Hotel Darlington last Wednes day, wag uncovered In the wreckage of the hotel txvday. The thing Was in the center of the ruins, near the elevator shaft, but turned out to be only A. bundle of rags It IgHhought several more bodies may be found in tbiis location. ' Three bodies were ta ken out yesterday, being those of Pat rick' Quian, William R. . Greene and Benzi Sontl. FOUND DEAD IN BED V THIS MORNING. James Laguadia, aged 18 years, was found dead in bed this morning ',at his boarding house, 147 North Elm street. He retired , last ' night apparently in good (health, but failed to show up at the breakfast table this morning. Some one called to see what was the matter and upon investigation found him dead In bed with his face buried in the pil low. He was subject to epileptic hts and the assumption is that he was at tacked with one during the night and was smothered. Medical Examiner Crane viewed the body and ; pro nounced death due to suffocation while suffering from an epileptic fit. ," CEMENT FINISHERS STRIKE FOR MORE PAY. , Chicago, March -Eight' hundred cement finishers employed by the, ce ment contractors, struck to-day for a wage increase of ten cents an hour. The men have been receiving fifty cents an hour. . the Corbin Cabinet Co by peremptory orders to have the contract filled, so that the new office can be opened anl the old one closed and the case closed up, I think you will relieve the minds of a whole lot of people up here, and at the same time save the United States government unnecessary pay ment of rent for two different places. Very truly yours, 'E. J. HILL. "July 11, 1902. N "Hon E. J. Hill, House of Represen tatives. "Sir I beg to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 9th inst, in regard to the relay in fitting up new prem ises for postoffice at Norwalk, Conn. Assistant Superintendent White has been directed to give the case his im-1 mediate attention. The department will ascertain who is to blame in the matter, and appropriate action will be taken. "I trust the matter will be settled to your satisfaction in a few days. Very respectfully, Acting First Assistant Postmaster General." "Lease was drawn for ten years, from August 1, 1902, at $900 a year, all equipment being provided by the department. "Investigation by Inspectors ren dleton and Birdseye, reported on the 10th of October, 1903, discloses the fact that Congressman Hill owns -20 shares in the Norwalk Club Co, this beintr one twenty -ninth of the' total stock."' . Speaker Cannon and Former Sena or Mason figure in the lease of the building at Watseka, 111, their recom mendation in the matter receiving ap proval f the inspector. Senator Overman is the owner of the building in which the postoffice at Salisbury, N. C, is locate!. The re port says that on taking his seat as a United States senator he offered to surrender the lease, but the offer was declined by the government, it . being held that the leaso was not invalidat ed by his election as senator. , "In writing George W. Beavers in an effort to get better quarters for the postoffice at NelsonvilIet Ohio, Repre sentative Grosvenor says: "I am ashamed to look the people of the town in the face. Can you help me out in this matter in any way?" A recommendation "suggest Dal- ezir: made by Beavers with refer ence to the naming of a postoffice in i TVrmsvlvania. is sriven in th& rennrt. I but the conclusion is given that the rc'coinmeiidatidn evidently was not complied with as the office is not called "for best station." . EVENING SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE TO-NIGHT1 The evening schools -will close this evening, they having been opened the' required number of nights. Diplomas will be distributed to the graduates by, . Mayor Elton if he is in the city, andii if Hie does not, the vice-president of thoj board of education, Charles 6. Chap' man, will present them. , ; ; The exhibit of work "by th art class, n n . -1, 1 1, Hr ri I . r. . I musui uy its imunie Jr. esreeie, was arranged this afternoon and is expect ed to be In readiness for this evening It took considerable time to hang the pictures, but a great deal more to se lect the hanging committer from tne tmnilS. TllA xhJm' thla -Way 1 tav better than any preceding year, and j snows the limits of the schools in a way far superior to any previous ex-,1 niouion. Among the pictures are the' exhibits which have been selected fort) the St Louis fair. Taese axe In ofl. charcoal, pencil and ink. On account of the limitations of the school, workri in pastel was not included to any ap-j preciable extent. , The exhibit is free to the public and will con.tinue.all this week. . ..'.', i : The following are the graduates, 1 the grammar department: Thomas'' Kane, Jonn laavin, jonn jsuros, jonm-. McPartland. Daniel Farrell, Hannah; Brennan, Elizabeth Morgan, Julia Mey uonald, JViaiy ivunoe, josepm iiayaen, Robert: .T Werner William Townsend. Frank Bolger, Joseph Blackall. VAW manzer Baril, .Tames Carney, Kdwara Frank, John F. Creen, Patrick Me- Cunningham, Patrick Rourke, Edwant Brophy, John Leary, - Daniel Dillon, John Lahey, lrnng mitn. - TVi. 4Vw11voHti otw tho oTflitnates in. ... f-, ....v cs , the mechanical drawing department: ) Lewis B. Atwood. Frank Isele, Joseph! , Neubert, iUtxo Keienenoacu, &uiu ner, Louis Thourot, Edward. Tronson, ' iewis van vvaoner. v FLOODED STREETS. What it. Costs City to MaKe Surplus Water Run Under the Ground. . The rain storm of to-day will , go a! long, ways towards taking the frost out of the ground and when at. ceases unless things freeze up again, 'tha farmer" will immediately commence to make preparations if or some spring planting. The rain ls also giving the street department something to do. A great effort Is being made to get the water to ' run lin the gutters, . but it manages to get out of the ruts here and there and make things disagree able on the sidewalks. When one stops to consider that the city spent' about $76,000 last year making pro vision to have the wlater run unden the streets instead of over them andi that $25,000 or $30,000 was expended for a similar purpose the preceding two years, it w4U be seen what it costs to keep rushesi of water off the streets at such times like this. Th effect of the storm water drains onr.; South Main, Union, Walnut, North Main, Summer Hill and-half a dozen;, other streets In different sections , oflJ the town is seen to good advantage at the present time and It will be. more apparent when the. system isM completed. , ' jl .: . ':! CITY NEWS : The case of Lizzie Hlggins . against J. Mangini was begun before Judga Burpee as a Justice of the peace this afternoon. The plaintiff seeks to re' cover for the maintenance of achild. : ' Two cases against George Pettie ' proprietor of the Connecticut hotel, brought by George Reinau and Wil liam Schaaf, were tried before Justice! Peasley this afternoon. The amountr sued for was $16 each. Judgment wa.sj rendered for the plaintiffs' to recovesr' $13.95 each. , , Paul Reidy, 31 years of age, died tmV , noon at the home his parents, Mr and) Mrs Patrick Reidy, 984 Baldwin street-! He leaves besides his parent's four sis-' ters, Mrs Jamesi Lynoh, Annie, Mary and Winnie Reidy. The funeral wilF be held on Wednesday morulas to St jTancis wavier s enurcn and Dunair, will be in St Joseph's cemetery. The hearing on the case of Attorney Walter L. Frisbie has 'been again ad journed. Judge Benton of the-Nauga-tuck probate .district -. was to hav heard it 'this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock on account of illness of Judge Lowe, but owing to counsel for the complain ant being engaged in the district court it was adjourned. Mr Frisbievwill de fend himself. " ,:y Clerk Marsh of the superior court . i . . l. . - i? T 3 Tin. I er to-day if the state's demurrer to tu defense in the cases tfor perjury against Marsh and Vandemark was overruled, in which case the special jury was to be notified not to appear ' in court to-morrow. Silence was to' indicate the demurrer wag sustained : At 3 o'clock nothing had been heardl from Judge Wrheeler. The case of the state bank oorpra--tion of New York city aaginst the Mil; ler & Peck Co was heard by Judge Cowell in the district court to-dav. Isidor Green & Co of New York, a creditor of the defendant n atftm,t their claim, $325, to Slegel Bros. Sub- 8eijufuujr.ouier nrcn s claimed the oil .. ,3 4 V, 1 i! 3 i. j knowing to whom the claim was prop erly due. Thev suit in question wa brought at the defendant's own . Tf quest. It is merely to ascertain whom the bill shall be paid. Deciy was reserved. it