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WATERBUIt EVENING DEMOCRAT, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1904.
s Cm Dry Roofls Co Extra Specials for To- Night and Monday. ', SPECIAL NOTICE. In the comic section of the New York Sunday World for a lim ited time you will get 10 Green Trapping Stamps Free of Charge. Cut them out and hem in your book ; they e redeemed nice other mps. une set or eacn un- ay In each book. READ EVERY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. . , ' TOILET GOODS. I J f t , . '' : s v Vaseline regular pric 5c bottle, bankrupt sale price 80 lennen's Talcum Powder, regular price 25c box, bankrupt sale price 14c . iltSastlle Soap, white or live shade, regular price 8c cake, f bankrupt sale price 1 j?CKth: Brushes, different sizes and shapes, regular price lOc, Bank ( rupt sale price 3c 5c 3alr Brushes, several different styles,' usual price 25c, bank runt sale Price 16c i. LADIES' HOSIERY. adies Btack- Hose, with Instep mbroddered In colors, usual , price 15c pair, bankrupt sale price ' 11c Aliadles Black Hose, all sizes, regular price 12Hc pair, bank rupt sale price ' Oc ladles' Tan Colored Lace Lisle Hose, several different patterns, .value 50c pair, bankrupt sale - " price'. Vi M 89c RIBBON DEPARTMENT. f 80 All Silk Taffeta Ribbon, A iblack, wbJIte and colors, regular price 20c yard, bankrupt , sale ' price 1 lie yd Z?o 80 Satin Taffeta Ribbon, : black, white and colors, usual price 25c yard, bankrupt sale price 15c yd " LEATHER GOODS. i Xafiies Auto Bags, leather han V dies, Jn black.' tan 1 and . grey, -regular price 60c, bankrupt sale price '.- . :-. '. 19c Xtadles' Auto and Wrist Bags, (, black, tan and grey, usual price COc, bankrupt sale price ; 39c Folded Leather' Belts, Tlack and i colors, regular price 50c, bank- rupt sale price i ; S9c HANDKERCHIEF DEPARTMENT. Ladies , All 5 Linen Hemstitch t Handkerchiefs, usual price 15c, bankrupt sale price 9c . Ladies' Embroidered ' Hemstitch , and Scalloped Edge Handker chief s. '.regular price ,25c, , bank rupt sale price ; '" 19c TO-NIGHT AND , MONDAY BAR- .; GAINSTHIRD FLOOR. iSVltJSIO- All the new and popu . lax Songs and Two-Steps of , the day, as "The Little Rustic Cottage By the Stream," "Congo Love Song,- "Rig Indian Chief," "Every Day Is Sunshine When , the Heart . Beats True," "Up In the Cocoanut Tree," "Peggy Brady," "There's a. Little Street , tn Heaven Called Broadway," "You're as Welcome as the Flower,, in May," "When the . Sunset Turns the Ocean's Blue to Gold," "Glad Rags," "La . siarre" Waltzes, "Queen of, the . White Slaves," "Uncle Sammv" 32; Sash Muslins. o,c 7Dc Irish Point Door Panel KO 1 290 White Madras. 19c 15 Satlnes, all new styles, 12.c ouc Btttme JjamoreqtrinB, all rnnsred, 29c cue SUtt FOIlow Girdles. . 3 yards loner with tassels. 20 differs f.0!01"?' ." 25o oe Fainted Finow Slips. ' readv for pillows,- all new destems,; S9C1 .Mtanwea Fringed Tray Cloth, loo ,vc Jsmnroidered Pillow .Slips in . all colors, - - - - , ! 2& fctamned and DIthograph Pillow xop. 50c values, at 1Q( cm ernpe uuffle Muslin , Cur- i.zr urosw stripe Madras Cur tarns, in rM or green. , 98c f i.z- Bntne KoiWnet Curtntnff. with' lace insertion and ed((dnff 98c THREE SILK SPECIALS. l9-inch 'Rtack Taffeta, a .perfect ,1ef black, rejmlar price me yard, rvankruTrc nale prire 4g 22-nncn Black Pean de Sole and I Satin i Duchess, both guaran teed to wear well, resrular price 89c yard, bankrupt sale price 68c f 21-lncii PAtiee Foulard ffflk in . small effActs and polka dots, for wil on Warcaln table, regular Price one yard, bankrupt sale price S9e - THREE BLACK DRESS SPECIALS. GOODS 40-fnch Mohair Brllliantlne with nllk finish, regular price . 59c, bankrupt sale price 39c J40-Inch Rourette Voile with fine, crisp finish, regular price 69c yard, bankrupt sale price 48c I S4-inch Black Cheviot with chev ron stripe, a spring weisrht cloth, ' very sightly, regular price $1.00 h yard, bankrupt sale price 72c THREE COLORED SUITING SPB ' CIALS. S9-Inch French Challies with self colored satin stripes In all the evening shades, regular price 50c yard, bankrupt sale price 35c C4-inch Novelty Suitings, in the prevailing! shades of greys, . browns and blues, regular price $1.00 yard, bankrupt sale price 75e 40-Inch Fancy Chiffon Voile in street shades and black, regular price 75c yard, bankrupt sale paste ... m . win r ii Watch This Space FOR ANSOUHCEMEBT OF SPRING The Finnegan-Phillips Co., GOOD CLOTHES STORE. Corner Bank and Grand Streets. A. R. COWLES. After Inventory we find our Trim med Hat stock too large. It must be reduced In the next two weeks. We place in our window a sample line of our Hats to sell for $2.00. We need not mention former prices as a glance at our windows will show you great values which will be tempting for a two-dollar bill or two ones If you prefer Come and looK at our window for Hat bargains. 53 AND 55 CENTER STREET. rear T7?SPr 1 DON'T LOOK at the fact that our store is upset while carpenters are working, BUT SEE the bargains we are offering In Men's Patent Colt Bluchers, spring styles, at $1.98 and $2.48. HOLCZER'S Shoe House 199 South Main St near Grand NOTICE! THE BARSAIN MILLINERY will move about March 15 to 205 Bank street, formerly at 251 Bank street. All our Trimmed and -Untrimmed Hats will be sold at 1-3, on account of removal, as thig building Is to be torn down. 1 Watch our spring opening at our new store. Mark the name and number, . ' 1 . Freedman's Bargain Millinery 251 BANK: STREET. S Do Not be Pooled all the While" BROWN'S QUICKFIRE CHAR COAL is. land always has been, -made by the American Charcoal Co. Thoui sands of bushels of charcoal have been purchased by Mr Brown, for his Foundry Facings business, ana for his Factory trade, for which purposes a slow-lburnlng charcoal will do. If all the farmers of New England were to conjure with Mr Brown's name of whom he has bought charcoal there would be a large number of "Orig inal" Brown's Charcoals on the mar ket. For the Genuine "Orlsrlnal" Brown's Qnlckflre Charcoal, look for the bag with the black disc SEASON 1904. 1 Gentlemen's Suits made to measure and made to fit. Ladies' Suits and Jackets made tp measure and made to fit. Prices reasonable ; 500 samples to choose from. John Eccles, PRACTICAL TAILOR. 00 BANK ST Brown & Crane. 144 East Main Street TEL. NJghtCalls H. J. Cran, 36 Elizabeth Street. T. H. Brown, 144 East Main Street Who's Your Plumber Ten yeara' experience in the plumb tog business In Waterbury and two years with! a first class concern in New York enable me to guarantee first class work, and at tne lowest prices. Estimates cheerfully fur nished. Jobbing a specialty. Frank F. Garrity, 03 BROOK STREET. TUTORING, MATHEMATICS OF ANY GRADE AL.SO - LANGUAGES. H. 8. GULLIVER, M. A. (Yale)! U Wftbrat UNDERTAKERS OPENING Maple Syrup Late in the season to mention it, but we have had so many compliments that we thought you would like to know where it could be had. Sold only in glass ' Per bottle 30c. Woodruff Grocery Co. K Dougherty Just Received A New Lot of Ladies' S ock Collars At 23c each. Ladles' Stock Collars, y made of very fine Swiss embro'd '; ered lawn, ieguhir price 50c. At 15c per yard, Very Fine All Silk ! is et veiling, regular price "Joe per yard. , At 8c each, two for l."e." "Ladles' All Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs,' regular price 32c. K. U G HE R TV 14 boutli Mum v.. 'FREE! A , three-family house and large building lot ' given nyay f'e, ;; We charge only a 'r.oin'nMl price'-of $2,100 to cover part of the esi;ei:s:s. Small payment down. It nnvst, be solJ. Call at the office of The ' , United States Land Corporation 177 Bank St.. Waterbury, Ct. The CANTON RESTAURANT 217 SOUTH MAIN STREET. :rK WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF CHINESE AND . AMERICAN COOKING TO, GRDE. 1 Board by tbe week . . . . . ; ..... .a.r.o Meal Tickets, $5.25, for .. . . 4.30 Regular dinner 25c. from 12 to 3 p. m .telephone. 1-3-5. People's Market 21 Phoenix Avenu3. Philadelphia Capons, - F.rcller.?, Squabs, . Ducks. Roasting Chickens, Turkeys and Fowl., Deerfoot Farm and Newport S:tn?ae, Lettuce, 'Celerj-, Cress, I'ai'lry, , Gieen Beans. Cauliflower, Bermuda Onions, Radishes " Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Eggs, Sage Cx-eam, Canton Butter. & BOHL. Don't Delay ComeTo-Day, to our MID-WINTER CLEAR ING SALE because It ends Jn a few days, If you want the biggest bargains In SHOES . you have ever seen. See these prices to end the sale: $3.00 and; $3.60 Men's Hand Sewed Shoes, Box Calf, Vici and Patent Colt, cap and plain toes, now . . $2.39 $2.50 Men's Box Calf and Vicl Shoes, laced, cap toes, now $1.70 $3.00 Women's Hand Sewed Shoes, Patent Colt and Viol Kid, newest lasts, now ! $2.39 $2.60 Women's Vicl Kid Lace Shoes, heavy soles, now fl.79 $2.00 Women's Vicl Shoes, laced, with patent tips, now $1.47 J, G. JUCKLE & S8E 73-75 Bilk Street. BROOKLYN BRIEFS. -Officer Halpin did good work in this section to-day lu seeing that the Ice ani slush wore removed from the sidewalks. There ban been a large advance sale of tickets for the sacred concert and lecture which will be given at St Pnrriek'a church on Thursday night, March 17, The lecturer will be the Rev Father Duggnn of Ilnrtlord, one of the most brilliant lecturers and writers In the diocese. The subject of the sermons which will be preached by the Rev B. F Boot at the Third Goner cgntional church to-morrow are a follows: j conditions, and shall thereafter bear a 10:30 a. m., "Life's Distresses, Their reasonable proportion of the cost of Origin and Meaning; 7 p. m., "Faith keeping and maintaining said bridge and Belief.' The lecture for the even- iu snfe condition, and also whenever lng has been delivered once before, but in the opinion of the board of alder will bo repeated by request to-morrow j men, public necessity and convenience nlffht j require the reconstruction or widening At this season of . the year and early I .8ald dge, or the removal of said spring, everyone is subject to coughs JSLM .?e' and colds which If neglected may lead to something serious, walker s Coneh 1 Syrup has done wonders In the past and Is still on duty at the old Btand. Like the Mist. All coughs, all colds, all diseases or . r?,nalble Proportion of the cost of maln the air passages fade like the mist taining such new or reconstructed under the soothing influence of our . In sa;fe condl"on White Pine and Tar: 25c a bottle, at1, Ul.at wherever the company shall I'Mtzparrick's Pharmacy. Telephone 63-4. Wall and East Main streets. ti,, mi vK.n We Are Headquarters J FOR PAINTERS' AND Paper Hangers ' PureGoods, Fwll Weight, Full Measure. Lowest Prices The latzlPMarksCo 110-116 South Main Street. One little match, ,Or.e little scratch, -7-A valve turned And the fire's ready If you ' USE U GAS;;;:; RANGE -; ; It's so easy; A match kindles it; v A vaive regulates it. Soldxby HitUoiMGasiminamca. The Largest Assortment . of GbGaHs In Connecticut Is now on sale at our store. Best Makes, Best Styles, easiest to manage and Lowest Prices. ALMOST EVERY GO-CART YOU SEE ON THE STREET COMES FROM THIS STORE. It's a fact. Ask the owners of them and they will tell you so. Can you reason out why we get the Go-Cart business of Water bury? THE MOST ELABORATE, FIN EST AND LARGEST LINE OF METAL BEDSTEADS EVER OFFuxlED IN CONNECTICUT NOW ON SALE ON OUR FOURTH FLOOR. NEW STYLES, BOTTOM PRICES. JJJ THE jl'jM Hampson-Sellew Furniture jtjOt CO., jMj 116-120 BANK STREET, Connecticut's Largest Furniture Stort. BOARDOF PUBLIC WORKS. Agreed Upon Conditions for the Bald win Street Trolleyl The department of public works n:et yesterday afternoon and ' agreed Upon the following conditions for trol ley service on Baldwin street: 1. That the location of the tracks, from Cole street through Franklin street to Union street, adjoin the west line of Union square, so called. 2. That said company shall repair and strengthen the bTidse over Mad river. Known as Kcovill's bridge, so , thnt It shall he " ' mensions and materials as said board shall determine, the. said Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co shall pay to the city of Waterbury a reasonable proportion of the total cost of such changes in said bridge, or of such new bridge, and shall thereafter bear a rea- my a turnout noon the streeta .de- scribed in this proposed extension, it shall, at such places, pave the roadway ! from curb to curb, including the spaces i between the rails, with a cobble pave- ment satisfactory to the board of com ; mlsalonera of , public works. Such i pavement shall be laid for the full length of such turnout. 4. That the poles used for the sup ; port of the wires for the-operation of the cars of said company along said oad snail he of wood or iron of neat design and subject to the approval of the board of commissioners of public works.. ;V . . ' y5. From Baldwin Hill street to the terminus of the said railroad company shall widen the highway' upon which I its tracks are, to be laid to the full t width, as laid out by the tdwn of Wa terbury, bringing all of said highway to the even existing grade, and leaving its surface, for its full width, in good condition for public travel. ' 0. That said company shall lay and maintain a cobble pavement between the rails and two feet on each side throughout the whole length of the line as described in this extension.: . ' The conditions fall far short of what the law provide the city is entitled to,, so that if, the company does not go to work and build the road i everybody will know the reason why. ; The mat ter will come before the aldermen Mon day night, when, no doubt, , the report will, be adopted and a tlme,llmlt for 'doing the work tacked on. Engineer .'Calms submitted the fol lowing report relative, to sewage dls 7osnl: ' ", :4 . - :i ; -. : ; The Honorable Board of Commission ers of Public Works:, ? v ; ;: Gentlemen:' At a meeting of your honorable -board, held February ,12, 1004, you directed me "to report upon the practicability of any of the sev eral plans suggested for sewage dis posal, and as to the length , of time which any, of the said plans deemed practicable may be relied- upon to be effective." ' Trunk Sewer to the Sound. . .: One of the first plans thought of . for diverting sewage from the Naugatuck river- Involved the construction, of a conduit the whole length of the valley from Tonington to Mllford Point. It was to be proportioned ' to -Tecelve-J all the sewage of the various cities and boroughs and was to discharge a "mile or more off the Point, in deep water, where it would be swept away by the strong tidal currents and so thorough ly diluted that it would not In any way affect' either the fishing or oyster industries, nor -would any of it. ever reach the shore. " ' , I am fully sntisfted that such a plan would be feasible, and think that it would deserve careful consideration if ether municipalities in the vallev were pr much concerned In this matter as Waterbury. y At present, however, these other communities , are not pre pared to join 'in .the. undertaking, and the cost would be too great for us to undertake It alone. No exact estimate has ever been pre pared, but In a report on this subject made by Rudolph Herlng in 1896 it Is surmised that the expenditure would out ,im less than $1.500,000.,- Any of the other plans, mentioned below w'll serve Waterbury satisfactorily at less cost. ' : Tunnel to Cheshire and Filtration ; Beds. ' ' . i An interesting suggestion has been i made to the effect that a tunnel could be driven from the lower part of the ! city easterly through the ridge dividing the valleys of the Naugatuck and Quin nlplac rivers, and that through such a .passage the sewage, could be', carried and delivered on filtration areas in the town of Cheshire. The tunnel required would be about 5 miles long, start ing from the Naugatuck road just be low gimonsville, and ending in tue valley of Ten Mile river, south of auXt vllle. There would be a fall in the tunnel of about sixty feet. Taking the minimum size of heading which can be economically driven, In conjunction with a fall of eleven feet per mile, Hives cupucuy guxucjeut lur a. loug time to come. In Cheshire abundant areas of land would be accessible on which the sew age could easily be treated, and any required degree of purification could be obtained. , The project, so far as Waterbury is concerned, has all the metUs of the trunk sewer to the Sound, with others peculiar to Itself, and at the same time avoids the opposition which the latter scheme would surely encounter. .- The objections to it are two: First, the expense, which would doubtless be upwards of a million dollars; second.the probability that mill owners between Waterbury and Derby would object to the diversion of water from the river. Increasing the Flow of the River. One of the satisfactory methods of disposing of sewage Is by diluting it with clean or comparatively clean water as occurs when sewage is dis charged Into a sufficiently large river not previously polluted to an apprecia ble extent. If the summer .flow of the Naugatuck could be Increased the pres ence of sewage would be less notice able. Mr Herlng has shown that the watershed above Waterbury is not large enough to furnish the necessary amount of water to thoroughly dilute the sewage of 75,000 people. The question has been asked, however, if It would not to better to spend money In increasing the summer flow of the river by means of dams and storage I reservoirs, thereby reducing the ratio j pf wag.to riv .wts ,nd,-lnciaett. J tally adding to the value of the river to the manufactories along its banks, than to expend the same money in treating the sewage at disposal works. It Is true that the sewage only causes a real nuisance during the driest parts of the year,, and occasionally we have a whole season during which the river keen hin-h enn.itrK to onvrv off th "v oa,Vrw "n ,T ' OV- TV J It Cll AC 13 VCl LCI AAA lildt the erenstvl velnnmon f th wn. :r , :"r pro7id7water f'oT the" dry" months sufficient to maintain a respec table stream. The resultant dilution might still be unsatisfactory, but it' is to be noted that even with Waterbury sewage all out of the river its waters will always be impure. It is the nat ural drain for 200 square miles of wa tershed, Including . many small settle- ments, several good sized towns, one t, ir....v Mn.irji sewerage . system, besides all the fac tories, most of which sewer and drain directly into the river or Its. tributaries. The regulation of the flow in the river would certainly improve the san itary conditions in the valley. It would also be a distinct benefit In Im proving water powers along Its' course. Ihe cost of building reservoirs sun! clently large to accompli. the desired result would be considerable. No data is at hand from which estimates can be prepared, but without doubt it is more than the city of Waterbury alone would be justified in expending. The carrying out of such a plan would re quire the co-operation of the manufac turing concerns throughout the valley. That they "would be interested may be Inf erred from their action in attempt ing to get a charter from the last gen eral assembly, under which they could have constructed storage ; reservoirs anywhere in the Naugatuck ' valley: Their request received only the scant est courtesy from the legislature and their application was . refused on a technicality. V. ' ' It is to be hoped that the future may see such a plan put in operation. But for the present It would seem to be Impracticable, owing pnrtly to the time which would be required for the neces sary negotiations with the various manufactories. Filtration Plant, at Beacon Falls. One of the plans seriously considered by Mr Herlng consisted 'of a trunk sewer to Beacon Falls, delivering sew age to .a tract of land on the west side of the river 4,where it would be filtered through gravel. Surveys were made at considerable cost and general plans prepared, w;. ;:.--v- , '-'...', -,; - ;',,"".',",, The great difficulty and source of ex pense in this project is the building of the trunk sewer, ten miles long, through an exceedingly difficult coun try. -Otherwise this would be an at tractive proposition. 'Allowing for in crease in cost of materials and labor since the report was prepared, it is rea sonably certain that $1,000,000 wuld be required to construct the worts complete ready for service. They would answer until the population ex ceeded 100.000. and then their capacity could be increased by, means j of sedi mentation and septic tanks. , ( , Proposed Treatment at Piatt's. MiUs. The other plan considered by Mr Herlng in. his report of August, 1896, located the disposal works at or near I xatt's Mills, on the west bank of the river. Having brought the sewage thus far in a large trunk sewer, it was 'to be treated by the chemical precipi tation method, removing the suspended matter, and then pumped to filtration areas' uud passed through gravel beds at the rate of 000,000 gallons per day per acre. . In his supplemental- report, Novem ber. 10OO, he recommendeds sedimenta tion and septic nctioivin place of chem ical nreclnltation, treating the effluent as before on filtration beds at n rate of. 400,000 gallons per acre. His esti mated cost is $405,000, and the mini mum length of time the works would be adequate he gives as fifteen years, or until the population reaches 80,000. It is a reasonable inference that they might answer the purpose for some time longer. When .they become in adequate the trunk sewer Is to be ex tended to Beacon Falls. Adding to his : estimate to 'cover the increase in cost of materials and labor, and for certain Items not included In his fig ures it is huely that the cost would not be less than $500,000. ; ; , ' I J ' V . '. Conclusion. , ."',-' ' ' So far as I know the methods" out lined above include all of the practi cable means for removing the sewage from the Naugatuck river, in accord ance with the order of the superior court.. ' ' .-''' v.. I do not understand from the vote of vour honorable board quoted above that I w-as expected to make a recom mendation as to which method should be selected. It would seem best v to study the subject further, and make some detail plans before actually de ciding which scneme to adopt Very respectfully, R. A. CAIRNS, ' City Engineer. The communication was received and placed in file. - - - A communication wns read from Highway Commissioner MacDonald relative to the state road appropriation, amounting to $3,406.08, which if not spent by. April 1 will have to 'be con veyed back into the city treasury. , It was'decided to pay the money over to Mr Macdonald before ' that time, so that it will be available when the Middlebury road job Is finished. - E. W. Mooring submitted a com munication relative to water rates, which he protested against the unfair discrimination in favor of large con sumers. Mr Moorin"- contends that the city has no v'S t to charge one taxpayer more for what he gets than another, even though one. uses or con sum?o"more of the city's utilities than his neighbor. In other words, Mr Mooring takes the ground that the eity is obliged to charge a flat rate which would give all water at the same rates. The document was received and placed on file. ' Dletrlh InTry Opens. WASHINGTON, March 12. The sen atorial inquiry into the charges against Senator Dietrich of Nebraska has opened before the special committee in Senator Hoar's committee room. The Inquiry, which was instituted upon the demand of Senator Dietrich, is for the purpose of probing the charges on which the senator was Indicted last fall In Nebraska and which were dis missed on demurrer. The committee consists of Senators Hoar, Piatt of Connecticut, Spooner, Cockrell and Pet tus. Korean II1 nlana, KHABAROVSK, Siberia, March 12. Fhe Korean and Chinese residents here are contributing to the funds being raised for the Russian Red Cross so- clety. HOSPITAL REPORT. Fourteenth Annual Issued by Board of Directors. The fourteenth annual report of the I W flTDP iiiw hAon fol . 1. 1 J j ' Ji." . . . . . ' Juoi puousueu, just i "ws tne institution to be in a flour- Id hi tin. Uf fill. A. A. I mnS .CUdltIP"' .A total expenses : raouutea to 5z4.asu.07. The essh re- ' r nee of $64,106.11. The superlnten- uui h report snows that a total of 43;J patients were admitted during the year, 214 males and 222 females. A total of 881 were discharged, 35 have remained, 475 have been treated and 6J have died. The average dally num ber of patients has been 36 2-3. Of ie. artha wr.M.T ieA?.urm? tue Jear, 335 were residents tne total number of 436 patients adihlt- ... . in the introduction the committee, Edward L. Frlsbie, (Jeorge W. Beach and H. A. Peck, state: " "Our last report showed 12,520 hos pital days. This year the number is 13,352, an increase of Nj2, or nearly 7 per cent. Total number of cases terated 475, twenty-five more than last ' rTa'WSSt vear unit team tnun last v - w 'Our largest number at one tim Is 51. two more than last year. v "The cost per hospital day this year is nearly $1.82, against $1.48 for last, year. "In this connection it will be noted uiat last year's cost, was unusually low, 22 cents per day less than the pre vious year. This year's cost has been augmented largely by the Increased cost of coal, an increase of $1,848.2(5. Repairs also show an increase of $710.43, new flooring throughout the wards having been found necessary; and most other Items show a moderate increase." ' - ' MUSIC AND ADDRESSES. At the Meeting- of Humboldt Lodje N. E. 0. P. Last venlits Foresters hall was filled to over flowing last -evening by , the members of Humboldt, lodge, No 210, N. E. O. P. and their many friends in the or der, ' the occasion being the : eleventh anniversary , of the lodge.,' Twenty ca ndidates .were initiated and seven applications if or membership were re ceived, whidi proves cpncluslvely that Humboldt lodge Is progressive and nourishing. . Grand Treasurer Freder ick D. Drew of Ansonia was present and made an Interesting address. The N.' E. O. P. quartet of Ansonia was also present and T pleased those : pres ent with the able , manner. In which several quartettes, solos and duets were rendered. There was also a so-, urn no solo bv Josie Armbruster and a either duet by Margaret Sondermann and Max Keissling which were nicely ' executed and well received. Thero M were large delegations present from Mozart lodge of Ansonia and Teutonla lodge of Union City. The lodge voted to accept the invitation of Teutonic lodge to pay a visit to Union City on M-:"-h 11. ' ...V v..--. :,-.' t ':'. v, Sheridan lodge also held a meeting last night in Columbus hall, and ini tiated one member and received threa applications. After, the business was tiinpnsed of those present, went to th meeting of Humboldt lodge. x , , BRYAN WAS UPHELD. Superior -Court Gives Him Right t'e Sne for $50000. l i r;NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 12.BJ a' decision handed down by Judge Ga per of the superior court late yester day afternoon, based on a demurrer to answers to an appeal by William J. Bryan from the decision of ' the pro bate court, which ruled against him In the Philo S. Bennett will case,' Mr. Bryan has the right to contest for the $50,000 bequest to Tiimself by proving that the sealed; letter is a part of the will. Judge Gager's decision Is large ly in, Mr. Bryan's favor on questions raised In the demurrer. , v The demurrer : was to nine para graphs in the answer, and upon each the court specifically rules. The eighth and ninth paragraphs in effect claim that Mr. Bryan by taking the office of executor waived his right to prosecuti the appeal from the decision . of the probate court in reference to, the be quest to himself of $50,000. 1 The court says In substance that ths action of Mr. Bryan "in accepting the position of executor does not estop him or cause him to relinquish any right that he may have in this appeal to es- as a part of the will, which papers if he succeeds in so doing must necessa rily be In conflict with the terms of the trust he has undertakes to carry out The court further says that such ac tion on Mr. Bryan's part Is not an is sue in the present case. ; The seventh paragraph In the answer had to 1 do with the relationship of the "sealed letter" to the will. The court says that when a 'will is presented to the pro bate court the . question , before such court is whether the will shall be ac cepted or rejected. The question of right of appeal cannot be passed upon by the probate court. Judge .Gager's decision gives Mr. Bryan the right to prove that the "sealed letter" is a part of the will. ' The latter paragraphs In tbe answer refer to the details in the case, partlcn-' larly as regards the time of Mr. Ben nett's death and the surroundings. - Par agraphs five and six, however, touched upon correspondence between Mr. Bry-' an and Mr. Bennett, and the court In passing says they appear to relate to matters outside the scope of the pre?-, ent suit. In this connection the court says the ruling is without prejudice to the right of the appellee upon trial to offer proof of the facts alleged If the same are considered by the court to be germane to the statutory issue raised by the appeal. . ' : ; ' Judge Gager's decision probably will result in the trial on March 22 before a Jury of Mr. Bryan's appeal from th decision of the probate court refusing-, to admit the "sealed letter" as a part of Mr. Bennett's will. Nw Rnaalan Destroyers. NIKOLAIEV, Russia, March 12. Three fast torpedo boat destroyers ant the cruiser Kagul are hearing comple tion at the local dockyard. The machine1 shops are preparing engines of 10.000 . horsppoAver for two new battleships of the t Knlaz Potemklne Tavritcheeky, Itirce, . - . . . - 4.