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WATERBURY. CONN. THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1904 PRICE TWO CENTS. 1USSI A ISSUES Minister of Finance Says it Was Not ForcedMerely an Ordinary Issue The First Year's War Expens es Will Probably Be Two Hundred and Fifty Mil lion Dollars. ' Port Arthur, April 20. The situation here is unchanged. A large launch from the Petropalovsk was brought into the harbor today. Two German naval officers have ar rived here. They will be attached to the Russian headquarters.. The cruis er Bayan suffered no damage from the hall of shells poured upon her from an went to the assistance of the Rus sian torpedo boat destroyers on April 33, just previous to the sinking of the Petropavlovsk. The "Bayan, in driv ing off the Japanese destroyers which had sunk the Strashni, was subjected to the fire of six Japnaese' cruisers. St Petersburg, April 21. Russia has tnade a new, issue of , $15,000,000 ' in paper currency against free gold in the state bank. At the ministry of finance it was explained that it was an OT" dinary issue and in no sense was forced. Under the lw paper is issu able to double the amount of gold up to $150,000,000 gold, in excess of which paper issued must be covered rouble for rouble. In the state bank there are in round figures $-400,000,000 in gold, which Would permit of an issue of $550,000,000 in paper.. But the paper issue at present only amounts to $350, 000,000. All sorts of figures of the cost of the war are printed abroad. The cor respondent of the Associated Press is authoritatively informed that the daily expenses are averaging $750,000, and it is estimated that a year's expendi tures for the war will total $250,000, 000. To meet this there existed a free balance of $50,000,000, which was in creased to $115,000,000 by reductions of the ordinary budgets, leaving osten-, Bibly $135,000,000 to be found. But a portion or tne larcer is maae up uy we increased earnings . of the railroads owned by the government. , It being in reality a question of bookkeeping, how the balance is to be raised nas not yec been determined. No foreign loan has been arranged and none is desired, if it can be avoided, as practically, the total of the war expenditure "will ; be raised at home. . The ministry of finance believes it may be easy to float an internal loan Berlin, April 21. A correspondent of the Fraukfurter Zeitung, writing from Harbin. Manchuria, under date of March 16, says: "Great bitterness has been aroused throuebout Manchuria against Ameri- . ... -i , . .. i i : . American and British vessels took part in the bombardments of Port Arthur Hinder the Japanese flag. This belief 'apparently is due to the fact that the Japanese fleet was larger than the Rus sians anticipated and included ' .un known types of vessels. The feeling is so strong that Americans and British are not safe anywhere in Manchuria. One Railly, an American, and several others, including Davidson, a Cana dian, have disappeared. The authori ties are looking for them. - "It is reported that an Englishman was arrested in Port Arthur as a spy and was taken to Mukden and hanged. "The Plying of the so called flour boats on the Liao river, mostly under the American flag and carrying Amer ican goods, has been prohibited. " "Southern Manchuria has been scoured for several months for sup plies of flour destined for Port Arthur, which is reported to be provisioned for two years." . Tien Tsin, April 21. The two Japan ese officers who were captured in Man ohuuria disguised as Lamas and who had a large quantity of explosives in their possession, have been taken to Port Arthur. An examination is being made in order to discover how they procured Chinese passports. They will be dealt with according to martial law. St Petersburg, April 21, Foreign Minister Lamsdorff has been notified that the United States reserves all the rights she may have under internation al law in the event of any American citizens being affected by Russia's de cision in the case of war correspond ents using wireless telegraphy. THE CAREY CASE. ( New Haven, April 21. When the case of George W. Carey, the Stratford attorney, accused of perjury and forg ery, was resumed to-day in the su perior court, the defense presented Judge Peck of the Stratford town court as a witness. He was asked as to his familiarity with ' the handwrit ing of Charles Hv Carey, father of the respondent. The'question provoked an immediate objection from the state attorney and long arguments followed. BURGLARS USED DIAMOND. Essex, April 21. Burglars broke in to the general store of 'Rose Bros, in Ivoryton early to-day by crawling through a hole which they cut with a diamond i nthe front window. They got $5 in stamps and loose change from the postoff ice which is , in the store, and carried a cash register out to a grove 200 yards away where they broke it open. The cash register yielded them $5 in small change-. TO ENTERTAIN POLITICIANS. Kingston, JS. Y., April 21. William F. Sheehan of New York has made arrangements to lease the Colonel Pratt mansion at Esophus, adjoining Judge Parker's home, for the enter tainment of political leaders who may go there to consult with , Judge Parker. ; . ... I ; ' BRYAN DENIES IT. Lincoln, Neb. April 21. William J. Bryan in an Interview to-day denied the report that he would discuss a presidential possibility in Chicago on Saturday night. His speech will be devoted entrely to the New York platform. $15,000,000 IN PAPEE CUR1EMCY AT THE CAPITOL. President Given Hartford Directory Union City Carriers. Washington, April 21. Congressman Henry this morning called at the Whito. Tfousft and introduced - E. S. Geer of the Hartford Printing Co to the president. , Mr Geer presented to the president a special, copy of the Hartford city directory, which con tained illustrations of the president's visit tn Hartford last year. The presi dent very gracefully accepted the gift and spoke of his pleasant visit to iaitr ford. , t Frank H. Whittelsey of Windsor Locks ias filed with the interstate com merce commission a complaint against the New York, New Haven and Hart ford Railroad Co. Mr Whittelsey sets forth in his complaint that he is a man. ufacturer of paper, envelopes, etc, of Windsor Locks. He alleges that. the railroad company shows discrimination against the people of Windsor j0Cks, because the freight charges of the road on coal is $2.85 per ton of 2,240 pounds each while coal of the same kind from the same mines in Pennsylvania is taken through Windsor Locks and. de livehed to parties in' Springfield, Mass, another state, at the rate of $2.60 per ton. ' ; - ' , Notice was served on . the railroad company to-day of this complaint, and the company was given; twenty days in which to file a reply. The case.wnl then be considered by the commission, and a decision rendered. The report of the treasurer general of the D. A. R. was placed before the convention of the Daughters to-day, and was read with mucb interest. This was especially true of the report on the .building fund. It showed that up to the present time the sum of $94, 606.79 had been received for the new memorial hall. , During! the year just past the sum 'of $17,285.69 had been collected : from all sources' for this fund ,:. " , , . Connecticut isi second in the list of contributions during the year, having handed over to the treasurer the sum of $2,254.51. Pennsylvania leads with $2,433.17. ' Alaska . contributes the smallest sum of the year, namely $5.00, and North Dakota is 'a close sec ond with $6.00. The report is highly satisfactory and shows that the soci ety Is in splendid, financial condi tion. ' ' , v P Naugatuck Is in Washington on busi ness before the ppstoffice department. This morning he had'; an interview. wr:ith the postmaster general in relation to the order of the department for two new carriers at his office, to cover Un ion City. ; , Colonel Watson I. Miller of Shelton, quartermaster general on .the gover nor's staff, is at the Arlington. Songr Not Up to Concert Pitch, NEW HAVEN, Conn-, April 21. Final announcement has been made that the John O. Heald prize will not be awarded at Yale this year. The prize was offered for the composition of a new Yale song of an inspiring type. Four competitions have been held, but none of the songs submitted have met the expectations of ' the Judges. Five holidays are now com bined in one for celebration purposes at Yale on Memorial day. The other four are Lincoln's birthday, Washing ton's birthday, Fast day and Patriots' day. Hungarian Road Tied Up. BUDAPEST, April 21. The strike of railway men, which began on the Hun garian Western railway, has become general, and on all the Hungarian state railways traffic is at a complete stand still. : The Southern railway, which is not owned by the government, alone managed to start trains out of Buda pest. The men- declare that they are willing to return to work if their de mand for increased pay, which, they claim, was ' promised them by Premier T.iza, is granted and the strike leaders reinstated. Willi elm Declined to Ride a Mnle. CATANIA) Sicily April 21. Driving amid the greatest enthusiasm and the throwing of flowers on the part of the populace, Emperor William made the ascent of Mount Etna. When the em peror and his party arrived at Monte Rosa, where the road ends,, they found thirteen mules awaiting them, on which it was expected they would continue the ( ascent, but , the emperor declined the use of the mules, saying .that the invigorating air invited a walk. ' The Biters Bit. WILKESBARRE, Pa., April 21. Two burglars who were arrested at Scranton charged with robbing the ci gar store of Thomas McAndrew com plained to the police that as they were leaving the store with the stolen goods they were set upon by other burglars armed with blackjacks. When they refused to turn over what they had taken they were beaten with black jacks and the money forcibly, taken from them. The two svispects are held. . Policeman Groff Sigepe-nded. WASHINGTON, April 21. Sanrael A. Groff, the policeman recently con victed by a jury of the District crimi nal court for conspiracy with August W. Machen in connection with the postal irregularities, has been suspend ed from the force without pay pending final disposition of his appeal from that 1 decision. If the decision of the lower cont is affirmed Groff will be imnvpdia.teir removed. GERMAN FLAG. The Ambassador Will Float it in Lenox During the Summer. Washington, April 21. The German embassy will be established at Lenox, Mass, for the summer, and the ambas sador will raise the embassy flag there early in June. The ambassador ex pects to remain there until October. He will return to Washington early in that month to complete arrangements for the unveiling of the statue of Fred erick the Great at the army war col lege here October 20. It is probable that Sir Henry Morti mer Durand, the British ambassador, wrill establish the British embassy also at Lenov for the summer, but he will not. leave Washington until late in June. Mr Raikes, the first secretary, and Mr Waterlow, the third secretary, will go on leave shortly and it is proDa- ble that both will be transferred. The Russian ambassador and the Countess Cassini, ,'with the embassy staff, will transfer the embassy to Bar Harbor, Me, for the entire-summer. The French ambassador and Madame Jusserand will spend the summer in France and the embassy probably will be transferred to Manchester-by-the- Sea, with the first secretary in charge. Private advices recently received at the Italian embassy say that the Ital ian ambassador and Signora Mayor des Planches will return to this country in June, but the locality of the embassy for the summer has not been setuea upon, .... : . ..... ; , YALE PROFESSOR AGAINST JUDGE SWAYNE. Washimrton. April 21. Professor John Wurts, professor of real property and federal practice in the Yale Law school, has been before tne house com mittee for the past two days, testi f ying against Judge Charles Sway lie, district judge of the northern district pf Florida, who is threatened with im peachment. Professor Wurts practiced law in Jacksonville, Florida, from 1884 to 1S96,1 and he charged Judge Swayne with several acts of an improper na ture. He said that Judge Swayne's reputation in Jacksonville was that of a judge who was open to influence' and whose decisions were governed by other considerations than the law and the evidence. l- The witness also testified that Judge Swayne had a private car on the Jack sonville, Tampa and Key West railroad at his disposal for something like two years. He also charged ' that the Florida Central and Peninsular - rail road furnished Judge Swayne and party a private car to go to the, Pa cific, coast. There were several other things charged by Professor Wurts, and his. testimony was closely followed by the members of the committee. v Jndge, Swayne was present?, himself andj&t j the- end of Professor Wart's testimony cross' examined him. Among other things Judge Swayne brought out that Professor Wurts was a candi date for judge himself in place of Judge Swayne. The hearings on the case will continue for some time. DOCTORS CONTRACT TUBERCULOSIS. New York, April 21.- Several pbysU cians at Bellevue hospital have sud denly contracted tuberculosis from as sociation with; patients in the institu tion. House Surgeon Robert S. Mac Donald is the most seriously affected and his death is expected hourly WANTS HABEAS CORPUS. Chicago. April 21. "Barney" Graff, convicted two years ago of obtaining money (by false pretenses, has filed a petition for a writ; of habeas corpus based on the claim' that he has been at liberty without valid bond since .May 28, 1903, and that nine terms of the criminal court have passed with out the authorities attempting to take him into custody. GOVERNOR YATES REFUSES. ' Springfield, 111, April 21. Governor Yates to-day. refused clemency to Har vey Van Dyne, the street car bandit, who is to be hanged in Chicago to morrow. ; HARTFORD'S FIRE LOSSES. Hartford, April 21, A revised esti mate of the losses to the Hartford in surance companies by the Toronto fire brings the aggregate to $456,000. Liberated Robert Barn. ... CATSKILL, N. Y April 21. Ber nard J. Smythe, a son v of William Smythe, a patrolman on the Brooklyn police force, has been sentenced to Dannemora for a term of not less than one year nor more than two and a half years for breaking jail while awaiting trial for assault in the first degree and for liberating at the same time a prisoner named Robert Burns, who is still at large. , , President Candamo 111. LIMA, Peru, April 21. The delicate condition of the health of President Candamo, who is sojourning at Are quipa, is the cause of great anxiety. He spent a bad night, but is some what better. The United Societies of Workingmen have resolved to aslt for an increase of 20 per cent in wages be cause of ; the high prices of food in Lima. ,. - .- " ... - .Boston Makes a. Record, BOSTON, April 21. According to the annual report of City Auditor James H. Dodge, just issued, the actual ex penditure of the city of Boston for the fiscal year ending Jan. 31 were $32, 148,864. This is the highest on record and higher by $2,202,123 than last year's figures. . Ann Valentine Reprieved. TRENTON, N. J., April 21. The board of pardons granted a four; weeks' reprieve to Anna Valentine, who is un der sentence to be hanged on May 19 for the murder of Rosa Salza. The re prieve is intended to give her counsel a chance to present evidence in favor ot a commutation of sentence. BAY STATE 'DEMOCRATS Olney and Hearst Forces at it. Friends of the Latter Given Representation on the Various Committees Big Hearst Delegation Failed to MaKe Hit. Boston, April 21. Before the demo cratic state convention, called for the purpose of selecting delegates at large to the national body at St Louis, as sembled here to-day, there were indi actions of a more harmonious session than the leaders previously had ex peoted." . '' . ' The names of those which the Olney faction expected to introduce as candl dates for delegates at large are: Col onel William A. Gaston and Mayor Patrick A. Collins of Boston, William L. Douglass of Brockton and Congress man John R. Thayer of Worcester. The Hearst ticket consisted of George Fred Williams, George E. McNeil of Cambridge, Joseph A. Smith of Wor cester and Charles A. Dean of Wake field. ' ; About two hundred Hearst men who had assembled' ait the Revere house marched into the hall headed by Mr Williams, without lany demon stration, v Temporary C organization waa effected and several committees were 'appointed without objection. When James B. Carroll of Springfield moved that !a committee on resolutions be named, with the qualification that to that committee should be referred all resolutions without reading or de bate, there was a stir among the Olney delegates. The motion was carried five to one. Then began a series of motions and , counter-motion which kept the chairman busy. His firmness, however, brought the convention back to the routine program. V Ort each committee appointed the Hearst dele gates were given two to four places. It was announced that there would be no official ballot for delegates at large. The delegates were informed that their credentials would be official ly punched as they passed, the ballot box. Two ballots known by name as the Olney and Hearst were presented. The Olney ballot contained the names of William A. Gaston, Boston; Patrick A. Collins, Boston; William L. Douglas, Boston, and John R. Thayer of Wor cester. The Hearst ballot had the names of George Fred Williams of Dedham, George E. McNeil of Cam bridge, Charles A. Dean of Wakefield and . James - A.'- Smith of Worcester. " The balloting consumed an - hour. Meanwhile Mr Carroll, chairman of the committee on resolutions, presented the platform, ' which was entirely in favor of Olney as a candidate, making reference to no other topic. The last part of the platform urged the dele gates to cast their ballots as a unit for Mr Olney in the convention xintt? the nomination shall be made or his name should be withdrawn by authority. The first. mention of Olney's name brought out prolonged applause, - but when that portion relating to the unit rule for governing the delegates was reached there was an uproar. The convention was swept with turmoil, cheers for Olney and Hearst being con tinually given. In an instant of quiet the minority report from the commit tee on resolutions was presented.1 ; TRADE IS SLOW. And a General Shut Down of SilK Mills May Follow. . New York, April 21. A general shut-down of silk mills in Paterson and other pants of New Jersey and in Pennsylvania is "threatened, as a re sult of the paucity of orders for the fall trade. The manufacturers talk of closing their mills next month and not resuming operations until Septem ber unless business revives, a contin gency which they now scarcely expect. No concerted action is to be taken, but it is siaid that the conditions are such that practically all the mills; will be obliged either to curtail pro duction much more than at present or shut down entirely. Orders now on hand are said to be barely sufficient for the looms until the middle of May. Most of the silk men . ascribe the dullness In trade to such causes as the presidential election, unfavorable weather ana the reduction in demand for the higher priced fabrics because of general financial conditions. ; Thousands of persons in Paterson and surrounding cities would be af fected by the shutting down of the mills. , - ' DIED RATHER THAN FACE THE CHARGE. San Francisco, April 21. Robert Nicholson, chief boatswain's mate of the United States gunboatA Petrel, af ter twenty-two years of honorable ser vice in the United States navy, has shot land killed himself here rather than face a charge if having brought liquor on board the ship. Nicholson was born in the Shetland Islands 44 years ago, had !a good record since his enlistment in 1880,--and served through the Spanish war with credit. , ST LOUIS IS GROWING. St Louis, April. 21. According to figures compiled by the publishers of the 1904 directory, the population of St Louis has increased $7,208 within the last year. . The figures for 1004 are Gi3,07."5. WEATHEE P0KECAST Forecast for Connecticut: Fair tonight and Friday, ,' continued cool weather, i Brisk northwest winds," CASE DROPPED. Man Languishing in Jail for Eight or Ten WeeK's Released. Middletown, April 21. The proceed ings in the superior court, criminal side, against Christopher and Albert Pfolkman of Killingly, father and son, came to a sudden end to-day. The Pfolkmans were charged with burning a barn with intent to defraud the Mad ison Mutual Insurance Co of Madison. They collected $700 of insurance from the company, andwere afterwards ar rested on bench warrants and confined in the Haddani jail. The father after several weeks was released, on bail, but the younger man has remained in jail until now about eight or ten Aveeks. For three days the trial of the case has been in progress before, Judge Shumway and some surprise was occa sioned to-day when State. Attorney Frank D; Haines announced that the evidence he had been able to produce against the respondents was not what he had expected and asked permission to quash the proceedings. Accordingly the prisoners were discharged and the jury dismissed. , s Attorney Arvine of New Haven", counsel for the Madison Insurance Co, has been assisting the state attorney in the case. He stated that the civil suit brought by the , company against the Pfolkmans to recover the $700 will be withdrawn. , The case against Thomas Bransfleld and Minnie "Kenanen, charged with the murder of Miss Kenanen's infant, will be taken up next in the criminal side of the court. - BUCKLESHOP FOREMAN ASSAULTED. ' M. j; Brophy, an assistant foreman in the stamping department at the Waterbury Buckle Co, was assaulted this noon in the factory by one of the workmen and had to be removed to liis home in la. carriage. Word wag sent to the police station and Detec? five Dodds called at the shop, but the party supposed to have committed the assault could not be found. At the oflice it was stated that the foreman land one of the stampers. Joseph Cav anaugh, had a difference over some thing which resulted in the foreman being hit on the head with a missile, receiving 'an ugly scalp wound. A war rant has been issued for the larrest of Cavanaugh. , STATE POLICE WORK CASES CONTINUED. New Haven, April '21. -A oontinu ance until next Saturday was granted in tne city court to-day in the cases of the thirty men arrested yesterday by the state police in the pool room raid at -78 Temple streoUJCh.?- continuance was to enabJ,erCoiinsel'i w tfr.j.wiioud ents to prepare their defense. ; - i FIREMEN INJURED. New Haven, April 21. By the top pling of a chimney to-day on the roof of a building partially destroyed by fire last night, Captain 1 O'Neill and Lieutenant Flemming of the fire de partment were injured. , y KATE CLAXTON'S SON. New York, April 21. Harold Ste phenson, 21 years of age, said to be a son of ivate Claxton, the actress, snot and killed himself .to-day at his lodg ing. . -v . ' . BIGGER THAN EXPECTED. Toronto, April 21. The loss by the fire of Tuesday ' night is growing. Fig ures now given out by insurance ex perts aggregate ' $13,000,000. . The losses to the insurance companies amount to $8,885,000. CITY NEWS One of the features of the primaries will be the contest over the adoption of the new rules. Those in favor of them willTOte "Yes" and those opposed No.";. : ' : ;, There Will be an anniversary mass of requiem Saturday morning at 7 o'clock at. the church of the Immacu late Conception for the late Mrs Mary Jones of 413 South Main street. . . William Collins was arrested this af ternoon for vagrancy and Dennis Dawson was brought in on a charge of breach of the peace. He Is said to have had a quarrel with. his wife. Mr and Mrs Charles J. Griggs have returnel from the south, where they have been sojourning the past month. . The estate of the late Mary E. Brad ley was settled mp in probate to-day. . .Atorney Cole in his argument in the Smith case to-day laid some of , the trouble at St Margaret's school, for there he s'aid one of the daughters got ideas that turned her, head and made ife on the farm distasteful. He com pared Mrs Smith to Rudyard Kipling's "Vampire." Decision was reserved. The clerks employed In the stores on Washrington hill have organized a base ball team and would like to meet any team composed of clerks in the city. " The clerks of Curran's or Reid & Hughes preferred. . Arrangements for a game can be made by calling or writing to Thomas Donahue, 315 Bald win street. Michael J. Suilivan and Miss Anna Kelliher were married this morning at the St Francis Xavier church by the Rev Father Fleming. The best couple were Dennis Sullivan, brother of the groom, and Miss Anna Conley of Wil limantic. They received many valu able presents and .left on the 3:50 train for New York. On their return they will reside at 43 Washington street. The case before Judge Thayer in the superior court this afternoon was that of Charles H. Crossland vs Eliz abeth B. Bell for $(500 damages. Cross land alleged . that between April 24, 1899, and May ,11, 1902. defendant was administratrix on the estate of Mary A. Crossland. That he rendered per sonal services to Mrs Crossland which he considered" worth $1,000 and that be presented a bill for that amont and It was not paid, and also that he ex pended $600 on iic? and this sum has i been paid, eithe? WARM POLITICAL BATTLE. Opposing Democrats Heady for the FraySome of th TicKets That Will be Presented to the Voters Others Will be Prepared To-NigTit The democrats will have a primary contest to-morrow afternoon and even ing for the purpose of electing dele gates to elect delegates to choose rep resentatives to the national convention and to pass upon rules for future gov ernment ef the local democracy. Lead ers of both elements are' reticent -e-garding their views n the questions at issue, still enough has leaked out to warrant the statement that there is a ticket in each of the several wards with delegates in favor of Parker and. another containing th names of men supposed to , be favorable to Hearst. Aside from this there is a fight on for supremacy among a few fellows wuo claim the right to lead the partv in their respective wards and to help matters along there is some difference over the new rules to be voted on. , The Whiting-McEvoy ticket in the first ward is said to be for Parker, while the Reichenbach-Delaney men are said to te independent. The second ward ticket with the name of I. Chase at its head is said to be out for Parker, although II. M. Rig ney, who wants to see it win, Informed a reporter that the delegates are no man's men, and J. W. Burns, who is one of the leaders back of the opposi tion ticket, says that the one he hopes to see win out is not pledged, either. MrlBurns admits; however, that if the Chase ticket Is for Parker the other is for -Hearst, which is simply another way of admitting that one Is Parker arid the other ig Hearst. . The Wells-Guilfoile cohorts in the third district will, march behind a Par ker banner. , ; ' The Ray-Maener men in the fourth ward are credited with being strong Parker supporters ' ; The Halpin-Hurley forces are said to be unpledged, although the knowing ones put them down as safe for Par ker. One of the fifth ward chiefs told a reporter that It was a plain, every day democratic ticket, nothing more and nothing less. He was frank enough to admit that the men who prepared the ticket are not In favor of the new rules. . - Ag many tickets as the Democrat could get hold of is printed herein for the benefit of people who wish to give them some consideration before going to the polls: , FIRST WARD. Delegates, Edelbert Reichenbach, Jeremiah Delaney. Eugene Clarkin, Daniel Sullivan. Charles Neuman. , Alternate. William Derwin. Teirers.TimothvrGarreTi, John J. .LAV .1.1 , ; . ' ' . ' . ' ''-TV . " ' FIRST WARD. Delegates, James C. Whiting, Mar tin J. McEvoy, Thomas O'Donnell, Christian Hauser, Francis T. Reeves, i Alternate at large, Peter Borst. Tellers, Alexander II. Hauser, John F. Garren. SECOND WARD. . Delegates, Isadore Chase,, Timothv J. Brennan. Hubert M. RIgney, Daniel F.' Dalton. Henry W. Minor. Alternate at large. Peter F. Keeley. Tellers. Thomas F. Lawlor, George A." Gibson. .. ' - , . THIRD WARD. Delesates. Ambrose H. Welli. Fran cis P. Gullfoile, James L. Henebry, James Madden, vW"ham Stolcus. Alternate at large, Edward P. Joy. Tellers, Florence Clohessy, Michael J. Colloty. , -.' TOIRD WARD. Delegates,' James R. Lawlor, John Treilla, Frank P. Sheridan, James Mulligan, John P. Caff ery. - Alternate at large, William n. Cul len... ..; '. ... .; . w ' Tellers, Michael Hennessy, John R. Corbett. , The above ticket was made up and ig" presented to the voters by the ward committee, the members of whom wish it distinctly understood that it is not an Economic league, ticket, nor a labor ticket, nor a Hearst ticket, Vut a good, clean democratic, ticket, through and th rough. - ' ' FOURTH WARD. Delegates, Frank Ray. Thomas Mag- nciy Winiam J. Spain. Daniel E. Fita. Patrick, Patrick J. Reardon, Peter Lawlor. i Alternate at large, John J. Siefen. Tellers, Louis C. Archambault, Peter F. Quinn.. FIFTH WARD. , Delegates, P. W. Halpin. John nur ley, Timothy Carmody, M. J. Keefe, Patrick Brennan, William Gallagher, John E. Maher. Alternate at large, Frank Sheehey. Tellers, P. H. Regan, EL McElligott. O Actual XTEN. SOLID OAK, $3.75 to $38.00. FINEST LINE' IN THE CITY. BENSON O Furniture Co, O The following is a copy of a crcu lar which is being distriibuted broad cast to-day. One man who is not in. sympathy with its promoters says i: was printed and sent out by men who are no voters in the town, and that I: was printed In a scab office, anyway. which can hawlly be so ias it bears the union label; " To the Democratic Voter Believing that the affairs of Urn democratic party in the city of Water bury have reached the point where it i the duty of etet'eh and very member to take an active Interest therein, w? take the liberty of presenting for yoiir approval and active support the eu closed ticket for the primaries to b held Friday, April 22, 1904. The ticket id f ram ad for the , soH and only purpose f retrieffing- th losses of the piast, is made by r;r, cliqne or faction, i pledged t no caiv didate, ig an honest attempt t eles delegates who will faithfully labor for the best . interests of the democratir party. , : , - First vetingi district, lot n Phoenix avenue. Second voting district, north side o? green. -". v Third voting district,' city eourt room. Fourth voting district, South Main street, opposite Scovill street,- ; Fifth voting district, Scovill street. Do not let this opportunity pass i redeeming the old party, but vote for lnonest. democracy. ; Booths will be open from 4:30 ta 9:30 p. m. 4 If the new democratic rules to In voted on at the primarieg should 'adopted the prosent town eommitten will jjo out of office on January 1 1905, instead of on Januiary 1, 18X;,; as , inadvertently stated when ti. r;ules were published. The .supporters of , William Hears in the fourth ward will meet in Dunn's hall on Washington street, to-night nt 8 o'clock while at the same hour tii Hearst supporters in the fifth ward will meet in the Central Labor unioi hall on Grand street. - FARNUM WAS SICK. The , "Ben Hur" of the Spectacular Play Acted Under Difficulties. Few persons In the vast audieiup which witnessed the produstion of tho ponderous spectacle, "Ben Ilur'; a z Poli'sr theater, on, Tuesday night, -pelted even i for ; a. m.oment tlmt , t h hero of the play, William Farnum. who has scored a decided hit by hiss portrayal of the leading role of Bon llur, was suffering from a serious ill ness and was on the verge of collapse. They, knew not that this apparently strong, robust, powerful actor of fine physique and good -looks was enaetlm his part under; the greatest difficulty, that every act and move added to Li t sufferings f and that he was f beiiii treated by a ; physician during thi Farnum did his work nobly si,der tin? circumstances and it was only U: rough his great sti'ength - and. fornltabhi will that he was able to last through all of the six acts. " Mr Farnum was a very sick man. Dr Goodrich, who was called from th jiudience to treat him, told him after the play that he must rest for a few days at least if he wished to continue his acting during the remainder of th j season. He was suffering from an at tack of pleurisy. Mr Farnum decide 1 to follow the physician's advice and, yesterday morning left for New York. . He expects to regain his health in time to take part in the engagement in W orcester next week. The part of Ben Hur was played at the two performances yesterday by, Alphonz-Ethier, who enacted the rola of Messala in the two previous per formances. He was suffering from a severe cold and consequently his work was not as good as it is generally. me production or . Jtsen iiur ; was not such a grand success financially as it was expected to be. The at tendance on Monday and Tuesday nights was fine, but yesterday it fell far below expectations. More mo:ie:' would probably have been made if a fiat scale of $1.50 had been charged for;seats. Two dollars Is rather deep for such a production as "Ben Hur," which is chiefly spectacular. ' WANTS A REQUISITION. Hartford, April 21. State Attorney Lucas of New London county, has no tified Governor Chamberlain that he will apply to-morrow for a requisition on the governor of New York for the surrender of John Marx, the Colches ter murder suspect. Count J27 -Q TABLE c