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WATERBURY, CONN. WEDNESDAY. MAY 4, 1904 PRICE TWO CENTS. IT RUSSIANS CLAIM VICTORY - ALTHOUGH Say That Japanese Dead Far Outnumber Their Own, and That Only 8,000 Russians Were in the Battle, Against Thirty or Forty Thousand Japs No Further Developments at Port Arthur Since Battle of May 3. '.St Petersburg, May 4- The gloom Vhich prevailed here yesterday was almost completely dispelled this morn ing when the people read the story Of the glorious tight made by General Zassalitch's handful of rougli regi ments against the flower of the mi kado's legions at the Yalu and of . the utter defeat of Vice Admiral Togo a Fort Arthur , It 'is now plain that not more than 8,000 Russians were actually engaged in me ngntmg at tne xaiu against tne Japanese army, of a total strength of between 30,000 and 40,000. The losses on both sides, which are expected to reach 1,000 and possibly 1,200 in the Russian force and twice that number for, the Japanese, make it one of the bloodiest fights in history. At the river crossing the Japanese dead lie piled up literally in heaps and General , Kuroki's success was purchased at 'such a heavy cost that the Russians are disposed to regard it as rather a defeat than a victory for him. General Kuropatkin's dispatch shows that the Russians fought with such bulldog tenacity, and bravery of the enemy that the Iatter's nominal , victory was eclipsed by the prowess of the czar's soldiers. .General Kuropatkin's report also served to restore General Zassol itch to public faA-or. Those who . were dis- posed to criticize him; even at the headquarters of the general staff . where it is' considered that he' made a . tactical blunder; -now- say "that" he redeemed himself by his gallantry in ' action and 'the damage he inflicted upon' the enemy. -' r . ' ' are especially impressed with the des perate bayonet charge of the Eleventh .regiment. The mental picture of the regiment advancing against the enemy with bands and bugles blaring and the .priest with, cross aloft at the head ap pealed to the dramatic sense of the Russian, 'people as nothing else could. .The survivors of this heroic regiment which cut its way out declare that the .position was surrounded by more than -a thousand dead Japanese. . The. loss of the guns, which, accord- ins io tne Dest mrorruation obtainable, consisted of 22 field pieces and 8 'ma chine guns, is considered particularly unfortunate, even though they will be of no service to the enemy -on -account of the removal of their breech blocks: ; but- members of the general staff say that the science of war -offers' many instances where guns have been sacri ficed to allow, infantry ' to . retreat - in good order. . , The official reports were Issued too late for comment in this morning's pa- - pers. ' ' : '';' Port Arthur, May 4. There have "been-no developments since the attack on Port Arthur of May 3. During the bombardment the big guns of the Russian ships and batteries fired 2.500D shots, while the machine guns of the gunboat Giliak fired 3,0G( shots. ' ' - - .' . ' The Novi-Kral says it Iearng that th Russophobe NChinese, headed ' by Viceroy Yuan-Shi-Kai and General Ma, are carrying on an active anti-Russian campaign and that traveling orators are spreading false reports of the strength of the Japanese, and the mag nitude of their victories and are telling , malignant stories of Russian designs throughout the Chinese towns and vil lages, with the object of inciting the masses against Russia. . , St Petersburg. May 4, 2 :17 p. m. Since the emperor's removal to Tsarskoye-Selo, 'a new system has been in troduced ; of communicating official messages intended for publication to a special commission of military and naval censors. Formerly, all tele grams addressed direct to the emper - or. received at the winter palace were sent to Admiral Abaza, who deciphered them and forwarded them to a com mission sitting in the telegraph office. The censors read the messages caie fully, omitted a word or passage like ly to prove useful to the enemy, 'and then a duplicate was given out to the correspondents quartered in an adloin ing room. The only delay ai-ose from the censors i adjourning from '2 p., m. to 8 p, m. The present arrangement involves further delay. Messages have to come back from Tsarskoye-Selo after being deciphered. Those i-elatingi to the land operations go to the war min istry and those referring to the sea movements are taken to the marine ministry, which are respectively en trusted to give them out. Yesterday General Kuropatkin's , first telegram reached the war ministry at noon, but the official in charge had taken a train to Tsarskoye-Selo to report to the emperor and consequently the dis patch did not reach the public till night The emperor'has received addition al details of Sunday's fight on the Yalu river from General Kuropatkin, but, probably they will not .be given out till to-night. The general staff explains that the . Russian batteries at Kiu-Lien-Cheng a ndPotietinsky succeeded in withdraw- ' tnr f n n vrml riositlnn. w1ifnro tlipv poured a murderous fire on the Japan ese who were occupying the heights the Russians left. The Japanese at tacked at three points frontal at Kiu-IJen-Chen, on the flank at Chin-Gow, and on the other flank at Diatan-Gow, or Liatun-Gow, northeast and south east respectively of Kiu-Iden-Cheng. The losses were very severe on the flanks, which protected the retreat of the main body from Kiu-Lien-Cheng. The Eleventh regiment made a heroic stand 'at DIanfan-Gow, the Russian second position along . the heights, whence it wag impossible to remove the guns on account of the nature of the ground and the heavy mud. General Zassalitch's force is resting at Fong-Wang-CheDg. No renewal of the attack has been made. It is be- DHIVEM BACK. lieved that .General Kurkori is also resting on the river. '.'. Tokio, May 4. The Japanese author ities have received a report of the at tempt made on Monday night to block the entrance to the harbor at Port Ar thur. - The report gives no details, but some are expected shortly. It is re ported, however, that the attempt was successful. V THE ELKS RITUAL. Not Allowed at Grave at Burial of Bridgeport Member. Bridgeport, May 4- The first burial of a Catholic member of a secret organ ization, in which the committal service wa8 performed in conformity with the recent order of Bishop Tierney, which in effect forbids all organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus, - A. O. H., Elks, Eagles, Foresters and similar or ganizations, in which . Catholics are members, from holding their own ritu alistic service at the grave, took place here to-day at the funeral of John J. Clancy. A delegation of Elks attenoed the services at the church and after wards acted as an escort to the ceme tery. The Rev F. R. Sweeney, pastor of the church, informed the Elks of the bishop's order and suggested that they invite a priest to conduct the services at the grave. This was done and the ritualistic service of the Elks ' did not take place. Bishop Tierney's order is said to be agitating the members of the organization affected and a move is on foot to ask the bishop to revoke it. CABMEN'S UNION ACCEPTS THE TERMS San Francisco, May 4. The threat ened strike on the United Railways system in this city has been averted by the acceptance early to-day by the Carmen's union . of the terms of the company submitted through Mayor Schmitz. This action followed some weeks of negotiation. 1 The main point at issue, was the demand of the union that employes of the company snould in sixty days after . entering the ser vice become members of the union. It has been agreed by. the company to recognize the union and not to discrim inate against any of its members, and it is declared to. be satisfactory to the company if its employes "join the un ion. The company also agrees, in the event of the diseharee of any member, to notify the president of the union ex cept-when the dismissal is for a fail ure to register fares. ' ...,. BROTHER AND SISTER MURDERED AT BUFFALO Buffalo, May 4. A special dispatch from Angelica, N. Y.j says that early to-day the bodies of John Zangorder and his half sister, Mrs Farnham, who were a brother and a half sister to former Senator Zangorder of Angelica, were found in a room In their home at West Alden. They were murdered during the night. Mr Zangorder was shot through, the back while his half sister was stabbed to death with a sti letto, made from a file. A red hand kerchief was found outside the door. The p61ice are searching for the mur derer amonH the laborers engaged in work on the Shawmut railroad exten sion. ...'"',' - . "I-- DECISION ON THE TREATY OF 1815. New York May 4. A decision just handed down by the board of TJ. S. general appraisers holds that the "fa vored nation" in . the treaty of July 3, 1815, with Great Britain does not carry with it the benefits for 'jiritish goods of the reciprocity agreements with other countries. In this decision the board overrules a protest filed against the assessment of the full duty of $2.25 a gallon on spirituous liquors produced 1n Great Britain. The importers asserted that under the "favored nation" clause of the treaty these liquors should be du tiable att?1.75 a gallon, the rate impos ed under the reciprocity agreements with France, Italy, Germany and Portugal. - ANOTHER CONFERENCE AT NEW HAVEN New Haven, May 4. A conference, which the machinists claim was to be the last to be held with the officials of the New York, New Haven & Hart ford , railroad over the wage question before taking , definite action to force an issue, was begun In the office of A'ice-President Todd this afternoon.: About the same time a statement was I isued by the railroad stating that it " was having no difficulty in securing all the bollermakers that they wanted. It also stated that 155 boilermakers are now at work here while 102 is the number generally employed. POLICE COMMISSIONERS ASKED TO RESIGN New Orleans, May 4. Mayor Cap deville has asked the members of the board of police commissioners to re sign as a result of charges by Commis sioner John A. Woodville that the commissioners are "grafters" and are responsible for gambling houses and lottery shops. Riotous scenes attend ed the meeting of the board and on adjournment, Woodville was cheered and carried about by a crowd of his suporters. FROM SPOTTED FEVER. Meriden, May 4. Miss Catherine Marlney, aged 21 years, died from spotted fever at the, home of her uncle to-day. Miss Marlney is survived by her father and two brothers, who live in Waterbury- This is the first case of spotted fever which has been re ported from this city. AG AINST EUCHRE. Married Men of Bayonne Have Started a Home Preservation Club. .' i , New York, May 4. Twenty -one hus bands who reside in Bayonne, N. J., have met and organized the married men's anti-euchre and home preserva tion society. They declare it is high time their wives and other men's wives were cured of the progressive euchre habit and propose, to U3e all their efforts to establish such a cure. Several letters from other towns and cities weer read endorsing the move ment. , A gentleman of the name of Kicks, in accepting the presidency of the new society, said: "It is high time we asserted our manhood and made a determined ef fort to down this habit, which threat ens to wreck our homes. Many a night I have had to walk the floor with the baby until 2 or 3 o'clock waiting until my wife returned from a euchre party. It has got so that tne clubs meet every afternoon and even ing and are now talking about playing on Sunday." Other men spoke in a similar vein and resolved to curb the popularity of euchre by every mean3 in their power, '. , SEAMEN BROUGHT IN Some of the ShipwrecKed Crew of the Mariji. New York, May 4. The North Ger man Lloyd steamer Prinzess . Irene, which arrived here to-day from Genoa, Naples and Gibraltar, brought eight shipwrecked seamen from the, Aus trian barkentine Mariji, Captain Bar tolozzl, of Ragnsavecchia, which was abandoned in mid-ocean May 1. When sighted by the Prinzess Irene the Mariji was tossing about helplessly at the mercy of the waves, her hold near ly filled with water, her boats washed away and the eight men of her crew were huddled together on the roof of the after house. The barkentine was a hopeless wreck, and after the crew had been taken off toy a lifeboat from the steamer the doomed craft . was fired. It is not thought that this at tempt to remove the hulk was success ful, however, as the ; barkentine was practically waterlogged and the fire was burning very feebly when she was lost sight of by those on-the steamer. Captain Bartolzzi said , that his vessel, while bound from Aruba, Venenzuela, with a cargo of guano for Genoa, was dismasted in a gale nine days before she was sighted by the Prinzess Irene. So badly was she strained in the gale that the water poured into the hold faster than it could be removed by the pumps. After nine days of continuous work .at the pumps the crew became discouraged at times and tried to aban don their labors. The captain,, how ever, stood over them with a revolver, compelling them to continue. "With nine feet of water in the hold and no boats, the outlook was dreary enough. Although food . and water were ample for their necessities, the health of the men gave way under their desperate exertion. The cook was taken inland others became so exhausted that they were unable to work. Only four men were : fit for duty when the , steamer hove in sight. The Mariji was a bark entine of 3G0 tons burden and valued at $12,000. Her cargo was worth $20, 000.. FIRE TRAP HOTELS. Paper Read at Meeting of Hotel Men's Association To-Day. Denver, May 4. At the meeting ot the Rocky Mountain Hotel Men's as sociation to-day, John B. Iaughlin, a member of the executive board, read a paper on "Fire Trap Hotels." He said in part: "Statistics showing the wholesale (and too frequently unnecessary) loss o,f valuable lives from hotel conflagra tions in the past twenty-five years, are so appalling that they almost , stagger human credence. "We cannot, nay, must not, close our eyes to the fact that an immense pro portion of these horrible calamities are caused by gross negligence, with an al most utter disregard of even the ordi nary methods of proper protection to hdtel guests, aside from those which the laws afford, and should compel. "Fire trap hotels are not only a great nuisance to any community, but they are a distinct reflection upon the legiti mate, important and expensive hotel business itself, so that in the interest of this important industry as well, as of human life they should be per emptorily closed and permanently, or their owners compelled to comply with the laws in Tendering them as safe as it is possible to make them." THE POWELL CASE. State Expects to Rest Its Case Se on Self Defense Her Plea. , Dover, Del, May 4. Attorney Gen eral Ward expects to rest the states case against Mrs Mary A. Powell to day. There are only five more wit nesses 'to be called for the purpose of proving that the prisoner maliciously murdered Estelle Albin. What de fense will be offered by the attorneys for Mrs Powell is a subject of con jecture. From the cross-examination of the commonwealth's witnesses it is probable that self-defense will be the plea offered in extenuation for .Mrs Powell's confessed crime. , The usual large crowd of spectators was -present when court opened today-. . .. ' ' PILGRIM'S PROGRESS NEXT SPECTACULAR PLAY. London, May 4. Charles Frohman ha arranged for the dramatization of "Pilgrim's Progress," which will be produced next season in New York and London. There wj41 be nineteen scenes and over 200 persons in the cast. Mr Frohman says it will be one of the most elaborate spectacular plays ever .presented by him. DEAD AT SING SING. Sam Parlis Passed Away To-Day. New YorK Labor Leader Who Was So Promiment in Iron WorKers Affairs No Member of His Fam ily There. .Ossining, N. Y., May 4. Sam Parks, the New York labor leader, who was sent to Sing Sing prison some months ago after his conviction on a charge of extortion, died in the prison to-day. He had consumption at the time of his con viction and had failed rapidly since he was sent to Sing Sing. Dr Robert T. Irvine, the prison phy sician, visited Parks In the hospital at 9 o'clock last night. This was the last time he saw Parks alive. He was then barely conscious and was just able to recognize the doctor. Later he became unconscious and remained in that con dition until his death. Only the hos pital attendants and one or. two prison officials were at his bedside wrhen he expired. This is "one of the regular visiting days at the prison and Parks's wife was expected to arrive as usual -on th noon train. Ever since hls in carceration Mrs Parks has visited her husband as often as the rules of the prison permitted. Immediately after his death a telegram was sent to her informing her of the fact. : . Parks after his first conviction was brought to the prison on August 27 last. On securing a new trial he was released on bail on September 5. After his second conviction he was brought hack to the prison on November 6 to serve a term of two years and three months. He was at first put to work in the fire brush shop, but his condi tion soon became such that he1 was ad mitted to the hospital and was under treatment there to the time of his death. Sam Parks was prominent for years in labor circles, being a leader in Chi cago before coming to New York, and the loyalty to him of his associates was remarkable. He was walking del egate or business agent of the local Housesmiths' and Bridgemen'g union for several years and It was under his leadership that the big strike of Iron workers in New York last year was in augurated. That strike involved the national Ironworkers' organization and National President Buchanan finally announced himself as against Park' and the general strike throughout the country which the New York , leader sought to have ordered. The contest was carried to the annual convention of the union, where Parks won to the extent that he prevented the recogni tion of a rival local union which had the approval of both President Buch anan and the New York contractors. During last summer charges of extor tion were made against Parks and he was finally indicted, it being alleged that he had taken $500 from an em ployer on a promise to call off a strike. Other similar,; charges were made, but both times he was tried on the same case. ' - , .! 1 After returning from Sing Sing, the first verdict havinc been overtnrnfli hi a higher court, Pax-ks was one of the central figures in the Labor day pa rade last September. Wnen convicted the second time and sentenced to Sing Sing he announced that he had given up the fight for himself and for labor and wanted to die In peace. Tim McCarthy, one of Parks's asso ciates, was also convicted and sent to Sing Sing.on the charge of extortion; " HUNGRY AND SICK. Man Who Hadn't Eaten Anything" in Two .Days Told Story to Reporter "I haven't tasted a bite since yes terday morning, ain't got a penny to buy it and not lable to work if I had a chance," said a man this afternoon as he stood at the corner of Harrison ave nue and Exchange place. "The board of charities won't give me anything," he continued, wth , a sigh as if his heart were about to break,, "because the town physician says I'm not sick. All I know is that I'm not able to work and for that matter I'm not fit to be out of the house. I have lived in Wkterbury over twenty-two years and never troubled the town but once before and then only for a very short time. The town house Is the last place in the world a well man would think of goinff to and ' God knows - I never should think of applying for ad mission for treatment there if I could help it There is my case for you. What am I going to do? Steal some thing? If I do that they'll arrest me and send me to jail branded as a crim inal. Now I'm hungry, tired and sick, have no money and nobody to give it to me. What would you advise me to do?" he asked, looking piteonsly at a reporter. The scribe told him to go over to the office of the depai-tment of charities and ref use to leave until he got what he wanted. He didn't do it, though, but ambled off in another di rection, evidently thinking that there was no' use looking for a soft spot in the heart of the business men's admin istratibn. ; . CHAIRMAN WALSH IS AT HARTFORD Hartford, May 4. Homer Cummings and Chairman Walsh of the democratic state committee, opened headquarters at the Allyn house here to-day. Mr Cummings stated that Judge DeForest wrould attend the convention and would have a proxy. His claims to be tem porary chairman of the convention will be disputed on the ground that his proxy does not permit him to act as such. WEATHER T0HECAST Forecast for Connecticut: F.-iir to night and Thursday; light westerly winds. SENSATIONAL. The Charges Made by John A. Benson Against Fed eral OlRcers. New: York, May 4. At the prelimin ary hearing of John A. Benson, ,the wealthy California land owner, (be fore United States Commissioner Shields, Attorney Piatt for the defend ant has made serious charges ag'alnst federal officials. Mr Benson and Frederick A. Hyde of San Francisco are jointly indicted on two charges, that of. bribing federal officials in Washington and also for conspiracy In fraudulently obtaining titles to gov ernment lands In California and Ore gon. ; It is alleged that Benson paid money to Woodford A. Harlan, a fed eral .employe, to obtain government information. At la previous hearing before Com missioner Shields. Harlan swore that he wrote a letter to Benson In March, 1903, in which he (Harlan) offered for $4,000 in cash to show Mr Benson the result of the land agents' Investiga tions, or for $500 to read him the short hand notes of the inquiry. v When the hearing was resumed on the bribery , indictment, Attorney Piatt, representing the defendant, asked for an adjournment. , ' v "I want time to bring this man Har lan here," said the iawyer, "to show that at the time he swore he wrote that letter to Benson offering to make disclosures for $1,000 as he testified I want to show that at that very time the federal officials conducting the in vestigation had a photographic copy or that letter, and knew; .that it con tained no statement or promise of that characer and that when Harlan so teistified they knew It was perjury." ' Commissioner Shields . granted - Mr Piatt an adjournment until to-day. DIED IN AMBULANCE. Man Who Was Being TaKen to the Waterbury Hospital. Eugene Thompson, a native of Corea, Erie county, Pa, died last night "while 'being removed to the hospital. His healtn was poor for several weeks and his friends decided that he needed better treatment than he could 1 expect to receive in; a boarding house and he was on the road to the institution when he was taken with a sinking spell and never , rallied. The vehicle turned about and brought the body of the dead man back to Mulville's undertaking rooms. Mr Thompson had resided in Waterbury for several years and was a popular- member of the Bartenders' union, whose members will meet at 10 o'clock to-night to take action regard ing his deaths The sad news was com municated to his mother hy wire at the old homestead, but up to press hour nothing had been heard from her. Mr Thompson had a wide circle of friends about town and in the home of his boy hood who will regret- to i learn of his death. ; He was about 35 years of age and was possessed of a disposition that enabled him to look at the bright side of i life no matter how dark the outlook, so that while his health was poor. - e never worried - and managed to be cheerful i and . make those about him share some of his happiness to the eno. The funeral arrangements will ba an nounced later. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Well Known People Who Have Been Called Away. The funeral of Charles McCabe, who died in the rear of 188 Meadow street, was held from the undertaking parlors of Moriarty & Callahan yesterday, af ternoon. The funeral services were read by the Rev Father Gleeson. in terment was in Calvary cemetery, t The funeral of Katie Flynn took place' yesterday afternoon from the res idence of her uncle, James Flynn' of Pemberton street, with interment in Calvary cemetery. Tne floral tributes Included bouquets rrom tne jmssws a M. Allman, M. I Killoughy, E. E Scanlan and E. McKenna. The funeral of Michael Higgins took rvlacft this morninsr from his late resi riPTiffi on Scovill street with a mass of requiem at the Immaculate Concep tion church and interment in c jos onh'a rmfitfrrv Th bearers were Pat rick E. Pierce, Humphrey Gal vin, Dan iel Gal vin and Michael Penay. The funeral of Michael Dowling took place from the family residence on Baldwin street this morning, with a mass of requiem at St FrancisxXavier's church by iJ'ather Curtin and interment in new St Joseph's cemetery. Tne bearers were David Sheehy, John H, Condon, Michael Fitzgerald and Ed ward Shannahan. CO. G BOYS GITTIH THOSE AR DUDS READY From present indications the state armory on ruueiui vcuu crowded to the doors on the evening of Friday, May IS, when Company G of the local batamon or tne -. .r will present another of their popular hom iiar-fPs at the reauest of many of their friends who did not have a chance to attend the last one. t oniopHnr- n rlflte for the coming . (7.av..uC9 dance the committee took care tnat it would not clash with any otner Jocai entertainment and at the same time fixed the date far enougn aneaa so as to allow the young ladies a chance to .Anaro hpir costumes for the affair. There will be quite a few surprises in store for those who attend on that evening as there are a number of unique costumes being made for the occasion. : nnnmn T.nnchHn nvfr at mir c.ifv . V-" v - " - v hall attended the last barn dance and he never la ugnea so mucn since ne wnn rr W51 clin rW-nn Hn w'tli 1 Vu Y V.il O VA ' " " O . . boys. Special arrangements have Deen compietea so tnat tnere win De plenty of sweet cider ana iresh pump Vin nia rr Vi fluff Special prizes Will be offered by the committee to the most antique as well as amusing costume in the '"barn." Be sure and brunj your "nest gal ' on that night and a prize. MASTER BUILDERS THRO DOWN THE GAUMTLE' Will Not Sign the Carpenters and: Joiners Agreeine! Met Last Night and Passed Radical Resolution Agreements of Other Unions Will Not be Si&ned- Now Consider Themselves Free to Hire Whom Th Please. The strike situation looks serious to-, day. It was thought that the Master Builders' association and bricklayers would get together last night, but tnings didn't turn out that way. One of the bricklayers said to-day that they had tried three times to meet the com mittee representing the master build ers, but got no show to talk it over with them. They called upon x the bosses last night by invitation, but were Informed by Mr Qaff ney that the committee was not. prepared to. meet them. The bricklayers are . not on strike, but they are idle and cannot do anything until the hodcarriers get to work. "I'm satisfied," said one of the masons, "that the bosses don't care to settle this question. With the excep tion of being paid-on the job, something we were not very particular about any way, we asked nothing that we have not had for years. They made no ob jection to signing our contract last year and I see no reason why they balked at it this time unless they want ed to court trouble. I don't know what way things will terminate, but I have no hesitation In stating that it all rests with the bricklayers. If they stand pat with the hodcarriers and joiners we'll win. If not, the jig is up with the Joiners and hodcarriers. All ne gotiations are now off,, and unless 1 mistake my guess the bosses will make the, next move toward a settlement. We' have called upon them three times by Invitation and got turned: down, and now I don't see why it isn't up to them to show, a disposition to straighten out the snarl." ' - ''- The Master Builders' . association met last night and passed the following resolution: ooooooooo o o ooooooo o . "-h ' ' v" '-- . o o . Voted: That when this meet- o o ing adjourns it does so to meet o o two weeks from to-night and o o that no agreement shall be en- o o tered into with the Carpen- - o o ters' union or any other union o o by this association or any mem- o o ber of it which shall in any way , o 0 jeopardize ,the interests of "any o o workman who may return . to o o work in , the meantime. o o :'. ,: . " -. .. :-' -. -W o oio o o o .o o o o o o 6 o.o o o o o It is plain from this thatthe strike will last a couple of .weeks, if not more, for ' the bosses are stiff-necked and the men show no signs of yield Ing, Things were quiet all day among the carpenters and joiners and few of the others were about town. , The picket Work is being conducted with the greatest vigilance, so much so that it 5vould be out of the question for a man to drive, a nail, knock the corner off " a brick or put a ' hoe in a mortar tub without being detected. So far no- "body has attempted the feat, and it is not likely anyone will caro to try, espe lcally in,the mortar mixing business, for this particular branch of the busi ness Is being given special attention and he would be more than brave who would run, counter with the men on guard. No violence is looked for, but unless something unexpected happens the strike is bound to last long enougn to create a condition of things which will be a great loss to some people and no benefit to anybody. Nobody is but ting in and as a result the contending f orce are now so far apart that peace is not In sight at this time, though for all one can tell It may drop in upon us before morning. Suggestions don't ap pear to count for anything at this stage of the proceedings, but many., are ask ing why the bosses and the men can not agree to have all hands go to work pending an adjustment of the different disputed points.. It would be a god plan, . too, and the wise heads on both sides could not employ their time to better advantage than in working aolng these lines. v - ' Rumors of a slight skirmish at the new plant of the B. J. Manville Co on Dublin street floated Into the center this afternoon, but investigation showed that there was not much If anything at all -to it It was said that a few men were working there thig morning, but they could not be found this afternoon. The police had heard of no trouble and some of the men who are out when asked about the 2nd H A Glenwood Range Centre Table Extension Table Tapestry Carpets Couch Covers Mirrors Pictures Dressers Commodes Dining Chairs Chamber Sets Kitchen Table RocRers Chamber Chairs Zinc Stove Boards Soft Top Mattresses, 2 Parts, 2.80. Benson Fu rn i t u re Co. matter said that the men who were r. work there yesterday land this foif noon are bosses and that what th were doing amounted to nothing. IS KELLY AFRAID ;;.v;-v.V TO SPEAK OUT Isn't It time the seats were on t) green? What's the matter with j Kelly? Is he afraid to call for tl seats simpiy uecause it is a repuonca administration that is holding tin back? . CITY NEWS Tho Tijirtpndera' nninn will hnli! special meeting at 10 o'clock to-nigh The young ladies of St Thomas's p i ish will give a whist entertainment ; City hall Friday evening. The marriage of James Whitn Q Tirl .Tannia TVf TVall-ir Tvrlll tnl.a rU; to-morrow morning at 9:45 at ti church of the Immaculate Concepts 'The number of dogs registered tll afternoon was 1,033, a little over or tniru or tne DarKers m town, i thev flre ominor In and Town I If r Blair hopes to - be able - to get all t comply with the law without having x take action against anybody, ', The local delegates to the et; democratic convention are a bun- ? of mpn to-dsv. Romo nf thpm nr. m of town and the others are maki:; ready to attend the county caucus 1 Hartford to-morrow night. It seen, to be generally understood that H. Rlgney and D. B. Fitzpatrick v, ; represent Waterbury on the state a big effort to send W. E. Thorns i the national convention. In the case of Alaxandro Fillep. Larkin was the first witness this ternoon: Ills evidence was of a g a ssitant foreman of the press room i which' the accident happened, 1'j-r ? R. Alford. lift tAPStififfl tint it vna ! custom to work a few minutes at t; presses every once in a While so tl he could ascertain if any of them w Fillepponi's1 press, but he was (ert;u that fifteen minutes after the accidc. ne worKea it ana round no defect it. He had received no comnlain instructed how to run it before bei; put to work. Instead of working cording to instructions, Fillepponi us. his fingers in puttinsr the blanks on i i die. ' Four blanks, showing the opes ; tions of the machine, were introduce -1 tt xt. 1 j 1. I 1 Filleppohi's , fingers which had cut off. Mr Alford testified as an pert...'. . . ', : ; i I i ' A .1 .1 ! 4.4,, 1 'nMyvtf . 4-T 1 . held at the home of Mrs John Cooth 38 Dover street, last night. Many -her friends were present and spent pleasant evening. Among those wh L J II A. J J 1 1 . I j ' . A. 1 j 1. m. JJ.1l f . ' . Miss Mae Morgan, "Orange Bio soms;"'Miss Margaret Sweeney, "Dai of Old;" Miss Aiice Hughes, 'The. Ho! City;" Miss Bergen and Miss Ms Daly, "Tell Me, Dusky Maiden;" Mi Margaret Dunn, "That's How I Lov "V-vn ,",OTV1a,, "fTica Karlla Tlimn T ter From Iretend :"' little Miss Heir Dunn, "Mister Moon;" Miss Katharin Caroll Bergtn, "I ..want someone t Care For Me:' Misa Helen Itai "Melinda's Ragtime BaWf Geor? xjwju, . oomeDouy s waiting xKr Me. TITJ11J A ja II 1 j i T-rt - . . 4.UM4AUl W. 4 IVU' IT t Hughes, "If I Had You;" little Thorn , i 4 , , - - ' - - s I n . ' r auu. tuns uauvc uy mis vrt;Lji Jui and J. M. Mulville. 'Refreshments wer served by the hostess. : . LIEUTENANT JORDAN DEAD. VTUBUuigiuu, amy - tt. uieuieiiu.!; ; nommnTidpi' 1 .T. M' .TordAti. TT. R X who was on duty in the bmeau equipment, navy department, died r his residence in this city to-day nnMiniflTiia TTo wn c a nntivA nf Mnlri.o IO n si Misfit Carpets Don't fit the rooms or for some other reason on our hands. i ! PRICE'. BRING YOUR MEASURE. N Di! H