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.VOL. XVII. NO. 128.
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
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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...'. . . ', :
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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
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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.
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Hughes, "If I Had You;" little Thorn
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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
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