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VOL. XVII. NO. 129.
WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. AMOTHEE BIG BATTLE LOSS WAS VERY HEAVY Japs Driven Bad! After Losing 10,000 Russians Los 7,000 Men General KuropatKin Has Gone to the Front Again and Will Personally Inspect the Sit-uation. London, May 5. A djspatch to the Central News from St Petersburg says a rumor is current there that u second battle has been fought at Klu Lien-Cheng, in which the Russian loss was 7,000, the Japanese lo,ss 10,000 men and resulted in the Japanese be ing driven back in disorder. The dis patch adds that no confirmation of this report is obtainable. - St Petersburg, May 5 (1 p. m.) Gen eral Kuropatkin has gone to the front from Uao-Yang to inspect the situation personally. Troops are being hurried forward from the Liao-Yang and -u.uk-Uen line to a position near Feng-Wang-Cheng. ' All the Russian wounded have been , sent back toward Liao-Yang in order not to encumber the operations of the Russian army. It appears evident that General Kuropatkin is preparing to give battle to General Kuroki's army if circumstances warrant. Private re iwrts are to the effect that the fighting blood of the Russian soldiers is up and that they are thirsting for an oppor tunity to revenge the slaughter on the Yalu, but although the coinmander-in chief Is greatly chagrined at the mis carriage of his plans on the Yalu, there is no idea , here that he will act rashly on that account. His decision as to the extent of the opposition he will ' make at Feng-Wang-Chen depends upon the location and success of Japanese land ing In Manchuria. Descents or at tempted landings are now momentarily anticipated near New-Chwang and the head of Korea, bay. Occupying an in terior line and pursuing the taties of Napoleon, Kuropatkin's problem will be to prevent a junction of the enemy's forces. It is necessary for. him to await the development of the Japanese plans and ascertain the . direction, strength and. whence the other column fwiii come before deciding how to fignt his adversary in detail. It is believed nere that the Japanese plans for concerted action have been the entrance to Port Arthur Tuesday and a repetition of the attack on the Russian Gibraltar is momentarily ex pected. Vice-Admiral Togo's fleet was sighted off Port Arthur last night and. indeed, -unconfirmed rumors say he-ac-tacked at daylight this morning and that, fighting is now in progress there. At least the cutting off of Port Arthur, if not the fate of the fortress, depends in the opinion of the. general staff upon sGeneral Kuropatkin's preventing a juncture of the Japanese forces. It is understood, here that General Zassalitch has already been relieved of his command here for disobedience of orders and that his action is under in vestigation. In connection with the obstinate stand made by the Russians at the Yalu against instructions, and in face of an overwhelming superiority of men . and especially of guns, an interesting bit of history of, what occurred during the maneuvers near St Petersburg last i 4-,7 V,1V, 11nio hummer i ueuig icwuuicu, wuxwu ahuo- trates this trait, in General Zassalltch's character. He commanded an Infantry division and insisted on storming heights commanded by artillery and in the face of a fire which theoretical ly wiped out his . command. Ine judges were so disgusted that they , re warded the blunder with a zero mark against the general's name. Port Arthur, May 4, (Delayed in transmission). The enemy's ships -were visible cruising , on the horizon it his evening and a fresh attack is an-r ticipated. It has been ascertained that twelve fireships participated in the latest at tempt to block the entrance to the har bor. The wrecks of eight of these have been, definitely located; the posi tions of two others are not yet known; and the remaining two, un able to withstand the terrific fire of the Russian guns, turned back. The J. 1 AUAt.t-N average louuage or iue mcemnja ex ceeded 2,000 tons. They were the Shlbata, Korkura, Asago, Mikawa, To toml, Fudosan, Yedo, Nagato, Otaru, ' Sagami, Aikoku and Sakusa, the lat ter of 3.000 tons. Tliis dispatch it 1 will be noticed makes no mention of the blocking of the. harbor entrance, as reported in To klo. Earlier dispatches froeni Port Arthur expressly stated that the attack failed to close the channel. Seoul, Korea, Mb- 4 7 p. m. Ko rean officials admit that if the Japan ese are not victorious in their opera tions on the Yalu river the tonghaks (bandits) of northern Korea will rise In-open rebellion. Their leaders are now, it is said, awaiting any Japanese reverse. - . It is probable that the southern branch of the Tonghaks has already risen, as they are now troubling the , district officials, annoying the Japan ese workmen on the Seoul-Pusan rail way and endeavoring to intimidate the Korean coolies to stop work. Effective military occupation has Silenced the northern agitation and it probably will be necessary for the Japanese to take stringent measures to quiet southern It is rumored that Ki-Yung-Su, a former mayor of Seoul, who was be Meved to have been the fomentor of the peddler riots last March, has a theatrical plot, in the event that Rus Ula is victorious, to combine the tong haks and alleged Catholic converts md murder several French priests, Roping thereby to force the stationing !f French garrisons in the troubled Sistricts in order to complicate the situation. Port Arthur, May 5. -The Japanese Elsplayed desperate courage in their Hreship attack on the night of Tues Say. The ships as they approached irere divided Into three groups, all beading straight for the entrance of; the harbor. "While still far from he shore they ran on the Russian bines and they were under 4s, murder ous fire from the Russian batteries. Three torpedo boats followed the. fire-' ships to pick up the crews of the lat ter. When the first ship foundered the crew, clambered Hp the mast, cheering for the emperor of Japan as they went down. From the masthead of the second vessel, as she began to sink, her crew waved lanterns "to hi dicate Her course to those . astern. Their small boats, though soon riddled, did not raise the white flag. ' ; A Japanese sailor, who came ashore at El ectric Hill, when sum moned to surrender sprang forward with !a re volver in his hand ana died fighting. Another Japanese sailor who was pulled out of the water tried to throt tle himself with his necktie. ! One of the Russian rowboats which approached a sinking ship for the pur pose of saving her crew wlas met by small arm fire. The Russian sailors showed every consideration for the captured Japan ese, wrapping them up in their own coats and carrying them ashore. One of the rescued Japanese officers committed suicide by disemboweling himself, declaring he would rather die than go home in disgrace. St Petersburg, May 5. The Russian papers are rather sparing In their comment on the battle of KlUrLIen Cheng, evidently awaiting more com plete details, but what they say con tains no trace of discouragement. The Novoe Vremya says the days of patience announced by General Kuro patkin have now begun and declares that the Japanese difficulties will In crease as they . advance.- The paper believes the chief danger now is in the attitude of the Chinese and says: "Our diplomats must make Fekin realize the danger of Chinese viola tion of neutrality. Russia must win, but with heavier sacrifices a heavier price will be exacted from her foes." The Viedmosti remarks: "It is a Jap anese victory.- Do not let us seek for a scapegoat.; It is the fortune of war ; Glory to the dead and to the survivors of the. heroic fight ; against overwhelming odds. But the Japan ese probably would gladly exchange their dearly bought victory for a suc cessful bottling-up of Port Arthur." The Russky Invalid, the army organ, points to the fact that 5,000 Russians fought a rear-guard battle against 30, 000 at Schoengrabern. (Austria), in 1805,: and a century later 8,000 Rus sians fought 40,000 Japanese at the Yalu. . - , ;' ' - "The Russians," the Russky Invalid (adds, "are accustomed to lay d6wjv their lives when duty calls. ' ' The Jap anese paid too dearly for their victory. It will take them days to recover." The Novoe Vremya's expert says the report of Major General Kashtallnsky proves clearly that . the Russians should have withdrawn during the night of April 30, and adds: "Kashtallnsky foredoomed them to destruction. . It was a miracle of he roism and fortitude that they escaped after staying and inflicting such tre mendous losses on the enemy." General Kuroki probably has eight divisions available for an immediate advance. This force will be joined by General Oku's army when the latter is landed. The Japanese have every reason to follow the southern, road, where they will have the advantage of the co-operation of their ships., Th roads are , 'less difficult and mountain ous through the Feng-Wang-Cheng district, but the Japanese .must dis pose of the Russian force at Feng-Wang-Cheng before they can cut off Liao-Tung. ; A high officer of . the general staff, who does not believe the Japanese will make an immediate advance in Manchuria, said to the correspondent of the Associated Press: "They are too careful to commit such a blunder as to expose their flank to the . Russians stationed .at Feng-"Wang-Cheng. I think they will for tify their position at the Yalu and may land troops at Takushan and hold the seashore, .but in no case will they ad vance across the Liao-Tung, where they might be taken on either flank by General Kuropatkin from Liao Yang and General Stoessel from the south." i London, May 5. Further Inquiries show that a Japanese loan of $50,000, 000 will be issued next week. It will take the form of seven year 6 per cent bonds aend the issue price probably will ibe 63, the security being a first charge on the Japanese customs. The loan will be Issued simultaneously in New York and London, the only detail remaining to be determined being re garding the amount which shall be al lotted to each city. It is expected that London will get $35,000,000 and New York $15,000,000. M. Takahashi, the Japanese finan cial agent in London, says the money will not be sent to Japan but will be employed in paying the balance of trade. He adds that in his opinion no other loan will be required by Ja pan" before the conclusion of the war. St Petersburg, May 5. No further official news has been received regard ing the Russian losses, but General Kashtalinsky's estimate, 2,000 men, Is accepted as representing practically their full extent. It is generally be lieved that the Japanese lost between 3,000 and 4,000 men. This is based upon reports of eye witnesses. There has been absolutely no statement of the number of prisoners captured by the Japanese, but the general staff is inclined to admit that 300 men were captured, though the staff asserts that It has no actual means of knowing defi nitely liow many prisoners are in the hands of the Japanese. Not a single newspaper dispatch has yet been received beyond the several colorless telegrams from the Russian 4 D AYS A WEEK. Crompton Cotton Hills Has Made a Reduction in 'Time.;-; Providence, R. I., May 5. The Crompton Co to-day notified the 700 employes of Its cotton mills at Cromp ton that the plant would shut down to night for the remainder of the week. Hereafter the concern will be in oper ation but four days each week until an improvement occurs Jn the market for finished' goods. Other' concerns in southern New England have decided to curtail pro duction, Including the American Thread Co, , which has issued orders to run Its mills at Willlmantic, with the exception of the finishing department, five days a week. About 10)000 hands In this state and Conneccticut are now affected by the short time movement. BROKERS EXPELLED. Said to be Irregular in Manner of Doing Business. : New York, May 5.- The suspension of two Consolidated stock exchange firms, Longley, Hale & Co, of Boston and New York, and T. H. Leary & Co, was announced to-day. During the morning T. II. Leary and J. Frank Hale, exchange members of those two firms, were expelled from the Consoli dated exchange, on charges of irregu larities In transactions. This action followed a long session late yesterday of s. committee, which for nearly a year has been investigating the busi ness of. members of the Consolidated exchange. J. F. Hale was before this committee and last night he was ar rested on a charge of larceny of a customer's securities. Thomas E. Mar tin, the complainant, charged Hale with having stolen stocks and bonds valued at $7,500. However, President Randolph, of the Consolidated ex change', declared: to-day that the. expul sion of Hale wtaa on an entirely differ ent charge,4 but he did not make pub lic what his charge was. RUSSIA GETS ONE SUBMARINE-BOAT London, May 5.-r A parliamentary return Issued this morning giving the number of warships built and build ing of the seven strongest navies in the world, credits Russia with only one completed submarine boat. This is of 175 tons register and was launch ed in 1901. Russia Is credited, how ever, with fourteen others in course of construction, but a footnote points out that it is uncertain, whether all of these have actually been commenced. The United States'- com firs in battleships building, with thirteen, in cluding rne xaano ana Mississippi, in course of construction, followed by Great Britain with twelve. The latter is constructing seventeen armored cruisers against eleven for the United States, the third In order being Fronce.with nine armored cruis ers. FOREMAN HELD UP AT BRIDGEPORT. Bridgeport, May 5. Two foremen who are employed by the contractors in tearing down the old bridge across the Pequonnock river, reported to the police to-day that they were held up and assaulted last night while on their way from work. They were unable to identify their assailants". The police are inclined to the opinion that the af fair can be connected with the labor troubles. Yetserday the New Haven members of the Bridgemen's union are said to have protested against the. em ploying of non-union hejp in tearing down the bridge. The contractor, how ever, took the position that he was not violating any union j agreement, as It did not require experienced men to -o the work. . . . FELL INTO- BOILING: METAL. ; Chicago, May 5. Making a misstep while walking on the edge of a vast cauldron of boiling metal, Heiney An derson, an employe of the Illinois Steel Co, clung for life to the ' edge to-day while both feet were burned off. Then his strength gone, he slipped. with a shriek into the seething mass below. In a few minutes his body wag con sumed. headquarters at Liao-Yang, which sim ply repeat the official news. A correspondent of the Novosti who Tva& at the front was killed. London, May 5. A' dispatch to the Central News, dated at Seoul Tuesday, says: 1 ' "Heavy cannonading was heard off Gensan (on the coast of Korea) Mon day and this morning. It is supposed that Rear Admiral Uri's fleet has suc ceeded in engaging the Russian Vladivostok squadron." A rumor to the effect that the Japanese had succeeded in bringing the Russian Vladivostok squadron (of four cruisers) to battle, off Vladivos tok was circulated in Paris yesterday but up to this morning no confirma tion had been obtair.'id. Evidently the above dispatch refers to the same rumor. i Chefoo, May 5. Chinese junks which have arrived here report that a fleet of forty Japanese ships and transports was off "Wei Hai Wei, Tuesday, steam ing northward. London, May 5. A Tokio dispatch to the Central News states that after the steamers had been sunk at the entrance to Port Artmir harbor, the Japanese fleet bombarded the forts and town on May 3. The bombardment was Con tinued on the morning of May 4. St Petersburg, May 5, 2:16 p. m. There are persistent rumors here of a naval engagement between the Vladi vostok and Vice Admiral Kamimura's squadrons, but no confirmation of the reports had been received her up to 1 o'clock this afternoon. The admir alty says no further news has been re eel red here from Port Arthur, CASHIER'S MISDEEDS Cause for Closing Banlf Doors. Indictment Found Against Him To-Day Ten Sep erate Counts The Short age Was One Hundred and Ninety Thousand Dollars. , Manchester, N. II., May 5. An in dictment in ten counts was reported by the grand Jury to-day against John P. Goggin, former treasurer of the Nashua Trust Co, for alleged embezzle ment of the funds of the institutions false entries! and false - statements to the bank commissioners. ( As the result of the alleged misdeeds of Goggins the trust company closed its doors Janu ary 25, announcing a total shortage of $190,000. Goggins was arrested, charged with embezzlement, on January 25, the day that the bank was closed by the sav ings bank commissioners. After, five weeks of liberty, on bonds, Goggin was again arrested charged with having falsified the books of the bank to cover up a shortage of $78,433. The Indict' ment found against him Includes five counts for embezzlement, one for mis application of funds, two for false en tries, one for misapplication of credits ani one for making false statements with intent to deceive the bank com missioners. The bank has not. been reopened, although efforts to reorgan ize the institution and place it on a stable basis have been in progress for three months. It had deposits of $1, v.00,000. FIRST BIG EVENT. Metropolitan Handicap at Morris FarK This Afternoon. New York, May 5. The first big event of the racing season in the east came to-day with the running of the Metropolitan handicap at Morris Park, on the grounds of the Westchester Rac ing association. Beautiful weather, a good card of starters and reports that the course . wa in fine condition, . all gave promise of a record crowd. Early in the day It was estimated that no less than 50,000 people would be in the grand stands and crowded about the course when the horses were sent away soon after 4 o'clock. The Metropolitan handicap field of to-day distinctly lacks class and quali ty. It is a big field, but there are not more than four really known , high class horses in it. Irish Lad stands out with Beldame, Stalwart, Pulsus and Highball next in order of excel' lence. ; ' : Last year William C. Whitney's mare Gunnre scored a brilliant vic tory This year Harry Payne Whit ney's Irish Lad, racing in the name and colors of his partner, Herman B. Dnryea, will go to the post a favorite in the great event. 1 ' V It was the uncertainty surrounding the newcomers w-hich gave the real in terest to the event. While the talent picked Irish Lad winner of last year's Brooklyn handicap, several others found strong backing. Highball ranked well up among the dangerous contest ants, and Pulsus, a 3-year-old, who will carry only 100 pounds of weight, had strong support. Another favorite with many followers was ,, Mamie Worth, and Lux Casta, who was reported to be in better shape than ever before In her life, carried the hopes of many turf fol lowers. CAUSE OF HALE'S ARREST An Effort Made to Force a Settlement of Money Claims. ; Boston, May 5. 'With reference to the arrest of J. Frank Hale, a Boston broker In New York yesterday for the alleged larceny of bouds and certifi cates of stock from, Thomas JD. Mar tin, T. H. Whitney, assistant manager of Longlay, Hale & Co, Mr Hale's firm, said to-day that the whole affair was in connection with a matter of business. Mr Whitney said.: f 'The securities in question were held on a margin account. There was a dispute as to the balance due and the arrest has been made to force n settlement. The sum involved is insguificant." . Arthur Longley, senior member of the firm, went to New; York to-day in connection with the case. FORMER PRIZEFIGHTER ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING New York, May S.-Tohn Comstock was fatally shot early to-day In a sa loon on Seventh avenue, and William Donlon, 20 years old, a bartender. Is under arrest charged with the crime. The police have also arrested "Con" McVey, a former prize ; fighter, and Nona Mack, 22 yeaTS old, in connection with the case. It is alleged that the shooting fol lowed a quarrel between Comstock and Donlon over the Mack woman? FriKht Killed Potter. NEW YORK, May 5 William C. Potter of West Grove, white driving a wagon in Asbury Park, was stricken with heart failure and died. For two blocks the horses continued on their way, with the reins clutched in the hands of the lifeless driver. While crossing the railroad tracks at First avenue, it i3 said, the wagon just miss ed being struck by a passing train, and it is thought the shock caused by W narrow escape killed the man. WEATHEB FORECAST , Forecast for Connecticut: Fair and somewhat cooler to-night and Friday; fresh west to northwest winds. KNAPPST0SUE. Do Not Lille the Statements Made by the Rev. Mr. Scott. A rumor . from a source most reli able had it this afternoon that George Knapp, proprietor of the saloon at the entrance to the Driving park, has consulted counsel with a view to bringing suit against the Rev Henry Scott in consequence of statements made by him to the board of safety Thursday afternoon. Knapp, it seems is married, and when, his wife read Mr Scott's statement in tbe pa pers Wednesday evening she was greatly shocked and ashamed to meet her friends. Mr, Scott stated to the board that one of his reasons for re monstrating against baseball being played at the park Sundays was ow ing to the saloon at the entrance to the park being used not only for il legal purposes but for immoral pur poses as well. When Mrs Knapp read this she cried and spent the evening in tears. 1 There is said to be an obstacle in the way to bringing suit. One lawyer fcaid the statement made by Mr Scott was made tinder circumstances which would probably make it a privileged statement. He was addressing a municipal body on a matter in which it seems a large' number of people were interested. ,Ke did not makthe statement on hi3 own responsibility. He said he made it merely because ho believed it to contain what was true. However, the matter will be decided to-morrow. Knapp is very much worked up by the statement, and Mrs Knapp, It is said has not left her home since Wednesday on account of it, being ashamed to meet her ac quaintances and friends. BLOW THE FIRE GONG. Waterbury People Hiss it and Want Old System Continued. 'Almost every person you meet is finding fault about the discontinuance of the blowing of the fire gong at 9 o'clock and hop the practice will be resumed again. They claimed that it put visitors in mind that it was about time to prepare for the homeward trip, was the signal that prompted young sters of their parents' warning not to be out after 9, and had something to do with getting folks out of the center at an early hour. If people feel ag grieved oyer , this matter to the extent they claim they should bring their case to the attention of the board of safety, or perhaps the end could be accom plished by a request to the trolley com pany to blow that whistle as usual for the accommodation of the people with out reference to fire matters. It would be a proper subject to bring before the aldermen, who, no doubt, would refer it to the whistling committee, the gentlemen . who succeeded In get ting some of the shops to malce a lit tle noise at a quarter to 7 In the morn ing and fifteen minutes f 1 in the af ternoon. . i MRS. POWELL'S CASE. Defense Will Try to Prove Eztenaiat ing Circumstances. Dover, .Del, May 5. More than or dinary interest was displayed to-day in the trial of Mrs Mary A. Powell for the murder of Estelle Albin, when it became known that the prisoner would take the stand in her own defense. The state rested Its case soon after the opening of court and the accused wo man's counsel began the presentation of evidence. The defense Intimates that not half the story of the act which caused Mrs Powell to commit murder has been re lated by the commonwealth's witness es. Much of Mrs Powell's defense will depend on the final address of her law yers to the Jury. . Not many witnesses will -be called for the defense. The crime Is admitted and the efforts, of the lawyers will be to prove the extenuating circumstances. DE FOREST ENDORSED. No Objection Made to Him at the ; Committee Meeting. Hartford, May 5. When the demo cratic state central committee was called to order at 2:30 this afternoon, after the roll had been called a motion was passed that the committee go into executive session. The first business done "was the endorsement of Judge De Forest as temporary chairman of the convention. The vote was unani mous.; Just before the meeting Mr Phillips announced that he did not in tend to offer any objections to Mr De Forest, notwithstanding reports to the contrary. PROFESSOR PRAISES THE PRESIDENT Chicago, May 5. President Roose velt has been praised by James H.' Henderson, president of Morris Brown college, Atlanta, Ga. Addressing the conference of the African Methodist church at Quinn chapel, he said: "We admire the stand which our president has taken toward us, and if he has the moral courage to continue in the course whdeh he has adopted he will hold ia place in the hearts of the ne gro along with that of Abraham Lin coln." ' '-: '.',; ; ' President Henderson's view1 of th race problem was: : . "By education alone end not toy ironing out the kinks and the use of bleaching powder can the negro viae to the standard of the white man." INGOMAR ARRIVES. London, May 5. The racing schoon er yacht Ingomar (owned by Commo dore Morton F. Plant of the Larch mont Yacht club) arrived off the Lizard at 9:15 a. m. The Ingomar, which .fer sailed by Captain Charles Barr, captain of the Reliance during the America's cup races last year, will take part in F5?.ftas in British and German water Cds year. A FEW WORKERS ARE . r DOINGr BUSINESS TO-DM. Some Activity Shown Around Buildings in Course of Construction Nearly 100 Carpenters Have Left Town No Complete Settlement of the StriHe Looll ed for Until After Next Meeting of Master Builders. The strike is still on" and there is not much likelihood of a settlement until after the next meeting of the Master Builders' association, a couple of weeks hence, when it is understood outside workmen will be brought In from other uwns if the chasm is not bridged by that time between the bosses and tueir employes. ' While the statement is not official, still it comes from a very reli able source, it was said to-day that if things do not right themselves during the two weeks both sides have to think it Over, the contractors will set about dong work with help no matter where they find it, and it is hinted that a move in that direction has been made already. But things are getting to look a little better. Were it not that help ers could not be found it is probable that carpenters would be at work on the factory of the E. J. Manville -la-chine Co's plant, the contractor com plying with the conditions, so that there are signs of peace there asL well as Indications of, war. , ' About forty carpenters left Water bury to-day and more are getting ready to shake the sand of the town off their feet. The families of some are planning a trip to Canada for the summer, thus leaving the men folks a loose leg and putting them in a posi tion to look up employment at less In convenience than they could do if they continued to keep house here under the present conditions. There are no signs of weakening among the carpenters and joiners. .The bricklayers are between the devil, and the deep sea. They are not on strike, but if they turn a hand with non-union help they are sure to draw upon themselves the condemnation ol organized bodies; but even at that risk many of them are working and some of them claim that they don't intend to stop if they have to do their own clerk ing. John Gaffney said to-day that something like sixteen bricklayers ana masons were ready to work this morn ing, but owing to fear ', of personal In jury the common laborers who wei-e to attend them didn't show up, but after they learned that they would be protected they took a different view Of the matter and pitched in. One man got into trouble at the Manville fac tory, the details of which can' be found in the report of the doings of the police court. The story , of the .arrest spread like wildfire and attracted many to the scene, but no further disorder occurred, but as a precautionary measure offi cers are within easy Yiew of the men on the Job, , The hodcarriers are a very import ant factor in this skirmish and they know it. It Is difficult to fill their places because everybody who works at it belongs to the union. , It is not much of a trick to mix mortar, but it requires a lot of practice to' go up and down a ladder and step from one place to another upon planks with any measure of safety. The organization is composed of about 200 Italians and five Irishmen and , one colored . man. An effort is being made to interest Lithuanians In the business, but they don't seem to take hold just right, though the bosses say they will aver age up fair when they become accus tomed to it. Very little Information of a reliable nature can be obtained regarding the plans of the hodcarriers, but from all accounts they are a unit on the strike question and are main taining a close watch upon the differ ent buildings In course of construction about town. Notwithstanding this some new hands are appearing on dif ferent Jobs and signs of activity are visible in places where silence reigned since the men quit Saturday. - The local union of carpenters and joiners has reached an agreement with the Torrington Building Co in regard to the work that this company is doing in this city. The union will allow its men to work on the buildings , which the Torrington company has contracts to erect on condition that rio non-union bricklayers, masons, hodcarriers or any other non-union help Is employed at the work. In pursuance of this agree ment four or five carpenters started to work at the new factory which is being erected at the corner of East Main anc. Dublin streets for the E. J. Manville Machine Co this morning, but they quit work Immediately when some non Glenwood Range Centre Table Extension Table Tapestry Carpets Couch Covers Mirrors , Pictures Dressers Commodes Dining Chairs Chamber Sets Kitchen Table Roctters Chamber Chairs Zinc Stove Boards 2 n d SoftTop Mattresses, 2 Parts, $2.80. Benson Furniture Co. union hodcarriers and laborers went t s work at the plant. Forty carpenters left town to-da j twenty-five yesterday and a few t! day beforeso that the number of car penters .who hiy;e already left ton must be near eighty or ninety. If n strike lasts very long Agent Smith the. Carpenters' union says that near; all the men will be working out town. The bluebirds and robins L- scarcely ceased their matin songs ti day when a strike occurred in Grey stone by four employes of the south ern New England Telephone Co. H ; men were digging post holes and wp paid $1.50 a day. They thougnt tx were entitled to twenty cents . m and told their foreman so. lie d agreed with them and Informed the he could get ail the men he wanted r the . pay they were getting. On tl point the men differed with the fo man so that in their differences the were even. But they failed to cor to an agreeable conclusion on t'. wage question, whereupon the tot-. quit work. The foreman then ' out to prove what he said and in ' short time he had four Italians n i work. The strikers say the men p. striking hodcarriers and that it woi;M be a nice thing if they took the j; they had left. If they do they wi!! profit by it, for the hodcarriers wen paid $2 a day. republicans will clash Again to-night- The 'delegates elected at the repsi lican caucuses held last week wilt meet in convention this evening at o'clock In the aldermen's room, to eh delegates to the state convention ai : formulate a town committee. Jud? Pwasley is secretary of the town com mittee and there is said to be a stror; ; movement to oust him and his file from office. The Judge and his Ik ; . friend, "Ben Kelsey, are looked ui as the disturbing element in the pari. They won in .the small wards at t! caucuses; the third and fourth waru and there is every probability that 1!h; will go down this evening, which is In dicative of a big row. BALDWIN STREET : TROLLEY LINE STARTED Operations were commence! oil iiv Baldwin street volley, lina this after noon, . the starting point being ma.! at the Junction of Cole and Ea3t Mai;! street By a gang of men under the di rection of Mr Stark. All aboard ft r I'earl lakes and way stations. . CITY NEWS The members of the Gold and Bh; whist club of St Mary's Alumni asso ciation will meet this evening at 8:3 . and it Is expected that' every member will attend. Superintendent .Doran of the depart ment of charities said this afternoon that thtre was noth';i new to repo. in the matter of charities in Watrr-. bury, lhe callers, h snld, ai'e nnc above the usual number and no deserv ing applicant, so far as he knew, ev had been turned away, and he hopi 7 there never would d. ( James Whitney and Miss Jenn! : McNally were married this morning at the Immaculate Conception, chur h by the Rev Father O'Brien. Jam O'Reilly was best man and Mif Katherine Fleming was maid of honor., The bride wore a gown of . crofun crepe de chine and a picture hat. TL ? maid of honor wore a gown of pal blue nun's veiling and a picture ha Both carried bridal roses, Citv hall will undoubtedly Ibe crowd ed to , the doors to-night whosi the drama, "Pontla, the Daughter of Pilate," will be presented by v Patrick's parish. The drama h-vi been in contemplation for sever.; ' weeks, ; and. all those taking part ari thoroughly drilled and well up In theW parts. 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