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VOL. XVII. NO. 139.
iWATERBURY, CONN. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. RUSSIAN SOLDIERS COM- TINUE TO FALL BAC KuropatKin Has His Plans Laid for Future WorK Will Not MaHe Any Advance Until June and Per haps Not Till AugustAdmiral SKrydloff Will Not RisK Squadrons Until Baltic Fleet Reaches Pacific. St Petersburg, May 17 (1:50 p. m.) The probability that there will be no further communication with Port Ar thur, thus preventing Vice Admiral Skrydloff, who passed through lrkut, Siberia, May 14, from assuming com mand of the Russian squadron there, has led to the suggestion that Skrytl loff return from the far east and hoist his flag as commander of the Baltic squadron, which is destined for the far a.st. Vice Admiral Rojestvensky, who has been gazetted, to command the lat ter. Is a Junior of Vice-Admiral Skryd loff and would be ordered to report to him as commander-in-chief. Whatever Skrydloff's future plans may be, the admiralty says he will certainly pro ceed to -Vladivostok and inspect , the nquadron there. The report that Vladivostok is blockaded is denied at the admiralty. ' Telegrams received from Rear-Admiral Jesson do not refer to the presence of a single Japanese ship. It is said that the Russians would not have the slightest objection to a blockade of Vladivostok, since it would tie up a Japanese squadron without causing inconvenience, it being Admiral Skrydloff's plan not to risk either of the Russian squadrons until the Baltic squadron reaches the , Pa cific. V No official dispatches were given out mis morning on account or iu ueiaj occasioned by the emperor's journey. His majesty arrived at KhaiKoff this morning, whither all dispatches have been transmitted. A special force of operators' has been detailed for this purpose. ' " - . In tlte absence of advices the general staff is continuing its speculation based on the latest reports of the appearance of considerable bodies of the enemy in the northwest section of Manchvuia. The opinion prevails that this Is an in dication of the intention of the Japan ese to make an attempt to stop Gen eral Kuropatkin's retreat northward while the main Japanese force is hurled, niratnct T.4on Viiiio anrl fii1r1an If ' la' believed bere that the Japanese , gen erals must appreciate that they would, lose the fruits of their achievement if .Kuropatkin retired unmolested to Har bin and there awaited reinforcements, leaving the invaders to hold the coun try, and thereby losing men by disease. The Japanese course would have good prospects of success if. they had suf ficient: strength, but the authorities here are convinced that the enemy, is too weak to carry it out. As further showing that Kuropatkin never had any Intention to attempt, to stop the railroad engineer who has just arrived here from the far east was quoted to day as saying that when he talked with the commander-in-chief in February' the latter wanted an additional line built, in the rear of the Manchurian army, so as to enable It to fall back and subsequently advance. ; the engineer added: "Kuropatkl" paid he hoped to advance at the end of June. or in case the rains interfered, at the end of August. I pointed out that he had better go slow and make n survey, to which Kuropatkin re plied : o " 'Build immediately. There Is nc Time lor a buivc.v. uuuci ivie iur terrltorv. will be in the enemy'. hands.'" 1 ' Mukden, Monday, May 16. The fighting line is steadily Hearing Muk den, where Viceroy Alex iefTs head- iuai trio niiii icuiotu. xjj iiic iciiauiu Information can be obtained by ai the newspaper correspondents, who-1 .ara forbidden to proceed to the scene of operations, and official Information is withheld until advices are sent to St Petersburg. It is-now known, bow ever, that' the Japanese are almost within striking distance of the Rus sia ns. and that the forces protecting Liao-Yang are ' stretching eastward from the railroad along the Mao-Tien mountain range. , The Japanese are advancing In tnree eolumn and are now north, of Shi Yen and Feng-Wang-Cheng. Two col umns are reported to be working fur ther to the northward with the object of turning the Russian position and advancing upon Mukden. Numerous small engagements have been fought, but no decisive actiou has taken place"! Port Arthur is now copiL pletely isolated by the Japanese expe dition at Polandien. The Japanese are now operating in n rugged country, well suited to the Russian defense; but north' of Liae- Yang to Mukden the country is a flat plain, intersected by rivers. The weatner recently has. been hot and dry, but. the rain which has fallen in the past two days has made the roads almost impassable for vehicles, and when the rainy season begins, at the end of June, thisjjlain will be convert ed, into a morass. This condition will Ron of operations. , A significant feature of the situation Is the demeanor of the Chinese popu lation, which may be said to be a ba rometer of the military weather."' A close observer of the expressions . and general attitude of the Chinese can tell how the fighting a hundred miles away is turning. iuey nave rapid una uiys terlous channel of information through which the result of the battle at .Feng- - vv ang-tjneng spreaa ana couia oe sus pected from the outward manner of the Chinese before the Russians made it known here. The cutting off of Port Arthur is another lustance in point. The newspaper correspondents are most courteously treated by Colonel Poestlch. the officer whom Viceroy Alexieff appointed to attend them, but tliey are chafing under the restrictions Imposed here, which prevent them from seeing anything of the fighting. General Kuropatkin is evidently un willing that the foreign correspondents shall witness the present phase of op erations, though he may accept them in the Indefinite future, when the Rus sians are able to make a sweeping advance. New Chwaug,"May 16, . night. In confirmation of recent Associated Press dispatches, the Russian evacua tion of this ciy has been completed. Nothing remains but the destruction of the gunboat Slvouch, which it is expected! will take place early in the morning. The Russian troops m'arch ed out i perfect order-, General Kon dratsvltch leaving with the last' regi ment, ... , .. . . .' ' -' , The Associated Press correspondent has received ' exclusive -Information from the highest Russian authority that the Japanese advance will be re sisted at Hai Cheng, whence the Rus sian forces will fall back upon Liao Yang, where they, win make a deter mined stand, with a fighting, strength there available of 70,000 men. If defeated, no gtop will be made at Mukden, but be retirement will be continued to Thiellng, a town at the head of navigation for native craft on the Lioa river, 200 miles north of New Chwang. At the same time the Cossack reglment8 will be em ployed in the rear of 'the Japanese army of the Yalu, harassing the troops and interfering with its com munications. It is not believed that the Japanese will move into, the in terior until' they have thoroughly es tablished their; base here, repeating their movement at Chinwair fl The Russians admit the advance of -the Japanese army to a point within fifteen mlles of Hai Cheng, many of their wounded entering there. ' Antung, May 10, via Seoul, May 16. The concentration of the Russian forces at Liao Yang will make that place the first line of defense, and the first great battle "' probably will ; be fought there. No important aggressive action by this army Is expected in the near future. Since the Russian fleet at Port Arthur has been bottled up, the Japanese find it possible to safely use1 this port as a base and abandon most of the land transportation through Korea, using the regular army transport-equipment for4 conveying munitions : from ' Antung to the ' front. The Ch.nese do not object to Japanese occupation ' because the new comers give employment to thousands at good wages and furnish a market for pro visions at Inflated prices. Many Jap anese shopkeepers already are estab lished here. The river has- .not yet been opened to foreign commerce. The .correspondentg who remain at headquarters visited the Russian wounded, who , expressed satisfaction at their treatment.' Their only com plaint concerning provisions was. that they received no. bread, the Japanese army not being' provided with, stores of that kind. Toklo, May 17 (10:30 a. m.) Ad miral Kataoki reports that on the 15th the operation of removing the mines in Kerr.bay was continued by the tor pedoboats under, protection of , a bom bardment by the fleet. There is no change In the enemy's defense except the addition of two or three field guns to their position, which ; had the effect of interrupting the work of clearing the bay of the mines. Nevertheless the Japanese destroyed eight mines, but there are many more left and the work of destroying them will be con tinued. ; Liao Yang, May 16, (Delayed in transmission.) A Chinese official as serted to-day in, a speech at a dinner given in his honor. 'and in that of the other celestial, officials by the';; mili tary authorities of, Liao Y"ang that Ja pan wants an alliance with China in order, to use her. The official fur ther declared that the Chinese consid ered it their duty to preserve good re lations with Russia, Whose frontier adjoined China's. He added: ; .. ,' "An -alliance between China and Japan would be fatal. Japan made war on lis once and Russia's interven tion caused her to leave us in peace. An alliance now would enable her to use us and then again attack us." In hunting for. Chinese bandits the Cossacks burned the village of Shoh taidza: The military authorities have now organized a subscription for the relief, of the villagers.- who will ibe given "employment on the railroad. A detachment of Russian troops re cently crept upon the rear of the Jap anese advance on the road from. Feng Wang Cheng to Liao Yang, causing, the enemy to fall back slightly. MANY MANUFACTURERS IN SESSION TO-DAY Pittsburg, May 17. Nearly 700 del egates were In their Seat when the ninth annual convention of the Na tional Association of Manufacturers was called to order to-day by Chair man I). C. Ripley of the local com mittee on reception. Following, the invocation- by Rev Dr S. Edward Young, City Solicitor William B. Rog ers tendered the f reedom of the city to the delegates. Adjutant General Thomas A. Stewart then welcomed them to the state and Congressman J. W. Brown received them on behalf of the chamber of commerce. MARX IN COURT HELD FOR TRIAL Norwich, May 17. Persons who were, indicted by the grand jury last week were put to plea before the su perior court to-day. The chief figure was Oershon Marx, the aged farmer, charged with the murder of his farm hand. Carl Redecki, at Colcester, on March He pleaded not guilty ana was held' for the September term of the court. Others who were bound over were Dr W. R. Avis of (Jroton, charged with malpractice, and four Italians, charged with the murder of JJiovanl Manghl.N PEPPER LOSES. Judge BarUer Decides Against (Receiver-Famous Gas Case Boston Mayj 17. Judge Barker of the supreme court to-day announced a decision Adverse to Receiver George W, Pepper of the Bay State .Gas Co of Delaware In hia action for the nulliri cation of the sale of the Boston Gas Co's in connection with a plan, to merge them into a new combination. The decision dismisses the bill of Re ceiver Pepper,, which alleged that the sale was accomplished by fraud and conspiracy. The casewhich came be fore the court in March, consumed sev eral weeks and much sensational evi dence was given. At the conclusion of arguments by famous counsel Judge Barker reserved decision. It is under stood that the case will be carried to a higher court. In his decision Justice Barker, who found for the defense in every point, says there was no evidence of any fraudulent action or lack of faithful ness on the part of the Mercantile Trust Co of New York nor upon the part of Henry H. Rogers. This consti tuted the chief contention of Attorney Sherman L. Whipple, who was counsel for Recever Pepper. The court also exonerated in every way the firm of Kidder, Pea body & Co., The financial interests involved, the prominence of the men brought iuto the proceedings and the seriousness of the charges made during the hearing caused the case to be ranked as one of the most important ever brought be fore Massachusetts courts. The de fendants to the action included the Mercantile Trust Co of New York and Kidder, Peabody & Co of Boston, who were financial agents in connection with the merger and Hem-y H. Rogers of New .York, trustee of tlfe Bay State Gas Co of Delaware. Receiver George D. Halleck of the Bay State Gas Co Si New Jersey and the Massachusetts Gas Companies, the corporation into which the Boston companies were merged, al.so were party defendants to the suit. Mr Rogers and Thomas "W, Lawson of Boston were among the prominent wit nesses in the case, their testimony con ceiving transactions involving millions being -very sensational. ' -1 STANLEY BURIED. Remains of the Great African Ex plorer Laid at Rest. London, May 17. The remains of. Sir Henry M. Stanley, (who died May 10), were buried to-day in the quaint churchyard of the Old Surrey village of Pirbright, Prior to the burial the British nation and the United States, in the persons of Ambassador Choate and Consul General Evans, paid hon or to the departed : African explorer with an impressive funeral service held in Westminster abbey. "Bula Matftil," meaning "the rock breatrerT :as the coffin plate testified Stanley wag known by the African natives, was taken in an open hearse to the abbey. 'The route was lined by crowds of people. , The pall bearers included a grandson of Livingstone, Arthur Mountenay Jephson, Stanley's former lieutenant, and .the Duke of Abereorn. Lady Stanley headed the procession -of mourners that passed through the cloisters. , "With her was young Denzil Stanley, the deceased's adopted son, ana Livingstone's daugh ter. As the coffin was' borne past the tomb of Livingstone within the abbey the little band stopped and for a few minutes there was a pathetic pause.' 'The service was fully choral. Both King Edward and the 'King of ' the Belgians were represented.) ANOTHER SHIP. The Rhode Island Launched at Quince To-Day. Qulncy,' Mass, May 17. After a de lay of more than two weks, caused by labor troubles, the battleship Rhode Island was , launched to-day. Arranger ments were made early in the spring for a launching April' 30, but a strike of the mechanics at the works because of trouble over the hours of labor made necessary ' a postponement. The com pany, endeavoring to make .the delay ns brief as possible, quietly planned to bring off the' event this week if possi ble, but no announcement was made in advance of the day oil which it was to take place. ..It was arranged that the only spectators of the launching should be the invited guests of the company, Including only a small number of offi cials from Rhode Island and Massachu setts. ; ' After the vessel had left the ways, the launching party experienced an unexpected difficulty. The great craft had attained such headway that she could not be stopped in deep water and her anchor failing to hold, her stern was forced into a( mud bank. Three tugs were made fast as soon as possible, but they were: unable to m0ve her. The company has sent to Boston for additional tugs. r YATES IS LOSING. Lowden Passed Him Out on Two Ballots To-Day. Springfield, May 17.' When the re publican, state convention was called to order this morning, the roll call for the thirtieth ballot proceeded. When Kane county was called 25 votes went to Iowden which had been for Yates. A8 Will county followed with 25 more votes for Lowden, deserting one of the other Candidates, there was loud cheering. The result of the ballot was Lowden 452, Yates 437, Dinneen 382, Hamlin 111. Warner 44,. Sherman 51. and Pierce 21. When the Yates delegates inarched to the convention hall, headed by a band, each delegate wore in his hat a card rending, . "You Are The Eternal Stayers," the first letter of each word forming the name "Yates." The thirty-first ballot resulted as follows: Lowden 473 Yates 431 Din een 3S3. Hamlin 107. Warner 32, Sherman 50 a"d Pierce 21. ' 0RKMEN . ARE OUT, W anted Increase of JjJl a WeelL Nearly 600 Men Had Gates Closed on Them To-Day And American Tube WorKs Has Two Years Orders Ahead. So'merville, Mass, May 17. Practic ally all of the men employed at the American Tube works here struck to day and the gates were closed. Alto gether 582 workmen are out, including the day and night forces. The men who are members of, local union. No 5, Internatioifal Association of Tube Workers of . America, demand an in crease of $1 a week. Twenty machinists and four black smiths . were ' the only persona who went tq work to-day. The union of r flcials state that ifany attempt is made to engage non-union men, these machinists and blacksmiths wilt leave the plant. ; The strikers are orderly and remained away from the vicinity of the works. . , The company Is said to have two years' orders ou hand and it is thought that should the trouble be pro longed much construction will be tied up. It is considered possible that un ion employes - ih the building trades will strike if they are obliged to han dle material turned out of the tube works by non-union men. The strik ers claim to have $52,000 in their treasury, t . ,. . ... , - TO ROB MAIL. Attempt of Highwaymen Frustrated by Discharge ' 4of Revolver. Chicago, May 17. Three highway men attempted to rob a United States registered mail wagom early to-day neir the Chicago &, , Northwestern railroad station. The acidental dis charge "of a revolver frustrated their plans and they , escaped after a street duel with the police. ': It was thl8 wagon that Marks, Van Dine and Neidermeier, the .car bam bandits, planned to inb during their brief ; career .'as desperadoes. . , Their plans miscarried, however. The police believe to-day's highwaymen were in spired to attempt the daring crime by the story of the men hanged on April hV'm, Tho 4wi.ti'nt. of the wagon Were valued at several thousand dollars. When the wagon was passing an al ley three men .ran out iti front of the team. Two grabbed the bridles, and the third undertook to climb on the seat. ; An accidental shot caused the horses to jump forward, and Driver Graff plled the whip, leaving the would-be bandits behind. They shot Several 'times at the 4w"agon but missed. Two policemen who ran to the scene Immediately, opened fire 'and the rubbers fled. ' WILL TO-NIGHT END IT? Tho Feeling is That the Builders . Strltto Will Cease Th,is Eeyening. Much interest is . centered in the meeting of the Master Builders' asso ciation which will be held to-night to close up matters regarding the strike. It is understood that there will be no trouble straightening ou,t matters with the bricklayers and tenders and it is thought, too, that the trouble will be adjusted with- the carpenters In such a way that the strike will .be declared off and the , men will return to work on conditions satisfactory to both par ties. If this can be accomplished it would be the better way out of it," for even though the bosses might succeed in bringing in new men the ' fight would be still on and the ! peace that everybody.', desires never could be at tained under sueh an arrangement. Everybody wants to ' see the' Water bury carpenters brought back and put to work In their, own city. It would be better for the men and their fami lies and more agreeable to the bosses, too, perhaps. Almost everybody con nected with. the. strike has a perman ent residence here and they ought to be able to get together and settle the matter up-and have done , with it for the present at least. Both sides ought to be willing to yield a . little for the good name of the city and thus put an end to the outside talk that capital and' labor in Waterbury' are engaged In an endless and ruinous warfare. The publfc; wants peace, and while all have conducted ' themselves cred itably during this tie-up, . still there is a great deal ;of anx iety in the minds of thousands of citizens on' account of the threatened clash and it would bft & good thing for ' the whole community If these doubts and fearg were allayed ;o that employers and, employes could get down to business and set thingg, in mo ion with a reasonable tissurance that things would go on uninterrupted in the .building line for the balance of the current year. N IRON WORKERS STRIKE. New' Haven, May 17. About two hundred and fifty structural iron workers belonging to the New Haven local, employed here and in Bridge port and Derby, struck to-day to en force the demand of the union for an eight hour day and" fifty cents an hour. They have been receiving thirty-five cents an hour for a nine hour day. ' WEATHER rOEECAST Forecast for Connecticut. -..Occasional showers to-night and Wednes day: light' -variable winds becoming H.-nerly. . . USED A KNIFE. Well Known HoboHen Resi dent Slashed Throat ; Couldn't Face Trial. New York, May 17". Rather than face the disgrace of a public trial, ,lohn D. Budd, a well known resident of Ho boken, N. .1., has slashed his throat with a pocket knife and will die. He was arrested -a few days ago, together with a lawyer and foiir other residents of Hoboken, .charged with having abused young children. Fifteen charges have- been made thus far against them. .The expose caused a great -sensation. ' "Budd, who is a bookkeeper, 45 years old,, had been released on $3,000 ball after a night in jail. He went at. once to his bachelor apartments and barred the doors to all callers. After brooding several hours he slashed his throat re peatedly and had bled almost to death when found and taken to the hospital. GOES TO WETHERSFIELD. ' New Haven, May 17. Among the nine prisouers convicted recently in the superior court and who were taken to Wethersfield to-day was George W. Carey, a former attorney of Stratford, who goes to serve a term of four and one-half years for forgery , and perjury.--; ; ;-.:' , ,!. ; .; : ': CITY NEWS Dr J. M. Bennett has returned to Providence after a short visit with relatives in this city. There will be an anniversary high mass Wednesday, morning at 8 o'clock at St Patrick's church for the late Mrs, Mary, Hanley of Charles street. At Red Men's hall last evening the degree team of Mattatuck lodge, No 187, N. E. O. P., worked the degree on three candidates in an excellent manner. A - social session followed the meeting. , ' " - , The remains of Abner B. Holly, who died yesterday in New York, will ar rive in this city on the 1:14 train to morrow and will be taken to Hall Me morial chapel where service will be conducted by 'the Rev Dr Anderson and Dr Davenport. 'The interment will be In Riverside cemetery. Mr Holly was a son-in-law or Sturges M. Judd of this city. , Dr Myron L. Cooley started hia post prandial pipe about 2 o'clock this af ternoon and in a moment He had more smoke than he expected or could ev?r enjoy. In throwing the match aside It Ignited a lace curtain 'and the room, wnlch fronts on Center street, was In a blaze. lr A telephone call brought the chemical ; engine company In - a second, but the fire was out fly that time for the lace curtain was no more. A gang of about 63 workmen at tracted much attention as they got off a train from Bridgeport at the Nauga tuck station yesterday afternoon. They were on-their way towards the Mid- dlebury road where improvements are being made with the aid of the state money. They were to take the places of . about 50 Italians from New York who were brought here to do the work on the promise of receiving. $1.50 a day., When they were only paid $1.25 a day they quit work4 , t f I . A very large number, of ihV young friends of Brass City lodge, No 244, N. E. O. P., helped them pass a very pleasant evening (after their regular meeting last night in Columbus hall. An address was made by Deputy (Jrand Warden Mcintosh of New Ha ven and heartily applauded. ' Commis sion of Deputy "Warden P. J. McDon ald wag read and accepted during the shirt business session, also one candi date was initated. Refreshments w:ere served. ! ' - ; ' ' .', - : The S., C, of ll A. will give an old fashioned kitchen dance in K. of C. hall Saturday evening, -May . 21, at which a very pleasant time is in stoi'e for all who attend ' as the mem bers of the Singen Skule are well known entertainers. " There are prizes offered for the most original as well as the most ridiculous costumes 'and as customary at all kitchen dances re freshments will be served. , So put on your bes-test and Avorstest and Sun day go to meetinest clothes and be with us on Saturday evening. Pythian ball. Watervllle. never held a bigger or jollier crowd than collect ed there last night to see the perform ance put on under the management of St Michael's church, with Jean Ingra ham as director. The different parts were well sustained by the young artists. The apron and necktie party which followed the stage program and gave the young folks an opportunity to get around and form new; acquaint ances. But! all these were small af fairs coraared with what is in utore for those who attend this evening. The haymakers or hayseeds, whichever jou please to call them,' Mill be on deck and some of the costumes that are be ing gotten up for the oecaslonjwll! con ceal one's identity so that a' fellow would not know his next door neigh bor. : The committee expects to. beat the barn dances given by Company G, and Currans employes and invites ev erybody to call and see the sights. Father Ttaynor is well pleased with the success of the hebdomad so far and believes that the attendance will be on the increase to the end. . An, enjoyable sociable and dance was giveu In Commercial hall on Sat urday night by Arthur Itasgo and George Fest. About 20 couples w;ere present. Among those who contrib uted to the evening's entertainment were the following: Piano selections, the Misses Allie Ryan. Agnes Mo Grath and Allie Wooding; banjo se lections, the Misses Mamie Ooss land Julia Kelly; piano solos. Mies Nellie Lynch: vocal solos, George Storm, Mi chael Kelliher, George Gooding and Harry Beach. "I Love You, Maine," was well rendered by Miss Anna Coss. while "Blue Bell" wa8 sweetly sung (by Miss Mamie Baldwin, Miss Reardon, George Cosgrove, Harry Smith aud Miss Julia Kelly. After the entertainment dancing ' was en joyed. The grand march was Jed b'v ArthuiT Rasgo and Miss Nellie Lynch. Music was - furnished by Ryan's or chestra. Supper was served at 12 o'clock. Among the out of town guests were John Jones and George Perry of Hartford. John Morris and Harry Snow cf New E?itain. PENSION SCHEME OF : ;-COMMITTEEMAN LASE1M He Has it in Contemplation and Thinlls it Will be a Good Thing The Legislature will Have to Act on It Before it Can Become a Law State Secretary is . Also in Favor of It. 1 There have been so many alarms lately concerning the schools that an impression has gone among a great many of the teachers that Commission er Larkln will operate his pension idea when the matter of reappointments comes up next month. Commissioner iATkin informed a representative of the Democrat this afternoqn that while he Is working hard and fast oh his pension idea it will not be , operative for some time. In the first place, he says It cannot become a fact until after and by consent of the next legislature, but that. It will become a Tact he has not the slightest doubt. He has dis covered a great many ways by which tne fimd can be raised v and , estab lished and has obtained stacks of lit erature on the matter. Mr . Iline, sec retary of the state board of education, appears to be full of the idea, and Commissioner Larkln is pleased to have so able a champion of his pet. Teachers in many places are pen sioned off when they reach a certain age or become Incapacitated for work through natural causes. In many of the large-cities of the country the' Idea Is in operation. , Money for such a fund, Mr Larkln ha found out. is obtained from many sources,, but mainly from local ones. One per cent Is kept from the teachers salaries. Salary that allowed them here while they are ill 'is kept -from them in most all those cities where they are pensioned. So much per capi ta is deducted from the state allowance and a laTge portion comes from liquor licenses and -licenses from places of public amusement. ' . .Commissioner Larkln sald.he was not aware- that there are any teachers on the school pay roll that could con sistently be retired and pensioned just now. . , ' , AT NOTRE DAME. Pupils Please Friends and Others With Brilliant Entertainment There was a pleasing entertainment given at the Convent of Notre Dame last night. The "piece de resistance of the evening was a four act play pre sented by the pupils of the helma soph omore class, which told the story of two 'sisters who had been separated in their childhood and who were' united shortly after one obtained a position as governess, and the other graduated from a convent school. The pupils gave a very realistic presentation of boarding school life as seen from tne inside, and were easy and graceful in their personations: Each one played her role well and the freedom from self-consciousness in each spoke vol umes for the good training of the nnma , The small folks, Geraldipe Wun.ive and Cornelia Erulii, were very sweet and engaging, and the comedy of Ellen Casey, Annie Henderson and Dora Buftomer was most amusing. The leading parts were, taken by the Misses Rosalind Brownell, Loretta Sluhpney, Alice Gooding, Gertrude .Mitchell, Anne Bowes, Georgiana Cott and Jennie Fraser. ; ! - l' f Between 'the acts music wasTTtJveu by the Notre Dame orchestra. This body of girl musicians showed .train ing which certainly produces remark able results. There were pianos (four hands at each) mandolins, guitars, vio lins and two harps, and the selections were rendered with precision, expres sion, and a careful balancing of the instruments which gave a splendid ef fect i Tbe choruses, too, were good and the grouping of the pupils pleased the eye as well as the ear. All wore white gowns and were placed about the stage, side platforms and steps so as to make a delightful picture. Miss Mary Fay sang a solo with harp, Miss v Garde, ' violin, Miss Holo han, and piano, Miss Harrington, ac companiment, "which was one of the gems of the evening. Miss llosaliud Brovvnell gave ; the national air.- on the harp (accompanied by Miss Lough lln nn thA nlanol In a manner which proved that this young lady certainly promises to become one of Water-; buiy's foremost musicians. She seems to bo able to bring out the tone of her ham. nnd thmitrh she hs hpfn sturlv. J ' o . . tJ lug for a comparatively short time, she 1 1 . -.1 -HAmAH1.nkl- .11 til work of Miss May Garde in her. harp accompaniments was also, worthy of special mention. . Altogether the evening reflected DTPat credit on the nunu nrt t!i1r mi. piltr and was greatly enjoyed by the tiiumnae una otner rrienas or tne in stitution who filled the pretty hall. mm I - W - I 1 V Benson Furniture Co, Closing Out BISHOP TIERNEY COMING. Will Attend Mammoth Charity Bazaai of Queen's Daughters. " At a largely attended meeting ol the society of the Queen's (Daughters last night arrangements ; were begun for the holding of a mammoth charit.v bazaar which gives indications of be ing 'the largest affair of its kind evt-t given In this city. The bazaar, which will be held in the City hair for thvvo nights alKut the middle of June, will be, given at the special request of . the Right Rev , Bishop Tierney, who h.i i kindly consented to be present and i'i deliver a short addres on the opening night of the bazaar. It is planned to have l big parade on the opening night, in which all the Catholic feor-ie-ties of the cfty will take part and will act as 'an escort to the right revercn i bishop'. . 'Ills honor, Mayor John I Elton, will be asked to be present i the opening night an,d to make a short address. - , It is proposed to give away seveml prizes, one of which1 will be a trip fur two to the St Louis exposition. ; At the meeting, last night,' the Hev . Fa ther Fitzgerald of the Sacrod Hein I church, chaplain , of the society, w j present 'and addressed the" members assembled. He gave a general out line of the plans and referred to tlm fact that the bazaar was being given at the special request of Right Uev Bishop Tierney. lie expressed (1m hope that the society in undertaking thi8 charitable enterprise would nieen with -the hearty co-operation of tlx other societies in , the city ami of i ll the people without distinction of -erect! or calling, s the good work which i -beinju- done by the Sisters of the Hoh Ghost will benefit the entire cltySf , PRAISE FOtt AMERICA. Prince Pu Lun Gives Address si University of'chicag'o. Chicago, May 17.- Princo l'u L'ih. of China, has made ah address in Chi nese to an audience of 700 studem. !tr the University of Chicago. His re marks were Interpreted bv Geneiai Woug, a Yale graduate. The prime j said in part:, . f " From ,, tbe time, I "-landed' -at- San -Francisco during .my entire visit t" your country ; I have been -most sr.r J prised to find that every mun and vu j man In America is educated. This, i , believe, is the basis of . the success of ithe American people." : General Wong also spoke, making a plea for the easy admission to ih United States of Chinese students. llf said: "One-fourth of the Chinese flu dents who were 1n this country whets I was in college at Yale have siru-e fallen in battle.abot in front. To get shot in front Was something they learned in America. LEWIS0HN INDICTED. Charged With Contempt of Ccnrt , Out Under $1,000 Bonds. New York, May 17. Jes.se Lewis--ohn, who yesterday refused to reply to questions in the court of special sessions an before the grand jury, re garding 'an alleged gambling house, to-day was indicted by the grand jury for criminal contempt of court. Lew isohn was Immediately arraigned and pleaded not guilty and furnished $V 000 bonds. LOT FOR NEW FIRE ; HOUE BOUGHT The new fire house for the north western section of the city will be ! cated on UDiier North Willow stivw on a lot which has been purchased from F. G. Humphrey. A recommendation to this effect will be-submitted to the aldermen at their next meeting, th expense of the lot not to exceed $2,400. CHICAGO BONDS. ' Chicago, May 17 The Chicago city council has passed an ordinance direct ing the city comptroller to advertise for bids for sale of $5,500,000 of twen ty year bonds, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the liquidation of Judgments against the city The bid close May 27. , t In solid Oak, f Svvcd Front, i t ; I French Plate Mirr Handsomely or, Carved. The Bargain of the Sale. r