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VOL. xvn. NO. 192. WATERBURY. CONN. TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE JAPANESE CAPTURE THIS BRITISH VESSEL Prize Crew on Board and Ship is Being TaKen to Japan St Petersburg is Rejoicing Over the WorK of the Russian Volunteer Fleet General Stoessel is Relied on to Keep Japs Out of Port Arthur. Shanghai, July 19. The British steamer Lien Shing, which arrived Jiere from Wei-Hai-Wei to-day re ports that she was signalled by the steamer Pel Ping (owned by the Chi nese Engineering and Mining Co of Shanghai) whose commander asked the Lien Shing to advise the owners of the Pei Ling that the ship and cargo had been captured by the Jap anese cruiser Hong Kong and that the vessel was proceeding to Japan with a prize crew on board. The news of the capture of the Pei Ping was communicated to the British admiral, whose squadron is anchored in Yung- ching bay. ' WORK OF RUSSIAN FLEET. St Petersburg, July 19. Without discussing in any way the internation. al questions involved, the newspapers here are all rejoicing over the exploits of the volunteer fleet steamers in the Red sea. The Novoe Vremya says the work they are doing vindicates the wisdom of establishing the fleet, which was begun by national sub scription when the country was too impoverished to build the vessels af ter the Turko-Russian war. It was the pioneer subsidized line of auxili ary cruisers which most countries have since imitated. The Novoe Vremya adds that there Is plenty of scope for the European, Atlantic and Pacific waters. By threatening to deprive the Japanese of arms and ammunitions, it can com pel the detachment of part of the Jap. anese fleet. This is why the appear ance of the volunteer fleet in the Red sea is hailed with so much satisfac tion. , ' Besides the Smolensk, St Peters burg and Orel, the latter now being fitted out as a hosital ship, only the Khersonk, Saratoff and Moskva have a speed of 19 to 20 knots. The other eleven vessels of the fleet register r.bcut 13 knot'5'. Some of the recently purchased trans-Atlantic liners might, however, be out fitted as commerce destroyers and six weeks ago the Associated Press was informed that such was the purpose of the admiralty. CONFIDENCE IN STOESSEL. Mukden, July 19. A letter received here from Port Arthur shows that the besieged have implicit confidence in the ability of Lieutenant General Stoessel to keep out the Japanese. The writer says: "Lieutenant Gen eral StoesseFS certainty of victory has imparted equal confidence to all the troops and inhabitants. Major General Focjs is now engaged in re sisting the pressure of the Japanese at our advance positions and the siege will drag on for a long time. General Kondratieff is adding to the fortifica tions of Port Arthur, making them stronger daily. On hills previously considered impossible to fortify bat teries and . intrenchments have now been constructed and guns of both large and small calibre have been mountel. The co-operation of the generals has made Port Arthur an in accessible fortress." HAD MORE TROOPS. ' General Kuroki'g Heodquarters in the Field, via Fusan, July 18? More Russian troops were engaged in yes terday's battle at Mao Tien pass than In previous engagements. There were probably double the number of those which took part in the fight at Yalu river, while opposed to them were only one brigade and one bat talion of Japanese forces. The Rus sian loss is estimated at 2,000. The burial of the dead continues. The Japanese casualties aggregated 300. The engagement has conspicuously demonstrated the wonderful efficiency of the Japanese infantry. They prov ed incomparably better marksmen, with more initiative and they out fought and outgeneraled the Russians on every point. unteer fleet steamer St Petersburg. The Malacca will pass through the canal. on sick call. BOTH ARE KILLED EVERY JAP. Ches Foo, July 19. A junk with eight Russians and fifty Chinese on board, arrived here this afternoon, five days from Port Arthur. The Russians refused to talk, but the Chinese say that on June 11 and 12 the Japanese captured and occupied with 4,000 men one of the eastern ports near iJort Ar thur. Before reinforcements arrived the Russians cut off the Japanese troops and the fort and exploded mines which resulted in the killing of every Japanese soldier there. UNITED STATES WILLING. St Petersburg, July 19. The United States has informed Russia that she will be glad to join Great Britain in the protection of the seals at Kam mander islands. This act will doubt less make the best of friendship. It is understood that Russia will com municate with the United States In a few days. , AGENT BARRED OUT. Suez, July 19. Tne Peninsular and Oriental Go's steamer Malacca, cap tured by the Russian volunteer fleet steamer St Petersburg In the Red sea, entered the canal to-day on her way to Libau. on the Baltic. The com pany's agent attempted to board the vessel, but the Russian commander re fused him admission. SIX MILES DISTANT NOW. Tien Tsin, July 19. About 1,500 Russian troops returned to New Chwang Monday night The Japanese forces are reported to be six miles dis tant The Russian gunboat Sivouch is. now high and dry in the upper reaches of ithe New Ohwang river. Dr Woodruff Expired Sud denly in a Neighbor's Carriage. rsew Milford. July 19. Dr J. N. Woodruff of Sherman. Fairfield county, died suddenly during last night while namg m a neighbor's carriage on a sick call. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause. Dr Woodruff, who received his education at the Col lege of Physicians and Surgeons, of Lew lore, was a very prominent man in this section of the state both in social and political affairs. He was starte senator in 1897 and judge of pro- Date tor a number of years. He was twice a member of th national sew age commission land accompanied that ooay to England at the time of their trip. VERY BUSY Candidates Have Lots to Do. Mayor Harrison Wants ParKer and Bryan on Same Platform at Chica go Roosevelt and Root Have a Long' Conference. Esopus, N. Y., July 19. Esoous took on an added interest to-dav with the. arrival of the first train hriniHno- tvw time-f his death appeared hale and 01"k newspapers. The conference of hearty. He leaves a daughter, Mrs York democrats held last night at Georgia Bull of Elizabethtown Conn. , Hoffman house was of the keenest iiixerest even to the villagers who hith erto have been content in the knowl edge of Judge Parker's nomination. without bothering about details or gos sip connected with his camnaien. The judge showed an interest beyond his usual cairn and at breakfast read the newspaper accounts of the conference MINERS MAKE APPEAL. Want Red Cross Society to Take Charge of Funds. JAPANESE LOSSES. Tokio, July 19 (5 p. m.)-'ije Japan ese losses in the fighting at Motien pass and its vicinity Sunday were 299 killed or wounded. General Kuroki es timates that the Russians lost more heavily. CABINET IN SESSION. NO TRUTH IN RUMOR. London, July 19. The foreign office this afternoon authorized the follow ing statement, that there is absolute--ly no truth in the story circulated in the United States by a new3 agency that Great Britain had informed Ger many of the dispatch of a British fleet to Alexandria with the intention of checking Russian illegalities in the Red sea. The foreign office also says that there Is no foundation for the belief fjrtpressed in (the dispatches from iKlSIta to the Daily Express of London this morning that the British Mediter ranean squadron's departure from Malta might be connected with the presence of the Russian volunteer fleet In the Red sea. It was added at the foreign office that the movements of the Mediterranean squadron are in no way influenced by the recent incidents In the Red sea. , . LAW GOVERNING JEWS". St Petersburg. July 19. A law was officially promulgated to-day providing that all Jews settled in the western frontier governments and in Bessarabia, within the radius of thirty-two miles of the frontier, shall be subject to all the laws governing the residence of Jews within the regular zone of settle ment. Jews arriving subsequent to July 20 will be prohibited from settling outside the towns or villages, or mov ing from village to village. FLYING RUSSIAN FLAG. s8uez, July 19. The Peninsular and Oriental steamer Malacca, captured in the Red sea, has arrived here flying the Russian naval flag. She is now in command of Russian naval officers m4 cacxios a xu&ze crew from the vol - Seizure of British Ships Considered Serious Affair. London. July 19. In British official circles the recent seizures and over hauling of British ships in the Red sea by the Russian volunteer fleet steam ers Smolensk and St Petersburg are re garded as very grave international in cidents. The seizure of the Peninsular and Oriental steamer Malacca by the t meters hurg and her arrival in the fcuez canal as a prize of war on her way to Libau, on the Baltic, has come as a climax, and the cabinet is consid ering the course to pursue. The British law officers acknowledge the right of the Russians to seize and detain mails, provided that only official communica tions are taken, but they take the most serious view of the status of the two Russian ships patrolling the Red sea. and if any official action or. profest en sues it will be chiefly in regard to the passage of these erstwhile mercnant ships through the Dardanelles and their subsequent transforniation into ships of war. In official circles strong comment is made in regard to Russia's policy in this matter. It is regarded as impossi ble that the commanders of the Smol ensk and St Petersburg were given full power, and the officials therefore are inclined to the grave conclusion iat the Russian government gave implicit instructions to the two commanders. The erfect on the stock exchange to-day was seen in a heavy fall in consols and other gilt edged securities on fears of international complications. The dan gers and difficulties of the situation are much commented upon in the news papers, which are practically unani mous in denouncing the "dubious and irregular character" of the volunteer fleet vessels. Tf their actions are proved as we believe to be those of vulgar filibusters,"' says the St James Gazette, "they must be recalled by Russia or the skull and cross-bones must be .run up and they will be fired upon wnenever sighted." Another lenient adding to the dan gers of the situation is the attitude Japan may assume. The Pall Mall Ga zette points out that if as sta'ted In dis patches from Constantinople tne Rus sian guardship Chernomoretz traversed the straits fully armed, "it would seem to justify Japan in regarding Turkey as an ally of Russia and invoking the terms of the Anglo-Japanese treaty." Denver, Col, July 19. Th ways and wlth clo$e attention, but without any means committee of the Western Fed- comment" whlch c0d reach theUnewgl eration of Miners has appealed to the flflT1 2?-22S-2 report 'is current that there will be tuBuiiniuuu . iumm auu uie 8- an effort to get Judge Parker to begin LrlllS Native canipaignfn the middle west r.JT . V T ?T wltn a speech at Chicago, soon after trict A communication addressed to the notiflcation ceremonies. It is un- Mrs John A. Logan, president of the derstood that Mayor Carter H Har- fj?' T , 2 : . rison of Chicago is anxious not only to After having deported from their have tne flrst w of the ea homes the husbands and fathers, they flred in Chicago, but to have Judge now refuse to allow relief in the way Parker and William J. Bryan on the it T u T f" ?" platform together upon that occasion, the wives and children, unless It be 0f course nothing definite on that sub through the hands of the military au- Ject Can be learned here, for Judge 2SresL' . . . ' Parker absolutely refuses to discuss we ao not reel Justmea m trusting any of nis plans subsequent to his no me uiaumr vl reiiet ut uie miurary, i tificatibn aeexixig ssauiieu uuut owuiiS xu m ua- g( fa as notification itself is rrea rnejr mave snown to our people concerned, it will be held at Rose uiy wuuia uc miuiiuny carry out mont. Judge Parker intends to remain wmh grem Trust, throughout the campaign, save xvw iu lu u me uMBsiou or Tine perhaps for two or three absences to Red Cross society, of which you are make speeches in large cities, such as me uetiu, l cane w. wuu Chicago, Philadelphia and New xork a uwuuii s possiuiw eliminate saner- and possibly Boston mg oiuKefl uy me cruenues or war, we earnestly appeal to you to arrange ito have your noble organization take charge of the distribution of food and clothin to the families of deported citizens of Teller county. We will furnish all necessary supplies TO TRY AGAIN. A Committee Representing Miners Union Went to Oyster Bay. Wilkesbarre, Pa, July 19. The committee representing the 225,000 workers of this region which is to meet President Roosevelt at 2:30 this afternoon, left here to-day for Oyster Bay. A message was received from the president yesterday saying he would see the committee to-day. This is the same committee which reached Oyster Bay a week ago to-day without previous appointment with the president and which was unable to see him. PICKETS WERE DOING DUTY AS USUAL TO-DAY Union Officials Had Promised Gov. Van Sant They Would de Withdrawn Final Effort to Settle Strike President Donnelly's Appeal to J. Ogden Ar mourHay Call Out 14,000 in Sympathetic StriKe. SLOAN HELD UP. Well Known New YorRer Pulled for Speeding His Auto. Bridgeport, July 19. J. Tod Sloan of New. York was held up at the Washington bridge over the Housa- tonic river in Stratford to-dav and gave a bond of $25 Charles H. Peck on speeding his racing yond.the legal limit before Justice the charge of automobile be- He is on his Oyster Bay, L. I., July 19. After a conference with President Roosevelt which lasted far into the night and was resumed early to-day; former Sec- and retary of War Elihu Root left isaga only ask that your organization take charge of the distribution of the same.' more Hill for New York. Mr Root has some important business which made it necessary for him to return to the city to-day. Beyond the fact tnat the president and Mr Root considered the speech to be delivered in response to die noti- Hnwaii Makes Proposition Regarding flcation of the nomination, little could De learned aoout tne conrerence. xne THE LEPER COLONY. Study of Disease. San Francisco, July 19. Hawaii wants the government to help it pro vide for the leper colony and the scientific study of the disease. The territory's board of health .has written to the San Francisco board of health asking for this city's assistance in ap peals to Washington for funds need- talk covered a wide range of subjects .soon after Mr Root's departure the president began to dispose of a mass of official business 'and correspondence which Secretary Ioeb brought to his attention Among the callers on the president itorday was the Rev Father Chidwlck, United States navy, retired, former MAN AND CHILD BURNED BY LIGHTNING New York, July 19. The house of Clarence Harra. on Raritan avenue, Highland Park, N. J., was struck by lightning yesterday morning. The lightning tore a hole through the roof and entered a bedroom where Clarence Williams, Harra's uncle, was asleep. He wag thrown out of bed and across the room. The bed was unharmed, but a hole was burned through the counterpane and Mr Williams' hair was burned from his head. With no traee of its passage the lightning then went o lanother room and Ibarned the feet of a small son of Harra, and then went through the roof again, ripping a furrow three feet wide and the entire length of the house. The roof beams were splin tered and twisted and the n'ails in thenvwro fused. ed in the work of cadag for a large chaplain of the battleship Maine when settlement, that ship was blown up in Havana har- In Hawaii's leper settlement at bor. His business with the president Molonkai there are 951 native Ha- was entirely personal waiians, 34 Chinese, 10 Portuguese, 10 English and Germans, 5 Americans and 4 Malays and negroes. All these persons, it is said, either inherited the disease or were infected with it by intimate relations with persons who had it. But none of them ever got it any other way, as leprosy is not, it is alleged, contagious. LOCKED OUT T0-DAT. BOY SINGER LOSES A LEG Johnny Moran, Who Entertained Racegoers, Falls Under Train. New York, July 19. Little Johnny Moran, who through his singing on trains is well known to racegoers and 1 ades employes' association that fherl Carpenter Work on Many Buildings ; Stopped at New York. New York, July 19. All carpenters employed here by the Master Oarpen ters' association have been locked out by one of the board of governors of the Building Trades Employers' asso ciation. The lockout ties up the car penter work on every large building in the borough and involves between 5,- 000 and 6,000 men. This is the first time since the ac ceptance several months ago of the arbitration agreement of the building Beach division of the Long Island rail road, had is left leg so badly mangled yesterday afternoon under the wheels of a train drawing into the East New York depot that it was amputated. The boy, whose home is at 31 Gun ther place, East New York, is 12 years old. On the trips Johnny was accom panied bv his brother Tommy, two years younger, and Willie Savage, who played harmonica accompani ments for ithe singing. Yesterday when has been a general lockout of any kind The carpenters locked out belong to the Brothernood of Carpenters, and the trouble is owing to the violation of tne arbitration agreement by carpenters striking on a contract held by one nrni holding membership in the Master Car penters' association. The trouble was about the handling of non-union wood. Twelve men struck on the building, about six weeks ago. The men were ordered to return to train 60 on its way to Brighton Beach ork pending a settlement, and did so, t"o rtlr onrfl Manndrtan ' '. .o .d -xwraa mill. I A r . , ' : ' track and Manhattan Beach, was pull- ing; into the East New York depot, but more men were required as the work progressed, and there was more Johnny - tried to jump aboard, missed miction, which ended in another strike and fell under the trucks. Several bystanders, among them some well known sporting men, made up a purse for the boy. DUE TO POLITICAL PLOT. St Petersburg, July 19. The Sviet says the assassination of Vice Gover- The men were ordered to return to work a second time, but only twelve men who originally struck returned to work. The board of governors of the employers' association met again and gave the carpenters a fixed time m which to return. The carpenters went to work three hours after the time set, nor Andreiff at Elisabethpol which tollt tne lxrot order was enforced, occurred on the evening of the 17th inst, undoubtedly was due to a polit ical piot, ,out wnetner tne act was done by Armenians or (anarchists is much to their astonishment. ERICHSON'S CONDITION. New London. July 19. Colonel not clear. So frequent are such crimes Charles B. Erichson, seriously injured becoming- that the Sviet asks for spe- In a runaway accident here Sunday cialjneasureg to prevent their recur rence. RUMORS UNFOUNDED. Pekin, July 19, noon. The rumors send troops to Kwangsi In connection In tha a BurKlcal operation to relieve evening, passed a comfortable night at the Memorial hospital. His condition is much improved and he is gradually coming out of the coma, having occa sional lucid Intervals. The hospital staff ate waiting developments, realiz The. French legation emphatically re pudiates the Idea. The trouble, though serious fromi the Chinese point of view, causes no uneasiness to the French, thG disturbance being in the northern portion of the province and not near French territory. THEATERS TO OPEN: Chicago, July 19. Amendments to the theater ordinance which will make it possible for nearly all the theaters LIFE BOATS EMPTY. London, July 19. Two more of the lifeboats of the Danish steamer Norge (which foundered June 28 off Rockall reef, 290 miles from the Scot tish mainland), have been washed ashore on the Orkney islands. They were both empty. WEATHER. FORECAST Forecast for Connecticut: Fair to- to open September 1 have been passed night and Wednesday; light, variable J way to Boston from New York and continued the trip after the interrup tion occasioned by his arrest. Deputy Sheriff Bulkeley of Fairfield saw an olive green machine of the racer pattern speeding through that town shortly after 6 o'clock this morn ing. He telephoned to the Bridgeport police, but the machine passed through Bridgeport before the police could stop It. Meanwhile Deputy Sheriff Stagg of Stratford, who had also been noti fled, had a heavy truck placed across the end of the Washington bridge and also stretched a chain across. The machine stopped in the face of this obstruction and the driver 'asked la conically "How much?" The deputy took him before Justice Peck and the Stratford proceedings were quickly over. The Fairfield and Bridgeport authorities also have charges against Sloan, but he is not likely to be troubled with them until lie returns from Boston. According to the time as given by Sheriff Bulkeley and the police here, the machine covered the four miles between Fairfield and the police headquarters in Bridgeport In six minutes. ; OFFICIAL IN TROUBLE. Cabinet Minister Who Compromised on $200.00. Port au Prince, Hayti, July 19. The minister of justice was question fi&terdayjhjr,. deputy in the cham ber or cTOTmhn'as to the intentions of the government concerning one of the cabinet ministers who is said to be compromised in the issue of $200, 000 in fraudulent securities of the national bank early last year. The minister of justice will reply for the government to-day. The minister alleged to be com promised is M. Thezan, minister of the interior. The government hither to has hesitated to execute the order of arrest issued against the minister by the magistrate who has been In vestigating the case. Public opinion and the sentiment of the ministers of the powers are in favor of meting out equal justice to all those who are in culpated in the bond issue. LAID TO BURGLARS. Death of Electric Engineer May Have Aided Their Work. New York, July 19. Mystery sur rounds the death of Charles Luff, an engineer employed at George Juengst & Son'g electric light power house at Croton Falls, north of White Plains, whose body was found in the wheel pit under the dynamo room, with two deep gashes in the head. Friends of Mr Luff believe he was murdered and that hig body was thrown in the pit to hide the crime. lit was reported at Croton Falls yes terday (that burglars had been in that section, and it is generally believed that they murdered the engineer for the purpose of turning off the lights between Croton Falls and Brewsters so that they could rob the railroad stations and the country houses of New Yorkers. St Paul, Minn, July 19. Although President Willis of the butchers' union promised (Governor Van Sant that the pickets about the entrance to the Swif t packing house would be removed he plant was effectively blockaded to-day when the office force arrived for work. A determination seemed to prevail to keep everybody out of the plant but the oflicials of the company and the l;smen stenographers. TRYING FOR ARBITRATION. Chicago .mly 19. A final effort to secure a basis for arbitration in the stock yards strike, an agreement from the packers that all employes shall be reinstated within a specified time, was made to-day by President Donnelly of the Butcher Workmen. In a letter to j; Ogden Armour, President Donnelly declared that If this concession is not made a sympathetic strike of about 14,000 other workmen at the yards will be called. The packers continue to hire new men to take the places of strikers.- Op erations at the yards have reached 50 per cent of the normal business in the large packing houses, and the an nouneement was made that the output m an departments would be increased daily. The strike leaders will remain at the Sherman house until a reply is received from the packers . In the event it is unfavorable the firemen and engineers at tne yard, It Is said, will be first ap peaied to tor a sympathetic strike These unions, the strike leaders expect, win be loilowed by those of the coop ers, steam fitters and other trades. COURT PHELAN SUED. RELIEF AT NEW YORK. New York, July 19. Temporary re lief in the beef strike situation in the crowded east side district came to-day with the beginning of the Jewish feast of Ab. During this feast, which" com memorates the downfall of the temple at Jerusalem and continues for nine days, all the orthodox Hebrews1 will abstain from meat of-any kind. With all the kosher markets closed it thought that the limited supply of beef available may be made to meet the de mand, for the time being at least. At the same time all the fish markets in the lower part of the city will be called upon to supply unprecedented de uiefpryalTSrWthe packing house centers to-day and with few excep tions business was practically at standstill. At many points union pick ets continued at their posts on the alert tor any non-union men who migllt ap ply for work, but there was no violence of any kind and the police guard had nothing to do. No trucks of the pack ing houses were engaged in han3ling meat and there were fewer carts of small dealers in line for the supplies There was almost an entire absence of the wagons of "kosher" butchers. STRIKERS A.TJS QUIET. umana, rseo, juiy iu. yuiet pre vails to-day among the 5,500 striking employes of the South Omaha packing plants. Few, if any of the old men have returned to work, but the pack ers have given formal notice to the live stock exchange that they are pre pared to slaughter 1,500 cattle and 6,000 hogs daily. Packinghouse man agers say that with police protection they can secure and place at work all the men they need. GENERAL STRIKE EXPECTED Kansas City, Mo, July 19. A general strike of all the trades allied with the butchers and killers is ex pected in labor circles to-day unless a peace agreement is reached at Chi cago. In this event it is believed 800 men will go out, and the packing house Industry here be tied up com pletely. BLISTERING WEATHER. PEAB0DY S CLOSE CALL. Steel Rod Parasol Dropped 90 Feet and Grazes His Coat. Denver, Col, July 19. The dropping of a parasol with a steel rod from the dome of the state capitol to-day came near causing a tragedy. The parasol struck the floor of the rotunda after falling ninety feet and shattered a square of the tiling. Governor Pea- body, hatless, was walking through the rotunda at this moment and the parasol grazed his coat in its descent. The girl who dropped it thought he was struck and fainted, falling on the railing, and only being saved from the long plunge to death only by the prompt action of her two women companions. TOWN GARRISONED. by, the city council. wiada. Cordon of 75 Detectives to Protect it From Striking Miners. Carbondale, Julyj 19. The flrst serious trouble at Zeigler, Joe Letter's mining town, is expected hourly. A gang on non-union miners are on their way to take the places of the strik ers. Twenty-five telephone stations, have been erected around the 25-acre Leiter tract, forming a regular blockhouse system. Three detectives are in each box, and nobody without a written pass from Leiter is allowejf to go I through t lines. But Not Too Hot for Politicians to Keep Busy. The warm weather of the past few oays added to the worry caused by the attitude of the Durant forces in the republican camp, has almost par alyzed some of the so-called regulars and many of them are said to be under the care of their familiy plslcians. A republican who intends to vote for - ar ker said this afternoon that the wnole machinery of the party has been 'set in motion with a view to dumping Din-ant and his cohorts and that if it cannot be done in this way a union will be ef fected with the Kelsey wing of the party and Durant buried so deep that he will not get to the surface again for the next ten years, if ever. He also stated that the fight was a bad thingi for the democrats so far as the primaries, because the wrangle has 'as sumed such proportions a large num ber of democrats will register as repub licans in August and vote that ticket at the primaries. This of course will not affect the state or national elec tions, but it will have a tendency to bring about a condition of 'affairs that may not make for success in the local field. The democrats have gone to work on the registration lists and In tend to do some tall hustling between now and the August preliminaries. They have no fear of the outcome at the state and national elections, but they do admit that the Durant-Kelsey machine embroglio in the republican ranks threatens to raise the deuce with them at the primaries. GOVERNMENT RECEIPTS. Washington, July 19. Government receipts fromi internal revenue, $402, 566; customs, $7761,929; miscellaneous, $26,839; expenditures. 1,950.000, Friends of Deceased Member Want $100 Death Claim. jj Mrs Johanna Kelly of Stone street., through her attorney, Terrence F. Car- i mody, has entered suit against Courti R. F. Phelan, F. of A., to recover thrt j Sum of SKKI whirh ht Mnlnm ttdH court owes her since the death of her son, James Kelly, who died last Feb ruary. It is quite an Interesting case and if decided in favor of the plaintiff! it may be the means of putting an ent to fairs and other entertainments of that kind in Waterbury. Mr Kelly belonged to the funeral fund connect ed with the order, which entitled bia family to $100, but the society refused! to pay it on the ground that he was not in good standing at the time off his death. To prove this, $1 which" they claimed he owed for tickets had to be added to the amount of his ar rears for dues and the question now, hinges as to whether the dollar for-1 fair tickets was a legal charge or noti The plaintiff appealed to the different officers who have to do with such mat ters and all sustained the local fxurt After this it was decided to take the case into the district court and It will come up some time In August or Sep tember. The allegations of the plaintiff aro that the deceased was in erood stand ing in the court at the time he wasW taken ill, which was about a couple of weeks before the regular meeting. In the meantime he became unfinnii clal and he was precluded. Mr Kel ly always contended that he did not owe the dollar in question for tickets and without the addition of which Jti seems the society could not have with held payment of the death claim. The plaintiff also states that the dojiar for fair tickets was not a valid charge, and could not be collected in any court and cannot be set up as a defense for not meeting the obligation. The treasurer of the court, M. D. Russell, acting on the advice of the defendant, drew the society's funds, amounting to over $1,000 from the bank, but At torney Carmody caught on before he had time to find another plaoe for it and atta p,hed tijj jpftsh. Whateveu way it goes litTs cerfain that before the lawyers get through with it, th court will be out more than the orig inal amount of the bill. i ipi CITY NEWS The American band will give anotfe er of those enjoyable concerts on tin green Thursday evening. A month's mind mass of requiem will be celebrated to-morrow morning at 13 o'clock at St Patrick's church for Mist Margaret Doran, A hearing for the appointment c an administrator uon the estate o Edward Lacey will be heard before Judge Hungerford in the orebate -I court to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Mr and Mrs A. B. Savage of Water- bury, formerly of Meriden, will return to Meriden this fall on account of tho; health of their daughter. They wi occupy their house on Liberty street and Mr Savage will commute to an-S from Waterbury. William J. Fitzgerald, brother ofH School Clerk John J. Fitzgerald, will be ordained to the priesthood by the Rt Rev Bishop Tierney on Tuesdav. July 26. Father Fitzgerald ia a erad- uate of St Charles's colleee. Ellieott ; City. Md. i'i.0 of the Grand Seminary: .5 in Montreal. After being ordained to; the priesthood he wii spend a year in f' post graduate study at the Cathobaf univei!ity at Washington. E. T. Dey & Co are pushine forwardlffl as rapidly as possible the work uponp ine extension or tne trollev lines t Cheshire. For the past ten days thoji big steam shovel has been at worfcS and consequently a large part of the huge bank opposite Ervis Wright'flp homestead has disappeared. The work must be hurried in order to MH completed on time. Last Sunday about a dozen teams and about 50 men were at work on the road nes; Wright's. Mrs Nellie Dawson, who has been confined at the Brookside home for the post month by order of the judge of 1 the city court on account of havW im-i bibed too freely, was granted her free dom yesterday. She proceeded at once to become drunk again and to-day whllipW reeling in a. nappy condition went to the Fry foundry, where her husband works and tried to make a disturbaneeH The police were notified and an office? with the assistance of Doorman Lynch and a wagon brought her to the sta tion. She Is charged with drunkennesa '4 and breach of the peace. The probate court will have to de- I cide whether George Rankin or his wife shall have possession of -chatilH child, which was kidnapped a fewv days ago by its mother from the homo ." of her husband. Mr Rankin has oeti- tioned the court for the possession of s the child, alleging that his wife is noti a proper person to have charge of itH Judge Hungerford, who is acting an uage ot tne probate court ittjthe ab sence of Judge Lowe, decided that a hearing on the petition should be held I next Tuesday. The hearing promises to be rather interesting and the hus- 1 band's petition will be strongly op j posed by his wife who claims that many misstatements have been made about her leaving her husband'. Hmjg temper, so she claims, was the cause of her departure. She has lived witi her father ever since and has had ut improper relations with any . person.