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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1905.
w FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS, Here Are a Few for Taxpayers to Ponder Over The republican Campaign Boomers Kay Read Them ; Also What the Business Administration 4 Has Not Done the Past Two Years. In on of its campaign documents, the Republican of this morning asks why the democrats who built the- Mul cahy school didn't provide approaches to it and answers its own query by stating that it was largely due to the opposition of one of the property own ers, who was determined tuai me school should have no street leadiug tol It unless it was laid out across . ms land: There's about as much truth Jn this imputation, as there is In the rest of the article and nobody knows this better than Ralph Blakeslee, the republican candidate for mayor, who was a member of the department of public works when the Mulcahy school was built and knows more about it than the editor does. The work was not done by any democratic board, but by one Individual for .whose conduct the democratic party is not and never has been in any -way responsible. The Inference that the plan of streets was opposed by anyone for personal mo tives Is not true. It was assailed by every property owner in the district a a soon as he saw it, was eombatted by Dr Rodman, one of the principal sufferers, end was turned down un ceremoniously by the board of public works, every one of whom, Mr Blakes lee included, held that somebody had blundered. This . was towards the close of the KUduff administration. COMPETED TO DO IT. 5 The business administration has been at the helm nlraoat two years , and what has It done - towards Improving things at the Mulcahy school? It nev er made a move In that direction until the property owner whose offer to do nate land for a shoot is now sneered at with some of Lis neighbors, called upon the department of education a few weeks ago and - demanded that suitable approaches be provided to the building. Mayor Elton, who presided, said It was difficult to get in there on account of the enormous land damages which would naturally be claimed by parties whose land would be taken. It was at this session that mention was made of a street at another point Vnthinr ncr wur said about such a thing before. Why, then, were not ' these streets taken In hand for the past two years -when nobody had even hinted that one be made any place else? We should be pleased to hoar what Mr Blakeslee thinks of that Mul cahy school muddle. He' weut down there with other members of the board, considered what had been done a mistake, has said so repeatedly since and unless he has degenerated since he got the nominatjn for mayor, he is candid enough to Repeat it now. Sena tor Tracy is gooA authority on this question. He or ns considerable prop erty there andiben asked. St a board meeting whathe knewi about this matter, said Mat the transfer of the property fotfthe school was made through thf .school board and that the grades we furnished by the engi neer. Nobody In authority to act in that cspWty ordered these streets laid outnobody authorized the con structlrA of sewers andr.Werfan.W In ou of these approaches, but all this work was done. Who did it? Mr I,ownde of the bureau of engineering ran the lines and gave the levels for the sewer and water main. Who in structed Mr Lowndes to do this? The board of public works never passed such an order and the aldermen were not consulted about It, either. TELL THE TRUTH, RALPH. , Come, now, Ralph, hear witness to the truth. Wasn't the condition created at the Mulcahy achool a revelation to you and to every other member of the board? Didn't the engineer deny em phatically, even up to the last meet ing of the former board, that anything had been done which would nccessP tats the laying out of streets In cer tain places, although It later developed that at the time a water main and ewer had been constructed through a grass patch and an understanding en tered into with Mr Tracy that In time this would be a public street? Ralph, don't you remember going down there with the board and ordering Mr Tracy to discontinue making the street In question? Don't you recollect Mr "Whiting inquiring who owned the wa ter main and who set the hydrant there? Why, every member of the city government Is familiar with the sharp deal played not only on one property owner, but on the whole dis trict In the Mulcahy acbool street mat ter. We suggest that the Republican ask Ralph Blakeslee If he knew whnt was being done there on the street question. If Ralph does not rare to talk, J. C. Whiting. F. W. Chesson, Tn!l Mahaney and the city records can be consulted and the facts put be fore the public In such a way that even the blind may see. BALDWIN STREET GRADE. In their .campaigning tour the re publicans have seen all they want long the Watertown road and out A Matter of Heed There is a quality in Royal Baking Powder which pro motes digestion. This pecu liarity of Royal has been noted by physicians, and they accordingly use and recommend it exclusively. or saki Mwctt ea, tw y&m. East Main street. They are now sight seeing on Baldwin street and in Brook lyn. They had better drive slow else they may get tipped over and get seri ously hurt. Nearly two years ago the trolley company agreed to lay tracks lu Baldwin street to the Pearl Lakes road. No conditions were imposed and no supervision was exercised over the company when it commenced opera tions with the result that the rails were laid to a grade to suit the company In stead of to the grade of the street, a: the contract provided. As a conse ouence the street is practically impass able at points and will have to be at tended to before long at a large outlay which will come out of the pockets of the taxpayers. When asked regarding the unsatisfactory condition on Bald win street since the rails were laid, Mr Cairns replied that he knew noth ing about It, adding that the company never went near him to inquire about the grade. Since that time the commis sioners of public works and everybody who drives over it have been constant ly finding fault and everybody who Is at all familiar with the situation knows that with a little inspection on the part of the city all this could have been avoided. Property owners on the lower end of the line wanted a forty foot street, but corporate interests de manded a wider one and when this be came known the wishes of the people who had built comfortable homes for themselves and their families , were relegated to the rear. I ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS. . Why is , it that the entire district south of Stone street has to be content with a single fire alarm box, while the city is con structing a new engine house In the half taxation district in another part of the town? During the past few years more houses have been burned to the ground In that neighborhood than in U the other sections of the city, with the exception of those de stroyed the night of the big conflagra tion, and yet the present administra tion, even after a vote of the aldermen, refused to spend a dollar towards pro tecting property In that neighborhood from fire. Why is it that streets In that part of Waterbury for which the abutting property owners have paid In all their assessments receive so lit tle attention, while streets In- other parts of the town that have not been ordered worked at all have occupied so much of the time and attention of the business administration? Why is it that money received in this way from working men IS used to develop property for real estate speculators lu more favored sections? What Is the reason that police officers go in pair in other parts of Waterbury while the presence of an officer Is something of a surprise in the south end? The city spends over $50,000 for policing Wa terbury, but precious little of it Is ex pended in the south end. Evidently the business administration takes the ground that people In that district don't want police protection, have ,notblng worth protecting frnvtfcexavi ages of fire, and don't kpow-a brush lot from a macadam roao ' Whattther explanation can be given regarding streets when for the past two years children attending one of the public schools have to reach the building as trespassers? This was a Condition that could not be remedied by the former administration, because it went out of office before the work was completed. For the same reason, that Is bellevln? the people didn't know the difference, none of the crossings in that part of the town were cleaned last winter, with the exception of the one opposite the rectory- of St Francis Xavlers church, and yet for some reason not generally known they look for a big vote from "the hill." They boast about the macadam road. Why, all the money with the exception of a few dollars appropriated for this Baldwin street surface hardening was appropri ated by democratic hoards, and the only thins: republicans had to do was spend it which they did grudgingly. They tell us that the macadam on Baldwin street needed top dressing when Klldult went out of office two years ago. Very likely this is true, but what nave tney oeen aoing since r Why In thunder didn't the business ad ministration fix it the nrst tnmg in stead of letting it stand for two long years and then try to make a political card out of their own Indifference to the welfare of a district where they are seeking votes? GOOD ROAD8 FOR AUTOS. ' But we must stop about that Bald win street question and take a run over to Brooklyn with our friends, tb enemy. They tell us that Brooklyn was left at the mercy of fire until tht business administration gave it an abundant water supply. Fiddlesticks! Whoever Is doing this talking must be working for Thorns. Wasn't it the democrats that built that beautiful en gine house on Washington avenue, pushed the larger water main In that direction as far as the appropriation warranted and left things so that their successors' were obliged to complete them. The present city administration initiated nothing In the way of a pub lic improvement for Brooklyn. If they had such a soft spot in their hearts for Brooklyn why ddn't they go over there with the high service in stead of through the northern part ft the city? What's the reason some, of the money spent to convert the Mld dlebury road into a boulevard for the accommodation of a few millionaires was not put out on South Leonard street, where it would be a great ac commodation to hundreds of working people? They accuse democrats of holding up appropriations for macadam roads. This is true, but why was this so? The democrats believed that a share of this' money should be spent nearer the center of population than clear out on the Middlebury road, where a Waterbury man rarely visits. The democrats would put some of it on South Leonard street and other streets that have been neglected, but the business administration and the re publican board of aldermen had. little consideration for the wishes of the man on foot when they heard the mag netic voice of the gentleman in the auto car en route to his summer Jonie at Quassapaug.. REILEY WAS COMPETENT. The reference to Mr Relley In the campaign Issue is rather unfortunate for the republican side of the house and shows that the campaign is large ly in the hands of men not familiar with Mr Reiley's record as a public official and a private man. As a pri vate citizen he Is the peer of the best man in the community and his public record speaks for itself. What was it that prompted some of the wise beads of the present administration to .re mark early in Its history that it was too bad that it wasn't fortunate enough to have a superintendent of streets of Mr Reiley's calibre so that it might be able to make the best possible show ing? With considerably less money at his disposal and hampered by hos tile elements he kept the streets in good condition and when his term of office expired he stepped aside and Im mediately commenced to do something else, and no committee had to be ap pointed to follow him up for anything that belonged to the public. ,Mr Relley proved himself an honest, competent official In every position he has filled, and as he Is not seeking anything from Blakeslee or Thorns there is no rea son why his name should be dragged Into the present contest no more than others who have acted for the city In the past and did their work well. .The democrats will have a rally In Watervllle to-morrow night. There will be a mass meeting of the Hebrew Democratic club at 218 North Main street, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Addresses will be made in English and Hebrew.. The republicans are a cute set. They have not even budged about the real sharp edges which appear In Candidate Thorns' speech of accept ance. Isn't It funny that none of them has asked . what Mr Thorns meant when be called attention to unpaid city assessments? Whew, but how they would make things hum if Jtr, Blakeslee had been in a position !to say such thing about a deffioWnt. But never mlud that it's a small mat ter anyway. - The democrats will be lucky If the republicans don't come along some of these line days and set up the claim that they deserve some credit for the high water service which put city water within the reach of people on the upper end of Dublin street and other sections of the city, although the whole plan was worked out and the money to do it with provided for be fore the business administration came Into newer. Mayor Ellton reminded the department of public works of this fact when be submitted a report on this matter signed by himself and Mr Cairns. The mayor very modestly re marked as he put forward the docu ment that the only connection he had with it was to substitute bis name for that of Mayor Kllduff, who with the engineer bad done all the preliminary work. Even at that some will tell you that the business administration in augurated the elevated water service. There is no truth at all in this. HOW A LICENSE WAS SAVED ' Old Znglish Public House Maintained to Provide for If.w Business. For many weeks during last winter an odd sight was to be seen dally In High Holborn. Ia the 'center of a great area of recently demolished buildings stood a small wooden shanty, relates Stray Stories. At 12 o'clock the door was opened, and a solitary customer entered. In side he found an ordinary small coun ter, behind which was a bartender. The customer called for a pint of beer and the attendant carefully meas ured out an Imperial pint This was paid for and consumed to the . last orop; the customer then retired; the bartender followed, locked up, and the little hut remained empty and desert ed until midday on the following day, when the same thing took place again. The reason of this performance was that one of the demolished buildings was an old public house, known as the Coach and Horse. The new purchasers Intend to Include a licensed restaurant In the buildings which they are erect ing upon the old site, and In order to preserve the license they erected this wooden hut In order to carry on the business, and thus preserve the license. Baby's Sbse. k baby's nose Is a good deal like a Jpiece of putty and caa be changed aad molded according to the wishes of the mother or nurse. A nice straight lit tle nose caa be made oat of the meet pronounced pug by means of a little pressure several times a day. Smooth from top to tip. and smooth very gent ly. Outstanding ears ran be corrected by making a little cap of tapes and ty ing about the child's bead daring sleep IA child should shed Its first teeth at 'about the seventh or eighth year. II la aevsr too early to take care of tht baby teeth aad all email ehlldrca should be taQcnt to brash the teeth Bight and moralcg. The bcaaty of the toecosd test depends very nveh vpon tht cart that Is gjvn the Crrt art Harding's 2-74 South Main st, ' J ' Telephone 220. The nightly frosts are not far away and if we want flowers In our homes this winter we must go to work and pot them before the frosts nip them. The proper way Is to pot flowers and leave them out of doors as long as the weather will permit We have Flower Pots, all sizes, from 24 inch to 16 Inch. Jones, Morgan IonesrMorgate;& Company DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Well Known Pssple Who Who Bee Called Away. The funeral of Edward Dean took place this morning from the family residence on Soutn Main street with a mass of requiem at St Francis Xavler's church by Father Cnrtln and Interment In new St Joseph's ceme tery. The bearers were PatrlckToublll, Robert Hampton, James Cosgrove, James Dwyer, James Crean and Fat rick Mulvaney. The floral tributes In cluded a pillow marked "Husband" from the widow of the deceased; standing wreath, local aerie of Eagles; standing cross, D. E. Carroll; stand ing wreath. D. M. O'Brien ind fam ily; ttie Misses Hartnett; standing wreath lettered "Shopmates" employ es of Randolph & Clowes. The funeral of Fatrlck McGrath took place this morning from bis late home on Poplar avenue with a mass of requiem at 8t Patrick's church and Interment in new St Joseph's ceme tery. The bearers were Patrick Ken nerney, Patrick HIckey, Edward Bag ley, David Corcoran, John Doran and Patrick Troy. The floral tributes In cluded a pillow marked "Father" from the family; cross, brass departmeut of the Waterbury Button company; wreath, Annie Brown: wreath, Mr and Mrs Robert Walker; wreath, Mr and Mrs I. Cnrtln; open book, em ployes of E. Somers room at the plant of the Scovill Manufacturing company: basket of roses, Mrs EH Strong; mound, baby Horn; wreath, Mrs B. A. Lester and Mrs I. C. Ivers. Bridgeport: pillow, Mrs Thlllp Daly and Patrick Kennemey; bouquets. Rose Lyons, Mr and Mrs Bloom Held. Jennie Casey, Kltti Doyle, Mary Troy and Miss MeCullora. The funeral of Edward Fitzgerald took place this momlDg from his late home on Beacon street with a mass of requiem at Bt Thomas' church by Father Crowley and Interment In new St Joseph's cemetery. The bearer were E. L. B reason and E. P. Rob inson from Court Hamilton, F. of A.: John F. Bossldy and Thomas Dowllng representing Connecticut lodge, A. O. H. W.: Henry Cunningham and E. A. Deegsn from Sheridan council, K. of C. The floral offerings Included a pillow from the family: standing wreath from bis sisters; standing wreath. Mr and Mrs Dalton and fam llv: wreath. Mrs M. Burns snd fam ily; mound. E. J. ManvUle Msrhlne company:' crnae and anchor, A. O. I. W.: croes. Colts Athletic club; bou quets. Mr and Mrs M. J. Moore. Ed ward GalTin. J. J. Kan. Mrs C. Horl gsn. Mrs Miller and daughter. Mr and Mrs P. Barry. PpUs of St Tbnm- parochial school, ninth grade: Ella Handrom, Mr snd Mrs O. E. Lara ebrt. The out f town relatives pres ent were Mr and Mre W. J. Smith of New York; E. J. and Ella Htndrom. Falkwtoo. X. T. Msorire. John snl Isn!et MnlTlUe. Richard Imnyan. Daniel O'Counell. Tuootby O'Onoor and Kora Brwnabaa, Jtorfolk; Timo thy Gaffney, Mill River, Mass. TV Evenint Decsorrmt H tt Fo ple o Paper. The price Is 2c a enpy, 42c a month. f3 a year, tr COAL will be higher later In the season and therefore you should buy now. If you will fill your bin with some of our All Rail Lehigh Coal you will save MON ET because it is very hard, lasts much longer, gives more heat and will burn better than any other coal. We de liver clean coal. Let us prove the above by buying of John McEIIlgott. Office No 60 South Main With Fitzpatrlck & Gloster - Second Anniversary Sale. Special on Boston Ferns. Ones selling for 50 cts will go for 25 cts, 75 cts for 35 cts and fi.oo for 65 cts. Saxe and Floto, FLORISTS, X06 SOUTH MAIN STREBfc Telephone 249-2. Opp Grand. & Company the Best and Most Modern Boys Store in Connecticut. ' Everythlug - boys wear from hats to shoes day or night the only complete boys store in Waterbury. Our "Hercules" double wear suits for school al ways lead the procession; they're built to lead. J2.48, 2.85, 3.45, 3.85, 4.45 and 4.85. Double breasted and Norfolk Knicker bocker suits In a handsome range of clever nev fabrics, $5 to $10. Hats, caps, sweaters, hose, underwear, gloves, shirts, collars and cravats too. Flower Pots All sizes from 4 in to 12 in. They are made of cla and we sell them cheap as dirt FRANK E. FENNER'S 78 SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone. COAL ALSO WOOD AND CBABCOaU ' JOHN BYRON. Yard near Plume ft Atwood. TJptowa office with J. U. DsTersaaa ft Co, SS Bast lfals street NOTICE. LILIAN lARIE LOUGBLIX Will give Instruction on the Piano at ber home, IS O RANGE COURT, ON AXD AFTER SEPTEMBER Ih 9-1 Im Perhaps You Think yon know where to btiy gnM Feed? But let os tell ynq that nnleee yon are givinr t'R jtwr order fnr HAY. BTRAW. CORX. OATS. ETC, yoa are aot getting the best la the market. KewVork Gra?n,tniFeelStJre Meadow, cor Bask st A, jnLLSSB, Pnrj, 11. 1U3. ThB Reid & Hughes Dry Goods CovJ TELEPHONE 413. Don't abuse your eyes. are subject to PROF, COULTER. For Wednesday Night and AH Day Thursday. Double Coated Enameled Ware reg. Spec price, ial. 5 quart Berlin Saucepans, 23c 15c 4 quart Berlin Saucepans, 29c 19c 6 quart Berlin Saucepans, 35c 23e 8 quart Berlin Saucepans, 45c 29c 3 quart Preserving Kettle, 15c 9c 4 quart Preserving Kettle, 19c 12c 3 pint Buckets, ' 17c 14c 2 quart Buckets, 25c 19c 10 quart Dish Pan, 35c 25c 3 quart Lipped Saucepan, 15c 11c 4 quart Lipped Saucepan, 19c 13c 3 plnt Tea or CofTee Pot, 17c 14e 2 "quart Tea or Coffe Pot, 19c 17c 3 quart Tea or Coffee Pot, 25c 19c No 7 Tea Kettle, 35c 25c Chambers, 25c 14c Wash Basin, , 19c 9c "Our School Shoes Teaoh a Good Shoe Lesson." SEND YOUR CHILD - TO SCHOOL HAPPY. And this Is possible 'only when the little scholar trots off to school with bis or ber feet comfortably encased In a pair of stylish. EZIB fitting shoes. . An army of children are fitted up here every season. Their happj faces would testify to the comfort of our shoes. Bring in the boys and girls; we'll please them with style and you with durability and price. Children's Shoes, sices B'4 to 8H. In kid and box cs!f 49c M Uses' School Soes In fine kid and box calf 98c Misses' Goodyear, welt School Shoes ..... ...i.,... $1.25 Youths' School Shoes, sizes 8 to 1314 98c Bovs' extremely durable School Sboea $1.50 We carry the famous "EDUCATOR" and "ROBERT DI3P Shoes for children. Frank the Shoeman, mi Would you like something nice for Dinner lo-morrow? ----- TRY SOMD OF OUR APPLE DU THEM EXCELLENT AND TASTY Trott Baking Co. 122 East Mala Street, West Main, corner North Riverside Street. 4 LOOK OVER THE PAPERS and see If you And anyone else selling S gnd S feed SS UK AIXJ nunta FEED. You will baTe a hard Job to And It fur there Is nothing better made. Feed It in not or row weainer and your horses wia grow fit no mat ter what work tber do. BUFFALO POULTRY POOD ia anally good for tli fowl morning mash. TAN-A-CE-A Is aa eicellent tonic for laying hens. The Piall Mill Go. 80 BEX EDICT ST. WATER BURT. F. BUCK, LiSies' vA Gents Tailoring, ro Scrta Mils It, TtUvfco&s O. (tsrtFory, Coca, If they water, feel weak, if you headaches consult ' EXAMINATION FREE, SUNDRIES. 8 bars Export Soap for . 25 cents 6 bars Fatrbanks fairy Soap for 25c J 6 pkgs. Fakbank Gold Dust for 25c 7 pkgs. Grandma's Washing Pow der for 25 ccuts Large can Chloride of Lime for 7c Large can Potash for 7c Bon Ami, a cake, C cents Sapollo, 6 cents Large bottle Silver Cream, 39 cents Quart bottle of .Ammonia, 7 ceuts -Quart bottle of Bluing, 4 cents ' Mashlne Oil, 5 ceuts Prestollne Brass Polish, 25 cents 6-5-4 Stove Lustre, 25 cents Enamellne, 4 cents Sun Paste, 4 cents Clothes Line, 1 cent a yard Clothes Pins, 1 cent a dozen 7 pkgs. on rolls Toilet Paper for 25c Lithograph Pillow Tops, the reg ular 50 rents kind, 25 cents each Rose Head, Autumn Leaf, Motherf Goose, r Gossip. Burnt Leather i 'Novelties, Pipe Racks, Memo Pads, Shaving - -Paper, a regular 25 cent ar ticle for'., 10 cents New shapes In Cake Plates and Salad Bowls, green border with floral design, Special 30c each MPL1NGS. YOU WILL FIND EATING. At It Aca In Now ready for fall and winter trade. While prepared to tsks ordars for Fnr Garments, Muffs, Boas, etc, would suggest that you bring la your garments that need repairing before the rush. L TRUDELL, PRACTICAL FURRIER. 103 So Main St rJpfcooe 27-4. SEPTEMBER Ilirk! a aound like distant tbusilor, Murderer, may thy malice fill! Torn from all they tore asunder. Wldow'd birds around us waH. Aa the birds are kS'ed they mutt N cooked. Browa'a QUICK FIRE Chir- coal la the beet fuel to broil er rostt gsme. COAL Ceal Order stM'5i te. Lmt ftea st ew office. 11 genu Kala st. Frank Miller & Co