Newspaper Page Text
iWATEItBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1008.
1 ' 7 Tl2 CUurEE CILL f :rl Le-rJ Cpltha is Askel. , The committee appointed by the board ot Onanca consisting of Martin Seal), Isadore Chaie and A. E, Lord to consider the bill ot Colonel Bur pee, amounting to f 14,0 00, for ser vice In connection with the sewage disposal caie, la not satisfied that the back assessment question la An ally dlaposed of, notwithstanding that the city attorney advised former boarda to that effect and be Is still of tbe same opinion. But In view of the general feeling that the city la not debarred from reopening that case at any time it so desired tbe committee does not- feel warranted In taking action on Colonel Burpee's bill now before them without some further investigation as to whether or not tbe assessment matter is set tled. During Mr Elton's adminis tration Colonel Burpee entered Into an agreement with the board of fin ance whereby he would employ an expert accountant to go over the books and agree to abide by, his find ing provided the city would do the same. .The expert was to be satis factory to the city and to be paid by Colonel Burpee. The proposition was accepted by the board ot finance and approved by the aldermen. It waa also a part of the compact that Colonel Burpee Ale with the comptroller a bond of $11,000 pend ing the investigation. The colonel filed such a bond. Mr Manvel of New York was agreed upon as the expert and he reported that the con dition of the books was such they did not show that Colonel Burpee had collected any funds belonging to tbe city for which he had not in some way accounted. The report was something of a disappointment in some quarters and City Attorney Kellogg was asked for an opinion as to whether It was -final and bind ing on the city and he informed the aldermen that it was final and that the city was bound by It. The re port was finally accepted and order ed oft file by the aldermen. At this same meeting Colonel Burpee pre sented & check for $15,000 which h claimed was more than he owed, but he wanted to give the city the ben efit of every reasonable doubt. Tha check was also accepted. Very lit tle was heard about the matter since until Colonel Burpee presented his bill and people came forward and suggested that payment be deferred until the back assessment question was settled. The bill is a big one, bat so tar as can be learned the committee would not hesitate about recommending that It be paid were it not for the other matter. The city has evidence to show that some thing in the neighborhood of $11, 000 was collected by Colonel Burpee or his agents, most of which is still charged against those who paid It on the comptroller's books. ' Wheth er Colonel Burpee turned this money over to the city or not is something this committee Is not trying to find out. : They were not appointed for that purpose and they are not ex pressing an opinion on It,? but they do want to know if the account is closed. They owe this to them selves as well as to the city. With a view of getting legal opin ion on the question outside any heard from in the past the commit tee has had all the votea passed on this matter submitted to three at torneys, John O'Neill, James EI. Rus sell and Charles O. Root, who will render a joint opinion as to whether the report ot the expert was final and the city stopped from further Action in that direction. Nothing will be done about Colonel Burpee's bill until this opinion is submitted. Aside from the city's and Colonel Burpee's interest in the case,- the people who paid and still have the Charges standing against them are entitled (o some consideration. It the officials who claim they settled the matter so far as Colonel Burpee was concerned wanted to make - a clean Job of it, why did they leave taxpayers who had receipts to show that they had paid to stew over the mlxupT Surely they were not at fault. If it should turn out that the Incident is closed it is hoped that the present board of aldermen will instruct the comptroller to cross oft all these items according as people come forward and show their re ceipts. If this had been done at the time the experts report was acted Upon that would have been the end of it, but so long as the account Is open it ig bound to crop up one in so often, and it would be better to settle it how one way of the other, than let It drag along for another five or ten years. . I - FATHER IGNATIUS DEAD. Famous Anglican Monk of Lianthonv V Abbev. . London, Oct 17. Joseph Leycester Lyne, Father Ignatius, monk and su perior at Llanthony Abbey, Abergav enny, Eng. died yesterday." ji." Boston, Oct 17. When Father Ig natius visited Boston a controversy rose over his standing as a clergy man of the English church and he was refused a license to preach in local pulpits. He then engaged old Horticultural hall, where he held ser vices every night and three times on Sundays for several weeks. He was 71 years of age. He ' was T prdalned a priest in the Anglican church in 180. He was an extreme ' Catholic and an advocate of the celi bacy of Clergymen, but never left the Anglican church. THE GARGAX FUNERAL Solemn High Mass la Holy Cross . Cathedral. Boston, Oct. 17. The funeral of the late Thomas Gargan, one of the leading lawyers of the 8uffolk bar. and a former member of the Boston Transit commission, took place yes terday at the cathedral ot the Holy Cross. Mr Gargan died in Germany daring the summer and the body reached thla city a few daya ago. - Solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Vicar General Patter eon, with Archbishop O'Connell. pre siding; on the arcbeplscopal throne. In the audience were members of the :clty government, representative 'law yers, and delegations from many so cieties. as top im n. Some Stray Leaves from Reportar! Note Dook. When the children of St Peter's school ,In last week's bridge celebra tion at Hartford, marched past the grand stand with the badge of mourning on their arms for the late Bishop Tlerney, whose remains were then lying in state at the rectory on Farmlngton avenue, a bush of sym pathy fell upon' tbe throng; spon taneously the entire audience arose, uncovered and stood silent, out ot re spect for blm whose loss they all with the children mourned. The As You Like It Man thinks that Waterbury will soon be the "City ot Lights" if tbe business men continue to Illuminate their build ings during tbe evenings. In Ex change place and along Bank street there is a flood of light at nlgbt now. Weasel's big arc lights were atone in their brilliancy a few weeks ago but now they have tbe powerful arc lights on top of The Elton In front of the Reld ft Hughes's store and also In trout of Hampson-Sel-lew's to keep them .In company. These with the electric arch which will soon be erected at the Grand street square wllK make that section the brightest portion of tbe town. ''. The order of the Connecticut company which forbids all riding on the front platform of cars is carried out to the letter although the cor poration loses an occasional nickel by the rule. The As You Like It Man saw a man get oft the car a few nights ago when the conductor told him he could not ride in front. He evidently yas a atranger. He was not smoking. But if the new rule has made more room for the motor man .it has made It much more disagreeable for the conductor and passengers. The rear platform is generally loaded with men now who would be in front if the rules per mitted. It is a case of pushing one's way through a crowd which seems to be all feet and elbows. Although cats are considered the greatest disturbers during the night the As You Like It Man is ot the opinion they are not nearly as bad as an automobile which anchored on a public street keeps puffing away for hours. ' One evening during the past week a big machine with a big engine stopped on oner of tbe prom inent street of the city and for more thai two hours it made more noise than an army of cats.- True the racket was not as ear piercing as a group of the night criers but It was such that almost everybody in the neighborhood must have been awakened from their slumbers. There should be an ordinance of some kind which would prevent an automobile from standing for hours on a street, with its engine going at full blast. , The As You Like It Man happened to be In a dry goods store during the past week, the millinery depart ment, when a voune woman entered with an extreme hat which soon had everybody in the place looking. A few moments later another woman. a trifle older than the first, at least she was unless her appearance was deceptive, came hustling in with a swishing ot skirts. She was about to purchase a new hat. She natur ally knew not what she really want ed,- but when she glanced at the striking chapeau on Miss Attractive she immediately came to the conclu slon that she wanted a duplicate of that. - So eager was the woman to tell the clerk that she wished a hat like that on that young - woman over there," the lady with the pret ty headpiece became aware that she was the subject of their conversa tion. It took her only the twinkling of an eye lash to realise that her hat was about to be copied so she grace fully stepped behind one of the dummies on the floor. The clerk was puzzled for when the young lady moved her hat was only partly visible, i The clerk a short time later went over In the direction of the dummy pretending there was something nearby which she wanted Just about that time the young lady with the odd hat must have finished her business for she left the floor in a hurry.. .The woman who was going to purchase a new hat was not smiling when the As You Like It Man left, and the clerk seemingly was having a difficult time trying to get her interested. 0AKV1LIE HAPPENINGS C. L. Warner has returned from a business trip to Boston. - The village schools were closed yesterday owing to the teachers' con vention at New Haven. Mrs W. D. Place has Teturned from Walnut Beach; where she has been spending the summer. - Miss Josephine Clark of Holden, Mass, is a visitor at the home of Mr and Mrs F. T Allen on Falls avenue. Mrs A. H. Mattoon, accompanied by her son Dwlght, la visiting for a tew days with relatives in Guernsey town. Frank Reynolds had the misfor tune to drop a heavy cake ot ice on his foot yesterday and la unable to attend to his usual occupation a re sult ' Edward Bellmore, who spent the summer months in Canada, has re turned to Oakville, where he ex pects to secure employment and will later bring his family here. The voters of the South school dis trict held another meeting last night at which practically nothing was ac complished and adjournment was taken to next Friday -evening, when the -school matters will be further discussed. , .George Foster hss moved his fam ily from P. F. Broderick's tenement On Newton Heights to J. D. Kenne dy's tenement on Main street. Mr Broderick's tenement Is to be occu pied by a family from Waterbury, who moved part of their goods yes terday. Work Nearly- Completed. Tbe Warren Bros Co of Boston has finished iu work on North Willow street and la now laying the to dressing on West Main street. The greater part of the West Main street job Is finished and within a short time the company wilt complete its contract la this city. , FCUTICAL FOISITERS EfpstllcisiBBihUlUUy'lllJ Bclslerlatj UpLoil Ctnsc Republicans are in a quandary just now. Tbelr candidate for gov ernor Is getting it right and left and much of tbe ensure emanates from republican sources. Tbe submarine investigation. In the opinion of Lil ley's colleagues showed htm to be no fit man for either congress or the governor's chair, and naturally the republicans of Connecticut do not want him. It was eommon talk on tbe streets during tbe last munici pal campaign that Congressman Lllley was an active worker In the republican party and was tbe origin ator of many of the letters which so maliciously attacked Mayor Thorns; charges which were In no way true but which were made by inuendo. These letters and communications were such that vote after vote was turned to Mayor Thorns. But the circumstances are entirely different In this campaign. There are no anonymous letter writers; prominent men throughout tbe state are coming out under their own signatures and stating that Congressman George L. Lllley Is no fit man to be governor. They are not sending their broad side from a dark corner and sneak ing away after trying to hit a man In the dark. Their shooting is done in broad dag light and they are apparently taking a very good aim, for their target appears to be fluttering and is not soaring nearly as high as a few weeks ago. The republicans have no grounds what soever to play the part of the quit ter and if they are unable to defend their candidate because of the over whelming facts tbst are against him, it is their own fault. It is not be cause of any-abuse that 'Is being heaped upon him. From the latest developments of the letter writing between Congressman Lllley and President Roosevelt the friends of the former are evidently trying to make a liar out of the "my policies" 'man. ' , : Samuel George of East Hawkins street was made a voter yesterday and he celebrated the event with a supper to his friends. George made a great- speech in which he said he Is an American citizen and a dem ocratic man and he will . vote for Byran and Robertson, and if he can do any more than that for the dem ocratic party he would like to know It. He was given a rousing cheer. George has a number of boys, all natives and all promising democrats too. Judge Cowell kept his court In session all day today to give appli cants for the first and'seebnd papers of citizenship a hearing. Quite a number went through but they will not be able to vote at the coming election, their applications not hav ing been on the flit the statutory period. ' ' - , . . C. H. Cables, the real estate dealer is a candidate for comptroller on the prohibition ticket. Mr Cables is not making as much fuss over the honor thrust upon him as his neighbor, Mr Lllley, but all the same his chance of election is better than that of the republican candidate. . " The present campaign is conspicu ous because of tbe absence of ban ners of either party. Generally dur ing a national campaign both the re publicans and democrats have big banners floating in the air, but this year the committees must have de cided it was a useless waste of money The republican machine endeavors to make a mountain out of the fact that a fireman named William G. Russell was not a voter in Water bury. Russell, though not a voter until yesterday, when he was "made" by the board of registration in the city court room,' has long been a resident here and never held any official or political position. Deputy Coroner Walter D. Makepeace was also made a voter here yesterday. It was only recently ne became a legal resident of the state. Through the machinations of republican politics and politicians he waa appointed to the office of deputy coroner, and it was intimated at one time that he was a candidate for the nomination for representative on tbe republican ticket even before he was a citizen or a voter. A resident may be a citizen and yet not a voter, but only under republican macblne politics can a man who Is neither a voter nor a citizen bold office. Mr Makepeace came here from New York and. had scarcely hung out his shingle' to do business when be was appointed to the office of deputy coroner. President Roosevelt has felt called upon to correct a false impression ot bis interest in the Lllley campaign which Mr Lllley caused to be circu lated throughout the state of Con necticut. Mr Lllley now says that If the president will consent to the pub lication ot the full text of the unpub lished letter he will give it out. It Is entirely unnecessary that he should do so. The facts are these and we know whereof we speak. The cor respondence was begun by Mr Lll ley, who wrote to the president ask ing htm to recall the commendation he had given Mr Lilley In April after that gentleman had made a speech on naval expenditures. Not knowing to what speech Mr Lllley alluded, the president wrote to him to send him a copy that he might refresh his memory. This Lllley did and it was to the conversation bad . between them In the white house that tbe let ter printed alludes and has no refer ence whatever to Mr Lllley'a present political status. President Roosevelc says definitely that in seeking to twist that conversation into a present day endorsement of Mr Lilley a can didacy tor governor he was guilty ot misrepresentation. The Journal Courier Is quite willing to lei the case rest there and we gladly trans fer to President Roosevelt the tssk of further correcting Mr Lillet's ex traordinary methods of political con duct We submit, however, la con clusion that Mr LIHey owes the elec torate ot Connecticut an apology, and that the newspapers which presented his early statements to their readers as a presidential mark of approval should explain to those same readers that they were unconsciously Im posed upon. The Journal-Courier did Order Your Coal In advance of your needs. The quality of our is superior to all others and the de mand for it is very great. orncE - 60 South Main Street, WITH IHPERIAL Shoe Store. (Down Three Steps.) GENERAL FIRE INSURANCE AND . STEAMSHIP AGENCY. Full Information concerning any ocean voyage cheerfully furnished, and complete arrangements made for any class of passage. Travelers' checks and forelga money orders issued to any part of the world MRS JOHN RYAN, 507 North Main St Telephone 507-12 that when impo'sed upon by the al leged Tilson letter several weeks ago. What is sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander. New Haven Journal-Courier. ' LI I Icy Raps Local Democrats. Congressman Lilley was in Shelton last evening. He dropped the utility commission and the "wish you suc cess in your career" subjects, and took a rap at Waterbury democrats. Here is what he said: In my home city of Waterbury the democratic party maintains as odious a machine, organized largely on the Tammany system, as has ever exist ed. Every democratic office holder, even down to the janitors ot the schools, is compelled to pay to the democratic town committee a share of his wages, which in some cases are barely sufficient for the needs of his family, the penalty for failure so to do being dismissal. There was never such a complete and undisguised system of machine politics, ot spoils government, in the state of Connecticut. The state cen- Itral committee knows it and hopes to prone oy u in mis campaign, ana yei Its delegated platform writers gather in state convention and pharasalcal ly accuse the republican party, thanking God, in the language of the historic prayer in the temple, that they are not as these other men. If there are any democrats in this city that feel like voting for Lllley after that break then the party can well afford to let them slide. Waterbury's Largest Outfitters Lehigh Jones, Morgan &Co. Jnc. Clothing for the "Boys The Kind That Looks Well, Wears Well and at Right Prices. KNICKERBOCKER SUITS $2.45 to $7.50 STRAIGHT PANTS SUITS 98c to $3.00 Originally $1.95 to $6.00. JUST ONE 1.2 HALF PRICE R. R. HARDER: & Go lOB BANK STREET. At Manufacturers Prices Mattresses, Pillows, Coaches, Brass and Iron Beds, Rugs. Oil Cloths, etc We manufacture all our own mat tresses, pillows, etc. We save too money. Hair and Cotton Mattresses made over. Waterbury Being i; Co. 250 East Main Street. INSURANCE- , n.o.B.xuiMruMi, rua. . j Chicago jzzZZT 'nimois? CAPTTAL SoSSSOTfWNDED 1885 ArtiU end liberal date htnmmia ' Jaw fade Qmllnmtal Policies Mote j nucue or paaunv mvwoum or ttHika of lowest Mceuu- C. H0EGAN. District Manager,-95 Bank Street. Waterbury. Conn. BASKETS of all kinds at prices you can't afford to overlook. Willow clothes baskets 65c, 75c, 85c and SI; square splint clothes baskets 65c, 75c, 85c and $1; willow hampers $1, $1.60 and $2; willow scrap baskets 35c, 40c, 50c, 60c and 75c; fancy scrap baskets 25c, 50c, 75c and $1; sewing baskets 25c, 50c and 76c; market baskets 7c, 25c and 50c. Look in our north window, now filled with a variety of fancy baskets. FENNER'S, 18 SOCTH MAIN ST. Telephone 18S-. to Man and Boy Hats to Shoes. Some Remarkable Values in Fine All Worsteds Suits at $15.00. We say remarkable because these suits are distinctly far from the commonplace offerings at $15.00. Patterns range from the dark browns to, the Mouse grays, fog, taupe, smoke, elephant and olive shades with fine serge linings. YOU Should DEAL With US BECAUSE We offer the largest stock to select from, the best goods for the least money, and the result of sixteen years experience and study of these things A look in our windows will convince you. SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK Ladies' $2.50 Shoes, Gun Metal and Patent Colt in Blucher and Button up to date styles $1.98. If you men tion this advertisement. FRANK, The Shoeman 156, 158 and 160 South Main Street. Telephone 173-2. COAL and WOOD Orders promptly delivered. .... Yard, 179 South Leonard street. Office 6 Bank St, Exchange Place. One Flight Up. Tel. FRANK FLAMMIA & CO. Bonds & Stocks Local investments a ineoialty. HOLMES & BULL Successors to C. L. HOLMES &CO. . Holmes Building Grmn! Street Manufacturers National Bank General Banking, American Express Orders, Safe Deposit Boxes, Foreign Drafts. Dept. of Education FREE EVENING SCHOOLS The Evening Schoolg will open In the High, Crott and Duggan Schools Monday, October 19, 1908. Sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings from 7:15 to 9:16 P- - j '.'. .. : HIGH SCHOOL C0UESE. ' Studies: 1 year Algebra, English History. 2 year Algebra, half; Geometry, half; Ancient History. 3 year Geometry, United States His tory, and Civics. English Literature and Composition throughout tbe three years. Students may enter any class for which they are qual ified. GRAMMAR SCHOOL COURSE. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Grammer and Composition, Geogra phy, U. S. History and Civics. Spell ing. Four Years Course Students may enter any class for which they are qualified. DRAWING COURSES. Mechanical Drawing: 1 year Sketching and Models, simple Ma cblne Drawing, etc. 2 year Screw Threads, Projections, Detail Drawing etc. Free-band drawing Pencil, Charcoal, Water Color and Oil. Two years' course. - CHEMISTRY COURSE. A two Tears' Course In Experi mental Chemistry. COMMERCIAL COURSE. Penmanship, Arithmetic, Book keeping. Stenography, Commercial Law, Typewriting. Three years' Course. - Diplomas will be given to all who complete any of the above Courses. Italian Department A special de partment, under an Italian Instruc tor, will be opened for Italians who desire to learn the elements of English. Mewing and Millinery Classes The Department of Sewing and Millinery will be opened in the Crosby High School, and the class will be limited to the accommoda tions. - Instructors AH of the Courses and Departments will be conducted by competent Instructors. Classes will b formed for those who desire to read and write Eng lish. i. j. Mcdonald. EDWARD B. REILEY, Jr., CHARLES S. CHAPMAN. Committee, MAYOR W. E. THOMS, Chairman. September it. 1901. 3 Flowering Bulbs of All Kinds. Tulips, Daffodils Hyacinths and all Other Varietieg. Special Sale on Botton Fernt. Saxe & Floto 205 South Main St. For Sale; Rent or Exchange One two family house, all improvements, in East End. Also one fam ily house in fash ionable neigh hood. PRICE LOW & TERMS VERY LIBERAL. TAILOR 28 EXCHANOE PLACE. You Will Soon Need An Overcoat. Call and let me show you my line of MISFIT AND SECOND-HAND OVERCOATS. The Best Assortment of Second hand Clothing In the City. s Bargain Prices on Underwear, Neck ties and Men's Furnishings. Highest Price Paid for Cast-off Clothing. . A. R. POSNER, Remember the number. 277 Bank St PAINTING and PAPERHANGING is ear old trade we satisfy everraat la wtrk sad price. We fvnash nsser, border sad Uber complete for $2.30 per roast and . Make so atktaka bat cone to aqr slacei tan 9t im mom fcuiaeu test doer. We art aM tailors, ant aaperaaaters. DAVID OOLDBERO, K Abbott Aymk. 'PhOD IKS f. Open Erg THE OAIVILLI COMPANY Mimrfsetiirert of Wire sad Metal Goods. P. O , Freitat tad KttroM Aodrea. Oak ville, Com. Tt efrsaa Addrsot, Wttar kary. Coaa. New York Office, 48 Hwiri Street. c o A WOOD and Ctitarconl. JOHN BYRON Yrd nf ruto a Arwwyl-v tf tnwaofOrtwitliJ. . (tnmu, IS Eatt Main Si. f tWptww. . ts wtawaioti V