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•fc MEN'S ULSTERS. laong and Heavy * TAFT BROS: 23 WALL STREET, MEN'S SUITS. Double Breasted c - . Extra Heavy. " . TAFT BROS. "Equal and Exact Justice to all Men of Whatever State or Persuasion, Religious or Politis.aL"—i*1f«r'™ Vol. IT.—Whole No. 768 Norwalk, Onn., Thursi ay Evening. January 4, 1^4. i - i« r«price One Cent. i N OR WA1K "3§SBilGA ZETTK. THE FAVORITE HOME PAPER. Ifidgpeideit is all limes; Seutral is sotling. The Gazette has the largest clr-sulatlon of any paper In Norwalk, and furnishes the lowest ad vertlslng rates. Oysters. Governor O'Ferrall -of Virginia touched upon many topics in his iD-sugural address, bat he was especially interesting to the people of Connecticut when he'disoussed oysters. Local sympathy will be entirely with the governor in all he does that promises t» make the oyster crop plentiful and of Satisfying quality. Oyster culture ig an art worthy even of gubernatorial e ic«mragement, and if Col. O'Farrall succeeds in making two oysters grow to f it maturity where heretofore but one shrivelled bivalve eked out a miserable exibtance he may hope to achieve greatness such as comes to but few Virginians who were unfortunate enough to have been born outside of the Lee family. ^ Duties and Privileges. The delicate question of the relation of duty to privilege is agitating certain musical circles in the West.' In a city not a thousand miles from Chicago trouble has arisen in a certain singing society. One of the members has preferred eharges against the director, to the effect that he, the aforesaid director, has too liberal oscillatory tendencies, and that he practices them on the female members of the ohorus. The director does not deny the soft impeachment. Not he. On the contrary, he boldly avows that he has kissed the female members, and some who are not members, and he declares that this is not only his privilege, but even a duty, for b.v bestowing a chaste salute upon them he encourages them to persevere in the service of the Muse of song. Thus the delicate *nestion is raised, how far the director of a singing society especially one that has a mixed cho-ruB, is privileged to distribute these tokens of his appreciation aild encouragement, and, again, how far he is in duty bound to do lip service. Where is the dividing line between privilege and duty? Where does it begin and where end? We do not know whether the question in this particularly delicate form, has ever yet been brought to the attention of our musical organizations. If so, possibly thej can throw some light on the darkness in wbich their Western friends are at present groping. Causes That Should Be Removed Without Delay. The country is suffering from such hard times as the younger men in Congress and in business have never seen before. Views will differ as regards the causes which have contributed to produce and to prolong the depression and distress. But there are a few certain, obvious causes, which can be traced, and which, to some extent, can be removed. Most men will agree that the panic of last summer is partly responsible. Many business undertakings were crippled at that time, and tliey have not yet recovered. The panic was precipitated upon us by a fear that the Treasury of the United States would not be able to carry out the policy of keeping every American dollar as good as every other American dollar. ! That contributing cause has not been wholly removed by the repeal of the purchase clause of the Sherman law. Besides repeal, positive legislation is needed, as the Secretary of the Treasury has pointed out in his annual report. Tne legislation needed consists in giving authority to the President or to the Secretary to use the credit of the country by. the sale of bonds, whe I deemed necessary to replenish the Treasury reserve. This is no party question, says the Washington Post. The credit of this country must be maintained, and here is the obvious way of doing it. There is no reason why Congress should delay to act on. Mr. Carlisle's recommendation, and prompt action will save the business interests of the country many millions of dollars. Another one of the contributing causes of our present troubles is the railroad legislation of the country,both national and state. No one law has done so much to cripple the railroads as the interstate commerce act, the worst feature of which is that which prohibits railroads, from maintaining reasonable rates by ;a, fair division of the traffic. If the country is not ready for the absolute repeal of the whole law, as we believe it is, it is certainly ready for the repeal of tint ppr'jiipil. <oi it Vrnioii fliaVe'd BftVh tiMdrigfr IliilliSi# ments illegal. It ought to be as plain to everybody as the nose on a man's face that the general business interests of the country, to say nothing of the direct personal interests of the men, women and children who depend for their Support upon the transportation companies, are not helped, but quite the reverse, by laws which make the business of transportation unprofitable. Congress can and ought to give immediate relief to the railroads from the oppressive features of existing statutes. It ought not to hamper them still more,as is recommended by the interstate commerce commission, but should give them greater freedom of action and enable them to conduct their business on business principles. This is for t'he good of everybody. Another contributing cause of our present troubles is the uncertainty about the tariff. The country will adjust itself to the Wilson bill or any other tariff measure when it becomes the law, but doubt and uncertainty are at present doing infinite damage and ought to be removed with the least possible delay. The Democratic party came into power largely on the tariff issue. The party leaders huve formulated a bill and presented it to Congress.' Let it be brought to a vote at once. Place the responsibility squarely where it belongs. The Republican party and its representatives in Congress oppose the measure and Republican Senators and Representatives will probably vote against it. But they should do nothing to delay the determination of the question. The country is in no condition for delay, and, in so far as the party which is in the minority attempts to make delay, it shifts the responsibility from the shoulders of the Democracy. If these three obvious contributing causes to the exhisting hard times are removed there is little doubt that business will revive in the spring. But if obstinate and narrow-minded men stand in the way; if the credit of the country is left in doubt; if the enormous railroad interests and all whom they support are not relieved from the operation of oppressive laws, and if the tariff uncertainty continues we shall go from bad to worse. We appeal to the honest and patriotic men'in Congress to act at once. • TERSE TALES OI- THE TIMES. Hartford has received $92,387.50 for liquor licenses. A new map of the city of Stamford, is being compiled. Barrison Bates, the oldest Odd Fellow in Middletown, is dead. New Milford pays one dollar a head for the destruction of its dogs. The estate of the late A. C. Hills of Hartford is inventoried at $100,000. Charles Rowland, a well-known Win-sted resident, died Tuesday, aged 62. The residence of F. H. House in Bridgeport, was burglarized last night. The Eureka Silk company at East Hampton, employing about 200 hands, has shut down. Mr. George H. Raymond, 2d, was married to a Mrs. Bishop of Cheshire, on New Years day. Mr. D. W. Raymond is in West Redding to-day, in charge of a funeral being held in that place. The grip is epidemic in Bridgeport and the peculiar feature of the disease is that it runs to hysterics. Nine convicts whose terms expire will be released from the state prison at Wethersfield this month. The Connecticut State Agricultural society will hold its annual meeting in Meriden, Wednesday, Jan. 10. Several Norwalk gentlemen attended the funeral of Hon. Nathaniel Wheeler in Bridgeport, Wednesday afternoon. Walter Haynes, the'green goods man, forfeited his bond in Bridgeport, Wednesday, of $2,500, and will not stand trial. <: _________ Several New England railroad checks which came into the possession of East Hartford merchants, have been protested at Boston. —Co D sociable Jan. 8th; 767 5t E. E. Culver, a widely known Win-sted lumber merchant, is dtfkd, aged about sixty-five. He had been ill for a week with grip._ The ninety-first annual meetinsr of the New Haven City Medical association was held Wednesday evening at the residence of Dr. S. Hartwell Chapman. A. H. Js-'C. B. Ailing, woolen manufacturers, Derby, recalled all th,eir help who have been idle for two weeks iand more, and started their faotory. in every department Wednesday. There are several cases of measles in town. Miss Belle Remson, the nurse, left this morning for Philadelphia. ''Ned" Murphy will commence-his fight against Danbury rum next Sunday. An adjourned meeting of the city council will be held to-morrow evening at nine o'clock. Counterfeit quarter dollars are in circulation about town. They are a poor imitation of the genuine.;^ . "No sur," says Roddy MoGinnis, "we doan't have the 'grip' on Cobble Hill, but we bes having the divil's own time wid de 'inflooinza.'" r R. Goldschmidt went to New York Wednesday night to attend the twentieth anniversary of Lyric Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which lodge he is a member. —Pot roast pieces and oorned beef 4 to 10 cts. per lb.; 3 lbs. shoulder steak for 25 cts ; oven roast .8 to 12 cts. per lb. Bates' Market. 767-2t Ex-Burgess McMullen was closeted several hours yesterday with his friend and mentor "Bill" Mitchell. Now look out for Blasts of Wisdom from the sage of Franklin avenue. May we not expect that the City Council will provide a place to try criminal and other cases, more suitable and convenient than "The little snuff box around the corner." Thirtv-six members of the Bridgeport Medical association enjoyed a flow of •loquence and a good dinner one night this week. Dr. F. A. Rice was elected president of the association. The funeral of the late Charles Grupe, in New Canaan, Wednesday afternoon, was one of the largest ever held in that town. Wooster Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body. The clerks in the Bridgeport post office Wednesday presented Postmaster Julius W. Knowlton with a handsome clock and candelabra. Postmaster Knowlton finished his duties as postmaster in that city. A. R. Logie, the manager of the W. B. Hall company stoie in Bridgeport, has started a subscription for the purpose of erecting a monument at Seaside Park in memory of the late Nathaniel Wheeler, who was buried Wednesday. —Don't forget Co. D sociable. 767 5t. The Bridgeport Metallic Art company, capitalized at 64,000, the Specialty Manufacturing company of Water-town with a capital of $10,000 and the H. W. Keeler company of Waterburv, the capital of which is $2,000, are new Connecticut corporations. —Capron,Norwalk's hustling machine dealer, has leased the old established Cotter machine shop and having secured a first-class workman, is prepared to do all kind of machine work, repairing etc. Mr. C proposes by prompt attention to business, fair dealing and low prices to build up a good trade at the old stand. 7G8-2t No stranger would credit the statement that New Britain is a no-license town. Since the holidays began liquor ean be had at, at least 100-different places, and beer from the faucet at many. It is known that at least a dozen search warrants have been in the hands of the proper authorities for over a week. -Attend Co. D's sociable. 767 5t One of the most singular exhibitions of aurora borealis ever seen from the city was that witnessed last evening at 6.15. A ray of transparent red light arose from a heavy bank of clouds in the northeast quarter of the heavens and swept across the sky to the northwest. The display laBted but a few minutes but was extraordinarily beautiful while it lasted. A fellowship meeting of the Congregational churches of the southwestern part of Fairfield County was held Wednesday in New Canaan. The morning service consisted of a devotional service led by Rev. A.. L. Shear of Sound Beach and a sermon by the Rev. F. C Potter of Stanwioh. At the afternoon service "The Church and the Young People's Societies" was discussed. —Co. D sociable at Armory Jan 8th, _____ 767-5t The trial of Cooke and Palmer, the other two men charged with horse-stealing* which was to begin in the Greenwich' Borough Court Tuesday, has been postponed to next Monday. It will probably occupy two or three days. It need not be nearly as protracted as the Wood cave, as muoh of the evidence in the latter will be submitted as part of that in the other cases. Week of Prayer Topics. The week of prayer will be observed at the churches beginning Sunday. January 7. Following are the topics suggested by the Evangelical Alliance : Sunday, January 7. Sermon: "Pentecostal Power." Acts n., 1-4. Monday, January 8. Humiliation and Thanksgiving. Tuesday, January 9. The Church Universal. -Wednesday, January 10. Nations and their Rfllers. - ' Thursday, January 11. Foreign Mis-lions. Friday, January 12. Home Missions. iJsnwttrrf 11?. Fmnilfes tftrti Policeman^ , A. Martin is s:ck with the pneumons Beekman Hi to-morrow, to 3 tion in the fire 11 will go to Brooklyn, e examined for a posi-department of that city. Harry Ellw(j^ his home otf turned to his land, Ohio. d after a short visit at Drchard street, has re- I lace of business in Cleve-At the anni al Baptist churcl, ficent sum of committee for meeting of the first on Tuesday, the muni- 9 350 wad voted the. music the ensuing year. ConnecticutWensionsRe-issue, Andrew Walker of Southport, John Yale, Jr., ot Guilford, Charles C. Adams of Cromwell, Dafid Sliney of Noroton. The plan1 ofj collecting statistics of destitution in New Haven, suggested by the Central Labor Union, has been adopted by the police commissioners, and beginning at noon to-day the patrolmen will engage in the work. The New Ha^en Steamboat Company has recently bought a large fishing schooner whiofi has been located at the entrance of tfie new west breakwater at New Haven. It was lighted for the first time last Aight. The boat is to replace the one which was washed away in a recent gale. Parties werejliere from New Canaan, Wednesday night, looking for a light b*y horse and piano box buggy. A man had hired the turnout at Lock-wood's stables in that place for the alleged purpose of selling jewelery. It was feared that he had stolen the turnout. DSE DANA'S ISAKSAPARILLA.IT'S •THE KIND THAT CURES." Machines in Place of Men. Peck Brothers & Co.'s foundry, New Haven, which has resumed with a reduced force of molders, it is said, is soon to be equipped with molding machines. Ten of these machines nave been in use for some time and have worked well It was reported yesterday that the company intended to procure ten more machines soon. These machines, it is claimed, do more and better work than the men whom they superceded. f A Corinecticut Man. A press dispatch from Wapakoneta, O., says : Allen Cutler of Westville, Conn., arrived at the Burnett House a few weeks agoito sp °d the holidays with his cousins. Yesterday he was fouud suffering from a large dose of morphine, from the effects of which he died. He had, it is saiJ, lost heavily on grain speculation. He left a small piece of paper on which was written: "In case of accident or illness notify my father, E. H Cutler, Westville, Conn. He was 26 years old and unmarried. USE DANA'S SAR-SAPARILLA, IT'S "THE KIND THA L CURES." Amusements. MUSIC HALL. Of the Foster Burlesque company which appears at Musio blall, next Saturday night, an excuange says: " The entertainment besran with the laughable burlesque, "Irue Blue," a satire on the scenes and incidents of the race track at Monmouth park. The music of the skit is catchy, while the specialties introduced by the different members of the company were excellent. Vivacious M. Florence Edwards assumed the leading role of Effie, a young married lady fond of the races. Following the burlesque came a long and varied olio. May T. Lawrence appeared in a clever character change act. Allen and Mack created much merriment with their funny, black-faced knockabout act. Leoni and Everett were recalled time and again for a pleasing singing turn, the Rusaire, acrobats, performed some wonderful feats, and J. J. Fenton, the boy baritone, sang a number of sweet ballads. OSE DANA'S SAR8APAR1LLA,IT'S "THE KIN J) THAT CURES." Peach Yellows. Report of the Peach Yellows Commission in Fairfield county for 1893, by deputy George C. Comstock: Number of towns canvassed, 23. Total number ot official visits made, 254 Number of places where "yellows" was found, 181. Number of places free from disease, 123 Number trees set in 1893, 8,820. Number trees set in 1892, (i year)675. Number trees set in 1891, (2 year) 2,777. Number trees set :n 1890, (3 year) 6,897. • ' Number trees set in 1894, (4 year) 4,925. Number trees 5 years and upward, 13,814. Whole number enumerated, 37,408. Number trees condemned for removal, 6,677. N umber trees remaining not infected, 80,731. Number acres remaining, allowing 160 trees to an acre, 192. Number i bushel baskets fruit marketed, 6,168. Amount realized for fruit sold, $5,731.19. Average per basket for total crop, 92 11-12 cents. Number miles traveled by rail, offi-, cial duty, 1262. Number miles traveled with.Nteam, official duty, 879. Number miles traveled on. foot, official duty. 98. Whole number miles traveled, official ^ Anii* o'n insfp'gcficfifj . Out of Work at Hartford. Last week the Hartford lodge of Elks voted to distribute fifty tons of coal to the poor and on Wednesday a leading coal merchant announces that he will give fifty tons of coal, valued at present prices at $325. The coal is to be distributed only to those in actual want. A careful estimate made by a mercantile agency shows that there are 5,000 people out of employment in that oity. Where is the Drum? Wordwas telephoned to the Norwalk police Wednesday night to look out for a man and a bass drum. The man it was alleged bad stolen the drum. As the man or drum have not put in appearance it is feared that on the way to Norwalk the man got lost in Peat swamp, crawled into the drum for a night's lodging and was smothered to death. Anyone who may have seen a bass drum with a man "hooked on to it," last night, is requested to report at the police headquarters. * A Dead Lock. The state board of agriculture met at the capitol Wednesday to hear the reports of the s cretary and treasurer and to elect officers for the ensuing year, but after balloting unsuccessfully for a choice for vioe-president over fifty times the meeting adjourned till this noon, when the coutest will be resumed. On the first ballot ex-Lieutenant- Governor E. H. Hyde received six votes and L. J. Wells of Wodostock six. Governor Morris presided during the meeting. The report of Treasurer Kirkbam showed receipts for the year $7,762.27 and expenditures of $4,655.57, leaving a balance on hand of $2,996.70. The report of Secretary Gold, giving a review of the year's work, was read and accepted. Installion Night. Wednesday night was ^installation night at the headquarters of Buckingham Post, G. A. R. Several pleasing and appropriate speeches were made, and Mrs. Decker and her daughter delighted those present with a piano and banjo solo. The department. officers present were, 8. V. C. Seelah.J. Black-man, of Shelton, and I. G. George Coy, of Milford. The following officers of the Post were installed by J. G. Foster, of Dan-, bury: George W. Raymond, Commander ; Cornelius Ellwood, S; V.; John Henry, J. V.; Aaron Decker. O. D.; James EL Hoyt, Q.; Thomas Bradley, Adjt.; James L.vcett, Surgeon; William A. Ambler, Chaplain; A. A. Chinery, O. G.; W. A. Kellogg, S. M.; Jarvis Kellogg, Q. M. H. Miss Sackett installed the following officers of the Relief Corps: Miss Ueorgie Taylor,. President; Mrs. Upson, S. V.; Mrs. Kate Vickers, J. T ; Mrs. Ana Pryer, T.; Mrs. Clarissa Bates, Secy.; Mrs. Ann Canfield, Chaplain; Mrs. Delia A. Wilcoxson, C.; Mrs. Emeline Loomis,-G.; Mrs. Mary •E. Mills, A. C.; Mrs. Decker, A. G. A fine collation was served after the installation exercises. Connecticut's Banks. Bank Commissionern Dov'eand Buck have issued their annual report for the year ending October 1, 1893, concerning the condition of state savings banks, and trust companies. The first eight months of the year the savings banks were found to be in a prosperous condition, and during the last four months the financial troubles caused large runs on the banks, but the enforcemement of the clause demanding notice before withdrawing money bad been a safeguard to them and a protection to all The total deposits were $132,967,220. 11. The loans on real estate and collat eral security show a handsome increase of $2,739,239.49, while the decrease of $75,243 90 in loans on personal security only,indicates that more care and judgment have been exercised in making loans. In the investments of. United States bonds i» decrease of $127,200 is noticed. In the investments in other bunds, town and city bonds were the favorites. The increase over last year amounts to $998,378.72, as compared with the increase of $52,209 14 of railroad bonds and $159,961.14 of bank stocks. The decrease of of $242,868.22 in real estate owned by the banks shows that many pieces of foreclosed property have been sold; and in many cases they were sold at a profit. The miscellaneous assets have increased $49,251.91, while the cash on hand and in bank is $810,028.69 greater than one year ago. The surplus amounts to $5,245,883,27, an increase of $368,769.07. The interest and profit and loss also show a splendid increase of $321,436.38. Other liabilities have increased from $104,439.91 to $293,006.66. There was a decrease of 3,878 in the number of accounts opened during thb year and an in-rease of 5,279 in the numb r of aocounts closed. The number ofdepositors having less than $1,000 deposited was 206,703. Alter Fiie In ui ance Officers. MANCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 4—It is now definitely understood that the collapse of the People's fire insurance company will be brought before the presaut graud jury, and efforts will bp inade to secure Indictments against sortie of the late officers. Whether any beside the missing treasurer, Charles F. Morrill, will be indicted is not known. Mrs. Deacon Living in Seclusion. L "PARIS, Jan. 4.—Mrs. Edward Parker Deacon, whose husband killed her friend, M. Abeille, at the Hotel Splendide in Cannes, ?s living with her youngest daughter and her aunt, Mrs. Mickeler, in seclusion in the Rue de Grenelle. She never goes in society, and, excepting a few old friends, receives no callers. Struck Crude Oil. G L K S S P A L^ L S , Y . , Jan. 4 . - -The SchroonXake oil'vfthd gas. compaiiy lrave' struck crude oil' in their well near Schroon lake. ^he well has now reached the depth of 1,815 feet. New-York ahd Washington uarties ^ fnTC^est^cf tn tJW SntrceSa tff (he MORE TROOPS FOR SICItiT. News of a Powerful Secret Society Preparing for an Outbreak. ROME,, Jan. 4.—Gen. Morra di Lavriano, who was ordered to Palermo to take Signor Colmayer's place as prefect, sent the dispatch which determined Gen. Mo-ceni to call out more troops. He informed the government that the Fasci dei Lav-orator i, the most powerful secret society in Sicily, has thousands of firearms and' much ammunition ready for a general outbreak. Gen. Lavriano will be ordered to seize these war materials as soon as possible. • , '• ; The heavy snow storms in several parts of Italy have interfered greatly witfi telegraphic communication, and the" additional details of the riots in the smaller Sicilian towns within the last two days have come in slowly. * • - A dispatch from Terrasini says: The residents of this city were burning the octroi bureaux. Troops arrived and the lieutenant in command ordered them to get ready to fire. A woman in the crowd ran to the lieutenant, presented a portrait of Queen Margherita and asked him to kiss it. The other riofers knelt and shouted: ''Kill us.. We are already dying of hunger." The lieutenant •withdrew the troops and the riot ceased. ( New Jersey Legislature. TRENTOU, N. J., Jan. 4.—At the conference of republican assemblymen held at the Hotel Windsor a virtual endorsement of John I. Holt, of Passaic for speaker of the honse and J. Herbert Potts of Hudson for clerk was madt. No conclusions were reached respecting the minor offices, and the battle for them remains open until next Monday night, possibly Tuesday morning. The senate will be organized unless successfully interfered with by the democrats, by the election of Maurice A. Rogers of Camden as president, and Wilbur A. Mott of Essex as secretary. The number of doorkeepers will be cut down to a dozen and the pages will not exceed two dozen for both houses. Mrs. Morse Again Wins Her Suit. , PROVIDENCE, R. I., Jan. 4.—Mrs. Clara E. Morse, the widow who brought suit to recover the possession of two bank books calling for about $10,000, and which belonged to the late Truman Blanchard, has for the second time won her suit. Blanchard, who was 60 years of age, called upon her often to enquire about her mother's health, and then proposed marriage. She accepted him and he gave her his bank books, but never made the legal transfer required by the banks. He died in her house, and before he could marry her. Sumatra Tobacco a Luxury. HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 4.—A. S. Frye, of Poquonock, president of the New England tobacco growers' association, has returned from Washington, where he had an interview with Senator McPherson, of New Jersey Senator McPherson promised Mr. Frye that he would vote and work against a reduction of duty on Sumatra tobacco, and would endeavor to influence his democratic colleagues to do likewise. The senator said he would do this believing that Sumatra tobacco is a luxury. Hoffman House to Be Sold Out. NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—Justice Lawrence of the supreme court has signed a decree for the foreclosure of the mortgage on the property of the corporation known as the Hoffman House, in the suit brought by Farmer's Loan and Trust company. Gro-rcriior S. Hubbard is the referee named to conduct the sale. The trust company claimed that there was due on the mortgage *425,000 with interest from January last. Per Capita Circulation Declines. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—The per capita circulation of the United States, with no law to provide United States money to keep pace with the increase of population, is now on the decrease, the official statement issued from the treasury department showing it to he 2 cents less than for December last. The figures are: Jan. 1, 1S94, $28.55; Dec. 1, 1893, §25.57. Appointed Pardon Clerk. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—Attorney General Olney has appointed his private secretary, W. C. Endicott, jr., of Massachusetts, pardon clerk in the department of justice, vice Charles F. Scott of West Virginia, resigned. Mr. Endicott is a son of ex- Secretary of War Endicott, in Mr. Cleveland's first cabinet. Mr. Scott is a distant relative of the late Mrs. Hariisgn." Daring Burglars. BELVIDEBE, N. J., Jan. 4.—Masked burglars broke into the house of JohnD. Ketcham, of Buttesville, early yesterday morning, and at the point of revolvers compelled Mrs, Ketcham to give up all the money there was in the house and a gold watch. Prize-Winning Dogs Burned. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4.—The Pomona kennels on Washington lane, German-town, were completely destroyed by Are yesterday. Fifteen dogs, several of whom have taken prizes at various exhibitions, were burned to death. Compelled to Reduce Tbeir Fore®. ALBANY, Jan. 4.—A special from Cas-tleton says: For the first time, while in the paper manufacturing business, some 20 years, Ingalls and company have been obliged-to reduce their working force to the day gang only. Big Car Works to Resume.. HUNTINGDON, W. Va,, Jan. 4.—The Ensign car works at this place announce that they will resume work at once after an idleness of over seven months. The works employ between 1,200 and 1,500 men. , Prison^Commissioner Resigns! 1 BOSTQN, Jan.* 4,-H-Mr; Louis F. Weissbein has tendered hia: resignation as a member of the prison commission. He was ap-inted in 1891 and reappointed in 18P& Congress Starts in Lazily ^ After the Recess. 3 Senate in Session Only an Hour and Twenty Minutes—House Becomes Involved in a Deadlock and Ad-journs— No Tariff Talk Yet. , vf WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—The first day after the holiday recess was flitted away by congres, nothing being done by either house. In the house Mr. McCreary, dem., Ky>, reported a resolution from the committee on foreign affairs to set aside Friday and Saturday next for the consideration of the substitute Hawaiian resolution proposed by that committee in lieu of the Hitt and BouteUe resolutions. The question did not reach a settlement, however, for Mr. Bontelle, rep., Me., endeavored to call up and secure. immediate consideration for his resolution which had been suppressed by the committee. The house thereupon became involved in a dead-lock, engineered by Mr. Boutelle, which lasted un£il adjournment at 2 o'clock, the democrats not being able to secure a quorum of their own members. The only business accomplished by the house was to swear in Mr. Adams as successor to the late Representative O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, and to act on the resignations of Representatives Fellows, and Fitch, of New York; Contrary to expectation the tariff bill was not called up, although Mr. Wilson sat patiently waiting his opportunity, the whole time being spent in filibustering on the Hawaiian matter.; _ i - " Senate. The session of the senate lasted only an hour and twenty minutes, and half of that time was given to the consideration, of executive business. Nothing of any public interest took place in the open session except the offering of a resolution on the Hawaiian question by Mr. Frye, rep.. Me., a member of the committee on foreign relations, which is now investigating that subject. The resolution declares it to be the sense of the senate that pending such investigation, the United States government should not interfere, either by moral influence or physical force, for the restoration of the queen or for the maintenance of the provisional government, and that the naval force at the islands should be used only for the protection of the lives and property of American citizens. The resolution was laid on the table, to bo called up by Mr. Frye whenever he may desire to be heard upon it— his purpose being to have it referred to the committee on foreign relations. ; • CHINES!] LANDED AT 'FRISCO. Came to Assist at ihe Exposition, But Will Probably Stay. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4.—One hundred and three Chinese have just been landed from the steamer Gaelic, which arrived from the Orient last Sunday. They have been sent here ostensibly to aid in conducting the Chinese exhibit at the midwinter fair. The next vessel arriving from China is expeeted to bring about 90 more, making about 200 in all. The customs officials firmly believe the Chinese have all come to stay, basing their belief on the knowledge that they have paid pretty high in China for the privilege of being allowed to land. The collector, however, is powerless to prevent their landing, the same having been provided for by a special act of congress. Hackettstown Post Office Robbed. HACKETTSTOWN, N. J., Jan. 4.—For the second time within two months the Hackettstown post office has been robbed. For the first robbery two Morristown youths are now in state's prison. At an early hour yesterday morning people living in the vicinity of the post office were startled by a terrific explosion which rattled the windows all out of the post office building. An investigation showed the door of the safe in the office was blown off. A few valuables left out of the safe was all the thieves got. New England Pay Checks. • BOSTON, .Tan. 4.—Director Pldneas Pierce of the Continental national bank of this city said in regard to the protesting of checks given to New York and New England railroad employes in payment of wages: "At first the pay checks of the New York and New England went to protest because a judge could not be seen. The court afterward ordered all pay checks issued after Dec. 1, 1893, to be paid. The men have all received their money on their pay checks, or soon will." The Brazilian War. BTTBKOS ATBES, Jan. 4.—The insurgents in Rio Grande do Sul are marching on Banta Ana, which the government troops hav'e abandoned. Publishing Company Assigns., j SOUTH FRAMTSGHAM, Mass., Jan. 4.--Th° Lake View publishing company of South Framinghani has niad<; a voluntary its signment- » -, TO SEA T. Half inch or less, 85c a day or $1.00 per week. rriO RENT.—A neat and convenient cottage 1 • of seven rooms, publia water etc., near Union Park, but three minutes walk of the post-office.. Bent -12.50 per month. Inquire of GEN. (JHAS. OLMSTEAD. O KENT —First floor of No. 4 E« street T also barn. Apply to O. E. WrLf r>*- 684 FOR SALE. Half inch or les&25c a day or $1,00 per week. EOK SAtih—A Phcenix Co. Piano Box End .Spring Buggy < a« been ustd. Will fell cheap or wou• d exchange for a sad boat in good ANN1 NTFTAKTRTPH. OnlC6. OCX. U WANTED. • ' - :• • *3- W , - , • '.\V _
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The Gazette has the largest clr-sulatlon
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and furnishes the lowest ad vertlslng
Governor O'Ferrall -of Virginia
touched upon many topics in his iD-sugural
address, bat he was especially
interesting to the people of Connecticut
when he'disoussed oysters. Local
sympathy will be entirely with the
governor in all he does that promises
t» make the oyster crop plentiful and
of Satisfying quality. Oyster culture
ig an art worthy even of gubernatorial
e ic«mragement, and if Col. O'Farrall
succeeds in making two oysters grow to
f it maturity where heretofore but one
shrivelled bivalve eked out a miserable
exibtance he may hope to achieve greatness
such as comes to but few Virginians
who were unfortunate enough to
have been born outside of the Lee
Duties and Privileges.
The delicate question of the relation
of duty to privilege is agitating certain
musical circles in the West.'
In a city not a thousand miles from
Chicago trouble has arisen in a certain
singing society. One of the members
has preferred eharges against the director,
to the effect that he, the aforesaid
director, has too liberal oscillatory tendencies,
and that he practices them on
the female members of the ohorus.
The director does not deny the soft
impeachment. Not he. On the contrary,
he boldly avows that he has
kissed the female members, and some
who are not members, and he declares
that this is not only his privilege, but
even a duty, for b.v bestowing a chaste
salute upon them he encourages them
to persevere in the service of the Muse
Thus the delicate *nestion is raised,
how far the director of a singing society
especially one that has a mixed cho-ruB,
is privileged to distribute these tokens
of his appreciation aild encouragement,
and, again, how far he is in
duty bound to do lip service. Where
is the dividing line between privilege
and duty? Where does it begin and
We do not know whether the question
in this particularly delicate form,
has ever yet been brought to the attention
of our musical organizations. If
so, possibly thej can throw some light
on the darkness in wbich their Western
friends are at present groping.
Causes That Should Be Removed
The country is suffering from such
hard times as the younger men in Congress
and in business have never seen
before. Views will differ as regards
the causes which have contributed to
produce and to prolong the depression
and distress. But there are a few certain,
obvious causes, which can be
traced, and which, to some extent, can
Most men will agree that the panic of
last summer is partly responsible.
Many business undertakings were crippled
at that time, and tliey have not
yet recovered. The panic was precipitated
upon us by a fear that the Treasury
of the United States would not be
able to carry out the policy of keeping
every American dollar as good as every
other American dollar.
! That contributing cause has not been
wholly removed by the repeal of the
purchase clause of the Sherman law.
Besides repeal, positive legislation is
needed, as the Secretary of the Treasury
has pointed out in his annual report.
Tne legislation needed consists
in giving authority to the President or
to the Secretary to use the credit of
the country by. the sale of bonds,
whe I deemed necessary to replenish
the Treasury reserve. This is no party
question, says the Washington Post.
The credit of this country must be
maintained, and here is the obvious
way of doing it. There is no reason
why Congress should delay to act on.
Mr. Carlisle's recommendation, and
prompt action will save the business interests
of the country many millions of
Another one of the contributing causes
of our present troubles is the railroad
legislation of the country,both national
and state. No one law has done so much
to cripple the railroads as the interstate
commerce act, the worst feature of which
is that which prohibits railroads, from
maintaining reasonable rates by ;a, fair
division of the traffic. If the country
is not ready for the absolute repeal of
the whole law, as we believe it is, it is
certainly ready for the repeal of tint
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