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HP? - «r if you want the best V K W - • \* HvBVi goods for the least money , . ^ read theladvertisements * * •p«H , "n the Gazette. '••••• -• • ••" . . m .. •. ' ^ Recognized as h^ family paperthe Gazette's advertising columns will , • m • w it w liisi * * ^ y« v «• ' "* Yv^ir*v''- •>. x' | Prove, its value to you^ VOL. VIII. NO. 1922 NORWALK, CONN., TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2,1898. PRICE ONE GENT IS' THF AMERICAN FLAG RAISED OVER ANOTHER TOWN IN PORTO RICO. THE COLUMBIA ASHORE. MADRID ASKS WASHINGTON FOR AN EXPLANATION OF PEACE TERMS. f.<vf; :Y' ^ ' :<o • ST. THOMAS, Aug. 2.—Colonel Hull-ings, with ten campanies of the - 16th Pennsylvania, has occupied Juana Diaz, about eight miles northeast of Ponce, on the road to San Juan. The American flag was raised and greeted with great enthusiasm by the populace. The people paraded the streets with an American flag made for the occasion. Colonel Hullings issued a proclamation saying that personal rights and property would be respected. The protected cruiser Columbia went ashore while attempting to enter the harbor of Ponce. The Columbia ran on an uncharted reef. She is being lightered of twelve hundred tons of coal, and there is every reason to believe that she will be got off uninjured. The lighthouses in the harbor and on the outlying islands have been reoc-cupied and lighted by the crew of the Gloucester. General Brooke arrived Sunday evening. During the afternoon seven companieslof the 19th Regular Infantry arrived on the Cherokee. Colonel Allen returned with the cable operator on Sunday, and the opening of the West India and Panama route places Washington in direct communication with General Miles. ' Deserters from the Spanish volunteers are coming in constantly. ;;; It is reported that General Otega is on the way with a force Of Spanish regulars to concentrate upon Aibonito, northeast of J uana-Diaz, on the road to San Juan. There may be some sharp fighting. MADRID ASKS EXPLANATION. MADRID. Aug. 2—The ' Cabinet Council sat Monday- afternoon and again for four hours in the evening discussing the peace terms. A dispatch was then sent to Washington for "further explanation of some difficult points." When the replies are received the > Cabinet will reassemble. Senor Sagasta, the Premier, confirms the report that "some modifications of the original terms have been obtain-ed. » OUTLOOK LESS HOPEFUL. LONDON, Aug. 2.—The Madrid correspondent of ' 'The Standard'' says: "The impressions are less favorable to-night. The terms laid down by the United States are harder m tone and substance than was supposed, especially regarding the Philippines, where scope is left for Aguinaldo and the natives to interfere in the final settlement before the mixed commission, which would create conditions in the archipelago rendering the working of Spanish rule almost impossible. "It is rumored also that America insists on Spain paying the municipal debts of the Spanish West Indies, and old standing claims of American citizens. " COMPLICATIONS AT CAVITE. LONDON, Aug. 2.—A dispatch to "The Times" from Cavite, dated July 26, says: "It is becoming more apparent daily that there are serious complications ahead. The Americans never made a greater mistake than in bringing Aguinaldo and the insurgent leaders here and giving them arms and ammunition, for free use, from the Cavite arsenal. Aguinaldo, fearing annexation by the Americans, openly opposes them. •', • "Either he has been corrupted by some foreign Power or he has a false notion of the strength of the Filipino revolutionaries, failing to recognize that their recent successes are due to the concentration of Spanish strength at Manila consequent upon the presence of the Americans. Although he admits no foreign recognition, he talks of his government, and dictates to the American ' authorities in absurdly inflated terms. \ '• "He has compelled the natives at the southern approaches to Manila to register their bullocks, ponies and BURCLARSFOILED. Robbers Visit Charles Mead's House in Greens Farms. A BAD RUNAWAY. The Driver and a Woman With Her Babe Thrown from The Barking of His Dog Awoke the Owner and Scared Away the Intruders. Charles Meeker, of Greens Farms, did not retire until midnight Saturday night on account of the warm weather and while he was taking the screens out of -the windows he saw two men talking on the corner* but did not pay any attention to them. He thought they might be men traveling along the' road and had stopped to rest. & • About 2:30 Sunday morning Mr. Meeker was awakened from his peaceful slumbers by the barking of his dog, who was making a great racket. 'He called to his son Walter and asked him what made the dog bark. Walter replied that some one was trying to pry open the window right under his room. Mr. Meeker put on a scant attire and went to investigate. In tthe bright moonlight he saw two men running out of the front gate. Mr. Meeker- let his dog out and when he. last saw the men they were making tracks'- toward Southport. Mr. Meeker says the men were strangers as he cornld see them plainly. One was tall and about 40 years old while the other was short and perhaps only about 16 years old. This is the second time within a year that this dog has saved Mr. Meeker's house from being entered by burglars. M the Wagon. Little Mabel Hoyt Escaped With a Wrecked Bicycle. . : ' conveyances, instructing the owners not to supply them to the Americans? for transportation without his sanction,* Brigadier-General Anderson prompt^ adopted firm measures, warnirig . Aguinaldp^hatJorce would be used ' to ; iifljpre^s ttfer means df ^rttilsport, Which were ultimately forthcoming. Aguinal-do's attitude makes future operations against Manila problematical..- "In my opinion, with the aid of the fleet., the city might already have been American. Nothing but the complications with the natives prevented an advance. Now the violent rains have set in, making camp and field operations arduous and threatening the health of the men, which until now has been excellent. "Aguinaldote forces encircle the city, making daily and nightly attacks. The Spaniards still hold the whole of the suburbs. Occasional sorties are made, in which the loss of life is slight. Two miles behind Aguinaldo's lines, south of Manila, five thousand American troops are encamped. The remainder are at Cavite. Aguinaldo is understood to have objected to the advance of the Americans to ground captured by the insurgents, forgetting that his. landing was effected by the grace of the Americans. "I am convinced that the Filipinos will never capture Manila unaided, and that, if the Americans withdraw, the fate of the natives under Spanish rule would be worse than before. Thei'e would be constant fighting, and trad« extension would be impossible. The best solution of the political situation would be that America should administer the islands, dealing firmly and justly with the natives, and insisting on their immediate disarmament." BRIEF WAR NEWS. ' The American troops in Porto Rico are advancing toward San Juan. Generals Brooke and Schwan have joined General Miles, and the town of Juana Diaz has been occupied. The cruiser Columbia went ashore, but it is believed she will be floated. -• • The Spanish Cabinet discussed the terms of peace for several hours, and sent a message to Washington asking further explanations. Senor Sagasta said some modifications of the original demands of the United States had been obtained. -:i' The insurgents under Aguinaldo are becoming more defiant every, day, and General Merritt reports that he ex pects to have trouble in protecting the citizens of Manila. : ; , SiSiSfa^, As Vincenzo Cingue, the Ely avenue grocer and fruit dealer, was driving to isiouth Norwalk shortly before 6 o'clock last night, he overtook an Italian woman carrying a babe in her arms. Vincenzo stopped his horse, which was hitched to a two-seat wagon, -and incited the woman to ride. She accepted the invitation and with her babe climbed to the rear seat of the vehicle, it When opposite the residence of Dr. George R. McGotiegal Vincenzo struck 'V-the horse a sharp blow with a strap. The animal plunged ahead and the clip holding the shaft to the axle broke allowing the shaft to drop onto the J&.orse's heels. : • ^ $3 In a second the, animal was beyond, control and dashing down West avenue with the wagon swaying from, side to side. • Directly opposite the residence of Ifclrs. Charles Mallory were three little girls riding on their wheels, Mabel Jldyt among them. A shout from the JSassengers on a passing trolley car paused them to look around, when they discovered the flying horse almost upon jfhem. • ) All three jumped from their wheels and reached the sidewalk in safety, but the wagon struck Mabel Hoyt's wheel wrecking it. ; , At almost the same moment ,!tfie wheels of the wagon struck the trolley, tricks alnd the occupants /syer& hiirled to the ground. The' woman, whoprcfb"* ably weighed in the neighborhood of 250 pounds, rand the babe, escaped without injury excepting that a piece of skin about the sizfe of a silver half dollar was scraped from the woman's forehead. Vincenzo, however, did not fare as well. His head struck the curb and he received a terrible gash on the right side of his forehead over the temporal artery, causing the blood to flow in a stream down his face and over his clothing. Luckily Dr. J. G. Gregory was driving up the avenue, and being quickly joined by Dr. McGonegal they soon had the wound dressed and the injured man sent home. The horse continued down the avenue to Cedar street where he was stopped. . : MRS. ALLEN'S RIDE. TWIN CITYCOUNGILS. The Norwalk Board Asked to Appropriate $1,000 for J the Library. Suits Threatened the City of South Nor- - walk. v She Makes a New Record on a Wheel From New York to Boston. Mrs. Allen, who left New York at midnight Sunday in an attempt to lower the record from New York to Boston, and arrived at South Norwalk an hour late Monday morning, arrived in Boston at ll:59i o'clock at night, or 4f minutes ahead of the previous record of 24 hours 4 minutes, which, by the way, was never accepted. She made up over an hour on the way from Springfield to Boston. At Springfield she was met by the Worcester Cycle club and escorted, as well as paced, to Worcester. An immense crowd blocked the street in front of the City Hall, Boston, but eagerly cleared a path as Mrs. Allen approached. She was escorted to the Crawford House by a large crowd. To a reporter she said: "I am naturally very tired, but furiously hungry more than anything else." July License Money. • : The county commissioners divided the license money on Monday taken in during July, as, follows: Bridgeport, $5,717.10; Stamford, $679.25; Norwalk, $206.15; Huntington, Danbury, Greenwich and Bethel, each, $149.50; Stratford, $80.75.; County treasury, $381.75. Miss Beula Wilcox of Brooklyn is a guest of Miss Beesie Corbett of Roway- 1,011 Regular meetings of the city councils of Norwalk and South Norwaili held last evening. v- --c- - : NORWALK COUNCIL. ' ' Mayor Glover presided at a regular meeting of the Council last evening, the full board with the exception of Councilman Cotter being present. Bills to the amount of something over $1,000 were ordered paid. The report of the committee in reference to recommendations presented by Chief Engineer Prowitt was read and accepted. The committee reported adversely on the purchase of a new supply wagon, as well as on the rebuilding of the present fire alarm system, claiming that Ihe latter was in a fair condition, and a further expenditure at present not called for. The report was favorable as to the purchase af rubber boots and coats for the fire department the same to be equally divided between the Engine and Hose companies, and it was so voted. Chief Bradley reported twenty-two arrests for the month of July. . The plans and specifications for the proposed new sewer on Springwood avenue were presented and accepted. Councilman Gregory, chairman of the sewer committee, asked for advice from the council as^o whether he should let the work out'by contract or otherwisev . He said, that probably the cheaper way to have the work done would be by contract, but that "the Dagoes would bid low and get the job." He was in favor of giving the work to resident taxpayers. Councilman Bates suggested that the work be done by the day and then those who desired work would be given a chance. Mayor Glover remarked that he thought that if Mr. Gregory went ahead on that line it would meet with the approbation of the taxpayers. And he was so instructed. A matter that provoked considerable discussion was a proposed appropriation of $1,000 for the benefit of the library. Councilman Gregory started the ball rolling by remarking that, the appropriation for the library was about exhausted, and added the pertinent question as to how the money raised from the tax last year for the?\library, had been applied. \\ Clerk Gregory explained that the original tax had brought y\in about. $5,000. But that when the present board came in there was but a email proportion of the amount left. That owing to a vote of the board there was not at present a special library fund, it being a fund in common with other city departments. He further said that if a balance in the matter was to be struck the city would be indebted to the library fund about $2,900. , Councilman Gregory said that the city had no right to have used the money collected by the tax, and that such money ought to have been kept separate. "I don't see how they" (referring to the previous council) "should have done as they did. But then they did a good many things they ought not to have done." • • - Councilman Meeker asked, "Have we any right to vote the extra amount. If we have $500 in the treasury belonging to the library fund, we ought to h a v e a r i g h t t o " e x p e n d i t . " : -- After some further discussion the clerk was instructed to promulgate a call for an appropriation of $1,000 for the benefit of the library. James Burns of Wilton avenue was •Vv recognized by the Mayor. He had a grievance in regard to the recent ordinance passed r%lati've to peddlers. Mr. Burns was very caustic in his remarks, and stated that he .owned a cow and sold a few quarts of milk and asked if it was a states prison offense to do so. He ventured the remark, "you are all bad, both Democrats and Republicans," and then Jiis remarks assuming the nature of a threat, iVIayor Glover felt prompted to call him to Order, and he subsided. However, the mayor' ^^7 explained to him that he would not proba^^ ^ molested in. his sale of milk. : ' * After some business of minor im-portance the council adjourned until A ugust 18th. >V*> * '1 f# : • • i® • M- >1-: , IS1 •1 '... r.t'C0 South Norwalk Council. Under the light of the new incandescent lamps recently introduced by the city of South Norwalk, a regular meeting of the council of that, city was held last night and it was after eleven o'clock when the board adjourned and went to the Electric Light station to inspect the plant. Bills to the amounf of $843.07 were ordered paid. ; ^ ; 'ijp* An appropriation of $2,350 was made to the Electric Light commissioners) and a sum of $5,000 was appropriated for the improvements on South Main street. ." Mrs. Clara J. Swift who owns property on South Main street, gave notice to the city through her attorney, that she would sue. for $25 damages caused to a maple tree on her premises by the cutting down of an elm tree in front o said premises. The matter was referred to the highway committee. A communication was .read from Attorney Frost, who represented property owners on Chestnut street, stating tha| suit would be brought against the city for damages unless the backing up of water in the sewer system on that street was remedied. ' The semi-annual report of Chief Vollmer showed 83 arrests in the city during the past six months. ' ? Contractor Johnson who is laying the brick paving on South Main street, and whose contract included the relaying of sidewalks has relinquished the latter part of the contract and it will be done by the city, the property owners to pay one-half the cost. # : Health officer Tracey was, voted a salary of $250 dating from January 1st, 1898 to January 1st, 1899. v ' " It was voted to lay a curb and gutter on Hoyt street, Ely avenue and Boutoo street. . ' \ The city clerk was instructed to advertise the assessment of benefits and damages on the South Main street improvements and turn the books on same over to the city collector. , 'Al . The Water Commissioners reported $1,736 in the treasury. ; •v'V2>v^ A vote of thanks was given to the. Mayor of Detroit for an invitation to attend a convention of "city fathers" in that city. /• A nuisance caused by a dripping f rom, the cornice on the Mahackemo hotel building was ordered abated. It was voted to have the front of the ^ , Library building on Washington street _ • ' £ repainted. > : '' J *** • Julius V. Becker gave notice that he.^.,*, :;i;i - intended bringing suit for $2,000 dam-^|^;p ages against the city, on account of anS?3||||: accident on Spring street whereby his K||; son suffered a fractured leg. The ^ papers were referred tp.athe.,,, city at^ torney. * , Hilt was voted to call a city meeting'' * for next Monday night, to take actiony k. tiy v ' ' in the matter of benefits and damages!S| • • t '4 ' • " M •. 1 HI " ^ ' .. Lii sis u%s on the Monroe street improvements, and also the matter of laying an over-Stiff^ 'W:; flow sewer or Chestnut streets ifjSgglIf; -' The Council then adjourned and||j visited the Electric Light station. Br Mrs. John L. Hubbell and her little-daughter left for South Norwalk, Friday afternoon, where they will remain with relatives for several days. The little one has been unwell for so.nre days past and it is hoped that the change will prove beneficial to her health.— Ansonia Sentinel|H^;>' Jig
|Title||Evening gazette, 1898-08-02|
|Uniform Title||Evening gazette (Norwalk, Conn.)|
|Subject||Norwalk (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Daily; Weekly eds.: Norwalk weekly gazette, and: Norwalk gazette (norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Norwalk Public Library microfilm|
|Relation||Preceding Title: Norwalk daily gazette; Related Title: Norwalk weekly gazette; Norwalk gazette (Norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
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«r if you want the best
V K W - • \* HvBVi
goods for the least money , . ^
read theladvertisements * *
"n the Gazette.
'••••• -• • ••" . .
^ Recognized as h^
family paperthe Gazette's
advertising columns will
, • m • w it w liisi * * ^ y« v «• ' "* Yv^ir*v''- •>. x' | Prove, its value to you^
VOL. VIII. NO. 1922 NORWALK, CONN., TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2,1898. PRICE ONE GENT
THF AMERICAN FLAG RAISED
OVER ANOTHER TOWN IN
THE COLUMBIA ASHORE.
MADRID ASKS WASHINGTON FOR AN
EXPLANATION OF PEACE TERMS.
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