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jyVOL. VIII. NO. 229.
WATERIUJHY, CONN., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1895.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
' ABOUT THE 'DEMOCRAT.'
J.0CATED IN ITS NEW HOME ON GRAND
Enlarged in Form r.nl Pr'ntr.l From n
Modern rre Thit linn I.Ike tir.tii-
ning; A Chnuge Wlii I. A.: vert .-iii.l
Readers "Will Apiire.-ie.ie.
A radical than
the Democrat in
;e i:. t!
to il- I
Tt has Veen e'i!
dressed in a ne
ill pt' r' -i iieet
nent wa? made absolute! '
the encroachment of ::.i
the space ordinarily dc
We might have continia
form by filching a Hitlo f
lie:-. .-:. y . y
en'.-- :- mien
1. 1 ,i t T1C.
d it: th-- .'.!
"in tli ...iding
columns now and then
an extra demand for a
but such a policy U
hen there v.-as
t -sight, ti in '.hi..
age. The rt:Moc h at from
recognized the fact that the we;
and that to succeed on must
with or lend the tiro; -un.
tiuue the Pi.mo t.a i ! ng.-r a .
kct" sheet was imp I'C1.
reached the sio limit in that
and must either be i li: . il ie,
remain at a standstill, and th
lireet ii in
to. an or
course was adopt t
tliat have been i
'I he impn
'. will, w e
b. i ..
meet with gener: 1 approbation
That, the bE iin i; r h.;.
usually successf.1 u '.il n -t be .pie.;
From an unpn-i-n "is an,; in.--,;-pinning
it has steadiiy advata-i i
better proof is i-i'i ,',-',': !b..tti t;ie f a
during the ji.ist tight year " ,. ,:'..!
of thePFMoi i have i.,..n.i i: in e
to buy no less tlart 'hree c-e-.-i--.e
which, within u i i m.trkul h short
hud to give wiy to a (aster 'i:;
To-flay we po'a
to the fact thai,
dailv in the ci: 1
only paper m
On Peeeniber 1. th
the TF.Mori;AT .-pper.-.). p.
Cylinder press Im Ing a cap
hundred eopi(:i- I1" ..-.tie-done
by hand. It -no-,
edition which had aitidiud
prominence end - a . kindly t
the first. The dry bon s r
in AVatcrbury v. re c
shaking. There v. as tl
paper, some sr.M, yet w'.th'i
i d u;
t-id.-al '. !
i r-i -in 1
NEW ELECTION LAWS.
Voters and Cam! 1 .1 l e ou'.il !i V. . ;! i
St iiriy Tin in.
Xow that th' date for I'-.t m-.i.;:.
local elections in (onc-'c:!,'! : ai
proaching. intere-t i. begin-.ief to de
velop in the election -i;':.',i -.v.;
passed by the recen: le.-l.l.,; :i -. 1'!
secret ballot law of l.s.i v. ;,-. :
with some amendment ., ne -lil -.-a. ion
and additions. (h-.e of Hie an..
changes renders a i.ei-snn, net en --',
aulhoried, v ho shall have in , . p, '
session an oflicial ein'-dope ,- ,, , :
anything to do with a fo-ged ot ,c 1 :
lot" liable to a penalty that w!l! in n
liuir sttmd on end.
A corrupt practices ad was pa-.
although it is ii"' very iiang,-eo-:s.
der it every caiiciidute fir otie-e s
quired, within ten day. after o -e'en, i,
file in tjie town el- :V- nice a -.,
an itSnnled statene in ot tils .). ti.-i
expenoes nd cant :.':.: ecu; ',
triinilioiei. No peis.n ..r.nole.l' '
Venr.itti-d to taaii.e a cami ::';:: co: r '.'..
lion except to the treasurer ot a pe.i ic-i
COlnmit'ee or to a p llta :.: a:' .'
political agent I- '. per ,!. - ; ' .( !..
any candi'late at any ea-eiien. con . n
. tion or e.iuces L,i in- seeli c -, v. ''( :
filed with the t.e.vn cl : i-. a ,, ,:( ,,,
't" may act as his owi o -iolea! -ig." ' ,,,,
, treasurer. o . !:,;.! nr !i- - ,
- If well as candid, nes, are reoci- ', I'.-. j
f' under oath, detail. J. si-i-'in -n: . f i
penditurrs. Ii is,.! ,l,i!-- iha: camp: i.
j committees w jo i:.Ve to l,e. -., th. s-:
ti count more systematically i mm ln-n t -I
f , By an amendment t tb.e women .elm.!
,11- auft'rage law a won.an c:iim..l !. rei.1- I
Jl V tered as a quiiiifled vo.er uoi, -s -b
"application to ilie l-.wuci. i k at !
Clays prior to the i le.-inn.
T.. T. Turm r .'. '..
T. Turner v. ( o a nno'inc" t he g
wind-up of tlieir -m pin. k - Ie.
ter this week all pia.d- w ill Ii'- .;!;
the original prie' s. 'fbici' coi naa
the I)KH( HAT are occupi. ii by M
1'urner A ( o to-d..y lo II ti,,- pco.' . 1,
tlw 'liany hui-e'.ilns ii,a: ..re (ece:-.-,l. i : !
pooils are all .easonab V and th" low
price are given its ord : i: if bice the
stock and make room for ccuior-.pbite..;
tho n:y. -. i;.t was enlarged and it wa ne--:ii-y
ti irjil.i,'!' the lies; press, which
had hardly Ucome at customed to it?
surroundings, with a faster machine.
After 1 !;rif years .' faithful service the
s-o-uid ; :v-s fail.';! - deliver the papers
fa.-i enough to meet th" requirements
.and a iiancock "i is:iatch," double feed
priming :l,KV paper an
. i; w :is l!ie best mn
and is still comnaia-
N'ii fault can he found with
;:-! yet. af.er four years of
- :'v. -. . i; ;'.:.- been out grown oy ino
I ;.: irii.ir, an-.l like- its predecessor
;:'ii- way to u la.-ti r iiiaehine.
'I'll- pros upon which tht paper was
j , - ..,i U y-... ..-ia'hi -w Model, "ami
v. ,-l:;i!' expr, - '.;, for the ) m;i . i;at
by I he 'ami bell Printing Press and
Mam'.fac'ur'ng . It is a modern ma-
hiiie in -very r. ;-o with a oapno-iy i f
i !. i: ' ; : t prper.- ::i In. nr. .!i:-t
Pi pap. -is a minute, prin.ed
r' ad; f-r ie -livery, it has
:-pe. i of an;, pres- in AVater-
p-.i".t in i done from siereo
- inlead of type. In fact, tin-
.! doe. no, pi viUiiu
three stories of
I.- i n --. roi -in.
Tin- pri of st ereitypinji is interest
e.v. ' l:--n the type is set and the form-
ciaily pie) a red
p .p--;-, ea'ii' i a "liong." is piv.s.-d hiie
u ; or. tb - t -. p.e. i- then placed in a
.' -a : ' oe wh.-re it is subjected to
' ' . pi urc. and dried, making a cast
: t... i go. 'I'll!, ii placed in a cylin-..V-jI
pi,' i. Id and inched ty-j-,,. metal
.'iH-'-'l in-'-ii forniine s.-'fn:. irevlar
; !'i'. .M: :osi immediately the plate is
rc-novi to th" t.c'l cutter, which relieves
a ot toe .-ap ran- a- end ca-t upon it.
1 he oiai is ibr ii placed mi a shaving
maeb'n--. wliich -moo-.!;es its inner sur
!!,:! it fh evenly upon the cyl-
r "'. :he I1- It ; liau IvilU'li'il'ii
:. iiica -cna siat-.'l. -Ahere i l - rotigh eders
:,-,. r, n -v I v. '"b. a c!:i- -1. and then the
is i. adv for pr -ss. plate
...:; b ! !e ::t fifice-i n-.in ti -s after the
t- ! 1 !, -. ' : en lucked ep.
! 'e- i the greet wink of the "New
''.I '" is s. en. It is a thing of life in
e,e; '.'o.tloii, ai, '. l-ariing acci lent-.
' e pap- rs tti";.' be prhited In
'1 but is he g iarantee f.f i
o. '!"!! aper i- printe;1 from
in-; .bout five hundred
he ope rat 'V u of the press
,1, earrv inc" the paper to the
nd en: i in-.- cvlinders and
il!i - s. by l.nlj;. m rloli. Pperiat A s;rnt of
III.- la.tior I'.nrea.i.
l-uici lie i "Ii. '.he sp.'iai agent of the
l.iiior bi-.'eau. ,.,l.!i-e-se,i about foi-t Ital
!. .s in i ,. . i;. !,.i. a: 4 o'clock test, r-
. a,'-- -. - on. 'i i..-o'-je,-: of the
i: : v... - :.. . mi -ht.-n the ii.diin-. ef Wj.
, o-:',-,;!-, co;i, 'aing (k. !a-.vs o.'aring on
;!: ; -,o: -':, : '.a. Mr 1.,-rioli'- open
ing re:: ,:';-.- :t- a -:.-eng areument t-1
ie p,,. i.e.. of :!-,- country. lie
' -1 . -. i ' ' i i i 1 '-'- '- e t-' ilte siate that the ef
lo I- mule in behalf of Italians were siv
, . ci:,; I and ih..l tl- ft i'i.ms of Water--.
- ni t be ia i. -; ' 'i'iing ciiirens. lie
'. ! 's ,l:b, -i ; i nii .ga- with oth'-r n:i-
. :c e-;. . aiai not 1 e . lann!-!:.
i I i. -'.-ah-, d i'"iim-el emphatiea'ly
1 : '';!. ' nife an,! .tvuIi er to e;
'. ' r I": -'-, : ;.,''t -"i th"tl) to see;,
:. : a-i" a : tl.-,- o,';ee w l.cn ihreut-
. ; i '! ! asm ) -conic, he stiid.
I ! ' . 1 ' i a lie tiv '- cause ( hri.-ti 'plu r ( olmii-
': i i i'.c i : his ,-onm :;. . i Ie detailed
I .. : ii t. ! ' '- ed by p iha-s ihrougltout
; :;: -tale. t.. f en; a pr.-;e,lii and poltti
1 cal -a- i. iati.Mi, fr -iure .f v.hich w'dl
i ' a d -;- r 1 mem of ine r"e;i(.n. Kuril
I ii,, :':1-!- tsPI b-v- ts signify hi int'n'ion
u i'. i 'v ( ith the H'l"tto ami live a
! !a:o! b' -. Tt: '- wi-l - an e -ooi:uion
ia VV,, , i n y. 11. el--. ; hi - ri marks by
' i :-oiir, Th''- :1f v i ! ury It.vtrm.
STHUCu BY A TROLLEY.
at - tto.it-t-. -n .r i-i-
tji.iri Will IrolalIy
! o.,i t a; r.l a n: r, Sept Mrs Kate Houli
han "I 2C1 Aic.1- -tart was struck by a
i:e I. -, . U iiuaii't' of l.'ast ;ain
r.r. . y .. i : day i:fl. : a. .on anil icceived
injur t'aie . 1 iu ' t she ivl". probabl v
was '!r'v::i;r!l:r"::'li J-.usi Main
i"ii a c.ir run i'n:i at a high
! -p-ed ii.i-he.1 acro.s the corner wiiitout
j any warning. car collided with the
, -ar: "la g e. llavw1 ;.; out M r.s I'oulihan
.i nil siuashhijiT tlie varrlage. i'MSsenei-s
vas runiiH::r i -.vent v-tive
n.iics an lioc.r, and that the tuotormati
'::,: -in: l ing i;ii bell for foer blocks,
Mot ovm: I.' Mackey and Cordi'ctor Kd ward
-nvlth were arrested, but were released
on JIM) bonds each, furnished by the
thence in sheets through the collecting
and folding apparatus to the delivery.
If desired the sheets may he parted to
gether. The press is practically self
threading, which can be said of no other
The folding apparatus is sturdy sim
plicity itself, and never requires adjust
ment when once set. Papers may lie de
livered in half or quarter sheet folds as
desired, and are automatically counted
out in bundles of twenty-five. The ma
chine ha been generously designed, ac
cessibility and compactness being the
chief aims of its designer. It may be
changed from four ti eight pages or
from eight to four pages in a moment.
It has many other technical features that
the'general reader may not understand,
but which at once attract the attention
1 he press was erected by P. II. Mor
timer, one of the ( ampbeil t'..'s mo.-t
practical men. lie is proud of the "New
Model" and expresses himself as more
than satisfied with the room provided for
I'.eginning to-day the friends of the
Pkmochat will find us "at home" in the
n -w olllce, o9 (irand street, the building
occupied by the Waterbury Blank
Book Co. The business of the
about for a. p
outgrew the old otliee
ago. and after looking
lace where plenty of room
and ligln, and freedom from the noise ot
'.be sti.-et could be obtained, nothing ap
proaching the conveniences of the Har
low T.rothers' building couid be foi.nd.
the business otliee and editorial roirm i.
sisuated on the first fb .or. easr side, fie-
nicdranu street, l'l.eellv m tne rear
of the ofllce. is the press room, in a or
tory building contnicted according 1
our ideas, and light' d from two side-
In the opinion of ail who have i.i:ed it.
the pre..s room is a no, hi oi u-
kind. On the third tb-or in a roou
thirty by fifty f'et in dimensions, light a
on al! four sides, is the job printing de
partment ana composing room. it i-
eonnected with the otliee by a speakinj
t ul ie and a chut e in w hieh copy may hi
sent direct from ihe editorial room to ihi
printer., liver;, thing has been arranged
for comfort. The light, requi-ite i
a printing ofi'ce. i ail that Could be d
sired, whiie the noise and dust ot tl
streets are also avoided. In short, it
,m office of hu h wo are proii'1 . and v
taiie p..-asure m exiemting an invitation
to our friends and tit" public to call.
TROUBLE FOR THE HERALD.
Civil and Criminal Suit to Re Brought bv
JI "New ttSTCTI Mah.
u ilhai'i 1-. Tl-iherty. an employee of
the ( onsolid.ated. railroad appeared at the
oniee ol ( ity Attorney Mstt'iewman, las!
'M-mng. says Uie M -.v Haven ..-ws, to
co!:'.). an ,.f an article hich .appeared in
tie- af roury Her:. M reftect I nj; on n
mor ns and character of his wife. Tl
irt:c:e --tatca tn.tt .Mrs t ,aner:y lett her
infant child and went away in tb.e com
pany of another man. Mr Flahe.ty sa s
tliat the article is untrue, and thai his
wife was almost prostrated in conse
iju 'lice, lie said that hi- wife had never
left tier bom" nt all at the clmo men
iioneil. "ity A ; i orney M atthewman said
thai bt wcul.i immediately commence a
: nmr.al 'tut against the proprietors of
Hi- paper, ami Malier'y will bring a civil
ti,: tor namnges.
l:-teeiive in Itranford.
I'.kan o ki. Vept 1. The reign
burglars in thi- tow n has stoppeil. ;
cor.ting to t ne statement o a vep know n
cilien. Two deiectives have been lu
lown during the psr week, and tb.ev re-
i. in pi n,! success o, following ep trails.
I hu. far no arre.-:s h. " fir-en maHe, but
the robberies have stopped. For many
day s a week has not passed without
some robbery, and this js considered
siifticieiii proof that the crook arc
yjornlns: Ttnelinll Gnme.
The results of the morning baseball
games to -day were as follows
i Brooklyn. Trooklvn 11, Itioj.go 3
at Mew York. New York 4, Cleveland
.'! : ai r.o'ton. TSrston 3, Cincinnati 4; al
tlaltinion . Unllimore 0. St I.oulsO; at
Washingion, Washington 0, Louisville
John Moriarty & Co. of Ihe Water
hury Vnrnilitre Co. suggest a plan by
which Tine hill, now aWaste of unim
jiroved properly, can hi- made worth
souieildpg. Incidentally they tell of the
changes that arc constantly going on at
their little village on Flast ilain street.
It is well worth a visit and every reader
of the Pkmocrat is lnviud to call at hit
or her convenience.
BLACK 8HEEP BARRED.
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FOREIGNERS
BY THE JURY COMMISSION.
Attorney O'iSeUl THnU a tittle T-itt That
"Will Interest Xt Only TVaterbnry, Bnt
People of th Whole Suite 'vriiy the Lw
Shonld Be Ttepealed.
To the Kditor of the Pemocsat :
1 desire to call attention to the, work
ings of the act of the peneral (Kiembly,
)assed tliis year, for the selection of
jurors, and to show what an outrage
ously partisan uieauro it is. It pro
vides that the selectmen shall eleet dou
ble the number of jurora to which the
te,wn is entitled; that the judges of the
superior court thall appoint two Jury
commissioners in each of tho cwntiei,
who, with the clerk of the cuty, nhall
erase one-half of the mamec aelected by
the selectmen to rve as jurors; and
these ure to uot as jurors for one year.
This statute is auhttantiallT a re-enact
ment of similar provisio passed by the
general assembiv in law, and which
emained fs law until IRfHi, when the act
wus repealed. It was claraaed tat the
jurors selected under the law prior to
lssn were inferior men. But it was
found that abuses by the pelectmen and
jury commissioners were so ftrave and so
ilivious that in lhKh tne jury commls
ioners were ablithed. and the method of
selc ting jurors by the old process at a
convention of the aelectmen, grand juror
una msnces ot the peace was restored.
To show what the ahuses were undef
jury cominissioaers I rh-e you the follow
ing lists, taken from the Warerburr
American. I examined the files of the
American very carefully tar the months
of May and July every year from laa t
lMi. both included. I examined these
months becmie the selectmen, under the
the law of lSSn, were obliged to select
the names of the jurors choen by them
in the month of May. and the jury com
missioners were obliged to strike out
one-half of the nr.mes on the second
Monday in July. It will ho seen from
these lists what confidence the select
men ana jury commissioners uaa lu lor-
eigners lor juror:
LIST SK1.F.OT1.1I BY Tnt? JTTiT COMMIS
f.l'SF.KS .tfl.T Tt. l.80.
Ir. Frederick J. Kiti(rsbury was one
of the jury commif sioTier' this year.
Aceonling to my memory about one-half
if the jurors selected by the selectmen
i-ii' foreigners or l he children of foreign-
1-.. It rtlll be ;
rs fared in this
eicid how the foreign
eiix- tioa :
V Al IV t; BORN.
I', s. rpson,
illiuie. A. .Vustln,
i'lcs . I ierpout,
.; niion ' bsborn,
y. I . Goodrich.
: 1 ode.. M. Ni w ton,
W illis Johnson,
I. M. Unriv.U,
H. 11. Peck,
: lark M. Piatt.
: le-arv V . ''lurch,
;. u". uiii,
ilobjr; H. Weltc-ll,
( . It. Webster,
I'. I . Webon.
In bM 'he stHeotmen selected fort v
four names for jurors and. as it will be
seen, t nil ! v-tive of them were i.itive
born nd the other nine were foreicners
-.villi the exception of two, Morris Reed
'i 1 our present mayor, F.dward G. Kil
duff. And it will be noticed ihat idin
the jury ( omr.iiioiiers made their seleo
!'on all tint three of ihe foreigners were
eliminated l rnm the list.
:.i..r sbi FAiEri nt .sklo tmln may 2S
I . T. Munson.
i . C. t ummerford.
Ilenrv C. Griggs,
John Fit .patriok.
William Ii. W iiliams, Matthew Kennedy,
' haiiru ey I?. Webster, Edward G. Kilduft',
I'. 1.. W elton,
Amos S. Blake,
William H. Austin,
K. Tl. Perkins,
I lavid A. Sprague,
i -ev, is Garrigus.
! 'harles Pritcbard.
lb iner F. Bassett,
Joi n '. Booth.
Fdward M. Rurral,
Joseph II. Pudley,
iilmsn ( '. Hill.
Mile. I.. Pritehard,
J . Frank Weeden.
Frederick 1'. Steele,
( harles K. Maldwiti,
Itobert K. Brown,
i '. 1 . Tromaino.
!!ufu I lit eheock,
Harl . mii ii,
Herbert . Steele,
If sse M inor,
t Jeorge H. i 'lovves.
On July 11 ill. 1S81, the jury commis
sioners erased from this list all but the
following name :
1.. I. Munson,
H. C. Gri.-gs,
A illiain H. William
. B. Webster,
Amos S. Blake,
T. '. I'pson.
W. H. Austin,
Edwanl M. Burrall,
J. Frank Weeden,
Fred P Steele,
C. K. Baldwin,
P. K. Brown,
C. I. Tremsine,
Herbert A. Steele,
George H. Clowea.
The law in 18S0 and following that year
provided for twenty-two names in the
Jnry box. but this year the law has been
changed and we arc now entitled to have
forty-four names in the box. The select
men therefore aro required to select
eighty-eight names, and from this list
forty-four names are stricken out; aad
inn it now they dirt ft thi year, me
selectmen of H'aterbury selected tho fol
lowing eighty-eight Maine as jurors for
v aiermirv ror tnis comlnz year, ana
the wero dulv forwarded to the jury
commissioners lor New Haven county,
who aro, Mr. Hobert O. Gate, late sheriff
of the count v, and who aspires to he
ongressman from this district ; also, Mr.
rarj:ont, ex-mayor of tho city of New
Haven, who also has some political aspi
rations, and Mr. Anketell, who has no
political aspirations. hut who undoubtedly
thinks that legal cont roveries between
native horns alid foreigners are in safer
hands when every member of the tribu
nal for disposing of the controrersv, both
judge and jury, are aative born. The
following are the names selected, fifty
nine natives, twenty-nine foreigners :
XATIVE P.fVRN. rflRF.IGSF.R9.
George G. Adams, Teter Blondin,
George Alexander, MaurUe F. armody,
Henry t . At wood, Kocer onor.
Samuel J. IBsrlow, ( harles Jackson,
lewis Beardsley, Cornelius P. Haves,
KueeBe A. Benham, I'at rick McMahon,
r.dwm L. Bolster, John 11. Martin,
Siuouel C. Booth, John S. Neagle,
tieo. A. Boughtou, William Pallet t.
Uenry I.. Bowers, J-.dward McGrath,
( liflbrd R. Bradley, Kdward Pierce,
l-.award M. Burrall, Patrick Hayes,
l.oren K. Carter, Pennis Kikiufl',
.loh S. t'asfle, Krauk Pagan,
John Clark, Marcus Hehmann,
C. C. Chamber. VVilliain 11. Poran.
Satn'l A. Chapman, Kugene J. Sullivan,
naaini L,. ( hliiman, t Iirlst r 11. l.awlor.
('. f . Commerford, John Fltzratrick,
fiavid ii. Paniels, James F. Poolan,
Thomas Ponllson, Moritr (irelle.
Kost E. Eggleston, Christian Mauser,
William A. Tabor, Pennls J. Casey,
John A. Hancock,
Hubert M. Kigney,
Jams . Martin.
t harles C. Horn,
Wm. A. Herbert,
David B. Hull.
William B. Judd.
Harris B. Gilson,
Joseph E. 1J linger,
Horace B. Hobinson,
Kendrick H. Simons,
William A. Spencer,
iieunett Si ilea,
Silas B. Terry,
George W. Tucker,
Mark T. Warner,
William E. Austin,
Sidney P. Bronson,
I bauneey B. Webster,
V illiam F. flrillev,
i harles Pr'tehard,
i ;-eorge Fl. Ford,
K. P. Ijimpon.
Williajii I. Thorns,
Frederick U eliou,
K. I.. IYisbie.
Ivlw in I. Welton,
lid ward B. Piatt.
Fifty-nine white sheep, twenty-nine
And this is how the jury commissioners
deal; with the eighty-eight they had on
NATIVE BOrtW FORr.tflSEKS.
Henry W. twood, Koger Connor.
Samuel J. Barlow, pennis KildufV,
I.ewi Beard. ley, Christ'er H. I.awlut.
Eugene A. Benham, Charles Jackson,
(ieo. A.Boughton, Joha S. Keale.
I. oren K. arter,
Jotin S. Custle,
( '. C. Chambers,
Samuel A. hapman,
Pauiel 1.. 'hipman,
it. E. Esgleston,
William A. Faber,
Joh A. JIuncoeU,
Charles E. ITowe,
harles E. Mart in,
II. 1.. Frishle.
Edw ard P. eiton,
David B. II nil,
William B. Judd.
E. A. Judd,
Joseph E. Mtinger,
1.. P. Mitchell,
Kendrick H. Simons,
William A. Spencer,
Silas B. Terry.
Mark T.. Warner,
W. I'. Thorns,
Edward B. Piatt,
William E. "Austin,
Sidney P. Bronson,
liauncey B. Webster,
E. K. l.anipsou.
Thirty-nine w hite sheep and five black
Now, when we take into account the
fact that when eighteen jurors are taken
out of the different boxes, and that only
two jurors are summoned from each
tow u, wo can well nnderstaad what little
chance there is for t here being more thau
one or two foreigners on any Jury walch
it is possible to draw from the different
boxes. But this is not all the difficulty
we have, for if by chance there should
be a cause on trial between a foreigner
and a native horn, and there should he a
foreigner on the jury, tho counsel acting
for the native born would challenge that
foreigner jnst as sure as death. 1 have
known this to occur tiaies without num
ber. This afternoon I looked over the
docket of the district court, which was
printed the beginning of the January
term, 1805, and found that there were
f44 cases all told on this docket, and
that of these there were foreigners, plain
tiffs or defendants, 3S3 in number; in
other words, that about two-thirds of the
parties to the actions in said court aro
I also examined the jury docket espe
cially, and found that there are sixty
three cases on this docket ; and that
forty, out of these had a plaintiff or de
fendant who was a foreigner.
I write this article because I have been
present mow for more than thirty years
annually at the meeting of the" select-
men. justices of the peace and grand jur
ors when they were assembled as a
board for the selection of jurors;
and I do not remember a single in
stance when those present did not con
sent, although sometimes I remember
when they had the power to do otherwise,
to putting on an equal number from tho
two elements native and foreign bora.
There are certainly jnst as good men, as
hottest men and as competent men among
the foreign born in this city as among
the native born, and many times it is of
very great importance that foreigner
should he in the jury box. For some un
aecoun'aole reason the native horn will
not believe a foreigner opon his oath
when he is contradicted by the narlTe
born ; and in matters of opinion, especisr
ly in relation to values the opinion of fhej
foreigner is of little or o account in the
presence of an opinion of a native born,
so that in trials, for instance as to the
value of real estate, when men like Ed
ward 1.. Frisbte, Samuel Chapman, T. L.
Curtissnndll.il. Tech, all good men,
testify to the ralue of real estate in
Urooklyu, if every man. woman and
child in Brooklyn were of a contrary
opinion al! put together againt these
men, they would he outweighed in the
presence of a native born Jury. This
ought not to be thus.
Waterbury, Aug. 31, ld!5.
CORONER MIX NOTIFIED.
SUDDEN DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN
Itohert ,T. Mod-nth a Victim of Bear
I'ni'.nre nuil ouretton of tho Langs
Keinnitis Viewed by Kedlral Examiner
Kcbcit J. McGrsrh. aged 21. the son
of Patrick P. MeGrath, who keeps a
saloon at No P Norih Kiyerside street,
died very suddenly at P o'clock this
morning at his home in the rear of tho
suloon. The young man had been
ailing for two weeks with a severe cold,
but did not consult a physician. Ho
acted r.s barter. -jer for his father and was
unusually slum lor his age.
Iji-t night he was tjiken with a chok
ing sens.ai ion and his condition became
.o serious I hat a priest w as summoned.
1 he y.umg man would not have the ser
vi -cs of a physii un.
Al 7 o'clock this morning his condi
tion had 1 ecetne so alarming that Dr
Frown w.i. haii!y summoned. When
tin-doctor arrived t K o'clock lie found
MoGre'h dead, br Crares, who is act
ing a-- m.-l.eai examiner, was notified.
lie eaioir.d trie remains and pro
noKTieeil :ho e; one of heart failure,
loll e- Ing congestion of the lungs. Ho
noiitlerl lie ee-oner of the circum
stances. Hiere will be no inquest.
THE JACQUES STAGE.
FITTED THROUGHOUT WITH NEW
SCENERY AND SETTJWGS.
It 111!!'., Al.o l'-r.n r.nlnra-ed and TTIH
Cflmi'.ire r'avoruoly TTith Any Play
house In Hiovr Ftjigutnil.
When Jean Jacques started to reno
vate his orera house he did not for a
iiioinerd icidi -e that h- had a nionater
project on his hands, but Jean is aceu
1 1 eued to handling such projects with
success (.ml always remembers there it
no such word as can't. A detailed des-.-i.pl
ion of tho housn it is impossible
- l to get. hip u i si-fcient to say for
ila- ,i''v of ibc hene that It will' be a
thing of H'ai:ty. The P:mocrat wants
iis readers to first realize that beauty of
the interior before i; attempts to describe
Through the kindness of Manager
!ao;ues. hwerer, and the courtesy
of the scenic artit. William I.
Hamilton of New York, the PEMOCRAT
1. allowed in descri'rfi the stage settings
and the ari-tic work performed by Mr
Hamilton. There was no doubt in the
reporter's mind snd there should be no
doubt in the minds of rhe patrons of tho
liou..e. thai it is def of the. best equipped
.-;:i.es in New Eagisnd. fH the ilrst place
all the old scenery has been reinoxed to
the auditorium. Every )iece is new,
even to the frtme work. There arc
thirteen new sets. The exteriors consist
of wood, garden, landscape, rocky pass,
horir.on. ancient and modem streets.
Ilre is a full palace ret, fancy and plain
chambers, prison. kitchen and ofllce sets.
The tormentors axe new as are the bor
der, and ihe full set of foliage are re
markable for their beauty.
'Hie new curtain must be seen to be ap
preciated. It is of heavy nlle green plush
and the gold embroidery, which is
worked on by hand, completes a curtain
whi h for magnificence cannot be ex
e.'lled. fine may appreciate ir. more fully
when it is known that the curtain alone
co--, nearly fcl.OOO. The color scheme
blends and harmoniie with the colors
and decorations of the house..
Tie palace et, which baa never been
in the sioek of the houe before, consists
of a backing and three ejj drops. It is
an arrangement of raiis'ii e marble col
umns, draped in richly colored hangings.
Ilie fancy chamber i verr light aud
delicate, in bhv and gold, fi the Louis
t lie Fourteenth style. The gothic is '
made of colors dark and rich, of warm
design. A principal feature of the new
sols-is that the large number of pieces Can
be arranged in one hundred different
ways. Ihe theatre can run a whole sea
sou without the patrons of the house
seeing the samo shaped setting
I he electric plan is another important
factor. It is the Beron system which
has given such success throughout the
country. It v. as put in by the inventor
and can be marked on tho same principal
'I lie ushers well also greet the patrons
with handsome new costumes. With
the utage widened and every seat in the
house a good one there should be feii
eral saiiatactlou. Artist Hamilton is to
remain here another month as he has
many little details to complete. He has
uccoiuplishad a great work already and
Manager Jacques feels as tickled over
it as a boy does orer Ms first