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TOL. VIII.
NO. 230.
WATEIIBURY, CONN., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1895.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
UNIQUE BACHELOR BALL.
MR. BELMONT GIVES NEWPORT SOME
THING TO TALK ABOUT,
His Housewnrmlng; t lielcoiirt One of the
Mont Brilliant and Orijtlual Auulrs or
tha 8eunn Blooded Homes In lnimacu
late Stalls Tart of the ?liaw,
Newport, R. I., Sept. 3. Oliver n. P.
Belmont's new house, Brloourt. was for
mally opened amid splendor unusual even
for Newport, where each housot.Tiiiir
strives to be more magnificent than tho
last.
The illness of Mr. Belmont, whieh re
cently upset all Newport, is practically
ovor, but ho is still an ill man. ami t.o
won't do any more, cnte riniijinp this sea
ion nt least.
Beleourt is the fines' combination of a
Villa and itahln to he found 'n A mcriea.
Tho whole et: !!"-rimom loo'.; nn
like
public building lhsn a:.ythinp rise. It
was built after designs by the late H. M.
Hunt, and no heed vrn paid to expense.
The fittings ana f nt nisiifngs are fit for
a castle. Rare n!A tapestry nnd hionzer..
Statues of full fledged hore. with knttrMs
In armor nsrrlde; thousands of doila's'
worth of paintings, etchings ar.d engrav
ings, all emblematical of race horse,
coaching and of nil kinds of r.irlo of an
cient and modern days are on the walls of
tho coach room, where tho supper took
place.
The Belmont colors nnd r-:.;U of nrniR
aro prominent. I;own on tho first tloor
and connected with the ballroom, wheru
sounds of revelry were heard and where
two bends of music wero in attendance,
was the stable. Hero wcr.' 'the thorough
bred horses, only horses which could he
owned by a Belmont. These were in hand
aome stalls, with sides in snow white tils.
Blooded Horses on Dress Farade.
For tho occasion the blooded animals
were placed on dress parade. They wero
covered with pure white blankets nnd
with colors to match. Such a i-rene was
never witnessed at a hall in America. Tho
pretty women, in chic gowns, stroll-d
through tho brilliantly illuminated sta
bles with ns much f.-oeotom us they did ia
tho ballroom.
It was by oil odds the grandest enter
tainment ever piven. in Newport, at least,
.und without doubt it lias in vrr lic.i du
plicated in America, .lust '.: yon.l w.-s tho
conrtyard, ulso illuminated and iecone of,
and where birds of all kinds, monkeys
and other attractions from tlrny Cra
park were on exhibition. With the bright,
full moon, the lights and mnsic. the puo-ts
wore totally nnoonsoioii tha' it was night.
It was a weird bur. pict r.rrsoue sevtr. w'.t h
Belmont colors nnd Belmont c;.a; of arms
prominent.
On one sido are jeweled w bide
on the other side is gallery. N
ami
I fin
main entrance to the room and
taoond tloor ia a church orpin,
pealed forth jovous strains wh
n tho
which
ti tho
guests arrived. On the sides r frequent
interavls are knights iu junior, silent re
minders of by gone days. Just below tho
organ were two mammoth horses of old
en days Arabian perhaps and astride of
which wero bold warriors.
Between the horses, on a i.iammoi h rnstio
horseshoe device, surmounted wi'h a
jockey rap of the Btlmoot colors, tin fa
vors, (he likr cf whieh were never seen
before, were displayed.
IiKillor Bull Vurt and Simple
Understand that it was a '.Mi-iioior ba'.l
pure and simple, ami not one of Mr. lci
mont's mtny rrunds of the fair sex were
asked to receive the guests, although
many wero anxious to aid tin. ill host ie.
every possible manner. In !.;, Uie cotil
Ion was ledbytno Boston pentiemen
Mr. H. D. Gushing ar.d Mr. li. H untie
well ami that, tu, without ladies. Of
course this wt-s net ;ilri ei,r. i.i luJie.. hut
it could not be hrlped. Mr. Kilmer.; tw
iug original cvt :. if erratic rr ,ceentrie
in his idens of n bachelor ba'.l .1; the only
combination dwelling h; esse firiii stable iu
America.
The olahorato and "ostly favors wero
distributed by Mr. Belmont's Err-ish
"tiger, " shout 3 feet in height. The lad
wits drossefl in high beats, tinu-ws, silk
hat an4 roc kado. n:-.d on his hacn were
two win frs to rp;vse::t a niedi rn rnp.d.
Mr. Belmont's two tfyptiMU si rvar.rs
dressed in true native costume, tsith
drawn swords, aided the ' tiu.."
Two servAnti wr.'i n.tiy Lrvi'si-rs and
powdered hir brought forth papfr hoops
for one fiftnre in the rr' i'.ion jifter l r
per hnd served the supper. ihfr or:.::.
nal and nriue tiv.reK in the cn-man
Included races on hohl y hore ; ihroi:;:ti
paper hoops, and run wjre placed tiehintl
a sheet and placed their fin'i.n cm ih.
screen. Tht' lp.dirs follower s-.o.:, aitd
later they put en manV.s and toumi a:.d
danced with the men they accidentally
cum? In contact with tbrot! the ehcet
dovice.
The men put on tissno paper bnp, 'in.l
tho women were expected to and did pick
them out. and when thry rti.l they 1 to
compelled to dance with them. There
were also driving f purrs In h'-.tnr-s. an.l
the !:!ies as a Trend flnalo H-sied ! a'ls t.i
the nieu. More elaborate favers, ir.r.uil
lng four iu hund whips, were neve, seen
In Xewporl.
DuLe of BIarlbronh T?:or,.
The yuebis arrived urexpecieiily early,
and whet) they entered th riuin entnpiee
they saw a bis stuck of cards and let, era
sent to the hor. by sympathizing friends
Vritig hi recent illness. Kveryb. dy was
1 'esent, inehidin.r the Hoke if V. 1'i'eor.
oigrh, all the attaches e( the forrif em
bassy represented here, n: d ': c .t : r .1
le-ASt, the pups'. s of horio1- inclade.t 1 t!
Raohael and l-.-.dy 4i!e-n V'yodlmv. ij'iin,
duutthters of Lord DiiniTaii', vlocame
with their hostesses, Mrs. Herbert and
Miss Grace Wilson.
Lerd Dunraven was expected, but he
could not. lenve his pre:nn buai iie-s in
connection with Valkyrie. It wtis a firoat
ball and a tittinj rhrinteniug to Hcleou-t.
The brother of the host, Mr. Perry Bel
mout, was a Very u.e'ul 1: an at the ball,
and ho relievad h1 111 brother of many
pressing demands. Tlie inly draw heck was
the illness of the host and tim inability of
his only siter, Mrs Samuel S. iiowlaml,
to reach here as exported. Supper was
served by Merger at half 1 ast 1-' o'clock,
aud the cotillon followed.
r-niall piK chairs were provided for the
60 pairs who pari ideated in tlic jtenniin,
and while the lender.-. Messrs. dishing
and liunaewcll, were arranpinp th de
tails tho organ overhead was plnyett
IN MEMORY OF SEDAN.
i The Kaiser Honors tho Oerman-Amcricsn
I Survivors.
BiUtl.W, Sept. 3. The celebration of
I the twenty fifth anui ersury of tho fall of
Sedan was continued. The sun shone I
brightly, and the weather was perfect.
Immense crowds of sightseers thronged
the streets. Emperor William reviewed j
tiie first regimeut of tho puards before
i the Schio. s, and at the conclusion of tha
review personally decorated the standards
of the troops with oak leaves.
The paraoo of troops aud veterans on
the TVmpeHiofeT fold was attended with
unwonted splendor. The American veter
ans were jjiven the place of honor in the
rijcht wing, near the Steuerhaus. The
weather was very warm, and a haze hung
ov 1 1- the scene..
The. empress drove to the parade ground
in a eaiirajte drawn by ;,;u: horses ridden
by postihom..
"l he cm i iae wai prceedrd by a detneh
ment of her m. 'est y 's e: n body guards.
The etnprcsss wore an ivory cream colored
costume and a lace, bonnet ami carried a
sunshade of the same color. Her majes
ty's enrriajje was followed by one contain
inp the pt '.p.ct -. The kaiser .-vrlved i n tho
ground Iflllowcd by th kitjof Wurtem-bai-f;.
who was nitired in a red Hussar
uniiorni. He was attended by a piittering
suit of generals, prun es and foreign at
taches A nr.u '. ren-.endous cheers the emperor
entered the city nt the brad of his color
company, pa-wun,; through the Frie.drich
stiase ar.d 1'nter den Linden, where tho
children of the. Berlin schools, numbering
aloul JbttOvl, wore formed in line await
ing the arrival of his majesty. Over 100,
000 pi-rsons witrtessed the procession, the
windows and roofs of the buildings along
t hi line of march beir.p crowded with
spectators and every available space be
in;; in cupied.
'1'hi- banquet last evening of the veterans
at Freiburg, Baden, was hroupht to a sad
termination. Justice Kieser had arisen
and was otTering n tenst ft? the people and
the army when he was stricken with
apoplc.vy and died almost instantly.
MURDER OR SUICIDE?
Body of a Vaur.c Wamnn Found In a Shal
low Creek,
Lyons, . Y., S-'tpt. 3. The body of a
vi tniiii was diseovered lyinj face down
w.ar.l on h, r hands and knees in less than
four feet of water in Black brook, a small
tributary of the t'lyde river, by Lewi
S'uis, a colored boy. The body was taken
to I'r.drriaker Boehni's rc onis, whero It
was nicitiue.l as beinp that of Miss Mary
Ic;-da"pUv daughter of (ieorjje Re.sdarph.
a carpenter livns near the hamlet of
Maronj-o, seven miles southeast of this
place.
The yoniii." lady was a little over 21
yc'.rs of age, was in good health, had at
tended the Lynns Union school nil last
year and had been in the teacher's train
in,- class. She had visited Lyons on Patur
clay and was seen tsunday afternoon bj
nei (.tit l.ors iivo miles from hero on her way
to i.yi it on toot, which would necessitate,
i lie , rssiu- of the stream within a few
feet of v. lu re . he was found. It is said
that -' c attended services Punday evening
in t Y. iS village.
1 tuiicat tons are evenly divided betweei.
sui-Ute and foul p'i'y, with e fair prcpon
!. .ice ' in favor et suicide . The case Is a
mvstctioiis .iite iti ,ery rcspeot. Coronet
Dr. Herman 1 . Chase of Palmyra has im
patie'.i d a oiry, whieh has adjourned un
til Wcdnebda j afternoon.
EASEBALL.
KATIONAU LEAUtE liAMKS.
At New York
New York 0 e 0 0 -2010 -
I levelan.l 0 0 tt ? 0 0 1 0 II-
At Brooklyn
Brooklyn 0 10 3 i 0 fi -
I iit -aeo 0 0 11 fi 1 o 0 ;i-
At Host on
Cmclune.ti 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0-
B.-ston 0 0 0 0 0 0 ti 1 -
At Philailelphia
Philadelphia..... i o u 0 it o 0 i
I'ittsbar,-r 1 0 0 11 0 1 0 0
At Ealtimore
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 o 0 1 1-
Baltimore 0 o 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-
At V ashiniiton
Louisville 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 ti.
NYashinpion 2 I 0 2 0 o 0 1
FA-Tf,l!X I.FAO.t'E GAMES.
s
i
At
den,-.
A'
liarre
Koch ester Koch ester,
Provi
Wilkes
-yrneu.s, 11;
liny Shot by Tils Comrade.
('nsriiK'li
roK. O.. e-ept. R Bay
f-chno
fer. a hoveled 1',, stmt
Thomes MeDirinott.
the result of a quarrel.
Hd fatally injured
The shootinp wtt
WeTermott picked
up a stone and threatened to kill the hoy.
.-jcr.aefer drw a S'i ealiher revolver and
tired point blar.k at lleDt rmort. MeBrr
nn't will die. rVhacfor pr.vn himself np
anti ;s ite.w tn jail.
Mothodifct Minister Suspended,
riAMH.-l.v, O.. Sept. S. Tho Mrtho-di-.'
;v( .-:, ; conference suspended fot
o.i-e year th" licv. V.". R. Dudley, formei
chap'ain of th,- (ihio penitentiary, for ob
tail ir:t; liti't'to under f.'se pretrnsrs.
Colnnpl tTrerklairid Jte to Telle the ttlSMp.
1 T f i.tos. Ky., !-cpt. S Colonel W
C. 1 . IlrerVir rid(;e annoattccd that h
will make his first ; o",itieal speech hi l!i;
lie :.e. i itie state enpmaipn on Sept. 21 at
V ,1 liiimstown, Grnci rounty.
Aint-rieaa Soctr.l Srl.npe Avsorlatlon.
vT -i: .. Sept. n. The American So
ei. 1 S -b ta p fisso: lath r brcan its general
ircitt'ip: here las; eveitin;
All (Julrt at lshperolng;.
MAr.QVETTK. Mich., Sept. 3. Three.
si cam shovels are in npe-atfon in Iehpem
ittp loading o'e with nonunion men undei
protect: n of the state troops. Ail is
uu;'t.
Hosiery Mills ltMinne,
Titov, Sept. ;i Work was resumed to
day at the .V'.tno Hosie-y mills in Lan
ffintihurtr. aft.r a stonmtT of two weeks.
An Indian Claims Part of the Town.
K ass as City, Sept. 3. R. R. Dunbai
of Arjrcn inc. a suburb of this oily, acting
for tieorjje Washington, a Shawnee In
dian, has brought suit to recover 32S acres
of choice residence and business Eroportv
in ths west end of that town.
DR FRAKERFOUND ALIVE
PLAYED DEAD FOR YEARS TO SWINDLE
INSURANCE COMPANIES.
There Was a SI 0,000 TC award, However.
In His Arrest, and the Dotectlves Final
ly Traced Him to the Woods In North
ern Minnesota.
DriXTH, Minn., Sept. 3. Living in the 1
wilds of northern Minnesota, 60 miles i
from a postofilce, with oaly a boy for a
companion, Dr. Georpo W. Fraker, who
planned one of the most pipantio and suo
ceasful iustrance swindles of modern
times, was captured by officers who have
been on his track for tho past two years.
Hp to Aug. 12 last there wns a standing
reward of fJO.OtK) for his arrest offered by
the insurant companies.
In the latler pert of 1S9S Dr. George W.
Fruker was attached to the St. F.lmo ho
tel, tho loading hotel in Stscelslor Springs,
a famous health resort nor.e Kansas City.
Together with seven or eight companions,
the doctor went flnhir.p on the Missouri
river one day, and after dark, while in
the company of Georgte Barry, James
Triplet and Jake Crowley, n nepro, he
disappeared These three parties after
ward swore positively that they witnessed
his drowning while rowing in a leaky
boat.
Some three or four months previous to
this he began load i rip up with life insur
ance, takinji 810,800 In the Kansas Mu
tual Life of Topeka, $16,000 in tho Hart
ford Life and Annuity, $16,000 in the
Providence Savings Life of Kew York and
$i.800 in the benevolent societies of that
plr.ee, a total of 168,000.
Insurance Companies Had to Fay.
Forty thousand dollars of the insurance
money was payable to his brother-in-law
in trust for the children. Dr. Fraker,
who practiced for eipht years, was an
active leader in Sunday school work, but
held rather peculiar views on religious
subjects.
After a thorough investigation all the
companies except tho Equitable refused
to pay the claims, whereupon James K.
Lincoln, the rxteutar of the will, brought
suit in the district court at Liberty, Mo.,
which was afterward transferred to the
United States circuit court of Kansas
City. Robert T. Derrick was appointed
jointly to conduct the case for ihe com
panies and was assisted by eminent legal
talent.
lu the latter part of 1SD4, after an In
tensely sensational trial, lasting two
weeks, the jury, aeting under orders from
tho court, fieolared for the defense. A
new trial was planted on teehtiicul points,
and iu February judgment was given for
tho full amount and a stay of execution
prautcd for six months until Auk. 12. u
that date the full amount wns paid to thu
executor, and the companies withdrew
their offer ot $i9, 090 reward.
Derrick obtained a elow in the latter
part of 1894, whieh he has patiently fol
lowed ever since, until about a we ok ago
he learned the whereabouts and assumed
name of the doctor.
Thursday night he arrived in Tower,
Minn., together with John Wilkinson,
chief of poilce of Topeka, to assist in tak
ing Fraker back. Derrick and Wilkinson
learned that Dr. Fruker went by the name
ot Sehnell and lived with a young man in
a woodman's hut 6k utiles from Tower,
on the Itasca county road.
Ownd Up Whcs Arrested.
About 2 m'les from Tower, Depnty
Philip, who was acquainted wirh Fraket
under his alias ns rVhnell. saw Fraker'i
eornpenion iu a shanty near the wood. D
was humidified and guarded, .-.nd about
t wo miles turt her on nr. raker, with a
pun ow his shoulder, was found. Sudden-
ly Philip seized his arms, and Wilkinson
put on the hatidcutTs.
When the wur-ant was read to him, ht
I was thunderstruck, hut admitted his iden
tity at once. He readily agreed to accom
pany the oflic.ers to ilissnuri without
j waiting for extradition papers.
In coiiversMt ion he stated that be had
expected his relative t-o get a portion of
the insurance money and himself sump
also. He had been greatly benefited, h
said, by The waters of a sprirr, where hi
j stepped and had abont made arrange-
' rc.ents to buy tho place. He would hnv
spent 20.000, he said, in improving it.
I Fraher's hiding place was only a day's
I travel from the Canadian boundary. Pl
bed beer there abont six months, eominp
into town oeea-sifinally only for mall and
provisions. Hi.- simply of money was
quit! low. and he evidently expected som
j shortly. As his executor has not yet rtis
: fcri bitted the money, Mr. Derrick tele
graphed to Kansas City to have suit insti
trued against him at once to .:eover the
money.
Dr. Fraker was taken to Dtiluth in
chnrjip of Deputy Sheriff Philip and no
comp.-inicd by Attorney Robert T. Derrick
of Topeka. De was lodged iu jail pondinfj
his removal to Topeka, whieh will tak
place as soon as the nocessary formalities
are observed.
tnencerfest at IJolgeville.
DoKCiEVlU.F. N". Y., Sept. 3. TheSaon
perfest here was much more successful
even than the promoters of the affair had
hoped for. F.ighteen of the German sinp
ing societies lietween Albany and Buffalo
came hero tn assist in making the occasion
one king to be remembered.
Fatal Aceident at a New BnildlDS.
Nkw YsM'.k, Sept. fl. James Morgan,
27 years old. of 40i Second avenue, wa
instantly killed, and Thomas f-Jrare. 2"
years old, of 859 Fast Seventy-sixth
street, was painfnlly injured while at
work on a building in eonrse of construc
tion at 127 Fourth avenue.
TV reeked by the Trolley.
Elizabeth, X. J., Sept. :s. M. Meyet
and his wife were e.nt driving on Elizabeth
avenue, when they were run Into by rro!
ley car No. 576. Both were thrown ontot
the wagon. Mrs. Meyer had her right
arm broken and received other injuries.
The buggy was wrecked.
Bethlehem Armor Flate In Russia.
Bkthi.eiiem, Pa., Sept. 3. The Bethlo
hem Iron company was advised by cablt
of another successful armor plate test is
Hussia. The plate tested represented a
lot of seven inch armor made by the com
pany for the Russian battleships SeniaTiD
aud Oushakoff.
ROUTINE FIRE MATTERS.
The Question of Sending Chief Snaggto the
National Coitveution Continued.
At the nieetintr of the fire board Inst
nijjht Commissioner Dynes brought up
the mat tor of rules and regulations for
the Dose Hill Hose Co, No o. and moved
' that they be adopted, excepting the sec
I lion coutlietins; with the general laws of
I tho tire department, which Commissioner
Driggs objected to at a previous meeting.
! The moiion was carried. Tlie section
referred to, and w hich was not approved,
gave the foreman of the company the
right to allow the members to bring liq
uor into the rooms. According to the
general laws of the department this can
be dune only by the cousent of the chief
engineer.
Clerk Grady read a communication
from tlie chairman of the committee of
the International Association of Fire F.n
gincers, urging the AVnterbury depart
ment to be represented at the conven
tion. Mr Hart said he thought it was the
dm v of the cit v to send iis chief engineer
to this con vein ion and moved that Chief
Snagg he authorized to represent the
YVaterburv tin' department at the meet
ing and that the sum of 100 be appro
priated to defray ills expenses.
Commissioner Hvnes scratched his
head, leaned hack in his seat, yawned.
and then walked across the room and
whispered something in Mr Hart's ear
The latter assumed an upright posi
tion, put on a serious face, and said:
"Well, Mr M.tvor, if there is no obiec
tion. I withdraw that motion and let this
matter go oyer until tlie next meeting
when perhaps all the members will he
present." No one objected and there
the matter rested.
A communication was received from
Chief Snagg, extending an invitation to
the board to attend the annual inspection
and parade ot the department on Sept em
her 15. It was accepted and placed on
tile.
A petiti.vi from Mutual Hook ot T.ad
der Co. askitiy that rugs be placed in the
bunks at its houo, was referred to Chief
Snagg with power to act.
The chief was authorized to have a
;iew brake put on the a-iial truck at an
expense of . 1(1.
n petition of A. A. Irion, the court
of common council recommended that a
lire alarm ho bo placed at tlie corner of
Ward and Kouiul Hill streets.
Mr Hart said he should like to vote for
l lie petition, but tie ught tin1 hoard could
not atl'ord to do the job this year.
c, .nunissiot'.er llvues grew eloquent
ami want' ,1 to know if tin' people in that
section of the low ii w ere not entitled to
s Hue protection. At the close of his re
marks be had converted Mr Hart to his
view of the situation alio the motion
went through with a rush. It will cost
about Bi0 to put a tin- box at this point.
'ihe pay roll, amounting to S:." and
the miscellaneous bills aggregating
t;;i, w ere approved.
ARM TAKEN OFT.
Freight IlraUeuiaii Kalis Fr.nn the Top of
a Moving ( ur.
William lieymdds, a brakenian on the
New Kngland railroad, tell from a freight
iraiit which was passing ihrough the
Kasl Hartford yards laie la-t evening,
and had his arm so hadh crushed by the
car win e's tha, amputation 'be slnml
iier was necessary. He also
received a bad scalp wound on
.bo back of the In-ad ami lies
:d the hp:f.d in a critical condition.
Tlie train v as iml going at a rapid
rale when he b 11 oil'. ..r he would liavi
oeon killed, lor lie toM the bouse sur
geon :u i he hospital ih.it he was dragged
.,t.t;e a di-tatice. He was able to shout
br h 'p. and w ben a--isiaiue came he
, as put mi a train and carried in the
New F.uglaiid station iu liar; ford, , here
ihe ambulance nu t the train and oni
v e ed him in liu- hospital.
l.'evnolils" home is al 125 Franklv n
avenu . Port .lervis, N . .. where h
b.is a v. ite.
tiKttlliiK Reformatory Methods.
The
hoard of directors ot the state
reformatory visited the state pris
vesterdav and thoroughly inspected the
in-titui ion irom cellar to garret." All
the members were present. President
John. I. Met ook ot Hartford. Major F
. Spencer of ibis cit v, secretary H
w. Swan of Norwich and Messrs
Hubbard of Merid.-n and K. M. Chap
man of Pino Meadow. I hey will goto
i oticorit, Mass. to-nav to inspect t tie re-
tonnalorv there, to-morrow will inspect
the reformatory institution at herborn.
Mas., and from there w ill go to Provi
dence. 1,'. I. where they learn what
Ihode
tie.
Island does m the relonnatorv
HORSES AND HORSEMEN.
The dead Pennsylvania sire, St. Bel, Is
the only horse that ever had six of his get
enter the list in one day.
Tho horses of Illinois number 1,530,300
and ure assessed at a total value of $10,
843,105 an average of to.Ct).
Vehicles of all kinds must now carry
lights in New York after dark, and on the
up town avenues the new rule vastly livens
the appearances.
The pacer Yitello, who reduced his rec
ord to 2; 10 at Mystic park not long ago, is
one of the veteran brigade. Ho is 10 years
oldjynl has raced many seasons.
The 2:20 list for 18lJ5thus far quite out
shows the 2 :30 for tho same Reason only
five years hack. As to trotting aud pacing
Fpeed, what is the limit, and where aro we
at?
"Young Alden" Goldsmith promises to
bo as great a driver ns his father, the late
James Goldsmith, or bis uncle, John A.
Blood will tell in tho seat as well as ths
shafts.
Collins, 8 :20Vi, has boon sold to go to
Europe. The colt was timed a half in 1 :04
at Detroit, quite fast enough to keep our
friends ovor t act water going to tho watch
maker for repairs.
Korris Holoomb was the first man in
tho United States to introduce tho "turned
up" turns on a race track. Ho followed
out the idoa he obtained at a oirous in ob
serving that the ring was turned up, and
thereby experimented with the Hartford
half mile track in 186T Horseman.
MURDER, FIRST DEGREE.
DETAILS OF THE KILLING OF MARCIAN0
PUGLIESE OF JACKSON STREET.
Acting Medical Examiner Graves Says
the Wound Would Have Caused Heath
In Five Minutes-Tilt Ketween Attorney
Koot and Medical Examiner Axtelle.
At 10 o'clock to-dav the trialof Joseph
Calo.for the niurdi rof Mareiano Pugliese
on the night of August 24. w as begun in
the city court. The complaint was read
to Calo, charging him with murder in
the lirst degree. He shook his head and
said "No," when asked if guilty or not
guilty.
Ur Axtelle was not present and Dr F.
G. Graves, who performed the
autopsy, took the stand. He said
he was assistant acting medical ex
aminer in the absence of'Dr Axtelle. He
described the autopsy he had performed
on Puglesse at the morgue of the Water
bury Furniture Co. lie said that he
performed most of the work and that
Dr Axtelle was present. The only mark
of external violence was the wound at
the junction of the collar and breast
bones on the left side. It was one inch
in length and was a clean cut incised
wound. He shoved one linger the full
length into the wound. He then de
scribed the removal of tlie organs. He
found two quarts of blood lining up the
chest cavity and over tlie heart. Death
was caused by exhaustion from liem
morrhage. It would he impossible for a
man to live longer thau live minutes with
a wound like that and he would become
unconscious in at least three minutes.
Cross examined lie said the weapon must
have been four inches in length and lie
thought made by a two edged kuife.
Othoer N'oonan said he was told on
Bank street at 11 :05 on the night of the
affair, by two young men. that a murder
had been committed on dacksom street.
He and Otliccr Allen started for tlie
scene, hut were delayed by a freight
t aln on the New Fngland road. Ihev
und a dead man lying in the yard iu
front of the door of the house. He made
enquiries and then with several Italians
made a search Ihrough Brooklyn for an
Italian named Fainighetti. He returned
to the house at half past twelve.
The dead man st ill laid there. He went
into the house and found ( alo in bed
wttll a cut 111 tlie breast, lie was groan
ing as if in pain. He went away shortly
liter Dr Axtelle came. He returned
again at ! o clock m the morning with
Deleciive Kgan. Tliev met sonic Italians
niing from tlie house, one of whom
gave Keleetivo i.gan a ktuio. 1 lie nlaile
ami purl ot the handle had hh ml on it
1 he luriiuure iu ihe house was broken
ami disarranged.
Da Axtelle, whocainc mat tenininiut
to twelve, caused Prosecuting Attorney
Webster to feel relieved, as he A as a
ry important witness. He said that he
und the uiiiu dead in front of the housi
and examined the wound. He found
ilo in bed. probed his wound and found
that there was no need of him lying
there, aud ordered the officers to take
him to the station. Calo could under
built every word said until he mentioned
police stat ion. t lieu he was dead to tin
world. He had on a w rapper, pants and
drawers. To the best of his recolli
lion the clot lies were covered with
blood, but so much blood could not conic
lrom the wound on his person.
Here a dispute arose between Jmlgi
Boot and Dr Ar.lelle on the clothim:
question. 1 r Axtelle wanted tin
clothme; 1-1: out entirely, but the argu
ment it i 11 continued hel w en the whiles-
and Judge Ifoot. Dr Axt
a legal subterfuge. tt
said il was
c Wehstiv
'r be ad
adjourucd onie
said that tin- case bad
bett
jotirneil and Judge I'm
court until half past twelve.
When court re-opened at half past one
tin' state warned to put on ' Hlicer Allen
for the lirst w itness. Judge Boot ob
jected on the grounds that he had not
tinislieii with Dr Axtelle. He wanted
Id cross-examine him. while his mind
was fresh mi hi- testimony. He wanted
to hold to the rule. As Dr Axtelle was
not present it was mutually agreed that
all his testimony this morning should be
stricken out, and if the stale desired, lie
could be put on the stand before tlie
trial was over,
Oillcer Allen gave practically the same
testimony as Officer Noonan. He added,
however, that alo had on his trousers
and drawers and had a piece of cloth
under his arm. where ihe wound was.
Dr. Axtelle. he said, removed Calo's
clothes. He, Officer Allen, picked up
Calo's clothe and brought them to the
station.
The clothes, covered with blood, were
exhibited in court, but there was no
wrapper. There was. however, a colored
shirt stained with blood. After the doc
tor had gone Calo's wife got other cloth
ing and lie dressed himself and was
taken to the station. The bloody cloth
ing was found in the bottom of a clothes
basket with other clothes on top.
Sergeant Dodds said lie was on duty
when Calo was brought to the station.
His hands were all blood, but he did not
know who he was fighting with, lie
said the man that did the
killing was a stranger; did not know
where he belonged. Asked if it was
Kaniigetti lie said it was. The bundle
of clothes was handed to
by either Officers Allen
lie examined the clothing
the
or
and
sergeant '
Noonan
lolled it i
up agam.
Detective Kgan said that when he
went over to Jackson strict he found tlie
dead man in the yard, went into tlie room
where Calo was. asked Officer
stay there until lie returned,
Mien to
enouircd
outside for twenty minutes, then returned
and questioned Calo. The latter denied
having a tight or knowing anything
about the killing of Pugliese.
He said Calo was naked when he got
there, that the pants anil drawers lav on
tlie edge of the bed. After Dr. Ax -
telle told him the man was all righl he had
Calo put his clothes on and took him to
tlie station. On the way up he said to ( 'alo :
It is very funny that vou are cut and
another man is dead, and you don't know
anything about it .' i
t'alo then said that he was sitting on
tlie steps and the dead man said to him : ,
"I can smash his face or any of his ;
friends."' i
Asked if he struck the dead man lie '
said no. At the station be tried to deny
that he said anything. Both arms were
bloody clear to tlie elbow. The de
tective also pointed out, in court, the
man who gave him the knife.
HALF THE TAX PAID.
TOWN TREASURY DRAWN ON
$1,214.11 THIS MORNING.
FOR
This Represents
Halt of the
Two-Tenths of
Special
a Mill
County Tax of
Recently Laid.
The selectmen to-day drew an order
for isl. 214,11, which represents one
half of the special county tax of two
tenths of a mill. It will lie remembered
that at a meeting of the senators aud
representatives of Xew Haven county,
held on Julv 3, the following vote was
passed :
Besolveit, that a county tax of two-
tenths of a mill be laid on the gran I
list of each town on the list of lJIM, one-
half of said tax to become due aud pay
able on the first day of September, lsy.5,
and the remainder to become due and
payable on the first day of September,
lSiMi."
Waterburv's share, based on a grand
list of S12.141.0tiS, was S2,42ti.2'2. One
half was paid to-dav and the balance be
comes due aud payable on September 1,
lfJli.
BITTEN BY A VICIOUS DOG.
Moses C. Speir has an Exciting Experience
on Ward Street.
Moses C. Speir of 92 Abbott avenue.
foreman at the American Pin Co., had an
exciting experience on Ward street last
uight. He was callmg on a triena wneu
he was attacked aud badly bitten on tho
calf of the right leg bv a vicious dog.
Mr. Speir was walking oi the sidewalk
in blissful ignorance of approaching dan
ger when tlie canine bounded from the
street, and helore he knew wnat was tna
matter the dog had torn his trousers and
sunk its teeth into tlie flesh, inflicting a
number of painful cuts from which tha
injured mau bled profusely. After a
stubborn contest Mr. Speir succeeded in.
getting away from the enraged animal,
ami made his way to Xugent's South
Main street pharmacy, where his wounds
were cauteiied bv
Fallon.
Druggist John F.
OPENING 0FTHE JACQUES.
The Ieeorations of the New House a Com
plele Triumph.
It w as not an unusual thing last night
io bea applaii- b om every part of tho
new Jacques npcia house, as the patrons
took llu it' seals : mid gacd aroitud at tho
beauty of tie- interior. It was indeed a
remarkable change and the thorough in
novation was a ei.uipa !, surprise. Peo
ple wondered whether they sat in a the
ater of Nov. York or iti il.eir own Water
bury bouse. 'I'm ;i;-t thing noticeable
w as the di -cent to the seal s in tlie par
quet. The old steps bad been done away
witli and a heavily carpeted incline took
their place.
The beautiful title green pmsh curtain
with its raised g.iid embroidery was ad
mired b till. In 'be center of the cur
tain was an ingenious piece of work,
where -.be lct'o'-r- " I K A ," also in.
raised gold, surrounded with beauty tho
large gold letter "J."
The boxes, reduced to four on each'
side. ecu- so coy looking that j
there is no fear ,.f their being left,
idle during the season. They were
throw n out further iu bcautitul curves,
wuh silver railiing uroiind them, plush;
drep. l ies to shield the occupants if de-
sind. and each having three electric
lights. fhey presented a picture.
The house itself is decorated in palo
green and gold, while the ceilings are ar
ranged in white and gold. The arrange
ment of seal s is better than formerly.
Every scat is a good one.
T he play last night, "Tlie Girl I Left
Behind Me," was a thrilling military
drama. Kvery character was admirably
portrayed. There was plenty of pathos,
but enough of comedy interwoven to
bring smiles when tears started to flow.
It showed oft' to good effect the beautiful
stage settings ns described iu last night's
Dk.mocuat.
CITY NEWS.
There wvs a successful sale of horses
at F. K. Benham's North Main street
stables this morning. Perchascrs wero
as follows: J. II. Mulville, gray horse;
M. A. Doolittle. bay mare; John Farn
ham. hay horse; pair of brown mares
and bay horse, tieorge Tracey ; brown,
horse,!'. K. Smith; pair of horses, one
gray ami one black. Beck Bros.; gray
mare. Jacob Fieldt ; black horse, Elmer
Hitchcock; bay mare, 1 Sogers & Hamil
ton : bay horse, M. J.Daly: bay horse,
M. Israel; bay horse. M. J. "Dugg'an; bay
mare. W. M. Seigel; gray horse, E. P.
Ketchum: black horse, Harry Payne;
brow n mare, J. D. Blackwell.
Dr Barbour left his horse unhitched on
Hawkins street this morning while he
was making a call on a patient. Before
lie returned the four-year-old daughter
of I.eroy Washburn happened along and
jumped 'into the carriage, took the reins
in her hands, picked up the whip and
gave the horse a lash aud then the ex
citement commenced. The horse dashed
onto Pearl street across Brown street to
Bishop and onto North Main street, the
child standing upright in the carriage
apparently enjoying the fun. In front
of Benham's stable the horre was stopped
without having done the slightest dam-
l :1.'-
! A man named Patrick Cahill created
quite a sensation on West Mam street
this afternoon. He emitted a series of
war whoops that were heard all over
town, shouted "Murder." and then
started in the direction of City hall,
rushed in through the alley way at the
!Seovill house and soon emerged into
Harrison avenue and darted along in the
rear of the buildings towards Martin,
! Brynes' stable. At this time a crowd of
at least a Hundred people, including
two policemen; were following in hot
pursuit. The man darted in through
the rear entrance of J. X. Clif
ford's store and threw himself on
his knew and piteously pleaded for
mercy. After a few minuted he seemed
to coine to his senses and he was allowed
to start for home. t

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