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VOL. VIII. NO. 241.
WATERIJU.UY, CONN., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1895. TRICE TWO CENTS. LAID OUT IN A CANE RUSH RICHARD CROKER, JR, BEGINS COLLEGE LIFE ATAMHERST. They Carried the Sou of the Tamman Chieftain Off For ltcnnlrs When It Va All Orer He Va "ot Seriously Hurt, However. Amhetist, Map?., Popt. 16. A viprorou eano rush occurred on the Amherst collei campus between the momln'i'S of the fresh man ami sophomore classes. For many years it has Iwu tho custom fur tho f.vi. lower classes to entraire in this rush on the first Saturday evening after the opening of the term. The point of contention which brings about the on no rush annually is the .jues tiou whether the freshmen shall l.avo i lie pleasure of walking with canes. It is usual for the sophomore class to win. a-i it (lid this time, hut Ioiut he fore t ho celt test this year run in on it was knmm that tho rush would ho especially pxc.it inir. ho cause tho present freshman class is com paratively largo in numbers and enthusi astic in spirit. At half past 7 o'clock in the cvenlna crowds of freshmen beeaii to gather around tho Pratt gymnasium, cheii-in;' lustily for the class of ISHH. Loud cries ot defiance and hisses were heard from the sophomores across tho ce.nipus. Prominent among tho freshmen enthu siasts was ltichard Croker, Jr.. sen oi Tammany's chieftain. Tho young man in many respects resembles his famous fa ther. Ho has a large, full face, with prom inent lower jaw and hijrh forehead. Tounff Croker Camo Prepared. Jost before tho rush ho had the appear ance of a fierce football player. lie ap peared early on tho scene with hr.t oil", liair disheveled and dressed in football at tire. Ho was personally very quiet, but his name anil appearance c:r. atiy er.courn .red his excited classmen. Young: Croker is of medium height and rather stockdy built, weighing about 1("0 pounds, lie, is uf Bandy complexion and lias light hair, usually cut pompadour ash ion. At S o'clock the two rival classes were ranged face to face on the (-pen part rf I tho campus. About -0 m. n in all, with I Btripped shonlders, were leaning inryvard to 6priujr upon their antagonists at tho first sicnnl. (broker stood on a rear line. Crowds surfred about tho students. The scene was lighted by torches. your sturdy men from each class stood I DCtweon tno tyvo masses I'.tili '.ir 1 i- .' i-m; cane which was to be suught by every loan in two largo classes. No football loan can compare with tho crush which piled up Ond around the cane when tho signal was given. Younj? Croker was a most valiant fresh man, so his classmen say. Xo one else could tell, for tho confusion of noise, frroans, college ye'ls and cheers, with the Inverted condition ot many overanxio is contestants, made personal recocnitici Impossible. Itiscertniti t hat Croker failed to gel bis grip on the cane. I'n fortunate ly some one's head war, violently am! un ceremoniously thrust against hi f.or.iT-h in such a manner as to make his breath Ing difficult for a few moments. I'liysh al conditions immediately followed which probably reminded him of seasickness. Temporarily Knocked Oat. Croker was immediately carried to the office of lr. Edward Hitchcock in Pratt gymnasium. There he was cemfoi tnhly cared for by the venerable doctor and tho college athletic director. Mr. Ncll:;rnn. Croker was not injured seriously in any way, having been overeeme only by the excitement and winding' caused by the blow on the stomach. Today lie is com pletely recovered from the experience, having only a poor appetite to remind him of his misfortune. Young Croker enters Amherst college on certificate Ho rooms with Edward Kitchio of Uronklyi, purposely secluded from tho more f.istrai rim: Int'.uences of the college. He seems anxious to become a careful student, and does not seek as yet popularity in social circles or promi nence in athletics, llowevir, he has played baseball and practiced foot hail. lie has boon entertirnod nt s"veial of rk (ireek letter fraternity lodges and is pledged to join tho Ucta Theta Phi fraternity. Fire Iu Brooklyn. BROOKWX, Sept. If'. Over f U'n.POO loss was the result of a lire in (Trci op. 'int. The entire grain establishment of .Ynr-h, White Co., including the elevator and extensive machinery, was totally (de stroyed. Tho Continental Iron works-wore damaged to the cxrent of ooo. Tho Bpars and sheds in tho yards of Charles Wlnant, adjoining, were also damaged. Lawyer Iiatlcr Ile.nl. New Toi:k. Sept. '.a. John M. Dntlor, B member of the law linn of Ibitlcr. :'!iiv, & Butler of Indianapolis, ilied in the Fii'ili Avenue betel. Death, was due to In art failure resulting from a soy ere attack of the grip. Murder Over a Io. SrnixoriKi.n, O.. Sept. ii!. Gilbert Tohuson, colored, ehot Richard Waller through the heart at Clifton, killing hiia instantly. They quarreled over a do. Johnson was r.lso shot, but not seriously Injured. Mr Twiyln nt Sydney. Stunt: v, Sept. in. Mark Twain has ar rived here on his lecture tour through Australia. II is plan f..r a lecture at Hono lulu on route was int fen d with by the utbreak of cholera there. C!as l iictorlcs Krsauic. Mll.:..VIl.l.K, N. .L, Sept. it!. 'I army of uiio.-npl.iyid gl.i.-.v.e-.l, 'I h" Email erkiTS W.IS when lliof. Sunt h Mill- considerably reduced today, factories Nos. , Gaud 10 at lc started up. BnUoovIs; r.d Thrfe I'ns.enjtera Killed. I15rssEi.s, Sept. 10. Ly the collapse of li balloon at Ciiarleroi 1.11 lo-ioiium named i'oulet and three pr.?-, eers v.erc man lied beyond roeogult ion. 7lstilct Attorney I'nlul Itead. Sakatoca, Sep. 30. District A::o-n"y John Person was found dead in hs barn bt Uallston rip. Heart disease was the oavse of his death. Fete layn In i;!no. ROMF, -sept. 1. The fetes in coi.-bra-lion of the t wenty-fifili anniversary of tho occupation of Koxno by tho Psliau ratii- THE FOREST FiRES. Narrow Escape of a 1'nrty of Five Hemmed In br Flumes. CAMPCT, X. .T.. Sept. IP. Tho forest fires reaching from the lino of tho Atlan tic City railroad southward as far as May's Ear. ding com inucd blazing. For hours at a timo tho smoke obscured the sunlight nt E;;g ilarbor. May's Landing nnd Mo Keo City. Hundreds of men nnd boys fought tho names, but the stiff bree.o blowing made their efforts of no avail. While lighting tho fire at Kisleytown a party of five men found themselves hemmed in. tho names having advanced 0:1 each side of them and then closed on their back. All tho party wore more or less burned, but none seriously except t Jeorge Haywood, ngod ", who was blind ed by the smoke and fell. Ilo was drugged to a place of safety by his coiniades.'but not before he was terribly burned about the head and body. Ho is not expected to live. YA'ATKuroKn, T. J.. Sept. 13. A terrific fire is destrov'iig thousands of acres of ce dar swainos near this place. This lire has been burning. in tho Jackson meadows for the p.-st. two wec'.ts and has destroyed at least V'U'.OI' worth of property. A 40 mile wind drove the lire into tho big cedar swamps and toward tho "horned mill" crauh'rry bog, a mile from this p'aeo. Hi vidents la re drove to the sccno of the fi'v and are si ill lighting tho flames. The f.ro is now stretehed in tho big swamps f-om Jackson to Atsion, a dis tance of ten miles. .lust before m an tho teams with which tho lire thrillers drove to tho scene camo near being burned, and it was only by galiopine- through the suffocating smoke that they were saved. Today it is learned that the houses and outbuildings on Isnao Her! lord's places are destroyed, and ono Italian from the plaeo is missing. HE PREFERRED DEATH. An Eiuberrler Swe.llows Poison Rather Tlum lo to Jail. New Yoi;k, Sept. '.('..Alfred S. Jaffc, !,'. years old, 01" 11- Lexington avenue, killed l;in 1; in Ids room almost in tho presence of a p -dice otl'.ccr who had up per. -cd with a warrant for his arrest on tho charge of grand iare.ny by swallowing a quani ity of carbolic acid. Death followed a fe w miaulos later. .'a:Te:s employed by Joseph Samen fcld, a manufae: .iror of cigars at 2D0 Church stive:, and, i: was said, had ap p ealed o his o' d rollc-oii ,vu account iii.000 il for his employer, d fur his arre-t from worth, and the war- a 1 A w. Oil V rraiu was secure Magistrate Weft r.o.it was put in th.o hands of Patrolman I'm', rick F. tiarau ol the Leonard street illation 10 serve, tiargan went to .Tatfe'S room to servo it. lie found tho defendant in bed. When the latter was informed of tho purpose of tho patrolman's visit, ho madu 110 rcmor.strae.c but a-.ked that lie bo given tim and opportunity to dress hini- se'.i' and p f. r bis imprisonment. Wi:h the permission of the (d'.icer JaiTo wa- hod ar.d dressed himself most careful ly. ;i:ul ,nist 1-efore he was about to accom pany his cif todian said that he wished to garg'.e his throat. Ho thou wont to tho wa-iir. oiti. In a low moments he returned 10 his apartment ar.d startled Cargan by saying ih.-r he h;al swallowed poison. With ilia: riiiKirk he threw himself on tho boil and died before a physician could bo sum mulled. ROW IN A CHURCH. Two FartlenH oi' n llni'ti&t Conreffatlon t'.icgtit Over tho l'ulpit. Xonwieit, X. Y., Sept. 11'. A scene oc curred a: tho Laptist church hero growing out of the factional light whioh has been going 011 since last 31 ay. when tho pastor, Uev. T. It. Cass, was dismissed by tho trustees. Since that timo Mr. Cass and his loilov.vrs hnvo aliended tho church wht 1 services w'ero held, but have taken 110 pari in them. Sunday morning Pro l s -or liri .hr.m of Colgate university oc cupied the pulpit. ;:tcr toe iicnediciion momliors of th 1 :ioii atieinptc'i to take possession pulp-t and organizo a Sunday '1 .ley were ordered away by ths af d upon refusing wore forcibly Oilier members of tho Cass fac ile 10 the rescue, and n general elh.wed, during which thopulpil .d chairs vero upset and several lelee f hi,- ai.d f the co' Till. Til. 1:1 ciants thrown from tho plat- f herili was suinnioned, and he 1 t'e.e congregation to disperse, was done. whic Davls Convicted of Mnrdor. Al.CANY. Sept. 1 '. The jury in the case of Charles N. Davis, chartred with nmrdei in the lirst (hgrooin having caused tho (leach (f i'. yenr-u'.d Anna May Shannon, leiaif.ed to the courtroom after havinp ot en in h. ated discission f..r nearly It! le.iii-.-. atvl Foreman .N'oycs announced the verdict, "duil'.y as charged in tho ludict meat. '' Fatal Partrlilee Shootlnff. Gi:kfn: iki n, Mass., Sept. in. Willi partridge sliooving Leon Hill shot Cecil I. Allen, aged 21, of Montague, in the head. Yhe :da.t is supposed to have entered his brain, and no hope is eiv.erfain 'd of his recovery. The men were strangers and were Pol h shoo: i hit at a dock of birds from Odd Fellows Convention. ATI ANTIC City, Sept. Id. Odd Fellow fre.m 1 irate gi'.inl dav. . cry see:: ui are here today to partie. a the con von lion of the sovereign lodge, which will begin on Tile. A conservative o.ttimaio of the visit ojperted places the nuiubcir at 30,000. or Catli Al.eAN'Y. will be 0:10 man- Amor: i:ic Ct-novolent Soeloty, Sror. 10. The coming week :ii' rrcr.r io-.i'ortanoo to the Her (ins of this citv, for with to o.ay I'oium 'iv. iSk t the fortieth annual fes s;on oi the narionnl convention of tho K-iety of America. Cr.lhoiie Jiencvole Unrctrw Sntith F.se-es. Dovku, X. ii., Sept. in. Bernard Smith, the Dover burglar, broke out of the Strafford euunrv jail in this city last night. tValked Into the Oncna. Catr May, Sept. Ifi.-An unknown man about '.." years old deliberately walked into the ocean with Ids street clothes on nnd drowned himself. DUNRAVErTS LETTER. HE SENDS A REHASH OF HIS EXCUSES TO THE CUP COMMITTEE. lthongh Kept a Secret by tlte New York Yacht Club, It Is Given Out Preely by the Rrltlsli Yachtsmen "Points Made by the 1-airl. Lox pon, Sept. 10. Tho letter written by Lord Dunravcn under date of Sept. 13 to tho America's cup committee of tho New York Yacht club in reply to a letter from Mr. A. Cass Canileld, dated Sept. 1 J, has boeu cabled by his lordship to the Koyal Yacht squadron for their considera tiott Lord Dunraven's letter, dated Sept. 13, to tho cup committee Is as follows: "Gexti.euex I hnvo the honor to ac knowlcdpo your letter of the 12th Inst. You say t hat my letter of Wednesday night to Mr. Conflold was not delivered at tho New York Yacht club until 1 a. m. on Thursday nnd was not in your hands un til 3 a. in. There must, I think, he somo mistake. I received Mr. Canfield'fl letter at ld:20 p. m. on Yrdnedny. My reply was delivered by my scrrnnt at tho New York Yscht club at 12 : IS a. m. (Thurs day) by the club clock. Tho steward or clerk in ehnriwas called by telephone at 12:30 a. m. and requested to find out if I Mr. Canfipld was at the Knickerbocker club, and, if so. to deli ver the letter at 01100. The reply was that they would endeavor to find Mr. Canfleld; that ho had but a short time before left the Knickerbocker club, and that he had left word he would call at T a. m. to sco if there wcro any messages for him. i A Question nf Timo. ' "The request that Mr. Canfiold should I not open my letter of tho 10th lost, uutll ! tho (Defender) protest was decided waa , unnecessary, as tho cup committee wero ! not hearing tha protest. But whether roino ! of Wednesday night was delivered at 12:15 j a. m. or 1 a. m., and whether it was in I tho hands of the committee at 7 a. m. or 8 a. m., and whether my letter ot tho lflth lust, was read at 12:30 p. m. cr 2:30 p. in., nppoors to ma to be a matter of minor im portance. "Whet is of importance to me, at any rate is tho totally unjustifiable opinion implied in your letter of the 12th inst. that in coming to tho decision conveyed to you by my letter of tho 10th hist. I went back on tho ngrecment signed by President (Miiirh (of the cup committee) and mysolf. You fray, 'Wo can only regret thnr tho con ditions you named thereiu as absolutely necessary should not have been so present ed when the Ofcrcement to the terms was formulated.' Permit me to observe that I named no particular conditions as indis pensable, -as you will perceive on referring I to tho letter. ! "I hold that in any match a fair field nnd no favor is a condition precedent to any agreement as to terms, and, i'aiiinif that, any party has a perfect right to with- : draw absolutely or conditionally. Tho ar ticles of tho agreement cannot and are not Intended to lay down ii.ved rules to meet ' every imaginable contingency. Certain contingencies have arisen, as you aro aware, confining to myself the subject of my lettor on overcrowding. As for hack as Oct. 1 1 wrote concerning the difficulty of insuring a clear course, but 1 did not Insist upon my views, because I thought the persons responsible should bo freo to take tho steps that they thought best in Iho matter. "In view of their failure In this respect It might have been better if, in my letter cf the 10th inst., I had absolutely with drawn. But my desire to sail off tho races was great, and I withdrew conditionally and suggested the steps which I thought would remove tho difficulty. These steps were not taken, ad I heid to my deter mination to sail no more, and in so acting; emphatically deny that I went back iu iny way on the agreement as to terms. The Committee's Proposals, "I did not know whether Mr. Cnnfield and Mr. Busk orficlnlly represenied tho rommlttoo when they came to see mo nt the Waldorf. I jndgrd by their conversa-;"-n that they did r.or, and I understood trom that, that tho committee had not Some to a definite conclusion upon tho lot ;er. I now conclude from your eommunl rarion that they were oClrlally represent ing the coinmitteo. In that enso the pro posal mado by th committee was that I should withdraw from tho determination expressed in my letter of the 10th inst., and that I should sail the third, and possi bly the final, race on condition that sufli rient room was secured nt the start, and that in any further races, my suggestion (hat the dates for the races and the time of starting should not bo mado publio should bo carried out. "That proposal did rot rommond itself to ms. No one denied tiio overcrowding of the courso. lint in nry case either my rorupl.Mnt was, In tho opinion of tho com mittee, unjustlflahlc, in which case I could not have agreed with them and should nave withdrawn, being fully convinced cf Iho necessity and prepared to take tho full responsibility for doing so. or it was justifiable, in which latter case tho com mitter, I think, was bound to give rcdrera before the neit race was sailed. "I so far withdrew my letter of tho 10th Inst. as to fay that I would sail the third Moo if the committee would undertake to frclare theraccvoid if, in their judgment, fi'her vc-sol was interfered with by tho steamers, the committee puttlnpr anybody they liked aboard the yschts. I was will ing to leave the matter in their hands, itipulatinf; only that they put an experi rneeci and practical Yachtsman on Yalkr rie III An rar as 1 an concerned I havn no wich to continue the discussion, which you accurately describe as superfluous, and a ill conclude fcy repressing regret that if ny desire to rrssii Tuesday's raoo was known to exist the regatta coramiftre did r.ot order it rrssi'.rd under Article 1ft of !ho New Ysrk Yacht club regulations, in which case, whatever my opinion ns to tho c.'.u?o of tho foul maybe. 1 should have been at tho iVsposn! of rhr commit tee, ar,d that the enp committee "ou!d not soo its way to adopting what appears to bo tho simpler course of holsMnj? the let ter 'fi' yrttordry, and postponing the reo to surh timo as they had nrrlrrd at a dti'i nito conclusion upon my leiter of the IS'-fe inst. "I havo the horn-,- to remain very faith fully. Dt:s:.avkx." The, .entire business portion of Lcnox dalo, Mass., vcas destroyed by fire. FIGHT TO A FINISH. Fred McGirr the Champion Featherweight Knocked Out. The first pri.e tight lliat has been suc cessfully nulled off in Connecticut in six years, or since Fanner Plait put .limnpe Neison out, was fought in a twelve foot fine; on tho turf at r'airtiekl llcacli Sun day morning, between Fred MotJirr of l'i'idgcport, champion feather weight of Connecticut, anil Prof Lewis Webster of South Norwalk. The light was for $100 a side, The gal receipts and the state championship. There wore stxly-llve sporls present from Bridgeport, Now Haven. South NorwalJi U.nd New York. Meiiirr weighed ill ai li-l' pounds and was in the phlk of condition and coniiilent. lie is not as sirong as Webster nnd set in to put his man out in .1 short Sight. In the first round he showed his superiority as a boxer and hitter and seemed lirs'l blood and knock down. In the second round ho again forced the lighting ami with a right hand swing sent Webster through the ropes. Web ster was very groggy nnd almost cut. Time alone saved him. In the third round McGirr was all smiles and Webster very weak. Alef-irr in his over conlidenco turned hi? head to sic to his friends. "1'vo got a cinch," but while talking he got a left handor on the point of the jaw nnd fell like a shot. It was only for a second though and ho staid on tho ground guying his weakening antagonist until the limit. He was still over confident, anil dropping his guard, gave AVcbstcr a chance to get in a right hand swing at hi- jugular ami he went down and -Laid there. lleforeo Dan Mclntyrc counted tho ten seconds and out. Mc (tiiT did not come to his senses until ten minutes after, when lie was iu bed in the collage. The police of Bridgeport know that the light was going to be pulled oil', but the sports were too cute for them and only one man knew where tho ring was to be pitched. Little sympathy is expressed for Mo ;in lie was so over-ooiitident that ho threw all caution to tho wind. HEALTH OFTHE STATE. DEATH RATE FOR AUGUST A LITTLE ABOVE THE AVERAGE. I.avcjn Mortality of Children Vndcr Fiv Year of -Age I'osition of die Health Hoard 011 (ho Matter of Analysis of Yl uter. 'ihe mortality report of the state board oi iu a'ali for August lias been received 1 coin !."r tonus. There Mere L. '152 deaths reported in the siale during the month. 'l'lu,1wS 44"trc than in July and lli nor ilian the average number of deaths 111 August lor the live years preceding tho present. The death rate was 20.5 tor the large tow ns ; for the -.mail towns j l'.'..;. and -J0.L' for the whole state. The ! deal li from zymotic diseases were f)0l, being U7.- per cent of the total mortal ity. I 1110i1g the principal causes of death I were: 1 'ianlai-al iu children under 5, I Je'M di-c:ises of the nervous sy.-teiii, j 1 1 17 : consumption. SS ; pneumonia 15; bronchi: is, 14; lu-arl disease,,")-.'; typhoid lever. S-; ceroiiro-spinal lever, lo: diph theria ami croup 1 1. Iu view of the number of requests re ceived by the state board of health for chemical analysis of drinking water, Ir l.ii.d-!cy makes the following statement i:: the August bulletin : The secretary begs leave to suggest that the sum of money appropriated for the expenses of the board does not enable ir to make a free analysN of water for every person who may desire to know the quality of his veil water. It is therefore obliged to decline complying with many of these requests, lint the board will always undertake the examination of drinking water without charge, whenever there is e idence that it may have been the cao-e of any disease, unless as in some instances the water is so offensive to sight and smell as to make a chemical analy sis unnecessary, to justify the dis use ol it. The rcijucst for an examina tion therefore should always be accom panied by a statement of the facts which .oinpicd iho rcijucst. "A quart ol water is insufiieiont to make a thorough examination. Again, it would be a waste of the chemist's or bacterei'iologist s time and labor to an a! e a specimen ol water put up in b. 'it a s not thoroughly aseptic, hut con taining ingredients which would vitiate bis results. Therefore in all cases ill which water is examined under the di rection of the state board specially pre pared bottles are sent with printed di rection for collecting the samples. The chemist of the board will make 1111 analysis of any sp.cimen of water for the informal ion of any person desiring il, for the moderate fee of 810." CITY m:vs. Spcciri forecast for Connecticut: ( loudy and probable lain to-morrow; fair on Wednesday, stationary tempera ture A. I. Pay-ton of l.'!ii West Main street, for some time clerk at Benedict A llurn hai.i's ol'.ice. left this afternoon for Cali fornia for the benetii of bis health. The case against F. K. Swift. II. K. Kelt, !-'. j!. Meeie and I. N. S'.ejsou of the Sunday Herald, for criminal libel, was called ill the New Haven city court to-day. V demurrer was entered on the s! oiir.ds that she article in question as neither abusive nr indecent. The ease v as finally- continued until September :m. Slepb.en Mitcliell of 1 river street re ceived a bad scalp y cund by beiii: st riu'k on t lie head with a inutile chain in one ..I the factories to-day. Ir Frost dressed '.ho injuries. 1 'uy Lngim'or ( convention of the y orks association af Ilurliugloii. Vt. Keeper Moran aims is attending the New Kngland Water which is being held to-day brought the Julia Mahonev, who liree children of vrs sent to, jail the other day to the imsliouso. They are Joseph, aged 0 ears, Veunie, 8, and Nettie, 6. DESPERATE ROBBERS. AN ITALIAN TRIES TO USE A STILETTO ON OFFICER KENNAUGH. Three Men "Who Stole a l oad of Copper Wire In Rrtfor1 Cleverly Captured by the "vVftterlmry I'ollee T-o of Them TVero Armed nml OCdc-er Keuiimiffh'li Prisoner Was Heady to Commit Murder. Several of Waterbury's policemen had an exciting experience this morning, and their nerve and coolness probably saved them from fatal injuries. Chief Kgan received word within the past few days that three Italians were on the road with two tennis containing bags of copper wire cut up iu small pieces. Chief Kgan at once communicated with the authorities of several cities of the state and learned that the Hartford frac tion company had losi considerable cop per and insulated wire. The Ilnrtford police were notified that the ltialians were making for Waterbuiy. 'Hie local police had the route of the Italians down fine and expected that they would ar rive in the city Saturday night. They did not arrive until about noon yester day. A reporter of the Pkykkuat passed one of the teams 011 tho road to Southington at hall past eleven yester day. Tho wagon contained a number of filled bags. When the men arrived in the city they were at once spotted bv Detective L'iraii and several ofiioers. and followed to the store of SIcyer Greenblnt, 3.1 Chat field avenue. Here they made a bargain with Mike ( iusmien, a junk dealer, to dispose of the copper, lj'dO pounds, for eight cents a pound. The wire was taken to the shed back of the Karl house, where Ciusniieu had a store house. The three Italians were to return at 10 o'clock this morning for their pay. Detective Kgan was in waiting at the shed this morning from 0 o'clock until 11 o'clock, when in walked one of the Italians for his money, lie was promptly arrested and gave his name as Michael lficco. The officer took the precaution to search him and took from him a thirty-eight calibre five shot revolver, loaded, nnd nn ugly looking dirk with a blado live inches long, a needle point and razor edge. Ho also had $18 in money, lie was haudeufiod and brought to the station. In the meantime Officers Allen nnd Ken naugh went to the store of Mr Green blnt nnd caught tho other two. Michael Cnniarana, whom Of ficer Kennaugh collared, at once showed his teeth. He pulled from his pocket a dirk similar to the one found on Hiceo. The officer held him by one arm and he tried to open tho blade with his teeth. Officer Kennaugh placed his re volver under the fellow's nose and even then the Italian tried to get the blade open. J he wenpou was finally knocked from his hand. Kven then he wanted to fight, but the cool headed officer slipped the handeufis on his wrists and led him away. Officer Allen had a little sport with the third one of the party, who gave his name as Vincenzo Ltici. As the officer attempted to arrest him the Italian slipped either a revolver or a knife from his pocket and deftly tossed it behind him among some bundles. Two women who were in the store pounced 011 the officer and endeavored to relieve the prisoner. Officer Allen drew his revolver and threatened to send cold lead into some of them if they did not desist. He then handcuffed his man nnd took him to the station. He had $25 in money in his possession. Kicci said at the station that the oiher two men know nothing about tin" cop per. He had bought it of a fellow in Winstcd who had it hidden iu the woods there. He paid V-'O for it. Cinsmien, who is held on the charge of receiving stolen goods, said that two of the Italians wen' broth ers. He himself come from Ilnrtford three months atro. lie said that the two brothers' father worked for the Hart ford Traction company and was worth money. Greenblnt was packing the cut up copper 111 barrels this morning when Detective Euan dropped in on him M. Greeublat, in whos store two of the Italians w ere arrested, assisted the officers in their fight by shutting the doors and preventing them from escaping. The Italians are voting men nnd are tough looking customers, and would un doubtedly have used their weapons but for the coolness of the officers. Officer Gaffcv of the Hartford police force and William Grauten. electrical en gineer of the Hartford Traction com pany, arrived in W aterbury on tlte two o'clock train and at once went to llalph Hlakesloe's storehouse, where the wire was removed. The. engineer identified the wire, as it is an old sty le in use now only ford company. They when the wire whs by the Hart do not know taken. Thev took the three Italians to Hartford on the 3 :55 train and Detective Kgan weut up with Cinsmien, who will be used as a witness. Detective Kgan w ill bring him back here to answer to the charge of re ceiving stolen goods. Miners Ttoanaml a Raise. Drr.ois, Pa., fept. lfi. Six hnndred miners keld a mass meeting at a central point twtwetn ktre and fteynolasTifle. the kedy was mpr of men who aro anr and atkorc who raeantly were in tho wpley af taio Ball, Lewis Tates Coal Villtug ewaapany. Tke enanpany is paying 16 acuta at son t its mines and id at athers, aaA the aseeting was railed to A Mand a nalfwrm seal now and an ad ranee of t rests a ton beginning Oct. 1, with a propertienate iiavance for rnachino Wilbur C. James, 19 Hopkins street, an employe of Ilenedict A Uurnbam's, met with an accident which is likely to cost him the loss of his left eye. He was after adjusting 11 die in a lathe and before leaving it started to trim a shell in order to make sure that everything was all right. While thus engaged a chip of brass flew from the die, striking him in the eye, inflict ing a deep cut, which Dr Frost fears w ill result iu the loss of the man's eyesight. PURSE AND WATCH. To rto Pri'Heiilrcl to Falher Mnrpliy at a ltcrepthtn This KreniiiK. A reception will be tendered to Rev F. .1. Murphy in the lecture room of tho Sacred Heart church at the close of the mission services this evening, to which the friends of Father ASurphy and mem bers of the parish are invited. A gold watch and purse of 9v(H), representing the offerings of the parishioners, will be presented to Father Murphy. CITY COURT GASES. THOMAS SMITH BOUND OVER TO THE SUPERIOR COURT. Char-ed With Entering; a Building 'Wltll Iiiloiit to Steal Many Other Cases ot Minor Importance An Order Given to DrMr- lteor Thnt Had Been Seized. A bom .1 quarter before nine Saturday night William Moulthrop went to the barn in the rear of Fat rick MeOrath's saloon on East Main street, to feed his horse which hii. kept in the barn. He heard two men talking in tho chicken coop connected with the barn. He went to the door, which he found open, and by the aid of his lantern he recognized one of the men as Thomas Smith. He ordered both cut of the place. He then notified McOrath that some men were stealing his chickens. They went to the loop and found that several of the chickens wero gone and that the lock on the door was broken. J'hey went down in to the brush near the river and found Smith hiding in the bushes. When asked who was with him he mentioned the name of a certain Young man who was afterwards arrested. but whose case was nolled this morning because he was evidently the wrong man. Smith was brought to the saloon and Officer Fagan was called in and he was taken to the lockup. Later in the evening three chickens were found in a bag on the Meriden railroad tracks and returned to McOrath. James Welch testified to locking up the coop nnd that he afterwards found the lock sprung open and the staple bent. The police have wanted Smiih for somo time. Judge. Cowcll found probable cause and bound him over for entering n building with In tent to steal, under bonds of a00. I'rosccuiing Agent Mattisoii had a seiure suit before the court this morn ing. I'mler the new law any officer can seize w it bout a warrant liquor or beer where it is being sold without a license. Officer Allen on September 1 seized twelve gallons of beer in the tenement of Mary Jennette on Jackson street. Judge Co well issued an order to destroy the beer. The enso of TTonry M. Wooster, charged with drunkenness and breach oi the peace, was called lirst in the city court, lie was not present and Prose cutor Webster asked to have his bond called. ( hief E tran had just called three times, "Henry M. Wooster. ns principal, appoarin court." when Attorney Webster recollected that he had settled that case yesterday and at once drew the papers from his pocket. James Sullivan and Maurice Flynn, two tiling follows, are strangers in the city, but will not forget that police offi cers of W aterbury are not to be trifled with. They were drunk Saturday and officer John Sullivan placed a hand on each of their collars. Flynn at once shoyved fight nnd kicked for all he wa worth. Sullivan got away during the fight, hut the officer called 011 two citi zens to hold Flynn and re-captured Sullivan. All the way to the station Flynn fought. This morning Officer Sullivan said they were two young toughs who ii:id been hang ing around for a few weeks. The boys said that they belonged in Hart ford, caned chairs for a living and had been in W aterbury five weeks. Sullivan was lined 6" ami costs and Flynn $15 and costs and fa and costs. Dennis Doyvling was agniti in court for drunkenness. He said ho worked iu Cheshire until lie got drunk. Chief Egan when asked for his record said he had a record as long as anyone in W'a terbury. He was lined $5 nnd costs. Yesterday afternoon Officer Ahoarn paid a visit to the saloon in Joseph Coir's building on East Main street. He looked through a window and saw several men in the back room of the sa loon. A soon as the men saw the offi cer they scattered in all directions. The oilicer went into the hall way and looked through a hole in the door. lie saw the men disappearing through another door. The officer run around totho side door when four men ran past him. He captured the last one. y ho proved to be John Har den. This morning Hayden said he had only been in the city a short time and did not know the location of any saieion. He was coining from Uie rear of the building when caught lv the officer. lie was lined sia aud cost y Inch was after wards changed to 81 and costs. Marcy Makoski. a I'olandor, was charged w ith breach of the peace com muted at the Naugatuck depot vcsierday. He bad bought a ii-'ket at Ansonia for I'nion City. Ilo fell asiei p and did not wake up until he get to aterbury. lie then insisted that the conductor should give him ten cents to go to I nion ( in. When this was re- ' fused he raised a disturbance and Officer j Allen arrested him. Sheriff McDonald ' said that he was present at the depot nnd ' would have taken Makroki into custody i himself if lie did not have his wife with iliim. He was lined 1 and costs. Fat rick Kay w as fined $1 aud costs for abusing John Hrennaii. Joe Simonoviteh was playing; cards with Joseph Kajumis in the saloon of Anthony Staczohas last Thursday night ami wo'u seventy-five cents, hut did not get his money. A dispute followed and Kaiunas yvas assaulted. Simonoviteh said that lie won the money and when lie did not get il, he thumped Kajuuas. He was lined and costs. The case against Fred W. I.awlor was continued for another week. StnblK'd Herself Twice. Ansonia. Sept 10. Mrs John Me Elvaney of Slielton stabbed herself tw ice in the abdomen last night and will prob ably die. She had becu drinking.