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CENT A WORD WEATHER FORECAST )) For Wants, To-Rent. FVr Sale, Etc. Fair tonight; rain late yon get the BEST AND MOST RE flf Sunday. TURNS from THE "FARMER." VOL. 45. NO. 68. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1909. PRICE ONE CENT JURY FINDS THE COOPERS ARE GUILTY Ketirns Verdict of Second Degree Murd er in Carmack Case. ietenced to 21 Tears Imprisome.t by Judge Hart. ittoneys for Defendants Will at Once Take an Appeal Upon Statement cf Jnry Yesteriay That it Was Hopeless ly Tied John D. Sharp Was Acquit ted Yesterday. (Special from United Press.) Nashville, Tenn., March 20. Colonel Duncan B. Cooper and his son, Robin a twenty-five year old lawyer, were to day found guilty of murder in the sec ond degree, for the killing- of Former United States Senator Edward Ward Carmack in this city on November 9 last- They were immediately sentenc ed to twenty years in the state peni tentiary. .The verdict will be appealed at once. Attorneys Anderson and Washington paved the way for this action yester day when they compelled Judge Hart to record the exact words of the jury in returning- a verdict of acquittal for Sharp. By order of the court the clerk entered the opening sentence of the foreman yesterday: "We, the Jury, find John D. Sharp not guilty as charged In the indict ment but as to the defendants Coop er we are hopelessly tied." With this a a, text, the appeal will be begun. The defenae will also hold that the iudge erred in not at that time dis charging the jury- They will argue to the higher court on the sending of the turr back to consider the case of the Coopers. Immediately application was made by the attorneys for the father and on to have them admitted to bail and Judge Hart, it is said, will grant the request and place the amount at $25, 000 each. This will be furnished with fa a short time as friends of the Coop era have declared that they are ready to furnish any amount of security just as soon as the court indicates how sHich will be needed. R is rumored that the attorneys for the defense had an intimation of what was coming as close friends of the ac cused men were in communication with real estate men before they went into court to-day. -Both Colonel Cooper and his son teok the verdict calmly despite the fact that they had expected an acquital. The- two daughters of Colonel Cooper, however, were heartbroken and show ed pathetic evidence of their grief. - 'Judge Hart was shout-to retire from the bench when Attorney Anderson stoppped him. "We will furnish the S9&.00O at once." he said, and Judge Hart at once directed the necessary papers be made ready. The jury fixed the sentence at twen ty years in the penitentiary and Judge Hart at once imposed it. There were 18 ballots taken in all. On the first ballet after it was found that all were irTF.d that John Sharp was "inno cent." a vote was taken on the guiltJ of the Coopers, It revealed that five juror believe them guilty of murder in the second decree, artd one, S. M. Hyde, Voted to acquit. The Jurors con tinued ballot ting and after a while the vote was 11 for murder In the second degree and one for acquittal. So mat ters remained until last night when Hyde agreed to come over with the majority. Then dame the question of the penalty which, under the Tennessee lerw in all but first degree verdicts, the jury fixes. The minimum in the state is ten years and the- maximum twenty and it was finally agreed to make it the maximum. The Jury then reduced its verdict to writing and sent word that they had agreed. So soon as the verdict lr" been rendered and the jury discharged the preparations for furnishing the bail were continued. State's Attorney Jeff McCarn was plainly very much pleased with the finding of the jury which he took as a personal vindica tion and insisted that he was perfectly -witling now that the father and son should go free on bail until the su preme court shall pass on the validity of the conviction. He insisted, however, that he and his associates be given opportunity to examine the bond whch the court ruled was only fair. Colonel Cooper and Robin sat carelessly a i the attor neys negotia ted the securititt seeming ly paying little attention to the case. Robin is in very bad health and it is rumored that both he and his father will leave town within a day or so for a lone rest and to permit the excite ment caused by the tragedy and the trial to die down. Cigars Worth $50 Disappear at Night Mystery Surrounds the Bur glary at Golden 's Store on Wednesday Night. The burglary at the grocery of Harry Golden, North and Madison avenues, Wednesday night, is one of the most puzzling which has come to the at tention of the police. Cigars to the -value of $50 disappeared. When Mr. Golden opened the store in the morn ing the doors and windows were se curely locked and there was nothing to Indicate that the place had been visited by burglars except the absence of the cigars. The place is equipped with burglar alarms and none of the connections had been disturbed. De tective Hackett. who has been at work on the job. is at a loss to account for the missing property. RECITAL OF LENTEN MUSIC The Wednesday Afternoon Musical Club win hold Its regular club mu stcale in North church. Wednesday, March 31, beginning at 3:30 o'clock. The euhject will be Lenten music. The Urogram will be under the direction at Miss Jennie Curtis Hawley. The organ alone will be used, assisted 'by voices. SPECIAL SERVICE. A special musical service will be given by the choir of the Washington Park M. E. church. Sunday evening. Then members of the choir are: Mrs. Robert Douglass Martin, soprano; Mrs Julia Joel Hulse, alto and director -Howard RuseelLgtenor substitute: I. Austin MacConnell; bass, Joseph -gaiiMimn, organist. FINDS BURGLAR UNDER HER BED She Sounds Alarm; He Fights on Roof. Clintonville Is Scared Schoolhouse Broken Into Too, and i Mussed Up." New Haven, March 20. The little town of Clintonville, had a real "burg lar under the bed" scare early yester day morning in which all the elements of a "ten. twenty and thirty" melo drama entered to stir the quiet resi dents into a high pitch of excitement. It all happened at the home of Zera T. Rlakeslee, one of the oldest residents of the village. Lucien Henderson, a husky negro being the alleged desper ado. Miss Hattie Leet, a boarder at the Blakeslee home, was aroused by a noise under her bed at about 5 o'clock yesterday morning. She jumped out and peered under just as two large feet began to come from beneath. With a scream she rushed downsta.rs and alarmed the household. Other boarders headed by "the hired man" hurried up, but the negro had left the room and climbed up Into the attic, where he seized a scythe and climbed to the roof, threatened to wield It up on anyone who dared to follow him. He swung the scythe viciously over the sky-light, and naturally no one felt disposed to pursue. Then sliding down the roof to the limb of an apple tree beside the house he climbed down to the ground and fled, still swinging the scythe. The excitement had thrown the household into hysterics and it remain ed for W. M. Sexton, a neighbor to send a call to North Haven for Sheriff Uhl. The sheriff hustled over and with Constable Corf caught Henderson hid ing near a pool not far from the scene of the trouble. He was weak from los of blood from a deep wound in his arm which had been accidentally In flicted by the scythe. After he was locked up a report came in that the Clintonville school house had been ransacked daring the1 night, the blackboards being defaced and the school furniture thrown around In 'confusion. Henderson was charged with this offense also and will be tried before the town tribunal to night. Miss Leet thinks he was there five or six hours before she discovered him. HARVEY WANTS A JURY TRIAL Stamford Man Arrested If or Sending Obscene Letter to President Held for Super ior Court. (Special from United PressA Stamford, March 20. John C. Har vey, accused of writing obscene let ters to F. W. Carpenter, secretary to the President, ex-President Roosevelt, Attorney General Bonaparte.Congress man McKinley and others, was held to-day in $2,000 for the Superior court. Harvey wants a jury trial. In the opinion of the police here there is no question that he is insane. PARIS ISOLATED FROM EUROPE Strike Situation Worse and General Strike is Threat ened. (Special from United Press.) (London, March 20. A message re ceived ver the telephone from Paris this evening states that -the strike sit uation is hourly worse and the gov ernment has decided on vigorous re pressive measures. Paris is practical ly cut off from the outside world as far as telephone and telegraph lines are concerned. Only one telephone line has been working into LoaaVi with any degree of regularity. No lines are working today into Italy, Germany. Belgium or Switzerland, and nearly all of the provincial lines are tied up. Most of the business be tween Paris and the outside world is being transacted by messengers. The central labor leaders of Paris have called meetings of "all the branches for tonight or tomorrow and threaten to call out every union man in the city unless the government set tles the trouble at once along the lines indicated by the strikers. Local Delegation To Honor Petrosino Over 100 Men With a Band Will Attend Funeral of Famous Detective in New York. The Italians of this city regardless of politics or other affiliations are ar ranging to go to New York in a body and inarch in the procession at the funeral of the late Joseph Petrosino, who was murdered in Sicily. Over 100 have already subscribed $5 each and others are expected to contribute later. Sheriff Louis Richards started the movement which immediately became popular. A band will be taken along to furnish funeral music in the parade. Arrangements will be perfected and everything will be ready when the date of the funeral is announced from New York. GIRL IS REMOVED FROM HOSPITAL! Recovery- of Severe Case of 1 Diphtheria at the Isola-j tion Hospital Child! Breathed Through Tube. Minnie Burnbaum of 60 Wallace j street, tnree years oia, was removea from the Bridgeport hospital one day this week after she had developed diphtheria and was taken to the Isola tion hospital with her nurse. Miss Fitz gerald. The case was so virulent that a tube was used by Dr. J. C. Lynch in the trachea to permit breathing. The tube was removed from her throat this morning and a speedy recovery is expected. ELKS WILL MEET VISITORS WITH ESCORT Waterbury, New Haven and Derby Lodges Coming With Bands. Column Will Be Headed By Mounted Escort and Police Platoon. Appointments of Esquire Joseph I. Flint, Grand Marshal Comprehensive Plans for Entertainment of Hundreds of Visitors. Elks from every part of the state will parade here, Monday night, sever al hundred strong, prior to the dedi cation of the Elks Home in State street. Bridgeport Lodge will have the right of line with Esquire Joseph I. Flint as marshal, and will act as es cort to the visitors. The Grand mar shal will be Lieut. Walter Stapleton, who was appointed chairman of the parade committee hy Exalted Ruler Joseph C. Ivers, last evening-. The other memhers of the committee who will act as aides and marshals of the various divisions are Lieut. Frederick A. Bartlett, Maj. William H. Mari gold. Col. Timothy J. Murphy, Lieut. Frederick J. Adams. Capt. Edward J. Joy, Capt. Frank V. Gilhuley, and Capt. Stephen P. Cronan. As a mounted) escort the grand mar shal has appointed Frank J. Atoer crombie, Frederick ?. Eokart, Henry Clampett, Walter Lai ley, William Ho gan, Charles F. Greene, John Broder ick. Dr. Elmer F. Blank, and Dr. C. Lincoln Banks. All other members who will ride are invited to do so. The marshals, aides and escorts will report to the grand marshal at Court and- State streets at 7 o clock, Monday night. The members of the lodge will form in Court street with right resting 'on State street and leave promptly at 7:15 o'clock for the railroad station, passing through State street to Main street to Fairfield avenue to Water street. After welcoming the visiting Elks, who will arrive on special trains, several accompanied by brass bands, the procession will reform, . as soon after 7:45 o'clock as .possible, in Water street, with right resting on Fairfield avenue. It will proceed up Fairfield avenue to Main street, north on Main street to Congress street and counter march. State street and pass west ward on State street to the new Home. Here there will he a consolidation of the bands and the parade will be dis missed. The lodges that have already an nounced that they will be accompan ied by bands are Waterbury, New Ha ven and Derby. Lodges in Eastern New York, New Jersey and every lodge In Connecticut will be represent ed. The honored1 guests will ride in carriages. The local lodge will be headed toy the crack Wheeler & Wilson band of this city and a platoon of policemen from the local department. For the visiting bandsmen who are not members of the order, entertain ment and a buffet lunch will be pro vided in the old Elks' hall at Court and State streets. The lodge's committee on comfort and safety of visitors have arranged to have a platoon of policemen and firemen who are members of the order stationed at different points in the building, while the dedication cere monies are in progress. Additional Committees Announced by Exalted Ruler Joseph C. Ivers Exalted Ruler Joseph C. Ives today announced the following as tylers for the dedication services of the new home on Monday evening next. Wil lam H. Lawrence tylr of the local lodge is chairman and his assistants are Lawrence F. Hall. Thomas Cot ter. Charles Beamer George Campana Adelbert C. Hazel. An important committee is the Reg istration committee and the Elks se lected for this duty by Exalted Ruler Ives are Joseph V. Breenan, A. A. Canfield, James H. Cahill, John F. Mc- Donough, I. H. Kleban, Jesse Hamil ton. William Roberts and Dr. W. T. Casey. STERLING IS COMING HOME Air of Twin Lakes is Good, Water Pure, Society- Se lect, But He Likes Bridge port Better. (By our Staff Corres.) Twin Lakes. March 20. This com munity was startled this morning by the news that Julian H. Sterling, who came here several years ago to enjoy the benefits of pure air, pure water and refined associations such as can be had in this village, will return to Bridgeport. Mr. Sterling said this morning to your Twin Lakes corre spondent.: "The atmosphere of this place is all that the most fastidious can desire. The water is much bet ter than I have been accustomed to at home. The society is certainly more select than in some larger places. But tastes formed in youth are diffi cult to change. I like my air with a little smoke, and some dust in it. This may not be healthy, but it is what I have always been used to. I like my water as it comes along. Mi crobes in water arc like germs in cheese. They gave it a flavor. As to society in Bridgeport. I will admit that I like a little promiscuousne&3 in mine. It is good to bo select. But there is something about me that makes me like to mingle. Here there are no concerts, no afternoon teas, no evening crushes, no scandals, and no divorces. Oh. I long for home, and the atmosphere of superabundant, dol lar grabbing, commercial existence. I am going hack to dear old Bridge port." "When?" Inquired your correspon dent. "As soon as I can make my will and pack my goods," replied! Mr. Sterling, affably. THOMAS CALLS TAX COMMITTEE Special Commission to In quire Into Methods of Taxation Was Named by Mayor Reynolds. Vacancies Were Later Fill ed by Mayor Lee Said that Corbin's Corporate Excess Bill May be Object of Investigation. Alderman William Thomas, chair man of the committee on Tax Equali zation, which was named by Marcus L. Reynolds in the last moments of his term of office, has called a meeting of the committee for Thursday even ing of next week. The committee has 'been in existence for some 16 months, but has never held a meeting except to perfect an organi zation. This- was due to the fact that some of the memhers desired time to make an independent investigation in to the subject. Two vacancies which had occurred on the committee as named- by Rey nolds were filled early in his term by Mayor -Lee. Alderman Thomas said this morn ing: "I understand that the commit tee possesses information which will enable it to proceed intelligently. I do not know what will be done, or what the members wish to do. I am informed, however, that one of the objects of the meeting will be to look over the Corporate Excess bill offered by State Tax Commissioner Carom, which is now pending in the present Legislature, and other bills proposing changes in the method of taxation to ascertain how Bridgeport will be af fected if they should 'be adopted toy the General Assembly. "The corporate excess 'bill is aimed entirely at the property of manufac turing corporations. I understand that its passage would mean the loss to this city of large amounts of pros pective revenue." RUMORED DEATH OF VICE PRESIDENT PROVES NOT TRUE Mr. Sherman Himself De nies it from His Home at TJtica 'Not a Dead One' Yet He Says. 4 (Special from United Press.) New York, March 2f. Wall street was much disturbed to-day by a ru mor which started from some unknown source to the effect that Vice Presi dent James S. Sherman had dropped dead of apoplexy at his home in Utica. The report was given wide circula tion only to be promptly denied by Mr. Sherman when it reached Utica. "I am in fine shape," declared the Vice-President, "and I refuse to die even though some fool has started a rumor of that kind. Indeed, I am far from being a dead one yet." DOOLAN ATTACHES AUTO FOR BILL FOR CUT FLOWERS GAVE A PARADE IN GREENWICH COMPOSED OF VARIOUS VE HICLES OWNED BY EVER ARD, RICH BREWER. Greenwich, March 20. Deputy Sheriff Peter Doolan furnished an automobile parade with accessories to the good people of Greenwich, yesterday, which was cut short by Attorney George G.. McNall, who gave security for the goods constituting the grand proces sional and display, until surety bond could be obtained. Doolan attached for a florist's bill of $240 the $18,000 Renault automobile and other goods of James Everard. the New York brewer, who is occupying Whigmilor, Col. A. K. Michler's place here. The flowers were used for deco rations at a birthday party given in honor of his daughter Olga. The Dep uty Sheriff started a parade of the au tomobile and several carriages, towed by two teams, through the village, to a storehouse, but was stopped by Mr. Everard's Attorney, Judge George G. McNall, who gave security for the goods until a surety bond could be made out. The party took place on Dec. 1, and was attended by a large number of wealthy New Yorkers. The house was elaborately decorated, lavender orchids and yellow chrysanthemums, tied with yellow and lavender ribbons seven in ches wide, against a background of farleyenche ferns, celosia. and smilax. furnishing the chief decoration. Mc Millan & Co., local florists, had charge of the preparations, which were going on for several days. When the bill was presented it was considered exorbitant. The florists turned the bill over to H. B. Lanyon a collector, who refused to make any .erms except for the full amount of the bill Preparations are being made to contest the bill in court. Weather Indications. (Special from United Press. New Haven. March 20. Forecast: fair to-night; Sunday increasing cloud iness followed by rain. The disturbance that was central over Lake Erie yesterday morning has moved eastward and is now central near Nantucket. It produced light lain or snow in the eastern portion of the Lake region. Another disturb ance is central this morning in the lower Missouri valley. Seaside Club vs. Algonquin Club The Seaside Club has issued a chal lenge to the Algonquin Club for a se ries' of pool games to settle the lub championship. The challenge has been accepted. The 'Seaside Club will have a tournament to decide which three pool players will compete with the Algonquin cue artists. The represen tative team of the Algonquin will be the o.ne which won the tournament from the Norwalk Clulb few weeks ago. LATEST CLUE TO THE WHITLA KIDNAPPERS Points to Ashtabula as Hid ing Place for Lost Boy. Message Written in Cleve land With Borrowed Pencil. Boy's Grandfather Says Pinkertons Expect to Ap prehend Abductors and Rescue Boy Before Night A Reward of $6,000 Of fered. (Special from United Press.) Cleveland, O., March 20. The latest clue to the whereabouts of Billy Whit la or his kidnappers to-day turned the search in the direction of Ashtabu la, sixteen miles east of Cleveland, near the lake shore. Albert S. Couture told the Cleveland police this morning that on Thursday night he lent a pen cil to a mud-stained, breathless man and saw him write with it, in a door way on Prospect avenue, the follow ing message: "Will leave for Ashta bula to-night. Cannot make a lift here. Cleveland !s like a live wire about it. Beware." Couture also saw the beginning of the address the man wrote on the en velope into which he slipped the mes sage. It was "A. A. D." This morning he told the police. Cou ture said the man who wrote the mes sage was short and heavy with a florid complexion and stubby moustache, slightly sandy. He wore a mud bleared overcoat and was dusty and unshaven. Billy W.hitla's abductors abductors would have had time to reach Cleve land by 5:30 p. m., the time this mes sage was written but not to change their clothes bearing the tell-tale mud stains of hard riding, or to shave. Ashtabula Harbor, where It is be lieved the writer of the mysterious letter intended to go, has a large for eign population. Its streets are full of children and abound in good hiding places. The search was further stim ulated to-day by a reward of $6,000 of fered by the Scripps-McRae League of newspapers of which the Cleveland Press is a member. Newcastle, Pa.. March 20. Judge Whitla. grandfather of Whitla, the kidnapped boy. In an inter'iew here to-day said that the Pinkerton detec tives have, informed J. P. Whitla, fath er of the missing boy that they expect that before night they will apprehend the kidnappers and secure the release of the lost boy. . The millionaire uncle of Billy Whitla is in Cleveland to-day reads' either to aid in the search for the boy who was abducted from his home at Sharon, Pa.. Thursday, or dicker twith the kid nappers. With $10,000 cash in his pock ets and practically unlimited credit at Cleveland banks, Frank H. Buhl de clares that no amount of money will stand in the way of recovering his eight year old nephew. Catching the kidnappers is -a matter - of secondary consideration with him and the pa rents. If Billy comes back to them unharmed the men who took him are welcome to the $10,000 ransom. Mr. Buhl's determination to conduct the hunt in Cleveland arose from the fact that Mr. Whltla's advertisement in the Cleveland press that he would comply with the abductors' terms brought immediate response in the shape of a second letter received yes terday at Sharon. The whole city, from the police to the last school child is co-operating with Buhl m nis seaicn. Wealthy clubmen have turned over their automobiles for use of the searchers. Steel magnates, some of whom were associated with Mr. Buhl in business, are personally urging the city authorities to grant him all pos sible aid. Billy Whitla's uncle arrived here late last night and at once took up a hot clue. A man with a child answering the description of Billy had been seen in the Eucllde Hotel. After two hours hunt in a fast automobile with a chauffeur who knew he could not be called to account for disregarding the speed laws the man and child were both found and the clue proved false. A dozen families were routed out of bed during this search and one whole residence section turned upside down all to no purpose. The boy's uncle went to bed about 2 A. M.. tired out, but arose early and resumed his search Mr Buhl's hotel was crowded with people of all kinds this morning, wait ing to give him tips. Some were honestly interested in the search and had information which they honestly thought might prove useful. Warren. O.. March 20. Pennsylvania officials to-day invaded Ohio to take up the search from Warren. A house to house search in Warren and throughout the country was begun for Billy Whitla whose kidnapping has aroused the middle west. To mak their search legal however, the posse of officers and detectives was headed by Deputv Sheriff Masury of Warren. Whitla. in asking permission to send officers from Sharon to Warren follow ed the finding of the rig in which the boy was taken away. WATERBURY SOAP MAKER MISSING And Many People Have His Checks Which They Can not Cash. (Special from United Press.) Waterbury. March 20. While no for mal complaint has been made to the police the list of victims of William Q. Smith, the soap manufacturer who has so mysteriously disappeared, con tinues to grow. Nearly everyone in this city who had business dealings with r'mith have been paid in checks alleged to have been signed by Smith all of which have been returned with the information that there were "no funds" to meet the payment. At his factory on Union street to-day-no information could be obtained as to his whereabouts but it is believed that he has gone west. Smith has been advertising to a great extent through the state in an ostensible effort to pro mote the sale of his soap. His sales men, several newspaper offices and ho tels have been paid in checks which were all protested. Smith is about 30 years of age, of neat appearance and a good talker. CIRCUS READY TO OPEN THE SEASONOF 1909 Ninety Car Train to Leave for West in Three Sections. Section One Goes Tomorrow Elephants and Lion Cubs Aboard. Otto Ringling, l'Big Boss" of All, Assisted by Charles Hutchinson in Managerial Capacity Something About the Big Acts. Resplendent in gold paint, with all equipments spick and span, the Bar num & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth is prepared for the season of 1909. The first section leaves to-morrow. It is composed of 29 cars. It is bound for Chicago, where the show opens next week, and will remain until April 28. For the first time in the history of the show it will exhibit in the Chicago Coliseum. The other three sections of the ninety car train will leave Bridge port at intervals during the next two weeks for Champagne, 111., where the shows open under canvas on April 29. The shows will be under the man agement of Mr. Otto Ringling with Mr. Charles Hutchinson in a chief man agerial capacity. The boss canvasmaa is "Happy Jack" Snelling; master of track transportation is John McLaugh lin. In charge of the horses is Tom Lynch. The first division train carries the elephants and other animals and all ring stock. Baby Bunting, the baby elephant, born In this city, will not be able to take the trip as it is very young, and suffering with pneumonia and rheumatism. The Star animal act this year is a musical skit performed by five ele phants, who work under the direction of Trainer Harry Mooney. With five handsomely gowned ladies upon their backs playing musical instruments, the five great pachyderms play huge trumpets, and ring bells, in harmony with the female musicians. The big feature acts this year are three in number. They are Lucifer, the balloon horse, who makes an as cension with a balloon about his neck to the dome of the tent, concluding with a grand pyrotechnical display. Autos that pass in the air, a strange automobile act performed by the Sis ters LaRacque; arid Desperado, the famous European higtt diver, who leaps from a platform at the top of the tent to the ground beneath, with out the use of a mat. other appliances to catch him, landing in safety upon his hands. The only attraction, to be used in the side show in the Coliseum, which will leave Bridgeport with the first division train, is Princess Wee Wee, the pigmy negress, who stands 17 inches high, and weighs Itos. She talks and slng3 like a woman of ordinary stature, in several languages On the first division train there will be a diner and a sleeper. Everything about the train will be spick and span. The train color this year Is yellow, with green trimmings. The advance cars are yellow, hand somely lettered, while all sleepers, and dining coaches are a rich maroon. The warm March sun has heated the blood of the old time circus men and they are anxious to get away. Also a part of the first division are the entire 28 elephants and the den of Hons, in which is contained five cubs, three of whom were born last night. CITY COURT CASES James Lavery and Charles Gray, who have a record on the East Side, were before the court charged with raising a disturbance, last night, at the saloon conducted by Peter Walsh, at East Main street and Crescent avenue. The pair were put out of the saloon twice, but returned ana assaulted rne Dar tender, Patrick Dunn. In the court room this morning the mother of Gray, an old lady, was ejected from the room for disturbing the court. During the intermission she again entered the room, and was again ejected. Lavery was fined $11 and costs and sent to jail for 10 days by Judge Foster. Gray was fined $1 and costs and sent to jail for 20 days. Patrolman Williams arrested Daniel Mullins, last night, on complaint of his wife, who accused her husband of assaulting her. Investigation disclosed another side to the story and Mullins was discharged by Assistant Prosecut ing Attorney Wilder without the for mality of a trial. Richard Lyhne. John Barnwell and Clifford Wright, the three boys who were arrested two weeks ago on a charge of injury to property were dis charged on the payment of the costs by their parents. The boys were ac cused of breaking the globes of elec tric lights on the streets In the North End of the East Side. They were ad monished by the court. Harry Seltzer, who is out on a bond on a charge of breaking the skull of Joseph Rose at the British and Ameri can Company's shop, three months ago, was in court, but his case went over to March 23. John Moran and John Cox asked for a continuance of the cases against them and March 23 was set for trial. The men are accused o" selling: policy slips. John Manning. John Dolan and Wil liam Snyder were taken from a freight car last night in the East End yards by the railroad detectives. The car was unsealed. The railroad company's representatives asked for a continu ance to allow an investigation, and the cases were continued until Monday. Stratford Avenue Bridge to Be Closed In Morning Hours The lower bridge will be closed from I 1 a. m. to 5 a. m. Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday morning of next week by order of Director Charles F. A. Biltz. ' The Southern New England Telephone j Co. wish to lay cables under the bridge, for which considerable dredg- ! ing will ha ve to be done. The closing i of the bridge will leave only one bridge, the East Washington avenue, connecting the center of the city with East Bridgeport. If there should be a fire in the lower East End. the fire engines will have to put on extra speed to make up the greater distance. BROTHERS THREE BORN UNDER FLAGS OF THREE NATIONS Konyots Number Sixteen Souls Born In Four teen Countries. Speak So Many Languages They Might Have Finish ed Tower of Babel Had Their Services Been Available. Three brothers appeared before Clerla William R. Shelton in the Superior court, this morning, seeking first pa pers. They were Samuel. Arthur and Alphonse Konyot. Neither of them was born under the sky of the same land. They have 12 brothers and sis ters, equally divided as to sex. no two of whom were born under the same flag. The family were originally Germans. They were by occupation circus per formers. They have traveled through out Europe as the exigencies of the circus business and their engagements required. Last season they were saen at their work by an agent of Ringling Bros, circus, who lost no time in book ing the polyglot family for this coun try. Samuel was toorn in Germany. Ar thur first saw light in Hungary, h second component of the Austrian. Empire. Alphonse had his birth in Bohemia, that ancient Kingdom which, is now also part of the Austrian Em pire. If the Konyots could have been, among the builders of the Tower of Babel it is likely that they wouIi have been leading citizens, and that the great architectural enterprise might have been finished through, their efforts. The family knows so many language that among them they could have produced a worll language, thus preventing the con fusion of tongues which Droved so. disastrous to that early enterprise. Deaths and Funerals. Bridget Matilda Begley died yester day morning at the home of her aunt, Mrs. James Broderick. 884 Hancock avenue, after a brief illness. The de ceased was 23 years of age and is sur vived by her aunt and a brother and sister, all of this city. Funeral services over the remains of Ellen Benson, who died at the Bridge port hospital yesterday morning, after a lingering Illness, were held this morning at the undertaking parlors of John C. Ford in John street. Rev. John F. Callahan, assistant pastor of St. Charles' church, reading the services. The remains were taken to New Yorlt city for burial in Calvary cemetery. (UNCLASSIFIED.) FOR TOUR Sunday smoke call at Wood's Smokeshop, 61 Cannon St. TO RENT. House, ten rooms and im provements with barn. 508 Warren street. Inquire next door. S20sp WANTED. Young man 17 to 19 years of age for light work in shop. Chance to learn a good trade. Address, E.S.. care of Farmer. a FOR SALE. One good lumber wagon and one one-horse dump cart. Ap ply Wm. H. Jennings' stotre, South -iport. : a WILL BITS' nice two family house, West laid. Must be pleasant neigh borhood. Party will pay $7,000 to $8,000 if suited. Property now on our list does not meet requirements. Charles S. Cole. Inc., agents, 27 State St. S 20 b WANTED. Machinist with experience on metal working press tools. Give age, experience and wages expected. Confidential. Farmer. Sl9bpo, TO RENT. Flat of five rooms, all im provements, also barn for auto. Tel ephone 3073. Inquire 232 Wells St. S 19 s po TO RENT. Alcove and two connecting rooms, with board. s21 State St. Phone 1912. S 19 bpo FOR SALE. In best location, an es-, tatolished candy store and ice cream parlor, with stock and fixtures. Must be sold on account of other business. Applv 467 East Main St.. Waterbury, Conn. S 19 s o WANTED. At once, a good architec tural draughtsman. Address, stat ing age and experience. Architect, this office. S 18 e p o WANTED. 400 young people for Jol ly Five dance, Schwaebischer hall. Saturday, March 20. Admission 15 cents. S 18 so FOR SALE. Upright piano, party has left piano for me to sell on account of death in family. Any reasonable offer accepted. 844 Noble Ave. S 17 u o EGGS FOR HATCHING. From high class bred to lay white Wyandottes. 75c and $1 per setting. C. A. Black man, Paradise Green, Stratford. S 17 d o TO RENT. Store suitable for grocery and butcher market. Inquire 594 Brooks St. S 9 t p o TO RENT. 6 room flat with improve ments, at $15, Randall Ave. No ob jection if 2 small families double up. Call 1294 Main. op GREAT RELIEF from headache and constipation. Casca Laxine table Is, 25 cts. B S o EGGS. White Wyandotte and White Leghorn $1 per setting. Thorough breds. R. J. Drew, 2992 Main St. S 16 tf. o 2 4 6 CAN YOU AFFORD a fire without loss. If not cover pipes, boilers and furnaces now. Best wormanship and lowest prices. Tel. 1328-5. Asbestos lumber. J. F. Walsh. 114 KossutX St. S 9 tf. 2 4 6 The Masonic Temple Association Bridgeport. Conn.. March 20th. 1909. The Board of Directors has declared an annual dividend of four per cent. (4") on the Capital Stock of this As sociation, payable to stockholders of record April 1st., 1909. Transfer books will be closed at 1! m. March 27th. 1909, and will reopen at 10 a. m. April 2nd.. 1909. PHILIP L. HOLZER. S 20 s Treasurer.