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TAFT'S BIG DAY
IN NEW HAVEN New Haven. Dec. 14. Something of the old Roosevelt brand of strenu oslty hovered about the visit of Pres ident Taft to New Haven today. A rood day's work was jammed Into the 11 hours and 6 minutes of his tay in town, including a formal luncheon, a meeting of the Fellows of the Yale Corporation, a big recep tion at Woolsey Hall. Yale, and a banquet of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. The President. In the special car Colonial, reached New Haven at l o'clock. He was hurried to a waiting automobile and rusned to the home of I. M. Ul 1 man. president of the New iaven Chamber of commerce wnere he had luncheon. Twenty policemen and a corporal's guard of curiosity seekers were at the station to greet him. There was little enthusiasm as the Taft visits to New Haven have eome to be taken as a matter of course to the college town. Not even a -Rah-rah" greeted "Big Bill's" ad vent. Mary Silliman Chapter Sirs. Frederick Tracy was hostess, yesterday afternoon, at the meettg of Mary Silliman Chapter. D. A. K.. In the Stratfield. She was assisted by Mrs. Tukey. Mrs. Armstrong. Mrs. Ferguson and Miss Welter. Miss Bes sie Libby rendered a piano solo. The sixteenth anniversary of the founda ' tlon of the chapter will be celebrated in January with a luncheon. DIED. ANDREWS In this city. Dec. 13. 1909. Martha J. Andrews, wife of Robert J. Andrews, aged 6i years, 1 month and S days. Friends are Invited to attend the funeral at her late residence No. 211 William street, on Wednesday, 15th tnjrt.. at 1 o'clock. Burial in Lake view cemetery. P . CtRRAN In Wallingford. Conn, Monday. Dec. 13. 1909. Byron J., son of Richard and the late Johanna , Cnrran. aged 20 years. months, 2 ' ' days. Friends are Invited to attend the . funeral from the undertaking par lors of M. J. Gannon. 1051 Broad at, on Thursday. Dec. 16th. at 8:30 a. m. and from Sacred Heart church at o'clock, where a solemn high mass . will be offered for the repose of his , soul. Interment in. .St. Michael's cemetery. T 14 b StSNDSTOOM In this city. Dec 13. t 1909. John Sundstrom, aged 38 years. months. days. , Friends are invited to attend the funeral at the residence of Mr. and ; Mrs. Edwin Bray. No. 73 Liberty street, on Thursday. Dec 1. at 3:30 . p. m. Burial in Mountain Grove cemetry. P McKLWEE At Greens Farms, on . Saturday evening. Hat tie Amelia Mills, wife of Edward McElweeand 'daughter of Charles Mills, in the ". ittn year of her age. r Funeral services at her late residence on Wednesday. Dec. 16th. at I p. m- Til b 6KANB In this city Dee. IS. 1909. ' Robert . son of Matthew and Ann Skane. aged 15 years, 1 month, U days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from residence of the par ents. No. 437 Myrtle avenue on Wed - -neday. Dec 15.. at 8:30 a. m. and from Sacred Heart church at a. m Interment at St- Michael's cem etery. ...... T 13 b MONUMENTS , ARTISTIC IASTINO. ' Plant operated by pneumatle sui ting and relishing tools. HUGHES & CHAPMAN, so mu rroBD a vknck. fba Conaectlosv. R 1 tf FOR . - - Christmas Trees Delaware Holly English Mistletoe Wreaths and Wreathing VISIT - - HOEAN & SON FLORISTS ' MATS' AND BANK 8TS. P01NSETTI AS I Plants and Flowers J JOHN RECK & SON? 9U MAIN ST. . TeL 759- YIIAT IS XMAS Without a few flowers or a spray of Holly or Mistletoe. HAWKINS STRATFIELD BUILDING BTATK OP COjrVKCTTCTT. DISTRICT OF FAIRFIELD, as. PROBATE COURT. December 13. 1909. Estate of Mary Kinsella, late of Fairfield, in said District, deceased. A written Instrument, purporting to be the last Will and Testament and Codicil thereto of said deceased hav ing been presented to this Court, ORDERED, That the 18th day of December, 1909. at three o'clock after noon, at the Probate Office in Fair field, be and same Is hereby assigned for a hearing by this Court relative to the probate of said alleged will and Codicil and the granting of adminis tration on said estate: at which time and place all of the next of kin of arid deceased are hereby cited to ap pear before this Court and be heard thtreon. And that all persons inter ested in said estate may have notice thereof, public notice of this order for hearing and citation shall be given by publishing the same in a newspaper having a circulation in this District, at least three days before said day of hearing. JOSEPH L FLINT. T 14 " Clerk. "CHRISTMAS STATIONERY" Starts at 15c per box and stops at $3.00. SplendH variety and good quality of paper. See the line of Christmas Stationery in variety of sizes and prices at JACKSON'S BOOK SHOP, 986-9S8 MAIN STREET FATHER DUNNIGAN'S FUNERAL ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS Former Curate at St. Mary's Church Buried at His Na tive Home Big Delegation of Clergy Within Chan cel Rails. Thousands of mourners attended to day at St. John's church Watertown the obsequies over the remains of the late Rev. Father Peter Charles Dun Igan who died at the home of his sister in Watertown Saturday last Father Dunigan Is remembered here by many as for several years he was an assistant at St. Mary's church un der the pastorate of the late Father Rogers. The officers of the mass were Rev. Father J. J. Curtin celebrant. Rev. Father Fitzgerald of Greenwich dea con. Rev. Father Walsh of Tlumaa ton. sub deacon. Rev. J. L. McGuin ness of Washington. Master of cere monies. Monlf nor Synnott gave ab solution assisted by the officers of the mass. The local clergymen present were Father Mulcahy. Picker and O'Meara. Upwards of 50 clerymen attended the services. The eulogy was delivered by Rev. Jamea E. Broderick of Waterbury. Other Bridgeport people present were Mrs. Michael Malloy and daughter. Bernard Brady. Miss Walsh and Mrs. Henry Lee. llev. Peter Charles Dunigan was bora in Watertown. September 14. 1868, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dunigan. He pre pared for college in the public schools of his native town, and by private tuition. In 1888 he entered Niagara university, and obtained from that lrstltuion the degree of A. B. in 1893. In September. 183, he began the study of theology at Niagara and continued that study there for two years. In 1894 he left Niagara and entered Brighton Theological semi SOUTHEY WENT BEYOND ORDERS This Is Testimony of Chal lenger, Murphy and Mon ahan,Members of Board of ; Education, in Architect's Suit Against City ' The suit of Architect Ernest Q. Southey . against the City of Bridge port, to get payment for plans drawn for the- remodelling of the Prospect street school, which was begun in the Superior Court, before Judge Lucien F. Burpee, on, Friday, was continued today. Ail of Soutbeys evidence in his own behalf has been completed. This morning President William H. Marigold. Richard II. Murphy, Elmer H. Havens. Dr. E. II. Monahan. and Howard 8. Chalneger. all members of the Board of Education, were called, Mr. Challenger, chairman of the Committee on Schools, stated that after the Colllngswood, O., fire, when a number of children were burned to death, the subject was brought up about fire escapes on the school build ings in this city. The Prospect street school was more than any school in need of bet ter facilities. The - Board decided to call upon Architect Southey to .furnish plans for new fire escapes, and to better the staircases in the' building. He was asked to submit these plans to the board, who would ask for b'ds. It was expected that the remodelling would not coat more than 315.000. Other than to draw plana for the fire escapes and the " staircases. Mr. Challenger stated that he had not given Mr. Southey any instructions. Mr. Murphy, another member of the 'Committee on Schools, denied that Mr. Southey had called him up on the 'phone and that , he has said. "You heard what the board- wanted, Southey, go ahead." Attorney Pullman, counsel' for Southey. questioned Dr. Monahan about the Instructions given to South ey, but was informed that no definite instructions had been given. He had talked with Southey. but had Just simply told htm to submit the mat ter to the board.' The board did not take the matter out of Souther's hands. - but sent a member of the committee with Architect Peardsley to the school. The bill 8outhey pre sented to the city for his services was 31.250, while the bids on his plans would call for an expenditure of 352, 000. PRIZE WTN7TNG CATTLE SHOWN Real Blue "Ribbon Winners Attract Much Attention To really appreciate .the fine points of the scientific feeding of beef cattle and to see the result of the work of the cattle raisers of the West In pro ducing meat that is Intended to please the ialate of those who enjoy reacts and steaks of the finest quality, Brld reporters should visit the markets of Charles M. Bilts. 97 State street. Rudolph Bauman's in South avenue, and Mark Navel's market at Hamil ton and East Main streets. The prise winning steers which were killed In Chicago under the direction of the three butchers are exh'bit- ed with the blue ribbons which they won at the tenth annual international Fat Stock Show at Chicago about ten davs ago. The'caAtle were all yearlings and of the Gatway breed. In one year they were fatted up so that at the time they were killed they welched between 1.200 and 1.400 pounds. The meat la of a beautiful texture and the fat Is of the purest white. Very few two and three-year-old steers are la-trer -hn these yearlings and the handsome d's play of beef Is attracting much atten tion In all three of the markets. The quarters of the animals will be kept on show for two or three days yet and anyone who desires to see the prize winning stock is welcome to in spect it. PARK C3TT RINK. Mr. IT- A. Simmons appeared In an exhibition of stilt and fancy skating last nia-ht. at the Park City Rink, to an appreciative audience, Mr. 81m mona la without doubt the greatest master of. the roller skates now be fore the public Not only does he skate on ft I Its. but also uses ll'tle wagons with wheels about six Inches hle-h on which he does all manner of difficult feats. Mr. Simmons wMl skate on the little wagons tonlorht. He will also appear every night this week in two exhibitions, the first at 0:15 and the second about 15 njtkutes later. He will appear Wednesday- nd Satur day afternoons. THE nary In Boston. He completed his preparation lor the priesthood in UriKbiuii. in November, lsy&, and was oruained by the late Bishop Tierney at the cathedral in Harttord, December 23 of that year. ills life as a priest was active and laborious. 1 hough never in perfect health since his college days, he had at his best the capacity of half a dozen men for. work. lie quickened the activities of every parish in which he worked, and was a big hearted, affable, kind ly, effective organizer of charitable enterprises in every city that was fa vored by his priestly presence. He held curacies in Kaugatuck. South ington, Portland. South Manchester, Bridgeport. New Haven. Lakeville, Waterbury and Meriden. While in this city he was an as sistant under the late Rev. Father Rogers at St. Mary's church and was noted for his piety and seal. He or ganised St. Mary's Literary and De bating society and it nourished under his supervision. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. James Farrell. of Watertown. and by two brothers. James of New Britain and John of Boston. Father Dunican was a man of great mental capacity and had not broken health doe-ged his footsteps, he would have had an exceptionally brilliant career. He was a lover of books and from his school days he absorbed their contents with great rapidity. ITe loved his work, he loved his kind, to know him was to love him. He was tolerant and mag nanimous. He fought life's battle bravely and he met the Great Con queror without a murmur. He was simple as a child. HOME RULE FOR IRELAND Dublin. Dec 1. Premier Asquith's pledge of home rule for Ireland la satisfactory to the Irish National Lea gue, which today held a convention here and decided to support the Lib- In the General Flection. John Redmond, president of the league, ex plained that while the promise did not embody all the Nationalists want ed, - it was the most advanced step yet proposed and would, in the event of the Liberals success, be a fore runner of complete home rule. BODY FOUND IN INDIAN BROOK IS IDENTIFIED i The body which was found partly submerged In the water of Indian Brook, two miles above Shelton. by Bridgeport hunters, Oct. 23. has been Identified as that of Mrs. Margaret F. Wallace of Freehold. N. J. The garments and the wedding ring with the initials Inside were Identified yes terday afternoon at the office of Cor oner Clifford B. Wilson, by the two brothers of the woman. J. F. and C O. Whiteside of Philadelphia, and the woman's daughter. Marguerite Wal lace a girl of 21 years. The last known whereabouts of Mrs. Wallace, -alive was on Aug. 31 at Ocean city, N. J. Friends had seen her on her way to board a train at the Pennsylvania station. She was suffering with mel ancholia. Coroner Wilson finds that death was due to exposure. Mrs. Wal lace wss a married woman, but was not living with her husband. C01I1IC OPERA WAR CONTINUES TO RAGE Washington. Tec. 14. The capture of Rama by forces of President Zelaya la reported In Managua, according to dis patches received today at the State Department. It Is also said that the Zelayan army. In beginning the action, violated the armlstica with the Es trada forces. SfarShirIsS.50 No need to tell how good "Star" Shirts are, because every one knows that they shine as a star product of the state. Newest "Stars" in the most attrac tive new designs and colorings, and also plain white dress and white pleated bosom star shirts in all sizes, $1.50 Hundreds of oth er shirts, stars in their class that are extra good value at 49c and 93c - Men folks, more and more, are com ing to appreciate . useful Xmas gifts. S NEW YORK STORES The S'rrprSsi lcre 1119-1123 Main St. SECURITY BUILDING FARMER: DECEMBER 14, Tuesday, December 14, 1909. Bridgeport, Conn. Wkatever gift you Kave m mind is almost surely waiting for you kere. That is a strong statement but it is warranted by the fine assembly of merchandise thai is in readiness. ' I z The splendid special stocks for the holidays stand side by side with regular stocks of much variety and true merit ' " I Every fancy is to be satisfied. Whoever seeks a gift that shall be essentially holiday irf character, may choose from many many sorts. Whoever believes in the giving of a gift o staple character, may select from excellent collection of such things. A gift of the sort thaf is wanted, whatever that sort may be, is what the store stands ready to supply. , - .' Little folks come first at Christmas time. Toyland is for them. It holds boundless joy. It fairly overflows with amusement for them. It is a spot where pleasure through all the year for little folks is so soread out that choosing is easy. It is the merriest happiest and bright est spot there is in all the town right now. You can sperd hours there with real enjoyment; little folks could spend the whole day there and then not see half as much as they'd like to. 1 And as Toyland is for little folks, so is the rest of the store for older people. From main entrance to the Fair THE MERCHANTS CRITICISE CITY COURT BRAND OF JUSTICE They Object to the Release of Two Professional Shop Lif .M era on Tiny Bonds Demand Appearance of Accused in Court and Trial. There's a rumble In. the air. It la no uncertain sort, of a rumble either. Instead it Is a rumble that spells trouble in treat big letters, unless all signs fall. In other words, the busi ness men who cheerfully pajr their taxes for police protection and the support of the city court are getting stirred up. They believe they are not ! getting a fair deal and are seeking J some way of impressing upon the of the fact that it is time those laws were enforced in favor of honest peo ple and not of criminals. They have even considered the wisdom of an appeal to the Bar association; that body which is supposed to really have seme influence upon the men of law. But one thing is certain, they are not satisfied with the brand of Jus tice that Is dispensed in the city court. it la all due to the trial of two shoplifters that took place, yesterday morning, before Judge Wilder. They were not two ordinary shoplifters. In the eyes of the business men they deserve to be ranked as almost pro fessionals. They are mother and daughter, Mrs. Fannie Bugaslovskl and Mrs. Bessie Katx. and they were caught with the goods Saturday night in the Howland store by Detective McCulIough who is employed by the store for the special purpose of cap turing Just such undesirable visitors. They were placed under bonds of $1,000 each Saturday night. But that bond was speedily secured and they a ere released. In fact, the story goes that it was boastfully said at police headquarters that a bond of $6,000 could be raised for each if necessary. Testerday morning they appeared for trial and the evidence left no doubt of their guilt. ' Their attorney beg ged the court to be lenient with them saying they did not steal from neces sity. But Prosecutor DeLaney stated to the court that there was no ground upon which leniency could be exer cised. Both women had been arrest ed before for the same offence com mitted in the same store, and at that trial the younger woman had com mitted perjury by testifying that the older was her "dear friend" when it was shown later 'vat she actually was her motner. He declared that he had only failed to punish her for perjury because of her health and at that time both women were simply fined for their theft. Judge Wilder fined each of the two women and imposed a Jail sentence of 15 days upon Mrs. Katx and of 30 days upon Mrs. BuaraalovskL And immediately thereafter bonds were fixed for purposes of appeal at $10Q for Mrs. Katx and tt00 for her moth SEVEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN FIRE IN DEATH TRAP TENEMENT Special from ITnlted Prest Cincinnati. Dec 14. Seven persons were killed and three are dying, wh le twelve others were Injured in a fire which destroyed a four story tene ment house on East 3rd street early today. The dead: Mrs. John Henderson 40, and her three children. Nora. 16; Ruth. I; James B; Thomas Wilson 3 1-2; Isaac Rucker 30; William Grout. The building was a death trap. The only fire escape was rendered useless by the flamea and the emergency doors, supposed to lead to safety and TWO SUICIDES I IN HARTFORD Hartford, Dec. 14. Two suicides took place In this city today. Amie Sabourin. 27 years old, a transient, took carbolic acid at - his board I ni? house. 27 Talcott street. His body was found by the landlady shortly after 10 o'clock when she went up stairs to put his room in order. P. J. Newton,' 42 years old. who has been out of employment for some time, was asphyxiated In his room at 101 Hudson street. lie was found in a chair by the landlady about 11 o'clock with the gas pouring from an 1909 HOWLANP'S Eirroinceft on MMtj street Fairfield avenue, and Cannon street. HOWLAND er. Of course an appeal was taken. Equally of course. It Is morally cer tain that neither of the women will appear in the court of common pleas for trial. To forfeit a bond.- when that bond is small, is far preferable to taking chances of a term in Jail. And thus will end a case in which an example should have been made, ac cording to the. belief of men engaged in retail - business. Said a Main street merchant, to day: "This is the time of the year when, if ever, retail storekeepers need the aid of the police and the courts. Had the punishment Inflicted upon these two women been followed up by the fixing of a heavy bond, two things would have been accompiisnea. in the first place, the presence of . the I two arrested shoplifters would have oeen secured at the, next term of the court of common pleas. In the sec ond place other women of criminal i instincts would have been impressed by the punishment and discouraged from following their inclination to do the same thing by fear of the same punishment. This would- have been to the benefit of the storekeepers, would have been giving them the I protection which they are Justly en j titled to- and would have been only I dealing out, simple Justice to the first two persons caught shoplifting this season. 'There Is only one way to stop shoplifting," continued the speaker. "That one way is by the infliction of adequate penalties when women are caught In the crime. We spend our money in an endeavor to detect thieves. We spend our time In watch-' lng for them. And we have to be very careful for we ' believe it better to let a guilty person escape, some times, than to bring shame upon the head of an innocent peraon. Yet here is a case where the Howland store caught two women "with the goods" as the police say; women who had been caught before In the same store. And they apparently are going to re allowed to escape by forfeiting bont whn tb"lr cases come up for final trial In the court of common pleas. "Is there not some wav In which these women can be compelled to stand i trial T Even If they forfeit bonds, . can the prosecuting officials not Insist upon their coming into court. Surely the.e must be some method of forcing a criminal to stand trial for his crime, or is It true that the law favors the criminal every time and does not protect the person who has Just cause for complaint. Fnnlnesa men would like to know where they stand. Thev are entitled to know. And if there Is anv wav of flndln out. I believe thev oueht to take that way and insist upon know- ordered to be kept open by the fire department, were nailed shut. When the firemen chopped them down they found the passage way blocked with charred bodies. In Mrs. Henderson's arms was her baby boy and her other, two children.-close be hind her, all burned to a crisp. The bodies of Rucker and Grout were near by. The fire was cauaed by a lamp over turnii.g during a brawl between a couple of second flooor boarders. Grout is sld to have been the man that started the quarrel. open Jet into the room. It is sup posed that he had become despond ent on account of ill-health, said to have been brought on by excessive drinking. ACCTION SALE. A. Elwood A Son will sell at auc tion to-morrow night at 7 o'clock at 1284 Main street, the bankrupt stock of Gerson Zlpp recently purchased by Kll Cohen of Sorinrfield from J. H. . Crossley, trustee. The stock com prises clothing, furnishing goods, leather goods, hats, caps, etc. TCAXT ADS. ClvXT A WORtt field avenue door, from basement to uppermost floor every part of the whole big store is aglow with Christmas cheer and brilliant with Christmas merchandise. It is your holiday store. It is here for the one purpose oS ' serving you as. you wish to be served. All its'faeilitiesp and all its energies are centered uxon that pleasant work And to do it, there is the best assembly of wares that ever the store has held at a Christmas season, the best force of sales-peonle, the best arrangement of stocks. With this combination we oueht to be able to srive you better service We expect to be able to do it in fact we are doing it. DRY GOODS BISSONNETTE JUROR FOILED : MANIAC WIFE WITH AXE Dickson Convinces Lawyers that He Is Not Opposed to Self Defense as Plea In Murder CaseThirty-nine ' Talesman Examined Before Panel Is Secured to Hear Evidence in Demery Murder. . r '.: v''y - l: The trial of Napoleon Blasonnettee for the killing of his brother-in-law, Rome P. Demery, was begun before Juda-e Ralph Wheeler in the Superior I Court, this morning. Up to the noon recess only one witsess had been call ed by' the state. Medical Examiner K. B. Downs. The morning was taken lup with the selection of a Jury- Thir ty-nine talesmen were examined, ; be fore twelve were selected. Nine were rejected by the court, U by the defense and 4 by the state. The following are the Jury: George Ev Scofieid. assistant postmaster' at Greenwich; John M. Saunders, a gro ceryman of Stamford; Frank H. Vann, a builder of Fairfield; .Allanson C. Dickinson, a grocery-man of Stamford; William C. Johnson, a farmer of New town; Daniel W. Edwards, a farm er of Easton; Andrew B. Wakeman a farmer of Fairfield; Clifford Morgan, a farmer of Bethel; Edward Rutledge. a farmei of New Canaan; John W. Meyer In the sea food business hi Greenwich; John W. French, a shirt cutter of Trumbull; and Austin Wake man, a manufacturer of Weatport Stales Attorney Judson asked each talesman If he had any . scruples against capital punishment, or had formed an opinion on the case. Where they answered in the affirmative in either Instance they were excused by the court. Attorney Chamberlain for the defense asked each talesman if he was opposed to self defense as a de fense. Wilbur French stated that he was a constant reader of the Farmer, and had read the complete story of the murder. He was excused as being too familiar with the case. Walter J. Hanford, a travelling salesman, residing In Stamford, had read of the case in the Farmer and had formed an opinion. The court ex cused Hanford. Allanson C Dickinson of Stamford was the fourth man selected for the Jury. When asked by Attorney Cham berlain if he had any prejudice against self defense he told the story of a He said that he had been living hap pily In his little home. One day he ANTITUBERCULOSIS ' ; LEAGUE DIRECTORATE RESTORES DR. SHELTON At the annual meeting of the Fair field County Anti-Tuberculosis assoc iation's board of directors at the Stratfield today officers for a year were chosen, an executive committee selected, and Dr. . O. A. Shelton of Huntington, Conn., was elected ts fill a vacancy in the hoard of directora Many changes were made in keeping with the recent rehabilitation of the league. The officers elected are: D. B. Bul dard of Bridgeport, president; Gen eral Henry A. Bishop of Bridgeport, first vice-president; Congressman E. J. Hill, Norwalk, second vice-president; John Tweedy, Danbury. third vice-president; Mrs. M. H. Ford, Dj...rt nrillnf - aecretarv: J. Harry Crossley. Bridgeport, treasurer and financial secretary. The executive committee comprises Dr. W. H. Donaldson, Fairfleld.chair man; Former Mayor Henry Lee, Jo seph Iv-ers, J. B. Jones, of this city; Dr. M.W. Robinson, Noroton Heights; Dr. D. C. Brown, Danbury; Charles Diamond, Norwalk. The election of Dr. Shelton was a rather unexpected turn of the recent upheaval of the society. He was one of the directors not re-elected at the annual meeting of the society last month. . The directors, gathered today. Ma ine their number one short. deciied that Dr. Shelton was a suitable candi date, and they re-elected him in spit The Weather Fair tonight and colder tomorrow. ". -1 j ; 9 i i CO. was attacked by his wife with an axe. . To defend himself he picked up an- other axe. and struck her down. She was a raving maniac. - He felled her to. prevent her doing bodily- harm. Since that time she has 'been -commit- ted to the insane asylum t- . . Herbert E. Williams of ' Weatport. asked by the State's Attorney tf he had scruples against capital punish- -meat, rep lied r "I cannot understand,' how two wrongs will make- a-right.'. John H. Lee. of the -firm" of Lee, . Bros., was excused by the defense be cause he had business.' relations -with Mr. Judson, 'the 'law firm -of Canfield, Judson at Pullman- being' counsel for . -Lee Bros. '. . . - .1 Daniel C. Wood, an' elderly .resident of Stratford, went the way of. 'the ma jority, being" objected to by -the- deM fense. He was asked by Attorney ' Chamberlain tf he had any business relations with the counsel for-the other side. "No. feplied Mr. - Wood, but -if I had any law suit to look after.. Mr. Judson 'would be my man.". - .. . Austin Wakeman of Weatport was the' last called, and was made - the twelfth Juror. -',:. ' The first witness was Medical Ex aminer F. B. Downs of this city, who performed the-autopsy-on the body of i Demery. the day after the ' shooting. ,. Dr. Downs stated that he first made, , an external examination of the dead., man. He found him to be almost- per- -. feet In figure, weighing about . ISO . pounds and being about & feet 10 inches . . In height. There was a wound in the left side of the neck, extending back' of the Adam's apple, passing by the, esophagus and ending in the -muscles on the right side of the neckv cutting off the artery. . There were powder, marks on the chin, and on the white .collar. The bullet pierced the col lar. He had examined all the vital organs of the body and found them in perfect condition. The roan died from . the gunshot wound, hemorrhage and shock, there being no other cause. The p'stol must have been held within six . feet of the victim He based his opinion on the powder marks. - Medi cal Examiner Downs was on the wit- . nees stand when court adjourned till 2 p. m. of the adverse action of the society aj' a body last month. Dr. C. N. Haskell, who was the sec retary of the organisation last vear, wrote a letter to Rev. W. H. Le.!s oi, this City, a member of the exeeutiv . committee, explaining his Inability t accept a re-election. The nominating committee, .elected: fro ru the floor, first reported for re-, cor Sing secretary J. Harry Crossley,: and for treasurer Wlll'am R. - Web ster. Mr. Webster declined. - Mrs; Ford was then prevailed upon to ac-" eept the recording secretaryship. Tbe Mr Crossley was selected as treasure! , ., and financial secretary. These Are Busy Days... -v at Eckler and Co., two Main street stroea. Every hour of every day find.' -; large number of Christmas suoppr at both of the stores, making selec tions from the big array of pipes, to bacco pouches and pars, cigar and ci garette holders, and cases, humldore i and all of the other articles useful to t the user of tobacco. Now is the tlm to visit these great tobacco stores and . make a selection from the finest stock of Christmas gifts for tobacco user -. ever shown in this city. ' . "' PERSONAL MENTION. . Mr. and Mrs.' M. H. Small . ol Beechwood avenue, are receiving con-, gratulations over the birth, of a nin pound boy born Dec. th.. -,;.