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THE MORNING j JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 0, 19 0 8.
v v-t, 1 1 2 j V 0 li 2 ' f'. 1 HUGHES ENDORSED New York Republican County Committee for Instructed ; Delegation. COMMEND ADMINISTRATION Taft's Letter to Parsons Removes All Open Opposition to the ' , Governor. have his example but we also know that he is, and has been, in cordial sympathy with every effort for efficient administration, for the correction of evil and for the improvement of our laws. STATE HONORS McKINLEY New York, Jan. 29. Governor Charles E. Kughes was strongly en dorsed for the republican nomination for the presidency and the administra tion of President Roosevelt was com mended, in a resolution unanimously passed by the republican county com-i mittee tonight. The resolution further favored an instructed delegation to the Chicago convention from this state for Governor Hughes, which should use all Ihonorable means to secure his nomi nation until "he is either nominated or directs the withdrawal of his name from the consideration of the conven tion." . The committee, under the resolution, (pledges Itself to .do all in its power to secure from congressional conventions and the state convention the adoption of resolutions instructing for povernor Hughes. . ' The endorsement of Governor Hughes for th presidency had come up for consideration at two previous meetings of the county committee ayd on both occasions was laid on tv table after warm debates. The action of the committee at that time was provocative of much feeling among the committeemen, and Secretary ' Taft in a letter recently informed Congressman Parsons, chairman of the committee, that he did not desire his friends to divide his Interest In 'any state that had a candidate of its own and that he would "greatly dep recate a contest which imperils re publican victory in New York in No vember." When Congressman Parsons called the meeting together shortly after 9 o'clock tonight Former Assemblyman Newcomb was recognized and offered the sub-resolution prepared by the committee appointed by the executive committee. In respect to the president It declared as follows: "Resolution, that we do hereby en dorse the national administration of the republican party, we believe that Theodore Roosevelt by his vigorous ad ministration, his virility, his broad hu manity and his determined opposition to notorious abuses has won the hearts of the people; and that we do not only Its Officials and Many Prominent Men Gather at Banbury. Danbury, Jan. 29. With all lights out, save one which shone on the flag-draped portrait of William M9 Kinley, as it hung on the wall behind the speaker's table in the banquet room of the Hotel Green, the 150 or more guests, who had assembled at the fifth annual banquet of the Con necticut McKinley association, paid tribute to the memory of the martyred president of the United States, in singing one of his favorite hymns, "Nearer My - 6od to Thee." The scene was unusually impressive. The guests, represented nearly all the of ficers of the state, and prominent men from various parts of Connecticut, as well as guests of honor or national repute. B0YERT0WN DISASTER Coroner's Jury Demands Prosecution for Criminal Negligence. Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 30.-The jury which has bon investigating the disas trous fire at Rhoads Opera house, in which 169 persons lost their lives, re turned a verdict at 1 o'clock this morn ing. In part Us follows: "We are of the opinion that Mrs. Monroe and the deputy factory in spector are largely responsible for the disaster on account or negligence. We request the prosecuting attorney of Berks county to arrest and, If possible, convict Mrs. Monroe, owner of the stereopticon machine, and Harry McC Bechtel, the deputy factory inspector, on the charge of criminal negligpnce." EIGHTEEN' TAKE EXAMS. Many Candidates Out for Clerkship Position. Thirteen candidates presented them selves to take the examination for the new clerkship in the town clerks' office, in the aldermanic chambers last night. The examination consisted of questions In bookkeeping. The candidates were also examined in stenography and typewriting. Captain Jeremiah Dono-, van, of the civil service commission, presided at the exam. Chiefs Fancher and Cowles, of the fire and police de partments respectively, and members of the commission were also present. It wlll.be sometime before the ex amination results will be known. Five of the candidates were women and thirteen men". A BIG GRAY EVENT The "Vets" Turn Out in Big Numbers at the Dutch Supper. MONEY FOR NEW COLORS Songs, Speeches, Monologues and Fun at the Stclnert Atheneum Last Night. For Griddle' Caltes of an Haliea V CORN SYRUP It's the crowning joy that makes a feast of a flapjack. It spurs the lazy appetite; it surprises by its exquisite flavor. Fine for baking best for any use from griddle cakes to candy. In toe, i;e and ;oe air-tight tint. CORN PRODUCTS MFG. CO. VTTTVTTTTTTTTTTTTTl Oldest Established Furrier In New Haven. J 1 JOHN WOLF, FURRIER. 739 CHAPEL STREET Over Hull's Drug Store SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. No matter what you want in the fur line goods from stock, goods made to order, fur repairs or alterations we guarantee satisfaction. That means quality, workmanship and price. SPECIAL SHE OF Dressers. 15." $20.00 and $22.00 grades marked down to These are all new designs in quarter-sawed solid oak, hand somely finished, double serpen tine front, large oval French Plate Mirror very hand some, well -constructed pieces. The sale price of $15.75 means that the offering is unmatchable. You should see these handsome dressers, which will mean a sale if you do come. Our Easy Payment Plan helps you furnish your home. Do- you know about it ? Come and have us explain. KELLER'S 363StateSt The Grays had a characteristic time last night, which expression is simply short for everything that expresses good fellowship. ' geniality, renewing of old friendship and" a general good time. The event was a Dutch sup per held' at Steinert's atheneum. The "Dutch" element included sausages, sauerkraut, ham, potato salad and merely incidentally beer. The company gathered at the ar mory at 9 o'clock. With. U was a turnout of the veterans. They marched to the atheneim ,and sat down to a feast which a competent committee had arranged. Among the veterans were to be seen many faces that had not been seen at similar oc casions for many years, a persistent effort having been made to get aa many of the veterans as was possi ble out for the support and entertain ment that followed. Most of the latter wore red neckties according to the usual Grays' custom. Captain Edward L. Fox started the entertainment after the company had successfully navigated through the supper. He read a telegram from George Gordon, a long time Gray, who regretted his Inability to be with them and made reference to his right hand being "out of commission." This had to do with the time-worn custom of the Grays of not drinking with the glass in the right hand. . Gallagher's orchestra started the ball rolling with an instrumental se lection in which all joined. A drink and the Grays' cheer for the veterans followed. The veterans followed in like manner. Rising to their feet they were seen to outnumber the "Vets" three to one. An ovation met General Bradley as he aro.e to speak in response to a toast. He yaid he got up In the morn ing and took up the Journal-Courier. Colonel Osborn, interrupting, said: "Gentlemen. I can tell you you are listening to a well Informed man." Resuming, the general said he too up the Courier in the morning to read of thei Grays' dinner among the events coming with the day. "He grows increasingly interesting," said Colonel Osborn, rising, . , The general referred to the "action" as solemn a.id serious, "the way we always did." He said curiosity brought him Tist night to see how the boys celebrated now as compared with the way they did in his day. After telling a number of stories that convulsed the diners, he referred to the company's state colors and expressed a hope for more subscriptions toward a fund that hljd been established to procure them. The waiters then supplied some much felt wants. 'There were calls for "Let-Her-Go-iGallaglier," referring to the orchestra, but Veteran John Gilson (Continued on Seventh Page.) STOWELL HEARD IN OWN DEFENSE 'Continue.! from First Pnge.) "Didn't you think It was at all sus plrious?" "Not at the time, but I did afterward." "If at the time you saw them you had thought them suspicious, you would have gone home and telephoned wouldn't you?" "Perhaps 1 would." "How long did you talk to Sfowell?" "Two or three minutes." "Yon got home, you said, about 12 o'clock?" "As near as I could fix It." "Did you look at the clock when you got home?" "No, sir." - . "Ptmvell told you. didn't he, that he'd go over and get those fellows?" "No, sir, he said he thought, it would be 'a. god case' for him but he said he couldn't go In his uniform. I said I had j a coat and a couple of hats at my office and 1 gave him the keys to the door." "You, didn't think those fellows were going to wait there, did you?" "I didn't think anything about It." The next morning, witness said, he did not find the bunch of keys he had given Stowell in the1 place he had told him to put them. Witness said he did not toll anyone about Stowell coming to him the next morning. He said he called up Mr Frederick the next morn ing between 7 and 8 o'clock. Mr. Will iams tried to make the witness admit that he had n?t laid much stress upon i the Incident until it had come Into pub- j lie notice. i As a matter of fact there was noth- ing that appeared suspicious about these men to you anyway, was there?" Ijrroy Benton fcporry. Iproy Benton Sperry, of the Piatt company of State street, said he had formerly been in the employ of Fred prick, leaving him In 1903. He was familiar with the back door. He Idpntified photographs of the store. He said he had had trouble with the lock In question. He said during damp weather there was often trouble with the door. He said outside of that there was nothing more to state. When be tried the door, after locking it. nothing had ever occurred. It had never given way. Mr. Goorlhart "Did you fell me about any experience you ever had after turning the key and it opening on pulling it?" "No I never said what trouble thro "-as." "Didn't ymi tell me two hours ago. in the presence of Mr. Stowell and also at Piatt's store, that the door would often push npen afr the key was turned ?" "1 think perhaps I did." "Is it true?" "Yes." "Especially hi damp weather?" , "Yes." . In answer to Mr. Williams, witness said that he never left the door when not satisfied that it was locked. - At this point Mr. "Goodhart read from the testimony of Detective Dor man at the city court trial to try to discredit the testimony given by the detective the day before, which also was read. Mr. Williams objected, and waa sustained. Mr. Goodhart then ' confined: his reading to the city court testimony. ' Mr. Goodhart then asked Chief Cowles to call two policemen from their beats to testify, Jeremiah Keo han and John E. Fitzgerald, of the Howard avenue station. Walter P. Foote. Walter F. Foote, a marketman, was next called. He said he has known Stowell twelve or fourteen year, and he knew his honesty, deportment and uprightness was "A No. 1." Samuel H. Barnes. . Samuel H. Barnes, a butcher for forty-five years, now at Howard and Columbus avenues. He said he has known Stowell for twelve years and that his reputation was "good." Mason A. Stowell. The defence then played 1U trump card by calling the prisoner himself. After being sworn he was. asked his name by Mr. Goodhart.' ; y, . "Mason ' A. Stowell," came . the prompt reply. -' ' '!'' "What does the 'A.' stand for?" "Abraham," he said, and the re mark was met with a smile of evident satisfaction from the lawyer for the defence. Stowell testified that he was forty one, and married; that he has four daughters, eight to seventeen years. As a young man he worked on a farm until seventeen years ago; then he came to New Haven to live with a sis ter, Ellen Babcock, on Ktmberly ave nue. He went to work for the Adams Express company for Fred Barton as manager. He worked fourteen years for the company. For four years he worked at the station, then as a driver on delivery and call wagons. Then he went on the police force, beginning in grade D. He said he was now grade A, the highest of all. He has been on the police force nine years last December. Stowell said Sergeant McGann sent him out on the night in question op a complaint from 341 Portsea street to see what the trouble there was. Outside Officer Powers ran up to him arid told him "there was nothing In It." Then he went by Howard avenue to Columbus avenue, to West street, to Washington avenue. Just before he got to West street bridge he said he met Mr. Brunt, who told him of Seeing a couple of men In front of Frederick Brothers' store. Stowell said he told Brunt, that It would be a good rase for him If he only had a disguise. Brunt told him of clothes at the coal office and gave him keys to the place. He said he had with him at the time his police and Are keys, which were put in evidence, as an ex? hlblt. He had had no other keys, not even one to the locker mentioned, since 1904. ' Stowell said he had known Brunt five or six weeks previous to Decem ber 23. At the coal office he put the cap on and left his own coat there, but did not put on either of the coats at the office because they both were too small. He said that when he got to the store he saw a figure in .the shed as he came across the lot be tween Derby avenue and George street so he took out his revolver and, as he entered the shed he lighted a match. He saw no one. The match burnt out and he lighted another, and saw the door going' upstairs was open. Then, he said, he tried the door to the back of the grocery store, found It opened, saw nothing inside but having no more matches, he did not go In but started to go upstairs to get a light so he could Investigate properly. It was then he was caught by Detec tives Dorman and McAvoy. The three went upstairs and met Frederick. Mr. Goodhart then asked him if he could remember anything more that happened, but he said he could not. Mr. Goodhart "Was something said about a complaint?" "Yes." "Was something said about your wife and children?" "Yes. ! said I did not care so much about myself as about my wife and family." Then,, he said, they put him under arrest and took him to the station house, where they met Captain Tier- nan. Conversation at the station was asked for but objected to. Objection was allowed. 4 Stowell said he went, to return the keys the next morning. As no one was at. the coal office he put them In his pocket. Just as the prisoner was turned over to the state the court ad journed for a few minutes. It was then 3:25. After Recess. , After recess there was a little delay In getting the Jury up from down stairs after the Judge came in. Mr. Williams had allowed "the defence to enter the testimony of two policemen before he began his cross-examination of the prisoner. Jeremiah Keohane.. ' Jeremiah Keohane, a police officer, said he knew Stowell. He said he knew Ptowell's locker at the station house, but that the locker had always been open. In It they kept playing cards and pencils. He never saw Stow ell use a key on the locker. A num ber of questions more were asked and objected to. There was no cross-examination by the prosecuting attor ney. John E. Fitzgerald. John E. Fitzgerald, another police man, said he had been at the station since last. March, and that he had known the locker of Stowell. It had no key and wis never locked. There was no examination by the prosecution. Stowell Again. Stowell wag tn.n called to the stand again. Goodhart "How long, now Mr. Stow ell. have you been at the station?" 'Since 1SW4." "You wore there before that?' "Yer." "Sin- you returned in 19M. hive you had any kv to vour locker?" "No." Mr. Williams ' Have you any house key. Mr. Stowell?" "No." "How many police boxes did you pss on your way to the store that night?" "Two- For Sale at a Bargain TO SETTLE AN ESTATE, Two-family house on Admiral Street ; has all' improvements ; six rooms and bath on first floor; seven rooms and bath on second floor; three rooms on third floor. Inquire of T.P.GILLESPIE AT GILLESPIE'S DRUG STORE, 744 CHAPEL STREET. Second Door from State Street. Across the Street from Yale National Bank. WAS. DELIGHTFUL CONCERT. Mrs. Hacsche and Miss Hall Give Concert, One of the most delightful concerts given in this city for many a day was the recital -of modern music by Mrs. W: E. . Haesche, soprano, and Miss' Edna E. Hall,-pianist, at Music hall last night The program was a very enjoyable one and afforded splendid opportunity for both1 artists to be 'heard in' recital work. " ' ' ' ,. ": ' . Mrs. Haesche's singing last flight was delightful. It seems no effort for this singer to produce richness of tone, and the sweetness of her voice is truly a charm at all times. Miss Hall has not been heard here before In solo work, and she proved herself as much an artist in this as she has been as an accompanist. Her work with Mrs. Haesche was as part of the singer's own. There was a representative audience present last night, and the -entire, pro gram was enthusiastically received. It is hoped that, Mrs. Haesche and Miss Hall will arrange another recital for an early date. HOUSE PRAYER APPLAUDED, Chaplain from Asked Deliverance Jingoism. Washington, Jan. 29. The most un usual incident of applauding the pray er of the chaplain occurred in the house of representatives today. The cha.plaln, the Rev. Dr. Henry N. Couden, barely had concluded when handclapplng and laughter were heard from varius direc tions, He said In his prayer: j- "Good Lord, deliver us, we beseech Thee, from the Jingo, the demagogue, the bigot, And all other undesirable citizens, and give us Instead the pa triot, statesmanr the broad-minded, generous-hearted manly. man, that Thy kingdom may' come and Thy will be done on, earth as it is in Heaven, for Christ's sake, amen." ' SPEAKS ON LINCOLN. Charles M. Jesup of New York In Lampson lyceum last night delivered an address on "Lincoln, the Cittsen." The lecture took up th period of Lincoln's life before he 'became the great statesman and was Interesting as being the time of his life about which less Is known. Mr. Jesup was enthusiastically applauded. Shoe Values; 400 pairs of Women's Kid Button and Lace Boots. . . . . .$2.00 SEE WINDOW NUMBER 2. 200 pairs of Women's Patent Leather and Kid Button and . 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The taking of testimony by the court martial which Is trying Lieut. CJen. Stoessel for the surrender of Port Arthur to the Japan ese came to an end to-day. Final ar guments will be heard February 4. HOPPE SWAMPS CUTLER. Hartford, Jan. 29. William Hoppe heat Albert cutler of Boston at 14-inch balk line billiards tonight 400 to 11. $ M"! the BROOKS ANNUAL INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE OF FURS IS NOW IN PROGRESS. We are. offering everything In fur and , fur-lined garments at HALF PRICE Till February Ul CO. 795 Chapel Streei ANNUAL MEETING. Of Ner Haven Cremation Society This Evening. v The New Haven Cremation society will hold their annual meeting tenia In Grand Army hall for the purpose electing general officers and . thH members of the council. All membfl are requested to be present. The pul lie are 41so cordially . invited. Laxative 'Rromo Quinine Cures a Cold in One Day, Crip in 2 Days en cverf 44'iHr4' $1,000,000 UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. New Tork, Jan. 29. That a memorial library to perpetuate the memory of the late President of the University of Chicago, Dr. William Harper, Is assur ed, was the statement made to-night to the Chicago Alumni association of this city by Dr. Henry Pratt Judson, pres ident of the university, at an informal dinner at the Harvard club. The cost of the library would be nearly ll.noft.oo Dr. Judson said, the money with which to build It having already been provided. TO PREVENT THE fiRIP. LAXATIVE PROMO QCIXINE removes the cause. There Is only one "BROMO QUININE.' Look for signature of B V. GROVE. 25c OLA (Continued on Ninth Page.) WE STRIVE TO EXCEL In quality of good. In fairness of prices. In satisfying every patron, no mat ter how small the purchase may he. In skill of Prescription Coni(ound- Ing especially. T Telephone orders promptly filled and : J delivered. X T Ciiy Hall Pharmacy Col NEXT TO CITY HALL. PRESCRIPTION SPECLLISTS, W. A. COLEMAN, Manager. 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