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Ape Attacking: Fiercely and
Now Occupy Colesburg-.
n.as Scut a. Large Body of Mounted
Men To Intercept Boers At Orange
River Heavy Cannonading To-Day
At Krugersdorp
Cape Towne, Dec 20. The invasion
of Cape Colony is spreading. It is
reported that the Boers have occupied
Colesburg, south of Fhilippolis and
near the Orange river colony frontier.
The people here are much disturbed.
A mixed force of one thousand men
was dispatched north yesterday even
ing. London, Dec 20. The following dis
patch lias been received from Gen
eral Kitchener, dated Pretoria, 'Wed
nesday, December ai:
"A party of Boers, estimated at
from 5U0 to S00, has crossed the Orange
river at Rheuoster Hoek.
"A second band is reported to have
crossed near Sand Drift.
"They have been followed. I have
Sent a considerable body of mounted
men. who are getting around them.
"The Boers from Rhenoster Hoek
are beiug followed closely from Yen
terstadt, which they left at 3 o'clock
yesterday evening, going in the di
rection of Steynsburg.
"The important points on the rail
way andj the neighborhood are well
guarded. I hope the band will soon
be driven north again."
London. Dec 20. A special from
Johannesburg dated December 10. says
that heavy cannonading was heard
the morning of that day north of
Amsterdam, Dec 20. Mr Kruger
attended a crowded meeting to-day
in the Nieuwe Kerk. The speakers de
clared Great Britain had sold her
birthright for a handful of gold and
lhat the continental powers would
forever bear the brand of Cain unless
they intervened in South Africa. Sub
sequently Mr Kruger repaired to the
Palace of Industry, where live thous
and school boys welcomed him with
(L choral.
Thirteen Killed and Rifles Captured
One Soldier Wounded.
Washington, Dec 20. The following
cablegram from Admiral Reniey, giv
ing an account of a sharp brush with
Filipino insurgents, was received to
day at the navy depart meut.
'"Cavite, December 20.
"Bureau of Navigation, Washington:
"Fifteen troopers, Fourth cavalry,
and five of the crew were landed from
the gunboat Basco yesterday at Lim
banes. Cavite province. Surprised
eighty insurgents, sharp skirmish half
hour; thirteen insurgents killed: twelve
rifles captured: lartre amount of stores
destroyed; one soldier wounded.
(Signey) "REMEY."
One Speaker Objects to the Marriage
of the Heiress to the Throne.
Madrid. Dee 20. During the discus
sion In the senate of the royal message
announcing the marriage in the near
future of the Princess of Austrias,
heiress presumptive to tbcr throne, with
Prince Charles, second son of the
Count of Caserta. Senor Ortega, a re
publican, raised a storm of protest by
recalling the conspiracy of the Bour
bon princess against other Bourbon
royalists, which he feared this, mar
riage would have a tendency to renew.
Amidst insults from all parts of the
house, the speaker was finally called
to order.
Several of the Big Vessels Had Rough
Passages Across.
New York. Dec 20. The new steam
er Vaderland. of the Red Star line,
arrived to-day from Antwerp and
Southampton, after a long and tempes
tuous passage. - The steamer be-haved
handsomely throughout. Her engines
were slowed down occasionally when
the weather became very rough, but
they worked as smoothly as could be
expected from new. engines. As a. sea
boat she has proved her ability. The
Vaderland is the first of four new
fcteamers building for the Internation
al Navigation company. Her tonnage
is 7,490 registered and 11,000 gross.
She is commanded by Captain F. Al
brecht. .
The North German "Llyod steamer
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, which lias
arrived from Bremen, reports a suc
cession of westerly gales from the
channel to the Banks, accompanied by
verv rough seas. On Deceniler 13
nnd 1(5 the steamer was compelled- to
reduce her speed, making only 34S and
307 knots respectively for the two
Nfe-w York. Dec " 20.. Arrived:
SteamerFurst Bismarck, from Naples.
Port Said. Dec 20. The United
States battleship . Kentucky arrived
here at 8 o'clock - this morning.
New York. Defc 20. Arrived:
Steamers Vaderland, from Southamp
ton: Iberian, from Liverpool.
Halifax. Dee 20. Arrived: Steamer
Lindisfarne. from Cardiff for Balti
more, with rudder disabled.
Washington. Dec 20. The control
ler of. the currency has issued a call
for reports of the condition of national
banks as of Thursday December 13.
Calcutta., Dec 0. The rate of dife
count of the Bank of Bengal was to
t -y advanced from 6 to 7 per cent.
The Investigation May Not Close'Be-
-fore Saturday.
West Point, N. Y., DeC 20. For the
last two days General Brooke, General
Bates and General Clous assisted by
Captain De.ii. have been probing and
investigating charges of brutal haz
ing at the military academy in connec
tion with the recent demise of former
C-ulet Oscar L. Booz. Forty-eight
classmates of the deceased have been
examined under oath before the court
of inquiry and not one of them has
testified to the effect that brutal haz
ing was indulged in. They deny tlnit
Booz was treated in any manner
worse than they themselves were by
upper classmen and all agree in say
ing that, the ordeals which they were
made to go through were not' injurious
either mentally or physically. The
assertions of religious discrimination
have also been refuted by every wit
ness, cadets of Hebrew. Catholic.
Protestant. Presbyterian and other de
nominations testifying that no relig
ious prejudices existeu in the academy.
Only one tiling charged by the parents
of Booz has been sustained and that
is that Booz and Keller had a light
some time early in August. IS'AS. If
Booz received serious injuries in that
bout none of the onlookers thought so.
Those who saw the tight say he was
not injured, but that he quit. Cadet
Hobsou summed up the feeling against
Booz in his testimony yesterday when
lie said Booz was looked down upon
for his lack of physical courage'.
There are still twenty men of the
second class to l.e examined and as
several of the upper classmen will be
called as well as some officers, the in
vestigation may not close before Sat
urday. The court wfnt into executive ses
sion at 9:30 o'clock this morning, and
at 9:50 the doors were opened.
Major Charles 15. Hall. Second in
fantry, treasurer of the military acad
emy, and quartermaster and commis
sary of cadets, identified two bottles
of red colored sauces which he said
were the only kind of pepper or trop
ical sauces in use in the cadets' mess
hall since he took charge throe years
ago. Tobasco sauce was not in use in
the academy. The hot sauces were
not generally laid on the tables, but
were served when called for.
The next witness was Cadet William
H. Cowles. of Kansas. He knew Booz
but was not present at the light. lie
described the hazing ordeals in the
summer of 'US and said lie had under
gone everything that his classmates
went through. He had taken a couple
of drops of hot sauce from a spoon.
When asked to describe the sauce the
witness said: "Well, the bottle which
I saw in our tent was labeled 'Tropi
cal Peppers Sauce." "
Witness when asked again about
Cadet Booz said: "I prepared at the
same school with Booz and I elid not
consider him a strong fellow. We were
at St Luke's school at Bushtown. Phil-"
adelphia, in the fall of '97. O. n.
Strout was the principal aiul when I
went there again after examinations
ill the spring'. Mr Strout told me that
lie did not expect. Booz to pass the cx
atuinat ion to eater here. Book was e x
amined by a physician and was devel
oping lung ami chest capacity. I can
not remember the name of the physi
cian, but. he resided in Bushtown. I
had very little to do witli Booz after
I came here, but; bore him 110 ill will.
In fact, I was just indifferently friend
ly." The next witness. Herbert 7.. Kriinim
of Ohio, told the court that among
other things that he had been made
to eat eighty-five prunes at one sitting,
and at another time had to swallow a
bowl of molasses and six slices of
bread. lie said Booz had a slouehy
manner ami did not seem to have
enough energy to hold himself togeth
er. Cadet David II. Bower of Iowa said
he had been hazed in "OS. He had to
do a number of foolish things.
Cadet Henry E. Mitchell of New
York said that he had seen every man
jn the present lirst class taking part
in the hazing of the fourth classmen
in 'OS.
There Was 170,000 Divided Among
Six Heirs This Morning.
South Norwalk. Conn. Dec 20. The
distribution of the estate of the late
Henry I. Hoyt took place this .morn
ing iii the Norwalk probate court
when $170,000 was divided among the
six heirs. There was about $140,000 in
cash and negotiable se'curities anel
$30,000 iu real estate.
The accounting made by the execu
tors, Frank Hoyt, of New York, and
Judge Asa B. Woodward, of Norwalk,
showeel that the estate had been in
creased several thousanil elollars by
their judicious investments.
According to the terms of the will
one half of the estate is helel in trust
for Miss Meaeh, the housekeeper, and
two daughters of the deceased. Mrs
Hauf and Mrs Coley. Oue-sixth in
terest is set asiele to Frank Hoyt, an
other sixth to Augustus Hoyt anel the
other sixth to Harry Good and his
sister, all of New York city.
When the will was at first offered
for probate Frank Hoyt, a son of the
deceased by a former wife, now a
resident of California, made a protest
and the case was carried into the su
perior court upon an appeal from pro
bate. Mr Hoyt claimed undue in
fluence. The case never came to trial
in the higher court as the heirs and the
contestants' attorneys reached an ami
cable settlement in .which, it -is said
that each heir sets aside a portion ot
his or her share. By this arrangement
the will stands as originally made.
Then the heirs settle Individually with
the contestant, as per agreement. ,
This is one of the largest estates
which has been Wttled by the Nor
walk probate court in some time.
St John. N. B., Dec 20. Governor
McClellan to-day presented to Pilots
Richard Cline, William Scot t .and six
other life savers - of this e-ity, gold
medals awarded by the United States
government for rescuing the crew of)
the American schooner Hazel Dell on
December 2. -1809. The Hazel Dell
was wrecked off this port 'while bound
from Windsor, N. S.. for New ; York
city. The rescue of the crew was ac
complished inder great difficulties. .
Was Returned to -His Father's
House This Morning.
The Family Refilsed to Discuss the
Abduction Ransom of $25,000 Has
Been Paiel Police Say the Young
Man Left Home Owing to Some Dis
agreement. Omaha. Neb, Dec 20. Young Ed
ward A. Cudahy returned home secret
ly at 1 a. in.
Mrs Cudahy, when questioned about
the return of her son, refused to an
swer all questions and would only 'say
that her son was safe and welL "I
not talk about it. to-night," she
declared positively. "All tiiat I can
say now is that lie was abducted.
Mrs Cudahy parried all questions
and said that she would not say
whether the ransom had been paid or
not. "I will not talk any mere to
night and that's all lliere is of it."
"We are in no shape to talk to
night." said Mr Cudahy, "neither is
the boy. lie can tell his story In the
morniug just as we'll. He was abduct
ed all right. I do not know vet how.
nor where he was taken. He was re- j
turned to the house late to-night by j
the men who took him awav. They
brought him to the gate and left him
there. The reward will lie paid. Fur
ther than that I positively decline to
speak and nothing bej;ond that will
he jrivon out now."
The manager of the Cudahy packing
house told the following story:
"The hov was abducted shortly be
fore S o'clock Tuesday night, and, as
we now learn, was taken out into the
country five miles west of South Oma
ha and was secured by the abductors,
who blindfolded him and kept him in
that condition until he returned home
this morning.
"'He was at once conveyed into the
country and placed in a vacant house
far removed from any other habitation
and, thus incarcerated, he was guard
ed there all night anil all of the suc
ceeding day by part, of the gang, while
other members were in Omaha endeav
oring to secure a settlement with Mr
"As to the nature of the settlement,
whether any money was paid or not, I
must decline to state.."
When it became known that the boy
was safe at home a number of friends
called up the residence by telephone'.
The most important news thrown
on tiie Cuelahy disappearance after the
anenvnious note was found was when
W. S. Glyn, who runs a livery stable,
stated that a man hael come to his barn
in the forenoon and askeel to use the
telephone. Frank Glyn. a son of W.
S. Glyn. was in the office and readily
gave consent. The stranger called for
Edward Cudahy's house. The Cudahy
telephone was busy at the time and
lie stepped outside the eloor and looked
up and down the street, as if wacli
ing for some one. In a moment or
two he returned and again called up
the Cudahy residence. This time he
was successful and said, in a surly
tone: "Have you looked in the front
yard for a letter?"
The answer evidently was "No." for
he added: 'To so at once and you
will lind one." He then hung tip the
telephone nnd stenpeel outside', mount
ed a nony he hael come on. and rode
rapidly away.
Omaha. Neb, Dec 20. The police are
of the opinion that the boy was not
abeiucled. but led run away and up
turned homo of his owu volition.
Those who have been working on the
case and who are in a position for in
side information, are of the opinion
that the young man had had a quarrel
with some member of the family anel
took this means of seekiug revenge.
The mental strain through which Mr
and Mrs Cudahy have passeel since the
elisappearanee of their son is now tell
ing n them. Mr Cudahy has almost
totally collapsed for the time being
and Mrs Cudahy is feeling the effects
of her anxiety to a remarkable degree.
Omaha. Neb, Dec 20. Iu au extra
edition the Evening Bee says: Twenty-live
thousand dollars in gold was
the price paiel by Edwarel A. Cuelahy
for the return of Edward Cudahy, Jr.
who was abtlucteel by a gang of kiel
nappeis last Tuesday night. Yesterday
about noon, several hours after a letter
had been left on the lawn of the Cuda
hy residence another missive was de
livered to Mr Cuelahy through the mail
and contained a proposition to return
the boy safe and unharmed provided
the sum of $25,000 was paid that night.
Finally impelled by the strain under
which the entire householel was labor
ing, Mr Cudahy decided to comply with
the terms offered in the letter and ran
som his son. After eliuuer Mr Cudahy
hael one of his horses harnessed to a
light wagon and taking themoney
with him left alone for the place desig
nated where the money was to be left.
In the buggy he carried a red lantern.
He drove live miles west of the town
em tlie Sherman avenue road until he
came to a white lantern hanging on a
short stick beside tlie road. Alighting
from his buggy Mr Cudahy deposlteel
the sack containing the money near
the stick bearing the white light. Then
without seeing any one he returned to
his home. In the meantime the ab
ductors had seen the red light coming
up tliA road and as soon as tlie uiigsy
had disapeared ihey took away the
money anel prepared to keep faith with
the father. The boy was bundled into
a cab and was set down close to. his
own home about 1 o'clock this morn
innr. Wherehe hael been he was un
able to tell. -
Derby, Dec 20. Clifford Tuck, C
years old. started for California yes
terday. He is going to visit his father
who has not seen him since- he was
six months old. The boy was ticketed
and will make the trip alone. .
; Potsdam. Dec 20. Councillor of
Commerce Sandenm recently a direct
or of the Prussian Hypotlieken Aktien
bank, was arrested this morning and
is confined in the Moablt prison. .'-
Official News Given Out To-day That
ItvAVlll Be Run By Electricity.
New Haven, Dec 20. Important in
formation was given out at the rail
road offices this morning to the effect
that the New York, New Haven and
Hartford Railroad Co j will shortly
equip its Waterbury, Mlddletowu anel
Meriden road with electricity. Says
the Evening Register: Such a change
has been uneler eonslileration? for some
time and it is now assured that it will
certainly be made in a short time.
A Victim of the Law and Order
League In Court.
Clinton. Conn, Dec 20. J. B. Wright,
the Clinton druggist, against whom the
Law and Order loagutr has instituted
proceedings, is being tried to-day ou
lour counts, two or three. cf which
allege that he has borne a general
reputation of selling liquor without
prescriptions, while the other alleges
an actual sale. The testimony this
forenoon was intended to prove the
charge of reputation. Ane witness,
however, testifying that; he had act
ually been present iu tlie- store two
mouths ago when an alltgeel sale of
whiskey was made without a pres
cription. It is expected tjiat the ease
will occupy the whole jay.
No decision was rendered this morn
ing concerning the condemnation of
liquors seized at the Wright store, on
which a trial was held last week.
General MacArllmr Issues a General
MANILA. Dec. 20. ToJuy General
Mat-Arthur issued a proclamation warn
ing the inhabitants of the archipelago
lhat hereafter strict compliance with the
laws of war will bo re-quired of noneom
batants as well us combatants. The proc
lamation sets forth the principal laws of
It refers to recent proclamations issued
by insurgent commanders threatening na
tives who are friendly to the Amerie-an
forces and also to the orders issued to
their men to kidnap and assassinate resi
dents of towns occupied by Americans.
The insurgent leaders are notified that
such practices, if continued, will put an
end to the possibility of their resuming
normal civic relations and will make "them
fugitive criminal.
Residents of plnees occupied by Amer
icans are notified that compliance with
the tlemands of the enemy will create a
presumption that such acts are voluntary
and malicious. They are also notified that
pleas of intimidation will rarely he ac
cepted and that where secret committees
are permitted to exist in hejjalf of the in
surgents even well disposed persons will
ho exposed to the danger of being tried
as traitors.
The proclamation says that, its warn
ings and requirements are to 'apply with
special force to Manila, the '"rendezvous
of the emissaries of insurrection."
Newspapers are warned against pub
lishing sedition, and the proclamation de
clares that the rebels who ae not part of
fin organized force are not entitled to the
privileges of-prisoners of war. adding that
the fact that they have not hitherto been
field responsible is "evidence of the solici
tude of the United States to avoid the ap
pearance of harshness."
The proclamation clearly disavows any
recognition of technical belligerency.
Aet TaL.es Kft'cet Today Dadv Flent
to Be Carried to WashluKtou.
HAVANA, Dec. 20. The habeas cor
pus act of the island will go into effect
today. The first case under it will be that
o.f an American of the name of Thomp
son from Detroit, who is held on tele
graphic request under a charge of alter
ing the books of the Standard Lif Insur
ance company. Thompson is represented
by a Cuban attorney, and the develop
ments of the case will be watched with
The municipal council voted unani
mously to incorporate in the advertise
ments for bids iu connection with the
sewering and paving contract the facts
of Mr. Michael J. Dady's appraisement
nnd the award of more than $500,000. It
is believed that Mayor Ttodriguez will
veto the whole proceedings. Mr. Dady
expects that the fight will be carried to
Washington, where Mr.' Lemuel Quigg
will go immediately. The military gov
ernment and the engineers generally are
disgusted at the outcome.
The special committees of the Cuban
constitutional convention are still light
ing bitterly over the questions of suffrage
and presidential qualifications. Their re
ports will be delayed, and harmony is
Governor Itoocrevelt In New York,
NEW YORK, Dec. 20.-,Governor
Roosevelt was in the city yesterday and
lunched with General Greene, John Proc
tor Clarke and Whitelaw Rcid at the Un
ion League club. He also visited the
West Side Italian mission school, an in
stitution in which his father was inter
ested many years ago. The governor went
back to Albany in the afternoon.
Long to Live In Colorado;
John D. Long, secretary of the na-j has
purchased a site for a residence which he
will immediately erect in this city. Mr.
Long's daughters, who have been here
for the past year for their health, will
make this their permanent home.
Death ly Accitlental Sho-otiniu;.
Mrs. John W. Griliin, wife of a laborer
of Hyde Park, is dead in A'aasar hos
pital, this city, as the result of being ac
cidentally shot by her husband at their
home last Saturday.
New York. Dec 20. Haying been ar
rested and held in bail on tlie charge
of having stolen $2. William Weil, an
inspector of hydrants in the Brooklyn
water department, killed himself last
night by drinking carbolic acid. He
took some of the poison in a saloon
and on the way to St Mary's hospital
in an ambulance emptied the vial be
fore the surgeon could strike it out
of his hand. He died a few moments
later. . : : . : ' . ' -
- Washington, Dec 20. The closing ar
guments in the Philippine and Porto
Rico ;ases were finished this morning
in the United States supreme court
nnd-the cases were submitted for the
'lecislon of the court.
Consolidation Committee Will
Finish To-Morrow Night.
An Amicable Agreement Has, It Is
Said, Been Reached on the Tax
Question The Suburbanites Will
Have to Pay Full City Tax The
Full Draft of the Bill Is Awaited
With Interest. ,
It is said that the charter committee
will complete its labors to-morrow
night and will .be ready to report to
the next meeting of Uie board of al
dermen. After that we may expect,
to have some gooel fun, for some of
the townspeople are said to be W" la
to make a terrible onslaui-l.i upon the
whole thing. It was saiil'm the alder
manlc chamber last, night, all the re
publicans are conversant with the
principal features of the draft, that
the bill will provide for taxing proper
ty in what We call the new city limits
at the same rate as people paid inside
the old lines. That's all right. Let
these people pay for public improve
ments ami then no one will question
their right to get them and if the out
siders, so called, want to be fair about
this matter they will come forward
and aelvocate thM part of the program.
If they don't, the Lore! help the man
who will ask 10 give them anything
in the future exe-ept school accommo
dations, and Alderman Wiiite will be
mobbed for getting thr-m an appropri
ation of !?1,000 for electric lights.
Beaver Falls. Penn. Dee 20. Three
houses were wrecked and seven per
sons injured by two natural gas ex
plosions -1 o-day. The three year olel
son of Frank Barnes was burned fatal
ly. The injuries to the others while
serious may not result fatally. The
first explosion occurreel about 0 o'clock
this morning in Mrs Celia ("ox's house
where the Barnes family lived. The
gas, which caused the explosion, fol
loweel the water pipes from the street
and aecumuiateel in the cellar and the
lower part of the house. The ex
plosion was followed by a fire which
spread to the adjoining dwelling, and
both were consumeel. The occupants
barely escaped with their lives. Au
hour later the house of II. A. Moore,
just across the street from the scene
of the fire, was torn to pieces by an
other explosion and the inmates were
slightly burned. The property loss
will amount to $10,000.
New York, Dec 20. Almost $17,000
has been contributed for the Admiral
Philip memorial fund, nametl in mem
ory of the famous commander of the
Texas and later the beloved command
ant of the Brooklyn navy yard. It is
hopeel the fund may amount to at least
$."0,000. The income of the fund is to
go to Mrs Philip as long as she lives
and after her death it will be devoted
te the maintenance of the naval branch
of ihe Y. M. C A... ill Brooklyn, a work
in which Admiral Philip was deeply
Portland. Ore. Dec 20. The Canad
ian Bank of Commerce has purchased
the Bank of British Columbia, com
prising its ten branches iu British
Columbia, Oregon and California, and
one in London. The change will be
put in effect on January J. next. The
home office of the Canadian Bauk of
Commerce' is at Toronto. The' capital
of the new institution Will be
Clinton, Dec 20. Robert Jenkins,
a negro, employed on the Wachuset
reservoir, is at the hospital here dying
as the result of terrible injuries re
ceivetl in a fight with another negro in
Centerville last night. Tlie police are
looking for James Hiland. who is al
legeel to have caused the injuries.
Hartford. Dec 20. Coit Cortex Clark,
employed as a toolmaker at Colt's ar
mory, and a nephew of ex-Senator
George M. Clark, of Haddam, was
found dead iu his room at 20O Allen
street, this morning. He had commit
ted suicide by taking a dose of mor
Bridgeport, Dec 20. Antonio Filipoa,
Ansonio Seaptavoli and Harry Fitz
gerald, boys about 14 years of age,
were arrested here to-day for burglary.
They admitted having burglarized
eight different stores in the past four
Washing-ton, Dec 20. For Connecti
cut: Partly cloudy, followed by rain
late to-night, and Friday. Fresh, south
to west, shifting to northwest winds.
Weather notes: Rain has fallen dur
ing the past twenty-four hours in the
lower Mississippi valley, and on the
Gulf and south Atlantic coasts. The
storm, which was central near New
Orleans yesterday morning, is now
central in northern Alabama. There
has been a slight fall in temperature
in the northwest. Mild temueratures
continue in the central and eastern
Barotn. Tern. W. Wea.
Bismarck . . . .;30.02 ti2 W Clear
Boston 29.98 :U SW Clear
Buffalo SO.OtJ 34 AV Cloudy
Cincinnati ....30.10 30 H Clouely
Chicago 30.20 30 N Clear
Denver ..30.21! 2S SW Clear
Helena ; 20.84 40 SW Pt Cldy
Jacksonville . .'29.80 . 04 S Cloudy
Kansas City . .30.30 30 SW Clear
Nantucket .30.02 3S W Cloudy
New Haven . '.30.18 32 W Pt Cldy
New Orleans. .29.95 SO W Cloudy
New York 30.00 - 3-1 SW PtCldy
Noithlield . . . .29.90 3(5 S Cloudy
Pittsburg . ... -3M4 32 W Clear
St Louis 30.20 . 34 NW Clear"
S' Paul ......29.24 20 SB Clear
Washington . .30.10 ?8 " W Pt Cldy
Hatteras 30.10 4G N Raln'g
A Number of Them Call on City Clerk
and Want Their Money Back.
- Things were interesting around the
city clerk's office this afternoon, when
tile milk men coiumeuceel to troop
around looking for the money they
paid the city for license in accordance
with an ordinance passed by the alder
men upon the recommendation of the
board of health. The license fee was
a dollar a year, and while some of the
peddlers and proprietors of stores paid
it under protest, others planked it
down without saying anything, and
thought it a good thing to have a law
which would put the health authorities
ia a position to make' some needed re'
forms in (lie milk business in Water
bury. David (J. Porter was the leader
of Uie opposition and made a deter
mined attack upon the law at the
meetings of the board of health and
before the Milk Dealers' association,
contending at all times that the tax
was illegal, and now that the courts
have elecided hi his favor naturally he
feels elated over tlie matter, and from
this time forward Mr Porter will be
considered an authority on such ques
tion and his neighbors will take coun
sel from him instead of calling noon
the lawyers.
The city collected about $250 for
milk licenses sine-e the law went into
effect and what plau of refunding it
will be de-vised is a matter that has
not yet been considered, so the comp
troller nor nobody else can elo anything
about it until suitable action has been
taken in the premises by the proper
parties. One old gentleman was high
ly indignant at tlie idea of having to
go a way without getting his money
then and there autl left the building
declaring thai he was going to have
atIsfaction out of some one. and got
his money in the bargain. He de
nounced the city officials in general and
the boarel of health in particular and
delcared that if he fails to receive it
from the city he will send a bill for
the amount to F. E. Cross, who is sun
posed to have had a good eleal to do
witli the framing of the law in the
meetings of the health boarel and
pushed it in the ahlermauie chamber.
"Don't say too niucli about the city
officials." said a reporter of the Demo
crat, who tried to console the milk
vender: you will be a resident of the
city yourself in a few months more."
This was the last straw and the old
fellow disappeared across tlie green
in high eludgeou. so that this milk ques
tion is not likely to advance the cause
of consolidation, and those who are
bne-k of the scheme would make no
mistake by straightening out tlie snarl
as quickly as possible.
Many of the Old. Pupils, as Well as the
Present Scholars. Take Part.
One of the prettiest and most charm
ing musicales which the- people of Wa
terbury have had an opportunity of
listening to was that, which the audi
ence that well nigh filled the cosy lit
tle hall at the Convent ele Notre
Dame was treated to last night, by
pupils connecteel with that far-fameel
institution of learning. The musicale
was in the nature of a Christmas clos
ing by the seniors of . the' school and
an excellent and fitting closing it was.
The music was of a high order, and the
selections, which included composi
tions from the premier authors and
comiosers. were rendered with that
delicacy and fineness of touch and ac
tion which is tlie very soul of music.
The ' singing was of an especially
charming nature. Tlie' singers were in
splendid voice and well deserved the
hearty applause which greeted their
singing. The choruses were exception
ally line and by their work showeel they
hael been faithfully trained. The even
ing's exercises opened with an over
ture from Mozart by the Misses Cecilia
Herriiiger anel E. Madden. The fol
lowing program was then carried out
in an admirable manner: A greeting
song by the convent choir: instrument
al solos, the Misses Roselyn Brownoll
n.ud Mamie Fay; a harp solo. Miss Julia
Brennan: song, with violin accompa
niment. Miss C. Moriarty: instrument
al solos, the Misses Norah McCarthy
anil Lilla Loughlin: hymn to St Ce
cilia, chorus: piano selections, tlie
Misses E. Madden and Amy Blanchett;
vocal trio, tlie Misses E. Lawlor. C.
Moriarty anel J. Brennan: piano solos,
the Misses Cecilia Heringer and Julia
Brennan: chorus. "Au Ilevoir." The
entertainment was satisfactory and
never did a more pleased audience
leave a hall as the one last evening.
This afternoon Christmas closing ex
ercises were held by tlie juniors.
Little tots, who scarcely coulel reach
up to the piano, rendered selections iu
a praiseworthy manner, while others,
just as little, gave several recitations
in a charming style'. Their manner
of delivery, their gestures tleuoteel
careful and faithful- training ou the
part of their instructresses. A part of
the program was as follows: Piano
solos by Martha Cullen. Mary Mul
laney. Mollie Cullen, A. Carroll, Mar
garet Birney, Margaret Kane Frances
Grace, Margaret Dunn, Louise Martin,
Gertrude Mitchell. Lauretta Daly,
Katie Bresnahan, Margaret Gaffney,
Katherine Bolau, Irene Moriarty.
Mary Doran and Adele Bauby. and
recitations by the Misses Genevieve
Scully and Louise Martin.
New York. Doc 20. The directors of
the Lake. Erie and Western Railroad
company have declared a divident of
2 per e-eut ou the preferred stock.
Ethel Griersou. aged 11 years, died
last night at the home of her parents
on Division street. The funeral will
tike nlace Friday afternoon at 2:K
In the city court this afternoon be
fore Dtputy Judge Bradstreet the suit
of L. F: Haase iS: Co against Daniel
Pullen began. The .plaintiff claims
$33.So for goods sold. , ,.
The funeral of 'Johanna, the 10
months-old child of Mr and Mrs Thorn
as Buckley of Emerald street, who
died vesterday. took place this after
noon, with interment, ip. St. Joseph's
cemetery. . -f ,
Mrs F. A. Pond and daughter will
soon open a restaurant at 101 Broad
way, Moriarty block, East Main street.
The place is being handsomely fur
nished anel is a very desirable location
for that kind of business.
A Bog Case in District Court
Created Mirth
Seemed To Be The Bone of Contention
Judge Co well Sustained Demurrer
Iu Mitchell-Smith Case Several
Other Cases Wiped Off The Docket.
To-day completed the term in the
district court and court adjourned
until the lirst Tuesday in January,
i'.xjl. This morning Judge Cowell
held a special session of short calen
dar in order to expedite a few mat
ters on the docket. Judgment on a
note lor .-foOO was given John F. Gal
lagher against. Michael F. Woods. Willi
interests anil e-osts of course, and lhe
plaintiff's demurrer to defendants
answer in the suit of John L. Mitchell
against Mrs Mary E. W. Smith was
sustaineei thus the fair attorneys,
Susan C. O'Neill and Isabella Pettus
were turned down. This was the most
ungalhint thing Judge Cowell ever did
and il is taken for granted that he
wouki not have done set could he have
got out' of it and that he will not
pri-sent himself a Christmas present
as punishment. This constituted the
business done at short calendar. i
The eleig case of Payeur vs Kelle'.V,
was then resumed. William Kelley.
a brother of the defe".idant. was put
on the staml anel testified lhat he used .
the Irish setter, the bone of conten
tion, as au "ad" in the window of his
fish store and that the animal was
"a little off color." lie failed to tell
the diffe-reuce' between "off" color and
"on" color, except to say that it was
figure of spei'ch. Charles A. Simpson,
the expressman, was put on as an ex
pert witness and during his cross ex-.
animation. Attorney Pierce for the
plaint iff displayed such a remarkable
knowledge of the Irish setter dog that
his opponent, Carinody. suspccteil he
stayed up last night reading the sub
ject. Mr Simpson stated that tlie val
ue ef a first class Irish male setter
puppy is about SIO and a female $".
while tlie best, breed in the count ry
an be hael for $2. Mr Carmody
asked how much an "Irish setter
around here" was worth. Judge Root
objected to the form of this question
as it inc-lueled him as an Irish setter.
Roars of laughter. Mr Carmody le-
plied that he feared his "learned
brother" misunderstood the question
and that he said "Irish sitter." Thtt
jury almost fell off their chairs at
this retort, and the. question was lost
in laughter. Police Oflic-er James K,
llalpin also testified as an expert. He
appeared to hnve heard, read of or
known every Irish setter in the dog
world, but. MriiieWHl)WHl' he- had'
not heard that, a dog of this species
named Patsy sold for S10. and an
other named Graooo went for the same
sum in Poughkeepsie last year. Officer
llalpm and Mr Pierce iliffereel also as
to lhe Irish setter's performance in
the field. Mr Pierce contended that
the dog is one of the most intelligent
in field trails ami bemch shows where
as tin' olficer claime'd that in vean
this spoe-ies of canine flesh has not
been in tlie field nor on the bench.
It is too headstrong lor such perform
ances he claimed and no matter if the
famous Patsy and his companion
Graeoo were sohl for $10,000 he clung
to his contention that 1he Irish setter
was generally too headstrong for the
field e-:- the bench. ""
The jury, after forty minutes' . de
liberation, returnee! with a verdict of
.Syno for the plaintiff. This sum being
$100 in exe-ess of the amount of dam
ages claimed, tlie jury was sent back
to bring in a verdict to fit the damageg
and they did so.
Attempt to Roll Hie Nebraska Stat3
Treasurer's Office.
Lincoln. Neb. Dec 20. Night Watch- .
nan Good, about ." o'elock this morii-"
ng tliscovere-d two robbers in thft
office of the state treasurer at the
apitol evide'iilly engaged in an at
tempt to break into tlie treasury vault--
The robbers lireu two shots at thrt
watchman who returned the fire, ap
parently without effect. A general .
alarm was turned in but the rc fibers
got away. State Treasurer Miiserve
fouml his office in much disorder but
nothing of value was missin;.
New York. Dec 'JO. L. O. Burnhani,
the second vice-president of the United
Fruit company, has contracted through,
the company's broker for six new
steamers and the company has char
tered three steamers with four years
with options. These1 steamers are rt
be from 2.0GO to 3.0O0 tons cubic ca
pacity for cargo, and will lie fitted es
pecially for carriage of perishable car
go of fruit. Passenger accommoda
tions will be provided.
The contract calls for an average
speed of fourteen knots an hour at
sea, loaded. The vessels will be ready
for elelivery next fall. Names havo
been decided upon for four of the ves
sels: The, rreston. Taunton, Brighton)
and Beacon. The Preston ; is now
building at Berean. Norway. The
Taunton is being built at Copenhagen:
the Brighton and Beacon are being
built at Christiauia. The two un
named vessels are now in course ol
construction at Toledo. Ohio.
Louelon, Dec 20. Atmospheric de
pressions of great size and depth are
spre-aeling over Great Britain from the
westward. Storms are-reported on all
the coasts, numbers of. minor wreck,"
have occurred anel the southwest gale
continues with unabated fury on the
Irish -coast. - The White Star line
steamer Teuton lev w-hie-h sailed at
noon to-day from Queenstown for New
York, experienced the full force of tha
storm. -
Maelriil. Dec 20. The cabinet couu
cil has deckled to present to the cham
ber the projec-t of the sale to the Unit
ed States oif Cagayan island anel other
Islands of the Philippine group..

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