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THIRD DAY OF TRIAL Prisoners in Bosschieter Case Came Into Court Dejected. CASE FOR DEFENCE BEGUN. "Attorney Dunn Made the Opening " Arguments, Occupying More Than Half An Hour Some of the Sensa tional Testimony That Was Pres ented Yesterday. Paterson, X. J., Jan 1G. The third day of the Bosschieter murder trial opened with the interest in the case more intense than on the two preced ing days. The state rested last night. Everyone connected -wftjgMhe case was in the court room early tSJsy to hear the opening for the defensSk There was the usual crowd outside the court house and the deputy sheriffs station ed at the doors had a difficult task to perform in keeping out those who had no right to enter. The prisoners, McAlister, Death and Campbell were brought in a few min utes before 10 o'clock- and took their accustomed places near their counsel. The faces of -the defendants all bore Indications of the strain of the trial. Death looked more dejected and nerv ous than his two companions. During the wait for Judge Dixon to appear on the bench the lawyers for the defense compared notes and held a final consultation preparatory to opening the case iu behalf of the iiris- Meanwhile County Prosecutor Em ley had a conference with his assist ant, and then informed some news paper men in reply to questions that he was well satisfied with the evidence as submitted by the state, but he might possibly call some witnesses in rebuttal. There is a possibility of the defense closing its case to-day and the trial being concluded to-morrow with the summing up and the judge's charge. Immediately after court opened Judge Hoffman, counsel for the de fense, asked that Sculthorpe, the hackdriver, be recalled, so that he might be confronted with the record of a crime of which he was found guilty. Judge Dixon refused, holding that it had no bearing on the case. Attornel Michael Dunn opened the case for the defense and spoke of the general details of the sad ease. He referred to the death of the young girl aud the grief it brought to her family. He then went into the oc currences of the night of October IS, describing the conditions wheu the four met the girl, and after they left her dead. He said it was the inten tion of the defense to prove that when the girl was taken out of the hack the four men knelt, around her and tried to revive her. They were going to try and prove that the haekinan was mis taken when he said the girl was as saulted at that time. Attorney Dunn spoke for tnirty-five minutes. Professor R. A. Whittaus, the chem ist, was the most important witness yesterday. lie is the expert who play ed such an important part in the trials of Molineux, Buchanan, Harris and Fleming. He identified the bottle found near the scene of the outrage and declared that it contained a small quantity of a strong solution of chloral hydrate when it was given to him. He detailed his tests of the stomach of the murdered girl and declared he had found in it ten grains of chloral hy drate. He had found no trace of chloral in the embalming fluid. The solution of chloral was a strong form of what is known as ''"knockout drops." Chloral left no traces in the body that would be revealed by an autopsy. The quantity he had found free in the stomach could have done her no harm, but it proved that ten times as much must have been absorb ed in the circulation. -Twenty grains was sometimes a. fatal dose. "So you 'can't swear that you found enough chloral in her system to have done her any harmV" asked Judge Hoffman, 'Because science cannot trace it that far there is no reason to say it was not there," said the prof essor, tartly. The defense began to push vigorous questions to try to make the rrofessor . admit that- the effects of excessive elrinking of absinthe would produce the same efifeet as chloral. "I don't think so. The excitement . would be delirium," replied the pro fessor, "I have never heard of a death v from absinthe," he added. "Death from absinthe would be similar in its symptoms to death from Chloral?" . "Yes. It might.' Judge Hoffman pressed questions about the fatal effects that might fol low an indulgence in Manhattan cock tails, containing vermouth, aud in American Champa igne. .But the pro fessor would not budge on his point. "No man can swallow enough cock tails dr champagne to kill him,'; de clared the expert stubbornly. 'Whatever the defense gained on technical points in the morning they lost in the afternoon, when Judge Dixon admitted the confession Death 1 made to the detectives on the night of his arrest. It was Detective John. H. Taylor to whom is chiefly due the solution of the mystery of . Jennie Bosschieter's death, who first offered this confession. He told how Death had been arrested at 2 o'clock on Octo ber 23, and had been brought to the station bouse, to be closeted in a pri vate room with Taylor, Titus, Lord and Mclnery of the police force. The other three detectives were positive that Death -bad not been moved by - threats or promises, but bad made the confession because he bad Been that -. everything had been discovered after the arrest of the hackdriver. - It 'was in itbe cross-examination of Detective Mclnery that Death broke through all self-restraint. - -Tllte next morning I Vent - to 2W&'. jeeU," said the detective, "and v hiMtffca-personally bad taken v" IS the assault on the clrl. -He - 'Y'-'' n ' ;--, Tted Jude Hoffman. f f MblanUy, He lean- t j"HSa4 trembling roughly. Then he sank -back In his chair. "We will put Mr Death on the stand to refute- the statement that he was not threatened or promised till he made his alleged confession," 6aid Mr Hoffman. Death hastened to the witness stand. He was trembling with eagerness. After, he had told of his arrest in the dead of night, when he was taken from his trembling young wife, he re lated hiss version of what had happen ed. "When I came into the room at headquarters," he said, "one of the detectives slammed a revolver on a (table in front of me, telling nie it was no use for me to try suicide with the gun, as It wasn't loaded. ''Tain't no use, Billy,' says Titus. 'What's the use of lying, old man 7' adds Jack Tay lor. 'We know ill about it. We've got Mae and George down stairs, and they have confessed. You tell the whole truth about this, and we'll see you come out all right.' 'Yes,' says Taylor, 'We'll see you don't get hurt.' " Judge Dixon was not moved by this. "I'll admit the confession," he said, ignoring Death's testimony. Tears came into Death's eyes. Detective Titus was recalled. "What we wanted out --of Billy," lie said, "was the name of this Andy, who was mixed up in the case. When we learn ed it was Andrew Campbell we had all we wanted out of Death. 'Well, she certainly had the aope thrown into her? 'he said, at last. "When we were in Saal's saloon I saw McAlister put knockout drops in her glass three times. Of course, it was knockout drops.' When we asked him about the assault he said that McAlister. Campbell and himself had assaulted her, but that he was not- sure about Kerr." The other three detectives present coroborated this testimony. Then came the fight over the ad mission of the confession that Camp bell is said 1o have made when the detectives arrested him early in the morning after Death's confession. De tective Titus went to the stand. He had known Campbell as a child. "When we got him to the station," said Titus. "Campbell turned to me and said: 'This is hard on me! This is hard on me" 'Yes,' I answered. 'Yes, Andy, this is hard on you.' " There was a long pause. The spec tators craned their necks, and the judge wheeled abont his chair. The detective was crying openly. Several minutes passed in a. hush. "I said " began the detective again. It was no use. His voice choked and he sobbed drearily. Again there was a pause. The detective mopped his eyes. Campbell was staring at him with a strangely gentle look in his gray eyes. "I can't tell it, judge," said the detective. "I loved the lad. Ask the other detectives." "I will rule out the confession of Andrew Campbell," said the judge softlr. The final witness was Officer Perry. Officer Perry guarded Death when the four detectives went out to arrest Campbell on the information given by Death. In a simple way Perry told of his efforts to entertain Death in his awkward position. "He told nie he came from Stratford-on-Avon. I think a man named Shakespeare lived there. He wrote some books. Prob ably you have heard of them. 'Say, what do you think they will do with me?' he asks. 'Nothing great,' says I, 'if you ain't really mixed up in it,' 'Oh, we are all mixed up in it.' says he. 'We weni all down at Saal's and had three rounds of drinks. Every time McAlister put some knockout drops in the girl's glass. She was a long time going under.' Then lie tells me the nasty story about the Goffle road. 'When we found that she wouldn't come to, we were scared as hell. When we got to Doc Townsend, he said the girl was a stiff. So we drove her out across the bridge. Mc Alister look her out iu his arms and threw her down on the rock. Mc Alister is to blame for all this, any way.' Just tiien the detectives come back." With this, the prosecution declared it rested its case. The counsel for the defense staled they would put the defendants on the stand to-morrow. No sooner had the jail dooia closed on the three men last night than Wal ter McAlister, the coolest of the trio on trial for murder, showed for the first time since his arrest a bit of his temper. The prisoners in the jail had been fed and locked up in their cells when the three were returned there. The warden had their meals ready for them on their return. McAlister refused to even look at the frugal fare. Death noticed this and said: "Mae, the dirty cops lied to-day when they said I told anything abotit you. I did not give them that information. I believe now that some body did tell Emley all." 'McAlister held bis head high and walking to the stairs leading to his cell on the. second tier said loud enough for Kerr, who was locked in his cell, to hear: "I did not think that any one would be sucker enough to give up to the police. I told nothing to those fly cops. If I had you would have heard of it. I think it is a sucker's trick, whoever told. But never mind, the trial is not over vet" ' , ' EXTRADITION NOT ASKED. The London Authorities Know Nothing of Murderer of Catholic Priest. London, Jan 1C. Inquiries made in the proper quarters here show that the United States authorities have not asked for the extradition of either Michael .ludson alias "Red Mike," or James French, alias "French. Jim," who are said to be implicated in the murder by means of knockout drops," at Philadelphia, of the Rev. .Cliavl.es P. Rlegel, a Roman Catholic priest, and one of whom at least, according to advices from Philadelphia, had shipped on a vessel thought to be the Ameri can line steamer Ikoal, which sailed from Philadelphia, January 4, for Liv erpool.. Nothing is officially known here of the case. ELECTRICITY IN AMSTERDAM. Washington. Jan 16. The city conn cil of Amsterdam "has voted the sum of six million guilders, or $2,412,000, for an electric plant which is to furnish power cor street cars, lighting, etc. for that city. The establishment or this plant rUl jsiark an, epoch in Amster- He Offers a Reward of Five V Hundred Dollars. For the Conviction of Any Person En gaged in the Lynching of Fred Alex anderThe Crime a Stain on the Fair Name of the State, He Says Negro Charles Lang Lynched in Col umbia, S. C. Leavenworth, Kns, Jan 10. Fred Alexander, a young negro who was arrested on Saturday night shortly after he attempted to assault Miss Eva May Koth, and who was also susnect- ed of murdering Pearl Forbes, was uurueu at the stake in the western part of the city at 5:30 o'clock yester- uay, in tue presence of fully 5,000 per sons. He; maintained his innocence of the murder and kept his nerve to the end, going so far as to ask several friends to step up and bid him good by after coal oil was thrown over him. I-ully one-third of the crowd that witnessed the burning were .women, and thure were hundreds of school children in it. School was dismissed just as the fights with the mobs in the city began. There were a few hun dred negroes in the crowd and the younger ones among them joked and acted as did the whites during the half hour it required to tie Alexander to the stake. After the victim had been cremated the mob lcauers mentioned the names of other negroes and it looked as though the citv -tail wnni-.l be stormed to get a negro named Letcher. This movement w.i nmrntit. ly cheeked. The city seemed s tn n i fi (1 Inst- n i ol 1 1- after the scenes of the afternoon. Topeka, Kas. Jan 10 invwnnr Stanley and many state senators and members of the legislature denounce the action of the Leavenworth mob in miming the negro Alexander at. tle stake. Governor Stanley said last night: "I called the warden tin this morn ing and told him to hold Alexander arbitrarily unless the sheriff, of that county would give a 'written guaran tee that he would protect the prisoner from mob violence and would see that lie was given a trial in a regular way. I also called up the sheriff and told him mat tne state would not surrender the prisoner unless he would make such .i-uieii guarantee. He said that- he was afraid he could not protect Alex ander from the mob, and that his own life was iu danger. I suggested that ho call on me to send over the militia to help him out. He said lie guessed he -n.-nni,i- t ti,n said he must send me something in writing so that I could make it a part or tne record of my office and that I would act promptly. lie c;,i tin- h would probably telegraph for assist ance, in anticipation of his call I or dered the adjutant-general to srot two companies of the militia ready to move. He did so. He selected the Topeka and Lawrence companies and had them quartered at their armories. He made all arrangements for sneedv transportation, but no call was made. i-ite- yesterday afternoon I telephoned Warden Tomlinson. asking about the situation. Ho said that the sheriff had come to the prison and given a written agreement that he had sworn in seventy deputies and would m-ote.-t the prisoner. Toml insrm -(linn f, i Alexander over to him. This is all the connection the state has had with the case. "I shall offer a reward of $500 for the arrest and conviction of any person or persons who participated ' in the burning. I am serry I cannot oiler a larger one. but the law makes that Ihe limit. I shall order tlx. nitm-..,. oral to investigate the affair, and it he finds that tiie sheriff did not do his whole duty in the defense of the pris o'H." to comnienecy a proceeding to oust him from office. The sheriff of Lawrence county is lacking either in honesty or backbone. It semes to nie that if he and hi.s deputies had tried to protect the- prisoner they could have done so. I urn sure that seventy mil itiamen would have met with no"iuter ference. The blame is entirely on the sheriff. "I offered him every assistance necessary in the case. I told him that the entire power of the state would bark him. The crime is a blot on the record of every otiicial of Leavenworth county and a stain on the fair name of the state. Every law-abiding citizc-i should rise up and condemn those re sponsible for it and insist that the guiity be brought to justice." Senator F. Damont Smith will to morrow amend his capital punishmcut bnl and include with murder the c-ime of rape. This action will be taken be cause of the crimes committed by the negro Alexander. LYNCHED IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Columbia, S." C. Jan 10. Charles Lang, a negro, was hanged on the lima of a tree near Elk, Barnwell county, last night and shot to death. a'he wife of a farmer had been assault'?.: earlier in the day by a negro. Lang was arrested by a party of whites and was Identified by the woman. He was then dragged into the woods and killed. .. DRIVER. WEST DYING. Chicago, Jan 15. George West, one of the foremost drivers of light har ness horses in the country, is .dying at his home here. Last night physi cians announced that the end seemed only a question of hours. West was taken ill with an ailment of the liver when he sailed from Queenstown three weeks ago on his return from a trip abroad. . ' - KILLED ON THE RAIL. Stamford, Jan 16. George W. Lock- wood, aged 35, a moulder ibytr8dei- was instantly Killed yesterday by a train on the- New Canaan branch of the "Consolidated." In avoiding : one train be stepped in front of another on the JJety MUford division. He was a member of the Iron Moulders' union p.vA leaves a wife in this city thAt hissing incident. Booz Investigating Committee Think Army. Officers Not Guilty of It. West Point, N. Y... Jan 1C When the congressional committee met this morning and before any witnesses were called. Congressman Wanger of Pennsylvania addressed the other com mitteemen. He. referred to the pub lished reports of the hissing incident at the close of the afternoon session yesterday. Mr Wanger said that in at least two newspapers army officers were charged with taking part in the hissing and he desired to express his firm belief that no expression of dis approbation was made by any-army officer present at the time. He was pleased to hear that Colonel Ileiu. act ing superintendent of the academy, had instituted a thorough inquiry re garding the matter. Mr Wanger said the committeemen had been treated with the utmost courtesy by all the officers and lie would greatly regret if any impression should obtain cur rency. General Dick and all the other committeemen concurred with the views of the Pennsylvania represen tative aud tiie matter was dropped. Cadet Birschie O'Mahaffey of Texas, who was a classmate of former Cadet Booz. was called and sworn. Judge Smith examined the witness and after perusing Mahaffey's testi mony he su)d the evidence given by the witness this morning was in no way different from that on the mili tary court records. QUAY WILL QUALIFY. Formally Declared Elected In the United States Senate. Harrisburg. .Tan 10. Senator M. Quay left this morning for Washiug to ill company with his daughter. Edgar G. Gerwig, private secretary to Governor Stone, went to Washington this afternoon with the senator's com mission. Mr Quay expects to qualify to-morrow as a senator and return to Harrisburg to direct the passage of the reform bills to which the Quay republicans are committed. The senate and house met jointly at noon and verified the vote on senator at yesterday's session, after which Lieutenant-Governor Gobin formally declared Mr Quay's election. TROLLEY SUPERINTENDENT. For the Waterbury and New Britain Lines of 0. L. and R. Company. South Norwalk..Jan 10. K. William Mansfield, who has been connected with the Norwalk Tramway company as general manager since January 1, 1894, has resigned and will shortly leave for Waterbury, where he has been tendered a much more inipoi ant and lucrative appointment, by the Con necticut Lighting and Railway com pany, which now controls the Norwalk railway companies, and. in fact, most of the railway lines in the state. Mr Mansfield will become superintendent of the Waterbury and New Britain railway lines, and also have direct supervision of the large electric light plants in those two cities. PASSENGERS AT HAVANA'. Those Who Were On The Wrecked Steamer Vigilaucia. Havana, Jan 30) The passengers of the Ward line steamer Vigilancia, which went, ashore Monday morning on the reel's of Los Colorado about one hundred miles west of this city, have arrived here on the si earner Orizaba which, went. 1o their assist ance1. The wind hast veered southward and there is no sea running. It is thought the vessel will bo saved if this weather holds. WATCHING FOR A FORCER. Queenstown and Liverpool Officials Keeping a Sharp Look-Out. Loudon. Jan 10. The forger for whose extradition the United States authorities are making is Sigmtind Hertz, alias Einden. of New York city. He is supposed to be on board the steamer Corinthian, which left Hali fax Sunday. January 0. for Queens town ami Liverpool. The police of those cities are watching for him. PROMINENT DEMOCRAT DEAD. Quiney, lUa; Jan 10. Scott Wike, at one time one of the foremost democrat ic politicians in Illinois, is dead at his home near Barry, in Pike county. He served two terms iu congress and was assistant secretary of the treasury during the pi cond Cleveland adm:,iis tration. Later lie went to England and made an exhaustive study of the income tax question. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Jan 10. For Connecti cut: Rain to-night, Thurselay occas ional snows and colder;' brisk to liigil southeast winds, becoming west to northwest. Weather notes: A very low pres sure 1.? central this morning over Lake Superior. Cloudy and stormy weath er prevails in the Lake region. Pleas ant weather prevails generally in other sections. There has been eiulte a decided fall iu temperature iu ihe northwest, but in the central and east ern sections the temperature continues high. This vicinity will be on the southern edge of the lake storm to night and will be followed by clearing and colder weather Thurselay. Barom. Tern. W. Wen. Bisniark . . . Boston . . . . . Buffalo Cincinnati .'. Chicago Denver ..... Helena Jacksonville ..80.00 . .29.90 ...29.32 . .29.08 ..29.3p . .30.16 . .30:30 . .30.00' ..29.92 10 38 48 44 SO 40 34 48 34 30 84 C2 44 32 54 30 NW PtCldy S Cloudy SW Cloudy Vv Clear W Cloudy NW Clear W PtCldy W Clear NW Clear SB Cloudy B Foggy SW Clear SE Cloudy Kansas City Nantucket 29.92 New Haven . .29.82 Xew Orleans. .29.94 New York ... .29.80 Northfleld ... .29.70 S Snow'g Pittsburg.... .29.50 SW Cloudy W. Clear St Louis '. St Paul 29.80 .29.00 .29.68 12 vNW-PtCldy Washington ' 8W PtCldy ;. JIatterM .....29.92. 54 SW .Clear IN Union Workmen Want a Short er Work Day. Nearly Fifty Thousand Machinists Are Engaged iu the Discussion The Present Day Is Ten Hours. Chicago, Jan 10. The Chronicle says,: Between machine manufactur ers not members of the National Metal Trades association and their union workmen eroubles said to be brewing over the question of shorter hours and a strike is threatened in the spring. About 30.000 out of 50,000 union ma chinists in the United States are in volved in the affiliation for the lessening of the work duv fvorn ton hours daily, to nine, the nine hour day having been secured. through the strike 'Of hist spring to the 20,000 union workmen in the employ of members of tiie National Metal Workers's asso ciation. President James O'Connell of the' Machinists' International union, who was in the city yesterday, de clared he is touring, the country in the interest of the union's organizing prop aganda. He claimed tliat new mem bers are joining the union at the rate of 1.000 a day and that in his opinion "a strike in the many plants, not in cluded iu the National Workers' asso ciation could not be avoided in the spring." v Although all tiie larger nishiue shops in Chicago are controlled by the National Metal ' Trades association, still there are over 100 siiops which are threatened by the iinueudine strike. These are the small shops whose workmen for the most 'part have no connection with unions. MELBERG'S FRIENDS. Intend to Employ Means to Find Out How His Death Was Brought About. Naugafuck, Jan 10. Ever since Deputy Coroner Pond rendered his elecision in the Cotton Hollow road house mystery, deciding that Gerald Melberg, whose body was found under a window of the road house one morn ing, met his eleath by accident, there have been may expressions against the. verdict. As a consequence last night about one hundred and twenty-five Swede? held a meeting and appointed a committee to wait upon Governor McLean and ask for his authority to have the case re-opened and have the tragedy further investigated. In case the state authorities decline to act further in the matter, a subscrip tion will be taken up and detectives employed to probe further into the mystery, because the friends of Mel berg believe murder was committed. STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. The Monthly Bulletin Just Issued Shows 1,129 Deaths in December. . New Haven, Jan 10. By the month ly bulletin of the Connecticut state board of health, issued to-day, it is shown that there were 1,129 deaths during December. This was thirty two more than in November, 1900, and forty-three less than iu December of tiie previous year. The eleaths report ed from infectious diseases were 111, being 9.8 per cent of the total mortal ity. The total mortality iu the state for the year was 10.290. which is al most 2.000 greater than the previous year's figures. The announcement is made that dur ing tiie present session of the legisla ture the state board will ask for a moderate appropriation to enable it to offer gratuitous examination of morbid spenknens from suspected cases of in fectious diseased. WILL WITHDRAW SERVICE. Portland. Ore, Jan JO. The Ortgon ian says: The Great Norther Express company will withdraw its service from Portland next Sunday, Ihe 20th, and quit the lines o fthe Oregon rail way and Navigation company. It entered into a contract for this service two years ago last September for a term "of two years. When the time was up it. still held on iu the hope that another contract would bp entered into. Butinee the Union Pacific rules in Hie affairs of the Oregon railway and Navigation and the Pacific Ex press company lias the preference on the Union Pacific system, it has been found impractical to renew the agree divlded it between the Pacific and the Great Northern and the latter is get ting out of this terriror. SECURED PERMANENT HOME. New York, Jan 10. For the first time since its organization 133 years ago, the chamber of commerce of New York has found a permanent home. Contracts have been signed by the officers of the tliamber for tb. pur chase of the old Real Estate? exchange in Liberty street, as a site for this permanent home. About $i00.000 will be palel for the parcel, and the present building will be razea about May 1. Tiie ground floor of the new building has been leased to a trust company for a long lepra. The remainder of the building wilbe occupied by the chamber. SAN-DOMINGO AFFAIRS. San Domingo, Jan 10 (via Hay tian cable).TTlie chamber of commerce has adopted a resolution to ignore the no tice of the San Domingo Improvement company ofNev York, declaring null and veitl the government's disposition and collection of the customs duties, and demanding that the directors of the company withdraw the notice which has caused irritation. The min ister of foreign affairs, .will leave here to-morrow on .a niission to the govern ments -ot " the United States. All is cuiet here. ' IN SESSION IN NEW HAVEN. ' New Haven, Jan 16. Members of the Masonic fraternity from all parts of Connecticut are assembled here today- for the annual session of ; the Grand lodge.) . . : ,. . L POSTPONED FOR A WEEK. : Paris, Jan 16. Judgment in the Castellans-Wertheimer suit wag to-day postponed for another weefc - MAYOR TAKES A HAND. City Clerk Ryan Notifies the Manager of Poll's Theater. The following communication, sent put from the office of the city clerk, will explain itself: January 1 15, 190L Mr Jean Jacques, City: Dear Sir: Mayor -Kiiduff and my self have received a considerable num ber of complaints about the perform ance presented at Poli's theater, this city, last Friday and Saturday nights, January 11, 12, 1901, some of ' which, have been harsh criticisms for not having stopped same. After consul tation w-ith the mayor, we have de cided to notify, yot herewith, if the burlesque shows which you have billed to appear this week are as risque as the performance above referred to was the performance will be stopped, and no license will lie issued you hereafter from this office for any burlesque shows whatever. .Very truly yours, . CITY CLERK.' AVASHINOTON SCHOOL CLOCK. School Building Inspector Will Bring Matter Before Board of Education. Edward McGrath, inspector of school buildings, has been having con siderable annoyance with the illumi nated clock in the Washington school building and after several unsuccess ful attempts to make it keep time, he has decided to bring the matter to the attention of the board of educa tion to-night. The clock is a very use lul think there, provided it telis the truth all the time-, but the habits it has got into during the past half year have destroyed its reputation for veracity, so that no one takes anv notice of it' It has become such a nuisance in the neighborhood that people who want to make the mission now be ing held in St Francis Xavier's church have been warned not to be misled by it. The other morning, when people were hur rying along to the 5 o'clock service and noticed the hands on the clock pointing to 4:30, some slowed up and kept standing around until the service was over before they noticed that the clock was not going at all. It was fixed the next day. but it did not run right over a few hours. Once in a while it tells time right on one side but has an entirely different storv for people who look at the other faces, so that the thing has got to a point where , manj are beginning to think that some agent of the evil one is se creted on the inside and turning the hands this way and that out of pure cussednoss. It was about th ters of an hour fast this morning and church-goers who came along to the S o'clock service and did not.knovc that the illuminated clock was out of true, were thinking of turning back when the neighbors told them not to mind that clock in the school building. FIRE PREVENTING APPARATUS. Exhibition to Be Held in Berlin At tracting Attention. Washington, Jan IB. Gerniau dip lomatic officials in Washington mani fest a deep interest in the coming ex hibition of fire-preventing and life saving apparatus to be held in Berlin during June and July next, and all the foreign German embassies are earnest aud untiring in their efforts to make the event a successful and notable oneJ. Prizes of honor for especial merit are to be awarded and gold, silver anff5 bronze medals bestowed for effective displays. A number of the big steam ship companies have volunteered to transport exhibits without charge. ALYORD IS SENTENCED. The Defaulting Note Teller Gets Thir teen Years. New York, Jan 10. Cornelius L. Al vord. Jr. the defaulting note teller of the First National bank, Mas to-day sentenced to thirteen years' imprison ment. GOLD FOR PARIS. New York, Jau 10. Heidelback, Ickelheimer & Co announce that they will ship $1,000,000 gold to Paris to morrow. Tiie gold will be taken from the assay office. CITY NEWS. y ' Miss Margaret Cassidy of East Main street has accepted a position as stenographer in the law office of Terry & Broiisou. Principal Stephen W. Wilby of the High school- is completing arrange ments for an entertainment to be given in the near future in the assembly hall of the High school buiding. At the Y. M. C. A. parlors to-night at 7:30 the members of class B of the j uuiors win De accorded a reception. At the same time a new session of the association council Vt.ill convene w,Uh Leader Robert S. Walker piseshling. It is hoped that eyery-Tnember of the council will, be present.. -'" At the Y". M. C. A. building to-nisht a bowling team .from Torrington will try to prove its superiority to the Y". M. C. A. team. The contest will com mence at 7:30. To-morrow night at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium an inter esting basketbair.game will be played between teams representing the Jtiusi ness and professional men ot-this city and of Naugatuck. 4The-gahie will be called at 9 o'clock , ' In the event of a general. pest house being needed in Derby through the spread of the smallpox contagion. Rev ,C. J. McElroy, pastbr of St Mary's church, has. proffered to the city through City Health OfUcer LaBonte the free use of the large barn on,-the convent property and situated in the rear of the parish convent on the East Ninthstreet , side... The .barn is a well built one and has been used only -for storage purposes for many years' past. It bas.been examined by HealtX Offi cer LaBonte and he finds that it could be very easily fitted over Atf act as a temporary hospital for -smallpox 'pa tients. The barn - is 'vwell : removed from places of residence -and would make au admirable temporary hospi- V RUSH F0R SEATS Members of the Legislature Picking; Out their Desks. ' OFFICE OF ENGROSSING CLERK Created To-Day By the Appointment of Fred A. Scott to the Position Senate Had a Very Qfiet Session i Representative Woodruff Presented Bill For Amendment to Constitution. Hartford, Jan 16. The members ofi the house spent considerable time this morning iu choosing the seats they are to occupy during the session. After, the chaplain had invoked prayer in tha opening of the day's session, Speaker Light announced a change in some oC the committees. Representative Wil Ham H. Sage of Old Say brook being appointed to the committee on en grossed bills in place of Representa tive Frank Gorham of Weston." AH important bill introduced was that oC Representative Woodruff of Orange, -It provided for an amendment to tha constitution in the matter of represent' tation in the general assembly. The; features of the bill are the provisions; that all towns having a population of T.,000 should be entitled to two repre- sentatives. All towns over 10,000. should be entitled to one. extra repre senative for each 20,000 over the first 10,000, or for a fraction of more thau one-half that. All towns having more than two representatives should be di videel into districts. In case of any, town being entitled to more, than two representatives the general assembly should divide the town into distrie-ts, allowing one representat i ve to each, and such districts must be e-omposed of continuous and compact limits, and population of each should be as near ly equal a spossible. After the allotment of seats - the house adjourned until next Tuesday;, at 12:30. - - It was a very quiet session in tho senate this morning. Al the business had been introiluced, referred to com-, mittees or transmitted to the houses for action, shortly after noon. Mr Kenealy for the judiciary committed and the committee on engrossed bills, presented a resolution providing fou the creation of fke new office of en grossing clerk, to which office former Clerk Fred A. Scott of the senate wa last night elected. Samuel ; A. Eddy, was re-elected clerk of bills by tho joint committee. The measure was) passed and referred to the house.' - t The Meriden Record quotes a busli ness man of that city as urging al change of the law fixing a penalty fo intoxication. His idea, is that when a man has no funds to pay his fine ami costs he should not be committed . ta jail but should be allowed to pay by installments. Being at liberty he can earn wages and the community will be saved the- expense of supporting hi mi in jail. ' Further than this he would bei able to provide- for his family and' . would escape the disgrace of being committed to jail for a minor offensa against the law. . . . .. "We. sincerely hope," says the Coni necticut Valley Advertiser, "that the! present legislature will increase tua. length of the ballots for town officers so that they will be long enough ta take on all the names required, to be put on. them. Last fall, when there was no vote for town e-lerk, we were! just able to squeeze the names on. Next fall, when all the officers will'ba voted for, we expect to hang the over flow 'on tho margin, or else issue 'Ji supplement, -when we print the tick ets." NEW YORK STRICKEX', Grip and rneumonia Fill the Air anil There Are Thousands 111. ' New York, Jan 10 Dr George Slirady said iu an interview regarding the prevalence of the grip in this city: "The grip is just as.bael as it can be in New York, and the pneumonia) is worse than the grip." At a c-onservn-4 . tive estimate there are now 10O,OO( cases of grip in Nw Y'or kcity. . Thei duration of the disease is not very) long, three or four tlays, but it will grow worse. The present epidemic has a catarrhal tendency, and predis poses the patient to pneumonia ami lung troubles." ' ' :"r Dr Cyrus Edson said: '"' "I believe the epidemic Is now at it height. It. has been more severe and!, the cases have been more numerous, than in any previous epidemic- There. are many cases of grip-pneumoniuy which is grip effecting the lungs. This) is very dangerous." : ;.','" "' INSANE BRISTOL MAX 7 Cuts His Neck. Head and Arnjs,.ia-tu4-"r .Bristol Jail." Bristol, Conn, Jan 16. Seth Peck 1 -"aged 40, was locked up in the jail here yesterday, pending commitment to the? -insane asylum in Middletown. During the. night he cut his neck, head audi arms with a knife which he had man aged to conceal from the officers what -serached him. when he was put intot the jail, and was found this morning in an unconscious condition in his cenY . His recovery is doubtful. Peck van considered only mildly 'Insane when) incarcerated. ' , OVER BURNING BRIDGE. Train of Cars Dashes Across , th Structure and No One Is Injured. Barstow, Cal, Jan 16. The Santa Fei -overland No 8. east bound, from SaD Francisco for Chicago, ran. over a .. burning bridge, at Siberia, ,; seventy, milts east "of here. all the cars being derailed. : The engine a:one remained on the -track. The passenger coacbeja maintained their upright position awl no one was injured. VDTERAN MAJOR IEA1S. y.- ; Kansas City, Mo, Jan 10. Major Jif,' F. Beebe Is dead at his home la tfc eity, aged 62 years. : He served ia.' Ninth; Thirty-fourth and Tbfrty-eicr tf Jdwa volunteers during the Clvlt- - - 1 ' -. - yk -i - . 'I V A. V1 1