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Commercial Printing of every description, at If Vnil lr it Oniltr nv DimAi 11 IUU HIS d OGilSi Ul DUJEJ . ' 'J'lil' THE. COLUMNS OF THE DEMOCRAT. THE DEMOCRAT OFFICE. YOL XIV NO 72 WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, MARCH 1 1901 PRICE TWO CENTS. Sillily HAYES IN COURT Followed From the Train By Howling Mob. HE WORE A HEAVY ULSTEE. Several Witnesses Told the Story, as Printed, iu the Court Attorneys Herman and Roraback Will Defend the Prisoner. Winsted, March 1. There was much excitement caused here to-day on the arrival of John T. Hayes, the slayer Of Winnifred Cook, from Litchfield county jail. It was known early this morning that Hayes was coming in on an earlv morning train in charge of a sheriff and a crowd congregated around the depot for an hour before the arrival of the train. At half past nine, when the train did pull into the depot, there was a crowd of three hun dred people waiting for him. Hayes was in the custody of Sheriff Nellis and had on a big ulster, the collar of which partially covered his face. As soon as he made his appearance on the car platform there was a rush made by the crowd and the sheriff and uolicenien had their hands full In trying to take him to Willow street, where there was a cab in waiting for them."" As soon as they entered the cab they were driven rapidly toward the court house while the mob follow ed after them. Arrived at the court house, Hayes was quickly taken inside. .fudge Frank AY. Seymour was on the bench and all the people who could get in side had crowded into the building, .fames P. Glynn, the prosecuting at tornev. was assisted by State Attor ney Donald T. "Warner. Hayes was defended by ex-State Senator F. A. Hermann and Attorney .f. H. flora back of Canaan. The defense filed a formal demurrer alleging that the com plaint was not sufficient in law and asking for judgment for the accused. Prosecutor Glvnn filed an answer claiming that the complaint was suf ficient and tlie court overruled the de murrer and the case proceeded to trial. There were four witnesses examined by the state. Samuel Parsons, who drove Miss Cook, the murdered girl, and Hayes to the borne the morning of the shooting. Eunice L. Hyde, who was in the room where the shooting look place. Frank D. Case, an emplovo of the home, and Ifnrlburt of the borne. Their testimony was the old story of the crime told in these col umns before. , EMPLOYES IN DANGER. The L'cary Dye Works Burned Sever al Teople Are Missing. Hot-hosier. X. Y.. March 3. The T.eary Dye works, a five-story build ing at the corner of Piatt and Mill streets, was gutted by fire this morn ing. The upper floors were occupied by the Seneca Camera company, who employ a large force of men and wom en. Three unidentified bodies have already been taken from the ruins. Many who were injured were taken to the hospital. The fire is supposed to have started among the chemicals stored in the upper floor of 1he build ing. The following is a partial list of the injured and missing. Edward Tice. a camera employe, jumped and missed the fire blanket and will die; William Bonlce, 22 years of acre, a met al worker, jumped from the fifth floor and will die: Allen, a. camera worker. Jumped from the third floor and had his arm broken: Frank O'Dell jumped from the second story and is badly in jured: Mary Vincent, a dyer, burned badly about the face and arms: Ray mond Belcom. burned about the head and face: Fred Case, jumped from the fourth story and landed in the blank et, but was badly injured. It is re ported that six girls who worked in the camera factory and who are missing, have perished in the flames. Others known to be missing are Frank Myer and John Henry, employed in the camera short. Alice Ouirk. Kate Kear ney and Sadie Brorty escaped from the fifth floor and when they left the room it was filled with flames. There were six others there at the time and they appeared to be dazed. The Sen eca company had a stock of $40,000, iwhich is a total loss. PRIZE FIGHT-AT ALBANY. Albany, X. Y., March 1. A prize fight took place in the shadow of the capitol building last night. The prin cipals were Charles Hitte of this city nd Eddie Cain of Brooklyn. At the pud of the tenth round Hitte was de clared the -winner. The battle be tween the two lightweights was one of the best of its kind ever seen in this vicinity and was witnessed by about 100 well known sporting men of this city. The fight. ,.as originally ar ranged, was to have been a fifteen round contest between Billy Ernst and Eddie Cain, both of Brooklyn. Late yesterday afternoon Emst telegraphed that he would be unable to be present. On sliort notice Hitte agreed to take Ernst's place. ' -TALE AND COLUMBIA'. Xew York, March 1. Columbia and Tale will meet In their second annual gymnastic contest in the Columbia gymnasium to-night. Columbia beat Yale last year, but her prospects for victory hare been dampened somewhat by the v loss of some of her best men. Tale relies particularly upon E.' L. Eliason and T. Hinton for her points, while. Columbia depends on V. Be La M. Eorle and C. Eastmond. ; : 3 - - " 1 . FLAG AT HALF MAST. , New York, March 1. Mayor van ,7yck caused the city hall flag to be d at half mast on account of the H of William M. Evarts. : As a JtYdf respect to the memory of Ev i ; Justice CHegerich adjournal trial i? ;rfcs3tt. f the supreme court, fe-j ":';"-? - '"'.' ': -A 'x.' BRITISH STEAMER SINKING. Crew Supposed to Have Abandoned It After a Collision. Loudon, March 1. The British steamer Indiana, Captain Kershaw, from Venice January 15, via Messina, for London, was sighted off Worthing at daybreak this morning in a sinking condition. A strong sea was running, and a life boat which was sent out tailed to discover any signs of life on the steamer. It is believed she had been in collision"1 in a fog. Hopes are entertained that the crew are abroad some other vessel. The beach is strewn with fruit, for miies. The German steamer Washington. Captain Dinglage. from Rotterdam for New York, while making Dover was driven ashore at. Folkestone during a gale and had a narrow escape from going on the rocks. Her bows had been stove in collision. PITTSBURG RIPPER BILL. It Will Brink About a Bitter Fight in Several Places, riitsburg. March 1. The "Pittsburg Ripper Biil."' which passed the legis lature yesterday, will be fought vig orously by the present city officers of Pittsburg and Allegheny, who under the provisions of the new act are legis lated out of office. In a signed state ment, Mayor Dielil of this city, as serts that he will keep the seal of Pittsburg until the supreme court de cides he lias no right to use it. 'When the new charter will become effective is not. defined clearly. The opponents of the bill say not before August or September, even if the act should be declared constitutional: while its ad vocates expect to take control not lat er than the first of next month. AMENIA FIRE LOSS. The Only Factory in the Village Burned Last Night. Lakeville, Conn. March 1. The vil lage of Amenia. a few miles from here, across the state line in New York, suf fered a serious loss last night in the burning: of a large sash and blind fac torq, a grist mill and a new brick of fice building, all belonging to the firm of AYIlson & Eaton. The fire started about 10 o'clock in the engine room of the factory by the overheating of woodwork near a boiler, and in spite of the efforts of tlie villagers, consumed the entire plant, witii the exception of a part of Ihe office building recently erected. The Sharon lire company was called to assist and after driv ing four miles over a rough country road iu the darkness, gave valuable aid in preventing the flames from spreading to other parts of the vil lage. The loss is SI 2,000 and the plant was insured for about $7,000. SHirS THAT ARE OVERDUE. And Percentage Being Paid to Rein sure Some of Them. San Francisco. March 3. The Amer ican ship John McDonald and the Brit ish ship Kliorasau have been added to the list of vessels overdue at this port. The former is now 3 0G days out from Baltimore for San Francisco and 20 per cent is being paid to reinsure her. The Khorasan is 210 days out from Tampa for Yokohama and 15 per cent is being paid on her. The Bertha and Cape Win Hi are still at 90 per cent, while the Ardnnmurchan. 8.8 days out from Frazer river for Liverpool, is held at 75 per cent. The Henry Hack field. 200 days out from Philadelphia, for Nagaski, is at 15 per cent. The Andrada is uninsnraable, having been given up as lost. INTERCOLLEGIATE ASSOCIATION Chicago, March 1. A special to the Record from Ann Arbor, Michigan, says: Michigan has re-entered the in tercollegiate athletic association (East ern) this year, after an absence from membership dating back some four years. The occasion of again entering the games with the eastern colleges is the prestige gained at Paris last sum mer, and the fact that in Dvorak it can land a premier athlete. His rec ord in the pole vault is dangerously near the world's record held by Clapp, a record which in practice he has even bettered. It is almost a certainty that Dvorak will be sent east at the time of the games there, and it is possible that other athletes may accompany him. Armstrong's spraining his ankle in the dual meet at Chicago will prob ably keep him out of it. LIPTONS FUTURE PLANS. Glasgow, March 1 Sir Thomas Lip tou had a long conference this morn ing with Mr 'Watson and Captain Sycamore in regard to future plaus. During the course of an interview later, he informed a representative of the Associated Press that the Sham rock II was totally tinlike any yacht ever launched on the other side of the Atlantic. The shape of the challenger, he believes, will give designers on both sides cause for reflection. "I had the greatest difficulty," said Sir Thomas, "in induciug Mr Watson to undertake, the work, but the discover ies he has made in connection with de signing this boat are of immense im portance. NEW YORK CIVIL SERVICE. Albany, N. Y.. March 1. In its an nual report to the governor, the state civil service commission says it does not believe the civil service law needs radical amendment, but recommends various minor changes affecting its administration." The commission ends its statement by saying: - "We are happy to report that in our opinion the civil service .law . was never so uni formly and fairly enforced in the cit ies as at present." ' - .- ... ACCEPTS THE CALU Rochester, N. Y.. March 1. The Rev Chauncey Blodgett, assistant rector of St Paul's Protestant Episcopal church, this city, has accented a calL to i St John's church.- Fall Iver, Mass, and wlO. preach, a farewell sermon here r-r r "r, Mr tt. win a- A Asks the State Not to Cripple Its Raiding: Arm. The Law and Order Members Afraid Its Usefulness May Be Impaired The Letter Says, "It Has a Work Yet to Perform and Proposes to Per form It, Unterrified and Unbought." New Haven, Conn, March 1. The directors of the Law and Order league have issued the following public state ment: New Haven, Conn. Feb 2S, 1901. To Our Members and Friends: The Law and Order league of Con necticut has been actively before the public for nearly nine years. During that time it lins secured the arrest of between eight and nine hundred crim inals of the classes most difficult to detect through the present inadequate constabulary system. Only fifteen of those have been discharged, while more than eight hundred have con fessed or upon trial been found guilty. These facts show on what firm foun dations of truth and justice league prosecutions stand. No innocent man lias ever had reason to fear the organ ization, the guilty naturally hate it and spread the venom of falsehood. It is not. to be expected that rogues will have a "good opinion of the law." Agents of the league detect, not "tempt" law breakers. We have vain ly challenged and still challenge the production of a single authentic case where evidence has been secured by Iho pretense of sickness or by other illegitimate means. League methods of detecting crime are more conserva tive than those under the auspices of either state or national goTernment. No legal fees, not even witness fees, accrue to the benefit of the league or any of its representatives. They are invariably used by the officials or cit izens, who are sponsors for the work, to defray expenses connected there with. Whatever pains have been tak en to collect, costs have been taken in order that, so far as possible, the finan cial burdens shall fall upon the vio lators of the law rather than upon those interested in its enforcement. Were it better that, these hundreds of pirates whom the league has brought to justice, and those other hun dreds, nay. thousands, who have been deterred or whose business has been decimated, should have been left free to prey upon the community? Will any man affirm that the illegal bars, pool, policy and lottery outfits, roulette tallies, faro layouts, gambling ma chines, obscene picture machines and other outlaw paraphernalia which the league has destroyed should be rein stated in their former places? A bill has been introduced in the general assembly to alter the terms of our charter. This bill must have been introduced at the instigation, .and for the benefit of law breakers. The in terests of no other class of persons can lie served by it. Analyze it as care fully as may be. and no other possible object will appear. Nor is the bill a surprise, for it has been known for months past that such a move was being discussed in saloons and dives. There is not a gambling joint, a bawdy-house, an illegal liquor shop but is vitally interested in its passage. The proposed measure would con demn the league to inaction save when called upon by certain local officials, rendering it helpless where most need ed by reason of laxness. and when notified to come practically compelling it to do so with a trumpeter and flying banners. The officials may call upon the league, but incur no financial re sponsibility for the expenses of inves tigation. Such a bill, could it be re garded as offered in good faith, must needs be considered wild and impracti cable. But it is really meant to doom our organization to perpetual paraly sis. The present manifesto must not be taken to signify alarm on the part of the1' directors of the La.w and Order league. It is rather one of reassurance to such of our friends as, hearing the breathings of threatening and slaugh ter afar, might, otherwise be alarmed. We are confident that our position, spirit and method, so often misinter preted and maligned in the past, are better understood to-day than ever be fore. The legislature will not pass a measure almost identically flie same as that which it buried so deeply two years ago. It. will not undertake to strike so effective a weapon from the hands of justice, and rouse the worst enemies of the home, society and state to new hope and activity. Among the inalienable rights which belong to citizenship, is the right of "in fluencing the enforcement of the laws under which free men live. This right inheres to our form of government and constitution, and is set forth in many statutes. The exercise of this right cannot be stifled. Could a given agen cy through which the people exercise the right be struck down, another would take its place. But the time has not come for the Law and Order league to lapse. It lias a work yet to. perform and propos es to perform it, unterrified and un bought, and as carefully and as con scientiously as hitherto. Our cause is the cause of the people that better cit-' izenship to which We appeal for moral and financial support. There is no other source from which to supply the ammunition for our war against rice and lawlessness.' ... Stand by your own cause, law-abiding and law-respecting citizens of Connecticut. George Austin Bowen. ' Rufus E. Holmes, Thomas L. Norton, Pierce N. Welch. Joseph H. James. J. Y. McDermott. L. W. Moody, L. C. Colt, George S. Palmer. William E. Ses sions. E. P. .Arvine. Fred Sumner Smith. George G. Williams, E. P. Bollard, S. P. Thrasher. I KIDNAPPING CAPITAL. OFFENSE. Austin. Tex. March 1. The state senate has passed the bill making kid napping a capital otfenae. ., The "bill will go immediately ' to the house, wiser It wi:i protMy fee fft0 ltiv - - .-- -j. ,- i BOTHA'S CONDITIONS. Mrs. Botha Brouafht Them To Lord Kitchener. London, March 1. Reports that General Botha, the commander of the Boer forces, had surrendered to Lord Kitchener were circulated with great positiveuess in London yesterday, and some papers even went, so far as to declare that official information had been received on the subject. This was denied botii by . the war office and by Mr Brodcrick, the war secretary, in the house of commons. But that negotiations for surrender are going on seems to be true. "On this subjeect the Daily News says: "We iearn that Commandant Gen eral Botha offered to surrender on cer tain conditions1 and that 'pourparlers' still are in progress. It is probable that Mrs Botha brought proposals from her husband to Lord Kitchener." Oudtshoorn. Cape Colony, Feb 28. General De Wet. it is officially assert ed, having failed to cross the Orange river at Daltouspoort, is hurrying to Roefontein by way of Petrusville. The Orange River is falling fast. Cape Town. Feb 2S. One fresh case of bubonic plague has developed here and three in Somerset West; they are all among colored men. GOT HIS INITIATION. He Had Extra. Suits and Extra Col lars, but They Failed Him. New York. March 1. Charles G. Gates, son of John W. Gates, chair man of the board of the American Steel and Wire company, has recently been elected to membership in the stock exchange. When he came upon the floor yesterday he was greeted with cries of "Wie Gent's" and shouts of "Kill him for his father." Several brokers seized him and pushed him in to the "Steel and Wire" crowd," where his initiation was gone through. The young man had prepared himself by putting on old clothes and three or four collars. When the brokers found after tearing off one collar he still had another, they attacked him vigor ously, soon ripping off the successive layers of collars and his necktie, and smashing his hat. The initiation last ed about ten minutes. RACES AT NEWPORT. New York, March 1. According to F. M. Ware, who is to be the secretary and active manager, the Rhode Island Jockey club lias practically been in corporated. The founders of the club i'.re Oliver II. P. Belmont, W. It. Travers, Prescott Lawrence, Center Hitchcock, II. F. Eldridge and Mr Ware. E. B. Morgan and Egerton Winthrop", Jr, later signified their de sire to join the organization. "Our plan," Mr Ware said, -'is to give a race meeting on a. grass course on Brea ton's Reel, Newport, on land ad joining that owned by the Golf club. We have secured tha dates from August 25 .to SI. There will be six races each day, three of them to be given by jumpers, one hurdle race and two steeple chases, and three on the flat for hun tors. No events will be offered for ponies. The proceeds of the meeting will be given toward the construction of a new club house for the Newport Polo club. Meetings may be held annually, and may be follow ed by a meeting of six or ten days at the track at Providence, R. I. These races at Newport will be the first held there in five or six years." BODIES STILL IN MINE. Vancouver, B. C, March 1. A spe cial from Cumberland, B. C, the scene of the mine disaster two weeks ago, Csays: "After nearly a week, during which a heavy column of water has poured continuously into the shaft of No 2'mine and No G mine, the task of pumping out the wataer has com menced. There are still forty-one bod ies in the mine. ON TO WASHINGTON. St Louis, March 1. Governor Cas sius M. Barnes and ex-Governor A. J. Sea, of Oklahoma,, accompanied by a cowboy band of thirty-five pieces, will reach St Louis to-day, en route to "Washington, to participate in the in auguration ceremonies. Accompany ing the band will be a dozen Cheyenne braves. FRENCH TROOPS TO RETURN. Tien Tsin, Feb 28. General Voyron, the French commander, reviewed the garrison of 4.000 French soldiers sta tioned here yesterday. It is reported that 10,000 French troops will return to France in March. The Taku harbor is open and steam ers are expected to arrive there short ly. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, March 1. For Connec ticut: Occasional rain to-night and Saturday, warmer; south winds fresh to brisk on the coast. , Weather notes: Low pressure areas are central this morning in the Lake, region and in the lower Mississippi valley. Light rain has 'fallen during the past twenty-two hours on the Gulf coast and light snow iu the northern portion of the Lake region. Galves ton reported a thunder -storm. The temperature is rising slowly in the eastern sections. 'Conditions favor for this vicinity generally cloudy weather, with light rain and rising temperature. Barom. Tern. W. Wen, Bismarck ......29.82 . 40 NW Cloudy Boston 30.18 22 RW rt-Cldy Buffalo 29.9G 30 SW Cloudy Cincinnati ....no.as 42 SW Cloudy Chicago ......29.98 24. SW Cloudy Denver ...... .30.14'',. 5fi KW Clear Helena . . . i . . .30.04 54 W Pt Cldy Jacksonville . .30.28 40 NE Clear Kansas City . .30.18 32 1 R Clear .: Nantucket 30.20 28 SW Pt Cldy New Haven . .30.20 23 SW Cloudy New Orleans. .30.08 C2 N Cloudy New York.. .. .30.20 28 S Clear Northfield ... .30.00 . O S Pt Cldy Pittsburg .... .30.03 40 SW Cloudy i St Louis V.. ..80.1 34 W , Cloudy i Rt Paul ......29.74 SO W Cloudy, Waatotngttm ..30.20 32 8 Cloudy attMt ,;)3034 45 KO PtCUjr ! :-"Mi bT"; : '"-v., SUPERIORGOURT Judge Thayer Says Increase of Globe Stock Was Illegal. RECEIVER M. J. BYRNE'S FEE The Court Thought It a Trifle High Attorney Root for Clohessey Says He Will Ask for His .$50 Several Divorce Cases Occupied a Good Share of the Court's Time. Several motions by Attorney M. .f. Byrne, receiver in connection with winding up the affairs of the Evening Globe Publishing Co, occupied the greater part of Judge Thayer's time at short calendar in the superior court this forenoon. Mr Byrne was put on the stand and sworn. He was repre sented by Attorney O'Neill. The first feature taken up was in relation to $500 worth of new stock claimed against John J. Clohessey. Attorney Root stated that he represented Mr Clo hessey, and he did not wish to be con sidered a stockholder of the company even to the extent of the two shares of stock which cost him S50. Mr O'Neill then made the following state ment: Soon after the formation of the Globe Publishing Co the directors voted an increase of stock. Mr Byrne was one of the principal stockholders, owning almost one-half the stock. At a meeting of the company at which it was voted to make a second increase of stock. Directors C. F. Downey and 1). II. Tieruey stated that Mr Clohes sey would buy some shares, and there upon it was voted to increase the capital stock. There were no certifi cates of this new stock issued. In fact, nothing in that respect was ever done except to vote the increase of stock. At that meeting it was also voted to move to Director Downey's building on Grand street. Later Dow ney discussed the details of the pro posed removal to his premises with the result tliat all the plans and votes passed at the meeting fell through. Then a coldness between the directors followed. The treasurer's books showed that Mr Clohessey had paid $50. Mr Byrne, on inquiring into this matter after being appointed receiver, found how Mr Clohessey came to agree to take the new stock. He found that Messrs Downey. Tierney and Clohessey held a consultation: that Mr Clohessey agreed to take the stock if Downey would pay him $700 or JfSOO he owed him. If there was any additional money necessary to purchase the stock Mr Clohessey would furnish it. This arrangement was sat isfactory, but it resulted, as the plans to move resulted, in failure. Director Downey refused, at least lie did not comply with his part of the agree ment. Meantime, however, Mr Clohes sey had paid $50, but refused to put in any more because of Director Dow ney's backing out of the agreement. All of the original stock was paid for expect $400 worth owned by II. C. O'Siillivan. Mr Byrne thought this was uucollectable. The court remarked that the last increase of stock was illegal and At torney Root said his client. Mr Clohes sey, may ask to be given back his $50. The court looked iu Mr Byrnes' s re ports and found that the indebtedness of the concern amounts to about $1, 000: that of this sum Mr Byrnes claims $:500 and Attorney O'Neill $500 each for services, and that some one else had a claim to make up the balance of the total. Mr Byrnes stated that M. J. Brzez inski bought the good will and plant of the paper for $SO0 at public auction, and that during the sale he received a bid of $500 by telephone from Col onel Doherty. These were the only bids. Mr Byrne, in reply to the court, said he had no understanding with any of the bidders regarding the sale. The court inquired if Mr Byrne con sidered the sale a fair one, in view of the plant and paper being sold for al most three times less than it was ap praised at. Mr Byrne answered that the proposed sale was thoroughly ad vertised in the newspapers in New Ha ven, Hartford and other nlaces as well as in the local ones for three days be fore it took place. Mr Brzezinski sold the property at a loss of $100, and the expense of running it two or three days, Mr Byrnes said. The court said he could not see what the receiver did to entitle him to $800 from the proceeds of the auction, to which Mr Byrne replied that he en tered eleven suits for collections and did a good deal of other work. As for Mr O'Neill's claim of $500, he said it was voted by the directors to retain Mr O'Neill to defend the paper in a libel suit. This suit, Mr O'Neill stated, was practically out of the way. though it is yet on the docket. This libel suit, he continued, was the chief cause of stopping the publication of the Globe. The court asked Mr Byrne if he thought any one taking up his reports could ascertain what work he had doue. He then advised him to settle all the accounts that are offset. This resulted in a discussion of the nature of many of the bills, in which Clerk Marsh joined, and held that a claim which he represented should not be set down as uncollectable. The court finally ordered that all the reports be amended so that they will show the exact situation of affairs. The following court cases were as signed for hearing next week in the order named after the suit of the town vs the Connecticut Lighting and Rail way Co: George II. Clowes vs Ran dolph-Clowes Co, a motion to dissolve an injunction restraining piaintiir irom suing Charles Miller et al: Gotfried Geron,' administrator, vs the Consoli dated Railroad Co; Mrs George Hag gerty vs borough of Naugatuck. and Peter Warerea vs Thomas F. Maher. The cases of Josephine A. Maher. ap peal from commissioners, and Mar garet Walsh vs the same, were' or dered to be taken off the trial list for this term. A motion for default for failure to comply with order of the court in the case of Theodore C. Caldwell against George IL Clowes was withdrawn. A motion for further order of notice in the divorce suit of Pauline Fondeler vs Moses Fondeler was continued to next week. The defendant cannot be found: t A registered letter addressed to him In New. York was returned. - Joseohlne St Hilaire was granted a divorce, the custody of two minor - children and permission to use her maiden name, Lucas. Eugene St Hilaire was the defendant. The case was presented by Senator Kennedy and was based upon intolerable cruel ty and intemperance. The couple were married in Brewster, N. Y., February 10, 1807. They lived in Middlebury, Grauby, Naugatuck and South Leon ard -street, this city. The next case was Samuel Lavine vs Sarah Lavine. The petition iu the case was based on desertion aud im moral relations with other men. The parties were married in Poland in lSS:i. Two children, aged 15 aud 11 years respectively, resulted from the union. They lived in New Haven for some time and while there Lavine found that his wife was also the wife of Max Kaperman. :IIe then obtained a divorce from the Jewish rabbi. The defendant had previously obtained a divorce from the same source, but this the plaintiff did not deem sufficient. Mrs Lavine was sent to prison from this city. Judge Cowell represented Lavine. Judge Bradstreet has a suit pending for tiie amiullmeut of the wo man's marriage to Kaperman. The court did not think desertion had been established because it was shown the couple had agreed to part. She evi dently married Lavine according to the tenets of her church. The case was continued. Susan A. Litchfield asked for a di vorce from George A. Litchfield on the grounds of immoral relations with one Jennie Levitt. Sheriff Rigney testified to making personal service upon de fendant, whom he found living with Jennie Levitt in Detroit. Mich as hus band anil wife. Defendant admitted to witness his relations with the wo man. The court questioned the sheriff's right, to jurisdiction iu Detroit. He did not think the service legal and the case was continued. Notice by other means will be served on Litchfield. Alice E. Smith applied for a divorce from Hugh A. Smith and the restora tion of her maiden name. Ross. They were married at plaintiff's father's house in Thomaston May 12, 3880. and in Bristol on December 21. 3896. de fendant disappeared. Judge Bradstreet presorted this case. Smith is now suppo-ed to be in Trcmont, Del. Plaintiff lives with her brother. Charles Vail. West Main street, in this ciay. Mr Vail is secretary for the Hall & t'psou Co. The petition was grant ed. Marion E. Smith vs Harry W. Smith. These parties were married by the Rev Mr Hollister in this city Sep tember 5. 3895. and about September, 1897. defendant departed to parts un known. They lived in the south and plaintiff used to spend the summer north here with her people. Her hus band would send her money for her return to him. but in the June in ques tion he refused to send any and .when she wrote him on the matter he replied telling her to stay north until be would write further. Her parents of fered her funds to go to him. but she thought it betcr to wait and declined the money. In September. 3897, he wrote her, when her patience was well night exhausted, advising her to remain home because he was through with her. ThoTo was another woman in tlie case. Plaintiff was minutely questioned by the court, as she seemed to lack natural curiosity as to many things in connection with the case which would arouse suspicion in tlie average wife. The court found the evidence did not prove tlie allegation, though he surmised there was ground for divorce. He deferred decision. Arvid Enlind was ordered to pay his wife $.'J5 for counsel fee to defend a suit for divorce. Judge Cowell stated that his reason for making tlie above request was because Enlind has taken from his wife thousands of dol lars. "He is an adventurer," said Judge Cowell. "and having gone through his wife's property ought to be made to pay for defending this suit." Attorney Kennedy, represent ing plaintiff, denied all this. Enlind. is a physician and lived in Naugatuck and New Britain. The case of the town vs the Con necticut Lighting and Railway Co for SI 0.000 has been adjourned to Tues day morning-at 9:30 o'clock. Attorney Beckwith was granted an order for further notice in the1 divorce suits of Margaret Lawlor against Francis Lawlor and Mary Jane Phelan against John Phelan. Intemnerance and cruelty form the basis of action in each case. While Judge Thayer was . loowiug over the list of uneolleeiable debts owing the Evening Globe he came across the name of Jack Rose, who is well known in this city find all over the state for f hat matter. "Jack Rose." he said, and then he smiled and every body smiled. ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAYS. Washington, March 1. Electric street railways have been instituted at last in Cardiff, Wales; Mannheim, Germany, and in Auckland. New Zea land, according to the Fnited States consuls at those points, in reports to the department of state. A modern service of this sort already has put into operation at Mannheim. A New York company is arranging to build the road iu Auckland at a cost of about a million dollars. - The innovation at Cardiff is hailed with delight. BRAKEMAN KILLED. Springfield, March 1. Edward La porte of Ienaselaer, New York, was killed in the West Shore yard of the B. and A. road at 5 o'clock this morn ing. He was a brakeman on the train which left Albany at 5 o'clock yes terday afternoon and his train had but just entered the yard this morn ing when he fell beneath the wheels of the car. Nobody seems to know how the accident happened. CUSTOMS OFFICIALS WIN. Vallejo, Cal, March ' 1. Captain Winslow of the navy hospital steamer Solace, who refused to allow the cus toms officials at San Francisco to' search the vessel for dutiable goods on her arrival at San Francisco from Ma nila last Sunday, has received a tele gram from the a vy department order ing him to allow the customs officials t osearch the vessel." Court R. T. Phelari". P. of A., held a largely attended meeting in Johnson's hall last evening. Three candidates were " initiated and three propositions were received. Otherwise business of a routine nature onljr was transacted- - Convicts Guarded By Military Were Orderly, The Loss Will Reach In the Neighbor hood of $300,000 Books and Papers Saved, But All Other Furnishings Were Destroj-ed. 1 Lincoln, Neb, March 1. Nebraska's state penitentiarjr three . miles front this city, was almost, destroyed by a lire which started last midnight. The loss will exceed $300,000. There was no disorder among the convicts, who were guarded by militia men. hastily summoned from Lincoln. The maiu building of the penitentiary was prac tically new. Nothing was left but the east wing, occupied by the warden, the chapel and a small reserve cell room.. The prisoners were removed to the; reserve room under extra guard with out difficulty. So far as known nu one was injured. ' -. - The fire was discovered by Warden Davis shortly before midnight. An alarm was immediately given, . con victs, guards and employes were aroused and an appeal was telephoned to the Lincoln fire department for help. The convicts were ordered to clothe themselves and were marshaled into the great court yard, where, for several hours, 300 of them were kept standing in a long double lino undr the espionage of a score of armed guards patrolling the top of the wall surrounding the yard. Warden Davis and his aides mada quick work of removing the books, records and papers of the institution to a place of safety. Nothing else of value was saved from the burning structures. The lire originated in a kitchen, of the warden's apartments, and spread in all directions, through the main building. The Lincoln fire department responded with hese carts and steam ers, and two streams from the pond were soon playing on the flames with the effect, however, of only temporari ly checking their spreading. - After it was seen that the major portion of the building was doomed, all efforts were concentrated on the east end of the building, occupied by tlie deputy warden, the chapel, and containing a reserve cell room. Tho woodwork in this portion of tlie build ing was thoroughly soaked and tho firemen finally succeeded in saving it. All bedding and extra clothing for tlie convicts was destroyed, and it is probable that until permanent quarters can be provided the convicts will have to sleep in tents. 'Warden Davis took charge of tho institution February 3G. "I have no opinion to offer regard ing the origin of tlie flames." - said Warden Davis. "Several trusty con victs prepared supper for my family in the room at 0 o'clock, but all of them retired to their cells early in tha evening. How tlie fire started is more than 1 can say." No complete estimates of the losses has yet been made. It is certain they will reach $;00,000, however, with no insurance. CITY NEWS. Martha Washington council, O. S S.. gave its annual sociable in Speed well hall hist uiglit. The board of education will noC meet this evening but will meet at .l o'clock to-morrow morning for iiti nortant business. ' The T. F. Meagher club will cele brate Emmet's birthday Monday night. The program includes a banquet at tha Hub dining rooms. Miss Minnie Swenson of Second ave nue is substituting at the Southern New England telephone office this week in the absence of one of thu regular girls. Frank Parsons, for several years manager of the Republican, was made the recipient of a handsome dressing case last night by all the old em ployes of tlie paper. A little girl arrived at the home of Mr and Mrs Edward S. Hellmann. Ti Park place and that is why Eddie has grown several inches taller and why Grand-pas Hellmann and Bauby ara shaking hands all around. Lawrence Mullen, aed SO years, died this morning at liis home on Hickory street. He leaves a widow and two children. Also his parents, who reside iu Ireland, and one brother, James, of this city;. The funeral will . be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Waterbury Grocery Co was closed to-day on an attachment placed . on tlie firm of Stoddard. Gilbert. & Co, of New Haven, for a bill of $300. It is thought that the matter will": bo straightened out in a day or so and that the business will go on as usual. Charles J. Sawdey, who has- been -the advertising manager of the Repub lican, has been engaged by Mr At water, the new proprietor, as general manager. He says that he will retain most of the present force and will move the office within ten days or two weeks to another location. .. . .. Assessor John W. Burns was sworn; in last night by Town Clerk Brett. There will be no change in the clerk ships, the Misses McKeon and .Miller being retained under the new board. This is a wise move. They" are com petent, obliging clerks, and the board showed good judgment in deciding to make no changes' there. Timothy Gorman, 19 years old. waa , arrested this forenoon by Officer O'Hearn charged with breach of tho peace. Gorman is accused of annoy' ing a girl of about 14 years of age, -by - following her and trying to induce her to speak with him. The girl lives on the City Mills, road and attends tha Webster school and on her journeys to and from the school was Gorman's favorite time for following her. There seems to have been some mlsv take about the building line on Bank, street opposite the Hellmann Brewing; -Co's plant. It is the boiler room ou the west side of the street, not the cold .: storage structure that projects be-- yonu lue street line, mere is no uuiiu ing line in the place, but all the prop erty was bought of N. J. Welton undec agreement to keep in ten f eet. i It la said that Mr Welton relieved the eo pauy of this obligation. The the matter, will be adjusted, Trltboot k:J jK tft3,' K'J.,.',i '