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VOL. XV. NO 280
WATERBPRY.-; CONN, TUESDAY; NOVEMBER 18, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.-
HTCHEU. B WARY
Attorney McVeagh Trying to
Put Him in Tight Place.
A REMARKABLE ADDRESS
THE HEARING IS DRAGGING
Commissioners May Suggest That
Something Be Done to Expedite
Matters It Will Take Many Weeks
to Finish If They Don't
Seranton, Pa,: Nov IS. Another
large crowd was In attendance in the
Bt:perior court room to-day when the
anthracite coal strike commission be
- gan its fourth day's siting. ; Mr Mitch
ell, who has been on the stand since
last Friday, took his place in the wit
ness box and his cross-examination
was resumed. It was . the general
opinion of attorneys to-day that some
arrangement will have to be made to
.shorten the inquiry. At the rate pro
gress is now being made it will take
many weeks to hear both sides to the
controversy. If; counsel takes . no ac
tion it is likely , the- commission will
.suggest that something be done. The
commissioners .recognize that Presi
dent Mitchell Is the most important
witness the miners have and they are
loath to have matters hurried while he
is on the stand. He being the presi
dent of the union his opinions are
looked upon as official and also as re
fleeting the policy of the organization.
Before proceeding to the examina
tion, John T. Lenahan of Wilkesbarre,
one of the attorneys for the non-union
men who want the commission to take
up their case, handed to the commis
sion a list of 2.000 names of non-union
men as his authority for appearing be
fore the arbitrators. He did not wish
the commission to make the names
public at this time, but as Chairman.
Gray said everything filed witif the
commission is public matter the names
were unofficially handed in and were
l . . l.T."nil!nn 1 Trt nlon
nor given oui iui puuurauuu.
filed a statement of the non-union de
mands which were published this
morning. ; - '
Mr MacVeagn In resuming his cross
examination said he would be glad to
get an expression as to the influence
of acts of violence upon the temper
and disposition of the union men said
to have committed them. V
The witness said that he would not
assume that the acts of violence are
true. "If," said he, "Forest City
which had been referred to would! be
an example of towns and cities In the
anthracite field it would indicate tnat
-we were a very, law-abiding, religious
people.. .. . - . -" - - ir. -
"The question," Mr'MacVeagh said,
'Is whether or not you have taken the
proper methods to prevent a repetition
of violent acts when they have oc
curred." He did not care, he said, by
whom these were committed. "What
I am trying to show," he continued,
"is that there is a growing spirit of
violence and disregard of law in your
organization and that your Influence
over them is Insufficient to keep them
law-abiding and peaceable as you de
jsiro them to be." .
under this arraignment of the union
Mr Mitchell retained his complete com
posure. The question met with a ready
response. "The fear that my influ
ence." said he,r "is not sufficient to de
ter men from the commission of 'crime
is a contradiction of the claims often
made about me." , "
He was free to say that some men
may have been deterred from going to
work because of violence, but the strike
itself -lost more in public opinion; by
reason of that than it could possibly
Sain. "
The cross-examiner and the witness
then plunged Into a spirited colloquy
over the question of whether, one man
nas a right to prevent another, man
from selling his labor. .
The best answer Mr MacYeagh could
draw from the miners chief was that
Ti o AA Tint- finnrnvA nf nnTnnp rrimm it-
tin? an unlawful art.
Commissioner Wrisrht asked Mr
'.Mitchell the following:
"Do you consider It Justifiable for
employers In a certain district, in order
to resist the demands of the union, to
paralyze that industry?" .
Mr Mitchell answered "No."
"Would the same answer be made If
I should substitute union In place- of
employers?"
"I think in either case," answered
"Mr Mitchell, "some other avenue of ad
justment should be sought."
That Made by Frof Kazazis at New
York Was Sensational.
New York, Nov 18. A .remarkable
inaugural address was delivered by
Prof Kazazis, the new president of
Athens university, says a dispatch to
the Times from Athens by way of
London. Describing the university as
the great, center of the Hellenic idea,
by which the unity of Greek national
ity was to be achieved, Prof Kazazis
urgently appealed to the patriotic sen
timent of the students, exhorting them
to embrace the national program and
to execute it in word and deed. "Carry
your patriotism," he concluded, "tp.the
limits of fantaticism, madness. Hate
your enemies, and pursue them to
death." - - .'
MOLINEUX SEES COUNSEL.
He Wants to Discuss His Wife's Di
vorce' Proceedings
New York, Nov. IS. Roland B. Mol
ineux went to the tombs court to-day
to consult George G. Battle, one of his
counsel, who was engaged there on a
case and later Mr Battle said that
Molineux wanted to talk with him
about divorce proceedings soon to be
started by his wife. "
One of 'the employes in the court,
who has ; known Molineux since the
latter was first arrested, congratulated
Molineux on his acquittal . and then
added: "I see you're in more trouble
now. - You have won a fight a good
deal more bitter than this and I guess
you will come out of this one all right."
"Well, I guess so," replied Molineux.
STRIKE IN SHELTON.
Employers Want Men to Eat Dinner
While Attending Machines.'
Shelton, Nov 18. Fifteen men em
ployed by the United Box and Board
Co went on a strike to-day because of
a rule recently posted ordering the men
to. bring their dinners to the factory
and eat while working the machines.
Fifty men are employed by the com
pany and it is expected that the ma
jority will join the strikers.
THE ANNUAL MEETING.
New. Britain, Nov 18. The thirty
sixth annual meeting of the general
conference of Congregational churches
of Connecticut opened in the First
church here to-day. One hundred and
fifty delegates were present. The
nominating committee recommended
for moderator Prof F. C. Curtiss of
Brookfield Center; for scribe, Rev F.
B. Bacheller of East Hartford; for as
sistant scribe, Rev W, Hayes , of An
dover. The address of welcome was
delivered by -r Russell T. Hall of New
Brita in.
HARVARD MAY PROTEST GLASS
. New Haven, Nov. .18. Yale menin
this city have received news from
friends in Cambridge, that the Harvard
football authorities are considering the
adyisibility of protesting Glass on the
ground 'that he is ineligible. The re
port says that Harvard"has received
information that Glass while at Syra
cuse university, played, on a football
team In which the players received $200
each. The Yale authorities have re
ceived no protests from Harvard.
STORM WARNINGS.
New York, Nov 18. The local weath
er bureau has received the following
from Washington : "Northea st storm
warnings are displayed on the Middle
Atlantic and New England coast; storm
central off the Carolina coast; moving
northeasterly; brisk to high northeast
winds are probable this afternoon .and
to-night on the Middle Atlantic and
New England coast, shifting to wester
ly Wednesday. (Signed) Henry." .
WAREHOUSES BURNED.
Glasgow, Nov 18. The Anchor Line
warehouses here were destroyed by. fire
to-day. One man was killed and sev
eral were injured. The loss sustained
by the company is very, heavy.
.'- i
MINISTER AT WASHINGTON.
Berne, Switzerland, Nov 18 The
bundesrath has appointed Fernand Du
Martheray to be Swiss minister at
Washington. M. Du Martheray Is now
secretary of legation at Rome.
LLEO IN THE
1
Well known Horseman Was oh
His Way to Boston.
Had in His Charge a Stallion Which
Was to Be -Shipped to England An
Accident on the Shore Line Road on
Which the Car Was Traveling Was
the Cause.
Madison, Conn., Nov. 18. Samuel
Cruttenden, a well konwn horseman of
New Haven, was killed, and Joseph
Lockstrom of Auburn, R. I., a brake
man, was injured by the derailment of
an express freight, train on the Shore
line division of the New York, New Ha
ven '& Hartford railroad early to-day.
Cruttenden was riding in a stock car
on his way to Boston with a stallion
which was to be . shipped to England.
His body will be taken to New Haven.
" The breaking of a coupling pin in the
middle of the train led to the accident.
When the train passed Guilford, the
operator at that station discovered that
It had broken: apart, and notified . the
operator at Madison. Through some
misake in signals, the forward section
of the train Was stopped at this point so
that the rear end crashed into it and
three cars were derailed, blocking both
east and west bound tracks from two
to three hours and delaying mail trains.
Cruttenden's head ' was crushed.
From the investigation of the medical
examiner, it is uncertain whether the
man was struck by' the open door of
the car when the collision occurred, or
whether he fell under the hoofs of the
stallion. A tramp who was also in the
stocc car escaped uninjured and left
the scene hastily after the accident.
Lockstrom who was head brakeman
of the train suffered a fracture of the
leg.
BOYGOT
II FII .
President of Trades Assembly
Says Time is Not Ripe
CHOLERA IS .SPREADING;
.Jerusalem, Nov. 18. The -cholera
epidemic is spreading rapidly. The
populations of Gaza and Lydda (Ludd)
have decimated and the authorities
are taking flight At Jaffa there have
been 57, deaths in thre days. The dis
ease Is raging in neighboring villages.
2Zo complete returns of the mortality
are available. The people in the strick
en distflets are in a sad plight and re
lief Is needed everywhere.
nARVEY LOGAN IN COURT.
Knoxville, Tenn, Nov 18. Harvey
Logan, alleged train robber, whose
gang held up a Great Northern express
train in Montana for $40,000, has been
placed on trial In the : federal court
Lere. He was brought Into the court
room under heavy guard and mana
cled. V-
SPECIALIST ARRESTED.
Peoria, in, Nov 18. 'Mrs Rosetta
TtzIer, an alleged "beauty specialist,"
has been arrested, charged with having
,.r.-9,i the death of Mrs Hattie Hart
IV'kin. Medicine composed, it 'is
, largely of arsenic, figures In the
mSHOP MJLLI7R DEAD.
r -m, Miss, Nov 13. Bishop Hugh
- Thompson, of the Episcopal dio
f Mississippi, tiled at o o'clock
i ruins.
BELLEVTJE'S SUPERINTENDENT.
iew xoik, ixov is. ur Maourn or
the St Lawrence state hospital for the
insane at Ogdensburg, N. Y., has been
elected superintendent of Bellevue hos
pital, to succeed Dr George T. Stewart,
who resigned recently.,
Bad Rail-way vwrclc.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla... Nov. 18. A
disastrous accident occurred ' here at
the crossing a half mile west of the
Seaboard Air line depot. The Carra-
belle passenger train came in. Its en
gine was detached and sent back for a
transfer case, and just on the crossing
the eastbound Seaboard freight ran
Into the Carrabelle-Tallahassee engine,
which later exploded. . Flagman Gwalt
ney of the Carrabelle, Tallahassee and
Gulf was killed, and Engineer F. W.
Hutchinson and 'Fireman Jack Horn
were severely scalded and bruised.
Conductor Rogers of the Seaboard wa3
quite seriously hurt and Leo Costa, a
young man of Tallahassee, had a leg
broken.
Engineer and Fireman Hart.
KINGSTON, N. Y., Nov. 18. A safe
ty plug on the engine of a northbound
passenger train on the West Shore
railroad blew out just after leaving
here, horribly scalding Andrew Geigel
man, the engineer, and Joseph Hertz
man, the fireman, and wrecking the
engine. Engineer Geigelman was blown
out of the cab window, falling twenty
feet away. Five of his ribs were bro
ken, and his head was crushed. Both
men will probably die.
. Earthquake Ij Algeria. ..
OR AN, Algeria. Nov. 18. A shock of
earthquake occurred here at 9:30
o'clor-k lust evening-. The disturbance,
tvhUh l.)srd -ix seconds and was ac-
c -j i ul 'I by loud rumblings, caused
, , ,vr. -sent ? a pacic among
iSerman Xoi Candidate For Speaker.
UTICA, N. Y., Nov. 18.-Congress-
man James S. Sherman has sent a let
ter to all of the Republican members
of congress from New York state say
ing, -that he is not a candidate for
speaker. The letter reads as follows:
l he newspapers have during, the past
few days stated without authority
from me that I am a candidate for
speaker of the Fifty-eighth congress. I
am in receipt of a letter from Mr. Payne
stating that he is a carididate.;Fast
experience has demonstrated that with
two candidates from New York state
for that office neither could be success
ful, I should very much like to see 'this
important position again occupied by a
New l.orker after a lapse of seventy-
five years. I am not willing that New
York's opportunity .should by any pos
sibility' be jeopardized by my candi
dacy, and I write this letter to inform
you that I am not a candidate for J
speaker. I am mailing a duplicate of
this letter to each Republican member
elect from New York state." '
.-..;.;,;;:;,'-: ; i :c -W;-;
Seaport Town Taken From Rebels.
; CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. IS. A
tugboat has arrived at La GuajTa from
Carupano, bringing the news that Sat
urday the government troops under the
command of General Yelutini attacked
and reoccupied almost without . fight
ing the seaport of Cumana, which has
been in the hands of the Insurgents.
The Dutch governor of .Curacao has
notified General Matos, who reached
that island Nov. 13, that he must ob
serve strictly neutral attitude and
conduct, otherwise he will be asked to
leave Curacao. General Matos has shut
himself up in his private house at Wil
lemstad with his family, not wishing
to be seen.
Held For Murder.
GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. . 18.
John Matthew Boudion of New York
has been held without bail for the su
perior' court on the 'charge of murder
ing Michael Brennan, a town contract
or. Bcudion said in the borough court
that he had no intention of killing
Brennan or of shooting hi in, as he con:
sidered Brennan "one of the best men
that ever lived." Brennan and a neigh
bor, John Ramsey, were conversing in
the street near Ramsey's home when
Boudion, who had been drinking, it Is
said, approached and had some words
with Ramsey. Boudion drew a revolv
er, and in attempting to wrest it from
him Brennan, "who had but one hand,
was shotin the temple. Ramsey re
ceived a bullet in the arm. Boudion
said in court that he pulled the revolv
er because he saw Ramsey make "a
movement as though to draw a knife
from his pocket.
The Sentiment at Present is Strongly
Opposed to it Cars Patronized
Liberally This Morning and Union
ists As Well As Others Were in a
Happy Mood.
Schenectady, N. Y.f Nov. 18. The
failure of the boycott imposed by the
Schenectady Trades assembly on the
Schenectady railroad company's lines
is conceded today by labor leaders,
and there is reason to believe that at
the special meeting of thetradesassem
bly called for this evening, the inhibit
lion will ' be removed. There is an
overwhelming public sentiment against
the action of the trades assembly in
orderilg the boycott. Henry V. Jack
son, president of the trades assembly,
who is generally credited with the re
sponsibility for "the Uctlion of that
body, declares in ran interview that
the boycott doubtless will end disas
trously, "as the time is not ripe for
such a 'step." He is furthermore
quoted as saying that the boycott was
observed by but forty per cent of the
trades unionists. This figure is differ
ent from that indicated by Secretary
Carr of the railway company, who de
clares that the falling off in traffic
throughout the city was but five per
cent.
. It is stated that the Masons' , union;
at their meeting last evening, de
nounced the boycott as not based on
sound union principles, and that other
unions will follow their example. It
is said by some of the labor men who
are opposed to the 'boycott that the
step will only have the indorsement of
the unions to which the officers of the
trades assembly belong. The printers,
the lathers, the machine painters' un
ions will meet this evening and it is
said they will pass resolutions con
demning the boycott.
This morning the cars were well
patronized and unionists were inclined
to laugh at the b6ycott . Nothing was
to be seen of the committees who' were
to take the names of the union men
riding on the cars.": One of the things
that was expected to help the boycott
was the sympathy of the families of
the members of , trades unions. How
ever, in many instances,. women refus
ed to stay off the cars when their hus
bands, belonging to the few unionists
who favored the .boycott; asked them
to do so.
The trades assembly, at Its meeting
this eA-ening is expected to call off the
boycott officially. , . -
1IR FffllOI'fll
The Town of Caney in a State
of Siege.
30L GARDNER 'HOME.
Counterfeiters Cap tared.
TAMAQUA, Pa., Nov. 18. Secret
service men have unearthed a gang of
counterfeiters here, and part of their
outfit was found in a room in a hotel
which had been occupied by two -men
who gave their names as Joseph Par
nell of Harrisburg and William Day of
Steelton. Day is under arrest, and it is
said has made Important disclosures.
The detectives say . the gang is com
posed of six men and that they have
been operating in the eastern part of
the state for the past six months, dur
ing which time they placed a great
deal of the bad coin in circulation. It
is expected that others of the gang will
be captured within a few days.
Asnes of Columbus Moved.
SEVILLE, Spain, . Nov. 18. The e-
emony of depositing the ashes .of Chris
topher Columbus in a special mauso
leum was carried out In the cathedral
here yesterday with befitting solem
nity. The coffin containing the ashes
of the Illustrious navigator was Borne
on the shoulders of a party of naval
seamen, and behind it walked In pro
cession the archbishop of Seville, the
cathedral chapter, the minister of ma
rine and a nuinber.of other dignitaries.
ilfter , mass had been performed the
captain general of Cadiz and the arch
bishop took the coffin into their charge,
and it ttcs dpposited in the mausoleum,
where it will remain permanently.
ne Says That the Filipinos Are Good
and Loyal People.
Chicago, Nov 18. Colonel Cornelius
Gardner of the Thirtieth infantry. U.
S. A., who went from Chicago to the
rnuippme lsianas three years- ago
lias neen the guest of honor at a ban
quet given by the Holland society,
Alter a successful campaign in the
province of Tabayas which ended
with the pacification ' of its
people. Colonel Gardner was made
governor of that province, and held
the position until the expiration of his
term of two years.
"The commission sent to the islands
by the United States government has
done, much good, and enjoys the re
spect of all the people over there,"
said Colonel Gardner. "Judge -Taft
has succeeded in winning the confi
dence and love of the natives and is
by them considered their staunchest
friend. The Filipinos are good, loyal
people and soon learn ' to love- men
who treat them in a spirit of friend
ship. .
"In Tabayas province alone over
500 children attended American
schools and had learned the English
language at the time I left it."
CARNEGIE IS INDISPOSED.
London, Nov 18. rMr and Mrs An
drew Carnegie returned to London
with the intention of sailing to-morrow
for the United States, but they have
been obliged to abandon the voyage
because Mr Carnegie is indisposed,
The whole family -were affected by
something they ate on the continent.
Mrs Carnegie and her daughter have
quite recovered. The physicians, how
ever, thing it would be imprudent for
Mr Carnegie to start yet, although he
has practically recovered from his ill
ness. Mr and Mrs Carnegie expect to
said for New York next week.
THE COCOANUT MARKET.
Mobile, Ala, Nov 18. There -is a
great 'glut in the cocoanut market
caused by unprecedented arrival?.
There are now available here 7,500,000
cocoanuts and four more vessels are
due which will add 800,000 more to the
number. Railroads are congested and
cannot 1 move enough to decrease the
supply rapidly. There has been a ma
terial slump in prices. :.
DIED IN THE CHAIR.
Auburn N. Y., Nov 18.-John Truck
was put to death in the electric chair
in the state prison here to-day. Five
minutes after the witnesses had as
sembled in the death chamber he was
pronounced dead. Truck was convict
ed of the murder of Frank W. Miller
in Cgurtland county In 1899, and of
settirfg fire to the house to conceal the
crime.
. NEW PULP PAPER MILE.
Asheville, N. C, Nov 18. A pulp pa
per mill with strong financial backing
and which is to be, one of the largest
industries of its kind In the south, is
to be established in western North
Carolina. The promoters are now ne
gotiating for tracts comprising 72,000
acres of land near Forney Creek.
The Disturbance Started in a Cemetery
During a Funeral Some of the Spec
tators Were Shot as Well as the
Warring Factions. . ; s
Caney, Ky.,' Nov. 18. This little
town has been practically in a state of
siege on account of a fight between the
Frisbee and Mans factions which has
been going on at Intervals during the
last. 24 hours. .... . ; -
On Sunday a child of Robert Frisbee
was buried. Kelley and Bob Mans and
Gatau Howard, enemies of Samuel
Frisbee, and Frank and A I Lykens,
were at the cemetery and began raising
a disturbance. Shooting f ollowcd in
the streets. , ' ,
"One or two spectators were wounded
slightly and one of the Mans', boys re
ceived a bullet in his shoulder. Frank
Lykins was shot in the abdomen.
After, reaching their hotel, Frisbee
and .his friends stationed themselves
at the windows and began firing rapid
ly at the members of the Howard-Mans
faction, who retreated. An hour later
they returned re-inforced by several
friends and riddled the hotel with bul
lets, v." Meantime Lykins and Frisbee es
caped ,to. the mountains on horseback
to arouse their friends.
Frank Lykins will die and Kelley
Mans is dangerously wounded. Both
factions include men prominent in the
affairs of the county. No arrests have
been made and a renewal of the bat
tle is feared.
THE PERRY CASE.
If Has Been Continued Until February
10,1003.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 18, On con
tinuance of the case of George L. O.
Perry charged with the murder of
Clara A Norton at Waverley, Novem
ber 1, came up in the third district
court of Eastern Middlesex to-day and
under an ' agrement between counsel
was continued until February 16, 1903.
FOR NATIONAL IIIGIIWAt.
New York. Nov-18. Agitation for a
national highway from the Atlantic to
the Pacific is the winter program
mapped out at a meeting of tho direc
tors of the American Automobile asso
ciation. The proposed load is to start
at Boston and reach Chicago by way
of the lake cities. From Chicago it is
to follow the old overland route by
way of Salt Lake City to San Francis
co. The Cleveland Automobile club
was elected to membership In the as
sociation. An application was received
from the San' Francisco Automobile
club.
Mil GREANEY SURPRISED.
About Thirty of His Electrical Breth
ren Made Him a Call.
M. F. Greaney, traveling electrician
for the Connecticut Railway and Light
ing Co,-was most agreeably surprised
last evening by about thirty of the
staff: of the Connecticut Railway and
Lighting Co. At 8:22 W. T. Oviatt,
electrical superintendent of Bridgeport,
II.:-Li." Wales and D. B. Neth, division
superintendent of Waterbury; Bert
Cockings, assistant superintendent; - J.
E. Kllbourn, chief engineer, and F. J.
Collins of Southington. a leading poli
tician of that place and a close friend
of Bridgeport's stoker mayor and a score
of other, employes of the company
boarded, a special car at Exchange
place. . At the power house on Bank
street: Mr Greaney was most forcibly
assisted to the car and the party pro
ceeded to ;. Mr ' Greaney's home at 45
Charles street, where the committee of
arrangements, consisting of Joseph
Buckley, John H. Sweeney and Walter"
Martin, had everything in readiness for
an evening of enjoyment. During the
festivities Mr Oviatt in a neat speech
presented"' Mr Greaney : with a solid
rolled gold ring with an inscription of
the K. of C, of which' Mr Greaney is
a member. Mr Greaney feelingly re
sponded. : Mr King and Mr Fogarty
during ' the evening discoursed music
from the mandolin and guitar respec
tively and the entire party assisted in
the "merriment. ,'At a seasonable hour,
after partaking of a bountiful repast.
the party departed with best wishes
for the host. .
CITY NEWS.
Nationalists Control Cuban House.
HAVANA, Nov. 18. As a result ol
a combination with the Radical ele
ment the members of the Nationalist
party how control the house of repre
sentatives and are proceeding to elect
new officers; Speaker Pelayo and his
associate Republicans on the executive
committee having resigned in view' of
their being now in a minority. The
controlling element is not considered
antagonistic to President Palma, ' but
there is reason to believe that a strong
campaign against the Piatt amendment
.will be begun and that an attempt will
also be made to rescind all the mili
tary orders. -
Stromboli Still Spouting- Lava.
ROME, Nov. 18. A fresh eruption of
the volcano Stromboli has occurred,
accompanied by a terrific explosion
and a great flow of lava. It formed a
magnificent spectacle, which was visi
ble from all the northern part of Sicily,
the flames rising from the volcano illu
minating the surrounding sea. The sit
uation of the few inhabitants of the Is
land of Stromboli is precarious. Thej
are especially frightened by the wash
ing ashore of great quantities of dead
fish, which have apparently been killed
by a submarine disturbance
Irish Landlords Favor Conference.
LONDON, "Nov. 18. A poll f the
Irish landlords; which was undertaken
by a "committee composed of the Earl
of Mayo, Lord Dunraven, Captain
Shawe Taylor and other gentlemen in
terested in the Irish agrarian question,
on the proposal to call a conference of
landlords and tenants with a view to
the sale of the land to the latter has
resulted in avote of 1,128 to 578 in fa
vor of holding the conference, for
which arrangements "will be Immediate
ly proceeded with. A circular announc
ing the. result of the poll has been sent
to 4,000 Irish landowners who possess
500 acres and upward."
Earthquake In Salt Lake City.. .
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 18. Two
distinct shocks of earthquake have
been felt in this city. Clocks were
stopped in various parts of the city,
but no serious damage is reported. The
shock was felt at a number of points in
southern Utah. Pine Valley, in Wash
ington county, reports five shocks
heavy enough to damage, chimneys and
throw crockery from the shelves. The
Vibration was from north to scil
SECRETARY ROOT BACK. .
Washington, Nov 18. Secretary Root
returned to Washington to-day and re
sumed his work at the war depart
ment. - !
- WANT OFFICE ABOLISHED.
New York, Nov 18. At a meeting of
the New York State Medical associa
tion, New York county, a resolution has
been unanimously adopted pledging
the members to exert every effort to
ward securing legislation abolishing
the office of coroner.
A dauj'-iter was born ThtuM'.i.r No
vember 13, to Mr and Mrs F. R. Harris
of Tremont st"eot.
Special forecast for Connecticut:
Wednesday generally cloudy; brisk to
high east winds, becoming variable.
The Sterling Jbasket ball team will
play the strong Hartford High school
alumni team in this city on the after
noon of Thanksgiving day.
The engagement is announced of
Miss Mary Elizaeth Wade, daughter of
Mr and Mrs IL L. Wade,-to William
Henry White, both of Waterbury.
A month's mass of requiem will be
celebrated at St Thomas's church to
morrow morning at 8 o'clock for the
late Michael Scully, of Cooke street.
The directors of the Business Men's
a sociation held a short meeting this
forenoon in the office of the clerk,
Attorney Church. Only routine busi
ness was transacted. .
Manager Joseph Guilfoile of the
High school basketball team lias ar
ranged a game with the Springfield
High school quintet. The Waterbury
players are in good condition.
The Tori ington T. A. B. football
team will in all probability play in
this city either on next Thursday or
on next Sunday. If they don't play
the Cadets on Thursday they will play
the Merrimacs at the Driving park on
Sunday afternoon.
George, - the 3-years-old son of Mr
and Mrs Arthur Cleveland, died at his
home, 28 Franklin street," yesterday af
ternoon. The funeral, will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with
interment In the new St Joseph's ceme
tery. The executive committee of the Wa
terbury Business College ' alumni as
sociation will hold a meeting to-night
at 7:30 in the college rooms In the Y.
M. C. A. The alumni will probably
give a dance in Leavenworth ' hall
during the first week in January: "
Chief Egan is In receipt of a com
munication from New Jersey stating
that Charles Amandinger, who claimed
to belong in this city, had died sudden
ly there and requesting that his friends
be notified. ; There is no such name iu
the city directory and the police know
nothing about such a man.
. A. Melrose Burritt died this morning
at the family residence, 04 ' Leaven
Worth street,: after a short illness of
nervous prostration. He Is survived by
his widow, one brother. Anrelo C, anil
a sister, Miss Harriet Burritt. Mr
Burritt was a son of the late Albert
Burritt, the hardware dealer, and was
for many year? r-nected with the
firm of Rogers r " lie was an In
ventor and got o : r. vor two patents,
including one or two Cre escapes. He
enjoyed good health until a short time
ago, when he began to fail and sank
rapidly until the end came. The fu
neral will be held Thursday.
Court Vigilant celebrated its ninth
anniversary in G. A. R. hall last night.
The opening address of welcome was
made by Chief Ranger John Mcl'art
land, who spoke of the growth of
Court Vigilant. Remarks were nl o
made by Michael Cass, Michael Me-
iviimerney or uourt Shields, D. J.
Griffen and Thomas Crane of Court
Linden. James Freney of1 Court Ore
gon and by Tohn Millerick. Songs
p-ere rendered by Charity" FitzDatriek
William Towney and John McNn7tysof
Court Vigilant, Charles Miller of Court
Meany and bv John Burns. Bernard
Henry. John Pleasant and John .1. Coti
rv. and recitations? were given by John
McVerry of Court Vigilant.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the St Mary's Alumni asso
ciation last night, it was decided to
give an entertainment and sociable in
the assembly hall in the Mulcahy Mem
orial building on Thanksgiving nleht.
All former pupils of the school will be
invited to attend. Addresses will prob
ably be delivered by the honorary pres
ident, the Rev W. J. Slocum, the presi
dent, William Ryder and the secretary,
Miss Alice O'Connor. Mandolin selec
tions will be rendered by a mandolin
club and there will be several ; vocal
and soprano solos. After the entertain
ment there will be. dancing. At the
meeting last night a constitution and
by-laws were adopted. -i
A traveling man got quite a surprise
this afternoon when he learned that he
could not be accommodated at the Sco
vill house. He can-led two heavy va
lises and was about tuckered out when
he reached the end of Hodson's billiard
rooms and set them down and com
menced to mop his face. Then he
looked around and seeing nothing but
ruins where the hotel once stood he
acted as if he thought he had. made
some mistake and got onto the wrong
street. 'After staring about for a few
minutes he inquired of a passerby what
had become of the hotel that used to
be there. He was informed that . it
went up In smoke with a good share of
the rest of the town last February.
"Great Scott!" he .remarked. looking
more surprised than ever, "I haven't
been here in a couple of years and never
heard that the hotel was dpstrbjred in
that big fire. Where's the principal
hotel now." lie was directed to call
at the "Waterburv" on Center itrr-t.
E.N0W
AN OLD GAS
The Diiae Saving's Bank Against
Rev Paul McAlleney.
CONCERNS THE CASS1DY ESTATE
Dime Bank Officials Gave Their Testi
mony During the Forenoon The
- Rev Paul F. McAlleney Was Also
Called to the Witness Stand This
Afternoon. s
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Judge Shuntway and a Jury resumed
business in the superior court to-day.
Attorney McMahon appeared in k
motion" to cite in as co-defendent in tho
suit of tho Co-operative Savings so
ciety against M. J. Byrne executor,
Leroy, George and Walter Schhidler.
Attorney Bronson opposed the motion,
but the court allowed it.
It was announced that the case of
Thomas II. Hayes vs Attorney N. It.
Eronson should go over for assign
ment, and also the case of Burritt vs
Burritt, on account of Illness.
The case of the Dime Savings bank
against Paul F. McAlleney -of Meriden
was then taken up. Attorney Cole ap
peared for the plaintiff and Attorneys
Bronson and Danaher for the defend
ant This case has been before the
court about seven years. The circum
stances of it are- substantially and
briefly as follows:
Joseph Cassldy, who was well
known here, and has many heirs at
present here, died in Meriden about
twelve years ago. He was said to le
possessed of considerable of this
world's goods, but after his death his
estate was found to be somewhat of a
dlssapointment to those wno Knew
him, still it amounted to about $22,000,
most of It real estate. He died in Mer.
Iden, as has been said, after a long ill
ness and while visiting, or In the cans
of the Rev Paul McAlleney, pastor of
the Catholic church in that place. He
appointed the clergyman his executor
and left him practically all of his es
tate. Among the various pieces of
real estate was a lot In Meriden upon
which Mr Cassidy has given th j Dime
Savings bank- of this city a moi tgage
for $1,800. Mr Cassidy, of course be
lieved he owned this lot when he gave
the mortgage, and to confirm him In
this belief the town clerk of Meriden
gave the bank a certificate showing
that at the time in question it vvas his
property.' But subsequently it de
veloped that It was all a mistake nnj
a serious one, too, that tile old man
had no right whatsoever , to It. Still,
the mistake was not discovered until
the executor had for several year paid
t'i ll.tcuest on the, mortgage note.
After the discovery, efforts wcro
made to recover the sum given on tho
mortgage. $1,800. This wn tho Initio!
step In a long series of wrangle in the
nign courih. : Finally fore )ii!H rrt
ceedings were Instituted and ludirnimit-
given the plaintiff to recovor -h.. full
amount with the customarv interest.
$2,791. The defendant refusing to
comply with tho order of the court, lh
way was at length clear to try the
case on its merits. The orig nai figMivs
$1,800 have ptown to about $2.S0O.
Damages of $3,000 is asked.
1 he witness for the ulnlntlfT
Theron Minor, a bookkeeper in the
bank, Harry II. Peck and Otis S.
Northrop, officers of the bank. Ti
defendant was on the stand at press
nour. . x lie testimony was of a general
character. Father McAlleney testi
fied to having a conversation with Mr
Peck about a loan In which Mr Pr lr
said the bank should not have to lm
put to any expense and that the mls-
rate ougnt to ue rectified without go
ing to court. Witness replied to this
that he told Mr Peck so far as he was
concerned the bank would not lns
anything, on" account of its transactions
with him. He also testified ihnt ha
did not recall receiving any claim
from the bank for $1,S(K) against the
estate of Joseph Cassidy. The case
may be finished to-monow afternoon.
A SLANDER SUIT.
Man Discharged On Account of -a Two
Cent Argument.
Mrs Minnie WhIIs, wife of C. N.
Wells, who is very well known here,
especlalfy' In manufacturing circles,
has been made defendant in a slaudor
suit for $3,000. Myrcn E. Waters of
Southford, employed by the Diamond
Match company of which Mr Wells
is manager, is the plaintiff and he is
x-eprescntcd by Attorney Carmody.
Waters, besides being employed iu tin
match factory was also employed in
the capacity of general utility man
around the residence of the Wells.
One of his duties was to do the mar
keting, it seems, and on soevrnl oc
casions Mrs Wells hintfd that he did
not pay as much for the goods ho
bought as he claimed to have done,
leaving the impression that he kept
the overchange.. On the occasion re
ferred to in the complaint Waters, it
seems, had but Just returned from the
market after buying a quantity of
eggs and Mrs Wells accused him of
keeping two cents. The information,
alleges she made the accusation in tho
presence of Anna L. Lawson the "sec
ond girl" and Mr Wells. Waters re
futed the charge but it availed him
nothing, Mr Wells discharging him ou
the spot. The town and whole neigh
borhood was soon ablaze with the mat
ter. It was the talk of the town and
Waters seemed to feel and see th
finger of scorn pointed at him t every
Corner. According to the complaint he
"lost his place in society; he was com
pletely ostracized by his fellow men
and neighbors and' thereby suffered
greatly." The case is returnable to
the superior court next month. .
A RATE WAR.
Toledo, O., Nov 18. A passenger
rate war is threatened between thn
Clover Leaf and the Wabash, which
may demoralize the rates from all
eastern points to St Louis. The Clover
Loaf is preparing a tariff which will
cut the Toledo-St Louis rate almost in
two. The Wabash, will. It is said,
meet this reduction and ccarry t' i c;ri
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