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WATERBURY- EVENING v DEMOCRAT,- WEDNESDAY, .DECEMBER 10, 1902.
POLICE COUET EOIITGS IWaterrllle Couple Occupied a Good Tart of the Court's Time. The preliminaries to a divorce case were heard by Judge Burpee- in the city court to-day. The complainant was Mrs Ray, employed by the Welch Hosiery company in Waterville, and the defendant was her husband, John D. Ray, who is employed by the Amer ican Pin company. He. is also a bar ber and his trade he plies evenings. He was charged with non-support and was defended by ' Attorney Noble E. Pierce of Bristol who ran on the dem ocratic ticket in the recent election for attorney general. 'Mrs Ray said she had been married twelve years and has one child, a girl of ten years. On November 19 last, she was obliged to leave her husband. She felt she could no longer live with him on ac count of his cruelty. She said he used to use towards her the vilest lan guage she ever heard. She did not think there were words in the Eng lish language to express such thoughts as his. His expressions used to Btartle her and frequently he tojdher she could leave the house and him as soon as she liked. A. so, he freqrwMit'y struck her. A short time before 'sav ing him, he threw her against a dross frame and she fell over a chair. She thought he was out of his mind he was so cruel. He owns tbe property in which they, lived. Si;;ce last April she has been employed by the Hosiery company and she managed 10 keep house by going honv? from the factory early to prepare the meals, do her washing, etc. Her husband dften told her that if she .left him he would not support her. but that he would sup port the child. Under cross-examination by Mr Pierce, Mrs Ray said she has a di Torce case pending against her hus band. She got a piano' for the little girl and she managed to pay for mu sic lessons. But her husband in his fits of anger tore up the music sheets, her photographs and other things. A year ago last November she was oblig ed to leave - him. Mrs Ray denied that one of the photographs her husband destroyed-was thnt of a friend of hers named Mason, a delivery clerk in a grocery store. She denied , that Ma son was the cause of their trouble and that her husband found her walking on Linden street one evening last fall. Explaining this she said she had told her sister Fauline that she would to see a friend living at 14-Vine street, .that she was going up Linden street when Mason overtook her and her husband came upon them soon after. She denied, waiting in the shadows of Prospect street for Mason and in answer to Mr Pierce's question why she did not take a car direct to North Main street, she asked Mr Tierce if he . did not think a walk would do a woman good who had been indoors all the week sewing. . She denied meeting Mason in Oak , ville the following Monday, his de livery day in that village, and she -'further denied that she went with him to the opera house. She admitted telling her husband that if she did meet Mason the, or if they happened to be sitting -iear each other it was an accident. . . ' 'Didn't you meet Mason on Perkins ' street?" asked Mr Pierce, and here the court thought the attorneys had taken the question far enough and it was time to pull them up. Judge Burpee said that he was not trying the di vorce case and that this was the turn all contested non-support siiits take. If the complainant had left her hus band it was doubtful if she would be entitled to support from him, but the child was, -without question. Tins is practically a divorce hearing, he said, J and he did not want to hear a divorce suit,this was not the court for such a case. Thereupon Attorney Durant stated that the defendant was willing his wife should get a divorce. Attorney Pierce replied that he had agreed with Mr Durant upon everything except the amount to be paid Mrs, Ray for the support of the child, "and I told him" went on Mr Pierce, "that we should ask fqr the custody of the child later. Until then we should pay for the child's support but not for the wife's." The court thought $3 a week would - be sufficient, bflt Mr .Pierce, thought it was too much. To which Mr Durant said that it was hardly enough: that the child was sickly, that she was receiving music lessons, and if she was accustomed to that way of living the lessons should continue. However, the court finally thought $4 a week would suffice and then continued the case thirty days to see if Ray shall pay that amount. Un less he does an order to that effect shall be issued. " In the case of Vincent Sivo who was bound over yesterday morning for bribery, a bond of $200 was imposed. MRS ZINNO FOUND. CONTRACT IS A NOVELTY. The One Presented to Employes By Novelty Mtg Co. The contract which the Novelty Manufacturing Co have proposed to their employes to sign, absolving them from all responsibility in ease of acci dent while at wotk, is exciting ccn nient in legal cncJf.. -A Democr.it l-eportei sho-.yed tie form of contract to several Jan vers yestei'day to get their opiniva or. it. end all but. one uZ about bal? a dozen said it-was nol worth .!;-- paper it was printe I on. Those who held it was not a legal con tract based their opinion on tho grounds of public policy.' They held that on such grounds alojo the con tract would not be sustained in any court. But there were other grounds on which it would not stand, either. One was that if was an illegal con tract because its provisions were main tained in implied threat; thai it was force! upon the employes. The fact that half a dozen men have been dis charged from the company's employ because they refused to sign the con tract would convey the impression that it was s.itned by (the othrs merely to save Heir employment; cw sequer.tly, they were forced to sign the paper by the threat of discharge from their jobs. The third ground on which these lawyers held the contract would not be upheld by a court was that its provisions were manifestly aimed to relieve the company of the charge of negligence in case 'of accident. In that case the company could be as ne gligent as it is possible to be, and yet if an accident resulted froni this negli gence the company should net be held responsible. In other words, the em ployes were bound to care for machin ery they do not understand and for which at present men are employed to take care of, while the company, un der the contract, could let the machines rot for want of proper care and yet be exempt from responsibility an case of accident. The lawyers who took this point of view said that no person can be relieved of the consequences of his negligence, ! contract or no contract, and that the men who were discharged for refusing to, sign the contract in question ought 10 "have signed it for it would not save the company from lia bility in case of accident to an employe.- Public policy was against such a contract, ithey said, and any thing against public policy is not sus tained by the courts. The one lawyer who took the differ ing view is one of the most prominent in .the city, and while he did not say that such a contract as that in ques tion here was legal, he saw do reason why any contract between employer and employe should not be legal. : It made no difference in this case wheth er or not men were discharged by the company for not signing it, . or that 4t was signed by others under the implied threat that they would be discharged if they did not sign it, he, saw no rea son why it was not legal. . But he added that it, was evidently; an unfair, unjust and cruel contract, and that no matter what the consequences would be to him, were he an employe of the company named herein, he would nev er sign it. - Nearly Dead from Exposure When Found by Mr Doran. ' Superintendent Doran drove out to the plank road yesterday afternoon to look after the woman reported wan dering about in that district. He found her near the pumping station. - almost exhausted from exposure, and brought her to the store of Mortimer Heffeman. on East Main street whore she was placed beside a warm fire. She proved to be Mrs Zinno. who keeps a store at 448 North Main street. She is 39 years old and the ner mind has not been right since the death of her husband which occurred about- a year ago. Monday she left the store without saying where she. was going. The children scoured the the town p search of her and had given her up as lost when they le'arn ed of her whereabouts and called at the place and took her home.- 'The woman's mother, Mrs Rose, Greago, died yesterday afternoon, but the daughter knows nothing about it. How she managed to live out doors Monday night. is a mystery. Mayor of Havana Snipendev. ' ; HAVANA, Dec. 10. Emilio Nunez, civil governor of- Havana, has1 sus pended the. mayor of Havana, Senor O'FarrilL pending investigation by the court of a charge of usurpation of power which has been brought against him. This charge is an outgrowth of the recent strike, in which the mayor figured prominently. It was expected that Senor O'Farrill would resign when former Secretary of Government r Tamayo gave up his portfolio and when Chief of Police Cardenas was reinstated in office. Enrthit;ake Ira Ecuador. GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador,. Dec. 10. A 4vere earthquake has ju.it been espy "i- EFFECTS OF THE COLD SPELL. - Very Little Coal to Be Had Yet Wiihal ' Not Much Suffering. , . The official weather bulletin for Wa terbury for the twenty-four houi ending af 5 o'clock yesterday after noon.' as issued by N. J. Welton of the state meteorological bureau .shows the hiffhest temperature 20 above and 12 below. ; This is the I coldest, in years. ; but if one can take the Avord of others who have thermometers the mercury, dropped considerably belOAv that point. It was pretty cold last night., too. but not so bad as the night before, but severe enough to keep people off the streets, so that the num ber of folks seen about town were few and far between. This is Wednesday and the stores will be open during tho evening and this with other reasons which it is not necessary to remind young people of may prompt people to crowd into the center regardless of the weather. Many families are experiencing much difficulty in getting coal and in consequence wood', gas and gasolene are being used for heating purposes in larger quantities than ever before. It is hard lines in homes where there is little of anything to burn ana not much to eat, still Superintendent Doran of the board of charities, said to-day that all worthy applicants are receiving prompt attention and that the number is not any larger than ih for mer years. It is thought that were it not for the high prices of fuel the de mands made upon the. city for assist ance would be -less this winter than last year. This is accounted for by the amount of work on hand for out door laborers. Young men who " are keeping com pany and don't stand in with the old folks have their own troubles, and some of them tell sad tales, of the hard ships endured since the cold snap set in. Of course there is no remedy for this. It isthe same old story and the boys who are now suffering in this way must look to themselves frvr to. Mief. They should get down to busi ness and provide suitable homes for themselves by next winter. To be sure it might be said that the old folks might make some allowance for their girls' best "fellers" In such trying times as we are passing through, but after all considering the high price of fuel, it is hard to exnect a man to fur nish more fires than they need for their own accommodation. Some people who are now keening house had a lit tle experience in this business and can appreciate the feelings of those who are endeavoring to do their love-making out in the cold. They didn't find it as miTohb?rdship as one might think, and no "doubt ihose who are now passing throucrh a similar ordeal would much prefer the rigor of the fiercest kind of weather than remain at home and run the risk of getting the bounce. It is said that Waterbury people feel the cold more than their neighbors do, but there is some question about this, for those who drop in here from other places appear as anxious to get close to the fire as the old. residents. H. "W. Atwood of the town store said to day that young people who find fault with this weather should be ashamed of (themselves. He recalled the time when he was a boy in Woodbury and used to remain out skating or .sleigh iDg until midnight and then go to bed in a eeild room and sleep like a top. He recalled occasions when he often woke up 'and found bunches of snow that, had been swept in through de fecrive windows sticking, to his . hair, and picked it off 'and rubbed it over his brother. . 72-74 South Main st, Telephone 220. IETAL LttPS A handsome line of "Brass Lamps nickel plated, made for No. 2 and No. 3 burners. , These goods were, made by one of the best Lamp mak ers in this country and being something out of the ordinary the chance to buy them will not be likely to occur again for a long time, if ever. Price 31 JO Worth $ 1 .50 LEHIGH CLEAN COAL i : ,-.t gives the very best satisfaction. Try a ton from us before you purchase ,vour winter supply, and we are" sure that you will be so well satisnea whi you will place your entire order with ants-For Sale-To Rent w ANTED A good intelligent boy. J. H. Devereaux & Co., 25 Kast Main St. 12-9-3 T O RE1ST Two rooms, 39 Denny St. 12-8-3 lO RENT Five rooms, new house, all im nrovfiments including iras: near factories and trolley. Inquire 47 South Leonard St, tf. FOR RENT Tenement of 4 rooms, Martin Scully, corner Luke street and Sylvan ave nue. . 12-4-tf TO RENT Tenement 5 rooms, second Uoor. N All improvements, Opposite church and school. V&j W ashington street 12-2-tf For Cliristmas Decorations we will have Wreathing IIol ly in any quantity, Green Wreaths, Holly Wreaths, Christmas Trees, also lots of Palms, Ferns and other sea sonable plants. We carry the finest line of Jardinieres in the city. C RE Oil LADIES to work for us on sewing machine at home. Materials famished any dis tance. Good wages. Stamped envelope for particulars. ArnokTs Co., Operative Sewing Co., So. Knd, Boston. 12-1-lm. US. John'McEIIigott. Office. Fitzoatrick & Glos- ter's, 60 South Main St. Telephone connection. ; 1 Sensible Gifts Here are a few from the, Toggery list: Warm Caps, 50c to $6. - . Underwear, $1 to $0. ' Sweaters, $150 to $5 Cardigan Jackets, $1.50 to $1 Gloves, all prices. - Collars and Cuffs. . " Underwear. Call around and see our" stocfc; F.A.fenzeI&Co 25 .EXCHANGE PLACE. MEN'S TOGGERY. GAGGED A TELEPHONE1 GIRI Bank Robbers Also Sandbagged a Po- ' liceman Got Little Booty. . Pittsburg, Pa, Dec 10. A band of saie-eracKers visitea me town oi ir win twentv miles east of Pittsbursr. yesterday morning, but after assault ing w imam w eigei, tne nignt ponce man. bindinsr and cr.nsrtrinsr I-iessift Kill ton, operator1 af the telephone, and. wrecKing me uig sieei saie or me 1irst IsationaL bank, they got only a small bootv. . , . v - " , - v. The assault upon Weigel took place a block away from the bank building. The policeman was sandbagged and then carried to the telephone office, which is over the bank. Before the girl in charge could send in an alarm she was overpowered by two members of the gang. Another who seemed, to understand the switchboard, cut off all means of communication, while the pair gagged the girl and tied her to the steam radiator. Weitrle. who was still unconscious, was bound, gagged and leit lying on the uoor. ; The safe-crackers then broke into the bank, and the girl upstairs was al most frightened to death by the seven explosions that followed. The vault aoors were forced open, but the out laws could not breaS Into the strnnc box, although they almost wrecked the uuuuJiig Li.yjlig lO UO II. A Miss Taylor, who lives acr03Sythe stract, -heard the explosion and opened her bedroom window to look out. A watcher for the burelars saw her nnr! : fired two shots, neither of whieh font eaect satisfied at length that they couia not reacn tne box in which the bank kept most of its money, the tnieves tooic a bag of silver dollars, a bundle of pennies, some articles found in the safe deposit boxes rented by the bank, and a"bout $1,000 in money and stamps belonging to the postmaster. An alarm was finally given by Miss Fulton, who worked herself loose from the ropes that bound her. She ran some distance to the railroad srsitlnn and told the story to the man in charge i of the office. The thieves left the town I i a 1 1, : i PROF..H, E. LIGHTHART, Specialist in Rheumatism, and Chiropodist, Sal South Main. Invites all cases for immediate treat ment, including those pronounced incurable. Consultation free, U-go-lm FOR RENT 6 rooms 1100 West Main street. Modern improvement, $12. 4 rooms lo Cooke strea t. Modern Improvements. 610. In quire John O'Neill, 131 Cooke street. 10-7-tf rpO RENT Furnished rooms, 50 Linden St. Inquire at L, C Kxoonerj, -,'tS0 North Main street, 4-t-f WANTED By manufacturing house relia ble person to travel, calling on retail merchants "and agents. Local territory. Po sition permanent. Business successful and rushing. Salary $1 .024 a year and all expenses. Previous experience-unnecessary. Address Standard Housoj Caxton JJ'ld'g. Chicago, a-13-tf TAKE YOUR PICK Three family house. Division street, $4,000; three, family house, Court street, $3,000; three family house, Cos set street, $5,000; three family house, Charles street, $3,500; three family house, Round Hill street, $3,500; three family house, Mill street, $5,300; four family house, Union street, $5,000- J. T..PHELANe 42 Bank Street. - Take elevator. NUTMEG GRATINGS News Items Boiled Down for the Ben efit of Our Busy Readers. The $5,000 libel suit of Alfred F. Howe of Derby, the well known news paper man, against Rev George M. Brown, pastor of the Derby M E. church) has been withdrawn from the superior court. Mr Howe alleged tnat Rev Mr Brown had made slanderous statements regarding him in the pul pit. Dr Herman M. Biggs of the New York health department, after a visit to the village of Baltic yesterday pro nounced the suspected cases there as smallpox without a doubt. Dr Biggs was called there by County Health Officer Higgins and . the investigation appeals to settle beyond question the dispute which has existed over fifteen cases at Baltic. Dr Biggs pronounced the diagnosis of Dr W. E. Ray - of the Hartford board of health entirely correct. ' The New Britain high school as well as the parochial school of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church were compell ed to close yesterday on acount of the fuel situation. The New Britain in stitute will be closed on Sundays hereafter so as to save coal. The Connecticut Railway and Lighting company has just twelve days' sup ply of coal on hand. The fire depart ment succeeded m getting ten tons j-osterday fiom the gas company' to be used in emergency. A certificate of increase of its capi tal stock from $18,000 to $100,000 has been filed with the . secretary of the state by xthe American "Shear conpany of Woodbury. The lotos Chemical company of Danbury, capital $3,000, has filed a certificate of incorporation. Word came j'esterday of the death In Sjdney, N. S. W., of Charles E. Fisher, who came to notice" through his alleged connection with the "gold from salt water" company,. organized by Rev Mr Jernegan. He was 3S years old and leaves a wife and one child. Mr Jernegan is teaching school in the Philippine islands. NEW GAME APPARENTLY.' 82 UNION AND 25 EAST MAIN ST. . . Telephone. A FARM Of 10 acres, located on the Bristol road, house of 8 rooms and barn, at $1,000; $-100 down., A good poultry farm, 0 acres, Prospect center, with buildings, largely tillage land, at $1,200, part cash. C. S. LANG, Real Estate, 151 Bank St., Room 2! Over Jones & Morgan's. For Sale. L WE INSIST A very desirable modern eight-room house, only three minutes' walk from trolley', first class location, easy terms. Money to loan on real estate. ' Loren R. Carter 11 East Main Street, PEASe PIAHOS Hote Better 5ade Nearly seventy thousand made, and sold in sixty years. Remarkably clear, sweet tone; easy action. Highest class pianos at " a reasonable price, and on easy terms. Come in and hear its tone and see its beauty. WaterMry Piano Store ' 24 EAST MAIN STREET. '-. B-M Ml That it is wise to buy your clothing when you need it and pay afterwards to have the use of them I while you save up their cost, if you don't pay too fi much for the accommo dation. The Manhattan Clothing and Cloak Co is noted for their low prices, reliable goods and their liberal CREDIT TERMS, A little down, the bal ance in small WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF - PBR week;. ANHATTAN 0 Inn mm 199 BANK STREET, Prichard B'ld'g. Room 3., UpStairs. " BROWN & CRANE, Undertakers and Funeral Directors 152 East Main Street.. Telephone call 123-15. Night calls answered at store or Dis trict Telegraph office. ' II. J. Crane, residence 30 Elizabeth street; telephone 133-23.. T. H. Brown, residence 14 East Main street; telephone 123-15. Everybody does ' ; or should begin to think about holi day presents and the time has . THE HEID k HBGHES DRY GOODS CO Telephone 41 0. But. Boland's Gift Enterprise Appears Not to Have Prospered. New Havep, Dec 10. The detective bureau is investigating the record of James Boland, who was arrested Mon day night tjy- Officer James Bellman, on a charge of idleness. Bolan had a new game, so simple that it appeared hardly possible it could succeed. Last week he took orders in the tenement district for a package of needles. He represented that each package would be af 'ompanied with a piece of crock ery as a gift. He probably saw some 50 or GO people about the scheme. Monday he started "over the ground again. He did not, however, offer to deliver the needles or the crockery, but tried to collect the money. A list of five or six persons from whom he wanted money has been ob tained by the police. Bolan was arraigned in city court yesterday morning. ; His ' case .jvas continued, so that something more can be learned about him. - 1 r TIMELY TOPICS A $500 OFFER FORV THE POOR. 1 John H. Dillon of New Haven Makes a Statement. New Haven, Dec 10. John H. Dil lQn, of the firm of Dillon & Douglass, issued the following offer to New Ha ven citizens last evening in the Tontine hotel, in the presence of a number of reputable witnesses: He said he would give $500 in gold with a like amount donated by nine teen other persons in this city to raise a total of. $10,000 to buy fuel for the poor. If the nineteen are not found he would give $500 with any other nine persons in the city to make a total of $5,000. and if that amount could not.be raised he would give $500 in gold him self to buy fuel for the poor. .: Four, years ago Mr Dillon says he gave away 200 tons of coal and 200 blankets to the poor, through a prominent at torney in this city. The coal was given away in small quantities to the deserv ing poor about the city; . ' . . , '- Great values in boys' suits, and reof ers'at E. fl. K 51 d tiff &, Go's. Boys' sweaters 05c, caps 2o? io-15c - Conlon Bros' great December sale of holiday goods, watches, jewelry, blankets and comfortables is going on. Children's trimmed hats in profu sion at I. Chase's All-the correct shapes and at suitable prices At 0 o'clock to-night Dodge's new shoe store will be opened on South Main street Souvenirs to purchasers. Escallops 35c a quart at the Fulton fish market. Pure cod liver oil for sale. The" Colby-Sherwood Co ; invites you into their store and get warm. You might also buy a pair of warm ghoes. Specials at Castle's are ' legs Iamb 12c, forequanters 7c, hams 12c, shoul ders 10c. : ' - Speciall values in dolls ; at Reid & Hughes for 'to-night and to-morrow. LaTge line to select from. Grand opportunity to buy Christ mas gifts at Jacobs' auction sale of diamonds" and jewelry. ' Furniture that is Bight in construc tion, styje and price is .the kind J. M. Burrall sells. , Gloves of every description, Scotch wool, lamb, 'possum or squirrel, from 50c to $4.50 at MuSUingsr Paul Aslieim would remind ladies that pipes, cigar cases or a box of ci gars would be a good present. . Violins, mandolins, banjos, guitars, pictures and bric-a-brac at B. Pollak & Co's. ' " ' - Gloves, mittens and sweaters in great variety at Miller & Peck's. Pro tect your 'horse with their blankets. Strictly all wool children's toques for 10c each at A. Mailhiot's; have keen 25c raid 30c. Wedne cial Values in Dolls for sday Night and All Day Thursday KID BODY DOLLS 20-inch long, jointed at hip and knee, well proportioned, always sold at $1.39, - Special 98c each 18-inch long, jointed at hipand knee, regular price $1.19 Special 84c each Celluloid Floating Dolls, very light weigh ul practic ally unbreakable, usuaP price 60c, Special 49c each A good line of Dressed Dolls, good size and' completely dressed, 49c each, from 69c A BREAKFAST FOOD tit For your Sunday Morning Breakfast nothing is so "good as one - of our COFFEE A XMe Xrbtt 122 EAST MAIN STREET. Glotfilng' Our Great wal V Oere oo Sale in Boys oats and Reefers. Suits, We have marked the prices on each article to sell them at once. "You can get a larger assortment here than at an store in the city. Prices on Suits, Overcoats, Reef-ers-$l, $1.25 $i:459 $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, 83, $3.50. Boys Sweaters, 95c Boys' Caps, 25c, 45c. J 1L-Jd 0 Kilduff Co, ARRIVED when people think before they act and it should be so with -spending your CASH and buy only useful goods, we have made ample preparations in our var ious branches, and every department is chuck full of the most useful articles in which to enjoy the Holidays, and our low prices and TERMS afford everybody the op vportunity to obtain any needed garment for any member of the .house, without any inconven ience. t lie uuaramee Credit Clothing Co. 33 and 3 J E. Main St. and 15 Phoenix Ave. DON'T YOUR HENS LAY? TTTrv w(11 frnofontflfl rfVvtr Will If VOU V V AAA vci. 11 "vv " s have a Tvarm place and will use Dr Hess' Pan-a-cea according to direc tions. vr hfivA another car of Chicken Wheat on track that la. .white and clean, looks good enough for flour. Wo ask $1.50 per hundred. If your little pigs, calves ana coats are not doing as well as they should give them "Blatchford's Calf Meal." Write to us for circulars telling how, to use it. - Your chickens are now shut up and you will have to give them something to make egg shells. We have Oysteo Shells and Grit for such purposes. When you want your Oat bin filled telephone us for price. Snow Cream and Daisy Middlings, The Piatf-II! Co. SO BENEDICT STREET. Winter Is Near And Coal is Very Expensive Just at Present, but We Have, the Only Coal Saving Stove ON THE MARKET. If you intend to buy call An and we will tell you the good points In Heat ing also Cooking Ranges., CompletdT line of House Furnishing Goods. Headquarters for high grade Cutlery, Joiners' Tools. Plumbing, neating, Tinning. t BARLOW BROS CO 63-65- 67 GRAND STREET. If Your Old Piumbar Cannot Come, Try us. . it We don't want to deprive him of a job, but wish to assist thosa who have trouble with their plumbing. I will give you the service of the highest paid men in the trade. If you are thinking about buying a stove ask about the STAMFORD, it will pay you to inquire, every one praises it that has used it. We do roofing and conductor work. P. H. GARRITY. 221 Bank St" TeleDhona 403-1. Frank Miller & Co O O A IL-r 11 SOUTH MAIN STREET. COAL ALSO WOOD AND CIXARCOAU JOHN BYRON, Yard near Plume & Atwood'a. Uptown olhco with J. II. Uevertt3 s Cf)i 23 Cast U&ia ctrtxl