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WATERBURY, CONN. THURSDAY FEBRUARY ! 19, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. TRAIN STRUCK SCHOOL CHILDREN. WARNING jVOL. XVI, NO. 64 JUDGE ELMER ISSUED They Were on Their Way to School This Morning. HEIGHT OR TEN OF THEM DEAD "A Number of Others Seriously Injured The Children Were on a; Trolley When a; Train Going at Full Speed . Crashed Into It Trolley Was a Spe cial Run for the AccoisrSodation of Children; Newark, N. J., Feb 19. Running at almost full speed a train on the Dela ware. Lackawanna & Western rail road crashed into a trolley car loaded ; with ptfpilspn their way to the High . Hchool this morning. Eight or nine of the children were tilled.' At least fifteen were injured, some so badly that it is feared they will. die. - The accident occurred at the Clifton avenue crossing long noted as a dan gerous spot. ' - V .. ' The trolley car was one of the spec ial vehicles which the North J ersey Street Railway company runs between- and 9 o'clock five mornings in the week for the especial accommodation of High school pupils. It had on board , young men and women from all parts of the city, many of whom had trans ferred from other lines. After ; the accident had ; been reported all the police reserves of the . second precinct were sent to the scene to keep back the crowds which gathered , almost immediately. The accident oc curred at 8:40 o'clock. So full was it ' that the front platform was crowded jWith',boya.-'-:; -:,.J. . . The train which caused the accident was the Delaware and Passaic express ' which started from Summit at 8:08. There Is some question as to whether both, crossing gates were down when the car and train approached the cross ing at the same time. The motorrnan saw the train and put . on the brakes with all his forcer The car, however,, slid upon' the icy rails . until the front ' platform" projected ; over the 'tracks. .-A moment later the crash1 came. The pilot of the engine struck the front' platform and slewed the car around:; ' The car toppled .over. The pupils by .the force of the collision were precipitated under the wheels of the engine. To some death came Im mediately; Others lingered a moment In fearful agony and then expired.' .. Ther motorman's skull was fractured, ilt la thought that he will die. The' scene of the accident resembled a shambled. Dead or injured children lay-in -all directions. r r Word of the calamity soon 'reached . the authorities In y addition to police reserves, every ambulance in the city was soon on the scene. , ',. . ; The sight was a sickening one when " the crash came. Arms, legs and other parts of the bodies of 'the unfortunate children were scattered in every direc tion and the snow for. a great distance was made blood red. One body was carried two blocks on the pilot of the engine. The uninjured passengers carried the Injured children to nearby places of temporary, refuge. - The trol ley car could not be stopped although the motorman appeared to make fran tic efforts to do so. - ; ? George Gould was conductor of the trolley car. He said: -: 'J" - "ItV.the custom for trolley conduct ors to leave their ears as this crossing is approached and as the car stops to run ahead and see . if the track if jrlear. . ' ' . "I should have done that this morn Ing had I not seen that the gates were lowered. Naturally -1 concluded that the car would stop and the first thing I knew of any danger was when we went crashing through the gates." Mounted : Policeman fituckey of the fourth precinct was an eye witness of the horror. He saw the , train ap proaching and said the trolley car had projected about four feet over the track when it was struck.? There were about twelve children on the front platform grouped around the motorman. It is not known wheth er they hampered the motorman's movements so that he was unable to apply his brakes to stop the car. Pas singers on the train heard the screams of the children two blocks before the train struck the car. From the force of the collision the front part of the trolley car was carried three blocks down the tracks. The engineer was so stunned by the accident that it wag al most necessary to pull him off the en irlne. . ' ' .- ', - : Twenty injured persons were, taken to hospitals. A number of others were able to go to their homes. The follow ing identifications of the dead have been made: Marion N. Price, Emily E.' Scholl, Miss Blair. Miss Connolly, Miss Webb Two bodies not yet identified were dreadfully mutilated. The injured are: Miss Ciola 111. daughter of Fred 111 Helen McCord, 16 years old. Lillie Geraghgy. 17 years old. . - Mina Bull. 17 years old. Margaret Cammerford, 19 years old In serious condition. Minnie Lvttle, 14 years old. Fannie Nevious. lfi years old. Frederick Lindsley. . Oscar Barclaift. EXTRAORDINARY SESSION." President Roosevelt Will Act Unless the Senate Does. Washington, . Feb 19. President TJnnsPvplt will call an extraordinary sesion of the", senate of the flftyeighth congress unless both the Panama canal and the Cuban reciprocity treaties are rnHfie,i at the present session. The president made this -declaration to sev oral senators to-day. It is said that there are grave reasons of.a'jtate why both treaties should be re as possible. FIRE IN FORESTVILLE. Drug Store and Dwelling House Wiped i Out This Morning. ; Bristol, Feb 19. A one story frame structure, occupied as a drug store by W. J. Reynolds and a two story dwell ing house owned and occupied by Charles Loomis in Forestville were completely destroyed by fire at an early hour to-day.' The flames started, it is believed, from an explosion of chemicals in the drug store and quick ly communicated to the dwelling. All of the contents were destroyed. Tne total loss will reach about $4,0CO which is partly covered by in surance. - '. : - - The zero weather occasioned much suffering among the firemen and the in mates of the house and seriously handicapped the efforts of the fire fighters. CALLED HIM A LIAR. Result Was the Fighting of a Duel With Swords. Budapest, Feb 19. A duel with swords was fought this morniner be tween Baron Fejervary. minister of iiuuuuax aerense, ana Deputy Lengyal a a result of a dispute in the Hungarian chamber Tuesday, when the mini .stp.v called the deputy a liar, for which he was reDutea from the chair. Baron Fejervav- was sllsrhtlr times in the right hand and this event ually prevented him from continuing LiJC v;uiiitviU j.iie oaron wno is over 70 years of age declined to refuse to ac cept the challenge on the score of his age. -.- , : I He Has Been Studying: Military matters in Europe. Work Undertaken at the Request of President McKinley He Says the Government Was Embarrassed Dur ing the Spanish War in its Efforts, to Use the State Militia. ' Washimrton Feb', 19. Three ?vears aaro William Carv Santrer. then inspect 4 or general of the New York National guard and. now assistant secretary or war,' made a thorough inspection of. the reserve and auxiliarv forces of Eng land and of the militia of Switzerland. This' work .was voluntary, for though President McKinley greatly desired it there was net it nnrnnri H n n a v a i In lil -- and Colonel .Sanger defrayed his own expenses. The resuif of this Jnvesti,-, sued from the government plQting of-, flee which it. is thought 'wilt become; a textbook for the military student. Says; tne author: "The story of the SDanish-Americnn war has much which Americans must read with pain," and then he tells how. seriously the jrovernment was fmhsir. rassed in its efforts to make use of its' cumbersome and refractory state militia. "If the state forces" are main tained with a view to national rfi-iso in time of need," continues Colonel oanger, "tnere ean be no excusfe f or not devising In time of peace the best plan for utilizing their services and if it is admitted, as it must be, that the arhiy and state forces combined will not be numerically strong enough to carry on any great, war, it is" our plain duty to decide in advance what is the wisest and best plan for expending our fighting force when such action is ne cessary." ' Ha vine: sounded th1 Sanger proceeds to state in retail result of his investigations in England auu owuzenana, the former country having been chosen for inquiry because 1 'CTciuuiBa me united States in hav ing no system of conscription. WAS PRO-AMERICAN. . St Petersburg. Poh iQTi,nt,.,i. the Venezuelan imbroglio the Russian press was pronouncedly pro-American. The Novoe Vremvn osaTioioii. iished freauent pdii-rtHnio n-t4-j. '-'"i" auuufl aua aerenaias: . j.uc pnper menuonea, however, inclines to the belief that in the final outcome American prestige will be damaged and ; German prestige ) ivecn interest has been shown in ,-t.he' n LUC jjuuiiu, who were genuinely anxiously for the SANK, AFTER COLLISION. Atlantic City. N. J.. Feb 19. The steamer Goldsboro, Philadelphia for New York, collided with a four-masted schooner off the Little Egg Harbor life saving station to-day. The schoo ner ank in a few minutes." It is thought the Goldsboro rescued the crew of the schooner. report received here from Little Eg Harbor says that boats were lowered from the Goldsboro after the collision and the crew of . the wrecked schooner ' were taken aboard the steamer. PRESIDENT GOING - TO DENVER. Denver, ; Col, Feb 19. President Roosevelt is coming to Denver as the guest of the chamber of commerce on his western trip during the coming spring. A lette rof acceptance to this effect was read to the directors of that body last night by President Meyer Friedman. It was in reply to an in vitation sent recently. REPORTED EXPLOSION. New York. Feb 39. It is reported that an explosion has occurred at Fort; Lafayette in the New Y'ork harbor in' a ' magazine. - Ambulances and physi cians have been summoned from Brook lyn.. . . COAL PLANT BURNED. Sydney, C. B., Feb 19.- The coal washing plant of the Dominion Iron & Steel company caught fire this fore noon and burned rapidly. The loss is estimated at $100,000. , GER'S MUNTflRY REPOR STRIKE IS ON FORTY DAYS-NO SETTLEMENT YET R. G. Benjamin Who Was Run Down By Trolley In Town To-Day Hi s Wife Still Confined to Her Home Merchants Complain of H Poor Business " Boss " Farley Recovering. - ' The strike is still with us. It sticks like adamant and folks who are- wait ing to see it fall to pieces will be like ly to grow tired standing and want to sit down. : The company is running cars without any interference what ever on the part of the public and the strikers are operating their ''buses to good' advantage.' -Under these condi tions the chances are not bright for a settlement unless either side, topples over and there does not appear to be any Immediate, danger of that, one be ing about as well prepared f or a long siege as the other. . The public is still looking on and no matter which way the dispute ends it is safe to say that the people .will have a powerful influ ence in determining which will be in the ascendancy when peace once more spreads her mantle over Greater Wa terbury. ( : So far there is no appreci able increase in the "number of patrons on the cars, and probably this is one of the most puzzling features of the strike, especially to the men who have been brought , here to take the places of the old hands, and to others who claimed that the people would ride as usual after a few days, and that the thing would be nothing more than a nine days' wonder. Various reasons are. being assigned for the moral support shown the strikers by citizens who are not affil iated with organized bodies' of work men and who are in positions which put, them out of reach of the ordinary mortal. .This is explained in many ways, 'but what appears to be the most logical is that most of the strikers toe long In Waterbury' and have families here, and naturally all had more or less influence in shaping public, opinion so that the strikers "have a firm i grip upon the public and it ldoks as if they are likely to hold It. , It is said tjiat. the company realizes this and that in the future an effort , will be made to employ help not only in Waterbury but in every, other town; where it op erates street' railroads who have no ac quaintance with the public. But peo ple may theorize as much as ; they please as to why so few ride in the cars and so many want to use the 'buses without , any ; protection from the, elements, the .fact remains, any way, that for some cause, or other Wa terbury does not appear to be trolley mad, these times ..djiif -the present .state of things;- continues during the spring and summer 'months we'll have a,PPPJl.tyoioy?'P''I' dif ferent modes of conveyance for it is certain' that ' if - the. jnen and the com- E Highwaymen Pushed Revolvers Into Their Faces. Thirty-two Persons Gave Up About $700 One Man Who Objected to Be Searched Had Narrow, Escape from Being Shot. - , Los Angeles, Cal,- Feb 19. The daring deeds of .highwaymen who seem to have invaded -Los Angeles in force, reached a climax last night, when two unmasked men held up and robbed a carload of "passengers on the Los An gelesPasadena electric line. Thirtytwo passengers, one-half of" whom were women, were forced at points of j revolvers to surrender cash and jewelry to the amount of between $500 and $V00. .The robbers perf ormed their work quickly but eftectively. Th car was held for ten minutes. - The men then left it and disappeared in the darkness. The hold-up was carried out in a, way that .marked the two out laws as old hands at the business. Thenar left Los Angeles at 9 o'clock for Pasadena. Nearing a point just south of the Arroyo, the motorman ob served two men making signals for the car to stop. As he slowed down two men clambered upon the steps, one at either end of the car. They presented revolvers at the heads of Conductor Bayhoff and Motorman Corwin and drove them inside the car. With1 re volvers in their hands they stood in the doors and in foul language ordered everybody to "dig un the coin and jew elry." . The robber at the car door stepped upon a box and from this com manding position covered the. startled passengers with his revolver. The other one passed down the aisle, taking pocketbooks, coin and watches and thrusting them carelessly into his coat pockets. While taking the property of the passengers the bandit kept up 'a flow of abuse. John W. Gay. agent of the Raymond Whitcomb excursions, narrowly es caped being shot by the robbers. He resisted being searched, pushing the robber back. Instantly the man shoved his revolver towards Gay's face. The latter struck the weapon upwards just as the trigger was nulled and the bul let passed throu eh the roof 'of the car. Another passenger showed some in clination to resist. "Get your had out of the way thpr " ordered the man at the rear door, "till I get that man." With th"t he turned the revolver upon the unwilling passenger,' who quicklv gave up hig valuables. The women passengers were terrorized, manv of them screaming, others weeping. N distinction of sex was made and the women' gave over their cash and PASSENGERS HID washes without a show of reluctance. The conductor and motorman wre told to kep thr hands above their heads. The rohbrs forgot to search Conductor. Baoff and -consequently dissed about $50. ' V V fpany fail to bridge the chasm' before the fine weather sets in the strikers will have something better than the 'buses, and if it gets to where It will be simply , a choice as to whether one : pays a five cent fare in an automobile : or a trolley car Waterbury may make up its mind'that it is in tor one ot tne i most tedious strikes that ever occurred ;in any part of the country. This is not. encouraging, for It cannot but re sult in .making more , or, less bad friends, which in a general way will not be of much benelit to anybody and 1 may result in , serious losses , to. some. . ' I Some of the merchants are talking of the advisability.' of calling a mass meeting to - see " 1 f v some means ; could be , devised to straighten out the' snarl, but others do not think that this would amount to. anything and claim that the strike w!ll Jhave to wear itself out along the lines mapped out by both parties tO'the con flict. Some of the merchants complain that the strike has injured their busi ness, while others say that they do not think it has affected their trade one way or the other. Probably "it is true that it has scattered trade more or less on account of the difficulty in reaching the center from the outlying sections. i Mr Benjamin of Woodbury, who was run down by a trolley car some time ago on the .Watertown road, ; was in V town to-day for. the first time since the accident, if such it might rightfully be termed. He is still suffering from the shakeup?, one of his arms from the shoulder to the wrist being in bad shape, and it is a question if he will ever again be the tugged man he was before he got hurt.'-, ilis wife and sister-in-law,: who were with him at the time, are still laid up. One of Mrs Benjamin's arms isparalyzed and it Is believed that her injuries are of a per manent nature. Her sister's were not Quite so severe, but she has not yet fully recovered. One of the horses was also disabled. Mr Benjamin says that he asked the company to furnish him a horse to. take him home: but. a deaf ar was turned . to his apneal and he liad to anply elsewhere. This aroused ; his" ire almost as much as the run in. He clflims;that the trolley Car ran into, the rear end of his. wasron without any warning. Hhas placed his case fn the hand s of .Tudire , Tow.e and 'intends - to se'-thflit It Is pushed. -' "Boss" Farley, who was Inlured Mnn dav niffht while' foUnsr,wSth t" Wt snow.nlow, 'it.l,nirrvinjr..and will 'be as good a new in time. The wound is. paRs!nr thronffh the healing nvQfpss.' pvt it;i fered thatthAre-win a cab there for . a long time, probably forever; -y-: : - ..'' v II MB Man Who Died Last Night in , Salem Mass. The.Vessel Was Captured by Pirates In 1832-John Battis, the Dead, Man, H the Last "Survivor But One of the . Capture. -.- ... ' . . 1 Salem, Mass, Feb 19. The capture of the Salem brig Mexican by pirates in 1832 is x-ecalled by the death during the night at his home here of ; John Battis, a; well known citizen, , who was next to the last survivor of the crew of that vessel. Jv Mr Battis was born lu 1816. When fl. boy of 16 he went to sea and was on board the Mexican at the time of her capture while on' a voy age to Rio Janeiro. ' On September 26, 1832, freebooters boarded - the brig, bound the members of the crew, plun dered the vessel and then set her ( on fire, leaving the captain and sailors to their fate. The men managed to frea themselves, however, before the flames had attained great headway and Were able to extinguish the fire and put the ; brig in condition again. The Mexican eventually returned to Salem. j The pirates were subsequently cap tured and niost of them were executed. The last survivor of the capture is Cap. tain Thomas Fuller of Salem. After quitting the sea Mr Battis learned the co-operate trade. He is survived by a widow and a son, Edward C, ' a well known member of the Essex ' county i bar. , v j MILITARY. OR UNION? Member of Naval Reserves Must De cide to Which He Will Belong, New Haven, Feb 19, William J. Ko- J nitz. of. 72 Washington street,, a paint-, er employed at. the Thompson shop on Orange street, and a member of the naval reserves, has been refused ad-j mission to the Painters and Decorat- ors' union because he belongs fo a mil itary organization. Mr Konitz feels badly over the fact that he has been refused admission to the union, buj would not give up the naval reserves and the friends that he has made there to gain admittance. When Mr Ivonitz's name was proposed recently to the union for membership the union agreed to take him in with the condition that when his term of enlistment expired he would not re enlist, but to this he would not agree. Mr Konitz .has been In the painter's business for ; the past five years and has been out of his term of apprentice ship for a year, and though he has some friends in the union he could not see' his way clear to leave his military organization. NA'UGATUCK LIBRARY CLOSED. Naueatuck. Feb , 19. The.'public li ¬ brary was closed to-day because of the scarlet fever-epidemic. no The executive committee of th strikers to-day issued the following statement: This is the 40th day of the strike and finds our band of faithful men gathered together In unbroken ranks and fighting steadily for fair play and justice. -,-;v : The press stated last -night that some of , the trolley lines ; were still partly closed on account of the snow storm. After 60 hours, and with a full, supply of experience (?) this seems rather strange. You can bet with the old men on deck the lines would have been open long ago, for they would not have been allowed to sleep until they were opened, v Everything, seems to go with the trolley company now, how ever. 1 -A : There was more trouble at the Hotel de Car Barn early this morning. The first intimation the outside world had of it was when those living near the barn fceard cries of 'Stop, thief" ' and then heard all of the strike breakers ordered to line up "and answer roll call. It seems that yesterday was pay day at the barn and each of ; the strike breakers received his share of what is left of that $100,000 which Manager Sewell says his directors gave him to put us out of business. While the others were sleeping.last night, we un derstand one chappie, who was troub led , with insomnia, arose and visited, ah of his sleeping palsi before he had secured all of the dough in "sight some one discovered him in the act and then the fun began. 'i When discov ered, the fellow dropped down, through, a pit and climbed up around the other side and got ' into another fellow's bunk. When everybody had jeen aroused and , the roll call taken, this fellow, was the only one missing and he was found snoring peacefully, ap parently. His little ruse didn't go, however, and we understand he had to shell out or be hung. , The : Hotel de Car Barn is becoming quite f amous -lately on account of these little soir ees. ' The weather has been against us most of the time since we started the 'bus line and we have had hard .work to run on anything like schedule time. We thank the public, however, lor the good patience it hasrhad cwlth r .us. Our sleigh 'buses are quite the feature at present and are well patronized, espe .ciajly by the ladles who .-seem,) ta en joy -theaoYelty;. , JtYemtnds our men somewhat of the7 good, old summer d&ys,y whefl trolley -parties, at $20 a car, were - In . vogue, : FWe cents on our "buses seems to give fully as much enjoyment. - " CHI 1 ELECTRIC WI Exciting: ' Scene in Montana's Senate Chamber Last Night Opponents of Measure Wishing to Cut Off Debate on Bill Put Senate Cham ber in Darkness Two Senators Had Made the Statement That - They Would Talk All Night. "Helena, Mon, Feb IQ.--There was an exciting scene in the senate chamber last .night and a riot was almost pre cipitated when someone cut' the elec tric . wire leading into the capitol building for the purpose, it is charged, of stoppng debate on a bill under dis cussion. , After the break had been re paired Senator Kennedy charged that Janitor Curtis, who, it is , said, was caught in the act had been ordered to cut the wire by senators favoring the bill. The senate was in committee of the., whole and had under discussion a bill providing for a change of venue in civil .cases. y This bill, which is said to have a good majority in the senate, has been bitterly fongb4: by the Heinze people. To prevent a. vote being ta ken. Senators Kennedy and Tewey, Heinze leaders, ; asserted that they ' would talk all night, and .from 4 o'clock in the aftevnoo until 2 o'clock this morning they alternated on the floor. At 2 o'clock the senate r ad journed. " ' i ' FINANCIAL PROSPERITY'. San Francisco, Feb 19. The, final statistical reports of the bank commis sion for January 1, 1903, shows a state of financial prosperity in- California that is believed to be unprecedented in the history of the nation. There are nine sayings banks in San Fraucisco"; with deposits of ' $144.28-4,235 and 173, H76 depositors.; ha viug an average de posit of $831. In the fifty-three interior savings banks $53,728,277 Is deposited. These sixty-one savings Banks of. the state of California aggregate the grand total of $198,012,512, distributed among 24.952 depositors, with the unparal leled average of $694 89 per depositor. : . , f- EXTRADITION GRANTED. . Concord, Feb 19. Requisition papers in the case of former Mayor Ames of Minneapolis-were presented to-day by Sheriff Dredger of that city and were honored by Governor Batchelder, after a hearing at the state house. The gov ernor signed an order for extradition, but it is considered doubtful if the phy sical condition of the man will admit of an attempt to take him to Minneapolis. COLD IN WOODBURY. -Woodbury, Feb 19. The ' coldest weather known Jn several ' years was experienced here last night, when the mercury registered 15 degrees below zero. "At . 8. o'clock r thls morning the icmperature was 8 below .V Would Allow No Outbursts Of Applause in Court. VANASSE FOUND GUILTY, ALSO The Cases Against Men for Breach of Peace Against Trolley Co the Topic of the Hour 'Attorney Kellogg Ask ed for Nolle in Case of William Seery Michael Breen Found Guilty Ryan and Hartford Go to State Pris on Yesterday Reilly Fined $25 and Costs for Placing Torpedo on the Track. . It did not take the Jury in the case Of the state against Michael Breen long to decide whether or not he was guilty. This case was heard in the superior court yesterday before Judge Elmer. It was the first of tne half dozen cases for stoning the trolley cars. Notwith standing that Breen's cqunsel, Attorney Cassidy. put up an able and eloquent plea, the jury found him guilty on both counts after a deliberation lasting twenty minute" " Sentence was de ferred. James Reynolds, charged with break ing into Alderman Stanley's house on Division street last unday morning, changed his plea to guilty. Attorney Richmond, his counsel, stated that the, man ; was deeply intoxicated and un able to determine what he was doing at , the time. He was never before charged with any serious offense. He has been all his life in thjs city and some years ago received a fall wmch he believed injured his head. Evenjn the opinion, of Attorney Kellogg it was a peculiar case, for he could not under stand -why "'Reynolds should return ; to the house a. few minutes after he was ejected the first time he effected an en trance. - Reynolds has borne, the repu tation of a harmless citizen. He was sentenced to one year in jail. . " ' Daniel .O'Connor of Naugatuek also changed his pic to guilty. lie was charged " with attempted rape. By agreement of counsel it was understood that if O'Connor changed his plea he should be dealt witn leniently. Attor ney Kennedy represented him. Assist ant State Attorney Kellogg recommend ed an indeterminate sentence of not more than six and, not less than four years in the state prison andthe court so ordered. ; .'-;. The next case was against Patrick Dwyer, who escaped the Boers' bullets only to come here and get himself Into most serious trouble. He was charged with' attempted rape on a little girl liv ing on Washington street. Mr Kellojeg stated .that.. while he. was confident he eould prove the case, still he was con tent to let it go and change ; the com plaint to common assault, more for the sake of the little girl and her mother than for :. the prlsbner. The girl's mother told, him she could not endure another examination on the witness stftnd and the publicity that would at tend it He thought a heavy sentence should be imposed, a fine of $300 and a year in jail was the maximum. Attor ney, Phelan for the prisoner, replied that the case was not; as bad as it was painted. Dwyer was advised against going to the house of the child's mother to board by a man who had boarded there. He was sure to get into trou ble, he was told; but the prisoner hav ing known the woman and her friends in th old country, thought her. house should be the best he could go to when he came here a stranger:- almost direct from the battle fields of the Transvaal. He has a wife and four children in the old country, waiting .for him to, send for them.- ... ."Then why did he plead guilty if he is innocenti?'.'" asked Judge Elmer sharply. "I am inclined to take the state atorney's view of this. The sentence is a fine of $25 and costs and one year in jail." ' Patrick Hartford, Richard Clark and Bernard Doyle, who were brought to the court on a bench warrant .from the city court, pleaded not guilty to Jbur glarizing M. J. Daly's shop., , . Attorney ! Kellogg.', then took up the case against . William Seery, charged with displacing i trolley wire on East Main street, shutting off the current from the cars. Mr Kellogg stated that he could hardly prove his case. . Early in the. evening of the alleged offense the current was turned, off from a switch box on a pole, and the accused, who was very drunk, informed Officer Keegan that he knew what the trouble wars. This aroused the officer's sus picions and tie kept an eye on Seery. The current was turned subsequently. Later the officer saw Seery descending from-the pole on. which the switch box is placed and took him into , custody. The current was ' not then Interfered with and the cars were running. This was the trouble with the 5 case. Mr Kellogg 'greatly doubted that he could connect Seerv's descent from the pole with the turning off of the current earlier in the evenjnsr. So far as he knew there was no law making it a misdemeanor to climb a pole owned by the trolley company; still he thought It would be better for everybodv to let them alone. On these grounds, there fore, he d'd not think he could p-ove his case and deemed i advisable t" nolle it. The court approved of th's step and it was so ordered. Court then adlourned. The case against Joseph Yanasse was put on this morning.tYanasse was defended by Attorney Root, lie was charged with breach of the peace on two. counts on February 3. This was another of the trolley cases. Charles L. Wolff e, captain of Co A, First regiment testified that in response to a . command .'from Colonel Schulze he went to Naugatuek -with his com-, pany on the night in question about 12 o'clock to suppress a disturbance. Oh the return trip, near City corners a window In the car he was in was brok en and witness saw tlnee men stand ing on the road on the side the car was damaged. The militiamen alighted and the three men ran. The accused was found in an outhouse. Ills com panion's escaped. Nicholas .Prumbaum. corporal under Captain Wolff e, was the next witness. The corporal began to teU the orders he was given and a great deal more. This seemed to exotfte the rislhles of the audience so much that .Tudire Elmer deemed it necessary to state that the room was a court or justice ana it was not an entertainment. that was sroinir on. . If the proceedings were again in- terruptea ne , would have the court cleared. The eornornl then nrofifflW1 with his evidence which ' in the main. was a repetition of the .captain's. v He added that the accused tried to fesist arrest; said he could lick all the scab soldiers in the town and would make it hot for witness for trespassing on his property. .While this was going on a woman across the street was giving the militiamen rats. He also said he saw one of the three men make a mo tion with his right arm as though he was throwing a stone. The car wa s going at a "pretty fast rate" when the "gaig," as .witness called his fellow militia men, alighted from it. The cur tains on the windows were down. Charles J. Miller and George A. Fechner corroborated the above and they closed the state's case. Vanasse testified that he lives at 42 Madison street and was never before arrested. On the night In question he was going home when he heard the car stop and saw a man rush by and the soldiers alighting from the oar Scenting trouble, he ran also and took refuge in the outhouse. He ' denied stoning the car or seeing anybody do i George S. Chatfield, William E. Ile bert and Albert Bernache testified to accused's good character and indus trious habits and the case, closed. The jury in the case of Joseph Van essi was out but fifteen minutes when a verdict of guilty was returned. Sen tence was deferred. Word was brought to Vanessi in court that a baby had arrived at his home since tbJ morning. '':' j.. ,.. . : v.'. .-.y.. In the kses of. Hartford, Clark anX Ryan, who were cahrared vesterdn v with the theft of metal from the plant or M. J. Dalyj & Sons, and who plead ed not guilty, . a changeTof plea was made by the three this afternoon and each entered a plea of guil ty. Hartford and Ryan were sentenced to 1 , fror- ' ha ' tn years in sta.te prison and. Clark was given six months in jail. Bernard Coyle, whose name was linked wilTT the others, had his case nolled. They were all defended by Attorneys Reilly and Richmond. ,. - - John Reilly for placing a cartridge on the track was found guilty and fined $25 and costs. ni Penalty. - - MWo"uld you call stealing a kiss lar ceny?" queried the inexperienced young man.' ' ' - "I suppose so," replied the married man, who was hustling from' dawn to dusk to support his family. V , "What is the penalty?" "Why, I stole a kiss one time and! was sentenced to hard labor for life." Philadelphia Record. v , lively via EoRUnh Bor. , A well-seasoned old boy is Mr. Nath-i aniel Wright, of Boston, England.'- Hit ' age is 100 years, and he is still active' and vigorous. He ha never employed a, doctor or taken medicine, and lias always shunned tobacco and alcoholt stimulants1.. . - .. : IN W. R. DAY'S PLACE. Washington, Feb 19. John K. Rich ards, at! present solicitor-general, has been selected by the president to b circuit judge of the sixth Judicial cir cuit to succeed William It. Day, who will be appointed to the supreme court, vice Justice Shiras, resigned.. ; CITY NEWS. Watch for "The iJbutherners" day after to-morrow. A small but appreciative audience was present at Poli's theater yesterday afternoon to hear Ernest Thompson Seton deliver a very interesting talk on "Wild Indians That I Have Known." ;The Catholic Women's association will -hold a public dst party this evening ' in St Patrick's hall and ar rangements have been made for au evening filled with pleasure. There will be dancing as well as whist, and the decorations of the hall which were so much admired at the alumni eiiter talnment'the other evening will remain up for to-night's entertainment The police would like to find out who owns that" mischievous collie dog that hangs around Exchange place and ap pears to take a delight in making trou ble for everybody; They claim that un less if finds v some other stamping ground they will .be obliged to bring its career to an abrupt termination. It i a handsome dog and if the officers get hold of it they will experience no trou ble in finding a home for it Yesterday was the biggest day the 'buses had since the overland route was established. They had more' patron than they could accommodate; but peo ple appeared to realize that they wn - somewhat handicapped for want of conveyances and managed to amuse themselves shoeing until all who lived In the outlying districts had a chance to ride.' Late lost niehl two 'buses headed towards the West End each carrying" at' least twenty -five or thirty persons. - .. , Judee Cowell passed through Ex chance t1cp this afternoon carrying a hueA axe in his hind and looklnq: as if he were heading toward the office 'of counsel for the trolley company. Some body inauired If he was on his war o settle the strike. The judge replied hat ho would be elart to trr what he "ould do In that line, but added that ha houaht he had letter keep his-lnnds out of It lest folks misrht be uncharita ble enousrh to accuse hfm. of havinsr an xe to srxind. Then his Imnor lokod at the weapon, lanehed and oapsed on, "The Southerners''' will make its ap pearance In the Democrat on Bafurda" )