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WATERBURY, CONN, MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS, PAUL MENDELSSOHN'S TRAGIC DEATH Officer Shot in Cold Blood while Discharging His Duty Was on North Main Street Car to Protect it From Lawlessness- Was a Popular Officer and Struck down without a moment s iwarning, while in the discharge of his duty, ; Supernumerary Officer Paul Mendelssohn lies to-day at lis home, BO Beacon street, the victim of the bul- let of some.assassln not yet apprehend ied. In that bereaved home a young widow and three little orphans ' are being comforted by relatives, kind friends and neighbors. The husband and father had, started out for duty early in the evening, as he had done ver since the trolley strike was Inaugurated. He or his little family bad no premonition of the blow that (was soon to fall. The young officer bad no enemies that he knew of. He ;was ambitious to rise higher, i being only 29 years of age, and he performed 'his duty without any show of aggres siveness, but rather adopted the per suasive method for preventing crime and'disperslng crowds. His one ambi tion, that he had been fostering and nursing for three years, was to be as signed to the regular force. He. was liked by all his brother omcers and was a favorite In the neighborhood where he lived. He has fallen a victim to the hand of 1 some assassin. Officer Mendelssohn was the ; victim of the foulest and most dastardly crime that was ever committed in this or any other community. Paul Mendelssohn was born March 12, 1876, in Nuremberg, Germany, and came to this country, with his parents twenty-one years ago. He was elect ed to the supernumerary force in 1901, and being a faithful, "officer he was called out quite frequently sdnce. ,When not employed by the city he worked at the wood turning business for Hie Waterbury Clock Co. He was a son of Manheim Mendelssohn of Round II ill street, and leaves a brother, : a rtvldow and three children. He was a member of Speedwell lodge, K. of P., and of Durand company, U. It. K. P., nd other fraternal bodies. It was a wet, disagreeable night, just the kind of night . an assassin could perform his horrible work: Car No CO, In charge of Conductor George Webern dorfer and Motorman WV.J. Chambers, left the center about 9:40 and proceed ed up North : Main street. After it reached a point up North Main street where the - houses wer widely sep arated.Ofncer Mendelssohn boarded the car, as was his wont, to see it safely I io tne ena or tne trolley line. The car , reached the terminus, which is directly opposite the entrance to Forest Pork, at 9:52, and here the stories of the affray as told last, night and to-day dif fer somewhat. . .The first. report. as given out by the conductor and told by the officers last night -was as follows: Conductor Weberndorfer has just taken .the pole from the trolley wire to reverse it when there was a rush of feet and in stantly firing began from both ends of the car. Officer Mendelssohn, who was sitting in-the car, started fpr one end to find out the. cause of the shooting, when, as he reached the door of the car, a bullet struck him just over the heart and he staggered back into 'the . car and fell on the seat. The conduc tor in the meantime had been knocked down and beaten, while the motorman made off through the swamp, pursued by some of . the crowd of assailants. Three shots were fired at him, but he kept on through the swamp and then doubling back he got to the highway, where his pursuers gave up the chase. ' The conductor, in the . meantime,' had beendeserted, and getting to his feet he "adjusted the trolley pole aud ran the car to the switch near the Water bury. Manufacturing Co, where he was met by the up car and both returned to the center. Officer Mendelssohn was lying dead in the car. . Search was then made for the motorman, and eight or ten officers were detailed to the north ern part of the city to look for him. An hour after the tragedy word came from the car barns that the motorman had turned up there, having come in on one of the West Main street cars. The re port also stated that there were eight men in the mattacking party, that each wore a handkerchief over his face, and that they attacked the car from both ends. ' ' : ,' ;' "' Superintendent "Wales stated last night that the car was illuminated when the attack was made, that the conductor had adjusted the pole and was ready to start back to the center when the .attack came. It was also reported that , the motorman had been shot, but had escaped into the swamps; but this report proved untrue after his safe arrival at the car barns. The conductor was taken to the police sta tion, where he made his report, and a cut, a scalp wound which he had on his head, was dressed by "Boss" Farley. There was no talk at this time of the conductor doing any shooting or any Intimation that he carried a gun at all Iater in the night, however, the con ductor gave out this story "I had just adjusted the trolley pole when a gun was shoved under my nose, and'I shouted for help. I was immedi ately knocked down by some instru ment in the other hand of the man with the gun. I was partially stunned and the next I knew I 'was on my knees, and I saw the officer fall into the seat with the blood pouring from his mouth. Shots were breaking the glass and tear Ing into the wood work of the car. 1 cot no and going to the rear of the car, I pulled the trolley pole off, knowing that they could not see - shoot so well In the dark. It was dark, but I heard shooting at a distance, and I thought I saw forms about 1W yards away. pulled niy gun and began shooting at them. I fired five shots. I then went back and hid behind a watering trough and lay there for some time. Hearing nothing I went to the car again and put the pole on once more. I saw a man coming along with an umbrella, nd pointing my gun at him, held him Well Liked by Everyone. up and asked him his business. He said. "Don't shoot," that he had heard the shots and came along to see "what was going on. I then took the car to the switch, where the motorman on the other car relieved me and both cars went to the center,' and I went to the station and had my head dressed." ' . The niotorman's story last night was as follows: "I was just putting on the controller handle when I heard the con ductor scream. I rushed back through the car and the officer came with me. Before we could get through the car the shooting commenced and I saw the officer stagger back again for the front of the car. and was shot at several times through the car windows, . but was not hit. I was just going to start the car when, the pole was pulled off, as I learned later by the conductor. I saw three forms at the left of the car and one of them grabbed for me, but 1 shook him off and jumped . from the right hand side of .the car and, rolling down an embankment, went into the swamps. I ran into -several barb wire fences, the gang in the meantime firing at m,e. I made a wide detour, coming out on the highway, and meeting an officer, went back with him to the scene of the accident, but found noth. ing. I then waited for the next car and rode to the center. I was shot at fifteen or twenty times, and heard one of the asasilants cry out, 'Bring him down, Bill.' I am sorry I did not have a gun. I have no intention of quit- ting." ; . ;.;.. -; ; When the car arrived in the center news of the murder had been sent in from McLinden's drug store, as quite a number of people had congregated awaiting its arrival. The body of Offi cer Mendelssohn was carried into the police station and Dr Moriarty made a superficial examination and found that the bullet had entered the left breast and just grazed; as he believed, the top of the heart Medical Examiner Graves arrived and the body was taken to Moriarty's morgue to await the ar rival of the coroner. By permission of Deputy Coroner Pond a Democrat reporter talked with Motorman Chambers , and Conductor Webernaorfer at the police station this morning. Both are young men and be long in New York. The ' motorman came here about two months ago and the conductor has been here four weeks, Their story is to the effect that the offi cer boarded the car at the switch and rode on the front end to the terminus of the line. He wore a rubber coat over his uniform. The story told this. morning corroborated in the main the one given above, ; ; , On the return trip the conductor said he noticed a 'bus standing at the cor ner of Winchester avenue and North Main street. He didn't remember see ing the vehicle on the way up. Charles Thuesen, another strike-breaker, who was on the car that met Motorman Chambers and Conductor Webern dorfer on the way up, was present while the reporter was talking to the men, and stated that he passed the bus at' the switch. He said ' it was filled with men, but all agreed that the par ties in it could not have reached the end of the line on time to take part in the assault. Neither showed any visl ble signs of having figured In a life and death struggle. They said that their assailants were masked but just how many were there they could not tell. : -..V- Old residents who live in the vicinity of Forest park and young men who plaved around that territory in their boyhood days say that it is impossible- for any living" being to go into tne swamp opposite Forest park and come out alive: They allege that you could not walk ten feet without sinking to your hips and It is almost like a quick sand. This is the place there was some talk of filling In and turning into a baseball grounds, but it was report ed that the promoters of the scheme in the dryest weather sunk a fence rail almost out of sight in the mire. It was reported to-day that a pool df blood was found outside where the car stood at the terminus of the road. The mystery attached- to it is whose blood was it If it was the dead offi cer's he must have been outside the car when he was shot. If It.was the motorman or the conductor, they do not show any exterior marks to cause the blood. If It was one of the assail ants, who fired the shot that caused it or did one of them shoot his comrade? An impression went abroad this fore noon that the crew of the car were ar rested, t There was no truth in this. It undoubtedly eained credence from De tective Dodds being seen with the two men going toward the police station, where they were wanted to give their testimony on the affair. General' Otis In a. Firfht. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 9. Gen eral Harrison Grey Otis, chief owner and editor of the Los Angeles Times and recently commanding the First bri gade, Second division of the Third ar my corps at Manila, was assaulted by Wallace L. Hardison, president and general manager of the Herald, in a theater box at a matinee performance here. The encounter grew out of a dis patch In the Times from Salina, Kan., which told of the engagement of Mr. Hardison to Miss Belle Daily, a well known singer, and coupling with the statement the front page announce ment, "Hardison Gets a Bride Under False Pretenses." Fnnitou Called to Watblngton, DENVER, March 9.--Biigadier Gen eral Frederick Funston, U. S. A., com manding the department of Colorado, has received unexpected orders calling him to Washington for a .conference with Assistant Secretary of War Sang er. No reason was given for the summons. Friends of Dead Men View Re mains. Coroner and Physicians Made Thor ough ExaminationBoth Men Met Death From Same Caliber Revolver, Thirty-Eight Size. The scene at Moriarty's morgue this morning was heartrending. Friends of tooth murdered men flocked in and wept beside their biers and kept com ing until the place could not accom modate all who wanled to crowd in. Acting Medical Examiner Graves in structed Mr Moriarty not to touch the men until the arrival of the coroner and on this account the bodies were left there with all the evidences of the assassins' dark deeds upon them. The man killed on Jackson street did not bleed much, as a matter of fact no blood spots were noticeable upon thai portion of him that was exposed, but the face of Officer Mendelssohn was smeared with congealed 'blood and pre sented a picture which few would care to look upon. Deputy Coroner Pond, Acting Medi cal Examiner Graves, Dr Moriarty, 1 Dr Crane and Dr Goodrich held an au- topsy, on the bodies of Oiminera and Officer Mendelssohn this afternoon and: found a 38 caliber bullet in each man. In the case of Ciminera the" bullet en tered at ; the left k shoulder and then took a downward course, piercing the lung and 'severing a iblood vessel lead ing to the heart It lodged between the skin and flesh near the victim's spine.; The bullet Is the size carried by the revolver found by Constable Carmody in his carriage, which- was in Louctos' stable where the supposed slayer of Ciminera was arrested. The bullet that killed the! officer ' entered the flesh a little lower down than in the case -of the Jackson s treet man. but took a similar Course and inflicted injuries practically the same as the other. It was 38 caliber. The bul lets, found in the car after the shoot ing were but 32 caliber. After the autopsy Deputy Coroner Pond held an examination, at the police station where the two men who were on the car and others were heard. The hear ing was on at press hour. , . - SNOW PLOW'S RAPID RUtf. Crashed Into Two Loaded Cars Five y ' -Injured None KilledT " w" Fall River, Mass, March 9. A snow plow which was being transferred from one section of the Old Colony street railway to another became unmanage ably' at the top of a steep hill in this city, to-day, and dashing down the In cline, crashed into two loaded cars at a turnout . . Both-the passenger cars were almost completely demolished, . but only five persons were Injured to a degree neces sitating their being carried to a hos pital. A dozen others were bruised and cut by the flying glass or splinters The accident occurred on . what is known as the Bay street line in the south section. Owing to repairs which were about to be commenced on the further end of the line the management were anxious to get a snow plow there before the repairs made it, impossible to do so. On the way this morning the brake block on the plow broke and the car became unmanageable, ran down an incline and smashed into the two cars. ., ' ' The motorman on the snow plow, finding his brake useless, by shouting and ringing, his gong, tried to give warning of the danger. There was lit tle time to heed the signal. The force c.the collision jammed ,the plow and the two cars Into a heap and it seemed that some of the passengers must have been killed by the collision. It was soon found, however, that everyone had escaped death or even dangerous In jury, although five were taken to the hosoital with bruises and flesh wounds. Many of the other passengers received cuts and bruises, but were treated sat isfactorily at nearby houses. MEAD BOUND OVER Collinsville's Sensational Case To Be Heard In Superior Court. . Collinsville, March 9. The trial of Warren D. Mead, who was arrested several days ago on the charge of as saulting Miss Jennie Barnes, aged 25 years, assistant principal of the Col linsville High school, was given a hear ing in the borough court .Saturday af ternoon by Justice George E. Taft The hearing lasted six hours, during which time over 20 witnesses were exam ined, and at its conclusion Mead was bound over to the next term of the su perior court in Hartford under bonds of $500, probable cause having been found. The townspeople were greatly Inter-! ested in the outcome as Mead has al ways borne a good reputation and has a wife living here. Several hundred people gathered at the court house be fore the trial, but few gained admit tance. : - , IMPORTANT ACTION TO-DAY. New Haven, March 9. Important ac tion relative to the demands of the trainmen and conductors of the N. Y. N. H. and H. R. R. was taken to-day, when the ofljeers of the national organ izations of those two branches sent an ultimatum to President Hall in the shape of a leaer saying they regarded the last communication received from him as an entire refusal to meet a joint committee and that nothing now remainedto be done except to report the matterto the men. Railroad5 men say that thisvjreport will mean that the trainmen andVonductors will be polled to determine whether or not there will STRIKERS ACT Denounce Perpetrators of Last Night's Dastardly Outrage RESOLUTIONS PASSED TO-DAY, They Explain About the 'Bus Which Went Through North Main Street About Time of the Assault They Appeal for "Heaven's Sake" to the Company to Meet Them and Settle the Strike. The executive committee of the striking trolleymen issued the follow ing statement this afternoon: To-day, the fifty-eighth of the strike, finds our city bowed down In shame and in mourning, and' the strike apparently, as far from being settled as ever . , .vi ; The dastardly murder of Police Offi cer Paul Mendelssohn has caist a gloom over the entire city. His assassination was one , of the most despicable and cowardly acts ever recorded in the an nals of our city , and few of our citizens can bring themselves to believe thiat we have an element here capable of performing such an outrage. At this morning's meeting of our un ion the murder of. Officer Mendelsohn was the only topic, discussed, and the expressions of-the " men were in no measured terms, but1 to a unit were condemnatory. A resolution was unan- mously passed by a rising vote, de nouncing as a dastardly outrage the murder of Officer Mendelgsohn, and pledging the memibers of our union in dividually and as a "body to assist the authorities by every means in our pow er to bring the perpetrators of that foul crime to speedy and effectual jus tice. The following set of resolutions was also unanimously adopted: Whereas, A foul and atrocious mur der was committed on Sunday. MarcE 8, , 1903, whereby an estimable citizen and efficient poliee officer has been called from our midst in the person of Paul Mendelssohn, therefore be it Resolved, That we. the members of Division (No 193, Amalgamated Associa tion of Street Railway Employes of. -tt-jmu-ica, in session assembled, do pay tribute to the memory of the dead offi cer oy expressing 1 our sorrow at h loss of sucji a good and upright citi zen, and be it further - Resolved, That a copy of theae-cresn- lutions be spread upon bur minutes and a copy of same transmitted to the bereaved widow or the late officer. - - And now, once more, we plead for a settlement of this strike by arbitra tion, if we have-In this city an ele ment of lawlessness wTtich, can bring about" such terrible crimes as - that of la-st nignt, let us remove the strike barrier behind which they now hide In committing depredations. In heaven?s name let there be no more bloodshed or' disorder. Let both sides get togeth er, we are willing -and have always been to meet the company , more than half way. The penalty, for a life is too great for either, side to overlook. and we assure the public we want to see no more such sacrifices made or law- lessacts perpetrated. We have no doubt the trolley company feels the same way, therefore, there should not be much difficulty in getting together and ending a difficulty which Is disagree able and a financial loss to the public and business houses. - "We regret the necessity of branding as a base and false Insinuation the statement of one of , the strike break- ers-in this morning's paper concerning our 'bus in connection with last, night's crime. The facts, which can easily be proved, are as follows: Our 'bus left Exchange place at 9:35 and went to the second house beyond Bellevlew street, where it t left two passengers, Mr. and Mrs Millette. Mr Millette is employed by A.' W. Castle in his meat market. The 'bus turned around at this point and came back to the center, as can be vouched for by a bartender employed in Stapleton's saloon, who met the 'bus going up and rode as far north as it went and came down in it. We think .. further comment on this matter is needless on our part. "The men will ' meet again 'at 5 o'clock this afternoon, when further action In connection with Sunday nignt's awful murder will doubtless be taken." - ne situation is very grave," now say hundreds of citizens who hereto fore have gone on the principle that they ought not to say anything. "The New York Journal and American has published more articles calculated to inspire violence, threatening letters ami . t j have been written to officials of the trolley company and paid lawyer . for the strikers has been keeping the pot Doning in an : anomymous out very skillful manner. ; The attacks ' on the cars have been passed over, the reports have been called 'exaggerated' and the lawless element has met with no rebuff, officially , or by public indication of wrath. Here's a culmination, and it may not be the end. The idea that anybody may do anything he likes to the trolley cars and the non-union men who run them has prevailed since the night of the great.riot, when the police were quietly tipped off not by Chief Egan 'not to see anything.' Chief Egan's orders were not to use clubs. Hundreds of dollars of damage has been done to car property since the sol diers were here, and the wire nettings over car windows are mute evidence of the condition of things in p once law abiding city. 'Give the cars and the non-union men hell,' is the word that has been heard frequently on the streets." - There is a lot of untruth in the above, taken from this morning's Hart ford Courant. We woiua ii ise : to see tne person that ever heard any one say "Give the t-ars and the non-union men hell The Courant kavs it . is . freemen tlv heard on our streets. Why are not the people that use such language locked up and prosecuted? The, out of town papers know lots about what is going on in this city, In their minds. If they have a way for settling the trouble that has been hanging over Waterbury for two months let them make it known instead of trying to add fuel to the Tire. 1 ' "Boss" Farley, who was made a had his deputy some time ago, has commission revoked on the ground that a non-resident of the state Js not eligi ble to fill such a position. One, more strike-breaker has left town, having boarded the 3:05 train this afternoon for . his uome in New York city. He was glad -to get away, having been sick the past day or two with onalaria. A. meeting of citizens will be held in Friendly league hall to-night to discuss the present condition of affairs in Wa terbury. It is understood that an ef fort will be made to do something which will bring order and peace out of the chaos that has existed here since the strike started. N The car on the Bank street . line which leaves tne switch near Plume & Avtwood at 5:30, was stoned as it was passing near Baumgartner's store on Saturday afternoon. The stone struck the screen over the window with such force. that the glass flew around in all directions. A man was sitting ; right near this window and pieces of glass struck -him in several places. The car contained about fifteen passengers, all office employes of the manufacturing concerns on Bank street SHERIFF DUNHAM. TALKS. y new uavcu, maau v. uijju . uuuiu Dunham was asked to-day If he would go to Waterbury: or send additional deputies as a result of last night's out break. He answered that he did not think his presence In Waterbury is necessary, at least , to-day, and added that there were already additional dep uties in that strike encumbered city. He intimated that should ' there bo grounds for fear of a repetition of last nights' work he would go on at once wit hadditional deputies. He said that perhaps the city could control the situ ation itself, ,; VERY ROUGH VOYAGE. ' One of Steamer Ulunda's Crew Klllell ; - and Two Injured. St John N. F., March 9. -The steam er Ulunda, which arrived here yester day evening from Liverpool after a passage lasting 21 days, and which reported haying encountered hurricane weather, further reports that Carpen ter Karlsen was killed, that Boatswain Cook had had his arm broken and that Engineer Brayton had three fingers torn from one of his hands during, the storm. The steamer's engines we re disabled, -her deck houses' were torn away and she wV otherwise badly, damaged. ;"-;:;(7: h;'': The Ulunda had on; board the crew of the . British steamer , Algeria, ; Cap tain Breen, from Demarara, Decem ber 23 for-St Johns, N; F., who were rescued from their waterlogged vessel in midocen, February 2 by the steam- er Kroonland. . The crew of the Algeria complain that the , Italian steamer , Lombardia, which arrived at New York, February 1, and after bearing down on them proceeded without giving her any as sistance. The captain :.of the Algeria declares he told the commander of the Lombardia that the schooner was sink ing and that her boats wBre destroyed and begged the Italian captain to take him and his men off. , The Lombardia, however according to the captain of the Algeria, steamed around : the schooner, which hoisted her ensign at half mast, and then the steamer con tinued on her way, leaving the six un fortunates on the Algeria-to their fate. These, men say there was no danger in the. steamer launching a boat and they cannot understand why the Lombardia abandoned them. HAS OBTAINED RECOGNITION. . Constantinople, March 9. The Unit ed States legation has finally obtained recognition of the examinations at the American Medical college, Beirut, on the same lines as the French examin ations, and also the settlement of the long pending question affecting the rights of the wives and children of Ar menians who have become naturalized Americans, to leave the empire. They are not able to join thier husbands and fathers in the United States without hindrances. The council of ministers has agreed to recognize the American educational, charitable and religious establishments ana they are now awaiting Imperial approval. , ' ItraBffe South African. Aitlmala. A naturalist at Hanover, Cape Col ony, describes many remarkable email animals which abound therev. Among them is a gecko, called by the Dutch farmers "getje," whose large tail comes oft with a slight touch, and re mains jumping about on the ground, attracting the attention of an enemy, while the animal itself slinks away, and eventually grows a new tail. Among the solifugae is a most ex traordinary animal resembling a 'spider, sometimes nearly three inches long, and of which Mr. Cronwright Schreincr says that he knows "no creature which for its size is so ter ribljr armed." Its disproportionately largo head is made up mainly of a dou ble pair of nippers of great power. The "iacht spinnekop"," as the Dutch call" the animal, hunts for its living and is a fierce fighter. Sometimes it will kill a scorpion. There are many trap-door, spiders that display great ingenuity, and several poisonous spe cies of dreadful appearance. Nature. Save Him the-Trouble. "I have gone on 'the stage," boasted the ambitious Thespian, "to make a name for myself." "You. will find," said the candid friend, "that the gallery-gods will save you all that trouble, once they see you." Jud& ' , . ROW STARTED OVER GAME OF CARDS. Antonio Ciminera Shot Down by a Fellow Countryman on Jack son Street After a Chase and a Desperate Struggle The Murderer was Arrested. Murder was committed on Jackson street last night ' From first to last the affair was Italian. The dead man, Antonio Ciminera, was an Italian; the accused, who gave his name to the po lice and which is on the warrant charging him with, murder as Jimmie SulMvan, but in his own tongue it Is said to be Vincenzo Sanzivaro, an Itel- ian, and the only witness so far se cured is a brother of the dead man. The cause of the dispute in which the murder resulted Is said to have been cards and the weapon used was a re volver. In the city court this morn ing . the accused was chargeo witn murder, but the case was continued without ball pending the verdict of the coroner. While it' is believed that cards was the , source of the crime, there Is a hint that robbery had some thing to do with it ' in view of there having been found on the dead man $127 sewed In his clothes. The fatal bullet was fired from the rear and en tered near the top of the left shoul der, Uhen it took a downward course and ' passed through the heart and lodged in the left side below the heart. Death ,1s believed toufaave resulted al most instantly. This supposition is based on ; the grounds that the blood congealed almost immediately because the flow1 from the wound was " very slight, in comparison to what generally flows from such wounds. Had there Ibeen a copious flow of blood It ' would j have shown that the heart continued In action for some , time. The ti.ea.CL man was. thirty -three years of age and naa been in the country about five years. Besides two brothers he leaves a widow and two children. .The affair took place about 9 o'clock, though it may have been earlier. It was about that time, at all events. that Patrolman Smith was notifled of shooting having taken place on Jack son street and when he arrived he found the body already cold: laid out in the hallway of the house where the act took place. In a short time tEe rumor had . collected a , very larsre crowd and close on ! the heels of this came Sergeant Fagan and a squad of ponce. Tihey were followed by 'Act ing Medical Examiner Graves, t who pronounced the man dead and had the body removed to Moriarty's morgue. The police lost no time in getting all possible information.. , and bringing very . good results. . The allesred mnr derer was in their hands and together wren tne man who is said to be most Important (to the . state,' a brother of the dead man. Sullivan, the name on the writ charging him .with murder and by which he is. known to the po lice, probably : because It is easier of pronunciation than the man's real name, Is about thirty t years old, five feet eight inches taU,fand about 150 pounds in weight. The witness, the dead man's brother, Is about twenty two years old,' and about the same size and weight as the alleged murderer. Both were fairly well dressed. ; By order of Medical Examiner Graves the dead man's brother was arrested. The oft repeated statement that a murderer will return to the scene of his crime appears . well grounded in this case. The body had for some time been lying in Moriarty's morgue I when a man, visibly excited, pressed jiis wiiy lorwauu w vuwuii a view or the body. Long and intently he looked upon the corpse, while every nerve in his body seemed to tingle. ' He left as he had come, roughly : and appar ently in a temper. His actions caused him to be observed by ;; all present, among whom were many 'Italians. Al most the moment he had departed, . In fact It Js said he had scarcely passed the door when his fellow countrymen dashed upon him and he broke away and fled. f His hat fell off as. he ran and thus a clue was left in the hands of the police. He was chased across East Main street , through " Spring street, and he took shelter In H. B. loucks barn on Scovlll street. He was seen getting into buggy that was standing in the shed and every body was afraid to approach him. Word was sent the police and Patrol men Brearton, McLsan and Bergin ar rived. The man was then taken into custody after a hard struggle. This was about 10:30 o'clock, an hour and a half after the crime was reported to the police.- ; " " " V All the way to the police station the man fought with the desperation of one charged with a capital offense. He was. searched upon arriving at the po lice station, but nothing of a dangerous nature was found on him. He has two brothers, Andrea and Angelo, and lived With the latter at 24 Jackson street The dead man lived on North Iieonard street and v was employed by v the Holmes, Booth & Haydens company. A story afloat this morning had it that the crime was committed at a party which was gotten up to Introduce te Ms fellow countrymen a young man who-recently arrived in the country. The house is said to be a boarding house kept by Tom Collins, an Italian. There was a good deal of drinking go ing on, it la said, , and - some . of , the guests were somewhat under the influ ence. " The disturbance took place up stairs and Collins . remonstrated and told everybody to go downstairs. The guests went down and soon after the shot was fired. Collins went immedi ately downstairs and he saw the dead man sitting on the floor against the wall. This morning Coroner Pond came to town and took up the Inquiry into the case. All the forenoon he. was closeted, with the witnesses and the accused In the police station. The albsence of a weapon on, the per son of the , accused when arrested la explained in this manner. When lie took refuge in the sihed of the livery stable he threw aside the revolver with which he shot the dead man. Con staible M. F. Carmody boards hds horsa ' at this livery stable and last evening Ma buggy was In the shed in question. When the accused threw the revolver; orway It landed in Mr Carmody's bug gy and in the excitement that pre vailed during his capture it is supposed the -weapon got covered up by a robe. The constable had used the buggy for a few ; hours this morning before hd saw the weapon. He was searching for Ails. hitch line when his hand came upon it He handed .lt over to Chief Egan Immediately. It Is a flve-cham-bered 3S caliber weapon and one cham 1 - mmf ). discharged. . (FBLL FROM HOOF. Five Men Had Narrow Escape at New: ' . Church In Watervllle. .What came near belns a serious ac cident occurred at Father Traynor's new church in Watervllle to-day. Con tractor Ashborne and four men were on the roof at the second story, shin gling, when tho scaffolding gave way, letting the men drop. ; Contractor Ash borne saved,, himself ; by ' grasping a beam, but even at that he had a few teeth knocked out The rest of the men fell on a stone wall, two of them receiving serious injuries, and 1 the other two being " badly bruised. Mr Hill, one of those injured the most was taken to the Waterbury hospital. SMITH CAPTURED. 'Manchester, March 7. "Smith who tried to kill his .wife, was captured late this afternoon toy Constable Thom as Smith at Manchester Green where he was in hiding In the woodsy Smithj had declared that he never would ' ba taken , alive. ; , He drew. ;. a razor and was holding it to his throat when the constaiDie . drew a, revolver and ' then Smith weakened. He was brought to the lockup here. . This afternoon th condition of Mrs Smith was very eerl ous.;:.;.:;---:.:';;''; ."' ;;(,;;.' ,, ''. WANT MGR QONATX NAMED. Rome, March 9. As a result of thai favorahOe report of Cardinal SatoUl, prefect of the congregation of studies, the congregation of the' propaganda has decided to propose to -the pop that he appoint Monslgnor Conaty (ti tular bishop of Samos and former rec tor of the Catholic university ( at Wash ington) as bishop of Ltos Angeles, Oal, In succession to the 'Right Rev George Montgomery, recently appointed , co adjjutor-archbishop of San Francisco. city isnswsT ." Stetson's new soft hats for spring; the best soft hat, In America, at J. liv Mullings & Son's. ; . i There was no ; school " at, the Hem" dricken school to-day as it was visiting day for the teachers at that school. . Mary Allen of 53 Maple street has; been on the sick list with grip at her home for : the past two weeks. Her many friends will be glad ot how she is improving. ' , 4 Ai' special . meeting . of ', the St Jo seph's Athletic ' association will ha held to-night at 8 o'clock. Every mem ber is requested to attend as business ot importance will be transacted. William J. Mulvey, who got his dis charge from the C. N. G. last week, got., an honorable discharge ad nof one of the other, kind." . He enlisted for three yfears' In ! 1898 and serve i about; five years. ' - The Co A basketball team will play theN crack team of Co F of Norwalk in that city to-night. When the twr teams played here. : Norwalk won' bl the score of 10 to 8. On Friday night Co A will play the High school team and a, warm game may be expected. Patrick Hickey of Lafayette street has sold his property on Magner alley to Pasquale Feruccl. The , property sold is known as the old Hickey home stead and has been in , possession of Mr HIckey's family since 1834, when it was purchased by bis father. - A delightful surprise party was ten dered to Miss Grace Green at her home 1083 East Main street on Saturday night by a number of her friends. Var ious games were played and refresh ments were served. Miss Green was the recipient of several pretty gifts. Instead "of holding the hearing on the application of George Grohs, adminis trator on the estate of Catherine Grohs to sell land belonging to the estate, an effort was made to settle the matter this morning. All interested retired to the district court room and there they remained for three hours, without com ing to a conclusion. Some of the heirs ask too much, in the opinion of the ad ministrator. If a settlement was mado two or three law suits which are pend ing would be. disposed of. It now looks as though these will have to be tried. The funeral of the late Joseph' Boucher of 24 Pemberton street took place this morning from the church of St Anne, where a solemn high mass was celebrated by Father Senesac. In terment took place in Calvary ceme tery. The popularity in which the de ceased had lived was shown ; by1 tha many floral testimonials, partleularir a large bouquet from the employes V the Waterbury Button Co. The fam ily's tribute was a sheaf. Tha pal V bearers were Joseph Cheverette, El ieard' Domlngue, Zeno and Enpn: kirbes. Arthur Durord and Jamc-