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vol. xvn, NO. 9.
i! f waterbury: conn; Tuesday, December ls, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. CASHIER IS DEAD. Asa C. Bushnell of New Haven . Shot Himself. WENT TO HIS DESK AS USUAL. Touud by Clerks of the Bank 'Just Be fore Opening Hour Wag Lying in ,th Toilet Boom" With a Bullet Wound in His Temple, New Haven, Dee 15. Actuated by an impulse for. which his friends and business associates have been at a loss for an explanation, Asa C. Bushnell, cashier of the Yale National bank, shot himself fatally' a short time before the opening of business at the bank to day; Mr Bushnell went to the bank at about 315 this morning, following his usual custom of being early at his desk. Before entering he spoke to a policeman with -whom he is acquaint ed and who happened to be at that mo ment in front of the bank door. The officer, noticed nothing unusual in the cashier's demeanor, and says the latter simply r greeted him pleasantly and passed into the bank, f Half an hour later, when other em ployes of the bank arrived, they found the cashier lying on the floor of th toilet room in the basement at the rear of the building--with a bullet -wound in hl right, temple and a revolver beside him. His overcoat, which had been removed and spread on the floor, was beneath him. Apparently the cashier had tfone directly to the basement after Wklncr th outer door of the ,bank behind him and had flred the ' fatal shot. . v ' - 1 He. was unconscious when found and after removal to the hospital gradually weakened, dying at 10 o'clock. , Business at the bank was resumeG.as usual. ' It was said that a . statement regarding the suicide might be given out later in the day. but one of the di rectors! declared that a hasty examina tion of the books showed that all the cashier's1 accounts were apparently in perfect order . and th.a,t there was abso lutely no reason ,to suppose that 'Mr Bushnell's suicide was in any way con nected with his affairs at the bank. The announcement was made later that Mr Burroughs, a United States bank examiner. Was at the Yale National bank early in the dav and, according to one of the bank officials, the exam iner was In the bank when the cashier shot hiinself. , This bank official, how ever, scouted the Idea that fear, of the discovery of a shortage in his accounts led to the cashier's act. He said that while the visit of the - bank examiner, was unexpected,' he came here to make his regular semi-annual examination. The official ' said that he ; believed Mr Bushnell's mind Uhad1 become; slightly dpt-ane-pd bv overwork and Tvhvslcal in- . firmity 'and that this W'buld prove to be the iTel cause of the shooting. Other friends of "the dead cashier said he.had at times complained of weariness due to .overwork, and a slight sickness. ? Mr Bushnell had been cashier of the bank since last January and previous to that time tiad ? been assistant cash ier., having been connected withthe in stitution, for twenty-one years. Hv was 47 years old and leaves a wlfe,and two children. : ' He was born In Clinton, Conn,1 and came to this city as a bookkeeper twenty-three, years ago. Last January he succeeded John A. 'Richardson ascahler of the bank, and also as a director of Grace hospital,' the institution In which he died to-day. His. wife is a member of the board of managers of the hos pita.' ; Ope of his children, a girl. Is a student at Phelps academy in Waling. 'ford, and the others a boy, and young er. Is in the New Haven 'high school. Mr Bushnell was a church member and belonged to the Y. M. O. A. He was also treasurer of the local chapters of several secret fraternities. , v . Dr O. J. Bartlett. the medical ex- . uminer. made his report this afternoon. He found that the bullet had entered , the. rieht side of the forehead, close to the temple. The v.erdfet was suicide, with no motive assigned. ' A statement of President Gre'eleof the bank was issued at half-past l'th's afternoon jnd was as follows: 'A. C own life. Tt Is ev'dent that Mr Bush nell ha beon sneculating In stok to a, limited extent and -was IndeMd.tq flip .'hank for a-' small' amount wh'c is Himly covered bv suretv bonds. United' sttec mnk official nr now engaged in ninklne an examination." v From a competent source it Is learned tint th alleged .mlarpronria t ion of fn" hv the cashier will be less than $15,000. , v ' a l: : v.- ' DRANK WOOD ALCOnon Two" Men. Dead. One In Hospital and ' One Missing. .-' . New York, Dec 15. Two menwere found dead early to-day in a furnished room house here, death being due to drinking wood alcohol. . third man is in the hospital dying and the fourth member of the party, crazed by the drink, ha disappeared. The four men, It was found, had been drinking heavi ly for several days, their beverage being a mixture of wood alcohol and cheap whiskey, ,- ' ENGINEER BOSSD DEAD. . Davenport, la, Dec 15. -Colonel Henry P. Bosse,,59, is dead. He was a member of the United States engineer corps at Rock Island arsenal for twenty-five years. He was a grandson of the Prussian marshal Gneisenau, an aide of Blucher's at Waterloo. , CLOTHING PLANT BURNED. , Louisville, Ky, Dec 15. The plant of the Defiance Clothing Co was , de stroyed by fire to-day. The fire is 1 nought to be the work of an incendi ary who had made two unsuccessful attempts to burn the-building within tt week. The loss Is $00,000. -' i i i i n i ' ' i ii ! mi i r i. i ii -1 FRENCH TROOPS MASSING. Paris. Dec 15. Dispatches frofu ITiilu. Chica, report the massing of French troops on the Siamese border, In antlciV-i ' 'n of war. iW YOM CHURCH CENSUS Only (About One Quarter of the People Attend. Count Was Taken for Four Sundays Condltious Were Favorable Every Day for a Large Attendance. New York, Dec 15. A census of church attendants in the borough of Manhattan has just been completed which shows that about one-quarter of the population attends divine worship. The count covered the Sundays begin ning November 15 for churches in the northern part of the island and end ing December G with those in the low er sections. All four Sundays there was pleasant ; weather, and normal conditions prevailed. The; total popu lation of the borough Is reckoned at 2,007,350. On this basis almost exact ly 25 per cent attend the Christian churches. The Jewish population es timated at 881,934. Deducting this number from the calculation," the per centage in the Christian , houses of worship is 26.2. ! : f , . ' There were found 451 places of pub lic Christian.'worshlp, claiming a mem bership of 664,885; in attendance upon services, 427,135 persons, or 64.2 per cent of the 'membership. Of these churches 866 were Protestant and 85 Roman Catholic. The Protestant churches claim 153,380 members and had 138,106 attendance. The Roman Catholic churches claim 511,505 mem bers, or population attached, and had 2S9.029 attendance. flfflEHJEATH Occurred in Hospital Under Suspicious Circumstances. INVESTIGATION BEING MADE FRED WINTERS IS FREE. After a Hearing To-Day Judge Fay Discharged Merlden !' Man. ' Meriden, Dec 15.-r-Fred . WI Winters who was given a hearing yesterday on the charge , of manslaughter growing out of the fatal 1 injuries to . Frank. Cashen during a Quarrel, was dis charged by Judge Fay this rooming. The hearing came over from y ester day with the expectation that the de fense would put in testimony to-day. At the opening of the court, however. Attorney C. J. Danaher cited a num ber of cases growing out of schoolboy quarrels and, asked the covirt to dis charge his client, f This Judge Fay did, saying ,that he ! could not see wherein a case had been made out to hold the defendant for the higher court. - Yesterday Winters was first arraigned on th,e charge of murder In the , second .degree; but later at the suggestion i or tne court mis was changed to manslaughter. ' CROWN PRINCE PUNISHEV. Ixickeddn Room for Three Days for ...Racing, in Steeplechase. Berlin, Dec 15. Crown .Prince Frederick William was required by his , father to remain J InN his room for three days, for having raced in a steeplechase v against I, the emperor's wishes. The1 race - took . place near Potsdaw three or four weeks ago. The crown prince is a venturesome rider and has been reprimanded' by the emperor for riding up the steps of the Sans Souci "palace, at the head of the second company, of 'the First regiment of the fguards, of which- regi ment he.had recently been appointed coloner,- a few days before, on which occasion,' it is reported, the emperor said he must not endanger his life by steeplecliasing. . The prince, while - at Bonn university, was noted for driv ing tandem at full speed to see how close he could cut corners. ' Man Who Was at-Hospital With the Miner Says He Was AbusedAlso Says That He Had Valuable Jewel ry Which Has Disappeared. New York, Dec 15. Inspector Mc Cluskey, chief of the detective bureau, is to-day .looking . into the death in Beireyue hospital Thursday of last week of Adolphus Drucker, ;who was at one time a member of the British parliament, j Mr Drucker was a weal thy mine owner, his interests being in British Columbia. . . V - Drucker was placed . in the prison ward of the hospital' wbilesufferlng from alcoholism and died there. The present , investigation was brought about by a letter written to Attorney Eugene N. Robinson, ; Drucker's law yer. It was written by James , Mur phy, now a prisoner In the tombs, but who occupied a cot next to Drucker in the hospital. Briefly, Murphy charg es that the attendants dosed the pa tient with frequent and heavy hypo dermic injections of morphine besides an internal dose . of a narcotic known as "snipe,"r and also beat him about the head frequently and unnecessarily. When Drucker died; Murphy declares the attending nurse ' was asleep. Af terwards , the body was hastily 'taken to the morgue ; and it is charged the hour of death was misstated. Anoth er charge is that though friends of Mr Drucker had several times telephoned to the hospital asking if Drucker was there, the answer was always that no such person was among the patients. It is also averred that. when he was brought to Bellevue he had valuable jewelry about him and that this has disappeared.', V IN THE DISTRICT COURT. LORD STANLEY BURIED, Educated t a Catholic, He Later Be-' came a Mohammedan.' London, Dec 15. The body of Lord Stanley of Alderiey, who died Decem ber 10 of pneumonia, was burled ac cording to Mohammedan rites in Alder ley, park, Chelford, Cheshire, to-day. Such an occurrence is unique in the history ; of the British peerage. ; The strictest secrecy was observed. The casket, was carried to the grave by ser vants, who. with the members of the family, were the only .attendants at the ceremony. 1 . : .. Lord 'Stanley, who was born in 1827, wag. educated- as a Rman Catholic, but later he embraced Mohammedism. VETERAN CAPTAIN TO RETIRE. New York, Dec 15. The steamer Umbria arrived to-day from Liverpool, and Queenstown, her -departure from! Liverpool having been delayed twenty hours by a dense fog. Captain Thom as Dutton, her veteran commander, on his return to Liverpool will retire from active sea service with the Cunard Co. AT PUBLIC AUCTION. New Y'ork; Dec 15. The assets of the Consolidated. Lake Superior Co, held by iSpeyer & Co, for a loan of $5, 050,000, were bought in at public auc tion by Speyer & Co to-day for $4 500, 000. This was the only bid. The sale was held in spite of the protests of rep resentatives of other credi torsi. JESSE GREEN HUNG. Media, Pa, , Dec 15. Jesse Green, a negro; who was convicted at tiie June term of the Delaware county court for the murder of his wife In Chester, was hanged to-day. The death sen tence was set for 'November 17, but Governor Pennypacker granted a re spite. , ' . . ' , ' IVallcer Determined to Die. ELMIRA, N. Y., Dec. 15. William Walker, aged twenty-eight years and married, a promlhept ihsurance man of Corning, was foUnd unconscious in his ofllce here, with two self inflicted bul let wounds over his , heart.' He -was taken to the City hospital and, It Is be lieved, will die. No cause for his act Is known. Miner Wnt Rialit tlonr Dny. TELLURIDE. Coio., Dec.' jr.. The miners' union" has vested to continue t'i? strike in -'this region ' ' ; Brooklyn, District Called a Hard Drink v ing Section. '. The district court, Judge Cowell pre siding, worked late yesterday. It was near .6 o'clock when adjournment was taken to this morning. The business before the court was a motion for , re duction of attachment on the farm property of Elizabeth A; Abbott of Wa tertown. Who is belnar sued by Marx Neiman for $300 commission on sale of real estate. ' Judge Peasley repre sented the' defendant and Attorneys ilunt and 'Marcus the plaintiff. After a lengthy hearing the .motion was granted. . . . w . ; ' , Judge Peasley presided. to-day, and the case on trial 'was that of A. Zun deT et al.acainst August Pakulius. A lury , heard this contention, and Attor ney uias'sidy appeared ror tne. piainnu and Attorney Guilfoile for the defense This is .an appeal from the Judgment of Judge Burpee in the city ; Court Fraud is alleged. The defendant con ducted. a; saloon in the Brooklyn dis trict ana piamtin: claimed lie owed nun a bill for goods and when demand was made for payment he sold out in order to avoid paying, j v f - ; c This afternoon the defendant testi fled that Brooklyn is a beer drinking" district, when it1 takes to drink, and that - it usually takes sits .beer -in schooners. 1 His venture in .the saloon business cost him about $1,400, mowey he had when he went into it,' besides his debts when he sold out. The case may go to the Jury ' late , this after noon. '"'. . FARM WORK DISCUSSED At the -Session of the Board of AgricuK ture To-day. Middletown, ,Dec 15. 'The annual midwinter meeting of the Connecticut board of agriculture was begun here to-day with Edwin G. Seeley, vlce-pres ident, of Roxbury, in the chair. The sessions will extend through to-morrow and Thursday. . - , - v ,- ' , Rev W. F. Rowley, pastor of the Baptist church here, opened the meet ing With prayer, after which the gath ering sang "America." . ' - BURNED TO DEATH. Braidwood, 111, Dec .15 Mrs J.'Mfes sersmith, her daughter and Frank Smith, a clerk, were burned to death in.'' a fire which destroyed the meat meat market and residence ; and the iry goods store of J. Simon, here to day, :" :- ':"'."' HAD NARROW ESCAPE. Guthrie, Okla, Dec 35. Fire de stroyed -three business buildings on the main street of Guthrie to-day. The loss is estimated at $50,000. Twelve persons who roomed in one of the buildings had narrow escapes. CITY 1SEWS - , K safety will The board of public meet to-night. ' Miss Phipps, at 187 -North Maiu stTeet. has an exhibition of water col ors at her rooms which is well worth seeing. James McGowan was arrested this afternoon by Officer Phelan. He is charged with theft of a coat from the (store of the Finnegan-Phillips Co The funeral of Sarah Hersey took place this afternoon from Bergin's morgue with service by Father Shee han of St Patrick's church and inter ment in Calvary cemetery. The funeral of Helen Brickel will take place from the residence of her parents, 205 Washington avenue, at 8:30 to-morrow morning to St Patrick's church. Miss Brickel formerly attend ed the Porter street school and later was a pupil at the Convent of. Notre Dame. She leaves besides her parents two younger brothers, John and Frank WEATHER, FORECAST forecast for Connecticut: Fair to night and Wednesday; warmer to night in. northern portion; light to fresh westerly winds. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING : ... : ' A T THE BIG' STO JONES, MORGAN COMPANY'S. ME i The largest, most comfortable and modern apparel shop between New York and Boston. , ; . " Waterbury 's only complete outfitting establishment to man or boy every thing they wear, Hats to Shoes and the. best of Trunks and Bags to carry what they don't wear ... . v With over seventy feet of window display, the largest of any similar display in the city, you'll find many suggestions as our window artist; has apparently transplanted the holiday displays you could1 only expect to see on Broadway New York, We want everybody to viit the Big Store luring, the holiday ..i&eadon' garbed in its holiday finery, with the spirit of the season permeatihg every corner, there's a warmth of welcome in this store's greeting to you. This store is yours to use, you have helped to mate it possiblerit's part of Waterbury and its pride, s . ' ) Less than six months in our new store has demonstrated your appreciation, its incentive to even better things. t , ! We're not content to rest on our laurels because we have the most modern store and stock in the city wee going to make this store the natural ir iding center of the citya natural answer on the lips of every boy or man to tlie query, "where shall i go jto buy a Suit, Overcoat, Hat, Shoes, Trunk or Bae" Good News from Our Shoe Department. $3.60 Shoes for $1.95. In the natural course of business in opening new departments we find ;we've bought too many lineslines that conflict with each other and other iines that don't move freely. After a phenominal shoe business,, in which we think we have gauged your shoe wants accurately, we've decided to simmer our stock down to fewetf lines, heiice the .balance of five or isix lines of $3.00 Shoes, nearly one hundred pairs, Velour Calf and Patent Colt Goodyear Welt Lace for $1.95; , f pur fpather Department - j : ?; . .. ;. v. '-;V. , Is filled with Gifts practical Suit Cases, Hat Cases Bags, GripV, Toilet Rolls, Manicure: Sets and the famous .Kit Bags, $1.00 to $25.00 . Vs Our Furnishing Department V Is the largest in the city; running, entire length of store to right of entrance with 80 feet of electrically illuminated show -cases, which our decorator has transformed into a gorgeous display of Keiser Barathea Cravats, 50 cents to $2.50, for which we are the sole accredited selling agents in this city. Fownes, Perrin's, Dent's, Updegrafs and H. & H. street, dress c. Jriving Gloves, '50 cents to $6.00. Unlined cape stock full dyed, not brush dyed outseam, 'English thumb, for $1.00, and a heavy $1.50 cape stock, spear point saddler sewn non-ripping glove are our two best values. McGeorge's genuine Scotch Gloves, made iii Dumfrees, Scot land, 50c to $1.50. Our Hat Department Is a busy place in this store because good warm Caps for boy , or man from 25 cents to $2,50 as well as the famous "Knox" Hats are on display, x " r Saving News from Our Boys Department. 3.50 Suits for 31.85 Though earlier than usual we are closing out our Boys short and long trouscr Suits at the lowest prices ever quoted for all wool seasonable merchandise ; About 100 Suits in Sailor Blouse, Russian Blouse, Sailor, Norfolk and double breasted two piece Suits for ages 2 to 16 that have been $3,50, now '$1.85.' Long trouser Suits for ages 14 to 20 years that have been $10.00 are now $6.00. Sweaters, Caps, Overcoats, Reefers, Shoes, Hosiery, Gloves, Neckwear, Bath Robes, Bed and House Slippers, Underwear and Leggins. V . . ' ; ,- j ii . ..... " ' ,(... v.. .; . t .----,-,..-, t 1 " - i .j , : - .. ',,-.-- Best of Ne ws from Our Men's Department. $28.00 Silk Lined Overcoats $19.75. Here's good Overcoat news for about fifty menevery size from 34 to 48, colors Black and Oxford Gray, materials rich soft Vicunas, Cheviots, Venetians and soft finished Kerseys, full silk lined, $28.00 Overcoats for $19.75, $6.00 House Coats of reversible velours, Oxford Gray and Brown $4,75, other prices $7,50, $10.00 and $12,00. Bath Robes .of all wool blanketings, for man or boy $3,50 to" $18.00, Driving Coats $15 to $30. Reefers $3,50 to $8,50, Beginning to-morrow eyening, Wednesday, Dec, 16, store open every evening until Christmas, v JONES, MORGAN S COMPANY