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VOL. XVII, NO. 36.
WATERBURY, CONN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1G, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. MEND OF DEAD GIRL! On Witness Stand In Bechtel Case. , Says Mabel Visited Her the V Night She Was Hilled Chief of Police Recall ' . ed and Exmined Again w Yesterday. 1 ' Allentowu, Pa, Jan 1G. Jennie Con raid, a young woman employed at tli St Obarles hotel, this 'city, was the first witness to-day in the7 Bechtel trial She testified that Mabel Bechtel and : Welseberg visited her ; at the hotel on Sunday night, ; October 25. The wit ness stated that on that night .-label wore a -brown skirt, white silk shirt waist, black hat trimmed with black plumes and a three-quarter length tan coat. This outfit is entirely 'different " rrom the on the girl wore when found dead on the ...following- Tuesday morn ing. On that occasion, witness said, Mabel told her she; was going to bo married to Eckstein. ; She. also said her mother objected to her associating with Welsenberg because the latter did not intend to marry her. Counsel for the defense asked the witness concerning the character of the hotel. The district attorney ob jected and defendant's counsed 'said: r "I believe we can show the reputa tion of a house as well as that of a person. We wish to do this because f lr 1st part pi ine ueitMj.se uiwij uiu. Mabel received her injuries iu a house Of that character; We further wish ' to show the nature of the places Mabel . visited at night" , ' V ,'Ae objection was sustained .and the witness was excused.- ' . Chief of Police " Eastman was re called and said Mrs Brobsf one of Mabel's sisters, had told him "Tom" . chewed tobacco in bed and that the supposed bloodstains were' caused by tobacco juice. - Tbe witness aid, Uq ingrain carpet on, the floor of. the room contained a damp spot and appeared tp have been washed. The next day ; Jio visited the house and a rag carpet had been substituted for the Ingrain , carpet. 4- MOItE MARINES. Have Arrived at Corea to Guard Unit- ed States Interests. ?' Seoul, Corea Jan 1C The Ameri can guard at the United States em bassy has .Been increased by ,the addi tion of sixty additional jmarines, who yrrived here last night and were quar , tered I" the city at the' electric power company's- building. The native press is slightly offensive ,to the foreign residents ana it ; is quite probable there will ye be trouble with Corea. Troops now guard all t foreign resi dences, probably in sufficient numbers to keep the natives Jn ' check should thei be more trouble. A German , warship hag just arrived at Chemulpo. ki-n-n lina . hrnnin in fflvnr nf the . Japanese and the people here are now moi-e angry with the government than with the foreigners. It is like ly this change will amply i pacify them. The American authorities have taken' precautions to provide male escorts for women and children. 8tl Mills Binm, Wrngtm Cut. . NEWCASTLE, Pa., Jan. 16. The McKlnley furnace of the Carnegie Steel i company resumed after an idleness of several weeks.- It is announced that the steel mill will resume Monday. There will be reductions in wages amounting ' to nearly 50 per cent on aome of the .tonnage men. Laborers will be cut from Jl.BO to $1.40 per day. -Oramfi to Bvild Ne-rr Crulaers. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. It has been practically decided to award the con tracts for both the new warships Mis alssisslppi and Idaho to the Cramps'. Veteran Charg4 With MfanslAnarliter '. BATH, N. Y., Jan, 16. The grand Jury of Steuben county has found an indictment against Daniel McSweeney, a civil -war veteran in the State Sol diers' home here, for "manslaughter in the first degree, charging him with kill ing Edward News, a fellow inmate, during a quarrel in a saloon last elec tion night. Uruguayan Inaurgrenta Beaten. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jan. 16. It Is reported that a serious battle has . taken place between the government troops- and the insurgents, the latter losing heavily. Cleveland' Tnanlcs for Sympathy. PRINCETON, N. J., Jan. 16. Grover Cleveland has given out a letter of thanks through the press in behalf -of himself and his wife, expressing ap preciation of the many evidences of sympathy received after the death of lis daughter Ruth. V Will Have Wtaen Iavryere. CHRISTIANIA, Jan. 16 The, upper liouse by an almost unanimous vote has adopted a bill authorizing women to set as attorneys and advocates in the Norwegian courts. Liberator' Daughter Dead. v . PASADENA, Cal., Jan. 16. Mrs. Ruth Brown Thompson, daughter of John Brown, the liberator, died at her home last night, aged seventy-five years. . ".. Murderer of Policeman Ilanced. ATLANTA," Ga., Jan. 16. John Har ris, a negro, who, while resisting ar rests killed Folicemnn Prasbaeh, has ftn rifrricrd' hfnv ,'. - , ' v NOW IN PRISON. Wealthy BanKer and Mer chant Got Money Un v der False Pretenses. Burlington, Vt, Jan 16. Convicted of obtaining 4 the money under false pretenses by' impersonating a man of the game name, a wealthy banker and dry goods merchant of Atlantic, Iowa, Joseph H. Marshall to-day was sentenced to not less than ... five and one-half nor more than six years in state prison. , ; It developed during the trial of Mar sha'll that Joseph H. Marshall of At lantic, Iowa, had been impersonated not less than fifteen times during the past three years, and that: in each in stance be was victimized out of sums ranging from. $200 to $600. ? It was the contention of the prosecution that the prisoner was responsible, in every case. ' ' 4 Marshall made a plea for clemency on the ground that his family. in New York was destitute and that the Jury had been imprbpery influenced to re turn a verdict of guilty against him. He appealed from the verdict of guil ty arid the case will be heard In the supreme court As the prisoner was unable to furnish bail, it was decided to ; pronounce sentence to-day and take him to stat6 prison to begin his term,' pending action by the higher court. DEATH OF COL. BILL, RACE HORSE. New York, Jan ' JO.-Colonel Bill, a race horse owned by I -V Bell, and valued at $25,000, Is dead from spinal meningitis at Sheepshead Bay track. He was injured in a race at Aqueduct last fall and the weight he had up at the time, was .the cause of a wordy war between Mr Bell and Official Handicapper Vosburgh which precipi tated a wide discussion among horse nien. ' Colonel Bill was the stable mate of Hermis until the latter was sold to E. 11. Thomas for $60,000, and was be leved by his owner to be only a little the inferior of that horsa BRIDGEPORT LIQUOR DEALERS FINED. Bridgeport, .Jan 16. Fifty-four of the sixty-two ' liquor dealers arrested last Monday on the complaint of the state police, charged with selling liquor on i Sunday.1 pleaded guilty in the city court . this morning. Forty-two of tne accused were fined $33 and costs each, which ; fines were paid.; . Eight others whose cass were ' more serious wwe fined $75 and costs and two forfeited their bail bonds of 150 each. 1 " ; ( - Hanim Sy, "Ae." ' . PITTSBURG, ' Jan. 16 Senator M. A. Hanna in an Interview here said; "I have sent out 2,000 personal letters denying that I am a candidate for the presidency,; and I do not want td be considered as such. , I consider all such talk a 'closed incident.' The alleged opposition 'to the nomination of Presi dent" Roosey.elt has been overestimated and magnified . greatly by Democratic papers and others .. with Democratic proclivities." Senator Hanna said he would issue the call for the Republican national convention in a few days. It had been -delayed on account of the talk about Chicago hotel keepers ad vancing their rates. , : . , Troop Under Ami. V SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Jan. 16. The trouble at Copper Cliff, caused by a cut in , wajres by the Canadian Copper company, still continues, ; and the troops at the Canadian Soo are un der arms - and ; ready o depart on a moment's notice. Colonel Elliott of the Ninety-seventh regiment, has sent a upply of ammunition to Sudbury. One Italian has .been wounded in the trou ble, and ' the men are arming them selves. The situation has now reach ad a 'critical stage. Bdlion to Be Honored, NEW YORK, Jan. 16. In a few dayg the twenty-fifth anniversary of the suc cessful introduction and commercial de velopment of the incandescent lamp will be reached. To commemorate the event the friends ' and ( associates of Thomas A.' Edison are going to make him the special guest at the annual dinner "of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, which is to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria. ' Buffalo Fire Cost 50,000. BUFFALO, Jan. 16. George A. Ray & Co.t three story factory at Niagara street and Potomac avenue has ; been badly damaged by fire. The loss is es timated at $50,000.. Three firemen wer,e thrown to the ' ground and' severely hurt by the collapse of a ladder. Mftuiolnm Damaged br Fire. ' TARRYTbWN, N. Y., Jan. 16.-The mausoleum erected in Sleepy . Hollow cemetery by the heirs of General Sam uel Thomas at a cost of $100,000 has been damaged about $15,000 by fire. A Uweful Bill Reported. , M WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. Senatoi Hey burn has favorably reported from the committee on manufactures Sena tor McCumber's bill to iwevent, adul teration, misbranding and imitation of foods, beverages, candles, drugs and condiments. Free Trader Gained a Seat. LONDON, Jan. 16. The by election in Norwich for a successor to the late Sir Harry Bullard resulted in fhe free traders gaining a seat. The vote was as follows: Tillett, Liberal, 8,576; Wild, Unionist, 6,756; Roberts, Labor, 2,440. Fatal Carbollo 'Agraln. , CORNING, N. Y., Jan. 16.-Jennie Callahan, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Alderman Patrick Callahan, swal lowed ' a quantity of carbolic acid In mistake for a headache remedy and died within a few minutes, DELEGATE TO GO. Housesmiths Union Drops ParKs, Devery and Mc Carthy From Roll. r - . New York, Jan 16. Members of the Housesmiths' ' and Bridgemen's union, local . No 2, have voted unanimously to drop the names of Sam Parks, Timothy McCarthy and William S. Devery from the membership books of the union, to abolish the office of walking delegate, and to make a last effort for peace with their; employers. Two walking delegates who succeeded Parks and McCarthy resigned and then the office was voted out of existence. . There Will be no more walking dele gates In Parks's old union, at least not until the union hag made peace with the employers and the men are at work. Parks and McCarthy are now serving terms for extortion. Devery was an honorary member of the union and had befriended Parks when he first was'arrested by. furnishing bonds for a large sum. '.. ' . It is expected that within a few days permanent peace will be declared between the union and the Iron league. The latter had. refused to make peace with the workers until: the Parks fac tion was completely eliminated, go that negotiations will at once foe re-opened. Murder Myatery Solved. ERIE, Pa., Jan. 16. A murder mys tery of three years' standing was clear-, ed up when . Floyd Peckham, aged twenty-two, was held without bail" for , the shooting of his father,' D' Alton' Peckham, fon the evening of Jan. 18, 1901, at the family home, near Cranes ville, in this county. On the morning of Jan. 19, 1901, the elder Peckham was .found murdered in : his home, and his son Floyd was arrested on suspi cion of havisg committed , the crime, but at the request of the district at torney he was not indicted because of insufficient evidence. On Monday last young Peckham - was rearrested and committed on the testimony of Herbert Guy, who swore at the hearing that as he was passing the Peckham home he heard a racket in the house, followed by a shot, and then he heard old man Peckham - cry out, "For God's sake, spare my life, Floyd!" The shooting continued, and the witness heard Floyd say,' 'There, you - , you won't go down cellar for any more cider!" ? . Panama's First Parliament. ' PANAMA, Jan. 16. The members of the constitutional convention, the first legislative body in the history of the new republic of Panama, met here and organized, with G. B. Amador as tem porary , chairman and Nicolas Victoria as temporary secretary. It began its work under the parliamentary rules of the Colombian ; congress, i Inthe vote for president of the convention Dr. Pab lo Arosemena was Unanimously , cho sen. After he had made an eloquent speech of acceptance the vote for vice president' was taken, and Dr. Louis Deroux was elected. " y V 1 Electrocution. Seems Permanent. ALBANY,- N. ; Y,, Jan. 16. Attorney General Cunneen has received a com munication from a man in Michigan, who inquires whether electrocution is an effective punishment for the crime of murder. The attorney general in re ply stated that so far as he was aware no man who had suffered that punish ment had ever again committed murder or any other crime. , , '.. i Chlcaa-o Driver' Strike Ended. ' CHICAGO, Jan. 16. The strike of the livery drivers," which, since its be ginning some weeks ago, has caused much annoyance to mourners and in terference at f funerals, has been end ed, and! the union men were ordered back to work. A committee of owners, and drivers, the latter headed by President Young of the International Teamsters' association, had a Confer ence at. which an agreement . was brought about which recognizes the1 "closed" tshop, one of the chief points of disagreement.' It was agreed that the matter of an increased wage scale shall be arbitrated as soon as possible by a committee of the union and em ployers. . Soldiers and Polfee Fought Fire. CALGARY, N. W. T., Jan. 10. Fire starting from the furnace-of" the New Normandie theater ; has gutted ' the whole block, causing a loss ot $280, 000. . Six large stores in the building burned. The Canadian mounted rifles and Northwest mounted C police were called out , to7 assist the fire " brigade. ,The chief of the latter was overcome by carbide fumes.;, The theater was new and . had net been used. U Carpenter Torn to Pieces. .' OSWEGO, N. Y., Jan. 16. William Taylor, a carpenter employed at the Pittsburg Oil Weir Supply company's plant, has met a shocking death here. He was tightening bolts when his apron caught in a shafting, and he was torn to pieces.' Portions of his body were thrown about the shop,' hitting ! the workmen and so unnerving them that the entire force of nearly 200 men was dismissed for the day. Did Not Kotow to Patti. PORTLAND, Ore;, Jan. 10.. Mme. Patti was virtually invited to leaVe the Portland hotel, in this city. Mr.Bow ers, the manager, curtly told Marcus Mayer that if he was not satisfied with the accommodations the whole party could get out. "If you don't like what I give you in the way of accommoda tion Patti and her whole party can get out," said Bowers. Car Barns Barned) Loss, $280,000. NEW YORK, Jan. 16. Two men were severely injured and several oth ers slightly' hurt by a fire which de stroyed the large building of the Brook lyn and Coney Island railroad, De Kalb avenue, Brooklyn. The loss was esti mated at $250,000, . PE0F. ELIOT OMCEMOSE. Reiterates His Form er Statements. Majority Rule as Now Ap plied a Danger to Lib erty Tribute to Stud ents Labor Unions Re ferred to Also. New Yorki Jan'lO. In an address at a club reception in Brooklyn, President Eliot of i Harvard university has re i terated hjs recent declaration ; u.at modern uemocracy in the sense that the majority, right or -wrong, should rule, and labor unions and associations of employers as - now constituted are dangers to liberty. - ' . , Tracing the growth of the universi-J ties, . he told, how- the students in the continental luniversities V had wrested freedom from f European absolutism; and in his connection he paid tribute to the students that went heart and soul into the revolutions of lcr8, of those that fought and worked for Ital ian unity and to the students that are now said ' to be endeavoring to bring about freedom of speech and thought in Russia. ' STILL HISSING. Woman Who Left Her Home on North Main Street Sereral Days Ago. Nothing has yet been learned of the whereabouts of Mrs John Dientz, who disappeared ffm ver home on North ain street Thursday night and her friends f ear turn sue has carried out the threat to kill ; herself., The people in the block' vriiere Mrs Dientz lived claim that the woman had a very happy , home and state that they can not understand how she could think of going away and leaving her , husband and, little girl. Of course if . the wo man was mentally unbalanced, and she must have been when she wrote to her sister telling her that she . was going to, kill herself, she didn'tTcnow what she was doing , and probably imagined that the family would , be better off withoift her. , ' " , , To Clean Paint. , ' To clean ' paint 'smear it over with whiting ' mixed to the consistency, of common paste with warm water. , Rub the surface to be cleaned briskly and wash off with clean cold water. Grease spots and grime of all sorts will quickly disappear under-this trMitmentiuid the paint -will retain- its fresh appearance. Remember In washing paint to do only a little bit at a time and to dry that thoroughly with soft cloths before going en further. ' Carried. His Money Ijoose. : Reinhardt Zollikofen, a drunken man,' passed along the Bowery in New York the other day with ?1,300 in money in, his possession several bills protruding from his pockets. ; Luckily a policeman took him in charge before the Bowery toughs' "caught on" and took him to a police station before his money, all in $1 and $2 bills, had left his possession. The saloons had secured but a small amount when his capture was effected. American Wool. The steady improvement of recent years in' the methods and processes of American woolen mills has brought the domestic fabrics to a standard of quality Jind style which the English manufac turer frankly admits is nearly, if not quite, as good as his own. The hope has been, that, the? trade lost in the United States would be made up elsewhere, but this anticipation has failed tp realize. Care for Insomnia. One of he best and simplest cures for Insomnia is said to be the odor of raw onions. They should1 be crushed to "a pulp in order to free all the juice. Smell this substance for ten minutes after re tiring. It Is said to quiet the inost nerv ous person and relax the most over wrought nerves.") It is hardly pleasant, but is said to be efficacious. Kins Meuelek, A recent letter from Abyssinia de scribes King Menelek as a man of about 60 years of agej dark in complexion? his face marked with'smallpox and his chin covered with a slight gray beard. He has ' a keen, thoughtful face, brilliant dark eyes and through an- interpreter converses intelligently with hi3 guests. Draw Yonr . Own Conclusion. A German doctor, who has been col lecting Information about the habits of long-lived persons, finds that the ma jority of those whtti attained old age Indulged in late hours. , Eight out of ten persons over 80 never went to bed till well in the small hours, and did not fcAND YOUR WALKS, A number of people are complaining, about the bad condition of several strips of sidewalk that have not been sanded since the freezing weather set in. A little sand or ashes thrown on the- icy placesi .would not only be ap preciated by the, public but might be the means of saving our neighbors a lot of trouble in mind and body, to say nothing of the savings in doctors' bills. - Town Clerk John Blair will spend Sunday with his daughter in WindsoV. WEATHER FORECAST- , '. Forecast for Connecticut: Snow in north, ' rain or snow in south portion to-night and Sunday, followed by clear ing; warmer to-night;, fresh, to brisk east tq south winds, increasing. FIRE IN STORE. Five Persons Seriously In juredLoss is $250,000 Street Cars BlocHed. Buffalo, N. Y.. Jan 16. Fire among the wholesale establishments and warehouses in the triangual block formed by the junction of Pearl and Erie streets, early to-day caused ai loss estimated at $250,000. . Five firemen were Injured, one -seriously. The; fire started, in " Julius W. Georger's wholesale hat store and In an hour was l burned " out and the flames were spreading over the roof to the "George Irish Paper-Co's build ing on the south and to a warehouse owned by the William ; Hangerer Co, between Georger's and the D"un build lug. Ali three buildings' were , Of brick, five stories high, and extended through the block from Pearl to Erie street. ' . Street car traffic in the lower end of the business section of the city was suspended for several hours and ' no trains 'could pass the Terrace station on the New York Central tracks. West bound t trains were delayed , and the belt line service was temporarily sus pended. ! LOST HIS CLOTHES. Former Well Known' Man Clad in Overalls and Duster. A man who said he used to "shine" in Waterbury . fifteen or twenty years ago, when he was one of the best brass finishers in town was about the streets to-day .costumed ' in a i pair of overalls and dark linen duster. He said, he was robbed of his clothing1 in one of the local "bum" , boarding houses last night and 'when : he opened his : eyes this morning he hadn'a a stitch to ppt on him. , He ' knew the contemptible trick was the .work of some "snipe" that was too lazy to take to the roau, adding that in all .his " experience s he never knew a fellow who , had sand enough to dig out . when he saw him self handicapped in an effort to make a living in one place, to steal anything. He was confident that people had more to fear from the chronic loafers' ,at never think of leaving their own towns than from the Unfortunate fellows that keep on - the move f and are thankful for a bite to eat; a rag to wear and a place to sleep, and never think of stealing unless they -find themselves in the last ditch. . He appeared to be in a bad box. but' said , he had enough faith in (humanity to trust that before night overtook, him he would ."'strike" some . good Samaritan who would give him an old coat and pair of trousers to replace the -'ones his room 1 mate had "lifted" and exchanged for whatever he could- get. for: them. v , , WORK ON NEW HOTEL. Want of a Name Does Not Stop Its i , Progress. The side pieces for the steps of the new hotel facing the green- arrived to day and will be placed '.: in position probably Monday. Each piece is a huge stone block,! almost square, and weighs" three tons. It required a spe 'eial scaffolding to be erected over the truck on which they were brought, to raise .and lower them to the ground, and quite a crowd gathered to see how this was done, and felt like applaud ts when after a great deal of, shout ing, twisting and; turning, balancing and . swinging of the huge block of marble, it was at last lowered to the ground. Exercise of sharp; judgment was necessary, for the slightest mis take would. send the stone ; crashing to the sidewalk and perhaps ruin it. v. WILL HE LOSE HIS POSITION? A few passengers who left here for Naugatuckday before yesterday, tell of a case of absent-mindedness which shows that it is hard to be sure of any thing. The up trolley car passed the one going south near City Corners, but the man - in charge didn't see it and when he reached Smith & Griggs shop he stopped and remained there so long that some of the passengers' got Out of patience and asked what was the mat ter., j They -were ,tld the cause of th delay and immediately r informed the men in charge of the car that they had blundered; but it didn't go. They were positive that ; the - Car : hadn't passed them, but after hearing what the passengers had. to say and. seeing no sign of the car coming they moved on, the motorman still bing in doubt uutil he reached Platts Mills, when he frankly admitted that he had made a mistake, although he couldn't account for it. ; Company G. Fair BooKs. Company G has a hustler out selling the books for the coming bazanr from February 0 to the loth. ,W. IL Bell, or better known as "Lucky Bell" from the fact that in almost every fair or bazaar he has canvassed for he has sold the winning ticket, has placed throughout the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island over 5,O0p : books. That is pretty good work for one man and he has not completed' his task yet.' He expects to land at least 10,000 books. He was : in Waterbury to-day and he stated that of all the books of fairs; that he has ever handled the Company G book is the' most rapid seller. Once a person gets a glance at the amount of prizes and the num ber of tickets for the price, the book is eagerly bought. He will break all rec ords for bazaar or fair books ever made in this state. " ' PUPILS AT WEDDING. A ' One day this week a number of pu pils in onft of the local schools were absent. When they went to school the next day and were asked the cause of their absence they replied that they had been attending a wedding. The teacher was much surprised when sh0 was informed that one of her pupils, a girl about 14. xears of a ge had been married the day before. . ' : -' 'yj-' )' : MAY BE SHAKE UP Changes That Are Said to be Slated For Police Department. ' - - The department of public safety has got its thinkinjr Can dn find hv flip tim it throws it aside one will hardly know i the police force, and the countenance I of the fire department will have under gone a change, too. It is understood mai me uoara win commence opera tions next Tuesday night by dropping Thomas O'Gorman from the detective force and appointing William Keegan to" succeed him. It is not , known how Mr O'Gorman feels about this, but perhaps he has' had all he wants of the sleuth business arid is srl.qd to. cpt. nn opportunity to return to regular duty , again. There is talk of other changes, out they look so much unlike what one would- expect to see happen that, no paper would care, to ; mention them with the kind of evidence at hand. But there will be changes galore and the policemen and firemen are so well , aware or , .this that they , cannot talk j of anything else. ' , ' CITY NEWS Police, Policy and Poker.. Sunday Telegram to-morrow. , : The bakers and confectioners will give a smoker at Congress hall ' to night., - " - ; - ; y.'y Miss Margaret .Lawlor,' 1 who has been very sick for the pasitwo weeks at her home on East , Main street, is able to be out again. ' i It was said to-day that a couple of the state police are now. in Wraterbury and have already visirrJ' several places in different parts of the town. "There will be an old fashioned kitchen dance given at Hamilton hall, Mill Plain; next Friday evening. The proceeds will go towards, the new hall. P. II. Carroll has sold the Wheeler farm on the Plank road to F. B. West of Waterbury, also the house of Alice West, Waterville, to John A. A Van Hustene. ' - An . important meeting of the Scorcher club will.be held to-morrow at 2:30. : Every member is requested to attend as important business will be transacted. . , ' 1 Thomas Ryan, who came to Water bury about a week ago and was re moved to the Brookside home suffer ing with frozen feet, was sent to his home in Bridgeport to-day.. All members of the Gaelic Literary society, are requested to be present ju their rooms in the 'G. A. It. buiding at 4. o'clock to-morrow "afternoon as matters-., of the utmost- importance are to be passed upon.' , ' It is ' understod ' that Mayor Elton will send the name of J. A. Sundin to theboard'of-aldermen Monday night as1 milk inspector, to succeed Dr Kee ley. vMr Sundin is manager of the Wa--terbury Drqg Co. . 1 !a short calendar in the . district court to-day F, II. Humphrey ' was given judgment in foreclosure against Stephen; E. Cann. Law day was' set for June 15 The amount of the judg ment will be decided ly counsel, r ' F. v B. Rice yesterday afternoon brought suit for foreclosure against P. A. Patterson of Watertown for $2, 272.90. Attorneys Dalton ' and J. F. Lawlor are interested, having a sec ond mortgage for $150 On the property. The continued hearing on the con tested will of the late John O'Connor was taken up this morning in the pro bate court before Judge Lowe, trtia will ; was approved and Attorney O'Neill, counsel for the contestants, gave notice, of appeal to the superior; court, ,, i The men's mission at St Francis Xavier's church will close to-morrow night. There will be no service this evening, the fathers wishing to devote the rest of : their timft to ! the confes sional. JDne of the fathers will preach the sermon at the 10:30 o'clock mass to-morrow morning. , ; ' ' The funeral of ' Mrs- Lucy C. Smith took place . this afternoon from the family residence on Grove street, with service by Dr Anderson ' and inter ment in Riverside cemetery. The hon orary hearers, sons and the son-in-law of the deceased; ; were : J. Richard Smith, John Clark Smith, Ralph Her bert; Smith and Dr ,9. E. Munger. The; game of quoits . between rthe North End and Foley's teams, played at P. W. Connor's place on North Elm street last evening,- was won by the first named club in a score of 74 f to 61.i Coddington r , was referee. The highest play was scored by Kelliher of the North End club. ; He made , thir teen." Dunne, also of the North End team, "was next with eleven. . v . ; V The suit . of John ' J. Bergin against the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co for $5,000 has been settled for "a good round sum," to quote Attorney Phelan, counsel for the plaintiff, Ber gin was administrator on the estate of Matthew Kennerney. who , was killed by the defendant's cars in "Bridgeport some time ago, and it was to recover for his death the suit was instituted. Attorney Bronson represented the com pany in the transaction. ' . Mrs Keough, 194 Baldwin street Specials for January sale: Ladies' flannelette -house , wrappers, were $1.00, sale price C9c: ladies' outing flannel skirts, were 25c, sale price 21c; ladies' muslin underwear selling for cost" price; gents' heavy double breasted black 1 and ; white s.tripe shirts 38c; boyji' knee pants, were 2oc, sale price 19c; ladies' ; shoes at re duced prices, from $1.25 to $3.00 per pair; boys' shoes were $1.25, sale priee $1.00. . The hearing of cases in the district court was arranged as , follows this morning: Tuesday 'next, Braume & Kiely ys H. M." East, Conlon Bros vs M. - Curley; Thursday, Hannah Smith vs Truman J. , Smith ; Monday, 25th, State Bank corporation vs the Miller & Te'ck Co, Catherine Daigle vs John Cronan et ux; Tuesday, 20th, Isaac Weinstine vs the Ziglatzkl-Marks Co, Bridget . Doran, administratrix, vs the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co; Thursday, 28th, Charles A. Jenner ys Walter Brooks.. - " . THEY WAN ABOBJB. Watertown Selec 6 - men to Act. Will Declare B. II. UzV t - toon's Office Vacant Unless 1 He Furnish One Attorney Hinrj'r . Opinion. The W"atertown selectmen bar made a demand of B. H. Mattoon for a satisfactory bond for the offices t, . town, clerk, treasurer of. town depose fund and town treasurer. Falling i. this they"" will declare the office va-1 cant On Monday First Selectman Skill-w bf Watertown called on Attorn ey-G en-s eral King to consult with him regaru ing tlie validity of certain votes pas?r : by the .town of Watertown in to'. meeting a week ago. yesterday, pen ticularly as to the effect on paymen' from the state treasury to the tov Attorney General lying yesterday se; back word as follows; "If I,correctt understand you, you ' wish lb be tu. vised whether, the state, by virtue these votes, will pay. to the seleeUuc- . money which may become due to tb town of Watertown for highway sj school purposes, as well as Tinder t" law relating to the tax of bank sire5 . etc. . : The general statutes prescTibe i relation to such payments by the stnt Section 2257 provides that the moc for schools paid by the state shall 1 . paid to the town treasurer. Sccil 2333' says that the taxes collects-1 r corporation stock by the state shall I paid to the town treasurer. Kcctlc 1S74, djefining the duties of the tow:, terasurer, includes among those dutie : the folio wing : : ."The town tr e asur c : shall receive all money belonging t the town. " , . The agents of the. Sun Insurance C Lira invoRtlsrithifr thn '.affairs -. their 1 company, of which B. II. Mat' toon, wag the W'atertown agent. LIBERTY STREET. BaKer Kelly's Predictions rail: J: t . i , Matte Good in This Cass. i Thomas ; lielly, i the baker-fa rmc has again taken hold of the Librtt, street extension question and in -started off by. inquiring what becnn of the appropriation made some th ago for that purpose. , One wov.V thiuk'that a prudent man like Kelly would prefer to leave this mat ter in the shade instead of dragging i- into daylight, because- the history ol the whole' affair proves that wtilo man may be veryt successful iu busi ness it does not follow that you cv r. place any faith in his predictions re garding other-matters. When Thorns-, D. Barlow was. elected mayor of Vn terbury six yea ra ago Mr Kelly throv his ha5 in the air and promised every j body a bridge over. the' Naucratuc": railroarl atLLiberty: street, opening v? a . public way from Liberty street 1 Bank street before the close of ?T" , Barlow.'s administration. The TIsr-' .low) administration came to a do four: years ago, but the ''sharpest ey ' inl the community could not dicov ' any" indication that Kelly"s prophrcr . had come true There was no bri.Ir 3 there at that time ana there is non - there now. .J Before retiring, Kelly'-, petl administration made a - recon mendatlon that $10,000 be placed in r. sinking fund, to be added to from Ve to time, but after a year or so the re publican members of the boanl of si- : dermen cut this out, jnotwlthstandip'r tha-ton motion of ; Mr Mahaney tl city 'attorney ; was in stru cted to h a v, j a bill passed authorizing the establlL- ' men?, of a sinking fund for tTiat nn : similar ' purposes. The - bill wr passed, but by that time the fund had iboen knocked, in the head and nothing ' has been done to resurrect it since. If ; Mr Kelly is goinff to niake another i prophecy on the Question it is hope I, he will do better than before. Officers Elected. ; The annual meeting of the lilt Street Improvement; association waa held at the club rooms Thursday night. Officers for. they ensuing yer.r were elected as follows: President, ' Henry W. Clark; vice president, Peter. Colfette; recording! secretary, T. J. Coyle; financial "secretary, E. "vV Mat son; treasurer, Albert Trinkel. The as sociation was 5 organized on - January 11. 1902, and in the two 'years of it existence has gained 'many conces sions from the city officials. -. It is ex pected that the work ordered don last year will be carried to comply tion during the present administra tion. " ' ",; v WATERBURY BURNS CLUB. The members of the Burns club art preparing for the nineteenth annual ball, which will be held in City hall on January 25. A new departure the way of a comic singer will appear in the person of Dan Lalley, who has been one of the best comic singers in Scotland. . Mr Sorleythe dancer, been engaged, as the Scotch danclD:? is one of the features and no one can better illustiate it than Mr Sorley . The best )ocal talent will be there and the public may enjoy a pleasant even ing. . HARTFORD THEATERS. Hartford, . January 16. An inspec tion of tlw theaters of this city arstl other public buildings was made this afternoon by a committee of the coun cil, the .building Inspector and the ffrp. chief. "A report will be handed in t the council at an early date, w .