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VOL. XVII, NO. 89.
WATERBURY, COM, FRIDAY, MARCH 18. 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. KOREAN vfiRMRllAI.S TaKe Refuge on Cruiser Cincinnati They Were TaKen to Chee Foo -Russian War Ex O . perts Doubt the War News Now Coming from Japanese Sources. - ; Seoul, . March - 18. The United States cruiser Cincinnati took to Chee Foos" the 'Korean general Hi - Yak' Ky umen and Chamberlain ' Hak Sang, both advocates of the declaration of rieutrality of Korea, submitted to the ipowers in June, the effect of which "would have '"been favorable to Rus sia; ' When ; the Japanese were " vic torious at Chemulpo the advocates of natrality became alarmed and many of them came to the American lega tion andsought an, asylum. .Minister Allen declined to receive them and urged hem to return to their homes, stating that nothing would happen to them if they followed his advice. . Hak Sang, , who was a frequent ! caller at the American legation, took refuge in the palace of flowers, which belongs to the emperor, but is kept -by a German woman and flies , the German flag. Marquis Ito is now be ing accommodated there. Hak Sang asked Minister, Allen to take him on (the Cincinnati so that ; he , might flee the country. Minister .Allen' declined to do so unless the Japanese minister had. nonobjections. The Japanese minister, offered to take him on board i a Japanese vessel. ; This he refused, and renewed his appeal to be allowed to go on the. Cincinnati. This request .was finally granted "j 'i St Petersburg, March . 18.The war experts here -are questioning the -truth of the Japanese oflicial reports, asking for instance how the torpedo boats of.Vice-Admiral Togo could lay mines, - weighing 400 pounds, in the heavy sea which Admiral Toga admits was run ning, even it the boats had room for them aboard; how fire could reak out on the Russian torpedo boats, which - carry nothing inflammable, and how a Japanese torpedo boat 1 preserves its full fighting capacity if a steampipe on board burst, and the Russian boats got away ,. :--K ::: '.'','' SULLY'S SUSPENSION ! SENT MARKET DOWN; ' New York. March 18. The suspen sion of Daniel J. Sully the -cotton broker, ' was announced 't on the "Cotton exchange to-day. . ! The suspension of J. Sully-has cre ated such a furore in the cotton mar- , ket throughout the country it caused a drop at once. - The market declined . two cents and only regained one-half cent. ' v New Orleans, March 18. -The an nouncement of the failure of Broker Sully created a' tremendous sensation on - the. cotton exchange,' sending the whoel market into a panic. There was immediately a tremendous - drop in cotton and .it seemed -impossible to eay when the slump would; terminate. Cotton declined $10 a bale. Mri, Payne's Beauty Lnnchfon. ; CHICAGO,. March 18. Ten hand-, some women were guests at a "beauty luncheon"; given by v Mrs.' John Barton Payne at her home here. "In arrang ing the affair Mrs. Payne had declared her guests were to be the most beau tiful, women among her friends. Hark ing back to the Greek legend of the golden apple inscribed "To the most beautiful," Mrs. Payne gave a golden apple to every guest with the . inscrip tion, "You can't hold a. candle to me." There was much discussion of beauty, and among the guests themselves the palm was awarded to Mrs. Malcolm E wen. She is a young Virginian and was Miss Camille Coffee. She is of a distinct southern '. type, tall, with a cameo face framed by dark hair and lighted with dark.eyes4; '.-. 1 .11 "WHY, I j HAS ONE BULLET. BrooKlyn Man Who Shot Himself Because of Epi- leptic Fits. . New York, March IS. John M., Pe ters, son of a Brooklyn manufacturer, who was found near his father's fac tory last November with two bullet wounds in his head, has been "dis charged from the hospital in better health than ever, but with one of the bullets still in is brain. The doctois succeeded in removing the other. His case attracted much interest among surgeons, who fully expected, bis death. ' t ; Peters, when ,found after the shoot ing, said he discovered thieves In the factory 'and was wounded, by them. Iater he admitted having attempted suicide "because of epleptic attacks. These have not occurred since he 'shot himself.- ;'.' v -. i ONE MAN DEAD. Infernal Machine Exploded While Be- lag Examined by Army Officers- ... Belgium, March 18. An infernal machine exploded early this morning outside the residence of Commissioner of Police Laurent, wrecking the house, fatally injuring an artillery officer, Major Papin, ; and seriously wounding half a 'dozen other persons. When the machine was. jdisedvered Major Papin was summoned and was examining the package in which the machine was concealed when the explosion" oc curred. -.-.' jc'apih's legs were blown off and he shortly afterwards succumbed.- A po liceman -who also lost his legs by the explosion is in a precarious condition. Thousands of windows were shat tered. 1 ... ' ' There is no clue, to the perpetrators of the outrage. Grant "Did 3Vot Know President. ': CHICAGO, March 18. General Fred D. Grant, commander of the depart ment, of the lakes, startled the Irish Fellowship ' society at its banquet by snubbing . the president of the United States in- a tdast assigned to, him. General Grant was asked to respond to the toast "The President.'; Instead of the good words that were expected his fellow banqueters heard the fol lowing: "I can only say a few words to you. , In the first place, , I am not a Bpeechmaker. "In,the second place, be cause I am a soldier the ban of si lence rests upon ' me. In the third plate," I do . not , know the president of the X'nited States." With these sententious remarks General Grant ab ruptly dismissed the subject assigned to him, and there was an awkward si lence, until the toastmaster came to the rescue , with the next toast on the programme.-' President Favor the Catalo. TOPEKA, Kan., March 18 Charles J. Jone?., better known as Buffalo Jones,' warden of the Yellowstone Na tional park, has returned here from Washington highly elated over the in terest displayed by President Roose velt in a plan to cross buffaloes and cattle to produce animals which can be utilized in Alaska. He says that the cross has been produced with suc cess and that- the president! bey eves that the catalo, as the cross is known,' is the only animal which can: be used for domestic purposes in Alaska. foitmaiter General Better. WASHINGTON, March 18. Post master General Payne, who has been ill for ' some time, is ' reported to be more comfortable. On the whole, there has been a slight gain during the day. which is attributed chiefly to the phy Bioians' enforced relinquishment of at tention to official matters. , There is less restlessness and irritation. .Mayor of Halifax Indioted. HALIFAX, N. S., March 18. Mayor Crosby, of this city has been Indicted by the grand jury on a charge of in terfering with the administration of justice. It is alleged that the mayor released a prisoner, held for a hearing on a charge of assault, and he cannot now be found. ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS A TOE STRIKE IS NOW ON. Conference To-Day Was Fruitless. Twenty-Thousand BricK layers and. Laborers Now Out 100,000 Will be Affected if Not Set tled Soon. New York, March 18. Twenty thou sand bricklayers and laborers and about 2,000 iron workers are on strike and until a settlement can be reached at a conference to-day the strike will probably spread until about 100,000 men 'are involved. ; The conference between the joint board of arbitration of the. Unkm ' Builders' association and the delegates of the Bricklayers union ended at an early hour to-day without any agree ment being reached, and the employ ers, considering it improbable that any settlement will be arrived at . at to day's conference, are preparing for the strike which they think will follow. Members of other unions who will be out of work because ' they cannot proceed with building without the bricklayers 'are said to be indignant that the bricklayers should tie up the I whole building industry. j Twenty-five hundred litliraphers have struck rather than be locked nut., They quit work a the direction ot I their district' officers when they found that they must sign the arbitration agreement, or be discharged. The em ployers say that fifty-five men have al ready signed the agreement and are ready to go to work, but the officers of the union declare positively that only sixteen men have signed. , . BOTH ARE DEAD. Man and Woman Found Asphyxiated , tn a New Haven Hotel. New Haven, March 18. A man and woman who registered as "Jack Mack and wife," were found dead to-day in a room in Hotel Europa, at 229 Water street, apparently victims of accidental ; asphyxiation by gas. The hotel is an i Italian lodging house. Employes who smelled gas escaping from the room i notified the police, who gained en j trance by breaking down the door, i Gas was escaping from one of the four burners of a gas heater in the .room. The other three burners were lighted. After viewing the bodies the-medical examiner ordered them turned over to an undertaker. They have not been identified. The woman was about 30 years old and shabbily dressed.1 The clothing of her companion, though fairly good, was apparently that of a workingman. He "was perhaps 23 years of age. ; Thero "was nothing in the clothing by which to identify the bodies, and the police are inclined to think that the name on the register was fictitious. The medical examiner has decided that death was . accidental. tit; for tat. Colored CooK and Laundress Refuse to WorK for W. G. Kerbin. Snow Hill, Md, March 18. Delegate William G. Kei'bin of Worcester coun ty, who has been pushing tne "Jim Crow" bill in the state legislature, has been boycotted by negroes. Kerbin boards at a hotel here. When he returned from Annapolis and en tered the dining room he was in formed that the colored cook had re fused to prepare another meal for him. Hungry and. angry, he traveled to Bal timore before obtaining food. His col ored laundress also has Joined the movement. WOOD GETS THEHE. Washington, March 18. Major Gen eral Leonard Wood's nomination wad confirmed! by a large majority to-day. The vote stood 45 to 16. BEAR!" Philadelphia North American. RAILROAD CASE. important Connecticut Suit Now Being Considered by Supreme Court. (Special to Democrat.) Washington, March 18. Quite an important case from Connecticut is at present being considered by the su preme court of , the United States. The case is known as the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co.plain tiff in error, vs the town of Plymouth, the Bristol and Plainville Tramway Co, et al. It was brought from the supreme court of errors of Connecticut to the supreme court in October, 1903. 'A decision will "probably be rendered in1 a few days. - The case originated in the petition of the selectmen of the town of Ply mouth, Litchfield county, to the board of railroad commissioners of the state realtive to a highway and grade in the town of Plymouth. The highway in question crosses the railroad tracks at a grade, a short distance westerly of the Terryville railroad station. ; It was claimed that this crossing was danger ous, that the owners of land (adjoining the highway at the crossing who would be affected by the change of grade would be W. H. Scott & Co and David G. Cooper. The relief asked for wras that the grade at this crossing be changed so as to carry the highway under the railroad. The Bristol and Plainville Tramway Co is really back of the action, be cause this company had voted to ex tend its line to Terryville on condition that this grade , be abolished. The i raiJroad commission granted the" peti-' tion and directed the grades to be sep arated by carrying the highway under the railroad. An appeal was taken to the superior court of 'Litchfield' coun ty, but pending this action the legisla ture passed an act which provides that when grade crossings are to be elim inated in order to allow street rail ways to lay their tracks the railway company interested is to pay the ex pense of changing the grade. The su perior court Ordered the grades sep arated by carrying the highway under the railroad, and ordered one-quarter of the expense paid by the town and three-quarters by the railroad i com pany, with a proviso that the tramway company should pay the railroad com pany one-quarter of the entire expense before having the right to occupy the new crossing with its tracks. The su preme court of errors of Connecticut a'ffirmed' this judgment and the case wag brought to the supreme court of the United States. , It is claimed for the railroad com pany that the statute did not author ize the superior court to require the railroad company, the town and the tramway, company to defray the ex pense of the bridge to sustain the spur track into W. H. Scott & Co's ware house, and that, interpreted as author izing such action by the court, the statutes were invalid as depriving -Lue railroad company, of the equal protec tion of the laws, m that its property was thus taken without its consent for the benefit of W. H. Scott & Co, which, with or without compensation, is con trary to the fourteenth amendment ot the constitution. ' Judge William F. Henney of Hart ford appears for the New York, ew Haven and Hartford railroad. Charles B. Perkins of Hartford and ex-Senator Herman of Winsted for the other side, Boy Will Get Life Imprlionmrnt, BUFFALO, March 18. Herman Heimberger, seventeen years old, one of the four boys who killed Fernando Balzano, a Walden avenue grocer, was last night found guilty of? murder in the second degree. ; The only punish ment provided by law is life imprison ment, and that sentence will be im posed by Justice Rich. The defense admitted that the fatal shot was fired from Heimberger's revolver, but claim ed that the gun was accidentally dis charged while one of the other boys was taking it. out of Heimberger's hand. Before Heimberger learned what his fate was he was asked if he was ready to die. "Sure thing," he re plied. "A feller's got to die some time. I don't give a d what they do with me." Fii Congrreaa fit St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, March IS. The pro gramme for the national and Interna tional press congress at the world's fair, beginning May 16, has just been completed. It is expected that 4,000 newspaper men will be In attendance, and of these more than 100 will be edi tors of leading foreign papers. The others will be members of thirty or more press associations. lYejrro Ate tlie Bouquet. BLOOMFIELD, N. J., March 18. William Johnson, proprietor of a cafe in Gleuwood avenue, is mourning the loss of a bunch of shamrocks, a pres ent from a friend who recently sent them from Ireland. In honor of St. Patrick's day he placed the shamrocks in a finger bowl on exhibition on one corner of the bar. When Mr. Johnson went to show the shamrocks to a late arrival he found them gone. A negro standing near said he had eaten them, thinking they were watercress. XloVber Caught a. Tartar. ALBERT LEA, Minn., March 18 A big pistol instead of money is what President Freeman of the Security Na tional bank pulled out of the cashier's drawer when a man entered the bank, shoved a revolver through the window and demanded all the cash in reach. Mr. Freeman, who was alone at the time, held the would be robber safe until help arrived. The highwayman is now In jail, but refuses to give hjs name. . .i WEATHER E0HECAST Forecast for Connecticut: rain or snow to-night- Saturday fair. Fresh to brisk soutjj, to west winds. BUILDING WRECKED. MasKed Men Attach Watchman. Supposed to be WorK of Iron WorKersWho Are s on StriKe The Loss Will be About $5, 000. Kansas City; March IS. Sixteen masked men, heavily armed, have overpowered the watchman at the plant of the Proctor & Gamble Soap company, now in course of construc tion in West Armourdale. and wreck ed the steel framework in the first story of the old refinery building. The loss to the steel construction company doing the work is $5,000. . It is sup posed that the damage was don by structural iron workers who have de clared a strike against the contracting company, work on the plant will -be delayed two months. , SHORT CALENDAR. Assignment of Several Cases at this Morning Session! . ; Short calendar in the superior court to-day was so short that lazy lawyers got left. , Judge Wheeler being anxious to leave town on the 10:50 train he opened court before 10 , o'clock,' the usual hour for holdine: short calendar. ; and all the lawyers who had business to transact there were hustled in. ' The Dime Savings bank vs Paul F. McAlleney oase eame up again in much the same form it was in last Friday, on a motion for judgment and appeals from requests to Clerk Marsh. It was decided last week by counsel that pub lication of the alleged promissory note held by the plaintiff, would suffice for the contention, but this morning At torney Bronson, counsel for the- de fense, held there was no promise in the statement on the note. The court took the papers for consideration. A motion for permission to file an amendment in the suit of John O'Neill vs Mary T& W. Smith, the famous liti gant of Bridgeport, was allowed. In this case common counts were first al leged : and. the plaintiff seeks to file specific allegations. The suit , is for $5,000, the information in which is as follows : Mrs Smith was appointed ad ministratrix on the estate of Esther Sandford of Bridgeport and five prom issory notes aggregating $3,588 held by deceased against Mrs Smith; were seized by Mrs Smith , and destroyed. These notes were part of the Sandford: estate. Subsequently Mrs Smith was removed from the administration of the estate and Charles II. Peck was appointed. He inventoried the differ ent suras . aggregating the $3,58S as part of the estate and assigned them to the plaintiff. , A motion for a hearing on a demur rer in the suit of Mary B. Vance vs the Consolidated Railroad Co went oyer to. next week. The same disposition was made of the divorce suit of Wini fred Bundas vs Johnson Dundas, it not being ready for hearing. No disposition was made of the di vorce suits that have been heard, Bas sett vs Bassett, Newell vs Newell and Pilgrim vs Pilgrim. Presuming ,the case of the state against Willis Vandemark will be fin ished by W'ednesday, the following as s gnments were made: , Grilley vs the city of Waterbury, an action arising out of change of grade; Belfit's appeal from probate, and McGrath vs tne Equitable Insurance society. Next Friday Judge Wheeler will as sign cases for hearing by Judge Thayer in April. ' HEPBURN TO SPEAK. The Well Known Congressman . Will be at Meriden Decoration Day (Special to Democrat.) -Washington; March 18. Congress man Sperry- has secured a promise from Representative Hepburn of Iowa that he will speak Decoration day at the memorial exercises of Merriam post, G. A. R., of Meriden. The plan is to have the Iowa member come to Connecticut and" be the guest of Mr Sperry for a few days. The two con gressmen will then go to Meriden on Decoration day. This arrangement is, of course, dependent upon the adjourn ment of congress prior to May 30, which is almost a certainty Colonel "Pete" Hepburn, as he is familiarly known here, is one of the best speakers in congress. He is also an old soldier, and will give the Grand Army post of Meriden a rousing speech. The house committee on invalia. pensions has ' reported favorably on the bill to increase the pension of Daniel W. Graham, of Portland, to $30 per month instead of $12. Graham served in Co D, 20th Connecticut vol unteers. ' This bill was introduced by Congressman Sperry. MAN WAS DEAD WHEN TAKEN HOME. . Adelard Freuette of 79 Jewelry street, aged about 20 years, died sud denly to-day. He was in Duggan s saloon on East Main street this af ternoon about 2:30 when he became very ill, so persons in the place at that time thought. A hack was sum moned and he was driven to his home on Jewelry street. . When he was brought into his home he was dead. It is not known whether he died on his way home in the hack or was dead when he was placed in it. Medi cal Examiner Crane is investigating the case. , , . Frenette was a painter by trade and was well known. For the past few weeks he had not been feeling well and had not been working. It is thought that heart trouble mav have been the cause of his death. He leaves besides his mother three sisters and .two brothers. KEPT THE CHECK And Now Anthony MazauKa Will Have to Answer For it. v.-:---.;; Anthony Mazauka will be called upon in the city ' court to-morrow morning to answer to the charge of theft of a check for $225, the prop erty of Annie Mazauka. Though of the same name there is no relation ex isting between these , people, but it was on that account that the man was s enabled to commit the alleged theft . - Some time ago in the district court Annie' was given a verdict for $500 for breach of promise against one William Waylayais. The case was ie talk of the Lithuanian colony for months. The man took an appeal, but subsequently settled for gorne $300, it was .said, and it seems : the girl's counsel forgot to pay her -the money. Thereupon 1 she engaged , At torney Root to get it for her and he collected it for her by entering suit suit against , the other attorney. One day Annie and her namesake, An thony, called upon Attorney Root at his ! request, and Annie being totally ignorant of the English language and not knowing what in . the world a check was, she placed implicit ' con fidence in her namesake, and he was given a check for $225. V ; , A dajr or two later Anthony, with his wife, whose name is Annie also, presented himself at the bank with the check. lie identified his wife as the party to whom the check was drawn up, Annie Mazauka, and he was given the amount It called for, $225. It was some months later be fore the fraud-was discovered and as Mazauka refused, or was unable, to pay .back the money to the rightful owner he was arrested this morning. CITY NEWS The Amei'icnn band prom at Audi torium Saturday night. Carl Smith of South Brooklyn left to-day for Providence on a : business trip.. ; ':,;,' . ' sy'.' 3, i: A son was born Wednesday to Mr and Mrs Edward Hayes of 21 Wall street. : ' ,' . '. : ' 's Prof E. F. Fenellosa delivered an in. teresting lecture last night at St Mar garet's school on "Japanese Art." ' The Talma club has decided to re peat its -J- minstrel performance at PoIiV theater, some time next month. ' Miss Annie Newman, a popular young , lady of St , Thomas's parish, Is soon to enter the, convent of St Eliza beth at Convent. N. J. ; The committee on sports on the com ing big field day of the temperance so cieties of the state will meet this even ing in the St Joseph's rooms at v 8 o'clock. -: . - John Treean of I G7 James street died yesterday. His funeral ' will take place at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning to Our Lady, of Lourdes church. ' V; ; j ' ' The meeting 'of the Gold and Blue Whist club of St Mary's alumni as sociation which v was to have taken place this evening has been postponed till next , Thursday, The American band will give one of its popular proms at the Auditor ium to-morrow , evening. " New and popular music prepared for the occa sion will be played for the first time. P. H. Carroll has sold the business block at 776 North Main street to Mrs J. C. Barnes; also a dwelling house at the corner of Roseland avenue and Columbia boulevard for W. P. Jar rett to U. G. Church. . A man who gave his' name as John Bedford was arrested this afternoon by Detectives Keegan and Kennaugh for theft. He had withhim an over coat which he was offering for sale, and as he could not give a satisfactory acocunt of it he was taken into cus tody. . - . At a meeting of, the Buck's Hill school district the other night those taxpayers who are in favor of having a new school erected on another . site, were unable to muster a two-thirds, vote and consequentl? suffered defeat.- ,The new school, therefore, is blocked temporarily. ,; " 1 ! Thomas 'E."' Windsor, a section fore man in the mploy of the Consolidated Railroad Co, has brought suit for di vorce against his wife Frances. Some time ago this woman " was arrested with Irving Regal for bigamy and on account of pressure of business in the superior court the case was continued to the next term. ' Attorney EL B. Reiley appears for Windsor. ;; The annual convention of the state association of carpenters and joiners will be held in Carpenters' and Join ers' hall in this city: on next Monday at 10 o'clock. . It is expected that about eighty delegates, representing unions in all parts of , the state, ' will be present. Reports will be received from the different locals and acred upon. In the evening the visitors will be entertained at Turn hall on Jefferson street, where, a smoker will be held. -. The rate bills as prepared by the board of assessors were signed yester day by the board of finance and turn ed over to Mr Hunt for collection. In another month or so there will be mu sic in the air: With the increase t in values and the added rate of taxa tion the rate bills have taken a bound, upward which will make some people wonder where they are at. And the worst thing about this matter is that the powers that be tell us that we are still a long ways from the high water mark in the matter of taxation. , , v The fine weather of yesterday held out long enough to give everybody who was out celebrating an opportun ity to get home, but that was about all. People who retired praising the "soft night" and thinking the sun shine had come to stay were some what surprised when they looked out this morning and saw the ground cov ered with snow, and the white flakes falling thick and fast. The storm didn't amount to much, however, but it did enough to make walking about the streets quite disagreeable today and furnished some work for the street department cleaning, gutters .gutters and sidewalks PATROL VAG0H Commissioners Arc Investigating. Two or Three Plans Bein Considered 'Tis Said A Horseless Machine Being One That Ha Been TalKed Up. The department of pnplic eafetj must have been working nights sine last January. One would think that between cutting off policemen's heads, relegating' others to the background and appointing new men, they woull have had their hands full, but it seems they' have done more than this, al though the public may not have heard, of it The rate payers will remember that when the annual estimates for the present year wen approved the budget included an item of $5,000 for a patrol wagon. (Nearly everybody was pleased to hear of this and so much had been said in reference to the need of It 'for the past five or six years many thought it would be put in commission within a few weeks after the s money was placed to the credit of the department. Inasmuch as the wagon has not been seen on the streets and nothing , said about it in the papers, some folks get the notion into their heads that the board was so busy with other matters they forgot that an appropriation had been made for that purpose and want ed their, attention called to it. There is no need tobe alarmed orr this; matter. . The board had several talks about it between the acts, but s far nothing definite has been agreed upon. It will cost over. $1,000 to buy a wagon and horses, and then it is a question -whether the balancef of th; money would buy a lot and pay for a suitable building, to say nothing of the cost of maintenance. Some of th ru embers are of the opinion . that i would be well to wait until they ca: see what arrangement if any caji 1 , made with the owners of the block i. course of . construction n, the Scovll , house site with reference to quarter before purchasing,' ' the : , wagon , an-i horses, and others believe that if ih-'. department of public -works legislat e wisely regarding the remodeling of th City hall the present police station can. be used as a storage house and stable for the patrol wagon and horses, and in this way save the cost of buying ti' lot and putting up a new building. Ouo member of the board leans to the opin ion that it would pay the city to ar range . with ' somebody to furnish a wagon instead of , purchasing one and fitting up a place for it. He l3im.--that-such an arrangement can be mad at greatly reduced cost to the city anL that the service will be all that the de partment, requires, as good; and proba bly better than could be maintained i's the outfit belonged to the city. WhIl- the talkg held on the subject thus far. were nothing more than informal, enough has been done to warrant the statement that the board is cognizant of the existence of an appropriation' o? $5,000, for a patrol wagon and have thought.' They may decide to pur- chase a horseless vehicle, provided, that, in their judgment such a course would be for . the best interests of all parties concerned, and it may turn out that, they .can make a better bargain for the city by letting , somebody else put u the money and have the board pay & reasonable sum for the use of tha coach, if that be a proper name for .fs "black Maria." So much has been said about all th available space in the basement of th City hall building it might, not b amiss to inquire if the board hag ex-, plored that region with a view to see ing if the horses arid wagon could no 2 be kept there. There can be no doubt but that the wagon could bexrun into one of the" various - chambers , ' and' would injure ' nobody, but somebody, might kick about - the horses and ifi they didn't the animals might thow up, their heels and clean out the building. A BURNING SHAME. CasKs of Good WhisKey and Wine tf ne fonrea mio me uuiier. - At the present time a- quantity o5 liquors seized on the premises of some body who, it is said, had no right to keep so much of the pesky stuff on hand, is awaiting disposition at the po-, lice station. The authorities expect that they will have no trouble iirt ting an order from the court to dekroy it. , This means that $50 or $75 worfck of as good whiskey and wine aa eves were passed over a bar will be dumped; into the gutter and allowed to run into; the sewer. While ' this is being done the city will be buying liquor and pay ing a stiff price for it. Why don't they legislate so that liquors taken from parties who have no right to dis- pose of it can be converted to some use instead of throwing It away? It looks like a place where a little reform Is needed. ? There i liquor enough at the police station now to do the Brooksid home for a year. Wouldn't there ba more common sense in taking it up there than putting it within reach ol! the sewer rats, that is so long as tha city is obliged to purchase some novtf iiriii n fnr medicinal nurnoses? . Woman Hermit Died In Her Hut. WINSTED, Conn., March 18. After, following the life of , a recluse, for: many years 'Miss Amanda Church died; in her little hut, about a mile- and a; half from here. She was eighty ye'ars old and was supposed to be very rich yer, was sent to "state prison' .pereral years ago for attempting to get Miss Church's money through a bogus will drawn -up by him. , Since then she hid her money and was in constant featf f being robbed, .