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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; '.-.
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"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.
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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, .

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