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WATERBURY, CONN. FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. TIE JAPS RUN CM THE ; ' - " MINES THIS TIME Torpedo Boat Destroyed While Laying MinesSeven Men Were Hilled and Seven ' Injured The Facts in Regard to the Issuance of Russian Bonds Russia Denies Rumor of Battle at Wafung-Tien With Heavy Loss. Tokio, May 13, 4 p. in. The Japan ese torpedo boat .No 48 was destroyed while removing mines from Kerr bay, north of Talienwan (Port Dalny), yes terday. Seven men were killed and seven were wounded. This' is the first warship Japan has lost in the war. ' i ' ' The destruction of the Japanese tor pedo boat No 48 recalls' the fact that tne Kussian mane trausiwu ieuiei was blown up shortly after the out break or tne war wmie iayuug iuuie af the entrance of Taiienwan uuy, with the object of closing it against an attack from- the sea. Observing that one of the mines had risen to the surface the Yenisei approached for the purpose of blowing it up, when the vessel came in contact with another mine which exploded and caused the disaster. The captain of the Yenisei , had previously placed mines at vari ous places and the m;aps and plans In dicating these spots went down with the ship. The captain, StephanofE, three officers and 91 men were lost. - St Petersburg, May 13. The Official Messenger this s morning gazettes a. ukase from the emperor and a notice from the minister of finance with re gard to the issuance of bonds of the nominal value of $160,000,000 to run five years from May 14, 1904, bearing; interest at five per cent to be paid semi-annually. The bonds are to be of the i i denominations of $100 and $1,000 and are to be issued through the banks, of Paris and the Netherlands, the credit Lyonnais and Mottmger a Co at Paris. If further loans are floated before the bonds mature, it is stated that holders of these bonds will be given preference of subscription in such loans. . , ' ' An authorized statement accompany ing the ukase says that the outbreak of the war found Russian finances flourishing. There was an available surplus of $65,000,000, which was doubled by a reduction in the budget expenses. All together the war found $150,000,000 in the exchequer, which was considered to be insufficient. Prudence dictated that early preparation be made to meet the heavy expenses. The imperial treasury had $422,500,000 in gold in re serve May 6 to cover $322,500,000 pa per in circulation, thus enabling Rus-. sia to issue another $250,000,000; This would hae permitted her to meet the war expenditure without having to re sort to a foreign loan, but the minister resource to measures which, attract ively simple, would yet be likely to ex haust the last resources of the country a step to be averted during the war. " . The comparatively high! per cent is compensated for by the shortness of the term of these bonds, which will ' ... t. i . j i " i- . i j. enaoie tne nussiau government to re sort to conversion of them after five years, when the present political' diffi culties are over. i .'"'..' Tokio', May 13, noon. The assertion that the Japanese troops had violated the Red Cross rules as provided by the conventions of Geneva and the Hague by firing on a train of . wounded at Polandien, about 40 miles north of Tort Arthur, on May 6 has been prov ed to have no foundation in fact. On the contrary, according' to an investi gation made by the military, authori ties at the request of Minister of For eign affairs Komura, if there was any violation of the rules upon the occa sion mentioned, the guilt must be charged to the Russians themselves and not to the Japanese. V The officers in -command of the Ja panese column advancing on Poland ien report that when approaching that place on May 6 they discovered a train moving northward from the di rection of Port Arthur which be re none of the , marks required by the Red Cross and had Russian troops on board, which opened fire, to which the Japanese , promptly responded. Sud denly the train stopped and displayed the Kea jross , flag. The Jananese troops immediately stonned firinc moved forward to investigate, when suddenly the train started ahead full speed and escaped. ?ew Chwang May 13, noon. The Russians deny the report circulated in London that a fight has occurred near Wafung-Tien in which the Russians were defeated with great loss. No confirmation of 'the rumor is obtain able from other sources. A dispatch from London, May 11 said the Daily Chronicle's correspond ent at Shan-Hal-K wan, under date of May .10, reported that the second Ja panase army, marching in three divi sions in order to co-operate with Gen eral Kurki has defeated the Russians near Wafung-Tien with great loss. The Chronicl that there are two Wafung-Tiens, one on the railway north of Port Arthur, twenty miles from PItsewo, and the other forty miles west of Kaiping, on the road to Feng-Wang-Cheng. THE DUTY ON BRIXB. Boston, May 13. The question raised by the fish importers of New England whether it is not just that the duty on brine surrounding imported fish should be abolished was the cause of the as sembling of the general board of United States appraisers here to-day to give a hearing on the matter. The importers have regarded the issue of great importance , because they claim that w-ith a duty on brine their profits are materially reduced. Importers from New York, Baltimore and Phila delphia were here to attend the hear ing. The general contention of the importers is that the duty on brine is. not a protection, that it is not Jevied on a fair basis and that really ; the brine should not be considered part of Hie fish. , STOCK BROKER JUMPED. Leaped From Vessel When it Was Three Hours Out From Cleveland Buffalo, May 13. A man believed to have been a New York stock broker named Snell jumped from a Cleveland and Buffalo steamer when the vessel was about three hours out from Cleve land, last evening. A traveling man who refused to give his name tells the following story of the suicide: , "I was sitting in the buffet having a drink about 10 o'clock when a short, heavy, red faced man entered and sat down at the table. We got into con versation and he told me his name was Snell. He said among other things that he was financially involved to the extent of $165,000 and that he was going to kill himself because of his trouble. He threatened threej times to take his, life and I talked to him and urged him not to do anything rash. "I believed the man intended to kill himself, however, so when we left the buffet I called the attention 'of a cou ple of bellboys or deck hands to' the man. 'You'd better watch him,' I said, 'he's threatened to jump overboard, and I guess he'll do it.' . . . "'A minute or two later I heard, one of the boys cry out that he'd gone ov erboard. Then I went up to the top deck to see what efforts were made to rescue the man. . The captain yelled out to get a lifeboat ready to lower and the searchlight was turned on. They did not turn the light to the stern of the steamer and 1 ventured to tell the captain that I thought he wasn't going about the thing in the right way. He made me get off the deck. It was just 10:55 o'clock when the man jumped overboard.' It was 11:17 before the steamer was brought tto a stop.!' Captain McAlpine says he turned the steamer around when he heard the cry of "Man overboard',' and retraced his course. Naturally, he says, he did not- turn the searchlight , to the stern when he was returning to the spot where the man went over, but kept it forward, sweeping across the steamer's track. - In the buffet , Snell made the statement ", that he had ', not taken a stateroom or berth because he never intended to reach Buffalo. : New York, May 13. Nothing is known here of an alleged shortage in the accounts of any man named Snell, or is there any broker., in the city of that name. A BIG COLISEUM. Democratic Meeting Place in St. Louis Will Seat 10,884. St Louis, May 13. The seating ca pacity for the Coliseum for the demo cratic national convention has been fixed at 10,840, which includes dele gates, alternates, i representatives of the press, invited guests, officials or the, convention and the general public, who will be admitted by ticket ; The 1 preliminary arrangements for the organization for the convention are in the hands of W. A. DeFord of Kansas, who has established head quarters at Hotel Jefferson, represent ing the subcommittees of the national committee. . " - Provision will be made for 352 work ing newspaper men, who will be seat ed in "correspondents" sections 1 and 2. Seats are provided for 350 addition al newspaper men ' who , will qceupy "press" sections 1 and 2. ' The arena floor will be so arranged that the dele gates, in number 950, will be seated directly in front of the platform. Be hind them will ; be the 950 alternates. Further back will be two "guest" sec tions, in which will be accommodations fpr 606. The more prominent guests and the party leaders will have seats on the platform where there will ; be places for 434. The boxes will seat 420. The general tickets of admission will be for the balcony , and gallery. In the bal cony ; Will be" 4,490 seats and in the gallery, there will be places for 2,288. Under arrangements as they stand at present each member of the nation al committee will have at .his disposal one box and ten general admission tickets. Each delegate will have his own ticket of admission and three gen eral ;, tickets In addition. Each alter nate will have one ticket. The seats for guests will.be in the hands of the sub-committee on arrangements. x FOREST FIRE. ' Danbury, May 13. A destructive for est fire raged along the ljne of the Highland division in South Britain last night. The fire burned over three hundred acres of land of the farm of Representative William H. Wakely. s A locomotive spark is be lieved to have satrted the fire, which is now under control. Trouble For Boonton's Mayor. BOONTON, N. J., May 13. Poll ticians and citizens generally are con siderably exercised over the action just taken by William T. Gardner, chief promoter of the new Jefferson Lincoln party in that place, who has given notice that he purposes to test the legal status of the newly elected mayor and members of the city coun- Cll.; ; - . . . ': -. ' ; , - - Court Martial For Lynchers. COLUMBUS, O., May 13. Governor Herrick has ordered a court martial in connection with the recent riots at Springfield, when the negro, Dickson, was lynched. The only persons whose actions have been questioned publicly are the officers of the militia compa nies located at Springfield. 1 HEARST WINS. Coal Officials Hast Appear Before Commission and Answer Questions. New York, May 13. Orders, have been signed by. Judge Lacombe in the United States court, directing officials of the coal-carrying railroads named in the recent decision of the United States supreme court to appear before the interstate commerce commission May 24 and answer questions propound ed by counsel for William i R. Hearst They also are directed under the courts' order to produce books and contracts bearing on the alleged com bination to control rates and output. Judge ;Lacombes' order was at once served on the defendants through at torneys who were present n., their be half. . TRADE PICKING UP. Conditions Good and 'Heavy Fal Orders LooBed For. .' - New York, May 13. Special dis patches to the International Mercan tile Agency indicate that general trade is picking up throughout the west and south. Eastern business has also been stimulated except in the New England states, where depression incident to the rather- general shutting own of cotton mills is having marked effect.-Most of the improvement is ascribed to more seasonable weather and general belief that underlying conditions are sound with prospects of , good fall orders. Distribution of merchandise' in and about Chicago shows decided improve ment. Recovery is specially : noted in wearing apparel and f urnishing goods, although the total volume for the sea son is scarcely up to the 1903 record. In the city of Chicago labor is much more settled than a year ago. The tie up in lake traffic has had slight influ ence thus far. Building is active in Chicago. Winter wheat in the southwest has been helped by more favorable weath er. Too much rain in the northwest has retarded the planting of spring wheat and conditions east of the Mis sissippi reflect serious, damage in the Ohio valley district, where only half the average yield is looked for. The outlook in the iron industry is still modied by the attitude of the rail roads, which will not buy under pres fient oonditions. One western" system is said to have held back an order for 10,000 cars until after election. Pitts burg reports nothing encouraging in the demand for structural material and , plates.5 Seasonable hardware is, liowever, in active demand. Tne situ ation is much complicated by the dis ruption of the ore pool and the gener ally unsatisf a ctory tone of the i mar ket. i SERIOUS SITUATION. Perservation of Present Russian In stitutions is Threatened. Rome, May 13. A' secret report re ceived from St Petersburg depicts the Internal situation of Russia as becom ing most serious as regards the pre servation of the present institutions, the military failures in the far east having strengthened the opinion that the evils are due to the present organ ization of the country in" which a change is necessary. , The hope is expressed that the em peror himself, seeing the danger, will be induced .to grant the country a con stitution, in which event, It is asserted,- the enthusiasm of the people will become so great as to render it possi ble to raise an army, and collect the means necessary f to defeat Japan.' Otherwise, the report says It is believ ed, all efforts made at St Petersburg will remain futile, as besides the war in the far east Russia will be obliged to face a latent - If not an open revo lutionary movement at home. Depriv ing her of the most progressive, ele ments of the empire, such as poles and Finns. , : v REJECT THE PROPOSITION. Quiney, Mass, May 13. The .boiler makers 'and shipwrights on strike at the Fore River ship and engine works at a meeting to-day voted to reject the proposition 1 made by the president of the company last night. This leaves the difficulty no ' nearer adjustment than when the strike occurred,- about four weeks ago. Work on three war ships for the United States govern ment was stopped by the strike. , BROKER ASSIGNS. Chicago, May 13. Charles A. Petter son, a broker "with offices at 120 Ran dolph street, has uled a petition in vol untary bankruptcy. He scheduled lia bilities aggregating $275,434, and as sets $55,104. . KILLED IN A MINE. Indiana, Pa, May 13. rBy an explos ion of gas which occurred in the Lack awana Coal Go's No 3 mine, three men were Instantly killed. They are all foreigners. It is thought the use of a naked flame lamp caused the explosion. Fou Hundred Kegs Exploded. MAHANOY CITY, Pa., May 13. Cuyle Bros.' powder manufacturing plant near. Lofty, consisting of the mill, dryhouse and glazing house, blew up last night, completely destroying . the plant In the village hundreds of win dow panes were shattered. Four hun dred kegs of the explosive went up. The explosion was caused by a fire which originated in the glazing house; loss, $20,000. Picketing Adjudsed Illegal. CHICAGO, May 13. Twenty-three members of the Brass Workers' un ion who were fined and sent to jail by Judge Jesse Holdom for picketing the plant of the Kellogg Switchboard and Supply company have lost their appeal case. It is held that the union members are guilty of illegal conspira cy and must pay the penalties inflicted by Judge Holdom, THE PLOT THICKENS Emil Sonner's Box Examined. Names of 500 Members of Fire Department Found One Receipt for $10,000 from Man Now in Depart ment, High Up. ' New York. May 13. An investiga tion has been madeof a strong box taken from the home of Emil Sonner, who is undergoing' a short sentence on his confession to havdhg accepted money from seekers for Jobs in the police ani fire departments of this city. In the box, it is siaid, were found the names of over 500 members of tlie fire department said by Sonner to have procured appointments or pro motion by paying money to him and his confederates.- ' C Receipts were among the other pa pers, including one for $10,000 alleged to have been paid iby a member of the fire department for his promotion to one of the highest positions in that de partment wbilch he holds to-day. This man will be examined as also will a physician said to have paid $3,000 to be appointed a member of the board of police surgeons. Subpoena servers are now understood to be ' seeking all those known to have had any dealings with Sonner and a thorough investi gation will be made by the district at torney. AFTER PORTER NOW. Well Known East Ender Moved Building Without Permission. A rumpus is now ou In the city g6v emment which puts the Piatt .Bros sewage disposal Injunction case In the shade and makes such little things as the beheading of Foreman, Doran look like a very trifling matter. The par ties to this row include Mayor John P. Elton, , Building Inspector A. I. Chatfleld, Superintendent Hotchkiss of the street department, Commissioners Goss, Jackson, Wade, Brown and Holmes of the board of ' public works the Hon David Gv Porter and Nelson Dingwell, the l building mover. The scene of the conflict is on the Cheshire road at the property of Mr Porter, . who moved his barn across the public high way to a more convenient spot without taking out a license as the ordinance requires. The ; city has always been very particular about this kind of work because it Is attended with great risk and consequently people who de sire to change the location of buildings have to submit a petition to the de partment of public works setting forth the size of the structure to be moved, the name of the street or streets it is to pass over, the length of time the building will be on the public highway and the name of the mover. And this is not all. If he gets , permission, something which does not always hap pen, be has to get a permit from the city elerk and pay $10 for it. The document is usually conditioned upon time limit -with a forfeit of anywhere from $25 to $100 for every day the building Is on ' the. street beyond the time specified and a clause to the ef fect that the petitioner shall save the city harmless , from any damage that may occur while the- building fs , on public property. 7 Owing to some mis take the barns were moved : without a permit and the work was practically completed before the building Inspect or heard of it. It is understood that Mr, Porter thought that the man he hired to do the moving took out the permit and on. the other hand the con tractor supposed that Mr Porter had attended to the details. In any case no permit was applied for and as a result Mr Chatfleld is getting Hail Columbia ' and the mayor and every body else. in, authority are coming in for some hard knockks from citizens, who want to know why some folks cannot tack a, shingle on their houses without being brought before the court and fined while others can' move their buildings, shingles and all and set ihem down wherever they , think they ought to be without let or hindrance on the uart of the authorities. Mayor Elton is accused of having said some thing to Mr Porter which led him to believe that . he could go ahead, and move his barns, the- superintendent of streets is getting "fits", for not report ing that such an obstruction was on the highway and the building inspect or will never hear the last of it. All are accused of being asleep when they should have been wide awake. What the outcome of the affair will be has not yet been decided upon, but it is not likely that Mr Porter can be com pelled to return the buildings to where he moved them from and under the conditions it is a question if he can he compelled to take out the license, because there is no positive proof that the buildings ever were on the street, the rear end of the structure having cleared the road when the officials got out there. FREIGHT WRECKED AT NEW MILF0RD. New Milford, . May 13. A freight wreck here to-day delayed four pas senger trains, including the Pittsfield New York express, until shortly after 10 o'clock, when the tracks were cleared. - The accident was due to a defect In an -air pipe, which brought the moving freight train to la sudden standstill. A flat car and a box car were twisted across the tracks. , WEATHEE FORECAST ; Forecast for Connecticut: , Fair to night, except showers ih - northwest; Saturday probably showers, warmer; light westerly to southerly winds. AFTER SOLDIERS. Cavalrymen Searching for Policeman McGrath's Murderer. . Burlington, Vt, Miay 13. Umted States cavalrymen from Fort Ethan Allen patrolled the districts , of Bur lington to-day in an endeavor both to arrest the man who last night mur dered Policeman James P. McGrath land to take in If possible all the sol diers who rqcently have deserted from the fort. , Frank Drake, a. deserter, who was arrested last night was still held this morning on suspicion ; in connection wilth the death of the patrolman. . The police, assisted by the troopers, continued a careful search of the city, especially the lumber district and along the lake front, and they further investigated the report that the mur derer escaped across Lake Cham plain. ANOTHER RUSH. President Signs Proclamation Open ing Rosebud Indian Reservation Washington, May 13. The presi dent has signed the : proclamation opening the Rosebud, S. D., Indian re servation to settlement. The reser vation contains 416,000 acres and will be opened 'at 9 a. m. August 8. CITY NEWS The board of public safety will hold a special meeting at 4 o'clock this af ternoon. , , . American band prom at auditorium to-morrow evening. All wool and a yard wide. Rain or shine. Henry Donovan and Bob McLough lin will play a pool match to-night for $20 at Mulligan's cafe, 626 South Main street. ' , John Fitzgerald of 233 Baldwin street was removed to the hospital 'to day, suffering from an attack of pneu monia. Archibald Nelson through Attorney Reiley has entered suit for divorce from his wife, Martha Nelson. Cruelty is alleged. ' , A class of about 100 children were confirmed in St Thomas's church last evening by Bishop Tierney. There were special services before the sacra ment was administered. The semi-annual election of officers of the Algonquin club was held last night and resulted "as follows: Presi dent, John Lane; secretary, Edward McDonald; treasurer Michael Lawlor. A large class of children that have been daily , attending special instruc tions the;past.jnonth will receive their first holy communion at the church of the Immaculate Conception Sunday morning. Superintendent Hotchkiss has made la re-arrangement of the wages of the men who work sweeping the streets, whereby each receives $1.75 a day. This Is a raise of a quarter for some and no out for anybody. t , The recital by Miss Gertrude Marie Macdonald takes place at . Leavenworth hall this evening. Miss Macdonald will render some of her best selections, and will be assisted on piano, harp and vio lin by able talent It will be an enter tainment well worth attendin g. The opening games in the Greater Waterbury Base Ball league will be played at -Riverside park on next Sun day morning.? They will be as follows: 9:30, Merrimacs vs Ben Mohr; 11 o'clock, Acorn A. C. vs Good Will S. S.; 1 o'clock, second diamond, St Thomas Cadets vs Big Seven. . The report filed in the superior court by Senator Tracy as receiver for the Mattatuck Lumber Co shows that for the sale of the property he received $3, 796.24. The expenses were $587.79, and the Dime Savings bank claims for rent $539.84. ! Such is the report up to date. There are still a few minor matters to lie disposed of. r A surprise party was tendered to Miss Marjorie Allman at her home on Luke street last night by a number of her f riends. - Among those who con tributed to the evening's entertainment were the following: Piano selections, Miss Mabel Merz; selections, trio, the Misses Nora Kennedy, Margaret Davis and Julia Rieley; piano duet, the Misses Anna Mulligan and Marjorie Allman; vocal selections by the Wash ington Hill quartet, consisting of the Misses Lulu Coyle, Mary Cream, Anna Rieley and Mary McNamara; mandolin selections, little Julia Galvin; cake walk, Babe and Lewis Allman. Don key was played, the prize winners being the Misses Julia Rieley and Mary McJNamara. itetresnmenrs were served. Whatever effect the suits entered by D. Preston Atwood against adminis trators may have had upon the general public, its effect upon lawyers who are delinquent administrators and who have been overlooked by Mr Atwood in his suits, is very apparent. There were half a dozen of them in the pro bate court this afternoon tendering apologies and excuses for their evident ovefsighfin not having filed their in ventories before. The law says' that administrators two months after their appointment shall file Inventories ot the estate in their charge with the pro bate court, and failure to do so renders them liable to anyone who may enter suit to the amount of $20 a month for every month of their failure. Appar ently the lawyer administrators have been scared out of their wits, i The district court this afternoon was crowded with friends and relatives of William F. Grilley and Homer L. At kins, sons of Mrs Eunice Atkins of Wolcott. Grilley sued Atkins for pos session of a lot situated In Waterville. Grilley is Mrs Atkins's son by her first marriage and Atkins by her second marriage, xne complaint m the case is to the effect that on April 14, 1898, Mrs Atkins deeded the lot to her first son and on June 29, 1899, she deeded part of the same lot to her second son. Grilley claims the property is his and that it could not legally be taken from him by his mother's deed after she had deeded it to him and was in his pos session. Judge iSftley is hearing the case. . - TWO DIVORCES ,G1ABITE Husbands Who Were Intemperate and Cruel Talcs cf : Woe Told to Judge Robinson To-Day The Post Family Case Aired at Short Calendar Several Cases Assigned for Hearing Next Weett The BohlLil 1 cy s Case Once More. The divorce mill ground out three di vorces to-day. It was rather late in the forenoon when Judge Robinson set the wheels in motion. The first case Iieard was that of Anna M. Pritchard vs Harry B. Pritchard. Mrs Pritchard alleged Intolerable cruelty and habitual intemperance and asked for the cus tody of her children. She was mar ried to the defendant on June 27, (1898, and on October 30, 1903,-she left him. She lived in Waterbury until then and since then with her mother In Union City. Defendant was employed at Mc Carthy & Moore's mineral water works. Almost immediately after mar riage he began to drink and then he developed into a chronic crank. '- Further evidence of his habitual in ebriety waa given, by Louis Raff el, George L. Atwood, a milk dealer, and James P. Treble. The latter roomed with the Prltchards and several times saved plaintiff from the defendant. A divorce was granted on the grounds of intemperance. . There was a dozen witnesses to f testify, but the , court deemed the above sufficient. The next case was that of Emma G. Corey Irs Sidney ; Corey, which wjas based on alleged cruelty and intemper ance. Before the petitioner went on Ui stand a long deposition was rea,d to the court by Attorney Gillette. On May l,1 1901, the parties were married, and, ag in the preceding case, the de fendant took to drink soon after. He became so much addicted to it that pe titioner found it impossible to continue living with him. But she did not re main away very long. He promised to amend, but he seemed unable to keep his promise. ' He frequently threatened her and once or twice did use violence. , . ' 1 - r . Thomas G. Hotchkiss, in whose house they lived for a time, testified for Mrs Corey. The petition was granted. - The last case was Fannie E. Scran ton .ys Minot ArBcranton. Intolerable cruelty Was alleged in this case. . On November 25, 1897,, the troubles of this couple began, they being mar ried on that date. Two children, girls, 5 and 3, were born to them. On No vember 12, 1902, petitioner left defend ant, being unable to live with him any longer, as he did 1 not provide food enough for her and the children. They suffered for want of food and fuel and but sf or-.'petitioner' folks they , would have been in worse straits. s Defendant never struck petitioner in tentionally, ,but he would pinch her frequently. He bought her only one dress, which cost him 80 cents, and only one pair ' of shoes. , ' , Mrs Scranton lives in Cheshire with her parents. Her petition was support ed by : evidence of. James B. Potter, who worked: on the farm; her father and mother. Mr and , Mrs Morris H. Goodwin, who said defendant was the queerest man- he " ever met. He was absolutely worthless. The court did not think this evidence sufficient toi prove the complaint. It showed neg lect, but not cruelty. The case was continued and court ' adjourned to Tuesday, 9:30 a. m. . f The first matter heard by Judge Rob inson at short calendar In the superior court to-day Is of Interest to all those who are waiting to jump into ) dead men's shoes. It was a hearing on a de murrer to a certain portion of the com plaint in the suit of George H. Post and wife against Minnie Seeley Post, in which breach of contract is alleged and damages for services rendered asked. . In Southbury, some yeaTS ago, lived Samuel Post, his wife and son George, who is now a foreman in one of the big factories here. George married, and, it is claimed prepared to quit the farm and cast ; out for his own for tunes. But his father said to him in effect: "Son' George, why don't you and your wife live here? Continue on as, before. Tour mother and I are pretty well along in years, you know, so you mignt as wen remain, 'xnere is a good deal of worir to De done ana voir' might as well remain and do it, and when I am gone and your mother is gone why you will have all." So Greorge remained and In the course of time his mother died. Fif teen years later Mr Post married again. DINNER SETS the last of the Crockery Depart ment, usual price $21.50, $150. $12.50. Take your choice at $7.4. Several highly decorated TOILET SETS. 3.65. enson Furniture Go . 188 SOUTH MAIN. I! He was then 70 and his wife 3s ). George did not like this i and, it .is claimed, his father got angry at him and ordered him to quit the fa r m . The old man destroyed the will he had made leaving all to George and made I another, cutting George off without, if ia said, even the proverbial shilling, and giving all to Mrs Post No 2. , On the other hand, It is claimed by Attorney Ely of New Haven, counsel for the second Mrs Post, that George left the farm of his own volition, anL not only that, but collected money due his father and borrowed also on his name without his knowledge or per mission, and that his father did not know of this until after George haii left the farm. ' The result, howevei', ot being cut off was a suit by George JTor breach of contract and damages f cu ius services on the farm against his estate. He claims that there was in his father's request to him to remain on the farm and that It would eventu ally be his, an implied agreement that lie would not marry a seond time. The second marriage necessarily pro vented him from carrying out thnt agreement In the absence of an ante nuptial contract that he would curry it out. And though the agreement w:m merely implied it nevertheless man have some source. Decision way re served. Attorney O'Neill representI the plaintiff. Decision was also reserved in a con-", tention for foreclosure of a mechanic's lien for $3,500 in a suit-by John II. -t Fruin et al vs Julius and Samuel1 "Chotzianoff. ' i The judgment pro-forma ordered en-j tered . up last week In the injunction ; proceedings of George Iv Lilley et al vs the Valentine Bob! Co and the Con-; solidated Railroad Co was , . vacated . This prevents the matter reaching th: supreme court In June. . The return of the sale of the proper ty of the Mattatuck Lumber Co, whicit is in course of dissolution, and the rr port of Senator Cornelius Tracy, th, receiver, were accepted, and certain choses in action i were ordered to be sold. v-.; ' : ... , ' '. '':.. Cases to be heard next week 'i'1 arranged as follows: Tuesday, Al.'otr vs Connecticut Railway and Lihtir...; Co, Dingwell vs the same; Wednesdu . Benjamin Benjamin and wife and Aim May hew ; vs th e" Connectl cut R a il w u.v and Lighting Co. The last three cases may riot be heard as Mrs Ben jam in sprained her left 'ankle a f ew days ag and may not be able to attend court. Thursday, Sprague Ys Sprague, VvVHs ys town of Woodbury, Seidel vs town of Woodbury, Baldwin vs city of W terbury, McHugh vs Connecticut Rail way and Lighting Co. MAY STRIKE MONDAY. Bridge Workers at Berfcy Want SSis it er Day and More Pay. Derby, May 13. The foridgprnea employed by the McKane Construction ; Co on the bridge-over the Naugatuckf i-iver have asked for an Increase otT five cents an hour and an elght-hovir day in place of nine hours. If the de- mand is not granted a strike may o:-i cur on Monday. The pay lat present is 45 cents an hour. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION at a meeting held May 2, unanimously adopted the following memorial to tM late Miss Alice U. Niver: The commissioners of the board oi education of the city of Waterbury de sire in this memorial to express to th-- public at large, and more particular!:'; to the family of the late Alice U. Niver, principal of the Driggs school, tlieii regret at her demise, ar d appreciation of her abilities as an instructor and principal. To have carried on a work of twenty years' duration to the. satis faction of several boards and commit tees which have come and gone in that time is a record worth noting. , Voted, That, a copy of this memorial be sent to the family of the decease and also be spread on the records oC. this' board. ' j