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divorces Among the Cases That Were
Considered To-Day.
The divorce petition of Mrs Fannie
OH. Scranton against Minot Scranton
iWas denied by Judge Robinson at short
calendar in the superior court to-day.
!Mrs Scranton alleged intolerable cruel
ty and the evidence she produced in
eupport of the allegation did not
satisfy the court as sufficient to grant
the petition. Yet this evidence in 'the
opinion of the court showed absolute
neglect on the part of the defendant
to maintain his family. It showed that
he was wholly indifferent to their
needs and that so long as he could loll
around all day, chew tobacco and have
a swig of hard cider, he was satisfied.
His wife and children would have
starved, the evidence "showed, were it
not for the assistance they received
from the plaintiff's folks. Such was
tne evidence, and that, according to the
statutes, is not ' intolerable cruelty.
Mrs Scranton lives in Cheshire.
An additional order of notice of pub
lication was allowed in the ex-parte
divorce suit of Emma . against John
Stenson. Desertion is alleged in JihH
case. Some seven or ten years ago the
defendant is believed to have shipped
to New Zealand or Australia, and
whether his ship was lost or what be
came of him is a mystery. At all
rents nothing has been heard from
him since. '
The motion for a hearing in the de
murrer to the defendant's answer in
txie suit of John P. Fitzgerald against
the Scovill Manufacturing Co went
over to next "week by agreement. The
only motion argued concerned the suit
' of Walter H. Holbrook against Her
bert S. Kowland et al, trustees for the
tSrook Manufacturing Co, which is in
process of dissolution. In this matter
the amount of damages asked is $15,
',000. The contention is a peculiar one
CI UU M II V Ul V VV 1 H C f,lU(lt VJ,
Briefly it is this: Mr Holbrook sold a
quantity of eyelets to certain shoe
manufacturers after an agreement be
tween him and the Brook Co that the
latter would be responsible for any
claim for damages that might arise
through Imperfections in the goods.
Claims were made upon nim and he
therefore set about entering1 suit, but
whom to sue he was in doubt, because
- meanwhile the Brook Co had applied
for a receiver and Mr Rowland and
others were appointed trustees, and the
court allowed four months for the filing
of all claims against the company.
Attorney Bronson,' counsel for Mr
Holbrook, entered suit against the
.trustees, and Burpee and Carmody,
counsel for Mr Rowland, claim it is
the company that should have been
;' sued as that concern was still In life
i and shall be until it ceases to exist bj
I order of court. But the four months
allowed by the court for 'the filing' of
claims having expired long ago, the
claim Is set up that it is too late to
sue the company now. Decision was
r Assignments for next week are as
follows: Tuesday, Benjamin and Ben
jamin and wife and Ann Mayhew vs
the Connecticut Railway and Lighting
Co, and Charles A. vs Clara Sprague. a
' contested divorce; Wednesday, John
M. Wells vs the town of Woodbury,
and Joseph Seidel vs the same; Thurs.
day, Charles McHugh vs the Connecti
cut Railway and Lighting Co.
The case of Max Belner vs Jacob
Mussler has been withdrawn. The
suits of Wells and Seidel against Wood
bury promise to be extremely long
cases. The first is over a change of
grade in the highway and the second
' for Injuries and death on the highway.
Attorney O'Neill, counsel for the plain
tiff in each case, Informed the court
that he will have at least twenty-two
witnesses and that he had heard the
t defense will have thirty-five. .
A force of city laborers are at work
to-day excavating in the old rink build
ing lot at the corner of Grand and
Bank street. They are digging after
gravel and paving block for use on toe
public streets. ,If they find any de
sirable material it will pay to-do the
work, and whether they do or not,
Whittemore will be In something, for
he will get the cellar dug out. Good
road stuff Is getting scarce in the
thickly settled parts of Waterbury and
In the near future it will be almost as
cheap to pave streets with vitrified
brick as to top dress them with gravel
hauled from the - outskirts. And the
city will be fortunate to get it for the
haullng-It is thought that after a few
years tntreet department will have
to pay. for every load of material it
needs; This is one reason why tue de
partment of public , works hesitates
about letting out the making of new
Streets by contract. The contractor
disposes of the material in the most
Sonvenlent spot he can find, while un
er the other plan as much of It as is
fit for top dressing is carted onto near
by roadways, thus making a great sav
ing to the department.
t fcfmorl thnt the dieeing in the
lot will not deter the city officials
from endeavoring to secure the nse of
the place for band concerts. A stand
I could be erected in one side of the
t tract for the musicians and spectators
;would have lots of room on tne ouismo
tf the big fence. This would give
the public an oportunlty to enjoy mu-
elc without treading aown ine grass
on the green.-
Troubles have begun to pile up on
the "Little Georgia Magnet" or Miss
Annie Abbott or Mrs Baylor, her mar
ried name. Yesterday her piano was
seized by an attachment. The piano
was purchased on the Installment
plan and failure to keep iip the pay
. ments resulted In the attachment,
which was Issued in favor of the Wa
terbury Music Co. The piano is now
In cold storage and will be held there
until the attachment is released or
the matter compromised.
The suit against the "Magnet" by
her drassmaker, Mrs Abbie S. Cooley
of- Cherry street, was transferred 'p.
jfew; days ago from the court of com
mon pleas in Bridgeport to the local
; city; court. This suit is to recover a
bill 'of $25 for. the dress in which the
! magnet expected to make her initial
I iappearance at Jacques some time
! i asro. The dress did not meet her ex-
pectations, she claimed, notwithstand-
I Ing that it had a train nve yards long
( and was quite a brilliant affair. She
gave one or two performances behind
j the scenes at Jacques to see how it
would work, or how she could work in
i but it didn't go and she returned
; it to the maker. Then followed the
customary scene between dressmaker
j end theatrical client and the suit was
the result.
Talk ef Forming Co-operative Build
ing Corporation Go3 Merrily on
--ie great army of carpenters that
hung around the headquarters pending
an adjustment of the strike situation
is no longer in sight, and at the pres
ent time the place looks more like the
office of a big building establishment
than a meeting place for workmen.
Every man who cared to leave town
has secured employment at anywhere
from 50 cents to a dollar more than
they had been receiving, here; others
have picked up jobs about town and
are up to their eyes in business, and
half a dozen more were in the rooms
this morning perfecting plans for a co
operative building corporation. Already
they have received propositions from
several people who want to give tuem
work, one man presenting a set of
plans for a big tenement block and re
questing the committee to figure on it.
The men are enthusiastic over this
new departure and expect to have
things in running order in a short time.
Two communications were received
this morning from out of town persons
Inquiring if any more men are availa
ble. It was said to-day that a few of
the union men had1 returned to work,
but the men at headquarters said that
they knew of but one, and this did not
surprise them. They appear to take a
philosophic yiew of the situation and
admit that in an organization of sev
eral hundred , men nobody should be
surprised to learn that a few would
desert the ranks In a test such as is
now on. Two out of town carpenters
came in last night, but they left to
day. Nobody knows who brougut them
here and it is not known why they
made such a short stay. Things are
not being rushed anywhere and some
of the wise heads think thaj; after a
time the bosses and the men will see
things in a better light than they, have
been able to do so far and bridge tne
trouble in some way which will start
things going for the summer. But the
bosses don't talk that way. They
speak like men who mean to continue
along the s lines already mapped out,
come what may, and if this be so there
is no use talking of a settlement, for
the men are just a3 stubborn as the
bosses. '
Re-elected by Big Majority Bram
wood Also Goes in Again.
Indianapolis, Ind, May 20. The
Star to-day sayst The present admin
istration of the International Typo
graphical union was endorsed by the
membership of the craft in Wednes
day's election and James M. Lynch
was re-elected by a majority of 3,000
to 5,000. J. W. Bramwood was elect
ed to succeed himself as secretary by
a majority, estimated at between 12.
OuO and 15.000.
CLailep E. Hawkes of Chicago, once
vi':e-prfs?dent of the organization, op
pose! Lynch, and in the larger cities,
Cincinnati Washington,' Indianapo
lis, New York, Philadelphia, Boston
and others, he either" defeated Lynch
or was outvoted by a small majority.
In the small locals, however, Lynch
was'suported heavily. The union num
bers 46,000 men at present
Co G scored quite a hit in the parade
in Hartford yesterday. The hit was
due In part to their fine marching ap
pearance and in part to their fine sing
ing. At various places along the line
of march, where the company was
halted, the members of Co G enlivened
the occasion with much music 'of a
fine nature. There is nothing which
cheers the heart iof a tired soldier or
one who is not tired, more than the
sound of music. Co G has a glee club,
iri it are a. number of singers, who
possess fine voices. They received
their first public ; trial yesterday.
Wherever the company sang yesterday
it won the hearts of the people nearby
and was received with much applause.
On one place on Main stret the com
pany had to respond to half a dozen
encores. As the company departed
there was a waving of hats and hand
kerchiefs land a loud cheering. And so
it was wherever the company halted.
On one of the avenues near the Capitol
the military companies halted for 'a
long time. The members of Co G began
to sing several songs, such as ''My
Blue Bell," "Mister Moon," "Meet me
in St Louis, Louis" and was greeted
with much aplause from the occupants
of the verandas of the private resi
dences nearby. Finally they sang
"How Dry I Am." The last strain of
this song had hardly died away when
the women occupants of one of the
houses appeared upon the scene with
arms filled with bottles of foaming
ale. The boys received a royal treat
and it was much appreciated. Three
cheers and a tiger were given to their
generous benefactor. ,
The Bronson library ha"s recently re
ceived from the Tuesday club (an inner
circle of the Woman's club), a large
ijuuwgrapn ox KemDranat's portrait of
himself known as "The Officer." The
original painting from which this is
taken is considered one of the best of
Rembrandt's portraits, and Is among
the noted pitcures in the gallery at
The Hague, t It has especial interest
also, as the first of the long series of
portraits of himself which Rembrandt
painted every year of his life, from
youth to old age. v
The photograph la an unusually fine
one, and is handsomely and appropri
ately framed. Jt hangs in the reading
room of the library, where it ; add3
much to the attractiveness of the
room, and is greatly appreciated as an
evidence of kindly Interest on the part
Of the Tuesday club.
New York, May 20. The v Indepen
dent Booking agency, ,-' formed two
years ago to oppose the syndicate
which controls practically all the lead
ing theaters east of the Roeky moun
tains, has been dissolved. Only three
of the principals remained and only
one of them having gone out of the
syndicate within a few days, it be
deemed best to formally dissolve the
association. Papers to this end were
signed and the Independents will here
after look after their booking as individuals.
The Man Who Refused to Have His
Scales Sealed.
No mercy was shown to Joseph Ber
ger of Riverside street, collector of
rags, at to-day's session . of the city
court. He was charged with Interfer
ing with the sealer of weights and
measures in performing his work and
with resisting the police officer who
arrested him. Mr Fagan, sealer of
weights and measures, told of meeting
Berger on Charles street the other
morning and of asking him for his
scales so that he might seal them.
Berger first said he didn't have any
scales with him, the he stated that he
had the scales, but didn't want them
sealed, as he had another pair which
he -was going to use in the future. Mr
Fagan insisted, however, and Berger
showed the scales. Before they could
be sealed, however, he whipped up his
horse and drove away. The sealer of
wreights and measures went after him.
A lively chase ensued. Mr Fagan lost
sight of his man on Riverside street,
near the hospital. The weights when
examined were found to be one pound
sny. Officer Iliekey told' of arresting
Berger at his home yesterday. Berger
resisted arrest. Judge" Burpee Inflicted
a fine of $5 and costs for interfering
with the sealer of weights and a fine
of $20 and costs for resistance. The
fines, amounting to $32, were paid.
Patrick McDonald, an old veteran
of the civil war, who is rather deaf,
transferred the G. A. R. celebration in
Hartford yesterday to this city. He
was found sitting on a sidewalk on
Wolcott street last night at 12:30
o'clock by Officer Cronan. He was
very drunk. fine of $5 and costs
was inflicted. The same fine was im
posed upon Andrew La Pine, charge I
with drunkenness. A charge of ' the
same nature against Jerry Lawlor was
settled for $5.
The case of William Fogarty, ths
trolleyman, charged with non-support
of his wife and child, was nolled, ai
agreement having been reached ; be
tween, the parties concerned. .
And Three Men Were Drowned in
the Merrimac River.
Concord, N II., May 20. Three
workmen were drowned by the upset
ting of a boat in the Merrimack river
at Garvin's Falls, five miles south of
this city early to-day: One of the men
was Eli White and the other two were
Italians whose names were not known
by their fellow employes
Four laborers were crosing the river
on their way to their place of employ
ment when the boat was overturned.
White and two of the others could not
swim, apparently and sank . The
fourth man was able to keep afloat
idnd was saved. - '
The men were employed by con
tractors in constructing a new dam at
the falls. The fatality is tne second
of the kind since work on the dam
was begun. White had been here but
a. short time and nothing is known as
to his home' or relatives. The Italians
were designated by numbers only.
Attorney General King's -Advice in
the Atwood Suits.
Willimantic, May 20. In discussing
the suits brought by Atwood against
administrators and executors who
have neglected to file inventories, At
torney General William C. King said
to-day that he feared that many who
had been sued might get frightened
and accept an offer to compromise,
and, for that reason alone, he did not
know but that it would be advisable
to call an extra session of the general
assembly and pass an act which would
dispose of all the suits. He said that
there was no reason why any defend
ant should pay a cent In settlement of
the suits, as the cases could be hung
up until the regular session of the gen
eral assembly next January when
proper legislation could be enacted.;
Regimental Association Elects Col
onel Healey President.
The Ninth Regiment association
held a reunion yesterday morning, in
a tent especially set aside for the pur
pose on Bushnell park, Hartford. Sixty-five
members weer present. Colonel
J. G. Healy of New Haven was elect
ed president; Colonel Richard Fitzgib
bons of - Bridgeport, vice-presient;
M. P. Coen of Naugatuck, secretary
and treasurer, and Rev William J.
Slocum of. Waterbury, chaplain. A
unanimous vote of thanks was passed
to the committee on, the monument re
cently erected to the regiment in New
The history of the . regiment, by
Thomas Hamilton Murray.of Boston
has just been completed and copies
are ready for distribution. .
New York, May 20. On the advice
of a committee of creditors, the whole
sale dry goods firm of Sweetzer, Pem
bi'ook & Co will go out of business at
once. The directors of the company
recently decided to slowly liquidate its
affairs ana named a committee of cred
itors to assist. -The latter have recom
mended steps to close the concern's
business immediately and this will be
done, the huge stock being put up at
Goods are on hand valued at 1,200,
000, and the sale will make one of tne
largest of its kind ever held here. The
company has been in existence half a
century. ,
Pensions in America.
There are now 999,443 pensioners in
the United States, at an annual cost
of $140,000,000 and an aggregate ex
penditure of $3,000,000,000. Tne United
States now pays more pensions on ac
count of -a war ended 39 years ago
than France spends in support of her
' Models of Sobriety.
Throughout the townships of
Mearley, Milton, Henthorn, C61d
coates, Twiston and Woraton, all in
the vicinity ' of Clitheroe, not a
single individual has been convicted
of drunkenness for ten years. Tit
72-74 South Main st,
Telephone O.
rAn Extra Heavy and Warrant
fed Steel , Tank Oil Stove, two 3
inch wicks, 75c.
An Extra Heavy and Warrant
ed Steel Tank Oil Stove, four 3
inch wicks, $1.65. ,
A Two Burner (4 inch wicks)
Iron Tank Oil Stove, $1.10. N
i ' J
rA Three Burner (4 inch wicks)
Iron Tank Oil Stove, $1.65.
A Two Burner Wickless Blue
Flame Oil Stove, $4.50.
A Three Burner Wickless Blue
Flame Oil Stove, $6.25.
The Best
Is none too good for you. Order
your winter supply of us now
while the price is low and you
will be sure to get the best.
John McEIlIgott:
With Fitzpatrick & Glos
ter's, No. 60 South Main St.
Telephone connection, v
Now, Ladies.
I am ready to place your Fur
Garments in cold storage and
insure them against moths and
fire at a small cost. Telephone
and' I will call. )
TELEPHONE No. 147-5.
103 So Maitt St
John Saxe, Florist;
Pansies ! Pansies ! Pansies !
Best in the State.
25c a Dozen.
Hardy Forget-Me-Kots,
50c a Dozen.
Cfffce: Citizens Bank Building,
North Main Street.
Diseases of Eye.
Office hours 8-11 a. m.; 2-4 and
V-6'JSO p. m.
Signs of Grief in the Atwood Get-Eich
, - ' -.,'
QuicK Scheme.
Hartford, May 20. It is very evi
dent tiiat the Atwood get-rich-guick
scheme is on the way to grief. The
first sign of discomfort was when
these offers of settlement for $150 be
gan to appear. But more .has develop
ed since. Yesterday one of the sued
parties in this city received notice that
the suits against him had been with
drawn. The manipulators had appar
ently found that in that case Judge
Freeman had managed matters so that
there was no case to prosecute. It is
the belief of good lawyers that not a
suit in this probate court can be suc
cessfully prosecuted and that every
dollar intimidated out of the threat
ened persons here will prove money
thrown away. ,- ,
They are advised to stand their
ground and let the suing party walk
into the trouble that is ahead. The
costs are $10 in each suit and these
will all fall on the prosecutors. They
cannot collect here because Judge
Freeman extended the time for filing
the inventories before the. suits were
brought., He caught on to the suspi
cious circumstances and formally
granted extensions of time., and those
extensions were granted af ter the spies
had secured their evidence, but before
they had begun v legal proceedings. Ac
cording to competent legal authority,
it will be money thrown away that is
spent in 'settlement. . This situation is
interesting but it grows steadily more
agreeable for the executors and less. so
for those who "have been at so much
trouble to scare them. - r '
- Chicago, May 20 Ground has been
broken at South Chicago for a gigantic
coke oven, to cost $1,000,000, and the
first of its kind ever established out
side the anthracite regions of Pennsyl
vania. The Semet Solvay Co is he
hind the enterprise. Many experiments
in coke production have been' made out
side the anthracite fields, but always
with Indifferent success. - It is not
known what coal will be used in the
new ovens. .
The Roid & Hughes Dry ' Goods Co
omo o
Found at our Trimming
and Notion Counter.
Cotton Faggotting in 1, 2 and 3 rows, white, light blue
and pink, suitable for yoke and collar trimmings,
' ' " At 10c to 2 a yard
Woven mercerized faggotting . in black, and ""white, .
' r . At jc to ljc.a yard
Steel and black spangled' Band, Medallion and Scroll
v design dress trimmings, also a complete line of
black and colored silk and cotton drop ornaments.
Handsome designs in Girdle sets and separate buckles
in Colonial stripe, buckles in Gilt, At 2c to $1 each
Sets, buckles and back piece Colonial Stlye- Gilt1 and
, "" and Oxydized, .. facto $1. 2")
Fine French .Gilt. Sets, extreme style, gilt only,
- - . $ 1. 2 to $2. 0 each
Rivited steel sets, assorted shapes, ?c to $3 0 a set
All silk Collar Faggotting, fancy designs, in light and
"dark. blue, tan, mode, grey, black, white, pink, dark
and medium - brown, never sold less than- 42c, ,
V Atljc a yard
New cross-stitch Embroideries in washable materials,
suitable for shirt waist trimmings, in light and
dark blue and red and blue embroidered, 1
At 4 fa and 0c a yard
Chevrons, Embroidered ; Stars, Eagles, Bars, Shields,
in cotton and wool materials At fa to 3 jc each
Crochet Rings, Tassels, Soutache Rings,' in black and
white, 1 r r y: All sizes
All sizes white lace buttons, the imported hand made
kind, ; At 10c to 50c a dozen
Girdle Foundations, 22 to 28 inches, regularly sold at
i?c, .v - " Our price 10c
BELTS-In black'.and white, also tan and brown
crush leather belts all sizes, . 2 fa each
White kid Belts, 22 to 30 jnches, ' 1 ; At 10c each
S P E C I A L, N E3 E DLBS -Schleiche' s
Gold eyed, Needles, At c a paper
$40,000 WANTED.
within the next few d-iys In nms of
51,000, ?2,000, $3,500, $4,500 and $14,.
000, for several clients on Waterbpiiry
real estate security, all first mortgages,
rates of interest from 4 to 6 per cent
For ' $aie
Several good residences and invest
ment properties can now be sectWe4at
a bargain and easy tcrms
.See , ? , . "
William J. Schlegel,
Lewis Building. No 65 Bank St
J U '
To Change Your Heavy
We have received this week
a large invoice of the RIGHT
E, G, Kilduf:
54 Bank
ings to
ach. Soup KructtiqD, BlnlrinE Sotion,
'Dizziness on rUtn. Drtl or. Web before ti
'jfiight. Feror . md Dull Para in tho Baad,
fftfllowness of th Skin. PaU in th Side.
iCbeet, Ldmba. and Homing in th Flesh. A.
t.'ew doaea of Badway'a PlUa will free the eya-l
tern of all the above named disorders.
25c. a box. All druggku. or by mail. -RAD
WAY & CO.. 66 film St.. New Yor.' ; .
TiafriMt nf Ifnnd 'FnlnMta in tna 8 torn-
f & Co
len's Sprin
g Suits
If you're looking for a Spring Suit
to fit right, you'll find it at S3 East
Main street $
We can fit you, fit your taste
fit your pocket and make
you look fit too.
Single and double breasted styles
with wide shoulders, snug setting col
lars and close lying lapels, in great va
riety of fancy mixtures, In all wool
cheviots, worsteds and liomespuns and
in fast color blacks, Thibets and cla?;
worsteds. ;
Prices and Terms' to Suit Yea
and Your Pocket.
The Guarantee
Credit Clothing Co,
' .
35 and 3? East Main St
. and Phoenix Ave.
we will sell men's Patent
Colt Bluch, warranted not !
to crack, Electric $3.50
shoes for
X lit
I ,
f '- 1 A. -
t if
H. S. GULLIVER. M. A. Yal.
61 Walnut fetroot '
Frof, I-lolley
' Teaches every pupil to writ a fia
rapid, business hand, in a course of 1
private lessons and no failure. All
kinds of pen work executed la fkM
high .'St decree of art. .
Our Stock of Rye Feed
would surprise you if yoti could sea
it. - It is sweet 'and clean, the proper
food for' young pigs.
Our CRACKED CORN Is here and
we will guarantee it not to heat. We
have a nice carload of RED WHEAT,
Just right for younff chick8 and pig-,
eons. HAY SALT in lanre and small
fbags, 'also SALT for table use. ROCK
SALT for ice cream. MINERAL SALT
for horses. . -
The Plaff Mill Go,
Coal ft rders H ttended tol eavo
0 fl L
ihem at our office, ir So MaltiS
Frank Miller & Co
Tard near Plume & Atwood'a,
Jtown office with J. H. Dtvereaat
& 25 East Main curves. ,

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