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VOL. XX, NO. 40.
Harry K. Thaw, Slayer of Stan
ford White and Heir to Mil
lions Begir Battle
Accused Was Surrounded By All Els
Relatives and He Stepped to the 1
Bar Briskly When Els Name :
Was Called;
New York, Jan , 22. Scenes ap
proaching absolute disorder attended
the opening of the trial of Harry K,
Thaw In this city to-day 1 on "the
charge of murdering Stanford White.
Most of the clashes were between re
1 porters and correspondents and th
police. Of the newspaper' men there
were perhaps 200, and there was a
pollceinnn for each. The great squad
nf hitiA matrn was commanded by a
police Inspector. . Only . about fifty
nroannnpr writers finally' were d'
mltted the remainder of the space ii
the court room being reserved for the
200 talesmen summoned on the spec
ial 1urv nanel.
The trial began before Justice
Fttzsrerald In part one trial, term of
the supreme court and was sehSJuled
for 1030 o'clock. Before that time,
the Dollce lines had been extended
from the corridor adjacent to the
courtroom to include the entire first
floor of the criminal courts building.
When the newspaper, men bad been
disponed of there seemed to be more
policemen than any others In the
neighborhood of the big building. The
nubile was warned In advance hot
to attempt to get Into the courtroom
and few persons appeared.
The quarrel with the police , which
had filled the: hour preceding .the
trial were quickly forgotten at 10
o'clock when Mrs William Thnw of
Pittsburg, the mother of the defend'
ant, appeared In the courtroom. She
was dressed In her customary black
and was relied. . Following her came
the Countess of Yarmouth and ' Mrs
George Lauder Carnegie, her daughter-in-law,
Mrs Evelyn Nesbit Thaw,
wlf of Harry, came next and closely
followed by May McKenzle. the ac
tress, to whose home Evelyn Thaw
fled the night "of .'the tragedy, on1 the
Madison -Square roof ' garden, . Juoe
25 last. The party of relatives was
completed by Edward .Thaw, Harry's
brother, and. George Carnegie, his
brother-lu-Iaw. . - ,,
. The Countess of Yarmouth wore a
modest brown. cloth gown, a brown
fur. .hat and brown veil. , Mrs Evelyn
Thaw was dressed all In gray, with
a hat and Tell of the same color. The
veils - were - worn - throughout the
morning." . i- .. ,
District Attorney Jerome appeared
u court at 1020 o'clock. .'At this
time most of the talesmen had ar
rived .and' the room was crowded
Justice Fltsgerald took bis aeat at
10:2 o'clock, and the trial was on.
There was a decided stir In court
when two prominent alienists, Drs
Carlos McDonald and . Austin Flint,
were escorted into court and given
eats inside, the clerk's rail. They
were soon In consultation . with Mr
Jerome and It was said they had been
engaged by him to watcb the esse
from the very start to be prepared to
give testimony whenever It might t
These same doctors represented the
district attorney when the Josephine
Terrs nova trial was stopped in or
der that a test might be made of her
Thaw had not been brought into
court wdid the call of the Jury nancl
was begun by the clerk. There were
aeveral absentees and the court Im
posed a Doe of 100 on each.
Dr Mablne, a third expert. Joined
Drs Flint and McDonald. ,
When the roll had been completed
Mr Jerome moved that the trial pro-
ceed. Justice FKsgerald admonished
the throng In the court room that ab
solute order be maintained through
out the hearing.
-Harry K. Thaw to the bar.'
hosted the clerk, and there waa a j
hash of expectancy.
- The prisoner appeared almost In
stantly from the jury room. He walk
ed aowMWhat nerronaly at flrst, bat
when ho eaagat sight of his another
ad wife and Us other anetansr of
kJa faaliT. a wenrnt aoies f-
lighted into a smile. . He bowed
graciously as he passed to his seat
beside his counsel. ' -
Thaw wore a dark blue sack suit
and carried a plaid ulster coat on Sis
arm. It was rather 'chilly In the
court room and Thaw threw the coat
about his shoulders. , .
Without further ado, the task or
selecting a Jury was begun. Charles
W. Bryden, an engineer, was the first
talesman. In response to the usual
questions by District - Attorney Je
rome, he- declared he had ' no con
scientious, scruples against 1 capital
punishment, but that he had formed
an unalterable opinion as to the de
fendant's guilt or innocence. ' :
- Mr Jerome was not content with
these flat statements and subjected
the talesman to a searching exami
nation as to the mental processes by
which he had reached such a conclu
sion and asked if his opinion was so
strongly fixed that he could not ren
der a fair Judgment on the evidence.
He was not sure, the talesman re
plied. .. , ...
The district attorney 'at this point
made his first reference to the "un
written law." He said: "There is a
so-called higher law, , an 'unwritten
law'; would you allow such a law to
enter into yqur Judgment?" j ,
Counsel for Thaw, objected to the
Justice Fitzgerald said the witness
had already replied In the - early
questioning that as to points of law
he would be guided by the direction
of the court. The talesman said he
had been Influenced by reading the
newspaper accounts of the case. This
did not deter the district attorney
from pursuing bis examination to the
end. When he asked the talesman
what were his Ideas as to the various
forms of insanity as an excuse for
crime, the defense objected. " '-m
"Objection overruled,", said Jus
tice Fitzgerald, placidly. ' .
"I would be guided by the instruc
tions of the court as to that," replied
Bryden. . . ., , .
"Do you know any one connected
with the case?". . V .
. "No."- - V-v
"Anyone In Pittsburg?"
''No." ., .-,
"Do you know Truxton Beale?"
"No." ' - ..."
Clifford W. Hartrldge, of counsel
to Thaw, here took up the examina
tion, but after a few questions as to
the newspaper accounts the talesman
had read, challenged him for cause.
. ' Mr Jerome opposed the challenge,
not feeling that the talesman's opin
ion was so fixed as to make him In
capable of reaching a just conclu
sion. -
The court questioned the DroDosef
juryman himself and Bryden admit
ted that he could weigh the testi
mony and that his mental capacity
could overcome the Influence of the
newspaper reports.' - 1 ;
- "If you heard no testimony " aske
Justice Fitzgerald, ."Is your . Impres
sion so strong to-day that you could
render a'.verdicf' in. your own mind?"
'P.i.lnl.W "
"After further questionlnr ' the oK:
jectlon of the defense was overruled.
An exception was noted and thn
Thaw's counsel peremntorilv hi
lenged Bryden and he was excused.;
uemmg a. smith, 60 years of are.
a retired umbrella maker, was ac
cepted as the first juror. Frank B.
Hill, a baker, waa the second lumr
Body of Uan Who Died fa Hos
pital and Said lo Be a Rus
sian of High Standing
Professor William Blackwood of
Tale called at Mulvllle'a undertaking
rooms this afternoon and made ar
rangements to have the body of John
Xatkevenyus. who died the other day
at the Waterbury hospital of con
sumption, removed to the Vale medi
cal school at New Haven. Although
very little Is publlcaly known of
Xatkevenyus It appears that be came
from n noble family In the old coun
try and once held an Important gov
ernment position, bnt lost It on ac
count of the prominence of his fam
ily In connection with movements of
one kind and another, aralmt th
Russian government, tie didn't want '
to bare anybody know anything
boot bin) and some of his country
men claim that Natkeyravna waa not '
his right name at all and that he had i
quite an interesting history which
one or two friends In Waterbury and
many In the old world are quite f.
miliar wltn. Whether this Is true or
not tt would be hard to tell, bnt If
be nia countrymen ought to be
ashamed of themaelve. If Natkt
venyos came from -a patriotic fam
ily and was himself an adherent of
the. principle for which his father
Is said to have died, his body de
served n better fate than to be al
lowed to lie In an undertaking rooms
for several days awaiting a rlaluiitiit
and then none ar-pering. to be turn
ed over to a medical collewe.
Rut It seems there Is lots of mmw.
tltlon la that sort of basin too. and
may o Aatkerenyvs wan fortunate to
get Intn the pickle tub. A month
ago more bodlei were offered the In
stitution than tbey had room for -snd
they atopped taking any more for a
brief period.
Sutarrltwr to the Evening Demo-
. f mmm liar a a, Mmm . - .
free of charge If tbey win only com-
pry vim me requirewtrnt wbfrt are
Pr rW anbarTfptHMi a advaoco
at th office. - '.
The Fronts ry araber is ki
and tboae who want their
mbm oat tbe est soon Id nay to-day
The American Tourists Protest
Against the Jamaica
- i Officials
, NEW YORK,' Jan. 23. American
refugees from Kingston, arriving at
New York on the steamer Trinz Eltel
Friedrlch, which sailed from the strick
en city on Thursday last, the third
day after the earthquake, were unani
mous In condemning what they termed
the "Inactivity and utter inemclency"
of the English authorities on the island
during the first days following the dis
'aster. ' .f - f : ,
For three days, or up to the day the
Prinz Eltel sailed, there was no sem
blance of order and nothing definite
done In the matter of relieving the
sufferings of many of the wounded. ;
It Is asserted-that men. and women
who sought shelter on board the Brit
ish steamship Port Kingston, which
was chartered for Sir Alfred Jones
party from England, .were put ashore
and that the plea of the American
refugees that the women of their party
be allowed at least the privilege of
Bleeping on the open decks of the Port
Kingston was refused "with great In
civility." The wounded, who had been
taken on board the same, steamer for
an asylum, were put ashore the day
following the earthquake, Tuesday, and
were left on the railway wharf until
cared for by the American naval au
thorities on Thursday.
The Prlnz Eltel's passengers told of
the great relief the arrival of the I clal w",cn 18 PrPey adjustable be
Amerlcan squadron brought to the ter-1 t!)'eeu. theJn' and ' uthorltles lu-
orthPeeriuredwWhLrh ITS
curred between Governor Swettenham
and Admiral Davis.
The protest of the American refugees
against the conduct and behavior of
certain officials on the Island was voic
ed at a mass meeting held on board
the Prinz Eltel Friedrlch, when reso
lutions were adopted and addressed
"to the general public and the Inter
national press." The resolutions fol
low: . . . ,
"We, a company of American ref
ugees of Kingston, Jan. 1 to Jan. 17.
1907, on board the steamship Prinz
Eltel Friedrlch, herewith utter emphat
ic condemnation of the conduct and
behavior in that period of certain of
ficials of rank specifically. Captain
Parsons, ' commander of the British
steamship Port Kingston, lying In the
harbor of Kingston, and aboard which
was Sir Alfred Jones, bis superior,,
and other officials. " "
Departar ( Davis Deplored.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23.-ln re
sponse to an offer of aid sent by Mayor
wrer ut una ciiy nner me luugsion.:
earthquake the following cablegram
was received from the mayor of Kings
ton: "Many thanks. Money and build
ing material urgently required. , De
parture of warships deplored by pea
pie." . y. , , .
Hartj Object to Bill of Casta.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 23. - Augustus
Hartje, the millionaire paper manufac
turer, - whose famous petition for di
vorce from his wife, Mary Scott Hart
je, was recently refused, has filed ex
ceptions to the statements of the ex
penses of his wife. ' He reiterates the
charge that much of the expense In
curred during the trial was unlawful.
He objects to a bill of f 19.094.28 for
detectives, $4,739.06 for baudwrltlns
experts, $2,080.00 for the court stenog
rapbers and other items, the total o
which amounts to nearly $30,000,
Believes Thaw Was Jaattaea.
NEW VOKK. Jan. 23.-The Countess
of Yarmouth believes her brother, Har
ry Kendall Thaw, was justified in. kill
ing Stanford White. This statement
was made by one close to the family,
who knows in detail the discussions os
the family and even the dimensions in
their opinions as to the conduct of the
trial of the young man, which opened
here today. Temporary Insanity, It Is
said, will be the defense plea.
Blarala Kaaralfesl he. Tlal Vm.
THE HAUTE. Jan. 23,-The tidal
wave-which devastated some of the
Dutch East Indian islands practically
engulfed the island of Slmalu. Accord
ing to the latest Information received
here, Slmaln has almost disappeared.
It Is said that probably ljoo persons
lost their lire. Violent earthsnorks
jwntlnne to be felt dally. The dvil
governor of the islands la at the scene
of the catastrophe.
'Do bl(- Clabsv
RICHMOND. Va Jan. 23.-In avery
part of Virginia. It la said, negroes,
men and women, are forming clubs
the only obligation enjoined npon the
members . being that tbey take oath
that they will work far any white
person. That of coarse Is equivalent to
saying that tbey will not work at art.
War mit Cerasaar. ta ftaM.
MJNEOLA. N. T, Jan. 23. -Mrs.
Elisabeth Be ison, a widsw. twenty -six
years old. who lives In Woodmen. ha
been declared Insane. She says that
war Is certain between this onntry
and Germany a ad was atarttnt for
Washington to ask the president to In
terfere. rat f tr9 I snaoHM.
TOKYO, Jan. Sl-Tfae ma n D-dld
Inge of the department of em man .ra
ti :ms were bnraed down. InvtlTtnr a
toes estimated at .Vn.o o. )iot af the
doraaaekt ' '
cirxxix am rex u dsn
. ' ' . , ' -
Swettenham Has Replied to His
Government on Certain Mat
ters But Not the Letter
Time to Aet When II Is Fully Under
stood Why the Governor ol
Jamaica Acled as He
'; Wd.
London, Jan 23. Th government
here has beard from Governor Swet
tenham of Jamaica concerning the
incident Involving the withdrawal of
the American warships from Kings
ton.. ; Absolute secrecy Is maintained
at the colonial office, but the fact
was elicited that during the night a
good many' telegrams'" were received
from Swettenham, some of which
deal with the incldeut These. it is
understood, confirms the main fen-
tnres of the affair as already publish
ed. It Is not the present Intention of
the colonial office to make the tele
grams public, the official view being
that it is a personal affair between a
government department and an olfi-
bet be serva b?taTltC
P PPe blue book at some
distant period, in the meantime being
dealt witn througb the usual diplo
matic channels for Intercourse be
tween power and power.
At the foreign office it was admit
ted that the telegrams from Swetten
ham referred to the Incident but it
was added that tbey ore not regard
ed us being the governor's reply to
the request of the secretary for the
colonies, the earl of Elgin, for his
version of the affair. The foreign of
fice officials saj that no statement
can be made at present as they de
sire tp have all the fucta the governor
wishes to present before shaping
weir course.
Willimantio Priest Succumbed to Ap-
oplezT last Night ,
Wllllmantic, Jan 23. Rev Jameg
Gleason, pastor of St Joseph's church
for the past four years, died suddenly
! at the parochial residence In this city
last night of apoplexy. Father Glea
Igon-had Wn in mna health h. ..
tire day and had been attending to
his pastoral duties. About 10 o'clock
last evening he complained of not
feeling well and died almost before
medical aid could' reach him. . His
death wll be a great shock to the
Roman Catholic people of this city
and of the atae.
rrrv kwst
The Dramatic club, the Foruf
club and the Sewing circle of St
Mary's alumni met last evening..
Miss Msrlon A. Clark of Leaven
worth st H will attend the Old
Guard ball in New York to-morrow
Box No 7 called the fire depart
ment about 1 o'clock this afternoon
to the home of Mrs E. M. Burrall on
Church street where'a chimney waa
on fire. The fire was extinguished In
a few minutes.
Attorney Guilfolle, administrator
on the eft ate of the late Andrew
Crowley, who was killed by an .elec
tric wire on a pole on Sylvan avenue
some time ago. tiled bis report to-day.
Attorney Guilfolle brought suit
against the Connecticut Railway Jt
Lighting company, but with the con
sent of the probate'eourt effected I
settlement of the clnitu. The estate
sums np about $!KK and the heirs
are thne slaters and one brother,
who lives In Rhode Island. Crowloy
was In he employ of the company
ana was worxing on the pole wh.n
the accident occurred that caused his
death. , . .
Thieve got In their- work last
night In a number of buildings go
ing np on . Round Hill street. It
was the coMom for the workmen to
lock np the Implements of their trade
In a larg box on leaving work, and
last night some thlves broke open
this box and walked off with sea
saws and a quantity of other tool.
The police were made acquaint I
with the matter and it Is si HI have
already sex-tired Information that win
result in the arrest of the thieves
before many dava. It win bo sr
to catch Ibem for to bide or sell a
carpenters saw Is no easy matter.
Isaae Welnstela of Brook street
waa seriously Injured on Wedneada
afternoon br fall'nc tmm a t.j..
la the building which he la ereetlnr
a i in corner or sonta Mala ar
Meadow streets. Welnstela was as
cending a ladder and had almost
reached the top when the ladder
allpped aad he was precipitated to
th Boor. H waa picked up aacon
scions and rarr'ed to his homo wheee
It wa fonnd that his rack and slie
were baair lajared. Although at Brst
It waa thought that his Injur lea
woalj prove fatal, th sua I now
Imnrovlag aad tt la expected that ka
will recover.
Forecast for Crnaectlcat: Fair aad
slightly colder to-atgfct; Thnrstar
fair, atowly rUlsg temperature; light
westerly wtada.
Brownsville Shooting . Affray
Charged to Colored Troops
' to Be Probed By Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-The sen
ate has passed the compromise For-
aker resolution authorizing the com'
mlttee on military affairs to Invest!
gate the facts of the affray at Drowns
vllle, Tex., the nights of Aug. 13 and
14 last, "without questioning the legal
Ity or justice of any act of the presi
dent in relation" to or connected with
that affray.
This action came after the subject
of the president's discharge of the ne
gro troops had been under considers
tlon almost daily since the first day of
the present session of congress and
every phase of the question had been
discussed on all sides. :
Senator Teller opposed the idea ad
vanced in a recent speech by Senator
Lodge that the president "Inherited"
power from the king. This was a new
doctrine, and the Colorado senator said
he could see how It might become pop
ular In some localities. .
While willing to have an investiga
tion to secure the facts of the Browns
vllle affair, Mr. Teller said be couli
not support any provision with any ex
pression either way as to the presi
dent's authority In the matter.: Tht
senate, be believed, should not raise
that question. , .
Senator. Sutherland occupied three
hours of the session . delivering his
first speech In the senute. It was In
behalf of the right of Beed Sinoot, of
his own stnt " the senate.
Drrdea . ' (tempt,
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 23.-Cnlted
States Senator John F. Dryden has
given out a statement relative to the
publication of an afflJavit by former
Assemblyman Uolinau to the effect
that he, Holman, was approached five
years ago ly Thomas Palmer and of
fered $5,000 to vote for JSr. Dryden for
united States senator, and npon h.s re
fusal to entertain the proposition an
offer of $10,000 was made. Holman'
affidavit concluded by saying that he
told Palmer he was "not In that kind
of business." Seuator Dryden In his
statement denies any acquaintanceship
with Palmer, who Is now dead and
who, Mr. Dryden says, was a recog
nized professional legislative agent
Mr. Dryden says that no one waa au
thorized by him to make any such
offer. '
Seaatop THImaa Re-eleeted.
COLUMBIA, 8. C, Jan. 23.-Ballot
were taken in the senate and house ot
representatives for the reelection of
B. U. Tillman as United States senator.
The senate Voted solidly for Senator
Tillman' re-election while In th
bouse one member, Bev. Coke D. Msnn
of Ocone county, declined to vote, stat
ing that Tillman bad never explained
satisfactorily his alleged connection
with the Hubbel rebates and furthei
that be bad charged the Prohibitionists
with aligning themselves with the bar
room element against the state dispen
sary. Mr. Mann asked that his objee
tions be printel In th Journal. Mr
Tillman's election will be couflrmed In
joint aasembly today.
Hoi t Jaa Caollea at Frlsee.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23.-For th
first time In the history of this port a
crowd of Japanese eouly laborers wa
held np by Immigration officials here
upon their attempt to enter this coun
try after having passed quarantine.
The Immigrants were 306 In number
and comprised men, women and chil
dren from Japan who had before com
ing here passed a few weeka at Hono
lulu, where American clothe and a
smattering of American words were
acquired. This Is all that haa hereto
fore been required by Japanes coolies
coming to California.
aUlers Klot a Calasakaa.
COLiMblS. O, Jan. 23-But for
the Brownsville affair the rioting ot
the I plted States soldiers here durlne
the night would have attracted little
attention. Such conflicts between sol-
diem and deulzens of the "Bad Lands."
as the lowest Tenderloin section Is
known, happen frequently. Captain
Burnside has eighteen of the men un
der arrest and expected to have tbem
al by the end of another day. A Iocs!
court martial will be railed to try the
men. - .
OMest Reaea ml MIMIetawa tea
MIDDLETOWN. Conn, Jan. 23--
Cbarlea A. Btardmsn. the oldest ml
dent of this city. d-eJ here last night
Had be lived natil Ftidsy of this weei
he would have be?n ninety fire year
old. A I the time of bis death be wa
vie president of the MldJletowa Sav
Ings bank.
Tawa a haalvt Sir Sweat.
CHARLOTTE. X. C, Jan. 23 -Fir
which bad Its origin in nearby wood
fanned by a hich wind, swept Into the
town of Hamlet last ereuing barnim.
r n lare pwttm of It. The b r
plant of the Carolina Iit:llinjr com
pany. aeTenteea loaded box cars be
longing to the Seaboard Air Line, eight
residence and the seaboard fr.'zfct de
pot were destroyed. The ton I T5
IVX Jaasea at.
CAUBaillNJK. Ma, Jta. 23.-WU-
Ham Jamea. professor of phJaaophy at
Harvard smlverslty aad kaow as
of l be aaot eminent philoaoptwr aad
pyralita la the world has a-
has withdrawal Croc active
t-arata ka th UirersitT.
Action on the Conaly Commls.
loners Was Suddenly Hal
ted This Morning
He Wants to Have a Say In the Ap
pointments - Waller Resolution
Passed-Geddes Held Up
Other Business.
Hartford, Jan 23. Action of the
senate to-day in tabling bills to ap
point county commissioners in Tol
land and Windham counties, taken
out of courtesy to the governor, be
cause' of his recommendation that the
power of appointing be taken fron
the county delegations and given to
the executive, is thought to Indicate
that no action will be taken on mat
ters of this kind, until the governor
is heard from further. Senators LU'
ther, McGovern and Butterworth, to
gether with all the democrats, fa
vored deferring action and this was
In the house bills to appoint coun
ty commissioners in Litchfield and
New Haven counties were sent to
the table for the same reason as glv
en In the senate, after Commissioner
Walter's nomination had passe-
through its first stage of passage. In
less than five minutes after the house
opened there was a lively debate over
a resolution Introduced by Kepresen
tative Hayes of Waterbury appoint
ing Jacob D. Walter of Cheshire and
James Geddes of Waterbury county
commissioners for New Haven coun
ty. Representative Hayes brought
the matter up In a separate resolu
tlon. The first appointment of Walter
went through under a suspension t
rules. When an attempt was made t
take the same action In regard to
Colonel Geddes, Representative
Banks of Fairfield referred to a bil
pending 'In relation to the appoint
ment of county commissioners by the
governor. He thougnt it would oe
right to defer action out of cour
tesy to the governor until the matter
was decided. He asked for the tabling
of the matter temporarily Others
spoke in the same strain and by
vote of 141 to 30 it was tabled.
Colonel Schulze of the flrst regi
ment was reurea 10-aay as a origa
dler general after the bill had been
signed by the governor. Both branch'
es passed the resolution.
A petition was offered to appro
priate J10.500 to supply deficience:
in appropriations In the county cour'
of Waterbury.- Resolutions amend
Ing the charter of the city of Water
bury relating to contracts and water
rents were presented.
Franklin L. Homan, who on the
recount of the ballots In one ward In
New Haven, was declared electe
over Senator States, was given his
seat after having the oath adminis
tered by J leutenant Governor Loke.
A bill providing for a state high
way commission of three members, to
be appointed by the governor, each
to serve for four years at a aalary
of $2,600 with $500 additional for
the chairman, waa presented to-day
by Represntatlve Alsop of Avon.
The bill is modeled on the highway
law of Massachusetts, adapted to
conditions In Connecticut, and la In
line of the governor's recommenda
tions. Of the Massachusetts law Unit
ed States Senator Murray Crane has
said that It la probably the best In
me country, in proposed law re
quires the commission to make a
thorough examination of the roads of
the state, to make road maps and to
collect geological and other data pre
liminary to construction of a network
of highways. A state appropriation
to be met by a loan Is to be used in
building roads and the cost of con
struction la to be shared by towns
and cltie equally by hav'ng counties
pay a per cent of the cost ot roads
built within them. The highways
ar to be maintained under euper
vlalon of the commission.
Represntatlve Thomaa of Slmabury
will champ'on the bill. He say that
many of the present highways built
by the state have been allowed to de
teriorate because towns In poor finan
cial condition have been unable t
keep them In repair, and the cost of
repair haa been thrown on the more
wealthy cotnmunit'ea. The highways
under the proposed bill would be
scientifically built and properly care
for. He ears, and the responsibilltr
for their maintenance would be defi
nitely fixed and th com distributed.
Th practice of town anthorit'e la
Improperly mending the present m
eadamUed roads, he claims. Is undo
ing much of the excellent work done
by Highway Commissioner Uacdon-
A petition was presented in th
bouse by the Tbomaston, Plymouth
Wstertowa Street Railway compaay
and th Thomastoa Tramway com
pany to amend taer charter.
A petition to rem 'ate the enperta
tendeats of the rural schocla to con
form to th laws governing th aa-n
in Marsacbasetts was also presented.
Beth bouses adjonrned natil next
Jndee Pessley ks dectded that In
the sail of E. P. Zlmner. local aet
for th Xatlrosl Cash Rtter cota.
pany of Davto, O. inltot Wward
X. Alllag, Nw Rave for IStt tor
to hi avtosnohll. h at a
UUed to Sl .
-'-.' ; . . V
Local Ice Company Had bssc
tlon Against the Zweibels
Issued This Horning
The City Ice company to-day had
an Injunction Issued preventing Jo
seph and Adolph Zweibel from cut
ting Ice In the water opposite their
property known as Bell view lake.
The papers were served by Consta
ble James F. Lunny and the prohibi
tory order was signed by Judge
Cowell. ' - ' : - .'
For years the Zweibels have been
accustomed to cut Ice and In pur
suance of that custom they cut soma
yesterday and they intended cutting
more to-day. Directly opposite their
place there used to be in the old
days beiore Lake wood or Forest park
as some call it, was known as it is
known now, a large ice house. But
when the place was turned Into a
summer resort by the Pearsalls of
Fearsallville, this old bouse waa re
moved as it was considered an un
sightly object It blocked the view
oi the noble hills lying to th east
audits removal gave more space for
cutting Ice. -
The Zweibels were astonished
when the , officer read them
the contents of the typewritten
papers he handed to them, but they
have not yet retained a lawyer. If
the injunction stands they will have
to buy vbelr ice hereafter like ordin
ary mortals. They are prohibited
from cutting ice on Lakewood under
a penalty of $5,000. ,
Why do some school
children with good 1
sight need glasses 1
The ey does not obtain it fun
growth until the age of twelve, and
during the growing age our modern
education is apt to tax it beyond Its
Proper glasses will rest th eyes la
their work.
Boom One. 70 Bani St.
(Over the Upson Jewelry Co.)
All Through the Store
Which Mean
25 0 Discount
There's Splendid pickings
of 'Ins furniture to be had at
b!g discount now that our
annual ciea Ing sa'e Is on ,
PMces a-e going to be
higher next ssasrn a lumber
Is gettl-g scarce and labor and
a'.l raw ma'eiil of every da
scrip'Jsn s takung a jump,
Tic Kaarsa-Se"v Fencer &.
Km to iai A Zzt'jm.
11S-H3 tax Cl
WatcrbuT mn fa C dirJ
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