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iWATERBUKY, EVENING DEMOCRAT. THURSDAY, IHSCEJIBEIl 31, 11)08.
BURGLARS LOOT Several Places Eotered oo Baob Slreel Usl NlgW, Burglars entered a number of places on Dank street lust evening and took plenty of time In ransaek Ing the. offices where they stopped. Tbey first broke Into the tailoring hop of- John Eeeles in the block owned by the Lang estate at 50 Hank street, From there they picked their way into Neunian & atelier's barber shop. Next they "jimmied" , the door of C. 11. Hart's office and I nocturnal visit No 4 was to the tail ' oring jjhop of John ilarrle in the - same..bullding. Hut the burglars will never retire on what they put into their hags last night. In Hart's they received noth ing but a few postage stamps; in the barber shop, Sllvino Vastolu said a couple of dozen razors were lost; Mr liairle stated he lost two suits, one , overcoat and a pair of trousers, ev erything which he had finished in the shop. They also took his gun but left the case and bullets. A small safe which was in his office and which contained bis valuables show ed the effects of rough usage, but it was not opened. The thieves evl- - dently tried to pry It open with a cold chisel but they bungled the Job and made a mess of it. They ilnaily left it. In the middle of the floor. Ec cles lost a couple of suits. The burglars evidently made Eccles's . shop their headquarters for there they sorted their swagger and any of their collection which they did not want was left behind. There were at least two in the party, for they made Eccles a pres , ent of their old suits. One was blue and the other was gray. On the gray suit was a monogram "J. M. Q." and the suit showed that it had i been made by a Philadelphia tailor- ing establishment. The fellows must have looked rather nobby as tbey 1 '.nado their exit clad in two of Mr Barrle's best. They must have felt like gentlemen burglars. No effort was made to enter Clay ton's jewelry store, neither did they ' pay any attention to the work shop of the jewelry store which was close by. They broke open a gas meter in the hallway out of which they per haps got a few dollars, the only real money which their fingers lighted upon during the evening. Mr Clay ton thinks they were afraid of try ing either his store or shop because of t'ae fear of the burglar alarm. The store is well protected but the shop is not equipped with the system. The detectives think they have a fairly good chance of catching the men who did the trick. In addition to the old clothes they found numer ous finger marks on a desk in Mr Hart's office. The marks were very plain and the detectives this morning took an imprint of them. So Mr Uur glar & Co had better keep their bands in their pockets. When John Gilmour heard there were burglars in the building dur ing the evening he became slightly excited but he was assured they had failed to call at his emporium. Still his mind was not at ease. It was ex plained a moment later when he rushed up to Mr Barrie's shop and exclaimed: "Did they take my trousers, John?" The tailor informed hiui that the trousers were not missing. Someone started a rumor that half a dozen pairs of kilts had been stolen from the shop but the proprietor said it was a blasted lie. Not only did the burglars take their time about sorting the goods and ransacking desks, but they were very particular about their personal appearance. As already stated they rigged themselves out in new suits but imagine it, they stopped in the barber shop long enough to shave themselves. They also used choice perfumes to take off the "rub" of the razor. They , surely must be given credit for having a goodly supply of nerve. CAPPS'S APPOINTMENT. Officers of the Bureau of Kiigiiieer- ing are Surprised. Washinglon. Dec. 31. When many of the officers of the bureau of steam enginesring of the navy de partment to-day learned that the or der of the president. Rear Admiral Capps, chief constructor of the navy had been made acting chief of their bureau they referred to a provision in the revised statutes, which they had always regarded as preventing the assignment of a staff officer as chief of that bureau for more than one month. They were somewhat mystified as to how this practical combination of the bureau of eon- struction and the bureau of steam engineering could have any degree . of permanence under such an ar rangement. They generally entertained the opinion that Secretary Newberry ex pected to secure legislation author izing the consolidation of the two bureaus before the end of the pres ent session of congress. , These officers were surprised to loam that the section they had de pended upon to keep a line officer at the head of their bureau made the. restriction in reference to staff officers in case a successor appointed lo that chief of the bureau only when such chief should die or re sign. The fact that Hear Admiral Barton, recently chief of the bureau of steam engineering had retired made possible the appointment of Rear Admiral Capps without any statutory limitation of the term he may serve. No legislation will bs necessary to continue the practical i consolidation of the two bureaus and from this time on they will be op- ! erated under a single head. Eidtor O'Brien Dead. Kansas City. Mo, Dec. 31. A tele tram received yesterday from San Francisco announced the death there of Joseph A. O'Brien, formerly as-' sislant editor of the Kansas City Star. Mr O'Brien came to Kansas City from Massachusetts in the late eighties. He and Alfred Henry Lewis composed a law flrm here for a brief time. MANY DIVORCES Four More Cases Filed Price Brlogs Another Soil. Divorces petitions are piling up In the office of the clerk of the su perior court. To-day four were add ed (o the list already on file. Mrs Bertha Madsack I Walker alleges that her husband, Frauk K. Walker, who lives at 1634 Baldwin street, and Is employed by tho Waierbury Buckle Co, was guilty of infidelity witii various parties unknown to her a few years after their marriage which took place on September 19, '07. Under these circumstances Mrs Walker considers she Is entitled to have her maiden name Madsack re stored to her. On the grounds of habitual intem perance Mrs Helen S. Kiordan Mar vin asks for a divorce from Howard Marvin, and also that her maiden name be restored to her. This couple were married on November, '03. Mrs Mary A. Krows has sued for separation on the grounds of deser tion and habitual intemperance. It is alleged that the act. of desertion took place on May 8, '02, and that the couple were married in August, 95. Fred R. Price has brought another suit against Superintendent of Po lice George M. Beach and Officer Fin ton Tehan for damages of $1,000. Price claims he was Illegally arrest ed and imprisoned in the lockup one evening lust summer. It Is true he was arrested by Officer Tehan for refusing to move on when requested and that he went through all the forms in the police station, being measured and weighed and all that sort of thing to which every prison er is subjected. Where Price thinks he has the cops on the hip is that a very small bond, $5 or so, was ac cepted for his appearance In court, next morning, and as he failed to appear this sum was forfeited. The first suit was down for trial before Judge Bennett and the jury in the superior court a few weeks ago, but as Attorney Root, counsel for Price was not on hand, Judge Bennett dis missed it. That obliged Attorney Root to begin all over again which he has done in the present suit. SACRED HEAHT CHURCH FAIR. Brought to Successful Close Last Evening in School Hall. The annual fair of the Sacred Heart church came to a close last evening, another large crowd being present "in the parochial school where the event was held. The fair this year was the most, successful that the church has given in recent year. All the families of the parish were present on eeme one of the three nights and it was an old fash ioned carnival which everybody seem ed to enjoy. These little affairs in the school were started three years ago by the Rev T. M. Shelley, pastor of the church. Although the east end parish, at one time was accustomed to hold big social events for some years they ceased to give fairs or en tertainments of any kind. With the completion of the parochial school Father Shelley again started them, and they are proving as successful as in years gone by. Many of the ex-nienibers of the parish found time to drop out there during the fair and every evening the school building was crowded. There was a stage entertainment and dancing and supper was also served. Because of the illness of the pastor most of the work fell upon the shoulders of his assistant, tho Uev Father Dooley, and the sisters in charge of the paro chial school. Coining lo I hut ford. Washington, Dec 31. Represent ative Hill, candidate for the United States senate for Connecticut, who is opposing Senator Brandegee, leaves to-night for Hartford. He will re main there to take personal charge of his fight for the senatorship un til the election on January 19 by the state legislature. Buried in Wreckage. Malta, Dec 31. It has been learn ed that the bodies of American Con sul Cheney and his wife are buried beneath the wreckage of the Ameri can consulate at Messina. CITY NEWS. We wish you a happy and prosper ous New Year. Upson, Singleton & Co. John King of East Main street will spend the next few days in- New York. The taxation revision committee are working hard and will soon sub mit a report to the aldermen. The committee and Mayor Thorns had a long chat with the city attorney yes terday. Nobody knows what they will report but it is understood that the committee expects to agree on a draft of a legislative enactment which would oblige all parts of the town to bear an equitable share of the burden of taxation. For example, the town school districts will evi dently be required to pay their own teachers, and they may also be in vited to help pay something towards the maintenance of the water system and other things. The rainfall of last night and this morning amounted to .41 of an inch. It helped the reservoirs considerably, the Branch being four and one-half Inches higher at noon to-day than it was yesterday and East Mountain had gone up an inch and a half. The water question is still terious and it will continue so until we have at least a week's rain. The weather prophets say that we will not have much rain. this winter, and worse still, it Is claimed that as far back as there is any record of such things. It shows that a very dry season Is Invariably followed by another and probably two. If this be so. Water bury will have nothing but East Mountain to look to next summer for unless we have copious rain before next spring the Branch will not be much use next year. East Mountain is doing well, and were It not for It Waterbury would have been wrest ling: with a water famine long ago. TROLLEY VICTIMS Uhs locy Pr rrlo and Mrs Mai slcolle Coollned lo Bed. All of the persons injured In the trolley uccldent on the Ouhville Hue yesterday morning were -doing well to-day with tho exception or Miss Lucy Perrlu of St Paul street and Mrs Adele Masslcotte of South Main street. Dr Thibault, who Is treating tho former, said t hat Miss Perrlu was a very sick girl and that she would be in bed for some time. Mr Masslcotte, according lo Dr Kllmur tlu, Is a trifle worso than yesterday, but her condition is not critical. Although the friends of Motornmn Costello claim that the brake on the regular car was defective, tho com pany states that the brake worked all right. The story goes that the car was tried on Robbing street later In the day and the brakes worked very smoothly. TROLI.KV PETITIONS. Notice Filed Yesterday with the Sec retary of the State. Petitions concerning matters to be brought before the January term of the state legislature were filed with the state secretary yesterday us fol lows: The Shore Line Electric Railway Co wishes an extension of time In which to complete its lines as desig nated in the charter. The Norwich and Westerly Rail way Co petitions for an amendment to the resolution incorporating the Norwich, Mystic and Westerly Street Railway Co, so that it may be al lowed to furnish electricity fnr lii'ht and power in the towns of Preston, Ledyard and North Stonington. I he Norwich, Jewett City & Vol untown Street Railway company asks for an extension of Its charter, ap proved June 29, 1903, to July 1, 1911. Albert L. Potter and Charles H Brown of Norwich and Noyes B. Allyn of Ledyard are the petitioners for the charter for the Norwich Groton Street Railway eomnanv. to construct a trolley line from the ter minus or the track or the Connecti cut company on Laurel Hill, Nor wich, through the village of Gale's j'erry to 1 hames street, Groton, near the New London & Groton ferry. Twentv-one of tho inhahlr nnts of Stony Creek in the town of Branford wisn to form a "Stony Creek Asso ciation," to provide proper sanitary measures, police protection and need ed improvements. FIRE HORSES IX A STORE. Team Plunges Through Window Driver MncAhenny Is Hurt. New York. Dec 31. When the alarm bell rans at 3 i. m. vesterrlnv in the fire house on Lincoln street, h lushine. the enclne and the hnsp cart both started out together and dashed side by side at top speed. the street narrows to a bnp r Main street, and as the two drivers approached that thoroughfare hnth realized at the same instant their dangerous predicament. Thomas MacAhenny, on the hose cart, was quick to act. He guided his team straight across Main street, thinking he could pull up before he reached the far side. But the big horses, instead of obeying the reins, plunged full tilt through the show window of A. C. Slinter's butcher store, landing in front of the counter. The horses had to be unharnessed and led out the front door. MacAhenny was flung against the side of the building aud was cut bv glass and internally injured. ROBBERS BUILD WIRE FENCE. Under Fire From Townsneorjle. Work Two Hours Getting $5,000. Wellston, Okla, Dec 31 The Bank of Wellston was dynamited and its vualt relieved of $5,000 Tuesday night. Soon after midnight five men rode in. They built a barbed wire fence around the bank. A charge of dynamite was exploded in an attempt to blow open the vault. The noise aroused the whole town, and in a few minutes the bank was surrounded. The townspeople opened fire and hundreds of shots were exchanged, the robbers continuing work. After two hours they opened the vault and took all the money there. They then rode away under cover of a constant and heavy fire. STAGE MANAGER DROPS DEAD Frank G. Rainau Succumbs In Front of ThaaUr In Atlanta. Atluuta, Ga., Dec. 31.-Frank G. Rei nflil. stage manager for James K. Hackett and a well known actor, drop ped dead In front of the Graud Opera House here. Death was due to apo plexy. Sir. Kelnau was a native of Ger many and was eUty-flve years of age. Thomaston Woman Out $800. Thomaston, Dec. 31. Mrs Carrie Michael is mourning the loss of $S00. She came to Thomaston about three months ago and until a fortnight ago lived at the home of her brother, Jacob Schneider. Since leaving there, accompanied by hei brother's wife, because of a dis agreement between the Schneiders, she and Mrs Schneider lived with a family on Chapel street, until last Tuesday. Then Mrs Schneider left for Brooklyn. N. Y. On Monday night Mrs Michael attended a christ ening, aud when she awoke on Tues day morning, she says she was minus $800, which she says she had secreted in the pocket of her skirt. She is now wondering where and how she lost the roll. Xot to Call Roosevelt. Washington, December 31. Sena tor Hale, acting chairman of the ap propriation commit tee, which is In charge of the secret service Investi gation, said to-day, that th?re is no intention, so far as he knew, of sum moning President Roosevelt before the committee after his retirement, as was intimated in several publish ed reports. SOCIAL AND FRATERNAL. . Event of Interest I to Hnnjr Water- bury People. ' The annual reception and open house of the Y. M. C. A. will be held to-morrow night. The clase of 1808, Crosby high, will bold a reunion this evening In Rick's dancing academy on East Main street. To-morrow evening St Michael's drum corps of Wutervlllo will hold their first annual ball at Goodwill hall In Watervllle. A fancy drill b the corps will be executed before the grand march. Tlckds may be se cured at I bo door. To-morrow afternoon aud even ing Lalller'a military band will give a grand New Year's concert aud so cial at' Columbus hall, Naugatuck. Afternoon programme will start at 2:30, evening at 8:15. A good time assured to all who attend. To-morrow evening the Good Will poeial club will hold their annual dance at Buckingham hall. The dunces given by this club always draws large crowds, A handsome souvenir programme will bo given away. The committee has arranged a dance programme of twenty-two numbers and all the latest dance music will be rendered by Gallpeau's orchestra. The boys' club will observe the third anniversary of the opening of its new quarters to-morrow night. The public Is invited and the super intendent and matron. Mr and Mrs Nicholas Combellac.k, will be on hand to receive, along with many of the patrons or the club. The club's brass band and orchestra will music and at the close each member will be Riven a ban of fruit, ami candy. GUAM) LAKE TO SAVE DAM. Wethersfield Farmers Obect to Har nessine Water SuddIv. New Britain, Dec. 31. Word was received here that lively times have been going on at Higmon lake, for merly known as the Griswoldville reservoir, for the past two days. The reservoir was recently bought by J. J. Higgins and F. C. Monier and thev have built a dam there. The Weth ersfield farmers resent the harness ing of the water supply, and have twice torn down the dam. It is now replaced and they threaten to tear it down again. Watchmen have been posted to guard the dam, and accord ing to the story which reached here they were fired upon Tuesday even ing and had to beat a retreat. The dam was razed the previous time on Saturday or Sunday. As it was being rebuilt the farmers threat ened the workmen, some of whom were inclined to quit. The dam was partly torn down again. The own ers have consulted W. F. Delaney as counsel, who has secured the names of some of the farmers and he threat ens to sue them. The dam shuts off a stream of water which has sup plied a half a dozen or more farms, and naturally the owners of the farms do not take kindly to its erec tion. TIMELY TOPICS Complete assortment of guu-.ui-teed watches at Hamilton IIa'-d'.aio Co' s. Sale of ladies' rubbers, plain or storm, 45c at Connecticut Boot . Shoe Co's. Sale of lawn and fancy waists wiil open Saturday morning at Grieve, Iiisset & Holland's. Good fresh sea food at the Public market for to-morrow. Chickens 16c and ISc. Emerson shoes at J. G. Jackie &, Sons for $3.50, $4 and $i; women s, $2 and $2.50. Currans will close to-r.icrrow but their white sale will be continued Saturday morning. P. Stanco will give a piano free to one who has most coupons. Curtis Art Co can supply all your wants in pictures and frames. Brown's quickfie charcoal 10c a bag at all grocers. Try Fuller's hand soap. Special offer to New Year's buyers at Woodruff Grocery Co's. Port, claret and sherry, three for 75c. The Model market has Georges haddock at 5e a pound for to-morrow; turkeys 2Sc a pound. The Benson Furniture Co has two entrances to their big furniture store, Bank and South Main streets. Frank the shoeman sells the Um pire shoe for men at $3.50 and $4. Ultra for women at $3.50. Waterbury's Largest Outfitters to NEW YEAR'S DAY-Store We Wish You All a Happy, Prosperous New Year.... Jones, Morgan & Co. Inc. Lehigh Coal well screened, is the hardest and best coal mined. Much superior to any other coal. OFFICE 60 South Main Stree. with inPERIAL Shoe Store. (Down Three Steps.) Toilet Set Exceptional Values Jin 1 6 Piece Sets $2.25 10 " " $2.75 10 " " $3.50 10 " " $4.50 10 " " $5.00 10 " " $6.50 Goods Are Now Shown in Our South Window. FENNER'S, 78 SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone 16S-4. If You Have a Carpenter Job, call GEO. A, UPHAM, Builder. Corner West Main and Mattrtuck Streets. Visit the Old Country. this Christmas or send money orders to those so far away. GENERAL FIRE INSURANCE AND STEAMSHIP AGENCY. MRS JOHN RYAN. 507 North Main St. T. F. Carmody. Odd Fellows' Bide. Man and Boy Hats to Shoes. Closed AH Day. The Slaughter Has Started. Every Man, Boys and Child's Suit and Overcoat Cut in Price $10 and $12 Suits and Overcoats $6.98 $16 and $17 " " $9.98 $24, $22 $19 " ' " 14.98 Children's Clothing 1-5 Off ; Boys' Straight Knee Pant Suits 1-2 PRICE. R. R. Harden & Co. 105 Bank Street. The One and Only Correct Shoe For And for each and any other year Is that one that Wovides the greatest possible comfort and service to its wearer. When, one 8 feet ache or weary easily something .is wrong, not witK the feet usually, but with the shoes, and it's time to stop merelyfUtlnS tne eye, and to look around for a shoe that will fit botfi tbe eye and the foot. And you will find that shoe right here In theUmpire Shoe; $3.50 and $4.00 for men. and in the Ultra $3.50 spoe for women. You can get them only FRANK XKW ADVKKTIKKMK.NTS. NOTICE OK SKTTLEMENT OF ACCOUNT. DISTRICT OF VYATKRBl'KYY S3. PROBATE Court. Die. 8lst. li)8. In the mntlur of Mlclwl. Mary. Thomas, rhill'l'. Katlilocn, Christine, and Klizalit-th Modlvnry. minors residing in said district, undiT control of Kunrdlaim. ThcKiiiirdiaiis having exhibited their account with said minors to this court for allowance, it is ORDERED that the 1st day ol Jan. A. D., 190!). at o'clork in the forenoon, t the Pro bate Of fie in Waterbury.be and the same Is assigned for a hcarinx on the allowance of said account with said minora, and this Court directs William E: Thorns, Esq., to citi all tmiis interest-"! therein to appear at said time aud place, by publishing mix order In some ncwsiiXT published In New Haven county and having a circulation in said district. Robert A. Lowe, Judge. DISTRICT OF" WATERBURY, as, Probate Court, Dec. 2ttli. 1908. Estate of Manjaret Kennauph late of Waterbury in said district, deceased. I'pon the application of John A. Kennaugh, ad ministrator, pmyiiiK that pormissioii be granted him toniortKuRo certain real estate of said estate fnr the sum of fifteen thousand dollars located on comer of Hawkins and Bishop afreets in said district as per application on tile more fully ap pears, it is Ordered that aid application be heard and de termined at the Probate Office in Water bury m said district, on the Snd day of Jan. A. II. 1909 at o'clock in the forenoon, and that notice be given of the pendency of said applica tion and the time and placeof hearing thereon by publishing the same one time in Krae news paper having acirculatiou in said district. Kobert A, Lowe Judge NOTICE. AITOMOIHLK CHEMICAL EXC.'IXE Scaled proposals for furnishing the Fire Depart nient of the City of Waterbury, Connecticut, with one automobile Chemical Engine, will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall Building, in said city, until 4 o'clock, p. m., Monday, January 11, 1909. Full and comprehensive specifica tions must accompany each proposal. It will be required that, the ap paratus must be capable of carrying five men and be equipped with two thirty-five gallon Ilolloway extin guisher tanks or other tanks accept able :o the Board of Commissioners of Public Safety, said tanks to be bright finished; two acid holders and two soda holders for extra charges, 250 feet of ?i-inch chemical hose, one shut-off nozzle, and one basket of reel for carrying chemical hose. To be equipped also with one bell. one hand siren, one nine inch search-light on dash, two oil dash lights, one prest-o-liio gas tank for operating search light and self light ing attachment for same. Boxes for carrying tools, etc, to le placed !n the most convenient places and of such capacity as space will permit. Provision shall be made for carry ing two three gallon Babcock extin guishers, one Detroit or Lit tie Giant door opener, four New York Fire De partment lanterns, two axes, two pike poles, one crow bar. and one eighieen.ft. extension ladder, said ladder to be carried so that, it will not interfere in operating the 'ap paratus or be in the w-ay of the men in mounting or riding on the ap paratus. The motor to have not less than 4 cylinders, to be of at least 50 II. P., and to be placed In front of the car. The wheels must be constructed of second growth hickory, the front wheels to be equipped with not smaller than 40x5 tires and the rear wheels with not small er than 40x6 tires, and furnished wiih two extra demountable rims. The frame must be of pressed steel, having an elastic limit of at least 100.000 lbs per square inch. The right to reject any or all pro posals is reserved. Attest: WILLIAM H. SAXDLA.VD, City Clerk. By order of the Board of Com missioners of Public Safety. Dated at Waterbury. Conn, this 31st day of December, 1908. il iv ui 1909 from i The Shoemaf1 We wish you all a Pros perous and Happy New Year. Saxe & Floto FLORISTS. 205 South Main St Opposite Grand. WE WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH OUR PRICES ON GOOD FITTING GARMENTS AND WE ALSO HAVE THE STYLES YOU WANT ... TAILOR 28 EXCHANGE PLACE. Better Goods For Less Money AT GEO. J. GAILEY'S Jewelry Co., 25 Grand Street. Waterbury. $10 and $12 Solid Gold Ladies' and Gent's Signet Rings at $4.00 up. $20 Waltham and Elgin Solid Gold Watches at $15. $30 Diamond Rings at $19.50. $50 Diamond Rings at $35. It is to your interest to buy you X-mas gifts from us for we are the only manufacturing jewelers and watch makers in Waterbury who sell direct to customers at manufacturing prices. Don't forget our NAME our PLACE and our PRICES. We guar antee every article we sell to be as represented at; money refunded at any time If not satisfactory. WALL PAPER SALE! SO,000 Rolla at 4c a Roll. Ceiling and Border to match. Hanging paper 12c a roll. We fur nish labor and paper for $2 a room. 10 per cent off for cash. Conn Decorating: Co. 30 Abbott Ave. Get the right store. COAL and WOOD Orders promptly delivered. Yard, 179 South Leonard street. Office 6 Bank St, Exchange Place. One Flight Up. Tel. FRANK FLAMMIA & CO. WOOD and Charcoal. JOHN BYRON Vtrd nr Plume A 4twond-. Up town office wlih J. H. brremux. " Eut lUia bt. Telephone. Try a Democrat went no DRY Ull I