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i Grand Jury Will Consider It at Cambridge Today. Special Session of the Middlesex County Body Galled. Costley Murder Decision by Judge Gray Determined the Action of Atty Gen Parker to Have the Case Tried in Middlesex. THE BOSTON GLOBE-MONDAY. MARCH 10, 1902. Thfc m rriig the (rand Jury of MM gtt, rouatjr. summoned in special ses-men will rr.eat at the courthouse In -r,; dir. bridge to consider the case of j imff : ofidlti. accused of the tnur-' his wife, whose headless body , ' the woods near Cbelros- ;. : ! n- ninths ao. " - to try Blondin in Mlddle- - county i the result of several con-4 - !-' n Atty Gen Parker. - Atty :- .irs;e A. Sanderson of Mld-ttVjex ar.d the state officers who have keen fo!! wins the case since the rour-, - -.wnmitted. jIje' of flicials who have worked crt -he case h-Heve th" crime was corn-r in Boston. The attorney jten- -'. however, has fixed Middlesex as j-ty t which to try the case, be-, the rIy of Mrs Blondin was jnd fr that county. En dcins so he evidently proposes to the J-.-claion of Justice Gray, f rroetiy chief Justice of Massachusetts, r or a member of the IT S supreme r. art. Is the -ae of the commonwealth C-ss:e-. rendered in 1875. ZXJSSSfSS. ced Mr" Blondin's when she was married Mrs Blondin was seen by the Caseys gJli'"'iP"l a few days before the murder. On leaving she said she was foinx to Lowell to draw some money rom a bank there. She said her husband wanted her to accompany him to Canada, but she did not wish to go It is not believed that the special session of the grand Jury will last over two days. MURDERS 30 YEARS APART. I Similarity Pointed Out Between the Slaying of Mrs Blondin Recently and Julia Hawkes in 1874. The special sitting of the grand Jury of Middlesex county, called for today, for the purpose of considering the barge of murder made against J. Wilfred Blondin. once again brings that xlreauy celebrated ease U fore the cen-of the Judicial stage. The report sent out from Lowell on Friday to the effect that the govern-m.-nt will rely, in Its endeavor to secure a conviction of Blondin, on the decision made by Chief Justice Gray in the Costley murder trial, brings to mind one of the most famous murder trials held in Massachusetts. Nearly 30 years ago the murder of Julia Hawkes. for which Costley was hanged, was the sole topic of discussion throughout the state and it was fought out In Norfolk and Plymuth countkrs by the tbiest legal talent that Massachusetts possessed at that tim?. The case for the government was in charge of Atty Gen Train and Dlst Atty Asa French: Costley was represented by Judge Sanford of Taunton i and Horace R. Cheney, formerly dl3- trict attorney for Suffolk county. Drawing a Parallel. The similarity in the cases of Julia Hawkes and Mrs J. Wilfred Blondin lay in the fact that their bodies were found In rivers, probably far from the scene of the crime; at least that proved to be the rase in the Hawkes murder trial, and the contention of the government In the Blondin affair is that Mrs Blondin was murdered In Boston and that her body was carried to Chelmsford, where it was thrown into a small river. T KfCV HERBERT PARKER. It ic-cused of the murder of . Julia Hawkes. whose 'd in the Sudbury river, "iixnt eviden.-e as to the where the murder was At t-r . fr to Place of Murder. - t -a.-. however, the common-i iid prove that Costley and the started together in a buggy Hot-n. and that the young in wi. never set n alive afterward. th- ...e case depended on prov-tne im- and place of the crime, the wer.t t tlte supreme court after -l-y hl l--en convicted by the Jury. t Orjr hebj that "In the absence vfdetK t,. th -intrary- th fact - tttt- hnrty hi ben found in a cer-i pot I prima f fit- evidence that murder was committed there." k'urdsy th attorney general and i net attorney p.-nt nearly the whole r tn Inter !-wins: t he witnesses for gemmn:. in ri-r to have the 5en- in shape t present to the .nd Jury. "h gveTimeat officials believe that .- 1 tnjr on ih- decision of Judge y ft will relieve them from showing -oiutc'v where the crime was rom-ted. Th 1-t -t tnat he was a fugl-for so long cannot be use J before Jury- " sssT JSam assBBBsV - j9wbbbbv 1 I ?SB. 1 .YBSBBBBBBB . RAFOUBOH B. KI BVAUD. Q'.,u-r Has Prominent in Pro cu'ion of tbc Costley Munlrr Caso. bWT ATTY OEORUR A. 8AXDERSOX r MldPsea Csssty. Xr l:r.dln roomed with her husband r Or. . - st. lv.stn. She disappeared M H Usl Sh- was seen at 4 that r- going upstairs to her room to - r hu.nd. who had Just come R Xr f!-i.nlgan. the landlady, h' ard " a ci.-Telwx In the room. That "-3r fti... ,. i.. r . K A hniur retuni- afterward. It said his ie to Canada. The same mo from Mrs Casey. Mrs In Lawrence, ani man- writlng across Its face: 'anada it. two Important Witnesses. H left th house that same night. mrta4t he was going to Casnds. Ho was there afterward. ,E beheved that thus far the gov rant has been unable to And any that Blondin shipped a trunk H"um to Lowell. The trunks re-.a New York were bloodstained J bad two knives with blood who saw Mr Lowell or the deed CbOkBtltted. "z sne m.ri important simiwi i . tli t i before the grand Jury I rs Margaret Casey in-t h. r lm Mary Jane Casey of I-awr-n. y are a stater and u nle.. of Mrs sdtn r-spM-tlvely. Jt was they who ned Mrs Blondin's body. Mrs Blon-t one tune lived with the Caseys The bodv of Julia Hawkes was not dia covered in the 8udbury river, as was stated in the press dispatch sent from Lowell, but In the Monatiquot river at Kast Braintree nearly beneath the : . . . Aiiinov 0. For many days the officers endeavored to locate the place where Julia Hawkes had met her death, and it wa? not until a few days before Costley was hnneed that the exact snot was known for a certainty. When Costley was ar-laUned for a hearing in Plymouth the nfriiVrs asked to have him discharge.? as they had no evidence that the murder was committed In Plymouth county. Hon Asa French, then district attorney for Norfolk county, and father of Hon Asa P. French, the present d!strict attorney for the same county, reached tne decision that, as the exact spot where the murder was committed was not known the location where the body was found was known: that place was in Uraintree. a town In Norfolk county, and therefore, the charge of murrtf-was preferred against Costley. it being claimed that he killed Julia Hawkes in Uraintree. , . In his decision on the case. Chief Justice Gray of the supreme court, now Justice of the V S supreme court, said: ;he absence of evidence to the contra rv. the fact that the body was found lead in a certain place, is a prima facie fact that murder was committed there." This is ihe decision, probably, which the authorities In ihe Blomiln case are relying on to heip them prove that Mrs Blondin was murdered where the body was discovered. Helped to Convict Costley. Th. iniisa H.ia kin murder was com mitted in May. ISit. Among those who were Instrumental in securing the conviction of Costley were Hollis C. Pink-ham. Chase Philbrlck and Napoleon B. Furnald. then members of the state police force. Of these. Mr Furnald lives a TV. hnHv vm fnnnrl In hi. Ill v."-J- " '"St. - " J district, and from the moment It was Identified until Costley was hanged. Mr Furnald was foremost in the prosecution. To a Globe reporter Mr Furnald ,lk.-l most interestingly of the case, exhibiting photographs of Costley and Julia Hawkes and the bullet which wus taken from the woman's head at the autopsy. In speaking of the crime. Mr Furnald said: The murder was committed on the night of May U. 1K74. Julia Hawkes was ki!i-d by a pistol bullet fired from a S2 caliber revolver Into her head, just about at the left temple. The murder was committed Just over the town line of Hlngham. between Nashs Corner. Weymouth, and Queen Annes Corner, and not on 'Julncy av In Qulncy. near "he corner of Howard st. ss many People nave always supposed The body was found In the Monatiquot river. East Braintree. and almost direitly und-r the Qulncy-av bridge which crosses the river, on the after-n.".r. of Sunday. May U. On one fool was a peculiarly slmped slipter known as the 'Newport tic ' The other H)iaT was missing A plush carriage robe was) tied over the head with a piece of rope, and to this rope waa fastened a BADE FAREWELL TO WAKEFIELD, Rev Jeremiah E. Millerick, After 15 Years There, Comes to Boston to Become Pastor of St Joseph's Church, West End. REV JEREMIAH E. MILLERICK. WAKEFIELD, March 9 Rev Fr Jeremiah E. Millerick, who has been pastor of St Joseph's church here the past 15 years, preached his farewell sermon today. He celebrated the 8:30 mass and preached the sermon at the high mass at 10:30. There were large congregations at both services, and every seat was occupied at the high mass. Fr Millerick was deeply affected when he announced at the close of the sermon at late mass that it was probably the last time he would appear before them as their pastor. He said: "I have been your pastor for nearly 15 years, and they have been the happiest years of my ministry. You have always shown your love and affection for me. and you have been generous in your contributions toward the support of the parish. Through your generosity I have been enabled to leave the parish entirely free from debt and with io600 on hand for your new pastor for the future expenses of the church. "I have raised and expended since I have been here $60,000, and your beautiful church and parochial residence are free from debt, and there Is additional land for the future needs of the parish. I am not leaving you because I wanted to. as I would nave liked to have remained here, where my pastoral duties have been so pleasant. "I am going to a larger parish, where there will be more care, and responsibility, and I ask you all to remember me in your prayers that my work may be successful. My desire is that you be as kind and generous with your new pastor as you have been to me. "I am also very grateful to the curates, Rev Frs O'Connor and McNiff. who have so greatly aided in making my work among you so successful." While Fr Millerick was speaking his farewell words nearly all the women in the congregation were moved to tears, and the men made visible efforts to restrain their emotion. Tn the afternoon the history class, of which Fr Millerick has had charge, presented him with a beautiful gold cross. The cross was presented on behalf of the class by Miss Mary Low, and Fr Millerick responded, thanking the meni- , b'rs for their gift, and saying he would regard it as an emwem or ineir aneeiion for him. At the meeting of the Holy Name. society in the evening Fr Millerick spoke feelingly of his labors as spiritual director of the society, and of the affection the members had always shown him. Fr Millerick will begin his pastoral duties at St Joseph's church, Chambers st, Boston, next Sunday. Rev John JD. Colbert, who has been pastor of the church of the Holy Rosary, South Boston, will succeed Rev Fr Millerick and will preach his first sermbn here next Sunuai-. 21-pound tailor's goose. The body was Identified as that of Julia Hawkes, a housekeeper who had been employed by James Henry Costley. the proprietor of a country hotel at Hanover, Mass. Hopes for Freedom Blasted. The autopsy disclosed the fact that the woman had been shot and that she was dead when thrown Into the river. Investigation showed that Costley had sold out his business nearly a month before the crime was revealed and had taken the Hewkee woman to Bos-tor, with him. In Boston he found lodgings for her in a house at 63 Camden st. telling her that he would soon cm-ploy her again, as he intended to buy a hotel In the west. This promise was teld. in turn, by the Hawkes woman to the people with whom she stayed. "Costley was arrested on suspicion at Hanover on May 26 and was taken to Plymouth jail. The following day he was arraigned before Judge Lord and the case was continued till June 5. V.'hcn the case was called on the latter date, the officers asked to have It dismissed, as up to that time we had been unable to locate the spot where the murder had been committed. Acting on tfcc advice of Dist Atty French, who decided that the crime was committed in Norfolk county, the body having buen found there, the. officers secured a warrant for murder from Judge Bumpus of Qulncy and had it with them when the Plymouth case was dismissed. Costley thought he was a fre man for all time when he left the court house and he was very much surprised when, on reaching the street, we arrested him on the charge of killing Julia Hawkes at Braintree. "He was immediately taken to Quincy and a session of the court was held on the afternoon of May 27. Costley wivei. examination and was held for the grand Jury. That evening he was taken to Dedham jail which he never again left, except during the trial, until he was dead. Left Two Important Clews. With Costley In Dedham Jail, the officers at once set to work to establish the chain of evidence which afterward proved so effectual. One witness was traced to Chicago and was brought back. This was a woman, who testified to belna with Julia Hawkes on Washington st on the evening of May 13. When in front of the old Boylston market, near the place where the Continental building now stands. Costley drove up in a buggy and the Hawkes woman, bidding goodnight to her oom- f;:nion. got into the carriage with Cost-ey. That was the last seen of her alive. "Investigation showed that Cosiley had hired a buggy at a stable on Van Rensselaer rd on the evening of the 13lh. and had returned it about 1 o'clock cn the morning of the 14th. It being the last carriage in. it was the first one to be washed up. The man who did this work, in taking the cushions, robe and hitch weight out of the buggy found a woman's slipper in the bottom of the carriage and also a clawhammer. The iron part of the hammer was done up in paper. "The slipper was the mate to the one which was found on Julia Hawkes' body. Inqi'iries at the store, the address of which was printed on the paper which covered tne nammer. snowed that the hammer and a 22-caliber revolver had been purchased by Costley a short time previously. The revolver and a baggage check for one of Julia Hawkes' trunks were found behind a partition In the barn hak of the hotel in Hanover which had been conducted by Costley. The tailor's goose, which had been found tied to the body, proved to be the one that had been owned by a man who had the hotel previous to the time Costley took charge of it. There were a number of these lons. and they had been around the place so long tharMhelr outlines were very clear-traced In the dust in which they had been standing. The one found on the body fitted to the mark made by that which was missing from the set. Completing the Chain. "The day after the murder was committed. Costley went to 63 Camden st. where Miss Hawkes had been staying, and told the woman he had come after Julta's things, as she had gone out west As he had called to see Miss Hawkes several times he was known and was told to go up to the room occupied by the Hawkes woman and get her belongings. While there he got the checks for two trunks which were at the Old Colony depot. These trunkB were I ik-n to a place on Portland st. and were afterwards shipped to New York One of them, on reaching Nor-wleh. Conn, was checked back to Boston and stood in the New England depot for several days, with Costley s name plainly marked on it. while the police w.-re hunting high and low for It The other trunk was never located. "While searching the room at 63 Camden st Costley overlooked a nightdress belonging to the Hawkes woman, and when the woman of the house called his a'ttention to It he remarked: "O, that doesn't matter; she'll never need that again.' This fact came out in evidence before the court. Costley was indicted at the September sitting of the grand jury, and his trial began on Dec 28 before Justices Wells and Devens. The trial was finished on the night of Saturday, Jan 2, 1875, and Costley was found guilty. He was hanged June 25. "On the jury were a number of shoemakers, and the slippers .of the Hawkes woman were examined most closely by tlvm. It was proved that the slippers were made for a pattern, and that as this pattern was not satisfactory, not another pair of them was manufactured. The man who made the last, the man who sewed the slippers and the man who sold them to Costley were all found and were produced at the trial. Boasted of Outwitting the Police. "A few days before Costley was hanged he told me he had been very much Interested in the way" the officers had worked opt the case, but that they had overlooked two points. " 'What are they,' I asked, 'the place where the shooting was done and the missing trunk?' " "Yes." said he. " 'Well.' I replied, 'we don't know where the trunk went to, but we feel certain the shooting was done in the wooded hollow of the road just beyond the Weymouth line in Hingham,' 1 replied. " 'You needn't look any further,' said Costley, as he turned and left me. He never told a word about the other trunk. "It has always been common talk here in Quincy," said Mr Furnald, "that the snooting of Julia Hawkes was done on Quincy av beneath the heavy pine trees near the entrance to the Eldrldge estate. That is not so. Costley drove out from Boston over Granite bridge to West Quincy and on to Braintree. It was his first intention to dispose of the body in Braintree pond, but for some reason he left the pond and went down to North Braintree, thence to East Braintree, coming out cm Quincy av near the bridge where the body was afterward found. He drove over the bridge and on to Hingham, tbinkine to throw the body into Cod pond, but as the water was shallow there he turned about and came back toward Braintree. He shot the woman on the side of the road bevond Nashs Corner, and then, placing the body in the carriage, drove toward" Quincy until he reached the Monatiquot river, into which he threw the extinct form of Julia Hawkes." NO VACCINATION FOR HIM. Dr Pfeiffer as Strongly Opposed to It as Ever Expects to be in Boston in Two Weeks. Dr Emmanuel Pfeiffer, the antlvac-cinatlonist, who contracted smallpox by a visit to the hospital at Gallups island on Jan 23, and who has been quaran- ! tined at his Bedford residence since 1 . . . , mith,i 4 tiaa Feb by order oi ine iou a umui is now convalescent and expects to be at his Boston office again in the course j of a fortnight. Dr Emmanuel Pfeiffer Jr, speaking 1 for his father, said to a reporter: "Dr Pfeiffer Is as strongly opposed as ; ever to vaccination. Nothing has hap pened to cnaiiKe '" ,re"n ",v subject and I am as earnest as my fatner in opposition to vaccination, and his views are unchanged. "I was vaccinated as a matter of form and In compliance with the desires ol the local authorities. My vaccination did not take, and I don't think it was of any benefit. L have been with rny father, personally attending him almost constantly since he became ill, and I can say positively that I have felt no ill effects from my close contact with him during his confinement. "My father has been up and about in his house clothes several days, and has personally attended to his neglected correspondence. He is sufficiently recovered, as I understand, to co out of doors. This he has not done and probably wdll not for se-veral days. He is not much marked or pitted." The Interview was by telephone, and all the declarations of the opinions of Dr Pfeiffer are reported to be direct quotations from him through his son. In antwer to a question, the reply was transmitted that he did not care to make any statement as to how he caught the disease. The nurses whom Dr Pfeiffer nad during his illness, including the woman who accompanied him from Boston when he wac first taken ill, are still in a tt. ndance. Robert A. Woods the Speaker. Mr Robert A. Woods was the speaker before the union for Industrial Progress yesterday afternoon at the South End house. After the meeting tea was served at 3 Garland st. MME EAMES' ORDER No Communication of Any Kind to be Sent Her. I sssfeft a--, fck MH'1;';.. y'3Wnyrysssl Amasing Incident as a Result of the Singer's Injunction. Emilio De Marchi in Town Grand Opera Company Arrives Today. The oldest inhabitant can scarcely re- member a Sunday Immediately preced- lng the beginning of a season of grand i opera which has not been made interest-i 'ng by the arrival in town of the mis-I cellaneous and picturesque chorus of mingled Fronch and Italians and the j portly German orchestral players, to I say nothing of the dresden china song-i bi.-ls of the prima donna contingent, j But yesterday it was exceedingly lone-i some around the resorts wher-3 operatic characters are to be found when In town. The reason was that the com-j pany wdll not arrive until today, i The only representative of the prima donni to be found was Mme Emma Eames, who arrived at the Touraine j Saturday evening and manifested her j desire for exclusiveness by giving dl-j rections to the clerk to under no circumstances send any sort of a com munication, from any caller, to her room while she remains at the hotel. One of the first results was amusing, for the management of the Boston Theatre, where Mme Eames is to sing, sent a message for her during the evening. The clerk refused to send It up, quite naturally; the manager of the hotel was appealed to, but declined to disregard madame's injunction, and the theatre management was prevented from communication with one of its chief stars, until, in due time, she shall appear at the theatre in the line of duty. It will evidently be a barren two weeks for autograph hunters, as far as Mme Eames is concerned. The only male singe:- In town yesterday was Mr Emilio de Marchi, in one respect at least the most interesting figure in the company this year, since he is not only a comparative stranger in Boston having sunfe- here but once, in 1896, and then in one scene but he has also the distinction of succeeding Jean de Reszke in mo.st of the latter's greatest roles. Wnen visited at his hotel by a Globe reporter yesterday afternoon Mr de Marchi said he had sung practically throughout the world, even in South America, since he was last here. On Saturday afternoon, with Mme Calve, he sang before Prince Henry at the reception given in New York by Mrs Ogden Mills, and he said that the prince afterward shook his hand and complimented him upon his singing. The tenor admits that he knows nothing about Boston and has not a single friend here, but he proposes to start out and "see the elephant" just as soon as favorable weather prevails, for In rainy weather he always remains indoors as much as possible, out of regard for his vocal organs. He grew enthusiastic In speaking of the American hotels, which, he savs, are the finest in the world, and he dissents from the verdict of many other foreign artists who have declared that the heated atmosphere of American hotels and houses Is a prolific cause of bronchial affections. "If the room Is too hot, I throw open the windows and it is soon cool," hs says, with a wave of the arms. That lie does not frequently take cold by the adoption of such radical measures is perhaps accounted for by a remedial disco-very he has made in the United States, and which Is nothing else than a Scotch high ball. It Is one of the few things the name of which he can pronounce in English so perfectly as to be never misunderstood, and he declares that if taken often enough, and at the right time, no one ever need fear the effects of oven the sudden and radical changes of temperature due to Boston east winds. He regards the Scotch high ball capable of rendering the .most sensitive vocal organs proof against either cough or hoarseness. The tenor declares that when he returns to Boston next season he will be able to converse in English, as he is already engaged in mastering it. As proof of his progress, in, taking leave of his visitor, with a farewell handshake. He exclaimed heartily, "How do you do?" He was rather disconcerted when Informed that "How do you do?" is a greeting and not a means of bidding farewell, but succeeded in quite recovering his bearings when "Goodby" was suggested as the phrase for the occasion, and he Immediately proceeded to impress it on his memory for appropriate use in the future. The successor of the quondam idol, de Reszke, is a manly fellow, of medium hight. who would pass anywhere for either Italian or French. lake his father before him he has been in the Italian army, and yesterday showed a photograph of himself in tho uniform of a lieutenant, taken some years ago, while on service in Africa. He is a quiet, studious, well-dressed! gentleman, of cultivated tastes, and although a bachelor has a handsome establishment in Milan, well stocked with rare curios from all parts of the world, additions to which he is gathering during his present tour in America. He is regarded in Europe as the leading exponent of the heroes of Verdi's operas, and in May next he will sing in seven of that composer's works in Berlin. He will sing tonight in "Alda" rnd tomorrow night in "Tosca," two of his chief roles. Practically all the leading artists of the company will be domiciled at the Touraine within the next three days. CALLED TO .DORCHESTER. Rev Tillman B. Johnson, Lynn's "Marrying Parson," Will Announce His Decision Next Sunday. T,TW March 9 Rev Tillman B. John son, for the past 11 years pastor of the PVrt Rantist church, has received a call from the Dorchester Baptist church, and next Sunday will announce to his congregation whether or not he will leave his charge in this city and take up the duties of the Boston church. ! 1 REV TILLMAN B. JOHNSON, Called to DorcbesterTTeniDle Baptist Church. He is one of the most popular clergymen in the city, and the announcement that he had received a call was received by his congregation today with genuine feelings of regret. He has been called the "marrying parson." and during his pastorate in this city has performed the marriage ceremony over 925 times. Couples come to this city from nearby towns to he married by Mr Johnson, and he Joins in wedlock twice as many couples as any other local clergyman. Since last April he has married 148 couples. He has officiated at over 1000 funerals during that period. No lines of creed or belief stand in the way when he has been called upon to attend a funeral. Mr Johnson is favorably impressed with the call from the Dorchester church, and it is probable that he will accept and remove from this city. He is a native of t'linton, Ky, and before coming to this city was pastor of the Baptist church at Laconia, N Ji. ALWAYS A LEADER. St Stephen's, at the North End, One of the Oldest Parishes of the Archdiocese. ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH, NORTH END, AND REV DENIS J. O'FARRELL, THE PASTOR. St Stephen's is cne of the oldest of the city parishes of the archdiocese of Boston, and has always held a leading position In everything connected with the Catholic church in the city. It is a child of the old St Mary's parish, and was set apart while St Mary's was still in charge of secular priests. Bishop Fenwlck, who did so much to provide places of worship for the growing Catholic population of Boston, saw that the people of St Mary's district were increasing in numners beyond the capacity of that church, and that those who had settled on the east side of the North End needed a pastor near to them. in November, 1842, he commissioned Rev John B. McMahon, to go among the people, and solicit subscriptions to purchase a new church. Fr McMahon met with success, and he and the bishop looked, the district over to find a suitable building. They settled upon a large brick building on Moon st that had been ussd as a storehouse. The building was 60 by 42 feet, roomy, and could readily be transformed into a neat church. It was boughti on Jan 7, 1S43, the price being $8000. It was fitted out with galleries and an organ loft, an altar was erected, and when the alterations were completed it was dedicated under tho patronage of St John the Baptist. A peculiarity of the churcn was that the seats were free to all. and the prle3t derived his support from collections m.-de in the neighborhood. The wisdom of the choice of location soon became evident as the peopie from all sections of the city began to locate within the limits of the new parish. Fr McMahon was thef first pastor, and In 1846 he waa succeeded by Rev George Foxcroft Haskins, a convert, who had formerly been pastor of a Protestant church In the neighborhood. St John's was then made a regular parish, and given the territory bounded on the east by the harbor line and on the north by Commercial st as far as Snowhill st. through Salem st, and as far as the residences went on the west. During the pastorate of Fr Haskins the church became too small for the congregation, and the present church was purchased. Fr Williams, now Archbishop Williams, was administrator of the diocese at the time, and with his constnt the new North church, which was for sale, was purchased. It had been erected in 1804 for the Second church society, now on Copley sq. The building Is of brick and the style of aicbitecture simple. With the church the Catholic congregetion bec'ame the owners of a bell made by Paul Revere. The price paid for the church was $35,-000. and the transfer was completed on Sept 26, 1862. To be of use for Catholic worship there were some alterations necessary. These were completed, and the churoh dedlcatd by Fr Williams as administrator of the dlOC4 M on Nov 27 of the same year. The dedlcatipn sermon was preached by Rev Dr t'limmlngs of New York. Fr Haskins lived for 10 years nfter the purchase, of St Stephen's, and was succeeded by Rev Michael Moran, who wi.s called from the pariah of Abliis;t"i). For 22 years he had charge of the parish until hi,s death, which occurred on July 12, 1894. During the pastorate of Fr Moran the rhun-h was moved back from its old lines to allow for th widening of Hanover st. He also enlarged Unchurch to accommodate the numbers that continued to make the district the ir homrs. The present rector of the church, Rov Dennis J. O'Farrell, succeeded Fr Moran. He was not a stranger to the people. For two years preceding the death of Fr Haskins, Fr O'Farrell had been his assistant, and after the coming of Fr Moran he remained several months at St Stephen's until appointed 10 (lie Star of the Sea church in East Boston as pastor. From there ho Was, transferred to Stoneham, where he hud as a mission Melrose. He was appointed to St Stephen's on July 14, 1894. St Stephens' parish has one of the largest parochial schools In tho city, begun by Fr Moran, and continued with success by Fr O'Farrell. The building occupies part of the square formed by Moon, Suncourt, Lewis and Commercial 8(9, covering an area of 16,087 feet. The building is of brick, with largo, airy school rooms and a larxe hall on the upper floor. The average attendance of boys and girls Is aboni ISO. Like his predecessors, Fr O'Farrell encourages societies and sodalities. In this he is assisted zealously by his two assistant priests, Rev Bernard F. Kil-lilea and Rev Leo J. Knapp. Besides the sodalities for the school children there are married and young ladles' sodalities that meet every Sunday c veiling at 6:30, under the direction of Kev Fr O'Farrell; married and young men's sodalities that meet on Monday evening at 7:30. under the direction of Fr K.11-lilea; boys' sodality that meets on Tin -day evenings at 7:30, under the direction of Fr Knappe: the league of the Sacred Heart, that holds Its meetings on the first Friday of each month, directed by Fr Knappe. and a prosperous temperance society that meets on the f'rst and third Sundays of each mouth with Fr KJllilea as its spiritual director. There is also a well attended Sunday school for the children who do not attend the parochial school, over which Fr Knappe has charge. The children or the parochial school come under the personal care of the pastor. The interior of St Stephen's Is unpretentious, but neat. The walls and celling are frescoed in subdued colors and the main altar of wood is one of the prettiest pieces of altar architecture in the city. WEYMOUTH TOWN MEETING. Lively Time Expected Today When Ries Case Will be Discussed and Appropriations Made for the Year. WEYMOUTH, March 9 The annual town meeting to make the appropriations for the year will be held at East Weymouth tomorrow, and it. is expected that it will be one of the liveliest meetings ever held here. At a special town meeting held about six months ago the town appointed a special committee to Investigate the water department and the doings of Ex-Supt of Water Department Ries. The committee engaged two expert accountants, and they reported at a special meeting that a shortage of over $6000 existed in the water department. This report was accepted, and 3200 copies were printed and distributed about town. The town auditors were at work upon the books of the water department al the time the experts came to work, and yesterday the auditors made their report. They deal rather sarcastically with the report made by the experts, and report a further shortage of in tho labor and material account made by Ex-Suot Ries. An article relative to the authorization of the water commissioners to appoint a collector of water rents, and another relative to the town's appointing a clerk and accountant for the various departments of the towa government arc c ausing considerable omtaeni about town. The firemen ask for an increase of pay from J12 a year to 30 cents per hour for active service-. The three night patrolmen are now paid $1.67 per night, and they will at this meeting ask that their pav be raised to $2 per night. The police inspectors will also como in for considerable discussion, as many of the townspeople are opposed to employing thesfc officers. Last year the police appropriation was cut $1000 and the two liquor officer.; were done away with, but the selectmen created the new offices of police Inspectors and placed the two liquor officers on the force as inspectors. Tho net shortage of Ev-Supt Ries of the water department, as reported by the auditors, is $7:09,02. The experts give the shortage as $6164 64, and this shortage does not include any of water rents due, although the exports state that $5906 09 is apparently due the town for water rates. The . auditors report that the shortage In the water rents Is $3631.25. BURIAL OF BILLY RICE. Probably Blew Up the Randall. NEW YORK, March 9 The US cruiser Cincinnati, which is out on a derelict destroying cruise, anchored off the Fire-island lightship tonight. It la probable that she h-'is: been at vvcrlt blowing up the sunken four-masted schooner John F. Randall, which wont I down last month nine mllea southeast J of the lightship and from whose c rew nothing has been heard since leaving Baltimore on her voyage to Portland, Me. Stubborn Colds and "Grip" Thousands of Cures Years of Successful Tests NOW PROVE ORANGENE Body Narrowly Escaped a Pauper's Grave at Hot Springs. HOT SPRINGS, Ark, March 9 The body of Eilly Rle. tho minstrel, who died 10 days ago, narrowly missed burial In the potte-rB field. The man who once commanded $1000 a week will have a $50-funeral tomorrow at the expense of the actors' fund. Mrs Rice, who is in New York, has sent a number of conflicting telegrams. The body has been neld over a week Tor burial. The authorities were about to burv It In a pauper's grave when the management of the actors' fund came to the rescue. The Grip Follows the Snow. It can be prevented and the worst cases cured in two days by taking Laxat!-Bromo-Quinine Tablets. E. W. Grove's signature on box. Powders 'head off" Colds and (Irip Cure advanced and StubbornCases under Sin pie Directions ThP prominent Itowton luuyoi'. Mr. Will. II, II. Dome, writes: "After triui of 'Orsact I Ihe.' while travpllni.' In ('Hltfornla, 1 ran mate tlmt It Ik IkiIIi ii ntf ' nnel h k"'"! remedy." Mr. II. H. HrHilKttreel, wm'p V. S. St.-1 Co., I.oHton. write-: " -c irHiitte'Lii ' 1 a Hiiro nrevientlTe of vurJotiH climirdora common to New Knglaisl." Ir. .1. K. SpuldlnK. Portland. Ind , writes: "I am il.-lUtlit 1 with the rixiiilta ss tabled from "c Ir.iniceliic' for nervoi!nem. tnaoni i-li and l.'t raoa of grip with aeviro compllea-tlntiK. " Mr. A. i. Kraoer. TkoSSMMS, It. ' . writes: " 'Orangelne' haa cured two very Revere ens. s of 'ja ln.' Mild e nsc s and )iudacba are u malter of a few m'.nutea." From k n in i Japan. Mrs. Kr-tl l.cnnler NTttss: " 'i iriuigclne' Works Ilk1' a ehnrm to CboCB my eolda." ROT. PereeU nl Mel lit I rv, e M, ,iko, aaya: " 'Oranueiiie' helped my cold like manic" Sold by Orugg sts in 10, 25 and 50c. Packages. If W If "Dermophile" IVlOnCy Underwear Shrinks. Back! All I ..-aclinic Htorea. FIAVPM' Abdominal Supporter. ilhilllo CatalegM free. I mm MprliiK leflrilrii si.. IMilln.. I'n. Absolutely pure wool. OP T0J1KEY. Second Note of U S Sent to the Porte. Capture, Payment and Deliverence Were on Its Territory. Held That Brigands Must be Within the Frontier. Their Capture Is Demanded for That Reason. Troops Only Interfered With in the Interior. CONSTANTINOPLE. March 9 Tba Amerlran legation hero todny presented to the porte the Me-rond neetp referring to the capture of Mian Ellen M. Stone. In this note It la pointed out that as Miss Stone was captured, the ransom paid and Ihe prisoners delivered In Turkey, the feri rands must be within tha TurklsB frontier and should therefore bo captured. The note denies that the authorities were ever roejuireil to lessen their vltl- lancc on the frontier, and asserts that only the movements of the troop In tho interior were Interfered with. The first note presented to the porte by tho XT S legation at Constantinople la th. matter of Miss Stone's enpturs by brlCSBds demanded the punishment of th" utility parties. The porte, In reply. lnK. repudiated responsibility nnd denied all liability. ONLY A BRUISE ON THE HEAD. Mrs Minnie Maddern Flske, Who waa Injured in St Louie, Able to Leave for Indianapolis. ST LOITIS. March 9-Mrs Minnie Matldern Klske, who was Injured Bt the Grand OPATfl house lust night, lert ter Indianapolis this afternoon with hr company. Inquiry nt the hotel where Mrs 1-lsk.e stopped while here revealed the fact that her Injury was sllnht, eonslsMng only of a bruise on the head. COMMANDER MICKLEY DEAD. During the Last War He 8erved on the Monitor Terror. THlLAl iKl.i'HIA. March Cow-mandef Joseph Mlekley, I'HN. retired, died today at his horn, in Lehigh county. He was III for two years and was about ft) years of age. He entered tin. navy In 1WM as a third sSSl tint engineer. During the Spanish-American war he served on tho monitor Terror. He was retired In January, 1WK), with the rank ss commander. To Coach Harvard Debaters. F. O. White. Harvard '00, now a student In the Harvard law school, has been appointed to coach the Harvard tram to represent the college in th annual debate' with Princeton. Whltn was a member of w.rsity debating teams, while in college, and was considered a clever and keen debater. Tho CURSE of tho Centuries. OestSgfoSS Poison In tha blood waa for axes suiipimed to tic IpcSSMM. This IBilSIII Idea la not yel altovettier extinct. It atlll exlata In tin- minds uf ninny old fogy ihj Hlelana, who continue to Hal I Mile their patients with potash, incniiry and other iliniireioiia mineral mixtures Which, Instead of forcing the disease set of the system, drives H deeper In, where it lies dormant for n time, and tl "n I reaks out atnilii In mure frljchtfiil form thati ever Cure Blood Disease. I challenge the? medical world for n case In any Mage, heredltury or contracted, that I rnnnut positively cure, never to return, In from 60 to tin days. My treatment for thla diaeaBc. N Iii'I'tkccI liy the beat physicians Of America ami Keiroe. It la purely vegetable In COd position and perfectly harmless In effect. More than .'inoo nun. many of whom hail tried hot sprintr and numerous apeclttc remedies In vnln. have been completely and forever cured by me during the Inst .vein. Physicians l.ntlleil ley RtiiliJioiu cases an nllally Invited to enn- stilt me by special apiHilnimeiil. I also cure to atay cured VA Kl 't) T.I.R, BTBIOTUBB, NKRVO-VITAI. nKTtlMTY snd nil reflex complications and associate diaeasns and weaknesses of men. To these maladies alone I have earnestly devoted So of the lest years of my life I make BO Charge for private counsel, and slve to each pntlent s legal eon-tract la writing, bucked by abundant capital, to hold for my promise, la It not worth your while to Invest Igate a cure that has made life anew to multlendea of men? If you cannot call at my nflW, write vour symptoms fully. 1 hae the moat perfect system of home treatment known to medical science. Hours, !' a. ni to Hp. I p. SI. Sunduya, ID a. m. to l p. in. address J. W. HEIGH AM, M.D., 87 Tramont SI., Horn ton. Mm.. Ml mhin PILES I guarantee to cur. ordinary cases of Itching, Mlii. 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