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WATERBURY, CONN, TUESDAY, JANUARY13, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. GOAL ADVANCED $3 A TON AT ONE CLIP NINTH COICIICUI IS. LEGISLATORS 6ETT0 BUSINESS THE THIRD DAY OF THE TROLLEY TIE UP. lVGL. XVI, NO; 32 Chicago Dealers Glve Scarcity of The Article as The Reason. COAL AGENT TESTIFIES TO-DAY His Company Hag ,. No Control Over the New YoTk 'PricesTidewater Price is $5, He Bays, and an Addi tional Twenty-five Cents is Charged ' ; to Get It from New Jersey to New York 'Bill to Remove Coal Duty Said to Be the Outcome of an Under standing Between Washington and Ottawa Authorities. r fiftl irn .Tan : 13. The wholesale price of anthracite coal- has been ad vanced $3 at one jump. The increase makes the present wholesale : price $11.50 a ton. Dealers could give no 'particular reason for the raise in price further than the "condition of the mar ket." . .They declare the supply of hard coal is still small and that there Is lit tie prospect of more for some time. , . 'Philadelphia, Jan 13.-The first wit ness before the. coal strike commission to-day was Thomas F. Torrey of New York, general coal sales agent of the Delaware and Hudson Co, who testl fled as far as he knew about the prices of coal at 'New. York. ' He was first ex- amined by Commissioner Watkins:" He said that his company has uo contro , of coal .'prices in New York. All the " company's. coal for tidewater is turned over to the Hillside Coal and Iron Co owned" by the Erie railroad, at Cardon , dale, and coal for the west is turned over to the Erie at Honeadale.' . . The , Delaware , and Hudson Co is working with the Erie Co under the 65 and 35 per cent basis, Just as the inde pendent operators were doing prior to the abrogation of their, contract. The , contract between the Erie and the Delaware and Hudson is still in force. The Delaware and Hudson gets 65 per cent of the average price of coal at New Yon- on the New Jersey side anu -the Erie gets the other 35 for the trani portation and expense of selling the ruei. , -me , circular tidewater, price is $5, and it costs about . 20 or 25 cents a ton toTtransport it from the New Jer sey side to New York.. " Mr ". Torrey said that the Delaware and Hudson had nothing to do with the retail prtce of coal in New York, and an ms jntormatlop. about such prices were mere hearsay, in answer to Commissioner Clark witness said the ( Delaware. ftnd JEIudson sels direct to dealers and distributing houses In New xork state and. New England. He fur ther Isald that the Delaware and Hud son derives no benefit from the'abnor mal retail prices of coal. ' f Toronto, Ont, Jan 13 -4-The Globe to- ; day says : NJt ia not' improbable ; that the bill now bein nut through the United Statescongress for the removal or the coal duty on imports from coim -tries. granting the same privileges to coal exported from the United Stn tM Is the result of a .tacit understanding between the authorities at Ottawa and Washington, that concurrent legisla tion ; should' be passed, thus avoiding iuw uaager oi steering a treaty through xufs Brxiaie ax 'wasnington. ' 1 -The prospect of a- reciprocal tlon of the dirties meets with approval among Toronto' manufactur- wra.x one trade in. soft coal is practi cally of the same volume into nnri out of Canada. Ontario And in o.imoiUii degree Quebec, are the provinces that 4'jr uV uuai amies,. won the maritime provinces and the west, are exporters. ..v-pBixo is insane.;';' ' Brought-Ott By a Fall From a Car in - -- -- Buenos Ayres. New -York, Jan 13. Jose Collar Feito, who on Saturday fired a shot from a pistol at a carriage in the roy al procession in Madrid, lived here dur ing many years, sayfe a Herald dis patch from Buenos Ayres. He mar Tied a French woman who is still liv ing here,, with two children. ;in 1809 .he-'wasemployed as a guard by a company ana suffered a fall from a. car, which seems to hv rna. iturbed ' his mental fa March 7, 1000 he Was commlH-ofl r :the Mercedes lunatic asylum In this city, rrom-wnich he fled on February 17,' .,1001, rejoining his family. He was much .improved, but had frequent violent attacks, in one of which he at tempted to kill his wife. During these, attacks 'Feito would discuss ve hemently various topics, especially so cial questions. Nevertheless, he was 'never a socialist . : At the beginning; of 1902 he ex pressed a wish to return to Spain. His wife, who is a hard working woman. ; gave him some money, and he started on his Journey in March, 1902. Since men ene has received two letters from him. i - APPOINTED TO COLUMBIA. New York, Jan 13. Professor Joseph John Thompson, D.S.C., F. R. S.,-1899, la well known English scientist, has :been appointed head of the depart jment of physics by the trustees of Co Jumbia university to succeed the late ,Ogden Nicholas Rood. ( For the last ; eighteen years Professor Thomson has ! been Cavendish professor of the exper imental physics at Cambridge tiniver 'elty, England. . ' . NEW YORK IS COLD. New Yrk, Jan 13. Following the ; heavy rainstorm of Sunday the cold jwave has reached New York. In 24 hours the temperature dropped 28 de grees. The temperature at midnight 'was 10 degrees. x This is the lowest . reading except . for December 9 since February, 1901. The lowest temper afolre last January was 12 degrees, on Jannftry 1. ' Many instances of suffer ing have come to official notice.-' - .-.-v-tJ.. . . . ... GAS IN THE THEATER. Several Persons Overcome and Two Deaths May Result. Chicago, Jan 13. A special to the Tribune from St Mary's, W. Va, says: Nearly the entire gallery audience at the Auditorium theater, as well as the members of the company on the stage, were overcome by the fumes of nat ural "gas here last night during a per formance. Two of the actresses are at the hotel with only slight chances of recovery. , " Many of , the spectators in. the bal cony and gallery were overcome as they sat in , their seats and had to be carried outside, where, however, they soon recovered. The theater is heat ed and lighted by natural gas, and an overflow of tinconsumed gas aused the trouble. SPEAKS WELL OF WATERBURY Factory; Inspector McLean in His Annual Report. The Brass and Hardware Business, He Says,. Has Made Business Good in This City No Serious Accidents ' Reported During the Year by the Giving Away of Safety Appliances 'on Elevators.'" .' - : -; . ' .... " Hartford, Jan 13. George L. -ie-Lean, state inspector of f actoriesj "tij day submitted to the governor his an nual report of conditions revealed by inspections of factories and bakeshops during the year, ending September 30, 1902. His report says 1,801 factorfe and 343 bakeshops were visited by the inspector and special , agents. In the factories visited there were 187,854 employes, or whom &o,2S0 ; were 're males. Most of i the factories were found to be running on full time and with an increased number of em ployes. "In Waterbury, New Britain; Torrington and ; Bridgeport, localities where the brass and hardware Indus tries form the chief production; a large increase in the size of the factories and In the; number of employes has been 'found.,; 'Bridgeport, shows greater' growth in industrial establish ments than any other city. This may be explained by the fact of her excel-) lent railroad and water connections with-; New York and other advantages Many ; idle water powers have been purchased and new; industries started In some of the smaller places.'', The report mentions'especially the establishment of a -steel sbhv buildine plant at Gsoton and the-construction of two great steamships' there,' and also tells, in detail of .the work going on in other Connecticut shipyards, as showing that this state is doing its share toward the development of ths merchant marine of the country. . "During the past year no accidents have occurred by reason of the giving way of ; cables or-afety appliances on ireignt elevators- in ractorias," says the report. .In the examination of factories special attention is given 'to the cables and to all the safety appli ances." . ' .'" "1.-r During. the past year two factory buildings have been found whose, con dition was dangerous. , In both cases the trouble was remedied by strength ening the structures properly. "In most bakeries a great improve ment in conditions has been made since the bakeshop law went Into effect Many' cellar .bakeries, which from their location and surroundings were hard to keep .clean and properly venti- ated, have been closed and .their own ers have removed to first-floor shops. The fault in unsanitary bakeshops does not always lie with the owner, as the Inspector is sometimes told by him to get after the baker. The con dition of a bakeshop is sometimes apologized for ; by employes and the statement made that they work from 4 to 16 hours per day,, and : do not have time to sweep and clean the shop as they should. The writer does not believe that men should toe re quired to work such long hours." Considerable space In the report is devpted to the subject c ventilation in brass foundries, buffing and polish- ng rooms f hardware concerns, and plank and coloring rooms of -hat fac tories. ... TALKING, ABOUT COAL. New York, Jan 13. Mayor Dow and the representatives of the coal carry ing roads held a conference to-day to discuss the coal situation in the five boroughs of Greater New York. The mayor said that he hoped the coal roads would send more $5 coal into NeW York. President Baer read a statement describing the situation of the coal roads. WOOD FOR PHILIPPIfTES. Washington, Jan 13. Brigadier Gen eral Leonard Wood has applied for service in the Philippines and his re quest has been granted. He will go to Manila in April and as he will be come a major general in August it is quite likely that he will soon after be assigned to the command of a division in the Philippines. ALASKA'S CONGRESSMAN. Washington, Jan 13. When the house met to-day, on motion of Mr Cushman of Washington the bill pro viding for a delegate to congress from Alaska was made a continuing order beginning January 21. IThe house then went into committee of the whole and took up the army appropriation bill. . , MOODY'S EYE BLACKENED, Annapolis, Jan 13.-HSecretary Moody is resting quietly at the residence of Superintendent Brownson. His face Is bady cut and one eye. is blackened but he is in good condition otherwise. Meeting in Waterbury To-Day to Arrange For Monument. Dedication Will Be Held in New Ha ven August, 5 Father Slocum Will Deliver the Oration Local Commit tee Appointed to Receive Subscrlp- tions to the Fund, The committee having in charge the erection of a monument to the mem ory of deceased members of the Ninth Connecticut Volunteers met to-day at the residence of the Rev W. J. Slocum, rector of the Immaculate Conception parish, Waterbury, and issued the fol- lowing call: "The surviving members of the Ninth Connecticut Volunteers, anxious before they pass away to leave a me- moriai of their organization, Tiave de- ciaea to erect a suitaDie monument on tneir oia camp ground at JNew Jiaven. "The Ninth was recruited as a dls- tinctlv Irish reeiment and responded eany to the can or uovernor uuck- fnsrham.:;. it '.wan. mustered, into the . m i ' serviceat CainpEnglish. New Haven, zsovemDer.i.iStfi, servea oraveiy ana faithfully during the entire period of the war and was mustered out at Hil- ton Heads. C., August 4, 1865. In the service of their country the, regiment left an enviable record of loyalty and devotion. They were cc uuc lu me tue wj. uie umuu, uuw honor of their state and the traditions of , their race. With BuiTer in t9 Departmentof the Gulf; with Grant on .the James-river and with Sheridan in the Shenandoah valley they con- trlbuted their part to , the glorious achievements of the boys in blue. More than two hundred of their number lie to-day In : nameless graves by the banks of the Mississippi. Other reg iments from our state have magnifl cent monuments at home or on the bat tlefields of the south, erected to per petuate their deeds and to honor their' names. . Shall we allow the brave boys of the Irish Ninth to sleep far from home and kindred, unhonored and unknown The victories which they won are our-common glory; the cause for which they died is our most pre- cious inneritance. iiet love ana gratitude prompt us to lend a helping hand to the veterans of the Ninth who are fast marching to join their com- rade dead. "The State-of Connecticut has done its part May the love ; which we bear for our heroic dead do the rest. MONUMENT COMMITTEE V 9th Conn Vols. The Waterbury members of the committee are the Hon Edward G. Kilduff," mayor; Captain I. E: Fitz- Patrick; Lieutenant P. W. . Hatpin, Who win be Pleased, to, receive sud- scnptions to tne tuna. The monument Will be dedicated on August 5, 1903, the anniversary of the battle of Baton Rouge, La, where the Ninth took a leaamsr part. Kev w. '.J J. Slocum, will be the orator. or the day. ;,. .; it wna vntoii to ertenn invitatmna " " i r imra-nnr on1 Gtt nftlolala tn mayor and officials of New Haven, the Right Kevi5ishop x ernes a?. partment commander and G. X R. of ciersrv or tne artxora aiocese. ue ae-1 Connecticut, the Sons of Veterans, the r-. . .-. j r T. A. B.; A. O. H. and K. of C. socie ties of the state. Those present were Colonel Richard Fitzgibbons of Bridgeport; Colonel John G. Healy of New Haven; Captain v v .1 - .. i , Lawrence O'Brien of New Haven, Cor- poral M. P. Coen of Naugatuck, and Father Slocum, chaplain. FIRE IN NEW HAVEN", Ttt FAiir' story Block ' Occupied by 1 ',,' - w,7" y m J TK-11I. I New Haven. Jan 13. Twenty-two families occupying a four-story brick apartment nouse on pruce street were driven from their beds early this morn- ing toy a fire which started ln the base- ment and spread to the first floor. The blaze had obtained considerable head- wiijr nucu me "ie ueiiaii-ieui auncu, -ua.uiB.wuw bui ju a .ecouu aiaim uu eu.ec ne wen, a nine iurtner and Everything was closed tight at the Ver and the man ana Air ceweu e summoning additional aparatus, while seized one of the double rippers, which kfl-n wa forenoon. Not a car was ir0 to the inner office. v V the. firemen devoted their attention to removing the panic stricken inmates, Scaling ladders were brought into ser vice ana eignteen or twenty people wno l iouna tneir exit oy tne stairway cut oic by thick? stifling smoke wre rescued from windows. No one was injured. The Are was Confined to the basement and first floor of the building. The Ir. 1- 1 - 1 4 I v..ut, i..vii -ui cjuccu ,wv, PRETENDER IS GAINING. His Follower Said To Be Overpower ing the Imperial Troops. Madrid, Jan 13. Fighting is pro ceeding between the troops of the sul- tan of Morocco and the forces of the pretender to the throne according to a dispatch received by the Globo from uez. xne roiiowers or tne pretender are saia to De overcoming tne imper- ial troops The correspondent of the Globo adds that the Inhabitants of Fez have risen against the sultan and that anxiety reigns at Rabat, where the Europeans are in fear of an immediate attack by the pretender's forces. The sultan's representative at Tan gier has been ordered to seize cattle and to despatch reinforcements to the sultan. ANOTHER CASE SETTLED. Railroad Company Pays for the Death of mi o,mfln. ' Naucatuck. Tan 13.n .T ormon administrator on the estate of the late mmrot;;; r,r' ,:i Miss Mamie Qulnlan, who was in stantly killed in a railroad collision at Sandy Hook on October 9 lasf, stated to-day that the railroad company had made a very satisfactory settlement ior the death of Miss Qulnlan Anti-Coal Duty Resolution Pass- ed by Both Houses. Meriden Representative Presented Im portant Bill Concerning Taxes on Street Railways Advocates an Ad ditional Tax for the Benefit of the Towns Through Which the Railways' . Pass.' '. '.V 1 1 Hartford, Jan 13. The anti-coal duty resolution was pasued by both the house and senate to-day. There was no debate on the measure. It was of- fered by Mr Hubbard of Litchfield. Mr Bicknell of, Merlden off ered an act concerning the taxation of street railways, which takes up the question as to , whether street railways should be taxed for the benefit of the towns. It provides for an additional tax to be ievieu on au sireei rauways m iavor t mo wwu m.waiciiDuiai rauwujs A'ccoraing to tae terms oi me resa- mnon every railway company snouia I fili wlf h nil i4-rTr-r anfhAttiMad AAAh flirt- - Z it tober a return showing its- financial I on4 1 -.J14.l 1711, XTL . J?.? bveto. ZZZZ "."Trv. .rr ':"?. tcnmV thin thrfr iurtdiP- Yrn Irinl Sidfni iSie"in nJXt . feUnrxra. n,ne,wi i o. eacll 3 qqq or ieg i pe- cent up to $ioO0O' lW per cent ud to $20000- . 1 7-wp.r nATit im rt zir oon- 9U mo- -on nn to $40,000. k Towns, cities and borouchs UhnnM hin ttvti ,th -weiTf this tax solelv for the betterment of the highways. - i' ; ' Another important bill presented bv Mr Bicknell provides that " in caes railway conpany shall ; not; construct on ita charter before the oneninar of the next general, assembly, Its right to do so shall be forfeited. v Speaker Kenealy announced his com- mittees this afternoon. ..-:-( :.r REBATE ON COAL. Washington. Jan 13. -The wnvo nnri means committee of the ho'use deHrlerl to-day" to report a bill providing for a rebate equal to the duty now imposed on all, kinds of coal and cominer from all countries for a period of one year, -ais mn is a suDstitute ror one intro- duced by Senator Hill of Connecticut, which provided for a rebate until June next. i BARTENPER'S GRIEVANCE ' Edward Hubbard Brought His Case iierore the Committee. - k The Bartenders' union are nrHnstinir their first difficulty. ' Thist morninr Ed- ward Hubbard,, a: jbartender in Patrick Stapleton's "saloon at the corner of Cherry and North Main streets, report- ea navmg trouble with his employer, j.ue committee caned at T:he place and Will report later. : It seems the diffi- culty i8 over closing and opening the premises. John Flaherty, the other I ucuuer i accustomed to open the Mf"" xauopara to close . it. A I 1 . J , " tf 6 J i . f HV1. yesterday. " " "J imc-siuk w nuroarn ann ne xfj . , v-cvt u auiusuueui WITH tsm- the trolley company and the oien.the..I S.' h5 L?J ay around - .. r - I'f r:"r auooara tnea to effect an adjustment, nnd fan. ing m this, (the union was called in. RECKLESS COASTING. , . . youngsters uccupy ing Several Streets Not Named. Notwithstanding the fact that the board of - aldermen has granted per- mission to the youth of the city to coast on a number of streets, boys and Irla ln all parts of the city persist In VVHOUUt VU OUCia VTillU iiaVH UUL been designated by the board for suet purposes. As a result of this . infrac- tlon of the laws the police are being causea mucn annoyance.. Jbast night rPolice Officer Allen was kept very busy by a crowd of ,'boys who were sliding on Baldwin street, one of the streets where coasting is forbidden. After re- mcaicu wmuis iu lue IWJS, WfllCfl aa now occupies a place of honor in the police station. sHORSE IN ODAGMIRE. Attendants at Stable Had to Use Der. rick to Get Him Out f " ; - . . . . a crowa or men put in a rew-hours o -, I out or a quagmire, under the flooring ... 4 a - a -1 I or tne staoies Kept Dy Moma & Co on oyimg bireeu rue tuiimai. went """"8" uuvi j-uu was uuus smotnerea m a pool or nitn under the building. A gang or men went to work and with-vthe aid of a derrick fi- nally succeedeif in hauling the horse out of the bed of filth The animal was pretty well used up after the tus- sle, and Dr Bland, who assisted In the rescue, decided to take him to his in- firmary on Phoenix avenue where he was wnshed nnd o-lven utie stimn. lant Drowned In Lake Clianiplaln. PLATTSBURG, N. Y Jan. 13. Hen ry Mott of Alburgh, Vt., well known in Vermont and northern New York as a hay buyer, has been missing since last Friday, and, it is now known that he was drowned while crossing the lake from Rouse Point, N. Y., to Alburgh on that day. He was often away from home two or three davs. so nothlne was done about looking for him until yes- fQ-Tr TOior. a c-ahinff nartv fnnn.1 the ends. of the runners of his cutter sticking up through the ice on Lake .r:;' "7: '"; I i nn TTlniM 1T1 nPTWPRn IVQUSe JtHIlL M Till I . t . i . r- i- i a. j urea. uj. uLu yw w. Mott's' first wife was drowned within a few rods of the spot where he lost his life, the cutter in which she and her husband were driving breaking through the ice. . On that occasion. Mr.' Mott oftmM zomr Mr drowlns- . Manager Sewell Unable To Keep His Word When He Said Cars Would Run This Morning. , PRESIDENT A. M. YOUNG Tn TOWN BUT HE REFUSED TO INTERFERE It Is Up. To Mr SewcII Said the Former Waterbury Man In the Meantime the Company Acts Out That Famous Saying " The Public Be Dd All Local Labor Unions Flock to the "Support of the Strikers Manager Sewell Say He'll Be Hanged If He'll Take All the Discharged Men Back He Also Says Cars Will Be Running To-morrow, ' There was no change in the strike Gf the trollev car emnlovea this morn in2. ftP wprft thpr inriirationa of auv COming. The dompany did not run the cars as thev nromised yesterday nor did they make any strenuous at- omrt Bn. whavan wao tnna 1oot. I 0 " cleties. All the union men In the city BM, , . . 01,w TOsK a CUUOICU 1U 9j UUUU1 j 1U1 strjkerM representatives of all the labor orders in the city met last even- in and passed resolutions and votes which will, carry substantial benefit to the ranks of the strikers. Each delegate vouched that every member jof nis -n shall pay fifteen cents toward a fund for the benefit of the stTiKers wane tne Bine remains on. This will mean about $850 a week in bulk or about $2 a day for every striker. - The following resolutions were passed: ; ' . "Whereas, the-Amalgamated Street Railway Employes of America are out on strike, and said body is affiliated with the Central Labor union, be it "Resolved, that we appropriate $00 and appoint a strike committee to han- die the same, the treasurer to be a member of that committee; this mon- ey to be used in case of any members! or their families out on strike becom- ine In a destitute condition ' as such conditions confront us in all strikes if such conditions exist not tok ques- tlon the honesty, of any member, but nnrelv as a matter of huslneRs: the general committee handling - strike to investigate if such cases exist and noti- fv the financial committee. - 1 "Submitted by John Flanagan, presl- Ident'Cft-I.-ttntoni'',.- - ' Sundav evenfnsr there was a meet- ing at which a delegate , from every street railway men's union in the state was present and substantial ' aid was guaranteed, so that it is apparent the strikers i will not' suffer from, want of I material sympathy. ' President Barrett of ; the strikers, one of the discharged men, is quoted as saying that no new men have ar- rived in the city, so far as the strikers were aware. r Yesterday evening a DemocrBt renorter wns ahnwn ithree or four men who were said td be destined to figure prominently in this . conten- Thrr Mma ifmrn w Ynrir I wv. i , . V. J . M..V. ' VM v., presumably to take the place of some 0t the strikers. While admitting they tram chwnmM -o -i a i-nAr I Hsic Duaugcio iuc,r dc-i5:vl lu auu w , a. x- i i,i. i, j-t 4 strirs. Mr Sewell Is quo ted as sayine that the company has nothing to arbitrate, that he hoped to win but on the lines he has set down for settling the dis- pute. Yesterday he was confident of having the cars running this morning, and last night he is quoted as saying 4-Vi a t -n vnr ha 'a-imo-t-. tn Wrot ithem MIT), vu.. V ... V V. AUVV. W JM w W " -" w lning ln a few days. f V - i This morning the men were as firm as they , were . last "evening. Not a break was in their ranks. The pick- ets did not leave their posts at the va- rious depots until after the last trains arrived. I XL W tttS VULCU CL i. U1D -Ll CJ. IU liOWUl. union meeting last night that the strike committee be authorized and dl- rected to appear before' the board of nuhllf works to-nisrht and present to that body a resolution asking that ac- irm nn oil trolley petitions now before the iv envemment be deferred until the company treats its help with some gjj of falnieSS. ' ' Hff,wvi on the tracks, but everything is being made ready to resume work. In several places throughout the city the overhead wires were damaged by the j n-nA Tim-bmon nrn nentJ Irin r them. On East and North Main streets they were employed this fore- woon. The tracks are covered with a f f fc ln man la algo onr? th o hwnir ramnVM flS.rast 9S ; The company Is taking every n -v- - - - I mftflT1a to he In readiness to have the -ara runnine the moment the word is given to resume wori-. I But the men are also ready to return and are waiting the word with as much interest as the company, but until eome of their grievances at least are re- moved they say they will not return. I They explain Mr SeweU's Inability to carry out his word that he would have the cars running this morning by the simple statement that ne cannot pro cure men to ao tne wk, So far as the' public is concerned, they appear willing to walk, notwith- standing the difficulty there 4s in keep- ing one's feet. This morning the first of the "We Walk" buttons and badges made their appearance. President Barrett made the following statement: . 'We appreciate the kindness shown us by the public and we mean "to show the public that we can deal honorably, aji or tne union in tne city are with "S ana we win ao an in our power to 1 prevent any act or violence ir any is attempted, and I hope there Will be none" lt t6 1tention of every MT "i of harm Is attempted and lt ig our ln- teniion to uriug auy person Derore the j. t . authorities whom we may , find dolne Injury to the company's property. That Is all we can do and it is as much as a r -tr'a v-j--.-- mi jl I nn can ao. to -continue walking even wlien the . A. M. Young came to town last trolley cars are running again. . Oth evening and it was supposed that he ers do not relish It . so well and-vow would asstet in straightening out the that they will buy a horse and team if tangle, , but ne took no steps whatso-1 the strike isn't soon settled. ever in "doing anything 15 in that direc tion. J. He was asked this morning at the office of the company on, Bank street. What was the prospect of a set tlement and he said he knew nothing about the matter att all, that Mr Sew- aii -o tn ,a- -aric. mnaa I ' the executive committee of the board a i,t v,-- VI UUBV,W1S UttlO IYOSUCU UUCl- IiaUUU of the WrV;::,,.: . : ( Mr Sewell was seen at his office. He said there, were no new developments in the controversy. When asked why he did not start the cars this morning las he had said yesterday be would, he replied that he was not ready; that the cars would be going again' in a day , or i iwo. mac aireaay xie naa securea sui- ficlent men, some of whom were in town waitinz to go to work and oth- ers were coming. "We can get all the men we want," he said,' "and we are getting the lines ready for. them to go to work ; Cars will be running in a day or two." He was asked if any overtures had been made from either side, and he replied' there were none. S vlf the company took back those three men. Barrett, Kelly and Maloney, ; the strike would be ended, but it is up to me now and I will nev- er take back all of them. I may take back one or two. but all of them, nev- Mer. Th other nroDOsals made by the men do not amount to anything.' There Is no well founded claim in their pro- position " Here he called Mr. Cumr ming, the cashier, and taking a note book from him -Mr SeWell showed, a number of ficmres. "This shows." Isald he, "how the men are paid. This was taken from the last pay roll of the company. January 7. See? Of the motormen and conductors 31 1 per cent are paid.21 cents an hour; 52 per cent are paid 20 cents an hour, and the remainder,, 17 per cent, are paid 118 cents an hour. Now. 20 Cents an hour is the average rae of -pay throughout the country. The increase to 21 cents an hour was voluntary. We thought it better for the company and for the men. also,' that they should have something to look ahead to. some- thiuer . to enemmum faithfnlnesa on their part toward us, 'and the increase was jriven. There are 88 : men on ofi.-Q" i uw.- . "You have seen that the men have been promised substantial aid from .ininn. --tj ht. o-nr-.u nno uuici uiiiu-io, . oaiu wni ucncu o u Ij.i. L "Yes," was his reply, "and we will give them an opportunity to spend it- - "Is there . any possibility ' of a com (promise?" he was asked, for he seemed to express himself with more than ne- cessary and unusual vigor for Jiim. "I told the men how this thing could 1 be settled before it started," he re- piled. "They khew'what I said and m am 4-Viani fhaf T will Tint- An : '" T will . 1 I I 111 - VCA.fc - T..Vt. N. , . ' ' . " . not take back all of the discharged men. I couldn't do It, hang it all, I couldn't do it" Mr Sewell seemed to feel keenly the (situation he has been placed in hy tne I withdrawal of the executive commit- tee from all interference witn tne ais I Til IT The interview was over. Nothing heft to be asked; nothing left to be said, only what has already been gone over. The door opened ana a m-u who seemed to be enjoying anything w. nrosneritv entered. He had no overcoat.-he looked very cold and he stood around for a moment. Mr Sew- ell lOOked X him, tne interview vo a renort;Waa current; that an effort wouid be made to start the cars this afternoon at 3 o'clock, but Mr, Sewell denied; this. "Not until to-morrow -,-.-. iaU Tie "will we fn JIT) V- thing." ; ' , ? i 4 . v , some of the factories are adjusting tnemseivea to the new condition of allowing their help out earlier U1,nit iicrnol The men JheldmeWnFthls morn LIJ uauu.. inn- ah hnnrla reoorted. ' and 'further looklne- over the field, so to speak, nothing was done The salutation which one hears on oil sides during the past few days is rmt "Wow i vonr roni bin?" That has become a memory of the past, not be- cause everybody's coal bin is full or anywhere near full, b-ut because there is a local event which occupies a more important place in the public mind lo- cally than the coal question. "Are you walking?" is now the popular mode of greeting your friends. To many per sons it is entirely unnecessary to ask this question, for they are manifesting their feelincs in recrard to the present toruble "between the trolleymen and the trolley company by wearing rather at tractive buttons on which 1 are the words "We walk." These buttons are meeting with a ready sale and those who are selling them are reaping a small harvest. Another button deco- rates the coats of many persons is one nn which ia a picture of a trolley car. around which are the words "In union there la atrenirth." Tn Rnenklnc of walking, It would not be amiss to say m a person has walked to his respective place of employment who has . not vnwn wht walkincrfomnnnof o a . .. .... tance was in some time Some of those people enjoy it so' well that they Intend v There was a rumor afloat thls' af ternoon that a batch of non-union men would arrive ;at the Meriden depot on the 3:30 train. Instead, a number of trolley men from New, Haven came to attend a meeting oi, tne Bir.i-yr uia evening. ;?,:v fr'; ": INVESTIGATING THE FIRE. Fire Marshal Here Looking Up tho . Goldgraber Blaze, ' The assistant state fire marshal was in town ; to-day for ; the avowed pur pose of investigating the recent fire which occurred in Goldgraber's milli nery store in Sheehan's block at tha corner of Grand and SoutE . Main streets. A number of people In thi3 city wonder if the state fire marshal or his assistant ever make a reporT of their Investigations or if they just make the investigations as a pretence of showing that they are earning: their salaries. They would like to hear from them in regard to the incendiary fires which occurred on Lafayette street a few months ago.. STEAMER IN QUARANTINE. New York, Jan 13. The Pacific Ma3 steamer Acapulco has arrived from San Francisco, touching at Mazatlan, says a Herald dispatch from Panama. She is now in quarantine . on account of the fears of bubonic trouble. The Acapulco was not allowed to stop at Central American ports., , ';f SENATE CONSIDERING IT. Washington, Jan 13. The Vest reso lution desiring the finance committe to propose and report a bill removing the duty on coal was considered in the sen ate to-day. ,. $4,000 FOR OBS-VATORY. University of California, ' Jan 13. The Carnegie institution has guaran teed $4,000'to the Lick observatory to further its astronomical researches.; HEWITT VERY LOW, , ' New York, Jan 13. It was said at the house of Abram S. Hewitt early to day that Mr Hewitt was still alive, but very low. - . CITY NEWS. , . . ' Michael Donnelly of Sarsfleld street is reported quite 111.- ' . The Rev William White of Albany is spending a few days at bis home in . this cltyv ' , ' j ' j A! special meeting of the Haymakers will be field to-morrow night la Red Men's hall.' To-day was election day in the bank and excepting two or three minor changes all of the old officials were rev elected. I A special meeting of the ' Sacred Heart drum corps will be held to-night at 8 o'clock. Every member Is re quested to attend and to bring his in- :'. Little Marian' Shove, who was si seriously burned at her home on Wei- ; ton street last Friday,, died yesterday ; afternoon from the effect of her Injur-' ies. 4 , ' - - - . Special forecast for Connecticut! Fair to-night; Wednesday cloudy; prob ably light snow in northern portions; somewhat warmer Wednesday;' fresh west t south winds. " The Installation of the newly elect ed officers of Court Wolf Tone, F. of A., will take, place to-night in the G. , A. R. hall. After the installation a j social session will be held.' Within the past few days the Newi , York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, I It Is said, has settled the claims of sev eral Waterbury persons who received minor injuries in the Danbury excur sion wreck, f The committee on plns of this year's graduating class from the High school , .was appointed this forenoon. It con- j Bists of Misses Mintie, Metheney, Judd, ( Kllmartin and , Downes and Messrs Slavln, Haydeni Gardner and Dallas. The funeral of Mrs Catherine Ryan took, place this morning from her lat home on Railroad Hill street- with a mass of requiem at St Patrick's church by Father Jordan and interment in St Joseph's cemetery. The bearers were James Shannahan, Patrick Maloney, Maurice. Abeam. Michael . " Kudden, John Rudden, Thomas Cross. Mrs C. E. Turner, wife of the United States consul-general, has been deco rated with the-Canadian Humane so ciety's medal for saving the life . of Chief LGame Warden Cormier, whom she rescued from the attack of a cap tive bear. The medal was pinned on by Lady Minto, wife of the governor- general, who "warmly . complimented MTa Turner oh her pluck and presence, of mind. ; . , Mrs Nora Cosier, aged 84 years, wlf of Edward H. Cosier, died this morn-J Ing at, the family residence, 54 West Clay etreet. Besides her husband she leaves four children, also her mother. a brother, John Heath, and a sister, Mrs Thomas Cooney, ln Ireland; a sis ter, Mrs John Lyons at New naven; a sister, Mrs James Oliver of Portland, Ore, and another sister, Mrs Patrick McNamara of .Waterbury. The . fii neral will take place Thursday morn ing at 8:30 o'clock, with a mas3 ol reqniem at St Patrick's church and In terment in new St Joseph's cemetery- 1