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VOL. XVI, NO. 34
WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. MF-mBM OF M Y TIE-VP ING . I . wi . im. mint GHANGR i s . 1 f ft i Manager Sewell Made a Pretense at Starting Traf ' fic By Running Two Cars On One Line. i. VERY FEW PASSENGERS AND NO TROUBLE Crowds in the Center Watch the Running of the Cars Back and -TorthMciiPIaced inXhayc'of Cars Seem to Be Green - t the Business One of Them Tried in Vain to . ; : Run His Car With the Switch Thrown Off. To-day again Manager Sewell of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co failed to keep his word with the pub He. He did not have cars running 6 that practically there was no change In the trolley car; men's strike. . The Impression Is already well founded fthat Mr Sewell Is unable to ; t - all ",' the cars v moving ; and that the y first attempt e to ' do so will more than convince him i that the better course to take Is to make some step In settling the strike, To-day makes the fifth day of the trike and, excepting the. arrival of r half a hundred non-union men, whose purpose ostensibly is to take the place of the strikers, nothing has occurred to : change the situation. ' : The public does not take kindly 'to "the intimation that they shall ride under. the care of these strangers,' men without any practical knowledge of a trolley, ac- . cording', to Mr Sewell's own statement. People are afraid to .trust themselves with such men arid they will not pat: ronize the cars. , It is feared that the ' only - efiXct the . strangers will bring bout is , violence, not from ' the' strik ers, but from hot-headed-sympathizers. ; ' Yesterday, morning Mr Sewell - in formed the police that he would, haye cars moving without fail in the after- ' nobri: The af ternobri . came and still ' no: cars were put in motion except the ti?S that took, the non-union men from the power station on . Bank street to the ,car. barn on West Main street. In other , words, no. attempt was made to - give" relief to . the' suffering public. , "When the afternoon; came Mr Sewell , said- he would . surely, have 'cars ' in op eration in: the evening and the police fwere given to understand that . they Khpyld. give, protection, to the non-un- s ion men about 7 o'clock,- wjben; people 1 would begin to come down .town to do their shopping. But still riot. a car ap peared. and .not an attempt, was made , to' gt one.onthe streets'. Last night again Mr Sewelf repeated h .would have the cars moving this morning and -Again" lie railed. . The C4use of these ; repeated" failures MrSewell. will not give to the public and probably it is lust as well! he does not : -! The settlement of the strike is be : Jween the strikers and Mr Sewell. Last Saturday mbrninsr when the men were still working and there were hopes that a strike would be averted, Mr Sewell is on record as saying that were not the matter out of his hands- he would propose some measure of settle ment with the ; men. , According ' to his own " statements, made some days ago, .the -executive committee ; of th board of directors have i thrown the whole repsonslbillty onto bis shoul ders, so' that the statement he made Saturday; now confronts him. He is In to-day .the same position he was' in before the strike occurred. He can, :; if 1 he prefers, ; propose measures . peace. 1 But the men say that this is hi rt.tr!kA f-f;'ni-1 , (1 - , . ' self-esteem is in the balance. He has made. no overtures to the men and h does not look , to b In n mod io." The men' say tlmt Mr Sewell Is a , 'good , fellow," but is on the wrong . txack' '.iui-t io-, .; .;. . . . At O.oyclock this morninpr two cars were sent out. and put on the Water vilje,. line. Their appearance was not interfered with ;in any . way - though crowds were on the street looking at them.. Npn-union men wer' in charge ' and non-union men were the ' passen gers. They had a grand time. They were lounging In all and every, Sirec ton apparently, enjoying themselves for. the first time in an age even ft, as Mr Sewell said ther eat but once in tw-o weeks. 'They did not pick up any passengers on . the way up but on ar riving at -Waterville a -well known cit izen of that place, a man whose name appears on almost every Jury panel in , the district court; won the distinction of, being the first one to ride under the changed conditions. 'When that car arrived at the center no-particular notice was given to it. ; notwithstanding that a great crowd iwAs around, -. And the well : known citizen of, Waterville alighted without any undue notice. There were plenty of . policemen around. Officers , Noon an and Sergeant Cahey kept the spec tators in motion and, Detectives Dodds and O'Gorman were ' in the back ground. It was generally, said that i the company did not make much money on that trip nor on the return : trip either for no passengers other ; than the non-union men were aboard. Of the non-union men three or four seemed to be not over twenty years of age. They appeared to be considerably brushed up and cleaner looking than they were yesterday when they came to town. Evidently , they were on . ! board as decoy S. ' , That they were unaccustomed to managing trolley cars was too evTdent. 'After changing the trolley pole for the return, trip the motorman turned his lever t but the car did not move. He tried again and not a move resulted. Something was wrong, and they did not know what it was;, After a good deal of running around they found tbey had not changed the current. ;Tbe first car to run on the Oakvllle line passed out West Main street sihort- ' ly after 2 o'clock Several of the non unionists, were aboard learning the lay of the land and getAng acaualnted with e curves -and bridirfts- Accordlng to Mr SeweU's own state ment, .the men whom he has brougm here to take the place of the strikers - lit 01 tb kind to encourage pat ronage .on , the, trolley, system. A morewoe-begone looking lot it would be difficult to find. But during the short time they were in detention In. the power house they underwent a change, so that when they went up; Bank street on a car some of them had col- lars and .ties. The nresumntion is that these articles of civilization were - though he held the apon in a threat the gift of Mr Sewell.for he is a great enlnf position he drove away without hhIat. fn.nrgn -om a ho emptying a chamber. This was - the Who "kicked" about the men wearing sweaters on the cars. ', But according to his own statement "some of them eat only once In two weeks and are glad to get it then." . V Twentv-fiv6 morn mm nrriv1 Inst evenlner on the Naue-atuck division nndJ were marched from the depot to the car' evning at 7:30 o'clock. barn under police protection with De-I The trolley strikers ' were photo tective Dodds at the head. They graphed to-day from the steps leading were no better nor cleaner looking to tile main entrance of the First Con than the batch that arrived yesterday sregatiorial church on West Main afternoon.' This makes about eiehtvvstreet- ' ' ' v men in all. ' . But all of , them, have not remained. Already desertions have taken place and more will certainly follow. They always do, for in all such cases scores of men are hired who make a business of being picked up and in this mariner they Vpee" the country. . Union men; re among, them also, for the purpose; of causing desertions and makinsr trouble in every way possible for the coinpany. : Over a dozen have gone already. . "' .'''; '. -."-j ' Last evening while the streets were thronged with crowds waiting to see a car come, along, the new men were re hearsing their parts under, the direc .tion of. Mr Sewell and Mr Wales, at the car barn.: Up and down the short and level track,, so much -un?fke the steep grades andqulck curves that are to be seen in all parts of the trolley; system herev the men..went with their cars. . It was a poor "school . It was like learning, astronomy in a " cellar with a cat's eyes " for the stars. .. A crowd, r was outside: " bnce in a while ltywas found necessary to quickly open the gates of the barn to save them from beingV crushed to pieces by a headstrong and rebellious car. It Is , said that one man drove his car to the verge of the Rteep embankment on the golf links. Police were stationed on the street', to give protection, but no unseemly ' conduct took place. Late Into' the night this school for "trolley Tvns in session, and when it closed Mr Sewell was happy and tired, so was Mr Wales. It was an exciting dav for both. - Whi'e t" king his carfuU or T.on-umon men jo car Darn yes- f iuuj v . , ,.nco ,o.o , as a ghost. Mr Sewell .., was . on the front, platform of the second car, 1 but not at the motor, y as Mr Wales was. vx He also was Tdtfl but h kept' his temper When vehicles of all kinds came near crashing into him he, did not budge. : When' a furniture wagon almost toppled over on the car he merely withdrew. When a coal cart driver backed his cart up to the side walk and stood his horse 'right in the center, of the track and then went' to get refreshments for himself, leaving the car stalled for! fully thr minutes, Mr Sewell .held his- place looking as calm as possible, but .he was dis turbed and ch af ed by the coal man's aggravating act. One of the incidents of the day was the vigorous kick registered by ; Dr Cool ey's handsome Saddle horse against the running, of the cars by non-union men. About 10:30' o'clock this morn ing the doctor was (hurrying westward as fast as his steed could carry and had reached the railroad crossing at Mattatuck and West Main streets when a trolley car bound for the center turned the bend 4n the street near the Manhan canal. The doctor's horse has been about town for years and never before took' any particular notice of the street railroad ' cars, but on this occasion he pricked up his ears, stepped ; to one side, snorted, stood on his hand legs, then came down on all fours, and just as the car was passing by threw his heels backward, coming within an ace of hitting the motorman. . The doc tor worked like a beaver to control the animal, but it was no use. The more he pulled the more the black charger plunged and acted as if Che wanted to demolish the .car and the man on the platform. Finally Dr Cooley succeeded In getting the horse headed up the rail wad tracks and the car passed on. There was one woman on board and the way she sat would lead one to be lieve that she had stepped on without giving the matter any thought. Any way the lady was not anxious to show her face, but people saw her just the same. Shortly after the run in with the horse arid while a crowd was still splitting their 1de laughing at the af fair, a woman raised a window in one of the blocks, thrust her head out and evelng the pas!enepr scornfully.sbonted "Scab! Scab!" at the Fame time swing ing viciously (backward and forward a dust pan which she held in her. right hand. The second exhibition created a bigger laugh than the first. Whether the woman knew that she could be ar reted and fined for using the word "Scab" In , that way is something, it would be hard to tell, but it might not be amiss' to state at this time that In the eyes of the la w "it is a breach of the peace and folks should be careful about mentioning the word too loud. MOTORMflNJiflD REVOLVER. One of The New Men Scared When He Saw The Crowd " Thought He Would Be Harshly .Dealt With and Flourished a Revolver He Was Not Molested and He Brought His Car Back to Town Empty- Events of the Day.; y . There was a small sensation at Wa terville this noon while one of the cars was waiting to gee how many, If any, would, decide to have a ride. A large crowd gathered about the place and. the motorman thinking his life In dan ger, although : nobody could, see why, put his hand into, (his hip pocket, pulled out' a shooter and brandished it In the air. . Tae man was very , nervous and it .was feared he' would shoot; but al- first demonstration which , occurred since the strike that looked, like enter ing upon, the road to bloodshed. The .number on the trolley man's cap was 765. No passengers boarded the car. The strikers will hold a meeting tills The business men's association will hold a meeting to-morrow evening,1 but whether or not they will take any ac tion relative to the strike it is impos sible to say now. The Hand Burnishers union, Local 220, have decided to holn the troiiAr men In the strike and an assessment of 30 cents a week was voted andan agreement made not to ride on the cars until an agreement is reached with the trolley men's union. - The business men have already suf- rered severely Jttojm the strike. Their receipts have fallen far behind the j normal : return, even allowing for the ba.q condition of the sidewalks since "the strike began, which naturally . would affect business to Rom extonh -The strikers can be distinguished from the general public by a Vhlte badge worn on the coat. .This ig'to show, . that in case of disturbance, they were not the" cause of it. It is to be a quiet battle so far as they are con cerned. Their cause Is in .the hands of the public. : - On the 11 :12 train ' six coored men arrived carrying small, satchels with them and were it is said, cooks who had been engaged to prepare the meals for the manly hoboes who are station ed at the local car barns the .strike breakers, r They don't appear to be breaking the strike very much hoy?' ever. . . .s :' ,v. .. j Mr Sewell this 1 afternoon denied there was a meeting of the Stockhold ers held here to-day. There is not a 1 director,"- said he, "within 200 of us." Asked when he, wuold start crs on'the other lines he said he did not Ictiaw. r. Thiit he wmim no so as soon as ' possible, but could not say when it would be possible. ; " Of the first gang of men, if one may call them such, , who were brought here yesterday afternoon on the 1:28 train to break the strike of the , local trolleymen and are , now , , housed in quarters, which, , though very poor, are too good for such men,' one of the local sympathizers expressed himself as follows: "They are the worst gang of hoboes I have ever seen. I wouldn't be surprised if every house in the city was robbed by to-morrow." The electrical workers' union held a meeting last night and decided to defer definite action for the present. If, however, it develops 'that the cars are patronized to the extent of endanger ing the success of the strike, sufficient men will quit work at. the power station to make it impossible to run the cars. In every other respect the public will not be interfered witljT'The streets will be lighted as usual.and those who use electric power will not be inconveni enced a particle. .' ; " " David Sprague of Waterville, who was one of the first to ride on the trol ley cars this morning, is said to have been one of the bitterest opponents of the plan to extend the trolley ' service to Watervile a few years ago. At that time Mr Sprague is said t6 tave - ; stated that he couldn't see what ben-; efit the trolley would be to the people of Waterville that he had a team in ' which he could ride to and from the city. Mr Sprague must, have un- Aar.rnna i-.V.on. nf minrl o1n- that time j L ,. , , ' Peculiar things are liable to happen in connection wnn tne strike. terday one of them occurred in a bar room near the Naugatuck depot. "There's a scab, as sure as day," re marked a wag loud enough to be heard by a stranger sitting near. The stran ger rose and walked up to a man who baa Just entered. With an oath for a preface he said something to him and then hit him two severe blows in the face. , The man was no "scab and the wag was surprised atthe effect of his unthinking remark. But he thought to have more fun. and later when a well-known official-entered he pointed him , out to the man who was looking for trouble. "There's another," said he, and the man walked toward the official and after a word or two the latter put himself on ihs guard. The situation was laughable but still quite serious? .The Ilea st mishap would have resulted in serious blows. It became decidedly interesting after a while, too much so for the wag, and . he had a great deal more bother in cooling off the man than he had in starting him at the official. . ClIRMflH GRAY BffiK ESIN The Hearing: of Evidence : Con tinued To-Day. V Counsel for Companies Tried to Show That Most Mine Accidents Are Due to Negligence of Workmen Miners Are Not Doing As Much WorE Now As Before the Strike. Philadelphia ., Jan 15.- Chair ma n Gray of , ;, the anthracite coal strike commission, who has been absent from its hearings about a week, owing to illness, attended to-day's ses sions. Counsel for the Erie company, wnich controls the Hillside Coal and Iron company fend the Pennsylvania Coal company, introduced as evidence ex tracts from, reports of state mine ; in spectors .tendine to show ., that most mine accidents ate due to the negll gence of the workmen themselves. - Victor L: Peterson of Scranton, su perintendent of the Hillside company, and formerly president of the Forest City bank presented, a statement showing the deposits in that bank. The miners' counsel objected to its submission ' because it did not specif! cally, show how many of the directors were mine workers.' The commission sustained the objection. . Witness then promised to present a statement which would overcome the objection Mr ' Peterson corroboratM , testimony that the union miners do not load as many cars now as before the strike of 1900. Va ".- 4 -'y- '':;':.'.: ;: ;'v'"- '.;- - Witness declared the lawlessness In the vicinity of Forest City during the last strike. , , -.' ' .. Mr Peterson," on cross-examination, said f that .foremen and other bosses sometimes ' make mistakes - He cited instances of insubordination by - the miners. ; Some of these instances, he said, .were due to the influence of the union. The witness thought the un ion ought to change some if its ways On question bt the union restricting the number of cars each miner should load the witness admitted that he did not thing the total output of the mines was restricted. ; .;';' ' '. "'' ;-"''''- :"''' f.u'-:-He did not know , why-the workmen wanted to load only six cars a day ex cept that some : of the employes said six cars a day "were enough. MANSLAUGHTER.; Grand Jury. Indicts Men Who Ran Car ' , .'.That .Struck Preside'rit. - 1 , Pittsfleld, Jan 15. The grand jury in; the cases of Euclid "Madden and James T. Kelly to-day reported an in dictmerit against ' each 'man- for man slaughter. They were in charge of the electric bar last August which ran into the carriage of President Roosevelt, with the result that William Craig, the secret service guard of the president, was' killed. .; 5 vv,- " ; j: - .; NAMED FOR MAYOR. , : Philadelphia.' Jan 15. John Weaver. ! present district attorney, of this city. uuuimaicu w-u..y uj ic icpuun- milae v-a" vll'Jf -U"cUUUU lUt uiityvi, IO sue lunt!9 ; c Al TT A V1..IJ.. .. . rrnl j vera oauuuci n. .suunuge. xjae aem ocrats nominated Francis Fisher Kane for mayor last night. ; : Signed Bill To-Day Suspending Duty on Coal. - Consideratloti of Army Appropriation Bill Resumed General V Staff Bill Reported Favorably , By Senate Com mittee To-Day Cuban Reciprocity Bill to Be Reported With Two : Amendments. ... r, ' V ? Washington Jan 15. The president has signed the bill suspending the duty on coal. , -" Washington, Jan 15. Without pre liminary business to-day the house, re sumed consideration of the army ap propriation bill. ' Washington, Jan "15. The , senate committee on military . appropriations authorized a- favorable report to-day on the general staff bill which passed the house a week ago. , w2? f ommi"ee?:l01?n 1n!,re.!d. YZ lL r.lTT treaty to the senate with two amend ments. The first of these is the guar antee against the further reduction of uSuv miiu. wuitu was auupisu yesterday and the second one makes a reduction of forty per cent on the duty on American cattle exported to es-irinhn 4nsenri nf twentv nar oent jw provided in the treaty as it was origi nally transmitted to the senate. Washington, Jaa . The Vest rec- rtion regarding . tl.t removal, of tin ('utj- on coal v?a. takru up In 1h-.k s-en-iii' to-day. TVlr Ti:mat resumed .vs r; m:n Its. He .l-el;mU i: railro.-i fs-are in the saddle on the coal que?'.i Tii. mine and ti urkvt the coal atl fix t). price 'for. it w ithout regard to tJ;e h'otpendent p'r.v.ci', . . . NO COAL. BUSINESS BLOCKED. Chicago, Jan 15, Business in E;st Chicago, Ind, has been brought to a standstill by a -lack of coal, says the Ttilrne. The plants. of the Rtpulilii' Steel and Iron Cot; j-any and the E;nyl MA,n Rolling. M 1! tnve shut down, a" d 5.000 men-r-prnotic.'ill.v.'all of thj wort; 1 ng i n.en of t.Ii e town, are idl. The iwc plants consrir.e fOC tons of coal a or.y, and'the .s'ipply ran short Ist Pi turday, when ocly . one carload of com Rrrivea. jno idp: has been se i t'd i xvx.Cr 1 SMI f - SEWER INSPECTOR WJllllfD One Hundred Dollars Offered To . the Lucky Man. Sewer Runs Through a Quicksand Bog : and Is Only 1,800 Feet Long Rail road Company Trying to Get a Foun , datlon for a Crossing. , ' New 1 York Jan 15. One hundred dollars is offered to any one who, will make an inspection of a two foot sew er, 1,800 feet long, says a World dis patch from Friendship, N. Y. The sewer Is built through a quicksand bog on a farm which is being drained in order to. obtain a foundation for the crossing to be built for the Pittsburg Shnwmiit- Northern mil rnnrt. The sewer is laid thirty, feet under ground. Tho rnllrnnd ttrill tint Annf-. until n man has passed through and Inspected It. Thfl iniirtipv is nerilrms . hepniise of the inability of a cave-in and because tnere is a stream or ice coia water running through the pipe, i IH STREET. Editor Gonzales Lies in a Dan gerous Condition. The' Shooting Was By James H. Til- man He Is the Lieutenant Governor : ot South Carolina. '; "";.' : '', Columbia, S. C, Jan 15. N. G. Gon zales. " editor of the State, was shot down in the street here to-day by the HoA Jarnea H. Tilman. lieutenant-gov ernor of South Carolina. The wound I Is in the stomach ' and is ' considered dangerct' : ;';-:"'."';"'; . . . .... x , ; ANOTHER INDORSEMENT. Ca; r enters and Jviners' Union Indorse , ;. ! ' ' ' thj U'roileymen. . ' To . the Honorable Mayor, City of Wa- terbury, Conn:.: -s'.... -( ': ;. Wo itha nnHorssifrTiflifl Iflhnriner men. carpenters and Joiners, of the city of Water bury, do ' most "respectfully ask and urge that the mayor of Waterbury, and. other city officers,, pursue and oTv,. ca m. tvaHpv ttnA vlpwa flftt forth by Judge Studley; mayor of the city or JNew uaven, oy aemanamg tna mand a just and speedy settlement or the trolley strike. t ': 1 -f !"'; 1 . Wa ' nJsrk bplfevAf hn' tha rinniiftct.I- cut Railway , and Lighting Co, owning ana operating, a ; troney system . unaer st. ohnrt-er criven ihir the Teonle of the fll.tv . rf : Ws trhnrv nnfl stntp. of finu. neoticut, are bound by that charter to ' V 1 M 1 A give tne people gooa, rairaiiu ana ficient service; and. , j . . and Lighting Co have failed to give the people of the city of Watertmry good, faithful and efficient service, we most respectruiiy astc ana urge , that , the mayor of the city of Waterbury . de mand, a Just and speedy settlement of the trolley strike. 1 ,. ; J ,. We also believe that the conductors an1 . mrvtwrmen In ' the' cmnlnr , nt fh Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co in tne city or vvaterDury , nave oeen treated ; unjustly . and discriminated against. ; , j-.:- r We therefore ask every law abiding citizen in the cit-xr o.f Wnterhnrtr a -irkln us in asking and demanding that these men De treatea rainy ana justly. .Respectfully, . . - (Signed) .'".. , CARPENERS' AND , JOINERS' UNION. No 260. . v Waterbury, Conn, Jan 14, 1903. , . OCEAN LINER STILL OUT. ' New York 'Jan 15 TTn tn fl n'rlnhlr this morning the American line steam er st Louis rrom Southampton and Cherbourg, had not been sighted. There was quite, a crowd at the of fices of the American line asking for news or the et lows, most of the peo ple being frineds and relatives of pas sengers. The - Spanish steamship Montevideo ' which docked to-day came over the southern route but she did not, sight the St Louis. The American line management did not attach much importance to this. They say. the st juouis wouia not tane tne soutnern route. TV A TLTCMTCSS IN UNIVERSITY. New York, Jan 15. On account of the coal shortage the University . of Pennsylvania was in darkness last night, says a Philadelphia dispatch to the American. If cqal cannot be ob tained to-day the Institution will be compelled to close, and three thousand students will be out of classes. ' There is also danger from the cold to the 500 patients in the university hospital. CITY NEWS. Judge Oowell this afternoon., gave $300 to the plaintiff In the Mussler Chlpman case. ' . Mr and Mrs John P. Elton enter tained a 'large number of friends . at their home on Church street last night., The place was tastefully"' de corated with a great variety of potted plants and t palms and an orchestra nlledthe house with fjweet melody. The catering was done by Delmonico. Special forecast for Connecticut: Fair to-night and Friday; fresh west erly winds. , ' v "Oh, isn't that fine?", said an old woman this afternoon. as two. cars headed down West Main street with no body on board except a few trolley men. The woman lives In the West End and was on her way home almost freighted to the ground with bundles, and while she appeared like one who was poorly able to walk and carry her parcels the Idea of nobody getting into the cars seemed to add elasticity to her stena and made her forirpfr the weiflit 01 aer ioau. - - K , I ' Strikers Remain Firm And Every Man Answered ) :-:.e;:v' THANK PUBLIC FOR NOT RIDING pN THE tiARS Health Officer Kilmartin Summoned to the HeteMe-Sewell at BreaE Neck Speed Report Circulated Thai" Non-Union Men ; ' ' Had Smallpox Driver of 6 Team Stopped ; v '.' the Service Meeting at ; Power. House;;, ';,,;;;' - ' " Sewell says was not Directors Meeting - The strikers', executive committee gave out the following for publication" this afternoon: This is the fifth day of our strike and it rinds the men firmer than ever. The changes in the situation since yes terday are well known to the nubile bv this time. Since yesterday noon about 120 strangers have been brought here from all parts of the country to : take our places, and are being stabled at the trolley company's barns in the west end. , The wearing of . sweaters by us brought the appellation Hoboes upon us. , We leave it to the public to make a comparison between the old arid -new employes. It is a fitting thing, how ever, that an alien corporation should supply alien employes. Far. be it from us -to criticize the appearance of our fellowmen, but the fact that Health O nicer Kilmartin deemed it necessary to visit them In their present quarters and make a thorough examination of each man, in the- interest of public health, speaks more fully than we will speak ourselves. Dr Kilmartin visited the barn this morning at 10 o'clock and stated that after examining about sev enty men there, he . refund nothing ""Tong. ,He says the-accommodations are not the best, there hA.inor miw Afwvnt twenty cots there. About fifty men were obliged last night1 to sleep on mat- n esses m tne cars. There Is but one lavatory, he says, for about 120 peb pie, and he Intends to , take' steps to change thi condition. He also says he intends to watch the place carefully in order to prevent the possible spread of any 4Jsease. "i ; ."'. ; :i Vl'; "As we promised the public at- the start that our strike would be conduct-, ed in the line of publlq peace, we have procured white badges bearing this in scription: 'On ntrikA violence.' Our president, ; Mr Barrett, has also requested the police depart ment to Immediately warn him or the executive committee of the sllgihtest In fraction of itlj law by, any member of our union. 'V.,'V-,::,..V"? ;; "As an .evidence of- the skill of the uw men, 11; wiii ue interesting for the public;. to know that Superintendent Wales spent yesterday afternoon'traln- ;nvtLem by running, the . cars about 1,500 feet, from the (barn ' and i back. Despite this training, ihowever, several accidents occurred this monring which might have resulted disastrously, i At McConnell's curve : on- the . Waterville line two of the car almost camp to gether on account of one car leaving the switch before the oth as the new men were feeling their wav "viuiS siowiy, or course there was no collision. , Superintendent Wales's presence on one of the cars also aided In preventing an accident. Another carTgot beyond the control of one of the men on the North , Willow otron- hill, but themotorman, luckily got con- twi ajstiia uetore a serioixs , accident occurred. Atfain. have been run with the fenders entirely uy uiiu wnn some improperly let down. The attentleo of the police has been called to this matter. "We are erlad to note that. nnMi'ii In general has endorsed ua hv nnt ha. ing on the cars. We have the names of those "who saw fit to do free to confess that we have heen anp. prised to see some who did ride. . . e uesire at this time to extend heartfelt thanks tn the mnu- spirited citizens who In liberal contributions to aid us in vux struggle. At a later date we will take the ormortunitv totih them personally, . .. . .. .. At the ustTal meetlne- .f ia thls morning everv mnn a-name A , - v uuw . . V.". LV ills name. There 1c in.f -fha. io.. 0 - .vaav D1KU of discouragement and the enthusiasm wrea . Bironger than It did this morn ing. The recular monthlv mcHn our union will be held at 7:30 o'clock tnis evening in Hellmann's 1 hall - on Grand street. " 'In conclnsinii nof what we stated yesterday,' we are in. tLuy ana an .times to meet the company, with a view nf Min strike by arbitration through a commit- x trpuiaoae citizens. We over looked announcing before the fact that at a meeting of the executive commit tee, held last Sundav Clerk M. J. Ryan added to that committee and elected' occretury, tnereor. Should the trolley company desire to reaeh tha. committee either by mall or otherwise they can easily find the sei-Afnnr other members of the same," r Health Officer KilmnrHn car barns this morning 'in post haste, and as he cralloned hia Ti West Main street spectators ran this way and that asfclnc eaoh fii wi, it all meant. Some one volnntertri tv Information that a case of smallpox had been discovereri "'vj utrw trolley men quartered nt the car sta bles and that the health officer was on 'his way to quarantine the whole crowd. This spread like wildfire and soon nothing else was talked of. One man wanted to know Jf General Man ager Sewell was going to be shut in and vaccinated, an if ra wiw be at the helm during his incarceration. wenKing aoout this matter, Dr Kll martin said that one of.rhe lvni rhv. slclans had reported' to him that three men afflicted with smallpox rode out of the center last night in a trolley car en route to tne car Darns and that he felt In duty bound to make an inves tigation. ' About seventy of the strang ers were lined im before tiliA-hnnlth vf. fleer and after Jookin hn. axt aha. doctor gave them e clean; bill of nealtX The health officer said he examined thd. place where the men are quartered and ' noticed nothing that ealled for laterf er' enee en his part;'-.-'', v . .:. ' h '; The men held thel? . usual - mornlnsr ) meeting at 10 Veleek AH iiands re ported and appeared to1 be content with. ' the progress of the situation. There were many .visitors present from out v of town, who all came with promises of moral and financial support; They I also prepared a statement which can' be found printed elsewhere-. Mr Sewell said this forenoon v thatl cars wfiald be running on , the , East; Main street Mne this afternoon. lid) had not kept 9iis word up to 2 o'clock. It is said that about twenty. desefW tlons in nil fmm rha. have talmn tnll n no. IThere came near being a "collision Iii, Waterville this morning at what the men call "McConnell's curve." - Super-, Intendent Wales was in control of on car and : Inspector Missell the . othew There Is a long switch at this point and both cars (crossed onto it about the same time f Thus they met within a' foot of each other when each supposed) tbe,other was on his proper track. It is against the ruleR to get on the sld- Ing together and had any motormafle committed himself the inspector and! the superintendent did this merning ha would be immediately dismissed. This afternoon Judge "Lowe, Prose cuting Asrent Pierce and Judge Root) stood ,with the crowd at the corner of' Exchansre Place nnri West rain et.a and commenced to "stump"- each othe' to. have a ride on. .the , trolley cars4 J udcre Root offered nxf $10 that he "dassent'reret' on.' bnf: th1 prosecuting asrent Called the bluff ant. said he would eladlwt iuuuu jess tnan tnat, ' Judge Dowe was. then dared to ride,-and while he didn't say he would or he 'wouldn't. ' he got outof it by' asking the crowd around , toJEIodfeon'. v The. Invitation was ae cepted ana when the probate 1 iud are v saw this-be thrust hi hand-into' his pocket and "wanted to borrow half k , lla,l .roI somebody; adding- th$t he dldnt haxe a.;cent 'about hlmi Norie of the party Went out on the car and what was worse, Judge IJowe failed to " find anybody willing to loan him BO cents, and for the; first time In hjs life ' he wa-s ' oblig'iof-iate water. Mr bewell was present awhile the "row" was on and stuck up ; for. Attorney Pierce like a. little man. 1 West Main street was the scene of excitement for a while this afternoon. Right In front of a carolng west wns a team of oxSn. The driver got' Into an altercation with the non-union mo-? torman as to who owned the street's, J anyway, the people - or the compinr r After this argument it occurred to tins ox driver that he, bad not smpked !n r half an hour. He started to light h!4V pipe, but all his matches were damp and as he knew he could not keep up ' with his team he stopped It. After" lOv minutes spent In trying to light the , pipe with obdurate . matches, ths driver found something wrong with the harness which took five minuses mord to adjust. Then he started up his team but they would not move. They wens' never before so obstinate. Meanwhile a large crowd had gathered. and things became Interesting for . the motormaw i and conductor. At last there was uo further; excuse tor the ox team being ' on the track arid the driver took them , off with apparent ; reat difficulty. 1 Such obstinate cattle, he said, lie never 1 saw before. ; j ' There were rumors floating around to-day that the members of the Busk ness Men's association .would discuss the local strike at the meeting of the' association to-morrow and that inimr. of the members, proposed to offer a vot requesting the company and the trol leymen to suomit to arbitration their differences. When President W. I,. Hall was asked in regard to th mnt.i ter be said that he had not heard that tne striKe would 'be dJscussed, but it, was as liable to be discussed unv other question. As to arbirtatlon. he said that he considered that a reason-' ,( able Way Of Settling the etHlre nnrl ha saw no reason why the trouble between tne v men ana company should not be settled in that war nil T,a cause the relations between both have ' oeen very mendly up to this time. I. . The strikers are keenine list of bit persons ridlnjr on the cars.- Thev In-' tend to keep this up until the differ, enfe ts adlnsted. The following communication was recived yestrdav from a trolleymen'f union in Philadelphia. ' , , "Dear Sir I have iiiat mn n- telejrram' about a number of scabs that are coming to your city to work jon the troIiJev lines. They are hein An era crnil at 305 Arch street; this city, and the asrent Is telling them that it Is a scab lob.and offers them $2.50 ner flmr tr. transportation and a week's free board we are tryinjr to sret some of our union . men to take the trio at the exnense nf the company for the fun of the thing. vve ao not know now if they will go. 'j;hi9 is taken to mean that if ,thf company can afford to pay men igno rant of the work, they can afford, to pay men well Informed In it; that it U not Increase of wasre forms the view point of the company, but the purpose of crushing the union. This, therefore, bears out the strikers', presumption that it was because of the discharprod men's association with the union, not because of their failing to reno?t tha3 thev, were discharged.