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VOL. XVI, NO. 35
WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. zFT TO-DAY S TRIKE More Lines Opened by Manager Sewell and His ; Gang of "Nons" To-Day. NOT A PASSENGER CARRIED DURING NOON HOUR Manager Sewell Says All Lines Will Be Open Soon No Peace Overtures Offered He Says He Also Makes the State ment That He Will Ask No Man Back New Men Get '-',i$&at' of "Jollying 'Strikers Issue Statement. u ; ' 'About the same hour as yesterday, 9 ' o'clock cars began' running to-day. The Bank street line was opened "with V-' one car. It had ao difficulty in getting A to. Brooklyn and back to Exchange , place. It was hailed with shouts of de rision from the passing crowds and from the men employed on he build- ings on Bank street. The return trip .was somewhat livelier than the outgo ing one. A coal cart had possession of .,0 rtrnrt hptween Center street and Exchange place just as the car reached ; the point nrst nameu. j-w om., condition of ,the streets gave the driver of the coal cart considerable trouble in getting off the tracks, and meanwhile : quite a crowd had -gathered and show - ers of derision were poured on the non - 'union men in charge of the car. The iniotorman said something that riled the coal man and a ' warm exchange . of compliments ; took place between them. The coal.man had the sympathy of the crowd .with him, and knowing this he gave the motorman a warm t time.' Mr Sewell saw the uproar from ; Cone's corner on " Exchange nlace and infni-Tnvl Detective Dodds. Before the flatter reached the. scene, however, the coal man had taken, his cart off the (tracks and all was quiet immediately. Meanwhile Sergeant Cahey and Offi cer M. T. Sullivan had their attention v drawn to the workmen in the buildings 'along Bank street. Every window had half a dozen heads in It. The" officers looked this way and that to ascertain ' the easiest way to get at the white clad ; workmen, v who are mostly mechanics. (Lawrence Morgan, -a carpenter, who 'was master workman, of the first as ' sembly , of the defunct Knights of : Labor for. many-years, happened, on the scene just, then and engaged the offi cers in conversation's, moment or two. The fact of the matter is that only with great difficulty could the workmen have been reached, the Interior of the buildr hhgs being a " networks of scaffolding and ladders. . v ' ' .' ' ' "The car arriving at its 'place on l3x ' change place. made no dejay, but fled -! along, as best 1t cbujd ip';Nprtb Main . .Mr ewell was asKed. this morning when he would attempt to open up the other lines, and he said he could not say; .that he was proce&dinjftwith the utmost caution. He' had, no Tclea when he would onen ut the Naueatuck line. P and he would not say why he took off ! the cars at 6, o'clock last night. , .'He ( was informed he possibly, could do more business in the evening .than In the daytime, owing to the large num bers of people being on the streets, and he replied that so far as he could see every man, .woman and child is wear ing a "we walk" button and he there fore did not see . what use thev cars would, be. on the streets evenings. He was asked for information regarding the alleged finding of. ties obstructing the Oakville line outside the city limits and he said he knew nothing about it. "We have others looking out for things of -that kind," said he, "but I know nothing about it." He said that so far no overtures of peace have been offered from either, side of the contro versy and when it was suggested to him that he knew the men well enough to -make some offer to them, he replied that he would ask no man to work for liim. V- . . There came near being a riot in the "West End last evening on account of the actions of two of the non-union men. These men got out of the car barn and went to an Italian storekeeper for a; package of cigarettes. The store keeper said he did not have the brand the men wanted. The men insisted he ;had and the Italian ordered them out 1 of- the store. The men ;got ugly. A ( crowd of boys outside saw what was going on and when the men left the store they were surrounded. ; They fought their way. back to the barn. V where their crle3 aroused their fellow workmen; who rushed out armed with sticks. A short engagement followed, f the attacking party being repulsed. The i non-union men were given the yard of - the barn to exercise In,, but they made t themselves , so. objectionably conspicu , ous the police had to be called upon. Chief vEgan was asked to-day if it , .was true tnat the non-union men were carrying firearms for . self -protection. land he said he had no information to give about the non-union men. A. number of the men who have been brought here to take the places of the striking trolleymen have become i disgusted with their positions, have thrown them up and have started for ; home. A party of about fifteen men : who have been residents of the Hotel de Sewell for the past day or two left for their respective homes on the 11:12 train on the Naugatuck division this morning. One of the men asked to see a reporter and a Democrat scribe being nearby, he granted him a few moments of his time. The story which the man told was as follows: '.'My name is John Roman. I am a motorman and work on the Metropolitan railway in New York. I came here as a delegate to see who the scabs are and who is the lead er. There are three or four other dele gates here from Boston, Newark and other places who will probably return home to-morrow. My visit has been ! partially successful. I have found that ' the leader of the strike breakers Is '; John Farley, whose home is in no par ticular place, but all over the country. , Going back with me are twelve or fif teen of the" men who were brought here for the avowed purpose of breaking the etrike but really their purpose was to see the city and get a little food and losing free. They are leaving of thel own accord. ,yThey are disgusted with the condition of affairs and their sym pathy is with the men. .Fifteen or twenty more of the lodgers at the car barns will return home to-morrow.; The company will get the worst of this trouble." Just then the train pulled in and John Farley, tne leader of the strike breakers, put in an appearance. He is tall, rather slender, has a dark compleixon and a dark moustache. Only for the presence of a couple of po licemen he might have been roughly handled. ' Notwithstanding the additional cars put on to-day the passenger traffic did not increase. AH the morning the cars on North Main and Bank streets ran, without hardly taking up a passenger. The only business done was on the North Willow street line, and a falling off there was apparent to everybody. This noon the largest number of pas sengers were taken on; and they num bered only six, excluding a dog. A new means to encourage the pub lic to ride in the cars was put Into ex ecution . i morning. Some of the non-union men were -allowed to mingle with the. crowds and when a car would come - along to get on board. It had no effect, however. r The people saw through it immediately." . Yesterday evening Mayor Kllduff and Chief of Police Egan had a con ference to take steps to protect proper ty. "What measures were decided upon were not given out. It is said in this connection that special policemen will be detailed to duty in citizens' clothes so that they may mingle with the crowds, and nip in the bud any disturb ance they may overhear being planned, j rms forenoon. Detectives Dodds and O'Gorman made two arrests. " They were informed that two young men, "Buffer" Timothy Evan and Martin I Grady, had -boufrht two revolvers and two boxes of cartridges. They were bought' in different places. The detec tives, aost no time in srettinsr onto the tracks of the young' men and arrested them -as -they were -about" loading the weapons. It is from such7 sympathizers the strikers will suffer if they will suf feratall. - ;.y;;.:.:,;-; . ., ... ; Another collision came near ncnnr. ring on West Main street, this forenoon. J. wo cars got onto the same switch and came. witmn- a foot of: running into each other. The' following statement by the trolleymen to-day: . xne sixth day of our strike fa Katp and we have to report no change In tne situation as far as the men of our union are concerned, except it be that they, are more enthusiastic than ever and more determined to stand togeth er, xne regular monthly meetinsr of the local was held in Hellmann's hall last night and, as usual,, the roll call found evry man on deck. This morn ing the usual daily meeting was held at 10 o'clock with a like result Lib eral cash donations are being sent in by well known citizens at each meet ing, with the request that we ask for more if we . need it. Such acts as these have a tendency to greatly en courage the men, as it convinces them that the people are behind them in their strike. The committees appoint ed for the purpose have secured the names of all those who have ridden on the cars to date. It has been jearoed that in several cases "cappers" rode on the cars. Their presence, however, we are happy to say, did not Influence many others to do likewise. Some objection has been raised by people who -formerly rode considerably to ride on ears which have been con verted into a bedroom for the strike breakers. They do not deem it pru dent to ride in 'such cars. Consider able kicking has been heard from the few Oakville and Waterville people who have used the cars since they be gan to make their spasmodic trips yes terday. When they found on their arrjvail here that they could not, get transfers onto other lines, they put up a terrible howl and threatened, suits against the company. . "By the way, the strike breakers are not wearing uniforms In most cases, and are wearing sweaters. We can not see why the company can stand the new men wearing them, while the wearing of them by us almost caused nervous prostration. We also " would like to ask the management why the non-union men now working are worth $2.50 per day, board and stab ling, wille the company couldn't see why we should receive $2.25 per day and look after our own bread and bunks? "Another close call to an accident occurred near St John's church this morning. A car in charge of the barn foreman met another car coming in the opposite, direction at this point, but both cars stopped before coming to gether. . A misunderstanding of the schedule probably accounts for that. "Shortly after midnight last night, so several west end citizens testify, a burly looking fellow, described as "a typical bouncer," was seen doing sen tinel duty' outside of the men's sleep ing quarters, swaggering along with an air of bravado and carrying in his hand a shining revolver. Superintend ent Wales Is said to; have no charge of the new men. this bouncer being more capable to handle the element at present employed on the local trolleys. Besides, Superintendent Wales, his as sistant and tie inspector have other duties to perform, acting as pilots for the new men. "Several residents of Nortk WUlow. street have notified us to take steps toward getting after the new men for the manner in which they have been Conducting themselves on that line. The men are said to have made out landish efforts to attract the attention of ladies seen in the windows of the houses as they pass. One man's wife told her husband of this and he has been lying around the house ever since trying to have the fellow repeat the trick. : He promises lively results when he catches one of those chaps. "We are glad that the police to-day arrested two men on whom concealed weapons were found: We also regret that those men considered themselves friends of ours. The best friends we have at present are those who behave themselves as good citizens and walk. "We will meet again at 5 o'clock this afternoon. TJp to the time of writing this no effort has been made by the company to meet us through the channel of arbitration by reput able local citizens. Something in fur therance of this plan, however, is ex pected to develop within the next 24 hours." The Stampers' union will meet to night to take action on the trolley strike. . A full attendance is requested. Manager Sewell is said. to . have re-! ceived a telephone message from ; some person in the east end to-day asking him to send a car out tlint way after dark to-night. There will be a meeting of the Typo graphical union to-morrow afternoon at 5:30, in the rear room of the Buffers' and Polishers' ball on Grand street, to take further action in regard to the , trolleymen's strike, Even if the public had any inclina- tion of riding on the cars they would be afraid as so many collisions have so. nearly occurred since, -a few cars have been runfimg. ; Manager Sewell says the men are experienced trolley men , but they don't show it by , the wav they are handling the cars. About 8 o'clock a collision between two cars nearly occurred on North Main street just above the Methodist church. One car was coming down, the other, which should have stopped at the switch in Exchange place, was going up. xne two cars were Drougnt to a standstill just in time to save a collis ion. , ( .;' ? ' . , This forenoon; a man from the Waterbury Manufacturing Go's factory boarded a car at that point and alight ed at North square. Hundreds saw him. He, seemed to defy the people, because after leaving the car he went , the true condition of affairs, that there into a saloon on the square and sa-1 "was a strike, we refused to lay a hand luted those inside. Not a response was on , any of the cars.. This morning given. As; he was leaving some one one of us almost . had a' serious alter helped him out of the door with a kicjw-ca-tioa with onea-of the company's of- He-flttid'TMsay :a vord or attempt to retaliate in any : manner, but took' to his heels as fast as he could "while vol leys of jeers followed him. " One of Blakeslee's teams got stuck in the trolley tracks on Bank street this afternoon just as a trolley came along and before the horses could be made to' move a crowd of at least a thousand persons had collected about the place. While endeavoring to clear the way Officer Keegan's hand acci dentally collided with a boy's face. The youngster thought he was hurt, and commenced to weep. Later a young man inquired the officer's name and informed him that he intended to report him to the board of public works. He must" have meant the board of public safety. The officer gave the man his name and told .him that if he i wanted to prefer a charge against him that was his privilege. All the draught horses in the city seem to sympathize with the strikers. This afternoon a pair of them got in front of a car going up North Main street, and as the driver hails from New York, where the trolley car com panies do not own the entire streets, this man refused to give way at first. When, however, he did try to get off the tracks the horses would not obey. They seemed to prefer clean trackway to the slush and mud on both1 sides of it. The driver -was surprised at the shouts and hurrahs that rose from all sides for his horses, who persisted In keeping on the track notwithstanding his evi dent efforts to get them off. By a co incidence rthey had the track again on the ear's return and they kept it until Grove street was reached. Down this street they went, after looking at the car as though they wished to be able to recognize it again. It was said they were once circus horses. BUSINESS MEN MAY ACT. Trolley Strike Will No Doubt Be Dis cussed At To-Night's Meeting. It is understod that the trolley strike will be discussed at the meeting of the Business '.Men's association to-nisrht 'sand taction taken to bring the two contending elements together with a view to settling the question by arbi- i irauon. xne mercnants feel that the company and the men should be will ing to have the difference adjusted by arbitration and some of them take the ground that in case either side should refuse to agree to such a proposition steps should be taken to have a law )sed which will compel arbitration I between capital and labor when they fail to come to an understanding among j themselves, if such a law doesnvt al I ready exist. "If the company has a good case," said a prominent merchant this afternoon, "I don' see why It should be afraid to have this strike settled by arbitration. In any case. I am of the opinion that the mayor and board of aldermen should have some thing to say as to how long the pres ent state of things is going to continue, and probably the merchants are the proper persons to request them to move in the mater. If this strike , is not settled by arbitration It will last so long that Waterbury might as well say it has no trolley service. No mat ter what a prudent merchant . may think of the case he is not going to jeopardize hi3 business by being seen riding on a trolley car while the strike is on so that the sooner . it is settled the better for the ccipany and every body .else." E AGAIN Every Train Takes Some of the Strike Breakers Out of Town. CALLED AT DEMOCRAT OFFICE A Bunch of Them Denounced the Methods Used in Getting Them. Here Were Brought Here by Mis representationThey Say Men at the Barns' Are Professional Strike Breakers. Three more men bade a last farewell to the Hotel de Sewell this afternoon in addition to the twelve or fifteen who left this morning. If many more desertions occur among the strike . breakers there will be many empty cots at the hotel and, the trol ley company's good, man, "Farley," will have to scour New York and Philadelphia for more "professional grafters," as they are termed. The men who deserted the ranks of the brave, manly, specimens of humanity at the car barns paid a visit to the Democrat office early this afternoon. Their story is as' follows-: . All three are employed by trolley companies in New York. " One is supposed to be on the sick list, another is suspended for two weeks on -account of being in a wreck, while , the third, thought he would like a change. They, answered an advertisement for motormen and , conductors which they saw in New York papers, and called at the place designated in the "ad" one of the of fices of James Farley, who conducts a detective agency and has men in his employ throughout the year just for the express purpose of taking the places of strikers. "WE WERE BROUGHT HERE ON MISREPRE SENTATION,", said the men. "We were told that the motormen and con- ductors weren't organized, that only tnree men were on strike. We were told to bring our uniforms, but we re fused, saying that we wished to , see the place first. When we arrived here we saw that the condition of af fairs was different than it had been represented to us. We went to the car barns and have been there for the past two days. When we learned nciais hecause we wouldn't run a car, We were supposed to get $2.50 a day and board. If we left of our own ac cord we should get nothing. All we have received from the company is our fare from and to New York and our lodging. ; We wouldn't have anything to do with the gang of crooks, and professional grafters who are at the car barns. They are about 40 An num ber and are professional strike break ers. They make a practice of taking the places of strikers in all parts of the country and are the worst lot of men we ever saw. We Hike the com pany good enough, but for this man Farley we have no use." . . While no ceercion is used to get peo ple to patronize the 'cars a lot of coaxing is being indulged in especial ly on the ' Waterville and Oakville) lines, where some of Waterbury's prominent citizens have declined very courteous invitations to step on and ride. "I'm after having a free ride," said a man this noon as he rushed into a North Main street saloon and called for a beer. "Git but!" roared the pro prietor coming on the counter witfi his fist and asking the fellow if he wanted to ruin his business. The man took , lhe hj.nt' bulhe Id War until he his nickel in exchange for a "schoon er." He fared better than a couple of the strike breakers did this morning who were about East Main street look ing for a "nip"; and couldn't get ft for love or money. NO WORD FROM THE ST. LOUIS Officials of the Ocean Liner Have Nothing to Say. Can Make No Statement As They Have Absolutely No Word from the Liner Premium for Reinsurance On St Louis Has Been Raised Twenty Guineas at Lloyds. New York, Jan 16. At 9 a. rn, no news of the overdue American line steamer St Louis had been received here. , Vice-President Wright of the Ameri can line said to-day: "We have nothing to add to the statement given out last evening ex cept that up to the present we are still absolutelv without word of the St Louis." London, Jan 16. The premium for reinsurance on the American line ; steamer St Louis nearly five days ! overdue at New York, has risen at j Lloyds to twenty guineas. No great anxiety, nowever, is teit tor ner safe ty, though astonishment is expressed at the fact that she has not been sighted by passing vessels. BurKheri For Somallland Service. DURBAN, Natal, Jan. 16. A con tingent of sixty burghers, formed foi service in' Somaliland, have just saile; ', from here for that place. Most of th burghers are ex-prisoners of war. Th men have signed an agreement to servt for six montb. GOING HOM III Express Train Collided With Two Freight Engines. T wo Engineers and Twt Firemen "Met Their Deaths None of the Passen gers Injured Messenger By Tnrew the Signal and Caused the Accident Cumberland, Md, Jan 16. The east bound express train leaving here at 4:20 this morning, near the east end of the yard, struck two freight engines on the main track,., killing Engineer Sims and Firemen Moron and Sneering of the passenger train, and Engineer Butler of one of the freight engines. None of the passengers was injured. Investigation of the cause of the acci dent shows that, a messenger boy who was in the telegraph office threw the signal without the knowledge of the operator, giving the passenger train a Icear track,' when it should have been blocked. . .- ' .. ' t r Yonns Heiress Dead. . SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16. Alice Boalt Tevis, the ten-year-old daughter of the late Hugh Tevis) is dead of acute Brlght's disease. -The little girl's mother was Alice. Boait Tevis, who died shortly after the birth of her daughter. The father, Hugh Tevis, married Miss Baxter, a famous Den ver beauty, a few years ago and 4 died in Japan while on the honeymoon. , He left half his immense fortune to the little girl who passed away yesterday. The dead girl was heiress to several millions, having inherited vast wealth from relatives. ' Want of Fuel Closes Factories. , LAFAYETTE, ; Ind., Jan. 16. The four largest manufacturing plants of Lafayette have closed on account of a shortage of coal. Street car and elec tric light companies have only two days' supply of fuel. Purdue college will be compelled to close unless coal is received this. wegk. , CITY NEWS. Irene Morgan of Wolcott street had one of her ankles ; wrenched while coasting on Wolcott street last night. She was riding on a double ripper, of which the steerer lost control, and it ran into a big stone by the side of the street. Miss Morgan was the only person hurt. .. . ;ni(....; The case of Mrs Peter Sears vs Jacob Mussler was heard by Judge Peasley In the district court this afternoon. Mrs Sears claims to have paid $5 on a coat to the defendant, who applied the mnrpv ,n a debt contracted by her hus band before she married him, and when she called for the coat she was retusea it. Judgment was d,ef erred. . William J. Schlegel, the' real estate agent, has sold for William H. . Mc Carthy, who 'Conducts a plumbing es tablishment in Naugatuck, , his five story tenement house, corner of South Elm and Scovill streets, to Canio Pace, who. has purchased the same as an in vestment. The new owner will build an addition to the house whicS will be used as a store. Chief of Police Ellis of Ansonia noti fied the local police this morning that he had arrested three men at the depot there and upon searching them found three little girls' cloaks, a violin and bow. The men told him they took them from a store, but as no report of a rob bery has been made to the local police the supposition is that they were taken from a house. The- owners by com municating with thepolice can recover the goods. . Matthew Kennerney, aged 21 years, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the Bridgeport hospital. Mr Kennerney had been living in Bridgeport on and off for some time past and was in jured last night by a fall from a trol ley car. He was taken to the hospi tal where he lingered until this morn ing. The remains will be brought to this city this evening In charge of Un dertaker Bergin and taken to the res idence of his father, Michael Kenner ney, Sylvan - avenue. Besides his father he leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs Philip Daly of New Ha ven, Mrs John J. Bergin and John Kennerney , , . . The funeral of John Ferris took place this morning from his late home on River , street with a mass of requi em at St Francis Xavier's church by the Rev Father Curtin and interment in St Joseph's cemetery. . The bear ers were James Killoughey, Owen Cavanaugb, Daniel Cavauaugh, Den nis Ryan, Edward Casey and Peter Whelan. The floral tributes included a: pillow lettered "Brother" from the family; cross. and wreath, employes of the packing department of the Scovill Manufacturing Co; basket of roses, Miss Mary Gale; 29 roses, Timothy Broderick: 29 carnations, minnie ana Fannie Hamilton. There were sev eral other handsome pieces. Waterbury was visited to-day by many of the officials of the Western Union Telegraph Co and the American Telegraph Co, who are making a tour of inspection of the various offices and lines. The following were the .officials present: B. Brooks, general superin tendent; E. IM. Mulford, superinten dent; C. H. Bristol, general superinten dent of construction; G. F. Swortfinger, superintendent of construction. All of the above were from the Western Union Co. The following were here from, the American, District Telegraph Co: C. F. Paterson, general superin tendent; Thomas E. Russell, superinten dent; N. E. Smith, train dispatcher of the New York, New, Haven and Hart ford road, and J. O'Connor, secretary to General Superintendent s Brooks. They - arrived here at 11:40 and were met by the local manager,: C. H. Stan "liffe, and escorted to the local office. They left at 1:40 on their private car Electric for Bridgeport. - FOUR KILLED dill Last Evening Witnessed Most Excitement Since the Strike Started. ALL THE CARS CALLED IN BEFORE SIX O'CLOCK The Management Preferred Not to Take Any Chances , From the - Steep Grades or From the CrowdsThirty Passengers Only Were Carried All Day Labor Unions Still ;' Offering Sympathy and Support. The most excixg day in the history . of the trolley in this city closed yester day evening, about 6 o'clock, making the fifth day of the strike of the car employes of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co. All the ' evening crowds of people who could not get away from their- work during the, day thronged the streets waiting to see the great curiosity of the day a trolley car run by non-union men. Until : 8:30 o'clock they kept their . watch, expect ing every moment to see a car come along; but none came, and gradually the disappointed throngs melted away. The few ears that were running from 9 o'clock in the morning were taken off with the approach of darkness, . the management being afraid to let the strangers : handle what they were un accustomed to at a time when the slightest accident would seriously mar the glad intentions they pretend to have. When a serious accident like a head-on collision came near happening in the broad light of day at "McCon nell's curve" in Waterville, - anything was liable to (happen to. strangers in the dark. Moreover, the , non-union men would be more at the mercy of the small boy and the hot-headed sym pathizer of the strikers than during the day, and Mr Sewell did not wish to have his disappearing force fly away altogether just when he had put 'up a "big front"to the public. , So the cars were, taken off and the men returned to their barracks In the cold car barn to. spend the rest of the evening as best they could , in the . solitary lisht under the tin roof with the few cars they had been running all day to keeD them company. It was a day of disappointment for the management. The public did not encourage the running of additional cars, and most of the time they took none whatsoever. About thirty passen gers in all were taken; : This was far below Mr v Sewell's estimate. If two or three were taken on. every car, the strike 'would, have been, considered broken. The management, of course, did not expect the service to pay under, the conditions, but they expected to carry more than thirty passengers. If any doubt remained in the manage ment's mind as to the attitude and sym pathy of the public, this "unquestion ably, removed It and told them plainly that the people are with the strikers. In every other respect excepting tem per the management appeared to be satisfied. They expected a great deal more opposition than wa s shown. Noth ing occurred during tfhe day, of any great moment. , . 1 '" The resolutions of the Buffers and Polishers are herewith appended: - "Whereas, The said railway employes are on strike and the Connecticut Rail way and Lighting Co having showed their spirit toward organized labor, be it ' .'"-, , v. "Resolved, That the Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers, Brass Molders j and Brass Workers', union, local 36, in com pliance with the Central Labor union, the members will contribute '15 cents per week to aid the strikers In their just cause; and any member riding on cars will be expelled from the organ ization. Be it further ,- "Resolved, That any person found as sisting in any way the scum of various cities' slums, employed by the Connec netcicut Railway and Lighting Co to take the place of our citizens and tax payers, to be -placed on the unfair to organized labor list." , This union received a communication signed by twenty-two girls promising financial aid to the strikers. All of the signers are employed in factories. The weekly contribution from the Buffers and Polishers alone will amount to $100. - ';'; : -.W The following other sets of resolu tions were given out for publication by the different locals which met at their respective halls during the evening: At the meeting of the Brass Work ers, local No 186, it was voted that each member contribute to the strike fund of the Trolley Employes' union the sum- of 15 cents per week; also, each member riding on the trolley cars dur ing the strike shall-be fined the sum of $10 for each offense. ;v,: ' : A committee of three was-appointed to draw up and present resolutions to Mayor Edward G. Kilduff requesting him to use all his Influence and power to bring about the settlement of the grievances of the strikers. Thirty -two new men were initiated and sixty-six aplicatlons received. ? The Waterbury Retail Drug Clerks' association met lasj'ey.en.ing in Carpen ters' and Joiners', hall and passed reso lutions of sympathy for the striking trolleymen. There was a large attend ance at the meeting. The resolutions follow:, ,.. , , .'. .; , -:; "Whereas. The Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co. owning and operating a trolley system under a charter given by the state of Connecticut In the city of Waterbury, isboun by that charter to give the people good, faithful and efficient service .-and 7-,:-.. "Whereas, The Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co has failed to give the people in the city of Waterbury good, faithful and efficient service, and '.'Whereas. The conductors and mo tormen employed bv the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co have been unjustly and ; unfairly; treated in that the Connecticut Railway and LI sh tins: Co has absolutely refused to consider any requests or grant any concessions to the conductors and motormen, "Therefore, be it Resolved. That the public good and convenience demand a just and . epeedy settlement of the strike, and i "Resolved hat we urge the mayor of the city, of Waterbury and other city officers to request and demand a just and sDeedv fipttipTnont nt h ley strike," , - - ; . Following the formal resolutions a vote was passed extending to the trol leymen the moral and financial support of the drug clerks. v . The Sheet Metal Workera passed the following: v . - . -''Resolved, That we, the Sheet Metal . Workers, L. W.; 199, in session Janu ary 15, do hereby heartily endorse the P1 street railway employes of Waterbury- in their struggle with the Connecticut Railway and Lighting 1 Co; and be it further . . , ".Resolved, That Ve tender to tha street railway employes our moral and financial support; and ' be it further . tesolved, That a copy of these reso lutions be spread upon the minutes and given to the press of Waterbury.' Also a fine of $25 for any member of this union riding on cars operated by non-union, men.". ( ; - , The Hand Burnishers adopted tho following: ; . ; f, . f. "Hand Burnishers' union, local 220. have decided to help out the trolley men in their strike and an assessment of lo cents per week to their help and agreed not to ride on their cars till it settles. with the union.- f - "Per order of president of local 220, Moise Alowt; treasurer, George C. Wdl- N ton." . :. ;,v : ; Court Hancock, No 24, P. of A., held a meeting last evening and passed reso lutions Of sympathy with the strikers, The following was the vote passed:. "Resolved, That we express our sym pathy with the strikers, and Jt is the sense of the meeting, that 'we walk on the old principle of unity, this being one of our mottoes of Forestry.' The windows of the trolley cars- ar receiving lots of attention, to-day. This afternoon as one of the cars was pass ing in front of tho along Bank street a fusillade of mis sies came from, within buildings which one; no One knows. x wo or tne windows were broken. ? There - wnsi . -a trrinfl . float : n North square this , noon., Two women took the car at the crossing above" the watering trousrh. intendim? ward. They were, greatly surprised upoa nnamg tney could go no furtber than the switch ne.ir irm:atrfAf- i Tho came back on the return trip and after lea vine the car at the nrltvf boarded It they gave the motormari and conauexor a large slice of two eloquent minds in the presence,o a large crowd. Manager Sewell may consider it a triumph to be able , operate the cars On two or three of the lines but as a prominent citizen remarked: "It Is a very empty triumph' Manager Sew ell may run. the onra rn on n but wh jood will it do. Not 'r hun- area people rode on the cars yester day and to-day. tit's about time Mr oeweu got next to mmself. -; There i wasn't one passenger on the Bank! street car which left the center at 12:07 ' and which Is generally packed. No one misses the trolley cars mora than two or three voimr Inlo in ifhfa city who teacn m tne waterville school. They take the trail for Waterville in me moraine, out in tne evpnlnflr rhav walk all the way home, even though ! the trolley cars are nnw-TnnnW m! the. Waterville line. -The young ladies ! say that walking for such a distance is ! the best of exercise and are thinking j of resigning their physical culture class. It is a money saver also. The only trouble is that they will have to wear heavier shoes. , . ; This noon one of the "colored cooks at the car barn undertook to get a can or Deer ror tne men. He tried in vain at two or three of the saloons, but he finally was successful. ' He was re cognized as one of the : cooks for the non-union men and that , was the rea son he was refused the beer. As he was issuing from the saloon where he! finally got the beer, he was accosted ' by a young man i who informed the saloon keeper ' of . the identity of tho man. Then ; a . rush was ' made upon ' him, the can ' of : beer taen. and ; its contents thrown on. the floor. --'He re turned to, the barn without either can . or beer. .. v ;:';;';;,'. ' ''i Only the presence of the police in ' strong numbers at various points along the routes where the ; trolley cars are being operated is preventing stronger ' and more pronounced acts of hostility towards the strike breakers. The pub lic is in full sympathy with the strik ers and many persons would like to show their utter contempt for the men who are attempting to run the cars 1 by ducking them in the nearest frog pond. The feeling of the sympathiz ers of the striking trolleymen is run ning high. .It is growing stronger and stronger each day. This feeling of resentment against '. the ' ' would-be strike" breakers was strongly - shown during the noon hour to-day.' As a car was coming down North Main street, in front of the plant of the Waterbury Manufacturing Co. about 19 -iS . a . prmrd nf . nipn ; whft wprft , standing along the street commenced 1 to shout and jeer and hoot at the men running the car.; They went further - and threw stone3 or pieces of ice at the car, breaking two or three win- ' dows. Again, on Bank- street, in I front of C.v A. Jackson's stOne yard, a team got in front of a . car and the ' driver refused to get out of the wav . -for several minutes. A big crowd gathered around and .there ; was con siderable excitement for a time.