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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. TWELFT, F'SJ PEOP. E STILL lVOJL. XVI NO. 4,0 WALKING ' ' -: - o Sewell Gives Out Statement and Announces Terms of Settlement. 14B0UT SAME AS WAS FIRST PROPOSED BY HIM. Colonel Burpee Makes a Statement Says He and Sewell are Wait ing for Strikers Answer to Conference Held the Other Evening Bridgeport Trolleymen1 Pass Reso- N L iutions of Sympathy. f The strike situation this morning Way be summed up In the few words, 'nothing new." All of the conferences that were held yesterday and last even ing resulted in no new disclosures. No tnew avenues of escape from the diffi culty or by which means could be reached to settle it were discovered. (The men denied some reports that were Injurious to - their .cause. . Manager tSewell did the same. Colonel Burpee, wbo Is being gradually drawn Into the (dispute, as a representative of the com pany," &lao denied some things, and Jtherer it rested this morning, after the numerous consultations held this week, JiWith practically nothing done, not a gstep nearer settlement accomplished, 'cor -any means devised or suggested by s pvtiieh the difficulty could be overcome. tThe men to all appearances and apart ' altogether from their dally statements, i&e as strong and determined as the nrst day, and equally so seems Man ager SewelL Of the eight or nine demands of the Amen Manager Sewell has granted prac tically none. 'He will not recognize the union. 'He will allow 5 cents more an hour for work on the snow plow, mak ing the pay for thjs work 25 cents an liour. .But this Is one of the' smallest If not actually the smallest, of vthe (men's demands. He wiH alIow"20 cents n hour: for men at the car barn, but eome of them "now get more than that. He. has never denied a conference .when men have been discharged, i He, la still as obdurate as ever, over the demand of taking back Barrett, IKelly and Light, but he has withdrawn from his first, stand regarding the other men's positions and pay when they will be taken back, that is, they will, be given their old positions and their old rate of wages. , He i will take back Maloney and will 'sign an agreement with the men Indi vidually. -This Is the ground Manager Sewell stands on at present. It is seen, therefore, that there is very little change in his attitude. ' Colonel Burpee was asked this morn- Jng. if: there wjjs anything new in. the! situation on the company's side of it, . Ing. . It seemed to him. though, that a crisis has been" reached" regarding the question of reinstating Mr Barrett, and this point,,seemed to him the only ob stacle to a settlement. In all the con ferences held so far this was the main point. " AH the other demands : were hardly considered at all, and when they twere they were speedily pushed aside by the committee's eagerness to have Mr - Barrett reinstated. , He. thought that every iew by which a settlement could 'be effected has been raised and thoroughly discussed. He . knew of nothing more that could be laid on it. , So far as he was officially "concerned, he said, neither himself nor Manager Sewellhad authoritlve information re- - Sf a. l a . ' s. jgruraing tne action taiien by tne men on the result of the conference held the tether evening, at which Manaeer Sewell had given his views and the: terms upon which he was satisfied and ready to end the strike. The strikers' committee had not communicated with' ; him or Manager Sewell as to what ac- won -uiey naa tanen and tney are de pendent upon the press reports and the reporters for information as to what Is going on. i v . . He was asked 'why Manager Sewell has not issued a statement in answer to Mr Barrett's refutation of his charges that -he, Barrett, was dis charged for intoxication, and Colonel Burpee replied that Mr Sewell gave his reply to the strikers' committee pome days ago. He' wag then informed public has been clamoring for informa tioluring the past week, and he said ihat he expected to have a talk with Manager Sewell this forenoon, and . probably he, Sewell, would make a , statement to the . public through the press this afternoon. . -; This being the matter on which the bbstacle to the settlement of the strike (rests, the sooner it 1 cleared up , the better. Mr -Sewell has made his cnurges agatnst Air JBarrett. The lat ter has reoeatedlv den1rt tli jto Individuals but also through the press. And not only that, but he has expressed a desire" to talk the matter Aver with Mr Sewell and let the public ttecide who is right and who is wrong. Last evening reports were current that the Bridgeport trolleymen, who belong to the same union as the local pien, had practically agreed to hasten the end of the strike by going on strike themselves. Members of the local funion were divided . on this matter. Some said It was true the Bridgeport men had voted to strike; otherg said it !was not true. Following is said to be ,the official action of the Bridgeport union: , "Whereas, The public press has beeu publishing from time to time articles regarding the business transacted at the meeting of the Bridgeport division, No 209, and said division has not In any way authorized the same, we deem It our duty to make a public statement In regard to our feeling toward the Wa terbury trolleymen's union which is Dow having trouble in that city, and "Whereas, Said Bridgeport division, No 299, at a meeting Voted unanimous ly to repudiate the statement, published In the evening paper, Friday, January 10, to the effect that "the local trolley men had no sympathy -for the Water bury strikers," therefore be It "Resolved, That our heartfelt kym pathy Is hereby extended to our Wttr- bury brothers through the public press of our city, Which we loon to to rigui the wrong which we feel has been done us by the publication of i the . article above 'Stated, which we declare unjust and unauthorized by our Doay, ana ue it further J ' "Resolved; That a codv of these reso lutions he forwarded to 'our brothers in Waterbury for publication in their city, and a copy also be sent to. the press of our city for the same purpose, that we: the Brldeeoort division. No 299, A. A. of 6. R. E. of A..may set our selves right In the eyes of all laDor or ganlzations, both in our own city and in Water burv. and are ready and Will ing at all times to lend a helping hand to any and all labor organizations wno are trying to uphold unionism and the principles which it represents." The strikers deny the report that they had delegates at a meeting of the Bridgeport union yesterday. ' 'iney could not say, whence these reports came from. Manasrer Sewell is now purchasing at least a part of the provisions for the strike breakers out of town. - On an early, train this morning from New Ha ven four, or five bags of potatoes and three barrels of other provisions ar rived at the Naugatuck station for Manager Sewell. Yesterday afternoon Colonel Burpee, a counsel for the company, requested Mayor Kilduff to give the company ad ditional protection in running their cars.' He asked that a policeman ac company; each car hereafter until the strike Is over or peace in some form is certain, t The mayor had taken no ac tion up to noon. . ' It would be- hard to convince people' who were, about town last night that the trolley strike is having any appre ciable effect upon business in the stores, some of which were crowded to such an extent that folks, who didn't want to buy anything and who were about the streets just. to see what wag going on thought all the merchants must have been conducting .special sales Of course the fine, weather had something to da In bringing out the crowd, but it IS .uoiwuux ii tuis'wbs m auf way ic- sponsible for the rush at the counters. ...The party who threw the stone from the elevator shaft of the buckle factory, breaking a window in a passing car, was discovered yesterday by an official of the factory. , He is" a small boy who said he was carried away by the ex citement. At first. ifc was thought best to discharge him from the company's employ,, but on account of his age and the great excitement prevailing 1 was held' tliat his conduct was excusable and that nobody would be benefited by such a course. He was warned suffi icently to make him a man of peace for some time to come. "We walk" clubs are all the rage these times and it is thought that with in a few weeks there will be several organizations in town of that name. Last evening a crowd of youngsters in the south end. got together in an old hen coop belonging to one of the neigh bors and formed what they called the "We Walk Social and Athletic associa tion." ine nrst vote passed wag a very cordial indorsement of the posi tion taken by the street railroad strik ers. The chub intends to.hav'e a base ball nine next .summer that will be "out of sight," as one of them told a Democrat reporter,, who heard the noise and looked in through a hole in the coop and Inquired what was up. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Cloalnff Stock Quotations. . " Money on call steady at 4 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 65V4 per cent. Sterling: exchange fairly steady, with ac tual business in bankers' bills at $4.86875 4.87 for demand and at $4.837E4.S3875 for 60 day bills. Posted rates. $4.84V and 14.874.88. Commercial bills, J4.82 4.83: Bar silver, 47c. Mexican dollars, 37c. Government bonds weak. Railroad bonds steady. Closing- prices: Atchison......... Ontario & West.: 38 Ches. & Ohio.... 58 People's Gas ...103 Del. & Hudson.. 173 Reading- 62 Erie 40 Rock Island .... 48 Gen. Electric... 186 St. Paul 178 Lead. 27 . Sugar Refinery .180 Louis. A Nash.. 128 Texas Pacific .. 40 Manhattan Con.163 Union Pacific ..102ft Missouri Pac....ll2 Wabash pref. .. 46 N. Y. Central... 152 West. Union ... 90 New York Markets. FLOUR Firm at old prices; Minnesota patents, $4.1094.30; winter straights, $3.50 8.60; winter extras, $2.803.10; winter pat ents, 3.654. WHEAT Strong and higher again on foreign demand, higher cables and re-' forted French crop damage; May, 8S 3c. ; July, 7980c. RYE Firm; state, G6E7c, c. i. f.. New York; No. 2 western, 69c, f. o. b., afloat. CORN Dull and about steady, following wheat February, 57c: March, 54c. OATS Ruled quiet, but a shade firmer; track, white state, 4315c. ; track, white, western, 43ef45c. PORK Firm; mess, J1818.50; family, $18.5018.75. ' x LARD Steady; prime western steam, 10.40c. ' BUTTER Steady; state dairy, 1825c; extra creamery, 26c. , CHEESE Firm; state, full cream, fan cy, small, colored, fall made, tc.j'late made, S14c; small, white, fail made, 14314c. ; late made, 13c. ; large, col ored, fall made. 14c; late made, 13c; large, white, fall made, 14c; late made, 18c. EGGS Easier; state and Pennsylvania, average best, 25c. ; western, fancy graded, 23c. ... ........ j. SUGAR Raw nominal; fair refining, 3c. ; centrifugal, 96 test, 3 U-16(33c. ; re fined quiet; crushed. 5.36c; powdered. 4.86c. SURPENTINE Steady at fllaKSlc. iO LASSES Firm; Now Orleans, 32 40c. ' RICE Firm; domestic, 46c; Japan, nominal. TALLOW Firm: city. 6c 5 country, 6 BIB IN THE DARK. Cannot Understand Germany's Latest Act o! Bombardment. Editor of St James's Gazette Hopes Americans Will Not Blame the Eng lishThe Second Day of Colonel Iynch's Trial Synch's Counsel Would Have His Trial Take Place in Australia. .. London, Jan 22. The British govern ment is entirely in the dark in regard to th reasons for the aggressive- ac tion of the German naval authorities m . again .. .bombarding . Fort San Carlos; at. the - entrance of "Lake Maracalbo, yesterday The foreign office officials here are apprehensive of the result of the, bombardment. - They say that no decision has yet been reached on' the question, of the. suspension of tue blockade It was hoped that matters would have progressed further before no-v. but this was largely based on the b?Ucf that Minister Bowen ' vyould roach Washington earlier than ho.did. The only press comnient ou the sec ond bombardment of San Carlos a p Ve.".rs in the St Jame.-i Gazette, which repudites the; aggressiveness of lie Germans and says it trusts "tiie Atce; 'enf will understand that, the Cernricn proceedings nru as little ap proved by, the British nation as by theiLS-elves." Diplomatic .circles here are much aroused by the news of the bombard ment, .but the officials of the various embassies seem equally as Ignorant as the foreign office regarding its cause. The helief , prevails that the step ta ken by the German commander will seriously delay the settlement of the questions ' in "dispute. There are many ii.iications that the blockade will not be raised for the present and that the negotiations at Washington will proceed with perhaps a modified form of .blockade or some similar ar rangement as the preliminary basis. London, Jan 22. The court in which Colonel Arthur Lynch, member of par. liament for Galway,' is being tried on the charge of high treason, was again crowded to-day. -After reading the deposition of an American, , Jjewis Handley, who saiii that Colonel Lynch compelled him to take up arms in. be half of the Boers at Glencoe, but who got off through the intervention of the American, 'consul, counsellor ; the de fense submitted that the prisoner was protected, by h the ; naturalization laws. He contended thatfi man was entitled to become an alien at any time, even after the outbreak of war; referred to the war '.of independence; said there were at. least 20,000 men of, British birth in - the American mercantile ma rine, and asserted that , there were twenty million people living In Ameri ca who possessed two . nationalities. Counsel maintained that Colonel Lynch took up arms in behalf of the Trans vaal without " secrecy.; and under - the mistaken belief that the naturalization act permitted this. In any event, it the court decided the prisoner wag a British suibject he ought to be tried in Australia where he was born. The attorney-general, Sir Robert Fin lay, replying for the prosecution, ar gued that Colonel Lynch procured nat uralization for the purpose of fighting against his own country, and added that even could naturalization cover the prisoner's subseqxient actions it could not cover his anterior reason, namely, adhering to the queen's enemies and declaring his ' willingness to ;. fight against her forces.. BEFORE STRIKE COMMISSION. District Superintendent Tells About Shortage of Cars. Philadelphia, Jan 22. .Thomas Thom as, a district superintendent of the Le high Valley Railroad Co, was the first witness before the coal strike commis sion to-day. He tetsifieu tiiat prior to the strike of 1900 the company had no difficulty in getting the contract miners to produce extra cars of coal when necessary to meet the demand. ' After the strike he said the. company was unable to get the men to load more than a ecrtain number of cars each day. . . R. S. Mercur, a district superinten dent of the Lehigh Valley Co, who was on the witness stand yesterday, was re called for cross-examination. He said that in very cold weather the produc tion of coal is sometimes seriously cur tailed because of the shut-down of the breakers. He thought ten hours a day was not too long for a miner to stay in the mines. The witness said he was short of outside laborers at Centralia and could put some at work if he could get them. The rate of pay is $1.43 a day. ROOSEVELT REFUSED PARDON. San Francisco, Jan 22.r-The appeal for pardon made by John M. Neal, a former captain in the United States army, now serving a two years' sen tence at San Quentin for forgery, has been refused by President Roosevelt. Notice of the executive's action has been received by Neal's attorneys. LANSDOWNE HAS INFLUENZA. London, Jan 22. Foreign Secretary Lord Lansdowne is suffering from in fluenza, so his reception ' of important deputations from the i chambers of commerce of the Unite Kingdom for discussing the proposed reciprocity treaty between the United States and Cuba, fixed for to-day, wasj postponed. FIFTY-ONE COWS BURNED. Elizabeth, N. J., Jan 22. Fifty-one cows have been burned to death in a fire which destroyed the large build ings on a dairy farm at Linden, two and a half miles from this city. . IN THE LEGISLATURE. Resolutions Presented Changing the Manner of Representation. Hartford, Jan 22. The first of the at tempts which will be made during this session of the general assembly to re vise the constitution regarding repre sentation was offered by Mr Chatfleld of New Haven in the house to-day. He offered two resolutions, one giving each town one representative and at least one more on the new assignment of sen atorial districts. The other proposes the sliding scale considered by the con stitutional convention last spring. J.; D. Walters of Cheshire and Charles E. Brewer of Waterbury were renominated county commissioners by the New Haven county republican cau cus to-day. Henry Hillman, who con. tested the nomination of Walters, re ceived, two votes, Mr Walters receiv ing twenty-nine.. For judge of the town court of Or ange, Samuel' J. Bryant was renom inated, as was also John Wilkinson for deputy judge. . ' The house was called to order at 11:30 and after receiving a number of resolutions adjourned at 12 o'clock un til nextTuesday morning. A petition was presented by Mr Fiske of Branford that he be authorized to operate a steam' road from Branford to Branford Driv ing park. The senate had a half-hour session to-day. The .nomination of Charles H. Peix of Danbury for county com missioner was confirmed. Alter re ceiving the house 'business the senate adjourned until next Tuesday. INTO AJN OPEN SWITCH. Engineer Killed, and Fireman Hurt One Man Missing! , Fort Scott, Kan, Jan 22. A west bound passenger train on the St Louis and San Francisco railroad, en route from Springfield to Kansas City, ran into an ..open V switch at South Green field to-day and collided with a freight trains Engineer Fred Fisher of tne passenger train! was killed; his fireman, Edward -Gilbert, was fatally hurt, and the express messenger is missing. Gil bert Is a. son of B. N. Gilbert, passen ger agent of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas in this city.- The passengers es caped with a shaking up. , Kansas City, Mo, Jan 22. A special from Springfield says that several passengers were Injured , in the "' 'Frisco wreck at', South Green flel,' and that physicians have left 'for the scene of the;; former point. , A,(; the offices of the Frisco road in Kansas City no details of the wreck had been received up to 9 o'clock.. The wrecked train was the express which left ' Springfield at 11:05 last night and which was due at South Greenfield at 12:29. - '"V ORANGE CROP IS LARGE. Los Angeles, Cal, Jan 22. Railroad officials say that.there will be between 22,000 and 23,000 carloads of oranges "shipped from Southern Calif orniWhis year, and that the fruit is the best ever grown here. ' It promises to be the banner year, .as the most perfect fruit which has ever left the stt& is going out now, and the highest prices ever offered for oranges is being paid in the east, h Unless some unforeseen dis aster occurs it Is safe to calculate that at least $15,000,000 . will be put into circulation in Southern. California. , NEW CURFEW, ORDINANCE. Fulton, N. Y., Jan 22. Fulton's hew curfew ordinance will go into effect to night for the first time. Three taps , will be sounded by the fire alarm at 8 odock, and atfer that time children under the age of 16- will not be allowed on the streets without proper guardian ship. ' , Steel Trait Plans Improvements. NEW YORK, Jan. 22. The presi- ; dents of the subsidiary companies com prising the United States Steel corpora tion are holding day and evening ses sions in this city and will probably not adjourn until the end of the week. More "than ordinary: importance is sup posed to attach to these meetings, be cause they are the first to be held since the corporation announced its profit sharing scheme. Plans involving an outlay of at least $25,000,000 are being I formulated by the' presidents. The money will be used in modernizing certain plants and .concentrating the work of others. Pittsburg, Cleveland and other western cities are expected to figure "extensively in these plans, which are subject to the approval of the finance committee. Amnesty For Haitian Exiles. ' KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 22. Ad vices received from Haiti announce that. President Nord has issued a decree granting amnesty to over a hundred Haitian exiles here. The decree ex cludes the exiled followers of M. Fir min, the leader of the recent revolu tion, who ; was defeated by General Nord.- - About fifty of these are in bad circumstances . and are appealing for local help, President Wilson's Father Dead. PRINCETON, N. J, Jan. 22. The Rev. Joseph R. Wilson is dead at the home of his son, Woodrow Wilson, president of Princeton university. Dr. Wilson was eighty -one years old and was born in Stebenville, O. He was widely known as a Presbyterian min ister and was for thirty years stated clerk of the Southern Presbyterian as sembly. ' - '' ' :' Maucdalen Islands Bought. CHARLOTTETO WN, P. E. I., Jan. 22. The Magdalen islands have been sold to a syndicate of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia capitalists by John T. Coffin: The price paid for the islands was $70,000, and $32,000 additional was paid for the mining rJsrhts. TEACHERS I Chicago Instructors Get In crease of Nearly Half a Million Salaries of a Number of the Teachers and Janitors Restored to Old Figures A Reduction of Five Per Cent Took Place in Theis Salaries a Year Ago. Chicago Jan 22. A salary increase amounting in the aggregate to riearly half a million dollars a year was grant ed to the teaching force of the Chicago public schools by the board of educa tion last night. Of this sum $230,000 wdll be received in advances by the grade and primary school teahcers. The salary of every teacher of these two classes in thesystem was raised$50 a year. . The salary of every head as sistant is raised $50, in addition to the regular schedule advances. Further more.eyery teacher who passes the pro motional tests given by the board will be entitled, to an additional Increase of $50 a year. The salaries' of all principals, high school teachers and department and district superintendents, as well as of all engineers and Janitors in the ser vice, were returned to the old salary schedule .which was in force prior to the 5 per cent reduction of last year. Superintedent Edwin G. Cooley's sal ary was raised from $7,000 to $10,000. A GOLD HEADED '-CANE. Presented to Rev W, J. Slocum by;-A. O. II. Members. : Congress hall was crowded ' last night, the occasion being "the installa tion of the officers of the. different di visions of the A. O. H. It was the largest meeting of the order held in Waterbury. in many years. A feature of the session was the presentation of a gold-headed cane, suitably "inscribed, to Father Slocum as a, mark of es teem from r the Hibernians in Water bury. Professor M. C- Donovan made the presentation speech, to which the recipient suitably, responded. The cane Is a very handsome one . and Father Slocum 'appeared very proud to own it and promised to keep it among his ( cherished possessions as long 1 as he lives.' ' :'" ',-.-". . The installation ceremony was per formed by, County President Timothy Luddy of this city, who performed the work in a most satisfactory manner. Father Sldcum gave a half-hour talk, in the "course of ; which he expressed the hope 'that the fair which the Hi bernians of Waterbury are about to open for the purpose of raising funds to erect a monument in the Hibernian plot at St Joseph's cemetery will be Well patronized and that enough will be raised to make the memorial worthy of the purpose in view., He hoped to see the order prosper and its 'members show by word and deed that -the' dif ferent divisions are composed of God fearing men, ready and willing at all times and on all occasions to stand fpr law and otder and to uphold legally constituted authority In church and state. He paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the late James Meagher, whose conduct he conaitfered worthy of emulation whether as a Hibernian or private citizen and wanted to see ev ery member of the order live up to the standard of good citizenship set by Mr Meagher and others Of his class. Addresses were also made by Dr Martin, Father McGuane and the pres idents of the several divisions, Messrs Talbot. ; Galvin. McMahon.v Whitney, j Sheehan and Birney. There were songs and recitations by members of .'the Ladies' auxiliary, A. O. H., and others. V BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS. Non-Union Men Taking the Place ot Strikers in Lynn. Lynn, Mass, Jan 22. Charles J. Me Morrow, a general organizer of the Boot and Shoe Workers' union, has ar rived in Lynn on a summons from Chi cago by President iTobin of the organ ization. He will Aake general charge of prosecuting the 'fight precipitated against the union by the strike of the Knights of Labor. The non-union men went to the fac tories without serious trouble to-day. The sole demonstration was at the Watson Shoe Co'S factory, where there was considerable hissing and hooting. . The Boot .and Shoe Workers' uniQn put no additional cutters at work this morning, and as yesterday, four of tho ten factories where the strike is on were without a cutting force. The Smallpox scare resulting from news that ' some of the imported men had come from Rochester, N- Y., where an epidemic prevailed, has abated, as the board of health physicians found that the twenty-five men' from Rochester, wth a single exception, had been re cently vaccinated. Haverhill, Mass, Jan 22. Forty-nine turned workmen at Hilliard & Tabor's shoe factory struck to-day, prompted by the Shoe Workers' Protective union, which, like the Knights of Labor in Lynn are fighting the Boot and Shoe Workers' union and which is planning to demand recognition from all local manufactories using the Boot and Shoe Workers' union stamp. Their method would be to order a strike of one firm at a time until they secure their de mand. Well Known Manufacturer Dead. SCHENECTADY, N. Y., Jan. 22. Jethro W. Clute is dead at his home in this city, aged seventy-nine. For many years he was a member of the firm of Peter I. Clute & Sons,' who operated an Iron foundry here for over half a cen tury. 'During the civil war the engine and boilers for the Monitor were built at this foundry, of, which Mr. Clute was then irvwrrietor. Strikers Press Committee Gives Out Some Inside ' '. ' )" Facts. ;--': , ' r BARRETT ASKED AN INTERVIEW WITH SEWELL It Was Refused and the Trolley Manager Went His Way The Morn . . ing the Strike Was Decided Upon Mr Sewell Replied to : , ." a Question of the Strikers, "Is That" What You Woke Me Up For?" The following statement was issued ply with the request of Colonel Burpee by the strikers' -executive committee t othe mayor that each car shall foe iuib miwuuuu;; "On this, the 12th day "of our strike, we find the situation practically un changed from that of yesterday. The men? are firm as ever and In their us ual happy frame of mind, awaiting de velopments coolly and hoping for the best.. ;, ;' , ' ; ... . :. "We have been requested to clear away an impression which has been circulated concerning i.y we struck. It has been intimated that as a union we rallied around some discharged men and because the company would npt take them back, struck.; That is not so. As we have stated time and again we have been, uneasy and frefc ful over grievances . for more than a year and even had these men not been discharged, It was only a question of time when we would , make the de mands we did. We will state, how ever, that the discharge of Mr Bar rett and the other men precipitated the strike. ' ', . . ' "Again, it has been stated that the time Mr Barrett is alleged to have failed to report for work, from Satur day until the following Wednesday, was spent in furthering the interests of the union. We can - prove that during that time Mr Barrett was not out of the city and was not employed In work having connection with' the union.'" fr;'.-, . ' "And now, 'as It seems to be.' the public Inference that Barrett and the other men were discharged 'really for being in saloons with .uniforms on, we think the public should know that the only evidence offered by Manager Sewell of such violations of the rules is. that last August -think of it he knows that Barrett was twice in a sa loon while on duty. If discharging a man in January for what occurred the previous , August , is .considered good and fair business, principles, we fall to see it.. Mr Barrett says he feels in his heart he Is innocentand is willing to leave his case In the hands of a re-' putable committee of citizens, his. fate to bo' decided by their findings. 'The Saturday evening previous fc the strike, Mr Barrett, who had Just been discharged, rode on' the same car as Mr Sewell as far as his residence. When Mr Sewell got off, Mr Barrett also alighted and asked for five mih utes. Interview. He was refused. He begged for three minutes' .interview; for the sake of his manhood and for the eight years both had been together as employer and employe. It was re fused. He was obliged to go back without a chance to speak. 1 A 'few minutes of, Mr Sewell's Jme then might have averted thetrikw "The night that the men 'decided , to strike or the Sunday morning, rather for it was two o'clock before the for mal vote to go out had been taken, before adjournment a . committee was appointed to call ; Mr Sewell by tele phone and tell him of the action. The committee was instructed to also tell Mr Sewell (which they did) that if he had anything to offer of a conciliatory measure, the vote would be rescinded and .the. men would' go back. His re ply to the committee was, "Is that what you woke me up for?" : "We sent the following communica tion to Mr Sewell this morning: "Mr J. E. ' Sewell, General Manager Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co. " -;v-' ,v V-v," o . "Dear Sir: The proposition as sub mitted by you at a conference on the 20th inst has- been laid before our members at 'a full and representative meeting, and we hereby wish to in form you that they unanimously de clined to accept any of the terms of said proposition, save a ten hour day, to be executed inside 12 consecutive hours, the concession granted ' to the barn men of 20, cents per hour, and the snow plow work to be paid 25 cents .per." '. C "C. HORGAN, "H. DENNIS, "J. E.1 COLLINS, " . "Committee." The Freight Handlers 'union met last night and passed, resolutions in favor of the striking trolleymen. Colonel Burpee has been convinced that it is better for Manager Sewell to make his accusation against Mr Bar rett in detail. He has consulted Mr Sewell about making such a statement and it is probable that it may appear any day, probably to-morrow. Everything was quiet on the South Main street line during the noon hour to-day. Crowds of men lined the side, walk from the Benedict & Burnham concern down to Washington street, but there was no disturbance. A num ber of policemen were, doing duty in that vicinity. ' '- City Clerk Ryan and F. O. Peatoody called upon Colonel Burpee last even ing," not to present the case of the strikers, as has been reported, : but merely as frlendg to both sides of the controversy, and if possible to find some way out of , the difficulty. Mr Peabody thinks he has been misrepre sented by the report that he went as a committee from the strikers. He Is a member of the business men's commit tee and it was a coincident thought with him and i Mr Ryan to call upon Colonel , Burpee. . . 1 Commissioner Beach of the board of public safety was asked this noon if the board had taken measures to com. XUUUnea DV a T10liPfimn fnr rvrnWHrm - iixr joeacn sand ne did not know how this could be done unless special oflB cers were sworn in.-. This would cost the city a good deal of money, as eacb man should be paid $2.50 a day. At present the additional protection the company has been given costs the city, . about $25 or $30 a day. A rumor -was current In the north end this morning that a car had been ! run. off the, track by obstructions and, was greatly damaged. The only truth In the report was that a car ran off. the track above Hill street on North Main street Had there been no strike no attention would h,ave. been paid to! this matter for cars run off the track at that point quite frequently. But the .time was ripe for . rumors of dis-; turbance and the air was full of theraj In a short time. , Uponthe accident happening those In charge of the car ran to the nearest store that had ' a telephone. . At first no objection was , made to using the telephone, but when; the storekeeper ascertained that it was non-union mm wished to use it ' and that they, desired , to call up the , car barn to get the wreck crew out ', to their assistance, they were told to leave the store Immediately. This was the reception they got everywhere ) tney applied. The , result was, that they .had . to leave their car as it was, right across the street, until their non-appearance at l Exchange place taueeu leartj ror tneir sarety ana a car was dispatched to them. - With : the assistance thus given they got their car back , on Jhe track, i This Is only another, Instance of the temper of ' the people .toward the trol- ley company. " . . , . The Strides of Methodism. , CHICAGO, Jan. 22. One million five hundred . thousand ' converts , have been made by , the Methodist' Episcopal church during the four years of the twentieth century thank offering move ment. This Is the spiritual accomplish-, ment to be placed in church, ahijala alongside of the $20,000,000 for benevo lences raised through the Same move-' ment- . - - Venice Votes Repair FmAa. VENICE, Jan. 22. The municipality of Venice has voted a further credit of $70,000 to be devoted to" the restoration ' of historic buildings." AJ total .'of $200,- Q00 will be spent to this end. CITY NEWS. The new officers of Ivy tempi, Rathbone Sisters, ' were Installed last ! night. ; : '',;.,- ' There will be a short business meet ing of the Catholic Women's association t before the social session this evening. Peter McDonald was arrested this ) morning charged with intoxication and I resistance. ; His arrest took place in ; Brooklyn. It took the united efforts of Officers Dowling and HIckey to sub due him. Joseph Bottomley of Cherry street ) and Miss Elizabeth Shea of Magill street were marnea xxus morning at j the Immaculate Conception church by Father. Slocum. Joseph Gagain waa ' best man, and Miss . Esther Shea, the ' uriue o Busier, was uuuu oi xionor. Miss Beatrice Herford, sister of the well known Oliver Herford, appeared in monologue before a fair sized audk; ence in Leavenworth hall last evening Miss Herford, who seldom - gives en tertainments in public, was persuaded to come to Waterbury, for. the benefit ) of the day nursery. ' t Leon M.' Woodruff ' of . Naugatuck, . grand master of the Masonic grand lodge of Connecticut, ; has ;; appointed thi Rev F. T). , "RiioTcIav n pranil rhnn. J lain and Randolph B. " Chapman as i grand steward. Rev Dr Buckley is the : popular rector of Trinity church, this . city, and Mr Chapman is head book- j keeper in the office of JL N. Blakeslee, j and is held in high esteem by all who know him. William D. Neville,' 63 years of age, died this noon at his home, 20 Bronson street, after a short Illness. Besides his widow, he leaves three daughters ' and one son, Mrs James Gorman, Kath- erme, Margaret and John Neville. The , deceased has been a resident of Water-' bury for many years and was a well known landscape gardener. ? He was employed by most of the leading fami lies of the city. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock . with a requiem mass at St Thomas's church. Interment will be in St Jos- "'1 eph's cemetery. , .'...' : ": Company G of this . city and Com- ' pany I of Merlden not only lead the companies of the Second regiment, CJ. N. G., in standing for the month, of; December, but also have the highest : marks In the entire brigade. The stand- ing of the companies of the Second reg-; iment Is as follows: - A 96.99; B,. 88,41; ; C, 92.06; D, 85.45; E. 85.13; ,F 95.59; G, ' 98.89; H, 84.87; I, 9S.S9; K, 95.90. The4 average standing of the companies . in the four regiments is as follows: First, 90.25; Second, : 92.47; i Third, ; S0.45: Fourth, 8G.39. Hereafter all Janitors of :,;"thr'-7.:7state arm-. oriea will have the title of pos ord-, nance sergeants and will wear the uwl- J lorms of that office. James ward is janitor of the local armory.