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AVATERBURY. GONN. FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS. THIRTEENTH DA Y -SE WELL : REMAINS MUM VOL. XVI, NO. 11 OF STRIKE- Says He Has Nothing to Say For the Newspapers or to Them. PRESIDENT A. M. YOUNG iN TOWN AGAIN. Closeted with Manager Sewell this Morning The Manager Re fused to Make Known what Transpired Sewell Says It is Now Up to ' Colonel Burpee to Make a Statement. , , , "Excepting a few more cars being . put on to-day there were no develop ments in the trolley' men's strike. Last evening the president of the company, A. M. Young, was in town and it was said his visit was connect ed with the strike, but apparently it was not. At least no effects fromit ' were apparent up to this - afternoon. Even .on that point Manager Sewell .would not speak definitely. , All he would say was that he had' seen by the papers that Mr Young was in town. v :y : ' r v : ''. ."',": " This morning it was impossible to see Mr Sewell at his office on Bank street. It was said he was closeted. with Mr Young and could not be dis turbed. About noon Mr Sewell was at liberty and he was asked if there were any developments in the, strike. "I have nothing to say for the news papers .or to them." he replied, "only , that' yesterday afternoon about '5 o'clock I received a communication from the men informing me that they had not accepted the offer of settle- . ment I made them last Tuesday even ing. That is all that I know of to 'day.'J . . v;-;Av:,'.n , He was asked when he expected to icret the trolley ; system in full opera- , that was in another . man's ' hands. "But we are getting along vey , well," fhe said; "we are satisfied with fhe pro gress we are making, and thatfs a good .thing, isn't It?" -v! ' A. : ''He was asked If he had any state ment to make regarding the statement . of Mr Barrett refuting the charges of ' Mr Sewell. . He replied that he had nottgo far. ;. . , ' "Well,-. Colonel Burpee has spoken Jo you about It, has he not?" , . X :"If'be has If sup to Colonel Burpee,' then, to do the rest of it,", said Mr 'Sewell.. " ':'Hl',-I'-lK i '-'::'. ;;; ;', ( "Cojoner Burpee I told me';-yesterday - war ; yon woum , , prooabiy make a . 'statement regarding this point -in-the strike, for publication tqrday.". iv ; ! .ynokjjfi' i Colonel Burpee,1 I. suppose, will take care -of " that.": '.;i-';.rft7 ",'-"''-'"- "Well, 1 Mr Sewell," said the scribe: This Is the pqlnt the public is clamor ing for information about. - You have made your charges. Mr Barrett has 'denied them and also has asked to be heard, by a public committee," ' i "I have: no more to say. for the nev$ papers," , said Mr Sewell, and then he . took the elevated road in the Odd Fel lows' building for Colonel Burpee's of ., flee.'- . ': 'j;. r('' :; ; , - ' " . , ' i . To-day the company, made the big gest effort since the' strike to get the ; .tuu, By stem.,, m operation.. -. cars ran ' east as far as the Sacred Heart church and" as far as the railroad bridge on Bank- street Superintendent Stark r said this morning that very soon' he expects to have the full system run- . ning., .v.. ',";' ,' m , ,r ,. '. : -. ' V: Very near to the regular complement . of i. cars ran to-day and almost . on i. schedule time. But there was no per ceptible Increase , in the passenger v traffic all the forenoon. About 'noon eight cars, or a ljttle more than the us ual number, met on Exchange place. D.ttrlng. the forenoon it was ' generally reported that the1 officials of the fac- . tories would make an effort ' to . have : their, help use the cars.7 In one or two places . where (the help . had been al lowed fifteen ' minutes additional to the dinner; hour this time was taken nfP 'fnr fho nnrnnsp. H won rnnrttw1 nf inducing the help to take the cars. It is very probable, however, there was ' no truth in this report. . . However, .whether true -or not, the Increase in traffic was not noticeable. When the eight cars njet In Exchange place It was easy to count the passen gers. They did not exceed fifty. The I usual number of cars Is fourteen and every one of them is over crowded. So . that taking all the happenings of the day into consideration it may be " said there was no change from ' the condition of the situation since The ftart. .. ' . ' ' The Protestant clergymen of the city imet in the Y. M. C. A. parlors last night to discuss the situation, but gave ut nothing for publication. Two cars collided on South Main street this noon near the watch shop. Nobody was hurt but the fenders and bulkheads were badly battered. It was quite a crash and just a little more would have brought the vesti bules together with sufficient force to knock them Into, smithereens. ' " Butchers' union, local No 205, at a meeting held last night, voted to as sess each member the sum or lu cents, the same .to be devoted to the , aid of 1 . ... - i 1 - striding employes, iub uuiuu u massed resolutions of sympathy and voted to fine any member $25 who should bo proved as having ridden on a car while handled by non-union men , Burton G. Bryan, president of the Fourth National bank, a director of the company, sai'cljthat since the com pany became absorbed by the United as Improvement Co. which is practi cally the Standard Oil Co, the local di rectors have not had much say in the management, and that the settlement of the strike Is virtually in the hands of one of the directors residing in Philadelphia, whose name he could not recall.;. v. The Ladles' auxiliary, A. O. H., held .n Interesting meeting in K. of C. hall iast evening. Five new members were Initiated, and several propositions for membership were received. The aux Mary passed a vote . supporting the trolley men in their present strike, and resolutions giving the men both moral and financial support were adopted. It was voted to assess 25 cents a member during; the continuance of the strike. One of , the non-union "men is said to be the son of a wealthy man, and, that his present condition is the result of forging his father's name to a check for a large amount. Whether this is true or not, the man puts up an ap pearance to surround Ihimself with such a halo. He wears clothes of the latest cut Jhe baggy trousers so distinctive of the college man,; and the pipe," the everlasting pipe with 1 the bent stem. With hig hands in his trousers pockets, his coat, up in the rear and his black hair as long as conventionality allows, he would ; certainly be taken for the species of mankind accepted as the col lege man. How the strikers came to have this knowledge of him they .can not say, except, that they heard it. And a peculiar thing about this matter 19 that the strikers seem to know a great deal about all the non-union men-,,-;', It was said to-day that, fellows are going around the outskirts of the city representing .themselves as striking trolleymen and asking assistance to help them keep up the fight for fair treatment from thB company. If this be true those who are engaged in the business are frauds and people should not be imposed upon by them. , The striking trolleymen are not In want and -they are not likely to be, for even though they never managed a car again they are all bright, smart young men and are able and willing to turn their hands " to ' something ' else. This is In line with the allegations that trolley men are.watching women shoppers and endeavoring , to prevent storekeepers from selling' them anything. No mat ter what one; may think of the merits of -the question at issue -in this strike, it is nothing more than" justice to the strikers 'to say that, they are behaving themselves ; In A-credttaible .manner. . If tals Mory Ia.true, and It is vouched for by a " reputable ' physician In this city, the. methods' pursTied "by traction companies in general are not commend able; One of the non-union men brought ito '-lhis city and who did. not remain long when tie reached, here, was on the train to New York when It is said he told the following story "to a physician of this city who got into con versation with him. He , would have remained at. work here had . the condi tions been satisfactory. The' pay was good enough, but the quarters down at the barn were not to his. liking. He was one of a number ' of - professional strike breakers who were always on the payroll of the traction companies. These latter; he said, have a general office in New York or Boston and those offices keep so many men on the pay rolls of the various companies. They receive .$9 a week when they, are not employed in breaking strikes and $2.50 a day when employed at work such as is going on In this city now. It was a pood job, he said, as you receive nay whether you work or not, and when you do work you get rood, pa v. "I hope, ' said Edward X. Frisbie, Sr,' to a Democrat reporter to-day, "to see this strike' settled soon and the men back at their old jobs. The trolleymen have .always treated me- with great courtesy. Whenever I happened to be out with a skittish horse the motormen invariably kept a close watch, on. his movements and managed to slow up the car until I got past. I often wished the fellows running automobiles would show the same consideration for a man who was trying to manage a spirited horse." " In reply to a ; question as to what would be the outcome of the Jars now going oU between labor and. capi tal. Mr Friable remarked - that these things would right themselves In time and that those who will come after us will not find the situation as difficult of solution as ' we do. He thought there were many tilings we believed and practiced 'when we - were ' boys which might have been wrong, but be cause they suited the times nobody found fault. Mr Frisbie Is too con servative to express an opinion on the merits of the trolley strike In Ws.ter- bury. but being a man of peace It Is no guesswork to state that he should be pleased to se this cruel war over and thineg moving along as usual. The strikers are greatly annoyed by the false reports that have been pub lished during the past few days. They are of the opinion, too. that their pub Ikiation was not the result of accident, but; actual wilfulness with the purpose of damaging the strikers' interests; The executive committee said this morning that all they ask from the public and press is a square deal. 'They cite the accident on North Main street yester day, a car running off the track, as an instance. The actual facts were pub llshed in the Democrat yesterday that the incident wag an accident pure and simple, that It was not the first car that.Wt the tracks at that point and that no extraordinary attention would have heen paid to it had it happened under normal circumstances. Since then, however, it has been published that the accident was due to a number of railroad ties being placed on the tracks by boys. Even allowing this to be so, the men say there was no excuse for the accident, that the motorman had a straight road before him anc could have easily seen the ties and stopped his car. But ' there wpre no ties on, the track. Had there been the car would have been damaged, the men say. PANIC IN CIGAR FACTORY, Three Women Were Killed and Several Injured. Ire Started in an Adjoining Building and Started a Stampede In . Cigar WorksIn a Wild Rush for Fire Es capes the Weaker Ones Were Tram pled Under Foot. f New York, Jan 23. Three women were killed and' five women and one man were severely , Inj ured in , a panic in .Leopold Miller &, Ssons cigar tactory on Urosiuy street- toiay, as a result of a fire in, an .adjoining Duaiding. Tjhe deaths arei .Jennie Messino,5 years; ji annie iierstaaerg,- years, ana -mxa Mary Sparoa, 25 .yeirs. ' ; " ' The names , from, the burning DuUd ng beatagainst"'the walls of the fac tory, causing Ta . panic,, among; the 500 men, women andbbys at work- there. Theie was a wild rush for the fire es capes ait the front ahd rear ends of the building, in which the weaker were trampled dawn by the stronger. , The men when they reached the sec ond story did not wait for the ladders to be raised, but pushed women off to the ground," about fifteen feet below, and leaped themselves. In this way many , women were more or less in- j ured. The worst scenes were on the stairways by wnich crowds of panic stricken employes tried to escape from the building. The men : shrieked and knocked down and trampled upon , the women. .At the third! story had itnot Deen for. the timely arrival of, the po lice the death list would have been much longer. The officers climbed over the heads of the crowd, reached the third jstory ind succeeded by pushing the men aside in making a passageway ror the women. When the policemen and the fire department had cleared the uuuuing xne Domes or tne three . aeaa women .and tlie injured were found. ANOTHER 'GIFT FOR YALE. ' New Haven. Jan 23. -Itv was an nounced to-day that Frederick -w.Van- derbilt had signified his intention of giving another dormitory building to Yale for the Sheffield scientific school. Tho style of architecture will be sim ilar to the other Vanderbilt dormitory wmcn has just Deen begun. . ' v ! BODY -.IDENTIFIED." ' Milford, Jan 23. The body of the man found dead yesterday beside the tracks of .the New York,' New ;Haven and Hartford railroad, was identified to-day as Daniel Cotter of New Ila- COL LYNCH IS DECLARED GUILTY. He Was Given Death Sentence on His Sentence Will London, ' Jan 23.-When the trial : of Colonel Arthur Lynch, memiber of par- liament for Gal way, on the charge of high treason, was resumed to-day, counsel for the defense began summing mm There was no attempt to deny that Colonel Lynch - supported the Jioers, but counsel contended that his natural-' izaitlon was in no way prompted by treasonable intent and was solely for the advantage he would thus secure for Journalistic purposes. Subsequent ly the defendant actively supported the Boer cause in. the belief that he was a legally naturalized burgher. Replying for the prosecution the so licitor general, Sir Edward Carson, maintained that Colonel Lynch joined the Boer army as a discontented Irish man, "thereby committing a most cow ardly and most serious act of treason. is naturalization, continued the solicitor general, was only a flimsy , pretext. Counsel then proceeded to - detail the prisoner's alleged acts of adherence to his country's enemies. ; . The : lord chief t justice summed up very briefly. He said that if in war COLONEL r ' : - - r 4' ' STONES ON THE TRACKS Naugatuck Line Motorman Had to Push Them Off. Crowd of Work Girls Guyed Him and . Cheered Him On The One Passcn ger on the Car Scolded the Girls for Being so Saucy. One of the motormen on the Nauga tuck line had to try the muscle of his brawny .arm and the strength of Ms body to-day. : During the noon hour s6me person or persons placed four or five big ' boulders on the tracks on South Main street near the street which leads to the baseball grounds at Riverside park. A number of, girls, most of whom are employed at Smith & Griggs, saw them and they waited for the car to come along. Shortly before 1 o'clock 1 came along, the mo torman stopped the car, jumped off and started to roll the stones off the tracks. He had to use all the strength that he could muster to do so. While he was doing it the crowd, which ' numbered about 100, kept guying him, and he responded not a word, but somebody else did. ; There was one lone passenger on the car, a man .who is said ; ' to be ' an office employe of Smith & Griggs. . He went out on the back platform and expressed his mind very freely in condemning the actions of the crowd. - It Is not known whether he accused them of putting the stones on the tracks, but if he did, he made a mistake.-Four or five little boys, who were viewing things from a distance, might have told him who put the' stones there. ' OPERATORS TESTIFY, Philadelphia, Pa, Jan 23. The .inde pendent operators of the upper coal fields' began calling witnesses - to-day beforp the ' coal strike cofami'sslon. There are about thirty of these com panies before the committee. The first witness was Howell Harris of Scran ton, a mining engineer, employed at the National colliery of the William Con noll Coal Co. ' He had observed min ing in the ' mituminous fields, , and ' he said that work was heavier In the hard coal regions than in the soft coal. But the cramped positions In which, soft coal miners must work, he said, were more tiring. The witness said that'sor clal i snrroundings "ere better' in the hard coal fields than in the bituminous. The Connell company, he said, .had.no blacklist. Four Counts It is Thought Th at Later Be Commuted, time a British subject joined the king's enemies,' whatever his purpose, he was guilty of an unlawful act. Naturaliza tion .during war time; afforded no ex cuse whatever for. subsequent acts. There was abundant evidence,. he said, of overt acts in aiding the king's ene mies. ;k v;;v;.j ;".;'", r;:v'-!:''."; vp; ' The jury after having been out half an hour returned a verdict of guilty. , When asked , if he had anything' to say as to why he should not be sen tenced to death, Colonel , Lynch -e-plled: "Thank you. I will say noth: ing." :-':-:,-.; -J:t , The sentence of death was passed on each of the four counts In the Indict ment. ' rh' :;,f ' vv ' , 'i- ; : The prisoner then bowed to the court and was removed in custody. - Lynch throughout bore himself with unfaltering composure and walked out steadily between the Jailers. He passed the bench where hi 8 wife and other relatives were sitting. Mrs Lynch has bpen given permission to see her hus hand. Although formally sentenced to be hanged, his sentence will probably do -commuted ARTHUR LYNCH, SENATORSICY. He Defends His Position on The . Labor Question. SAYS HE HAS DONE MUCH. Asks That the Man That Has Done More Be Pointed Out to Him Asks That He Be Not Insulted Because He Happens to Be a Republican.; To the Editor Waterbury . Democrat: . Dear Sir: My attention has been called to a , little editorial that ! ap peared in your paper recently in which this expression occurred: "While the working men continue to vote for men whose interests are diametrically opposed to their own, just so long will they be fooled with gold bricks." Now, I suppose I ought not to take offense at this, as In war and politics all methods are fair; but being new I in politics I am a little disturbed when a reputable newspaper tells Its readers that when they voted for . me they bought. a gold brick, o ; - I make no claim to political wisdom, but I believe my record for the past twenty years in this city as a fair and honorable employer of labor entitles meto more consideratioh even from a democratic paper. c . , The company which 1 represent has In the past ten years taken in ten, of our workmen as stockholders, thereby adding to their ; wealth over $25,000. Your; correspondent has done a few other ' things for the wage-earners of the city during the past t5Venty years for; which he wants no compliments, but which hey believes should be suifl clent to saveihim from insults both from those strikers who do not think as he does and from those who differ with him on political methods. If you think, that any , of my demo cratic predecessors from , this . district have done more for the wage-earner of this city, I should be j pleased to know their names. , 1 ' . ' : s CORNELIUS TRACY. ' Senator Tracy's friend has V' given him the wrong tip. There was no edi torial squib in our columns such as is referred to. ( The senator should take the i Democrat every . night and be abreast of the times. We believe there was a, reference ;of "some' sort ,in the labor column to men who do not prove to be what was expected of them when put. to. the test-' The Democrat has given no opinion on this matter up to the present, tj We can. . assure; the sena tor, however, from what we know of the labor element; In this city,. that If he is looking for. a chance to air " his grievances andj his; good deeds, he wll And 1 labor champions enough to give him a go.. The senator shied his cas tor, into the ring, and he must not ex pect to have the arena all to himself. The Democrat has. used Mr Tracy very fairly, at all times, giving him . the credit that, is due him,; and though ' a republican we threw no mud at hlni in the recent campaign. Ed. ' ', ' A number of persons from this city will attend the annual ball ofrOJeda council, Knights of Columbus, in Naug atuck to-night. James II. Heffrin. aged 22 years, died this morning at his home on North Cooke street. He is survived by his father and .brother. The funeral of William D. Neville will take place from the family resi dence on Bronson street to St Thomas' church to-morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock. !;.. :v.-; ; '-V . ,V;"' - , :r' ;,; Special - forecast for Connecticut: Fair to-night: colder in west portions; Saturday fair, probably followed by snow or rain during night; fresh west erly winds, becoming variable Satur day. afternoon.;:;"f -r;.');:', ;;,', ', - ';:,':;;. George IS. Boyd, the real estate and insurance man, received a ' check " to day from the assistant secretary of the treasury ; for the sum of $40,000, the same being payment for the new post office site on Grand street. , At the Church of the Immaculate Conception Sunday at the ,10:30 mass. Organist Bonn, by special request, will repeat Hayden'sv imperial mass, which on a recent Sunday was ren dered for the first time in, this city. Henry Close and Rody Tessier were arrested this afternoon at 3:15 for drunkenness by Officer, Moore. Tes ter's drunk not only caused his arrest, but it' will probably cost him $10 from the Bartenders' league, . of which ho is a member, for ridiug on thecars. He rode on the Bast Main street line to-day. William E. Quigley of this city has ap plied for a patent for a new heating device which promises to eclipse any-1 thing of the kind yet seen. It can be attached to any ordinary gas jet and can be used to' heat a room or to cook if a person is in a hurry. What makes the article still more valuable is the fact that It costs but very little money and bums but Very little gas. It is called the Ferno heater and the inven tor will have them on exhibition this evening in the center. The board of assessors will be in ses sion from f o'clock this afternoon until 9 o'clock ito-nlght. They will work a full day to-morrow, commencing at 9 ln'the morning and remaining in. ses sion until noon, when they will take a recess until 2 o'clock in the afternoon so as to have lots of time to walk to and from their homes. After dinner they. wWl hear: all who appear before them until '5 o'clock, when they will have another two hours off. On re assembling they will keep at It as long as there Is anybody to be heard. To morrow will be the last day for hear ing people who desire to be heard be fore the board of relief and people who the opportunity go by will stand no how In cae thy: want A try their luck later with the aldermen. Strike Committee Lays Case Before Public for the ' Thirteenth Time. ', SET OF RULES PREPARED BY THE STRIKERS ,.',.;.';' -'.;.:7";,;;;.?''.;-,';,:ii' ',; mmmm mmm T. ""T-:;' c ;-;;-'' , . Clergymen Asked to Be Informed About the Facts of the Case Are,Not Taking Sides, but Would Like to Have the Whole , V Matter Submitted to a CommitteeStrikers Willing, The strikers executive committee gave out the following statement this afternoon: . . , , "To-day is the thirteenth day of the strike, and at this writing the situation remains atoout the same as yesterday. .-"While the executive committee was preparing its statement' for, the press yesterday, ' we were waited upon by three prominent clergymen, ; whose names we are not at liberty to divulge. They stated to us that they . came to us not as taking sides with the company and not as taking-sides , with our men. Thexjvantetl to lenovy if we were will ing to lay, all the evidence we possess in substantiation of oir position before a volunteer committee representing the public,' the volunteer .committee to place against that evidence the testi mony and proof of the trolley company. When the evidence of both sides had been secured.-the volunteer committee would present the situation over their signed names to the public, which would then be ini a position to thorough ly place the blame where it(belongs and acc accordingly une clergymen , in formed us that they, and a-large p6r tlon of the public also, had been led to believe from what they; had read on the trolley company's side of the argu ment "that the discharged, men were let go because of drinking while' on duty and ; for i drunkenness. They ; ,' also thought the inference was ; broadcast that on the three days Barrett was ab sents from w.prk , he was out of , town booming the trolley union. Also that the strike had been declared ' by ,i the men in a spirit of enthusiasm and "be cause the company ha.A demanded and taken , its right to discharge men who had seriously violated the rules. When the; volunteer! committee heard the men's side of the cap' they must have, been surprised, but they stated that if what we said could be backed up by prpof it would be a great benefit to have such a committee as they "suggest ed appointed. .We 'left, the committee of clergymen with the understanding that we would bring tHie matter up, ai the meeting of tho union yesterday af ternoon. " ,. V !v J... , t At 5 o'clock; after roll call had been taken and every man accounted for, our committee reported the above mat ter to the men. .The action we con templated resulted. Our report was accepted t and the proposition 'of the clergymen , ratified r unanimously. As one man expressed himself, We want all the light we can have, thrown upon this strike and its causes.'' Our com mittee reported the , action of the men to the volunteer clergymen last nleht. 'This moiViing the ;: clergymen's committee , came to our commltte, and asked us: , 'Wiir, you, abide, bv the de cision of our volunteer committee as regards; Barrett and Kelly, after thoroughly- investigating both: sides, leav ing the balance of your demands just as they now. stand without interfer ence from us?' We informed the gen tlemen that we would bring that ques tion before the body at 10 o'clock-this morning, which we did. It was voted unanimously to accept the proposition of the clergy and to abide by their de cision as far as Barrett and Kelly was concerned. We think the public will acknowledge that, these actions were-as fair as anyone could expect. The committee has promised, in case the company refuses to submit their evidence to them, that they will make public the . matter over their own slg-' natures not over signatures in the way of nom de plumes, for which we have only contempt. - ; m j "Now here is a proposition which, If the Connecticut Railway & Lighting company will accept, will be the means of starting the cars with the old men back, to-morrow morning. ""As above outlined, the case of Barrett and Kel- ley are left with the clergymen's com mittee. That eliminates that;', part of the difficulty. As will be seen, ; most of this proposition has 'already been acted on. .Let, the, public glance over this carefully "and see how easily the present difficulty could be settled if the other side . oared : to concede us something;- .;A ' ' . , , 'Memorandum of Agreement entered Into between the Connecticut Railway & Lighting Co, party of the first part, and the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes of America, Division J93, of Waterbury, Connecti cut, party of. the second part. O "Section 1. That in the operating lines of the party of the first part, both parties hereto agree that all busi ness shall be transacted between the properly accredited officers of each party hereto. (To be left to arbitra tion.) i .; ' ' :,:-V'-;'- : r : Sec 2. All regular and extra motor men and conductors ' ' shall , receive ( ) per hour. (Willing to leave to arbitration.) '. , . "All snow plow work to be 25c per hour. (Already conceded by Manager Sewell.) .,.,..,'.'..' . "All barn men to receire 20c per hour, save foremen who are not in cluded in this agreement. (Already conceded by Manager Sewell.) s . "Sec 3. Ten in ' 12 consecutive hours shall constitute a day's work. (Already conceded by Manager Sew ell.) -' -V - -;;"":;"" ;v',, "Sec 4. AH men shall have their re spective places on list, same as before striked (This has practically been con ceded by Manager Sewell.) "Sec 5. All difficulties hereinafter existing between tho . parties hereto shall be settled by the respective com mittee appointed by tho parties hereto. (We are willing to leave this to arbitra tion.) ' '.'Now. let the public weigh the mat- ter in its mind and see If we are not now and have been from .the start willing to do our share and more to bring this strike to a settlement" . Last evening an offer was made by, the Rev Dr Anderson; Rev Mr Stock dale and the Rev Mr Zelther to havo the individual case of , President Bar rett submitted : to arbitration. Their plan is to have the matter heard by a committee of three or as many citizens as the strikers : may decide upon, and their decision, shall be final, The ex ocutl ve committee 5 of . the ;' strikers seemed to favor the idea, for one of them said the, matter would be brought up at, the meeting held this forenoon. Though tp-day was . the" first day since the strike- began that the cars were run on the East Main street Hue, there was" ho violence of any. natureT Of course 'during the noon hour thero was quite a, few policemen out that way, yet each one states that It was the quietest section which he has boon in during the strike.. : They experi enced no trouble and the people didn't attempt to make any. Two cars wera runjtt the noon ho.ur for tho accommo dation of the employes of the Scovill Manufacturing Co. . The first car h.nl about sixteen passengers, all but two of whom are bosses or office employe of the concern. - , . , - i A .resident-of Oakyille,rode on tho trolley cars the other night and durlii. the course of the ride he 'fell Into cou versation with ,the conductor, one ol the would-be strike breakers. During the conversation, the strike-breaker spoke his mind as follows: ''.Why lv we take the place of the strikers? Be cause we are able to do better, to get more wages than working at a regular employment. In the present case we are receiving $2.50 a day and our board and lodging free. ,Our hours are short and we don't have to work at night. If we., had a regular employment wo wouldn't receive more.than $2 a day and wonHd have to work much ha rely r and longer. Working as we are dolnr now we can sn.ve our money. We havos no necessity for spending it : Even if we wish to purchase , things 'ipeoplo wouldn't sell to us If they knew' wo were strike breakers, therefore we can save nearly all our wages Of course we are cut off for the time being from all intercourse with other1 people. But we can stand that easily enough. After the strike is over and the strikers re turn to their old places and we are dis charged, we leave the city and then we canhave a fine old ; time- with tho money which we have saved." ' Regarding " -the numerous reporla about boycotting and the alleged letters , which have appeared in aome of tht ! papers on1 that matter, the striker8 sny they have not authorized a boycott 'an. I are therefore hot responsible for ths acts of Individuals. They say, the.r. have yet . to hear of a single story o boycotting founded on fact, and assum ing that such can be shown, they, defy the whole town to prove them responsi ble for it. Such Is the statement o t many of the men. President Barret made a statement to this effect: "The ( union has not declared ' ; a hoycot t against the company1, nor has it evwi j hinted at such a course. So that If any-1 thing of that kind has taken place, j which we greatly doubt, for. we would have heard of it, we cannot ho blamed for it. 1 As in the assault upon the com pany's barn last week, the ston throw- ' ing in Naugatuck and' on South Main street, the blocking of the tracks and all such conduct, some people are very glad to blame the" strikers for all this, and now they add boycotting. But w are not responsible for it and therefore should not be blamed. . We know thwc are people who would tiy to boycott othei-s merely for the sake of trying to get hack ajt the strikers and to hurt their cause.' The company has refused to listen to us, and therefore we think it. unfair and we cannot eee how any union man or his family can ride on the company's cars.' Remember, we have not asked them not to ride. They have all voted to give their moral and financial support without our asking them, and they are giving It us. . ,Tha is all I have to say about these reports of boycotting." j - - ' , BAKERS STILL OUT. Danbury, Jan 23. No settlement of the strike of the Bakers' union was ef fected to-day and the bakers are still out1 The proprietors of some of the places went to their shops and baked their own bread last night Others had bread brought in from other places. No cakes or pies were in evidence in the stocks.. ;" ... . ... ,;.' .'. .; A CALL TO ARMS. Venezuela, via cable, Jan 23. Th president of the state of Maracalbo has by a decree published last night called to arms all citizens from , 16 to GO years of age, in order to resist the possible landing of German force. .5,200 men lmmediaely answered tho call. . WALSn IS HELD. nartford, Jan 23. In the police court this morning probable cause was found aeainst Charles Walsh of New f York for the theft of a diamond ring- valued at $200 from the Stevens Jew elry store last month. ) Bonds were fixed at $1,500. D. H. Ticrncy has bought from John B. Taaffe of New York, .a houso and ivo lots on Bellcvlew avenue, as no. investment. I . r