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VOL. XVI, NO. 11
Says He Has Nothing to Say For the Newspapers
or to Them.
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.
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.
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. . '
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-
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
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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. '
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
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
He Defends His Position on The
. Labor Question.
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
' 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
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. ',
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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 - - ' ,
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.. ;" ... . ... ,;.' .'. .;
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. .
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 .

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