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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. XVI, NO. 47 TWENTIETH DAY OF THE TROLLEY STRIKE. Attorney Byrne Appears at Strikers' Meeting With a Proposition That He Thought Might Lead to Settlement SAYS HE DIDN'T His Proposition Was the Same Old One, However, and Was Rejected The Men Demands Are Just and Will Not Recede Strikers Issue Daily Statement Manager Seweil a Pointer About His New Hired Help. At last night's meeting of the strik-1 lug trolleymen, Attorney M. J. Byrne wHa Erlven lpa-re to "address them. He said that while he was not authorized by anybody whatsoever to say what he had come to say, he felt sure that the overtures he had In mind would be acceptable by ' the company and he hoped they would be adopted by the men. Then he began his speech, cov ering ground that has already, been gone over and over without any pros, pect of peace being arrived at. He said he felt sure that if the men would take the reinstatement of Barrett and Kelly out of the question they could return to work in the positions and at the old rate of wages , they had when the strike began. It should be agreed beforehand, however, that Mr Seweil and a committee from the men should consider the question of granting them the demanded increase in. their wages, 1 cents an hour, and that if they could not agree during the ensuing week the matter should ! be left to a committee which should '-' be agreed upon before their return to work.- Mr Byrne repeated that be had no authori ty to make this suggestion; that he was not looking for any publicity or dis tinction in making it. , He had no axe to grind and he only represented him self. - The men asked if be bad macie this suggestion to Mr Seweil or any representative of the company, and Mr Byrne said toe had not. Hie men there upon stated that by accepting such a proposition they would be giving every thing and " getting nothing: in return. They would recall to Mr Byrne's mind that Mr, Barrett has already been de- against him by Mr Seweil, by two com mittees representing jthe public, one formed of clergymen and the other of members of the.Business.Men's.assocl ation. Why, then, should they elim inate Barrett and Kelly from the dis pute. ; Mr Seweil dn his letter ,of the llttvthey said, claimed to "have grant ed them some of the. demands they made; that is, agreed to give all, the barn employes 25 cent an hour and allow; 25 cents an hour, for work on the enow plow. These were very small matters, hardly -worth any considera tion at all, for some of the barn em ployes are now paid more than 20 cents an hour and work on the snow, plow Is not done only two or three times each ' winter. Should the men then eliminate Barrett and Kelly, throw them down, cast - them, aside, in. fact. . for that is what they should do by ignoring them in any proposition of , settlement ' on these terms? ' The concessions would be unequal,' and the inequality would be on their-side, if they withdrew, Bar rett and Kelly from the issue. In this way the matter was discussed, after vhich it was tabled. , Manager Seweil apparently , b eli eves that his nonruniori employes are little angels. He would not: believe a -reporter's story ... that he saw i men in cha rge of a car on South Main street make offensive gestures at some of the strikers this morning. , In the opinion of a great many people it is such con duct as this that engenders bad feeling and trouble. . - ' " . . A young man employed ; as book keeper in one of the factories had to wait for his supper last night. He is one of the many that never rode on the cars before the strike, but since then has ridden every day, it is said on free passes.- The waitress in the restaurant where he dines knew, this, and as she and the restaurant em ployes in general are strike sympath izers, she determined to make her cli ent wait for his meal. She kept him on the frozen pond half an hour, and he thought it so long that he was get ting grey. 7',': Last night was a quiet one in the affairs of the trolleymen' s strike. The rainy weather had the whole evening to itself, keeping ' in doors those who were inclined to make things warm for the non-union men. Cars rah. on all rnn rinon ot ravvr nur i i h i,ini' mi i n k branch without any lnterierenee save ; in one place, West Main street. Glass was broken in the windows, of one car on that line, but the damage does not amount to much. , A few dollars will pay for it. The stone throwing was done "by small boys, whose objection to non-union men running the cars has feot yet been subdued. They have formed the only element of disturbance in the strike so far. ; v ; . Mr Seweil appeared to be in, good humor this morning Yesterday . he spent in Cheshire superintending the starting of cars oer the new line there and everything went satisfactorily. He stated that all the non-union men have accepted the schedule rate of pay be ginning at 18 cents an hour for six months, when they will be advanced to 19 cents an hour, and so on.' He also said that all the men now em nloved in the strikers olaees will be retained go long as they prove satisfac tory and conduct themselves properly. He was asked if he had received any applications from the strikers to re turn to work and he said he had not. When asked regarding the accident on the Oakyille line; yesterday in which two" women, aul a, man were injured, he said he had not inquired! into the matter, that is for some one else to do. Further ,than this he had no more t r.ew in the situation. APPEAR FOR THE TROLLEY COMPANY. The executive committee ; of the strikers to-day issued the following re- port 'This is the twentieth day of our strike, with no sign in view of the com pany br the strikers getting any closer together. Roll ; calls, hud our i men promptly at their, posts with unabated determination that they are fighting for justice and to pursue the course al ready mapped out. The desertion of Milder, has acted as -a stimulant rather than as a depression. ; ; ' ' "speaking of Miller, we notice he had the audacity to come out in a pub lie statement trying to square himself for the position he took as a. deserter. He says in three weeks be received but $14- which was not sufficient to support himself and family. As this is - the twentieth day of the strike, it 'will be seen that we have not . yet 1 been out three weeks. Of course it was also un derstood that the first week out we would receive no pay. From this it will' be seen that Miller's statements are false. We should also think that a person who performed the despicable operation that Miller did in deserting the ranks of his fellow workers during a crucial test of their strength would hide his face in shame 'p rather " than come out publicly and state that; he had taken one cent from the fund raised by brother organizations to as sist them in their battle. ' Is , it not strange ' that out of eighty , men. on strike, nobody found 'fault .with his weekly allowance except Deserter Mil ler, and there are some of us with fam ilies six times the size of his? We will simply add that after each pay day we have had a good balance left over and' above our salary list. ,Vi "We have been asked time and again within the past few days what our po sition was in relation, to jour Bridgeport' brethren and what they, of the ?. Park city were doing toward coming out for lis in a sympathetic 'strike. ' All we have to say i8 that we have not asked the Bridigepbrt trolleym en, directly or indirectly, for moral or financial aid. Should we desire it, we would have to apply through the national organiza tion, of which Bridgeport and Water- bury are merely local divisions. ; "We wish once more to sincerely thank the public for the' unlimited sup port they are tendering us by walking. When people will come out of a. the ater into the rain, as they did last night at Poli's, and refuse to take advantage of the cars awaiting there, and walk home instead,, we feel greatly encour aged and very thankful. We have been warned by the company's coun sel, by legal quotations given the press concerning boycotting, and iiilimida tion. There are people now riding on the cars who would walk were they hot 4n possession of a' generous allow ance of free tickets. If the giving out of these tickets by shop foremen to those employed 'by them is not one form of coercion and, intimidation, we fail to know the meaning of those two words. We also know of other forms of. Intimidation that are not -being, em ployed by us but by , the company which may prove interesting reading later.;-,- - ; - v -;. 'The car arriving in Exchange place at 1:07 - this afternoon from South Main street (brought in with it a strike breaking conductor who was so intox icated that he had to be relieved. In order to hide him from the public he was tucked "away inside the car. i It would not do to scare away the few who do ride by letting them see that their lives had been in the keeping of an intoxicated trollieyman, hence the tucking away. We pointed out this in cident to a well known "business man and a newspaper reporter, however, in order to prevent a contradiction of our statement concerning it by the com pany. . y:ry:.'- -::; . ', "It is interesting to account for the manner in wiiich some of the car win dows have been broken. A young man and woman were walking along one of the streets a few nights ago when a fresh motorman stuck out his head as the car rolled along and shouted: "Give her a squeeze for me, old man." It took the young man addressed about one second to find a .cobble, which he sent with good aim through two of the car windows. We know, of other in stances where ike windows have, been broken by the strike-breakers them selves in changing the street signs on the cars with the pole used for that purpose. Yet Colonel Burpee, the com oany'a counsel, clatais the city win have to pay for all that damage. It look's as if the company is trying to make a grand stand play for svmpa thy from the public, and the public ap pears to Je lretrtv wise so far. - "The 'overland' stage line is doing a rushing . busineRS. Extra accommoda tions wm.be here for use to-morrow and Sunday. Several Sunday ; after noon 1ms mrties are now in course of formation." The conduct of a young mai on one of the cars passing through Exchang e i place at noon yesterday - was re marked by many as deserving the at tention of the police. . This youu man stood on the front platform call ing the attention of everybody to him ' self by shouting to those he knew on the sidewalk to. ride with ; him. A great many remarked that had be beer on the sidewalk and shouted to thos? on the car to walk with him he would Fee! That Their and Give very soon have a policeman near giv ing him advice, or Manager Seweil would have been around looking for a policeman to close the young mans mouth. The situation reversed dis closes the peculiarities v of the law. This young man would have commit- ted a breach of the peace had he shout ed on the sidewalk as he did on the car platform, but shouting on the plat form an invitation to others to ride was no breach of the peace. This is one . of the inconsistencies of the law that jar sensitive men and make rag ing socialists of them. ! Every member of the . Central ' Labo r union is requested to attend the meet ins: of that body this evening. Busi ness of great importance is to bejdisJ posed or, and it as absolutely necessary that every member should be present. One of the conductors of the South Main street line is said to have im bibed too freely of the tempting glass to-day and to have become Intoxicated. It took him about an hour shortly alter 1 o'clock to change the trolley pole, The motorman and f conductor who had charge of the car which struck a farmer's team on the Watertown road yesterday morning . have , been dis charged, it is said. ; At any rate they are not working on any of the trolley lines to-day. , 15 The executive committee of the strifcpro wno nsked this morning for an explanation of the vote taken yesterday morning by the trolleymen in cnuge port and they said the only explana tion 'they could give was that the union voted to give no assistance ror we biui- ple reason, they supposea, , uwa thov wwp -not asked for any. They probably acted on the principle that it would be time enpugn m give as ance when they, would toe asked for it. But so far they had not asked assist ance from any ''union oif the Amalga mated Association of Street Employes, to which they belong, . ' Policeman Hayes last night report ed a conductor on tne iorui street line to Superintendent anssei fnv rtisorderlT conduct. The con ductor got into an argument with his only passenger and things became so warm that half a dozen small boys athered around to see the climax. The conductor invited the passenger out of the car to fight. This occurred at the switch above Hill streets The passenger , did not accept the conduct or's invitation to scrap for he saw the crowd was not with him. The con ductor then butted in among the boys and Officer Hayes came along soon after. v. After inquiring into the cause of . the disturbance he warned the con ductor against repeating his conduct. But later . the boys got square with the conductor. They met him in the vicinity of the Klondike and where no one could see them. They stoned the car and the conductor.. ; There were no passengers . aboard and the boys took full advantage of this. . CITY KEEPS RABBIT WARREN. Torquay, England, 9llake Couldev v gihlc Revenue Ont of Mb - -ntcipal Land. In 1896 the council of Torquay, DeV' onshire, England witb. a population of 33.000, purchased the watershed to se cure the purity of th water supply, but 'was not satisfied that the four square miles of Land should lie idle Portions of the land are devoted to hay, oats, etc., on which the .horses of the city are fed, and on, other parts some 200 sheep graze. Mort profitable than the shep are the rabbits which-abound in all parts of the moorland. Men: are employed as trappers to catch these animals, and. durimg the last 12 months over 16,000 rabbits were sold at an average price of 13 cents after paying expenses. The woodlands are preserved and about 22 partridges were- killed and sold during the year, A nursery of more than 170,000 fir and larch trees is maintained, and these also add to the yearly income. ; The land cost the city $500,000, says the Municipal Journal and Engineer, but it is very probable that the. returns from the industries to which it is de voted will soon wipe out this debt. Wanton. Destruction. The buffaloes of the west have been treated almost as wantonly as the f or ests of the east. Of course, it was nec essary that-both should be thinned out considerably toTmake room for an ad vancing civilization, but it was not nec essary nor was it Aviso tnat either should be brought so near the point of annihilation, says the Boston Tran script. The contempt for and hostil ity to the sublime primitiveness of this country that have marked an ad vance more resistless than any of the old bufEalo'migrations have been pain f ul and unpraiseworthy features of our last century development. Spotted Dok Oat of Style. The old black and white spotted Dal .natian dogs, better known as "coach logs," that were so numerous and pop ular throughout the United States from 1869 to 1882, inclusive, appear to bave become extinct in this country, having, like the Newfoundland, which has shared the same late, gone Out of style. I He Is a Division Superintendent of the P. & R. Coal Co. Would Let Mines Drown Rather Than Recognize the ; Union State ment Prepared Showing the Pay of the Contract Miners Last Year. Philadelphia, Jan 30. Adam Boyd of Shenandoah, a division superintend ent of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co, ,who was on the witness stand yesterday, continued his testimony when the coal strike commission opened its sessions to-day. On cross-examination by the miners' counsel he said that . the company would rather let its mines drown than recognize the union. ' i ; . Several of the company's mines were flooded. If the steam men had not been intimidated, he, said,, there would have been no difficulty in keep ing the workings free of water. J acob , P. Jones of Potts ville., pay master of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co, presented to the com mission a statement, showing-the an nual earnings of .the contract miners at the Reading Go's ; Bear,', Ridge. Good opring, jiomnoor, Jt'ottsi Draper. In dian Ridge, Preston No 3, Richardson and ; Turkey Run collieries. These were selected by the commission from the 61 collieries for the purpose of pre paring wage statements. ,The state ment shows . that 24 men who worked an average of 265; shifts during 1901 earned $1,000 and over; 32 worked 254 shifts and earned from ?t)00 to $1,000; 46 worked 249 and earned $800 to $IMJ0 86 worked 244 and luO worked 230 and earned $000 to $700; 188 worked 214, and earned $500 r,,f ?;i!0 ,worked and earned $400 to $500; 136 worked 143 and earn ed $300 to $400; 160 ; worked 103 . and earned $200 to $300 and 901 who work edan average of 28 earned less than SKUNK IN . GARBAGE CAN, Driver Burke Got Quite a Scare on Highland Park. Frank Burke. an emnlmA re hage Contractor Rigney, hadvt an ex perience yesterday which he will not be apt to forget for some time. While making his regular call at the resi dence of L. B. Williams on Highland park he noticed something in the gar bage can that looked like a dead 'cat and as such finds are not unusual he tuuiv no paracuiar ? notice of it and started to empty the contents nf fh can into his, own. tub.:.1 At this stage of the proceedings Burke was treated to quite a surprise.- The supposed dead feline turned out to w : which was very much alive and ob- jecieu to Demg turned under swilL It got out of the way and in going cre ated considerable the folks in the house blamed the gar bage man for and 'the fellow was or dered not to come around there any more. tie tried to explain, but the good ladies in the house would not al- low, him to come . within hearing dis tance and he was obliged to leave without getting an opportunity to place the blame where it belonged. BOYD S 11 II ... ... .- ,j. JOHN T. M'DONOXIGH, 0FFEHED THE CHIEF OP THE PHILIPPINES. - Mr. McDonough has served two terms as secretary of state of New York state. The chief justice of the Philippine Islands receives a salary of $7,C00 - a year. McDonouph is a native of Ireland and came to America when he was seven years "old. He is an able lawyer and an ' authority on labor mat ters and prison' reform. . . HE WILL ACCE PT APPOINfTMENT. ' AUany, Jan 30. -The Hon John T. McDonough of this city, ex-secreiary . of state, announced to-day that he would accept the appointment as justice of the supreme court of the Philippine Islands, recently tendered to him by Trcsadent Roosevelt. POWER HOUSE EXPLOSION. Much Valuable Machinery De stroyed At Niagara Falls. Trolley Lines at Buffalo Badly Crip pled by the Explosion Fire Was Caused by Lightning Niagara Falls, N. Y., Jan 30. Fire which was started by the explosion of one of . the , big V transformers ' in the power house of , the ; Niagara Falls Power and Conduit Co last' night de stroyed thousands of dollars' worth of valuable machinery and will doubtless mean great, loss to most of the big fac tories here, r some of which, it is said, must remain idle for .weeks, y . . The officers of .the company were not prepared to give an estimate of the damage, but they admitted that the situation was serious and would badly cripple the many plants depend ing .upon ; Niagara i Falls power, not only in this city, but in Buffalo, Lock port and Tpnawanda. 1 The fire Is said to have been caused by lightning, which prevailed v throughout this sec tion during the night r ..: - Buffalo, N. Y., Jan 30. The trolley lines in this city, which get their pow er from Niagara . Falls were badly crippled early to-day, but by v the use of storage batteries a number of lines were operated. - But a limited num ber of cars was run. On several lihes no cars, were run, A number of plants Employs Preseented Him With Dia en, among them the city hall. , k, JUMPED THEIR BONDS. Four : Law : and ,' Order League Detec , tives Have Skipped New Haven, Jan 30. Four former Law' and Order league detectives, who were under bonds in the criminal side of the common pleas court, charged with breach of the peace, will not stand trial. ? , Each man allowed his bond to be called in the court yester day. The state is richer $800 thereby, as each man was out on bail fixed at $200. ' .' ' ' - ;:Vv' :: '. : George M. Cameron, proprietor ; of the Sea View hotel in Savin Rock, was bondsman for the quartet. The de tectives who evaded "trial are: Shed- rick McClair, of ,; 1,079 ; Chapel 1 street; wno conducts , a detective agency at 82 Church street; Randall D. Hille- brant, of 418 , Washington avenue West Haven; J. S. Harris and Cyril Harlan d, of New York city. j-ne last iwo named young men were specially imported , to get evi dence against Russ' . place in West Haven. S . . ' While in Branford with warrants last, June the four detectives got into a row with citizens in that town and. a lively fight followed. The fight oc curred in Toole's saloon. ; The ' detectives- were arrested and fined $5 each .in the Branfcrd town court. .They appealed to the court of common pleas and, were liberated in $200 " bail - each. , As the detectives showed no sign of standing trial Pros ecutor Woodruff ordered . the bonds called. . ' ' JUSTICESHIP LANSDOWNE GETS He Is Informed What To IF ENGLAND PERSISTS He Will Tell Representatives of Being Forced to Yield to Plans Which Will Be Against Their Interests Foreign Office at Paris Re ceived Official Notice To-Day of the Allied Rejections. Washington, Jan 30. The ' British ambassador hero has sent a cablegram to Lord Lttnsdowne stating what, may be expected in case the allies insist on preferential treatment, lor the blockad ing powers. It informs the British for eign office that .Minister. Bowen, in the event of a refusal, would call upon the representatives of other claimant pow ers and state to them tha t Venezuela was being forced by the allies to yield to a plan which would severely affect the interests of France, Belgium. Nor way, Sweden. Spain,1 Denmark, Hol land and the United States.. , . Paris,, Jan 30. The foreign office here received " lengthy official advices to-day giving details of the rejection by the allies of ; the ' proposal that Franjcei and .other countries receive equal treatment in the Venezuelan settlement. -The French officials had not doubted that , equaj treatment would be recognized and this unexpect ed turn of events has caused , much surprise : and concern. ' For the;, pres ent it does not appear to be the pur pose of the French authorities to as sume an Imperative position, but rath er to set forth what they regard as the manifest equities of. the French posi tion, with the' view to induce, its fur there ; consideration - and acceptance, v After conferring with those in chief authority an official : said , that the French position is based on two es sential principals: i "The first is that a specific settle mnt between two sovereign nations is entitled at least to eoal treatment with a war settlement. If not a pre cedent would be established, the offi cials say, which would be an incentive to war, as countries first . adopting force in the collection of claims would MR WALKER RETIRES. Employes Presented Him , With Dia mond Ring and Gold-Headed Cane. ' Superintendent .Thomas. B. AValker of the Holmes, Booth & Haydeng. Oo retires . from his superintendency to morrow after a long career of activity in the company's service. Mr Walker rose from the ranks,, but has never set himself up as an example for other men, This afternoon the power was shut off at 3 o'clock and a gold-headed ebony cane and a diamond ring, gifts from the employes, were presented to him. , : The ; cane bears an inscription commemorative of the occasion of its presentation, a reminder, to Mr .Walker of ' the ' esteem : of his co-workers and those who .; worked, under him. ' To morrow he leaves for a long visit to California. ' The presentation speech was made by Foreman James Callan. AGAINST KISSING. Minnesota Legislature Now Wrestling With Such a Measure. Chicago, Jan 30.- A bill has been In troduced in the Minnesota legislature declaring that it shall be unlawfnl for one person to kiss; another , unless , he can prove he s is free from contagious or infectious disease, says a, dispatch to toe Tribune from St Paul. ,'.' The bill declares the certificate of . physician and declaring a , person to hare a weak heart shall constitute a bar tP the indulgence of kissing, and violation f the bill Is accounted a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of from one dollar to five dollars for each offense. , , SECRETARY LONG'S CONDITION. Noon Bulletin Said He Had Passed a Quiet Morning. . . ' , Boston, Jan 30. The condition of Former Secretary John D. Long, . who is critically ill at St Margaret's hos pital in this ' city showed no change for the worse this forenoon. At noon to-day a bulletin was issued stating that Mr Long . had passed a. quiet morning, sleeping part of the time. , NEW LINE FOR C. R. AND L. CO. Derby, Jan 30. W. B. Gill, of the W. B. Gill Co of Philadelphia, ' an nounced to-day that his company was siven'the contract for the building of three and one-half miles of railway track for the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co, from the Orange town line to Derby. This is-, to complete the line from New Haven to Derby. The Fairhaven and Westville road Com pleted the balance. The line will 'be ready for operation on July 1. ANOTHER LINE OPENED. New Haven, Jan 30. The Connecti cut Railway and Lighting Go's new trolley line from Cheshire : to Mount Carmel was opened for business to-day. At Mount Carmel connection is made with the Fairhaven and Westville road. ' i . : .. - v . ANOTHER DEATn. . Plainfield, N. J., Jan 30. William M. Clark of Plainfield, one of the victims of the recent accident died at the hos pital here to-day. The condition of two others Is critical.. The death of Clark brings the list up to twenty-two. STORM SIGNALS. , ' New York, Jan 30. The local weath er, bureau has received the following from Washington: "To observer, New York. Warnings for. high northwest winds are displayed along the middle and south Atlantic coast IMPORTANT NOTE Minister Bowen Proposes Do IN PRESENT ATTITOtft Other Qaimanb That Venezuela ts have superior rights to those obserT ing the usual, pacific means of settle-;.' ment., ;.-ric" . ':"'',':': :- -. ' The view is strongly held here that -the United States. France and Bel-, glum are in effect pacific allies, as they , did not resort to force against Venez uela. It is insisted that the present attitude of the allies tends not only to prejudice the rights of the pacific al lies,' but also establishes the danger ous principle that, a resort to war is preferable to efforts to maintain peace. :"The second principle' of the French, position Is that the France Venezuelan settlement is in the form of a treaty which entitles It to international re- cognition.; This was formally execut ed prior to the adoption of force by the allies ' and while Venezuela retained full independence in the exercise of her sovereign right ; to , make a treaty. Therefore it is maintained that this antedates rights arising from a resort to. force. . . . ' i,:-. : But It Is not Insisted that this prior treaty settlement entitles France to priority, in the division of the customs receipts for the officials hold that all the ? powers having claim8 should re ceive equal : treatment It was , at first supposed that Great Britain,' Ger many and ; Italy favored this view, and that the occasion came for the personal attitude of their representa tives. But the latest advices indicate the sympathetic attitude of the British and Italian ambassadors att Washing ton and the German charge d' affaires there, who are restricted by their in structions. Full recognition is given of the evident fairness of Minister Bowen. The subject is receivfaiff care f ul consideration and there will prob ably be further negotiations towards .the presentation and acceptance of the foregoing principles. BETTIIAiNY HOTEL BURNED. Fire Started Early To-day and Struc ture Was Burned to the Ground. Bethany, Jan 30. The Bethany hotel, owned . by , William 1 Neville ' wis tourned to the ground early to-day. Mr Neville and his eon were alone in the Tmifik Do-hen fH fi-rd rxl-rl- XT.?rV. . ,j v, iimuu twv i uav.u v I bors came to their assistance, but it was found impossible to subdue the flames, ; as they had grained ton much 3 headway. The hotel was the only one m iiue .rown ana was a ' two-story af fair. The loss will be about $2,000. CITY NEWS. John Driscoll died this afternoon, at his honie, 39 Orange street He is sur vived by three daughters, the Misses Mary and Margaret Driscoll and Mrs Ella Murphy. The time of the Itinera 1 will appear later. James, the three weeks old son of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Ji McEvoy of 581 Baldwin . street - died last night. . The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with Interment in St Josenh's pwnfttprr . , 1 The smoker . of the . Retail Drug Clerks' association which was held in Foresters' hall last night was large ly attended ; and was a very pleasant affait. ! vThe i. opening address was made by President Carpenter. Pleas ing piano selections were rendered by Henry Harkey and an eloquent eulosry on William McKinley, the annrversary of whose birthday was celebrated, yes terday, was delivered by Postmaster" Guernsey, v Past President Smith told of the difference between, pharnracy of to-day and that of a quarter of a 'cen tury a'go. g Lawrence W. Ashweil did a clever monologue act while the bal ancing act of Arthur Pratt was finely executed. . .There were enjoyable mus ical selections by the Race brothers, fine singing by Charles Engiing and interesting 1 speeches ;' by Andrew Mc Collum, Joseph Sundln, William Mc Namara, J. A. Somers and Frank Mor gan. Letters of , - - o "- t a- from J. K. Williams of Hartford and Mr Dickinson of Danbury, president of the State Pharmaceutical associa tion. An elaborate .. banquet wni served. The affair was finely man-' aged by Messrs McNamara, Holmes, Sundin, Carpenter and McCarthy. led Schmidt of 24 Seymour street, who owns a barber shop at 788 Bank street naa a ratner exciting experience j this morning. About - 2:45 a. m. he just left a reception given by the Con cordia Singing society. , - At the Naaga tnck depot a Wg, rough 2oong bruiser of a man stopped him and asked him for a match. Fred, being, of ? very obliging nature, gave him. Wo or threa matches, nrxS. renewed his joursey. H was passing by the Parrel Foundry concern when he heard some man run ning after? him. The next thing he knew the man toad seized hm by tha bade of the neck 'and coat ; collar. "Who's no good?" he growled out in a bullish tone. Fred, who is somewhat of an athlete, did not take tine to an swer.'but quick a sa flash let his arm swing forth and gave his assailant a powerful Mow in the .face. The latter released his hold and fled and Fred fol lowed him. At the Naugatuck station, however, the highwayman eluded hif pursuer just as a man named Legge and anoOier man named Klrschbaum came upon the scene.' All three joined in a search for the fnyn'tive. but the search . wrt unsuccessful. The place where MmS-chmidt was held up J? very dark aiK' i numbnr of other persons J have be' up there before. .