OCR Interpretation

Waterbury Democrat. [volume] (Waterbury [Connecticut]) 1900-1903, January 31, 1903, Image 1

Image and text provided by Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93053725/1903-01-31/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Time Limit For New Bills Draw
' ing Near
Strikers Issue Their Daily Statement to the Public and Are Confident of
Winning Out.
To-Morrow Will Be the Third Pay Day Since the Strike Began Naugatuck Car Had Windows
Brol'i in It Last Night One Young Man Arrested With Stones! in His Pocket
Conductor Who Flourished a Revolver Was Fined This Morning.
Again last evening the public ex
pressed resentment against the trolley
. company running their cars with non
union men. This time the exhibition
took place on South Main street near
City corners and, a lively time thoss
engaged had for a few hours. The
police were not unprepared for ths
for several officers were among the
crowd in plain clothes. The company
took no ; extra pains to protect their
property or to suppress excitement that
grew up ' suddenly in all parts of the
higlrway along the South Main street
line. Yet where trouble was expected
it did not take place to any great ex
tent That was on the Naugatuck end
of the line. On account of the great
labor tendency , of the peop'e of that
community it wag; expected that the
darkness of . the night would be taken
as the ' time when injury
.would be done either to theTxolley cars
or those in charge of them. Tbi3 was
common talk on the streets yesterday,
but further thari firing a volley or two
of stones nothing occurred to make
the occasion unusual. -''V..
, , The excitement of the evening start
ed with " minor explosions under " tha
cars as they passed on over Fourth of
July ; Torpedoes and similar means of
expressing patriotism on that annual
! occasion. Once in a while a giant fire
cracker was fired at a passing car but
such ocurrences as this takes place on
the Fourth of July and no attention
would have been ; paid to them last
evening but for the abnormal state of
-three weeks. .
The first indication of real trouble
.was given by the men in charge of the
cars. Mayne, the conductor, who "was
arrested and fined in the city court this
rxiorning was the originator. lie flour
ished a revolver when there was no
cause whateverfor doing so.There were
no bigger crowds on . the street last
night than jthere have been on many
nights of late, arid Mayne, evidently
having been prepared for trouble
' flourished his revolver and then it be- i
gan In earnest again. Until then not a j
stone had been thrown; no attempt to i
iBjure" property"! had; Ibeen, made, ; Ttmt
after the revolver was seen, the pco-
utrv:axx3 nggreBsire. ,, AUtr leic OI-
f ended and abused and they retaliated
.with . stones.. (V Then : windows were
crushed like egg shells and conductors
and- motormen were made targets , of:
None of the men were struck, but. very
little glass was left' in; the windows
of the cars. - Car 18, one of '-those that
! went through the melee went dQwn.tbe
line this morning looking as taough it
had a really bad night." Almost all the
windows "were broken. Wherever- a
shade was down indicated a ' broken
, , window, and there were many shades
down. But $5 will repair the damage.
xNot a striker was in the crowd that
did this damage. .
One of the most significant things
that has occurred in the strike happen
ed after the arrest of Mayne. The
crowds dispersed having gratified
their feelings and peace reigned along
the Naugatuck line once more. Down
near Union City the cars were also
stoned but not with such results as
nearer at home
When car 18 returned to Exchange
place Chief Egan came on the scene
and helped disperse the crowds. , Wa
cispatched Sergeant JFagan with: the
car on its next outward trip. So to
Sergeant Fagan belongs th disiW-
tion of being the first police officer that
vver roae on a car In this city to pro
tect it during a strike. y ,
iMttixager iseweu in talking of the
disturbance last evening said the first
attack was made by women and chil
dren and boys and young men Joined
in afterward. The windows in the car
iwere broken by the women and the
tnotorman, whose name is Murphy
iceiyea a severe wow of a stone on
iye ngnc arm, oeiow the shoulder bone.
a'" was somewttat pro-
la w uruie neavy sleeve of his over
",a iiaa tne Wow been received
further down, Mr Sewell ig of the opin
ion it would have broken the man's
arm. He said the one who threw the
Bwue j mown. 4 s
, "- u';u ater iuat . was ex
ploded under the car ilfta it rvm Vu..
-tracks and filled the car with smoke.
xue conauctor who was seen drunk
n a bouth Main street
yesterday was discharged last evening
the amount of damage done the cars,
- LCUld he ve ay of what it
I Jewell denied the report that
p arley is paid twenty-five cents a
iior eacn man now emnloved on
lars. He said Farley Is paid reg-
wages and Is a first class man
ns position, boss of the car barn
Luc ouuui
street cars last night appeared
Ins to get into, trouble." About
f mpn in nn rir -f chau
flock, while a car was standing
r switcn opposite the office of the
ict ' & Burnham Manufacturing
ffew en passed along on their
pome Towards Simonsville. Just
y -were passing the motorman
Iked to a man who stood in the
ile with him, at the same time
iig.to the young men on the side-
that they were school boys and
want to fight. The fellows
"fvhat the trolley man said, but
f& ; sense enough to keep right
f nd take no notice of it Then
r men who had charge of the
- out onto the street and strutted
i.s if spoiling for a fight.
The strikers' executive committee to
day issued the following statement:
"This is the twenity -first day of the
strike. Again we have to report the
ardor of the men as being not in the
least reduced and not a sign to indicate
the probable loss of another link in our
little chain. ? AVe are putting up tna
very best- we can in the way of a bat
tle with might and ' money, but wiiii
justice on our side we reel conhdent of
rjDGsrnite the $100,000 Manager Sew-
ell saia he haa to spend and despite tne
........ n. tiia mm- W1UU8 I
;;;; Stx
ui. tuo WUX.U, ' r:,vr;h;; nZt or
breakers, we are in-i.ormed that out oC
the original consignment onty aout
one dozen are here now. Another
oun-t-A of about twenty came in last
evening. Manager bewell states that
these ' are Teal nice fellows, a higher
caste tha"n the first importation, and
that each and every one of them is
consumed wiva a burning desire to be
as nice as possible and to become faith
ful, upright citizens of our glorious
city. How edifying those remarks are
when one realizes that they are all
brought here by "Bouncer" Farley,
who, octopus like, seems to be able to
reach and handle human beings "who
are willing to go anywhere to take an
other man's position, especially where
a strike is in operation, and where they
can get a few cents per day more than
they would under settled conditions.
From Manager Sewell's remarks about
these chaps, we expect real estate to
take a big booin, here and to see each
and every one pf the new arrivals'
names on our city tax book next year.
"A 'vicious looking conductor pulled
a gun bri a crowd on the -South Main
stret line last night and was arrested
for .it. ''Bouncer', Farley on hearing of
the arrest notified the police , station
that-the mn hnd .been , .discharged.
The local morning paper stated - this
morning that 'thereupon, he Tvas let
'go.' Taje--factls h,e was fined $5 and
cpts in -the city court tliia norning..;
f,We uudergtand that Deserter MiJler
i? anxious to procure a license to carry
a revolver.. If so we desire to-Inform
him that he nee haye no ! f ear 'oferis.
it wiirnot petfaitiUs to even notice him
should pur paths cr'oss. .'f :'';'
"It was wrth: regret that the news of
the injuries- received by Brother Trow
bridge last Might , was received , by the
men . at this morning g meeting, y W e
have a sick committee : aDointed . to
look after, his case and trust that nig
recovery ;will be rapid,,.: Brother Trow
bridge tva one of the best liked men
"We are rapidly overcoming the -difficulties
which we encountered In the
inauguration of , our . 'bus line. This
afternoon we started : a line v to te
known as the 'Stony Hill Extra,' which
will (leave the center every hour for
Stony hill. Commencing monday morn
ing a 'bus will leave Forest park at
6:30 sharp. All of the other lines are
already taken care of. '. .
"To-morrow is pay day and the men
will be . paid their regnlar weekly sal
aries in the usual place of meeting." .
The strikers held a long meeting this
afternoon. They .were again addressed
by Attorney M. J.: Byrne, but no new
developments resulted. V :
"The strikers are gradually perfecting
their 'bus line. . They have been unable
to handle the large crowds that are
eager to patronize them, but; they ex
pect tojbe able to meet this contingency
very i soon. :r They have been ; so suc
cessful they have arranged' for a 'bus
to leave Stony hill in Simonsville and
Exchange place every hour, up to 10
o'clock in the evening. To-morrow the
tns will be In operation and every
day thereafter.
The riot act. was read to the non
u;nlon men in the car barn this morn.
Ing iby Manager Sewell. He advised
all who had weapons to leave them be
hind when they -went on duty. He did
not want any of them to precipitate
any trouble. Things were bad enough
as they were, notwithstanding that so
far nothing very serious had occurred,
ana lie aid not want them to be worse.
All of the men said they had no wea
pong and Manager Sewell, having done
what he considered his duty, left the
barn. -; -
A trolley car jumped the track at
the switch in front of the Sacred Heart
church about 11:45 this morning.. The
accident is said to have been caused
by f orgetf ulness on the part of the
motorman, who became confused in
mind and thought that a line of trolley
tracks extended up Wolcott street. It
was nearly an hour before ' the car
was pulled back onto the tracks by
Mr Cockings with the assistance of
three or four other employes. . In the
meantime considerable excitement
prevailed In the vicinity of the car. A
crowd of boys gathered about the car
and shouted, yelled and jeered at the
motorman and conductor. The latter
asked one boy where there was a tele
phone and the reply was, "There Isn't
one this side of Cherry street." Sev
eral stones were fird at the car, but
no damage was done.
Jaones Sutton, of William street will
go into the 'bus business to-morrow,
and intends to do a good business
through the eastern part of the city,
He was in It before and made It pay,
and sees no reason why there, isn't an
honest dollar in; it now. He will op
erate on Dublin. s Silver, Wolcott and
IZast Main streets and may make trips
into the center." .If the 'bus business
-.continues It "would be a good plan if
the men in charge would get together ! sent the ieat number new bllls
and divide the territory so as to avoid 'wbIch. Orally swamped the legisla
interf ering with each other. It would nre of laoi. . Comparison of the new
be better f or themselves and would re- business prespnted this far with tJat
suit lu greater convenience to the pub- Prentea two years ago up to , tuis
lie. What a nice thing it would be if pnbably consider a much .. smaLer ! commander of the entire Saxon con
the bug owners should fall out and go number of statute changes ; than any jtingent must pass upon the findings
on strike! There is demand for more lesrislfltnre in rroPiit vwirs.----.-;:.Oirt lenri- of military courts of. honor, which in
vehicles of this character and if; the
management want to make the most ,
of thexr opportunities they should pre-
pare and publish a regular schedule
and follow t
The daredevil tactics
of the
nevv ,
tfnllAT, 1 i , i. . . . i
ZZZt "tri ur. mi lue
rZrZ. ; ar.a auu 11 11 eeps oa ;
W um raixroaa cars win soon have
the exclusive use of the
.v . . M . , . . x uxxxxtrvessiix y xur cuxiiiraxxics . uuiug . a.
fi I6 , t 1 ,flty" Emboldened by manufacturing business to go to the
the liberties allowed them the; strike legislature tor charters, ami thus a
breakers have now got the notioa into ige amount of incorporation busi
tneir heads that a, team has no rights ness has been done away with. Four
in the streets where there is tf oiley m0re days now remain for the intro
serviee and, therefore, : they rush on ! dnction of new1 business, February ;
a ,a J?.eed to 81111 themselves and let j Friday of next week, announced as a
pedestrians and men in r charge of session day by ' Mr Scoville of Salis
teams get out of the way or take the bury in the house Thursday, being the
consequences. "Why doesn't that last date on which new matters of
man ring the bell?" inquired a citizen ; legislation may be presented. That
to-day as a trolley bounded over a date, It is stated, will be final, a move
feouth , Main street crossing without 1 that will greatly facilitate the rapid
tiny warning. The crentleman
swered himself by stating that he sup-'
posseu ne, aian t nave to since , the will
of his employers became the law " of
the town. This is the worst feature
of the strike.
Miller, who 'deserted the ranks of
the strikers to accept a position as car
starter, heard something that was
not to his liking this morning from a
prominent resident of the city, v This .
resident did not know Miller5 by name j
but he knew that he had been a trol-:
ley ; conductor. Miller was stand ing ,
near the central offiee of the 4 trolley !
company :; when this cftizeii engaged'!
hittih conversation. ' He lasked'Mll-
lei- why he did not i go to ; work' and
xuiuer repnea that he would; when the i
cars came in. Finally the conversa
tion, which was not a very lengthy
one drifted on to the.unJteaj audi then
this citizen opened iipv his batteries.
He was hot an enthusiastic union 'man
but he would rather be the nieanest
union matt that ever lived than be'a
traitor to-the ranks. . Miller stood na
tiently listening to the hammerinp- !
was receiving and he wiggled this way cted. Mr Hubbard l;was not sus
and that to try to get 'a word in edge- !tme1 by the house, but the action of
ways. ; When he did manaea to talk the minority who , snpporVd iin:-
he intimated that he was Miller The
citizen looked at him for n moment
and . then started off. saying,1 "1 am
sorry to be seen in your company, but
you know what I think of yoiV' "
Editor Evening Democrat: v ' f
Dear Sir: In last evening's issue of
the strikers' report the writer makes
use of the following statement: This
is one of the inconsistencies of the law
Chat jar sensitive men and make raging
socialists of them."- .Win the writer
explain the difference between a raging
socialist and a scientific socialist?
Orleans, Mass, Jan 31. A large four-
masted coal laden , schooner struck on
a bar just after noon to-day. A north
east gale prevails and the vessel . is
pounding heavily. The life savers
have put off to the scene.
N view of the threatening dangers
of the navy programme at the present session of congress. Representative Alston Gordon s Dayton, ranking
Republican member of the house committee on naval affairs, wants a more rapid increase in the navy. . Four.
big battleships should be built each year for a number of years, he thinks. : The ways at thetlirooklyn navy
yard. upon, which the $4,500,000' battleship Connecticut will be built, are shown in U ie picture. She will be Uncle
Sam's biggest warship and will be three and one-half years in building.
. v . . - - y
The Business Transacted Thus Far Is
Away Behind That of Two Years
Ago Caucus Disagreements Aired
. On Floor of the House.
Hartford, Jan 31. With but .one
week left in which to transact new
business, the general assembly of 1903
l has thus f ar shown little desire to pre-
ers in Hartford lay this tact to the re- ,
vision of the statutes effected two
ears ago by; a commission appointed
Dy tne governor ana also to tne fact .
.v-T ....n..
, v'' "imi i w ron tbe teacher of languages who elop
itions In 1901 covered so much ground "l?
that but few new applications for
mat uub ; xen xi
trolley rights are now necessary. More
than this, ' the recent amendment to
tne general corporation law makes it
come, before this legislature. .'
The important piece of legislation,
measured by I the , probable stir it will
cause in the assembly, which was pre
sented j this -eek, was the petition pf
the Connecticut Western railroad for
permission to build its long desired
connection across the famous Bast
Granby farm., so as to complete the
through route ! from Tariffville to
Springfield. 4; Thls is a resumption of
theold contrc'versy between this road
n tne Connecticut roa d. N
'. Caucus disagreements x have been
VPt'-'pntoi.the-- floor of the house
seve; times this session and not the
least seriops of these was the nom'na-
- uwl V loe wrennexakconnty comnjts-
Blotter on Thursday. Mr Qnemsey of
inomaston, a member of taie house,
was the- caucus nominee, and . when
the resolution appointing him came
up, Mr Hubbard of Litchfield objected
strenuously to conflrmlng the nomina-
ti6n on the ground that Mr Guernsey
was a member of the house and Litch-
field business would suffer if he, Tvere
SQowed plainly' that tere i a - grow-
inS feeling that members of th Jegis
i.ttire should not, ! nllowel to . as
l)ne civ'l appoiu'iT'tMr: vi?ji . tic ir
legislative service. This question
and the bill, to place" city court judge
ships jn the hands of the. governor for
nomination, will be : among the most
important general measures to attract
attention at this session.
; The 200-foot liquor license l.n w will
probably be repealed now as the' ju-
diciary commlttK reported to that ef
feet on Thursday , in the senat.. The
statute revision': commission, appeared
before the committee and stated that
the clause relating to the 200-feet lo
cation, was an error whicii crept into
the revision unknown 1 to the comuiis
Kion arid that it should be repealer!.
This will put" the liquor license law
back wn ere it started, are" subsequent
j amending1 legislation ;will have to be-
I gin where the last legislature began,
I feTiHg
in the Venezuelan incident special attention has been attracted to the increase -
Will,; 'Tis Said, Renounce His
Right to The Throne
Will . Abdicate in Favor of His Ten
Year Old Son Military Code of
' Honor, He Thinks Interferes With
His Remaining Crown Prince.
Berlin, Jan 31. A . curious story
widely told in the provincial and. Ber
lin papers to-day is that the 'crown
prince of Saxony is determined to re
nounce his ' succession to the throne
in favor, of his son George, who is 10
years of age, because the military
code of honor does not permit a hus
band wronged as he has been, to re
main in the service and the crown
prince, as commander of the J? irst
army corps -of Saxony and as future
circumstances similar to, those of the
frown prince require a challenge or the
- ?
expected to challenge .. Proiesor Gi-
, u a. .. , , ' ,t.t
honor that the crown prince Is regard
ed as ineligible for. reviewing the de
cisions of courts of honor and protect
ing tlie honor of the uniform.
The Rheinische Courier of Wiesbad
en says without reservation that the
crown prince has renounced his right
of succession to the thrtfne and the
Berlin Morgen Post's Dresden corre
spondent says he has already appealed
to the emperor to relieve him of 'all
military positions.
Washington, Jan- SWWhen the
house reconvened this morning at
10:30 it was still legislative day of
Friday and the . consideration of the
claims bill, which was formally act
ed upon in the committee of the whole
yesterday, was proceeded with. There
was not a quorum present and the sit
uation was at the mercy of Mr Payne,
tne republican floor leader. He al
lowed the bills to which he was not
opposed to be passed, but every one to
which he enterel objections was laid
aside upon his demand. , - , '
Washington, Jan 31.--The allies have
rejected Minister Bowen's last proposK
tion that all nations having claiui
againgt Veneawiela be granted the same
treatment as the blockading powers.
The answers of the allies was received
here and they rejected la toto the pro
posal. , " ,
1. Manila, Jan Sl.TTGoyerno..' Taf t .has
pardoned Isabella de .Los Reyes, the
Filipino labor leader convicted (under
the Spanish law forbidding . combina
tions to enhance the price of labon of
conspiracy and -threats of violence.
The governor took the ground, that the
law Is tin-American. -. -
j r . ' i. .y s - .! .i '; t f 4t i '
Bristol Jan 31. Frank C. ' Reisling,
manager of - the Hartford baseball
team last season, to-day signed; a con
tract to manage . the Toledo team . of
the American association.. ...He; will
leave Bristol for Toledo about Febru
airy , xo.
New Haven, Jan 31. J. W. Miller
was appointed general manager of 'the
marine district of the N. Y., N. H. and
H. railroad to-day. The appointment
will go into effect at once.. . . t
Washington, Jan 31. The senate
has passed the general staff bill advo-
cated by Secretary; Root, . with an
amendment providing for. retirement
BJC BUTLT. : ' ' ' ' - i ,.
Man Called to His Door and Shot Down in
His Tracks.
1 ...- j " ' ". ' -,-r .1' . . i if. : at ; t , w . - i , , t. . . " . ,,, . , ij ; f y f . J .; ... . ..
Infernal Machine Also Said To Have Been Sent To the Man, Which
However, Failed To Work Identity of Man Who
Fired Shot is Unknown.
Pittsburg, Pa, Jan 31.-C. B. Allison,
a well known real estate broker of
this city, was called to the door of his
home at Sheridan, a suburb,' early this
morning, and shot by an unknown
person. It is feared the wound will
prove fatal. Mr. Allison was awak
ened by loud ringing and knocking at
the front door. .Taking his revolver,
he descended the stairs and opened
the door. No one was there. lie
stepped out on the , porch and was
peering into the darkness when a shot
was fired from beside the house and
he , fell. He, however, . fired three
shots after the assailant No reason
Was a Retired Engineer of the United
States Navy. . '
Pittsburg, Pa, Jan 31. Colonel Da
vid Philip Jones, chief engineer or
the United States navy, retired, dieu
at Ihis apartments here last night.
Colonel Jones was , known through
out the United States as the father of
modern engineering in the navy, which
distinction was earned by his estab
lishment of the engineering depart
ment of the naval academy. After
the course iwas opened he became one
of the professors and was one of the
most successful . and popular educat
ors ever at tne naval school.
'During , the Spanish-American war
Colonel Jones was ordered to Pitts-'
burg as chief inspector of steel for the
Pittsburg district. On the conclusion
of the war he opened an office in Pitts
burg as a consulting engineer.
Misdemeanor, Says Cunneen, , to Ac
cept a Pass. "v
ALBANY, N. Y-Jan. 31. Attorney
General Cunneen has written an opin
ion, in which -he holds th?t the offering
of a transportation pass to ; lember
of the legislature is a ' mlsu. i-ieanor;
that its acceptance; by the legislator
would constitute a s misdemeanor and
make him , subject to forfeiture of his
office. ' The following statement of the
case is made public by the attorney
general: '
"About the time of the opening of the
legislature the ' Pullman Palace Car
company sent to Hon. Francis G. Lan-
don, member of assembly from Dutch
ess county, an annual pass,' conferring
upon him the right of free transporta
tion in the Pullman cars pn all lines in
the state of New York.
"Mr. Landon, feeling that the corpo
ration had no right to tender him this
pass, submitted the question to, the at
torney general for an opinion.
"The attorney general has written an
elaborate opinion, in .which he . holds
and advises Mr. Landon that the pass
was offered in violation of section 6 6f
article 13 of the constitution of the
state of New York, that the person
who offered it is guilty of a misde
meanor and that if Mr, Landon should
accept it he, too, would be guilty of a
misdemeanor and sub j ect to have his
onlce forfeited in an, action by the .at
torney general in the name of the peo
ple. 1 . 1 .. i
"The opinion is quite important, as it
is generally, understood that these pass
es are given to all of the members of
the legislature and by them freely
used. After the attorney general had
prepared this opinion it was learned
that j the precise question had. been
passed on some years ago in this city
in an action brought against a notary
public to have his office adjudged for
feited -because he accepted a similar
pass from the Wagner Palace Car com
pany, , where the general term of the
supreme court held the same as the at
torney general in his opinion. The case
was appealed ' to the court of appeals,
but has never been brought on for ar
gument,' and no opinion was written in
the case by the general term." '
Free Coal In Ha.wa.lt.
HONOLULU, Jan. 31. The treasury
department at Washington has cabled
instructions to Collector of Port Stack
able to admit coal at this port free of
duty, iii "compliance with the recent
congressional act removing the duty on
foreign coal at all American ports and
receiving centers, i Thirty-four cargoes
of coal are now on the "way here from
Newcastle, N. S. W., -and tile cabled
Instructions of the - treasury depart
ment will result in a saving to the ship
pers of upwards of $30,000.
' Union Facifle Strike to Go On.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 31. President
Burt of the Union Pacific railroad met
representatives of the .striking shop
men of : that system ; to continue the
conferences begun in ' New York three
weeks ago. The meeting resulted in
the shopmen leaving without reaching
a settlement, and they declare the
strike will now be continued indefinite
ly and will be extended over the South
ern Pacific system. . 1 '
Mr. Long a Very Sick Man.
BOSTON, Jan. 31. While John D.
Long, ex-secretary of the navy,-who is
;at St. Margaret's hospital, is holding
his own, there is no material improye
iment in his condition, and he continues
to be a very sick man. On the other
hand, no serious complications are an-
. ticipated for some hours.
is known for the attack. ; It is said
tliat an infernal machine was sent ta
Mr Allison last Thursday, but it failc
to work.
This morning it .was said that th
shooting was the result of political
trouble which Mr Allison has had in
the borough. Another reason' given
Is that it Is thought that Mr Allison l&
connected with the anti-saloon league,
for the box ; containing the tnf erna'
machine was directed to "0. B. All)
son, . Secretary of the Anti-Salooai
League, Sheridan, Pa." It la deniefil
that Mr Allison is in any -way connect -ed
with the" league.
Former Yale Professor Named by Pre-
. i , ident Roosevelt
Washington, Jan 'SL WiUlam H.
Bristol of New Haven was appointed
consul at Genoa to-day.
New Haven, Jan 31. William IT.
Bristol, who -was appointed consul, at
Genoa, .Is a well known novelist, for
merly professor of Italian and Spanish
literature at Yale. He resigned thia,
position last year." He is now in Italy!'
FIRD LOSS OF, $1,000,000.
Sacramento, Cal, Jan 81. The d
partment store of Weinstock. Iubin A
Co was destroyed by fire to-day.. On
fireman was killed by falling walls and
another, man had his back broken, and
will die. Several others were badly
injured. The loss may reach ?l,00O,.
000.. The building and contents were
heavily insured. . i '
New York; - Jan 31. An interesting
side of thes offer 'of La Popular Ban k
to President Castro to aid Venezuela
financially Is, says the Herald's
Buenos Ayres correspondent, the fact
that the -bank .was recently estalv
lished and has not as yet started operations.-
Moreover, the promoter i
are Germans and the capital Invested
is exclusively German. , .
Boston, Jan 31. The condition of f or-
er Secretary of the r Navy John I)
Long remained unchanged this for-
noon. The physicians at St Margaret's
hospital weer late in Issuing the morn
ing bulletin. At 10:15 they announced:
"Mr Long passed a comfortable night
and took an adequate amount of nour
ishment.' nis condition this moraine
snowed no notieeable change."
Washington, Jan SiLBaron Specfe
Von SternJburg, special representative
of Germany in t'be Tenezuelan negotia
Hons, was presented to ' President
Roosevelt to-day by Secretary Hay.
The.call was formal and he will call
upon Minister Bowen this afternoon.
Corfu; Island or Corfu, Jan 31. The
British cruiser Pioneer ran Into a tor
pedo boat destroyer near the channel
of Corfu to-day, and thirteen persona
are, 'believed to have been destroyed.
Two bodies have thus far been picked
Manila, Jan 31. The saltan of Mft
ciu is dead of cholera, He resisted
the entry of the American troopg into
Lanao and was defeated at Maciu.
McGIll University Protest. '
MONTREAL, Jan. 31. The authori
ties of McGill university have sent a
vigorous protest ! to , Mayor Cochrane
against permission being gra nted' f oi V
the erection of a t Marconi station on
Mouttt Royal. The college people claim'
that on account of the proximity of thf;
university's physical laboratories to it'
mountain : efficient work would 1
irrootlv t ftDdancjirorJ anr trio Aci1irJ
Instruments rendered useless.
Passing? of tne- Blcyele.
UTICA, N. Y.; Jan. 31. So grea
been the decline in the sale of bi;
that the Remington Arms comp
Iiion, one of the largest manufij'
in the state, has decided to dist
the manufacture of wheels. 1
been a large decrease in ordj
cast two years, and hereaf te
pany will devote its attenl
manufacture of firearms
Ice Harvest Ei
Tinder the influence of hPeavy rains and
springlike temperature the heavy snow
In this section has meted and the Ice
has been f6rced out f IIoosickr river.
All streams are at falgh water mark,
which will put an crnd to. the season's
Ice harvest, in eastem New York and
western Massachusetts..
People who Jidn't hear the wind Tast
night must halve gone to bed early and
slept like a top. i It cut up all klnda
of capers ani is still at it, as many can
testify whohad to chase their hats all
over town It was:'cold during the
early part of the morning, but towards
noon the un shone forth with oonsid :
enable w irmth, making thiiigsome--hat
pi J isanter during the afternoon
. ' , -

xml | txt