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r SOLDIERS ON GUARD. lawless Acts of Saturday Nitht the Cause Two Regiments of C N. G Keeping the Peace Here . and. Protecting the Trolley Cqs. Property. . To-day the town is In the hands of the military exactly as it was. one year ago to-day. But what a differ ence in the objects! This state of : affairs is due to a conf erencethat was held yesterday, forenoon between Manager Sewell, County Sheriff Dun ham, Colonel Burpee, counsel lor the company, and the city officials. County Sheriff' Dunham came to town yesterday forenoon ' and had luncheon at the Waterbury club. The sheriff deemed his power and means insufficient to protect the peace, so he called , upon, the state authorities for military aid.. So to-day the military ; Is in evidence. They began , coming last night over -the Highland division. They alighted at the West Main street crossing! where they were met by a police escort. , , The military force con sists of two machine guns, or Gatllng guns, Companies A, B, F, K and II of . the First regiment, Hartford, and D of Bristol and E of New Britain. They marched - directly - to .- the armory. Scarcely had they departed citywards than another train came in with Com pany C of Rockville and G of South Manchester. About 10 o'clock five companies arrived from : New Haven, B, C, D, B and F. They belong to the Second regiment commanded by Colonel Sucher. , The' First reg'mpnt is under the command of Colonel Schultze and the Gatllng gun divis ions. First and Second, under ,the com mand of Lieutenant Molloy. , The First' regiment is quartered at J the Auditorium and the Second at the armory and the High school. One of the machine guns is stationed at the armory and the other at the power house of the' Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co. Companies A and G are also under arms. ! ' , The entire military body is under the command of General Frost. The . arrival of these. Imposing visitors was announced with hisses and jeers, but nothing further went to indicate the; temper of the people. .' They made no delay In getting to their respective quarters, and though' they were quite .jjnmero:js;on the streets this morning no attempt to molest them was made. In a general way they appear to be a good -lot of young men, hearty and -as Vwell able tQetack and 'appreciate a joke as anyone in Waterbury, even in these excited times. The men made the best of things as they found them. in their respective quarters last evening, but it is supposed that this evening they will be better provided , for.' They cook their own meals and get their bread from local dealers. The appearance at, the armory this morning was indeed strange. From the windows military hats and caps projected, bayonets and blue cloaks, sleepy eyes and frowsy faces. Men were stationed at the entrance and no one was allowed to enter without hav- ' lng some insignia of business connect ed with the, situation. , Press repre sentatives from New 'York, Boston, New Haven, Hartford and other places are quite numerous.- Files of clothing are in the corners of the main hall, men lounging -about in every con ceivable position of , languor and ease. Once in a while a trumpet call com mands attention , for a few moments and then things go along In the easy and free style as before. Officers loi ter around, but not with, clanking Bwords or jangling spurs. This morning two companies left the armory for exercise. It was said at first they were going on duty, but it was hard to surmise where they were necessary," for - there was no disturb ance around nor any signs of any coming. ' There .were a great many people on the streets, but not as many as one would expect 10 see on such an occasion. At the armory" aud . High school things were about the same. The de scription of one serves all. Hartford, Feb 2. Adjutant-General George sM. . Cole said to-day that-no more companies of the National Guard will be sent to Waterbnry, according to present plans. - The sixteen com. panies now" in the strike disturbed city " aire considered sufficient for guard duty at all points! These companies are under command of Brigadier-General . Russell H. Frost and number approxi mately 1.C00 men. There are nine Companies , of the First regiment, in eluding five from Hartford and one each from Rockville, South Manches- ' tor, New Britalnnd Bristol, and seven .f the Second, including five from New naven and the two Waterbury com pnuies. Two machine gun batteries and the second section oT the brigade signal corps are also a part of General Frost's command. , , Unless unforeseen ; developments arise, AdjutantGeneral Cole wjlt not go personallv to Waterbury. but will remain at his headquarters In Hart ford. New Haven. Feb 2. The second sec lion of the ilrigade signal corps, com manded by Lieutenant Fnrl TT. Hotch lv iss.lef tf or Waterbury at 8:23 this morn- Ins. Orders wer issued to the signal corn last night to renort at the stat armory at 7 o'clock flii morninsr and to be prepared to go immediately to Waterbury. According to Manager Sewell about eighteen of the non-union men were In jured in the disturbance Saturday Tiight. One of them had an arm bro lcn. " The worst injured is Milton A finder, who was taken from his ez on vrt Mala street, . THE MAYOR EXPLAINS Called for Aid from the National Guard Because Representa tives of Trolley Co. De manded Protection , . . for Property. Mayor Kilduff this morning told of his connection with the presence of the military here. He said that late Sat urday night he was rung up by a tele phone call from Manager Sewell to the effect that a mob of fifteen thousand hail possession of the ci.ty and were tearing the company's cars . in piece meal. This was the first intimation the mayor had . of any trouble being in the city. He immediately went to his office and' had a meeting with some members of the board of safety. They drove out to the v car barn, but found all safe there and no Indication of danT ger. Thereupon they rode back and held another 'meeting. A series of meetings were then held from that time until yesterday afternoon, when Mayor Kilduff telephoned Manager Sewell and Colonel Burpee and advised them to withdraw the cars. The mayor had ascertained that the people were In a feverish state, of mind, that large crowds were collecting around the car barn and on the street corners. He consulted with a nnimber of people and concluded that aid was necessary. Chief Egan had already Informed him that the police force could not control the mobs that were, likely to gather and assistance was absolutely neces sary. , The mayor then considered with Mi board the kind of aid that' wo.uld be best. .Military aid from the home mil itia or aid from the county sheriff, who had meanwhile been summoned to town by. Colonel Burpee and Manager Sewell. v The sheriff) had, it seems, con sulted many prominent and business men and he also advised aid. This was the situation when Mayor Kilduff telephoned Colonel Burppe to withdraw the cars. Colonel Burpee answered that he would consent , to withdrawing them, but they should be run again as soon as possible, for to withdraw them for any time would in dicate a weakening on the part of the company. Mayor Kilduff suggested would it not be better to keep the cars at, the barn rather than have another scene , like thai; .of .... Saturday, night. Colonel Burpee replied that come what would the company would run the cars and the city should . give protection. Mayor Kilduff knew what this meant and he thereupon took the nsual steps to call In the military. " . This removes all doubt 'concerning the parts played in this strike by Col onel Burpee and Manager Sewell AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT , YOUNG. , A. M. Young, President of the Connec ticut Lighting and Power Company: My Dear Sir: I have no desire to be meddlesome, but as a long time res ident and lover of this afflicted city I appeal to -you' to end the controversy between your company and its former employes who' are now . on strike: It has been stated through the press that there ' would be no more conferences looking to , an amicable settlement. Bad has gone on to worse. It is re ported, that the militia have been called out. Before you ask any sol dier boy to shed his blood or take the life of a fellow citizen on your behalf, won't you ask yourself wbether. that course is : worthy of you. Men of your ability, experience and authority are amenable to a higher code of ethics than the boys who stoned your cars last week. And yet thousands of southern' graves are filled to-day with the bodies of men such as they tn voh and to me the? unexamnled ---- -- - measure of peace, and prosperity which we have hitherto enjoyed. Is it too much to say that this commun ity which has. done so much for you has the right to expect that you will make any sacrifice necessary to pro mote ; and preserve the ' public" peace? Might never yet made right, i or con vinced any man that he was in the wrong. Will you not, as ; a man and a patriot, submit ' the . differences be- ftween the men and your company to arbitration? I would suggest that the 5 board consist of five members, two chosen by you, two by the men, and the fifth, wlio should be the chair man, by these four. If possible. In case of failure to agree within a set time, let Chief Justice Torrance of the supreme court name the chairman. Al low all the men to , return to their places until the board renders Its de cision, which should bind both par ties alike. I venture ' to say there would be no more trouble and you would earn and receive the lasting gratitude of a suffering public. Yours respectfully, PORTER Ij. WOOD, Waterbury, Conn, Feb 2, 1003. : . At a meeting of the Economic league last night the following resolutions were adopted: , Whereas, the present strained rela tions between the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co and Its employes have served to bring ' disgrace upon our city, largely through the obstinacy of the employers in refusing" to sub mit tlie matters in dispute to a disin terested board of arbitration, there fore be it . Resolved, that we call public atten tion to the fact that the idea of munic- ipal ownership of public utilities as ennnciated Ly the Economic league would eliminate such difficulties from our social" life, and be it further ' Resolved, that we endorse the course of the strikers and commend ttiem for their gentlemanly conduct, and at the same time coudemn in. the strongest terms ar.y acts of . violence by whom soever m tn.ruitted. STRIKERS' STATEMENT Gives Some of the Reasons for Saturday Night's Row Ad vise Their Friends To , Use No Violence Still Firm. The strikers' executive committee issued the following statement this afternoon. To-day is the twenty-third day of our strike and. finds a great change in the situation since, our last statement. A riot participated In by perhaps 5,000 people on Saturday, night explains why to-day our 'city has about SOU state militiamen within its borders. Concerning that riot and is subse quent result we can state frankly that no one regrets the occurrence . more than do the strikers for whom we speak. . We abhor such conduct We haven't asked for or shown any desire lor such outbursts. We don't want any. " Friends of our cause can do us no good by law breaking or boister ousness. Friends of our cause will not do so. We can say right here, without fear, of contradiction, that in the twenty-two daily statements which we have issued prior to to-day, nothing has appeared therein which could in1 the slightest way be interpreted as en couraging any outbreak of feeling like that of Saturday night.. Ou the, con trary, we have counseled peaceful methods ut . all times, and . we think the conduct of the strikers throughout this strike, has been such as to warrant no unfavorable criticism. And now, we are. going to give you Rmc of the reasons, in our mind, for Saturday's affair.' We believe that we are in bet ter positions to judge these causes than editors sitting at their desks and figur ing things out theoretically, or clergy whose caling does not permit them to come into contact with the populace as ours does. , "We believe that the arrogant po sition taken 'by the general manager of the company had much to do with that terrible riot. To have the official of a company which'-got a local ' fran chise worth millions from this city for nothing come out publicly and state that he has been allowed by that com pany $100,000 to .crush out out eighty workingmen was, to say the least, an unwise, publication and created considerable feeling. This feeling was increased by the imperious stand that same official took when waited upon hj a reputable committee-representing the business men of the city; also when the clergymen's . committee called on him. .. He. has made himself bigger than the city which made hia company possible and hardly a public statement of his appeared without ..containing tinging of sarcasm and bitterness. This morning he is quoted as saying he has a- lot: of hoodlums to deal with. "Another thing which may have fos tered ill feeling which was given full sway on Saturday .night has been the notion of the city court since the strike began. Teamsters - who drove upon the company's tracks and delayed the cars of the strike breakers were fined sixty days in jail. Strike breakers ar rested for carrying concealed weapons were let off. for $5 and costs. A little fellow found with two stones in his hands, which he had not thrown, but wlio convicted himself by telling the officer he was going to throw them at a car, got thirty days in.Jail. If severe penalties to our friends and light ones" to our enemies were calculated as being a good influence toward avoiding trouble and stopping the strike,' we point to Saturday night's riot for the contradiction of that Idea. ' - ' "Theu the new men, the strike break ers, they have had something to do with that affair. We have reneatedlv . " ,. told of their Insulting women along They "have also insulted our men who wear the white badges i ..... . .. - y . . .. u"UbC, auu in aaturaay nignt s crowd we Vnnw t ' Iv" -ul. been. Insulted .by one of the strike breakers. Whether or not he took oc casion to avenge her it Is not for us to say. . . "As we said before, however, - we want to see no; such Incident as Satur day night's duplicated. . Such outburst are not in line with our idea of Con ducting a strike. The action of Broth ers Keavney and Kelly In taking a car to the -barn Sunday morning, 'while the car was surrounded with a mob and stones were flying in all directions, ex presses our sentiments exactly. "The one and only criticism which we have to. offer to the troops being here is that we think the number Is far in excess of that "which would be re quired if the Saturday night's affair were repeated. Two or three hundred men would answer all requirements and the expenses would of course be re duced .acordlngly, "We have heard it stated reneatedlv that the management of the settlement of thisi..trlke had been taken out of the hands of Mr Sewell, If so whv Is it the gentleman to whom that prob lem has been left to be solved has not endeavored to bring about a conference with us with a view .to, settling the whole business and bring harmony to replace discord " The 'buses are doing a land office business and if the parties in charge keep it up people who do not care to partronlKe the trolley cars will be able to get to and from their work without any serious inconvenience.' If the city government had any authority over the streets at the present time it would be in order to ask that an effort be made not to allow the soldier boys to block the sidewalks so that pedestrians can not use them. When a line of armed men stands on the curbing facing the street and the points of their bayonets reach clear across the walks, it makes walking a-dangerous occupation. Al derman Blakeslee, who is chairman of the committee on obstructions, might soeCfneral Frost about this matter and try if he can do something for people who cannot afford to ride,m tho ciro or the Tiv t DENOUNCED DEMOCRAT Manager Sewell Makes a Startling Accusation Facts, However, Do Not Bear Him Out In His False State- , ; ment. . v Mr Sewell was asked, this noon if he or Colonel Burpee intended giving any recognition to Kelly and Keaveneyr the strikers, for their' b'rave act' In taking a car to the' barn from the scene of tumult at North Willow, street Satur- day night. ..' 1 . "All I know about It Is what I read,' said Mr Sewell. , "Well, I was there and saw them do it," said the reporter. ' "Who ordered them to do it?" was Mr Sewell' answer. "Nobody mat i Know of,", said the reporter. ,"'JL'nat is where the credit to I'heni comes in. , If they were or dered to do it there would be no credit uue to themi." ( " "If the police asked them to take the car back they would have to do it' suld Mr Sewell. . Well, I don't know about that," said the reporter. "Captain Bannon was stoned and I understand that Keaveney and Kelly told hini they would take the car to the barn if the non-union' men. were taken awa y. And then they got on the car and took it. away, amid a shower stones. ,1 should think that was deserving of recognition." - Mr Sewell said nothing to this. He did not seem in good humor, and the reporter turned the conversation to the riot. , ,- . "It was a fierce night," said he . "Well, I guess It was," said Mr Sewell,- "and your damned paper, was the cause of it, catering to the mob." "That is not so, ir . Sewell,'. ex claimed the scribe. "The Democrat is bought and read by some, of the best people in the city, and what caused the row is your actions and the lies that have been puiblished. Why didn't you take in your cars when the. row be gan?". "We did,". said Mr Sewell. No, you didn't," replied the reporter, "nor for an' hour or more after. The last car did not leave the center until 11 :30 o'clock. " I saw it all.'.' . "Well," said Mr Sewell. "haven't we got the right to run our cars?"', "Undoubtedly, tout-' when - you ,' see they 4 incite riot oughtn't you for the jS;,kje.af the puiblic peace take them in7' "It's the way you put up this stuff every day to the people'was the cause of it all." ' . "The Democrat has not given, more space to it than any of the others, and I wrote every word that has been pub lished go far, except an occasional par agraph or so. and I can stand by every word of it. We published no lies." . ' "Well, I think you are the cause of it all." " ; , ' ' - "You may think bo', but you have no grounds for so doing. If you will turn to the columns of the Democrat you will see there that the people have been advised more often than by any other paper to preserve the peace.' "I don't care to read now. I will have more time to read bye and by & and think also," said Mr Sewell. it was your action m not witn- drawlng the cars brought the military to town.' That's aibout the size of it. xou have the military here now and hundreds of the men are drunk." rhe latter was an extravagant state ment, but there was some truth In it. Mr Sewell said: "Well. I'm not to blame for that." ami then he disap peared within the Waterbury club. . The condition of the motorman who was taken from the car on Saturday night and-roughly handled,, was re ported by the hospital authorities as somewhat better to-day Tho city, though in the hands of the military, Is not under martial law. Nevertheless, three rounds of ball cart ridges iiave been issued to the ouT-of- town companies. . - , , It was determined to-day to run cars this evening with1 a military es cort on each car. Each escort will consist of four men, two on the front and two on the rear platform. Father Slocum, Dr Davenport, the Rev Mr Stockdale and nearly air the other ministers of the city spoke on the strike situation yesterday, de nouncing . in the strongest terxns the outbreak of Saturday night. , -. A well known citizen of Waterbury, a property owner on North Main street, called at the Democrat office this after noon, and expresed himself in no un certain manner about the state of af fairs that now exists here He said it was 'to be deplored and that the calling out of the militia Would hanff like a cloud over the city for a long time. Then he cited a case that came under his notice as he left .his home. One of the military men came staggering down the street looking for some one or something and not hardly able to tell, whether he was afoot or on horseback. He finally plunged out into the street and held up a passing team. .The soldier boys were busy during a part of the forenoon looking up missing men, some of whom appeared to be sadly in need of a little assistance. On South Main street a big fellow divested himself of his coat, and while he issued no challenge, it was plain from his conduct that he was up for any kind of a game. After a good deal of coax ing he was induced to, get from under the public eye. . Later a ,patrol made a tour of all the saloons for the purpose of locating men who could not be ac counted for at headquarters. "By George," said a man who was enjoying a toddy in a prominent cafe when the officer stepped in. looked around and then headed for the door without ut tering a word. "I thought he was going to set 'em up." At another place some . one wanted to know if . . the ottiecr wasn't going to ask the crowd ia " GEN FROST'S ORDERS Militia Will Patrol Trolley Lines To-Night Soldiers Will Carry Loaded RiflesWill Make ' Arrests if Occasion Calls for it. , , . . x . k. General Frost gave out for publica tion this afternoon the following: Before dark sets in three patrols will go out, The first, consisting of twenty-four; men,' will patrol the Naugatuck line for four miles outside the city, or as far as Union City. ' All the places where there has been trouble will be guarded. The second, consisting of about six teen men, will patrol Bank street line as far, as the terminus. . The third will guard the East Main street line.. , ' General Frost stated that no troops will go out with the cars this evening or on the cars. t- Every man on duty carries a loaded rifle and several rounds-of ammuni tion: ' Arrests will be made by the mil itia when occasion presents Itself. ' " , New Haven, Feb 2. Sheriff Dun ham, wiho requested Governor Cham berlain to send military, aid' to Wa terbury, is quoted here as having been greatly, surprised when he learned that so large a body of troops had been called. out. "All I wanted," said tho sheriff, "was a , few companies and with that number I could have quelled any outbreak that might be likely to occur." - Regarding this matter. Governor Chamberlain in an Interview with a Register reporter said ! that -. Sheriff Dunham ; In making Ids request for troops to be sent to - Waterbury, sug gested that perhaps two companies would be sufficient to restore and keep the peace - there. ' "My information regarding the existing conditions .in that city, however, le dme to order out the First' regiment and the New Ha ven companies of the Second."., Gov-; ernor Chamberlain added: "I. believe the disturbances there, are now prac tically all over.". , ' . . - . ; The Democrat's advice to every man, woman and cihild that, has no business downtown to-night is to remain; at their homes. Innocent people have been , shot . before now, " and it. is best to be onjtnie safeside. "Chief Egan and Mayor KilduJ call ed upon Dr Frost this afternoon and had a long conference with him. ' Many of the militia wore "we walk". buttons, yet they rode 1 In ; the union buses. Not a military . uniform was seen on any of the cars; The cars were not, patronized to-day as well as they have1 been during the past week.. On the other hand the union buses were crowded.. - During the disturbance Saturday night Fhilip Fontaine, George. Wild man and, Ilichard Miskey were 'arrest ed for throwing stones at a car. AH, of, the company property was guarded to-day by tlhe militia, a com pany being in possession of tfhe car barn and another In the power station. Many taxpayers ' are under tho im pression that the city will have to pay the expense of the military. ' This is not so. The state is the paymaster la this case. . Many people remarked to-day that George E. Terry knew, what was com ing in trolley matters when he said that Waterbury was a good town (to emigrate from. , Frank Miller, who.' deserted the ranks of the strikers antl accepted a position as car starter for the trolley company, is reported as ' having quit the city. - He v and his wife sought protection la the police station Satur day night during the riot scenes. It is . reported that because Miller out cf her position. Of course the practical joker has to lm mi H a,rA? nriil hnTft hla'ttnv tia -msttftr what is going on. He was .leaning njmiij- tho fPTM'mnnitr Audi - against the fence ' opposite the Audi torlum this forenoon when a .car load cf beef was being caried into the build ing for the use of, the soldiers, and re marked that the strike was a big thing for George Lllley. : The board of. public safety held a meeting this morning and voted to pe tition, the legislature that the charter of the city of Waterbury be amended so , that the board ' could appoint seventy-five special officers in cas'es' pf emergency. . At the present time but thirty special officers can be sworn" in to do duty. . ' ' The men in charge Of the car which was 'Stalled at the junction of North Willow and West Main streets, the last one to leave the " tracks Saturday night, were Daniel Hogan and Frank Spencer. Spencer deserted his post when the first attack was made,, but Hogan kept to his till the car was re moved, by Keaveney and Kelly. The "First regiment got a cold recep tion at .the armory. .The place was freezing and the men had a bad night of it there. This morning they took military leave of the Frank Miller Coal Co and got all the coal they needed and a promise of all they may need. Colonel Schultze said liis men did not exactly break Into the yard, but they were strangers here and they had to get heat. The next thing In order now is a press censor. Whatever is given out to the public should pass through the hands of a committee composed of Manager Sewell and one of the officers in command of the irllitla. Thi would go a long ways towards bring ing about the conditions' so many wish to see the .suppression of every item of news, no matter how authentic, that might not meet wj.h the approval of the trolley people , and their back- era, BEFORE JUDGE PEASLEY Men Arrested Saturday Night Bound OverOne Heavily Fined Cases of Strike Breakers Continued. The city, court room was ; crowded this morning with prisoners, police offi cers,' witnesses, lawyers and s- 'cta tors. If tLc court rojrn was five time as large It would bav b.?ea puoked. ?.'ef ore court opened about 30b persons who were standing in all parts of the room, were ordered out by Sergeant Blakeley and only those who had seats were allowed to remain. Judge Peas ley on the bench. The ' first case was that of Frank i Spencer and Thomas ' A; llogan, two of 'the strike breakers "who were run ning on, of the cars that received a fearful bombardment on .West Mam street near. North Willow street about 32 o'clock on Saturday night. Dur ing the bombardment one of the strike breakers is said to hava flourished a revolver. - Both were promptly arrest !. Trosfnttnc Attirnttr Dimint sjiid in the becinninsr that he was not . famillar with the circumstances of tho . case and would therefore ask ror a con- wu" iompany l or that city was pre Tinuapcs. But in tho next breath he paring to depart for Waterbury. One said If what I have heard of the case : Hartford paper has ,it that it was is true,, I will probably nolle It. At- J Company I members who received the torney Meigs appeared for the accused, bombardment, but this report was de- He also askea for a eonimuance. lie oalfl that thoito hod tiodii anno inisnin- CTU.v um. mv. v , v-v.. v , derstanding in the men's arrest and uii iue uuuua ui. j.,uw bhuuhi u ip- duced to $100. Judge Fe isleV contin ued the case for a week under bonds ofsioo. '.'. 'r--1-'', Philip Fontaine, an employe of the Scovill Manufacturing Co, was charged with breach of the peace. Officer Sam uel Walsh said that he walking along West Main street In front of the City hall about U o'clock when he saw Fon- taine's arm swing, a missilo lly thj-oagh the air and crash through a pane , of glass i a window. He was only a few feet away from the man , when he threw It. He imediatelw went over and ' placed him under arrst. Fontaine did not protest and walked pleaded not guilty, said that he had put up his hand to ward off stones which -were flying about him in all di rections and while doing so. the offi cer saw him and placed him under ar rest, ne had . no stones nor missiles In his hands. durlngiheyening.One of the ' questions asked of him by Prosecutor Durant was: "nave you. a union?". The man. replied that his trade or craft had no union. Although Attorney , Kennedy made an tble plea in behalf, of his client, referring to. his good record during his 12 years, resi dence here and - that it was possible in such a crowd as . that of Saturday night. for an officer to make a mistake. Judge Peasley found probable cause, and bound, Fontaine over to the su perior court under bonds of $500, which were furnished by Alderman Brophy. Richard Moeschke, age IS .. years, was also charged with , breach of the peace Officer Brickel who made the arrest, testified that on Saturday night after 11 o'clock be saw the accused !5l?Y. "I88"?, a e.of !ure? ca58 standing on West' Main street. On the ; way to the station the accused told the officer that he wouldn't do such a thing . again if lie would let him go., Superintendent Combellack of tho Boys' club testified that the ac cused Is an orphan and supports him self by working in the Watch shop. He testified to the excellent character of the accused. The young man him self said that he was very sorry that he had done such a thing, that he was ashamed of himself, that " he would leave town forever, as soon as the case is. over. .He was bound over under $500 bonds which were, furnished, by J George Wildman pleaded not guilty to the charge pf breach -of the peace. Dr A. A. Crane said that, he was on West Main street -near St' John's church when he saw the above young man throw a stone at a car. He kept j " ftye constantly on him until he met 1 Officer Gogglns,, who placed the boy under arrest at the. doctor's request The doctor could not Identify the boy in eourt this morning, but he was posi tive that the boy whom he pointed out to the officer was the . person who threw the stone. Officer Goggins told of the boy's arrest. Wildman took te starid in his behalf, and positively denied that he had thrown a stone or missile during the evening, nis evidence was corroborated by a friend, Lawrence Nelson. Ills lawyer, Attor ney Pierce had . several persons, among whom were R. N. Blakeslee, James Dennlson, foreman in the clock shop, where the young man is employ ployed, and Mr Grannls to. testify to the boy's good character. Attorney Durant in summing up the case said that he did not know' why the young threw the stone any more than he knew -what made" men of standing and property in the community stand around and jeer on Saturday night. In imposing the sentence which was the same as in the previous rases. Judge Peasley said that he shouldn't disregard the testimony of tho only citizen who got out there aud tried to suppress the riot. . William Morgan of Wolcott street was found guilty and fined $20 and costs for Inciting people to riot. Of ficer Dodds, who arrested - him, said that the young man who was clearly excited, was standing on West Main street when a car window was brok en and he said: "That's good, give it some more." Attorney Durant said that young Morgan came of one of the most respectable families in the city who had lived here ror generations. An appeal was taken under $100 bonds furnished by Constable Lannon.- Frank Fagan, formerly a hack driver in the employ of . T. F. Lunny, was fined $25 and costs for cruelty to ani mals.; ' , , Dennis tSweeney, an employe of the . . Waterburx. Scrap' Iron ' Cojjva 5s.r"Jj ed by Officer Allen on Saturday nigbt for breach of the peace in pulling the trolley pole- of a car off the wire while the car was standing on West Main street Saturday night lie was de fended by Attorney Seery. Tie was bound over to the superior court under' $500 bonds, which were furnished by Michael Keeley. There is no need for people to be alarmed over the presence of the mil itia. They are all true men, citizens of the good old commonwealth of Con necticut, and are not going to shoot down our people without cause, and it is hoped that no provocation will arise which would call for bloodshed. Let us all make the best of, the situation ana. try and use the visitors as well as we know -how. There was a slight disturbance in the auditorium this forenoon. , A crowd ut boys and men gathered, around the en trance and hissed a passing car. This was reported immediately to General Frost and he ordered, out a full com pany of the First regiment to clear tha street. A loaded cartridge was la every man's rifle. Both sides of tha aduitorlum for some distance were cleared and troops stationed at. each end to kep them so. People were al lowed to pass, but not to congregate. It was reported from New Britain to-day that a certain Hartford repexter who nas Deen nammering the . prize ngnts over in that city was bombnrHi- by decayed hen ,fruit last -night niea tms afternoon and the memhw V nf ha Amnn-rr f j. v vab K-ysuijqunjl 'Bitxy , 1 11 it L BUluQ XN6W Britain ' people were - trvinj?. tn square witn tne Hartford scribe. ' Possession of the Auditorium was taken toy force by the First regimeat. Jean Jacques,, the owner of the build ing. Informed Colonel Schultze that the vwi,y nan. wmcn is public nrortertv ln" "l, ri Wf 'JL9 "V:-""T- "rK 1 T, ZZ." Vvf .us J ' tion, he informed Hartford that it was up to him tn turt. whereupon the latter broke - In the doors, took immediate possession, re moved the wrestling ring and arranged things to suit themselves. Police Officers Noon an. and Tehan f-quite a scare shortly before noon ?aa-y; -THeywere on. their way to the station to report for duty and while passing through , Harrison ave nue somebody let one of the Iron, hatch doors ome down close behind them with, a bang Jha$ sounded like a torpedo explosion. Tho two officers Jumped three feet in tho air and thou turned around quickly to investigate, "When they saw what had basnened they laughed and remarked that thev thought somebody had fired a shot or exploded a torpedo. , , JEA& , JACUES'S BID. New Britain. Feb 2. The director of Iiusswln Lyceum are holding a meeting this afternoon and looking over several bids that have been mad' for the theater. Amnocr tho bidr are Jean Jacques erf Waterburv. Jen- tilncs Xr. Panarma TTa-v.wi tt mgiham. of Middletown. Thomas .T. iynch and J. Claude Gilbert of New Britain. The latter two were former .Partners in conducting the theater but- each Is now putting; : In an imitvlrin.il bid. Last season $7,000 was cleared on the theater. ', ; . DIED IN HIS CHAIR. - MerideiM Feb 2: Michael Seips, for twenty years superintendent of tt.y factory of Manning, Bowman & Co, died of apoplexy ' to-day while sitting in a chair at his. home- He was 02 years of age. On January 22 Mr Selpn slipped on an Icy sidewalk and fell, striking his head-on the brick pave ment. Since that time he has brrn confined to his home, although It was tuougut he was recovering. CAPT BLAKE ON BOARD. Philadelphia, Feb 2. The steamship Grecian which arrived here. to-day from Boston has on board Captain Blake and ten men of the schooner Lyman M. Law from Norfolk for Bos ton. The law was abandoned on Jan uary 31, eight miles southeast of nigh lan light. ..' . , ' SPY OAK CONDEMNED. New York,, Feb 2. "Spy Oak," saftl to be tho largest tree Un New York state, stan dins? nn tha raivinm . uiiiuu 1VMII, estchester, has been condemned a a unsafe and will probably soon be cnt down, It having become "hollow and in clanger from falling. It is said that many, spies and deserters were hange from its branches in Revolutionary times. , . w : . . The aldermen will meet at 8 o'cloeft to-night. , The St Mary's alumni will hold A jxiccuuK Tu-morrow evening at 7:30 in the Mulcahy memorial building. The price of anthracite coal has ta ken a drop. Saturday it was $12 a ton, to-day ft can be purchased for $1.0.1)0. . , The Misses Frawley and ITanrahai of Ansonla were the guests yesterdaj of Miss Brennan of South . Fifth street -To-day being the Feast of the Purl ficatlon, services were held in the Cath ollc Churches. To-morrow will be tin Mrs Rosalie Brodeur, aged SO years, died yesterday at her home, 30 Pleas ant street. She leaves two daughters. Mrs Joseph Darent of Watertmry and the other a resident of Tawtucket; also one son. II. . Brodeur. , The deceased has lived here for the past eleven year?, three of which she was an . invalid. She was a good Christian' woman and 1 bore all her suffering with great forti tude. The remains will be burled In St Mathas, Canada. Undertaker Ancv has charge of the txiv,r"-,l"'n-"