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VOL. XVI, NO. 50
Stones Hurled at Gars in
Cars Stalled in a Few Places Give the Crowds a Chance to Hoot
" Those in Charge of Them Several Arrests Made bate in
the Night The Heavy Fog That Hung Over the City u
Gave the Evil Doers a Good Chance to Hit and
Then Run Colonel Shulze Denies That
v His Soldiers Stoned a Car.
Notwithstanding the presence of the
military, disturbances took place in
various parts , of the city, last evening.
The veil of mist that overhung the city
from an early hour served a? a protect
ing mantle for tlaose inclined to wok
mischief and trouble. ' i?ut in com
parison with the work of Saturday
evening, the damage done was nothing.
It was 'not expected that violence
would cease altogether for tb.fi military
irm of protection could not extead to
- all points at the one time. The streets
.were fairly, .well thronged early in the
evening, more out of curiosity than
Anything else, however, for the people
In general had not had a good look at
military until after the factories clos
ed yesterday. After a few hours the
military ceased to be a curiosity and
the majority of the people went to their
. homes. A; :-. , .'''S
. It did not' take very long for vthe
people and the soldiers to become ac
quainted. They are a good lot of hearty
. young fellows .the governor selected
for duty here and the people took to
them well and quickly. All day long
the visitors ; ' knowing presumably
they will not be here for, any great
length of time, seemed determined to
make the best, of the visit and get ac
. -;quainted as quick as .posible. In con
' sequence, according to general report,
hundreds of. people have souvenirs
of this dreadful occasion. Cart
ridges, buttons, belt buckles and other
things in a soldier's makeup.
The conduct; of the company occas-
. ioned some surprise. ; They did , not
seem very anxious to run their cars and
many asked what was the military
sent for if not to get the cars going.,
The military filled vthe town and yet
the cars stood, on Exchange place like
so many illuminated "chunks of wood.
People could not understand this.
Every once in a while a squad of sol
diers would march . around the side
walks and around the cars and march
away again and these' surprising man
euvers .were the' means 'of attracting
v scores of people -Who were1 bri their way
home, and caused them to. stop and, in-.
' ereafce the, growing crpwd. ( - '.;.' - '
"It was exactly like this the crowds
" began to gather Saturday night," one
of the spectators . said. "I - guess it
would' be a good thing to get away
: while there, is time and room" , and the
man disappeared in the fog.
"Once in a while, too, a noisy loaded
'bus would circumnavigate the square,
blowing tin horns and making a gen
eral uproar. This was not a- union
bus and the occupants were under the
impression they were having a good !
.time.; . . '- , . r.
But why the cars remained standing
on Exchange place five and sometimes
: almost ten minutes at a time perplexed
everybody. It was a conundrum they
could not solve. ". ,"x , ',
Early in the evening reports of trou
ble we're in circulation and there seem
ed to" be some grounds for them. About
1 o'clock difficulty was experienced in
getting the South Main street car start
ed from Exchange place. Some said
the force of the current Ts decreased
or cut off so that the. cars could not
move. It was evident something
. was ; up for Superintendent Wales or
someone like him had his hands full
in getting . the car started. It was re
ported that, the East -Main street car
was having trouble and it was said in
explanation that the power was cut
off, on East Main" street. But after a
good deal of bother with. the switch
board on ,the front of the car, over
the motorman's bead, mnninjar around
and examining the bearings Mr Wales
pot the car moving and scon after the
East Main street ear cflme in.
The mist was quite heavy now and
afforded much opportunity for work
ing, mischief, and in many places those
so inclined foolishly availed themselves
of the opportunity. Sticks, stones and
obstructions delayed a Brooklyn car
and it came back with a few windows
smashed. A car on the Oakville line
had similar trouble.. A car on the
North Main street line was saluted with
stones and sticks. In fact there was
disturbances of small account every
where, just as there have been ever
since the cars began running nights.
But further than. breaking glass uoih
,ing.was done.
There were some arrests made. The
first was William Seery, who lives out
East Main street and comes of a very
respectable family. He was charged
with turning a switch on east Main
street though it was at first said he
was found climbing a pole to cut off
the current. ' . ' -
Walter Nichols waa arrested about
tbe same time for refusing to move on.
The military had a great time riding
all over the city. Late in the evening
. General Frostr who seems to ha one of
the best fellows that ever wore a state
uniform, stated there was no trouble of
a serious character. Still he deemed it
Advisable to send a squad of ten men
out on a car once in a while. It was a
pity the men could not see the delight
ful scenery that abound in the neigh-
borhood of Forest park, Simonsville
and along the banks of the Naugntuck.
Taking everything into consideration
it was a quiet night, so fur. as reports
told up to this morning show.
The mall bags at the armory and the'
auditorium are quite bulky every morn-:
ing with letters from the soldiers to;
their best girl.s and their mammas tell
J: of how the war ig progressing here.
Several Parts' of the City
Night ,
Mayor Kilduff, Chief of Police Egan,
Sheriff Dunham and General 'Frost
held a long council this morning, ... It
was said that the object " of the meeting-
was to devise plans for, the with
drawal of some of the military, one of
the two regiments if possible; that
Mayor Kilduff insisted upon the withr
drawal of, the two machine guns on the
grounds that the regular nUlitia could
take are of whatever' - disturbance
might arise. The presence of such a
large body of military is the talk of
the town, of people in every degree of
life and business. What took place at
the conference was not given out, but
General Frost sent word to the press
representative, lieutenant-Colonel John
H, Wade, that nothing of , importance
had transpired since last night and
that the Object of the meeting was-to
arrange matters both in, the city and
outside it, '; -7 ' , : ;..
; This afternoon General :- Frost was
asked if ythe report was "true that the
First regiment . or any; portion, of the
military were ordered home and he
said no such order had been issued.
Neither were there any more troops
coming to town. ' As to the conference
with Sheriff Dunham", Chief cf Police
Egan and Mayor Kilduff, he said it
was merely a general discussion of
the situation. Every point where dis
turbance was likely to break out was
covered by the men, the situation was
well in hand, he said, and nothing fur
ther ban a slight outbreak near the
nower - house had occurred to-day.
From other sources it was ascertained
that the military came here with two
days' rations and to-day supplies for
four day a more were ordered. This
means they will remain the. week.
" General Frost said that he commun
icated with the governor this forenodn
and highly commended the police for
their cleverness in handling the peo
ple. - He also reported that most or
the trouble was in the suburbs. He
was 'asked' what he thought of the dis
position .of, the, people, in general and
lie said it.wasf peaceful.'
Manager Sewell was a caller upon
General Frost this afternoon.
The daily routine for the different
militarv comnanies on duty in this city
at the present time is as follows: Re
veille- and roll call, 6.DU; ureaiaast, oau;
sick call, 7:00; police call, 7:JO; -first
sergeant's call. 7:30: guard mounting,
9:00V dinner' 12:30: police call, 1:10;
supper, 6:30; police call, 7 ;10; roll call,
90; taps, 10:30. b ! V ; V
Captain Lay ton of the brigade staff
took a company to watervine last even
ing to investigate a report that an at
tempt was made to derail a car. A
bar of iron was found' near the track
and it is supposed that this was used
to derail the car. Lieutenant Littlest) y
of the First, regiment took out Com
pany F on the, same mission.
, The electric lights in the north- end
of the city went out last night about
11 o'clock. This was probably on oc
count of some defect at the power
house. It is not attributed to the
strike, at all events; but it set the police
authorities thinking, and gas meters
were put an the police station this fore
noon.' iieretotore the ponce station ae
pended solely upon electricity for light
One of the men whose discharge
caused the strike, Edward Maloney, is
a meniber of Company G, Second regi
ment. . He is ' on .'duty -at the armory
and is as active as any other member
of the regiment in doing his part of the
work of the military. It is also said
In this connection that 'fifteen of the
strikers at Cheney's silk factories in
Manchester are members of , the com
pany that comes from that town.
i Last evening a ear was bombarded
from Ward's fiats on Bank street. The
military, invaded the whole - building
and searched every place around it, bu
found no one. They ran up against
two of the-local detective force and
not knowjng who they ' were, made
them run for dear life. An officer with
his revolver in hand was very active
The stone throwers disappeared, but
there was peace in that neighborhood
cor the rest of the night.
The New Haven Blues and the Grays j
are now stationed at the power house.
These are Companies D and F respec
tively. This will be their permanent
quarters for some time. The cause of
this order of things was a disturbance
that took place near the Bank street
bridge this forenoon. A small crowd
made themselves very obnoxious. The
Blues were In. the field already, so to
speak, when it occurred, but it was
deemed advisable to send for reinforce
ments and the Grays were sent out. No
arrests were made. k -
Like at the armory, the headquarters
of the Second regiment goes merrily on.
There was no sleep Sunday night. ( It
was like. the last night in camp.. But
last niffht not, a sound was heard but
what came from rrivate Basket Ball
Bijly Morgan. : He was heard all over
the larsre hall, (but hi3 auditors couldn't
say whether it wasthe "Wearing o'
the Green" or the ."Star Spangled Ban
ner" he was snoring. . ;
The best , bed in . the, ' whole
armory ;is the space on the
floor, behind the piano in the Compan'v
GV. parlor; After a desperate battle
Inst, tMrht .t was captured by Lieuten
ant XTaliinan, . . - . ,
Ended Suddenly This ; Morning-
On Account of Juror's Action
It Will Be Taken Up at the Next
Term of the Court Two Jurors Took
It Into Their Heads to Investigate
the Case Outside the Court House.
Norwich, Feb 3. The trial of Cap
tain Asahel Tanner of this city on the
charge of manslaughter, on account of
the death of Sarah Goldberg, with
whom he Is said to have quarreled,
ca me to a sudden end to-day. The
trial occupied three days in the super-
or court last week, and the arguments
were to have been made , to-day before
Judge Elmer. When the1 case was
called at 10 o'clock, , Judge ' Brown,
counsel for the -aged respondent, ' an
nounced to the court that he had;been
made aware within the last few days
of improper, action on the , part of one
of the jurors, and that; he felt com
pelled to enter an objection. : Judge
Brown added that he thought State
Attorney Lucas would agree with him
in the objection. ... , ;
After Mr Lucas had remarked' that
he had been Informed of the matter,
Judge; Elmer said it had come to his
knowledge that two jurors, B. W. La-
throp of Norwich and John M Lee of
Lisbon, had visited the scene of the
alleged assauat. While .the jurors
had no wrong intentions , in . the . mat
ter, they had gained some knowledge
by personal ' investigation .which the
other jurors had not received.' It was
necessary, said the judge, that jurors
should abide by the instructions of the
court and depend for information up
on the evidence regularly submitted.
He therefore felt obliged . to dismiss
the jury and continue the case until
the next term of court. . :
Thrown from Engine by Blowing Out
v of Plugs. v
Stamford, Feb 3. One- man was
killed and another was severely scald
ed as the result of the blowing out of
four plugs in the cylinder of a freight
engine on the N. Y., N. II. and H. rail
road, 'between Itoyaton and Darien to
day. When the explosion occurred
Fireman Edward J. Hill of New York
was blown from his cao and badly
scalded and the engineer, James Ban
non, was severely burned. Hill was
picked up dead after . the train had
stopped. ,v
Three Persons Said to HaVe Been "Shot
Mystery About Affair.
New York, Feb 3. The police, report
that a man , shot a woman, another
man and ihmself to-day at the resi
dence of Bernard Beinecke, ' president
of the Illinois Cattle Feeding Co. The
nam!is ;Vf the wounded persons have
not yet been learned.
Information was -refused at the Beiu-
ecks residence, but from what could
be learned from other, sources the pei
sons shot were servants. '
New York, Feb 3. Jack Munroe and
Tom Sharkey signed articles of agree
ment this afternoon for a twenty-round
boxing contest, to take place some time
after four months."
' . ' SI0N .T0 AMERICA.
BARON TON STERNBURG, Emperor William's new envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the
United States; is facing a very delicate diplomatic situation and is doing his best to pour oil on the troubled
waters. During two previous sojourns in Washington, first. as military attache and later as secretary of the
German legation, the baron became. acquaint!! wifb TrPs?dpnt Roosevelt, and the two ar very good friends.
Representative Sweeny of Derby
Would Have Governor Do It.
When the Member from Derby Pre
sented Petitions Asking, that Gover
nor Chamberlain : Remove Burpee
- from City Court Bench Chaplain
Prayed for Waterbury Avalanche
of New Business. , ' . -:" .
Hartford, ; Feb 3. Chaplain Hayes
opened this-week's session of the house
with a plea for honesty, fairness and
truth in the settlement of the Water
bury strike. "A', voice of confusion is
heard n our state," said the chaplain,
"let us hope that clearness and sanity
of mind will ' clear those momentary
cloudg away and, that they will be set
tled by an" appeal to honesty, fairness
and truth." " : .
With the beginning of the last week
of new business, there was a veritable
avalanche of new; matter; Among the
measures was a -.petition of Charles
N. ' Downes of Derby for the right to
furnish water ," to ' Deiiby, Ansonda,
Huntington and Seymour. V
The petition; of the city of South
Norwalk to consolidate the town and
city v was referred to the committee on
cities and boroughs.
. ' The Waterbury strike situation, came
up in the house this morning in a, sur
prising form. Mr Sweeney of Derby
presented a resolution to the effect that
the governor of. Connecticut be hereby
instructed to remove Lucien F. Bur
pee from the city court judgeship of
Waterbury. The resolution caused an
unusual stir in ; the house and Mr
Banks of Fairfield, the republican
leader moved that the matter be laid
on the table. There was a storm of
republican votes to do this, a few of
the democrats voting "no." The reso
lution was laid on the table.
. Later in the day Mr Sweeney tried to
have; the Burpee removal resolution
brought up, but Mr Banks refused to
perimL iius ana me resolution was
kept on the table.
Hartford, Feb S.-Commissioner, of
Labor Black to-day announced, that he
had not appointed any successor to the
late E. II. Belden as agent of the free
employment -bureau, and he would not
do so for sometime. - CJolonel J.-B. Do
herty is now In charge."
Mrs Mary Louise "Raymond, aged 62
vears. widow Of Louis Ravmond. died
shortly before 10 o'clock this morning
at the family residence, 263 North
Main street. ..- Besides her husband she
leaves one daughter, Miss Carrie L.
Raymond, and a stepson, Elmer L.
Raymond. The deceased jyas aV na
tive of New York, but hacr resided in
Waterbury for the past forty years and
was universally ; esteemed by all who
knew1 her. : She was a devoted member
of Trinity church and until her health
failed took an active ' part in every
thing pertaining to the welfare of the
parish. Her health was poor for the
past four or five years, but her condi
tion was not considered critical Until
last week when she v took a sudden
change for the worse ; and sank grad
ually until the end came. The funer
al will take place Thursday af ternoon
at 2 o'clock with service at the house
and Interment in Riverside cemetery.
: feV
HD, t P.
Refused, to Give $1,000 Bail for
Good Eehavior.
He Only Served About Half of His
Sentence Government 1 Paving the
Way for the New. Land Bill.
Dublin; Feb 3. William Redmond,
M. P., who was sentenced last year to
six months' imprisonment because he
refused to give bail In' $1,000 for his
future good behavior as the result of
an alleged incendiary speech at Wex
ford arid who was arrested at Kings
town and taken to Kilmainham jail
November 4, was released to-day al
though he had only served half ""his
term. In an interview Mr Redmond
said: "I do not know why I am re
leased, but I certainly do not thank the
government who have kept me in jail
for three months for really nothing."
Dispatches from Dublin and London
last night announced , that the procla
mation of last year , placing thirteen
districts in Ireland under the crimes
act" and' maintaining ; summary jurisdiction-
by the magistrates had been
revoked and that , this was regarded in
Irish circles as paving the way for
the government's new land bill.
Chicago Clerk Found With Three
Special Delivery Letters on Person.
'r-hiKTA vhu ' 3.-Frank Maybe, . a
I clerk , in the collecting department of
the postofnee, was. arrested last night
by Inspector Stuart,' who says he de
tected the man opening special deliv
ery letters in search of money. When
i m a . 14,. r
captured s MayDe uaa uu ui , io
threo special delivery and ten or
twolva other letters. x
Fcr three months thefts of letters
containing 'monqc bav.5' come tt tho
knowledge of , postoffice offci.ils. and
tho ivrrest follows many weeK3 or con
i ;r ; .1 ":i, r r,. vi-us
L.I II L OUI ICUUU1V.V Vk jv.v--
The prisoner is believed to be the only
orr concerned in the thefts, and his ar
rest is considered , important by . the
Maybe is 33 years old. : His brother
is assistant state auditor of Michigan.
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"V'trfi . i-1'. ',' ., .4.uA '-'V '
Special . forecast for Connecticut:
Fair to-nisrht; Wednesday fair, follow.
ed by rain or snow; colder; light to
fresh variable winds,
The Waterbury High school : basket
ball team will play the Naugatuck
High school " alumni team in the local
Y. M.- C. SA. gymnasium to-morrow
night at 8 o'clock., Two games may be
seen for 15 cents.
The funeral of Miss Bessie Commer
ford took place this morning from the
home of her sister, Mrs Michael Dunn
of Watertown.- A high mass of re
quiem was celebrated by Father Lof
tus at ; St John's church. . . The : pall
bearers were J. J. Keilty, James Dunl-
gan: and0 John Purdy of Watertown,
and ' Richard McCormack, Thomas,
O'Brien and Patrick Kane of Water
bury. ".."..-...There were many floral offer
ings, among them being a large pillow
from the. family. The funeral was
in charge of Undertaker Moriarty.,
Strikers Issue Their Twenty-fourth Statement and
Regret That the Aldermen Split on - Political Lines in Appointment
of Committee Cars Roughly Used in the Brooklyn Dis
trict This Morning Soldiers Unable A to '
The strikers' executive committee is
sued the following statement this after
noon : v '-.;,-.,- ;" :""':"' .
"To-day the twenty-fourth of our
strike, finds our , men standing firmly
in the ranks, -as hopeful for victory as
the day is beautiful. Their enthusiasm
and determination to remain" a solid
phalanx seems U Increase as the days
roll on rather than diminish. No over
tures have yet been made to us by Col
onel Burpee, who, we understand, now
has the. management of the present
difficulties and with whom a settlement
will have to be made on the part of
the company if ibotih sides can get together.,-,-
V' ;,; '.;!''-.-':.;''.:: 'm'
"We regret last ; night's incident lu
the board of aldermen. While we
thank .sincerely those who showed In
terest in making an effort to have our
dinlculties arbitrated, we are sorry
that the vote on the matter should have
displayed a political division on strict
party lines.. We have avoided bring
ing politics Into our, strike and don't
want politics brought therein or have
ourselves drawn into pontics. Ilad the
vote to appoint an arbitration, commit
tee passed, however, we feel sure the
committee would have 'met , with the
saime reception that . was tendered by
the company to the business men's
committee compose ; of our three
"worthy clergymen. : The copyrighted
statement of Manager f Sewell's that
'tliere is nothing to arbitrate' would be
tihe stone wall "placed in the - path of
the : committee. 4 'We won't - arbitrate
only when the men hare .the best of it,'
expresses the company's position now.
"Despite the presence of soldiery in
the streets and gatling guns nearby,
the crowds that were on the streets
last night were In good natured moods.
As an dnstance of the general good na
ture, tarnished only a .trifle, by petty,
incidents on the outskirts, a "'bus load
of aibout - twenty girls came into ; the
center "early, in the evening singing a
new version of the 'Good Old Summer
Time.' the last two lines of which ran
something like this:
'We 11. get our two and a quarter a day
In the good old summer time.?
IMen of all species, and classes
smiled upon. and appiauded the girls,
and a mighty cheer from a passing car
load of militiamen invigorated the gen
eral good nature. This incident dis
played the sort of feeling that we want
to see continue as long as the strike
does and -which we have advocated
.continuously since the strike began.. .
"We are pleased to learn that four of
the strike breakers deserted, their cars
last evening: ' The company was
obliged to send out extra men to bring
in the (forsaken cars. ' .
"We have refrained from expressing
ourselves upon some points which we
have felt to be doing us great injustice,
but as some of the clever young news
paper men who are (here for the metro
politan papers have been bright, enough
to discover and puMish these points,
we feel no hesitancy in now 'referring
to them. We have in mind the power
of one local -man in the present strug
gle. That ds Colonel Burpee. As a
New York paper . expressed it, he is
'general counsel for the street railway
company; (manager and. director of the
company's fight against 1 organized,
labor; judge of the city's police court;
retired colonel of the militia and now
detailed to active duty with the Sec
ond regiment; important factor in polit
ical affairs and close friend of Gov
ernor Chamberlain.' We will not com
ment on this situation, believing that
the "public will hare no trouble in dis
cerning the true inwardness of this sit
uation." N, .,.-. " -' ; .. - . -'
t"' ' , r'1 -.. ;i ' . '
The military boys are enjoying
themselves Immensely. . The provost
guard made a trip around the center
this afternoon and returned with
about a half dozen stragglers.
. Colonel Burpee, attorney for" the
trolley company, who has been on the
retired list of ofllcers for some time,
and was appointed to active duty here
by Governor Chamberlain Sunday, re
ported to General Frost Sunday even
ing. :
A man named John Pheian was ar
rested this forenoon by Ofllcer Car
anaugh for, insulting a-woman who
rode on the cars. He followed the car
some distance making grimaces at the
woman and when she alighted he called
her names.
It was reported that the car carry
ing the foremen of Benedict & Burn
ham's this noon was assaulted at Lib
erty street. At the Auditorium the
officer in charge during the temporary
absence, of Colonel Schulze stated he
had heard nothing of it.
The soldiers on duty in the Brooklyn
districts will 4iave an awful attack of
the twists or rubberneck by the time
they leave here. The Highland divis
ion railroad bridge on Bank street is
the cause of it all. By the way the
boys watch the spot they must have
received special orders.
"What's doing?" a Democrat report
er asked Sheriff Dunham this after
noon after the conference with Gen
eral Frost. "I don't know of a thing,
only this photographer wants to take
our; pictures" Just then General
Frost and Mayor Kilduff appeared and,
posing at the entrance: to the armory,
they were "shot" in a moment.
One of the visiting soldiers is not
very fond of non-union men. Yester
day afternoon the ' soldier in question
was riding down : North Main street.
He was feeling very happy, v A short
dista nee above Cooke street he called the
i conductor alname which .would not ap'
pear good in print, and at the same
time struck him several blows. The
conductor retaliated and gave the sol- '
dier a blow which knocked him off of )
the trolley car. ne was not injured ,
A member of one of the Hartford
companies stated . to-day that nearly
every officer of the Carpenters' union
of that city is a member of a military
company and they are doing duty in.
this city. It Is said that about three
fourths of the sdldiers are union men.
" Robert Ensko, a member of .the New
Haven trolley men's union, is a mem
ber of 'the Sarsfleld Guards, under the
command of Captain Donovan, and
doing duty in this city at the presen t
time. Ensko 1 a. private, but is de
tailed as - a bugler and therefore doU
not take an active, part as it were in
guarding the city, or rather the trolley
lines. It is said that four or five oth
er members of the New- Haven unioa
are also members of the militia and
are doing duty here.
This morning about 9:30 there wfiv
some commotion about the Auditori
um, where the First regiment is quar
tered: A couple of trucks were drawn
up against the sidewalk taking on sol
diers' kits, ovens, wood and a whole
lot of other staff. . The crowd of epec
tators thought the mlEtary were go
ing away iromtown, but the fact was
that the men at' the car barn were be
ing relieved. Each company takes its
own outfit and the loading of tho
trucks gave the idea the men were
leaving town.
Colonel Schultze's men had a quiet
night ' They were quartered at tho
car barn. Only one report of trouble
eame to them during the night , Tli
men in charge of a car on the OakvMe
iD.Acvvi icu xutviug uwu isioneu. xney
said they w-ere hit and that obstruo
tions of every, ldnd were laid on the
tra'cki.JVTlie-' officer charge of tho
men 'at the bam inquired into the mat
ter, sent " a squad of men in a car wp'
the line and. examined it carefully and
all about It, but fcould find no one, not
even a,.boy: or the trace of any '
structlons whatsoever. " Tben the o!?i
cer asked the men who were on the car
If they were badly hurt and they said
thf y were. The matter was hardly
worth speaking about They bore no
signs of having been attacked.
Colonel Schnltze was asked . thU
morning how he liked the town and tho
people and if they were using him all
right i "The town is all right" said
"the ''- gruff colonel, ''and the people a rft
all right, too, ut there was something
in this morning's paper, the Republican
I think if s called,"; and he looked in.
quiringly at ? the . Democrat reporb?r.
who told him that was the name of
the morning paper. "Well, that had
something - this morning stating tha t
some of my men stoned,a car. Tim t
nothing but a damned lie; and tliat's
all that can be said about it." "There
is probably something to it neverthe
less," said the reporter. "Not a bit of
it," insisted -the..- colonel. : "A. squad
of men were going on a car and one of
them dropped a bayonets-well, I don't
know exactly howv it happened. Ma
jor Moran knows all about It. lint,
anyhow, this man in ; some way acci
dentally broke a window, but as for
stoning a car there is not' a word of
truth in the published statement not
a word. The men: were getting into
the car, , crowding in,.. I'suppose. and
the window was accidentally broken.
Probably the man knocked his bayonet
against ; it or his elbow, ;.I can't say
how it (happened, but not a stone was
fired. ' Why, it's nothing but a lie."
There was a little excitement in the
Brooklyn district this morning about
10:30. . Four cars were stoned within
half an hour and several car windows
were broken. ' . In one or ; two casea
the stones were thrown by boys, bet
in the other cases men who are a part
of the foreign population did the work.
Cara were being stoned so f requently
that complaint was made to the mili
tary boys stationed at the power
house, v :.i Thereafter a .squad of sol
diers, about six in number, would
board the cars; at the power house,
ride to the end of the line at Torter
street, and back again to the power
house. ; The first car, on which the
members - of . the militia 'rode was
stoned on Bank street opposite James
street VThe soldiers jumped off and
ran through a' driveway leading to the
rear of the building occupied in part by
the Lithuanian Independent, Political
club, but they were unable. to capture
or even to see the stone throwers. Sev
eral soldiers stated to a Democrat ro
porter to-day that something struck
one of the Brooklyn cars this morn Iris
which sounded like a bullet They
would not say positively that It was a
bullet. . One ; of them said that it
might have been a shot from an air ri
fle. Bank street above ; Riversides
street, was pretty well lined, with peo
ple all morning. : Shortly before noon
a whole company marched to the
Brooklyn district and did duty, during
the noon hour. .
Monroe, Feb 3. ratrick Goifnan,
the old man who is charged with th
murder, of his. son John, was so ill
and weak to-day that tlie preliminary
hearing had to be postponed until Mon
day. There are grave doubts whether
he will ever reaUy b able to stand a
trial. - -

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