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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. TWENTY'SIX JH DAY OF STRKEMILITIA ORDERED HOME FIRST REGT. HAPPY DEPUTIES DISAPPOINTED STRIKERS JUBILANT LEGISLATURE REFUSES VOL. XVI, ISO. Order Issued This Afternoon by Governor Chamberlain Calling Them Home The Boys Sent Up a Shout on Receipt of the News. ' Hartford, Feb 5. Governor Cham- . . . . a ai wnain tnis arternoon issueu u withdrawing the First regiment from Waterbury. The order states, also that the New, Haven companies of the Second regiment will be withdrawn to morrow, leaving only the two Water- bury companies in the city under com mand of Brigadier General Frost Gov ?rnor Chamberlain said the situation had now .reacnea ; a point wnere me withdrawal of the troops seemed safe. As the civil authorities appear to traye the situation well in hand, he sees no longer any necessity for the ..work -of the militia. , , ; When the announcement "was made ' ubout 2:15 this afternoon at the Audi torium, where the members of the First regiment have had their quarters, a wild shout of joy arose. ! Deafening were the cries. A more pleased - crowd could not be found anywhere. Every person without exceptions was pleased that he was going home,": and they, jumped with joy. They immediately started in to pack , up their belongings and to prepare for departing on a spe cial train this afternoon. ' : , Hartford, - Feb :5. No complaint made to the governor of, the reported misconduct of the First .resrlment fiEr- ured in his decision to recall ; the : troops. s Not a whisper of 'this sort reached, his ears from , an official source. Governor Chamberlain said: "There is not the lightest foundation. Ail". cth - toll? ' TMiic nothing but praise to bestow upon the men of the militia." ' . ; Following Is a copy of the official re quest by Mayor . Kilduff to Sheriff ; Dunham ' for extra protection in ' con sequence of the ' outbreak Saturday 'evening: :-.' -fK'-'Kr lixecntive , Department . :.-'' ;:,;' Mayor's Office, -.j . . 1 Waterhurv. Conn. 'Feb 1., 1903. , Ur "Albert B. Dunham, Sheriff,4 New Haven - County, State of Connecti . cut; ' . '-. , ' - Sir: Being of 'opinion that", the po lice department of this.-city- is Inade .auate.to maintain' ibeaee and preserve good r order within the limits of this city at the present' time, I1 hereby noti fy you that your aid is required to as sist, in executing the laws and preserv- , ing peace and good , order within tha limits of this city. In my judgment a . fletachment of the National Guard is preferable to a sheriff's posse in this ttmtter: .-''.". . . ( E. G. KILDUFF, . Mayor of City of . Waterbury. ; '"AH aboard for Naugatuck and way stations!" shouted a 'bus conductor this morning as he bounded onto the rear nd of the vehicle. Y v STEAMERS DETAINED. Because Necessary Supply of Coal Was , Not Delivered. '' , few York, Feb 5. Of the ocean . iteamers which should have sailed yes terday but were detained because the. necessary supply of coal had not been delivered, the only one that had sailed -up to 11 o'clock this morning was the Hamburg-American liner Moltke, which "left her piet shortly before 7 , o'clock for Slediterranean ports.- The next one to get away will probably be the Amer ican line steamer St Paul , for "South impton. Her coal is now being taken jn board and it is expected that she will be ready to sail at noon. The Holland American line steamer Am sterdam, for Rotterdam, will not sail to-day as anticipated. The coal supply . for this vessel is still short and the agents say it will be. Impossible to get . her off before to-morrow. ! La Ixrraine. of the French line, scheduled to sail at 10o' clock thismorn- - !ng, will not leave until to-morrow; as the coal barge is not yet alongside. The Teutonic of the White Star line tt is confidently expected to be ready , for sea by '2 o'clock this morning. . Another steamer to feel the, effects tf the coal famine is the Ward, line pteamer Monterey, which should have sailed at 11 o'clock this morning for Havana. , Her coal supply; will be on inmru iu lur uri iu gtrt. waj (ue- Tore noon to-morrow. CIVIL ENGINEER DEAD. Chicago, Feb 5. Carl Binder, a well known civil encineer. is dead at his home here. Mr Binder was born in Germany in 1853. He came to Amer ica in 1884 and for a time was connect d with the Lake Shore road. He erected the iron construction of sev wal-of the buildings at the World's i fair. . ;,-'.:-'" NO TRUTH IN SCHWAB STORY. London, Feb .5. There is no truth in the rrmnrt circulated in . the Unlteci States that Charles M.; Schwab had ar rived at St. Petersburg. Mr Schwab reached Cannes Tuesday on the Mar garita and is expected to remain in the Mediterranean most of the month of February. : .' , FORMER SENATOR ILL. . Salt Lake, Utah, Feb 5. Former Senator Frank J. Cannon lies critically 111 at the Holy Cross hospital in this city. He was brought down from his Iiodia in Ocrden late last nizht and hur- . rlel to the hospital where he immedi ately underwent na operation for acute appendicitis. Last Evening Was One of the Quietest Since the Strike Be . . gan Arrival of More Non-Union Men 1 , v Policemen Active , AH was quiet along rthe Naugatuck and Mad rivers .last night, "aud this morning, the' twenty-sixth day of the strike ' of the trolley men, dawned ! without any prospect of peace. But the situation is such now that a settle ment may be effected at any moment' and it may not take place in months or in a year. ' Unless a sudden abate ment in the temper of those involved in the dispute takes place, the strike may continue for months. Neither is there any indication just now of the military t taking their departure, (. ' " The trouble expected last ' evening, on account of yesterday beipg pay day in ' the factories, did ' riot materialize. It was the quietest night since the mil itary came here; y But in several lo calities stone throwing-took place and some glass in the- cars was broken. But these attacks -were not so frequent or damaging as rthose. of the night be fore. ; V Things were so quiet, indeed, that General Frost' handed over the command of headquarters to others and took a walk around the city with Captain Lay tori about 11 o'clock. - The onjy developments in the situa tion were the arrival last evening of a batch of 19 non-union men, the return ot half, a dozen of them to New York, they ; being incompetent, ; it was said, and the desertion' of twelve of the old er, hands from the barn. . This Is evi dence that the company has no present intention of yielding, but on the other hand these men would be brought here, anyway, under the present conditions! It is evident" also that the company is not; having .an easy time getting men to run the cars. There must be some thing decidedly unpleasant in the oc cupation to make the men leave, now that peace is shining upon them, after undoing the terrible excitement of S it urday evening. ; ; V . Every, effort was put forth last evening- to prevent crowds' gathering . on Exchange place. ; Policemen were on every corner and no two men were al lowed to stand in the same place for any length of time. ; The heavy show er about 7 o'clock.' accomnanierl hv n seyere puff of wind, had a good eff eot Inkeepmgahy thomTThe 'wet sidewalks had some, influence,- also, in keeping the, thoroughfares, clear, and ij-. was remareea on ail sides thati the advice 'in the strikers'- statement to their friends to keep the peace and go to their homes after doing their mid weekly shopping was also responsible for the -law-abiding conduct of . the people. Whatever - disturbance took place , happened : on the , outskirts and these were isolated instances of stone throwing. It appears to be impossi ble to stop this. ? .?., ,v-.' 'V A window: in Charles Bovlan'a S"r and butter store on South Main street was : broken ;the . other .evening by - a stone thrown at a passing trolley car. SHOT BY MISTAKE. . Policeman Killed Station Agent In- i stead of Robbers. ". .. -Plvmouth, N. IL, Feb 5. Captain George H. Colbj-, Boston' and Maine station agent here, was shot by mis take by Policeman Lswis C. Mills about night and is now lying dead at his home. i:""".: " ( About 11 o'clock last night the sta tion was entered by two masked men, who held up ; Thomas McCough, who was in charge. They ransacked the money drawer and then made their. escape, going up the Pemigewasset Valj ley railroad tracks toward Ll vermore Falls. " Captain Colby was notified and boarded a light engine in" charge; of Fred Smith to pursue the men. . Meanwhile Policeman Mills had been notified and with Engineer Pike of the :Cannohball" ( train, took a team and drove toward. Livermore Falls along the highway. " They reached the bridge at Livermore Fallg -and h'ere alighted, Mills going down toward the railroad track, revolver in hand. v t 9 As he reached the track he saw a man with a revolver: The man cried out "Hands up!'! and Mills thinking a burglar, confronted him, fired twice. It was soon discovered that Captain Colby was the supposed' robber. He was shot through the body and died soon afterwards. ' - , Captain Colby was quartermaster in the First New Hampshire regiment during the Spanish war and had been representative in the legislature. A widow and four children survive him. A Hew Kind. . .Miss Townfrom Oh, I'm afraid to eat those" hard-boiled eggs. My doc tor says they are so '. very indigest ible. . -:'::"v'; ; :p' t The Sanitarium Hostess But these eggs are exceptions. They were laid by hens that are fed with pre digested corn and wheat. Judge. , ; In Hi Fthr'i Foottep. Binks Did Smith's father leave him anything? ;; J V ''v Jinks Only his debts. .: Bins--How is Smith getting along? Jinks -Well, r he has greatly in creased his inheritance; Baltimore American. . ' ' ' ' ' Iilfe in Hamti Skin A piece of skin cut from a human body will show signs of life for ten days after separation. This discovery is important in connection with the grafting of new skin over a, damaged part of the body.rMedical Journal. , RUMORS OF SETTLEMENT IN Conference Held To-Day and Several Committees the Air That the Strike Will Be Settled ; Rumors of "peace began to circulate thia forenoon about 11 o'clock. John Diillon of New Haven, who has con cerned himself in this , dispute with manifest disinterestedness, held a long' conf erehce with Mayor Kilduff , and City Clerk Ryan, the latter represent ing tho strikers, and Colonel Burpee informed a Democrat reporter, that he may have something of importance, for publication In the af ternoon. Manager SewelL however, when asked if there were any developments, or any1 expect ed said that so far -as ' the company was" concerned there was nothing new in the situation. He admitted that a batch of non-union men came to town last evening and : that he could, have 200 men here at fairly short notice. All he had to do was to wiire each man In dividually, ' hC' having their addresses. Michael T. Kelly, a supernumerary officer, failed to report for duty when a general call was made the other day. His excuse was pressure of business. He is a barber. It Is understood that he will resign. The visiting" soldiers are becoming tired of their stay in this city. They have little or nothing ' to do and find it hard work to kill time. All are unanimous in saying that it.1 is worse than camp. At camp they have some work to do, but they can be . out in the fresh air most of the time. - . ; A car on the South Main street line and one on the Bank street line tried to pass each other on the same spur of track in the center at 1:22 to-day and the result was , a ; couple ' of disabled fenders. It is not known whether the offending niotormen were laid off for ten days or fined. . ' ' ' The sheriff's deputies saw a good deal of Waterbury, to-day. They kept riding from one end to the other of the street car lines, and many -who did not know, wondered where the strangers came from.; But the people "tumbled" quickly and by noon almost everybody was;ontothe game. It was said this af ternoon that half a dozen women are doing detective work about town. ' ' A local clergyman who was in New York on Tuesday, says that " nearly ''e erybody he saiw or mt wig- either talk ing about the local" strike or reading the sensational :.accouritsof it in the New York extras. The people outside of' "Waterbury must have a fine im pression of Wjaterbury if they .are be lieving some of, the accounts sent out from this city by correspondents of out of :towri newspapers. The story that Bernard Hope, presi dent of the trolley men's local, was serving in Waterbury as a militiaman against the striking trolleymen,: is :un founded. Mr Hope is-still running on the Dixwell avenue line and is not a military man. The trolleymen's local held a meeting, -behind closed doors, Tuesday night, and will, it is said, give financial aid to the strikers in Water bury. New Haven Palladium., . ; BEFORE COAL COMMISSION.: Witness Said Miners in Moosic Colliery . , ' Were Discriminated Against. Philadelphia, Feb ' 5. The mine workers continued to Rresent evidence to-day. Jn rebuttal before the coal strike commission. The first 1 three witnesses were Philip Clifford of the Law colliery ; John Sheridan, 1 Avoca, and William Atwell, Forest City,' ail of whom testified that it was the coal companies 'and not the miners who were restricting, the output of coal. AH testified that they did not get enough cars for a day's work. Atwell said that some of the miners in the consolidated colliery at -Moosic were discriminated against a W. A. May of Scranton, general man ager of the Erie company, which oper ates tne consolidated colliery, was in the court room and at the request of the commission he was asked to take the witness stand to tell what be knew of the alleged discrimination. He said that the company tried to treat all men alike and there was no discrimination. xic Mumituoi mac mere naa oeen a shortage of mine cars' because of the dlfflculty the company had in getting material to build cars. Shortage ' of large railroad ears was also a' factor in the men riot getting . all the cars they could load. LIVING ON THE ICR. Forty Fishermen Said to Have Met Death in a Storm. 1 , Bay City, Mich, Feb 5. It is feared that forty fishermen went to their death in the storm which struck Sagi naw Bay Tuesday night. The t men were living iu shanties built on the ice. The storm burst without warning. It was accompanied by a blinding swirl of snow and the waves crushed the ice upon which the fishermen's huts were standing into a grinding, crunching mass. Nothing has been seen of men or shanties since. It is known that two swere drowned and little hope is expressed for the others. r speghMs tionme this city last night and said that prior to the storm he could see plainly a dozen shanties and men moving about them, but in the morning there was no sign of human life on the bay. Two men who were in the shanty not far from his place were lost during, the night; cakes of ice having smashed their shanties to pieces; He says the other fishermen could hardly have es caped, as they were still farther out and near the scene of the first breaking up of the ice- Some of them are now employed, he said, and would come here on the jump. However, it was evident -that negotia tions of peace were In progress. - No sooner had the Democrat reporter 'left Colonel Burpee than Manager Sewell and City Clerk Ryan Were announced. Colonel Burpee gave audience to the city clerk and for fifteen minutes they c6nf erred alone. Mr Ryan, of course, declined to say -what had taken place; but he appeared to be enjoying ex tremely good nature arid as though he had tidings of ' very great importance to disclose to the strikers. He hastened to the City hall, -where he was soon joined by Mayor Kilduff and "Mr Dil lon. - . t . City Clerk ' Ryan stated this noon that following- out certain plans and suggestions "which had been : : agreed upon at a conference between CQlonel Burpee, Mayor Kilduff, City Clerk Edward ' Nugent ' was ; arrested this forenoon by Constable Lannon : for breach of . the peace. . Vi Nugent was drunk and got into ran altercation in a saloon on South Main street He was put out of the.saJoon and then he threw a - stone, breaking a. window. Then he ran and was captured in Hau ser's saloon on Grand street. - He was. pursued by half, a dozen soldiers and the cry went up that he had stoned a One Of Sheriff Dunham's deputies op erated in the vicinity of South Main Jewelry, Liberty 4; and Washington streets last night, but failed to notice anything going on that needed his at tention. He was a fellow about, 30 years old, sported a nice sandy . mus tache and appeared to take more stock ! in. the girls than anything else.. Who wouldn't r Dd 1 anybody, ever ee such ; an army ox nanasome, women as s were out last night ?t . Mutterings of .: discontent are. heard among the soldiers on account of the j kind of quarters provided for them in Waterbury. J - They claim to be lying on, damp floors with nothing but. their clothing between ,them and the bare boards, Awhile 2,000 mattresses , are stowed away at Niantic which could be. brought here inl a, few hours. .. . If the men ; were, to remain here much awerit.f8'Ukely 'that, many of them win, leave town, with colds that may qost them their' lives : c. - Cars arriving at Exchange place bore evidence of assaults xearly in the evening. The drawn curtains meant broken windows, but not in every , in stance, r Sometimes .they were drawn to ; protect passengers, v ;;. The ' North Main street car was thus attacked "ear ly , In1 the night. MTwo windows were broken in - one- of them, About 7 o'clock a soldier was reported killed above the switch , on North. Main street, that he, was under, the influence of drink and fell out of the car and died from injuries thus received. But; the authorities .at the -; military head quarters knew nothing of such an oc currence. He Was In His ; Eighty-Sixth Year. Contracted Severe Cold ' During a . Drive at Christmas Time-President Roosevelt Returning from Visit, to Mr Dawes WTieri Trolley Struck His " Team. . . ' . , t Pittsfield, Mass, Feb 5. The death occurred here at 8:13" this morning of Hon Henry Laurens Dawes,' for many years United States senator from Mas sachussetts. He was 8G years of age. . Mr Dawes had" been unwell 'since Christmas night, when he contracted a severe cold while driving The cold developed into the grip, which under mined his system, already weakened Dy the weight of years Since last Sun day ' niffht he had been in an uncon- scious condition, the physicians recog- nizing from the first that death was in evitable. They expected the end early in. the week, but. the ex-senator's rugged constitution enabled him to sur vive until this morning. Sunday night, when his daughter, Miss Anna, left him, he bade her good night. Those were the last words uttered by the aged patient. He had suffered no pain and it was found unnecessary to ad minister opiates. . ; ; ; v.;'" Two of the former senator's' three children are attorneys.Henry L. Dawes being a member of a legal firm here, while Chester M. Is attorney for the Chicago, Burlington and ' Quincy rail road in Chicago. Miss Anna Dawes was well known "in Washington during her father's sojourn at the capital. She also was identified with Indian affairs during her fathers' term of office as chflirman of the Indian commission. When President - Roosevelt visited Pittsfield last fall he called troon the veteran statesman. - It was while re- vlsir the Dawes house that the serious trollev accident occurred in which the president fig ured. . i . LOTS OF COAL. Schenectady, N. Y., Feb 5. So much hard coal is now being shipped to this city by th'e Delaware & Lackawanna and Delaware & Hudson railroad com panies, it is asserted by the. dealers. that it is impossible to unload it as fast as it arrives, and many coal cars , are on sid tracks, waiting their .turn. in MRS THE AIR. Active A Feeling in To-Night. Ryan and Mr Dillon, held last evening in the mayor's office, the strikers, at their meeting this forenoon were In formed of the course events were tak ing. . After that Colonel Burpee was informed how this information was re ceived and it was decided that a meet ing should be- arranged . between him and the strikers to take place this even Ing. 'v:;' '-vv ; :-) , ;,- . Mr Dillon -was asked by one of the representatives of the press what was Colonel Burpee's attitude in the mat ter and if he veas quite willing to meet the strikers half way. ' , "Yes, sir; and more than half way," said Mr Dillon, who is a great friend of the colonel's. V; i' The next question asked (was If Bar rett and Kelly were to be withdrawn from 'the matter, and Majsor Kilduff replied that that point is not involved in the question now. ' " Additional sheriffs came to town this morning. All the deputies are quar tered . at the court house on Leaven worth street The county will pay them. . " .A report that five shots were ' fired in Brooklyn last night took out Cap-; tain Gruener's company, the New Ha ven Grays, which has among its mem bers the sons of three millionaires: They could make npthing of the re port, though they searched the. vicinity in which the shots were reported - tJ have, come from. Frank; Miller,: who , . was expelled from the trolley men's union after he had declared he would return to work at- a better position than ne naa Derore the strike, was seen in Hartford yes terday by. a Waterbury man. ' The men were not speaking acquaintances here, but ' Miller accosted - the other and asked him how things were , in "Waterbury. In the conversation it developed that when the trouble "broke out "here,. Saturday evening Miller, scenting danger at the" start,1 got, put of i town.! ;t He left his acquaintance under the impression that , he walked to Bristol and. there took the train to Hartford. 7 ; His wife is still in town. He has found employment in Hartford, i s very "sorry for going back- on the un ion" ana toldliisrrieritrTie did. not know what possessed; him when, he . de clared he would return to work. He intended to, save every penny possible and.the first $50 , he earns he shall pay it " to the ' unionas the fine, that was Imposed on him and thus get. back Into the ' good graces ? of ' th& ' organization again, s, He said he preferred' to live in Waterbury, than anywhere else, but will' not come here until he' hajs paid his fine to the union and been re-in stated.. As to his appearance, his friend said he was riot looking as good as when he used to be a conductor on the cars. He "was still evidently under the influence of the terrible experience of Saturday night ',. ' , ; , ADDICKS OUT OF IT. Withdraws for the Purpose of Bring ing Harmony to Republican Camp. Dover, Delaware, Feb 5. J. Edward Addicks, in a statement Issued this af ternoon, , withdrew as a candidate for the United Sta.tes senate in the inter est of the election of two republican senators. In his statement"; he says that his ; withdrawal is on condition that the republicans of the house and senate meet in joint caucus and elect two candidates for the senate by a majority rule. . , CALIFORNIA STORM OVER. San Francisco, Feb 5. The storm is over in California for the most part, al though there were rains in , some of the southern counties yesterday. There is a great deal of snow on the foothills and mountains in every part ; of ; the state, but the melting Is very gradual. It is as yet too soon to say whether the citrus crop ' has been injured by ;the frost. The orchardists' have been using smudge fires freely as a means of ; protection. The rain extended as far south a San Diego and San Ber nardino, and the irrigation reservoirs are filling. , . Out of BnaintM. ' Cobwigger Ihear the storm .blew your tent down. : Circus Fakir Worse than that. The rain gave the sword-swallower a'sore throat and washed all the designs oil the tattooed man. Judge. EmffliIi In IndlA. Fully 9,000,000 Indian subjects are now more or less acquainted with the English language. The language most spoken in India is Hindustani, by 82, 000,000 people. Bengali is the tongue of 39,000,000. N, Y. Sun.. - Subject All Barred. Madge Was there anygossip at the sewing circle? , ' Majorie How could there be? Ev ery one of the members was present. Stray Stories. Vidlet nym. Sunburn and snow blindness are due to the violet and nltra-viofet rays of the sun. When the skin is once tanned it is protected against their effect. Science. ' ,' ' lillte , Iibster. " The atmosphere of society is apt. to make a green man turn red,.- Chicajro Daily Nccr. " . . Enthuisiasiic Meeting This Morn ingPeace Conferences ; Held In Several .Places Com pany . and Men To Meet To-Night. . The strikers' executive committee submitted the following statement this forenoon: "To-day is the twenty -sixth day pf the strike and we have but a brief, statement to Issue for the reason that the conditions remains 'practically un changed. ' , i ' ' 1 , f. "We are aware that a conference ! was held last evening between the trol ley company and a , volunteer commit tee created to use its best efforts to re move, the present difficulties and end the strike. This committee reported to our ; meeting this morning, submitted, plans and suggestions that were made toward that end. We are not at liber-; ty to make public those, plans and sug gestions at this writing The commit tee has been plying busily between the company and the strikers to-day,' .with the result that a meeting of, a commit tee ; representing the strikers and ,the officials of the company will undoubt edly be 'held this evening. . ; ' "mis' morning's meeting was an en- ithusiastic one, ibeing enlivened by the receipt or numerous nnancial contriDU tions as well as telegram from far; off San Francisco and other places from fellow, organizations offering us their full' extent of moral and financial . as sistance. V ( " -, "We' thank- the public for favoring our suggestion of last night that no crowdscongfeigate throughout the city last evening apd that no discord be cre ated. As far as we- are able to learn there was; rib .disturbance of any t im portance whatsoever; ?,The sixteen mil. Itary. companies rare still here, we be lieve, - and - have v been! augmented by the calling out of a sheriff's posse, un der command of Sheriffs Dunham, We trust there'. will be no occasion for their presence here any longer and that the cityrwill soon, 'be, free from the unde-. ,sirable position of being under military protection. - ':A;'Xa-H::H''- -l S' , .."We have endeavored to be perfectly fair in our daUy. statements to the pub lic. ' In ' furtherance , of that idea we wish to state that our committee has been informed, that, many people have inferred from our statements that .we claimed Colonel Burpee had full power to settle- the present difficulties. Our secretary is informed by colonel Bur pee that theconnpany for which he acts . as counsel has defined its own plan of action arid that he has no discretionary powers In that hne further than ; to advise, which advice the directors can accept er veto as they desire.? We give these statements out to show that it is riot our purpose or desire to misrep resent1 things. "We are still doing good business in the 'bus line,, which is being well man aged by our men in charge of them." v ' Privates William Monagan and Ed- wardjBergin of Company G are of the opinion that it is all ' right to attend fairs except when a person is supposea to ,be on duty. . f ' . A $27,000,000 DEAL Brown Bros Have t Closed Their Ac count. With This Syndicate.. , San Francisco, Feb 5. The Chron icle says that the New York banking house of Brown Bros has closed its ac" counts with the underwriting syndicate of local and eastern capitalists, which was organized last year to facilitate the purchase and consolidation of the several San Francisco street railway properties now embraced in the United- Railroads system.' . The bonds and cash balances due the members of the underwriting syndicate were delivered in New York on Monday and loan&.sub scribers who have asked that their bonds be sent to them in this city will receive their securities ; later in the week. This final accounting and settlement by the syndicate managers closed up all the affairs of the underwriting syn dicate and" is the ; closing transaction in the big $27,000,000 deal by which nearly, all the street railroad properties la San-Francisco were, acquired from the former owners and consolidated as the system now known as the United Railroads of San Francisco, "xn-p GUILFORD STORE ROBBED. "Guilford, Feb 5. The general store of S. B. Crittenden of East River.was again entered by burglars last night and a small but varied assortment of goods taken and the telephone cash box rifled of its contents. The store was robbed . in a similar ' way about a month ago and has been the scene of several burglaries during the last two years. The railroad depot was also entered, but it is said the robbers se cured little there. - MAY BE BREAD FAMINE. New York, Feb 5. There is 'a note of alarm in the reports received from the west, and especially from Minne apolis, of the difficulty experienced by fthe shippers to get flour to New York and other seaboard cities. The situ ation grows more acute each" day and those competent to judge declare that a' bread famine may result unless the railroads provide at once better facili ties for the transportation of flour. TRACKS CLEARED. Schenectady, N. Y.,: Feb 5. The tracks of the Saratoga branch of the Delaware and Hudson railroad, which were completely blocked by a freight wreck last evening, making It neces sary for the line to be abandoned for traffic, were cleared early this morn ing and trains are now running' as usual Will Not Appoint a Special Com mittee to Investigate the Strike . Situation in This .City Bill Presented By Woodbury . Representative, Hartford, Feb 5.-A resolution estab Iishing a special legislative committee to investigate the strike, situation in Waterbury was presented in the house immediately after, the opening ; of the session to-day. Mr .Lockwood of Woodbury . was the presenter of . the resolution. It called for the appoint ment of three senators and eight rep resentatives to inquire into the present labor troubles in Waterbury and with power to f examine . witnesses and pa pers and report to the; general assem bly. ' After considerable - discussion, - the resolution was defeated, 49 to 5& The rumor that Alderman Walker of the third has been riding on the cars must have been started by some malic iously inclined person. The alderman hasn't' ridden on one of the cars ia nearly 'a month, " ' ' The legal fraternity; of New .Haven is largely represented in ' the tnilitary from that - city. So many lawycr- kgoldiers are here, that court business in New Haven has been seriously in terrupted.. - They , include the follow ing: Captain Ernest L. Isbell of the Blues; Captain George B. Hall, Light Guard;. Captain J. , F, Donovan, Sars field -Guard; Major John Q. Tilson, Henry Townsend, ' of the Grays ; Lieu tenant A. A. Ailing, Blues; W. T. Al corn,, Blues, and Lieutenant Dwigbt Bowers, paymaster. Other well known1 citizens of - New Haven 'are, Colonel Suqher, ' superintendent ' of Brooksidrt home;' Lieutenant Spencer. of the Sars- . field -Guard, clerk --at' the. postofilce; Captain Gruener of the Grays; Lieu tenant 'Leroy Clark of the" First Na tional bank; Lieutenant Perry. .Curtis a of - the' , Tradesmen's :-National bank; Captain Thomas T. Welles, of the firm of C. Cowles & Coj Major C.-M. Mtf Cabe, of the Winchester Itepeatinj? Arms , Co;. Dr J. - H.' Townsend, who ranks as major; Captain James Kane, with Machol & s Co,, arid : Lieutenant Robert Walker of the Light Guard. . . AIR IS CLUAUED. ' : 'London, -Feb 5. Disptatches , hars been received in official quarters in Lon don and Berlin saying, that the diplo matic air in regard to the Venezuela a question was considerably cleared" as a result of the interview between Am bassador Herbert and Minister Bowep pn Saturday. .Accprdinff ' tor the . dis patches Sir .Michael. Herbert "made some plain spoken observations respect ing the conduct of the negotiations and the interview, altogether ' was Bome what heated." , ';, . :i. " , INCREASE GRANTED San Francisco Feb 5. The Callfo?. nla Northwestern Railway Co has granted an11 increase of 10 per cent' to all of its engineers, conductors, firemen , ind brakemen. ' ; 1 CITY NEWS. h . . s .-.."vr-v -.;' ., i 1 . . I- r Special - forecast for Connecticut! Fair and colder to-night; Friday fair, continued colder, brisk to high wester ly winds,' diminishing to-night and Fri day. ' , - xhoanas Herrriiann, one of the best known and most respected of the Ger man residents of Waterburv. dlpri at his home at 1154 Bank street this morn ing, after a lingering illness. .Mr Herr mann was 73 years of age, nearly fifty of them having been spent in Water-, bury. He was . an . employe of tii Holmes, Booth & Haydens Co for twenty-eight years. He was an activ mmti. ler and one of the organizers of the t uecina panish, and' was at tlie time of his death " a trustee of the chureh. He was an honorary member of the German Catholic Sick Benefit society. Besides his wife he leaves one daugh ter, EYances, and three sons, Otto, Wil liam and Thomas Herrmann, Jr. No-i tice of the funeral will be given later. BARBER MURDERED. Butte, Mont, Feb 5. Emery Chef-, rer,-; a barber, was the victim of a mysterious murder at an early hour this morning. ; His body with two bul- let wounds in it was found on a stair--way of a lodging house., Chevrier, it is said, had been in cornpemy of an unknown woman during the early part, of last night and she is missing now. CONVENTION WILL BE HELD. from Oklahoma City, O. T., says that the disastrous fire of yesterday, which for a time threatened "the city, will not interfere with the -holding of .the con vention of cattlemen there on February 10. The convention will be one of the largest cattlemen's conventiohg held in the southwest. . CLARK TO GO INTO RACESTG. New York, Feb 5. United States Sen ator William A. Clark of Montana will, it is announced, engage actively in rac ing this year, and has already consult ed Messrs Frank R. Hitchcock and Philip J. Dwyer as to ,the advisability of purchasing "ready-made" racers or yearlings. In due time It is Mr Clark's Intention to establish a breeding farm. DECISION REVERSED. Trenton, Feb 5. The court of errors and appeals to-day unanimously re versed the decision of Vice Chancellor Emory,; which enjoined the United States Steel corporation from using $200,000,000 of its seven per cent pre ferred stock with five per cent second Eortgage bonds.