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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TWENTY'SEVENTH DAY OF STRIKEBURPEE S HARSH TERMS
VOL. XVI, NO, 53 i
Men To Give Up Everything and Apply Personally
To Manager Sewell.
EVEN THEN ALL WILL NOT BE TAKEN BACK.
Last Evening's Conference Was a Failure and Strikers and Company
Are Still Far Apart Disappointment on Every Side at the
Outcome of the Session.
The conference that. was held last
evening between Colonel L. F. Burpee,
representing the Connecticut Railway
and Lighting Co, the committees of the
striking trolleymen and the Central
Labor union, resulted in failure most
dismal. Not only were all hopes of a
settlement dashed to pieces, ; but ail
ihopes of a settlement on the basis laid
down last night were abandoned, and
disappointment most widespread is one
of the consequences. That such an of
fer of settlement as "was made last
night should come from Colonel Bur
pee created almost a sensation. In the
armory, on the streets, in the factories
everywhere yesterday afternoon' and
last night, a feeling had become gen
eral that a settlement would surely be
effected by which, the men could return
to work without their pride Demg xm
I ... AMA, i-v 6 vinrtlAtr1 nf-m 1
pairea or xneir JTmfe mor? enjoy a 'little freedom, partake
fended. vSo ngume .ePfe of a good meal and have a soft bed to
andso general .?is elingbome . theif y limbg 0Q after hard
that the news ot the result ct to:;w?m'-::"xohai& floor will be
ferenc was received with the greatest
JSeretoJ.ttecoitfereiice;::;tog place and no half venti
ina word, was that the company would Pkc will be their qxiarters to-
not consider the taking back of Bar- night The appearance of , the sol
rett and Kelly under any consideration; diere was not half so. good as it is af
that they would take back twenty or ter a week's stay in camp. The boys
toMtr.fiTfl itiPn' -now and the remain- suffered much, from inactivity.' , They
der whenever opportunity would offer..' had little to do while in this city and
The company must think we are found it hard to kill time. Tlhey be
starving," said one of . the strikers, came tired and . listless. But to the
when (told of the result of the confer- credit of the New Haven companies it
ence. "If they do they will find theni- must be said that the. conduct of their
selves badly mistaken. "We are getting members during their "stay in1 this city
three squares a day and are as united was fine and is worthy of much
as ever." , r ; praise. Few were the cases of drunk-
So that the sum and substance of it enness or disorderly ' conduct among
all is that Colonel Burpee not only the members. A local .officer of the
went back on his friend, John Dillon ' militia, In speaking about the stay of
of New Haven, who guaranteed yester- the Elm City soldiers in this city,' said:
day that he would meet the men more "i ami sorry that the boys are going
than half way, but has dispelled all wnmp v Thev hn.v anted finoiv dnr.
hopes of a settlement, after raising the '
most sanguine expectations.
The conference was held in the al
dermen's room "in the. City hall.,. It
lasted about, two hours, closing about
9:30 o'clock.
It was certainly a -black night for
the strikers after an afternoon of so
much hope, but it was far blacker to
the public, who expected that Colonel
Burpee would meet the men with some
that has been ibearing down upon the
piiblic nerve for almost a month. t v
As if in compensation for so mucn
disappointment the strikers received a
telegram fro" their national iieadquar
" ters informins them that their cause
has been indorsed and that on the way
is a check for $500. This is the first
financial aid : thev men will have re
ceived from' their own national head
quarters. They, have, been dependent
upon local unions, which, ' however,
have contributed about $800 weekly.
As the men issued from the alder
men's chamber f they replied when
asked for tidings: "It's all off; we're
further apart, than ever." 1
' In opening the conference ; Colonel
Burpee said he would have the men
. remember that he had no power to set
tle the strike,'that he was present mere
ly as ithe representative of the com
pany, willing to hear any offer of set
tlement .and , to . bring about that end.
John Collins of the strikers' executive
committee opened for the men by stat
ing the cause of their presence. ; Col
onel Burpee then answered that what
he had to offer was merely-that the
company would, not consider any offer
which included Barrett and Kelly, and
that, ' assuming they are ; withdrawn
from the contention, the company is
willing to take back about twenty or
twenty-4ive men and the others a.s soon
as opportunity offered. He advised
the men to accept these ; terms, and
when asked what - guarantee they
would be given that the rest of the men
would be taken back later, he replied
tnat they would have to depend upon
the honor of Manager Sewell
One of the men replied that he would
.'first 'carrv the hnfl" ItPfrtro. i An.fi no-
such conditions, and another wished it
understood that under such considera
tions Barrett and Kelly would not be
withdrawn. This closed the confer
ence. '; ' ; ; . v-'
Meanwhile "rumors of a settlement
having been made were rife, through
out the city. Some of the strikers said
the settlement was that all should re-
turn xq wotk saturaay morninsr. includ
ing Barrett and Kelly, at the old rate
of wages and the old positions. Others
said that Barrett and Kelly were
' dropped, and instead of, them, the de
mand, for higher wages was granted
. Thus they considered things were
evened up on both sides. Others had
not heard a word of any settlement
having been made and were surprised
it was made unknown to them. Still
others said that it could have been
made without their knowledge, that the
executive committee went to work
after the regular forenoon meeting and
iney would not give anvthinc ont
Those fellows won't tell a thing," said
they. It should have been mentioned
above that the conference closed with
thanks from the strikers and thi Cen
tral Iabpr body to Colonel Burpee for
the part he has taken in the matter,
and the colonel expressed pleasure at
nhe oond'Wt of the strikers so far.
A member of the executive commit
tee said to-day that the meeting was
the most unsatisfactory that has yet
been held, that the offer of the com
pany as made by Colonel Burpee was
the worst that has been made so far,
and that notwithstandmer the renorts
In circulation last evening and- the
general feeling of, the strikers he ex
pected very little from the conference
i Colonel Burpee ' had nothing to say
except that thorp was nothing new.
II? was told that the withdrawal of
the military, combined with the re
ports of the conference to be . held,
created in the public mind a general
feeling that a conciliation was at hand.
He' replied that the two incidents had
no connection whatever; that the au
thorities ; who . ordered the withdrawal
of the , military , knew nothing - about
the intended conference.
; v ,v " ' ,.'.....
, The members of the New Haven
companies of i the Second regiment,
who have been here since Sunday
night, left for home on a special
train consisting of six coaches and
two baggage cars, which ' left .the
Naugatuck station at about 10 o'clfcck
this morning. , It is needless to say
that the boys were, in jubilant spirits
and were happy to know that they
would be at home soon and could once
ing itnejr .xy-. The deportment at
camp could not be compared to the de
portment of the boys while here. I
have not seen a single case of drunk
enness or disorderly conduct among
them during the week.'; '
The following from the , New York
Sun . was the cause of some talk among
General Frost's staff to-day: ;;
"In one respect the strike, at least
has done a good thing. It has served
to show that in order to ; cope with a
really - serious strike, here or elsewhere
in the state more discipline must pre
vail in the ranks of the soldiers. The
ranks are made ; up of a good" many
union men and they have been openly
in sympathy, with the .strikers. Many
have worn strike buttons on their coats
without protest from their officers. On
Tuesday night ' some, of the men stood
in a mob and heard vile epithets ap
plied to - motarmen and ' saw them
stoned, while they laughed and .talked
with union men and never lifted ; a
hand. 1 One motorman declared that he
had been stoned by soldiers, , but the
officers deny this. . This lack of disci-
pline reached such a state that the offi
cers . of the road had to ask that two
companies be taken away from the
car barns which they had been sent to
guard and others sent in their places.
These"reports y have j been .circulated
throughout the state and they are be
ginning to arouse some serious doubts
in the minds of sober citizens and those
who have property : as to whether the
militia can be depended upon." ',
The officers said this is nothing but
rot, , Some of them ; bought buttons,
and one of them wore his under, his
dress coat, but they1 were bought mere
ly as souvenirs. Some of the officers
sent their' buttons home to their chil
dren. .One officer said that he has
never yet been with troops that did not
sympathize to some extent with the
crowd, but yet never failed to do their
duty when called ' upon. ' The wearing
of a button by a soldier does hot signi
fy disobedience to orders. Then he
told a story of an incident that . oc
curred in the famous riots in New York
during the civil war. A company of
men refused to fire when ordered and
the officer . withdrew them. Later.
speaking to a fellow officer,' he asked
him what he would have,done if his
men refused , to fire. ; "I would have
ordered them to cease fire; I would be
ooeyed anyway," was the reply.
: A drummer who travels for a whole
sale house out west, stated to one of
his customers here yesterday that the
accounts of Saturday night's lawless
ness and the subsequent events in the
trolley strike were even more sensa
tional than those in the New York pa
pers. One paper had it , where the
soldiers were walking over dead bod
ies in the streets. The drummer had
decided not to' visit ; Waterbury. for
the present, when he received informa
tion concerning the true state of at
fairs. . '. .;.',
' A non-union conductor on one of the
North Main street cars com
mitted a breach of the
peace yesterday. ' K. C. Pouard
of Simonsville was out yesterday for
the first time In some weeks, after a
severe fit of illness. He is still very
-weak and yesterday afternoon was
passing along the road near the trolley
terminus on North Main street when
he was seized with a fit of coughing.
The conductor jumped off his car and
abused Pouard in a terrible manner,
calling him names and winding up with
an invitation to fight. Pouard was so
weak that had: the conductor struck
him he could not have defended, him
self at all. ' He would have been com
pletely at his mercy, TVhen he reached
the home of (relatives in Pearsallville.
he was so scared that he had barely
Ftrensih enough left to tell them of
the attack made on him.
WANTS HIS PAY.
:t
Strike Breaker Brings Sui
Against Trolley , Company
e-Says There Is $12.50
Due Him and
He wants it.
fit
John Marshall of New York, one of
the strike breakers, who figured in the
mix-up between two cars yesterday
and who was later arrested on . a
charge of drunkenness, was about
town to-day and claims that the com
pany owes him'' $12.50. Somebody told
him it was up to Boss Farley to pay
him,, but Farley is said to have given
him the laugh. ' This afternoon he
was looking up an' attorney to collect
his wages. ' Marshall claims to hare
taken ; but one drink last night and
thinks there must have been knockout
drops in it. He got it from a fellow
on the run from Waterville. . Marshall
stated' his case to : Attorney Bauby
and after bearing the evidence the ma
chinery of the law was set in motion.
Constable Pryor was f dispatched to
the car barn and placed an attachment
upon the company's property.. This
is the first civil suit that grew out of
the strike. ,
While the militia was here it was
impossible .to ascertain anything about
the machine guns. To-day it was. re
ported that each of , them had 8,000
rounds of ammunition. One of the
officers saia .this was a very small sup
ply, considering that one of those guns
fires about 1,200 shots a, minute.'
The strikers say that they are Very
sorry the soldiers were called away so
soon. They claim that fewer people
j rode on the cars while they were here
than at any time since the strike start
ed and that '. the 'bus business . neve
was better. The presence of the mil
itia had a salutary effect upon people
who think it fine sport to throw stones
at the cars ; and on this account ene
mies of the strilking trolleymen could
find no mud to, hurl at them. y
The daily loss: the company is un
dergoing is beginning to excite th e at
tention of business people. It has been
estimated at various figures. To-day
a well known, business man calculated
it to foe about $1,000 a day. In this es
timate he considered the company's
pay roll, the boarding house main
tained for the use ...of the non-union
men and the expense of fuel to main-'
tain the necessary power. At this rate
the company has lost about $28,000. ' :
'"Dewey," the newsboy, will not sell
any of his papers to the strike-breakers.
About 12 o'clock Dewey was
standing in Exchange place selling ex
tra editions of the New York papers
when one of the strike breakers ap
proached Mm and inquired, "Have you
a World ?" "Yes." "Give me one."
"I will not I wouldn't sell you one
for any price." Dewey thens walked
away and vwith a wise look said, when
somebody asked ' him why he didn't
sell the man a paper, "What do you
think ? Do you want me to be 5 boy
cotted for selling a paper to a scab?"
s Two' women called into a; store in
the eastern section of the city - last
night, said, that they v were from New
York v and asked the clerk if he had
any objection to their waiting in his
store for the trolley car. - The clerk
politely told them that he had and
would have as long as the strike con
tinued. ; The women commenced to
ply him with questions about the
strike and finished by inquiring if the
trolley men in New York had a union.
This was too much for the clerk and
he refused to answer. The women
then departed.,
A deputy sheriff named Spoigel
from New Haven thought ha was
caught in a trap this afternoon Ivy
some strike sympathizers. He went in
to the toilet room in the court house
building on Leavenworth street ami
lacked the door after him. When he
was ready to make his exit the lock
refused to work, nad after working
at !t : .fcr some time he concluded that
he was hemmed in with no hope of
escape except thrqa'i a wlniUV i th
uort : sire of the bmid'ng. i He jjuc
cetded In raising the window and
the:i iimhed onto the sill and dropped
to the ground. At;?r he picked him
self .up and brushed the dust off his
clothes he hurried arrund to the m.Vm
entrance and looked iip Janitor Ma
graw and inquired what it all meant.
The janitor examined the door and
found that it opened all right. An
army of deputies who watched the per
formance laughed at Speigel's predica
ment and called it one on him.
! The members of Company F, . the
Grays of New Haven, enjoyed a jolly
good time at the Protector hose house
last night. They held a mock trial,
gave an t entertainment and had an
elaborate banquet served. The mem
bers of the fire company "and their
friends were the invited guests of the
evening. The mock trial was in the
nature of a trial of a man charged with
alienating the affections I of another
man's wife. Two or three soldiers bor
rowed dresses from residents of the
Brooklyn district for the occasion and
were the women in the case. There
was. a judfre, a jury and half a dozen
lawyers. .The trial was very interest
ing and was replete with many amus
ing incidents. The clerk of the court
was almost mofoibed because he didn't
pay the jury their money for serving.
After .the trial an entertainment was
held. Then an elaborate banquet was
served, turkey, chicken, etc, being on
the bill of fare. The liquids were de
licious. It was 3 or 4 o'clock before
the merry festivities came to an end. ;
BACK TO ELM CITY. .
New Haven, Feb 6. The five com
panies of the Second regiment reached
New Haven tit 11:50 this morning.
Five hundred persons greeted the sol
diers and the only demonstration was
one of pleasure at their return,
A HAPPY PARTING
When the Sarsfields Said Fare
well to the High School
Kind Words From Prin
cipal Wilby and Miss ;
S. H. Cairns.
Most pleasing, indeed, to the mem
bers of Company C, Sarsueld Guards,
Second regiment, O. 'N: G., must have
been the reception which was accorded
to them this morning by the pupils of
the-High school as they were about to
leave the school, where they have been
staying during the week, for ... home.
Cheer after; cheer rang out for Cap
tain Donovan and the sturdy soldier
boys. And in turn the members of the
cnmnnTiT vhwrflil asrain - and aeain ?
Principal Wilby, the members of the I talking the matter over he decided to
faculty, and the school officials. It j accompany . an officer- to his boarding
was thought at first that the placing of house, j secure the satchel containing
a military company in the High school fthei property Hand turn it over to the
would interfere with ; the studies, but f company, taurie, is a bright appear
the impression was wiped '., away as f ing. young , fellow and r acted as if he
those concerned saw how; gentlemanly
the soldiers acted. , Their discipline
was fine and so was that among the
scholars. As one teacher remarked.
"No less deserving of praise is Captain
Donovan for the fine discipline which
prevailed among - the soldiers, .than is
Principal Wilby for the strict discipline
which was manifested in the conduct
of the pupils." '
: Principal S. W. Wilby said: - "I am
opposed to the placing of soldiers in
school buildings when classes are in
session, but I have only words of praise
for the gentlemanly conduct and excel
lent discipline of Captain Donovan's
men. -. They caused no trouble," did. no
damage, were very accommodating,
and left the building in as fine and as
clean a condition as it was when they
entered. ' Since the first day one would
not know that they were in the build
ing except you saw one here and
there."
Miss Susan H. Cairns; who is a teach
er In the , room next; to the assembly
hall, where the men were staying, said:
"Too much praise cannot be given to
the soldiers for their admirable: con
duct""There ( was not the least friction
between them and the scholars. Not one
single study was interrupted. The pu
pils were as attentive and as studious
as if the soldiers were rar away irom
them.
I complimented my scholars
this' morning on their excellent W be-
havior during the week and told them Woodruff.. . This bill makes it impos
that everyone of them and every, mem-l sible - for the "Short - Line" i railroad,
mer of the company was deserving of
a gold melal for- their - fine,-.- deport
ment.". - ,. ' . ;
Before departing. Cantain Donovan
presented Princinal - Wilby . and the
school officials with a box of cigars and
his compliments.
The passenger traffic was about the
same to-day as it has been since cars,
began running. Two cars could com-'
fortably carry all the passengers that
rode at noon, the company's busiest
hour. , '
There was a collision between cars
on the Waterville line and the East
Main street -line about ,11:20 last night.
The Watervillte car ran plump ; into
the' East Main street car and the mo
torman of the former was thrown from
the car to the ground. Several specta
tors ran to his assistance, thinking he
had been injured. They found him un
injured, but in very "boozy" ? condi
tion. He was quickly dragged into a
car by Superintendent Wales and other
employes of the erolley company and
taken to the. car barn.-' It was not
known whether or not he has been dis
chargedas yet.. ' '
' A y- A .:
1 T: !
. X. I ARIZONA AKd NEW MflXfCO conmrito I j N l 2
i' ABSA -3CiS.pOO CQWJJkJ i j s v t
HOW ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO MAY BE CONSOLIDATED,
MAKING ONE NEW STATE. ,r !
Two new states instead of three on this compromise the senat deadlock
which has been kept up so long by Senator Quay bids fair to be broken. Okla
homa will be one state; Arizona and New Mexico together will be the other,
which will take the name Arizona, it is said. The arrangement contemplates
putting jhe capital at Santa Fe, which would be a concession to New Mexico.
It is said that a bill embodying this idea has already been drawn and that it
may also provide for division of the new state when it has a population of
800,000 people, each of the nresetn trstrltoirfea becominjr state .
SICK OF THE TOWN.
Strike Breaker Tried to Get Out
ofj Town With Day's Re
ceiptsAlso Had Punch
Belonging to the
Company
The detectives had a run to-day af
ter, a strike breaker named Laurie,
who was, suspected of making an' ef
fort to leave town ; with his receipts
for yesterday and a punch belonging
to ' the ' company. They .watched him
at the Naugatuck station, but he didn't
board the train , and ' was finally ap
proached by. Detective ;Dodds on Bank
street." !' He i said he had the i punch
and receipts, but' he couldn't get an op-
portumty Lto .. turn tnem - in. Alter
had seen all he wanted of life at the
car barns. . '
BUSH OP NEW BUSINESS
Some of v It Called , Forth By Water-
bury's Recent Disturbance. '
' Hartford, Feb 6. The last day for
new business in the general assembly
for 1903 saw .the heaviest rush of new
measures for the season,
i Mr Finn of Meriden presented a reso
lution which provides that the mayor
of any city City may .order closed all
saloons, bowling alleys and billiard
halls in case of a riot or public upris
ing. : , , ;' ..; ' .
Mr Bowen of Woodstock offered a
resolution appropriating $10,000 of
state money for the Law and Order
league. v , '
Mr Hubbard offered a bill retiring alj
officers of the militia at' the age of GO.
In the house the bill repealing the
Indeterminate sentence bill, passed two
years ago, was defeated this noon on
an unfavorable, report by the judiciary
committee, i-:- ry; i!:.,:v,i'A ;
;; The bill prohibiting the marriage of
f whites and blacks was defeated. : .
In .' the ; senate an important move
was made to-day in the New Haven-
Connecticut ' Western railroad ' fight,
? when a bill was presented by- Senator
the corporate name of ; the new rail
road company Incorporated by S the
Connecticut Western for the purpose
of pushing through the old Tariffville-
Springfield extension, to secure rights
to pass over .the East Granby farm.
The bill reads that no real estate shall
be taken without permission of the
parties interested " therein by any rail"
road company which shall not have re
ceived its franchise in a special char
ter granted by the' generti' assembly
As the "Short Line" is not incorpor
ated by, a special ; franchise, the bill
if passed Will block the long fought
out , East Granby extension. . It was
referred to the Judiciary committee.
The New England protest against
soft coal nuisance came up in a bill
to amend the . public statutes so that
any factory using soft coal shall not
permit smoke to rise from its chim
neys for more than five minutes at a
time on a penalty, of $100 fine.
At last night's meeting of the board
of public safety the resignation of Su
pernumerary Officer M. T. Kelly was
accepted.
Strikers Make Another
Last Night's
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DETERMINED TO - FIGHT
Exciting Meeting of the Strikers Held This Morning The Members
Vowed With Right Hands Raised , to Never Accept the
Terms Proposed Last Night or to Go Back While
, a Strike Breaker Remains.
The strikers' executive committee is
sued the tollowing statement this after
noon: ' '
"To-day, the twenty-seventh day of
our stxike, finds the settlement o the
present difficulties as far away as ever
and the men firmer in their determina
tion to fight this battle to a finish. - .
"At the conference which took place
last night, .the details of which are pub
lished to-day in all the papers, was a
very friendly one and brimful with
good natured remarks on ' both sides.
Briefly told, the offer of the company
was this: If we would agree to-drop
Barrett and Kelly out of the problem
the company would' generously agree to
take back between twenty and twenty
five men, provided they made personal
application to the general manager and
he remainder of our eighty men would
be taken back as soon as the company
could make room for them. Under no
conditions, Jiowever, would the com
pany discharge any of the strike break
ers now operating the cars. It is need
less to state that the committee looked
unfavorably upon such ' a proposition
amshall refuse to entertain any over
tures on the part of the company that
would in any way lower our men. 1 We
have at all times tried to have this dif
ficulty settled .by ' fair" and honorable
means, but up to the present time the
company has" shown no disposition to
act fairly in the matter. Up to the
present itime we have been unable to
meet any . of the " company's officials
who have any power to settle the mat
ten Colonel Burpee says he has not
the' newer; to; settle the matter, acting
merely as the company's lawyer. Main
ager Sewell says the i company, has
taken their stand and as far as he is
concerned he can only recommend any
suggestions offered. If this be true,
we believe the time has arrived for the
company to send some one here vested
with authority , to settle the matter. v ' ,
"Our committee reported the result
of last night's conference to the meet
ing of the ' union at 10 ; o'clock 'this
morning and' it was received in a tragic
manner. One man stood up, -held up
his right hand and swore that he would
never, return to work for the company
tinder the propositions submitted by
Colonel Burpee last evening, and that
under no conditions would he return to
work while a single one of the strlke
bfeakerg remained in ' the employ ' of
the company.' - f '
"One by one the other men followed
suit and as the last man finished his
oath and determination, the pent-up
feelings of the ; men gave way . and
cheer after cheer rang i through the
meeting hall. . . ( - ' .
-'From the numerous accounts otf ac
cidents reported each, day the strike-
f breakers are evidently using their best
endeavors to' help the company get rid
of that $100,000 which Manager Sewell
says has been allowed to help defeat
us. Three accidents occurred yester
day, and last night, none of ;which re
sulted disastrously,1 but which might
just! as well have if fortune had not
smiled upon the participants. About
half -past 11 last evening a drunken mo
torman on car No 72 ran into car No
56 in Exchange place. The man was
taken, inside- his car. and allowed to
sleep it off on the seat Of course he
was discharged and later was arrested
by a couple of the sheriff's possse. .We
understand he has now ensrasWl a law.
yer to collect the money he claims the
j company owes him. ' .
Manager Sewell was a visitor at
General Frost'g headquarters to-day
and remained some .time. .
Major William Marigold of the
Fourth, regiment, a member of Brigadier-General
Frost's staff, reported for
dnty to-day. Major Marigold was for
merly a printer here. , ,
J udge Peasley has decided not . to
draw up a bill for compulsory arbitra
tion in case of strikes. It wag more
than he Wished to tackle; he said, and
besides that a bill tor' the same pur
pose i has been already filed from a
local resident .
One of the soldiers left town to-day
taking with him a neat little black dog
tied to uie end of a rope. - Waterbury
could well afford to have made every
member of the two regiments a present
of a canine and still have enough curs
about the streetg and some to spare. -
A trolley car running through Union
City at about G o'clock last evening at
a high rate of speed struck a team in
front of Alexander Sokoloski's saloon
and demolished the rig. After the ac
cident the car did not stop, but ran on
to the terminus of the line. Edward
French of Union .City was driving the
team and attempted to cross the tracks
in front of the saloon. The car was
according to the stories of the affair,
exceeding the. legal limit in speed. The
wagon was demolished, the horse, was
knocked down and French thrown out.
He was taken to his home, where it
was found that his injuries were not
of a very serious nature. .
Not a report of damage or disturb
ance reached the military last evening.
It was the quietest night since the be
ginning of the strike, which is now
almost a month old. Nevertheless,
there were rumors of damage done. It
was said that the military stationed
at the car barn ran a car out on . the
tracks and were unable to get it back
until after considerable difficulty. An
other rumor had it that the men made
things very interesting at the barn
for the non-union men, obliging some
of them to decamp. But the gener
al's headquarters heard nothing of
these rumors, and the probability is
that they, are merely rumors.
Statement and Tad; About
Conference,
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NOW TO A FINISH.
' Some of Sheriff Dunham's deputies
sport "we walk" buttons on the street.
It is not at all likely that this is an in
dication of sympathy with the strikers.
It is safe to predict that the badge is
used as a bait to catch the unwary. If
the deputies can make the game work
they will help the. strikers as much if
not more than anybody else, fer it
seems to be generally believed that the
stone throwers are the worst enemies
the striking trolleymen have to contend
with. Judging from what can be heard
on the streets, if acts of violence should
be -resumed people will step into' the
cars, and if it comes to that then the
strikers, might just , as well throw up
the sponge. ,
A large number of Waterbury belles
fel highly Indignant at the governor
for the stemmary order to the militia
to leave Waterbury. They say thev
should have had time to see their "fel
lers" before they left , One girl has
a watch, belonging to a , New Britain
soldier; and the soldierjg in possession
of a very valuable diamond ring whitrh
the same lady exchanged with him for
the timepiece, the understanding bein.s:
that each should get his and her own
back sometime before the boys were
ordered home. . Several other snc-h
cases have been reported, so that It
wiir take a lot of correspondence to
straighten out the complications
caused by the sumniary withdrawal of
the armed', men. ' n -; ;!'''."';
' All the military excepting (wnpanJca
A and G; have gone home, the Second
regiment with the second section of the
machine gun battery and the second
section of the signal corps . returning
to New Haven this-morning. General
Frost and staff remains at the armory
still. The general reported last night
as being very quiet, not a report of
damage or disturbance anywhere reach
ing him. The car barn and the power
house, were to-day as they were before
the arrival of the military. The street.-?
assumed their old familiar appearance
and everybody, apparent, got down
to work again, there bemg no' more
"sights" to fee seen. ; But a few strag
glers were left behind and the Dutch
company's mascot, a yellow dog, wan
abducted at the depot. The owner had
a merry time of it and threatened to
keep the train at the depot until bU
yellow dog was produced. He did not
get his dog,' however, probably on ac
count of. there being fresh sausage at
a private supper In the armory last
evening. -
THE YOUNG TRIAL.
Medical Experts Watch the Prisoner-
I No Evidence "of Insanity. v .
New York, Feb 6. The trial of Wil
liam Hooper Young, the grandson of
Brigham Young, accused of the mnr
der of Mrs Anna Pulitzer, was contin
used yesterday. When the first panel of
talesmen had been ' exhausted there
were ten jurymen In the box, and Jus
tice Herrlck adjourned court until to
day, when it ds expected the new panel
of 100 talesmen will be present.,
I During recess .Young was under tho
observance of medical experts and they
reported that as yet they had found no
evidence of . insanity. He ate his
lunch with a good appetite and was
able to Walk to his seat in the court
'm- during a luU in the proceodlngt
Young said audibly to one of his coun-
sel, 'Can't you get me the Molineuar
rabbit foot?"
It is understood that Young's mother
will testify In his defense. She was
the first wife of John W.. Young, who Is
now dll in Paris, and she la now tho
wife of a Philadelphia physician.
' THE TEUTONIC SAILS.
New York; Feb 6. Th White Star
line steamer Teutonic, for Queenstowra
and Iiverpool, which had been delayed
by i lack of .coal, passed ,out Sandy
Hook at 1:45 this ; morning. y
CITY NEWS.
The debate which was to be beta
this evening by the Senior Debating
club of the High school has been post
poned till Friday, February 13. Tha
subject will be, "Resolved, that tha
fifteenth amendment of the United
States constitution shouldbe repealed,"
The Misses Metbeney and Bergen ani
Messrs Rockwood and Dallas will
gue for the affirmative, while the Miss
es McWeeney and Judd and Messrs
Gardner and Brandvein will uphold
the-- negative. V;i:V ;:.v ; .
The assistant registrars are in ses
sion to-day . at the following places:
First district room 3, Piatt block, cor
ner of Ea st Main street and Phoenix
avenue; second district, Phil Simons'
tailor store, over Citizens' bank; third
district court room, city hall; fourth
district, Colby-Sherwood , Co; ; shoo
store, 114 South Main street; fifth dis
trict King's cigar store, 46 East Main
street; sixth district Welton & War
ner's drug . store, Waterville'
The object Is for the enrollment
of the legal voters of Waterbury who
make application in person or in writ
ing over their own signatures and d
dare their political preference so as to
be .legally qualified to take part in pr'
maries or caucuses to be held during
1903. The registrars win be in session
until 9 o'clock to-nlgh.t Another ses '
sion will be held on February 13. Eler
tors who want to have a sny at th.
next primary shoidd drot in angL

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