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WATERBURY, CONJST, MONDAY, FEBRUARY . 9, 1903.
. PRICE TWO CENTS. yOL. XVI, NO. 5b THIRTIETH DAY OF TROLLEY STRIKE ES CUT SUNDAY WIR r The SheViffs and Soldiers Saturday LAST OF MILITIA ORDERED HOME YESTERDAY. Car Derailed on Waterville Line and Windows Broken on One or Two of the Other Lines Forty-Five Deputies Now on Duty Here at an Expense of About $300 Per Day. .Notwithstanding the disturbed state of the city during the past week, the presence of such disturbers of the nerve . as the military and Sheriff Dunhams deputies, though out of town correspon dents had the people blowing up trolley ' cars, spitting militiamen on hay forks, toning soldiers , and . raising the very deuce in a general manner, Waterbury was not such a very "bad place to live in after all. Saturday night, though expected to be a repetition of a week before was 'one of the quietest since the strike began, and last night hardly a atone was thrown within the city lmt ,Us. Outside those lines cars were stoned to some extent, but lh a general way it was a very quiet night. In deed, it is very doubtful that the peo ple could again gather so much fury as they exhibited during the. riot of. a week ago last Saturday night. And now .that that' is over and gone and people have had time to look at it calmly and think it over, many say it . was not such a fearful night as it was at first said to be. True it Is that there were enough people assembled to tear down a city and sufficient fury and , passion exhibited to tear men to pieces, yet a very high official In the munici pal government said last night that the total damage would not amount to over $100. This is fortunate, and no doubt - it is owing to the absence of a leader so little damage was done. . The mob exercised its own wild discretion, a very good thing for those against whom , its passion was, aimed, and also for the city. vBut since then a remarkable thing about the claim of the tranquility of (the situation is that Manager Sewell never said a word of rebuke to the dozen of correspondents who sent dis patches all over the "country that the people were blowing up the, coinpanys' property, killing soldiers, stoning them, roasting them on trolley -wires', turning cars in (the river and doing such dam age that would ibankrupt the city had it to. pay for it. . It was such news that brought the military here. . The most serious incident In- the situ- ; , etlon that occurred since the Democrat last went' to press' took place in Union City early Sunday, 'I At .Weber's corner, . where the tracks emerge from the river bank and turn into the middle of the highway, the trolley wire was cut in two or three places and left hanging over the roadway. - Three young, fel-. lows were passing that way and the first intimation they bad of the situa tion was given in a decided objection by the horse to cross the roadway. While Endeavoring to make the animal go ahead the suspended wire took one of the men on the hat and made him turn a 4 somersault. Then the horse's shoe caught the wire, causing it to run away". ' They pulled up the animal without any damage occurring to them further than a shock. . Upon arriving , tern has been decided upon at at meet in Naugatuck they telephoned the com-1 ing of aH the operating officers of both pany and the construction car was sent down. . Meanwhile two other men came driv ing along the point of danger. They had a worse experience than the oth ers. Theydid not see a lantern that 3md been placed on t the, roadway for protection." The consequence was that they ran up against the wire, the horse was knocked down and hurt and the men thrown out and hurt also. They were not so badly injured, 'however, as to be unaible to get home. It is be lieved they were more shocked than hurt. A.curious thing about the above dispatch is that while it states two .on a charge of breach of the peace, horses and about five men were hurt had a narrow escape from suffocation more or less by contact with the cut in the town lock-up last night. Gabel wire, Officer Fruin kicked it aside ear- son was confined In a cell iu-the,base4 Her. in the morning and sustained not ment of "the. town hall.1 An oil stove; the slightest injury. . ; I which on account of the scarcity of , The conduct of the local public, how- coal has been bsed for heating that ever, is so orderly and peaceful that part of the building, exploded and Ga the military have been entirely dls- belson was overcome by smoke before banded and gone to theirhomes. Gen. help arrived. He recovered conscious eral I rost and staff left yesterday nem later however, and was able to morning in compliance with the sugT appear in Ctmrt to-day. The damage gestion from Governor . Chamberlain s to the hviMlhg was smalI. bears Its ; usual appearance. Sheriff Dunham will keep his deputies here as long as it 4s deemed requisite. A car ' was attacked on West Main utreet Satnrdav eveninir. but fnrtlipr than "breaking the glass no damage was flrst vyaee- She was built for the done. The attack was made by a eastern- service of the company and party of yonng fellows from the shade designed as a birge cargo carrier, with of an electric light. They were pur-,limited accommodations for cabin pas ued by an officer, but all escaped. I sengers. On her present trip she A car was derailed in WatervIPe Sat- brought 103 cabin and 1,008 steerage nrdaylnigbt This was accomnlishPd passengers. The Zieten was built at by plugging the switch with a piece of Dantzlg by Zchican, the torpedo boat Iron so that when the car came along it builder. Her tonnage is 8,043 gross ran oft the track without anv peroewti - ble effort or knowledare on the part of the crew, so that it was off the trark before anyone was awre of what wa ha,ppenlng. A pile of stones was placed' near the obstruction in the switch. Stones were found on the tracks in the citv and torpedoes were fired with some frequency, It Is said shots were fired from a car on West Main street Saturday evening, .IU gue was uiif.uvncntn, auu iuiuk'I It is said that policemen followed the car, no arrests were made. It looks very much as though the rumor sent o-"t when the trolley strike first started Is to become a fact. When the first disturbances began and the people stopped to figure out just what the trolley company was losing each day on the lack of people riding, some who , were wise to the situation sa'd - . 1.1. l.....,,.. t that the trolley company would not lose one cent, but that instead the stockholders would be able to declare Increased dividends on other Invest ments. It is alleged that the owners of the trolley1 company are also Inter ested in the United Gas Improvement Co and, of course, the electric company. Had an Easy Time of It Night Whether these reports are true or not, business men. generally throughout the city and others who use those lighting commodities In their homes have been doing some miguty strong thiniiini, since ithey received their January bius. As an instance one, business man used in his business in - January, lwx,": jus wortn of eiectricny Aitnougn ue aid not use his business as mucu tins niontn his bill f or January, 11HJ3, t was $H2. several citizens saad yesterday that their bills for last montn were Just double that of the month previous and they are at a loss to know wny. Can the report toe true that the Stand ard Oil Co controls almost every com modity and that no matter where or what the strike may 'be there will be no loss to the stockholders? It looks much like it. . , " Saiturday evening shortly after 9 q' clock a South, ftlain str eet car was headmsr for tth center at 'a tremendous rate of speed and had reached a point near the auditorium when the wheels collided with a torpedo wnieh came near throwing the coach oft the tracks. The motorman and conductor jumped and a deputy on the inside acted as if he thought the end of the world had come. It was fortunate that ho ladies were on else there would have been a scene.. ' - '.'';.'- ;',;'v-J"- v' t-;-v ',-:; . v One good effect of the trolley strike is seen in the interest the public is tak ing in the application of the trolley company for approval of plans to dou ble . track certain streets and to lay rails in certain other streets not now equipped with the service. Although the application was published In all the local papers some time ago, it , is strange'that nobody, took any particu lar notice of it until it appeared in Sat urday's Democrat. It oedupied the at tention of thoughtful people yesterday and the hearing Tuesday night Will be apt to attract a. large attendance. ; One citizen told a Democrat reporter to-day that the hearing should be held in the Oltv ball instend of the annex, so that everybodywiho cares to be present can get a, seat. No doaibt this will be done If the attendance warrants such ac tion. ' : .. , KEW SIGNAL SYSTEM. ' Called Forth 'By Wreck on the New . ' Jersey Central. - Philadelphia,' Feb 9. In consequence of the wreck atGraceland, on the New Jersey Central railroad, M ; recently, in which anore than a score of persons were killed, the adoption of an entire set of new and revised rules to govern the dispatching and operation of pas senger and freight trains on the joint Heading and New Jersey Central sys- roads. The new rules will become op erative on March 1. They are made to conform in every 'respect and detail with the latest .operating v rules now recommended as the best ; and safest standard by the American Hallway as sociation. , - ALMOST SUFFOCATED. Prisoner Who Was Confined y in the Branford Lock-Up. . , , Branford, Feb 9. Gabriel Gabelson, wl10 'n'as arrested yesterday afternoon IIEIl FIRST VOYAGE. New York, Feb 9. The twin screw cteamer Zieten, of the North Ger- man wyd line arrived to-day on her , ana register. , Missouri and Illinois Shaken Up. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9. -Two distinct earthquake shocks were felt in St. Louis and vicinity between 6:20 and 0:25 o'clock last night. The flrst shock was of almost twenty seconds' dura tion, and while it was hot so distinct- ly felt immediately in St. Louis, in tho western suburban towns and in Alton. Belleville, Edwardpville and other nearly towns in Illinois it was suffi ciently forceful to Tattle dishes and swing doors. The second shock fol lowed within two minutes and was slight and of short duration. v.-. - Franciscans Summoned to Rome. CINCINNATI, Feb. 9. The Francis can fathers have received a call from ! Rome announcing that a universal chapter of the entire Franciscan order will be held in that city on Pentecost Sunday to elect a superior general of the order to succeed the late Father Aloysius Lauer. In : this country the Franciscans have five provinces. Attorney McCarthy Spoke For The Miners Side. He Went Over the Whole Controversy in an Able Manner He Told the Commission In Conclusion That on Account of the nigh Price of Living An Increase in Wages Is Necessary. Philadelphia, Pa, Feb 9. Argu ments for and against the demands of the union anthracite mine . workers, which will, take place before the coal strike commission for the next six days were begun to-day when Daniel J. Mc Carthy of Hazleton, representing, the miners, was heard. He was followed by ex-Congressman Brumm of Miners ville, who made a general argument, and Henry Demarest Lloyd of Chi cago, who confined his efforts to the question' of recognition of the union and yearly, trade arguments, t ; . The operators will begin their argu ments to-morrow, covering three days and closinsr with George F. Baer, presi dent of the Reading company .Then Clarence S. Drrow of Chicago, tne principal counsel for the miners, will take up all of Friday and Saturday un til adjournment in summing up the case and in answering President Baer. President Mitchell of the Miners' union is expected here during the week. Whethes he will address the commis sion depends upon developments. ; Mr McCarthy spoke in part as. fol lows: V."' -7 ;"."'.-" X'"' "The age in which we - live is the most progressive the ; world has ever known. Rapid development, has been made in every branch of science and industry. Not only along v scientific and industrial linse lias, progress been made, but also along, sociological lines. The condition of mankind is steadily improving because of this phenomenal causes the condition which now con fronts us; that of the equality of man. In all ages there have been times when it became necessary to redress certain grievances and wrongs and it Always, seems ns, though Providence provided the proper Instrument at the proper time to 'accomplish, the desired, result v Just as the clouds hung, heav ily over the mine " workers of this country a new star appeared ,i in ; the firmament to dispel the clouds and ad mit a ray of sunshine into the miners' life. This . star has not risen in the east, but in the iwest John Mitchell. . "The first practical miners' organiza tion was affected at St Clair, Pa, in 1808, and was known as 'the Miners' Beneficial association. It entered into an agreement; with the coal companies and established the three dollar basis. This continued for some years and was broken by Franklyn B. Gowen. From tliis time until 1883 wages were at a very low ebb until the advent of the Knights of Labor when they began to improve until the 1887 strike, which marked the end of this organhcation. This was followed by the United Mine Workers' of America who in 1900 suc ceeded (ln organizing the , entire region. Tne miner in his work requires an enormous amount of energy. The coal must all be handled at least twice, the slate and impurities picked out and all work done in foul and vitiated at mosphere. The miner's work Is ex ceedingly dangerous. The miner who would avoid ; all dangers which lurk in the depths of the mine could never work a day. He is constantly sub ject to accident and death from gases, gas explosions, powder explosion, pre mature blasts, falling coal, props breaking, cars running away, etc. "The companies made a strenuous effort to show" that the miners were re stricting the "output of coal since the strike, but from the preponderence of evidence in this case it is shown with out contradiction that the miners could not secure anything like a sufficient number of cars to make anything like a Diir aays wages." The subject of the weisrhinsr of coal: recognition of the union, and the status of non-union men are. ail-exhaustively aweit upon ny Mr McCarthy. In con elusion he said: "On account of the great increase in the cost of living at least 20 per cent Increase in wages is Imperative. With all ' the arguments m ; iavor of recognition of the union there is none stronger, that the high character of the miners' leader. John Mitcnell has been through the fire and lias been tested. Pure gold, and no dross in bis composition, no vellow streak in his blood, his honesty and sin i terity of purpose have never been questioned. He stands out boldly in his sterling integrity and like the dia mond in the rough, the more you rub it uie orignter it snines." BURST ITS BANK. Glasgow, Feb 9. The Clyde burst its "- m"vto vnaogu'w 1.0-ua.y ana in undated the industrial district of Rut.h erglen, where a dozen extensive works were nooaea to the depth of several ieet. ine.mam road was ten: feet un der water, and many, houses were ren dered uninhabitable. Several res if! mi tial districts south of Glasgow M ere also flooded, , Tho damaee dons was very heavy. The rain-swollen rivers have submerged miles of the country. Elsewhere in Scotland traffic on thA rauroais nas been stopped, bridge xiave oeen swept away and houses hav collapsed. Thus far no fatalities have oecin reported. . THE POPE IS ACTIVE. Rome, Feb 9. In spite of his pihysi , . . . , . ciun s recommenaauon tnat lie take a rest, the nope to-day insisted on erivinc a public demonstration of the fact that tne rumors regarding his ill health were unfounded by receiving in audi ence Bishop Beaven of Snrinarfleld. Mass-;'-Th.e pontiff conversed at length on ail topics .and recalled with remark nible lucidity incidents of Bishoii Bea ven's former visits to Rome. Sudden Ending of Trial Given Sen tence of State Prison for Life. New .York, Feb 9. The trftil of Wil liam Hooper Young came to a sudden ending in the court here to-day, when the accused pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and was sentenced to imprisonment for life. The crime for which Young will suffer life impris onment was the murder of Mrs Anna Pulitzer last autumn In this city. In discharging the jury Justice Herrick explained that the plea and its ac ceptance had been suggested by him because of the report of the doctors, wno told him that Young was medical ly although not legally insane, and that this condition was progressive. THE GORMAN CASE. Man Accused of Killing His 'Son Hears Evidence. Bridgeport, Feb 9. -Justice Smalley of Munroe held a session of court here; to-day to hear the case of Patrick Gorman, the aged Munroe man who is accused of killing his son John by shooting. . ;j The respondent ( was too sick to be taken to Munroe , and for that rea son the testimony of witnesses was taken here. t When Gorman was brought into the court room he seemed barely conscious of what was ; going on and paid no "attention to any of the testimony. : James ' Gorman, one of the sons, and Medical Examiner Wales of Munroe were the only, two witnesses': examined in the early part of the ses- j sion, which 'began at 2 o clock. The testimony ibrought out nothing new ex . cept the statement'of James . Gorman that it was after dark on the day of the tragedy when his brother John left the Andrews house, where he had been working, to go to his home. He also tetsified that there'was a lighted lamp on the. floor. In the statement of the and found the dead body of his brother on the oor. In the statement of the accused man taken by the coroner he Is said to have testified that it was day light when the son John came home, tnat tne quarrel rbetween John and the unknown stranger, occurred in daylight and that the stranger accused John of crossing Mm in a love affair. ' ONION TROLLEY MEN MEET. Conference : In Boston An ; Advance ? of 'Wages' to Be Demanded. : BOSTON, Feb.' 9. Delegates from various street railway unions of the Old -Colony and the Boston and North ern systems of tlie Massachusetts elec tric systexhs are met in Boston today to take preliminary steps toward, securing a substantial advance in'jrages, the4 recognition of their unionswand gener- j ally improved conditions. These dele: gates represent nearly a thousand men. I They are instructed, to demand 25 cents an hour, 30. cents an hour for overtime and the recognition of the union. From ' this stand. the delegates : claim they j cannot recede unless further instructed. I In . Lynn, the headquarters of, the! union of employees of the Boston and Northern system, street railway men say there is little likelihood of a strike, the idea being to accomplish as much as possible by repeated requests rather than by summary - action at this time. In Fall River, the headquarters of A the Old Colony system iinions, the men say they, are unwilling to cause a strike to gain their object, having in mind the violence in Waterbury, but in the event of a refusal of their demands the na tional association, ;, with headquarters in Detroit, will be asked to take charge of the situation. ' The Boston and Northern street rail road men made their request for better financial and working conditions some time ago and were promised an answer by today. Anticipating that it .'.will be given as promised, a , general meeting of the Lynn union, has been called for this evening to receive it. In Fall River the statement is made that all demands have been flatly refused.. The -chief point; it is claimed is the recognition of the Amalgamated Railway Employ ees' union. . ' The Chattnnoochee at Flood Tide. COLUMBIA, Ga., Feb. 9. The Chat tahoochee river is on a, big rise , and .a flood is feared. The water ia thlrtr-ST feet above normal dud rising. All the false work on the new Fourteenth street bridge is gone, from the center i span to the western shore, having giv en way early in the morning. All the mills on the river front will be idle several days on account of the inunda tion of their water wheels. The con struction work on the new Muskogee mill has been suspended; and water covers the entire structure. Within six hours the river, rose five and a half feet Farmer Killed by Magistrate. CHARLESTON, S. C. Feb. 9.-H. W. Blitch, a truck farmer of Meggetts, Colleton county, was shot and instant ly killed there by Magistrate Behling. There had been some dispute between them about a land transaction. 'Behl ing advanced toward Blitch with a shotgun. Both were armed, but . the .magistrate was the quicker , and fired twice, a load of buckshot ripping out Blitch's heart. Behling surrendered to the sheriff of Colleton county. ' IN PLAdE OF DAWES. Medicine Lodge, Kan, Feb 9. W. E. Stanley yesterday accepted the posi tion as a member of the Dawes coin mission offered him by President Roosevelt. He fills the vacancy caused by the death of Mr Dawes, after whom the commission was named. THE CEDRIC'S TRIP. Liverpool, Feb 9. The new WRlte Star line steamer Cedric, which is to sail from here Wednesday for New York on" her maiden voyage, will have among her passengers R. McCreery and' Sir Cavendish Boyle,, the governor of New Foundiand. Says The Soldiers Were Not Bad As" Represented. Offered Drink When on , Patrol, But Refused It General Frost Says There Was No Drunkenness or Disorderly, Conduct After the Troops Were Organized and Settled Down to Business., South Norwalk, Feb 9. General Russell Frost returned from Water bury yesterday j ? and in an interview at his ' office in South Norwalk to-day gave a detailed statement of the con ditions in that place, and spoke as fol lows ; regarding the conduct of the troops during the week and the co operation he had received from the civil authorities: v "The conduct of the soldiers as a body was highly creditable to ' them selves and to the state, and the exag gerated .and unfounded rumors , Bent to the New York, papers about their conductdid them gross injustice. A comparatively few soldiers, before the officers could get the situation In hand or, establish the discipline necessary for the occasion, , got onto the streets and some, of ; them got into saloons. nungs were soon overcome and it became rare to see a soldier on the street, except when they had duty there. Those, reports? that the sol diers sympathized with the disorderly class and hooted and .jeered at the trolley men on the cars had no sub stantial foundation. In one crowd near the Auditorium that .was yelling at the cars there- happened to be two soldiers standing near the entrance t their quarters, and the rumor went out that they were joining in the dis order, but there was no evidence of anything of that sort. Repeated ef forts were made to get the soldiers disorderly by giving them , liquor, and in some saloons fres rum was offered them whenever they could be Induced to go. Where soldiers Were patrol ling the street car. tracks, ' whis key was offered theia and they were urged to drink and , full ' bottles of whiskey were offered them, some of which was taken by officers as proof of this conduct. .',, "Nine hundred and. seventy-one offi cers and men were on duty. Out of so large a number it would be Impos sible not to find -some, no matter from what classes they came,, who would not be , weak , enough or wrongly , in clined enough to do something that would reflect discredit on the body as a whole. But the truth is that the soldiers .as a class were faithful and obedient, ready- and anxious for ser vice, rather than seeking; to shirk any duty; Although accustomed - to the comforts of life they ; endured their hardships patiently and without com plaint, ottentimes being on active duty by reliefs all day and all night, sleep ing when they slept on hard floors with nothing but blankets under them and blanket bags for pillows: ; "The mayor and chief of police and the sheriff ; co-operated with me in keeping order and rendered every as sistance at their command.. The may or increased his police force and he sheriff organized a force of 25 depu ties, which he increased gradually to nearly 50 before the troops left There had been very little disorder, during the last two nights' before we left, and practically none during tiie two days, and;the civil 'authorities, when we left seemed to have the situation well In hand." " The First regiment returned home on Thursday, the , five !. New Haven companies on Friday, leaving the two Waterburv comnaniea there until Gen eral Frost relieved them from duty on Sunday morning, ; when he and staff came home. ' PROPOSED REFORMS. Constantinople, Feb 9. The plan fir the proposed reforms in Macedonia which the Russian and Austrian em: bassies will present the the porte this week is understood to contain the pro posal of a political ; character- both Austria and Russia desiring the main tenance of the status quo. The scheme simply proposes palliative administra tive measures. FRENCH BARK ASHORE. New York, Feb g.-Tbe vessel ashore off Point Lookout is the French bark Olivier ' de Clisson, Captain Benard, from Plymouth, December 22, for New York. . She lies in an easy position and there is a wrecking tug nearby. The crew is still on board, having refused to leave. The vessel went ashore at 1150 last night The Olivier de , Clis son is consigned to J. F. Whitney & Co. $4,000 LOST IN FIRE. Ballston., N. Y., Feb 9. It has been learned that some $4,000 in gold, gov ernment and national bank bills was lost in the fire in which on Wednesday last Mrs Ann . Gledhlll Waits was burned to death. After the defalca tion of a ibank cashier here two years ago .Mrs Waits withdrew -her money from the bank and kept it in her house. WIND BLEW A GALE. Malone, N. Y., Feb 9. Following the big storm of Sunday in northern New York the wind blew a gale during the entire night, piling the snow in high drifts and blockading all country roads. It was the worst blizzard experienced in this section this winter. KING AND , QUEEN. London, Feb 9. King Edward and Queen Alexandra returned to London from Windsor to-day. They drove in an open carriage to Buckingham pal ace, where their majesties will remain for the state opening! of parliament, February IS. . . .. Yesterday was Pay Day for the Striking Motormen and Conductors, STATEMENT ISSUED BY EXECUTIVE COMM ITTEE The Strikers Thank Dr Davenport for His Kind Words and tht Public for the Good Order Maintained Saturday. Night ' : , Thirty-Three Persons Including Deputies Car- ried in 16 Cars in two Hours Yesterday The strikers' , executive- committee issued the following public statement this afternoon: . This, is ',the thirtieth' I day of 'the strike. , , A. . settlement is apparently jusfas far away "as the day we went out. x . The ' men are in good health and spirits, with the exception of two sick brothers, who are getting well rapidly. Our ranks and determina tion are as firm as ever. And now we want to express our heartfelt thanks to the public for the attention paid our requests for quiet and good order on Saturday night. De spite the rumors ' circulated by 4 irre sponsible parties that there would be a repetition of the lawless acts of a week ago, and despite the facts also that there were thousands of people upon the streets, Saturday night was as quiet a night as .Waterbury has seen in -many i moons. r Friends, your good behavior on that evening ' has done wonders for our cause. And when people will walk on a day like yesterday we . cannot feel but hopeful for a victory soon. ; We I also take the opportunity f ; to gladly and sincerely! thank our rever end and respected friend, Dr J. G. Davenport for his logical analysis of the present situation during his ser mon yesterday, and for the fair and courageous conclusions he" drew there from and dared to make public. This public offering ot thanks to the rever end gentleman only In a small meas ure expresses our appreciation of h is utterances. Dr Davenport's sermon entire was read to our men to-day and was . received with enthusdasm that was nothing short - of an' ovation. Would that we had a larger number of such liberal minded citlzenssas Dr pavenport in our community. i ' To those who have not read Dr Day enport's remarks, It will be interesting to know,N that he feels that $2.5CT per day would - not 4 be S kn f .excessive amount for onf men to receive, In view of the constant labor, exposure and..!n- creased expense or bringing up , fami lies at this time. . , He also stated that he could not see why unions of tabor ers were not as legitimate as tmions of capitalists, remarking that the ,one occasioned the other. -' "Let the men," he said, ube trusted and consulted with and respected, and they will show their reasonableness, and their honor,' for. they 'are brother men." Yesterday was pay . day with the men, and each was made happy by receiving his weekly allowance. Two of the strike breakers left for home this morning. They did not relish the condition of affairs in this city. . ' The Painters' and Decorators' union will hold a social session to-night after their meeting in Franco-American ball. Bank street ' 1 " ; Two ; detectives were made lots, of sport on South Main' street Saturday night 1 They were young (fellows with faise whiskers and acted like school boys out for a lark. , ' v There are about forty-five deputies here keeping the peace. Each of them is paid $5 i a day, with his board, and lodging, making a daily expense to the county of about $300. ..They have al ready cost $1,500, and as Sheriff Dun ham has no idea when, It will be advis able to withdraw them, it is unknown I how much their bill will amount to in the end. ' J , There are onlv two local men ' em- naovea m nenn: ,iunnain s ixse. - --a 1 M -Wx J 1 . . , Dunham's posse. ' , - . . T, j. , j xney are xeputy mci" Constable George O. Booth. Sheriff Rametu . is In caarge Jot the deputies stationed In 'Brooklyn evenings. He reported having a very quiet night last night and that the report that there were stones placed oh the tracks on Bank street is wrong. , Whije everyone that is observing at all know that few people ride on the cars, perhaps, they have tio idea just how small the number is. Of course the company can hardly be expected to give out the number of fares collected daily. Yesterday ; afternoon at 2:30 an attache of the Democrat sat at his window and saw a cax pass," and it was empty. The thought struck him then to keep tabs for two or three cars, and see for himself how many people were riding. From 2 50 until 4 :30, two hours, sixteen cars passed .and thirty-three persons, besides the motor men and conductors wese carried, and some of these thirty-three were depu ties,; although the exact number could not be told. That was an average, counting deputies of 2 1-16 passengers to a car. If this keeps up Dr Daven port will not be able to say that the company is making $800. per day. h i It is costing the city a neat little sum of money , for extra , policemen during the strike, From the beginning, of the strike up to February 1, or about three weeks, the city had to pay out about $400 for the extra work. The super numeraries receive 25 cents an hour and are supposed to be on duty for ten hours each day. At the present time it is costing the city $55 a day for ex tra police and this sum may be In creased when the sheriffs' deputies, are withdrawn. The deputies will not stay here throughout the strike, but only until .the city is prepared to handle the case In the proper manner. The depu ties, It is sadd, receive $5 a day and ex penses. When the deputies are Svith drawn , their places will have ' to - be filled by the city in all probability. The cost of the extra police will be even greater than at the present. As It is now it Is costing the city about $350 a week for extra police, and t2i taxpayers are the sufferers. An argument took place Saturday about .trades unions between two young women employed in one of the big fac tories. One of them saw no benefit to anyone belonging to such an organlz:i tion; she could see no reason, why peo ple are not satisfied with the situa tion of things industrial,, and did not believe that unions had any right to at tempt to fix prices for any kind of labor. The argument did not take place openly. ',. Tie foreman would not allow' that; in fact, he would not have allowed it anyway, because the women worked on time, which was not their time, siie knew of a case where a me chanic did some work in a house and it turned out to be no good, and though she knew he charged a high price. But he was sorry for this, according to this woman cihampion of , non-union, labor and non-union prices, but yet he could not help it 'because he belonged to the union of ills trade and nad to charge union price for his work. It will neve r be ' known' how long the V discussion would have continued Lad not the fore man called the champion, of non-union labor and -prices to another job, and the next thing the other woman to the ar gument heard was her friend say in -r. "But, Mr Foreman,' you know I can't make a day's pay at that job. ' None of us can and I dont 'think that is fair Thus she cried, but she had to do the work. She did not belong to the union and had no use for it. CITY NEWS, Dr Cooley has moved his ofSce fxon North Willow street, to Center stret t. American bsnd prom Wednesdy evening. Special popular music pro gram. The senior class of the High school is making - preparations to g3 ve a stravr ride In the near future. Special 4 (forecast' v for "FConneclIctit: Fair to-nignt and Tuesday; high west erly ;winds, . diminishing in force. A'physicians pocket case was found in Exchange place this morning. It is awaiting an, owner at the police sta tion. . i . , James D. C; Murray of this citv has been appointed president of the Philo- . mathic debating society of Holy Cro3 college. " '.- Tbe special opening sale of U. S, A Co will be remembered for extroirje low prices on everything right through the store. ' A month's mind mass was said by Father Crowley at St Thomas's chuwiv this morning at 8 o'clock for the lato James J. Foley. ' ' Timothy Fitzgerald, who used to be connected with the force, is not tho officer of. that name, who made the ar rest of a s.tone thrower Saturday. Thomas Morgan of West Clay street, clerk at Fitzpatrick's pharmacy, has gone to New; York, where he will un dergo treatment for his eyes at St Van, cent & hospital. ? ' -Michael, the infant son of Mr and Mrs Michael Sullivan of 33 Hickory street died yesterday afternoon. The funeral will take place this 'afternoon with interment in Calvary cemetery. It is said that some of the stril: breakers have secured boarding houses in different .parts of the city. The majority of the strike breakers, how ever, are still housed at the Hotel ds SeweU, r ' .... rr aiji. .i I -.aw w.c ouummato ia.i.litl ill" other drop. About a week ago it ws3 $12 a ton. It was. then reduced to $10.50 a ton,' and now the price ds $D & ton, or $4.50 for a Jialf ton. The local market is well supplied with coal and dealers will have no'trouble for soms time in selling coal In whatever quanti ty a person may wish. , The funeral' of Viola Biundage took, place Saturday afternoon from the res idence of her parents . on East Mali street, with service at the hoase by the Rev Mr Bassett and interment Jaf Pine Grove cemetery. The floral of ferings -i included a -wreath from heK parents; , wreath from friends ; 1 ou quets, teachers and pupHs at the Hen dricken schools-bouquet, Mr and Mm Hart Over four-fifths of te local pcpula-1 tion are walking and will continue to walk as Jlong as the strike continues, for a year, if necessary. ', While you are out walking to-morrow night dro into the City hall and enjoy the merry time at the annual concert and prom enade of the Merrlmac Athletic club. The change will do you (good and will put your feet In better condition for walking. ; Who owned the patrol wagon that promenaded up and down North Main street Saturday night with three men. on the inside armed to the teeth? It was propelled by a gray horse which is almost as well known as Its master, and this fact prompted many to inquire if the horse and , the man belonged It. the same person. 'But what matter about that.' .The men 'with the shoot ing irons didn't get a chance to U"I them and after getting tired searchia.;; for victims the wagon was run Into one of the local staibles. Later on i 6 was taken away and in looking it over a belt was found on the floor of the ve hicle containing two revolvers and sev eral rounds of ammunition. This prompted one of the parties who saw., the weapons to remark that pistols a ivl cartridges are more plentiful Ou.it town now than brickbats and coM--lc- v