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lllC 1 1 1 1 ex. 1 1 i iivji ''.'' Peace Reigned Over City - port Writes a Letter Settle Strike Peace reigned over the city and the numerous suiburbs last evening, and but- for ithe empty cars no one would surmise that a trolley strike was on. Sheriff Dunham and his posse of f or.ty flve men had no 'business to do last evening. There is no apparent need for the services of his posse stationed In the court: house building. ' They are running up a bill of $300 a day against the county, and evidently expect to re main here a few days more at least, notwithstanding that there is nothing here to require their attention. These are their own statements during the past itsw uaja. . i.-vn.iixu& -iy,0. . v Last night the only disturbance that took place in the city -was on Bank street, ibut this was so slight an affair that it can hardly be called a disturb ance. It looks more like a joke than an intention to harm. Some one placed a few iblank cartridges on the tracks and only one was exploded. It was also said a stone was thrown at a con ductor on this line. ; All of the out of town newspaper men have been recalled, the last. one, Mr MeMahon of the 'New York' Ameri can, going yesterday .morning. Even Manager Sewell Is , reported to have said that last evening was an unusual ly quiet one. . ; '.. .' ' The strikers' '-buses are doing a very goou uuasmess, 'out iney xiuvts wi overcome all the difficulties' of the un ' dertaking. They have not enough con veyances and are searching for more. There is no question as to the sympa . thy of the people. It Is with the strik ers and they are anxious to trayej in their - 'buses. The ; inconvenience and expense a great many are enduring for the sake of the strikers is surprising. i nere is one man living in jearsaiiviiie who walks eleven and a half miles1 a day to and from his work. Two oth ers live on Brewster : street and work ; "out east" quite a distance. Another man lives in-the "Klondike" and is employed at Smith & Griggs's in Si (monsville. His case "was probably the hardest in the city until the 'buses were operated. .;'. - '-'-i ' It would, not be surprising if the trol ley strike was settled within , the next forty-eight hours; but if this does not - happen in all probability there will be inaugurated a still more bitter fight, and this time to the death. There are forces at work now who are going to make propositions to "both' the "strikers and the trolley- company. It' is almost conceded that the strikers fwiir accept the proposition and if the company re- iuses tnen win come xae name in earn est?! Last, night there' were several' who are behind the movement to settle the jsrtrike;6nce and for all . are "deter mined to push the matter to a finish. ! i'he AmalgamaLed Association of Street Railway , ' Employes are now planning to take a hand in the Water . bury strike. : Should the strike, become a fight to the finish there will be' in augurated in. this city a novel plan to. cope with the trolley company . Com mittees have been secretly at work on the matter and they ' have corralled twenty-five automobiles, the .most of them to-be loaned to them for the ad vertising the machines will get and the others at -a rental of $10 a . day. Eighty-seven thousand dollars will be sent into this city to run the machines, j this being the contribution of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes, This iwill fmake each man's assessment $1. If this as "sessment is not sufficient $87,000 more will be forthcoming inside ?of one month. .The twenty-five i automobile's will have experienced men at the helm and members of the strikers will act as conductors. Five of the machines will be 'lill climbers and some of them are stored now within thirty miles op the city. 1 Should (the battle wage until the winter season breaks up twenty . more automobiles will be shipped into ftie city and a regular automobile line will be established on all lines. .Sheriff Spencer of Seymour, one of the deputies, picked Up- a horseshoe that was laid on the tracks on North Main street. Stones were put on the tracks in Waterville, but the fender on the ear threw. them off, ' Tickets for the concert for the bene fit of the strikers to be held'in the City hall next Sunday evening are going at a rapid rate. There will be a tremen dous audience. . People from; Nauga tuck will find plenty of convenience to get home two or three 'buses or as many ; as may be necessary will leave after the concert. , ?' ; , The strikers have added another 'bus to their business. It came from the Park City and has the word "Bridgeport" printed on both its sides. As it rolled down South Main street yesterday a woman read the name and then remarked: "More power to the boys!. I see they are running 'buses to Bridgeport now." About twenty of the deputy sheriffs left for home this morning and some are expected to - go this afternoon. Sheriff Dunham could not say, when those remaining will be released from uutv. He said the ? authorities are somewhat afraid to have all of them withdrawn. Tie had a conference Avith Colonel Burpee this morning. At the junction of South Main and 'Grand streets this forenoon car No-20 crashed into a wagon. Before ' the strike the conductor, when ian accident occurred, inquired into all the particu lars and made, a report to the superin tendent. No such inquiry was made this morning. The ca rslraply stopped to allow another-and heavier wagon than that which was damaged to get out of the Way and tbeii.it sped along. The accident took place directly under the windows of the strikers' headquar ters, and when they saw that no in milry into it was made they concluded that this part of the rules had been suspended. The fender of , the car was considerably bent and u wheel pvf the . wagon was slightly damaged. n AV AC THP TDAI I FY TPIKF uni ui nit iiwutii-i viihiiw " Last Night-Deputies Having Easy Time-Dr Daven . . . it. r 'a i-.UA- CPfvtit Ta txpiaimng nis Kosmoii - Under Way-Strikers Issue The following rvvas given out by. the Rev ir juavenjjv-rc iai. evening. To the Striking Conductors and Motor- men: It is gratifying to me to read in the evening papers your kind words of ap preciation and commendation. I should be unworthy of ne position I hold were I not deeply interested in the con dition of all classes among ' us. only motive in speaking on Sunday last regarding the unhappy differences that have sprung up among us was, so. far as my little influence might go, to throw it upon the side of harmony and peace. All lovers of our city must be eager to do whatever is possible to ter minate contention; and establish' pros perity upon, an enduring because a right basis. ;'i ;:.y . ?..? -. .' :r"'-.' I confess, however, that I was some what surprised that you give, me un stinted. praise for my attitude regard ing the contest. My words were meaht to be no more in the interest of the strikers than of the Traction Co. I was simply trying to induce both sides to take a broad, philanthropic view of the situation. You will remember that I said distinctly that in my opinion every corporation must be at 1 Lbierty to engage and to dismiss men in ac cordance with Its own judgment as to necessity or propriety. ; "Unless this is granted I do not see how any business can be successfully carried on. , Men, as I stated, will not Invest their money in manufacturing establishments un less they can see how and by whom this shall ibe used in production. I can not agree, therefore, with what I un derstand to foe the strikers' ' main con tention. Ij cannot question ; the right of the company to! lay aside the . men whom they thought they had reason to dismiss. This, as you will 'remember, was the position 'taken by the commit tee of pastors who,' looked into your case and who advised you to accept the decree of the company regarding that matter. ;. ",- '.???;-: . ':- :v ',; And so, if by what I said regarding a "recognition of the union'? you under stood me to mean -what is inconsistent With this you "were mistaken as to my Intent. I meant simply to. say that I thought you bad as good a right to or ganize for yotir own advantage as the capitalists have, but that you 'and they both must' regard each others' rights and privileges." .,. T ' '" . As to wages, nothing . was . further from my' thought than even to seem to dictate as tJwhat the -traction-, com pany should do in your case. . I was only pleading for "generous'.' treat ment, such as I believe should be ac corded all workmen.' ? i have no means of knowing' the company's receipts fur ther than they are a matter of coin? mon report, and certainly have no means of knowing the amount of , its necessary expenditure. All I meant to say was that I thought it ought to treat you as men and brothers.. And T be lieve that this it is disposed to do. I understand that it agreed to four of the seven propositions that you laid before it, the most ofv these having a direct bearing upon hours and wages, I can only hope that if you go back to work you. will sooner or later receive what appears to me to be. generous compensation for faithful service, , ion - nave iDeen Kind, enough to ex press your confidence in me and in my estimate or tne situation. , will, you not then accept my judgment when I appeal to you, in the Interest of the peace and prosperity of the city that we all love, if or tne sake of the reputa tion for constant and remunerative in dustry which it has won by long years of steady activity and growth, with a jus't regard for all the precious interT ests involved, Including your own duty and welfare, accept the terms of the traction company and return to work ? It would be a glad day to us all when we should see your ' faces in the old place ana ihe served by you as we have been of old. ' I say this, as you must be assured, from no selfish or narrow motive, but because in view of the entire situation I am convinced that this is the best hingxfor you to do, the step that you vi-ould never regret.' Thus doing you would end a contest that has added nothing to the glory of our city, re move the liability to violence and riot with : all that they mean of evil and shame, and recall the dove of peace that for weeks has refused to hover over us.. ' ;,; I would not ask this did I not hon estly and thoroughly believe it to be for the, good of all concerned. And when I say this I do not speak for my self alone, but for countless others who have your welfare and that of all the city at heart. , Respectfully and gratefully yours, JOHN G. DAVENPORT. Waterbury, Feb 0, 1903. Urlbe-l'rlbe Took Hl Life. KINGSTON. Jamaica, Feb. 9. The British steamer Para, which has just arrived here from Colon, brings the news of the suicide on Jan. 30 of the former Colombian revolutionary" "gen era I TIribe-Uribe. General Uribe-Uribe published a letter Dec, 12 advising Co lombia to. await the falling in of the Panama canal concession in 1904, which would leave the Colombian gov ernment a free "hand in the matter of the canal. The reports brought by the Para indicate the possibility of anoth er revolution in opposition to the Pana ma canal treaty. ' Newspaper Man Kills Himself. . - SEATTLE; Wash., Feb. 10.-John W. Pratt, aged forty-eight, a newspaper man and lawyer, formerly connected with New York and other papers, com mitted suicide here in a fit of insanity, killing himself with a shotgun in the bathroom , of his house, the charge piercing his heart. He had been men tally unbalanced for a year, but had never . been , morbid or violent. Mr. Tratt was an Englishman by birth. - rtiiuinci luuu iu Matement. The strikers' executive commute is sued the following statement this af ternoon: ' "To-day is the 31st day of the strike and matters remain practically un changed. "We are happy to state that letters containing moral and financial encour agement are steadily coming in, which is a source of great enocuragement to the men. At last night's meeting a communication, was received from the New Haven Trades council, represent ing 56 locals in that city, including the trollevmen's union, offering us their moral aid and .requesting us to draw on them for financial aid, if we need funds at any time. - ' " y Car No 20 on the South Main street line ran into a covered delivery wagon at 11 o'clock this morning, but with the usual good , fortune, which seems , to have hovered about the strike breakers since their advent here, the only dam age which, resulted was a bent fender. The car was going at a terrific rate of speed ;.and the motorman forgot there was a gong on his car. However, to morrow we expect to have several more 'buses ' added to our overland stage line so that we will soon have ac commodations ejjough to carry the pub lic in perfect safety. v We noticed Dr Davenport's public letter addressed to us in this morning's paper, but at this writing our secre- tray has not received a copy of it. While we have the greatest admiration and respect for Dr Davenport, we could not consider his request to go back to work, with 25 of our 80 men who went out on strike under all the former existing conditions, by so do ing we would break the solemn oaths we took the day after Colonel Burpee submitted those unsatisfactory nron- ositions. We do not believe that Dr Daven port really intends us to believe that he would nave us go back under the old state of affairs, when he stated as he "id last Sunday the following:: Tt would seem, too, that ten hours a day of toil were enoucrh. and that thaw might be so arranged that a man could have time at home to. make ahd keep the acquaintance of his wife and little ones, so that no child would ask, as one um: mamma, who is that man mat. stays f nere over Sunday.?' For iuxormation. or ' tne ; public we would state that one of our ing seven or eight years' service with me Connecticut Railway and Liahtine- waujr !u city, was able to at tend services on Sunday with his wife and children less than half a dozen ulucs uuriuK tnat period. And the man would like to have gone to church had ub tut; - oppornmity. v The strikers have their 'bus lines working in such fine system that thev have them divided off Into divisions. ELKINS REBATE BILL. President' Anxious That It Should Be come a Law. Washington,' Feb 10.-In order that the administration's, anti.trusi: plan of legislation may be rendered Entirely symmetrical, it is known v that Presi dent Roosevelt desires that what is called the Elkins. rebate bill shall be enacted into law. That measure was passed by , the senate last week and is pending now before the interstate and foreign commerce committee of the house, of which Representative Hep burn is chairman . During several days the president has been confer ring, as opportunity offered, . with prominent members of the house about the rebate bill and the subject was considered last night at a conference at the white house between the presi dent and several of the leaders of the house. The president has also had a conference with Speaker Henderson concerning the bill. It is understood that, while the speaker ,is not wholly in sympathy with the measure, he will riot stand iu the way of its considera tion by the house. Indeed, it can be stated upon, excellent authority, ,that the speaker and. the coissnittee of rules, of which he is the ex-officlo head, , will 1 authorize; if necesary, a special, rule providing for the consid eration of the bill after it has been re ported by Mr Hepburn's committee. Such action, it is asserted, would prac tically mean the passage of the measi ure by the house and . its " enactment into law. ' . M'FADDEN IS ILL. There Will Be No Work for Anti-Box ing People in New Britain. New Britain, Feb 10. The atmos phere of New Britain, heavily charged with rumors of an injunction, was cleared this afternoon, when Manager John Willis announced that he had re ceived a telegram from George McFad den that he. was ill in New York arid as a consequence there will be no box ing exhibition to-night. Preparations had ibeen made to stop the bout. SIGNING THE PROTOCOLS. . Berlin, Feb 10. The officials of the foreign office here deny that any in superable obstacles to the signing of the German-Venezuelan protocol at Washington exist. They add that a comparatively unimportant question of detail has been referred to Berlin but that the signing , wil Itake place in a few days. Breat Britain's protocol will be signed first and then the proto cols of Germany and Italy. rope Suspends Audiences. ROME, Feb. 9. The newspapers an nounce that in consequence of the cold weather and in view of the number of pilgrimages that he will have to re ceive during" February the pope decid ed to suspend hi audiences yesterday and today, . " '. " . Ifi ill They Were Unable to Get Ex tradition Papers. The Man Is Wanted on a . Charge of Embezzling $8,000 And In Order to Save a Tedious Delay the Officers Resolved to the Plan of Running Away With the Prisoner. Victoria, B. C, Feb 10. Unable to extradite Alex W. AVaters, alias W. A. Wilson, who is "wanted at Manila on a charge of embezzling $8,000 and 'who was arrested ' at Montreal some days ago,r United States Special Agents D. Drien and C. N. Heron kid napped him' on board the Oriental lin er Athenian which sailed f r6m here this morning. Waters, it Is alleged, decamped with $8,000 and went to Hong Kong and later came to Victoria on the Athenian. The detectives missed him here, ' but traced him to Montreal, where he was arrested. The United States and Canada have no ex tradition treaty with the Philippines and in order to avoid legal proceed ings Waters was quietly taken to Washington and thence via Chicago and St Paul to Seattle, where he was placed in jail for the night and brought to Victoria yesterday. He was told that he would be able to catch the San Francisco bound steam er Senator here and go to San Fran-? Cisco. ; Instead 'of the Senator he found the steamer on which he arrived here from the Orient at the dock ready to sailv , - .. The prevailing gales caused a post ponement of the steamer's sailing. Wa ters was kept in close confinement and put aboard early this morning, t I. A, SPENCER RETIRES. Member of Firm of Spencer & Pierpont for Thirty-seven Years. After being in the grocery and meat business for 37, years Imri A Spencer has retired from the firm of the Spen cer & Pierpont Co, dealers in groceries, meats, feed, etc, and will hereafter de vote all his attention to the feed busi ness. I. A. Spencer was president and treasurer of the Spencer . & Pier pont Co, while : R. D. Pierpont was secretary' It is understood that the persons to wshom Mr Spencer disposed Of his stock are Mr Pierpont, the sec retary of the company, Alzamora E. Strong of 75 Cherry street, and Wil liam J. Scanlon of . 39 Walnut street, who have been employes of the com pany for a number of years. The grocery and meat stores are at 352 and 356 East Main street, . while the" flour and feed store, which will be continued solely by Mr Spencer in the future, la at-392 and 394" East Main street '' Thirty-seven years ago I. A. Spencer started in the grocery business on a small scale at, 11 Cherry street in the building where . W. ', C. ' Hall's grocery store is now. located. A rhard worker, a sharp, progressive business man,; his trade was rapidly f Increased under his management so that in the course or two years the store on Cherry street had , become too small ; for the busi ness.:, So a new two-story ' building was erected rit ' 392-394 East Main street, where the business was carried on for 1 years. x This building is now used for the flour arid feed store. At 'the end of nearly a quarter of a cen tury this store also became too ; small and a f our-tory" brick . building was erected at the corner of East Main and Cherry streets. The. first ' floor was arranged , for, two stores, while there were six tenements on the other three floors. One store was used f or the grocery, business and the other for the meat business., For the past 14 years the company has occupied these stores and each year has seen a big increase in their trade so that now it may be safely said it has the largest trade of its nature in the pity. . ' f Since the present trolley strike com menced the firm has lost a number of its customers, owing to the fact that someone connected with the store, so it is'said, has been riding on the trol ley cars. ; ; Many "of the company's customers are strong union men while many of the others are sympathizers with the strikers, and they have felt aggrieved. As a result they stopped trading, with the firm. : This may have been one of the reasons for Mr Spencer's withdrawal from the firm, but it is said ou the - other hand that he has been contemplating such course for some time. ; , The Grave Robbery Case. INDIANAPOLIS, , Feb, 10. The evi lence in the case of Dr, J. C. Alexan ler, charged with grave robbing, will ae finished today and the arguments Degun. Dr. Alexander took the witness jtand today In his own behalf . The de- tense is that Dr. Alexander is a man of irreproachable character, that Cantrell is Insane and that his testimony can not be believed for that reason. A gen ral denial is made that Dr. Alexander had any knowledge that the body of ; Rose Neidlinger or any other body was llegally obtained. Will Not Accept Oar Demand. SANTO DOMINGO, Feb. 10. The Dominican government has informed United States Minister Powell that it will not accept the demand of the American government in the matter of the claims of the Clyde line of steam ers and that under the law. cases such as the' Clyde line claims must be set tled in the courts of the republic and not by intervention. - ' - No Choice In Delaware. , DOVER, Del., Feb. 10. The seven teenth ballot for United States senator resulted: Long term Addicks, 21; Han dy, 20; Ball, 8; Higgins, 2. Short term Addicks, 19; Tunnell, -20; T. C. Du pont, 2; H. A. Dupont, 8; H. A. Rich , ardson, 2; no 'iecttoiw OFFICERS KIDNAP IHE HI The 'Steamship Madiana Went Ashore on The Reefs. Ex-Mayor Preston of nartford Was a Passenger 'on the Wrecked Vessel He Was Accompanied by Wells Cheney of South ' Manchester and James K. Crofut of Hartford Vessel Will Be a Total Loss Tugs Trying to Save Passengers. Hamilton, Bermuda, Feb 10. The Quebec Steamshup Co's steamer Madi aria, Captain Frazer, which sailed trom NewYork on Saturday last for a spe cial cruise among the Caribbean. Islands with a pai'ty of excursionisits, hag gone ashore on the reef s , off this island' and, is ' likely to prove a total loss. Tugs have left here in endeavors to rescue the passengers. New York, Feb 10. The steamer Madiana was built in Glasgow In 1876 and is of 1,983 tons net burden. She Is owned by the Quebec Steamship Co and halls 1 from k London. The list of passengers includes: Mrs Edgar J. Bliss, 'West Newton, Mass: Master Ty ler- H. Bliss Mrs Fanny Hi v Barri, Springfield,' Mass; Mrs Harriet Brown, Newtonville,! Mass; James K. Crofut, Hartford, Conn; W. W. Cheney, Hart ford, Conn; Rev C. H, Dalrv-mple. Oak- dale, Mass; E. A. Dexter, Springfield, Mass; Mrs Dexter; B. D. Field, Belfast, Me; George H. Hefflon, Dublin N. H.; Thomas II. Hall, Boston; Mrs James W. Kirkham, Springfield, Mass; Mrs Lydia H. Luke. West Newton, Mass; Otis H. Luk, Boston; John Morrison, East Boston, Mass ; Rev Dr S. P. M- Collister, Marlboro, N. H. ; Miss Harriet Aieuarteav Boston; II. W. Patterson, Wayland, Mass; Mrs Patterson, Way land, Mass; M. B. Ireston, Hartford, Conn; Isaac B. Rich. Boston; Mrs Rich, Boston; Master Ralph Rich,- Boston; John , F. Stark, Naushua N.: H.; Mrs Stark, Naushua, N. II.; Miss Kate JEI. Stevens, North Andover, Mass; J. 1 C. Thomas, Boston; F. G. White, Belfast, Me. . , ' The Madiana is lying with a heavy list and broadside to thewind on the reei one ana a nair miles nortneast or North Rock.' . The 'seas are breaking over her. , . ' The tug Gladisf en only succeeded in getting within a mile of the Madiana. Efforts are being nSde to transfer the latter's passengers to the Gladisf en by means of a lifeboat A heavy sea isJ running. ' ' . ? Ab this 'dispatch la being sent one of the tugs seems to have been able to get alongside the steamer. The weather is moderating, but a heavy sea is still running, The Madiana struck, on a ridge at 3 o'clock this" morning. The passengers are now. heing taken off the wrecked steamer. Hartford, Feb lO-nMiles B. Preston and . J ames uv. Crofut,' mentioned las passengers on the ' wrecked steamer Madiana' are. prominent men in this city. ' Preston : was formerly mayor of the city and is a' memlber.of the Bon ner, Preston Co,- a well known painting and decorating firm. ' Crofut ' is secre tary of the Blodgett & Clapp Co, whole sale dealers in heavy hardware. . His residence is : in Simibury.;. Wellg - W Cheney of South Manchester, , who Is also a passenger on the steamer, is a memoer of ; the nrm oi Cheney Bros, the well known silk; manufacturers of South Manhcester. He rand Preston and Crofut formed a little party who left here Friday for a six weeks'.cruise through southern waters. - ' : After the School Book Trait. - ALBANY, N. Y. Feb. 10.-A resolu tion introduced by Assemblyman Hor nidge of the Twenty-second district of New York declares that it is a common rumor that the textbooks and supplies used in the, public schools of the state, particularly in New York city, are con trolled by a trust and that the . prices demanded for them are far in excess of what they would be if not so controlled.' It directs the speaker to appoint a com mittee to investigate the methods of the ; alleged trust and the manner of adopting and purchasing, school books by school boards and provides that the committee may subpoena, witnesses and expend not exceeding $5,000 and must report to the present session" of the leg islature. '. '.' i '. :-: -ri .;.;;.: V-' ' The Cattle Flairne Again. ,'. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. Secretary Wilson has been notified of the out break of the foot and mouth disease in several herds in Massachusetts in the region just below Boston. Orders have been issued ' directing strict examina tions of all the herds in that section, also that inspectors, after examining an infected herd, shall make a change of clothing1 and take other thorough precautionary measures before .exam ining another herd. uar xsrlnir SmitUoii' Body Home, ' WASHINGTON, Feb. lO.-Informa-. Hon has been received here to the ef fect that the body of James Smithson, the founder of the Smithsonian insti tution, is about to be removed from its grave in Genoai Italy, to make room for a quarry. A movement has been Started here to have the United States government bring the body : to this country and give it a permanent rest ing place in the grounds of the institu tion which he founded. New Asrrlcnltnral Building Asanred. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The presl lent has signed the bill appropriating $1,500,000 for the construction of a aew building for the department of ag riculture in this city Plans for the Dew " structure will be drawn at once ind work begun immediately on their approval. The building will be erected on the plaza directly in front of the present buildine. Killed by Molten Metai. PUEBLO, Colo., Feb. 10. By the over turning of a huge ladle of molten met al at the M inn equa steel plant here one man was killed, three fatally injured and several ether workmen badly; hurt. WRECKED BERMUDA riO STRIKE IT LYNN. All Night Session of The Amal gamated Association. Strike Deferred Until After a Future Meeting Chairman ' ' of National Board Was at Meeting Ready to Give His Sanction if the Men De cided to Go Out. Lynn Mass, Feb ,10. The street cars of the Boston and Northern S3rs tem were running . as usual . to-day, though - some of the . employes 1 were rather weary after the all night ses sion of the Amalgamated association. The union did not consider the strike question by vote, though Daniel L. Diil worth of Detroit, ; Mich, chairman f the national executive board of the association, was at the meeting with authority to sanction a strike on the part of the national association if, the men voted to come out. After the dis cussion at the meeting, , the executive council met in secret session until Fri day morning, and the whole matter was put over, until a future meeting and will probably be referred to the state association so that employes on other; systems will have time to con sider' what action will be most expedi ent.; The '.local' -.men ''do not care to strike alone. Another factor in bring ing about postponement of final action is an expected proposition from the officials . of the - Boston and Northern for a better working system on the road. . The officers of the road are determined, however, that any change snail not appear as, any part of, or as having any relation to the . present movement of the men. The union will pot be recognized in any "way, it is stated. The- employes desire an advance in wages, a recognition of the union and changes in certain rules. DEAD DOG IN CATCH BASIN. What Sewer Employes Encounter Ev cry Little While. ; ' . The employes of the sewer depart ment have . a , grievance which they think the city fathers ought to look into. .' People "make a . practice ; of throwirig cats and dogs into the catch basins and when a man gets down in one of these holes and finds the decay ing carcass of an. animal It .is?, worse than (his day's' work . on. him to fish it out. .The , biggest catch - made this winter 'by the sewer brigade was a Newfoundland dog that weighed about 150 pounds and almost filled the baslm It was ' Covered with seyeral feet of sand arid when the ..workman discov ered ' it" he thought it was the body of a human being and it took, him some time before he plucked up sufficient courage to investigate. There is a law against this' business and if it, is kept up somebody will be caught' at It and1 punished': severely. ; HELPING STRANDED BRIT. ' . : Fire Island,' N Y., Feb 10. A dis patch froin Oak Island life saving sta tion says that another, tug with a barge Olivier de Clisson, ' ashore near Point Lookout, ; to assist in' discharging her cargo. The bark ig in' good condi tion and not leaking. The' . sea - is smooth and the prospects of. getting the bark off are good. ' . CITY NEWS, ("...' ... The boys are having a snap In U. S. & Co's opening sale, y School caps, silk lined, mostly 45 cent kinds for ,19c each. ' 1 1 Special ' forecast for - Connecticut: Fair to-night; probably continued fair Wednesday; brisk west to southwest winds. '. , '. ? , , Dr Ballard was called yesterday to attend the 14 years. old daughter of Mr and Mrs George Brown of East Dover street, w ho slipped on the ice near her home, inflicting an ugly cutOn one of her limbsl ' ' 1 . Benjamin Fairbrother, the manager of "the High school debating club has Issued a ; challenge to the , St Mary's Alumni club to debate some question to be7 selected later. The debate to be held in the Mulcahy, Memorial hall. . 1 The Washington Hill Athletic club will give its third " sociable Thursday evening at the club's hall on WasEirig ton street, A new two-step will be in troduced at this sociable which will be a feature of the evening's enter tainment. J . ' 1 , i ', " The trolley hearing, which was an nounced to be held this evening in the City hall annex; has . been postponed until February 17, on account of sick ness In the family of City Engineer Cairns, who buried a 5-y ears-old boy yesterday and has another child f ill with scarlet fever. . ' . ; ' ". The board of relief closed its labors last night after acting upon 811 appli cations. A feAV changes were ? made,' including the listing of the trolley com. pany at , $251,000, an increase of $7,400 over t . last ' year. The total deductions made amounted to about $S5,350. In addition to the raising of the value of the trolley com pany's property other additions were made which will increase the grand list by $150,oeo over and above the figures of the assessors.?:. The, board worked hard and transacted a vast amount of business, considering the limited time at their disposal. The superior court, criminal side, opens . here next Tuesday. ' Following are the cases for disposal: Patrick Dwyer, indecent assault; Joseph Do lan, theft; Daniel O'Connor, rape; Jo seph Petkus, adultery; Michael Breen, breach of the peace; William Seery, displacing wire connected with elec tric railway; Joseph Cavanaugh, theft from person; Lucy Jvamatus, adultery; Vincent Sivo, attempt at bribery; George Wildman, breach of the peace; Richard Moeschke, breach of the peace; Philibert Fontaine, breach of the peace; Dennis Sweeney, breach of the peace ; Michael Fisher, 1 breach of the peace; Joseph Vanasse, breach of the peace: Peter Bergin, theft frona,, ar son; James Shearon, seduction. PRESIDENT BAEIf WRS THERL An Attentive Listener to Argu- ment of Non-Union Attorney. Counsel Lenuhan. Says Commission Should Find Mine . Workers Respon sible for - the . Violence He ' Saya There is no Law " that Coanpels Non Union Miners to Deal With Employ ers Through the Union. , ' Philadelphia, Feb 10. President Baer.of the Reading Co was an atten tive listener ito the arguments present ed to-day before the anthracite coal ' strike t commission. ; . The ? rion-unioa miners, through Attorney John T. Len ahan of ; Wilkesbarre, expressed the ijf disapproval of the principles and prao tices of the United Mine Workers. ?. jir Lenahan, in his argument, pre sented three propositions. He suljmiU ted that the commission must find thti United Mine Workers responsible for the : violence and other unlawful acts which deprived the non-union miners of their lawful right to work; that wll authorities agree that the law guaran tees to every man the right to work, wnere, when and for whom he pleases, and that nothing could Justify a ficd? ing by the, commission that, non-union miners must deal with their employers . through the , medium of the union, or be subject in the slightest degree to th control or. dictation of the union. ' After' presenting these proposition. Mr Lenahan said in. part: y "It follows as a necessary conclusion from admit ting the principle that non-union miners must be permitted to work without un lawful interference froin fellow work men that they must not be made to deal -with their employers through the medium of the union. In the eyes of the law no distinction can exist l? tween union and non-union , laborers. They , simply fire , fellow . servants of a common employer.;: The majority mny make such secret agreements amouir themselves as they please., But such agreements cannot affect the rights of the minority,, no; matter how .small it may be. There can be no such thins as ..the . majority rule , among - f elle j w workmen in a common employment. It is the admitted right of a majority, of stockholders in a corporation to dictato the policy of the company." even though contrary to the wishes of som stock holders who thereby anight suffer los.. But all the servanits of one master re main individuals ? under our law and yield nothing of their nights to a ma jority; of thir co-employes.- ' f1Iowv; then, could It be possible fof this commission to admit the right of the United Mine. Workers to contract On 'behalf jof . non-union miners with a common employer? If it were 'possl--ble, is if likely that non-union m ino rs would receive fair treatment at the hand of those embittered by prejudice and ansjious to monopolize all the posi tions that they hold?, As is well known, there are diametrical .differences . of opinion r on many " subject's apparen tly affecting their common interests be tween union and non-Union men in all occupations? ? The ?: rules , of trades unions are framed on the principle not merely of dictation by the majority to the minority among fellow employe of one employer, but of such dictation by the majority of all workmen en gaged in a particular occupation. The freedom of the individual tr work only according to thet dictates of his own interests are made subservi ent to the supposed good of the greatest numberl We agree that the law does not prohibit such combinations or rules i when voluntarily accepted. 'What wo deny is that any workman can be co erced into accepting them. When this is done directly or indirectly he is de-. prived of that liberty of action whicli the law guarantees to him. The unioa; presents one of its essential claims be fore this commission,: a demand tbatf the aniiie owners shall accept the union as the representative ; of , the miners, and fix the rights both of union and non-union miners !by conceding its do inands. We deny this right and earn estly protest that it 'could Hot be cou ceded toy the commission without a di.-v tlnct and deliberate violation of law.' WITH THE LEGISLATORS. House Decided to Honor Lincoln Daj . " By Adjournment Hartford, Feb 10. Over an hour waa, spent' in the house immediately after, convening with the reading by the clcris the titles of the business transacted last Friday.; The only important change of the committee was the concurrent; action with the senate In sending tha senate bill 137, providing for a repeal of the general railroad laws to the ju-. diciary committee. , . Favorable report of, the committee on exposition on the Connecticut share in the exposition was accepted and re committed to the appropriation com mittee. On motion of Sir Banks of Fairfield ' the ' house accepted ' the j u diciary ciommlttee's report repealing the 200-foot Iquor license law. y At 1:30 the house engaged In an ar gument as to the advisability of ad journing over . Lincoln's birthday on. Thursday. It was finally voted to ad journ on Wednesday noon until next Tuesday. , f There was no new business taken up in the senate. The clerk read the house bills and then the members do bated at some length . on adjourning over Lincoln's birthday, but finally went into executive session. . RUBINO SENTENCED. He Is the Anarchist Who Tried to A sasslnate King Leopold. Brussels, Feb 10. Gennaro Rubino,, the Italian anarchist who has been on trial . here since , February fJ charged with . having attempted to assassinate King Leopold November 15 by firing three shots at his majesty . while ilu latter was returning from the catho dral " after attending a ; Te . Deu m in memory of the late Queen llenricti , was found guilty to-day and was soti teneed to imprisonment for- life, aft panal servitude.