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Peace Reigned Over City
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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.

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