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VOL. XVI, NO. STRIKE. WEEK IN THE LEGISLATURE FAMILY HEMMED VENEZUELA ABE ORDERED 0 FIVE FULL OF THE WATERBURY, CONJST, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903. : i : : ; 1 : . : j : : " I .... . . FI BLOCK WEEKS No Settlement in Sight Yet, Although Committeeman Dillworth has Hopes -Strikers also have : Hopes-Pay of Winchester Street Railway Employes Raised Voluntarily Yesterday Strikers Issue Daily Statement incidents of the Strike. Everything seems to be going the ' way the striking trolleyinen wish. News of the most gratifying character reached them last evening which will hereafter prevent Manager Sewell from boasting that the men were the highest w in the state, when as a matter of X fact they .were not. The news which gave them so much satisfaction, while not having any direct influence upon theip case, must necessarily affect it in some way, was that the trolteymen ftrrmloved bv the Torrington and Win chester Street Railway Co, which plys between Winsted and Torrington, yes , terday voluntarily increased the men's wages from 20 cents an hour, to- 21 ' cents, and hereafter all employes after : . being one year in the serice of the com pany shall be entitled to - receive 21 cents an hour. This rate is probably the best in the rtate, but it is by no means exceptional In 'New England, .whereas the ' rate, which was one of the elements that v caused the strike, is one of . the lowest -' In the state. . When the wage rate was changed it was actually a reduction in wages the men got, notwithstanding that it looked like an increase. Up to that time the; men were receiving 20 cents an hour. The new system was that new men should receive 18 cents an hour, they should be in the employ of the company about two years before . they would.receive 20 cents an hour, and finally, providing they remained in , the company's employ four years, they : would get what the employes of the Torrington and Winchester Go get after one year, 21 cents an uour. By this system the company got the greater part of its work ; done for . 18: cents an hour. Before that system was , pnt in vogue if an employe was a min ute late in manning his car no notice -was taken of it, but after it w,as en 1 forced an 18-cents an" hour man was given the car and the old hand had to miss a day. - Every advantage was taken of the 'man earning 21 cents an hour in order that the man getting a lower rate of pay should do the work. It was Manager Sewell's boast that the company gave the 1 cent increase vol untarily, but the other side of the 'pic-- ture he never touched upon. A11 the oldimen, as, the 21 -cents, -men were called, were gotten. rid of as fast as "possible, so that in a general way the average rate of wages paid was 18 V cents an hour. Now the Torrington j ft and Winchester Co, on of the smallest and youngest in the state, has volun tarily granted their men an increase that is not hemmed in. wth features t highly objectionable. It is an increase . ; without any string tied to it. ," Last evening and yesterday after- noon were somewhat, livelier than the preceding day and night. An old man . - named John Riley was arrested on South Main street by Officer . Tehan for placing a cartridge on the tracks. ' The cartridge looked to be ; the kind that w'as given away as souvenirs by the military while they were here last week. Early . in the evening a car on the same line became unmanageable, the brake getting out of order. Fortunate ly no one was riding in it. It came to town crawling and was taken to the barn immediately. An attempt was ,v made to derail a car on the same line about 10 o'clock. The attempt was . made in the vicinity of Meadow street by plaeing a bar of iron on the rail. The fender pushed the obstruction off. "; Stones were thrown in several places , , ni some glass was broken, but no one was hurt. The caged car wras the subject of many a butt and in some in stances the. solitary passenger or two was included. - -. ' t- A few instances of the way some passengers are treated occurred in the north end. A colored man alighted on North square vlth his dinner pail, or it may have been a growler." He sped directly toward a store, but some two or three fellows who saw him get off the car preceded him and tipped the clerk: . j "Pound o crackers," said the colored man.- - . ; . " "Hain't got none," snapped the clerk. "Hain't, bey?" growled the man. 4'IIaint! I a-lookin' at 'em?" "All sold," replied the clerk. . The man went to another store, but onP of the crowd preceded him and in consequence he changed his mind to bread. But he had the same misfor tune in his pursuit of bread. It was T! gone: not a loaf left 'Yesterday afternoon a collector for flne of the local wholesale "houses got off a car-at North square. He felt ? thirsty and thought a schooner would do him good. "Give me an ale," he said to a bar keep on Bishop street, unconscious that two fellows who saw him get off the car had entered the saloon before him. "Hold "vi a minute," said the bar fceep. Thereuoon he attended to two rolored men. three women and two small boys all with "growlers." The collector was getting impatient. "Give me an ale," he gasped. Do you want me to die of thirst?" "Oh. -'twill do you good to die, young." paid the barkeep, and then he said to a man who had lust dropped in, "What'll you have?" ; - ; "How long're yh goin' to keep me here?" said the collector. . , ,f "Oh, you're youric: yet. and yonr , sal ary goes on just the same," said the 1 barkeep. ' ' "Well, by" the god of wine, if you don't make me tired with your way of 1nin' business. Give an ale.".' The ' dialogue was laughable, but the ,-col-; lector did not for a moment "catch on," "V and finally he went to another saloon. He did not notice a face that he had left behind him in the other saloon. ITe could not get an ale there, and he 9rft wondering what kind of tolweo f1i saloon keers on Bishop street . .,. fmoke- . According to the police officials a man left with them last night a stick of dynamite about 5 six inches long. AVho the man wras, where he found it or anything else about it the police did not wish to say. Inference, therefore is a mater of choieel When the offi cials of the strikers were informed of the find they said they would not be surprised to hear of a barrel of dyna mite being found. The men employed on the cars probably knew all about it; the strikers would not be surprised if the explosive had been found by one of the strike breakers. They them selves knew nothing about it. Mr Dill worth said strike breakers use dyna mite for their own purposes, it. is re ported found wherever there is a strike, but never until after a batch of strike breakers have, been imported to the town where the strike happens to be. Then it is, "found" to create sympathy, to cause alarm. But there have been cases where the dynamite turned out to be a fake, a composition containing very little of the explosive ? matter. However, they knew nothing about it, but would not be surprised if it devel oped that the dynamite came to town with the non-union men. .. v-f ' ; . .1. .'. ;;':.v ';' '-"v '' A man alighted from a car on East Main street yesterday afternoon and entered a saloon. Taking out a "roll" of bills he threw one on the bar and said: '" ; ; vw : ...;' "Give me a little schnapps." He had his "schnapps" and he waited for his change. He waited so long that finally he said to the barkeeper: "Haven t ' you forgotten something?'.' The barkeeper looked around in evi dent wonder and then said: ' "Guess not" , ' ' ' ""What about my 'change?" said -the man. , . ' - , 'Oh there's no change coming to you,", replied the man behind the bar, and the other man, looking as, if he had been frozen, .backed out. remark ing: "Didn't know I was in the Klon dike." A man yesterday applied to David, B. Neth, superintendent of the linemen employed .by the trolley company, for a job. Mr Neth ascertaining from the man that he belonged to the Linemen's union, told him there was no vacancy ? r . -. , . 1 . . . 1 . . . ' ' 1 1 . . 1 .1 iui ouui as iit-,.a!s tuts ;wmpauy wouiu , hire, no more union linemen. This closed the interview and tlnia' fur- nished another proof that the Connecti cut Railway-and Lishtine Go's attitude in the strike of the trolley men is aiming to oreaK up the union and all other branches of organized labor in their employ. The New Haven Unon says: "Court martial proceedings are to be brought against all members of -the Second regiment who failed to go to Waterbury when so ordered, .unless satisfactory proof of illness is established;. There were several who did not respond to the order to go there, and orders were issued yesterday to have all such mil itiamen called before a cort martial. 'This order does not apply to those who failed to go on the first call, but who afterwards reoorted for.flntv. or to any who were out of the state or ill. rne court is composed of Lieutenant Geddes and Major McCabe." A meeting of a citizens' committee was held last evening in the City hall, and there plans were laid down toward bringing about a settlement. Mr Dill worth is confident that everything will be adjusted in a short time to the sat isfaction both of the company and the men. Still he said he could not tell what would happen, some people are so unreasonable. Talking on the action of the Winchester and Torrington Trol ley Co, lie said in raising the employes' wages to 21 cents an hour, it was a good auger for the local situation. Surely if such a small company, cov ering such a limited territory. 'could grant an increase voluntarily, a giant corporation covering the greater part of the state, owning f ranhcises for which they did not pay a penny, and doing a business nothing short dt.tve mendous; shonld and ought, to be a:hle to grant the increase asked by the strikers. Before he leaves town Mr Dillworth said he would furnish a basis which he expects will lead up to a settlement So far he has taken no active part in the situation, as the citi zens' committee appears to have the matter in good shape. There is no truth in the rumor that, the drivers and conductors on the un ion 'buses intend to strike for more wages and shorter hours. A rumor to, this effect was going the rounds' to day, but upon inquiry from parties in a position to know what is going on among the trojleymen it was found to have started out of a joke. Sheriff Rigney was auctioning off some stock at the sign post on the green and a big crowd had collected to hear him expostulate upon the merits of his wares. After the excitement was over someone came along and wanted to know what it was all about. The fellow was suspected of being one of Sheriff Dunham's deputies, and in re ply to the query, "a joker, winking his off eye,informed him that the meeting was composed c drivers and conduc tors on the 'buses, who had come to gether and concluded . to strike for more pay and shorter hours. Whether the man was a deputy or not, nobody seemed to know, but Jn any ca&s he appeared to be quite pleased to fosar of the strike and a few seconds later he was telling it to some of his chums across the way. The .'buses are do ing a rushing business and the boys in charge say that they are getting used to it now and don't know how it will feel to be whirled along', at. double quick time after they get their automobiles ' The strikers' executive committee issued the following statement this af ternoon: "To-day the 35th of our strike, finds our men in the same good spirits and standing firmly together. Since going out on January 11th, we have held over 60 metings and at each roll call every man has been satisfactorily ac counted for. . "At this writing we have received no overtures from ther trolley company toward a settlement of the present dif ficulty since our interview with Colonel Burpee some days ago, at .which time he offered to take back 25 of. our men at once and the balance when positions could be found for them, and which proposition we promptly rejected. "It seems to us rather strange that petty offences committed by the old employes were considered so gravely serious by the company, when they can stand for such proceedings as those carried on by a drunken conductor on the "Bank street line last night. - He was so intoxicated, that he" could not handle the i fenders' and probably found some difficulty id ringing up the tickets, or fares, which are being free ly distributed by the company to have the cars' patronized. The antics of this man were disgraceful and " finally he was' relieved when he came r into Ex change place. ; h- ' - " ' i "We understand there same near be ing a very serious accident on the North Main street line this morning. A- car, jumped the 'track at the curve just before entering Forest park, and came within an ace of landing in the swamp on the west side of the road. Had 1 this accident happened ' to-night there would have been great tales of "Dynamite on the track," "Plugged switches, etc." The real cause of the accident was running the cars at an illegal rate of speed. T 0 1 "If all accounts be true "Boss" . Far ley must be haying a high old time with his men at the stables. ; We know for a fact that a "Black Maria" leaves the car barns every night at about 9 men. This armored train makes a cir cuit of . the entire city and what its. purpose is we can only surmise. We would suggest, however, that the au thorities investigate this matter, for if the occupants of that vehicle are ho more : temperate .than ; .most, ,of the strangers we .- have in our midst at present, they are too dangerous to have at large, especially when armed with guns." A trolley car jumped the tracks hear the terminus of the North. Main street line this morning. . ; V The. managers of the 'bus lines had better get a hustle on so that better time will be made. The 'bus which left the center for Waterville last night at 6:10 reached the pofetoffice at the 'Ville at 7:20. ;- ;r - 1 ' ;-'..' Mr Dillworth, chairman of the na tional executive committee, stated this morning that he could not "say how long he will remain here. As to the report that unless a settlement Is soon effected all tbe men on the company's lines will be called out, be said there was no truth in. it. That If such were the intention it would be undertaken in a manner that would be more effec tive than by giving it to the newspapers first.;.; ,.-('-; '-' v -W: - .' . One of the conductors on the, trolley cars was somewhat injured last night. about 8 o'clock at the railroad cross ing near the Naugatuck depot. ; He alighted from the car to see if there were any trains coming before the car should pass. - Ag. he did : so, he was struck in the knee with a stone which :"as thrown with great force by some person unknown. His knee was so badly injured that he had to discon tinue work during thev remainder of the evening. INCENTIVE TO HURRY WORK. Bonus of Five Cents on $1 Will be Add ed to Wages. Bristol, R. I., Feb 14. The desire of the yachting syndicate to get the new cup defender overboard as early in April as possible is evidenced by the news that word has been passed among the metal workers at Herreshoffs that from this date to the day of launching a bonus of five cents on a dollar would be added to their wages as an incentive to hurry the . work along as rapidly as tnorougn construction will -admit. FINE OF $5,000. New York, Feb 14. Judge Thomas in the United States disitrict court to day sentenced William F. Kimball, ex- president of the Seventh Nationa bank, to a fine of $5,000 for conviction of over-certification of checks drawn to II. Marquand & Co. H. M. Rose a former paying feller, had sentence suspended. The fine was paid by Kimball. FOUND DEAD IN HIS BARN. Montreal, Quebec, Feb 14, The body of Antoine Segume, a wealthy farmer of St Eustache, near Montreal has been fomid in his barn, with a terrible gun-shot wound in the face. The mur dered man was for thirty-four years mayor of the village and warden of the county. There is 110 clue to the mur derer. . STABBED FELLOW WORKMAN. Danbury, Feb 14. Lewis Pope, 19 years of age, a fur worker, . was - ar- Sraigned In the city court this moruin; tne cnarge or assauiti witn . intent to kill. It is alleged That he stabbed Joseph Nessiff, a . fellow workman last night in the factory where they were einplrysd. : Ncssiff's in,ujries are not serious. , ' Real Work of the Session to Begin Next Tuesday. Important Committeee Hearings Next Week Constitution Amendment Hearing on Tuesday Bill Establish ing "Old Home eeks" Was Passed a Few Days Ago. Hartford, Feb 14. Tuesday next the Connecticut general assembly begin. the real worit of the session of 1D03, with the first full week of committee hearings , held this year. All of tne committees will hold sessions next week, and the biennial inrush of Inter ested citizens from all over the state to discuss the proposed new laws will then commence. As usual, the less im portant measures Will-be taken up first toy the committees, though there are enough of all kinds of bills j to keep them busy for several months to come. The committee ; hearings this weeK which will attract , the greatest public attention will be those of the house commttce on constitutional amend ments, Mr Scoville of Salisbury, chair man. The sentiment of that commit tee, to which has been confided the im portant question as to whether this legislature is to present a revised rep resentation amendment, seems to be, from conversation with its members, decidedly in favor of some action toy the present general assembly, ine committee is exactly divided between the cities and small towns, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury and Bridge port each having one representative, as Salisbury. Ridgefield. Ashford and Middlefield. Mr Scoville, in speaking of the outlook this week,- said that his committee desired to give the citizens of the state the utmost liberty an ex pressing their views on the matter of reform In the representation ' in the house, and also wished to bring some- system ir the hearings. ' He an nounced, therefore, on - vV ednesday that the committee hearings next week would be called by -counties, though visitors from any section would gladly be heard. Hartford will appear Tues day afternoon", New , Haven county Wednesday and New London county Thursday. - Other counties would be called, at later hearings. . This past week reports came in rap idly from the committees for so early in the session. The committee on ap propriations carried through the house. their unfavorable report on increasing the pay of the constitutional convention delegates to $ouu, thougn mere was a long debate on the question. One of the events of the week, was the con currence by the house in the senate reference of the bill repealing the gen ral railroad laws to the judiciary com mittee. The v house Hiad referred ; the bill to the railroad committee, and as it is by far the most important single general railroad measure to , be acted upon by this assembly its ; reference was a matter of intense interest to the members of both houses. The bilL if passed, will repeal the railroad law as to eminent domain, limiting such right to companies specially chartered by the state. The fact that It has a side reference to the Connecticut Western's building over the disputed East Gran ny farm gives the bill a unique Impor tance. A bill reported favorably thi week establishes the custom of . "old home weeKs m Connecticut, and gives each town the power to appropriate for that purpose. ; , MAIL CARRIERS LOST. Snow is Eighteen Feet Deep and the , Cold Is Intense. Butte, Mon, Feb 14. Advices have reached here from Placervale, Idaho.' that two Thunder . Mountain mall car riers have been lost in the mountains and all hope of their being alive has been abandoned. , Charles Hagena. was the regular carrier and was ac companied by another carrier on this trip whose name is unknown. J : three carriers , have arrived and they report snow on an average of 18 feet deep, and in some places 35 feet deep. Thes' report the death of two unknown prospectors who were caught in a snow slide. .The cold is intense. No news has been had of Hagena and his companion for three weeks. ELK AND DEER PLENTY. Glens Falls, N. x., Feb 14. A steam ster on the freight line from Long lake to Little Tupper lake reports the pres ence of a large herd of elk near Little Tupper lake. These elk are undoubt edly those which William C. Whitney has placed in the Adirondaeks. Re ports from Newconvb say that deer are so plenty in the Cold river section that teamsters have to scare thern out of the road before they can 'pass with their loads. PAT CROWE FOUND. Omaha. Neb, Feb 14. J. J. Crowe of Council Bluffs, la, has received a leter from England stating that Pat Crowe, his brother, alleged" to have been connected with the kidnaping of Eddie Cudahy is now in Liverpool. The letter states that Pat is- employed as a solicitor for a wholesale house and is receiving $200 per month salary. IMPORTATION OF CATTLE. Kingston, Jamaica, v eo a. Xie gov ernor has issued an order raising the prohibition against the importation of Canadian cattle. 'The order against the importation of cattle from, the United States is still enforced. The fruit companies are finding difficulty in providing steamships with cargoes, owing to the increased demand for Ja maican fruit. WORK OF PIRATES. Victoria, Feb 14. The steamer Tosa Maru has reached port from Yoko hama. She brought new& that pirates on the steamer Oanfa, a small vessel on the West river, killed a European officer and five Chinese. ' The Scuithernex are coining. Had to Drop From Second Story Window to Escape. One Member of Family Burned to Death and Others Severely Injured Fire Caused by O vel Pressure of Natural Gas. - Pittsburg, Feb 14. One person was cremated, two were fatally hurt, two others were seriously injured and seven buildings were totally destroyed in' a lire at i'arentum, 1'a, a village twei-ve miles north of here, early to-day.- In each of the houses the first floor was occupied as a store, the living rooms being above and in the rear. Three buildings on either side of the Craig house were completely destroyed, as it was. , When the Craig family was awak ened the only escape was by the sec ond story windows. Mrs Craig dropped the girls from the windows, whib her husband, tried to rescue his son, but before he could reach the boy the en tire house was enveloped in flames and the parents were forced to , abandon him "and jump for their lives. The fire was caused by an over-pressure of nat ural gas. The property loss was about $50,000. s - . Ray Craig, aged 12 years, was cre mated while his father was trying to rescue him. - ' - D. J. Craig was burned and hurt by jumping from a second story window and will die. Mrs D. J. Craig inhaled some smoke and flames and was injured by jump ing from a window, but will recover. Hope Craig, aged 8 years, daughter of ; the Craig.s' was burned and her skull wag fractured by a fall from a second story window and will die. . Sherley Craig, another daughter, aged 10 years, was. burned and her arm and leg were broken bv a jump from a window. She may die. f The fire began in the Craig residence. which stands in about the middle of . a 'Wock of frame houses on Fifth avenue. STATEMENT RESENTED. Oscar Straus Says President' Baer's Statement Was Wide of Facts, New York, Feb 14. New Yorkers connected with the National Civic Fed eration resent the statements made be fore the strike commission in Philadel phia by President Baer of the Reading Od ..that the federation never was .con vened to hear the report of the coal operators on the result of a conference with the striking miners, and that the federation leaders had deserted .;."' the cause they had espoused. Oscar v S. Straus, who Is a member of the execu tive council of the federation, said Mr Baer's statement was wide of the facts. "The Civic Federation did everything In its power to bring about an adjust ment of the difficulty," said Mr Straus "and ' after repeated efforts succeeded in haying the operators confer with the miners. Had Mr Baer been wiling to make the concessions he now otfers, at the time of his coming before the fed eratlon. I fel sure there, would have been' no coal, strike." ; 'fTh'e; federation U. actuated by the hiehest - motives and always aims at fair play," said Henry White, general secretary of the United Garment Work ers of America, "and the fact that Mr Baer feared its good offices shows that he was unwillinar to ( meet the , strike issue squarely. The ." many achieve ments of the" federation , in settling strikes, preventing strikes and. adjust ing difficulties are, a refutation of Mr Baer s charges." A, ij-,- .' ORESCEUS JOGS ON THE ICE. Not Sent Against Record, Bt Turns a 1 Quarter In 33 Seconds. Ottawa, Ont Feb 14. Cresceus, the world's champTn trotter, 1 did not go against the ice record here yesterday, the track being too slushy. ' The fact that he was to appear on the ice dur ing . the afternoon dre wa crowd of 5,000 people, and the horse and his owner were cheered repeatedly. ; Mr Ketcham jogged his champion three miles ' and- then got him away for a mile in 2:27. . The last quarter of this mile he performed with the greatest ease In 33. seconds, or at a 2:12 clip, which is G seconds better than the ice record for a half- juile track. i 1 -' j ... North Carolina Town Barned. .W RALEIGH, N. C, Feb. l The town of Grimesland, -Pitt county," has been practically wiped out by fire. Eleven, buildings, including several warehouses and the town hall, were destroyed. The loss Ib placed at $25,000, - one-fourth covered by insurance. it Two Deathi Front riaKne. ' MAZATLAN, Mexico, Feb. 14 There were two deaths from the plague yes terday. There are forty -four patients In the lazaretto. Over $200,000 for re lief work has been received from vari ous charitable committees throughout the republic. :' 1 ' HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS MEET. Hartford, Feb 14. The twelfth an nual meeting of the Connecticut As sociation of Classical and High School teachers was held at Trinity college to day. President Martin G. Benedict presided. The first half hour was de voted to the business of the meeting. The reports of the secretary and treas urere were "read and approved. ELKINS ANTI-REBATE BILL. Washington, Feb . 14. The senate convened at 1 o'clock to-day and im mediately afterwar.ds agreed to the amendments of the Elkins anti-rebate bill sent in by the house. It was ac cepted without , discussion. : , PRIVATE PENSION BILL; . Washington, Feb 14. The house went into the committee of the whole to-day and resumed consideration of the sun dry civil appropriation bill. After passing this the private -pension bill was taken up. Watch for the Sowtlusrnexs. RAN AGAINST LINCOLN John Alsbury Died at County , Poor - ' , ; Farm In Illinois. , Chicago, Feb 14. John Alsbury, who was known through central Illinois as the "man who ran against Lincoln for the legislature," is dead at the county poor farm at Buffalo, 111. Mr Alsbury was 8a years old. He came to this state in 1830. Because, of - his sim plicity Alsbury ; had considerable of a following, and when Lincoln was nom inated for' the legislature in 1842 he was selected to run against him. Dur ing the latter years of his life Alsbury became a populist and was the populist nominee for congress in. 1896. HOOPER -COUNG IN PRISON. His Condition Brought On By Use of . Cigarettes and Morphine. Sing Sing, N. Y., Feb li. Dr Irvine, the prison physician at Sing Sing, to day examined William Hooper Young, rwho yesterdav entered upon his ; Jife sentence for the inurder of Mrs Anna Pulitzer. . The doctor found, as did the New York physicians, that Young was medically insane and legally sane. Young's condition, the doctor said, is due to the . excessive use of morphine and cigarettes. CITY ISHEWS; Watch for the Southerners. , You can get Sweet Orr. & Cd's well made business pants at "cut prices. Something very unusual. Go and see them. Special ,. forecast j for Connecticut: Fair to-night and Sunday; colder to night; brisk to high west to northwest winds. , The board of safety held another meeting last evening for the purpose of examining candidates for positions on the supernumerary force. About 46 were examined. About $25,000 worth of valuables belonging to the A. H. Melrose .Bur ritt family were shipped to New York to-day where they will be sold at the American Art-associa,tion. The ! employes of the , Waterbury Buckle Co are making great prepara tions for the annual dance which takes place at Leavenworth hall on Thurs day evening next. ( : , ' '.'.'' ' .'; There will be a month's mind requi em mass celebrated in St Patrick's church on Monday morning at 8 o'clock ; for i the repose of the soul of the' late. Annie Fruin. :"''it--ix : Bernard Gaff ney, 48, died to-day at the residence of -his sister, Mrs Thom as Killion, 154 Baldwin street The deceased was for a number of years an employe of Rogers & Bros. Be sides his sister,' Mrs Killion, , he leaves a brother, James, also three nieces, Annie and Mary Killion and Mrs Catherine Finn.1 f . " The members of the Holy Name so ciety of the church of the Sacred Heart are requested to meet in the basement chapel at . 8 o'clock to-night and also the committee members of , the united Holy Name societies, are cordially in vited , to attend this meeting, for the purpose of -making ararngements V to attend the funeral of their brother, Martin Mitchell. ! , . , " , In all : probability Waterbury will not be 'represented in the Connecticut baseball league during the coming sea son. , v Manager Harrington said to day that he had offered terms of sale to parties in Holyoke and they would probably be accepted and the sale made in a few days. Manager Har rington will take no active part in baseball this season because he says that his business will not permit him doing so. He may, however, own a few shares of stock in the Holyoke team. ; '-'.' : ';' .':' '' - 'f. '; The strike of the newsboys who sell the New York Journals was as sudden ly ;ded as it was begun, the boys did not know why they went ' on strike. They don't have to pay any more for the Evening Journals than they do for any of the other New York papers. A representative of the World is said to have caused the trou ble. A Mr Henry, who represents the Evening Journal, and who was instru mental in settling the strike of the newsboys in Naugatuck ' a week ago, was here yesterday and arranged ev erything satisfactorily. The Economic league met last night and heard reports from the several .qommittees sent out some time ago to perform missionary worK m tne sev eral waids. of the ' city". The reports weer very flattering and unless all signs of the times fail the organization Avill be in the ascendency when the re sult of the next primaries is announced. Several new members were received and many more have expressed a desire to become affiliated with the society, so that' inside of a few weeks It is thought that tl- Economic; league of Waterbury will be the strongest politi cal body in any town of th! size in the state. The session was held behind closed dors. ; - .- . . :. :, At bar meting in the district court to-dav Judere Cowell gave judgment for the plaintiff in: the suit of Morris Mussler versus Dentist ' S. Wv Chip man for $50. The suit was for $500 for assault in pointing a revolver at him. The following cases were presented for , hearing: Tuesday. 'City versus V. Petrowski and William Zepp: Wednes day, City versus Concordia Singing so ciety and Mary Mahan versus John Meara; Thursday, J. E. So per versus William Tyler. , In the foreclosure suit of the.Bauby Bros versus William B. Lerhanger et al judgment was given for . $3,144,05. Law days begin May 1G. Judgment for foreclosure was also giv en Charles W. Bidwell versus William Raleigh May 1. and he succeeding day for Casdv, Clohessey and Judd." A bond of $50 was ordered in he suit of James M. Claffey versus Mary Claffee. 1 t -' certainly must lie. a ' picnic ' for mothers In U. S. & Co's opening sale. Roys', suits, ages 3 to 1 years, from 1.09 to $3.60, for a great choice Instruction Sent to British antf German Ambassadors. SHIPS WILL BE WITHDRAWN. It Is Expected That By To-morrow 01 : Monday at the Latest Venezuela Will Be an Open Port Again Mem oranda. Explaining the Protocol Which Was Signed by Minister Bowen Allies Speak Well of Ati tude' of United States in Matter. London,' Feb 14. .The Associated Press is , informed that ; Instructions have been telegraphed to the command ers' , of , - the blockading squadrons off Venezuela to withdraw their ships, ow ing to the arrangements completed at Washington. :The blockade, therefore, will be immediately raised. ' 1 Berlin, Feb 14. The government i& telegraphing Instructions to-day for raising the blockade of the-Venezuelan coast' immediately. ' These instructions may imt reach all the blockading ves sels to-day, but it is expected that the blockade will be fully raised by to morrow or" Monday especially, since Commodore Scheder has been expect ing such Instructions and had arranged for their proper transmission. - Berlin, Feb, 14. Two memoranda ex plaining the protocol were signed by Minister Bowen.. .The text of the first is as follows : ? ' "As the Imperial German governmon t holds that the claims originating from the Venezuelan civil . wars of 18,08 to 1900 are no more apt to be submitted to arbitration, the government of Ven ezuela has to acknowledge , at once these claims, amounting, to . 1,718.S15 bolivars, . approximately $325,000, and either to pay said amount in cash with out, any,-, delay,', or' should this be im possible,; to guarantee the" spedy pay ment of them bv euarantees whlclv nn deemed sufficient by the imperial Ger man government. ! a. i The second . explantory document reads: ' , . ' The conditions of the German gov ernment ' having been .. accepted, Mr Bowen as representative of the Ven ezuelan: government will' now have to provide for the payment of the 1,718, 815 bolivars mentioned under No 1 of the conditions, or ; giv an adequate guaranty for this amount Should Mr Bowen choose the latter way the guar anty is to be sneclfied distinctlv. For instance, iq case of the guaranty beinpr oasea on tne customs revenues, as sug gested by Mr Bowen, it would be neces sary to state (exactly in ; what way the payment is to take'place out of thest revenues. The guaranty will bave to be given de facto and without delay." - In the event of the five drafts hand ed to Baron Speck . von Sterhburg last night bemg defaulted, it is "-. stipulate,' that, Belgian customs officials collect the revenues at one of the Venezuelan ports in .behalf of Germany. ' Foreign Secretary Von Richthofeii sent a special message to Ambassador Tower here at 8 o'clock yesterday even ing informing him that the protocol -would be signed during the evening and expresing his pleasure at the hap py result ':"-': :, .' '' ' .- - ' , , Chancellor von , Buelow and Baroa von Richthofen both express satisfacv tion and approval cf the United States government's correct and friendly at titude throughout the episode. : , ? Baron . Speck von Sternberg, by di rection of his government Informed Secretary Hay In advance of the cliar atcer of any important proposal ma da to Mr- Bo-.ven. In at least two Instance written memoranda of Germany's posi tion were supplied to the United State- government VALENTINES IN BUNCHES. Letter Carriers Were Lcnded Down i With Them To-Day. , The employes of the postoffice had all the business they could swing into to-day. , .Valentines poured in upon them by the thousand, some , of them being so large that the carriers scarce ly could handle anything else. The number received was . considerably greater than ever before, but for som'o reason or other there was a noticeable falling off in the cheap kind. ' No matter what some people may think about Waterbury, it looks as if this was an evidence of a tendency in the direction Vf better taste in the valen. tine business, and H the ;boys , " and girls are improving there is reason to hope for better things in the near fu ture. Of course a few folks have not yet thrown off the old way of doing things and kept up their reputation for remembering their neighbors at this season by mailing them-'daubs'' on which was written language that no lady . would use. It may - be . a source of much disappointment to the senders of these "weapons' . to know that they pever will be seen by those whom they were intended to annoy. They were held up on account of in sufficient postage and as those who mailed them 'will not be likely to call for them the chances are that most of them will find a place in the waste baskets- about the office. . It was a great day with the carriers.. They looked like belated. Santa Clauses, with their big bundles, and while the , add N tional parcels i must have put them to a lot . of 'inconvenience they didn't' seem to mind it and acted as if they were willing to bear it all for the pake f making others happy. , , .GERMANIC ' HAS ARRIVED. New York, Feb 14. The White Sftrf liner' Germanic which arrived to-day was due on Thursday. ,, ,, The delay was due to continuous rough weatlKr, the log showing that from the day she left port she was buffeted" by terrific gales. BILL GOES TO PRESIDENT. Washington, 'Feb . 14. The wnafv agrei&d to-day to tlo Jiincndment to Elkhis anti-rebate bill and tlie bill ' j;oes to the preisdent " f