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WATERBURY, CONN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. STORM STILL TIES UP THE TROLLEY SERVICE .VOL. XVI, NO. 63 CilERM THE Ml Ten .Thousand Persons Met Him at Cape Town To-Day. MEMBERS SUPERI0RG0URT,GRONALSIDE,0PE Some of tltf Lines Partially Closed This is the Thirty-Ninth Day of -the StrikeBoss Farley Had a Hard time With a Snow Plow Ex-Strike BreaRer Would LiRe to Air The" strike situation, is still un changed, although one hears more tobout trolley matters on the streets to-day than at any other time since Hhe trouble started, so that no matter which side wins out, The row may' ' rove beneficial to the whole people, for all will be more familiar with such (matters in the future than they ever (would be if the strike Ead not forced a closer consideration of the subject mpon them. To be. sure the trolley .will stay, but it is very evideut that the public will be more exacting in their demands for some returns for the use of the streets than they have been in the past and public official rwill be obliged, to govern themselves cccord.'ngly. John O'Neill's remark last night that. the street ralhond com pany got what it has because people did not know the real value of these frai chires has set many to thinking, with the result that men who thought it would pay the city to build streets and tbon vrn them over to the com rnny have exper'in'td a change of lii"irt juif! .ifitv nr. f! n mitfon tn- vt.. l't'ht. ,'":;. '; . " The company 1, endeavoring to make th liest rand it orm of things as it findsthein, and while every possible effort is being made to maintain some sort of a regulation schedule the result is far from1 satisfactory. Whether on account of want of patronage or want of help, does not appear. . The company does not show much disposi tion to run' to "tlu end of the line on Bank street and it is not very particu lar whether or not it penetrates to the termination of the' 'North Main street . route. There is no appreciable in crease In the number of patrons of the cars, notwithstanding the fact' that . Dame Rumor has it that tickets can be ..had for. the trouble of picking them up on the factory, floors, while others claim that they flmLtheni in bunches on the sidewalks. Anyway, Mr Blg gerstaff's assertion, and also that of John O'Neill, that the conjipauy makes fl . nvnfin t f -.1 1 1 . . 1.1. morning, would not . bear investi gation Just now. No doubt it would haye been all right, but if the company took theuvup on it at this time Big gerstaff "and O'Neill wouldn't have a leg to stand on. " Things are moving along very nicely with the strikers, . During the. first week or two of the strike, many of the anon didn't know what to do with themselves. ', They . had been aecus- iiuuicii. iu icgutjtr AvorK auu lime nung (heavily on their hands, ibut since the (nauguration of the .'bus scheme they have all they can. swing into and have now become quite contented, and while mil would 'be glad to see the strike' set tled, still, they do not manifest the same uneasiness which was so appar ent in their looks and actions some time ago. At the meeting this morn ing every man was accounted for. Those who were not at headquarters were attending to the 'buses, and the returns from the carryalls showed that the business is on the increase. . . D. L. Dill worth and Organizer Weed lire still here and attended the morn ing session. - --.Mr. Dillworth told a Democrat reporter that so, far as he knew there were no signs of a settle ment. He said, he came here on a peace mission, but that he had not met anybody representing the company. He had not sought an interview with fhe company because he bad been 'assured by parties who were in a1 position to know t at they did not desire to see him and he was not forcing himself upon them. He had hoped that he would hr slI. to do something tow ards bringing about an amicable set tlement of the difference, just as he had been instrumental In dolsg in oth er places, but so far he had not made any headway in that direction. ' He thought the situation had now reached a stage where it was not a question be tween the company 'and the trolley men. lie believed the time liad come for the public to take the matter in hand and stated that auy impartial committee representing the people ol this town who would look into the ease and show that the men were in error would find no trouble in dealing with them, and added that he saw no reason why the public could not com pel the company to yield provided the decision should go the other way. Mr Dillworth remarked that the men have 'been holding out the olive brancu wince the strike was declared and that they still occupy that attitude, but that if the conditions on .which they vonld now be willing to return are not accepted speedily tTTey will be with drawn and others offered embodying many things that have not yet been asked. He. also stated that the men bid not exhausted all their resources, and that he hoped they would not be ohliced to. but in case they snouia do they would not be in any way bashful about going the full length. Mr Dlll iworth didn't explain what he meant by this, but the reporter understood it to mean that in case it snouia do a fight to a. finish the trolleymen in ev ery town where the Connecticut Rail way and Lighting Co operates lines will be called out. Mr Dillworth appears tfb& a very conservative man and spoke ns if he were very anxious to bring the men and l the company together and leave town after settling what threatens to be a long drawn contest. A union 'bus will leave the center-for the Model laundry, on .the .Waterville Grievances in the Democrat. road at C:20 every morning, commenc ing to-morrow. The "bus will be run to accommodate the employes of the laundry. . The trolleymen have nothing but kind words for Cashier Cummings, who received them yesterday afternoon when they went to the company's office when . they called to return their badges. All could not get in at the same time and thoso on the outside whiled the time away by singing "In the good old summer time," and the melody was so sweet Mr Cummings was humming it before he was aware of his conduct, and It Is said that he kept right along at it when some one reminded him of it. , ''. One of the strangest cases of boy cotting ever heard of was reported to day, when, it was said, a young lady residing on West Side , hill came near getting into trouble because she was accused of being seen talking With one of the strike breakers on the iron bridge. She got from under the ban by assuring her friends that she was waiting for a union 'bus when this fel low came around the corner and en gaged r In conversation before she knew who he was. He wore no uni form and sho was not aware that he was one of the car barn boarders until she heard it later. There are now eighty strike-breakers" in town, seventy-seven at the car barns and three in ' boarding houses. There were five boarding out, but two of them became, known to the other , roomers and they refused to occupy the same building with' them and they were obliged to return and take up quarters at the barn: The whereabouts of the other three are not known just now, but they will be located soon. It is said that many of the strike-breakers are sick and tired of life and the barn and are very anxious to get into board ing houses, but every place they apply some excuse or other is given , as to why they cannot be accommodated. The 'buses did a land office business to-day. Some of the vehicles were crowded so that anany were standing and in several Instances fellows hung on behind. A mule ;. team came up West Main street about 10 o'clock this morning which must have had at least twenty-five persons on board. The j committee in charge of tlifs feature of the strike" claims ! that as 'soon as the enow leaves us and the roads are in good condition; that they will .be able to accommodate all who will want to. ride. Plans for automobiles are be ing pushed and in all probability these will remain whether the strike is si tled or not.v '-': '.'H.V: V""'v,u Boss Farley had a run-in with the new snow plow, last night and came out of the scrape with a gash. in his head which required about half a dozen stitches. Farley was operating in the neighborhood of North Willow and West Main streets and thoughtlessly pulled the "dog'' without having con trol of the lever, and before anybody knew' what was up the "Boss" was fast asleep. The lever took him on the top of the head and knocked him senseless and it wa3 some time before he re vived, i A phj'sician dressed the wound and after the patient realized what had happened he remarked that heniust have had some one's good prayer, else he would have been a corpse. It was the closest call Farley ever had during his eventful career. - He is about to-day with a bandage on his injured cranium, and while he does not look much the worse for the thump, still it Is evident from his conduct that he has had all he wants of that kind of work and will be more careful in the future when he gets hold of a Waterbury "dog." A woman who rode on a trolley car to Waterville yesterday afternoon went into a drug store where the conductor of the Waterville 'bus happened to" be at the time. She wished to purchase something but before selling it' to her the proprietor asked the conductor should he do so. The conductor looked at the woman and saw that she was an Invalid and that her constitution would not be able to stand a ride in an open 'bus on such a day as yesterday. He immediately told the proprietor that it would be all right if he sold the woman whatever she wanted. The woman presented a dollar blllJn payment for the article purchased, stating Inci dentally that she had enjoyed a ride on the trolley car on the South Main street and Waterville lines for nothing. 1 She had presented a dollar bill to both con ductors and neither could change it. They are not used to changing bills. They have few cash fitomers, the ma jority of the few people riding. having tickets which manv persons claim the company are distributing frely to cer tain persons. The. Democrat Is In receipt of a com munication from a man who signs him self Frank B. Fay, who states that he would be glad to write an article for the paper telling all about Boss Farley and the kind of goings on he noted at the car barn whiU he was there as Far ley's right bower. Mr Fay, who is now in v New York, Intimates that he has something to make known which would be greatly appreciated by the people of Waterbury. The editor of the Democrat has no use for such men as Mr Fay. He says that he pays re porters for looking out for what is of interest to the public and that he pre fers to trust to them rather than ac cept copy from any of Boss Farley's ex-strike breakers. it seems Farley used Fay as long as he could be of any service to him and then gave him the bounce. Now Fay thinks he sees a chance to turn the tables upon Far Icy, but.lt is a question if anybody would- take much stock in evidence coming from that son.f . The executive committee of the strikers ' to-day issued the following statement : This is the thirty-ninth day of the strike and it finds the men toeing the scratch as strong as ever and .with, de termination unabated. No new devel opments toward a settlement have transpired since our last, statement and none is in sight at this lime. , " 'Bouncer . ariey was put out of business by the trolley company iast nignt. xnat is, wrougn an agency o the company he was Incapacitated. It seeins tuac the bouncer was operating the snow plow in mat 'expert manner we hear so much about, when the lever he was hauuliag flewbackaud gave hlni a rap on the side of the head that opened a gash something less than a foot Ion" and which had to be sewed up when the victim 'came to an hour or two later. Strange to say, Farley bled. The lever which struck the blow was union made. Fossibly that infor mation will , enable the company to place the blame for the accident up to us. A fellow who saw Farley's crani um patched up since the accident took the opportunity to jokingly remark that there would be another 'scab'on the road when the wound healed. "Another big bluff on the part of the company has been called. Each of our men received a typo-written notices to return the company's property in the way of buttons, tools, etc. on or before 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. If the company expected that the men would return these goods individually It was mistaken. At precisely 3 o'clock yes terday afternoon the men were at the company's office on Bank street in a body and the company's property was returned in neatly arranged packages. The men left their hall at a quarter of 3 and marched to the company's office In a body, which attracted much atten tion and applause along the line, espe cially when the strikers' quartet start ed up the song,-'In the good old summer time,' in which the entire eighty men sang the chorus. "And now that the company .has seen fit to call upon the law to get its prop erty from the men,' the men's turn has come to turn the tables on the com pany. When we went out on strike considerable property belonging to us and consisting of clothing etc, was left in our lockers in Exchange place and at the West End. These lockers have been broken Into, the property of the men has been taken out of them and we have seen some of this clothing cov ering the bodies of the gentlemen the trolley company has brought into our city to break thie strike.: Several uni forms belonging to us have been con fiscated by these visitors. It might be well to suggest to the citizens at this time to be sure their doors are locked before retiring or going out. We un derstand mings are in a pretty mess at Tthe men's stables, anyhow. We hear that the first come, first served plan applies to everything, the early bird catching the first bed and the un lucky bird sleeping standing up or any other old way possible. The early bird in the morning gets his choice of suits, and one fellow must have gotten up pretty late yesterday, for he was seen on an East Main street car wearing two sweaters wrapped about his feet. "Fred Weed, one of our national or ganizers, what fcas been with us for several weeks and who has been of great assistance to us, left to-day for Massachusetts, having received orders from headquarters to go there. We un derstand that although the public press has been given Information which would lead the public to infer that salaries have been increased up there about 12, per cent, the fact is the men real ly got a reduction, so cleverly did the company arrange its sliding scale of wages. The men are wrought up over the matter, hence the calling of Mr Weed to that scene of action. "'Buses will leave Exchange place at 6:20 a. m. hereafter for the Model laundry on the Waterville road, to ac commodate the employes. Speaking of the 'buses we want to thank h th. 11c for the noble manner in which they have patronized them. The bus busi ness is increasing rapidly." GRANITE CUTTERS Endorse Strikers and Passed Resolu tions Last Night. At the regular monthly meeting of the Waterbury branch of the Granite Cutters' N. U., the strike of the local trolleymen was endorsed and the fol lowing resolution adopted: . "Resolved, That we extend to them our sympathy An their struggle for recognition and ! justice.", It was also resolved that "Each of our members contribute a certain sum weekly to help them finan cially while the strike lasts. And as Nwe have had some experience with j-ouma LUfiiivcio ju ijjb XUSt i It IS f against our principles to help them by namg on rne cars wane they are in cnarge or them." Secretary Jamea M. Skahan was in structed to send a copy of the doings of the -meeting relative to the strike situation to the papers. Schoolteacher' Brare Act. , SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb.' 18.-Miss Mary Martin, teacher in the New' Cald well school at Thayer, 111., by her brav ery and presence of mind in a fire which destroyed the school saved the lives of fifty of her little pupils. With egress by the stairway cut off by flames, Miss Martin dropped her pupils from a second story window to the ground. After the last of the children had been rescued the plucky Instructor swung herself over the window ledge and dropped to safety. A Number of Addresses Presented to Him Premier Sprlgg, One of . the Party, Hooted-Trial of British Cruis ers Resulted in Another Defeat for Water Tube System. Cape Town, Feb IS. Colonial Secre tary Chamberlain and his party ar rived here to-day i and met with a hearty reception from a crowd of about 10,000 persons. A number of addresses were presented to Mr Cham berlain. During the reading of .one of these Prime Minister Sprlgg arrived on the platform and was hooted. . Mr Chamberlain in his speech made an appeal for the union of the races. He admitted, however, that since his arrival in Cape Colony he had become Hess hopeful of immediate satisfactory results from Jils visit, as he found that the antagonism, of the two races had become chronic. 5 Rebellion was exalted into heroism and loyalty was djscountenanced and ostracised, even the pulpit joining in the propaganda tending to intensify the separation of the races. - On , leaving the platform Premier Sprlgg was again made the subject of .a hostile demonstration. London, Feb 18.-The second trial of the British second class cruisers Hva- ointh and Minerva, fitted with Belle ville (water tube) and Scotch fcvlindrl- cal) boilers respectively, has resulted in another defeat for the water tube system. The warships left Plymouth wjth an equal quantity of coal, for Gibraltar, and ; the Minerva steamed 12 hours after the Hyacinth's bunkers were emptied. The vessels re-oaled ait Gibraltar and started on the race homeward during the morning of Feb ruary 15, with the result that the Min erva reached Portsmouth at 1 o'clock this morning, having averaged 18 knots. The Hyacinth's boilers broke down in the Bay of Biscay on Monday. ANTICANAL MEN HEARD. (tranffer and Others Oppose Govern , , or Octell'a Costly Scheme. ALBANY, Feb. 18. Opponents of the proposition to spend $82,000,000 or more in .improvements of the state canals, according; to the 1,000 ton barge proj-. ect, had a hearing yesterday before the Joint legislative committee. Represent atives of the State grange and of local-raihiehwttil-not'-be'inansedtately affected by the project made speeches. Replies were made by persons interest ed In the improvement. , - Master ' E. B. Norris of the State grange opposed the project on the ground that it woul cost vastly more than it was worth. lie cited several in stances 6f industrial plants which have practically abandoned the canal for shipping purposes. He foresaw, he said, the creation within a few years of a ship canal from the Mississippi to the seaboard and declared that the en larged Erie canal would prove to have been an enormous waste of money. "Can't you trust the people?" asked Senator Davis. "We. can trust the people," replied Mr. Norris, "but many of the people who are . for this proposition are' not taxpayers. If you were willing to leave this to the taxpayers only, we should perhaps feel differently." X He argued that the Improvement of methods of quick transit, refrigeration, etc., had led people to abandon the use of the canal. ' . John I. Piatt of Poughkeepsle, who at the last hearing made a sensation by his references to the position of Gov ernor .Odell and the Republican party on the canal question, spoke again in oppositions Master George H. Hyde and Secretary Bean, representing Cort land county grange; W. A. Rogers of Jefferson county grange and Mr. Dew ey of Ontario county also opposed the bill. - ' " ' ; Three More Victims at Ithaca.' ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 18. Three more deaths from 'typhoid fever oc curred yesterday of students of Cor nell university. They were Otto Wohls of Rochester. N. Y.; Henry A. Schoeu born of HackensaCk, N. J., and Charles J. Schlenker of Batavia, N. Y. No deaths occurred among the ' townspeo ple, although there are a number of very critical cases. Eleven physicians reported eight . new cases and eight others sent out of town. The reason for sending new cases out of town is that the local physicians are utterly unable to care for additional sufferers. President SchUrman of Cornell univer sity when seen in regard to the typhoid fever situation said, "The, number of new cases among students has mark edly declined during the last few days." Municipal Elections In. Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18.-Munlc-Ipal elections were held in all town ships, boroughs and cities in Pennsyl vania yesterday. Owing to the snow storm the vote polled was not as heavy 'as was expected, except in a few local places where there were sharp con tests. In Philadelphia the election passed off extremely quiet; John Wea ver (Rep.), the present district attor ney, was elected mayor by the usual large Republican majority over Fran cis Fisher Kane, the Democratic nomi nee. Change in Oregon Senatorial Vote. SALEM, Ore., Feb. 18. The vote for United States senator brought many changes. Seven of the Multno mah delegation voted for Geer, and Paulson of Clackamas changed from Fulton to Geer. The ballot was: Ful- ; ton, 33; Geer. sr. TV'nod. i.v scattering, 12i. abs About Hall of The House Mom ' bers Not at Session. Only a Small Amount of Business Was Handled-New Haven Couuty Hearing on Constitutional Amend mentsFred Tutcle Nominated for Judge of Ilamden Oourt, Hartford, Feb 18. -The storm kept over one-half the members at home to day, but both houses held short ses sions, receiving a few reports, and ad journed at 12 o'clock until 11:30 to morrow morning. The senate committee on appropria! tlons presented a substitute bill on ap propriations for the expenses of the C. N.. G.! during the Watrebury strike. The substitute provides for an appro priation of $15,000 in full compensation for the pay, transportation and sub sistence of the C. N. G. and for other expenses incurred by reason of neces sary duties performed in Waterbury by order of the commandw in chief. The report was tabled for calendar. Hartford, JS"18. The New Haven county hearing On constitutional amendments was held this afternoon. Ex-Mayor Farnswoi-th . and Attorney Matthewsbn of New Haven spoke on the subject ' Hartford, Feb 18. A caucus of the New Haven county delegates was held to-day and Fired E. Tuttle was nomin ated for judge of the court of Ham den. There were two other candi dates for the position. Burton AJ Da vis and Rev Charles M.', Clarke. Tuttle received 14 votes, Davis 7 and Clarke 6. This was a renomimatlon for Tut tle. B. Hartley Mann was unani mously renominated for deputy Judge. Panama Company's Offer Accepted. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. The gov ernment has formally accepted the of fer of the Panama Canal company to sell to the United States the ' canal property , and all of the company's rights therein for $40,000,000, subject only to the ratification of the pending treaty with the republic of Colombia. The effect of this acceptance will be to extend the life of the option held by the government beyond March 4 next and until the treaty now , befpre the senate has been ratified by both coun tries in interest ...,..A Great Wireless Station. NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 18. The gov ernment will shortly erect the greatest wireless telegraph station in the world at ; Capev Henry. , The Marconi system will not be used, but Commander Clin ton Custls of the Norfolk navy yard says messages will be sent across the ocean. The, principal use of the sta tion will be to communicate with war vessels at sea, Tampa,' Key West and Dry Tortugas and northern navy yards. The poles will be 200 feet high. Knew the Bible by Heart. ' SARATOGA, N. Y., Feb. 18. Thoma B. Canty, who was serving his third term as a member of the village board of trustees, is dead here. He was born, in New York city in 1864, but had made this village his home for several years. When a boy he began the study of the Bible, which he gradually com mitted to memory until he had ac quired the whole of it and at a mo ment's notice could repeat verbatim any chapter. Natural Gas Falls. . SPRINGFIELD, O., Feb, 18. Day ton, Urbana, Sidney, Piqua and Troy are all without natural gas. It is fig ured that 10,000 persons dependent up on this fuel for heat are almost frozen out. It is reported that members of many families are In bed just to keep warm, In Springfield, which is nearest to the source of the supply, the field at Sugar Grove, near Lancaster, O., the gas Tuesday forenoon showed a pres sure of less than one ounce on the sup ply pipes. '., v Mlssine Mall Ponch Found. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 18. The missing mail pouch containing money, checks and drafts aggregating in value $50,000 which has caused the post offlce department so much concern has been found and is now safe in the office of the superintendent of mails here. The missing pouch arrived hero yesterday from Cincinnati. How it reached Cincinnati is a question yet to be settled. :-""'. Wyoming; Land Withdrawn. CHEYENNE, f yo., Feb. 18. The Cheyenne land office has received in structions from the general land office to withdraw from entry, except under the" irrigation act, a strip of land in northern Laramie county varying In width from twelve to thirty miles and extending entirely across the county from east to west. This tract com prises 750,000 acres. Four Nearroes Hanred. JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 18. Four ne groes convicted of murder were hanged In Mississippi today. Alexander Smith was executed at Poplarville. Thomas Swer at Raleigh, Emanuel Walker at Indlanola and Joseph Campbell at Ya zoo City. Governor Longino finally re fused to interfere in any of the four' cases. . . , New Mayor For San Juan. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Feb. 18. Governor Hunt has appointed Ramon Latimer mayor of San Juan, vice Egoz cue, who was removed by the govern or. Latimer is American born , and came .to Porto Rico in early manhood. He is now fifty years of age and a member of the clty.cguuctl Twenty Prisoners Put to Plea This Morning;. THE C0UHT ROOM WAS PACKED Cases Against Men Charged With In terfering With Trolleys Created Most Interest That of Michael Broen Was the First Called Several of the Pris oners Charged with Various Offenses Plead Guilty. The superior court, criminal side, opened to-day, with Judge. Elmer on the bench. Court opened at 10 o'clock and prayer was offered by the Rev Father Slocum. It was the first time in the history of the local court that 'a Catholic clergyman appeared in an offi cial ; capacity, and for the first time also, the seating accommodations of the room, though it Is among the largest in the state, were far from suf ficient. And yet only members of the bar and those directly concerned in the matters on the docket wer allowed in the room. , Sheriff Rigney stood guard at the entrance and barred ail who Wjere drawn thither by curiosity. Even then the majority of the attorneys, Jurors and scores of witnesses had to stand. This is a feature hitherto not allowed during proceedings of the su perior, court. :"" - " r'"- " - There were twenty cases on the docket. The prisoners put to plea an swered as follows: Patrick Dwyer, in? decent assault, guilty; Joseph Dolan, theft of typewriter, guilty; Daniel O'Connor of Naugatuck, rape, guilty; Michael Breen, breach f the peace in stoning a trolley car, not guilty; Wil liam Seery, displacing a trolley switch, not guilty; Timothy Ryan, burglary, James Reynolds, burglary, not guilty. This completed the jail list and a short recess wa s taken to allow counsel to confer with the prisoners The other cases were: Joseph Petkus, adultery; Joseph Oavanaugh. theft from person; Lucy Kamatus, adultery; Vincent Siva, attempted bribery; James Shearon, se duction. The following were charged with breach of the peace: George Wildman, Edward Moesche, Philbert Fontaine, Dennis Sweeney, Michael Fischer, Joseph Varnasse aad Peter Bergin. These cases sprung from the trolley strike and each Is charged pn three counts, breach of the- peace, throwing stones at a car, and throwing stones through a car window. After recess the , Jury - was - em pannelled and the case against Michael Breen was put on. Breen-was defend ed by Attorney Cassldy. He was charged on three count' of attacking a trolley car on the evc.ng of Febru ary 2. '-v;:,i:.V,vv,ry,.iK,;,,;,: Detective Cahey was the first wit ness called by the state. V His evidence was to the . effect that on the date of the accusation he was on duty, on South Main street about 12:15 o'clock a. m. Near Jefferson street he saw two-trolley cars passing and at the same time the accused stepped out of the shadow of Jefferson street, raised his right hand and immediately a crash of glass in a window of one ' of the cars f oh lowed. Witness ran toward him and accused ran , up the street Witness shouted "Catch him," and accused col lided with : two men. His hat fell off and he ran into Officer Hlckey, who slipped and fell. HIckey Joined in the pursuit and Officer Dowllng also. Ac:' cused got out of sightvfor a while, run ning up Scovlli street When witness saw accused next he was in the cus tody of Dowllng and Hickey. Officer Geraghty picked up the hat and it was returned to accused In the police sta tion. : -,.;...vv:Vv. : .:'' : -j ", At, the request of Attorney Cassldy witness drew a map of the scene of the attack, showing where the cars were at that time; Jefferson, Scovill, Union and Grand streets.1 There were no passengers on the car In which the glass was broken. According to the last count in the complaint there were passengers in it The above was re peated by Officers Hickey and Dowllng Hickey testified in the city cou-t to striking accused with his club because he resisted arrest He also said he was drunk. Dowllng testified that he did not lose sight of Breen from the time, he heard Sergeant Cahey shout until he himself arrested him ' According to Officer Dowllng there were about ten persons on the sidewalk between J eff erson and Scovill streets Officer Geraghty testified -t the street was in an uproar and a good many of the windows In the oar were broken. This closed the prosecution and Breen was put on the stand. He testified that he was on South Main street at the place and date in question. He saw a man throw something at the car and seeing Sergeant Cahey on the op posite side of thd street. The ser geant cried out "Catch him" and he deemed It prudent to get out of harm's way. He ran. He lived near by, but believed that It would not be safe to .remain, ar4 besides that, having heard that the sergeant "Vvas after him, he started to run. In the city court next day he was tried for intoxication, resistance and stoning at car." On the first two he was sentenced to GO days in Jail and bound over on the thtrd. Last June he came to town after serving 1 three years in the Philippines, i Attorney Cassldy asked him what battles he was in, but the state objected and the ' question i-was Tuled out. His army discharge was entered as evidence. Under cross-examination he testified he did not run until he saw the officer making toward hini, but Jhe principal reason of his running was because he knew the officers were "after" hinv be cause he was advised by them to leave town or they would make trouble for him. . Sorno five years ago he'had had n run-in with Sergeant Cahey. , This closed tho case. Before be ginning the argument Attorney Kel logg vnnuijfftcl .-that he nolle the third count which alleged there were passengers on the car. A' bench warrant was issued by" Judge Dlmer for Clark, Hartford and Doyle, who have . been awaiting f r some days for trial In the city court on the charge of breaking Into M. J. Daly's shop, on Bank street This brings the cases into tCTs court with out trial In the lower court WHO OWNS THIS BILL? It Would Tax Municipal Property Not In Same County as City. City Clerk Ryan received noHce this afternoon that an important hearing will be held in Hartford to-morrow be fore the Judiciary committed. It is on the question of a bill to amend ths ceneral statutes. If th wir njisecs Branch reservoir or on auy other prop erty it owns outside New Haven coun ty. THE MONTAGUE FARM. Considerable Significance ,In Its .jnv to the Railroad Company. New Haven, Feb 18. A spec :c ' . the Register from Hartford s.j.vf sale of the Montague farm . i:i Gran'by yesterday to the Conn Western railroad baa a deeper v cance than the settlement f tii test "between the Connecticut W and the N. Y., N. IL & II. vu.i The Register says that accordi the very highest and most rellab.. au thority the confirmation of the salts i only the preliminary step to the even tual absorption by- the Consolidated road of the Connecticut Western1 com pany. Continuing, the Register says that around the lobby InTne.capitol to day weje railroad attorneys and that the most persistent rumor prevailed that the N. Y., N. H. & U. railroad would become a part of the Pennsyl vania system before 1004. A gentle man in a position to know tho insida facts is quoted as saying that not withstanding aU the denials that have been made- the Pennsylvania would own the Connecticut Western and the N.'X.N. H. & II. rallroud after those companies had been consolidated and in a comparatively short trifle at that CABLEGRAM FROM RUSSELL. Washington, Feb 18. The following cablegram was received by the state department to-day "from Mr Russell, who Is in charge of Caracas during the absence of Mr Bo wen. The minister of foreign affairs at . Venezuela had de creed a ,30 per cent Increase on the duties on all imports as a war meas ure This action practically amounts to placing the indemnity which Yca- tvznoln la tn natr tho nrtwpra nnnn tho shoulders - of the foreign merchants, who control all of the Venezuelan im port, trade. The increase mentioned, 30 per cent,, is the same figure as tlio percentage of custom dues at La Guai ra and Puerto Cabello to be assigned to the claimant nations. SULLIVAN BOUND OVER. Naugatuck, Feb 18. In the borpugh court this morning Michael Sullivan. 24 years of age, was bound over to the next term of the superior court under bonds of $,0100 by Judge Hungerl'oiM for the alleged tsealing of a horse and carriage. " Sullivan and Charles Carry were charged witn the offense, but Deputy Sheriff Sweeney, who arrested Sullivan, wa sunable to catch Cart v. Sullivan was unable to furnish tha bonds and" was taken to Jail. School Closef. by Scarlet Fever, NAUGATUCK, Conn., Feb. 18.-On account of the prevalence of scarlet fever all the schools in this town ex cept the high school and a few small schools in the outlying districts will be closed for one month.. There are thirty cases of the disease here at present Winnipeg; Carpet Store Burned. WINNIPEG, Man, Feb. 18.-A. P. Banfleld's carpet store has been de stroyed by fire.. The loss is about $160,000: insurance, $110.000. city jvewsT You get the 75c Mother's Friend shirt waists at U..S, & Co's opening sale : all new goods fresh from the factory; your pick for SOc. Mrs Sarah Jane Wilcox, aged 01 years, died last night the home of her nephew, 10 Chapel street. , The re mains will be taken to Natick Friday for burial. ' , At a meeting of the Carpenters1' union last night it was voted not to hold a mass meeting to protest against Senator Tracy's bill in regard to the incorporation of labor unions. Many carpenters, thought that inasmuch as Senator Tracy was a master builder, it would be most appropriate for the carpenters to be the first union to take any action on the matter and; It was suggested that a mass meeting' should be held at which prominent labor lead ers would speak of the senator's bill. Last night the ,; secretary ; announced that this idea had been abandoned and that it. wonuld be better for the Cen tral Labor body to start any action which may: be taken. , The strikers have now returned to the company everything in their pos session belonging to it, and now tuey feel that it is not too soon for them tu look after what the company has be longing to them. When they went out they left rubber coats, boots, uniforms and various other articles of more or less valuein their lockers at the ca r barns, v They claim that ' the lockers have been broken open and all or near ly all the articles carried away. Of ocurse they .win, look to the company to make- good their losses.'vj,They. will first ask that the things be returned, and, while they are of th opinion that, no trouble will ensue, they are prepared for anything that may turn up. Every . man had something there and many of them had considerable, so that unless they can be found It will take a neat, penny to replace them. But the com pany wmiiln't ndml.n. little 'thing I!!; that. . ,