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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. . ,

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