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WATERBURY, CONN. SATURDAY; FEBRUARY 21, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS, TROUBLES FOR TROLLEY COMPANY MULTIPLY: YALE STUDENTS ON THE RAMPAGE. VOL. XVI, NO. 66 I III COLLEGE I Linemen Are Still Out And Trimmers Ask For More Pay-Ray Piatt Has Left Waterbury Treasurer of International Electric Workers Here To-Day Xar Driver Insults a Woman Strikers Issue Their Forty- Second Statement To-Day. Interest In the strike situation ap-; pears , to be on the Increase. It loked that -way last night at a meeting of the Electrical Workers' ; union whoeh ,was the largest and most enthusiastic session ever held by that body. The trimmers employed by the trolley com pany, all of whom belong to the union, decided to ask for an Increase in wages from $1.50 per day to $1.75 a day for workmen and $2.35 for overseers. The application was presented to Superin tendent Neth this morning, with a re quest that the prices, if agreed to go Into eflect after 6 o'clock this evening. Mr Neth informed the men that he wotild give them an answer to-morrow. The men are at work tb-day so that whether the company comes to an un derstanding with them or not the .lights will be all right for to-night. Ray E. Piatt of Bridgeport, who was brought here to boss the linemen, has shook the dust snow might be more appropriateoff his feet and returned bag and baggage to the Park City. He registered at the Exchange hotel last Thursday and remained there until yesterday when he picked up his traps and got out. . Some say he. "flew the cop" of his own volition, while others claim that he got the "grand bounce." But Mr Piatt is gone, anyway,-and as the linemen who quit yesterday had no other grievance other than that they didn't care to be bossed by Mr Piatt, there appears to be no reason why Mr Neth and the men cannot get to gether npw. The men will return to work if the superintendent , wants to have them, but unless they should be called in soon they will gOto wor.k elsewhere. One of them told a Demo crat reporter that they had no fault to find regarding wages or treatment, but that the placing of i Piatt over them was like shaking, a red flag before a bull, and they never would have con sented, to work with 'him. In, answer to a question as to whether or not they would go back now seeing that Piatt Is out of the way, he replied that he saw no reason why they should ' not, but Inasmuch as they were discharged it was up to the superintendent to say should they do any, more work there or not. He told them yesterday that If they refused to work with Piatt he had nothing more for them to do.1 T. J. - Sheehan of New Britain, grand treasurer of the International Electric Workers' union, was in town to-day and spoke at the strikers' meet ine this morning. In conversation with a Democrat reporter Mr Sheehan said that he had been called here two or three times before on this question and on each occasion cautioned moder , ation on the part of the linemen. "Our position was stated very nicely In lue democrat yesterday," said Mr rneenan. "v e are not Ioklng for trou ble, but it loks a3 if the company wants to araw us into it, We allowed the men to do some things since the strike started not exactly in accordance with our rules and regulations for the sake of avoiding calling them out and also Twin a view to letting things wmuu ; as iney were in - the nope mat a settlement, might u reacaea as soon as possible. But it looks now as if the company did not desire peace, for they brought this non-union man here and put him over men wnom they knew would not work under him, He was excelled from the union -and up to the time be came nere was a spotter for the company in Bridgeport" If it be true that this man baa left town I see no reason why the linemen should not go in if thev want to and the company is willing to have them, but that is not material to us. The linemen can go to work else where Monday. .. They are splendid workmen and the demand for them is far in excess of the supply. The trim mers. and inspectors have asked for .en increase In. wages and if it should not be granted they will go out. These men have a grievance. In other places trimmers get $2.50 a day for the same amount of work they have been doing here for $1.50 and $1.75. In addition to this they receive $1 a week as pre mium for the' character of their work. j ais is a great encouragement to them and as a result the electric lights give good satisfaction, it being a rare thing to hear of one of them being out or order. They give them no such encouragement here. Mr. Sheehan said that there was no aesire on the part of the electrlca: workers to precipitate a general strike . but that In case such a thing should be -forced upon them they were In a position to take care of themselves The union is the strongest body of or ganized labor in this country and Can- ada, and numbers among its members almost every practical man In thebus Iness, so that It is out of the question to get competent hands outside it. Everything was quiet along the dif ferent lines last night, there being no fltoce throwing or disorder of any sort. Nothing unusual occurred to-day, bu for a few moments It looked as Iff there might be trouble at the junction - of South Main and Grand streets when the conductor on one of the cars rush . d over; the crossing without ringing his bell and shouting lustily to pedes trians to get out of the way. People stood and stared at the man on the car, but he passed on at such speed nobody had a chance to say anything. Such conduct ,as this is very apt to create trouble and the management should endeavor to guard against It. The executive committee of the strik ers to-day issued the following state i ment: .- '-.', -v: To-day, the 42nd day of our strike, I finds several new developments. It i also finds our men standing, solidly to-. ' setter and at this morning's meeting the enthusiasm never ran so high be fore., u ; The trolley company now has anoth er, problem on Its hands. This time 13 with the linemen. ? Yesterday morning the company imported a non union man named Piatt and put him to take charge of the emergency wagon. As soon as tne men discov ered who the stranger was they quit n a body. That this Individual has been playing 'the part of the spy for the company the men have suspected for some time past Piatt formerly worked here as, a niotonnan and was discharged twice for incompetency and violation of the rules. Afterwards the company hired him as a ground- man and later he worked as a. line man. After one of the men employed by the company was killed by a fall from a pole ' on Washington avenue, latt became scared and left to go In to the insurance business. Since then he has worked In Norwalk and Bridge port and has not proven to be a success n either place. In Bridgeport he took care of the trolley company's pri vate telephone lines, as the linemen down there refused to work with him', believing him to be a spy. "v He came twre yesterday, morning, but at this writing we understand he has shaken the snow of Waterbury off his feet a a Frank Miller. , We are reliably Informed that the trimmers and lamp inspectors have made a demand upon the company for an increase in wages. Like ourselves, they feel they have been under the ash for some time and have decided to look for their rights. They wish to be "Baptized with the spirit of free dom and to "Partake reeularl.v of 'the redeeming diet of justice." If the trimmers and lamp inspectors go out, Waterbury will bo in the position we understand through conundrums that Moses once was in. We also understand from worthy In formation that several hundred fami- les are contemplating having the elec tric lights taken out of their homes, This Is no wild dream, either, as will be seen later, from all accounts, Our 'bus lines are doing well, thanks to the generous public A number of extra 'buses will leave -h Tot. rt.m.rrt. ovnin n' 7 o'clock for .Naugatuck o accommodate those who desire to attend the, sacred (nniArt h tiM therA fAr ho hno- fit of the stage hands of the Gem opera. house The latter are formlna: a union and the local strikers wish to secure a large crowd to attend from here, in ap preciation of the generous patronage received from Naugatuck people at the concert in Poll's last Sunday. There was a big sensation on. the Watervllle line to-day, when a car got from under control and rushed along at top sped. - Among the passengers on board were a lady and a gentleman, and to say they were scared would be putting it mildly. The man Jumped on ana tooje. a-tumwe in the beautiful snow, but the lady stuck to her Dost. A car coming in the opposite direction made things look more serious, but for tunately one reached a switch on time to avoid a collision. Some one started a rumor to-day to the effect that the strikers were weak ening and had intimated that they were willing to work on any terms. A reporter asked some off the men about it but they looked upon it as a Joke, or possibly the work of somebody who might wish to see such a thine barmen. They saH. that they never were firmer tnan tney are to-day and that if the striae does not end until they ask to go back unconditionally it is here to stay. A prominent attorney was asked to day If a dealer is obliged to wait upon anybody who calls at his place of busi ness whether he wants to or not! He saia that, public carriers and nubile and quasi-public places are obliged to use an aiuce, put that no such obliga tion rested upon the ordinary business man. He said that perhaDs if a barber should refuse to shave a man because he was a scab or, a clothier would not sen mm anytning for the same reason. there might be ground for action on a charge of conspiracy, but dealers can refuse to wait upon neople if they want to wnnout giving them any explana tion, A woman was grievously insulted this morning about 9:50 o'clock by the conductor on car No 22 at Clay streett The car had stopped at the point named ana the woman was passing at the time. The conductor passed very of fensive remarks on the woman, loud enough to be heard by anyone passing by. The few who witnessed the scene felt outraged and feel that the man should be gven his Just desserts. He did everything that makes such con duct a breach of the peace. His re marks were insulting and they hurt the woman, while his conduct was out rageously offensive to all women. No one but a scamp of the lowest kind would have made such remarks. The woman, who was powerless to resent the jeers of the fellow, said she lived at 437 South Main street, and would be willing and ready to give all in- J formation about the occumKe. Fire In an Indiana Town, LOOGOOTEE, Ind., Feb. 21. A fl started here from an overheated gas stove in the three atory brick block oc cupied by the hardware firm of M. J, Carnahan & Co., causing a loss of $70,- 000. Several business firms were burned. out in addition to the central office of the local telephone company. The in surance vill not cover one-third of the Corner Stone Laid With Military And Masonic Ceremonies. President Roosevelt Wa3 One of the Principal Speakers A. Large Assem blage of State Officials and Others Were Present Washington, Feb 21. In the presence of an assemblage of distinguished per sons, including President Roosevelt, members of the cabinet and of , con gress, justices of the supreme court, representatives of foreign powers and others.' the cornerstone of the army war college was laid here to-day with Impressive military and Masonic cere monies. . - , The occasion was rendered especially notable and interesting by addresses delivered by President Roosevelt Sec retary of War Root and Major-General B. M. Young, president of the war college. The site selected for the new building is' on the reservation of the Washington barracks. To-day'a cere monies marked the beginning of a project which has been fostered by the president, Secretary Root and others Interested in the advancement and thorough training of the United State! army. While the foundation of the new structure, which is to be practical ly unique, has been only just begun, the plans contemplated by the war de partment and by congress include the construction of an entirely new set of buildings on the arsenal grounds. Among other structures, there will be a ; hospital, barracks, officers quarters and an administration build ing, all to be handsome and of the most approved architectural design. The army war college grounds have been selected as the site of the statu of Frederick the Great, which Emperor William proposes to present to the people of the United States. A pictur esque feature of the ceremonies to-day was the participation of the military About 1,000 troops, representing the various branches of the military ser vice, took part In the exercises. . They were drawn from the several army posts in Washington and vicinity and were in command of Major W. M. Black of the corps of engineers. Pres ident Roosevelt, accompanied by his military aide, Colonel Bingham, left the White House In a carriage at 11 o'clock. tie was escorted to the war college grounds by Troop E of the Third cav alry. In other carriages members of the cabinet accompanied the president. Two non-commissioned officers, both f killed horsemen, rode, on each side of the president's carriage to control the Lor8!!,ln c8e e7 were 'ripened by W nnng oi samtes or otherwise, ana wo Plates Vere detailed to eaeliof wws as a precaution. isuiii. acciuenis. as me president Party entered the grounds the pres- -a a tuu w me wp gi vue flagstaff and a section of the Fourth battery, light artillery, fired the presi dent's salute.: The assembled troops paia the president - the honors pre scribed by, the regulations. Grand Master George H. Walker of the District of Columbia Grand lodge of Masons, and ; other officers of the Grand lodge in carriages, were escorted to the toot college grounds by the Sec ond cavalry band. The ceremonies Incident to the laying or tne cornerstone were , Impressive. The invocation was pronounced by the Right Rev Henry Y. Satterlee. bishop of Washington, the assemblage stand ing uncovered during the prayer. After music by the band, President Roose velt was introduced by General G; L. Gillespie, chief of enineers, U. S.army. The president was giwa. a cordial ova tion. ;-,..- .v..-. Grand Master Walker, assisted by the other officers of the Grand lodge of Masons of the District of Columbia, laid the cornerstone of the new build. irig In accordance with the ritual of the Masonic fraternity. Bishop Satterlee pronounced the benediction. Death of Oeneraf Doollttle. TOLEDO, O., Feb. 21. Major Gen eral Charles C. Doollttle is dead at his home here, death ensuing as the result of a complication of diseases, especial ly heart trouble superinduced by In flammatory rheumatism , contracted during the civil war. He is survived by a widow and five children, two of whom are professors in ; the r Oberlin Conservatory of Music and another a missionary in Syria. The deceased en listed with the Fourth Michigan volun teers at the outbreak of the war and rose to the rank of brigadier general, commanding a brigade at Nashville. At the close of the war he was regularly brevetted major general. ' Ninth Victim of Newark Dlaarter. NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 21. The ninth victim has been "added to the list of lives lost In the disaster of Thursday morning, when a trolley car crowded with high school pupils slipped down the" grade on Clifton avenue and out on the tracks of the Delaware, Lackawan na and Western railroad, where, run ning Into an express train, it was dashed to pieces. This latest death was that of Jennie Estelle McClelland, six teen years old, who had received con cussion of the brain and other injuries. It is expected that no other deaths will result., v -''. I :- v' .' ' -'' . Girl Stricken With Blindness. r NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Annie Collins, fourteen years old, a pupil in the high school in Flushing, was .suddenly stricken blind while sitting "at her desk. The girl was apparently reading a book when she suddenly dropped her head on her desk. She remained In that po sition for some moments and when askjed what was the matter replied withnt raising her head, "Oh, I can-, not see." A physician stated after mak ing an ex&uiinfctlon that he could not tell whether tfce girl would be perma nently blind k not. l;Ier affliction is '.believed "o Ne tf 'iit dOu'&'i' "or. A Number ol Men at Blake & Johnson's Go Out Dissatisfied Over Several Matters The Request to Work Overtime Without Extra Pay Brought Affairs to a Head Yesterday. . , ' Waterbury has another strike in Its midst About twenty machinists em ployed at Blake & Johnson's machine shop on North Elm street, dissatisfied with the manner in which affairs have beeri conducted there during the past few months, quit work shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and ' are still out on strike. The trouble, which has been brewing for some time, was caused so the help claimed, by one Mr Staddmiller, the superintendent. Mr Staddmliler, who has worked , in New Haven, Bridgeport, Meriden and other places, succeeded John B. Riggs as su perintendent about six months ago. He at once started to hire, in cheap help, unskilled mechanics, and break them into the work. At the same time,, he. commenced to weed out gradually tne high t priced, skilled mechanics who were earning $3 and $3.50 a day. Al though the help did not like this, they continued to work; they desired peace. But matters went from bad to worse. The machinists at Blake & Johnson's, as Well as those In other machine shops, enjoy a nine hour day. The superin tendent wished them to work an etxra hour or until 0 o'clock. Of course the men would have preferred to work un til 7 or 8 o'clock rather than until the old closing hour, 6 o'clock, For extra work machinists are supposed to be paid at the rate of an hour and a quar ter for an hour's work. ; But the new superintendent wouldn't pay them such. He would pay them for an hour only. This happened a few weeks ago and caused more trouble. The men complained, but their complaints were not heeded. Last Wednesday they de cided to make a written protest to the head officials of the company, at the same time asking that they be paid for time and a quarter for extra work. The petition, which was signed by all the employes of the factory on North Elm street, was presented to the company's officials and the first Intimation . that the men had that the petition was re eel ved was the discharge on Thursday of the men who were the leaders in circulating the petition. Thls was the last . straw. The men couldn't stand the arblrtray methods any longer and after much deliberation they decided yesterday afternoon to iv strike. ; Only four or five men remained at work,' it is said. : ' -'U.-'t:',v:' , ' A Democrat reporter bad a talk with the treasurer of the Blake & Johnson Co this afternoon. In reply to a ques tion he stated that the company had no differences with its help, that some of the men had left the company s em ploy, which they had a perfect right to do. He did not know why they quit, 1 DEADLOCK BRlll The Republicans Finally Elect a , Senator For Oregon. It Was JLfter Midnight When Charles W. Fulton Was Declared Elected ; The Scene Was One of the Wildest and Men Cheered and Threw Up . Their Hats. :V.Va v) i'.J : Salem, Ore, Feb 21. At 12:20 o'clock this morning, on the 43rd ballot Charles W. Fulton, republican, of As toria, was elected United States sena tor, he having received 46 votes. All through the evening, beginning at 8 o'clock, the two houses took ballot at ter ballot with few changes until 11 o'clock, when the name of Harvey W. Scott was presented, The Multnomah delegation supported him solidly and In addition he drew eight votes from Geer. The last ballot, began at 10 minutes before midnight and when the. result was announced, a scene of wild enthusl asm followed. Men hugged each other, threw up their hats and shouted them selves hoarse. It was several minutes before order could be restored. : Then President Brownell, in a few words, In troduced Senator Fulton, who thanked the members of the legislature for the honor that had been conferred upon him and pledged that he would -rep re sent no patrlcular section of Oregon. but would, give his best efforts to the upbuilding o f every section , of the state.-, -. . . ,( ..; After the joint convention ad journed an informal reception was held, where hundreds of people ehook hands with Senator Fulton and congratulated hlm'upon his success. i Klnety Turks KlUed. LONDON, Feb. 21. According to a dispatch from Sofia published in this morning's Morning Leader, desperate fighting has occurred between a small band of revolutionaries and 800 Turks In a defile close to the village of Berik, near Kastorla, Albania. The Turks had ninety killed. The insurgents lost heav ily, but succeeded in gaining the moun tains. ;.r - : '" . "-' . . Three Children Burned to Death. TJHRICHSVILLE. O., Feb. 21. Three children of Mr. and ' Mrs. A. J. Ranson of near Scio were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home. Tlje children, all boys, twins aged three years and one 'aged two, had been left alone by the mother, who was at a neighbor's. Maine'! pldet Woman Dead. BATH, Me., Feb. 21.-Mrs. Helen C. Nagle, who had the distinction of being the oldest woman in Maine, is dead, aged 100. She was born in County Clare, Ireland, and had lived here I elgbTMua Snow Storm Interfered With Business The Past Week. Setting a Price fo Constitutional Del egates One of the Priuclpal Works of the WeekMany Important Hear ings Postponed Owing to the Very Stormy Weather. - Hartford, Feb 21. The snow storm this week interfered greatly with the course of legislative business, but com paratively few members who live away from the easiest transportation to the capital being able to attend the sessions.; As a result there "were few er reports' from committees than for some time, and the committee hearings were poorly attended. Of, the few measures which came up for action this week several were important, among them the final action on the pay of the delegates to the constitutional con vention, the proposed trolley road from Naugatuck to Seymour, the pay ment of the cost of the Waterbury strike, and the payment of James H. McElroy - as ' collector of taxe3 ' " in Bridgeport, the last a long disputed Case.' ': '. ' ' ':;:'v : l'-r'::. In concurrence with the house the senate this week! set the pay of the constitutional convention delegates at $300, there being only a slight move ment in favor -of Increasing the figure to $500, Senator Fuessenich alone anru- ing for the Increase. ( The Naugatuck- Seymour trolley road was the first fa vorable report of moment from the railroad committee, and makes possl- Die tne nuiiaing . over of the , gap in trouey communication which now ex ists between Waterbury and Bridge port. . ' The Waterbury strike payment came up m the senate on a report of the committee on appropriations In favor of an appropriation of $10,000 to cover' the cost of the militia's stay in waterDury, and was Bent to the house for joint action. I The.McElroy collec- torshlp payment in Bridgeport came at the end of a prolonged court fight , In that city over the seating of the tax collector,- and i. the ' resolution paying James H. McElroy for his services as temporary collector was presented by Chairman Banks of the judiciary com mittee, who had conducted the case of his democratic opponent before the courts, a statement that brought cheers from the democratic side. An announcement by Mr Banks on Thurs day was to the effect that for several weeks to come the ; house would not open until 11:30 a. m.r though later on 10:30 sessions would be commenced. Owing to the bad weather the im portant hearings on representation re- rorm Deiore tne nouse committee on constitutional amendments, scheduled for this week, brought but only a few appearances. Hartford held the floor Tuesday, New: Haven. Wednesday and isew "London Thursday afternoons, This coming week Fairfield county, will be heard on ; Tuesday, afternoon at 2 o'clock in the hall of the house, Wind ham and .Litchfield counties on Wed nesday, and Tolland and Middlesex counties Thursday, At these hearings oth$r speakers than those from the counties mentioned will be heard if they appear, the arrangement being to systematize appearances simply. The joint committee on congressional and senatorial districts held two meet ings last week to receive, suggestions as to the redistricting of the state,' and this coming week will hear speakers from the following counties on i the ,axternootos ,' mentioned: tiartrora, Wednesday, February 25; New Haven, Thursday, February 26; Windham, New London and i; Middlesex, Thurs day, February 27, the remaining coun ties coming in later weeks. , Thus far the majority of the speak ers before the house committee on con stitutlonal amendments have favored some reform In the present system of representation, the tide in favor of the so-called Chatfield plan, which gives each town one representative and adds one, for each senatorial district to be decided upon, has been ... setting in strongly. A few apparently have been In favor of the so-called "sliding scale' metnoa, wniie there have been several speakers who favor no chance in the present . arangement. On, Thursday xne Jtrarmers- association In the leuls lature held a meeting at which it was decided to favor no chance in the svs tem of representation now , hi vocue. showing that there will be concerted effort made by the opponents of any change against any proposed reappor tionment of representations.- THE MASONIC HOME. Wallingford, Feb 21. The board of managers Of the Masonic home to-day made the following appointments: Su perintendent, John O. Rowland; vice president, II. O. Warner of New' Mil ford ; executive committee, Luke A. Lockwood of Riverside, F. A. Stevens, Bridgeport, II. O. Warner, New Mil ford; finance committee, M. W. Graves Hartford,. W. B. Hall, Wallingford, A. C. Wheeler, Norwalk; committee on admission and discharge, J. H.'JBarlow, Hartford, B. R. Ailing,- New Haven, Dr W. F. Baldwin, New Haven, Luke A. Lockwood, Riverside, L. W. Wood ford, Naugatuck. DR DUNCAN NOT GUILTY. Pittsburg, Feb 21. Dr. Ellis Duncan of Louisville, Ky, was found not guilty of the charge of having shot Bruce Head with felonious Intent. The Jury rendered a sealed verdict last night, after having been out four hours. This morning It was read by Judge Frasler. Dr Duncan was at once discharged from custody. ANOTHER HOTEL FIRE. Tlttsburg, Feb 21.-anipbell's hotel, at Midway,' Pa, Is burning. A number i of Italians are reported to have been VaAKloiiaJX tojured. AGAINST STRIKES. Claims to Be Inserted in New Agree- , i , . ments at Chicago. Chicago, Feb 21. Clauses prohibit ing the symp'athetlc strike will be a feature of this year's agreements be tween the various, contractors coun cils and the building trades unions, and as a result apparently the sympa thetic strike in ; the building lines in Chicago is .. dead. This was assured when the architectural iron workers' union and ;. bricklayers and masons' union yesterday signed agreements wHth the employers' association, in which it was agreed that neither party will tolerate or recognize any rights of any other association, union, council or body off men, not, directly interest ed in the c controversy and that they will use all lawful means to compel their members to comply" with the ar bitration agreement and working rules as jointly agreed upon and adopted. The agreement " will go into effect April 1 for three years. All other trades in the building lines are expect ed to make similar agreements barring the sympathetic strike. , ' New York' Growth.' , v t , ; , NEW YORK, Feb. 21. The depart ment, of health in a report just made estimates the population of ; Greater New York at 3,782,008. The ; United States census for 1000 gives the popu lation of the city as 3,437,202, The ap parent Increase In two and a half years is 205,701. ' .1 r t CITY NEWS. ii- - i . i - - . ' Prices cut in two at Sheehan's to night ' Mrs Thomas Weston died this after noon at her home, 626 Baldwin street, i There ''will be a meeting of the Co operative Coal - Co - this evening in Hellmann's hall; . 1 . , 2 - 1 , V " The Rev Father Fitzgerald will con tinue his series of sermons at the Sa cred Heart church to-morrow evening at 7:30. . The changes in heating and lighting Dr Lodge's office having been r com pleted, he will be doing business at his old stand, 337 East 1 Main street, to night; .v The funeral of the late Sarah Morton Merrlman, who died at the family resl dene on West; Main street yesterday, will be held Monday at 2 o'clock. The burial will be private, i Mrs Anna Finning, wife of Frank P. Finning of 25 Brown place, died late list night after a protracted Illness The funeral services will be held at her late residence Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Washington, Conn, for Interment Monday morning To-morrow will be the anniversary of Washington's birthday, but the oh servance of-the holiday will take place Monday. The Branson library, the banking institutions will be closed all day and the offices in the City hall building and the postoffice will suspend operations at noon. Mr3 Katherlne Ecker, aged 77 years, died yesterday afternoon at her resi dence, 16 Green street She leaves one son, Joseph H. Ecker., The funeral will be . held to-morrow afternoon; at 1:30 o'clock, with service at the house by the Rev Mr Phiel and interment in Riverside cemetery. The bearers wll be Charles Kapp,, Charles Lelsenring, Ellas Erk and William Brlckel, Jr. V Miss Lizzie, Osborne, thirty-four years of age,, died at the Waterbury hospital yesterday morning and the re mains were removed to the residence of Patrick , Gilmore, 80 Howard street The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 8:30 from-the Sacred Heart church and the body will be taken to Thomastont in charge of ' Undertaker Bergin for burial. The local teachers consider it rather strange that In other cities the anniver sary of Washington's birthday, which occurs to-mbrrow, will be celebrated on Monday by the closing of schools but In this city the .schools will be in session as usual. -. Lincoln day also was observed in other cities by the closing of schools, but not so in this city. The teachers think that the members of the board of education are real mean Mrs Catherine Lee, wife of Charles Lee of 180 Baldwin street, died this morning. Besides her husband she leaves three daughters Mrs Daniel Mc E voy, Mrs Bernard Sweeney and Mrs John Butler, ana three sons, Thomas, John and Charles. The funeral will take place on Monday . morning at 8:30 from the Immaculate ' Conception church, with interment in the new St Joseph's cemetery. ; V Read the opening chapters of "The Southerners" in this Issue. ' : People on lower South Main street hope that the aldermen will not make the mistake this time with the trolley company that their predecessors did when' they approved plans for that street without compelling them to light it. A Hopevllle mau told a Democrat reporter to-day that the Naugatuck road has been little short of a death trap since the trolley started there. This he claimed could be avoided if the company would Install a few elec tric lights along the way. ne wanted this little' suggestion passed along to the city boards. R N. Blakoslee's big parade', took place this afternoon and turned out to be a greater success than anybody ex pected. 'There were about fifty large sleighs filled, while one could hang on by an army, of -boy and ghis who cheered, jeered and -shouted and ap peared to be having a first class time of it. Mr Blakeslee rode at the head of the procession and never looked hap pier in his life. The Hue of march In cluded all the principal 'streets'-In the city, une youiigsxera ami tneu- ennp - erons. were treated to oranges and other toothsome edibles and these, to gether with the novelty off:', the ride made up a day long to be remembered by all who took part In the affair, and that could not ' have been much loss an 2,000 souls. Washington Birthday Parade Brought Black Eyes. HIGH HATS WERE CRUSHED. Shevlln,' the Football Player, Was a Central Figure and He Planted Some of the Sopha in a Snow Bank Tha Affair Began With Snowball.. But Narowed Do;n to a Hand to nand Scrimmage. New Haven, Feb 2L Tfcs customary, Washington birthday parade of the sophomore class of Yale university was broken tip to-day and ended in a gen eral snowball , scrimmage, in which freshmen and sophomores were the principal contestants, though many of the upper classmen were unable to re sist the'temptation. to take a hand. The sophomores appeared on the campus in a body wearing tall hata of ancient make and carrying heavy canes. As ia precaution against the loss of their headgear by a freshman attack, they nad coros, running from the hats and fastened about their waists. A snow ball thrown Into the midst of the pa- raaers started the trouble. and la a few minutes there was a general fusil lade of snow missiles from members of the ' freshman class. which wera fts vigorously renlied to bv? the paraders. . A rush of the twr classes followed, in . which Shevlln, the freshman football player, was a central figure. He Is sal dto have lifted a sophomore .bodily and de posited him In a snow bank, after which the football hero became tha rallying point for all: his classmen in a hand to ; hand - ecrlmmaffe. ' When the rush was Oyer there were black ened eyes and . other facial disflgie- ments, and the high head pieces of the f6oE"Homore3 suffered serious damage. Thjs ? morning's, clash between tha classes was unexpected and originated spontaneously, the program as decreed by custom , of former years , being to have the Washington's birthday rush an afternoon event In view of this early trouble it was thought this morn ing that the afternoon rush would bu a very spirited . affair. . ' $50,000 DAMAGES ASKED. Attorney O'Neill Has Brought the Rco-ney-Woodworth Suit to New York. Suit for $50,000 cXiaages on be hall: off Mrs Margaret Rooney was entered jesterOay by .Attorney , J o'an O'.Ncill against Frank Woolworth ; and com pany, owners of ten-cent 'stores, no called,"1 all over the country. TSs suit was entered In the court of New York where the defendants live, because of larger damages being awarded thra in cases of this' kind, than are gener ally awarded In this, state. Mrs Roo ney fell down the cellar way , of the defendant's local store when it was in the Lawlor building on the comer of Exchange place ; and Bank street At that time ehe, was engaged in tha kitchen of.the iScovIll house and was going out the back; way of the store and stepped Into the cellar way. Tha superior court awarded "Tier $4,000. At torney, Bradstreet, was her counsel irt that case. An appeal was takeri to the supreme court on' the ground that the alley way In the rear of the stors was not a. public pass , way. The su preme court ordered a new trial. Sub sequent to that decision the! supreme court' in the case of Henry ,Makepeac against the city decWed f that It a not necessary to obtain tho adoptloa by the city boards to make any pat; J 'way a public pass way. , If the way had been used , by the public for any length of time and it came to-be looked upon by the public and In fact was used as a public way it was sufficient for all the purpose sought for In the suit. K. Consequently ."" that ; decision made the alleyway in question a pub lic highway. 1 , ' Mrs Rooney-at first tfcaugbt her In juries were slight and temporary, but she" has since found they are not only permanent but serious. The principal injury she received, was a broken spine. WALKER OUT OF MILITIA. He Is the Man Who Resigned on Ac count of Belonging to Labor Union New Haven, Feb 21. The resigna tion of First Lieutenant Robert L. Walker of Co E, Second regiment, has been accepted by ' Adjutant General Cole, according to an 1 official order re ceived here to-day When Walker ten dered . his .resignation4 several; weeks ago he said the action was taken be cause he was a member off the Car Builders': union and as such could not belong to the militia. It Is stated to day that Lieutenant Walker has since changed his mind regarding" tfie sup posed conflict of his military position and unionism, but that he still desires to be relieved of his military dutlca. He served with his company in Waters bury when the militia were called out for the Waterbury strike. ' ' TWO MORE DEATHS, i Warden Schaffer Sounds a Warning ti ' Naugatuck Tarents. V . . Naugatuck, Feb 21. No new caseJ of scarlet fever were reported' to-da"y. Warden Schaffer to-day Issued a state ment advising all parents not to allotr, their children. -to eather at matinees or Turtles uutu tiie epidemic Is over. Yes- terday afternoon at 5 o'clock Franclsr,, the five year old son of William Kleley of Union City, died ; of the fever, and at; 8 o'clock to-day Thomas, the four year old sou, died. Both were burle this afternoon at 2 o'clock.