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W ATERBURX CONN - THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS, SPECIAL SESSION OF SENATE TO-DAY VOL. XVI, NO. 7(5. 1 (1111 RIGNEYVDREAM. Pretty Sure Some One Tried to Kill Him. , x ' 1 . . 110 i; THE STRIKE IS BRAGGING ALONG. Oath of Office Administered to . New Senators. FLOWERS COVERED THE DESKS President's Message Was Received But Not Read Senator Tillman Denounced Cannon's 'Speech As Indefensible," Indecent and An Out ..rage.,. . , V: .; . , Wa&hmgton March 5. The senate i met at noon to-day in special session called by the president. . It was a. very interesting ' event. The oath of office was administered to twenty-six sena tors, seventeen of whom , were re-elected. 'T!be body was called to order , by President pro tern Frye. The scene was a brilUant one -and the galleries .were filled with Visitors. All the desks and even the chairs of the new sena tors were completely buried under huge floral pieces. V . ' The president sent a message to the senate o the effect that he had called the special session for the purpose of acting on the Cuban reciprocity and the Panama canal treaty matters." The ... message was not, read, however, ," Mr ; Hoar stating that he intended to move for an executive session'. Mr Tillman made some remarks . about Speaker Cannon's speechTof yes ' terday in the house. He denounced it is indefensible indecent and an out rage. , 4 DYING MAN CONFESSED. Strangers Were Drugged and Robbed Nightly, in Chicago. IV Chicago, March. 5. Murder commit ted by a band of thieves who drugged and robbed strangers nightly in West Madison street saloons, and Which has been- concealed . for three years,, has been made known to the police by John Lyons, one of the band. Lyons, who is said to be dying of consumption, says his conscience gave him no rest and that he will find peace only in death. : ' . '; '' - '.-'V' : ' :'; ; ' George Howard, a printer, was the victim, and on'the statements by Lyons charges of murder have been placed against Joseph Moore and James Bray, who are under arrest in St Louis. " So many , were the- robberies that Lyons is said to be unable to recall the times or places, and so accustomed were the inen to dealing out chloral to , their-intended victims that tne danger of fatal results was lost to them until Howard failed to recover' and the pos sibilities of the gallows frightened the robbers from their career. , 1. - Howard was drugged in a saloon in West Madison street on the night of March 23, 1900. After he fell in a ' stupor they carried him to the walk in front of the place, where they robbed him of $17 and fled." He was pickea up by the police and died in the patrol - wagon. . ' - v' ':. ,' '-; - Lyons was serving out a fine In the Bridewell, when ' his failing health quickened his conscience and he made a confession on the strength of which the search for Moore and Bray was commenced. .' .. MILITARY ON GUARD. Standard Mill of Colorado 'Springs Protects Its Workmen, v Colorado, Springs. Col. March 5. The military , is still on guard at -the, mills and there has been no clash with the strikers. The city council and cham-N her of commerce of Colorado City ap pointed a -committee of four to meet "with' General Manager MacNeill of the .United States Reduction Co, where Ihe strike is on. Mr MacNeill refused to recognize the smelter men's union, Btatlng that the strike would have to ' find its own solution. Mr MacNeill li as also refused to meet with repre- ' seufatives of the Western Federation . of Miners. v; : . ' ' ; Under protection of the troops the Standard mill, is working. : Brigadier ' General Chase sent a Gatling. gun sec tion and infantrymen to the Telluride - mill upon the receipt of an affidavit that an attack would 'be made by the strikers in order to oust employes and gain possession of the property. There was no trouble, however, and the mill management say the backbone of the strike is broken. Deputy sheriffs have arrested C. H. McCoy, alleged to rbe one of the ringleaders in the riots MOn- rlo v Aran Ino' ' - . . Cnban Opposition to Treaty. HAVANA, March 5. The report on the reciprocity treaty with the United States was taken up by the sena yesterday afternoon and went over un til Friday after an animated debate occasioned by - efforts kt filibustering by the few opponents 'of the treaty. The merits of the treaty were , not dis cussed. It is evident that the ratifica tion will be voted by an ample major ity. J. Plerpont Morgan and some of his American and Cuban friends occu pied the seats set apart for distin guished, visitors at the opening of the session, but dtd not remain' for. the de bate. ; ; MANY STUDENTS CONFER. Middletown, March 5. As a result of an investigation of the posting of posters about the campus of Wesley an, which reflected on the young wo men members of the freshmen class, nearly two-thirds of the freshmen con fessed to President Raymond to-day that they were implicated. They said that their prejudice against co-education led them to do it. .It is believed the matter will be dropped. , GUILTY OF ASSAULT. Naugatuck, March 5. Richard Nauer was found guilty of assault in the po lice court here this morning and fined $25 and cost. He1 was charged with assaulting Harry Sanders with a f- MOTHER OF SIR JAMES GRANT. Found Destitute and . Unconscious by Charitable Friends' Denver, Col, March 5. Mrs Georgia Stanley, who was yesterday found in ah unconscious condition in the house in which lay the dead body of Major Marshall, F. Hurd, proves to be a woman ; of aristocratic lineage. She is a granddaughter of Lord Kercastle of Inverness, - Scotland. Her ; mother was Lady Allen and her father gov ernor of an, English province in India Lady Allen, by, a second marriage', be came the mother of Sir James Grant of Toronto, one of the most eminent physicians of the Dominion of Canada, who was knighted by Queen Victoria. Mrs Stanley, itiis said, was thrice mar ried. Her firstlhusband and their four children died of the black diphtheria in Quebec. Several years later, she mar ried a resident 'of Washington,, D. C, who was in the government service. A. year later he shot and killed himself in a hotel at Syracuse, N. Y. She then married Herbert Stanley, who was' a' government, clerk. ' (!.', Her relatives disapproved the union and the. Stanleys 'came to Denver' to live. ' About a year ago Stanley died, of paralyses and left his widow practi cally penniless and helpless on account of ill health. Major Hurd, who at that time was an inmate of the old soldiers home at Montevista, Col, came to Den-J ver and undertook to " care for Mrs1 Stanley, . whose late husband was his friend. The small pension he received from the government -was not sufficient and assistance was rendered by chari table persons.' It was on the occasion of one of these visits yesterday that the' tragedy was discovered. Hurd's death is believed to have been due to accidentally inhaling coal gas. MUST TOE THE MARK, Owners of Papers In Montana Must Make It Known. Helena, Mont, March 5. The lower hduse of the legislature has passed a bill providing that, each .newspaper shall, once a month; print on the first page a statement seting forth the own ership of the paper, and that an edi torial shall be signed by the editor or writer of the article. The bill was in troduced by John MacGinnis, vice-president of the Montana Ore Purchasing Co. . 1 ' BALFOUR GIGGLES'. He Treats Rosebery's' Recent Utter ances Very Lightly. New York, March 5. Premier Bal four, speaking at a dinner of the Non conformist Liberal Union 1st associa tion, treated Lord Rosebery's recent ut terances in a spirit of banter, says the London correspondent of the Tribune, and represented the liberal party as a starving caterpillar in search of a new leaf. . ' Collma Still Active. COLIMA, Mexico, March 5. Another eruption of the volcano has occurred. There was an overflow of lava, accom panied by lightning. Ashes are falling in Uruapam, in the coffee country, sup posed to have come from the volcano of Colima. There is no alarm. Woman Become a Faritt, LONDON, March 5. The Times says that the first recorded conversion from Christianity " to" Zoroastrianism took place in Bombay on Feb. 8, when Mrs. Tatta, a French lady, was formally in vested with the sacred .thread and the "sudra" of the Parsees. ' Fifteen Hurt In Rock Island Wreck. KANSAS CITY, March 5. The Gold en State Limited eastbound train of the Rock Island railroad was wrecked at Armourdale, in Kansas City, Kan last night. Fifteen persons were in jured, jjxme killed. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Closing- Stock Quotation. Money on call steady at 34 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 66V4 per cent. Sterling exchange steady, wlth actual business in bankers' bills at $4.871254.87Z5 for demand and at 4.83S754.84 for 60 day bills. Posted rates $4.85 and $4.88 Com mercial bills, $4.834.84. Bar silver, 4Sc. Mexican dollars, 38c. Government bonds steady. - State bonds Inactive. Rail road bonds irregular. Closing prices: Atchison. . 84 Ontario & West. 31 Ches. & Ohio.... 48 People's Gas ...103 Del. & Hudson.. 176 Reading . 59 Erie 36 Rock Island .... 45 Gen. Electrjc..., 1974 St4 Paul .... 173. Lead. ,.:..:.l.x.. 26- Sugar Reflnery.130 Louis, & . Nash.. 121 Texas Pacific .. 39 Manhattan Con. 145 Union Pacific .. 9V Missouri Pac....ll0 Wabash pref. 51 N. Y. Central... 1444 West. Union ... 89 Jfevr York Markets. " FLOUR Continued quiet, but was firm-, ly held; Minnesota patents, $4.104.26; win ter straights, $3.503. 65; winter extras, $2.89 3.10; winter patents, $3.654.- WHEAT Opened easy, but at ones turned firmer and held its advance: May, Smmittc. ; July, 78 6-1678V4c. RYE Dull; state, 5762c, c. 1. f.. New York; No. 2 western, 62c, f. o. b., afloat. CORN Also followed an easy opening with a good upturn, with commission houses the buyers ; May. 5S53 9-16c. OATS Steadier and fairly active; track, white, fctate, 43Vi48c. ;v track, white, west ern, 43y.48c. PORK Firm; meas, $1818.50; , family, $19. -v LARD Firm; prime western steam, 10.1 Sc. 5 " BUTTER Steady; state dairy, 1824c; extra creamery, 27c. , CHEESEFirm; state, full cream, fan cy, small, colored, fall made, 14c. ; Bmall, white, fall made, 14c.; large, colored, fall made,1 14!414c.; large, white, fall made, 140144c. EGGS Firm: state and Pennsylvania, average best, l7c. ; western, fancy, 17c. . SUGAR Raw firm: fair refining. 3c.; centrifugal. 96 test, 3c; refined steady; crushed, 5.35c; powdered, 4.85c. - TURPENTINE Dull at6566c. MOLASSES Quiet; New Orleans, 32 40c. - ; ' - RICE Firm; domestic, 4V46c.: Japan, nominal. - TALLOW Steady; city, 5c. ; country, 6IY Steady; shipping, E570c; good to choice, 90c. $1. ' Live Stock Market". CATTLE Market steady; choice, $5.15(9 6.60; prime, $5.156.30i good, $4.905.10; veal calves, $88.60. - HOGS Market firm; prime heavies, $7.S0 7.65; mediums, $7.357.40: heavy Yorkers. $7.20f7.25; light Yorkers, ;3.907; pigs, $3,70 mM: roughs, -$5.606.83. SHEEP AND LAMBS Market steady; bpst wethers, S5.60;fi5.75; culls and common, S2.25iS3.riO; chic lambs. JS.S03o:7. As a Result of the Call to This ! City Some Time Ago. Manchester and Hartford Men Dishon-; orably Discharged Several Others Discharged for Good of Service Ad--jutant-Geueral Oole Says Discipline Must Be Maintained. Hartford,' March 5. Tne following, men who did riot duty in . Waterbury during the week of the strike when the militia were in that city, have been dis charged from the service as a result of the court martial in this city: Company B, First regiment, Hart fordDishonorably discharged, Private FrarJi B. Coyle. For benefit of the service, Privates George J. Murphy, William J, Moran and John J. Eagley. Company D, First regiment, Man chesterDishonorably discharged, Pri vates Ernest Steinberg and . Bobert Downey. For the benefit of the ser vice, Private Daniel Finley. . Adjutant-General Cole to-day1 said he was sorry for the men, but it was a matter of discipline, which must be maintained at all hazards. BISHOP MANN'S LETTER. Says There is a Disgraceful State of ; Affairs in North Dakota, Grand Forks. N. D.f March 5. Bish op Mann, of the Episcopal diocese of North Dakota, has given out the fol lowing letter for publication: V "If nd one else will say it publicly, the bishop of North Dakota must; that there is a condition of things existing in our. capitol city utterly disgraceful, corrupting , and inexcusable. ' 1 - "In the leading hotel of Bismark, the lowest vice flaunts itself uncheck ed and unrebuked. That hotel pre sents the features ,of a : saloon ; a gambling ; house' , and a . brothel. , At least, it does so during the sessions of the legislature and many of the sena tors and representatives board andj lodge there. .; "What conception of law do our legislators possess? What respect for the laws they enact will the people possess while they supinely contem plate such outrageous violations of le gality, morality and decency? v "When the matter come8 up in con versation it never does in any other way the usual remark Is that: classical one, what are you going to do about it "The lessee and manager of the place is a political power; he sits in party councils he helps distribute the'ofllces, he is demed able to aid or Injure politi cal aspirations. "Yes politics in the basest sense of the word, is responsible for this dis grace in NorthDakota4Fhe cowardice of the respectable small politician. that most cowardly class of mankind, is the reason this thing goes on when, it could be stamped out in a day in a ma jority of the Bismark and North Da kota people were fairly appealed to." He then appeals to the people of the state to take some- actlpn to improve the conditions he alleges exist, and to the ; legislature to resent the Imputa tion that they are desirous of main taining such a place. 1 - WORK AT HARTFORD TO-DAY. Resolution Incorporating State Police Association Reported. '. ', Hartford, March 5. The house re jected the petition of, the teachers' an nuity guild , for an appropriation to day. The resolution incorporating the State Police association was reported favorably. The Cheshire Water Go's petition for incorporation was rejected. The report of the military committee f o ra state armory and arsenal at Hart ford was laid on the table. . On motion of Mr Dake of Hartford. the resolution appropriating $15,O00 in payment for the work of the militia at Waterbury was taken from the table and transmitted to the engrossing clerk, on account of Adjutant General Cole's recommendation for a - speedy payment. : . . . "-"'i".' The appointment1 of a state auditor went to Walter A. Reilly of Hartford, the pjresent auditor. - , ; ' r . : v ,,The resolution making 10:30 the hour of rising on . Wednesdays and Thurs days was passed. . - , Hartford, March 5. In the senate the deadlock between the two houses over the reference of the general railroad repeal resolution was broken this morn ing. The sen-ate receded from the -reference of the resolution to the rail-: road committee and sent it in concur- Tence with the house to the judiciary committee. - Weapons of DetA. The 15 principal causes of datih,wth . the rate per 100,000, as made public by the census bureau, are as follows: Pneumonia, 191.9; conisumption,y.91.5; hea-rt disease, 134; diarrboal diseases, j 55.1; kidneyi diseases, 8S.7; apoplex3 56.6; cancer, 60; old age, 54; bronchitis t8.3; cholera infantum, 47.8; debility, 45.5; inflammation of brain and men mge, 41.8; diphtheria, 34.4; typhoid, J3.8; and premature birth, 33.7. Death !rom all principal causes shows a de ;rease since 1890, the most notable be ing consumption, which shows a dc irease of 54.9 per 100,000. Dietic and Hygienic Gazette. ' Paid Bridesmaids. At a recent wedding held In New STork there were no fewer than 15 bridesmaids, who were all punctually paid. Besides the beautiful 1 toilets, riven by the bride's father, they each received $25 for appearing ' in the wedding train. Some, of the young ladies receive as much as $100 for their ."office of honor," while , one woman, who is much sought after for her beauty; has appeared , as bridesmaid at more than 200 wed iings, and has in a short time imassed quite a little fortune, be-; sides receiving many costly presents.1, -Chicago Post. SAYS SHOT WAS FIRED AT HIM He Chased After the Shooter, But For got to Pull His" Own Revolver He and the Motorman Were Having a Quiet Chat About the . New Auto When "Come This Way Eddie" Fired. " ; Sheriff RIgney says he was shot at last evening and tells of the affair thus: "I took the car that passes my house about 7:15 in the evening for the purpose of going-to the end of the line at ',. Forest park. I was on the front platform talking to the "motorman about the strikers' auto-bus. We were both sorry that it was not larger.Nbut then that was none of our business. The strikers know their business I sup pose. Any way we were just beyond the Klondike when we observed a beautiful moon in the west, over the budding trees of i the ; cold, cheerless Klondike. We said it was top bad that the auto-bus was not larger because more passengers could be carried in it. The motorman said the strikers could do no business with a vehicle as small as that, and we were talking away In that manner when a shot , was fired from the brush on, the right hand side of the road. , I jumped off the car Im mediately and ran to where I saw the flash. . I looked around but "could see no one; though the moon was well up then above the trees, but I heard a voice saying, come this way' Eddie. I tried to trace the voice, but could not. While I was looking in the brush I heard another shot but that came from a' cartridge on the track. I could not find anyone in v the brush, not even a trace of anyone." The sheriff was certain the first shot was fired at him or the motorman and that it did not come from a cartridge on the track, because he saw the flash. Still he fail ed to see any effect of the shot on' the side of the car though it was exam ined carefully. The sheriff was asked why he did not shoot at where he saw the flash, as any well trained deputy or soldier would have done, and he said he never thought of that. Never theless, the deputies are supposed , to be on' the alert constantly looking ' ev erywhere for trouble. DELICATE OPERATION t Man's Leg Amputated tp Cure a Tumor. Philadelphia, "March 5.. An opera tion,, which 4t Is saidvwas never before attempted in : this country, , although performed f our : times successfully in the history of surgery in Europe, has been made at the Jefferson hospital here. It was for the removal of a: tu mor" near, the left hip joint and involv ed the amputation of the entire left leg and a portion of the ilium. A man who fell on an icy, pavement several months ago was the subject. Exactly an hour and twenty, minutes was consumed in making the amputa tion. The operating surgeon said a man undergoing such an operation had only one chance in three of surviving. Transfusion , was resorted to early in the operation to make up for the loss of blood attending the amputation. Petit Larceny in Stamps. There is a fraud upon the public that we would like tp root out,'' said a post office inspector, J'but at is almost impossible o reach the culprits, and to make out cases against thean difficult even to get evidence onv which to base a stop order against "their maiL This fraud is simply the larceny of two-cent stamps by means of 'fake advertise ments in tne 'help wanted? columns of reputable newspapers which have no means of knowing the fraudulent na ture of the advertisements!. It costs only a trifle to advertise for sOme kind of help,' and some of these advertise ments will bring from 1,000 to 1,500 re plies from people who are looking for worln or seeking to better themselves. Four-fifths of these applicants for the bogus 'job' will inclose stamps for re ply. You can figure it out: Eight hun dred stamps are - worth $16. These stamps are taken out of the letters, done up in packages of 25 or 50, and sold at a small discount." N..Y. Times. . Iiarsre- Artificial Rabies. ; r At a recent meeting of tne Academy of ' Sciences, in Paris,' there was pre sented a paper by A. Verneuil, describ ing his success in making artificial ru bies, weighing from 12 to 15 carats each, by a new process of fusing alum inium. Each, ruby at 'the close of the process splits in twoforming ha(lf spheres, which can be worked by lapi daries like natural stones. , The color is fine, and lapidaries to ' whom they' have been submitted say that these ar tificial gems have the same hardness and take the same polish as natural rubies. Unfortunately, or, as sosne may perhaps think, fortunately, many of the stones thus made, ' especially when of large -size, have internal dis colorations and bubbles. But. M. Ver neuil thinks further experimentation will enable him to atfoid these defects. Science Sittings. ; ; , A Careful Lad. A school-teacher in Ken'Jucky had some trouble in teaching a little fel low to say "double 1," "double e," "double s," etc. But after awhile his efforts were fruitful, and he was grati fied by an extraordinary appearance of interest on the pupil's part. In fact, the boy became a double-letter hunter, and ceased altogether to re quire attention at that point. About that time they reached the lesson con cerning the early riser, beginning with "Up! Up! and see the sun!" He read it "Double up! and see the sun!" Woman's Home. Cocxoanioji. His Physician Says He Is No Worse To-Day. Visitors and Others, Except the Pon tiffs Nephew; Are Forbidden to See Him Overwork and Overexcitement Brought About This Latest Attack, and His Doctor Thinks a Few Days' Rest Will Fully Restore Him. Rome," March 5. Dr LapponI visited the pope this morning and found him no worse, with regard to symptoms of any special illness. The physician has forbidden anyone to see the jpontiff, except- the latter's ; nephew, Count Ca millo Pecci, who entered the pope's room as Dr Lapponi lef t it f The, fact is that the pontiff's physical prostration is due to overwork and over excitement which, however, leaves his mental faculties ' perfectly clear, won derfuHly so, Indeed. Therefore I Dr Lapponi thinks that a few davs' , rest I, will restore the pope to his usual con- cucipn. Tne physician also hopes that the4uspenslon"of audiehcies will induce the numerous pilgrims and noted per sons who are now in Rome to abunrtnn the idea of seeing the pontiff and thus avow causing the latter further fa igue, wthich migh place him In serious danger. Rome, March 5. The Rev Dennis R. O'Connell, rector of the Catholic uni versity at Washington, started for the United States to-day by way of Paris. - The Very Rev John A. Zahm, pro vincial of the congregation of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Ind, accompanies Father O'Donnell as far as the French capital. Father Zahm has been nego tiating with the French and catican au thorities on the subject of the mem bers of the religious orders remaining in France. It is asserted that If the laws are strictly ffsoliGd nbrnif nm Lpersons belonging , to fifty-three differ- 1 J- t.i , . uiiijjuuuiLies wm eventually oe ex patriated. Father Zahm is going to Paris to make provision for those who belong to his order in France, number ing altogether about 400 brothers and 600 sisters.- It Is proposed to transfer them to various colleges and parishes in the United States and Canada. The sisters "have already - moved their mother house to New York ; and . have appointed an American ' mother ; su perior at the request of the mother su perior here. Father Zahm has alo ar ranged for the transportation of nearly 100 other French sisters to the United States. rA NEW SCHEME. Merchants Buy, Space on a poster Labor Unions Not Interested. (During the past two days the atten tion of many persons has been attract d by large posters which are dis played in the wlndowa of asnxinrber of stores in this city, and the heading of which is as follows: "Friends of Or ganized Dabor Directory of Business Firms in Waterbury Who Ape Friend ly to Organized Labor. In Union There is Strength." Underneath this' heading is a list of about forty-five 'merohants who are supposed to be friendly to or ganized labor. "The display of these posters," S'ays Frank Mornn, who repre sents the Building Trades' council of Waterbury, and who has been investi gating the above matter, "is part of a scheme which is being worked throughout the fetate by a man, W. H. Harper by name. - He worked Water bury last week and is now engineering his scheme In Danbury. He comes into a city, visits different merchants, tells them that he Is having a poster made which will be displayed in vari ous stores, in the meeting" rooms of the Central Labor union, the Building Trades council and al the local unions and that he has a certain amount of space on the posters for sale. 'and that the merctiants can show their, sym pathy and ft-iendship for organieed la bor by buying a portion of the space. Forty-five merchants in this city paid their good cash for an advertisement on the poster. Forty five posters were printed and were dis tributed among the merchants who bought some space on the poster, and nowhere else. None adorn the walls of the meeting places of the Central Labor union or the Building Trades council, for they have nothing to do with the scheme. ' They are entirely opposed to it , ft is a huge bunco. On the posters are - names of merchants who are considered unfair, who are considered enemas of organized labor. I did not know anything of the scheme until I saw the posters, since then I have : been investigating and found the above facts about the mat ter. I have written to Danbury in forming the union men there) of the scheme in order that he may not bun co the Danburians. From Danbury he will probably go to Bridgeport." HAT FACTORIES TO CLOSE. Trouble In Danbury, Bethel and New Milford. Danbury, March 5. The following notice was posted in twenty-three hat factories in Danbury, Bethel and New Milford to-day. i "Owing to the refusal of the engi neers to abide by the agreement enter ed into jointly with a committee of the fur bat manufacturers association and a committee of their members at a conference held February 27, 1903, 'we are obliged to close our factories on Thursday night. March 5, 1003, until the matter ig adjusted." , It is expected that the difficulty which is over a minimum wage scale of $3 ajlay and matters pertaining to duties of tb engineers will be adjusted to-night anJ that the not'oa will not go Into effect. Deputies - Have An Easy Time Keeping The Peace. RUMOR OF MORE PISTOL SHOTS No Disturbance Last Night to Speak of The Lights Went Out Early and Were OutLate Union Auto is the Talk of the , Town Strikers Issue Daily Statement, and Make a Few - Denials. , -. . .. ' i The report of three pistol shots were heard on lower South Main stret this morning but nobody appeared to know anything about It The deputies are having a fat time strolling about the streets.5 They while their time away looking at the display of spring goods ih the show windows and admiring the handsome women seen in all parts of the town. Titey claim that they never saw, their equal before, so you "see no matter what some folks may think of Sheriff Dunham's deputies It must be admited that j they are good Judges of what goes, to make, true womanhood. ; The first of the union men's autop made its " appearance on the public streets of 'Waterbury last evening -and was greeted with shouts of . delight along the route from Exchange place to the end of the line on Bank street. Some of the officers forgot all about the new; vehicle and mistook the cheers as evidence of disturbance, but after they learned what it was they breathed easier and allowed everybody to give txxU vent to his, feelings at sight of the automobile 'bus.: It did a good ' busi ness during the evening and had all tt could attend to this afternoon. TwoDf these running regularly would be all that public convenience would v require except when .people are going, to and from their, work when four or five would have to be pressed into service. If everything turns out as the strikers expect autos will be operated' on all the streets now used by the trolley cars during the present month. If they do this and maintain va satisfactory schedule and make the fare the same as the cars then the whole trouble will be over and people can take their Choice. .. V f : '' ' There was no disturbance worth mentioning last night; Most of the lights went out :' early In the evening and the city was In darkness until this morning. Some claim that this was due to cutting of , the circuits, while others say that it was, because all there was left of thte carbons from the night before were not sufficient to keep the lamps lighted any longerv Anyway; it was dark, but people are becoming accustomed to that and don't mind it quite go much as they did at the com mencement of the trouble. But It Is a: fact that people feel worse over the lights than they do about the trolley service and everybody is anxious to see thi end of the trouble adjusted and so long as it can be without passing upon the merits of the difference , be tween the trolleymen and the company H would seni that it ought to be fixed up and let us all see where we are go ing. ! . , 'It seems that the .public is of the oijinion that all the linemen In town are. on strike, jrhls. Is a mistake. There is no trouble ' anywhere except between: the trolley company and Its trimmers and linemen, all of whom are out vThere is nothing the matter at the Western Union ofBce, the American District, Telegraph company, or the telephone office, and; as these have much to, do with the poles and wires about the city, they do not like the Idea of being hooted at and called scabs. One of them told a reporter to-day that while they are union men and in sym pathy fftvith the strikers' they have no grievance against their own employers. ; Constable Booth, who is escort; for. the, non-union trimmers through the Brooklyn and Abrigador districts, says he will write a book about his adven tures after the strike is overf v In the territory named there i is . not half a dozen whole globes and no matter how rapidly the -broken ?ones are replaced the new ones are In smithereens very soon. The injured trolley men at the hospi tal are getting along very well and It is expected that they will be able to re port for duty in a week. , About 11 o'clock last evening the en tire north end was thrown into dark ness. rV; But a the fight for the past week has been. , very poor, in some places there being none at" all, very few noticed the total darkness. . The company believe that the, wire was cut at : the junction of Pine and Bishop streets. : It was said to-day : that Manager Sewell accused a man of' shooting at one of the cars "on' the'atervllle line last evening, but the story - could not be verified, r One hears so much about shooting these times that he is puz zled to know what to believe and what to take with a big grain of salt, to say nothing of alleged doings which any body can see are pure fabrications. The strikers' executive ' committee gave out the following statement this afternoon: , . , Once more, on the fifty-fourth dav of our strike, we report to the nublic that our men are standing nobly to gether with no signs of abatement in determination.. - v' 4 ' V If the article published In last even ing's American was intended to act as an element In bringing discord into the ranks of our men, we can assure th person who inspired It that it r"snltr? directly in onrwysltlon thereto want to sav riarnt nere tont if there I any ; newv prrposltin in the works, It must be coming from hA tfoPey com nanvi as we know nothing about anv f romt 'our fslrle. That storv wns either the rsn't of a fpipe dream" or was faked. There was no ruth in that nortion of it,' at least, nor In the state ment that the executive committeo naa een replaced with a new one. in the past eigne weeics. neariv. not a dla- senuug voice has, been raised against m tsietuuye committee, ana every recommendation that committee haa suggested or offered has been adopted unanimously. The feeling against tnia article wa olamiv tn h mornings meeting and had the' writer weu mere ne would nave felt satisfied that the men are standing loyally to gether and that a 'break in the ranks it about as likely to happen as that the trolley company's directors will ea. dow a million donar home for old trol ley employfts in this city. ' "Our. automobile 'bus has already proved to be a big success, i Last night it was filled to its capacity on every trip. It attracted considerable atteilJ tion everywhere it went and our friends declare that when we get oiix full equipment tn stock In our auto mobile transportation company will take a big Jump.. Our executive com mittee was taken out for a trial trip this afternoon and pronounced the new; bus a great success. ' ' - -'Vending the arrival of the other au tomobiles, we nave reorganized our bus lines and believe we are now run ning on fairly good Schedule time and accommodating a i great many mora than wef have in the past . "We wish to deny as a falsehood the reports that we have decided to fore go the dentands for the reinstatement of Brothers Barrett jand Kelly. No such; Intention has been suggested or re quested by any of the men. "The latest move In the way of an at tempt to end the strike and end it so as to bring, defeat .upon us was re ported to us by a prombaent merchant about 1 o'clock ithls afternoon. Thi3 merchant was approached by a com mittee of business men, one a hardware man, one a grocer and the other a shoo dealer, with the request that he Join in a combination of business men and ride on the cars, the purpose being to Joint ly end the strike and prevent any possS bllity of boycotting. -As far as we can learn the committed has .met with poor receptions in most cases, and as their purposes could only be carried out ly unanimous action on the part of all the merchants, it will readily be seen that they have worked In vain.". rA MORNING MEETING. Board of Public Works Acts on Propo sition of 'xrolley Company. The board of public works held a short session this morning for the pur pose of considering the hearing of the Oakville trestle case against the trol ley company, which has been set down fo ra hearing in the superior court next Tuesday. The city approved the plan subject to certain conditions, but the company appealed to the railroad com missioners, who amhorized-them to go under the bridge without any conditiou. The city appealed to the supreme court. At to-day's session another proposition, was submitted by the copmittee which the mayor and dty attorney have und?r advisement, and which, if accepted, may put an end to ihe snarl..' The company Is now willing to bear 55 per cent of the cost of removing the abut ment in case it fails to throw the cost on the steam Railroad. This is do In better than they agreed to before, but whether it- is considered good enough is something i which is still , an open question. ' A , . " ! WANTS" TO RETIRE. New York, , March 5. Police In spector Walter L. Thompson made aix plication to Commissioner Greene to day for his retirement from the forc There, are no charges against the In spector. , Brown Win t Blctball. PROVIDENCE, R. I., March B. Brown defeated Massachusetts TpstU tute Of Technology at basketball, 23. to 18. , ' -v ' ' ' Bliss Bookevelt lesTei Jw OrIi NEW ORLEANS; March 5.-Miss Al Ice Roosevelt and Miss Root who havr been visiting this city , during the pasft two wefcs, have left for Washington. CTTY NEWS. ; ' : " ' - . " .-' .." Mr John O'Brien f Adams treeS is visiting friends in New . Britain. Alfred Kenyon of Bisbopvstreet wh4 has been very ill for some months, waa reported to be very low to-day. Edward F. Perkinson, the two years and' a bab? old son of Mr and Mrs M, F. Perkinson; died at his, parents' homa this morning of dlphtbeHn. Ths fu neral took place this afternoon. In terment was in St Joseph's cemetery. The funeral of Alice V., the 3-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Georg TTiiffhea of Carman street took plac this morning, with Interment In Pt Joseph's cemetery, xne , oearers were Chris McEvoy, William Bergip, -Wil. Ham Sheehy and Daniel Lear-. Th floral tributes Included a wreath from the parents of the deceased: tqound, the Misses Alice, Annie and William J. Hughes; basket of roses, Mary ana Bridget Sheehy; carnations, " Annl Stafik4, bouquets, Katherine O. Elll Miss Harclla; ' Mary , Leary, Mar; Frost Farrell of New York, Jennie But ler D. Sheehy, T. ; PrindevIJle, , W, Sheehy, M. Lynch; and a piece marked Tlaymate''.'from Sarb 0. Bergln. j -I Mr and Mrs William N. Hunter cele thA tenth anniversary of their marriage on Tuesday evening at their home on Winchester avenue, adoux w of ''tflieir friends were present and tho evening was pleasantly spent with game9 and music. Among the import ant features of th evening was tbs rendering, of a number of beautiful se lections on : a phonograph. Supper was served shortly before midnight, after which two, flashlight pictures were taken of the group. j VMr and Mrs1 Hunter received a number of beauti ful presents, among which was alarga wedding cake wltfh "Hunter" on It Tho gtasts shortly after depar wtKta. Ha couple a happy future.