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YOL. XVI, NO. 93
Cars Were Stoned Several Times
Last Night.
Officers on the , Cars at Time Gave
Chase, But Could Not Catch the Of
fenders Strikers Answer "Mer
chant,' a Person Who Wrote Them
a Letter Open Cars on Some Lines
To-Day Result of the Conference In
The trolley cars ran Into a whole lot
f trouble In the eastern section of the
city last night. They were stoned and
railroad and torpedo cartridges were
placed on the tracks. The strike-break-
; era on that line were in an anxious
state of mind all night while the cars
were running.1 The first trpuble began
at 6:45. A gang of boys who were in
a lot on Wolcott street threw stones at
a car passing along East Main street,
a short distance beyond the Sacred
. Heart church. One or two of the car
window were broken. Officer Mc-
Evoy, who was in the car, gave chase
to the boys. lie ran up through the
; lots onto Wolcott street, but he was
too late. The boys had made their es
cape. 4 About 7:45 there was a loud ex
plosion .as a trolley, car passed by
Orange street. A lady passenger who
was on the car was considerably fright
ened. . 'The explosion was caused by a
torpedo cartridge which had been
platced on. the tracks. Between 8 and
o'clock powder and railroad cart
ridges were placed on the tracks on
- East Main street at a place " between
' llackett's saloon and the residence of
. Sergeant Fagan of the police depart
ment. " Officer Lawlor was on both
cars when the explosions occurred. At
the first explosion the car was filled
with' smoke. . Officer Lawlor made an
investigation,; but could not ! discover
the perpetrators, of the lawless acts.
Later , in the evening Special Officer
Flynn stationed himself near the scene
of the trouble and. there were no fur
ther acts of violence. 1 '
. The trolley , company Is out to-day
, with open cars, but there does not ap
pear to be any. more using them than
, patronized the others. The day was
rather blustry and the dust made rid
ing on the open coaches rather un-
pleasant, so. that the rush for, seats aa
, not ag great as in ronner years, when
everybody used to want to have a ride
in the open cars; especially' in the even
ing, when it "was nothing unusual for
v them. Some day when the strike is
settled we'll witness' such sights again.
A fresh, batch of cards was strewn
about the streets to-day containing the
names of several ' businesa - men. The
. ones put ' around some time ago were
headed -with the statement that the
firms mentioned thereon had been pro
nounced unfair to; organized labor.
This is omitted in the latest edition,
. the heading simply stating -This Is It."
The card contains a few names in ad
dition to those printed on the first one,
and while nobody appears to know
where they came from, still It would
seem that nearly everybody has seen
one or more of them.
There Is one employe of the trolley
company, a conductor, who is very
fond of , partaking of the tempting
glass, no rather bottle, while on duty.
If Manager Sewell does not believe
this let him hide himself somewhere In
the vicinity of the Bwltch on Bank
street in front of Plume & Atwood's
orae morning about 9 o'clock. As the
car waits at the switch for the car
from, Brooklyn. The conductor pulls
out a, cigarette, ; takes two or three
puffs out of it, looks around to see if
any person is looking, then pulls out
a bottle of whiskey, perhaps it is wa
ter, which is nicely wrapped up in a
newspaper, and takes a few mouthfuls
' of it. Sometimes he is joined by the
motor man. This morning the above
happened about 9 o'clock only instead
. of. smoking a- cigarette first, he ate an
' apple.. The same thing has been going
. on for . many days and it Is rather
strange that the trolley officials have
not discovered it. Some of the former
employes could not have done it for so
. long a time without having been dis
covered and. punished. It is no un
common sipht to see the conductor
standing on the rear platform of a
Bank street car smoking a cigarette or
a cigarette. '
A lady, who is a well known resident
of-this city, whose husband holds the
position of paymaster in one of the lo
cal manufacturing concernsreturned
from a visit to Meriden a few days
n go. . On 'the day of her return the
weather was very stormy. She is ac
customed to ride on the trolley cars and
so she thought she would wait in a
grocery store in the eastern section of
' the city until a car came along. She
walked to the store and Informed the
propriteor of her intention. .."No,
madam," he replied, "you cannot wait
for a car here. This is no waiting sta
tion for the car." "But I will wait
here," the lady replied indignantly. "If
you do I'll be compelled to remove you
by force" was the grocer's rejoinder.
The woman was highly indignant and
still protested. Finally she went out
and sought the services of a police of
ficer who told her that he had no pow
er in the matter that the grocer owned
his store and could do with it as he
' wished, i Later the lady visited a law-
'yer but he told her about the same
thing. .
A man whose name Is on the unfair
list cannot get a shave In a certain sec
lion of the city and he has had to pay
25 cents for a cigar which , formerly
cost him five cents. It Is ' said " that
he intends to move to another section
of the town. ,
The strikers executive committee is
sued the following statement this af
ternoon. This is the seventy-sixth day of the
strike, the eve of the eleventh week
out. The situation at this writing con
tains no new developments.
An earnest effort is being made to
bring John Mitchell to Waterbury.
Perhaps no man in the country is ad
mired as this phenomenal labor leader
is at the present time, and If he can be
induced to come here, it will be quite
a distinction and an honor to Water
bury. If our committee succeeds in
getting Mr Mitchell to come, we will
make arrangements' to have ' the public
see and hear him. , I '
It is not often we pay attention to
anonymous communications, but bur
secretary received one this morning,
purporting to come from a local mer
chant, which we are going to reply to,
publicly. The writer belabors us for
feeling In the least bit annoyed because
merchants have met and urged riding
on the cars, and asks why the mer
chants have not as much' right to f avbr
the trolley company as they have to
favor tlie men. " .T f-V- :'
For the writer's benefit, we will say
that we have never said . anything, in
our statements which could lead any
merchant, to believe that ' we denied
lils right to favor the company if he so
desired. Ncfw that an alleged mer
chant has seen fit to write to us, how
ever, -we will simply submit a few figures.'--
.s' '-:':':' . .'','' ;;' : i ' '
Before the strike the annual wage
earnings of the local trolleymen
amounted to $47,320. Was that amount
of money spent In Waterbury or did it
go to New York, Boston or Philadel
phia, Mr Merchant? We have at a
conservative estimate 6,000 union men
in Waterbury. Say that their 'wages
are $10. That would amount to $3,
120,000 per year. Has that money
been used to promote gigantic corpora
tions, buy gldsbonds or found Its way
into the coffers of the local merchants?
. And now, Mr Merchant, if you who
wrote that letter are a merchant, that
we have given you some figures to
think; over, wont you Just sit down and
ask yourself where the quarter of a
million dollars a year earnings of the
trolley company went to? r
; We received word this morning that
the shipment of our automobile had
been somewhat delayed, but that It
was now en route.
Editor Democrat: '
' Dear Sir: In all this talk of boycott,
etc' which everyone is dead tired of
listening to, please allow a few sugges
tions to trade unions in general by a
business man. Treat everyone with
the utmost courtesy. Wrong no man.
Act as though you were in business
and had goods to sell. Let your, com
petitors alone, s Don't run them down.
The public are your customers. Make
every citizen, of union ; or non-union
ideas, your friend with kind words.
Strive to make your unions such a suc
cess by using magnanimous treatment
to everybody that every workingman
will want to have a few shares of
stock in your concern, so to speak, by
becoming a proud member of your
union. A successful business man
never throws slurs, out at his competi
tors, V Let the labor unions treat their
enemies with respect and indifference
and all past history of common busi
ness, horse-sense shows that this. is a
winner. Above all, make enemies of
no man, because you can never tell
when you may need every, man's
friendship and the enmity of none.
Respectfully submitted,
Bridgeport. March 27. As a result of
the meeting yesterday af ternoon be
tween Manager JE. Sewell of the Con
necticut Railway and Lighting Co and
Frank Wood, A; J. Knapp, George
Howard, Robert Jagoe and Joseph
Mooney ,a committee from the Motor-
men's and Conductors union of this1
city, it was agreed that the trolleymen,
are to put Into writing j at an early date
their requests regarding a change of
schedule and other requests and sub
mit It to Manager Sewell, who wil
give 1 it due consideration and1 give a
decision' at a meeting to be held at a
later date. - ; -v - ' -
Such is the substance of a statement
handed out by the company after the
conference.- A trolley man said last
night that a request had been made
by ' the committee for ' an increa se of
wages of from one to it wo cents more
an hour, as well as for a change in the
arrangement of the running schedule.
It was also stated that the committee
asked for a civil recognition of their
union on the part of the company.
The men were well received and the
situation was talked over to consider
able length. The men we In the
fullest sense courteous In all their re
quests and were met In the most kind
ly and friendly spirit by Manager Sew
ell. They told him rnnfcly't'hat the
present schedule could be Improved so
it would not be so hard upon, the men
as it Is at present, and that as a un
ion, the employes desired to be just
toward both the company 'and them
selves, and for ,fhat reason they had
thought it best to appoint a commit
tee comprising three motormen and
three conductors to lay the facta can
didly before the company and ask for
relief jTrom what many times is hard
ship. : : ,
Early yesterday morning the union
held Its monthly meeting. At this
meeting 17 more, of the emploeyasitno
meeting 17 more of the employes Join
ed, making every -nym in the company's
employ as a trolley man now a mem
ber of the unilon. All but four mem
bers were present at ,'the Thursday
morning gathering and the session last
ed fully three hours. Treasurer Dil
worth of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street Railway Employes of
America was present and addressed the
meeting, stating that the . national as
sociation was opposed to trlkes oth
er than as a last resort. ' Harmony,
prevailed and the situation was dis
cussed without the Jeast show of ex
citement.' ' '-. V
Trolley Company Sued By R. G.
Benjamin of Hotchkissville -,
Oakville Trolley Car Struck
Team Some Time Ago
Injured Himself, Wife,
Wife's Sister and.
Pair of Horses. .
Mr and Mrs Richard Benjamin and
Ann Mayhew, all of .Hotchkissville,
through their attorney, Judge Lowe,
have entered suit against the Connecti
cut Lighting and Power Co for dam
ages caused by being run down and
seriously injured by a trolley car: on
the Watertown road shortly after the
strike started. The amounts mentioned
in the papers are as follows: Mrs
Hannah Benjamin,' $3,000; Richard
Benjamin, $1,000; Ann Mayhew, $2,000.
Mr Benjamin is a farmer and makes
weekly trips to Waterbury, where he
disposes of the produce , of his farm
and dairy. The, day of the accident
he was driving along the Watertown
road, accompanied by his wife and his
sister-in-law, Miss Mayhew, when a
trolley car struck their wagon from
the rear, upsetting it. and throwing the
parties Into the street. None of the
parties in the team heard the motor-,
man ring the. bell, though he claims to
have given it a few bangs before but
ting into the truck. Mrs , Benjamin
was seriosuly injured, so badly that
It is believed she is permanently, dis
abled. Her sister was also badly
shaken tip and has not been able to do
anything since. .Ir Benjamin came
off omewhat safer than the women
folks, but he received severe bumps
and lost a very valuable horse in the
mixup. The papers were served upon
the company yesterday. The cases are
' returnable to the district court the first
Tuesday In April. , v .
Westchester, Pa, March 27. The old
Pennsylvania (railroad freight station,
lately used as a storage warehouse,
was destroyecTFy fire of unknown orig-,
in to-day. The loss Is estimated at
$20,000, partly Insured. Among the
contents of the building were books,
pictures1 and furniture which, belonged
to the late James G. Blaine and which;
were recently brought from Washing-
ton. 1 They, with the . building, were'
the property of the estate . of U. H.
Norwood, Mass, March '27. A com
mittee from the local boiler ' makers',
union, representing the help employed
in the N. Y. N H. & H. railroad repatr
shops, at Norwood .Center, who were
In conference with the officers of the
road at ,New Haven yesterday, to-day
announced there . would be ' a new
schedule of wages for the repair shop
employes, emhpdying an average in
crease of twelve .and one-half per cent.
Liverpool, March 27. At the Liver
pool spring meeting to-day ' the Grand
National steeplechase was won by Mr
Morrison's , Drumcree. Detail was
second and Manifesto was- third..
Twenty-three horses started. v
' Sofia, Bulgaria, March 27. The en
tire cabinet has resigned, owing to the
inability to find anyone who will ac-.
cept the portfolio of war until the cab
inet agreed to the army appropriations.
Slder-Weba and Acoustics.
k There is hope for the spider. Hith
erto he has been evilly regarded as a
predatory parasite, which toils not
though he snins; his toils and his cas
tles in the air have been rudely
breached by the long broom of the
housemaid. But he may yet come into
his own, for Dr. Javal suggests that
the gossamer tissues with which this
artist among insect craftsmen hangs
our ceilings may have acoustic virtues.
Speaking recently at the opening sit
ting of the Paris Academy of Medi
cine in its new hall (which is
acoustically deficient), he told a story
of a public hall in England which was
noted for its acoustic properties until
in an unhappy moment the ceiling was
given a spring cleaning and a clean
sweep -made of all the spiders' webs
and, . with them, of the hall's good
name. The doctor does not suggest
installations of spiders' webs, but
thinks it might be a good ithingto hang
cotton threads over the auditorium.
Tapestries hung behind all the open
ings on to the rostrum of his hall were
found greatly to enhance the acoustic
effect. Chicago Daily News.
Natnre'a Flying Machine.
The largest flying machine in na
ture is found by Langley and Lucas
to have been the ornithostoma in
gens, the greatest of the pterodactyls
of ancient days, whose body weight
was probably about 30 pounds and
whose extended wings measured
about 20 feet from tip to tip. The
largest of existing flying creatures
is the albatross, which has a weight
of 18 pounds and a spread of wing
of 11 feet, though its wing area is
but seven square feet, while it devel
ops only a twentieth of , a horse
power, and such is this bird's power
of progression by mysterious soaring
that a tagged individual has been
known to traverse at least 3,150 miles
in 12 days. Whether the pterodactyl
represents the extreme possible limit
of weight-carrying by wings is one
of our interesting problems. Lang
ley's steel flying mr.chine had a sup
porting area of 54 square teet, a.
weight of 30 pounds, developed 1
horse power, and repeatedly flew
from one-half to three-fourths of a
mile. Nature. . 1 ;
Have you 'a house or lot, to sell? Our,
!"penny a word" ads will bring you a
customer. ' ,
That Award of Strike Commis
sion Be Carried Out.
Two of the Independent Concerns
Want Men to VVork Under Existing
Conditions Hence , the Notification
Sent Out by the Executive Board.
Ilazleton, Pa, March 27. The execu
tive board of district No if , United Mine
Workers of America, hag notified G. B.
Markle & Co and A. Pardee & Co, inde
pendent coal operators, that the miners
will Insist upon the award of the strike
commission being , carried out to the
letter. These two firms, according to
members of the board, have suggested
to the men that work be continued un
der existing conditions without regard
to the award. The proposition was re
jected at a meeting of the executive
board.', It is estimated that the various
classes of; employes will receive the
following sums: Miners, $25; laborers,
$13; drivers and runners, $10; door
boys and helpers, $9; other inside em--ployes,
$12; blacksmiths and carpen
ters, $14; slate pickery, $4; other out
Ride employes, $13; engineers, $22; fire
men and pump runners, $14.
Blneham Praised- i
WASHINGTON, March 27. The
president has addressed through Sec
retary Root the following letter to
Colonel Bingham superintendent , of
public buildings, which is of interest
mainly because of the light it throws
on the exact relations which have .ex
isted between the president and Sec
retary Root and the retiring . official:
"Ab t am about to leave for a trip to
the west and ' as your services here
will be finished before I return, I wish
to send you this parting line of thanks
and appreciation for the excellent
jwork you have done in your present
position. You are now leaving, of
your own;'accord, with what I hope is
the . satisfaction of . feeling that you
have not only done good, work .but
that this work has been appreciated.
L. have a very high regard for your
successor, ; Colonel Symons, and per
haps my feeling about you can best be
expressed by" saying that I believe he
will keep up to your standard."
Preatdent at Foreitert' Sleeting.
WASHINGTON. March 27. Presi
dent Roosevelt and Secretary Wilson
of the department of agriculture were
among the members of . the Society of
American Foresters 'who attended the
weekly meeting of that association at
the home, of Mr. Oifford Pincho the
chief forester of the department of ag
riculture, last night. The president re
mained about half an hour. He made,
an interesting talk to the assembly on
the general subject of, preservation of
the forests and of forestry as a pro-
Children Ate Polionom Root.
GLEN WOOD, la., March 27. Two
children, aged eight and twelve years,
the ions of J. Y. Johnson, are dead
from eating the roots of an unknown
plant growing in the yard of their
home. A third child Is still in a pre
carious condition., Physicians are un
able to say what the plant is, as it is
strange to this part of Iowa. , . r
Cardinal Gibbons to Attend.
BALTIMORE, March 27. Cardinal
Gibbons has accepted an invitation to
attend the inaugural ., ceremonies of
the St. Louis exposition and will offer
the opening prayer on the occasion, as
he did at the World's fair at Chicago.
1 Cloalns" Stock Qnotatlona.
Money on call steady at 5 per cent.
Prime mercantile "paper, B6 per cent.
Sterling: exchange steady, with actual
business in bankers' bills at $4.874.S7125
for demand and at $4.8375 for 60 day bills.
Posted rates, 4.844.85 and $4.88. Com
mercial bills, $4.834.83. Bar silver, 48c.
Mexican dollars 38c. Government bonds
'steady. Railroad bonds irregular. Clos
ing prices: - '
Atchison 81 Ontario & West. 3H
C.,C.,C. & St. L. 91 Pacific Mail .... 36
Ches. & Ohio.... 46 People's Gas ...102H
Del. & Hudson.. 138 Reading: 5S
Rock Island .... 44
Gen. Electric... 192 St. .Paul .........164
Lead..... ...25 Sugar Rennery.,125
Louis. & Nash.. 118 Texas Pacific .; !f7
Manhattan Con. 138 Union Paciflc .. 91
Missouri Pac....l07T4 Wabash pref. .. 50
N. Y. Central..,. .135
-New York Markets. :
FLOUR Dull. - but steady; - Minnesota
patents, $3.904.20; winter straights, $3. SO
3.65; winter extras, $2.803.10; winter pat
ents, $3.70(34.
WHEAT Opened easy on cables, rallied
on covering, but again sold off under
realising and bearish , crop news; May,
77 5-1877c. ; July, 75475c.
RYE Dull; state, 66a60c. c. i. f.r Nriw
York- No. 2 western. 6flo.. f. o. b., afloat.
CORN Firm on light receipts and a de
mand from May shorts; May, 4950c. :
July, 48f49c.
OATS Ruled firm and higher on cover
ing;, track,, white, state, il46c. ; track,
white, western, 4146c.
PORK Firm; mess. $18.2519; family,
$19.50ff20. ,
LiARD Steady; prime western steam,
BUTTER Steady to firm; state dairy,
17W27c.' extra creamery, 29c.
CHEESE Firm; state, full cream, fan-,
cy, small, colored, fall made, 15c; small,
white, fall made, 14c. ; large, colored,
Tall made, 14i4c.; large, 'white, fall
made, 1414c.
EGGS Strong: state and Pennsylvania,
average best, 14e. ; western, fancy. 14c.
SUGAR Raw nominal: fair refining.
3 Z-lWV&e.; centrifugal, 96 test, 3 ll-10c. ;
refined quiet; crushed, 5.40c; powdered.
4.90c. ,
MOLASSES Firm; New Orleans, K
RTCE Firm; domestic, 47c. ; Japan,
nominal. 4
TALLOW Firm; city, 5c. ; country, 6
6Vic. .
HAY Steady; shipping, 5570c; good to
choice, 90c.$1.03.
Live Stock Market,
CATTLE Market higher: choice, $5.40
6.60; prime, $5.20fj.5.30; good.; $4.755; veal
calvea.- $6.C07. ; .- . " .
HOGS Market active: prime heavies.
$7.707.80; mediums. $7. 75,7.80; '. heavy
Yorkers,, $7.65?7.70: light, do., $7.60; pigs,
$7.5CS7.65: ronhs. ?37.25. .
SHEEP AND LAMBS Market Steady;
best wethers, $6S6.25; culls and common,
$2.2j4.50; choice lambs, $7.507.65.
Came While Preparing: to Play
. A Game of Cards.
His Wife ' Denies Several Sensational
Stories He Was the OwnW of the
Snow Tump Works at Buffalo Also
Connected With Standard Oil Co.
New York, March 27. James Heman
Snow, president of the noj'al Gas Co,
and prominent in business circles, died
suddenly in an apartment hotel in Mad
ison avenue -late last night, of heart
disease. He was stricken while play
ing cards. Mr Snow was a director
of the National Transit Co, secretary
and director of the International Pump
Co, and indirectly connected with the
Standard Oil Co. He was a member
of the New England ' society, and the
Colonial and Olympic clubs. Mr Snow
was about 55 years old. . V
; Mr Snow was the owner of the Snow
Steam Pump Works at Buffalo, N. Y.
Sensational statements having been
made as to the circumstances surround
ing Mr Snow's death, Mrs Snow made
the following statement: v ' .
'iVlr Snow and I went to Mrs Hall's
apartments last night for dinner. After
dinner Mrs Hall suggested a game of
cards. Besides ourselves Mrs Hall's
13-year-old daughter wa9 with us. . Mr
Snow said he would stay in the dining
room, while the card table and count
ers were arranged in the front room.
It was while we were in the other room
that he was taken ill, and later died. ,
"Mr Snow and I have had no tr6u
ble at all. Our marital relations were
always of the happiest and anything
that has been aid to the contrary is
untrue." ' ,
Trainmen , and ' Directorsl, Committee
. Hold Conferences. T", ,
New Haven, March 27. The confer
ence regarding a new wage" schedule
begun yesterday by 'the grievance com
mitted of the trainmen of the . New
York, New Haven & Hartford railroad
system, and a sub-committee of the
board of directors was resumed in the
office, of President John M. Hall of the
railroad company at 10 o'clock to-day.
While it is announced that some pro
gress was made yesterday toward
reaching an agreement, representatives
of the company as well as of the men
say, that the consideration of the de
tails of the article is likely to con
sume : much' further time. " Members
of the committee while .expressing no
opinion as to the outcome of the ne
gotiations, Save said that the company
officials, have shown t a disposition to
make concessions on some points in
the proposed schedule which were not
satisfactory to the committee.
The grievance committee of the con
ductors of the system will not meet
the road officials' to consider the con
ductors' proposed new schedule until
after the deliberations 'of the trainmen
are ended. A meeting was held by the
conductors' committee, this morning,
but. it was said to be informal in Its
nature, . , . , , 1 '
; After i a two hours' discussion, the
rectors' committee adjourned until 2
.o'clock this afternoon. , Chairman
Keenan of the committee, said there
was nothing definite accomplished and
that no, offers of settlement had been
effected as yet. He added that there
was a likelihood of the conference be
continued to-morrow. President .Hall
declined to say anything about the
progress of affairs. ;
It was announced this afternoon
that the new schedule granted the
freight handlers by the directors of the
road givea the men an increase of ten
per cwt and & nine-hour day. Noth
ing is said about overtime worlJ.
The Oar Workers' union, of about
700 men, which was recentlyorga.n
lzed, appointed a grievance committee
to-day , to formulate their , desires for
increased pay and less hours. Their
demaridsrwill bevpresented if the sched
ule granted by the directors Is not sat
isfactory. -" :'' !":-;;
t The porters and baggagemen -at the
union station in New Haven to-day pe
titioned the superintendent for an in
crease of pay from $1,75 a day to $2.
Utica, N. Y., Marcli 27. The short
circuiting of an electric light wire in
the Carthage tissue paper mill this
morning caused a Are with a loss of
$9,000 to the paper' company and about
$3,000. on the Ryther & Pringle store
house and contents. Several houses
at some distanc ecaught fire, but they
were kept from burning by the local
fire company and ictizens. . " '
Victoria, B. C, March 27. A letter
received here from Quatsino, on the
Vancouver Island coast, says the stern
of, a ship's ' lifeboat, with the word
"Liverpool" on It, together with a
quantity of new lumber and some
ship's stanchions, have been found
near Reef Point by Indians. Nothing
can be learned as to' what vessel the
wreckage came from.
' Manila. March , 27.- Two companies
of Macabebe scouts signally defeated
the main body of San Miguel's hebels.
It is believed that San Miguel was
killed. Lieutenant Reese was serious
ly wounded. The scouts lost three
men killed and eleven wounded. The
enemy occupied a stone fort,, guarded
by two hundred men., '
Miss Quinn's shorthand class In the
Catholic Women's association will not
meet this evening.
An alarm of fire was rung In from
box 4 about 10:30 to-day calling the
department to a house on Union street
owned by Mrs J. Olin Howe. Some
wood which had been left in the -oven
to-day caught fire. The fire was ex
tinguished wlthqut the aid of the firemen.
Dentist Tried Forceps and Then a Pic
ture Hook on It.
W. H, Laplante, a young man who
resides on. North. Main street, is think
ing of suing a local dentist for injuries
inflicted upon him while pulling a tooth
Monday afternoon. Laplante -" states
that he called at1 the dentist's office
and was kept in the chair for over two
hours. During that time he was sub
jected to various kinds of torture, and
then he had to leave with the roots of
the tooth. In his Jaw. He says that as
soon as he sat down in the-chair the
dentist noticed his "we walk" button
and asked him if he knew that he was
in a boycotted office. Laplante replied
that he didn't and that If he had been
aware..of It he should have gone some
place else, but seeing he was in he did
not want to leave without having the
tooth extracted. On hea:ing this, he
states that the dentist and his wife
gathered about him and after telling
him wliat they thought of unions, the
man started . to pull the , molar. The
first yank he gave it he brought half
of it. Then he tried to get the rest of
it with the forceps, and after fooling
around it for over an hour without
making any headway he threw the for
ceps aside and took a common screw
out of the back of a picture that hung
on the wall and sunk It into his gum.
Then he got a screwdriver and forced
the screw into the flesh, until it could
go no further.- Then he pulled it out
again and kept , repeating the opera
tion until Laplante felt ..himself,, faint
lug and called for something to drink.
Water didn't touch the right spot, and
the dentist seeing that he was likely to
have a case on his hands, tried a little
liquor. This relieved the patient some
what and after being told; that the
root was out he went home. Later he
found that this was not so, and uf
f ering much pain, he was obliged . to
call at another office to-day and under
go another operation. . lie believes that
the, man he patronized Monday after
noon "butchered" him because he saw
the "we s walk" badge (on. his vest, and
says that he Intends to consult an at
torney about it. Laplante's story"
sounds rather fishy, but after one looks
into his mouth he feels assured that
he must have been subjected to hard
usage, but in all probability it was one
of those cases that proved too much
for the dentist, and probably he made
the best he could of what turned out
to he a bad case, i Anyway, L-aplante
feels aggrieved over the . affair ; and
says that there is no doubt In his mind
but that the boycotted dentist took, this
way of getting even with him,' thinking
that he might have bad something to
do with putting his name on the black
list1 He denies any knowledge of .boy
cotting and amrms that he didn't know
that the dentist he visited .Monday was
one of the marked men until he told
him. If 'what he alleges b, true, it
proves very forcibly the truth of the
old saylngi that it is a poor, rule that
cannot be made to work both ways.
Representatives of Lowell . Corpora
tions Hojd Conferences,
Lowell, Mass, March 27. The strike
declaration ; made last night by the
union operators of the cotton mills of
this city, although it was anticipated
and although the parties most inter
ested had - faced the situation with
gravity, resulted in considerable activ
ity, to-day. Both, the mill agents, the
state board of arbitration and business
men of the city are anxious to avert a
strike, in face of the. positive vote of
the unions to strike, were able to-day
to consider the crisis as an actual con
dition rather than a threatened danger
and a number of conferences were
held. The agents of the seven corpor
ations -which will be affected by the
strike order came together early at the
Union National bank. It could not be
learned whether this conference related
directly to the labor question or to
plans for running the mills on Monday.
The members of the state board of ar
nitration also began work early In the
day in the hope of bringing together
the agents and employes committees.
Boston, : March'; 27. Mills & Knight
coinpany of 150 Congress street,; this
city, one of the oldest printing and
bookbinding houses In New England,
has made an assignment to T. H.
Keenan. Some of the paper of the
concern is held in New York. The
liabilities are placed at $01,279 . with
assets nominally about the same. The
president of the concern , Is Frederick
Mills; Hi D. Howie is treasurer and J.
II. Mero secretary. The trouble Is
attributed to debts of an old company
before the origination of the present
Another Fever Victim.
roUGHKEEPSIE, March 27. The
romantic marriage of Professor Rey
nolds, for some years principal of the
public school at Millerton, and Miss
Florence Hamblln, a ' daughter of a
wealthy Millerton farmer, which took
place six months ago; has ended in the
death of the young wife of typhoid fe-.
ver at Ithaca. It is now said that the
husband is dying of the same malady
Professor Reynolds, who had deter
mined to take a course at Cornell uni
versity, took his bride to Ithaca with
him. . . " . , '
Hailroad Official Indicted.
NEWARK, N. J., March 27. The
grand Jury has returned a big batch of
indictments in connection with the
Clifton avenue disaster in which nine
school children lost their lives when a
trolley car was run down by a train on
Feb. 19. It is rumored that the grand
jury has found Indictments against the
president and most of the officials of
the North Jersey Street Railway com
pany and has not Indicted the motor
man and conductor of the car and the
engineer of the train, v
Three Passengers Killed
Burned in Wreck
Fire Originated in the Tender of tht
Engine The "Sunset" Was Travel
ing at High Speed When It Crashed
Into the Other Train, Which 'Was
; Standing at a Station , Where a Stojf
Is'Not Usually (Made.
San Antonio, Texas, March 27. The
Sunset" limited on the Southern Pa-
S? tan? ?nother Passenger train col
lided at La Coste, 18 miles west of
here, at 0:55 lat night Three past
ThetSrf deadw,ned,
icof010"16 Cantoe' flIny. m,
t?onl? A7'V' Sablnas, Mexico.
mS Sav
""The' injured.:"' '-'. .t;';
L ,P iX' Mon". traveling wassenrtf
agent Louisville v,,tZT, :
tonlon. two &
disK4r' noust Texas'
.-Robert (Jrarrahan, brakeman, San
Antonio, lyrm, broken. .
W E. ness. U. S. A. hospital corn
?Snn?' D' - W.-wreJched?'"'
J?A,QuInn eer,. bruised. .
j The three dead Mexicans were reh
tlves of General Geronimo Thevinof '
Monterey Mexico, who was on his
, v i"e i'M ie car or general Tre
vinor , The Pullman car in the ; rear
telescoped the private car, crushing'
thorn ' f Juaj-v. ,mi.. "
' UTOlu- j.neir Doaies were
OUrnea'TO 'rfar 4t .,.. .
Stroyed the entire train, including tb
ZT . ' y "iC viiua-ieu m xne on
In the tendey. . 1 i
r The trains were east bound.' ' Tha
first, the Eagle Passp .train, was stand
ing On the Tnnln Hn T.,l:tL. .'.mi.i
cause of ,the, stop at La Coste, which N
only a amaJLpHace, fe nrf known. Tb
Sunset" limited wa s traveling at grea c
speed when Jt crashed into the Eaglrt
iVP engine' of, the limited cfaRheJ
to - the; rear of .;theajrle i Pass train
and th renT 1aoiiui. "" niTt mm.. j a ,
. .v,.w, .ubj u,, JU mi ll
telescoped the Trevlno prlrate coach
lr miner -Hi a ArAnnt, v
a J l '(I'M 'n. ...
The enclnA tha itmifvi ji.
."u,iujih: Wilis
strored. . .Nearly all the injured were
The ininred
Antonio. , . 1
Waterbury Men Now Enjoying Then-
t selves in Virginia, s
John F. Galvln, who Is in charre rr
the, city hall buildiriff diirlnor tfwv
sence of Janitor Loughlin, who, , with
F. P. Brett and M. J. : McBvw. 1
spending, a vacation1 in Virginia, re
celved a letter from Mr LougMin to-
day in which he states that he party
Is having a very enjoyable time . Ore
tae way south they stopped at Wais
ington, where thev Imd ht
an introduction ' -to . President ' Roose
velt, who received them, very courte
ously and inquired what was the pres
ent status of the strike In Waterbury
Mr Loughlin says that, they made a
mistake In taklmr their
them, the Weather being so warm tha
one can feel quite comfortable In hU
snare sieeves. . They met a, large num
ber of Waterbury neoDlA
went there and also noticed that near
ly everybody who "learned where thev
belonged inquired bout the great fight
between the trolley company ; and It
emnloves. . ,
"By-Road in Tlpperary" EetcnTn
. , Brought Highest Price.
New York. r.ir. vrrpi,J ;
5? t eJate A' M- Burritt's collec
etchings and prints, represent
ing the work of a score of artists, real
ized $15,972, making a total with the
receipts at the tireoofTiner ni- . -w
783. The hlirhest wlf f .'
sale was $1,160, which was paid for tha
dChI5 ''By"Roal'V in Tlpperary" by
. oeymoiir . wadden, while
ft number f ntho w e-. m. .
brought good prices, $825 being mid
xuuu, a large plnta
on Japanese paper, state undeseribetf
and $575 for "A River in Ireland,', first
state on laid paper. , ?
There were several Millet offered
--- -.x-.w.u.v...n jiniigupr j
work. Among the collectors at the sal
were Tlerre Ixrillard, rx)uls Stern and
iv. ii. xuoinas.
Berlin, March 27. The einnresiv
while riding' In the. Grunewald forest
this morning, fell from her horse and"
slightly fractured her. right forearm.
Emperor William was near at hand
and was one of the first to reach anr
assist her. She was taken to the hunt
ing lodge and a surgeon was telephone
ror. ..... , - .
Chicago. . March 27. N. K. Fn!i
banks, the millionaire mftmifnotnrtvi.
and director In several banks and man
ufacturing concerns, died at his horn
here to-day,' at the age of. 73 ye
lle was Ul but a short tim

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