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YOL. XVI. NO. 109.
I Will Back You to trje End."
He Tells Strikers.
A Big Strike Proclaimed Through
out Holland Soldiers Are
Now On Guard. :
Amsterdam, April 0. At midnight a
meeting of the Workmen's committee
proclaimed a general strike throughout
Holland of allTlkbor engaged In trans
, portatton both by land and water.
The meetLng lasted until 4 o'clock
this morning. -
All the railroad lines, stations .and
wharves are guarded by troops.
The administration of the railroads
' has taken steps to secure the running
-of the foreign expresses under mill
tary protection. . ; ' .- .
A workman was wounded by a. revol
ved Sihot fired by, a soldier this morn
ing. . The man was, walking on the
, railroad, was not awaie that the strike
(had been proclaimed And failed to re
ply to the soldier's challenge.
The president of the Workmen's com
milttee of defence in an interview said
the strike proclamation involved the
entire railroad system and other land
transport of HoMand. and "the water
transport of the important ports. Ara-
, sterdam. Rotterdam. ' Dordrecht and
Zaandam. .The'Ptrlke. he added, was
Intended as a protest against the anti
strike laws as;wH a to suoport the
de mand of the . ra 11 road men for an ln
crease of waees before the passage of
; the laws mde an improvement in their
condition . imnoibie. V ' , ' v
' Th p-residcnt, ao su'd the strike
would spread; to other branches of la-.'
tior. . r-v'-:-.:;, : ; 4 '. ';
.The staff or the shipping companies
trading with London ad Hull hare,
sformed work In sympathy with the
'strikers. ' . ; . ...-'. '
Only one train left. Amsterdam this
morning and it was protected; by
' All business here Is at a standstill
on the, wharves, and the mall boats
which arrived to-day 'could not be un
loaded. J "'
The premier of the Netherlands.--Dr
Jvuyner. intrcdived in the s-p-fond cham-f
ber of the states general February 2."
three bills in connection w'fch th re-
. cent railroad strike in W.ni.'-Tni.. TTft at
plained that the government consid
ered it necessary to oppose any unrea
sonable attack on society which" would
sacrifice the well being' of thf people
to the 4eire of a certain class for influ
ence and to political 'tvranny. .The
government therefore propoffd to form
n railroad briorad to lifsure' a vega'ar
service of trains in easf fieed. The
. s Just 1 complaints of ra jlroad employes
would ,!A adjiisfed by a royal c-mW!-Mmv
which would be m rrtwrtM UateB
with the p ettlemont of the Htuatloii
from a Wai staninoint Powell as ret
warding the cohditiopfr rf service . of
the employes. Tt would also hve to
"'cide what constitntpd criminal acts
The government did not desire to be
roflctlotiflfy. Tt only aimed at effect
lug social reforms. ,
Charge .of Homicide Against Leland
' Dorr Kent.
Rochester. N. Y., April 6. With the
trial of Leland Dorr Kent, which open
ed to-day, begins .the most sensational
homicide case ever heard in Monroe
county. On September 14 last Kent,
who was a Buffalo medical student,
and Ethel Blanche Dingle, a trained
nurse of the same city, rented a room
in the Whltcornb house In Rochester.
A few hours after they Went to the
room, the girl was found dead with her
throat cut from ear to ear, arid, Kent
was bleeding from a gash in his neck.
He recovered and was indicted, ' under
a peculiar and little used statute for
aiding and abetting the woman to com
mit suicide, the crime being denomi
nated manslaughter and . the penalty
imprisonment not to exceed , 15 years.
The principal evidence of the people
Is said to be the letters found in pieces
In the Whlteomb house room and stain
ed ' with blood. These convey the in
tention of . suicide. To-day's proceed
ings wre devoted to examinffig tales
men. . . '
Falls. South Dakota. April 6.
President Roosevelt began the second
week of - his tour -; feeling much re
freshed from yesterday's rest, and
about 8 o'clock started in a team to
Srlve around the city, with Secretary
, r Lowe, Senator Kittridge and Mayor
' Burnside. There wa ga large crowd on
the street and at the auditorium the
.president addressed 4.000 children. He
- was then driven to Ninth street and
rhillips avenue, and before 0,000 peo
ple, jiioke on the wage earner and the
. tiller of the souY During his speech
enow began to fall.
Ohio Elections Today.
CINCINNATI,. April. 6. The local
lections in progress throughout Ohio
today are especially Important because
of the new municipal code enacted re
cently by the legislature, which reor
ganizes every municipality. There will
be no officers holding over, and for this
reason the party advantages secured
will be greater than heretofore at April
elections. With more at stake than be
fore the party organizations have been
unusually active, and many charges of
fraudulent " registration have been
made. ' It Is charged that more than, a
thousand false registrations have been
made in a single ward In Cincinnati.
The present registration has broken all
April records also in other cities. The
mayors of all the larger places like
Cincinnati, Cleveland,: Columbus, To
ledo, Dayton, Sandusky and Zanesville
are running for re-election and Jones
ef Toledo for the fourth time.
. Read "the open'ng chapters of "The
New Arabian Nights" to-morrow, . It
is one of Robert .Louis Stevenson's
best production.
Nearly Three Hundred Out On
Strike Master Builders Denied
Salem, Mass, April 6. The antici
pated strike of the carpenters of . Sa
lem, Beverly, Peabody and Marblehead
who are affiliated with the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and ' Join
ers of North Americt, took place to
da3'. The Issue Is a demand for a uniform-
scale of wages, the minimum be
ing $2.75 and the maximum $3 a day.
Notice .that the demand would be en
forced by the first Monday in April was
given the master builders last fall, but
the employers failed to accept . the
scale. V .''' :
About 250 or 300 men are out in this
city. Sixty-five are out , in Marble
head and Including the Beverly and
Peabody carpenters about 600 men are
involved. : On Saturday when the men
were pa id they were given $2.48 and
$2.80 per day. Previously they had
been; paid $2.25 and $2.50. This is
tfken a. an indication that the master
builders are willing to niake a com
promise. They will meet : to-nightt to
consider the' situation.
Pottsville, Pa, April 6. The labor
ers employed at Brookside colliery near
Tower City and at the. Silver' Creek
colliery, , both belonging to, ! the Phila
delphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co
to-day refused, to return to work pend
ing the settlement of the question of
the number of hours to be worked on
Saturdays. The laborers claim ithat
the award of the strike commission
does not Increase the number of hours
to n ine as the offl cials of the company
assert.' -This grievance may -result in
the temporary eloslng of all the com
pany's colieries. ,
Buffalo, April 6 About 300 mem
bers of the Journeyman Painters' un
ion refused to go to work to-day be
cause of the refusal of the Master
Painters to grant their demands for an
increase , of 50 cents a day. 5 s
Norwich, April 6. A strike which
began this morning in the Greenville
factory of the United States' Finishing
Co may tie up the plant. Forty-five
back-tenders went out. The. factory
employs 500 hands. The men demand
an advance in wages and a reduction
of working hours.
Merideri, April 6 Twenty-five trim
mers employed at factory H of , the
International Silver Co made a. request
for an Increase in wages Saturday.
After considering Jthe request .Manager
Munson notified trie men tnat tneir ser
vices 'were ntJMlonger1 required. v The
men will hold a meeting this evening
to take further action in the matter.
ITh In ea Labor For Transvaal Mine.
NEW YORK, April 6.-H. Herbert
Noyeg and H. Ross Skinner, from Jo
hannesburg, Transvaal, commissioners
appointed by the British government
to proceed to China for the purpose of,
Investigating ; Chinese labor, " with a
view' of its employment in the mines
of the Transvaal, arrived in New York
on ; the Cunard line steamer ' Umbria
from Liverpool. They are on their way
to San ' Francisco, where they will in
quire into the methods of working and
value of Chinese labor as employed in
California. Owing1 to the insufficiency
of native labor in the Transvaal the
immigration' of Asiatics under govern
ment control, which would provide for
the indenting and repatriation of the
laborers, is favored by the authorities
there . ::- ;'
Shoe Cnttera Get an Advance.
HAVERHILL, Mass., April 6. Arbi
tration through .the state board put in
to use for the first time since the union
stamp agreement was signed between
the shoe manufacturers and the Boot
and Shoe; Workers' union-here has re
sulted in a victory for the eutters, who
had asked fpr an increase in their
wages. - Between 375 and 450 cutters in
local union stamp' factories will be ben
efited. Postal Clerks Get Atlrance.
WASHINGTON, April 6. Acting
Postmaster General Wynne authorized
a general advance in salaries in the
clerical forces of the Chicago postofflce.
Under this action the salaries of 1,571
clerks are Increased to the extent of
$1001 each and those of five 'clerks to
thev extent of $200 each. The action
was taken under authority given by
the last postofiice appropriation bill.
Opposition to Treaty In Colombia.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, : April 6. The
Royal Mail company's steamer Atrato,
which has just arrived here from Colon
and Cartagena, brings the report that
considerable opposition's developing to
the Panama canal treaty in almost ev
ery v department of Colombia except
Panama.. It Js believed that the ma
jority In congress will favor the treaty,
bxjt there are fears that trouble will
arise because the political situation in
Colombia Is becoming more complicat
ed, and the presidency is surrounded
with uncertainty. ..
, Doom In Texas OH Lands.
AUSTIN, Tex.. April 6.-Persons who
have arrived here from the new oil
field started about ninety miles south
of here, near Harward, say that a repe
tition of the excitement. that occurred
at Beaumont following that oil discov
ery is to be witnessed there. Land
which sold last week for $10 per acre
sold two days ago for . $300 per acre
and changed hands ngain yesterday at
$400 per acre. ,
Paris, April G. Mrs Horace Forter,
wife of Ambassador Porter, died sud
denly at 5 o'clock this afternoon
Says Will Be General War Among
Iron Workers Address At
Chicago, April 6. Frank Buchanan,
who is to lead the' bridge and Iron
workers in" their struggle with the
United States Steel corporation predict
ed a general labor war throughout the
country in an address made last night
before the Chicago Federation of Labor.-,:-'.
'.'. : - '
"I hope and expect that the labor or
ganizations of the coutry will soon con
centrate an open war against the rap
idly growing combinations of capital,"
he said.
"The American Bridge Co is trying
to break up our national union. From
press reports builders of iron and steel
work have formed an organization to
rectify certain evils. :r What these evils
are I do not know; unless they consist
of demands for higher pay and better
working conditions. , ' ,'
V "The struggle we are waging against
the bridge company is likely to spread
It is possible we will call out all our
men on construction work, and if we
are forced to do so then we will tie up
the industry and force an enormous
number of men out of work."
Mr Buchanan is in Chicago to look
after the western end, of the strike and
will return to New York within a few
days for "the general strike will be
managed from that city.
Bridgeport, April 0. Ninety painters
went on a strike to-day on a demand
for a minimum wage rate of $3 per day.
Twelve of the forty contracting paint
ers announced that hereafter they wlir
pay but $2.50 a day as the minimum
rate. The others granted the request.
v New Haven, April 6. One hundred
trackmen employed In keeping In order
the tracks ot the New York, New Ha
ven and Hartford road in this city,
went in a strike to-day, because of fail
ure to receive an answer from the com
pany officials to a request made three
weeks ago for an increase of pay for
over-time wtitk. Eichteen men who
were ordered, to work yesterday refused
to' do so and the men were discharged
this ' morning. Thereupon tne other
men went on strike.
Good Men Get ,From $18 to $20 and
: Board a Month. . ... . .
Farm hands, are in big demand just
now arid judging by the way things
are going in the shops :lt ;Wuhi seem
that an able-bodid man ' who is not
tied down m that he cannot afford. to
live in the country would make no mi
take in getting onto a farm. A good
man can get $18 or $20 a month for
eight months and $15 a month for , the
balance' of the year. 1 This, of course,
includes board a nd washing. A t this
price a f teady ni.nn could save in the
neighborhood of $200 a. year, .which Is
far more thaw the oi-dinary wage earn
er can lay by who is- working in a fac
tory for $1.50 or. $1.75 a day. And it
is aid that the right man can do .bet
ter, than the figures, quoted, but r It is
admitted that any' farm hand who is
not too lazy to work and who does not
want to" make trip? Into the city too
often can find lots of employmexit on
farms not far from .Waterbury from
now until winter sets .In; and if he
didn't care to keep -at it during the win
ter he inight.be able to secure a job
at something else for the rest of the
year. If not. he would have eaoueh
ahead to pay hig bmard for four; or five
months and .have $100 left to his cred
it. The trouble with farming is that
few ctare to tiT.it and bp-sides' it is said
belo often experience much diflculty In
collecting their wages.
Rev J. ,T. Glenncn and Rev Henry
Moller .to Be Named.. '
Rome, Apra 6. The congregation of
tlie propaganda has decided to propose
that the pope appoint the Right : Rsv
John J. Glennon, coadjutor bishop of
Kansas City, as- coadjutor bishop of
bt Louis, and the Rlo-lif Itw rr .
ou xxc-itljr
Moller, ..bishop of Columbus, as coadiu-
The meeting of the propaganda was
presided over by the prefect, Cardinal
Gott . and those present were Cardinals
hatolli, Mncenzo Vannutelll. , Stein
huber. Cassetti, Martlnelll Vives y
Tuto, Segna, Mathieu and Pierotti. 1
The proposition of Cardinal atolli
to have Father ' Glennon appointed
coadjutor bishop of St Louis was unan
imously approved. .
It is most probable that a consistory
will be held In the n lddle . of May
Nothing is yet know about the creation
Boston. April 6. The committee on
rules in the legislature to-day voted to
report an order directing the state
board of arbitration to investlgat the
labor situation at Lowell and report to
the legislature not later than April 22.
REPAIRS COST $1,000,000.
t, Phnadelphia, April 6. The remodel
ed American line steamer New York
will' sail from from Cramps shipyard
this w'ek to resume service between
vessel has been at Cramps nearly a
year and the improvements havjs been
made at a.cost of about $1,00,000.
Costly Fire In Birmingham, Ala.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., pril 6. The
immense storage house of the Birming
ham Fertilizer company in East Blr
mingbarii, said to be operated in the in
terest of the Virginia-Carolina' Chem
ical company, was completely de
stroyed by fire, the loss being estimat-
The Daily Statement Says the Boys
Are Determined to Stand "Shoulder
' to Shoulder"- It Tells a Few Inci
dents of the Strike That Have Not
Been Printed Before.
. The strikers' executive comrnittee
issued the following statement this
af ternoon : : ! '"'
This is the eighty-sizth day of ' our
strike and finds our men, ; as usual,
standing "shoulder to shoulder." Our
firm standing in the ranks has become
so' well known; now as to be almost on
every lip, and 6ome theatrical manager
may yet have to pay us a royalty for
presenting a famous drama entitled
Shoulder to Shoulder." - '
We received this morning a very en
couraging communication from Presi
dent Mahori of our organization. He
says it is a pity we cannot get our side
of ' the ' present difficulty sent out
through the country by the j)ress, and
states that only the company's side of
the controversy is given notice. He
remarks that he will do everything In
his power to aid Us in winning our
struggle, which he firmly believes is a
battle for righteousness. When the
people fully realize how we have been
wronged, he says, our position will be
greatly strengthened aJid right will
prevail in the end. President Mahon
may. possibly visit Waterbury in the
near future again. - "Keep a stiff up
per lip" bis letter implies, "and I will
back you to the end." -
As we have stated time and time
again, we have carried on our battle
on the square throughout,, and at all
times have been willing to meet the
company on honest grounds. On the
other hand, the company has used ev
ery means In its V power by- hook or
crook to break our ranks.
Everybody remembers the time the
stories were circulated that twenty or
thirty of our men wanted to go back
on the old conditions. The company
asked that a secret ballot be taken on
thSr matter, thinking that If there were
some weak . ones in our union. , they
could back out behind the secret bal
lot. We took that ballot secretly, as is
already known, and the result showed
every, man willing to stand and fight
for their rights.
Again,' the company asked to have
another committee of our; men beside
hie executives committee; treat with
them, i They i. gave us to understand
that, they wanted Frank Miller put on.,
We were onto that game,but in order
to show our fearlessness, we put Miller
on that committee, and compelled him
to act or pay a fine of $10. When he
met with the company's officials, he
was afraid to show his hand, however,
thereby sorely, disappointing the com
pany. The next day he returned like
the prodigal son and went to work as
car starter, We . evidently were too
close onto his trail. '
The public can see from the forego
ing what we have been up against
with this mighty corporation, compos
ed of stockholders , who care no more
for the suffering public of Waterbury
or its interests than they do for tem
perance drinks. ' From- the beginning
we have seen no evidence of good faith
shown by the company. ; We have al
ways had to be on our guard lest they
entrap us into' some deal or other.
The company even shows a disposi
tion to be angry because we see fit to
give out to the public dally statements
showing the status of the case from
our; standpoint. ; We actually believe
they are jealous. because they are un
able, to do likewise themselves for lack
of material. We will continue, how
ever, to present our daily statement in
the future as In the past.
One of the meanest efforts to place
our cause In an unfavorable light was
the action of the company's officials in
endeavoring to convince President Ma
hon that we went out on strike before
making any demands upon the com
pany. Our ; executive committee was
called before that onlclal, however, and
the lie nailed dead s a door nail.
Despite the many barriers placed in
our pathway, all of the men yesterday
received their usual weekly, wages.
Attorney Thorns was bail for Wo
cott before his trial and Wolcott ex
pected ha would give bonds for him
to-day. But he was disappointed .and
it was reported this 'afternoDn that
unless someone gives toad fcr;, h. m.
he threatens to tell all lie knows about
the matter. ' ' - - ; ' " . : ""
A correspondemt sent a communica
tion to thei Democrat to-day in which
he said: "Please allow me space in
your valuable, paper to show another
form of boycott in one of our factor
ies. A boy was getting 60c a day in
the ivory department of a certain fac
tory. H left to eet a btr iob. so
he -secured one la the metal department
of the same factory. When the fore
man he worked for in the ivory depart
ment heard of it he had, him dis
charged. If this Isn't boycotting I'd
like to know what is. TWe isn't the
first, case of a like nature reporte!
nbout the for em nn that discharged the.
boy in quetion." - ,
The trolley company gained auolhcr
enemy yesterday, the owner of a black
cat living on North Main street. The
black cat Avas viewing the scenery in
the vicinity of Benham'g, stables on
North Main street. The view point
was the east rail of the track. Along
came a car, and so Intent was the
cat's gaze on the beautiful scenery up
and down the street that it well, there
was a cat less in the neighborhood
after the car had gone by. A dog and
its owner, a Mr Andrews, then came
along, and the dog's inqulsitivenesa
would not permit it to go py without
Inquiring into thie cat's demise, . Dur
ing the Investigation a car came (lash
ing by and nearly sent the dog the way
it had sent the cat. !.
Man Then Put a Bullet Through
His Own Brain.
Tine Man Died Instantly, But the Wo-
.mant May Live A. Number of Feopie
Waiting for a Morn'ng Tain Wit
ttiessed the Shooting.
Ayer, Mass, April 6. Charles Moul
ton of Citation, attempted to Ull M.ss
LliU.u ,Wneeler of this town at ht
raiilroad istatloni at o'cLock thismo.n
ing by shooting her twice in tin head,
lie then turned , the revolver on him
self, sending a bullet , thirough his
brain, dying instantly.
Miss Wheeaer, who i9 about 33, was
formerly Moultoni's wife, but sh had
obtained a divorce from ".Mm, a ; fw
weeks ago nmd had resnmeid her maid
en 'name. It is claimed that Moulton,
who was about 40 years old, had taken
the separation 'from his wife very
much to iheart and had brooaed over
the ma ttea'. tuntil his friends; believe he
was deranged through jealousy and de
spondency. ? .
Miss Wheeler wa about ti take' the
6:55 a. m. train:, to Boston and was go
ing toward the : ticket office where
Moulton stood waiting for her. ' When
she arrived within two : feet of him
Moulton saldi oiner.bing and com
menced to fire. On seeing the woman
fall to the ground Im immediately turn
ed the revolver to Ms own head, pulled
the trigger and fell lifeless alongside o;
his former wife. v : ..
, There were about 30 people In the vi
cinity waiting to board the . Bo-n
train when itihe shooting occurred, but
no one (had tJme to go to tie woman's
a.stance until the man hd : killed
himself. Medical assistance wis soon
at hand. ' It was found that the twi
bullets flrPi at MiRs Whee'r's head had
glanced from their course, snd the
wounds. wMle painful, are not neeeai
tartly fatal. . .
i,'AuMm'inatIon of foltrn'showd
that the bullet had passed through his
warn, death being instantaneous.
Chicago, April 6.A dispatch to the
Record-Herald ; from Tabor, la, says
"The, small cottage in which John
Brown, the abolitionist, lived for sev
eral years in the '50's and which' was
used as the headquarters of his "un
derground: railroad," for the helping
of runaway slaves has been destroyed
by fire. . - - -
Miss Minnie Bray of Prospect street
is visiting friends in Bridgeport,'
. Rdward ' Delaney "i of f George etreet,
after, being laid up. a month with ill
ness, is' able to be about again. : s -
AU the bids for the ! coristruotlon;". of
St Francis Xaviers church and rec
tory will be in by Wednesday night, I
Read , the opening chapters of "Tlie
New Arabian Nightsi".' to-morrcw. 1 1
is one. of Robert ; Louis i Stevenson's
besf productions.- -;; 5 ; , " t'-.---;..":'v(
Monroe's school will be represented
by a base ball team - on the diamond
this year. A meeting for the purpose
,of organizing a team will be held this
evening. . f
Mrs George Gibson of North Main
street and her sister, Miss Nellie Coo
gan, left Saturday evening n a visit
to, her sister. Mrs McLaughlin, of Phil
adelphia. Invitations for the subscription con
cert and promenade which the Scorcher
club will give In Leavenworth, hall on
Thursday night, April ! 16, have just
been issued..:;.- . . : .. . ,,
Special forecast ! for Connecticut:
Partly cloudy to-night; Tuesday partly
cloudy to cloudy, probably with how
ers in northwestern portions; warmer;
light easterly to southerly winds, in
creasing in force.
James Whitty lost his position on ac
count of his connection with the troK
ley matter.' His fellow employes made
things so unpleasant for him at the fac
tory that his foreman thought it better
for all concerned to have him get
through. Such Is the story told by
good authority. ;
A man who does chores about town
with a wagon thinks there is room for
a few more reliable men in that .line
of business in Waterbury. He says a
man might not make it pay at the
start, but. he has no doubt that after a
few t weeks he would find all he could
swing into with half a dozen men and
a similar number of teams. - ; , v
Thef unei-al of Henrietta, daughter
of Mr and Mrs Henry Gass, took place
from the family, residence on Buck's
hill at 1 o'clock: .yesterday. The Rev
Mr Pfeil oftlcia,ted. The floral offer
ings included a pillow inscribed "Hen
rietta," - from Mr '' and Mrs Peld and
Walter Feld; bouquet, Mr and Mrs
Adam Faber; bouquet, Mr and Mrs
Edward Fa ber;' bouquet; Arnold Miller;
wreath. Mr and Mrs Wolff; star, Val
entine Feld. Pallbearers were L. Feld,
W. Feld, W. Wolff, E. Faber. Inter
ment wag in Buck's Hill cemetery.
The condition of Dennis Flaherty of
New Haven andvJohn Gagaln'of New
Britain, who were injured in the wreck
last . week, still remains critical. They
are just holding their own. Joseph
Skelly's condition is much better than
last week. IIe is gradually Improving.
In regard to the Investigation which it
is said Deputy Coroner Pond would
conduct in regard to the collision,
Frank La Plant, telegraph operator at
the Naugatuck station, : stated to-day
that he has not heard a word In regard
to it and he doesu't know when it will
be held.
Read the opening chapters of "Th
New Arabian Nights" to-morrow. It
is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's
best productions. ,
GRADING, Turfing, Trimming, and all kinds or
garden work attended to. Have had many
years of experience in this line of work, being
emoloved at the Conn. Hos&ital for the insane at
Middletown and the Conn. School Tor Boys for
v 12 years. & grandenberger, 413 South Main,
He Counted Them Up And Looked Them Over
The Case Was the Continued One Against the Boys Concerned In
the Trolley Assault Affair-Attorney Durant Denied . f.Sak
ing Promises to the Boys Who Are Said To Have
Confessed-"Oh! You Are Not In Control
tee, Said 0;Neiir-Judge Peasley
Held All Under ?2,000 Each.
StriKe Notes To-day. .
Attorney Joha O'Neill and Prosecu- find ball.'aaid ordered them flstir.t
tor Durant had a very lively tilt Jn the
city court to-day, before Judge Peasley,
while arguing the matter of bonds ia
the continued cases against Erwlu Wok
cott, , William Costello, .James , and
Thomas Quinn, James AVhitty, Joseph
Kelly, Stephen Ball, Michael , Ryan,
Charles Thorpe, Thomas Kenny- and
James Bnnls, who are charged with as
saulting the strike breakers, Merna and
Morrissette, with Intent to murder
them. At first Prosecutor Durant
would have only Wolcott, Costello and
James Quinn bound over. b He was not
ready ; to go on with the other cases
and asked to have them .continued for
thirty, days. Mr O'Neill was not satis
fled, with this arrangement. He was
appointed guardian for all of them, and
he dldnot care to have to come ,to
court whenever the prosecutor wished
to have him. Tlie; same evidence as
was given. In the cases against the
strikers who have been bound over
would apply to these cases, and he
wished -them disposed of. So far as
the. cases .against. Costello and Quinn
were concerned he had nothing to say;
they could be bound over, but as to the
question of a bond h wished to " be
h.eard. He then-said he would have
the other cases against Whitty, Kelly,
Thomas Quinn, Ball, Ryan, Thorpe,
Kenny and Ennis disposed of also. He
did not care to be coming to court every
day and the cases could be disposed of
now as well as later. He wanted the
accused. bound over or discharged. Mr
Duraut said he was not obliged to
state what his reasons were for wish
ing to have the cases put over, and Mr
O'Neill said proMbly he was not, but
the constitution of the statle gave the
accused th right, ito a speedy trjAl. He
did not know if the constitution , had
any rights In the city court or If Mr
Durant cared anything about It, but If
the prosecutor, had any good . rea son
for asking that the cases be adjourned
he could not' object to It being made
public. As for bonds, Mr C-Netll saJd
he would have no trouble in getting a
"bond for all.: ,
Judge Peasley remarked there was
evidence ' nought o bind the ' accused
over if there was no further evidence. "
Mr O'Neill reminded the court that
the complaint was assault with intent
to murder."- i ' A5' "' ,' ' . ' '
. Mr-Durant then asked Mr O'Neill If
he appeared for all the accused In the
relation of guardian ad litum, and Mr
O'Neill said he believed he did, but he
did not know all of his wards.
Mr Meigs, assistant counsel for the
state, thought this was very irregular.
Some of the accused had not been put
to plea and some of them, therefore,
had not been given guardians. , ,
. Mr O'Neill said he did not know who
were his wards and who were not and
then he went among the accused and
found that lie had been appointed
guardian for all of , them . excepting
Wolcott, who is not a minor. The
ages of the" others range from 18 to IS
years. This raised a great deal of
bother from the minds of the prose
cutors'and to see that no mistake
should be made, all were put ; to plea
and all pleaded not guilty. Then came
the tilt between Mr O'Neill and Mr
Durant. ' - ; ; 1
Mr Durant asked that a bond of $2,
000 be imposed in each . case, for it
was taken for , granted, at ? least it
seemed to be so, that each would be
bound over to the superior court.
; Mr O'Neill said that the bond ia the
first, in the cases of , the others who
have been , bound over, was nothing
less than an outrage. It was out of
all proportion to the evidence given."
All of the accused In the cases under
discussion were boys, mere boys, and
what did they do, according to evi
dence? Nothing whatsoever, but went
to see others do something or other,
"have a little fun with the trolleymen,
do something against the law. That Is
what they did," said Mr O'Neill. "I
say," he went on, "that they are kept
here to phase and terrify them; they
are kept here to be bulldozed and
frightened to death. They have been
promised one thing and' another to tell
all they know" " "
"Who made promises?" ejaculated
Mr Durant. "I did not, and you can't
say that I did."
-.. "Oh, you don't run all this. You
are not in control here," said Mr
O'Neill. Then he went on to say that
promises had been made. They were
made by Colonel Burpee, by Detective
Dodds and Lunny. They were told
that if they told all they knew about
this matter thev would get off lightly,
that they would be let out. Now Lim
ny gave bail for them when they were
arrested and he ought to be accepted
now. You want a bond Imposed large
enough to keep them in Jail, where you
can get at, them but we can't. You
want them all to yourself. Now. if
the trolleymen are guilty. T hone thev
will be severely punished, but the get
ting of evidence against them by bull
dozing these boys, scaring them, fright
en'ng.them to death " i"
Mr Durant Interjected somethine
which was lost In the noise, and Mr
O'Neill, reaching over the table, shout
ed : - 4
"Did you hear that your honor? He
said he wanted a bond that would keep
them as witnesses."
Judge Peasley's reply was that there
was probable cause and he would bind
the accused over under bouds of $2,000
each, He gaY toea Xmtll 2 o'clock
in custody meanwhile. Thereupon the;,
were collected and marched Into trie'
police station. - .
There was a hearing this afternoon
before Judge Peasdey in the city court
on the acceptance of bonds. Frank -M.
Kenny, of . Kenny & Balfe, tea dealers
on North Main etreet, and Andrew By
ron, 801 Bank street, gave : ball for
Thomas Kenny. Nellie Asmew of 15 f
Orange etreet gave bail; for William
QosteHo, and - Martha Mcaialson of ;
Wet Main street for Stephen Ball.
Those who wish to ive ball for thft !
others shonld be In the city court tn. :
morrow morning at 9 o'clock whi
Zy 'Sly heard- -The prima '
w;ho will not have secured bail by to
morrow wUi be taken to 3ail In the low
noon. . . , -
fw!! eecurel a bond.' tut
S offl. refused to iml wh
tne 'bondismaol waa. ,
The presence of local, men as s(r;k -.
breakers on the trolley cars i,
atest feature the strike. Some lay
it means that tho -v' . e .a;t
the end of its rx & Ending ei e f
elded to play this card to try to con.
vince the public, that there is So Lg '
aT danger in riding Those who i!Z
Si V 6T ,,!teay lt j8 a "rood
ZJt ttnf questionably Via a
trick or two, because, as no one is with
out his friend the friends of tho lorJ '
?Jf a? jailed upon to ride,
if not by the Influence of; his present e
alone, by free passes. But the ma fo
rty seem to, take it as the approach
the company to the end of its rop i
Mg ?CtIcaI helP' Ther(1 i r
" Wfls far sler to fl
ski led trolleymen some weeks ago thr
It JS tO-da.V.'i Thft ortmo i
' fill i ' ....6 i(iau, ll I
heTi for granted,; will not j rush
wxiere .trouble .prevails, and- when .
does,,hB. wiU remain there onlv urn
i JX5n1 a 8wecter loaf than that lU'
is eating and' an easier and better place
to eat it in. .
; The presence of local men I " on t h
rffnW1106! h& not far. born
results to either give the company auy
eat encouragement-or disseminata
dlscolragement among the : strikers.
The number of people riding has not
exceeded expectations. It was not ex.
pected-.that the cars would remain lu
nored entirely. The calculations of th
strikers have so far not been disrupted.
sA strange rumor was In clrcnlatln-i
this morning. - Part f it is true. It
was that two men who were employed
in the clock factory haye taken posi.
tlons a8 strike breakers. This is th
pau J the rumr that is true. TD-
othef part is that factory foreraen;hav
been enlisted in the Interests of th?
company and are running individual
employment bureaus to. provide afru
for the cars, without relng;,
anyfee for getting them -work. This
malces five local men engaged in tho
workof fighting their fellow citizens tea f
keep doaai wages. . (
. , A policeman ; told the writer la t
evening that the trolley company ha
a list of . twenty-five ' applicants Tor '
work ; There was no means at hand I
this forenoon of inquiring into this re-
port; neither Colonel Bui-pee nor Man- t
ager Sewell could be found.1 Factory '
foremen could give the company con- '
siderable assistance by recommend lu
men to it who applied to them foT
work. It Is said that this is the way
the-' foremen ' are" paying the , company
for the free tickets they have been us
ing all the winter.
f Regarding these free tickets, friends
of the company laugh at the idea. But
the report, nevertheless, is said to be
true. The latest phase came to light
last evening. "A certain official rode to
Waterville the other evening on a paid
fax-e. There .were twelve passengers,
and only two fares were indicated oat ;'
the register. The official, who was not
known to the conductor, asked the lat
ter why h had not rung up fares fo
all the passengers, and the jconductoi
told him In language; that would have
cause his discharge were there , n -strike
on,-to mind bis own buslnea'
Upon reaching Waterville the condnc
tor said that if the "mug" was not too
fresh he would have told him that hs
had orders only to ring up paid fares. -i
There seems to be no change In the
strike situation itself, nor is there an$
further developments from police oCi
clajs expected very soon. This va:
the appearance of the situation thi
forenoon. Detective Rogers and Af
torney Meigs, who seem to be gettUis
deeper Into the contest every day, at
Detective Dodds had a long talk in !r
forenoon. They were evidently disaif
pointed' In not finding Colonel Burp
at his office. . Still there may be dev '
ments at any moment Detective Itf
ers and Sheriff Rigney and James L
ny had a very busy afternoon Saturd
A great many are under the imp .
s ton that a hearing in the lnjuncf
will take place In the local supef
court , this week. In this they are;
tlrely wrong. The Injunction will I
until it is dissolved, no matter how I
that. may be. And the suit again??
strikers and their unions for $21
is returnable to the court on the I
Tuesday in June and after that!
the defense has thirty days in W;
to answer, demur or take-whateve
totlon it pleases.

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