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.VOL. "..XVI, NO. 108.
Trolley Affairs The All Absorb
ing Topic To-Day.
''An Early Morning Session Will Deter
mine Whether There Will Be a
Strike or Not Local Strikers Ask a
Few Questions of , the Alliances It
Also Relates a Few Other Newsy
and Timely, Things.
1iriSirari A rvr U 1.. TllArA Is a
likelihood of 'a trolley strike In this city
T- Krt,-hiT. tnmr'
to-day. There will be a meeting of the
trolleymen's union at 2 o'clock to-inor-
row morning for the consideration of
a t,nn t (ion-
Scut Railway and Lighting Co in
imDorting o many men here to work
on the trolley has aroused the old men
and tfiey now believe mat the company
does not Intend to grant them their re
quests and that the postponement of
the-settlement by the company has
been done only to give the managers
. , ,.: i. . It lrv r man tlirt I
i wiw... " Vp,",.:
car In case, of a , strike. J-iieie
isj a
feeling of discontent apparent
' . t A- .1 JM OTltT nf
.among tnemen io-uy u--j -
them fl.more tnan-injOTea oecaue
tuey.Muere xne wue'J"u' "
meant to be sincere, but was hoidin
them off for purposes of their own
Thev assert now that the request 101 i.
,delay by the1 company was 'to prepare
to send in men who would De reaoy to
take tneir places uomu iurjr -
strike. At the meeting last evening ui
,fho BrideeDort Business Men's associa
tion- no action" was idKen' to prevent
; the strike, although such action was
, The attention of sympathizers with
the local striKe ana an nienincrs ot or-
- ganized labor is now. directed on
r Bridgeport where it will be known
probably this evening whether or not
rTU Ha oti-lfro thoro
This afternoon Manager Sewell went to
Bridgeport with the answer or the
board of directors to the men's de
mands. ! To-morrow ; morning, accord
Ing to program, the men should hold a
meeting to consider this answer, but
rs Manager Sewell will place the
Answer in the men's hands this even
Ing, it is supposed the meeting will be
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neia late to-nignt ana tne result win oe
known '
: rnTnuBi Ttnmop en!,! .,in
i inff thpt t)m w?n u iia
kdded "if the men are reasonable."
FTa nflmittori ho ua tQTxr -i,o
We, k jaak ,1
Vnakfl it-known. He was
the . information contained in the
' Bridgeport papers on the matter and
the number of new men, about 100
they say has been brought to town by
the company and he replied that he did
not believe there were that many. He
could not exnlain. he said, hecsmse it
was in hia nrovlnre aa cohtiraI for thP
companv. whv local men were not m-
vxveA aa annpsir
custom, if not the rule, of .-,th pom-
pany. -'
" Speaking on this the Bridgeport
Standard says:
"Ihere was a conference early this
morning of a number of local trolley-
men and it is agreed that the situation
here is assuming a more serious aspect.
"Just at the time when it appeared
as if. the officials and the men -would
come to an arnica Die settlement the I
' , . . . ... .' .. i
bringing in here of stuaneers
"break' in" on the several divisions
has naturally excited. the suspicions of
. . I
the men. i
"The employes arcue that if the com-
pany was not preparing. for and ex-
pectingi trouble they would she the
preference to BridizeDort men manv of
.whom have asked for employment.
"That they prefer to go outside and
bring in strangers concerning whom
little if anvthine is known is pnnaH n0,i
by the men as an indication that the
company prefer to be eauinned wfFli
Btrangers rather than Bridirenort mm.
1 feeliner. no doubt, that mitKirUr Wftw
.be less inclined to sympathize with the
local men in event of a strike beine de-
xne situation may be Said to be
more critical to-day than at auv time
since the negotiations between the of-'
ncers and the men begun."
The strikers' executive committee is
sued the following statement this af
ternooh: . J . ,
"This is our ninety-fifth day out on
, .strike, and we have a grist of interest
! ing news to give out to the public.
I "There is more work to be done by
i those local merchants who have held
meetings to take action on boycotting.
Despite the fact that laboring men like
, ourselves are and always have been
the mainstay and support and enrich
; pent of those merchants, they saw fit
to band, themselves together, that is
aome of them did. and decided to ride
on the cars. Thu. they said, the bov
rotting will be broken "up and we have
saved our country. Those gentlemen
"tondly proclaime'd that they were not
unfriendly to labor. Thev simnlv took
the action they did to show their disap
proval of intimidation of any kind and
to prove that here Is a country where
men could do as they saw fit without
. fear or favor.
."Now. gentlemen of the alliances.
here Is a chance for you to show your
sincerity in your-statement that you
i were simply banded together to crush
.' - nut Intimidation. A local paner as
I published the statement that th Wa
4'tbury Clock Co hired a man and then
( -discharged him because they ascer
i talned he had worked on the cars 'and
; beloneed to our union. What do yon
rail that? Tntimidation? We shr-nM
j sav if was deserving of a severer title.
Again, gentlempn of the alliances, we
v were informed this noon that lust be
I fore the employes of the New England
;. Watch Co left the factory to-day at 12
. o'clock, word was sent out from the
" office that any employe who rod"? on
the' union 'buses vonld be dtschargpk'l.
Think of that, gentlemen of th ajli-
ances. and cinzens or warernury: Aim i
... W ... I A ... I
this Is the factory that formerly gave:
the employes fifteen minutes extra at
noon to enable them to walk tojheir
homes if they did not see ht to nue.
Where has the pressure been brought
How long will the people of Water-
bury and of the state stand the imposi
tions of corporation greed.' We nave
seen our rill of it here in Waterbury
since the strike, but we were given a
further example in Harttord yesieraaj.
A bill was before the committee where
by cities could impose taxes upon trol-
ley compailieS
who occupied then
And does It seem possible to
believe? From, the state at large only
two neoole aoneared In favor of the
Dill. aiUev weie
Mayor Kilduft am
Attorney Kellogg of this city. They
didn't say a word, however, lhey
oon discoveredjh.t would have been
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mittee room, arrayed against them
they found a score or so of the brainiest
lawyers in the state They were oo
poration counsels. The bto tax the
trolley companies is on its death-bed.
i "We have seen nothing in any or tne
papers about a shooting gallery in the
central office of the trolley company.
Perhaps there isn't any. Neither have
we seen anything .about Superintendent
Wales shooting a portion bt his hand
of last evening. The affair seems
shl.nt , ,at(lT. oithmiffli lit is
k ' Va doctor, was showing a
Portion of his knuckle about town last
lagt The detectiveg are said
to be working on the case, but so far
hnplTM avt, w nrM(,nt ne-ainst
Wrolmm as a result of the
- , . , i
- nVefl0. bnt tf ... jmust be
the tnat ig circuiatmg fake
stories about our men riding on the cars,
going to work in pairs, etc, etc. There
is about as much truth in any of those
rumors as that. Supreintendent Wales
applied lor admission into our union.
By 1,J vay, some of the men under
Mr Wales at the present time are more
than anxious to .loin our ranks. The
occupations are repulsive to many of
them, but -we have so far not admitted
any of them into our local.
dv tue Uiue e issue vur utAi aiflic-
1T J.1 J.S ' . - av4- nf-ft-tsv
mf.nt w.may be abl: to g'Ve t-s?Jn
in Bridgeport.
" 'Buses will e on hand to-night to
take visitors to Father Traynor's fair."
Is it true that the bosses in some of
the shops have informed their hands
that they; will, be discharged if, they
iAfiriMo n fra In 1 ' miCioc nP fl HTftmn-
""'"" " -
biles? This is what is being said on
the streets, but. It will have to oe weii
substantiated before the public will be-
ueve u ims isgomg a fv "u-
than tne U'oney company itseit nas
gone. W hy. if it be true, we'll nave to
have another injunction. Why not
,ooe OI. lue arcfiam1' . iyuL11
sJaiiaP broken some, iiwa.tlns
morning and everyone is asking who
did lt- The mattei" nas become of sucll
moment that two detectives have been
assigned to clearing up the ' mystery,
detectives lvennaugn and u uorman
Early this morning when people were
soihg to work in the factories it is be
lieved the lamp was all right. It was
ut reported broken until the trimmer
got around to it this forenoon. A num
ber of men who were in the neighbor-
hood say that when he touched it part
of the glass fell to the ground and they
are ui iju upiuiuu ma,i il was not uro-
ton nn-f-11 -fV rvt-i
uver-entuusiasnc advocates or 'tne
trolley company appear to have carried
their advocacy of the company's rights
4-' 4- J4- 1 Jil, I
luu 1U1 tu BUlL BumB vwjiw,. wim lug
result that many who took no notice
of the strike at the beginning have how
made up their minds that the strikers
1 1 i j. J J. J . l
are nu rigut aiiu yvaiit io see mem iu
They claim that if boycotting is un
American on the part of the strikers,
they cannot see how it can be Ameri
rcau When resorted to by others, and
have come to the conclusion that
ne3ther Party i observing the rules of
war .and feel that they cannot . take
smes one way or tne otner. it is cer
tair that there is no appreciable in
case in the number of people riding
on the cars and conservative citizens
aim that there will iot be until it is
settled in some way satisfactory to the
iJeyin 1L UUL o me siruvers. .out set-
before the company has the patronage
it enjoyed before the strike, for large
numbers of people have now become
accustomed to doing business on the
old plan and find that riding was more
of a habit than necessit and as no
body has much money to spare, all, will
find other, and, more profitable invest
ments for their nickels than turning
them over for something which the
can afford to go without. A girl who
works in a store in thecenter savs she
can pay the premium on si $1,000. In
surance policy on her mother for what
she has been paying for fares on-the
trollev cars, although she doesn't live
over fifteen minutes' walk from her
work. She got into the habit of riding
and thought she couldn't get there on
foot, but since, the strike started she
has footed it and finds that it pays.
Wife of Professor at Rutger's College
Jumped Overboard.
New York, April 15 Little doubt is
entertained here that Mrs Martha Ham
ilton Breazeale, wife of William E.
Breazeale, associate professor of math
ematics in Rutger's college, committed
suicide by jumping overboard from .the
Joy line steamer Tremont in the mid
die of Long Island sound Monday night.
Trof Breazeale and his brother-in-
law, R. W. Prentiss, were at the Joy
line pier to-day. when the Tremont ar
rived. They identified the hat, cloak
and other articles left in the cabin of
the Tremont by a woman who gave
the name of Mrs Brown, and who is
believed to have jumped overboard
from the toilet room window, as hav
ing belonged to Mrs Breazeale.
Mr Prentiss said : - "There is no ques
tion that the woman . who disappeared
from the boat was Mrs Breazeale. The
letter received by her husband Mon
day said that her body would be found
in Long Island sound.'
Mrs Breazeale was suffering from ill-
health and melancholia.
lyas a Millionaire Manufacturer
of Seymour.
Was in This City Yesterday Attending
to Business The Dead Man Was
One of the Best Known Citizens of
the State Had Served as Congress
man and as State Representative
Sayeral Times.
Ansonia, April 15 After a sudden
and severe illness of only twenty min
utes, death has claimed at. his home
the lion Carlos French millionaire man
ufacturer and foremost citizen of Sey
mour, and one of the most prominent
and best known men in the state. He
spent the greater part of yesterday in
Waterbury and shortly after his ar
rival home last night he was seized.
with heart failure. For many years
he was one of the leading democrats of
the state and several times was named
for the nomination for governor, but
always declining the, honor. He was
a member of the fiftieth congress ana
representative to the legislature several
times. " He was one of the wealthiest
manufacturers in the Naugatuck val
ley, tie was prominently connected
with many of the leading manufactur
ing interests. He was director and
stockholder in the N. Y., N. H. and H.
railroad and also in the Colonial Trust
Co of Waterbury. He was president
and treasurer of the Fowler Nail Co
and other concerns. He was 0 years
of age and leaves a widow and one
son, Raymond French.
The President Has Not Fired a Shot-
He Is Returning to Headquarters.
CINNABAR, Mont., April 15 Presi-
lent Roosevelt has broken camp and is
llowly working tiis way to Major
Pitcher's headquarters at Fort Yellow-
Itone. He is expected to arrive at Yan
cey's today and to reach the fort some
time tomorrow. , He will remain there
one day and then will start for Norris,
where the geysers are.
There is a good deal of snow between
the fort and Norris, and the. engineer
corps is at work opening the road.
Word received from the president is to
the effect that he is in the best of
health and thoroughly enjoying his out
ing. In1 addition to horseback riding, he
takes long walks over the mountain
trails.. . . :' ,, .
Notwithstanding reports to the con
trary, tnepresiaent nas not nrea a enot
at a moUntain lion and haa no Intention
nf . n it i tHmM .that -there
-re no of these animal in the Dark.
and they are killing large quantities of
deer" and elk." : A' determined effort is
being made to -exterminate them,, and
Buffalo", Jones, the game warden of
the park, with his scouts, is slaying
them on every possible occasion. Mr.
Jones has offered to round up a lion or
two for the president to shoot at, but
the latter has declined the offer.
The weather continues to be all that
could be desired.
The party left at Cinnabar are hav-
ing , a . good .time fishing and riding
through the country.
i tnivi rnr ircc wv vu
nnrwuiSTRtt N. Y.. Anril 15. Chief
pine Tree of the Tu3carora tribe was
v.v.iv.. 0
to oust him. He rested on the fact that
he started the Kansas land claims
agaiwst the government which result
ed in , th e , distribution of 12,000,000
among the Six Nations. The ballot
stood 31 to IT. His civilized name is
Elias Johnson. -.
Kansas Prosperous.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 15. The bans
deposits of Kansas now amount to
$3,000,000 more than any previous high
water mark, according to the quarterly
statement of Kansas banking lnstitu
tlons issued by Bank Commissioner
Albauffh. The deposits are now more
than $90,000,000, or more than $60 for
every man,- woman and child In the
Mk. Hooker Sails For Rome.
NEW YORK, April 15.-Mgr. Fred
erick Z. Rooker, for the past eight
years secretary of the papal delegation
here and who has recently been named
as bishop of Nueva Caceres in the
Philippine Islands, will sail tomorrow
for Rome, where he will be conse
crated bishop some time next month.
Hotel Porter's Wireless Telegraphy.
I have just made a discovery,
knowledge of which may be of con
siderable value to travelers and tour
ists. It is that there exists among
hotel porters on the continent a sys
tem of wireless telegraphy by which
the characteristics of a visitor in the
matter of tips are communicated
from one hotel to another. The me
dium of communication is the hotel
label pasted on the visitor's luggage,
and the code is formed by varying
the angle at which the label is placed.
In one position the label means that
the guest is worth cultivating and
may be relied on for liberal ac
knowledgment of services rendered; m
another that special attention be
stowed upon him will be entirely
wasted: How far the system prevails
I cannot say, but I am satisfied that
it exists. Travelers, therefore, who
find themselves treated in the hotels
thev visit should lose no time in
cleaning the labels off their trunks..
London Truth.
Ills Predicament.
Pa"rker What's wrong? You seem
Streeter I am. I wrote two notes
one to my broker, asking if he took
me for a fool, and the other to Miss
Golding, asking her if she would be
mine. While I was out somebody tele
phoned "Yea," and 1 don't know which
of 'em it was. Answers.
House To-Day Voted to Adhere to
Its Former Action.
Hartford, April 15. The compul
sory vaccination light caime up ih the
(house to-day again on the receipt of
the action of the senate rejecting the
repeal bilL Last week the house vot
ed to reject the report of the commit
tee, which was against the repeal,
thus taking the opposite action to the
senate. The house voted to-day to
adhere to its former action and sent
a committee of conference to the sen
ate. A bill providing that every town
having a valuation of less than $o00,
000 may annually receive from the
state $25 for each child In order to
assist the smaller towns to support
the district towns if the town, has not
already expended for sehoolg a tax of
not less than four, mills on its grand
list. This bill was feassed.
The senate will hold no session to
morrow as the members 'will attend
in a body tho ship launching at Now
Went Off in Catboat on Monday Af ter
noon With Friend.
New Haven, April 15. Nothing had
been heard thi.s morning of Lester C.
Barton of Chicago, the Yale freshman
who has been missing since Monday
afternoon, When he went with a friend
for a sail in the harbor. The identity
of his friend, who is supposed to have
been a fellow student, has not been
learned. It is known that Barton in
tended to return to the University Mon
day evening, and it is feared that the
boat capsized. '
The boat, which they hired from
James1 A. Austin, was an eighteen-foot
catboat, .named the TTnio. According
to Mr Austin, the young men Intended
simply to take a sail in the harbor, but
late Monday afternoon a. craft answer-,
lag the description of the Unio was
seen laboring in the heavy sea off Mil
ford. Last night the owner of the boat
made a trip along shore to Bridgeport
in search of the missing boat, but was
unable to find any trace of her. . He
fears that the Unio capsized and that
the men have bien lost, although he
says the boat.wa a seaworthy one and
hafT twice made the trip to Boston and
Classmates of Barton were endeavor
ing to-day to ascertain the name of his
companion. The fact that many men
are absent for the Easter recess, how
ever, makes it difficult to determine his
identity. Beyond the fact tht he was
tall and wore a red striped sweater,
the description given by the boat owner
is meaere. Efforts were made tnis
morninir to -get some news of the boat
hv communicating with points aiong
the Connecticut, and Long Island shores
of the Sound, i . '
Baseball Out of the Question in This
New York, April 15. The National
league wasi scheduled! to open the
baseball season to-day with games in
St Louis and BMladelphia, Chicago
playing dn the foraner city and Boston
in Philadelphia. Tihus the followers
of the gaime hoped to 'gather a f ew
lines on the conditions of the eastern
land wiestern irepresentatlivles of tha
old league. The enthusiasts of the
metropolis have to wait a day longer
for their opening game, the first game
of the season in New York having
been set for to-morrow, when the old
(rivals, the Brooklyn and the New
Yorks, will make their initial appear
ance of the yesr at the Polo grounds
It was well that a later day was set,
tho weather condition's Siere being
such that baseball would be out 1 of
the question to-day.
Tihe American league teams have a
week longer : for practice, their season
not opening until April 20, when Phil
adelphia plays two games in Boston.
The other teams of the league do not
take the field funtil tihe 22d, -and the
first game on the new grounds in New
York is set if or April 30. Work on
these grounds is now proceeding stead
ily. ; . -: : :
The Eastern league will start its
serious work on April 30, and the New
iorK state league on May 8. By that
time, too, the western season will
'have opened and from ocean to ocean
the American national game will be
in lull swing.
Differences With American Bridge Co
May Be Arbitrated.
New York, April 15 It is Iearne(
that President Buchanan, of the Inter
national Association of Bridge Sfruc
rural iron Workers, has declared off
the strikes Involving 5,000 men against
the American Bridge Co, pending a
settlement of the differences by arbi
tration, , ,
The strikes ordered were for the
recognition of the international asso
ciation in this city, Albany, Buffalo,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburg,
Chicago and other places.
A representative of the American
Bridge Co is quoted as saying that, al
though the company had not as yet re
ceived a visit from a local arbitration
board since the holding of the last re
cent arbitration conference, he expect
ed the strike to be soon settled.
A Doc's Fidelity.
The proverbial fidelity of the dog is
illustrated in a story which comes from
England. Among the daily crowd of
early morning bathers in Queensmere
pond, Putney Heath, was a boy escort
ed by a faithful little Irish terrier. It
was the custom of the dog, while his
master took his dip, to 6it on the edge
of the lake and keep watch over his
clothing. The little terrier was no
ticed long after the bathers had gonet
patiently keeping' guard. For more
than five hours he lay there. The next
day told, the story of hfe solitary watch,
when the dead body of his young mas
ter was recovered from the lake. He
had been seized with a fit, and his feeble
cries for help'were smothered by the
myriad voices of the merry-making
bathers. Golden Davs.
Shot Through Left Hand While
Cleaning a Rifle. '
Great Excitement . Around Trollev
. Headquarters in Exchange Place
Last Night Uuless Blood Poisoning
Sets In the Superintendent WiRNot
Be Laid Off Very Long.
It was reported about town last
night that a sihooting. affray took
place at the office of the trolley, com
pany an Exchange place in wnieu
Superintendent Wales wraa seriously
wounded and was in a dying condi
tion. To give color to the rumor one
of the strike breakers was seen run
ning about the city hall building in
quiring (for Dr Poore, but appeared
too moich excited to tell' what he
Vanted Mm for. The man entered
the board of public works meeting
and on, learning that the physician
was not there but that he might find
Mm at the meeting of the board of
public safety, lie, made a wild dasii
into the street and reached the city
ihiall corridor in double quick time.
While there was some trouble, it was
by no imeans as serious as reported,
the trouble being occasioned by an un
ruly revolver which exploded while
Mr Wales was cleaning it. A bullet
passed .through the palm of tihe super
mtendent's left hand, shattering the
Joint of his little finger and, continu
ing it course, came dangerously near
entering mis left side eloss to the
aieart Dr Poore. was found . at the
meeting of the board of publlr safetv
and dressed the wound. -ft was found
iwwss'iu-y to remove a rcortlnn of thp
bone. Tho physician A W6SI nnf an
ticipate- any seriousi results. thnnrn.
cases of blood poisoning to such cases
are very commonr Mr Wales was
pretty, well seared ovr the attain h,i,t
jjui things consideredi heweht through
cue waeai nte -a real soldier.
Frederick Joseph, the six-weAks-niri
son of Mr and Mrs John T. McNiff of
Washington streetdied to-dav. Tim
funeral will take place tomorrow af
ternoon. The High school debatino- team nrm.
Bisuiig or jsenjamm Iairbrother, James
Turley and John Gaff ney will go to
Bridgeport about the middle of Mav
participate in a debate with the Girls'
team of the Bridgeport High school, i
List of 'letters remaininar nnlaimewi
in the postoffiee: Miss Eunice Barber,
Abrah R. Badger. Mrs Martha fl
Miss Nellie Cormery (2.) Jerrv Donol
k,i -u-uss -anna jonnson, Miss Mar
euicb ixuiuiKau, lurs n rea i.reisrpi' i
C. Laymond, William J. Morrissy, Mrs
Auie ooutn, airs Hi mm a E. Wood.
The debate which was to have he
held by the Alumni association of St
Mary s school in the Mulcahy Memorial
building last night was nostoonerr un
til Friday night owing to the inclement
weather. The debate will he. on tho
subject "Resolved, that the name of
Lincoln is the greatest in American
history." The speakers will be as fol
lows: Affirmative,. George Coyle, Jo
sephine wall, Jennie Freney: negative
Joseph Havican, Catherine Casey and
donn Jiayden.
Julia, the f ourteen-years-old daugh
ter Frank Graber, the South Main
street shoemaker ' and bird fancier,
who has been missing from her home
for the past three weeks, was found
last, night in Hartford by Policeman
Hart. At first she tried to conceal her
name and claimed that she belonged in
New Haven, but she finally Owned up
The reason she gave for leaving home
was that her father would notallow
her to remain out late at night. The
authorities notified her father and he
went there to-day and brought the girl
At a meeting of the senior clasg of
the High school yesterday afternoon
Principal S." W. Wilby announced that
a board of directors had been appoint
ed to make arrangements for the publi
cation of the class work, which - will be
entitled "The Tattler." The. board
consists of Clifton Heaton, Nathan
Rockwood, William Slavin,' Walter
Dallas and Clarence Gardner.. Arnong
the contributors to the book will be
the Misses Sadie Keenan, Margaret
Hartnett, Ella Kilmartin and Miss
Metheney. The members of the class
who desired to write articles for the
book wrere invited to do so and if I their
articles meet with the favor of the di
rectors they will be published. , It was
also announced that the marks of the
various members would be made up by
May 1 and then it would receive di
plomas. The class election wil be held
shortly after.
, Waterbury is surely having its share
of strikes. On Monday twenty em
ployes of the rolling mill of the Bene
diet & Burnham Manufacturing com
pany went on strike because their re
quest for $1.50 a day was refused, and
yesterday about fifteen young men who
worked in Foreman Thunberg's room
in the Scotill Manufacturing company.
struck because they . were unable to
make more than fifty cents a day, and
to-dav at 1 o'clock twenty young men
ranging from the age of from 16 to 20
years, who have been in the depart
ment of the' Scovill Manufacturing
company which Charles Monzain of 27
wall street has charge, went on strike
because they were refused an increase
of wages from 75 cents to $1 a day,
On last Monday the young men asked
for the increase of wages from John
Lackie. who is on of the under bosses
in the department. He told them to
wait for a short time and he would see
about it. This afternoon about
o'clock they again ' requested the in
crease of wages. This time they were
informed that the increase would not
be granted and that the men could de
part if they did not wish to work for
the wages. As one of the boys re
marked they were told "Get out Ifyou
don't want to work for 75 cents." And
they got oat, every one of the twenty
young asea.
he Democrat Has Had An Average Daily Circulation Of Nearly
5,000 For The Past Three Months.
The Democrat is not in the
habit of blowing or brag
ging about it's circulation,
forthe reason that it has not
in recentyears found it nec
essary. The up-to-date mer
chants and business men
have longsince learned that
it is at least as good an ad
vertising medium as any in
the city, and many of them
have no hesitation in pro
nouncing it the very best.
If we didn'thave the circu
lation this would not be so.
The Democrat still main
tains its claim to fully as
many readers In the city as
any other paper published1
here. In the outlying dis
tricts our circulation may
not be so large. For the
benefit of advertisers and a
few doubting Thomases we
present the following sworn
statement for 3 months
ending Saturday, April 11.
- - 4,485
- - 4,779
Average for 3 months
State of Connecticut, County of. New
Ulaven, ss, -Waterbury.
I, Cornelius ,Maloney of- Waterbury,
New Haven county, Connecticut, pro
prietor of the Waterbury Evening
Democrat, being duly sworn, do de
pose and say as follows: '
The average daily circulation of the
said Waterbury Evening Democrat
from" January 12, 1903, to the present
time was as follows: For January,
4,485; for February, 4,779; for March,
4,998, and for April 5,144. A daily
average circulation of 4,851.
'Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 15th day of April, 1903.
Justice of the Feace. .
Who Will Represent Foresters at Con
vention in New Britain.
The chief topic of interest among''
Foresters in this city at the present
time is the grand court convention
vention by 39 delegates-1 more than
any other city in ine state. Bridge-
arranged! to hold the convention in
this city, but owing to the lack of
hotel accommodations it was decided
to hold (it in New Britain.- Water
bury . will! be represented! in. the con
vention) by 3 delegates 13 more than
any 'other city n, the state. Bridge
port will have 26 delegates'. This
city. will also (have several candidates
in the field for important office?. W.
C. Kleinecke will seek a re-nomina
tion as grand secretary, while James
Freney will try to capture the omee
of sub-chief ranger. There will be
two or three candidates1 for the posi
tions of delegate to the national con
vention. The local delegates to .tne
state convention are a loiiows: ioun
Fruitf ul Vine, No 8, P. J. Cavanaugh,
P. M. Bagley; Court Hancock, No 24,
Luke Dowling, M. J. Keefe; Court
Wolf Tone, No 28, D. F. Kelly, F. T.
Smith; Court Shields, No 29, A. J.
Stein. Alfred Dow; Court S. J. Meany,
No 37, James Crean, M. J. Kelly, J.
J. Connolly ; Court Falcon',' No 44, ' W.
C. Kleinecke, Daniel O'Neill, Maurice
Griffin; Court Linden, No 75, ,,T. S.
Worsley, T. F Fitzgerald; Court Vigi
lant, No 80, John McNulty; Court
Welch, No 84.' Thoma McMahon;
Court Martin Hellmann No 86, James
Clifford, R. L. Weiss, Patrick Ken
drick; Court Rose HIM, No 91, John
Barry, William Manahan; Court
America, No 98, H. C. Still man, W.
S. iMosgrove; Court Acme, No 104, D.
J. Murphy;. Court E. R. Crosby, No
120, Jamies Madden, W. B. Darby;
Court R. F. PQielan, No 122, P. H.
McKiernan, T M. Sullivan, William
Fitzpatrick: Court Oregon, ' No 138,
George McDonald, C W. Bagley, Pat
rick Courtney; Court Richard Wag
ner, No 139. W. II. Sie'fen; Court
ChampLiin, No 146, R. L. Brand?ly,
J. A. Rienveniie; Court "D. B. Hamil
ton-. No 147, F. J. Debischopp; Court
Guiseppi Verdi, No 151, R. A Bigniml.
the case Dismissed.
Not .Enough Evidea 'e to Hold Mark
Holmes for Manslaughter. .j
Bridgeport, April l.! The case of
Mark Holmes, the fvaiig prize light
rr, charged with man-laiglitir he
cnisi ot the death o; Joseph Steirkcs
of New Haven from the effects of In
juries received in a boxing bout with
Holmes on March SI, was dismissed
in the city court this morning. Judge
Comley nolled! the case. The state
was unable to secure evidence which,
would warrant a conviction. The of
ficials of the East End club, - where
the bout was held, and the seconds
were also dismissed.
Several Tersons Injured in Trolley By
Flying Glass.
New York, April 15. In an accident
on Brooklyn bridge to-day several per
sons were badly cut by flying glass.
A pole projecting from a runaway
truck struck a bridge train filled with
people and ripped along the side of the
cars sending. a shower of glass among
the passengers . ' 1
During the excitement following the
panic several persons were caught in a
crush and seriously hurt. They were
v removed In ambulances to hospitals.
6,000 WHO PAY.
The cash receipts from circulation
of the Waterbury Republican during
February, 1903, were the highest in
the history of the newspaper. The
amount 'was $1,541.95. For March
the circulation receipts jwere only
slightly behind, $1,504.15. When it
is considered that February" was a
month crowded with stirring events,
and that there were receipts of over
$150 from extra editions, .the record
for the uneventful month of March is
still better. It is the real high water
mark." .;; ' ' .' . - .. -: - '.'',"'.':'
Of. the Republican's average edi
tion of' 6,000 copies,, one-fourth or
1,500, copies is sold direct to city
subscribers at 2 cents a copy. The
rest of the edition is, sold to dealers
or carriers, or to the agents who han
dle the out-of-town subscribers at
the Wholesale rate of 1 cent acopy.
If we take the circulation receipts,
for March and separate them on this
basis, one-fourth at the retail rate of
two cents, and three-fourths at the
wholesale rate of 1 cent, and figure
up the number of readers required
to make up the total of $1,504.14 ac
tually received, we find ' - . - 1 ,
That during the month of 'March,
1903, 5,250 people bought the Repub
lican every day and paid for it.
- This 5,250 does not take account
of accounts not collected on March
31.-' '.,;':-v;
The aotual paid circulation of the
Republican Is considerably. , in ex
cess of 5,500 copies daily, which is
what we guarantee to advertisers.
The actual circulation is 6,000 copies
In Waterbury, Naugatuck and Un
ion CItv. Watertown, Oakville,
Thomaston, Torrington, Woodbury,
Seymour and Beacon Falls, Prospect
and Middlebury ; more copies of. the
Republican are read than of any
other Waterbury newspaper. More
copies are delivered to homes and
postoffiee boxes in these towns than
of any other Waterbury newspaper.
Proofs of tjhe above statement may
be had in the books of the Republi
can (the only set kept) which may be
seen by any man for the asking.
Waterbury Republican, April 14.
Located To-day at the. Locust Grove
. ' Excursion. Dock, Long Isiand.
New York, April 15. The steam pf ;
John H, Starin of the Starlh Transpor- "
tation company, the non-arrival of
which at New Haven had caused so ,
much anxiety to friends of the passen
gers and crew, was locatea to-aay at
the Locust Grove excursion dock in
Huntington Bay, Long Island. The
Starin left here at 9 o'clock Monday
night and should have reached New
Haven early yesterday morning. She
put into Huntington last night. There
were thirty passengers on the steamer,
several of whom walked to Northport
to-day and took a train for New York.
. The steamer continued on her trip
to New Haven. ' ..-
, Three of' the passengers, W. S.
Frampton of New York, J. S. Corcoran i
of New Haven and F. J. Burns of Wa
terbury, walked to Northport, arriving :
last night. They covered the ten miles
with great difficulty and were almost
exhausted when they 4 reached their "
, This afternoon a party of studenti
chartered a tug with the intention of
searching for the boat along the Long
Island, shores. It has been learned
that Barton's companion was probably
William Mason Duncan of Russeilville,
Ky. Y.y - '-
South Norwalk, April 15.-r-It was
learned later that the vessel was the
Middletown of the Hartford line. She
appears to be east-bound and carrying
both passengers and freight.. The
steamer is perfectly .safe, and will
probably proceed when the weather
abates. .
Delegates Represent People of France,.
Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Rome, April 15. The - congress of
the Latin people wa solemnly inaug
urated at tihe capitol today. The
delegates claim to represent the peo-
pies of France, Italy, Spain and Por-.'
itugal, the various Balkart states and1
th whole of Central aid South' Amer
ica, aggregating 165,000,000 souls. Sig
nor Nasi, minister of public instruc
tion, delivered! a speech designed to
show that the congress was not in
tended as a threat to other races and
that its-object wa9 merely to "defend
the Latin world against the advance
of other peoples wishing to conquer
the -globe."
M. Chanmie, French minister ot
public instruction, said the union of
the Latiin race must be along the
paths of peace andi the diffusion of
The Brazilian delegate, Senor
Araaha, spoke of the Latin tendencies
.of 'South,- America. '
The Argentine, minister, who was
prevented from being present, tele
graphed' his acceptance In the name of
hiis government of all the decisions of
the congress. - :
Son of Wealthy Parents Shot Himself
at Sharon.
Sharon, Mass, April 15. Nightingale
Phillips, son of one of one of the most
prominent families here died from a
self-inflicted shot wound to-day. Phil
lips, who was 21 j-ears old, participated
in a reception given by his mother
rrS sister last nierht. He wns In otpoI.
! lent spirits and retired late, apparently
I happy and without a care. No causa
j for his act is known

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