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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. SHAMROCK III A Squall Dismasted the Racer This Morning:. SIR THOMAS WAS INJURED. One 7 the Crew Was Drowned and 'several Others Were Swept Over board Sir Thomas Had a Close Call As He Was In the Act of Tak ing a Binocular Glass , From the Man That Was Drowned. Weymouth, Bug, April 17. Sir Thomas Lipton's new challenger for the America's cup was dismasted In' 'a quail to-day, shortly after leaving this harbor preparatory to another trial pln with the Shamrock Her mast, as It fell over the side, cai'ried several of the crew, and all the gear and can vas overboard. One man was drowned and . several persons, .including ." Sir Thomas , who was knocked down a hatchway were bruised or otherwise Injured , ; ;." : ' ' v The man who was drowned' was a br6ther-tn-law of Captain Wringe. He was handing a binocular glass to Sir Thomas at the' time he was swept overboard. One of Sir Thomas's hands was Injured, but not seriously. The yachts maneuvering in the roadstead, under mainsails, jibs, fore sails and gaff . topsails . prior to the start. A strong northeast breeze was blowing, but there was nothing , in the nature of a gale.' Thol)oats seem Pd to carry their racing sails well as they fetched out from the shelter , of the breakwater, the Shamrock III lead ing on a tack out seaward, apparently with the intention of testing the strength of the wind outside. The breeze had just weight enough to keep vber lee rail lipping. 1 " Before the start Sir Thomas Lipton, FamousvBritisti. Merchant and Owner of ' .; i v , -. . y-v , Ratsey, the1 satlmaker and-'' Colonel. Sherman Crawford, vice commodore of the Royal Ulster Yacht club, board ed the challenger, which made a mag nificent picture, as under her cloud of canvas she drove past Nothe Head. . The Erin had taken up a position to send the boats away, round a triaiigu Tar; course, and everything seemed to promise a fine race. ''The Shamrock III then made a short board on the point, tack, dragging through a heavy squall vith her lee decks ayash. At about 10:40 a. m. when nearly a , mile off cthore, she went about on the starboard tack, to stand up to crossing the line, when a sudden gust of wind, sweeping out of Weymouth bay, struck the yacht tnd completely dismantled her. The yacht's decks were crowded with Sir Thomas Lipton's guests, officers and men and it seemed impossible that the disaster was not attended by serious loss of life. The . weather rigging screws or ner main shrouds gave way and her mast carried away, close to the deck, and' wlth .it went sails "grinding in a confused mass of wreckage. As the . shrouds gave way the .imnieuse steel tubular mast swayed for a frac tion of a second and went overboard, creating general havoc as it went. So sudden was the caln'mlty that the yacht lay wrecked and helpless, before those on board of her well realized what had happened. Fortunately most of the tremendous weight of the gear fell clear of be deck, a otherwise the disasters must have been multiplied ten fold. As it was only one life was lost, that of a member of the crew named Collier, a brother-in-law of Captain Wringe. Collier at the moment of the accident, was handing a binocular glass to Sir Thomas Lipton and still had the glass In his hand when he was . struck by some of the tumbling gear and knocked overboard. The rattle of Mocks and wire ropes on the m,etal fleck of, the boat drowned all other Bounds for the time. . The lull which followed was broken by a sharp order from Captain Wringe to get away a boat. The captain's , self-possession spurred the crew to in stant action and a boat was put over board, manned and started in search of Collier. Boats were also dropped from the Shamrock I and Erin , and in couple of minutes these were all head lug for the scene of the accideut Collier, however, never reappeared. .A nuni er of others were injured by fall ing gear but none was seriously hurt Sir .Thomas Lipton was knocked down a hatchway and one of his hnnds was Injured but not seriously. Clearing away, the wreckage was quite a difficult task, owing to the na ture of the spars and gear. The Erin ; passed a line to the wrecked yacht and ptood by her to give all the aid neces f sary. - , - Sir Thomas, who was extremely dis trussed by the fatality and the injury o tle. yacht, said In an interview that the affluent occurred absolutely with out warning, and much quicker than .fi'hen t' be Shamrock II was similarly dismast ed in the Solent. Just f IS a race between the Shamrock II, the Shamrock I and the Sypharlta tras be 'ng started in the Solent, off BouUiaJLopton, England, May 22, 1001, IN HARD LUCK. a sudden squall struck the yachf broadside on. The topmast .of the Shamrock II was carried away and then heir mainmast went by the board, arrying all her sails with it and leav- ng ner practically a wrecu. me Shamrock 1 was also considerably dam- ged. No one was injured on board either of the yachts, but King Edward, who was on the Shamrock II, had a miraculous escape. Two women who were on board that yacht, the Mnv chioness of Londonderry and Mrs W. t. Jameson, also narrowly escaped ii ury. The hull of th Shamrock III was not 'damaged. The mast - went over board in one solid piece. There was at that time only 5ne break, which was about seven feet above the deck. As the big spar, with' its weight of canvas, became heavier owing to the water in n' the mast against buckled, its head going down till it rested on the bottom. It is believed it will be comparatively easy to repair the mast; but a whole suit of canvas is ruined. Barges with a crane were soon on the spot to raise the broken mast, after which the Shamrock III will bo take; to her. moorings inside the breakviter. Sir Thomas had a narrow escape. Ie was thrown down the hatchway with a sailor, and fell with such force as to break the board flooring covering the tank. , . By 4 o'clock in the afternoon the challenger had been cleared of all wreckage and was afterwards towed into the harbor. Sir Thomas Lipton remained on board of the wrecked yacht all the time. Sir Thomas Lipton informed a coiv respondent of the Associated Press that lie expects to be ready to fultill Ihis engagement off Sjvndy Hook on Aujjust 20. $50,000 FIRE AT ST JOHN. Freight Sheds and Warehouses Burned Steamers Threatened. St John, N. B., ' April 17. -The freight sheds of the Trans-Atlantic ter minal at Sand Point, on the western. side of the harbor, are burning. All the city fire apparatus has been sum moned to the scene. Two ocean steam ers are threatened. . The fire burned for two and a half hours before the firemen gained con trol. The flames were confined o the av a rehouses." The two steamers endangered .'were the Allan liner Tunjslan and the Lake Manitoba, of the Elder-Dempster Hue. Both were pulled out Into the harbor without damage. The property . included Immense freight sheds, Immigration . quarters, nspectlon offices and other facilities for handling freight and' immigrants'" A large part of the property is owned by the Canadian. Pacific railroad, which has Its winter terminal across he harbor from the city of St John proper. The city also. owns considera ble property. Including wharves, etc. ine loss isi estimated at jru.uuu. . SCENES AT CONEY ISLAND. The Great Pleasure Resort Was Storm " Swept. New York, April 17. Tide battered and wind swept, Coney Island presents a picture-of desolation. The beach is strewn with drift wood and debris, and cellars in the low lylug parts of the" island , are filled with water and the overflow of sewerage. Gangs of aborers are busy repairing the damage to the bulkheads in front of the Brighton Beach hotel and the old Con course. 1 The hlah tides burst through tne Brighton Beach bulkhead, and the in rush Ing water flooded the cellars and destroyed the work of the gardeners. At Brighton Beach the waves rose as high ax twenty feet. ' THE OPENING GAME. Weather Permitting, Philadelphia and Boston Meet To-day. Philadelphia, April 17. The opening game of the, National league champion ship season will he played this after noon after having been twieeposir postponed. t BACK IN TAUNTON. Taunton. Mass, April 17. John E. Gallagher.who was arrested in Seattle, Wash, under the name of Holmes, and who is wanted in this city on the charge of murderng his brother-in-law Joseph C. McMahon, jNoveniuer "zi, 18D arrived here to-day from the west in fiistodv of Taunton officers. The prisoner was at once placed in tne Taunton jail. The trip from Washing ton was uneventful. ROBBED TUB MAILS. Chicago, April 17. Burton Parker, a sorter in the Chicago postoffice, was ar rested last night jon the charge of rob bing the mails. He confessed that he had been opening letters and taking money from them for several weeks. Parker has been in the government service for ten years. He is supposed to have secured about $800 by his thefts. j SHOT HIMSELF WITH RIFLE. Seattle, Wash, April 17. In a tit of despondency Jesse M. McCurdy, a tel egrapher on the military line to the interior from Valdcz committeil sui cide April 3 by shooting himself through the heart with a rifle. To InTeatlarate Territory of Atnalca. WASHINGTON. April 17. Senators Dillingham of Vermont, Burnham of New Hampshire, Nelson of Minnesota and Patterson of Colorado have been named a subcommittee to visit Alaska this summer for the purpose of mak ing a thorough investigation of condi tions in the territory with a view to s.commendIng legislation. ' A f 20,000 Bl at PlatUbnr. PLATTSBURG, N. Y., April 17. The large barns of Chase's hotel at Loon lake have been burned. The loss Is "estimated at $20000. v ' P.O. Employes Examined Regarding Promotion Syndicate. , T Clerks Thus Far Examined Are Mum as to What Took Place -Nearly 1,- 000 Clerks raid Good Money to the Syndicate Agents in New York. New York, April 17. Three posttf flce inspectors from western divisions have been busily engaged in the fed eral building here examining em ployes regarding the alleged promo tion syndicate. More than a dozen clerks in the general postoffice were called before the inspectors and ques tioned closely. What answers the men made can not be learned, nor will the ' clerks o questioned even admit that they were called upon in connection with the syndicate. It is evident ' all have been cautioned against talking.. . While none of the postal officials will admit It, it ie learned from' a re. liableiiauthpxljy that the method 'of the ynddeate was as follows: One of two or three men In the gen eral postoffloe in this city would ap proach a clerk who was on the list recommended! for. promotion. This clerk would be informed it was known he was not on the list of 1310; men recommended by Postmaster Van Oott, the promotions to take effect on July 1. The agent would say that, through certain Wash lngton co n n ec tions, he was able to"promlse that the clerk, would be placed jzn. the lists. Usually, unless the clerk was satis- motion practically was assured, an agreement was entered into whereby money was paid to the agent with the understanding .that if promotion was not made, the money was to bo refunded. , It was evident the "syndicate" had access to tht list as recommended by the postmaster and sent to the divis ion of salaries 'and allowances, for a ooraparlon Is said to have been made between this list and that of the men employed In the postoffice. All of the men whose names really had been left off the list were approached aind informed they had not been recom mended for promotion, but "it could be fixed." This was accomplished, it is said. by dropping some of the men, recom mended by the postmaster. . It is un derstood also the list as recommended by the Washington department dif fered in many respects from that sent in , by fhe postmaster, v The amount paid to the agents Is said to have been from $25 to $50 a man. .,. f - To keep the menfranx-talking to one another about the scheme it Js said the agents represented to the employe approached ; that his friend in Washington, who "had the pull," could get orily one or two men on the list. This "friend" was represented as occupying a position so close to the chief officials that the addition of one or two names would be . made a personal favor. Each cleric was can , tloned he must not say -anything or the plan would get' to other ears and the clerks in Washington would be overwhelmed with -applications from New York friends to get them on the lift of recommended' employes, Ithe result being that none of them would ge- an advance. It Is said nearly a thousand clerks pmid their money to the agents of the syndicate in New York. In addition to the three Inspectors examining clerks, six others are known to be shi the city, detailed on otuer ends of the scandal. FIFTEEN MACHINISTS OUT. New, York, April 17. Following the attempts of the Housesmlths' aud Bridge Workersunion to tie up work on tne crane for the battleship Con necticut at the Brooklyn navy yard. nrteen union machinists in the main power house at the yard, employes of the gnincy Engine Co, of Quincy, 111. have gone on strike. The men left work in compliance with orders of the National Machinists' union. The strike Is purely in sympathy . with a strike now In progress against the engine company In Quincy. The government hasglven three days to the company to supply, Atnew; force of men. St. IiOnla Fair and the Vatlraik. HOME, April 17. To the invitation sent by the St. Louis exposition au thorities to the Vatican to participate in the exposition Cardinal Rampolla lias replied that It is above all indis pensable that the same procedure be followed as in the case of the Chicago world's fair and that the invitation come directly and officially from the United States government. Iiorena Cure Lolita Armour. CHICAGO, April 17. Dr. Adolf Lo renss has removed the cast from the leg of Lolita Armour, the young daughter of J. Ogden Armour, upon whom he operated for congenital dislocation of the , hip last October. The limb was found to be in perfect condition, and the patient was able to walk around the house without any difficulty. , Flrat Fire Muted Schooner. BATH, Me., April 17. The five mast ed steel schooner Kineb was launched here by Arthur Sewall Co., the builders and owners. This is the first five masted steel schooner ever built. Froarreaa of Bond Conreralon. WASHINGTON, April 17. The amount of 3 and 4 per cent bonds so far received by the treasury depart ment for exchange into 2 per cent con sols Is $29,749,700. I)mOeratlo State Convention COLUMBUS, O., April 17. Colum bus has been chosen as the place of holding the Democratic state conven tion on Aug. 25 and 20. The primary plan of choosing delegates tyas forced, HOT INSPECTORS 1 0UTL00KIS HOPEFUL New. Irish Land 111 May Bring Peace. What a Waterbury Citizen Said After a Visit to Ireland Stirring Speeches Made at To-day's Session in Dublin. "Eager for peace, but ready for war in case the English wish to con tinue," was the way the Irish nation al convention which convened in Dub- Jin yesterday viewed the present sit uation between themselves and their neighbors across the channel over the great land bill now "' before the house or commons. ; It wasn t a uaa way of putting it. ltt showed that they are willing to forget the past rwith its seven centuries of misrule and be friends with he English peo ple provided the other fellows meet them half way, and it also conveyed a very strong hint that, long and 'bit ter as the struggle was they had no notion of throwing up the sponge and suing for peace on other but ah equit able adjustment of this vexed land question which ihas kept Ireland and England at war In the past when as a matter of fact they ought to have "been friends. But if both sides get onto common ground , now and , con clude to give the arch disturber, the absentee landlord, a ticket of leave forever, Irishmen and : their friends the world over will be glad of it and the English will profit by. It Just as much as the Irish Of course, it is not to be supposed that the settlement of the land question is all that the Irish people desire, but "if they are wise, and there is no good reason to question their Judgment, they will ac cept whatever there is in this bill that is beneficial and the rest will come as a matter of course. Some years ago F.-B. Rice", one of WttterbnryV prominent citizens made a tour through Ireland and on his re turn home he remarked to a repre sentative of this paper that if the Irish got half a show there would not be a more contented and prosperous .people In the world. He wasn't sur prised that they,fliad trouble with the government now and then ; what he wondered at was that there was any peace there at all. He couldn't un derstand what the government meant by permitting few land owners to convert almost ; all the valuable land into pleasure grounds and turning the rightf ul i owners into the streets. To be snre, what Mr Rice saw and com plained of was nothing new In that country, but it took the ruling classes in England ta4 .Ireland . a., long time to realize the Injustice of the situa tion, but by constant agitation the people finally got a hearing and once the ffovermnent commenced to send investigation commissions over there it was plain .from the start that the landlords were bound ; to get into trouble sooner or. later, for the meth od they had of dealing wltlthe peo ple was of their own making and hav ing control of th0 courts they ruled with an Iron rod. and. right or wrong, the man who ran afoul of them was m-anaea as a criminal and made to suffer. A gleam of hope rose over the country several years ago when si change Avas made 1 n til A nTrw-tnf ment of the Judiciary which gave the people the assurance that the .land lord wasn't it. and that a tenant far mer who ilmd M grievance would not have his case aired before his lanrl- iuiu or one or nis appointees. After ims, instead or seeking redress by re fortine to acts of violence, thev,' menced to state their cases in the courts and through the press, and in this way the light was turned onto their taskmasters and from that time on the Justice of their claims com menced to be recognized and men who prior to that could ee nothing but lawlessness 'among the Irish be gan" to feel that there were two sides to, the question. Why, until the past iew years naif the people in the civil ize'd world thought there was nothlm back of the trouble in Ireland buTa!! effort on the" part of Catholics to sret tliA upper hand of their Protestant neighbors, and it required a eood deal or speecnmaklng and writing on the part of Protestants to prove that it was not a religions issue and that the lOajfcholic landlord 'was not pne ;fot better than anybody else. The speeches and writings of Pamell and men of his class and Gladstone's ar raignment of the government's policy towards Ireland are now bearing fruit and men who could not see things as O'Connell did when he sought to make peace between Fnc-. land nnd Ireland, have had their eyes opened and appear quite ready to lend a helping hand in making amends ror tne misdeeds of the past. The working people of England ui-nu to p rair, iut tne system of misrepresentation of .-Irish- character was so thorough that it took a long time to disabuse them of the notion that the landlord was not in ciror, and while many of them always felt that there was some ruing wrong, they were not strong enough to compel the arlstocracv to agree to have the whole matter in vestigated and the why an,i hc tfore of the discontent laid before the ipurnic. nuc they triumphal in the end: and it goes without saying that the landlord has not profited by the expose. Of course it is too soon for friends of the Irish cause to commence cele brating the victory of the tenant over fhe landlord. The whole matter may end in a lot of talk as other things of the kind have, but In any case it looks as if the Irish cause Is forging ahead and It is hoped that the men now assembled in Dublin will legis late wisely and If they cannot get all they ought to have, take i firm hold of such remedial measures as they see In sight and continue the fight un til they have reached .tiie ; goal of their ambition 'home rule in Ireland and a parliament in College green. Dublin, April 17. The national con vention called by tire United Irish league to consider the new land bill, which assembled here yesterday, re convened early to-day in the round room of the Mansion house in this city. There was a smaller attendance. , In view of a misunderstanding in the case-of certain Euglish papers, John. Redmond, the chairman, intro duced a strong home rule resolution, declaring that the Irish nation would never be satisfied luitii it obtained "a full measure of self-government "No substitute," said Mr Redmond, "can or will be accepted." Michael Davltt' briefly seconded the resolution, saying Irishmen would be neglecting their sacred . duty to thQ cause'if they did not send such a mes sage" to 'their race throughout the world. Mr Redmond's resolution was carried by acclamation. ' William O'Brien then proceeded to explain the various suggested amend ments to the land bill. An amendment of Mr O'Brien pro viding for extending financial assist ance to the, evicted tenants w-as wel comed, but many I of j the delegates wished. ir to go further. Patrick Flynn, of the Cork branch of the United 'Irish league. then mounted the platform, and a few second later Mr Flyrtn held the convention spellbound by the extra ordinary, eloquence with which he ,ln. slsted that the present occupants of holdings which formerly belonged to evicted peasants should, themselves be evieum. This peasant orator worked up a storm against "grabbers." but Mr O'Brien's more moderate counsels pre vailed. Throughout the morning peasant speakers discussed the details of. the bill with intelligence. Lord Dunraven was referred to as a "good landlord? and his mime was greeted with cheers. Air U'Brlen s suggestions., as a rule, were passed without a division. Jphn Redmond and' Lord Dunraven had an Informal meeting this morning and decided to postpone the sitting of the landlords' and tneants conference, which will probably be held In liondoa next week. GIRL HAD AN ACCOMPLICE. Police on Lookout for Distinguished Looking German. New. York, April 17. While Mlna Williams, the .nursery governess who was arrested Wednesday night, charged with having stolen $25,000 worth of Jewels and clothing from the wife of her employer, a London bank er, occupies a cell in Ludlow street Jail, detectives are searching for a dis tinguished looking German with whom she went out Sunday morning to break fast, at tkeJGasinoA Alexander Reitlinger, a merchant of this city, and a brother of the London banker, asserts that about ten days after her arrival here the woman began to take daily rides with this man, who is thought to know, where the $10,000 worth of missing gems are. The most" valuable piece, of all the missing Jewelry, a necklace containing 485 pearls, has been returned , by a jeweler, to whom Miss AViinams too it a few days ago. , POrE LEO GRATEFUL. He Will Send President Roosevelt an Autograph Letter. Rome, April 17. The pope was grat ified when Informed that .president Roosevelt, on the celebration of the papal Jubilee, had forwarded to the pontiff, through Cardinal Gibbons, ten volumes containing all .the messages and official documents of the presidents of the United States. He said: "The messages are the essenee of a centurv and a half of American politi cal wisdom: I shall be happy in hav- imr it as a companion to the set of President Roosevelt's own literary works, sent by Governor Taf t last year." The pontiff added that he will thank the president by sending him an auto graph letter. H ' - - HELD WITHOUT BONDS. Dominic Paciflco Plead Not Guilty to Murder. Hartford, April 17. Dominic Pacifl co was arraigned in the police court this morning charged .with the min der of Andrew J.' Hallisey by shoot ing. He pleaded not eullty. The bond of $10,000 under which he was held was revoked and he was remand ed until Monday without bonds! An autopsy performed on the body. of Hallisey revealed the fact that the bullet was Wnbedded in the muscles of the back directly opposite the point of entrance in the abdomen. MA HON AND BRYAN CONFER New York, April 17. President Wil liam D. Mahon of the Amalgamated Association of Street Ralhvay Em ployes, and General Manager Bryan of the Manhattan Elevated Railway Co met to-day and It is said that as u ranees had been exchanged' that there would be no strike on the L road Jpst yet and that if there was to be ono it will nottake place within the next few days. The company to-day received, hundreds of appllea tlons for positions. CAR STRUCK WAGON. Schenectady, N. Y.. April 17. A wagon loaded with school teachers, who are attending the Schenectady county teahcers' institute at Delanson, was struck by a car that was being shunted onto a switch Inst night, and one person Henry Davenport of De. lanson, was seriously injured. CONDUCTOR SHOT HIMSELF. New York, April 17. Michael J. Tl tus. aged 40, a conductor on the New York, New Haven & Hartford ran road,, committed suicide In his home to-day by shooting In the head. He died in iSa hospital. No cause is as signed f? the act r j PECK Strikers' Statement Still Holds That He Is a Striker. PECK GAVE NO STATEMENT. Says Story Published in Morning State ment Is Untrue Strike Breaker Eg gleston Threatened, a Striker With Arrest To-day Because the Latter Was Scratching His Head. The strikers' executive committee is sued the following statement this after noon : -v.--' :,'.i'.v " . . -;. -. -' The strike is ninety-seven? days old to-day, and conditions remain practlcal- y unchanged. The company has made no attempt to effect a settlement here, recently, but something In that tline, we are torn, is iiaDie to taite piace when the Bridgeport matter is settled, f it can be witliout a strike. "For the benefit? of our friends who ike to read our dally statements, we would state that they are' printed in whole each- day only ra the Evening Democrat and Waterbm-y American. The local morning paper ees fit to pub- lsh portions of it, slashing out what they see. fit and inserting what they want, to.' .-..;, "The public has heard so much of the big-heai'tedness and liberality of the trolley , company toward s Its em ployes that we want to give out a lit tle information received this morning from Chairman Dliworth of the nation al committee. He has Just settled a pending strike at Sharon, Pa, where the company gave the men .'a raise of 2 cents an hour 'and time and a half for all overtime; also to pay the men for time lost during meal times. That will bring their wages up to' 22 cents an hour, and 33 cents an hour for all overtime. Mr Dliworth asks: 'Howis that ?' We think .it Js , pretty good, when the information is given that one year. ago at Sharon the men were only receiving fxom 15 to 18 cents per hour and nothing extra for overtime or ex tra workJ - - ' ' ' ' v "The discharge of Fred Peck by the Waterbury Clock Co Is still occasion ing' Comment. 4 The company denies thathe was discharged because he was a striker. This morning the Republic can comes out with a headline stating that 'Fred Peck was not a striker,' and publishes an alleged Interview with Mr Peck In which, he stated that" he was not one. In our "statement yesterday we stated that 'Mr Feck was a striker. We repeat to-day that, he was. Mr Peck informs us that the statements published this morning to the contrary were not glvea-out ty him and are un true. - ' ' "The strike-breakers have apparent ly issued an-edict;- forbidding head scratching. ,This morning on of our 'bus men happened to be doing that natural thing when a trolley car came along.. The bell ran e, the car stopped and Strike' Breaker Eggleston alighted. . . . 111 - L. 1 ' ana tnreateneu our man wun arrest u ne ,ever caught Wm scratching his head when ' his car was passing. Eg gleston' Is one of the local strike-breakers-. ' ' - ; i'.V. - : "The . Oriental Athletic club, com posed of young men of the north end. sent us In an extraordinary communi cation to-day, containing the Informa tion that Ve are still walking and will continue to do o until the cars are run by union men.' k MRuses for Father Traynor's mam moth bazaar this eveningas usual." The local trolley strikers do not be lieve that the Bridgeport papershave iDronerly sounded the trolley men of that cltv on the auesuon or tneir re-. oucstB to. the trolley company regard ing an Increase of pay, etc, ana wax whoever has been quoted so far were men not in 'authority to speak. , They say they will notV heed What Is said on the matter : until the result or tne meeting to be held April 30 is de clared. when final action . will be ta ken. In a word, they say the meu asked a great deal and got nothing, except one cent an hour more for new men. raising their pay to 19 centa an hour. ' The following Is from the Bridgeport Farmer: "The following statement of one of the men sizes up the situation: "The company has met the de mands of the men half way. . There Is. some disappointment that the of- flclals could not see their way clear to meet the 'request of the men fully in the matter of wages. , Some of the older men expected that they would get the 22$ cents nn hour, but the disposition of the concern; to 'advance the rate, is 'gratifying to us and ap preciated. It is seldom that any body of working men get all that they ask ifou in a controversy of this kind. "The committee who waitecT upon Manager Sewell; met with a good deal of courtesy, and he showed a dlsposl tion to be fair with the men. The more we talked with Mr Se well,, the better he understood the disposition of the nien to be as fair as he was. II3e has other troubles that may have plneed him in an attitude of suspicion toward us- at first, which feeling was happily overcome. r "In the matter of wages the com pany showed,us that they, Are will lug to be fair. Their, advance of wages last October was voluntary on their part, and was unexpected by the men. "The prohvlse of rearrangement of runs Is a victory for the men and the accomiillshmenjt of a ieform There are a great many men now having , continuous runs of 7 and , 8 hours, and under the new arrange ment these runs will not be over 6 or. 61& hours, and a full day's work not over, 10 hours. Some of the men at the present time work 12 and 14 hours for a day's work. There Is something promised In the choice of runs to men in longer service, the company also give the men the privl lege of a day off once a week If de sired.'' . , --': "In th ma tier of reeognlzlng the i Amalgamated Association, of Street V Railway Employes, we feel that FRED DENES THE STORY. have 'been half successful In tfiis, too.. The company consents to meet at any time with a committer of the local union for the adjustment of any troubles. The men fully annreciate the fact that all reformis cannot be obtained at once. ' We haVe this to contend with, andi that is the officers of the company donot quite under- sxana the purposes of th Amalga mated association. They are the last body in the country to make trouble. and will exhaust every effort to avoid ic .xr instance, our memorandum of agreement -submitted bv us to the company Is exactly what Is in opera- . tlon between all the western 'trolley companies and 'their employes, and 'Is round to ybe of mutual advantage. iww we reei max we nave upniii work, to bring the conroanr to tEat podnt, and "we feelthat we cannot do it at the present time. ' They perhaps , have their reasons or prejudices which' will have to be overcome.", ..- , , Tbe auestion Wfla askedi aboitt the feelings of -the men toward the com pany engaging .so much outside help . at tne present time. This brought a laugh and thla reply: - "I guess the company were preparing for . the worst We fully exnect that wio company will do the right thing by lb- cat, mien winen they feel that' they can trust Bridgeport hero. - If t!h oaVti.' , pany feel that they can trust us they nvc do gomg outside for conduc tors i and motormen." ' The next meetlnir of th .TtrimnM union will . bft held th 30h nf tw month and the -matter will be brought up then for final action. No special meeting f the union will be called for the purpose of , conslderlnir the matter. .-.'- CUT (BY TVLYING GLAS. Trolley. , Cars Collided . in Brooklyn! This Morning.5 : . vNew York April 17. Two were badly cut by flying pieces of glass and one woman rendered uncon scious .from shock when two trolley cars collided: at the junction of Flush ing and, Marcy avenues Brooklyn eariyj xo-aay. . The car tracks cross each other -at this junction. . Each motorman stop ped his. car and then started, It, turn ing on full power in th ihAupf that ; the other ' wold stop. y When tho v cars came toeether (urorr ' w.i.-ltit i-n them was demolished, the platform of one ' smashed -and the . other de railed. Each motorman blamed the wiwr ror me, comslon. The iniurpd men are weak from in,o thelr hurts are no; dangerous. DEATHS FROM YELLOW FEVER; Two on Steamer Syracuse Between itio.janeu-o and New York. New York, April -17. Twrw rin th D i said to be; due to yellow fever, having occurred on the steamer Syracuse in the course of "her voyage .from Rio Janeiro to thia nort. the fwi detained for obsenrai n and disinfec tion wnen sue arrived at quarantine to-day. . ; ... . , When the Syracuse left Rio Janeiro she had. four raHenorfrs. .TnTm TinVni his wife and child an Mr Boihm's slsl ter. The child died March 28 and wa ' burled at sea, and ' Boihm. who was taken sick -at the same' - timer' n ti. child, died March 29.. flis body was sent nsnore at Bania! ror burial... Cap tain Wlllhaft said both deaths were from : yellow re ver. , . NO DEFINITE STEPS TATCEN. New York. April 17. The director! of the Northern Securities' Co held the Urst meeting to-day since the re cent merger decision. . It is said the question of appealing from the de clslon' trf.-the United . States circuit court, was discussed informally, but no definite steps were taken. ; MAY IDENTIFY REMAINS. New York, April 17. The police say that two men who are believed to have known the victim of the mysterious barrel murder are on the way from New Orleans to New York, and are ' expected to Identify him. STRUCK BY TRAIN. v ' Bridgeport, April 17. An unknown Huneaiian woman, apparently aboui 45 years of age; -was struck by the ex press, which leaves New. Haven about 8 o'clock ' this morning. She died in the general hospital here later. CITY NEWS. Right .Rev Bishop Tlerney ' was In Waterbury. to-day and made a trip, about the city, accompanied by Fath er Slocum. The Golden Rods reception to i held In the Knighfs of Columbus hall Tuesday evening will be strictly pri vate and no one $ "will be admitted without an invitation. ' Services at $he German Gospel hall. No 272 Cherry street near North Main, street Sunday afternoon, 2:304 Sunday evening, 7:30; Tuesday even-' ing, 7:45; Thursday evening, 7:43. Hearers and helpers are cordially in vited to spend one hour, with thai' Lord.-., ,-;'',-.' '''.': .'.'-" '''' Solomon Lind; aged 42 years, died! to-day at the Waterbury hospital. Although thmgs appear rather quiet with' reference to the Mendelssohn murder case it . Js hinted tha there j will be something doing in that line:, during the present week. There are people who claim that Arrests will t made within twenty-four hours, but whether they know what they ara talking about or not. Is a matter which, it would be out of the question to Fell at this time. it is-certain, uowever, that the authorities think they have Information which will warranl, them in making arrests for the mur der of Paul Mendelssohn mid it wouldn't surprise om.e people to hear of parties being taken into custody t tiny moment. " .