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VOL. XVII. NO. 129.
WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AMOTHEE BIG BATTLE
LOSS WAS VERY HEAVY
Japs Driven Bad! After Losing 10,000 Russians Los
7,000 Men General KuropatKin Has Gone to the
Front Again and Will Personally Inspect the Sit-uation.
London, May 5. A djspatch to the
Central News from St Petersburg
says a rumor is current there that u
second battle has been fought at Klu
Lien-Cheng, in which the Russian loss
was 7,000, the Japanese lo,ss 10,000
men and resulted in the Japanese be
ing driven back in disorder. The dis
patch adds that no confirmation of this
report is obtainable.
- St Petersburg, May 5 (1 p. m.) Gen
eral Kuropatkin has gone to the front
from Uao-Yang to inspect the situation
personally. Troops are being hurried
forward from the Liao-Yang and -u.uk-Uen
line to a position near Feng-Wang-Cheng.
'
All the Russian wounded have been
, sent back toward Liao-Yang in order
not to encumber the operations of the
Russian army. It appears evident that
General Kuropatkin is preparing to
give battle to General Kuroki's army
if circumstances warrant. Private re
iwrts are to the effect that the fighting
blood of the Russian soldiers is up and
that they are thirsting for an oppor
tunity to revenge the slaughter on the
Yalu, but although the coinmander-in
chief Is greatly chagrined at the mis
carriage of his plans on the Yalu, there
is no idea , here that he will act rashly
on that account. His decision as to the
extent of the opposition he will ' make
at Feng-Wang-Chen depends upon the
location and success of Japanese land
ing In Manchuria. Descents or at
tempted landings are now momentarily
anticipated near New-Chwang and the
head of Korea, bay. Occupying an in
terior line and pursuing the taties of
Napoleon, Kuropatkin's problem will
be to prevent a junction of the enemy's
forces. It is necessary for. him to
await the development of the Japanese
plans and ascertain the . direction,
strength and. whence the other column
fwiii come before deciding how to fignt
his adversary in detail.
It is believed nere that the Japanese
plans for concerted action have been
the entrance to Port Arthur Tuesday
and a repetition of the attack on the
Russian Gibraltar is momentarily ex
pected. Vice-Admiral Togo's fleet was
sighted off Port Arthur last night and.
indeed, -unconfirmed rumors say he-ac-tacked
at daylight this morning and
that, fighting is now in progress there.
At least the cutting off of Port Arthur,
if not the fate of the fortress, depends
in the opinion of the. general staff upon
sGeneral Kuropatkin's preventing a
juncture of the Japanese forces.
It is understood, here that General
Zassalitch has already been relieved of
his command here for disobedience of
orders and that his action is under in
vestigation. In connection with the obstinate
stand made by the Russians at the
Yalu against instructions, and in face
of an overwhelming superiority of men
. and especially of guns, an interesting
bit of history of, what occurred during
the maneuvers near St Petersburg last
i 4-,7 V,1V, 11nio
hummer i ueuig icwuuicu, wuxwu ahuo-
trates this trait, in General Zassalltch's
character. He commanded an Infantry
division and insisted on storming
heights commanded by artillery and
in the face of a fire which theoretical
ly wiped out his . command. Ine
judges were so disgusted that they , re
warded the blunder with a zero mark
against the general's name.
Port Arthur, May 4, (Delayed in
transmission). The enemy's ships
-were visible cruising , on the horizon
it his evening and a fresh attack is an-r
ticipated.
It has been ascertained that twelve
fireships participated in the latest at
tempt to block the entrance to the har
bor. The wrecks of eight of these
have been, definitely located; the posi
tions of two others are not yet
known; and the remaining two, un
able to withstand the terrific fire of
the Russian guns, turned back. The
J. 1 AUAt.t-N
average louuage or iue mcemnja ex
ceeded 2,000 tons. They were the
Shlbata, Korkura, Asago, Mikawa, To
toml, Fudosan, Yedo, Nagato, Otaru,
' Sagami, Aikoku and Sakusa, the lat
ter of 3.000 tons.
Tliis dispatch it 1 will be noticed
makes no mention of the blocking of
the. harbor entrance, as reported in To
klo. Earlier dispatches froeni Port
Arthur expressly stated that the attack
failed to close the channel.
Seoul, Korea, Mb- 4 7 p. m. Ko
rean officials admit that if the Japan
ese are not victorious in their opera
tions on the Yalu river the tonghaks
(bandits) of northern Korea will rise
In-open rebellion. Their leaders are
now, it is said, awaiting any Japanese
reverse. - .
It is probable that the southern
branch of the Tonghaks has already
risen, as they are now troubling the
, district officials, annoying the Japan
ese workmen on the Seoul-Pusan rail
way and endeavoring to intimidate
the Korean coolies to stop work.
Effective military occupation has
Silenced the northern agitation and it
probably will be necessary for the
Japanese to take stringent measures
to quiet southern
It is rumored that Ki-Yung-Su, a
former mayor of Seoul, who was be
Meved to have been the fomentor of
the peddler riots last March, has a
theatrical plot, in the event that Rus
Ula is victorious, to combine the tong
haks and alleged Catholic converts
md murder several French priests,
Roping thereby to force the stationing
!f French garrisons in the troubled
Sistricts in order to complicate the
situation.
Port Arthur, May 5. -The Japanese
Elsplayed desperate courage in their
Hreship attack on the night of Tues
Say. The ships as they approached
irere divided Into three groups, all
beading straight for the entrance of;
the harbor. "While still far from
he shore they ran on the Russian
bines and they were under 4s, murder
ous fire from the Russian batteries.
Three torpedo boats followed the. fire-'
ships to pick up the crews of the lat
ter. When the first ship foundered
the crew, clambered Hp the mast,
cheering for the emperor of Japan as
they went down. From the masthead
of the second vessel, as she began to
sink, her crew waved lanterns "to hi
dicate Her course to those . astern.
Their small boats, though soon riddled,
did not raise the white flag. ' ;
A Japanese sailor, who came ashore
at El ectric Hill, when sum moned to
surrender sprang forward with !a re
volver in his hand ana died fighting.
Another Japanese sailor who was
pulled out of the water tried to throt
tle himself with his necktie. !
One of the Russian rowboats which
approached a sinking ship for the pur
pose of saving her crew wlas met by
small arm fire.
The Russian sailors showed every
consideration for the captured Japan
ese, wrapping them up in their own
coats and carrying them ashore.
One of the rescued Japanese officers
committed suicide by disemboweling
himself, declaring he would rather die
than go home in disgrace.
St Petersburg, May 5. The Russian
papers are rather sparing In their
comment on the battle of KlUrLIen
Cheng, evidently awaiting more com
plete details, but what they say con
tains no trace of discouragement.
The Novoe Vremya says the days of
patience announced by General Kuro
patkin have now begun and declares
that the Japanese difficulties will In
crease as they . advance.- The paper
believes the chief danger now is in the
attitude of the Chinese and says:
"Our diplomats must make Fekin
realize the danger of Chinese viola
tion of neutrality. Russia must win,
but with heavier sacrifices a heavier
price will be exacted from her foes."
The Viedmosti remarks: "It is a Jap
anese victory.- Do not let us seek
for a scapegoat.; It is the fortune of
war ; Glory to the dead and to the
survivors of the. heroic fight ; against
overwhelming odds. But the Japan
ese probably would gladly exchange
their dearly bought victory for a suc
cessful bottling-up of Port Arthur."
The Russky Invalid, the army organ,
points to the fact that 5,000 Russians
fought a rear-guard battle against 30,
000 at Schoengrabern. (Austria), in
1805,: and a century later 8,000 Rus
sians fought 40,000 Japanese at the
Yalu. . - , ;' ' -
"The Russians," the Russky Invalid
(adds, "are accustomed to lay d6wjv
their lives when duty calls. ' ' The Jap
anese paid too dearly for their victory.
It will take them days to recover."
The Novoe Vremya's expert says the
report of Major General Kashtallnsky
proves clearly that . the Russians
should have withdrawn during the
night of April 30, and adds:
"Kashtallnsky foredoomed them to
destruction. . It was a miracle of he
roism and fortitude that they escaped
after staying and inflicting such tre
mendous losses on the enemy."
General Kuroki probably has eight
divisions available for an immediate
advance. This force will be joined by
General Oku's army when the latter
is landed. The Japanese have every
reason to follow the southern, road,
where they will have the advantage
of the co-operation of their ships., Th
roads are , 'less difficult and mountain
ous through the Feng-Wang-Cheng
district, but the Japanese .must dis
pose of the Russian force at Feng-Wang-Cheng
before they can cut off
Liao-Tung. ;
A high officer of . the general staff,
who does not believe the Japanese
will make an immediate advance in
Manchuria, said to the correspondent
of the Associated Press:
"They are too careful to commit
such a blunder as to expose their flank
to the . Russians stationed .at Feng-"Wang-Cheng.
I think they will for
tify their position at the Yalu and may
land troops at Takushan and hold the
seashore, .but in no case will they ad
vance across the Liao-Tung, where
they might be taken on either flank
by General Kuropatkin from Liao
Yang and General Stoessel from the
south." i
London, May 5. Further Inquiries
show that a Japanese loan of $50,000,
000 will be issued next week. It will
take the form of seven year 6 per cent
bonds aend the issue price probably
will ibe 63, the security being a first
charge on the Japanese customs. The
loan will be Issued simultaneously in
New York and London, the only detail
remaining to be determined being re
garding the amount which shall be al
lotted to each city. It is expected
that London will get $35,000,000 and
New York $15,000,000.
M. Takahashi, the Japanese finan
cial agent in London, says the money
will not be sent to Japan but will be
employed in paying the balance of
trade. He adds that in his opinion
no other loan will be required by Ja
pan" before the conclusion of the war.
St Petersburg, May 5. No further
official news has been received regard
ing the Russian losses, but General
Kashtalinsky's estimate, 2,000 men, Is
accepted as representing practically
their full extent. It is generally be
lieved that the Japanese lost between
3,000 and 4,000 men. This is based
upon reports of eye witnesses. There
has been absolutely no statement of
the number of prisoners captured by
the Japanese, but the general staff is
inclined to admit that 300 men were
captured, though the staff asserts that
It has no actual means of knowing defi
nitely liow many prisoners are in the
hands of the Japanese.
Not a single newspaper dispatch has
yet been received beyond the several
colorless telegrams from the Russian
4 D AYS A WEEK.
Crompton Cotton Hills Has
Made a Reduction in
'Time.;-;
Providence, R. I., May 5. The
Crompton Co to-day notified the 700
employes of Its cotton mills at Cromp
ton that the plant would shut down to
night for the remainder of the week.
Hereafter the concern will be in oper
ation but four days each week until an
improvement occurs Jn the market for
finished' goods.
Other' concerns in southern New
England have decided to curtail pro
duction, Including the American
Thread Co, , which has issued orders to
run Its mills at Willlmantic, with the
exception of the finishing department,
five days a week.
About 10)000 hands In this state and
Conneccticut are now affected by the
short time movement.
BROKERS EXPELLED.
Said to be Irregular in Manner of
Doing Business.
: New York, May 5.- The suspension
of two Consolidated stock exchange
firms, Longley, Hale & Co, of Boston
and New York, and T. H. Leary & Co,
was announced to-day. During the
morning T. II. Leary and J. Frank
Hale, exchange members of those two
firms, were expelled from the Consoli
dated exchange, on charges of irregu
larities In transactions. This action
followed a long session late yesterday
of s. committee, which for nearly a
year has been investigating the busi
ness of. members of the Consolidated
exchange. J. F. Hale was before this
committee and last night he was ar
rested on a charge of larceny of a
customer's securities. Thomas E. Mar
tin, the complainant, charged Hale
with having stolen stocks and bonds
valued at $7,500. However, President
Randolph, of the Consolidated ex
change', declared: to-day that the. expul
sion of Hale wtaa on an entirely differ
ent charge,4 but he did not make pub
lic what his charge was.
RUSSIA GETS ONE
SUBMARINE-BOAT
London, May 5.-r A parliamentary
return Issued this morning giving the
number of warships built and build
ing of the seven strongest navies in
the world, credits Russia with only
one completed submarine boat. This
is of 175 tons register and was launch
ed in 1901. Russia Is credited, how
ever, with fourteen others in course of
construction, but a footnote points out
that it is uncertain, whether all of
these have actually been commenced.
The United States'- com firs in
battleships building, with thirteen, in
cluding rne xaano ana Mississippi, in
course of construction, followed by
Great Britain with twelve.
The latter is constructing seventeen
armored cruisers against eleven for
the United States, the third In order
being Fronce.with nine armored cruis
ers. FOREMAN HELD UP
AT BRIDGEPORT.
Bridgeport, May 5. Two foremen
who are employed by the contractors
in tearing down the old bridge across
the Pequonnock river, reported to the
police to-day that they were held up
and assaulted last night while on their
way from work. They were unable to
identify their assailants". The police
are inclined to the opinion that the af
fair can be connected with the labor
troubles. Yetserday the New Haven
members of the Bridgemen's union are
said to have protested against the. em
ploying of non-union hejp in tearing
down the bridge. The contractor, how
ever, took the position that he was not
violating any union j agreement, as It
did not require experienced men to -o
the work. . . .
FELL INTO- BOILING: METAL.
; Chicago, May 5. Making a misstep
while walking on the edge of a vast
cauldron of boiling metal, Heiney An
derson, an employe of the Illinois Steel
Co, clung for life to the ' edge to-day
while both feet were burned off. Then
his strength gone, he slipped. with a
shriek into the seething mass below.
In a few minutes his body wag con
sumed. headquarters at Liao-Yang, which sim
ply repeat the official news.
A correspondent of the Novosti who
Tva& at the front was killed.
London, May 5. A' dispatch to the
Central News, dated at Seoul Tuesday,
says: 1 '
"Heavy cannonading was heard off
Gensan (on the coast of Korea) Mon
day and this morning. It is supposed
that Rear Admiral Uri's fleet has suc
ceeded in engaging the Russian
Vladivostok squadron."
A rumor to the effect that the
Japanese had succeeded in bringing
the Russian Vladivostok squadron (of
four cruisers) to battle, off Vladivos
tok was circulated in Paris yesterday
but up to this morning no confirma
tion had been obtair.'id. Evidently
the above dispatch refers to the same
rumor. i
Chefoo, May 5. Chinese junks which
have arrived here report that a fleet of
forty Japanese ships and transports
was off "Wei Hai Wei, Tuesday, steam
ing northward.
London, May 5. A Tokio dispatch to
the Central News states that after the
steamers had been sunk at the entrance
to Port Artmir harbor, the Japanese
fleet bombarded the forts and town on
May 3. The bombardment was Con
tinued on the morning of May 4.
St Petersburg, May 5, 2:16 p. m.
There are persistent rumors here of a
naval engagement between the Vladi
vostok and Vice Admiral Kamimura's
squadrons, but no confirmation of the
reports had been received her up to
1 o'clock this afternoon. The admir
alty says no further news has been re
eel red here from Port Arthur,
CASHIER'S
MISDEEDS
Cause for Closing
Banlf Doors.
Indictment Found Against
Him To-Day Ten Sep
erate Counts The Short
age Was One Hundred
and Ninety Thousand
Dollars.
, Manchester, N. II., May 5. An in
dictment in ten counts was reported
by the grand Jury to-day against John
P. Goggin, former treasurer of the
Nashua Trust Co, for alleged embezzle
ment of the funds of the institutions
false entries! and false - statements to
the bank commissioners. ( As the result
of the alleged misdeeds of Goggins the
trust company closed its doors Janu
ary 25, announcing a total shortage of
$190,000.
Goggins was arrested, charged with
embezzlement, on January 25, the day
that the bank was closed by the sav
ings bank commissioners. After, five
weeks of liberty, on bonds, Goggin was
again arrested charged with having
falsified the books of the bank to cover
up a shortage of $78,433. The Indict'
ment found against him Includes five
counts for embezzlement, one for mis
application of funds, two for false en
tries, one for misapplication of credits
ani one for making false statements
with intent to deceive the bank com
missioners. The bank has not. been
reopened, although efforts to reorgan
ize the institution and place it on a
stable basis have been in progress for
three months. It had deposits of $1,
v.00,000. FIRST BIG EVENT.
Metropolitan Handicap at Morris
FarK This Afternoon.
New York, May 5. The first big
event of the racing season in the east
came to-day with the running of the
Metropolitan handicap at Morris Park,
on the grounds of the Westchester Rac
ing association. Beautiful weather, a
good card of starters and reports that
the course . wa in fine condition, . all
gave promise of a record crowd. Early
in the day It was estimated that no less
than 50,000 people would be in the
grand stands and crowded about the
course when the horses were sent away
soon after 4 o'clock.
The Metropolitan handicap field of
to-day distinctly lacks class and quali
ty. It is a big field, but there are not
more than four really known , high
class horses in it. Irish Lad stands
out with Beldame, Stalwart, Pulsus
and Highball next in order of excel'
lence. ; ' :
Last year William C. Whitney's
mare Gunnre scored a brilliant vic
tory This year Harry Payne Whit
ney's Irish Lad, racing in the name
and colors of his partner, Herman B.
Dnryea, will go to the post a favorite
in the great event. 1 ' V
It was the uncertainty surrounding
the newcomers w-hich gave the real in
terest to the event. While the talent
picked Irish Lad winner of last year's
Brooklyn handicap, several others
found strong backing. Highball ranked
well up among the dangerous contest
ants, and Pulsus, a 3-year-old, who will
carry only 100 pounds of weight, had
strong support. Another favorite with
many followers was ,, Mamie Worth,
and Lux Casta, who was reported to be
in better shape than ever before In her
life, carried the hopes of many turf fol
lowers. CAUSE OF HALE'S ARREST
An Effort Made to Force a Settlement
of Money Claims.
; Boston, May 5. 'With reference to
the arrest of J. Frank Hale, a Boston
broker In New York yesterday for the
alleged larceny of bouds and certifi
cates of stock from, Thomas JD. Mar
tin, T. H. Whitney, assistant manager
of Longlay, Hale & Co, Mr Hale's
firm, said to-day that the whole affair
was in connection with a matter of
business. Mr Whitney said.: f 'The
securities in question were held on a
margin account. There was a dispute
as to the balance due and the arrest
has been made to force n settlement.
The sum involved is insguificant." .
Arthur Longley, senior member of
the firm, went to New; York to-day in
connection with the case.
FORMER PRIZEFIGHTER
ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING
New York, May S.-Tohn Comstock
was fatally shot early to-day In a sa
loon on Seventh avenue, and William
Donlon, 20 years old, a bartender. Is
under arrest charged with the crime.
The police have also arrested "Con"
McVey, a former prize ; fighter, and
Nona Mack, 22 yeaTS old, in connection
with the case.
It is alleged that the shooting fol
lowed a quarrel between Comstock and
Donlon over the Mack woman?
FriKht Killed Potter.
NEW YORK, May 5 William C.
Potter of West Grove, white driving a
wagon in Asbury Park, was stricken
with heart failure and died. For two
blocks the horses continued on their
way, with the reins clutched in the
hands of the lifeless driver. While
crossing the railroad tracks at First
avenue, it i3 said, the wagon just miss
ed being struck by a passing train,
and it is thought the shock caused by
W narrow escape killed the man.
WEATHEB FORECAST ,
Forecast for Connecticut: Fair and
somewhat cooler to-night and Friday;
fresh west to northwest winds.
KNAPPST0SUE.
Do Not Lille the Statements
Made by the Rev. Mr.
Scott.
A rumor . from a source most reli
able had it this afternoon that George
Knapp, proprietor of the saloon at the
entrance to the Driving park, has
consulted counsel with a view to
bringing suit against the Rev Henry
Scott in consequence of statements
made by him to the board of safety
Thursday afternoon. Knapp, it
seems is married, and when, his wife
read Mr Scott's statement in tbe pa
pers Wednesday evening she was
greatly shocked and ashamed to meet
her friends. Mr, Scott stated to the
board that one of his reasons for re
monstrating against baseball being
played at the park Sundays was ow
ing to the saloon at the entrance to
the park being used not only for il
legal purposes but for immoral pur
poses as well. When Mrs Knapp read
this she cried and spent the evening
in tears. 1
There is said to be an obstacle in
the way to bringing suit. One lawyer
fcaid the statement made by Mr Scott
was made tinder circumstances which
would probably make it a privileged
statement. He was addressing a
municipal body on a matter in which
it seems a large' number of people
were interested. ,Ke did not makthe
statement on hi3 own responsibility.
He said he made it merely because ho
believed it to contain what was true.
However, the matter will be decided
to-morrow. Knapp is very much
worked up by the statement, and Mrs
Knapp, It is said has not left her
home since Wednesday on account of
it, being ashamed to meet her ac
quaintances and friends.
BLOW THE FIRE GONG.
Waterbury People Hiss it and Want
Old System Continued.
'Almost every person you meet is
finding fault about the discontinuance
of the blowing of the fire gong at 9
o'clock and hop the practice will be
resumed again. They claimed that it
put visitors in mind that it was about
time to prepare for the homeward trip,
was the signal that prompted young
sters of their parents' warning not to
be out after 9, and had something to
do with getting folks out of the center
at an early hour. If people feel ag
grieved oyer , this matter to the extent
they claim they should bring their case
to the attention of the board of safety,
or perhaps the end could be accom
plished by a request to the trolley com
pany to blow that whistle as usual for
the accommodation of the people with
out reference to fire matters. It would
be a proper subject to bring before the
aldermen, who, no doubt, would refer
it to the whistling committee,
the gentlemen . who succeeded In get
ting some of the shops to malce a lit
tle noise at a quarter to 7 In the morn
ing and fifteen minutes f 1 in the af
ternoon. . i
MRS. POWELL'S CASE.
Defense Will Try to Prove Eztenaiat
ing Circumstances.
Dover, .Del, May 5. More than or
dinary interest was displayed to-day in
the trial of Mrs Mary A. Powell for
the murder of Estelle Albin, when it
became known that the prisoner would
take the stand in her own defense. The
state rested Its case soon after the
opening of court and the accused wo
man's counsel began the presentation
of evidence.
The defense Intimates that not half
the story of the act which caused Mrs
Powell to commit murder has been re
lated by the commonwealth's witness
es. Much of Mrs Powell's defense will
depend on the final address of her law
yers to the Jury. .
Not many witnesses will -be called
for the defense. The crime Is admitted
and the efforts, of the lawyers will be
to prove the extenuating circumstances.
DE FOREST ENDORSED.
No Objection Made to Him at the
; Committee Meeting.
Hartford, May 5. When the demo
cratic state central committee was
called to order at 2:30 this afternoon,
after the roll had been called a motion
was passed that the committee go into
executive session. The first business
done "was the endorsement of Judge
De Forest as temporary chairman of
the convention. The vote was unani
mous.; Just before the meeting Mr
Phillips announced that he did not in
tend to offer any objections to Mr De
Forest, notwithstanding reports to the
contrary.
PROFESSOR PRAISES
THE PRESIDENT
Chicago, May 5. President Roose
velt has been praised by James H.'
Henderson, president of Morris Brown
college, Atlanta, Ga. Addressing the
conference of the African Methodist
church at Quinn chapel, he said: "We
admire the stand which our president
has taken toward us, and if he has the
moral courage to continue in the
course whdeh he has adopted he will
hold ia place in the hearts of the ne
gro along with that of Abraham Lin
coln." ' '-: '.',; ; '
President Henderson's view1 of th
race problem was: : .
"By education alone end not toy
ironing out the kinks and the use of
bleaching powder can the negro viae to
the standard of the white man."
INGOMAR ARRIVES.
London, May 5. The racing schoon
er yacht Ingomar (owned by Commo
dore Morton F. Plant of the Larch
mont Yacht club) arrived off the
Lizard at 9:15 a. m. The Ingomar,
which .fer sailed by Captain Charles
Barr, captain of the Reliance during
the America's cup races last year, will
take part in F5?.ftas in British and
German water Cds year.
A FEW WORKERS ARE .
r DOINGr BUSINESS TO-DM.
Some Activity Shown Around Buildings in Course of
Construction Nearly 100 Carpenters Have Left
Town No Complete Settlement of the StriHe Looll
ed for Until After Next Meeting of Master Builders.
The strike is still on" and there is not
much likelihood of a settlement until
after the next meeting of the Master
Builders' association, a couple of weeks
hence, when it is understood outside
workmen will be brought In from other
uwns if the chasm is not bridged by
that time between the bosses and tueir
employes. ' While the statement is not
official, still it comes from a very reli
able source, it was said to-day that if
things do not right themselves during
the two weeks both sides have to think
it Over, the contractors will set about
dong work with help no matter where
they find it, and it is hinted that a
move in that direction has been made
already. But things are getting to look
a little better. Were it not that help
ers could not be found it is probable
that carpenters would be at work on
the factory of the E. J. Manville -la-chine
Co's plant, the contractor com
plying with the conditions, so that
there are signs of peace there asL well
as Indications of, war. ,
' About forty carpenters left Water
bury to-day and more are getting
ready to shake the sand of the town
off their feet. The families of some
are planning a trip to Canada for the
summer, thus leaving the men folks a
loose leg and putting them in a posi
tion to look up employment at less In
convenience than they could do if they
continued to keep house here under the
present conditions. There are no signs
of weakening among the carpenters and
joiners.
.The bricklayers are between the
devil, and the deep sea. They are not
on strike, but if they turn a hand with
non-union help they are sure to draw
upon themselves the condemnation ol
organized bodies; but even at that risk
many of them are working and some of
them claim that they don't intend to
stop if they have to do their own clerk
ing. John Gaffney said to-day that
something like sixteen bricklayers ana
masons were ready to work this morn
ing, but owing to fear ', of personal In
jury the common laborers who wei-e
to attend them didn't show up, but
after they learned that they would be
protected they took a different view
Of the matter and pitched in. One man
got into trouble at the Manville fac
tory, the details of which can' be found
in the report of the doings of the police
court. The story , of the .arrest spread
like wildfire and attracted many to the
scene, but no further disorder occurred,
but as a precautionary measure offi
cers are within easy Yiew of the men
on the Job, ,
The hodcarriers are a very import
ant factor in this skirmish and they
know it. It Is difficult to fill their
places because everybody who works
at it belongs to the union. , It is not
much of a trick to mix mortar, but it
requires a lot of practice to' go up and
down a ladder and step from one
place to another upon planks with any
measure of safety. The organization
is composed of about 200 Italians and
five Irishmen and , one colored . man.
An effort is being made to interest
Lithuanians In the business, but they
don't seem to take hold just right,
though the bosses say they will aver
age up fair when they become accus
tomed to it. Very little Information
of a reliable nature can be obtained
regarding the plans of the hodcarriers,
but from all accounts they are a unit
on the strike question and are main
taining a close watch upon the differ
ent buildings In course of construction
about town. Notwithstanding this
some new hands are appearing on dif
ferent Jobs and signs of activity are
visible in places where silence reigned
since the men quit Saturday. -
The local union of carpenters and
joiners has reached an agreement with
the Torrington Building Co in regard
to the work that this company is doing
in this city. The union will allow its
men to work on the buildings , which
the Torrington company has contracts
to erect on condition that rio non-union
bricklayers, masons, hodcarriers or any
other non-union help Is employed at
the work. In pursuance of this agree
ment four or five carpenters started to
work at the new factory which is being
erected at the corner of East Main anc.
Dublin streets for the E. J. Manville
Machine Co this morning, but they
quit work Immediately when some non
Glenwood Range
Centre Table
Extension Table
Tapestry Carpets
Couch Covers
Mirrors ,
Pictures
Dressers
Commodes
Dining Chairs
Chamber Sets
Kitchen Table
Roctters
Chamber Chairs
Zinc Stove Boards
2 n d
SoftTop Mattresses, 2 Parts, $2.80.
Benson Furniture Co.
union hodcarriers and laborers went t s
work at the plant.
Forty carpenters left town to-da j
twenty-five yesterday and a few t!
day beforeso that the number of car
penters .who hiy;e already left ton
must be near eighty or ninety. If n
strike lasts very long Agent Smith
the. Carpenters' union says that near;
all the men will be working out
town.
The bluebirds and robins L-
scarcely ceased their matin songs ti
day when a strike occurred in Grey
stone by four employes of the south
ern New England Telephone Co. H ;
men were digging post holes and wp
paid $1.50 a day. They thougnt tx
were entitled to twenty cents . m
and told their foreman so. lie d
agreed with them and Informed the
he could get ail the men he wanted r
the . pay they were getting. On tl
point the men differed with the fo
man so that in their differences the
were even. But they failed to cor
to an agreeable conclusion on t'.
wage question, whereupon the tot-.
quit work. The foreman then '
out to prove what he said and in '
short time he had four Italians n i
work. The strikers say the men p.
striking hodcarriers and that it woi;M
be a nice thing if they took the j;
they had left. If they do they wi!!
profit by it, for the hodcarriers wen
paid $2 a day.
republicans will
clash Again to-night-
The 'delegates elected at the repsi
lican caucuses held last week wilt
meet in convention this evening at
o'clock In the aldermen's room, to eh
delegates to the state convention ai :
formulate a town committee. Jud?
Pwasley is secretary of the town com
mittee and there is said to be a stror; ;
movement to oust him and his file
from office. The Judge and his Ik ; .
friend, "Ben Kelsey, are looked ui
as the disturbing element in the pari.
They won in .the small wards at t!
caucuses; the third and fourth waru
and there is every probability that 1!h;
will go down this evening, which is In
dicative of a big row.
BALDWIN STREET
: TROLLEY LINE STARTED
Operations were commence! oil iiv
Baldwin street volley, lina this after
noon, . the starting point being ma.!
at the Junction of Cole and Ea3t Mai;!
street By a gang of men under the di
rection of Mr Stark. All aboard ft r
I'earl lakes and way stations. .
CITY NEWS
The members of the Gold and Bh;
whist club of St Mary's Alumni asso
ciation will meet this evening at 8:3 .
and it Is expected that' every member
will attend.
Superintendent .Doran of the depart
ment of charities said this afternoon
that thtre was noth';i new to repo.
in the matter of charities in Watrr-.
bury, lhe callers, h snld, ai'e nnc
above the usual number and no deserv
ing applicant, so far as he knew, ev
had been turned away, and he hopi 7
there never would d. (
James Whitney and Miss Jenn! :
McNally were married this morning
at the Immaculate Conception, chur h
by the Rev Father O'Brien. Jam
O'Reilly was best man and Mif
Katherine Fleming was maid of honor.,
The bride wore a gown of . crofun
crepe de chine and a picture hat. TL ?
maid of honor wore a gown of pal
blue nun's veiling and a picture ha
Both carried bridal roses,
Citv hall will undoubtedly Ibe crowd
ed to , the doors to-night whosi
the drama, "Pontla, the Daughter
of Pilate," will be presented by v
Patrick's parish. The drama h-vi
been in contemplation for sever.; '
weeks, ; and. all those taking part ari
thoroughly drilled and well up In theW
parts. The proceeds will be for th
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