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VOL. LV. XO. 0.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1905.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
FACTS ABOUT C. E. HUGHES, INSURANCE INVESTIGATOR
Clear of- Vision, Courageous, Master
Himself and His Subject Hotv He
Trobed the Gas Trust.
CHARLES EVANS nUHHES. Six
months ago, esteemed reader,
you had never heard of such a
t-iug. Now. had you? Facie
Las a LaUt of Jerk lug a man into the
limelight In sudden and unexpected
way. That Is what she did to Mr.
Hughes. He was Jut as good. a law-
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CIIAUI.ES EVANS HUGHES.
ycr before be was thus yanked ou to
the public stage us he Is uow. But on
ly it few Judges, business men and
lawyers around New York knew It.
Today pretty much the whole country
has awakened to the fact.
Perhaps the reason Charles E.
Hughes had never been heard of before
TALES OF HENDERSON.
Apropos of Mr. Henderson's war ex
lei ience the following story was told
by one of his colleagues recently, which
illustrates as well as any of the stories
coucernlug him his ready sympathy
and tact, says a writer in I.eIie'
Weekly: Iu the days when Have Heu
dersou was a raw young lieutenant,'
and ln'fore he had lost a leg in the
service of his couutry. he was called to
a man who had leen mortally woiP.nl
ed by the explosion of u gun. He found
the poor fellow lying on the grass
swearing a blue streak at the unfortu
nate accident that would cost him his
life, while a callow young chaplain
kiie Um; beside the wou tided soldier
vainly exixiatulated with him for such
blasphemy and lesoiight him to pray,
piucc he was atout to le called Into the
presence of his Maker. The chaplain's
exhortations had no effect upon the suf
feting soldier, however, who continued
to swear more loudly than ever.
Make way." ordered Henderson,
ainl kneel In by the side of the soldier
he said In a voice as tender as a wo
man's. "Can we do nothing for you.
my brave fellow?"
The soldier looked tip wistfully nt the
round of the sympathetic words. "Iin
afraid It's u it up." he said faintly.
"Well, if it Is. my mau. it niuj-t be a
happiness and satisfaction to you t
know that you died for your country.
You are Just as much of a hero as
though you had leeu killed In the field
of battle, and your name will always
le revered. God help you. my brave
"Is that so? Is that so?" murmured
the dying soldier. "That's a comfort.
ir; it's a great comfort." and. holding
the hand of his young ofilcer, the ir
Mr. Henderson once told bow he lost
his l g as follows:
"A gjod many ,eople ask me how I
lost my leg. Generally 1 tell them,
but I always think of the story of the
Iowku who had both legs cut off by a
buzzsaw. One day he was riding iu a
railroad train, and uu old lady who sat
across the aisle from him stared at his
tvtumps pretty hard. Finally she said:
1 'anion me, sir, but will you tell
me how you lost your legs?
" 'No, 1 won't. the legless man re
plied. The old lady sighed and settled
ba k in her seat. lretty soon she be
gat) staring agaiu. and. unable to con
ceal her curiosity, she pleaded:
" I wish you would tell me bow you
lost your legs.
"The man relented.
" Well. he said. Til tell you If you
will promise not to ask me any more
questions. Now. mind, you can't ask
"'I uromUe. said the old lady in a
he began the gas trust ana insurance
Investigations is that he always evad
ed notoriety. He not only did not
court but did not permit publicity.
Yet when the late Walter S. Carter,
himself an eminent attorney, was ask
ed who In his opinion was the best
American lawyer he renlied:
"Charles Evan Hughes Is the best
lawyer I have ever met."
It may be objected that Mr. Carter,
having tteen Hughes father-in-law and
senior- partner, was prejudiced In the
young man's favor, but there is anoth
er view even of that. He had been In n
position to study and know his man.
quiver of excitement.
44 'Well. said the lejrless man, '1 had
them chawed off!' "
It is related that when Colonel David
Bremner Henderson was a lieutenant
In the Twelfth Iowa at the battle of
Corinth he noticed a soldier whose gun
had been cloggd and which refused to
work. The poor fellow, in the belief
that he would surely be killed with a
useless weapon In his hand, became
woefully excited and began to tremble
as with an ague. "You tnferual fool!"
shouted Henderson, forgetting conven
tionalities for the moment. "Here,
why don't you pick the tube out with
a pin. same as you do when you're
shooting prairie chickens?" The words
prairie chickens" In the ear of this na
tive of Iowa sounded so good that it
Immediately brought him to himself.
He at once cleaned out his gun anQ
went into the fight. At the end of the
battle the man who had cleaned out
hi gun had been shot In the hip and
Henderson had received the shot In
his left foot which compelled him to
wer an artificial leg. When the two
bap'tt'ued to meet afterward Colonel
lleuderson said. "Well, old boy, that
prairie chicken saved your life, "if It
didn't your hip!"
One winter a certain person with an
ax to grind in the house took rooms at
the Normandie that he might be near
Mr. Henderson and, if possible, gain
his friendship and s"cure his Influence.
Soon after he had established himself
at the hotel he was fortunate enough to
le invited by one of the guests to a
little supjier after the theater at which
the speaker was the principal figure.
The company was a gay one, and short
ly before separating the speaker burst
forth with "The Tinkling of the Banjo
is the Only Sound I Hear." everybody
joining in the chorus with a gusto save
the man with an ax to grind, who sat
dutnfounded. as though hypnotized by
the unusual wene. The chief singer did
not seem to oMerve the stranger's si
lence, but when, a day or two later,
some oue proposed bringing him to call
on the 8j'kor the latter said he was
not at all anxious to meet a man who
could not be moved by the spirit of
music. The meeting, however, was
finally arranged, a friendship estab
lished, and at the next singing bee the
voice of the man with an ax to grind
waa the loudest in the whole chorus
S Uft Savls Coat.
A London tailor has invented a new
t life saving coat and gaiters, with which
i it ia possible for a person clothed
therein to maintain an upright posi
tion, when immersed ha the JSter,even
It Is something to have the undivided
esteem of one's bustnes associate and
But even if It may be objected that
Mr. Carter was partial the same cannot
be said of the Judges. Three years
ago a distinguished New Yorker asked
five eminent judges to name the four
or Ave lawyers who. In their opinion,
stood foremost at the American bar in
knowledge and management of difficult
and complicated contractual litigation.
Four of the five judges named Mr.
These high opinions were passed be
fore Mr. Hughes had been chosen to
cross examine John A. McCall, George
V. Terkins and Richard A. McCurdy.
They were expressed even before his
keen thrusts punctured the gas trust.
It was then, by the way, that Hughes
uncovered the fact that the trust sold
gas for a dollar that cost It only 28
cents. When that investigation was
started most everybody predicted that
nothing would come of It. That waa be
fore they bad beard of Hughes. When
he was chosen later for the Insurance
Investigation he was known at least to
the New York public. As a result pre
dictions were rife that the Insurance
probe would reveal something. It did.
and If Charles E. Hughes stays where
be Is It will reveal more.
A Man Who Stays.
That he will stay goes without say
ing. His recent refusal of the Repub
lican nomination for mayor of New
York settled that. In his declination
was much that revealed Mr. Hughes
true character. There was no pretense
that under other circumstances he
would not have been gratified to have
accepted the high honor. But his sense
of duty to the insurance investigation
would not permit him to do so. The
proposition had been made to him that
he need not make a speech In the cam
paign or take any time from his work
on the insurance committee. That did
not alter the situation as he saw It.
however. The imputation of political
motive would be cast on the commit
tee's work If he accepted, he said, and
he could not permit himself to contrib
ute to such a result. It was not a small
thing to put aside that nomination, for
with the Indorsement of other anti
Tammany organizations there was
some chance of an election, and the
mayoralty of Greater New York is not
an honor offered to every man.
Against this flattering prospect of
personal honor, however, Mr. Hughes
ret his public duty to the Investigating
committee, and there was not the
slightest faltering on his part in choos
ing the right course to follow. If more
tfiiot possessing a knowledge of swim
ming, says the Scientific American.
The coat resembles In appearance an
ordinary pilot coat, but it is fitted with
an air belt, which is inflated with air
through a tube. The gaiters each weigh
two pounds and are fitted with two
brass wings, or blades, fastened to the
back of the heel. As the wearer moves
his feet In the water these wings open
and shut and not only propel the wear
er along like oars, but enable him to
maintain an upright position from the
waist upward in the water. A prac
tical demonstration of the utility of
the invention was recently undertaken
in the river Thames by the Inventor
and its efiiciency and life saving qual
ities clearly shown, even when moving
against the tide.
FOR GERMAN NAVAL MEN
Sum of $10,000 Raised to Be Expend
ed During Visit of Prince
To entertain properly the jack tars
of the nquadron of Prince I.ouis of
Battenberg, who is coming here In No
vember, the enlisted men aboard Hear
Admiral Evans battleship squadron
have raised $10,XN. Not a man in the
fleet failed to contribute, the Japanese
stewards vleiug with the negro stok
ers. Some of the fund is to be spent
at Annapolis before the squadrou of
Queen Victoria's grandson gets to New
Escorted by Bear Admiral Brown
sou's division of four armored cruisers,
the British squadron will leave An
napolis on Nov. 8, arriving at New
York the next morning, the lth being
the king's birthday. There will be
considerable gunpowder expended as
the visitors make their way up the
bay to their appointed berths in the
North river. There will le the na
tional salute of twenty-one guns from
he Drake as she approaches Govern
ors Island, which will be answered by
an equal number from the saluting
battery of the posL
Then as the Drake nears the North
river anchorage the flag of Bear Ad
miral Evans flying from the battleship
Maine will be saluted with thirteen
guns, the Maine replying gun for gun
In honor of the admiral's flag which
Prince Louis flies on the Drake.
In all likelihood the Coney Island
entertainment of the visiting bluejack
ets by the bluejackets of Rear Admiral
Evans' fleet will prove the most spec
tacular feature of the entire pro
gramme. Twelve hundred American
bluejackets will entertain an equal
number of British bluejackets. There
is to be a mighty dinner at one of
the Coney Island hotels, to which the
men. will go lntwo chartered steam-
men "had the" name clear vision to see
and the courage to follow public good
rather than private gain there would
not be so many calls for investigations
in the republic. Such an example is re
freshing. Third Amoax Forty.
Charles E. Hughes' was born at Glens
Falls, N. Y. His father was a Baptist
minister. Fart of young Hughes boy
hood was spent In Newark, N. J. Later
the family moved to New York city,
and Charlo3 graduated from one of the
most famous high schools of the me
trojolis, when he was a year too young
to enter college. That year he was
' taught by his father, and the next was
spent in a college In New York state.
The last three years of the college
course, however, were passed at Brown
university, where the boy graduated at
an early age with the third honor of a
class of forty. That class has since
been described by one of the professors
as "the brightest and meanest" In the
history of the Institution. How much
young Hughes contributed to this repu
tation for smartness and meanness Is
not known, but evidences are not lack
ing that he did bis Bhare. The most
notable trait about the future lawyer
at that time was the ease and facility
with which he mastered his lessons.
Given fifteen minutes In which to pre
pare, and he could make a creditable
recitation. After leaving college he
taught for a time, although bis ex
tremely youthful appearance made It
difficult for blm to secure a situation.
He attempted to read law while teach
ing; but, finding that he could not do
two things well, he gave up teaching
and entered the Columbia Law school.
From this Institution he graduated
with honors sufficient to secure his ad
mission to the offices of a prominent
firm in New York. Failing health, how
ever, caused him to take a law profess
orship at Cornell university In Ithaca,
N. Y., where he remained until In
physical condition to return to the me
tropolis. Here he lectured for a time In
one of the law schools of the city and
later entered the firm of which he is
now the bead. He made a specialty of
commercial raw. In school he had
shown an aptitude for mathematics,
which Is now shown In the capacity for
"eating up facts and figures."
Learned the Gas Business.
It was Mr. Hughes' reputation as a
commercial lawyer, coupled with the
ability he had exhibited as a cross ex
aminer, which caused the legislative
committee Investigating the gas trust
to choose him as its counsel. He has
since admitted that at the time he
knew, .absolutely, nothing . of ..thegas
boats. After the dinner there will be
a vaudeville entertainment.
THE WORK CURE.
CotiKealal Ijtbor Nature's Most Po
Congenial work with mind and hands
shjuld be encouraged In all iersous
for Us prophylactic as well as its cura
tive influences. Best will prove serv
iceable doubtless in numbers of cases,
but Its application should be restricted
and carefully studied. There are many
conditions where absolute rest will not
only prove useless, but really harm
ful. To send a man from an active
business life to one of complete Inac
tivity will often prove disastrous, as
much so as to prescribe all food for
The nervous will complain that they
do not feel like work. If left to them
selves and told to do absolutely noth
ing, not even to read, they are sure to
dwell upon their infirmities and grow
thereby morose anil hypochondriacal,
thus Increasing their Invalidism. The
desire for work should le encouraged
in all conditions and In all classes.
Pure air, clean and proper food, reg
ular and suitable exercise sum up the
means of fortifying the body against
disease, said Dr. Henry Maudsley iu u
recent address before the British Med
ical association. These, however, he
added, were not quite all, for they left
out the mind. As a sound body was
the condition of a sound mind, so the
wholesome exercise of a calm and well
disciplined mind, ready to meet ull
changes and chances with composure,
ministered mightily to the health of
body. He thought the science of hu
man nature would make it more and
more plain that sound thought, good
moral feeling and devotion to a high
Ideal were the solid foundations of
health and wealth of mind in individu
als, in families and through families in
Ho1tI For fVabea.
The Vienna Hospital jFor Disabled
Fishes is surprising the 'lo-tors. The
patients have already lnk luded a carp
having an Inflammation Skin to appen
dicitis, ten oTbej-s witli smallpox, a
porpoise from the Adriatic with in
flammation of the lungs, a trout with
cataract In both eyes and another with
Deara Swift's Dinner.
A characteristic story i told of Dean
Swift, who after a series of expensive
entertainments In London invited six
of his hosts to dinner. They arrived,
expecting the usual costly surfeit of
good thiugs. They found the taLle laid
witu a piece of bread, a bottle of wine,
a plate at t-ach cover and a .wl.U-r be
uuBwess. Ai Lt-r ma uiiiruuu miuurr,
however, he went to work reading up.
spending night and day on the task.
At the end of a week he surprised ev
erybody by his technical and compre
hensive grasp of the subject. At one
time he requested a firm of expert ac
countants to find for him the cost to
the company of securing gas. They
reported that it would take them
months to make the necessary Investi
gation. Thereupon Mr. Hughes dug
into th9 books for himself, with the re
sult that in an incredibly short time
he had lain the groundwork for bring
ing out the now famous testimony that
the company paid only 28 cents for the
gas which it sold to the consumer for
$1. Not a bad profit, that.
His Study of Insurance.
At the time of his selection as coun
sel for the Insurance investigation Mr.
Hughes says that he knew as little of
that subject as previously he had
known of gas. A similar course was
followed. Two weeks of study night
and day followed, and the result was
Hot only a surprise to the public," but
to the Insurance men themselves. The
manner in which the inside secrets of
the business were dragged forth indi
cated that Mr. Hughes is not only an
expert cross examiner, but that he has
a good working knowledge of the whole
insurance queyou. There are hints
that the lawyer has had sources of In
formation at hand other than those
contained in the dry record books of
the companies; that he has had vari
ous tips and private hints from Inside
sources. There are more jealousies
in the Insurance business and In other
circles of "high finance" than were
displayed lu the Alexander-Hyde tight.
IT 15" norTmp6sSfine that' counsel for
an investigation might receive many
valuable pointers from those who
would never show their hands in the
open. At any rate. Hughes seems to
be master of the situation.
Charles E. Hughes would not be
classed as a brilliant man. He has
none of the quality usually called per
sonal magnetism, whatever that stock
phrase may mean. His appearam-e is
that of a very ordinary man of affairs.
No one would turn to give him it sec
ond look. He Is quiet, courteous, gen
tlemanly and methodical. That descrip
tion will apply to many, perhaps most
of the men in business. The quality In
Hughes that has attracted most notice
Is his perfect poise. He is always mas
ter of himself and his subject. He
never gets rattled, never loses his tem
per. He resorts to no sensational or
"smart", tactics, .Tout auletly. and jpef-
hind each chair. They took their places.
"Mr. Dean," said the lord chancellor,
"we fail to see the joke."
Swift lifted his plate. Underneath
were the bill of fare of a neighboring
cafe and a half crown. He turned to
the waiter at his hide and gave him the
money. "Here." he said, "bring me the
worth of that In goose and potatoes."
The guests each sent the money un
der his plate for whatever dish he
chose, and the dinner was eaten and
Swift then laid upon the table 100
and, deducting the three crowns which
had been spent, said: "The remainder
the crumbs and fragments is to go
to the ixjor. We all have had enough
money to satisfy hunger. You shall
advise me bow the rest is to be spent."
CLIMBS TO HIGH PLACES
Mrs. Charles J. Corbett Works With
Husband and Paints at Dizzy
Mrs. Charles J. f'ort4.tt. who claims
to le the only female steeplejack In
the world, awed pedestrians on State
street, Trenton, N. J., recently by as
cending a flagstaff rising from the roof
Of the Broad Street buuk building to a
height of 12t) feet, says the New York
American. She appeared a mere speck
In the air, ami men and women held
their breath as she swayed lu the high
wind that swept the city.
Mrs. Corbett has leeu engaged with
her husband In this city at painting the
gas tank of the Public Service corjtora
tiou. For two weeks she has gone to
her work tlaily sitting in a saddle
rigged by her husband and dextrously
wielding a brush. The woman is only
twenty-three j'ears old and since her
marriage to Corbett three years ag
has been his eolaborer, going fearlessly
to the top (if the highest flagstaffs. She
Is a woman of education and dresses
stylishly and with good taste while oj
the street. When at work she wears
bloomers. Her skin Is browned by the
sun and wind, and she is a picture of
Mrs. Corbett was born in Clayton,
Mass. She says she has always been
fond of adventure and in her childhood
fcbot-ked her acquaintances by doing
stunts In the topmost branches of tbo
highest trees and ou the ridge iKle. of
buildings. She met her husband, a pro
fessional steeplejack, while he was
painting a spire of a church in Clayton
and prevailed on him to send her up to
the top of the steeple. The townspeople
were amazed at the feat, but Mrs. Cor
bett said she felt as much at home at
the top of the steeple as she did on the j
ground. The acquaintance that began j
In the shadow of the little church in
Clayton ripened into love, and three
years ago Miss Urbons became Mrs.
Corbett. . .
Hetd Leader of JVet&f orK. Har Hefore
Present Case Discovered Him to
the World at Large
slsientlylie reaches the point at fTIeb
he is aiming.
A Pen Portrait,
ne Is of medium height, rather spare
of build, with high, narrow and intel
lectual forehead, eyes set wide apart,
refined nose and the lower part of his
face covered by a brown beard. At or-
THB HUGHES SHILX.
dlnary times bis eyes are half veiled by
drooping lids and his fare without ex
pression. When interested his entire
attitude changes. The eyes are picrc
ing. and his features show alertness
and nervous energy. He is fond of golf
and mouutain climbing, his summers
being Invariably spent in the Swiss
Alps. He is a clear, logical speaker,
but scarcely an orator.
Mr. Hughes not only works all day
at his otlice, but usually takes n stenog
rapher home and works evenings. On
this head he himself says:
There fs a pleasure In achievement,
thore. is an Inspiration in work. anJ
work well done will make a man con
tented with his lot. I believe in work,
hard work and long hours of work. 1
have rver known a. man to break down
from overwork; It Is the wwriea and the
dissipation that cause men to break
down; work alone will not do It, except In
Founded Rockefeller Class.
It is not gemjraUjr kziown that Charles
E. Hughes f0iuuisd the Sunday school
class now taught by John I). Rockefel
ler, Jr., and still addresses It occasion
ally, but 6uch Is the case. There Is no
hypocrisy about this keen minded law
yer, however, for he says:
ery views on religion are not what most
RECORD OF GRIDIRON
DEATHS IN FIVE YEARS
That there Is good reason for the col
lege football authorities to eliminate
unnecessary roughness from the game
as advised by President Roosevelt Is
Fhowu by the record for only five years.
Forty-live deaths and hundreds of seri
ous injuries is the record during that
time. Hardly a single game has been
played during which It has not been
necessary to carry one or more of the
players from the field. Iu almost every
instance the death or Injury was duo
directly to the heavy mass plays
against which President Roosevelt and
the country at large are protesting so
vigorously, says the New York Herald.
To chronicle ull the injuries would re
quire the use of thousands of names,
anil even then none would be Included
where the hurt Mas of a less serious
character than the breaking of u collar
lsjue. The mere spraining of an ankle
is not considered of sufficient Impor
tance to interest anybody except the
individual player and terbaps the par
ents. But lu the big college games alone
the list of Injuries is large enough to
prove Interesting, showing, as It does,
ten legs and fourteen collar bones bro
ken In four years of play for a brief six
weeks eacli, to say nothing of four
skulls fractured, five spines Injured,
four shoulders dislocated and a couple
of broken noses. One player got his
neck broken without its causing his
Of the forty-five who gave their lives
to football nearly every death may bo
traced to the "unnecessary roughness"
against which Mr. Roosevelt has pro
tested. Picked up unconscious from
Ix-iR-ath a mass of other players. It was
generally found the victim had been
kicked in fhe head or stomach so as to
cause internal injuries or concussion
of the brain, which sooner or later end
. Sixteen died as a result of Internal
injuries, four from broken necks, six
from concussion of the brain, eight
from broken backs, three from paraly
sis, two from heart failure, one from
lK-kJaw, one from blood poisoning, due
to a cut received iu a game; oue froia
hemorrhages and two from uienin
yitls. Induced by spinal Injuries suf
fered iu play.
It is true that the death list include
the names of none of the players on
the tenuis of the leaders lu football,
but not a season goes by in which the
best trained players are not seriously
hurt. As a rule, the players who are
killed were In minor teams or not
themselves sufficiently hardened to en
dure the strain of the game.
Bnt those who maintain that the
came Is ia'danrf-r.of .Uejag. burled be-
of my church friends would rejrard iut
orthodox In tct. I have rather free
views, but I recognise that we have In
the churches the greateat conservative
force in our affair and. if for no other
reason than this. I feel they should be
supported. There Is u lot of cant about
them, but they have a great power for
good, whether ono a"e or not with th'
teachings of their ministers.
One who speaks as frankly as that
must have candor and courage, and
these two attributes go to make up
vfcat Pope declared the "noblest work
of God" and what the public evidently
deems Charles E. Hughes to be:
An honest man.
J. A. EDGEItTON.
FORTY PIES A MINUTE.
Machine Made Vamtry the Latest
Nice, sweet, juicy pies, the kind that
mother used to make, are to be turned
out at the rate of forty every minute,
or 21.INKI every ten hours. The niau
who Is to accomplish this remarkable
thing Is E. I. Sous, a l'lttsburg baker,
who has iuvented a machine which will
work these wonders and at the same
time do away with pie pans and the
regulation oven. One machine with
such a capacity can be handled by
three men. who will take the places of
The machine will work ou much the
same principle as a wattle irou. and It
was from that Instrument that Mr.
Sous got his Idea. The machine con
tains a great endless chain like a waf
fle Iron except thilt the "cups" are In
the shape of a round pie. A man will
staud at one etui of the machine and
till the "cups" with doUKh.
They will pass through a furnace
which will partly bake them before
reaching the man who will supply the
filling. Then a third will put the "Hds"
ou, and the pies will pass tlirocfcb an
other furnace and come out ready for
the table. Mr. Sons has completed one
of the machines and says that it work-i
perfectly. The variety of pies baked
at one time Is without limit. New
Tjtflaold fever Kllea.
Having reached the conclusion that
house files are distributers of typhoid
fever germs, the Seattle board of
health has resorted to vorj' stringent
methods for their exclusion from hos
pital wards and bouses In which thero
are typhoid cases.
neathTah aValahch'e of popular disap
proval have plenty of evidence o:i
which to argue their point that tli
very best players are In constant icrll.
If not of their lives at least of receiving
Injuria which may weaken them for
Ellis of Harvard, for lustauce. In
WOO was out after the game with West
Point. Do Witt, Prlnetons big guard,
had to be taken out of the game for
weeks at a time because of injuries.
Roper and Ipavis, two of the orango
and black's most promising players,
went out with strained ligaments In
practice play. Perry Hale, Yale's hits
fullback in that year, hurt both hU
knee aud ankle seriously before the bit;
games were played.
Wiley and Burke of Princeton, two
promising candidates, were put out In
l'.KJl with broken -ollar bones, ami
Mills, Princeton's giant guard, had th
ligaments of his unkle broken lu tho
Cornell game of 10OI. In practice that
year such u seasoned player as Wll
helmi, Yale's halfback, had to be car
rled off the field with n wrenched knew
which kept him out of the game for
days, while Soper and Andrews, Yale"n
substitute halfback ami guard, wcr.i
internally injured. After the gam
with Harvard De Saullcs of Yale had
to lx taken to a Boston hospital.
Tyndeman and Foote of Cornell wera
put out of the game In UKJ with a dis
located shoulder and a broken uwe.
Williams, Carlisle's euptaiu. had hl-4
spine seriously hurt In the game with.
Virginia in l'.nrj. Thorpe and TaJberttt
of Columbia had a collar bone ami an
kle broken lu the Yale game of 1103.
Turner of Brooklyn and Iawr-uce of
Bayshore, two promising candidate
for varsity positions, were put out lat
year, one with a strained back and tbn
other with a dislocated knee. Twltchell
of Hartford, substitute quarterback for
Yaie, bad his spine badly hurt. Brill.
Harvard's star tackle, had to leave the
line, when he had leen depended upon
to hold Hogan, Yale's great tackle, and
uu X ray showed that the bones of hi
shoulder' were shattered.
Already this season Hollenback of
the University of Pennsylvania,
promising candidate for left end, has
had his leg broken above the ankle.
And all of the big games and most of
the games of lesser Importance are yet
to be played.
Xntlonnl Heme For Letter Carrier.
Officials of the New York Letter Car
riers' association annoanccd recently
that a national home for letter carrier
Is to be built at Colorado Springs. A
100 acre site adjoining the Union Print
era' home has been secured, aud tha
building will cost $300,000.