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VOL. IX. NO. 17.
WATERBUltY, CONK, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS SALISBURY-18 RETICENT. DOES HIS SILENCE PORTEND WAR OR PEACE? The British Frees and People Catnalnc Down The Chronicle Advises ATbltra tlon Andrew Carnegie's Tiews Ameri can Peace Socioty Passes Besolution. London, Dec. 24. Inquiries mado In fcigh official quarters have elicited the In formation that tho Marquis of Salisbury la not likely to make an early etatement I on the Venezuelan question, but the gov ernment is manifesting every disposition to treat tho question with calmness and moderation. Sir Augustus William Lawson Hem ming, K.C. 3J. G., principal clerk In the colonial office, ha3 been appointed govern or and commander in chief of British Gui ana in succession to Sir Charles Cameron Lees, K. C. M. G., recalled when tho Vonezuelan question began to assume an acute stags. Ho was born in 1841. The discussion of tho Venezuelan ques tion continues with unabated vigor in all tho press. The Times this morning prints columns of correspondence on the subject. . Mr. Andrew Carnegie writes to that paper In favor of arbitration, with a price fixed upon such territory as has been set tled by the British should their title be found defective. Colonel A. C. Colquhoun, who recently visited America in connection with an in vestigation of the Nicaragua canal project and who has since his return to England made various addresses on that subject, writes to The Times offering his testimony that tho Monroo doctrino is an abiding sentiment with Americans and must ba counted with. The Chronicle says that it Is probable that while the tension lasts United States Embassador Bayard will not leave Lon don, but that; so far there is no indication of when President Cleveland's acknowl edgment of Lord Salisbury's dispatches will bo received. The Chronicle, in Its leader, considers that if the proposed commission be com posed of men like Edward J. Phelps, An drew D. White and George F. Edmunds it must command respect, and that somo further proposal from Lord Salisbury would become expedient and necessary. "It seems to us," eays Tho Chronicle, 'that he might offer to discuss the limits of the application of the Monroo doctrino and perhaps even to submit the boundary question to arbitration." At a mooting of tho executive commit tee of the London Nonconformist council, Dr. Clifford presiding, It was decided to telegraph a greeting to the Christian churches of America with sympathy in their efforts to preserve the peace and the hope that they would bo crowned with success and thus enable England and America to co-operate in behalf of suffer ing Armenia. 1 Peace Resolutions Passed. Boston, Deo. 24.- Tho American Peace eociety of this city, which includes among its membors Hon. Edward Atkinson, Hon. Robert Treat iPaine, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe and others, at a meeting passed the following resolutions; War between the United States and Great Britain is a moral impossibility. Neither nation surely not our nation can bo guilty of tho awful crime of attack ing the other. Threats of war by tho United States are worse than a stupendous blunder. Chris tianity, civilization and humanity con demn not merely war, but threats of war. Justice between nations is good, and es pecixilly by tho powerful to tho weak. Magnanimity inspires our country to seek justice for Venezuela from Britain. The Monroe doctrino means first, the, safety of tho United States, and, secondarily, tho protection cf this hemisphere from Euro pean oppression. But our safety is as sured beyond question by our power. It is inconceivable folly to so extend the Monroe doctrino that boundary disputes of ancient origin, growing out of the doubtful documents or data beyond our ken, must imperil tho peaceful progress of Christian civilization. What madness to embroil our land in tho constant dis sensions of tho Spanish, Portugucso and mixed races of South America! Our government has done well to inter vene by honor, diplomatic appeal and pro test, including urgent requests for arbi tration. After diplomacy has failed two great nations must always arbitrate if the quarrel bo grievous. Tho exact Venezuela boundary sinks into insignificance measured against tho peace of tho English speaking people prin ciples. War between thom would check civilisation, inflame malignant psssions and inflict immeasurable suffering on tho masses of the people, tho millions of work ing men and women even now struggling hard to earn bread for their families. The golden rule condemns war and these threats of war. Tho rulers of both lands aro in fault. Both nations must recede. War between two nations of brothers, leaders of tho world in Christian civilization, is impossible Wo appeal to the Christian conscience and common sense of our people to do all in their power to maintain inviolate the existing and steadily growing'sentimcnts of amity and pnco between tho English speaking na? tions. The Independent's Views. New York, Dec. 21. Tho Independent, which will bo issued on Dec. 2G, will say editorially: War? No, a thousand times no! God forbid! It is a thought too monstrous to bo seriously entertained. War means slaughter frightful slaugh ter. It means tho killing of men in un told nunlbers. It means the making of widows ami orphans by the thousands, and the brcakingup of families. It means destruction of property, great injury to commerce and tho wasting of millions of treasure. It is not a gay naval parade , nor a grand military review, but a delib erate, vindictivo and remorseless duel to the death. The greater the combatants tho more fierce and terrible the war. War with England? Impossible? She is our mother country. Wo are of one ' blood, ono race, one language and one civilization. Our frequent expressions of jealous impatience with her only proves the sincere attachment that exists at tho bottom. War with England? Far be it from it. 9 War with the Lnited States, her own kiDi with whom the bonds, of peace have 60 long remained unbroken?" England cannot tolerate the thought. It ought to be impossible. Have wo cultivated reason during all the centuries since we left the shades of barbarism to dethrone it now for an ap peal to . the sword? Those who welcome war talk like fools; those who grow hila rious over the prospect of it are merry with insanity. War is the very last thing any na tion ought to think of. We are not be yond the province of diplomacy. Eng land has given us no ultimatum, nor has she given Venezuela au ultimatum. It la not cowardly on our part to refuse to pre cipitate a conflict. Ic is moral cowardico net to persist for a peaceful negotiation. We do not propose abject surrender. We propose to stand by the Monroe doctrine. England gave her cordial assent to -it once. Why not again? Let us have faith that honorable psaco will be secured, and let the hotheads on both sides of the Atlantic who are conjur ing up the specter of war be treated as chattering magpies. Venezuela Preparing For War. Cakacas, Venezuela, Deo. 24. Vene zuela is making active preparations for war as the possible outcome of the bound ary dispute with Great Britain. Four places between Caracas "and La Guayra have been fortified. Venezuela has 156, 000 rifles on hand for the use of her sol diers. Business firms are distributing cir culars in favor of a commercial warfare, which has already begun, upon all Eng lish houses and English good3. SERGIUS STEPNIAK DEAD. An Fxiled Russian Nobleman and Political Economist Accidentally Killed. London, Dec. 24. Sergius Stepniak is dead. He was killed by a passing train while he was walking near a crossing at Chiswick. Sergius Michael Dragomanoff Stepniak was born in 1S41 at Hadjatsch, in the Ukraine mountains, and came of a semi noble family, descended from the Cossacks of Little Russia. From 1859 to 1863 ho was a student at Kieff, and he published several works during that time, which wero prohibited by the government in 1862. In 1870 he became a professor at tho University of Kieff, but was removed from his chair by the government three years later. He was exiled in 1876 on acoount of his criticism of the system pursued by Count Tolstoi, one of the ministers of justice, and he thereupon settled in Geneva, writ ing various popular works in the Littlo Russian dialect. He began to work hard for the estab lishment oft equal political rights and de clared against socialism as well as abso lutism. Some of his principal works are "The Turks Within and Without," "Ty ranicide . In Russia" and "Little Russian Internationalism." He has since con tributed much to the magazines on the eastorn European peoples. He has writ ten as well works on the ethnography, history and literature of Littlo Russia, and, with M. Antonowitch, has edited a collection of "Little Russian Folklore." KILLED IN A WRECK. Two Heavy Freight Trains Crash, Together With Disastrous Results. Chattanooga, Deo. 24. A head on col lision occurred on the Cincinnati South ern railroad between two heavy freight trains at Cardiff, both trains running at tho rate of 15 miles per hour. Threo unknown tramps were killed. J. S. Brewer (white), brakeman on the north bound train, was fatally injured, and tho following wero seriously hurt: J. Heath, fireman, Somerset, Ky. ; Will New man, Ernost McClellan, fireman; H. Can ter and J. H. Westcott, engineers, all of Chattanooga. 1 - Two engines pulled the south bound train forward by a disabled engine, and tho north bound also carried a disabled engine. The engines were badly wreck ed. Both trains carried 61 cars, which wero seriously damaged. Killed by a Cable Car. New York, Dec. 24. Henry J. New ton, president of a bronze company, with a foundry at Nyack, N. Y., and who lived at 12S West Forty-third street, was run over and killed by a Lexington avenue car of tho Broadway cable road at Broad way and Twenty-third street. Postmasters Appointed. Washington, Deo. 24. The following postmasters were appointed: Rhode Island Lafayetto, J. B. Barber. Pennsylvania Cool Spring, Lafayetto Shaffer; Russell, H. T. Russoll; West Nicholson, G. N. Doyle. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. George Godolphin Osborne, ninth duke of Leeds, died in London, aged 69 years, A bridge connecting the town of East Hartford with Hartford was carried away by ico. Three persons wero fafnlly injured in an accident on the elevated road in Chi cago. By an explosion of gas at Schoenbur ger's rolling mill at Pittsburg eight men were burned, ono of thom fatally. Attempts wero made to steal the body of Theodore Lambert, recently hanged for murder, from tho cemetery at Camden, N. J. , . Five laborers were injured, one fatally, at tho malleablo iron works in Dayton, O., being pinioned between the walls of tho building and a car loaded with pig iron. David F. Hannigan, the slayer of Solo mon Mann, who has boen confined in the Hudson River Statrf hospital pending an inquiry as to his sanity, was released by Judge Brown. At Frankfort, Ky., Senator Blackburn's friends have engaged headquarters for him, and these will bo open during the, session of tho legislature, which is to elect a United States -senator. " Counsel for Maria Barberi, who was convicted of murder in tho first degree, has informed Governor Morton that if ho will commute tho woman's sentence her counsel will withdraw tho caso from the courts. Governor Morton has replied that he will not intcrforo in any way while tho caso is before the courts. Weather Forecast. Cloudy and threatening weather; prob able showers : southwesterly winds. - FELL IN WITH THIEVES. MINER FROM CRIPPLE CREEK-LOSES HIS GOLD. Going: Abroad to Claim His Fortune ot 890,000 He Exhibited Ills Wealth and a Game of Seven Up Followed. Robbed and Terribly Beaten New ; York, Dea 24. Charles W. Crawford, who has just reached here from the west with a snug little fortune, fell among thieves and lost a large part of it. Crawford is a sturdy, well built fellow of 31. He Is an Englishman, who has been at Cripple Creek. Colo., trying hia luck at gold mining. He was fairly suc cessful, but a week or, two ago he learned that there was more money waiting foi him in England than ho would be likely to dig out of Cripple Creek in a long time. His father had died, leaving him sole heir to an estate of 190,000. He gave up his claim, started for New York and ex pected in a day or two to sail for Liverpool. On reaching this city the miner took a room in a hotel, which he thinks was near Barclay street. Then he started out early in the evening to see the sights. In South street he met four amiable young men, who took him to a saloon, where they had several drinks. Crawford indiscreetly exhibited a handsome gold watch and chain, which he valued at $150. He also showed a bright new $20 gold piece. Somebody suggested a game of cards after awhile, and Crawford read ily assented. " s Then his four newly found friends took him to the foot of Pine street, where the tugboat Adelaide Clay tied up for the night. They went into the cabin of the boat, lighted a lamp and began to play seven up at $1 a corner. Was an Easy Winner. Crawford's good luck seemingly had not forsaken him. He was an easy win ner, and all the money appeared to be coming his way. There was a goodly pile of it on the table at half past 10 o'clock, when suddenly all four of the strangers at the same time jumped from tho table and attacked tho winner from Cripple Creek. They beat him about the face and head until he fell to the cabin floor, bleeding and almost senseless. ' They took all the stakes from the table and deftly removed Crawford's watch and chain and his gold double eaglo. Then the thieves escaped. Crawford dragged himself up to the dock, and in South street he found Roundsman Jackson and Policeman Har vey H. Ware of the Old Slip station. They had his wounds dressed, and he gave them a description of the thieves. One of the robbers, he said, was about 26 years old, another about 24, and the re maining two were boys, about 18 years old. All were smooth faced. The eldest was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and dressed in dart clothes. The police think they have a clew to the identity of the robbers. They took Crawford baok to the boat, but it was then deserted, and nobody in the vicinity appeared to have any knowledge of the robbery. Crawford did not lose all his ready cash, for he exhibited to the policeman a large roll of greenbacks when ho offered to treat thom. His face and' head are terribly bruised, both eyes olosed, and his nose is badly cut. He says the men, after knocking him down, jumped on him with their feet. Crawford, before going to Cripple Creek was in the drug business. Tramps Hold Up a Train. Metrofolis, Ills., Dec. 24. A mixed train of freight and passenger oars on the St. Louis and Paducah railroad was hold up at the depot in the outer part of the city by a gang of 15 or 20 tramps, who re fused to allow tho train to proceed unless they were taken aboard. The operator at the depot telegraphed to tho marshal, and an engine carried a posse to thescene of the trouble. A hand to hand conflict en sued, and six of the gang were arrested after they had been clubbed into submis sion. Remorse Leads to Suicide. Watertown, N. Y., Dec. 24. Mra Ce lia Martin, who was convicted of shoplift ing in the police court and sentenced to tho House of Refuge for Women at Hnd son, hanged herself with a towol in the county jail. She was about 22 years of age and prepossessing in appearance. Mrs. Martin was married two years ago, but did not live long with her husband, and her associations had lately been bad. She confessed her theft .to the recorder, but took her conviction hard. Killed by a Dynamite Explosion. Chicago, Deo. 24. A frightful dyna mite explosion occurred on section 14 of the drainage canal, about a mile from the small town of Romeoville. Two men were instantly killed and five fatally and two severely injured. The dead are James Mc Knight, Daniel McAllister. Tho fatally injured are George McFittrick, John Mc Fittrick, brothers; Barney O'Rourke, Louis Kearney and John Michus, and the seriously hurt aro Michael Harrison and Hugh O'Rourke. Contract Awarded For Battleships. Washington, Dec. 24. The board of naval bureau chiefs, after carefully con sidering for several weeks the" bids sub mitted for building battleships 5 and 6, has recommended to Seoretary Herbert the acceptance of the bid of tho" Newport News Drydockand Shipbuilding company of Virginia to construct both ships on the plans of tho navy department for $2,250, 000 for each. Locomotive Boiler Explosion. Trenton, Dec. 24. The boiler of a lo comotive on tho Pennsylvania railroad at Princeton Junction exploded, instantly killing Thomas Palmer of Marion, N. J., the engineer, and wrecking several cars. The fireman of the locomotive had tem porarily loft t before the explosion. Another Boston Failnre. Boston, Dec. 24. The failure is-announced of Gould, Hall & Co., brokers S Exchange place. The house is not a large one. , , ." German Absconder Arrested. Montreal, Dec 24. Adolph Loudin of Leipsic, Germany, was arrested here for absconding with $25,000. v - V . TRACTION STRIKE ENDED. Compromise Brought About Tbroh tS4 Good Offices or John Wanamaker. Philadelphia, Deo. 24. The great trolley strike is ended. This ! final. John Wanamaker is the man who brought abor, the settlement, succeeding where all others failed. He was aided in the work by members of the Christian league. The basis of settlement follows: First. While the Union Traction com pany will only treat with the workmen in its employ it will allow them membership in any lawful organization. Second. It will take up all grievancei and give them full and fair consideration. Third. It will, as far as it has vacant places, immediately put on the old mn, and as fast as vacanoles arise will give preference to any of the old men yet un employed and endeavor to arrange the trips of the cars to favor the old men as far as possible without violating its con tracts with the new men. The questions of compensation and hours aro left for future determination. Concessions were made by both sides. The battle has mainly been for the ques tion of employees' membership in the Amalgamated Association of Street Rail way Employees, which the company "has persistently refused to recognize. Tha new men engaged since the strike began number nearly 1,000. There were about 5,000 strikers. They reported for work this morning. Mr. Wanamaker submitted the ideas embraced in the settlement to the strlk ers. They accepted them and in turn submitted them to the company. Consid erable correspondence and many confer ences followed, and late yesterday after noon the announcement was made that both sides had agreed to the terms. To properly round out the matter a mass meeting of the strikers was held for the purpose of ratification. Here the strike was officially deolared off, all-the leaders were called upon for speeches, and there was a veritable love feast. LOST AT SEA. The Red D Steamer Nansemond Sonic and Seven Sailors Drowned. New York, Dec. 24. The Nansemond of the Red D line is lost. Advices received by Boulton, Bliss & Dallett, the agents, at Pine and Front streets, state that the Nansemond, Captain Lasky, from Curacao to Maracaibo, collided with the Spanish steamer Mexico near the island of Aruba. The Nansemond sank and is a total loss. The first cablegram,. received from Cu racao, Dutch West Indies, reported Cap tain Lasky and 14 persons drowned. A corrected telegram received later says that the Nansemond was bound from Maraoai bo to Curacao and that only seven persons, including Captain Lasky, were drowned. The tug Augusta saved 35 Uvea. Th Mexico, Captain Curel, la of the Com pania Transatlantlque and plies between this city and Havana and Mexican ports. She sailed from hero Nov. 20, Havana Deo. 11 and was sailing for Porto Cabello for Carthagena when she collided with the Nansemond. The latter was a screw steamer of. 2, 230 tons and was bnilt at Baltimore In 3 887 J. M. Ceballos & Co., agents of the steam er Mexico, said that the damage received by their steamer was unknown. The Dunn Brothers Fatally Injured. Perry, O. T., Deo. 24. A deputy mar shal, who arrived from the Osage oountry, brings news of a serious aocldent to the four Dunn brothers. They were in a wag on in pursuit of some lawbreakers, when a large can of powder ignited, and all four men wero blown high in the air. Ono of them was hurt so badly by the explosion that he soon died, and the oth ers aro said to be fatally Injured. The Dunns were once friends of the outlaws who did work along tho Creek country line, but somo months ago they accepted commissions from tho United States gov ernment for killing Bitter Creek and Tnl 6a Jack, twonoted members of the old Dalton gang. The Raymond Bankers Punished. Philadelphia, Dec. 24. Charles W. Raymond, ex-president, and Edward M. Raymond, ex-cashier of the Middletown National bank, who were found guilty oi misapplying the funds of the bank, were sentenced by Judge Butler in tho United States district court to seven years and five months in jail. E. M. Raymond has also been found guilty of making false re ports to the comptroller of the currency, but ho was not sentenced for this, it being considered that the offense was in connec tion with the other and that the punish ment inflicted was sufficient. The Grand River Floods. r W-Agoxer, I. T., Dec. 24. The Grand river flood continues to riso and now ay erages a depth of from 70 to SO feet In the channel. Groat desolation is being caused. Houses, wagons and farm animals of all descriptions are seen floating down the tor rent. Men and women were found in tree tops, whero they had been for 36 hours without food. They were rescued by a party in boats. One woman, was seen in a wagon box going down stream calling for assistance, but so rapid was the cur rent that nothing could be done for her. 'Fire In a Jersey Pump Works. Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 24. Fire de stroyed the corohouse of the Worthington pump works, a one story wooden struo ture 100 feet square located at the foot oi Trumbull streot. The fire is believed tc have started from one of a number oi ovens in the building, and within an houx it destroyed the entire building. Valua ble molds wero damaged so badly as to be rendered worthless. The loss on these is estimated at $25,000 and on the building 510,000. The Singer sewing machine works adjoining wero badly scorched. Head Severed From His Body. Niagara Falls, Doc. 24. William Weber, an employee of Glorr & Gridley, coopers, was run over and killed by an en gine in the Central yards here. Weber's head was severed from the body, the left arm was cut off at the shoulder and the left leg at the ankle. 4 More Indians on the Warpath. Silver City, N. M., Deo. 24. The commanding officer at Fort Bayard has received a message from San Carlos reser vation saying that 15 bucks loft the reser vation in spite of tho efforts of the author ities to prevent their departure, with the avowed intention of joining the band of renegades now out, '..':, 7 - FROM SOUTH AMERICA. President Cleveland's Message Fully Ap preciated by Our Neighbors. Wasaixgtox, Dec 24. The house was in session twenty minutes to-day. Speak er Reed laid before the house the follow ing cable dispatch : President Chamber of Representatives of me united totates: Chamber of deputies "of the United States of Brazil congratulates chamber of representatives of the North Ameri can union for President Cleveland's most worthy message, which so nobly and highly defends the rights and lib erty of American nations consecrated in the Monroe principles. Rosa E. Rilya, President. The message was applauded.. The house adjourned until Thursday. CONNECTICUT INDUSTRIES. Summary of thri Weekly Record in a Very Busy State. The summary of the Commercial Record for the current week is as follows : Real estate sales Xew Haven and West Haven 16. Bridgeport 23, Hartford 9. W.iterbury 9,Meridenll, Xew Bri tain 6, Middletown 9, Danbury 3, Xorwalk 7. Real estate mortgages Xew Haven and West IJaven $104,634, Bridgeport V-wv"-'" muiiuiu vuu.ixi ii aiciuui v 29,621, Meriden $12,4S0, Xew Britain $14,201, Middletown 5,550, Danbury 625, Xorwallc $17,240. The total number of sales this week is 93 as compared with 108 for the preced ing week, and 100 lor the corresponding w eek last year. Ihree new corporations are reported this week a fire extinguisher company in Danbury, with $10,000 capital; a welding compound manufacturing com pany in Xew Haven, with $1,500 capital, and a wool scouring company in Green wich, with $100,000 capital. A Fujjitire From Justice. Hartford, Dec 24. The case of Wal ter J. Ennison, who is wanted in Chica go, having been charged with being a fugitive from justice, was again ad journed until next Monday by Judge Bill tins morning. Hie accused made no ob jection to the postponement of his case, but asked that the amount of bond be reduced. The grand jury of Cook coun ty, Illinois, fixed Ennison's bonds at $5,000, and.'Judge.Bill asked for S4,000, and declined to reduce the amount. A hearing on the matter of extradition will be given by Governor Coffin on Saturdajr. " Film Flammers at Branford. A pair of flim-flammers are. at work in Branford, and their-initial attempt to . ply tneir trade was suc cessful. The victim was G. . W. Calkins, proprietor of a news stand; candy and knick-knack store. Two cigars were purchased, and a $2 bill was offered in payment. After Calkins had given the change one of the crooks dis covered that he had some change, and asked that the S2 be returned in place of the change. Calkins consented; there was a deal of talking and confusion and the men left. When Calkins counted his change he was 1 short. Some One Gave The Tip. NEW caxaax, JJec 24. a raid ,on places of ill repute planned for last night was not carried out successfully owing to the fact that the tip had been passed around. For some time there have been many complaints made to the authorities owing to the number of these resorts in the vicinity of this town and the police decided a big raid. V hen they swooped down on the places last night they round tney nad au closed up with the exception of one, and there was only one woman there. She was arrested. . The others left town in the afternoon. Naval Militia For Bridgeport. Bridgeport, Dec 24. There is a movement on foot in this city to organ ize a company of naval militia. It will be the same as the iSew Haven company and its membership will be equal in every respect to the best companies in the city. The idea was suggested by a number of the promoters of the pro posed company of Governors Horse guards,, which did not materialize owing to the opposition oi the late Governor Morris. Piling Carried Away by Floating Ice. Middletown, Dec 24,-s-The piling on the second pier of the new Connecticut river bridge between Middletown and Portland was carried away some time Monday night, causing damage amount ing to $500. This piling was driven for the false work for the iron framing. Xew Dilins: was placed in position .yesterday, and the work on the bridge will not be delayed. Arrested on Suspicion. Hartford, Dec 24. James Kelly, a Xew Yorker, was arrested by the police this morninff on suspicion of havim? stolen a valuable overcoat which he had in his possession, and which he was try ing to sell. Kelly was docked up. In the pockets of the coat were fouud a fine silk handkercmel and a pair oi gloves. Said To Be Drowned. New Haven, Dec 24. Word was re ceived to-day, stating that Joseph Bon avaro, steward on the Barta steamship Saturn had been drowned. If this be so the bigamy proceedings against his wife. wiio is now in Xew Haven jail awaiting trial will probably be dropped. Majestic Beaches Queenstown. Oceenstown, Dec 24. The AVhite Star steamship Majestic, from Xew York, December 17, arrived off the har bor at 12:30, but proceeded to Liver pool, not being able to land passengers owing to tne rougn weatner. Brave conquerors! for so you are, that war against yont own affections and the huge x army of the world's desires. Shakespeare. , - - Jade originally signified any rode persou, wjthent regard to sex. . CITY NEWS. The ice on the Manhan is unsafe, and people are advised to keep awav from there to-morrow. About S o'clock last night a four horse team belonging to Contractor G. S. Ab bott collidec with a hydrant at the junc tion of Mattatuck and Sperry streets, smashing the top off the hj-drant. The water board was- immediately notiilid and the rush of water was soon stopped. Robert St Hilaire has just returned from the Regular army,, Co G, of the tu regiment, Indian Territory. He was formerly a Waterbury boy, haying been born in this city. His many friends will be glad to welcome him back and one home is made happy by the return of the prodigal son. V Miss Margaret R." Fitzpatrick, teacher of the South Brooklyn school, has ac cepted a position as teacher in the YV ash- ington school of the Center district. She will be succeeded in South Brooklyn by Miss Mary Iteilly. The winter term of the South Brooklyn district will begin on January G. People who have occasion to call at the oflice of Attorney John O'Xeill to day are of the opinion that Santa Claus has been making a storeroom of the place. Almost every available space m the of liee and library room is adorned with a neat parcel marked in Chinese char acters. On inquiry- it was learned that two or three Chinamen called at Mr O'Xeill's oflice last night and left him presents consisting of various kinds of teas, together with cuffs, collars, neck ties and a dozen or more other articles. The recepieut is much pleased at his manifestation of good will, on the part of his friends, and says he cannot ac count for it in any woy except it is due to the fact that he is the only lawyer in town who can converse with them in their native tongue. HORSES AND HORSEMEN. Sheriff, 9:12K, is being fitted for the coming ice races. Gil Curry will have Jog Patchen daring tho ensuing winter. Quarterstretoh, by Quartermaster, holds the European record for two miles-r4:83, C.-M. Reed of Erie,.. Pa.,, will 'have a stable of trotters in tho European circuits next year. Pixley, v 2:08 ; will -bo driven on , tha snow by her owner, Mr. 'William Disston of Philadelphia, this winter. The Village Farm racing stable has been shipped to Selma, Ala., whero Trainer Ed Goers will; winter the horses. Senator W. M. Stewart of Nevada has purchased a farm near Leesburg, Va., and intends to ship all of bis trotting stock to that point. Ananias, Mr. C.'F. Emery's sensational colt, by Patron, paced to a record of 2:12, the fastest of the past year for his ago, and won $5,325. Mr. T. Raymond, owner of tho well known campaigner Klamath, is to have charge of that prominent race horso Chehallis, 2:07)4. Tho Quartermaster colt, Quarterstrefch, is.ntw in the imperial stud of Austria. In 15 events during tho past season he won 13 firsts and was second twice. Iron Bar, 2:13,. the little horse that fought out such a game race against Lynne Bel at Fleetwood, has completely recovered from his lameness and will again be seen on the turf next season. The New York courts have decided that tho owner of a vicious animal is responsi ble for any barm done by it and awarded heavy damages to the widow of a man killed by the kick of a vicious horse. , European horsemen are anxious to se cure grand old Nightingale, 2 :08. Mr. Hamlin received an offer of $7,500 for her from Austrian horsemen, but refused It, his price being $10,000. Turf, Field and Farm.- PERFUMES. Schiller enjoyed the odor of decayed ap ples. Perfumes have been held in the highest esteem from the most ancient times. Perfumes were extonsively used in an cient Egypt for tho embalmment of dead bodies. At a date certainly not later than B. O. 2000 Egyptians used perfumes in the sacri fices to their gods. Dr. Johnson was extremely fpnd of or ange peel and used to carry it in his pockefc for tho sako of its odor. " Pomades aro made of the best and purest fat of the ox, impregnated with any per fume which may be desirable. Nimes has for over a century been noted for its perfumes. A specialty is mado there of those exacted from thyme, rose mary, aspic and lavender. Mmo. Pompadour, whose headdress has given a name to a well known style of wearing the hair, spent 100,000 francs o year on perfumes and pomatums. At the court of Louis XIV tho uso of per fumes was so general among both gentle men and ladies that throughout Europo ill was known as the "Scented Court." In one of Dean Swift's letters he alludes to tho fact that in his day tho shops of tho perfumers in London wero lounging places for young noblemen and other fashionable idlers. Nearly all animals aro fond of ono kini or another of perfumes. Lions and tigers delight In the odor of tho attar of rose; cats are extravagantly fond of catnip, and wolves and several other kinds of wild ac mals delight in tho smell of as&fetida ; MOTHERS OF GREAT MEN. The mother of licrfl Cornwallis did no at first favor the idea of a military career; for hor son. Gibbon's mother was passionately fond of reading and encouraged her son to fol low her example. Coleridge reverenced his mother. Ha onco said, "A mother Is a mother still, tha holiest thing alive. " Beethoven's mother was a stont, brisk, hardworking housowife, who seemed to have not a thought above her daily duties. Maohiavelll's mother gave him his first lessons in deceit lessens that afterward bore fruit in the doctrines taught in ,4Tho Prinoo." Oliver Wendell Holmes was fond of talking about his mother, and , often do olared hoy?aK?chhe owed'toherlcare in