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NEW IIAVEN MORNING JOURNAL ANDCOUKIKH WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 1894.
S WAZLtSQTO&D. Th. mount paid out in town orders last month wm 13,467.81. Frank Btevenaon returned yesterday from a week'a vlalt In Weatbrook, Me. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew baa received an Invitation to attend the annual meeting of the New England local assembly In New Haven Saturday and Sunday. Town Clerk Martin made out aeventy alx pension papera yeaterday. There waa quite a little excitement on tha corner of Center street and Whit tlesey avenue late yesterday afternoon over the misfortune of John B. Zlmmer, who lives down near Northford. He had come In town with a load of wood and on going down hill one of the horses, which was smooth shod, had fallen In the street A crowd soon col lected and tried to get the animal on its feet, but without success, and Humane Officer Austin was soon on hand and attempted to kill the horse, to put It out of Its misery. After two shots from a revolver had been fired Into the horse's head an axe was brought into requisition, and after a little prellml nary pounding the animal's life was finally drove out, and the carcass hauled one side and to-day will be taken down to the bone mill. One of Strauss Brothers' wagons col' lapsed on Qulnnlplao street yesterday owing to being overloaded. Charles N. Bralnard of Washington street was taken with a severe hemorrhage late Monday night, and late yesterday morning had another se rious one. Last evening his condition was as comfortable as could be ex pected. Mrs. T. E. Murphy Is thsj guest of Mrs. L. M. Hubbard. Twenty-five New Locomotives. The Consolidated road has given the Rhode Island locomotive works an order for twenty-five new engines, to cost $250,000. The locomotives are to 1 .1 1 L ... 1 I U Returned to Her Home. Mrs. Fred Fields of Lynwood street returned to her home last week from a thirteen weeks' sojourn at the Danes- vllle sanitarium, New York. Her health has been benefitted sufficiently to make her home coming possible, and her speedy restoration to good health Is the earnest wish of her friends. Mr. Schoenberger'i Home Damaged. The handsome residence of Emil Bohoennerger, located on Davenport avenue, corner of Vernon street, was damaged by fire yesterday morning, and the loss is estimated at $3,000, which is covored by insurance. The fire had gained a good start before it was dis covered, and by the time' the firemen had arrived it had spread from the center of the house to the east wall and had theri ascended to the mansard roof, which was burning. The flames had worked their way in between the par titions and in 'order toreaoh them-the firemen were. compelled to tear off a large quantity of plastering in many of the rooms. The fire, It is supposed, was caused by the woodwork about the heater beooming overheated ' and ignit-. ed. Mr. Schoenberger had a sick son in the house ot the time and he was re moved without trouble and without any iil effects. Richard Worcell, a pipeman connected with steamer No. 3, was se riously injured while responding to the alarm. He was on a hose carriage, and in making the turn the wheel of the carriage struck the ourb and Worcell was thrown off and struck on his throat upon a post beside the roadway. He was sent to a physician's office and was later taken to his home. To Go In Clamlfled Service. Washington, Deo. 4. President Cleveland will probably issue to-morrow an order Including the scientific and technioal force of the geological survey within the classified service. This order will take in 133 offioers. Other extensions of the civil .service laws have been urged, and the presi dent's aotion in regard to some of the recommendations may be looked for at any time. Exonerated the Boad. New York, Deo. 4. An inquest into the death of Dr. Francis Whittemore, of Boston, and George P. Basley, of thtaoity, who were killed at Cortlandt street on November 34, was held by Coroner Whitlook to-day. Many wit nesses testified that the men accident ally fell in front of the train. W. F. Pollock, a friend of the dead men, and who was Jn their company, deolared that the dootor playfully struck Basley on the back and the latter fell off the platform. Whittemore then leaped upon the track to save him, and both were run over. The jury exonerated the road and employes from all blame, and de olared that the men were aooidentally killed. GREAT XUS1CAL TREAT. Tha Boston Symphony Concert Saturday . , Evening. , The Boston Symphony orchestra, whose performances are always a de light to lovers of fine muBlo, will give Its only concert at the Hyperion theater next Saturday evening. . The concert will Introduce as soloist one of the distinguished stars of the present mu sical season, Caesar Thomson, the fa- mouB .Belgian violinist. .Mr. Thompson may confidently be classed as one of the very greatest living vlolintets.and so far. as absolute mastery of the tech nique of the instrument Is concerned he probably has no peer. The ease and certainty, with which he plays passages of the most amazing difficulty excites the wonder and admiration of all vio linists and has led him to be frequently referred to by the critic- as "a sec ond Paganlnl." Mr. Thomson will play with orchestra the lovely Adagio from ths G minor Concerto by Brack, and the Concerto by Paganlnl. The orches tral numbers to be played Include Pas aacaglla, Bach; Symphony in E minor, No.- 4, Brahms; Suite;'' "L'Arleslenne" No. 1, Bist; and the'orerture, "Carne val Romain," Heritor. The sale of seats opened yesWday morning; at thevbox pffloes of the Hyperion theater. ' WOMAWS KKLIET COltrB, Grand Basaar Bald at MaehaBlot' Hall Ytatarday. . The grand! basaar fceldby the Woman's Relief corps of Admiral Foote post at Mechanics' hall on Chapel street yes terday afternoon and evening was at tended by a large crowd of people and waa a great success, quite a large sum of money being raised for the old and disabled soldiers and their widows. The tiall waa very prettily decorated with flags and war scenes. The booths were beautiful and were most taste fully arranged and decorated. In one booth hot chocolate was served. Mrs. Klnner, Mrs. Whittlesey, Mrs. Under wood presided over this booth. At another cake and loe cream was served, Mrs. Bodwell and1 Mrs. Wbittaker pre sided at this booth. At the other booths fancy articles and candy were sold. In the evening an entertainment was given, which was participated in by Miss Lottie Reynolds, the well known elocutionist; W. Manning Reynolds, Miss Grace Holbrook, Miss Lillian Hoi brook, Miss Irene Evarts, Roy Root and Mrs. E. Reynolds and Baby Har ris, aged Ave years. Miss Lottie Rey onlds recited her new selection, "Mar tha Virginia's Hand," which was most heartily applauded. State responded to an encore. Roy Root Is a very bright lad of eight years and recited In a most entertaining manner. Miss Grace Hol brook played several selections on the mandolin and Miss Lillian Holbrook acted very acceptably as accompanist. Baby Harris gave some very cute and pretty songs and dances. The executive committee is as fol lows: Chairman, Mrs. P. A. Foster, Mrs. E. A. Woodford, Mrs. Gregg, Mrs, Bodwell, Mrs. E. Reynolds, Mrs. W, H. Foster. Mrs. E. Reynolds was chairman of the entertainment committee. The president of the corps is Mrs. R. A, Beldlen. CUT LODGE. The Forty-eighth Anniversary Celebrated To-day. City lodge No. 36, I. O. O. F., cele brate their forty-eighth anniversary to-day. There will be music by Pro fessor Henry O. Beach and the West Side Banjo club; recitations by Miss Minnie Kay and Miss Palmer; ad dresses by the grand officers and the three remaining charter members of the lodge, Messrs. T. C. Hollls, C. B. Han son and J. M. D. Hendrick; vocal music by Misses Smith and Waite, and J. Bauer; violin solo by Miss Johnson, and concluding with a banquet In the Banquet hall on the upper floor of the Od'd Fellows' building, Crown street. Leaves Many Descendants. Mrs. Ann Beal died in Bridgeport, Sunday, at the age of ninety-three. She had spent the last two years of her life In bed, almost constantly sew ing, and never had need of spectacles. She was born in Sheffield, Eng., in 1801, and came to this country forty years ago with her husband. She is survived by thirty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren, Bridgeport Scholars. Bridgeport, Dec. 4. The school enu meration just completed shows a total of 13,080, a falling oft of 61 from the previous year. Computing in the usual way, Bridgeport has a population of 68,860. ST. PAUL'S GUILD. A Very Pleasant Entertainment Last Even ing. St. Paul's guild instead of a regular meeting last night had an Informal en tertainment. About seventy-five par ishioners and friends attended. The program included Miss Alice Welles, piano solo; Miss Belle Muzzy, vocal solo, accompanied by Mr. Charles Fowler; recitation by Miss May Col well; vooal duet by Miss Eva Brewer and Miss Belle Muzzy. The whole program was heartily ap. pkvuded. Light refreshments were served! by the young ladies of the guild. 1 CARLISLE'S REPORT. Secretary Sends His Annual Statement to Congress He Discusses Finances Urges Upon Congress theNecesiity for Remedial Legislature. Washington, Dec 4. Secretary Car lisle's report of the operations of the United States treasury department for the year ended June 30 was presented to congress to-day. It treats in detail what was only touched upon by the president in his annual message on the financial policy of the administration. Under the head! of "ourrency reform" Secretary Carlisle takes up the subject, which he treats exhaustively. V He thinks the tariff laws will yield an ample revenue for the fiscal year 1896 as all their provisions will then be operative and the prospective improve ment In the, business of the country, if realised, will greatly Increase the re sources from which! taxes are collected and accordingly a surplus of $28,814,920 is estimated for .that year.", : Regarding that the issue and redemp tion of circulating notes by the gov ernment and the inability of the sec retary under , existing law Nto make prompt and adequate provision for the support of the public credit, ) the sec retary -urges Upon congress the neces sity for remedial legislation during Its present session. - As to the, present Issue of bonds to replete the gold reserve, the secretary says the disposal of the Issue of $50,000,000 Ito the Stewart syndicate upon the basis of 2-875. per cent, jus tifies ' the' opinion thai a 1 per cent bond, having a reasonable time to run, could probably have been sold at par and certainly that at S per cent bonds could have been 'disposed ot He repeats the recommendation made in his previous report that In the In terest of the ' government the power be conferred upon the secretary to ne gotiate loans at a lower rate of Interest and lot a, shorter time than are now Hawed, ' The secretary declares that the law should be amended to conform to the present conditions fand requirements ot the public; credit and service-and he expresses tha earnest hope that con gress will take early and favorable aotion. He says that If there had been too statute requiring the government to redeem In coin and relssuo Its own notes and to maintain the parity of the two kinds of coin of unequal In trinsic value there would never have been a time since the eloae of the war when the fands In the treasury were not ample for all other pur poses, an no Issue ot bonds could, therefore, have been necessary. : If, however, the mandatory legislation which keeps a large volume of notes in circulation, notwithstanding their repeated redemption In coin and lo Imposes upon the government an ob ligation to maintain the parity of the two metals is perpetuated, tire treas ury will be compelled to procure and furnish gold to all who demand It. And It will have no lawful or regular moans of obtaining gold, eatcept by the sale of bonds, thus periodically increas ing the Interest-bearing debt without making permanent additions to its stock ot gold or diminishing to any ex tent Its obligations on account of the notes redeemed. The secretary recommends a curren cy system on the plan adopted by the Baltimore convention. The secretary thinks that the Imposl tlon of a tax by the federal government upon the use of circulating notes, law fully Issued -by the state banks Is un justifiable, If not an unconstitutional Interference with the authority of the several states, but he says its validity has been judicially sustained and as It does not appear to be practicable to repeal It absolutely at this time It Is proposed to avoid Its prohibitory effect by exempting from taxation the notes of such banking Institution as may be organized and conducted under condi tions which will amply protect the holders ot their paper. " He says that a deposit of 30 per cent of the deposit of each bank as a guar anty and a deposit of 5 per cent by all the banks In a common safety fund for the redemption ot the notes of the failed banks together with a first lien upon all the assets, Individual liability of stockholders, official supervision and the power to assess all banks to supply the deftclences, constitute the effective parts of a system which will afford to the note holder ample assurance against loss and at the same time leave a liberal margin for profit on their cir culation. One beneficial effect of requiring each bank to redeem Its own notes will be the promotion of more careful and conser vative management of Its affairs, thus avoiding to a large extent the causes which have prejudiced a majority of the failures heretofore. The plan would, the secretary shows, provide a wider field for the active circulation of our silver coins and certificates, as It is proposed that no national bank note of a less denomination than $10 shall be issued. He says that If this country Is to utilize to its fullest extent the oppor tunities offered by its geographical po. sltion, natural resources and. the me chanical skill and commercial enter prise or its people it must adhere steadfastly and aggressively to the revenue policy Inaugurated by the pres ent congress at Its last session. Al though the recent legislation did not accomplish all that was desired it In augurated a policy which it is hoped and believed will ultimately result in a great improvement in our indus trial condition and a corresponding en largement of our international com merce. Every movement hereafter made should be a step forward In the direction of freer, trade and a more equal distribution of the rewards of industry. The raw materials used In the produc tion of commodities for the use of the people should be free from taxation in order that the burden of labor may De lignienea, tne opportunities for em ployment ir.creased and the necessa ries made more abundant and less ex pensive. . Napeleon and Bousscau. In one sense It Is true that the first emperor of the French was a man of no. age and no country; In another sense he was, as few have been, the child of his surroundings and of his time. The study of politics was his own notion; the matter and method of the study were conditioned by his re lations to the thought of Europe In the last century. He evidently hoped; that his military and political studies would one day meet in the culmination of a grand career. Those years of his life which appear like a realisation of the plan were, in fact, the least success ful. The unsoundness of his political instructors and the temper of the age combined to thwart this ambitious- pur pose. . j - Rousseau had every fascination for the young of that time a captivating style, convincing logic,' the sentiment of a poet, the intensity of a prophet. A young Corsican would be doubly drawn to him by his interest in that romantic island.4 Sitting at the feet of such a Gamaliel, the r young scholar would learn through convincing argu ment the evils of a passing social state as they were not taught elsewhere, ! He would discern the dangers of ecclesias tical authority, of feudal privilege, of absolute monarchy; he would see their disastrous influence in the prostitu tion, not only of social, but of personal morality; he , would become familiar with the necessity for renewing insti tutions as the only means of regenera ting . society. All these lessons would have a value not to be exaggerated. On the other hand, when It came to the substitution of positive teaching 'for negative' criticism, ' he -would, learn nothing of value and much that was most dangerous. In utter disregard of a sound historical method. there was set up as the corner-stone of the new political structure a fiction of tha most dangerous kind. ., Bonaparte in -. his notes, written as he read, shows bis contempt for It in an admirable refuta tion of the fundamental error of Rous seau as to the state of nature by this remark: "I believe man In the state of nature had the same power of sensa tion and reason which he now- has." But If he did net accept the premises. there was portion of the conohtsion which be took with avidity, the most dangerous point In all Roussesu's sys tcmijiamely, the doctrine that oil pow er proceed from the people, not be cause of their nature and their histori cal organisation Into families and com munities, but because of an agreement by Individuals to secure public order, and that, consequently, the consent given, they can withdraw, the order they' have created they can destroy. In this lay not merely the germ, but the whole system of extreme radical ism, the essence, the substance, and the sum of the French Revolution on its extreme and doctrinaire side. Pro fessor Bloane's Life, In the Century. Is the Wast Discontented? There Is some discontent within the limits of Nebraska. With the unsuc cessful, even, though they have done more than fairly well, the sense of not being as far along In the race as those with whom they made the start Is Irri tating. The tenth commandment Is undpubtedly often and badly shattered In Nebraska; but I fancy we are neith er the only sinners nor the chief of sin ners In this respect Men here, as else where, are In haste to get rich; not sim ply to secure a competence. With many others the present complaining Is hereditary, and comes to them with their New England blood. Most well organized, normal New Englanders are always "on the road to the poorhouse." The only difference between New Eng land and Nebraska seems to be that, whereas In the former people go cheer fully and willingly and seem rather to enjoy the prospect (they rarely get there, of course those who are always talking about it never do), their de scendants in Nebraska, with the same prospect In view and entertaining it just as sincerely as do their ancestors (which is not sincerely at all), grow rebellious at the very thought The discontent which really does exist, however, la not so much discontent with one's Individual lot as with the existing order of things. Unquestiona bly the opportunities of life are in some way and often apparently by legisla tiontransferred to the few. In our haste to build an empire In a night, we have not always guarded carefully the interests of all the people. It would sometimes seem as though our chil dren could not possibly govern them selves any worse than we have gov erned ourselves, and that If they do not vastly Improve In all methods of public administration they will suffer more than we do. Out of such bitter experiences, how ever, and out of this kind of rational discontent, are evolved all human Im provements of the race. This kind of discontent seems to have naturally and properly become a powerful factor in American public life. But as for our selves and. our neighbors as Individu als, and in our own Individual and pri vate interests and affairs, It Is safe to say that 95 per cent, of the people of this state fall easily under any thoughtful definition of the expression "contented classes." Chancellor J. H. Canfield In the Forum.. . The Personal Element In Literature. A young writer almost Invariably fancies that if he were known In the proper quarters his way would be easier and his success assured. Not necessarily; we might almost say not at all, for if his work is taken on the ground of personal acquaintance, there must be something rotten in the state of that particular Denmark. It does not or it ought not to matter where he comes from or what are his personal charms or virtues; the only Introduc tion he ought to need Is that of his pen. He or she may be a millionaire or a social leader; does' that fact make his (or her) writinge any more readable or more instructive? Editors and "read ers" who are fit for their posts neces sarily judge manuscripts on imperson al grounds. In the office of any prop erly conducted periodical the merit of ah article is far more important than its source. A publishing-house brings out books because they seem likely to sell, not because they are by friends of the firm. Established reputation counts, of course, because It indicates probable quality in, and commands at tention for, whatever bears a noted name; but would any publisher or edi tor hesitate over the work of Captain Kng or Mr. Thomas Hardy because he had not met them socially? ; Did Mr. Howe'lls or Mr. Kipling make his suc cesses by having friends at court? , -A pretty story is told of how that warm-hearted woman, the late Helen Hunt Jackson, on discovering a young poetess fresh from the west, bundled the lady and her manuscripts Into a hack,' drove triumphantly through a snow-storm to the office of a g reat magazine, and there demanded and ob tained Instant recognition and success for her protegee. If the tale were true, it would Imply worse management than any successful magazine Is apt to. enjoy. An editor would be justly doomed who should accept a lady's po ems because he liked her looks and manners, or because she had a power ful patron. If the poems are of the right sort, she needs no - other : Intro duction; if not, no amount of backing and boosting can change their charac ter. Llpplncott's. Thiers and Sardou. , As Sardou was paying to M. Thiers, then president of the republic, the cus tomary visit of a candidate for the Academy, he astonished the historian of the Consulate and of Europe by speaking to him of the, transforma tion of the modern theater through the spirit which the new writers have infused Into It by the correctness and wealth of details. "I -have stopped at the comedies of Id. Scribe," said M." Thiers. "Monsieur le President, have you stopped at the furniture of the time of Louis Phillippe?" replied Sardou. "No." and he looked around him. "Have you stopped at the classlo grouping of furniture refund the chim- neyplece, as in tne urne or. Hme. Re- camier? No! There are armchair in the middle of your room.-some near the fireplace, some little stools, a sort ot very pretty ordered disorder, which permits of conversation springing up In all the corner giving an animation to the room which It had not when the older arrangement ot furniture gave It a elsssle aspect And what variety In the draportee! That Japanese silk be side the Louis XV. table, that Chinese screen before the white marble Marie Antoinette chair, copied from the mod el of Trianon! Diversity Is the aim of the modern furnisher. One does not want rigidity any more, but contrast; and our furniture, like our actions. Is always significant In that respect our comedians of to-day differ from those of the time of M. Scribe. M. Scribe put a sofa at each end of the stage and Invariably a table In the oenter. We put stands In all the corners, small fur niture everywhere, and the table where It suits us." M. Thiers was singularly Interested with this little lecture given with aN kinds of picturesque gestures. He smiled and said to Vlctorlen Sar dou; "I understand now, my dear confrere, why Mollere was so good an author. He had been an upholsterer." Those words "My dear confrere" were In effect a promise that the statesman's vote would be given to Sardou. M. Thiers, In fact, voted for htm. Jules Clarette In the North American Review. The Kiigine The Man. I once had a curious and Instructive conversation with an engineer who had charge ot a large stationary engine. It was a beautiful engine and worked as true as steel could work. The man surprised me by telling me It had been at work ninety years, "and do you know," he added, "it has had eight masters; I am the eighth who has had the care of it; the others are all either dead or worn out and yet it goes on as If it were young as ever. Very strange, sir, Isn't It, that an engine should live so much longer than a man; and It Is not hard work for us either, or exposed work, for the room Is always warm and comfortable, and the place Is, of course, clean and light." "What did the men die from?" I asked. "Well, three or four, I am afraid, died of drink, another had bad temper, an other of worry, and so on, but the en gine went on all the same." The fate of the engine, its long life and contin ued Industry, puzzled the man. He often in his lonely hours thought of It, and wondered how many men would follow him before the engine began to break down. It did not puzzle me. That engine worked a great many hours a day truly; but it was equable in its work; it never ran loose; It was true in its vocation; it was bright as a new pin, clean In every point; it was served with best but simplest fuel food; It had its furnace tubes clear; It was saved from friction by having its parts properly oiled; and, it drank nothing THREE CARLOADS CHAMBER SUITES Arrived last week. Watch our Chapel Street Win dow for Special Bargains daily. Our Fall line of Carpets is far ahead of anything ever before exhibited in the city. Prices so low they will surprise you. Parlor Suites, Easy Chairs, Couches our own manufacture ; come and see them. Choice lines of Rugs, Mats, Shades, Lace Cur tains, Draperies, Paper Hangings, etc. Largest and Leading Low Priced Housef urnishing Store in the city. . H. B. ARMSTRONG & CO., 68-97 Orange Street SOMETHING EIIR1 FINE FOR CHRISTMAS I We Have It ! A Camera ! Prices Q-reatly Reduced from now until Dec. 26th. CHARLES W. WHITTLESEY & CO., 28 1 State street. MONARCH Your choice of Rims and Tires Call and See Them.- Buckingham Clark 2 Jackson State A WONDERFUL AID TO t)IGE mm. f a. J-a i BEWARE but water. So It lived on through nearly three generations, with a good chance of living through three more; it was allowed, In fact, to make the most ot Its physical life. Us masters did not make tho most ot their lives: they might have been some what Industrious, but they were not so orderly, so true, so steady, so clean as they made the engine; they had not (earned so well how to find the best food and drink for their own labor as had been found for the engine; they did not make the most ot their Uvea, and therefore they stopped, but the en gine went, still merrily, on Its way. Sir B. W. Richardson In Longman's Magaslne. An old running sore is not only painful but offcrt sive and very discouraging. Many a person has tried remedy after remedy with out success. Salva-cea (TMBf MASK.) the new Curative Lubri cant, is especially adapted to such cases. It soothes the irritation, softens the hardened skin, and is also thoroughly healing in its properties. For erysipelas, eczema, boils, ulcers, burns, stings and bruises it is the most successful remedy that has been produced. 5 50 eta. per box. DraffiltU or by null. Brandbtt Co., 174 Caul St., New York. "Perfect How to Attala It." A Wonderful New Medical Book, written for Men Only. One copy may be bad ; I free on application. ERIE MEDICAL CO. NtiOiEA Squaie, BUFFALO, N.Y. OP and 780 Chapel Street. BICYCLES. Highest ' Grade. Weighs 25 Pounds. Agents 294 296 298 State street tn w. . . fete mm iT T ' ni tmmm mm m . J 5ICIUTUKL onmckJabd GOING TO MOVE IN JANUARY. STOCK MUST BE SOLD BEFORE THEN. SANTA CLAUS HAS COME TO HELP US. HIS NEW LIST ' OF PRICES WILL CROWD HIS HOME MORE HERE THAN EVER BEFORE. HE SAYS SELL YOUR CLOAKS NO MATTER AT WHAT SACRIFICE. WE HAVE TAKEN HIS ADVICE. WILL YOU TAKE OURS? EWEN MclNTYRE & CO., 837 and 839 Chapel Street, CTe-vcr Haven, Ot. $1.49. The special feature this week in our sale is the attraction for a light Durse. Ladies' Dongola Button and Lace at $1.49. GREAT VALUE. 854 Chapel Street. A FRIEND IN NEED, ML SWEET'S ' INFALLIBLE LINIMENT. Prepared from the recipe of Dr. Stephen Sweet of Connecticut, the (rent Natural Bona Better. Haa been naed for more than 10 year and la the beat known remedy for Khenna tiam, NeuraUjrta, Spralna, Brulaea, Biirua. Out. Wound and all external injuries, ... C H. CONWAY, Proprietor, it Sole Agent. 1 , M. Bristol & Sans