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NEW HAVEN CONN.. TUESDAY, DECEMBER II, 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. SEELYE IS UNDER ARREST. tbe rniKTixe bank r.xrtoT WASCAPTVBVDINCUtCAOO. When Polloeman Accosted Him He Tamed Iteathly Pale and Cme Very Nearly Pa-IUns; o the Floor Ha Had Boe. Living Qulstly-A Man Who Had torn WHIi Hlin for a Week Informed the Pole. In Order t Get the Reward Offends Chicago, Dec. 10. At 11 o'clock to night the police arrested a man an swering the description of Bookkeeper 8amuel C. Seelye, who embellzed $354, 000 from the Shoe and Leather bank of Hew York. The police are confident that they ha. the right man. Seelye Is pawing under the name of Frank J. Dale and denies that he Is the man wanted, but his appearance coincides so minutely with the descrip tion of Seelye that there Is no doubt of his Identity. He also carries papers which prove him to be the man almost beyond doubt. He has changed his ap pearance somewhat by cutting and dyeing his moustache, outtlng his hair short and filling it with cosmetics. He is non-committal. On his person was found a receipt paid for sleeping car fare on a Pullman, car on November 18 (the day Seelye disappeared from New York.) He also had a package of newly printed cards bearing the name of Frank J. Dale, and a letter from New ' York about the mortgage on his home addressed to him under the name of Dale. Seelye was taken from a fashionable boarding house at No. 496 La Salle avenue, where he had been two weeks. He had been, living In quiet, going out little. He was considered to be a gen tleman of wealth. The arrest came out In a peculiar way. About 10 o'clock to-night a small man partly under the influence of liquor entered the police station and said: "I want a man to arrest Seelye of New York. Tve been with him a week and now I want' td give him up." The sergeant told him he would send officers with him if he was sure he had the right man. The man said: "It's him, all right. But if you ar rest the fellow I want to get the $5,000 reward." He was assured that the reward would tie all right. He then told the sergeant that he would find his man at 498 La Salle avenu, stopping, there as Officers O'Donnell h Allmendlnger were sent to ne nouse ana went to Seelyers room. O'Donnell said: ' "Hello, Sam; don't you know me?" Seelye turned deathly pale and stag gered. If Allmendlnger bad not caught him he would have fallen. O'Donnell said T "Well, Seelye, we've got you now. So you had better come along." Seelye replied: "What do you mean? Where shall I come?" The officer responded: "It's no use playing the Innocent. The bank wants you to go hack to New York." Seelye said he did not know what he was wanted for, but he supposed he would have to go. At the station he was questioned closely, but insisted that his name was Dale, but refused to say anything about his business or hie travels. He was locked up for the night and , the New York officials were advised of his ar rest The man who revealed Seelye's whereabouts gave his name as H. H. MoFariand and displayed a star on which was "special police' It is sus pected that he is a detective from New York city. McFarland seld he had met Seelye by accident and they went to the races at Rdby together. In that way they be came confidential and over the wine Seelye told the story of his, identity and criminal doings In New York. See lye told McFarland he had left $10,000 'with a lawyer in New York and could get his hands on it whenever he wanted it. Seelye claimed that this was all he got of the money stolen from the bank. Baker got the rest. WANTS CVBA FREED. An Important Resolution t3 That Effect Introduced in the Senate. Washington, Deo. 10. In the absence of the vice, president the senate was called to order by Mr. Harris, dem. of Tennessee. Senators Carey, Hill and Blackburn were present to-day for the first time this session. ' ' -Mr. Call, dem. of Florida, offered a resolution reciting" that the indepen dence of Cuba was an object of great importance to the United States, and requesting the president to open nego tiations with Spajn for the recognition of the Independence of the island and for the guarantee by the 'United States of the payment of such a sum of money as shall be agree upon. On objection it went over. " ' Mr. Call also offered a resolution de claring: "That the further ..prosecu tion of the ' war between China and Japan, to the disintegration , of the ancient government and nationality of China will not be advantageous to the peace and civilization of the nations of the world and their progress in the arts, and that the interests, of the world require that all governments . shall unite Id negotiating with Japan and China for the. termination of the. war and the settlement of their differences by arbitration on terms' Just and hon- orafrle to both nations and for. such guarantees ty the government of China for the protection of lives and prop erty of the citizens and subjects of . foreign governments as shall -be ade ' quate for this purpose." It was referred ft the foreign relations committee, - . LABOR MEETS. The Ain.rlcau Federation in Mealoa at . Denver. Denver, Col., Dec. 10. The American Federation of Labor convened In annual session this morning In Odd Fellows' hall, President Samuel Gompers calling the delegates to order. Fully 100 rep resentatives of national trades unions were present to participate In what Is considered to promise the greatest meet ing ever held in America for the cause of labor. Occupying seats of honor on the platform were John Burns, M. P., and David Holmes, M. P., representa tives of the United Trades union of England, present upon invitation from the American Federation. While not delegates to this congress, these fa mous labor leaders will be extended full recognition and their oplnons will be dally sought as the deliberations pro gress. Rody Kenehan, president of the Trades assembly of Denver, made a short speech of welcome, extending the courtesies of the city and promising a program of entertainment in social functions and mountain excursions. Colorado, though a young state, he said, was weU organized upon labor matters, and expected that great good would follow the results of this con vention. President Gompers replied to this with a few words of thanks, after which a committee on credentials was named. The Hon. Thomas M. Patterson of Denver delivered an able address upon the subject "Labor's Rough but Noble Struggles," and he was succeeded by speeches of a fraternal nature from the English representatives. DENIALS Ann FOOLISH. No Doubt of Lou of Li'e in the Armenian . Outrages. London, Dec. 10. The Dally News correspondent In Constantinople writes: The denials of the general story of the outrages In Armenia are foolish and mutually contradictory, as after the Bulgarian massacre, but the evi dence induces the opinion that they cannot be compared with the latter as regards the numbers killed and villages burned. In commenting on the efforts of the Turkish officials to prevent the news from leaking out the correspondent says: -' . '. ' .... 'tXetrsareeTng opened and nobody dares allude to the outrages in more than general terms, , The newspapers here are forbidden to men tion -thie-m except as they receive offi cial communications. They are even forbidden to use -the word '"Armenia." The correspondent ascribes the diffi culty of bettering the condition of Ar menians since 1887 to the fact that England alone has directed the porte's attention to teh abuses of the adminls tration in Asia Minor and the obliga. tions of the .Berlin treaty. He finds In Constantinople the belief that Eng. land is In sympathy with the Armen ian revolutionary movement Affairs in Armenia have grown worse, he says, since the system of appointing local governors was abandoned. , All the officials are how appointed in Constantinople and they often ob tain their positions by corrupt Intrigue. These men control everything and they prevent news of their conduct from reaching the sultan. The Armenians are strongly con vinced that if the sultan knew all he would redress their wrongs. The Kurds have become more ag gressive in recent yeaTS. They pro fess to act In accord with the .'wishes of the porte and are almost as savage as Indians. While the Armenian' com mittees in foreign countries have work ed legally ther 'efhave been agents in Armenia forming secret societies and fomenting revolution. These and their followers are ready to resort to vio lence. eYt the great majority of the Armenians are quiet and obedient sub jects. The problem how to remedy the abuses is a difficult one to solve. The autonomy of Armenia Is out of the question, as throughout the country the Christians of all sects do not exceed one-half of the population. Law-abid ing Armenians nope uiai n jungiana and Russia can agree on Joint repre sentation and indicate the means to remodel the control of the local gov ernment they will have a fair chance of being heard. An Important Decision. : Washington, Dec. .10. The supreme court to-day affirmed the validity and constitutionality of the law passed by the state of Massachusetts prohibiting the manufacture or sale of , oleomar garine, colored so as to resemble butter made of pure cream or milk. The case came-up on appeal by Benjamin Plum ley from the judgment of the supreme court Of the state in refusing to release him on7 a writ of habeas corpus from a term of imprisonment' imposed by .the municipal court of Boston for Alleged violation of the statute. ' The opinion of the court was read by Justice Harlan. Chief Justice Fuller,, for himself, and Justices Field and Brewer read a vig orous dissent from 'the opinion of the court. -',' . . 1 - Elegant Hotel Gutted. " -Chattanooga, Tenn., . Dec. ;. 10. The Southern' hotel-, one of the most ele gantly .furnished ia Tennessee, was gutted by fire to-day. Loss $132,000. Insurance $76,000. The building was owned by the People's Hotel company and the landlord was W. A. Camp. There were a number of narrow es capes, but the only person Injured was C. S. Todd, who was severely burned. HE ATTEMPTED BRIBERY. DAMAOIXO TESTIMONY 9IVMM AUAINST VK. FETTISB1LI. i nth Money Vi a. Offered to the Cnetomt tl UolaU-'s ha Doctor Kef used to T'.ll W ho Were In the Business of amacgUng Phenacatina With Uim. New York, Dec.' 10. William B. Pet tlnglll, who was arretted last week on the charge of smuggling the drug phe nacatine in to the United States and who then attempted to bribe customs officers, was given a hearing before United States Commissioner Bell to day. Special Treasury Agent Allen, upon whose affidavit Pettlnglll was ar rested, told of his search of PettlnglU's place and the finding of five one-pound package of phenacattne. Witness said Pettlnglll said after the arrest, "This Is a small matter and I will make It in teresting for you. I will give you and the other men $50 each and guarantee you $50 a month if you will let up on me and let me sell the drug in your dis trict." The witness declined and told the prisoner he was after his principals. In the United States marshal's office the treasury agent tried to find out who the others In the scheme were. Pettlnglll said he got the drug from North Adams, Mass., but refused to tell who the others In the business were. Cus toms Inspector John Johnson corrobor ated Allen as to PettlnglU's offer of "hush money." The prisoner offered $60 first and afterwards said he would give $100 cash and $100 a month If they would "let up on him" and allow him to work the district. They were to "keep him posted" and, Johnson stated, warn him if there was danger of his getting into trouble. L. H. Hovey, jr., who said he was employed by W. H. Chiefly & Co. of New York to detect frauds In the im portation of phenacatine, testified that he saw the defendant in New York on September last The man was offering phenacatine to a druggist and was ar rested. He gave his name as Arthur Armstrong and after making a state ment was allowed to depart He al leged that he was employed by the1 Brown Electrical company of Summer street, Boston. The witness visited Boston and failed to find any such firm as the Brown Elec trical company. In a recent conversa tion here with Hovey the defendant ad mitted that his name was W. B. Pet tlnglll and said hV Hail operated 'th Springfield, Mass." He also admitted registering as G: ' C. Foster in the Queen's hotel, Montreal, .Canada." The defendant told (he wltnessHhat he pro cured the drug from the firms of Kerry. Watson & Co. and Lyman Sons & Co. of Montreal. Witness believed the drug was brought through by Pullman car conductors,- but PettlnglH would "6fc "give them away." ' . Lawyer J. A. Beck, who represented Pettingill, contended that no case had been made out against his client and that there was no inducement to smug gle the drug, the profit being sufficient after the payment of duty. . Lawyer Beck held that there had been no proof that the drug had been smuggled, hut United States District Attorney Ingham argued to the contrary. The commissioner ruled that the evi dence of smuggling and attempted brib ery was clear, and he held Pettingill in $1,250 bail. The drug is made In Germany, where It sells for 18 cents an ounce. In this country the "price Is from 85 to 95 cents an ounce, the duty being 25 per cent ' FARM PRICE OF PRODUCTS. Returns Made to the Department of Agri culture. Washington, Dec. 10. The returns to the statistical division of the agricult ural department for December relate principally to the, average farm price of the various agricultural products on the first of the month.1 By farm priee is meant the price of a product On the farm or in the nearest locality of. rail way market. In comparisons of the prices with commercial quotations Al lowance must be made for cost of hand ling, transportation, profits of dealers, etc. . ; ' ' h,- 'J. The farm price of corn on December 1 averaged 45.6 cents per bushel, which Is 9.1 cents higher than the correspond ing price of last year, which was 31.6 cents per bushel. This1 price is (.3 cents per bushel higher than the average price for the decade 1880 to 1889 inclu sive and is fouf cents higher than the average fer the years 1890 to 189 inclu sive. The average price of wheat-was 49.8 cents per bushel the lowest price in the past . twenty-five years. - This price is 33.9 cents' less than the average for the ten years 1880 to 1889 Inclusive, and is 22.1 cents less than the average for the four years 1890 to 1893 inclu sive. -':. i":rH s.jiCV i The average price per bushel of rye was 50.6 cents, which is 1.3 cents lower than the price at the same time last year. .' v f ;;, -:-',' ' ': The average farm price of oats whs 4.1 cents higher than for the correspond ing date last year, being 82.9 cents per bushel, against 28.8 December I, 1893.?- The average price of barley was' 44.3 cent per bushel, against 40.1 cents fpr the year 1893, a gain of 3.7 cents. The price for 1892 was 47 X ; Th&.average price of. buckwheat was 56.2 cents per bushel, against 69 cents for the' year 1893, or a decline of 2.8 cents. ; i X ' ' The average price of hay wai "$8.86 per ton, while last year it was $9.18. The average price' for 1892 was-$8.49. The average price of tobacco was 8.7 cents per pound against T.3 cents last year, a diflerence of LI cents.. I.EETB MAS KMBEMMIEM. . K. Mewla Boa Vkrt1nled to the Tan . of suoo. . Edgar C Leets, of Third avenue, West Haven, was arrested by Detective Sergeant Cowles last evening about 7 o'clock at his home,, brought to this city and locked up charged with em beixlement ' Tha amount alleged to have been , embessled Is between $900 and $1,000, and the victim Is the firm of a E. MerwlD A Sons. The embezzle ment was discovered last Thursday, and Leete, who was employed by the firm, was discharged. Leete, who Is thirty-five years old, was employed as a driver by 8. E. Mer win & Sons. He lives with his wife on Third avenue, and has no children. Leete's bondsman is A. Brown, the baker of First avenue, West Haven, and he will have to make good to the Arm the amount of Leete's peculations. Leete had been caught in a shady transaction by the firm before, and at that time the amount of his shortage was made good by Brown. Late yesterday afternoon 8. E. Mer wln & Sons decided to prosecute Leete, and a warrant for his arrest was Issued by Assistant City Attorney Matthew man. Detective Sergeant Cowles was detailed upon the case and Immediate ly went to West Haven after his man. Leete arrived home about 7 o'clock and entered by the back door. A few minutes late Cowles knocked at the front door, and when told that Leete was upstairs, went up after him. Leete either heard ' or saw. him coming and attempted to make his escape through the rear door of the bedioom, but the crafty detective was too quick for him and caught and held him. At this point Mrs. Leete arrived at the place where the two men were and asked what was the matter. "Oh, nothing," replied Leete, "Only I've been taking somebody else's money. Here, take this," and at the same time hand ed to his wife a bottle. "If I had done as I dared do this detective would never have caught me." The bottle was filled with laudanum, and Leete meant that he had contemplated sul clde. 4 Leete was taken to police headquar ters In this city, where he was locked up in a cell. Bonds were fixed at $2,500, but he was unable to procure bonds to this amount and was obliged to spend the night in the lockup. He will be ar raigned In the city court this morning .but the case will ,.probably be contin ued, as tt Is suspeoted ftat within the next few rdays-other- csdoked, transacT, tlons of Leete's will come to light. Unity's Fair. A large crowd attended the annual fair of Unity commandery, No. 9, Loyal Legion, at Banquet hall last night. The fair will be continued until the 17th Inclusive. Dancing Is a" feature of the evening's entertainment. ' The, voting stood at the close of the fair last night as follows: . Schooner to the most popular busi ness man--Glllln & Qulnn 10, George Catlin 16, Julius Herman 20. Star collar to the most popular mem ber of the O.U.A.M. John Harding 15, Charles Beaumont 15. Doll to the most popular miss Ruby Savage 10, Clara Bristol 15, Sadie Nash .. Uniform to the most popular member of the commandery A. G. Warner 20, L. B. Sperry 11, O. A. Addis 15. American flag- to the most popular society Sacred Heart cadets 10, Amer ican lodge. No. 25, K. of P., 15, Winthrop lodge, K. G. E., 10. Conductor's lantern to the most pop ular railroad conductor H. A. Coates 20, D. G. Lincoln- 10, Carl Hanover 10, Frank Smith 25, J. E. Batchelder 28, Charles Neal 15. Fireman's lantern to the most popu lar fire company West Haven Engine company 15,:J)ayton Hook and Ladder company 6. Ulster to the most popular street raijroad man Joe Prime 10, F, Harts horn 10, Charles Douglass 10. ; rpBEIOKEnS OXOAMZIyO. Preparing to Protect Themselves Prom f .. . - - Deserters' OnelaueMa. . London, Dec. 10. A- dispatch from Chee Foo to the Central: News says the Chinese are fearful that the land ing of the Japanese will be made near that place, whence they will march to Wel-Hai-Wei. Men and guns are be ing hurried to Wei-Hai-Wei with all possible expedition. The foreigners there, although secure in the protection of a strong force, are forming a volun teer force to further protect themselves against the disbanded and deserting soldiers, whose numbers are largely in creasing. Reports from Pekln say that avery strong anti-foreign- feeling pre vails there. T:'""$ -''":. The Japanese are trying to float the Chinese warships Chao Yung and Yang Wei, which were beached- and burned In the Yalu fight. A dispatch from Chemulpo says there are only a hun dred Japanese at Seoul. ' Five hundred Tongh'aks are gathering In the province of Loan Hal, a province hitherto free from rebels. The' Japanese have dlsr pensed with, the services of the ex-regent ei Coreai ' :. -V 3-. t. t,;.'; strikers Are Enjoined. ; Boston, Dec 10. The strikers at the Veghlan upholstery shop. North street, were' to-day ordered by Judge Morton in the supreme court to desist from un lawful Interference win, the. business of the concern, . ' THEY WILL NOT YIFU) ALL CUP COMMITTEE HEXDS ASOTBEH CABLEGRAM TO DVKBAVEH. . They Can Acres to No Conditions as to Holding th. CanDates Will bo Ad vanced II Feasible Important Points Pe malD Vnsrttled. New York, Deo. 10. The America's cup committee, which has absolute pow er to receive and act upon the letter and challenge sent by Lord Dunraven regarding a race next year for the America's cup, held a meeting to-day, and after a consultation which lasted from noon until after 4 o'clock decided that It could not yield to all the points asked by Lord Dunraven In his com munication. To prevent further delay the committee cabled Lord Dunraven at London as follows: "Can agree to no conditions as to holding the cup. If the challenger will sign a receipt for the cup, as provided hi the deed of 1887, we will accept the challenge. We must adhere to the ten months' notice from December 6. Will advance dates If possible. Think best to leave all other questions until you arrive." This was signed "Smith, chairman." That some Important points still re main unsettled Is clearly shown by the. cablegram that the committee sent to Lord Dunraven. The challenge as sent by cable looked much as though a match could easily be made, but the explanatory letter sent by Lord Dun raven has cast a different light upon the subject He takes exceptions to the remarks of the committee regarding the third clause of his chaMnege of 1892 and states very plainly that It Is hardly likely that a race will take place if the committee are unable to accept such a chaMenge. The principal point seems to be in regard to the wording of the third clause of the challenge of 1892, which reads as follows1: "It Is understood and agreed that shouM the cup come into the custody of the British Yacht club it shall be held subject to .challenge under precise ly similar terms as those contained In this challenge, provided always that such club shall not refuse any chal lenge according to conditions laid down In the deed of 1887." The committee In answering the above were of the opinion that it was superfluous and In the nature of an ad dition to the deed. Lord Dunraven did nqt take kindly to, and in his explanatory letter dwelt at length' oir4hls clause,, but, the com m'lttee think it Is almost Impossible for Lord Dunraven to withdraw his chal lenge on such a flimsy pretext as the conditions under which the cup shall be held If It Is won. The outlook' for a race Is, In the opinion of several mem bers of the committee, remarkably bright. FIFTIEIB ANNIVERSARY Of a Notable Dl.covery Celebrated at Hart ford Yesterday. Hartford, Dec. 10. The fiftieth an niversary of the discovery of the an easthetlc by Dr. Horace Wells was celebrated In this city to-day by the State Dental association. This afte. noon the Wells memorial tablet given by the State Dental association was placed in position and unveiled at the Corning building, at the corner of Main and Asylum streets. It was in this building that Dr. Wells made his dis covery. The exercises were brief, and a large number were present and wit nessed the unveiling. On the monument Is an Inscription narrating the com memoration by the state dentists. This evening there was a banquet given at Haberstein's, and at which there were many distinguished persons. Governor Morris and Governor-elect Coffin were also among the invited guests. The tablet Is of bronze and was made by the Mossman Art Bronze Foundry company of Chlcopee Falls, Mass. Ke.urued Business. . Windsor Looks, Dec. 10. The Seymour Paper company of this place resumed operations to-day." The mill has been running on short time for two months, but there has been a boom in the trade recently, and resulted in an In crease In the working time of the mill hands. . Funeral of General Colt. Norwich,' Dec.'' 10. Funeral services over the remains of the late General James B. Colt were held this afternoon at Christ Episcopal- church In this city. There were many distinguished people present, including members of the local Grand Army posts and members of the bar. A number of officers from Fort Trumbull were also present during the services. The Rev. K. H. Nelson, pas tor of Christ-church, officiated and de livered an eulogy Of the deceased. The remains will remain at the residence of the deceased on Washington street un til 10:55 to-morrow morning, when the funeral party will start for Washing ton, arriving there at 9 o'clock to-morrow evening.;, iT&e remains will be in terred in Arlington cemetery on Wed nesday. ' L, K . ' ' ' " SODDEN DEATH.' ' . ; Hrs. Albert Hill Stricken M hlle Preparing . Suanor at Her Home. ; . Mra . Albert ,:Hlll,...aged about fifty years, residing at 81 Admiral street, died very suddenly early last evening while preparing supper, When her son returned from work he found his moth er lying unconscious upon the floor of the hallway. . She .was carried to hca bed and died a few minutes later. Med ical' Examiner White pronounced it a case of.heart failure i m.) !i n - ' r , ' i ' . i' a i it ha rir.v. General News of liitermt Keeltal To-night at Warner Hall. One week from this evening the an nual meeting of Adelphl lodge will be held. After the election of officers a banquet will be held. Mrs. Daniel Connell of the annex has gone to Nassau, N. H., where some of her relatives reside, and will remain all winter. C. F. Johnson, who Injured one of his eyes by getting a steel chip In It, Is gradually Improving, and Dr. Swain says he is not likely to lose his sight He cannot tell as yet whether the ohlp Is In the eye, but the Inflammation has greatly subsided and Mr. Johnson can see a little with (t. Albert Rowe leaves to-day for Florida for the winter. He goes south every winter for the benefit of his health. At the last meeting of Adelphl lodge Burton J. Wade was raised to the de gree of master Mason, the event hav ing been witnessed by three generations of Masons In one family, viz: Julian F. Wade, Elmore S. Wade and Burton J. Wade. All three of the Wades reside in the same house In the annex. None of the Masons present ever witnessed so remarkable an event. The annual ball of Dayton Hook and Ladder company will be given at Os born hall to-morrow evening. It is the ninth annual, and the boys have taken pal us to have It result In the very best ball they have ever given. About sixty guests from out of town companies have been Invited. Elmer F. Culver of Quinnipiac street and Button brothers of Montowese have shipped 276 barrels of apples to Eng land and reported satisfactory profits. One of the improvements at the River side park that is greatly needed is Its lengthening. It is ninety feet short of a half mile, and to give the desired length will require considerable filling, but the stockholders have the project In view and It will be one of the first Improvements made. A few days ago Edmund Woodward of East Haven went to New York and purchased a pair of horses, and while on the return trip one of the horses dropped dead on the road. A brig arrived yesterday from Nova ScoHa with plaster for the Adamant company. The Grand avenue Baptist Sunday school is preparing for a Christmas ex ercise entitled, "The.. Babe of Bethle hem," to be given on" the evening of Sunday, December 23. The recital at Warner hall this even ing under the auspices of the Grand avenue Baptist church promises to be one of the finest entertainments of the season. Miss Evelyn Hllllard, who Franklin H. Sargent says is the best reader and best reciter on monologues In the country, will give a varied and Interesting program, and there will be good music by law's orchestra. Of Miss Hllliard's success in Cincinnati, the Ga zette says: "Miss Hiliard's dialot pieces, her Irish girls and Hoosier men, were the thing itself. The 'Calisthen ics,' that the mothers who are afraid their daughters will get into the ballet and spend all her money for clothes and wear none of them, was a great hit. Her extreme cleverness in characteri zation was shown in her assumption of a dozen different sitters the woman with the Ibaby, who translated the in fant's 'a-goos' and 'Bu-r-r-s" Into the wisest speech, carried off the palm." MINISTERS' MEETING. An Admirable Address by Rev. Mr. Brown. There was a good: attendance at the ministers' weekly meeting In Center church dhapel yesterday. Rev. J. H. Mason presided. Rev. F. A. M. Brown of the First Presbyterian church read a paper en titled "Two Decades of Presibyterian Ism." After a brief historical address re garding the birth and early growth of Pesbyterianlsm the speaker enum erated the many powerful organiza tions at work in the Interest of that denomination at home and in the missionary field, nearly all of which have come Into existence during the last quarter of a century. He estimated that there are twenty one million Presbj-terlans in the World, all but five million of whom are In this country. The strength of the denomination line is principally In the west and southwest At the conclusion of the paper, which was very and able and concise, yet comprehensive, there was a long and interesting discussion. Rev. Mr. Howe of the Westville Congregational church, who repre sented the ministers' association at the recent meeting foeld In the inter eat of the projected temperance cru sade, made a report and it was accept ed. No action was taken. ' SAVING THE COAL. The New Haran Schooner Annie J. Pardee May Save the Vessel. Saybroek, Conn., Dec. 10. Wrecker Thomas Scott of New London was at work to-day lightering the cargo of .coal from the . schooner Annie J. Pardee, Which Is stranded on Long Sand shoal. The vessel is embedded in ten feet of sand, but by lightering the vessel's cargo it is believed that the schooner can be taken off. The moderate weafh e which has prevailed on the sound for a week past has aided the wreckers considerably In their work. . If the weather continues favorable the wreck ers expect to get the vessel off. -v . REVISED CHARTER ADOPTED COVNCllMEN VXAXIMOVSLX FAY OH ITS PROVISIONS, Some of the Chans. 1'rnpoard r.nna nent Pavement Act Postponed IndeHn. . Itely Special Election In Mxth Want Next Tuesday Temple Mreet Paving. Twenty-two of the thirty-six mem bers of the board of oouncllmen were prosent at the meeting of that body; last evening. The principal business of the evening was the acceptance ofj the report of the committee of tha court of common council on the re vision of the olty charter. The report with the amendments, as prepared! by Alderman John C. Gallagher, chair man of the committee, Is printed on' another page of this paper. The amendments, as recommended by the committee, are many and varied. Among the more Important are thoaai curtailing the powers of the mayor ami the retention of the board of council men. By Khe amendments the court o common council will be composed 6t one alderman and two counoilmen from each ward, each elected for a term oi two years, the election of one coun cilman taking place every year. The) corporation counsel will be appointed by the mayor In June, 1897, and every, second year thereafter. The amend ed report also makes some . decided changes In the city court bill and pro vides for the election of the members) of the board of educartlon by tine people) as at present. Instead of by the mayor, as proposed In the new charter. The oouncllmen also decided to call a special election in the Sixth ward for the purpose of choosing an alder man to represent that ward in tha court of common council for the next two years The election will take place) Tuesday, December 18, and the poHa will be open from 6 o'clock in the morn ing until 5 p. m. When the report of the committee art charter revision came up Councilman Belden moved that the report be ac cepted and the recommendations adopt ed. The motion was promptly second ed by Councilman Bishop and almost! as promptly carried, notwithstanding Councilman Nicholson's efforts to have a recess declared In order to properly, consider the matter. The question as to whether Temple) street, between Chapel and George streets, should be paved with granite dimension blocks or asphalt came up and provoked considerable discussion. The councilmen favor asphalt and the) ald'ermem granltev-dirnenpkm blockst The councilmen last evening voted tat adhere to its former action in reference to the matter and in view of this non concurrent action a committee of con ference was appointed, consisting ol Councilmen Dewell, Aal and Squires. The report of the committee oni streets, recommending the bonding ot the city for $500,000 for permanent street pavements, was postponed in definitely on motion of Councllmatal Bishop, who explained that the revised! city charter which, had been adopted, provided for a system of permanend street pavements. The members of the board also de cided to hold a banquet during Christ mas week and Councilmen North, Forsyth and Nicholson were appointed! a committee, with power to go ahead and make arrangements. YALE TO FENN. A Letter on the Charge of Profetslonallsn. The following letter was sent lag night by President Cable of the Yale) Football association: To George Wharton Pepper, University! of Pennsylvania: Dear Sir In reply to your letter o December 5 I would asy that we regret! that the charges which have appeared In the newspapers against the Univer sity of Pennsylvania football team have been taken as official from our associa tion. Yale has made no charges what ever, and if any charges should ba made by us they will be announced as official and coming from our associa tion. Yours truly, BEN S. CABLE, ; President Yale Football Association, AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM By the New Haven Orchestral Club. The New Haven Orchestral club, Mr, ATthur Jackson, conductor, assisted by, the "B" quartet, Messrs. Langdale, Spier, Cooke and Bennett will 'give their first subscription concert of this season at the Hyperion to-morrow evening. The program is as follows:' Overture "Jolly Robbers" .Suppa Characteristic "Love's Conflict"... , Moses "Serenade" Abt "B" Quartet , Waltz "Ludus" (First tlme)...Hogbaa String Quartet a. "Song Without Words" Mendelssohn b. "A La Hongroise" Schubert Langzsttel Brothers. Intermission. , , . , "Nazareth" Gounod a. "Cradle Song" Latau b "Espleglerlt" Focheaux String Orchestra. "Annie Laurie" Buck "B" Quartet "Gems of Offenbach's Operas".. Moses) Was Fatally Borneo. ' i Springfield, Mass., Dec. 10. John Wcl don, aged nineteen, was probably fatal- . ly burned by the fall of a kerosene lamp this evening. He was at supper and stooped to pick up a fork. When he' rose he knocked the lamp off the table, and the oil spilling on his head and shoulders, took fire, burning hlnj terribly. He was taken to the Spring field hospital, .' i -