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NEW HAVEN CONN., THURSDAY,. DECEMBER 13, 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. PKES'T 6. A. BUTLER'S PLANS SEW HAVES BANKER HE AIM BE roMS TUE HOVHK COMMITTEE. Mo Motes of a Tl.nomlnation of Less 1 hn Tan Dollars suall b. Permitted Unlaw They Are Fully Conrad by Coin A Fall Examination of the Mean of a Bunk About to Begin Operations Should be Made Would be Well to Fix a Bank's Capital. Washington, Dec. 12. George A. But ler, president of the Tradesmen S' Na tional bank of New Haven Conn., was heard by the house bank and currency committee to-day. He presented and explained -what he called "A practical plan of banking and currency" and which lie had explained before the American Bankers' association at Chi cago In October, 1893. Mr. Butler's plan proposes the follow ing amendments to the national bank ing act: (1) Repeal the section requiring a de posit of bonds to secure the notes. (2) Issue to the banks notes, say to SO per cent, of their capital. (3) Permit no notes of a denomina tion less than J10 unless the smaller notes are fully covered by coin. (4) The banks to keep a reserve in specie to the amount of 25 per cent, of the notes issued. (5) Place a tax M per cent on the circulation as a safety fund out of which the notes of any bankrupt bank may be paid in case the assets are not sufflolent to pay all the debts of the bank. (6) Remove the department of the comptroller to the city of New York, the 25 per cent, reserve fund to be kept there also. (7) It would be well to fix the amount of capital that a bank should have if It is to Issue notes. (8) Before issuing a certificate author izing a tank to begin operations the comptroller of the currency should make a careful examination as to the means and character of all those pro posing to start a bank. (9) For every $100,000 of bank notes put into circulation, 176.000 of the legal tender notes should be redeemed and destroyed. Views in writing were also received from Edward M. Glbbs, president of the Thames bank of Norwich, Conn., and treasurer of the New York Life Insur ance company, and Enoch Pratt, presi dent of the Baltimore board of trade. The committee adjourned. FRESH TALE STXTDElflS. While Prank They Amused Themselves Assaulting People en Chapel Street. Thomas B, Lockwood and Lyman B. Bass, two exceedingly fresh Yale stu dents, were larrested last night by Officer Henry J. Donnelly and locked up, charged with drunkenness . and breach of the peace. Lockwood is a member of. the senior class and his home is in Buffalo. Bass, whose home is In Hawaii, Is a member of the uni versity football team. ' Last evening both were drunk and insulted and assaulted pedestrians on Chapel street. Among those whom they assaulted were Herbert Staples and Clifton Kelsey. The latter were stand ing near the New Haven house when the two Yale gentlemen (?) came along, and without any provocation hauled off and attempted to strike Kelsey. Kel sey dodged the blow, and both then jumped upon Staples, throwing him down and rolling him Into the gutter. Officer Donnelly was notified and placed both men under arrest, and started to walk them to police head quarters. While' crossing the green Bass attempted to get away from the officer, but the latter was too quick for him and succeeded in landing both men in the lockup. - , BURGLARS AT WORK. : Thatcher's Boat Building Establishment Entered. Thatcher's) oat building establish ment on. Water street was entered by burglars last" Saturday night and $35 worm or valuable tools taken. Detec tive Sergeant Dennehy was detailed on the case, and has recovered nearly all of the tools, out, the burglars are still at large. Tne tools have been recover ed In saloons and pawn shops. DEATH OF ATTORNEY WOODS. One of the Oldest lawyers of New Haven ''V Passes Away. Attorney James A. Wood', one ot the oldest and best known lawyers of the city, died at Ms home, 228' Greenwich avenue, about 11 o'clock last night af a brief Illness of v' typhoid fever and cneuraonia. . For manv Tn Mr Wood's office had been In the Exchange Duuaing. ( ' Lawyer Dore Arraigned. - Boston,: Dec 12. John P. Dore. "the embezzling Boston lawyer, who reached here yesterday in .charge of officers from Seattle, was arraigned to-day and pleaded not guilty. Bail was fixed at $10,000. In case, however, the sureties qualify to the satisfaction of the court, the ball may be reduced to $5,000. . Dore will probably be tried at this term of the court. . .. Bailed for Italy. .,. Hartford, Dec. 12. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dudley Warner left this noon :. for New York and sail to-morrow morn ing on the Fulda for Genoa, to spend the winter with Prof. Wlllard Fiske at lis villa in Florence. Resulted In a Draw. . London, Dec. 12. The game of foot ball played "to-day between Oxford and Cambridge universities resulted in a draw. Each-side scored a goal. STATE PRISON HTAREt 'M Ei-Captalu fttepbenlou Is room lllty of llribery. - New York, Dec. 12. The trial of ex- Police Captain Stephenson, charged with bribery, was resumed to-day. Law, yer Shafer summed up for the defense and District Attorney Fellows summed up for the prosecution. Judge Ingra ham then charged the Jury. Lawyer Shafer submitted about a score of ob jections, all of which were overruled. The Jury retired at 4:30 o'clock and returned at 7:45 with a verdiot of guilty as charged. When the foreman announced the ver dict Stephenson bit his Hp until it bled His face flushed, but in a moment It became deathly pale. Judge Ingraham announced that he would pass sentence on December 20. Stephenson was taken to the Tombs. The maximum penalty In the case of conviction on the charge of bribery as specified In the case of Stephenson Ib Imprisonment for ten years and a fine of $5,000. The minimum is imprison ment for one year. Claimed He Camo Frrm Yale, Portland, Me., Dec 12. Harry W. Morgan of New York, twenty-one years old, passed a bogus check for $90 on a New London, Conn., bank, at the Preble house last night and left for Lewlston. He was arrested in the lat ter city and brought here this morning. He claims he has been a student at Yale. Can Issue Ce- tlflcates. New York, Dec. 12. Justice Wallace In the United States court room to-day issued an order granting the petition of Thomas C. Piatt and Marsden J. Perry, receivers of, the New England road, for leave to issue receivers' certificates on debentures in gold bearing Interest at the rate of not more than -5 per cent. and to sell or dispose of said deben tures at not less than the par value thereof. Republican Counted In. Chicopee, Mass.; Dec 12. A recount was made here to-day on the vote for mayor and Andrew Gale, the republic can candidate, who was declared de feated on the first vote by a plurality of 10 was counted in by a plurality of 36. , Diphtheria la Epidemic;. Ashtabula, O., Deo. 12 Diphtheria in malignant form is epidemic and num bers Its vlfetims In all sections. There are now nearly one hundred cases re- ported. Since Saturday ten deaths have resulted from, the disease. 1 National Bank Falls. Washington, Dec. 12. Comptroller Eckels is informed that the City Na tional bank of Quanah, Tex., tailed to day, owing to overdrafts by the cashier. The bank has been placed In charge of Bank Examiner Cannon. Missing Since Auut. London, Dec 12. The Norwegian bark Ceylon, Captain Sorensen, from Mobile for Bordeaux, has been posted at Lloyds' as missing. The Ceylon was spoken August 31 in latitutde 7.00 north, longitude 53.00 west. Fight Given to Lane. Hartford, 'Dec. 12. Harry Lane of Bridgeport had a four round glove con test with Jack Gaffney of New London at the Wheel club to-night. Referee Crowley gave Lane the decision In the second round on a 'foul, as he was thrown by Gaffney when the two men were breaking from a clinch. The de cision caused some dissatisfaction. Rice of New London defeated Jennings of Springfield. Said to Be Absurd. Boston. Dec. 12. The report of Gen eral Butterworth's statement in regard to his son's injuries in the Springfield game caused considerable comment at Cambridge to-day. Harvard students In general, with players and coachers, all agree that such a statement as But terworth's being intentionally. Injured that he might be put out of the game, is absurd. shot In tbe Bach. ' . Washington, Dec. 12. John. B. Bab cook, chief of the drafting division of the patent office, was to-day accidental ly shot In the back by John B. Pay ton at Wright's wharf, twenty miles down the river, where they had,. been duck shooting. Mr. Babcock died at the hos pital here from the effects of the wound. Mr. Payton was distracted and has dis appeared. .'. : ' ; - STRUCK BV A TRAXS. James Mansfield's arrow Escape From Death at Fine O chard. James Mansfield, whose home Is" In Holyoke. Mass., while walking along the tracks of the Consolidated railroad near Pine Orchard about 1 o'clock yes terday morning ' was struck by the Washington express and his right .arm broken. The fracture is a serious one, as the bone was completely crushed. The train was immediately stopped and Mansfield taken aboard and brought to this city. The hospital am bulance was promptly summoned and Mansfield taken there. Last night he was resting as comfortably as Could be expected, but will, be unable to leave the hospital for several weeks. ... TWO CITY HALL MEETINGS various rtAii.ito.4i matters cos. BIDEREIt BT CUT FATHERS. Residents of Derby Arena Want Mors Freque t Car gerrlra-Teey Want a six Mlunte Nrbeduleontbe Flr Uavea and W elv!lle Kad-Other Matla-S. The meeting of the committee on rail roads and bridges last evening was un usually Interesting and spicy.' But two members of the committee, Alderman Doughan and Councilman Belden, were present The business In hand was the consideration of a petition from William James and six others requesting that the Fair Haven and Westvllle Railroad company be compelled to live up to an alleged agreement in reference to the running of its cars on West Chapel street and Derby avenue, or else be compelled to remove Its tracks. The railroad company was represent ed by President Parmelee and Superin tendent Graham. Among those present who favored the petition were WUHam James, James Clark, Claudius H. Post, George K. Mead, Linus Mead, Charles W. Brophy, F. L. Mead, P. A. Perry, G. F. Cartwrtght, William Granger and George S. Reynolds. These all claimed that Derby avenue was in a wretched condition since the railroad company had laid its tracks through that thor oughfare. It was also set forth that the railroad company had not been operating its cars through the street until Monday of this week. It was also claimed that the agreement made by the company when It was given permission by the city to electrically equip Its line pro vided that cars should be run over the Derby avenue branch as far out as Ellsworth avenue every six minutes be tween 6:30 a. m. and 9 p. m., beginning May 1, 1894. President Parmelee claimed that in so far as he knew no such agreement existed, but that if it could be produced, certainly the road would live up to its conditions. He also said that while the court of common council might have the power to regulate the speed of elec tric cars, he doubted whether that body had any control over the question as to what schedule the cars should be run on, and he should like to see the matter tested. Finally after considerable further dis cussion, much of which was decidedly spicy, the meeting adjourned, owing to the fact tnat no quorum was present and the committee. did not have; a. the meeting last night a copy "of the agree ment which, it is alleged, was madeoe tween the officials of the railroad com pany and the city. The representatives of the several railroad companies also met with the members of the board of public works last evening for the purpose of entering into some agreement In reference to keeping the streets of the city clear of snow during the winter. A form of agreement had been prepared and was informally discussed, but no decisive action was taken. Went Int the Indian Question. Washington, Dec. 12. In the senate to-day Mr. Piatt, rep., of Connecticut, spoke on the bill to create the territory of Indianola out of a portion of the Indian Territory, going into the Indian question at some length. When he had concluded the bill was referred to the committee on territories. Was More Than a Cenlurr Old. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Dec 12. Wells Goodwin died at his home in Newbury Centre, yesterday, aged one hundred vears. one month. Ha win hnm in Ryegate, was the last surviving Ver mont veteran or tne war of . 1812 and had drawn a pension for wounds in the war since 1818. At his centennial last month five children, six great grand children and nine great-great-grandchildren were present He died of old Arraigned for Murder. Rutland, Vt. Deo. 12. Henry Harris and Albert Brown, under arrest for the murder of Henry D. Lawrence during tne winter of 1889-90, were arraigned to-day. Harris waived examination and Brown pleaded guilty. Both men were held for the county court. Brak man Gets Damages. Boston, Dec. 12. In the suit of Mc- Klnnon against the Fitchburg railroad, a, Jury awarded plaintiff $3,800. Mc Klnnon was employed as a brakeman, and February 19, 1893, while on a freight train passing through Athol was thrown Trom the caboose, because of its being struck by a "wild" train that had overtaken it He sued for $5,000. Pairs oa the Sugar Bill.' " . Washington, Dec 12. Following' ate the pairs dti the vote on the sugar bill in the senate: Cameron with Butler; Carey with Mitchell of Wisconsin; Davis with Turpie; Dixon with Smith: Jones of Arkansas with -Shermani-Pat-ton , with Gibson ; Proctor with : Call ; Wolcott with Brioe; Shoup with White; Morgan with Irby; Frye with Gorman; Wasbburne with Lindsay. .. . . v ; :., Head-On Collision. Hadley, Mass., Dec 12. Two- freight trains on the Massachusetts ' Central road collided in a head-on collision near this place this evening. Both en gines were badly smashed, although the trains were not moving at a high rate of speed. .The engineers and fire men saved themselves by Jumping and none of the train hand were injured. , XKWYORK POLICE HCAKDAL. More Testimony la 01 van Before the Lexow CoinoalMee. New York, Dec. 12. When the Lexow committee met to-day Mr. Golt called C. A Grant, but there was no response. Mr. Ooff said he did not expect Mr. Grant, but he took this opportunity to let him know he would like to have him here. Mr. Grant was ex-Commlssloner McClave's private secretary while the latter was a police commlimloiier, and left the city soon after Mr. McClave re tired. The committee hat tried to serve a subpoena on him, but could not find him. Mr. Goft said that Mr. Grant was worth $75,000 In real estate and he re. ceived only $1,700 a year, lie was pre. pared to prove that Mr. Grant made this money by accepting bribes for a p. polntmenls on the police force. Mr, Goff then said that Mr. Grant's presence was especially desirable as he had a list of McClave's appointments and he wanted to question Mr. Grant about them. William Henry Wood, representing the printing firm of J. J. Utile & Co. took the stand. His firm bid, he stated, $248 less than Martin & Brown for the printing of the official ballots. The police board awarded the con tract to M. B. Brown, Mr. Kelso, the representative of the latter, having of fered to do the printing for $40,000, which was $3,000 less than his original bid. Mr. Wood protested against this. Mr. Kelso, the representative of the Martin B. Brown firm, testified that no member of the city government had any Interest In the firm. Witness told how the firm got the contract. He said the board went into executive session and he was called In, "I was Informed," he said, "that $40,000 was the amount appropriated by the city for printing the ballots, and I said Martin B. Brown would take the con tract at that figure." Chairman Lexow asked If J. J. Little & Co. had ever printed ballots before, I remember," said he, "that at one election the contract was given to Inex perienced parties, and when the time came for voting we had scarcely a bal "How Is It,", said! the chairman to the witness, 'Hhat you always get the prlnt- ingr- "Well, we do the printing cheaner." said the witness, "and we have all the necessary plant." "Where do you get your 'pull?',' asKea senator Lexow. "We have no pull." Mr. Moss, then questlrnWI'he witness no w nun 1110 una gun, bo mUOn of the city printing. Etlenne Brebier, ex-warden, retired on tne pension list, when questioned about a complaint he had against Cap tain Murphy. He was questioned about a complaint he had against Captain Murphy. He said he had lent Murphy $360 and had to sue him to get it back. He denied that the $300 was the tier. centage he claimed. on moneys collect ed. He testified that the suit was filed for trial when Captain Murphy paid up. Mr. Goff asked the chalrmani to have the witness' testimony laid before the district attorney. ' Dr. C. S. Benedict of the bureau of contagious diseases was called. He said he had paid $270 this year toward securing the passage of a bill to pen sion the doctors of the health depart ment when retired or disabled. This was the only assessment ever levied on his salary. , Ex-Captains ' Gunner, Yule and Clinoby and ex-Inspector Steers testi fied that they had been retired on pen sions. Mr. Goff said his object was to show that men were retired who could, re main much longer on the force. It is common report, said Mr. Goflt, that policemen pay from $300 to $500 for being appointed, so the more officers that are retired the greater is the rev. enue. Mr. Moss asked that all the retired policemen in court stand Up. Almost every man In court stood up. . "I ask the committee to note," said he, 'what a fine body of men they are." . Etta Kelter, a respectable woman of No. 96 John street, was called. She had been in the city only a short time and on September 29 she lost her way and stopped a passer-by to Inquire the way to her home. An officer In citizens clothes came along and arrested her, and treated her so roughly on the way to the police station that during the night she had hemorrhages. The ma tron attached to the station did not visit her at all. Although she told Jus tice Hogan her story the following morning, he sent her to the Island for two months. . She spent twenty-four days on the island and was finally re leased by her husband paying $15 to Justice Hoganl or the clerk, she was not sure which. L Bayer, the next witness, said he made a protest against granting a li cense to a saloon which had been closed on account of its bad character. The license ' was granted the day before Thanksgiving. Bayer once challenged Inspector Williams to mortal combat. The witness said when he learned the license was renewed he asked Commis sioner Dalton why he did not get notice so as to appear with his witnesses. Wit ness 'stated that ke was called on by the agent for a brewing company, who asked him to let up on the saloon, as the brewery had $4,000 invested in It Captain Wishart, superintendent of the Society for the Prevention of Crime, told of the assault on the Park hurst agents In October, 1898, and how he called on Superintendent Byrnes and handed him a list of seven men who were in the mob. Witness said three men-': were arrested, but Judge Ryan discharged them because he would not make a complaint . , , , , . We wanted the police to be the com plainants," said he ' " i 4 .):. QUEEN IS DEEPLY MOVED. ElfREKSES BEOKtVATTllK DEATH or am tons ruomrtiox. she Will tend a Fersoaal Dispatch of Con dolence to the lilow of the Deceased FrwnlaiwHU llralth Had Been Impaired, of Late Dlrd of Syncnpe. London, Deo. 12. All reports agree that the queen Is deeply moved by Sir John Thompson's death. She expressed profound regret and sympathy with his widow when the newt was announced to her. Sir Charles Tupper was sum moned to Windsor by a special courier. He arrived at 7 o'clock this evening, rode directly to the castle and was re ceived by her majesty at once. He had a long audlenoe, during which the queen Is understood to have communicated to him several messages of grief and sym pathy. It Is understood also that she will send a personal dispatch of condo lence to the late premier's widow. The news of Sir John's death spread rapidly in official and political circles in London, and many Canadians and English politicians called at Sir Charles Tupper's office to express their sorrow. Several members of the American col ony left cards. Telegrams from Glas gow, Manchester, Liverpool, Birming ham and Edinburgh and Innumerable messages of condolence and Inquiry from London were reclved In the early evening. At the political clubs Sir John Thomp son's career was the chief topic of con versation. The expressions of opinion were invariably to the effect that he was one of the ablest Canadian states men of the last thirty years. The Marquis of Breadelbane, who was present when Sir John was stricken, made this statement: "I saw Sir John on the platform at Paddlngton to-day and traveled to Windsor In the same saloon with him. He appeared to be all right and after wards at the meeting. After he was sworn he retired to the luncheon room and while we were sitting there he sud denly fainted. One of the servants and I each took an arm and got him into the next room and placed him beside the window. I got some water and sent the servant for brandy. In a short time he recovered somewhat and seemed much distressed at having made what he regarded as a scene, remarking: 'It seems too weak and foolish to faint like this.'" "I replied: 'One does not faint on purpose; pray do not distress yourself about the matter.' He begged me to re turn to luncheon, but of course I would not hear of this. I remained with him till he seemed to have completely re covered, and he rose to accompany me back to the luncheon room. I offered him my arm, but he walked unaided. He cheerfully remarked 'I am all right, thank you.' Meantime, Dr. Reld, the queen's physician, whom 1 had sent for, had arrived. Within two or three minutes after Sir John's return and, I believe, before he tasted what had been placed before him, I saw him lurch and fall almost into Dr. Reld's arms. At the request of the doctor the ladles at the table all went out. The doctor,. I and some servants alone remained, and we found that his pulse had ceased that he was dead, The doctor held the same view which, unhappily, proved to' be but too cor rect." It fs stated Dr. Reid gave a certifl- cate of death from syncopia, there fore no inquest is likely to be made. Sir John's body was conveyed this ev ening to the West End Grand hall, near the state entrance to the castle. A belr has been erected there, and the body will He on It until removed for burial. Sir Joan had engaged passage for home, He intended to sail on Decem ber 19. Mrs. Sanford, whose guests Sir John Thompson and his daughter had been since his arrival was seen at the Palace hotel, Kensington, this evening. She said . that Miss Thompson did not in tend to return with her father and started for Paris yesterday. Senator Sanford accompanied her, as he had business to look after before leaving for Canada, Sir John's . health had been impaired for some time, she said, and he hoped rest would improve it. Nevertheless, he had been no better. He had complained of pains in his chest and had consulted a physician. Mrs. Sanford telegraphed Senator San ford, who Is expected to arrive here to morrow. BRILLIANT WEBBISO 'n Hllford at the First Church Last Evening;. Mllford, Dec. 12. The wedding of John Edward Buddington of New Ha ven and Miss Cornelia Hlnes of this place took place at 5 o'clock this-afternoon at the First Congregational church. The pastor of the church, the Rev. H. H. worse, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Josle R. Nettleton, a cousin. of the bride. Miss Charlotte A. Clark was the bridesmaid and Frank E. Hlnes, a- brother of the bride, was best man. The ushers were Charles E. Coy, Arthur E. Clark and Ellsha Trow bridge, Jr After-the ceremony there was a reception sit the home of the bride's parents, after which the couple left for a wedding tour to the south. They will reside; upon their return In New Haven. . . - , - local Jottlnt. Jeweler" Klrby has no end of pretty articles Jusi ' cnarnrlng for Christmas gifts. The goods are all new and the latest out. To accommodate all comers extra help will assist, for the people do flock to Kirby's, and Mr. Klrby and bis assistants make' it pleasant for all. ,! ,.,-... s- ' j ASM i rnvitT Of the Sorleiy )( ml are Officers KliTleil, The annual court of the Society of Colonial Wars in the state of Connectl cut was held in tbe governor's room of the Qulnnlplick club yesterday morning. About seventy-five promi nent members of the society were pres ent Governor Daniel C. Eaton of Sachem street presided. Tho society was presented with an elegant silk Aug, upon which was handsomely embroidered, he coat of arms of the society, together with a United States flag of silk, by Lieuten ant Governor James Junius Goodwin of Hartford. Hon. Morris Woodruff Seymour, the historian of tho society, read an Interesting paper, In which a touching reference was made to the for mer secretary of the society, and one of Its organizers, the late Nathan O. Pond of Mllford. After the routine business had been transacted the fol lowing officers were elected for the en suing year: Governor, Professor Daniel C. Eaton; deputy governor. Colonel George Bl'ss Sanford, U. S. A.; lieutenant governor, James Junius Goodwin; chaplain, Right Reverend John Williams, D. D LL. D. ; secretary, Charles Samuel Ward, M. D.; treasurer, Charles Hotch klss Trowbridge; register, Frank But ler Gay; historian, Hon. Morris Wood ruff Seymour. Gentlemen of the counoll Ralph William Cutler, Hon. Abram Heaton Robertson, General William Buel Franklin, U. S. A., Charles Dudley Warner Hon. Frederick John Kings bury, Rev. Samuel Hart, D. D., Hon. Lyman Denlson Brewster, General George Hare Ford and J. Lawrence Chew. Standing Committees. Committee on membership Hon. Morris Woodruff Seymour, chairman; Edward Vllette Raynolds, D. C. L., Hon. Henry Gleason Newton, Hon. William Hamersley and Charles Sam uel Ward, M. D. Committee on historical documents Professor Theodore Salisbury Woolsey, Rev. Francis Goodwin, Rev. George Leon Walker, D. D., and Jonathan Trumbull. IsrESTIOATIOS TO BE HELD. Cleared Up tlin Wreck at Waterford. New London, Dec 12. The wrecking crews of the Consolidated road this afternoon cleared up the wreck of the freight at Waterford, and. trains be gan running over the west track. The track upon which the train which was wrecked was running has been torn up for a distance of nearly 300 feet and It Will require two days to relay It. Su perintendent Allen of the Shore Line division will hold an Investigation in this city to-morrow. Many of the cars which were smashed up in the wreck are unfit for further use and have been brought to the freight, yards in this city. Local News Jotting. John P. Hopson of New Haven, and superintendent of the Berkshire divis ion of the Consolidated, was wedded yesterday morning to Martha A. How land, of Danbury, in Southern Pines, North Carolina, a winter resort much sought by Danbury people. The newly married couple will visit Old Point Comfort Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and from there will come to New Haven to reside. The wedding took place at the Bartram hotel, owned by a widow in Ridgefield. A Specific Against the Blues. From Harper's Buair. -If a remedy for the blues could be offered the public of the efflclacy claim ed for a quack medicine to cure all the ills that 'beset mankind, a fortune would surely await the patentee. But of several receipts given by persons of different sorts and conditions, it may be possible to choose one to suit one's own case. "I take a walk," said one young wo man, vigorous of mind and body. "If the trouble comes from Indigestion, as it usually does, there is nothing like a ten-mile tramp to put your organs to rights." The reply of a Boston maiden may be deemd charcterlstic: "I sit down to the hardest mathematical problem that I can find." "I go into one of the alcoves of the reading room," said an other, the possessor of that Boston pa. tent of nobility, a share in the Athe naeum, ' witn tne new magazines or a pile of local histories." "I suppose the saintly-minds would say that the best plan is to go to see some one who is worse off than yourself," said a young woman of feeble constitution, but bril liant mental endowments. "I only add this misery to mine, and the sum total is suicidal. I Just think, 'It isn't illness and it isn't death; nothing else matters.' Or I try to tiring myself to the admira frame of mind that Dolly Madison at tained at eighty:. 'My dear, when you have reached my age, yoir will learn that nothing matters.' " '. "I sweep my room," said an energetic little house wife, "usually to the Indignation of the maid, who has Just completed the same task." Perhaps the beBt suggestion of all came from the tired little bookkeep er: "I try to do something for some body else." For, as the Salvation Army sister phrased It, "If you make other people 'appy, you've a 'applness in your 'art that don't come in no other way.": But whether caused by a derangement of the liver, toy some one walking over our future grave, or rising like ah ex halation without known cause, it ' is safe to Insist that the blues should be struggled against. Ther is a certain critical period in the life of every man or woman, at or near middle life, when he or she becomes morally tired. It may be that It Is because then the am bition of youth is stilled in its "wild pulsation," and that the vague sense of the futurse holding a beautul some thing is seen to be only a minute. COLLEGE RECORDS BROKEN. UOOD HOIIK DOSXATIUK MEKTZSQ Of XUK ALK ATHLETES, E. II. N iree aad U. U. Hatch Start Off by HioakliiK Kecmd.-Wlll be llewarded by Having i lielr .Sautns a the Date la the liymnaalum 4Uu-r Kveut.. The second meet of the Yale Gym nutiilo association was held yesterday; afternoon and evening at U Yale gymnasium. In the afternoon two events were contested, the fence vault and the pring-hoard Jump for helghth. In both events the college records were broken, E. H. Noyes '97 8., making a Jump of 6 feet 9 Inches In the first ami In the seooml George B. Hatch! of Cincinnati cleared 7 feet 9Vi Inches. Tbo winners of these events will be rewarded by having their names with the records placed on the ahtletlo plate In the gymnasium. ' ,' In the evening three events were, contested, the long horse, club swings and flying rings. In the long horse oontest there were three entries, G. H. Bulst '96, H. 8. Hoffman '97 and 8eh bach '98. Mr. Bulst of Charleston, 8. C, won first prise and Mr. Hoffman second. Sen! bach was honorably men tioned and Dr. Anderson said that all showed a great Improvement over any work done In this line hertofore. In the club swinging there were seven! entries, Mr. H. A. Loomls '96, Poucbj '96, Douglass '88, Peterson '96, Noble '95 and Hixil '96. The first prize In this event was won by Loomls, Brooklyn, N. Y., who showed some fine work In this branch of athletics. Pouch won second and Douglass third place. In the flying rings contest G. 6. Bulst '96, Sehlbach '98 and Lee '98 were en tered. Mr. Bulst won the event and gave an exhibition of fine amateur work Sehlbach was given second place, although he and Lee were nearly, tied. All the first prizes were handsome and valuable silver cups, with suitable) inscriptions engraved on one side. Mr. Buist won the honors of the even Ing by carrying off two of these. No second prizes were offered. The two Drs. Anderson and Dfl Seaver were Judges. JVMPET OFF TB B BR1DQB. John Welch Tried to Board a Moving Train at Grand Avenue. John Welch, whose home is in Water bury, had a narrow escape from Instant death on the Consolidated railroad tracks under the Grand avenue bridge. Welch had Just finished serving a term In Jail Monday. Tuesday he again was arrested, but not being a court case was discharged yesterday morning. After his discharge he again proceeded to fill up. About 4 o'clock he stood on the Grand avenue bridge as the 4 o'clock freight was passing underneath it. Suddenly the Impulse struck him to take that train, and Jumping over the side of the bridge he struck the top of one of the box cars. Owing, however, to his unsteady condition, he was un able to retain his hold and rolled off onto the track. Fortunately for him, however, he rolled alongside. Instead of under the train, and the only injury he received was a sprained ankle. He was taken to the hospital in the police ambulance. , Trolley Party To-night. There will be .a trolley party, which will leave the corner of Church and Chapel streets this evening at 8 o'clock. They will take in the entire New Haven Street railway route, arriving at start ing point at 12 o'clock. The car will ha decorated for the occasion with flairs and bunting. Those who are to par ticipate are: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Edwrd Kelsey, Mr. and Mrs. George Le'a, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Durant, Mr. and ' Mrs. Lllja and others, makina thlrtv in all. A fine time is expected. -j Unity Commandery ralr. The fair is being well attended ear evening, dancing being one of the spe). eial features of the evening. The voting at the close last night stood: " ' Schooner Gillin & Quinn 35, George Catlln 31, Julius Herman 25. k Star collar John Harding 25, Charles Beaumont 30. Uniform A. G. Warner 28, L. B. Sperl ry 27, O. A. Addis 30, S. F. Linsley. 15. ? American flag America lodge No. 62i K. of P., 25, Sacred. Heart Cadets 20, Winthrop lodge, K. G. E., 36, Company No. 7, Boys' Brigade, 11. Doll Ruby Savage 26, Clara Bristol 65, Sadie Nash 26, Minnie Betts 30. ' Conductor's lantern H. A. Coates 35, D. G. Lincoln, 30, Carl Hanover 25, Frank Smith 35, J. E. Baitchelder 35, Charles Neal 40. Fireman's lantern West Haven En gine company 12, J. J. Dayton 15. r Ulster Joe Prime 25, F. Hartshorn 10, Charles Douglass 15. Revolver Gibson 16, Klieber 10, H, Poronto 15. Cap:ured Bed Handed. Woonsocket, R. I., Dec. 12. John and James Emidy, bakery proprietors, cap tured a thief red-handed thiis morning and thereby cleared up the mystery of a series of breaks In this city during a year, baffling the police. Emidy's bakery had been repeatedly broken Into so the proprietors have remained in the shop for several nights. This more log tbey captured Richard Kruger .in the act of robbing the till. He ts a German woolen weaver and a skillful textile designer, thirty-three years old, and has a family. The Emldys deliv ered the man to the police and be was arraigned and jailed to await trtaV. . .