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VOL LX1I. NO. 296. PEICE THREE CENTS
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.
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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. . .

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