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VOLLXII. NO. 302. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN CONN.. THURSDAY, DECEMUF.R 20 16!M THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO, BLAND'S KEW BILL SC11EME. l m wilt, orrc it ab a hvbsti. tvim ram tmox, camhsis'. Bis Opinion to That it Will Da Away With tb. Present Troublesnms Financial Bys tern Intended to Test tb Vote on th. Silver Qae ttlen. ' Wellington, Deo. 18. Mr. Bland of Missouri, will offer a substitute for the Carlisle plan, a substitute which, In hla ODlnton. will do away with the present troublesome financial system. He will offat ft as soon as debate be gins under the five minute rule. The vote on It, he thinks, will be a fair test of the silver Question. The measure is entitled a bill to re store the blmetalllo system of the United States and for other purposes. It provides that the silver dollar of 871 grain Troy, of pure silver, or 412ft grains standard silver, shall be le gal tender for all debts and dues and all holders of stiver not too base for the operations of the mint of the coinage value of $100 or more shall be entitled to deposit the same at the mints and to have It coined Into standard sliver dollars on- the same terms and con. ditlone that gold is now coined. Depos- ltorsofgoldorsllveratanymint. may re celve therefore coin notes equal to the coinage value of the gold or silver depos ited, and the gold and silver deposited shall be coined Into standard coins and the coin held at the treasury for the re demption of the coin notes. The coin botes shall fee of denominations not less than 110 and not to exceed $1,000, and shall be a legal tender. The treasury shall redeem' the coin notes in gold or silver coins at the op tion of the government, or in silver vcolns when demanded, and there shall be no discrimination against either gold or silver coin n the redeeming of coin notes or in the redemption of green backs or treasury notes,but the treasury shall use In redemption whatever coins shall be most advantageous to the government. It is also provided that there shall e no further Issue of gold or silver certificates. As fast as such ' certificates come In they shall be can celled and the coin notes shall be issued mlieu.- ' The odln notes may be issued on de posit of standard gold or silver United States, coins at the treasury or any sub-treasury, under such regulations as the secretary of the treasury may prfe' . scribe.. The secretary;, is required to keep on hand hi 'coin and bars an ag gregate sum of gold and silver equal to the aggregate sum of the coin notes outstanding, but in emergencies caused by panic or stringency in the money market the secretary may. in his discre tion issue coin notes to persons or as sociations depositing! interest-bearing bonds of the United States equal to the value of such bonds or the surrender of such notes to the United States. On surrender of such notes by the de positor of the bonds, said bonds shall be returned to him, provided that the Interest on- such bonds while deposited with the treasury shall accure to the government. Should any of the bonds deposited ma. ture before they are withdrawn they shall become the property of the United States and shall be cancelled and an amount of coin notes equal to the amount of bonds withdrawn or can celled shall be set apart and held in the treasury as an emergency fund. , Such emergency Issue shall not cause the gold and silver coin or bars held for the redemption of the" coin notes to fall below 60 per cent, of the entire amount - of coin notes at any time outstanding. The coin notes may be re-issued. - Peace to Wanted. Washington, Dec. 19. Chief Arthur of Whs Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and B. E. Clark, chief of the Railroad Conductors' association., annparpd h. fore the house committee on labor to day In connection with the bills look Ing to the peaceful settlement of labor troubles. They were both very favor able to the provision for national arbi tration of labor troubles and In this connection, spoke of the ineffectiveness oi loea Doartis for this purpose. I CASTAJiA'S SEW CABINET. mm mmm seen Form Ml nd the Lis, 7 ta Issued. ';...'. Ottawa, Deo. 19. The'new cabinet has at last been formed and the official list stands as follows: Premier and president of the privy council, Hon. Mackenzie Bowell; post master general, Sir Adolphle Caron ; minister of marine and fisheries, John Costlgan; finance, George Bulas Foster; Justice, Sir Charles Hibbert .Tupper; railways and canals, John Graham Haggart; publio works, Joseph Aldrlch Oulmet; militia and defence, James Colbrooke Patterson; Interior,. Thomas Mayne Daly; trade and commerce, W. B. Ives; agriculture, Augusta Real Angers; secretary of state, A. R, Dickey. . . ' Without portfolios Sir Prank Smith, D. Ferguson and Dr. Montague. ' Not In tha cabinet Solicitor general, Hon. Joseph Cm-ran; comptroller of customs, Nathan Clark Wallace; con troller of inland revenue, John Fisher Wood. - , ", Looking Ovw the Koute. ' Butte, Mont, Dec. 19. G. A. Holden Bridge, general manager of the Bur lington system, Is here looking over the route for an extension from Billings to Butte, ft Is said on good authority that, the Burlington has. received a proposition from Marcus Daly to sell the Butte, Anaconda and Pacific for the westward extension. The latter road fork. It is followed by beefsteak, al ls being' constructed from the Butte most raw, and fried potatoes, and this """T w nwmtni. .. . BCHMITTBEBOEB ABBBBTKD. ' Th Kew Tork Polio Captain It Oat oa Bond. New Tork, Dec. 19. Captain Scmltt berger was rearrested shortly after o'clock this evening. No new Indict ment was found against him! but the district attorney had been notified by Mr. Ooff that he had learned that Schmlttberger Intended to escape. It was deemed advisable, therefore, to In crease the amount of his ball In order to Insure his appearance when desired The arrest was made at police head quarters, to which place Schmlttberger had been summoned, and he was at once taken to the district attorney's of floe. The new bail was fixed at 120,000 and the captain's friends went around seeking bondsmen. Schmlttberger was admitted to bail at 9:30. J. H. Breslin of the Gllsey house and John Koster of Koster Blal qualified as his bondsmen. The captain then returned to his precinct. He said that his arrest was an outrage, as he had no idea of running away. BOB BHD OF $10,000. A Man Whj Arrived In New Tork From New Haven. New Tork, Dec. 19. A case of robbery was reported to the police of Hoboken by Andrew J. Vanness, a resident of Park avenue, East Orange. He says he was robbed of $10,000 In cash, bonds etc., in the barroom of the Grand Cen tral hotel some time between the hours of 7:80 and 12:80 last night. Vanness was found lying in Hudson street by a citizen about 1 o'clock this morning. The man who found him says Van ness was dragged from a cab by the driver and placed on the sidewalk. The cab was hurriedly driven oft, and there is no clue to the driver. The cab en tered Hoboken wer the Christopher street ferry and returned to New Tork by the Fourteenth street line. When Vanness was taken to the Ho boken police station he was in such condition that a physician advised his removal to Christ hospital. An hour after arriving at the hospital he recov ered consciousness and told Chief of Police Donovan the story of the rob bery as far as he could remember. Vanness says he arrived in New Tork from New Haven last night at 7:25. He had no baggage, but carried a hand. satchel, in which were a small sum of money, checkc, bonds and deeds, vai ued, all .told, at $10,000. He went imme diately to the barroom of the .Grand Central hotel and took a dink. f While tnere ne met a wumDer or friends and had several more drinks. After this he can only remember that he was placed In a cab, although by whom he has no Idea, The local and Hoboken police are at work on the case. Vanness is detained at Hoboken pending inquiry. Japanese Treaty Reported. Washington, Dec. 19. In executive session this afternoon the Japanese treaty was favorably reported by Mr. Morgan. He said that he would not call it up for action until there was full senate, which probably means that there will be no vote until after the holiday recess. There appears to be no opposition to the ratification of the treaty. Coronation of the Csar. St. Petersburg, Dec. 19. According to present arrangements, the coronation of Czar Nicholas II. will take place in April, 1895. v It is understood that ex tensive changes In the government ot flees will be made at the beginning of the Russian new year. Captain Dreyfus Wept. Paris, Dec. 19. The court-martial, ap. pointed to try Captain Dreyfus, accus ed of selling military plans and secrets to the Italian and German govern. ments, has decided to hear the case in camera. The trial began to-day. Cap tain Dreyfus wept as he entered the prison dock. - : Wiggins Is Safe. ' St Petensburg, .Dea 19. Captain Wiggins, the Arctic explorer, and his party, who were lost to the world for several weeks last fall, arrived at Archangel on December 13. Five men bad been severely frozen and are in the hospital.. All forty men suffered great hardships during their overland jour ney of thirty-two days to Pestozersk. ' Meals la Java. : From the lady. 1 Breakfast prober is served from sev en to nine o'clock, but the Dutch have no idea of breakfast, and it is a very in ferior meal In the hotels, at any rate, consisting merely of bread and butter, both, bad, slices of cold meat left from the previous night's dinner, and eggs. The chief meal of the day is "tiffin," which is composed of a dish peculiar to Java the rice-table or ' "rys-tafel." This is a thing to wonder at ' It com mences with a soup-plate fun ot boiled rice, which; is handed round In large bowls and served1 with a wooden ladle. From ten to twenty dishes, all put on the fable at once, are then - handed round, and some of each put Into the rice,' or 'on a small plate beside 'the soup-plate. These dishes include fish, fowl, meat of various kinds, curried eggs, fried bananas, shrimp fritters, omelette and curry, finishing up with chutneys of all sorts, served in a large round dish divided Into many, com partments. This - concoction Is - then mixed up and eaten with' a spoon and again is luoceeoea py. dessert. sWIGUT STREET EXTENSION i OfBRTT OWHKM AffBAB BB. fOHK BOA It CUMMI&SIUtiZB. That Proposed Extension of Uwlght Street to Unwell Avenue-Considerable Wpeo Won, Developed Economical Measures Proposed. i The Ninth and Tenth wards were largely represented at the meeting of the board of public works last night. In fact, the meeting room was hardly large enough to accommodate the num ber of property owners In the two wards who were present and desired to be heard. The principal subject of discus sion which was responsible for the large attendance was the proposed ex tension of Dwigfat street, from Whalley avenue to Dixwell avenue. City Engineer Kelly presented a map showing two layouts of the proposed extension. One is for a direct exten sion of the street, meeting Dixwell ave nue at the corner of Bristol street. The second layout provides for a curve In the proposed new street Just beyond Whalley avenue and meeting Dixwell avenue about midway between Bristol street and Lake place.. The latter is the more economical of the two propos' ed layouts. Among those who appeared either fa voring or opposing the proposed exten sion were Lyman H. Johnson. F. F. An drews, James W. Andrews, Hattie 8. tstevens, Francis E. Rogers, R. O. Net- tleton, Jeanette M. Dayton, Peter Hoi land, Ellen Dixon, Henry C. Bush, An nie M. Parker, Sydney M. Bush, Wil liam Martin, Frederick Candee, Maria uicKlnson. Dudley J. Warner and number of others. The majority of those present were strongly opposed to tne extension, while even those. who fa vored it wanted to be assured that they would be compensated - for .damages done to their property. Commissioner Johnson stated that he considered the proposed extension de cidedly necessary, and that public con venience required the Improvement. The proposed extension takes off quite a portion of his property On Whalley avenue, at the head of Dwlght r et. He also started that while In his oj .nlon either one of the proposed layouts would be a decided advantage to the city, still at the same time he was more in favor of extending Dwight street to Goffe street and Bristol street also to Goffe street. This would not, he con ceded, be 'a direct extension of Dwlght street, out at tne same time ne cralmea that it would answer all purposes, and at the sarrie time .the improvement could be made at a very much less outt lay. - . After all present had explained their preferences In the matter, the- entire subject was tabled for further consider. ation at the next meeting. . As one of the commissioners said: "There Is no need of any great hurry In the matter. for the improvement could not possibly be made this year, at any rate, owing to the limited appropriation made for the department." After this action had been taken. Chairman States of the committee on streets reported that the committee at a. recent meeting had informally dis cussed the necessity of economizing in the several departments for the coming year. In this connection he stated that there were twelve section bosses in the employ of the city receiving $1.76 per day, whether they were at work or whether prevented from working by rainy weather. Without formally reo ommendlng the laying off of any of these men, he apparently, favored pay ing the men only for the days they worked. However, no motion to this effect was rrmdo and the entire matter was referred .to the committee on streets and Superintendent Doyle to inquire into and report at a subsequent meet ing of the board. The defective water pipes iii the city reported to the board by the police de partment were next briefly discussed, and the superintendent of streets was instructed to .detail his assistants to visit the several properties reported and make a detailed report to a subsequent meeting of the board. ..... - . , .... Indicted for Assault. New Tork, Dec. ,19. The grand jury to-day returned an indictment against 'Silver Dollar Smith," alderman and ex-assemblyman, charging him ' with assault in the second degree. The com plainant is August Gloistein, the saloon keeper -'Whom Smith is charged with stabbing. Smith Is out on bail.1 : Will bn Idle For Months. Seattle,' Wash., Dec. 19. A conflagra tion has enveloped the Newcastle coal mine and the whole property, valued at half a million, is threatened- with- de struction. The water of Coal Creek is being poured into the mine. Two hun dred and fifty men will be Idle for sev eral months. -V ..:: ; ii-V v . i Fifteen Teats InFrtooa, "r . Boston, Dec. 19. In the superior court this afternoon Carmine Manetto, an Italian,' was sentenced to state prison for fifteen years tor manslaughter in causing the death ot Stefano Capflbl anca last month by shooting at the lat- ter's house at the north end. - ' v Paralysis Caused Death. iz?:-'J': j Washington, Dec. 19. E. Lee of . Port of Spain, Trinidad, general manager of the Orinlco River line of steamers, .was stricken with : paralysis in Lafayette square this afternoon and died at the Emergency hospital at 6 o'clock. He came to .Washington front New Tork on Tuesday on business with the state department. He was about fifty-two years of age and was a native of Con necticut . i , . TROVBLM IN A It M EM A, Little Reliance Placed Word ConttantlnoBle. Washington, Dec. 19. In official cir cles little reliance Is placed on reports without date from Constantinople via Boston, Imputing to Mlnlxter Terrell an absence of solicitude for American citizens, especially as all his corre spondence with the state department Indicates malted activity on his part In behalf of Americans who have brought complaints tb him. Mr. Ter rell In many instances has been exceed ingly frank in his Insistence that Amer ican passports be respected by Turkish officials. On September 29, ISM, Minis ter Terrell wrote Secretary Greshain as follows: "The unsatisfactory condition of the treaty relation between the United States and Turkey on the subject of naturalization Is dally becoming more embarrassing. The recent correspon dence between the Turklfb minister and yourself on the subject of Turkish policy In refusing to naturalized Armenians the right to return here had its origin In their belief that they returned only for seditious work. 1 am applied to al most dally to relieve reluming Arme nians from annoyance and arrest. Thus far, while the Turks will not concede to those naturalized after 1869, the status of American cll'izenshlp, I have succeeded in securing in each case the relief needed. But in the nature of things this good fortune In evading trouble cannot last long. I said to the grand vizier only last week that when my. country naturalized a man it fol lowed Mm with its flag so long as he was honest, and that while I regretted the disagreement as to the status of Armenians naturalized since the law of 1869 It could only be regulated as to the future by treaty, ar.d as Turkey was the power most interested I awaited her propositions for I had no instruc- Hons, and hence no propositions to make.' The very case brought into question In the Boston complaint was referred to in the official correspondence. Mr. Ter rell sent a full account to the state de partment of the -arrest of Paul G. Redighlan In October last year. He said that Redlghian, a naturalized cit izen of the United States, was arrested and deprived of his passport and was released on bail, no offense being al leged. His release was sMmid oad. mand of the consul genrral ofnhe United states. Mr. Terrlll did not learn of ths case until the day before he wrote, but on October 21 he reported to the state department that Redlghian. had been permitted to go Into the interior he dieslred. Mr. Terrlll added.- i'H win of his volition return here' in thlrtw days, en route for the United States. On October 27 Secretary Gresham 3ent Minister Terrlll a cablegram recogniz ing the right of Turkey to exclude aliens and stating that absence of a treaty, made it impossible to Insist that the naturalization of Armenians in the United States should be respected by the Turkish government. On the fol lowing day Minister Terrlll replied that he had demanded the release and sur render of Redlgihlan under the author ity of instruction, of Mr. Bayard to his predecessor. ' This report continues: "The contention with the porte has been .Its .claim of right to treat as Turkish subjects those Turks who have been naturalized in the United States since 1869 without consent of the Otto man government. Under the authority of : Instructions to this legation above referred to I could not do otherwise than regard Redlghian as the equal of any native born American citizen. I could not do otherwise, under the fourth porte of 1830 than claim for myself and article of the treaty with the Ottoman the consul here the exclusive right to imprison him if he hadl committed an offence." The. published volume of diplomatic correspondence of last year ' contains numerous other instances of Mr. Ter rill's energetic Interference in behalf of American naturalized citizens and' ap peafs; to refute in eveiiy v particular Redlghfan's story to the Boston mis sionaries. London, Dec. 19. The Armenian so ciety made this statement: "The. archbishop of Marasto: has been removed from the jail in Aleppo and it Is feared has been hanged Enquirers at the British consulate are informed that the officials are not aware of the archbishop's whereabouts. The bishop of Had jln and the archbishop of Ze tionan, who have long been victims of insult and outrage have been con demned to death, as was also Father Davorak of Morash. Sister Elizabeth and twenty-three other Armenians of Zettouan, whose terms have expired, are still detained! in prison. '. The gov ernment's declaration that the fires In the above places were caused by Ar menians has excited the Moslems, al though all know that the buildings destroyed had been occupied by Ar menians. The church in Beyiin has been closed and the' priest and fifteen conspicuous members are in prison in Aleppo. The convents ; at ' Hadjin, Zetiouan and Fournoz have been closed and the bishop of Adana has been ex iled to Jerusalem.'. ;. v Dixon and firllT. to Firth':1 Philadelphia, Dec. 19. George Dixon and young Griffo were matched to-day to fight twenty-five rounds at cateh welghts for the house receipts before the Seaside Athletic club on January 19. The winner will take all the re ceipts.!'. Each man Will put up $500 as a guarantee that he will appear in the ring on the night of the contest. Griffo will probably weigh above' the light Weight limit, 133 pounds; while Dixon will not go above 122 pounds, ; . UNDER BAN OF THE CHURCH CATHOLIC VAX SOT BE NF.MhhHH Of bUS Of TfUfKltASVti. Knleb'i or I'ylhle and Odd rdlows Are Also flaetd I'nctor the Uan-Unly the United Hlales l Affected by Mgr. aatolU's Decree, Brooklyn, Deo, 19. The Eattle says: Bishop McDonnell announced to lh clergymen of thedlopeseyesterday that he had received a communication from Mgr. Satolll stating that the apostolic delegate had been Instructed by Rome to notify the archlbshops, bishops and priests of the United States that the action taken by the American arch bishops relative to secret and antl-se cret societies at a meeting held by them In Chicago has been ratified by the college of cardinals. The meeting In Chicago was held at the residence of Archbishop Feehan. Mgr. Satolll's letter contains the In formation that the Knights of Pythias, the Odd Fellows and the Sons of Tem perance are now under the ban of the Catholic church, and Catholics who Join any of these three societies will be ex communicated. Those Catholics who are now members of one or more of these societies will be exhorted to sever their connection with them, and If they refuse they will from that moment cease to be Catholics. The decrees af fect no other country save the United States. Washington, Dec. 19. Mgr. Satolll stated to-night that it was true that Dr. McGlynn had written a letter to Archbishop Corrlgan asking to be as f Igned to a parish In the diocese of New Tork. Mgr. Satolll said he had receiv ed a letter from Dr. McGlynn express ing confidence that he would be restor ed to a diocese within a short time. As to the story from Brooklyn concerning a letter from him to Bishop McDonnell regarding the action of the American archbishops relative to certain secret societies, the delegate said that as some of the statements were "Inexact," he would decline to discuss the matter. Trln's of a Naturalist's Wife. From the Diary of the Wife of Sir Richard Owen.j Richard spent the evening in exam Jj lh:lngsome of the minute worms found in tne muscies ot a iimn u"t""" alls), R. assured me that in comparison to what surgeons had often to meddle with It was sweet. Jan. 6 (1886). Richard went to Bruton street to cut up an ostrich. He is now engaged in writing up the "paper nau tilus," and there is a lovely little speci men in spirits on the table. June 21. Engaged all day In drawing a- wombat's brain for R. 26th Finished the wombat's brain. Nov. 17. Last night a kangaroo (dead) came to R. from the Zoo. Dec. 28. Wrapped up the tortoise in flannel before I went to bed and put it In the cellar. April 11 (1837). Dr. A. Farre and Dr. Darwin here this afternoon. After tea muscular fibre and microscope in the drawing room. Feb. 1. The defunct rhinoceras (late of Wombwell's menagerie) arrived while R. was out. I told the men to take It right to the end of the long passage, where it now lies. As yet I feel Indifferent, bqt when the pie is opened , Feb. 0.-R. still at the rhinoceros. Nov. 21 (1849)). R. brought back with him to dinner Dr. Buckland, Professor Agasslz, and Dr. Mantell, and after ward entertained them to their heart's content With .the microscope. .They made some experiments In blood glo bules. Dr. Buckland's blood Irregular, that of Agasslz regular. Dr. Mantell, who stated that he had a very slow cir culation, on examination proved to have globules of a decidedly larger size than the others. Dr. Buckland was just saying with, that droll of his, 'Why Mantell, you see you have a good deal of the reptile about you,' when the news was brought In that the queen was safe ly delivered of a little princess, so the discussion was stopped by all the gen tlemen drlnk'tng'to her majesty. April 10 (1843). He dissected a chim panzee. -Willie watched his father dis secting until he himself smelt like a specimen preserved In rum. June 11 (1846). The presence, of a por tion, of the: defunct elephant on the premises made me keep all the . win dows open, especially as the weather Is very mild. I got R. to smoke cigars all over the house. - Feb. 16; Found the cook had a bit of queer . looking - fish, which . R. had brought In and told her to cook for dinner. There was only part of It In the kitchen and I did not recognize it. The cook's chief objection seemed to be the name (Anarrhiohas lupus) which her master had called it, and she was doubtful if a fish with such a name could be a fit thing to send up to a ta ble.' It turned out to be what they call a "wolf fish," and It declared it was not at all bad. ' ' - 5v .The 'nly Way. - ' " ' , ' (From the Indianapolis Journal. "My wlfe,"fcald young Mr. Pitts to a group of others' of his Uk, "takes it as an insult to her sex If I make unkind remarks about: any. other woman, and as an insult to herself it I make kind ones. What the duece is a fellow to do?" ' ' - The oldest married man in the party advised him to do nothing. ot'i'J ft: un t: I. t.v It; u. Various Klertlmis Held Last Kvenli.g. Wiiilhrnp rustle No. 10, Knights of the U'.Mcn Ksgle, elected as follows lam nlKiit: Noble cnief, W. C. Foole: vice noble chief, U. S. Graham; hiith pries:, L. D. Young; venerable hermit K. Hill; sir herald. J. U. Hedden; mas ter of records, K. E. Jones; clerk of exchequer, M. S. Wadhams; keeper of exchequer, C. W. Rosa; representatlv" to gland castle, F. B. HrocketL alter nate, K. Ilotehklxg; trustee, eighteen months, U. F. Guyer. Atlelphl lodge No. 6:1, V. and A. M.. have elected: W. M., William O. New ton. jr.; S. W., W. S. Itowe: J. W.. 8 A. Tourtclolte; treasurer, John O. Row. land; secretary, Albert 11. Carglll; sen ior D., Harry K. Rowe; junior D., God freld Anman: chaplain, Kev. D. M. James; senior 8., William lllxhop; jun lor S., J. W. Oliver; marshnl, Francis Ray; tyler, Edward N. Holady. The lodge hns raised $1,000 for the Masonl? home at Walllngford. WKnitisn is lUKRinBS. MHny New Haven Invited Guests Kran (oril A'nn It presented. Merlden, Dec. 19. Over 300 Invita tions were Issued for the wedding at the residence of George A. Cannon, 3;: Prospect street, this evening. The con trading parties were Paul D. Beach of Branford and Miss Neva Estelle Can non. The couple were married while standing under an arch of evergreens by Rev. A. S. Ashley; the ushers being S. S. Beach of Branford and Charles Wilcox of this city. Among the out of town guests in vlted were: Dr. and Mrs. J. D. MoGaughey, J. M. Cannon, Marcus Cook, Walter B. Cook, G. K. Carrlngton, Edwin Hail, Walllngford. W. T. Cannon, Fretil C. Cannon, Hen ry B. Harrison, C. E. Graham, F. B, Holcomb, E. H. Martin, J. Harnett, R. Lyon, F. A. Averlll, New Haven. Theodore Kearns, Bristol. James Graham, West Haven. S. G. Cook, C. W. Coook, S. S. Beach, Misses Beach, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Willford, C. H. Grannis, C. A. Hodley, F. E, Beach, John Spencer, William Louns bury, J. H. Beach, J. W. McClunie, H. T. Jordan, Branford. Local News Jottings. A. A. Ailing and Miss Ailing of this city and C. G. Watson of Connecticut are at the Normandle, Washington, D. C, for a brief staijn. 'SSfUffffty wventngr th? New.. Haven- polo team will play in Merlden and the polo team band will give a concert be fore the game. Fur shoulder capes sold by the Bur gess' Fur & Hat Co. at manufacturer's prices. Lots of nice things for Christ mas gifts, fur muffs, iheatii boas and gloves, leather dress suit, cases, bags; also umbrellas, etc. A splendid display by S. Goodman & Co., the jewelers. A specialty is a mul titude of choice silver novelties at small cost and tortoise shell combs. Watdh.es, jewelry, diamonds and silverware in abundance all latest styles. A great stock to select from. Superintendent Knight of the Wal llngford schools spent Tuesday after noon in this city looking over the schools. Mr. Knight is doing all in his power to make the Walllngford schools second to none in the state. The post office is a very busy place just now. One of the finest arrays of lovely dia monds and other jewelry to be seen in the state is that that makes the eyes glisten with delight a,t Edward Engel's old and famous store on State street, where he has done business with honor and credit to his name for no less than thirty years. People thinking of buy ing diamond jewelry, watches, opera glasses, etc., should see Mr. Engel's splendid display, and he guarantees all can save 25 per cent, by buying of him, and his word is as good as his bond. The Elm City lodge, No. 201, Order of Railway Brakemen, give a ball and re ception at Banquet hall Christmas eve. Town Olerk McMahon of Waterbury was the guest of Registrar Carr last evening. A branch of the Washington Bulld- Ing Trust company of Providence, R. I., was formed last evening at the Ar lington hotel with some of New . Ha ven's leading business men as officers. Miss Fleetwood, daughter of Septimus C. Fleetwood; graduate ;of Dr. Ander son's gymnasium, gave her first recep tion at the Lyon gymnasium last night to her graduate class in physical cul ture for young folks. A 6 o'clock tea was held, and this was followed by a callsthenlc exhibition from 6 to 8 o'clock by the pupils whose ages average about seven years. Among the pupils who took part in the entertainment were Masters D. M Welch, . Bertie Bowna, Willie McCarthy and the Misses Fleetwood, Smith, McCarthy, White and Manning. The parents of the children were also present and enjoyed the re ception very much. Their Position Serious. Paris, Dec. 19. Monslgnor Mutel, head of the Catholic missions in Core, writes that the position of the native Christians is most serious. The rebel lious Tonghaks, he says, now threaten to Invade the northern part of the peninsula, 1 . . WEST HAVEN DEMOCRATS. 171 r VI n A ORLAT DKALOr HU8T LISO LAHT SIGHT. Hut the Question as to Choice for I'ostmaa. ler is Vet ('niierlded-Hi.w the Case Htnd A Nul for Mr. ' Igott lo Crack. The West Haven primary for the se lection of a post matt ter was the occa sion for a great deal of hustling last evening. CotiKreiutinan Pigott ' was bothered of late for some method by which to select a candidate for ths West Haven postmaatershlp. There were so many aspirants for the place that the versatile congressman resorted to the primary method to decide pref erence. A caucus was held and all the) candidates were asked to get out their voters. The primary was to have decided Deputy Sheriff Peck's control of the democratic primaries In West Haven, Peck has had two turndowna this fall. This one was to be decisive of his power. The aspirants have been out hustling for weeks back, and though there were eight after one place each was confi dent of success. In fact seven of them made personal assurances that he would win or give the successful candidate the greatest rub of a lifetime. The interest was very great, as each! of the candidates had made a canvass of the town and was doing a great deal of hustling for votes. Interest was also added by the assertion of Mr. Peck that he would challenge all those who had voted the republican ticket at the last eleotion If they tried to vote last night, and also those democrats who were suspected of voting the republican ttok et at the fall election. The candidates for the place were A. D. Somers, Clar ence Davis, John H. Hayes, Dennis A, Kltriberly, John W. McCormlck, George S. Thomas, Godfrey Olsen and Wllllara Smith. The primary itself was a corker, and disclosed the fact that if West Haven democrats were out of the "big city" they know a thing or two. The count of votes disclosed a plurality for Davis of two. But the number of ballots did not tally with the count as made by the official checker, John Lynn. By the count of ballots Kimberly got 97, Davla 99, Hayes 66, McCormlck 16, Louis War ner 20, William Smith 13, and Olsen 45. This makes a total of 346. Now, there were 348 voters who had deposited bal lots. But then there was another flaw which complicated matters. Two Khhberly bailotVVereWiSd &t, whlclt were apparently folded each with another. This looked as though four had been cast by two men. There were two such ballots. But it was thought that these ought to be allowed as there evidently had been no stuffing. The other vote ruled out was a written one. Then oame another sensation when the second count was to be made. Sev eral Kimberiy ballots which had net been used were found on the counting table. How they came there nobody seemed to know, but they were not there when the first count was made. This was not noticed, however. In the main dispute, as the two ballots made things look like crooked work. The moderator was In a quandary, and final ly decided to leave It to the town com mitteewho were counters. They were James Teck, Leonard Sohn and Robert McDonald. The second count was the same as the first, showing no tallying, as usual, if the disputed ballots wera allowed. The box tender, James Leddy, said that he was very positive that he had allowed no double ballots to be cast. In fact, he had rejected several. , , Moderator Smith said that he would" not decide the case, but would lay th.0 farts before Congressman Pigott, who Will have to decide a worse case than before. Fifteen or more were challenged last night, same of whom took Che necessary oath, but others declined. i : At City Mission Hal. A very pleasant afternoon was spent yesterday at the City Mission hall by the members of the Mothers' meeting and their young children, about 150 being present. The devotional services were conduoted by Rev. Mr. Mossman, the missionary pastor, and included the consecration of three little children to Christian lives by baptism. All wera then invited to the tables that had meanwhile been spread by the following members of the missionary committee of the Calvary Baptist Endeavor sd- ciety: M'lss Munson, Miss Warner.Miss Walker, Mies Adeline Johnson, Mis? Merrlman, Miss Cornell and Miss Fran ces Johnson; representing the woman's department of the City Mlssolnary asso ciation were, Miss Hume, the lady missionary; Mrs. Sturgess, chairman of the mothers' meeting; Miss Fogg, Mrs. Shepard and Mrs. . Horton. The next i Mothers' meeting will be held the first Wednesday In January. t A Wedding Last Evening. Mr. Llvion Brenton, whose place of business is at No. 221 State street, and Miss Minnie Reis of Montowese, were united in marriage last evening by Rev. Mr. Mossman. ; Mr. and Mrs. Brenton will reside at No. 31 Irving street, in the new house recently pur chased by Mr. Brenton and comfortably, furnished tor their home. Tortured With Hot Pokers. ... . Bethlehem, Pa., Dec. 19. News was received to-day that six masked burg lars had secured! several thousand dol lars from Thomas and David Atholdt, hermits, residing near - Bursonvllle, Buck county. The burglars tortured) the hermits with hot pokers.