Newspaper Page Text
NEW IIAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 1894.
A CHRISTMAS DISCOURSE at turn onvxcn 00 tarn mkbsiab aiXUMFAMlOB. , The Blrth4y of Jesni-Ths ImpM Date 4atareMla Historical Points -TM 1 Spirit of ObrUtea-How It Gladdens the Earth. , Th Jarre audience which gathered at the Church of the Messiah yesterday ' vera muoh cleared with the Uiteful Christmas decorations which eclipsed those of former yean. The service In the evening; consisted of a Sunday school concert and was an occasion long to be remembered with pleasure. The children who participated did ex cellently. In the morning Rev. W. F. Dlckerman preached a Christmas ser mon, which, was as follows: . Text-Luke lis 10, It The early Christians did not celebrate the birthday of Jesus because the date was unknown.- Even the writers of the gospels did not know when Jesus was born. Many dates, covering all the months of the year, were suggested as the probable time. All the evidence is against the 26th of December as the birthday of Jesus. It Is proper to ask, how did this date come to be adopted? Immediately following the conversion of Constantlne, In the year 312. Chris tlanlty was proclaimed the state re- liglon of the Roman empire. It was not easy to abolish, at one stroke, the doc trlnes, forms and festivals of the an clent heathen religion. Hence Constan tine, with characteristic diplomacy, pressed the heathen rites Into the ser vices of the new religion, leaving the feast days pretty much as they were, except that they were baptised with Christian names. Let us notice bow easy this transition from the old relig ion to the new was. Take the resurrec tton festival of the ancient religions celebrated at the time of the vernal equinox, when the new life of the sum mer arose from the grave of winter, when the sun-god again ascended the heavens and ruled the earth anew, unlocking the loe-bound streams, and calling tree, shrub and blade to awaken with new life and beauty. No great violence was done by calling this Easter and introducing Jesus, the son of Qod as rising from the dead, instead of the sun-god. The council of NIcea, in 325, had declared the doctrine of the trln lty to be orthodox, and having Us analo gue In the heathen religions, the new converts to Christianity found it. easy to transfer their devotions from the deml-gods to the Divine Son. Passing by the Greek and Roman feast of Bacchus, god of the harvest, and the Jewish harvest feast, both of which , coincided with the autumnal equinox, we come to the greatest of the Roman, feasts, that of the winter solstice. The ' shortening of the days was construed as the loss of the sun's life and power. The shortest day, De cember 21, marked the end of his reign, Gut the next morning the sun rose earlier and the . days lengthened. The heathen imagined that the old sun died sun was born the next morning. In honor of this new bom eun they held a ' feast of seven days, and this was the greatest of all the Roman' festivals. It lasted until December. and was de voted ,to freedom and rejoicing. The debts of the poor were cancelled, prison ers were set free, wrongs righted, all distinctions of society obliterated and a week of brotherly love and philanthropy was ushered In. Now this happy day of the birth of the sun could nfat easily be set aside. It represented the? heart life, the best life of the people and tt had the sanction of the ages. The problem was not hard for the bishop of Rome. Jt was announced that Christ was born on the 28px of December! An appeal to the gospels- showed that the-6cm1 of Qod brought peace-on earth and good will to men that it was He who set the captives free, forgave debts and pro Claimed the brotherhood of man. It was considered a divine coincidence, and all that was needed to transmute this fes tival into a Chrlstleara feast was to change the spelling of s-u-n into s-o-n. Then a mass for Christ was celebrated, and the heathen festival became Christ mas. by the edict of the Church of Rome la about the year 360 A. D. This date has been generally' observed ever slnce.exoept by the Puritans whoab. hored. its papal origin. This feeling had not subsided fifty years ago, for (t wai only since then that Christmas bas received special attention in New England. -But here it Is upon us with all the insignia of joy, and we are call ed upon; as liberal Christians, to take some view of it. and in some rational sense make It our festival. We are glad that an old heathen re ligion could make so rich a contribution of good will and fraternity to Chrlgtlan- ity.or rathertohumanity;forChrlstlani. ty .embodied- these graces before, but it rhowr, after all, how universal devout and generous sentiments are. This an clent festival was born of the hearts of the people It grew out of the com. mon itoIl, of humanity. Itis worthy of perpetuation not so much on account of Its name, but because of the goodness at the bottom of It, which no one has the right to call ''heathen.' , In the spirit of good will toward men we keep this day. We celebrated the advent of Him who above all others was able to exemplify this spirit We do not worsMp great men, but reverence ; the thing that made them great . The Itetit tit Aa.v:r hA it 4iia fcritmi 1 (-j j w. . tut. i. j uu the beauty of nature were here before Newton, Tyndal or Ar&ssiz . revealed their essential constitution. So faith, hop and love were in the world before Jesus, and pecatase He was their living exposition, and was able to put men in possession - of their divine .qualities we revere' his name to-day. - Was His advent attended with angel ic songs? Angels always sing when a man or woman is born into the world, who hall, do., something- to stem the tide of sin -a'ad: woe. Every mother rocks a meastah of hope, in a cradle that means as much to her as a Bethle hem manger. Would to heaven thai very human child were Jorespoken not hy priest or prophet, ut.fcy'tove in its divine,- emaculato conception horn of the celestial radfatlon of Intelligence and affection. Then there would be less need of what we call salvation.' It takes more than one man to save a world from sin. Jesus realised this when He said: "He that belleveth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also." What Jesus was to the Jewish church, Luther was to the Roman and Wesley to the English church. The name and teaching of John Wesley have reached more people in the last one huri dred years than the name 'of Jesus did in one thousand years. We celebrate to-day not so much the birth of a man as the advent of a new epoch of "sweetness and light" the be ginning of a new world's dream of some thing better for man, something called gospel, good news, glad tidings. ' It this gospel be "good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people," have we not a peculiar right to observe this Christmas festival? The best news to the world Is that which promises the possibility of virtue and happiness for every man the greatest good to the greatest number. We cannot bail as "glad tidings of great joy" the advent of a religion that will render a few mortals happier than they ever were, and the multitude ' Infinitely more wretched than ever before. In what sense Is this gospel, "joy which shall be to all people," when . after two thousand years of proclamation only four hundred million of the world's present population of fourteen hundred million have any adequate knowledge of it? It would be curious to learn how the average Christian would pro ceed to celebrate a gospel for home consumption, with.- the ''damnatory clause" left out or concealed, and a gospel for export which informs the heathen that they have light enough to be damned by, but not enough to be saved by. Such a gospel of despair does not deserve the respect of a pagan. It Is the beautiful story of the "unity and vine" inverted so that the ninety and nine are lost and only the one is saved. Does that call for festivity? Do you begin to see who has the best right to keep Christmas? That must have been a true gospel sermon of Peter's which converted three thous and souls In one day. What kind of a gospel Is it, to-day, that requires three thousand sermons to convert one soul? Why don't our Jewish brethren get up a sort of sarcastic Christmas? If the prevalent theology be good news, certainly Judaism is better news, for It never Involved the ruin of the human family. If the gospel is the "bring ing in of a better covenant," In what respects Is It better? Ah, my friends, If the gospel of despair is true, there should be in every church a Christmas tree, draped in mourning a dead and leafless weeping willow upon whose stark and drooping limbs hang the Insignia of eternal bereavement. Our churches are jubilant with song to day, but accompanying every carol of joy for the salvation of the few there should be a funeral dirge for the hope less loss of the many. If It be ap propriate to observe a day -of thanks. giving for human gain, tender hearts and agonized memories will claim a day of mourning for their dear ones in hell. We sing, "O, think of the friends- over., .these!" , JMi- tt -ever oc cur to' you that" "over there" might mean some other place than heaven? If we rejoice to-day over the birth of Jesus, we should mourn .to-morrow over the birth of the devtt The weep ing women at the cross of the Prince of Peace, should be made to rejoice over the death of the prince of dark ness. The true gospel says that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. The false gospel declares that the works of the devil shall endure for ever. Is it good news to be told that this is a fallen race, "that the great majority of mankind is under the curse of God! and doomed to endless pain, that the only way anybody can be saved is by the acceptance of a be lief which contradicts every principle of reasoning and Which subverts the fundamental principles, that we can only be saved by supposing. God capa ble of offering to the world a scheme that no court in Christendom would be guilty of sustaining? And this it called gospel a gospel, the outcome of which will be a little tiny heaven, and the endless moan of an almost all-conclusive hiell. If It be true, let us know it . But let the universe be draped In black; and let it. be announced to us, not with carols of Joy, but with fal tering lips, and! to the drip of tears. It may be true, but it is horrible! It is not good news, even If true. It can never bring peace to earth or good will to men. , Ah, my friends, Christmas to be true and grand must be a world-wide, uni versal festival, .springing, a ...hope in every heart and putting a song on every tongue. Its angelic announce ment must hold something for ' every man, woman and child of God's crea tion. .' , The celebration of the birth of the sun-god was called Saturnalia by the Romans. In this feast they memorial ized the time when Saturn ruled on earth, a. time when - there were no beings, or nobles, or peasants, no rich or poor, a time 'of universal equality and good will. Shall not the Christian festival have as large an import? -:- Saturnalia commemorated the golden past. Christmas prophesies a divine future. If there is any one thing that has hallowed this transcendent age of ours, It Is the endeavor to bring to pass the dream of the Naearene in the pro motion of righteousness and fraternity among men. m -'f mi i'.;... i. W Let the distribution of material gifts and tokens symbolize the gifts of the spirit and be reminders that not one child of the Everlasting Father shall be forgotten. Let- every, heart even down to the most degraded of human kind be led upward by tfee dimpled hands of rejoicing children let their birth-right of hope and love be rung out by bells hunfc hlglvln heaven, and re-echoed by melodious Voices -on earth amid the pageantry Of flowers, and the emblems of eternal life. "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace. good will toward men." . ' - Special Connellmanle Meeting-. ' -A special meeting of the board of councllmen will be held Thursday even ing next at which all the unfinished business of .the year , will be disposed of. Wednesday" evening 'the annual banquet Of the Councllmen will be held;. The committee making the. -arrsnge- ments for this . event Is, Councllmen North, Forsyth nd Nicholson, - : .: ... XT HO LASS KB AXD MIS EST, Their Costliness' a Compared with Old ' Reliable Spectacle. From the Hew Orleans Ploajruna) Moat people have a prejudice against spectacles, writes one who has suffered with lame eyes. a They make one look so old.' They spoil the expression of the eyes, and leave a mark across the nose, and are uncomfortable over the ears. Bo It generally happens that when one's eyesight gives put and eve rything grows wofuliy Indistinct eye glasses are resorted ! to, "So much more convenient than spectacles!" said a friend to us the other day. Eyeglass es are a sort of compromise between youth and age,. and as long as a person wears eyeglasses be may be regarded as not son very, old. For when old age unmistakably sets In then we cease to think so much of appearances,. and cry out for comfort'and there Is more real comfort In one pair of spectacles, .that will stay on your face right where you put them, than there Is in a dosen pairs of eyeglasses, which are alwayt flying off on business of their own Jusi when you want them. Eyeglasses are made on purpose to break. They are always catching into something. The springs are frail as a spider's web. The bows are as brittli as molasses candy In January. The glasses are always falling out and if you happen to be near-sighted you might hunt till the next Fourth ofj without finding them aga4n.j . nothing else happens to them.jthe spring breaks and they get under foot, and somebody steps on them and you are a couple of dollars out and M good as blind, with no dog to lead yo$.n the paths of safety. In hot weathet you can't keep the slippery things tt your nose to save you. $ If you perspire, youi nose pas no at traction for India rubber or celluloid. Just as you are looking a something and flattering yourself thai you have got exactly the right toCiS down go the glasses, and you have' to rub your nose up, and stick theny: again, and look quick, for the same tnthg Is going to be repeated again and again. An other characteristic, of eyeglasses is the fact that when they are wanted most they turn up missing. You may look and hunt hunt and look; and when you don't need them you will find them hanging serenely to your button-hole or resting composedly on . the table at your side. As an item of expense they are formidable. Tour boots do not cost you any more per year. The cigars you smoke are not more expensive by the month. They are always in a crippled condition. They need the doctor con tinually, and you no',; sooner j;get the spring mended than the' bow breaks, and when that trouble Is remedied you lose one glass, and by the time that is fixed the "catch';, gives put, and so on. A man is: never $' with' less . than three pairs of eyeglasses at a time un less he wishes to. be left without sight. They are- the. most perplexing, -unreliable of all Mehdsv, and the '"person who f epdetjitirentofo hp pitiea. Those who weaif ifihem for style and we Are sorry to -say that there are' some such consummate fools in the world must have a -relish for self-torment, and owe themselves, an $vful grudge for something.'. 'And people Who have good eyes, who can laugh at 'glasses and; the weartins Of them. Ought to be devoutly thankful, and irajr that the time may; yet Ke afar offHrhen -they shall fall urider the curse of eyeglasses. 1 She is Pretty, Wears Many Earring and a i Hose Button, mod Speaks English. ' From the Boston Evening Transcript.! The life of a queen is not altdgether so ethereal and blissful ad some of .us ordinary mortals would suppose. It has' drawbacks and. Inconveniences .in numerable. This is particularly mark ed in the lives of the Brahmin queens of India. The present Maharanee of Kunigal Is no exception. This daugh ter of the east, so much admired and loved by all who are so fortunate as to meet her, exists among, .a host of worshippers, secluded from the outer: world and its attractions, as "the fair. goddess" of .her tribe. A queen-whose' impulses are ever for good,, she. wields, a rare Influence over all. Her constant thought Is for those around her, and especially for those of her subjects who are needy and destitute. She is never, happier than when planning some little: device for the pleasure of others, even: sometimes those who may be the most abject among a great nation. Her sim plicity and winning ways are oaptlvat-; ing; she is at her best when the Centre of Interest and play in the nursery, which is a fairyland. ..:- : The maharanee (the queen) is a pic ture of Oriental beauty, a study which; any artist might well covet Her rich; olive complexion contrasts well With! the profusldn of raven hair, that Is coiled carelessly a little to one side of; her shapely head, and fastened with! jeweled pins, a small wreath of jasmine; or stephanotts usually entwined there-; in. Her features are long, with bright; laughing eyes, and her firm mouth dis-j plays the most perfect teeth, Her ears: are literally filled with precious stones,; there being ten or eleven distinct holes' in each, graduating In size to the tip.; In:her right nostril is set a tiny jewelled! button, and around her. neck are! charms of various significance, but all are supposed to avert evils. . , Her tall figure is draped with airy and artlstio effect The robe consists of much soft India silk, elaborately em ' MUo broidered, arranged about her In mys- terlous grace, a very enigma of gar ment without the explanation of a sin gle stitch. It is closely pleated at the waist In front, ' falHng In a fan-like train over the feet, and fattened with a belt of gold that Is studded with cres cents of pearls. This garment is short in the back and is brought over the shoulders, hanging In soft loose folds. Her left arm displays a bracelet of costly gems of rare beauty and of pro found hlstorlo Interest which carries one back to the time of Cleopatra, It was found among some burled treat ures more than a century ago, when the remote ancestors of the late king acquired It This bracelet Is supposed to have the power to resist the venom of all species of reptiles. A tiny linked chain connects It to one of no lets value at the wrist Jewelled sandals grace her otherwise unclad nether limbs, sur mounted by anklets of gold. She will often express to her friends the great pleasure it would afford her to be able to go freely among her peo pie. This Is, however, forbidden her by the exacting and severe law of her caste, for, being a Brahmin,' she Is obliged to adhere strictly to the "law of enclosure' This compels her at the age of twelve to be veiled and live in seclusion for the remainder of her life. This rigid deprivation of all enjoyment of the world Is necessarily a severe shock to the sensibility of even an eastern queen. Never again does she receive or converse with one of the op posite sex, save only her husband the maharajah. Neither Is a domestlo of her household permitted to look upon her, otherwise her caste would be brok en and her birthright cancelled. This law among this high caste seems cruel and Inconsistent but the penalty of disobedience Is supreme. The violator of a law so sacred among the sex as that of "enclosure" has a horrible dee tiny awaiting her. She is expelled from among her tribe In shame to become an outcast, exiled from within the walls of the city for her crime. But the present maharanee, now In her twenty-fourth year, has six little brown faces to cheer her solitude. Her apartments, large and luxurious, occu py one side of the palace, opening one into anotner. xnrough long tapestried windows she steps Into her private gar dens, where the air is perfumed with the delicious fragrance of flowers. The little rustic bridges that greet the eye occasionally through the grounds, con. nect the many beautiful terraces be neath which flows a refreshing and babllng brook, which , however, must babble no secrets. Rivulets and brooks are treasures dn India. They are few and far between in this region of mag niflcenca Here thenroyal prisoner, for so she is, takes her daily exercise, loin ed occasionally by her children, who come with the delightful anticipation of hearing some hew fairy tales from the lips of the beautiful memsahlb who happens to be a rare story teller as she is seated In one of her favorite arbors where the citron vines envelope the happy little ' goUp, a picture only eastern,, - , When the maharanee wishes to leave her apartments the command Is given, and in a moment the turbaned attend ants that crowd the halls disappear as If by magio. The silence that follows endues the surroundings with the air of a sanctuary rather than that of a pal ace. Presently there breaks upon the silence the faint tftikllng of a bell that announces the royal presence, and the maharanee comes forward, stately, gracious, kindly, "every Inch a que9n." When she drives into the country in her state carriage a relaxation which Bhe thoroughly enjoys, being a true lover of nature she must go closely veiled. Rarely a week passes without a trip through the picturesque miedown lying between Kunigal and Bengalore. Here the range of 'mountains to the west with their majestic skylines show to the greatest advantage the play of light and shade at sunset. In traveling the maharanee occupies private compartments, which are high. ly decorated and delicately furnished In Oriental style, arranged so that she may with ease enjoy the view cf the hills and plains and yet not be seen, accompanied by her ladles In waiting who share the same privileges. When the destination is reached an awning is immediately erected which forms a complete passage to the .state carriage that awaits her, so that there is no pos sible chalice of satisfying the curious gaze of all castes who patiently look for her arrival. She is always glad to see European ladles'.' as she is pleased to call all foreigners, no matter of what nationality. She converses freely in several of the native languages, espec ially Hindostani and-Canarease, and speaks English fluently. She loves to bear of other countries and the habits and., customs of other people. She Is particularly interested in all that per tains to America. : v , The maharajah is an enthusiastic sportsman as well as an accomplished soldier. In company with some of the offloers of the English army, he takes muoh delight in horse races, which en liven the district several times during the year. The meet takes place at Ma dras, which may be termed the Ascot of the east. Here ara witnessed as Clever feats of horsemanship, both in steeplechases and flat races, as win ap plause on the world-famed English turf. Thai "European ladles'' appear on these occasions in a ravishing display of fin-1 eW to witness the favorites of the field : speed for the maharajah' cup, valued at several thousand rupees. The maharanee Is no less a lover of the, sport; there is no one more eager than she to hear of the excitement of a! m the tub.' , , race-or how some favorite Arab fared In it Yet It Is htr fate, to sacrificed to oaste., Bhe is a queen and still la she a slave and prisoner. It happens, how- ever, that she holds In esteem a certain European lady of distinction whose house overlooks the race course. Bert she occasionally comes with a limited number of ladles of her own choosing, to become an Interested spectator be. hind a lightly draped window, arranged to relieve the memsablb of any embar rassment She looks on the exciting scene before her, with Its rainbow of colors, as a little world In Itself, strange and foreign to her. Bhe enters warmly Into the spirit of the occasion, and for the moment she seems to have found freedom In her happy delight She freely gives her opinion as to the oroba. ble vlotor, and shows the enthusiasm of a child If her favorite In the race first shows his nose in front of the winning post Here she lingers among her mer ry circle of friends till the field of rac ers and their emblazoned jockeys be. come a vision of the past Regally sh bids adieu, envying what she may not attain the freedom of her European sisters. financial. Speculation Confined to Rnsar Keflnlnnand ueneral Kleetrle. New York, Deo, 21 The speculation In stocks to-day was limited to Sugar Refining and General Electric, which closed and 1ft per cent. lower re spectlvely. The weekly statement of averages of the Associated Banks shows a decrease of over eight and a half millions in the loans, due presumably to the mar keting of the new Government bonds. Repayments of gold borrowed to pay for those bonds and withdrawals of gold from the Sub-Treasury for export account for the Increase of over six and a half millions In the specie held by the banks. This change' Is obviously to an extent delusive, since the expoPfs of gold are not fully reflected In the average reported. A decrease of eight and a half millions In legal tenders shows where the Increase In gold came from, namely, from the Treasury. decrease of ten and a quarter millions In the deposits, Is a logical result of the changes already noted, and so Is the Increase of nearly $555,000 In the surplus reserve. As compared with the final prices of last Saturday the majority of stocks are lower. The more important net de clines are in American Sugar Refining, 2 per cent.; United States Cordage preferred, 2; Missouri Pacific, 1 United States Cordage, 1; American Tobacco, Rock Island, Northwest, Gen eral Electric and Tennessee Coal and Iron, 114 each; Burlington and Qulncy, 1; Northern Pacific preferred, 1; St, Paul, Southern Railway, and Wabash preferred. 5i per cent. each. . The note worthy advances are in Consolidated Gas, per pent; United States kud ber. Hi; Cleveland; Cincinnati, Chi- cago and St Louis, 1; Chicago Gas, 1, and Distilling and cattle jreeaing, . per cent . . ... , Following are the closing prices re ported by Prince & Whltely, bankers and brokers, 46 Broadway, New York; and 16 Center street, New Haven: ma. Asked. American Tobaooo Uo 95 American Tobacoo Co. ptd American Cotton Oil Co 'U X American Cotton Oil Co., ptd.... 6X American Sugar HeHnlng Oo.,.. ) Am.Sugariiennlng-Oo.pCd 91 Atchison, Topeka & Santa f e. . . . 46 Canada Southern 50 Central of New Jersey 9i)V Ciiesapoake & Ohio VotlnorCta.. 11 X nnf.im& East Illinois Dfd. no 251 VIM 61 m m 9.1 97 Ciiloago & Northwestern 976 Chloago.Bur.lngUm& Quinsy... 71 3t Chicago Gas Co HX I'himiirn Milwaukee St. Paul.. 57V WW iswi Uhtcago.Mllw'kee&tSt.Pauipfd. U9X Cnlcago tiooK ismuu ravino. Chicago, St J".. M. ttUmaha Cleveland, 0.0. & St. Louis ikti. Hoolclnar Valley ft Toledo. 83 39V lex 133 laaw 160JS 34 Consolidated Gas Delaware nuason uuuu , ninware.Laok.& Western , Ml rioniroi-.e iUoQrande Dfd U3t ! ft Cat tle Feediaa Oo 9i4 2 88 137K General Bleotrlo Co &l Illinois central.. oi Lake Brie Western... Lake Brie and Western rd...... 73 Louisville & Nashville. ....... L .. . 5JJ6 Louisville & New Albany. ....... btf Louisville & New Albanyptd. ... 81 LaoledeGas ttX Missouri. Kansas Texas 13 Missouri. Kansas Texas otd... MM Manhattan Klevated llMSi 78 J4 53X ' 34 2 Missouri Faoltto. .. w.. iS6& 26! 198 Nhw lOrKa now wvvu tno v v 5s N. 'K., 8d paid OSS ul.. v-nric tiantrai Hudson.... 99V 1UU N V Chioago tt t. uouis 13 N i" Lake Brie & Western 9K N V Lake Brie Western pfd. 202 2r' 18K S'y'' Ontario Western Norfolk tt Western, ptd 15 18 North Amerioanw' MnM,,,am PaolnO Northern Pacltto ptd............. National Lead Oo. National IflBdOojj"-' PaollloMall B.B. Co. , , Peoria. Decatur KvansvlUa. VhlU.i Heading Voting Cts..., ,. "fr, Paianfi Oar Co . ton ma 84 si 16 88 86 8X 165 154 BSC w,p. p'd. - TonnRsseeCoattt Iron: TenSeHOoal Iron pfd , Texas fiSffi 15fc' letf 9 11 12 8 8 lax ToL.Ann Union Paoltt.." V'A"!i" Union Faoino,Denver & Gulf.,, Wabash..... It 1M 8 , tax 87X lOSi 42)4 144 113 46 116 aP 'ft 87 Western Union Telegraph b6 Wheeling El Brie. 10 WhelunS&'P" wiuuraaln Central. , ,. 8 Adams Bxpress w 140 American Express Ill UlSritatesBxpress..... 42 WeUsVFargo Express 105 U S.KutbrpM.... 98 U B. Cordage Oo........ V4 ii 1 Cordage 0o.,pfd... 12 ta.:ist-Lbui.:::::: m fi'.rn 4ailwarw.,.M........ lu bSSthernBallway ptd....... 86 Government Bonds, Following are. the. quotations for United, States tjonds at the call to-day: Ht 9. rnir. 97 A 4s,reg., U07 U3U4! ts.ooup.. iwi "o tauiou NewSsW-UO HJMtliW NwK sain).. 1904. ........ ..i..... 117&itfllHV Currenoy6a,18M.,............... 100 - Curreney&t, 1898............... i.. 102!O Currency 8s, 1W7 105Hf Currenoy oa. ro Ourrenoy.tt. 1899,....,..., Ill NEW HAVEN LOCAL QUOTATIONS furnished dally by &imbwly, Root ft iiat ; Bankers and .Brokers, 133 Orange street. BANE STOCICS. , ' - - Par Bid Asked City Bank... J..... . U. 123 , - New Haven County National Bank 10 13V 14 . MeoBanles'Bank. ...... ....... 60 64 , Merchants' National Bank.... 60 48 47 New Haven HatlonalBank... 100 167 Tradesmen'sNatlonalBank., 100 140 . aatuiOASSTOoaa, Pr Bid Asked J0 loo - id m 111) M lid et luo to h M4 liu U4 1(0 14 108 m u - ui.ry a Norwalk K. H. do, 1 wrolt. limxlnla A a. W..TT, Hotiwuinio 11. K. Co New Haven 4 Darby II. R, Co, Now Haven Northaniploa JV..N, lUIUB. &... short Line tt, K KlaOBLLAMSODt STOCKS. Par Bid Asked KW ll.ffHn n.. T LL. It 1 " U N.'W Haven Wator Co 60 XilU lto Wwk.HiowiWIIoox SI Swurlty Insurance Co o 86 lali-j.taouo Choa. Pot 1U 48 W Erie , lis) HU hi N, V. It N, J? loo tl W wHtHDrn ct, n....; ,n ' U.S. Kubber preferred, par.. 100 97 1 W BA1LSOAD BOVPt, Pus Bid Atked .N. .A.L.6 W of - Holyoke Westlleld Istta... 1911 Ml . Miiiimt,ui!ol'inliSs Ion IliHi New llavon ft Irby 6a. lull 111! New Haven It Derby 7a. iwu 111 114 New Haven ft Derby as lit!) loKU 1)1 New Haven ft N. 7t, INK two 110 New Haven ft N. 7a. 1874 lmw I w N. 1J. ft N. Conxolt tt 1MM lis N. H. ft N. lat ta 1911 lorti New London Northern 1st 4t. 1910 lot "Lmwlon Northern 1st 6s. 19U) WT V. N. K. bit 7s.. lw 117 H7' N. Y.4N B, l.tt. lwt 110V Ulii N.y.AN. E.W8S IWi liuZ - N.YN.H.ftH.4s 19UI 10J ln N. J N. H. ft H. Deb. 4s lto-4 mi U N V l , D... (uru, ... U',,1!"" i"ia ii- in- liu V. VPror.ft Boston 4s 1948 lOJtf " n. n. n. sa wu WW ISCSLLANSOOt SOX Da t Dim KM AakMl ' M W I V. ?. Im. New Haven City 7t luill llrtJ new naven lily m lml lit) New Haven City 4a, sewerage 1914 IDS New Haven City 8s, " 1907 al New Haven Town PIP. Itsut 19)9 97 if New Haven Bohool 4s. I9U4 im B.N. K.Te)ephone6s .. 1U ll)l y Swift ft Co. 9a 10U) 10. IB) H. B. NEWTON & CO. BANKERS AND BROKERS, 86 ORANGE STREET, DEALEBS IN Investment Securities. STOCKS AO BOEDS. 100 shs New Haven Water Co. ttook. 93 shs Btockbrldge ft Flttsfleld RR. Co. leased to N. Y N. H. ft U. KB. Co. 20 shs N. Y., N. H. ft H. RR. Co. 46 aht Fair Haven ft Wintvlllo RR. Co. 25 shs Merchants' National Bank. 60 shs N. Y. ft New Jersey Telephone Co. 8,000 Housatonlo RR, Co. 6 per oent. bonds. 5.GO0 N. Y., N. H. ft M. Rtt. Co. Deb. 4s. For sale by H. C. WARREN & CO., Bankers, 108 Orange street. The Mutual life Ins. Co. 6F NEW YORK. RICHARD A. McCURDY, President, JOHN W. NICHOLS, Gen'l Agent. Cash Assets, as por Connecticut standard. December 31, 1894, $184,935,690.80. The Largest Life Insurance Company in the World. THE MUTUAL LIFE! Is now Issuing a new contract guaranteeing Special Annual Income to the insured, which makes our present policies the best se curity for the protection of a family and the surest Income producing In vestmentbetter than any stock or bond. Any person wishing to know the terms on whlph these Investments are sold can get the rates by sending ad dress with AOS to SAMUEL D. HOWL AND, SPECIAL AGENT, J No. 49 Church Street. BANKERS AND BBOKKBS, No. 46 Broadway, New York, AND 15 Center Street, New Haven. Members N. T. Stock Exohange, Produce Ex. tuuiuSB ana uaioaso oara h xraae. C. B. BOLMKR, UanaserNew Haven Jiranoh. ABOlattesof Railway Btooks and Bonds alio Grain, Prorlslom and Votton, itoaglit and suit! on Cammlsslon, Connected by Private Wire with NewTork, Boston and Chioago. INVESTMENT SECURITIES A SPECIALTY, Stocks and Bonds for Sale. MshaN. Y.,N.H.H.HR.Oo. - CO shs United N ew Jersey RR. & Canal Co., guaranteed 10 per oent. by Fenn. RR. Co. 100 shs Rome, Watortown & Ogd ensburg- RR. 60 abt Beeob Creek RR., guar, t per oent. SO in Chioago Juno, ft Stock Yard. . 40 ifta Boston Eectrlo Light Oo. 20 shs New Raven Gas Light Co, (0 shs Swift ft Company. 10 ths Merchants' National bank. 12,NJ0 N. r., N.'H. ft H. RR. debenture 4'S, 11,000 Indianapolis Light Co; gold 8's. KIMBEBLY, SOOT & DAY. VERMILYE &COM Bankers and Brokers. a ' Dealers in Investment Securitias. 16 sad 18 NASSAU STREET, Prmnfi Xr wnitfilv U1UVU W IIU1LU1J N"-w "STorls. Olty. gatcrtaittrattxts. HYPERION THEATER. Xhi n Day Attraction. Special Holiday Matinee tt I p. m. Evening ' AUGUSTIN DALY'S Original Company, with Mr. HENRY I DIXEY, in "7-2C-r Sale of seats npnn. Friday. d M THE HYPERION. Tim Stoddard Lectures. lKa-Uth 8BASON-18M Returned from a SUMMER IN El'ROPB John L. Stoddard Will give the teriw of 5 Superbly Illustrated Lectures Which have bi-en artv-n before ENORMOUS AUOIENCEd In Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago and Huston, S TUESDAY EVENINGS, Jan. 8, 13,22, , Feb.. 1- PARIS 2- S W I TZERLAND. 3- ROME. 4- NORWAY, Land of tlx r Midnight Sun. 5- The PASSION PLAY Of Ob(rAminernau. TI1K WOKLD'8 MDT BHILLIAN'T C1TT I THE WORMCS MOST PAMOFS MTV I THE WOKI.I) S MOST OLOK10U3SCBNEBT I THE WOULD X MOST rtEMAKKAHLE DRAMA I All revealed by JOHN L. STODDARD'S Charming Descriptions and Vivid Illustrations. In this notable series Mr. Stoddard jrlres souvenirs of his trrt'atly-enjnyi'd days of Eu ropean trnvel, wlilcii wore crowned with ln torrat and adventure. And yielding to ro. quests wnloh huve been preferred year after year he reon'l alio porhajn the most absorb Inif seenm eT hlsllfe, when lu witnessed the simple yet soul-nwakenlnir drama performed hy the pcananM of Obor-Ammertfau. Mr. Slodilurd necoiint of tills wonderful play has been hoard by nearly ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND l'KOi'LE, Yet he has constant petitions to reproduce It. COURSE TICKET, oach with rnserved seat for the FIVE LECTURES, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, ' Aocordlnir to Location. The Salo of Course Tickets will open MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31. On account of thoarroat deman there will he sold NO HOKB THAN 10 TICKETS TO) ONE BUYER. BC RDITT & NORTH, Manairers. N, B. Oivlnit to other engagements there can be ONLY ONE COURSE IN NEW HAVEN I d21t Christmas Attraction. Monday Evening, and Special Holiday Mat!. nee anl Evening, Christmas Day, dan McCarthy IN THE PRIDE OF MAYO. Wednesday Matinee and Evening, THE EAMBLER FROM GLARE. LIZZIE AND VINIE DALY. Other great artiste also. ' Boors open from 1:3J to o:)J and 7 to 11. Admlaslon.lOoeuta. ' ... .: . ., ' 6H nrrv burglabyTfire, Ulrl FORGERIES, BY HIRING A SAFK IN. THE VAULT 0 Mercantile Safe Deposit Co. Annual rental of safe, from FIVE to SIXTY DOLLARS. Absolute Seourlty for Bonds, Stocks, Wills. Bullion, Plate, Jewelry, Precious Stones, and all evidences of values, Aooett to vault through the banking room of the MS. CHANICS' BANK, $ . ,ZCUUKJH,COB. GKNTER 8TRBET. Coupon rooms lor convenience of patrons All persons interested are cordially Invited to ntpeot the company's premises. Open front, la. m. to i p. m. Thomas R. Tkowbbidob, President, Olivers, Whim, Viee President, Chas. H. Thowbjudqk, Sec. and Trees. BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS Of any kind examined, and prompt reports thereon. Balance Sheets and Profit and Loss; Accounts prepared. F.W.SHILLITTO, Professional Aooountant, Boom 48, Houdley Kulldlng, 191y New Havtn- THE National Tradesmen's Bank, NEW HA YEN, CONN, Draws Bills of Exchange Alliance Bank (Limited), London, - mmnoiai sans or ireiana, uuoun, Union Rank at Scotland, - Credit Lyonnals, Paris, And on all the Principal CI ties of Europe, - Issues Orenlar XetteTS of Credit AvaUeMfj 'inrougnout jsurope. GEO. A. BUTLER, President WM.T. FIELDS, Csihlar. UO shares Peck, Stow ft Wlloox Co. ttook. . 8thsNaugatuokRR.Co.stock. v: '. 16 shs N. Y., N. H. ft Hartford RR. ttook.. s 60 shs U. S. Rubber Co. preferred ttoekv . . ?5 shs Boston Eleotiio Light Co, ttook, 86 shs Swift ft Co. Stock. t shs Morris ft Essex BR. stock. - ' $1,000 Norwalk Tramway Co. t p. o. bonds. $6,000 Lynn ft Boston BR. 5 per oent, bonds , 1 , For sale by The Chas. W. Scrantdn Co.i: 34 CENTER STREET. ' U0SELr'Sm:: AS added steam and plumbing to tHiil., mnnu An suite. : mmerelal men wUl nd the kwattoa tatM olaUy adapted to their s wauUr handy business autnot. bbth BVMoraunrv J. nit r.V",':