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KEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER nilTESD AY J)ECE3IBEE 20 1806
UNION LEAGUE GIVES BANQUET TO WOODRUFF (Continued from First Page.) elect Woodruff and themselves, but the Union League club, by their presence. Auld Lang Syne was then sung and the compuny broke up. 'The list of those present is as fol lows: F. L. Averill, Max Adler, George A. Ailing, W. J. Atwater, Edward I. At water, M. J. Adams, W. M. Anthony, F. M. Adler, F. H. Benton, Ward Bail ey, L. F. Burpee, C. L. Banks, William K. Brown, S. R, Benjamin, F. C. Boyd, Harry T. Beers, H. H. Bates, F. C. Bushnell, Charles T. Brooker, Kobert A- Brown, L. Wheeler Beecher, S. P. Butler, Edward W. Beach, Thomas D. Bradstreet, I. W. Birdseye, Andrew R. Bradley, George A. Beers, L. Bostwick, Charles W. Birely, George T. Bradley, Frederick A. Betts, A. J. Brooks, Theo dore Bodenwein, F. H. Curtiss, Alexan der Cumming, Edward M. Clark, M. E. Chatfleld, Charles M, Clark, F. A. Cor bln, LeGrand Cannon, H. F. Chase, A. D. Coffin, J. M. Crompton, Eli Whitney, S: L. H. Ward, W. S. Wells, Charles M. Walker, George H. Woodruff, W. M, Wellman, H. A. Warner, Howard C. Webb, E. H. Weaver, J. Rice Winchell, George D. Watrous, F. A. Wallace, H. C. Warren, Frank B. Walker, F. C. Woodruff, Major D. A. Blakeslee. W. Sidney Downes, W. H. Douglass, George H. Dayton, Arthur M. Dickin son, W. R. Demarest, L. H. English, R. A. France, S. A. Flight, George H. Ford, S. X Fox, F. B. Farnsworth, W. H. Gowdy, J. P. Goodhart, Edwin S. Greeley, Andrew F. Gates, Walter S. Garde, G. E. Hodson, Thomas Hamil ton, J. H. Hopson, Abner Hendee, C.( A. Harrison, George M. Hallenbeck, S. S.' Hawley, James A. Howarth, F. W. Hodge, F. C. Howe, N. W. Kendall, F. B. Kennedy, Luzerne Ludington, Wil son H. Lee, Samuel Lloyd, George W. Lewis, Charles S. Leete, Robert E. Manross, George B. Martin, E. F. Mansfield, John T. Manson, J. R. Ma son, W. H. Moseley, A. McC.Mathew 6on, Leslie Moulthrop, Theodore H. Macdonald, W. B. McCarthy, Ell Mix, Charles W. Murdock, Henry G. New ton, Charles H. Nichols, Frederick H. Page, Samuel K. Page, Allan W. Paige, W. F. Porter, Reuben B. Pearce, F. L. Perry, George G. Powning, H. H. Peck, Samuel H. Read, John R. Rembert, A. H. Ryder, E. P. Root, Michael Sonnen iberg, John P. Studley, C. W. Scranton. O. M. Shepard, Henry C. Sherwood, E. E. Stevens, Levi T. Snow, Lucien San derson, David Steele, Herbert Smith, W. R. Shaffer, S. Fred Strong, Richard H." ' Tyner, Julius Twiss, Alexander Troup, jr., C. E. Thompson, J. E. Todd, John B. Tower and A. L. Under wood. FIllEWOliKS SHOP. tXMOSJON. One Italian Burned to Death, Another 1 W!H Die. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 19. By the ex plosion of dynamite in the fireworks factory of Joseph Carbo and John Niva, Italians, to-night, one fireman was burned fatally, an assistant fire chief and another fireman were seriously and probably fatally burned. The propri etors -were painfully burned, and. a boy was struck in the face by flying debris and severely hurt. , Carbo and Niva were counting 'tor pedoes they had manufactured. One torpedo dropped and caused the explo sion of the rest. 1st page. ?ffl m ?fnffl ffl offl L'Ll ijSlAl t.U " JiAl LUUAU. Inerense Yard Employes Wngea or Strike. New York, Dec. 18. James Murdoch, fourth vice president of the Brother hood of Railway Trainmen, to-night is sued an ultimatum to all of the rail roads centering at .New York, with the exception of the New York Central and the New Haven roads, that unless the yard employes are granted an increase lot wages of five cents an hour by next Saturday they will -be withdrawn from the service of the roads. About 3,000 men are affected. College Chess Tournament Opens To il !".y. v New York, Dec. 19. With nine of the .fourteen annual inter-collegiate chess tournaments already to her cred it, Harvard will to-morrow in this city defend her premier position in the col lege chess world. The men from Cam bridge will be pitted against their strongest rivals, Columbia's players, in the opening match. At the same time Yale will engage Princeton on the other four boards. Play will continue Friday and Saturday. Harvard won the championship in the sir years from 1894 to 1899 inclusive, and in the three years from 1903 to 1905. Columbia won In 1892, 1893, 1900, and 1902. Yale won In 1S0L Boston Ice Price to Drop, Boston, Dec. 19. The Boston Ice com pany announced to-day that the price of ice will be reduced on January 1. The price will b twenty-five cents a hundred pounds for quantities from 100 to 200 pounds, 20 cents for 200 to 500 pounds, and 17 1-2 cents for 500 to 2, 000 pounds. BRAGG AND THE BISHOP. The Confederate Commander Was Confirmed on Eve of Battle. Thousands of Southerners remember the Rev. Dr. Charles Todd Quintard, Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, and General Braxton Bragg, commanding the Confederate forces in Kentucky and Tennessee. While the Bishop was an open book, whose pages all might read, only one man was ever known to penetrate the shield of dignified auster ity which the general raised between himself and the world, and that man was the Bishop himself. It was just before the battle on that bloodly field known both as Murfrees boro and Stone's River, and the Con federate army in and about Murfrees boro. Term., 'was gradually thawing out of winter cuarters. The Bishop was exerting hiself to the utmost for the spiritual welfare of the army, and his united Bible and confirmation class was growing into the hundreds. Men from every regiment were preparing them selves for confirmation and the com munion that was to follow, and in the great class no rank was knov n, though every grade was represented there, from the private to the general offi cer. Confirmation Sunday was also the Sunday before the great battle, and the Bishop, pondering the possibilities of bringing yet others into the class be fore that day suddenly realized that he had never spoken a word to General Bragg about his soul. And yet to ask such a question of this man, of whom all ranks stood in awe, was no easy matter. In the solitude of his own quarters Bishop Quintard nerved him self for the toughest task of his cler ical experience, and when he believed that his courage was screwed to the sticking place he hastened to headquar ters. Never before had headquarters seem ed in such a hustle of hurrying aids, hastening couriers, and officers impart ing information, receiving orders or awaiting consultation with the chief. Certainly it seemed that no hour could have been more ill-chosen for a priest ly mission, but the Bishop stubbornly refused his legs permission to bear him away no matter how ardently they de sired. "And I never felt so much like' run ning away in all my life as when 1 stood before the general," said the Bishop Quintard, on the one or two oc casions when he told me the story, "I have knelt by the dying when bullets sung and shells shrieked, and felt no fear, for my every thought was with the poor fellows and their last pitiful messages to loved ones; but that grim countenance, with stern, cold eyes, held me under a spell. I was speechless. "Well, sir!" the general flung at me, curtly, 'what can I do for you? Kindly be quick. My time is valuable, sir!" He was standing and made no mo tion toward seating himself or me. Sec retaries were busily transcribing his dictations, and their pens seemed as though ploughing across my brain. Two aids stood near me, one travel splashed, as though just arrived; the other evi dently awaiting orders to depart. I could not upen upon my subject amid such surroundings of haste and battle and bloodshed.and .with each member of the little gathering frowning at me as though anything but blesing for me for my inopportune interference. " 'Well, sir! Well, sir!" exclaimed the general impatiently. 'I have much to do, and you will oblige me by stating your errand at once!" "It was too late to retreat, and so I managed to blurt out a request for a private interview. The general stared as though dumfounded by my audacity and the others as though they could scarce credit their own ears. I antici pated no less than a curt dismissal, but, as much to the surprise of the of ficers as myself, he hesitated. "A private interview?' he asked, with decided astonishment in his voice. Would you mind indicating Its objects sir?', " 'I very much prefer not to do that, general,' I replied. 'And it is, to me, so urgent that I beg you not to refuse. When I have named the subject, you 'may cut me as rshort as you like.' "Again he hesitated; then, turning to the others, requested them to await his summons in the ante-room. In viting me to a chair and seating him self, he again asked me to name my mission. I had mapped out a tactful plan for my delicate task, but ttiis was now gone from my head, and I blurted out with I know not to this day what exhortation, save that I called to h'us mind how all his men looked to him as the head and front, whether in victory or defeat, and how he seemed not to look at all to the One wls- holds us all in the hollow of His hand, and I begged him, finally, to he present and receive the communion with his soldiers next Sunday. I don't know what he thought I was golnff to s?ay, but certainly it was not what I did say. "He sat as though petrified, and at first I feared my precliltancy had offended him. Then my heart leaped and sung, for I saw great tears pour ing down those bronzed clicks. He sank his face in his hands, and with quivering voice cried: " 'Oh, Quintard! How often how often have I felt all this in my self made solitude, and have been eager to respond to the word that no man has seen fit to speak before! But I cannot, join in the communion, f.r I have never been confirmed.' "Have you been beptized?" I asked. " I am not sure, even of that.' he re.olied. "The hour's talk that followed, while the outer chamber filled with impatient men, will ever remain one of my sweetest memories, and in the softened, earnest truthseeker before me no one would have recognized the iBragg of war and carnage. His bap tism took 'place at once, and pri vately, but .on the great Sunday the general stood out in public with the soldier claps, and in the midst of his army, and with privates on each side he was confirmed, and publicly re ceived the bread and wine of the holy communion." New York Tribune. BRICK COURT. The London House Where Oliver Gold smith Died. Few buildings link the London of the present day with so many of the litera ry characters of the London of the past as does the house at No. 2 Brick Court, Middle Temple. The dominant memory which clings around it is that perpetuated by a handsome tablet which has now been placed on its front elevation bearing the words: "In these chambers died Oliver Goldsmith on the 4th of April, 1774," and a medal lion of the poet. Goldsmith's, however, was seldom a lonely figure, and he gathered around him at Brick Court all the wit of the metropolis of his day. In 1763, on the strength of the success of "The Good Matured Man," and the fact that he was making some five hundred pounds a year, "Goldie" expended four hun dred pounds on chambers "up two-pair right," and fitted them with showy car pets, gilt mirrors and furniture extrav agantly upholstered in blue velvet. Thus equipped, he embarked on a course of expenditure in which fine clothes for himself, grand dinners to a literary coterie and pretty trifles for venal beautes all bore costly parts. Johnson, Dr. ArnP. Percy Reynolds, Francis and Bickerstaff wire among the frequent visitors at No. 2 Brick Court, but their arrival was not the Christmas Problems Find quick and satisfactory solution here whenever the question is what to buy for a present to a man. A gift with the name of this house on it adds value and appreciation and makes it most welcome to the male recipient. It's economy to trade here, too view it from any point you choose price, style, selection or reliability, i Ladies Choose From This List: Bath Robes 53.08 to ms.OO Smoking Jackets 5.00 to 12.00 Toilet Sets .08 to 20.00 Collar Boxes ......... ,s to 4.93 Dress Suit Cases 5.00 to 25.00 Silk Hat Boxes 3.08 to 12.50 Umbrellas ',. 08 to 10.00 Canes r0 to 7,00 Suspenders 29 to 3.00 Hosiery .15 to 8.50 Cuff Links 50 to 7.00 Scarf Pins OS to 4.O8 Silk Mufflers 08 to 4.9s Suits 1S.00 to 45.00 Overcoats 18.00 to 00.00 Don't worry yourself Into gray hair tliinklnu: wliut to sire lilni. but select from tkls list. HOLIDAY GOODS ARE PACK ED IN NEAT WHITE BOXES ALL VOL HAVE TO DO IS TO ASK. 10 CHAMOIS. Goods Exi'hnngiMl or Money Refunded After ( Liisl 11111.1. Two JT. Y. Stores 39-41 Cortlandt st. 183 Broadway. cause of 60 much concern to Gold smith's co-tenants as that of some oth er of the poet's guests. It was the lit tle supper parties to Goldsmith's young friends of both sexeo that drew from the studious Blackstone, hard at work on his famous "Commentaries" in the rooms below "Goldie's," the bitterest protests against the racket of his "re velling neighbor." Both "The Traveller" and "The Vicar of Wakefield" wore published soon af ter Goldsmith moved into Brick Court, but the income they brought him was Insufficient to withstand the drain made on his resources by his extrava gance, his generosity and his taste for gambling. Owing two thousand pounds, unable to obtain further advances from his booksellers, and seeing no way out of his embarrassments, Goldsmith broke "lown In spirits and in health. He had to leave those windows from which be used to watch the ranks In the grove, which once stood where now is Kim Court, and, as he wrote, "often amused himself with observing their plan of policy." Goldsmith returned thither, nevertheless, to die, and, though he was carried to his last rest ing place through rows of weeping wo men, the Benchers of the Temple ap pear to have valued him so little that the very place of his burial ha3 been allowed to become forgotten. For that neglect the new tablet comes as tardy but welcome reparation. London Tri bune. ENGLISH HUNTING SEASON. Antagonism Between iMen Who Follow Foxes and Those Who Shoot Birds. "Shootln', huntln' and racin' " remain to-day as they have for ages, the main source of occupation and amusement of thousands of Englishmen who have the worldly means to gratify their wishes in this expensive manner. The huntin' men are just now in op position to the shootln' men, for where there is a hunt country the foxes are held in high favor, almost like the sa cred bull in India, and the shootln' man's pheasants suffer in proportion. Hence there is constant strife between the secretaries of the various hunts and the men who preserve game. The House of Commons has just been en gaged in an interesting discussion on the question of compensation for far mers for damages to their crops by game and the high law officers of the Crown find it difficult to state exactly what it means by the word. They have promised to bring forward a definition of the term so that there shall be no further confusion. In the meantime there Is no reduction in the cost of giving full play to one's predi lections in the sporting line. There are no . dollar licenses in this country, which enable any man or boy to go " forth, armed with a cheap gun, to slay pheasants, partridges, hares and rab bits at will. Britain has not yet reached that democratic stage. Noth- ing has bowed the knee more reluctant ly to the sprit of the times than the I game laws of this country. I It is not so many years since Paiia ment took the prohibition off the shoot ing of "vermin," which includes rab bits, at the hands of low born people. MSSMM Gloves fo.50 to 8.48 Handkerchiefs , .15 to 2.00 Shirts OS to 3.50 Neckwear 50 to 1.48 Underwear 50 to 3.50 Waistcoats 1.08 to 5.08 Sweaters 2.0S to 4.08 Rain Conts 10.00 to 30.00 Soft and Stiff Hats... 1.00 to 4.00 Opera Hats 5.T5 to 7.50 Silk Hats 4.75 to 6.00 Shoes 3.05 to 4.05 Slippers 1.00 to 3.00 Dress Suits 3B.00 to 65.00 Tuxedo Suits 32.00 to 45.00 EXGBAVIXG t ITMimELLA HANDLES, StJS- J PENDER IHCKLES una STICK j LING SILVER THINGS IS FREE. I Goods Exi'hnneed or Money Refunded After (Tirlstmus. 854 Chapel Street. One had to be able to trace one's an cestry far beyond!, the middle ages to receive permissioneven to carry a jpn. Even now the p.ior man Is debarred by reason of the expense. Anybody may procure a license, but It costs three pounds and after that, suppose he has provided himself with a gun, he must find a place where it. may be, let off. Everything is preserved. There are no "open spaces" fur shooters. Farmers become tenants for the great landlords on condition that they give up the shooting rights over their farms, the game being kept for the exclusive use of the landlord, who eith er shoots the game himself or lets it to some one else. If the farmer happens to (bo ploughing his fields while the shooting party is abroad he finds him self obliged to unhitch his horses or get out of the way so as not to Interfere with the sport by driving the birds away. The game laws are kept with strictness that would do credit to the military system of Germany, and yet there are more poachers In England than In any other country In the world. I was out with a party last week, and owing to the indifference of our dogs we lost half a dozen wounded pheasants in the ' course of the day. They ran into thick hedges where the dogs would not go, and so it was deci ded to wait until the morning, when, with fresh and better dogs, we could recover the lost birds. The keepers Merry Christmas Those desirous of obtaining Christmas Presents at a low figure, beautiful in design and of the VERY BEST MAKE;) will call at this store. Here can be lound Cut lery of all kinds, including the most attractive Carving Sets made, Pocket Knives of every description, Manicure Sets, Skates and everything to make an acceptable Christ mas Gift Do not fail to see the Genuine Indian Moccasins, made by real Indians, and which will be admired for their great beauty and value. Also a first-class line of the best Victor and Edison Machines and Records. The Visitors made welcome. "HI MASTER' 8 VOICE" !3 If it's for a man you'll find something In our store thnt will pleuse liim even r.t n small outlay. HOLIDAY GOODS ARE PAOK- ED IN NEAT WHITE liOXKS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO ASK. NO CHARGE. Two JT. y, storesU- 1 S3 Broadway. . 39-41 Cortlandt St. went out early the next morning, but the poachers with their excellently trained dogs had been ahead of them, and all that was found in the vicinity of the hedges was a series of fresh hob ntiiled foot prints. The king Is at present shooting over his own preserves at Sandringham, whero he Is cntertainng a distinguished party. The daily bags of game are something prodigious and both the king and the Prince of Wales, who are excellent shots, carry a large number of birds to their credit. The Prince of Wales In particular is a magnificent shot. He has often been known to have three and even four dead birds in the air at one and the same time, which means four successful shots,' with two guns, all In the space of time it would take to tell it. The ordinary shot who manages to get off a right and left with one gun boasts of his achievement for days. There are a number nf men In Flnir- I land who manage this circuslike per- lurnutnce 01 Killing tnree to four iblrds with one change of guns. Lord Des borough, better known as Mr. Willie Grenfel; Earl de Grey, Aubrey Lowe and Prince Victor Dhuleep Singh, the latter the son of the former owner of the Kohlnoor diamond, are all expert shots who could give Buffalo Bill points in the art of shooting. Earl de Grey never lets off his gun at a bird unless he is absolutely certain of killing It. at the Gun Store Gun Store, JOHN E. BflSSETT. Prop. 5 Church Sireet. Allan is kipii W BY THE He Is never known to wound a pheas ant or a partridge. 'His game falls dead, shot through the head with al most uncanny precision. The King goes over his shotting ground mounted on a white pony, and he freauently shoots frbm .the saddle. When he goes to visit .reople who are selected by him for the honor of a visit he is always provided with a pony, or at leaist a trap, for since his recent accident he finds it difficult to stand in open position very long. Town and Country. DFJAD LEGALLLY. BUT " STILL ALIVE'. Startling evidence of the improved conditions at the Steilacom for the insane under the reforms Instituted by Governor Mead is at hand,. Under the new management dead men are being cured of their mental disorders and are being discharged from' custody ; clothed In their right minds vears af ter they have been certified as having passed to1 the Great Bevdnd. County Clerk Cae was notified re cently in the regular manner that Abraham Burch and John Fay, both committed to the asylum from King County, had ben discharged from the asylum on . October 5 as cured. The report seating, that' the men needed no further confinement was signed by Arthur P. Calhoun, as superintendent of the Western Washington Hospital for the Insane. The publication of the official news that both men are alive and sound mentally will come as a surprise to their former friends. For more than four years Abraham Burch has been mourned as dead. The records In the clerk's office show that wore than eight years ago John Fay breathed his last In the asylum. Tuberculosis was Kiven as the caur-e of death.' The first man in King county to learn j that the two former citizens of King I county were alive and again In posses- j slon of their mental faculties was Dep- ' uty County Clerk J. A. Slgurdson. He made the startling discovery in the or dinary performance of his duties In the county cerk's office. After he had read the legal notice addressed to County Clerk Case stating that Abraham Burch, who was admitted to the asy lum from King county on June 2, 1896, had been discharged as cured on Octo ber 2, 1906, by Superintendent Cal houn, he entered it on the page of the Insanity records given up to Burch's cas. The last entry he found in the record was a notice of death.' An examina tion of the papers tn file concerning Burch showed that on June' 25, 1902, the county clerk had reecived from the su perintendent of the asylum a notice of his death. The notice was signed by C. M. Parks as superlntenient, and stated) that Abraham BUrch, who had been admitted to the asylum on June 2, 1896, had departed this life in the asy lum en June 24, 1902. The cause of , death was given as dementia. j The certificate that conveyed the news of Burch's death to the county clerk and to his friends was made out. on the usual printed form used for the purpose. The same form of certificate was used by Superintendent Calhoun in announcing that Burch is now alive ani well. j The certificate showing that John Fay had been discharged by Superin tendent Cahoun as cured came as an equal surprise. On. February 23, 1899, F. D. Goddard, then superintendent of . the asyum, and -the attendant physi cian, D. M. Angus, certified to the county clerk that tuberculosis had claimed John Fay as one 6f its vlc-.j tims on 'May 15, 1S9S. The death notice set out that John Fay, who- had sue- j cumbed to tuberculosis, had been com- j mltted to the asylum on December 16, J 1S9S. The John Fay whom Superinten dent Calhoun set at large on October 5, ' 1906, also, according to the certificate, was committed on December 16, 1896. John Fay and Abraham Burch are the only two men that the records of the superior court show to have risen from the grave after death under the management of Superintendent Cal- . noun. Seattle Times. j ANTELOPE HERDS IN COLORADO. Railroad men running into Denver on the prairie lines from the East say that antelope are becoming so plenti ful in the vicinity of Fort Morgan, Wray. Brush and Arkon that UerUs of GAUDY he sends tell y.m 1 n f Known the world over PUMT fUALITY&FLAYOR Sold a tour Stores &by Sales Agents Everywhere. TmmtiBEwmmmm GinmOLDandWlMG. from 30 to 50 are no uncommon sight, any many of them have become i; tame that they race the railroad tracks for miles. . The law against the killing of ante lope contains a clause allowing their being hunted from October 15 , to October. ,25 in 1907,; for the first time , in several years. During the past few years the antelope have been increasing rapidly. They fre quent' the neighborhood of the smaller towns and many families in Fort Mor gan have captured young antelope and raised them as pete. They have also Increased In the South, Middle nndi North parks, although they frequent the prairies more 'than the mountains. It is said that the cactus covered plains in the counties ' in the eastern part of Colorado furnish the 1 best adapted place in the country for the rearing of the young of the antelope. The young are usually born in a hol low, tscooped out of the sand' by the mother, in the midst of a thicket of cactus. In this way the baby antelope aro safe from the depredations of prairie wolves and coyotes, who are not able to penetrate the cactus thick et, while the mother can jump over the hedge 1 without injuring herself. The coyotes are only feared by the young antelope, the older animals being able to protect themselves. An agitation Is now spreading among uportsmen to have the short open sea son for antelope provided for next .year permanent for a week each year. They claim the animals have increased so In the past few years that no injurp will bo done in a short open season. Tha season for quail, however, which will ', also open in 1907, will probably be abolished by the coming Legislature. 1 Denver Republican. ! Christmas , j Things Ii For Men and Boys. ! Sui s, Overcoats, Trousers, Hats, Caps, I Toques, Sweaters, ! Cardigan Jackets, j Muttlers, House Coats, ! Ba hR.obes, Night Robes, i Underwear, Cloves, Shirts, Neckwear, I Handkerchiefs, j Arm Bands, Rain Coats, I Suit Cses, j or any of the many other j artic es. necessary for a I man's wardrobs.