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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1907. ii t i 11 Bowling, Polo, Horse Racing, Swimming, Athletics. INDEPENDENTS WIN Great Crowd Witnesses Defeat of Watt's Algonquin Five, Lose all other matches And $50 $250 Deposited in Journal Courier Safe for Return ' Match. ven by losing the first two lost the series by S9 pins. In the second game Smith got Ave straight strikes, but then fell down, losing his eye for the rest of the match. The scores: Independents. Jans wick 202 182-384 Huber ' '. 209 171-385 411 3SS 763 Algonquins. Smith 233 219-452 Shiman 184 172356 417 391 808 NEW BRITAIN WINS Bank Wreckers Chasing Hart ford Close for Leadership of League. ' The New Haven Independents defeat ed Jimmie Wait's Algonquins of New York In their championship match at Hermann's Tuxedo alleys last evening before the largest crowd that ever wit nessed a bowling match in this city. The local bowlers rolled 123 pins better than the visiting New Yorkers, Jans wick carrying the honors with a score of 609; Although winning this, the 'big match of the evening, Huber's men fell down in the last three, the three men, the two men and the Individual inatch, thus losing $50 of the . stake money-. The rolling of Jimmie Smith, the New York champion, was directly Responsible for the. Independents de- feat In the three matches. Before the games were rolled, Jlm tnle Watt and Hermann put up $150, which with the forfeit money of $100 for last night's match, was given to the Journal-Courier's sporting editor end then deposited In the Journal Courier's safe. This $250 Is for a for feit for the return matches which are to be rolled in New York, $100 for the five-men match and $50 for each of the other three. After placing the money the alleys Were cleared and after a hort practice the bowling began. FIVE MEN MATCH. In the premier match and most Im portant, the five-men match between the two teams which claim the cham pionship of the country, the New Ha veners last the first game by 78 pins, but by splendid finishes In the second and final game they captured these two games and the series. .In total pins the Independents rolled 122 more than the Algonquins. The crowd -went frantic when Huber's team pulled out the trump card in the final game and took the biggest prize of the evening, JIM. . . The teams were even up to the third game, the deciding one. The Al fconquins had pulled out a victory in the first, but the Independents came back hard In the second, and evened up matters. In the third game Jans 'wlck carried his team to victory, roll- , ing a high score of 223. Huber was there with the goods and handed out ; score or 202. . For the Algonquins Jimmie Smith easily carried the hon ors. On him they depended, but they did not calculate that Janswlck would be able to hold out. . Arthur proved himself a creditable independent. However, and by getting a strike after a spare In the tenth frame pulled out a victory by seven pins. Huber got a strike In the tenth, but missed on the next shot. A feature of the game was the striking of Rlddell, Janswlck, Hu ber and Weber In succession. Collett knocked down all but one of the pins. If he had got the ten It would have been a clear .frame. ' The scores; V 'Independents. -Hidden 155 172 Jans wiek .192 194 Huber 169 '' -Weber ... 135 INDIVIDUAL MATCH. In the final match, the individual, everyone expected that Jimmie Watt would roll the man picked from the Independents, but he had cold feet and was represented by Jimmie Smith, the champion roller of New York and whom no man in New Haven can beat. Watt, on account of losing the big match, didn't want to take any chances of losing the individual match. Col lett had been anticipating a match with the self-bowled Watt, but he received a severe blow. "Jimmie'' wouldn't trust himself for the $50 which was up and therefore stepped aside for the great and only. Smith had a picnic with George Collett and easily took three games straight. Bet ting on these games which were for threa out of five was 20 to 14 on Smith. They were not taken up though, how ever. One gentleman from New York had any amount of money to bet that Smith would win the first two out of three, but he had to take a back seat, getting no takers. The only money bet in this match was on strikes. Oui friend from Missouri with his horn, was a victor at this game. He took ah kinds of money from ten cents to a dollar and finished ahead of the game by thirty cents. Smith rolled prettily in the. first match and could easily have stalled during the last three games, but he didn't. It was a joke, a great big"-j.ke, so h thought. Huber and Collett were the victims of the joke. Huber because, he expected to have Collett roll Jlmniie Watt, and Collett because lie wag up against a man who could roll as he desired, and when he desired. Smith's total in the game was 225, forty-six pins better than George. George had a night off and couldn't make them fall m unison, in tne second game or tno series, Smith got two splits in iucces slon. This drew out a few balls from a few of New Haven's reckless ones, but not enough to make the town tight. Then Smith came back with nearly a clean sweep of strikes, totaling 245. This was remarkable rolling. Durg this game he rolled hi3 best, and It was that bowling which Is not seen every day, even at the Tuj.edo alleys. Smith loafed during the third game, urging Collet on. They fought neck and neck until the eighth frame, when Smith began his onslaught of strikes again. Collett lost the game by but nine pins.. It will be remembered that this pa per published the scores of a series of games between Jimmie Smith and Johnnie Voorhtes for the championship of Greater Ne"w lYork. Smith lost all but one of these games. ' , , The scores ot the Individual match follow: Collett ... 179 182 182546 Smith ............. 225 : 245 191661 BRIDGEPORT GETS A GAME t Waterbury Held Down to the Bottom of the Ladder by the Work of the Tark City TCaycrs. Saunders 8Duggan 3 Holderness .... SlOlle. 2 Griffith (Hurtis 2 O'Brien BlVullen 2 O'Hara 6 Cusick , 1 Coggeshall 61 Lincoln 1 Cameron 5McCarthy 1 Coal Tetods' Averages. Stopped Missed P.C. Sutherland 1239 148 .893 Mtchell 1025 126 .890 Cusick 572 81 .879 Sutton 679 95 .877 Heffernan 1040 148 .867 Mullen 880 139 .863 Tibbitts 924 149 .861 New Britain, Dec. 23. New , Britain defeated Providence at polo to-night, 4 to 2... Mitchell's goal tending for New Britain was sensational, and Tibbitts of Providence from his cage directed the play of his team. The lineup: New Britain. Position. Providence. Schiffer 1 Curtis First rush. Warner McGUvray Second rush. Jean Doherty Center. f Toner O'Brien Halfback. Mitchell Tibbitts . Goal. Score, New Britain 4, Providence 2; stops, Mitchell 31, Tibbitts 40; rushes, Schiffer 7, Curtis 2; goals, Warner, Do herty; referee, Doherty; timer, McDer-mott. GEE WHIZ WINNER i 11 1 ' Eight-to-One Shot Takes First Event of the Second Fort night's Races. JOCKEY IS SUSPENDED Grace Larsen Takes Mile .Eighth in the Time Two Minutes. and of SCHOOL BOYS PLAY First Round of Basketball Tour nament Played at the Y. M. C. A. DUNN TO HEAD SLEDTH BUREAU (Continued from First Fujre.) GAMES HOTLY CONTESTED Winchester Wins Close Contest from Webster Results and Schedule for To-day. HARTFORD TO-NIGHT National League Leaders to Tackle Bone's Strong Aggregation. RECORDS OF POLO PLAYERS Hart SUll the Premier Artist in Goal Making Lincoln Is the Best Rusher. .RATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. Hartford Now Britain New Haven . Bridgeport . . Pawtuoket . . Providence . . Waterbury . . W. 21 20 16 14 NKW HAVEN DEFEATED. Collett 181 189 228 198 174 501 223 609 202- 660 179- 643 158 637 6mlth .. Parker . NVyman Watt .,. 832 Algonquins. 169 167 ,.210 .103 981 936-2849 Shiman 201 206 172 159 164 177 224 689 181 520 170 539 188 635 166 644 925 878 9292727 Elizabeth Inter-slate Bowling Team wins by Narrow Margin. (Special' to the Journal-Courier.) Elisabeth, N. J., Dec. 23. The Eliza beth Interstate bowling team .defeated the , New, Haven team here to-night by a score of 2637 to 2605. The first two strings were taken fey Elisabeth and the last string was won by New Haven with a margin of 19. The scores;; Elizabeth. Nolte .-. 166 195 171 Spittlehouse 167 162 203 Maloney 190 168 164 Guthman 169 146 138 Clauss 183 221 188 875 892 8702637 New Haven. Moeller 145 161 176 Miller 149 J64 173 McAulllff 193 168 178 ' . Shipper 175 181 192 Johnson 190 190 1T2 852 . 864 889 2605 CITY LEAGUE RESULTS. - , THREE MEN MATCH. Jimmie Watt and his four other Al gonquins went aside, paid their debts and wept. Then after drying away their tears they, returned to the field of battle. Janswickv Weber and Col lett were picked to roll Smith, Watt and Sheman In the three men mateh. Betting on this match as in the five men match was heavy. Twenty dollar tills and ten dollar bills were floating around the alley looking for and get ting takers. One lone man with $10.50 in his pocket and a tin horn in his hand bet $2 that Collett would beat out his man in the second game. Sheman who was picked to rub George in his serlis- got five strikes ' in succession, easily losing our. friends new $2 bill. In the first game' Janswick beat out Jimmie Smith by sixteen pins. Weber fell away behind Watt and George Col lett received six pins minus Sheman'e score, the Algonquins taking the game by nineteen pins. In the second game also won by the Algonquins, Weber was the only man on the New Haven team to beat out his partner on the lAlgonqutns. Sheman rolled high with 22?. The scores: Independents. Janswick 207 197 404 i -veber 188 ISO 368 Collett 1" 179 351 Two Series Go to Sterlings and West' villes in Surfeits. The Sterling team won three games rrom tne special by forfeit, and the. Westvllle five took three from the Academies for failure to show up. The two teams rolled a match game for averages, the Westvllle five takyig all of the games. Wooster and Cox were the Individual stars for their teams. Westvllle. vya 175 170 168- 613 Douglas 140 116 154 410 Wooster 186 204 172 562 Nelson 132 154 155 441 oue 177 144 166- 487 . 810 788 815 2413 Sterling. COX 193 178 IRS RS9 Koch 117 171 151- 439 Nuhn Jfi7 12S -50 445 Brown 153 134 140 427 Lockhart 135 120 161 416 765 731 790 ; E2S6 ... 13 ... 1 L. . 10 10 13 15 IS 20 20 P.C. .679 .667 .552 .483 .449 .333 .333 New Orleans, Dec. 23. The. second fortnight of racing under the auspices Of the City Park Jockey club began to day.. Jockey Delaby was suspended for two weeks for unsatisfactory riding. First race. 6 1-2 furlongs Gee Whiz, 103. Molesworth, 8 to 1, won; Himalaya, 106, Brussel, 8 to 1, second; Alsatian, 106, McDaniel, 7 to 2, third. Time 1:10 3-5. Second, seven furlongs; selling Hlg glnbotham, 97, Sumter, 3- to 5, won: Javanese. 106 1-2. Baker, 16 to 6, "Sec ond; Abington, 103, Brandt, 100 to 1, third. Time 1:31. Third, 5 1-2 furlongs Lens, 106, Notter, 8 to 5, won; Almuller, 103, Minder, 6 to 5, second) Artful Dodger, 102, McDaniel, 30 to 1, third. Timn 1:09 8-5. Fourth, seven furlongs Jacriiro, 113, Notter, 2 to 5, won; Faust, 107, Brus sels to 1. second; Jack Dolan, 112, Dow, 50 to 1, third.. Time. ,1:30 2-5. Fifth, mile and a sixteenth, selling Rio Grande, 9S, Brussel, 9 to 5, won; Mortiboy, 106, McDaniel, 3 to 1, sec ond; Approbation, 101, Delaby, 4 to 1, third. Time, 1:61 4-5. Sixth, mile and an eighth, selling: Grace Larsen, 101, TJotter, 9 to 2, won; Katlis Powers, 97, Glasner, 15 to 1, sec ond: Charlie Thompson, 102 1-2, Mc Daniel. 7 to 1, third. .Time, 2:0D 3-5. 5m- t I n Drives tor tne uage The National league leaders, Hart- fnrrt nr. dna nt th OlllnnlDlac rink to night.' Bone's aggregation lost to the Capitol City men Baturnay nignt anu they , are due for revenge to-night. BRIDGEPORT TAKES ONE. Smith Watt Shiman 561 558 1123 Algonquins. .......... 191 217 178 686 592 1178 209 400 157 374 226 404 , TWO MEN MATCH. ' I Utter a few minutes' rest the part- rners were picked for the two-men . mateh. Janwick and Huber were ; matched against Jimmie Smith and ' Shiman. of the Algonquins. Smith was ; in splendid form and struck the 233 mark in the first game, beating out i Janswick by 31 pins. Huber stung Shiman by 27, the Algonquins winning by but six pins. The second game was, however, not as close. Huber beat his Vnan by four pins, but again Janswictc1 Sutton 2S, Cusf Waterbury Let Down With 5 to 2 Score. Bridgeport, Dec. 23. Bridgeport won from Waterbury to-night, 5 to 2, in a game that was full of excitement. Wa terbury started rough tactics and the home team showed a disposition, to meet them about three quarters' way. As a result there were times during the game when the crowd was on Its feet yelling for gore. No blood was spilled, however, and only four fouls were called, two on each side. The home rushers outplayed and outclassed Daly and Murray and carried off' the honors. The lineup: Bridgeport. Position. Waterbury. Jason, Duggan Daly First rush. Murphy Murray Second rush. Griffith Fahey Center. Woods Holderness Halfback. Sutton Cusick Goal. Score, Bridgeport 5, Waterbury 2; rushes, Jason 7, Daly 1, tie 1; stops, 30; fouls, Woods 2, TTw Haven got away wit' han even break last week. They had a bad start and a bad finish. Tuesday night they fell prey to Jean's New Britain Bank Wreckers, while Thursday and Friday nights Bone's five took a dou ble victory from Waterbury, Saturday night Bone was not In form.owlng to the rough game Friday, ami New Ha ven, handicapped, was unable to de feat the leaders. Farrell and McCar thy have been dong Bplended work for the locals.' Saunders was ever on his job, and has been working hard ever since the opening of the season. George Bone has proved nimseir one 01 tne fastest If not the fastest rush in the league. Mulen's record In the goal Is not to be bragged about. He works hard, but like Tlbbetts Is asleep during some critical times,' ' To-night Hartford, the leaders of the National league, will visit the Quinnl plao ripk. New Haven met defeat at their lvanas Saturday nignt, ana tnev will fight hard to get revenge this evening. To-morrow the locals will play two games. In the afternoon at 3 o'cKick Waterbury will seek New Haven's scalp at the Qulnnlpiao rink, while in the evening the Elm City quintet will sail Into Bridgeport. Fri day night New Britain will be our wel comed guests, and thwy are due for a trouncing. Providence win nave to run up against the Boneyards Saturday niclit. " The feature of the past week was the crowding out of first place of the New Britalns by tne ilarttords. Dur ing the week the Senators Won four games and lost but one, while the New Britalns won but one of the four play ed. Hartford now leads by a comfort able margin. Fawtueket dropped a peg in the standing, while Providence clos ed the week as It begun, tied for last nlace with Waterbury. Hart of Hartford still leads In goal making, having 91 to his credit, a gain of 11 during the week. Jason scored 14 goals dunrtng the six days and Lin coln 15. th Valley Falls boy going like a triphammer lust now. Jean at oen ter made seven and Farrell corralled the same number. Fahey landed five in the netting. Cameron of the Tigers leads the halfbacks In scoring:, the sturdy Pawtucket defense man having seven to his credit at present, a strong showing for a halfback so early tn the season. McCarthy has reached seventh place, and has a total of 66 goals. . Sutherland passed Mitchell In the race of the goal tenders. In Friday's game at Pawtucket he stopped no less than 73 shots at his goal, standing be tween the Hartfords and a bad beating at the hands of the Tigers. Mitchell has dropped to second place, three points behind. Cusick comes next, and Sutton follows. All four ttmded a great goal during the week. Heffernan drop ped from third place to fifth. Mullen and Tlbbetts also lost points by the re sults of the week's play. Lincoln leads the rushes with 256. Jason is his nearest competition while McCarthy stands third in rank. The averages follow, , v Goals Made. SlIDuggan 26 7SMurphy-i 25 . 741 Whipple 17 69)Fahey 13 6:i!Wiley , 11 67!Kreeman 10 56OUe 8 50Dews 7 Wednesday afternoon the Waterbury on ntet will run up against tne rim City pololsts in this city. Waterbury tell twice at tne nanas or tne tione yards last week and they are due to fn.ll flcain. The polo schedule for the rest of the week is as follows: To-night Bridgeport at Pawtuoket, Hartford at New Haven, Providence at Waterbury.' Wednesday Afternoon, Hartrora at New Britain, Bridgeport at Providence, Watnrhtirv at New Haven; evening. Waterbury at Hartford, Providence at Pawtucket, New Haven at Bridgeport. Thursday Hartford at WateriJ, Pawtucket at Bridgeport, New Britain at Providence. Friday Waterbury at Pawtucket, New Britain at New Haven. Saturday New Haven at Providence, Bridgeport at Hartford, Pawtucket at New Britain. The referee assignments are: Mr. Leahy Wednesday afternoon, at New Haven; Thursday night at Water burv: Friday night, at NeW Haven; Saturday night, at .Hartford. Mr. Kllgara Tuesday at Pawtucket: Wednesisy afternoon, nt Providence; Wednesday night at Pawtucket; Thurs day night, at Providence. Mr. Doherty Tuesday at Waterbury; Wednesday night, at Bridgeport; Fri day at Pawtucket; Saturday at Provi dence. : Mr. Rorty Tuesday, at New Haven; Wednesday afternoon, nt New Britain; Wednesday night, at Hartford; Thurs day, at Bridgeport; Saturday, at New Britain. YALE CHESS TEAM WINS. The basketball tournament of tha New Haven grammar schools began yesterday morning at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. Despite the rain twelve teams put In an appearance and the first round was run off. Each game was hotly contested,' ho matter how much a team was out-classed It was game and played with hope upper most until the whistle blew at the end of the game. , The most exciting game was that between Webster and Winchester, the first half ending with the score 2 to 1 In favor of Winchester. During the second half only three goals from the field were made, and at the end of the game the score was Winchester 6, Webster 4. Strong was too strong for Orange though their play was not finished, and showed how little practice they have had. In this game as well as In all the others except the Winchester Webster game the victory was decisive. Day allowed Wooster to throw but one basket, while they totaled sixteen points. Dwlght held Welch down to but two goals from the field; Shelton made one goal from the field and one from the foul on Cedar and fell an easy prey. Hamilton tossed the ball In the basket but twice . against Washington; Sherman; couldn't find the basket. Cedar, Winchester,. Webster, Strong, SheMon and Dwlght are the teams that will figure In the semi-finals and finals In the championship series. The scores of the games .were as follows: Wooster 2, Day 16; Welch 4, Dwlght 12; Orange 4, Strong 18; Shel ton 3, Cedar 16; Hamilton 4, Wash ington 11; Sherman 0, Hooker 10; Webster 4, Winchester 6. ' . , To-day's schedule, which will start at 9 o'clock, follows: Orange vs. Dwlght, Sherman vs. Websiter, Shelton vs, Strong, Day vs. Welch, Wooster vs. Hamilton,' Washington vs. Hooker, Cedar vs. Winchester. GOOD WILL SET Spirit of Co-Operation, i' dence in the Relation. , ' the Public With the LACK OF INTEREST. Defeats Harvard in Second Round of Tournament at New York. ' New York, Dec. 23. At the close of the second round of the Intercollegiate chess tournament to-night Columbia remained In the lead with a score of six points and well ahead of Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Columbia suc ceeded In placing another match to her credit by disposing of Princeton by three games to one. Only three games of . the . Harvard-Yale match were finished, and of these Yale scored 2 to Harvard's 1. The records to date: ' Columbia. B'amous Tennis Tourney May be Transferred to Bay RWge, Jj. t Cincinnati, O., Dee. 23. Newport, R. U may lose the National Lawn Tennis tournament which has been a feature of that fashionable resort for many years. To-day it was learned that the tri-state tennis association has been approached in the interest of a trans fer of the famous tourney to Bay Ridee. L. I. Lack of real Interest in the play is chief objection against Newport. Action by the Trl-Stfcte Ten nis officials Is expected early in Jan uary when a delegate to the national association meeting will be chosen. At present Cincinnati tennis followers are not prepared to side with either fac tion. Seals Wright nd Ray Little are said to be among the chief advocates of Bay Ridge. Robert Leroy, present-holder of the Trl-State. championship and his New York friends are Siid to favor Newport. ATHLETES TURN RESCUERS. Wolff . .. Blumherg Rarrdeli Pf differ .. CMmstock W. 2 2 1 0 1 Total 6 Vale. Thurston 0 Jefferson 1 Burgess, E. B 0 Burgess, G 2 Total 3 narvara. Johnson Hitt 0 Parshley . . .' 2 B.owne . 0 L. 0 0 1 1 0. M hi z 0 St Louis University Football Men Dig Out Crew of Wrecked Freight. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 28. St Louis university football athletes turned rescuers at a wreck before daylight to-day near Brocket station, on the Canadian Pacific railroad The stu-. dents were on the way to the coast to play football and reached Brocket twenty minutes after a head-on col lision between freight trains The en gine crews and trainmen were under the debris, some of them being scald ed frightfully by escaping steam, ' . Medical students on the team dress ed wounds as the Injured were res cued by the other athletes Brakeman Ormsbee was crushed to death. The wreck was caused, it Is said, by the failure of the operator at Brocket to deliver orders. He afterward disap peared. Hart Schiffer Jason Ijincoln . Cunningham Curtis McCarthy . . Warner Loxon 4SCameron 7 Pierce laiunntji Jean 44Coggeshall Bone 43'Mooney : . . Daly 39McGregor , McGilvray 36Swanson . Murray .... 34Dunbar fell behind Smith by 37 pins. New Ha- Fahey 2; refer eahy, 6 6 6 5 2 2 Farrell zaHoiaerness 1 Rushes. Lincoln' .J 266Duggan 9 Jason 197 1 Dews 9 McCarthy 1821 Warner 8 Curtis 150 Bone 5 Cunningham . . .133!Swanson 4 Schiffer l!SJean 4 Murray 9b Loxon .. .. 3 Daly ..1 7'iWhipple 3 Qlle IMOHara Hart Pierce . Cameron HUturphy ... I'M Coggeshall ,' 10Wiley . Fouls, Jean lSMcGilvray 4 Farrell .... liiJason 4 Fahev ll'Toner 4 Cunningham . . . lOIMurphy S Wllev 10! Hart 3 Woods SlMurray 3 Schiffer ; PMooney 3 Total 2 Princeton. Williams Stephen 1 Alexander 1. . 1 Tieman 1 Total 3H The third and final round will played to-morrow. 4 J 1 1 1 4Vi be SEIZED WITH INDIGESTION. Thomas Whalen of Wallingford aged twenty-four, was seized with an acute attack of indigestion on Chapel street and fell to the sidewalk, faint ing yesterday afternoon. He was borne in an ambulance to Grace hospital. LARGE TIN MILLS TO RESUME. Pittsburgh, Dec. 23. It Is said here early resumption of the large tin mills at New Castle and Sharon, Pa. The tin supply of the country Is rapidly be ing depleted, and employees have been notified to hold themselves In readi ness for work. About 6,000-men are affected. AT THE RINGSIDE. If Harry Lewis Is able after last night's bout with Pat O'Keefe he will run up against Jimmie Gardner at Philadelphia Friday. Jack Blackburn, who has challenged every man In the country except Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson, will have a ten round bout with Mike Donovan of Rochester at Reading to-night The $00 placed by Manager Mahoney on Kid Kitt, to which the Journal-Courier yesterday referred, has been taken up by Kid Brossey of Bridgeport. Where the bout will be has not been decided, as the boys want good terms. The card which the Edgewood A. C. will put on for Its January bouts is certainly going to be a hummer. With Frank Mantell, the welterweight champion, as a headliner, and Jeff Doherty against Wil lie Glover as one of the preliminaries, there is sure to be a record breaking crowd. - . opportunity to compete for a ser geant's Job. Of course each patrol man understood that as soen as the captain's post in the detective bureau was filled there would be a vacancy among the sergeancles. They believ ed that the particular place was that occupied by Sergeant Dunn. His suc cessor, it was freely stated around po lice headquarters, would not be named until after the examination January 2. To the surprise of the police force the new sergeant was named last nifiit. The file of the police force say that the action of the police commis sioners is inconsistent in that they first called for an examination for ser geants to replace one wh has been elevated to a captaincy, and then se lected an officer from the list cf eli glbles obtained in the competition nine years ago. This is something that they cannot fathom. However, it is charged to political work on the part of those commissioners interested in filling the place of Sergeant Dunn at once. The star chamber session of the police commissioners was brief, but productive. All of the commissioners save Mayor John P. Studley, ex-officio member of the board, were on hand about 8 o'clock. Ex-Chief of Police James Wrinn appeared at the doof of the office of the chief of police. He said he want ed to have a look-in, "I can't resist coming around," said he. "Like the atmosphere and all that, you know." There was some delay In beginning the business in hand. It appears on account of the Christmas rush at tha postoffice the letter from th office of the board of civil icrvlce containing the names of the ellgliblw derived from the recent examination was de layed In transmission. Chief of Police Cowles called up Jeremiah Donovan, clerk of the board, and told him the list was needed at once. Everybody In the chief's office wanted something to work upon. The commissioners accommodated themselves in arm chairs and waited for the thing that they were to . do when th "moment was ripe. The wire talk not being as official as the communication itself Clerk Ar thur V. Phillips was dispatched to the postoffice and succeeded in extracting the belated message from the post office in time to be of use to those present. Then Commissioners Ullmn, Dan iel F. Kelly, Charles F. Smith, Jere miah J. Sullivan, 2d, Joseph C. Kelly, James P. Manning, Chief of Police Cowles and Clerk Phillips filed into the secret chamber, where is a great mahogany table on which the officials reflect In moments of dbtibt. Meanwhile Mr. Ullman and one or two members of the board were hav ing sotto voce consultations as to fur them procedure. Suddenly a smile rippled over the face of Mr. Ullman. "The board will go Into executive session," said he. "No opposition developed. , He simply said that the board would go Into executive session, and it did, forthwith. No Vote Was taken. Upon the retirement of the report ers Mr. Philips told them tha't the ses sion would last only fifteen minutes. Immediately the session ended Mr. Philips reappeared with the sum unan imous of the board's proceedings which he furnished the reporters. Sergeant Dennehy had been sitting In the detective bureau throughout the evening. He believed that he had the job cinched. But Commissioner Daniel C. Kelley came In there and told him ihat had happened and 'that he had stood his friend anyhow. The record of Sergt. Dunn shows that fie was born in 1861, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dunn. For several years prior to becoming a member of the police force in 1889, he was em ployed as a gunmaker at the works of the Winchester Repeating Arms com pany. He became a supernumerary po liceman in June, 1889, during , the reg ime of ex-Chief of police C. F. Boll-, man. Sept. 1, 1889, he became a regular patrolman. During the administration of Treadwell Smith as superintendent of police he was made sergeant. ThiB was Jan, 31, 1903. As sergeant he was assigned to the Howard avenue pre cinct, serving there ' four years under Capt. "Mack". Hyde and Capt. S. J. Woodruff. Ha remained there four years, and then went to police head quarters, where ha served two and a half years under Capt. James P, Brewer. Then came a transfer to the Dlxwell avenue precinct where he did service two years and two months un der Capt. Samuel J. Woodruff. He was assigned to the Grand ave nue precinct in 1901, where he has serv ed six and a half years under Capt James P. Brewer. , While connected with the Howard avenue precinct he and Patrolman Jchn Doran several, years ago arrested two men who had arranged to kill an old man named Lockwood who lived in West Chapel street. The men had masqueraded in order to accomplish their purpose.. Sergeant Dunn and the patrolman penetrated their disguises and caught them redhanded. Lock wood Is said to have, had a roll ot money at the time the men were plan ning to kill him. This Is the most not able achievement in the police work or Sergeant Dunn. , Sergeant Dennehy first saw the light of day in Ireland in 1852. He was ap pointed to the New Haven police force Dec. 10, 1S82, as a patrolman, and in June, 1891 he was transferred to the de tective department, subsequently being made a sergeant. He has therefore had over sixteen years' experience in that branch of the- police service of New Haven, and in that time has brought about the arrest and conviction of many criminals, une 01 nis most im portant pieces of work was the detec tion and arrest of F. Santenelli, an Italian of East street, who murdered another of his nationality. The ser geant located his man in a hut In Hamden. Dennehy has been repeated ly mentioned In the reports of the po lice commissioners for goqd work. Sergeant Marlowe was appointed to the police force Jan. 25, 1893. He was given honorable mention for his activ ity in the subjugation of a brace of highwaymen in January of 1899. He was one of the sergeants who' was made at the time of the retirement of captains several years ago and when the retirement was decided to be Illegal was reduced again. Postoffice. HOW SOME INVITE TROUBJ Methods of Handling the Chrlstniaa Mail at the Main Office and Where the Burden Falls. The feature of this year's Christmas business at' the postoffice has been the spirit of co-operation displayed by the public towards the postal employes. Up to date the parcels have been pre pared in an unusually careful manner,, names and addresses of senders appea on an extraordinary proportion. Sor purchasers of postoffice supplies hf even apologized for not getting stan and money orders at the nearest s tion. Tne rusn is usuaiiy leu m 1 j stamp, money order and mailing dt, i partments up to the day before Christ " mas when it shifts, owing to the flood,1 of Incoming packages for local deliv ery to the letters carriers' department. Three extra clerks have been added to the force and one of . the usual five clerks at Yale station has been as signed to help out in the registered letter department at the main office. This is vacation at Yale and the clerk can be spared now from that bustling station. People Innocently insert-' In their Christmas gift ' packages, prepaid at the lower rate of postage', a short note stating the disposition of the various articles enclosed, all unconscious of the fact that tha Indiscretion may if dis covered cost them $10 for each such of-,- fence against the postal laws. The col- , lection of this fine Is not optional with postal employes; it Is a departmental exaction. The law 'also applies to the enclosure of merchandise with printed matter when the printed matter rate of postage only is prepaid. The fine has been collected a number of times in New Haven and yet many persons per sist in taking a chance that may cause them the delay of tb'jlr gift an' th bother of the fine. Police C :er George Murphy, whd is assigm to, duty in the postoffice corridor, hi a" lot cast between hard lines Of bUx die laden people who all want stamps at the same time. He Is expected to show the shortest distance between two points and it is not often that one is the end of his club. The Christmas spirit of kindness prevails as a' rule and when it fails the officers' rule begins Its sway.. Rich and poor, wealthy malefactors and undesirable citizens, Wall street bears; Te'fldy bears in arms, and armies-of. people with baited breaths and uncertain English, all fall Into orderly lines under the eagle eye of Officer urphy. During the two days beginning to day the business of the registered let ter department will show an Increaso run nr three times th "!lfll VJ ume. . TWO ARE DROWNED Captain of Barge and His Wifa Overwhelmed in a Boat' Near Harbor. COULD NOT MAKE JUVEN String of Coal Boats Go Down, But Nine Other Occupants Are Saved on the Tug McWUHams, One of the worst, perhaps the worst, marine disasters In many years in thl locality occurred oft the harber yes terday morhtng , at half-past nine, when seven coal barges In tow of the tug -James McWUHams foundered about one mile west of the outer breakwater with a loss of two lives. The tow was bound from New York to this city with 5,000 tons of coal con signed to the N. y:', N. H. & H. R. R. Co. The voyage up the sound was un eventful, except that the weather wag rather' threatening, and the tow boat , captain took precaution to keep a close watch. The sea was somewhat rough, presenting what seamen term a ehort chop, which' Is ordinarily not danger-.-ous unless the Wind increases. When the Mc Williams passed Bridgeport en trance fog signals were heard up the sound, and as fog generally indicates an absence of wind the tow steamed on. When Stratford light waft passed, tha condition of the sea was unchang ed, the fog signals at New 'Haven en trance were heard, and the tow expect ed to find safety behind the breakwa ter. . ' ' i Just after passing Charles Island, oft Mlllord, a southeast squall was en countered, and the surface of the sound mounted in hign roller. The master of the tug realized that the fog had been driven ahead of the wind from the eastern end of the sound about Point Judith, as Montauk Is called, and a heavy sea was rolling irf frr.j outside. He made signals for the barges to trim their lines, and the tug turned about to take the people from the barges, which were of the box type without sails, or even steering gear, and were loaded to the rail. With such a tow It was out of the question to make, the mile and onerhalf run that meant safety behind the braekwjjer. - Signals were sounded for the eleI people aboard the various -barges to all . get on the largest craft of tho, tow. Six men and three women obeyed the order and were picked up by the tug; the large barge remaining afloat until the last, while the others foundered as the high waves broke over them, the rear barge being the first to go down. Then the others followed, one at a time, until all disappeared. Captain Henry Scrlbner of the barga New Haven decided to follow his own way out Ot tne aiincuiij, nuu injiucneu the ma!l dory from his vessel. Then taking his wife on board he headed for the tug, but the sea broke over the frail craft and carried it down with both Its passengers brtore It had gone fifty yards. The McWHliams stood by for some time, but as the bodies did not come to tho surface It was ap parent that nothing could be done, and she steamed to this city. The survivors from the bfrges were taken to the Seamen's home on Water street, and returned to their homes In New York during the day. The McWUHams lay at Belle Dock last night awaiting orders. There are from 35 ..to 42 feet of water at the point where tha disaster occurred, and the cargo will probably be recovered.