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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1908.
SPORTING NEWS O F WORLD By Sporting Experts: A. L. DONNELLY, Official Scorer National Polo League, Polo, Bowling, Horse Racing. FRED BAKER, Yale '09, Boxing, Football and General College Athletics. JAMES MUSTARDE, Golf and Soccer Football. , ANSONIA. INDEPENDENTS LOSE Capture Only Three-Men Match in Bowling at New York. RIDDELL AVERAGES 199 Locals Get the First 'of the Five-Men N Matches by the Narrow Mar gin of One Tin. (Special to Journal-Courier.) New York, Jan. 12. The New Haven Independents won or he three men match of then return series with the Algonquin team of this city to-night, losing the big five men match, the two men match and the individual match. As New Haven won the five men match, two out of three games in the first of the series in New Haven, they are, tied In this with the Algonquins. They lost the three men match in New Haven, but as they captured the one In this city to-night they are on equal terms with the New York star aggre gation. Young Riddell of the Independents rolled an average of 199 for the even ing. In the five-men matcb New Haven won by but one pin. It was Huber's bowling which captured the contest for the visiting aggregation, his score being 212. Collett was low man with 150. Shieman of the Algonquins rolled 241 in this game and almost carrier? the day, although his other men rolled un der 176. In the second game of the series the Algonquins rolled 142 pins better than the New Haven team. Janswick of the Independents rolled 222. In the final game of this series' the visitors lost by 85 pins. Jimmie Watt was high man and rolled 103 pins bet ter than Charlie Johnson, New Ha ven's lowest man. Young Riddell, who was rolling rather poorly in tho first two games, reached the amount of 238 pins in this game. ' Shieman was high man with 670. The scores for the match follows: Algonquins. ' 6n u 175 Kchinefke 156 "Wicman 158 Watt 169 Watt 169 Shieman , 241 201 213 210 204 205 215 175- 551 159 528 210- 570 237 610 237 610 214- 670 Riddell Weber . Johnson ... Huber 212 Jmswlck 179 Collett 158 . 899 1013 9952937 New Haven. 176 156 175 158 238- 182 222 178 580 323 134 134 172- 560 507 900 901 9102711 In the three men match young Rid del was. again in evidence rolling 613 for a total for the three games. New Havlen won the first game by twenty pins.1. The Algonquins rolled 628 in the scond game, and easily won, but the Independents won tho final game and the series. The '.scores: ; THREE MEN. New Haven. Janswick 179 176 216 571 Huber. ' 157 159 202 518 Riddell 195 206 212 613 531 541 6301702 Algonquins. Smith 211 192 194 597 Watt 158 221 205 584 Shieman 142 215 179 536 BULKLEY HIGH LOSE. New Ha veu Basketball Five Defeat New London Quintet. The Bulkley high school basketball team of New London was defeated Saturday evening at Anderson's gym nasium by the local high school five by the score of 44 to 18. New Haven Played in the best form she has shown this season. Saxe and Frankel played star games for the local aggregation, and Swanson for the visitors. COWLES ISSUES PERMIT. Edgcwood Club Bouts Will be Held January 23 as Previously Planned. Chief Cowles lias Issued the permit for the bouts nf the. F.rte-ewood Athletic club, scheduled for January 23. In his statement on the matter he says he Is not opposed to the boxlne matches as long as law -md order prevails. VISIT HARRY LEWIS Stratford a Rendezvous New Haven Sports Yesterday. for JACK DIAMOND ARRIVES Jeff Dohcrty to Train at the Ivy Leaf Club With Holly and . Kid Kltt. ONLY ONE- DEFEAT Boneyards Victorious in Three Out of Four Games Last Week. AT BRIDGEPORT TO-NIGHT Hub Team Makes its Debut at the Qulnnipiac Rink To-Morrow Evening. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. W. L. PC. Boston 28 17 .622 New Haven 28 IT .6(15 New Britain 26 17 .605 Bridgeport 22 22 .500 Pawtucket 19 24' .442 Providence 17 27 .3S6 Waterbury 15 29 .311 Several New Haven oeoDle went down to Stratford yesterday afternoon to watch Harry, Lewis train for his com ing bout against Frank Mantell. Lewis was in perfect condition and boxed for a long time with Willie Connell, fol lowing it up by five minutes' shadow boxing with Bert Keyes, who stopped over on his way to meet Packey Mc Farland Tuesday night. Jack Diamond, the well known train er, arrived yesterday at Stratford with Lewis' father, Jacob Besterman, and will have charge of the training for the coming ten days. Lewis has reached the weight, 147 1-2, and says he never felt better in his. life. Mantell in the meantime is over In Rhode Island hard at work. He says he will show his power of retaining the title of the welterweight champion the night of the 23d and will give New Haven people the best exhibition of boxing they ever saw. Jeff Doherty will train in New Ha ven with Dave Holly and Kid Kltt, at the rooms of the Ivy Leaf A. C. on Thome street. Tickets are rapidly selling for the boxing carnlva4 which will 'be one of the greatest events In the history 'of New Haven sporting life. , DICKENS HIGH MAN. w. Cherries U Trimmers 10 Pickwicks 7 Comers 7 Algonquins 8 Amsterdams 8 Acmes 6 Clinics 7 Travelers ,. 3 Omegas 1 611 628 5781717 The Algonquins won two out of three in the two-men match. Shieman rolled 662 for three games. Riddell was high man for New Haven, but he was un able to overpower Shlcman's rolling. The scores fol'ow: TWO MEN. New Haven. Janswick 182 159 195 536 Eiddell 204 246 172 622 386 405 367 1158 Algonquins. Smith 206 Shieman 236 198 201 05 2M 226 662 1 Dnugless 442 898" 427 1267 Riddell and Smith, who had rolled best for their respective teams, were matched against each other in the in dividual match. Riddell won only the second game. The scores: Individuals. Riddell 20 2 194 185 784 Smith 204 197 238 224 853 Woodruff Cherries Take 'Load During Week In Y. M. R. C. league. Dickens Is still high man in the Y. M. R. C. league, hav'ng an average of 191.5. Schickel lit second high man, his average being 187.8. The Cherries accomplished tho feat of pulling away to a tleless lead in the league. The standing and average follow: Team Standing. L. PC, t .800 5 .661! 5 .683 K .683 7 .534 7 .633 6 .500 8 .466 12 .200 11 .)83 Individual Average. G. Pins Ave. Dickens 6 1149 191.5 Schlegel 9 1691 187.8 Hall ? 15 2781 185.4 Buchter 15 2757 183.8 Powell 9 1633 181.4 Scheiffcle 1069 178.1 Gartner 15 2667 177.8 Powell, T 12 2128 177.3 Mix 15 2663 176.8 OBrbn 15 2645 176.3 Barnett 12 2106 175.5 Maroney 12 2094 174.5 Kelsey 15 2612 174.1 Schecher 12 2085 173.7 Riley 9 1557 173.0 Horraoher 11 1896 172.3 Snow 1 4 2406 171.8 Jones 12 2060 171.6 Chapln 15 2569 171.2 Phillips 12 2027 168.D Andrew 9 1514 168.2 Larom 12 2016 168.0 Short 15 2480 165.3 Llnqulet 14 2313 165.2 White 15 2467 ' 164.4 Roath 15 2467 164.4 Catlin 15 2439 162.6 Johnson 9 145t 161.7 Furnald .'. 15 2419 151.3 Crowe 15 2362. 157 4 Barnes 9 1414 157.1 Pratzner 12 1892 156 ! Russell 9 1414 156.0 15 23S1 155.1 Brown 12 155 154.5 Norton 12 12 152.3 l,ewis 15 2279 151.9 Moran 909 151.6 Atwood 12 117 1514 Buzbaum 12 1s"4 160.3 Farr 12 1773 147.7 Judd 12 1765 146.2 Robertson 9 1312 145.7 Cowles 15 1748 142.2 Watson 12 1 140.8 Putnev 15 2092 139 4 Mvers' 15 2091 139 4 Brhler 15 208 139.2 12 1H56 1380 Anderson 8 896 132.0 The New Haven pololsts have regain ed second place by winning three out of four games played last week. Prov idence was mr last victim and the game was one of the best played thiR season in the Rhode Island city. The defensive work of Uie locals has im proved much during the past week. Farroll started the week in a cheerless mood, but he has developed that spirit which is the cause of the team's uprise. Saunders and Mullen seemed to have again rounded Into form and promise to form with the other players a unit ed organization wrhich threatens the leaders and ought to prove in the end disastrous to the Hub team. Farrell, McCarthy and Bone have been playing in championship form and all that now appears to be needed is first place and the laurels which go with It. On to-morrow night the new named National leagua aggregation, Boston, will drift into the Qulnnipiac rink and throw themselves at the mercy of the New Haven quintet. This will be the Hub team' first appearance here and a warm reception. Is expected. To-night New Haven gets a glimpse at Eadle's Dumplings and a victory Is expected by the Boneyards. If New Eritaln wins from Boston to-night and the locals from Bridgeport, New Hawm and New Britain will be tied for first place. The schedule f.r this week follows: Monday Boston at New Britain, Wa terbury at Providence, New Haven at Bridgeport. , Tuesday Providence at Pawtucket, New Britain at Waterbury, Boston at New Haven. Wednesday Pawtucket at Boston. Thursday New Haven at Water bury, New Britain at Bridgeport. Friday Bridgeport at Boston, Wa terbury at Pawtucket, Providence at New Haven. Saturday Bridgeport at Providence, Pawtucket at New Britain. The referee assignments in the Na tional polo league for this week are: Mr. Leahy Monday at New Brit ain, Thursday at Waterbury, Friday at New Haven. Mr. Connell Wednesday and Fri day at Boston. Mr. Kilgara Monday at Provi dence, Tuesday at Pawtucket. Mr. Rorty Tuesday at New Haven, Thursday at Bridgeport, Saturday at New Britain. Mr. Doherty Monday at Bridge port, Tuesday at Waterbury, Friday at Pawtucket, Saturday at Providence. The score and summary of the New Haven and Providence game Saturday night follows: New Haven. Providence. McCarthy .4) Curtis First rush. Bone McGiivray Second rush. Farrell Doherty Center. Saunders O'Hara Halfback. Mullen Tlbbltts Goal. Score, New Haven S, Providence 2; rushes, Curtis 6, McCarthy 2; goals, made by McCarthy 2, Bone, Curtis, Mc Giivray; fouls, Farrell, Saunders, O'Hara; stop, Tlbbltts 37, Mullen 46; referee, Kilgara; timer. Perrln. NEW BASEBALL BOOK. Records Go Back to Old "Pro" League In 1871. Something new i.i the way of a base ball publication has just been issued in the Spalding: Athletic Library series "Spalding's Official Baseball Record." edited by Henry Chadwiek,. the ' Father of Base Ball." As its name Indicates, the hook la essentially statistical, but not the cut-J and-dried Kind so onen foviid in that class of publications, as a glance at the contents will show. Many of the rec ords contained therein will appeal to the old-time fans whose memories go back to the organization of the Nation al league ii 176 or the old first Pro fessional Association in 1871. A timely innovation is the publica tion of the complete official averages of the major and minor leagues, which formerly did not appear until the reg ular edition of the Spalding Guld?. This, will be appreciated by all fol lowers of the game who wish to know Inst year's standing of the new re cruits drafted for the coming season. JOHNSON YS: HUBER Big Individual . Match to be Bowled in the Near Future. HOME TO HOME SERIES Swift and HotchUiss Back Bowlers Their Interstate League Records. HOT TIME IN NEW BRITAIN. AT THE RINGSIDE. Now that Chief Cowles has finally decided the Edgewood club may present its January bouts there is joy in the local sporting world. Harry Lewis Is training at Stratford with renewed vigor and Mantell has laid away three trainers over in Rhode Island. Jeff Doherty also pees ahead if him a chance to retrieve his ring reputation and says that Mtckey Cannon will have to go some to de feat him the night of the 23rd. Willie Fitrgerald of Philadelphia has broken awav from Billy McCartney and has matched himself against Billy Golver for Jan uary 16. Joe Walcott who has been In hiding for the past three months, has decided to go hack to the ring again. He will mwt George Co!e at Troy, N. Y., to-morrow night Some dreamer started a yarn that Lewis and Martell would train for their bout at Tale gymnasium. Neither Lewis nor Mantell ever took a rourse at Tale, although from the way they are able to decor ate their opponent's faces, the inference may have been drawn that they went to the art school. There is no truth In the dream yarn about the gym, however. An Individual match which ought to prove one of the most interesting ever held in this city, will be rolled between Charlie Johnson, the bowl ing star of Swift & Hulse's alloys, cap tain of the New Haven, state league team, and a member of the New Ha ven Interstate organization, and Otto Huber, the renowned plnknight of the Tuxedo alleys, manager of the New Haven Independents and also a mem ber of tho New Haven Interstate bowling team. The dates of tho match, which will consist of a home to homo scries, have not been decided upon yet, but the ilrst of the series will be within a couple of weeks. Jean Swift, manager of tho New Haven State league team, and - who with Hulso own and manage the Academy alleys on Orange street, has with "Kim" Hotchkiss of the Tuxedo alleys, conferred. Tho meeting be tween these two bowling magnates was a decisive one, both agreeing that two men would not have been better matched. The managers are proud of their charges and both felt confident that their man will come out on top. Tho 'match has been lrooded over for some time, but this is the first time tho two men have been decisively booked to meet. Before Swirt took charge of the Orange street alleys the two men (Johnson and ltttber) were on tho warpath, but now they have a brotherly affection for each other. Both men have experience, Huher probably a little more than his picked adversary. Tho two bowlers are well known as two of the best in the city and probably the state, and their meeting ought to arouse great Interest among the bowling fans of this city, and in other cities throughout tho state. The respective ability of the two 'bowlers can hardly be agreed upon, but records in the Interstate league during tho games tho two men have rolled in gives Otto the preference. In tho last four games Huber has rolled an average of 602.3, while Johnson has rolled but 551.3. Tho number of games have not yet been decided upon, but will no doubt be the best 11 out of 21 games. Whera the first of the series will be played will be left to a toss up. The match will not be for the championship of New Haven, hut it will decide the great perplexing ques tion "Who Is the better bowler, John son, or Huber?" POLOISTS ASSEMBLE Home Nights for the Hub Team Defer the Adoption of a Schedule.! APPLICATIONS REJECTED Brockton and Salem Not Accepted New Britain Affair Not Med dled With. The first meeting of thet National Polo league for the year 1908 was held yesterday afternoon, at the Garde hotel. Boston, has been doing well in her new headquarters and will probably remain there undisturbed for the rest of the season, but as the home nights for the loaders have not been decided upon yet the magnates were unable to draw out more than a two weeks' schedule. It was, however, decided that as soon as the Hub team settles its home nights tho secretary and his assist ants are to get out the schedule and send it around to the managers to see if it is universally favorable. Tho date for the meeting was called first for yesterday, then changed until Sunday, Januarp 19, and then Satur day night rechanged to yesterday. All the managers but McMahon of Water bury were at the meeting. Starkie rep resented the Boston .aggregation, Gcorgo Bono for the locals, Cunning ham for Pawtucket, McKenna for Providence, Hanna for New Britain, and Eadlo for Bridgeport. President Smith and Secretary Payne attended the meeting, Brockton and Salem, Mass., made ap plication for admission to the league, but they were not accepted. The trouble at New Britain, Satur day night, when Cusick, the Water bury goal-tender, hit Schlffer, the New Britain first rush, was discussed. The managers decided that as Doherty had taken action on the matter there was nothing left for them to do. Ref ereo Doherty in deciding tho case told Cu.slck that he would either fine him $10 or elso he (Cusick) would have to leave tho game. Cusick went out and tho Waterbury five made several changes. In his action, Doherty went past the limit allowed in cases of this kind. He amid fine Cusick, but he was not allowed to give the Water bury goal-tender the alternative of ei ther paying tho fine of $10 or leaving the game. The referee was excited and under the circumstances desired to settle the matter without a row. His method although not according to the rules of the league, will be accepted for that one case. The National league magnates have decided not to take any action. Cusick will not have' to pay the fine but can return and play. There will not be another meeting be fore the schedule is made out for this matter will be left entirely in Secre sary Pyne's hands and the sooner he gets it Into form and around the cir cuit the better for everyone. The var ious cities have suffered the situation of not being able to know one week from another but have had to long and anxiously await the issue of the weekly schedule. We are now on the border of the hope line with good prospects. Since the arrest of six tax delinquents and the arraigning of them in the po lice court Saturday morning, scores have hurried to Tax Collector McCar thy to settle their taxes. The time limit for collecting the taxes for 1907 expires shortly and warrants will be issued immediately for all those who have failed to pay their taxes. Several warrants are now in tho hands of the sheriff ready to be served by him. There are still a large number who have not paid up and unless they are collected by the tax collector he will have to pay for them out of his own pocket if they are not abated by the board of aldermen. The annual meeting of the, First Con gregational church will be- held on Tuesday evening at 7:45 o'clock. A full atendance of the members of the' par ish Is desired. (Special Journnl-Coiirler Newn nehviet;.) John J. Lawlor and 'William Lawior were arraigned in the local court Sat urday morning charged with 'assault ing A. Mensier. By agreement of coun sel William was discharged and a fine of $5 and costs imposed t. John. Judga Munger appeared for ft. Law lors. Lawlor's fine and costs a sunted to $17.92, which he paid. DERBY.. A committee , from R. M. Bassett Hook and Ladder Co., and one repre senting Paugassett Hose company held a meeting In the East Derby com pany's quarters yesterday afternrmn and made arrangements for a cfribbage tournament to be started between the two companies shortly. The Derby Gas company is at work wiring the almshouse for electric lights which are to supplant the old-fashioned kerosene lamps formerly used by Su perintendent Foy. Tuesday evening at I o'clock a con cert and recital will be given in the lecture room of the local Methodist church under the auspices of the Ep worth league. , The Shamrock Social club of this city held Its annual concert and dance Sat urday evening In the opera house. A fair attendance was present and a pleasant evening was passed by all. Zlegler's orchestra furnished music for dancing. The open meeting of the Woman's auxiliary of the local Y. M. C. A. is to be held Tuesday afternon at S o'clock In the parlor of the association build ing. All women of the city are invited to attend this meeting. In addition to a fine musical program the ladles have secured Mrs F, H. Stevens and Miss Hcwe of Bridgeport to address the meeting. The funeral of the late William Greatorlx was held from his home on North State stret Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. E. B. Schmitt of Christ church officiating. The services were largely attended delegations be ing present from both tho T. M. Red- shaw post, G. A. R of this-city, and Valley lodge, K. of P., of Derby, of which two societies the deceased was a member. Interment took place in Pino Grove cemetery, Undertaker C. DeWitt Marsh being in charge of the funeral arrat gements. BOWLING NOTES Cusick Attacks Schlffer; Jean's Men Win from Waterbury. Amidst the wildest excitement ever seen at a polo game. New Britain de feated Waterbury Saturday night at New Britain by the score of 12 to 4. The contest itself did not furnish tho hair-raising episode, but a scrap be tween Cusick and Schiffer, In which the Waterbury goal tender made a vi cious attack on the New Britain rush er, precipitated a small row. When Cusick attacked Schlffer the crowd rushed towards Cusick, tore down the netting on the sides and broke down part of the side bank. It required police and the players to pro tect Cusick. Referee Doherty gave Cusick the op tion of leaving the floor or suffering a one or it, cusick left the floor. The score and summary: New Britain. Waterbury. Schiffer Daley First rush. uuggan Loxon, Swanson Second rush. "arncr Fahey, Loxon Center. Jean Hnlderness, Fahey Halfback. Mitchell Cusick. Holderness Goal. SmTP' 'PTT Ttritain 1 W4A..V...... J Ri.ctio. t.ii.. , i " Muh are the only rn-n who bowled the " centner iu, Daley . stops, tu- i fn 43 games. During- the season MLR i, iioinerness St. Mitchell 36. Fouls, Cusic 2, Ougean. Referee, Do- Since New Haven has been afforded their new Interstate bowling team, the bowlers have not rolled any game less than 900. Their averages during thu four games which they tfave rolled to gether, (New Tork at New Haven, New York at New Yrrk, Kllzabeth at New Haven and NV'.v Haven nt Jersey Clt 1 follow: Huher, f3: .lanswlrk'. 56l!s : Weber. 552.2: V. .Jnlmsui, 551.3; J. Swift. 54S; Collett, 536. 2. To-morrow nlcht the State leagttera will again resume notion. The Hart ford team will attack Cliarlie .lohnpon's New Haven lenders. Bridgeport will he the guests of Ridd' U s New Britain five and Waterbury will assemhle at Mort den. The local BRreKat1nn have now a neat lead In the league, but we must endeavor to ctitinue our superiority and overthrow the five from the Capi tal city to-morrow Two out of three games will satisfy our hunery ambi tions, but thre straight would be a little more tasty. Barnes of the Tming Men's Republi can club. Bushy of the Winchester team and Harry Cox of the SterHnNagerepa tion will this week roll ofr the ie for hitrh single in the City league, which has just after a strenuous seasrti come to an end. The men all rolled the maximum score of Z.t . n is as serted that this He will be rolled off this week in erder that the City league meet ins be held next Sundav. January It'th. A( this meeting the prizes will be awarded, a few of the questioned actions of the bowling man aeers be adjusted and plans will b. made, for this ytar's City league, if there is to be one. Charlie checker of the AschenhrodM team and John Muhn of the Sterling TIGIOHS BADLY BEATEN. Trlnceton played her second Inter collegiate basketball game Saturday night at Princeton with Pennsylvania, The visitors performed in whirlwind fashion, sweeping the Tigers off their feet by a score of 46 to 27. Kelnath, the Pennsylvania quarterback, was al ways In the thick of the fray. HARVARD MAKES 14 GOALS. Harvard's hockey team was success ful Saturday night in a game played In the St. Nicholas Skating rink, de feating Columbia by a score of 14 goals to 1. Harvard lost the cham pionship last year to Princeton, but this year the players are determined to win tho title back again If it be possi ble, and Judging by the three games that have been played Harvard has a good chance of success. The team most feared is Dartmouth. MAY IXSt RE ITSELF. City May of Public Edward Francis Jefferson, one of Yale's baseball players, was the speak' er at tho men's meeting held in the city hall yesterday afternoon under the auspices of the local Y. M. C. A. Mr. Jefferson proved an interesting speak er and delighted the large crowd of young men present at the meeting. (Sperlnl Journal-Courier Jiews Service.) The annual meeting of paugassett council, K. of C, was held in Elk hall yesterday afternoon. District Deputy Waters was not present on account of illness to install the officers elected at a recent meeting. The installation will take place at the next meeting. ' The woman's alliance of the Unita rian church will meet In the church parlor Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. ; 5 . The quarterly union meeting of the Woman's Missionary' societies of Der by, Shelton and Ansonla will be held in the Shelton Congregational church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. At the meeting an address will be made by Mrs. E. G. Tewkebury. missionary in China. A pleasing program has been, prepared for this meeting. A better early morning schedule be- ' tween Ansonia and Derby . and New Haven was begun this morning for tho accommodation of the working men. The following Is the .new schedule: First car from Ansonia and Derby for New Haven will leave the Junction of Liberty and North Main streets, Anso nia, at 5:55 a. m., instead of 6:08, as ' formerly, and will leave East Derby at tho Junction of Derby avenue and Main street at 6:10. It wil be due 1ft New Haven at 7 o'clock. The first car. from New Haven will leave the cor ner of State and Chapel streets at S o'clock instead of at 6:05 and will be due in East Derby at 6:30, and at thfc corner of Second and Liberty streets, Ansonia, at 6:50. The regular weekly whist of the W. R. C. will be held in Odd Fellows' hall Tuesday afternoon.. Play will be com menced at 2:30 o'clock. ;. The pool committee of the St Aloy sius T. A., and B. society will meet to night in the club rooms at 8 o'clock. The men's meeting which was held In the ne Yv M.'- C. A. building yester day afternoon at 3:45 o'clock was largely attended and the promoters were very much elated over this fact. The meeting yesterday' was.'.the first of a series that will be ,h,eld under tha auspices 'of the Derby-Shelton Y. M:. C. A... On Sunday afternoon during the winter ; months.. The j. promoters are striving to. Interest' the young men of the city In these meetings and to mak.o everyone In the. series interesting and profitable. The program rendered yes terday was of this : nature... Besides A fine address by.F. S, Valentine, the as sociation orchestra Tendered several very pleasing selections. v The local W. C. T. U. has received an invitation from the Waterbury W. C. T. U. to Join a group meeting to be held at the Methodist church, that city, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. SHELTON. (Special Journnl-Courtrr News Service.)' The anu'al banquet of Shelton coun cil. Royal Arcanum, was held at the Bassett house, Elizabeth street, Derby, Saturday evening. The menu served by Proprietor Plxley was certainly a fine one, and pleased the large num ber who sat down to the banquet very much. Tho evening was passed very pleasantly, many guests from Bridge port, New Have-iy Naugatuck and An sonia being present. Among the su preme officers present were W. A. H., Hatfield of Bridgeport and S. C, H. T. Brown of New York city, both of whom made excellent speeches upon the con clusion of the nanquet. Remarks were also made by the officers of the local council. The Ladles' Aid society of the Church of the Good Shepherd will be held Wednesday afternoon at I O'clock In the church parlors. The annual meeting of the Congrega tional church will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Election of officers will take place and the full re port of work accomplished during the year will be given. Following the meeting refreshments will be served. herty. Timer, a nee, 900. McDertnott. Attend- WEST roiXT WINS. West Poinf! defeated the Trinity college backetball team Saturday night at West Point in a one-sided game by the score of 33 to 14. more than !0 players took part and on ly eighteen ronrlc'ed the required twenty-eight znmes ' two-thirds I which were necessary ti order that the play ers qualify for individual prizes. The first tnit.-h between Jimmie W.'tt and Oeorsre V.-br wil be roled 1n a week or two. Watt has accepted Web er's proposition and now all that re mains is tha lar. Watt was to i e made arrangements last week, hut he was unable to c!ccin it jaj. for jje first match. Take Risk Buildings. There ii a strong probability that the present city administration may inaugurate a system of municipal in surance. The question has been brought before a number of boards of finance lit the past few years, but nothing definite has ever been done, as so many members on the boards have feared the risk was too great. Controller Rowe Is strongly in favor of the plan, and says it will be of great advantage to the city in its fi nancial affairs. The controller says It will take time and at the outset might prove risky, but that if the city will set aside $10,000 a year Into a fire in surance fund, in five years the city would be in a position to handle Its own fire insurance. Continuing. Controller Rowe said: "The city at present pays on an aver age of $7.noo a year in premiums. Last year it was $9,000 and this year it is estimated to be $7,000. When the fund fir the fire insurance would have grown to $50. 000. it is mv opin ionn that there would be hut little risk in the city handling all its insurance and thereby adding $7,000 each 'ear Car,in till the fund reacne.i 11111.01111 ana then the city would be solid and there would risk at all. VANDALS AGAIN AT WORK. Again are vandals who have been so much In evidence the past year at work. This time It Is the Bennett Me morial fountain that has been the ob ject of their depredation. Three of the four cups that are attached to that fountain have been severed therefrom. Along with the cups went several feet of chain. The separation took place in the wee small hours of Saturday morn ing. The curia have been replaced, and The funeral'. of,' Nqzltlna Concoran was held from the, home of the-par- I eats on Derby avenue, Saturday morn ing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment' took ;' place In' Mt. St. Peter's cemetery, ' n 11 . . yL ii. r 0 ta- Undertaker J. charge. P, Colwell In an interesting race Saturda; af ternoon on Wakelee avenue, "Little Dan," owned by J. J. Flynn, 'bT th$s city, took two straight heats from"-yvet ter E., the fine "brush" horse owned b,y W. "E. Blake, the Ansonia liveryman. The race had created considerable ex citement among the local horsemen and a large crowd was present to ae the Ansonia horse vanquished. " ,', The state officers of the Aerie ol Eagles met in convention in the' local aerie's, nest yesterday and transacted many matters of Importance for the benefit of the entire body of Eagles of this state. The following officers were present Including the state president.. John H. Tague of Bridgeport, John H. Fox of Stamford, Hugh Haggerty qf MIeridon, P. Sweeney of Derby, William Klug of Danbury, John Parmer of Tor ringtou, Martin J. Gray of New Ha ven, William Spain of Waterbury, James Cline of New Britain, John Bawles of Hartford. v ' Following the business the officers were escorted to the Bassett house, where Landlord Pixley, who Is a mera ber of Derby aerie, awaited their ar rival. The dinner partaken of was ona that will not soon be forgotten. by thoaa present. Speeches were responded t by Grand Trustee Martin Gray, John H. Tague, Hugh Haggerty and Thomaa , Williams. P. J. Sweeney acted as toastmaster for the occasion.- Return ing to the parlors of the local aerie a very interesting musical program was rendered by the mernbers. Hugh Hag gerty of Meriden, In recitations, hed his listeners spellbound for a consider able period. The comical part of tho program was well taken care of fojr 'Martin Gray of New Haven,. Joseph Carr and Thomas Williams, both mem bers of the local aerie, were the soloists of the evening. SOCLALISTS ENTERTAIN. Musical Program Instead of Lecture Last Night. t A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by the socialists and their friends at police who are on duty at Church and their hall Sunday evening. Instead of their usual Sunday night lecture a musical was given with the following program: Chapel streets have been ordered to keep their eyes jn the fountain. There has been a disposition to desecrate the Bennett fountain In the month since its dedication. Already names or initials have been scratched in the marble. VETERAN PRATER SAVES TWO. WILL INSTALL OFFICERS. Santa Maria council. No. 8. Knights of Oolumbhs, will hold a regular meeting next Wednesday. Officers John Ennls at Stamford Rescues Boys from Drowning. Stamford. Jan. 12. John Ennis, a noted long distance skater and noted also as a pedestrian and runner back in the is ana fits, saved Robert and Howard Lewis from drowning this afternoon in the Rip poram river. Lewis, a colored .boy, broke through the ice, and Carlin, who tried to save him, also got in. Mr. Ennis, now up ward of sixty, was skating on the riv er. Going to the rescue he broke through also and saved himself only will be installed at this time. After by jumping from a detached cake to the business meeting is over there will j solid ice. Then he got a long pole be a musical program rendered, fol- and with it drew Carlin through the lowed hy refreshment. All Knights of Columbus are invited to be present ice to shallow water. Lewis found clinging to Carlin's legs. was Violin selection by Master Joseph Luychx, accompanied by Miss Helen Langlouis. Song by Miss Carrie Berre. Recitation by Mr. Beecher of Den-' ver, Col. Banjo solo by Fred Shrier, accom panied by Mrs. Shrier. Reading by William E. White. Piano solo by Burton Applegate. The appreciation of the audience was shown by their continual applause. Next Sunday evening the Rev. Mr. Knight will talk on "Socialism and the Church." HOSPITAL COLLECTION. The annual collection for the bene fit of the local hospitals, which Is set for the second Sunday in January, was taken by some of the churches yester-i day, but in many of them it was post- f poned In some cases for a week and in other without any date set. At St. Thomas', Christ church, St. Mary's, Center and Plymouth which took up collections will take up an additional one next week. V