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Part 2. jXEW HAVES', COXX., SATUTIDAY AUGUST 18, 1906. AT HIPPODROME PARK. NE1V EATEN HORSES IN THE ISIIA.XEOIID MACES. 7. H. Hronon'r Pacer Wins the First . Race Ella Ilnl AVlns Two Races This Week Fast Horses in the 2:24 Trot Programme fur To-day. The horse fanciers anil others who were at the Branford Driving park yes terday afternoon saw some good races, many of them having the satisfaction of seeing a New Haven driver and horse win the first race on the pro gramme. Harry Brussie, who , was formerly from Hartford but is now a resident of this city, drove Beth D. 2:14 1-4, the winner of the 2:14 pace. J. H. Bronson, who formerly owned Beth D, sold her several months ago to John H. Dillon. During the races at Bridgeport last week Mr. Dillon offered the pacer for sale when Mr. Bronson bought her. The present owner was much pleased to see his horse win against a good field yes terday. Summary: 2:14 Paoe-nPurse $300. Beth D, lb m, by Paris, J. H. Bronson 1 General Shafter, g g, W. B. Brown 2 1 1 2 2 Roland, Reed, blk g, J. H. Stwa- nlder 5 8 3 Gagnaut, ro g, F. Fox..... 3 5 5 Al Ray, b g, A. H. Gilmova .... 4 4 4 Emellne, br m, T. Lutton dls Time 2:14 1-4, 2:14 1-4, 2:14 1-4. Several remarkably well bred horses came out to start in the 2:24 class for trotters. Ella Hal, the winner, was for merly a pacer, and is member of the noted fmily of Hal pacers. She has a record of 2:15 1-4 at that gait. She was Sired by Brown Hall, 2:12 1-2, sire of Star Pointer 1:59 1-4, Elastic Pointer 2:06 1-2, etc.. , her dam being Ella Brown 2:11 1-2 by Prince Pulaski, Jr. On Tuesday of this week at the Bran ford track Ella Tal won the 2:30 class for trotters. Another fast horse in the trotting race yesterday was Sid Axworthy, sired by Axworthy, 2:15 1-4, a fast trotter, and sire of a family of fast horses, nearly all of them trotters. Jim H, a bay gelding, sired toy Bour bon Wilkes, is a fast trotter with a long stride. His trainer, Mr. Sceary from Hudson, N. T., said his horse was not up to his usual form in consequence of a recent accident. . He won the .first heat in the 2:24 class yesterday from a good field. , . Virgil B, the veteran trotter, looked like a youngster and with Charley (Cook at the reins went a good race. but was in too fast company. . ' Further particulars are given in the following table: Summary: 2:24 Trot Purse $300. '. ' Ella Hal, b m, by Brown Hal, H. B. Ralston... 4 8 2 1 1 1 Sid Axworthy, by Ax worthy, G. O'Nell .... Jim H, b g, by Bour bon Wilkes, C. S Sceary .. Virgil B,br g, Geo. Nes bit 5 1 14 2 2 1 2 4 2 4 3 2 4 3 3 3 0 fiilene, lb m, J. F. Nugent 3 Caesadra, b m, F. Fox.. 6 Tom Gillig, br g, F. N iBurnham 7 6 ais 1 5 (lis dls Time 2:24 1-4,2:22 1-4, 2:13 1-4, 2:20 3-4 and 2:21 1-2. ; The programme for this afternoon, the fifth day of the race meeting is as follows: i. 1 Saturday, August 18. . 2:24 PACE. Wilkes Baron C. M. Sherman, West field, Mass. tjueenie A. A. H. Gilmore, West Ac Jon, Mass. J. B. A. N. Stevens, Worcester, Mass. Domestic F. Fox. Boston. Frank Powell W. Kinsella, Bridge port. Nancy C. F. Thrall. Hartford. Wildwood -J. H. Strosnider, Brook lyn, N. T. Clifton M. C. McNalley, Pawtucket, R. I. Madeline Wilkes F. Burnham, Bos ton. Trlfler K. Forshner. Boston. 2:20 PACE. Russell C Dr. J. F. McGrath. Water ibury. Coiner C. M. Sherman, Westfield, Mass. J. B. A. N. Stevens, Worcester. Warren F. F. Fox, Boston. Ben Madden M. Braiel, Hartford. Frank Powell W. Kinsella, Bridge port. Gwyn P. J. N. Strosnider, Brooklyn, N- T. Nancy C. F. Thrall. Hartford. Grace W. C. S. Wells, Jersey City, N.. J. Donseller K. Forshner, Providence, R. I. Uncle Ed C. McNalley, Pawtucket, SR. I. Entries that have been omitted will be satisfactorily arranged by the man agement. ANOTHER STAMFORD ATTORNEY. Attorney John C. Durey, graduate of Sale last June, has taken a position in Hart & Keeler's office, and will succeed Martin Gray, who retires from the of fice this fall, and will then conduct a law business alone. Mr. Gray has en gaged offices on the second floor of the new bank building, and will engage in practice there as soon as the building is completed. He has been with Hart & Keeler for a number of years. Mr. Gray Is a graduate of the High school, and was admitted to the bar as a re sult of the studies he pursued in Hart it Keeler's office. Stamford Advocate. SAILED ON THE NEW AMSTER DAM. An even dozen New Haveners sailed for Europe Wednesday on the elegant steamer New Amsterdam, the latest ad dition to the fleet of the popular ffol-iand-iAmerican line. The members of the party were Mr. and Mrs. WilUam H. Douglass and family, Miss Lillian C. Bond, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Fisher, and family, and Miss Rioda M, Sargent CUT THE WILD CARROT. It Is So Plentiful Along Country Roads it is Becoming a Menace. "I believe that you will do a public service if you will call attention to the law requiring the destruction of wild carrot," said a man who drives through the neighboring country a great deal, to a reporter of the News. "This weed, which is one of the rank est nuisances that grows," he continued Is becoming so plentiful along some of the country roads inthe neighborhood that it will soon be, if it is not already a menace to grass and other products of the farm. Steps should Ibe taken at once to destroy every bit of the weed before it goes to seed and the seeds are spread broadcast over the fields to spring into life next season and in crease the pest a thousandfold. I can not understand how farmers will pass the wild carrot along the highways' bordering on their property or in their meadows and fields and neglect to de stroy it." . The wild carrot is so much of a nuisance to farmers that special laws requiring its destruction both along highways and upon private property have been enacted by the Legislature. Section 1,367 of the General Statutes pertains to the wild carrot and its de struction and provides a method of making complaint against those who permit the growth of the weed upon their premises and fixes severe penal ties for violation of the law. Anyone interested may take the matter up and compel the destruction of the weeds, wherever they way be, but the matter is so much to the interest of every farmer that it seems strange to those who are not engaged in bucolic that the owners of farms do not see to it with out being compelled by law to do so, that the weed is stamped out whenever and wherever it appears. Danlbury News. MRS LEWIS S. WELCH Mrs. Lewis S. Welch has rented her house at 285 Prospect street for a period of two years to Mr. McHenry, first vice-president of the Consolidated rail road, who has been living tha past year in the house of Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes. ; A warranty deed recorded yesterday was a transfer on the part of Mrs. Welch to certain trustees whom she has asked to take care of her property. This act in no way affects the financial condition of Mr. Welch. The house at 285 Prospect street is neither now . nor was at any time any part of Mr. Welch's assets, nor ha"! Mrs. Welch sold it. FIFTEENTH CONNECTICUT. About 150. members of the Fifteenth regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, are expected to attend the reunion which will be held at Savin Rock next Satur day. The programme will include a busi ness meeting in the Savin Rock theater at 11 o'clock and a dinner at Putnam's at 12:30. The committee in charge of the reunion is composed of James A. Church, Hugh J. FInnigan, Oscar P. Ives and Daniel J. Ackley. Rev. Enoch E. Rogers, of Excelslo, Minn., a mem ber of Company E, who since the war days became a clergyman, will make an address.. LAL'L ABOARD FOR NIAGARA FALLS The great personally conducted of The (Recreation Tourist Co., leaves New Haven at 7 a. m. Tuesday, August 21, route N. T., N. H. and H. R. R. Co., to New Tork, thence via the picturesque Lehigh Valley An opportunity of visit ing America's Greatest Wonder at small oost. A four day's deligihtful trip costing only $24, which pays all neces sary expense including hotel accommo dations at the Imperial at Niagara Falls. Tickets are good to return until Sunday, August 26. About twenty-five more can be accommodated in this party, but name3 must be registered immediately. Address The Recreation TourlsliCo., 185 Orange street, New Ha ven, Conn. THE LAST POPULAR EXCURSION TO NEWPORT. The last popular excursion of the sea son to Newport, the "Queen of Water ing Places," takes place on Thursday next. Newport must be visited to fully appreciate the charms of her natural scenery, grand ocean view and artifi cial features without number. For nearly two hundred years this pictur esque spot has been foremost among the famous shore resorts of the world, and each hour spent within the boun daries of this delightful locality affords attractive and interesting opportunities for amusement and recreation. See ad vertisement in to-day's issue. CONNECTICUT CORPORATIONS. Thtrty-isSix Formed During July With a Capital of $3,712,500. The volume of new corporations formed in Connecticut during July was considerably in excess of the figure for the corresponding month of any recent previous year. The number of new corporations was thirty-six and they represented a total capital stock of $3,712 500. These figures compare with thirty-three new corporations capitaliz ed at $1,652, 000 for July, 1905, and twenty- one new corporations with a capital ization of $2,022,500 for July, 1904. Of the corporations organized last month fourteen, having a total capital stock of $396,000, were manufacturing enterprises. Ten, with a combined cap italization of $243,000, represented mer cantile ventures. There were three real estate corporations, with an aggregate capital of $83,500. The largest company was a financial corporation, backed by a capitalization of $2,000,000. A railroad project, capitalized at $500,000, was In corporated. A brewing concern, hav ing a capital stock of $225,000, filed a certificate of incorporation. The other new corporations represented contract ing, advertising, 'bakery amusement, hospital and vending undertakings. WHEREIN WINES DIFFER. Just as it is a profound mistake to regard wine as a mere mixture of al cohol and water, so is it equally erro neous to assume that different wines Dossara Mon.Mpfl.l nroDertie. Alcohol apart, the physiological effects of champagne, claret, hock, port or sher ry show variations which can only ibe ascribed to certain subtle and different constituents in these wines which chemical analysis eo far has failed to elucidate with anything like complete ness. Broadly, we know that for one thing the stimulating ethers vary con siderably in amount in different wines, and the same, to some extent, may be .said of the higher alcohols. Sherry, for example, contains more of these stimulating ethers than any other wine, and probatory for this rea son it has proved to be a valuable stimulant in disease, and especially so in the enfeebled nervous system of old persons. Good port is similarly valua ble, but this value is somewhat dis counted by the fact that it Is compar atively rich in coloring matters and in astringent substances. Sherry has a mild laxative action, while port may have effects quite the reverse of this. The keeping properties of sherry, whether it be of the' 'light" or "heavy" 'type, are notorious; it never turns sour, or grows mouldy, or loses its del icate almond-like flavor. It may be kept for months In a.n open decanter without deteriorating. On the contra ry, it improves, and the peculiar bou quet and flavor steadily develop. The reason ot this is probably that sherry contains a notable amount of aromatio substances which, coupled with alco hol, serve as antiseptics and preserve the wine against unfavorable changes. This receives some .support from the faot that sherry is frequently used in the country of its production as an an tiseptic application to wounds. Good claret has no keeping proper ties at all; It soon becomes sour and develops a mould. Claret, In fact, is the most delicate of wines and re quires careful handling and careful bottling. Its delicate flavor ifi also easily spoiled, as by contact with to bacco smoke, which, however, has no appreciable effect on the flavor of sher ry. Sherry Is also sharply distin guished from other wines by the fact that it can be drunk as an accompani ment to sweet dishes without its flavor being spoiled, or enjoyed even wnen smoking is Indulged in. No one would think of drinking champagne, nock or claret In similar circumstances. Cm-ampagna, on the whole, keeps af ter it has been opened rather better than claret, owing most probably to the preservative action of Its carbonic acid gas, but as soon as onam.pagne ceases to effervesce It Is stale and un interesting and soon . turns sour. When uch different characteristics be tween different wines are easily noted by the ordinary observer it is reasona ble to conclude that each wine must possess its own distinct physiological qualities. Lancet. . HEART JUMPED TO RIGHT SIDE. Is Now Well Again Offer of Connecti cut Physicians. lAllve after her heart had jumped from the left to the right side of her iiodv. never ill a day since, although always in poor health before. Lillian Moog, 26 years of age, who lives with her sister, Mrse. Catherine Young, at No. 764 East One Hundred and Fifty fourth street, has so interested physi cians that she has been offered as muoh as $10,000 to bequeath her body at death to the medical world. The latest of these offers came from a Connecticut physician, who a year ago offered her $5,000, but who yester day doubled his price. Miss Moog, however, has been steadfast in her re fusal to sell her body for any such purpose. It was three years ago that Miss Moog made the startling dilsoovery that her heart suddenly had switched to her right side without any pain or feeling to her. She did not even know it had happened until she felt it beating there, and then, alarmed at the discovery, she hurried to her physician, Dr. B. L. Corbett, of No. 336 Alexander avenue, the Bronx. Dr. Corbett made an examination, and found the girl was right. He be came immensely interested in the case, and attended her constantly, and noted that, instead of being a weak, sickly girl, he rapidly was developing Into a tall, strong, healthy young woman. Although every effort was made to keep the matter secret, It leaked out from the circle of family friends, and quickly became known in the medical world. The girl has been besieged by phy sicians, who have been trying to per suade her to let them make an exam ination in tli interests of medical science. For two years Miss Moog has refused to submit even to this. Then the Connecticut physician of fered her $3,000 to bequeath her body to him, but she decided that she would prefer to be buried without being dis sected, and , after doubling his offer yesterday a.nd offering every argument, he returned home disappointed. Miss Moog looks the picture of health. She Is bright and vivacious, and talked about her case for half an hour yester day. "I feel far better now than when my heart was In its proper place," she said. "As a child I always yas ill, but now I am as well as I can be." "I feel no bad effects whatever, and while I do not run about violently or indulge in any vigorous exercises, I go out every day and busy myself with the work about the house." Dr. Corbett said he knew of only one other such case. New Tork American. The minister was shocekd when the young lady declined an Introduction to some of his parishioners. "Why. my dear young lady, did you ever -' hink that perhaps yon win have t7 angle with these good people when u get to heaven?" Well," she el aimed, '.'that will bs soon enough." ( IN AND ABOUT THE COURTS jr. z. DLWELL, JR , WINS AV milALTY SUIT. I Strike Breaker's Case is Continued .Unjled States Court Installment House Swindler Gets Five Month Mr, Peelcimm Took the Poker to Bed In Southlngton Court lUonulinn Liquor Case Nolled Man Who As saulted With a Hammer Fined City Court Cases. In the statement made by Joseph Degnan in tha city court yesterday morninir. members of the grievance committee of the striking switchmen were implicated as being present at the time of the assault on Harry Dexter in Keleher's saloon on George street, Thursday, in which Dexter, believing that he was to be injured, after he had been assaulted, drew his revolver and fired a shot Into the air. . ., Tha police put Degnan under arrest. He was later released under $309 bonds, while Dexter, who is a stranger here, was unable to get ball and spent the niglht in jail. The case came up before Judge Tyner yesterday morning, in the-final war rants presented to the court Degnati was charged witn assault ana uaxier with breach of the peace. When he was arrested yesterday Dexter was listed under the heading "assault with intent to kim." .,-! Dexter and his lawyer, Sldiney C. Rosenberg, were eager to take up the case, but Degnan wanted a postpone ment. . The significant thlnlg about Degnan's request for delay was, how ever, that memlbers of the grievance committee were in the Baloon where Dexter was attacked. Dagnan said, in talking to Judge Tyner: , ; ' "I haven't had time to get my wit nesses, and I can't get them here be fore next week. My witnesses are members of the grievance committee of switchmen and they left Thursday to go to other points in New England. They may be In New London,. they may be In Boston, or they may be in some other city to-day. I can't get them here before next week." Acting City Attorney Hoyt spoke of the seriousness of the case. He admit ted that, although there were about 300 people In the saloon and on George street jn'hen the fighting wound up, he had been able to secure only one wit ness. He said that while he was. will ing to try tha case he was also willllng to have it continued. Lawyer Rosen berg asked that, if the "case 'be contin ued, it proceed to trial this morning, but Judge Tyner decided to let it go over until Monday. He fixed .the bonds of Dexter at $300, exactly the figure Degnan Is held under. , Much Interest Is felt in the efforts of Degnan. to Induce the members of the grievance committee to return to this city and testify In the case. Dextor says he can Identify the companions of Degnan, who helped Degnan attack him and who threatened to kill him. JAMBS D. DEWELL, JR., WINS 'CASE IN ADMIRALTY. James D. Dewoll, jr., the admiralty lawyer, has received the opinion of Judge Piatt of the United States clri cult court In the case of the Merrltt & Chapman Derrick and Wrecking com pany vs. Greene Brothers. This was an action demanding $500 on an express contract and $2,166 for extra work be yond the contract. It was tried to the court without a Jury and the court awarded the plaintiff $1,030. The suit was over the launching at Bridgeport of the large four masted schooner Per ry Setzer, which stuck on the ways as she was sltdilng off. James D. Dnwell, jr., was attorney for the plaintiff and Stiles Judson of Bridtgeport for the de fendants. UNITED STATES COURT. Judge J. P. Piatt of the United States court is on his vacation and the August term of the court scheduled to come In on August 28 will go over to Septem ber 25 at 10 a. m. The following cases wilil be on the docket: Criminal Cases. United States vs. R. W. EMls. United States vs. Morris Vogel. United States vs. Lorman E. Roberts. United States vs. Adelbert Siisson. Civil Cases. 'Nicholas Chemical Co. vs. The Me nuncatudc. Clifford Gilbert, trustee, vs. town of Madison, et al. Frank Klers vs, Hie-hard and Thomas Dtrndon. Tn re Richmond Wyoming Cica Co., alleged bankrupt. John F. Randerson, etc., vs. Steam boat Park City. Charles E. McWllillams vs. Konold & Son. United States vs. P. S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. In re Geo. Q. Pattee, bankrupt, on pe tition of John W. Smart and three other creditors for review of referee's orders disallowing their respective claims. H. B. Claflln Co., creditors, vs. The Howe & Stetson Co. Fields S. Pendleton et al. vs. Wyckoff Pipe and Crensoting company. New Cases. In re Pequot Brewing. Co. upon peti tion for anolillary receiver. HUNTER FOUND GUILTY. James Hunter, charged with embez zlement by bailee, pleaded guilty to two counts in the city court yesterday morning, and Judge Tyner sentenced him to three months in Jail on the first count and two months in jail on the second count, making a total of five months in all. Hunter Is a colored man who obtained a lot of goods on the Installment plan, iF. (Adams Co., and defrauded them by selling the goods. 'Attorney Sullivan who appeared la behalf of his client stated to the court that Hunter expected to get some funds from the south and that when he did lie intended to pay for the furrtltura. He asked hla honor to inflict as light a penalty as possiible in the case. MRS. PEC KH AIM WANTS CONSER VATOR, Judge Cleaveland in the probate court yesterday morning took up tha applies tlon of Mrs. Sarah Agnes Peokham for the appointment of a conservator over her husband, George H. Peckham. She alleges that he does not give her proper isupport and that he is wasting an es tate of about $5,000 that has been left to himi. She also alleges that he treated her cruelly. The couple have one child. They have Ibeen married for ten years and for five years lived apart. For about two years past they have lived together, and Mrs, EPeckham's present residence is in How ard avenue. (Attorney Ely represented Peckham. and. Attorney Clarke appeared for Mrs. Peckham. , It was suggested that an amicable arrangement might be made so the wife and child should be given enough for their support. Attorney Ely said that his client would support his family. But as witnesses were present in the conservator proceedings, testimo ny was taken. In her testimony Mrs. Peckham said that her husband had advertised her and warned people against trusting her; that he had beaten her so that she had him arrested one time, but did not press the case. She also said he took a stove shaker to 'bed with him for the purpose of striking her. Mrs. Peckham also stated that her husband was f re quently intoxicated. : Attorney Ely, who represents Peck ham, stated to the court that his client was mentally and physically capable of taking care of himself and his prop erty. SOUTHINGTON TOWN COURT. Because a friend of Vlncenzo Trotts for the past few weeks saw fit to hang his head when he passed Venzie on the street he got his face punched Thurs day evening In Southlngton. Both men are employed in the rolling mill and Thursday night were working up in the same "bosch" when "Venzie" Inquired i from his friend with an unpronounc-j able name, for when passing him upon , the street. A curt answer was replied with a Mow in the face. Officer John W. Cronin was called and he arrested him.. He was tried before Judge Thom as F. Welch in the Southlngton town court Thursday evening, and ordered to pay a fine of $4 and costs, which he did. ' THAT HAMMER CASE. . - William Gamble, formerly proprietor of the celebrated Tonawanda club in Union 'street, and lately at the 'head of a restaurant at 549 State etreet, faced. Judge Tyner In the city court yesterday morning to answer John Jeffcott's chargeof having .struck him with a hammer last" Monday. Jeffcott brought the more serious charge against Gam ble in his testimony, accusing him of Sunday liquor selling, but no notice was evidently taken of this by the police. Salvator Illo testified to 'seeing Gam ble whack Jeffcott with the hammer. Jeffcott's face was badly cut as he ex hibited It to the court yesterday. He had to go to the hospital after tha at tack. Gamble declared that Jeffcott had insulted women In front of the res taurant and that, in their defense, he went out and struck Jeffcott with his hand. He denied using a hammei-. Judge Tyner assessed damages at $10 and costs. LIQUOR! CASES NOLLED. . On recommendation of Liquor Prose cutor Niles, the charge of violation of the Sunday liquor, law against Edward Monahan at 135 Union avenue, was nolled in the city court yesterday. Wil liam Gamlble was fined $10 and costs for committing a breach of the peace. "EVERYBODY WORKS BUT ' Charles Sanborn was asked by Judge Tyner yesterday to explain why -he fail ed to support his wife. She testified that she worked teven days a week while Sanborn had done nothing for a couple of months and he ha4 been ar rested before for non-support, Mrs. Sanborn offered to support the family if her husband would keep away, but Judge Tyner took a stricter view of it and bound Sanborn under $100 bonds to pay her $3 a week. Sariborn said that he had been out of work for six weeks because It was dull in the painting line but that he had a job ready for him. SUED FOR CANDY. F. A. lAtwood, the local candy dealer, has brought suit for $100 against Joseph Morris of Pine Rock Park, near Shel ton, claiming money due on an account. The suit Is returnable to the civil side of the city court in this city on August 30. Attorney Mears represents Atwood. TN THE CITY COURT. A long city court docket took the at tention of Judge Tyner lu the city court all yesterday morning. Among the cases acted on. were the following: Wil liam A. Jacques had a charge of breach of the peace nolled. Judgment was 'suspended on old charges of theft of bicycles against Charles Hoffman and Charles Zuack. The old charge of trespass against Tli mas Pett, Antonio Greco and Fran i cesco Tlosini, who were charged with j trespassing rn the premises at 116 I Franklin street, were nolled. ; William Shannon, charged with breach of the peace on Harry Shepard had his case continued until August 22 William Ashley, charged with having struck 'both Jaed'o Oberlee and Peter 'BsMaker, was fined $5 on each count. Henrietta Covert and William O'Don nell hal tudement suspended on charges of drunkenness. ennees and breach of the peace on Ed ward F. Farrell, and Edward F. Farrell charged with breach of the peace on. James F. Hart, both had their cases continued until next Tuesday. It is al leged that the two men engaged in a fight. Joseph V. Robinson, charged with as saulting his wife, Lottie, will be tried to-day. Abble Hall was fined $5 and costs for stealing a quart of milk belonging to Charles C. Stevens. Julian S. Thomas had a charge of breach of the peace nolled and was fined $5 on a charge of theft. IA charge of non-support against Hen ry Russell was continued until August IS. Lena Wilson was given thirty days for drunkenness. A SOUTH AFRICAN FARM. Boer' Primitive Methods lands and ' Zebras in Captivity. The Boer trusts to Providence to bring the harvest. Scattering tha corn -broadcast over the rough veldt he turns the soil with a single furrow plough of clumsy type, drawn by eight oxen. His labors ' being thus far oomplete-d he breaks up the oloda and -pieceB of sod with a harrow of some manufacture. The family Bible is next produced and a supplication offered for a blessing up on the crop. Nature is then fully In trusted with the responsibility of pro ducing a harvest. The daily newspaper and the tele phone ate, of course, an unknown quan tity In the farming districts of South Africa. There the homesteads and an entire day Is spent visiting the nearest neighbor. Social Intercourse is by no means neglected. In a heavy wagon, behind a span of sixteen bulllochs, a whole family will treis," and aoove their sounds of jollity may be heard the screechlna: of a Hottentot or "Colonial" driver, weird and penetrating. With a long whip cracking vigorously these dusky drivers command the oxen In the Dutch language they under stand no other. Then they return by the light of the moon. The children aTa lulled to Bleep by the confusion of sounds peculiar to the South African veldt the croaking of ibaes and soprano voiced frogs, the hooting of an oo. casi.onai 0wl, the almost human notes -f -tarsal or the penetrating and monotonous refrain of a Kaffir latent upon letting the world know of his existences, beside the creaking of tha wagon and screeching of the driver. I chanced at dusk on one oocasion to ask for hospitality at a Boer In Rho desia. The family of ten, as I after ward learned, had just returned from a trek to a farm hard by, bringing with them several guests. The head of the family, a man of some 60 yea with; a flowing gray beard, appeared at the d, ior. Nothing that I was wet to the skin, he said In a deep, husky voice, with broken aocent, "You are welcoma stranger.". I was given a change of clothing and subsequently sat down to supper at a' long table constructed from packing cases and spread with a tablecloth, once white, but which showed the Im print of time. The meal concluded, a napkin was produced, and starting with or elderly host was paseed-down the entire line. A black boy took charge of the soiled dishes; the table was removed cleared for dancing. Two conoerttnas, or ac corddlons, furnished the musio and mad waltzing ensued. Afterward a game of bagatelle was enjoyed by the young people. The house was built of poles and thatch and covered wtta mud. It could boast of but two rooms. There was but a single sleeping room, so sardine fashion we were packed In a row on the floor, twelve' deep, with our host in the centre. Three of the guests occupied the only bed in the house. The condi tion desperate on our floor bunk when the head of the house gave a signal, "PIndula," a -Kaffir word, meaning turn around, whereupon the whole Una flop ped over for a change of position. I woke up to listen to the last croak before dawn of a bullfrog. The room wss soon astir, and after indulging In a cup of thick coffee I tramped over the farm in company with our host. LAn Interesting eight was a doaen newly hatched ostrich chicks which had a couple of days before been captured on the veldt in their wild state. These birds, it has been claimed, develop with even greater rapidity and produce fea thers of a superior quality to the domesticated ostrich. Even more Wibnderful did it seem to see the largest of the South African wild buck the eland inspanned to a cart, They had been taken into captivity whon young in the course 'Of a few weeks had be come tractable. A small tame zebra came running up to us without tha least sign of fear and puckered up his face, A cattle disease, tha African coast fever, ver similar to Texas fever, had swept through the country in 1901 and the number of cows was conspicuously small.A patch of Boer tobacco looked promising and a grove of young orange and lemon trees was one of the special features of th farm. We plodded through a large field of corn, or meal ies," as the South African would say, ana one of potatoes, where the weda were in places up to our knees and there wa a general air of neglect. By this time wew ere thoroughly wet with the heavy dew. The big barn was lacking here and what little machinery there was to be seen was ieft where it had last been uped. There Is generally a ready market for almost all classes of produce but es pecially In the northern provinces of South Africa are' exorbitant railway tariffs prohibitive to a large export trade with the other colonies. Con sidering the excellent agricultural possibilities there is a surprisingly large another amount of foodsetuffs im ported into the country. -Kansas City THE VETERINARIANS. XHEIR ANNUAL MEETItV NEXT WEEK. National Association Coining to X-r Baven to Transaot the Business of the Year Dr. Paters to Hulk About the City Milk Supply. The forty-third annual meeting of the i American , Veterinary Medical associa tion will be held in this city next Tues day, Wednesday, Thursday and Fri day at Harmonie hall. This is the first time the annual meeting has been held to Connecticut. Last year it was held m Cleveland, O. A strong imovoineat on the part of western delegates bas assured, Kansas City as ttie place of meeting in 1907. Di.-R. P. Lyman of this city is a prominent memberof tha association; and has been a vice president for the past year. He has charge of a ollnlo to be held Sn a tent near the meeting ran on tnaay, at which some of the most prominent veterinarians In the country will operate on horses. The appliances to be used are newk ami have been designed on the Uns of hu manitarian treatment of beasts. - . Numerous papers will be read during the session, two of which will interest the general public. - On Wednesday Dr. Austin Peters, chief of the Massachusetts cattle 'bu reau, will talk on "The City Mil &ip Ply." and on Thursday Br. S. E. ' Weber of Lancaster, Pa., will talk: on' "Dissemination of Tuberole Bacilli by , Insects, a Source of Contagion." The meetings will be open to the puH- 9. ' UYNAJMITH in -MILFOHD. Joker Throwa Stick Into Group f Clerks. !': ... . .. - Mllford, Aug. 17. Thrown toy the hand of some idiotic practical JoJtw, or some one with murder In Ms hjeiurt, a stick of blasting dyraunlte was burl ed Into the midst of fifteen young men of Bridgeport, who were seabcQ at 'Wal nut Beach, Mllford Thrsday evening. The murderous missile struck Walter French of the American Gta.pl ic.p hone company in the leg and ibouuded into the grass near by, not exploding, Louie Ashman picked the object Tip, and con sternation reigned in the party wtoen he announced that it was a stick of blasting dynamite. Had the missile struck the side of the house there would have been an explo- eion which would have blown the young men to atoms. i The young men were the memtoei s of the Criterion club oft, (Bridgeport, and are spending the Bummer at "llutt In" cottage They were seated on the pi- azaa watching a large bonfire. - - r- The etick passed directly over the lire. It Is supposed that some poker thought that the explosion of the stick. of dynamite when thrown into the fire would frighten the beach residents.' In the party 'were -Curtis Mtwrla, Eb ert Ashman, Harold Goddard, (Robert Goddard, George Thomas, Wllmot Hirschner, Frank Hwley, Edward ' Hrud, iSlifford Carter, George Taylor, John Sterling and Horace Mitchell, mostly bank olerks. A STATUSES FOR MR. BmARDSIiEY, It Is expected that within a ohori , time the sub-committee in charge of tha memorial to' James Beardsley, donor of beautiful Beardsley pails to the city of Bridgeport, will throw open tSie com petition for designs of a statue of Mrv Beardsley to be placed in a prominent position in the park. At one time the members of the com mittee, which comprises Judge Morris . B. 'Beardsley, George W. Whteeler, con sidered the plan of a memorial arch instead of a statue. The plan tran laid aside as impossible, for an arch- would be the most expensive form of ai mem orial, though it would undoubtedly prove the more pleasing and sutable. It was proposed to erect the arch at the, entrance of the park, at Noble avenue. Collector Fred Kaios, presi- - dent of the 'board of trade, is chairman of the committee. The committee now has the sum of $10,000 for the memorial. bit least -$1,000 or $2,000 more Is desired by the committee before starting the work.- The competition for the plans of the statue of Mr. -Beardaley will be thro?h open to all. Some time ago drawings by John Cavelrti, artist, were offered-" to the committee. Mr. Ca-releti claims that he was favored by Mr. Beturdfle-y -during his lifetime by sittings and photograiphs, and that , ho design and style of hla effort was suggostod byl-Mr. Beardsley. Bridgeport Telegram. MR. KlBRMJY IN WATBRfauRY. John Kerley of New Haven is tha guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Tflpson f 23fl IHUside avenue. Although it is thirty years 5nce 'Mr. Kerley Uvtxl in Waterbury, he retains a keen Inter-w.t In tha prosperity of his fonmar borne. He was engaged for several year in the building business there, then at the formation of the Waterbwy Clock: company was for nine years connected with the manufacturing part of that business. After that he engaged in merebpntdizing In Waterbury, in. ttva store now occupied by White and "Wells on Bank street. He is a brother of Mrs. Donaldson of Southmayd home. He is not in any business now. nmfl in 'a frequent -contributor to the JAnv Ha. ven ds tiers. An interesttne Ywrmini- oation from Mr. Kerley, narratlnff some aWtsrbury history, will appear la an early lseue of the Watertmry Re- publican. f : . (' "Say, Bill, 1 think you are trying, tl boom our new Ice plant a little toei much!" called the head of the oorKrnA "WTlfl-t's thA TYlfti-tAr?" eatraA Tm V Why, there was a lady in here Just., now making a complaint," conMn-jt the head of the concern. "She said you na i guaranteeo. mat tms ice.- wouWn yroni the II. M. BulKurd Co and Xiw j. 3S ,.' Botj&tt, (Pfeaa