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NEW HAYEF, CONK., FRIDAY JANUARY 4 .1907 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. ! -., i : - 1 i . ii fi ll 1 Si 1 i 1 II 4 V i : IV .i 1 f 3 h 11 I IV I, : V ft I PROMISES 10 MAKE A SWEEPING INVESTIoVTlOS NEW YORK'S NEW ATTORX EY GENERAL TO LOOK UP COR RUPT PRACTICES. Issues Statement Explaining Reasons for Summarily Revoking Davis' Ap pointment Wauls Win to Return Any Papers He Has In the Hearst Matter With Information as to the Status of the Proceeding. Albany, N. T., Jan. 3. A sweeping Investigation into the question as to the compliance with the new corrupt practices act by candidates and sarty committees concerned in the November election is promised by the new at torney general, William S. Jackson, in a statement issued to-night. The state ment was made in explaining bis rea sons for summarily revoking the desig nation by Attorney General Mayer on December 28, of Gherardi Davis of (New York, to represent the attorney general in proceedings, brought by the association to prevent corrupt prac tices at elections, against William R. Hearst, to compel him to file more complete details as to the expenses ol his campaign for election as governor. The designation of Mr. Davis by At torney General Mayer only three days before the expiration of the latter's term of office, occasioned at the time much discussion and speculation as to whether Mr. Jackson. Mr. Mayer's democratic successor, would confirm or revoke the appointment. In his letter to Mr. Davis, the attorney general says: ' "1 wish you would at once return to me any papers you may have in the matter, with information as to the status of the proceeding and any ex pense incurred. . "The reason for this action is that all of the work to be done by the at torney general, or his representatives in this proceeding will be under my administration, I deem it proper that the person representing the attorney general should be of my designation." In the closing paragraph he assures Mr. Davis of his "most cordial senti ment.". In connection with, the an nouncement of hl9 action, IAttorney General Jackson said: "The designation of Mr. Davis was revoked because I had decided the In vestigation into election receipts and expenditures during the last campaign "Should be broader in Its scope than the Association to Prevent Corrupt Prac tices at Elections apparently contem plated when It singled out Mr. Hearst's statement of election ex penses as the only matter that should be robed. "So long as an , Investigation of al leged violations of the corrupt prac tices act is to be undertaken at all toy this department it should, be com prehensive and general, and not parti san and r;rsonal. "The campaign last November was the first conducted since the corrupt practices act went into effect. It strikes me that a sweeping investiga tion Into the question as to whether Its provisions were observed might have a wholesome effect. That is the kind of an investigation I shall make. "Under these circumstances the attor ney who represents this department In the matter should be of my selection.'' REMARKABLE SCEtit. Paris Theatergoers Show No Sympathy for Marquis De Morny. Paris, Jan. 3. There was a remark able scene to-night at the notorious Moulin Rouge when the Harqulse De Morny, a daughter of the famous Duke De Morny, and a niece of Napoleon III., made her debut in an act called "A Dream of Egypt," written by herself in collaboration with Mme. Gauthter-Vil-lars, the author of "Claudine" and oth er decadent novels. The marquise, who Is the divorced wife of the Marquise De Belbeuf, has already achieved an unenviable repu tation, and her heralded appearance on the stage brought out a storm of criti cism. To this the marquise replied, in a letter published this afternoon, deny ing that her performance was intended to be suggestive and insisting that she meant to give an artistic reproduction of the manners of ancient Egypt, in defending her appearance on the stage the marquise says: "This dots not constitute a disgrace to the French aristocracy, and a dis tinguished scion of this aristocracy, the Prince de Broglie, has been earning his living for some time past by conduct ing an orchestra in New York." In spite of this statement a number of clubmen and Bonapartists got to gether and went to the Moulin Rouge to-night, where they conducted a dem onstration the like of which seldom has been seen in this city. For ten full minutes the curtain could not be raised on the new act owing to the pandemo nium from galleries and boxes. When it finally went up disclosing the mar quise working out a cryptogram of the charm of life, after the fashion of Gal atea, and a beautiful Egyptian mummy in the person of Mme. Willy, the din was redoubled. This was followed by a rain of missiles of every description, the audience even throwing hasot-ks and boxes at the women on the stage. In spite of this vociferous demonstra tion the two women persisted in com pleting their act, which is as -llsgust-ingly indecent as anything over seen on the Parisian fras'e. When the curtain was rung down the crowd rushed toward the box occupied by Mme. Gauthier-Villars and Mils. Polalre, who is starring in a stage adaptation of "Claudine," and literally drove them from the theater. UPIIOID Fl Tt.R EPIDEMIC. Seranton's Total Reaches 070 Examin ation of Water. Scranton, Pa., Jan. 3. Seranton's ty phoid fever epidemic to-day shows a total of 970 cases since the outbreak six weeks ago. Thirty-one of these cases were reported for the twenty-four hours ending at noon. Thus far there have been seventy-two deaths, six of these occurring since last night. The cause of the epidemic is the water nrhih was furnished from the Elm- hurst reservoir of the Scranton Gas and Water company, which service had been cut off for three weeks. State Commissioner of Health Dixon to-day furnished the results of an analysis of the water made at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, which shows the presence of the typhoid bacilli. There is no typhoid in the section where the new supply is obtained, ex cept in the cases of persons who were employed in the central part of tne city, where the epidemic is the worst. CHILD LABOR BILL. Senator Bcverldge Reintroduces Meas ure In Congress. Washington, Jan. 3. Senator Bever idge to-day reintroduced his general child-labor bill as an amendment to the District of Columbia child-labor bill with a view of securing action dur ing the present session, the District bill having already been reported. In the same connection he gave notice that he would speak on the subjects oa Janu ary 14. The senator informed his friends that it was his intention tw press the matter to a conclusion if pos sible. NEGRO PROBLEM IS YITAL SENATOR CULBERSON DEFENDS PRESIDENTS ORDER. Discharge of Colored Troops Upheld Senate Devotes. Almost Entire Ses sion to Discussion of the Affair Sen ator Forakcr Replies Briefly to Cul berson. "Washington, Jan. 3. After two weeks of vocation the senate sat for two and a haif hours to-day and then adjourned until Monday. The session was devot ed almost entirely to further discus sion of President Roosevelt's order dis missing the negro troops of the Twenty-fifth infantry for "shooting up" BrownsvilU, Texas. Senator Culberson . defended the or der, Bringing to its support many quo tations taken in connection with the affray. He closed with an Impassion ed statement of the position of the south on the negro, which he declared to be the most vital and flangerous problem before the American people. Senator Foraker replied briefly, ex pressing his intense interest in having speedy action on his resolution for an investigation. Senator Lodge proposed an amendment to his resolution for an investigation, which had the effect of admitting the president's authority as commander-in-chief of the army and navy to take the action he did, and of restricting the investigation to the occurrence In Brownsville. On mo tion of Senator Hale, the resolution was given the right of way Monday. NEW lOHK STATE HAH. Annual Meeting Will Discuss Very Im portant Question. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 3 At the annual meeting of the New York State Bar association in this city January 16, one of the most important matters to be discussed has reference to the "law's delays," the following 'being, as the programme state, "suggested by Pres ident Roosevelt's recent message to congress." "No judgment shall be set aside or new trial granted in any case, civil or criminal, on the ground of misdirec tion of the jury or the improper admis sion or rejection of evidence or for any error as to any mater of pleading or procedure unless, in the opinion of the court to which the application is made, after an examination of the entire cause, it shall affirmatively appear that the error complained of resulted in a miscarriage of justice." Other subjects and speakers Includes "Savings Banks Life Insurance for Workingmen," by Louis ID. Brandeis, of Boston. MILl'ORU lOWN ME.ET1XO, Votes for ?50,000 Bond Issue for New School House. Milford.Jan. 3. A special town meet ing to-night authorized the board of selectmen to lay an extra three mill tax and to take steps for the lesue of bonds of $50,000 redeemable in twenty five years at a rate of Interest not ex ceeding 4 per cent., for the purpose of building a new school house, which Is to be located on the plot of ground where the old "regicides' " house stood and which is to cost about J70.000. Work on the building will he started in March and it is hoped to have it ready for occupancy by the fall of 1008. To Ask Wage Inrrense. Philadelphia, Jan. 3. At a meeting of textile workers in this city to-night it was unanimously voted to ask for an increase in wages of from 15 to 25 per cent. Delegates representing about 60,000 were present from the following organizations: Cloth Weavers, Uphol stery Weavers, Rug Weavers, Loom Fixers, Weft Weavers, Turkish Towel Weavers, German Textile Workers, French Textile Weavers, Damask Weavers, Beaman, and Twisters and Warpers. ASSASSINATION OF HEAD OF ST. PETERSBURG POLICE OFFICIALS HAVE FAILED THUi FAR TO IDENTIFY THE SI AH. Crime Trnced to" the Fighting Organiza tion of the Social Revolutionists Organization Issues Customary Proc lamation Avowing and Justifying the Crime Assassin About Twenty-two Tears Old Belongs to Intelligent Class of Workingmen. 1 St. Petersburg, Jan. 3. The police have not yet succeeded in identifying the terrorist who shot and killed Major General Von Der Launitz, prefect 'of police of St. Petersburg, at the insti tute of Experimental Medicine, this afternoon, and who cooly turned the revolver against himself while he was falling under the sabres of the prefect a escort. The authorship of this crime, however, like the recent assassination of Count Ignatieff and t'he unsuccess ful attempt to 'blow up Premier Stoly pin with a bomb, has been traced to the fighting organization of the Social Revolutionists, who recently resolved to resume full terroristic activity. The organization to-night issued the cus tomary proclamation avowing and jus tifying the killing of General Von iDer Launitz, which was accomplished with an ease and simplicity that has struck terror into the hearts of all other of ficials on the revolutionary death list. The man who committed the crime was about twenty-two years old, and apparently 'belonged to the intelligent working class. The police affirm he was a Jew. He was provided with a card of admission to the dedication of the church, but this card bore no name. The authorities have nut been able to lam how he obtained this invitotlon to the ceremony, which was extremely select, only about 150 Invitations hav ing been issued. Prince Peter Alexandrovltch, duke of Oldenburg, Is a patron of the Institute. Among the guests present were his wife, Grand Duchess Olga, youngest sister of Emperor Uicholas; Princess Eugenia Emilianova, and a number of other persons prominent at court. ! The fact that General Von Den , Launitz was to attend the consecra of the church. of the institute was not generally known, and the terrorists i must have learned this from, sources within the police department. It has developed that the prefect was accom panied to the church by. his usual bodyguard of secret service, men hut not one of these had the slightest sus picion of the mui'-derer, although his toll-stained hands were completely out of harmony with his faultless evening clothes, a garb which everybody at tending official ceremonies in Russia must don. ; The fall of General Von Der Laun itz was followed by a scene of indes cribable hysteria and confusion. The Duke of Oldenburg who was one of the few men who retained their compo sure, seized the assassin's hand after he had fired twice and the succeeding shots were discharged into the celling. But before the duke could disarm him one of the officers who had accompan ied the prefect drew his sabre and struck the assassin a powerful blow which completely cut out a portion of his skull. As the man was falling he shot himself in the stomach with the last bullet in his revolver. His death was Instantaneous, 'but several officers continued to hack franziedly at his prostrate body until the duke of Olden burg struck up their swords and forced them to desist. In addition to two persons arrested within the church, the doors of which were closed after the shooting, several others were taken Into custody In a neighboring factory, which is 'believed to have served as headquarters for the terrorists. It was during the time that Ganeral Von Der Lunltz was governor of Tam bov that there occurred the terrible repression of the agrarian disorders in Tambov province, and it was in retri bution for these repressions that Maria Spiridonovo, the Russian Joan of Arc, shot Chief of Police Buzhenoffsky, one of the subordinates of General Von Der Launitz. POLICE OUl OF POLITICS. Annual Report of Commissioner Blng hum Over 8,000 Men. New York, Jan. 3. An Increase of 1,400 men, a radical reorganization of the detective bureau, which he de scribed as "seriously defective," and complete divorce of the police depart ment from all election work, are among the recommendations made by Police Commsosloner Bingham in his annual report, made public to-day. The department now has 8,817 men available for active dJty. Charged With Embezzlement. Schenectady, N. Y., Jan. 3.-Jay Cady Wemple, treasurer of New Hope lodge, No. 730, F. and A. M., was arrested this afternoon on the charge of embez zlement of $2,000 of the society's funds. He is held under $2,500 bail to await a hearing. He had 'been treasurer of the lodge for seven years, and was given every opportunity to make good the alleged shortage. He lost heavily in the failure of the Schelnectady Engin eering & Contracting Co., which re cently went into bankruptcy. Fatally Stricken at . Banquet. Boston, Jan. 3. While attending a banquet to one of his successors at the Qulncy house to-night, former Mayor John B. Henderson of Everett was stricken with apoplexy and died with in a few minutes. Henderson, who was the chief executive of Everett in 1S97, had been street commissioner of that city since 1300. COUNTER ATTACK STARTED. New York Cotton Exchange Prepares to Bring Suit. New York, Jan. 3. The board of managers of the New York cotton ex change prepared to make a counter at tack upon Congressman Livingstone of Georgia and President Harvie Jordan of the 'Southern Cotton Growers asso ciation (because of their application to the postofflce department for a fraud order against the exchange. The man agers of the exchange agreed to con sult their counsel as tp.the advisabil ity of bringing a suit of libel against Congressman Livingstone and Presi dent Jordan. Tho following resolution wag adopt ed by the board of managers to-night, and was made public by Superintend ent King: "Resolved, That the counsel of the exchange, Mr. Henry W. Taft he con sulted as to the advisability of bring ing suit, against Leonldas L. Living stone, oongreesman from, Georgia, and Havle Jordan, president of the South ern Cotton Growers association for li bel, and, if possible, for criminal libel, In the affidavits which they have ad dressed to the postofflce department at Washington requesting the issuance of a fraud order against the New York cotton exchange." i DR. WEAVER'S BODY FOUND DISCOVERED HAXGISG FROM A TRUE IN THE WOODS, Evidently Took Ills Life Shortly Aftet Disappearing From State Hospital at Centrnl Isllp, L. I. Native of Hart ford and Resided In New Haven a Number of Years. New York, Jan. 3. The body of Dr, William Myron Weaver, a patient at the State hospital at Central Islop, Long Island, was found to-day hanging from a tree In the woods a mile from the hospital. Dr. Weaver had suffered from homicidal mania, but had so far recovered that he was allowed the free dom of the grounds. He wandered away from the hospital some days ago. He had evidently hanged himself short Jy after he disappeared, as the body showed that death had taken place sev eral days before it was discovered. Dr, Weaver was a native of Hartford, Conn., though he had lived in New York city for a number of years. Many friends in Nw Haven will be sorry to hear of Dr. Weaver's death. He lived in this city several years, and was a successful newspaper man. HIS work as police court reporter attract ed attention at one time. He was a graduate of the Yale Medical school. BIO HRE IN AtiV YO UK- tiait Million Dollars Damage to Cow- perthwalte & Son. New York, Jan. 3. Fire destroyed the big furniture store of Coperthwaite & Sons at Third avenue and 121st street to-night entailing a loss of half a mil lion dollars and causing Injury to four firemen, nono seriously. The blaze, which started a few minutes after 6 o'clock, quickly developed Into the most spectacular fire seen in Harlem In a long time. It Mocked the Third avenue elevated line for hours at the time of its heaviest traffic and drew such Immense crowds that many police reserves were called out to maintain order. For a time the fire threatened the entire block and it reaulred three hours' hard work by the firemen to bring it under control. Tho Cowperth walte establishment, a big five story strfcoture. was destroyed. The stock was valued at $200,000, fully insured, and the building at as much more. SHIP ARRIVAL), IN NEW YOliK During Past Year 11,700 Vessels alled Into Harbor. New York, Jan. 3. During the year 1906 the total number of vessels which arrived In the port of New York, ac cording to the books of "the govern ment at the 'barge office, was 11.706, of which 6,312 were steamers, and 5,294 were sailing vessels. This shows an Increase of 307 vessels over the year 1905. There was an Increase of 348 in the number of steamers, and a decrease of forty-one sailing vessels. Massachusetts Negroes Appeal. Boston, Jan. 3. A petition signed by nearly a thousand negroes in this state, was sent to Senator W. Murray Crane to-night urging him to co-oper ate with Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio in the effort to obtain a hearing for the, soldiers of the 25th infantry who were discharged on account of the affair at Brownsville, Texas, on August 13, 1906. Signatures for the pe tition were obtained by the New Eng land Suffrage league. Mangled Body Found. Plalnville, Jan. 3.The horribly man gled body of an unknown man was found to-night beside the tracks of the Highland division of the New York. New Haven and Hartford rail road near the Plainvii'.e station. Parts of the body were strewn along the tracks for a distance of about a rod Coroner Wright of New Britain was called and ordered the body removed to the rooms of a local undertaker. New Trial Ordered. Hartford, Jan. 3. 'One decision was handed down by the supreme court tf errors to-day at its adjournment after a two days' session here. The case is that of Gilbert L. Dickerson vs. the Consolidated railway. Error is found nd new trial ordered. ,. FROM POST TO POST IMPORTANT TESTIMONY TEND ING TO FIX BLAME FOR B. & O. WRECK. Dctrow Sure That No. 66, the Local Ex press Train Smashed lip, Had Cleared the Block at Takoina Park Before He Displayed White Target for No. 2120 Eight Witnesses Examined Testi mony Relates Mostly to Blojk Sys tem. Washington, Jan. 3. The most Im portant testimony in connection with the investigation by the coroner's jury to determine the cause and to place the responsibility for the disastrous wreck at Terra Cotta on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad last Sunday night was that given by W. M. Detrow, who was the operator a!t Silver Springs. He said he was sure that No. 66, the local ex press train that was smashed up, had cleared the block at Takoma Park be fore he displayed the white target for No. 2120, known as the "dead" train, which crashed Into the local. It was brought out by the coroner that Mr. Detrow was an extra operator and had not worked at Sliver Springs regularly, but was shifted from post to post, ac cording to the needs of the service. The witness said that because of the foggy weather last Sunday night he had tak en unusual precautions to see that a red light wa3 put up early. He testi fied that the local was about thirteen minutes late when It passed him, and that Then No. 2320 came through it was running about thirty miles an hour. Detrow will be examined further. . At to-day's session eight witnesses, all employes of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, were examined. The testimo ny mostly related to the block system and the signal lights. Coroner Nevltt demanded that the railroad officials give a definite answer as to why the first relief train for Terra Catta was delayei at University station for thir teen minutes and a fast passenger train allowed to pass it, and why the rail road company took It upon itself to ar range for the removal of the dead' be fore he had seen the bodies. The cor oner charges several of these railroad witnesses with being evasive in their answers to his questions. The coroner declared that when he went to the Bal timore and Ohio station immediately after hearing of the accident and asked how he could get to Terra Catta a. rail road official told him the only way was to take an ambulance or patrol wagon. "That was all the satisfaction I (the oroner) could get at the station, and finally I ordered a second relief trait- sent out, and afur some delay the train was started." ' J. W Kelley, trainmaster of the Bal timore division, In his testimony point ed out that !t was not an unusual thing for No.- 66 to be from ten to twenty minutes late in reaching Washington. Asked whether the engineer of No. 2120 had a right to suppose he would be protected by the block signal and by the use of torpedoes, the witness said that the block signal system Is absolute, and for that reason No. 2120 should not have been in the block at the same time with No. 66. ' NO OtNERAL STRIKE YET. Firemen's Trouble on Southern Railway Not Extended. Peoria. 111.,- Jan, 3. Grand Master John J. Hannahan and members of the executive board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Englnemen, after three days' consideration of a plan by which the brotherhood may win the strike begun several days ago by 350 firemen of the Atlantic system of the Southern Pacific company, to night went to Chicago to continue de liberations. It has not been decided to call a general strike of firemen on the Harriman lines, but Hannahan to-night said, that he would win the struggle or lose it after a hard fight. Advices from Texas and Lousiana say that the strike situation is unchanged. FtLL OUT OF CAB Remnrkable Escape of Fireman on the Gilt Edge. Providence, R. I., Jan. 3. Shortly after the "Gilt Edge" express en the CSTew York, New Haven and Hartford railroad left Providence for New York to-night, the engineer discovered that Fireman H. G. Preston was missing from the cab. At the first station word was sent back to this city. Preston was found wandering in a dazed con dition beside the railroad track a short distance outside the Providence yard. He was removed to a hospital, where it was found that the only injury he had sustained was a slight cut ca the head. Preston said he fell from the cab at a curve In the road. Held on Charge of Horse Stealing. Woodbury, Jan. 3. Frank Rx blnson was held In $500 bonds to-day on a charee of horse stealing. The horse was owned by Michael Keeley, a junk dealer of aWterbury. It was alleged that the animal was taken from AVa terbury last Saturday, driven to this place and turned over to Robinson, who disposed of it in New York state. Robinson refused to say where he sold the horse. His case will probably come up January 11. Yale Team Wins. Pittsburg, Jan. 3 The Yale hockey team defeated the Western University I of Pennsylvania team to-night at Du- quesne Garden by a score of 2 to 0. ROCK ISLAND WRECK. Inquest Postponed Operator Will be Principal Witness. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 3. The Inquest to be held over the bodies of the men killed in tho Rock Island wreck at Volland, Kan., yesterday, was to-day postponed until Monday. John Lynes, the nineteen year old operator at Vol land, will be the principal witness.' , The officials of the railroad company say that the total number of dead will not exceed thirty-two. There are twenty-eight bodies at Topeka and Alma, including those of persons who were killed outright, bodies of victims who have died since the wreck and the charred corpses that were recover ed from the smoking car after the fire. Of these twenty-three are bodies of Mexicans. COURT MARTIAL POSTPONED Major Penrose Not to be Tried Until Next Month. Washington, Jan. 3. The war depart ment has been advised that the trial by court-martial of Major C. W. Pen rose and Captain E. A. Macklln, Twenty-fifth infantry, on the charge of neg lect of duty in connection with the Brownsville affair, which was to have been begun at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tex., to-morrow, has been postponed until February 4 on account of the disability of Captain Macklln, who recently was shot by a supposed robber at Fort Reno, Oklahoma, Shoujd Captain Macklin's condition on that date be such as to make it impos sible for him to stand trial the date will be further postponed. DISCRIMINATION IS CHARGED COMPLAIXT FILED WITH INTER STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION. Standard Oil Company Charged With Getting Better Rates Than Other Concerns City Council of Atchison, Kan.) a Party to the Complaint Board of Trade of Kansas City Also Makes Allegations. Washington, Jan. 3. (Discrimination In favor of the Standard OU company by railroads against other oil shippers Is charged In a petition and complaint filed to-day with the Interstate Com merce commission by the National Pe troleum association against the Ann Arbor Railroad company and fifty oth er lines, constituting the Central Traf fic: association; the Trunk Line asso ciation and the New England territo ry. E. L. Rogers & Co., merchants of Philadelphia, complain that the Phila delphia and Reading Railway com pany has placed an unjust embargo on their . shipments of hay and straw from Philadelphia. They ask damages in the sum of $10,000 and reauest the Interstate Commerce commission to order a discontinuance of the alleged embargo and discrimination.' , The city council of Atchison. Kan!, has filed with the commission a com plaint against the Missouri Pacific and other western railroads alleging that the defendants operate free of charge elevators in Kansas City., Mo., Leav enworth and Coffeyville, Kan., but re fuse so to operate elevators in Atchi son. The botrd of trade of Kansas City, Mo., alleges to the commission that the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail way ana other lines running into Kan sas City charge $2 a car for the recon slgnment of grain shipped out of the city. The board raquests that the commission -prohibit the levying of such a charge or that the charge, if levlew at all, be made just and rea sonable. The allegation is made to the com mission by the Southern Grocery com pany of Moultrie, Gas., against the Georgia Northern iRailroad company and other lines that the defendants levy hisher rates of freight upon ship ments to Moultrie from Cincinnati, Louisville and Memphis than they levy upon like shipments to other contigu ous points in Georgia, The oomplalnts request that the dis crimination be abated. ABUSED Hh.R DAUGHTER, Mrs. Martha Main of Ledyard Sentenced to Jail. Norwich. Jan. 3. Mrs. Martha Main of Ledyard was sentenced to 'six months in jail in the criminal superior court here to-day for abusing her sev en year old daughter. George El. Main, father of the child, and George P. Main, grandfather, testified to the ill treatment of the little girl. D. W. Thrall, state agent of the humane so ciety, said that Mrs. Main had admit ted to him that she had broken the girl's arm and nose and destroyed the sight of one eye. Might Have Ended Her Life. Woodbury, Jan. 3. Mrs, Herbert Griswold, wife of a farmer, took a dose of hellebore this afternoon, mistaking it for licorice powder. Heroic treat ment was used, and although her con dition was serious, it Is believed she will recover. Wnterbury 5, New Britain 0. Waterbury, Jan. 3- Waterbury easily defeated the New Britain team c the Connecticut Roller Polo league here this evening by & score of 5 to 0, PROSECUTION CLOSES IN LICOR'CE PASTE CASE CONTENTION OF THE GOVERN MENT SUSTAINED BY JUDGE BOUGH, Case to Go the Jury on All Three of the Counts Specified In the Indictment' Continental Tobacco Company Owns Seventy Per Cent, of the McAndrewa & Forbes Company Stock. New York, Jan, 3. The prosecution in the case of the MacAndrews & Forbes company, the J. S. Young com pany and Karl Jungbluth and Howard E. Young, charged with violating the Sherman anti-trust law, in an attempt to monopolize the sale of llcoflce pasta in this country, was concluded to-day. Judge Hough sustained the govern ment's contention that the case should go to the jury on all three of the countsi specified In the indictment. One of th counts charges the defendants with ef fecting a "combination," another that It "entered into a conspiracy," and the third "that it attempted to monopolize - the paste industry." Counsel for the defense contended that the government should elect which of the counts of the Indictment it proposed to rest its case upon, but their contention was over ruled by the court. Among the spectators in the court room when Attorney Junius Parker made the opening argument fro the de fense was James B. Duke, president of the American Tobacco company, of which it is charged the MacAndrews & Forbe3 company and the J. S. Young company are subsidiaries. . Mr. Parker, in his argumentdeclar ed that the defense would show that the defendants had at no time violated the Sherman anti-trust law. . The facts were, he said, that the Con-t tinental Tobacco company owned 70 per cent, of the stock of the MacAndrews & Forbes company, and therefore con trolled the Young company and the other, plants named in the indictment, The Continental' company, said Mr. Parker, made 80 per cent, of the plug tobacco produced in the country. The Continental company had simply hanV died its own business as it saw fit, with the idea of protecting its sources of raw supply of licorice root. Because of the situation prevailing in the Orient, Mr. Parker contended, the company, took steps to control that source of raw supply. .At every turn the sultan, of Turkey might, at his discretion, place an export tax on the raw root, pwStiiaJ It beyond their ability, to: secure. The- Continental company could have legally declined to supply, any of its competitors with licorice paste, he con tended, but, on the contrary, it had freely sold to them. He said in conclu sion that the Continental ' company owned the MacAndrews & Forbes com pany and had a perfect legal right to administer its own business in its ovti way, and as it saw fit, without violat ing any of the provisions of the Sher man anti-trust law, or without being guilty of "conspiracy," "combining" or "monopolizing." -They could not con spire or combine with themselves, hev said, and the proof ' would show the defense had made no attempt to mo nopolize or control anything but the supply of the raw root to protect its own business. Mr. Duke was the first witness called, by the defense. He said he was the resident of the American Tobacco company, and had been since its form- " (Continued on Second Page.) tfVfiJOH'A blHUONER ASHORE. Four Master on Beucn .near vupo Henry Light. Norfolk, Va., Jan. 1 An unknown! four-masted schooner went ashore last night half a mile south of Cape Henry, lighthouse. , Surfmen at the Cape life-saving sta- tion saw distress signals and went out in the surf boat. , ' Early this morning they were still standing by the vessel. There was a fifteen-mile wind from the south at the Cape and a light sea. Wrecking com panies have been notified, and It is probable the vessel will be floated easily. , STATE B LIKD. , . Seventy-Two Cnos Were Cared Fof Last Year. Hartford, Jan. 3. -Steady progress and improvements of a healthy and permanent nature in the work under itse, is the belief expressed by the state board of education for the blind in its annual report to the sovernr. The' whole number of pupils under state charge during the year was 72. Eight of these were at the Perkins in stitute, forty were at the Connecticut Institute for the Blind at Hartford and 21 were in the department of trade. Shipping News. New York, Jan. 3. Sailed: Steamers La Lorraine, Havre; Cassell, Bremen; United States, Christiansand; Copiinha- Een, etc.; Petersburg, Rotterdam and ibau. . 1 New York, Jan. 3. Steamer Etruna,,, Liverpool and Queenstown for Nivvv York, in communication with the sta tion at Cape Race, N. F , when the ves sel was 1,086 miles east of Sandy Hoys at 10:30 a. m. Will probably dock at 8:30 a. m. Sunday. Cape Race, N. F., Jan. 8. Steamer New York, Southampton and Cherbourg for New York, in communication with the Marconi station, 1,090 miles east of Sandy Hook at 10 a. m. Will probably dock at 8:30 a. m. Sunday. - Steamer La Bretagne, Havre for New Yorw in communication with the Mar coni station 240 miles southeast at 2:39 p. m. Will probably dock at 3:30 p. nw Sunday. . . . , Havre, Jan. 3. (2 a. m.) Arrived Steamer La Province, New York, vl t