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Part 2. t NEW HAVEN, CCXOT., SATI7HDAY JANUARY 5, 1907. li: i ft 1 :4- 1 1, V' f i It it ft IF If-1 I I pi 1 ft: it. V KNOX HELD WITHOUT BAIL TO 42V5TFJJ JOJS SHOOTING YOU it G KELLEY, Colored Man's Plea Will Probably be Self Defense Attorney 'Williams May Bring Him Before Grand Jury This Morning. Coroner Mix finished his finding In the murder case of Frederick McGann Kelley, for which crime Samuel Knox, the colored man, is now held without bail, accused of shooting Kelley to death. ' Coroner Mix finds Knox guilty of having criminally killed Kelley, by shooting him with a .32 caliber revolv er. The finding was filed with State Attorney Williams in the superior court yesterday afternoon, and there seems hut little doubt that the elate attorney will bring the accused before the grand jury on a bench warrant this morning. Meanwhile Knox is held without bonds. The finding states that on the night of January 1, at about 11:15 o'clock p. in., Kelley and two companions were . coming abreast up the east side of Church street. Coming in the opposite direction and also walking abreast were Knox and his wife, and Coleman (all colored). The two parties met in front of the livery stable driveway at 67 Church street, and they bumped In passing. Dunn, one of Kelley's companions, then testifies that Knox struck him in the back. Knox and his wife, however, etate that Knox was struck first. Knox then claims that he returned the blow. Words flollowed. Mrs. Knox got a liold of her husband, and some by standers also tried to stop the affair. Knox went into the street, and as Kelley came towards him, the coroner , finds, that Knox took the revolver irom his outside coat pocket, and fired it at Kelley. Kelley fell, and then Knox -ran awaj, , The finding 'contains the autopsy performed by Medical Examiner Bart lett. The autopsy states that the bul let entered the abdomen, and .that death resulted about a half hour after the wound was inflicted. The grand Jury will decide on what charge Knox is to be tried. ANNUAL DIRECTORS' MEETING. Y. M. C. A. Affairs to be Considered on January 14. The directors of the Y. M .C. A. will hniH thpir annual meeting at its rooms In the association building January 14. The directors have put tne association on a self-supporting basis during the past six months, and the force of em ployes has been considerably cut down. The Y. M. C. A. paper, "The Young Men of New Haven," has been dls- continued as a weekly, and a. month ly of the same name has been started tin a firm financial basis. The resignation of Mrs. Walter R. Downs from the presidency of the Women's auxiliary of the association has taken place. Mrs. Downs had been president since its formation, and was forced to resign on account of ill health. Mrs. B. L. Mott was elected . to take her place, and the helpful work of the auxiliary continues. Dr. C. G. Lang of Trenton, N. J., the new physical director of the Y. M. C. A., has commenced his work with the local association.1 (Edward W. Dann of 346 Sherman avenue has 'been appointed superin tendent of the Y .M. C A. building suceeding Edwin W. Voorhees, who will hereafter confine his attention to his duties as financial secretary. Mr. Dann waa appointed by a special com mittee of the directors of the associa tion of which G. F. Burgess is chair man. WILL HOLD ENTERTAINMENT. St Mary's Altar Boys Begin Practicing for This Occasion. The altar boys of St. Mary's church will hold an entertainment and supper at the St. Mary's academy on Orange street some Saturday during the latter part of this month. They had their first practice yester day at the academy, and under the supervision of the Dominican Sisters have shown good signs of giving an excellent performance will be an ideal football game between Yale and Har vard. The altar boys have picked two strong elevens, apparently evenly matched to represent these two big col leges. The players have already begun training. The Rev. Father MSchane, O. P., will act as referee at this grand oc casion. The entertainment is the first one of ts kind given by the altar boys and it is hoped that it will meet with good succesi. RALLY AT CENTER CHURCH. There will be another Sunday school rally under the auspices of the Pastor's union at Center church Sunday after ' noon at 3 o'clock. The meeting will be I similar in character to those held dur ing the past week, and will be special ly for the benefit of the down town churche:!. Rev. Mr. Castor, the assistant pastor of Center church, will be the speaker. The matter to be treated of will be on the line of religious education for the young. In the cities great good has ibeen accomplished by following the methods which will be fully explained at the meeting. MR. CRONAN. Sells Eighty-five Acres in Walllngford. Patrick J. Cronan of New Haven has sold to Aaron, Harry and 'Hyman Husel of Wallingford eighty-'flve acres with "buildings o nthe North Farms. FUNERAL. The funeral servces of Michael J. Commerford of Walllngford takes place this morning at Holy Trinity church. He was twenty-six years of age and is jmrvived by a wife, mother and five sisters, Mrs. O. Woods, Misses Annie, Margaret, Mamie and Loretta Cassldy. STARTS WITH THE SEW YEA It. A Mining Exchange Under Produce Ex change Auspices. Concernins the step forward by the iNew York Produce Exchange to com bine with the produce exchanse, a mining exchange that shall be of high standing and repute the following from a letter by W- R. McDowall, edi tor of MoDowall's Magazine is of spec ial interest: The new year ushers in a real mining exchange and the middle of the month should see business there in full swing. Minina is at last to have a real ex change, an exchange where the public will be absolutely protected in their transactions with it, and where it will be possible for the stocks, of good mines to find a reputable body of men standing for them. At the outset a list of stocks taken from the most active issues at present traded in on the .New York curb, from the Nevada stocks, from the Cobalt stocks and from other camas will be used as a medium for trading, and, until such time as the listing committee shall have listed a sufficient number of companies, which will be required to pass through the most stringent examination. This step is taken to give the public a true market in the shares now most active, and is designed to do away with the present "unreliable and im proper'' quotations, being circulated by mining brokers. All transactions upon the floor will be registered upon the books of the exchange, and no mem ber will be permitted to send out any list of cuotations other than the offi cial dictation list. Tradi"si in mining shares "on mar gin" will be absolutely prohibited. This opens th edoor to too much trickery and causes tremendous loss to the public. The price of mining shares is low enough to be within the raach of every investor, and If he ii only per mitted to buy "outright" he will at the worst, in the event of a slump, only face a depreciation in the value of his shares, but cannot be wiped out. By special act of the legislature of the state of New York, passed April 19, 1862, a charter was granted to the New York Commercial association, the name of wh'.ch was changed by an 1 amendment passed February 13, 1S6S, to New York Produce exchange. This exchange now has some 2,400 members, among whom are many of our leading merchants, the leading men of the shipping trade, flour, grain and commission brokers and many members of the New York stock ex dianse. It is one of the eldest com mercial bodies in America, md has at times stood throughout the world as tha embodiment of the highest princi ples in business affairs. This is .no new exchange, Kjere are no unknown quantities about it or Its members, Its organization , is perct, and ita -members are responsible mex with whom anyone may safely trade. ' There will without doubt be fully 500 active floor members, once the trading in minins shares is in full swing, and they alone, with their many connec tions, will put ew life and blood into and open new channels for the mining business. ' Once mining i firmly established up on a sound working basis, the listing of the stocks of industrial, electric tractions, gas and electric lighting stocks, etc., not already listed on the New York Stock exchange will be tak en up and a proper market made for such issues. This subject will be discussed from time to time in McDowell's Mazazlne, published at 6S Wall street. The price is $1 per year. CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH AN NUAL MEETING. , The annual meeting of the members of the church of the Messiah was held last Wednesday evening in the vestry of the church. There was a large attendance. The meeting was preceded by the regular monthly supper. Reports from the sev eral committees were read, and the election of officers was held. Following are the names of those elected: Pru dential committee, Roger M. Sherman, W. A. Waterbury, G. E. Hubbard, John Visscher, Albert G. Fisher, R. A. West on; church collector, F. W. Fowles; auditors, Frank Coxeter, H. F. Gordon; missionary collector to look after con tributions for the state convention and general missionary funds, M. M. Whit temore. The church has undergone considerable repairs during the past few months, and quite a sum has been expended for that purpose, but the meeting was an enthusiastic one, and the outlook for the future is most bright and promising. DANDELIONS BLOOMING. When James A. Church, the builder, of 232 Sherman avenue, sat down to dinner this noon he found at his plate a bunch of dandelions which his wife had placed there. Mrs. Church picked the dandelions in her dooryard this niormn, Mr. and Mrs. Church usually go to Florida every January, but they said to-day that they might postpone this year's trip, since 'the flowers were blooming in the winter in the onrth. On Thanksgiving day Mrs. Church picked violets in her yard. TWO RIBS BROKEN. Because of Folding Bed Accident. Mrs. Willadson, of Chapel street, is now confined to her bed with two broken ribs because of the treachery of a folding bed. Mr. Willadson, who conducts a gro cery store and meat market at the corner of Chapel and Academy streets, went to bed New Year's eve at about 9:30 o'clock. The folding bed, which is a large upright one, was all right until Mrs. Willadson went to retire at about 10 o'clock. The came the trou ble, the bed folded. Mr. Willadson, who was lfcing fiat on the bed, received but slight bruises, and Is now attending his duties at the store. His wife did not share such good fortune, for she was bending over and thus was in a cramped condition. LATEST FAIR HAVEN NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ACROSS THE RIVER. New Officers at Grand Avenue Congre gational Sunday School Workers at Wire Mill Have Prospects of Four More Months' Work Church, Lodge, Social and Personal Notes. Albert G. Mclntyre, general superin tendent of the Sunday school connect ed with the Grand Avenue Congrega tional church, has reorganized the same, and to-morrow the newly elected officers will take hold. Many have been re-elected, and there are a few new workers. "Mr. Mclntyre has been superintendent of the school, but the office of general superintendent has been created, and Mr. Mclntyre ap pointed to this position. The new plan is one of departments, and to have a superintendent and assistants for each. The new officers are as follows: Gen eral' superintendent, Albert G. Mcln tyre; deparment superintendents for main school, Jahn W. Hanover; assist ant, Herbert L Seward; primary de partment, first superintendent, Miss Jennie Grlswold; second superintend ent, Mrs. A. N. Mclntyre; Sunday et'hool secretary, Sherwood Hanover, assistant, Harry Hall; treasurer, Wal ter S. Davis; organist, Miss Ethel Wil liams; librarian, A. B. Barnes, jr.; superintendent Ferry street branch, George Gutbrod. The membership of the main school and the branch is B43. Mr. Mclntyre has been in Sunday school work over forty years, and it is doubtful If there is any Sunday school superintendent in the city with so long a record. He was superintendent at Ferry street when there was a chrurch there, and has served in that capacity before coming to this city. ' Hiram Camp division, S. of T.,.held a masquerade party and penny fair at its rooms, 17 Grand avenue, last even ing. Isaac E. Dolby of Ccntervtlle, Md., formerly of Fair Haven, is visiting here. Mr. Dolby lives on a small form In the south, Raymond, son of Janitor Williams of the Strong school, who has been critic ally ill with typhoid fever, is improv ing, and is ableto sit up. Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth M. wife of Alva'h H. Grannis, were held at her late residence, 204 Front street, yesterday afternoon, and were attended by Rev. Dr. Sneath. The houso was filled with relatives and friends. There was a large number of floral tributes, which completely cov ered the casket. The Interment was in Fair Haven cemetery. Monthly communion service will be held at several of the churches to-morrow. At the East Pearl Street church in the morning, there will be commun ion and reception of members. Services at the Grand Avenue Bap tist church Sunday Include public wor ship at 10:30 a. m., and sermon by the pastor, Rev. Charles G. Smith. Sub ject, "The Covenant Call." The com munion will follow the sermon. Public worship at 7:30 p. m., and sermon on "Life of Trust." There is prospect of work at the Na tional Wire Corporation plant for at least four months, beginning January 10. It is expected that at the end of that term there will have been a re organization effected so that the busi ness can be continued. The rear office at H. W. Crawford & Co.'s undertaking establishment In Grand avenue has been newly decorat ed, both walls and ceiling, to conform with the front office, making a great improvement. Fort Hale lodge, N. E. O. P., held its regular meeting last evening. Mrs. W. R. (Downes of Qulnnlplac avenue is quite ill. O. E. Joos, who has been employed as an agent by 8. R. Blatchley for twelve years, has resigned and will re move to Hartford. John Long, formerly of Fair Hvaen, and now residing in Morris Cove, Is 111 with pneumonia. Mrs. Arthur Beck of Beacon avenue has returned after a visit of several days in New York. The plant of the George W. Prentiss Co. in Lenox street, formerly the Ready Bits plant, is to be doubled in manu facturing facilities by the building of a large wing. It 13 expected' that the force of operatives will be considerably increased. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Herman of Mar ket street are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son. A BAD BREATH. Nothing is more offensive than to sit next to or converse with a person who has a bad breath. Paxtine Toilet Anto septic cleanses and disinfects the mouth and renders the breath sweet and agreeable. Mrs. L. S. Simpson, of Wilmington, Del., writes: "My husband and I both use Paxtine for our teeth and as a mouth wash and we have never found anything so good. It not only removes all discolorations from the teeth but leaves a clean, refreshing taste in the mouth." F.r women's special toilet uses Pax tine has no equal. As fast as one woman learns of its value she is sure to tell others, which accounts for the large sale Paxtine is having every where. Have you tried Paxtine? 50c at druggists. For sample, address The R. Paxton Co., 75. Pope building, Bos ton, Mass. DEATH OF WEALTHY FARMER. Kent. Jan. 4. Luther Eaton died at his home here to-day. He was a wealthy farmer, and for a long time was first selectman of the town. He was born here January 4, 1826, and leaves a wife. He was a lifelong dem ocra". Mrs. J. H. Ryan, of Boston, left yes terday for her home after a pleasant Christmas and New Year's visit with her sisters, the Misses Ryan, of How ard avenue. LARGE ADDITION TO FACTORY. George W. Prentiss & Co. Incorporated for $500,000. The firm of George W. Prentiss & Co., now manufacturing machinery, tools and hardware, has been incorpor ated and will double Its facilities for business in the near future. The old Ready Bits factory on Lenox street will be enlarged by the building of an addition or wing, and the force of em ployes is to be increased. The capital stock is $500,000. Mr. Prentiss stated, yesterday that the officers of the corporation had not been elected and the organization of the new concern, which is to succeed Prentiss & Co., has not been completed. It is assured that George Prentiss will be elected president and manager, as he controls the great majority of the stock and is the prime mover In the business. The incorporators are George G. Prentiss, Harvey M. Prentiss ard Thomas C. Shilling, all of New Haven. THE WIRE MILL CLAIMS AGAINST CONCER FOR OYER $2,000,000. Cnse Heard Before Judge A. T. Rorn bnck in the Superior Court Yester day. The suit of the National Steel Wire company against the National Wire corporation, of this city, which has been in the hands of temporary receiv ers, came up on several motions at the short calendar session of the superior court yesterday before Judge Albert T. Roraback. Creditors and stockholders were present or represented at this meeting, according to the notice sent out by the temporary receivers. The claims presented by the various cred itors aggregated $2,783,630, The permanent receivers appointed are H. Stuart Hotchklss and ex-Mayor Frederick B. Farns worth. , Charles F. Bliss, of Ansonia, and J. Edward Schall, of this city, were appointed permanent appraisers. The temporary receivers were Henry L. Hotchklss, of this city, and Leroy Clark, of New York. A motion was passed limiting the time for the presentation of claims against the corporation until January 12. There had been an agreement among' credit ors and stockholders that it would b for the best interest all around to have the business continued for a time, and the motion for an order directing the receivers to carry on thrc business for four months, starting 6n January 10, or until further order of the court was granted. It was stated to the court by Attor ney Beach that a reorganization la ex pected to be effected within three or four months, the time allowed by the court for the continuation of the busi ness. He also stated, in presenting the motion for the continuing of the busi ness, that contracts to be filled by the corporation in the next four montni will amount to over a million dollars, with handsome profits.. Upon Inquiry of the court it was learned from Manager Smith, of the corporation, that at present there are 600 hands employed there. The claims presented were as fol lows: Federal Trust company, Boston, $470, 000. Manhattan Trust company, NewYork, $250,000. Hastings Steamship agency, Boston, $250,000. Swedish Steel company, $25,000. Pennsylvania Steel company, $75,000. Warner-Miller company, $1,800. Booth Mea? company, $200. Pn trick Mortell, $250. Attorney Day, representing various creditors, $25,000. Chafes E. Graham, West Ea?on, ' Fenedict-Pardee company, $1,780. Knickerbocker Trust company, New York, $150,000. The claim of the plaintiff corpora tion, as stated in court yesterday, Is for $1,900,000. MR. FOX'S LATEST MOVE. Senate to be Asked to Investigate Al leged Corrupt Practices. George L 'Fox made a new move yes terday in the effort he is making to provo that there was corrupt practices in the Tenth Senatorial district, In which F. L. Homan was the republican candidate for senator and James N. States the democratic candidate. Homan is contesting Slate's election, he claiming that in the count In the Fourth ward 100 votes were credited to State's, which ought to have been giv en to Homan. It Is alleged that Homan and his po litical agent, Town Clerk Whitaker, in fluenced votes by purchasing liquors and giving entertainments. Fox's latest move, made through At torney E. P. Arvine, his counsel, is In the form of a petition to the state sen ate to have a senate investigation into the election methods employed In the Tenth Senatorial district, and, if It is found that Homan is guilty of corrupt practices, to refuse him a seat in the senate and order a new election, pro viding it is shown he received the most votes. Deputy Sheriff Stevens served the papers yesterday on Alderman Homan. GIRLS' BASKETBALL GAME. New Britain High School Will Play Local Team Wednesday. The New Britain High school basket ball quintet will play the local High school girls' team next Wednesday evening at the Anderson gymnasium, this city. The New Haven girls put up an excellent game, and are confident of winning. THE NEW PUBLICATIONS iOME OF THE LATEST BOOKS OF THE SEASON. E. Phillips Oppenhelm'a New Novel "The Malefactor" - Forthcoming Books Book Notes Magazines. Another 'brilliant achievement from the pen of E. Phillips Oppenheim is his new novel, "The Malefactor," Just is sued by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. (Price $1.50.) It Is a striking story of rare originality. A young man of high social position, warm hearted, impetuous, chivalrous, has elected to face a sentence of penal ser vitude, rather than defend himself at the expense of a woman's reputation. Embittered by his terrible punishment. Sir Wlngrave Seton conies out of pris on with a fixed resolve to revenge him self, not only on the woman who has rwronged him, but on all human beings with whom he comes In contact. The plot Is unfolded with a skill that en dows the story in a peculiar degree with the elements which make a pop ular success. Indeed, for sheer inter est and fascination "The Malefactor" surpasses anything Mr. Oppenheim has hitherto written. There are many dra matic situations of great power and throughout the story telling is superb. There are several fine illustrations toy F. H. Townsend. Some of the com ments already concerning "The Male factor" are as follows: Strong, convincing and thoroughly interesting. London Sketch. Possesses the great merit of original ity. London World. A 'capital and surprising story. Liv erpool Courier. Anne Warner French, the. author of the Susan Clegg stories, has drama tized her popular story of "The Reju venation of Aunt Mary," and the play will be produced in New York next fall. In a recent interview she told a reporter that she wrote one million words in the first year she composed for publication, and she claimed ability to write in legible longhand one thou sand words an hour. Her claim on public recognition as a writer of hu morous future stories, however, rests on "Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop," and her other "Susan Clegg" stories. Of these stories the New York Times says, "Her. Susan Clegg" sto ries, rich In pungent humor and ex tremely clever in their portrayal of quaint and amusing character, deserve a place among the choice specimens of American humorous literature which means the best humorous literature In the world." V '" A' coal company recently ordered a copy of "The Divine Fire" from Messrs. Henry Holt and Company, and now the same publishers have received! an order for "The Log of the Sun" from a lumber company. One indication of the world-wide lnT i terest In the Panama canal is the fact j that Messrs. Cassell and Company of i London have already secured from ! Messrs. Henry Holt and Company the I English . market for Willis Fletcher Johnson's "Four Centuries of the Pan ama Canal." Messrs. Henry Holt and Company have concluded arrangements to pub lish in 1907 a new novel by William de Morgan, whose "Joseph Vance" has re ceived such remarkable praise from leading critics both here and abroad. The new book (about which no partic ulars have as yet been given out) will bear the rather striking title "Alice for Short." The Travel Magazine for January is largely a California number. The first article, by French Strother, Is called "California's Challenge," and goes to show the variety and extent of the at tractions the country offers. Helen Lukens Gaut describes "The Desert of Southern California," a wonderland creation of a vigorous mood of nature. "California Buildings Old and New," by Sarah Corns lock, describes the present characteristic architecture of Califor nia, and its origin In the mission bulld llngs of old Spanish days. An article by Susan Colton, on "Winter Bathing in the Pacific," belongs to this Califor nia group. Other articles are: "Ja maica, tha Garden Island of Our Trop ic Seas," by Percy K. Crocker; "A Calendar of Travel;" "The Little Mountain Climbers," by Jane Dudley; "A Camping Trip, In the Snow-Laden Woods," by Warwick Stevens Carpen ter," and "The Charm, of the Channel Islands," 'by Anne McClure Sholl. Washington and Cuban affairs and an article on the poet Whittler are all timely and notable papers in the Na tional Magazine for January. "The Bright Side of Packlngtown, toy Mary Humphrey, gives the reader an Intelli gible idea of conditions, and is bo widely different from the sensational material, that all good people, except those who are looking for "yellow lite rature," will appreciate the article. The "Home Department" is, as usual, full of those helpful hints. The num ber is filled with good fiction, among which might be especially noted the story "Reversing an Engineer," toy C. C. Johnson; "The Poor Man's Cow," by Miriam Sheffy; "A Comedy in the Air," by Charles Mcllvalne; "His Client," by F. Btnney de Forest. Everybody's Magazine for January has the Concluding portion cf Charles Edward Russell's "Soldiers of the Common Good.'" This closing chapter Is particularly well worth notice. Will Payne writes of "The Mere Incident of Failure," a suggestive 'title for an ar ticle dealing with business success. Edith Rickett contributes an allegory, "The Cry of the Slums," which will attract attention. Joseph C. Lincoln has a humorous article, "Issy and the Other,' " and Rupert Hughes deals with the gift problem in "The Christ mas Clearing House." Among the oth er contributors, mostly of fiction, are Charles G. D. Roberts, Thomas W. J Lawson, Robert E. Park, Margaret Su'tton Briscoe, Sewell Ford, Jack London, Surges Johnson, Grace Mac- Gowan Cooke and Juliet Wilbor Tomp kins, not to mention other names not yet so well known. Success Magazine for January con tains, under the title, "Francis J. Hen ey Fighting Man," a forceful charac terization, by CHenry Beach Needham, of the methods and achievements of this government attorney, who has been hailed as "the biggest man in th west." Samuel Merwin describes in this issue the proceedings of the organ izers of the lobby to date. "My Life So Far," Josiah Flyn't's frank autobio graphy, is continued. Frank Fayant'a "Fools and Their Money," a disclosure of the methods of financial sharps in Wall street, treats of the fake mining and oil companies that have been put out in recent years. "New York's Ho tel Palaces," toy R'emsen Crawford, is a treatment of the magnificent hostel- rles of New York, the greatest hotel city in the world. There Is the usual number of completed stories. The Red Book Magazine for January opens with a large number of art por traits of actresses, and contains a great variety of short stories, among which may be mentioned "When Gen ius Awoke," by Ella Mlddleton Tybout; "Cagler's Clean Record," by Elliott Flower; "The Chevalier of the Golden Coin," toy Leo Crane; Tor the Adorn ment of a Nipa Wall," by Lefa Field Hubbeil; "The Golden Chalice," by Al ice and Claude Askew, and "The Fly in the Ointment," by William Hamilton Osborne. Other stories are toy George Bronson Howard, Eloise Lee Sherman, F. L. Stealey, Forrest Crlssey, Ka'th erine Perry, Owen Oliver, Roland Ash ford Phillips and Barton Wood Currie. CONNECTICUT 'HOMICIDES. A Total of Forty-three In 1906; Mak ing a New 'Record. Hartford, Conn., January 4, Accord ing to reports just compiled, the num ber of homicides In Connecticut in 1906, running up to forty-three, surpassed the figure of any recent year, and ex ceeded by seventeen the annual aver age for the past decade. It was great er by sixteen than the combined total for the years 1900 and 1901. It footed up in excess of the high record of 1903, when thirty-three homicides occured. The number of victims was forty-six, as one case was a triple homicide and another a double homicide. The homicides for the year exceeded the annual average for the past tn yars by 65 pr cent. At least ten of the killings, involving twelve victims, were unintentional, and it is possible that a few more ynlght properly be included in the accidental class. The census of accidental killing by boys; was smaller than usual. In at least two instances the homicides were connmitted in self dofnrce. ';. ' , , ' v,: Of "the forty-six victims . of -last year's homicides, eight were women. OLD WARRIOR'S EYE UNDIMMiED Capt Larry O'Brien of ,New Haven, who attended the installatiJC. cere monies and banquet at Grand Army hall in Naugatuck Wednesday evening and who was the guest of his old war time friend,' M. P. Coen of High street, returned to New Haven this morning. Thirty-five years ago Capt O'Brien was a prominent figure in the ranks of the Fenian Brotherhood both here and in Ireland, and for his sympathies and participation in the struggles of that body in the cause of Irish liberty was arrested and thrown into the prison at Klenmel, County Tlpperary. lAfter a short period of connniment he succeeded in effecting his escape and fled to Paris. Later 'he came to the United States and on arriving in New Haven found hosts of friends who wel comed him with open arms. The cap tain is now a prosperous contractor in the Elm City and although the relent less hand of time has silvered his hair,' the flash of his fearless eye recalls the fire of youth and the days of his dar ing struggles for the emancipation of the native sod. Waterbury American. MRS. EDDY LIKED TO BE ROOKED. Mrs. Glover's hysterical spells be came more violent as she grew older. For months at a time she lived in an almost continuous state of collapse. She was given to long and lonely wan derings, especnally at night. During her many illnesses her family would leave- her in bed, apparently helpless, and returning a moment later find that she had disappeared. One manifesta tion of her pathological condition was mania for being rocked or swung. Mark Baker frequently took ithe grown woman in his arms, dropped into a big rocking chair, and soothed her to sleep like a baby, Then he carried her to bed, gently tucked her in, and stealth ily tiptoed out of the room. Mrs. Til ton, when Mary stayed at her house, performed like service. Usually, at the Tllton house, the task fell to one John Varney, the man of ail work. He, like the members of her own family, rocked her to sleep in his arms. To put an end to this proceeding, which they re garded as unseemly, the Tiltons con structed a huge cradle. It was built just like a baby's, with a decorated balustrade, soft cushions and other es sentials of comfort. It had at one end a platform; upon this "Varney sat, and, rocking hlms;lf, also rocked the cra dle. At times the Tllbons put up a large swing in Mrs. Glover's room. Her nephew, Albert Tilton, would swing her four hours in the daytime. Sometimes, with small coins, he would hire certain village boys as substitutes. "Swinging Mrs. Glover" became a pop ular way of turning a honest penny. One, at least, of these boys still lives, and has described his experience to the present writer. This swinging motion, indeed, grew absolutely indispensable to Mrs. Glover's peace of mind. Often her father had to carry her in his arms from room to room; and she always in sisted upon being carried up stairs. From 'Wary Baker G. Eddy." by Geor gine Milmlne in McClure's Magazine. CONDEMNED 500 CATTLE. SPECIAL SECTION ON RABIES IN STATE COMMISSIONER'S REPOR T Total Payments by the State tor Con demned Cattle Amounted to - Over Five Thousand Dollars Outbreak of Rabies Is by No Means Confined to Dogs, Says the Report. The annual report of General Heman O. Averill, commissioner on diseases of domestic animals, presented to Gover nor Roberts, covers the period ended September 30, 1906. . The laws regard- ' ing domestic animals are given and tha summary of the year's work toy tha v commissioner shows that he received. . 611 calls to examine cattle from 118 towns In the state. They examined 4, 319 head and condemned 470, for which the state paid an average price of $11.38 a head, a 'marked-down price from soma former payments a few years ago. The total payment toy the state for condemned cattle was $5,451.50; addingi the office and traveling expenses, $977.- 15, and payments to veterinarians fo? services and expenses. Including exam inations for glanders, $1,551.62, . makes ' ' the total expenses of the? administra- . ' tion of General AveriU's office, exclu sive of his salary, $7,980.27. There were 6,051 head of cows, heif ers, oxen, steers, hulls and calves brought into the state during the year. Twentyflve towns in Hartford county ' 11 invited the commissioner to Inspect, ; cattle and five towns in Hartford coun ty Invited examination. The conclu sion of the commissioner is that noi county by reason of locality can claim ,. any appreciable freedom from bovine tuberculosa', In a comparison of seven years" work it is shown that an Increased av erage expense per head of .cattle con demned the past year was caused by the cost of executing the new law re lating to the suppression of glanders. OOn the subject of rabies, the commis sioner says: . . There have been during the year a ' large number of cases of ratoies. The malady has appeared in nearly all sections of the state. A general epi demio of the disease has toeen preven ted only by the prompt action of many town officials and individuals In order ing all dogs in their jurisdiction to be either confined or muzzled, and In killing every dog at once that has 'been found rabid, or acting in a suspicious , , manner. OOwners of dogs that have ' been toitten by strange dogs, have eith er killed their dogs at once or cloely cofinned them, awaiting developments," -' and then killed them as soon as. they showed any symptoms of rable;' The " outbreak, very unfortunately, has not toeen confined to dogs, but. , a number of cattle, swine and ,horses ; have shown unmistakable evidences of 2 " the disease and have either died or' toeen killed to end their sufferings. ; , Several persons have been either bit- ' , ten by rabid dogs or had their hands exposed in the saliva of such an ani- ;, i mal. So far as known to this office all ' I such exposed persons, with two excep- ' j tions, have promptly taken the Pas teur treatment and thus revented tha I development of the disease. The two exceptions referred to, In agonizing , Ldeaths toy hydrophobia, paid ' awfuf x penalties for their failure to take the - j treatment. ' , "; j In the fact of tha danger of an apl- demic of the frightful malady, the commissioner, owing to the limitations of the law, felt himself powerless to f aot as the exigencies of the situation seemed to demand. All that he might I do was to attempt to awaken publics sentiment toy giving information re- garding the prevalence and seriousness ' I of the disease and suggesting certain - steps that local authorities might take ., J to prevent its further spread. Wltli this end in view the commissioner prfl- s pared a toulletin on rabies. ,-;'.' 1 REV. MR. STOKES' LECTURE. ' An announcement of great interest concerns the coming lecture of Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes, jr., on "Winter Sports in Switzerland." This will be illustrated with many very fine pictures thrown on the screen with a limelight stereopticon. It will be remembered by not a few that the lecturer spent Inst winter in Europe, part of the time in the Swiss Alps. A treat Is in store for the large audience that will undoubted ly gather In the parish house of St. Paul's church next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, at which time the lecture Is scheduled to be given. , ' CAPT. JOHN SMITH. Capt. John Smith, of Willoughby In Lincolnshire, -was the man to whom the success of the first English perman ent settlement in North America was directly due. Though only twenty-six when the expedition sailed with him on board, he had already enjoyed such a succession of thrilling experiences as was the lot of few men even in the ad venturous age of Elizabeth. At the are of sixteen he had entered on a nr illtary career in France and the Low Countries. In 1600 he sought service dagainst the Turks, who were then at the height of their power and had only lately ceased to threaten Vienna itself. Or. th way to the East he was thrown overboard as a Huguenot, and was rescued by a pirate, from whom his ir.cxhaustible resourcefulness enabled him to escape after a time. He then entered the Austrian and soon signalized himself by a series of bril liant exploits. One of these, the defeat of three Turkish champions in single fight earned him well-known, coat-of arms, "three Turk's heads in a shield," from Siglsmond Bathori, Prlnoe of Transylvania. (Later he was taken prisoner by the Turks, and owed his escape' to the interest with which he inspired a Turkish lady. "Whatever might happen," as Gardiner says, "he was always able to turn out to ac count. In the worst dangers he knew what was the rteht thing to toe done." From the London Outloolt. I-