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Part 2 NEW HAYEK, CONN., THURSDAY MAY 9 1907. COURT DECISIONS CIVILAND CRIMINAL Cases Before the Supreme Court of Errors at Hartford. JUDGE SCORES LAWYER Miss driver's Suit Settled Verdict for Being Shot City Court Cases. At yesterday's session of the supreme court of errors arguments were heard in the four cases of Walter G. Cowles et al. against the New Haven 'road. The case of Walter G. Cowles came up on the plaintiff's appeal and the other three on the defendant's appeal from the superior court of Hartford county. The suits are the result of an automo bile accident ait Taylor's crossing In the . town of Portland on the evening of Oc tober 7, 1905, -which resulted in the death of Mrs. Nellie Cowles and Rich ard G. Cowles and in which Walter G. Cowles and iLyde E. Keagy were badly injured. In the lower court Walter, G. Cowles claimed $10,000 damages and was awarded $50. His appeal Is based on ithe claim that 'the court erred in holding that the plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence. In the other three cases, damages of $5,000 and $3,000 and $2,900 respectively were awarded. The railroad's appeal Is on the ground that the court erred In overruling the defendant's claim that the presence of trees and shrubs was not a proximate cause of the acldent, that the defend ant could not !be held responsible for the presence of trees and shrubs within the lines of the highway. Judge Wolfe in giving an opinion on a case yesterday scored severely At torney Charles Holt Fowler for his conduct In the case of Joseph Dicker man against iRollin C. Newton. Mr. Fowler was counsel for the plaintiff and the attorneys for the defense were iNewton, Church and Hewitt. The plaintiff got a verdict from the jury last week to recover $100. It was a suit for slander and the allegation was that Newton stated that the plain tiff paid out money to get Into the leg islature back several years ago when plaintiff was a resident of Madison. The plaintift and defendant now reside in Woodbrldge and are well known and jrdmlnent citizens of that town. , After the verdict was given counsel tor the defendant1 moved to have the jverdict of the Jury, set aside on tha, iground that it was against the evi dence, and Judge Wolfe 'grants this motion. The court In his mem orandum of decision chastises Attorney Fowler In a sharp manner and' the fol lowing words of Judge Wolfe shows the feelings of the court: "The court recognizes that 'counsel ehould toe allowed a generous latitude ini argument, as the limits of legitimate and fair counsel cannot be determined precisely by rule and line and some thing must be allowed for the leal of counsel i the heat of argument,' and will always feel reluctant to deprive an ".aittorney or his client where the con duct of the attorney in the course of tMe trial Is the cause assigned for set ting aside the verdict of the Jury, of the'. fruits of hiB victoryBuit where the abyrse of the attorney's privileges Is as,' fisgran't as, In the judgment of the court, It was in this case, and where It appears from a review of all the evi dence thait It may have affected the re sult, the duty of the court In the prem ises becomes clear. Counsel should re member that conduct of this character is not fidelity to the court," and that it 'exposes the client he represents to a loss of the verdict to which he might otherwise be entitled. "That portion of the motion of the defendant asking that the verdlctof , ,the Jury be set aside, assigning for cause the misconduct of the plaintiff's attorney in his argument to the Jury, is granted, and said verdict is set asMe." VERDICT FOB BMNG SHOT. Antonio Straguzzl, who sued Antonio Grillo for $1,000, alleging that the de fendant was responsible for his being 6hot In a saloon row several months ago, wis awarded a verdict of $190 by the jury . in the court of common pleas yesterday morning. Attorney F.lvkln 'brought the suit. OHIVE.RS SUIT SETTLED. The action of Miss lone Chlvers of Guilford against John T. Sllney of Branford for $10,000 damages was yes terday withdrawn from the superior court, a settlement having been effect el. Miss Chlvers Is a nurse, and while driving to Guilford on November 26 last the wheel of her carriage struck a ' boulder in the roadway in Branford and she was thrown out and badly hurt. The defendant was the contract or who built the road. Miss Chlvers first sued1 the town of Branford, but lost. WATERIBURY ATTORNEY'S I )B. The report that John O'Neill, the well known attorney of Waterbury, had bought a house In Howard avenue and was to reside In this city, is half true, according to information obtained yes terday. He has purchased a house but it is said he is not going to live in It. He has purchased from Mrs. Clara J. Welton, the oli William Button home stead In Howard avenue. Mrs. Welton was a client of Mr. O'Neill's in the well remembered Button will case. She, i in the settlement, accepted the home stad as her share. She was housekeep er for Mr. Button for several years. The homestead was appraised at $14, 000 and it is understood that Mr. O'Neill gave her $9,000 for the property, receiving the rest as his fee. CITY COURT CASES. Marturo Rubino, of 87 Hamilton street, Joseph Rubino of 157 Wallace street, and John "Vestolo of 31 Fillmore street, were all before Judge Tyner In the city court yesterday morning. Ru bino was fined $10 and costs on a charge of drunkeness and judgment was suspended on a charge of breach of the peace. Joseph Rubino was dis charged on a charge of carrying con cealed weapons and Judgment wag sus pended! on a charge of breach of the peace. Similar dispositions were made on like charges against Vestolo. Shortly after 5 o'clock Monday after noon a citizen rushed up to Officer John H. Moore, 2nd, and Officer Deloughery and told tham that three Italians were fighting at the corner of 6t. John and Jefferson street and that a revolver had been displayed'. The officers hurried to the scene and saw the three men, who appeared to be fooling more than fighting and Mar turo Rubino was intoxicated. Joseph had a good sized knife, which closed up. The blade was broken and the threw it Into the street as the officers approached. Vestolo had a revolver which belonged to Marturo. None of the men showed any signs of a con flict. In court yesterday Morning, Marturo showed a revolver permit and said that the revolver was his. He said that Vestolo had recently been In the Ital ian army and had been saying that the Italian guns were the best to be found. Marturo said that he Wished to stand up for his country so he showed his re volver to John to rprove that the Amer ican make was superior. Judge Tyner had Rublno's permit re voked. Maturo Rubino is quite a prom inent Italian builder. Among the cases acted on in the city court yesterday morning were the' fol lowing: Fannie St. Jacques, drunken ess, thirty days; Thomas F. Campbell, Franklin street, idleness, May 11; An nie Burke, 597 East street, House of Good Shepherd complaint, continued until July 8, nisi, under the care of the probation officer. For drunkeness. Hazel Harris, $5; James E, McDermott, Michael Cum mings and James J. Kane, nolle, and Stephen A. Donnelly, $5. Dean Wright Resigns. Professor Henry Parks Wright, dean of Yale 'college, will retire at the close of the academic year In June, 1808, ac cording to an announcement Just made and which was confirmed by the dean No one man on the Yale faculty Is more widely known to the alumni of the uni versity. He has since 1884 entered into the most intimate relations with the undergraduates in a manner that has endeared him to many hearts. His friends are scattered to all parts of the earth, and It will be with regret that they will learn that he is to retire from active service next year. No provision has been made for his successor. It is stated that, owing to the change In the system of managing the several departments of the unlver verslty, his duties may devolve upon some other officer: V , : Dean Wright might have retired at the age of sixty-fiva, but his robust health and the requests of the alumni and corporation Induced htm to serve longer. However, the retiring age Is sixty-eight, and Dean Wright stated yesterday that he would leave the ac tive service of Yale at that age, which he attains in 1808. Henry Parks Wright was born in Winchester, New Hampshire, Novem ber 30, 1839, and was prepared for col lege at Phillips academy, Andover, Mass. In 1862-3 he served in the army In North Carolina with the Fifty-first regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. Ha entered college In 1864 and was graduated with the class of 1868. From September, 1868, to January, 1870, he was an Instructor in Chickerlng Insti tute, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was subse quently tutor In Latin In Yale college, and was connected with the theologi cal department for a year. In Febru ary, 1874, he was appointed assistant professor of Latin language and litera ture. In April, 1877, he went to Europa with the Intention of spending a year and a half In study. However, in 1875 he was made Duncan professor of Lat in, and this he held until 1884, when he was made dean of Yale college. He has been Widely reputed to be one of the leading Latin scholars of the day. In his official capacity Dean Wright has been one of the most popular mem bers of the universl'y faculty. NEW CORPORATIONS. Mellen & Powell Coal Company Yale PubllNhlng Co. Hartford, May 8. Articles xof Incor poration has been filed In the state sec retary's office by the Mellen & Powell Coal company, of New Haven, with a capital stock of $10,000. The incorporators are Graham K. Mellen, son of President Charles S. Mel len, of the New Haven road; Albert H. Powell, and Heaton R. Wright, son of Attorney William A. Wright, of New Haven. Mr. Wright Is a new member of the firm. The Yale Publishing company has filed articles of incorporation with a capital stock of $50,000, to do a general printing and advertising business. The incorporators are Edwin Ovlatt, of New Haven; Clarence S. Day and George P. Day, of New York. All three men are connected with the Yale Alumni Week ly. 24TH ANNUAL MEETING. Marlln Mntur.I Aid Society Electa Of ficer. The 24th annual meeting of the Mar lin Fire Arms Co. Mutual Aid society was held last evening in the Courier building. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year; President, C. F. Gerner; vice president, J. F. Mor an; secretary, W. Dorking; treasurer, M. H. Marlin; directors, J. F. Moran, F. F. Tomkins, W. IMurphy, C. F. Scerf, J. iMalley, P. Wagner, B. Michael, J. H. jNorman, H. Goodyear and Paul Eauer. After the election a short entertain ment was held, a piano solo being ren dered by Mr. Paul Rauer and vocal so los by J. Malley, W. P. Miller, G. Mich ael, F. Ross and V. Lind. After the entertainment refreshments were served. THE TENTH SEASON OF VACATION SCHOOLS And the Playgrounds-Their Past and Pres ent. The vacation schools and playgrounds will be opened this summer for the tenth season. The following statement is made by the committee In place of the formal reports before published: As a result of the efforts of a few women connected with the Woman's School association two playgrounds were opened in 1898. The following year a vacation school was added. Each year the work was extended as much as the means at hand would al low, all the funds being raised by pri vate subscription during the first eight years. During the summer of 1906 three va cation schools were maintained with an enrollment of 464 children, and three playgrounds with an average attend ance of 600. In connection with the playgrounds baths were given to $3,872 children during the summer. These baths, from having been regarded with aversion, have grown into great favor, as will be seen from the figures given. Sewing and manual work are taught in all the schools, the boys participat ing as well as the girls. There is a domestic department in both Zunder and Eaton schools, in which Instruction is given in the care of rooms, cooking and laundry work. Books are loaned to the children by the public library. - The expense of running the vacation schools and playgrounds during the summer of 1906 was $1,898.04,' $1,000 of which was appropriated by the city for the work. Of this amount $1,374 was paid out for teachers' salaries. The city has this year appropriated $2,000, so that private subscriptions will not be solicited. It is well to remem ber, however, that the need of vacation schools and playgrounds far exceeds the supply and that the possibilities of extending the worK are almost without limit. The public is urged to visit the schools and playgrounds end Judge for itself of their beneficial effect In keep ing the children off the streets and di recting their energies, along useful lines. The vacation schools are In Zun der, Wallace street and Wooster schools. ''"'Donations or " 1 llgam"es,"k"'Sip'e,c'1Alt checkers and dominoes, children's mag azines, pieces of material for garments, and baby carriages, will be gratefully received at the Zunder school. A trip to the shore or into the country Is al ways a treat to the children. Contribu tions for this purpose, or for extend, lng the general work, may be sent ,to the treasurer, Mrs. Leo H. Hen, 118 Edwards street. BACK FROM EUROPE. M. JT. Beck, Who Went W ith the Flatter Brother. M. J. Back, the well . known liquor merchant, has returned from his trip to Europe In Improved health. Mr. Beck was in ill health and he went with the Fisher brothers, the former proprietors of the "Cafe Boulevard," when they went abroad some little time ago. The Fisher brothers are still In Europe. . FCNERAI, TO-MORROW. Benjamin Warner, Who Wai Nearly 102 Years Old. i The funeral of Benjamin Warner, whose age was 102 and who was Judge Mathewson's grandfather, will be held from his home In Woodstock on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and a number of people will attend from this citv. HIGH SCHOOL ALX'MNI, Twenty-seventh Annual Rennlon and Dance, The twenty-seventh annual reunion of the New Haven High School Alumni association will be celebrated by a dance at Music hall on Friday evening, Mav 17. The Apollo Glee club will as sist. Tickets are now on sale and the coirmittee is making every effort for one of the best reunions ever held by the association. NEW OFFICERS. Yale High Stand Society Fleets Of. ilcera for Next Year. The Yale society of Phi Beta Kappa, the society which every year elects thirty members of the junior class who have maintained a certain stand in courses of the academic department, elected officers last night for next year. The following men were chosen: President, L C. Everard of New Or leans; vice president, L. V. ITpdegraff of Chicago, secretary; J. W. Williams of Glastonbury, Conn.; treasurer, Charles Seymour of New Haven; keeper of the archives, H. V. Gergln of Clyde, N. Y. ; executive committee, W. B. Belknap of Louisville,' Ky George Dahl of Chica go, and Ralph Stoddard of Bellefair, N. J. Funeral of H. J. Augrur. The funeral of Herbert J. Augur was largely attended from his late resi dence, 917 Howard avenue yesterday afternoon.' The members of Calvary Baptist church were present In large numbers, and the pastor, the Rev. D. ID. Munro, conducted the service. He paid a beautiful tribute to the de ceased. The floral tributes were very numerous and' some very pretty pieces were among thm. Interment was In Evergreen cemetery. The pall bearers were IFred H. Lincoln, Hawley W. Lin coln, Hnry A. Beebe, Charles P. Walk er, Arthur W. Chambers, R. Edward" Chambers. BIRD CLl'B. Meeting; With Paper by ",Dr. L. B. Bishop. The New Haven Bird club met last night at the Normal school. The li brary committee and the protection committee made reports jf'hlch were said by a member to show progress in the work the club has hqpes of ac complishing. Dr. L. B. Bishop read a paper on "Warblers' Songs.? This was followed by a general discussion. ANNUAL CONVENTION. United American Mechanic of State Meet To-day. The annual convention 6f the state organization of the United Order Am erican Mechanics will convene this morning for transaction of state bus iness and election of officers for next year. About 150 .delegates are in New Haven for the meeting. An entertain ment given by the local order last night at Odd Fellows' hall was attended by a large number of the delegates and members. WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS. i ' ANNUAL CONVENTION. Satisfactory Reports Made Presentation to President The Program. The twenty-fourth annual conven tion of the Women's Relief corps open ed informally yesterday morning at the United church. The edifice was beau tifully decorated with flags, and the altar was banked with palms. A hand some basket of flowers from the presi dent's husband decked 'the speaker's stand. Various bouquets from corps and a beautiful red carnation bouquet, the department's color, from the pres ident's two-months-old grandchild were received during the morning. Mrs. (Julia T. Flanders, department president, of Branford, ; presided and read her address, followed by the vari ous officers, whose reports show a most satisfactory condition throughout the department. i t The death of Mrs. Frances L. Stone, of Hartford, department inspector, was fittingly referred to by Mrs. Flanders, and a memorial service Will be held for Mrs. Stone this morning. The death of Mrs. Turner, past na tional president, was reported and let- iits f -Sympathy were Voted to be-sent to the department of Massachusetts and to the family of Mrs. Turner In New Britain. About 150 delegates reported at the morning session. A pleasing feature was the presentation of a purse con taining $56 In gold to the department president from the corps throughout the state, The convention adjourned about noon to the Church of the Mes siah for dinner. The afternoon session was taken up by reports of various committees and officers. Greetings and speeches from various officers In Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut occupied the afternoon. At 6 o'clock adjourn ment was taken for supper. In the evening a public reception was given, Admiral Foote post being guests of honor. The programme was as fol lows; Organ voluntary. Invocation Rev. Artemag J. Haynes. Address of welcome Mayor John P. Btudley. Response Mrs. Augusta B. Hammond. Soprano solo Miss Rena T. Barnes. Address The Women's I, lief Corps Mrs. Annie Shuttlck, of Massachu setts, Selection Loyal to the End Temple quartette. Selection I Should Love to Kiss Her Temple quartette. Address Depart Commander Virgil F. McNeil. Flag presentation Mrs. Kate White Chapin. Acceptance H. S. Lovejoy, superinten dent of the Branford high school. Remarks F. E. Smith, chairman of Branford school board. Recitation The Flag That Makes Men Free Mary J. Burton, of Hartford. Song-Columbla the Gem of the Ocean Miss Rena T. Barnes. Recitations Parson Isbell. Selections Faithful to the End, and Good Night Temple quartette. Address Sons of Veterans Division Chaplain Sherwood Soule. America Audience. The election of officers and other bus iness will occupy the greater part of this forenoon. . Poll's New Theater. Every good, live, husky boy in New Haven is begging his mother to take him to Poll's this week to see the orig inal Buster Brown. The Buster Brown of the newspapers leaves too much to the Imagination, but the Buster Brown at Poll's Is the real article and leaves nothing to be wished for. This young man Is Master'Gabrlel. He has a dog "Spike," and between Buster and Spike there is more fun crowded into twen ty minutes than could be gained from reading through a pile of Sunday col ored supplements as high 'as East Reck. Buster furthermore hold a re ception each afternoon and all the wruld-be Busteis In New Haven can have a chance to shak hands with him and ret a handsome souvenir picture of the original Buster. The act is one that amuses the older ones as well as the youngsters. It is the leading act of one of the best offer ings at Poll's this sprinsr. The bill is made up of high class acts. Plenty of music, some good slight-of-hand, a. good Rube act and a dog show that Is extremely clever and makes a strong finish to a clever bill. SMALLER THANJOR YEARS. NO PENS OR KNIVES. Comptroller Saves Money in Legislative Stationery Department. Hartford, May 8. The stationery bills In the general assembly this ses sion will be smaller than for years past. Not a fountain pen nor a pen knife has been furnished by Comptrol ler Thomas D. Bradstreet, who has had the disbursement of supplies in charge. At the beginning of the session Comp troller Bradstreet gave Superintendent Sprague, of the capltol, Instructions to provide the members with all the sta tionery that was needed. The supply of envelopes which came over from the session Of 1905 will not be half exhaust ed this year. The balance will be kept for the session of ,1907. These envel opes are of the finest linen paper and cost $4 a thousand In bulk. The paper of, the 1905 session could not be used and new paper has been furnished by the comptroller. The bills will be con siderably less than half of the amount that was paid out two years ago. Comptroller Bradstreet has carried out "the stationery rerorm" witnoui incurring the least criticism from the members of the general assembly.. He has been courteous and affable m nis dealings with the representatives and senators, keeping up his customary In stincts in that direction. The committee on appropriations, Senator McGovern chairman, will Is sue a full statement In a week or so showing the appropriations that have been made to date, together with the amounts that were appropriated two vears aero. The comparison will be of a great deal of interest. The state ment, which Is now being prepared, will show the status of authorized out lays which the legislature has decided on during the session. Senator Mc Govern feels that the statement will be satisfactory. ' Governor Woodruff has signed the bill making changes in the time for collecting taxes In New Haven. This bill has been thoroughly debated In the New Haven board of aldermen. The governor's signature was attached to the bill Tuesday afternoon. The new insurance commissioner, fnlnnp! Theodore H. Macdonald, of New Haven, has not yet announced his appointments for the insurance depart ment. It is expected that some changes Will be mads , in the official corps, and much. Interest Is felt at the capltol concerning them. The actuary of the dnnnrtment has Invariably been the commissioner's personal appointment. The closest relationship must exist oe- tween the commissioner and the actu ary, and It has been the custom for years for the commissioner to make this appointment as a personal selec tion. . TVin aMaa nnnimittfip. of which Sen ator John F. Shanley, of New Haven, Is a nromlnent member, will on Thurs day afternoon take up a large number of bills for final disposition, mere are sixty bills in the committee's hands. t Tint nt all llkelv that any vital changes will be recommended by the committee, Introducing radical features in the liquor laws. SUPERINTENDENTS TO MEET. Governor Woodruff Will Attend a Ses sion to Be Held In Hartford. Governor Woodruff will be present at the meeting of the Connecticut As sociation of Public School Superintend ents in Trinity college, Hartford, May 11. Frank H. Beede, of New Haven, will read a paper on "Qualifications," and It will be discussed by William A. Wheatley, of Fairfield. Edgar C. Stiles, of West Haven, will speak on "Sala ries," and It will be discussed by Stan ley H. Holmes, of New Britain. Stan ley Johnson, of Boston, will read a pa per on "Pensions," and the discussion will be led by H. I. Matthewson, of Mllford.. Trinity college will serve the lunch. "Legislative Problems'' Is the subject assigned to President Luther, of Trin ity college. Governor Woodruff will speak on "What a Business Man Ought to Expect from Our Public Schools." The meeting Is in charge of President Edwin H. Forbes, of Torrlngton; Vice President Walter D. Hood, of Shelton, and Secretary W. P. Kelley, of Meri- den. DECLARED INSANE. Slmoue Examined by Physicians Comes Before Court To-day. Pasquale Slmone of 54 Hill street, who became Insane Tuesday night and was placed in a cell at the police sta tion will be brought before the city court this morning on a technical charge of breach of the peace. Slmone was examined yesterday by Dr. Seymour .Spier and declared Insane. He will probably !be commlittei to the Middletown Institution today. MATTRESS AFIRE. Small Fire In Cellar of 237 Oak Street Owned by Paul Rnsno. No.l'schemlcal on Howard avenue was called out to a still alarm of fire at 237 Oak street, last evening shortly before 12 o'clock. The fire was in the cellar of the building which was occupied by Benjamin Harris. Several old bed mat treses' caught Are 'how, no one knows and were burning fast on the arrival of the department. The damage causei by the fire was slight. The officer on the beat' discovered the flames shoot ing out of the windows and sent in the alarm. The owner of the house is Paul Rus- 50. FAIR Ml NEWS. There was considerable Interest ex pressed last evening In the borough caucus to be held at the engine house in East Grand avenue this evening at 8 o'clock. This caucus is to nominate officers of the borough of Fair Haven East for another year, the election to be held next Monday. A good deal of gossip was rife about the ticket that will be put up. One report was to the effect that the Ludlngton-Ryan com bination would make a new slate, nom inating George K. Clark for warden and renominating only one of the pres ent burgesses, but retaining Clerk Averlll and Tax Collector Blake on the ticket. The usual course Is to. have the chairman of the caucus nominate a committee of three, who shall present a ticket to the caucus. So the great strife to-night will be in selecting the chairman, and it was stated last night that if the ticket put up does not suit, an opposition ticket will be put in the field for next Monday. It Is very sel dom that there are two tickets nomi nated, for the citizens' ticket is usually recognized as representatives of the wishes of the electors, it Is quite prob able that there will be a large atttend ance at the borough caucus this even ing. .' One of the state papers says that It begins to look as though the almanac had dropped out April and May, and was going to have three months of March. This will coincide with the views of many people in this neigh borhood. The weather Is Interfering with business and with farming and gardening operations, and, besides, many people are 111. Many people who have gone through the winter without having a cold are now ailing with some thing akin to grip. Since the plant of the National Wire corporation shut down quite a number of families have moved away from Fair Havon. Several families have gone to Jersey and others to Pennsylvania and the west. Several boarding houses which did a thriving business have closed up, all their boarders having left. When the plant starts again, however. It .Is believed that a full com plement of men can be had, for most of the iron workers like living In New Haven. Rev. E. C. Tullar, of the East Pearl Street M. E. church, offered the prayer In the house of representatives at Hartford yesterday morning. Mr. Tul lar was In Hartford on a short visit, and, calling at the capltol, he was in vited to offer the opening prayer. Quite a delegation from Quinniplao court of Fair Haven attended the ses sions of the grand court of Foresters, which met in this city yesterday, and also attended the banquet In the even ing. This Court formerly met at Polar Star hall, but now, holds its meetings in the center of the city. The committee which Is arranging, for the turkey supper to be given next Tuesday evening at the annual meet ing of the Quinnipiac Hose company promises to have some very entertain ing features to follow the business meeting.- Secretary Frary issued his notices of the meeting yesterday and added on the notification that some thing special would occur, so there la to be a surprise in store for the mem bers. At this meeting will occur the annual election of officers. Next Saturday morning the team from the Strong school will play a game of basketball with the team from the Westville school. Myrtle chapter, O. E. S., will serve a supper at Masonic hall this evening at 6:30. At 8 o'clock will be held the reg ular meeting of the chapter. At the meeting next month there will be a visitation by the grand officers. The last whist for the season of the Ladies' Afternoon Whist club was held Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. B. S Adams, of Grand avenue. ' Many meetings have been held and these so cial affairs have been very successful. Quinniplao conclave of Heptasophs at its meeting this week Initiated one candidate. This conclave has now about 250 members and Is determined to score the 300 mark. It has had a substantial growth the past year, and the promise for the coming year Is good. .The annual minstrel performance of the Quinniplao Canoe club will be giv en at Polar Star hall next Tuesday evening. Conductor Joseph Callahan, of the Grand avenue line. Is still suffering from Injuries received a few days ago when he was struck by the repair wagon, which hurt his shoulder and face. Murderous Italian Caught. Nicolo Pastore. the New Haven Ital lan who was arrested In Waterbury Tuesday by Detective Colesanto and Detective Kennaugh was brought to this city yesterday afternoon by Police Sergeant Doherty. Pastore Is accused of slashing another Italian with a raz or Easter Sunday night. He escaped by jumping on a trolley car and going to Waterbury. ' $5,000 for a Starter. Bridgeport, May 8. William A. Grlp- pln, president of the Bridgeport Mai leable Iron company and deacon In the First Baptist church, has offered $5,000 as a contribution to the state Baptist convention, providing the Baptists throughout the state will raise $45,000 to make up the $50,000 stolen from the treasury of the convention by W. F, Walker of New Britain. ARRESTED FOR THEFT. Thomas Fagun Held for Bridgeport Authorities. Thomas Fagan of this city was ar reted last night by Detectives Dorman ani McAvoy on charges of theft. Fa gan is held for the Bridgeport author ities in whose city the alleged thefts took place. A small amount Is involved, THE GEISHAJO-NIGHT. GRAYS' MUSICAL PLAY Everything Points to a B:g Success The Dress Rehearsal. If the Japanese musical comedy, "The Geisha," which will be presented to night and to-morrow night by the New Haven Grays at' the New Haven the ater, does not prove to be a big suc cess In every way, then there U no faith to be put In prophecy. The actors, who are amateurs by definition, but many of whom have al most professional ability, assembled, last night In the "green rooms" to be made up for a careful dress rehearsal. The play, as the title would Indicate, Is laid In a Japanese harbor town. All the chorus girls and the majority of the actors are Japanese. It took some time, considerable patience and the dextrous use of grease paint io change the American eyes into the "catty-cornered" optics of Japanese. But now that they have got the knack of get ting their eyes on crooked, to-morrow this effect will probably be easily ac complished. Several of the actors are not appearing absolutely for the first time, but have had experience lu ama teur theatricals before, a number of them having "trod the boards" in the "Mocking Bird," which the Grays pre sented last season with considerable success. The plot of the play," as far as a mu sical comedy needs a plot, is quite in teresting. The complication caused by the Interweaving of the cross threads of English jackies, naval officers, Jap anese officials, Geisha girls, and a clev- ' er English woman who makes up her mind to engineer things, makes a pot pourri which holds the attention of the audience. It affords a good opportu nity for brilliant costuming, lights, dancing and catchy music. ; The first scene is laid In front of a Japanese tea house. The fans, , parasols, lanterns and costumes are realistically Japan ese. You can almost catch the scent of the Japanese tea in the little cups On stands In front of the rose-covered tea house. The Geisha g'irls are cer tainly as pretty and charming as any in Japan, and they have been carefully trained In the rendering of their solos. When the members of the Yale Dra matic association were rehearsing for their presentation of "The Pretenders" they found great trouble In the man agement of the mass scenes, where sKty of seventy-iflve players were In the stage ensemble. Just the opposite difficulty has to be overcome In per fecting the presentation of a musical comedy. Here, after a little hard prac-' tlce, the ensemble chorus scenes go off with little difficulty, but the parts where ohly two or three actors are on the stage at a time have to be worked out very carefully. The training of the chorus to "catch up a song effec tively after the rendering of a solo is no small feat. - The cast worked last night until the early hours of morning and have everything ready for two successful performances. Three flashlights were taken of the company during, an Inter mission. The advance sale of tickets has been very satisfactory for each performance and the house bids fair to be well filled each night. CARNEGIE OFF. Sails for Europe With Wife and LHtle Daughter. ' New York, May 8. Andrew Carnegie, accompanied by his wife and little daughter Margaret, sailed to-day on the White Star steamship Baltic for Europe, where the iron master will seek to recover from his recent illness. Mr. Carnegie and his family will go direct to Skibo castle In Scotland, where he will probably remain the en-' tire summer. Mr, Carnegie broke his accustomed habit of giving an Inter view on his annual departure for Eu rope to-day, and gent out word from his suite on the steamship that he could not be seen. He seemed worn and tired. . - AID FOR JAMAICA. British Government t Give Stricter Island $750,000. London, May 8. It was officially an nounced' to-day that the British gov ernment had decided to make Jamaica a gift of $750,000 and a guarantee a Jamaican loan of $1,000,000 to assist the inhabitants of Kingston to recover from the effects of the recent earth-: quake. McAll Convention In Boston. Boston, May 8. The American Mc All association, which devotes Itself largely to city missionary work, held its annual convention here to-day, at tended by about 125 delegates. Mrs. Charles H. Parkhurst, of New York, the president, was In the chair, and an address of welcome was delivered by Mrs. A. Van Wagoner, of this city, the leader of the Boston auxiliary. Plans for the coming year were discussed. Countess of Yarmouth Sails. New York, May 8. The Countess of Yarmouth, sister of Harry Thaw, sail ed for England on the Baltic to-day. None of the Thaw family came to the pier, but said farewell at the hotel where Uie Thaws reside.