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Individual Ability of Five Kay
' rs and Substitute on
Both Sides.
"aeasons Vhy Huber's . Independents
Didn't Accept Jimmie Watt's
' , Flip-t'p Retort. ,
f M'Jth one of the greatest bowling
matches ever held In this city slowly
approaching, it might be very interest
ing for the hundreds of bowlers inter
ested in these contests scheduled for
the night of this meeting of Jimmie
Watt's Algonquin quintet and Otto
Huger's Independents, to know the re
spective ability of each and every one
of the bowlers who will take part.
In regard to the single man match,
which will probably be between Jimmie
Watt and Arthur Jariswick or George
Collett, there is especial Interest. Watt
has1 challenged any man in the state
and has the opinion that he will have
little If any trouble With Janswlck or
Collett. Janswlck and Watt have met
before. From records kept there can
be a chance to-search out their res.
pective ability. There were twenty
seven games rolled and in the betting
on these matches Janswlck came out
ahead. He 'also rolled at an average of
207, while Watt had an average of 206.
His bowling was more steady than
Watts'. The score of the twenty-seven
games follow: ;
Janswlck 176, ISO,' 187, 178,' 197, 179,
1S8, 182, 188, 194, 200, 234, 203, 238, 227,
206, 201, 207, 170, 211, 214, 227, 207, , 213,
207, 201, 153.
Watt 199, 162, 197, 186, 166, 212, 201,
237, 218, 166, 202, 234, 219, 193, 224, 192,
201, 182, 158, 203, 22,; 187.. 205, 203, 245,
214, 216.
As to the bowleris individually. For
the Independents Janswlck is one of
the best rollers In the city, and also
one of the steadiest. He is a great
team worker and a splendid finisher.
Weber always rhas been a very
steady roller, and when in condition
there Is no one in the city yho has
anything on him.1 He is a persistent
fighter and generally comes out on
top. ; ' fc3
Collett is a great nduranca roller.
The more he rolls the better he rolls.
He has a great and accurate side de
livery. He is steady , and a vhard
: Riley IsThe Wlfe-trf theHocaTW-mfr
i -world and is p6phesied as a coming
star. 1 He rolls a hook delivery, and
has It down to perfection. Either side
of the head pin is good enough for a
strike. ' ,
Huber is known 'by everyone as a
splendid bowler. He is a good finish
er, never loses his head fn tight places
and' is a strong rooter for his men.
Rld'dell, another member of the In
dependents, is one 9f the best and
youngest bowlers in this state. He Is
but seventeen years; old and has a
(beautiful delivery.
For the Watt's Algonquins Jimmie
Smith is the individual champion of
New York aad is only second to John
nie Vorhies, the best roller in the state.
Watt is proclaimed the best bowler
Jn the state or better, one of the best
In , New York. ' K Watt should beat
Janswlck or Collett, he can't claim the
championship because he has not lived
in this state one year yet. His home
1a In New York, but his place of busi
ness is 'Bridgeport.
Dave Shiman was the best roller in
'New, Tork three years ago and he has.
not yet lost any of his old time skill.
"He is a 'millionaire and, Just rolls,, for
the recreation He could be ft profes
sional if he desired, but he is not thus
inclined. .' .' ,
Schweckee is a good bowler. He "is
-not a fancy roller, but is a hard work
er and steady.-
Wyman is good, bul.not steady.
There are hany bowlers ,ln this city
who cart beat him.
The other man whom Jimmie jWat
will probably pick is Bauer. He is
only a fair bowler and Is in Wyman's
class except when at his best.
The reason why Otto Huber would
not' flip up for the place Where the
first games should be rolled is because
he was afraid that if the first game
was rolled in Bridgeport or New York
ftnd Watt's .team lost, there would be
no return match here. Early in the
season Watt had made a match with
Huber's Independents to be rolled at
Bridgeport. Huber was there, but
iwhen he asked Watt to put up the $25
he had agreed upon for the match
Watt wouldn't, giving as a reason that
his team was not strong enough. Near
the end of the evening in order not to
disappoint the crowd Watt decided to
roll for $10. A return match was to
have been rolfed at the Tuxedo alleys
for $25. Watt's team showed up, but
they wouldn't roll for money. In or
der not to disappoint the crowd Huber
agreed to roll. These reasons seem suf
ficient for Huber's- not accepting
Watt's first terms.
While Thuy Were Ending Bicycle
Raee McDonald Died.
itutt. and Stol, the German team,
the six day race at Madison
Tf Garden, which was terminated
-day night and made a record of
the first foreign team to come
at fuch an event in the Gar-
Vo leading teams made 2,312
lips when the racs was stop
ye teams withdrawn for the
Sprint of the two leaders.
d Moran won the second
.e race, whila Georget and
'hird; Downing and Dow
Mh and Galvin and Wiley
onal'd ' of New York.
,--d during the course of
, ' -lied as a result of his
night just about the
s concluded.
Bowling, Polo,
Powell Leads Bowlers at Republican
Club With Average of 198.1.
A. Powell leads the bowlers in the
Young Men's Republican Club league
with an average of 198.1. The Ave
high men and those who will probably
represent the Y. M. R. C. in the City
bowling league contest, Wednesday
night, are: A. Powell, Dickens, Sehle-
gel. Jones and Hall. If any of these
men are unable to roll Kelsey win be
given the honor.
The Algonquins and the Trimmers
are tied for first place nonors, Dotn
teams having won six games apiece.
Cherries hold down third place with an
average of S33.
The individual averages follow:
G. Pins. Ave.
Powell, A. 6 1189 198.1
Dickens 8 670 190.
Schlege! 6 '1133' 1SS.S
Jones 6 1116 1S6.
Hall 3 B64 1 84.6
Kelsey 3 550 1S3.3
Powell, T 3 548 182.6
O'Brien 6 1077 179.5
Gartner 6 1064 177.3
Snow 6 1055 J 75.8
Maroney 6 1045 174.1
Schlecher 6 1041 - 173.5
Riley 9 1567 173.
Buchter 6 1034 173.3
Barnett 3 517 172.3
Andrews 3 513 171.
Mix 6 1022 170.3
Hollacher 3 511 170.3
Llnqulst 6 1019 169.8
Short 1014 169.
Chapin 6 1013 16S.S
Roath 9 1051 168.7
Larom ..' 6 985 164.1
Phillips 6 976 162.6
White 6 9152 160.3
Russell 6 95S 159.6
Johnson 8 .-3 158.5
Catlin 9 1429 158.7
Furnald 6 948 15S.
Brown 6 932 155.3
Fnrr 6 923 154.S
Barnes 3 464 154. G
Judd 6 923 153.S
Moran 6 909 161.5
Putney 3 451 150.3
Behler 6 885' 157.5
Pratzncr 6 8S1 146.8
Atwood 9 1314 146.
Douglass 6 875 1 45.S
Robertson 9 1312 145.7
Crowe 3 429 143,
Lewis 3 423 141.
Watson 9 1264 140.4
Norton 6 S42 140.3
Buxbaum 6 837 139.5
Horton 3 416 13S.6
Cowles 6 821 136.8
Woodruff 9 1214 134.8
Myers 9 1211 134.5
V. M. R, C. Standing.
s W. I
Algonquins 6 0
Trimmers 3 0
Cherries 5 1
Acmes 4 2
Amsterdams . 5 4
Comers 2 4
Clinics 2 4
Pickwicks 2 4
Omegag 1 8
Travelers 0 3
National League Standing.
W... 1,.
New Britain 17 7
Hartford -. . 17 9
New Haven 14 11
Pawtucket H 14
Bridsre.ciMit 10 14
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Providence ."rr-j-rrrr. 9 16:
Drives for the Cage ;
Three victories out of four games
played isn't a bad record for a week.
It came near being a clean sweep and
and would have been had not Bone got
his ankle hurt In the Pawtucket game.
George accidentally got In the way of a
misguided stick and he had too sore
an ankle to get into the Providence
game. OUe and McCarthy held down
the rush line and gathered In all kinds
of honors.
Bone Is all right now and will be In
his usual cyclone form Tuesday night,
when New Britain, the woodchopping
leaders, land In this city. This gamc
ought to call out every one of thous
ands of polo fans. A city represent 1
by such a team as Bones' aggregation
ought to turn out a couple of thousand
fans at each game. Perhaps the hall
Isn't large enough to accommodate that
many at present, but if the fans prom
ise to come out It Is a positive fact
that an addition will be put on the
rink. New Haven will have her regu
lar team in t he field and so will i,;w
Britain. New Haven is edging her
way towards the top of the ladder and
is at present New Britain's foremost
In the game at Providence the score
stood 2 to 2 up to the last period. Then
the locals ran into hard luck, the ball
coming out on several occasions while
all Pawtucket's drives remained with
in the netting.
The reports from Pawtucket concern
ing the New Haven-Pawtucket game
of Friday evening were exaggerated In
that the game snowed no signs of
rouKhness. The report stated that it
was the roughest game of the' year,
while on the other hand the game was
not near as rough as the game in this
city on Thursday evening in which olj
the side vaudeville tn which Baundm
and Cunningham partook was the qnly
ruugu xeature,
The polo schedule for this week fol
lows: -
Monday Pawtucket at Bridgeport.
Waterbury at Providence, Hartford at
New Britain.
Tuesday New Britain at New Ha
ven. Providence at Pawtucket,- Bridge
port at Waterbury.
Wednesday New Britain at Hart
ford. Thursday New Haven at Watr
bury. New Britain at. Bridgeport
Hartford at Providence.
Friday Hartford at Pawtucket, Wa
terbury at New Haven.
Saturday New Haven at Hartford
Pawtucket at Providence, Biidgeut
at New Haven.
But three more weeks are left for
the Aschenbrodels, the Academv quin
tet or some other city league team to
pass the Republican club bowlers in
their race for championship. Thg Ster
ling bowlers next to last in the team
standing play Y. M. R. c. team thia
Wednesday evening at the Republican
club alleys. The Winchesters play at
the Westville alleys. Specials at Aseh
enbrodel and Tuxedo at Academv.
Waterbury will ciash with the New
Haven state league leaders at John
son's alleys Tuesday evening. Bridge
port will play at Hartford and Meriden
at New Britain.
The Spartans of the Winchester of
fice league have rracticalh- clinched
championship by their defeat of the
Colls. Erickson holds' down premie;
honors In the individual standing while
Cox and Preston, follow closely be
hind. The schedule of the Winchester office
league for this week is: Tuesday
Colts vs. Rivals; Thursday, Spartans vs.
Horse Racing and
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This beautiful rup, wlili-h Is or ilvc-ta! preset itefllu AHe Slate Bowling
League ly P. J. Gridiii. ipleiywiiK'ludlng Its statulard It is about twenty
fonr Inches in helghtjiitf cifp fifSling on a base formed of tenpins and balls.
Princeton Graduates Meet and
Discuss Plans for a Win
ning Team.
Poe, Ldwnids ami Roper Among the
Old Stars Present at the
A meeting of Princeton graduates
and football men with Captain Eddie
Dillon and Manager Can- was held at
the Princeton Inn Saturday night to
talk over the football situation and to
see what could be done to put a team
on the field that will win more games.
A graduates' coaching system, moved
for by Bill Church, seems liable to be
The schedule was talked over, but
nothing was said about a game with
Harvard next 4car. After the meet
ing a statement was given out that
Princeton would not play Pennsylva
nia, as has been rumored.
At the meeting were J. B. Fines,
Princeton's athletic adripr, Bill Ed
wards, Bill Church, Walter Booth, Jack
Munn, Eddie' Holt, Shep Hornans,
Grcshan; Poe, Bill Bannard, Jim "Mc
Cormick, Eddip Dillon, E. P. Wheeler,
Manager Can- and many others famous
in the Jersey Jungle.
Scotch Divine Defends Game and Says
That. Bridge is a Curse.
Speaking in the Central hall, Edin
burgh, the 'Rev. H. Howard May of
Inverness said he was Interested in the
game of football because It was the
easiest thing In the world to kick a
ball, and the recreation obtained from
an hour's play was very good for the
body. He had no sympathy with those
who condemned the working man, who
toiled from Monday morning u'ntil Sat
urday noon, for taking sonie practical
recreation on a Saturday afternoon. He
needed it. The people who' condemned
football were, those with the easy chair
and th-s roaring fire who themselves
had some other recreation, l,f they
took away the game of football they
must provide a substitute. The curse
Jack' O'Brien. th Philadelphia fikir. after his easv victnrv over Billy
Heveron of England, Friday night, made a brief speech to the audience
paving that never acaln would he become engaged In anv crooked ring
deal. From now on he wil fight straight and hopes to clear his reputa
Sam I.angfiM-i ot Boston is raising quite a dust in Lns Angeles. Sat
urday he dec'ared that lie could trim both Thomas and Ketchell, two of
the best known fighters ot the Pacific coast and his manager was there
with money to back the statement. There wsre no takeis.
Willie Mir.go badly injured his band In a bout laeainst Howard
Smith of Elizabeth. N. J.. at New York Saturday. Both bovs were
fighting fast when the accident occurred.
Thursday nipht of this week will occur toe NutmVt; A. C. bouts. The
matches are entirely state ones and from th local interest should pack
the New Hai-en theater. Bunny Ford of this city and Young Broxssey
ot Bridgeoort have both ben training Jiard and this bout nromises to
be one of the bert. There is more interest however In tlib bout be
tween Jeff Doherty and Tommy Dirling of Waterbury. Jeff has not
had a hard match since the one with Mosey King.
Timmie Kelly of Branford will make his debut before a. New Haven
dionre Thursday niiriit when h" runs up against Maurice Le Moine of
nada. A crowd is coming in from the suburbs and root for Jimmie.
Other Sports of
jr. j is
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of bridge was greater'; than the
curse of football. Thore who Indulged
in bridge played It secretly, and Its In
ner side was never known to the pub
lic. It was not So with football. Gam
bling, he said, was comparatively little
known on the football field. He defined
a gambler as "a man who had not the
courage of a burglar or the humility
of a beggar, but who wanted your
money." ;
College Sports.
The Yale basketball team defeated
tho Manhattan college team at fhe le
La Salle gymnasium In New York, Sat
urday night. V
Th'j name of Tad Jones' physical
trouble, synovitis of the sacro-lllac-synchondrosls,
reiterates tho well
known fact that Tad never goes at any
thing by halves.
June 27 has been set as tho date for
the Intercollegiate rowing regatta on
tho Hudson next June. In spite of
published reports it does not seem that
Princeton would risk her reputation In
this sport by going Into rowing with
out two or three years' practice.
Harvard looks upon Joshua Crane as
a rising Walter Camp. Princeton
graduates meet and say that Yale wins
too large a per cent, of the football
games between the two universities.
Time will show which opinion has tho'
greatest eriect In the great contests.,
The Intercollegiate Football.nssoeia
tlon of the t'nited States will hold Its
meeting at the Murray Hill hotel De
cember 27.
Several members of the committee
have said they will vote to abolish the
use of the forward pass on the ground
that it has been misused.
Farewell Banouet Tendered to Secre
tary of Mayor-Elect.
The co-workers of Charles W. Tut
tle Saturday night ixridered him a
farewell dinner consLstln,if mainly of
'coon. - The affair was jl thoroughly
enjoyable one and lasted until a l-.te
hour. Mr. Tuttle was recently ap
pointed executive secretary by Mayor
elect James B. Martin, and will take
office January 1.
the Day.
Will be Able to Leave St. Vin
cent's Hospital Next
Hopes to Start the Baseball
Season In Perfect Con
dition. Tad Jones is In St. Vincent's hospi
tal, New York, rapidly recovering
from a trouble with his back which
reaches an acute stage just after the
game against Harvard. A week from
to-day he will go to his home in, Ex
cello. O., where he will remain until
after vacation, when he will take his
examinations and go on with his class.
The trouble from which the Yale
quarterback is suffering, to state Is
mildly, is synovitis of the sacroiliac
synchondrosis. When asked what this
was in American the physician in at
tendance stated that the ailment Is an
inflammation in the neighborhood of
the base of the spine, a trouble In
the joint, caused probably by a sprain
in the course of Jones' active athletic
Jones expects to play baseball next
spring all right, although he may
have to play the first few games in
straps. He will be captain of the
team and the outlook is the best it
has been in years.
His illness is a sore disappointment
to Tad for this winter he expected to
play hockey or on some other of the
minor teams. But he says the rest he
is getting Is just the thing he. needs. ,
Pop Foster, who played substitute
left tackle in the Harvard and
Princeton games went to. see Tad at
the hospital last week and found him
getting along finely. His injury has
completely left him, but he wants to
get entirely well before leaving the,
New York, Dec. 15. The stewards of
the Intercollegiate Rowing asaoelatlofl,
Franclif S. Bangs, Columbia; Thomas
S. Wreath, Pennsylvania, and Frank
Irvine, Cornell,, have decided upon
June 27, Saturday, for the intercolle
giate regatta at poughkeepsie in 1908.
Book? Added to the Free Public Lib
rary, Dec. 11.
Benson, E. F Sheaves.
Cabell, J. B., Gallantry (stories.)
Poe( E. A., Selections; ed. J. M.
Gambrll). . . , - .,
Streckfuss, A., The Lonely House;'
trans, by Mrs. WistciC "
Brand, Capt. J., The Free Lances.
Bullen, G. W The Standard Course
of Esperanto.
Bushcll, S. W., and .Liffan, W. M.,
Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of
Chinese Porcelains.
Connecticut Commission" on Laws
Relating to Direct Primaries and Cor
rupt Practices. Report.
Curtis, N., ed., The Indians' Nook.
Eaton. J., Grant, Lincoln, and the
Fournier d'Albe, E. E Two New
Goethe, J. w., von, Hermann und
Dorothea, ed. A. W Palmer.
Graves, C. U, The Diversions of a
Music Lover.
Grlftls, W. E., The Japanese Nation
In Evolution. v
Haney, J. P., Clajsroom Practice in
Kohbe, G., Wagner's Music-Dramas
Lanson, G., Hlstoire de la Lltter
ature Francalse.
Lawrence. W. M., and Blackman, O.
eds. Riverside Song Book.
Levcrmore, C. IT., comp. The Acad
emy Song Book.
Lewis, L. R., ed., National School
tiibrary of Song.2v.
Lioyd, H. D., A Sovereign People,
(Switzerland). '
Maefarland, C. S The Infinite Af
fection. - . ,
Marks, M. A. M England ' and
America. 1763-1783. 2 vols.
Mitchell, E. G. Mosquito Life.
National Rivers and Harbors Con
gress, Proceedings. 1906.
. Organ Voicing and Tuning; a Guide
to Amateurs.
Pllsbry, H. A., The Barnacles in the
Collections of the L. S. National Mu
seum. ,
Plummer. E. C, Souvenir of the
300th Anniversary of American Ship
Bulldlng. . Bath. Maine, 1907.
Putnam. Israel, Putnam Monument
Commission. A History of the Eques
trian Statue of Putnam, at Brooklyn,
Conn. ' '
Rose, A., On Choosing a Piano.
Sager, D. S., The "Art of Living ' in
Good Health.
Schurz, Carl, Reminiscences. 2 vols.
Singleton, E., ed., Germany De
scribed by Great Writers. ' :'
Spalding, ' W. R., Tonal . Counter
point; Studies in Part-Writing.
Stevens, H. J., comp., The Copper
Handbook, v. 8; 1906.
, Tufts, J. W., A Handbook of Vocal
Waters, R Culture by Conversa
tion. Weed. W, H., The CoppeV Mines of
the World.
Whiting. L., Italy,
the Magic Land.
Auguste, Beim
Wildermuth, yO
Wilyderinuth, O.,
Perlen aus dem
Sande; erzahlungen.
Xenophon, Memorabilia of Socrates;
ed. R. D. C. Rofcbins. '
Yerkes, R. Mr, The Dancing Mouse;
a Study in Animal Beha--iQr.
Adventures of Uncle Sam's Soldiers;
by General Chas. King (and others').
Hopkins, W. J., The Sandman; His
Ship Stories.
Even the Biggest Steamship Succumbs
to Its Mighty Power.
The Atlantic has reasserted itself.
Every one among the thousand and
more passengers on the six large ocean
steamships which arrived at New
York yesterday is competent and will
ing to affirm that statement and none
more competent, more willing, than
the storm-battered travellers on the
biggest ship afloat.
Whon this "queen of the ocean"
first steamed into an American port a
few months ago having reduced the
ocean to a "four-dav" pond, its land
lubber admirers told . of the craft's
wonderful stability, declaring it was
as steady as a church, blow the wind
high or low, and could defy the worst
gales of the winter. Learned if not
nautical men figured out that this
stability was due in some measure to
the gyroscopic action f the turbine
engines, and this assumption gave im
pulse to the movement to equip sea
going passenger ships with that very
old new device, the gyroscope, and
thus eliminate foriver the ill? of the
ocean. It is quite clear now that
man's enthusiasm ran away with his
common sense.
The biggest ship afloat is but a ship
after all, and the Atlantic Is the At
lantic still, just as mighty, as terrible
and as powerful to play with "the big
gest" as with the smallest boat that
man can make. The storms that toss
ed those ships about last week sadly
battered human conceit as well an-'
shipwrecked the hope that man has
subjugated the wind and the soa. The
dav may conic when mechanical
genius will still the 3.000 miles of
waves between America and Europ?,
but that day is still a part of the un
certain future, and for the present we
must cling to our lemons, our ginger
ale and all the other fallacious "cures"
of those who "fear a lurch." For the
Atlantic of "the biggest ship afloat" is
the Atlantic of the Mayflower. It
may havi aged, but what a vigorous
old age! Chicago Evening Post.
The beginning of the fourth trial of
Calob Powers, charged with the mur
der of Governor Goebol, of Kentucky,
excites intense interest, Inasmuch as
now, after eight years spent in pris-
on, and after three trials, the verdicts
of conviction in which were set aside
by the State Supreme court, Powers
at length has a prospect of a fair
trial. Heretofore he has been the vic
tim of vengeful and 'unreasoning Dem
ocratic partisans: but the political up
heaval at the Jast election changes all
this. Governor Beckham has not dared
to place the trial in the. hands - of a
partisan judge and the judge how pre
sidjng shows a disposition to t.ct with
absolute fairness.- There is danger in
the jury room, since through the agen
cy of : a prejudiced sheriff, the jury
panel has been packed with' Domo
erats.One list of jurors pe'iritig none
but , Democratic names was thrown
out by the court at the start. On the
present panel there are four Republi
cans, a proportion so absurdly smallj as
to evidence manipulation; but at all
evepta Powers Is sure of equitable
treatment from the bench and of full
enjoyment of his rights as a citizen
presumed to be innocent until he may
be proven guilty.
The- Kentucky Democracy itself
ought by this time to bo weary of the
obloquy brought upon it by the Pow
ers case,' for its part in the handling
of which it has paid dearly in pres
tige and in strength at tho polls. Nor
can its position bo bettered by furthf r
efforts to justify the wrong It has done.
Tho only way out is through repent
ance and atonement. Pittsburg-Chronicle-Telegraph.
Augustus Busch, the big St. Louis
brewer, has declared his Intention of
closing every law-breaking salpon
with which his company has business
relations. As an earnest of his in
tention he has closed a notorious ret
sort at Belleville, an Illinois suburb of
St. Louis.
This action by the largest brewing
company in America is significant. It
is only one of many Indications that
the heads of the liquor business are
coming to their senses. They have
winked at lawlessness for hmny- years
and their new policy is not the result
of moral regeneration. It Is a plain
matter of business caution. The brew
erg realize that while the law. is full
of restrictions on the saloons, it still
permits them to live In a greater part
of the country. Abuses, and Infrac
tions of the law are responsible for a
wave of temperance sentiment that is
sweeping saloons from cities, coun
ties and even states. It is plain as a
pikestaff that the saloon interests
must choose between obedience to
the laws of regulation' and absolute
prohibition. The example of the big
gest man in the business is for obedi
ence to the law, and if the smaller
ones are able to se beyond the cash
register, they" will follow suit. Minne
apolis Journal.
Its Date Far Bacji of That of, Ancient
W'inklebury Camp, near Basingstoke,
which has recently been sold, has a
history as ancient as, If not Indeed old
er, than that -of Stonehenge itself. It
was in existence at the time when the
Romans invaded these inlands, and
was evidently occupied by them, but
its origin probably dates back to about
the year 1800 B. C, or 1,000 years be
fore the foundation by Romulus of the
Rome of the Caesars. The camp, which
stands close to the old Roman road be
tween Wlnchesfer and Silchester, muai
therefore have been a settlement of
the ancient Britons, and several relies
to substantiate this have been discov
ered. As its name implies the ter
mination "bury" signifying -a "bar
row," or burial place Winklebury
Camp contained a burial ground, part
of which at least has been found. One
of the tumuli has been 'partially ex
plored, and the examination revealed
horns, teeth, bones, burnt earth and
fragments of ancient Eritish pottery.
There relics were submitted to the nat
ural hlhtory department of the Pritipb
museum, and the teeth, as well as the
horns, were identified as belonging to
the Bos lonfjifrons, or Celtic shorthorn,
a breed of tatle which appertained to
the later centuries of tl-a Neolithic
period. Pall Mall Gaaettje,
Total Precipitation Amounted
to 1.42 Inches, of Which
.60 Was Snow.
Mcjiy Trolley Cars Stalled and Stores
Deserted as a Result of
the Storm.
At the weather bureau It was stateJ
late last night that the total precipi
tation, both snow end rain, since th
beginning of the storm 'had' been near
ly 1.42 inches. Of this .60, or about six
Inches, had been snow. The wind had
averaged northeast, but it was chang
ing to north, which would Indicate
clearing weather for to-day. The storm
had covered a large area and had been
moving slowly. Saturday morning it
was centra! over Illinois; yesterday it
was much farther cast. As. a result of
the storm the wires of the weather
bureau had been all tangled up -and
the weather reports had come In very
late. -, ...... r. ,.-...'
For to-day the weather indications
are that it will probably be fair and
cooler here.
Since there was' not enough electric
ity for all the lines to bo run at ones
on Saturday a system of "breaks" was
put into use. This consisted in turn
ing the current off from one line after
another successively for five minutes
while it was used to add to the current
on the other lines and make them of
scmo worth.
Tho storm did not make' the proprie
tors of tho big department stores wear
any broader smiles Saturday evening.
Their ?tores had all been put In apple
pie order preparatory to what they
had anticipate! would be a big Satur
day afternoon and evening of Christ
mas shopping. ,
Yesterday luckily, was a Sunday and
with the decreased traffic that always
comes then the trolley company got its
second wind. As a result there were-
no unusua features in the traffic about
town then.
New Haven wok-? up Saturday morn
ing to Arid Itself fast in' the' hands of
a small sized blizzard. The storm came
down thick and fact and it was soon
many inches thick on the ground. .Then
the trouble bsgan to brew. .Time was,
in the good old days, whert we had
what now is termed an' old-fashioned
winter, that tne good New Englanders
were quite unastonished to see a storln
of many hours duration at any time
between Thanlsfc'ving and the middle
of March. But Saturday it was a dif
ferent matter. Many of the trolley cars
gave up in despair after a f?w feeble
sputters and soon everybody In the
city' was likewise in despair and sput
tering as a result of it.
The Connecticut company Is at pres
ent not well prepared at its Grand av
enue power house for any extraordi
nary call upon its electrical capacity.
The company has just removed: two
275-kilowatt dynamos from there.
which will be placed In the recon
structed West Haven pouter house. It
is expected that there' Will be two new
1,000-kilowatt dynamos a( the Grand
avenue house to take the places of
those that have just been taken out by
the first of February.
Said to Be itapldly Multiplying in
Western .New York.
The recent arrest of a young man
charged with shooting a Mongolian
pheasant, just outside of the city Urn
its, emphasizes the" fact that these
birds have become numerous in this
locality, and incidentally nearly as
domestic fowls. ,
vUnder the game laws the killing of
Mongolian pheasants, or having them
In possession, is absolutely forbidden,
until tho year 1910. When the birds
were first introduced some doubt ex
isted regarding their acclimation, and
it was thought best to make a close
season of five years, and this was done.
Contrary to the opinion of many nat
uralists, the pheasants made them
selves much at home, and have in
creased with singular rapidity. Al
though the penalty for killing the I
birds Is very heavy, it is believed that',
large numbers are killed each season. (
'Notwithstanding this-handicap, they
have become so plentiful as to be re
garded as a pest by farmers. It iS
charged that by1 reason of compara
tive immunity, they have become bold
and destroy crops to a greater extent:
even than crows." j
It must be confessed that the farm-i
er is placed in an anomalous posi
tion. He has to choose between dam
age to his crops by the saucy oriental
beauties, or killing them and risking
a heavy tine. They are io fearless that(
in many cases, they can be killed with
a billet of wood, and the temptation t,
destroy them. Is almost Irresistible!
While it is desirable, for many rea
sons, that this choice game bird should
oe given proper protection, there is ob
viously, another side to the cuestionj
Ethically, there is no reason why d
farmer should suffer loss in order t
provide means of future enjoyment b
city sportsmen. If the pheasants founij
their habitat in the woods and grovel
only, their presence would not be unj
desirable to the agriculturist. Whe
they are protected and penetrate
the garden patch, patience and respecj
for the game law cease to be virtue
So long as the law protecting th
pheasants at all seasons remains
force, It should, of course, be respect
ed. It is contended by many sport
men that the object of the long clos
season has already been accomplishe
and that a reasonable open seasd
should be provided each year, Tt
prejudice against the birds among th
farmers, has assumed such proportion
that it is probable an effort will i
made to modify the law at the comuj
srrtion of the legislature, at least j
the extent of allowing a farmer to prf
tet t his crops. Rochester Democri
and Chronicle.
. Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 15. The Corn,
football eleven to-day elected Geor
Henrv Walder of North Tonawan-q
N. Y.. football captain for 1908. Wal
er 'fs a junior and has played fulibaj
for two years. He acted as sub-ca
tain in several games this fall. j

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