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trail, and, enlisting .the aid of several
Mexicans familiar with the region, ran
down the abseqnder.
The fact that the posse was search
ing for Walker became known and led
to reports of earlier capture.
Walker, when confronted by the offi
cers admitted his Identity and agreed
to return east without raising legal ob
stacles. Further than this he had lit
tle to say.
"What I have to say, I wil say when
I am back in New Britain," was bin
reply to Inquiries concerning his theft
and subsequent flight. Walker is In
fairly good health and does not ap-
sojourn as might have been expected.
, for Walker if taken alive and $1,000
. ' for his dead body.
W'alker is sixty-one years old and
'had long held an enviable position in
Ihe business, social and church cir"
iles of New Britain. On February 1Q
he disappeared and .soon afterward It,
was discovered that $665,000 worth of
securities had been . stolen from the
bank. Walker was also treasurer 'of
the Connecticut .. Baptist convention,
and after, his flight it was found that
$55,000 of the convention's funds had
been stolen. 7" At a meeting of the con- ,
vehtion at Putnam, Conn., on October
15 last, it was announced thatt Walk
er's shortage had been made up by
others. Walker had been one of the
most prominent Baptists in the state
and at the convention a prayer for hia
ultimate salvation was offered.
Walker's dfsappearance was first ber
lieved to have -been due to' mental de-!
rangement following sickness. For
some time previous he had suffered
from kidney trouble and was In the
habit of making frequent trips to this
city for medical treatment. At least
this was the understanding of his
family, though It was afterwards alleg
ed that he came to New York and had
business dealings with others who suc
ceeded In stealing from him money
which he' had taken from the bank.
It was claimed later that he became
Involved witli a gang of wire tappers
and that he was Induced to use secur
ities of the bank to raise money for
the promotion of illegal schemes In
which he had become Interested. On
the Sunday night following his disap
pearance, his son in New Britain re
ceived a telegram from this city, stat
ing that his father had been Injured
and removed to a hospital.
An Inquiry at police headquarters
failed to develop such an accident as
was 'described In the telegram, and
later, the police were convinced .that
the message had been sent by Walker
himself; Walker's son, accompanied by
officials of the bank, came here that
night, and their failure to lbeate Wallc
r led to an investigation of the bank
and the disclosure of his shortage.
Walker was born in Andover, Conn.,
the son of Rev. William C. Walker,
pastor of ' the First Baptist church at
New jjriiain during the Civil war. lie
as made treasurer or the Savings
bank in 1S7$. He was also a director
of the New Britain National bank. His
family lives in New Britain.
of the Walker suspect, admitted that
the bank had received through the de
tective agency which has the case in
hand information of a similar charac
ter durip the day, and was now ex
pecting further details. The telegram
received by the bank is understood to
have jtatecr:
"Walker captured. Proceed with
extradition. Details to follow."
UpN to a late hour this evening no
further information had been received
by the bank officials, and at that time
it was thought that none would be be
fore to-morrow.
So far as could be ascertained1 to
night the bank has not yet taken steps
towards sending someone to Mexico to
make possible Identification, but it is
thought some action looking to that
end may .be taken to-morrow. The
bank officials, it is said, received the
information with caution, but appar
ently have confidence in it.
If the suspect turns out to be the ab
sconidng treasurer, he will be brought
back to this city on a bench warrant
issued at the March term of the super
ior court. The indictment against Wal
ker charges embezzlement, forgery and
Uttering forged papers. The amount of
the defalcation was about half a mil
lion dollars.
At the time the indictment was.
found, Treasurer - E. N. Stanley, Assist
ant Treasurer C. F. Oldershaw, Audit
ors E. L. Prior and F. A. Searles, and
Bank .Commissionars C. G. Kendall an.l
C. H. Noble testified for the bank and
Judge E. K. Nicholson and Charles E.
frior for the Connecticut Baptist con
Sunshine Society Plans to Send
Pour of Him Out in Sleighs
or Automobiles.
Czar Announces Better Salaries for
His Underpaid Troops.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 18. In honor of
St. . Nicholas' day, which falls on
Thursday next, the emperor has issued
a rescript to the army announcing a
general increase in the salaries of the
officers, beginning with 1909. A com
mission has been appointed to draw up
a scheme which will mainly affect the
lower ranks, who are notoriously un
derpaid in comparison with other
armies; Recently groat numbers of
Russian soldiers made applications for
enlistment in the American service.
Each Child Will be Investigated and
the Really Needy Will be .
Received Telegram Yesterday An
nouncing Walker's Capture.
New Britain, Dec. 18. That the offl
. cials of the Savings : Bank of New
Britain have received notification of
the arrest and detention in a Mexican
jail of a man supposed to be William
F. Walker, the bank's absconding
treasurer, was practically admitted
this evening by Judge J. E. Cooper,
the tank's attorney, when in response
to a query as to whether there were
any developments In the Walker case
beyond the report of the arrest of the
suspect, he replied: "There is nothing
Jnore than that. 'J .
He was asked if arrangements had
been made for any one to go from this
place to "Identify the prisoner, and he
replied that he was not aware that
anything; had been done about that.
In reply to a, question he added that
he W6uld no care toy When the first
authentic information had been re
ceived by the bank officials relative to
the arrest.
A meeting of the directors of the
bank was held this afteraioon.
Treasurer E. N. Stanley of the bank,
after being? shown the Associated Press
dispatch to-night telling of the1 capture
Fish and Harrhnan Interests In H11-
noIs Central Cannot Agree.
Chicago, Dec. 18 After a series of
fruitless conferences extendinging past
midnight, attorneys representing the
conflicting interests In the fight for
control of the Illinois Central railroad
announced that no basis for a com
promise had been found. None of the
conferees would discuss the proceed
ings. .
Tlje failure of the conferences leaves
the case In the same status which is
occupied yesterday. ,
Will Address Providence Munic
ipal Banquet at Eloise ,
The plan proposed by the Journal
Courier a fortnight ago in connection
with the unclaimed Santa Claus letters
at the postoffice is progressing with
leaps and bounds with every day that
passes. With the Elks and the Tri
bune Sunshine society about to act as
amateur Santa Clauses, plans are be
ing developed daily for the success of
the scheme to make the children who
have written to Santa Claus, and are
worthy, the happier for their faith in
the genial spirit of Christmas time.
It is quite probable that the Sun
shine society will have real fiesh-and-blood
Santa Clauses, either in sleighs,
if there is snow, or in autos otherwise,
following the custom of the moment,
who will go about frpm door to door
on the coming Christinas eve and call
out the children who are to be re
membered to give them their presents.
The society has already looked up
many of the children who have sent
letters. It has had about 350 of iihem
turned over to it. A similar number
have been given to the Elks.
Among those children who have al
ready been Investigated there have
been found needy ones all the way
from East Haven to Westville, so It
will be almost a matter of necessity
that the Santas use the autos in order
to get around to their charges in sea
son. The Sunshine society has four local
branches. tA Santa Claus committee
has been appointed in each branch.
These committees and the branches of
the society that they belong to are as
follows: Elm City, MrS. W. A. Gran
ville, Mrs. W. P. Tuttle, Mrs. R. S.
Woodruff, Mrs. W. L. Allen and Mrs.
Jennie Ambbr; Mayflower, Mrs. Sim
mons and Mrs. T. J. Adams; Coreop
sis, Miss Eleanor Booth and Miss Edna
Highby, Queen Esther, Mrs. Frederick
J. Meyer.
These committees will meet this af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. Granville
to complete arrangements.
It Is planned to give the children, as
far a3is possible, the necessities of
life that they ask for, such as stockings
shoes, and mittens, rattier than the
luxuries, among which are candies, toya
and the like. Speaking of the plans of
the society last evening, Mrs, Granville
expressed her surprise at the number of
children that asked for necessities In
the letters that had come to her no
tice, thus showing that they were real
ly needy,
As was told In this paper yesterday
morning, the Elks are planning a mon
ster entertainment to be held at Elks'
hall probably on Christmas eve.
Owner of Capitol City Tark in Dispute
With Polo Player.
Hartford, Dec. 18. Charles Boyle,
owner of Capitol City Park was ar
rested to-night on a charge af carry
ing concealed weapons and will have
a hearing to-morrow. He is out on
bonds. It is alleged that after the
New Britain-Hartford polo game to
night Boyle and Harry Sharkie, man
ager of the Hartford team, became en
gaged in a dispute over the division
of the receipts. It is claimed by Star
kie that he has expended about $450
more than his share of expenses in
keeping the place in proper repair. To
night it is alleged after the night's re
ceipts totalling about $298 had been
counted Starkie directed his secretary
to put the money in a satchel and
leave the place, which the secretary
proceeded to do. Then, It Is charged,
Boyle drew a revolver and pointed it at
Starkie, demanding his share of the re.
eclpts. Starkie grappled with Boyle
and had him down, when, he says, Mrs.
Boye struck him over the eye. Boyle
Was placed under arrest.
Charles Sanger Mellen, president of
the New Haven road, will go to Prov
idence December 28 to deliver an ad
dress to the retiring members of the
city council at the fourteenth annual
municipal banquet. The banquet is
to be held at the Eloise hotel in Prov
idence. -
The other speakers beside Mr. Mel
len are P, J. McCarthy, mayor of
Providence, and Colonel Frank L.
Greene of St. Albans, Vt.
Self-Government of the Island Will be
Effected During 1909.
Washington, Dec. 18. War depart
ment estimates In Cuba show approxi
mately 400,000 men qualified to cast a
vote iri forthcoming elections. Pre
dictions are now freely made in ad
ministration circles that overturning of
the island to the Cubans will not take
place until the beginning of 1909, and
in all probability not until a later date.
IjAXATIVK BROMO Quinine removes
the cause. To fret the genuine, call for
full name anrl look for signature or
W. Grove. 25c.
We have a large assortment
of handsome baskets, bought
especially for the holiday sea
son. They range in size from
one pound to three pounds.
We will fill them with any grade
Chocolates and Bonbons you
may desire; also deliver them
to any address in city.
Depreciation of Investments
Brings Bennett Fountain
Money Down.
Fund Set Away to Meet $9,400 Con
tract Now Decreased to $8,800
by the Panic.
i. .
General Manager of the Telephone
Company Stricken.
General Manager H. H. Sykes of the
Southern New England Telephone
company is seriously ill at his home on
Forest street in Westville. Mr. Sykea
was stricken about a week ago. The
nature of his Illness is very serious
and is causing apprehension. His con?
dition last night was slightly Im
Michigan has a law which makes
the accidental shooting of a man by a
hunter manslaughter. It has not, how
ever,! decreased the number of -killings
In the woods this season. It seems
to prove that the tragedies are due to
recklessness of a sort which no plead
ings and cautions can diminish. The
record in Wisconsin, which, for some
strange reason, is nearly twice as bad
as in any other State,' has already
reached 24 killed and 38 injured in
the few weeks since the season open
ed. According to a tabulation kept by
the Chicago Recurd-Herald, 71 per
sons have been killed and 81 injured in
the country at large. To these num
bers might undoubtedly be added at
least a dozen more fatalities which did
not reach the notice of the tabulator.
There Is small comfort in a compari
son with the figures of last year, for
while the number of killed is slightly
less, the number of injured is larger.
There, are few accidents of this sort
which need happen if the hunter
makes a reasonable effort- to learn
whether the moving creature in the
thicket is a deer or a man before he
shoots. New York Evening Post.
A difficulty hhs arisen over the funds
for the payment for the erection of
the Bennett Memorial fountain. The
depression which has hit the market
tto hard may in tills Instance cost the
city in the neighborhood of $600. The
fountain Is now practically finished and
the contractor may now claim pay
ment. If it is demanded at once the
city will be tive loser.
The contract for the fountain re
quires a sum of $9,400 in payment.
When the bequest was received about
a year and a half ago City Treasurer
Strong took the money and invested it
In some choice investments, obtaining
them at a price that looked very fa
vorable. As a result of the financial
situation, however, the investments, if
disposed of to-day. would bring only
about $8,800.
Mayor Studley and Controller Rowe
were of the opinion last evening that
expense could bo avoided If the amount
lg not exacted for a month or two. If
demanded at once the city will have to
make good the deficit. The matter is
to be brought, up for consideration at
the meeting of the board of finance
to-night, and will receive serious at
tention.' it is Stated by Controller
Rowe that the city will be unable to
purchase the funds and hold them for
a rise itself. The only escape seems to
be to have the funds held until they
reach a better figure before the pay
ment is required.
The matter came up on the request
for payment by professor Weir. Treas
urer Strong offered to pay over the so
curlties, but Professor Weir requested
payment in money. So the matter
comes before the city for determina
Our Cliristmas trade has always been a drawing card
for business (luring the succeeding year. Wc make
many friends who become permanent customers.' Our
stock augmented for the holiday season is an hides of
what Is found here all the year round. Our quulity Is
not lowered, our prices are not raise. Just a few suggestions
Hartford, Dec. 18. TAe following
special order was issued from the of
fice of the adjutant general to-day:
"The application of First Lieutenant
Henry A. Grimm, Machine Gun Bat
tery, to be-retired, is, approved, and he
is hereby relieved from active duty in
the military service of this state, ah:l
placed upon the retired list, to date,
December 14, 1907."
Rolling Chairs, Bed Trays, Air Pillows. Water Bottles,
Operation Chairs. Instrument and Medicine Cases, Glass
top and Folding Tables, Conversation Tubes, etc.
;. I Washburn 6 Co.
84 Church Street. 61 Center Street. ?
Plumbing, Heating
and Sheet Metal Work
Defective Plumbing Overhauled
and Put in Perfect Sani
tary Condition.
Jobbing Promptly Attended to.
Call and Inspect Our Show
Rooms. Cjoe & Coleman Co,
'Phono 3108.
Episcopal Academy Board Approves
Leases and Mortgages.
The trustees of the Episcopal acad
emy of Connecticut, located In Chesh
ire, held a special meeting In Judge
Robertson's office, room 218 Exchange
building, yesterday afternoon. The
trustees met and approved the leases
and mortgages of the Cheshira school
One of these leases is dated .Tuly 6
and another July 1.1, 1903. There is
a mortgage dated July 13, 1903, which
was given to the Cheshire school to
secure the payment of certain bonds
and notes of the trustees, amounting
to $100,000, and bearing the date July
1, 1903, being fully described In the
mortgage deed; ., there are certain
bonds dated July 1, 1903, and amount
ing to $100,000, and another mortgage
dated May 4, 1905, and given to the
Cheshire schools.
One Indenture of lease is dated May
4, 1905, in which the Qheshire school
Is lessee. Another mortgage is dated
July z, 1906, and other bonds are
dated July 2, 190G, amounting in the
whole to the sum of $100,000, payable
to Ihe Cheshire school. There is a
mortgage deed to the school dated
November 16, 1907; an indenture of
a lease dated November 16, 1907, in
which the Cheshire school is lessee.
The trustees also approved certain re
pairs, alterations and improvements to
the buildings and property and the
erecting of buildings besides' authoriz
ing the treasurer to make changes in
the investment of the funds.
No action was taken at this meet
ing on electing Rev. John B. Skilton
Headmaster of tne Cheshire school, as
principal o fthe Episcopal academy of
Connecticut for a term co-extenslve
with his term as lieadmasttr ot the
Cheshire school. '
A remarkable story comes from
Australia. There is a place "down utii
der" called Twofold Bay, which is a
whaling station and also a seaside re
sort. A man who had dined not wisely
but too well and hud partaken of the
cup which cheers and inebriates was
walking with a pimple of friends oi
the shore. This man was staying at a
hctel at Eden, a tvn on Twofold Bay,
in order to take the cure for severe
rheumatism. But while he was out he
f.-uiid a cure ;.f J'.U own, immensely
more efficacious than mustard packs
and massage, for the three friends es
pied a dead whale which had been tyit
open. This rheumatic gentleman made
a beeline for it, and in a few minutes
plunged right into the mass of decom
posing blubber.
Appalled at the sight, his friends en
deavored to rescue him, but were driv
en off by the heat and smell, and
eventually had to leave thtir com
panion to his own devices. For two
hours he remained where he was, and
thn eamo out perfectly sober, the
rheumatism from which he had been a
chronic sufferer entirely gone! The ho
tel at Eden is now full of rheumatic
patient waiting for whales. As soon as
one is taken the patients are rowed
out to it, the whalers dig for each a
sort of narrow grave in the blubber,
and in this couch the patients He for
two hours. Tit-Bits
Two Generations from Primitive Ru
rally to Civilization's Heights. ,
In 1831 the American people -were
free, but they held in their hands the
hand tools of slaves. They Jiad to labor
and sweat in the fields, with the crude
implements that had been produced
by ages of slavery. Fo two genera
tions the sickles, flails and wooden
plows, with which they had tried to
build up a prosperous republic, had
lield bark aericultural progress. Let
us try to reconstruct mentally the
America of those days.
Enterprise was not then a national
characteristic. The few men who dar
ed to suggest improvements were .per
secuted as enemies of society. The first
iron plows were said to poison the
soil. The first railroad was. torn up.
The first telegraph wires were cut.
The first sewing machine was smash
ed. And the Mt'st man who sold coal
in Philadelphia was chased from the
State as a swindler.
Even the railway was a dangerous
toy. The telegrph Vvas still a dream
in the brain of Morse. John Deore had
not Invented his steel plow, nor Howe
his sewing machine, nor Hoe his print
ing press. There were no stoves nor
matches nor oil lamps. Petroleum was
peddled as a medicine at $1 a bottle.
Iron was $75 a ton. Money was about
as reliable as mining stocKs are to
day; and all the savings in all the
banks would not now buy the chickens
in Iowa.
, The total exports amounted to no
more than we paid last year for dia
monds and champagne. Chicago was
a twelve family Village. There was
no West nor Middle West. Not one
grain of wheat had been grown in
Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska,
Colorado, Kansas, Washington, Ne
vada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico,
Oregon, Utah. Arizona, Wyoming, Ok
lahoma, or Texas. Herbert N. Casson
in December Everybody's.
Men's Black and Tan Vici Kid Slippers, Opera and Everit
Cut, 98 cents.
Men's Black and Tan Vici Kid Opera and Everit Cut, $1.25
$1.50, $2.00, $2.25, $2.75. Sizes 6 to 12.
Men's Black and Tan Romeos, Elastic Sides, and Nuliifiers
(High Cut), $1.25, $1.50, $2.50. Ot
. ,' Boys' and Youths' Tan Opera and Everit Cut, 85 cents,
$1.00, $1.25, $1.50. V -
' Romeos, High Cut, Tan and Red, $1.25 and $1.50. '
The New Haven Shoe
842 and 846 Chapel Street!
Some Comparisons That Cause
Samuel E. Moffett, writing in Col
lier's on the real cost of armaments
makes some interesting comparisons
between certain of our educational
funds and the price of one battleship.
On June 30 of this year Yale Univer
sity had funds aggregating $8,746,690,
or $1,300,000 less than the cost of a
ten-million-dollar battleship, whose
life cannot be over twenty-five years,
ami which will probably be relegated
to the scrap-heap within twenty. The
Rhodes bequest of Oxford scholarships
which made a sensation throughout
the world, would buy just one battle
ship, and so would the Nobel fund of
nine millions. The John F. Slater fund
for the education of the negroes, for
which Mr. Slater received the thanks
of congress and a medal, was only $1,
000,000, the price of two torpedo-boat
destroyers. "The cost of one battle
ship," continues Mr. Moffett, "would
pay for all the newspapers and peri
odicals Issued in the eight states of Del
aware, Maryland, Virginia, West Vir
ginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia and Florida in a year." When
congress ' was asked to appropriate
three millions for the Appalachian and
White Mountain forest, reserves, which
would bo'of untold benefit to the whole
eastern saction of this country for gen
erations to come, Ppeaker Cannon
said congress could not afford to ap
propriate this sum. 'it was willing,
however, to give $20,000,000 for two
more battleships, although this coun
try lived from 1875 to 1 895, contented
and uYicomjuered without possessing a
single armored ship. New York Even
Inff Pfvc.t 5
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Mink Furs
at exceptionally low
Prices for tlie M int
and Jackets-
comprising' an immense line of : ,
all the new shapes and styles iu
Muffs, Scarfs. ' Stoles, Coats "
-all selected skins. The prices show
marked reductions in every instance. A special op
portunity that every woman wearing furs should take
advantage of.
Christmas Gilts, Useful and Attractive;
KODAKS ( Great Variety) ,
; waterman's pens,
military Brushes,
Season of Glories from the First of
May to the End or July.
The London season of thirty years
ago was far more prolonged and its
glories more apparent than they are
now: It Was loked upon as a very se
rious matter which no self-respecting
persons who considered themselves "in
society" would forego, nor of which a
votary of fashion would willingly miss
a week r a day. Religiously on the
first clay of May, Belgravia the Bel
gravia described by Lord Beacons
Held would open the doors of its
freshly painted and Mower-bedecked
mansions. Dinners, balls, and parties
succeed; V.one another . without inter
mission till the end of 'July, the only
respite being at the Whitsuntide re
cess. A few of the racing people plight
go to Newmarket for a week, Jbut the
fanhionable world flocked only lo the
classic races the Derby," Ascot and
Parties were arranged for Hurling
ham to see the pigeon shooting, or for
the fashionable tlower shows then held
at the botanical gardens, or again to
Wimbledon to see the shooting for the
Elcho Shield, which in those days was
a feature of the London season. To be
commandant of the pimp was a covet
ed rJost, and I remember Lord and
Lady Wharncliffe living in large tents
and entertaining for a whole fortnight
in the most sumptuous manner. We
used to drive down on coaches in As
cot frocks and smart-featured hats,
and stay to dinner, driving back try
moonlight. "The . Reminiscences ' of
Lady Randolph Churchill" In the Century.
KODAKS (Especially for Ladies), "'
BROWNIE CAMERAS (for Children),
RICHARD HUDNUT'S PERFUMES, Great Variety of Superior Qualif
THE SANITOL PREPARATIONS ($2.70 worth for $1.00),
FOUNTAIN the best line of summer and winter drinks to be had in this ci
Consul W.- P, Atwell, In a report
from Ghent, tells of successful experi
ments In that city which are interest
ing as to hygiene of dwelling houses,
as well as to the preservation of mon
uments and public buildings. He writes
that these experiments have been re
cently officially made for the first time
in Belgium. The Ghent city and uni
versity libraries were seriously threat
ened by humidity, and certain parts
could no longer bo used and had to
be completely abandoned. It was
therefore decided that a trial would
be made with a new system of draw
ing humidity out of walls, whreh has
recently been invented by a Belgian,
after long and patient researches. The
experiments began July 14 and were
completed August 14. The hygromel
cal degree of the air in the room
approximately 1,200 cubic meters (
377H3 cubic feet), where the diffei
experiments took place, Was 83
grees on July 13. At that timel
strong moldy smell was found to
1st. The greater part of the wall
covered with saltpeter, while the fj
or pavement was almost continU
wet. On September 13, after tes
the new system 30 days, the hyi
meter was found to have lowered f
83 to 60 degrees. The walls had
come completely dry, and the i
peter and smell had disappeared,
pavement was perfectly dry and
mained so, while pror to these est
iments it had always been found tj
moist. In Belgium the normal hv
metrical atmosphere of buildings
good condition varies between 6 Oi
70 degrees. Daily Consular
Trade Reports.
Only One "EROMO QUININE," that is
Laxative "Qrozzo guhha s (VJ&
dirpj&a Cold in Onn ttav fVin in 9 Tir
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S70 Chapel Street
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