Added to the manslaughters previously classified, we have a total of sixty-two killings, due in twenty cases to quarrels, thirteen to drink, nine to women, four to disputes over money, one to race antagonism, five to general causes, three to negligence, two infanticides, five during the commission of other crimes.

There was a real mystery in this affair which neither the jury, nor the president, nor the public prosecutor himself could understand. It was the usual story of the infanticides committed by servant girls. But there was one inexplicable circumstance about this one.

"What is done to infanticides in this country?" asked Major Cavalcanti innocently. "Oh, their heads are soon cut off," said Danglars. "Ah, indeed?" said Cavalcanti. "I think so; am I not right, M. de Villefort?" asked Monte Cristo. "Yes, count," replied Villefort, in a voice now scarcely human.

Still, an attempt to classify such diverse causes enables one to reach certain general conclusions. Reclassifying the seventeen murders according to causes, we have: Six due to women, four to quarrels, five to other causes, and two infanticides.

Does any one wonder, then, that we hear and read of "Trunk Horrors"? Does any one wonder that we have divorces, despair, infanticides, foeticides, suicides, bagnios, etc., and that other class, I fear not less numerous, but certainly more dangerous, "the assignation houses"? These you cannot "police," or "localize."

Still others said: "We are the survivors of abortions and infanticides. Our mothers are on the lists. Our fathers, cigar in mouth, saunter smiling amid the tumult of business and the markets. We are born like kings with a crown on our heads, a crown of red rash." And God, hearing their cry, came down toward these souls. He entered the hospital of more than human sorrows.

There was a real mystery in this affair which neither the jury, nor the president, nor the public prosecutor himself could understand. It was the usual story of the infanticides committed by servant girls. But there was one inexplicable circumstance about this one.

Now, having heard Welty boast of being the object of this Emily's infatuation, Barry McGettigan deflected his mind from the contemplation of murders, infanticides, fires, and other matters of general interest, and gave his best thoughts and skill to investigating this talked-of love affair of Welty's. He discovered the true situation within three days.

When we consider, too, that the majority of the infanticides are unquestionably not detected, the body of the child being hid from the sight, and the vast amount of injury which results to the mothers from the attempt to destroy unborn children, we cannot wonder that French philanthropists have been inclined to return to the old system.