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TVOL LI NO. 230. : ? , -v " 'V " : : .'NORWiCHV CONN;,' MONDAY, , SEPTEMBER 27, 1909. v- T-.; 7 - T;.! ? ".j -. - : ' ' ' r
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Peary Would :Not Allow Them to be Brought
New Haven Polar Region
to Cook "See you Soon, Explain Air On Account
of Peary's Refusal to Bring Along the Doctor's In
struments They May Not
New York, Sept 86. Commander
Robert K. Peary refused absolutely
to allow any of the record or Instru
ments of Dr. Frederick A. Cook to be
brought aboard the steamer. Roose
velt, and was thus Instrumental In
causing these records to remain in a
cache at Etah," Greenland, according
to Harry Pavne Whitney, tho New Ha
ven sportsman, In a despatch received
In this city by Dr. Cook today.
-. Message from Whitney to Cook.
The message whic.h came as a re
sponse to the one sent by, Dr. Cook,
Is as follows:
"Strathcona, via Indian . Harbor and
Cape Ray, N.- F., Sept. 25. .
"Dr. V: A. Cook,, Waldqrf, New York:
"Started for home Roosevelt. Noth
ing arrived for'me. Peary -would al
low nothing belonging to you on
board. Said to leave, everything in
cache at Etah. . . . "
'Met Captain Sam, North Star. Did
not go back after going schooner
bound St. John's, take steamer home.
Hope you well. See you soon. Ex
plain all. Good shooting.
Cook Has Duplicates of Records.
Dr. Cook waa questioned today as
to his views of. the situation created
by the action ascribed to Commander
Peary, but he declined to say any
thing derogatory of 'his rival. 'It may
be that the instruments will arrive
this year, after aH,'.'- tie said, "and as
for the records and observations their
non-arrival here 1 makes' no difference
whatever, as I have complete dupli
cates, so that there will be no -delay
In compiling my. story, with all Its
details." ' -.''-.
Dr. Cook did not appear to be great
ly perturbed 'the news he received
from Mr. Whitney. He hopes to see
him In a very short time and to bear
a complete explanation of Ufe occur
rences at Etah. ' , ...
No Slander Suit Apanist Peary.
Dr. Cook denied the, report that he
was to bring. suit for, slander against
Peary. "There is no 'truth in the re
port," he said, "I have no 'Intention of
bringing suit. Naturally,, I-am 'tak
ing measures to have everything in
order In case of necessity: but I have
jicvar even Ouwght' of filing .' a. " suit
a-nd I wish to contradict such reports
If they are still at-Etah, Dr. Cook's
instruments may not, arrive in New
York until the spring of 1910. There
is a, possibility, however, of their
reaching here this year, . for another
vessel may have- touched at Etah aft
er the Roosevelt left. .". . '
Absence of Records and Instruments
Will Net Affect Ultimate Results.
"t shall wait." continued Dr.' Cook.
1 think that Mr. Whitney knew what
he had In his possession. It would
be very difficult for me to say what
effect the occurrence will have. The
absence of , the records and Instruments
will, however, not affect the ultimate
result a particule. But it would be
very desirable to have the Instruments
here; that is certain.
"Mr. Whitney certainly knew that
the effects left with him were import
ant. He was compelled to tell Mr.
Pearv that he had my things wits'
him. He Is too honest to suppress
"I had not spoken to Mr. Whitney
of any estrangement between Mr.
Peary and myself. ' He had believed
that a ship would come for him from
the American side and thethings
would go along -in it. -The leaving of
the instruments may cause delay in
sendin- my records to Copenhagen,
but will not affect the people who are
to make the final investigation.
'There were a few originals among
the documents left1 with Mr. Whitney,
but it will not make any difference if
they are never found again. ' Whitney
really does not know what there is or
what there la not among them. '
Instruments Will Be Looked After.
'.The Instruments are not lost Tho
Eskimos know where they 'are. They
will be looked after. Mr.' Whitney has
sent no word except that they are at
Etah. ,' ' '
"As to the question of proof, that
Is the same, whether the observations !
are made by one person, or by five or
' "I am sure "Pary" had rto means of
getting any news of me sin,ce the mid
dle of- April; but he knew that I had
gone south. , My - instruments were
packed separately' in several boxes
and these were put. into a packing
case. They could , not be injured" by
falls or rough hafndling. ''
"Regarding the possibility that a
'man could go -within two or three
hundred miles ot the pole and .think .he
bad got there.I l6ve that to the
"When Mr. Whitney met me on my
arrival at Etah, the first thing he said
was: 'Well, I have been here in a
lucky year." - .
"It is impossible) to send anyone to
Etah to fetch the instruments and
records at this - time" of the year, as
navigation 1s closed; and If it were
open a ship would take four or five
weeks to get there, i ,
Nensensieal Charge of Copying Peary's
' ' Sledges. . . v
. "Mr. Whltneyyhs. said all he needs
to say of the subject of my expedi
tion. The remark that has been made
that I copied Peary's sledges is non
sensical. He hitherto used the exact
prototype of the Eskimo sledge. I
never copied anything.. . I have not
seen him for over two years, so I
could not have coled his ideas.
"I have netered into no arrange
ment to meet Mr. Peary at any time."
Whitney's Steamer Due 8t John's on
- St. John's, N.F.. Kept.- !6. Wireless
despatches received here say that the
schooner Jtanie, .which is bringing
Harry Whitney, the -Ne.lv Haven hunt
er, back to civilization, left Indian
Harbor yesterday - morning for St.
John's and likely would -'not call at
Huttle Harbor. . It' Is exacted that
the Jxunie will- arrive here Wednes
day. , . ... . . '
WHITNEY. DOES NOT DOUBT.
Says He Has No Reason to Disbelieve
Statement of Cook.
Halifax Sept. 26.' Harry Whitney
r? New Haven: who- was with Dr.
Frederick A. Cook U -Ajsnootak, nd to
Iff CACHE AT ETAH
WHITNEY TO COOK
Hunter Say in iis Telegram
Arrive Until Next Spring.
whom Dr. Cook is said to have given
a detailed account of his trip to the
pole, has sent a wireless message from
Indian Harbor, Labrador, in answer
to the question: "Did Cook reach
the pole?' A
"I have no reason to doubt Cook a
statement," says Whitney. ,
PEARY JUSTIFIES HIS ACTION ,
AS TO COOK'S EFFECTS.
8ays He Had; Been Aware for Some
. Time of Cook's Intention to Claim
- Honor of Discovery.'
Portland, Me., Sept. 26. It -was
learned from a source close to Com
mander. Peary tonight that the com
mander justifies his action of refusing
to allow Dr. Frederick A. Cook's in
struments or records on board the
homeward bound steamer Roosevelt on
the theory that he had been aware for
some time of Cook's intention to
claim the discovery of the north pole,
and that Peary, therefore, would sanc
tion nothing in aid of this project. -Other
Charges Against Brooklyn Ex-
' . plorer.
Peary's forthcoming statement con
cerning Cook, it was also learned, will
charge that " the Brooklyn explorer
cannot produce shoes, sledges or other
equipment which will 'show the wear
and tear that comes from travel over
the Arctic ice. This is the first inti
mation of any specific evidence that
the commander will produce, although
he has said from time to time, that he
haa evidence enough, to discredit Dr.
Whitney's Arrival Spurs Peary to
Make a Statement.
It seems evident that Peary is de
sirous of issuing his statement In the
near future especially since the ar
rival of Harry Whitney at Indian Har
bor. While he declares that Whitney
has no part in the controversy,. Com
mander Peary has nevertheless re
ceived messages concerning Whitney's
progress. He, has made no attempt,
however, to communicate with Whitney
and says that he will make none.
Arrival of the Roosevelt at Eagle
- ' Island a Surprise. -
The Roosevelt arrived unexpectedly
today at Eagle Island, Commander
Peary's, home, to. leave .Peary's -per-soanl
belongings and to receive sup
plementary prders. . The vessel's ar
rival; was a surprise, for Commander
Pearfr, who proceeded her to his home,
said 'nothing of the possibility of her
touching at Eagle Island. On the other
hand, when she sailed from Sydney on
Wednesday morning last the general
understanding was that she would pro
ceed direct to New York, with a prob
ability of taking part - in one of the
Hudson-Fulton naval parades.
After unloading Peary's belongings,
which filled four or five small boats,
the Roosevelt had steam up tonight
ready . to sail for New York. Com
mander Peary will go to Bar Harbor
tomorrow fori a conference with Gen.
Thomas H. Hubbard, president of the
Peary Arctic club. He will remain
there until Tuesday night, possibly
later, and it is there that he will
probably Issue the formal statement
attacking Dr. Cook.
Roosevelt Sails for New York. '
Portland, Me., Sept. 2. The
Roosevelt left Eagle Island for New
York at 10 o'clock tonight. The
Roosevelt, with favorable weather,
should arrive in New York Tuesday
night or Wednesday.
MESSAGE FROM WHITNEY
TO NEW HAVEN PAPER.
Sorry to Hear of Trouble Between the
New Haven, Oonn., Sept. 26. The
Journal -Courier in the morning will
publish the following message from
Harry Whitney of New Haven,' who
while hunting in the north met Dr.
Cook ar.d received from him records
and Instruments relating to Dr. Cook's
discovery of the north pole.
Steamship Strathcona, via Marconi
wireless, Indian Harbor and Cape Ray
N. P., Sept. 26.
NorrU G. Osborne,' Edftor Journal
Courier, New Haven, Conn:
Telegram received last night. ' Ar
rived Thursday. Rushing home. Can
not give data of arrival. Engine brok
en: returning on sail. Glad to get
within reach of outside world. Sorry
to hear of trouble between Cook and
Peary. On Cook's arrival at Annoo
tok in April, 1909, he told of having got
the pole. He also showed maps, but
I was asked not to tell Peary if he ar
rived before I left, but to tell him that
Cook had- beaten his record of 1906.
Nothing having . arrived for me, we
started south on Roosevelt. Cook left
box full of contents unknown to me to
bring back, but - Peary would allow
nothing belonging to Cook aboard the
Roosevelt, so I waa forced to leave
everything In cache at Etah. Am well.
Good shooting. Regards to all.
First Methodist Church in Africa.
Boston, Sept 26. InausTlating the
celebration' of the sepenty-flfth anni
versary of the founding of the first
Methodist mission in Africa, special
services were held in all the churches
of the denomination in this city and
vicinity today. The observance of the
anniversary will be continued during
the fall through various parts of the
country. It will end . in New York
with a meeting at Carnegie hall on
December 13. It is expected that Pres
ident Taft will be the principal . guest
at the closing meeting.
New England Typographical Union,,
Boston. Sept: 26. Representative
of practically every typographical un
ion in the New England states metf'in
Boston today and organised the-. New
England Typographical uulun. Ed
ward N. Martin of Boston,- was. Elect
ed president. John F. MiirphyjTrWa
terbury, Conn., is orm of the vice' pres
idents. .j. , ."...-:''"
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Baby Girl Killer by Auta.
New i'ork, Sept. 26. The two- year
old daughter of -Gtkiseppi De Marco
waa killed today by au automobile
owned fey James T. Lee. a lawyer.
Frank Carlo, the chauffeur of the car,
who- disappeared after . the accident,
gave himself up later and waa' locked
Up en charge of homicide.
Vienna. Sept. 26. The university of
Prague has conferred the honorable
degree of doctor on Prof. Theodore
w. Kicnards of Harvard.
'Berlin.' Sept.' 26. The ' reported re
tirement frnm th. nn),(nn, - j:
hard Dernburg, secretary of state for
Antwerp," Sept. 2. Charles E. Ma-
goon, former governor of Cuba, waa
among the passengers on board the
steamer .Lapland, which" left here Sat-
uraay ror New York.
Madrid, Sept. 2. Advices 'received
by the government from Melilla indi
cate tltat the warring tribes are show
ing sifrtTs of discouragement, and that
the prospect for an- early ending of
me campaign Is good.
St. PetersbuJe. Sent- 26. Chairman
Karyakin of the douma agricultural
committee, called upon Premier Stoly-
pin to urge the government to sus
tain the' price of grain, which threat
ens to break heavily in consequence
oi me aounaant harvest.
END OF THE WORLD
Holy Rollers' Again Disappointed'
Many of the Faithful Give It Up.
West. Duxbury, Mass., Sept. 26.
The time set for the end of the world
as revealed in visions to some of the
more radical of the Triune Immersion-
lsts who hape gathered at Ashdod for
the, past few days, has Dassed. and to
night at the little chapel of the faithful
a service of prayer and song was held
to ask the counsel of God and to
await his revelation.' Dozens of the
faithful- have given, up mil hope of
the "great glorification" At the present
time ana nave gone to their homes.
but others have arrived to take their
places. Mark B. Radcllffe. leader of
the sect in Yonkers, N. Y.. said that a
large number of the faithful may be
expected to arrive tomorrow, and that
by that time there should be about 150
There were two more baptisms to
day, bringing the total number of im
mersions at the present conclave ud
Rain fell " heapily throuzbout the
day. but had apparently little effect on
the enthusiasm of the little band. Re
ligious services were held in the lit
tle chapel and were continued tonight
in me nope tnat some revelation of
the spirit might be . made regarding
the purification of the earth by fire, or
tnat some counsel as to the future
might be given.
The meeting, at the chapel waa
thrown open to such outsiders as cared
to attend and was conducted much in
the same manner as prayer and testi
monial meetings of other denomina
tions. But nearby, in a room that
serves as a kitchen, there was another
meeting to which only the faithful
were allowed admittance. The room,
which is 40 feet long by 30 wide, was
crowded with Immersion Ists. All were
standing with hands and faces uprais
ed and with lips moving, apparently
waiting for some revelation.
COMMITTEE WILL ALLOW
PRESENTATION OF; '"CLANSMAN."
Saw It Played at. New London and
Found Nothing Objectionable or
. Harmful. ..- 1 '
By decision of the amusement com
mittee of the court of common coun
cil who on Saturday evening went to
New London to see the presentation
of "The Clansman," the play regard
ing which 'the colored people of the
city had entered a protest against its
coming here, "The Clansman" will be
presented at the Broadway theater
this afternoon and evening, it having
been decided to give a matinee per
formance in addition to the evening.
The committee, which includes Al
derman Whiting, Councilman Geer
and Worthfngton', accepted the invita
tion of Business Manager McCarthy
of the play to witness the -production
in New London, and with Acting May
or Robinson and Clerk Crowell went
to the Lyceum theater in that city
Saturday epening. It was found that
there was nothing objectionable about
the play, that there was nothing
which could do any . harm, it being
clean and interesting.
Alderman Whiting said: ; "We found
the play all right and will allow it to
come. There-' waa nothing objection
able that we conld see."
Councilman Geer said: "There was
nothing injurious about the play, noth
ing which could do- any barm. The
negro situation is different today than
it was fifty years ago, and the com
mittee could find nothing objectiona
ble. It is a good play,"
The decision of the commtttee was
reached in the theater at New Lon
don and they returned home on the
Bar Harbor express. . They could not
find that the different scenes referred
to at the hearing were harmful, or
that the dance of the colored woman
was as represented.
MANY NEW VOTERS
MADE IN NORWICH.
Forty-Five Per Cent, of Those Eligible
to Be Made Appeared Before the
, Board and Took tho Elector's Oath.
', The board of selectmen, town clerk
and registrars of voters were at the
town hall Saturday until 7 'O'clock in
the afternoon for the purpose of mak
ing voters, it being the only session
this fall, and those who were made
can cast their vote at the town election
next month. There were 165 who ap
peared before the board and took the
elector's oath. Twenty old voters were
restored to the ljst. On the to be made
list were 423 names and those -made
represent 45 per cent- of the appli
cants. Although there were ten women
who had .their applications In to be
made, none appeared before the board.
During the morning session Saturday
there were 71 voters made, while in the
afternoon between S and 7 there were
94 more made. There was the usual
hitch for sorne of the to be's because
of not having the necessary papers and
there was one w,ho was refused the
privilege of voting because he was un
able to read. The busiest time was
between 3 and 4 o'clock, -when the
board had all they wanted to attend
to. The summary shows the number
of applicants and the number made,
with the percentage of applicants
made, by districts, as follows:
..''" To be PerCent.
Made. Made. Made.
First .' 69 ITS . 40
Second . 28 102 30
Third 23 ' 59 40
Fourth ....... 11 .- 24 60
Fifth 22 42 60
Sixth .... 12 : . 23 60
Preston and Franklin Voters.
' On Saturday in Franklin there were
eight "to be made" voters,, of which
number only one showed up to be
made by the selectmen,
-Preston had a list of 14 young men
to be made, voters, bat only five of the
number appeared before the board and
were made. -
During the last year the population
of Germany Increased by 806.000 per
sons, to 63.885.000. according to offi
1 i '
Aboard His Yacht
V'V: ' 1. . - .
ON WHICH HE HAD BEEN LIVING
, FOR SOME TIME. -
WILLIAM C. BECKWITH, ACTOR,
Dramatist and, Former Naval Officer-
Was Born at the New London Navy
Yard 38 Years Old.
New York, Sept. 26. Friends of
William G. Beckwith, the actor, dra
matist and former naval officer, found
him .dying today on board the yacht
on which he had been living for some
weeks. A physlcan who atrived too
late said that the symptoms indicated
ptomaine poisoning,,,, probably from
Mr.' Beckwith, who was 38 yleara old,
was- trained for the navy. He was Dorn
at the New London navy yard and
graduated from Annapolis. He left
the navy- for the ' stage in 1892, but
again joined the service in the war
with Spain, and served on the Texas
in the battle of Santiago.
. Of . late years he was engaged ' in
magazine work and in writing vaude
DAHLIA SHOW BY;
. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Beautiful Display of Flowers Attract
ed, a Largo Crowd to Buckingham
Memorial Those . Who Won tho
' With a larger -attendance than in
previous years the 1909 dahlia show
of .the New London county horticul
tural -society was -held at the Buck
ingham Memorial in this city on Saturday.-
Both the hall and post room
were devoted -to the tables of flowers
and the admirers and growers found
plenty, to take up their attention dur
ing the afternoon and evening. The
classes had been, attractively arranged
by W. W. Ives, .while the secretary.
Frank H. Allen, and Mrs. Allen had
plenty - to do in the way of making
arrangements and gettin ginto shape
several displays which were sent here
f ronr xmfol town.' The committee from
the society in charge of the show in
cluded Otto Ernst H. F. Parker. Frank
H. Allen, S. A. Gilbert. Michael Shea,
Gustave Neumani R. R. Wilcox, Rev.
Neilson Poe Carey, O. Lange, W. W.
Ives, J. Stevens and Charles T. Beas-
ley. : - -
The show revealed to local dahlia
growers that the amateurs in this vi
cinity had not succeeded as well as
usual in dahlia -culture on account of
severe -drouth conditions, a. leBS num
ber being evident than usual.
The show also disclosed what has
been done by the commerVial growers
in .the way of Increasing the size, of
blooms in all classes in recent years
to meet -the- popular demand for- great
flowers. The greatest double dahlia.
Souvenir de Gustave Douzon, is still
the leader of the great double dahlias
for sixe; and the Holland peony dah
lia,-Geisha, shown- by the Chapmans
of "7eeterly .here for the first time
thisuVear, is the largest dahlia now
in the field ; but a . big ""crimson and
white single dahlia from the gardens
of Mrsr.Iianman put the new century
dahlias into the medium class so tar
as -proportionate' size is concerned.
The exhibit was mostly the output
of professionals, and It may be said
to the credit of Norwich gardeners
that the results of their labor and
skill, did not - suffer by comparison
with -the best showing of the dahlia
At the east end of the hall there was
arranged a handsome display of ferns.
greens ana decorative potted plants by
the Geduldlg estate. Along each side
of this room and through the center
were tablea of flowers, mostly dahlias,
although there were gladioli, roses and
quite a showing of hardy herbaceous
plants, these last named being by
George S. Palmer of New London.
- J.- O- Landon had a showing of single
and double dahlias and a few other
flowers, while there was a large dis
play sent by E. S. Manuel of Newport
which showed about 76 different dahlia
blooms of all varieties.
John J. Kennedy of Westerly. R. I.,
had a magnificent display of dahlias
and that he had some of the best in
the show is' noticed from the decision
of the judges. They , were in all the
colors of the rainbow, including the
decorative, fancy, double and single,
although he makes a specialty of the
cactus. He showed the Cynthia of the
coral 'type In pink, which was the
first time in this country, while others
included the Yankee, Rev, Arthur
Bridge, Sport Ivanhoe and Elsie Tur
ner, i --
Mrs. Grosvenon, Ely displayed "Several
vases Tot handsome dahlias, while W.
W. Ives had a vaae of forty specimens
of all varieties, making a beautiful
showing with-the. various shades and
proved a prise winner. - There was an
excellent display of singles by A. Ma
clellan o'f Newport while .there were
four vases of dahlia blooms by C. A.
Norcross in the show.
The display "entered by Mrs. F. L.
Osgood attracted widespread attention,
the professionals finding there perfec
tion' in the art of growing dahlias.
The gladioli exhibit by H. B. Tracy of
Wenhatn, Mass., was one of lasting
beauty and showed a handsome variety.
S. A. Gilbert also had handsome vases
of this flower, while his aster display
attracted much attention.
Mrs. W- C. Lanman showed nine pots
of .Russian lilies of the calley and
Bride, Bridesmaid; Killarney, pink and
white roses, ' this show being greatly
admired. - .
John -Davy of Westerly made a show
of a dozen varieties of tuberous bego
nias, a flower coming rapidly into favor
because of ,its attractive olors,, the re
fined texture of its petals and .its
charming response to the hybridizers
in double and . frilled blooms. This
small display created a- great interest
and visitors to "Westerly are not likely,
to forget to cail upon Mr. Davy to see
his whole Collection.
The show made by Mr. and Mrs. Otis
P. Chapman, Jr., from the Hillcrest
gardens at Westerly,, R. I., formed the
major part of the exhibit and added
tn its educative value because of the
newness and splendor of a large part
of their 800 varieties from all classes
v-rich covered all the tables in the
post room of .'Buckingham Memorial.
The leaders of the new peony dahlias
were Geisha, a mammoth red and yel
low semi-double, and Bertha von Sutt
ner, a seedling of H. Horsfeld, which
was considered the pride of the peony
clasii until this salmon-pink treasure
overshadowed its- aalinou progenitor.
The new ' leaders -in the castu class
were Mercury, a. .deep yellow flower of j
grareful form,, striped, splashed and
apeoldfd with -crimson; Marguerite
Bouthoii, with its needlelike petals of
deep -pluk tipped-with white; Dorothy, J
a -lovely, silver pink bloom with tiny 1
white tips on the reverse of the petals,
and Crespy. a pale heliotrope with a
sharply eontrasting white center. Many
Norwich people have this season vis
ited the Hillrrest . gardens on Granite
treet. Westerly, an4 many more will,
Are All Ready
TO SOAR FORTH TO DEMON
STRATE AIR CONQUEST.
WRIGHT AND CURTISS
May Both Attempt Flights Tooday in
Connection With - Hudson-Fulton
Celebration Regulars to Hold Crowd
New .York, "Sept 26. The aeroplanes
of Wilbur Wright and Glenn H. Cur
tiss, which will bring a phase of the
utmost modernism into the Hudson
Fulton celebration.'rest tonight in their
sheds on Governors Island, practically
ready to soar forth to demonstrate
he conquest of the air, as Hudson and
Fulton overcame the perils of water
Both aviators may attempt flights
tomorrow, but as the two aeroplanes
are off different types, there fill be no
contest betweeA them. Their pilots
will seek rather to demonstrate . that
they have, perfect control of their ma
chines. In short it will be an exhibi
tion of scientific accuracy in aeroplane
soarding, gliding and turning like
The scene of the flights is one cir
cumscribed with a greater variety of
dangers than aeroplanists have ever
been called upon to face before.
Signal Flags and Bombs.
An elaborate system of signal flags
and bombs has been arranged to an
nounce the start of either aviator, and
whenavor a signal is given It is ex
pected that all New York and mil
lion guests will rush to the Battery
and to downtown roofs to see the first
flights of an aeroplane in the city
29th U.S. Infantry to Maintain Lines.
While the aeroplanes are making
ready for flight, a detachment of the
Twenty-ninth Infantry, which arriv
ed from the Philippines, recently, will
be detailed to maintain the lines and
keep back the crowds. The govern
emnt has also provided protection for
the sheds, three soldiers having been
stationed to sentry duty around them
day and night. Every precaution will
be . taken to pick the aviators up at
the earliest possible moment in the
event of a disastrous descent into the
water. , '
Last Election with Pasters.
Election day, October 4. this year,
will see the last opportunity to use
the little pink paster, which has play
ed so Important a part in local elec
tions,, as by a law passed at this year's
session of the general assembly, a
blanket, or modified Australian, ballot
will be used by the state for all elec
tions after January 1. 1910, on which
no pasting will be allowed, the voter's
preference being indicated by a mark
or cross. .
The official ballot ' so " called, used
in Connecticut for many years, will
also -go -with"-the election of Oetober
4. Both these : innovations wil Jtend
to .lighten the cost of . elections for
candidate and political parties.
However, pink pasters will be nec
essary at the election next month.
Son Bom to Mr. and Mrs. William R.
, New York, Sept. 26. A son was born
to Mr. . and Mrs. William Randolph
Hearst at . their home on Riverside
Death of Rear Admiral Barclay.
Boston. Sept 26. Rear Admiral
Charles James Barclay, U. S. N.,' (re-
incu. uiiru iuuj ai ins nome in
Brooiiine, after a month's illness. Aged
for A finer display of 6,000 . flowering
dahlia plants is not to be seen in all
. The judges Peter Zuger. superinten
dent of Ellzabei park, Hartford; Al
exander MacLellan of Newport and
John Moloney of the Gutherie estate,
New London made the following
Class 1 Best display one flower It
varieties, Mrs. F. L. Osgood.
Class 2 Best display one flower, six
varieties, John J. Kennedy.
Class 3 Best display one flower. 3
varieties, certificate, Mrs. F. L. Os
good. Class 4 Best vase 12 flowers, show
dahlias, first Mrs, F. L. Osgood, sec
ond S. A. Gilbert x
Class 5 Best vase 6 flowers, show
dahlias, Mrs. F. L. Osgood.
Class 6 Best vase 3 flowers, show
dahlias, certificate. John J. Kennedy.
Class 7 Best vase 12 flowers, fan
cy dahlias, S. A. Gilbert.
Class 8 Best vase 6 flowers, fancy
dahlias. Mrs. Grosvenor Ely.
Class 9 Best vase 3 flowers, fancy
dahlias, certificate, John J. Kennedy.
Class 10 Best vase 12 flowers, cac
tus dahlias, first John J. Kennedy, sec
ond Joseph Hall. ,
Class 11 Best vase 6 flowers, cac
tus dahlias, John J. Kennedy.
Class 12 Best vase 3 flowers, partus
dahlias, certificate, John J. Kennedy.,
Class 13 Best vase 12 flowers, deo
orative dahlias. S. A. Gilbert.
Class 14 Best vase 6 flowers, dec
orative dahlias, S. A. Gilbert.
Class 13a Best vase 12 flowers,
paeony flowered, first Mrs. F. L. Os
good, second S. A. Gilbert.
Class 14a Best vase 6 flowers, pae
ony flowered, Mrs. F. L. Osgood.
Class 15a Best vase 2 flowers, pae
ony flowered. S. A. Gilbert.
Class 16 Best vase 12 flowers, sin
gle dahlias, first George S. Palmer,
second, W. W. Ives.
Class 17 Best vase' 6 flowers, sin
gle dahlias, Mrs. W. C. Lanman.
Class 19 Best vaae. white, not less
than 6 flowers, Mrs. Grosvenor. EK
. Class 20 Best vase. pink, not .less
than 6 flowers, Mrs. F. L. Osgood.
Class 21 Best vase, yellow, not less
than 6 flowers, Mrs. F. I,. Osgood.
Class 22 Best vase, red, not less
than 6 flowers. Mrs. W. C. Lanman.
Class 23 Best vase, arranged for
effect (own foliage), William W. Ives.
Class 24 Second arranged for effect
(own foliage). Mrs. W. C. Lanman.
Class. 27 Best display pompons,
George S. -Palmer. , ,
. . .. ; . Asters. . ' "
Class 10 Best case of asters arrang
ed for effect S. A. Gilbert. , 4
Best vase pink, twelve spikes. S. A.
Best vane variegated, 12 spikes, S.
A. Gilbert . . - . ... '
Certificates of honorable mention
were given to Mrs. F. L. Osgood for
roses. George S. Palmer, . New Lon
don, for collection of hardy herbaceous
plants; H. B. , Tracy, Wenham, Mass.,
for collections' of gladioli: Mrs. F. L.
Osgood for-seedling dahlias:-John J.
Kennedy, Westerly, for collection of
named dahlias: Otis P. Chapman. Jr.,
Westerly, collection of named dah
lias R. J. Davy; Westerly, collection
of tuberous begonia
Condensed Telegrams '
Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt and two of
her children arrived in New York from
Europe. Her sister, Mrs. Oelrichs,
was the only member of tho family to
meet her; " .-
Danger of a Trade War with Can
ada, involving $250,000,000 yearly, due
to the Payne tariff law, was pointed
out by the American Newspaper Pub
lishers' -association. '
Petitions in Bankruptcy Were Filed
against Benjamin Van Home V'ingut
some creditors declaring he had his
income transferred to Paris to avoid
paying debts here. ,
James A. Patten Left for Chicago
after his flyer In cotton, and Wall
street guessers declared it a conserva
tive estimate that he carried with
him $1,000,000 in earnings. '
Action for Separation Broucht by
the wife of Rev. Dudley Osterfeld. pas
tor of the Ozone Park Methodist
church, was heard before Justice Gar
retson. at Flushing and decision was
Miss Helen Brayton, 19. committed
suicide by shooting at Woodbury, N.
J., after a scare over a supposed in
truder in the house where the and a
boy cousin were temporarily the only
occupants. , . .
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont at a meeting
of the South Shore Hospital associa
tion announced her Intention to estab
lish a chain of small hospitals, about
twenty miles apart covering all of
Mr. Bannard Announced that 'if
elected mayor of New York he would
give up a salary of $50,000 a year as
head of the New York Trust company,
and would resign as director in a doz
en corporations. He outlined his plat
form and plan of campaign.
FOUR OFFICERS KILLED,
BALLOON BURSTS AND FALLS
All on Board Crushed to Death Niar
Moulins, France, Sept . 2S. The
i-rencn dirigible balloon Rcpubllque,
belonging to the war deuarUiiPnt.
while passing at n height of between
five hundred and six hundred feet
over the national road which leads
from Paris to Antibes. exploded Sat
urday morning and fell to the ground.
ine iour men op board were killed.
They were Captain Marchal. Lieuten
ant Phaure and Sub Lieutenants Vin
cenot and Heur.
It was the intention of Captain
Marchal. who was in charge of . the
airship, to stop at Nevers, and an au
tomobile containing mechanicians was
following the balloon. It was almost
beneath It when the accident occurred
The car fell straight down, carrying
ine nuttertng' remnants of the enve
lope, and the occupants were buried
beneath the wreckase. All were dead
exeept Lieutenant Phaure. but he lived
only a few minutes after being re
moved. -The bodies were taken to the
Chateau d'Avrilly. the property of the
Marquis de Chavannes. ... v
Lieutenant Tixier. who was in com
mand of the automobile,' say that the
balloon suadenly burst and. collapsed
It seemed to oscillate vlnlev.ttv a mo
ment prior to this, as if it had been
struck, and it fell with the rapidity
of a stone. When . he reached the
wreckage the, car was completely cov
ered with the envelope, ami not a
sound came from beneath. With
the aid of the Marquis de Chavannes
and peasants who hurried from the
surrounding fields the envelope was
removed. The spectacle was appall
ing. The oar hud been crushed and
amid the mass of tangled steel and
wire every man except Lieutenant
Phaure could be seen at his post. Can
tain Marchal was in a sitting posture,
his body thrown back and his eyrs
wide open. The bodies of the sub
lieutenants lay mangled under the cyl
inder of the motor. Lieutenant
Phaure's body was lying half outside.
Indicating that he had tried to Jump
during the descent. Apparently death
In the case of the three men had been
instantaneous from the weight of the
heavy rieging above and the shook
when they struck the earth. Captain
Marchal's skull was crushed.
An examination of the airship dis
closed the cause of the accident. The
axle of the right propeller had broken
and the propeller had pa9sl through
the envelope, falling in a held apout
one hundred and fifty yards away.
TAFT RETAINS PINCHOT.
Chief Forester Not to Resign Issues
Salt Lake City. Sept. :6. As the
result of several long conferencps with
Chief Forester Gilford. Pinchot here
Saturday. President Taft caused a
statement -to be issued In which he
declares that never at any time In
the Ballinwr-Pinchot controversy has
he intended to reflect on Mr. Pinchot.
In this statement Mr. Taft takes more
advanced grounds than ever in favor
of the Roosevelt policies of conser
vation of nptural resources.'
The president Indicates that what Is
to be done in the reclamation of arid
lands must be done within the law,
but announces his intention of apply
ing to congress for such legislation
as will put the Roosevelt policies on
the firmest basis.
Mr. Pinchot. before starting for
Washington last night, also-issued a
statement. In which he made public a
portion of President Taffs I. tter writ
ten to him at the time the letter to
Secretary Rnllinger was dictated. Tho
president said he hoped Mr. Pinchot
would find no -reason in the ftallinger
letter for resigning.
"I -shall not resign." declared Mr.
Pinchot. a":" he add. that lie will con
tinue to serve the government alon;?
the same lines he has pursued In the
past, closing with the statement:
"I believe in equality of opportunity
and the Roosevelt policies, and I pro
pose to stand for them as long as I
have the strength to stand for any
thing. A COUNCILLOR SHOT.
Municipal Official Kills Accuser in
Caracas. Sept. 26. Senor Chaumer.
a member of the municipal council,
was thot and killed vesteiday on a
street ofCaracas by Eleutn-io Garcia,
until recently president of the council.
Garcia, was at once arrested. Tho
reason for the murder lies In the fact
that Chaumrr yesterdav accused Oar
cia of defrauding the city and having
destroyed the hooks showing the rec
dVd of the defalcation. - , -
Saloon Keeper Stabbed for Refusing
to Sail a Drink to Patron.
Danbury, Conn., Sept 26. Roaarlo
Novello. the Italian saloon keeper,
who was severely stabbed Saturday
night by a patron to v.hom he had
refused to sell a drink, is resting com
fortabl.v at the local hospital, and It
is thought that he will recover. Jo
seph Vice, who has been working on
the new hospital building here. Is be,
ing searched for by the police In con
nection with the case. .. '
MJLLIUHS VIEW -
Fifty-Seven Warships , Besides Hundreds of
Other Steam and Sailing Craft.
OPENING OF THE HUDSON-FULTON FETE
Saturday's - Sunrise Guns Awoke the Metropolis to the
; : First Day's Sights The Half-Moon and the Clermont
. ; . Spectacular Features Hudson River and Manhattan
Illumined as Never Before Sunday Church Services
,'New York. Sept. 26. Rrllliant sun
shine, a sparkling harbor, streets a
flutter with bunting and throngs In
holiday attire, made Saturday, the
opening day of the Hudson-Fulton cel
ebration, all that two years of prepa
ration have promised. The progress
up the Hudson river of the Half Moon
and the Clermont, .'aitliful copies of
the craft made famous by Henry Hud
son and Robert Fulton, was attended
by-a demonstration neer oefore wit
nessed on the shores of New York and
New "Jersey, hetween bankn crowded
with half the population of Manhat
tan jid the cities on the Jersey side,
past- the pick of foreign navies, at
tended .by the largest fleet that ever
gathered in New York waters.
Land Ceremonies Saturday.
The land ceremonies Saturday were
confined to a reception at the Waldorf
Astoria during th morning, to the
flag and ranking officers of the visit
ing fleets and the diplomatic dele
gates to the celebration. Vice Presi
dent Sherman, Governor Huuhes. May
or McClellan and Joseph H. Chonte,
former ambassador to Great Britain,
were the receiving committee.
Boom of Sunrise Guns Awoke New
New York, Sept. 2. The boom of
sunrine gun aboard the warships In
the North river awoke New York yes
terday morning to the first duy of the
celebration which honors the deeds of
Henrv Hudson and Robert Fulton.
The river which Hudson found and
on which Fulton set his steamboat
was the place toward which the eyes
of 5. 000.000 persons lurned today for
the most impressive pageant thai cper
floated in New York harbor.
5,000,000 Persons Saw Marine Page
ant. " Humanly speaking, the city Satur
day was a shell, with probably two
thirds of its population massed on Its
water front. From the .battery to
Spuyten Duyvil the slopin;; western
edge of Manhattan island afforded a
vantage ground from which 2.000.000
spectators viewed the naval parade
Hint moved up and down the river.
Two millions more lined the Jersey
shore and on the western water, front
of lirooklyn facing the bay at least
half that nnmber watched the gathering-
of this pageant in the waters be
tween themainland and Staten island.
.-Half Moon Bumps Clermont.
- An hour before the parade started
passengers on the vessels that were
near St. George wltnessel nn acci
dent that for a few minutes- kept ev
erybody awestruel;. The accident was
the collision between the Imitations
of the two little vessels that made
Hudson and Fulton immortal. The
Half Moon at the time was on her way
to Stapleton, while the Clermont,
which had come up under her own
steam, was headed for her position
in the parade column.
The little vessels were nfarln-- St.
George when the Half Moon, which
was dancing up and down on the
crests of the waves, ran afoul of the
Clermont, smashing in twenty feet of
the Clermont's port rail and damaging
her own bowsprit. The Half Moon
listed heavily to starboard, and for a
Lfew minutes the crowd that had wit
nessed ine acciaeni mougni me nine
ship was about to turn turtle.
At the time of the collision the sail
ors of the Half Moon were aloft set
ting her sails, which were to be car
ried, even if she was In low. while
the crowd on the Clermont was hav
ing a gay time commenting on the cos
tume of this or that person on board.
For a few minutes following the ac
cident the excitement was Intense, but
It was soon seen that neither vessel
was out of commission and that the
damage was not - sufficient to keep
either of them out of the parade.
- The accident was probably due to
the fact Jhat a stiff breexe prevailed
at the time, so that when the hawser
of the Dalzell was slacked, the Half
Moon was thrown against the Clermont-
The sailors on the Half Moon,
when they realized the danger, did
some fast work, and managed to turn
that vessel about a few points, with
the result that the impact waa a glanc
., Tho. Vessels in Parade.
Fifty-seven warships representing
the navies of the ITnited Stales, Greut
Britain Germany. France. Italy, Hol
land, Mexico and Argentina 4.".o,i00
tons of steel, bearing 28.000 officers
and men and armed with 1.197 guns.
Copies of the Half Moon and Cler
mont, so faithful in every detail to tho
original models that Hudcon and Ful
ton themselves would have been puz
zled to tell the difference.
120 steamboats and ferryboats.
. 7.1 steam yachts.
75 motor boats.
. 300 tugs end steam lighters.
400 sailing craft and small launches.
THE CITY ILLUMINATED.
Manhattan Glorious in Saturday
Night's Blaxe of Splendor.
New York. 8pt. 26. To a man sen
sitive to color and light the Hudson
river last night was intoxicating. Fjom
the Battery to Spuyten . Duyvil both
sides of the river and the whole sur
face of the water blazed and scintil
lated with electric lights.
That spectacle did not Include the
gorgeous burst of fireworks: did not
count the battery of twenty scintillat
ors at Riverside drive hnd one Hun
dred and Fifty-third street, where ev-
erv now and then gigantic arrows of
varicolored lights were shot Into the
heavens and then made to (Unoe. And
When these were added there was a
forge of color and brilliance, that was
well nigh overpowering.
There were even more thousands on
Riverside drive than in the afternoon.
They fought to reU into the subway
cars downtown. They fought to get
out of the ears at nil the stations frum
One Hundred and Tenth street to line
Hundred and K.ighty-first street. And
while they fought to gel out of the
subways other thousands who wanted
to go home fought to get Into the sub
ways. The show on the river was worth all
the fighting to get up to It.- As dark
came on all the commercial craft In
the lower end of the river turned on
their lights, which showed them out
lined In fire against the black curtain
of the night The Jersav utiAr 414 u.
self proud. Manhattan was glorious
in the blare of splendor. - t
Tars of Eight Nations Wander Along
tho 8treets Hudson-Fulton Church
New York, Sept. 26. The sallormeti
of eight sations Kngland, Germany,
France, Italy. Holland. Mexico, Ar- ,
gentina and the United States wan
dered along the streets of Ne,- York
today, mingling with visitors from
north, south, east and west in the first
day of rest after the brilliant opening
of the Hudson-Fulton celebration yes
terday. Riverside Drive' Again Uncomfortably
Beginning at noon. Riverside drive,
a vantage point affording a magnificent
view of the anchored armada of battle
ships, began to fill up rapidly and at S
o'clock was - again uncomfortably
crowded, though there was no organ
ized naval parade today.
Thousands View the Warships. "
Rut circling about the fleet of battle
ships today there was an almost nn-'
broken line of deep sea excurMnn
steamers. Jammed to the rails as they
were yesterday and listing heavily ta
fone side with the pressure of the
crowds. At the same time a scurrying
flotilla of motor boats was bobbing
about on the roughened waters of the
river, carrying visitors to and from
those battleships which were receiving
for the day.- . . j,
Services In All Churches.
Special Hudson-Fulton services wero
conducted In all the churches. Forms
of prayer prescribed for the occasion
by l'.ishop Greer of the Episcopal
church and by Archbishop Farley of
tne Roman Catholic church were read
In every parish In their dioceses. Many
who could not get Into Old Trinity
crowded the churchyard to view thu
garlanded grave of Robert Fulton.
Among them were officers of the visit
ing fleets. At historic St Paul's
chapel the Rev. W. M. Greer asked
pertinently: "Is God a Man of War?"
and answered most emphatically: "Ho
most certainly Is." . i
Visitors Will Leave $25,000,000 In tho
Twenty-five million dollars compe
tent authorities-estimate as the aum In
round figures that nut of town visit
ors to the celebration will leave In
New York. Hotel proprietors familiar
with the general situation set six hun
dred thousand for the number of
guests now housed under their roofs,
and In more modest lodging houses,
even In single rooms In fiats let out
for the week by their thrifty tenants,
it ' seems safe to say there are four
hundred thousand more. Allowing for
possible exaggeration. It seems safe to
estimate the entire out of town crowd
at between 800,000 and 1,000,000.
The programme for tomorrow will
include probable flights by Wilbur
Wright and Glenn Curtlss from Gov
ernor's Island and the opening of va
rious rnmmemoratory and art exhibits
throughout the city.
DEATH OF COL. H. W. WES8ELS.
Treasurer of the Sons of the Revolu
tion of Connecticut.
Litchfield. Conn., Feat Newa
was reci-lyed here tndav of the sud
den death In Atlantic CItv, N. J.. of
Col. Henry W. Weasels of this place.
Colonel Wesaels had been for many
years secretary of the Litchfield Mu
tual Fire Insurance company snd was
an aide on the staff of former Govern
or Coffin of this state; some year ago
first lieutenant of Company H of tho
Fourth Connecticut regiment, and wag
an active organiser and leading offi
cer of the Sons of Veteran of Con
necticut lie was a son of Levertt W.
Weasels, colonel of the Nineteenth
Connecticut In the civil war. and a
nephew of the late Oen. H. W. Wes
sels of the United States army. He
was 64 -ears old.
He died very suddenly while read
ing a newspnper at the hotel hero
he was stopping and without any pre
vious intimation of any ailment. He t
leaves a widow. He was treasurer of
the Sons of the Revolution of the
state: member of the Hons of the Am
erican Revolution: of the Society- of
Colonial Wars; of the Ixival Ix-glon;
the Society of the 'Wars of 1K12. He
was treasurer of the Litchfield branch
of the Red Cross and of St. Michael s
church, from which place the funeral
will be held Wednesday.
NORTH POLE AMERICAN..
80 Claimed on New Hydrographio Of
fice Map to Be Istusd Soon.
Washington, Sept 26. A -new man
of the "top of the world." with the
North pole as American territory, will
be Issued soon by the dvdrorranhlo
office of the navy department It Is
the hope of Commander Wlnterhs Iter,
in charge of the office, to Incorporate
In the map the observations and dl.
roverles of Commander Peary and Dr.
In theory, the bureau savs. there Is
no greater difficulty In determining
one's position in the Arctic than In any
other iiortion of the globe. Rut lit
practice great patience must be ex
ercised In procuring accurate observa
RAIN OF METEORS.
Forty Fall into the Sea Near Hono
Honolulu. Sept. 26. A rain ot me
teors Friday night caused much ex
citement and some alarm among na
tives, j ne ran Degan at 10.6&. Al
though most of the luminous bodies
rell into the sea. It Is believed mo me
of them struck on this Island, a search.
will lie made, observers counted for
ty meteors which ftl Into the sea.
Dunham Postmaster Dead.
Durham. Conn., Sept. 26. W.-H. At
well. for many years postmaster here,
died at his home today from tubenti
fosis. Mt. Atwell was prominent In
republican itolltks In tho town and
served a term In the general assem
bly. He was 13 year old an-! leave