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Aug. 13, 1880.
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Friday Morning, August 18, 1880.
At Druggists' Malt Bitten.
Adjourned Sale Crawford Manufacturing Co.
Business Opportunity "Opportunity."
Chiffoniers Bowditch k Prudden.
Dry and Fancy Goods Frank Fitzgibbon.
For Bale Barber Hhop A. Lelninger.
For Bale Black Mare, etc B. R. Merwin.
For Sale Farm Merwin 'a Agency.
For Sale Livery Stable 84 Court Street.
Headquarters for Peaches L. W. Pond.
Malt Bitters At Druggists'.
Political Notice Republican Headquarters.
Political Notice Republican Meeting.
Tickets to Chicago Peck & Bishop.
Wanted Partnership "Partner."
Wanted Equal Partner "8. a 8."
Wanted 1 laner Lock Box 4,065, N. T.
Wanted Situation "Salesman."
Wanted Situation 64 Union Street.
War Department, "l
Omen ot the Chief Signal Officer, V
Washikotos, D. O., Aug. 131 a. . )
For New England, clear or partly cloudy weather,
variable winds, mostly west, stationary temperature,
stationary or higher barometer.
For additional Local News see 3d Page.
Brief Mention.
A beautiful display of aurora borealis was
visible last evening at about half-past eight.
Mr. George A. Butler, of the Tradesmen's
National Bank, is among the vice presidents
elected yesterday at the bankers convention,
in session at Saratoga.
L. C. Coe, of this city, a faithful and effi
cient worker in the interests of the Adams
Express Company, is recuperating for a short
time at New Boston, Mitss.
Thomas Healey, jr., of Milford, is at the
county jail under $300 bonds to appear be
fore the City Court for seriously stabbing
John Goodnough, of Milford, last Thursday
James Brennan of New York, who bid
eighty-one and one-half per cent, of the
$8,600 appraisal on the stock and fixtures of
the bankrupt estate of J. C. Cosgrove, the
Church street shoe doaler, is the successful
The Horticultural Society has decided to
have its fall exhibition Sept. 21-3 inclusive.
A guarantee fund of $120 has been subscribed
and Charles E. Mitchell has agreed to give
$100 to the fund, or make up any deficiency
rather than have the fall exhibition aban
doned. St. Peter's parish of Monroe have in
creased their pastor's salary, S. B. Duffield,
$ 100 this year, by the interest of the late
Ambrose Shelton's legacy. This year they
have a legacy from the widow of Ambrose
Shelton, which will give St. Peter's parish
now about $10,000 at interest.
The Hospital.
The report for the week ending August 11
is as follows : Admitted, 6 ; born, 1 ; dis
charged, "J ; died, 2 ; present number of pa
tients, 82. The hospital authorities ask for
Contributions of old linen or muslin, there
being many surgical patients. Contributions
will be gladly received or sent for.
Transfers of Real Estate.
The transfers of real estate to-day, as re
corded in the Town Clerk's office yesterday,
are as follows :
Catharine Short to Patrick Dwyer, land on
Lock street with buildings; Samuel L.
Blatchley to Joseph Lilley, nine feet on Ex
change street ; Curtiss J. Munson to Willard
F. Ensign, twenty-four feet on George
street; William Skinner to Daniel Hand,
forty-six feet on State street.
Wo bridge and Bethany Fair.
The premium list has been issued for the
Woodbridge and Bethany fair, to be held on
September 29th and 30th. The programme
is as follows :
12 m. to 5 p. m. Exhibition of poultry, agricultur
al and horticultural products and manufactured ar
ticles. In the afternoon will be exhibited fast walking
horses, old horses, saddle horses, lady equestrianism,
10 a. m. Cattle show, tent and poultry exhibition.
In the afternoon will be shown working and draught
oxen, draught horsesf-trotting horses, etc. Exhibi
tion closes at 5 o'clock.
A Visit.
Benjamin Belden, of South Haven, 83
years old, and a subscriber to the Journal
and Coubieb, called at this office yesterday.
Mr. Belden has voted at every Presidential
election since 1820, and hopes to live to cast
his vote for Garfield and Arthur. As he is
now hale and hearty the prospect is good that
he will. He has lived with his wife 60 years
and does not now intend to follow the bad
example set him by many of a younger gen
eration on the matter of divorce. ' His eyes
are still good, and he can read easily without
The Stite temperance picnic was held at
Fenwiok Grove, Saybrook, yesterday, not
withstanding the rain. Considerable effort
had been made to secure a good-sized gather
ing, and there were representatives from
every county. Rev. O. J. Range, of Essex,
presided. There were speeches by Rev. C.A.
Nichols of East Killingly, Hon. Elisha H.
Palmer of Montville, S. P. Ransom of Jersey
City, and Rev. Alpheus Winter. In the af
ternoon the speeches of the day were made
by Neal Dow, Prohibition candidate for Pres
ident, and Rev. Dr. Miner of Boston.
To-morrow's excursion to Shelter Island
by the John H. Starin should be improved
by all who would take one of the most en
joyable excursions the seasons affords. The
trip is highly spoken of by all, and hundreds
of our citizens have repeatedly improved this
Mithra Lodge No. 8, K. of P., of Bridge
port, give their annual excursion on the 13th
of September. They have decided to go to
Coney Island, and have engaged both the
Wheeler & Wilson and Howe bands and a
string band.
Wheeler & Wilson's band, of Bridgeport,
had a picnio at Pembroke Grove, in that city,
yesterday. The programme included a sum
mer night's festival for last evening.
Incendiary Fire.
The alarm of fire yesterday afternoon about
1 o'clock was occasioned by the discovery of
smoke issuing from the two-story and base
ment dwelling No. 46 Arch street. A carpet
placed on the lath and plaster ceiling had evi
dently been set on fire, there being no floor
in the attic. James Maloney, who lives in the
basement, extinguished the flames with a few
I pails of water. The damage was Blight and
is covered by insurance. This is the third or
fourth time that this house has been fired
within a few years.
As Hook and Ladder 1 was starting for the
fire in response to the alarm, one of the axles
was broken short off while passing out of the
house. There was evidently a flaw in the
iron. The truck will be put in the shop for
repairs, and truck 3 of Fair Haven will be as
signed to duty in its place until the repairs
are effected.
For Block Island and the Fishing
The steamer Elm City, Captain Tucker,
will leave Belle Dock this (Friday) evening
at 11 o'clock on an excursion to Block Island
and the famous fishing banks in that vicinity.
About three hours will be spent on the fish
ing ground, and also a stop will be made at
Block Island. The boat will arrive home
promptly at her dock by 7 o'clock Saturday
evening. No better opportunity could be
afforded to visit the Block Island fishing
banks, where tons of cod and other fish are
taken every year. The Elm is such a good
sea boat and the accommodations so good
, that one can enjoy the fishing with comfort.
Captain Eeene, an eastern pilot, will ' be on
, board; also the popular steward, Miles ,
- Peek, assisted by Joel L. Hinman. Many
persons of this city expect to enjoy the trip
and there is room for more. Tickets and
rooms can be had at Berkele A Curtiss',
Church street, and at the boat.
Garfield and Arthur.
Meeting of Club and Ward Chairmen.
Chairman Fowler, of the Republican Town
committee, calls upon the chairmen of the
Republican ward' committees and of all the
Republican clubs and organizations of the
town to meet at the Republican headquarters
this evening at 7:30 o'clock. Business of im
portance will be brought forward. .'
In the Tenth ward the formation of a club
is progressing well. A good many names are
already signed. It will doubtless be a large
club when all the returns are in.
New Haven's Manufacturing.
Six Hundred Establishments of Protect
ive Industry.
Major Barnes, who is taking for the census
bureau the returns relative to New Haven's
manufacturing and productive industries,
finds that we have in New Haven no less than
six hundred establishments, either manufac
tories or coming under the head of product
ive industry. The return of the blanks,
copies of which were sent to the different
establishments, has not, in some cases, been
made yet.
A Vermont manufacturer, who visited this
city recently, prospecting for a site to locate
a factory, has found one here to suit and de
cided to locate, and has gone back to transfer
his business to New Haven.
Unruly Boys.
For some time past a crowd of boys have
been in the habit of congregating on Asylum
street, between Davenport and Sylvan av
enues, and making themselves obnoxious by
throwing stones at passers by. Yesterday,
as a boy was passing in a wagon, a stone
thrown at him struck him on the head, cut
ting him quite severely.
Epidemic Among Hartford's Young La
dies. The Hartford Courant has discovered a
new epidemic which has broken out among
the young ladies. It says : "The attention
of the State Board of Health is invited to a
new epidemic which has .reached this city
from New Haven, in whose malarial air it
doubtless had its origin. It attacks young
ladies only, and its outward indication is the
frequent repetition of the words 'Oh, dear
me, suz. ' As the disease prows this strange
and incomprehensible sentence will be re
peated every few minutes, followed, in ad
vanced stages of the disorder, by the rolling
of the eyes upward, and a deep sigh. No fa
tal cases have yet been reported."
German Rifle Cadet Corps.
About two weeks ago William Engelhardt
commenced the organization of a German
Rifle Cadet Corps, and last evening a meeting
of the young gentlemen was held in Germa
nia Hall for the purpose of perfecting the
plans. Mr. Engelhardt explained to the ca
dets what was expected of them, which was
that they would be governed by the rules of
the Senior German Rifles.
The cadets then proceeded to an election
of officers with the following result : Cap
tain, Charles Buchholz ; first lieutenant,
William Miller; second lieutenant, Henry
Engelhardt ; orderly sergeant, Charles Kru
gel ; treasurer, George Stevens ; shooting
master, George Engelhardt ; committee on
by-laws, Captain Buchholz, Charles Granger,
George Gurner ; committee on uniforms,
Henry Engelhardt, George Stevens, William
The next meeting of the cadets will be
held in Germania Hall on next Wednesday
The company starts under very favorable
auspices, is well officered and will no doubt
be a fine auxiliary to the senior company.
Death on the City of New York.
Chester S. Crosby, aged 3G years, died Bud
dently Wednesday night on the steamer City
of New York, while on the passage from New
London to New York. His body was sent to
the morgue in New London, as his friends
were unknown.
Mr. Crosby's home was about seventeen
miles west of Chicago. He went to Lyme a
few weeks ago in the hope of improving his
health, which was greatly shattered by disease
of the lungs. Within a few days be rapidly
grew worse, and knowing that the end was
near he longed to go to his home and die
among his kin. Wednesday afternoon he
was brought to New London in a comfortable
carriage to take passage on the boat for New
York and thence West. When he reached
the steamboat depot he had to be carried
upon the New York upon a stretcher, for dis
solution had set in and he was very weak.
After the boat left here he sank very rapidly
and died before half the journey to New
York was made. -
Sudden Death of David hi. Borwell.
David E. Burwell died suddenly at his
home at Selden Farm, Westville, yesterday
afternoom. In the morning, not feeling
well, he did not leave for the city. He start
ed from the house to cross the road, when
he dropped down. Assistance was called and
he was taken into the house, and died in less
than ten minutes. Of late years Mr. Bur
well was in the employ of Hemingway &
Bradley, and on Wednesday was at work as
usual. His sudden death will be a surprise
to many friends, as it was to his bereaved
family. He leaves a widow and an adopted
son to deeply mourn his loss. He was a man
of many warm friends, genial, kind hearted
and upright. He was a prominent Odd Fel
low, a member of Quinnipiac Lodge and of
Sassacus Encampment, and was a Past Grand
of Quinnipiac, Past Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Connecticut, Past Grand
Representative of the Grand Lodge of the
United States, and Past Chief Patriarch of
the Grand Encampment, I. O. O. F., of the
State. As many of his friends will recollect,
he was years ago in the tea, coffee and
spice business on Grand street, corner of
State. His age was 59.
He was a native of Westville, and when a
young man went into the shoe store of Bris
tol fc Hall. After he had been there a few
years the firm placed him in charge of a
branch store in New York. After being there
two years he purchased the store and carried
on the business some three years for himself.
After that he returned to New Haven and
was bookkeeper and packer for Wales
French, who at that period was a manufac
turer of augurs and bits. He continued
here a considerable time and then traveled
for Stephen A. Douglass, of New York, in
the hardware business. He next located in
the tea business, as above stated. The cause
of his death was probably apoplexy.
Democratic Central Club.
The Democratic Central Club held a meet
ing in Whittlesey's Hall last evening, Vice
President C. E. Gerard in the chair. Four
new members wore received and the reports
of the vice presidents were called for regard
ing their success in collecting membership
fees from delinquent members. From re
ports made it appeared that the committee
had not met with abundant success.
It was voted that the members of Thomas'
string band be exempted from paying the
membership fee, as they furnish music for
the club.
It was voted that the Ingersoll Phalanx be
permitted to use the hall on Wednesday even
ings until they get a suitable hall. It was
also voted to amend the by-laws so that here
after all fees for membership shall accompany
the proposition.
Alexander Troup, from the committee on
ratification meeting, reported that such a
meeting would be held on the night preced
ing the State convention, which will be held
next Wednesday. He said the speakers would
be entirely from this State. There would be
three stands for speakers on the Green, at the
center one of which Governor Ingersoll
would preside. He said that excursion trains
would be run on the various roods, and it
was expected that it would be the largest rat
ification meeting ever held in this city.
On amotion that the Central Club meet at
their hall on next Tuesday evening at seven
o'clock to attend the ratification meeting in a
body, there was considerable discussion.
William Geary thought that as most of the
members of the Central Club belonged to
ward clubs, it would be better if they should
go with their respective ward organizations.
A member suggested that the Veteran club
turn out on that evening as a distinct orga
nization, and show the Republican party that
the veterans during the war were not all Re
publicans. Sylvanus Butler favored the idea, of the
veterans parading. He thought, however,
there should be a display from the Central
club headquarters.
Mr. Troup thought there was no better
time for the veterans to -show themselves
than on the occasion of the ratification meet
ing. He thought that the veterans would
take action on the matter Friday evening,
and no action was necessary on the part of
this club.
A committee, who were authorized to ex
pend not exceeding $10 for fireworks, were
appointed as follows : Max Thalheimer,
James C. Owen, Frank McHngh, C. , Ge
rard and Charles H. Hilton.
The Drowned Men.
The One Found at Starin Dock Identi
fied Trie One From Cornfield Light.
By means of some pieces of cloth sent to
New York city by Acting Coroner Bollman,
which were taken from the clothing of the
man whose body was found floating near
Canal Dock last Thursday, the corpse (has
been identified as the remains of Simon
Fischer, of 84 Allen street, New York, a gold
smith aged twenty. On the afternoon of
August 1 he leaped from an excursion boat at
the foot of Delancey street, East river, to a
wharf, having made a bet that he would be
the first man ashore. When he struck the
wharf a rotten plank broke and he fell into
the swiftly running water and the body was
swept away. Joshua Fischer, father of the
deceased, came here, had the body disinterred,
and took it back to New York, Registrar
Doherty having issued a permit on the re
quest of Coroner Bollman.
A dispatch was received by Mr. Bollman
Wednesday evening from Thomas A. Scott,
the wrecker at New London, asking for a full
description of the body picked up near Corn
field Point and brought to this city by a men
haden steamer. It seemed by this letter that
Captain Scott was of the belief that the body
was that of his sod, who was drowned while
working about the wreck of the steamer
Narragansett. It is not his body, it is thought,
because it had apparently been in the water
but a week. The information was, however,
Campaign Notes.
Here and There About the State.
At the Democratic rally in Hamburg, Ham
den, Wednesday evening, the principal offi
cers were : President, Henry P. Tuttle ;
vice presidents, Gilbert S. Benham, Norris
B. Mix, E. W. Potter, Thomas Cannon,
Thomas Lawton, Andrew McEeon, John Kin
ney, Patrick Moher, James J. Webb, 3ar
tholomew Welch ; secretaries, John J. Gaff
ney and Joseph P. Miller.
Besides the above named there were on the
platform on the Boulevard Joseph D. Plun
kett, Edward M. Graves, Sheriff Byxbee,
Deputies Stevens and O'Keefe, Max Thal
heimer, George J. Hiller, Constable Roller,
John Cunningham, John R. Rembert and
George D. Savage of New Haven ; Thomas
Lawton, Thomas Cannon and G. S. Benham
of Centerville, and David Kittler, Michael
Creed, G. C. Rogers and others of Hamburg.
A flag was raised, the band played and a can
non "boomed." E. M. Graves, J. D. Plun
kett, Thomas Lawton and G. D. Savage
spoke. Also 50 Chinese lanterns swung over
the road.
The Meriden Hancock and English club
held a meeting Wednesday evening, at which
Mr. William Parsons of the Register spoke.
Late additions to the delegates to sit in the
Grand Opera House, New Haven, next
Wednesday, and help nominate somebody for
Governor to try to beat Bigelow, are as fol
lows :
Beacon Falls. State, Joseph English, O.
D. Buckingham ; Congressional, David M.
French, James Lee ; County, Ransom Louns
bury, Noyes Wheeler ; Probate, Joseph Eng
lish, Ruel Buckingham, Harris F. Osborn,
Cornelius Munson.
Wolcott. State Henry Miner, Sheldon T.
Hitchcock. Congressional Elihu Moulthrop,
Fred. L. Nichols. County Elihu Moul
throp. Orange. v-State John M. Amies, Benjamin
F. Somers, Congressional Frederick W.
Bishop, John F. Barnett. County James
H. Peck, Charles K. Bush. Probate Charles
Sherman. Richard Hentz, Paul Kehoe, Lev
erett B. Treat, George Somers, Thomas Mor
rissey. New Britain. State George M. Landers,
John Walsh, James H. Beach and Frederick
Preston. State N. D. Bates, Benjamin
Lucas, Charles Hewitt, E. S. Marx.
New Railroad Union.
New York and Sew England and Con
necticut Western Roads Interested.
A company has been formed recently for
the purpose of building a line of railroad
from New York to Albany and Schenectady.
The company has secured in part the charters
of old corporations, but it is an entirely new
organization chartered under the name of
the New York, Boston, Albany and Schenec
tady Railroad Company. Beginning at the
Harlem river, at the terminus of the Second
avenue elevated railroad, the line of the pro
jected railroad extends to Danbury, Conn.,
then up the Housatonic Valley, along the line
of the Housatonic road to Lebanon Springs,
and from there west to Albany and Schenec
tady, connectingthere with the Delaware and
Hudson canal, We Erie and the New York
Central systems. The road will cross the
river at Albany by a new bridge which was
projected several years ago and the
piers of which are already built.
The entire line between New York
and Schenectady will be new. The offi
cers of the now company are : President,
Erastus P. Carpenter, Foxborough, Mass. ;
vice president, John W. Van Volkenburg,
Albany ; secretary, William S. Carman, N.
Y. ; treasurer, Andrew V. Stout, president
of the Shoe and Leather National bank, N.
Y. The directors are : Thomas F. Carhart,
White Plains ; Roger Averill, and L. P. Hoyt,
president Danbury National bank, Danbu
ry, Conn.; John M. Tilford, New York ;
Frederick Miles, Chapinville, Conn.; Town
send Fendey, Joseph Walter and E.L. Taylor,
Albany ; Henry A. Tilden, Lebanon Springs ;
and Edward Crane, New York. The compa
ny was formed on June 29. A contract has
been made with the New Jersey Construction
Company for the immediate building of the
road, which is to be completed under the
terms of the contract within one year. The
new company will issue $9,200,000 stock and
$6,000,000 first mortage bonds, having forty
vears to run, at G per cent.
The building of this railroad is the first
Btep in a scheme for the consolidation into
one company of the New York and New Eng
land, the Connecticut Western, the Lebanon
Springs and the new company.
These roads, together with the projected
line from New York to Schenectady, it is
proposed now to consolidate into one corpo
ration to be known as the New York, Boston
and Albany Railroad Co. Stock of the con
solidated company will be issued at par for
securities of the other companies, and the
success of the scheme depends upon the ac
tion of the holders of these securities.
It is claimed by friends of the proposed
consolidation that the company will possess
great advantages over existing lines, ine
line between New York and Boston will be,
it is said, slightly shorter than the New Ha
ven or Boston and Aioany routes, rseiween
Boston-and Albany it will be about twenty-
five miles longer, and between New York and
Albany about fifteen miles longer man Dy e
present routes.
Wesleyan University's Progress.
The addition of two hundred thousand dol
lars during the last college year to the per
manent endowment fund of Wesleyan Uni
versity at Middletown has led to these addi
tions to the faculty : Instructor in physics,
M. B. Crawford, formerly a tutor and for
three years past a student in German univer
sities ; tutor in Latin, H. G. Mitchell, who
one year ago received his Ph. 1). at Leipsic ;
tutor in Greek, A. M. Wilcox, who has just
received a Ph. D. at Yale. These additions
will doubtless be followed by others. A new
transit and a prime-vertical instrument and
an electric chronograph have been added to
the astronomical apparatus, and a new ob
servatory has been built for their' reception.
A good number have been examined for the
next class, and among them more young wo
men than have entered in any previous year.
The new president, Dr. J. W. Beach (who
was pastor of the First M. E. church, New
Haven, a few years ago), will come to Mid
dletown a little before the next term begins
The permanent endowment has reached near
ly $500,000, and one or two more such years
would place the college in a very satisfactory
A Magnetic Storm.
A very curious electrical phenomenon was
witnessed this morning at the office of the
American Union Telegraph Company in this
city. Shortly after 9 o'clock the strange
working of the wires indicated trouble of
soma kind. Tests were made as usual, in
order to locate the trouble, but the chief op
perators were for a time utterly at fault.
The tests made indicated Be presence of a
current on the wires from some foreign
source. ' It was at first supposed that the
laattery came from contact of the wires with
those of some other line ; but further tests
showed that this could not have been the
case, as all of the wires were more or less af
fected. The wires were then disconnected
from the main battery at Boston, and signals
were sent and received between Hartford and
Boston and intermediate stations. The cur
rent was continuous, but intermittent in
strength, at one moment being strong, then
gradually decreasing in strength until the in
struments barely showed the presence of a
current. This continued till about 10:45,
when the manifestations of a magnetic storm
began to increase, and at 11 o'clock the wires
were working as usual.
. The cause of the phenomenon witnessed is
not known, but is supposed by some elec
tricians to have some connection with the au
rora borealis ; and if the disturbance had oc
curred in the night season it would probably
have been accompanied by a brilliant dis
play of "Northern lights." So widespread
and long-continued electrical storm as that of
this morning is seldom witnessed, and one of
equal intensity has not been known before
for several years, Mr. J. H. Lounsbury, of
the American Union line, informs us. Hart
ford Times.
The Hearing Before the State Board of
HealthEloquent Addresses by Colonel
Wright, George H. Watrous, John H.
l.eeds and Others Powerful Arguments
It ail road Representation Re-Exam-ination
of Several Railroad Men First
Class Certificates Given.
The State Board of Health met at the State
Capitol yesterday and heard the claims of
the railroad men of the State through their
attorney, CoL D. K. Wright, of this city, and
others, in relation to the law regarding color
blindness and the tests imposed.. All the
members of the Board were present except
Professor Brewer, of Yale, who is away.
Those in attendance were Dr. J. S. Butler,
Dr. C. A. Lindsley, of this city ; A. E. Burr,
editor of the Hartford Times ; Dr. R. Hub
bard, of Bridgeport ; A. C. Lippitt,- of New
London, and Dr. C. W. Chamberlain, of
Hartford. Also present were George Hp
Watrous, president of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad ; Dr. Carmalt,
of this city ; Hon. John H. Leeds, of New
Haven ; Dr. P. A. Jewett, of New Haven ;
Dr. P. W. Ellsworth, of Hartford ; Mr. Coit, '
of New London; Mr. Woodruff, of Litchfield,
member of the Board of Railroad Commis
sioners and the lawyer who drafted the law
in question; Superintendent Stevenson,, of
the Shore Line railroad 4 Superintendent
Beach, of the Naugatuck railroad; Su
perintendent Stillson, of the Housa
tonic railroad ; Superintendent Quintard,
of the Derby railroad ; officers of
the Connecticut Western and other rail
roads, Master Mechanic Hennery of the Hart
ford rood, and Engineers Chatterton and
Baker of the New York road, Sam Rand of
the Shore Line road, Seagers of the Nauga
tuck road, Charles Pike of the Danbury road,
and Peleg Brown of the Housatonic road.
The Board, previous to opening t -eir hear
ing, transacted some regular business. The
business of the hearing was opened with the
reading of the letter from Col. Wright asking
for the hearing in behalf of his clients. CoL
Wright followed with a very able address, in
which he reviewed the law technically in its
legal aspects, and held that under the law
the Board of Health was clothed with power
to prescribe such tests as would meet the re
quirements of the cose ; that it was not con
fined arbitrarily to the tests which had been
imposed. The spirit of the law required
evidently nothing unjust nor fanciful,
but simply such measures as would
effect the object designed in such a law.
The Board had power to designate such tests
as would meet the object and spirit of ths
law. He held that in its operation as applied
by the tests, the law had done mischief and
worked injustice. After fully presenting
these views in an elaborate argument, based
also upon authorities, and particularly de
nouncing the fancy worsteds, Col. Wright
called upon President Watrous.
President Watrous in a powerful speech
held that the law prescribed or demanded no
fanciful or theoretical tests. Its evident ob
ject was to secure competent service and the
security of the public. Now whatever tests
met this requirement fulfilled the spirit of the
law. The tests demanded were, he said, not
fanciful or theoretical, but such as would
meet the object in view in the framing of the
law. In other words practical tests were re
quired. He held that the Board had full
power under the law to prescribe the tests.
The speaker continued at some length en
forcing these views, and referred to the tests
to which his men had been subjected, hold
ing that they were fanciful and theoretical.
He eloquently spoke of the long years of ser
vice of men upon his lines, who after a record
without a flaw, hod been pronounced disqual
ified. They were men in whom he had the
utmost confidence, and the worsted tests had
not impaired it an iota. He wanted a fair
and practical test.
Among the other speakers was John H.
Leeds, of New Haven, who for an hour ad
vocated the cause of the railroad men, and
speaking from a large store of practical
knowledge, and with force and vigor, he
mode also a strong impression.
Mr. Coit, of New London, made a telling,
spirited speech of a quarter of an hour's du
ration, holding that the Board hod power to
prescribe the tests, and that certain tests
which worked injustice were not contempla
ted. Mr. Woodruff, of the Railroad Commis
sioners, explained that as the lawyer member
of that Board he drew up the law. He de
fended the law as a safeguard to the public,
and cited from Dr. Jeffries as to the value of
the investigations of color-blindness. He
held that the absence of data and statistics
as to the number of accidents caused by
color-blindness did not weigh against the law,
as this subject is comparatively new. Havidg
thus premised, he held that no rigid rule
as to tests for their application had been laid
down in the law, and that any tests which
would meet the object of such a law was all
that was contemplated in the framing of the
Colonel Wright sandwiched in in the pro
ceedings and during the speeches many prac
tical questions, frequently keeping up a run
ning fire, bearing upon the subject and the
claims of his clients. The petitions of the
railroad men, a huge, bulky mass, were be
fore the Board. They allege, as is known,
that the tests are too severe for practical
utility and may be advantageously modified,
and pray that changes may be made in this
direction. Colonel Wright in the course of
his remarks quoted the test requiring an en
gineer to tell small letters a distance of twen
ty feet away. Such a test was as supremely
absurd as to require members of the Board
to detect a fly on the roof of the Capitol.
Dr. P. A. Jewett, of this city, stated
the tests made by him personally in the case
of railroad employes who had been pro
nounced disqualified. He had found as the
result that the tests were unsound and would
not stand the light of practical sense.
Engineer Baker, of the New York road,
stated his case to the Board.
The hearing, which began at about 2
o'clock, lasted until about 7. ' CoL Wright
then asked if Jhe Board desired to adjourn
until another day and prolong the hearing, as
many in the audience and no doubt members
of the Board wished to return home, and the
train for New Haven being soon to leave.
The Board stated that they were satisfied to
declare the hearing adjourned, and instructed
the counsel for the employes, CoL Wright, to
prepare and submit for the approval of the
Board such tests as he should deem practical
and sufficient, which the Board could take
under consideration and report upon at a
future day.
The Board of Health, it is proper to insert,
are the final authority under the law as .to
whether the decisions of the examining phy
sicians shall stand: In pursuance of this
authority the Board heard the reports in the
cases of Engineers Baker, Close and Rand
and gave them first-class certificates.
Parallel Road.
The following persons have land on the
layout of the proposed Parallel road. The
commissioners meet August 20th to hear ob
jections, if any : .
New Haven Richard S. Fellows, Isaac T.
Banks, Ellen Maloney, of 16 Day street.
West Haven w. vr. vvara, unnst cnurcn
parish."--- -
Orange Joseph B. Thompson, Frank
Pullman, Maria E. Downs, Salvina A. Tuttle,
George Hofer, Thomas Mills, Rose Shan
ley, Samuel A. Stevens, Franklin M. Robin
son, Patrick Monissey, William Hall, George
McDermott, Mary J. Bishop, James S.Bailey,
Eli N. Clark.
-Oxford John Pope, administrator. -Milford
Harvey T. Ford, Elias Clark,
William Bartlett, Richard Piatt, Ed ond 1
Mooney, Anson T. Downs, Ebenezer T.
Downs, Anna Nettleton, Charlotte Mallett,
Caroline Bradley, Johnson Bristol, Juliana
A. Mallett, Samuel O. Durand, Charles E.
Tuttle, Anna M. Tuttle, David Miles, Henry
Furman, Lockwood Bums, Treat Hine,
Sarah R. Hine, L. N. Beardsley, James B.
Benjamin, Sarah P. Benjamin, Henrietta A.
Botsford, Charles W.' Beardsley, Cornelius
B. Peck, Lazarus N. .Smith, Calvin L.
Smith, Charles R. Baldwin, Ephraim J.
Smith, David S. Ford, Ernest Strong Miles,
Sarah A. Miles, guardian, Treat Clark, John
P. Strong, Samuel B. A. Ford, Miss C. A.
Benjamin' Joel E. Smith, Lavinia Smith,
Samuel B. Smith, Margaret Smith Bradley,
RlinlriTir, . t. Fenn, Herbert M. Rose, Benja
min Pardee, John Densa, John Guyer,Henry
Razee, I. P. IshelL George A. IshelL
Tne Blues' Excursion.
A Large Party and a Successful Affair
Despite Rainy Weather.
The annual excursion of the National
Blues to Glen Island by the John H. Starin
took place yesterday.. A large party went,
numbering fully 250. There were also about
150 other excursionists on the boat. It was
raining at the time of starting from the ar
mory for the boat, and the clouds hung heavy
and it rained during most of the passage
down, but with the good music on the Starin,
the dancing and sociality reigning also, the
trip was heartily enjoyed. Arrived at the
beautiful island, the party witnessed before
debarking the landing of a large excursion
party from New Jersey, brought by the Laura
M. Starin. There was also a large New York
party at the island. The excursionists roamed
over the island, viewing the beautiful build
ings and grounds, and many enjoyed dancing
in the grand pavilion, others looking on the
gay scene. The weather had cleared up
about the time of reaching the island, and
the afternoon was as pleasant as-could be de
sired. The return trip was highly enjoyed,
although there was a heavy shower during
the passage. Music, dancing and singing
contributed to the enjoyment. The boat got
in at about 7 J o'clock. The Blues, who were
in uniform, and their friends marched up in
procession on the walk to the armory. Sev
eral members of the drum corps met them at
the boat, and gave music on the way back.
Hod the day been pleasant the excursion
would have much larger. The excursion was
a sucoess, and the company will have one
each year. The excursion committee were, of
the company, Captain Thomas, Lieutenants
Wait and Lawrence, Sergeants Farren and
Francis and Private Rice ; and of the veter
ans, Captain Phillips, Lieutenant Shuster
and Sergeant Kennedy.
Peck & Bishop are offering for a few days
round trip tickets from New Haven to Chica
go and return for $21.00. As this is only
half the regular fare, parties wishing them
should apply at once.
General Dry Goods and Fancy Goods.
The establishment of Frank Fitzgibbon,
situated at 141 and 143 Grand street, is
thronged daily and nightly by appreciative
purchasers drawn thither by the splendid
array of dry and fancy goods, silks, dress
goods, etc., and the extremely low price at
which they are selling. We predict for Mr.
Fitzgibbon steadily increasing success.
No purer, safer, more unobjectionable
stimulant in Medicine than Malt Bitters.
Headquarters for Peaches
and all kinds of fruit and vegetables. The
best and cheapest place in the city to buy,
either wholesale or retail, is at the store of
L. W. Pond, 8 Congress avenue. Fresh
goods received daily. You can save 20 per
cent, by calling as above.
Selling out hats at half price at Loeb's.
Dr. Fiske, the well known Clairvoyant, has
returned to his parlors 270 Chapel street,
where he will remain until Tuesday, Aug.
24th, at noon. The Doctor is meeting with
surprising success in New Haven. Many of
the patients are from the first families in the
place, and all seem perfectly satisfied.
Rev. Dr. Shears' Suburbon Home School for
a few young boys, 1 Sylvan avenue.
Walking Sticks at Smith & Stone's.
Flannel shirts made to order at Loeb's.
Why are You Bilious 1
Because you have allowed your" bowels to
become costive and liver torpid. Use Kidney-
wort to produce a free state of the bowels,
and it will stimulate the liver to proper ac
tion, cleanses the skin of its yellowness,
cures bilious headache, and causes new life in
the blood. Druggists have it.
aull 3teodltw
Celluline to clean celluloid collars and cuffs,
at Loeb's, 2S1 Chapel. w,f,s
Dress Shirts at Smith & Stone's.
Republican Headquarters.
The Republican headquarters for the Town of New
Haven are now open at Tyler's Hall, No. 832 Chapel
street, ror tne residential campaign. All xtepubn
cans residing in town or visiting the city are cordial
ly invited to call. '
Every Republican having knowledge of any person
favoring the election of Garfield and Arthur and who
is entitled to have his name placed on the next Regis
try list, is requested to communicate Buch informa
tion to me at once, giving the full name and place of
residence 01 such person ; and au persons having
knowledge of the retention of the name of any person
upon the Registry list which should be erased there
from by reason 01 death, removal or unlawful regis
tration, are requested to communicate such Informa
tion to me, giving the tun name ana place or resi
dence of each person.
All Republicans are Invited to earnestly assist in the
work of securing the registration of every Republican
who is entitled to vote, and to also secure a correct
Registry liHt.
With honest registration of electors, free ballot
and a fair count, we shall achieve a spieisuid victory
for uarneld and Arthur, liigeiow and Bulkeiey.
Chairman Republican Town Committee.
Republican Meeting.
The chairmen of the Republican ward committees
and of all the Republican clubs or organizations in
the town of New Haven, are requested to meet at the
Republican headquarters this (Friday) evening at 7:30
o'clock sharp, to consider business of Importance.
Chairman Republican Town Committee.
mal Jtoficts.
Having just turned out several
new patterns of these useful and
ornamental pieces of furniture, we
are enabled to show
The Lareest Stoclc m Uib City.
These being of our own manufac
ture we can recommend them to be
of first-class workmanship and
very low price.
Bovditch & Prudden,
72, 74, 76 Orange Street.
' Thi FnrniCu needs no introduction to the public
from us. It la In use mil over the city. It is now ail
ing aoore rapidly than ever, and - Improved
ftr 1880 la the beat Faranco offered.
Brownson & Plumb,
S W. Searie, , ;
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
Mo. S Con, Saving! BauJu Building,
poT '. - 81 CHUBCH STREET.
3pdd jtofoes.
Dry Goods Trade
Cannot recall to the memo
ry of tne oldest Inbabftant
anything to equal the stir
ring;, startling:, lively times
that have marked the course
Brown, Bolton i Co.
Since the first faint whisper
of their coming; awoke the
sensibilities of the public
generally, those who were
to profifby their presence
in the way of making; more
economical purchases, as
well as those who would be
compelled to meet them on
the field of competition.
Gossip never found a gran
der subject to. feed upon.
Mystery after mystery was
solved and prophetic specu
lation on the issue was rife.
What was to come f Not that
but what has come ! Nothing;
short of a perfect re volution
has taken place for the gen
eral benefit of the people
for the good of all. No soon
er were the leases of their
stores perfected than the
rents of every prominent
business structure on Chap
el street went up. Labor in
the dry goods trade was
king. It boldly demanded
its long-earned reward and
received it. Salaries were
advanced, and the house'
keeper, the mechanic, arti
san or otherwise ould pur
chase from
Brown, Bolton & Co.,
The Great Leaders of Low Prices, those com
modities which monopoly and high prices
had long denied them. The scale of extreme
ly low prices inaugurated by us at our open
ing compelled iron wills to bow to the inevi
table. Onr prices were never approached
when value and quality of our goods were
fairly and justly compared. To-day no house
on this continent can offer greater bargains
or more inducements to purchasers of dry
goods than we can. We lead where others
shrink and dare not follow. This week we
offer still greater bargains than ever. Silks
further reduced. Ladies' Suits still further
reduced. Satins further reduced. Dress
Goods at unheard-of low prices. Startling,
astounding bargains in Linens, Flannels,
Towels, Toweling, Brown and Bleached Cot
tons, Table Damasks, Dice Table Linens,
Napkins, Doylies, Quilts, Counterpanes, Cam
brics, Lawns, Linen Lawns, Gentlemen's
Furnishings. Our Shirts laundried the finest
ever made, and for 47 we offer our unrivaled,
unequaled, unexcelled University Shirt.
Hosiery, Gauze Underwear, Gloves, Rib
bons, Laces, Embroideries, Corsets, Fancy
Goods, Jewelry, Perfumery, Soaps, Station
ery, all of which we are determined to clear
out regardless of cost, in order to make room
for Fall Goods now arriving.
Bargains in every department.
Strangers and Visitors
Are cordially invited to make a tour of in
spection through our establishment. We
feel there is no doubt a visit will be full of
interest, and we shall consider it a pleasure
to show the magnificent assortments in our
various departments, whether wishing to pur
chase or not.
Fop the People !
Brown, Bolton & Go.
376 and 378 Chapel St,.
P. 8. Our Mall Order Department ia a special fei-"
tore of Interest to onr out of town friends, who, by
ending ns a postal card with tits name ( the goods
desired, or sample thereof, we shall forward them
with the same exact care, promptitude and dispatch
as If they wore personally present. - f
Jraseod&w - . ,- . -
ferial Soto.
The great science of advertising is to speak the
truth. The people want good goods and they want
them cheap, and while some merchants advertise that
they strike consternation to the hearts of their com
petitors and sling aronnd with phrases like ' myste
rious bargains" and dumbfounding revolutions," we
prefer to state plain truthful facts which people can
Frank has been in New Haven long enough to un
derstand that advertising truthful statements pays the
best in the longjran.
For 2 Excellent Reasons.
We can undersell onr competitors every time, as "WE
1. Own our own store and pay no rent, which ena
bles us to Bell cheaper than any of our neigh-
Weare'the only House in the Dry Goods Trade in
this city that pay cash for their goods,and have
the advantage over our competitors who are
nhiij hnv on trust and time,as all the man
ufacturers and Jobbers are eager and anxious to
sell us goods wim large omcuiuiu,,
buy cheaper we can sell cheaper, and we DO
sell cheaper. -
Read our Price List for
this week for some of our
Elegant Stylish Figured Lawns
5c. reduced from 12c.
Elegant Lace Buntings reduced
to 8c.
Good Black Caslimere, 18c.
Good Black Alpaca, 12ic.
Superior Black Cashmere 33c,
which is warranted all wool and
double width.
Very good Black Silks at SOc.
Honeycomb Bedquilts, 25c
Ladies Striped Skirts, 25c only.
We sell Mosquito Netting at 25c
a piece.
Good Summer Merino Wrappers,
Good Gauze Wrappers, 15c
Children's Gauze Wrappers, lOc,
Gents' White Ties, lOc a dozen.
It will pay you to look at our ex
cellent hand-knit Shetland Shawls
at SOc.
We have going on at present a
clearing out sale in Gents' and
Boys' Shirts.
Good Gents' White Shirts at 25,
50, 75c, $1.
Good Boys' White Shirts at 15,
25, 40, 50cH
Gents' Colored Cambric Shirts at
50,60, 75c, $1.
Gents' Calico Shirts, 25, 35, 40,
Boys' Calico Shirts, 25, 35, 50c,
Lisle Thread Gloves, only 5c.
Pretty Lace Ties, only 5c.
Substantial and Pretty Ladies
Hose, Gents' Hose and Children's
Hose at 5c.
Milius Frank,
Clearing Out Sale.
In Every Department.
Lawn, Linen, CamMc Ms,
Mohair and Linen Ulsters
In all sizes, from the largest to the smallest, which
cannot be found anywhere else. Our sizes are from
30 to 44, all of our own make.
Linen Dresses and Ulsters, White Slips, Short and
Long Pique and Cambric Dresses, In all sizes, to ftt
children from 1 to 14 years.
All the above goods will be sold at half their value.
Bathing Suits !
Ladies', Children's and Gents.
Our assortment is large, our styles are very good,
and prices very low.
Call early and often and secure some of the best
and most wonderful bargains ever offered.
M. Mann &' Brother,
IVo. 2G2 Chapel Street.
jyl6 s
Ice Pitchers,
. Water Sets,
Russia Leather Goods,
Dressing Cases, Flasks,'
Drinking Cups, articles for
the use of travelers.
Silver Jewelry,
Combs, Bracelets,
Ball Pins,
Link Sleeve Buttons,
White Enamel Studs,
Diamond Ball Covers,
Onyx Jewelry,
Fine Stationery,
Lace Pins.
Store closed at 6 o'clock except
Saturday. jyin a
Leila Adelaide Ren Dell M. M.,
Graduate of the
New York Homoeopathic College
and Hospital for Women,
APractice ot 1 Years ia New York City,
Will permanently reside in 29ew Haven,
At 33 Howe Street.
FVOmce hours, 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m.
Jy31 BaTuTh3m
News from the Corner
NEW Early Bose Potstoes,23c per peck, 90o bushel.
Mew Tomatoes, So per ot.
Whortieoerrles, isc per qi.
Butter Beans, Cncnmbera, Sweet Corn.
4 lbs. Best Table Butter, tl.
Sweet Table Butter, 20o per lb.
Codflsh.se lb.
Fresh Country Eggs.
New Frooess Klour, t8 per bbL Try it.
Extra good Family Flour, $6.50 per bbL
JylB Cor. Hill St. anil Congress 4ve.
Hothouse Grapes. -
WE SIIAIJ-. commence the sale of TTothor.ae
Gnpes on Monday next. 'iT.th inat. The price
will be moderate.. In baskets of four pounds oach.
Jy2 m JS. lUUi a. bum.
All Varieties and Sizes. Wholesale and Retail. '
111 Church Street,
OF -
AT -
SMITH & STONE'S, 352 Chapel Street, Corner Church.
50 PAINTED CHAMBER SUITES, elegantly decorated, to be closed
out during' the next thirty days. Come early for the Bargains.
Our usual assortment of ELEGANT PARLOR SUITES of our own
SUITES in great variety.
Please Take Notice.
We have just placed in stock theory best selection of Body Brussels
Carpets, Tapestry Brussels Carpets, Hartford Ingrain Carpets, Lowell
Ingrain Carpets, ever offered in New Haven.
Paper Hangings, Upholstery Goods, Laces, &c, in our usual variety.
200 Chapel Street. 73 Orange Street.
m crop
We have received some of onr invoices of First Picking New Crop Japan Teas, and offer
to the public the finest selection of Teas we have ever offered. It would be well to remem
ber that the peculiar fragrance in the Cup of the first pickings is never equaled.
Now is "the Time to Buy.
The very large trade we have built up in Teas and Coffees is owing to our very careful se
lection, and customers can always rely on getting the best at the lowest prices.
Our Peabury Coffee, at 3oo per pound, (fresh roasted every day,) is giving the best of
Fullerton, Bradbury & Co.,
Canned Goods?,
Impobted Sundries,
Imported Cigars.
Best Quality Only, Wholesale and Retail, at Moderate Prices.
CP y r si si 1 a
Ill tlie quiet month of August Special Ad
vantages in tlie purchase of FBAMJE1 PIC
le ototainert at
Lace Curtains !
In Xew and Handsome De
signs, and at Low Prices.
H. W- Poster,
jel6 Btf
A full line of Varnishes, Leads,
Oils, Painters' Materials, &c.
Also Loper's Slate Liquid.
First-Class Goods and Low Prices
Varnish Manufacturers I Paint Dealers,
mall Cor. Waiter antl Olive Sts.
Patent Excelsior
The Strongest in the World,
For Sale Only at
233 Chapel Street.
All other kinds in great variety,
including: Traveling' and Shopping1
Bags. jy2!) s
241 AND 243 STATE ST.,
Paints and Oils,
Manufacturers' Supplies,
Etc., Etc
Havre a. fine line of New Ooods, embracing
SATJSFACTOHY terms to the right party; well
established bnslnna. For particulars rail on or ad
dress GEO. A. I8BELL,
jjrSO Office State St. oor. m, ioaa i -is.
Cutler Comer, and 24 Grand Street
U CO.,
Win eh of All Kinds,
250 Chapbi. Steeb
Great Semi-Annual
u mm
Fearful Sacrifice !
All our Summer Goods must be
sold without regard to cost.
The following will give the read
er an idea of the low prices at which
Bretzfelder is clearing out his
Figured Muslins and Lawns, on
ly 6 cents.
Elegant Lace Buntings, only 8c.
Wash Poplins, only 6c.
Debeiges, only 9c.
Linen Ulsters, only 75c.
Figured Muslin and Lawn Suits,
elegantly trimmed with Valenci
ennes Lace, $1.79, worth $3.50.
Ladies Cambric Wrappers, only
69 cents. ..
Serge Sun Umbrellas reduced to
65, 75c and$l.
White Swiss Muslins, 9c.
Dotted and Figured Muslins,25c.
White Victoria Lawns, 1 24c.
White Pique, 7c.
Visit the Great Semi-Annual
Clearing Out Sale at
312 Chapel Street.
Summer Millinery.
We invite special iiec.ioi of our
Trimmed and Untrinuncd
Bonnets and Round Hats,
In all the Latest Styles-.
We p y special attention to orders.
Miss M. E. J. Bvrnes.
Straw Hats Bleached and Pressed.
Veterinary Notice.
aa BBS. O'tiUIXIVA N V ROSE, Veterinary Snr
PMh; geous, graduates of the London and Aniert
twcan Veterinary Oollegea. (The ly qualified
I fl snrgeons in Mow Haven.)
Office and Hospital, SIS CHAVEL STREET.
Honrs of attendance. 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Tolegrama and messagfc by post promi-tly attended
to. dniy

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