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The daily morning journal and courier. [volume] (New Haven, Conn.) 1894-1907, August 26, 1895, Image 1

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Never Before in Its History Ha it Pre
sented Suoba Holiday Appearance as it
Did Vestal day Official Have lleen On
the Jump Pittsburg la Working Hard to
fcecure the Next Conclave.
, Boston, Aug. 25. Never before In its
history has the city taken such a holi
day appearance on Sunday as to-day.
The elaborate decorations, the con
stantly arriving delegations of Knights
Templar in their rich trappings and
the crowds that have thronged the
streets to view the ever changing scenes
have combined the day one of hustle
and bustle rather than tone of rest.
Commanderles have been coming the
day over all the lines leading to the
city, and in and arou,nd Knights Tem
plar headquarters the officials have
been on the jump, registering and ar
ranging for the reception of the visitors.
Most Eminent . Sir Hugh McCurdy,
grand master of the GrandEncampment
of the United States, arrived about
10:30 via the Boston and Maine road
under escort of Dertoit commandery,
the crack commandery of the order,
and Is quartered at the Vendome. Since
his arrival he has been a very busy
official, his social functions occupying
his time untp late in the afternoon,
when he attended services in Trinity
Pittsburg commandery of Pittsburg,
Pa., 325 knights, also reached here to
day and is housed at the Vendome.
This commandery is anxious to secure
the next conclave for Pittsburg and
has already begun a vigorous campaign
.to that end. It is said that the support
of Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, Ohio,
Indiana, New York and New Jersey
has, already been practically assured
' Among the delegations, arriving at
the Boston and Albany station during
the day were those from Lafayette
and Anderson, Ind.; Pilgrim comman
dery, Harrisburg, Pa.; Jackson, Mich.;
Damascus of Detroit, Maysville, Ky.,
and Trinity, O., while the other rail
roads also brought many visiting
The first section of the Iowa com
manderies arrived in twelve Pullman
cars over the Boston and Maine, being
in charge of Right Eminent Sir E. C.
Shule of Iowa Falls, la., passenger
agent of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids
and Northern railroad. This section
came over the Grand Trunk by way
of White River Junction, arriving sev
eral hours earlier than the second sec
tion, which took another route. On the
second section were R. E. Sir S. S.
Lacey, grand commander of the Grand
commandery of Iowa and other grand
officers. There were also delegates from
Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Des
Moines and Council Bluffs.
Itobbed of Eight Hundred Dollars.
Holyoke, Mass., Aug. 25. Mrs. Hono
ra Donoghue, who keeps a boarding
house and restaurant at 161 and 163
Main street, reported to the police early
this morning that she had lost a pock
etbook which contained $800. She sus
pected two men to whom she let a room
last night, and one of them, who gave
his name as Fred Sisson of Gilbertville,
was found and arrested. He only had
65 cents on Ms person. The other man
has not been found.
' Thrown From a Buggy.
North Adams, Mass'., Aug. 25. Paul
Boulger was thrown from a buggy near
Blackinton this evening 'and perhaps
fatally hurt. He was brought to this
place and an hour after the accident
had not regained consciousness. It ,s
thought that the horse stepped on him.
Drowned Near Hartford.
Hartford, Aug. 25. John Howard, a
laborer, forty-five years old, was drown
ed while "but rowing this morning on the
Connecticut river. A young man named
James McDermott was with him and
was rowing the boat. Howard rocked
the boat and it tipped over. He could
not swim. McDermott is a good swim
mer and saved himself, but could not
save his companion. The body has not
been recovered.
Elisting for Cuba.
London, Aug. 25. The Standard pub
lishes a Madrid dispatch saying that
the enlisting of reinforcements for Cuba
is progressing rapidly throughout the
kingdom. Several heavily laden steam
ers started from Barcelona and Cadiz
for Cuba during the past week with war
stores. Eight thousand cavalry, form
ing the first body of a totl of 20,000, will
be landed In Cuba before September 20.
Though Captain General Campos de
clared that 30,000 would be sufficient,
the government will prepare 25,000 more
who will embark at the end of October,
if their servioes should be necessary.
Work of Incend iarle.
Providence, R. I., Aug. 25. Palmer's
ice houses in. Seekonk were destroyed
by fire after 1 o'clock this morning.
The flames were unquestionably of In
cendiary origin, as all of the men in
the employ of the company were away
at the time. The entire plant was de
stroyed. :fi Intend to Starve Armenians.
London, Aug. 25. The Daily News
will to-morrow publish an Oiessa dis
i patch saying that the Turkish authori
s, ties in order to aggravate the sufferings
' of the Armenians, are trying to induce
1 grain merchants to hold back food
YS Jj stuffs from the Armenian districts dur-
I jl will tie a partial famine-
They Will Re Given a Great lteceptlon
Whun They Keach Germany.
Berlin, Aug. 25. The American news
papers having reported that about 2,000
German-American veterans of the
Franco-Prussian war of 1870 were com
ing here to take part in the fetes com
memorative of that conflict, the Ger
man officials prepared to give them a
reception which should be of a national
character. Official information has
since been received, however, which
shows that the promised 2,000 men
have dwindled down to about 210. The
officials feel that this small number will
not justify a national demonstration.
Nevertheless, all Germany knows
that the German-American veterans
represent an immense mass of the me
who fought in the war of 1870 that are
now in America, and will accord to
each of them a splendid reception. The
veterans on arriving at Bremerhaven
will be welcomed by the local Krleger
Verein (war society), and will be ban
quetted. Each veteran will also receive
a memorial medal.
Upon the arrival of the veterans in
Berlin United States Ambassador Run
yon will deliver to them a speech in
reply to an address which will be pre
sented to him by the veterans. In his
speech Mr. Runyon will receive the men
as citizens of the United States and not
as societies of German soldiers taking
part to the fetes commemorative of the
war of 1870. This will involve a deli
cate task, as the ambassador will have
to avoid wounding the feelings of the
French, and consequently it will be
necessary for him to make very diplo
matic reference to the oocaslon. of their
coming, failure to mantion which would
on the other hand be extremely likely to
offend the Germans. The American
veterans throughout their stay in. Ger
many from the moment of their landing
will be the guests of the German veter
ans. Tried to Kill His Wife.
Maiden, Mass., Aug. 25. The village
of Oak Grove, which is in ward 3 of
this city, was disturbed by a shooting
affair at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon,
when Daniel McLeod, a carpenter
boarding at Melrose Highlands, shot
his wife, Mary MdLeod, seriously
wounding her, and then instantly kill
ing himself. Among those who wit
nessed the shooting were Fred E. Hunt
of 224 Washington street , and David
Pitman. .
Given a Good Reception.
London, Aug. 25. The Rev. William
Bayard Hale of Middleborough, Mass.,
lectured to-night at the examination
school, Oxford university. His subject
was "The Making of the American Con
stitution; a Genesis of Nationality."
The lecture was attended by a large
number of university extension stu
dents, who gave Mr, Hale a good re
ception. He is the secdfld American to
be honored with an invitation to lecture
at Oxford university. '
More About the Aftalrs of Atchison and
Santa Fe Road.
Chicago, Aug. 25. Colonel J. " J. Mc
Cook, receiver of. the Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe; Wheeler H. Peckham,
counsel for the Union Trust company;
W. H. Rossington, wsjstern counsel for
the Atchison reorganization committee,
and others interested in the Atchison
organization arrived here last evening.
They are on their way to Topeka, where
arguments will be made before Judge
Caldwell on Tuesday to the court to is
sue a decree for the foreclosure of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail
way company. No opposition to the
granting of the decree is expectei,
though it is probable Judge Springer
and other attorneys of Torrence's Ele
ated Terminal Railway company.which
latter claims $2,000,000 for violation of
contract, may appear and resist fore
closure until their suit is determined.
It is the opinion, however, that Judge
Caldwell will grant the decree. If it is
granted the matter will be referred to a
master in chancery, who is to advertise
for bids and fix the date for the sale of
the road. After the sale has been con
firmed by the court the reorganization
committee is to take hold and reorgan
ize the property, when the recsjvers will
be discharged.
The decree of foreclosure which is to
be asked for Tuesday refers only to the
main line of the company and not lo
the road property of the Atlantic and
Pacific and St. Louis and San Francisco
companies, which are in the hands of
and managed by the same receivers as
the main line and are included in the
reorganization scheme. Subsequent ac
tion will have to be taken, regarding
these roads. As soon as the decree for
the foreclosure of the main line has
been granted steps for the foreclosure
of the other properties will be taken.
Women Have a Bight to Ride a Bicycle in
Appropriate Dress.
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 25. Judge
Wilson yesterday dismissed the prose
cution against Mrs. Noe, who was ar
rested last Thursday for appearing on
the streets in bloomers. In delivering
his opinion the judge said:
"Women have a God given right to
ride a bicycle and they are bound to
have some comfortable and appropri
ate dress therefore. Were Mrs. Noe
a woman with one foot in the grave
and the other on a pedal; were she of
a size that threatened to frighten horses
and impede traffic or were her habli
ments of the sort originally designed
by the women whose name they bear,
I should be disposed to give her the
limit of the law.
"As it is the case is dismissed at the
city's costs.
She Will be Taken Under Tow to the Hook
To-day, Where She Will be Given Her
First Sail In liaclng Trim In American
Waters streams of People Flocked to
See Her.
New York, Aug. 25. Erie Basin dry
dock proved a new Sunday resort for
New Yorkers and Brooklynltes to-day.
All day long streams of people flocked
to the place where the English cutter
Valkyrie III. lies on dry dock. The big
gates at the entrance to the yard were
thrown wide open to permit of easy in
gress and egress. Fakirs selling photos
and various appropriate devices, such
as Defender ribbon, etc., hawked their
wares and the basin assumed somewhat
the phase of a fair ground.
The hull of the Valkyrie was partly
hidden from view by screens of canvas
hung over her sides to protect her new
paint from the blistering heat of the
Her crew were all away, having gone
up the Hudson for a day's outing on the
tender City of Bridgeport. Only one of
them remained to act as a deck watch
man. A yard watchman was stationed
under the hull and several were on duty
about the dock. For the first time since
she was placed in the basin her decks
were clear of tools, ropes, eto. She
looked quite prepared for being taken
out of the dock, as she will be to-morrow
morning, when she will be towed
to the Hook, her sails bent on the way
and then given her first sail in racing
trim in American waters.
Concerted Action Soon t be Taken by the
Mill Hands.
Fall River, Mass., Aug. 25. During
the coming week the trades unions are
to take action looking toward a formal
demand for the restoration of wages ;n
all the mills of the city. The drawing
in girls will hold a mass meeting in
Weavers' hall to-morrow night.
Thursday and Friday evenings the
weavers will hold district meetings in
three sections of the city and will later
on hold a mass meeting in the Academy
of Music. The slasher tenders will send
representatives to New Bedford to or
ganize a slasher tenders' union in that
city. At a recent meeting of the execu
tive committee of the slashers it was
voted to unite with the other unions in
making a demand In any form agreed
upon, The carders' executive commit
tee has decided to back up any demand
that is made by other unions.
The spinners' committee here has in
structed Secretary Robert Howard to
call a special general meeting to tako
action on the wage question , at any
time he deems advisable before the time
for the next regular meeting. The cloth
market is still tending upward and op
eratives feel much encouraged in ask
ing for more pay. On the other hand,
manufacturers find cotton going up ev
ery day and it is now higher than at
any time for a year past. Up to date
nothing has been heard from the owner
of the iron works mills, although ru
mors of a coming voluntary advance
are quite prevalent among his em
It ye Smith is Still Avenging the Death of
His Father. ,
Chicago, 111., Aug. 25. A special from
Burns, Ore., says: A courier from Dia
mond Valley reports the killing of fif
teen Bannocks by cattlemen under the
leadership of "Rye" Smith. Smith's
reason was revenge for the murder of
his father in 1878 in Diamond Valley.
There is great excitement In the town
and throughout the country. TrOop A
was in readiness to march on short
notice and is awaiting orders from the
county sheriff for authority to act.
While particulars are difficult to ob
tain it is learned that the matter has
no bearing on the Jackson Hole trou
ble. Ever since Smith's father was
killed in 1878 by warriors of the Ban
nock tribe he has been on their trail
and not a few have met death at his
hands. It -seems a party of Indians
were on their summer hunt near Dia
mond Valley and killed a number of
cattle belonging to the stockmen, whose
herds range In that vicinity. A party
of cattlemen was organized to punish
the marauders and Smith readily under
took to lead them.
The pursuers located the Indians
about an hour before sundown at their
camp near the western edge of the
valley and without warning opened fire
upon them. The Indian bucks were
thrown Into a panic and fled for the
hills, the squaws following suit. The
stockmen pursued them and fired a vol
ley at the fugitives, dropping several
of them, including one or two squaws.
The pursuit was not continued, the
cattlemen believing sufficient punish
ment had been Inflicted. The courier
reports fifteen dead Indians were found
after this onesided battle.
Election Declared Void.
Rome, Aug. 25. A big election for a
member of the chamber of deputies,
held in Palermo to-day, resulted in
the return of Signor Bosco, who is now
in prison for his connection with the
late socialist disturbances. Bosco was
returned at the general election, to
gether with the Socialists Barbato and
DeFelice, both of whom are in prison.
The chamber subsequently declared
these elections void. Last Sunday De
Felice was agiin elected in the Fourth
district of Rome, defeating Prince
Odoaca Odeschalchi. The socialists of
Rome held an open-air fete this even
ing to celebrate DeFelice's election
Several young men who attended the
fete were arrested.
Cardlual Gibbons Given a Reception by
Thousands of People.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 25. A reception
was tendered to Cardinal Gibbons to
night by the Catholic clubs. Long be
fore the hour set for the arrival of the
guests thousands of persons had gath
ered on Charles street In front of the
arch-episcopal residence and the club
house, directly opposite. At 8 o'clock
the cardinal, leaning upon the arm of
James R. Wheeler, president of the
Catholic club, emerged from his resi
dence and picked his way through the
immense throng to the club house, close
ly followed by Archbishop Satolll," Mon-
signor Sberrltti, Bishops Foley of De
troit, Mich., and Donohue of Wheeling,
W. Va., and the clergy of; Baltimore,
led by the venerable Monsignor McCol-
The hall of the club house, wherein
the reception was held, was handsomely
decorated with flowers, ferns and
plants. The cardinal's red chair was
overhung with ferns and festooned with
flowers. As the procession entered the
hall the cathedral choir sang "Viva II
Cardinale," a march chorus.
When the cardinal was seated with
'Monsignor Satolll and Bishop Foley on
each side, Assistant District Attorney
Edgar H. Gans welcomed him on behalf
of the Catholic club and the citizens of
Baltimore In a few well chosen words.
His eminence responded briefly, thank
ing the committee. In the course of his
remarks he referred to his travels In
Europe and said that the more one trav
eled the more he beomes convinced of
the smallness of our globe as compared
with the greatness of our America and
the American people. He declared that
the highest civic title that he aspired
to was to be called a citizen of the
United States, and he said: "I rejoice
in being an American citizen, because
here we have governmental authority
without despotism; liberty without li
cense, and liberty without trenching up
on the rights of others. Therefore my
travels abroad tend to Increase my love
for my country."
An orchestra played a number of sa
cred airs, while the fortunate ones who
had been able to squeeze Into the apart
ment were formed into line and said a
few pleasant words to his eminence as
they filed from the hall to make room
for the waiting thousands op the out
side. The reception was continued for mora
than two hours, when the cardinal was
compelled to excuse hlmself( and was
again escorted across UU crowded street
to his residence.
The cardinal objects to public demon
strations on the Sabbth, but owing to
the fact that the annual retreat of the
Catholic clergy of the arch-diocese will
begin to-morrow the officers of the club
prevailed upon him to allow his flock to
meet him to-night.
Tastor of Famous Chuich Dead.
Alexandria, Va., Aug. 25. Rev. Dr,
Henderson Suter, who for eighteen
years had been rector of the famous
old Christ church in this city, died to
day. Dr. Suter had a surgical opera
tion performed upon him on Friday for
a cancerous affection of the liver. Dr.
Suter was treasurer of the Educational
society of Virginia.
Traveled for a Western Hrm.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 25. Louis Ham
mond, who committed suicide in the
American hotel at Boston was a trav
eling man for the Minneapolis manufac
ing firm of G. M. Ditner & Co. He
never was a resident here. In Novem
ber, 1891, he was insured In the Iowa
State Traveling Men's association, his
beneficiary being his sister, Mrs. Van
Houten of McPaul, la. His business
and so far as known family address
is 96 Maiden Lane, New York. Up to
a very short time ago he had paid the
assessments on his policy from this ad
At the Wreck's Bottom.
. Oswego, Aug. 25. Early this morning
as a freight train on the Rome, Water
town and Ogdensburg railroad, consist
ing of forty-one cars, was nearing Pu
laski it broke in two on a down grade.
The rear section crashed Into the for
ward section, making a bad wreck,
Fifteen loaded cars were demolished.
The train hands escaped injury, but
when daylight came it was found that
two tramps, who had been stealing a
ride, were under the wreck. They were
alive, but were badly hurt. Later a
man's body was found at the very
bottom of the wreck. From papers
found on the body i.' is supposed to be
that of Walter M. Sisson of Yonkers
The damage is estimated at $20,000.
Seven Deaths From Cholera.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25. It is offi
cially announced that there were nine
cases of cholera and seven deaths from
the disease on board the steamer Bia
kow, which arrived at Vladivostock
from Che Foo "on August 6, and on
August 20 there were sixteen further
cases and twelve deaths at Vladivo
Many Buildings Destroyed.
Kingston, N. Y., Aug. 25. At a quar
ter of 2 o'clock this morning a fire
broke out in a barn owned by R. & c.
I. Lefevre at Rosendale, about eight
miles' south of this city, and spread
both up and down Mam street. Twenty-five
buildings were destroyed and a
dozen dwellings on the opposite Fide
of the street were more or less dam
aged. Word of the fire was telephoned
to this city and a steam fire engine
and hose with a number of firemen
went to the scene about 4 o'clock and
stopped the, progress of the fire. The
loss will reach $125,000, with about
$60,000 insurance.
If There is Breeze Enough She Will sail
To-Day 'for New York But If Not She
Will be Taken In Tow by a Tug Her
Mast Was Stepped Yesterday Men at
Work On Her All Day.
Providence, Aug. 25. The Defender's
mast was stepped this afternoon in
Bristol harbor as she lay a short dis
tance south of the boat house, the
steamer Anchor having taken the spar
on her deck a short time before at the
works. The' spar scrapers and car
penters worked steadily, finishing the
mast Saturday at midnight. They
then left off ' work until this morning,
when they began again at 7 o'clock.
The work of cleaning and smoothing
was carried on all the forenoon when
work was stopped for an hour. It was
Intended that the mast should be step
ped at 3 p. m., If possible, but there was
so much to be done that it was delayed
until two hours later.
The steam yacht Shearwater with E.
D. Morgan on board came up from
Newport just before the mast was tak
en out of the shop. Mr. Morgan was
ashore in short order and Joined Messrs.
Leeds and Kane on the wharf. Cap
tains Haff and Perry were also there
closely watching the proceedings.
Mr. Iselln was seen and he said De
fender would be rigged as far as possi
ble this evening. The topmast would
go up right away, as there was not
much to do to it; He said that he was
no going to have any more backstays,
that were used before, and consequently
no more chain plate. He also said that
he had not as yet received any commu
nication from the cup committee, noti
fying him of the postponement of the
trial races. He endorsed the statement
of Messrs. Kane and Leeds, to the ef
fect that thei Defender was not strain
ed, and that the boat was as strong as
the day she was launched. He- also
.remarked that the Defender would
leave, If possible, to-morrow at 11 a. m.
for New York, and that she would sail,
if there was breeze enough, and if not
she would be taken In tow by tug Wal
lace B. Flint from Bristol.
Knights Templar Visit Maine.
Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 25. More than
one thousand Knights Templar, repre
senting eleven commanderles, made a
stop over here to-day on helr way to
the Boston conclave. The commander
les represented were the Grand com
mandery of .Michigan, Damascus of De
trolt, Genesee Valley of Flint, Mich.;
Ann Arbor of Ann Arbor, Adrian of
Adrian Peninsula of Kalamazoo; Mar
ion of Marlon, O.; St. Bernard of Sagi
naw, Huntington and Wheeling of West
Virginia, Fort Wayne of Indiana, Chil
ilcothe and Sclota of Ohio.
Probably Fatally Shot.
Providence, Aug. 25. Mr. Blackman
of Chicago, a guet at the Ocean View
hotel, Block Island, was probably fa
tally shot last night at 6 o'clock by
Charlie Bascom of St. Louis, a seventeen-year-old
lad, who was practicing
at a target The steamer Ocean View
was Immediately sent to Newport after
Dr. Bull. She returned at 4 o'clock this
morning and an examination was made.
Drs. Bull and Brewer of New York con
sider his case a forlorn hope, just a
chance at the best. Young Bascom and
his family are prostrated with grief.
All the parties are wealthy people and
old guests here. Dr. Bull had to return
to Newport to-day. He is the well
known New York surgeon.
Drowned While Bathing.
Providence, Aug. 25. Thomas F. Gil
bane was drowned while bathing in
Narragansett Bay at Muddy Cove in
company with John Maher and four
members of his family at 1 o'clock this
afternoon. The party waded in until
the water was up to their waists, when
theywere seized with the strong under
tow. All had gone down twice and Miss
Violet Maher, twenty-three years old,
had sank for the third time when the
Maher family were rescued by Frank
Rockwell of Pawtucket and Joseph
Gladison of Providence, who went to
the rescue in rowboats. Gilbane was
seized with cramps and sank before he
could be reached. The body was recov
ered. Lost Her Rndder.
New London, Aug. 25. Propellor
Metropolitan of the Contra Vermont
line was jtowed here this afternoon by
steamer Doris with loss of rudder. She
will repair here.
Situation la Serious.
London, Aug. 25. The Times publish
es a dispatch from Shanghai saying
that the inquiry into the massacre of
missionaries at Kucheng has been pro
ceeding since Wednieeday. All the
members of the consular commission
have been present, but progress has
been slow. The dispatch adds that a
Mohammedan rebellion has broken out
in Kan Su, the most northwestern por
tion of China, and is spreading. The
situation is serious.
New Vork Went Dry.
New York, Aug. 25. To-day was the
"driest" Sunday with but one exception
ever experienced from a liquor stand
point ln this city. Almost every saloon
was closed, and the majority of those
that were open catered only to the
wants of the personal friends of the
proprietors. The "diought" to-day was
mainly due to the ruling of Recorder
Goff in several excise trials brought be
fore him and the decision of the Wine,
Beer and Spirits association to close
their places on Sunday. Onlyy thirty
seven saloons keepers were arrested as
against sixty-one on last Sunday.
By Officers of the Grand Avenue Precinct'
The police ot the Grand avenue pre
cinct raided two saloons yesterday
which were doing Sunday buslness.and
effected captures In both places. The
first place visited was a saloon on
James street, near Grand avenue, kept
by Andrew Sondberg.
Patrolmen Poronto and Clancy went
to the place in the forenoon and found
Sondberg dispensing liquors in a room
over the saloon, and he was arrested,
as was also Fred Peterson and John
Olsen, who were in the place.
About 7 o'clock in the evening Pa
trolmen Gates and Patrick Roach
started to visit a saloon owned by Mrs.
Nugent on Grand avenue, near the
Barnesville bridge They made their
waj around to the rear door and sur
prised about a dozen men in (the place.
Upon the appearance of the officers a
grand rush wasnnade for the doors and
windows, and nearly all escaped.
Sergeant Bradley and Patrolman Far
rell happened to be passing at the time
on their way to the station, and observ
ing the men rushing from the place
they captured two of them. The other
officers had another, and the three men
captured were Fred Gundrson.Tlmothy
Ryan and Bendix Jensen. The man
who was tending bar escaped, but a
warrant will be issued for his arrest. '
Held From the Late Residence Yesterday
A Prominent Real Estate Dealer A Man
of Many Good TiatU Instances of His
The funeral of the late George K.
Whiting occurred yesterday afternoon
at the late residence at the corner of
Dixwell avenue and Bristol street. Rev.
Dr. Twitchell officiated and made ap
propriate remarks on the long life of
the deceased and his reliability as a
citizen and friend. Among the bearers
were Alderman J. T. Benham, L. G..
Hoadley and ex:-Assessor Henry E.
Marsh. Mr. Atwater of Lewis & May
cock conducted the funeral. A sheaf
of wheat was upon the casket. , The
Interment was in the Evergreen ceme
tery. Mr. Whiting had 'been failing in health
for a year or two and gradually wore
out. He was unconscious for some days
previous ttf his death. He was for twen
ty' years in the boot and shoe business
in this city, retiring about ten years
ago. He was born( in Hamden and
when a young man farmed It for a few
years. Soon after removing to this city
he started a boot and shoe store' on
Church street, opposite the post office.
During the several years he was lo
cated there his business steadily in
creased, compelling him to remove lo
a larger store in the Exchange build
ing. He then took in a partner, and
for several years the firm was Whiting
& Augur. Still later he was in business
for himself on Broadway. He was a
successful merchant, and his mercan
tile business netted him a goodly
sum of money, which was the founda
tion for the growth of a considerable
fortune. Mr. Whiting invested his prof
its from his stores in real estate, and
at the time of his death he owned over
thirty houses.
He- was a thoroughly honest and
conscientious man, and liberal in his
donations to worthy objects. For many
years he attended the Dwight Place
church. Whiting street in this city was
named for his grandfather, who owned
considerable estate.
The deceased leaves a widow and two
children one son, Charles Whiting, and
a daughter, 'Miss Mary Whiting. He
was seventy-nine years of age.
Among his good traits of character
his friends speak of his accommodating
spirit, and it is related that when a cer
tain business man was in great and im
mediate need of $1,000 for a short time
he went to Mr. Whiting, who simply
asked when It was wanted and loaned
the amount without security. Another
man to whom he had sold property was
unable for some time to make the prop
er payments, 'and was permitted to hold
the property Just the . same until ne
could, for which the man was very
grateful. (
These are only a few of the instances
related in which the deceased showed
his generosity. He was, however, a
careful business man and was always
very careful in dealing until he was
certain a man was honorable and de
serving, when he would do all he was
able to help him. He leaves a host of
All Quiet at Lighthouse Point Mysterious
Quart Bottles.
It was a quiet Sunday at Lighthouse
Point yesterday, although the resort
was visited by hundreds of people from
this city. The liquor sellers observed
the Sunday law in a befitting manner,
and the visitors drank sarsaparilla un
less they brought the picnic baskets
with them. The "social" and "athletic
clubs" are not disposing of beer there
any more on Sunday and the place is
decidedly dry.
A new feature of the evasion of the
law is the liquor peddler, who has a
couple of quarts of liquor stowed about
his clothes in pint bottles and who
will furnish a drink of cheap whiskey
to a desperate picnicker for ten cents.
There are two ex-bartenders who do
quite a lucrative business in the after
noon in this manner, but they take
few chances and seldom sell only to
parties personally known to them.
Colonna Affair Settled.
Naples, Aug. 25. The reporter here of
the United Press learns that settlement
has been arrived at between. Prince
and Princess Colonna, the latter being
the step-daughter of Mr. John W. Mac
kay, the well known American capital
ist, giving the princess the custody of
the children, she paying the prince 60,
000 francs yearly.
Tide Fine For Bathlng-A lady Diver ami
Swimmer The Elk Celebration Ball
Game This Afternoon-Balloon Ascen
sion This Week Illumination Friday
Savin Rock was at its best yesterday;
there were cool breezes . in the grove,
the tide came just right for bathing
and a quiet, orderly and withal one
of the largest crowds of the summer
enjoyed the attractions there to tha
utmost Step ladders and barrels were '
piled in front of "the side doors and
the police had nothing to do.
There was a very high tida-and tha
water was at a delightful temperature
for the lovers of sea bathing and all
the bath houses were liberally patron
ized. A pleasing feature at Cox's pa
vilion was the graceful diving of Miss
Annis of Brooklyn, an expert swimmer,
who had a gold medal presented her
for saving . a boy from drowning at
Asbury Park a few years ago.
There will he a gala day at he rock
on Friday, when an elaborate program
of sports has been arranged in order
to celebrate Elks', ' day. There
will be a number of visiting lodges
from out of town and the list, of events
for the day includes a ball game, spar
ring matches, running races, athletic v
competitions, quartet music ,and solos
by members of the order.
Among the sparrers will be Ike Wil
liams of Bridgeport, Fitzsimmons' for
mer sparring partner, and the cham- '
pion heavyweight of Connecticut, and
Harry Lane, also, of Bridgeport; the
champion lightweight of the state. It
is also expected that Frank Baldwin,
the ohamplon one 'hundred mile ?ider(
will appear in an exhibition of riding
and lightning changes 'of horses. The
local lodges of Elks has the affair in
charge, but they are assisted by their-
brethren from Hartford, Bridgeport
and New York. ,
The employes of the New. Haven
Street Railway company and those of
the Winchester avenue road will play
a i ball game this aftenioon at the
grove, the game being called at 2 p. m.
There is considerable rivalry between
the two teams and surprises are prom
ised on each side.
There will be two balloon ascensions .
and parachute leaps at the Rock this
week by the Jewell Brothers', who
have given some successful exhibitions ...
here' bef ore. The ascensions will take
place to-morrow and Friday afternoons
at 4 o'clock. .
On Friday evening there will be an
Illumination and fireworks at the grove,
the display taking place In the ball
grounds and will be free to all.
A dog circus had been arranged for
this week at the grove, .but for some
reason or other the aggregation failed
to arrive yesterday, but it is expected
that definite news will be (received from ,
it to-day. ' . : . . i
The arrangements for the funeral of
ex-Governor Morris have now been per
fected, and. the services will be held at
the late residence on Prospect street
this afternoon at 2:30. , President
Dwight of Yale will officiate at the ob
sequies. Dr. Smyth of the ' Center
church, who is now fan Maine on hie va
cation trip, telegraphed yesterday that
he received the notification for him tor'
assist in the services too late for him
to be present. ...
The pallbearers will be ex-Governor
Ingersoll, General Alexander Harbison
of Hartford, John W. Hull, Arthur' D.
Osborne of the Second National bank,
Wilbur F. Day and Charles A. White.
Interment will'' be in the Evergreen,
cemetery, no- services being held at the
grave. ...
The Connecticut Savings bank, of!
which ex-Governor Morris was presi
dent, will close for the day at 1 o'clock;
p. m. to-day.'
It Occurred at Shingle Hill and Came
Near Kesnlting Fatally The Injured
Man Taken to the Hospital.
There was a serious cutting affray at
Shingle Hill, In the town of Orange,
yesterday morning, which came near
resulting fatally to John Wilson, one of
the participants. Wilson, who is about
twenty years old, is the stepson of John
Hazelton, the two men being farmers.
Saturday night they were at Savin Rock
and visited several of the resorts there
drinking and carousing. They got into
an altercation over the possession of a
coat, but the difficulty was apparently
patched up, and purchasing a bottle of
liquor, they departed for their home at
Shingle Hill.
Early Sunday morning the quarrel
was renewed and a fight resulted, the
combatants using knives and a scythe,
the' result being that both men were
badly cut, Wilson having a deep gash,
some four Inches long, on the Inside cf
the left thigh, nearly severing the fe
moral artery. Hazelton was also cut
about the face, but not badly hurt.
Wilson was in imminent danger of
bleeding to death and Dr. Shepard was
summoned, who sewed up the wounj
and sent the man to the hospital in this
city for further treatment At a late
hour last night Wilson was resting com
fortably, though very weak from tha
large loss of blood, and the physicians
stated that unless inflammation set in
the man would be out in a couple of
No arrests have been made in the)
case as yet, but there will be later, al
though there were no witnesses to the
affray and no complaint has been made.

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