Newspaper Page Text
... i.r nnnmr rrV-i ' in i TVun,,T ..i. i.
VOL. LXIII. NO. 282. PRICE THREE CENT;
NEW HAVEN, CONN. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1895.
THE CARRTNGTON PUBLISHING CO.
1 V h
"6 jl J
3 AT LAW AND ORDER LEAGUE
'A NOTED DIVINE, DR. ADERSON,
GIVES IT A SEVERE SLAV.
He Says If the Work of the league In Al
lowed to Continue it Will lend to Cheap
en and Cast Into the Shade the Work or
the Kej;ulrly Appointed Officiate.
Waterbury, Nov.24. The State Law
and Order league to-day received a dig
nified and at the same time vigorous
elap on the hands of no less a distin
guished man than Rev. Dr. Joseph An
derson, a member of the Tale corpora
tion and pastor of the First Congrega
tional church of this city. Dr. An
derson's morning service took the form
of a report of the recent Congregation
al conference held in this city, and the
speaker dwelt at length upon that
phase of the conference which has at
tracted so much attention throughout
the state, the State Law and Order
league, its objects and methods. In
treating of this subject Di Anderson
spoke substantially as follows:
While I am friendly with Secretary
Thrasher and assisted as far as I could
In securing for the league a hearing
I now feel that it is vety unfortunate
that good men are driven to support
such an organization whose objects
seem to be to do the work that regular
ly appointed officials should do. It Is
most earnestly hoped by me that the
exhaustive newspaper reviews of this
subject will bring before the people in
its proper form this phase of the mat
ter. If this law and order league is
allowed to continue it will tend to
cheapen and cast into the shade the
iwork of the regularly appointed offi
cials on: whom the responsibility for the
detection of crime devolves.
Dr. Anderson's talk was listened to
by am appreciative congregation, who
readily indicated that the tenor of his
remarks met with unqualified approval.
LETTER GIVEN OUT.
Senator Chandler Comniaius Against Hall'
"Washington, Nov. 24. The text of a
letter which Senator Chandler of New
Hampshire to days ago addressed to
President Cleveland on the subject of
the recent agreement of railroad presi
dents was given out to-night, as fol
, Washington, D. C, Nov. 22, 1895.
I make complaint to you, and through
you to your Inter-state commerce com
mission, against the trust and pooling
agreement, now nearly finished, of the
American railway trunk lines and the
one Canadian line controlling the traf
fic between New York city and Chica
go. The agreement provides that ev
ery railroad in the combination shall
make and maintain the transportation
rates prescribed by a board of manag
ers representing all the roads. This is
a conspiracy in restraint of trade and
commerce under the act of July 2, 1890.
The agreement also make9 certain
that all competition shall be abolished
as above required by imposing heavy
fines upon any offending road, which
fines are to be applied for the benefit of
the other roads. This is a division of
earnings contrary to section, five of the
inter-state law. This trust and pool
Jng agreement can be annihilaterl( as
provided by explicit existing laws of
the United States, (1) by injunction
from the courts, (2) by an order of an
inter-state commerce commission or (3)
by an Indictment of the individuals
signing the same.
It can also be easily be stopped by a
vigorous appeal from you to Mr. J. Pier
pont Morgan, whose power over the
nine governors of the nine trunk lines
Js as absolute as it is over the bond
syndicate. It cannot he possible that
you intend to take upon your adminis
tration the responsibility of fastening
upon your burdened and helpless people
this, the hugest trust the world ever
saw or that was ever conceived of,
when one earnest word from you to
your fresh attorney general, your am
bitious chairman of your commission
or your omnipotent banker-friend will
paralyze the Iniquity in its Inception
WM. E. CHANDLER.
Gold Prospectors I'erinhed.
Mazatlan, Nov. 24. The dead bodies
of five men, two of whom are recogniz
ed as being Americans, have been dis
covered northwest of here, in, a wild
eection of the Sierra Madre mountains
The bodies are supposed to be those
of members of a gold prospecting party
The two Americans were from Califor
nia, but their names are mot known
It is supposed that the party lost their
way and died of starvation and ex
Heavy Gale In England.
London No-ve. 24,tA gale from the
north-northeast prevailed over Southern
England to-day. A very heavy sea was
running in the English channel. One
of the Dover-Calais boats found it im
possible to enter Calais and was com
pelled to put about and return to Dover,
Quarantine In New Britain
New Britain, Nov. 24. The board of
health in its reorganized form held a
meeting last night at which active
6teps were taken to check the very seri
ous diphtheria epidemic which has pre
vailed during the last few weeks. The
strictest of quarantines have been or
dered, and an almost immediately per
ceptible effect has been caused. No n-ew
cases were reported to-day nor have
there been any deaths from the dis
ease. It is thought that the disease will
be rapidly stamped out. The new board
is efficient, and inasmuch as the alram-
ing condition which has prevailed was
due simply to gross carelessness it is
not apprehended that the scourge will
gain further ground.
REfUItLICAN CUT COyVENTION.
dlinnn for Police Commissioner, Sanboi-u
for Fire Cumin nslonor and I.ymnn H.
Johnson Renominated Some Talk About
The rapubllcan city convention was
held on Saturday night in Vcru hall.
The convention wa3 called to order
by James H. Macdonald, chairman of
the republican town committee. He
asked the ninety delegates present to
nominate somebody to the chair of the
convention. Major William E. Lincoln
nominated Prof. William E. Chandler.
William A. Schappa nominated Major
Benjamin E. Brown. Both nominations
were simultaneously seconded. Chair
man, Macdonald rejoined: "Gentlemen,
you have nominated Benjamin E. Brown,
for chairman of this convention. All
in favor "
"One moment, Mr. Macdonald " shout
ed Major Lincoln, bounding to his feet
again and outstretching his forefinger
at the chairman, "I nominated William
E. Chandler first."
Chairman Macdonald Oh, I didn't
hear you. Do you offer the name in
"No, sir," answered Major Lincoln
in a strong voice.
"Then we must ballot," said the chair
man. How will you choose tellers .'
"Let them be selected by the chair,"
suggested A. Maxcy Hiller, "and the
suggestion prevailed. F. A. Betts and
Jacob Ullman were chosen.
The ballot resulted in. 65 votes for
Brown against 34 for Chandler.
Fred L. Minor was chosen secretary
(During the roll call of delegates'
names Isaac Ullman objected to the en
rollment of threa substitutes who har.
not the requisite writing to prove that
they were qualified as proxies. M. Sew
ard urged that the substitutes be al
lowed to take part In the convention,
that this was the first time that such
an opposition had been made against
Isaac Ullman, said: "Let me inform
the gentleman that this is not the first
time that such substitution has been
opposed. I have opposed it myself in
several conventions before, and I de
clare the fact that these substitutes
have no standing here, none what
Ex-Principal Whitmore moved that
the motion, be laid on the table, which
was carried. Ex-Mayor Peck, now took
the floor and moved that the rule, ex
cluding from the convention substi
tutes without written credentials be
suspended. This called out a liberal
amount of discussion and parliament.
ary ruling. (Major Lincoln, Mr. Averill
Alderman Rattlesdorfer, Mr. Whit
more and others speaking.
"Oh, here's the same old matter that
has been disposed of already. The
motion is out of ov&sr, and I object to
the chair putting It," exclaimed Prof.
Whitmore, in a vexed tone.
"Don't disfranchise these substi
Sherwood S. Thompson next took an
inning, and in balmy tones said: "'.
never before heard of this rule exclud
ing substitutes tnat nave no proxy
writing. So I move that all the rules
passed by the town committee be pub
lished in full In all the local republican
papers. We ought to know what the
The nominations were then called for.
T. H. Macdonald placed in nomination
C. S. Marsh for city treasurer, and the
nomination, was approved. Ex-Princi
pal Whitmore placed In nomination
Louis M. Ullman for police commission
er, making a very interesting speech
and paying a high tribute to Mr. Ull
man's qualities. The nomination was
seconded by Commissioner Nathan B.
Ex-Mayor Peck nominated Christo-
pher E. Prince. This nomination was
seconded by Alderman Benham. In an
informal ballot Mr. Ullman. had BO
votes and Mr. Benham 37. Theodore
H. Macdonald moved to make the bal
lot formal and unanimous, but this was
objected to, and on the formal ballot
Ullman received 54 votes and Prince 36
Ullman was declared nominated.
For fire commissioner Prof. Chandler
nominated David H. Clark. Alderman
Hamilton did likewise for his fellow
Fifth warder, Alderman A. D. Sanborn
Luther E. Jerome nominated ex-Police
Commissioner Carlos Smith, and Sam
uel Weil put forth Councilman E. C.
Coolidge, but Mr. Hiller withdrew the
last named at Mr. Cooldige's request.
IF. B. Farnsworth said that the Fifth
ward should receive recognition by the
nomination of Sanborn, that the ward
had done great work in overthrowing
democracy there, and Sanborn was the
leader of the victors. The informal
"ballot gave Sanborn 40 votes, Clark 30,
Smith 19 and Dr. Smyth 1. Carlos
Smith withdrew his name and asked his
friends to vote for Sanborn. The for
mal ballot was 59 for Sanborn, and 30
For road commissioner Isaac Ullman
nominated Lyman H. Johnson and S,
S. Thompson named Elizur H. Sperry,
The only ballot was formal and unanl
mous, and Johnson won by 58 to 32.
This ended the nominating business.
Isaac Ullman then moved that a res
olution for the improvement of the
present caucus rules, or a better be es
tablished, be referred to the town coot
mittee with power. Major Lincoln ob
jected, and wanted the matter to be left
for discussion at a future town conven
tion. Mr. Ullman took the floor and re
plied dramatically to Major Lincoln's
insinuations as to "rings," "machines,
Prof. Chandler said that some new
rules should be adopted for the caucus
so as to exclude the volumes of stifling
tobacco smoke, the crowding into pens
and other Improper places, and to at
tract the better republican element
Chairman Brown put Lincoln's amend
ment, and it was lost in a storm of
noes. The original motion was not put
as most of the delegates had "lit out,'
and the convention ended.
A LOAO ASD USEFUL LIVE.
Death of Itev. Dr. I'lielpa fumed Away at
the Ageof Klghty A fkotch of Ilia Career
: Wa One of tho Mont Noted and Promi
nent Itaptlst Clergymen of Thin City.
In the death of Rev. Dr. S. Dryden
Philps a conspicuous figure among the
clergy has been taken away to the bet
ter land. Dr. Phelps died at his home
on High street at about 6 o'clock Sat
urday evening. He retained full con
sciousness until near the end, and pass
ed away without a struggle. He was
only a few weeks ago about town as
usual, although showing that age was
at last making inroads upon his vigor.
He had lived to pass his eightieth mile
stone, and up to within a year was a
fine specimen of vigorous old age. His
Is a long record of usefulness In the
ministry, and of unassuming piety. He
was long one of the bulwarks of the
Baptist faith in New Haven, and a man
who, in his prime, was a power in his
denomination in these parts. He leaves
an unsullied name, a memory that will
be cherished. Many of his co-laborers
and associates in the church have al
ready preceded him to that bourne from
which no traveler returns. Many of his
flock who sat under his ministry,
whose homes were dear to him, whose
joys and sorrows were shared by him,
had passed away, but many remain
who remembered his earnest devoted
piety and work in the ministry.
Dr. S. Dryden Phelps was born In
Suffleld May 15, 1816. He was educated
at the Connecticut Literary Institution
and at Brown university, where he was
graduated in the class of '44. Then he
entered the Yale theological school and
graduated in '47. He was then ordain
ed pastor of the First Baptist church
this city, where. he remained until 1873.
He then resigned and went to Provi
dence, R. I., and became pastor of the
Jefferson street church. In 1876 he
moved to Hartford and became owner
and editor of the Christian Secretary,
which he sold In 1888 to Rev. C. A.
Plddock. - In, 1885 he removed back to
New Haven, where he had since re
sided. In 1847 he married Sophia Emilia
Linsley of Stratford, who survives him
Dr. Phelps is best known as the au
thor of the hymn "Savior! thy Dying
Love." He had published several vol
umes of verse and prose, the most popu
lar being his "Holy Land," which pass
ed through nine editions. Dr. Phelps
gave many lectures about his travels
abrond, having had several tours in
foreign lands. Among his published
"Eloquence of Nature," and other
poems at Hartford in 1842; "Sunlight
and Heartlight" (poems), New York,
1855; "The Poet's Song for the Heart
and House," 1869; and "Sermons in the
Four Quarters of the Globe." in 1886.
In 18S6 Dr. Phelps celebrated his
seventieth birthday anniversary at the
First Baptist church in this city, of
which Rev. Wallace H. Butrlck, now
of Albany, was pastor. It was a notr
able cccasion,, and there were present
many celebrated clergymen of the Bap
tlst denomination. Had Mr. and Mrs.
Phelps lived a little more than a year
long r, they would have! celebrated
their golden wedding. They were de
votedly attached to each other, and
Mrs. Phelps Is greatly prostrated over
her severe bereavement. He was chos
en a trustee of Brown, university in
1878, and retained the position at the
time of his death. Since ceasing to be
a pastor, he had supplied the pulpits
of churches nearly all the time, prin
cipally in this state, but at his advanrsd
age did not wish the care of a pap-
torate. His mind was vigorous and i
strong until a few hours before his
death, and in fact his health was ex
cellent until p -ostrated about two weeks
ago with Bright's disease, which caus
ed his death. He preached for the last
time f6ur weeks ago yesterday, filling
the pulpit of Olivet church, this city,
and preaching with all his accustomed
earnestness. He frequently filled pul
pits in this city, especially when pas
tors were taking their summer vaca
tions. A year ago last summer he ac
companied his son, Prof. Phelps of this
city, to Michigan, and went with him
hunting several times, being quite an
expert shooter. He was also a fine
swimnver, and when, In, Michigan
bathed in the lake, diving from the
dock in deep water as easily as a lad.
For a man in his eightieth year Dr.
Phelps was finely preserved, and until
his recent Illness none of hia faculties
Dr. Phelps attended the Baptist State
convention in this state every year for
the last fifty years, and often was pres
ident of the national convention in va
rious parts of the United States. He
was a very earnest gospel preacher, and
his discourses always ellcted the wrapt
attention of his hearers. He was a
farmer's son and worked on the farm
before he entered college. He also found
it necessary to work one year after he
entered college to pay his way through.
He was determined to obtain a good
education and made many sacrifices
to do so. He was given the degree of
D. D. by Madison university in 1854.
When he first preached in the First
Baptist church the church was the
building which afterwards became the
New Haven opera house.
Dr. Phelps while aware that his ill
ness was to be his last, never inquired
the cause of his sickness. He said he
had lived a very happy life, and he had
no fear or worry about the future. He
was attended by Dr. Walter Judson,
and hie neighbor, Dr. Francis Bacon,
was called in in consultation.
He leaves a wife and three sons, Rev.
Dryden. Wj Phelps, pastor of the First
Baptist chinch of Old Mystic; Rev. Ar
thur S. Phelps, pastor of the Baptist
church at Fort Collins, Col., and Wil
liam Lyon Phelps, instructor in Eng
lish literature at Yale college. He also
leaves one sister, Mrs. Emily Rock
wood of Milwaukee, who Is over eighty
years of age.
The funeral will take place at the Cal
vary Baptist church, of which he was
a member, at 2:30, and the interment
will take place In the Grove street cem
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
II IS EI.OQUEXT ADDRESS AT UNITED
CUUJICII VAST EVEXlG.
Started In Life a Slave Boy educated in the
Industrial School at Hampton, Va. Pur
pose of the TUHkegce kohool 'tenches
That LaborU Not Degrading Mr. Wash
liitou'i Vlowa on thu lleceut South Caro
lina Measure! Disadvantage and Ad
vantage Keoolved Ft'oui Mavery.
Not for many years has so large a
congregation assembled In United
church as was present last evening to
hear Booker T. Washington, principal
of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial
Institute of Tuskegee, Ala., speak.
Mr. Washington is the gentleman
whose address on the negro question at
the Atlanta exposition attracted such
widespread Interest and admiration not
long ago. The church last evening was
literally packed. Every available seat
in the house was filled and also the
available standing room, 1,500 is a con
servative estimate of the .number pres
ent. Mr. Washington spoke substan
tially as follows:
"I was borni a slave on a plantation
in Virginia in 1857 or 1S58, I think. My
first memory of life Is that of a one-
room log cabin with a dirt floor and
a hole in the center that served as a
winter home for sweet potatoes and
wrapped in a few rags on this dirt
floor I spent my nights and clad in a
single garment about the plantation I
spent my days.
"The morning of freedom came and
though a child I recall vividly my ap
pearance with that of forty or fifty
slaves before the veranda of the 'Big
House' to hear read the documents that
made us man instead of property. With
the long prayed for freedom in actual
possession, each started out into the
world to find new friends and new
homes. My mother decided to locate
In West Virginia and after many days
and nights of weary travel we found
ourselves among the salt furnaces amd
coal mines of West Virginia. Soon af
ter reaching West Virginia I begun
work In the coal mines for the sup
port of my mother. While doing this
I heard In some way, I do not remem
ber now, of General Armstrong's school
at Hampton, Virginia. I heard at the
same time, Which Impressed me most
that it was a school where a poor boy
could work for his education, so far as
his board was concerned.
A3 soon as I heard of Hampton I
made up my mind that in some way I
was going to find m way to that in
stitution. I began at once to save every
nickel I could get hold of. At length
with my own savings and a little help
from my brother and mother I started
foir Hampton, althounh at that time
I hardly knew where Hampton was or
'how much it would cost to reach the
school. After walking a portion of the
distance, traveling In a stage coach and
cars the remainder of the journey I at
length found myself in the city of Rich
mond, Va. I also found myself without
money, friends or a place to stay all
night. The last cent of my money had
been expended. After walking about
the city till near midnight and had
grown almost discouraged and quite
exhausted, I crawled under a sidewalk
and slept that night. The next morn
ing as good fortune would have it I
found myself very near a ship that
was unloading pig iron. I applied to
the captain for work and he gave it
and I worked on this ship by day and
slept under the sidewalk by night till
I had earned money enough to continue
my way to Hampton, where I soon ar
rived with a surplus of fifty cents in
my pocket. I at once found General
Armstrong and told hlrn what I had
come for and what my condition was.
In his great hearty way he said that
if I was worth anything he would give
me a chance to wcark my way through
At Hamptom I found buildings. In
structors, industries provided by the
generous. In other words the chance
for me to work for my education, while
at Hampton I resolved If God permitted:
me to finish the course of study I would
enter the far south, the Black belt of
the Gulf states and give my life in pro
viding as best I could the same kind of
chance for self help for the youth of
my race that I found ready for me when
I went to Hampton and so in 1881 1 left
Hampton and started the Tuskegee
Normal and Industrial Institute in a
small church and shanty with one
teacher and thirty students. Since then
the institution at Tuskegee has grad
ually growni till we have connected
with the institution sixty-nine instruc
tors amd eight hundred young men and
women, representing nineteen states,
and if I add the families of our instruc
tors we have on our grounds constantly
a population of about one thousand
souls. These students are about equally
divided between the sexes and their
average age is elghteem and one-half
"In planning the course of training
at Tuskegee we have steadily tried to
keep in view our condition and our
needs rather than pattern our course
of study directly after that of a people
whose opportunities of civilization have
been far different and far superior to
"The great need at present is to reach
and stimulate the masses and universal
Industrialism needs to be emphasized
rather than individual scholasticism."
At Tuskegee our course of study cor
responds much to high school course ir
the north, leaving out all work in for
eign languages and putting in more in
the physical sciences, with special at
tention to the art of teaching. While
the institution is thoroughly Christian
we recognize no denominations, but try
to emphasize in, every way possible
that religion Is something to be used
in jpne's daily life.
A three story brick building is mow
going up; the bricks of these biuldings
are manufactured at our brickyard by.
students, where we have made a million,
and a half brick this season. The
brlckmasonry, plastering, sawing of
lumber, carpenters' work, painting, tin
smithing, In fact everything connected
with the erection of this building Is
done by students. In. the end we have
the building for permanent use, and
the students have the knowledge of the
trades entering into the erection of such
a building. "While the young men do
this the girls, to a large extent make,
mend and laundry their clothing, and
in that way are taught these indus
tries. Aside from the advantages mention
ed, the industrial training gives to our
students respect and love for labor,
helps th:m to get rid of the Idea so
long prevalent in, the south, that labor
with the hand is rather degrading, and
this feeling as' to labor being degrading
is not, I might add, altogether original
with the black men of the south.
All will, I thnk, agree, that one of
the results of education Is to increase
an, Individual's wan.
Now I claim that any training that
increases the Individual's wants, es
pecially as that training is applied to
a people whose condition is- that of the
masses of the negroes in the black belt
of the south, any education, that In
creases want without increasing abili
ty to supply those increased wants is
rather a mistake, and wherever it Is
done, whether among black or white
people, you will find unhapplness, un
rest, or too often, dishonesty. As we
watch from year to year the work of
young men and women who go out from
these Institutions with not only train
ed heads but hands as well, we find
that so far from becoming drones In
society they are happy, strong, pro
gressive leaders In the literary, relig
ious and Industrial world, who soon en
hance many per cent, the productive
value of their community.
The greatest Unjury that slavery did
my people was to deprive them of that
executive power, that sense of self- de
pendence which are the glory and the
distinction of the Anglo-Saxon race.
For 250 years we were taught to d-ppend
on some one else for food, clothing, shel
ter and for every move in life, and you
cannot expect what was 250 years get
ting Into a race to be gotten out in
twenty-five or thirty years, unless we
at best put into their midst Christian
In our attempt to elevate the south
one other thing must be borne In miind.
I do not know how you find it here, but
in Alabama we find it a pretty hard
thing to make a good Christian of a
One of the saddest things I ever saw
was a black boy sitting down in a one
room log cabin with practically no fur
niture, in the midst of poverty and dirt,
studying a French grammar. It lis a
pretty hard thing for a man to read his
Bible and live honestly out of sight of
his neighbors when he is half naked
and the rain falls through the roof of
his cabin and the wind blows through
the floor and he is hungry and cold at
the same time.
We are determined not to let our dis
advantages stand in the way of our
seizing every possible opportunity.
There is a custom that prevents a black
man in some parts of our country from
sleeping in a hotel or eating in a. res
taurant, or riding In a first-class car
the average black man has the oppor
tunity only to be denied this privilege
about twice a year, but thank God
there Is no law or custom that prevents
his building and occupying the most
convenient, comfortable and attractive
residence and sleeping In the most lux
urious bed and dining at the best-kept
table in his country for 365 days in
every year. There is a custom that pre
vents the black man from having the
privilege of being invited once or twice
a year to sit on the jury in a hot, llly
ventllated court room, ibut there Is no
custom, thank God, that prevents the
black man from having the best straw
berry farm, the best Jersey cow farm,
of producing the best milk and butter
to be gotten in his county, and every
man that does sit on the jury will soon
er or later buy this milk and butter
The man that has the property, the In
telligence, the char'ity, is the one that
is going to have the largest share in
controlling the government, whether he
is white or black.
The negro can afford to be wronged
in this country; the white man cannot
afford to wrong him. In the south you
can help us prepare the strong Chris
tian unselfish leaders, that shall go
among the masses of our people and
show them how to take advantage of
the magnificent opportunities that sur
ound them. In New England and the
north you can encourage that education
among the masses that shall result in
throwing wide open the doors of your
offices, stores, shops and factories in a
way that shall give our -black men and
women the same opportunity to earn a
dollar that they now have to spend it in
your hotels and theaters. Let it be said
of all parts of our country that there is
no distinction of race or color In the
opportunity to earn an honest living.
Throw wide open the doors of industry,
We are a humble, patient people; w;
can afford to work and wait. There is
plenty of room at the top. The work
ers up :in the atmosphere of goodness,
love, patience, forebearance. forgiveness
I and industry are not too many or over-
crowded. If others would be little,
can be great; If others bad, we can b-5
good; if others try to push us down, we
can help push them up.
Men ask me if measures like those be
ing enacted in South Carolina do not
hurt and discourage. I answer. Nay,
nay. South Carolina nor no other state
can make a law to harm the black man
who does not harm the white man in a
greater measure. Men may make laws
to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men
cannot make laws that will bind or re
tard the growth of manhood.
If ever there has been, a people that
have obeyed the scriptural injunction,
"if they smite thee on the cheek turn
the other also," that people has been
the American negro. To right his
wrongs the Russian appeals to dyna.
mite, Americans to rebellion, the Irish,-
men to agitation, the Indian to his tom
ahawk, but the negro, the most patient,
the most unresentful and law abiding,
depends for the righting of his wrongs
upon hii songs.hls groans, his midnight
prayers and his inherent faith in the
Justice of his cause, and if we may
judge the future by the past who may
say that the negro is mot right. We
went into slavery a pieoe of property,
we came out American citizens. We
went into slavery pagans, we came out
Christians. We went into slavery with
out a language, we came out speaking
the proud Anglo-Saxon tongue. W
went Into slavery with tha slave chains
clanking about his wrists, we came out
with the American ballot in our hands.
Progress, progress Is the law of nature,
under God it shall 'be our eternal guid
At the conclusion, of the address Dr.
Munger complimented Mr. Washington
highly on his address, and said, rarely
had he listened to- an address combin
ing so much eloquence and common
A collection for the benefit of the
Tuskegee institution was taken up and
netted about $200.
During the evening, just before and
after the address, a quartet of colored
boys from Tuskegee school under the
leadership of Prof. Harris, teacher of
music in the school, sang several se
lections, mostly negro melodies of the
i COMIXU WEDDING.
In Which Many New Haven People Are
A New York paper says of a coming
wedding, to-morrow evening, the bride
elect being a grand-daughter of our
old and much esteemed townsmen,
Major B. F. Mansfield, ex-town agent
of New Haven and her parents former
residents of this city:
A large wedding, to be celebrated in
'Harlem ow Tuesday evening, November
26, will be that of Miss May Mansfield
Doty, daughter cut Mr. and Mrs. Charles
E. Doty of No. 16 West One Hundred
and Twenty-eighth street, andi Dr.
Frank BelknapvLong, which will take
place at half-past eight o'clock in the
Mount Morris Baptist church, Fifth
avenue and One Hundred and Twenty-
seventh street. The ceremony will be
performed by the Rev. Dr. William E.
Bitting, the pastor of the dhunch, and
the reception, from nine until half-past
ten o'clock, will be held at the home
of the bride's parents. Miss Doty will
wear a gown of white satin, flounced
with point lace, and a veil of tulle. Her
sister, Miss Cassie Doty, will be the
maid of honor. She will be attired in
a gowin of white brocaded satin, trim
med with lace. The bridesmaids will
be another sister, Miss Helem E. Doty,
Miss Madelaine Doty, Miss Henrietta
Mansfield of New Haven; Miss Florence
Hills. Miss Bessie Walker and Miss
Emma Thacker. Three of these young
women will wear costumes of yellow
satin and White chiffon, and the others
gowns of saffron colored satin and white
chiffon. They will wear large tulle
hats, to correspond with the color of
their gowns, .trimmed with white os
trich feathers. Raymond; Long and
Horton Flint Long will be the little
pages. They will wear court suits, of
white satin and lace. Eugene Cockran
of Washington, D. C, will attend Mr.
Long as best man, and Mr. Frederick
Sills, Mr. William Hills, jr.; Mr. Ed-
Edward Brevoort, Mr. William Christo
pher, Mr. John Brevoort and Mr.
Charles White will serve as ushers.
Miss Doty has presented her- attend
ants with handsome pearl pendants,
and Dr. Long has given his best man
and ushers diamond scarfplns. The
two little pages have received diamond
rings as souvenirs of the occasion.
Rehearsal To-nlcht -iti-lnirent Rule! of
the Gounod Society.
The last regular rehearsal of the Gou
nod society, to which the public will be
admitted, will be held at 7:45 to-night
at Harmonie hall.
This is a very important rehearsal, as
several of the great choruses In "The
Redemption" will be thoroughly analyz
ed by Mr. Agramonte.
Members are warned that any unex-
cused absence from hese final rehearsals
may debar them from participating in
the concert. The rules of the society
are necessarily very strict on this point.
TO WORK ON ELECTION DAT.
A THa License Society Formed Yesterday,
In response to a letter sent out by
the Y. P. S. C. E. to the temperance so
cieties and Epworth leagues in this
city, a meeting was held in the First
Baptist church yesterday afternoon,
A society was formed which will be
known as "The No License Soerlety of
New Haven." The object of the society
is to spread the cause of temperance.
The following were elected officers
President, S. C. Whitney; secretary, J,
F. Sheppard; treasurer, D. B. Tucker
advisory board, President, P. N. Welch,
E. P. Benedict, F. W. Pardee, John T.
Manson, C. E. Hart, J. Y. McDermott,
Ell Manchester. A committee of one
will be appointed to be at each ward
on election day, and also six at large.
GREAT WORK DOS-IS.
Record Made In a 'typesetting Matoh in
Chicago, Nov. 24. In the type-setting
match here to-day between George W,
Greem of Bostorn and, Eugene W. Tay
lor of Denver, in which Linotype ma
chines ,were used, Green set 78,700 ems
of matter in seven hours and Taylor
put up 78,027 ems in the same time.
When all corrections were made and
the imperfect lines were thrown out the
the score stood: G,reen 70,700; Taylor
The match was brought about by a
challenge from Green to set type with
anybody for $500 a side. At 6 o'clock
this evening a telegram was received
from Lee Reilly, now work In Boston,
offering to contest with the winner for
any amount of money. Green will leave
at once for Boston to. make a match
with the challenger.
THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES
DELEGATES SELECTED IN THIS
SEVERAL WARDS OF THE CITY.
Several Cauatuel Were Held Yesterday
Who the Delegate Will Favor for tha
Commluionei'ihipi and Town Agent
Latejt Political Goialp To-niglit'i He
The democrats of the several wards
of the city were kept busy yesterday
and Saturday attending caucuses and
making up tickets for the approaching
city and town election. Caucuses 4iav
now been held in all the wards of tha
city and the delegations to the city
and town conventions selected. Tha "
city delegations from the First and
Second wards are said to be divided
between Weil and McDonald for the fira
commission, but to favoi Ollhuly for the
police commlssioni, States for the board
of public works and Reynolds for town"
The delegations from the Third ward
are said to favor Gilhuly, States, Well
and Reynolds, from the Fourth Well,
Clancey and States, with the town dele
gation1 divided between Farren and
Reynolds. The town delegation from
the Eighth ward is said to be un
pledged, while the city delegation faV ,
vors Gilhuly, Weil awd States.
In the Seventh and Ninth wards
things are all tangled tip and the dem-i
ocrats do not know "where they are
at." The Eleventh ward delegations ara
for Gilhuly, McDonald, States and Far
reft, those of the Twelfth divided bev
tween Gilhuly and Clancey, but solid
for McDonald and States, the Thir
teenth ward is unpledged, the Four
teenth will support Farren for town
agent affld the Fifteenth is divided be
tween Farren and Reynolds, with tha
former in the lead.
FIRST WARD CAUCUS.
The First ward democrats held 81 ,.
caucus in the Hoadley building yester
day, at which W. J. Mills was chairman
and E. J. Maher secretary. The fol-'.
(lowing delegates were chosen: Town
W. J. Mills, Albert Wldman, F. H.
Kelly; alternate, C. P. Karr. City
Patrick H. Tierney, August Relsinger,
A. F. Maher and alternate, J. H. Kelly.
Board of relief F. Hunie, A. P. StJ
Clair, John J. Kilduff and alternate,
Frank C. Miles. James E. Kel)her waaf
chosen for town committeeman.
SEVENTH WlAiRD DEMOCRATS.
The Seventh ward democrats also held
a caucus last night,- which was any
thing ( but harmonious. Lawrenca
O'Brien ca'lleA the meeting to order andi
W. J. Cronan was chosen chairman and
Matthew Leahy secretary. On motion
of W. J. Beegan a committee composed ,
of the chairman, secretary, M. J. Bee
gan, P. Hlggins and L. .O'Brien was
appointed to select a nominating com
mittee of twenty-two members to nomi
nate delegates to the city, town and
board of relief conventions and also;
candidates for aldermen and councils
TENTH WARD CAUCUS. .
The democrats of the Tenth ward'
held a meeting Saturday might andi
nominated the following ticket for tha
primaries to be held this evening. Dele
gates to city convention H. C. Sea-
brook, D. J. Crowley, C. H.-Fowler; al
ternate at large, T. F. Gorman. Dele
gates to town convention H. S. Cooper,,
T. F. McGuinness, P. Pond.' 2d; alter
nate at large, John, Garrity. Delegateaf
to board of relief convention, F. G.
Crabb, M. F. MdMahon, J. Goebel and
alternate at large, P. Terhune. Ward
nominating committee, E. E. Bradley,
J. F. Brannlgan, S. D. Fairchlld, J. F
Donovan, J. P. Augur, T J. Williams,
J. M. Lines, W. S. Nevlns, J. W. Pond;
E. P. Arvime, C. T. Pennell, J. Haffey,
jr. Town committeeman J. P. Hunie.
Boxtender T. F. McGuinness, and
checker, H. S. Cooper. The city dele
gation is said to be divided between
Clancy and Gilhuly for the police com
mission, Weil and McDonald for fira
commission and to favor States for tha
board of public works. The town dele
gation la said to be unpledged, but will
probably favor Reynolds for town
The republican town convention-will
be held in Veru hall this evening at
8 o'clock for the purpose of nominat
ing candidates for selectmen, town
clerk, collector of town taxes, town
treasurer, registrars of births, mar
riages and deaths, auditor, registrar oil
voters, board of relief, grand jurors
Townlght the democrats hold thelB
ward primaries at the following places i
First ward At Turn haul, 139 Court
Second ward1 At city supply house.
corner Oak anX Spruce streets.-
Third ward-' AtMitcheirsbarbershop,
221 Congress avenue.
Fourth ward At corner Liberty and!
Fifth ward At 245 Wooster street.
Sixth ward At 78 Greene street.
Seventh! ward At 197 Hamilton!
Eighth ward 922 State street. ,
Ninth ward At 157 Ashmun .street
Dunn's barber shop.
Tenth ward At 298 Elm street.
Eleventh ward At 100 Ferry street.
Twelfth ward At corner Monroe andS
Thirteenth ward At Masonic hall
Fourteenth ward At Engine house.
Fifteenth ward At Thorpe's grocery;
store, 38 Townsend avenue.
Itev. Mr. Park Dead.
Pittsfleld,Mass.,Nov. 25. Rev. Charlea
W. Park, aged about fifty, pastor of thej
Unitarian church, of this city, died
early this morning of consumption. Ha
had been in Pittsfleld about six months,
coming here from Birmingham, Conn.,
where he had been a Congregational
minister for ten years. He graduateil
from Amherst in 1867 and had been 4
missionary; in India. :