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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 18.
CHICAGO HAS A BIG l'AMC oiAsr &AH.VHE ow juoobk niton, ' Jlf I'll a lit UHKAV STOCK VEAL. They Go to the Wall for Seven Millions Chtcugo Close! Its Stouk Exchange The Dlitmomt Miitoh Company and t lie l'ls cult Couipuuy Vropertles All ltlght The Moores' Towering Ambition A Iilg Tumble. N New York, Aug. 4. The announce ment that the Chicago stock exchange had been closed In consequence of the failure of Moore Brothers, of the Dia mond Match Trust and New York Bis cuit company, had a very demoraliz ing effect on the New York stock ex- change this morning. The news came like a thunderbolt from a clear 'sky. An unusually large attendance of brokers was present at the opening, and Just as soon as the gong sounded the bears made a vigor ous attack on the whole list. In the first five minutes of business upward of 25,000 shares of stock chang ed hands. Brokers who had "stop" orders proceeded to execute them with out delay, and the result was a sharp break In prices all along the line. After the first ten minutes or so the heavy decline showed such Inviting profits to the bears that a movement to cover started, and prices quicmy ral lied to 2 per cent. Advices from London reported de pression In the market there In conse quence of the failure of Moore Broth ers. Diamond Match, which closed at 224 last night, was offered at 175. The effect upon the New York stock market was not so severely felt this morning as It would have been were the Match Trust and the Biscuit com pany's stocks dealt in on the New York exchange. The stock is a Chicago spe cialty. H. Ii. Horton & Co. say: "The stock had been bulled to a high point, and when the present financial depression began, those who had invested were unable to put up the necessary mar gin. "There is no doubt that the stock is Intrinsically, valuable, and that the Continental Match company, of which Mr. Gould is president, has little or nothing to do with the cause of the Diamond Match company's failure. "The result of. the Diamond Match speculation has led to the closing of the Chicago exchange." A Chicago dispatch says: "Various -bankers who have loans on Match and Biscuit and other local stocks express ed entire willingness and determina tion not to call loans or ask for fur ther margin if the exchange were closed, and it was deemed the safest course to pursue. ' , "The Diamond Match company had completed contracts with the French , government under which it enjoyed royalties of $100,000 a year, and it was negotiating with the English govern ment for similar privileges. patents to produce matches cheaper , than they could "be turned out any where else, and it was these negotia tions which led to the bulling of the stock 'by the Moores and others. The capital of the company was held in New. York, New England and the west." 'inn iiannnnn niarnn nnmnanw it- 'j u Incorporated under the laws of Illinois and bought out the old Diamond Match company of Connecticut. The factory properties owned by the company are located as follows: Bos ton, Mass.; Westville, Conn.; Wilming ton, Del.; St. Louis, Mo.; Detroit, Mich.; Barberton.O. : , It also owns store properties at Bal timore, Md., and Philadelphia, Pa., and two large saw mills at Ontonagon, I Mich., with-130,000,000 feet of logs and a large quantity of pine stumpage, which is tributary thereto. The patents covering the machinery employed by the company in the man. ufacture of its products are owned by the company. The real estate, factories, machinery, tools, teams, furniture, fixtures, etc., of the company are put at $7,218,648 in the company's last annual report; value of matches on hand, $584,553; of lumber, $1,275,493; pine stumpage, $396, 472; logs, $1,308,332; miscellaneous mer chandize and raw materials, $205,332; accounts receivable, $781,054; bills re ceivable, $74,192; cash; $317,848. Total, $12,162,958. Liabilities, $12,162,958, which includes $11,000,000 capital stock. The directors elected on February 5, 1896, were O. C. Barber, William H. Moore, J. K. Robinson, James Hopkins and George T. Smith. , The officers are: O. C. Barber, pres ident; William H. Moore, vice presi dent; J. H. Moore, second vice presi dent; J. K. Robinson, treasurer; H. C. Cranz, secretary. . The main office is at 604 Pullman building, Chicago, 111. The New York office is at 88 Hudson street. The New York Biscuit company leases and owns property in New York city,. Chicago, Cambridgeport, . Mass.; Des Moines, la.; Denver, Col., and other cities.' "The Diamond Match Co. collapse is a matter that Wall street is not connect ed with," said Mr. Henry Clews this morning. "The entire business of the Chicago stock exchange is purely of a local character. "New York has no Interest whatever, bo Wall street ought not to be much affected, if any, by the Diamond Match difficulties or anything that happens in the Chicago market" William H. Moore, president of the New York Biscuit Co., gave out the fol lowing statement: "The failure of Moore Bros, will In no manner affect the business of the New York Biscuit company. The fact that Mr. William H. Moore of Moore Bros., is president of this company. Is no reason why we should be affected In the least. We have heard of the failure and that is about all. The Btock of this company is well protected. It is very likely that when full information is re ceived from Chicago it will be found that the affairs of the Moore Bros, will be settled within a very short time. Whether they are or not. business here go on Just the same as If the Moore Bros, were perfectly solvent. HOW THE MOORE BROS.' HUGE FAILURE CAME ABOUT. Chicago, Aug. 4. The speculative deal in Diamond Match and New York Bis cuit stock has come to an end. The Moore Brothers have failed. The greatest speculation ever lmuwu in Chicago has culminated in the fail ure of the people who were behind the deal. It is believed the llabllties will reach nearly $0,000,000. The adjournment of the stock ex change at 10 a. m. to-day for an Indefi nite period wbb decided upon at a meet ing held last evening at which wera present the members of the stock ex change governing committee and a number of prominent capitalists. This meeting was assembled Inform ally after the i announcement, which was made latt in the afternoon by James H. Moore, that margin calls no longer could be met. The announcement was made to a few of the men most heavily interested and It was thought best to call a meet ing to discuss the situation. Those who assembled discussed the best means of restoring confidencs after the shock which Svould be given to speculative circles by the announce ment of the failure. It was the general opinion that It would be the wisest possible move to close the stock exchange for a period. The points were made that nearly ti e entire business of the stock exchange for weeks have been In Diamond Match and New York Biscuit; that the closirg of the exchange would Interfere only In the slightest degree with general fi nancial affairs, and that' the present was a particular opportune time, ow ing to the fact that the settlements In the July acount had just been complet ed and there had been as yet compar atively little trading on the August ac counts. So far as the banks are concerned they are Indifferent as to whether the exchange should be closed or not. The stocks held by them are margined to a point which leaves them secure n any event. The speculative deal, of which the failure is the culmination, Is by all odds the most important In the history of the Chicago stock exchange affairs. It began early in this year. The stock of the Diamond Match com. pany had been selling all along at 130 for quite a time, and there had been special activity in the market. Just prior to the Venezuelan Incident the tip had gone out In inside circles that there were to be some Important Euro pean developments In connection with Diamond Match affairs, and the buy ing of the stock began by strong peo ple. The Venezuelan panic interfered with the speculation, and the stock dropped during the general decline at that time to 115. From then the rise started which Is the most remarkable In the history of the exchange. A strong group of speculators, head ed by James H. Moore and William H. Moore, began buying the stock. It moved up with scarcely a halt. The bears dccasipnally endeavored to inter fere with the rise, but they each time found that there were both speculative genius and financial strength behind the market, which was unlike anything they had ever encountered In local speculative affairs. ',' : , The rise went on for a considerable time before the general public had any intimation of what was really behind the advance. In time came the an nouncement that the Diamond Match company had closed a contract with the French government under which the patents and the machines controll ed by the Match company -were to be told to the French government for a royalty of $100,000 a year. PresidentBarker and Director George D. Smith were in Europe carrying on the negotiations. A ' Following the announcement of the closing of the French contract the stock advanced with great rapidity. In the earlvw speculation the bulls had named 200 as an extreme figure, but as the prospects of further profitable ar rangements in Europe appeared, much higher prices w-ere predicted. Negotiations were opened for the for mation of a new company in England which would unite with Bryant & May, the largest match producers in Great Britain, and would give to the English field the advantage of the labor-saving American machinery. A factory was equipped in Liverpool, which was owned by the Diamond Match company and which served as an object lesson to European manu facturers, showing them the great ad vantage of the improved machinery over their methods of manufacturing. Negotiations were also opened in Austria for the formation of a compa ny which should combine all the man ufacturing Interests there. Other com panies weryto be organized in Belgium and Italy, The head and front of the speculative movement were the' Moore Brothers, but they were ably seconded by the most prominent local and eastern spec ulators and kept in absolute control of the situation. The stock sold up as higH as 248. The Moores went through the break which followed without the slightest difficul ty, and it was generally believed that they had been glad to see the decline, so that more stock might be accumu lated. From 200 the advance began again, but it had hardly the snap that had characterized the first riRe. -There was no question about the implicit faith of the people who had the closest information regarding the company's prospects. They were steady buyers. When the decline in stock markets gen erally came, following the democratic convention, the stock wras selling at about 224. The values of other securities tum bled day after day, but Match was held steady, without so much as a fraction al decline. The Moores bought the stock with a confidence that Inspired confidence in others. The people who had most informa tion about the company's prospects seemed to feel absolutely certain of the value of the security, and prices were held through all the sharp fluctuations in other stocks fluctuations which car ried West Chicago to the lowest point in its history and marked startling de clines in all other securities. It was believed that a heavy short interest had been created by bears who did not think quotations could be held In the face of the decline in the general market. Apparently the hopes of the bulls rested on the size of that short interest. When the July account came to be closed the carrying charges for turning stocks into the August account were very large, so large that faith was shaken in the existence of an extensive short interest. The great part of the capital with which the deal had been t arried on had been raised in New York and New England. Local bank ing institutions are only moderately in terested in the affair. Difficultx iv as experienced,, owing to the general loss of confidence in re newing some of those eastern loans. Settlement day was successfully passed, however, and every one believ ed that in spite of the heavy carrying charges the bulls were still in control of the situation. The stock came out, however, In enor mous quantities. The Moores were almost alone In sup porting the market, but they stood un der It with remarkable courage. Yesterday the stock was held with hardly a waver at 222, but there was an outpouring of long stock which led the keen observers of the market to fear that the load might become too heavy and the events later In the afternoon proved that those fears were correct. The deal In Diamond Match was only part of this great speculative opera tion. The Moore Brothers had organ ized the New York Biscuit company several years ago, after the first great success of the Diamond Match com pany. The panic of 1893 had hit the Biscuit company severely, as it did all other Industries, and the stock was far below par. The success which was met with in speculative manipulation of Dia mond Match led to a desire to see what could be done with New York Biscuit, and that stock was taken several months ago and advanced from 70 to 108. From that it dropped back to 92, and for weeks was held close about that figure, In spite of the sharp de clines in other securities. NO SERIOUS EFFECT LOCALLY THE PROPERTIES ALL RIGHT. Both the Diamond Match company and New York Biscuit company have branches In New Haven, the former a factory in Westville that will soon be closed in part, the latter controlling the New Haven Baking company, at 11S-126 State street, where about thirty men ajre employed. Mr. Root of Klmberly, Root & Day said in an Interview that several hun dred thousand dollars' worth of the Match stock are held in this city. The Beechers of Westville are, of course, the largest owners of It here, but there are many small lots held and locked up here for the big dividends which the stock pays and will undoubtedly continue to pay. "The Beechers will not become fright ened by this failure, for it will not af fect the operations of the trust in any way, and if the smaller holders do not become scared by the falling prices they will find that their dividends are all right and that the security Is as good as It was last week." The New Haven Baking company was and Is a firmly founded and good paying concern, with a business of Its own that will insure its continuance, because Its customers must be sup plied. Even if the trust should hap pen to go under, the New Haven branch would continue to run. Many people thought that the faliure of Moore Brothers meant that the Dia mond Match company and the New York Biscuit company were both in financial straits, but the Chicago col lapse really means nothing of the kind. - , Captain Charles C. Smith, manager of the New Haven Baking company branch of the New York Biscuit com pany, said yesterday morning that he did not expect any trouble for the com panies. "I do not see," he said, "how this failure can hurt the companies In any way." Mr. C. P. Bolmer of Prince & Whlte ly said that their dispatches thoroughly corroborated the Idea that the Diamond Match property Is all right. The com pany had nothing to do with' the specu lation. It earned $1,800,000 last year on $11,000,000 capital stock, and has $5,000, 000 in quick assets. The speculation has been by the Moores and their friends. BULLETS FOR STRIKERS. Two Men Shot Into a House at Cleve land and Were Fired on by Soldiers. Cleveland, O., Aug. 4. Shooting by soldiers and rioters marked the opening of another day in the vicinity of the Brown Hoisting works. At 1:30 o'clock two men stopped In front of Mrs. Llnd's boarding house, a a few squares from the Brown Hoisting works, where a man named Gettner, who Is employed at the works, boards. The two men yelled for the "scab" to come out, and then they began to throw stones at the house. The noise attracted the attention of the militia, and a detachment of Co. I men were-ordered to the scene on the double quick. As the soldiers turned a neighboring corner the two men start ed to run. The lieutenant in charge shouted "Halt!" , The pursued men paid to attention to the order and the soldiers began firing at them. They returned the fire and for a few moments there was a lively fusilade. One of the men was heard to cry out. ..A-moment later, however, both had disappeared in the darkness. The af fair caused the utmost excitement in the neighborhood for a time. The bul lets struck several houses. Two went clean through the side of a grocery store. ' The soldiers and others believe the two men had planned to blow up Mrs. Lind's house. About 150 non-union men went to work at the Brown works this morning under guard of a large force of militia and police. An enormous crowd of strikers and their sympathizers were present, but no trouble occurred. ONE KILLED; EIGHT HURT. Fatal Collision of Passenger Trains on the Santa Fe. Topeka, Kan., Aug. 4. Santa Fe pas senger train No. 1, which was due in this city at 4:27 last evening, collided with eastbound local passenger train No. 18, near Dean Lake, Mo., shortly before noon yesterday. One person was killed and eight in jured. The dead: Fred Heady, Topeka, engineer of train No. 1. The injured: John McConnell, Bos worth, Mo., slightly; John W. Mudec, Rodgers, Kan., not serolusly; Mrs. Smith, Oklahoma, head badly injured; W. J. Morgan, Emporia, Kan., serious ly injured; Leads Budway, Wells-Far-go messenger, seriously; Curtis Barber, Pullman porter, Chicago, slightly; James Hickey, San Jose, Cal., fatally: John McCabe, news agent, Marcellne, slightly. Train No. 1 was ordered to wait at Dean Lake for the Kansas City local, but instead proceeded toward Bos worth. The collision occurred about half way between the two places. DECREASE OF PCNQ BIRDS. How they are Nettedand Snared In Connecticut. S. B. Keach In Country Gentleman says: I am loth to believe, but cannot doubt, that the number of our useful birds Is decreasing every year. The decrease Is especially apparent with such varieties as are, unfortunately for them, the possessors of showy and beautiful plumage, and with others that may be kept alive in captivity in cages. There was a time when or chards, fields and woods were populous In May with thrushes, orioles, blue birds, yellowbirds, finches, song spar rows, linnets and many other warblers. However humiliating the admission, it is doubtless a fact that In some parts of Connecticut parties are actively en gaged during the summer in the busi ness of catching linnets, yellowbirds and other warblers, and supply the bird fanciers of the metropolis. They use nets and blrd-llme. These flagrant violators of the law skulk In out-of-the-way places, and when they discov er that any one is watching them, dis appear in the nearest woods. It is very seldom, Indeed, that they are prosecu ted, for nobody cares to take the neces sary trouble to follow them up and se cure the evidence that is requisite. The harm these petty land pirates do Is not limited to the number of birds they catch and carry away. They car ry on their nefarious work with no re gard for the season, arid the young of many parent birds are left to starve in their nests. Yet worse than those who capture song birds alive for cages, are the brutes who ruthlessly slaughter richly plumaged birds whenever they can and whenever they dare. That hundreds and thousands of eggs and nestlings must perish in consequence is nothing to them. They will be paid for every murdered bird. This detestable work will be continued as long as fashion continues to demand dead birds as or naments, as If feminine beauty could be rendered more captivating thereby. For years eloquent and earnest writers have Implored and abjured the gentler sex to put a stop to the Infamous traffic in dead birds. But the marble heart of fashion Is Irresponsive. Honor and ad miration for the few women who will not wear bfrd-corpses In their head gear; but the many who do, forfeit their right to be honored or admired. Those who are engaged In this partic ular trade are ready with the assertion that most of the ornaments now used are not of real birds; but artificial sub stitutes. This Is doubtless the fact, but without explanation, a misleading one. The substitutes are sold at com paratively low prices, while for real dead birds, or any part of thei plu mage high prices are demanded and paid. The bitter truth Is that our song birds have been butchered until fashion's uncanny demand for them can no longer be fully supplied. The scarcity of birds is augmented by other causes. Boysp of both city and country, rifle their nsts and destroy them and their young. That their pa rents have never taught them better, and make no effort to restrain them from such acts of ; wanton cruelty, makes the matter all'the more discour aging. I have now in mind some boys not little fellows for whom ignorance might be a partial excuse but great hulking lads, almost men grown, who will shack along the cross-roads arid over the fields, shooting any innocent birds that trustingly come within range not for food or any other possible use, but only for the pleasure of killing the harmless creatures. Time has stern lessons yet to be learned by them. The father of one of the youthful bird-killers Just referred to keeps three dogs perhaps four; It would be char itable to say that these nondescript curs are only useless. They scurry ev erywhere, intruding their unwelcome presence upon premises to which the birds instinctively retreat for security. All living creatures are frightened by their yelping. They seek out the well concealed nests of ground birds and devour their contents. The stealthy house-cat is a deadly enemy of birds that build near houses for safety. The red squirrel destroys blrds'-nests and eggs In a most spiteful and malicious way. One of the worst charges against the crow is that he destroys the young of other birds at times. Many are inclined to believe that the death of numbers of birds may be at tributed to the excessive use of arsen ites in spraying during recent years. Whether or not this is the fact, there can be no doubt that the alarming in crease of insects, compelling the resort to poisons, is largely attributed to the lessened number of birds. Birds have natural enemies, from the destructive propensities of which they cannot be wholly protected. But by far their worst enemy is man, of whom they are friends and helpers. That It may be even worse in other countries is no excuse for ours., A recent number of the Fortnightly Review states that fifty thousand birds dally come into the London markets, whose poulterers sell them by the bushel. Beside those sold for table purposes, there are thousands killed for their feathers, their wings, when dyed so as to counterfeit tropical birds, being worn for ornaments. . Americans may cry shame to the English for permitting the destruction of a charming songster, Justly celebra ted by their poets. But as long as they make no atonement for the wholesome destruction of our own song-birds, and the almost complete extermination of some varieties, and make no worthy ef fort to effectually end the cruel and dastardly slaughter of birds, Ameri cans had best hold thelr-peace. PATRIOTIC TREE PLANTING. Connecticut to be Represented by a Beech Tree In California. Some months ago Mrs. Peter J. Hughes, wife of Magistrate Hughes of Philadelphia, made the suggestion that Sequoia chapter, Daughters of the Revolution, San Francisco, might plant thirteen trees in Golden Gate park to represent the thirteen original states. Each state to send a tree from some historic spot with small parcels of Rev olutionary earth from other localities, to be placed about the roots of the trees. The trees to be planted in a semi-circle or arch, with Pennsylva nia's tree for the Keystone;' Pennsyl vania's tree to come from the historic camp ground at Valley Forge. Mrs. Peter J. Hughes Is a member of Marlon chapter, D. A. R. of Lower Mer lon township. Montgomery county. Pa. Sequoia chapter has voted to adopt this suggestion provided the Daughters of the American Revolution in the thir teen original states co-operate. It is expected that the tree planting will take place October 19th, the anniversa- Beauty and Purity Found i" Cuticura CUTICURA realizes the greatest of human blessings, a skin without Blemish and a Body nourished with Pure Blood. Speedy CURS TREAthent for every form of Skin, Scalp, and Blood Disease, with loss of Hair. - Warm baths with CUTICURA SOAP, gentle applications of CUTICURA (ointment the great skin cure, and mild doses of CUTICURA RESOLVENT, the new blood purifier. Sold throughout the world. British depot : F. Newbert & Sons, 1, King Edward t., London. Potter Dituo AD Chemical Coiit-obatioh, Sole Proprietors, Boston, U. 8. A. - ry of the surrender o,f Cornwallis. Mrs. S. Isabelle Hubbard, first state regent of California, has been appoint ed by Sequoia chapter a committee of one to open correspondence with the original states. So far (August 1) ten states have responded favorably, with three yet to hear from. Massachusetts will send an elm tree from Concord Bridge, New York a tree from Saratoga battle-field, kind not yet specified. Pennsylvania, a tulip tree from the camp ground at Valley Forge. Valley Forge chapter, D. A. R., is ex pected to provide the tree. Mrs. Anna M. Holsteln is regent of Valley Forge chapter, also county regent of Mont gomery county, and regent of Valley Forge Centennial and Memorial associ ation. Washington's headquarters 1 Is the property of this association. The camp ground, of three hundred acres or more, is a public park.ana oeiongs io the state of Pennsylvania. Marion chapter, D. A. R., has already sent parcels of historic earth from nearly every Revolutionary locality in the neighborhood of Philadelphia. John McLaren, superintendent of Golden Gate park, has prepared a list of eastern trees eastern trees which flourish in California. Mrs. Hubbard hopes to receive trees as follows: New Hampshire, sugar maple. Massachusetts, elm. Rhode Island, plane tree (button wood.) Connecticut, beech. New York, white oak. New Jersey, linden (lime.) Pennsylvania, tulip tree (yellow pop lar, liriodendron.) Maryland, liquidamber. Virginia, chestnut. North Carolina, black walnut. South Carolina, magnolia. Georgia, catalpa. Any state may substitute one tree for another in the above list. -The tulip tree grows in all the original states. It is to be hoped that the tree plant ing will be a great success also, that the happy idea of Mrs. Hughes may prove another link to help bind togeth er the hearts of the easf-and the west. The annual meeting oi the Wood mont Improvement association was held at the Pembroke hotel, Saturday evening, with quite a large attendance. The following committee was chosen: Charles M. Smith, F. C. Cannon, Willis N. Buttricks, Professor Smith and Mr. Hart. Willis N. Buttricks was select ed chairman, Charles M. Smith, treas urer, and F. C. Cannon, clerk. The committee is the same as that of last year, with the exception of Mr. Hart, If the heads man's block of mediaeval times were in use to - day many a woman would go and lay her neaa UDon it. willingly giving up Her Hie for - the sake of hav- .,'ing relief from S the torturing pains of weak ness and disease peculiar to her sex. If women could only be made to understand that there is a positive, safe and speedy cure fonJl these ills the world would be infinitely Brighter than it is to-day. For thirty years Dr. X. V. Pierce, chief consulting phyaieiaa of the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, N. Y., has made a specialty of the diseases of women. He is a regularly graduated, experienced and successful physician and his "Favorite Prescription" has curei more women than all the doctors. The tory of the "Favorite Prescription" is totd it thousands of testimonials similar to the one aff. V. Severly, Esq., of Goliad, Goliad Co., Tex W wjttaft : " My wife suffered from cold tad ftUtlna spells, heaviness and soreness in the lower plT of the stomach, also heart trouble, loss of appe tite, tired feelings, rest broken could not sleep. I tried five doctors in one county and two in an other. None of them gave her relief. She suffered five vears. She was helpless could not walk from the bed to the fire-place. The last doctor pro nounced the complaint inflammation of the ute rus ; and after five visits claimed that it was a peculiar case, and said that if I desired, I could consult some other physician. So I wTote to Dr. R. V. Pierce, and after receiving an answer from Dr. Pierce I did as he directed. Mv wife used two bottles of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, one bottle of Dr. Pierce's Pellets, and used the local home-treatment he advised. Before my wife had used the first bottle of the md'r.8 she felt the good effect and -r-ri M bottle would be enouah. I iusisted on her using two bottles, and she did so. Now she is sound and well, kbA I can praise your medicine to the extreme." Biliousness is a sign of a serious condition of thediyrestiveorgans. It iseaused byconstipation, from which springs nine-tenths of all human ill nesses. Constipation can be permanently and positively cured by onlv one thing, and that is Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They assist Na ture. They are easy and pleasant in their ac tion. They cause no unpleasantness, no grip ing. You "do not become a slave to their use. One " Pellet " i gentle laxative, and two a mild cathartic. If the druggist tries to sell you something else, laSave his store and don't go there again be is not a safe man to trade with. who fills the vacancy made by the res ignation of Olln H. Clark. Mr. C. M. Upson and a party sailed to Charles Island, off Milford, Saturday morning, in Mr. Rose's naphtha launch. The island has recently changed hands, and has been divided into twenty building lots, with plans for a casino in the center. Already there is one very attractive dwelling In the course of erection. Colonel Lakin has had a pretty weather vane put up on Flagstaff rock. Mr. Harry Merwln did the perilous work. Colonel Laktri has now purchased two larger megaphones In order to communicate more easily with the Richard Peck,, as she goes homeward each night through the Sound. Mrs. Tracy B. Warren and three of her faily spent Sunday at Hotel San ford. Colonel Lakin has commenced to build a very substantial dock In front of his house. It Is of larg'e cobble stones, securely fastened with large quantities of cement. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Middlebrook 'and son Willie spent Sunday at the shore. Many from this place went to the fire of Mr. Clarke's barn near Indian River. Miss Margarette North, her brother, Master Burnham, and their father, Mr. George North, drove down from New Haven Sunday. The two former had a nice dip in the salt water. ' Many will be pained to learn that Mr. Fife is seriously ill at his home. Sun day a New Haven physician was called. Mrs. Mark Merwfn, who has been very ill for a week, had a very comfort able night last night. There is great hope of her recovery. Dr, Anderson preached to a crowded house Sunday. Every one is always glad to hear this popular and scholarly divine. A. O. H. WOMEN. State Officials Will Meet to. Consider : i Matter. .;' The state officers of the Ancient Or der of Hibernians will meet shortly un der the call of State President John P. Murphy, of Norwich, to arrange for the organization of the Women's Auxilia ries of the order. The last national convention of the order held In Detroit provided for the formation of a nation al body of these societies. As it is now the women go along alone quite inde pendent, of the regular body so far as any rules of the order are concerned and yet having full sympathy with the A. O. H. divisions, to which may belong their husbands, fathers or sons. The plan is now to bring these auxiliaries Into closer affiliation with the parent lodge. There are seven divisions of women In Connecticut and the membership numbers something like seven hundred. There are two divisions in Hartford, two in Waterbury and one each in Naugatuck, ThomBonville and South Manchester. New Haven has no such society, but earnest effort is being made here, and there is not much doubt but that before next fall a promising woman's auxiliary division will have been started in the Elm City. The question of the organization of the auxiliaries will be the chief busi ness to be done by the officers of the state section of the order. The officers will provide for a woman's convention to be held sometime in the fall, at which a permanent auxiliary organiza tion will be formed with the election of a state president, one president, treas urer, secretary, etc. The convention will most likely be held in Hartford, which is the most convenient point to the members of the society In the vari ous towns. It is hoped that the formal organization of the auxiliaries will re sult in strengthening the order. In New York there are eight thousand women enlisted in the cause. In other states particularly Massachusetts, the women are numerously organized. WEATHER FOR AUGUST. Horace Johnson, the Middle Haddam weather prophet, has some choice lots of weather on his counter. From the 3d of August to the 8th, a very trying heat will prevail and the atmosphere will be exceedingly close. From the 8th to the 10th there will take place an in termediate disturbance, not of ling du ration, but may be furious; look for a medley of hail, rain, thunder and light ning and all that is wrought Into a storm. Tobacco-growers are warned to look out. From the 13th to the 16th j there will be a disturbed condition of the atmosphere if not rain and what is worse, a very dense fog, something . that you can place the suction pipe into i and. throw a stream. urn m At the Lowest Prices in America IS WHAT WE ADVERTISE AND , SELL. Dull August Will Not " Dull in This Store. 6,000 YARDS Light Cambrics and Prints at 3cj yard. 1,000 YARDS Continental C, Cotton at 5o yard. 3,000 YARDS Organdies that were 15c, and French: Cloth Lawns that were 19c, all in! the latest patterns. Now lc yard. EOc to 62c . Dress Goods, the very choicest styles, all wool and silk and cooL Now 250 yard. i 62 to 75c - ''.: Fancy Silks, in as desirable colors ad can be found. Dull August brings the price to 39c yard. A LOT , ... . Of 36-inch Percales,! been selling hera at 10c, others asked 12c. Now 64(1 yard. MR. URAN, The upholstery man, says he'll glva you a bargain in Swiss, Ralnbowj Muslins, just the same as sold In town at 15c. Our price 10c yard. MR. RICHARDS, The Men's Furnishing man, was sur prised at the sales of Laundered Negligee Shirts on Saturday, tha kind we sold previously at $1.48, , Now, $1.00. Good assortment of sizes still left. MR. JENNINGS, The Notion man, says we sold mora Candy Saturday than any day since the store kept Candy. We keep tha best and sell the best at half-price. MR. DIXON, " . . . ... . : TheNLace man, says almost every customer that buys our Special Job of Laces at 5c thinks at first that the saleslady must be joking, rthey expect to pay three times the price."' MR. ELLISON, '; ' - ' The Cloak and Suil man, would like to have some of the customers come .; in the morning, the afternoon trade is phenomenal, and morning; buyers could get better attention. The reductiofa in prices here crowd the, department everyday. HAVE YOU SEEN The P. N. Summer Corsets vo ard selling at 50c, 76c, and $1.00 ? Don't pay to buy any other, as these fit! better, wear better, and give mora comfort. ' : . EWEN MclKTYRE & CO. 834 to 84Q Chapel Street. . E. MOSES & CO. Offer special bargains in every de partment. :4 At half price; Whlte,B!ack and Navyj 25c, 35o, 50c, 75c and 98c 25 flozen Lesliflra Hats, 35c, 50c and 75c. 5 Cases lite Bmiia Short Black Sailor hats at 45c each. 1,000 yards fancy ribbons, 25c pet yard; former price 75c a yard. i ' 150 Trlmmefl Hats, Of this week's production made oil choice material and tastefully trimmed at 1.50 each. Regular price, $3.25. Yachting, Golf, and Bicycle Caps, at low prices, in all the new styles, white and linen color. . MOSES & C0. 841-843 Chapel Streets. Kmdmtyn ClillliXliii