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Pages 9 to 12. NEW HAVEN CONN., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5,1900. LATEST FAIR HAVEN NEWS DEATH OF AX AO ED RESIDENT YUSTEltDAY. Austin Hull, Aged Ninety-one Years, Kxplres-Ice Dealer lligln Harvesting Comniunlon Services Held In Several Churches Death of a Soldier In the Philippines Several of the ice dealers will begin this morning to cut Ice, i if the weather is suitable. They will take advantage of every suitable day now to house a supply of ice, as it is getting late in the season. The Messrs. Konold of the Woodbridge Ice company win have about 150 men at work this week hous ing ice. Constable Sperryof East Ha ven is expecting to harvest about one hundred tons of ice, which he uses in his dairy business, and Representative Charles W. Granniss of Montowese will . put up a supply. The largedealers are hoping for this cold spell of weather to continue long enough for them to fill all their storehouses. ' Communion services were observed yesterday at several of the local church es. At noon three new members receiv ed the right hand of fellowship at the Grand avenue Baptist church. " . For several weeks past two teams of members of Hiram Camp division, S. of T., have been engaged in arranging en tertainments at tle meetings. In the contest junst ended the young ladies' team beat the young men's team, hav ing made the largest number of points. The men are now considering the plan of taking the ladies' team on a 'bus ride. One of the young men, residing in North Haven, has Invited the members to his home for a parlor dance and supper, but no decision is yet reached about accept- ing. Mrs. 'John L. Larkina of Montowese was recently severely burned, caused by her accidentally tripping and falling against a hot stove. In trying to aid and lightening her fall she allowed her arm to rest upon the stove and sustain . ed painful burns. She is getting along very well and no serious result is antic ipated. Alvin Ames, the oyster dealer, has returned from a business trip to Bos ton. Richard C. Lowe is building on Ferry street a two-family frame house to cost about $2,100. The schooner Electa Bailey is at H. H. Stevens' dock discharging . a cargo of ground oyster shells, which la sold to poultry dealers. ,The shells were loaded at Baltimore. I. T. Niles of Lenox street is confined - to his home by illness, the effects of a.h accident about two years ago. Four new members Were Initiated and there were thirteen applications receiv ed at the meeting of Fort Hale lodge, X. E. O. P., Friday evening. . , :. Michael J. Martin of 66 Ferry street has received tidings of the death of his cousin, John C. Feely, in the Philippine islands. . Feely formerly resided with Mr. Martin, but when in Jersey City on a visit last June he enlisted in Compa ny C, Eighteenth regiment, United States 'infantry, and was sent to Ma nila. In a combined army and navy at tack on the' Insurgents at the island of Romolou December 16 Feely was killed. The remains were brought to Hollo on the United States steamer Concord and buried, Mr. Martin is making arrange , ments to have the'" body brought here and - buried. Feely was twenty-four years of age. Austin Hull died yesterday at the ad vanced age of ninety-one years at the home 3f his daughter, Mrs. Henry Lines of 56 Atwater street, where he had made his home since the death of his wife, fourteen- years ago. His youngest daughter is Mrs. Newton Bartholomew of 570 Winthrop avenue. Andrew Hull, a son of the deceased, died November 19, 1879, at the age of forty-one years, and his eldest daughter, Mrs. William Walk er of Brooklyn, N. Y., died in Septem ber, 1892, at the age of fifty-four years. Mr. Hull was born in Clinton January 14, 1809. He married Lucy Ann Leete of Guilford, with horn he lived for fifty two years. She died February 18, 1886. He had thirteen grandchildren and four teen great-grandchildren. He built the house in which he died, where he re Bided forty years. He was remarkably well and strong for one of his age. His illness was of short duration, having been confined to his bed only eight days. He was taken with a chill and great loss of strength, heart action being very weak. He was a member of the Gravid avenue Congregational church for near ly forty years. Mr. Hull was highly re spected by all who knew him. The fu neral will be held from the Memorial chapel in the Fair Haven cemetery to morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. , MONSTER CAKE WALK. Arrangements have just been com pleted by the National Ethiopian Amusement company of Madison Square Garden, New York, to present their monster cake walk and jubilee at Music hall on Tuesday evening, Feb ruary 21. Several years ago walking became a fad in the amusement world and so firm a hold has it taken, that it is the most interesting and largely patronized form of amusement now extant. The big cake walk and jubilee which will be held here promises to be the largest af fair of the kind ever attempted in this city, and will be under the management of P. T. Powers, J. C. Kennedy and J. P. Eckhardt, names well and familiarly known as promoters of all the big ath letic, sporting and amusement events which have taken place in this country for the past ten years. This entertain ment is one of the iecognized yearly events of the metropolis and is patron izd by the elite, and will furnish a per formance which for diversity and nov elty surpasses anything ever attempt ed. It comprises the singing of negro ballads by a chorus of one hundred highly cultivated voices and the pro gramme will range from grand opera selections to the extremely popular ue git melody. FOR A MEMORIAL WINDOW. Entertainment at Warner Hall This Evening. This evening at Warner hall a very delightful entertainment will be given to raise the necessary funds to com plete the memorial window in new Plymouth church to the memory of the late Millie Thompson, only 'daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George , Thompson of Howe street. A programme of musical excellence, both musical and dramatic, will be presented. Miss Millie Thompson was an earnest and devoted member of the Grand ave nue Congregational church, and after wards of the College street church, now the ' congregation of the . Plymouth church, and these churches and all frlejids, without exception, have shown a most enthusiastic interest in having this memorial window ready for the new Plymouth church as soon as the church is completed. Quite an amount has been secured," but not sufficient for the purpose, so it is to be hoped that the object as well as the really merito rious entertainment at Warner hall this evening will be generously patron ized. The committee in charge of the enter tainment at Warner hall to-night has received still another offer of assist ance. W. E. Fenno, jr., has very kind ly tendered the use of his orchestra for tonight. Accordingly the committee decided to have this orchestra render a rather elaborate, programme for the half hour preceding the entertainment that is, beginning at 7:30 and playing until 8 o'clock. Several rehearsals were held last week of the little dramatic offering that will be represented. Judg ing from the smoothness of their re hearsals and the success attendant up on the first presentation of the piece in Fair Haven some time ago, to-night's entertainment will be worth seeing. Be sides this play a long programme of musical and literary numbers will be presented. A large number of tickets have, been sold already, but many good seats may be obtained at the door to night. " RELEASED FROM HJ.S CONTRACT. Superintendent Kendall Accepts a Flattering Offer From Indianapolis. C. N. Kendall, superintendent of the New Haven schools, has been released from his contract with the board of ed ucation to remain here as superintend ent for five years and will sever his connection with the public schools of this city on September 1 next. Mr. Kendall has been tendered the appoint ment of superintendent of schools of In dianapolis, Ind., and resigns his position here., to .accept that offer. . It had been known for about two weeks that he had been offered the position in Indlanapois, but he has refused to be interviewed concerning the matter. The committee on schools of the In' dianapolis board of education made the offer for that board and after receiving it Mr. Kendall went ' to Indianapolis and after looking over the situation he decided to accept it provided he could secure a release from his contract here. He laid the matter before the local board of education and the board at a meeting held Saturday afternoon voted to release him at the close of the school year, September 1 next. All the members of the board were present and considerable regret was expressed that Mr. Kendall should leave his position here, but they felt that they should not prevent him from accepting the flattering offer in Indianapolis by refusing to release him here. They therefore decided to release him from his contract after he had carried out his plans for the local schools for the pres ent year. The only condition attaching to the release is that the Indianapolis board shall formally elect him superin tendent at its next meeting, which oc curs early in April. .There is no doubt but that the board will ratify the ac tion of its committee. ' The superintendent of .schools in In dianapolis is also a member of the state board of education of Indiana. The salary of the position is $4,300 for the first year and $4,800 thereafter. Mr. Kendall's salary here is $3,800. DR. ROSSITER TO SPEAK. At the Annual Meeting of McAll Mis sion. All who have visited or read about France must have become interested in the McAll mission and the wonderful work it has accomplished by means of mission stations throughout the larger French cities and by. mission boats which travel up and down the numer ous large rivers and canals of France. This association has been fortunate enough to secure as its representative secretary, the Rev. Dr. S. B. Rossiter, long a successful pastor In New York city. A residence of Paris has brought to him an intimate knowledge and deep love of this mission. Members and friends of the association are to have the pleasure of listening to Dr. Ros siter at the annual meeting to be held at 3 p. m. to-day at the United church chapel on Temple. All are cordially in vited to attend this meeting and listen to Dr. Rossiter's enthusiastic words, t SUITS BROUGHT BY MR. JACOBS. Waterbury, Feb. 4. County Treasurer Hiram Jacobs entered suit against An thony Staczokas and W. D. Richardson, Bridget. Nolan. Michael Moynahan and Daniel and Michael McDonald to re cover $300 and costs each. These cases are the outcome of the revocation of the licenses of Staczokas, who kept a sa loon on Bank street, Brooklyn, Mrs. Nolan, who had a place at the corner of Pemberton and Ayers streets, and McDonald, who kept a saloon on Third street, for selling liquor on Slunday. The other parties mentioned were bondsmen for the dealers. Th3 proper ty of Moynahan and McDonald was at tached by Constable Gillette. HUMPHREY STREET CHURCH. The Ladles' Aid society of Humphrey street Congregational churehv has its monthly tea in the church parlor next Wednesday evening. GEN. HADLEY'S RESIGNATION cnuncn army ix mis city not AFFECTED. Major Stansnr Id to Carry on the Work as Formerly Organization In This lly Has Mot Keen Connected Willi the United States Church Army Since ' last September, The resignation of General Henry H. Hadley, as head of the United States Church army, will not have any effect upon the Church army in this city. A representative of Major Stansfield, who has charge of the work here, said last evening that it would not make the slightest change in the plans of the or ganization as the army In New Haven had for over a year been entirely sep arate from the one ruled by , General Hadley in New York. He added that the work here will go on the same as ever. General Hadley's resignation on Sat urday came somewhat as a surprise to those interested in his work. He was quite well known in this city, having organized the branch in Gregson alley, now carried on by Major Stansfield. The reason for his resignation is a financial one. In his. letter of resigna tion General Hadley says that in the last two years he had been in receipt of no salary and had turned into the treasury of the Church army of New York the sum of $4,898.33, and had sent to the other branches the sum of $1,500. He bore its financial burdens, and his self-appointed task of paymaster has left him with pressing obligations which he says he must pay. As far as the diocese of New York is concerned, the army is considered dead. It aroused from the first strong oppo sition from the conservative element in the Protestant Episcopal church, to which it was nominally attached. It was founded through the ambition of General Hadley, who believed that he could build up an organization on mili tary lines. He "thought that he could reach the masses and carry on effec tive work. He was assisted by the Rev. Dr. E. A. Bradley, now dead, and the Rev. Edward Walpole Warren, 'and the Rev. Dr. William M. Hughes. These clergymen believed with Gen eral Hadley that the Protestant Epis rnnnl church should be evaneellsttc in its methods. The soldiers of the army wore uniforms and carried flags. They preached in the streets and traveled about in gospel wagons. All this arous ed a storm of opposition in this city. The Episcopal church, organized by dioceses, was not pleased with the idea of having an organization which had a "national headquarters." The branches In Pittsburg, Bonton and New -Haven declared autonomy, and General Had ley was the general directing the de partment of the Atlantic and the Gulf. The branch in this city, located in Gregson alley, was started by General Hadley nearly three years ago. Major Stansfield was placed in charge over a year ago, and conducted the work in this city under General Hadley's di rection until last September, when as a result of differences the two discontin ued their relations. The army in this city was then entirely reorganized by Bishop Brewster, and by his direction Major Stansfield was again placed in Charge of the work. A training school was recently opened on George street under his direction. , 1'ICRSOXAl, MEXTIOX. F. W. Brewster of 28 Dickerman street, who. has been seriously ill for some time past with a complication of diseases, is ma improved. Vice President Barnett of the Con solidated railroad is making satlsfac tory progress toward recovery without showing any marked Improvement. The gain is steady and gradual and on the whole encouraging. Mayor, Driscoll and the members of the board of charities and corrections made a visit to Springslde- home Sat urday and inspected the institution. The officials were entertained at' dinner by Major Sucher. An especially pretty lunch was given on Thursday by Mrs. Victor Tyler for Miss Ewen and Miss Sargent, who are the guests of Mrs. Morris F. Tyler. The guests included the Misses Welch, Miss Hope Bennett, Miss Katherine Trow bridge and Miss May Bishop. T. F. O'Brien, whose home is on Salem street, this city, has been doing very well financially as general man ager of the mines owned by the Cop per King syndicate in Arizona. Mr. O'Brien is a brother of.Mrst Thomas Stftckpole of this city. He has been away four or five years.and during that time has learned a great deal about the copper mining business. Mij. O'Brien was on a viBit to relatives here the past week. , Rev'. M. J. O'Connor of St. Patrick's church has been appointed by Brshop Tierney to take charge of St. Mary's church in Centerville, during the ab sence in Europe of Rev. Father DirrH lard. Father O'Connor will no doubt be very successful in his new charge. Lieutenant C. A. L. Totten of Mil ford, formerly military instructor at Yale, while returning from a init to New Haven Friday evening slipped at the Milford depot, fell and rolled down the platform and narrowly escaped being run over by a moving train. He fell between the platform and the rail. It left just room enough for him to- stay if he lay still. His presence of mind proved his salvation, for he straightened his body oul, and quietly remained there. Three cars passed by him, but luckily he escaped with a few bruises and a cut on his face. The engagement is announced of Miss Mabel Rowe of this city to A. Storrs Campbell of Thompsonville. Miss Rowe is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Rowe of 30 Academy street, and sis ter of Dr. Stuart H. Rowe. Mr. Camp bell was graduated at the Enfield High school in iS94 and at Yale in 1898. He is now taking a course in the Yale law school. Miss Justine Catlin of Howard ave nue; has been in New York the past week. . . A tea was given on Friday by Miss Elizabeth Sargent for Miss Lamberton. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nichols will give a card party this evening. Ex-Lieutenant Governor J. D. Dewell has arrived in the island of Porto Rico. He Bailed about a week ago from New York on a steamer. . This is his third trip to the island. He went out in the winter of 1898 just before the breaking out of the war with Spain and again last winter. He -intends to load his schooner Julia Francis at Ponce, with molasses for New Haven. During his stay he will also take a number of photographs of objects of interest on the island and may write another lec ture on Porto Rico. ' Mrs. H. B. Ives and Miss Sue Ives of 704 Whitney avenue are in Brooklyn visiting Mrs. Ives' daughter, Mrs. Bur ton J. Heidrlck. Dr. Savage of Columbia announced recently that the intercollegiate strength test will be held at Harvard university on May 1. . , Cards have been sent out for two dances to be given at the Country club February 7 and 23. The patronesses for the, affair are Mrs. W. W. Whiting, Mrs. C. E. Atwater, Mrs.,: J. H. Niemey er, Mrs. Henry A. Beers, Mrs. W. H. Bishop and Mrs. W. L. Phelps. The many friends of Dr. T. J. O'Sul livan will be pained to learn that his death is now only a question of a few weeks at the most. Dr. O'Sullivan some months ago was operated upon for cancer, but the operation was of no avail. He gradually became worse until now he is so low, that visitors are not permitted, and he is unable to, retain nourishment. Until a few weeks ago Dr. O'Sullivan was postmaster of Derby, and at the time he was incapaci tated by illness , had a large medical practice. , Mr. and Mrs. John W. . Ailing and Miss Ailing are stopping at Poinclano, Palni Beach, Fla.. ' . Superintendent Kendall Saturday an nounced that Miss Flora Crouch, who has been teaching German,, English and history in the Hillhouse High school for several years, has resigned, and that Miss Julia K. Ordway has been appoint ed to succeed here. Miss Crouch will receive a salary of $1,200' a year in her new position at Austin," which is a sub urb of Chicago, whereas the position at the High school only pays $1,000. Superintendent Kendall is very sorry to lose Miss Crouch, but his experience in thip case is like many others he ha3 had since coming to this city. Miss Ordway comes highly . recommended. Her reputation aa a teacher is well known to Mr. Kendall, who 'has been on a hunt for experi-ncBt' teachers for some time. She is a graduate of the Boston university, and has been teach ing in the schools of Jamaica Plains near Boston for three years. She will be paid the same salary as Miss Crouch was getting in this city. Miss Helen Hotchkiss has returned from New York where she "has been visiting the past week. H. H. Wells 1900 has. entered the Knickerbocker Athletic club meet to be held in New York on February 10 in the standing broad jump. George Langford. '97, the stroke of the Yale crew in that year, was badly injured Thursday by having his arm caught in two revolving cog wheels at the McKenna 1 .rolling mills at Jollet, 111. His arm was so badly crushed that it was found necessary to ampu tate it. ' Orland S. Isbell, who was formerly connected with the law firm of Town send & Watrous in this city, is in this visiting his mother and sister, . who live on High street. Mr. Isbell is now a prominent attorney in Denver, Col., where he has been practicing for six years. He was valedictorian of the class of 1884 at Hillhouse and was a high stand man at Yale. Thornton Hunt entertained a party of friends at dinner Saturday night. The table decorations were exceeding ly attractive and the affair most en joyable. His guests for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Hotchkiss, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hillhouse, Miss Eliza Hotchkiss, Miss Kate Trow bridge and William Parker. A Japanese whist party was given Saturday afternoon by the Misses North of 219 Orchard street. The din ing room was very prettily decorated with Japanese parasols, and in the parlors and the library were cut flow ers and ferns. The guests chose their partners on entering by means of small Japanese favors, which were given out. The affair was most delightfully ar ranged and the players spent a very enjoyable afternoon. Those who en joyed the Misses North's hospitality were Miss Filley, Miss Kimberly, the Misses Todd, Miss Olive Smith, the Misses Smith from North Haven, Miss Justison, Miss Emma Davis, Miss Jessie Davis, Miss Adams, Miss Corey, Miss Sanford, Miss Hosmer, Miss Wheeler, Miss Dole, Miss Shipman, Miss Fitch, Miss Austin, Miss Jetta North, Miss Gertrude Mitchell, Miss Bishop, Miss Gilbert, Miss Judd, Miss Marguerite North, Miss McDermott, Miss Matthew son, Miss Marguerite Wells, and Miss Mabel Bradley. A. M. McCaffrey, Lewis Weil, Frank Phillips, R. Galley and Frank Crown are the committee for the Renomme assembly's coming entertainment. The Renomme assembly is composed of em ployes of the Edward MaUey company. and will given by request a special eve-' ning's entertainment at Hoyt's Danc ing academy on Tuesday evening, February 20. Preceding the dancing Leader Frederick Guilford has arrang ed a short musical programme which will be in keeping with previous musical- entertainments given under his di rection The assembly is strictly an invitation affair. MONTHLY SUPPER. Excelsior order No. 3, O. E. S., held a monthly supper and reunion at their lodge rooms in the Insurance building Friday night. There was an unusually large attendance. Two initiations are scheduled for this week. EARLY CLOSING MOVEMENT MA JOItllY MA VE SIGNIFIED THEIIt , IXTEX1IOXS IX ITS FATOB. Kdward Alalley Co., Gamble-Desmond Co,, Charles Monsnn Co. and Howe A Stetson Have Signed the Requisition to Close Monday Nights, The closing of the large dry goods stores on Monday nights at 6 o'clock may be said to have become an accom plished fact. The set of' resolutions which were drafted at the meeting held in the Tontine hotel last Tuesday night for presentation to the various firms was favorably received and has already, we understand, "been signed and re turned to the committee by the follow ing firms: Edward Malley company, Charles Monson company, Gamble, Des mond company, and Howe & Stetson. It is understood' that part of these are in favor of beginning the movement on the first Monday in March, while others are ready to proceed with it at any mo ment. Only one firm remains to return the paper with their signature attached and this the committee dally expect. It is stated that this ' firm has already made a public statement to the effect that they were willing to fall iiMlne with the majority, and from that it is taken for granted that there will be no opposition to this popular movement, which will in the long run be a benefit to both employer and employe. TRIBUTE TO MR. McINTYRE. His FoVmer Clerks Meet and Adopt Resolutions. ' After the store had closed for busi ness Saturday evening the clerks in Ewen Mclntyre & Co.'s big establish ment met and listened to the reading1 of a letter of, sympathy and regret from their former employer. The letter, which was read by Mr. Hanley, was as follows: My Dear Clerks: ' It Is feelings of 1 deepest regret that spur these few Hnes. We have worked together for many years, and all have strlved to do their best for me. To say that I always appreciated your services would be but a mild way of expressing my gratitude. We have been a happy family, and little did I dream that the outcome of , what I thought would be the building ,of a prominent institution has failed, hard as we worked to make it a success. I address these few" words as a personal meeting in my present state would-be impossible. Believe me, I am always at your service, and anything I can do, simply command me by letter or at my home, 170 Olive street. I will not say goodbye, but will say my benediction. May God bless you all which is the eln- cerest words I can write. Ewen Mclntyre. After the reading of the letter the clerks adopted resolution of regret and at the same time extended their warm est greelngs of regard for Mr. Mclntyre and best parity. LINCOLN DAY BANQUET. President Martin of the Union League to Be Present. At the meeting of the Lincoln day banqdet committee of the Young'Men's Republican club Saturday evening it was announced that President George B. Martin of the Union League club ha'd accepted an Invitation to be present at the banquet. Rev. Mr. Bispham of the Trinity Episcopal church also sent word that he would attend the banquet and Implore the blessing. An object of curiosity at the banquet will be the gavel wielded at the con vention which nominated Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and which will be used by the presiding officer of the banquet. The president of the meeting in 1860 was George Ashmun, who was the grandfather of George A. Morton, the general baggage agent of the Consoli dated road. Mr. Morton has this gavel as an heir-loom, and he also has Lin coln's acceptance of the nomination and an original letter written by the presi dent to- his grandfather in regard to some personal business between the two. This last letter was the last one written by Lincolh and was penned but a few hours before he went to Ford's theater in Washington, where he was assas sinated. Both these letters will be read at the banquet. THE IRISH JOAN OF ARC. To Speak at the Hyperion Thursday Evening. Miss Maude Gonne, popularly known as the "Irish Joan of Arc," will lec ture at the Hyperion theater next Thursday evening on "The British War in the Boerland." In addition to the lecture there will be an entertainment consisting of music and singing in which Miss Margaret Hogan, Miss Mary Lynch, Charles O'Connell, the St. Cecilia. Singing society and Professor Schwicardi will take part. , Arpin's or chestra will play. Miss Gonne has been recently going through Ireland urging the young men there not to enlist in the English army to fight theBoers. MARDI GRAS. The Southern railway will sell round trip tickets, Washington to New Or leans, at one fare, $27.50. Tickets on sale Feb. 20th to 25th, with final limit returning March 15th. The only route from New York offering double daily trains with perfect dining and sleeping car service New York to New Orleans. Time, 39 hours. For full particulars! call on or address Alex. S. Thweatt, Eastern Passenger agent, 271 Broad way, New York. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE. A certificate of foreclosure of a mort gage on property on James street owned by James Terrell has been filed in the town clerk's office. The mortgage was foreclosed by F. Silverthau, P. Silver thau and A. Silverthau. The property is thirty feet on James street. THE HILLHOUSE DEBATE. Features of a Most Successful Contest Much Brilliant Oratory Displayed. The second annual debate between the Girls' and Boys' Debating societies of the Hillhouse high school, held on Fri day evening, brief mention of which was made Saturday, ' was a highly en tertaining affair. The neat programmes and the fine decorations added hugely to the splendor of the oocaelon. ,. The debate was opened at shortly after 8. The subject for discussion was: "Re solved, That England's claims In the present controversy with the South Af rican republic are justifiable." ' The first speaker for the affirmative was Miss Sadie Kane 1901, who narrow ed herself down to a brief history of the Boers and ended by calling for pity from the audience. Although her address was full of rare phraseology, she refrained from authorities and ar guments. The second speaker, Harry T. Shel don, on the negative side, made an elo quent and logical statement of facta maintaining most plausibly that Eng lish suzerainty, the main claim, was not in existence, Mr. Sheldon's rare orator ical ability was displayed in this ad dress, He possesses a remarkably fine voice and enunciation, and his points founded on logic and quoted authority were very convincing, impressing th audience with Indignation against Eng land. In opening Mr. Sheldon said; "From the first England has followed a course of marked injustice and fraud in all her dealings with the Boers. She has cheated them in all possible respects and at present, by her claims and by forcing a war which might easily have been avoided, she is creating the great; est outrage, the greatest scandal, in her history." Miss Albee, the second affirmative speaker, failed to back her statements by authority and made certain conces sions which were used to advantage by the boys later in rebuttal. . " -. The second negative speaker, Harry Frost Burgess, although good In argu ment, lacked the voice and vlmXwhich' his colleague, Sheldon, had manifested. He prefaced his remarks by saying: "There are always two sides to a ques tion, and the fact that the young la dies, myhonorable opponents, have the affirmative is no reason why that side must be regarded as the right one. In this case they are in the wrong, and I beg of you not to believe the statements they make." He then proceeded, to enumerate England's claims and to strongly maintain that all of the claims were unjust. . , ' . The next speaker, Miss Ethel Alice Canada, as her preceding colleagues had done, failed to back her arguments by i hard facts. She tried to show that I England was endeavoring to overcome ! certain grievances which were Inflicted on the Ultlanders, but she neglected proof and .the fact that England had agreed not to meddle In the internal af fairs of the Boers, as Blackman, the Jast negative speaker, showed In his able address, In which he maintained that the claims of England are all urn just, both by the treaty preambles and by international law. His address wasr full of points, but his delivery, by fail ing to separate clearly -his different points, was rather faulty, yet his clea voice somewhat atoned for this defect. In rebuttal aU the speakers were good, especially the boys, who took up all the points of the girls and maintained them to be unsound in a very systematic way. Sheldon closed the debate in . a very masterly way and was even (more forcible in this extemporaneous address than in his former prepared speech. On the whole,' the entire affair was a grand success. W. W., 85. A CITY WITHOUT SOAP. Sixty Thousand Japanese Who Had Not Learned How to .Bathe. -Miss Kate V. Johnson, of Madison, Ind, w'ho has lived in Japan for thir teen years talks in an interesting way of the little -people of that country, who live without chairs, bedsteads, knives, forks, spoons or soap; of the wo men who paint their teeth black and shave their eyebrows to indicate loyalty to their husbands; of the carpenters who make long beautiful shavings by drawing their planes toward them and who place the back door at the front of the house; and of their books in which the preface is placed at the end of the book and foot notes at the head of the page. Miss Johnson first went to Aklta, a city of 60,000 persons, and found it a city without soap. Naoye Saito, a young Japanese girl who came to live in her house, had never had a soap bath in her life. She kicked and screamed when her first bath was given her and said' they were trying to kill her. X cake of IVory Soap was sent to Naoye Saito's father "with instructions to use it on his person. He came back the next day and asked for another cake, saying he had used it all up. Before Miss Johnson left Japan last summer she took Naoye Saito, who had been with her for ten years, back to her native province and left her to earn her own living. While still In Tokio, a few days before sailing for America, Miss Johnson received a letter from Naoye in which she said: "I forgot one thing very necessary to our com fort in this place. Will you please go to the grocery store and buy me a dozen cakes of Ivory Soap and send tlitm to me at once?" She sent a money order to pay for it, and the soap was sent. CONGREGATIONAL CLUB. To Meet in Grand. Avenue Church This - Evening. The next meeting of the New Haven Congregational club will be held in the Grand avenue church this evening. The speaker will be Mrs. Mabel Loomls Todd of Amherst, Mass. Her subject will be "An Old Autograph Album." The address will consist of personal reminiscences of distinguished men and women whom she has met during her residence in Washington and on her journeyings all about the world. WALLINGFORD HAPPENINGS BEV. JOffJT J. B LA lit RESIGNS BIS PASTORSHIP. Price of Gas Raised from 93 to 85 Per Thousand Feet-Fire Department Complimented Seven Deaths Ue corded During January. Rev. John 3. Blair, who has been pas tor of the First Congregational church for six years, "-read bis resignation yes terday to take effect May 27.', 'It was a, great surprise to members of the church and was heard with much regret. Tha church includes some of the most prom inent people of the borough among its members, and Rev. Mr. Blair was ex- ' ceedlngly popular, not only with hia own parishioners, but with all' denomi nations. 7 For the benefit of the many who are employed by or Interested in the Inter- ' national Silver company and do not know just how many concerns and what ones consolidated to form the company, a complete list taken from the compa ny's printed list, together with the letter; assigned to each branch, is herewith given: : : Factory A Barber Silver company, Hartford. ' Factory B Derby Silver Plate com pany. " ... - r Factory C -Holmes & Edwards, , Bridgeport. - . Factory D Manhattan Silver Plata company, Lyon, N. Y. s Factory E Meriden Brltanniaxmpa ny. ; ..- ' ' Factory F Meriden Silver Plate com-' pany. ' . i Factory G Norwich Cutlery compa . Factory H William Rogers ManufacJ turing company, Hartford. Factory J Rogers &' Brothers, Wa-' terbury. Factory K Rogers & Hamilton, Wa terbury. Factory ; L Simpson, Hall, Miller &' . Co., Wallingford. Factory M Simpson Nickel company, Wallingford. - ; 1 Factory N Wilcox Silver Plate com pany, Meriden. : Factory P -Watrous Manufacturing1 company, Wallingford. Factory R Standard Silver company,' Toronto, Canada. , Factory S Middletown Plate compa-". ny. - -?,-- ,, . Of tbe above list the Middletown Plate company, the Barber Silver com-' , pany and the Meriden Silver company haye gone put of, their old place of bust--, ness and- merged into the , Meriden branch," where the headquarters of the company are located. The polo game between the Walllng forda and Bristols In Hibernian hall on Saturday night resulted in a decided victory fsr the local team by a score of 11 to 3. Eddie De Mills was referee. The basketball game in the armory Saturday , afternoon between the high' school and Choate's school teams proved to be an easy victory for Choate's school by a score of 17 to 6. James H. Morse hae sold to Charles W. Cook a lot 46x120 feet in Yaleeville. Thomas H. Daly, who has for several months been in Melrose in charge of the ; bonded warehouse, has been transferred . to this place and is now in charge of tha plant on Cherry street. a The new management of the gas light company has made quite a change in the prioes of -gas and raised the figures :; from two dollars to five dpllars per thousand feet. "' ,i , The basketball game between the New Britain regulars and Company K'e team Ini the armory Tuesday evening prom- , isesi to be an interesting contest. Tickets for "Just for Fun" in tha ' town hal Tuesday and Wednesday eve nings are meeting with a ready sale and a large audience Is already assured.. Compass lodge, F. and A. M., will hold s Its last meeting in, its present lodge' room this evening, with only regular routine buslnesa The insurance men who have been here looking over the scene of the recent fire in the Holy Trinity church parochial residence paid a high compliment to the Wallingford fire' department, which, ' they Baid, did excellent -work In stop-, ping the fire where It dldv without de- etroying the entire inside of the build-; im- - The loss on Patrick Brldgett's barn' recently destroyed by fire has been ad justed for $293. " John T. Jerranda of East Haven has purchased of Charles I. Parmelee a lot ! 150 feet' front on North Main street and intends to build a fine residence on the lot in the near future. i The body of Yale Beach, who died re cently in San Diego, Caloflrnia, is now en route to Brooklyn for , burial In Greenwood cemetery. There were seven deaths In town dur- , ing tbe month of January. A year ago there were fourteen. Reserved seats for the basketball game to-morrow evening will go on sale to-day at Pickett Brothers' drug store. A. J. Goodrich of Washington street ' is confined to hia home with the grip, W.' A. Goodrich and bride are expect- . ed home to-day from their wedding trip to Springfield and Boston. PYRAMID LODGE, A. O. U. W. Installation of Officers and Banquet . Postponed. , The annual Installation of officers and banquet of Pyramid lodge, A. O. U. W., has been postponed from this ,evenlng until some time in the future on account of bereavement in the family of the lodge's esteemed past grand master workman and chairman of the enter tainment committee, John Currier Gal lagher. STILL DANGEROUSLY ILL. George Bean of Bradley street, who has been very 111 for a number of weeks, does not Improve. He is attended by Dra. Whlttemore-and Converse.