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NEW HAVEN CONN., SATURDAY. NO EMBER 29. 1902.
ABANDONS LIFE OF EASE.
F. G. PHELPS STOKES TO WORK
Takes l'p Quarters in University Settle
men A Yale Graduate, u lub Man,
Member af Wraith Family Well
Known la New York and Connecticut,
Will Devote Hie Life to Social Reforms
New York, Nov. 2S. J. G. Phelps
Stokes, son of Anson Phelps Stokes of
this city, has removed his belongings
from his father's large house at 229
Madison avenue to the University Set
tlement, 184 Eldridge street, and there
permanently taken up his abode, with
the intention of devoting his lite to the
Mr. Stokes was at the settlement last
evening and took part in the Thanks
giving celebration there. He was no
stranger, however, to his fellow work
ers at the settlement nor to those of
the neighborhood in the very heart of
the congested district of the east side,
who take advantage of the opportuni
ties which the institution offers. Mr.
Stokes has been a member of the coun
cil of the University Settlement for
some years, having taken a deep inter
est in the work since his graduation
from Tale in 1895.
Last summer he abandoned any in
tention of spending the heated term
yachting or idling on seashore or moun
tains, and lived at the settlement house,
studying the social question. Previous
to that he had gone through the full
course at the College of Physicians and
Surgeons, graduating in the class of
1899, and although he has not practiced
medicine, he is qualified to do so, and in
this respect possesses a technical edu
cation rarely to be found among settle
ment workers. His brother, Anson
Phelps Stokes, jr.,- is secretary of Yale
university. He has two other brothers
nd four sisters, and his father is reput
ed to be several times a millionaire.
The Dodge and Phelps families, with
whom he is connected, have been prom
inent in the'soclal and commercial life
of New York for generations.
J. G. Phelps Stokes, although under
thirty years of age, has had a business
training. He was president of the Ne
vada Central railroad, and president of
the Nevada company, with offices at 47
Cedar street, and of the Woodbridge
company, with offices at 100 William
street. He is a member of the Knicker
bocker club and also belongs to the fol
lowing social organizations in this city:
The City club, the Riding club, the St.
Anthony club (Delta Psi), the Univer
sity club, and the Yale club. He is un
married and has always lived at his fa
ther's house, except when in college.
During his) various terms of temporary
residence in the Eldridge street Univer
sity Settlement, his address remained
229 Madison avenue for the reason that
he had not definitely made up his mind
to devote his life to the work.
Arranging for Big Meeting and Impor
tant Social Event.
One week from to-morrow the local
lodge of Eagles will hold one of the'
largest gatherings of its kind ever held
in this city. At that time one hundred
and eighty-nine candidates will be in
itiated and about one hundred applica
tions will be acted upon. Visitors will
be present from New York city and
the local lodge will entertain on an
On New Year's' eve the lodge will
formally take possession of its new
quarters in the rooms formerly occu
pied by the Y. M. C. A. at the corner
of Chapel and Union streets. On New
Year's day the Eagles will hold a pub
lic reception and the plans for this big
social event are being arranged by a
MENT. The Organized Charities association
returns hearty thanks for generous con
tributions of funds and miscellaneous
articles of food and clothing. Thus far
about 250 families have been materially
assisted through these donations, and
probably 100 more will be reached be
fore supplies are exhausted. The diffi
culty in getting coal delivered makes
Some delay, but no suffering has yet
resulted, and we shall be able to sup
ply some form of fuel for present needs
in all cases. Eighty-eight barrels of
supplies and $97.30 were received from
the following schools: Wooster, Fail
street, Edwards street, Worthington
Hooker, Edwards street Kindergarten,
Winchester, Boardrhan, Lovell, Skin
ne'. Shelton avenue, Davenport avenue,
Webster, Dixwell avenue, Dwight,
Eager Sherman, Westville school, Zuri
der and Hillhouse High school. Other
contributions of various amounts were
received from the following persons, F.
B. Farnsworth, Mrs. Henry Farnam,
Mrs. T. C. Bennett, -O. S. White, Pro
fessor and Mrs. F. B. Dexter. Mrs. M.
H. Robertson, Professor H W. Farnam,
the Misses Lyman, "In memory of Mrs.
E. A. Bush," Mrs. C. P. Wurts. Mrs.
G. W. Bacon, Mrs. Eli Whitney, W. E.
Chandler, Professor G J. Brush, Juries
A. Howarth, Mrs. M. D. Newberry. J. E.
Killam, Miss Edith Woolsey, Mrs. Lu
man Cowles, Miss Covvles, "M. E. P.,
Mrs. M. T. Dana. W. E. Downes and
S. O. Preston, Agent.
Hard coal continues scarce in this
city. All the sailing craft and most of
the steamboats are tied up in harbors
along the Sound because of the heavy
weather. The wind blew a gale yes
terday from the southwest and no coal
tows came in for New Haven dealers.
Parties who tried to buy coal yester
day, even a quarter of a ton, could not
get it, as they were not regular cus
tomers of any firm. The dealers try
to keep their regular customers a going
with coal, and are succeeding, though
supplies sent ar,e not over a half ton
or a ton, at the most, at a time. Con
siderable hard coal is expected to ar
rive here next week, but most of it Is
NEW HAVEN MAN ARRESTED.
Charged With Assault With Intent to
Bridgeport. Nov. 28. Thomas J.
Youngs, of 76 Highland avenue, was
standing on the corner of Barnum ave
nue and East Main street last night
about 10:30 o'clock talking with John
Main, a Mr. Gaines and sveia' ladies,
when a man came up and began insult
ing the ladies. Youngs protested, and
the belligerent stranger drew a knife
and stabbed him in the back. Immedi
ately there was a sensation. The as
sailant ran, the women screamed and
Policemen Lush and Flood hastened to
the scene. A description of the assall
j ant was furnished ths policemen, and
! thirty-five minutes later they arrested
Eugene E. Geary as the one who did
Geary claims to b? tut nin teen years
old. He looks fully twenty-five years
old. He has been at work for a week
taking the place of one of the strik.ng
polishers at the International Silver
company's factory C o:i the East Side.
Geary emphatically maintains that he
is innocent of the crime. He told th
pollce that his home is in Louisvllie,
Ky., but said later that his m')th?r.
Mrs. Edwin Smith, is living at La
fayette street. New Haven. Geary says
he was drunk last night, but he is fos
itive that he did not stab any out-.
When searched at the second precinct
station a knife with a blade over three
inches long was found in one of his
pockets. It had blood spols on it.
Geary's case was continued in the
city court this forenoon until Decemb?r
6, Dr. Cowell having informed Prose
cuting Attorney Giddings that the re
sult of the stab wounds would be
known positively by that time. Bail
was fixed at $1,000.
Youngs, who is about thirty years old,
is of a peaceful nature and one or the
last to pick a fight. He lives with his
mother on Highland avenue. He is
well known about town and has many
THE HART MARKET COMPANY.
Opens New Store Abundantly Supplied
With Needs of Public.
It will be gratifying and pleasant
news to the many old customers of
Charles E. Hart to know that he has
opened up a new and modern store at
180 Tempie street. This new store is to
be known as the Hart Market compa
ny. There will always be on hand a
full line of the choicest meats, vegeta
bles, fruits and groceries in sufficient
abundance to give a variety of choice
to the most discriminating purchasers.
Mr. Hart possesses a thorough knowl
edge of the business in which he has
so long engaged, having catered suc
cessfully to the public in this city for a
long number of years. Those who will
patronize his new store will find the
service everything that a modern and
twentieth century house can well pride
itself in furnishing.
At Foy Auditorium on Wednesday
Professor Wetzel, who is to interpret
great passages in Shakspere oh the
evening of December 3 at Foy audito
rium, is well known for his excellent
Secretary Lotze of the Y. M. C. A.
says of one of his entertainments "His
readings were most enthusiastically re
ceived and proved him to be, not only
a versatile reader, but one possessed
with great rhetorical powers."
Miss Phillips, who will play the piano
at the recital December 3, won a repu
tation as a versatile and skilful per
former. YESTERDAY'S STOCK MARKET.
J. L. McLean & Co. in their market
letter note that dealings yesterday
w-ere well distributed all along the
lines with advancing prices and that
the vast majority of the buying was
good, indicating the accumulation of
stocks. They believe that another im
portant bull campaign is getting under
way, having unforesoon untoward cir
cumstances. Reaction may be expected
but the trend is upward. The belief is
expressed that the indications point to
the biggest bull market of the year is
about to be developed.
Company E, Light Guard, C. N. G.,
are having their photos made at Beers'
studio. The company numbers sixty
eight. About one-half of the members
have already had their sittings made.
When all are completed they will be
placed In the company parlor. The
frame and photos will be similar to
those made by Beers' studio for the
board of common councllmen for sev
eral years past and which are In the
council chamber, city hall.
HERE NEXT WEEK.
Julia Marlowe in George W. Cable's
An Important theatrical event will be
Julia Marlowe at the Hyperion theater
next Thursday and Friday nights, when
she will appear as Charlotte Durand In
George W. Cable's ne wsouthern ro
mance, "The Cavalier." Miss Marlowe
has surrounded herself in this p'ay
with a company of unusual excellence
The sixteenth anniversary of Court
Goethe No. 26, Foresters of America,
was held at their lodgs room in the
Courier building last evening. Two
candidates were initiated and the prop
ositions were taken In. After the busi
ness session a sumptuous banquet was
served to the members of the court
and their friends, and was most thor
oughly enjoyed. There was a very large
James R. Gallagher, who holds a re
sponsible position at the famous Mo
Creery store in New York city, return
ed to New York yesterday after a visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
M. Gallagher, of 28 Edwards street.
Mr. Gallagher's father, who is danger
ously ill, is about the same.
LATEST FAIR HAVEN NEWS
1TE3IS OF IXTEREST HERE AXD
Fair Haven M. K. Charch Fair Pro.
gramme Home from Klj;nl Month'
I rip to the I'acifle t oast l'lie I. O.O. K
Mutual Aid Association.
The grand fair, under the auspices of
the ladies of the East Pearl street
Methodist Episcopal church, will open
in Polar Star hall next Tuesday even
ing, continuing Wedn. s iay and Thu s
day afternoo..s and eve.i ngs, b- ginning
afternoons at 3 and evenings at 6. A
superior turkey supper will be ssrved
each evening from 6 to S. This will b
foliowed with music by an orh:stia
and other forms of delightful amuse
ment. Every peisn coming to this f.-ir ma i
feel fiee to buy or rot buy: no articles
will be sold on chance, but all goods
will 1. e offered at very 1. w prices. Tie
dec oi at ions will iol.i-w the tai bow in
form, making a very handsome d s
ilay. The management of the fair
guarantees the patronizing public a
thoroughly eijoyabl socl:'.l occasion
and bargains on all purchases made.
The officers of the fair are: Mrs. S.
H. Morgan, president: .Mrs. J. L.
Wthenax. s c:etary: F. M. Craw
ford, treasurer. The following is a
partial list of the lonmittees attached
to each booth:
Apron Lot th Chaige of Lnrijs' Aid
society, Mrs. C. O. Frjn.ls, chrirman;
aids, Mrs. E". It. 11. Keetrr. Mrs. S. A.
Hurnh-jm, Mrs. F. t'oilett, Mrs. W.
Beldon. Mrs. E. Hollady, Mrs. F. E.
Iieardsley, Mrs. E. Kills.
Chinese boot h M is. Pertice Diver,
chairman; aids, Mis Callsta S. Bris
tol, Miss Grace M. Bristol, Miss Cora
L. Howard. Miss I.eul a Whipple.
Candy booth Charle of Loyal circle.
King's Daughters, Mrs. H. A. Stevens,
chairman; ails. Miss Lillian Gladwin,
Miss Flossie Robertson, Miss Olive
Robertson, Mrs. Roy Newton, Mrs. H.
C. Jacobs, Mrs. C. H. Bush, Miss
Frances V;:l-ntine, Miss Grace Smith,
Miss Florence Johnson, Miss Grace
Cookery booth Charge of Ready cir
cle, KinR's Daughters, Mrs. J. B. Hub
bell, chairman; aids, Mrs. Edward
Fenton, Mrs. E. H. Slater, Mrs Smith
Turner, Mrs. J. C. Bradley, Mrs. M.
Butterfield, Mrs. Wil lam Chamber
lain, Mrs. R. C. Bennett. Mrs. Emma
Dill, Miss Etta Avery, Miss Jennie El
liott, Mrs. F. Munson, Mrs. M. Brush,
Mrs. .1. Robinson, Mrs. F. J. Mansfield,
Mrs. F. M. Crawford.
Fruit booth Mrs. Sereno Hopkins,
chairman; aids, Mrs. D. O. Chipman,
Mrs. Mary Merwin, Miss Lutle Merwin,
Mrs P. Curtis.
Fancy and miscellaneous booth Mrs.
Mrs. L. R. Streeter, ch.iirman; aids,
Mrs. Charles Dudley, Mrs. E. Howard,
Mrs. H. W. Crawford, Jr., Mrs. George
Towner, Mrs. E. N. .Pettlt, Mrs. A. J.
Sloane, Mrs. C. Texido, Mrs. W. M.
King, Mrs. S. eSymour, Mrs. A. W.
Russell, Mrs. G. H. Jacobs, Mrs. F. L.
Tompkins, Miss Ethel M. Ellis, Miss
Mary D. Dann, Mrs. M. Benton.
Flower and doll booth Charge of
Junior league, Mrs. Earl Johnson,
chairman; aids, Miss Sadie Cooper,
Miss Elsie Brush, Miss Florence
Grocery booth Official board. L. R.
Streeter, chairman; aids, J. H. De
Baun, E. A. Howard, C. A. Shaver, F.
J, Reveley, C. E. Hamilton.
Handkerchief booth Charge of Mis
sionary society, Mrs. J. H. De Baun,
chairman: Mrs. George D. Mallory,
Mrs. H. Buell, Miss Edith Augur, Miss
Belle Slater, Miss Edith Morse.
Ice cream booth Charge of Epworthj
league, Harry W. Crawford, chairman;
aids, Earl F. Johnson, George Towner,
John Bennett, Theodore Nelson, Carl
Shaver, Wentworth Floyd, Fred Allen,
Clifford Lines, Roy Newton, Harry
Howarth, Bertlce Diver, Harry Ben
ham, Frank Page. Harry Provost, Miss
Martha Russell, Miss Florence Gros
venor, Miss Helen Coook, Miss Grace
Little, Miss Viola Holiaday, Miss Grace
Smith, Miss Edith Lennon.
Lemonade booth Charge of Epworth
league, Mrs. W. F. Stra?sburg, assisted
by Mrs. L. Page.
Decorating hall E. R. Slater, chair
man; aids, George Towner, F. M. Craw
ford, Theodore Nelson.
Mystery booth and orange free
Charge of Persevering circle, King's
Daughters, Mrs. George K. Stevenson,
chairman; aids, Mrs. F. Bradley, Mrs.
J. L. Wetherwax, M, s. E. Healey, Mrs.
E. Krier, Mrs. Smith. Mrs. William
Way, Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. H. Barnes,
Mrs. Steele, Mrs. L. C. Doane, Mrs. M.
K. Beardsley. Mrs. William Eldridge,
Mrs. H. L. Hollady, Mrs. Cooper.
Supper hall Tuesday evrning, charge
of Mrs. C. O. Francis, Mrs. E. R. Sla
ter, Mrs. A. O. Abbott, Mrs. William
Newton, Mrs. Fannie Bradley, Mrs.
Wednesday evening Charge of Mrs.
Horace Buell, Mrs. John S. Sanford, 2d,
Thursday evening- Charge of Mrs. E.
Holiaday, Mrs. M. Butterfield, Miss
Florence Butterfield, Mrs. Albert Hol
iaday, Miss May Rowe.
Lauren A. Humlston of Houston
street has just returned from an eight
months' business trip to the Pacific
coast, having represented the Ives In
vestment company in the state of
Washington and southeastern Alaska.
Mr. Humlston is in fine health and says
he likes the climate of the northwest
very much. He may return to the
coast in a few weeks.
Mr. Konoid of Konold & Sons says he
has four boats at South Amboy, which
have been waiting to load coal for
twenty days. He had expected the
coal would have arrived and been sold
by this time. As it is, he will have a
considerable sum to pay in demurrage.
William II. Huntley of Pierpont
street was yesterday elected president
of the Odd Fellows' Mutual Aid asso
ciation, which was reorganized at a
meeting held in this city. He was also
a member of the committee on by-laws.
Mr. Huntley tried to decline the posi
tion, as he felt that he was too busy
to accept the office, but he was urged
to accept, which he finally decided to
The Rev. Andrew Burns Chalmers,
the pastor, will preach in the Grand
avenue Congregational church Sunday
morning at 10:30 on "The Lamb of
God." In the evening at 7:30 the choir
will render a special praise service,
with a short address by the pastor.
C. S. Warner of 87 Poplar street, a
conductor, who was severely injured on
his car last Saturday, having been
kicked by a rough, is now confined to
his bed as a result of his injuries His
leg was severely injured and it will be
some time before he will be out again.
After he was injured he completed his
day's work and then had to give up to
The rolling mill on Wolcott street has
been shut down two weeks owing to a
lack of coal. The wind at present is
unfavorable for coal boats to arrive
and it is not known just when the com
pany will receive a supply of coal. The
d-.'lay occasions considerable loss in
wages to the employe.
(in Sunday evening the choir of St.
James' P. E. church will render spe
( lal music, assisted by Nathan Soko-
loff. the talented young violinist of this ;
city. The choir is composed of Miss
May C. Bradley, soprano; Miss Flor
ence M Bradley, contralto; Dr. Arthur
T. Barbour, tenor, and A. L. Chamber
lain, bass. Charles A. Page will pre
side at the organ.' In addition to a
magnificat by Gilchrist for festival oc
casions the choir will render Pchneck
er's beautiful arrangement of the
hymn, "My Faith Looks l'p to Thee."
for soprano, quartette, violin and or
gan. His anthem hymn. "Awake My
Soul," will be the offertory.
At the Grand avenue Baptist church
Sunday morning the pastor. Itev. E W.
Stone, will preach on "The Saving of
America." Evening subject, "The Bi
ble in the Public Schools." In'the even
ing the several councils of the Daugh
ters of Liberty in the city will attend
Grace church. November 30. first Sun
day in Advent. Morning prayer, litany
and sermon, 10:30 a. m.: Sunday school,
12:15 p. m.; evening prayer and ser
mon, 7:30 p. m.
THE GOUNOD SOCIETY.
It will seem like old times to the
members of the Gounod society when
Mr. Agramonte takes his baton to begin
the first rehearsal of the year next
Monday evening. The oratorio St. Paul
will be sung at the concert in March,
and the mere announcement of this fact
has brought back many former mem
bers who sang in the Gounod society
when it gave this work some years ago.
The rendering of St. Paul at that time
is held by many to have been the most
artistic piece of work ever done by the
Gounod and it gained for the society
much renown. There has been a strong
demand on the part of the members for
a repetition of the work, and they are
eagerly looking forward to the coming
The last concert of the Gounod socie
ty was given at the Yale Bl-centennlal,
the board of government wisely decid
ing not to undertake another later in
the same year. Last May the largest
attended and most enthusiastic busi
ness meeting ever held by the society
eneotiraged the board of government to
plan for another year's work, provided
that subscriptions to the guarantee
fund should reach $2,000. No special
effort was made to raise this amount
beyond the sending of the usual circu
lars to members and former subscribers,
for If the guarantors should respond
generously without urging It would in
dicate a desire on the part of the public
to have the work of the society con
tinue. This was a fair test, and the
people of New Haven met the test. The
fund now amounts to over $2,000 show
ing that New Haven wants the Gounod
I . i . : , ,i i i - -
society lo continue, unu uie nearly re
sponses to the card announcing the first
rehearsal prove that the members them
selves are as loyal as ever.Many of the
soloists of the church choirs have sig
nified their Intention of joining the
the chorus. Former members who
have sung St. Paul before with the so
ciety will be readmitted without trial of
voices. All new applicants should meet
the committee at the Y. M. C. A. hall
on Temple street Monday evening, De
cember 1 at 7 o'clock. There Is al
ways room for good tenors, altos and
basses, while a few good sopranos will
Now that the success of the season Is
assured It Is hoped that the former
member who have not already re
sponded will do so by Monday evening.
The rehearsal begins at 8 o'clock.t One
of the most beautiful or oratorios, an
enthusiastic and able conductor, renew
ed enthusiasm on the part of the chorus
and the "Gounod spirit" should insure
a most enjoyable and successful season.
"NOW IS THE WINTER
Of Our Discontent Made Glorious Sum
mer" by the News at J. Johnson &
Son'st 85 Church Street.
Yesterday afternoon and last night
the cold weather caused many people
to shiver. Winter is evidently "head
ing" this way. Well, let It come. We
can defy the coldest blasts with one of
J. Johnson & Son's overcoats. And
speaking of overcoats you ought to see
them. They are rightly made of best
materials and in the latest style. No
old stock; no shoddy goods; no sweat
shop products. But each and every one
of them perfect. Every stitch in them
is an honest one, and the entire cost is
a triumph of the best workmanship.
Then the prices also can't fail to please
you. You can get a good serviceable
one for $10. Better ones for $15, and so
on up to $30. But whatever you pay
you will be satisfied you are sure to get
big value for your money. For all day
to-day and until late at night this Is
overcoat day at 85 Church street.
The class football game at Yale field
yesterday afternoon resulted In favor
of the sophomore class. The freshmen
were defeated In an interesting contest
by the score of 10 to 6. The result was
a surprise, as the freshmen were sup
posed to be easy winners, but were sur
prised by the sophomores.
EX-FIRE CHIEF'S FUNERAL
OVSEQVIES OF AXDREiV J.
Will Take Place Tvmurrow Afternoon
- Villi be an Imposing Pnueral With
.11 any Organlzatlone Represented
Other llrallit and Funerals.
The funeral of ex-Chief Andrew J.
Kennedy will be held on Sunday after
noon at half-past two o'clock. The
Rev. Dr. E. S. Lines of St. Paul's Epis
copal church will officiate.
The funeral will undoubtedly be
largely attended. The Elks will turn
cut i:i a body. The fire commissioners
will attend and there will be a detail
from the fire department, composed of
all the men that Chief Fancher can
.-pare. A police detail will probably be
sent also. Admiral Foote post, of
which the dead man was a member,
will also arrange for a detail at the
regular meeting to-nisht. Wooster
lodge. Masons, of which Chief Kennedy
was a member, will also send a delega
tion to the funeral.
It is probable that the Elks will have
charge of the services at the grave,
with probably services by the G. A. R.
The Second Regiment band will lead
the procession, going to and from the
grave, and will furnish the music at
the grave in the fraternal ceremonlesr
The remains will be interred in the
firemen's lot in Evergreen cemetery.
This was the wish of the deceased be
fore he died and while the family
would have preferred that the inter
ment be in the family plot, the wish of
the dying man will be respected.
The bearers will be from the detail
of firemen and they will be selected to
day. Who the honorary bearers will be
had not been decided upon last night.
A. H. CROCKER.
Albert H. Crocker, aged fifty-six
years, a well known brakeman em
ployed by the Consolidated road, died
at his home, No. 40 Second street, at
5 o'clock yesterday morning. He was
stricken with apoplexy two weeks ago
and did not rally.
The deceased is survived by a widow
and a son. The funeral ,wlll take place
to-morrow afternoon from his late resi
dence. It will be largely attended by
railroad men with whom the late Mr.
Crocker was very popular.
Archie" Aaronsori, a well known
newsboy, who lived at 256 Oak street,
and who was recently injured in a
game of amateur football, died Thurs
FUNERAL OF A. J. BEERS.
The funeral of the late Amos S.
Beers, who died on Tuesday afternoon,
after a short Illness, was held at his
late residence, No. 63 Olive street, at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The ser
vices were conducted by the Rev. Dr.
Lines of St. Paul's church and they
were attended by many sorrowing
friends and some of our best known
citizens. There were many beautiful
tributes In evidence. The bearers were
General E. S. Greeley, F. C. Rowland,
C. S. Hamilton, J. D. Dewell, General
S. E. Merwin and N. T. Sperry
DEATHS IN STRATFORD.
Mrs. Adaline C. Blakeslee, aged flfty
eight years, died at her home in Strat
ford Wednesday. She. was the wife of
John Blakeslee. The funeral takes
place from the residence of her son, Ed
mund J. Blakeslee, in Stratford, this
Frederick H. Allen died at his home
on East Broadway, Stratford, Thurs
day. He was an esteemed citizen, a
loving husband, a kind father. Mr. Al
len was sixty-six years of age and is
survived by his wife and three daugh
ters. For years he was a valued em
ploye of the New York and Eastern
Homer Blanchard died at his home in
Hartford Thursday night. He died in
the house in which he had always
lived since going to Hartford, over forty-seven
Deceased was born in Delhi, N. Y.,
April 1, 1806, and at the age of twenty
one engaged in the business of hatting
and furB in Kinderhook, N. Y., which
he soon enlarged to that of a general
dry goods establishment.
Mr. Blanchard went to Hartford in
1855, continuing in the wool business
as a member of Ives, Hooker & Co.,
afterwards Ives, Blanchard & Co. He
was elected president of the Broad
Brook company in 1858 and for thirty
five years was the head of "that suc
cessful manufacturing concern. For
ten years he was president of the Weed
Sewingi Machine company, from 1876 to
1886, during a period of Its great pros
perity. MRS. JOHN B. NOBLE.
The many friends of Dairy Commis
sioner John B. Noble of East Windsor
will be grieved to learn that his wife,
Mrs. Catherine D. Noble, died at their
home, on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Noble
was the daughter of William Sadd of
South Windsor and she leaves one
brother, H. W. Sadd of Wapping, and
one sister, Mrs. Chauncey B. Ells
worth of East Windsor. Mrs. Noble
had been iri poor health for about a
year, but her death came suddenly and
unexpectedly. She was a sufferer from
Brlght's disease and died from heart
A small audience greeted James R.
Waite iif his presentation of the new
play. "Uncle Terry," at the Hyperion
theater last evening. Mr. Waite was
very good in his characterization of
Uncle Terry, and the supporting com
pany was also good. The play is quiet
in tone, with arousing episodes and a
good moral tone, and was much enjoyed
by those who were present.
"When Reuben Comes to Town" that
comes to the Hyperion to-night, is a
new musical comedy that is a real com
edy, with bright lines, amusing situa
tions and a real plot that is deftly
worked out to a logically farcical con
clusion. The musical setting: is described
as being: far above the ordinary work
of this kind from a musical view point
and yet tuneful, melodious and delight
fully original. Morris & Hall have pro
vided a fine scenic and costume environ
ment for the piece and a company of
The company is a necessarily large
one as the performance is of such a
spectacular nature as to engage the
services of a great number of people,
among them are such well known
comedians as Mayme Gehrue, Adlyn
Hall, Bertha Hayden, Virginia Kellogg,
Margaret Fair, Edna Dorman, Violet
Stanley. Ruby Rothwell, Lylllan Lloyd,
Loucilla Webster, Grace Falk, the Haw
kins sisters, Harry Brown.WIIIlam Mor
row, Frederic Conger, John S. Mable,
and Budd Ross.
The story deals with the trials of the
country uncle and his city niece in get
ting around the conditions of a will of
which she is the beneficiary. Of course
there is a plot, but if the listener does
not care to bother his head about if, he
will enjoy the performance Just the
same, the chief merit is fun. Seats now
on sale. Prices $1.50, $1, 75c.
The old morality play "Everyman" is
proving to be as great a sensation in
Boston as it was In London and New
York. The play Is one which was writ
ten for presentation by the clergy of the
early English church, and its author is
unknown. It was published first in 1500
and a black letter copy of it can be
found in Lincoln cathedral, England. It
is a well known fact that the character
of "Everyman" suggested to John Bun
yan his "Pilgrim's Progress." The pro
duction by Mr. Frohman will be made
on Monday night at the Hyperion chea
ter. The Play is one which appeals
very strongly to all classes of Students
as well as to all classes of playgoers.
Its interest is intense and its lesson is
deeply Impressed. Seats now on sale.
Prices $1.50, $1,' 75c.
Last year Mr. Frohman sent Mr. Gil
lette and his company to the byceuni
theater, London, for an engagement of
three months, but so popular did the
actor-author become in the English me
tropolis that the play, "Sherlock
Holmes," ran eight months, and would
have been played longer had it not been
necessary to give up the Lyceum thea
ter to Sir Henny Irving under a prior
contract. Mr. Gillette is now playing his
fourth season in "Sherlock Holmes"
and will present it next Tuesday nighty
at the Hyperion for one night only. Mr.
Gillette's company which supports him
will be an exceedingly large one, com
posed of American and English artists.
The curtain rises at 8 p. tn. sharp. Seats
now on sale. Prices $2, $1.60, $1.
tirniHl Opera House.
There was another crowded house at
the Grand last night to see the beauti
ful play "The Belle of Richmond." The
performance will be given to-day, mat
inee and night.
The dramatic success "Human
Hearts" will be seen at the Grand opera
house next Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday. In its unfolding, by Illustra
tion, it teaches moral lessons and we are
told there Is no better preaching than
by example. , None can blush to wit
ness a performance of this drama. Sus
tained interest and pervading charm
are its pronounced qualities. It . takes
complete possession of the spectator and
after moving him now to tears, now to
laughter, holding him in anxious sus
pense and satisfying his sense of jus
tice, send him home thinking. Its in
fluence lasts lc(ng after the fall of the
curtain. That "Human Hearts" will
meet with a warm greeting at the hands
of our theatergoers is a foregone con
clusion. To those who have not yet had
the pleasure ft will be doubly welcome.
"Lover's Lane," the famous Clyde
Fitch play, will be given at the Grand
opera house Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday, December 4, 5, and 6. It comes
with an enormous record of popular hits
in the big cities and we are to have
the original production, the same given
recently for fourteen weeks at the Park
theater, Philadelphia, five months at
the Manhattan theater, New York, all
the previous summer in Chicago and
last August at Atlantic City. It is a
wholesome, merry play, bubbling over
with laughter and alive with little chil
dren.Popular prices. There will be a
The closing bill for the week at Poll's
has the famous Beaux and Belles octet
and a big olio. Last opportunity to hear
"Waitin' for You Ma Honey" to-night. 1
BIG BILL NEXT WEEK.
The offering at Poll's next week will
be headed by those two favorites Eu
gene O'Rourke and Nellie Eltlng and a
capable company in a comedy sketch
"Parlor A." Plenty of fun is promised
in this sketch. Morris Cronin, the
American performer, who has Just re
turned after astounding Europe, with
his feats, is on the bill; Lew Hawkins,
the minstrel king; Francis Wylle, and
his original dog show, will be here. Dick
Hunie, Jack Ross and Sue Lewis in a
playlet "The Duke and the American
Heiress" will be an interesting part of
the olio. Those famous colored enter
tainers, Grant and Grant, Aggie Behler,
a dainty comedienne, afloV Brown Broth
ers and Lillian Wright, in a singing and
dancing act, and the great American vi
tagraph with a new Set pf moving pic
tures. Prices: Evenings, 10c, 20c, 30c;
afternoon, 10c, 20c; ladies at matinee,
IN AND ABOUT THE COURTS
COVRT APPOINTS ATTORNEY TO
HEAR CASE IXVOLTIXG $27,000.
Matter Will Tbe be Reported to' lb.
Court-Yale students' Cases-Te ana
Draggles Cabara-SaU a Koto.
Mr roars t asrs.
Judge Thayer of the superior court
has appointed Attorney A. N. Wheeler
a committee to hear the claim of for
mer Superintendent Place, against the
Metropolitan Rubber company, former
ly in business in Walllngford. The
claim amounts to $27,000 alleged to be
due on salary account The committee
after hearing the matter will report to
YALE STUDENTS' CASES.
City Attorney Howard C. Webb stated
yesterday that the cases of Bradford,
Ellsworth and the four other Yale stu
dents arrested for participating in th
assault upon Ticket Speculator Troeder
would not he tried to-day, but would ba
continued until December 12. The pros
ecution and defense desire5 more tim
and consequently the continuance was
the result of a mutual agreement '
The seventeen men who lost their
money the day of the Yale-Harvard
game by playing it with a stranger
known as Ullman, in John S. Coburn's
drug store, have pooled their interests
and to do all in their power to try to
make Mr. Coburn effect a settlement
A well known York street boarding
housekeeper, is acting for the students
and Attorney Walter S. Judson has
been engaged to look out for the inter
ests of the Yale men.
SUIT ON NOTE. '
In the common pleas court S. Harri
son Reed has brought suit against Ma
son R. Hotchklss to recover on a note
for $150 made payable to Doollttle Bros,
of Broadway. The plaintiff endorsed
the note in 1896.
The total liabilities are placed at $2,
656.78, all unsecured and the assets con
sist of personal clothing of the value of
$60. The petitioner makes no schedule
of his belongings. -,-
CITY COURT CASES.
George Bentley and Leo T. Patrick,
two negroes, who hail from Virginia,
, .were in the city court yesterday charg
! ed with drunkenness and breach of the
peace. Judge Bishop fined each man $5
, on- the drunk charge and $25 for the
, breach of the peace.
I James Watson, charged with trespass,
i gave satisfactory evidence that he in
tended no harm by his intrusion into
the ifoom! of his lady love during her
absence, and had judgment suspended.
Ferdinand Prurog was' fined $3 for
breaking the peace and -Was allowed to
go on the drunk charge. '
John J. Hart was seen peeping into
windows on Wooster etreet Thursday
by Detective Ward, who arrested him.
Hart's action was .explained by tenants
in the house who knew of his presence
and the court suspended Judgment
Mary Daley, out of jail Thursday last,
went back again yesterday for thirty
John Valentine and Michael Allman,
two unfortunates, charged with idle
ness, told the oourt very straight stories
of their troubles and he suspended
Angelo Scanamozza, arrested for
breach of the peace and drunkenness,
paid costs and his charges were nolled.
Robert Labovitch and Charles Labo
vitch, breach of the peace, continued
until November 29.
John Kelley, a sixteen-year-old boy,
charged with idleness, had his case
continued until November 29.
Charles I. Dorman and Thomas Jen
nings, were each charged with drunk
enness and theft. Jennings was found
guilty on each count He, was fined $7
and given thirty days for the theft, and
given thirty days for being drunk. Dor
man was discharged on both counts.
Michael Downey was fined $5 and will
pay $7.29 for getting drunk.
Peter Belchinger got drunk and as
saulted Michael Donbroskl. He was as
sessed $1 on the first count and $5 on
James Eagan, breach of the peace,
judgment suspended. " - 1 f
Patrick Lynch appropriated a saloon
keeper's overcoat, and was given ten
days and fined $7 for theft ,
SIXTH ANNUAL MASQUERADE
Given Thursday Evening by the High :
wood Fire Department. '
The sixth annual masquerade ball of
the Highwood volunteer fire depart
ment was given at their hall In High-
wood on Thursday evening. - The hall
was filled to overflowing. The,, cos
tumes worn were beautiful and the
best ever seen in Highwood at an event
of this kind. The lady's prize ; was
awarded to Miss Susie Kelley of this
city, who impersonated the Goddess of;
Liberty, while Louis Hertllng of this
city, who Impersonated a tramp, : took
the gentleman's prize. Twenty-four
numbers were on the programme. The
msuic was furnished by McAullffe's or
chestra. During intermission refresh
ments were served. Among those pres
ent were: Misses Julia, Margaret and.
Ida Finch, Helen and Katherlne Can
non, Susie Kelley and Miss Berry, and!
Messrs. Dwight Conger, Thomas Car
ter, William Jones, Harry Jones, ';
George Brown, Jacob Simon, and many
A large number of people viewed tha
remains of the young man who was
killed by being hit by a train on the
railroad trestle at West Haven Thurs
day, but all were unable to identify htm.
His remains will be kept for a few daysv
and then if unidentified he will ba
burled by the town.