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POLICE WILL COMPEL
SANE CELEBRATION -OF
IN NEW BRITAIN
New Britain, July 2. A prophet is
not without honor in his own coun
try especially if he Is one of the
world's most daring- aviators and
comes from New Britain.
Charles K. Hamilton, famous air
pilot who recently flew from New
York to Philadelphia, calls this city
"home," and has consented to show
the home folks today what he learned
since the day he ' tried to fly over his
father's shed with an umbrella.
The man-bird came here from Nash
ville, Tenn., where he instructed Uni
ted States Army men how to use the
aeroplane in war, to aid New Bri
tain charities. In Walnut Hill Park
the scene of the aviator's flight, 100,
000 persons from all over New Eng
land It Is estimated, watched Ham
ilton dive, dip, turn and cut the s va
pors that have made him reckless
during his flight this afternoon.
Today Hamilton hinted that he
might make a flight -to New Haven
and WllUmantic. "Hamilton Day" is
the first aviation meet ever held In
I CAPTAIN KILLED,
(SpeciaJ. from United Press.) -St.
Louis. July 2 Fire Captain M. J.
Lyons was killed. Herman Fiker. a
laborer. Injured, and three firemen se
riously cut and bruised today in a Are
which destroyed the Waters-Pierce Oil
Company's storage and shipping sta
tion here. Fiker died later. The
J loss was nearly $300,000.
The aggregate value of building
operations In this city during the first
quarter of the fiscal year ending June
SI. as compared with the same
months In 1909, is $79,000 less. The
total number of permits given was
232 against 238 a year ago but there
f were more garages and fewer homes
J built during the quarter. The aggre-
gate value of the permits ' issued In
1909 was $878,278.
'fSTcDONAIiD. In this city, June 30,
1910, Elizabeth, wife of Augustine
i Friends are invited to attend
' -the funeral from ner late residence,
East Main sfreet, on Sunday,
July 3, at 1 p. m.
.'- Interment at Derby, Conn, a
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3 YAL.E-IIARVARD BASEBALi,
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the Yale-Harvard Ball Game
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IF YOU ARE TO BE A
; BRIDE THIS MONTH SEE
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! tinr n poltshinr tools.
HUGHES & CHAPMAN,
tOO STRATFORD AVENUE,
ption Conncstloa. R It tf
Tlio Congress Stroc!
Seill receive at their office, 38 Sterling
Btreet, at 12 o'clock noon, Thursday,
July 7th, 1910, proposals for the tak
ing down and removing the three
story brick building at 38 Sterling
Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
SAFE AND SANE FOURTH
The improved "Sparkler" fifteen minutes of fire
works for 5c. These are sold for this low price at
JACKSON'S BOOKSHOP, 986-988 MAIN STREET
PAID) IN. FULL, Next Week;
I In Statement to Press May
or Buckingham Tells What
Steps He Has Taken to
When asked this morning how he
thought the Glorious Fourth should be
celebrated Mayor Buckingham said:
'I am thoroughly in accord with the
conviction which is steadily growing
throughout the country that the pres
ent method of celebrating the Fourth
of July must be modified and prob
ably eventually abandoned. The ob
servance of this anniversary by the
mere making of noise vand the dis
charge of nerve racking explosives is
senseless and illogical, when consid
ered in connection with the occasion
which the day commemorates.
"After every Fourth of July celebra
tion the list of casualties and loss to
property is frightful. The only won
der is that the practice has been per
mitted to go along all these years un
challenged by any. effective opposition.
Other cities have already made consid
erable progress toward a more fitting
and rational observance' of the day.
They have parades In which different
organizations in the city and the
school children take part and which
contain historical floats typifying dif
ferent events in the country's ast.
They also have other exercises con
ducted in a majiner appropriate to the
occasion and in the evening a public
display of fireworks, under adeauate
"The time at my disposal this year,
since my election, has been too short
to attempt to prepare any official or
public celebration of the day. I
know that any deep seated custom,
such as the practice in vogue of ob
serving the Fourth, will be slowly dis
lodged, but I hope next year to lay
the foundation for the celebration in
the future of July 4 in a rational and
safe manner. . All that we can hope
to do this year is to keep the danger
to life and limb and to property down
to the minimum. I mean by this,
that all that we can do is to limit the
celebration to the latitude ajlowed by
the law ana keep the celebration with
in the restrictions of the ordinances
and the statutes.
"I have asked the superintendent of
police to have his men make a deter
mined effort to see 'that the law is
strictly enforced and to warn his men
that no laxity should be permitted
through mere sentiment. All offenders
should be arrested. The law limits
the time within which fireworks and
explosives may be discharged, and
provides that It shall not be done be
fore 4 o'clock on the morning of the
Fourth and not later than 11 o'clock
on the night of the Fourth. , The su
perintendent hag assured me that a
strong enrort will be made to limit the
celebration to these hours. He will
also make arrests for the placing of.
explosives on the car tracks.
"This latter Is a very dangerous
practice on account of the sudden
shock that it gives to a nervous per
son riding in a street car. The chief
of the fire department is also exerting
his efforts to confine the use of explo
sives and fireworks within the limita
tion of the law. I- sincerely, trust
that all thoughtful citizens v will co-
operatewith the authorities in enforc
Ing the law and in thus promoting the
comfort of the people in the . commun
ity and in lessening the danger. to life
and to property." ; .
DR. E. P. GREGORY
LEAVES FOR WEST
Well Known Practitioner
May Spend Rest of His
Days In California ,
Dr. H P. Gregory, one of the fore
most medical practitioners of this city,
left this forenoon for San Francisco,
to which point he will do direct via the
Lehigh Valley to Buffalo, the Michigan
Central to Chicago, and the Sante Fe
Limited to the Pacific slope. Before
leaving here today the doctor bade
good bye to many of his friends.' His
stay in California is?a matter of an
indefinite nature. He has a sister in
San Francisco and a brother in Ba-
kersfield, Cal., the latter a prosperous
publisher. It may be that Doctor
Gregory will decide to pass the rest of
his days in the Golden State, in which
event his numerous friends hereabouts
will unite in wishing him a loner and
happy sojourn in the land where all
that is sweet and pleasing in nature
Diooms tne whole year round.
During his more active years as . a
practitioner Dr. Gregory enjoyed a
most lucrative practice in this city,
and before coming here. In Milford and
Waterbury. He is a Homeopath and
one of the best known disciples of that
school of medicine in the New Eng
land States. He is a senior- member
of the American Institute of Homeo
pathy, and after a week's stay in San
Francisco he leaves for Los Angeles
wnere ne attends the coming conven
tion of the institute.
Dr. Gregory has been practicing for
upwards of 40 years. He comes of
old Yankee stock, his ancestors having
been among the original settlers of
Fairfield county , up Danbury and
Bethel way. - Should: be decide to
make his future home In California it
is not unlikely that he will reside in
Bakersfleld. He has taken with him
his valuable medical library which he
is to present to his nephew who is soon
to graduate in medicine.
Bids Asked for to
Remove Building By
The Congress Street Bridge Com
mission announces in an advertise
ment on page 2 of today's Farmer
that it will receive until Thursday,
July 7 at noon proposals for the tai
ing down and removal of the threa
story brick building at 38 Sterling
street. For full particulars rpa an.
NEGROES IN SOUTH
White Residents Are Appre
hensive of What May Oc
cur If Johnson Wins
Washington, July 2. In sections of
the south where the race question is
a vital issue and in many cities along
the "borderland", ' the Jeff-Johnson
fight has taken, on an aspect of the
utmost seriousness and apprehension
is felt today as to the result, if the
negro wins. Negroes throughout the
south are intensely interested In the
fight and eagerly grasp such phrases
from the newspapers as the "struggle
for the supremacy of the race", et.
"Why, some of these young negroes
now are so proud that it is hard to
get along with them." said one south
erner, "but If Jeff should be beaten
by Johnson, they . will be crowding
white "women off the sidewalks, and
there are plenty of towns where such
an action as that would cause deplor
"It's hard for me to form an onin.
ion," . said a southern Representative.
"I think that the white man who
would deliberately get- into 'a ring
to fight a negro deserves to be beaten
to death If Jeff is defeated most
southerners will say he got was com
ing to him. On the other hand thev
will deeply regret that the negroes
should be stirred up to an absurd and
dangerous exultation in the belief that
tne supremacy, of the black over the
white has been established."
Among the negro office ' holders in
this . city Johnson Is receiving great
support tnougn so rar but little bet
ting has been recorded. '
Chicago, July 2. Several ? thousand
dollars was bet here today at 10 to7,
on the Jeffries-Johnson fight, the
wnite man ruling favorite.
TO RECOVER FROM
Judge Howard J. Curtis in the Su
perior Court has found for the plain
tiff to recover $11,925 and costs in
tne suit of William and Alan Hawley
of New York against their sister.
Jennie M. Hawley Levee of New Ca
naan, according to a decision render
ed this morning. Prior to 1905 the
two brothers advanced to their sister
about $9,000 in notes. These notes
the sister claimed were gifts. The
court nnds tnat the three lived in
accord, mutual trust and confidence
up to 1905. The sister kept house
for her brothers, who in turn gave
her various sums of money. The
court finds that if the estate of the
mother had been divided at the time
of her death, the sister would have
received an equal share with the
brothers, less the $9,000 advanced to
her through them. The court finds
that the brothers held the notes
against their sister in case something
should happen. As has been shown,
something did happen, for the sister
eloped, with one Louis Levee, an
aeronaut, though the brothers never
had expected such an occurrence,
as the sister had passed the half cen
tury mile stone.
PREFERRED POOL ROOM
TO AUTOMOBILE RIDES
Despairing of training up her son
in the right direction, Mrs. Charles
Valentine, 2093 Main street, wife of
foreman for the Naugatuck Valley Ice
Co., turned 15 years old Raymond
Valentine over to the police ' last
night. . Today he was arraigned in
court, cnargea with being an incorri
Mrs. Valentine said she and her
nusDana sent him to a private school,
had an automobile for him to-eniov.
and gave him everything he could
wish, yet he persisted in absenting
mm irom scnooi ana noiamg forth in
After a few hours in a cell the
youth appeared to realize his nlierht.
and he promised Judge Wilder if he
was given an opportunity he would
ao better. Probation Officer Canfleld
was directed to become the boy's
Causes Arrest of
Edward Benham,670 William street.
aged 27, was arrested in the office of
Attorney George Farley, Meigs build
ing, this afternoon on complaint of
Farley s pretty stenographer, Eliza
beth Solen 313 Jane street.
Miss Solen had complained to the
police several times that Benham had
been forcing his attentions upon her.
and Benha mwas warned at nolice
neaaquarters early tnis week that if
he persisted in annoying Miss Solen
he would be arrested.
This afternoon Miss Solen's brother
called Patrolman Taylor from the
street, and he found Benham in the
office. On the strength of Miss So
len's story he was charged with as
sault and breach of the peace, and
NEW BRITAIN '
(Special from United Press.)
New Britain, July 2 A portion of
the large crowd that came on here to
day to see Charles K. Hamilton do his
stunts in the air saw the locals walk
off with the first game of a double bill
wll Holyoke, 12-4. Six pitchers were
used, three by each, the visiting heav
ers being pounded for 18 hits. The
New Britain. 4001 3220 12181
Holyoke. 100120000 4113
Batteries: Parker, Moore. Browne
and Kufiange; Goodwin, Ruell. Leon
ardi and Schneider.
ROOSTER RIVER BRIDGE.
Work was started this mornlnsr ud
on the concrete work of the Roosts
river bridge which Toole & Sunderlin
. 1 11 J M .1 .it i . .
is to uuiiu. lur me .-ny in orooKiawn
PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSES.
The Bridgeport Public Librarv anfl
reading room will be" closed, Monday,
following out the usual custom of th
institution on Independence Day.
LATEST PHOTOGRAPH OF JACK JOHNSON
. mwW mm
' " ' . I sf$ vj
Most Noted Experts Say
Jeffries Should Win
(Continued from Page One)
they anticipate many heat prostra
The taking of moving pictures in
this camp resolved itself Into a howl
ing farce. It - looked more like a
wine show than a heavyweight train
ing for a championship bout with
Jeff, the "hope of the white race"
being pictured with friends, celebrities
or well known sports, so that those
i not fortunate enough to be on the
ground - may know what things and
being looked like at Moana a , few
hours before the fight.
At every opportunity two contest
ants for the championship honors
hurled their combined six hundred
pounds of avoirdupois into the very
teeth of the camera, waving a stand
ard bearing the name of their brand.
Why Jeff stood for it is more than
any level headed person could under
stand. They even went so far as to
nail over the entrance to Jeffs cot-"
tage an illuminating sign -bearing the
name of the wine. While the moving
pictures of Jeff and his training
squad only were being taken the wine
sign hung over Jeff's head. It is only
fair to Jeff, however, to say that he
refused to be photographed standing
on the veranda of his cottage with
this, banner over his head.
(By Tip Wright)
. Johnson's Training Camp, Rick's Re
sort. Reno, Nev., July 2. Betting on
Monday's fight, which has been tight
up to the present time despite the
contrary reports, began to get brisk
today. Some indication of what the
Johnson followers will do and where
they stand on the betting was given
out last night when a crowd of" Jack's
admirers tried to bluff Bob Armstrong,
Jeffjries' dusky sparring partner, by
offering to bet $1,000 on Johnson at
6 1-2 to 10. Armstrong immediately
vanished, amid the jeers of his colored
brethern but the Johnson crowd lost
its jubilation and changed its tune
when Bob returned half an hour lat
er accompanied by Denver Ed Mar
tin and a thousand plunks ready to.
bet. The admirers of Johnson declin
ed to wager and the big crowd that
had gathered at the hotel hooted at
Things are pretty dull these days
around both camps, the proceedings
being enlivened only by a strong un
dercurrent of excitement. Both men
have knocked off work and Johnson
does . nothing but loaf and play the
bass viol while Jeff fishes.
Frank Gotch arrived at Jeffries
training camp last night but it is
doubtful if he will assist the boiler
maker in any way except by one or
two short wrestling bouts.
(By Roger Cornell, Chief Trainer for'
Jeffries, written ipeciany ror
the United Press.)
Jeffries Training Camp, Reno, Nev.,
July 2. Contrary to the popular be
lief there is nothing incongruous in
the statement that James J. Jeffries
will be in the best condition of his
career when he enters the ring next
Monday. There Is nothing miraculous
about it and this trite expression has
become an actual fact.
The reason for any incongruity lies
in the fact that retirement is com
monly associated with old age. Jef
fries' retirement came before he was
35 years old, before he reached the
height of physical perfection to which
some men come late. This Is proved
by the fact that Jeff is larger boned
now than he was then and that he
has developed in every manner.
Jeff has not had to "come back" in
the sense that he was a "has been"
but as a precutlon he has devoted a
year and a half to preparation for a
fight for which training would usually
last only six weeks.
Jeff will be faster Monday than In
any previous fight. His whole system
f ?Poto 'by mriea n, Prea A saoeia tlpn, J
of training has been designed to build
up his speed-and soften his muscles.
As the result of having soft muscles
he will be able to stand more punish
ment than he would if nature's armor
had been hard and rigid. With this
end in view, Jeff has actually spent
more time on the massage table than
in the zing and the result will be an
athletic masterpiece for speed and en
durance, v - - '
A " great" deal has' been " said about
Jeff's lack of boxing practice. " On
the eve of khe fight, now that secjecy
is no longer of any value, I will say
that ' Jeff has had practically double
the amount of boxing and massage
that the public has heard of. For sev
eral weeks past and on every day
when , the crowd was disappointed in
not getting . in to see the big fellow
work, he was boxing. , Jeff . has ' been
rising at 4 a. to. and thus has been
pulling out his brother Jack and Bob
Armstrong for secret boxing. These
workouts were invariably followed by
massage, the whole proceedings being
Kept secret In order to clinch thef be
lief in Johnson's camp that Jeff was
not working as hard as necessary.
Jeff will win this fight well under
20 rounds but should the battle go be
yond that it will see Jeff carrying the
battle, so full of speed and vitality,
as to surprise all except his most in
COLOR LINE DRAWN.
Birmingham, Ala., July 2. In order
that there shall be no chance of a
race war following next Monday's
Caucasian-Ethiopian contest at Reno,
Mayor O'Brien today issued an order
that negroes and whites shall not be
permitted to congregate In the same
places to. hear the news of the fight.
Bulletins are to be received in a num
ber of amusement parks, theatres and
balls and the mayor tdday warned the
managers "that they must not permit
the races to mix. Each must be
either a white or a black crowd, de
clared the mayor. .
HOW THE' PURSE
WILL BE DIVIDED."
It has been known for many
months that . Jeffries and Johnson
would battle for a purse of $101,000.
The articles of agreement call for a
division of this purse on the basis of
75 per cent, to the winner and 25 per
cent, to the loser. Regarding the
matter Rickard said:
"Absolutely, and upon my word as
a man, as the word is understood in
Nevada, there Is a $100,000 purse for
which Jeffries and Johnson will fight.
Furthermore, this purse is to be split
75 and 25, as called for by the arti
cles of agreement. There is not and
never was any agreement between
the two fighters to divide the purse
in equal parts, win, lose or draw.
"Ever since the articles were sign
ed in New Jersey each man has been
confident that he would be the win
ner, and for that reason was not will
ing to split even when he believed
that he could get the big end of the
purse by simply defeating the other
man. Both men have been put to
big expense in preparing for this
fight and naturally desire to make
all they can out of it, and I know as
the one who has been closest in touch
with both of them that at ' no time
has there been a desire to evenly
divide the purse. Each one wants
and expects to win three-quarters of
it for himself." .
The roadway on the south side of
Fairfield avenue between the railroad
viaduct and Ash creek bridge will be
opened to the public tomorrow.
Work of rebuilding the north side
of the roadway will be commenced
on Tuesday. Director Kenny will
probably oil the road to keep it in
Oil will be placed on Noble avenue
from Berkshire avenue to Beardsley
Park commencing on Tuesday. M. H.
Ford has the contract for spreading
mm Kate mt., TlrZlfl mtimmm ul 9m mtmI
Saturday, July 2, 1910.
Independence Day, Monday, the store will be closed
all day. From then till Labor Day, the store will close zb
5, except Saturday, when the closing-hour is 10.
Your flag and my flag,
And how it flies today
In your land and my land
And half a world away!
Rose-red and blood-red .
The stripes forever gleam;
Snow-white and soul-white
The good forefathers dream;
Sky-blue and true-blue with stars to gleam aright
The gloried guidon' of the day; a shelter through the night.
Your flag and my flag! ; .
And, oh, how much it holds ,
Your land and my land
Secure within its folds!
Your heart and: my heart ;
Beat quicker at the sight; , ' v '
Sun-kissed and wind-tossed
Red arid blue and white.
The one flagthe great flag the flag for me and you
Glorified all else beside the red and white and blue I
Your flag andmy flag!'- ' T r ; feOU
To every star and stripe
The drums beat as hearts beat i
And fifers shrilly pipe!
Your flag and my flag!
A blessing in the sky; .
Your hope and my hope
It never hid a lie!
Home land and far land and. half the world around,
Old Glory hears our glad saiute and ripples to the sound!
V?. D. Nesblt.
!''" , . .
THE HOWLAND DRY GOODS CO.
IN RAGE RIOT
(Special from United .Press.)
Mendenhall, Miss., July 2 Eight men,
six negroes and two white men, have
been killed in the race riots about
Men rJ.n Via 11 marked vesterdav by the
shooting and lynching of a negro nam
ri siclffp.r and - the beatinsr of two
other negroes by a mob of whites who
rinimftfi siciirer naa snieiaea dim
Wrndv. a neerro. acculed of killing Du-
ther Buckley, a white man.
The trouble nas aeveiopea into a
regular warfare today. ' The whites
oa niiraiilncr. n. can sr of nearroes head
ed by Brady, through the swamps.
The trouble has now lasted for four
days. On Thursday one of the white
men, whose, name has not yet been
learned, was shot from ambush while
coomhlnv -fnr Rraflv. The nnrsnit
continued unabated today and. other
killings are expected.
NEW YORK GASPING
(Special from United Press.)
New Yorte July 2. Following a
sweltering night during which the
mercury registered 85 and the per
centage of humidity was the highest
for the summer, New York awoke to
day gasping, witn no prospects for
an immediate change. The parks,
roofs, fire-escapes and beach resorts
were turned into camping places last
night where thousands tried vainly
to sret refreshing sleep. The humid
atmosphere caused more . suffering
than when the mercury was hovering
about tne nunared mark and the
emergency hospitals and regular in
stitutions all reported cases of pros
Five deaths, mrectly due to the
heat, had been reported to the police
early today and many of the nrostra-
tions were recorded as "very seri
ous." The fact that it was the beginning
of a three day holiday helped some
The Weather Fair tonight and to-
morrow, possibly showers.
what. Trains leaving the city to'day
were jammed and the railroads, that
maintain a service to the beach re- ;
sorts, carried regular trains with a -number
of trailers following to carry
away the crowds. It was estimated
by Police Captain Michael Galvln,
commanding the Coney Island pre
cinct, that more than 60,000 spent
the night on the sands at the beach
resort. With the certainty that - the .
weather would continue hot and the
weather observer declaring that only '
thunderstorms (and the prospect of
them remote) would interfere with
three days of pleasure, the proprie
tors of every beach resort within 60
miles of this city prepared to reap a I
harvest that would make up for thmi
vast amounts lost by the wet spring:
season. ; ,V ; -
All the exchanges were closed to
day and will remain closed until July .
5th, and many of the big stores also
shut down to give their employes a
Jhree days' rest.
all the week of the Greatest
Medical Discovery of the age.
An instant relief for headache,
neuralgia, sciatic rheumatism,
Hamilton's Money Sav
ing Drug Store'
Corner Main and State Streets
WANT ADS. CENT A WORD'