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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. SATURDAY, .TUNE 18, 1904.
3C 311 'btrawf lats and OiitingShirts urn. A CORSPELTE of all the NEW FADS. Just the right things for summer wear. . . . . . . . . L 3 50 Cents to $3. " ; 1 05 BANK STREET. , ' Coolest and best lighted store In Waterbury. HUNDREDS MISSING. Tr'aDE CO.D. Dropped Dead In Sullcy , GOSHEN, N. , June 18. B. H. Tuthlll, a wealthy retired sett captain, dropped dead from his sulky on Goshen 'Driving track after 1 winning a fast heat in: 2:18 with his unmarked colt Mnll-Jayhawker. He was in the best of spirits when the race was pro posed by a number of other trainers. Just after passing : the -wire he turned in his sulky and remarked to George O. Smith that the time was fa.st. As the captain turned to the front again he fell dead. - ; More Tban at Jlttndred Dead. SANTIAGO, Cuba, June 18. The re cent fall of fourteen inches of rain in five hours accompanying a hurricane has resulted in the death of more than ' a hundred persons, xne most severe loss was at the village of El Cobre, - where about r 6lxty persons were ' drowned. The river rose instantly, de stroying the lower part of the village. Bodies were carried eight miles to the bayj Thirty bodies were recovered. ; . restdeiit at Hyde Park Wedding. HYDE PARK, N. Y., June 18. The president, Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ca rew were present at the Padding of the president's niece. Miss Helen Roosevelt, to Theodore Douglas. Robin son here today. They arrived at Hyde Park about 11:30 this " morning and will start on the return trip tonight. It is their intention to spend Sunday with Attorney Xxeneral Knox at'Valley Forge, Pa. The president's train will teave Valley Forge early Monday morn lnif for Washington. .; J ,; "y Exploiion on a ..Trolley Car. NEW YORK, June 18 Thrown into 1 panic by a loud explosion, accompa nied by a bliading flash of flame 'that jieemed to envelop the entire car for an tnstant as the fuse blew out, "twenty jien and women jumped or were push ed from an open trolley car on Fulton treet, Brooklyn, last night. Nine per sons were severely Injured. v. - AdTRDce Ii Behind Time. - PANAMA. June 18. Considerable anxiety, is fait here about the steamer Advance, Captain Corrsing, which left New York cn June 9 and was due at Colon on Wednesday noon. The steam- er has not yet been sighted, and it is feared she may have met the recent tar clone off Cuba and. been disabled. Stlabea'a Corpus -Fr )3eaTeri. . , NEW YORK, June 18. George W. Beavers, ' the former postofuce official, who is under indictment i Kings coun ty for. receiving bribes, was before Judge Thomas in the United states district court in Brooklyn on a writ of habeas corpus secured by his attor neys to prevent him being taken, to Washington on an 'indictment found there , for a similar offense. Judge Thomas reserved decision. Steamer Ohio All re; SEATTLE, Wash., June 18. The steamer Ohio took fire and wa dam aged to the extent of ?25,00O. The flames were confined by flooding the ship with water to a single compart ment in the after part of the ship. The fire originated in the steerage, but in vestigation has failed to 'reveal the cause. Chlcnjpo Employer Declare War. ; CHICAGO, June 18. The Employers' Association of Chicago has set May 1, 1905, as the date for a general contest with the Teamsters' union. A resolution .carrying this depision, recently passed by the executive board, has just been made public Sloenm Disaster Victims Still at Bo1t ' torn of the Sound. NEW YORK, June 18. Before Coro ner Joseph J. Berry a deck hand on the General Slocum said that flames were first discovered among hay and barrels used n packing glasses and that when the hose was unrolled it kinked so; badly that it burst when water , was turned on. v ' When the fire was discovered, the deck hand testified, the boat was at Blackwell's Island opposite Eighty sixth street- ::- '' ; . ' ; According to the" chief engineer, who is now at Catskill. the fire was not dis covered until the Slocum was off One Hundred and Thirty -eighth street. First Officer Edward Flanagan of the boat told the coroner that a hose coupling became loose, and "before: it could be tightened the passengers grew alarmed, and a fatal panic set in. Against the statement of the deck hand is the mute testimony of the stand pipe of the General Slocum, ! which was raised from the wreck and taken to the coroner's office. The valves of the pipe were closed, showing that no water was turned on. ' ' : ' . Inspector Albertson, who is in charge of the police at North Brother island, has made a sensational statement that he believed there were fuliy 500 more victims w'bose bodies have not been re covered. Of the 532 bodies recovered all but forty-four have been identified, and as. there are still hundreds missing the early hopes that those classed as missing would be found among the un identified dead are being abandoned, and Instead it is thought that"' the bot tom of the sound harbors many Inbre bodies. r The number of bodies recovered so 'far is 562; identified, 518; unidentified, 44; missing, 46G; lives lost (estimated), 1.028. George B. Cortelyou, secretary of the department of commerce and labor, who is in this city,, said that President Roosevelt had directed 'that a rigid in vestigation be made. R. G. Dun & Co. Report Merchants ; Reilnclng Stocks. NEW YORK, June 18. R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: Industry suffers from an epidemic of ultra conservatism, emanating appar ently from the theory that a season of depression must come every ten years, while the coincidence of a presidential election furnishes another precedent. As a result stocks of merchandise have been reduced? railway traffic Is les'sen id, preparations for future business are curtailed, and , less money is dls-' tributed in the form of wages, while those having capital to invest confine their attention to the highest classes of bonds or hold back for still lower se curity prices. Liabilities of commercial failures thus far reported for June aggregated $4,151,108, of which $1,854,762 were in manufacturing, $1,879,304 in trading and $410,952 in other commercial lines. Failures .' this week numbered 257- in the United States against 213 last year and 10 In Canada compared with 24 a year ago. . " .... ... , v ...I . ii i i '-'. ti TO AWE THE TU RK. GR0GM' BEST MAN. Former lioVernor Nash Dylnjdr. CQLUMBUS, p., June 18 Former Governor , George K. Nash is moribund, being kept alive cr.Ir ; by powerful stimulants. He Is conscious only at in tervals. ,;. The physicians have inform ed Judge Nash that4he cannot recover. ' : Dowle Sailed For New York. " LIVERPOOL, June , 38. John Alex ander Dowle, accompanied by his wife and son, has sailed on board the Cu nard line steamer Lucania "for New York. .'- - Twentr-tTvo Thousand May Strike. WILKESBARRE, Pa., June 18. Troubles "between, the operators and mine workers in the anthracite region may cause the declaration of strikes affecting 22,000 mine workers, a .situa tion more serious than the region has experienced since the strike pf 1902. ' Riot In Railroad Camp. ' BLOOMINGTON,1 Ind., June 18 In a riot here between bosses and work men at the McCann railroad camp on the Indianapolis Southern ' railroad, five miles from here, two unknown ne groes were shot. The sheriff and dep uties have left for the scene. ' American Fleet Will Visit the East to Support Mr. Lelshmann. WASHINGTON, June 18 The Amer ican battleship squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Barker, has sailed from Lisbon on a visit to the ports of Greece and Austria. . ;.. ; It is reported that after spending a few weeks there Admiral Barker will be re-enforced by the European squad ron under Rear . Admiral Jewell, and this formidable fleet will pay a visit to Turkish 'waters. '.'about the time M. Leishmann, the American . minister, takes up in earnest again his negotia tions with the porte to insure for Americans In Turkey the same rights as are enjoyed by citizens of some priv ileged European nations. : :-. - r- Van Wyclt Strnclc It IUeh. NEW YORK, June 18 Friends of former Mayor Robert A. Yan Wyck, who sails for Europe o the Campania, have learned why he has snapped his 'fingers at . politics, Ignored the St. Louis convention, to which he is a del egate, and Is going abroad for a vaca tion of many months. ' The explanation is a remarkable streak of luck in Wall street which has made him $1,200,000 richer. Kigh Prlce'of Beef. , ' NEW YORK, June IS. There was no change in the wholesale prices of beet at 1Z- to 15 cents, but in trade circles it Was stated that the indica tions were for higher rates next week. Agents of the western packers were advising butcheis to buy now, because they said "they conld not promise cur rent rates later; Retail prices are from 20 to 26 cents. ? Bryan at World's Fair. ST. LOUIS, June 18 William J. Bryan, accompanied by former Gov ernor John E.f Osborne of tWyoming,; has visited-the fair. . When asked his opinion of the ; fair he said, "IKave only just reached here, but I have seen enough to know that It is a great, big thing." He "declared that his. call was purely social and without political sig nificance. i ; v . o o o It's a stro 35 to 50 pq BAR1 Dngr incentive for you to attend a sale when you'know positively that you can save r cent by so doing, and that's just what you can do in THIS BARGAIN SALE. SAIN oys wits. 1 99c, SI.25, $1.75 AND $2.25. Suits that are not only smart and distinctive in cut, 'but witji wear-resisting1 powers that will be a joy tp 'xn others of romping- boys. pritig Jackets. Jackets that we have formerly sold for $3 and $5. IN TiilST.ALEFOR $1,50. You must come early If you want one of these Bargains. Other Jackets of better grade at equally low prices. ' WE WILL EXCHANGE THIS COUPON FOR $1.00 IN CASH WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF $5.00 AND, OVER. THIS OFFER HOLDS GOOD UNTIL MONDAY, JUNE THE 20th. - v On all of oar high class. TAILORED , ,' SUITS for Men and Youths. No one should overlook this opportunity of procuring one. They Arc of This Season's Gut and Make. SIZES AND MATERIALS TO SUIT ALL Lot- Of All Wool Golf FORMERLY SOLD AT $2 AND $3.00. TO CLOSE OUT IN THIS SALE At 49c. .en's Pants. Goods carried from last season and some broken lots of thjs seassn, which we want to close out . At One-Third, an j One-Half of Regular Price. "these goods and others can be , ' ' had on e z terms. Ladies and Misses . $5,00 TO $15.00. , UitS These Suits are our own make, all of this seaso'h's designs, materials, style, color, and sizes to. suit the most sceptical one. ilk Waists. $1.99 TO $4,99. FORMERLY $3,50 TO $8.50. Wrappers and Peti Skirts at 1-3 less than their regular price. . Millinery, Men's Hats and all others to numerous to mention, at equally low prices. Custom of Attendance Is of Scottish. Origin. It may be a surprise to somes people to know that the phrase "best man" the bridegroom's nearest attendant is of Scottish origin. In the north, also, tne principal bridesmaid used to be called the "best maid." Neither ex pression , has much to recommend it. It is. a great pity, indeed, that ' best man, - an unintelligent antf in itself meaningless phrase, should haA'e so completely ousted from our common eyeryday speech the good old English name of "brideman" , or "bridesman." Another ' old , name is . "groomsman' and in days , gone by the bridegroom was attended, not by one friend, but several, who were known as the bride men or groomsmen. The term nest man" came into use, presumably to in dicate the one of ''th'ese who took the lead in performing their various duties and wag in closest attendance on the bridegroom. In recent years the cus tom of havinc groomsmen has been oc casionally revived, but it has not be come general. At a fashionable wed ding, four or five years ago, the bride was content with five bridesmaids and two pages, whereas the bridegroom -was supported by io fewer than nine gxoomsmen. " ' ..' . But at the present time such an ar ray has by .no means the same mean ing, nor are" those attendant friends of so much ..use as in days of old. Y The forerunner of the brideman was tae brldeleader, whose duty it was to bring the bride to the bridegroom. In most countries where the rear or pre tended capture of, the bride 'was an es sential par of the ceremony, and wherever traces of the very ancient , custom of bride capture existed, the friend cr friends of the bridegroom had ' the important office of capturinsc the lady and bringing her to her lord. In one of , Dryden's plays there is the line "Betwixt . her guards she seemed by bridemen led," and Brand tells us 'ithat' at any ojd English weddine the bridegroom was led to the ennrch be tween two maids, and the bride by two young men. holding her by the arms as if unwilling. This was evidently a survival of tho idea of capture. m ; The same idea, somewhat more . 3 gnised, can be traced in ' the custom -hich - " hot unknown at old f asa ioned weddings less than a century ago, in the north of England and in the west of Scotland.1 of thp bride jrroom's "best man" escorting the bride to the church. ' It hag been disputed, naturally, whether the groom's nearest friend was chosen ias escort with the, idea of protecting the ladv from seiz ure by others, or whether he might be regarded as the leader in the act of capture. But whichever idea lay at the back of the practice, it was clearly a survival connected with the custom ?f marriage by capture. Iater, the bride men ha d various function 16 perforin, which have now become obsolete. There was still a trace of the capture idea in the old duty at one time as signed to the brideman of givina: the bride away. He led her to the chhrch and thm acted the part now Siled by the Wly's father or other near male relative. ' ' : In the old seventeenth century ballad of the 'Golden Glove," which used to be a great favorite at rural gatherings in all parts of the country in the old, unsophisticated days, before the melan choly monstrosities of the modern mu sic hall had driven the genuine old English, ballads and songs- out of use and memory--in this ballad there are the lines which allude to . the custom named: . "Thought you had been at the wed dins.. sae cried, v "To .wait on the square and give, him his bride.'' , r And it has been pointed out that the same custom may be hinted at in the marriage service rubric "The minister receiving the woman at her father's or I friend's hands.'.' '.' . , I Among tae Shropshire peasantry, in J quite recent years - something ' of the ; oM custpm seems to hai-e - prevailed. ' Miss Bnrne in her delightful book on j "Shropshire Ixre"-' says ,that at the 1 weddings in humble -life the bride's I father is seldom and her mother never present. As a "rule. ''.the only compan ion to church of the bride and groom are the best man ,aad the: bridesmaid. Ill such circumstances it isv obvious that the lady must J;-e fclven away by her lover's friend, on whose arm she has walked to the church. A still more curious thing is that it-is consid erpd Jncky. Miss . Burne tells u.s, for either the best man or the bridesmain to be alrea'dy married. "I have recent ly seen," she writes. " a married wo ! nrnn noting as 'bridesmaid!' " .Less I than twenty years ago a Newport newspaper . desfribinsr a village wed ding, said that Mr and Mrs So-and-so of 'accompanierl ' the . h?ippy connie and performed the offices ' of best mam and br'desmnid respectively." Another 'oTrt function of the; bride men or; bridrsquires." as , they.-, were sometimes, 'called was to carry .a round' ' the cakp," and the brideowl. The Vbridebowl. or sup, was handed round at a weeding, so that the 'friend might dr.ink the health of the newly married pairr-a clnd Of loving-cup ceremony. But .before the proceedings had reached this pleasant point it had been we duty of the bridemen to lift the bride oarer'" the threshold. This is an ancient and widesnread custom, the mean'ng of which has caxised much shedding of ink. In the ivest of Scotland of old, sa-s Mr Napier, in his book on the f ol lore of that rerion, "the threshold of i the house was disenchanted by charms ; and" by ; anointing it with certain unc tuous perfumes,! but as it was consid ered unlucky for the wife to tread upon the threshold when first entering er House, she ' was v lifted over it and seated ipon a piece 'of wood, a sym: bol of domestic Industry." . The custom is not confined to Euro pean peoples, for a somewhat analo gous practice exists in China ? where the bride is Carried to the house by a matron, and at the door Is lifted over a pan of- charcoal. Apart from mar--riage, even in this country, there are folk who are careful on entering a house to step over and not on the threshold. There is a world of lore, Indeed; surrounding the subject of the threshold into which we cannot enter. The modern best man may feel thankful that his duties are not so I onerous as those of his predecessors of long ago, nor need he trouble to be on his guard against unlucky omens or on the watch to propitiate the un certain goddess, Fate. London Globe. LOOK AT THESE COMBINATIONS. 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East Main and Cherry streets. , , ; ' HEAD OF CROMWELL 33-35 Bast a in Street oriel IS Phoenix Ave. Paternal Duty. "Blank is a very effeminate sort of felloyr, isn't he?' , y : "Yes; you see, his wife, is such a strong minded personage that he feels It incumbent upon him to preserve' tiw fine balance of the family for the sake of tlie chosen." Detroit Free Press. Englishmen in Quandary as to What v to, do With Skull. Cromwell's body, after suffering various indignities at the nanus of the royalists, was"4 buried at the foot of the gallows at Tyburn. His head, however, after being above ground for two and a half centuries, now threat ens (to become the center oi a discus sion on the desirability or otherwise of a belated burial. i " Writing to the editor of Truth, "A colonial and iruperialisnt" says: "1 suggest that it is time to reverently I bury tnis portion or tne remains or a very 'great. Englishman, and 1 feel cer tain that this opinion will be shared by our fellow countrymen and women, as also by Americans." The writer mentions that the head is in the cus tody of S. F. Wilkinson of Seal, near Sevenoaks, and Truth commenting on this, says that if it could be decided that the head in possession of Mr Wil kinson belonged to the protector the suggestion in the letter would be sup ported by the whole English speaking world. , The evidence of the head's identity courteously offered yesterday by Mr Wilkinson to a "representative of the Daily Mail was complete and .convinc ing. .' : ''.;.';'.' . - "In 1661," he said, "the body of Cromwe'l was exhumed from its rest ing place in Henry VH's chapel In Westminster abbey, and the head, to gether with those of Ireton and Brad shaw struck off and impaled on. spikes, placed on the roof of Westminster hall. Twenty-five years later a senti nel on the ramparts saw the head fall down during a storm. He hid It under his cloak, ; and, taking it home, con cealed it in his chimney. Owing to the -hue and cry that followed, he did not dispose of It, but told his wife and daughter about It on his deathbed. They sold it to a branch of the Cam bridgeshire Russells, who were con nected with Cromwell's family, four Russells having married four Crom wells. The last of the Russells to own the head was Samuel, who is describ ed as being a very poor comedian.' Samuel exhibited it to all comers in Clare market' at 2s 6d a head. He ran into debt, however, to James Cox, a ri val showman, to whom he disposed of it for 118. Cox then disposed of It to three men, all of whom died suddenly, and the friend of the last survivor sold It to my grandfather nearly a cen tury ago. Then Mr Wilkinson produced . docu ments, the most curious being th actual deed between Samuel Ros&cl and James Cox, in ' which the forru relinquished all ' claim on the he-" promising in quaint legal phraseolov not to interfere with Cox in the e joyment of the same. "I only got th rive or six years ago, said the guiu dian of the relic. "It was' sent to m by a lady, who said that, as I had tL , head, I ought to have the deed." Then with due solemnity, the grins head of the lord protector itself was produced. Within an outer case of polished elm lay, the original oaken casket, black wi&i age, into, which it was. first placed L!y the Russells. Ua locking this' inner box Mr Wilkinson revealed a mass of red and black eillr, from . which he took the grim head ct the Curse of Ireland?' The brown-skinned head is still pierced by the pike which bore It on Westminster hall. The point,, attenu ated by. rust and exposure, . emerg-e & from the , top of the skull slightly to the right of the center. The liidr which owes its present light yellow color to the embalming fluid, wet cropped then, by the roistering com panions of Samuel Russell for souve nirs of the dead. . The embalming was so ' excellent that the eyelids, -tongue ami I'osc a iv still perfect. Hie noso is flattened to the right ! side of tl: : face presumably by the clumsy heads man, who did not use a proper block. Two teeth still remain In the ja.w. arid convincing evidence of tha skull's . authenticity the famous wart on the right eyebrow can still bi traced Otherwise the flesh Is shrunk en and the skull looks small on that: account, Both ; the flesh and the wood, of the pikestaff are pierced by little worm holes through the 25 years' ex posure on Westminster hall. The casket is softly quilted inside, Mr. Wilkinson Lv a reverent custo dian of the head of the great English man. He places no obstacles in th way of historians and others who wish to inspect the skull, but Carlyla, when writing a history of Cromwell , went rather too far; The "Sage olf Chelsea" heard of the skull, but de clined to go and see it, saying, "Lft Mr. Wilkinson bring it to me." Need less to say, Carlyle and the skull of Cromwell never met. Mr. Wilkinson has a death mask of Cromwell, which has been measured by experts and compared with tli skull, and the measurements coincide completely. He has a mass of docu ments and other evidence which p far to prove that the head is tea 11 that of Cromwell, and, indeed, tl JiTiks in the chain of 250 years? n: ? T?$nderfully complete. London 31?. U