Joh HUTHER died in this city yesterday, aged 39 years.
Madeline LAMB, daughter of Charles H. and Maude H. LAMB.
Levi H. PARRISH, died yesterday morning at 11 o’clock in West Greece, aged 57 years.
Lizzie Conlon DOYLE, wife of Bernard DOYLE, died yesterday morning at her home, No. 70 Stillson street.
Mrs. Mary L. JOHNSON died Thursday afternoon at the family residence, No. 108 St. Paul street, aged 55 years.
Henry R. STILLE died yesterday at the family residence, No. 83 Weld street, aged 64 years. He is survived by his wife, one son and five daughters.
George KRESS died yesterday morning at the residence of his son, L. KRESS, No. 113 Lewis street, aged 78 years. He leaves one son and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Anna MORRILL, wife of William MORRILL, died Thursday at the family
residence in Brighton village, aged 75 years. Besides her husband, she is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. John T. CALEY of Brighton and Mrs. Charles B.
DOWN; three sons, Frank T., Albert and Frederick W. MORRILL, and twenty-nine
At the Grave of Senator Parsons
Among the many graves upon which wreaths and flowers were placed yesterday
was that of senator C. R. PARSONS. A detachment of the school boys who marched
in the Memorial Day parade visited the lot in which the body of the late state
senator is buried and deposited wreaths upon the mound. A tree recently set out
at Seneca Park is to be dedicated to Senator PARSONS next Arbor Day.
At the Rescue Mission
At the Rescue Mission, No. 138 Front street, a fine entertainment was given
yesterday. It was a genuine success, to judge by the appreciation manifested.
There was plenty of good music and singing, besides an exhibition of patriotic
and religious pictures by George W. WACKERMAN. The singing by Miss Clara BURNS,
accompanied by Miss Hildreth EHRMENTRAUT, was thoroughly enjoyed.
Recital by Mrs. Snell’s Pupils
The pupils of Mrs. J. J. SNELL gave a successful piano recital in Powers hall
Thursday evening, assisted by James and George SNELL, violinists. The names of
pupils who played follow: Helen BOWLBY, Zebia DODGSON, George BUCKLAND, Helen
BARNES, Louis PIERCE, Mae F. BORCHARD, Fiora M. HILL, Robert TRIMBLE, Elsie
FAMSTICK, Mattie KNOX, Hattie ZINKE, Sophia STONE.
Fell From Parachute When About 800 Feet From Ground
Kingston, N. Y., May 30 - Harry HICKS, an aeronaut, was killed at Kingston
Point, a summer resort, to-day. He had been engaged to make daily balloon
ascensions, and this afternoon was booked for his first exhibition. When the
balloon had reached an altitude of about 2,000 feet. HICKS commenced the descent
by means of a parachute, coming down slowly to about 800 feet above the Hudson
For some reason HICKS lost his hold and fell, striking head first on a sand bar in the river. HICKS was a nephew of Charles KABRICK, well-known as a balloonist.
Report That Teller is to Retire
Washington, May 30 - Is Senator TELLER to retire on March 4, 1903? A few days
ago the Senator expressed a desire to be retired from official cares, and said
he would step down and out if he were certain that the state could be carried
this fall by the Democrats without his assistance. Senator TELLER came to the
Senate in 1876. He was Secretary of the Interior under President ARTHUR, and
upon the retirement from the Cabinet was re-elected to the Senate, where he has
served continuously since. He is 73 years old.
Peacemaker Fatally Wounded
Cairo, Ill., May 30 - Frank RUSSELL lies fatally wounded because he assumed
the role of peacemaker in a quarrel in Henry HIXON’S saloon. One of the
combatants, Marshall BROOKS, turned on him and shot him in the abdomen. After
the shooting RUSSELL was taken to the hospital, and a physician called, but he
refused his attention, and walked to his home, nearly a mile away. It is feared
he will die from his wound. BROOKS was arrested and placed in the county jail.
Both are white men and were intoxicated when the shooting occurred.
American Officer Dies of Cholera
Washington, May 30 - Secretary MOODY has received a cable message from
Rear-Admiral WILDS at Cavite saying that Lieutenant Olof H. RASK, of the Marine
Corps, died at Bacoor of cholera on the 29th instant and was buried
at that place, Lieutenant RASK was a native of Minnesota.
A TOMB OF LINCOLN
Springfield, Ill., May 30 - All business was suspended here to-day and the
populace joined in commemorative Decoration Day ceremonies at the tomb of
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Frank C. BRUNER, of Beardstown,
past chaplain-in-chief, G. A. R., the only living veteran who served in the
Civil war by the side of his father and grandfather, was the orator of the day.
DARK, QUIET DAY IN ALL THE TOWNS
Appropriate Observance Was Widespread and Earnest
Addresses Reported as of Unusual Breadth, Depth and Power and the Ministry of
Flowers Went to the Furtherest Corner of the Remotest Cemetery
Morning, Afternoon and Evening
Memorial Day was most appropriately observed at Pittsford yesterday
afternoon, beginning at 1 o’clock when the E. J. Tyler Post, G. A. R., members
of the Pittsford Fire Department, a large number of pupils of the Pittsford High
School, headed by the Pittsford Cornet Band, wearing fine new uniforms, marched
to the cemetery where the graves of the soldiers were decorated with cut
flowers, plants and flags.
On their return exercises were held in the town hall at 3 o’clock, the programme opening with a selection by a male quartette, composed of Dr. W. H. DOANE, A. D. SMITH, Ross LOUGHBOROUGH, Frederick BARNARD, Edgar McGILL. The next number was a vocal solo by Miss Christine B. CRUMP, after which Rev. Charles A. BROOKS, pastor of the Baptist Church, of Pittsford, and who presided during the exercises, introduced the speaker, Rev. Donald D. Mac LAURIN, D. D., of Rochester, who gave an eloquent and stirring address on "Good Citizenship." After another selection by the quartette the audience joined in the singing of "America," the closing number.
The W. C. T. U., served ice cream to a large number of persons at the close of the exercises.
The Congregational Church at Spencerport was crowded to the doors yesterday
afternoon by the people from the surrounding towns who came to listen to the
memorial exercises under the auspices of the John H. Martindale Post, No. 270,
G. A. R. There was an appropriate parade in the afternoon which started at 1:30
o’clock, the procession going to the two cemeteries in the village and
decorating the graves, after which they returned to the Congregational Church
where the exercises were held. The line was lead by the marshal of the day, A.
N. BARKER, and was made up of the Spencerport Cornet Band, the teachers and
school children of the village, the Spencerport Fire Department, the Spanish war
veterans and the Martindale Post. There was a large crowd at the church when the
procession arrived, which filled the church completely in a few minutes.
Although chairs were supplied and the aisles all filled, still many were turned
The assembly was called to order by Commander FILER, after which prayer was offered by Rev. B. R. GERMER. The orders were read by Adjutant COLBY. This was followed by recitations by Ethel CURTIS and Carl HARRIS, after which the school children sang "The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground." Another recitation by Ruby HASLIP was followed by a solo by Mrs. B. R. GERMER, after which Mabel McCABE recited. The address of the day was given by Carleton SIAS, who was welcomed with applause upon taking the platform. The speech was followed by a selection by the male quartette, a flag drill by sixteen girls, which was very interesting; a recitation by Mabel SHARP and a solo by Frank W. BALDWIN. The exercises closed with the song "America." They were a complete success and every one was loudly applauded.
After the exercises all the school children went to W. S. MILLEVER’S drug store, where they were treated to soda water, according to a yearly custom of that store.
IN TOWN OF CHILI
Memorial Day was observed in Chili yesterday as not before in many years. In
the morning a delegation of school children from District School No. 6, at North
Chili, went to the cemetery at that place and placed a flag and wreath on each
of the soldiers’ graves. The celebration of the day was held in the village of
Clifton. In the forenoon Rev. W. K. TOWNER, pastor of the Baptist Church of that
village, delivered an address, which was followed by the decoration of the
soldiers’ graves in the cemetery at that place. This was done by the students
of the village school at that place, each of whom placed flowers and flags on
the graves of the soldier dead. In the afternoon a baseball game between North
Chili Stars and Clifton nine was played on the diamond at that place. At 8 P. M.
an entertainment was held in the church, the programme of which consisted of
musical and literary selections rendered by local, assisted by outside talent. A
special feature of the programme was the singing of patriotic songs by a chorus
of over fifty voices. The entertainment was in charge of rev. W. K. TOWNER, who
was at the head of the committee on arrangements.
Decoration Day at Webster opened with a slight rain, but it cleared up about
8 o’clock. At 10 o’clock the Ontario team arrived, and the Rochester and
Sodus Bay league season opened. The game was evenly contested at first, but
Webster won out in the latter part of the game by bunching their hits, aided by
Ontario’s errors. The final score was 24 to 8 in favor of Webster. At 2 P. M.
the Thomas Farr Post, G. A. R., marched to the Baptist Church in a body. The
memorial address was delivered by Rev. Mr. FRISBIE. At 9 A. m. detachments were
sent to the cemeteries to distribute flowers.
A Little Dark but the Graves Were all Well Decorated
The annual Memorial Day exercises at Albion took place yesterday, and,
although the day was somewhat dark, it continued pleasant throughout the time of
the decoration of the graves of all the soldiers and sailors, buried at Mount
Albion, Holy Cross and Five Corners Cemeteries, and during the memorial
exercises at the Court House at 2:30 P. M. The floral decorations were done
under a committee in charge of Comrade BABBITT, at 10 o’clock in the morning.
At 2:30 o’clock the exercises at the Court House were called to order by President Orville H. TAYLOR. The invocation was given by Rev. Frederick Wheeler LEWIS, reading of order, Adjutant Fred TRUMBALL; a quartette sang; Comrade W. C. McNALL read the Lincoln Gettysburg address; J. P. THORNE read the roll of honor, and Hon. George BULLARD made the address of the day; Miss Mabel YOUNG sang a solo; Rev. J. R. ADAMS pronounced the benediction.
Memorial Day in Medina was observed in the usual way. The G. A. R. and Spanish
war veterans escorted by the twenty-ninth Separate Company, marched from G.
A. R. Hall to the armory at 2:30 where an address was delivered by the Rev.
George E. PRICE, of Ea?? SHELBY, and other exercises were held. The armory was
handsomely trimmed with flowers which were afterward deposited on the graves
of soldiers of all wars in the various cemeteries. At Lyndonville the veterans
marched to the cemetery in the morning and decorated the graves of soldiers
and in the afternoon formal exercises were held in the Methodist Church, Mr.
GALLAGHER, of Lockport, delivering the address and Miss WE?T, of Rochester,
reading a poem. At Knowlesville the memorial service was held on Sunday and
yesterday the veterans and citizens marched from the Methodist Church to the
cemetery at 10 o'clock, bearing the floral tributes where were placed upon the
graves without formal ceremony. The Knowlesville veterans joined with the Medina
post in the ceremonies of the afternoon.
Big Attendance at Afternoon Service in Irving Opera House, Warsaw
The Memorial Day exercises held yesterday afternoon in Irving opera house
at Warsaw were largely attended and very interesting. The programme opened with
prayer by L. J. SPENCER, of Gibbs Post. Commander NORTON read an address of
welcome; pupils of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the Warsaw
High School, under direction of Miss STEVENS, sang "Marching Through Georgia"
and "We're Tenting To-night;" M. A. LOVEJOY, of Perry, delivered a
fine address and Miss STEVENS sang "Oh, Sweet and Blessed Country."
The line of march to the cemetery, C. L. WATKINS marshal and C. H. CROCKER assistant, was made up of the Wethersfield drum corps, the four companies of the Fire Department, Woman Relief Corps, Gibbs Post, G. A. R., and citizens generally. The services at the cemetery were in accordance with the Grand Army ritual, and the graves of soldiers were covered over with flowers. The women of the Relief Corps served supper in the post rooms to all G. A. R. men and many visitors on their return from the cemetery.
Memorial Day was observed at Pike by Garfield Post, G. A. R., with an interesting
programme, Ma?? Frank LILLIBRIDGE acting as president of the day. The exercises
were held in Seminary hall, prayer being offered by Chaplain E. ?. W, HALl,
department orders read by Adjutant Newton KERR; roll call of honor by A. M.
SMITH, and an address by Rev. J. H. HYDE. The line of march to the cemetery
was in the following order: Color bearer, Martial band, president and orator
of the day, clergy, Grand Army, pupils of the schools.
Yesterday morning details from Pierce post, G. A. R., visited the several
cemeteries outside the village and decorated the graves of their comrades. At
1:30 P. M. a line was formed in front of the G. A. R. hall, made up of the Excelsior
Band, Fire Department, George G. Pierce Post, G. A. R., and citizens gea??ally,
and marched to Grace cemetery, where the ritual service was held and graves
decorated. The line then re-formed and marched to the town hall, where a fine
address was made by Rev. C. G. STEVENS, of Gainesville, the post chaplain.
Hon. I. Sam JOHNSON, of Warsaw delivered the Memorial Day address at Hume.
Memorial Day services were held in the school house at Wethersfield with
an address by Professor S. L. STRIVINGS(?), of Gainesville.
More General Observance Than in Years at Batavia Yesterday
Although the skies were heavy the weather for Decoration Day in Batavia was
all that could be desired and the day itself was better observed than any similar
observance for a number of years, largely owing to the action of the retail
clerks last month who came to an agreement with their employers regarding holidays.
Retail business was entirely suspended in Batavia. The only places open were
drug stores and they closed at noon. All of the factories in the village suspended
business for the day.
At 9 o'clock Upton Post, G. A. R. the Sons of Veterans and two Woman's Auxiliary societies assembled at the post headquarters in Ellicott hall and marched to the cemetery, where the usual services were conducted at the burial plot of the post. The parade was headed by the drum corps of the S. O. ?. The committees in charge of the different cemeteries performed their duties and all of the fallen were remembered with many beautiful floral mementos. Upton post sent a handsome floral piece to Auburn on Thursday afternoon to be placed upon the grave of General Emory UPTON in the cemetery in that city.
In the afternoon there was a public meeting in Ellicott hall, beginning at 2 o'clock, which was largely attended. The meeting was of a memorial character and was in charge of Upton Post. The exercises were opened by Commander KENDALL. Adjutant Alvin F?? Read the general orders of the day from department headquarters, which was followed by LINCOLN'S immortal Gettysburg address. Prayers was offered by Rev. ? L. CON??ON and the audience joined in singing, "The Star Spangled Banner." One of the pleasing features of the meeting was the singing of the preparatory choir from the State School for the Blind under the leadership of Miss Emily HARTSHORN. Adjutant FOX read the honor roll of the dead. The State School Glee Club sung "Sleep, Comrades, Sleep." The address of the day was delivered by District-attorney B. J. STEDMAN and was in every way worthy of the day and occasion. The exercises closed with "America."
AT LE ROY
Memorial Day in Le Roy dawned cloudy and dark and rain threatened all day,
but it did not fall and none of the arrangements of the day were interfered
with. In the morning the members of Staunton Post, G. A. R., visited the different
cemeteries of the town and decorated the graves. At 2 o'clock appropriate services
were held in the opera house. Mayor HUYCK called the meeting to order and there
was a number of musical selections. The orders were read by the post adjutant
and an original poem was recited by John March entitled "Post Out Their
Graves." Rev. Seth COOK made the invocation and Rev. P. L. POWELL pronounced
the benediction. The address of the day was given by Rev. Ward D. PLATT of Buffalo.
In the afternoon there were two ball games. The Le Roy Athletic Club crossed
bats with the Avon nine and the former was defeated by a score of 16 to 4. A
Churchville nine defeated the Le Roy Knox class by a score of 8 and 5.
Beautiful and Impressive Services at Penn Yan and Doings Elsewhere
Memorial Day throughout the county was appropriately observed, Penn Yan,
Rushville, Bellona, Dresden, Dundee, Branchport and Italy Hill all doing justice
to the honored dead of the days of the early sixties. In Penn Yan the day was
fittingly observed by the two G. A. R. posts. The stores throughout the day
were closed, either wholly or for half a day. But little was done towards observing
the day during the forenoon. The exercises were held in the afternoon at the
Court House park.
After the exercises at the park had been completed the formation of the procession commenced in front of the Court House park, and the following was the order of procession: Marshal, John F. RANDALL, of Canandaigua; assistants, Frederick GRISTOCK, Henry SHEARMAN, Charles HUNTER, J. B. KETCHUM, Remsen M. KINNEE, David MILLER, Wendell P. HARTSHORN: Penn Yan Cornet Band: officers of the Penn Yan Fire Department; Sheldon Hose Company; Hydrant Hose Company; Hunter Hook and Ladder Company; Ellsworth Hose Company; Harwick Lodge, No. 125, A. O. U. W.; National Protective Legion, No. 336; Keuka Lodge, No. 149, I. O. O. F.; Yates Tent, No. 88, K. O. T. M.; William H. Long Post, No. 486, G. A. R.; J. B. Sloan Post, No. 93, G. A. R.; president of the day, speaker and clergy in carriages; president of the village and members of the Board of Trustees; Board of Education of the Penn Yan Union School district; floral committee; Phil Sheridan Circle, No. 13, Ladies of the G. A. R.; William H. Long Post Women's Relief Corps, No. 102; disabled veterans in carriages; citizens in carriages.
After the procession had been formed it moved down Main street to Elm street, through Elm street to the Lake View cemetery, where further exercises were carried out. The two G. A. R. posts decorated the graves of the dead heroes, after which the several organizations went to the soldiers' and sailors' plot that is situated on the hill in the western portion of the cemetery overlooking beautiful Lake Keuka, where the ritualistic services of the G. A. R. were gone through with. Around the plot the several organizations and G. A. R. posts gathered in the following manner: Long Post to the west, Sloan Post to the north, the Macabees and the A. O. U. W. to the east and the I. O. O. F. to the south. After the services had been gone through with the possession re-formed in the same order in which it had marched to the cemetery and marched back to the business portion of the village, where they were dismissed for the day.
Memorial Day was appropriately observed in Dundee yesterday. Flags and bunting
were displayed throughout the village. At 10 o'clock a detail from Cook Post,
No. 71, G. A. R., marched to the various cemeteries and placed flags and flowers
upon the graves of their deceased comrades. At 2 o'clock a parade of veterans,
civic officials and martial band marched to the Baptist Church where, at the
conclusion of the exercises, the congregation remained seated while the bodies
forming the parade retired from the church under the direction of the marshal,
when the parade returned to the G. A. R. Hall and was dismissed.
In Rushville the citizens assembled in Memorial Hall at 2 o'clock. The address
by Rev. E. A. HAZELTINE of Rushville was eloquent and patriotic. The choirs
of both churches united in furnishing excellent music. There were two games
of baseball during the day. The excellent local musical talent of Rushville
with some of Canandaigua's best gave an excellent concert in the evening for
the benefit of the Epworth League.
Fine Address in the Afternoon and Campfire in the Evening
As is its custom, Newark laid aside the implements of labor yesterday to
commemorate in a solemn but beautiful manner the sleeping heroes of the past.
The day in Newark was appropriately celebrated. At about 9 o'clock in the forenoon
the veterans assembled in the G. A. R. hall and the William B. Vosburg Post,
under Commander Frank E. BROWN, visited Willow avenue cemetery and decorated
the soldiers' graves with potted plants, instead of customary flowers. The E.
K. Burnham Camp, S. O. V., accompanied by Comrades Nathaniel and George COOK,
went to the East Newark cemetery and decorated the graves there, while Comrades
S. S. RICHARDS, Victor LE REOUX and David GAMBLE, assisted by a number of East
Palmyra citizens, visited the graves in that hamlet. Meanwhile Comrades A. C.
WELLS, James S. HOOSE and Philip BARTHOLOMEW performed a similar honor at Fairville,
a hamlet six miles north of Newark.
Immediately after dinner the procession formed and paraded the principal streets of the village.
Services were held at the Sherman opera house immediately after the parade. They opened with music by the choir and prayer by Rev. E. H. CONRAD, pastor of the Baptist Church. The address of the day was given by Comrade H. C. MOYER, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The evening was spent by the usual camp fire.
AT SOUTH BUTLER
Whatever the weather, memorial services worthy of the day are always held
in South Butler under the auspices of Sweeting Post, No. 291. At 10 A. M. the
post, accompanied by the Hibbard Factory Cornet Band, went to Butler Center,
where services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church and the address was
given by Rev. I. A. BRICE, pastor of the M. P. Church at South Butler. Rev.
E. B. GRANGER also assisted. Music was furnished by the band and by the male
quartette of South Butler. Detachments also visited Roe and Hebbard Cemeteries
on their errands of love. At 10 o'clock the post assembled at headquarters in
I. O. O. F. hall, and, headed by the band and accompanied by the various lodges,
I. O. O. F., No. 504, A. O. U. W., and K. O. T. M., proceeded to the Baptist
Church where Rev. A. B. CHAMBERLAIN, of Auburn, who has been pastor of the Disciples
Church in South Butler for several years, delivered a most interesting address
in his usual forceful manner. At the conclusion of the services at the church
the line of march re-formed and proceeded to the cemetery with offerings of
Memorial Day was appropriately observed in Palmyra yesterday and there was
a large crowd in town all day. The morning was devoted to decorating the soldiers'
and sailors' graves at the village cemetery under the auspices of Comrade W.
W. WILLIAMSON, George RAY, Joseph TRUAX, W. BUSHNELL and C. H. VEDDER. In the
afternoon the services began promptly at 2 o'clock, when the large parade, composed
of the G. A. R. Post, the Hook and Ladder Company, the Sexton Hose and the Steamer
and Hose Company, a delegation of school children, the members of the village
board of trustees, the town board, the clergy and other prominent village officials,
headed by the Palmyra Military Band, marched to the cemetery, where a short
service was held by the G. A. R. Post. The procession then marched back to the
Opera House, where the Memorial Day address was delivered by Hon. Amasa PARKER
of Auburn. The Opera House was crowded with spectators and the speaker's address
was listened to with a good deal of attention.
The heavy rain yesterday depressed the old veterans in Sodus, but they donned
their rubber coats and boots and visited the various cemeteries in town. The
members of A. D. Shaw Post, of Alton, sent delegations to the cemeteries in
the eastern part of the town; and the cemeteries in the western part of the
town were decorated by committee from Dwight Post, No. 109, G. A. R. The exercises
in Sodus village were conducted at the opera house, Colonel Samuel McAULIFF,
of Rochester, delivering the address. The house was well filled, and handsomely
decorated. At Alton the exercises were held in Rowland Hall, the speaker being
Colonel Anson WOOD, past department commander of the state Grand Army of the
Republic, of Wolcott. The Sodus Point band furnished the music. A short literary
and musical programme was rendered. It was the first observance of Memorial
Day under the direction of A. D. Shaw Post, which was instituted last fall.
There was a scarcity of flowers this year.
HURON AND WOLCOTT
Keesler Post, of Wolcott, had charge of the exercises at both Huron and Wolcott
villages. At the former place the exercises in the morning were as follows:
Music; prayer, by the chaplain; address, commander; reading or orders, adjutant;
music, address, Rev. Charles T. SHAW, pastor of the Wolcott Presbyterian Church;
singing, "America;" benediction. At Wolcott the following programme
was rendered at 1:30 P. M., in the First Methodist Episcopal Church; Singing,
male quartette; prayer, Rev. G. E. HUTCHINGS; reading of orders, adjutant; music;
address, Hon. S. Nelson SAWYER, County Judge and Surrogate; singing, "America;"
benediction, Rev. Charles T. SHAW. Exercises at the cemeteries were carried
out under difficulties because of the rain.
Snedaker Post, No. 173, G. A. R., of Clyde, carried out its programme for
the observance of Memorial Day in full and the old soldiers turned out in goodly
numbers to honor the memory of their dead comrades. The G. A. R. was joined
by the Sons of Veterans and Spanish war veterans who lent their aid in celebrating
the occasion. A parade was given at 1:30 P. M., the order of march ending at
the Baptist Church where the Memorial Day address was made by Rev. Matthew GAFFNEY,
of Williamson. After the exercises the line re-formed and marched to the G.
A. R. Hall on Columbia, where a banquet was spread by the ladies.
Parade and Music, Baseball and a Patriotic Address at Dansville
Decoration Day was appropriately observed in Dansville yesterday. A committee
of old soldiers, appointed by the G. A. R., went to Greenmount cemetery and
decorated the graves of the deceased boys in blue. This committee left at 10
o'clock in the forenoon. After dinner the soldiers collected on Main street
in front of their rooms and, led by Jenks's martial Band, marched to the soldiers'
monument on Ossian street, where services were held by the ritual. Thence the
column marched back to Main street, up Main street, to Exchange street, and
from there to the Heckman Opera House, where a long programme was rendered.
The Dansville Orchestral Society, which has just been organized, furnished the
instrumental music in the opera house. It was organized by Alonzo JENKS, the
director, and has a membership of twenty-one. The vocal music was furnished
by the male chorus. This is composed of fourteen members and was organized for
In the afternoon the Dansville Gun Club held a short, and immediately following the exercises in the opera house a game of ball was played between the Corning High School baseball team and the team of the Dansville High School. In the evening at the exercises held at the M. E. Church Hon. A. J. WHITEMAN delivered a patriotic address.
Decoration Day was celebrated in Livonia with earnestness, spirit and patriotic
loyalty. The E. S. Gilbert Post, G. A. R., had all the details so fittingly
arranged that the detail work took less time than usual, making the special
services unusually interesting. Headed by the Castile Band the Civil war veterans
marched from their headquarters, followed by Protective and Hook and Ladder
Fire companies to Trescott Hall, where a packed audience awaited them. Seated
on the rostrum at the head of his little company, Commander Harvey B. STEDMAN
called on Adjutant Gerald BLAKE to read the general orders received from Albany,
and then, after reading the balance of the opening exercises, called on Rev.
Mr. SEARLES, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to invoke the Divine blessing.
The event of the day was the address by Rev. M. CROCKER, pastor of the Presbyterian
Church at Livonia Center. After dismissal the companies formed in line of march
through the village to Union cemetery where fifty-four graves were suitably
and reverently decorated. Committees of the post had already visited eight other
burial places situated in five different towns, honoring the resting places
of 164 fellow heroes in all. The day was cold and cloudy with no rain.
The Memorial Day programme, as previously arranged, was carried out in detail
at Springwater, and with fine weather a large crowd was in attendance. The exercises
were held in Concert Hall, the interior of which had been beautified with flags
and an abundance of wild flowers and potted plants. Promptly at 1:30 o'clock
in the afternoon William B. Hazen Post, G. A. R., No. 518, filed from their
hall and marched to Main street, where they met the local lodges of Odd Fellows
and Knights of the Maccabees, who had turned out of their respective lodge rooms
at the same time, and were to attend at the invitation of the G. A. R. From
the four corners the line passed to the Empire House, where the speaker was
met and escorted to the hall. The post, with nearly a full membership present,
occupied seats on the platform, while the fraternal orders took front seats
in the body of the hall. After a short ritual service by the G. A. R. and prayer
by Rev. P. p. SOWERS, the commander, Robert H. WILEY, announced that their intended
orator of the day, Hon. J. M. STULL of Rochester, had been unable to present,
and introduced in his stea? Eugene DWYER, also of Rochester. Mr. DWYER held
the close attention of this large audience for the space of an hour, delivering
a strong and one of the most interesting discourses which the people of Springwater
have heard on a similar occasion in years. At the conclusion of the services
in the hall the parade was formed on Mill street and moved to mount Vernon Evergreen
cemetery, where the impressive memorial service of the G. A. R. was carried
out and the graves of their dead comrades suitably strewn with flowers and marked
by a new flag, and a plot was marked by a wreath and flag as usual for the dead
in unknown Southern graves. Committees of veterans had previously visited thirteen
outlying cemeteries coming under the jurisdiction of this post and similarly
decorated the graves of about 115 soldier dead, among which are those of one
Revolutionary soldier and two who served their country in 1812.
Decoration Day was appropriately observed at Avon yesterday. The monument
was gayly decorated and the flag was at half-mast. H. C. Cutler Post and the
Woman's Relief Corps met at the post rooms at 2 o'clock and headed by the Avon
Springs Cornet Band marched to the cemetery, where the committee decorated the
graves of their departed comrades. Returning they marched to the monument, where
the ritualistic ceremonies were performed. Marching from there they went to
the Opera House where a programme of recitation and song was carried out and
a patriotic address was made by the Rev. S. W. STEELE, pastor of Central Church.
At 5:30 o'clock the Woman's Relief Corps served supper to the post, the band
and invited guests at the parish house.
A Very Quiet Day on Corning But Dead Were Tenderly Remembered
Memorial Day in morning was duly observed in a quiet manner. The day was
pleasant, with sunshine everywhere, and "Old Glory" flying from many
places in the business center, although this has been the custom in years gone
by. Scores of citizens wended their ways to the cemeteries with bouquet and
wreaths of flowers to decorate the graves of the Soldier dead. The Grand Army
posts and their auxiliaries held services at the cemeteries, and at Hope cemetery
and St. Mary's Roman Catholic cemetery volleys were fired in honor of the sleeping
Last evening services were held in the First Methodist Church by the Grand Army posts, which was filled to overflowing. The programme, already published in the Democrat and Chronicle, was fully carried out. Business places generally were closed during the afternoon. Many of the younger people went to Elmira and Rochester to spend the day.
Veterans at Soldiers' Home Always Give Celebration an Added Interest
Memorial Day in Bath was ushered in by overhanging clouds which broke away
about 11 o'clock and a beautiful sunny spring prevailed the remainder of the
day. There was not as large a crowd as usual on the streets, many people going
to Rochester, Buffalo and other places to spend the day. The exercises in Bath,
however, were carried out as usual under the auspices of Custer Post, G. A.
R. A parade consisting of the soldiers from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
Barry Post of the Home, Major John Slocum Camp, sons of Veterans, Custer Post,
Bath Common Council, Bath Fire Department, headed by the home Band, was formed
at the soldiers' monument on Washington square and the line of march was down
Liberty, around Pulteney park, down Morris street to Grove cemetery, there the
Grand Army exercises were held.
After the parade Rev. John S. BACON, of Pultney, delivered a patriotic address at the Court House. The exercises at the Soldiers' Home were held in the morning, Custer Post and Sons of Veterans of Bath participating. The services at the Home cemetery were held around the grave of the late Sergeant Major John J. McGUIRE. Hon. John PALMER of Albany, formerly commander-in-chief of the G. A. R., was the speaker at the exercises held in the assembly hall at 10:30.
Decoration Day was observed at Cohocton under the auspices of Rodney E. Harris
Post No. 240, G. A. R., of Cohocton. The line was formed in front of the post
rooms on Maple avenue by Edwin A. DRAPER, marshal of the day and marched to
the cemetery, where there was an address by Rev. J. F. BENNETT, of Haskinsville.
The graves of soldiers in the Catholic cemetery were decorated by a committee
from R. E. Harris Post, G. A. R., of Cohocton. This was one of the most successful
observances of Memorial day ever held in Cohocton, the weather was fine, the
hall was crowded and every one was pleased.
A Pretty Incident of the Day's Doings at Canandaigua Yesterday
Although the promised fair weather failed to materialize for Memorial Day,
the occasion drew many people to Canandaigua from the surrounding country. The
programme arranged by Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., and the Woman's Relief
Corps, was carefully carried out. The many friends of these organizations had
provided a profusion of blossoms and the morning was passed by delegations from
the post in decking the graves of the soldier dead with sweet flowers. A pretty
little ceremony was also conducted in the forenoon at the lake by the Woman's
Relief corps, who took flowers to the pier and strewed them on the water in
honor of the dead sailors, the beautiful custom so recently inaugurated. Promptly
at 1:30 o'clock, a column was organized in the public square, in which were
included the members of A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., and other veterans, headed
by Marshal Peter SCHLIECK and the Manchester Band. The procession went down
Main street to Clark and counter marched to the public square, where ladies
of the Relief Corps met it, and joined in the services on the square, which
consisted of planting a cross in honor of the soldier and sailor dead that were
interred in unknown graves. The service consisted of a dedicatory prayer by
Rev. William N. THOMAS, pastor of the Baptist Church; a dirg? by the band, a
quartette song, ‘We Decked Their Graves Alike To-day." by Messrs. BROWN,
SPENCER, MARTIN and FURN??. after the benediction the procession went to Sch???
hall where an interesting programme was carried out, consisting of an overture
by the band, singing by the quartette, chorus singing by the members of the
Junior Department of the High School, led by Mrs. E. M. MORSE; the reading of
orders by the adjutant of the post, reading of the speech of LINCOLN at Gettysburg,
and the introduction of the speaker by Hon. T. H. BENNETT, the president of
the day, and a splendid oration by General Joseph E. EWELL, of Buffalo, the
judge advocate of the Department of New York, G. A. R. The benediction and singing
of "The Star Spangled Banner" by the assemblage, concluded the exercises.
In the evening Canandaigua enjoyed two delightful band concerts, that of the Gorton Minstrel Band, on lower Main street, and the Manchester Band, at the park, where a programme of eight selections was rendered. During the afternoon many visitors came from Clifton Springs, Shortsville and other points south and east to witness the ball game at the fair grounds, between the local aggregation and the crack Clifton team.
The day sacred to the memory of our dead soldiers was observed at Phelps
as usual. A very large audience gathered in Gibson Hall where exercises were
conducted under auspices of the John B. Murray Post, consisting of selections
by Phelps Coronet Band, singing, reading the roll of honor, a recitation by
Miss Lois SECAR and an address by Hiram L. HUTCHENS. Members of the G. A. R.,
Sons of Veterans, Fire Department and citizens then formed in line and, led
by Phelps Coronet Band, marched to the cemetery where graves were decorated
and a floral cross planted at the grave of George H. McMILLAN, the last soldier
of the post, who was buried in the cemetery.
Memorial Day was observed by Herendeen Post, No. 107, G. A. R. and Woman's
Relief Corps at the Presbyterian Church at Shortsville yesterday. The graves
in eight outlying cemeteries were decorated by detail in the early morning.
At 9:45 the comrades and citizens met at Maccabee Hall and marched to the church
where the exercises were held. Hon. M. F. POWELL, of Canandaigua, delivered
the address which was one of the best. The procession formed and marched to
the old and Brookside Cemeteries where the graves of those who sleep in those
grounds were decorated, the closing services being at the soldiers' monument.
Memorial Day was quietly though appropriately observed in Victor. The pupils
of the high school, as has been their custom for several years, had provided
an abundance of beautiful floral emblems which details from the Veterans' Association
carried to the different cemeteries in the forenoon and placed on the last resting
places of their dead comrades. In the afternoon public exercises were held in
the town hall under the auspices of the Veterans' Association, which was largely
attended. The address was made by Rev. Lorren STILES.
Former District Attorney Charles C. Johnson Speaker of Day at Seneca Falls
Memorial Day at Seneca Falls was observed with all the enthusiasm which marked
the first conception of the custom, and the exercises, which took place in the
public park, were of a solemn and impressive character and were listened to
by a large gathering of people. The parade, consisting of the members of the
Grand Army, the Woman's Relief Corps and the Sons of Veterans, escorted by the
Seneca Falls Military Band and the Seneca Drum and Bugle Corps, started promptly
at 2 P. M., proceeding in the principal streets to the speaker's stand that
had been erected beneath a stately elm in the park. The exercises opened with
prayer by Rev. S. M. NEWLAND, followed by a masterly and able oration by Charles
C. JOHNSON, ex-district- attorney.
The formal and impressive memorial exercises of the Grand Army, assisted by the Sons of Veterans, then took place at the soldiers' monument, followed by the decoration of graves of veterans in Restvale and St. Columbkill cemeteries. The Woman's Relief Corps, last of all, served refreshments in G. A. R. Hall to those who participated in the exercises.
Memorial Day was appropriately served at Waterloo. In the morning John B.
Murray Regiment, No. 5, Union Veteran's Union, held their services and their
parade presented a fine line of battlefield soldiers. After the parade an excellent
dinner was served at their quarters. In the afternoon Tyler J. Snyder Post,
G. A. R., held its parade and the column, headed by the Tyre City Cornet Band,
was an unusually long one, the right of the line being given to Messrs, SHILEY
and JOLLEY, of the regular army, who are home on furloughs. Their line of march
was appropriately changed so that they visited South waterloo first and then
noted as an escort for the funeral of comrade David P. DEISCHLER, who died in
Fayette on Wednesday, his remains being buried in Maple Grove cemetery, where
the usual exercises were held. In the evening the Assembly hall of the high
school building was crowded to the doors, and an excellent programme was presented,
including an able and, eloquent address by Rev. Foster F. FULLER, pastor of
the Waterloo Church of Christ.
Memorial Day was observed in Farmer yesterday by appropriate exercises. The
procession was formed at the Baptist Church as follows, Miller Band, followed
by William E. Avery Post, G. A. R.; school children, bearing flowers to decorate
graves of deceased comrades: Seneca Lodge, I. O. O. F., and Farmer Tent No.
455, K. O. T. M., and citizens in carriages. The line of march was to Lake View
cemetery, where the regular services were held and afterward an address was
given by Rev. L. B. VAN ARSDALE, and a declamation, "Missionary Ridge,"
by Rev. E. E. FORD; songs by quartette, music by band and prayers. A large crowd
of people was present and a lasting tribute paid our honored dead.
Honeoye Falls Village Improvement Society Pledged to Enforce Liquor Law.
At the last meeting of the Village Improvement Association, of Honeoye Falls,
the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
We believe in enforcement of law, and that it is the duty of good citizens to fearlessly aid in suppressing any illegitimate traffic. We therefore pledge our united support to any individual or organization, and will for ourselves engage in any proper and reasonable efforts for the enforcement of the laws governing the sale of intoxicating liquors within the town of Mendon, as declared by the expression of the voters at the last selection upon the proposition then submitted.
And we do undertake to furnish the substantial financial aid, as herewith pledged by our members, if required, for the detection and conviction of any and all persons who may be found violating the liquor law or engaging in the traffic of liquors contrary to law and in defiance of the expressed will of the people.
The members of Mrs. Minnie COLGROVE'S music class gave a recital, Wednesday evening at her studio on Locust street, Honeoye Falls, which was greatly enjoyed by her patrons and friends.
Husband and Wife Thrown Out and Badly Hurt in Horse's Fright
Mr. and Mrs. Louis HOLLENBECK, whose home is north of the Waterport station,
met with a serious accident, their horse becoming frightened as they were crossing
the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg railroad track at Waterport Wednesday night.
Both were thrown out. Mr. HOLLENBECK was terribly cut and Mrs. HOLLENBECk had a wrist broken besides receiving other bad bruises.
The town of Ridgeway gets $2,900 of the Orleans county license money and Shelby only $64.67 this year.
Major W. B. ROBBINS reviewed the dress parade of the Twenty-ninth Separate Company at the armory Wednesday evening in the presence of about 1,000 invited guests. After the dress parade and review dancing was enjoyed for several hours.
John McLaren Richardson Ordained Yesterday in Geneva Presbyterian Church
John McLaren RICHARDSON of Geneva was ordained to the Gospel ministry in
the First Presbyterian Church of Geneva last evening. Rev. John S. NILES presided
and proposed the constitutional questions.
The sermon was preached by Rev. J. Wilford JACKS. The ordaining prayer was offered by Rev. Ninian B. REMICK and the charge to the candidate was given by his pastor, Rev. William W. WELLER.
Memorial Day Death
Corning, May 30 - City Attorney William F. McNAMARA was found dead in bed
to-day of heart disease. He was 42 years old. A wife and two sons survive him.
Mrs. Ann Burns's House at Newark Badly Damaged by Fire
A fire occurred in the village of Newark yesterday morning at 6 o'clock which
gave the fire horses the first opportunity to show their value. The team is
an intelligent one and seemed to enjoy the run, and everyone in Newark who saw
the horses was greatly pleased. The alarm was turned in from box 31 and the
new York Central, the Deluge, the Protective Extinguisher and Hook and Ladder
boys immediately responded. The building had caught fire from a defective chimney
and the entire upper portion of the dwelling was destroyed by fire. Damage by
water to the lower portion was considerable.
The location of the building is such that the firemen had to lay over 1,000 feet of hose before they could reach the fire. The building is owned and occupied by Mrs. Ann BURNS and it was insured with Prescott & Burleigh, of Newark, for $1,400.
A swell reception-dance will be given by the Newark Union Free School Alumni Association at the Sherman Opera House and Sherman Banquet Hall June 24th.
Invitations were issued yesterday for the marriage of Miss Myrta M. EGGLESTON,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver A. EGGLESTON, of East Newark, and Hermon D.
HUTCHESON, principal of the Newark Business College, June 11th, at 5 o'clock.
Claude D. LYDAY and Miss Florence TOWNSEND, both of Batavia, were united in marriage at the residence of Rev. W. J. SCHMALIE Thursday evening.
Miss Elizabeth SMITH, of Seneca Falls, died at the home of her sister, Miss
Sarah SMITH yesterday of heart disease, aged 60 years.
Generosity Caused His Arrest
While the State Industrial School boys were marching from East avenue into
Main street during yesterday morning's parade, Herman MIBAUM, 15 years old,
attempted to pass a plug of tobacco to one of them. He was promptly arrested
by the superintendent of the school, who turned the boy over to Officer MATHIES.
A charge of disorderly conduct was made against him. Later in the day the boy's
father left $5 security and secured his release.
Joseph FITZMORRIS, who was injured Wednesday by falling from a structure
of the Rochester Gas and Electric Company at the lower falls, died at the Homeopathic
hospital yesterday morning. FITZMORRIS plunged sixty-five feet down the river
bank and landed on a ledge. An inquest will be held by Coroner KLEINDIENST.
Missing From Home
Twelve-year-old Stephen KORN, of No. 227 Baden street, was reported to the
police yesterday as missing from his home. When last seen he wore a blue coat
and black trousers. The police were also notified yesterday afternoon that Richard
GOSNELL, 6 years old, son of Richard GOSNELL, of No. 1,507 Main street east
had disappeared. Later he was found and returned to his home.
Daniel KEYS pleaded not guilty when arraigned before Judge CHADSEY yesterday
afternoon on the charge of non-support. KEYS'S wife claims that her husband
for a long time has failed to provide for her properly and according to his
Pleaded Not Guilty
William Richter, Charged With Forgery, Sent to Jail After Arraignment
William J. RICHTER, who, while attempting to negotiate a $200 note at the
Union Trust Company Thursday afternoon was arrested for forgery, pleaded not
guilty when arraigned in police court yesterday, and the case was adjourned
until this morning, when it will be called. RICHTER was not represented by counsel,
and was committed to jail.
The names attached to the note and which are alleged to be forgeries are those of Charles HOHMAN, Frank J. RITZ and Cock Brothers.
A Man of Many Aliases
The police have learned that Thomas DONOVAN, the sneak thief who attempted
to rob the cash drawer in Ventura's fruit store on State street, is a man of
many aliases. His record, as received from the police of New York, Buffalo and
other cities, shows that he has been known under the names of DONOVAN, DONOHUE,
DAILY and DUGAN. He has been convicted several times.
Aged Man Assaulted
The police are investigating a brutal assault committed Thursday evening
upon an aged man, John PENDELTON, who lives at 163 Columbia avenue. There seems
to have been no real provocation. PENDELTON'S eyes were discolored and his face
was badly bruised.
Arrested For Loafing
Lorenzo HANLIN will be brought before Judge CHADSEY this morning on a charge
of corner loafing. He was arrested at the corner of State and Brown street Thursday
night by Officer McCLEASE. A number of other boys who were committing nuisances
MRS. SAMUELS PLANNED TO DIE
Started Fire and Sat Down To Smother
Was Burned When Saved
She Had Became Tired of Life and of Keeping a Second-Hand Clothing Store-
Had Been Sick and Unbalanced Mind Resulted
Cremation in her burning store awaited Mrs. Nathan SAMUELS, proprietor of
a small second- hand clothing establishment at No. 18 Monroe avenue, when discovery
of her peril prevented that frightful fate. As it was, one of her hands was
scorching and the store was full of suffocating smoke when she was carried out.
This happened shortly before 8 o'clock last night.
Acting Lieutenant John MONAGHAN, of the second precinct, was passing the Bamber building on his way to work when two young men who had discovered Mrs. SAMUEL'S store to be on fire summoned him into the place. He entered and found Mrs. SAMUELS sitting in a rocking chair beside a red hot stove and within two feet of crackling flames and burning clothing. Mrs. SAMUELS minded not the fire, but sat rocking complacently and waiting for death in the stifling smoke.
Officer MONAGAN, with the help of L. MEYERS and George K. SMITH, who discovered the fire, got Mrs. SAMUELS out of the store. The officer summoned an ambulance from the Hahnemann Hospital and telephoned for Hose No. 1 and Chemical No. 2 of Stone street. The firemen had the blaze extinguished by the time the ambulance arrived. Mrs. SAMUELS was taken to the Hahnemann Hospital, where her burned hand was treated. It was apparent to those who saw her that she was not in her right mind.
She admitted that she was tired of life and wanted to die, and that she intended to suffocate in the smoke from the burning clothes. The plans for doing away with her life were crude and incomplete. She had not even locked the front door to prevent anyone from entering to save her. Had she done so it seems almost certain that she could not have been saved before the fire reached her dress. The flames were but a short distance from her light clothing. Those once afire, she would have been fatally burned in a moment.
Mrs. SAMUELS is 58 years old. She has been sick for a long time and it is thought that her mind has thus become unbalanced. She has a husband, but he was nowhere about last night. No other relatives are known by those living near her.
The fire caused about $50 damage to the store and stock. From the indications it was thought the fire had been burning about half an hour.
CRAZED BY DRINK
Suffering From Delirium, Oliver Parmington Did Much Mischief
Residents of Jersey street were startled yesterday afternoon by the screams
of a woman and several children, who rushed into the street from their home
at No. 8. A large crowd quickly collected, and it was noised about that Oliver
PARMINGTON, a laborer, had suddenly become insane and had threatened the lives
of the members of his family. A great racket was being caused all the time by
PARMINGTON, who was engaged in demolishing the household furnishings.
Three men, one of whom was Dr. John ACHESON, of University avenue, ventured into the house and overpowered PARMINGTON, who was raging like a wild man. Dr. ACHESON discovered that PARMINGTON was suffering from a violent attack of delirium tremens. PARMINGTON was turned over to Officer FINKLE, who sent him to police headquarters in a patrol wagon. His condition became so critical that Police Surgeon STAPLETON and other doctors were summoned. All expressed the fear that PARMINGTON would not survive the night. At a late hour it was reported that his condition was about the same.
Rochester, N. Y., May 30, 1902
Present --Hon. John H. CHADSEY, police justice
Proprietor Tom McCARTHY, of the Capitol Hotel, has engaged a first-class
string orchestra to entertain his guests during the summer season. The place
has been thoroughly renovated. Everything is cool and cozy, where a family can
spend an enjoyable afternoon or evening.
HUTHER - In this city, Friday, May 30, 1902, John HUTHER, aged 39 years. -Notice of funeral hereafter.
DOYLE - In this city, Friday morning, May 30, 1902, at her home, No. 70 Stillson street, Lizzie CONLON DOYLE, wife of Bernard DOYLE. -Notice of funeral hereafter.
LAMB - Thursday, May 29, 1902, Madeline LAMB, daughter of Charles H. and
Maude H. LAMB. Remains can be viewed at Ingmire & Thompson's Sunday, June
For Naval Heroes in Unknown Graves
Detroit, Mich., May 30 — Memorial Day was marked here to-day by beautiful
weather and appropriate services. During the exercises under the direction of
the Michigan Association of Veterans, seventy-five young girls, dressed in white,
each cast a rose upon the water in remembrance of the naval heroes who rest
in unknown graves.
To The Memory of the Late President
Canton, O., May 30 - Many floral offerings, to be placed upon the tomb of
the late President McKINLEY, were received here last night and this morning,
including beautiful pieces from the White House. Later Mrs. McKINLEY took the
flowers to West Lawn and had them arranged about the tomb.
Honoring Colgate's Heroes
Hamilton, N. Y., May 30 - Colgate University celebrated Memorial Day by decorating
a tablet in the college library, commemorative of Colgate men who fell during
the Civil war. Addresses were made by President G. E. MERRILL, Deacon D. W.
SKINNER and George B. MARSTEN, ‘02.
Rain at Utica
Utica, May 30 - Memorial Day services were interfered here to-day because
of rain which fell continually throughout the forenoon. On this account much
of the programme had to be omitted.
At the Tomb of Lafayette
Paris, May 30 - A number of Americans made the usual pilgrimage to Picpus
semetery this afternoon, and placed wreaths upon the tomb of LAFAYETTE.
Thrown From Wagon and Killed
Elmira, N. Y., May 30 - Dr. F. W. BROCKWAY of Erin, Chemung county, was thrown
out of his wagon at Bresport tonight and fatally injured. His head struck a
stone in the road. He died thirty minutes after the accident.
How Cheap Baking Powder is Made
The Health Department of New York has seized a quantity of so-called cheap
baking powder, which it found in that city. Attention was attracted to it by
the low price at which it was being sold in the department stores. Samples were
taken and the chemist of the health Department reported the stuff to be "an
alum powder," which analysis showed to be composed chiefly of alum and
The powder was declared to be dangerous to health, and several thousand pounds were carted to the offal dock and destroyed.
It is unsafe to experiment with these so-called "cheap" articles of food. They are sure to be made from alum, rock, or other injurious matter. In baking powders, the high class, cream of tarter brands are the most economical, because they go farther in use and are healthful beyond question.