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Newport Mercury (Newspaper) - September 4, 1920, Newport, Rhode Island R I VOLUME 13 Jhe Mercury -IN H jo -IN A Mercury Building H It li he In On with generA nenri In iat to la very to I In 6 In an nl tent free and Matters WOMEN VOTERS The board of and tration hove their hands ful In preparing for the fall elections Complications arise every the sUtus of the still being in some doub because of the legal proceedings When the present boon was created it that would have the right to vote fo President and Vice President only but now at times the board think that the women can vote for every thing that men can and then again a doubt arises as to their legal ing If the federal amendment is tive more women will be entitled to j vole than have registered Every woman who is assessed for real is entitled to have her name go on the list regardless of whether she registered last June or not This may be tho means of making more women's names on the lists Those who are assessed for personal erty only or who are not at nil can vote only if they registered previous to the first day of July last It appears now that there will be about 7000 male voters on the lists in Newport this year anil nearly 4000 women voters The first anil fifth wards will remain as heretofore hut the second third and fourth wards have been divided into two voting districts in order to avoid the congestion that would otherwise en- sue AH the members of the board are putting in practically their whole time to hasten the preparation of the voting lists which must be posted In accordance with law by the first or October A GREAT BALL GAME TUB ANNUAL HOUSE SHOW The Annual Horse Show opened t the Casino on Thursday nnd will continue until tonight The nee has been very large each day he summer colony been out in ull force und there haB been u large frum the Army and contingent There was a ome array of gowns worn by the women one of the moat striking being t royal purple with a hat to match by Mrs Williams P Burden was her sons Mr Burden Most of tho women selected lighter had light furn which were not out of place as there was a cool breeze blowing The diplomatic corps tives were well represented among thote present Baroness Romano wife of the Italian had a number of guests with her including Prince of the Polish Legation with Princess were the guests of Mr nnd Mrs Henry A C Taylor in their box nnd Capt naval attache of the Italian Embassy wan also present Following his usual custom on the first evening of the Newport horse show Reginald C one of the executive committee of the show gave n dinner night for the members of tho committee the judges and officials The dinner was given at Mr Vanderbilt's Sandy Point farm in Portsmouth An orchestra played during the evening and there was n troup of entertainers for the guests The Newport Hospital will reap a handsome sum from this show as the net proceeds are to go for the benefit of this excellent institution HOARD OF That great ball game last Saturday at Park between the City Officials headed by Mayor and members of the mer Colony headed by Gov mnn The City Officials won by a score of 11 to 8 but there was fun galore throughout the game The grounds were packed with spectators And the enthusiasm of the players was unbounded Rear Admiral Ashley H Robertson acted as umpire aided by Mrs Vincent Astor both of whom themselves fully equal to the task Their decisions were never dis- A goodly sum was realized for the aid of the Fund of the Newport Hospital and the Maternity Center of New York Because of the dinner of the Young Men's Republican Club on Thursday evening the weekly ing of the board of aldermen was on Wednesday evening It had been expected that there would be n full hearing on the street railway and ney question but Manager Gosling of the Newport County Electric Com- pany said that he had been unable to frame the proposed ordinance lating the jitneys and that the matter be referred to n committee Aldermen Thompson Hughes and Williams were appointed ns the com- j A number of jitney men were present to protest against any tion of their business and a number of civilian employes of the Training Station had signed n protest against elimination of the jitney The committee will probably hold public hearings and go into tho matter very thoroughly The other business was mostly routine super- intendent of reported a ney driver who because of physical incapacity should have his license re- The license was suspended and a hearing ordered ARE HALTED The various buildings on the tral street site are now on their way to the new locations and the whole site will probably be cleared within short time It will take some time to get all the buildings through the streets and settled on their dations Two movers are on the job one a local firm and the other from out of town As two of the buildings have been cut in half for the purpose of moving it will be some time before he streets arc again clear for traffic The progress of the Central street came to a sudden halt on Thursday when a temporary tion from Judge Blodgett of the Superior Court was served on the owners and movers Messrs Sheffield and representing Elizabeth H J Clara L and the trustees of estate secured a restraining order from Judge Blodgett pending a ing before the court in Providence Friday morning The petitioners claim that they arc owners of trees of much beauty and value which will not permit the passage of the house and they ask a perpetual injunction against moving the house past their property or cutting or injuring the trees in any way The injunction plies to William S Rogers owner of the Kimball house and his moving contractor The serving of the papers all work for a time as the Kimbal house was leading the first part of the Pike house up Mann avenue Later the progress of the Kimball house j was continued as far ns Kay street the injunction not applying to Mann avenue The Pike house then con for a time also There has been considerable com plaint among owners of property or some of the streets through which th buildings would pass at granting th permits for their moving but this the first legal step that has bee taken MRS FRENCH E x Mrs French Ensor Chadwick of Admiral Chadwick died at er home on on after a illness hough she has not been in good since the death of her husband omc two years ago her condition had ot been regarded as critical until n time before her death She had away from Newport visiting datives for several months and had her Newport home Twin only a few weeks ago Her cath came gredt shock to her inny friends Mrs Chadwick was Miss Cornelia ones Miller and was born in Utica S Y on November 20 1856 She a splendid education ng abroad for n time and was n of brilliant intellect She was married on November 20 1878 and md been a devoted companion to her Mrs Chadwick wos an indefatigable vorker and was a member of many committees and organizations in tho United States and abroad She had presented at the German Court nnd bad been decorated by the French Government She was deeply in Newport and was active in whatever work might result in the of the city Her love for humanity nnd her de- sire to prevent suffering hnd led her to invent and perfect the Chadwick designed to afford greater comfort to injured or wounded men while being removed for treatment This device saw service on the European battlefields Rev Stanley C Hughes conducted a funeral service at the residence on Thursday afternoon and the remains were taken to West JOHN B ALLEN CASTLEWOOD TO HANAN SONS The directors of the Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meet ing on Tuesday evening and discussed a number of matters of interest to the community The hotel committee pre- sented its report on the conference with hotel men and two local enterprises were endorsed The Park Commission has received a claim from a Newport man for damages for injuries alleged to have been received as the result of a fall the steps of the band stand at Touro park last month The matter has been referred to a committee for investigation Mr Sanford T Gladding formerly of this city is seriously ill in York He is a son of the late Tl omas Gladding and a brother of the late Sydney G Gladding of Newport By the will of John H Hanan who lied in New York a short time ago Newport property on Girard avenue becomes a part of the estate which will be divided equally between two sons by a former Addison B and Herbert W Hanan All the property was left to his wife but to revert to his sons after her Mrs Hanan died last January and as the will had not been changed the erty now goes to the sons The Newport property was ly owned by Mrs of New York and San Francisco and has changed hands several times It is a beautiful estate located near hill and commands a view of the bay for many miles It is not I known as yet whether either of the I sons will occupy the property or I whether it will be placed on the ket again i SONS OF THE REVOLUTION i The anniversary of the Buttle o Rhode Island coming on August 29 the annual meeting of tl Rhode Island Society Sons of the Revolution which is usually on that day took place on Monday night August when the ing officers were chosen for the en- suing G Ward I First Vice H Second Vice R Harvey C Wilkinson H Sanborn Edwin P Robinson William Safford Jones Stanley C Hughes William A Sherman P King Board of G Stevens Edward A Sherman Frederick P Asa B nan Arthur J Ober and the officers Delegates to General Convention of the G Ward Henry G Wilkinson Francis L Greene William Jones Dr Edwin P Robinson Asa B Kennan The society voted to contribute to the Valley Forge Fund for the Bay Memorial Mr John li Allen one of the eian business men of Newport and rre of our oldest citizens died at his home on Sherman street on Monday He in failing health for some time due to his advanced years and his death was not unexpected He was in his eighty-seventh year j Mr Allen was born in Newport on August 1 1834 and learned the painter's trade as young man He was nt various times engaged In business for himself and with others as partners but had retired from tive business several years before his death the business being carried on by his son Mr John A Allen Mr Allen was u charter member of Excelsior Lodge of Odd Fellows ing been a member of Rhode Island at the time the new lodge was formed He served as treasurer of Excelsior for many years arid had also been Chief Patriarch of Encampment of the order He was well known and was highly esteemed Ho is survived by a son Mr John A Allen and two daughters Mrs William II Boone and Mrs D Worrall He also leaves a brother Mr William Allen who is conceded to he the oldest active business man In Newport REPUBLICAN DINNER The annual dinner of the Young Men's Republican Club was held at Newport Beach on Thursday evening and was well attended there being many women voters present to hear the issues of the set forth The Women's Republican Club was represented among the speakers by its vice president Mrs Edward A man nnd the new voters aro taking much interest in their new duties and privileges The dining hall was very ively decorated and presented a de- lightful appearance when the diners entered the hall A large corps of ushers saw that all were seated and after the Divine blessing had been invoked by Rev Mr full at- tention was given to the excellent turkey dinner that was provided After the dinner President James W Thompson spoke briefly and pre- sented Governor R Livingston man as toastmaster introducing the Governor as the next Secretary of the Navy This announcement drew longed applause and all stood in honor of the Governor He told ot his recent visit to Senator Harding nnd of his greetings to the Club nnd to Rhode Island He urged unity in support of the Republican ticket this fall Mrs Edward A Sherman vice president of tho Women's Republican Club was then introduced and gave a brief address thanking the members of the Club for their assistance to the women and promising the support o the Women's Republican Club for Republican Congressman Clark Burclick told of of Bay under n Republican administration showing how Daniels had diverted all naval development from the Bay and toward the South Colonel H Anthony Dyer spoke in his usual forceful ner urging the election of nnd arid the relegation of Cox and his gang to the background The last speaker was Congressman Foss of Illinois who proved to be an eloquent speaker explaining at con- length the specific issues ot I the national campaign of which he i had an excellent understanding He told of the tariff issues the cratic extravagance the League of Nations nnd Americanism From cur regular correspondent Picnic at Third Heath in Honor of Mr and Mrs Crown Mrs Fanny Smith gave a picnic party at Third or Beach on Tuesday She was assisted by her two sisters-in-law Mrs and Mrs Charles Sisson The affair was in honor of Mr and Mrs John E Brown of Washington D C who are spending their vacation with Mr and Mrs Newton Holland and Mr Georgo A Brown who were also present at the Tables were spread on the piazza of the cottage belonging to Mr and luncheon was served there Among the guests was Mr Fred E Burrill of Worcester Mass After lunch the party enjoyed clamming walking and bathing At night they went to the home of Mrs Smith and a supper was served A similar affair was given about a month ago in honor of Mr and Mrs Harry Johnson of Washington D C Mrs Johnson was before her riage Miss Ruth Drown sister of Mr John Brown Mrs Brown will return to Washington on Sunday Plans are made for a similar picnic to be held in honor of Mr and Mrs Albert E Brown when they shall ha spending their vacation here later in the month Memorial Tablet Unveiled On Sunday morning at the Berkeley Memorial Chapel a memorial tablet was unveiled at the close of the lar service which was conducted by Rev Arthur Rogers D by Rev Conover After a prayer an American flag which had concealed the tablet was drawn aside showing a beautiful light grey stone It was placed in memory of Rev Conover's son Richard Stevens Conover 2nd It is inscribed Qui in Domino In Proud and Loving Memory of Richard Stevens 2nd cor- poral of the machine gun company 18th United States Born in Concord H H 18th of March Ho learned here the joy of earth and sen He was killed in action at Cantigny France May 27 1018 Eternal rest grunt unto him 0 Let light perpetual shine upon him The Free Library was visited on Tuesday by Mrs William M Congdon of Providence who is the State Chairman of the Traveling Library of Rhode Island Mrs don visits the library annually Mrs Edgar has had as guest Mrs Angelina Skinner of Mass Mrs William Thomas and Mrs Ar- thur Anthony have gone on an mobile lour through Massachusetts MR BROnSKY RESIGNS HELD FOR GRAND JURY There was a hearing before United States Commisioner Moore on day in the case against Everett S Greason charged with embezzling funds from the National Exchange Bank to the amount of De- fendant was represented by Mr F F Nolan as counsel and the witnesses for the prosecution were at considerable length No neses were put on for the defense and there was no argument At tho conclusion of the hearing Moore adjudged the defendant probably guilty and held him in to await the action of the Federal grand jury Bail was hy Mr Henry J Jones COL HARRY CUTLER Rev David resigned as Rabbi of the Congregation Israel to accept a call to become tor of the Congregation In Dorchester Mass He will take over his new duties immediately Rabbi Brodsky has been in Newport for several years and has made many friends here He has appeared in a number of public entertainments as a soloist having a baritone voice ol rare charm He has been much sought after by music lovers and will be greatly missed by his friends in port Next Monday will be Labor Day Dr and Mrs Alexander Rice are off on a long motor trip of some ten days or Meanwhile they will make extensive tour through New and Canadi September is here Only a little over three months until Christmas Two were brought back from Portland Maine this week by Chief Tobin and were later bound over to await the action of the October grand jury on charges of ing an automobile without the con- sent of the owner They hended in Portland while attempting to sell the car and were held by the police there Chief Tobin went over the road in his own car and the men back but the party was pretty well tired out when it reached Newport on the return journey The elevation plans for Jhe new Sheffield school have been approved hy the aldermanic committee and Architect Weaver is now working on the plans and specifications and it is hoped that bMs may be called for within a short time It is hoped to have the work well advanced by the time winter sets in and will be observed as a general holi i day in this city although there is no particular programme for observance on the part of the labor unions As it is the last holiday of the summer season it ought to bring a large crowd of visitors to Newport on both Sunday and Monday if the weather will kindly consent to be favorable After Monday Newport will begin to j withdraw into winter quarters though there will be several weeks of the fine autumn weather yet to be en- joyed by those who are able to remain here The sudden death of Col Harry Cutler of Providence in London last Saturday is a loss to the Stale am to the Jewish denomination out the world Col Cutler was born in He came to this country after his father had been murdered by the Nihilists in his native land By his indomitable energy he built up a thriving jewelry business in dence He was well and favorably known to the jewelry trade all over the country Since about the ning of the World War he had been prominent and active in the Jewish relief work devoting nearly nil his time and energy to aiding the cause both in this country and in Some years ago he was a member oi the General Assembly of Providence He was a member of the Perry tennial Commission of Rhode Island and had been from the beginning the Auditor General of the Inter State Board that has charge of the ment to Commodore Perry on Lake Erie The sensational murder of Dr C Franklin Mohr has been brought to mind again by the death in the State penitentiary of Henry one of the two negroes who had been found guilty of the murder Spellman had been in confinement for several years awaiting sentence for the crime Dr Mohr was murdered while on his way to his Newport home from office in Providence by automobile and the case proved to be highly The fares on all zones of the port County Electric Railway arc now ten cents the increase having gone into effect on Wednesday TMs more than it sounds for while the cash fares were eight cents previous to the raise it was possible to buy tickets good for 16 rides for a dollar These tickets have now been called in and the remaining rides have been re deemed at their face value I Mr and Mrs Louis i who were married in New York i on Tuesday arc spending a few days i with Mr Jennings aunts the MUses Cottrell on Pelham street before i proceeding to Arizona where Mr j is employed on an engineering project MM Jennings was formerly Miss Dorothy Frost of Springfield I Mass I Work has already been begun by i the new lessees in remodeling the Lafayette theatre to belter fit it for theatrical purposes The most Im- portant feature will be to establish a sloping floor as the flat floor has long been a handicap to this establishment A costly pipe organ will be installed and the syndicate proposes to show the finest class of moving pictures In this theatre The Congregation Achim i of this city has extended a call I I Rev Julius Bloch to serve as Rabb and he is expected here within a days Rev Mr Bloch was i cantor and rabbi at the Israel and is well known in this city The synagogue to which he will come this time is located on Bull street The Dramatic Club its regular monthly meeting on day evening at the Berkeley Parish A business meeting was held after which an entertainment given by a committee composed ot Miss Madeline Miss Gladys and Mr Lewis Plummet Mr and Mrs Robert W Smith accompanied by Mr and Mrs Fred P have gone on an extended automobile trip leaving homes on Wednesday They will stop at Salem Newburyport Salisbury Bench and Lawrence and will come on the return trip through Plymouth and the Cape Cod Canal Mr Harry Marshall and his mother rs Elizabeth Marshall who have cen spending the week-end at Mr home on Green End ue with Mrs Marshall have re- turned to Providence A freak chicken was hatched out at the farm of Mr Arthur It had two perfect pairs of egs one pair in the usual place and pair in a reverse position Mr and Mrs James R Chase 2d liss Ruth Chase Miss Ivah L am and Mr Robert Chase have re- from a motor trip to New lampshire Mrs Arthur L has con- her visit with Mrs Edward J and has gone to Block sland to visit her cousin Mrs Ansel Ball Mrs Charles S Plummer who re- cently had a bad fall is now so much improved as to be about ngain Mr Plummer who at the same time cut his foot while bathing is about again The picnic of St Mary's and Holy Cross Sunday schools and parish held at on Thursday from 10 a m to 4 p m A luncheon was served the various members bringing cakes or niches or material for lemonade Games were played and a baseball game was player between the older boys of the two Sunday Schools Mrs Edward A Brown entertained the members of the William Ellery Daughters of the American Revolution at her home farm on Saturday last to celebrate the date of the battle of Rhoda Island About twenty-five members were present Refreshments were served by the hostess ami the after- noon was spent in a social way Dr and Mrs John A Voting their children are enjoying a motor rip for two weeks oysters are new In the i market An alarm from Box 432 the box at Easton's Beach caused a little ness in the city last Saturday ing as it was feared that the bench I bo in but the proved to H p r has i I Hirt Long and l-e K Ms home with his sister Mrs clarence Vose Miss Jane Barclay is spending a week with her brother and law Mr and Mrs William Barclay of Conn The Berkeley Dramatic Club bers sent a post card shower to Mrs William C Hubbell in honor of her birthday Mrs whose home is in Amarillo Texas was formerly i the president of the club J Mr and Mrs Greason of Brooklyn are parents Mr A I Brown j Mrs John B Ward and children i who been spending the summer at tho Whitman on j avenue have returned to their homo in i i
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