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   Newport Mercury (Newspaper) - September 4, 1920, Newport, Rhode Island                               NUMHKH NENVPOUT, R. I., SKPTKMBKR VOLUME CLXH-NO. 13 Jhe Mercury. TIIHMUKCUKY KJIJUSI1INOCO -IN 8ANHOUN, H. SANHOKN, jo -IN A Mercury Building, JtlTHAUKH HTKf.KT. rtrwjwir, H. l> .litr-fhljjJ It li he In On Unlun with generA) nenri, mhJSliffid nwny houieholdi In tnli iat ftlSir itnlei, llie llmiUd xjvtn to la very to butl- IZM I" Blnjle eocltt In 6 cenlj. In an obtnlncd nl onico ir.cn tent free, and eptcUl llvin iilvertlBCO Matters, WOMEN VOTERS' The board of cnnvassers and regis- tration corUinly hove their hands ful In preparing Ihe "Bli! for the fall elections. Complications arise every clny, the sUtus of the fedcra nmcndmcnt still being in some doub because of the legal proceedings 1i 'j'cnn'esBCC. When the present boon, was created, it accmcd that worncr 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 stand- ing. If the federal amendment is effec- tive, more women will be entitled to j vole than have registered. Every woman who is assessed for real es- tatc 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 prop- erty only, or who are not asossted 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 attend- nee has been very large each day. 'he summer colony been out in ull force und there haB been u large cprcaentation frum the Army and s'avy contingent. There was a hand- ome array of gowns worn by the women, one of the moat striking being t royal purple, with a hat to match, A-orn by Mrs. Williams P. Burden, vho was accompunled'by her sons and1 Mr. Burden. Most of tho women, lowcvcr, selected lighter nany had light furn, which were not out of place, as there was a cool breeze blowing. The diplomatic corps representa- tives were well represented among thote present. Baroness Romano, wife of the Italian Ajnbassador, had a number of guests with her, including Cnpt. FranceEca Guardabasai. Prince Rndzlwil! of the Polish Legation, with Princess Rudzfwill, were the guests of Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry A. C. Taylor in their box, nnd Capt. Vivuleri, naval attache of the Italian Embassy, wan also present. Following his usual custom on the first evening of the Newport horse show, Reginald C. Vanderbllt, one of the executive committee of the show, gave n dinner night for the members of tho committee, the judges and 'olher 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 AMIERMEN That was'a great ball game last Saturday at Frcebody Park between the City Officials, headed by Mayor Ifahoney, and members of the Sum- mer Colony, headed by Gov. Bceck- 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 provad themselves fully equal to the task. Their decisions were never dis- puted. A goodly sum was realized for the aid of the JIaternily 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 meet- ing of the board of aldermen was hclil on Wednesday evening. It had been expected that there would be n full hearing on the street railway and jit- ney question, but Manager Gosling of the Newport County Electric Com- pany said that he had been unable to frame the proposed ordinance regu- lating the jitneys, and aski'd that the .matter be referred to n committee. Aldermen Thompson, Hughes and Williams were appointed ns the com- j mittec. A number of jitney men were present to protest against any restric- 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. Ffctborn Coggestiall, super- intendent of hncks, reported a hack- ney 'driver who, because of physical incapacity, should have his license re- voked. The license was suspended and a hearing ordered. liUILDlNCS ARE; HALTED The various buildings on the Cen- 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 nb'w foun- 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 -.OU3C5 came to a sudden halt on Thursday when a temporary injunc- tion from Judge Blodgett of the Superior Court was served on the owners and movers. Messrs. Sheffield and representing Elizabeth H. J. Itobinson, Clara L. and the trustees of Zcdwitz estate, secured a restraining order from Judge Blodgett pending a hear- 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 ap- plies to William S. Rogers, owner of the Kimball house, and his moving contractor. The serving of the papers stoppec 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 tinucd to'advance 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. CJIADWICK x Mrs. French Ensor Chadwick, idow of Admiral Chadwick, died at er home on Oakwocd terarce on hursday, after a shqrt illness. Al- hough she has not been in good calth 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 oecn away from Newport, visiting datives, for several months, and had pened her Newport home, "Twin only a few weeks ago. Her cath came as-a 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 eceived a splendid education, study- 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 msband. Mrs. Chadwick wos an indefatigable vorker, and was a member of many committees and organizations in tho United States and abroad. She had >een presented at the German Court nnd bad been decorated by the French Government. She was deeply ntercsled in Newport and was active in whatever work might result in the Mjttcrment of the city. Her love for humanity nnd her de- sire to prevent suffering hnd led her to invent and perfect the Chadwick carrier-stretcher, 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 Morgnntown, 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 manu- facturing 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 4mm 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 New- 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, :he 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 vdeath. Mrs. Hanan died last January, (and as the will had not been changed, the prop- erty now goes to the sons. The Newport property was former- ly owned by Mrs. Bruguicre of New York and San Francisco, and has changed hands several times. It is a beautiful estate, located near Mian- tonorni 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 mar- ket again. i SONS OF THE REVOLUTION i ___ The anniversary of the Buttle o Rhode Island coming on Sundaj August 29, the annual meeting of tl Rhode Island Society, Sons of the Revolution, which is usually hnld on that day, took place on Monday night, August 30th, when the follow- 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. GarrctUon, Asa B. Ken- nan, Arthur J. Ober, and the officers. Delegates to General Convention of the G. Ward, Henry G. Wilkinson, Francis L. Greene. William Sartord 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 vet- eian business men of Newport and rre of our oldest citizens, died at his home on Sherman street on Monday. He had.been 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 :i young man He was nt various times engaged In business for himself, and with others as partners, but had retired from ac- 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, hav- 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 Aquidncck 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. Thomjfi D. Worrall. He also leaves a brother, Mr. William Allen, who is conceded to he the oldest active business man In Newport REPUBLICAN CI.UIJ 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 cainpaign set forth. The Women's Republican Club was represented among the speakers by its vice president, Mrs. Edward A. Sher- man, nnd the new voters aro taking much interest in their new duties and privileges. The dining hall was very attract- 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. Feringn, 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 Bccck- 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 the- Republican sandidates. Congressman Clark Burclick told of the-possibilities of Narragansctt 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 man- ner, urging the election of llardint; nnd Coolidgc 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- siderable length the specific issues ot I the national campaign, of which he i had an excellent understanding. He told of the tariff issues, the Demq- cratic extravagance, the League of Nations nnd Americanism. MIDDLLTOWN (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 Sachuest, Beach on Tuesday. She was assisted by her two sisters-in-law, Mrs. John'Peabody 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 iiicnic, Tables were spread on the piazza of the cottage belonging to Mr. Heslcom Pcabody 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 mar- riage Miss Ruth Drown, sister of Mr. John Brown. Mr.'and 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 regu- lar service, which was conducted by Rev. Arthur Rogers, D. by Rev. James'P. Conover. After a prayer, an American flag, which had concealed the tablet, was drawn aside, showing a beautiful light grey sand- stone. It was placed in memory of Rev. 'Conover's son, Richard Stevens Conover, 2nd. It is inscribed "Beat! Mortui Qui in Domino In Proud and Loving Memory of Richard Stevens Co'nover, 2nd, cor- poral of the machine gun company, 18th United States infantry: 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 Lord! Let light perpetual shine upon him. The Midillctown 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. Cong- don visits the library annually. Mrs. Edgar I-owis has had as guest Mrs. Angelina Skinner of Altlcboro, Mass. Mrs. William Thomas and Mrs. Ar- thur Anthony have gone on an nuto- mobile lour through Massachusetts. MR. BROnSKY RESIGNS HELD FOR GRAND JURY There was a hearing before United States Commisioner Moore on Thurs- 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 cross-exam- iricil at considerable length. No wit- neses were put on for the defense and there was no argument. At tho conclusion of the hearing, Commls- sioncr Moore adjudged the defendant probably guilty and held him in to await the action of the Federal grand jury. Bail was fur-, nishcd hy Mr. Henry J. Jones. COL. HARRY CUTLER Rev. David Brodsky'has resigned as Rabbi of the Congregation Jeshuat Israel to accept a call to become Can- tor of the Congregation Beth-el 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 N'ew- 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 ,-m extensive tour through New and Canadi. September is here. Only a little over three months until Christmas. Two sailor? 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 tak- ing an automobile without the con- sent of the owner. They were.appre- 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 bro-aght 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, al- 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 through- out the world. Col. Cutler was born in Russia.- 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 Provi- dence. He was well and favorably known to the jewelry trade all over the country. Since about the begin- 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 Euiope. Some years ago he was a member oi the General Assembly of Providence He was a member of the Perry Cen- tennial Commission of Rhode Island and had been from the beginning the Auditor General of the Inter State Board that has charge of the monu- 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 Spcllman, 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 sen- sational. The fares on all zones of the New- port County Electric Railway arc now ten cents, the increase having gone into effect on Wednesday. TMs t: 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 Cottrcll Jen- 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. Jen- j nings 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 Ahavath 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 formerl i cantor and rabbi at the Congregatio Jeshuat Israel, and is well known in this city. The synagogue to which he will come this time is located on Bull street The Uevkoley. Dramatic Club its regular monthly meeting on Fri- day evening at the Berkeley Parish liousc. A business meeting was held, after which an entertainment given by a committee composed ot Miss Madeline Oxx, Miss Gladys and Mr. Lewis Plummet. Mr. and .Mrs. Robert W. Smith, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Webiwr, have gone on an extended automobile trip, leaving thoir homes on Wednesday. They will stop at Salem, Newburyport, Salisbury _ Bench, Hnverhill 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. arshall's home on Green End ave- ue, with Mrs. Marshall, have re- turned to Providence. A freak chicken was hatched out eccntly at the farm of Mr. Arthur .Ibro. 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. Peck- am and Mr. Robert Chase have re- urned from a motor trip to New lampshire. Mrs. Arthur L. Pcckham has con- luded her visit with Mrs. Edward J. 'cckham 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 Bcthshan-in-the-Woodj on Thursday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. A luncheon was served, the various members bringing cakes or sand- 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 Chaptcr Daughters of the American Revolution, at her home, "Bronkfield" 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. Scallops'and oysters are new In the i market. An alarm from Box 432, the box at Easton's Beach, caused a little uneasi- ness in the city last Saturday even- ing, as it was feared that the bench I bo in d.ingcr, but the -rtment proved to H. p r has rcn'.oved i" I' Hirt, Long Isl- and, whci l-e K i.iako Ms home with his sister, Mrs. clarence Vose. Miss Jane Barclay is spending a week with her brother and sister-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. William Barclay of Ridgcficld, Conn. The Berkeley Dramatic Club mem- bers sent a post card shower to Mrs. William C. Hubbell, in honor of. her birthday. Mrs. Hubbcll, whose home is in Amarillo, Texas, was formerly i the president of the club. J Mr. and Mrs. I.oRoy Greason of Brooklyn are vis-tin- Gre.ison'a parents, Mr. an.I F.dward A. I Brown. j Mrs. John B. Ward and children, i who bnve been spending the summer at tho Whitman cottasn on j avenue, have returned to their homo in Brooklini. i i   

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