SIFTINGS OF THE NEWS. Chicago, Ill., March 29--Colonel Free- man Connor, 70 years old, a retired army officer, living in Valparaiso, Ind., was found dead in Forty-third street early today. Apparently he died from heart disease. Colonel Connor and his wife attended a wedding last evening. When the guests were preparing to leave Colonel Connor mentioned that he was not feel- ing well, and that he would order a car- riage. Thinking the fresh air might bene- fit him, he decided to walk to the livery stable, and was not seen again alive.