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Etruck by Car Driven by Andrew Roux
Oct. 16 Was Brother of Sister M.
Francis of Baltio Convent.
John Grady, 68, died at St. Joseph's
capital Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock from urania as the result of
Injuries received in an -automobile ac
cident, when he m struck toy a car
driven by Andrew" Roux of 'this city.
The accident occurred Tuesday
evening, Oct. 16. Mr. Grady received
three fractures, one at the base of the
skull, which proved fatal. He has been
unconscious most of the- time and in a
verious condition.
He was born in South Coventry' but
bad lived In this city for many years
and was -well known. Before the time
of his death he was living at 85 South
Park street. He is survived by live
cierters, Sister Mary Francis of the
Baltic convent and Misses Margaret,
'JVorah, Katherine and 'Nellie of this
city. '
Coroner Bill will be In this cits to
ay (Friday) and will hold an inquest
at which Mr. Roux will be present. It
will be decided at this hearing- whether
Mr. Roux will be charged with man-
laughter, j
Uudge Kellogg, in Superior Court,
Hears Claims of Jake Berkowitz vs,
Abraham and Lena Cohen.
Two cases heard before the superior
(court Thursday were the results of a
real estate deal at. Chestnut Hill. The
p.fat case was that of Jake Berkowitz
tr Abraham and Lena Cohen and
Horace Price.
The plaintiff claims that the Cohens
tme to his house to live forttwo or
ree days while looking pver the farm
a man named Freeman, for whom
rkowitz was the agent. Berkowitz
claims that he lent Abraham Cohen
)S20 for carfare and he paid Freeman
9i for butter and eggs which the Co
hens took, as they said that "Jake
Would pay for it," and he also asked
lor some money for auto hire and tele
graph charges.
The Cohens deny all this, saying
that they had plenty of money and did
ot borrow from Berkowitz. They say
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Oar statistics show that nine
eat of tea like the Vocation
far better than any other
phonograph they have ever
heard. Hear it yourself Yon,
too, will be won by the rich
Vocation tone the refined
elegance of the cabinets and
the fine new privilege of play
ing each record as you wish
by means of the Graduola ex- .
pression device.
Succeeding Elmore & Shepard
feO-62 North St, Willimantic
Lady Assistant Tel. connection
Removed to 715 Main St. Willimantio
flours a. m. to 8 s. to. Phone 44
Undertaker and embalmer
62 Church St, Willimantic Ct.
telephone Iady Assistant
that they did not "get any -eggs or. but
ter and paid for' the telegrams.
Benjamin JUavine, n'Xew York -attorney,
searched -the files of . the town
clerk -of Columbia and. found that
there were several mortgages on' the
property-and advised his clients, the
Cohens, not-torbuy;-anTthey-did not.
The Cohens claim . that ; they gave
Berkowitz $5 as pay for their board.
since they asked him how., much it
would be, and he said that he did' not
charge a customer. , .Berkowitz denied
this and admitted that It was not cus
tomary to charge for livery hire while
showing a prospective customer farms.
One hundred dollars was given to Mr.
Freeman as money down. He said
that the Cohens took eggs and butter,
saying that Berkowitz would pay. for
taem. several witnesses were exam
ined who had heard Berkowitz ask the
Cohens .for $50.55 at the ra-ilroad sta
ticn. The testimony given on the same
points was so dirrerent that it was
apparent one of them was liable to a
charge of perjury. Court adjourned
for a recess at 12.50 until 2 o'clock, the
case being submitted to Judge Kellogg
witnout argument. He reserved de
The case of Jake Berkowitz was
heard when court was called to order
at 2 o'clock In the afternoon.
The Gluberman Farm 8ale.
The case was a continuance of the
first, inasmuch as Berkowitz claimed
a commission on the farm which the
conens nougnt, the farm or Harry Glu
berman. The plaintiff endeavored to
prove that he directed the Cohens to
the Gluberman farm and told Gluber
man that they were coming. He told
the court that he was recognized as
one or the agents of Gluberman and
had been promised a S ner cent, com
mission. Berkowitz claimed that he
sent the Cohens to the farm, as he
could not go since he had another deal
The Cohens and Gluberman endeav
ored to prove that while they were
waiting for a train to take them back
to Willimantic Harry Sllversteln an
other real estate agent, who was also
working for Gluberman, showed up in
a wagon. The Cohens asked him
about prices to take them to Willi
mantic and during the conversation the
Cohens told Silverstein that they were
looking for a farm, and he took them
to the Gluberman farm, saying 'that
he would not charge them anything for
riding. They looked the farm over and
decided to take It.
. About this time 'Berkowitz showed no
and Levine, the Cohens' attorney from
iew lore, saa tnat he told Berkowitz
to get out. Witness after witness was
produced to show the time and loca
tion of the making. of the documents.
all or which testimony differed. A
witness was produced who swore that
Berkowitz telephoned from his house
to Gluberman that "a prospective cus
tomer was coming, while Gluberman
claims that neither he nor his wife
ever received sucn a message. Silver
stein, when, on the stand, said that
he had sold , many farms, several - in
the Norwich vicinity, but he could not
. remember either the names - of the
seller or. purchaser, the price nor the
commission tnat he received.
A Question of Roads.
1 The geography of the roads in the
vicinity of the two farms waa brought
up. i ueveiopea tnat the Freeman
farm and the Gluberman farm are con
, nected by a road that passes the
(chestnut Hill station and that the di
! rect road to Willimantic from the
freeman farm do.es not pass that' sta
tion. The Cohens claim that they yot
tired of walking and inquired the way
to the Chestnut Hill station and there
i met silverstein, while Berkowitz said
mat be directed the Cohens to the
Gluberman farm, since they were not
satisfied witn the treeman farm.
t Both cases were submitted to Iniln
Kellogg without argument. Attorney
F. H. Foss for the plaintiff in both
cases and Attorney P. J. Danahey for
both accused giving examples of how
the Connecticut superior court had de
cided in relation to the commission of
real estate agents who had taken part
in transactions.
Court was adjourned at S o'clock un
til Friday morning at . 10.15.
ed guilty to ' charge of intoxication
In -the elty court xnursaay morning.
Judgment wae suspended 24 hours to
allow him to get out of town.
'. Auto Lights Dim, Fined.
The continued case -of William E.
Brown, . charged with not' having the
proper lights displayed on his auto
mobile Tuesday evening and Wednes
day morning. He 'pleaded not guilty,
saying that . he ran out of gasoline
while in front of St.- Joseph's school
on Valley street that night and he tried
tu. find .eome leaving his lights lit,
With the dimmers on. He did not find
any, so-left hit! car there all night.
Officers- Paulhus and Me Arthur testi
fied that the lights were not lighted.
He was fined 110 and costs, amounting
to $17.60, which he paid.
REACH $204,950 THU RSD AY.
Day's Subscriptions Encouragingly Big
at Windham National Bank.
The sum of $204,950 Is the grand to
te..', of the sales for the second Liberty
loan in this section, which includes
Willimantic and the Windhams.
This is an increase of $47,800 over
Wednesday's tctal. The day's sales
are perhaps the largest for this cam
paign, since the Trust company has
seldom gone above $7,000, while the
highest for the Windham National
this week is $20,650. The Windham
National also reports that Thursday
had the largest number of Individual
subscribers, 140, as to 83 for Wednes
day and 101 for Tuesday, the biggest
day previous.
Talked Of, But Plan, Location and Pro
moters Are Secret. .
Plans are being made, in this city, to
organize a new hospital,- to be known
as a City hospital. Because of the
high cost of materials' and labor a
new building wil! probably not be built
it the organizers succeed In their work,
but a place will be bought.
The idea is backed by several of
Willimantic's prominent men and it
looks as if th'eidea would be carried
out. All of the local physicians will
be members of the Stan.
The care of patients in the wards
will be different from that at the local
hospital, Inasmuch as no medical
charges will be collected from these
people, and no operations will be per
formed without a consultation of doc
tors. A training school will also be
established and student; nurses will be
taught under experienced nurses.
No statement about the plans of the
organization could be -obtained, as all
of the doctors who had been approach,
ed said that the thing was a secret.
Blamed for Early . Morning Fire in
Pile of Soft Coal.
Spontaneous combustion" was the
cause of Engine company No. 1 being
-called out Thursday morning at 2
o'clock. Officer Paulhus discovered a
fire in the soft coal of the Holland
Manufacturing company which is
etored near St. Mary's church on "Val
ley street. He notified the company.
Several gallons of chemicals were used
ir. stopping the spreading of the fire,
but to put it out it was necessary to
have men shovel the coal over. With
the exception of the coal which was
burned, the. damage was slight.
Office Full of Smoke.
Because of the action of Lieutenant
McArthur of the police force, another
fire in the Johnson hoVse was pre
vented Thursday morning when he no
tified some of the men in the building
that the office was full of smoke. In
vestigation showed that the smoke was
caused by some soft coal around the
furnace which was burning and the
fire was put out with a stream of
water. ,
Given Leave to Leave.
Alfred Caignqt. of Providence plead-
Murray's leston
Coon 8upper.
Thursday evening a coon supper was
served by 'Manager Chris Leka. Robert
Casey was toastmaster and speeches
were made by all present. "Bill" urady
making the - most effective oratorical
effort. The party adjourned at about
11 o'clock, pronouncing the supper the
best possible. .Those present were Ed
ward Hurley, Robert Casey, William
Connoughton, Luke Allain, Ambrose
Casey. William McQuade, Arthur Hur
ley, Raymond Foy, William Grady,
William Hurley. The' coon was cap
tured Monday evening by Edward Hur
ley, Robert' Casey, William Connough
ton and William McQuade.
Coo's First Arrest.
After being on duty for one hour and
ten minutes, John Killourey, the- new
supernumerary of the Willimantic po
lice force, made his first arrest, Wil
liam Sarnofski of Chapman street, -on
complaint of his wife, as he was drunk.
He will appear, before the court this
(.Friday) morning. -
Brief Mention.
Dr. Charles Jenkins of this city is
''somewhere in France," according to a
cablegram received by his wife in this
city. .
John Killourey, the latest appointed
supernumerary policeman did his first
patrol duty Thursday evening on the
Jackson etreet beat, taking the place
Annual Meeting of Red Cneee Chap
terExecutive Committee Re-elected
Large Attendance at Funeral of
Jean B. LeCleiee Meeting at Lisbon
Saturday, Evening. " .
The annual meeting of Jewett City
chapter of the American Red Cross
was held in the Town hall Wednes
day evening. The chapter chairman.
D., L. Phillips,' presided.
-Miss Elizabeth ' Dealy, secretary.
read the minutes of the last annual
meeting. In the absence of the trees
urer. Miss 9. K. Adams, the treasurer's
report was read by Mrs. E. H. Hiscox
and showed receipts as follows: Mem
bership fees $276. SO, gifts from indi
viduals. and organizatiens $19&2, pro
ceeds from moving picture entertain
ment $27,60, proceeds from Garden
Party $20.60: total receipts $5.18.12-.
The disbursements were: Supplies for
work done by the chapter $365.64, cash
on hand ,$152.8 total S518.1Z.
These acconnts had been audited
and approved by R. W; Dearnley and
u. v rinn. . vv
Secretary's Report.
The secretary, 'Miss Dealy, then
read her . annual' report in which she
gave the membership of the chapter
as 649 annual members, five subscrib
ing members and one life member
Over 200 news bulletins and circular
letters have been received and about
150 pamphlets descriptive of . the dif
ferent Red Cross activities distributed
by the secretary, beBides regular rou
tine correspondence.
Finance Committee's Report. -
James Shea gave a brief report for
the finance committee, a part of whose
business it was to raise the Red Cross
Fund for ' War Relief. The secretary
and cashier of this fund. Miss Dealy,
gave the present amount as S2.314.46.
This- account was audited and approv
ed bv John Welch, G. H. Prior and E,
M. Gray. . - . .
Executive Committee.
Mrs. A. M. Brown, chairman of the
executive committee., outlined ' the
work done by the various committees.
In the report of the work committee
1c is interesting to know that the work
room has been open 49 periods, the
average number of workers being 194.
The smallest attendance was on the
evening of Jane 22, when one was
present, and the largest on ihe after
noon of Oct.- 2 when 22 were present.
A group of ladies meet in Pachaug
each week to sew, under the direction
of Mrs. W. B. Montgomery.' Miss
Bertha Lewis has charge of a similar
group In Voluntowa. About 40 knit
ters are working at present and some
very fine knitted articles are soon to
be shipped.
New By-laws Adopted.
The latest draft of by-laws from
the national society were read and up
on the motion of Mr. Shea were
According to the new by-laws the,
executive committee Is elected by the
society and appoints the officers and
The chairman appointed James
Shea, H. E. Paul and Mrs. E. H. His
cox a nominating committee and they
orougnt- in tne names of the same
executive committee that served last
year and they were elected. The com
mittee numbers Mrs. A. M. Brown,
mxb. J Tea conaie. Airs. j. H. Tracy,
Mrs. R. T. Cheney, Mrs. G H. Prior,
iu las i. i.- r oster
Jewett .City Savings Bank will be
open from 18 a. m. to 9 p. m everv
day this, week to receive applications
lor.oecona JLdDerty loan. adv.
Jean B. LeClaire. :
The. funeral service for Jean B. Le-
Uiaire, Held Thursday morning at St.
Mary's church, was lararelv artonrieui
The solemn high requiem mass was
celebrated by Rev. J. J. MeCabe with
ev. J. H. Fltzmaurice of Greeneville
as deacon and Rev. J. H. Seiferman
or jewett City sub deacon. The bear
ers were Judson La Fontaine, Felix
Guillet, Maxcy Seymour. Leon Rkux.
F. X. Casavant and Joseph Chenette.
fully sung by Misses Afriae Tberrien,
nt Offlrsf "Pa til rm a
All the schools in the city with the ie"nA? cly. Lana-.Mart.? Casavant. The
exception of the high school and the
parochial schools will be closed today
(Friday) to permit the teachers to at
tend the teachers convention.
The childre nof the Windham street
school gave over 40 bundles of second
hand clothing to the U. S. Belgian
Relief society Thursday afternoon. The
clothing was left at the Willimantic
Women's club rooms, where it will be
shipped to New York.
Eighty-seven Candles on Birthday
Cake for Mrs. Mary Latham Select
men Order Fence Across Spring
Street Removed.
36 -inch wide White Linen priced
at 65c, 75c and $1.00 a yard.
45-inch wide White Linen priced at
l5c and $1.45 a yard.
60-lnch wide White Linen at $1.69
k yard.
90-inch wide Belgian Linen Sheeting
at f z.bu a yard.
34-inch wide White Linene, 25c a
45-inch wide White Linene, 45c a
45-inch Hemstitched Pillow Cases
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.50 a pair.
30-inch wide A- C. A. Feather Tick
ing, blue and white stripes, 45c a yard.
Outing Flannel in good patterns,
fc7o a yard.
Colored Outing Flannel, better qual
ity. 20c a yard.
t " l
White Outing Flannel, 15c, 17c and
20c a yard. . . . . ...... .
36'-inch wide White Ojuting . Flannel,
25c a yard. " - , , m
Victoria Fleece, suitable for kimonos
and sacques and children's garments
in a wide Variety of fancy designs and
figures, 19c a yard.
The DO. C rvluiPipay
Mrs. Mary Latham celebrated her
87th birthday Wednesday in a quiet
manner, receiving calls from relatives
and friends. A big birthday cake with
67 candles lent an artistic touch to the
family table. Mrs. Latham is active
and can see and hear well. " She has
two children. Mrs. Cora Crossman and
John Latham, two grandchildren, Mrs.
Lloyd Brown and Ivan Crossman, and
en infant great-granddaughter, Vir
ginia Brown. She received many gifts
and entertained the following relatives
from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Colver, Miss Kate Colver, Mrs. H. H.
Watrous and Kenneth Watrous of the
navy yard and Mrs.' F. A. Molthrdp of
Gales Ferry.
To Initiate Ten.
There will be an - initiation Of ten
candidates by Washington council,- Jr.
O. U. A. M., some time in November,
Electric hoisting gear has been
brought to the freight station here for
tne Groton Iron works.
Fence Ordered Removed.' :
The fence which the . Groton . Iron
works placed across Spring street in
an effort to close the thoroughfare has
been ordered removed . by the select
men, ' as it was discovered that the
town accepted the street in 1873.
Mrs. Sallie Williamson has returned
to Sag Harbor.
William J3atty of Moodus has ar
rived, here to work - in the electrical
department of . the Groton. Iron works.
Capt. J. Sistare is- at work at the
station for the Groton Iron company.
Howard Palmer has secures em
ployment in the night shift of the Ship
and Engine company at Groton. .'
Mrs. Lucretia Johnson is . to make
her home this winter with relatives on
Front street. ",
Albert Patterson- of the naval -reserves
has been transferred :to New
l'or kand leaves immediately, v :
Mrs. John Gray and children have
moved to Mystic to paake their home.
Charles Main has resigned at the
Lathrop Machine shop.
waiting hymn, Au Ciel, Au Retour.
was a duet beautifully sum bv Miss
Therrien and Miss Casavant.
. The committal service at the bur
ial in St. Mary's cemetery;. Sylvan
dale,', was read by Father Sieferman.
assisted by Father McCabe. Funeral
Director J. A. Hourigan' was in charge.
Those present from out of town in
cluded Mr. LeClaire's brothers. Fran
cis and Napoleon Le Claire of St. Hy
acinthe. P. Q., Louis, Adolphus and
Gelia Cloudier, Mr. j and Mrs. Alfred
Gauthier, W-Ved Matthieu and Isador
Cloutler of Putnam, Mr. Paradis. Pe
ter Benoit, Joseph Chenelle ' and Al
bert L&Barrei of Taftville and Mr.
Gauthier of Baltic. A delegation from
Council Chaplean, St. Jean de Bap
tiste attended in a body.
Mrs. Anna Pelzer, 2526 Jefferson St'
So. Omaha. Neb., writes: "I can rec
ommend Foley's Honey and Tar as a
eure" cure for- coughs and- colds.; It
cured my daughter of a bad cold. My
neighbor. Mrs. Benson, cured herself
and her whole family with Foley's
Honey and Tar, .and everyone in our
neighborhood speaas nignry . ot it."
This reliable , family :eraedy masters
croup, ' It dears the air passages and
eases the eaeping. strangling fifrht for
1 breath.
The Lee & Osgood Co.
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To be Addressed Saturday Evening
by County Agent and Assistants.
There is to be a meeting In the Lis
bon town hall at Newent at 8 o'clock
Saturday evening. Farm Bureau
County Agent F. C. Warner of Nor
wich and his assistant, Mr. Witham,
and Home Economics Demonstrator
Miss Campbell and her assistant. Miss
Hallock, who also has charge of the
boy?' and girls' club work, will be the
speakers. These are representatives
of the New-London County Farm Bu
reau, and they desire to -give iielp of
any kind in their line to every com
munity in the. county. j.
Cellar Fire Fellows Plumbers' Visit.
The "lire alarm was sounded on the
Baptist bell at a llitle after 5 o'clock
Thursday evening for a fire in the cel
lar of the house owned by- S. G. Nor
man and occupied, by the Cadieux
family and Ambrose Higgins. Prompt
work by the firemen and those first at
the fire, with chemicals and garden
hose put out the blaze before much
damage was done. Plumbers had been
at work there during the day. The
fire was first discovered In a pile of
papers in a corner.
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II The high standard of quaKty and 'Z.TLL3S, 1
I H dependability of design guided ' ' ' ' 1 " ' :M J II
II government experts in their se- iPyTI I "Xft ii 1
IB lection. These are the features II W f ft jj if
IS that will guide you in selecting Vjgr , wsSSM!S 11
IB the right range: ' "j"' -'V cJ ' &
I pi Single damper regulating oven SjjjgC j i' I (L. cftf S-j
111 heat with one motion of an always ts,, , - , 3
b cool knob at "Bake," "Check" or " v-- ""-sSjggg f
m Kindle." ffiffinr 1 r- g
I pi Scientifically constructed cup joints Rwia I ' 'rjSTrm'M 11
B that conserve the heat. L Jar IB a jjgjflr Ijffi
The dock ash grate easUy clears fm . HomeOawford i
I p the fire of clinkers. ' vjL 1 " S ' - ' I , 1
P Perfection of design and finish, g jk-MMpjrSSgg , ll
IS long service and utility, distinguish XgWewrffe" . gBfiggST" " !
I j Crawford coal ranges or gas srf g
, Tbi. tyl. r.pgg mmde ill frr. 1, pn Homo, Empire. V III j t
f Charm, Villace and F airy, end in various un. T II ff 'aeSerMwsnisjS'Ajyf
II Estate of ill. HOURIGAN jf' j
best, man was Robert "Deshefy, brother
of the groom. '
The bride is the daughter -of Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert Daniels and a native of
Franklin. The groom is the son of
Mr. and iM'rs. Emil Deshefy of Occum.
He is a civil engineer, now employed
by the government at Eastern Point
where a shipyard is being construct
During the afternoon Mr, and Mrs.
Deshefy left for a trip to New York
and Trenton. On their return they
will reside in New London. The
bride's traveling suit was of blue ga
bardine with hat to match. .
The bride' received many useful and
beautiful gifts.
The bride is a member of the Eos
ary society of St. Mary's church and
was married within the chancel rail.
As the bridal party moved down the
main aisle a wedding march was
played by Miss N. V. Milner. At the
offertory Miss Madeline Gallagher
sang Ave Maria,
Guests were present from Connec
ticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Isl
and. .
Joseph Mercier, Drowned Sunday, Is
Buried by Lisbon Authorities.
As no relatives appeared - to claim
the body of Joseph Mercier who was
accidentally drowned Sunday, his bur
ial was arranged for by Lisbon offi
cials !n St. Mary's cemetery.
Deshefy-Daniels Wedding Silk Flag
Presented Methodist Sunday School
fhrough Sedgwick W. R. C. at Pa
triotic Service.
The marriage of Miss Helen Teresa
Daniels and Ernest Lawrence Deshefy
took- place Wednesday morning at 9
o'clock at St. Mary's church, Baltic.
Rev. J. V. E. Belanger performed the
ceremony and also celebrated a nup
tial high mass. After the ceremony a
breakfast - was served at the home of
the bride's parents In Franklin.
The bride was gowned .in white
pussy willow taffeta. She wore a veil
and carried a iouquet of white roses.
She was attended by her sister. Miss
Mary L. Daniels, who wore .white, or
gandy over pink messallne with hat
SMt-lt and carried Dink roses. The
Beautiful Silk Flag Presented Metho
dist Sunday School by Norwich. W.
R. C.
The patriotic exercises which were
held at the Baltic Methodist Episcopal
church last Sunday at which time a
handsome .American silk flag was pre
sented the Sunday school class were
largely attended. ' A delegation from
the Woman's Relief Corps of JJcrwich
was present.
Mrs. Mabel Georse of Norwich, pa
triotic instructor of the corps in the'
state, made the presentation on behalf
of Sedgwick Relief Corps, No. 16, of
Norwich. Rev. Charles Smith, pastor
of the church, accepted the flag and
thanked the donors for their appre
ciated gift. Rev. Mr. Smith delivered
an eloquent patriotic sermon. . He
poke of patriotic spirit which exists
m this country today and highly com
plimented the officers of the Woman's
Relief Corps for their patriotism and
eoble work being done in this state.
. Escorted by Scouts.
The Norwich delegation was met at
the 11.30 car Sunday by the Boy
Scouts of Troop No. 1, of Baltic, and
escorted to the church where special
services were held. Theodore Smith
of Pautipaug Hill represented Sedg
wick Post, G. A. R., of Norwich..
Mr. and -Mrs. Theodore Smith were
instrumental in obtaining this flag
for the class and the members of the
class greatly appreciate their patri
otic activities.
At the conclusion, of the services the
flag salute was given by the scouts,
The Star Spangled Banner sung by
th congregation concluding the pro
gramme. Members of different Sun
day school classes were present. The
officers of the relief corps thanked the
pastor and officers of the church for
the c-ordia reception extended them.
Heard and Seen.
Louis Trudeau was in Boston Tues
day on business.
William- H. Buteau has returned
from a business trip in Boston and
R. C. Starkweather of Franklin is
spending a few days with George Mo
ri n at the Baltic Inn. Mr. Starkwea
ther is shipping two carload3 of ap
ples to Boston. Thursday Mr. Stark
weather exhibited a variety of apples
tc Baltic friends. Mr. Starkweather
has specialized in this line for a num
ber of years and for the past 15 years
has won a number of prizes in differ
ent exhibits.
Stratford. The selectmen of Strat
ford are perplexed as to how they will ; olic charitable bureau
Death of William Benjamin Myers, a
Native of Gales Ferry Lamphere-
Liese Wedding Saturday Catholic
Chirdren Raise Money to Buy Lib-
erty Bonds.
Resigns Position at Head Head of
United Mine Workers.
William. Benjamin Noyes died at his
heme on Peouot Hill Wednesday ev
ening after a week's illness, following
a shock. Mr. Isoyea was born at
Gales Ferry, June 23, 1824. the son of
Benjamin and Maria .Hempstead woyeg
and has been a resident of this place
for over fifty years. He was a lumber
man, and has brought into the ship
yards of this village and at Palmer
shipyard, at Xo'ank, the largest tim
bers ever hauled. He thoroughly
knew his business and never met with
much trouble while handling large
trees In the woods. During the past
few years since he has been confined
to his home his many callers learned
much from his interesting talks of
Mystic in former days. .
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ben
jamin Davis of High sitreet, and Miss
Nettie Noyes, who resided at home, a
son, Louis Benjamin Noyes, of Los
Angeles, Cal.. two granddaughters and
a granson, also a sister, Mrs. Anv)
nette Zutcher of Phoenix, R. I.
Wedding on Saturday.
The wedding of Miss Etta MacLam
phere, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
B. Lampliere and Frederick N. Liese,
both of this place will take place Sat
urday at the Lamphere home on In
dustrial place.
Goes to Centre Groton.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred King have gone
to Centre Groton to make their home
with their son, Frank Kink and fam
ily for the winter.
Catholic Churches Give For Bonds.
St. Patrick's church has raised the
sum of $110 at special collections and
will purchase a Liberty Bond and pre
sent it to St.. Agnes' Home for De
pendent Infants, at Hartford. The
Noank church raised $50 to be used
for the same purpose; this was done
after the appeal of Kev. M. P. Hart, the
To Meet in Community Hall.
At the meeting of the local l-anch
of the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union arrangements . were effected
whereby the meetings are to be held
bi-monthly in Community hall on West
Main street, xne union is Dusy mail
ing ciimfort bags for the soldiers.
Personal and Social.
Private Irving Thomas of the avi
ation corps stationed at a camp in
Virginia is spending a few days fur
lough in Mystic.
George Garype has returned to Led-
yard after a visit in Mystic.
Rev. and Mrs. B. W. Hatfield have
returned to Deep River after several
days' stay at their summer home at
Cedar Crest.
Mrs. Abel Simmins of Providence Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Allen Williams.
Miss Bertha Foote has returned from
a visit Jn Boston.
Miss Lucy B. Kellogg entertained
St. Mark's guild at her home in Wil
low street Thursday afternoon.
The Monday club will begin meet
ings November 6. The first meeting
will be held with Mrs. Charles D.
Holmes. American Authors will be
studied this year.
Miss Rose Johnson la visiting In
Hartford. .
fill the ranks of the fire department,
which has .been depleted by the draft.
Out of 50 members, between 35 and 40
are at camp or have enlisted in some
branch of
Bridgeport. Holiday. Oct 29. is the
date selected for the formal opening
and house warming for the new day
nursery on the East Side which is to
be under the management of the Cath-
The affair Is
to be in the fofm of a kitchen shower
and nound nartv. The nurRerv Is non-
Lectarian in spite of the fact that il
13 in charge of the Catholic charitable
Indianapolis, Oct. 25. John P. White
resigned at noon today as president
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica. He will be succeeded as presi
dent of the organization by Frank J.
Hayes, vice president of the union.
Mr. White will leave Sunday for
Washington to assume his duties as
adviser to Dr. II. A. Garfield, national
food administrator.
In his leter of resignation to the
executive board, after thanking the
men for their co-operation, Mr. White
Letter of Resignation.
"I take this opportunity to tender
my resignation as president of the
United Mine Workers of America to
become effective immediately. This
will not occasion any great surprise
among you as most of you, have known
for some time that I have contem
plated retiring. "
"Recent accomplishments of our or
ganization have made it possible for
me to relinquish the position earlier
than I had anticipated. This, coupled
with the fact that I have been chosen
as an advisor to the fuel administra
tor, Dr. H. A. Garfield, at Washington,
prompts me to the course I am now
Affairs Are Satisfactory.
"The accomplishment of our union
have beeir many and substantial. Af
fairs at this time are in a very sat
isfactory jndltion. all things consid
ered, and no great strike menaces our
"The wage agreement reached In
Washington recently is subject to the
federal government's revision of the
coal prices at the mined. I am hope
ful that the government will act fa
vorably and that its decision will be
come effective November 1. When
this Is done it will be only a matter of
form to apply corresponding increases
In the anthracite fields and the outly
ing bituminous districts of the coun
try." Entered Mines as Trapper Bay.
Mr. White, whose home Is In Des
Moines, Iowa, entered the mines as a
trapper boy at the age of 14 and
filled every position in and about the
mines. He held offices In the local
and Iowa organizations of miners and
assumed the office of international
president of miners April 1, 1911. His
present term will expire April 1, 11.
He represented the American labor
movement at the world's mining con
gress held In London In 1916. During
Mr. White's administration the U. M.
W. of A. has Increased its member
ship from 250,000 to 450,000. Mr.
White regards probably as the great
est achievement of hla administration
his success in winning the mine work
ers to the policy of remaining at work
pending settlements during the period
of making wage contracts. Previously
when wage contracts expired and new
contracts had not been negotiated, the
mines of the country closed down.
Mr. White, as advisor to Dr. Gar
field, will deal with labor problems.
The New President.
The new president, Mr. Hayes, al
so began work as a trapper boy ii
the mines. He held various local and
district offices in Illinois and wu
elected international vice president in
1910 and has served continuously in
that office ever since.
Th next election of Ihe organlzaWor
will be held in December, l'HS. 7he
binnial convention of the union will
begin January 15, 191?.
Bridgeport. The city Is taking ae
trcn to break what Is rof;arded as a
corner- in potatoes. xne unagepon
Hydraulic company has a crop estimat
ed at 20 000 bushels grown upon land
in the vicinity of its reservoirs. This
crop was in danger of spoiling because
of difficulty in securing sufficient labor
to harvest it.' Mayor Clifford U. Wil
son has taken city laborers from Other
work and sent them to dig the potatoes
which. It is expected, will be sold at a
relatively moderate price. The plan to
expected to have the effect of bringing
down the general price of potatoes) in
tlie city.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 3Q Years
Always bears
Signature of
of .the Second liberty Loan
For a $50 bond deposit $2.50 with application and $2.00
each week for 24 weeks thereafter. For larger amounts
multiply by 2t 3, 4, etc as the case may be.
F. E. ROBINSON, Treasurer

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