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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, MONDAY, MAY 11, 1914.
FRATERNAL NEWS Sir Francis Drake lodge, S. of St. G. i Sir Francis Drake lodge, No. 429, Sons of St. George, will meet at 7 o'clock sharp on Thursday evening, May 14, when officers for the next teTm will be nominated. After a short business session there will be an entertainment and supper. The occasion being the annual family gathering, Brother George A. Quigley will make the address of welcome. The committee has worked hard and "Wish to assure the members of the lodge that they have arranged a splendid program for the entertain ment and expect about 200 will sit down to enjoy the good things provid ed for the supper. Pastime A. C. " .-At yesterday's meeting of the Fas time Athletic club a large number of applications for membership were re ceived and from the names presented it is evident that this association is to be a wide awake one in the future. It is probable that "the Pastimes will organize a minstrel troupe next win ter. While all the reports of the recent three nights' dancing carnival have not been made as yet it is estimated that the club cleared almost $200 on he venture. Tabs' Theatricals. '.The Y. M. T. A. & B. society will present "The Daughters of Men" at the Russwin Lyceum on Tuesday, June 2, afternoon and evening. By con sistent rehearsals the members have brought tiis year's play up to the standard of former productions. IA special committee has been ap pointed to arrange for the state field day to be held in Middletown on June 20. Xew Britain Council, O. U. A. M. "New Britain council, No. 8, O. U. A. M.,', will hold its regular meeting on Thursday: evening. The first degree will be worked on one candidate. The annual hike will be held on May 17 and members who are planning to go should be present at the regular meeting to hear final plans. Unity Kebekah Lodge. The regular meeting of Unity Rer bekah lodge. No. 54, I. O. O. F., will be held this evening at & : o'clock in Jr. O. U. A. M. hall on Hunee'rford court. The report of the entertain ment and dance will be given and the chairman of the entertainment com i, mittee requests that all members who had,' tickets report at this meeting if possible., : ' Stella Kebekah Lodge. " Stella Rebekah lodge. No. 11. I. Q.s O. F., will hold its last afternoon whist of the season on Friday at 2:30 o'clock. On this same afternoon the Crescent Past Noble Grand's associa tion will meet with Stella Rebekah lodge's Noble Grands. In the even ing" there will be the, regular meet ing, at 8 o'clock to be' followed by a,,c short entertainment. X Martha Chapter, O. E. S. ' Martha chapter, No. 21, O. E. S., Tirilf Vi 1 V. i.fr,l. . : mi i Vevening, May 14. Two candidates will ye initiated. Ladies will meet to sew sit, 2:30 p. m. y ,. Nv Britain Temple, L. G. E. "There will be. a meetlnsr of New r a icfiuiai iiiccuiiK iiiursnav Britain temple, L. G. E.. at the home y of Mrs. Palmer,- 46 Gladden street, Tuesday evening, May 12. Stanley Relief Corps. Stanley Relief Corps will hold its noon. A large attendance is desired. ; Court Prosperity, F. of A. Court Prosperity, F. of A., will h(ld an important meetnng in O. U. A$ M, hall this evening. I Ladies' Auxiliary, A. O. II. , iThe Ladies' auxiliary, A. O. H., will meet Tuesday evening! : - ' Washington L. Morgan Lodge. Washington L. Morgan lodge, K. of i Art t everyday con venience"appreciate4 every month. m CHEERFUL CREDIT Know it Today Your Account Solie itel 7- ? Apparel for Men, Vomen and Children. , ; ,. , 687-695 MAIN STREET. T J P-, will meet tomorrow evening in Vega hall. Several applications for membership are expected to be pre sented. The drill team is urged to be present. Svea Social Club. The matter of securing new club rooms will be considered at a meeting of the Svea social club to be held, on Friday evening of this week. With the Masons. Tomorrow evening the officers of Harmony lodge, A. F. and A. M., at the request of Lafayette lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Hartford, will visit the Capital City and attend the' annual inspection of this Masonic lodge. On Wednesday evening of this week Doric council, R. A. M., will hold a regular session but the meetings oi Harmony and Centennial lodges will not come until next week. Phoenix Temple of Honor. At . the meeting of Phoenix Temple of Honor on Friday evening several candidates will be initiated? Deputy F- W. Porteous, of Middletown, will install the new officers. Catholic Women's Benevolent Lesion. Catholic Women's .Benevolent legion will hold a special meeting this eve ning in St. Mary's vestry, after devo tions, to take action on members at tending the supreme convention ban quet. White Hose Camp. White Rose camp holds its regular meeting tonight in Knights of Colum bus hall. All members are requested to attend. , Svea Social Club. The Svea Social club will hold an important meeting on Friday evening to take up the matter of new club rooms. Several locations have been suggested but the members wish to look further into the matter before deciding. TWO DELEGATES ARE NAMED BY WILSON (Continued from First Page.) sign any agreement or treaty what ever." 'Authority Not Keal. Many prominent Mexicans here, however, are not inclined to regard this broad authority as real. Others believe that Huerta has instructed the commissioners to place no insur mountable objections to an amicable adjustment of the difficulties with the United States, believing that, the fail ure of the negotiations might result in pushing American intervention, which they feel would not unite fac tions, but force Huerta to fight alone. Continue Bitter Attacks Mexico City newspapers continue to make-bitter attacks on the United States ' Alleged copies of the' Ameri can articles of war are being pub lished in the capital to inflame the public. They represent American military practices as cruel. The news papers of the capita: also are still in sisting that the United States- ia vio lating to the armistice, this timo com plaining that the ' cnarter of war transports by the war department is a direct violation. :4 '.A-c. Four schools opened here today Svith native instructors and the same machinery as before American occu pation. If this experiment is success ful, General Funston plans to re-establish the entire school system of the city. This plan is in line with his policy to gradually restore all local institutions under Mexican law. Outpost Lines Tightened. The recent trouble caused by Amer cans venturing into Mexico City has resulted in tightening all outpost lines. Themilitary authorities are determined not to be embarrassed because of the Almericans venturing into dangerous territory, and only those having ur gent business will be permitted to pass from the city into the interior. No obstacle however, will be placed in the way of Mexicans wishing to travel either in or out of Vera Cruz. New Life Apparent. The city is humming with new life and business is booming with the ex ception of distributions into the in terior. , General Funston is encour aging all activities, offering transpor tation to the interior, but merchants inland so far have not availed them selves of the opportunities offered. Clean-Up Day. Under Red Cross officials Vera Cruz is celebrating a continuous mu nicipal clean-up day. Every . street, alley and vacant lot is being cleared of rubbish and hundreds 'of native laborers are busy washing down streets and carting! away refuse. Restoration of the electric street lamps shot away during the fighting is about completed. STARK & CO. ATTACH. George SperryV Charcoal Company Falls Victim to Clever Ruse. Constable George A. Stark, assisted by his son D. D, Stark, placed a small attachment against George Sperry, of the New Britain Charcoal company, this afternoon. The articles attached consist of a roll' top desk, a table and a chair, all of which were removed from the building in Com mercial street through the window. ; When the constable and his assis tant came swooping down upon the establishment they used much strat egy. As the minion of the law en tered the front door his assistant, like a true gumshoe artist, sneaked to the corner of the buildmg where he could get a clear view of the back door in order that the villain might not escape. These precautionary measures were unnecessary, how ever, for Mr. Sperry was not pres ent. - .The articles vvvere removed without any disturbance on the part of the owners. Uneeda Biscuit A crisp, clean, nutri tious food. For everybody every where. Fresh in the moisture-proof pack age, 5 cents. The funny little name of the famous little ginger snap that puts fresh "snap" and "ginger" into jaded appetites. 5 cents. Graham Crackers The natural sweet ness and nutriment of the wheat are re tained, giving them a delightful flavor. 10 cents. Buy biscuit baked by NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY Always look for that name W. G. P. HARDING ON RESERVE BOARD W. G. P. Harding, one of the lead ing bankers of the south, is connect ed with' the First National bank of Birmingham, Ala. He is one of the rive persons appointed to the federal reserve board by President Wilson. He is fifty years old. . . THOUSANDS WALK ON UUG. .Thousands have .already walked over the rug in front of,-B. C. Porter's store and from 9 a. m. until 9 p. m. Saturday 14,626 people crossed the rug, together with 101 baby carriat;es, sixty-nine dogs and one bird. The Y. M. C. A. orchestra will t be given a banquet tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock by the association authori ties. TOO LATE FOH CLASSIFICATION. FOR SALE Household goods c;d furniture, the whole or a, part, in ex s eellent : condition. Party leaving town. Inquire at 13 Sunrise Ave., City. 5-ll-3dx :':::;:-::;::::-&;:x::x: -fy' WATER MPT. NET DEBT $1,042,575 Sinking Fund Has Now Reached $132,424, Annual Report Snows. The financial statement . of. the board or water commissioners for. the year 1913-14 has been completed. The report shows that receipts for the year amounted to $169,193.94. The biggest item was water rents- The meter schedule paid in $147,- 868.64 and the schedule rate $291.50. The expenditures amounted to $138,- 826.36. Of this $35,000 was placed in the sinking fund. A recapitulation of the disbursements follows: Relay Account $ 186.48 Construction ac count 18,528.66 General repair account ....... 3,110.89 Meter Account 7,256.47 Salary account 5.S00.00 Interest Ac- 1 count 47,250.03 Sinking .fund account .... 35,000.00 Shuttle Meadow ' account ..... 5,966.46 ; Roaring Brdols account' 1,048.65 Burlington ac count 3,233-44 Whigville ac count 3,769.37 New supply ac count ..... 6,423-54 Miscellaneous ac- count 1,252.40 -$138,826.36 Net Indebtedness $1,042,575.58. The present net indebtedness of the department is $1,042,575.58 as 13 shown by the following table: Sixth series bonds, due August 1, 1 1918, 4 per cent, inter est $200,000.00 Seventh series bonds, due August 1, - - ' , . . - 1927, 4 per . cent- inter- - . v est 250,000.00 : " Eighth series . , - . J bonds, due August 1, 1934, 4 per ' , cent, inter- ' est 75,000.00 Ninth series bonds, due January 1, 1938, 4 per . cent, inter est 300,000.00 Tenth Series bonds, due , ' August 1, ' ' 19 39, 4 per cent, inter est .. 250,000.00 Eleventh series bonds, due August 1, , 1941, 4 per cent, inter est . . 100,000.00 $i, 175,000. 00 Present sinking fund.... $132,424,42 Net water debt, March 31, 1914 ....... . . . , . . . i .$1,042,575.58 The resources include: : ; Cash in treasury March 31, 1914, $29,667.58; water rents unpaid, March 31, 1914, $3,691.40; sinking fund, $132,424-42; total, $165,783.40. A summary of the receipts and ex penses for the year follows: Receipts. Expenses. Balance $16,081.99 April ....... 4,965.87 2,322.98 May..... 2,429.67 7,550.98 June 3,612.36.. 1,642 37 July........ 44,546.92 21,863.88 August ..... 18,849.47 3,909.48 September .. 4,558.60 10,175.74 October 4,017.16 ! 4,820.87 November .. 2,201.17 4,897.65 December .. 5,030.63 23,901.43 January ..... 43,922.06 2,886.63 February ... .13,701-67 23,644.66 March 4,576.37 17,209.09 $168,493.94 $138,826.36 Balance in treasury ...... $29,667.58 Cash on hand 123.52 There are now 4,824 meters in use. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. Mary Noble. Many, friends and relatives attended the funeral services for, Mrs. Mary Noble held from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock this morning with the cele bration of a solemn high mass of requiem. Father Winters was cele brant, Father Hart was deacon, Father Reagan was sub-d- .con and Father Fay was master of ceremonies. Father Reagan officiated at the grave in New- Catholic cemetery. William, Thomas, George and Fred Brady, William Murphy and Frank Callery, the latter of Hartford, were the pall bearers and the flower bearers were Clarence Brady, James B. Grace, William Murphy and William Noble, the last named being from Long Is land. Mrs. M. T. Crean sang at the funeral services. Mrs. Louise Ifugstrom. Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hugstrom, the wife of Albert Hu?,' strom of Andrews street who died at the hospital on Saturday night at the age of twenty years, were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Er win Mortuary chapel in Fairview cem etery. Rev. Otto Schreiber officiated and interment was in Fairview ceme tery. Those who acted as pall bearers were Rudey, Philip, Arthur and Eric Carlson, three brothers. Mrs. Hugstrom was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfeifer and besides her parents and husband . is survived, by two sisters and three brothers, the Misses Lena and Freda and Charles, Fred and Henry Tfeifer. (Gradeattioini Presses IN Exquisite Designs We show a complete line of dresses for graduation and confirma tion, in shadow lace and point d'espre effects. They are dainty and serviceable, and the styles are correct. Sizes from -14 to 40.-- And the price range is $9.95 to 137.50. Like all other H. O. P. clothes these beautiful dresses are of excellent value. " . MRTfORFojr CI? 4 1 uvfwiwn vagi HARTFORD. Salts for Stout Women a Specialty. City Items Since January 1, 1,347 documents have been recorded with the city clerk. The dancing class of Mr. and Mrs. Place will meet Wednesday instead of Tuesday evening this week. Ladies' night; "planned for Tuesday evening by the Holy Name society of St. Mary's church, has been indefi nitely postponed. The bi-weekly meeting of 'the Sun shine society will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Y. W. C. A. parlors. The Swedish Temperance Federa tion held a mass meeting yesterday af ternoon at the v Swedish Lutheran church. Rev. G- W. Palmgren of Hartford gave an . address- and the Bethany choir rendered selections. Constable Winkle has been given & writ of execution to ' serve on Abra ham B. Chanovsky, of Lafayette street. The plaintiff in the case is David Feingold. The constable will auction off the goods on May 25. 1 Philip Kerwin, the eleven year old son of Alderman M. T. Kerwin of the sixth ward, underwent' an. X-ray ex amination in St. Francis hospital, Hartford, yesterday. William E. Curtin has sold land on Farmington avenue to Michael Ka minski, et al. The High School Debating club held a short meeting this morning for the purpose of electing a vice president and secretary for next year. Edward Ginsberg was chosen vice president and Vincent Glynn, secretary. The "election of an assistant business man ager was put off until the next meet ing. . Sale on trimmed hats. M. Seibert. advt. SINGER'S BODY TO BE BROUGHT HOME Madame Nordica, Who Died at Ba- tavia, Java Last Night, Will Be Buried in United States. Batavia, Java, May 11. The body of M,adame Lillian Nordica, the Amer ican singer, who died here from pneu monia last night, is to be sent to the United States. It will leave here on May 16. Lillian Nordica was an American singer of world-wide fame. Her ad mirers ranged from the men of the Bowery section of New York, where she had sung at mission meetings, to the most critical box holders of grand opera houses in all of the world's great musical centers. The purity of her voice, enployed in many tongues, had delighted hundreds of thousands since the day, forty years ago, she first appeared in public as soprano soloist at Grace church in Boston. Nordica and Eames although the latter was born of American parents in far off China were of old New England stock, both claimed by the state of Maine, and they made up a notable American contribution to the operatic world. A farm house built by the prima donna's great grand father on a hill just outside the vil lage of Farmington, Maine, was Nor dica's birthplace, in 1859. Her true name was Lillian Norton. She changed it, to the - Italian, V Nordica, twenty years later when she began to study in Italy for an operatic career. MCKTEM & CO. MEMBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE Represented by E. W. EDDY New Britain Nat. Bank Bid. TeL 1120 25 shs. Union Mfg. Co. 25 shs. N. B. Machine Co. 25 shs. Stanley Works 25 shs. American 'Hardware 25 shs. Landers, Frary & Clark 25 shs. National Spring Bed Co. STOCK EXCHANGE PAYS TRIBUTE TO HEROES Market Business Suspecded to Honor Vera Cruz Dead. Wall Street, 10:45 a. m. The Stock Exchange was closed until 11 o'clock today owing to the services in memory of the Vera Cruz dead. First transactions were quiet, with an upward tendency. The best" gains' were made by Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific, which rose a point each. Missouri Pacific's strength-was due to reports that the Kuhn-Loeb interest might decide to undertake the road's financing. Con solidated Gas fell nearly two points on issue of new stock. Close. The market closed easy today. Buying was more confident and prices advanced until pressure on special stocks induced realizing. In the late dealings the bears renewed their' efforts to locate soft spots, and caused a sharp decline in Canadian Pacific and Missouri Pacific, which affected the entire list. . ; . .. . The following quotations are fur nished by G. Edward Graff, stock broker, National Bank building. F. N. "Siiflllan. local manager: May 11. , High. Low. Close. Alaska 27 26 26 Am Can ........ 2T 'A 26 27-(4 American Ice... 31 30 Ts 31 Amal Copper '....'72 11 72 Am I Car & F .com 4 9 4 8 ' 4 9 i Am Loco Co': . ; . . 31 3131 Am Smelt & R Co 62 62 .62 Am Beet Sugar... 21 20 21 Am T & T.......123 122 123 Anaconda ...... Y. 31 31 Zl Atch T & S Fe.. 95 95 9 5 -a Bait & O. . . . .... 90- ; 90 90 Beth Steel ....... 42 41 , 41 Brook Rap Tran.. 92,92 92; Can Pac i. 192 190 192' Cc-n Leather".". 35 35 35 Chino Copper .... 41 41 41 Ches & Ohio. . 51 50 50 Chi Mil & St P.. 98 98 98 Chi R I & P pfd 5 4 5 Colo F & I.-..-... 27' 27 27 Con Gas 132. 130 131 Erie 28 28 28 Erie ,1st Pfd. . 43 43 43 Great North pfd;. 123 122 123 Interborough com. 14 14 14 Interborough pfd.. 62 62 62 Kan So 26 26 26 Lehigh Val ...... 140 138 139 Missouri Pac 18 17 17 N Y C & H ...... 92 92 92 N Y N H & H ... 69 69 69 NYO&W 25 25 25 Nevada Con 14 14 14 North Am 76 76 76 North Pac 110 109 110 Penn R R Ill 110 111 People's Gas 121 120 121 Ry Spgs 28 28 28 Reading 166 164 165 Repub Steel 22 22 22 Repub Steel pfd .. 85 85 85 South Pac 91 91 91 South Rail com .. 24 24 24 South Rail pfd ... 78 78 " 78 Sugar Ref Co 105 104 103 Tenn Copper 34 34 34 Third Ave 41 41 41 Union Pac 156 155 155 U S Steel com ... 59 58 59 U S Steel pfd 108 108 108 . We Offer: 10 Am. Hdw. Corp. 15 New Britain Men. Co. 15 Union Mfg. Co. 10 Landers, Frary & Clark. rden 011 the Boston and Net York Stock Rxchance Executed. PARKINSON and BURR Member, mjs j ON. A Wock of the XKW YORK Ecn"- Represented by E. S. BALLARD. ?S Pearl Street. Tel. Charter 09. HARTPOHD. FMAMML NEWS I 1 i . x m 11 1 11 1 1 I ' G. EDW. GRAFF Win. E. Gilmore Special. No. 1 Wall St.. Few York. Members ct the Few York Consolidated , Stock Fichange The only Stock Brokerage house In New Britain with ticket service and direct telegraphic connection with New York and Chicago F. . II. GILFILLAII, LOCAL MANAGER. . TELEPHONE ,1006, 4th Floor, National Bank Bcildiag. Hew Critaia, Ccsa. 25 shs. American Hosiery 25 shs. Traut & lllne. 25 fehs. North & Judd 25 shs. Bristol Brass 20 shs. H. IL Walker Co. 5 shs. Hart & Hutchinson. Utah Copper .... 55 ' 85 65 V C 264 ' 26 2f Westinghouse .... 7 4; ' 7 4 7f ' 4 i s BCTtTHDAY PARTY. f , Albert Miller, of Arch street, vm twenty-one years old yesterday and last evening he celebrated the glaflt some' event by acting as host to a large number of his friends who called on him. Refreshments wer served and music enjoyed, the host selection: "Daddy don't go down In the mine, there's plenty of coal in th cellar," was especially well received. ARRESTED IN HARTFORD. V, Hartford, May 11. Raffaele Bale bronte, wanted In Derby on a charg of throwing a fellow countryman into the Naugatuck river, was arrested here today and la held for the Derb$ authorities. , , ; ?. Miss Helen Emmett has been en-1 gaged as assistant cleric in the offic of the board of assessors. ' i, May Flowers. j (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) May and flowers; here are twej wcrds which happily combine; on$ brings a thought of the other. t And yet May hereabouts Is some- what of a transition month. Th woodland blossoms which are distinc tively the flowers of spring are April rather than of May. Already; the hepaticas have vanished and th bloodroot. Dientra, den tar ia, adder tongue, spring beauty and anemoni may still be found, but they are no the characteristic flowers of May They are April's left-overs. , These earlier flowers are without esqeptlon dainty and charming. The1 are the spring blossoms which havl for countless years moved poets an( poetasters to the scratching of man quills and the expenditure of infinity in. No one has sung of the character lstic flowers of May. They do noif possess the same appeal as the yeaiftf ficral pioneers. Yet, in their waj'i they are almost as beautiful. ljr , Just now the characteristic fore! flowers are .Solomon's seal, the falpi Solomon's seal, Jack-in-the-pulplt: maianthemum canadense sd bllwort All these belong exclusively to Ma,v; Their beauty in the woods Is that "t(f foliage rather than of flower. Te blossoms are mostly inconspicuous, bdl the leaves are glossy and handsomL The ground is as brilliantly green as are the boughs above, shining In the (sunlight ' wjth ; their j In numeral?! Shades and blendings of new verdure The real May adornments are nearm all lily-like In their smoothness an shapeliness. .''' ' ' , Two unassuming blossoms, the foay flower and the mitrewort, are distinW tive features of the May woods abowfy Cleveland, and these are almost aloia in their likeness to the daintier wlldyi flowers of earlier spring. Xfl As summer ripens the flowers May will be followed by a far mo 1 aggressive and confident sisterhood. Sou aggressive are the summer wllJ,t flowers that they are usually quite uttVi romantic and awaken no Interest iitfi the casual fleldfarer. V'Z : . Costly Junk. , (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) '! yi One thousand tons of useless print1 ed matter is said to be stored away in,1 certain recesses of the national capi itol. It cost the government the tax"') payers from sea to sea many thou, sands of dollars. It will bring fijr worth as waste paper. ' 1'A . The house committee on printing proposes to investigate this old abupe, which Is almost as familiar as tho', pork in a river and harbor bill. It, will be questioned whether a comi' mittee has at last been organized with the courage required to tackle tht, abuse and put an end to it. As long as congress persists In,'; printing by thousands reports which, will be demanded by hundreds at the,1 most the capitol rubbish pile will con' tinue to accumulate. Ia six years, .it la stated, 6,050,000 copies of reports and pamphlets have been added to the wasteful collection. No one calls for them; if they are mailed, no one reads them. Vanity or sheer carelessness of, public funds inspires this constant' overproduction of useless documents, t It is not a big issue, of couree. Com pared with some wastes of government patent to all observers, the saving lq be made by curtailing the people's" printing bill would probably be small. But the' leak Is assuredly worth stop ping. The good wishes of payer? of, taxes everywhere belong to the hout-ef committee which proposes so grentl;f needed a reform.. H 37 Mecfcers oftln Chicago ; Eoard of IttU