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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1914.
t , nil We Close Fridays ' FOR $2.98 choice of two greys, white or stitch, some in Choice of them FOR $5.98 Sweaters made tan, grey, old rose and white. for $5.98 each. HAVING AN AUTOMOBILE DELIVERY FOR NEW BRITAIN YOU RECEIVING ALL DRY GOODS PURCHASED Berlin News UNFAITHFUL LOVER TRAILED TO BERLIN Bridgeport DstiMs Has Brickyard Laborer Arrested. LIGHTNING BOLT K LIS HORSE Polish Milk Peddlers Have Narrow Escape During Thunder Storm Lightning Follows Iron Wire and Strikes Barn and Pole. 4 Charged with having wronged Miss Rose Galuco, a pretty young Bridge port girl, and ' then having fled to evade responsibility, Anthony Santo, aged seventeen years, was arrested at one of. the Berlin brickyard boarding houses this morning by Constable John Hackett on a writ issued by a Bridgeport, lawyer. The arrest followed a search which covered a period of two months, dur ing which a Bridgeport detective has neen on the trail of Santo, who was thought, at first, to have skipped to some western- state. The sleuth be came aware, about a week ago, that a person answering the description of the man he was after, was living in Berlin and was employed at one of the brickyards. He got into com munication with Constable Hackett who, after conducting a personal in vestigation, learned definitely that Santo was the guilty party. Subsequently, the detective, accom panied by Tony Galuco, the father of the wronged girl, came here this morning . to get his man. Santo denied the charge at first, but after wards admitted it, offering air kinds of excuses for his action. v Santo came to Berlin, several weeks ago. He took employment at one of the brickyards immediately, and has been working there to hide j his identity. Lightning Kills Horse. Louis Dutwievic and his son, Polish milk peddlers who reside on Oak street in New Britain, had a very narrow escape from instantaneous ' death shortly after 6 o'clock last evening when a bolt of lightning struck and killed a valuable horse which they were driving, coming so j close to tnem tnat a light current I passed through their bodies. The Dutwievics, who purchase ' milk from local farmers every eve- I ning, were just passing the farm of ; William ' Whitham in Kensington, ' when the accident occurred. Before they had time to realize what hap-j pened, the horse dropped dead in the j harness during a blinding flash, which ' not only splintered the shafts of their : wagon but also stripped the bark ! from a large maple tree by the way-side-Feeling weak from fright, Mr. Dutwievic accepted Mr. Whitham's invitation to come into his house to recover. Immediately upon entering, he fainted, from sheer fright. Church Clock Stopped. . 2?ary Austin, sexton at the Berlin at Noon. Saturdays at 9. Other Choice of Any Parasol at Half Its Regular Price During August Yes, from now on, all through this month we give you a chance to make selection from our big stock of Parasols and own the one you want at just HALF its marked price. LOOK AT THE TICKET, PAY HALF and the Parasol is yours. Think of getting that Parasol you admired but did not feel like paying $5.00 for; You can get it now for $2.50. CHOICE OF THE FULL LINE, no matter what the price, at just HALF" what the Parasol has been sold for. COME AT ONCE to get your pick and to get the best one of the lot. JUST HALF PRICE, REMEMBER. HAVE YOU A SWEATER? YOU'LL WANT ONE NO WOMAN SHOULD BE WITHOUT A SWEATER, they are the handiest, most needed and most comfortable garment that has yet been devised. This is the time of the year that the need of one is greatest. Handy to put on when the mornings and evenings are cool, fine for auto ing or boating. Almost indispensible at the shore or mountains. Come pick one from our line of Sweaters. EACH You have toned effects, plain Harvard, in regular the heavy knit. for $2.98 each. FOR $4.98 EACH We offer you choice of regular stitch Sweaters, also imitation Angora, in white, tan, grey, Harvard, old rose, emer ald, purple and old blue, $4.98 each. FOR $6.98 EACH There are Sweaters with roll collar and belt, gold, cerise, old rose, white, old blue, emerald, green, etc. Choice at $6.98. EACH We offer in Shaker stitch, blue, Harvard, old Ideal garments PURE. THREAD SILK SWEATERS, in. pleasing two-toned effects, the aristocrats 'of Sweaterdom, really exquisite garments, $21.50 each. , Don't think of purchasing a Sweater before seeing our kinds. - Congregational church, has stopped the machinery of the clock in the tower so that the painters can cover the dials while they work about it. This will prevent it from becoming spotted. light Follows War Discussion. Disagreeing on certain matters con cerning the attitude Italy will 'be most likely to take in the great European war, a number of Italians who work at the Styles and Reynolds' brick yards, entered into a lively discussion last night, which resulted in a fight that could put the battles at Liege to shame. The history of this last battle was gone over carefully in the Berlin po lice court this morning, Judge George Griswold deciding( that Ernesto Cavo lero neglected to use the proper diplomacy in the matter and was re sponsible for the complicated circum stances which followed. According to witnesses, Cavolero's views differed from 'those of Lauro Ronchetti and Alberto Paolo, fellow boarders. Finding that he could not convince Paolo by any other means, he decided to force him to agree with him. Without taking the time to de clare a state of Avar, he landed a de cisive blow on Paolo's nose, following Up with a number of other . punches, which found soft places on the other's face. A dispatch was sent to Constable Enrico Polo and he arrived on the scene just in time to prevent Paolo from being annihilated. He took Cavolero in tow and gave him free lodging in the town lockup for the night. It is apparent from judge Gris wold's decision that he is a firm be liever in mediation. He fined the ac cused one dollar and costs on each of two counts, drunkenness " and breach of the peace. Dr. Roger M. Griswold was called, p it was thought that the peddler had also been struck. The doctor revived him, but Dutwievic will be in no con dition to resume his duties for a few days, owing to the effect of the shock. He was carried to his home in the Hardware city in a team sent down by his partner in, the milk business. The dead horse was removed today. The peddler valued him at $250 and pur chased him only recently. " Peculiar Prank in , Kensington. People occupying houses in the vicinity of the old feed storehouse on Farmington avenue, which was owned formerly by William Brown, were given a bad scare during the storm which ravaged through this section last evening, when lightning struck a tree in the rear of the storehouse, followed along an iron wire, and knocked huge splinters out of the side 1 of a barn and of a heavy pole. One of the splinters from the pole was j thrown several feet into the air and landed twenty feet away from the tree which was struck and split in two. To' add to the confusion, a plot of grass at the end of the wire which connected the tree with the barn. took fire and blazed in a lively fashion j for a few seconds. -j Italians living in one of 'the beard- j ing houses felt the house tremble s and they ran out into the street crying in fear. Only a short distance away, the lightning- struck an electric light wire carrying current into Dennis Negri's grocery store, blowing the fuse out in the store and leaving the , place in total darkness. Electric Liht Bulbs Shattered. Probably one of the most noticeable freaks which the lightning performed took, place in William Lyons' barber, shop on Farmington road. He was deprived of the use of the electric Days at 6.) CAN DEPEND ON PROMPTLY OF US. lighting system in his place shortly after the storm Came up, when light ning struck the feed wire and blew out a fuse. Simultaneously, there was a leud report and a shattering of glass, for, in some manner one of his light bulbs was punctured with two clean cut holes. ' The God of Lightning seemed to spend the greater part of his wrath in Berlin, for reports of damage done came in thick and fast this morning. Among a number of trees which were injured by the storm, was a huge elm on Caesar's hill. Trolley Passengers Walk in Rain. The Berlin-bound trolley car, due on Worthington ridge at 6:40, became stalled in Kensington in the raging storm owing to the fact that the fuses on both ends blew out. This is the car which conveys the factory people to their homes and a number of them becoming impatient, after waiting for several minutes, walked home. Need less to say they were thoroughly drenched. Brickmakers Make Merry. Local brickmakers laid aside their worries about the "dead" season to day, and journeyed to Momauguin in West Haven in automobiles to enjoy a shore dinner at one of the hotels there. . Funeral of Mrs. Cashman Tomorrow. The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Cash man, who passed away yesterday af ternoon at her home in Kensington, will be held from St. Paul's church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. High mass will be celebated. Interment will be in St. Mary's new cemetery in New Britain. "Jim" Johnson Fights Tonight. "Battling Jim" Johnson, the big colored pugilist, who has been train ing for the past few days at P. S. McMahon's farm in Kensington, told a Herald reporter that he is in the best of condition and that he feels able to "put it all over" Sam Lang ford, the Boston Tar Baby, whom he is to meet tonight in a ten round battle before the Stadium A. C. of New York. Johnson weighs about 210 pounds at present, slightly more than he did a few months ago, when he fought "Porky" Flynn, in Boston. He en joys living in Kensington and says that he will return here again as soon as he arranges another bout. Berlin Briefs. Regal Hive, L. O. T. M. will give a lawn festival this evening on the lawns of the Mesdames Thomas and James Fagan of Kensington. A muskmelon and ice cream social will be given on the Methodist church lawn this evening under the auspices of the Baraea class. Mrs. Sherman Hull and son Sher man, of Guilford, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams of Kensington. A dog- belonging to Henry Cooley was run down and killed by an auto mobile yesterday. The Misses Etta Graham and Maude LeClair have returned from a vacation spent at Ogunsit, Me. A Hartford party has plans for the operating of an auto express be tween Hartford, Meriden, Berlin and Southington. J. E. McCorkle, who has been vis iting his family in East Berlin,, has returned to Dunellen, N. Y. The East Berlin Knights of Py thias held their regular meeting lasit evening. Plainville News HORSEMEN PLANNING FOR COUNTRY FAIR Raise Monty From Agricultural Show to Improve Racj Track. lively interest in horse racing Local Youngster Has Wireless Outfit Make Alterations in Hotel Build ing To Resume Operations After Month's Shut Down Briefs. Local sportsmen and men in neigh boring towns interested in horse rac ing are making plans for an agricul tural exhibit and country fair to be held here probably in October, the proceeds to be used in defraying the expense of improvements to be made at the Allen race track on East street next spring. The use of the land has been given up for horse racing by the owner and the half mile track built last year is well patronized by owners of fast horses and others fond of racing. Two or three hundred people visit the track every Sunday morning and several exciting brushes take place every week. In addition to Plainville horses there are several thorough breds from Bristol, Terryville and Southington at the track every Sun day and the interest shown in the matinees is responsible for the plan for improving the course. The belief is general that a two day fair would be a financial success and would bring in enough revenue to make several much needed changes at the track. It is not planned to have the fair conducted on very ex tensive lines, the men interested in In the proposition figuring that a small agricultural exhibit with horse races and other sports would give general satisfaction this year. Deputy Sheriff W. C. Hart, owner of one of the fastest horses warmed up on the track, is enthusiastic over the idea and he believe it will be success ful. Other horsemen look favorably on the plan and are ready to do their share towards making the fair profit able. Lovers of horse racing, who witness the brushes on Sundays, con sider that a sizable sum could be raised from such an undertaking, as the townspeople would willingly pat ronize it to help the cause along. The plans are yet in embryonic state and will not be greatly disturbed for a few weeks, "as it is believed that there will be ample time to make ar rangements for the exhibits of agri cultural products and other features after other fairs in the state are start ed. Will Make Alterations. J. J. Missett has had plans drawn for extensive alterations in the Hotel Clarendon building and within a few days he expects carpenters will begin work on the changes. Mr. Missett intends to give up a considerable part of the room now used as an office for the hotel for a store. There, is a growing, belief that with jthe removal of the post office to Whiting street business will be changed to the east side of the rail road crossing and there is already a lively demand for store room in build ings near Central square. Mr. Mis sett has had several offers from busi ness men anxious to rent a part of the first floor of his building for a store. After the alterations are made but a small space will be used for the hotel office. Has Wireless Outfit. Roger Castle, one of the Plainville lboys interested in wireless telegraphy, now has a. complete outfit at his home on Canal street and he reports receiv ing messages regularly. He has in tercepted several messages sent out from the Arlington station and from several points along the Atlantic coast but as he has not as yet mas tered the code he has been unable to tell anything concerning them. Since the United States announced its neutrality in the European war, wireless messages have been handled with considerable care and there has been an appreciable falling off in the number of messages sent from regu lai stations. Consequently the local youngster cannot pick up as many despatches as he could under ordi. nary conditions. Young Castle is putting in consider able time learning to receive messages and he expects to have the code mas tered in a short time. His friends are greatly interested in his experi ments and take considerable pride in his progress. Plenty of Ice. Reports of ice dealers at this time art contrasting strongly with those given out a year ago when the reposi tories in this section were all prac tically empty, the men claiming that the supply they have on hand is much laiger than they need and will no doubt satisfy the wants of the com munity until the ice crop is harvested next winter. The White Oak Ice company is planning to ship ice from its reposi tory at White Oak out of the state next week, its supply being larger than is required by consumers in this section. The company at present sells its ice to New Britain dealers, hav- i)iF given up the retail business last year. The prices charged for this house hold necessity this year are lower than usual but despite this fact the dealers report that cool weather ex perienced all summer has kept the demand below normal. Decision Reserved.' Thomas Missett of this place, . was given a hearing yesterday afternoon at the office of the secretary of state regarding the suspension of his auto license, which was temporarily taken from him as a result of an accident in New Britain on May 26th for which he was fined $150 by the court of the Hardware city. Mr. Missett has ap pealed from the decision of the lower court and Secretary Phillips' deputy, who presided at the hearing yesterday, announced that he would make known his finding concerning the license after the case has been settled. Mr. Missett declared that the skid- ding of hi's machine caused it to col lide with a hydrant and other ob stacles and that despite the action of the lower court in punishing him for reckless driving, the affair was purely an accident for which he should not be held responsible. Will Start Up Monday. The local plant of the Bristol Man ufacturing company will resume oper ations next Monday after being closed for a month, the longest shut-down In the recent history of local con cerns. Not a single department has been in operation during the month and over 200 hands employed by the concern have been out of work dur ing that period. It is understood that the mill will be operated on full time beginning next week. While factories in Plainville may be affected to some extent by the war in Europe should it last many months, it is not thought that man ufacturing business here will be hurt as much as in many other places. The Trumbull Electric company, which has the largest export trade of any of the local factories, deals with South American countries mostly and will probably be able to continue shipping its products without any se rious interruption. Brief Items. Mrs. Charles Roberts of this place has been selected for one of the judges at the annual baby show at Lake Compounce tomorrow. A son was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Thompson. Mrs. A. J. Bordeau of Broad street has returned from Torrington where she has been visiting with her sis ter. Miss Natalie Talmadge, a moving picture actress for the Vitagraph company of New York. who has been the guest of her grandfather. John Talmadge of Broad street for the past few weeks has gone to West Cheshire for a few days' stay with friends. The registrars will be in session Friday from 12 o'clock until 9 in the evening to receive the names of those who wish to take the elector's oath before the October election. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Teachman of Broad street are receiving congrat ulations on the birth of a daughter yesterday. The Connecticut company has adopted the suggestions of the select men concerning the stopping of cars at the center to discharge passen gers from New Britain and hereafter the stops will be made at a point al most in front of the Baptist church instead of at. the .corner of Whiting and East Main streets. The lighting system was put. out of commission by the electrical storm last evening and for several hours the town was in darkness. Walter Fitzgerald of Holyoke Is visiting at the home of M. . J. Fitz gerald of Forestville avenue. The Haag tent show, which is billed for an exhibition at Woodford's field tomorrow, is expected to arrive shortly after midnight. The circus equipment is carried on a special train of fourteen cars. Miss Mary Bates of Broad street is visitng in New Haven as the guest of Mrs. O. T. Martin, formerly of this place. 'Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Trumbull of Maple street are spending a few days with relatives in Bridgeport. Robert Parmelee, Hartford's fam ous boy soprano who died yesterday, following a brief illness with diph theria, was well known here. The youngster sang at entertainments given here under the direction of Mrs. Frank Usher. Now is the time to get your fur nace cleaned and repaired for the winter. If you need a new heater, see us. You will probably need some plumbing done before winter. This is the best time to have it taken care of. We carry a complete line of hardware of every description and w"l be pleased to satisfy your wants. Plainville Hardware company, Whit ing street. advt. MAYOR INTERVIEWS VICE PRES. STORRS Visits Head of Connecticut Company Regarding Trolley Extension in This City. Late this forenoon Mayor George A. Quigley left for New Haven where he went at once to the Yellow build ing to interview Vice President Storrs of the Connecticut company, regard ing the trolley extensions in this city. President Storrs and Mayor Quigley have had a number of inter views and are by this time well ac quainted with each other's wants and views. In his platform pledges the mayor said he would try and bring about trolley extensions in this city where they are needed and ever since ho was elected he has been endeavoring to do so. A couple of months ago he received a letter from the Connecticut com pany stating their side of the -question but it did not satisfy his honor and today he is going to see what further concessions he can obtain. He particularly wants trolley exten sions in the southeast and southwest sections of the city. The Hartford Silk Store. Agents for Standard Patterns. Mail Orders Promptly Filled. Telephone Your Orders Charter 2610. STORE CLOSED FRIDAYS AT 12 NOON. SATURDAYS AT 0 P. M. AUGUST CLEARANCE OF KeltUederweair Aed Hosiery The following items In Women's Summer Knit Underwear and Hosiery are well worth your consideration. The reductions are such that it will be to your advantage to come and look them over. WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR. Women's Sleeveless Summer Vests, our 12 l-2c grade, nothing i better for the price. Today, each 9c. Women's White Lisle Vesta, with fancy yokes, our best 25c grade, special price today, each 18c WOMEN'S HOSIERY. Women's Lisle Hose, black, white and tan, double tops, heels and toes, our regular 25c grade. Today, each 21c. J Woman's Pure Thread Boot Silk Hose, black and colors, oariZSofi grade, special price for today, pair 44c. , ? MEN'S HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR, ' Men's Silk Plaited Hose, black regular 25c grade, special price Vr.n'. nalhv4nin aVi arA special pflce for today, each 21c. Men's Lisle Union Suits, regular $1.00 grade special prices each 95c. FALL PETTICOATS ADVANCE SALE SPECIAL PRIfcES! Silk Jersey Top for $1.98. All Silk Jersey top Petticoats, with 12-inch accordion plaited -y flounce, embroidered top of flounce, embroidered top of 'flounce, black and all the desirable colors, for $1.98. Taffeta Petticoats for $2.98 Fine grade Taffeta Silk Petticoats, plain and changeable, tailormade and plaited, Vandyke and pother styles, value $4.00. Best value in the city for $2.98. ALWAYS BUSY IN OUR WASH GOODS SECTION. SPECIAL PRICES 2,000 Yards Percales, fine grades In black and whiteeffects; i and colors; Tegular price 12 l-2c yard. For this sale 9c Our Imported Scotch Ginghams In stripes, checks and . plaids, also plain colors, regular price 35c yard. Por this sale Sic ' Our 36-inch Ramie Dress Linen In white and colors; regular . price 39c yard. For this sale 29c. Imported French Ratines, all desirable colors, 54 inch wide, $1 v quality. For this sale 59c. GREAT BARGAINS. Our 40-inch Voiles, handsome floral designs, regular price 25c yard. For this sale 19c. 1,000 Yards Crepe Ratine in white and colors, Tegular price 25c yard. For this sale 12 l-2c 3,000 Yards of Crepe Plisse, beautiful colors, and designs, regu lar price 19c For this sale 14c. 2,000 Yards of Cotton Crepe and Dimities in neat floral designs, light and dark colors, regular price 19c yard. For this sale 10c Map of Territory Where Trench and Germans Meet iV TOU DICU2E UJTzIt-VTElN VP) jjf II 1 CSfsr A general engagement between the French and German troops is ex pected soon on the Franco-German border. f irst reports toia or tne French soldiers pushing across the border and capturing Altkirch, Mul hausen and other points In Alsace- No Good Property Should Be 11 in the Hands of And if the owner is prudent and particular, he'll make "short shift" of a careless, delinquent or destructible tenant. Classified advertising protects the owner and finds, quickly, the tenant who OUGHT to lire in his house or apartment. and all the desirable oolors.jlourJ for today, pair 21a TVrawra T-rl ln t nils rtfP.rm(snt J FORTS main railroads my frontiers Lorraine. The German plans of in vading France through Belgium suf fered a check through the unexpect ed stubborn resistance of th Bel gians, and the main German .advance will likely be through . the French border near Nancy. a Bad Tenant f