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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1914. i MEN'S BATHING, SUITS, cotton ones in sleeveless style, plain or fancy, trimmed. Others have quar ter sleeves. All or': regular dollar value for 79c eaeh.- MEN'S BATHING; SUITS in plain or Sweater stitch, choice of navy and grey with fancy.; " trim. $2, $2.50 and $2.98 kinds.' ). $1.09.' ; . These are well .worth noting. HAVING AN AUTOMOBILE RECEIVING Berlin News GIBNEY IS MENTIONED - FOR REPRESENTATIVE First Selectman May Be Candidate :-. For House Position. MERIDEN FIRM GETS CONTRACT w-. j jm TjMMiAa r.4i 1 Will -Do Plumbing Work at ' St. Paul's 3 Rectory Italian Cannot Join Fam ily In Italy Brief Items. If the plans of a number of local politicians meet with success, it i3 probable that Berlin will be repre sented in the house this year by First Selectman Willim H. Gibney. Many of his friends asked him to run for the office and, while he declines to dis cuss the matter, it is probable that he will ia a pandiilatP. in thft fall, to SI1R- I . . . itrw w j ceed Representative Daniel Webster. "I have neither declined nor agreed -. asrr4- tVio nnminatinn if it is nf- fered me;" replied the selectman . nrVisn inarviawri thin mnrnine. H p 1 XI uikvt ' - w - oimlHoH tViat'Vla has hfPT) .ISkC'd . J , enter the race. i As yet, Mr. Gibney has not staled to succeed himself as first selectman this year, but it is generally thought that he will be returned to the office which he has so ably filled for the : past twelve years. Others who are being mentioned as possible candidates to represent Ber lin in the general assembly, are' Sen ator Claude W. Stevens, Dr. Rog'.i- M. Griswold, Clarence la. Pierce, Repre sentative Webster and William H. Webster.. Mi. Stevens is said to b desirous of getting back to the house rather than to ythos .senate, where he lias looked after the , interests of the fifth district for the past two years. Meriden- Firm Gets Contract. St. Paul's Catholic church corpora tion has awarded the contract for the plumbing work on the handsome rec tory being erected for St. Paul's par ish, on Ailing street, to the lowest bidr der, the Ford and Dempsey company of Meriden, whose figure was $475. There were four other bidders for the Job their estimates being as follows: George liapelye of New Britain, $575; O. A. Peterson of New Britain, $560; p. McLaughlin of Meriden, $525; A. H. Bergeron of Kensington $475. The Union Construction company of New Ilochelle, which has the general contract for the -new parochial resi dence, has sub-let the contract for the tin and copper work to A. H. Berger on, the local plumber. Month's Mind Mass Monday. Father J. C. Brennan will celebrate a month's mind high muss for the repose of the1- soul of the late John Fagan of Kensington, at St. Paul's church Monday mormng at 8- o'clock. Services will be held at the church at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow". "' " " . Cannot; Return io Italy. Disappointed .after anticipating for weeks the pleasure of joining his wife vid family in Italy, nis native' land, (Fridays We Close at Noon. Saturdays at 9. Other Days, 6 P. M.) A Clean-Up In Men's Battliimgf Sunifs THAT WILL REDUCE THE QUANTITY IN SHORT ORDER Better buy one ofr Labor day for at the prices they are now going at, it will be a wise move to get one for the next season's use. Good idea that. MEN'S BATHING SUITS . in fancy trimmed cotton, ones with quarter sleeves or sleeveless. Would have cost you $1.50 earlier in the season Priced now , 98c Eeach. MEN'S BATHING 'SUITS, reg ular stitch in plain - navy or grey. All wool suits, fancy trimmed or plain. Regular $3.98 kind for $2.69 Each. Sheet and Pillow Case Bargains TO BE FOUND AT OUR DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT. A good un bleached sheet, sized 81x90 inches, for 50c each. -. , A. good Bleached sheet, same size,' same price, 50c. A better grade bleached. . sheet in 81x90 inches, is 57c each. Worth 62 l-2c each. We are proud of the . 81-99 bleached sheets we offer at 72c each. -And the same size for 89c each is as good a wearing one as is made. Special values in bleached pillow cases, size 45x36 inches for 12 l-2c, 14c, 15c, 16c and 19c ea. that will sur prise you at their worth for those low prices, Ask to have us show you the handsome embroidered initial pillow cases we offer all boxed at $1.00 pair. If you want sheetings by the yard, you will find this headquarters, we have all the well known makes from 36 Inch to the 108 inch width, all at the very lowest possible prices. South annex. DELIVERY FOR NEW BRITAIN YOU CAN DEPEND ON PROMPTLY ALL DRY GOODS PURCHASED OP US. which is in danger of being involved in the great European war, Vittali Chisari of Farmington road will be obliged to abandon plans for sailing and remain in this country for the present, at least. In his mail yester day, he received notification from one of the steamship lines that, although he had already purchased his passage, no accommodation could be found for him, on any of the boats which are to sail in . the near future. His money will be refunded to him next week. As" soon as the war broke out, Chisari's wife wrote him asking that he return to Italy "very soon. Accord ingly, he arranged for sailing, and paid the exorbitant price of forty-eight dol lars for a third class berth on a boat which is to sail next. week. He had not the slightest inkling that his booking would be cancelled and, for that reason, feels his disappointment very keenly. Berliin 'Congregational Church. Rev. Samuel A. Fiske, the popular pastor . of the Berlin Congregational church, will occupy his pulpit tomor row for the first time in several weeks. He returned from an extensive vaca tion on Thursday. For his subject, he will take "A Mission for Every Man. Tt the meeting of the Christian En deavor society in the evening, Major Frank L. Wilcox, who is the superin tendent of the Sunday school, will give a talk on the topic "War." This promises to be interesting, and it is hoped that the attendance at the meeting will be large. Nowthat the summer season is practically over, the regular church activities will be ? resumed. ' Service preparatory to communion will be held next Thursday evening. Wants Berlin to Join. The secretary of the American So ciety for Municipal Improvements has written Town Clerk Shaw, asking him to bring the attention of the proper body to the matter or taking a mem bership in the organization. In his letter, he enclosed a blank upon which the clerk would be required , to make a statistical report on the activities in local municipal departments, should the town decide to appropriate five dollars for a membership m the so ciety. Good Crops This Year. William Schroeder, one of Berlin's most . successful vegetable raisers, stated this morning that the crops this year, were bigger and better than, they have been for ten yea.ra or more. The many rainy days during the summer were responsible for this fact,, he felt. Cucumbers and tomatoes suffered slightly from the erfects of the cool nights this week, according to reports from the many farms in this vicinty. The damage was not serious, however, and the return of wirmer weather will put these plants on the right road again. " ' . v Imported Italian Goods Costly. Proprietors of stores dealing largely in imported Italian goods report a big falling off in their business since the big war began in the old world. Such groceries as imported cheese, macar oni and canned gooGs are sold at greatly advanced prices now, as the supply is not equal to the demand. Large wholesale houses which carry Italian goods explain that the Italian government is conserving her re sources and has prohibited the ship ping bf groceries to the United States during time of war. .. Dennis Negri, is congratulating!, him self over the fact that he had just put in a big order of olive oil when .war was declared. When trouble began brewing in the old world, he foresaw that there might be a shortage of this product, so he hastened to place a big order : Woman's Aid Executive Meeting. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the Woman's Aid society of the Benin congregational church was held yesterday afternoon at the resl aence or Mrs. 'ranK L. Wilcox on Worthington ridge. Plans - for the winter work were discussed and much other routine business was transacted, The opening meeting of the season will be held Wednesday, October 14. No Call for Town Caucus Yet. Chairman William H. Webster of the republican town committee sapid today that the date of the caucus for the nomination of the town ticket has not been set as yet. " We'll get through with Monday's caucus before we un dertake anything else," was his state ment. According to law,' the caucus must J be held at least twenty-one days be-i rore tne town election, ana it must oe advertised at last five ' "days before being held. ........ , . . Premium Books Ready. . Premium books for the Connecticut State Agricultural society's fair, td be held here September 29 and 30 and October 1 and 2, will be ready for distribution early next week. The firm in New Haven which has the contract for printing them has sent Secretary Leland Gwatkin a small batch of the books already. The cover of the book is white this year, instead of brOwn, as was the one on last year's bOok. "Nothing Doing" at Trotting Park. People who have occasion to pass the Berlin Trotting park are remark ing about the conditions which exist there only a month before the opening of the annual fair. The grounds are overrun with tall grass and weeds and the raco track is in very bad shape, there being heaps of dirt lying about in many spots. Nothing has been done , towards improving the bad turn just to the west of the judge's stand and horsemen wonder if it will be made safer for them this year, after all that has been said. The grass on the grounds has been sold to , Carrie Bennett, but she has shown no inclination to cut it yet. She bought it from John Martino, the mail' carrier, who purchased his rights from, the officers of the society. Returning From Scotland. The Misses Beatrice and . Jeanette Thomson and their brother John Thomson, and expected home from a trip to Scotland early next week, possibly Tuesday.. They sailed from Glasgow last Saturday, on board the Anchor Diner Columbia. Letters which they have written to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thom son of Kensington make no allusion whatever to the situation in Ekirope. r The Thomsons "started on the trip aoout tne middle of July. They spent most of "their time in Edinburgh and Dunfermline;' ,.-.... Kensington Methodist Church. Services at the Kensington Metho dist church tomorrow will be as fol lows: At 10:45 a. m. public worship, with sermon by the pastor: "A Crown of fieauty." Instead of the evening service there will be a service at 4:30 P. m., with an address by the pastor.' Would-be Eloper Sued. William Ragsdale, the New Britain-! young man who planned to elope with Miss Marion Anderson of Kensington last week and who was obliged to, abandon his plans when the New Britain police got'-on his trail, has been sued by .the Danders, Frary and Clark company, .by which concern' he was employed. : The . company aska $100 to cover the cost of cutlery which Plainville News, SENT TO JAIL FOR STEALING POTATOES Joseph Depjan Had Contracted To Cater for A Local CiamDaKc. NEED WATER MAIN EXTENSION Plainville Water Co. Has No Funds for New Construction-C. H. Newton Is Not Interested in Politics -New Mail Service at Postoffice Notes. Joseph Degnan of Forestville, known to the. local authorities as "Saw Horse" Degnan was arrested last night by Deputy Sheriff W. C. Hart and Officer John Conlon charged with stealing two bags of potatoes from the Man chester Brothers' farm. He was tried this morninig before Justice S. P. Wil liams and found guilty. Unable to pay his fine of $3 and costs amount ing to $16 he was taken to tha Hart ford jail by Officer Conlon. The arrest and conviction of Deg nan is the first; step in a campaign undertaken by the local officers to protect farms in the Red Stone Hill district from the activities of thieves. Arthur "Whisky" Bates, another fel low involved in the case, skipped out but the authorities expect to arrest him today. Degnan, Bates, and several of their associates who have been sleeping in the old slaughter house barn near Bank street have been carrying on an extensive business in garden truck. Yesterday Degnan contracted with- ilia, proprietor of a local hotel to furnish potatoes, tomatoes and corn for a clambake to be held tomorrow. He then proceeded to go on a foraging expedition to gather the vegetables. Officer Conlon was notified that two large bags of potatoes had been found under a shed near the slaughter house barn. He conferred with Deputy Sheriff Hart and they decided to make a thorough investigation of the case. By the time Officer Conlon reached the slaughter house barn Degnan had hired a teamster to carry the potatoes to the hotel. Degnan protested his innocence when he was arrested. He claimed that he had been given permission to dig the potatoes in Frank Caf ferty's lot. Placing Degnan in the lock-up the authorities went out to trace .the ownership of the pilfered "spuds." They took samples of the potatoes grown on the Manchester Brothers local ' farm; on Ollie Olson's farm and' On the Cafferty field. The potatoes in Cafferty's lot were small and undeveloped. The officers could not find any evidence that Degnan had taken the potatoes from . this field. ' ' ' ' Using the laboratory method and comparing the samples, Officer Con lon came to the conclusion that the sacks of potatoes t had been stolen from the Manchester farm. Investi gation showed that he was right. Mr. Olson has been complaining of thefts from his garden but Degnan and his gang did not visit the Olson farm on this trip. Confronted with the evidence se cured by the officers Degnan changed his story. He said that he had started to dig potatoes in Frank Caf ferty's lot when he met some other fellows who offered to sell him enough Ragsdale stole from one of its rooms. The case is returnable before Justice J. T. Meskill of New Britain next Monday. The thief has not yet been appre hended, but an' automobile which he, had an interest in has been attached. Brief Items. Colonel and Mrs. Charles M. Jarvis of Worthington ridge are entertaining Mrs. C. N. Wilson of. New. York. Mrs. R. A. Wooding left today for a stay in Wallingford. A. R, Bragg, who has been visiting1 hir son, Sumner Bragg, returned to his home in Amsterdam, N'. Y.t yester day. Town Clerk Francis H. Shaw re ceived caucus blanks from the secre tary of state today. Edwin and Elsie Adams returned yesterday from a vacation spent in New Canaan. Rev. D. B. Gray, pastor of the East Berlin Methodist church, and Mrs. Gray, have returned from a three weeks' vacation in East Springfield. Mrs. L. A. Northrop and Miss Minnie Kelsey of East Berlin are home after having spent the past week in New Haven as the guests of friends. Harris Dewolf. a well known East Berlin resident, has been removed to the Middlesex hospital at Middletown, suffering with a bad attack of rheu matism. Orville Ventres has returned from (Nlantic, where he spent the past week. Miss Lillian Minor is spending her vacation at Indian -Neck. Miss Florence Miller has resumed her duties at the ' 'American Paper Goods office after being confined to her home for some time with an in jured ankle. The George Cole farm in East Berlin has been purchased by George Schultz of New Britain, who will move onto the property soon as a number of repairs' have been com pleted. ; . l; Hodgson of New York is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. T. G. Hodgson of East Berlin. t vegetables for the clambake. He could not explain how he happened to lug the potatoes to the spring back of the slaughter house. Degnan expected that his brother ?n Forestville would pay his fine and relieve him of the jail sentence. Offi cer Conlon called the brother on the telephone; and he refused to have anything to do with the case. So Degnan went to jail and the two sacks of potatoes were left at the town hall. Extension of Water Main. . During the last week there has been a renewed demand for an ex tension of the water main in Farm ington avenue to a point opposite the Catholic cemetery, a distance of ap proximately 2,000 feet. Two years ago property owners on Farmington avenue and the directors of the ceme tery approached the Plainville Water company in reference to this exten sion. No formal petition was filed with the company. The present water main in this street stops at a point near the Gran by property. There are several houses between this point and the cemetery which would be benefited Ly the ex tension. The system of pumping water from a well at the cemetery grounds is far from satisfactory. It is understood that the Water company nVay consider the extension provided the interested parties Hie the usual bond to guarantee the company an assured revenue after the pipe is laid. Superintendent Joseph McKernan said today that in all probability the company will not make any exten sions until later in autumn. The ap propriation for new construction has been depleted and there are no funds available for extensions in any streets. The proposed extension of the water main in North Washington street ' will be an expensive job re quiring the outlay of money getting the pipes across the river. Equally as insistent as the request from the Farmington avenue residents is the demand for a water main running from White's crossing through the new tract of land to Electric field. Owners of several houses in this tract have signed a petition for this ex tension. Stranger Given Shelter. . ; An old man who did not give his nme applied to George S. Babcock . late" fester day afternoon for shelter in 'the" town Tiall basement for the night. He was allowed to spend the night in one of the cells with plenty of blankets to keep him warm. This morning he appeared to be in a weak condition. Dr. H. L. Frost, who was called to attend him, found that the man was in a serious con dition. He said that he had spent the last two years in a hospital at Cedar Hill. He was escorted to the railroad sta tion and his ticket for Simsbury was purchased for him. He said that he would try to . reach his home in Tarlffville. Not A Candidate. Referring to the report that he might be a candidate for representa tive on the democratic ticket, C. H. Newton, treasurer of the Osborne & Stephenson Manufacturing company has notified the Herald that he always has been and Is now a republican in politics. Mr. Newton writes that un der no circumstances could he con s!der the office or the nomination. There have been no developments of importance in the local political situ ation during the week. Selectman William J. Johnson Is out of town and his friends have no information as to his decision about, running for re election. Everyone seems to think that he will be asked by the republi cans to be a candidate at the. caucus.. George S. Babcock, clerk of the board of selectmen, is about town every, day but he has nothing to say for publication about the report that he is to contest' with Mr. Johnson for the nomination to head the local ticket. Representative E. T. Carter has nothing to add to the Herald's an nouncement of his position a few days ago. If the republicans want him to go to the legislature for an other term he will be a candidate. Chairman H. C. Thompson of the republican town committee says that he expects little interest in the cau cus to be held Monday evening at 8 o'clock in the town hall for the selec tion of delegates to the various con ventions. It is reported that N. El more Clark is the leading candidate for town chairman to succeed Mr. Thompson. The caucus will elect a town chairman with power to select his associates on the committee. Chairman Minton A. Norton of the democratic town committee does not anticipate wide-spread interest in the ONE SECRET OF SUCCESS Is to have some money ahead with which to grasp your op portunity when it comes. Every great fortune had its foundation laid in small hav ings. Countless thousands can look back at the time time when, with a few dollars at their commasd they could have taken the first step on the road to ease and comfort. 4 per cent, allowed in our savings department. Open Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Plain vllle. Con. Who 's Who in : ' " ' "& i ' SI) 0 ki) t! T' ' - Js i Photo by American Press Association. KING King George V., of England, as sumes world prominence as a result of the outbreak of hostilities between European nations.- The declaration of war by England against Germany democratic caucus to be held on the evening of September 3, at 8 o'clock, in the town hall. He says that local democrats have shown an inter est in selecting delegates for the state convention, although several candi dates for state office have been men tioned. It is supposed that Chairman Norton and his associates will be con tinued on the town committee. Senator Claude W. Stevens was in town this morning on his way to Bristol. He had nothing to say about his candidacy for re-election as sena tor from the fifth district. According to report Mr.' Stevens is favored by the local republicans in preference to other candidates who are out for the office. New Mall Service. Commencing Monday, Postmaster Peter J. Prior announces a new mail service for the benefit of rural resi dents of Plainville. Heretofore the rural patrons have been able to get their mail only between 9 and 11 o'clock In the morning. Postmaster Prior has arranged an other afternoon service for the rural residents from 2 to 2:45 o'clock. With the present force of clerks it is im possible for the rural service to be given at random during all hours of the day. The residents within the city de livery limits will continue to get the usual daily deliveries as in the past. Brief Items. The funeral of Miss Emma H. Tolles was held at 2 o'clock this af ternoon from her late home on Whit ing street. Rev. Carlos E. Jones, cur ate of St. Mark's Episcopal church In New Britain, officiating. Interment was in Fairview cemetery. New Brit ain. Mrs. Merritt O. Ryder and her daughter Olien are expected to return to their home on Maple street tomor row after spending the summer at Morris Lake. Mrs. George E. Spencer left yester day for Detroit, Mich., where she - is a delegate to the national convention of the Woman's Relief Corps. Before returning she will visit Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Toronto and Mon treal. The Misses Maude Ryder and Inea Gladwin have, returned from a so journ at Morris Lake." Mra. Sophia Dexter of Crown street who is visiting in England is ex pected to sail for home early in Sep tember. In her last letter to local relatives she made no-mention of the inconvenience caused in England by the European war. George A. Case of the Trumbull Electric ' Manufacturing company, in enjoying his annual vacation. He has Just had charge of installing a new switchboard in the Lyceum theater in New Britain. Ten local people went to Bristol this winrn 1 n c trt em nn an excursion to Rnvin Rock under the auspices of the . Bristol I. O. O. F. lodge. I , I Jane and Herbert Corwin are the guests of their grandmother, Mrs. Herbert Eaton, at Indian Neck. Tickets have been placed on sale j for the benefit game for James On- orato to be played at Electric field Wednesday afternoon between the Professionals and the Consolidated Clerks at 3:30 o'clock. Doris Fanning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fanning, of Maple street, has almost entirely recovered from the effects of the automobile accident in which she was slightly injured a few days ago. 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 v. '.! be pleased to satisfy your wants. Plainville Hardware company, Whit ing street. advt. Europe 's War ... C.I . G EORGE V. added greatly to the world Interest In the conflict. The Triple Entente by which England is allied with Russiw and France proved more binding than the Triple Alliance. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Twenty-two Iroperty Sales Record ed With Clerk. The following were this week's property transfers: Bodwell Land Co. to Jennie q. Noren et ux., land on Sefton drive. Bridget Houston Reilly et al. t& Stephen Washchyshyn, et al., land and buildings on North street. Edward O. Kilbourne to Emma M. Officer, land and buildings on Blake court. Bodwell land Co. to Victor Nadolny. land on Roxbury road. William L. Damon to Liztie Grabek, land and buildings on Putnam street extension. Home Banking & Realty Co. to Vito Di Franzo et al., land and buildings at 24-26 Hawkins street. Paolo Conte et al. to James Lacava, land on Hawkins treet. Patrick W. Meehan to John A. M? e- han, land and ' buildings on Grove street. Mary Riley to Annie K. ' Goszdo, land and buildings on Sexton street. . Bodwell Land Co. to Oscar Ander son, land on Sefton drive. Axel F. Nelson to Thcmas W. Fagan, land and buildings on Black Rock avenue. . Bessie Andrews et al. to ' Bodwell Land Co., land on Sefton drive. Joseph Rutkowskl to Frank Parvel cyk, land and buildings on Broad street. Mary Herre to Bruno Wagner, land and buildings on Farmington road. Bessie Andrews et al. to Bodwell Land Co., land on Stanley street. George F. Hennessy to Irene C. Brady, land and buildings on Long street. Wladislaw Smigrockl to Bronlslaw Smigrocki, land and buildings . on Clark street. Ernest R, Williams to William J. Judge, land on Wallace street. Margaret V. Helgen to . Martha Stelnwedel, one-half interest in land and buildings at 48-50 Seymour street. Bridget R. Houetan et al. to Stephan Washchyshly et al., land on Erwin place. Annie T. Gayler to Adolph L. Ga.y lor, land and buildinrs,' Church street. Bessie Andrews et al. to Bodwell Land Co., land at Belvidere Manor, Selton drive. INMAN AND HOPPE POST $1,000. Formally Bind Themselves to Balk Line English Billiard Match. New York, Aug. 29. Representa tives of William F. Hoppe and Mel bourne Inman met yesterday in the offices of the Brunswick-Balke-Col-lender company and deposited $1,000 each to bind the international bil liard match betwen the two, which will begin in the Hotel Astor on September 28. Hoppe was present with his backer, T. Walsh, but Inman is in Montreal Just now, and his manager, R. B. Benjamin, acted for him. The money was put in the handg Q( x A Troescher, treasurer of the flrnij an(J wm Btand a eide wa?er aB wen ag a guarantee. When the men signed articles last spring it was agreed that $1,000 should be put up by each on Aujust 28 to insure the carrying out of the conditions of the contract. The war in Europe has necessitated a change in plans as regards the re feree. It has been arranged to have an American judge the balk line part of the content, and to have an Eng lishman officiate In the sessions de voted' to English billiards. It now has been decided to get a referee from Canada, where the game is played extensively. CASH RESERVE INCREASES. New York, Aug. 29. Thestatement of the average condition e'f clearing house banks and trust companies for the week shows that the cash reserve Increased $8,862,900, still leaving- . deficit of $23,8S7,000 below leral requirements. - - . . . . .