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Life Prisoners in Parade Outside
PlainvJile News
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Sing Sing When Osborne 2
REV. F. L. GRANT
OFF SCHOOL 6
Prominent Minister Resigns After
Seven Years' Service
AUDTIORS ARE HELD DP
Up To And Including Sept. 10th, We Close Fridays At Noon.
Veryone Tells Us Our Blankets
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THE SALE IS STILIi ON, AND WE KNOW, OURSELVES, NO
WHERE ELSE CAN YOU MATCH THE VALUES, WE ARE OFFER
ING IN BLANKETS OF ALL KINDS, SIZES AND QUALITIES, AT THE
PRICES WE ARE ASKING. AS OUR ORDERS WERE PLACED BE
FORE THE ADVANCE IN THE PRICE OP WOOD, IN NO INSTANCE
ARE WE ASKING MORE FOR OUR BLANKETS THAN WE DID LAST
SEASON. ASK TO SEE BLANKETS AND YOU WILL QUICKLY NOTE
THE SPECIAL WORTHS WE ARE OFFERING.
Note Particularly, the plain,
white wool finish Cotton Blankets
size 80x90 inches, fine for use as
sheets on a cold night. They
are bargains at $1.00 'each.
Good Heavy Blankets, good
warm ones, wool finish, size 72x
84 inches, bound with mohair, and
with pretty colored borders, are
very special at $3.00 pair.
They Are The Talk Of The Town, those All Wool Plaid Blankets
we are selling for $5.00 pair. They are light and warm, with splendid
assortment of patterns and colorings. $5.00 the pair.
A Big Value Offered In Comfortables. Filled with light, fleecy
and warm; wool, covered both sides with fine silkaline in pretty designs and
coloTings, nicely tufted, size 72x78 inches, they are ideal bed coverings for
.$3.00 each. Warmth without weight.
New Warm Napped Goods Are Coming In
vThe touch of cool weather w
We are showing New Fall Outings f
eoft shirts, Swirts and other garmen
dark colorings in attractive stripes a
Very, Best Outings Made, you will fi
as well as plain colors, all new and f
are famed for the good quality of t
yard. We also have Plain White Out
All of these found for sale at our W
e have had, suggests warmer wear,
or Pajamas, Dressing Sacques, Men's
ts. They are in light, medium and
nd checks, far 10c yard. In the
nd a large variety of pretty designs
resh from the Amoskeag Mills which
heir products. See these for 12c
ing in 36 inch width for 15c yard.
ash Goods Dept. in Dome Section.
HAVING A.V AUTOMOBILE DELIVERY FOR NEW BRITAIN YOU CAN DEPEND OX PROMPTLY RE-
CEIVIXG ALL DRY GOODS PURCHASED OF US.
TWlrkm
j Berlin News
Bin DITCH BUILT IN
FRACTION OF
SECOND
"Dynamite Jones" Sets the Spark ;
and the Work Is Done
WILL IMPROVE FAIR GROUNDS
Women Have Hair-Pulling Dnel Did
Constable Refuse to Arrest Drunk.
. en Passenger? Hard Hearted Par
ent 31 akes Daughter Happy.
Demonstrating the value of dyna
mite ffs the farmer's friend E. R.
Jones, Berlin's dynamite expert, bet
ter known all over the - country as
"Dynamite Jones," dug a long ditch to
'drain the southern end of the Fair
- grounds today by exploding a half ton
' of DuPont dynamite. By using this
explosive the work which would have 1
take a dozen men a week to do will
toe completed in a day or so.
" For years the swampy condition at
f ! the south end of the Fair grounds
1 has rendered that portion of the en-
- closure unfit for any practical pur-
- noses, but with the -water drained off
T the space will be converted into a
parking place for visiting automobiles
and fully 2,000 cars may be accomo
I ; , dated there. '
I In digging this drainage ditch, Jones
r planted the dynamite in a 'line from
the swamp to the Mattabessett river.
It was then exploded by an electric
spark and tons of earth were hurled
into the air and the ditch was com-
f pleted in the rough. The explosion
shot some of the stagnant water about
100 feet into the air, resembling a
geyser' It then remained for the men
to shovel aside the loose dirt and the
work was finished. Over two feet of
water has already oeen drained into
the river.
As an example of what can be ac
complished by the judicial ue of the
high explosive this ditch will be left
there until after the Fair week to be
inspected by. visitors, arter which
drain pipes will be installed and the
ewamp will be forever drained.
As the affair takes place so early
' in the fall this year the directors
have decided to plant down the erst
i while swamp, which covers five or six
acres, with an early fall crop so that
the land will be useful financially as
well as for a parking place for cars.
A gang of men has been put to
work at the grounds by Secretary Le
land W. Gwatkln constructing new! tio
rails for horses. A fence is also being
built around the lake at the grounds.
Two hundred feet near the baseball
Jdiamond will be utilized by spectators
so that all can secure an excellent
view of the fireworks display every
evening from new bleachers.
. Woman to Appear in Court.
Mrs., Paul Balog of Beckley will ap
pear before Judge George G. Griswold
In the i town court at 9 o'clock Mon
day morning on the complaint of Mrs
Thomas Capsticks, aiao of Beckley,
who alleges that Mrs. t$alog assault
ed her: in 'a brutal manm-r yesterday
j.-.orning.
v According ; to, Mrs. Capsticks, the
trouble commenced over a bill of sev- '
enty cents that she owed Mrs. Balog '
1 1 A. 1 W S 1 VSM !
iur ueei iimi tsue uuiruweu vvncit uci
supply ran short. It s said that Mrs.
Balog, while endeavoring to collect
the bill commenced to wrangle with
Mrs. Capsticks and the two finally
cane to blows. Ms Capsticks al
leges that her assailant hit htr in the
back wth a club, slapped her face
end pulled her fair.
Petition Presented ko Selectman.
A petition tinned ly over twenty
five voters was presented to Select
man William H. . Gibney last evening
for the purpose of having the select
man call a special town meeting at
give its report for the approval of the J
citizens. i
Mr. Gibney this morning stated that
the meeting will probably be called
for next Saturday evening., A no
tice of the meeting will be posted five
days before it is called.
Constable Refused to Arrest Man.
It was learned this morning that
Constable John Carbo of Kensington
refused to arrest an intoxicated man
on a trolley car who was making a
nuisance of himself a few days ago
when Conductor Gubbins requested
him to do so. The reason the con
ductor says that the constable re
fused to arrest the man was that he
was drunk and did' not know what
he was doing."
According to Conductor Gubbins
the man continually provoked the
passengers by spitting on the floor.
The conductor's attention was called
to his conduct and he told him to
stop. The man is said to have paid
no attention to the command and
again deliberately spit on the floor.
It was then that the conductor de
manded his arrest and the officer is
alleged to have refused.
Meet in Head-On Collision.
A car belonging to F. W. Schagee
of Massachusetts and another ma
chine registered under a New York
license B71210, collided head-on early
this morning near the home of N. L.
Beckley in Beckley Quarter. Mr.
Schagee's machine was badly dam
aged, the front axle being sprung.
The New York machine, although
somewhat bent up, was able to pro
ceed on i its way. According to wit
nesses no one is to blame as there
is a bad curve at this point and
neither driver was able to distin
guish the other approaching.
Love Always Finds a Way.
After several months of admiration,
Pia Secondo, an East Berlin resi
dent employed at R. O. Clark's brick
yard, broached his love to Fepisia
Flango, a pretty, nineteen years old
girl, and asked her to become his
wife. Fepisia had also been casting
longing eyes at her gallant knight
and hesitated not for a moment in
accepting his proposal. Both set out
yesterday afternoon to the town
clerk's office for a marriage license.
The pretty Fepisia burst into tears
when she was informed by Town
Clerk Shaw that her father's consent
was necessary before the much de
sired license would be issued.
Both went to East Berlin, taking
J the same road that they had so light
ly passed over a few moments pre
viously. Pasquale Flango, Fepisia's
father, was soon located and told by
his daughter that he was desired at
the town clerk's office.
When the news was broken to him
at the office that his consent was de
sired before a marriage license could
be issued, Pasquale broke forth in a
storm of protests and in an emphatic
manner declared that she was too
young to wed and his consent could
never be secured. Although Fepisia
entreated and begged her flinty-hearted
parent. Pasquale was as stern as
a rock and could not be moved. Then
little Fepisia also became enraged and
informed her determined father that
she would wed her beloved in spite
of his objections. "We will elope"
she cried.
The three left for home without
the, license. After reaching home
Pasquale thought the matter over and
it grieved him to think that his only
child was unhappy. He called her to
his side and asked her to secure the
marriage license and he would O. K.
it.
The couple were married this morn
ing by Rev. J. C. Brennan, pastor of
St. Paul's church.
Berlin Congregational Church.
A coir. union service will be held
at the Ucrlin Congregational church
tomorrow morning at 10:45 o'clock.
Rev. Samuel A. Fiske, pastor, will
occupy the pulpit.
The Sunday school will convene at
noon-
A meeting of the Christian En
deavor society will be held in the
evening- "Throw Yourself Into Your
Task" will be the subject for discus
sion and Fenn Nourse will be the
leader.
Kensington Congregational Church.
Rev. Carleton Hazen, pastor of
Kensington Congregational church
will preach at the morning worship
at. 10:45 o'clock tomorrow. This
will be a communion service.
There will be Sunday school at
noon.
Harold Upson will be the leader at
the Christian Endeavor meeting at
6 o'clock in the evening. The sub
ject for discussion will be "Throw
Yourself Into Your Task "
Kensington Methottlst Church-
A brief address will be given by
Rev. E. M. Pickop at the holy com
munion service at the Kensington
Methodist Episcopal chlrch at 10:45
a. m. tomorrow. His subject will be
"The Workingman's Most Valuable
Assett" The third address in the ser
ies on "Foundation Stones" will be
delivered by the pastor at the after
noon's service at o'clock.
Funeral of Ida II- Tittel.
The funeral of Ida H. Tittle who
died at home of her sister Mrs. Harry
Nichols of Blue Hills, after a lingerr
ing illness of five months, was held
this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. In
terment was In Meriden West cem
etery and Rev. Mr. Saunders, pastor
of the Methodist church of Meriden;
officiated- Miss Tittle was 34 years of
Wilcox Entertains-
Mrs. Frank L. Wilcox of Worthing
ton Ridge entertained about twenty
five of her neighbors yesterday after
noon at a tea. A most enjoyable af
ternoon was spent, Mrs. Wilcox prov
ing herself to be a charming hostess.
Berlin Briefs.
Miss Mary L. Nelson of Kensington
left today for a weeks' vacation at
Great Earrington, and Williamstown;
Mass.
Mass will be celebrated at Si
Paul's Roman -Catholic church . in
Kensington tomorrow morning at 9
o'clock and at the Sacred Heart
church in East Berlin at 1 Oo'clock.
The stores in Kensington will keep
open for a few hours Labor Day
moi'ning to accommodate their cus
tomers. Barber shops will be open
until noon
The East Berlin Methodist church
in East Berlin will have a holy com
munion service tomorrow morning
Rev. E. W. Manship will be, in
charge.
Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan of
Middletown are , receiving congratu-
lations on the birth of a son- Mr.
j Morgan formerly lived in East Ber-
Can't Start Work Because Books Are
Not Ready Old Ballot of Blaine-
Clcvcland Campaign is Found
Kindergarten Will Open.
Rev. Frederick L- Grant, secretary
and financial asent of the school
board, has resigned and his resig
nation will be acted upon at the
September meeting of the board,
which will-, probably be held next
week. Mr. Grant has been a mem
ber of the board for the past sev?n
years and for Several years has act
ed as financial agent. His work has
been of a character to commend it.
self both to the school beard and the
public and the news of his resigna
tion is received with general regret
Owing to pre?a of his church duties,
Mr. Giant is forced to give up his
school work. Last year when he came
up for re-election, he was inclined to
refuse the nomination but gave way
when pressed by the other members
of the board who felt that it would
bo difficult to secure a man for the
position who would give the service
to the town that Mr- Grant had.
Battle Royal Tomorrow.
The first game in the series for the
town championship will take place
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at
Allen's field. The contestants are the
Royals and Federals. The batting
order of the Federals has been an
nounced, but considerable specula
tion was felt as to the offering of
the Royals- It follows: .Dee Prior,
ss.; Thomas Cassidy, p, James Mc
Nally c, Eugene Parkinson lb, Wil
liam Cunningham p, William Parkin
son, of, Herbert Ewald, ' rf,
rank Graham p, George Carlson lb,
Raymond Clayton 3b, Frank Cuuning
ham 2d,. Young Cobb from New York
will be imported to pitch in case of
a break-down by the staff of slabmen
previously announced in the , line-up.
If the number of players count in
the result there is nothing to it but
Meeting.
Thursday, September 16, from 9 a.
m. to 5 p. m-, is announced by the
registrars of voters as the day for
receiving applications to be made
voters and also to place in the restor
ed list. The registrars, A. D. Cady
and I- P. Newell, will hold their ses
sions m the town hall and for one
day only
An Old Time Ballot,
in going over some old papers that
belonged to his father, who at one
time lived in New Brit,, in and died in
that city, Town Clerk Usher recently
unearthed a republican ballot of 18 84.
That was the famous Blaine-Cleveland
campaign. The ballot is a curio
when compared to those used in these
days. It is printed on a sheet of pa
per about four by eight inches and a
peculiar script Itype of a style no long
er in vogue was used. At the head
of the ticket appear the names of
James 'G. Blaine, for president, and
John A. Logan, for vice president. On
the state ticket, Henry B. Harrison
was candidate for governor and Lor
rin A. Cooke fod lieutenant governor.
Valentine B. Chamberlain of . New
Britain was candidate for state treas
urer a position now held by his son,
Frederick S. Chamberlain. The late
J. Andrew Pickett of New Britain
was named for senator and Judge
lin and Is the son of E- G. Morgan of
that place.
Mrs. A. C. Bailey of East Berlin
is entertaining Mrs. Farrell of Lynn,
Mass
Mrs. H. R- Clark of East Berlin
has returned from an extended stay
at Indian Neck.
Miss Florence Carner of East Ber
lin entertained a number of her
friends at a card social at her hom
Thursday evening.
Be
Systematic
The Man who does all his
business through his Bank, is
instantly recognized as a sys
tematic business man and one
whose chances for success
are excellent.
The man who does not use
a bank is not making the most
of his opportunities.
4 per cent, is allowed on de
posits in our Savings depart
ment. Open Saturday eve
nings from 7 to 9 o'clock.
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WARDEN OSBORNE - SING SING PRISONERS WELCOMING HIM
Sing Sing added a spectacular epi
sode to penal history when "Tom
Brown" returned to the prison after
has taught many prisoners music, and
preceded by a tall convict dressed as
Uncle Sam, together with officers of
i the prison guard and the executive
"doing his bit" at Newport and other ! committee of the Mutual Welfare
places where he spent his two weeks'
vacation. 'Tom Brown," of course, Is
the name under which Warden
Thomas Mott Osborne once voluntar
ily served time in order to study
prison problems- Tom Brown's Aur
ora band, led by Tony, a "lifer," who
league, met Warden Osborne at the
paraded through th highly
yard before the warden' t
stand, while the band playc
Tom Brown Come to Town.'
"shop" and each ' "corn par; -
in review, the members 1
outer entrance and escorted him , loused hands to salute, r
through the south gate to a speaker's voices to cheer th man wfc
platform on the lawn in front of the ! nated by the governor to 1
principal keeper's office . Then the j locked in the prison. In t
1,500 prisoners, drawing small, rude j panyingr Illustration are i '
floats, carrying1 flags, bunting and j victg parading outside the t
tanners of all sorts, accompanied by the band which furnished
two goats, a stuffed horse and a pig, three life prisoners.
Valentine B. Chamberlain, for Judge
of probate. John R. Buck was the
congressional candidate. Practically
every man on the ticket has been
dead many years although but thirty
years has lapsed since the memorable
campaign.
Kindergarten Will Open.
It was announced this morning by
Chairman Rogers of the school board
that despite previous reports, the
kindergarten in the Broad street
school will reopen next Tuesday morn
ing at the usual hour. No children
under five years of age can be taken.
' Church Notes.
Rev. F. L. Grant has returned from
his vacation and will preach tomor
row at the 10:45 o'clock service at
the Congregational church. There
will be a celebration of the Lord's
Supper. ,
Rev. Robert E. Burton, rector of
the Church of Our Savior, will offi
ciate at the morning service at 10:45
o'clock tomorrow. There will be com
munion. The Sunday school will re
sume its sessions at noon and there
will be a baptismal service.
Auditors Are Waiting.
Although the town year closed July
81, a whole month earlier than in
past year, in order to give the select
men time to" prepare their books for
auditing and to give ample time for
preparing and printing the annual
town report, no advantage has been
gained. It was reported some days
ago that Auditers Osborne and Ben
zon were ready to tackle the job, but
today Mr. Osborne told the Herald
correspondent that they had been
unable to secure the books. The
selectmen's accounts were said to have
been ready for more than a week,
but because some of the supplemen
tary books wre not prepared, the
board refused to permit the auditors
to get to work.
Going To Yonkers.
Assistant Postmaster C. J. Morse
and wife, and Misses Flossye Taylor
and Margery Strong left this morn
ing for Yonkers, N. Y. They will
make the trip in Mr. Morse's new car,
and will be guests of Mrs. S. R. Hart
over Labor Day.
Brief Items.
J. Sortman of New York will spend
Labor Day as the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. I. Birnham on Broad street.
Labor Day will be observed here
as a holiday. All the factories and
many of the stores will close for the
day. The barber shops will close
at noon.
Freida Pouzzner of New Britain
has bought the meat market on West
Main street formerly conducted by
John E. Conlon. Mr. Conlon has
served notice with Town Clerk Usher
of intention to sell. The new pro
prietor Intends to open a first class
public market and will sell groceries,
meats and provisions.
' Dexter E. Cole, who was arrested
Thursday night by Officer Marino, was
sentenced to thirty days in Jail by
Justice Dresser at yesterday's session
of the police court.
Miss Anna B. Graham of Pierce
street is spending the week end with
friends in New Haven.
Mass will be celebrated at the
Church of Our Lady of Mercy at 9:30
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Miss Gertude Castle of Canal street
will leave for Mt. Holyoke college
next week.
Miss Eleanor Grant of West Main
street will leave next week for Whea
ton seminary.
Harry Donahue, the Jitney river
who figured in the accident In Forest
vllle early last Sunday morning, was
charged In the Bristol city court yes
terday with having his rear light out
while passing through Forestvllle.
Officer O'Rourke testified against him
and the accused was fined $3.
John F. Graham, James McNally
and Oscar Hultenius of Bantam are
visiting over , the holiday at their
homes here.
The family of William Gargle of
Pierce stret is preparing to remove
to Indianapolis, Ind.
Samuel Robideau and Joseph El
liott have gone to Congamond lake
on a fishing trip.
Louis Meade has gone to Sunset
Beach, Branford, on his vacation.
Luke Welch has secured a position
with the Plalnvlllo Hardware company.
Vuylsteke, Catholic Bishop
coa, who arrived here tod;
aid for the Islanders The I
that 50,000 negroes, '. J. 6,00
and more than 3,000 Hollar
In distress.
TWO STEAMERS IIEL
British Cruiser off New Vo
Watching Craft.
New York, Sept 4. A
cruiser, one of the patrol
duty outside the three-r
off the Long Island and
ey coastg held up two stes
terday afternoon, but after
of flag signaling permitted
proceed.
The first steamer was the
tanker Petrollte, formerly
man steamer Excelsior, 1
from Copenhagen . iShe wa
about sixteen miles southes
Island. The other vessel dt
the same vicinity, was a de
tramp steamer, bound east,
of which could not be leax
FOR SALE Light driving horse;
will be sold cheap to quick buyer.
Telephone 19-3. Plainville. 9-4-6d
EX-MAYOR HOOKER
OF HARTFORD DEAD
The First National Bank
PLAINVILLE, CONN.
stops itching
instantly!
The moment that ResinoJ Ointment
touches itching skin the itching stops
and healing begins. That is why doc
tors have prescribed it successfully for
twenty years in even the severest cases
of eczema, ringworm, rashes, and many
other tormenting, disfiguring skin di
seases. Resinol Ointment makes the
skin healthy, quickly, easily and at little
cost. Sold by all druggists.
Passes Away at His Jtnmmer Home
At Eastern Point After a
Long Illness.
Hartford .Sept. 4. Edward W
Hooker, former mayor of Hartford
and a former state senator, died at
his summer home at Eastern Point
yesterday after a long Illness. He was
born here October 19, 1865. Mr.
Hooker was prominent in republican
affairs, and was mayor of the city in
1908-'09. He was a representative in
1907, and later was elected senator
for two sessions.
Mr. Hooker was a member of the
Insurance firm of Hooker and Pen
rose. He was a former captain of the
First Company, Governor's Foot
Guards, and a member of the Hart
ford City Guards. Fraternally, he
was prominent as a Mason and
Shrlner, and had attained the thirty
second degrfe.
His widow and daughter and a son
survive.
Backing the Wrong If
(Waterbury America
With Germany making a
surrender to. the United
the matter ' of submarine
where do these so-called
Americans come In who ba
many Instead of backinc tl
of their allegiance, the UnitJ
it in indeed a curious situ
i mem, i-i u u uy who urn
renaer. iney iook grounc
cuse and palliation In the t?
the warfare on women and,
if not grounds of Justlflcatll
repudiated the policies of (
country. They opposed the
of the United States In hi'
to uphold the rules of clvl
fare and the country in wh
they made this repudiate
round and by surrendering
United States leaves them
tion cf supporting inhuman!
humanity,, and this when t
country was standing: for
and needed the support of
Izcn. We have not noticed
ments from the German
press, expressing;, what ev
American feel3, great eat!y(
the success of President . Wj
maintaining the rights of
on the sea. Yet if the Unl-(
la the country of the Germ?
cons then certainly it Is tlj
try In whose victory they h .
eat 1st action. j
There is almost a humor
to this predicament, if one
call It, of the ultra Germs
cane. As Lord Salisbury )
Disraeli and his ' champior
Turkey: "We backed th?
hoj e." I
FACE STARVATION.
Chicago, III, Sept. 4. Death by
starvation because of the failure Of
four successive crops faces the In
habitants of Curacoa Island, In the
Dutch West Indies t unless help in
sent to them, according to Rt Rev.
REPUBLIC,
t .
CAUCUS
THE REPUBLICAN VOT
ASSEMBLE IX TOWN HA1
O'CLOCK. MONDAY EVENU,
TE3IBER 18, 1015, FOR TK
POSE OF NOMINATING
DATES FOR THE TOWN
AND TO TRANSACT ANY !
BUSINESS PROPER TO Ii.
AT SAID MEETING.
PER ORDER
Republican Town Com
PER Ii
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