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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBE R 29, 1915.
Startling Values in Women's Wear at After Xmas Suit Dept. Sale EVERY KIND OF STYLISH GARMENT FOR WOMAN OR MISS IN OUR BIG DEPT. FOR WEARABLES, ONE FLOOR UP, IS YOURS FOR THE CHOOSING AT MARK DOWNS THAT WILL GLADDEN THE HEARTS OF ALL PURCHASERS. THERE ARE SUITS, COATS, DRESSES, WAISTS, SKIRTS, RAINCOATS, AND OTHER WEAR AT THE MOST DECISIVE PRICE CUTS. TAKE COATS You never had better opportunity to save money than at this sale. About every Coat in stock has been FOR INSTANCE under the mark-down pencil. Every fashionable col oring, every wanted material is represented, but you must see the Coats to appeciate them. ( $5.00 each for Coats that were priced up to $10.00. $10.00 each for Coats that were priced up to $16.50. $15.00 each for Coats that were priced up to $25.00. $25.00 each for Coats that were priced up to $39.00. TAKE NOTE OF THE New smart Winter styles that at our after Christ mas, and before Stock-taking prices, assure you BEAUTIFUL SUITS the biggest kind of savings. These Suits are all taken from our regular stock, and there is a saving from $5 to $15.00 on every one offered. $12.50 each for Suits that were priced $18.50. $15.00 each for Suits that were priced $25.00. $25.00 each for Suits that were priced $37.50. You Can't Afford to miss such values if you need a new Suit. YOU WILL WANT A DRESS AT They are stylish ones of Serge, others of Serge and Silk combinations. Then THE WAY THEY ARE , PRICED there are Silk Dresses in colors, and many single pieces in Party and Even ing Dresses, just one of a style, and all offered at reductions like these: Only $7.50 each for Dresses that have been priced up to $16.50. Only $10.00 each for Dresses that have been priced up to $18.50. Only $12.50 each for Dresses that, have .been priced up to $20.00. Don't let values like these get by . you, as -they are worth more than passing attention. 4 ffAVJSa AV AUTOMOBILE DELIVERY FOR NEW BRITAIN YOU CAN DEPEXD ON PROMPTLY RE ,n ' "; 1 CETVTNG ALL DRY GOODS PURCHASED OF US. III1IS MAN AT HIS HOME n Martin Webber Is Victim oi Pneumonia BP i'- 1'! I'HIPST 66 YEARS OLD 4 U. Paul's T. A. & B. Society to Have New Officers Installed Tomorrow ' IS 'if ' Night Berlin Basketball Team to Open Season Briefs. Martin Webber of Blue Hills died ; at his home at 9 o'clock this niorn ing. Mr. Webber became afflicted with a severe cold a few days ago and as a result pneumonia set in and caused his death. Had Mr. Webber ;1 tlyed until next month, he would have been sixty-six years old. . He was bom in Germany and came to this country when a youth. He moved to Blue Hills several years ago and has conducted a farm in that district. Mr. Webber is survived by his wife, a daughter, Anna, and two brothers, John of New Haven and George, of New Britain. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house and 2 o'clock at the Erwin t mortuary chapel, Fairview cemetery, I? -'Tv'hAr thf bodv will be Interred. Ser vices will be conauctea oy ixev. m. w . Gudian, pastor of St. John's German Lutheran church of New Britain. To Open Basketball Season. The newly formed Berlin basketball team met last night and elected How ard Rawlings manager and Harold V McCarrol captain. After the meeting practice was held by the. members of ; the squad, which consists of Merwin V lie, XVUy UlUlltJ, sn,ay uiuuu anu J.-i-cti - old McCarrol,, Howard Rawlings, Frank McKeon and Paul and Edward Selgrist. Plans for the season were . discussed and it is probable the sched ule will be opened next week. Mana ger Rawlings has been in communica- "" tion with many fast teams and prom ises the fans of the town some good contests. Recently he received a let ter from the Skibo team of Newark, New Jersey, asking for a date in Feb ruary, when that club will make a trip through New England. This team makes a similar trip every year and ' during the last six years has lost only twelve out of 135 games. Manager Rawlings says he will give the organ ization a date and also' -,' ' --n win give it a beating. Gamer T-c also pending with the Memorial Five of Meriden, Southington "Tabs." Kenil t.fiam of Ttfew Britain. Echoes of Hartford, St. Mary club of Manchester, (i,Blue Ribbons of Windsor Locks, as .. well as other teams in town and the i Hardware City. Several challenges to fj play in different parts of the state t have been received and Manager Raw lings expects to have his charges play . one game at home and one abroad every week, j To Hold Installation. The installation of the newly elect- led officers of St. Paul's T.. A. & B. so il ciety of Kensington win De held to morrow evening at 8 o clock in the ."rih hall.-William J. Sullivan, coun ty director, of New Britain wll be in charge of the exercises. At the close of the installation a smoker will be held. The officers of the society fol low: President James E. Corr. Vice president Henry Fagan. Financial secretary Edward Moore Recording secretary Robert Corr. Treasurer Rev. J. C. Brennan. . Marshal- Joseph Carbo. Sergeant-at-arms Paul Giana. Trustees W. W. Fagan, J. A. Moore,, William Binardo and W. J. Dooley. Makes Settlement. Peter Greco purchased some gro ceries from John Priera and John Fo gelatti last summer and "thereby hangs a tale." Greco took the goods home and fed his family with them. The two grocers sent several bills to Greco, but never received any reply. Last week their patience became ex hausted and they consulted with a New Britain lawyer, who made out an attachment. The papers were served by Constable John Hackett of Ken sington. The amount of the bill for the groceries amounted to $9.43 and the grocers sued for $50. The con stable, accompanied by an interpreter, visited the Greco home. At first Greco was inclined to treat the matter light ly, but after Constable Hackett told him of the penalties attached to the non-payment of a like bill, Greco de cided to settle the bill and the costs of the suit and thus endeth the tale. Bridge Accepted. Selectman William H. Gibney and C. A. Campbell of the state engineer ing department held a conference on the ne wturnpike bridge structure and decided to accept the structure. The final inspection was made last Friday. The cost to the town will be much less than at first supposed. Twenty working days after July 12 was allotted for the work. Much trouble was encountered in the con struction and as a result it was not finished until November 22. The esti mated cost of construction was ap proximately $4,400, of which the town pays one-half. The contract with the builders called for a $10 a day for feit for all time over the allotted twenty days and it was decided to de duct thirty-six days, which amounts to $360. The town teams did considerable work in the construction of the bridge and Selectman Gibney presented a bill of $143.30 for the labor. His bill was accepted, so the approximate cost to the town will amount to $1,780. Briefs. E. R. Ramage of New Britain has been awarded the contract for the mason work on the chimneys of the Berlin Congregational church, which were blown down in the storm Sunday and the woodwork will be done by Nelson Minor. It has been definitely decided to postpone the church supper in con nection with the annual meeting of the Berlin Congregational church Friday evening. Miss Vernia Wright of Kensington is the guest of Dr. Leroy Edwards in Brooklyn, N. Y . St. Gabriel's Sunday school of East Berlin will hold its Christmas social tonight in Athletic hall. The home whist club of Kensington will meet with Miss Marjorie Moore at her home on Main street tonight. The East Berlin bowling team will journey to New Britain tonight and compete with a team representing the National Biscuit company of that city. As at Christmas the barber shops of the town will close at 1 o'clock on Saturday but will remain open until 11 o'clock Friday night. Miss Mabel Barnes has returned to Boston after a brief visit with rela tives in East Berlin. Miss Emma Warner of Kensington i3 spending a few days with relatives in Huntington, Long Island. G. S. Oderlin, Jr., who has been visiting relatives in East Berlin, re turned to his home in Bridgeport yesterday. NO COTTON USED TN MAKING POWDER Germany's Experiments With Substi tutes For Past Eight Months Prove Successful. Bremen, Germany, Dec. 29, via Lon don, 12:10 p. m. Germany's experi ments with substitutes for cotton in the manufacture of gun powder have been so successful, it was announced here today, that for eight months no cotton has been used for this purpose. This statement was made by the presi dent of the Bremen Chamber of Com merce in an address to a convention of merchants of this city. After referring to the designation of cotton as contraband by Great Britain, he said: "I have had the op portunity to establish officially that for eight months not a kilogram of cotton has been used for making pow der. Thanks to the work of Ger man science and industry, we have succeeded in winning from the im measureable supply of German forests a cellular material which is cheaper and better suited for nowder making than cotton. Even after the war German ammunition factories will not buy another bale of cotton from America. "The second important ingredient saltpeter of the entire Chilean output of which we formerly took two-thirds, is now manufactured exclusively in Germany from the air. Our factories already are so advanced that in the coming spring they will be able to cover the entire requirements for ni trogen, including the amount used in agriculture, and if the war lasts longer they will even be able to export this product." The speaker also asserted that cam phor, which for seven years has been produced synthetically from American turpentine, is now obtained more cheaply and in better duality by chemical means from synthetic tur pentine. Even after the war, he said, there will be no more importa tions of camphor from Japan or tur pentine from America. PAN-AMERIOAN CONGRESS. Washington, Dec. 29. Discussion of prohibition of the use of alcor holic beverages and the prevention of o.Time today directed the greater in terest of the members of the Pan American scientific congress to the section studying public health and medical sscience but thbse discussing international law with the members of the International Law society con tinued to attract attention. J. F. OONNTFF DEAD. Hartford, Dec. 29. John F. Conniff, deputy building inspector for several years and well known in political and fraternal circles throughout the state died at St. Francis hospital today. He was 53 years of age and a native of Hartford. He was taken ill two weeks ago and in trie midst of his sickness it was found necessary to perform an operation for an abcess. His case was critical from the start. Pialnvflle News FREIGHT HANDLERS TO LIVEJDN TRAIN Coaches Converted Into Hotel for Railroad Employes TRANSFER SHIPMENTS HERE Special Train Brings Workmen to Town Activity at the Freight Yards Death of Miss Charlotte Scott Mrs. Cunningham Dying. Plainville's population was given a substantial boost this morning when one of the New Haven road's travel ing hotels, giving accommodations to nearly one hundreds guests, rolled into town and was put on a sidetrack for an indefinite stay. The train brought to town a gang of workmen who are to be employed at the freight transfer station here. They will be part of a large force which will be put to work tomorrow at the freight yards, where it is planned to transfer ship ments for various points in this vicin ity. It was announced some time ago that the company proposed to restore the freight transfer station to Plain ville, but the date on which the plans would be put in force was not given. Consequently the arrival of the train load of workmen was a surprise to the townspeople and there was much curiosity over their advent. Business conditions have improved to such an extent in New England during the past six months that the railroads are having difficulty in handling the shipments. There is a shortage of cars and other equipment besides a scarcity in the labor market and there is great congestion in most of the freight yards. Plainville, owing to its central loca tion, makes an ideal place for a trans fer station and the railroad officials expect that the restoration of this branch of the service to this town will aid materially in facilitating the work. There is a big demand for truckers and clerks to work at the station and Manager Mulvihill was busy today looking for help. In addition to the crew brought here by special train the regular force was augmented by a number of freight handlers from Hartford and local young men who did clerical work at the station when it served as a transfer point two years ago. , Owing to the lack of housing accom modations here the company has to provide lodging for the force brought here .today and for a time it is the intention to use the special train for a hotel. Two of the cars have been converted into sleeping quarters and a third is used as the kitchen. Cooks came with the men and there will be meals prepared on the train. The new arrivals have worked for the company in several cities and, it is said, a number of them were used as strike breakers where the railroad had trouble with the unions. There are a number of Portuguese in the crew. THIS YOUNG LADY IS ALL MODISH FOR THE MATINEE sr. e.-s -x- .v - 'j" 0 Wistaria charmeuse makes the pretty drape of this skirt with its hint of a pannier. The bodice is of white georgette crepe, with an empire ef fect done in metal embroidery, as is high girdle. Fashion decrees that no neck shall be exposed at the back, so this one has a stick-up, held in place by fur bands- The jaunty hat, so ap propriate, is a pressed beaver crown with a gold lace brim. Miss Charlotte Scott Dead. Miss Charlotte Scott, a well known and nighly respected octogenarian, died early this morning at her home on Canal street after an illness of several weeks. She suffered from ail ments incident to advanced age and for the past few days her death had been expected. She was eighty-eight years of age. She leaves a sister in Farmington and three nieces. Miss Scott was a native of Farm lr gton. She had lived here for several years and was held in high esteem by all who had the pleasure of her ac quaintance. For a number of years she was prominent in the activities of local Congregationalists and she was identified with the Sunday school branch of the' church for a long time. She was a woman of beautiful character and her passing will be mourned by the entire community. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from her late home and interment will be in the family plot in Farmington. Mrs. William Cunningham Dying Mrs. William Cunningham of Maple street, wcj reported this morning to be sinking rapidly and relatives did not expec her to live through the day. She has b-ren in poor health for some time although she was able to be around the house for the past w eek. Her sister, Mrs. Thomas Conlln, died yesterday morning at her home on Whiting street. News of Mrs. Conlin's death is thought to have had a bad effect on her sister as she suffered a relapse a short time after word was sent to her. This morning she was unconscious and her death appeared to be a matter of but a few hours. Mrs. Conlin's funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 from the Church of Our Lady of Mercy. A high mass of requiem will be cele brated. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Confer Third Degree. With past masters occupying the chairs, the. third degree was conferred at the regular meeting of Frederick lodge, A. F. and A. M. held in Masonic temple. It was one of the largest meetings of local Masons in a long time. The occasion was the annual obser vance of past masters' night and the members of the lodge turned out in large numbers. The lodge is making arrangements for the installation of officers to take place at the meeting on January 11th. Weds In South Manchester. Announcement is made here of the marriage of Burton S. Norton of this place and Miss Mary Hutton of South Manchester which took place at the young lady's home last Friday. The couple are now living in Plain ville, making their home with the young man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight S. Norton of East Main street. Call Hearings Soon First Selectman W. J. Johnson is planning to bring before the board of selectmen at its regular meeting to morrow night the matter of issuing a can for hearings regarding the ac ceptance of the new street lines pre pared in accordance with the survey made on Broad, Bohemia and Maple streets by Engineer J. N. McKernan. While the changes seemingly are acceptable to the property owners, the selectman is anxious to have them thoroughly understood before they are formally recorded. The law makes the holding of for mal hearings necessary before the se lectmen act. The call must be is sued at least two weeks before the property owners assemble. May Buy Mason Property. According to reports in circulation today the Cahill company of Meriden, which recently purchased property rrom a. T. Carter as a site for a three story provision storehouse, is nego tiating for the place owned by the Mason family and which adjoins the land it recently acquired. The company proposes to start work on the new building in the near future and it is said that it has use for more land than it now owns. Brief Items. Mr. and Mrs. John Deegan of Broad street are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son. John E. Conlon is substituting at the passenger station for William Cun ningham. The Grange will have the second of its series of public whists this evening. A social will follow and refreshments will be served. Rev. W. P. Kilcoyne returned to day from Danbury where he has been visiting his parents. !. ESTABLISIIEE THE HARTFORD SILK STOIU Splendid Econom his M( The Closing Week of 1915. Our Prc-llnvcntori Qearamice Sa Of very great importance is the Pre!nywrtor Women's and Misses' Ready-to-Vear Outerg Suits, Dresses, Waists, Skirts ami Fur! The prices are the lowest and without a p This c-epartment is recognized as festurin values for the money than other stores pretenc fer. This matter is brought to our attention eve by the unusual number of those, who satisfied elsewhere, return to buy. . PRE-INYENTORY SALE PRICES ON I PRE-INVENTORY SALE PRICES ON ST DRESSES FOR $10.09. Values up to $25 KtE-INVENTORY SALE PRICES ON Sli $3.98 $5.98 $7.98 PRE- INVENTORY SALE PRICES ON WA 79c, $1.69, $2.69, $3.98, $5.98 ami $8.98. None Sent on Approval, None Exchanged prominent persons attended a per formance today at the opera house by the Russian ballet which is to ap pear at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The company ap peared for the benefit of the British Red Cross. It is to sail for America Saturday on the steamship Lafayette. SULLIVAN WITH DETROIT. Detroit, Dec. 29. "Billy" Sullivan, veteran catcher and at one time man ager of the Chicago American baseball team, has been signed by the Detroit team to coach its pitchers. Sullivan will join the Tigers when they leave for their spring training trip. ATTEND RUSSIAN BALLET. Paris, 29, noon. The president and Madame Poincare and many other OUCH f BACKACHE ! RUB LUMBAGO OR STIFFNESS AWAY Rub pain from back with small trial bottle of old, penetrating "St. Jacob's Oil." When your back is sore and lame or lumbago, sciatica or rheumatism has you stiffened up, don't suffsi ! Get a small trial bottle of old, honest "St. Jacob's Oil" at any drug store, pour a little in your hand and rub it right on your aching back, and by the time you count fifty, the soreness and lameness is gone. Don't stay crippled! This soothing, penetrating oil needs to be used only once. It takes the pain right out and ends the misery. it is magical, yet absolutely harmless and doesn't burn the skin. Nothing else stops lumbago, sciati ca, backache or rheumatism so promptly. It never disappoints! Experimental Polygamy. (Case and Comment.) The old negro had been arrested for "having more than one wife," the last woman being tlie complainant. He happened to be well known locally and an orderly character. "How many wives have you had?" demanded the Judge. "Six, yo' honor," was the reply. "Why couldn't you get along with them?" the Judge insisted. "Well, suh, de fust two spiled fb white folks' clothes when dey washed um; de thud worn't no cook; de fo'th was des nacherally lazy en de fif I'll tell you, Jege the fif, she ' "Incompatibility?" the court sug gested. "No, yo' honor," said the old negro, slowly, "it worn't nothin' like dat. Yo Jes' couldn't get along wid her unless yo' wuz somewhars else." A Diplomatic Incident. (Boston Herald.) An almost forgotten incident in American diplomatic history which Is of interest because of the present sit uation although as it almost always the case, the parallel by no means af fords a perfect precedent, is the dis missal by President Franklin Pierce and his Secretary of State, William L. Marcy, of the British envoy to this country. On May 29, 1856, Congress learned that the President had ceased to hold intercourse with the British Minister and had sent hini port, and that he had alJ the eiequators of the Briti at New York, PhiladelphU cinnati. The trouble arose out leged violation of the lavl United States by the ministJ consuls in their zeal for ment of recruitsfor the Briti! legion in the Crimean war! before. Marcy vigorously Lord Clarendon refused to slighest laxity Q the adml of the four officials was and refused by the British OcJ Jefferson Davis, then Secretar wrote that "the whole Cal so kindly to Crampton thatl aminea narrowiy me eviaenn him," and that they were ly convinced that he had neutrality." George M. Dallas, the Minister in London, looked el for his dismissal in turn. the end of May, excitement ning so high that he wrote: not surprise me if I should , to be the last minister from thl States to the British couH London papers clamored for missal. But the merchanti manufacturing classes were mously against a clash. 11 questions of critical importal cupied the minds of America in the end Dallas stayed on aon, ana jungiana merely from sending another minif Washington until Buchanan President, when Lord Napier ceivea wun tne utmost cot Time cooled the fever of tho.H excited. Just as was the case Lincoln waited patiently for mult to cease when England manding the release of Mast! 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