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TOipiLU, 1HUKSDAY, DtCbMBER 30, 1915.
r H.W I V. AN Al.:TU'mh..: OICM VJKKV FOB SKW liRITAIN YOCT CAN" DKPKM) d. promptly rk- CEIVTNC; AM. DRY GOODS PURCHASED op US. Berlin. News SON SKIPS WITH FATHER'S MONEY Newr Britain Peddler Has More Trouble in This Town STARTING A NEW LINE Scarcity of liabor Felt in These Parts Automobiles Suffer By Storm Yes 's T'- ' terday -Church Entertainments Wldst Club Meets. Berlin is certainly a "Jonah" town for Nathaniel- Gordon of Willow street, New Britain. Gordon has been .Vefore the public eye in this town on , many occasions and another chapter was added to his woes yesterday. Gor don is in the produce business and re cently he decided to add poultry to - his wares. Yesterday morning he del egated his two sons, Nathaniel, Jr., better known as "Buffke" and Aaron, to 'come to town and purchase a sup ply of chickens. The former drove the wagon and the father gave the mdney, amounting to $20, to Aaron, who is about fourteen years old and cau tioned him to hang on to it for dear 7,"Tife. When the boy3 reached the old Coffin factory, Nathaniel, told the younger fellow he knew a place in the j rear, where a man kept a supply of the -t-Mrds. Of course, being the older he should be the one to perform the transaction. The younger boy at first demurred to this as he distinctly re called the advice of his father. Final- h'ly by his persuasive eloquence, Na thaniel, Jr., convinced Aaron that he was the better-business man.. -Aaron wrapped the blanket around hifiYself and the older boy left for the farmhouse. The younger boy sat in the wagon for what he considered a reas6nable length of time. He whistled and called but received no reply from, his brother. Finally ho jumped from the wagon and started on a scouting tour. He Inquired at all the houses in the neighborhood but could get no information concerning the where abouts of his brother. Little Aaron became peeved over the disappearance jand began to cry. Hiscries grew into k shrieks, so one citizen asked him the cause of the. uproar. Between sobs he made, his woes known. He had a pre monition that. his brother had de camped andjWhen the citizen suggest ed that they go to the passenger depot and make-inquiries, the boy readily assented. His fears b-'-? " actual facts, when after, descrifciv - '-' broth er j,to the station agent. he wri's in formed a youth answering his deserip- (tion had purchased a ticket and had left on the 12 o'clock train for Boston. The tears of" the youth began to flow again ana ne emutea Diooa curaimg yells. , His father was notified of the incident and the people who' thought the youth could scream, hastily, re vised their -opinions, and the yelling championship , "was " unanimously I awarded to the elder GordorV, Gordon! has decided to. postpone his debut into Vine-poultry , business for a time. ' '" ' ScarcityOf Xabor. p There is a great scarcity of labor m V town ' this winter, in former years CONTINUING THE BARGAIN SALE OF OF FERINGS IN OUR SUIT DEPT. WOULD j i SAY HUNDREDS ARE NOW -BEN-EFITING BY THE SAVINGS THERE HAS BEEN A BIG RUSH FOR THE MANY' GREAT VALUES IN WOMEN'S AND MISSES' WEAR IN OUR UPSTAIRS DE PARTMENT. EVER SINCE SALE BEGAN THERE HAVE BEEN THRONGS LOOKING AT, AND BUYING SUITS, COATS, DRESSES, WAISTS, SKIRTS, AND AUu OTHER GARMENTS FOR SAIiE THERE, WHICH AT THE BIG PRICE REDUCTIONS ARE OF GREAT INTER EST TO EVERY PERSON WITH AN EYE TO THRIFT, WHO HAS THE SIJGHTEST DESIRE FOR OR NEED OF ANY OF THE GARMENTS WE ARE SEIZING SO CHEAP JUST NOW. IT TAKES BUT A FEW MOMENTS' INSPECTION OF THE WORKMANSHIP OF THE GAR MENTS, THE QUALITY OF THE MATERIALS, AND THE . WJlY ""THEY FIT, TO SICE WHY THE CROWDS COME HERE. WILL CALL AT TENTION TO A FEW OF THE SPECIAL OFFERINGS. Take A Look At The Stylish Suits We Show Every style- tliat is fashionable will be found , in our showing. , There are smart Suits of Broadcloth, Whipcord, Gabardine, Corduroy and Velvet, made, in plain tailored and semi-dressy models., some handsomely trimmed with braid, others fur trimmed. The range of sizes, 31 to 51 bust, gives opportunity for perfect fit to women with slender, regular or stout figures, priced like this, $12.50 each, for Suits that sold up to $18.50. Others priced $15.00 each, were sold up to $22.50. Still nicer are those for $18.50, formerly priced up to $25.00. And lor $25.00 each are kinds worth up to $35.00. when a storm came along it was very easy to procure labor to remove the snow and do other kinds of odd jobs. This year however, it is entirely the other way. Many of the townspeople are having difficulty in getting men to do even the simplest kinds of work. The factories are very busy and this accounts for the lack of odd job men as they prefer to work inside during the winter. The American Paper Goods company and the Berlin Con struction company have a large sup Ply of orders on hand and prospects seem bright for many more during the early part of next year. The former company has decided to allow its em ployes two days' vacation over the holidays closing tonight and reopening Mondav morning. The latter concern i will shut down for Saturday only, the rush of business on hand making it necessary to keep the. wheels of in dustry moving. Hold Christmas Entertainment. The Sunday school of St. Gabriel's Methodist church, East Berlin, held its annual Christmas entertainment in Athletic hall last night. The hall was appropriately oecorated with evergreens and holly. A choir made up of boys of the school rendered carols and the children recited and presented a tableaux. Automobile Troubles. The storm esterday created much trouble for the automobilists. The engines of the i machines'ate up the gasoline faster than usual ' and as a result many vere"talled along their route, because the owners had not figured closely on the amount of the fluid necessary. A large touring car stopped on the middle of Flannery's hill at 7 o'clock last night. At first the driver thought the difficulty lay with the engine. Finally one of the party suggested that the supply of gasoline had run out. The driver re plied he had put in his usual daily supply and was certain that was not the trouble. However, women are persistent and finally to appease a fair member of his party, the driver ex amined the tank and found it empty. A large truck, belonging to one of the manufacturing corporations of New Britain met with the same diffi culty ' while returning from ' Middle- town and the supply had to be replen ished -at a local store. The -driver .said he had filled his tank yesterday morning and was surprised' when he found it empty. " Whist Club Meets. " The Home Whist club of Kensing ton held its bi-monthly meeting with Miss. Marjorie Moore last night. The ladies' prizes were awarded to Mrs. George Griffith and Miss Roberta Gra ham. Richard Brown ana Dr. M. H. Griswold captured the gentlemen's prizes. After the whist, a collation was served. Kensington E. Church. The Christmas exercises of the Sun day school which were postponed from last evening, will be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the church. All friends of the Church are invited to attend. . The regular s weekly prayer meeting will be held tomorrow evening in the church. . F. -F. Hanford will be the leader' and the topic;- for discussion .will be "Looking Onward." Every one is cordially invited to attend. Briefs. - Mrs. Henry . Schauffler of Brooklyn is , the guest of her parents, Col. and Mrs. Charles M. Jarvis of Worthington Ridge. . ; J The election of officers of the , East Berlin K of p. has been postponed one Week. ' ; The annual moorr of the B?r?in Congregational church will be held to- j 1 ri morrow evening at 7:45 o'clock in the church. Richard Brown of Kensington has returned from a visit in Brooklyn, N. Y. Walter Gwatkin of Worthington Ridge was reported as improved at the Hartford hospital this morning. Julius Woodruff, the nonular mall carrier, is confined to his home with a severe cold. L. A. Westcott of East Berlin is able to be about after his recent indis position. Leslie Norton has entered the em ploy of Walter Gwatkin. Mrs. J. Ryan and daughter of Hart ford have returned home after a visit with relatives in East Berlin. E. R. Jones is the guest of friends in Poultney, Vt. Harold Clark of East Berlin has ac cepted a position with the Remington Arms company of Bridgeport. NEW YEAR'S GIFT FOR LOYAL EMPLOYES Meriden Factory to Award Workers Who Refrained From Joining the Strike. Meriden. Dec. 30. Announcement was made today at the factory of Manning, Bowman and Co., a branch of the International Silver Co., that all employes who failed to join the strike now in progress at the com pany's plant will receive as a New Year's gift an amount equal to two and a half cents an hour for every hour they have worked since Oct. 4. The office force, with the exception of high salaried men, will also receive sums proportionate to salary. At the office of the International Silver Company, where a strike is -n, it was announced that effective Satur day the shops would go on a new schedule under which employes will receive more pay for fifty-five hovus work than they haVe been getting for sixty hours- Women emploves win receive a minimum wage of twelve an da half cents an hour. The same schedule and Tate of pay, it, was stated, will also go into effect at the . Manning,' Bowman and Co. factory on Jan. 1. The Indictment of Warden Osborne. (New York World.) Most persons will prefer to wait for the evidence before arriving at a definite opinion in regard to the merits of the indictment which a Westches ter County Grand Jury has returned against Warden Osborne of Sing Sing. It is within the range of human pos sibility that Mr. Osborne has been guilty of malfeasance and immorality. It is considerable further within the range of human possibility that the eharges against him have been manu factured by a gang of unscrupulous politicians to give the Governor an excuse to remove him. When a Sing Sing Warden of Mr. Osborne's, reputation and attainments has been honestly trying to reform prison methods, it requires more proof than the'ex-parte assertion of a West chester County Grand Jury, taking its law from' a Westchester County Dis trict Attorney,, to convince us that he belongs among the convicts of whom he is the official custodian. In the circumstances, we reserve the right to be exceedingly sceptical until we know more about the merits of the easy xh.n we know now. Walnyffle News PERRiN MUST MEND S TO BE FREE Court Suspends Execution of Sen tence of Sixty Days TO BUILD CONCRETE FACTORY Several Hundred Skilled Men May Be Employed By Rockwell's New Com pany Mrs. Cady Entertains Other Matters, Honor of Her Aunt Suspending the execution of punish ment, Justice E. P. Prior this morn ing placed on probation for six months Arthur Pcrrin, a husky young man who has gained a reputation for the disturbances he creates while un der the influence of liquor, and should he fail to deport himself properly in the future he will be taken to the Hartford jail to work out a sixty day .sentence imposed by the court. In addition to the jail sentence, Justice Prior imposed a fine of $1 and costs, amounting to $11.40, and gave the accused thirty days in which to mako ; a settlement. It was Perrin's' second appearance in court in a few months. Had it not been for his family, the court would have given him- a. chance to think matters over in the Seyms street hostelry. Perrin has a wife and three children and leniency was shown him on their account. The accused was arrested yester day by Constable Cornelius Downing on a warrant ir-:. ued at the request of Henry Meyers. lie was charged with drunkenness and breach of the peace. Mr. Meyers and John Woodward, a conductor on the Bristol trolley line, testified that Perrin came into Collins' lunch room Saturday night and creat ed a disturbance. He was drunk and when Mr. Meyers advised him to leave he went outside and raised a row. He heaped malidictions on the head of the chief, using the vilest of language. There were women passing at the time and Perrin's actions were dis graceful. After he had been advised that the matter had been reported to the grand juror, Perrin came to Mr. Meyers to apologize, but the latter refused to drop the case unless he made an apology to the women. Perrin admitted his guilt. He told the court that he had not had a drink for six months until Christmas and that he was made drunk easily. ITe had no recollection of what occurred and he asked the justice to consider his family in making a decision. He AV Can 't Tire Guns When Hands are Stiff With - hM-W3m 4&S$$Mx3& 'cliZJ f .V.'Aft..?. - v '$MflLk4W?FS amir HE MOP Eiy 'VEN IHT&E TZ?AtCtfS To prepare for the rigors of tijench warfare in winter the farsighted Teu tons, it was asserted, has issued to the soldiers in Russia 2,000,000 fur had no money to pay a fine and if he went to Jail his wife and children would suffer. Mr. Meyers told the court that he was not disposed to have the man dealt with too severely and he had him arrested merely to show him the error of his ways. He recog nized that Perrin's family should not be made to suffer for him and h had no objection to the imposition of the minimum penalty. Prosecutor Norton recommended a Jail sentence with a suspension of judgment. Justice Prior fined him $1 and costs arid sent him to Jail for thirty days for breach of the peace, adding- another month on the intoxi- cation charge. He suspended the execution of the jail sentence and put the accused on probation for six months, ordering him to report once ! a week to Grand Juror Norton. It was the first session of the court in several weeks. Funeral of Mrs. Conlin. There was a large attendance at I the funeral of Mrs. Thomas Conlin in ! held this morning at 9 o'clock from ! her home on Whiting street. A high j mass of requiem was celebrated at 9:30 In the Church of Our laay of Mercy, Rev. W. P. Kilcoyne officiat ing. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery. The condition of Mrs. Conlin's sis ter, Mrs. William Cunningham of Maple street, who was reported to be dying yesterday, was practically un changed today. But little hope for her recovery is held out to her rela tives. Entertains at "500." Mrs. A. D. Cady entertained a num ber of her friend3 from Waterbury last evening at the Maplehurst, the party being in honor of her aunt, Mrs. O. II. Norton of 1'eoria, 111., who s visiting here. Mrs. Cady proved a delightful hostess and her guests bad a most enjoyable evening; "500" was played and there were others forms of social diversion. Concrete Factory Buildings. Although no formal announcement has as yet been made by A. F. Rock well and his associates regarding the development of the land recently pur chased here by the Bristol manufac turer, the men now admit that the report concerning the erection of a factory building in which ball bear ings, machinery, guages, etc., will be manufactured, which was printed in the Herald a week ago, is correct. Plains are now being prepared for a concrete structure which will give 12,000 square feet of floor space and us soon as the weather permits the work will be started. There are sand pits on the property and much of the material to be used in constructing . 1 .' 1 . ! . nn V, . . m i r yt- fVi Liie uuiiumg van irc ocvuiw iivm soil. Articles of incorporation for the company which will control the plant have not as yet been filed although the men interested admit they have been prepared. What name the con cern will do business under has not been given out although it is believed that it will take over the orders of the Rockwell-Drake company in Cold, So Teutons Wear Muffs 1 .TW "rvy&i AL 1 y j-' "t? .wV - V' lined boots and 500,000 little trench stoves. The allies - also have been busied, with' preparations ' for ' cold weather. Factories in France' have made huge quantities of trench stoves, while England has . sent across the j : THE BEST IN URNITUK That's our slogan and EVERYTHING IN FURNITURE, for ther little that goes toward furnishing a home that our immense store. The style, quality and surely satisfy you. We are always pleased to receive visitors TO tX5s3722a besot Hartford, possibly organizing under that name. Hugh Rockwell, eldest son of the owner of the property held important Drake, both of whim held important positions in the New Departure fac tory at one time, will. It is expected, be prominently identified with the Plainville plant. The new company is expected to prove a strong com petitor of the New Departure cor r.nratinn the nrcsidency of which was " - . . . I taken from Mr. itocKweu some Lime ago. If the plans of the men behind the venture materialize, the company will employ several hundred men, most of them skilled mechanics, within a few years. raying Big Wages. In restoring to Plainville the freight transfer station taken away two years 4 a: I ' channel great pryamida of blankets and warm clothing for the troops. The German, soldiers in the picture have displayed characteristic German Ingenuity In devising muffs for them selves. . .... we might also price of our furnit LZk TRIJMnif' HARTFORD. ego th New Zlaven ralll necessary to offer attract! get help to do the work ployes who went on Vt morning are receiving betl the railroad ever promise! fcimilar activities, Truckers brought here special train will be paid the company furnishing: addition besides providir accommodations in til which have been convertr table hotels. Over brought here from Hartfr at the station were proi wages. Most of them are and in some cases the cl paying them $4 a day. Several trains were sldr the station during the nlgl morning the work of tram goods was started. The se-v fer stations operated by ere several days behind In and there Is congestion throl entire syetem. Labor Is at and the officials admit that fancy wages offered they ri enclng difficulty In gettin men. ' Close But One Da; Owing to the rush of bush ucaiiy an the local manl have decided to omit the xi Year's shutdown of a wee days for inventory and the be closed Saturday only, operations on Monday. All the Plainville facto busy and are having difficulty Ing up with their orders. experiencing trouble In gettli steel particularly, out conl operate at top speed despite fife of material. Brief Items. Mass will be celebrated at Jn the Church of Our Lady on New Year's morning. there will be mass at 9 o'clocw of 10:30. n St. Matthew's Forestville the masses on be will be at the same hours. Sequassen lodge will meet m Odd Fellows' hall and wj officers for the ensuing termJ third degree will be conferrel The Christmas festival scl for Sunday night in the " M church but postponed on accJ the storm will be held Sunday ing. Selectman Johnson had- the! plows out this morning clean the walks around town. The funeral of Miss Charlottt who died yesterday, will be hi morrow afternoon at 1 o'cloclt her home on Canal street. Tl vices will be conducted at the Rev. F. U Grant, pastor of th greg-ational church, officiating. terment will be In Parmlngton. The selectmen will hold weekly meeting this evening. The barber shops will be until 11 o'clock tomorrow nlgbl will close at noon New Year's Ii New Haven Dairy Special Ice Cl for New Years. Phone 90, ' store. advt. - HITS PKACE ARTICLR. German Paper Takes Shot at A In Swiss Publication. Berlin, Dec. 30, via London. a. m. In an editorial discussing article recently printed by the Zuericher Zeitung, of Zurich, Swi land, purporting to give the t upon which Germany Is ready to siaer peace, ine Norddeutuche A! meine Zeitung says: "In the foreign press there h observable inclination to use the J cie or tne reue Zuericher Zeltrl printed Tuesday, as the ground speculations over peace and war all in order to prevent In advance misleading of German public opinj we again point out that the art ;' oontains solely private reflections d tnereiore cannot nerve as a Btartf point ior an earnest discussion of views of leading: circles.