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CITY AND VICINITY.
Tuesday, March 30. LABOMEADERS WILL APPEAR FOR "LIABILITY ACT a i , , of matters that were handed down to the executive board of the Connecticut day wound up a series of meetings that had been held in New Haven during the last week. The meetings were held In the Tontine hotel and were attend ed by Charles F. Donahue, president of the State Federation of Labor; John J. O'Neill of this city; J. B. Connolly of Danbury and Joseph Reilly and Frank H. Early of New Haven. The t.r. tw .h iJiS matters that come down to the board from the state federation pertain to routine affairs aid it is necessary every year to hold just such a series of meet ings as was terminated yesterday. Mr. Donahue said last night that la- "flf.JLfrJiand Ansonia, and a Hudson river line at the meetings but that no action re gardlng bills now pending at Hart ford was taken, all such action being f' ZXZ -rM,ii-r.i , ,J .Co lo t i.H.i,tiv to er freighting, and later on pas federation. Mr. Donahue in discussing labor matters last night said that there probably would be a large delegation go up from this city to Hartford Fri day, on the hearing on the employers , i ,,(,,. , j V. . , , w liability law and that he would be one . ... .J0" r-5P!TT ZbZ"; . " . iT r i!i V; Navigation Co. have been here for send delegat ons to this hearing which week ,nspectlnR. the loading and im probably will be one of the liveliest of Ioad,lng. 0te New Tork business ot wi?rSMH JK fJ1- n?3tt i I Bridgeport steamers of the line. SJ'.o a-J?Z5Zf'n7Zllaaioaa that aorne anxiety silent, declining to give his opinion as on e outslde interests to keep to the stand of labor on the question. tmck of th work ot the comp Mr. Donahue is on the commission which drafted an employers' liability law and is greatly interested in Iegls lation affecting that subject. GIRL OF 17 YEARS SUICIDES WITH CARBOLIC ACID May Dempsey, 17 years old. took carbolic acid with suicidal intent, this noon at the home- of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Dempsey. 451 Pop lar Etreet. The emergency ambulance was called and Dr. Krause administer ed antidotes. Then the girl was rush ed to St. Vincent's hospital where she was scarcely breathing at 3 o'clock. No cause was assigned for the rash act by her relatives. Everyone about the house was too excited to give information and the mother was frantic with grief. The case was one which called for quick and strenuous action and the efforts of the surgeon were severely criticized by the excited people who had gathered out of curiosity. THINK ROOSEVELT YET PRESIDENT William H. Lewis, the former Har vard football star, but now assistant Unite States District Attorney, was to the civil Superior court this morn ing and acted in a number of petitions for naturalization. Nine applicants were granted papers. One r plicant, when asked who was President, re plied "Roosevelt." f Mr. Lewis asked Ignacz Mitrousky who was the head of his government, referring to the Austrian empire. He replied "Einperor Francis Joself." Wnen asked who was head of this gov ernment, his answer was "Roosevelt." Another applicant was so frightened that he could not tell his name. The following were given their pa pers: John Abromaytls, 422 Spruce street; George Juhasz, 716 Pembroke street; Thpmas Hannigan. 318 Howard avenue, and Joseph Silberman, 991 Hancock avenue, this city; Leonardo Matteto. Berger August Johansen and Henry Connor of Stamford; William Cough of Greenwich; and Joachin Lichtinger of Norwalk. Dfi . A. B. GORHAM DIES IN WILTON Dr. Andrew. Bennett Corn am died at his home in Wilton last night after a short illness. Deceased ' was one of the best known physicians in the coun ty. He was 58 years of age. He was bom in Weston, the son of George Morgan Gorhara and. Angeline Bulk ley, his wife. He came from a long line of creditable ancestry. He was the grandson of Isaac Gorhara III and the grandnepfiew of the late Dr. Ezra Piatt Bennett of Danbury. He grad uated from the Yale Medical School and began practice in Wilton about 30 years ago. His cousin, the late Dr. Hanford N. Bennett, practiced medicine In this city 30 years ago, having an office in Fairfield avenue on a site now occu pied by the Bennett building. His widow. Deborah Hill Gorham, and one brother, Dr. Frank Gorham. of Wes ton, survive. Deceased leaves a large circle of friends gained by his judg ment as a physician and his almost womanly tenderness in caring for his patients. The funeral will take place from his late residence. Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. COLE SUES FOR VALUE OF PLANT Charles M. Cole, formerly manager Of the Cole's' E'ectrlc Expres Co., of this city through his attorneys. Beers A Foster, has brought civil action against the N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co., to recover the value of property that the Connecticut Co., took from him. In the complaint of 'Cole, filed yesterday, he claims that prior to June 2, 1903. he entered into a contract with the Bridgeport Traction Co., to carry on an express business over theii lines. He spent large sums of mon ey. On June 25, 1903, the Connecticut Railway & Lighting Co.. took over the business of the Traction Co., and In July of the same year Cole entered into a new contract with the new company. In the new contract the Railway Co., reserved the right to terminate the con tract at the end of five years. In which event it was agreed that they should pay the plaintif the value of his property engaged in the business. At a later date the Consolidated road acquired the property of the C. R. & L. Co.. and assumed all its obligations. At the expiration of the contract, the de fendant company took over the prop erty of the plaintiff, both real and personal. A disagreement arose as to the valuation of .the property. Waldo C. Bryant was agreed upon as an ar bitrator. It is alleged that the com pany prevented Mr. Bryant from val uing the property at its true value, they insistinr that he value it as sep arate and individual items, and with out connection with, the express bui- ness. The valuation ox the plaintiff is $75 000; of tne aHenowii $6,724.65 and I i ' of the arbitrator lUMUl. hvUrOofcD STEAMSHP HEmU ArMXTiNG LOCAL COMPANIES H. H. Rogers of the Standard Oil C., and the Central Vermont railroad, current reports have it, are going in to the water freight transportation business on a gigantic scale and are going to give the New Tork. Xew Ha- i ven at iiariroro railroad and the New SSSS In " k a f WL5? h,ave practically business is going to be. it is claimed, a branching out of the business of the Bridgeport & New York Transporta tion line, which is backed by H. H. Rogers, and a consolidation of 12 other lines along Long Island Sound. According to tris story, the Bridge port line of boats to New York, the toat route from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson, the New Haven line landing t th nitv .har, h. th rr,. at the City wharf here, the New Lon don line of steamers now directed by the Central Vermont in the interest of the Grand Trunk, a Providence line of boats, a line of shallow draft boats up the Housatonlc river to Derby, Shelton I of steamers are to be merged into one proposition a community of interests senger traffic, from all prominent shore points along the Sound. This possibility. It is said, is causing the New Haven road managers to sit up and take notice. Just what the details of the plan are iiwb - u lull lllo-iCT At IS - wt , nave not yet fully materialized. It is niivuu, . 1 1 . 111111 1 1 1 11 1 1 , UQllCVrU IV employ of the New England They are also taking cognizance, it is said, of the fact that the Bridge port and New York Transportation line is considering the introduction of boats up the Housatonlc river to Der by, as indicated above, to act as feed ers for the new combination either at New Haven or Bridgeport; that the freight service of the concern at New Haven will be added to quickly by the putting on of two New York propellers of 1,000 tone burden to make daily trips from each end of the route; that the John H. Starin line to that port will be absorbed by ,the new concern. It is calculated that the undertak ing marks the beginning of a competi tion in Sound freighting more impor tant than 'has ever been known before, as it will be a line which will be fed by trolley freights along the Shore Line section in eastern Connecticut, and in Rhode Island. The suggestion is made pusib'.e by the fact that Mor ton F. Plant, the eastern Connecticut millionaire, who is largely interested in New England trolleys is also a firm believer in steamboat transportation. And back of this comes another story. If the Vermont Central railroad Is behind this move, as is commonly believed, it is a well known fact that the Grand Trunk is Its backer. For years the only outlet which the Grand Trunk has had to the Sound is via the C. V., by the way of Brattleboro, Wil- i limantic and New London At New London the Central Vermont has built the finest ocean pier in this state. It i was calculated entirely for the recep- j tion and shipping of the heaviest of steamship cargoes and that freight : .trains are running night and day from ; New London to carry freight in ship- 1 in an aggravated state and the ach ment from New York city via its ing molars bothered him greatly. He steamers to the Grand Trunk, and thus forward It to the west. This round about line has always been a thorn recuperate. He left his home, 792 La in the side of the New Haven road fayette street for the purpose of hav- managers who now make a liberal rate themselves on western bound business, but the New Haven has never been able to get hold of the little and old fashioned line of rails which the Grand : Trunk has control of down to New London and which is said to be about the only railroad in this state which the New Haven does not own. The competition of the Grand Trunk in connection with its western busi ness is said to be a thing zealously watched by the New Haven road peo ple. John F. Grandfield. local agent of the Bridgeport & New York Transporta tion Line, was seen at his office at the foot of Pembroke street, this morning. He said that he was aware that the b'g combine was under way. but that the Including of the Starin line in the preposition was news to him. He said he had received notice from the New York offices of the company that a larger boat would be placed on the Bridgeport line next month, to take the place of the Conohoe which was doing more work than it was intended she should do. , Arrangements have been made for the enlarging of the comna-'y'a p r here and the erection of a larger shed ar"' freight house. As for the local business, Mr. Grindr field said his company was brlng'n ? more freight from New York to this city than the other company but th loads from this city were much lighter. The merchants, he said, were f'v'ng the company sp'endid support, but that many manufacturers be.ng obligated to the railroad company because of sidetracks, continue to send al' of their freight to New York by the N'w Eng land Navigation Co.'s lines. The side tracks and the failure of other steam boat lines to hold on in recent years have also caused merchants to hes -tate before removing their patronage from the company. Mr. Granfi? d is quite elated over the future proirca of his company. The Strat'ord Oyste- Co . wh:ch rented a portion of ths i line's pier.havevacated during the pa week to make room for the propost im provements. MRS. COLLIN TAKES CARBOLIC ACID While sufferinc from a fit of de spondency. Mrs. Helen Collins, wife of Patrick Collins. 86 Clinton avenue, took a dose of carbo'lc acid. ystcrdy aft ernoon, sank Into unconsc ou ne s and died several hours later, at S. Vin cent's hospital. It Is believed by her family physician and her friends that Mrs. Collins was of unsound mind at the time she took the DOison. as sh? has been unwell for some time anl was besides in a delicate cond't on. When she took the acid Mrs. Collins was alone In the house. Late in the "fternoon some girls who came to visit her. found her in her room with th curtains drawn, but did nrt disturb her. Mr. Collins, who writs in the plant of the Graphophone Co.. r tun ed to h;s home at 5:30 o'clock and was horrified to discover his wif dy'ng. Drs. Frank Qulnn and Thomas F. Healey were called. They worke 0"e Mrs. Collins for some time, hut she did not regain consciousness. The emer gency ambulance wa c'ld and th? patient removed to St. Vincent's hos pital, where she died ab-ut tw ntv minutes after her arrival, aUhough every means was used to save her. Mrs. Collins was 26 yeari of ag. She 'eaves a two year old biby. Two s'" ters also surv've. Mrs. John Rgan of this city, and Mrs. Kealey of B.ooklyn. Wednesday, March 31. DAVID PELL SECOR DIES OF PNEUMONIA David Pell Secor died at the Bridge port Hospital, last night, at 9:05. He had been ill with pneumonia for two weeks. He was born in Brooklyn Sept. 26. 1824, and had lived an event ful career. He was a member of ai old Huguenot family. His mother was a Pell, a member of the family which once owned most of Pelham Manor, N. Y. In his youth Mr. Se cor was employed in the office of S. B. Morse, where the first telegTaph was put together. He was a judge of art objects in many great expositions and was himself a pen and ink artist of unusual talent. He was concerned in persuading the late James W. Beardsley to will Beardsley Park to this city, and was one of the founders of the first home for aged couples established in the United States. He was a friend of the late P. T. Barnum, and afterwards cu rator of the Bridgeport Scientific So ciety. He came to this city with his nephew many years ago to establish the Secor Sewing Machine Company, which failed. IN HUNDREDTH YEAR MRS. RYBURN DIES Mrs. Margaret Ryburn, widow of the late William Ryburn and mother of John J. and William H. Ryburn. died at her home at 85 Frank street, yester day afternoon. The deceased was in her 100th yar and was probably the ! oldest woman resident of the c.ty, be ing one of the first five settlers in the city. About five weeks ago she fell down a flight of 3tairs. fracturing her hip. j which hastened here death. In the opinion of her physician. Dr. Tnomas ! F. Martin she would have celebrated I many more birthdays had not the ac "1111V linn. 1111 11111. , J llflU 11111 UK 11.1, i ; j nra j j l.l'l' Ut II 1. 1. 11 1 1 1 11. J 1 1 CI 111 11 11.11U IV 11.1 born In Ireland In 1809 and came to this country when quite young, settling in the south. About sixty years ag) she and her husband came to this ciiy and settled in the North End. The deceased lived and died under the same roof which sheltered herthe first day of her life in this city. Mr. Ry burn at first engaged as an expert cabinet maker, but later went into the grocery business with his wife in FranR street, which after Mr. RybU'n' death in 1877 was conducted by their son John, who has since gone Into th i real estate and fire insurance business. Mrs. Ryburn was always a woman of sound judgment and good common , sense, of good living, eating soaringly and well. Besides leaving two sons she is survived by fourteen grand children, five the children of John J., seven the children of William H, ML-s Rose Clampltt and Miss Minnie Des mond, children of her deceased daugh ters. Besides these she has sevi great grandchildren. Thursday, April 1. DIED SEEKING RELIEF FROM TOOTH ACHE Charles J. Ketcham, Republican member of the Board of appraisal, and former business partner of Mayor Lee died yesterday afternoon, from the af- fects of chloroform administered for the purpose of extratcing some teeth which were aggravating him. He had been in very poor health for the past two weeks and had lost considerable flesh in that time. Hi, nerves were thought if he cyuld get rid of the teeth he would be able to get rest and ing the teeth extracted. Going to the office of Dr. Carroll B. Adams, 425 State street he made a request that the dentist administer an anesthetic as he did not believe he was strong enough to stand the operation without it. Dr. Adams stated that he never ad ministered anything but -gas and he advised Mr. Ketcham that he always preferred to have the anesthetic ad ministered by the physician of the pa tient. Dr. W. C. Bowers, whose of fice is a short distance away, was tele phoned' for, and as he was the Ketch am family doctor, it was decided to call him in. He responded and he agreed to administer a very small dose of chloroform. Mr. Ketcham took a few inhalations of the stuff when he turned pale and his heart stopped. The doctors lifted him from the chair where he was sitting to a couch, where they worked over him for a half hour. trying every means of artificial respir ation known. But the heart refused to respond. The news of Mr. Ketcham's death was a great shock to his many friends. Although he had suffered a hemor rhage about a week ago, the general report among his friends was that he was improved in his condition and was going to get better. The deceased was a hail fellow, well met, and was best known for his loy- alty to his friends. Mayor Lee, who was grieved to hear the news of the death of his former partner, said this morning: "He was of the most loyal of men." The deceased was born In Brooklyn, N. Y-, 51 years ago. H ecame to Bridgeport when a boy and one of his first acquaintances was Henry Lee. The grocery firm of Lee & Ketcham was organized in 1882, first doing busi ness at East Main street and Crescent avenue. Three years later the firm moved to the Atlantic Hotel building in Fairfield avenue, where it remain ed until 1899. Mayor Lee having with drawn in 1895. and Mr. Ketcham eon ducting it for a few years longer. Mr. Ketcham was a Republican in politics and an active worker for Re publican success. Besides serving on the Board of Appraisal he had been a member of the Board of Relief in past years. Since his retirement from the grocery business he had been engaged in the insurance and real estate busi ness. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Masonic fraternity. He is survived by his wife and one son, Charles J. Ketcham, Jr. PROF. SANFORD HAS SECOND ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA Word was received here last Sundav by that Prof. Samuel S. Sanford had again been stricken with pneumonia, the attack coming after his return to his New "York residence from the South. He barely survived an illness from the same disease last winter and had a slow convalescence during a pro longed stay in North Carolina. His son Hal hurried to New York from Florida upon the news of Prof. San fcrd's illness. TROUT SEASON OPENS TODAY The trout season opens to-day! With many, a lingering thought in his mind has the fisherman for some time past awaited this we'eome cap tion, and it is certain that nothing hort of a deluge of rain and the oth er elements of nature will prevent one of the biggest exoduses of the "knights of the rod and reel" from shaking oft the cares of their abode 1 and "beating" it to the banks of the j rivulets and streams so abundant in ' THE FARMER: APRIL the vicinity of Bridgeport. This has not been a severe winter and there is no snow on the ground, even in remote country districts so that the brooks will "open up" early this spring, according to opinions and signs for good or bad outlooks in the fishing arena. If the weather remains cold at the opening of the season it is doubtful if very many of the speckled beauties can be tempted to rise for a fly. but if the weather is warm and the water warms up a bit, trout will approach nearer the surface. This is what ex perts of the rod say, and they ought to know. Local dealers in fishing rods, reels, hooks and lines say that there have been many inquiries about fishing par aphernalia during the past week. WOMEN WILL FIGHT PAYNE TARIFF BILL Federation to Take up Cudgel Against Taxes ipoo Gloves, Bats, Etc Washington, March 31. A concerted movement by the women of America against those provisions of the Payne bill that particularly affect women and the home, is predicted by Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, local representative of the American Federation of Women's Clubs. There will be a meeting to morrow at San Antonio, Texas, of the executive council of the Federation at which Mrs. Mussey expects the crusade will be formally started. "I rather expect that I shall be di rected to take charge of the campaign in Washington," said Mrs. Mussey to day. "The time has arrived when men cannot thus discriminate against our sex. Gloves, hate, hoeiery, laces, per fumes, toilet articles, even the toys for children and the every-day things that go upon the table all are subject to in creased duty, while beer, whiskey and commodities of this character luxuries if you want to call them such are de creased. "As for myself, I favor an inherit ance tax as one means of increasing the revenue rather than a tax upon women and children who are defence less. Let the people who are able to pay stand their share." Mrs. Mussey, besides being promi nent In the women's club movement, is a member of the Board' of Education of the District of Columbia and Dean of the Washington College of Law. Similar sentiments' were expressed to day by Mrs. J. M. Bradley, manager of the Washington headquarters of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association. F. MARION CRAWFORD IS DANGLROUSLY ILL Sorrento, Italy, April L F. Marion Crawford, the novelist, is lying at the piont of death, due to the development of an acute influenza into a conges tion of the lungs. Physicians are in consultation. The last bulletin issued stated that the novelist was barely alive. REDDING NEWS OF GENERAL INTEREST TO OUR READERS Redding, April 1. Tf Mark Twain falls to carry out his announcement made last fall that this year he was going to get Into closer fellowship with the farmers of -Redding by raising some sort of a crop, he cannot plead lack of land as an excuse. At the time he owned upwards of 200 acres and this he has increased lately by the purchase from Stephen Carmlna. of the former Frank Lee farm near George town which gives him 125 acres more. This property adjoins his former hold ings and its acquisition will enable him to carry out a previously formed de sign of building-,, road from the vicin ity of his residence southerly to the highway leading into Georgetown from the east. The price paid for the prop erty is not stated but is believed to be $6,000 or more. The house on the place is an excellent one, needing only some Interior repairs to put It into first class shape. The supposition is that before the summer is over it will be occupied by some of the new owner s friends. At their meeting on Saturday the Selectmen decided to make permanent the "layoff of Civil Engineer D. C. Sanford which they had decreed tem porarily a month before with refer ence to the Job he had undertaken of surveying and mapping the town boun dary line. With two helpers he had put in about six weeks on the Job at a total cost of about $250. This was more than the original estimate for the ; whole job and It was rather less than one-quarter done. In addition the por tion gone over was already well mark ed and had been mapped, a fact of which the board was not at first aware. The members will probably perambu late the rest of the line themselves, securing the aid of a surveyor only in case that it should be found neces sary. John Todd1 died' Wednesday morning nfter an illness of about ten days from pneumonia. He had passed the acute stage of the disease but lacked strength before he died, was admitted to pro to rally and heart failure ensued. The bate, and the widow, Mrs. Mayme deceased was not quite 80 years of age. : Tam'lln-Mead. was appointed execu Im his younger days he tauuht school trlx This will left the entire estate and worked at farming. Subsequently j inventoried at $9,200, to Mrs. Mad, the he established a lime kiln and followed ! widow. The contest was made by this business until about ten years ago Samuel Mead, of Rowayton; Henry when, having accumulated a fortune, I and Lincoln Mead, of Greenwich, all he sold out to the New England- Lime brothers of the deceased. By the set Co. His estate is estimated' at from tlement Mrs. Mead relinquishes all quarter to half a million dollars and j rjKnt and title she may have in two will go virtually in its enllrity, it is : houses and the store occupied by Sam thought, to Arthur J. Todd, his son by i ue Mead. She retains one house i:i uaopiion. me aeceasea was twice married, but had no children of his own. Last year he and his second wife celebrated their golden wedding anni versary. Charles Burr Todd, the au thor, is a nephew and there are alo two nieces surviving. Mr. Todd was close in his business dealings and thrifty and economical in his ways, but was known to all his acquaintances as a man of strict honesty and upright, ness of character. To the Methodist church he was a liberal contributor In the nineties he served one term in the Legislature and was for several years a member of the Putnam Park Commission. Redding Grange will have an open meeting at their hall on the Ridge on Wednesday evening, April 7. at 8:30. The principal speaker will be Prof. ,Oook of Storrs Agricultural College. Some of the officers of the State Grange are also to attend. Grand Master Healey had hoped to be with them but other engagements prevent and he will send a good sneaker as a substitute. There Is no admission fee for the meeting and the public are cor dially invited to attend. Aoplication has been made to the Prol- Jte court for letters of adminis tration on the estate or George Keeler, George W. Whee'.er of Bethel being recommended for apTO'ntment as ad ministrator. Investigation of the r-er-sistent rumor that the deceased had $00 or f00 in a Dnnbury or a Water bury sraving bank shows that it Is without foundation In fact. The grumbling over the poor quality of the lodl telephone service is about to t'lV'e formal shape in a orotest and petition to the company at its m"in o'fice in New Haven. The document will lav stress on the fact that the lines have too many subscribers on each to make prompt and satisfactory service possible. Of course the only remedy for this Is the stringing of more wires. Another grievance f th 2, lm frequency with which the lines get out of order and the tardy and inefficient way In which repairs are made. The company promised more wires last year, but have done nothing in this direction. The attitude of the Dan bury Central would seem to be express ed by one of their representatives the other day who told a local subscriber that more wires meant more outlay, and the Southern New England Tele phone Co. was not in business for its health. The statement last week that Rich ard Emslie had settled his $5,000 suit against the E anbury & Bethel trolley company for $1,000 was an error. He authorized his counsel to settle and supposed that he had' done so, but wie attorney decided the plaintiff would fare better by letting a jury fix the damages. The case was being heard in Danbury this week. John O'Brien, who has been in the employ of Bulkier Burr since last fall, had a paralytic stroke last Sunday which left one side helpless. He has gone to his home in Bridgeport. D. R, Warner has been appointed dog . ori ir r.,o i by the Selectmen. The latter was elected a grand juror last fall but failed to qualify within the specified time. Last Thursday's heavy rainfall wash ed the roads badly in places, doing more damage than all the storms of the winter. The Selectmen will try to expedite the work of repairing the worst spots. Miss North, the New Jersey High school teacher who spent last summer on the Ridge with a party of her girl pupils, was here recently looking for quarters for the present season, but found none available. Town Treasurer Henry Hill has been laid up with the grip but is getting better. Dr. Re id has had a John Close house newly roofed and otherwise repaired. The 'Ridge store will be formally opened for business by its new proprie tor on Tuesday next. Mrs. Arthur Stowe, who has been away undergoing treatment for ner vous troubles, has returned to her home on Sunset Hill in improved health. MONROE. Thomas B. Osborne will move back to his own farm next week, after a two years' absence. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rau, Sunday, March 2S. Edward L. Hurd visited his brother, Wilson N. Hurd, Sunday. Henry J. Lord will put in a pump at his spring to force water to his house and barn. The pump will 'be worked by a gasoline engine. A number of changes will take place In Monroe next month. Mrs. Rev. Henry Habersham spent iest Friday with Mrs. Edwin C. Shel ton. Mrs. Habersham, Miss Blondell and Mrs. Benjamin Hurd were appointed by the Ladies' Aid Society to make new by-laws. Stanton Habersham is enjoying his vacation with his parents. Mrs. Edwin. C. Stevens spent Mon day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. t Andrews. Mrs. Daniel Jones has recently pur chased of Frank Cook a cow and yearling which she will add to her drove of cows. On account of various reasons the fair which was to have been given by the Ladles' Aid Society of St. Peter's, Tuesday, April 13, has been postponed until Wednesday, May 5. Parties are looking over Gilbert L. Brooks' farm with a view to purchas ing the same. Fairfield County News. Boy's Arm Cut Off. While attempting to board a moving freight train at Danbury, Wednesday. Cornelius Scully, the twelve-year-o d son of Jeremiah Scully, fell under the wheels and his left arm was so badly mangled that amputation was neces sary. He Had a Gun. With a business-like revolver wav ing back and forth in their face, and a desperate criminal fingering the trigger ' at Stamford early Tuesday night, Theodore W. Smith and Charles Neubauer were forced to stand while the burglar backed away and. vault ing a fence, made good his escape. The burglar was one of two "key workers" who entered Mr. Smith's residence. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were away for a short walk. They returned ere the burglars were well at work and heard the creak of footsteps on a tin roof. Mr. Smith rounded the corner just as one of the burgiars leaped off and scaled a fence. Charles Neubauer was going to his barn when Mr. Smith rushed past him. Neubauer followed and when th.y got near the kitchen door the second burglar leaped off the roof. He stumbled, and the two men were about to jump upon him when he arose and whipped out the revolver, romi'.ng n at them, he cried: "Keep away from me or I'll let you have it. I mean Dusinesa. mr. smii-n anu jhlx. bauer were unarmed and they cou"tf do nothing but obey. The Durgiars aia not make much of a haul. They took some silver chains, bracelets, earrings, rings and old pieces. Will Case Settled. The Mead will case, which has in terested B5wayton for some t me, was settled agreeably to both sides. Tues day afternoon. The will of Frederick B. Mead, drawn up three hours before t,- ,.,a, mnrWed and about a month Rn.nvir,n nnd one i- Greenwich, ana also $3,000 in the savings banks. Litchfield County News. Is Still Missing. Andrew Puchala, the 60-year-old cripple who mysteriously disappeared from the home of his daughter at Rox bury on March 13, has not returned, neither has any trace been found of him. though the woods for miles a-ound have been searched, the river dragged, and-all other means resorted to that might lead to his recovery. School Teacher Sued. Miss Adele Murray, a Winsted gram mar school teacher, was sued for $1,000" Monday by George E.. Bond for whip ping his son Elliot. Miss Murray says that the boy brought red pepper into the school room and that she hit him thirteen times on eah hand with a leather strap as punishment for doing so. The matter will come before the Superior court. Fine Herd of Deer. Thomas L Shea of Woodbury, while out Friday, noticed' a fine heard of twelve cattle grazing o.n Poplar Hill, and found' the "cattle" were a fine herd of deer. About the same time a herd of five were browsing near the reservoir. Case In Bankruptcy. Henry H. Warner of Winsted, has filed a petition in bankruptcy. His schedules show that he has liabilities of $3,143.13 and assets of $2,767.40. but of the assets $1,200 represents policies of insurance, which will avail credit ors nothing, and household good of the value of $350, the bankrupt elaims to be exempt. Want an Armory. A number of Winsted citizens ap peared before the committee on Mili- afternoon, to favor the bill appropriate ing $40,000 for a State armory in Win- r.ni. n. iL.i 1.11 u . xjl vurruii, vuiu manding Company M. First Infantry. which is stationed in Winstedi, taid of the need for an armory. He spoke of the fact that the skating rink, owned by the Winsted lodge of Odd Fellows, which had been used by the company for drilling purposes at a rental of $500 per annum, had been burned and that the company now rented the old city hall, which was entirely inade quate for the purpose. Captain Car roll claimed1 that this was the only hall j that could be secured in Winsted. He also said that the Odd Fellows were undecided about rebuilding and that their site, which was centrally locatea. ; could be secured at a reasonable fig- ure. Public Bequests. By the will of the late Miss Pan thea M. Hopkins of New Hartford, her beautiful home is to be used as a par sonage for the North Congregational church; she has made provision also for ts maintenance by leaving the in' ! come of $2,000 for that purpose. The :tmafndfr f the estate, valued at xo.ww. o LwiKpire George Dyer of Chicago and Thomas Dyer of Springfield, Mass. Samuel Allen of Pine Meadow, whose will is being probated, has also left the North Congregational church of New Hart ford the income of $1,000 to be used for the support of the church. In a list of twenty-six bequests he has given $1,000 to the Washington Hill Methodist church at Barkhamsted, $1,000 to the St. John's Elplscopal church at Pine Meadow, and $1,000 to the Litchfield County Hospital, Win sted. The estate is valued at about $70,000. Was a "Trusty." Harry Johnson, aged 60 years, who is supposed to be a "dope fiend", And who was sent to the Litchfield jail for a year for theft in Canaan, escaped from that institution Saturday morn ing. He had served about half of his time and as he had been a model pris oner, was considered a "trusty." He was sent out on an errand and took this opportunity to skip out. Will Not Appeal. Reip-esentative Calvin Humphrey of Colettrook has decided that he will not appeal the ox-whipping cases which were decided against him in the Super ior court several weeks ago, and has notified C. G. Aldrich of Boston and D. S. Moore, the plaintiffs, that he will settle in accordance with the Judgments given, $76 and costs In each Freshet Carries Dam Away. High water in Mad River resulting from the storm of Thursday washed away a goodly portion of the New Eng. land Pin Company's dam in Winsted. The dam gave away about 3 Friday morning, releasing a large volume of waiter, but no other damage was done. Cruelty to Animals. Louis Letsky of Morris was arrested In Litchfield, Tuesday, for cruelty to animals. He was handling a bob calf In an unmerciful manner when arrest ed. There has been several com plaints made against him of cruelty to the animals which he makes a bum ness of buying and selling. Frost Bite and Exposure. William J. Williams, a negro, of Wa terbury, was found by some children on the TlaM Willi oil fair grounds, Fri day, nearly dead from frost bite and exposure. He gave his name and ad dress and said he had a wife and foui children. He was taken to Litchfield County Hospital. Removal of Conservator. The motion for the removal of the conservator over Dr. W. L. Piatt of Torrington. was granted. Monday with out opposition. - Burglary in Kent. Kent reports a burglary at the store of C. A. Eaton one night recently, when the change in the cash drawer was stolen, after which the malefac tors thoughtlessly went off and lost themselves. A Glass of Ale with your dinner will improve the ap petite and aid digestion. The best ale to drink is Miles', bottled by M. J. Maloney, 86 Jones avenue, and deliv ered to any part of the city. Call 2424-6 on the telephone. Replenish the Sideboard by ordering your wines, liquors, etc., from the Bridgeport Distributing Co at 102 State street, next door to the Public Market, and you will beure to obtain the best there is to be had, pure and wholesome. All of the best brands of both Imported and domesjic wines, liquors, ales and lager beer. Free delivery in city limits. Tele phone 264-3. LIVE STOCK MARKET. New York, April 1. Ordinary to ex tra steers sold at $5.12 l-2$6.90 per 100 lbs.; oxen at $4.75; bulls at $3.25 $5.50; cows at $?.25$4.90; tailends at $2$2.20. Dressed beef, 8 l-210c. Common to prime veals sold at $6 $9.75 per 100 lbs.; culls at $5$5.50; a few choice heavy veals at $10; fed calves at $4.50$5.50. Dressed calves 8 l-214c, for city dressed veals and 813c for country dressed. Good lambs spld at $8.30 per 100 lbs.. Dressed mutton 810 l-2c and choice wethers selling up to 11c; dressed lambs ll14c; country dressed hot house lambs at $4$6.50 per carcass. Light pig3 sold at $7.10 per 100 lbs., rather coarse hogs at $7.20. N. Y. Wholesale Prices. BUTTER. Creamery, specials, 30c 30c; extras, 29yrc: State dairy, com mon to fair, 19c 25c EGGS'. State .and nearby, selected white, fancy. 2c; good to choice. 21c 23c; brown and mixed, fancy. 21c 22c; duck eggs, 26c 34c; goose eggs, 66c 75c. APPLTES. So'tzenberg. per bbl. t $6; Northern Srvy. $4 $5.50; Baldwin. $.50 $5.50; Oreenhvr. fancy. $5.60 g $6.50; Russett. choice. $3.50 $4.50. HAY AND STRAW. Hay. Timothy, prime, large bales, per 100 lb, 85c; No. 3 and 1. 60c 80c: shipping, 55c 67V:C; packing, 35c 40c; clover and clover mixed, 55c 75c; Straw, long rye, $1.05 $1.15; short and tangled rve, 65c 70c; oat and wheat, 45c 50c POT7LTRT. - ALIVE Chickens, broilers. ?5c 33c; Fowls. 17c 17c; old ROoters, 12c; Ducks. 16c; Geese, 10c S lOic: Guinea Fowls, per pair, POc fi ROc; Pigeons per pair. 25c 30c. DRESSED Fowls, dry picked, fancy. 16c; Souabs. prime, large, white, per dozen. $2 $4.25; poor, dark, $1.25 $1.50. VEGETABLES. Potatoes. Bermodi, per bbl. J5.50 $6.75: Maine in bu'k. per ISO lb. $3; Onions. Connecticut, white, per bbl. $3 fffi $5.50; yellow, $1.75 $9.50; red. $1.50 3 2. SEFYDS.-Clover. $5.45; timothy. $1.80. MARRIED. BAtTR BARNTTM. In Danbury. March 25. Frederick Baur and Miss Lvdfa. S. Barnum. HATCH ROCKWELL At Mobile, Ala.. Ma-ch 25. Grace Bradley, daughter of !". a B. Rockwell, to Fohert L'tt'.efield' Hatch of Stam ford. Conn. MADDEV VEfETYoiR. In Port Ches ter. March 22. Mrs.- Hallie Veeder. of Morganton. N. C. and Ross T. Mad fen of South Norwalk. SIGN OP. HOOK. In Tianburv. March Miss Susie E.. daughter of Mr. Jacob Hock, and Fred L. Slgnor of Pethel. JOVTVSTON UPPFffMAN. In Stam ford. Marv-h ?. Miss Wmira T'Tr-e-'--man to Charles Johnston of Phila rlelrAvia. WILCOX-NOWLAN. In Danbury, March 30. Arthur B. Wi!!cox and Car- Near Lake and Sea BEAUTIFUL little place near Net? London, close to the sea. also neai fresh water lake, good fishing an 4 boating in both; near railroad and trolleys; 9 room house, good repair, large garden plot, fruit, chance t keep poultry and horse and carriagei it is a real bargain at $1,200. Se "Stroufs Monthly Bulletin of Farm Bargains," page 7, March issue, copj free. Dept. 4, E. A. STROUT CO.. 41 W. 34th Street, corner of Broadway New York City. A Reliable Renedt FOR CATARRH Ely's Cream BaJn it quickly sbaorvas. Givas Rsiiet at One. It cleanses, soothes, heals and protects the diseased: nMMsV brane resulting from Catarrh and drivei away a Cold in the Head quickly. Restore the Senses of Taste and Smell. Fall s(m 50 eta. at Druggists or by mail. Liquid Cream Balm for use in atomizers 76 eta. Sir Brothers, 6S Warren Street, Hew York. OATS Va a . I mt, firmfrPfiAft I tna lf'.(.J m F1 fiZm FOR NEW YORK C0s Fare 50 Gent STEAMER NAUGATUCK IN COMMISSION a Bridgenort Ki wharf, daffy ex cent Saturdays as uigni. nenminc, waves jew Pier 97. Bast River, dally except amju, as ii:w a. as. L. B. Nlek F. a Color, A. O. F. A DIED Sarah Alice Chase, aged 60 years, months, 15 days. PAUL In this city, March ttth, 19M, v on ran rani, agea vo yearr. 1C HALPIN In this city. March & Maria, wire of Thomas Halptn. days. BUSS In this city. March 28. August Buss, aged 27 yeaxs.T months, 27 days. REBSTOCK In West Cornwall. Ct-. March 28. 109. Mr. Christian Bob stock, aged 80" years, 11 days. GORHAM. In Wilton, March 2, An drew Bennett Gorham, M. D-, aged 58 years. CONNOLLY In Middletown. Conn., March 28. 1909, Ann. widow of Pat rick Connolly. BLTDBNBUHGH.-In this cKy, Marc 37, 1909, Charles A. Blydenburgtt, aged 50 years, 10 months. CLEARY In this city. March , 1909, Mrs. Ann O'Leary. M'CUE In this city, March 28th, 1S0V John J. McCue. BLOOD In this city, on Monday, March 29th. 1909, Ella M., wife of Frederick C. Blood, aged 48 years, I months. 29 days. COLLINS. In this city, March 29. 1909, Julia, wife of Patrick Collins, aged 27 years. LUND In Bridgeport, Conn., March 30. 1909, Kathinka Lund, aged 71 years. RYBURN In this city, March 30th, 1SW. Margaret, widow of William Ryburn, aged 99 years. CLARK In New York City, at residence of her niece. May A- Salt van; 164 E. 115th St.. Ann Clark formerly of this city. DWYBR In Waterhurv. March SI. Dr. P. J. Dwyer, aged 26 years. OBBRBBCK In this city, on Tuesday. March 30th. 1909, Mary J.. wife ol Peter Oberbeck. aged 59 years, S ' months. 22 days. RYBURN In this city, March 30th. , 1909. Margaret, widow of William Ryburn, aged 99 years. SECOR. In this city, on Tuesday, March 30, 1909, David Pell Secor, in his 86th year. KEfCHAM. In this city, on Wednes day, March 31, 1909, Charles J. Ketcham, aged 51 years, months. 13 days. BRIEHL In this city, March 30th, 1909, William Briehl, aged 64 years, 6 months. 3 days. CONNOR. In Danbury, March 26. Julia, widow of Patrick Connor. DUNN. At Noroton Heights, March 24, Ann Dunn. aged 75 years. DUFFY. In Stamford. March 24. Winifred Moran, wife of Edward Duffy. DON A VAN .In Stamford, March 24, James F. Don a van. OfRlBEN WOOD. In New Mllford, March 21, Anne Maria, daughter a Rev. John Greenwood, aged 77 years). DANIELS. In Stamford, March 26, John R. Daniels, In the 72d year ot his age. WHITNEY. In Stamford, March 25, Sarah H. Whitney, in her 70th year. KHANS. Ih Danbury, March 2. Mary, widow of John S. Keane. LAWRENCE. At Riverside, March 2fi Mns. Deborah B. Lawrence, aged 1 86 years. PATTON. In North Coscob, March 26, Mary Lee, wife of A R Fiat ton. TBI"FBL. In Greenwich, March M. John G. Teusel. THOMBS. In Rowayton, March 25, Ann Maria, widow of Augustus Thomes, aged 82 years. HILL In Greenwich. March 24, .Mis Evelyn B. Hill, aged 26 years. PARKINSON. In Wilton. March 25, Fannie, widow of John H. Parkinson., aged 55 years. JANiSWEN. In Torrington. March 28, Miss Anna. Janssen, aged 20 years. HOPKINS. In New Ha-tford, Marc 26. Miss Pauthea M. Hopkins, aged 93 years KRAUSE. In Westport. March 24, f Mrs. Adotoh Krause. aged 50 veant SMITH. In East Norwalk, March 27, Frank L Smith, aged 32 years. H ALPINE. In Stamford, March 29, Dr. Charles Francis Hal pine, of Brooklvn, N. Y., aged 39 years. HAWLEY. In Hawleyville, March 21, William E. Hawiley. aged 70 years. LAKE. In Danbury, March 28, George Frank Lake, aged 64 years. MORRISON. In Bethel. March 27, Mary E, wife of John Morrison, aged 75 years. -NICHOLS. In Shelton, March 28, Miss Myrtle D. Nichols, aged 22 years. ADAMS. In Stamford, March 29, Mary S.. widow of Hiram Adams, In the 73d year of her age. MEAD. At Pound Ridge N. Y.. March 27. Emily, wife of William Mead, in the 84th year of her age. COIT. In Litchfield. Mflrch 26, Mrs, Francis E. Coit. aged 80 years. LUCAS. In Waterville, March 30, Jan W., widow of Frederiok A. Lucas ot wt Cosh en. aged 63 years. TODD. In Redding. March 31, John Todd, aged 78 years. KING. At Stamford, March 30, Pat- ric King. GALPIN. In Woodbury. Mar. 29, Mrs. A'mnn Galpin. aged 76 years. NORTON In Hotch'rissvllle, March ?9. Mrs. Omer E. Norton, aged W years. WALSH.-In Norwalk. March n nomas naisn, ajreu o. ROSS. In Westport. March 30, wire of Joseph Ross.