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Tuesday, March 30.
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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
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
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liability law and that he would be one
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. " . 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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of the arbitrator lUMUl.
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
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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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
BAtTR BARNTTM. In Danbury.
March 25. Frederick Baur and Miss
Lvdfa. S. Barnum.
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
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
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.
Va a .
I mt, firmfrPfiAft I tna
lf'.(.J m F1
C0s Fare 50 Gent
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
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.
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
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
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
WALSH.-In Norwalk. March
n nomas naisn, ajreu o.
ROSS. In Westport. March 30,
wire of Joseph Ross.

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