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THE FARMER: JANUARY 4, 1909.
HOWLAND'S Entrances-on Main street, Fairfield avenue and Cannon street. Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, January 4, 1909. American week brings prints tkat don t look like prints. Lcre are printed cottons that r fabrics. . Here are printed customed to seeinsr onlv in silk or printed cottons in colors that are " Here are printed cottons with a dash of color making- the ground design of (say) black-and-white doubly attractive. Here are printed cottons with border designs of effective tasteful contrast. It is in deed a rare show! Biggest printers of inexpensive cottons in the country is the American Printing company. Its folks seem to have ability to do work 1 that no one else undertakes. They produce unique handsome prints, prints that do not look to be reprints. And here is a collec tion of them, a collection that makes American week of interest to every woman. Cottons for house wear now. Cottons for outdoor .wear through the summer. Cottons so pretty they can be worn al most anywhere. , ' 5c 6c 7c ; It is simply remarkable. Special counters, center of main floor. ater-damaged books. ' What a feast book-lovers are having! Harper books, damaged by water, at next to nothing. 10 to 5b on $1 ; that is next to nothing is it not when the book has only a water-spot on cover or edge? Almost none of these books looks worse than a volume that' has been in your library for a little while.- ' , One spot puts down price of any book; one spot on one book puts down price of a whole set. . All sorts of books, plenty of fiction, plenty of stories for young folks as well as grown-ups, good books for the student of history, some excellent sets of Thackeray- and large share of Mark Twain who- everybody is especially interested in this' year. ; . There was great business Saturday. There is great quantity of books yet. It is the greatest opportunity we ever heard of. , ' " " ' Near Fairfield avenue door. THE HOWLAND MARRIED. ''bAMKS JONES. In Bethel, Dec. 29, - Joseph P. Bank of Bethel, and Miss ; Edith S. i Jones of Bethlehem'. REYNOLDS JTJDD. in Harwinton, v' s.a rt Tai tt t?vnnlda nf Har- lcr wv, ' Hfma --"- winton, ' and Miss Ethel Judd - of i, Bethlehem. f: .;f,V i5':':': DIEl) v " TINAN.--In 'Stratford; Jan. 4, 1909, Michael Dinan.' Friends are 4avited to attend the "''funeral 'from, his late residence, Ca . -naan. Road, , Stratford, on Wednes- Ar Tan- It at A'Sft . TYI.. and tVOItl -St. James' church at 9 a,1, m. Interment at St. Michael's ceme- PECK. In this city, Jan. 4, 1909, Da vjfl Cy Peck, aged Slyears, 8 months, 1 S Jays. ' ' , ' , -Friends are invited to attend the furaral at his late residence. No. 472 ;v Jtcte-St., on Wednesday, 6th inst, at o'clock, p. m. '' i interment in .Mountain Grove cem- ANTONUCCI. In Danbury, Dec. 29, Maria, wife of Frank Antonucci, r aged 36 years. GIBSON. In Woodbury, Dec. 25, Fred- , , u U.M V, w.ww w SHERMAN. In Woodbury, Dec. 28, -f- Mrs. Bennett S. Sherman, aged 89 years. - - V' ' ' U - liATHROPE. In Woodbury, Dec. 2a, Mrs. Emily . J. Lathrope, aged 83 years. .A HINMAN. In Woodbury, Dec. 29, Charles Hinman, aged 21 years. -BACON. At Stamford. Robert Bacon, . in the 91st year of his age. BERRIEN. In East Port Chester. ; Dec. 29, Andrew J. Berrien, aged 63 ' years. . UOUULIEflTS ARTISTIC LASTING. I " Plant . operated by pneumatic cut ting and polishing tooia. HUGHES & CHAPMAN, 300 STRATFORD AVENUE. .Phone. Connection... . R. 19. tf CHOICE CUT FLOWERS FOR "NEW YEAR GIFTS" AT James Horan & Son Florists 943 Main St. EOSES,CARNATIONS AND VIOLETS 1 FOR , NEW YEAR'S GIFTS JOHN RECK & S0N, - 985 Main St. 152 Oak St. Tele. 759-S. . I7 matter wsai rou want try the jr3r Wmn finlnauk. The Weather light rain tonight; clearing tomorrow afternoon. make up so, they look like far cottons in patterns that you are ac in fine woven cottons. Here are unusual, light-blues pinks and such DRY GOODS CO. FAKE CALLS FOR THE AMBDtANCE Abuse Which May be the Subject of an Ordinance by the Present Common Council. The emergency ambulance was called to Union Square Hotel at 4:10 a. m. yesterday, to take a sick woman to the Bridgeport hospital. Mrs. Lizzie McTammany appeared with a back ache. The Charities department had met the lady at an earlier date, where fore the ambulance surgeon suggested to Mrs. McTammany that it would be better for her to spend the night in the emergency, under inspection. Upon these terms she refused to enter the ambulance. : Th ambulance surgeon is required to be constantly watchful, when night calls are made, to see that they are not for the purpose of enabling persons only slightly indisposed to enjoy a few daye of rest at the expense of the city. The number of such cases makes, ' it likely that the Common Council will be asked to pass an ordinance making a penalty for false calls for the ambu lance. TWO DROWNED (Special from United Press.) Mystic, Conn., Jan. 4. Word was re ceived here to-day that on Wednesday last the schooner Myra W. Spear of the Gilbert Transportation Line of this place collided with a submerged wreck off Cape- Cod and four, of her crew were drowned. Captain Rogers and one other, it is said, saved themselves in a life boat and landed at Boston to day. HILL VS. BRANDEGEE (So. Norwalk Sentinel.) The candidacy of Hon. E. J. Hill for the United States senate . has made clear that public sentiment and opin ion strongly favor his election, and that the "machine" is against him. It remains to be seen whether the people or the machine shall determine the matter. We are confronted with a re markable spectacle, namely, the at tempt of the "machine" to graft the great office of United States senator for a political favorite. This is what their action amounts to. The office be longs to the people, and they want Mr. Hill to fill it but the members of the machine ignore this, and eeek to use the office to pay a political debt. They have promised it to Mr. Brandegee. What right have they to promise it? It would be less injurious to the people to have them literally steal their money than to appropriate the very channel and machinery of their gov ernment. The influence of the "ma chine" is an effect which has gradually grown out of the greed of certain in terests, and the indifference of the people to their duty to the public, and the only remedy is public opinion. The chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, and every member of that body should represent the whole party, and, if by reason of busi -ness association or friendship, he is unable to do that, he ought to resign from the committee. We appreciate Mr. Kenealy's work for Mr. Brandegee as an individual, but we believe he has disqualified himself as a representa tive of the whole party, and that he should resign from his office. He should riot in honor use the power given him by the people to elect a man to the '-.United States senate who is not the free ehoice of the people. Doan's Regulets cure constipation without griping, nausea, nor any weak ening effect. Ask your druggist for THESE WORKMEN ADMIRED BOSS When "Ollie" Banks Quit, the Gang Walked Out With Him. Cornwall & Patterson Send for a Cop, But the Strik ers Make no Trouble. There are about 60 employes of the Cornwall & Patterson factory who think their boss,, Supt. Oliver S. Banks is the real thing. The firm has been considering making a change in su perintendents and Mr. Banks heard of it and he decided to quit. When the employes heard of it they went out on strike this morning. A few went in at noon. At the office of the company it was stated: "We employe in the neighborhood of 120 hands. There is no trouble over wages or hours. About 50 unskilled workmen went out because a superin tendent got through. He had not been informed that there was going to be any change in superintendents, but he surmised that there was to be and he made it a fact. , No, there has been no new superintendent engaged." Mr. Banks was formerly a member of the board of Aldermen and is very prominent in Fourth, district Republi can politics. It is not contemplated that the strike will be a serious affair, although the police department was asked to send an officer to the factory this morning. STREET SPRINKLING BEARING TONIGHT PROPOSITION IS TOCOLXiECT FOR WORK BY LEVYING GEN- ERAL TAX IN SECOND DISTRICT. There will be a public hearing" this evening upon the question of sprink ling all of the streets in the Second district and charging the cost of the same to the general tax rate of the city. This hearing will be of interest to every taxpayer, as it will mean an increase of a mill or more in the tax rate if it is decided to sprinkle all of the streets in what is known as the Second tax district of the city. Many people who appeared at a previous hearing thought the proposition con cerned the Second voting district only. As the Second voting district is only a small part of the Second tax district it can readily be seen that there could not have been a fair representation at the last hearing. There are over 133 miles of streets in the Second district and' at present there are about 57 miles of streets be ing sprinkled, including the streets up on which trolley lines are operated. Under the present system sprinkling ia commenced ; or discontinued upon streets Where there axe no trolley' cars at the will of the people. Upon re ceiving' a petition for the sprinkling of a street the Common Council refers the matter to the Street committee which hold a public hearing upon the mat ter. Sprinkling -is now paid for by as sessments, levied against the property benefited by the sprinkling at the rate of 6 cents a front foot on streets where there are ho electric cars and at 4 cents on streets . where cars are ope rated, the railroad company paying for the sprinkling' between its tracks and two feet on "each side. A month aero Thomas F . Reillv. as sistant taxi collector .sent -a communi cation to the board of Aldermen ask ing, that all of the streets in the Second district be sprinkled and the same paid for by direct taxation. The street com mittee at a hearing held subsequently relative to sprinkling specified streets, also heard some taxpayers who ap peared against the plan to sprinkle the entire Second district. At the last meeting of the Common Council Al dermen John M. Griffin said that it was evident that the people did not want the streets sprinkled throughout the Second district. Alderman Clifford B. Wilson said he thought it would be a good thing to call a hearing before the Common Council upon the subject and he fath ered the resolution calling for the hear ing to-night. If the change is made the bother of sprinkling assessments will be done away with in the tax collector's office, and property owners who want sprink ling will pay for it in connection with their tax bill. Those who do not fa vor it will pay at least an additional mill tax for sprinkling whether they own building lots or improved prop erty. The hearing tonight will be of great interest to those who pay taxes in the Second district- and who have never been assessed for street sprinkling-. If they paid taxes at the rate of 15.6 mills last year they are In the Second dis trict. ' Alderman Griffin says that the hear ing ought to be held in Seaside Park in order to accommodate the people. MAYOR ABANDONS SINGLE HEAD PLAN There will be no . reference to single headed commissions in the charter amendments- which Mayor Lee will propose to the Common Council at the second meeting in January. , This was announced this morning. The princi pal matter to which the mayor will give his attention will be the creation of a public works commission to have supervision of the director of public works, city engineer and the official who will be in charge of the street cleaning department. It is Understood that, the office of Supt. of street clean ing, now held by John H. Colgan, is to be abolished, if the mayor has his way. SERIOUS RIOT BETWEEN HINDUS AND MOHAMMEDANS. (Special from United Press.) Calcutta, Jan. 4. The Indian authori ties today discovered evidence that yesterday's riot at Titteghur between Hindus and Mohammedans was in reality a factional uprising. The riot, in which about a dozen persons were killed and more than 100 injured, was at first declared to be. the result of the police prohibiting a Mo hammedan sacrifice of a number of cows to which the Hindus had object ed. The authorities will not disclose what new evidence they have found. EXHIBIT AT HAMIL TON'S PHARMACY The Fairfield County Anti-Tuberculoses association has placed in the win dow of Hamilton's pharmacy at the corner of Main and State streets an exhibit of the tongues of several cows which were infected with tuberculosis The -cows were taken from a herd of 120 in Vermont, 90 of which were found to be infected and were ordered killed by the authorities. The glands of the cows were examined and found to contain the germs which can easily be carried in the dust to the milk and then to human beinffs. SCHIETINGER LOST $4,100, JOHN MILLS DROPPED $2,500 "LOU" RICH LOST NOTHING Manager Hamia Did His Best to Pull the Polo Team Through. It cost Joseph Schietinger, draw tender at the Stratford avenue bridge just $4,100 for his experience in polo. John Mills, one of the other managers loses about $2,500. The local rink had been fitted up the best of any in the business while the team was . the heaviest salaried team playing polo in the country. Since the season opened in October it cost the management over $7,000 to run it. This seems exorbitant but when expenses are taken into ac count it is a mere trifle. The manage ment decided to stick to Bridgeport, thinking that they could pull out of the hole. The National league seeing the con dition that local affairs were in de cided to send William W. Hanna here to look Into affairs; as has been erron eously stated Hanna did not buy the franchise but was acting; on behalf of the league. Mr. Hanna saw at once that the people of Bridgeport did not MAYOR ESTIMATES TAXATION VALUES " f Grand List Will Show In crease of $2,000,000. Greater Part of Gain is De rived from Extensive Building Operations Tax Equalization Accounts for Some. Mayor Lee anticipates an increase in the grand list of the city of $2,000,000. The report of the Building Commis sioners show that there has been over $1,600,000 increase in new touildlngs during the past year much of which was built prior to the time that the lists of valuations were received by the Assessors in September. It is esti mated that about a half million will be added to the list by the tax equali zation plan. The Mayor said this morning that he would attend all of the meetings of the board of Apportionment with the idea of keeping the tax rate down as much as possible. ' It will be a day or so before Auditor Keating totals the amounts needed by the various city departments, which have asked for enough money to more than equal a 23 mill tax. TODAY'S ADDITION TO RELIEF FUND Our Lady o Mt. Carmel Italian Catholic Society $oo. ,00 00 .00 .00 .00 .00 The Maaget Co 10. George W. Wheeler 10 Robert Fitzroy- 6 H. Jackson 3. Julius Pfau 2 Matt: Wieler 2. .00 Taft 2. .00 ,00 Citv Hall Barber Shop 2. John Hotz 1- .20 E. J. Batsford 1- 00 P. P. Crowe ! Angeld Matta 1 Luigi SImone 1 ,00 .00 .06 H. D. Murphy 1- John Farrell H. H. Leroy 1- ,00 .00 00 Phillips Bros Luigi Petruccelli 1 George Havens 1 .00 .00 .03 S. Battista Del Ruseo x. .00 Cecclatore 1 .00 Michele Fucci 50 William Gorgeman Friend Criscuolo Nicola .. A. S. Benzl ,o0 .50 BISHOP GUEST OF GOOD SELLS a raivorv TTinisoonal church, yes terday, Bishop Brewster confirmed a class of three memDers. xxe was a. guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zalmon Goodsell, during his stay in this city. FAST TRAIN KILLS MAN AND HORSES Hartford, Jan. 4. Evidently not hearing or seeing a fast train on the Highland Division of the New Haven road to-day, John Wynne, 50, a team ster for Daniel Maloney, was instant ly Villed with his two horses by a lo romotive at Charter Oak Park. Wynne's body was picked up 70 feet from the track and the horses hor ribly mutilated were tossed quite as far. SALES AND LEASES Ike Williams saloon at Wall and Middle streets passed from his hands this morning when the deeds of the place were handed over to Alexander J. Vezina. The place was formerly owned, by Charles Pierce. The East 'Side stattion of the U. S. Post Office has been leased to the government for a term of ten years. The yearly rental is $1,440. The lease is from Elizabeth Lewis. The deed of sale of the Park City Cleaning Company owned by John F. Fay to James C. Driscoll. was record ed in the town clerk's office this morning. The Park City Cleaning Company is located at 141 Ann street and has been doing a prosperous busi ness. OBITUARY. Mrs. Lucinna Beers, widow of Bird sey Beers, died this -morning at her her latei home in Long Hill after a short illness. She is survived by one son Ransom O. Beers. Mfss Grace Dalyrimple Clarke will give her "Hulda and the Sandman" Saturday evening of this week at War ner hall. This piece is the sequel of "Mr. J. Dolby and his Doll Shop" which was given here over a year ago and made such a hit. It is anticipat ed that the present play will be equal if not superior to any play that Miss Clarke has given in the past. As the proceeds of the play will go towards the benefit of the Boys' Club it is ex pected that a great many people will show their appreciation in the most practical way, and so it is anticipated that the attendance will be large. A Political Register. The 1909 Presidental year eidtion of the New York Tribune Alamanac, a necessary publication in every home and office now ready and on sale at Post Office News Store, in the Arcade. Price- 2Dc . want polo as the gate receipts proved. Mr. Hanna reported to the meeting of the league at Providence yesterday of the conditions of the Bridgeport team ana its management. Th league . decided that the franchise was forfeit ed ana mat it was best to aistribute the players among the other teams in the combine. By the losing of the franchise neither Mr. Schietinger or Mills have a chance to recover the moneys they have placed in the team. Mr . Hanna said that since he came to Bridgeport about the middle of December the team lost over $600. The statements as appearing in this paper for some time have been rather mis leading in that Mr. Hanna was the owner of the team and that he was working against Bridgeport. As a matter of fact Hanna. was Anintr hie best to give the fans of the city a polo team but no man could hold out under the circumstances. Lou Rich.one of the owners lost nothing. PEARSALL DEEDED BLACK ROCK ESTATE TO SONSPAFFORD An Ante-Mortem Arrange ment by Which Income Tax Can Not Be Collected. By the transference on the 29th of September by the late Thomas W. Pearsall of an immense tract of valu able land in Grovers Hill, Black Rock to his son, the deed of which was rec orded at the town clerk's office this morning-, the heirs of the lately deceas ed wealthy broker will be exempt from paying an Income tax on the property. The land is described in the deed as being bordered on the north by Beach street south east a distance of 210 feet and north east 211 feet, south along Springhurst. 825 feet and south east 357 feet then along Long Island Sound to Ash Creek. The property has built up on it two of the most elaborate and beautiful residences along the sound, in themselves worth a fortune. The land is a most exclusive and valuable piece of shore property and has a com manding view of the Sound. The Jona than Thome and the T.L. Watson resi dences adjoin the property. the transference is made by Thomas W. Pearsall through William Griffith to his son. Paul Spofford Pearsall. MYSTERY IN THE SUMMERS ROBBERY FINALLY SOLVED Henry Scott Held in the City Court for Holding up Reu ben Summers Last June. On June 19th last Reuben Summers received about $200 in cash and as the result of a series of robberies he lost the whole amount. Several men have been arrested for the crime but they have all been dischargedn for lack of evidence. On the day in .question Summers celebrated at Sam Chase's saloon on Railroad avenue. When he started for home in Stratford he was under the influence of liquor. Some of the colored men in the saloon had looked at Summers' roll with longing and they made up their minds they would get it. Three of them left the saloon and secreted themselves by the roadside oh Barnum avenue and wait ed for their victim. When he appeared they pounced upon him, beat him and took his money. Henry Scott was tried for the of fense this morning in the city court Summers Identified him as did other men. James .Dennis, who now lives in Norwich was suppoenaed by the state and he told the whole story of the hold up as planned, by the men. The men were known as "Gloomy Gus", "Happy Hooligan", and several other popular characters. Parker and Brooks who were discharged in the city court last week and who have since left town were members of the party which held up Summers. De tective Cronan has been at work on the case ever since the crime was com mitted. He has been baffled by the departure of the -men whom he want ed as witnesses from the city and by the well laid plans of the 'robbers to mislead him. He has succeeded however, in run ning down Scott who was the member of the crowd known as "Scotty." Scott had no counsel in court this morning and only enough evidence to hold him was taken. Judge Pullman fixed his bond at $1,000. Scotty has been out of town ever since the rob bery until a short time ago when Detective Cronan located him in his old. haunts. WALL STREET TO-DAY. (Special from United Press.) 11 a. m. New York Central was prominent all through the first hour. After the opening it became strong and advanced three points. Reading and a number . of others showed good strength. Union Pacific and Steel common were firm. The traction stocks were freely supplied. Noon. The market held firm after the first hour, many stocks which were heavy in that period being bought on a large scale. At midday prices showed material gains over Sat urday's close. 2 p. m. The unexpected news of the Consolidated Gas decision caused one of the wildest five minutes ever seen on the stock exchange. The stock had been ranging around 164 jyst before the news was heard. At first it dropped about 2 points and then held for a minute and then dropped to 156 and on tw.7 rales more to 153. More stop or ders were reached, carrying the price down tG 145 and then a sale of 1,000 shares drove it to 140. Two points more of a loss was sustained, carrying it to 138, a decline of 23 points in a few minutes and 2714 points from the open ing rric?. The market for a time was demoralized. Consolidated then rallied to above 145. FOUND PEAD BY ROADSIDE. (Special from United Press.) South Norwalk, Jan. 4. The body of Henry G. Ritter was brought here from Westport to-day and an autopsy will be performed to ascertain what caused the man's death, and how long he has been dead. Ritter was found lying in some bushes near the road side between here and Westport yes terday afternoon by two pedestrians. The body had been there for several hours. It is said that Ritter recently ha'' "'own ei'o-ns of eccentricity. TO-DAY. We are Busy Marking D o w n t h e r Prices of our Entire Stock of ----- mri LADIES' SUITS AND COATS AND SHOES, CHILDREN'S COATS AND SHOES, INFANTS' COATS AND CAPS, AND LADIES', CHILDREN'S AND INFANTS' FURS : : ; : : - TOMORROW Will find na yaoArr tit-?"U Bargains in any of the above mentioned articles. Watch our Windows and tomorrow' papers for particulars. JUeb 1138-1140-1142-1144 BALLOT BOXES, GAVELS, LODGE BIBLES, RE CEIPT BOOKS, DUE LEDGERS and everything for Lodges sold at , ; j JACKSON'S BOOK SHOP, 986-988 MAIN STREET BOY BELIEVED TO BE SALESMAN FOR GANG OF THIEVES Brass Fittings From Sum mer Cars Stored at Strat ford Wrenched From Seats and Doors. The arrest of Felix Fendro, charged with stealing brass fittings from the cars of the Connecticut Company, may disclose a gang which makes a busi ness of this kind of thieving. Fendro is about" 14 years old. When arrested by Officer Hall on Thursday he had. a quantity of the handles of the seats of the open cars. This morning the fittings were identified by Supt. Chap man of the trolley company, who said that this was only a small part of the fittings which had been stolen from the cars. He had a list of the missing brass. It included seat handles, door handles, brake levers, and a cover to the controller of a car. The whole is valued' at over $300. A screw driver was found in the package which the boy carried when arrested. The castings are of brass and very heavy. They are fastened to " the cars with bolts and screws. When found, those in the possession of Fendro had been bent together. No boy could do this, and for this reason it is believed that Fendro was acting as salesman for a gang of men who take off the castings to be sold by the boy In small quantities to junk deal ers. The castings have been taken from the open cars which are now stored at the East End bar just over the Stratford- line. ' Fendro -has refused to disclose the names of anyone with whom he was associated in the thefts. He says he took off the castings himself. This morning he was turned over to Sher iff Stagg and taken to Stratford where he is being tried this afternoon before Judge Charles H. Peck in the town hall. Supt. Chapman said this morning tv.t t Vi imnossible for a boy of Fendro's size to get the castings off the cars. A wrencn wouia me neu ary and even then it would require an the strength of a well developed man riish this result. No boy could bend the castings as those found on Fendro were treated. GROCER DEFENDANT IN $5,000 ACTION South FranK U- juawion. Norwalk, is the defendant in an ac tion brought by Luther M. Wright of a (n4iirai sustained the samn t.owu '"J"";" 7, . t in a collision in South Norwalk last June. Wright asks ror o,vw us ages. ,h;ia flrlviner Wright claims uwi wi" along Fairfield avenue. South Norwalk he met a waon of Lawton's driven by 11 .... ir, towards him William uoniey, vjihiw6 -- at a raxict cup. vvi'&"- right' side of the road and the wagons collided throwing him to the road and inflicting internal iwjuucd. VENDOME RAIDED; LIQUORS SEIZED rio i-iefifiM and Patrolman Prout searched the Vendome Hotel, at terlinff street and Crescent avenue pieiiiMs, seated half a barre1 of whiskey and a quantity of other liquors. ahc iiuici " cense and the raid was the result of complaint that liquor was remg ww at the place. The proprietor, Charl ies Pierce, was rot arrested. There were no frequenters. The place has been denied a license Dy me county commissioners. PEOPLE AVE KNOW. of James L. Sullivan. 1 jic vvv M.' of 539 East Main street, who is j.' d vincpnt's Hosnital suffering: from typhoid fever, is reported as fav orable. . -r Poa rl nf thft'T). TT. "Read Co., is resting comfortably at his home Marina Park alter spending a iavor-viio-Vit Mr "Read is recovering from an operation for. appendicitis. . Via "DJ ti MAIN STREET FATHER O'CONNOR'S SPLENDID SHOWING Catholic Pastor at Stratford Surpasses Previous v Records. Y1 With a Mock of Only "60(1 JNine Montns $b,iyi. u- - . (Special, to the Farmer.) Stratford, Jan. 4. Rev. Father O ton nor,! pastor of St James' jCathollf church in this town, read his annual report yesterday morning; at the two masses. During he nine months h has been in charge of the affairs of the parish he received from all source $6,191. Of this amount $2,000 represent a donation made to the church ,by ' resident of Stratford. . This is nior money than the parish has ever 'ire ceived in a full twelve month thereto fore and of itself attests the industrj of the energetic pastor. :: Father O'Connor took occasion yester day in expressing hia thanka to hli flock for their loyal survoort to nnh. licly manifest his appreciation of th generous aid' rendered him during 'hit residence in Stratford from non-Catholics of that place. He eald that many outside of the church had beer, more than generous and he felt that not only himself but the parishioner! of St. James' owed them a debt ol gratitude they could scarcely repay. ; During the nine months Fathei O'Connor has been In charge he' kep the running expenses of the parish down to $1,633, including' salaries and all other outlays.- This left a net bal ance of $4,466 which he has .deposited in twj of the Bridgeport savings, banki in the name of the church. When it is considered' that Father O'Connor has only about 600 English speaking" souls to draw from, most o the Austrian and Italian Catholics of Stratford attending their own churche( in Bridgeport, the showing Is all thi more surorlslncr. That the s-ood wnri of the pastor is appreciated is proveS by the fine reeling which exists, tk tween him ana nis cnarges. j. Competitive Freight Line Locates at New Wharf The New York & Bridgeport Trans nortfltlon Co.. which is carrvinflr on a freight transfer business between thir city and New York in both direction and in one direction from New Haven to Bridgeport, is now located at it new wharf at the foot of Pembrok street. The wharf built is built sq that It can be enlarged to handle an quantity of freight which may be senf: to t.h enmnanv. Thft nlaffnrma &( the wharf are arranged so that dray-; men can mane tail end deliveries. , The onmnnnv hna efo hlUVmil an -f - flee la the Arcade where it Is prepare to grrve Information regarding ship ments. This office is in charge of N. H. MUlken, commercial .agent. Th phone number at the wharf is 3270. TRIPLE LINK OFFICERS. A the annual meeting of the TripK Link club held Saturday night at theii rooms in the Beers building on Broad street the following officers were elect ed for the ensuing year; President, S, W. Hubbell; vice president. Smith C, Blackman; secretary, Joseph B. Hydcf treasurer, M. G. Marks; board of gov ernors, H. N. Pritchard, Edward TV Buckingham, F. E. Van Ness, A. J, Dimond and J. F. Woster. The board of governors will meet to organlz next Saturday. A social was held af ter the annual elections. SERVIAN CABINET RESIGNS. iSpecial from United Pres Belgrade. Jan. 4. The Servian Cabl net resigned today. The action, fo( which no explanation was made, is be lieved to be due to the demands of th public for a mere aggressive policy The retiring ministers are opposed t war and they will likely be succeed e by those who will, be more in sympathy with the foreign t policy, of Premie! Milanovitch. ,; , . v WANT AJS. CENT A WORD. ; 4