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,1.- VOL. 45. NO. 5. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 1909. PRICE ONE CENT. . jhi n ti - ui it i ii I ir i n s ti if if i ill ibi I a n fit if ? s in ii i! m m iii raj s i rini im w inn aynr'' r v iJiJSSrTSSfSr-tL Dl. II 'J ii L III Hi IK 1 W IU t MMU i HDH W II I r X Fair tnnit .and") ' " ' " M f LILLEY WITH IMPOSING PA BRIGHT SUNSHINE ADDS TO THE LUSTRE OF THE MILITARY PARADE 'Senate and House of Representatives Met at 10 for Or ganization Brooks Elected President of Senate and Banks Speaker of the House Other Routine Mat- . ' ters. - '..'(Special from United Press.) ' Hartford; Jan. 6. George L. Lilley, ifter one of the most bitterly fought campaigns for nomination, election, and fittally to have his seat jeopardized by the attack on the constitutionality of .the corruption practices act. ever seen " In this' state, was to-day inaugurated Koverrior of Connecticut. Weather con dltlcna were ideal- And the largest throng of patriotic citizens and politi cians Hartford has entertained in years cheered, the retiring governor and the n incoming executive as .they- were es corted in carriages with other state officers and their respective staffs to 'the capitol. by tne sturay iuui-Suaruo. , rn. mat leeislature had met for or ganisation thia morning and the Senate elected , as presiaent-pru-ieni leadu -nr-jwiira ahA the ' H&us'e' as Speaker, r Judge Elmore S. Banks. They adjourn- - . eel after Dnei K3iuu3 uuui -. noon when they met in joint session in the Hous f or the formal inauguration. r?hpf Justice Baldwin of the Supreme ' Court administered the oath to Gover- ' t - 1 1 ll 1 r, I . n4n1-A nor-MUey ana me oiner muuiums oia..c officers. . The House session, to-day was en livsr ed by a 'special message from re tirirr Governor Woodruff recommend Antt that a committee be appointed to f ftivntletfi the hieher taxation of j oyster beds, something after the order of .the Rhoae isiana law. The , Senate was called to order at 19 o ciocir Dy eecreiary oi oiaie ihcuuuic ; Bodenwein ajid after prayer the roll was called, every Senator responding. : He adminiFtered the oath of office to them, thus ending his official duties of his term of office. Clerk John ri Spafford then called for the election of a-, president pro-tem and Senator "Rrooks of Torringtbn. who was chosen by the caucus -last night after Senator Blake&Iee of . New Haven had witn drawn, was. escorted forward and ad "ministered the oath of office by the clerk. . . I- Senator Brooks took the chair amidst i ths , applause of the great crowd that filled the Senate chamber almost to suffocation. -. and : with Clerk Spafford, begah; his official duties. - The first of ( these, wa i.lHng"for 'the resolutions nanln .a ' chaplain, -messengera and l dflOK keepers"- " The Tiev. '; J. F. Stock--ton wa 'chosen; chaplain; and door . keepers and messengers ;chosen aecord ! in to the caucus decisions . of .last nigfi't-' ,'. After ,fqrmal. adoption of the I ena)te a-esolutipns, appointing a com iptnittee to Inform the Governor-elect f and Lieutenant. , Governor-elect, and i other; State officers-elect of their elec tions .and transaction of other routine business, the Senate' adjourned until 1 o'clock.', . . .. Similar procedure was followed in the" House- which was called to order at - the , same hour Speaker John Q. Tilson of the' last session. The oath of office was administered by him to the 'members -after the roll call and Judge Elmer iS. Banks, who won in the contest with Judge Malone, was elected Speaker of - the House , over Richard T. Higgins, of Winchester, candidate .of the Democratic members of the House. . . : Clerk William ' H. Blodget, was un ( animojisly chosen to keep his post with j .the new Speaker and Saibin S. Russell, 'of. Portland, was elected assistant TOSTER PARENTS INFATUATED WITH MILDRED JUDD Urs. Clifford Judd Asks Po - lice to Help Her Get Her Child From Parties Who : Have Boarded Her. ' " ' . . ' . Mrs. Clifford Judd, who conducts a boarding house at 308 Fairfield avenue, ' has made complaint . to Supt. Birming ham that her child, Mildred, aged four years, is detained by Mrs. Lena Hun ger . at her home 210 Congress street with" whom the child has been board ing for a year. Mrs. Judd placed the child in Mrs. Munger's charge while ghe was a waitress In a Cannon street restaurant about a" year ago. Mrs. Judd says that she has made several attempts to get her child but the Mun gers refuse to give her up. The child is very attractive and the j Mungers have become attached to her j and desire to adopt her. This.sum- ber Mrs. Judd obtained a divorce from her husband and maintained the child at ;Mrs. Munger's because she had no other place where she would be well taken care of. The Mungers have lavished their affection on the child and have treated her as well as if she had been their own offspring. Mrs Judd has no cause for complaint as to the child's treatment but now that she Is so .situated that she can take care of her she wants her at her home. Mrs. Judd says bas offered the Mun gers . the money due them for the child's board and that, all the satisfac tion. she gets is. a demand for security. Mrs. Judd has been advised to get a writ of habeas corpus but the expense deters her from this course. Mrs. Judd is still employed as a wait resss at the restaurant. Her state ment could not be obtained. WALL STREET TO-DAY. (Special from United Press.) 11 a.- m. The market continued- to show, strength all through the first hour with the . active speculative,. is sues in brisk demand at slightly- ad vanced .prices. Consolidated (Gas. de- cllned two points from the opening but later in the hour rallied over three points. Noon. During the last half of the forenoon Beading. Union Pacific and B...R, T. continued their upward move ment; Many, specialties also made ad vances. ,. f . .,- INAUGURATE GEANT clerk and Rev. Franklin Countryman of Guilford, chaplain. There were but six absentees when the House roll was called. Messrs. Scott of Plymouth and Cronin of New London were appointed clerks,, and Messrs. Hill of Bethlehem, Clark of Trumbull -and Sims of Greenwich, last year's members, were sworn separate ly from the others, as members until their successors can qualify. On the vote for Speaker, Banks re ceived 205, Higgins 32 and W. J. Ma lone 3. Banks was declared elected ahd Malone and Higgins appointed as a committee to notify him and es cort him to his seat. After the roar of applause that rang through the House, while he ascended the rostrum had subsided, Banks made a brief speech of thanks. He asked the mem bers fOr a short and efficacious ses sion and asked that a resolution be passed setting the first Tuesday of February. as the final, date for receiv ing new business. . The. vote,- for Clerk, gave Blodgett 186, Clayton Klein 16 and S. S. Russell 3. On resolution sion were adopted for this : session. of Representative Scott of Plymouth, Sabin Russell was declared elected as sistant clerk. Rules of the last ses sion. The retiring Governor's special mes sage advocating higher tax on oyster bed was read being the one expected. The joint resolution confirming the election of state officers and Governor Woodruff's appointments was passed and other routine matters. The house adjourned at 12:30 until 2. The Sen ate after completing its organization adjourned at 12:15 until 1:30. This routine business of organization over the House adjorned until this af ternoon when joint session and in auguration was held. The parade which escorted Governor- elect LHley and retiring Governor Woodruff to the inauguaral ceremonies was one of the most sumptions ever held on , this occassion. Though last nieht the heavv rain brought on a dismal out door appearance, the sun struggled through in the late fore noon and the warm weather conditions were almost ideal. - The first company, governor's foot- guards, called out by special order of the commander-in-chief. Governor Rollin S; Woodruff, appeared in their blue dress .-uniforms and bearskin hats and marched to .the Hartford Club where it met;. the retiring executive. While the soldiers stood at present arms the governor passed through the lines ' reviewing the company for the last time -in 'his official capacity, Major Frank L. Wilcox was in com mand, r Joined by a long line of carriages carrying State officers, the Governor then marched through Park, Ford and Asylum streets and Farmington ave nue, to the new executive mansion where after a repetition of the march ing between the lines of soldiers the Governor-elect was escorted by the same route to the Capitol where the troops .were dismissed and the retiring and new executives, escorted by their respective staffs, awaited in the Gov ernor's office the word that the Senate and House were in joint session. This was the . last of f icial act of the retiring staff,, and Governor Lilley and his staff accompanied by the State of ficers, proceeded to . the Assembly chamber for the administration of the oath of office.- APPROPRIATE $5,000 FOR RELIEF FUND House Passes Resolution in Aid of Earthquake Suffer ers of Southern Italy. 1 (Special . from United " Press.) Hartford,-Jan. 6. The first state leg islature to appropriate money for relief for the Italian earthquake victims, 'the Connecticut . General Assembly which met to-day for organization and in auguration of incoming: Governor Lil ley. to-day voted to. send $5,000 for re lief Immediately. The money is to be forwarded to the Red Cross Society in Washington for distribution. The reso lution was passed by. the House this noon and undoubtedly will be passed by the Senate later to-day. .' The resolution was introduced in the House by Representative Bishop of New Haven and amended by Repre sentative Loos of the same place to read $10,000. The latter was defeated but the-original measure passed with out dissent t vd'' . ho first in order of business before the Senate this afternoon. MRS. HARRISON MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARS General Alarm in One of the Strangest Cases Ever Re corded. New York,' Jan.6 In response to a general alarm the police and detec tives in Greater New York are today working on the mysterious disappear ance of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Burke Har rison, wife of F. P. Harrison, president of the F. P.- Harrison Electric & Man ufacturing company. According to Mr. Harrison, his wife disappeared apparently into thin air while he alighted from a street car and turned to help her down the steps. He had left her behind him in the car and when she did not follow him Mr. Harrison re-entered the car to look for her. Not finding her there he returned to the street but could find no trace of Mrs. Harrison. He enlisted the vlceRJ of a -policeman and several bystanders, none of whom had seen a woman answering Mrs. Harrison's de scription and a general search was made but with no results. Since : her disappearance Saturday no trace of the woman has been found Mrs HarriKOT was In good health and not melancholy. QUEEN HELENA VERGE OF BREAKDOWN Her Work Among Earth quake Sufferers May Cause Complete Collapse. Refuses Doctors' Bidding and Continues More Shocks at Messina Reg gio Now Practically Evac uated - American Relief Ship Fitted Out. (Special from United Press.) Rome, Jan. 6. Physicians to-day told Queen Helen to-day that unless she gave up her work among the earthquake sufferers, her complete col lapse is inevitable. The Queen Is in a highly nervous state, resulting from the loss of sleep and overwork. Her weakened condition is best illustrat ed by the' fact that a hemorrhage fol lowed the blow she received in the chest in the hospital panic in Messina last week. Since her return to Rome Sunday af ternon the queen has abated but lit- tole her efforts in behalf of the strick en people and spends most of her time in the hospital. The Queen looks twen ty years older than when she went to Messino. She has been ordered to seek rest in seclusion but has ignored the. order and is to-day in such a physical and mental state .as to give the court physicians the gravest concern. Palermo, Jan. 6. Two of the six re- currirng shocks at Messina yesterday were the most severe since the initial quake, according to reports made here to-day. The survivors and rescuers alike were thrown into a panic and half the remaining walls in the city were toppled over. So many slight tremors are felt that the .; people no longer notice them.; The earth at Eeg- gio is described as - being in ''almost a constant tremble." Catania, Jan. 6. With the exception of troops, Reggio 13 practically evac uated to-day. The complete evacua tion of Messina has been ordered for the end of the week. Another man was taken alive from the ruins at Mes sina this morning. He had been with out .food or water for nine days. He was unconscious when taken out but quickly revived .and the doctors say he will survive, m , j, . , j-u - , - .... . to come from the ruined ; city. One of the most striking of these was, that of the rescue of the . regimental colors at the- Messina . barracks by a non commissioned officer of the eighty ninth infantry. He was one of the few soldiers who escaped from the barracks but , returned amid fallins walls and flame and rescued the col ors. " - There is little fear of a typhoid epi demic in the stricken cities as practi cally the last survivors will be remov ed before the end of the week. Rome, Jan. 6. The Bayern, an Ital ian ship of 5,000 tons fitted out with food and medical supplies by Ambas sador Griscom, will leave Civita Vec chia to-morrow, sailing down the Cal abria.n coast.. It will finally reach Messina and , the Italian government will distribute the supplies. The cost of this relief ship will be $30,000 but Mr. Griscom is already guaranteed against loss by subscrip tions he has -received from America. The total of the relief fund from all quarters is now well over $5,000,000. The small towns along the Calabrian coast and the interior of Calabria are still in the most urgent need of help. Washington, Jan. 6. The bodies of Consul Cheney and his wife will prob ably never be recovered, according to a dispatch received here to-day from Ambassador Griscom. He says: "Vice Consul Lupton writes January 3 tRractiCally Impossible to itelegraph department. Consulate a mass of ruins Bodies of Consul and wife buried un der tons of debris, necessitating a week's work of 200 men to excavate Only 10,000 people in Messina who are leaving gradually. "Cutting and Landis telegraph that only American- private citizens in Messina on December 28 were Mr. and Mrs. Fobert, whose fate is unknown." The Americans referrerd to in the dispatch are probably Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fobert for whom inquiries were made at the State Department by Mrs. Emma B. Sampson of Keen Hills, Me. Port. Said. Jan. 6. Part of the Amer ican fleet sailed to-day for the quake devastated region of Sicily and Cala bria. The ships had hoped to get away last night but were delayed a few hours in coaling. The Connecticut. Vermont. Kansae and Minnesota will go Immediately to Naples and proceed on to Messina at a 15 knot an hour speed. After quitting the quake zone the Connecticut, Ad miral Sperry's flagship, will go to Nice and the Vermont to Ville Franche. It is reported that Admiral Sperry may visit Paris before returning to Ameri ca. Until it is seen whether other battle ship 'will be needed and how long the four now en route will be detained in Ihe relief work, all itineraries will be tentative. Boston. Jan. 6. The Massachusetts Italian Red Cross relief funds are near the $125,000 mark according to the treasurer, Lrae Kigginson. The reeu lar relief fund is credited with $99, 621.95 while the Red Cross figure3 amount to $22,921.90. Already approxi mately $75,000 of this sum has been sent and it is expected that the balance will follow either to-day or to-morrow. OBITUARY. The funeral of the late Michael Din an was held from his late residence on Canaan Road at S:30 this morning and from St. James church. Stratford, at 9 where Rev. Father O'Connor celebrated a high mass of requiem. There was a large attendance of sorrow relatives and friends and many beautiful floral offerings. The nail bearers were Pat rick Kiley. John Freeman. Peter Kav anaugh, James Cummings, Patr'ck Hourigan and William Tntfessey. The burial was in the fanner plot in St. Michael's cemetery. The . funeral of Lucinna, widow of the late Birdseye Beers, was held from the residence of her son, Ransom O. Beers, in L.ong Hill this afternoon at 1 o'clock and then from the Flat Rock Methodist Church of which congrega tion the deceased was the oddest mem ber. Interment was in tne Union Cemetery . in Easton ON BOW DID LILLEY STAND ON THE SPEAKERSHIP? Malone 's Friends Assert He Promised to Support the Bristol Judge. Supporters of the New Speaker, However, Say There Must be a Mistake As Lilley Was Supposedly Not Taking Part While "Friendlv" to Banks. (Special Corres. of the Farmer.) Hartford, Jan. 6. "The attitude of the Congregational ministers of Fair field county toward Judge E'. S. Ranks of Fairfield was more of a help than a hindrance to the candidacy of the Judge for Speaker," said a well known Republican leader at the capital today. "Judge ;Banks may .not have realized it," he Continued, "but the attacks made upon him toy the ministers won him support in parts of the State where it was known that Banks in the last House was not very closely allied with legislation which the organized liquor interests were said to be seek ing.": . ' . , j Judge Ranks' victory was foreshad- J owed in these columns. One develop-1 ment, however, that was unexpected by the Banks supporters was the open support of Judge Malone given by Judge Parker of Hartford, who was up to a week ago a candidate for Speaker. Up to a late hour yesterday it was be lieved that Parker would vote for Banks though it was known that there was a considerable sentiment in Hart ford county for Malone. Close friends of Judge Banks made no secret of their belief that despite' the assurances of the Malone followers. Parker would be found with the Fairfield man when the time came. It was even hoped .that Parker might present Judge Banks' name. Fred eric A. Bartlett of Bridgeport, who nominated Banks, was drafted at the eleventh hour for that duty because it was learned that Parker would not be able to make the nomination. Mr, Bartlett spoke very well and his ad dress .though brief was eloquent and forceful, recounting as it did the legis lative career of the new Speaker. When it is considered . that Judge Banks was the choice of practically all or the forces that make up the Repub lican State machine, Judge Malone may be said to have made an excellent run T.. - 1- i 'ji a ii uugc jntuuiier ivun. ins "tieieat ETace- fulJy. sayIn that he owed much to his Icyal supporters. Asked for a state ment as to how his defeat was brought aDcut.in view of his publicly, express ed confidence of victory, he replied that there was a development during the afternoon whieh resulted in Judge Banks receiving more than enough votes to elect him He declined to say wnat tnis "development" was. In nominating Malone, Representa tive Abner Hayes of Waterbury caus (Continued on Second Page.) LEEDS SCHOOLBOY DESCRIBES SCHOOL Letter Written to a Sixth Grade Pupil at Walters ville by Pupil of Cock burn High School. Tells What He Studies and Describes Some of the Ad vantages Which Pupils Enjoy His Description of Leeds and Its Parks. The Farmer today publishes the first of a series of letters written by pupils of the Cockburn High School of -Leeds, England, in reply to letters sent from Miss . Moynihan's Sixth Grade school of the Waltersville dis trict. This letter is largely devoted to telling what the school is like and something about .the city of Leeds. Other letters in the series of eight will deal with different parts of the school work and will follow from day to day: Cockburn High School Leeds Nov. 12th 1908. Dear Friend In answer to your interesting letter wish to give you some acount of my school life here in England, and a bit about the town -which I am liv ing in. The school which I am now attending is called The Cockburn High School and is situated at the top of Burton Rd. Leeds. This school was named after Mr. Cockburn who used to be the chairman of the Leeds School Board, but who is presently a maginstrate of this city. It is a very well built school being one of the largest in the city, and cer tainly one of the very best in the country for its fittings. There are three floors two belonging to the Pre paratory and Secondary departments together and one belonging to the Secondary department alone. My class-room is number (39) on the sec ond floor. Adjoining the class-room is a cloak room where every boy has to hang his cap on a separate peg of his own. Each, peg is numbered so that that I the boys can tell who possesses it. In the class-room are twenty-six desks which are used by fifty-two boys. Each desk is about three feet long and two feet high. On the top of the desk are two ink wells, one for each boy who sits in the desk and also there is a long groove which is used to rest pens and pencils in. Just be- ow the top of it is a small shelf which s used to hold books that are used for lessons during the day. There is a stock room where all the books and other things that are used for the lessons are kept. Two sides of the room are taken up by small shelves. Here are the exercise books, such as Arithmetic books. Composi tion books.Practical Arithmetic books, and Nature Study books. Anyone go ing into the stock-room would see tins and glass vessels. In them are pre served plants and flowers that have y (Continued on Page 5.) V. WOODRUFF POINTS OUT A REVENUE LOSS Sends Special Message to Assembly Showing In adequate Tax Upon .Leased Oyster Grounds. Compares Revenues of This State and Rhode Island From that Source Urges Appointment of Commis sion to Study Conditions and Devise Remedy. (Special from United Press.) Hartford, Jan. 6.-Woodruff today sent a definite and specific special message to the General Assembly as nits itxsi. aci a.a viiiej. jiiji.ei;uuive 01 Con necticut, in which he strongly recom mended that the Assembly consider Rhode Island's example in netting a large income from the natural oyster beds. It was as follows: To the Honorable General Assembly: lt is not my purpose to trespass on the province of my successor in the executive office nor do I wish even to seem to anticipate the matter that he may lay before you in his inaugural message. One matter, has come to my attention within a very few days, however, upon which I feel it to be my duty to call your attention direct- ly and specifically. I believe this honorable General Assembly, anxious to conserve the interests of the state, will heed a call to prevent a loss of a large sum of money rightfully due to the state. Our sister state, Rhode island, with an acreage or less than 15,000 acres of oyster grounds, derives an income estimated for the year 1908 informed that Mr. "Bursel" had de at about $101,105 in rental. posited a check there but they knew Connecticut with about 65,000 acres, rour and a hair times as large, de- rived during: the last fiscal year the totally disproportionate sum of only $9,322.61 from taxes and franchise pay- ments. In other words, Connecticut s taxes from an acreage four hundred and fifty per cent, as great derives less than 10 per cent, of Rhode Island's in- come. why? And is it fair to the people of the state? Is it just to tax- payers, who own small parcels of real X S ! J. t A. xl 1 - A 2 .11. ly; is ii Lo.il- iu muse wnu are in uiii- er lines of industry? I am informed n vvua.L ttyjjeiiis iu me iu ue trust. worthy assurances that outside the towns of Clinton, Guilford, and Mad- ison'are large tracts of oyster grounds listed for taxation at only $1 per- apre. the result of which is that the tracts are , kept out of cultivation by others and the expense of the ' tax is merely nominal. Rhode Island derives an an nual rental of from $5 to $10 per acre for her oyster grounds. . If it be worth that sum of money to . hold leased lands, leased for only a term of -10 years, is it not a proper suggestion that a very small sum indeed is paid by those who are given a perpetual j o oV ,i,r 1 oi 1-9! npr rorit? The shell fish rpcord will demonstrate if it is true for in stance, that large acreas of oyster grounds in Connecticut waters pay an average tax of less than 6 1-4 cents per at re. It is said that no land is leas ed in Rhode Island for less than $5 per acre rental annually and much of It for $10 per acre, rental annually, It seems to me furthermore that an investigation into the record is made necessary by the assertion made that snmo nvstpr herls in Connecticut wa ters have- been mortgaged for many I times the assessed valuation as listed for taxation. Grant for sake of argument that some grounds may be better than oth ers and grant also for sake of argu ment that there is a benefit acruing to the state by aiding an industry, I nev ertheless submit that: First the State of Connecticut ap parently has neglected to its own loss I to impose a fair and just tax upon I her oyster grounds. Secondly That to impose a just tax would be no hardship on the consum- I er or oysters in Connecticut ior tne bulk of the product goes to other markets. In order that this subject may be thoroughly considered by your honor able body, I suggest that the Gejieral Assembly authorize the governor 'to appoint a special commission to inves tigate, and to report to this General Assembly what action if any, the state ought to take in regard to this matter, after a study of the proposition in all its bearings. I would suggest that the tax commissioner, an attorney at law, and a third person might prop elry compose such a special commis sion Thanking this honorable body for its attention to this message and wishing this good old state full share of God's blessings. ROLLIN S. WOODRUFF, Governor RAN OCT IN RAIN HALFCLOTHED Barrows Thought He needed Treatment and Broke Into Tlr Sinit.ll '? HOlIRe m Mid- die of the Night. Roused by a crash of glass at his home, 150 Fairfield avenue, soon after midnight this morning, Dr. J. D. S. Smith -'.ed his revolver and . mad several attempts to shoot . a stranger who had forced an entrance into th9 house. The gun missed fire and this accounts for the fact that George Bar rows is now alive. Barrows lives at 37 High street. He is 33 years of age. Yesterday he visited Dr. Smith's office and asked for treatment. Dr. Smith noticed a mental disorder and pre scribed for him. He was then taken to his home and went to bed. ' In the night he conceived an idea that he must go to see the doctor and ran out of the house, half clothed and without fihoes. He broke a window in the front of Dr. Smith's house and enter ed. Had the doctor's revolver proved trusty Barrows would undoubtedly been killed- After his attack on the window Barrows feu on the porch ex- hausted. Police headquarters was noti- fled and he was locked in a cell for the night after he had been examined by Dr. Ives and Sergt. Suckley Barrows was irrational when brought in. He will be examined by physicians, to-day who will determine hia condition and recommend the remedy. "BURSEL", S WITH DESIGNS DIAMOND, WRITES CHECKS Deposited Worthless Bank and Started Out He Used Each Merchant He, Traded With As Reference at the Next Place--But All of the References Did Not Count When He Wanted to Wear One of' Fairchild's $375 Sparklers. One of the slickest "frenzied fin ance" sharpers who ever came , to this burer hit here last Saturdav. morning and went several nuadred. dollars wis- er on Sunday morning following. opening an account with the Cit yxNa- tional bank for $3,500 he used the pass book with the splendid sum entered upon it as a lever, for the acceptance of his checks in several-local stores. He bought enough to stock a small de j partment etore under the name of My- ron E. Bursel of the Myron-Bursel Co, I dealers in- mechanical novelties." But I none of the goods were delivered, To Frank D." Bell of '.Meigs & Co., and Walter E. ' Patchin of the Con necticut Office Furniture & Supply Co., several other local merchants are in 1 debted to the fact that "Mr. Bursel found Bridgeport a fruitless field of I operations. j Mr. Bell, who rents the offices in the Meigs Building, refused: to lease la I suite of offices to "Bursel" without references. He gave as reference the j city National bank of this city and the Mercantile National bank of New- I ark. At the local bank Mr. Bell was nothing about him-and were not hon- oring any checks issued by him until thov hnrl some returns from the New- ark bank upon which the check was issued. Mr. Bell then - telephoned to Newark and' was unable to get a con- nection with' any one at the bank. I After selecting $100 worth of rugs at the D. M. Read Co.'s store; about $500 worth of the finest office furniture to he found at the office of the Connect! Cut Furniture & Office Supply Co.; TTtrnT A I piNOCHLE to-night at Old Glory Hall. r 8 Prii ISc. ap 268 State St. Price 15c . i FOR- SAliB.-rTTpright ... iano, ' worth $350, fdr $150, with 10 years guaran-, tee. 844 Noble avenue. . . a o u- WANTED. To 'buy small seebnd hand pOOl taole. - jonn-jLeworns, xoo jt3.il road Ave. , . , . . a u s ' p THE PHILOMAT . reliable astrologer nnnsiiltation on' all affairs, dates given.' ' 407 John St. A 6 t p o LOST. Saturday. January 2, fox ter ' rier dog. Return to 188 Gregory St and receive reward. a TO RENT -586 Brooks St. . Six room flat in two family house, all improve ments. Enquire of William Clifford 318 South Ave. A6sp WANTED At home, any kind of hand sewing or repairing, first class work, Reasonable. Mrs. A. Andrew, fcren eral Delivery. City. . ap WANTED. Lovers of poultry not to forget Bridgeport Poultry Show, Lin coin Hall, Jan. 12, 13, 14. A 6 s o WANTED. A good collector for in stallment house. Must have a .wheel or horse and carriage. Address Col lector, care Evening Farmer. a WANTED. By Birdsey Somers Co. operators on two needle lap seam inff New machines, good wages and steadv work. Will take few learn- pr, A6so AGENTS WANTED for . best selling article on market today. Women buy on sight. Fine repeater. . Write for particulars. Box 557, New Ha ven, Conn. A 6 a p FRESH FISH, clam' chowder 15c per auart. French fried potatoes. Greg ory's home made bread. Brown's, 647 Newfield Ave. , T 10 3 4 tf . I THE BOSTON CLEANING AND DYE ING CO.. 187 Fairfield Ave. Our work the best. Our prices the lowest. I 16 tf. o 3 5 WE DO THE right kind of picture framing at lowest : prices, .Standard Art Store, 1219 Main St., Stratfleld building, . I 30 3 5 HOT LUNCH, daily at Morton's Cafe 158 Fairneia Avenue. ii.vernarat's N. Y. lager and Smith's Philadelphia Aie on draught. T 9 tfo 1 3 PRATT'S CAFE, 137 Fairfield Ave., sure to have what you want in ales, wines and liquors. Do not forget the fine free lunch served daily. G 28 ' 1 3 5 O james j. sheehan. popular hatter 974 E. Main St.. has the goods. Call and verify. H 30 tf o 1 3 5 PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER, typevwit- er. mimeograpner ana notary public. Pears. 108 Meigs Building. Telephone 1011-12. B 14 tf 1 3 5o braTWURST, pigs' hocks, country pork a specialty. M. M. ' Nag el, 652 East Main St. G 7 tf 13 5 RUPPERT'S N.. Y. Ale and Lager, Dougherty Rye Whiskey. Fine lunch every day. Drew Bros., 1122 Main St. T 16 1 3 5 o SAUSAGE that's home made, also liv er Duddmc and blood pudding can be purchased to-morrow at Mark Na- gle's. 652 East Main street, and John Porter's, SIS warren St. These goods are made by Biltz at 95 State St. ' H 11 tf. 1 3 5 free TO ALL. Hot and cold iunih at Cummings & White's. Golden Hill and Middle Sts. ' T 30 1 3 5 tf ol,d ESTABLISHED Paint Manufac- turing Corporation can use good traveling salesman in State of Con necticut. Experience in paint., busi ness not necessary. Salary and ex penses. Must furnish references. Tr.e Eclipse Paint & Mfg. Co.. Cleveland, Ohio. Tils 513 o UPON Check in City Natioi to Establish Credit., $64 worth of goods at the store of Meigs & Co., and several hundred dol lars worth of goods at other stores he, made the last stand of his game of ' bluff at the jewelry store of George W. Fairchild & Sons. He went there first with Mr. Patchin to look at a fine mahogany table which Mr. Fairchild had purchased and which he-might like and buy a dupli cate of If he liked it. While there he forgot ' all about the , table very soon, and thought' he would like to purchase a diamond stud. Mr. Patchin left him looking at a; tray of stones which one of the members of the firm was show ing. ( , , Mr. Patchin who had accepted "Bur. sel's" check for $100 as part payment, had no idea of delivering the' goods until he had seen the color of the real money, and he figured it out that the dapper young man with $3,500 in the bank had used' his company to mak; him appear strong at the jeweler's. H, got on the telephone and "put a flea" In the ear of the jeweler. There was nothing too good for -Mr. "Bursel",) who selected a sparkler, worth $375. Hef produced a handsome leather check', book and wrote a check for the amount. "Your name i; said the jeweler. a new one to me,' "I am just opening offices here in the Meigs building. I am going to ba here all the time. My account at tha bank is all right, you will see," repliei "Bursel" as he showed his pass book. "That looks all right, but I am afraid I cannot accept the check," replied Mr. Fairchild. ' ; "Well, everyone else has accepted: my (Continued on Second Page.) OOTTITTIT XJUU. 1 I WANTED. Men to learn to earn" $21 weekly. All interested invited to in. weekly. All interested invited to in spect our school and ask question. Nb connection With any school here' before. New England Auto School, 615 State St. S-ouvenir catalogue free. A 6s t P" 1 SITUATION WANTED By a strong Slavonian girl for general house- work. : 173 Pine St. A5bpo 1 FOR SALE. Lunch wagon, doing goo1 business. Enquire 1314 State street. A a S p o , TO RENT, Six rooms, second floor, gfcs in kitchen, $12.00. Inquire 138 Lindley St. . A 5 s po , MILLINERS WANTED. Experienced , makers and preparers. "Apply to E. H. Dillon & Co., 1105 Main St. . A 5 'b o SITUATION WANTED. By. middle aged man to work around green house, has experience. William Namt. ureens d arms. A 4 d LOST. A considerable sum of mos between North Bridgeoort ice house and Fairfield Ave. , Suitable reward if returned to Naugatuck Ice Co. A5bpo DANCE, at Perry's iHall, Thursday, Jan. 7. , Crane's orchestra, . Admis sion 25c. A. S. Perry, Manager. , A 4 u p o " A REFINED YOUNG WIDOW, con- sriuereo. attractive, no encumbrances, would like to correspond with a wid ower, or single gentleman, of good character about 40 years old. Mil dred L. Atherton, General Delivery New Haven, Conn. A4 upo THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 3fi Fairfield. avenue, begins -its next ses sion January 5th. The successful eperier?ce of this school in fitting men for many different universities, enables :t to so plan the work of its students that the usual time of prep aration is materially shortened. Such a result is insured also by the spec ial instruct icn given to every stu dent. A 1 d o GAS LAMPS, inverted, complete 6Sc: Ever Ready, 50c; Portable, complete with tube, $2. 50, at The Liberty, 1029 Broad St. Open evenings. T 30 tf o - , WANTED. Women to do light hand sewing in the ractory. Those who do not care to operate sewing machines will find this congenial and profit able work. No experience necessary Apply to The Warner Bros. Co. , T 31 d o WANTED. Sewing machine operators on corset work. Any women who have run foot . power machines can readily learn the work. Many prices have been raised, and all are held at the highest , point with plenty of work. Apply to The - Warner Bros. Co. T 31 d c POLO AND HOCKEY SUPPLIES. prices lowest in the city. Large'lin ; to select from at The "Liberty, 1021 ' Broad St. Open evenings. - T . 30 . tf o ' . CARD. READER. Advice on all af fairs, 25c. Mrs. Levy, 674 Madison Ave., 4th house above North Ave. G 6 tf. ' CASCA LAXINE tablets, the thing' for constipation and stomach, troubles. -' G 1 n WANTED.- Girl for 'general house- work. Apply 563 Fairfield Ave. - T 14 tf. o .. FRANK, Optician and Loan office, has removed to 1214 Main St. 12 tfo TO RENT. Newly furnished lodge hall several evenings. Inquire Augus: Seith. 75 State street, or Matt Wieler 128S Main street. " ' 1 4 gpj DR. WALTERS. DENTIST, 1 0 6 2 ; M a I n St. Office hours from 8 a. m. to 9:30 p. m. . Sundays 9 a. m. tn 2 p. m.::- - . . ' - P 23 o f i I - A ,'JMr - V. .'