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VOL. 45. NO. 116
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1909
PRICE ONE CENT
BRAVELY AGAINST FROST
OF MINISTERIAL COLDNESS
(Chapters of St. Andrew May
Not Be Organized With
out Consent of Rectors,
Which is Frequently
Withheld in New England
tew England Assembly,
Now in Convention De
cides Upon Broad GSttige
Policy and Will WorkUo
Bring Men and Boys to
Kingdom of Christ.
Amendment . Confining
Work to Men and Boys of
Church Voted Down In
teresting Addresses Made
Delegates Are Enter
tained by Local Assembly
At the 21st annual convention of the
New England Local Assembly. Broth
erhood of St. Andrew, this morning, in
the Burroughs Memorial Chapel. Sec
retary S. W. Dalllnger. secretary of
the Boston Local Assembly, In making
his report stated that the Brotherhood
of St. Andrew, which is organized for
the purpose of spreading Christ's
Kingdom among men, had not grown
In Boston as much as in Connecticut
and Rhode Island, because the clergy
men of Episcopal churches in Massa
chusetts have not given their consent
to the formation of chapters of the
Brotherhood In connection with their
It being one of the laws of the
Brotherhood that the consent of rec
tors must be obtained prior to the or
ganization of a chapter, the work was
estopped whenever consent was re
fused, and can not grow unless min
isters change their minds and look
upon the society with more favor. He
stated that the principal reason given
iby the rectors for not favoring the
establishment of chapters was that
they had looked over their parishes
and were of the opinion that they did
not have the right men to act as direc
The secretary declared It would be
an excellent thing if the ministers
could change their views and under
stand the work of the Brotherhood.
John E. Bo lan, president of the Neif
'England Local Assembly, said. In re
spect of the foregoing, that he wished
It could be made possible to call to
gether 60 or 60 of the clergymen who
are opposed to the Brotherhood, in
order that a committee of the Assem
bly might meet with them and discuss
the work thoroughly. He-believed that
such a talk would change the minds
of the ministers and enable the Broth
erhood to expand.
The convention Is being held under
the auspices of Bridgeport Assembly
which is composed of the chapters! of
St. John's and St. Luke's church of
this city and Christ church of Strat
ford. Bridgeport Assembly, with five
others, make up the New England Lo
cal Assembly. The other assemblies
are of Boston. Portland. Hartford,
New Haven and Providence.
When the session opened this morn
ing 116 delegates- had registered and
It was expected that about 30 more
would arrive during the day. At 8
o'clock the delegates went to holy
communion and at 9:44 heard an ad
dress of welcome by Rev. William H.
Lewis, rector of St. John's church. At
10:15 the business meeting was called
to order bv Chairman H. H. Hemlng
way of Watertown, national council
member for Connecticut.
Reports were read by George L.
Barnes, secretary of the New Haven
local, E. J. Jones, secretary of the
Hartford local, S. W. Dalllnger, of the
Boston Local. Frederick Townroe, of
Stratford, of the Bridgeport Local.
The report of Secretary Westervelt
of New England Assembly, showed
that the membership of the Senior
Branch had Increased during the year
from 87 chapters to 91 chapters ana
from 753 members to 784 members,
while the Junior branch had increased
from 40 to 43 chapters and from 340 to
351 member The total membership
for all New England is 1,135. The
total membership in the United States
Is between 30,000 and 40,000.
The greater part of the morning ses
sion was taken up in making a new
set of by-laws. Delegate Dayton of
Boston, one of the older members of
the convention, made a motion that
the object of the assembly be "to
spread Christ's Kingdom among men
and beys of the church." Several
young men Immediately objected, up
on tho ground that the organization
would be made a close corporation.
The amendment was finally changed
to read "to spread Christ's Kingdom
among men and boys."
There was an address by Hubert
Carlton, who is the general secretary
of the Brotherhood in the United
States, and a recognized authority on
"Boy's Work." He spoke on "The
At 12:45 there was a luncheon at the
T. M. C. A. banauet hall, Gilbert and
At 2 o'clock a special conference for
Juniors took place, with Ralph W
Jones, secretary of the Good Shepherd
- Chapter, Hartford, presiding. The
theme was, "My Chapter." George E.
Mansfield, New Haven. spoke on
"What It Should Be" and Fred Stoll,
Hartford, spoke on "What It Should
At 3:30 o'clock there was a general
conference with Secretary Westervelt
presiding. The theme was "A Good
Chapter." Leonard V. Webb, field
secretary of the Brotherhood, spoke
upon "Its Officers." George L. Barnes,
vice director of Trinity College, Hart
ford, spoke on "Its Meetings." Arthur
H. Kinney, of New Haven, spoke on
"Its Work." Rev. E Livingston Wells,
this city, spoke on "Its Rectors."
The officers of Bridgeport Local as
sembly are B. G. Johnston, secretary;
Clarence Koote. treasurer. Frederick
Townroe. chaplatn, Rev. Franklin H.
The members look forward to the
address which is to be made to-morrow
by Rev. Fr. Frederick H. Sill, of
the Order of the Holy Cross, who is
in charge of the Kent School at Ken.t,
Conn. His theme will be, "A Boy's
He will be followed by Hubert Carle
ton, who will speak on "A Man's Re
poosfbility." The farewell service
will be held to-morrow nieht at
o'clock under the "leadership of Robert
ti. uarainer, president of the Brother
hood in the United States.
LET CONTR ACT,
A NEW BLOCK
Estimated Cost of Struc
ture is $30,000 and Height
Office Building for Bridge
port Coach Lace Company
Sun Parlor to Be Added
to Stratfield Hotel Mort
graees and Real Estate
Sales Building Permits.
The Lyon heirs, whose affairs are
handled by Attorney Henry T. Shelton
who is himself one of the heirs, have
planned to greatly improve the corner
of Golden Hill and Water streets
where the Atlantic stables stood for
many years. The contract has been
let to the W. A. Smith Building Co
to erect a $30,000 brick building on the
site, which will cover an area 105x106
feet, and be two stories high. The
foundations will be put i,n heavy
enough to carry a five story building
so that the size of the structure may
be increased at any time in the future.
There will be five large and commod
ious stores located on the ground floor
and the second floor will be rented
either for light manufacturing, stor
age, or offices.
Figures are being received for the
contract of building the handsome new
home which Sigmund Loewith contem
plates building in Clinton avenue, at
a cost of about 118,000. It will be two
stories high, with the lower story of
brick and the second story of stucco
and wood. It is from the plans of
Leonard Ashlem, son-in-law of Mr.
Loewith. There., is a fireplace in each
of several rooms, and all the finish is
in hard wood.
Plans drawn by Architect Ernest G.
Southey are being figured for an of
fice building for the Bridgeport Coach
Lace Co. in Wood avenue. It will be
two stories high, of brick, fireproof
construction, with brownstone trim
mings, steel beams and gravel roof.
The heating will be by steam. The
company has recently completed a
large factory building, and it is prob
able that several additional changes
will be made in the near future, owing
to the increasing growth of its busi
ness. Among the permits issued by the
Building Commissioners was one to
Samuel H. Wheeler for an addition to
the Stratfield Hotel. The building is
to be a sun parlor for the guests of
the hotel and will be located directly
over the power plant of the concern.
The transactions in real estate
showed an increase in number dur
ing the past week. Twenty-six trans
fers were recorded, as against 20 the
same week a year ago. The amount
loaned on mortgage was $127,375.
Permits for new building, the aggre
gate cost of which reached $109,325,
were granted1 by the Board of Build
ing Commissioners at the meeting held
last evening, the business for the per
iod exceeding that recorded for any
previous week in many months. They
were as follows:
Bridgeport Brass Co., brick mill
building and power house, east side of
John Clancy, two-family frame dwell
ing, east side of Gem avenue.
Joseph and Ida Re, one-story brick
building for stores, Crescent avenue.
Patrick McGee. frame office build
ing, north side of East Washington
Lake Torpedo Boat Co., one-story
blacksmith shop, and one-story frame
addition to storage building, Seaview
Felix Romstech. frame addition, west
side of Housatonic avenue.
Samuel H. Wheeler, one-story add!
tion to Stratfird Hotel, on the south
side of Chapel street.
St. Vincent Hospital Corporation.
brick addition to hospital, east side of
Frank Hovac. four-family frame
structure, Newfield avenue.
The Bridgeport Motor Works, frame
shed, Nichols street.
John Fitzglbbons, frame addition to
residence. North avenue.
Vito Pace, cellar walls for house on
A. W. Wallace estate, addition to
residence, Grovers Hill.
Albert G. Reynolds, auto barn, west
side of Pleasant street.
ON $1,000 BOND
(Special from United Press.)
Hartford, May 15. As a result of a
shooting affray on the East Side last
night Antonio Trepasso, aged 27, was
arraigned in the police court to-day
and his case was adjourned for one
week under a bond of $10,000. The two
victims of the assault, Joe and Luigi
Groutz, brothers, are in the hospital
suffering from bullet wounds but wil)
The shooting, which took place last
evening, was the result of an alterca
tion between Trepasso and another
Italian, Guiseppe Guzzi and the Groutz
brothers. According to the victims
Trepasso drew his revolver and fired
three shots at Luigi. all of which took
effect while Guzzi fired at Joe and
wounded him in the head. Guzzi made
his escape and is still at large but
Trepasso was arrested at. his home.
Another Italian. Benzenso Giuliano,
said to be implicated in the shooting
was also arrested and held on a charge
of breach of the peace.
No weapons were found on the pris
oners but the police discovered a re
volver and a knife under the steps of
the freight house on Morgan street
near the scene of tfe shooting.
jWf ' ' v.-"'"
M'Dermott Hay Open Saloon, But Who
Will Reimburse Him for Loss of
County Commissioners Say 'They Can
notCity May be Asked to do it
Decision, in Appeal of Jesse A. Stew
art, Sustains County Commissioners.
Judge Howard J. Curtis has handed
down a decision in the appeal of Jesse
A. Stewart from the County Commis
sioners, that is regarded as being
about as near to a rebuke to the
methods pursued in the case as a
court often gets.
Joseph McDermott, made an applica
tion for a license for a saloon, in Nortli
Bridgeport. McDermott had formerly
conducted a saloon at the west end of
Berkshire Bridge, but had not been
successful. He had conducted the
place so well that there was no objec
tion to him as being an unsuitable per
son. Burt the Law Enforcement League
objected upon the ground that the lo
cality of the proposed saloon was not
Attorney Edward K. Nicholson with
drew from the opposition and Attorney
Jesse A. Stewart took his place, it was
said as the representative of former
prohibition candidate for governor,
Matthew E. O'Brien. No contest was
had before the County Commissioners,
but appeal was taken directly to the
Upon this procedure Judge Curtis
puts the seal of his disapproval, in a
memorandum of opinion which sus
tains the commissioners at every point.
The opinion says:
The procedure in this case of
making no contest before the Com
missioners upon the remonstrance,
but first contesting the matter in
this Court is not to be commend
ed. The Commissioners have sole
power to issue licenses. The Court
cannot be substituted in their place
directly or indirectly.
The Court upon an appeal has
before it for determination but
1. Have the Commissioners act
2. Have' the Commissioners ex
ceeded or abused their power?
The appellant claims that the ac
tion of the Oomimissioners was il
legal because the place licensed
was under certain statutory prohi
bitions. 1. That the place licensed was in
a purely residential section of the
2. That the place was not in an
efficiently policed part of the city.
3. That the place was unsuit
able. Both appellant and appellee have
treated the portion of the City
bounded by Madison Ave., Federal
St., Main St., and North Ave. as
the "section of the town" and "part
of the city" in which this place is.
In this section there are already
seven groceries, one saloon, a bar
ber shop and several minor places
The Commissioners In finding
that this section was not a purely
residential section clearly did not
misapprehend or disregard that
statutory qualification, and no ex
cuse or abuse of their power or il
legality in their action appears in
From the evidence it appeared
that this part of the city was in the
regular beat of a policeman and
protected to the same extent as a
similar section of the city south of
North Ave. The extent of the beat
in distance and the character of
the locality is not such as to In
dicate that the finding of the Com
missioners that this was an effi
ciently policed part of the city was
made under misunderstanding or
disregard of that statutory qualifi
cation and that they acted in ex
cess of their power or illegally In
As to the suitability of. the place
on general grounds: the evidence
does not disclose any unfair, arbi
trary, unreasonable or impartial
action or misapprehension of facts
or law on the part of the Commis
sioners or any unsuitabllity so
manifest as to Justify a conclusion
that the Commissioners acted Ille
gally or improperly' in granting the
license. It is to be borne in mind
that the County Commissioners
have sole power to issue licenses.
The -mere fact that some other tri
bunal might possibly decide other
wise under given conditions, is not
a sufficient reason for a Court to
revoke their, action. It must ap
pear that they acted illegally.or ex
ceeded or abused their power Tin
der misapprehension or unreason
ably or unfairly.
Judgment may be entered em
bracing the finding that the place
Is not found unsuitable and that
the Commissioners did not act il
legally or in excess of or in abuse
of their, power, and that their ac
tion is confirmed.
Now the question is, who will reim
burse McDermott for the loss of license
value during the three months that the
license was unused. He has made a
demand upon the County Commission
ers for a refund of a pro rata amount.
They have replied that they have no
authority to make such a refund. It
is probable that a demand will be
made upon the city, which gets the
major portion of the sums paid for
licenses within the city limits.
Boy Taken From Freight
Train Asks for a Chance
to Make Something of
Elmer Gilson, the 14-year-old boy
who was taken from a train in this
city three weeks ago, was discharged
this morning in the City court under
the supervision of Probation Officer
Canfield. James Flanagan took an
interest in the boy who appeared to
day in court wearing a new suit of
clothes. He created a good impres
sion. The boy says his parents are
dead and that all he wants is a chance
to make something of himself. He
will be given an opportunity to do this
in thi city.
MUST FLY OR
Hostilities j Between Inven
tor and Editor Are Tem
porarily Halted While
Former Makes Last
If Machine, to "Navigate Air
Does Not Work Soon,
Whitehead Will Take $100
and Beach Will Get the
Worked, But His Brains,
and Backer Couldn't See
Gustav Whitehead, the inventor.
who has been working on a flying ma
chine for several months past has got
to fly soon or else Stanley Y. Beach
one of the editors of the Scientific
American, will take the flying appar
atus himself an tfy to work out the
problem of aerial navigation on his
own hook. Whitehead is now the de
fendant in a suit 'brought against him
by Beach and there has been an agree
ment made between- them whereby
Whitehead1 has got t6 perfect the ma
chine within two months or accept
$100 cash and part with the machine.
The inventor has set up his tents in
Fairfield, Just west of Mountain Grove
cemetery, and is working on the air
ship in the lot where the West End
club plays ball on Sundays, and most
any day he is llkelyto get aboard and
sail over to Stratford where he will
moor the ship to the w.eather vane on
Mr. Beach's barn.
The reason Mr. Beach became angry
with Whitehead and sued' him, was
that he was paying him $15 a week to
work on the airship, and Mr. White
head did not seem to him to be work
ing. Mr. Whitehead replied to the
accusation that thinking was the prin
cipal work of an inventor and that It
was not to be expected that the Scien
tific American man com Id see his brain
The break came one day when Mr.
Beach took some friends out to see
Whitehead and asked him to start the
motor and give a little matinee per
formance, like circling around the
Mr. Whitehead informed Mr. Beach
that it happened to be Sunday and the
whirring of the motors would disturb
the Sabbath, and besides he was of the
before he fie'
it shBMlH be advertteedi postmen to-day for taking part in the
iw tovSETgrving iscarel'strike. This makes a total of more
to the several religious sects who were
watching for the millenium.
Mr. Whitehead has made several
successful flights in aeroplanes, and
there are many people who believe that
he will surely conquer the air.
ARE ROUNDED UP
Boys on Parole from the
State School at Meriden
Arrested for House
Breaking on Reilly Street
A gang of youthful burglars was
rounded up by the officers of the Sec
ond Precinct station last night. Short
ly before midnight Patrolmen Walker
and Dempsey discovered an attempted
burglary at the store 98 Reilly street
The would-be burglars Jumped, fences
and gave the policemen a sharp chase.
After a run of half a mile over fences
and through back yards Michael
Shornskey was caught. Later John
Hrasce was arrested and brought to
the Third Pricenct station. Both of
these boys are on parole from the
State Reform School at Meriden. The
large number of petty burglaries on
the East Side which have occurred re
cently are laid to these boys.
(Special from United Press.)
New Haven. May 15. Forecast:
Showers and cooler late to-night and
The disturbance that was central in
Kansas yesterday morning is now cen
tral near La Crosse. Wis. It has pro
duced heavy local showers from West
ern Kansas north eastward to the lake
region and New England. A good rain
has fallen over most of the corn and
wheat belts during the past 48 hours
Thunderstorms were reported from the
central and eastern sections and frosts
from the northwest.
Conditions favor for this vicinity fair
weather followed by showers late to
night and Sunday.
WALL STREET TO-DAY.
(Special from United Press.1
New York, May 15. Although some
steadiness was displayed in the first
few minutes the market later ruled
generally irregular. Union Pacific was
the strongest of the railroad group ad
vancing five-eighths with Reading, aft
er a little hesitation, following it on
the upturn. Erie opened five-eighths
lower but recovered part of this loss.
Traction issues fell one point and Con
solidated Gas was fractionally lower.
At 11 a. m.. price movements in the
half half of the first hour were gen
erally narrow and without much im
portance. The larger bull interest
seemed to continue their policies
throughout the early trading. In line
with the position taken by them sev
eral days ago. Consolidated Gas was
down slightly from the highest.
Government bonds unchanged; other
Closing. The usual liquidation gen
erally noted at the end of the week
wa about the only feature of the final
dealings. Selling by room trade;;
caused a reaction of nearly one point
in Consolidated Gas and Reading lost
of a point from the highest figure
of the day. The Third Avenue Trac
tion continued its downward movement
but In the majority of other shares the
changes were confined to small frac
tions. The market closed quiet but
Government bonds unchanged; other
CHECK FOR $1,000.
Miss Alice Josephine Ryan, of No.
137 Clinton avenue, daughter of the
late Margaret tcyan. has received a
check for $1,000 from the Ladies of the
Maccabees of the World. Mrs. Ryan
was a member of Seaside Hive. No.
Should Federation Decide
Not to Call One Postmen
and Telegraphers Would
Fail in Their Efforts.
Business Being Conducted
With But Little Interrup
tion and no Further Addi
tions to Ranks of Strikers
In All 600 Postmen Dis
missed. (Special from United Press.)
Paris, May 15. Paris Is waiting to
day to see whether the General Fed
eration of Labor calls a general strike
sympathy with the strike of the
postmen and telegraphers. It is gen
erally believed that the Federation
will not order a strike at this time as
the sentiment of the various unions
composing it are not all in sympathy
with the strikers. If a general strike
is not called the postmen and telegra
phers' strike will be a thing of the
past by the first of next week.
Reaiiing the necessity of obtaining
help from other trades the postmen to
day are making a heroic effort to have
a general strike called. The fact that
the railroad employes have postponed
the announcement of a referendum
vote on a strike is believed to be in
dicative of the desire not to become
Involved in a neral strike.
XlltJ HI L Uii LIUIl III pUSLiU LI1U LC1C-
graphic circles is unchanged from yes
terday. Business is being conducted
with but little interruption and no fur
ther additions to the ranks of the
strikers have been made. Telegraph
wires all over the country are being
cut and this furnishes the most serious
Minister Barthou of the Department
of Public Works dimissed 313 more
than 600 dismissals.
CONGRESS TO ACT IN
CASE Of CENSUS
If Administration Should
Decree to Dismiss North
His Friends Want to Be
Convinced that a New
Man Be Placed in This
(Special from United Press.)
Washington, May 15. If the present
inquisition into the methods of S. N.
I. North, director of the census, which
is being conducted by the officials of
the Department of Commerce and La
bor, should result in an appeal to
President Taft unfavorable to the di
rector, Congressional inquiry will be
made before the census bill providing
for the decentennial enumeration is
passed. This Is the declaration made
today by friends of the director in
Congress. They say if the adminis
tration should decree to dismiss North
they will want to be convinced that
it is for the best interests of the gov
ernment that a new man be placed in
his important position on the eve of
the taking of the census. This will
mean that Congress will be in session
well into July, they say, because it is
necessary to take .some kind of action
on the bill this summer.
The census could be taken under the
old bill but money would have to be
provided to carry out its provisions
It was learned today that late yester
day afternoon a dozen women em
ployes of the census bureau were sum
moned and questioned as to how much
of their time they put In at govern
ment work and how much in assist
ing the director of the census in the
preparation of magazine articles.
Other questions bearing on complaints
that have been made against Director
North were asked and answered.
Other witnesses from the bureau
were called today. It will be digested
by the officials of the Department of
Commerce and Labor and presented to
Secretary Nagel of that department.
MAYOR LEE CANNY
Will Seek More Light Be
fore He Says Whether He
Will Run Again, or Not.
Mayor Lee does not know whether
he will be a candidate for renomina-
tion again this Kail or not. He was
asked to-day if he intended to again
to be a candidate. He replied. "I have
not given the matter consideration and
will not for at least two months id
He also said that the question had
been broached to him by several of
his friends, and that all he had heard
upon the subject was on the favor
able side. He wants to learn the un
favorable view before he decides what
he will do.
DEATH OF SMITH.
(Special From United Press.)
Hagerstown, Md., Mey la. Gerrit H.
Smith, a nephew of Gerrit Smith, died
here today. He was 79 Tears of aere.
-XSmith was a native- of New York.
WATT HOUR IN DETROIT
IS LITTLE MORE THAN TWO CENTS
Cash Cost of 2,000 Candle
Power Are Light Per
Year in Neighborhood of
$33 How Public Light
ing Commission of Middle
States City Does Business
Figures from Its Last
Report Startling to East
erners New England
Practice Said to Date to
Customs of Indians, When
Puritans Landed at Ply
(Special to the Farmer.)
Detroit, Mich., May 15. Somewhere
in the wide, wide world, there are peo
ple who still believe that the citizens
of a city cannot conduct their own
public utilities. It is said that the
species are confined largely to New
England, and that they have the idea
as an inheritance from the Indians,
who were found throughout all the
New England Country when the Puri
tans landed at Plymouth Rock. The
Indians had never conducted public
utilities upon their own account, and
it was therefore, as it is believed here,
argued that the thing could -not be
done on the rock ribbed soil of the
furthest east in America; also why had
it never been done during the centur
ies of Red Man's occupation. "Tell us
that, will you?" every body said. But
in this middle and western country
th&r laugh at anybody who dates back
tohe aboriginals on this question. We
have a man in a museum in Detroit,
now, whose sole claim to draw his
salary is that he is the last Westerner
who believes in the private ownership
of public services.
That electric light controversy in
Bridgeport, Conn., has filtered through
to us, and our people have been shock
ed at the idea that anywhere in this
enlightened country there are people
so wrapped in superstition, so besotted
in Ignorance and so incapable of con
ducting their own affairs, that they
will pay 11 cents per kilo watt hour
for electricity, and then be obliged to
fight a law which prevents them, as
private persons, corporations and so
on, from making thejr own.
We of Detroit own our own electric
light works and ourSwo water works.
Our trolley cars are in private hands
and so are our gas works. But the
price at which these companies shall
sell their commodities are fixed by the
Council, subject to the supervision of
the courts. We trust our courts in
this country. We are not afraid to
give rate making power to the munici
pal legislature, because we know that
the courts will prevent injustice being
done through the exercise of the pow
But my task is to show the cost of
manufacturing electricity for lighting
purposes. I will proceed to the Work,
following with accuracy the last re
port of the Public Lighting Commis
sion of Detroit, which shows that our
city has "some" Electric Light Works.
Our total output for the year was
7,182,255 kilo watt hours, of which
some 5,601,648 kilo watts went into 3,
374 arc lights of 2,000 candle power each
while the balance went into incandes
And what to you think that it cost
the people of the good and enlightened
city of Detroit per kilo watt hour for
electricity. Now, Mr. Easterner, don't
It costs .02003 cents per kilo watt
hour. This means two cents and
three one thousandths of a cent, for
the benefit of those who are not ac
customed to decimals.
This was the actual cash cost to De
troit. But the Public Lighting Com
mission keeps a pretty good set of
books, and for the benefit of the con
tumelious it figures the cost with
profits added in and also a very large
allowance for depreciation, and a prop
er allowance for lost taxes, because the
plant, not being private, is not taxed.
This other cost is called the gross
cost. It is;
.03185 cents per kilo watt hour.
That fromi eleven cents, Mr. Eastern
er, is how much in the municipal arith
metic of Bridgeport.
Now let us have the cost of one" of
those 2,000 candle power arc lights of
the very latest kind, which burn from
gray twilight until dawn. The table,
from which the report of the public
lighting commission, follows:
Cost of Arc Ldght.
Depreciation on discarded arc
Depreciation at 3 per cent, on
Profit at 4 per cent, on Invest
ment, Lost taxes on investment.
The figures on our water plant are
even more conclusive as to the benefits
of public ownership. The average cost
per family for a year's water here is
about $4. But more of this another
time. The subject before us is elec
tricity. Our total investment in our plant,
up to 1908, was less than $1,000,000.
There are dozens of dinky privately
owned lighting plants throughout the
East, doing a third of the lighting our
plant does, that are capitalized at $2,
000,000 or $3,000,000 and raking in the
profits on those figures too; right out
of the pockets of the Easterner who
says, and believes, that the people, are
so craven, so cowardly and so foolish,
that they can't do their own lighting.
"People who are born to be plucked
will probably die without feathers," as
the old saying goes.
IN SUIT CASE
(Special from United Press.)
Jamestown. N. T.. May 15. The boc
of a three day old Infant was found
in a suit case that had been in the
baggage room of the Erie railroad sta
tion for the past ten days. The suit
case was left in the sitting room of the
station. The case was opened this
morning and the body of a child, well
developed, was found. Pinned to the
clothing was a ten dollar bill. Nothing
about the clothing or the suit case
gave the slightest clue to the ldtentity
of the child.
The Topic is Central in Longj
Hill, Where the Family of
the Plaintiff is Prominent
Frederick P. Gabler, of Trumbull. '
son of Peter Gabler, the well to da'
Long Hill cigar maker, has brought
suit against his wife, Marabell Gabler,
formerly of Trumbull, but now of
parts unknown, on statutory grounds.
There is no co-respondent named, but !
he alleges offenses are said to have'
been committed In Bridgeport, Trum
bull and New Haven, between Jan. 1,
1909, and the day of the complaint, i
Marabell Rugg married Fred Gabler, J
Nov. 4. 1904. Mrs. Gabler. the defend
ant, has not been seen in Trumbull for
The case has aroused interest in the
villages of Trumbull and Long: Hill,
because of the prominence of thet
AGED MRS. CURTIS
(Special from United Press.) 1
Wintbrop. Conn., May 15. AJ vigor- j
ous search is being conducted in this
section to-day for some trace of Mrs. j
N. F. Curtis, an aged woman who dis- !
appeared from the home of her son on !
Wednesday last. No trace has been '
discovered of her whereabouts and her?
family entertain grave fears for her
safety. The old lady, S it is said, is i
mentally unbalanced and disappeared '
a few weeks ago but returned after an V
absence of 24 hours.
FOR RENT Desk room with window!
space. 58 John St. R 15. jp
GET THE ARGOST or Cavalier at
Wood's "Smoke-shop", 61 Cannon St.
SOME PLEASURE in living since Dr.
Mansfield cured my corns. 201 (Meigs
Bldg. Afternoons and Sundays. a
FOR SALE. Upright piano. Hat Rack.
Large Rubber Plant, Parlor Mirror,
Climax Bed, Bureaus. A bargain.
149 Golden Hill. , - ap
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TO KENT. Suite of rooms Ratable
for physician; also three connecting
rooms. 467 State St
R 15 d p o
STRAW HATS made to look like new.
Cleaned and pressed 25c, new bands
put on 25c. At the Annex, 1036 Main
St., Tel. 1090.
TO RENT. Five rooms, all improve
ments, 150 Center St., $10 per month.
Very desirable four room flat, 364
Benharn Ave., corner Coleman, $13.
Inquire 660 Washington Ave.
B 15 b
WANTED. Man. Must be willing tt
learn and capable of acting as our
representative; no canvassing or so- ,
liciting; good income assured. Ad
dress National Co -Ope native Realty
Co., 935 MJarden Bldg., Washington,
D. C. ap
FOR SALE New two family houses,'
12 rooms, Noble avenue near Roose
velt St., James Spargo, Room 109
Warner Bldg., or 1285 Noble Ave.
Warner Bldg., or 1285 Noble Avenue.
R 15 bpo
TO RENT. 3 five room tenements, cor. '
Bast Main and Maple Sts. R 13 spo
TO RENT. Very desirable 6 room flat
174 Grove St. R 12 upo '
TO RENT. 7 rooms, all Improvements,
steam heat furnished, 590 Park ave
nue. Tel.2801-4. U 28 tfo
TO RENT. Flat 4 room, set tubs, etc
Inquire No. 79 William St. U 29 tf .a
WANTED. Experienced body machine
ironer at once. Good wages.
Bridgeport Steam Laundry.
U 2S tf o
CASCA-LAXINE TABLETS cure bil
iousness and constipation. Follow tha
direction. U 12 o
WHIST AND PINOCHLE Masonia
Temple. Monday, May 17, afternoon
and evening. Fifty beautiful prises.
Grand prize large Smyrna rug.
R 14-b p o
FOR SALE. Low prices, reasonable:
terms. 2 new shore cottages Walnu
Beach. New 2 family houses. School
St.. Beachwood Ave. and Fairfield
City. Lamson. 1969 Park Ave.
R 14 s p O
FOR SALE. Near Stratford Center,
family residence, fine condition, all
improvements. Box 189, Stratford.
R 12 d p o
WANTED. Girls on all branches ot
corset making. Apply to The War
ner Brothers Company.
R 11 d o
DANCE. Given by The Loncsomj
Pour Club, at Perry's Hall, Thursday
evening, May 20, 1909. Music by
Speidei's orchestra. Tickets, 25 cents.
Admit one. R 12 d p o
FOR SALE. Almost new solid oaK
upright piano, $125. Cost $350 recent
ly. Perfect condition. Big bargain.
Easy payments if desired. The M.
Steinert & Sons Co., 915 Main St.
R 12 uo
WANTED. Experienced1 girls on pa
per lmjx ajau Leu smau girn
to learn box making. Apply to Pa
per Box Department, The Warnel
Brothers Company, Warren and At.
lantic Sts. R 11 d o
FOR SALE. Columbia five-passenger,
four cylinder automobile, 24-28 horsi
power, 1907. Recently overhauled
and in first-class condition. Hat
top, magneto, glass wind shield
Presto gas light, five lamps, new
tires. Can be bought very cheat
and demonstrated at any time. Cal
at Miller Motor Car Co., 554 FairHeH
Ave., Bridgeport. Conn.
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