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Partly cloudy tonight; fair
and colder tomorrow.
VOL. 45. NO. 295
Jeorge J. Gould and Son In Wreck, But Escaped TJnin-
. jured Victims Buried In River Bed Beneath
. -. , Weight of Huge Cars
Thrilling Tale of Conductor of Train Who, With Broken
iximb,' Crawled Up River Bank and Dragged Him
: self Two Miles to Send for Relief Not Known How
Many Lives Are Lost.
(Spec 11 from United Press.)
Charlotte. N. C-. Dec. 15- Twenty
persons are reported to hare been kill
ed and probably 40 Injured when Pas
senger Train No. 11 on the Southern
Ballway, speeding; south at the rate of
.35 rmlea an hour, jumped "from a tres
tle IS feet high and landed In Keedy
Creek, a few miles north of Greens
bore, early this norning.
The wreck was one of the most
frightful that ever occurred in the
history of southern railroading.
Without the slightest warning, sev
eral cars 'of the trains plunged from
the bridge to the bottom of the creek
below. There was a crash followed
the. muffled moans of the surviving
injured as they fought for life amid
the twisted and torn .wreckage. The
dead and injured were buried In three
feet of water.- News of the wreck
vas taken to Greensboro where a corps
of physicians and nurses was organi
sed and dispatched to the scene on
a special train.
George J. Oould. the New Tors: mil
lionaire, and one of his sons. Jay. were
passengers, but were uninjured, ac
cording to messages received here.
They were travelling In the only. sleep
er on the train.
The hero of the day vm Conductor
George Cable who was among those
precipitated into the creek. Notwith
standing a broken leg be crawled two
mi tea to the nearest telegraph station
where he gave the word, resulting in
the ordering of the relief, train.
As soon- as the surgeons and nurses
and wrecking crews had rescued the
Injured prisoners the special train was
started back with . both, dead and in- j
Jured. The latter 'were taken to St.
Lao's hospital. Among the dead are
the eiigUieei and fireman of the wreck
ed -train, v. They were the first, to go
down and the passenger coaches piled
dowq upon them In a crash that left
them! no chance for their lives. The
pilot of the engine stuck fast in the
mud and the following coaches and
sleeper bad the effect of a driving
hammer,- pushing the big iron struc
ture folly 20 feet under ground.
The wrecking crew is . busy up to
their- sraists in water digging for
dead who may be buried under the
train. Many of the injured may be
thus buried so the exact number of
dead couid not- be obtained.
Conductor George Cable, when inter
viewed this afternoon, said:
, "There was no premonition of what
was to happen. I was standing In the
: fCR FiatS, an ts. KOKOPOLY
; (Anecnia Sentinel.)
The Bridgeport fathers will do
no barm in emphasising the
rights of the people, versus the
privileges claimed by the trolley
company. 1 And they will be doing
- a particularly commendable scr-
vice if they insist upon the ran-
- sing of enough-cars u accommo
date every person who pays a
- nickel. And if Uiere can be any
special favors handed - out , to
working men aad women, it
should be done. ' The man who
stands at a machine all day. the
girl who tends counter all day,
the toiler on foot these are the
persona who, when they board a
trolley car to shorten their home
ward route and rest their weary
limbs, alio old get the full value
of their fares. They are mostly
mi note men ana
pelted to go and come at certain
- hours of the day, reliant, there
fore, opon a prompt, adequate
: service and osoally forced to take
whatever comes their way at the
parUeular time they are bound
towards work or are - returning
from it. When It comes to a con
sideration of Individual rights
-rrrsra corporate indifference,
sympathy is al ltheir way.
Iater on, the chief question
will be the same one which an
nually confronts trolley com
panies and vacationists, namely,
that of room on open cars. To
accommodate the winter travel
' ere in warm, well ventilated,
dosed cars, and to provide equal
ly wen for the open-air comfort
'of rammer patrons must be a
ureal problem for transportation
companies. Certain it to, also,
that the lack of cars sometimes
forces upon travelers no little
rioo.be whether to ride or go
v afoot. The saccess which Bridge
port has in convincing the trolley
.company thst improvements are
in order, and in bringing the
company to the point of making
them, will be watched with ln-
terest in other cities than Bridge
port. -
The Brotherhood "of Carpenters &
joiners held its .annual meeting last
: zht, Charles Stout was elected pres
ent; Joseph Kennedy, vice-president;
Srnest Elmendorf, recording secretary
;. O. Houghtonr financial secretary;
Vtlliarn G. Simpson, treasurer; Fred
rick Long, conductor; Martin L Kane
nictee; Otis Huntley, auditor.
-There was -a heated contest over
he election of delegates to the State
-4eration of Labor. Timothy A.
Flanagan. Martin I. Kane. John M.
Jriffln, and W. G. Simpson were
Tie delegates to the state associa-
ioa meeting are E. O. Houghton. Tim
:hy A. Fianagan. Edward Breen,
'red Martin and Ernest Klmendorf.
Former Aider-man John M. Griffin Is
be 'treasurer-of the state '-association
ju'ii be wU attend la that capacity.
aisle or one of the ears when I felt a
crash and then a sinking feeling as
though I were descending on a fast
moving elevator. Then there was an'
other crash and I felt a bump. Then I
found myself lying flat on my back,
with a broken limb. I heard the
shrieks and groans ail around and in'
cldentally heard the splashing of wa
fer. I knew then that we had Jump
ed the trestle and fell into a creek.
For some time my first impremian was
to get to safety. I paddled to the
bank of the creek. There I looked
around and I saw that a horrible
catastrophe had occurred, and being
practically powerless in the sight or so
many Injured people. It struck me that
the best thing to do was to get to the
nearest telegraph station.
"I bad to crawl on .my bands and
knees for two miles, but I finally got
there and gave the word. It was all
horrible. I never saw anything like
it. God only knows how many lives
are. lost In that little creek and now
many of the injured will die."
R. H. Russell, private secretary to
George J. Gould. ' was badly hurt, re
ceiving severe bruises and internal In
juries. Jay Gould was also slightly
hurt, being- bruised about the body.
The latest report from the scene of the
wreck states that the wrecking crew
believe there are many bodies still un
der the wreckage in the water and
mud of the creek.
Charlotte. N. C. Dec 15. At 2.30
this . afternoon it was believed cer
tain that the number of dead in the
wreck of Train No. 11. on the South
ern Railway, which went through a
trestle into Reedy Creek early . today
ill not exceed twelve. The earlier
report that twenty had been killed was
due to the fact that a number of per
sons were missing and were believed
to have been, caught in the mud and
water. Most of. the missing however,
turned up later at nearby farmhouses,
where their injuries were being at
tended to. ' -
Among - the more seriously Injured
are: Robert Russell. 14 East 41st.
street, -New - York; Burton Marye.
Roadmaster of the Richmond Division
of the Southern Richmond: Mrs. Mer
uit -T. Cooke. Norfolk; Mrs. Robert
Edmunds. New Orleans, la., and her
son Robert Jr..; H. L Wood. Pull
man superintendent. Norfolk, Wiley T.
Carroll, City Ticket Agent. Southern
Norfolk; William Carter, Danville, vs.
H. I Stribllng. Winston. N. c;
Stuart and Arthur Walterson. Bask
erville. Vs.: Philip Tell son. Civil- En
gineer. Southern, Greensboro. In all
2 Injured are in the hospital at
Greensboro. .
Street Lights to bs
Free in Three Years
(South Norwalk SentlneL ) .
The time when the city will
receive its street lighting entire
ly free as one of tiie benefits of
the municipal electric works was
quite an important point under
discussion last eyening at tbo
meeting of the board of estimate
and tarns! Ion, when that board
heard Superintendent Albert K.
Winchester, of the . municipal
works, and the ' electrical com
missioners on the budget for the
coming year.
John F. McMahon brought vp
the subject of dispeuftlng with
the- yearly appropriation for
street lighting. Superintendent
Winchester explained that it will
be possible in three years to cut
out the street lighting appropria
t ton and have the entire debt of
the plant paid as well.
It was apparent that to disp
ense with the street lighting ap -propriation
now or wait until the
plant is paid for la a matter of
The entire debt of the plant to
now 957,000. The profits for the
first nine months of lvOv amount
ed to $18,000 and for the year
will be close to S24.0OO.. In its
appropriation the city figures goo
per year per arc light. In the
commercial service there are now
from 815 to 820 consumer, with
the list being steadily enlarged.
George M- Eames was last nlsht re
elected a commissioner of the nark board
subject to the approval, as provided
by the charter, of the Common Coun
cil. Mr. Eames has served two years
under the new arrangement of the
park board, a commission of elKht
men with terms of eight years each.
The action of the board was unani
mous and ratified by Mayor Bucking
ham who presided. Commissioner
Eames and Clerk Cooney were in
structed to prepare the annual budget
of the department, to be presented
later in the month.
Three petitions for shower baths at
the park for use in athletic meets were
referred to a special committee of
two. Commissioners Seeley and Han
son. The petitions came from Har
vey C Went, physical director of the
public schools; Mayor Buckingham, as
president of the v Industrial baseball
league and from a number of manu
facturing concerns, such as the Crane
Valve Co. Bridgeport Brass Co.. In
ternational Silver Co.. Locomobile Co.
Burns Silver Co.. and others. .
Noted Democratic Leader
Miss Marguerite C wings, y
(Special from United Pres)
Stamford. Dec 15. Homer S. Cum
mlngs, former mayor of Stamford and
member of the Democratic National
Committee, was married at noon to
day In the Holland House. New York,
to Miss Marguerite T. Owings of Nor
walk. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Louis F. Berry of Stamford.
A wedding breakfast followed. Only
Immediate relatives of the bride and
groom were present.
After a southern trip the couple will
occupy their home at Shippan.
Norwalk. Dec. 15. Miss Owings was
a niece to the late Joseph T. Owings.
Much Heralded Removal of
Into Small Pile of Planks-Harbor Master Morn's
Has Basy Day.
The crowded condition of the harbor
made a busy day for Harbor Master
Charles H. Morris today. Boats block
ed the channel in two or three places,
and had to be moved to other quarters
to let incoming vessels reach their
bertha. The 'serious loss . which the
eleven acres of harbor .Kill be to the
city, which have been given to the
New Haven Railroad company, was
apparent even to those, who under
stand, little of the traffic of water and
its needs. Standing on the Naugatuck
dock the eye could follow the line of
the bulkheads which the New Haven
road will build and see how large a
portion of the roadstead will be turn
ed Into freight yards. Not only this,
but it was evident that the vessels
now at anchor in the basin will have
to move three-quarters of am He to the
new proposed basin on the East side
of the river, which is , not spacious
enough for the traffic ' of today and
Aldermen Tecide That Armaments Against firemen's In
crease Shall be Presented in Public.
Anyone who wants to kear the ar
guments of the members of. the Tax
payers' league before the members of
the Board of Aldermen, this evening.
can do so by presenting nimseir at
the city hall. Although the matter
as scheduled as a caucus of the al
dermen at which the taxpayers league
as to be allowed to appear exparte
there are several members of the board
of aldermen who have promised to see
that it will not be a star chamber
Besides the public and the report
ers being admitted Attorney Frank L.
Wilder, counsel for the members- of
the fire department will be given an I
Little Alva Bissonnette, a child of
twelve years, was a witness for the
state this morning which is attempt
ing to send her father. Napoleon Bis
sonnette, to the gallows for the mur
der of Rome P. Demery. Alva re
cited In detail the story of the crime,
from the moment her uncle, Rome P.
Demery, and her sister, Tina, enter
ed the Bissonnette home on Seaview
avenue, on the evening of Oct. 14 till
the llrlna of the fatal shot- The lit
tle girl told ol her acts as the "little
mother." how she, though only
twelve years of age, not only cared
for her mother, and the little strang
er, who had entered the world but a
few days before, but also got all the
neu:s, made ready the smaller chil
dren of the family for their school,
ar.a did all the housework. She told
cf the pittance her mother, herself,
ana the -other members of the large
It:iil, had to subsist on. while their
faiuer, she said, after his day's toil,
would come home, abuse them all,
and tuen going to the corner store,
wiiuii buy a steak and other choice
morsels, take them and eat them
himself. The rest of the family got
bread. The eldest daughter went to
the home of her grandmother for
protection; why the eldest son went
West. Two of the boys, though young
in years, were at the time of the
shooting living away f"om home. This
wti her story.
' The etuic closed Its case shortly
after noon, after calling the officers
urtiti wer. ennneoled with th ,11 mt
J of . Biksounette and the young men.
Takes Unto Wife Charming
who resided in the Vender hof Place
at 125 East avenue. Mr. Cummings
wss administrator of Owings estate
and it was in this connection that he
was first thrown into the company
or Mies, owings. The marriage was
the result of quite a pretty romance.
Mr. Cumm nci was but recentlv dl
vorced. . The members of the jOwings
umur ronoTea io ew ion snoruy
after Mr. Owings death. The bride is
handsome, finely . educated and an
The groom besides being prominent
in state and National Democratic poll
tics is a leading member of the Kair-
neia county Bar. tils nia wire i
a daughter of the late iWmmodore
Smith, a Stamford millionaire.
Naniatnck Wharf Condenses
makes no provision for th growth of
water business which will coma In the
next ten years.
The much mooted business, of tear
ing away the Naugatuck dock seems
not to have proceeded very far. The
dock is where it always stood. A few
pianks have been torn away from It.
IT, -"""MtteTTm -raid the Mayor would be al
The use of the dock as a public
wharf must of course be discontinued
when it no longer exists. This morn
ing something -iko a score of barges
were tied up to It. . They lay four and
five abreast. Four bad to hang on
by their bows and extended so far
toward the Steel Work Point as to
block the channel. - Harbormaster
Morris was obliged to have them mov
It was evident that the city needs
a public dock at least five or 600 feet
long and that a considerable revenue
will be assured it whenever it is
ready for the use of vessels.
opportunity to be' heard upon the ques
tion of the increase.
Although it Is Intimated that the
members of the league first desired
that the caucus should be held be
hind closed doors and that they should
be given a chance to be heard.
Several of the aldermen said that If
there was to be a caucus that anyone
who wanted to be heard should be
allowed to talk if he wanted to and
they positively refused to go into
closed session agreement.-
The matter is not a partisan matter
and it is said that nearly as many of
one party as the other are in favor
of over riding the belated veto of the
defeated ex-mayor.
one of whom found the pistol, and
h two who held Bissonnette before
he was arrested by Officer - ProuL
The defense called Francis Lapalme,
a friend of Bissonnette, who for 14
years had been acquainted with
Demery. Lapalme was on the wit
ness stand when the court adjourned.
Miss Albertina Bissonnette. who yes
terday afternoon was put through
most trying test, was aaraln called this
morning. She was asked anew about
her reasons for leaving the home to
live with her grandmother. She was
asked about her nervous condition.
and what brought it about. As she
stated she believed that her father was
crasy. and knowing that he had a re
volver she feared that he might do
"Did your nervousness at that time
Interfere with your seeing what was
done by your father and your uncle?
asked Attorney Judson.
"I saw what was done.
"How long did your father have the
"I know he had It for a year.
"Did he ever show you a permit?
"He never showed It to me."
"Your nervousness prevented you
from hearing what was said?" asked
Attorney Chamberlain.
"Yea It did."
; "Your uncle had said things about
your father?"
"He never did."
"When your uncle took his glasses
off. you became very much excited?"
"Yes. sir. very much so."
"You have never spoken to your fa
ther since the day of the shooting?
(Continued on Page 2.)
Renews Promise ( Gire Citj Better
Trolley Serrice and Cheaper
foe crrrs betterment
Easiness Men Begin Campaign for Pub
lic Utilities Commission.
City Clerk Boncber Ta'ks to Easiness
Sen on Practical Politics.
Before a representative gathering of
the organisation at the Stratfleld last
evening. Mayor Buckingham told the
members of the Business Men's Asso
ciation that a. large measure of re
sponsibility in conducting municipal
government is resting upon their
shoulders. He declared the time had
come when business men should keep
out of politics for the reason that po
litical activity might hurt their busi
ness, for, said he. anything to benefit
the city as a whole cannot but help
the business Interests of the city. - So
he urged the business men to enter in
to municipal affairs.' to accept munici
pal duties as members ef commissions
or committees when they were called
upon, and to give the officers "of the
government' the benefit of their exper
ience. He. made a number of suggestions to
the business men. with a view . to se
curing better Hghted. cleaner, less ob
structed streets: advocated the estab
lishment of an information bureau for
the convenience of the traveling pub-
ways anxious to receive complaints
where any department of the city had
failed to act noon them.
The Business Men's Association took
the initial step towards a vigorous
campaign for the establishment by the
next General Assembly of a Public
utilities Commission. The president
was instructed to appoint a committee
of five members to report at the next
meeting what wouldbe the most ad
visable steps for the association to fol
low, to work up public opinion and
enlist the sympathies of the coming
General Assembly on the side of the
public -as against the public service
corporations. .
Mayor Buckingham arrived after the
close of the regular business meeting
of the association. Just as the mem
bers. to kill time, had gone Into a dis
cussion of the public utilities commis
sion problem. During this discussion
it was disclosed that the State Bust'
ness Men's Association, with which the
local body Is affiliated and In the direc
torate of which It has representation.
had appropriated 1.000 to provide
means for a vigorous campaign in fa
vor of the establishment of such a
Mayor Buckingham, arriving from a
meeting of the Park board, was given
a hearty round of applause. His ad
drees was informal, and closed with
a general discussion among the ran
bers of the association and himself.
City Clerk Boucher addressed the bus
iness men briefly, and reminded the
merchants that if they desired to prove
a factor in politics they must have per
fect organization. He told them some.
thing of practical politics, and urged
upon them the necessity of acting as
a unit to obtain their ends.
Mayor Buckingham was introduced
by President Bolande of the Business
Men's Association. 'The Mayor said
he had been invited to speak, and had
not been assigned a subject, so he felt
Inasmuch as he was a member of the
organisation, he would take the liberty
of covering a number of subjects and
of touching upon a few topics which
might be embodied under the name or
Business men are beginning to real
ise." said the Mayor, "that the city
government Is connected more closely
than ever with their business inter
ests. In the past business men have
feared to take an active part in city
affairs. When men enter olltlc often
their characters are assailed. But in
the long run the business man who
lends honest and conscientious effort
to city affairs will not be the loser.
At the present time there is one
condition In which we are all interest
ed. that of the trolley service. Last
night was an example, when people
were piled Into cars, herded like cat
tle and forced to stand on each other.
It was almost impossible to get on a
car last night between 6:30 and 7
o'clock when the storm was at Its
height. We have a committee at
work of which two members are mem
bers of the Business Men's Associa
tion. Alderman Jackson being the sec
retary. He is taking complaints, in
vestigating and he is going to be of
greet assistance to the committee.
W e were, told by a representative
of the company that 40.000 people ride
dally, an income of 32.000. The com
mittee feels that this should guarantee
good service. Even thus far there
has been a slight Improvement in the
service, and the committee is confi
dent there will be more pro (frees in
thst direction. If not. the COMMIT
The conditions are disgraceful to a
city of this sise. We are attempting
to get the serv'ce the city demands and
is entitled to have."
Mayor Buckingham took occasion to
call attention to the inadequate rep
resentation of Bridgeport, in common
with other cities, at Hartford. Most
of the members of the 'Leglxlature. he
pointed out. knew little or nothing
about Bridgeport from personal obser
vation. The Legislature votes away
the franchises of the city, giving the
city itself a very small voice in the
conferring of these privileges, and
leaving- the holders cf the franchises
ponreiised of invaluable rights.
All we can do." said he. "Is to as
sist our Senators and Representatives
to the best of our ability and at the
same time we are overwhelmed by
superior numbers. To use a slang
phrase, we have, to take our medicine"
whether we want it or not. .The rail
road company, for instance, has the
streets. They were given to the old
Traction Company, then the C. R. &
L. Co.. then to the Connecticut Co.
There's not a clause in the charter to
protect the city. There is no re
course. They use their privileges to
their own advantage. When the bus
iness men wanted a grooved rail laid
in Main street. Mayor Lee worked hard
to get it for you. In the end. you
had almost to get down on your knees,
and even then you had to agree to give
mem something in return before they
conseiiteo to give me groovea ran to
' . ... , . . I
,vrrh.eub."c H 1 " a tep In
the right direction.. I am glad to see'
you starting early. I am in favor of
amendments to charters of corpora-
tions giving the city the right to con-
trol the use of the streets. I mean all .
corporations. ima coum oe none wim
recourse to the courts If necessary. If
you start with the public utilities com
mission and have a good foundation
you will find tthe corporaions willing
to concede more to the cities than
"It is cetainly a good sign that the
business men are taking interest in
such affairs, and showing the people
that they have some other considera
tion beside the matter of making a
dollar. In this connection I would
(Continued on Page 7.)
WANTED Experienced chambermaid.
Windsor Hotel. ap
TO RENT. Tenement of four rooms.
first floor. U2.00. T 15 s o
DON'T NEGLECT your feet. Don't
suffer with corns when Dr. Mans
field, the foot specialist, 201 Meigs
Bldg. can cure you. a
WANTED Large fat man, to act as
Santa Claus. Call at once. Tilings
Shoe Store, 1163 Main St. . a
TO RENT Six rooms; improvements;
103 Black Rock Ave. Inquire on
premises or C3( Lafayette St.
... . T-15 u p
WANTED Eight good trimmers for
Interior work to go to Rhinebeck.
N. Y., John Oough, 839 Railroad ave
nue.. City. T 15 d'o
STENOGRAPHER' First class male
stenographer. In reply state age,
. experience and the wages wanted.
Address C. O. A." care of Farmer.
T 15 bo
FOR SALE. Candy business -near
.center of city. Doing good busi
ness. Price very reasonable if sold
at once. Box 895 Bridgeport.
T 15 s p
Liederkrans Singing Society, Eagles'
Hall, Wednesday evening. Dec 15.
Tickets 25c Prizes of 32.50 in Gold
for Best Costume and $2.50 in Gold
for Funniest Costume. ap
WANTED. A bright girl for clerical
work in stock room,, one experi
enced in counting and tacking work
preferred. Hours 7 a. m. to 6 p.
m. Apply Union Typewriter Co.
T 15 a
WantVtwo office boys 15 to 17.
and onoW-o can use typewriter. 18
or 19. shqrfJtand not needed. Must
be quick and good character. Call
:15 a. m. - a
HOT WATER BOTTLES, air cushions,
rubber mats, etc Do you wondet
why people are grateful when yon
give such things? 'Tis like putting
your right foot first, at O'Neill's.
a -
FOR SALE In Nichols, 5 room cot
tage, good barn, carriage house ana
wagon shed. Ice house, three hen
houses, never failing well. Enquire
or address E. L. Vincent, Bridgeport,
R, F. D. 4. - T 15 d
FOR SALE. Violin, cellos, violos. bass
violos. Prices from ?a up. sola on
easy payments. Instruments taken
in exchange. . Fotch Piano Co.. 844
Noble Ave. T 10 t o
Bonnets. Beaver Hats, f ur Hats ot
all kinds. Mrs. Geo. Dunham. 1127
Broad street. Special line trimmed
hats for Christmas tTScle. Many new
winter shapes. T 15 V
vides special opportunities lor Doys
over twelve years of age who are
one, two. or three years below high
school grade. 14 3
PRICES have gone up and will go
higher, cover your boiler and pipes
now. J. F. Welsh. 114 Kossuth
street. H 18 tf o 6 3 1
OUR SPECIALTY Country Pork. Pig's
Hecks, and iirautwurst, at Nagel'a.
E. Main St. G15tfol3 5
GUINEA HENS. ducks. roasting
chickens, broilers, fowl, liver pud
ding, ssusage meat, bologna. B m
mos & Biltx. G 15 1 3 5 o
WHEN YOU WANT a good Derby or
soft hat. see Jim at i4 East Main
street. You know who, James J.
Sheehan. D 14 "tfo 13 5
PRATT'S CAFE. 137 Fairfield Ave., is
sure to have wnar-you want in ales,
wines and liquors - Do not forget
the fine free iunch served daily.
G 28 1 3 6 o
WE DO THE RIGHT kind of picture
framing at iowst prices. Standa.d
Art Store. 1219 Main St.. Stratneid
building. I '30 3 t
furters, home irnde meat loaf, fresh
daily. Peter Hron. 1216 Stratford
Ave. U 28 tf 3 6 o
We wish to express our thanks to
relatives and friends for their many
kindnesses in the recent loss of our
mother. Mrs. Catherine Rove, and
especially to those who sent floral
tributes. -
Attorney George E. Hill, presldenf
of the board of Police commissioners,
was kept busy today answering his
phone and receiving callers following
the announcement made in New York
yesterday of the approaching nuptials
of the well known lawyer and Miss
Catherine M. Utley 'of New York. He
was stormed with congratulations and
good wishes.
Attorney Hill disclosed his secret to
a party of Bridreoorters Lt the Tart
1 banquet in New Haven last evening.
--" engagement is tne outcome of a
romance begun in Europe last summer
when Mr. Hill was presented to Miss
utley for the first time,
Attorney Hill has taken a prominent
part in Republican politics, has been
county health officer for over, a de-
cade, and head of the nolim hnsiM
lour years. He is a former president
of the Seaside club,- also the Univer
sity club and the Bridgeport Bar as
sociation. He was the choice of the
Republicans for mayor In 1903, a year
of Democratic victory. . .
, Winsted, Dec 16. Wilbur Perry
caught a large flying squirrel bare
handed in his cellar. In Barkhamsted.
yesterday. It was eating apples in a
barrel when captured. Mr. Perry haa
the creature alive In a cage.
TO RENT Five rooms, all improve
ments. Enquire 1037 North ave.
" T 15 8 po
FOR SALE. $400 new upright piano
with scarf and stool. $175 if sold
at once. 174 Sixth St T 13 do
WANTED. Two connected furnished
rooms, private family, central loca
tion. Address, J. T., this office.'
- T 13 s o
FOR SALE. Beautiful upright ma
hogany piano. Will sacrifice 3100 if
sold at o.nce. F. Fotch Piano Co .
844 Noble Ave. T 10 t o "
PECK & SNYDER'S club skates 50
cents to J5.00 a pair at Challenger's
.. News Room,, ft Crescent Ave.
' T 11 d o '
tried the rest, now try the best. J.
N. McNamara's. East. Main St.
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PIANOS FOR SALE. 25 will be sold
at a saving of 3125.00. Chickering
Bros. Steinway. McPhail. R. s. How."
ard. Milton, also piano players. We
have pianos as low as $90.00. Easy
payments if desired. F. Fotch
Piano Co. S44 Noble Ave.
1 . T 10 t o '
FOR SALE. Square piano $10, tuned
and moved free. .Violin $5, cost $12.
Cello $15. F. Fotch Piano Co.. 844
Noble Ave. T 10 t o
cold lunch all day. Look in. corner
E. Main and Walter Sts. M. F
O'Connor. Prop. A 19 tf o 2
go higher. Cover your boiler and
pipes now. J. F. Welsh. 114 Kossuth .
St- 24 60
CONSTIPATED ? Bilious ? sick
Headache? Casca Laxine Tablets
knock them all. T o
TO RENT. Apartments at 302 Golden
mu i- seven rooms and bath. En
quire of owner. 441 Washington Ave.
T 3 tf. o
FOR SALE Block of 40' rooms, rent
for $1,335 per year. Good paying
property and a widow can't take care
of same. . Address Farmer office.
T 2 tf o
TYPEWRITING Mlmeographinc.
Notary Public Sears, 108 Meigs Bldg.
f P 17 tfo
TO RENT. Desk room with roll ton
desk. 416 Warner Building.
I 2 tf o
BRIDGEPORT Housecleaning Bureau.
Asnee. ruooisn removed. 4 S3 New
field avenue. Telephone 1316-5. Rajph
L. Miller. Prop. G 2 tta
FOR SALE. Single house. 7 roonsf,
good bargain. Leave your address.
Farmer Office. . H 27 tf. o
FOR SALE. Here is a chance to make
money. 4 family house. 20 rooms,
rents $900 per year. Leave your ad
dress at Farmer Publishing Co. of-
' fice. H27tf. o
A FINE combination piano and Ange
lus attachment cheap. Also upright
piano $50; square $15. Dial & Lee
Music Co.. 84 Cannon St.
H 19 tf o '
BEAUTIFUL new upright piano $160.
Angelus cabinet and piano, almost
new. $175. Dial & Lee Music Co..
84 Cannon St. . H '3 tf o
A FINE MILLINERY business for
sule. The stand is forty year old.
on the very best street in a very
prosperous ton. Rent very rea
sonable. A good, chanfce for a
bright milliner, or if preferred will
take partner. Must be a good mil
liner and understand the business.
Will sell on easy terms. Must know
on or before Jan. 1, 1910. For
particulars, address Millinery, this
office. T 13 d o
you to know-that we have no solicitors
representing as in Bridgeport but
that any furniture or department
store will take orders for ail work
done by us and guarantee satisfac
tion. Consult your local dealer be
fore sending your old feather bds
out to be made into folding feather
mattresses. Folding Mattress Co,
New Haven. Conn., formerly of
Bridgeport. H 18 tfo
I the undersigned hereby give no
tice that I intend to apply at the next
meeting of the board of Police Com
missioners for appointment as a spec- .
ial policeman.
T 18 so JOHN P. KELLY.

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