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THE WEATHER riti ran be obtained! toy NEWS BOYS, ! Unsettled toniglit; fair, )) colder tomorrow. ' "AT.ERS AND OTHF.RS. rter' 6 t look evenings, at the Ilornld News ll Stand. HI) rAltil'lLlJ) AVltAUi- J VOL. 48. NO. 26 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT - NEW INDUSTRY FOR BRIDGEPORT Company Formed, Factory Leased .And Orders Coming In -J.XIC J.UCC11 VIJ-IJJX CDOUX) Invention of John Rogers, to Be Made Here Its Salient Features Hugh Lavery Is Financial Offi cer. "The Ideal Compressor Co." is the latest industry to be started in this city. Articles of incorporation of the company were filed today at the of fice of the town cterk. The new concern bae leased a factory in Can con street and is already engaged in .manufacturing its product. About 50 hands will be employed as the "com pany already has a number of orders for the compressors which promise to revolutionize all fields where air com- " pressors and air pumps are in use. The . "Ideal" compressor is the in vention of John Rogers of this city, ' who invented a beer pump several : years ' ago which attracted consider able attention. In perfecting the compressor he has abandoned all the idets of the Rogers pump. He is the president of the new company and the secretary and treasurer is Hugh La very, head of Hugh Lavery & Co., wholesale liquor dealers at 725 Water "street. The new concern is capital ized for $25,000, and is said to have been able to find subscribers for many times this amount had the organizers desired to incorporate for a larger amount. One of the principal uses of. the compressor will be the compression of air for drawing beer, and a feature that will make it valuable in this line is that there is no packing or washers which deteriorate under action of wa- ter. Another feature of the invention is that tests alongside of the best pumps known on the market today are said to have proven that the compres sor will sustain pressure longer than any pump now on the market. By use of a gauge upon the com pressor the machine will furnish the exact number of pounds pressure " re quired. Whether used in dentists' offices, laboratories, barber shops, or saloons the exact amount of ' air re qu fed wi 1 be furnished automatical ly after the gauge has been set at the number of pounds Wanted. Ordinary city water, .PCeggur..ls.vfU . "that is needed tct, run the compressor, and the tests show that it is the or.ly air compressing device that can be operated without a waste of water. Once the desired number of pounds of air Is obtained the water does not continue to run, and pile up dollars of expense upon the water meters used in meas'ng the water. When the desired compression is se cured the water is shut off automat ically, and is released gradually or speedily as required to compress the amount of air needed, to meet the number of pounds set upon the gauge. The compressor gives in fact a pound of compressed air for a pound of wa ter. In the experiments made alongside of the best pumps on the market it has been proven that there wi'l be a saving of 50 per cent, in water con sumption alone by the use of the "Ideal" compressor, to say nothing of trfc. loss and extra cost that is over cj e, by doing away with packing ifl ! washers. if he new company will employ 50 hands because the compressor Is to be manufactured in large quantities from the start, as the management a'ready has a number of orders to fill and everyone who has seen the device has assured'the company that it will have the call upon the market. Law Limiting Women's Labor Constitutional Says Supreme Court (Special from United Press.) Columbus, O., Jan. 30 The Ohio law limiting women's labor to 54 hours a week, was upheld as constitutional, today, by the Ohio Supreme Court. Federal Grand Jury Dynamiting Probe Hearing The End (Special from United Press.) Indianapolis, Jan. 30 The beginning of the end of the Federal Grand Jury Investigation of the ai:eged dynamit ing conspiracy was at hand today. Final witnesses in the probe have been subpoenaed to appear tomorrow. The Federal officials say that, unless unlocked for complications develop, their examination will be completed by Thursday night. The Grand Jury will then proceed to take up the ques tion of indictments. It was expected today that 30 labor pleaders were likely to be involved. "The number of indictments, however, will be under this number, according to reports. This will be due to the grouping of individuals in some of the indictments. , Weather Indications (Special from United Press.) New Haven Jan. 30 Forecast: eloudy tonight, Wednesday fair, not much change in temperature. Light to moderate west to northwest winds. Rain or snow has been very general during the last 24 hours in all sections east of the Rocky Mountains. The trough of low pressure that was to the west of us, yesterday morning, has been retarded in its easterly move ment by an area of high pressure over Maine. It will pass over us during the afternoon and will be followed by clearing and colder weather, tonight. There has been a decided rise in tem perature in New England during the last 24 hours and a corresponding fall in the Mississippi valley. Conditions favor for this vicinity unsettled weather, followed by fair SUDDEN DEATHS OF TWO WELL KNOWN MERCHANTS SHOCK BKSINESS WORLD Henry T. Towe And William G. Coley Are Suddenly Stricken Former Dies In Store, Latter At His Home Towe Was Victim of Heart Trouble to Which He Was Subject Coley 's Death Due to Angina Pectoria Julius Kohlmaier, Partner of Towe, on His Honey moon In Bermuda. Bridgeport business circles were pro foundly shocked today by the sudden deaths, almost simultaneously of two well known merchants. "William G. Coley, proprietor of two hat stores, died suddenly at his home, 64 Grove street, at 10 o'clock this fore noon. Henry T. Towe, of the tailoring and haberdashery firm of Towe & Kohl maier, died with but a moment's warning, at his desk in the Main St. store. Coley's death was due, in the opin ion of his physician. Dr. C. P. Haller, to angina pectoris, a condition to which he was subject for several years, but of which his family was not aware. Towe succumbed to an attack of heart trouUe, to which he had been subject for a numuer of years. The death of Mr. Towe caused con sternation in the store, which was soon closed for the day. MT. Towe's .partner, Julius Kohlmaier who is in Bermuda on his honeymoon, was no tified by cable at noon of the death of his partner. Robert Beers and T. C. Cummings, fraternal associates took charge of the arrangements in connection with the bereaved family. Mr. Towe was about in his usual manner this morning. He -was stand ing at his desk in the store when he was seized with what his employes supposed was merely a fainting spell. He was subject to heart trouble. One of the clerks hurried for a glass of water as he sank into an easy chair near the desk. ... William Hindle, whose drug store is close at hand, hurried in with Dr. August F. Richter, who happened to be in the pharmacy. Dr. Richter re assured the frightened clerks who meantime at the instance of Mr. Towe, who still retained consciousness, di recji them to call his physician, Dr. F; "Mj Tukey. - Before tbq Is ttfrj'n' ar rival, however, Towe had sun from his chair, to the floor, and had ex pired. The deceased was a native ofrthi city. His widowed mother lives in East Bridgeport. He spent a num ber of years with the tailoring firm of Wilson & Rusling, where as a. sales man he obtained his knowledge of the tailoring business. His partner, Julius Kohlmaier, was a cutter in the em ploy of the same firm. They engaged in business together about 15 years ago and built up a suocessful trade. Mr. Kohlmaier was married last Wednesday. His bride was Miss Florence Hubbell, daughter of the late Major Howard Hubbell of this city. They were expected to be in Bermuda today. A cable was sent to apprise Mr. Kohlmaier of the demise of Mr. Towe. Mr. Towe is survived by a widow ROOSEVELT IS AT SERVICE OF NATION IF CALL COMES TO HIM, SAYS MR. ABBOTT Employer Of Contributing Editor Of Outlook Sure Latter Does Hot Want To Be President Again "But Would No More Refuse Summons to Be a Candidate Than He Would Refuse to Enlist for War" Authen tic Statement of Roosevelt Candidacy in Letter to Governor Stokes. . (Special from United Press.) Trenton, Jan. 30. "It was for his party and his country and not for Colonel Roosevelt to decide the ques tion of whether he is again to be a candidate for the Presidency. If they decide to nominate him I am sure he will accept. He will no more de cline their call than he would "decline to enlist if needed in the timje of war." The above quotation is part of a formal written statement over the signature of Lawrence Abbott, presi dent of the outlook Company, or which Colonel Roosevelt is contribut ing editor, sent, today, to former Governor E. C. Stokps, who gave the text to the united Press. This is the most authoritative an nouncement of Colonel Roosevelt s attitude. The letter in full follows: "The Outlook. 287 Fourth avenue, New York, Jan. 29, 1912. "Mv Dear Governor: In answer to your letter in which you ask me as one of Mr. Roosevelt's associates whether he would accept the nomi nation for the Presidency, I can state my views of the situation in a few words. "I have no authority to speak for him and what I say is my own in dividual opinion. But I have had Eom exceptional opportunities during the last two years not only to learn hii political principles but to see at times the intimate working of his mind and I believe I clearly under stand his attitude with regard to the discussion of his name as a presi dential possibility. "If Mr. Roosevelt is ever elected President again, it will not be be cause he seeks or wants the office, it will be because the country wants him in the offfice to perform a cer tain Job. He had all the political and and one son. Albert, . who was in the store with his father. He resided with his wife and son at 1200 Iranistan avenue. He is survived also by one sister, Mrs. Frances Horsfall of Elm wood avenue. The deceased was prominent in Masonic circles, a member- of Hamilton Commandery, K. T., of Bridgeport lodge, B. P. O. E-, of the Red Men and was also a well known member of the Algonquin club. William G Coley The death of Mr. Coley occurred at his home a few minutes after 10 o'clock this morning. He had not been in the best of health for up wards of a week. ' His family physi cian. Dr. Haller, had warned him long ago that his condition was such that he should guard against sudden attacks of the sort that provel fatal this morning. He was about his business as usual yesterday, and apparently in his ac customed good humor. He cloaed the Main street store last evening, and on reaching his home complained of feeling ill. He did not go to his store this morning, preferring to rest at home. He was about the house how ever, and was seated in a arm chtir when he was stricken. Mrs. Coley -and-he were . conversing when he was seized with a sudden pain, and arising from his chair he fell to the floor, lifeless. Dr. Haller was called but he found that death had been practically instantaneous. William Gilbert Coley was a na tive of this1 city. His father, George Coley, died suddenly in Newtown about two years ago in the same manner,, and his widowed mother died last fall. He was engaged in the hat and shoe business for a num ber of years in this city, as a sales man and in other capacities, until about six years ago he embarked in business on his own responsibility. He.. .opened - a ..snoeeasful shop- at 1156 Main street, known as "Bill's'- hat store, and recently branched ont by opening another store at 1302 State street. He conducted a hat store in Waterbury, for several years, but lately had confined his activities to this city. . Recently he opened a women's hat store making a specialty of tailored hats, wlrtch was located for a short time in the Farmer build ing. Mr. Coley was 4 3 years of age. He is survived by his widow, one daugh ter, Mrs. Perry Wallen, and an in fant grandson named for him, Wil liam Perry Wallen. He is survived also by three sisters, Mrs. James Marshall, wife of the millionaire hat man of Fall River, Mass., Mrs. Phil ander E. Abbott of Newtown, and Mrs. Charles Potter of Naugatuck. Mr. Coley was a member of the Sons of Veterans and of Pequonnock lodge, I. O. O. F. official honor that any man can pos sibly want. He accepted a nomina tion for the Vice-Presidency in 1900 when such a nomination was thought to be equivalent to political oblivion although he wanted to run again for Governor of the State of New York, in order to complete some important work in that office. But his friends told him that it was hia duty to sacri fice himself in order to strengthen Mr. McKinley's nomination and the cam paign for sound money and national financial honor. He accepted the nomination on that ground, although at the time both his friends and his enemies said that it would mean the end of his political career. "It did not end his career, how ever, for in 1904 he was nominated practically without opposition and elected by an overwhelming majority. In 190S he not only declined but put a stop to his renomination at a time" when such a nomination was equival ent to an election. "What possible incentive can there be to a man with his record of both European and American achieve ments and honors to enter the ardu ous, disagreeable and often disas trous contests into which the candi date who struggles for the Presi dency is inevitably plunged? "I am convinced that he docs not desire the nomination and will enter no contest to obtain it- But I am equally convinced that if his country men have still further need of his services as their Chief Executive, he will no more decline their call than he would decline to enlist if needed in time of war. It is, however, for his party and his country and not for him to decide the question. If they decide to nominate him. I am ure he will accept, if they elect him. I am sure he will serve. "I base my opinion on my own words. On the ISth of June, 1910, (Continued on Page 2.) MISS KIRK'S , VALUEJO CITY How Republican Of ficials Regarded Her Work ALLEGED BOoYlERASURE EMPHATICALLY DENIED Rejected Fine Offer At Col lector Cqoney's Urgent Solicitation The statement that Miss Carrie E. Kirk who was summarily dismissed from the office of the collector by Collector B. F. Cooney had been de lected by Mr. Cooney apparently in the act of erasing something from the books is emphatically denied by Miss Kirk. One of the reasons al leged for her dismissal is that she was so detected and upon being in terrogated by the collector concern ing the matter that she refused to give him any information. Miss Kirk says that she can hon estly and without fear of contradic tion say that no such erasure as that referred to took place although it is not an unusual thing f6r an account ant to make erasures when errors are made. The point she desires to con vey is that this excuse will not go for her removal because as it so hap pened she was not engaged in making an erasure at me time sne was saiu to have been Questioned by the col lector. The Farmer today was requested by a prominent Bridgeporter to say the following with respect to the situa tion in the office of tax collector: "Miss Kirk was one of the most valuable offlcia's in the employ of any city department. She was court eous and painstaking to all callers and was especialy valuable to those visit ors to the office who have occasion to seek accuratei knowledge concerning accounts. She was appointed under a Republican- official, former Collec tor Gotthardt, and retained under the administration of Col'ector John M. Donnelly for two terms. A Republi can Mayor, Henry Lee, made a close study of her work in the office of the collector at the suggestion of Mr. Donnelly, and so favorably impressed was he that he said she was wortq to the c.ty far more than she was re w'f Insf. ' He agreed to eee if he was able to do so that she would receive at least as much as the young ladies emp'oyed in the office of the town clerk, and through his efforts her sal ary was made $700, the same as that paid to the town clerk a staff. Mayor Lee had this change effected by the Legislature. This goes to show how valuable to the city as keen a stu dent of municipal affairs as Henry Lee considered Miss Kirks services were. "Neither Mr. Gotthardt nor Mr. Don nelly ever found any fault with Ms Kirk s work. On the contrary. Both officials always found it most satis factory. Miss Kirk showed an unusual- interest in her duties and fre quently worked many hours overtime to keep up with the work during- the busy seasons. "That portion of the pub'ic, particu larly the lawyers, tit'e searchers and others employed in similar lines who had daily business with the office, found Miss Kirk a veritable treasure of information. She was ever alert and obliging and her information was always reliable. (Continued on Page 2.) Bail For Woman Charged With Her Husband's Murder Judge Warmly Shakes Hands With Defendant. Saying He Could Not Conscientiously Deny Her Bail (Special from United Press.) Chicago, Jan. 30 Beaming with hap piness and confidence after escaping detention in a cell, while she awaits trial under an indictment charging her with the murder of her husband, Mrs. Rene B. Morrow received the congratulations of her friends in her beautiful South Side home, today. "The fact that I secured bail while under a charge of murder is unusual and it is my first victory," she said. "I have nothing to fear from the trial and my only dread was that I might be forced to pass the days in that dreary prison. Judge Cooper certain ly realized the flimsy nature of the charges against me when he an nounced without hesitation, last night, that I should be admitted to bail. I am certain the whole matter will col lapse before they attempt to bring me to trial." Judge Cooper, after directing the de tails for the filing of $45,000 bonds, descended from the bench and warm ly shook hands with the defendant and the bevy of solicitous friends who sur rounded her with their congratula tions. In making his decision, Judge Cooper remarked: "I could not conscientiously deny her bail." Attorney Erbstein, today, said that he will ask that the case be rushed to trial. He says he wants his client acquitted in quick time. The case will take its place on the docket in the criminal courts and a time will be set later for the formal arraignment of Mrs. Morrow. Weds, Handcuffed To Deputy Sheriff (Special from United Press.) Manchester. Jan. 30 Handcuffed to a deputy sheriff, Paul Obrenski. 23, was married yesterday, to Julia Mar zeski. 23. at St. James' Roman Cath olic church. The couple separated at the church door. The girl had Obrenski locked up on a serious charge and, after two days of reflection in jail, the young man agreed to give his name to her yet unborn child. FIRST PERSONAL TAX CASES IN CITY COURT, COLLECTORS UPHELD Offenders Today Allowed To Go Upon Pay ment Of Tax flext Comers Will Be Punished Those Who Believe Themselves Exempt Will Be Arrested Unless They Furnish Documentary Evidence First Ten Names and Cases Furnished by Collectors Prove to Be Entirely Correct ...... More Arrests in Latter Part of the Week J. Adam Hugo's Case Nolled W hen He Produces Proof of Ser vice in Militia Allan J. Kennedy Given Time to Pro duce Proof of Age. That all of the first ten warrants for non-payment of personal tax were perfectly correct and perfectly justi fied and that the personal tax col lectors had not made an error in the slightest degree, was amply demon strated when the first offenders for non-payment of personal tax were ar raigned in- the city court, this morn ing. Prosecuting Attorney DeLaney rec ommended to Judge Frank L. Wilder that offenders this morning be allowed to go upon the payment of the tax, and this course was taken, with the distinct understanding and the state ment by Judge Wilder from the bench that the next offenders will b severe ly dealt with and the court costs will be added on to the tax. The next warrants will be issued by Prosecutor 'DeLaney during1 the latter part of the week,' and if the offenders would save themselves money, they should "get busy" at once, for there were no mistakes in the first batch. Persons who consider themselves exempt, either through service in the militia, over age, or other causes must produce proof or they will be arrest ed. The -oUectors are not auppesed to take people's words for these mat ters, nor will ' they. Thow arraigned in the city court oi the first batch of warrants were John Adam Hugo, Frank Doria of 604 Og den street; Frederick Risley, 751 Kos Buth street; William G. Russell, 280 Stratford avenue; James J. Cunning ham, 265 Cannon street; Thomas Car roll, 1073 Madison acenue; and Allen J. Kennedy, 412 Central avenue. Of this number, Prof. Hugo's case was no. led, upon Mr. Hugo's produc ing proof that he is a member of the hospital carps- and therefore exempt through military service. The produc tion of this - proof was necessary, as the collectors are not supposed to take anybody's word for the matter. Mr. Hugo had supposed that the necessary proof had been laid before them, but someone to whom that matter was en trusted by him had overlooked it and in consequence Mr. Hugo was subject ed to the embarrassment of being ar rested. The case of Allen J. Kennedy, 412 Central avenue was continued to Sat urday under birfids of $10 to give him a chance to produce proof that he is over the age limit and therefore ex empt. This is another case in which the defendant entrusted someone else to lay the proof before the collectors and the matter was neglected, result ing in Mr. Kennedy's arrest. Mr. Kennedy had given his proof to a friend, but the-collectors did not have it officially recorded and Mr. Ken nedy suffered the annoyance or arrest because of this. The other cases were settled upon the payment of the tax to Collector James Holt, who represented the three personal tax collectors in the court room. Judge Wilder suspended judg ment .and allowed the accused to go on the payment of the tax, with the exception of Doria, who was charged with $1.50 additional as an interpre ter's fee. The court's action was taken upon recommendation of Prosecutor De Laney who considered that this would be sufficient for the first eases, but he explained to Judge Wilder that he would ask for a more severe penalty in the subsequent cases. "Let it be distinctly understood then." said Judge Wilder, in follow ing out the prosecutor's recommen dation, "that there will be no remis sion in the cases of the next men brought here, if I am on the bench." Both Doria and Carroll claimed to be over age. but neither had the slightest proof of their claim, and tUCU ('am "W mm? u v 6 a.v that." In this connection Prosecutor De Laney explained to a Farmer report er that a man's bare word that he is over age will not be accepted by the court, nor the personal tax collectors, but some satisfactory proof must be produced. "The birth records, church or par ish records, or similar documents would be satisfactory proof of a man's age, said Prosecutor DeLaney; "if these are not procurable a man has another source in the city rec ord, when he was made a voter. This record will show his sworn age at the time he was made a voter. If none of these proofs is forthcoming, the testimony of neighbors or old ac quaintances that the man in question has always been reputed by them of being such an age might be produc ed." Carroll, in paying his fine, tried to tell Collector Holt that he was never called upon to pay the tax. Collector Holt took just ten seconds to look up his records and told the astonished Carroll the day, date, hour and min ute, that the personal tax collectors called at his house. "Was I home?" asked Carroll. "No, but we left a bill showing that we had been there, said Mr. Holt. "Yes, I got the bill all right," fiaid Carroll, "but I thought you were coming again after the money." Probably lots of other people are laboring under the same mistaken de lusion that Carroll was. but they will all wind up in city court if they do not go to the collector's office and pay the tax. If the collectors have been to a person's house and left the bill, that is sufficitnt, in fact it is more than sufficient, as the collec tors are not even obliged to do this henceforth, and are only doing so in order to give the people every fair chance to pay up. - The names for the first arrests were selected by Prosecutor DeLaney by throwing a batch together in a hat and drawing out ten. It is a peculiar fact that of this .lumber, three of the eight arrested are well known musi cians and could make an excellent trio if they chose Prof. Hugo, Wm. G. Russell, and Frederick Risley. Cunningham, Russell, Carroll and Ris ey pleaded "guilty", Carroll mak ing the reservation that he was over age, but couldn't prove it. All paid their tax and left the city court breathing the air of entire freedom, no bonds being required, once the taxes were paid. The cases were all continued until Saturday, with the un derstanding that payment of the taxes would settle matters In the mean time. Mr. Risley said that he had been under heavy expense through d long illness in the family. Mr. Russe 1 frankly admitted that his non-payment of the tax was an oversight, pure and simple, and was compliment ed by the court officials for his hon est admission. Cunningham was ar rested at 6:30 last night, gave a $10 bond and before 7 o'clock was at city hall and paid up his tax. His bond was restored to him this morning. Three of the ten warrants issued in the original batch were unserved in time for city court this morning, but the names and addresses were right in every case, except one, when the cler ical error was not due to the personal taXr collectors, but was made by some one else in being copied from the list furnished by them. Two of the warrants probably will be served before morning without any trouble. The third warrant wilL be more difficult to serve, as the defend ant, a foreigner, has . changed his res idence. City court was exceptionally busy during the sett'ement of the personal tax cases, payment of the taxes, re leasing of bonds, etc. An amusing instance occurred when- Christopher Curran, arrested for drunkenness, and released under suspended judgment, stepped forward and paid his personal tax. Curran had been an occupant of the prisoners' pen throughout 'court He watched the fuss and bustle while the tax cases were being settled and heard Judge Wilder say that the next cases would be severely dealt with. As soon as Curran was released he rushed over to Collector Holt as fast as he cou'd and said that he wanted to pay his personal tax, right away, quick. Collector Holt made out the receipt and Curran handed over his $2 bill. The next batch of warrants will not be out until the end of the' week, thus giving delinquents one more chance to make good and avoid arrest. Business Men Ask For Reduction Of Duty On Sugar Petition Presented to Congress man Reilly With Request to Press Matter in House (Special from United Press. Meriden, Jan. 30 Not satisfied with word from Attorney General Wicker sham that the socalled sugar trust was under investigation, several local businessmen, today, petitioned Con gressman Thomas L. Reilly, to ask the House of Representatives to re duce the duty on sugar. The tax, cites the petition, amounted to two cents per pound on refined sugar. This was excessive and unjustifiable, it was said, and leading sugar refin ers were quoted in support of the contention that the sugar industry in this country did not need protection. William H- Hawes, a local reformer, Inspired the petitioners. "The tax on sugar is paid wholly by the consumer," went on the com plainants. "And it is an unnecessary burden on one of the principal articles of food. While this country is one of the greatest fruit producing countries, its exports of preserved fruits are very small on account of the high price of sugar." $47,000 Subscribed To Secure New Norwich Industry (Special from United Press.1) Norwich, Jan. 30 Popular subscrip tions for $47,000 have been received toward the $75,000 required to insure the coming of the Thermos Bottle Co. to this city. The "boomers" expect to secure the necessary pledges in day for the fund. The $75,000 will be new industry, the manufacturers hav ing aerreeri to lease the buildine- st n good rental figure. Announcement was made, today, that the Fish Marine Indicator Com pany, of New London, has decided to remove its New London plant to Norwich. JUDGE'S PLAN PLAGES A BAN ON JEER-CAN Camels Can Go Seven Days Without Drink; Herein Three Who Can Go for t 'Year So They Think. ; But If They Should Falter . and Coddle the Pail They Must Cool Off Their Heels for a Month in the Jail. Come oh ye camels and gather around, a bunch of your rivals in Bridgeport are found; you can go without drink for a week, t iia true, but we have three men who are better than you, three men tried and true who will go without beer or liquor or drink for the space of a year. The cases arose inour own city court when three men who went scouting last night just for sport acquired too much of a load to ba lugged and the first thing they knew they were all of them jugged. Today at the bar they were linei up again, not the bar where - you. drink but the prisoners' pen. "It charged you were drunk," and the" all replied,1 "S:r, did you you I wa drunk? We i, then, frankly. I were.'" Judge Wilder at this turned part way around and gazed at the pe-i with a judicial frown. (That "frown doesn't rhyme with "around" we agree but o"ur pet has License 6003.) "Masterson, Otleman, Curran. yon three," said the judge, "give your closest attention to me. You may ail of you go for a month in the jail," (here Masterson, Orleman, Curran turned pale.) But "mercy is tempered with jus tice," they say, and the three were not yet to be taken away. "How long," asked the judge, after doinsr som thinking, "will the three of yo'J promise to go without drinking? "Can you do for a year without get ting an edge and faithfully promts to stick to the pledge?" The thre in the pen here replied as one man, and bowed to the judge as they an swered "We can." "Judgment suspended," then statad the court; "to the .probation officers make your report; and I warn yoir there'll not be another repentance; it you swallow a drop you must serve out your .sentence." - ! Three happy prisoners filed from tap room with their visages free frjm a traces of gloom; for a year they can' drink, but their plan is detected; they won't take a drink, but they'll have it injected. PROBATE COTRT. Joseph Lomnitzer was appointed administrator of the estate of Ma? deMna Alexovitz in the probate court today. UNCLASSIFIED FOR SALE. New high grade piano. Owner in sanitarium. Must sell to pay treatment. Piano, care of Farmer. ap DAJTCE given by F. S. Shaw Wednes day evening at Grange hall, Main Sk, Stratford. Music by Shaw's or chestra. Admission 25c person, a WANTED. 500 couples to attend the 9th annual dance of the Bridgeport Gaelic Athletic Club, on Friday evening, Feb. 2nd, at Lincoln Hall. Risley's orchestra. Prompter, J. J. O Neil. A 30 o 2 3 5 THE STGN of the big T, 1301 Strat ford avenue, near Union, stands for Albert Tiska Artistic Haircuttins. shaving, etc. Children's hair cut ting a specialty, "As you like it." A 30 a o tf. 2 Jan. 30, 1912. I hereby give notice that I will pay no bills contracted by my wife, Edith May O'Rourke. Signed, A 30 bp HENRY J. O'ROURKE. FtRS 1TUKE of 6 room house for sale cheap. 47 Hanover St. A 29 b po WANTED. Cottage at Laurel Beach for summer months. Address B. M.. Farmer Office. A 29 o JOSEPH SAVORY can be found at W. H. McCoombs' barber shop, over Douglas Shoe Store, Main street. A 29 tf. o YOUNG LADY desires position as bookkeeper. References and ex perience. Address Bookkeeper, this paper. A 29 bpo BOMMOS BILTZ. We will havn tresh sausage meat every day from now on. I IS tf. o FOR SALE. Fine new cottage, larg-? high lot, $100 down, ba'ance month lv. Cottage, care Farmer. A 27 a p o RABBITS, last of season. Bratwurst at Mark Nagel's, G"2 East Main St. H 21 tf. o 1 a : FUR SALE. At Tesiny's Fur Shop comprising of fur nets, i-eparate muffs and scarfs. Repairing alter -i ing at manufacturers' prices. ?S? Main street. A 1 9 a VALENTINE CARDS. tine assort ment, each in envelope. South worth's, 10 Arcade. D 16 tf. o WHY HAVE YOUR watr pipe freeze wnen you can avoid it by aavmg them covered and .save plumbing bills. Estimates cost you nothing. J. J. Welsh, 114 Kossuth St. A 20 g p o YOU BETYOU we don't leave town until we feed those gold nsn and hear that Grosser Automatic Band Orchestra Von. Lipsic Efitchiai.dt. Entree. Libre. 12 to 12. Royal Rathskiller, State St. A 9 a po GOOD SECOND HAND National Casin Keglste'- for sale cheap. Address P. O. Prt 16. City. S 2 tf . o TRY A BOX of Casca Laxine tablets for constipation. 25 cents. H 1 - o FOR SALE. Second hand lnmbef. bricks, stones, firewood. Apply Old Car Barn. Barnum Ave. T 2S p 'Classified." ads n inside png of this paper.