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THE FARMER: JANUARY 30, 1912
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CREAM CORN. 3 cans 25c f OLD PLANTATION PEAS . .3 cans 25 c J GOLD BAND PEACHES. large can 19c FANCY SLICED PINEAPPLES large can 17c STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES. . .can 17c y GEYSER BRAND EGG NEW ROLLED OATS WASHINGTON CRISP 3 large pkgs 25c FRESH MADE GINGER SNAPS lb ec BEST BREAD FLOUR y8 barrel sack 76c FANCY EVAPORATED PEACHES. ...... .Yb 12c NEW MEATY PRUNES . . . . . . . . .... .... .lb 8c NONE BETTER MINCE MEAT. 3 pkgs 25c FINE QUALITY TABLE SALT .2 bags 5c OUR FINEST COFFEES lb 25c, 28c, 31c, 34c PARKER HOUSE JAMS, assorted 3 jars 23c CLAREMONT SLICED BEEF (in glass) . : . jar 13c LARGE SALT MACKEREL each 6c DO NOT FAIL TO WATCH FOR THESE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EACH TUESDAY EVENING 9J-102 GOLDEN WALL- STREET TODAY (Special from United Press.) , Xew Tork, Jan. 30 Opening Al though there was some irregularity In the early trading on the stock mar .ket, today, the leading stocks showed pronounced strength and some sub stantlal gains were made. DIED. CELLEY. In this city, Jan. 29, 1912, Albert B. Celley. - Friends are invited to attend i the funeral from hia late residence, Xo. 251 Harral avenue, on Thurs- day, Feb. 1, at 8:30 a. m., and from ' - St. Augustine's church at 9 a. m. -Ill HI Jll til L A L ... L. .11' lit. I i cemetery. A 30 b 2(LKY. In this city; Jan. 30th, 1912, Wihiam G. Coley at his home, 64 ; Grove St, aged 43.years 7 months.. : a p PiiDLE-r Entered Into rest. ' In this : - -ity, Jan. 25, 1912. George Porro Poole, son of William J. and Anne ' Chedwiek Poole, aged 25 years, 4 r months, 8 days. Friends are invited to attend - the funeral from St. George's Epis copal church, corner of Colorado and Alaplewood avenues, on Wed nesday, January 31, at 2:30 p. m. Burial at Lakeview cemetery. A 29 b SMITH, In this city, Jan. 28, 1912, Hugh P. Smith, aged 30 years. Friend.g are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his aunt, Mrs. John Dean, No. 7 Carson street, on Wednesdty, Jan. :51st, at 8:30 a. m., and from St. Patrick's church at 9 a. m. Interment at St. Michael's cemetery. A 29 bp ROCK. In this' city, Jan. 29, 1912, Mary Tierney, wife of James T. Rock. Burial from her late heme at the convenience of the fahiily. A 29 b Spring Flowers Daffodils, Freesias, Hyacinths, Tulips Cut or in Pots JohnReck&Son Tel. 739-3. 985 MAIN STREET CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND FLORAL WORK . .. . ? James Horan & Son 1 FLORISTS 2 Choice Gil Flowers HAWKINS, FLORIST STItATIT i:l,I BOLDIXG gglT Monuments ARTISTIC LASTING Plant operated by pneumatic cuttlug and poli.sliinii tools HUGHES & CHAPMAN SOO STRATFORD AVEXI7E Pliono Connection Rl tf J MISSION CANDLES Sotnctlting new for you. Tly are made one inoli square and about nine incites I"n. They come in pink, red. yellow, green, b'ue and white, sj Jendid for decoration or for practical uf Something new in the way of a bras candle holder that sells for J 5c. Caudles of all kinds for all purposes, including little ones for birthdays In all colors, at JACKSON'S BOOK SHOP, 986 MAIN STREET PLUMS large can 18c ".....'-.- 7 lbs 25c HILL, STREET IN Miss Kirk's Value To City (Continued from Page 1.) "After the fast election Miss Kirk was offered a responsible DOHitinn with a well known local business house and so informed Mr. Cooney. The latter assured her that he desired to retain her services and that she might be impressed with his sincerity told her wwing.y sign any contract she had prepared. She heard rumors that she was to be succeeded by a young woman and told Mr. Cooney so. He assured her there was no truth in the statement but after Mr. Cooney had failed to retain Mr. Reilly, fol lowing what was regarded as an ap pointment of Mr. Reilly she felt In order that she should be protected if were necessary for her to have a con tract. , She was told by a number of lead ing Republicans that the plan was to retain her only long enough for the new force to accustom itself to th eroutine of the office when she was to be let go. This was why a contract was made. Mr. Cooney called in for mer City Attorney Cullinan and re quested him to draw the contract which he did and it was signed. Miss Kirk continued along as for merly, and was told that her work was to be along the same lines as previously. In. the ear'y part of the present month she begun to notice that things were not as pleasant as formerly, and this fact was made most impressive when the new sco'.lector de ducted a half hour from her lunch hour, and fault finding with her work became quite common. It was evi dent to Miss Kirk that influences were at work to make it disagreeable for her. evidently with the hope that she would resign. She was forced to remove from a desk she had occu pied for years and was placed in tne darkest corner of the room. Other annoyances fol'owed. One day Miss Kirk told the collector that all she asked from her employer was the respect that was due a lady and that she would demand. The following aay she received copies of typewritten rules which have publicly been criti cised as unreasonable and unneces sary. Refusing to resign though knowing full well that such, an act on her part would prove most agree able, she continued to work under the conditions imposed until final'y on Saturday morning last Mr. Cooney de manded that she surrender the key to the office and told her she was dis missed without further notice. Then followed in very rapid order the filling of the place by John T. King's book keeper. HIT BY STONES FROM BLAST; AWARDED $275 Judge Scott Finds in Favor of Hobart Jacobs and Also Gives Decision for Arthur "Waldron Against Belle Island Improvement Asso. Judge Scott of the court of common pleas handed down decisions in two cases this morning. In the action of Hobart B. Jacobs of Greenwich against Elbert N. Clarke, a Milford contractor, the court awards Jacobs damages of $275 and costs. Jacobs sued for $1,000 damages. He alleged that on Nov. 7. 1910 while walking on the Boston Post road, Greenwich,- he was struck and injured by flying stones from a blast. Arthur Waldron of Norwalk, who sued the Belle Island Improvement as sociation, is awarded damages of $108. 13. He repaired a road on Belle Isl and, a fashionable summer resort, near Norwalk, and claimed he was not paid. Washington Super-normal chil dren "children geniuses," numbering 4 per cent, of all pupils, should hayi separate ' instruction, fsav.i a' commit tee appointed by the Federal super intendent of instruction. YOUNG STRIKER BAYONEHED BY STATEJOLDIER Stuck Through the Back, Boy Lying in Lawrence Hospital at Point of Death According to Police, Wit nessing Squad's Charge, Wounded Lad Was Doing Xo Wrong. (Special from. United Press.) Lawrence. Mass., Jan. 30. An 18 year old Syrian striker was bayonet- ed, today, by a member ef a squad of Massachusetts militia on Oak street. The boy was stuck through the back lika a pig as he ran with seven com panions before an unprovoked charge of the state soldiers. He is lying at the city hospital at the point of death. It is the first time the blood of an unarmed citizen has been shed by armed soldiers in Massachusetts, the cradle of liberty, since British red coats fired into the mob of Boston ians at the corner of State and Dev onshire streets, where the historic Boston massacre occurred. The wounded boy, John Rami, ac cording to the police themselves, who witnessed the blood letting, was doing no wrong. The bayonetting occurred shortly after 7 o'clock, this morning, but so fearful were the authorities ; that news of the boy's injury would ' arouse the strikers to revenge, that ! they exerted every means to hush the affair up. News of it did not leak ,-.11 until . Kami, according to eye witnesses of the affair, was walking along Oak street with seven companions. As they neared a corner of the street. where a squad of eight armed militia men were standing, one of the boys said, jestingly: "There are the soldiers now. Let's have some fun with them." Immediately the man in charge of ; the squad ordered the soldiers to : charge. Rami, unable to run as fast as his companions, brought up the . rear. His steps were slightly retard- ed by the slippery pavement and he appeared to stumble. As he did so, one of the militiamen caught up with mm ana thrusting viciously forward stuck his bayonet into Rami's back. The boy screamed and staggered forward. He ran a few more steps ana ieii, rainting. Officials jtt tne hospital where he was taken would not say how far the long knife bayo net entered his body but it was ex pected he would die at any moment. " Another Sensation. A, sensation is expected, today, un less powerful interests are successful in Quietly hushing the matter, fol ow ing the arrest of John Breen, under taker, school commissioner and poli tical boss, who is charged with con spiracy in regard to the three "dis coveries" of dynamite, one week ago Saturday. When the dynamite was "found" by police, reports were sent out broadcast that the strikers had brought it here to blow up the- mills. It has since been stated, officially, by police who worked on the case that the strikers were not guilty. Seven Syrians, however, are still under -arrest. They were arrested In a house where dynamite waa "found." Breen's arrest, late last night, caus ed a great sensation. He furnished the tips which led to the "discovery" of the dynamite. Breen has heretofore refused point blank to tell the police how he was able to give them the tips or where he got his information. Wherever it was, he got it far enough in ad vance to fonewarn the bureau of criminal Investigation in Boston on Thursday, a.9 that bureau's reports showed, today, and to ask that a personal friend be assigned from Bos ton to the case. Local police author ities said, today, that Breen asked that Inspector Kelliher and Patrol man Woodcock be assigned to assist in running down the "dynamiters." Both these men are close political an personal friends of Breen. The police found nothing. Breen told them where the dynamite was and, drawing a rough map of the place, said he would go with them. They returned alone and found thi dynamite wrapped in brown paper. TO OVERAWE STRIKERS. State Troops With Loaded Rifles Pa trolling Every Avenue Leading to Mill Section in Lawrence. Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 30 The grim, truth of the textile workers' strike was realized by all Lawrence, today, when state militia, their rifles .loaded and with a double allowance of ball cartridges in their webbed belts, pa roled every avenue leading to the great mill section of the city, the business section and the aristocratic residence quarters. The mill owners' demand for additional troops to "overawe" the strikers was granted by Governor Foss and all through the night additional armed men arrived to join the small army already here. The soldiers were ordered by their oflcers to prevent rioting at any cost. Last night's demonstration, which re sulted in the accidental killing of one woman a striker hit by a stray bullet, and in which police and strik ers fought hand to hand, numerous heads being broken, was responsible for this order. For the present, it was stated, martial law will not be declar ed, but the manner in which pedes trians were compelled to move on and the streets and avenues kept clear, was an example of what may be ex pected if the authorities later decide to suspend the civil law in order that the big mill owners may bring Im ported strikebreakers here to run their mills. The strike leaders ordered their people to obey the law carefully. A blinding snowstorm kept many off the street and there was no truoble of any kind during the early hours. The snowstorm aided in keeping the work ers in their homes but also added greatly to the suffering of the em ployes. Thousands of the strikers are without food and fuel. It was feared there would be many deaths from star vation despite the best efforts of the strike leaders to care for all. There are 21 companies of infan try and two troops of cavalry on the ground, today. In addition, the police force had been increased to 200 men and the mill men had 2,000 armed "de tectives." By order of Colonel Leroy Sweet ser. in command of the troops, all of the avenues leading to the mill prop erty were guarded by a double line of soldiers with their pieces loaded with ball cartridges. The order to the officers was that no persons were to be permitted to congregate near the mill property, that no more parades nor mass meet ings were to be permitted and upon any utterances by the strikers, which could be construed as incendiary, to Jail them. The efforts of Governor Foss to end the strike, it was said, will probnblv nrove futile. The strikers are suspi cious of his good faith in the matter, because of his action in seeding the most powerful fo-ce of militia used n strike duty in Massachusetts In re cent years lo operate against them. ; INSANE HUSBAND SHOOTS WIFE, STEALS HIS BABY AND SETS HOUSE AFIRE fsncxi'i! frrtm TTmitrl PrpsR. 1 I . Collinsville, Jan. 30 In a fit of in sanity, John Kenefeck, 29, a Hartford rubber worker, .shot his wife at the home of her parents, in this city, to day, stole his only child and then set fire to the house. Telephone alarm brought a posse of citizens who were kept at bay for half an hour by the armed maniac firing from behind a tree In front of the burning residence. When his ammunition gave out Kene feck surrendered and was locked up. During the exchange of shots, the ba by rested beside the insane father In a shirtwaist box. Mrs. Kenetck's wounds in the neck and arms are not necessarily fatal. The home was destroyed, its inmates escaping at the rear while the battle raged in front. The baby was unin jured. Kenefeck had attempted to shoot the infant in the arms of an aunt but the latter escaped with it. Later the .maniac discovered its hid ing place, a shirtwaist box, although he seemed to have forgotten his for mer murderous impulse. The couple had no.t lived together for sometime. Mrs. Kenefeck twice rejected his plea to be taken back, this morning, and the shooting fol lowed. . ' . , Apparently calm, the young husband arrived at his father-in-law's place, this morning, and asked for his .wife She refused to have anything fo do with him, sending word that she nev er wanted to see him again. At once Kenefeck left the vicinity and appar ently intended to make no trouble. On his second visit, however, he forced his way into the house. Meet ing his wife's sister. Levinia, with the .in,,itnmiiciir with the issuing of an open letter to the mill owners saying they shouia at once resiuie wage scale, paying 56 hours pay for This morning. Strike Leader Ettor said tne otter oi tne uuvemur nothing," asserting that the only way the strike can be settled win De ior the mill owners to deal directly with the officers of the union. Ettor com mented bitterly on the arrest of John J Breen, member of the school board j vavnr Rreen. foi "planting" the dynamite, the finding of which was responsiuie iui nc ing into the city of the first reinforce . . r. rif militia Krppn was to be ar raigned in court, today, when he was expected to pieaa not gum.y bail for examination iawr. "Breen planted that dynamite to discredit our cause." said Ettor, "and . . jn v,ovA loft- nothing un- MUVLJl 1 ' - " , done to leave the Impression that tne strikers were an ioreign uw". DEMOCRACTS" MEET HERE MAY I AND 2 Endorse Baldwin's Candi dacy for President (Special from United Press.) New Haven. Jan. 30. The Demo cratic convention to nominate dele gates to the Baltimore National con vention will be neia in Jtiriagepori, May 1 and 2. This action was taken this afternoon by the Democratic State Committee. Democrats of the state in session, today, declared themselves unequivo cally in favor of Governor Baldwin for president of these United States. That Governor Baldwin's name will v n.AeontcH fn tbc national conven tion at Baltimore for President seems now certain. Governor Wilson is likely to be second choice of the Connecticut delegation. ROOSEVELT IS AT SERVICE OF NATION (Continued from Page 1.) when he arrived in New Tork on his return from Africa, . ne repnea to Mavor Gaynor's address of welcome as follows: " 'I am ready and eager to ao my . .. f.. a t om phtp in hftlnine solve problems which must be solved cratic Republic upon which the sun has ever shown, are to see its destinies rise to tne nign levei oi our hopes and its opportunities. This is the dutv of every citizen but it is peculiarly my duty, for any man who has ever been honored by being Pres ident of the United States is thereby forever after rendered debtor of the American people and is bound throughout his life to remember this as his prime obligation and, in pri vate life, a? much as in public life so to carry himself that the American people may never have cause to feel regret that once they placed him at their head.' , .ni ; ,T that T haTA Kjitisfactnrilv 11 UDllUg ... . . - answered your question, I am, yours sincere, (Signed), Lawrence F. Abbott. "The Honoranie -E.awa.ru . oiuum, Trenton, N. J." B. D. PIERCE, JR., IS OUT OF CONTRACTING FIRM T5 r. Pierce. Jr.. for many years connected with the B. D. Pierce, Jr., Co., of this city, well known in con tracting circles throughout tne totate, has retired from the organization. Mr. Pierce was the president ot tne company. His successor is atnanie. W. Bishoo, heretofore the vice president- Mr. Bishop's place is taken by Frank B. Hastings, who combines with the duties of the vice presidency those of general manager. Thomas DeForest continues as secretary and treasurer. Mr. Pierce expects to devote more attention to the Connecticut Trap Rock quarries, the main offices of which are in New Haven. During Mr. Pierce's connection with the con cern it has performed many large en gineering feats, notably much of the work of the Bridgeport Hydraulic Co. and a larre share of the municipal and State work hereabouts. Chauffeur's Trial For Manslaughter (Special from United Press.) Waterford, Jan. 30 The trial of Chua'feur A. H. Potter. for man slaughter, for- killing Mrs. Christo pher Newbury, 10 days ago, was sched uled to begin at 4 o'clock, this after noon, before Justice of the Peace C. A. Gallup. Coroner Brown found Pot ter criminally responsible for the accident.. infant in her arms, Kenefeck drew a revolver and threatened to kill her. The woman dived through a conveni ent doorway and rushed upstairs. She hid the baby in a shirtwaist box, covering the hiding place with a pil low. Mrs. Kenefeck, attracted by loud words, next became the insane man's target. He fired twice, both bullets, taking effect. She Is expected to re cover. She was telephoning for aid when shot. Thinking he had ki led his wife. Kenefeck hunted up the baby, set fire to the house and left by the front door. A crowd of citizens led by an armed deputy sheriff met him. The maniac still carrying the baby, hid behind a tree and opened fire on the unprotected posse. The exchange of shots did no damage. In the absence of a fire department and with the volunteers kept at bay at the point of Kenefeck'6 gun, the house burned to the ground. The $7,500 property loss Is covered by In surance. Finally Kenefeck ran out of ammu nition and came out from tx'iind the tree with his arms raised Above his head in token of surrender. It was then too late to do anything- for the house, an old land mark. Under heavy guard, the maniac was taken to the local lockup. In the house at the time of the shooting besides the fcaby were Mrs. Kenefeck and her s'ster and mo-her. In the escape from the burning struc ture, Mrs. Fenefeck had to be prac tically carried out. Kenefeck was a former member of the Hartford fire department. Late ly he has worked for the Hartford Rubber Company. Governor, Wilson Stands Firm In VVattterson Row Denies that He or Anyone With His Authority Re quested "Watterson to Raise Funds Letters to Be Published. (Special from United Press.) Trenton, Jan. 30 The latest Watter son effusion brought no answer from Governor Wilson, today. The gover nor stood by his guns when he re iterated: "Neither I nor anyone at my re quest asked Colonel Watterson to raise any money to be used in my be half." . . a he governor added that he was perfectly willing that all letters which passed between him and Colonel Wat terson be published. LETTERS BETWEEN GOVERNOR WILSON AND COL HARVEY New York. Jan. 30 The letters which passed between Governor Wil son, of New Jersey, and Colonel Geo. B. Harvey, Just before the latter ceased supporting the governor tor the Democratic presidential nomina tion, are published this atternoon. by the New Tork Evening Post. The first sent oy the governor to the editor af ter saying that his (Wilson's) mind "is a one track road and can run only one train of thought at a time," says: "When you asked me that question about the Weekly, I answered its sim ply as a matter of fact and of busi ness and said never a word of my sincere gratitude to you for all of your generous support or of my hope that it might be continued. Forgive me and forget my manners." The next is a lengthy letter from Colonel Harvey to Governor Wilson in which the former says emphatically "no personal issue can arise between them. The Colonel explains that, in advocating the governor as a presi dential possibility he was "rendering a distinct public service, ana ex- plains that, when the governor ask ed him to stop supporting him in the Weekly there "was nothing else to do." . In conclusion. Harvey says: "Whatever little hurt I may have felt as a consequence of the unex pected peremptoriness of your atti tude toward me is, of course, wholly liminated by your gracious words. In reply, Governor Wilson wrote that, while the Harvey letter was 'generous and cordial, it was plain hat he did hurt the colonel by what he "so tactlessly said. Wiison then says: "I am very much ashamed of my self for there is nothing I am more shamed of than hurting a true riend. The governor then express ;s regret for not seeing the colonei n Washington and says: "I owe it to you and to my own hought and feeling to tell you how rrateful I am for all your generous jrajse and support of me (no one has lescnbed me more clearly a9 1 wouia ike to believe myself than you have) How 1 have admired you for the ndependence and unhesitating cour iers and individuality of your course tnd how far I was from desiring that ou should cease your support of me n the Weekly. You will think m erv stupid but I aid not think oi that as the result of my biunt an swer to your question. I thougnt only of the means of convincing peo ple" of the real independence of the Weekly's position. You will remem ber that that was what we discussed And now that I have unintentionallj put you in a false and embarrassing position you heap coals of fire on my head by continuing to give out inter views favorable to my candidacy. Al! that I can say is that you have prov ed yourself very big and that I wisii to have an opportunity to tell yo face to face how I really feel aboui it." ' . In answer, Hrrvey said: "There if no particle of personal rancor or re sentment left in me, and I beg yo to believe I have not said one won to anybody in criticism of you." Colonel Harvey then inclosed the e rlanation which was printed in th Weekly telling why that paper s'op ned supporting the Governor for th Democratic Presidential nomination. Washington, Jan. 30 "Breakin camp", politically, "Marpe Henry Watterson wrote finis on the Wilsor Harvey- Watterson squabble, this af ernoon, and prepared for his annur hibernation. He arranged to start f Florida, after firing his last broar side at Governor Woodrow Wi'poi Mow, when or why he 's leaving t' lav he refused to divu'ge. He dt clined to state at what hour or 1 what railroad he was to leave. "I have said my last ajid I'm off tlo'lda. Now that's all all, 1 snapped. Farmer Want Ads. 1 Cent a Word. HOWLANPS "Trirrsnod la .Halo s'reet, Flrlle!d irenat, snd (ar.nm rgrwH Bridgeport, Conn., . The Weiiler Unsettled tonlgli; Tuesday, January 30, 1012 fair, cohlae tomorrow. Fur coats F Just eleven fur coats have lingered until now. It is their turn to say Farewell. And thej shall say, it quickly and to advantage of eleven prompt women. 3 coats, black ponvskin, 36 inches long, worth $37.50 $27.50. 3 52-inch black pony coats, worth $60 $45. 1 coat, blended muskrat, 52 inch, worth $65 $45. ,1 52-inch pony coat, black, worth $75 $50. 1 black ponyskin, 52 inch, worth $95 $75. 1 black caracul coat, 52 inch, worth $150 $95. 1 nearseal coat, 52 inch, worth $150 $95. Second floor. You will do well to read Dr. Overlook's book The Working People; Their Health and How to Keep It. It is a book of value to every person; especially of value to folks who work in factories. It tells how to care for people suffering from or dinary sicknesses that are classed as infectious. It pays particular attention to tuberculosis. And it tells of the Overlook Tuberculosis Agreement and how well it is working out in some cities. Special edition " 75c Book Shop, main floor, rear. For rickness and! beauty and. goodness m a rug, pick Anglo Persian always. Whittall has not won his reputation of making the fin est rugs in all America without deserving it. It took a long while, much experiment, expenditure of large sums, and always patience and then more patience. At last he won and Anglo-Persian rugs are properly rated as his greatest accomplishment; as the finest rugs made in the whole length and breadth of the United States. They are thus rated not because of one thing. In stead they have many points of excelling.. They are beau tiful in pattern. They are rich in color. They are firm of texture. They have strength and supple beauty. They are of such diversity of design that one is easily found to fit into a special plan of decorating and furnishing. And they are of such splendid material that they give long service. Every Anglo-Persian rug is perfect in every detail and from every standpoint. The dyes that go into color ing its splendid yarns are time-tested. The yarns them selves are specially selected. The patterns are often copied from rich and rare carpets of the Oriental East. Sometimes, the designers catch the inspiration of the old school. Here again is a rug that shows adaptation of ancient Oriental figures;, an adaptation that is singularly beautiful. But quality is the key-note, the one greatest feature. It is quality that shows in patterns and in colors, in weav ing as in choice of pattern: in every feature that com bines to make genuine lasting rug goodness. Whosoever likes rich rugs; come and view these Anglo-Persian. In 9 by 12 foot size $55. Other sizes to be secured on sppcial order at proportionate cost. Carpet Hall, third floor. THE HOWLAND Dispute Regarding Mike Smalling's Body Causes Suit Elizabeth Hatch, - Seeking $5,000 Damages from Un dertaker John Lesko, Ap pears Before Superior Court Jury. A dispute between two local under takers who wanted to take charge of he late "ilike" Smalling's body when t was brought to this city in August, 1911, resulted in KliSiibeth Hatch ringing suit against Undertaker John "-esko of 2-0 Spruce street. The ac ion had a hearing before judge Wil lam S. Case and a jury in the super ,ir court this morning, and the proin se of startling testimony attracted a irge crowd of spectators. Klizabeth Hatch tstified that last ngust when Smalling's body was -ought here from Lancaster. Pa. , she ent to the station in company with 'rank Kisch, Smalling's brother, here was also another woman who as in the party. When the train rived Undertaker Frank Polke rot e check for the coffin and Tesko anted it. The witness said Small g's mother didnt want to have Les t but the latter persisted and offered give five hacks free if he could get ie funeral. There was a further dis ute and then the plaintiff says she 11. DRY GOODS CO. was struck by Lesko. Then lie grab bed her by the arms and severely, in jured her, she says. Dr. F. B. Downs, testified that he had attended Elizabeth Lesko. He found a black mark on her arm seven inches long. He also found that a blow in the breast had resulted in an injury which confined the woman to her bed for ten weeks. When ibe phy sician first visited her he found that it required four women to hold her Elizabeth Hatch in bed. Dr. D. Trecartin also testified about finding a black mark on the plaintiff's arm. Frank Kisch, was a strong witness. He told of the happening at the local railroad station and declared he had seen Lesko strike Elizabeth Hatch and also heard him call her a vile name. Up to the hour of going to press, the defense had not put in its side. of the case. Mike Smalling. whose real name was Kisch, was drowned in Lancaster. Pa.., as the result of a canoe capsizinjr. Smalling had rescued his female com panion but was drowned when he went back to recover the paddles. BRIDGEPORT BUSINESS FILE BANKRUPTCY Pl.TITTOX. (Special to The Farmer.) 1 Hartford, Jan. 30 Olive C. Harris, who was engaged in business in Bridgeport with Clifford . H. Griffin, under the firm name of Griffin ei Harris, filed a petition yesterday. ?-Ir. Harris, who Pves in Stratford, says that the co-partnership has been dis solved and that Mr. Griffin refuses to join in the filing of a petition and a subpoena will run against him for an appearance in court. The firm waa engaged in the saie of automobiles. The schedules which Mr. Harris filed shows liabilities of 551,975, a"! unse cured. The assets, the value placed on one automobile, are listed at 400.