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I: THE FARMER THE WEATHER run tx oltalnv ny SKWS nnys nr:i.r:Rs axd othkrs. tter s n't lock rrnlnes, at the Herald Now Stand. 140 FAIKFIELD AVEXCE air, continued cold to- r night and tomorrow. i VOL. 48. NO. 25 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT G. C. MILLER INTIMATES FRAUD IN CONVEYANCE MADERO PLANS TO DEAL WITH INSURRECTION President And Cabinet Meet To Gail Session If Congress BOARD OF RELIEF CITES IN MERCHANTS TO SHOW VALUE OF THEIR GOODS Board Will Ask For Amount Of Insurance Carried On Stock And Amount Of Business Done JOY RIDERS RUN D0W OF VEHICLE CO. STOCK BOB HARD JAPAN CAUSES ANOTHE UNCLER SAM WAR SCARE KaYy Department Officials Re port Mikado Building 18 New Warships HOPFD THIS ACTHIH MAY" AROUSE CONGRESS Winston Churchill Says England Must Maintain Naval Stprtrcacy (Special from United Press.) Washington. Feb. 9 Navy depart ment officials, today, were hopeful that :he announcement that Japan will build IS new warships, including eight dreadnaughts, might induce Congress to regard more seriously tha department's contention tha the Uni ted States must maintain superiority in the Pacific by additional war ves sels. Advocates of the two-battleships-a-year program, today, determined to use the information regarding Japan as the basis for their fight on the floor of the House for amendment of the . . , .anal oTinrrtnri'JtlrtH hill. lrmuuiftvuo ii (i. . u- ' i' 1' ' - The measure does not provide for any battleships. - At the navy department, today. It was pointed out the new Increase in Japan's armada will put the Nippon navy only two vessels behind the American seafighting force. ENGLAND to maintain HER NAVAL SUPREMACY. Glasgow. Feb. 9 England intends to maintain' her naval supremacy re gardless of the opinion of any other nation. Winston Churchill, first lord oi ths admiralty, made this plain in a speech at a luncheon In his honor here, today. "Our naval supremacy." he said, "is an abso ute necessity for the preser vation of the empire. We must at all times realize this. It is necessary therefore, that our naval program be continued without regard for any other nation. None other is confront ed by the problems we have to meet." "In the threatened event of con tinual naval increase," .defiantly con tinued Churchill,- 'Great Britain will simply Increase her ratio. By that means we will easily outdistance all other powers to such an extent thai it w"V v npe!ess for them to attempt to :U-w." V He made it plain that, so far as aggression Is concerned, that was farthest from the thoughts 'of the British government. The great navy, lie said, was needed because of the widely scattered possessions of Great Britain, some ot which "required constant protection." So far ss Germany was concerned. Churchill said that her naval program was one of expansion and something of a luxury. ''Naval power for us. is a neces sity," he said, "but it is a luxury for Germany. That is. a great navy is . necessary for our existence but in Germany's case, a great navy means expansion and the reaching out tor rnritrn trade." jr? added that England's relations were most rnenaiy at present whu all of the foreign powers. WAR BECHETAfVS VTSTT TO BERLIN EXPLAINED. London, Feb. 9 "From excellent authority," the Pall Mall Gazette, to day, said it learned that -the real pur pose of War Secretary Haldane's vis It to Berlin was to interest the Ger man government in a plan to end the dreadnaught building race in which the two countries are engaged. The eeneral opinion, in semi-official circles here, today, was that Germany would be inclined to listen to tne pro position as her people are already much out of sympathy with the big army and navy plan. Announcement that the German government intended to push a Mil '.jrnurh the Reichstaer to expend many millions for new tt'-io is h"v ed to have inspired Haldane's visit. MANAGERS GIVE TAFT 780 VOTES IN CONVENTION Leaves 300 Delegates Who Can Holler For Teddy if They Desire (Special from United Pres? Washington, Feb. 9 Nomination of Pre' dent .Taft In tne Chicaeo conven tion by a vote of 780 to 300 odd was tie prediction of the administration managers today. Representative Mc Kinley. (Rep., II'.), named to manage the Taft pre-convention campa gn; Secretary Hilles and Senator W. Mur ray Crane, (Rep., Mass.). held a con ference today preparatory to the open ing or Tait neaaquarterB nere. . It im reported that they po'led the State delegations. senator Crane to lay is credited with having originally endorsed Representative McKinley for manager of the Taft headquarters. He is said to have suggested JIcK'n Jey"s name to the President, with whom he has had frequent conferences lately. T"Uat Secretary Hi'les and McKinley will co-operate, with Secretary Hilles In charge of the political situation at the White House proper, is considered settled. Postmaster General Hitchcock, the last national campaign manager, is not figuring In the present develop ments among the Taft supporters. Successful management by McKin ley in the campaign to renominate Taft, it is stated by prominent poli ticians today, wi 1 make his- selection as national chairman practically cer italn. New York, Feb. 9 Theodore Marks, known to vaudevillians the world over, as "Teddy," died at the Hotel Metropole, today, after a four weeks illness of Cirrhosis of the liver. He has been a vaudeville agent for years and was a pioneer in the Sunday con cert business. . I Sues New Owners Of West nd Concern Claiming His Stock Was Rendered Worthless Harry D. Miller Peti'ions Court to Open Receiversh p Alleg ing He Has Unpaid Claim of . $750 The difficulties which beset the path of the Bridgeport Vehicle Co. were explained at great length in the superior court this morning when Harry T. Miller, who was president of the company during its life, asked the court to reopen the receivership. Mil ler said there was $750 due him for commissions and he wanted Receiver John T. King to pay this amount be before the receiver was discharged. Miller claimed to have had an agree ment with the receiver whereby he was to get a commission of 10 per cent, on- aU orders necured. Miller got $2,000 but he still claims $760. ""plrfr Klnc took the stand and declared that the commissions were ili pa'd whm the orders were de livered. He had told Miller to look to the Bella more Armored Car & Equipment Co., which purchased the T" "dsenirt Vehicle Co., for payment. King said he had received a bond from the BeWamore Co. to assure that 1' all 1nim woii!r3 be pa'd. Judge William S. Case reserved de . cision in the matter. ) Another complication in the Brldge- port Vehicle Co. affairs was furn'shed by the suit brought by George C. Mi' ler. son of TJarry D. Miller, against the Bellamore Co. Young M'ller says Allen W. Terry and James W. Hor ton. without authority, executed deeds conveying the Bridgeport Vehicle Co. property to the . Bellamore Co. and also accounts receivab'e to the-amount , of $14,000 and cash to the amount I of $8,000. Miller mys his stock was ! rendered worthless by this convey ance and he intimates fraud. He wants $7,500 damages and a recon veyance of the property. The action is returnable to the March term of the superior court. Manufacturers To Hold Their Annual Banquet Feb. 16 h lh3 Date Several Important Speakers to be on Hand February 16th at The Stratfield, the Manufacturers' Association of Bridge port will hold its fourth - annual ban quet, for which Secretary F. A. Ben nett Is now receiving reservations. The dinner will begin at 7 p. m. Hon. John Barrett, director general of the Pan American Union, will be one of the speakers. The Pan Amer ican Un:on is maintained by 21 Sou h American Republics for the study of .conditions of trade and commerce. As the Importance of this region will be greatly increased by the opening of the Panama canal, Mr. Barrett is ex pected to have many things of the greatest interest to say to the local manufacturers. Another speaker will be Walter M. Chandler who is deemed one of the most dramatic and forceful trial law yers of the present day. Still another speaker, yet to be announced, will be on hand. The main dining room of The Stratfield wi'l be handsomely dec orated for the occasion. Morse May Live To "Get Back" At Wall St. Enemies (Special from United Press.) New York. Feb. 9 Secluded in his apartments on West 58th street, Char les W. Morse, the pardoned bank wrecking ex-convict, denied himself to all callers today. It was stated by his physician, Dr. A. L. Fowler, that he was suffering from fatigue from his journey from the South, "a:id could not see interviewers or receive messages." It was expected that Morse and his wife will sail secret" y for Bad Nau heim, Germany, where the ex-banker will take the baths. Fowler insisted that Morse is still badly broken down and that he can never return to ac tive business life. Despite th's assertion, there was much nervousness among manv Wa'.l Street men who had aided in convict ing Morse. The report that he to-d close friends that, as soon as he got his hea tb back, be intended to get even, filled these men with apprehen sion. Morse is believed to have some money i?aved from the wreck of his numerous enterprises. He has an ntimate knowledge of Wall Street methods which he la expected to use to gratify his desire for vengeance if he ever retains his health sufficiently to get back into the "Street." ZERO WEATHER WAY DOWN EAST (Special from United Press.) New Haven, Feb. 9 Forecast: Fair and continued cold tonight and Satur day: moderate westerly -winds. Pleasant weather prevails in sec tions east of the Rocky Mountains. The temperature continues low In the northern districts but is rising slowly in the southern. Zero tempera.tur.es were reported in the northern tier of States from North Dakota eastward to Maine. It was 10 deerees to 20 dee-rees below zero in the upper Miss issippi valley and five degrees to 10 below in the northern portions of New York and New Kngland. Cmdltions favor for this vicinity fair weather and not much change in temperature. BALDWIN SAYS ONE PATROLMAN QUITE ENOUGH Rrquisition From Police Board Calls For Ten New Men Tax Board May Conclude Hear ings Tonight President George M. Baldwin of the Board of Police Commissioners, told the Board of Apportionment and Tax ation, last night, in response to ques tions by the board and others, that there is no great necessity for the 10 additional policemen provided for in the requisition of the 'joard. Mayor Wilson asked him if a woodyard at po ice headquarters where tramps could earn their lodging wouldn't help reduce tne number or men who night ly seek lodging in the co!d wea'her. Baldwin thought it would help some. He promised to bring figures to the board tonight showing how far the pol'ce derartme-t extends protection Into the First district. Dr. Trecartin, president of the Board of Health, suggested the use of the tuberculosis hospi'al, at Lakevlew Home, for an Isolation hospital.' The es atlishmemt of the Shelton Insti'u- t'on does away with need for the present structure, and if the Board of Charities will co-operate in this co rertion,Tr. Trecartin said that the $500 asked for repairs on the present 'solation hospital wou'd not be need ed. Other projects he spoke of were the establishment of -two health s'a tions. one in the East End. the other in the West End, and the employment of another nurse to visit the schools. Ore nurse is now employed, to co operate with Dr. Florence Sherman, the medical Inspector. Other departments heard were the Harbormaster, Board of App'aisal, Sewer Committee, Streets and Sid3- walks committee. Paving and Sewer Oomm'esion, Charities- Depa'tment Tonight Cltv Attorney Pul'.men, the Board of Education, the Fire Board, Director of Public Works and Super intendent of Streets will be heard. It Is expected that all the hearings will be concluded this evening. IRISH BEAUTY HERETO WED Romance pf Br'ef Visit Ends in Happy Marriage A little more than a year ago Miss Annie Feeley. a typical Irish beauty of Belfast, came to this country to visit her aunt, Mrs. Anna Lee, 226 Prosnect street. Yesterday, as the outcome of a romance that began with her visit to this country, J?he was married at the Sacred Heart church, this city, to John P. O'Rourke, a well known restaurateur of New York city. Miss Feeley met Mr. O'Rourke In New York city on the way to Bridge port. A fast' friendship fo'lowed. When she returned to Ireland after when a thoroughly definite under standing had been reached that she . A short time ago she with her fath er and sister returned to America, and the friendship of last year was strong er than ever. It wasn't long before Miss Feeley took her father into her confidence, and told him that she wasn't, going home with him. Arrangements were made for the wedding in this city. Rev. Father Judge married them with a nuptial mass at the Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock. Miss Mary Feeley, sister of the bride was the bridesmaid. Mr. James Stenson of New York city was best man. A wedding breakfast fol lowed at the home of Mrs. Lee, and the couple left the city at 2:27 yes terday afternoon for a honeymoon at Atlartic City. . Returning from their ViY-lrlsil tniir. thev will tnlr nn thpir 'residence in West '68th street. New York city. - VIOLA FREED FROM MAN SHE MARRIED AGAINST HIS WILL Viola Roeser of Ridge avenue, a pretty g'rl who married Frederick Roeper, secured a divorce In the Su perior court, this morning, on the ground of desertion. Roeser deserted her immediately after the ceremoiy, the plaintiff said, and had done noth ing for her since. Mrs. Roeser said she had been "keping company" wl'h Roeser for two years and fully expected he would marry her. He declined to do s", however, until the gir 's father insist ed uron a ceremony being performed. Luther ICitcher, the girl's father, testified that his daughter told him of her condition. He went looking for Roeser and found bim about to start on a hunting trip. He was not anxious about wedding bells, but was finally persuaded. "You didn't take a club along with you?" asked Jw1gG Case. The girl's father replied that he didn't carfy any weapon on that occasion- FOLLOWS HIS MAN TO NEW YORK .AND FETCHES HIM BACK Following to New York the man who, he claims, stole $150 from him. Marino Aurillo of 155- I-Iallett street, this city, coolly arrested Stabanio Per seereta in New York and brought him back to Bridgeport without requiring the assistance of any authorities. Once landed in Bridgeport the ac cused man was turned over to the local police and was arraigned In the city court this morning on the charge of theft It is understood that he ad mits having taken the money His case -was continued until Feb 17 un der bonds of $K00. WASHINGTON ADVISED BY DESPATCHES TODAY Available Sites Inspected Fcr Mobilizing U. S. Troops In Texas (Special from United Press.) Washington, Feb. 9. President Ma- dero and his cabinet are meeting, to day, to consider calling an extraordi nary session of the Mexican Congresw to deal with the insurrection, accord ing to despatches received at the state department. The war department was advised. today, that Mexican soldiers, given permission to enter Texas to travel to Juarez, will cross the line at Laredo and travel to El Paso. Major Gen eral Leonard Wood, today, ordered an escort of honor a captain and six men ror tne Mexicans while on American soil. Available sites for mobilizing troons In Texas are being inspected by Lieu tenant Colonel Sturges, of the 3rd Held arti lery. He Is at Houston, to day, and will investigate several oth er encampment grounds. While denying that orders had been issued to state militia to proceed to the border, war department officials. today, admitted that such orders had bVen prepared and only awaited Gen eral Wood's signature to make them effective. The preparation of these orders, it was said, was only precau tionary and intended to save time should the necessity of ordering militia to the tioraer arise. The war department, having con sumed on'y four . hours in getting troops under way, last spring, desire to move as expeditiously should the occasion demand this year. However, no troopp will be sent until conditions in Mexico grow more serious. Reports from Ambassador Wilson. at Mexico Cry received here, today, .state that the wave of revolt "is ap parently sweeping over all Mexico. Casas Grandes, Santa Rosalie, Chi huahua. Parraa and Matrammoros, in the north. Vera, Crui, Michoacan Igua'ia and ChHpancingo In the south, are all either in the hands of the re bels1 or threatening revolt whil? Americans from all parts of Mexico are flo.-king to the capital for protection. The rebels have also gained con- tro' of ail railroad and telegraph com munication north of Montery and lit tle information can be obtained, re garding that region. ' LOOKS LIKE FTGKTTVG IX EL PASO, TEXAS. El Paso, Feb. 9. Citizens of EI Paso, today, fear fighting between Mexican Federate and v asquiUas in the streets of this American city. Early today, rurales, who are said to be Vasquistas in sympathy, began ar riving in Juarez. They were preced ed by a special train bearing 150 of their hcrses and two pieces of artil lery. At the same time, announce ment was made that several hundred Federal.-- are coming, tonight, from Eag'e Pass, to Juarez, ' passing over American territory. It is feared in El- Paso that the rurales deserting to the revolutionists will try to keep the Federals from entering Juarez and the fighting would necessarily have to be done in El Paso. A formal protest from the city officials against permitting the Federal troops coming to El Paso will be filed, today. The peace commission ent to Cas as Grandes, yesterday returned, to day, after having partially succeeded in its mission. The revolutionists agreed to pro tect theaIlroad bridtres burned dur ing the fighting below Casas Grandes. (Continued on Page 2.) ULLMAN MAY GET PLAGE IN TAFTGABINET G. 0. P. Leader of New Haven Being Considered in Event oi Vacancy (Special from United Press.) Wash.ngton. Feb. 9 Selection of a supreme court justice, to succeed the late Justice Harlan, was the princi pal business, today, at the cabinet meeting. Elimination of Judge Wil- ha.ru C. Hook, of Kansas, because of his ' Jim Crow" law decision denying Oklahoma negroes access to "white" Qinji - uars, was discussed. Attorney General w icitersbam and Postmaster General Hitchcock urged Tatt to name Secretary of the Depart bent of Commerce and Labor Nagel. Sfccretary of otate Knox, who is stid to have been ottered the place, also is reported as favoring Nagel. Nagei's age 63 and lack of previous judicial experience, is counted against him. However, since he comes from St. Louis, in a douutful political state which may furnish a presidential nominee in the person of Champ Clark, his selection was considered offering a good political stroke. Choice of a successor of Secretary Nagel, if the cabinet official was nomi nated, was also considered, ' today. Among those prominently mentioned were Colonel I. . Ullman. president of the Chamber of Commerce, of New Haven. Conn., Louis Marshall, New York attorney. Julius Rosenwald, Chi cago merchant. Francis v. Taylor, of Chicago, and Benjamin S. Cable, as sistant secretary of commerce and la bor. Colonel Ullman is a - wealthy manufacturer and political leader of Connecticut. He and Taft have been close friends for years. Rosenwald also looms up high be cause of commercial and political prominence and Assistant Secretary Cable, it is known, is highly regarded, both by his immediate superior and the President. Mr. Es.'l Shows Inventory And Will Obtain insurance Papers From Firm Headquarters-Tax Exemption Sought For .Note Ot .$35,003 Owned By Grippin Estate The Board of Relief went off on an unexpected tax rampage, lata night? I and breaking all precedents began a special tax inquiry. Their investiga tion will extend through the mercan tile community, and leading mer chants will be called in to show tax values of their property. First of these merchants to appear was Frank D. Bell, vice president of Meigs & Co., and manager of the lo cal establishment of the concern. Mr. Bell made frank disclosures. He went much, further, on his own account, than the members of the board of re lief expected, throwing open the book; of his concern, showing his volume of business, ' the inventory, showing the value of stock in each department. iiiiuiiuauuu uoe il uic u utu u oi re lief. For half an hour the members of the board questioned Mr. Bell. He responded frankly and freely. The board of assessors had raised the value submitted by the company from $40,000 to $46,000. Mr. Bell stated that his inventory showed the value of his stock to be a trifle over $49,000. He submitted the inventory for the inspection "of the members of the board. He said he, like all other mer chants, had not sought to determine the actual value of his merchandise on filing his list of taxable property, but had placed the figure at a lump sum which he believed to be propor tionate to the sums fixed by other merchants. But he added that with , one exception, he believed he paid more m proportion than any other merchant. He went on to say that Bridgeport merchants have listed their stocks at figures higher in proportion to the actual va'ue than the., mer chants' of any of the other large cities in the state. Mr. Bell told the members' of the board that' he was satisfied to. abide by the figures of the assessors, $4 6. 000, a raife of $6,000. But he added with emphasis that he did not be lieve his firm should be "the goat." The board of relief then disclosed its plans. They assured Mr. Bell that he had not been brought before them with a purpose of singling him out, but that all the merchants were go ing to be called, just as he had been. MR. JACKMAN WANTS OPEN COMPETITION Contract With Standard Oil for Supply of Gasoline Turned Over to BoardNot Made By It, He Says. The contract which has been made with the Standard Oil Company for the city's suply of gasoline for one year at 10 cents a gallon, took on an atmosphere of surprise, this morning, when it was stated by a member of the Board of Contract and Supply that the board .has -mot made any con tract, and Is not responsib e for any contract that has been made. In the matter of the failure to ad mit other bidders. George W. Jack man, a member of the board, said this afternoon to a representative of the Farmer: "As I understand it. the heads of the city departments got together ard estimated their needs for gasoline for the . year. They agreed to buy what they wanted, and decided to purchase of the Standard Oil Company at ten cents per gallon. But when Mayor Wi'son made his appointments to the Board of Contract and Supply, we were asked to take the thing over and -lid so." "We do not consider, continued Mr. Jackman, "that we have any right to i take a contract until April L when ur off'clal existence begins. "So far as I am concerned, and I I elieve the other members of tbe ba-d i-hare my view, everybody should have tn opportunity to compete on all con- "Our policy will be to buy for he est interest of the ci'y. If a man tn Bridgeport wll sell oheaper than a bidder in New York, he will get the contract- If he will sel' as cheap plus the freight between here and New York, he will get the contract. I shall consider only the benefit of the cify. "Is the contract for a supply of gas oline still open so far as the board Is concerned?" was asked of Mr. Jack man. "It Is," ha replied. WANTED. Salesman. Young man about 20 years of age who is a good salesman, suitable for a man's store. Must be clean cut, inte'li gent, refined, and by all means not lazy. Apply by letter, X Y C, care of Farmer. B 8 bo FOR SALE. Bargain, new $40 Co lumbia grapnopnone witn record?. Party in hospital. No offer refused. Morris, 92 South Ave. B 3 dpo FOR SALE. Nine room house on State St., near Iramstan Ave. D. R. Whitney, 1025 Main St. B 9 b o NOTHING but first class goods served at the New Elm Cate. 10 private dining rooms. ap IX )It SALE Targe lot on Elmwood Ave., near Clinton Ave. D.K. Avhit nev. 1025 Main St. B 9 bo J to give such information as the I Hoard of Relief feels it should pos , sefis. The board will ask the merchants for figures showing the amount of insurance carried on - stock, also for figures showing the volume of busi ness done. The board will hold these figures as confidential, and will not make them matters of record, unless it becomes necessary to do so in legal proceedings. Judge E. K. Nicholson appearing be fore the board for the B idgeport Malleable Iron Co. and the G-ripp:n es tate, introduced an interesting ques tion which the board refered to the city attorney. The amount involved is a note for $34,200. He asked that the note be placed in' non-taxable as sets. Judge Nicholson explained that the late William V. Grippin. head of the concern, had made it a practice to encourage employes by p'acing cer tain amounts of stock in their names. In return for the stock he took the note of the employe, Th's amount represented notet. for stock so dis tributed. Judge Nicholson said the stock was not taxable, for it represented prop erty on which taxes were being paid. And while there might be a question as to whether the note was not tax able, he asked the assessors to- take into consideration the fact that the note represented stock which was not taxable. If the note is taxed, it will mean that the interest on the note must go up' in proportion to the tax, and the judge pointed out that it will not tend to make the stock such an incentive to the employes. At pres ent he said the dividends on the stock are about the interest on the note. Members of the board met this morning to lay out 'ie work of in specting property and visiting stores which confronts them In a formidable-amount. Within a few days they expect to he engaged In the work of actual inspection. One of the most unique Inspections the board has made was that of a horse and cart, the owner of the rig having appealed from the assessment of the Board of Assessors. He drove the rig up to the city hall, let the as sessors gaze on the scrawny beast and won he;r sympathy :. for the over taxed animal.. ; : FOR SALE. 2 pair of canaries, (male.) Apply 424 Bunnell St. a p ROAST BEEF served free at Bald win's, 1 Cannon St., Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 4 p. m. ap FOR SALE. Good lots near Beards ley Park. D. R. Whitney, 1025 Main St. B 9 bo FOR SALE. New cotta ge, high, large lot, trolley line, $100, balance monthly. "Cottage," care Farmer. B 9 b p o TO REXT. A good 5 room fiat, with all conveniences at 587 Union Ave. U. R. Whitney, 1025 Main St. B 9 b o MILLINERY APPRENTICES WANT ED. Paid while learning. Apply to is. H. union & Co., 1105 Main St. B 9 bo FOR SALE. Horse. cart anil harness. Easy terms. Enquire 584 Arctle St. B 9 uo FOR SALE. Locomobile, Model E, 2 bodies; Maxwell runabout, both m first class condition. Cheap. Ad dress M, care of Farmer. a p FOR SALE. Two fiat house on Wells St., seven rooms on each floor. Larse lot and all conveniences. D. R. Whitney, 1025 Main St, B 9 b o POt a D. Pocketbook containing money. Owner can have by prov ing property and paying charges. Call on Frank Anderson, Seaview Power House. . B 9 so FOR THE BEST HOT ROAST BEEF in the city as well as the finest imported wines and liquors, go to Clancy's Cafe, Poll Bl-dg., Fairfield Ave. . a FOR SALE. A 4 room cottage, new, up to date, barn, 5 acres good land, city gas and water in cottage, situa ted on North avenue, Stratford. Price $3,800. See John J. Jordan, 2133 Main St. Tel. 3811. B 9 spo - BANJO thoroughly taught. Farland system of double fingering. , Com plete stage dancing. New fociety dances and deportment. Special course for teachers. (Circulars.) Prof. T. Edwards Pendagast, Box 686. Bridgeport. Conn. a'p CARD OF THANKS. The undersigned wish to publicly thank the friends and relatives who so freely gave us .their earnest sym pathy and sent floral offerings upon the occasion of the sad bereavement in the family. The memory of these kindlv deeds,will never leave us. Signed,' ROBERT E. ECK, MRS. ELLEN MAGUIRE AND ap FAMILY. CARD OF THANKS. We desire in this manner to extend our sincere thanks to the numerous friends and relatives for their sym pa'hy and acts of kindness which was shown us in our great sorrow in the loss of our beloved daughter and sis ter. Theresa Monica Brown. Also to the friends and neighbors who so generously 1 contributed the beautiful floral pieces as mute tokens of sym pathy, especially do we wish to thank the- employes of Birdsey-Somers Co., and to all of the dear friends who in any manner helped to lessen the bur den of our sorrow in this sad bereave ment. MR. AND MRS. JOHN J. BROWN a AND FAMILY. Two Local Young Women Admit Being In Auto at Time Claim They Do Xot Know Identity of Men In Ma chineBrutal Conduct Ida McMahon and Stella Carnev. two young women residing at 407 Johif street, this city, admit that they were in the automobile that ran down and. perhaps fatally hurt Robert Hard of 100 South Main street, Stratford, a tester in the employe of the Locomo bile Col, near Travis Inn in Strat ford, last night, speeding away into the darkness afterward, and leaving him unconscious and bleeding in the road. The girls stoutly deny that they knew who the men in the party were. They say the men "picked them up on Main street and they haven't the slightest idea as to their identity. Mr. Hard is still semi-conscious and apparently suffering from internal in juries. His face is terribly mutilated and if he recovers, he will be rr 'ri-ed for life. Ag Dr. H. M. Clapp of Strat ford, his attending physician, puts it, "His face looks as though someone had been over it with a cold chisel and gashed out big pieces." Mr. Hard's body is covered with bruises and he has two badly ruptured mus cles in his leg. Apparently he was dragged along the macadam road and his face ground against the. hard stones. The crowd in the automobile be haved with almost unbelievable bru tality after the accident. They Jump ed out. picked up Mr. Hard's uncon- sclous form from beneath the machine, threw him to one side of the road and then cranked up and sped away. "Do your best," they yelled at George Travis, proprietor of Travis Inn, who rushed out and tried to catch the number of the machine. By that time they had turned out the "lights of the car and were speeding away in thr darkness. Mr. Travis hurried to the side of Mr. Hard. By the lantern's dim light Mr. Travis supposed that the injur-i man was a nesrro, so black was hi face from the dirt and blood that hart been ground into it. Dr. Cinpp vi a -cal'ed and took Mr. Hard i" his home In tb" rf!-a?t;-re, tho.piriSr accord ing to thfir 3i.ory. had oeeu t"ut out of the car further along and took a trclle" nnr home. Someone telephon ed we 1 to thes Bridgeport police ami Patro'man Benedetti of the local force brought them to headquarters. They were not held but merely ques tioned, and denied a'l knowledge of the identity of the men who were- 11. the car. The state police will he called into the case as well as the local authori ties and ev ry effort made to ascer tain the identity of the miscreants who ran ' down Mr. Hard and" then left him in the manner described. The accident occurred about 1 o'cloc kthi morning while Mr. Hard was standing at the side of the road waiting for a tro'leycar. The ma chine ran into him and apparentiy dragged him for some time along th---road. The injuries to his face were particularly, terrible .and he will b marked -for life. Mr. Hard was formerly steward at the Algonquin club in this 'city an? has a host of friends here as well as In Stratford. UNCLASSIFIED HOT ROAST BEEF served every Saturday from 4 to 7 p. m. New E'xn Cafe. 10 private dining rooms. ap FUR SALE. At Teginy's Fur Shop comprising ot tur sets, eepaiate mufla and scarfs. Repairing alter ing at manufacturers prices, S67 Main street, A 19 a 5 o GOOD LUCK having bought a seven I assenger Buick will sell his four passenger Buick. Will be sold right to quick buyer. Inquire at SSO Railroad avenue. B 8 spo ANNUAL WHIST To be given by Colonial Lodge, No. 113, L. A. to Brotherhood of Railroad. Trainmen, at Les ing Hail, corner Main and Elm streets, 8:30 p. m. prompt. Friday evening, Feb. 9. Tickets 2." cents. B 8 bpo JOSEPH S A VARY can be found at W. H. MoOoombs barber shop, over Douglas Shoe Store, Main street. A 29 tf. o YOU BETYOU we don't leave town untii we teed those gold lisr. ana hear that Grosser Automatic Band Orchestra Von. Lipsic Ditchlandt. Entree. Libre. 12 ' to 12. Kya) Rathskiller. State St. A 9 a i po WANTED. Cottage at Laurel Beach for summer months. Address B. M-, Farmer Office. A 29 o WILL HAVE from now on ' fresh Bockwurst also tsratwurst. Give them a trial. Mark Nagel. 652 E. Main St. B 2 tf.o 13 5 STOVES REPAIRED, all kind sup-. piles, ail mases, pipe, grates. Dr.cks. etc- Charges reasonable. lfiSft slain St. I 13 ao 1 3 6 tf . , bUIXKA HENs. ducks, roasting chickens, broiler, fowl, liver ouJ dlnr. sausage meat, bologna. Brn mn ft Rlltir fltS"l Jin EW YORK BOLOGNA and franx- furtere. home nade meat loaf, fresh daily. Pettr Hron. 121 Stratford e. f 3 - t: r. HOT ROAST BEEF tor features night at O'Connor's. Easr sam an.i Walter Sts. All welcome. Lager and ales the finest. tf. So BOMMOS & B1LTZ. We will have fresh sausage meat every day from now m. I 18 tf. o YALEXIIXE CARDS. Fine assort ment, each in envelope. South- worth's. 10 Arcade. D 16 tf. o TRY A BOX of Casca Laxine tablets for constipation. 25 cents. H 1 o GOOD SECOND HANI National Cash Register for pale cheap. Address P. O. Pc 1 6. City. S 2 tf o "Classified"' a dr. on Inside poire of tliis" paper.