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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 22, 1912
STRIKERS -TROMr ' LAWRENCE COME HEREcJOMIGHT Will Be Escorted With Brass Band to Main and Wall Streets, Where Mass Meeting Will Be Held i The special committee that wai sent by the Lawrence Strike Aid committee of Bridgeport, to bring back some of the strikers- children from Lawrence, will arrive at the railroad station at 7:30 this evening. The children and their escorts will be met by a larigre number of men and women who will form a parade at the headquarters of the Lawrence Strike Aid committee, at 190 Middle street, and march to the railroad station headed by a. band of music. The committee ha arranged for a large open air meeting at the comer of Wall and Main streets, at which Rpnlamin -T Leeere. who was in Lawrence during the strike, and Evilio Fedeli, chairman of the special com mittee which was sent to Lawrence, will be the speakers. 'Mr. Fedeli will speak In Italian, and will tell about conditions as they are at present in Lawrence. The speak ers will appeal to the peop'e to lend their support to the cause of the op pressed mill workers by turning out in great numbers to hear William D. Haywood speak at the Lyric Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 p. m. The parade which will meet the chil dren at the station will be made up of the members of half a dozen Social ist organizations of this city who are trying to raise funds to help the strik ers win their fight for a living wasge. Tho cJiiHren will be turned over to the families that are to take oare of them until the strike is over. - Tha nrd will , then return down Main street to 'the corner of Wall, where the open air mass meeting will be held. BRIDGEPORT TO HAVE 35 H. P. MOTOR HEARSE c 1 Ftoperal Director Henry E. Bishop will soon be equipped with a new automobile hearse, the second of it: kind in Connecticut. The new vehicU is expected within a few weeks. It i so designed that It may be used read ily either for the usea of an under taking wagon, or for a hearse. The new vehicle was purchaser through the M. & R. Motor Car Co of this -city. It is a Pullman car, 35 h. p., with a wheel base of 140 inches. The -hearse will-be ft. bifipli body, ma hogany trim. There Is" but one other in Connecticut, located in Waterbury. Mr. Bishop has ordered a new Ave passenger touring car for hi per sonal use. DIED. " C-timdLIi Tttt'his' riy,FeTb. 22nd, Thos.lJ. Carroll, 26 3 Warren St. Notice of funeral ter. a REYNOLDS. In this city. Feb. 21. 1912, Maria, wit of Tnomas Rey nolds. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her daughter. No. 755 Ogden street, on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 a. m., and from St. Patrick's church at 9 a. m.- Interment at St. Michael's cemetery: ' " " ' 4 1 - B 22 b BROWN. In Noroton, Conn., Feb. . 19, 1912, John W. Brown, aged 71 years. ' ... Friends are Invited to attend the funeral from Henry E. Bishop's Mortuary Chapel, No. 274 Fairfield Ave.. (Bridgeport.) on Thursday . evening, Feb. 22d, at 8 o'clock. Interment at York Bay ceme tery. Jersey City. B 21 b WALSH. In this city, Feb. 21, 1912, ' .James Walsh. Friends. are Invited to attend the funeral from his late . residence. No. 311 Pequonnock street, on Fri day, Feb. 23, at :30 a m., and from St. Augustine's church at 9 a. m. -r Interment at St. Michael's ' . cemetery. ; . - B b CHERRY TREES 35-50ceach JohnReck&Son 985 MAIN" ST. Tel. 759-3 Cherry Washington's Birthday James Horan & Son FLORISTS Choice Cut Flowers HAWK INs7FL0RIST -. .- STttATFIELP BUILD IN Q rm m ?: -.i-in !r zr, $3HT '"'"Monuments AirnSTIC LASTING Plant operated by pneumatic cnttlux nnd polielilns: tools HUGHES & CHAPMAN I0O STRATFORD AVENUE 'Phone Connection Rl tf INK FOR SIGN MAKING Blue, red, purple, white, black, green and scarlet, 10c a bottle. Camel Hair Brushes to use with these inks 5c and 10c. Card Board in colors, size 22x28, price 5c a sheet. Rubber Type to make signs to sell your goods with can be fbund at Jackson's Book Shop, 98& Main Street. STORM DAMAGE IN THIS CITY Wind and Water Combine to Bring Discomfort to and water played havoc in Bridgeport during the past twenty four hours. Nearly a dozen trees and many signs were blown down. The cellars of the buildings in Main street between Charles and Federal streets were flooded because the sewer in that vicinity is inadequate in a thaw whuh sometimes comes before a winter rain iiorm. An illuminated sign over the branch office of the Naugatuck Valley com pany in Fairfield avenue near Main street, was hurled down by the fierce blasts and in falling it crashed through the big plate glass window of the ofoe. At Wood avenue and Wade street a big maple was bowled over by the wind. A tree fell across the street at Fairfield avenue and Norman street last night completely blocking the traffic. Workmen for the Connecticut company labored all night getting the tree clear of the street. Other places where trees fell and where the employes of the city street department did good work In clearing them up were Fairfield avenue and Seeley street; State street opposite the home of Alderman DeForest; Seaview avenue and Deacon street; Prospect street near West avenue; Broad street opposite Prospect street. Fallen trees were reported in several other sec tions of the city. A flood exists in that section of Main street between' Federal and Charles street. This entire section back as far as Madison . avenue is drained by one sewer 10 by 15 located at Main and Federal streets. This sewer has not the capacity to carry off an inundation produced by the thaw and storm of the past few days, hence cellars all along this section are filled with water. In a house in Norman street it was reported that the wind had blown a storm vestibule from the house from its fastenings and tossed it into the dooryard. The cable of the Yellow Mill draw bridge burned out last night. At Washington bridge the Housa tonic river is clear of ice to the sound but above the bridge the ice pack still remains although the draw tender said this morning that wind and tide were breaking it up pretty well. The brick chimney on the residence -f Augusta . Wallenta, 82 Bishop ave me, went tumbling away in the wind vhen an unusually strong gale swept wer that section this morning. Fire nen were .summoned from No. 8 en gine house but there was no fire and -.he bricklayer's service were needed nstead. CHAUIICEY DEPEW SAYSCHERRYTREE IS A SPLENDID LIE (Special from United Press.) New York, Feb. 22 "The cherry tree tory told about George Washington Is a lie. But it is a splendid lie in substantiation of truth. A story ioesn't. always have to be a truth if 't doesn't hurt any," said former Sen ator Chauncey M. Depew today. "The cherry tree story is. only found in one life of Washington -that one written by a man named Weem, out in West Virginia. Weem was a min ister and he wanted to write some thing in the line of stories about Wash ington and he compiled them Into a book. The cherry tree was one. That book was one of three read by Abru- ham Lincoln when a boy." METHODIST CHURCH LOOSES STEEPLE IN WIND STORM During the windstorm last night the Saugatuck Methodist church lost its steeple. The church is a wooden building, built in 1853. and fear has been entertained for some time about the safety of, the steeple, which is about ninety feet high. At about 1:30 a. m. the steeple broke off just above the belfry. In falling it damaged the cornice slight ly and broke several windows. Other than by. the rain, not much damage was done to the interior of the build ing. The trustees of the church were on hand this morning to take action at once toward repairing the damage. Washington's Birthday Generally Observed In New York Today (Special from United Prss.) New York, Feb. 22 While there was a general observance of Washington's Birthday here today, there was an absence of the usual elaborate cere monies of former years. The most unique feature was the "water wagon" and drunkards reunion celebration at the National headquarters of the Sal vation Army. Several hundred former drunks pa raded Fifth , avenue preceded by a water wagon a real sprinkling cart ar.d the police of the entire citv were asked to send every drunk picked up today to their all day services in West 14th street. The Knights of Co'um bus held their annual set-vires with a mass by Father Vaughn, whi'e the old time volunteer firemen paraded. Tonight numerous dinners will be given In honor of the "Father of his Country."- SMOKY CHIMNEY GIVES ALARM. The auto chemical was summoned at 11:30 this morning to the house at 44 Courtland street, occupied by Mrs. M. L. Hoffman. A smoky chimney occasioned the alarm. Xo damage. STATE OF CONNECTICUT. DISTRICT OF BKiHCEPORT, BS PROBATE COURT. February 19th, 1912. Estate of Mary A. Cunningham, late of the town of Bridgeport in said Dis trict, deceased. The Court of Probate for the District of Bridgeport, hath limited and allow ed six months fr -.n the date hereof for the Creditors of said Estate to exhibit the.r c'aims for settlement. Tho who neglect to present ihelr account, properly attested, within said time, will be d burred a recovery. Ml per sons Indebted to a1d TCstate ere re quested to make immediate payment to JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, B 22 sp- Administrator. Eloquent Jesuit At St. Augustine's Father Corbett Preaches First of Series of Lenten Sermons Rev. John Corbett, S. J., preached the first of a series of Lenten ser mons iri St. Augustine's church last evening, taking as his text, "Dust Thou Art, and Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return. The eloquent priest add: eas ed a congregation much larger than weather conditions promised. Father Corbett is editor of the Mes senger, one of the leading Catholic publications. His brilliant writings are on a par with his eloquence a-i a pu'pit orator. Rev. Father C. J. Me Elroy. P. R.. of St. Augustine's church has arranged to have Father Corbett preach sermons every Wednesday , evening during Lent. EMPLOYERS WANT SURPLUS OF LABOR REGULATEWAGES fSpecial from United Press.) Washington, Feb.. 22. That distri bution of immigration throughout this country is demanded chiefly by big employers of unskilled labor, "who are always glad to have a surplus of labor on hand so as to be in a posi j tion to keep wages at the minimum," I was the charge made by Commission er of Immigration Keefe, in a state ment, today, attacking recent projects to divert the flow of immigration from the large cities. "The theory on which most of these I plans rest," said Keefe, "that there is an almost unlimited demand for com mon labor in this county, is unwar ranted bv the facts. Because the farmer needs additional help during certain periods it does not follow that the country should be flooded with cheap foreign labor which during the greater pan of the year is forced to accept a wage that affords only a bare subsistence, tending to reduce the American standard of wages and living." VETERAN BLACKSMITH T. J. CARROLL DEAD For Many Tears Deceased Was a Local Retail Liquor Dealer Thomas J: Carroll, a veteran black smith, for a number of years promi nent in the liquor business, died at his home, 253 Warren . s'reet. this morning, after a lingering illness, cov ering several years. Mr. Carroll had resided in Bridgeport for 31 years. Uf late he had lived a life practically of retirement for failing health caused him to relinquish business activities. Mr. Carroll was a blacksmith and horseshoer. He came to Bridgeport in 1881, and worked for several years for the late Patrick Clark in Broad street. Then he entered the employ of John McQuay and still later John Bennett whose shop 'was first in Broad street, later in Cannon street, near Courtlanc" street. He purchased from" his brother, James H. Carroll, a saloon in Fair field avenue, where he remained in business for nearly 20 years. Of laM he had been associated wiih his broth er, in the undertaking business at M Elm street. Surviving him are a widow and two children. Earl, aged 15, and Catherine Mildred, 9; his brother, James H. Car roll, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Bar key, 606 - Warren street. He was a member of the Sacred Heart church. DIES FROM SHOCK HEARING FIRE GONG Special from United Press.) Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22. Mrs. Ell Schumann, an invalid, died at her home, today, having collapsed when she heard fire gongs and saw smoke coming out of a house across the street. As she was1 reading about the Houston fire, physicians say this caus ed her mind to become wrought up so that the sound of the fire gongs pro duced a shock causing paralysis. Yale Fence Rush, Rather Tame Affair, Won By Freshmen (Special from United Press) New Haven, Feb. 22. A clarion call for the "good old day." when the class rushes were filled with "red blood and energy and all morning long they fought, cane, boot and fist, up and- down the campus," was sounded in today's Yale News. Tho editorial asked "What object is there in fostering a mutiliated remnant of the old fence-rush?" Today's rush, won by the freshmen in less than five minutes, was a tame affair hedged in by rules circulated to make it "a hollow tradition free from the fire within," according to the News. MBS. BILLINGS HAS APPENDICITIS. Mrs. Mary E. Billings, 688 Park avenue, is now at the Galen where she was Miccessfully operated upon for appendicitis last evening. The condition of Mrs. Billings is said to be very satisfactory. BEAUREGARD JUNIOR. Mr. and Mrs. John Beauregard of 78 Chapel street are the happy par ents of a nine pound boy born last evening. Mr. Beauregard is the dis trict manager of the Mohican com pany. "Beaury" is passing around the choice perfectos. POST OFFICE EMPLOYES HOLD CONVENTIONS TODAY. Nearly all the employes of the lo cal post office who had a holiday to day went out of the city this after noon to attend conventions of the as sociations with which they are con nected. The clerks and carriers went to Hartford where their associations held a jo'nt convention. This evening a joint banquet will be he'd. The fK'e carriers connected with the rural de livery from the local po-t office went to New Haven to attend their annual I banquet and meeting of the Connecti cut Rural Carriers' association at the Oneco hotel. Congressman Thomas L. Reilly was the guest of the as sociations. ITALIAN GOfm5IFNT ISSUES ROOK OP TORT1-RF.S TO SOLDIERS BY TIUKS (SpeciftI from United Press.) Rome. Feb. 22. The government, today, issued a book, copious'y illus trated, describing the torture? that Italian soldiers had been ."ub.lected to in Tripoli when they fell into the hnndyi of the Turks after the battle of October 2 3. In order to spnre the feelings of the famM'es of the victims it was announced that the book wouid only be distributed in foreign countries. Johnson To Run With Roosevelt California's Executive and Other G. 0. P. Leaders Satisfied With Teddy's Progressive Doctrines. (Special from United Press. New York, Feb 22 Governor Hiram W. Johnson, of California, who is be ing boomed in his home state as a running: mate for Roosevelt, today, gave his opinion of the Colonel's speech at Columbus, in the following written statement: "Colonel Roosevelt preached the doc trine of progress and Democracy, the doctrine that has come out of the west so successfully and is now grip ping the most benighted portions of the east. "In direct opposition to the recent utterances of the President, Mr. Roose velt is for pure Democracy and anew declares his confidence and trust in our kind of government and those who compose it. The issue is thus now made whether we are really cap able of self-government. The address of the Colonel is, of course, what we expected of the great leader but it brings cheer to every progressive Am erican citizen." Amos Pinchot. today, said: "In my opinion, the Colonel's speech means that the issue between Roose velt and Taft in the coming campaign will be whether the people or big bus iness shall run the country. "Mr. Taft has stated pretty plainly that he cannot trust the people to gov ern; Mr. Roosevelt says as plainly that he can. Mr. Taft has declared that progressives are 'neurotics' and that their views of government are un sound. Now Mr. Roosevelt comes out flatfooted for pure Democracy and supports each proposition that Mr. Taft has ridiculed. By his speech, yesterday, Mr. Roosevelt struck a great blow for the people of this country. He has thrown down the glove to the whole reactionary army and announced a doctrine for the strengthening of the hearts of men." Lincoln Bates. Jr., former assembly man and President of the New York City Roosevelt League, gave out the following: "Whether the Republican party is to be the liberal or the reactionary party depends upon the result of this con flict. With Roosevelt as its nominee, the party will win back the progres sives of the west and, ballasted by the conservatives of the east, will become once more the party of progress." Washington Hears Colombian Minister Has Been Recalled rSpecial from United Press.) Washington, Feb. 22 It was report ed today that the Colombian minister, Senor Pedro Nel Ospina, has been re called by his government because of his letter to the State department suggesting that a visit to Colombia by Secretary of State Knox would be "inopportune." None of the members of the legation was at home today, and the State department had not been officially ad vised of the matter. OLD LANDMARK HIT HARD BY WIND Stately Pine Tree that Has Stood for Two Centuries Partly Destroyed (Special to The Farmer.) Stepney, Feb. 22 During the terrific wind storm which prevailed here, last night, one of the oldest landmarks in this section of the State was partially destroyed when the top was blown from the tail pine tree on the o!4 Lamphear place, about a quarter of a mile from the residence of C. H. Pow ell. The tree is estimated to be 200 years o'.d and like a giant sentinel it has stood visible for miles around. It was fully 100 feet in height. It was broken off about forty feet from the base. At the point of the break the tree is about two feet in thickness. Twice last summer the tree was struck by lightning and the point at which the tree broke last night is the identical spot where the lightning bolts struck iast summer. There was a severe thunder and lightning storm in Hartford and vi cinity last night, and it was rumored that the same condition prevailed in Stepney and that the tree was struck by lightning, but residents of the vi cinity say that the damage was done by the high wind and there was no thunder storm in the -vicinity of Step ney. A Broken Axle Delays Trolley Service A broken axle on a trolley car on the Wejstport-Saugatuck line, early last night, caused a tie-up of the line fo about two hours. The car was in charge of Maurice Mills, motorman, and Conductor Ball. The accident happened in Bridge street, nearly od posite the school building, at a point where the tracks were flooded by the storm at the time, making it necesstry for the few passengers to remain aboard until help came. This is the second time in two weeks that a brok en axle has caused trouble on this line, both times in nearly the same spot. Waldemere Council Pays for Defeat at Pinochle About 50 members of TJncas coun cil, O. U. A. M., were the guests at a dinner in G. A. R. hall last night of a similar number of members of Waldemere council of the fame order, the banquet being the result of the defeat sustained by Waldemere coun cil's pinochle teams at the hands of the Tjncas council experts. J. R. Beechcr presided at the din ner, which proved a most enjoyab'e one, and many interesting and witty toasts were heard. Rain did not dampen the spirits of the banqueters and the guests of the occasion de clared that the prize was well worth striving for. MRS. KLEIN'S FUNERAL. The. funeral of Mrs. Bernhard Klein wm held this morning from her home, 4 39 Norman street, at 10:30. Many relatives and friends gathered at' the bereaved home. The flowers were unusually numerous "and beautiful. Rev. Dr. Thorner. of the Pork Ave nue Temp'e officiated. The pall bearers were EH Lesser. M. J. Rnech ler. Hirnm Straus. Henry Bishop. H. J. G.irsman. sons-in-law. and Attor rtev .T. B. Klein, son of the deceased Fidel'ty Bebekah lodsre, I. O. O. F1.. of which the deceased was a mem ber, was represented by a delegation Interment was, in B'nai Israel cemetery. Entrance on Main street. Fairfield avenue Bridgeport, Conn., Thursday, Feb. 22, 1912 prints 5 A M en s skirts, mostly Yorke and a tit soiled, wortk $1 and $1.50 75c When a man can save a-quarter or a-third of what he usually pays for a shirt and get such shirts as these, he will be wise to be prompt. Yorke shirts are dandies. They are splendid in pattern and in quality. They are made by experts and fit as shirts ought to fit We especially like to sell them to particular men for such men most appreciate them. These are mostly Yorke shirts, with them a few of other makes but none sold usually at less than a dollar. They are soile d from handling and display and we want to clear them out of the way before the new Spring shirts come to the front. Choose Friday and while they last, although usual price is $1 and $1.50, at - 75c $1. It is only fair to warn folks to be prompt. Right of Main street door. . THE HOWLIAND DRY GOODS CO. BROTHERS FIGHT OVER WILL OF THEIR BROTHER Before Judge Hallen in the Probate court, this afternoon, the contest was renewed on the admission of the will of Jeremiah Kane, better known local ly as John W. Kelly, the late cafe proprietor of Bank street, whose brother, a lawyer in Boston, seeks to overthrow the orovisions of the will. It was expected that a number of witnesses would be offered by the op position, whose testimony would be along the line tnat li.ane was not m sound and disposing mind when he signed the will. OBJECT TO LAYOUT OF STREET IX STRATFORD "The layout of a new street in the Skidmore Hill section of Stratford ap pears to have annoyed some of the residents and an application for re lief has been filed in the suerior court, by Betsy, David and Stephen Booth, all of Stratford. Deputy Sher iff John M. Donnelly has served pa pers on the Selectmen Charles H. Welles. Frederick W. Nettleton and John E. Holmes, instructing them to appear in court and show cause why the relief should not be granted. The selectmen, it is alleged, laid out the highway from the Skidmore hill road to the Connecticut Co. tracks on May 13, 1911. The proposed highway goes-over the Booth land. It is claim ed that the layout is not the most con venient, that the town has not ac cepted the written survey and that it has not been recorded on the land records as required by the land stat utes. The property in question belongs to the estate of David Booth, Betsy .Booth, his widow and Stephen and David Booth are David's sons. They claim they received no notice of the proposed layout. PATRIOTIC APPEAL OF GOVERNMENT TO MINERS UNION XOT TO STRIKE. ( Special from United Press.) London. Feb. 22 Police reserves had to be pressed into service in Downing street, today, to disperse a curious crowd which gathered about the building in which Premier As quith and other government officials were holding a conference with the coal operators. This afternoon government officials met with representatives of the min ers' union and appealed to them on the grounds of patriotism not to tie up the industries of the country by striking on March 1. QUEEN'S DAUGHTERS TO MEET. The reeular monthly meeting of the Oueen's Daughters will be he'd tomor row evening at 8 o'clock, in the chapel of St. Augustine's church. HOWLAND'S c and be News that is worth while, news that is valuable, news that will be received with enthusiasm. Commencing Friday morning, American prints for a limited time, 5c & 6c yd. American prints are the printed cottons that look worth far more than their usual price. They are favorite material for house-dresses (practically the universal fab ric) ; they are much-liked textile for morning dresses. And they are as pretty and as crisp and as attractive as woman could wish. Patterns of these American prints are such as one ex pects to find only in woven .-ottons of double their price. There are pretty checks and plaids, there are checks with dots in contrasting color, there are small plaids with ring dots scattered thickly upon them, and there are many many colors and combinations ranging from black-and-white to delicate light blues and tans. Of course, there is large quantity and much diversity of navy blue, the one thing that might be called the staple color in prints. A big quantity, a big variety, and of more than usual ralue for price. Ready Friday morning at Main 1 1 ITU AH Maria, wife of Thomas Reynolds, of 755 Ogden street, succumbed to a lin gering illness, yesterday. Surviving her are her husband three daughters, Mrs. James Lynch, Mrs. William Job linski and Miss Maria Reynolds. She was a member of St. Patrick's par ish. The death of David Romm, a gro ceryman at Howard and Beechwood avenues, occurred at his home, last evening, after a short illness. Six children survive. They are Mrs. B. Adler of New York, and Frances, Sarah, Lillian, Morris and Harold, of this citv. The funeral of Mary O'Brien was held this morning from the residence of her brother-in-law, David Casey, 790 Rai'.road avenue, at 8:30, and from Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock, where Rev. Father Mooney celebrated the high mass of requiem. There was a large attendance of sorrowing rela tives and friends and the pall bearers were Thomas Casey, Patrick Condon, William Casey, Thomas Casey, Frank Sullivan and James McGuire. Inter ment was at St- Michael's cemetery. The funeral of Charles A. Witherell, for many years an assistant foreman for the Singer Mfg. Co. and tne W. & W. Mfg. Co., was held from the mor tuary chapel of Henry E. Bishop in Fairfie.d avenue, at 2 o clock this at ternoon. There ere many handsome floral remembrances. Rev. William Brown of 'the Point Union Mission of ficiated. Waldemere Council, O. U. A. M., exemplified the ritual at the grave in Mountain throve cemetery. Members of the council were pall bear ers. Mrs. Frances Dewitt, co'ored, died at St. "Vincent's hospital this morning Biter a short illness of pneumonia. She was 4 years of age. he madte ner home with her daughter, Ha'tie, wife of George W. Grant, 24 Wallace street. Besides her daughter, one son, Richard Nichols, survives. POINTS OF INTEREST. Tons of Fresh Fish received every day during Lent, to be sold cheaper than- fish was ever sold for before in Bridgeport. Also a full line of halibut steak, cod, bluehsh, salmon, smelt, eels, Spanish mackerel, weak rteh, ea trout, porgies, pike, pickerel, long and round clams, open and in the she'l, oysters, lobsters, es callops and all other kinds of fresh fish in season at lowest prices. Pure cod liver oil a specialty at W. D. Cook & Son'a For Home and Medical Uses. We believe in giving every one a square deal. Every one gets the same grade of goods here because we have only one grade and that is the high est. For instance we are the agents of Mi'es' ale, an ale that has set the standard for years, also for the Bar tholomay's Rochester New York lage-, which is recommended by the medi cal profe-sion as an excellent tonic delivered in case.'? to any part of the city by phoning 3459-3. M.J. Maloney, 86 Jones avenue. His wines and liquors are of the best quality also his soda and mineral waters. and Cannon street The Weather Fair, colder, tonight and tomorrow. 5c & 6 c. floor, rear. & $1. BOYS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE IN Jit. ftEPUBLIC BLAZE. (Special from United Press.) Grove City, Pa., Feb. 22 Twenty-six boys narrowly escaped today when fire destroyed the main cottage of the George Junior Republic here, early to day. The loss is estimated at $7,000. MAGNA CHART A LODGE. Miss Anna S. Horsfall rendered in a very acceptable manner "Sweet Spirit, Hear My Prayer"', at a social session following the meeting of Mag na Charta lodge, O. S. St. G., lasfl evening. FAIR REAPS S3, 000. John M. Rusnak, Stefen Buda and M. Ocko are the leaders in the popu larity contest begun in the fair of St. John's Nepomuk church, ?ast week. The person to receive the highest number of votes will be awarded a handsome gold watch. The fair prov ed a splendid financial success, the receipts being estimated at about $3, 000. ODDS AND ENDS HERE AND THERE Toledo D. A. R. banqueters con sumed a 2"0 pound cake built of 130 eggs, 40 pounds of sugar, 15 pounds of butter, 20 quarts of milk, 60 pounds of floui, 6 pints of vanila and 30 pounds of icing. Wooster, O. Mrs. Lizzie Fe.rden wald Hartzler, 70, who three weeks ago married Fred Hartzler, aged 72, of Garden City, Mo., is dead here. They were childhood sweethearts. Long Is'and City Because his legs were shortened three inches when he fell from a scaffold, Julius Bruelling. a bricklayer, was awarded Jla.OOO in the Queens County Supreme Court- Paris French scientists have deter mined that a year on Mars is - twice as long as on this planet a-nd that the inhabitants there enjoy "the no blest delights of intelligence." DIED. M'CARTHY. In Danbury, Feb. 17. Margaret, widow of John McCar thy. jrCLOSKEY. In Danbury, Feb. 16, John B. McCloskey, aged 17 years. HAIG I IT. In Danbury, Feb. lo, George Haight. S4 years of age, SEELY. At Stamford, Feb. 13, Sarah Elizabeth, widow of Joseph F Seelv. LOCKWO'OD. In Stamford, Feb. 15, Josephine. wiin- - tianiora ixick- wd. aged SI years. RICHTMYEK. in ciamford, Feb. 16, Jeannette E.. widow of John Richt- mver. aged 72 years. HirkEY. At Stamford. Feb. 19, ilR TV . niUUW ui .11 n tin. i i i i v rx cr . AUSTIN. At Xoroton Heights. Feb. 1 nerecse, hup ui naruia aumui. LEERS In Stamford. Feb. 19, Theo- MORSE. In Danbury, Feb. 2 O.George CV Aforsp;. Affed 2 4 vpars. ACKKTFY. Jn Danbury, Feb. 17. Lillie E. wife of Richard E. AcKe- SCTTOOVMAKER In Bethel, Feb. 19, t- i : r-. l X years.