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55 ) THE WEATHER THE FARMER Fair, cold, tonight; cloudy )) ran be obtained! toy NEWS BOYS DRAI-Ens AND OTTIKTtS. s,rter 8 , lnr wlnva. at i II mlrfl NeVI 7 4- , v BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT VOL. 48. NO. 47 BOOK MISSING WITH RECORD IN BRANDT CASE Brand Jury Finds Food Fur- nislied Prisoner By Order Of Gans WHILE SHFEYALET WAS IN THE TOMBS Justice Gerard To Wait Reason able Time For Pardon Of Governor (Special from United Press.) KewYork, Fb. 23. In an effort to find out what became of the coun tel book of the Tombs during March, 1907. while Foulke E. Brandt, the former Schiff valet, was in the Tombs, awaitin trial. DJstrlct Attorney Whit man called on - the prison officials Who had charge of the volume. This book has only been missing re cently. The grand Jury, after exam ining witnesses in its conspiracy probe, also heard from the restaurant proprietor who furnished Brandt with rood while in the Tombs. He said he furnished the food by order of Gans. who paid the bills. Justice Gerard ud,' today." he will wait "a reasonable time" for Gover nor Dix to decide whether he wants to pardon Brandt and will withhold his decision in the. habeas corpus mat ter from" the filing clerk until the ar1y part of next week. Until it is finally filed- no application for Brandt's admission to bail can be .made. District Attorney "Whitman said, to day, that the original burglary indict ment will probably be dismissed when Brandt is arraigned on it. He said that tt was obviously so full of error that no Judge could order the accused to trial on it. So far as the indict ment charging assault on Schiff is concerned. Whitman said, he did not know what would be dona. It was the general belief, however, that, in view of the fact that Brandt has al ready served five years in prison, Whitman will a'so ask that this in dictment be dismissed. Husband Rushed At Mrs. KHnco -With Huge Knife Arrested and Brought to City Court But Witnesses Fail to Put in Appearance Fearing' death at the hands of her tiusband, who rushed at her with a huge knife and cut her upon the left band. Mrs. John Kllnco of 102 Willis- ton street, sent for the police, last night, and had her inebriated spouse 'locked up. Kllnco was arraigned in the city court, this morning, on the charges of carrying concealed weapons, breach of the peace and assau'.t. His wife and two' other Important witnesses failed to appear and the court Issued capias warrants for their arrest. After court was over Mrs. Klinco and the other two witnesses, Elsie (Bader and Peter Olag, boarder in the house, put in a belated appearance. They were locked up for a few min utes to impress upon them the im portance of being in court on time, and then were released on their own recognisance with strict instructions to appear promptly in the morning. Attacks Postal Commission Plan Approved By Tail '(Special from United Press.) Washington, Feb. 23 Attacking the postal commission .plan approved by President Taf t, for doubling the sec ond class rate, as a reform which "can aid none but the express monopo ly," Nathan B. Williams, former counsel for Congressional Committees ' and an authority on postal matters, today. Issued a statement chargina that the express companies were un lawfully competing with the postoffice department. "Official - reports show that one. third of all second class matter is now being handled by express com panies at rates below the present postage," he says. "Singularly enough, the President makes no refer ence to this, though the files of the Department of Justice show that more . than a year ago this matter was brought to his attention. "But there were no prosecutions, no Tort made to get right, no halt put UAOn this inroad on legitimate postal revenues, amounting to at least $50, 000 every day." Williams cited the organic law re. serving to the government the right to transmit the malls, and asserted that the question now was whether the "constitution and laws or lawless combination of refractory individuals hall triumph." BLAZE DESTROYS B. & O. STOREHOUSE. (Special from United Press.) Baltimore. Feb. 23 With a loss of probably $100,000, fire, said to have been spread by an explosion In a sheet iron tank, destroyed the storehouse of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at the Mt. Clare shops yesterday. Compen sation for the loss will be made by the railroad itself as it carries its own Insurance. c COAXi STRIKE WOUU) CliOSE STEEL IVDCSTflr. Special from United Press.) Glangow, Feb. 23. The steel man ufacturers of Glassrow, today, posted notices that all work would be sus pended in their plants in the event of a. coal strike. Ten thousand men are employed in the local plant- FIRE BUG BUSY IN CITY'S CENTER STARTS BLAZE IN OLD CITY BAKERY CELLAR That a "fire bug" is at work in the city of Bridgeport is the belief of the fire authorities and the state police, several Incendiary blazes having been started in the down-town section of the city within a short time of each other. The last attempt to come to the eyes of the authorities was a deliber ate plot to set the old City Bakery building at Main and Bank streets afire on Wednesday night. But for the fact that C. L. Grif fith, who conducts a shoe store hap pened down that evening on some business and was Just in time to nip the blaze, there might have been a serious conflagration. The building was carefully locked but someone managed to break in and CONTRACT BOARD GETTING BUSY Asks Various Departments to Submit Estimate of Sup plies Needed The Board of Contract and Supply, which has not yet officially organized, has taken time by the forelock in sending to all city departments a no tice asking for lists of the supplies that the dep'artment expects to use for the next fiscal year. The board will come into official be ing April 1. Meanwhile its members are casting about for a man to take the place, of clerk, for which a maxi mum salary of $2, '00 is fixed by ordi nance. A. E. Macdonald, purchasing agent of the Crane Valve Co., will be the chairman of the board. A. number of applications for the clerkship have come forward from other cities. Of these a New Tork applicant is said to' be most favorably considered.' Mr. Macdonald said to day that his assistant In the Crane Co., Albert Smith, of Mllford, who had been mentioned, wou-d not take the place. Following is the notice sent by the board to the various departments: "In accordance with the ordinance creating the Board of Contract and Supply, please submit a list in detail of the materia's you will require for the year 1812-1912, giving approximate quantities and explaining as fully as possible the particular quality of each kind of material, stating brands and maker where you have them. "It is our Intention to co-operate with you in' th!s work and we wilJ alwAys appreciate any information or suggestions from you that will help us to give you the very best mater ials for the money spent. We hope you' will allow us to consult with you frequently on the quality of materials, as we desire to give you the proper supplies to enab'e you to maintain the efficiency of your department at the very lowest cost. "We have no blanks prepared as yet, so you may use a plain sheet. As we have an enormous amount of work ahead of us we would appreciate your prompt attention to this list. "A. B. MACDO.VALD, "Chairman." LaFolIette Lands Progressives Of His Own State (Special from United Press.) ' Madison, Wis., Feb. 22. The fol lowing letter from Senator LaFolIette in reply to the letter of endorsement sent by the progressive Republicans here, was made public today. "Hon. J. J. Blaine, chairman, and Erich Stone, secretary, Madison, Wis.: "Without one word I should have known where to lind you all. Where are there braver, brainier fighters for human rights. Trained and seasoned in many battles, you never swerve from the straight course. Again and again you have rrfnde what those without vision call 'defeat' the very cornerptone of great and lasting vic tory. We are facing a civic crisis. The demand for a better brand of government and a just solution of our economic and social problems is nation-wide. The government platform must be, therefore, thoroughly - con structive and uncompromising on tho great issues that are now to be fought out to a finish. "It is no time for compromise, either on principles or on men. It was the uncompromising, course in Wisconsin that secured the wiser progressive measures that have dis tinguished our commonwealth. Stand ing solidly together, we will continue the Wisconsin way until it is the na tional way. I believe that time is near at hand. (Signed) Robert M. LaFolIette." Greenwich Dog That Bit Others Had The Rabies (Special from United Press.) Rreenwlch, Feb. 23. The dog which bit twenty other dogs and at tacked two person.", last Tuesday, had the rabies, according to a decision of the state chemist announced here, to day. With this decision. State Com missioner on Domestic Animals Aver ill authorized the town authorities to kill any unmuzzled dog found at large and ordered owners to muzzle their pets at once. No dog owned or har bored in this city will be allowed at large or unmuzzled for a period of three months. The persons bitten by the dog with the rabies are believed to be in no danger, as the animal drew no blood. But John McGuinness, a small boy bitten by another dop. last Wednes day, is under observation, today. This dog has been killed and its head sent to Middletown for examination for rabies. Already three dn.s have been kill ed by the town authorities. Dr. Earl Schofield has 12 other itinerant dos In custody and these will be put to death probably today. The town hi presently without a dog warden but such an officer will be appointed at once. piled a quantity of paper and rub bish at the foot of the cellar stair way and then set this ablaze. ! By rare good luck it wasn't more than a minute or two when Mr. Grif-j fith chanced to enter his store on aj matter of business. He at once smell- i ed smoke and ran into the cellar to investigate. There was the burning rubbish ,all piled up and beginning! to blaze merrily. Mr. Grlintn secur ed several pailfuls of water and was able to control the blaze without out side assistance, but it was over 15 min utes before he had quenched the last smouldering embers. This blaze, following on several others of a suspicious nature in tha center of the city, confirms the fear in the minds of the authorities that a fire bug" is loose In the city or Bridgeport. Identifies Cap x As Belonging To Drowning Victim Woman's Visit to Police Head quarters Gives Color to Drowning Rumor Harbor Will be Dragged That the supposed drowning of a man in the Bridgeport harbor, Tues day night, may have been something more than a rumor after all, was dis closed todav when Miss Margaret Tuckarth of 168 Calhoun avenue, vis ited police headquarters and identified a cap, found floating In the water, as belonging to a man she knew. Miss Tuckarth was very non-communicative as to the Identity of the person In question. As the result of her visit, however, the police will ar range to have the harbor dragged a bit, and Drawtender Schletinger's grappling irons wi.l be brought into play. Tuesday night about 6 o'clock spec tators near the foot of Union Square declared that they saw a bald-beaded man struggling some distance out in the harbor. As a careful investigation at the time failed to reveal any facts In con nection with the supposed drowning, the police and harbor authorities were very much inclined to doubt the story. Subsequently the discovery of the cap in the harbor and its Identification by M:'ss Tuckarth have given, more color to the affair, however. . . , REBEL FORCES MARCH ON TWO MEXICAN CITIES (Poecial from United Press.) ; EI Paso, Feb. 23. The Vasquista forces have reached Sablnal in their movement toward Juarez. One thou sand men comprise this force and it is reported that a like number are marching on Chihuahua. The Vasquista forces are being con centrated for a, double movement on the two cities. They will meet with practically no resistance at Juarez. Bridges on the national line were burned by Vasquistas, last night. Trains which left Juarez at 6 last night, returned at 7 this morning, having found nearly all bridges burn ed and wires cut and the country overrun with armed rebels. Sec. Meyer Is Hon Committal On Presidential Race (Special from United Press.) Washington, Feb. 23 A peristent rumor that Secretary of the Navy George Von L. Meyer had told Pres. ident Taft that if Colonel Roosevelt voluntarily entered the Presidential race ne would step down from his j place in the Cabinet, was cryptically answered, by Meyer, at the White House today. i "I will do my duty that's all," was Meyer's sole comment. The report was based on the long and personal friendship between Roosevelt and Meyer and 6n the as sumption that Meyer would feel em barrassed because of bis connection with a candidate opposed to T. R. Meyer was postmaster general under Roosevelt. One other "Roosevelt man" in the Cabinet Secretary of War Stimson, who had the Colonel's backing in the last New York gubernatorial cam paign, today, announced that, on March 5. he would speak before the Taft club, at Chicago. This speech will be his first in the Taft renomination campaign. WALI. STREET TODAY (Special from United Press.) New York, Feb. 23. Opening. Al though many stocks made advances at the opening of the market, today, the specialties showed slight recessions. Trading was dull. 11a. m. Toward the end of the first hour the tone improved, with pronounced strength in many issues. Government bonds unchanged, oth er bonds steady. Noon. Business became dull in the late forenoon and price changes were narrow. SEVEN WOMEN AMONG 84 PERSONS POSTED WITH rCTXAM SALOON MEN. (Special, from United Press.) Putnam. Feb. 23. Eighty-four resi dents have been "posted" as not en titled to he served with liquor. Tho list includes seven women, son of thein married. JfEKTE.NS.DK A marriage license was ib.-i,. 1 to day to Paul Mertens, employed In a local factory. and Ella M. Dean, whose occupation is given as forewoman. KNOCKED DOWN AND KIDNAPPED THEN JJESERTED Injured by Auto, Carried 16 Miles in Country and Left to Freeze in Desolate Hut Steve Nagy, Workman at Ameri can Graphophcne, Gets Back After Ihree Days With Both Hands and Feet Frozen Knocked down and run over by an automobile at the corner of State street and Fairfield avenue, then pick ed up and carried "sixteen miles into the country . and left helpless and de serted in a lonely hut until both hands and feet were frozen this was the horrifying and brutal treatment accorded to Stephen Nagy of 42 Ches ter street by two automobilists whose names the police are anxious to as certain. The accident occurred on Monday night about 6 o'clock. Nagy did not succeed in getting home until yes terday and he is now helpless as the result of his injuries and the freezing of his hands and feet. This morning Mrs. Nagy reported the circumstances to Superintendent Joseph Brennan of the Charities de partment, and arrangements will be made to extend city help to the fam ily. The Nagys have two children. Nagy works at the factory of the American Graphophone Company. On Monday night just after dark he was returning to his home when at the corner of Fairfield avenue and State street he was struck and knocked down by an automobile without any headlights. Two men in the car picked up Nagy, placed him in the machine and car ried him for a distance of about 16 miles setting him down somewhere in the countryside above Westport, In a deserted hut, the exact location of which Nagy cannot tell. Here they left him. telling him that they would be back shortly with money and medical attendance and supplies. The injured man waited but they never returned. On the follow ing day, Nagy, who was badly bruis ed and scarcely able to walk, hobbled out of the hut. He Inquired his way of a farmer and was directed to the Bridgeport-Norwalk trolley line. As Nagy had no- money, he attempted to walk the distance into Bridgeport des pite his injured condition. He was three days on the trip and finally froze his hands and feet and was un able to proceed' farther. He might have died of the cold hut for . the -assistance given by some peo ple who gave him money and saw that he was placed aboard a trolley car for Bridgeport. ' a . Since getting home he has been confined-to his bed as the result of his injuries and exposure. He has given an excellent description of the two au tomobilists to the police. DEATH LIST MAY BE OVER 20 IN MINEEXPLOSION Many Of The 100 Men Trap ped When Fire Broke Out Have Been Rescued Alive (Special from United Press.) McAlester, Okla., Feb. 23 Reports here from Lehigh, where a mine ex plosion trapped more than 50 men, yesterday, declare that the death list probably will reach over 20. Seven bodies have been taken from the mine. A dozen men have been rescued alive, but from stories they tell It Is con sidered likely that at least 15 more dead will be found in one of the chambers. Fire in mine No. 4, of the Wichta Mining Company, was still raging to djay. It is not believed any of the men still in the mine can be aliveu Conservative estimates place the num ber of men still in the mine at 154 although some officials declare there may be 35. Such confusion exists that the mine bosses have not been able to make a complete check of the men missing. More than 100 men were in the mine when the fire broke out. A young Mexican boy and Chester Caldwell, a miner, saved a score of lives by rush ing through the various passages and spreading the alarm. The miners thus warned escaped. The government mine rescue crew from McAlester went to the scene and a negro was the first man found alive after the exploring party entered the mine. In the same room, however, the seven dead were found. Six men be lieved to be dead, revived when they reached the outside air. The rescue work was badly ham pered by the families of the entrapped miners gathering about the entrance. It is hoped the dead will be recovered today. It is believed the entire inner workings of the mine will be gutted by the fire. OFFICIAL PRESS AGENTFOR TAFT (Special from United Press.) Washington, Feb. 23 Leroy T. Ver. non, Washington correspondent of the Chicago Daily News. was. this after noon, picked as official press agent for the Taft renomination boomers. following a conference between the President, Chairman McKinley and Secretary Hilles. Vernon will estab lish a big "literary bureau" in con nection with the McKinley headquar ters here. PROBATE COURT. Judge TIallen today appointed Dr. B. F. White administrator and J. C Chamberlain and E. S. Fairehild ap praisers of the eftate of the late Jose phine K. Wentworth. who left real estate in Trumbull among other real tv interests. LA6N0 FEARS DEATH AT HANDS OF WHITE SLAVERS HE BETRAYED Prisoner Is Allowed To Change His Plea To Simple Assault Because Of Valuable Evidence Given To State Fearing that he will be killed by the white slavers he has betrayed, Joseph Lagno was led away to the county jail this afternoon after he pleaded guilty to simple assault before Judge Burpee in the criminal superior court. Lag no was trembling' like a leaf as he was taken from the court room to his cell in the basement of the court house. His case was - continued until next Tuesday. He heard that a member of the "white slave" gang was to pursue him into the court room this morning and he asked Sheriff Vollmer for pro tection. A swarthy individual of sus picious appearance was twice refused admittance to the court room and will be arrested if seen about the build ing again. Lagno, who was arrested for slashing- Dora Hermann's face on the night of February 10. last, came to court this morning with the intention of completing the confession he started Wilson And Clark Get Even Break In Oklahoma Gomprcmise Resolution is Finally Passed Giving Each Candi date 10 Votes (Special from United Press.) Oklahoma Citv. Okla.. Feb. 23. The Oklahoma Democratic State Con vention, early today, adopted the re port of -Alfalfa Bill' Murray. ,, the Wilson floor leader,- pledging JO of vi niati delegates to the national convention at Baltimore for- Wilsort and 10 for Champ Clark. The amend ment to tne compromise rcauiuuuu providing for the endorsement of Clark was lost by a vote of 314 to 289. The convention then recessed. , i ri. .1 ....... KhIta tnilar en one of the hottest fights ever seen in Okla homa, tne convention was sun uciu locked on the question as to whether -i .(Qlnaloo t rt thA national tin; slo-lc: a v. tr- . - w convention should be pledged to Gov ernor Wilson, ot new.jeracj, ui -"i"i. Clark, of Missouri. ' All efforts to compromise on a spilt delegation had failed. The 190 un instructed delegates from the county conventions still held the balance of power and swung first one way and then the other. At 2 o'clock, this morning. Gover nor Cruce was called upon for a v. , i rt on oHomnt to hriner the convention to some decision, advanced tne name oi uoveruur maisuau, Indiana. He pleaded that the conven ii rt v. V-. V. .t ii-..tin "VM sr. ti and lion eitu i1". ii.'t . . v .. . . .... Clark and endorse the Indiana execu tive, declaring any oi m. tin r ,.i. could be elected. Governor Cruce's speech was cheered for 15 minutes. ROOSEVELT SAYS NO POLITICS IN BAY STATE VISIT (Special from United Press. New Tork, Feb. 23 Although Col onel Roosevelt leaves for Boston to morrow at 10 o'clock, for a four days' visit, he declared today that there was no political significance in the tfip. The Colonel spent the day in his of fice receiving callers and disposing of correspondence. George Curry, former Governor of New Mexico, and a captain in Colonel Roosevelt's Rough Riders, took lunch with the Colonel. William Ha pin, an old guard leader from the 7th New Tork Assembly dis trict, spent some time in conference with Roosevelt and assured him of his sunort. ARMY OFEICER r HOLDS COPS AT BAY WITH FIREARMS (Special from United Press.) Philadelphia. Feb. 23 After holding a squad of police at bay with an army rifle and an automatic pistol for half an hour, Lieutenant E. V. B. Doure doure, recently dismissed from the Marine Corps, was overpowered by the officers and arrested. He was lat er admitted to jail by Magistrate Fitz patrlck ton charges of assault and bat tery, assault with intent to kill and discharging firearms within the city limits. The encounter took place at the fash ionable home of Douredoure's mother, at 134 Maplewood avenue. German town. The police had been summoned by the Former Lieutenant's mother because he had been on a rampage in the mansion. He fired a dozen shots at the police, all of which went wild and they fired one shot at him in re ply, which tore his clothing. MERIDEN MANUFACTURERS TO SEEK COURT RELIEF FOR RAISE IX TAXES. Meriden. Feb. 23.- The local man ufacturers who object to a raise in their taxes announced, today, that they would appeal to the courts for relief. Trenton A bill introduced in the as sembly and backed by the state game and fish commission would place a -fx of $1 on female cats. Wednesday when he was on trial be fore Judge Burpee and a jury. When the prisoner saw the crowd in . the court room he lost his nerve and said he wasn't ready to say anything fur ther. Later after a conference with his lawyer it was agreed that he should be allowed to change his plea to simple assault. He had previously been charged with assault with in tent to kill. The state was willing to agree to this because of the valu able service Lagno had rendered In getting evidence against the white slavers. The prisoner told an interpreter that he would feel safer in jail than any where else. He declared he didn't want to slash Dora Hermann but was ordered to do the deed by the gans who wanted revenge. Lagno said that even when he went with the girl to her apartments he couldn't bring him self to wield the knife. He waited until Just before they were leaving the house and then he remembered that he had been threatened with death if he didn't commit the crime. SIX YEARS FOR MAN WHO FORGED WIFE TO SHAME Pleading guilty to the charge that he had forced his 21-year-old wife to lead a life of shame, John DeBello of this city was this morning sentenced to State's prison for not more than six and not less than three years, by Judge Burpee in the criminal Super ior court. "There is hardly any of fense thsft is 'worse than this," de clared the court in passing sentence. In stating the -case to Judge Bur pee, Prosecutor John S. Pullman stated that the prisoner had married Lydia DeBllo when she was 16 years old, and nUhotigh he had treated her well at first he soon tried to compel the girl to go upon the streets. It was claimed that DeBelo induced his wife to go to Waterbury by de claring that he wanted her to work in a restaurant there. She soon dis covered, however, that her husband wanted her to sell herself. By means of threats and finally by actually beating the girl. DeBel'o forced her to do his bidding. They returned to th!s city in 1911 and the girl com plained to the local police last Jan uary, after she had told one of her neighbors about her troubles. Attorney Henry Greensteln, who represented DeBel'o, claimed that the young wife could have stopped her husband's ill treatment at any time by appealing to the police had she cared to do so. . PCfOCBXE night. at Oxford Club to ap MOONLIGHT DANCE Saturday night. Park Theatre Hall. Tickets 15 c. B 23 b p o WANTED. By young American wid ow 2 men boarders and roomers. Terms. $4.00 weekly. All Improve ments. On east; side. C. S., care of Farmer. B 23 d'o TO RENT. First class lodging houso, centrally located, paying proposi tion to right party. Enquire 641 Water St., near Fairfield avenue. B 23 s o I AM GOING to the new hall, th Park Theatre Hall every Saturday night and dance with my friends. The Excelsior Association. Tickets. 15 cents. B 23 bpo PARTY WISHES to buy large or small parcels of land for building purposes. State location, price, etc. Address N. Y. E. Bridgeport Far mer. B 23 dpo FOR SALE. Fine" lots on Fallon & Greenstein tract, corner Park and North Avea Prices low for the next ten days. Watson Company, 83 Fairfield Ave. ap THE BEST HOT ROAST BEEF served free tomorrow afternoon. Fine free lunch al the time. Best of drinks. Clancy's Cafe, Poli Bldg., Fairfield Ave. a DROP HEAD SINGER MACHINE in good shape, only $18.00, if sold at once. Just received a house full of furniture. Redneld, 2S6 Fairfield Ave. ap CARPETS. Some fine brussel and velvet carpets in good shape, two stair carpets. Will sell 25 on the dollar. These will not last long. Redneld, 2S6 Fairfield Ave. ap HAVE YOU SEEN the new hall? Oh. it's beautiful, the Park Theatre hall rover the Park Theatre.) I'm go ing there every Saturday night and dance with the Excelsiors. Tickets. 15c. B 23 bpo SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY, baby rabbits. 25c each. Gold fish, globe, cattle and plant, outfit 25c, at Courtney's- Bird Store, 116 Wall St.. upstairs. ap LOST. A bunch of keys in Bridge port or on the turnpike between Bridgeport and New Haven. - Re ward for return to Wheeler & Howe's office, east end of Congress St. bridge. B 23 bo XO RENT. 8 room house and five acres of land, suitable for truck gardening or chicken and duck raising, furnace, city water and gas, fine view of river, 7 minutes walk from Hard's Corner. Apply on premises Saturday, Feb. 2 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. 20 Elm St., Stratford, a AUCTION BARGAINS. I am selling Adolph Beckoff'3 stock, store, lease and fixtures, 1012 East Main street, between Maple and Arctic streets. Hardware, paint, glass, furniture, housefurnishings, crockery, notions, 5 and 10 cent goods, etc. Open day and evenings. Daniel P. Keane. auctioneer. a"p Fairfield Family Made Homeless By Fire Last Night Home of Charles Bailey in Lenox Heights Destroyed While shivering Neigh bors Watched Only Situation of House and Direction of Wind Pre vented General Con flagration in That Section ' Forced into the chill night by lire the family of Charles Bailey, a truck man of Lenox Heights, Fairfield, stood shivering in the bitter wintry blasts last evening, while their home burn ed to the ground. The Bailey cottage was a comfortable two story struc ture. The fire started about 7:40 In the attic where a large quantity of goose feathers were stored. It Is be lieved the feathers ignited from an overheated chimney. When the fire was discovered a tele phone appeal for the services of the auto-chemical company of this city was sent from the grocery store of John A. Worthey. Chief Mooney and the apparatus responded but the blaze had already made too great headway when the Bridgeport firemen reached the scene. The wells in the neigh borhood were all frozen so that no water could be obtained to fight tbn blaze. So rapid was the progress of the flames that the Baileys were able to save but few of their personal belong ings. With the firemen and neighbors they were obliged to stand idly by while the fire burned out. There is a score or more houses in this section clustered thickly together. Only the situatiou of the Bailey house togeth er with the fact that the wind was in a direction to keep the flames away, prevented the general confla gration in that section. ; As it was, sparks were blown on the Horace Smith place at Nichols Terrace and the men were kept busy there puting them out until the Bailey house had burned down. The Bailey family consisting of the father, moth er, three grov. n sons a daughter of thirteen years were cared for last night by neighbors. The loss is esti mated at about $2,500 partially cover ed by Insurance. , UNCI SHIFTED FOR SALE. Single cylinder Reo run about, fully equipped, first class condition. Price reasonable. Bpt. Auto Co. B 23 bo FOR SALE. Fine 11 room residence on Colorado Ave. near North Ave. Lot 50x190. Watson Company, 83 Fairfield Ave. ' ap FOR SALE. 2 family house, Colo rado Ave. Bargain. Watson Com pany, 83 Fairfield Ave. ap ROAST FRESH HAJ1 served free at Baldwin's, 31 Cannon St., Saturday, Feb. 24th from 4 p. m. ap FOR SALE. Fine two family house. Laurel Ave., up-to-date. Watson Company, 8 3 Fairfield Ave. ap FOR SALE. 2 family house, Norman street, near North. Ave. - .Bargain. Watson Company, 83 Fairfield Ave. a p FOR SALE. New two family flat. No. 2913 Fairfield Ave. Snap for a quick buyer. H. L. Whitney, Derby. Conn. B 23 do W ANTE D. Experienced girl for marking and assorting, also girl for machine work. Model Laundry. 109 Middle St. B 22 bpo HARTMAXN'S CAFE. 126 Wall street. 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. daily. Soup, roast beef, lamb, veal, frankfurts. or fish served free. All invited. B 22 b o WANTED. Local salesman as dis trict manager for large Health, Ac cident & Life Company. Liberal contract with advance to right par ty. Address A. A. C, care of Far mer. B 22 so FOR SALE. One ten room two fam ily house, situated on Seaview Ave. near Barnum. Price $3,000. Good location, fine bargain. Address Bargain, care of Farmer. B 22 p o JOHN BELLUCCI,. formerly with Harrv Goebel is now managing th Annex Barber Shop, 1036 Main St. B 21 t ' o WANTED. Experienced retail hosi ery saleswoman. Apply by letter stating experience, salary expected and references. Address 'Sales woman." care of Farmer. B 20 s D. M. FLEMING has purchased the barber shop at 861 Main St., for merlv occupied by Frank Schuster. BOMMOS & BILTZ. We will ha-- e fresh sausage meat every day r-ro now on. I 18 tf. o VALEN1 EVE CARDS. Fine ass-itt-ment. each in envelope. Soutn worth's, 10 Arcade- D 16 tf. o TRY A BOX of Casca Laxine tablet for constipation. 2s cents. H 1 o GOOD SECOND HAND National Cash Keglste- for tale cheap. Address P. o Frj 1 S. Citv 9 ! tf n WTLL HAVE from now on fresh Bockwurst also Bratwurst. Give them a trial. Mark Nagel. 652 E. Main St. B 2 tf.o 13 5 STOVES REPAIRED, all kind sup plies, all makes, pipe, grates, bricks, etc. Charges reasonable. 1630 Main St- 113 ao 1 3 5 tf . GUINEA HENS. ducks. roasting chickens, broiler, fowl, liver pud ding, sausage meat, bologna. B om moa RUtr. 0 15l5o NEW YORK BOLOGNA and frank furters, home n-ade meat loaf, fresh daily. Peter Hron. 121C Stratford Ave. U S tf S S o HOT ROAST BEEF for Saturday night at O'Connor's. East Main and Walter Sts. All welcome. Lager and ales the finest. tf. 6 o "Classified" ads on inside page of this paper.