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earn be obtained by NEWS BOTS. DEALERS AND OTHERS, utter tlock evening, at the Herald New Stand. 140 FAIRFIELD AVENUE. THE WEATHER (( Ram, snow, colder tonight J ?mr? tomorrow. ' VOL. 48. NO. 59 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT a :y (l COMMISSION DENIES RATE . REDUCTION Refuses to Reduce Fares Between Hartford and . Manchester MAIN POINT IN NEW PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION'S -FIRST RATE CASE PINING. Petition "denied for reduction In fare to : and from Hartford and Manchester. Eight per- cent, not unreason able return of income on electric street railway investments." Not original cost or capitaliza tion but physical valuation 'la proper basis of estimating value of road. Impossible to separate revenues and cost of operation on sepa rate lines . from whole Connecti cut Company's system. Cities sh'ld bear reasonable burden for road's loss in rural communities. (Sneclal from United Press.) . Hartford, March 8. Threatened with lower fare movements in Naugi tuck. Bridgeport, New Haven and other cities, . the public utilities com mission's denial, ' yesterday, of Man chester's petition for a 10 cent ln . stead of the present 15 cent fare to and- from Hartford was acclaimed, todav, as one of the greatest victories Xor the railroads in state history. What bodes ill for future popular petitlonsfor' reduced trolley rates, in the opinion of experts, are those por tions 1 of the - commission's lengthy finding dealing with fare zones, valua tion, relation of single line to the whole Connecticut Company's system and Improved service. The Manchester ; complaint cited that, for the middle zone only a . lit tle over a ' mile long the company charged five cents. This evidence was made the basis of the charge of unreasonableness - of the 15 cent through fare. On this point, the commission aald: The middle cone .is through .a thinly settled territory and the short , ening of this zone by the company extended the length - of the . . more populous sones- on each end, accom modated a larger - number -of local travelers and in no way affected the' through fares." . ' , The populous 'aliTrlcts . shouTd make up for the smaller revenues in thinly settled districts, the commis sion said, in effect. , . "To say that the Income of any particular line or. branch of a street -railway which may be operated '.at large profit to the company and helps to maintain unprofitable lines, should be reduced to a bare reasonable in come would , in our opinion, work a general hardship to ' the state, would minimize the investment of capital in ptreeC railway operation and retard the development of rural districts which depend so largely on street raflwar facilities." On the other hand, said. the com mission, this burden on;, the cities should not be "exorbitant or unrea sonable." - -, The appraised valuation of the road acceptable to the commission was 1900.000. although, the petitioners swore that it cost no' mof e than - $325,000 to build the line. On the commission's figures the line paid about 7 per cent, dividends. The last annual report of Ihe Connecticut Company shows that it only , paid a 2 per cent, dividend which devel ops, charge the petitioners, the great amount of , water ' in . the company's capitalization. Not the original cost of the road or its ' present watered capitalization is the proper basis for estimating its value, said the com mission in its finding, but "the cost of reproduction at the present time in this particular case is a more accur ate standard ttnd the one -which the commission has followed in deter mining such value." The railroad's advantage In a. rats case in pleading that the earnings of a line cannot be separated from the whole system is illustrated in the ' commission's decision where it said "As the line from Hartford to Man . cheMer Is operated in connection with and as a part of the Hartford division and the Hartford division in turn is a part of the Connecticut Company's entire system, it has been found Impossible to determine the exact figures of the revenues and ex penses of the branch line from Hart ford to Manchester." . The commission considers eight per cent, a "reasonable return on electric ptreet raiiway investments. "It was - -considered." said the finding, "in the briefs filed by the attorneys for the petitioners that eight per cent, would iot be an unreasonable return of in come on electric street railway In vestments and we do not find that the total net revenues or income received by the Connecticut Company from the operation of its lines in the Hart ford Division is exorbitant or unrea sonable." What Is needed, the - commission said in effect, is not change in fares but Improvement in service. "We do not wish, however, to Imply or ex press the opinion that there may not tie Individual cases In certain locali ties where the present rates are un reasonable. . "There is an Increasing demand for more and a better type of cars, more frequent service and a general im provement for the safety and accom modation of the public." RICH AT 19, BELVTN IS VAGRANT AT 55 (Special from United Press. " New York, March 8 Fifty-five years old. Former Railroad President, grad . uate of the University of Virginia, . member of a score of fashionable - clubs, good fellow, well met for many years. Colonel William Wayne Bel vln. a noted figure along the Great White Way. went to the city peniten tiary on Blackwell's Island, today, for 10 days. His crime had been to hold up a de tective on Broadway, and ask him for the price of a place to sleep. It was thought the best of charity to send him back to the Island again until the weather got' warmer. Belvln. at 19. inherited more than ?00.000 from his father, a noted Vir rrinian. PERSONAL MENTION". City Clerk Stephen F. Boucher was .t his office today nearly recovered from his recent severe attack of the mrim. SUPREME COURT SHOWS LIBRARY DIRECTORS WAY TO SELL PUBLIC LIBRARY . : Court Of Equity May Grant Permission To Directors To Sell And Directors May Then Proceed As If They Held Abso lute Title Following a decision of the Supreme Court in the ' case of the Board of Li brary Directors against the Burroughs Home, and the heirs of the late Cath- j erine Pettengill, the library directors expect to take steps within a short time towards disposing of the present home of the Burroughs Public Library Building and - Beading Room in Main street, and to erect a library building in a location further from' , the' . busi ness center. ' ' A partial memoranda of , the decis ion reached .the county court chouse today, and it was read with keen in terest by." lawyers and - other ' visitors there, for the outcome of the case was awaited with much curiosity. V- The action was a friendly one insti tuted at the instance of the library directors by former I City . Attorney Thomas M. Cullinan. v, At . th"e. expira tion of his term as city attorney, his successor. Attorney John S. Pullman, took up the case with, him. . . : ' This was an action brought by. the Board of Library Directors to the Su perior court and by the Superior court reserved for the advice of ; the Supreme - court for the determination of. three questions. . . , The first was: Whfether the' Board of Library directors as trustees un der the- will of Catherine E. Petten gill have title to the Library proper ty .so that they .-can. sell the .same without risk of jeopardizing the trust estate. " - .',.. - y. - ; Secondly, whether they would have such a right without a release from the Burroughs Home to which body Mrs. Pettingill . devised the.. :, residue? and remainder of her estate. Lastly, whether. ; pie , ; Burroughs Home-could make such: a conveyance for a nominal - consideration r -or whether " it would' have to receive the fair value of any interest it might be uihi - to- have- lnY the Library proper- ty. : These questions .were .-submitted to the court -under the provisions of an act of the .legislature authorizing the Library directors to sell the Library property, but directing that before this should be done, .the foregoing questions should be submitted to and determined by the courts:. The his tory of the library property is in substance as . follows: . . In January 1883, Catherine E.-Pettingill - died . leaving a - will. - By ' said will the real estate now occupied by the Library and Reading room at'th corner of Main and John streets - was devised to the Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Public Library ; -and Reading Room and to: their succes sors . forever as, . special , trustees for the use and benefit of the' Bridgeport Public Library and Reading -Room..", hill near Following a decision of. . the Su-; preme court pointing; - out to the Bridgeport Public Library ; directors the way to sell the Burroughs Public Library building, it became known to day that plans are in the making among the directors of the library for the purchase of property and the erection of a fine library building. on Golden Hill. V The construction of the library In Golden Hill is part of a general plan for the grouping of public buildings in this section. The Fairfield County court house, the proposed new High school, and the contemplated new Burroughs Library building will form a trio of imposing public buildings overlooking the city from a sightly eminence. There will be a meeting of the lib rary directors on Monday afternoon, next. The meeting was scheduled to be held Monday evening, -but General Henry A. Bishop, the president of the board, will be out of the city Monday evening and as he I shes to attend the meeting when the supreme cort's decision ' will be discussed, his as sociates on the library board have consented to meet Monday afternoon to give him an opportunity to pre side. , General Bishop expressed himself as gratified with the outcome of the liti gation today. He had not had an opportunity to discuss the supreme court's decision, but he said he had received assurances . from others who had looked it over that the outcome was the end for-which the directors have been striving. General Bishop paid a compliment to the efforts of Attorney Thomas M. Cullinan, the former city attorney un der whose term the friendly. suit was brought that the directors might as certain how they were to dispose of their present library site. - One of the important factors in the plans of the directors was the unsuit ability of the lecture room on the top floor of the library building. For a number of seasons a series of fine lectures has been held, and as a rule these were very largely attended. In many instances the attendance was so great that the same lecture was given twice the same evening, often with capacity audiences both times. Recent buildinsr changes in the vicin ty of the building cut off the already scant means of egrss. heightening greatly the dangers from fires. The grouping of the High School, Public Library and Court House it waa learned today has commended it self seriously to the consideration of the library directors, and it is plan ned to take steps to set the new lib rary structure somewhere in close proximity to the proposed high NEW LIBRARY UPON CREST In her' will Mrs. Pettingill provided that said land and buildings should be forever known by the name of "The Burroughs Public Library building,", the name, "Burroughs" be ing her . family name. She also , di rected , that the building should be kept in good condition and that the first store and basement should Do rented, ' or any part .of the building not needed for library and reading room purposes. She also provided that the board of directors should, ap ply the income after payment of ex penses in connection with the proper ty for the benefit pf the Library and Reading .Room. She stated in her will that her object was to ' benefit the inhabitants of her native place, and also' to perpetuate the name of her-family; , - . " In the opinion of the Library Direc tors the building has become unsuitable.- for library purposes. ; They claim that It is - noisy and dusty and that the top floor can be used for lec ture or public purposes 1 -only with great: danger from 'fire. They there fore concluded that if the courts de cided that they possess : .the . legal right, they, would dispose of the pres ent . property and ' purchase : a more favorable site and erect" thereon a new building to' be called, f'The Bur roughs Public Library Building." In view of the provisions and conditions contained in . Mrs. Pettengill's will their legal, right, to sell the property has been in doubt. . ; This doubt is removed, however, un der the decision or the Supreme Court which reaohed here today. . The court points out the way for the directors to sell the property. It ' Is grst nec essary to secure permission from a court of equity to sell , the property. Of this the directors are confident, for they believe they can show "that con ditions have arisen making the pres ent home of the 'library unsuitable. T 'That the Burroughs "Home and the heirs-at-lawof., the late . Catfterina E. Pettengill have nothing, to- do with the disposal f - the property,-' under - such a .procedure. Is' clearly , indicated in the court's decision:;:, . k ; Followlpg.is -the .advice given to, the Superior . court relative to the action, coveting the three questions submit ted: - - . . . - - t ,- . v VThe ' Superior, Court . is advised , to render its Judgment' that the plaintiff, board' of directors has no present power, to 'sell-or :convey said, property, that the only authority competent to confer' such" power is a court of equity when . properly , invoked, that a sale and- conveyance by "them under au thority so conferred would not result In a forfeiture, and that in the event of -such sale and conveyance a release or conveyance by either the Burroughs Home or the heirs-at-law. of . the , tes tatrix, Catherine E. Pettengill, would hot be necessary, to give title." ; TO STAND OF GOLDEN fliGH School school. . 4 The Board of Education . will meet tonight to take final steps towards acquiring-the-Lyon Terrace site. This means that the new high school will be built on the west side : of Lyon terrace, which extends at the crest of Golden Hill, from Golden Hill street to Congress street. The county court house, is a considerable distance to the east and the intervening space is considered adequate for ground and building for the new Burroughs lib rary. No definite proposition, it was learneo, nas oeen maae to tne library directors for, the. reason that they were not at all certain of the out icome of their suit. REBELS IN MEXICO PREPARING FOR A DECISIVE BATTLE El Paso, March 8 Mexican federal forces are being concentrated at Tor reon, where it is believed the decisive battle of the Oroszco revolution will be fought. Already there are 3,000 federals in Torreon with 10 machine guns. Arms and ammunition for the reb els are being allowed to cross from El Paso by the United States authori ties. The shipments are addressed to James Smith, but are received by rebeP officers and distributed. Ten rifles an 20,000 rounds of ammunition in one shipment and 36000 rounds of ammuni tion and seven hundred rifles in an other were passed Thursday." Colonel Steever is holding up a third shipment of 60 .rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammu nition pending instructions from the War Department. Antonio Zamora, an El Paso tailor, who was sentenced to be shot in Juarez for circulating reports of the approach of federal troops, has. been released. Americans continue to come to El Paso, 300 having arrived on a special train last night. The Mexican National Railway is being operated by the rebels. WOOD TRUST ENJOINED New York, March 8. A perpetual injunction was handed down, today, by Judge Cox, of the United States District Court, restraining the Stand ard Wood Company and its alleged subsidiaries, from continuing a com bination in restraint of trade. The decree practically amounts to an or der for a dissolution. Town Clerk Flint New Exalted Ruler Of Bridgeport Elks Annual Meeting of Local Lodge Held Last Evening Every Officer Chosen Elected Without Opposition. Attorney Joseph I. Flint, town clerk of Fairfield will be the next exalted "ruler of the local lodge of Elks that fact having been decided in a most impressive manner by the membership of the lodge last even ing when by a unanimous vote of the organization cast by the secretary, Charles J. Mercer, the election of Mr. Flint was acclaimed. The new leader of the 800 antlers of Bridgeport and immediate towns is known extensively throughout Elk dom in Connecticut and no member of the fraternity is held in higher estimaton. He has ever been a- loyal and fathful adherent to the principles of ,the order and no member of the local fraternity has excelled him in work for; his home lodge. He has served with "fidelity in the various chairs and has a host of friends with i in and, without the order who aro ' convinced that he will ' prove one of the ablest leaders the lodge has ever had. The other chair officers were all re-elected without opoosition. Dr. Philip J. McLaughlin, Esteemed Leading Knight; John F. McDonough,' Esteemed Loyal Knight; Daniel J, Clifford, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Charles J. Mercer, secretary; Charles H. Hinman, treasurer; Dr. C. A. Ry der, trustee t for three years;. William Lawrence, tyler; B. B. Piumley, rep resentative - to grand lodge; William V.-Devitt, alternate. ! District Deputy G. E. R., M." Zi Hafey of Hartford will personally in stall, the new officers at the meeting April 4 il which tima ceremonies be fitting the occasion will be observed. The lodge has a membership close to 800 and looks forward to the com ing, year as one that will shed, lustre pon the organizatioij , Mud Of Yellow Mill Pond Fatal Trap For Someone -Bodyof "LTaknov.'ir ?Kn Bis4 covered on West Shore of . - Pond, Near American & British Factory. - Lying face down in the oozy mud of YellowMlir harbor Just east of the factory of the .American & British company, the body of a man of about SO "was discovered this morning by Engineer Quinlan of the A. & B. fac tory. , ' Medical, Examiner Garlick was not ified and Caused the ..body - to be . re moved to Rourke & Rourke's mor gue.' The man had apparently been dead for -several hours. ' Dr. Garlick examined the body but could find not the slightest evidences of foul play. " It la believed that dur ing the night time, the man lost hi3 bearings and wandered into the mud at this place and was smothered . be fore he could etxricate himself. . The victim is apparently Hungarian or Slavish, a letter in one of those tongues ' having ' been found in' his pocket. He is 30 years of age, medium height, powerfully built, with brown hair,- brown eyes and a mustache. DECREE FOR PRATT WHOSE WIFE WENT WITH STAR BOARDER Alleging that his wife eloped with the "star boarder" named Orlando Marshall, Alan Pratt, a well ' known employe 'of the U. M. C. Co. who lives. at488 Maple street, obtained a divorce this . morning from Alary Jane Pratt, now of parts unknown. Pratt said he returned home from work April 10. 1908 and found his wife attired in her best clothes. She said she: was going shopping, v. Marshall, who boarded with the Pratts and is a relative by marriage, had left the house previously but Pratt suspect ed nothing. . His wif i: ' did . not come home that night and she hasn't re turned since. He inserted advertise? ments In . the newspapers telling his wife to return and all would be for given but' Mrs. Pratt . didn't return. Pfatt testified that he never suspect ed his wife and Marshall were friend ly until the elopement came. The plaintiff was Riven the custody of five minor children by Judge Case in the Superior court. PRICE OF SOFT COAL JUMPS $2 PER TON Soft coal has advanced to $6 per ton delivered, an advance of $2 per ton, in this city. Hard coal remains at the wintet prices. $6.75 for egg and stove and $? for nut. , Factories are depending upon local dealers to supply them at the contract prices. Dealers whose supplies have run low are losing money in supply, ing the coal at winter contract prices. The wholesale prices of .both an thracite and bituminous coal have advanced. Dealers expect that there will be no advance, for the present at least, the retail prices of hard coal, although an advance of 50 cents was announced to dealers today. The great majority of big factories do not carry a large supply of fuel, but depend upon the dealers to sup ply the same as it is needed, from time to time. The present dearth of soft coal, and advancing prices means a big drain upon dealers who have contracts with factories, and it was predicted today that after April l when many of the contracts expire many of the factories will be hard hi. DID SCOTT AND AMONDSEN MERGE EXPEDITIONS AND REACH BOTTOM OF EARTH TOGETHER? -KING THANKS EXPLORER Because No Word Has Been Received From Capt. Scott Some Believs Amundsen May Have Annexed Honor .(Special from United Press.) r : . London, March 8 No question of his "proofs" will be raised, so far as Captain Roald . Amundse is con cerned, when he reaches' civilization, according to a Hobart special to the London Daily Express. The captain landed from the Fram . at Hobart, Tasmania, for a brief period, today, but .positively refused to make any statement regarding his achievements. He made it very plain, however, that he ' will not wait to submit his proofs that he actually discovered the Pole but will send them to the various Geo graphical societies in the near future. Amundsen,' the . despatch adds, has kept all of his " ship's people on the i ram so that his story of the trip to the bottom of - the eartli cannot leak in advance of his plans. He will stay at Hobart until next week, after which he will clear for Beunos Ayres. thence around the Horn to San Fran cisco. -:From there he. plans: a' voy age through the northern passage : to the Atlantic. ' , ; - The fact that no word has been' re ceived from Captain Scott is accepted by the majority of the English news papers. ! this ' afternoon, as meaning Amundsen annexed the coveted hon ors. It is believed, however, that Scott also reached the South Pole, although there will be great anxiety until he. finally. reports. -. There seems to be a general accep tance from Englishmen that the Nor wegian did exactly what he said. His cablegram .received , here stated he spent three, days at the Pole. , That he did this to i prevent any sugges tion .of "Cookism" is the belief' here. Observations - taken on three : days in succession at high " noon, . it .is said, could ' not be "faked" and there can be no question raised such as was raised for a time in connection even ! f,lHER SUES BELLAMORE r GO. FOR $50,000 LIBEL . Harry D. Miller of this city, for me'rly president of 'the Bridgeport Vehicle Co., which passed through bankruptcy and is now known under the name 'of., the Bellamore . Armored Car & Equipment Co. has 'brought suit' for $50,000 damages against ; the Bellamore Co., alleging that, in a civ il suit "now pending before the Su perior -court the defendant company has libelled the plaintiff. '. . - The document in question is the defendant's .reply to a r suit brought by Mrs. Ida E. Miller against the company to recover a certain auto mobile alleged . to be- owned by- her. . The answer sets forth the allega tlons that . Miller, and his son, George C. Miller, conspired .together,' mani pulated the books, misappropriated funds and worked to the loss of the officers, directors and .- stockholders, concealed said misappropriations, and at length .forced the concern into bankruptcy.- Y; ' ' Miller takes exception to the ' lan. guage of the answer, declares it was false and malicious and in his com plaint goes on to say . that the allega tions were wholly "gratuitous, irrele vant. - impeetinent, and immaterial, were published- without justification and were express . malice and had no relations to the cause or subject mat ter of the inquiry." - - Y..1 Deputy : Sheriff Abriola garnlsheed National bank expecting to find a big the account of the concern at the City account ready for tomorrow's pay envelope. The bank officials reported that the concern had only $9.35 to Its credit. . Y" ' Father McElroy's Brother's Home Is Swept By Flames Mrs. McElroy.'s Mother Car ried from Blazing Bal , cony Down Ladder The handsome new home of Joseph A: McElroy, a mechanical engineer and contractor of South Norwalk, Conn., and brother of Rev. Charles J. McElroy, P. R.. of St. Augustine's Church, this city, was destroyed by fire, late yesterday. ' Mrs. McElroy's mother, Mrs. Wilbur F. Dial, formerly of this city, was res cued by firemen from a blazing bal cony. Mrs. Dial ventured into the burning house to rescue important papers. When she returned to' the head of a staircase on the second floor she found the stairs ablaze. With rare presence of mind, Mrs. Dial retreated to the balcony and calmly awaited the raising of a ladder down which firemen supported her. The residence, Elmcrest, was a fine new mansion. It was swept from cel lar to roof and damaged many thou sands of dollars. Public Disapproval of Utilities Decision In Manchester Case (Special from United Press.) Manchester, March 8 Popular dis approval of the public utilities com mission's decision against the city in the Hartford-Manchester fare reduc tion case took the form, today, of compliments to the Connecticut company's political power. Fear of disfavor kept the city's counsel from expressing other than mere disappointment. with Admiral Peary's proofs among certain scientists. A special to the Star, from Ho bart, says when the question was bluntly put to Amundsen whether Captain Scott reached the South Pole, the Norwegian explorer positively re fused to answer it. -, Positive denial that he had told the correspondent of the London Dally Express or anyone else that Captain Scott reached the South Pole, was made, today,- by. the Norwegian ex plorer, according to a Reuter despatch from Hobart, - Tasmania. Firm in the belief - that Captain Scott reached the Pole, Englishmen were, today, "waiting impatiently for news from Scott- saying . whether he attained his goal before it was reach ed by Amundsen. ' . Antarctic experts were of the opin ion, today,. that . the . two expeditions might -have- merged before making the finals dash ..and that, the flags of Great Britain and Norway might have been : unfurled at the "bottom of the earth" at; the same time. The only news from Captain Soctt came in the - form of a cablegram from. Wellington, .quoting Amundsen as. saying that the British explorer had reached the' Pole. Members of the British- Royal Geographical .so ciety, believing that Captain Scott would, return to New Zealand, cabled today, to 'learn if any news had been received of the expedition. They were informed that nothing had been heard except the statement reported to have been given . out by Captain Amund sen. . - ; ' r : ' - - ,'. - Many of Captain Scott's friends be lieve he would - not rush back to civ ilization to tell of his exploits until after he had carried . out an extensive program of scientific work. This was one " of y the; purposes : of his journey while . Amundsen went merely in '"rch of the pole. V Y - Y v VACCINATION, WHICH KIIXED FATHER AND CRIPPLED SISTER, THREATENS MAN'S DAUGHTER. (Special from United Press.) Passaic, March 8. Because he refused to , permit his young daughter, Dorothy, to be vac cinated, ' Health Commissioner George - Mitchells, of this city, was arrested,, today, on complaint " of the board of education. He said he will make a test case of the matter. . "My father died of. smallpox ; after having' been .; vaccinated," said the commissioner. "My sis-1 ter was made ; a cripple for life because -she was forced to be vaccinated and I will move out of the , state before I will submit to my child being so treated." TO RENT. Five rooms, all improve ments. 22 i Wheeler Ave. : .' S 8 b p O ' ROAST FRESH HA3I served free at Baldwin's, 31 Cannon St., Saturday, March 9 from 4 p. ro. ap EXCELSIOR'S DANCE every Satur day night. Admission 15 cents, at Park Theatre Hall. S 8 bpo FOR SALE. -Hub range, also gas range, almost new. - Will sell rea sonable. 1660 Park Ave. S 8 so DON'T GET your spring suit until you see Morris & Foley. Opening day Saturday, March 9th upstairs, 1042 Main St. a IjADD2S:AND GENTLEMEN. Mc- Enellys Singing orchestra will en tertain at The Colonial Ball Room Monday evening. S 8 bo MORRIS & FOLEY will open their upstairs clothing store for men and boys at 1042 Main St. on March 9th. Call and see their line. a LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Mc- Enellys Singing orchestra will en tertain at The Colonial Ball Room Monday evening. S 8 bo WE'RE ALL GOIfG to the Excel sior's dance every Saturday night. Ma'.oney's orchestra, at Park Thea tre Hall. S 8 zpo THE BEST HOT ROAST BEEF in the city served free at Clancy's Cafe tomorrow afternoon. The fin est ales, wines and liquors. Poll Bldg., Fairfield Ave. ' . ' a LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Mc- Enellys Singing orchestra will en tertain at The Colonial Ball Room Monday evening. S 8 bo POOL CHECKS, milk checks and all kinds of metal checks made at low est prices. We also make stencils, bui-ning brands, badges, sea's, etc. The Schwerdtle Stamp Co., 41 Can non St. E 8 d FOR SALE OR LEASE. Factory with two floors 100x50 each. Ample power. Lot 200x167 with spur track. Charles N. Choate, care of Bridge port Deox. B. & M. Co., No. 429 Iranistan Ave., City. S 8 ao HORSES. James Ferguson has Just arrived at our barns with 2 loads of fine horses, the best you ever saw. Cash or credit. A. Elwood & Son, Auctioneer, John St. Come look them over. a LOST. Pocketbook on Barnum Ave. car, or between Myrtle -Ave. and 475 State. Finder return 475 State St.- ap TruGe Between Textile Workers And Mill Owners - If Present Negotiations Are Effective the Operatives Will Receive Half Their Demands. . (Special from Uniti Press.) ' Lawrence, March 8 What amounts to a truce was reached, today, be- -tween the striking textile operatives and the manufacturers. Today's de velopments are looked upon as fore- " runners of final settlement of the fierce strike conflict now In' its 9th week. The settlement, if present ne- ; gotiations are effective, will be a . compromise which will be acceptable Y to the strike leaders and-which they believe will satisfy the strikers. It will not ifeet the operatives' demands by half, but the present plan to con- ; tain certain attractive features both in the matter of substantially higher wages for . the lowest paid operatives and slight increases for the higher paid workmen. The proposed plans also contain a modified system of op-, v eration that will cover the strikers' demands for abolition of the "speed ' up" system, to . which they .strong- ly obiect. ,: ' . v It also became known,, today,- that : the strikers' Insistent , demands - that -Joseph Ettor and Alturo Giovanniti be released on bail, will not need to ' figure in negotiations for a settlement " as District Attorney Atwill -has re- cently been considering - a petition to ' cause the release' of the - strike lead- ers on bail, acting on the advice of prominent legal authorities. - 1 ' A strong proclamation . was Issued. from strike headquarters today, de claring that, within a: few days, the , strike - will be completely : won and calling upon all strikers to stand, firm. UNCLASSIFIED WANTED. At once, an l experienced architectural draughtsman.. Ad dress Architect, this office. '; Y ' ' .' 1 - - - S 8 b ,p IF YOU ATTEND ONCE, you wilt go -to the . Excelsior's dance at Park Theatre Hall every Saturday night. . vY-'-f . Yv S 8b p o i FOR SALE. New" 6' room .c.nitsien. Stratford, $100 down, $18 a month f Cottage, Care . Farmer. - , f :'" -Y. -v.: - ;.':'Y-Yj8 8po .. ..jjmm;;,".; . "'"Ps3 jioiff . room, bur nished,' steam heat. The Schuyler 563 Fairfield 2Av6. , - T S 4 dpo EXPERIENCED GIRL WANTED for general housework, two in - family. ' Mrs. A. H. Mackenzie, .820 Clinton Aye. . ': ' ' : ' : -Y -- SI tf.o 1 i. X . .. . j a - . ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARDS. Neatly ' engraved. Refined. . Southworth's, 10 Arcade. ' , D16 tf o AT BOMMOS & BDLTZ MARKET in . State St. Will have Bockwurst Fri day and Saturday. 1 18 . tf o JOHN BELLTJCCI, . formerly with Harry Goebel is now managing the Annex Barber Shop, 1036 Main St. . B 21 t o FOR " SALE. Panhardt seven-pas-? senger landaulet, , fine . condition. Must be sold at once, no reasonable offer ; refused. A. P. Manville, . 35 County street, New iHavfc, Conn. Tel. 4039. ;.B 5 dpb TRY A BOX of Casca Laxine tablets ' for constipation. 2f cents; ' : - - - v. : - h i GOOD SECOND HAND National Cash , Register for ale cheap. . -. Addre&i P. n ,Ppx 1 6, City. S 2 tf, g IIARTMANN'S CAFE, 12g VTall street, 10 a.m.;to 11 p.m. daily. Soup, roast beef, lamb, veal, frankfurts, or 'fish, y served free. . All . invited. 'Y 'r ' 1 -S 4 tf. o i 3 B WTLiL HAVE from now on ; f resn i Bockwurst c-lso Bratwurst. Give them a trial. Mark Nagel, 652. E. Main St. . ' B 2 tf.o 13 5, STOVES REPAIRED, all , kind sup- , - plies, all maes, pipe, grates, bricks, etc. Charges reasonable. 1630 Main Y St. I13aol Jitf. G UINEA HENN ?ncks. roasting chickens. trOiler. fowl, liver oud ding. sausage meat, bologna. Bom-, mos A rKlts. 0181l5i;, NEW YORK BOLOGNA and franK-1 furters, Aome nade meat loaf, fresh ' daily. Peter Hron. 121C Stratford Ave, U 28 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. So, WHIST given by Independence Home, B. of A.; Friday evening, March 8, B: of A. hall, ' 181 . State. Score cards " 15 cents. Good prizes. S 7 b p o FOR SALE.: At auction, to defray storage expenses, one . lot of houso-' hold s goods in . the name of John Frye, at the Boston Storage Ware house, on Saturday, March 9th, at 2:30 "p. m. 87 sp STORE TO RENT. By April 1st, fine . large store and one large connect ing room at 300 Fairfield Ave., across from Blue Ribbon Garage. Lease will be given if wanted. H. BeuteLspacher, 235 Middle St S 6 tf. o HORSES. HORSES. Our old reliable James Ferguson is in, -Waterloo, Iowa, buying horses. Will be here at Elwood's stable, ; John St., with a lot of horses fresh from the west tern farms, suitable for all kinds of business. Do not forget he sells for cash or credit. ' A. Elwood & Son, auctioneer. 85 r6 AT THE METROPOLITAN CAR BARNS, 317 E. 40th St., between " 1st & 2nd Aves., 300 horses 300, Weight from 900 co 1,400 lb.; all in first class condition; among them are several matched pairs, some little pavement sore, suitable farm wor or any general business; prices from $50 upwards; every horse and ; mare will be sold with trial of 15 days; loo these over before buying elsewhere. See Foreman,, phone 1932 Murray Hill. - ' B 26 tf.'ov ATTENTION! ATTENTION. This is to notify all members of, Bridgeport Lodge, No. 30, I. A. ofM. that there will be a call meeting on Friday evening, March 8th, at 11 Wall St. Business of importance will be - transacted. 'Per order. S 7 bo , EX-BOARD j1.