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THE PARMER: MAY 8, 1912,
THElr WISSNER PIANOS at O Up Why They Are BEST Loiig before Mr. Wissner became interested in the manufacture of Pianos he KNEW the weak points of the instruments then being general ly used. , i He also KNEW that it would be an easy matter to make an instru ment "as good" as those then being sold at fabulous prices. But Miv Wissner wasnt the "as. good" kind-of-a-man. He wanted something BETTER than the general run- yes, even bet ter than the BEST. " . He started out on a campaign of scientific investigation he selected different materials, woods, strings, etc., etc., tried them, compared them, tested them, until he hit upon a happy discovery. That discovery accounts for the DIFFERENCE between WISSNER PIANOS and all others sold at the present time the difference of tone; construction, durability. Sdon after the praises of WISSNER PIANOS began to be sung by the musical critics, other piano makers tried to imitate them, infringe on pat ents what higher compliment could possibly be paid to their EXCEL LING qualities? Nor has Mr. Wissner been satisfied with his first wonderful success improvement has followed improvement progress has been his motto until his creation WISSNER PIANOS are the most PERFECTLY PERFECT pianos on the market today. . It is an interesting story isn't it? and more intensely interesting be cause it is TRUE. ' f : These pianos are always on exhibition at our warerooms, and we in vite you to call, whether you wish to buy or not. Let us explain, show you by actual demonstration THE DIFFERENCE. ' . t Factory to Home $4.50 Up SALOON KEEPER NOW ROLES AN IRISH MANOR Michael O'Connor's Ambition to Own the Town of Leitrim is Achieved 1,000 FOLKS HIS TENANTS Some Years Ago He Bought the Vil lage, Now lie Has the Manor .House. i L t.. CANT BE BOUGHT ANYWHERE ELSE Broad and State Streets Fraternities General Sllliman branch, Sons .of American Revolution, held its annual meeting' last night in the Seaside Out ins club house on Seaview avenue. There was a supper and a program In connection with the meeting.. About 40 members attended. The secre tary's ' report showed a membership of 1L. - Two members died during the past year. An amendment - to the by-laws provides for four additional members to the executive board which has hitherto been made up of two members and the officers. These officers were elected: Presi dent, Edward J. Morgan; vice presi dent, Tracy. B. "Warren; secretary, Fred A. Doolittle; treasurer, George C Peet; registrar, William A. Barnes; historian. Dr. N. B. Wordin; chaplain. Rev. John DePeu; executive commit tee, EX S. Stratton, O. H. Brotbwell, "W. H. Burr, H. A. Stevenson, David Oo and F. E. Blake. Mr. Brwthwell is the retiring pres ident. He introduced the - new pres ident and then Rev. E. Livingston Wells, former chaplain of the branch, who was a guest at the meeting, poke. Other speakers were: Tracy B Warren, Henry C. Sherwood, treas urer of the State organization; Wil liam A. Barnes, Charles B. Bucking ham, and Samuel Beardsley. ' The Memorial Day committee re ported that plans had "been made tJ entertain the Grand Army on Memor ial Day. and Masonic hall in Broad treet had been hired. Members of the branch will attend the annual meeting of the State society in Hart ford, at the . Hartford Club, BViday, and also the National congress in Boston, May 19. 20 and 21. OBITUARY : James F. Makln, aged about 43, died suddenly late yesterday at a colored boarding house, 208 Hurd avenue, where he had made his home for years. Medical Examiner Garllck found that death was due to chronic heart trouble and pulmonary trouble. Although taken ill Monday evening it was not believed until shortly before his death that his ailment was more than a slight disorder. A large gathering of relatives and friends witnessed the obsequies yes terday, of Frederick William Behrens, at his home in Maple street. Rev. HL G. Wiemer, pastor of the German Re formed Church, officiated, and deliv ered an eulogy 1 recalling the useful career of the deceaseds The Beeth oven quartet; Joseph and Matthew Wieler, Charles Wenk and William Wolff, rendered appropriate hymns, both at the bereaved" home "and in Park cemetery, where. Interment was made. The pall bearers were August Evers, J6seph ' Sanger, - Adam Geist, Henry peiser; Charles Biltz and Bar tholomew. 1.111. THE VOYAGERS They listened to wonderous music In rooms that were planned for , kings. Beautiful notes from beautiful throats, Sung as a songbird sings. - They reveled in baths of marble, ' Like the baths of ancient Rome. 'Twas a wondrous trip on a wondrous . ship The ship that never, came home. Music and baths and splendor! But where are the noble men Saying good-byes With glistening eyes ' That never shall glisten again? They call It a floating palace . But they found it a funeral urn. Crowded by Fate ' with hero freight The ship that can never return. -VICTORIA SHAW. Age 12. Taftville. CHAUFFEUR RELEASED UNDER $2,000 BONDS. Waterbury, May 8 Pending the fil ing of the finding of Deputy Coroner Makepeace in the death of Ruth Ger man, 7 years old, who was struck and killed, yesterday, by. an automobile, the chauffeur, Walter E. Gladding, has been released under $2,000 bonds. The girl was killed . when the car which Gladding was - driving skidded, striking her and crushing her skull. G. A. R. LADIES ELECT OFFICERS AT GOIIVEIITIOII Several Bridgeport ladles were elect ed to office In the Connecticut de partment, Ladies of the G. A. R-, at the 11th annual convention of the de partment held in Grand , Army hall. yesterday. Miss Margaret Beck was made junior vice president; Mrs. Nancy Yale, treasurer; Mrs. Nellie Berrien, chaplain, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sears and Mrs. MalindaNefC, dele gates. Mrs. Abbie Connors was elect ed to the administration council, and Miss Jessie Berrien was made patriot ic instructor. Mrs. Lw B. Bliven of Central Village was elected president of the depart ment, to succeed Mrs. Julia H. New ton of the same town. Other offi cers are: Senior vice, president, Mrs M. I Jinks, New Haven; secretary, Mrs. Mary Peterman, .Central Village councillor, . Mrs. Julia H. Newton, Central .Village; delegate at large, Mrs. Sarah Darrow, New London. Mrs. Fannie Matthews of New Lon don was named with Mrs. Sears and Mrs. Neff as delegates, and these Bridgeport ladies were named as al ternates: Mrs. Belle Curtis, Mrs. An nette Stowe and Miss Margaret Beck. The other members of the administra tion council are: Mrs. Mary Cook of New Haven, and Mrs. Scaplin of New London. Past Department President Mrs. Adeline Wallenta of this city installed the above officers after their election. Mrs. Newton, who retired from the department presidency, was presented with a cut glass vase, Mrs. J. M. Downes making the . presentation in behalf of the department. Mrs Bliven received a large fern, as did Mrs. Downes, the retiring treasurer, these being gifts of Sheridan Circle, No. 7. Warren Thomas Circle gave Mrs. Newton a centerpiece, and Mrs. Jennie Burt .received a neckpiece. Newport, R. I. Floods of wireless love messages from Boston girls to Atlantic fleet sailor's have vexed the Navy Department, Congress will be asked to stop them. wmm New York, May 8 When Michael J. O'Connor came to this country twen ty years ago he had one ambition, to own the village of his birthplace, Leitrim, in the county of Leitrim, Ireland, and to get possession of Drumhierney House and the domain of the La Touche family, which had lorded it over the village of Leitrim and the neighboring country since the days of the invasion of Cromwell. Seven years ago O'Connor, who has a saloon at Seventy-seventh street and Broadway, and two more in other parts of the city, bought the village and recently he got control of the Drumhierney demesne at public auc tion. Now he owns 425 acres of Irish land,' part of which is on the banks of the River Shannon, and he is hap O'Connor does not intend to leave this couatry and live on his Irish es tate. It is good enough for him here, he says, but he will spend about two months every year with his family rYi "hia nwn lanri neliMw Via pan -fish and hunt and not care about game wardens. There are trout streams, the River Shannon and pheasants and grouse, but more than anything else he says he wants to develop tne m-, dustries of his native town, that the' villagers may prosper. O'Connor Is about 37 years old. His features are clean cut If a trifle sharp, and he has the blue eyes of the i Celt. He remembers that his grand-: father years ago attempted to build ' a castle in Leitrim that would rival the glories of Drumhierney house, but; the La Touches were more powerful and wealthy and they put such ob stacles In the way of Granaratner O'Connor that the proposed O'Connor castle never got above the founda tions. Ever -. V3 the sentimental - Irish of thEntughborhood called it "O'Con nor's folly." Young O'Connor in his school days had other boys tell him how foolish his ancestor had been to attempt to dwarf the eminence of the La Touche, whose ancestors had been refugees from France, and the pride of the youthful O'Connor was hurt. He knew that Roderic O'Connor, the last King of Ireland and .Prince of Bref fney, had made his last stamping i ground at Leitrim, and was tnere any reason not to believe that an O Con nor of Leitrim must be a descendant of the Irish King. The Broadway sa loon keeper will not Insist that he is a descendant of King OConnor, but; he will make feeble protests to your notion that he must be. . : Coming to this country, O'Connor went to a business school for two; years. - Then he went into the sa- j loon business. Of course anybody who! can pay $40,000 for an Irish estate has; prospered:, wnenever ne got casn ne put it aside so that when the time , came when he could. step in ana buy the village of Leitrim he would not have to rustle for ready money. Meanwhile he could not resist play ing politics a bit. About ten years ago he was chairman of the Oneida Democratic Club, which made a fight on the leadership of Thomas F. Mc- Avoy In the Twenty-third Assembly district. O'Connor was a Tammany man he still is but you must have a shindig and O'Connor led the forces against McAvoy. The latter won, but it was a close . shave for him. I Then O'Connor bought the village of Leitrim. He didn't have to go abroad to do this. All the negotia- tions were carried on in Dublin, a lawyer acting for O'Connor. Having' got the village he waited for the time. when he could buy Drumhierney House. In December Francis La Touche, the last of the family, died. In March one of the O'Connor's rela tives he has a sister and a brother living in Leitrim cabled to him that Drumhierney House would be sold at auction. Two days later he sailed on the Olympic. They welcomed O'Connor in Leitrim with a brass band and a parade. One of their own had come from the gold soiled land of America to buy Drumhierney House. The posters des. cribing the auction of Drumhierney estate will tell you that the mansion has six bedrooms, bathrooms and three reception rooms, with game in the woods and trout in the streams. There were no bidders against O'Connor and he got the property. At once he wired to the White Star Line folks that he wanted a state room on the Titanic. He was told that there wasn't one left, so he came on the Mauretania of the Cunard line. Before he got here he had heard of what had happened to the Titanic and he knew he had had anoter piece of luck. " Tis a beautiful spot," said O'Con nor yesterday, speaking of his estate. "Across the Shannon is the famous Battle Bridge leading to County Ros common. The town of Carrick on th Shannon is about two miles away. You may remember Tom Moore's ballad. The Valley Lay Smiling Be fore Us.' He sang of the Leitrim country when he wrote that. "I want to see my native home prosper. Fifty years ago the brick yard which' furnished employment for the men was shut down. I intend to start it up again. . It will be a good investment too. For instance, the vil lage of Leitrim pays me an income of 8 percent on my investiment. Shall I be a harsh landlord? I shall not. The Irish come to this country be cause there is nothing for them to do at home. There are about 1,000 per sons in the village of Leitrim and they are my tenants." O'Connor, who has a wife and two children, is for home rule. He is a Nationalist, but he does not believe in Parliamentary methods. "I believe in the methods 'which were employed by this country to win 'freedom he said. "You are a radical, like Roosevelt," some one suggested. "Not as bad as that," he replied. t The only Baking Powder made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar Saves Batter, Flour, Eggs, and makes home baking easy tie Atesm Ho Lime Phosphate Y -VT .Two lays Special Sale WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY FANCY LEAN SMOKED SHOULDERS. .lb 11c LEAN SUGAR CURED BACON. . . . . . .....Ib 15c HEAVY BACK SALT PORK, . Ib 11c BEST CORNED SPARE RIBS ......... , . 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FREE TICKETS may be had on application at our office Wilkenda Land Co., Inc.; 21012 Ncwaeid Bidg. SWEDEN'S WARSHIP TO COST $3,331,500 PAID FOR BY POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION. Stockholm, May 8 Sweden is to have a warship paid for by popular subscription. A delegation represent ing the organizers of the movement were received by King Gustav, today, and turned over to the Swedish gov ernment 53,331,500. The amount was raised in 100 days. E. H. Dillon & Co. 1105 Main street are displaying all the latest styles . in sailor hats, Pana ma hats and outing hats at prices at least one-third less than elsewhere. 'Be On Time Have your watch put in order at this store. It's essential that every watch should be trustworthy, and we've been putting watches in that condition for a good many years. Fine jewelry repairing and stone setting a specialty. M. J. Buechler, the relia ble jeweler, 48 Fairfield avenue, near Middle street. CALIFORNIA NAVEL ORANGES . .... .dozen 15c CROWN LION BRAND ASPARAGUS, 21c FANCY PROCESS BUTTER PRINTS lb 31c; MOHICAN CREAMERY BUTTER. .' lb 35c MOHICAfr FRESH BAKED BREAD, .... .loaf 3c: FRESH MADE FRUIT PIES ..'.. each 10c FANCY ASSORTED LAYER CAKES: . . .each 15c ! "' ..ii.i k 90-102 GOLDEN HILL STREET AMUSEMENTS THE NEW . II ';YRIC " Isliam & Ileaphy, Prop. ALL THIS WEEK Mats. Tues., Thurs., Sat. Frank Carpenter Stock Co. Supporting Bridgeport's Favorite Artiste, ELEANOR CLEVELAND In Julia Marlowe's Great Success "WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER" Regular Lyric Prices Mats 10 & 20c. Eves. 20, 30 & 50c. . Week of May 13 "GREEN STOCKINGS' First time ever seen in Bridgeport. 1 fibM I WEEK OF MAY 6th Matinee and Evening "Nobody's Widow" David Belasco's Great Produc tion in which Blanche Bates Is now Starring as given by. THE POLI PLAYERS Greatest Stock Company ever In Bridgeport POPULAR PRICES Mat 10-20c. Eves., 10-2O-3OC. !Last Appearance , of the SINGING M'ENEL&YS ORCHESTRA Colonial Ball Room, Wednesday Evening, May 8. Concert and Dancing. Admission 35 Cents. R 6 s V All Welcome. THE AliUMNI DRAMATIC CLTJB Presents "Trelawney of the Wells" A Four Act Comedy by Arthur Pinero At the Park Theatre MONDAY, MAY 13, 8:15 P. M. Prices $1.00, 75c and 50c Seat. Sale Starts Saturday at 9 a, m. R7 d ST. PETER'S PARISn CONCERT AND SOCIAL ' At Colonial Hall MONDAY, MAY 13, 1912 Admission 25 Cents R7 d BASEBALL Newiield Park GAMES NEXT WEEK FRIDAY HARTFORI SATURDAY NEW BRITAIN PATENTS A. M. WOOSTER, Attorney-at-L Late Examiner TJ. S. Patent Office 1094 MAIN ST., BRIDGEPORT. CT. Send Postal for Booklet on Patent BACHMAN'S EM3I EN AGOG UE MIXTURE A splendid Female Regulator In eases of suppressed menstruation, delays due to colds, ill health, or other un natural causes; $1.75 for the whole outfit. Made only at the WOMAN'S DltCG STORE 870 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn. Lady Attendants Always Here CHICHESTER S PILLS U !X THE DIAMOND BRAND. W 1 wuv A1 1,.4lMt AikTMpDranl I'll I. i Rf and iiald metallic boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. Taho no other. Boy ofyoor DIAMOND BRAND PILLS, for a SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYHEKE Mullins Typewriter Exchange Cor. Main and State Sts. TeL 943 in : XHE success of the young man start ing in business depends very much up on his financial credit with those with whom he deals. Nothing so increases your standing with business men as an account with . a strong bank such as the Bridgeport Trust Company. ill STEEPLECHASE MAY BE OPEN THIS YEAR Arrangements Under Way For Tilyou to Subject the Big Amuse ment Park. Plans for the re-opening of Steeple chase Island are in the making. Wil liam J. Gallagher, a real estate and timberland dealer, Charles Bernard, former treasurer with Barnum & Bailey and others are said to be in terested in the scheme of re-opening the island as an amusement resort. Mr. Gallagher has been in conferMice with George C. Tilyou, the lessee, and Captain Paul Boyton, his local representative, a number of times during the winter, and late reports are to the effect that the deal is likely to go through before the end of the week. VVANTED 3 or 4 Men for Small Assembling Work. THE Bryant Electric Co. R THE BEST DESSERT IS Frishee's Pies" Winsted, Conn. Live rats wired to door knobs is the latest ' "Joke'! that is terrorising housewives. Delicious and Appetizing nATEWTS FORTUNES ! I B1ZZH for aotema, rtrtenf wwiid through n r-J advortlaovl wlthoot eharg. Vw Uata of to I Tendon needed and poaaiblo boreis. "HltttaM I loTOOton," "Wny aome Inventors fall." Book I patoBts. Send us touch sketch or nodel tor Marci U f rotont Office roocrda aaa report on patentability, postal aatnM ta W oltiaa aad ton Mr. Oreelej NrhOe Aoung CeoHntaatcroevef FoMou had full char ft D.Ik Patent oaoa. ORFTiLKt A MclNTIKE, ?afeamS Attoruoya Washington. I. C, TONS OP FRESH FISH DURING LENT W. D. COOK & SON 523 Water Street PHONE 3890 All makes for sale, rent, or exchange Supplies and Repairing' LATEST Footwear Ideas AT M0IJLM1 Women's white, tan and black smart pumps, low shoes and boots of superior grade. South Window. Women's footwear In various flexible leathers in tan, white and black, in latest styles. $2.00 and $2.50 North Window, Correct footwear for misses, boys and small children. The agency for Ana torn Ik shoes for foot sufferers Is held by WSiiollan 1026 MAIN ST.