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Her Devotion to Duty, G-en
Uls&ess and Sympathy, in-
f"1 the Hour of Distress '
Coifimentatora an the war j in Eu
rope have; ieeiraIn50Bt uimniraous,('SB
saying- .that ) King Albert "and .Queen
FJisabeCni ' -of Belgium; have so tarj
placet! vhe most fctnking and heroic
rolea--ofj . all the. royal personagw in
tltls greatest .battle: drama. -v. King
Albert ia the only reigning monarch
'svno ',11a actually . -J.d - His ,' soldiers.
iri.'"t)attle,f altaou'eh"- Empexc-rv,Wiihelrn
ha taken av most "fective part m the
direction of ' military affairs, . and
King IP-eiefrv" of Servia, ' despite his
age, has-' been at -the front, at times.
King: Albert's cor.rort , has been
wlth".hfm ;an hia men , as ; muoli as
popiftie' throughout ithe-.;, ,:waxj al
though '' of course not! lit the- zictHial
ftgh'tmg; ; -A eulogy ot' Queen Bliir
abetly, "wriiten. by -Siola-nd de Mares,
editor. of i,Indeirei chance, . Helge,-: 'the
leadtn'r newspaper t,of Blpiu m. ; was
DutolislvwC in -Abe . Christmas, "nuhber
of, the London; ypibhcatfaii, EXeryJ
mart, It follows: ,4' V ? -J
,""Rtle. is 'out, yoader 'Wita Kmg Al-
bel't "kmong'-their seldiersr.
Not a Warlike Princess.
"She has gone from town' to town,
and camp.-t-o camp,, and trench to
trench. encouragiifg the1 wounded And
comforting tle dying; 'trer y sweet
smile seems; 4,o heal, their v wounds.
She xepresentsall ;tliat is gecfje ;and
compassionate iln i this country ; .of
Flanders., where, a dense mist hangs
over ithes mournfuIV' landscape ( like a
great shroud, above, the dead. " .
'. "She. ia byi. novmeans a , warlike
princess, frallopipsf "on horseback ..be
si.de her victorious, husband and
entering to the sound of trumpets
and drums 'towns retaken from the
enemy.- .- -,...',
. i ,The ligh-tefet sworl- ttiVtho-'world
would be too heavy for-rher delicate
- little i hand,- and she despises v mill
. tary. parades. In .which princesses,
appear j in' coquettish uniforms- .at
the head of regiments. She is only
snen when , the cannon Is silent and
when the' roll' is called after the
battle. .Alone and unescorted she
Blips from one hospital to another,
.the noblest ?of: those i noble ,!, women
who are caring for our- heroes, be
cause, she Is the most ' simple, the
most motherly and the humblest.
' - People 'Loved -Red at Sight. ' "' '
"Elizabeth,, s .Queen . of Belgium
I can seew her now making
her entrance fs into Brussels, - one
beautiful autumn day-jn 1900, when
she married .- JPrince Albert, heir
presumptive to the throne. She look-a.--
soj. small and dainly-t beside her
htlsl srra ia the depth' of, the, great
state- coachtt .i"; She hadinot "the .ma
Jestic dsg-n-ity - of the.1- Countess of
Flanastrs1; she- had not- thai -boatity of
Princess Clementina, but- the; aweet-
et ..-..of smi J e: hi. up her young face,
and she had a- gentic, .sympathetic ex
pression, that went- straight to one's
- hea-rR'N .Aft r . 4 '4 - : '
-'The Brussels people loved- her at
first sight, and ever since! thsi sunny
sels - she has; kept their confidence
and affection:--- Among this critical
peoples rwtq; know , exactly what they
wanti- who -are never imposed -on by
titles jor pomp. or. the outward show
. of J monarchy,' -there" was-always the
feeling., that this princess -was' very
different from other; princesses -that
she was more sympathetic, and that
she understood the people better.
' TtKey. ;taew itliat-. she -was not'-ery
: rich and that , the prince hart ,-ehoson
herfor i,erself albne and not 'for. state
"reasons. They knew that r er 'f ath
:er".the Jearned s , Charles Theodore;'
duke of Bavaria, had iniated her' a
-littis-tn-t-o Scientific : matters; and ; so
.widened her -out look . on life. . They
knew,., too, that she had a mind? of
her own and rrnach- artistic snse, and
that -int. this -little crowned head theres
was great ability, coupled with a
-gentle but firm will tthat overcame
gradually the prejudices of. the court
.and .disarmed all objections and obstacles-.
, '
"The Little Queen," , '
"Prom the first they called rber the
Little Queen,, with such a note of af-
t fection and tenderness in their voices
-ttia.t the stranger could not -but no-
- tice' How ' much deep - feelinjr lay in
thi3 "familiar -expression - tiiat con
tained no flattery. It was not long
before, she transformed -tho atmos
phere" of a court that so much mourn
ing and so much: sadness had" made- a
Jittle lugubrious. She made a point of
bringing to it poets and artists, for
she - wished that King Albert's reign,
should be characterized by a prodig
ious renaissance of art and literature
In Belgium; tmd her influence in that
direction has- been often quoted. No
one ' could, .say fexactly; how much of
that was the. king's doing, how much
the queen's, but the: fact tliat these
two beings, . so admirably endowed by
nature, . with in telligence, .' goodness,
courage., and .. loyalty,x were united - to
uphold the greatness of their people
-Is .one of .fate's miracles. . The fiercest
socialism. ' though - not abating its
principles, was disarmed . before the
Rraee and simplicity of the queen.'
When,, at the outbreak of the war,
Bhe -went alone to visit the Red Cross
hospital installed at the Maison du
Peuple, !n Brussels, and. when she en
tered, that hall, now transformed into
a ward, where so many rebellious ora
tions had been declaimed, she waa
greeted as they-had never greeted any
of their greatest' leaders "
"But long before this the people had
. ?hown they, recognizee! her worth, !for.
w hen she was seriously ill' four years
: s-e-o, and when, after long days of an
. fruish and waiting, they learned that
ehe must go away for several months
.from Belgium, , there- was sorrowing
throughout the land, and-, from every
quarter . .of the country, prayers were
raised for. her life, and advice and
remedies were offered, most touching
fiometimes In-their simplicity.
Thought Only of 33er Iuty.
"Ijater,. herS return to the capital
"was feted like a second- Joyeuse En
tree: .tout after this terible illnesa, the
..t'ieeft.. always a little delicate, could
appear, .but rarely in public, and . her
nrength,. which was, gradually return
ling, was., consecrated to visiting - the
"poor, to the charitable works" that she
.Jia.4 founded, and to her . children.
jThough.-she effaced herself a little and
w as .not so. joften :seen, no one forgot
.her,,. - ... .. .. . ., :- .. ... 1 '..:,.
"And, when the war broke out, the
first thought , of., the . people was for
her. And the queen would she go
with the princess and the little Prin4
cess .Marie-Josie- to take refuge in
iErigland or in'" the south of France?
No, she . remained in the midst of her
Teople, "and she, who had 'boen rarely
"seen for months, -went everywhere.
From the day -when there was dan
ger, - when whole populations were
threatened with the sufferings of In-'
vasion .whemnen .were going to fight
and die for their country, she thought
of nothing but her duty and of fulfill
ing that to the full. Se remained in
BnuiMAljt . until the day before the oc
cupation , .of the . capital iby the' Geif
map; at- Antwerp she was fteen- every-'
where among the wounded 'and,- the
dying. . . ' ';; -'-. ;-:4
---..,- ..Witn the Refugees. ':;"'
spite of-Zeppelin bombs and the
German shells, she' visited' the hospi
tals while, the king went - through, the
trenches;'- waving" aside ' with' a smile
and a little- gesture , of -tier hand those
who - would '-.-timidly ,T advise . her -to be
Qaref ul. ,Then,-, wheb ;Anrwrp had to
be abandoned,- whe.. .t was necessary
to , beat a -retreat ' across the plains of
Flanders, ; wherev hundreds fendT thou
sands . of refugees were hurrying to
ward the eeav rshe went "along - those
.roads, -full of. desolate, wanderersj her
face calm, smiling on the soldiers., and
the-. poor1 wretches on the roadsKteand
giving such an - impression of serenity
and calm . that' confidence was born
again m -tlse heart of the most despair
:. "Elisabeth,., .queen'; of Belgium1, ' -whV
coming:; ? victory-T-in - -'. this! devastated
land stretching over the dunes to the
sea,1 wears- the most,, beautiful - of
orpwns'; the ' balo with which mysCcs
crowa the?, saints'. '., She-' shdws us, at
this- hour when rour faith is tottering,
tljej-sublime.! picture of a frail woman
whose i brave heart ".make& her'. strong
and hble to face the most dreadful
fate, A wandering queen, .but a queen
such as the 'wife -of the most powerful
king could never tbe, she is the symbol
of all this mutilated country- thai will
notv : die- Ve.r from stately cities and
.sumptuous., palaces, she goes -among
tho . soldiers who have fallen amidst
the -shot-aaad ; shell- of battle, and,'-. as
st.e passes-near them, the eyes of the
dying open once more for one look,
one-last tear;' hot, fevered hands 'are
held out to her, and pale lips murmur
in prayer, the word which expressesall
human tenderness, the word that comes
to our lips in-i our deepest misery and
which touches the hardest of' hearts
mother." - , ' . -
BKEATHT FRESH ; , '. ' '
' Breathe all the fresh air you can
get, night and : day.'' That's ; what
fresh 'air is for. The fearsome legend
about the baleful influences of "night
air'' is only another- of the carefully
nursed "WisanUary bequests , from our
ancestors, according to , Senior Sur
geon Banks, of the United States
Public 'Health Service. - ' x .
Whence, this superstitition ' arose
may only be surmised. - Perhaps it is
a survival of the primeval, cult of
sun worship.- - -Our forbears were
wont to: caution their offspring to "be
careful about the night air" or chil
dren were ordered to "come In out
of th..'night air." It is perhaps for
tunate' for the children .living in' the
Arctic circle, where the" nights are six
months " long," that the ,1'lsquimaux
mothers - do not entertain this crude
notion'- about : night air,' else their
progeny would spend half the year
indoors. 1 -,
, This Idea ia ; generally .prevalent
and even -one 'of .our well-Ttnown
flowers" is loaded down with the hor- i
ribta. name.ir, pf "Deadlyx Nightshade";
as -a; sort of iverbal -., relic of J this" old
notion. 1 1 The low-lying mist or fog
that .sometimes gathers about 1 the
surface .of the -earth - under certain
atmospheric conditions, after" sunset,
was held is held, to be "miasmatic"
and pregnant with lethal possibilities.
This is- worthy of all the respect that
should be put to any hoary supersti
tition, .but it's place - is in the speci
men .,"3ars ': of v-: .an- 1 archaeological
museum nofesin 'the show - room .of
modern intelligent life.- , c - . .
..'-'.The- night aar, .itdnus 'the sun,,is no
different from . the atmosphere -of- a
sunless " dayV"-.-r -The ' atmospheric" en
velope of the earth 3oes not change
from benign to malign in;the twink
ling ,of an eye-after sundown. ' It 'Is
still composed of oxygen, nitrogen;
argon and carbon- dioxide in the nor
mal proportions for the given locality .v
The -open air treatment, of tubercu
losis , and its kindred allies - had first
to combat .. this , venerable ' jargon
about -the 'deadliness of night air, and
only the remarkable results of ..this
hygienic-aid to its cure brought' the
superstitious to a - realization of the
silliness of their ingrained ( nocto-phobia.-
.- -- i. : --. . '
, -This generation has. witnessed the
emancipation of human beings'ln re
spect ; to the value s . of- fresh air,
whether . In bulk or in' -smaller
"drafts." From being a people iir-f
mersed in hermetically sealed rooirs
at night, ' breathing: our own bodily
exhalations over - and over again, ' a
constantly increasing number of
sons are -sleeping in the open, or at
least with open . windows, summetj
and winter,' to their great benefit. In
the morning ithey are refreshed with
the pure oxygen of the air breathed
during sleep, , not' "stewed" no
"seedy" after eight' hours spent in
respiring and renspiring second-hand
and shop-worn air in a closed bed-room-.v
-. ... "'-. . . . i ' "
"A story from the trenches is-that
a soldier wrote home to his Wife to
open her .windows at night as he had
found that the night air "didn't hurt
one bit." That is the experience of
all the advocates of . this sensible run
torn once tried this Old custom- of
sealing one s self in an air-tight bed
room ; is never renewed. Diseases
which ' Involve the lungs can Usually
be traced to their beginning in poorly
ventilated sleeping apartments, inside
rooms that do not have a share of
the atmosphere. Nothing . can live
well or long - without oxygen in the
air,, and it was given to us for breath
Ing, night and day, not to be taken in
sparingly, as if it were a dangerous
potion. Some people are actually
afraid of ordinary, common air.,
. Those emancipated persons who
open their windows at night will tell
you, unanimously, that they cannot
breathe in ; a chamber unless : the
window is raided, their sense of com
fort and vigor demands the life giv
ing qualities off fresh air, v No greater
prophylactic advice can be promul
gated than to breathe all the fresh
atmosphere1 air you can get, night
and day.7 , ; .
One hundred and fifty Bulgarian na
val men arrived at Dedeagatch in Bul
garia to organize the naval defense of
the locality. . .
A. bill to .Incorporate the Boy Scouts
of America under a Federal charter
was favorably reported by the House
Judiciary Committee. x -
The cargo on board the Tokomura,
one of the steamers sunk in the Eng
lish Channel .py a, German submarine,
was valued, at $500,000.
Daffodils & TulipSj 75c per doz.
' The announcement ' by-'the Russia
my. of invasion in Bast Prussia-has re
the; important .city, of ..Tilsit is a,.(surpr
eastern Europe. Russian' armies ; are i
-commands -the main railway; lines to K
shaped formation. From the: norjth th
sit. From the northwest the right.svin
reached the' Instef river and istreporte
f race is reportecT'to have .captured Pil
vancing near Darkehmen.s. tatiu farthe
troops operating ' among- thetMazuna
Cate the location and, direction of thea
Fairfield County iNews
. "i Plunged 10 Stories. ; ..
Sleet-covered and .. dead, v Madeline
Birkhard, an: 18-year-old assistant in
Dr. McG-ivens' t sanitarium, r. at Stam
ford, was". found early Tuesday in the
rear court ; yard . of the Anhilde apart
ments at KTew York. -Shorty after mid
night and within half an hour, after
she had in- jest told' a young man that
she was going to do away with her
self, the girl... clad in a: nightgown, kl-
mona and :slippers, dived through ihe !
storm to the flagging of the -court yard
ten stories below (the apartment of her
stepmother. - ,:..':.-",'
. i : ' : ''', : -: f ..,-.' .'
, v. '. To Promote Beneficence.-
Articles' of t association -have been
filed by . the Mianus Neighborliood
House, Inc.,' of-1 Greenwich, the pur
pose of the association :being "to. pro
mote practical beneficence in" the east
ern I part ' of Grreenwich." The signers
are Elizabeth H. : A. ' Leonard, I Alice
Havens and Anna Lockwood. , :
Caught With the Goods. ' .
, Antonio iferiardi -and Alberti Pion
gerelli have been arrested, by. Jeputy
O&me Warden ;. Normanj "j-Walker at
RldgefieldJ: ' Osflcer Walker" heard -that
some rabbit hunting was going on and
while Investigating It he heard a shot
in the Great. Swamp. He soon came
upon, these men. ' One dropped .the gun
-d ran, wbiiv-the ther gavi in? Af
ter a chase the other was caught. Pl
ongerelli was ; charged with . hunting
without a license and .out. of . season
and resisting an. .officer. Menardi was
charged with the two former, .offences.
Both were found guilty,,-.the . former
being fined $25 and costs and the . lat
terJ15 and costs.- They settled.
Saved by Pulmotoiv v I
'As lung motor saved the life "of W. S.
Clark j of' New Canaan,- - a, landscape
architect at - Stamfordi Monday.-' - Mr.
Clark stopped at the . Rockland, hotel
Monday .; night . and . in some manner
nnexplained failed to -turn 'off -the gas
upon retiring. There was Just a spark
of life in his "body wheii he was dis
covered about- 7,- a. nu .- The police de
partment's, lung mot6r- afterf 85 min
utes of operation, -restored .respiration
and Mr. Clark was sent ' to the Stam-
ford hospital, v , i . - . ' ; .
Litchfield County News
His License Returned.- ' . t J
Secretary of State Burnes, in. a hear
ing Wednesday on the case of Thos. P.
Temple, who ran into Alvan McClel
land and killed him while , operating
an automobile on December " 30 in
Xorrington, declared - thei accident unavoidable-
- and returned sjTm"ple; his
license -which had been ' suspended.
The evidence showed that McClelland
was coasting down hill on "a" private
highway that-ran-off-the main thor
oughfare along whtch: the automobile
was being driven. Mr. Temple did
not see the child ; sliding until ... the
sled was within a -distance of ten feet
bf the' automobile, -and he then ap
plied his brakes and j endeavored to
steer the automobile away from, the
sled but without avail. . '
Charged With Burglary.
- Aime Toiitant, : 15, was , arrested at
Winsted, Thursday,- charged with
breaking into five cottages at f High-c
land Lake. An old rusty revolver, a
hatchet, a combination tool handle,
one harmonica and, a pipe, taken from
the cottages, -were found on the boy's
person or at his home. . The cottages
entered were those of J. C. Burwell,
Winsted; E." R. Holmes, Rev.! ; Karl
Relland, New York; J- C. Carey, Win
sted, and Miss' Nellie Shepard, Win
sted. Nothing was reported" '."missing
from the Relland and Shepard cot
tages. '. ' ' :
Need Not Go.'
Charles Bretagnei of Tmngton, the
young man who applied to Congress
man Kennedy for advice as to the de-.
mands of the. French government that
he go to France to serve In the army,
has been assured' that he is under no
obligation to go. He is of French
parentage, but was born in Colebrook.
. Receives Compensation , ;;
Richard Whalen, who was accident
ally injured .. while , working for - the
town of Norfolk at the town quarry
last fall and has since Jdst entire sight
of one eye, has received a check: for
$88 for the first eleven weeks of the
one hundred and four during which
period an insurance company . will
pay him at the rate of $8 per -week.
The doctor's, fees for the first thirty
days have also been paid by the . com
pany and the. town may well be sat
isfied with .the investment made last
year, when for about $151 it was In
sured under the Workmen's Compen
sation Act. v
Superior Court Cases.
In the superior court at Winsted,
Wednesday, Tom Novorot, 22, of New
Milford, charged.; with entering i the
store of Philo A. Northrop in that
town on January 1. where he secur
ed a quantity of merchandise to the
amount of $25, was committed to the
state reformatory. George Yale of
n general staff that a new Russian ar
ached Pogegen, a few miles north of i
ising development of the operations in
ow converging On Insterburg, which
oenigsberg and Dantzig, in a fan-,
e new army is advancing norths of T11-'
g of the original army of invasion has
d to have passed it in one place. This
kal'len. From the -east they are ad-
r south ,their ,.eft wsng is. guarded toy
u laKes at uotzen. The arrows mm-'
Invading forces. J i
Cornwall, charged With assault, was
sentenced to six months in Jail. T
. John Chimuck, 36, . a Russian, was
sentenced to a year In jail for having
stabbed Michael Dimmock in the
back January 14, while celebrating a
Russian holiday. - Four employes on
the estate of Professor Michael . I;
Pupin ' of Columbia University in
Grantville; Norfolk, .became intoxicat
ed. Jjohn Chimuck, Michael's broth
er, missed aroll of bills amounting td
$315. -f A quarrel ensued , in . hich
Dimmock . was stabbed.' Pleading guil
ty of breaking into' the store of Dan
iel G.. Sullivan ,in; Watertown on the
night of October 4, William, P. Loom-
is of that town was sentenced to eight
months in. jail by -Judge Case, who
then suspended the sentence and plac
ed the prisoner in charge of a proba
tion officer. ' . . .i s... -
. (Special to I The. Farmer.) s
Newtown, ' Feb. 6. -Mrs. I Bridget
(Scanlon) Falvey of Danbury, who
met her death -Wednesday, When her
clothing caught fire from-the kitchen
stove, -was for-many years a resident
of Newtown. ; . She ' was twice mar
ried, her first husband ' being M.
O'Brien -?of' Southbury who- died- tyenty
years ago. She afterwards married
John Falvey, a farmer,' of Obtuse dis-:
she removed to Danbury.. . r -
Her body will be brought to St. Rose's
cemetery,' Newtown, 'for, interment
Saturday." - E. W. Troy, undertaker
of Sandy Hook,' will conduct the fu
neral, and expects to -arrive, with the
body about 1 p. m. at the cemetery;
where .opportunity will be given her
relatives to attend. ;
' Frank'Hopkins of Peekskill, N. Y
concluded yesterday his 'negotiations
for . the purchase of the large dairy
farm 'of ' Willia-nx : Ruffells of Mount
Pleasanti by making a- bindiiig pay
ment The deeds will be passed in
a . few .days, but the new owner will
not : take, possession ; before spring
opens. Mr. Ruffells is one of our
best" known farmers, and through his
energy and self-denial in his years in
Newtown, lie , has - developed a run
down Connecticut farm .into! a prom
ising and good paying dairy farm. He
has not fully decided on ; his future
plans, but bur townspeople would re
gret exceedingly to lose t him and his
ramiiy-f rom.our mwst, ix :
' , The ' .Misses 'Elizabeth and : Jennie
Chambers of Waterbury, have been
renewing old friendship - with Sandy
Hook and Zoar district families.
Miss Esther Fontaine who has been
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. A- E. .Ginth
ers ' of : West street, has, returned to
her home in Danbury.
,' Mr.' and , Mrs. F. Bv'." Hubbell and
children of Westport, have been visit
ing Mrs. Hubbell parents, ' Mr. and
Mrs. I. B. Goodsell, this week. '
' Hiram lodge, .No. 18, F. and A.; M.
worked the M. M. degree on one, can
didate Wednesday night, and. enjoyed
a banquet in the Masonic hall at the
conclusion of the ritual work.
" The .Bridgeport Hydraulic Company
this week, have caused : searches.-of
title to be made of the eight different
pareels ' of land r making up the real
estate, of Villeroy O.. .Hard of South
Center, preliminary to purchase of the
same. . This property c contains , ., the
disused; water privilege of the old
Nichols button-factory on the north
branch of the - Pootatuck stream
which ; is' said to have been rated at
three hundred horsepower, before the
dam was washed away. : 1 The button
factory also has paid the penalty of
time: and neglect, nothing but a few
rotten - timbers -.. show on the ; founda
tion. : Forty years ago it was a
flourishing work shop employing a
score of employes, and . ; the owner
amassed a - comfortable competency,
But the button business,- once a large
factor in Newtown's . industrial life,
with : the.-.'single exception ;'- of the
Crowe-Keane corporation at Bots
ford, has gone to the cities. What
the Hydraulic Company wants it .for
is a query heard on every hand today,
The. f low of water is considerable, but
it lies,on the northerly divide of i air
field county and could not be utilized
as a feeder for the Bridgeport ; water
supply. It is suggested that the
company . will utilize the dam for
power purposes, producing electricity.
It is well suited for this purpose, but
the ; power could not be sold in New
town unless to the Danbury and
Bridgeport Electric Power Company
which holds the franchise for the
streets and roadways of Newtown. To
sent it by electric cables to Bridge
port would be possible, but the
amount of electricity generated would
be too unsignificant for this costly In
vestment." So Newtown ': is at i
standstill today in wonder and con
jecture. Mr. Hard, the owner, pro
fesses not to kxiow what uses the
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For the Man Who Doesn't Dress
With the Crowd
Never have our ready-to-wear suits shown so many style features
of liigh eost made-to-order garments. Possessing these, individual aiid
unusual points of excellence they are nevertheless priced at half and less
of the custom tailor's productions.. We court a close comparison by the
skeptical and over-particular man in this special. 1
' it
. . I :.:
$25 & $27 Suits, Over- C 4 O -yE
coats & Balmacaans at
$22.50 Suits, Qvercoats Clfi f fi
and Balmacaans at 1 w-UU
$20.00 Suits, Overcoats S?4 flfl
and Balmacaans at & 1 V i w y
We have made up all our short end suitings, consisting of high grade wool
ens, all this season's patterns,', and are now selling all our . t '
$5.00 and $6.50 CC IE $4.00 and $4.50 OfZ $3.00. and $3.50 C1 "71
TROUSERS . . . TROUSERS . . . 3--053 TROUSERS . . . 8
The Home of Rogers Clotliej
would . be purchasers : will ; put their
purchase td. He admits the nego
tiations -for sale are about .to be
clinched this week, and that's all he
can' say. . Clearly the Bridgeport
Hydraulic Company know, and it ' is
to be hoped they will soon enlighten
the three thousand inhabitants of
Newtown whether it IsXor Newtown's
good, 'or exploitation. :.
Rev. Mr, Guggenheim of Bridge
port, , Sunday, will : conduct . the ser
vices and preach in . the Methodist
church, weather and traveling per
mitting, at 10:45 a. m. .
The regular meeting of Pootatuck
grange. Is scheduled for Tuesday even
ing, .February , 9, when several appli
cations for membership will be acted
On."-: , ",,: -'": v ; ., . ,'. -
. : '. : , "THE ifELTTNG POT
When Dorothy L. Smith, Irish maid
in "The Melting Pot," exclaims, We
Jews Never Know," it will indeed.be
time, for laughter, ,-i But this will not
be ; the only ' occasion . when Kathleen
O'Reilly ' will have the house with her.
She is going to prove a scream and
hers : will .be ' one of. the. hits of the
evening. , ':'': t! "' ;,- r-i' ..
Kathleen is of . the good old Irish
sort with the highly developed opti
mistic nature and the kind. Warm
heart. Worry? not she..: . She, finds
it .liard to grasp the customs and re-
;I S- fit'
llgion of the Hebrews .but David ap
peals to her and later her sympathetic
nature responds , and she bears . with
them all. , though not entirely under
standing.. Hre . brogue and. acquired
a5centarel nigh unto- perfection, '; and
she has the ready wit end answer for
everythlngL"'-'." - i' - -'.-.:.,
Unlike the other young ladies. in
"The Melting PotV Miss Smith is not
a ... Bridgeport mgn scnool graduate.
Voile, Lawn and
,.. -Crepe .
69 c each
Sizes 34 to 50
Values . up to
Women's and i Misses' Goats, Dresses, Waists
52.50, $5.00, $9.35
Offering every coat in stock at above Great
Reductions. Coats that formerly sold
at $10, $12, $15 to $25 ;
On Sale While They Last.
Security Building
Up stairs One Flight
Frames Made Vo Your Order. 1
.' ; " Painters and Decorators. '
tolMRs, CTTfT : ASH
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XHBOdiy 1
having left ' that place of leeurning af
ter attending for a single year in the
class of '13. She went thereupon
to the5 Courtland school at Washing
ton, D. C, foi three years and is now
attending the Yale. "Music .school. She
has taken, several parts in MIbs 'Grace
Clark's plays here and in, the Eng
lish club's presentations at Otourtland
schol4: g. She,' has. : also beeo ; seen in
varioui. 'plays' at National Park Sem
inary; -where she specialized in' dra
matic art and - elocution j last, year at
Washington. ' -':' ' '- '. '' , '.
In "The Rivals." Miss' Smith took
the part of Sir Anthony Absolute, the
star role and many regard this as
her best work In, dramatics. She has
also played, Tony , in "Shei Stoope to
Conquer"; Aunt Betty in "David Cop
perfleld"i and The . Magistrate in
"Spreading The News'." , 'i,.
. None will be disappointed .. in see
ing her work in the Y. M. C A. . play
at the Park theater on Februarys.
r Peter 'Reitter, the popular tutcher
Is filling his ice house from Edward
S. Beardsiley's ice pond. ,
' ' Drew Glover was a recent guest at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burr Haw
ley. . , ,A - ' ' , '
Mrs. Delia Sherman entertained a
few of her friends at her home on
Wednesday evening. . Progressive
whist was enjoyed. '
... Miss .Ruth Beardsley who attends
school in Bridgeport, is now at home,
suffering, with . an attack of measles;
Mrs. Denchfield leaves this week for
Canadaiwhere : she will spend the re
mainder" of: the .winter with relatives,
iWord has been - received : by' rela
tives , in " this pjace -'that Mrs. Right
Drew of Shelton, is ill this week, suf
fering a paralytic stroke. ,,-
O'Brien of Southbury who' died twenty
Af ter Inventory clearance sale of
winter : millinery ; trimmings, shirt
waists, silk, petticoats, . .cloth coats,
marabout muffs and capes and fur
scarfs' ' and muffs at ' less than half
prices at E. H.' Dillon & Co.'s, 1105
Main street. ' ,
Cortez Waggoner, a high school
student of Wichita Falls, Texas, died
of injuries received in a game of basr
ketball. - .' -:- - -- '-'' ' ' ' .
1115 Main St.
Suits, Overcoats
Balmacaans at
Suits, Overcoats
Balmacaans .at
i ?; ;
Suits, Overcoats C
Balmacaans at
X .
AH Its BrsaeiMs ;
If j Hank Gowdy, the catching hero
of the Boston Braves, doesn't send a
telespatch of cdngratulation today to
Bill, Rariden, he will prove himself an
ungrateful cuss, for it was the sai l
Bil who gave Hank his chance to
become the home-run kid in the last
world's -series. - Felicitations are due
to Rariden today on the occasion of
his twenty-seventh birthday. Busi
ness of kicking himself by Bill, for he
hasn't forgotten that, $2,812.28 which
might have been his'n, but isn't.
This is how Bill did himself out of
that $2,812.28, - and also how Hank
Gowdy got the chance to steal Baiter's
stuff and rip out two doubles and a
home-ru"n clout in' the world's serious.
It is a sad, sad story for the Hoosier
backstop, i but a glad, glad one for
Hank. - In 1913, as the' fanatical
reader may recall, Rariden shared
honors With Whaling as the regular
backstop staff of the Braves. ' Bill
was going along nicely, and he v as
ticketed through, with the Braves for
1914. ' i Then came one of the sirens
of the , Feds to' Bill, nnd, - -wavi ng
bunches of long green before his eyes
lured him from his Boston allegiafiee.
As a native of Indiana, the chance to
play with the Indianapolis club was
an added inducement to Bill.- So he
yielded to the tempter and when tho
1914 season got under way Bill was
wearing a mask for the Hoofeds.
Sure, the Hoofeds copped "the pen
nant, "andy Rariden shared in the
glory', of the triumph, but. what 1s
glory as nutriment compared with
the $2, 812. "8 ;' which ' was handed out
to- each and-every Boston regular at
th conclusion of the world's series ?
If Rariden hadn't jumped to the Feds
however, it is altogether unlikely
that Gowdy would have been given a
chance as backstop for the I raves.
Rariden was born in Bedford, Ind.,
Feb. 5, 18S8. In his high school
days he caught for the baseball club
and was alyo a member of the foot
ball team, i Alter absorbing an edu
cation he joined the Bedford fire de
partment, and rose to the rank of
captain. ( In 1907 , he, quit the fire
fighting and became a ball player by
trade, starting his career with Can
ton, O. He stayed there until 190S,
when he was bought in mid-season by
the Braves. . . - -
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Itost Spring:
r Models
' All Sizes
Wear Shop
51 each
52.50, :S4.S5: ,
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Absolute Clearance 3Erice on Every Dress
Values up to $20. -
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32, S2-9S to S6-SS

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