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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 9, 1915
AMUSEMENTS 65 th Annual Statement AMUSEMENTS OF THE KetiiilliijLie .nsuiraiice ..Go HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT . MORGAN G. BULKELEY, President OFE,? ACCIDENT; HEALTH LIABILITY AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE ' " i - ' 'JANUARY 1, 1915 ;. ,, ' . : ASSETS I LIABILITIES Hon Office Building . Real Estate: , . -Acquired by Foreclosure, ' Supply Department S 1,000,003.00 $29,143. 75,000. 33 00 Cash on "hand Wi4 In Bankg .;, ,.. . , Stocks andJBonds v. . . ... ; . . . . ...... i. Mortgages secured, by Real Estate. ............ - Loans, on? Collateral . .-. i .:j ........... a- . ' Loans secured by Policies of this Company. ,., .,. . , Interest due and accrued December 31, "1914. ..... Premiums in : course of collection .and ' deferred i premiums' ................. . . . . . . . - . ...... Amortized Value of bonds ' and Market value, - r' December "31, 1914, of- stocks, over Book -..Value, less Assets not admitted ... . ...... ........ 104,143.33 4,120, "758.13 "35,502',583.15 53,206,405.74 1,083,269.35 .11,537,512.00 2,364,075,66 - i N . : ... 2,596,276.76 ;3,0O4,712.31 TOTAL ASSETS INCOME premiums -. . . -i . . -. . Interest, Rente, etc. .,-.' 3119,516,736.43 :. , i. .- , ' $21,521,928.87 6,199,298.62 TOTAL INCOME IN 114. . , . . ; GAINS DURING 1914 Increase in Surplus to Policyholders: 'Increase in, Premium Income. ........ Increase in, Assets ...... . i . . . .' Increase in Life Insurance in force.'; ... . . . . ;.l $2:7,721,227.4.9 .' ,: . -. ; f i - $' 2,475,202.34 1,902,543.46 . 5,559,738.93 25;263,183.73 Reserve on Life, Endowment and Term Policies. . . Additional Reserve, not Included above Premiums paid in advance, end other Liabilities. . .- Unearned interest on Policy Loans. ........ .. . . Taxes falling- due in 1915.... . . .. . . Reserve for special class of Policies and Dividends to Policyholders 'payable on- demand . Losses and Claims awaiting: proof and not yet due. ; Unearned Premiums on Accident, Health and Lia bility Insurance ... .-. ; 'Reserve for Liability claims. ,v. . . . . . : . .,. Surplus to Policyholders amortized basis for Bonds Surplus to Policyholders, Market Values, June 80, 1914.-. . .' . ... . . - . j - v . i . $13,332,271.26 Surplus to Policyholders, Market, Value, December 31, 1914 . i v .$12,838,035.26 $91. 065.464.00 970,213.00 998,844.51 320,820.99 697,242.31 : 3,382,873.20 694,067.41 3,313,361.88 2,578.030.28 15,500,829.37 TOTAL LIABILITIES DISBURSEMENTS - Payments to Policyholders, Taxes All other Disbursements, . . $119,516,736.43 $16,931,302.00 735,172.79 7,820,310.92 i TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS. IK 1914. ...... " - - - $24,486,785.71 New Life Insurance Issued in 1914. . . . . . j $ 75,142,409.31 Life Insurance Paid for in 1914 64,756,755.31 Life Insurance in Force, January 1, 1915.' : 380,798,405.03 Paid Policyholders since organization ' in . ; 1850 .: .:: 263,717,904.00 Charles A. Edwards, Manager, Suite 17-18 Franklin Block, Bridgeport. Accident & Health Department, Arthur G. Hinkley, Manager for Conn.. 39 Pearl Street, Hart ford. , . ' . ' ' . Liability Department, Robert C. Knox, General Agent, '39 Pearl Street :9 Hartford. i . , " 1 . " . ' - " , ... ..- ...:-....:. . 2nd4, Annual Statement 8th Annual Statement OP Ths' Yioina AccidGni liability Co. AtlTFOttD, CONN. ' ' ' : 5 : C3p:.tal, Stock $1,000,000 t,. MORGAN G. BULKELEY, President , 1 . JANUARY 1, 1915 The Automobile insurance Co. i. r ; OP HAETBDHD, CONN.' . . i..,--:- ' Capital stock $36SO00 ASSETS : ,4BUS f . .V. -i .VU 5 J$ i356,S84.57 Stocks and Bonds.. 1,761,655.00 Mortgages secured by Real Estate - v. -li s -. 705,981.25 Loans ' on iCollateral . . . . . :- 195,450.00 Interest -due- and -accru- - . ed, December 21, 1914. S8.SS0.87 Premiums . in course, of " Collection ; . 34 8,1)6 3,9 5 Equity In funds of N, T. . " ; . Excise ' Re-Insurance - Asarn u v . 11 ' ., 11,454.85 Total ........... $3,882,950.49 '' i' INCOME IN 1914 ; V Premianifl . . i. . . . $1',729, 577.29 interest,, etc . ....... 116,572.68 Total .A . . . . . . . ." $1,846,149.97 ' LIABILITIES r t ' Premium Reserve $ -916,169.58 Losses-in Process of Ad-: ' juatment ... ..... -t. 203,779.55 Commission reserve on . Premiums in course of Collection ... ...... 84,970.78 All, other , Liabilities . 102,14524 JANUARY 1, 1915 ASSETS' Total . $1,307,065.15 ISurplus-tO Policyholders' 2,085,885.34 Total ;...,;....... $3,392,950.49 V. , j DISBURSEMENTS IN 1914 , Payments to Policy hold- ' i era . . . ........ $ 597.893-.71 Taxes . .....i , . 55,615.94 Commissions to Agents. . 379,8 36.60 All other. Disbursements . ' 5.27,999.42 Balance to Premium Re- ..: . . . serve . 285,404.30 Total .....v. $1,846,149.97 Cash on Hand and 'In . ; ' - 1 Banks ..$150,588.52 Stocks and Bonds ......... 500,000.00 Mortgages secured by Real '.Estate - . 69,000.00 Loans on Collateral. 20,000.00 Interest due and accrued ' J '" December 81, 1914.:. :-..' 6,278.90 Premiums in course of Col- 1 lection .-. . ........ . . ... . '. 45,573.21 Total . , . .. , ... j . .'.$791,440.63 INCOME IN 19141 tr i : Premiums .' . .'. $363263.40 Interest, etc. ... ... . . . . . . 22,599.52 Total . ... . , i . , . , .. . . . .$385,862.92 LIABILITIES Premium, reserve i. . . L . $164,373.87 Losses in Process of A- . r justmend . . . ... . 26.716.96 All other Liabilities. 7.566.78 Total .$188,647.61 Surplus to Policyholders. . 592,793.02 Total $791,440.63 DISBURSEMENTS IN 1914 ' Payments to Policyholders $133,287.19 raxes ..... ........ ; 6,212.77 Commissions to . Agents. . . 89,024.65 All other Disbursements.. 56,791.62 Balance to Premium Re- - . serve 100,646.69 Total , . . . .... . . . . $385,862.92 Automobile Fire, Theft and Transportation, Automobile Collision, Automobile ProDertv Damae-e. AiitoTnnbilfi noTn- bination,Teanisif Property Damage, Elevator, Property Da mage, Plate Glass, Burglary; Flywheel, Sprinkler Leakage, Water Dainage, Postal and Baggage, and Combination. Re sidence Insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. ; . , Charles A. Edwards, Manager, Suite 17-18 Franklin Block, Bridgeport. iiooert j. jnox, lienerai Agent, 6) jfearl Street, Hartford.. . ; , ..-Sit;"'-. - Amusements POLI'S PLAZA A very evenly balanced show with every offering of a caliWe that would Insure tt a prominent ? place in any vaudeville bill drew big . crowds- to Poll's at the opening performances yesterday. The big audiences seemed -immensely pleased with the show and every offering' wbn its share of hon ors. ' . ! . ' Heading . the; program is "Making the Movies," - fery :lauglnMe satire on the making of the ""mellerdram mer" motion ptcture. The playlet is chock full of laughs, and, in addition gives ;. one . a, very good -insight, into how .'the rmoyies' are actually made. The finish shows the completed film of tha 'sceaies Just previously enacted. ' Mayo v and . Tally, who xised to be 'with the Empire' City Four, are a big hit " in their song repertoire. Both 'hatg1 ,flne voices - and have selected Very pleasing song numbers." ' Ethel "McDonough, formerly' of the - Boston Padeftes, irf -'appearing- in- a" ' song revue ' In ''which 'she has ample' ep portunity to5 usevher really- remark able voices i-'Miss McDonough is of charminr' personality and already has 'wori big-favor her "-; ' ? ::'...,-;. Hanloff-and -Clif toil present r ; "the tJnexpected, an unusual offering ln whieh- St-;very artistic hand-to-hand balaaacditg' act is' staged in a-dtawing -room;- Lavine and rlnman, -in ; a rural fcomedjf sfcltr' "Sally's. .: Vteit,' -draw : manyjlaughsi while the-i Four Musical Kielses. are very.-goofl ,in their- Instru-meattainn-umbers.i"-VfFeatured -in-. the latter stct-. ar two boy- musicians- of unusual:-artistic, attainments. . t, The i -feature , pictura,; ; "A -.Gilded Fool,": is oneapf : thebest photodrarriaa ever seen here,..Featuied In the lead-' ing roles re William Fiijrnum- -and MargaretVaJe, jhe latter a niece, of President" Wilson and a very talented artiste. - i, The picture is. of gripping Interest and has many comedy and dramatic situations. . In addition, there are other good, photoplays on the biil.'r . : , When Charles Chaplin, the inimita ble "drunk" appeared at the Plaza yeeterday In "His Trysting Places," a two reel Keystone comedy, he was un consciously responsible for a veritable riot of laughter. , that kept up for , a, full half hour. "His Trysting Places" is one of the most lhcUcrous farces in which funny Charlie has j ever posed and his attempt to keep appointments with an' ,-"afan4ty" land at the same time keep in the good graces of his pretty, but, hard-working wife, - could not be improved , upon for laugh creating phrposes. He gets ; his in the end but not until the audience is so tired from laughing that the end is almost a relief. . , "Straight . and Crooked.: Magic' is the title of .Harry Bouton & Co.'s of fering and it is Just what the title indicates, -a series of illusion' feats, some of them Intended to startle- you, and some of them do even more 'than that, while - others are 1 exposed in or der -that you may enjoy a hearty laugh and spmeWhat' offset the mys terious feeling that generally, follows a clever displSy of skill along magical lines. ' ' ; . . ; ' ''. Cummings & Gladdings, a boy and girl in d daintily arranged singing and '. dancing skit with a light vein of comedy throughout, went over big and were forced 6 respond, to ' an encore. Although their songs and the man ner in which they sang them were very -pleasing, the dancing part , of their act deserved the most credit for it was a real treat. ; Searle & Stuart, two men in a, sing ing and talking oddity 'brought many a laugh, for their skit was novel and unusually funny. V" The .Arlon Four in a delightful singing act that more than pleased and Mr, ' Quick, the lightning car toonist were given an enthusiastic re ception, . -, .. , ; . ... . ....... ... . 'Ifoga n tho Porter," a Keystone comedy; . "The Scrub." a two reels drama a;hd j." After Twenty . Years," complete the bill. - . Casino son State street, on Wednesday evening, FebJlO. The quadrille, lan cers and Virginia reel will be danced with added enthusiasm, while advo cates .of the fox trot, one-step t and hesitation will also have plenty, of op portunity for. displaying their skill in these steps. - The feature of the evening .will be the exhibition drill by the members of the Harris Ouards ; during the in termission. : The hall ia to be attrac tively decorated for the occasion and popular orchestra will furnish.: the best dance, tunes. . The , members of the Samuel Harris lodge are sparing no effort to make the -affair an un usually successful one. Tickets will not be sold at the door but may be purchased from any mem ber of the lodge. NO CATTLE DISEASE IN CONNECTICUT NOW UNIDENTIFIED MAN i GROUND TO PIECES. i Probably many. of the Lincoln Day .orators 'will.; dwell an the . advantage of .being ' brpught "up. in : a cabin are having their own.; children' educated at costly finishing schools. . EXHIBITION nillLL WILL f BE FIS ATTIRE OB THE HARRIS GUARDS. DANCE The old dances will have as impor tant a part oi the program as the newer steps at the large dance which the GErds association of the Samuel H. Harris lodge are to give at the Saybrook, Conn., Feb.' 9'. An un identified man, apparently about 5 5 years old, was killed :' near - the local station on the' New York, New Ha ven and.. Hartford L Ra-ilroad,- early . to day. .The body was .cut to pieces, the largest single " fragment" beitig the head. ' It is believed the man was rid ing on the blind end of the forward coach of the fast mail from New York to Boston and that , when the train slowed down to . take on and drop mail the sudden change in speed threw him' off and under, the wheels. His hair and moustache ' were black and his eyes blue and the remnants of the clothing picked up -, indicated that he was well dressed. His cap contained the name of a New Haven clothing firm.- : . , ."We cannot tell what mav happen any time, but there is no outbreak of the foot and mouth disease in' Con neCtlCUt that W on. a-nrar- n nn, " said Commissioner on Domestic Ani mals Jeffrey O. Phsln. .lr- "The - federal officers and Inspectors nave left the state and gone to Massa cousens. .' X-i l'EverythlhK was den ned nn Tler-pm. ber 4. as far slb Mia ai.a. Wo cernea, out we hove been watching Liiniga ciose ly ever since. The disease Was stamped out in Connecticut with the loss of 382 cattle out of 123,000 or thereabouts in the tate, or about one-mira or one per cent."- HARTFORD JUNKMAN ; IS HELD UNDER BONDS mm mm3Mmmm MOV., TXTES., WKD. VAN" AND CARR1K AVERY & CO. In Tlieir Laughablo Travesty MAKING : THE " MOVIES William. Farmim and a Big Cast in '. a Five-Part Version of "A Gilded Fool" With Miss Margaret Vala, a Niece cyf PTesident Wilson MATO & TALLY HANLON A CLIFTON ethel Mcdonough - THE MUSICAL JCLKISES LA VINE & INMAN THURSvl, KRI., SAT. - MBSSUEvCARTEB Ixi the Trtuinpih of the Films " DUBARRY " HRXUGlOPOItX'S BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE TELEPHONE 4615. ENTIRE WEEK, COMMENCING MONDAY. EVENING, FEB. 8, WITH MATINEES 1AILY, EXCEPT MONDAY The TMstinpruislied FASHION'S ' The Dltinfrtxished Irajnatic Players FOREMOST FLAYERS Dramatic Players THE C ALBURN STOCK CO, PRESENTS IHJIl THE FIRST TIME ON ANY STAGE .THE RUN OF THE CARDS" By Charlie NirdJinger, Anthor of the "World and His Wife," etc. An Original Theme A Punch In Every Act Absorbinit Interest Until Final Curtain USUAL POPULAR PRICES Mats., lO. 5BO, SOc; Eve., lO, SO, 30, Mo SOUVENIR PHOTOS Monday- Night of Miss Beverly West - FOLLOW THE CROWDS Week of Feb. IB (Another Strong Emotional Drama, "The Only Son" Meriden, Feb. , 9. Frank Rave nidtz, a Junk dealer of Hartford, was arraigned in court today charged with receiving stolen goods 'and was held uuuer i,auu oonas lor a hearing to morrow,. It, is alleged that he pur chased tin ingots from Jacob Burscem, of Wallingford who is now under ar rest .charged with theft of the ingots from the factory where he was em ployed. OLD TIME COLD -CURE DRINK TEA! Get a small package of Hamburg Breast Tea, or as the Germans folks call it, '"Hamburger-Brust Thee," at any pharmacy. Take a tablespoon f ul of the . tea, put a cu pof bailing water upon it, pour through - a sieve and drink a teacup ; full at any time. It is the most effective way to break a cold and cure grip, as it opens the pores, - relieving - congestion. ' " Also loosens the bowels, thus breaking a cold at once. It is inexpensive and entirely vege table, therefore harmless Adv. Farmer Want Ads.' One Cent a Word. PENNSY SERVES 52 PER. CENT. 6F U. S. POPULATION. The Pennsylvania has just issued a booklet, for distribution at the Pan amaTPaclfie . International Exposition In San Francisco, describing its ac tivities and exhibit at the Exposition, Accompanying a map for the entire system are statistics showing the ex tensiveness of the system, which serves "62 per cent, of the entire pop ulation of the (United States. It has U.729.92 miles of length, and 26,200 miles of track ; 250,000 employes, 7,561 locomotives, 6,884 passenger cars, 281, 590 freight cars, and 68 steamers . and ferry 'boats directly serves fifteen of the forty-eight states of . the Union and the District of . Columbia, whose combined population Is 48,227,80. All but two of the ten largest cities in the Union are ridectly on its lines, and its 4,500 stations are at the command of twenty cities each, with a population of over 100,000; one hundred and fifty each with a population of over 10,000 PILAZA BRIDGEPORT S MOST POPULAR PLAYTTOTTST3 Take a Good "SLANT" at This Array of Langh-Ctreating Features Then Plan to Be Early HARRY BOUTON & CO. In SO MJnntes of Mirthful Mystery "STRAIGHT AND CROOKED MAGIC'V Wonderful Hlnsion Feats Per--.' formed in a Manner That Makes Yon Scream With Laughter While Yon "Watch ' In Amazement . AN ACT ALONE WORTH TUB , PRICE OF ADMISSION " ' , , SEARLE & STUART . ' -Masculine Mirth-makers in Song : and Chatter TJMMTNGS & GLADINGS A He and a She In a Classy Sing : lnfr and Dancing ; Sjkit CHARLES CHAPLIN The Inimitable "Drunk . . v , , Comedian" in . "HIS TRYSTING PLACES" If You Didn't See It Last Time, , Here's Your Opportunity to Get In On a Few Thousand Hale ' and Hearty Laughs " SIR. QUICK - . Impromptu . Cartoons .of Current .. - ; Events " .- ' ... . ABION FOUR . One of the. Best Singinsj Acts In ,j ' . Polite Variety "AFTER 20 YEARS" -" r A Heart -Interesting Story t, . "HOG AN, THE PORTER" One More Keystone 7 ' . "THE SCRUB" ' 3 Keels 2 Rev."F. S. Clark, pastor of the Bap tist church, took for his subject on Sunday i morning "Christian " Effi ciency" and the evening was the monthly song service. The ; chorus gave several selections.- Miss tAchsah Candee sang a solo. j - Mrs.. Grace Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence, B. Andrews, Edson Hall, and Miss Charlotte Elwood 'of Stratford, were entertained at dinner on Sunday by Mrs. Charles Blakeman. . ,: The Whist and dance- which the Easton grange Is to . hold on Thurs day evening promises to be the most entertaining of- the season. The reg ular meeting of Easton grange. No.- 49 will be held in their hall on Tues day evening. : Each member , attend ing is requested to bring a valentine. Mrs. Ida Gilbert has been confined to her home by sickness. Her daugh ter. Miss Evelyn Gilbert, of Hartford, is caring for her. The valentine - sociable which the U. C. E. of the Baptist church will hold in their hall on Saturday even ing will be very interesting. There will be a program, games will be en- Joyed : after which refreshments -yem be served.' -' W ' The community meeting of the Bap tist church will be held on Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard S. Gillette. . and two hundred and sixty-three' each with a population of over 5,000." STEPNEY Mrs. L. C. Gilbert of Newtown,, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Milon B. Hawley. The whist party held at the town hall on last Thursday, ." was attended by over 80 people. Guests were present from Newtown, Easton, Trum bull and Huntington. ! A table was placed ' at one end of ithe hall filled with - 30 beautiful prizes.: After the game sandwiches, .'. cake and coffee were served toy the committee , in charge. -', Arthur J. Hull, as one of the dele gates from Washington- lodge Grand lodge in xsew Haven, spent a few days last week in that city. Miss Mary Collins was an over-Sun' day guest of relatives in Danbifry. t An Invitation '. has ; been extended to " Harmony '-grange ' members and friends to attend a dance and whist in the Easton grange hall on- Thurs day,' February 11. ' . " ' Mrs. William J. Nichols was a guest dh Saturday of her sister, Mrs. John Summers of Hattertown. - Relatives from this plac attended the funeral of Mrs. Wright Drew ! in Shelton. : jars, rew was a 4 years -of age. Mrs- aurr wawiey ana Mrs. An drew Leavenworth of. this place are daughters, while Milon B. HaWley and Mrs. Oarleton Joyce are grahd-chil dren. Interment . was : in the White Hills cemetery. ' Mr. and, Mrs. Edwards S. Beardsley were Sunday visitors of Mr.; and Mrs. Leander Wheeler in Huntington. Mrs. Wheeler is in poor health. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL Judge and Mrs. Morris B. Beardsley of 230 Park place, have been appointed representatives of Connecticut at the celebration of the centennial annlvers ary of the -ratisfication of the treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain which is to be. held in St. -Louis, Mo., on Feb. 16. ... Both Judge andMrs. Beardsley are promin ent in the city and are members of prominent patriotic societies. Mrs. Beardsley is a former regent of the Mary Silliman chapter, T. A. R. and has recently been made an honorary regent. ' Mrs. Katherine Schipul of Beers street, has announced i the engage ment of her daughter. Miss Tmily Schripul to Ellsworth E. Hawins of 66 Franklin street. . Mr. Hawkins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis " B, Hawkins and tooth- he and his fiance are well and popularly known to large numbers of friends. Dr. Alfred C. Fones gave a particu lariy interesting lecture on his ex perlences in South America before the members of the Mosaic club and the members of the Authors' club, their guests, at the home of Mrs. Jennie Van Tassel, 2ZA0 North Main street, last evening. The lecture was illus t rated with a number of exceptionally beautiful lantern slides. Both clubs have been studying South America this winter and the lecture was es pecially timely. , 1 The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies of Chartty of St. Vincent de Paul will be held at the hospital Wed nesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Keeney's Empire Theatre THE HOME OF PARAMOUNT FEATURES CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: 1:15 TO 11 P. M. ADMISSION . Children, 5c; Adults. 10c paramount DANIEL FROHMAN ' famous -FEATURE - PLAYERS CO. , . PRESENTS 5 Parts MARY PICKFORD Parts ! . . in V ' 1 ; ''; - ''MISTRESS NELL" . '"" IN FIVE PARTS J Tomorrow, ''Master Key" & other excellent features EASTON DAECE Eild EXHIBITION DRILL GU ARDS ASSOCIATION HARRIS LODGE, I. O. O. F. State St. Casino WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB. 10 TICKETS, 50 CENTS ; ON SALE BY MEMBERS ' NEW DANCING CLASSES Quilty's iSchool of Dancing.Colonial Ball Room. FOX TROT, ONE STEP and HESITA TION taught in Soar lessons, Wednes day, Thursday and Friday evening s from 8 to 9 o'clock. Terms $2.M ion course. First lessons Feb. 10, 11 and 12).- Classes for advanced pupils every. Wednesday. Thnrsday and Friday' evening, 9 to 12 o'clock. DEERFIELD & GREENFIELD TVTr. and Mrs. Archie Bedford of Bridgeport recently welcomed a little daughter into their home. Jvxrs. xiea- f or d was formerly Miss Marie Seager of this place. i Mr. and Mrs. Emerson ... Ayers or East Norwalk have been recent guests of the latter 's parents, Mr. ana jsars. William Wilson. v , - The regular meeting or the Green field Country club will be held in- their, rooms on Tuesday evening, xne hostess for the evening will pe Mrs. Annie L. Bulkley. . ;Mii and i Mrs. S. E. Lobdell were guests recently of Mrs. Martha Gould of Asoetuck. . i: - ;.' Ethel, the two , years old aaugnter, of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans passed a.wav a few days ago. 1 Mr. and Mrs. George -P . snerwooa tlv entertained at their home their cpusins from out of town. , TRUMBULL Mrs. Burr F. Beach will entertain the Afternoon Whist club at her .home on Tuesday afternoon of this week. ."'Mrs. Samuel -F. Clarke, the motner of Mrs. David J. Botsford, was given a very pleasant surprise party last week at the home of her daughter. The occasion , was - in honor of her 8 1st birthday and was arranged by her neighbors whose, appearance was a genuine surprise. " Mrs. Clarke gave them a. hearty welcome and a very pleasant afternoon was passed. She also received a shower of over 65 pos tal cards. As. a concluding feature of the afternoon a, bountiful collation of sandwiches, salads, cake and ice cream was served. Mrs. Clarke was the . recipient of a number of pretty u well as useful girts from - her friends and neighbors, among whom were Mrs. Albert WiUon, Peal Wil son, Mrs. Edgar Clark, Miss Myrtle Clark. Mrs. David " T. Booth, Mrs. Frank' Hanggi, Mrs. Td ward Smith, Flovd Smith, Wesley Botsford, Mrs. John Schlottmamv Frieda Schlott- mann, Mrs. George Leffert; Mrs. Da v4d . J. Botsford and Mr.- .'and Mra Frederick D. Botsford. The Board of Relief met. at the town hall Monday r afternoon at o'clock.- The hoard will meet for the last time Monday afternoon, Febru ary 15. . Miss Katherlne Treadwell, who is attending D anbury Normal school, re centlv spent a few days with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Treadwell of Tashua. - - Friends of Miss Ruth Mallett, for merly of Tashua, will be pleased to learn of her engagement to Louis N. Roe of New York city. '' The mar riage will take place In the near f u ture. ' " , Sydney "French of Providence, R, I recently spent a night with his narents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles French of Nichols. Clifford Oliver has returned to his home in Nichols after an extended visit 'with his sister, Mrs. George Mc Cellan. Jr., of Falls, Village. Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Nothnagle have recently visited Mr. Nothnagle's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Noth nagle. On account of the postom.ee at Bridgeport cutting down expenses the village of .Nichols is to receive only one mail a day. Tho Trumbull office has been discontinued but a paper is in circulation asking that- the office be reopened and that Stephen J. Parks, who has been postmaster for the past -25 years, be reinstated. The same measures have been taken with re gard to the Long Hill l office. The townspeople are anxiously awaiting . the outcome. t.. - ZSOM, ...... , Dont Be Blue the Big Acts at ti.3 HOTEL ATLAC Grill Every Everi::. "Tould Make the Sphinx CheerfuL CD) PATENTS A. M. WOOSTER, Attornev-at-Law Late Examiner U. is. Patent Office 1115 MAIN ST., . SECURITY BLG - BRIDGEPORT, CONN. Send Postal for Booklet on: Patents. NOTIC TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : The undersigned having on tho 29th' day of January, 1915, been ap pointed by the Honorable Edwin B. Gager, a Judge of the Superior court of the State of Connecticu, sitting in Chambers, as Temporary Rceivers, in the State of Connecticut of The Real ty Investment Co., a corporation . or ganized under the laws or the tetate of New Jersey, were ordered to give and file a bond with good and suffi cient surety, approved toy said Judgre, in the sum of twenty thousand dol lars, conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties in this state as such Reiceivers and thereup on given the authority and control of the assets in this state of the said The Realty Investment Company and such ' other power and authoritj as pertain to the office of Rceivers in this state; and the officers and ag-ents of said corporation being enjoineil and restrained from further action in the affairs of the said corpora tion in this state eieept at the re quest of . and to assist the said Re ceivers, .and it being further ordered that when and; if .the said Receivers were made permanent Receivers an inventory should be filed and other action taken pursuant to law: 'v It was Further Ordered: That no tice ' of such temporary appointment and of a hearing on the confirmation' of the same and for the appointment of appraisers as required by law, be held' before the undersigned on the 19th day of February, 1915, at twelve o'clock' noon, in the Superior court froom in the County building, in Mid- dletown, be given to all parties In in terest by serving on, or before the 31st day of January 1915, a true and attested copy of the Complaint in this action, and verification and this order upon the President of The Realty: Investment Co., now In the State of Connecticut and by publish ing a copy of this order of notice for three days prior to the 12th of Feb ruary, 1915, in the Hartford Times, Bridgeport Farmer, Hartford Cour arat, Middletown Penny Press and the New Haven Journal-Courier, all be ing newspapers and having a circula tion In the Stat of Connecticut, not less than six days before such hear ing. Signed) EDWIN B. GAGEF... A Judge of the Superior Court for the State of Connecticut. A true copy of the order of No tice in- the apove entitled cause: Attest: - SILAS A. ROBINSON, -. ' t JOHN L. DOWER, ' Temporary Receivers. B 9 s ' The First National Bank of Shaf ferstown, Pa., did not open for business.! United States military attaches ar rived at Cracow to observe army oper Several business blocks at Rome, X. Y were destroyed by tire at ! o $150,000.