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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 11, 1915
SOUTHPORT MAI1 IN 90TII YEAR WILL ATTEIiOmSTJTUTE John H. Sherwood Continues Lively Interest In Far mers' Club (Special to The Farmer.) 5 Southport, Feb. 11. John - H. Sher wood of Fequot avenue, oris of the old est residents of this placed toeing In his 90th year, la" planning- to attend as Is his custom, the Farmers' Insti tute of the Qreens t Farms Farmers' club tomorrow1 "at H the "Wymfromere clnlry barn on the Bedford estate. -: Mr. Sherwood for many years ' was pres ident" of the. agricultural society; and. still shows Interest In the club toy contributing- each year -an original poem or selection for the "program given a . the meetings and Is usually present at ine gathering. . . -"- ' - . ' s A number of local residents have ex pressed their intention of. being pres ent at the ' entertainment to be. given tomorrow toy the Farmers'- Institute, Oreens -Farms. ' TKe following- Is the program; Opening- address at 11 a. m.. President William. H. Burr; "Alfalfa,'' Prof. H. : 1. , Garrlgus,. superintendent of Storrs Agricultural -college; buffet lunch,1 at noon; "Spraying- Melon, and Cucumber vines," Dr. G. I. Clinton of Storrs; "The Bast and the West," lr. A. L. Wlnton ot Westport; address on Lincoln, Rev. XT T. Langlois of " The committee for preparing- and rving- the lunch comprises Morris Tj. Burr, Bertram Jennings, Mr. IMsbrow, Miss Asenath Meeker, Miss Wolf and Miss Alma j Foster. . The ladles are- re quested to bring cake, crullers and doughnuts. The Institute this year will be held in the Wynfromere Farm Dairy building. Th farm. . Is ten min utes' walk from the G-reens Farms sta tion and thirty minutes walfc from the trolley., . .- ; ' ' ' Many of the young: people of - the town, are looking forward with pleas ure to the1 Valentine .party to be given by Miss Oeorglanna White at her home on Pequot areitue,, : tomorrow after noon. At the last afSair held at her home the elderly ladies of the village were entertained. The local telephone operators are contemplating holdings' dance In fire headquarters shotrty after Lent. The Juniors1, of Staples High, school. West port, comprising- Southport- mem bers, will tire a maquerad dance la the .school hall . this evening-. : While all the members of the school are ta .ivted th; Juniors have; the privilege of inviting-1 friends.'-' ' V The'play, '.'Too Many Husbands," to be presented under the auspices of the King's Daughters, is now scheduled for presentation the first week in March. , MRS. MABIA VfRKiHT Mrs. Maria Wright, widow of the late Daniel F. Wright, died suddenly at 3:30 this morning at her home, 686 Broad street - Mrs. Wright, who had apparently "been enjoying good, health, was found in a state of coma. a. quarter of an hour after retiring last evening. Her sudden death has come as a sad shock to her numeous rr lends. She is survived by her mother and by a son, Harry Wright,' and a daughter, Miss Laura M. Wright. '.,, DIED. BQETTGEB In this city, Feb: 10, 1915,. Regina, wife . of George -Boettger, aged C8 years, 6 months, ' 3 days. '.. -.- v .k ---m '' i Friends are invited to attend the funeral at her late residence, No. . -, US 'Bassick avenue ;' on t Saturday,. Feb. JSth at 8:30 a. m., and from St. Joseph's R. Ci churoh , at .9 a. m. Altar Society please take no tlcev B 11 bp . WIUiAMSln this city. . Wednes ' day, Feb, .10, 1915, Hannah J widow of Levis H WiHiams, aged 78 years, 10 months, 22 days. . Friends are Invited t attend the funeral af -heri late residence . No. .1161. Iranistan avenue .; on . Friday evening, Feb. - 12th at 7:80 o'clock Interment at Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn, Nv T.- : 11 b V UOUWOBTH In this city,, Feb. , 10,i 1915, Elisabeth, wife of Thomas . :. N.. Holdsworth. - ' . Friendsare invited to attend the funeral from her late .residence, 80 Sherman street,: on Friday, Feb 12 - at 8:80 a. m, and from St. Mary's church at 9 a. m. Third order of St. Francis please take noticed In terment St. Michael's cemetery.- v. : "' -"- B 10 b 'LEEr-In this city.Ieb. 9 il15. Miss . Anna. M. Lee. - Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. B. A, Lee, 421 French street on Friday, Feb. 12 ...... at 8:20 a. m., and from St Augus tine's - at 9 t. m. : : Interment St. . - Michael's cemetery. .- B.10 V CROIUT.- In Bethel, Feb. 8,-. Hiram - E.;; Crofut, aged 81. v , -j WITJCi GENTLEMAN who' picked up black muff at Maplewood Avenue v this morning return same to "64 ' ; Maplewood. v t . -.- - AGENTS WASTED everywhere. Sell ' to housewives useful . article just out. Sells quick. . Experience un necessary. Wiener, 26 Ave.. A, New .York! B 11 d - j Card of thanks ? .. We wish to gratefully acknowledge . with deepest . appreciation- the . kind remembrances and sympathy of our friends and neighbors' extended ua in our dark hoar in th loss of my be- loved husband and father4 - John He Quire, who departed . from this life on Saturday, Feb. 6. r Also to the many friends whoVso generously con , tributed the 1 beautiful floral ' tokens as expression of sympathy, and espe cially do we wish to thank the Singer Mfg. Co.,for the standing wreath, and to the many friends who in any way - helped to lessen the burden of sor row in our sad bereavement. MRS. JOHN McGUIRE AND FAMILY. ap VALENTINES or F10I7E0ING PLANTS JAI.IE3 HOBAN & SON FLOHIST3 Corner I.Iain and" 33ank Sts. FAIRFIELD ENJOYS PERFORMANCE OF 'MINSTREL SEVEN Bridgeporters Well Received By Large Audience In Fairfield , (Special to the Farmer.) Fairfield, Feb. il The performance of the "Minstrel Seven," composed of members of the Knights . of Colum bus, of Bridgeport, and given under the auspices of the Children of Mary of St. Thomas' Church, in the parish hall last evening,? was a popular suc cess. : Tbe performers were encored until they finally exhausted their rep ertoire. . i William Higgins . was a scream in the role of Parson Higgins, his song, "I'm Glad My Wife's In Europe" being the hit of the evening. "Honeyboy". Rush, the other end man also scored a success when he , sang "Take Me Back to Dixie Land.'" The show started at 8:15 with the follow ing opening musical numbers by the entire c ism pan y: "The 11 pe of Peace," "On- the Road to Loving Town," "At the Mississippi Cabaret," and "Love Moon." This was followed by "Come Back to Me," by George Benham. Then Parson Higgins rendered his dit ty. "Doc" Lynch then amused the au dience with an eccentric performance of the dancing art. . George Bradley sang the . sentimental ballad, "Good Bye, My Love, Good Bye." ; - William A. Tomlinson, the last so loist to appear, sang in a most touch ing manner, ? Mother Machree." The program was then completed with the entire company singing "It's a Long Way to Tipperary.' The cast Includ ed: Wmw A, Tomlinson, George Ben ham, Cyril McKeever, "Louis .(Doc) Lynch, " Wm. - Higgins, Frank Honey boy). Rush apd George Bradley. Geo. Bradley directed . the cast and , Harry Maloney accompanied at the piano. To-night a musical program will be presented by well known soloists from Fairfield and , Bridgeport and another big house is expected. . 1 The old Chatterton. house on Eliot street Is being: razed. ; The property was recently purchased by Mr. Foster of Greens Farms. . Mr. Godfrey of this town has the contract of moving the buildings. A new house will be At a hearing in tne , pro Date court yesterday .:. , afternoon Judge ; Bacon Wakeman. appointed Hezekiah R. El wdod, deputy sheriff, conservator oVer. William Petroskey, recently commit ted to the Norwich State Insane asy lum. I Petroskey has petitioned the superior, court to' establish bis com petency. . . The i matter of appointing a gmardlan for the Petroskey child ren and an administrator for - the es tate i of . the late wife, - Elissabeth Pe troskey, has been deferred until a la ter - date. . .. ' The St. . Valentine celebration at the Greenfield ' Country . , club . last . , ev ening was a merry event. ' Mrs. An nie L. Bulkley was the hostess of the evening. Miss Olive . Hunt was the winner in :'- the ''Heart 1 Hunt,'' while Mr, and Mrs. .Charles Gray, with the same ; score, won the prise l. in the Heart Piercine", contest. , The post mistress, wad Mrs. Charles Gray. Re freshments were served. Guests recently entertained at John E. Boyle's cottage on Fairfield beaeh include. Thomas Robinson and Frank Griffin of New Rochelle, who spent the summer at the Pastime cottage,, and Mrs, Frances- Coleman and daughter of the same nlace. - '. . . , .-, Mrs. Josephine Bibbins, forewoman at the Sartain Corset company, is con valescing from a- recent attack ' of diohtheVia. and will be able to attend to her duties soon. - - v" Friends here are grieved to hear of the continued Illness of Mrs. Emerson A vera, a former resident, at her home in Norwalk. Mrs. Ayers is suffering from a severe attack of tonsilitis and laryngitis. " -' V Mrs. Dwight M. Banks is making an extended stay at the home of her pa rents, Mr. , and ;Mra, Harrington In Bridgeport, the former . being indis posed. : . ' The Christian Endeavor society or Greenfield Hill, " composed of many prominent residents of this town, was organized, by . Rev. Dr. G". S. Plum ley, Nov. 21, 1885. Rev. Mr.. Plum ley was - then pastor of the local church. - Among. those present at the organization were: R. Fred Dunham, Hattle . E. Jennings, Minnie Perry, George H. , Merwin, Sarah Hopkins, Maria ' Wakeman. . Martha- : Meeker, Louise Meeker Oliver H. Meeker, wii liam Purple, Isabel Haight, , Carrie Perry, Lydia Perry, Una LobdelV Em ma Sherwood, - Hattie Sherwood, Per ry Beers, Henry Bulkley, Alice Pratt, Martha Bibbins, Martha Wheeler, Ma mie Hubbell, Carrie Merwin, Mamie Fulton, Sarah A. Banks- , Richard Leonard and Everett Lobdell. At the annual meeting of the Fair field Girls' club, Monday evening the following were elected officers for the ensuing year: President, Bertha K.1- ley: vice-president,' Lilliam Bulkley; treasurer, Edith Ward; secretary, Ma mie Dunleavy. ; A special meeting of the club will be held Feb. 25. ELECTRICIAN AT POWER HOUSE IS SERIOUSLY HURT While drawing- wire at the Seavlew avenue power bouse or tne twnnecu cut Co. ' about 2 o'clock this afternoon, ?. H. Miller, electrician, in some un accountable manner made a connec tion with one of the .high powered dynamos which furnish electrical cur rent by which the trolley cars are operated and received a sbock which knocked him down. . The ambulance was called and Mill er was taken- to the : Bridgeport hos pital for observation. ' Besides 'the shock he ia suffering from alight burns "on both hands. He will re cover. Miller is married and lives at 556 Putnam street. LAXDTS ARRESTED ON GtRIS COMPLAINT. Leo Landes, son of a well known storekeeper at 14 38 Main street. charged with' a serious assault upon Miss . Louise Nagel daughter of a prominent ' East Main street family, was arrested last night- He was. re leased upon bail furnished in connec tion with a ' previous civil action brought" against himself "and family. The assault - is said to have taken place on November 7, 1914. CARBOLIC ACID VICTIM BLAMES HIS OWN FATHER Police Mystified By Unusual Circumstances of Strang er's Death Deep mystery; became Involved to day, in the death of Joseph Salaczyn ski, a Russian recently employed in the XT. M. C. factory, who expired in Lesko's saloon ' Hallett & William street at 7:30 this morning after call ing for a doctor and stating- to a bar tender and five witnesses in the place that he had - been poisoned . by his father. - TJhe case became more cloud ed later in the day when memoranda 4n - cipher was found' in his pockets. The victim entered two saloons call ing for aid and finally collapsed on the floor in front of the Lesko bar, be fore anyone believed that be was ser iously ill. . - , Emergency Surgeon ' E. B. Weldon, called in haste to the- scene, found the man writhing in the acute agonies of carbolic poisoning and though heroic efforts were made to save his life ha died within ten-minutes after the sur geon's arrival. ; . .' Medical Examiner S. M. Garlick who was notified of the case at once, per mitted removal of the body to the un dertaking establishment of Cullinan & Mullms, and ordered, the police to con duct an Investigation. An autopsy will be performed. . . , Detective George Simons detailed on fh case .and aided Jy officers from the Second - precinct . station,- estab lished the fact that the poison victim for the last two nights' has, been room ing at the home of Annie Lankowskt, 238 Hallet street, and that previous to that time and for, a period of about three weeks, he' had lived at the home of Michael Geenaki, 66 Hamilton street. from which he had been evicted two days ago because he had not worked and'refused to pay board. s -: The detectives have further learned that the man had a trunk and a sat chel . The latter has been located and establishes the additional information that he came from Pennsylvania, where he has a .brother. The trunk has not been found. , ' All effort to find the man whom the Victim called "father" has been fruit less today and the significance of,the tragedy grows deeper as -clue.. after clue is toeing traced down, forv.it is not known in any place why he left the TT M. C. Co., or. What is the sig nificance of the figures ; and letters kept so carefully in the book. . ' As .far as can bo learned at the last home of the victim he slept there last night .and arose early today with the. intention of g-etting his satch el or, dresssuit case at his previous residence. He shortly afterwards en tered the house with it, and after going" over some letters : contained therein as if to ascertain if they . had -been ! tampered' with, wrote 1 some memoranda in the' little7 pocket diary which those who saw it .supposed, to contain dreams. ; ,- The next seen of him was In the Smig-elsky .saloon where he staggered through the doorway and asked a bar tender to call a doctor and an ambu lance, saying that he had .been pois oned. The loungers here thousrht, him drunk and he- reeled across the street. to the other saloon. There he nearly swooned upon, the bar while be re peated his request for medical assist ance. :J- V Inquiry . at- the various places at which the poisoned man resided tends to show that he was believed an- ec centric character and ' was constantly prowling about the east side at night.. He worked for the IT. M. G Co. until three weeks ago, for a period of two weeksi It caxmot be ascertained- today whether he was discharged or left of his own free will. OFFICIAL NEWS OF THE WORLD WAR , Continued from. Page One "Along all ""of v the . front yesterday as far as Champagne - there were ar tillery exchanges. In : the northern region there . were several . aeroplane expeditions on, our part as well as on the part of the enemy. r The projec tiles dropped by the aeroplanes of the enemy ;within our lines did no dam age. ..' - i ".' . ,.'"'''-''; - ;"''." "In Champagne a German attaak again A our - position ' in the .forest to the north of Mesnil-Les-Hurlus, re cently occupied by'us,' was repulsed. 1 "In the Argonne, the fighting in the vicinity of the Maria Theresa earthworks has been' very violent. . Ac cording to the latest reports receiv ed here, German forces" amount to about one brigade.1 'We have main tained a.11 our positions. The losses of the enemy are considerable and ours are serious, t - "In the "Vosges there ' has been a thick fog and abundant snow. . It was during a very dark night that there occurred the infantry engage ment reported yesterday at La Fon tenelle, in the Ban-De-Sapt. The Germans had at least two battalions of troops present. After having ced ed some ground our; troops recap tured everything they gave up. This was during the day of Feb. 10 and it was accomplished, by a series of counter-attacks." '. . . " " .7 - ; . .1 RESTRAIN M'NEILS FROM SELLING STOCK AT AUCTION TODAY To restrain Archibald McNeil & Sons from selling $35,000 worth of stocks and bonds at public auction today, . Judge Webb of the superior court granted a temporary injunction yesterday after noon against the local coal dealers. The injunction was sought by Judge John S. - Pullman on behalf jof Frank H. Wigton, receiver for the Morris dale Coal Co. of .'Philadelphia. It is alleged that in 1913 and 1914 the McNeil company advanced money to the Morrisdale Co. to finance the sale of coal and received as security 994 shares of the Morrisdale Coal Co. and 110 bonds of the Morrisdale Land Co. Wigton alleges that the local com pany g-ot 12 notes aggregating $61,000 in value but agreed that the money would not be due for one year from Jly, 1914. Later the McNeils threat ened to- sell the - stocks and. bonds at auction today unless the debts were paid. Republican Leader Harold J. Hin man of the Assembly is working on a bill reorganizing the charities depart ment of New York state. PRIEST MURDER STILL IS FAR FROM SOLUTION (Continued from Page 1) ' black handers was the theory advanc ed by Rev. Joseph Shestokas, rector of the Church of Our Lady of Wllna, at No. 568 Broome-street. . Father Shestokas knew the iNew Britain priest well. - They 'both came to this ' country twenty-five years ago from Coveno, Russia, where they were educated and ordained. Father Zebris was the dean of the Lithua nian ministers In the United States. He was accustomed to travel through the country, visiting- the different par ishes. - ' ' .... 1 Eight weeks ago. Father Shestokas Bald - tonight. Father Zebris came to New York-, to visit the Parish , on Broome street. At that time he de nounced the Black Handers and the anarchists vigorously . and urged the Lithuanians to crusade against; them and to drive them from the creed. - "Father Zebris was troubled,'-said Father Shestokas tonight. . "r-t asked him what was the matter. . 'It's the old trouble,' he said . 'These scoun drels, are . trying to . get me.' ; He meant the men against whom he had been preaching so eloquently.' I would not be surprised If the men who committed the crime were, some of the anarchistic brood in ' New York." ' v - r - : ; ... .: . State's Attorney - Hugh M. Alcorn, of Hartford county, and Thomas F. Egan, chief of the state police had a conference, here today . In connection with the .'investigation of the mur der. j , ., Chief Egan has been , in the city since . yesterday t afternoon'. While state and local, police have been fol lowing' up various clues, it is not known If any of a definite nature, in dicating the identity, 'of the person or persons concerned . in the crimes has been obtained. ' ' ' : " ; During the morning the police had under question . at headquarters a ,15 year old boy They declined to give out his name or what information if any they secured from him. . The funeral ' of , Miss Gilmanaltis was held today from the, church and was largely attended. OBITUARY. DR. AMELIA MEYERS Dr. Amelia M. Meyers died yester day afternoon. at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jdhn G. Gerbich, of 718 Lafayette street. Dr. Meyers, who was .84 -years' and one month oa age, was a practicing physician in New York city for 50 years. ; . - . She retired from .her active and use ful work some years ago and has spent the past seven ! years at the home of her daughter in this city. Besides her relatives, numerous friends of her long practice mourn her decease, Dr. Meyers is survived by four daughters, of whom Mrs. Gerbich is the only one in this city, 16 grand children and seven great erandchll dren. Services were held at the home of her daughter at 5 o'clock this after noon " by the Rev. John McLauren Richardson.. - The body will be taken to Brooklyn, on the 18:11 train to morrow morning, where interment Will be made in Evergreen cemetery. The funeral of, 'Edward Peeso, whose death occurred at St. Vincent's hospi tal on Tuesday from pneumonia, was held from, the mortuary chapel of Henry E. Bishop at 1 o'clock this aft ernoon. Relatives and friends of the deceastd attended the services, which were read by Rev. E. C. Carpenter, pastor of the Stratford -M. E. church. interment, was in the Stratford Union cemetery. , . ' - noeij jasmin . - The funeral of Noel Jasmin was held this morning at 8:30 from the funeral, parlors of M. J. f Gannon, Broad street, and the body was taken to St. Anthony's church at 9 o'clock, where a solemn mass was offered by Rev. E. J. Plunkett. . The choir eong filled with friends of the deceased. His four sons, Adlor, Anelstlde W.. Homer A. and -Arthur Jasmin, were the hear ers. ' Burial was at St. Michael's' cem etery. , ' .-: ,'!- MRS. JOHN 6. BOETTGER ,'i, , Mrs. John G-: Bpettger, wife of John G. Boettger, died last night at her home, 116 Bassick avenue, at the age of 58 years. Mrs. 'Boettger was a na tive of Germany . where a sister and brother survive her. . She had been in poor health for soma time but death has come as a sad shock to ier mimer ous friends. Besides the (brother and sister in Germany, Mrs. Boettger Is survived by her husband, a eon, John G-. Jr., and a brother, August Rung, of Long Island. She was a member of Friendship lodge, No.. 13. I. O. O. F.,s Bertha lodge, NO. 69, D. O. H., the Sa cred Heart society and the Ladies' Al tar society of St. Joseph's R. C. church. She was a devoted member of St. Jo seph's Church. ."';:!--: v-T .-.-iV-ii'.." '..?, MRS. HANNAH J. WILLIAMS Death , came - last evening '; to Mrs.. Hannah J. Williams, widow of Lewis H. Williams at her home, 1161 Iran istan avenue. Mrs. Williams, who was in her 79th year, was well known in this city where she has lived for sev eral years. Sne was formerly a. resi dent of .New York. Mrs.' Williams was a prominent and active member of the First Baptist ' church and had a great number of friends who are sorrowing over her , loss. Besides her sister, Mrs. Mary Lewis, she leaves a nephew, William "V. Garner, and three neces, Mrs. H. Birdseye, and Mrs. J. H. Crossley of this city and Mrs. A. H. Lister of New Haven. , HARBOR NOTES. The McCaffery line tug Bulley was an early caller here today, -making an express trip from New York with the barge Vitric carrying a cargo of chemical for the chemical works In Black Rock. She was left In the harbor by the Bulley and was short ly afterwards taken to Black Rock by the Bridgeport tug Robert Mc Allister. The Bulley was followed down th Sound .y;4;beMcCssfery , iugr. Georged P. McCaffery which is pulling on a loaded tow, four or five of which are consigned to Bridgeport, .- . -. The tug McAllister landed the big barge Beaufort, from , Savannah, at the Miller dock yesterday where she is discharging lumber,. The arrival of numerous boats for distribution in and abont Bridgeport is an influx of business which con trasts very favorably with the ex treme dullness of the past few weeks. For days at ' a time there has been but little activity in the coal trans portation lines not only in this har bor, but all through the Sound, and while the present inrush of business leaves conditions still a long way from normal they are considerably improv ed and further betterment is looked for in the near future. -. - Farmer Want Ads. One Cent a Word. WESTPORT FIRE POLICE SETTLE THEIR DISPUTES Treasurer Helm's Report Brings Back the Lost - Harmony (Special to The Farmer) , : Westport, Feb. 11 -Harmony now reigns supreme among the members of the local fire . police. Yesterday each member, of the department was In receipt of i a letter containing the report of Treasurer Harry Helm and his assistant Harry Rubey. The re port is Itemized and shows how the money received from advertising In the dance ' program ' was expended. Treasurer. Helm'3 report follows: V Number of tickets printed, 2,500; value of tickets, $625; number of tickets given to companies, 1,068; tickets on sale by individuals, 278; complimentary tickets, 18; tickets on hand, 1,186. Money received from Jhe , sale of tickets, $18.50;' commission for selling tickets, $3: balance $15.50. "Expenses ofHelm. ' ry Carfare, .postage,- hat checks. chance books, 2 pads of paper, ad vertisement In Hour and envelopes- 7. 14. Balance $8.86. i Chance books are in charge of the following: Miss Burke, on an - um brella; George Peck, on a pipe; and Harry- Helm on an oil painting. Tic kets are in the hands of the follow ing1: Edna Middlebrook, Norwalk, 100; Thomas McSally, 25;, Mabel Keyser, Southport, 25; Agnes Mills, Southport, 25; George Peck, 25; Russell Chalfont 10; Harry Rubey. 9; H. Downs 8; W. Hunt 6; and ' Miss Nolan 6. . '' Report on Program v Received from Harry Rubey $65: paid to W. S. Jones for printing i.600 tickets, $47.90; paid to Norwalk Hour for printing 1,000 tickets, $3; paid to A. B. Jelliffe for ad on picture screen $1; paid to Marion Jennings for typewriting letters $2; . total $53.90. Balance in bank $1.10. Signed Harry Helm. ' Report of Harry Rubey Number of adds In program, 102: rated as follows: 93 ads at fl each; 1 at ?z; 1 at $2.50; 1 at $3. Total receipts, $112.50; $4 yet to be r col lected from advertisers. Money given to iiarry Helm, $55. . ' r Expenses of Rnbey. ; Cash for mailing tickets, $8.84. Ex penses in order to solicit ads and col lect for same, to help distribute the program, car fare and meals total $28.20. The following letter accom panied thie reports: - , Enclosed . please find a report of the receipts and expenditures and lia bilities and assets of the undersign ed, acting as a committee - to r raise funds by way of the first grand ball of the Westport Fire Police, to be held at National Hall, Monday evening." e have requested President Bou- ton to call a meeting of the depart ment this evening, the 11th Inst., at 8 o'clock, at the Vigilant "Company's house, to take action upon the enclos ed, report. I Yours very truly, i. HARRY HELM, HARRY RUBEY. There is at present in the Westport Bank $1.10 to the credit of the West port Fire Police .department. - How ever, the members hope to increase the. amount by holding their . first grand ball on Monday evening in the National Hall. Peace now reigns su preme and it is expected that the com ing dance will be a success." At the meeting of Temple Lodge, F. & A. M., to be. held in the Fable building' this evening, the Fellowcraft degree will be worked upon a number of candidates. , Other business per taining to the lodge will also be tran sacted. The Founder's Day exercises, to have been held In the Assembly hall of the Staples High school this week. have been abandoned. The children of the public schools 'will enjoy a holiday to-morrow, in honor of Abra ham Lincoln. . Miss : Marie Keith, who has been confined 'to the Norwalk hospital for the past few weeks after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, was ta ken to ner home,on King street, on Sunday, and is now able to have visi tors.'' . A number of local residents were m- Atten dance last' evening at the min strel show, given under the auspices of the Children of Mary of St. Thom as' R. C. church in Fairfield. Before "returning to his parish. Rev. Henry Blacklock. rector of Christ church, will join the Mountain club on their annual , .. snow-shoe, . tramp through the White Mountains. He will arrive in Westport about March 1st. .-; ' , (X-- Fairfield County News .,.'. r ' Burglars in Wilton.- . . Saturday night Ezra' Hunt, who is employed fit the house of Mrs. Laura V. Nixon in Wilton, and whose room is located on the first floor, was star tled to fiear a. noise in hi room. - He sprang from his ' bed and seizing an electric flashlight, turned It towards the window, and was surprised to -see a man half way through. Mr Hunt ,- flnahlisrht at the Intruder and struck him a. blow of sufficient force to cause the would-be burglar to relax his hold and drop back to the ground. The window had been opened with the aid of a Jimmy. About the. same time Mrs. Nixon heard a noise at the rear of the house and discov ered a man on the- rear porch.- The couple were frightened away. v Stolen "Autos Found. New York detectives visited Norwalk Monday and as a result of their visit returned to New York with an auto- mo4?e--wtrieh art-etrs-e---of-E3ast Norwalk had purchased, in good faith, The automobile-:, was among many stolen by a gang of New York crooks who have been disposing of the stolen machines throughout this and other sections. One of the machines wa found .to Danbury and the other in Bethel. ' The Danbury ; parties - who purchased the automobiles are said to have paid in the vicinity of $200 for the machines. When informed of the facts in the case and after the officers had identified the machines by the numbers, the last owners gave up the property and. will have to pockety their losses. Theifcnames were net disclosed by the officers.. , - An alarm of fire was run in at 10:20 this morning from box 247, where a fire in a kitchen at 411 Bostwick ave nue was extinguished before firemen reached the premises. ; Entrances' in Alain Street, Fairfield Avenue, and Oannos Stieei. Bridgeport, Conn. , Thursday, Feb. 1, 1915. ,rmmgf waists of soft Another pretty : crepe ; colors, is almost plain and with;graceful lowneck,-rr$2. mT -n 'ji i"i. - j A UU SLUS.B OJL, Willie artJ"LnpeUVVALl!. i&VfZllULtSl T itUU. JJilitJ and green and blacks ; The stripes are narrow; sometimes run in series; combine with style to give excellent effect. Waists ate mtar3of:effect etrto btdns'Hcli'fasteis with Wttenlppp3',;of' pure wliKfeck is either high or low as one wishes,-r-$3, . !Pretty; washable-; silk wafete he a low neck beneath whjch'is a vestee effect .with" fainty mannish touchand Simple little '.waists of white tub silk, are finely tucked. At the low neck, they are fmished with lustrous, latch-li ornament of wMte si braid, - ; Finest of the gathering: white and sand and putty shades; some with embroidered; - 1 1 1 1 1 -' " ' ',v,l,: "' ni n - j 1 ... '" ll ' . .3 .f ngures in goia ana m silver. ,-sxiii otners are, emoroiaereti in self color. They are of mapressiveguaUtyj- grace5?ul in every hne and decoration, beautiful,-$5 to $7.50, ,Vi . ' Lingerie waists are ready $2. V . ' So many styles and so story all to themselves. - Second floor. ' - 1 -, V - . Silk stockings :;if;:tH Silk stockings so fine and beautiful and close-knit that they can't be told from those we sell usually at $1.50; now ' - ''J ' $1.10 It is something out of the ordinary. - Every wcraaa who has seen them appreciates that.- .Each one has re co g nized the merit of the stockings, the truth of the eocnemy. Pure rich deep black, or delicate -tints" of liked colors. Fine weight,' fing finish, fitted for fine service. If maker's flame appeared on "them, every, woman would know it for that of it doesn't appear rbecanse stock out at reduced price. That's why today's price is ' . . Left aisle, rear. Try Barkers and know comfort of real linen collars. Good style v and long wear. Usually 2 for 25c. Now 60c 1-2 doz. Time limit on price. HOWLAND DRY GOODS "GO. Litchfield County News - -'Alligator Pears, - f. The only , verified attempt -to grow-' the genuine Florida . alligator pear plants in Connecticut, which hae-met with any. degree of success, has been made here by Mrs. Edith Brogden' ot Litchfield, who from, seed taken from some of the pears received from a friend. InJFlorida has developed trees several feet : high and steadily grow; ing. . . ' , Killed 5ray Fox. Sent . to the woodpile,. Tuesday, to bring in firewood, John Scanlln, of Wlnsted. 10, heard his dog, a mongrel. barking as it hastened through the 4 - e .... . -;; The -.Weather: Unsettled, tffl-fg, ; Friday fair, Mgner tempcratarel i - G One of the prettiest of tlid new repe de chine waists, has clusters of ' tiny tucks that seem to make it of two shadesi Its collar, is . the . unique nets? styles whichlmay be worn eith.4 et 1 in high " military style or turned down in :. front , and standhig'in'the hack. : : ; - l 'Tia soft, and handsome and very graceful. . White, and flesh tint, '.and new sandshadeyH-iivT dp ishine waist, in the ; sam yet Yery dainty.' - It is madq 3 I : j :ii. i j x.i,, l ' ' " r '" - - !;. pocket gives much- -charm, -$3, - , v ) 'f,' - 3.50. IvilTtK are the crepes d& chine in in notable array at $1 zz ' - . ' dainty that they deserve a 1 the one best inAmeri.cac' Bui he ;was clearing his surplus , -. - . ; $1.10 One dollar will send a Howland. machine home. ' Its total priceis easily paid in small amounts with no extra charges. wooded mountainside. Soon the dog appeared in eight chasing a gray fos which sought- refuge near' ;th wood pile. Young . Scanlln. araaed wits a stick of wood, made for the f o-i and dealt him a blow, 'on- rthe head and killed hiircThe fox & prviouslj been, the object of a chase by hunters and was wounded.'-'- -. : 'Twehty-ne miners employed iri tha mine -o th Piiciflo: 3oaat 3oal M'nea at South "Wellington --were drownt. - t-.? a rush of water. t !- Thomts- Tinker 'who -it ! harg-e shot . and " killed Constable Kichard Tart, was taken from the county JaS at Mayfield, Ky., and lynched.