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. TtairacSay, 3BWt- 18, is likely ito too luclnded ty historians the. war as a significant date in the present --
stnugjde. 6i Oint djity tiermnny planned to pnt into efleot her submarine and mine raids on British shipping,
with ooDseaent danger- to neutral -vessels. ' English torpedo boat destroyer s will be largely relied upon by Great
BriCadn to tlrtro tbe Gecmui sahmaaptnes off- On the other' hand, Germany-has her new long distance under--water
te. ilghtwra," which are expected hy her to prove disastrous to- English interests. Feb 18 really fixes the
beptnnfn.'j of the first submarine war. -" What willhappen? . -, ; 1 '' .-;.:'
"Waterfront deceives One of
Yeara In Election
. . After all the- G. O. P. talk about the :
.- uselessyiess of .the . office of " harbor
: master and of saving-the? city $1,000
per year -by reducing 1 the salary to
' $200 and placing the "office under the
direction of thte director of .... publlo
V works, the Bje publican Vmembers of
the Common Council .met in caucus
i yesterday afternoon and named-'Wii-''.
liam A. Tamo ad of 14S TTigfaland ave
: nus to 'the post Lamon d is comi
; nallr a. RepabBcan and was a "dark
' horse." Be was a last hour selection
. aa it had been planned to postpone
this election for- two -weeks.
Capt. John Jerrett of the; Ertdse-
; port Towing.Co.whoae business keeps
' him constantly in touch with all mat
r tors -pertatning, to the haxhor . had
; dean mentioned for the place and pe
i tttiona were circulated in his favor.
It was oefiered that the appointment
! lay between, htm and- Oa.pt- Charies L
.! Lewis,- a 'Well . known oyBtermao,
; brother of ( WUfiam A.' Lewis," the
chairman of the board of relief.' Suh
i day however, Aldermen Fred. V. De-
Laney got busy in .the interest of Tit
r-mond and how well hi3 efforts were
directed: -is evidenced : by Lemond's
. election last- night. . s
. .Oderman BeLaney lonmteu luni
w.'llo Alderman Harrigan nominafesd
3aicry Paddock, Democrat,- -i whose
! term has just ' expired.-. The . -vote
I was 16 for Lamond to 6 for Paddock,
L one Democrat evidently voting tor
Lunond. HiB salary will be $1,200
rper year.. ' ..'. .
.' Lamond isSZ yearold and lives in
I the Seventh district. He has been
iraifce or the sttooner Azalea and sai l
ed the llattie U for William 3. Burn
ham 1 alsc -boats for -the late Dr.
i denn xen fycK. -ne naa nanaiea a.
l namber. oc selling yachts aVcut the
i sound. ' v . , t
, , xdjb selection oi jar. utmond as
i harbormaster was one of the greatest
. surprises the waterfront has received
! in many years and was the 'topic of
. '. much discussion today. Many ezpres-
I atons of regret were heard because
i toe office did not go to some one of
rttbe several candidates who had spent
their lives in locaK waters.
Former Harbormaster Garry Pad-
. dock had an appointment with Mr,
I Lamond for 9 o'clock this, morning at
; which time h surrendered his offlcfe
and keys to his successor. Mr. Pad-
1 dock took his defeat philosophically
and congratulated the . newly elected
t official- It- was the game, he said,
and might as well be played ; as it
S should be. " '-
M "I was very glad to hear, Mr. Pad
' dock added, "that, the office of har
. bormaster had not, been abolished. I
' ihave seen what can be accomplished
, I by such ( an official and it is'my be
I lief that the time will often come
when Jhe harbormaster will have
plenty of opportunity to prove his
- usefulness." , 1
: TDtae ex-harbormaster stated that it
: was his intention to assist his succes
sor In every way possible and that he
1 would cheerfully put in several days
i explaining .the details and routine of
! the office- to Mr. Lamond. v '
Mr. Paddock retires with the well
i wishes of a Host of friends. During
: his three year term he has been call
' ed upon at all hours of the day and
' night and has never failed to lend a
helping hand when needed. 'He has
been- courteous and diplomatic to eea
" - farers with whom he has had deal
lings, and who j are - often; inclined-; to
resist, and this, policy in -preference
'to bulldozing tactics won him respect
1 and esteem.
JMiixS--:-f:se;-ii.M. , ' ' ' v-
St. Joseph's T. L: & B. :
Pre-Lenten Program
Pleases Large Assembly
- v
Although weather conditions 'last
night were none too- good,, over. 900.
were at the opening of "An Actors'
Banquet," the one-act musical comedy
at ESaglesL hall, under the auspices rot
the- St Joseph's T. B.'ahd ii: assoeia-
The affair , proved k the 'biggest hit
ever attempted by the association.
The stage effects were beautiful, the
scene ' of the . playlet being laid in a
cabaret with pretty girls and costly
costumes. Bill Toomey, composer of
"Sitting on the Beach "With a Peach,"
took the leading role as Mike Reilly,
an , Irish -comedian. Tteilly "was in
clined to' "butt in" on the happy cou
ples sitting at the table?. He brought
down many a laugh with his funny
monologoa and, witty sayings. Duncan
Ijrn, .takmg --the, part of a colored
waiter, made a' big hit with his imita
tion of " Just, how to serve . the . guests
without spilling the fish and soup all
over the table cloth.
The biggest hit of the evening was
made toy the Misses Evelyn. Shea and
Maria Smith in their rendition of "I
TTCant To Linger" and "At The Mis
sissippi GEnbaret.' William May suc
cessfully rendered George Cohan's hit.
Life's a Funny Proposition After
AIL" The Park City quartet was
heard- in songs. Martin Sheehan and
Miss Madeline Scalliri gave a neat
song and dance. Miss Scallin also sang
"Mother Macree." Jack Hughes sang
'himself Into- the hearts of the audi
ence when he rendered, "Come, Foi
If June."
Others, who "took part in the x enter
tainment were: John Miles. Susan
Hallam, ' George Pierson, Herman
Schelinsky. 'i Lorine Barrett, ;. . Dunn
Brothers, the latter in buck and wing
dancing, and Miss Catherine Conley.
The performance will be repeated this
evening. Dancing will follow by Ma
loneys orchestra.
Christopher J. 'Lake, representing
the Lake Aero Co, Inc., has opened of
fices for the company, in Connecticut
Bank building. ' The company will
manufacture and sell the Lake Even
Keel Trio-Plane, a heavier than air
flier, which Mr. Lake has invented.and
which, he says, will always maintain
an even keel in flight, and will not up
set. -
Authority to expend the $500 ibe-
qu3t left -by;- Judge of - Profeate Ed
ward F. Hallen, was last night grant
ed to the 'board of education by the
common council, . as .' soon ' as the
money is turned over Jby the' executor
of Judge H alien's will. Judge Hal
len for 17 years was secretary and
member of the school board and un
til his death he was deeply interested
in all matters pertaining to free
schools. In his will he made pro
vision that $500 be set aside to be
used in any way the iboard of edu
cation saw fit, as a memorial to him
self. A new edition has Just been . issued
of the United States .Coast Pilot, Point
Judith to New Tork," for which there
has been much demand since it went
out of print several months ago. This
sixth edition contains many new points
for those interested ' and may be ob
tained now at the custom house.
jThe degree team of the Seaside
colincil. Royal Arcanum, will go to
Milford-on Thursday night to work
the Dorchester ritual on several can
didates. An auto truck company of Lima,
Ohio, received an order for . 2,000
trucks - of 'the 'three and ' four-ton va
riety. The majority will go to the
Russian' government.
Will you kindly answer in your col
umns whether1'- King, George of Eng
land has the right te dissolve the Eng
lish parliament? v .
Yes, tbe English king bas the right
to dissolve his parliament. Charles X.
did so-with the aid of bis soldiers, but
Charles I. paid a penalty. Even in
Victoria's reign a dissolution was sev
eral times -threatened, bat ever car
ried oat. Democratic sentiment is so
strong tr England today that the king
would not dare dissolve' parliament
without the will. of the people; but, in
fact, whenever parliament's session, is
over It is the king who. formally dis
solves it, with his own consent. : s
- What was the data of the, partition of
s Poland bas thrice been partitioned'
in ths history of European war. The
first partition was by. treaty signed
Aug. 6. 1772; Russia - took Lithuania.
Prussia took Pomeranta and the dis
trict of the Vistula, except Danzig and
Thorn; Austria took Galicia and Lo
domeria. The second partition, in Jan
nary, 1793. was effected by Russia and
Prussia. Rossia annexed 85,000 sqaare
miles and a population of' 4,000,000;
Prussia seized Danzig and Thorn,
with the control of the Vistula. A
treaty . signed Nov.. 25. 1705, . divided
Poland among Russia. Anstria and
Germany 'as it existed up to the begin
ning of the present war. Russia in
1832 declared its share of Poland as
an integral part of the Russian empire
and in 1867 completed the establish
ment of the ' Imperial system ot gov
ernment. , x' . . -
Did the Mexican people stand by the
leaders who made war upon the empire
of Maximilian? v
"rNot at the start, la 1864, when the
empire was new. General Jaarez, Con-,
stltotional president of Mexico, was
being deserted by the officiate ot bis
party and had only 2,000 soldiers un
der bis immediate command. Three
years later Jaarez crushed the empire
and executed Maximilian.
Pleaae name the d?fforent great bells
in the world and where located.
The largest bell in the world is the
great bell of nloscovr, Russia, cast in
1-653. It weighs 198 tons. It was un
fortunate) y cracked in the casting and
.was never hung. It stands on a pedes
tal within the Kremlin. Another Mos
cow bell, said to be the largest in nse
and given to the cathedral by the czar.
Boris Godunoff, weighs 128 tons. Oth
fcr large bells are at Mlngoen, Burma,
80 tons; great bell at Peking. 5S
tons; at Novgorod. 31 tons; at Cologne,
26 tons; at Nanking, China, 22 tons;
famous Mahajauda bell at Rangoon.
22 tons; at Olmuts. 18 tons; at Vienria.
17 tons; Great Paul (St Paul's, Lon
don), 17 tons; Big Ben (Westminster
abbey. London), 15 tons; bell at Er
furt. 13 tons; at Paris, 12 tons, and
Grear Peter (York Minster), 10 tons.
What is the meaning and origin of
tne wora -welcher" in stock transac
It Is a Wall street slang for a debtor
who takes advantage of the law to
evade the payment of a debt ' which,
though not enforceable In a legal way,
is an honorable obligation. The word
is also an English racing term descrip
tive , of a matt who falls to pay bis
Moran Seeks to Get Infor
mation First About Rail
road Abutments -
"It won't do any harm if wo have
this matter put over " for. two weeks
until we see if we -can't have the
railroad pier . at Housatonic . avenue
removed." said Alderman v William
Moran at the meeting' of the cO'mmon
council last 'night. He asked "delay
on the adoption of the report , of the
streets and ",sidewalks , committee , for
the widening of Congress, street from
Housatonic ; avenue, to ' Main street.
"I merely, wish to protect the city
In this matter," said the - alderman,
"and if the property owners there will
leave out their seltish reasons for a
time we can , accomplish , this.' "
Alderman Primrose thought . it a
good time to take, some action toward
the removal ot the railroad stone pier
there so ' as- to make '. the street a
straight line. V , V N
"It's a good point," declared Al
derman Moran, "and.. .now is the time
to settle it.".
Alderman Casey favored' the' two
weeks' delay saying that he did not
think - the damages woujd he any
greater two weeks la,ter' than they
will 'be now.' . :
' The ., report of the oommittee . was
adopted, however, by a vote-of 17 to 5
and the widening can now, be com
menced at any time. , '
Sends Back Checks He Can't
Cash, But Keeps $25 of
; Employees Money
(Specials to The Farmer.) - .,
Westport, Feb. " 16. Winthrop Mer
rill, known as the "Old Timer," and
v -
store boy in Osborn's pool and news
room, skipped town'yesterd with his
boss's bank book and tweniy-five. dol
lars whicU had been given him to de
posit, in the Westport bank, 0sborn
made a trip to Bridgeport in search of,
Merrill, last night, but was . unable to
locate him. - Constable Sturges has
charge of the case and will arrest the
"Old Timer" as soon as he puts a foot
In Westport. - The. "Old Timer" re
turned hy last night's mail two checks
which were payable to Osborn and
which had beenj accidentally left in the
bank book, s ,
The first annual, ball given by the
Westport fire police last night in Na
tional hall was a decided success,
about .200 - being ' present., , .Treasurer
Drrow reports a profit: of about $70
made on the affair.. The proceeds will
be used in purchasing new furniture
for headquarters. - .
Austin Wakeman,' M. ,11. Cooley, B.
C. Smith, R. W. Post and Robert R.
Mills, members of the bridge commit
tee, left', this morning for Hartford
where they will present the plans and
other data in reference to the proposed
new bridge, to the legislative commit
tee on roads, bridges and rivers. The
hearing will be held this afternoon.
Aspetuck lodge, Knights of Pythias,
and the Order of the Eastern Staiiwill
hold their ' regular meetings ' in - Fable
building this evening. Important bus
iness will-he transacted at the three
meetings. An initiation will take place
at the meeting of 'the Order t of the
Eastern Star.
The following -letters are awaiting
claimants at the local post office: Dan
iel Rrotherton, Mrs. Jessie Gillespie,
James Mornings, Route 11, Mr. . and
Mrs. eorge Parmly, :Jr., James .Rob
erts and Rev. .Commodore R. WatkinsV
If not claimed within' two weeks', time
they wlll'be forwarded to the dead let
ter office In Washington.. -y- - -
Plans are beirtg made by the mem
bers of the Welfare. League for a ban
quet to be held o-n the 23rd. Invita
tions will be sent -to-the FairneJAi
Southport and Weston bodies and an
interesting program is being arranged.'
The members of the Westport Gun
club are preparing for a prize "shoot
to be held on Washington's hjrthday
The shoot will "start at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon. The' clubs : in Ridge5
field' and Norwalk have been insrited
to attend. . The team representing
Norwalk was , sadly defeated in the
shoot held on Thanksgiving day but
are confident of a win this time.
Judge uacon waxeman, or jj air
field, who was in charge of the hear
ing of the appointment of a conserva
tor over Capt. Charles - H. Jennings
finds that-Mr. Jennings is incompetent
and incapable of managing his finan
cial affairs to the best of his interest.
The application for a conservator was
brought by Mr. Jennings'- daughter,
Vada Dayton, of Brooklyn, N. T., af
ter her father' had deeded all his
property, amounting to about $50,000,
to his son, George S, Jennings, who at
one time was. a selectman of this town.
Judge Wakeman's finding is as fol-
lows: - '
Probate Court, Feb 15,tl915.
State of . Connecticut, ." District of
Westport. , ,' .
In re-application for appointment
of a conservator jof Charles H. Jen
nings: ;.' - v C:
"In the above entitled matter this
court having fully heard all the partT
ies in interest after due consideration
of the evidence offered, is of the opin
ion and finds that Charles H. Jen
nings by reason of physical and' men
tal conditions due to the infirmities
of old age and other causes, is unable
to exercise . that judgment and show
that comprehension of conditions as
are necessary and requisite in one, to
manage and conduct business matters
for his best interests and is therefore
incapable to so manage and construct
his affairs I therefore find that said
Charles H. Jennings is incompetent.
' , Acting Judge.
With this decision rendered a con
servator will be appointed in the near
future. -
Memorial services for the dead of
the battleship Maine were held in Ar
lington National cemetery, Washing
ton. The California, Railroad Commis
sion made, permanent' its. temporary
order, issued a year ago, reducing ex
press partes.
O give an adequate word pictur
of the mighty Panama-Pacific
International Exposition is al
most Impossible particularly
when one comes to a consider
ation of the color scheme and the in-
iirect lighting system by which neither
arc nor incandescent is present to af
front the eye.
Looking down on the hundreds of
: acres of gleaming domes - and lofty
spires, mammoth arches and extend
ed colonnades, lawns and flowers, noble
palms and forestation, with the kalei
doscope of colors blending over all, the
vision is one to recall some dream city.
Looking down on this same vl3ion by
' night, with the subdued effulgence of
millions . of concealed lights investing
the whole' with an incomparable radi
ance, one !in very truth seems to view
the realization of a glorious dream.
Two" miles and arhalf in length, and ,a
half . a mile in. width, this spread of
beauty curves iii a demilune in a shel
tered hollow along the shores of San
Francisco bay. The heights of San
Francisco are bade of it, the bay be
fore, and across the bay the Marin
hills, with Mount Tamalpais,' the majestic-rising
in grandeur.-'.
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This $50,000,000 Exposition is built to
a general ground plan, the plot being
laid out by . Edward F. Bennett,1 the
noted cjity planner'of New York. From
the ' main group of eight exhibit pal -aces,
covering eighty-five acres, to the
remotest picture postcard booth on the
amusement zone each of. the 250 struc
tures of the -Exposition has a relation
to each other and to the boulevards in
the general plan. "' ,-: ' - .v : '
' The grand radiating; center of the
grounds is thfe Court of the Universe,
900 ' feet one way and 500 feet the.
other, located in the center of the unit
formed by eight of the eleven main
exhibit palaces. Entrance to this court
is by the tower gate, the great arch
beneath the Tower of Jewels, the high
est -tower on the grounds, rising 435
feet in scintillating grandeur.
The Tower of Jewels is directly op
posite the Scott street or main en
trance gates to the Exposition, ', the
'South Gardens, 600 feet across, ex
tending from the entry gates ,to thd
tower and along the frontages of the
four palaces of the main group.
- Dominating the east side of the, gar
dens to 'the great - Festival Hall, sug
gested by the Theatre dee Beaux Arts
type of French architecture. In this
hall Is the greatest pipe orga in the
world. ' Here will be held the musical,
literary and dramatic features, and the
congresses of the world 400 in all will
meet at the Exposition will hold their
' sessions. Particular attention has been
paid to the acoustic properties so that
leach person in the 3,000 seats of the
auditorium -is assured ' of hearing dis
tinctly everything from the stage.
'' Nine hundred feet across the South
Gardens, on the west end, is the
'mighty Palace of Horticulture, its
great dome of glass, 152 feet in diame
ter being a reproduction of the dome
,on the mosque of Ahmed I. at Con
stantinople. Here will be - assembled
what experts have declared to be the
most complete exhibit of horticultural
products ever gathered under one roof
in the world. ,
L ry i
of World on Display at San Francisco's
Mighty Universal Fair. "
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dent C. C. Moore, Panama-Pacific
International Exposition.
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The Palace of Horticulture cost
The four exhibit palaces fronting the
South Gardens are, in the order they
appear as one faces them from the
gardens, the Palace of Varied Indus
tries ,tp the extreme right, next' the
Jewels, ! Palace of Liberal Arts and
Palace of Education. The four palaces
that complete this group face San
Frederick J. V. Skiff, Director In Chief
Panama-Pacific Exposition. ,
Francisco bay. They are the Palaces
of Mines and -Metallurgy, Transporta
tion, Food Products and Agriculture.
These eight structures are bounded
by four great boulevards, the Avenue
of Palms on the south, the Avenue of
Progress on the east, the Esplanade on
the bay shore -and the Avenue of Ad
ministration on the west.
Facing this group from the east,
across the Avenue of Progress, is the
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ne w armer
Palace of Machinery, the largest frame
building under one roof in the world,
937 feet long by 867 feet In width and
costing $659,665. Here will be assem
bled everything !n the world of mat
chinery. A better idea of the dimen
sions ' of ' the behemoth of buildings
than figures convey mas' be gained
when the fact is recited that Lincoln
Beachey made-an exhibition flight with
his aeroplane inside the building. - '
our carloads of nails were uued in
its construction and 1,500 tons of nuts,
bolts and washers. '
Facing the main group of palaces
from the west and across the Avenue
of ' Administration and the Fine Arts
Lagoon . Is the Palace of Fine Arts,
curving around the lagoon one-fifth of
a mile in length. This building is of
steel and concrete, thoroughly fire
proofed in order to protect the master
pieces of the world's art which will be
on exhibition. The lagoon, is one of
the beautiful . features of the outdoor
decoration . scheme. Thousands of
birds, both wild ' fowl 'and tame, are
already making it their home.
The Palace of Fine Arts cost $580,000.
' The Fine Arts Palace, Machinery
Palace and tb Horticultural Palace
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comprise, with 1 the eight other exhibit
palaces ' and. Festival Hall, the main,,
architectural grouping of the central
area of the Exposition grounds.
The dimensions of the buildings are: -Palace
"of Varied Industries, 414 feet
by 541 feet long, floor area 219.000
square feet, height 67 fee t,i cost $312,
691. -
Palace of Education, -394 feet by 526'
feet, 205,100 square feet in floor area.
cost $425,610. , .
Palace of Mines and Metallurgy, 4ol
by 579 feet, floor area 252,000 square
feet, cost $359,445.
Palace of Transportation, 579 by 614
feet, 814,000 square feet floor area, i
cost $425,610. i
Palace of Food Products. 424 by 5(9
feet, 328,290 square feet, of floor area.
cost $342,550. t
Palace of Manufactures, 475 by hoi
feet, 234,000 square feet in area, cost
Palace of Liberal Arts, 475 by 5So ,
feet, 251,000 "square feet of floor area, j
cost $344,180. ' ;
Palace of Agriculture, 579 by - 649 ;
feet, 328.6S3 square feet of floor area.
cost $425,610.
Within these eleven exhibit palaces ,
are the displays of 60,000 exhibitors.
Hera will be presented the knowledge
of the world today in practically every
line ox numan enueavor.
The exhibit " palaces comprise the ;
mfn or central group of buildings.
The west group Is composed of the pa
vilions or tne roreign nauom, i m -
aavtjq Yia lf-tTA ei-rtrrfcr Ruction. The
east, group Is the amusement zone, ;
where 100 concessionaires selected ouc
of .7,000 applicants are located.
The Exposition is in every'sense con
temDoraneous. No exhibit will be con
sidered for an award by the Interna-
tional Jury of Award that has not been!
produced since the St. Louis exposi-i
tion. It therefore is an epitome of thej
progress of the world during the last!
decade a decade which accomplished!
more for material advancement than!
did all the decades of the century.

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