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THE FARMER. FEBRUARY 19, 1915 .
FILMS AND DANCES
BROKE UP HOME, IS
HUSBAND'S STORY
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90-102 GOLDEN HILL STREET i
;!arge Three
Xayer Cakes
Jelly Filling
15c
Each
From Train
9
S'ATItUFI A V wil have a few of our new departments in operation. And
HI Uiiifril wui be able to take care of our trade without any inconveni
ence. We will have as usual some exceptional big bargains for the; thrifty house
wife. This stdre will close at noon Monday. '
a WE SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE.
4 TO ST. M.
BEEF
Prime Rib Roasts
ISc1
Fresh Pork Loins ? . Ib 120
Fresh Pork Shoulders, t, . . .-, . Ib 12c
Lean Pot Roasts . i . ...... lb 12C
Prime Rib Roasts Baef. u, . i V lb 18c
Fresh Sliced Liver . . . .-. . '. . v- . lb 8c
' Fancy Roasting Chickens..:.' lb 20c
Fresh Plate Beef : ... . lb 9c
Short Legs Lamb . . . . . . . . .. lb 14-C
Rib and Loin Lamb Chops . . . . VR 1 4 C
r Plate Corned Beef ...... . . lb lOc
1-4
-APPLES
- Best Baldwin
Stock V :
Gcqt30cpk
Best White : Good Mild;v:.;.- v l "7 I Best Pure v ?Rf
f Compound. ... . . Mb Cheese . . . . , . ,1b 1 f 5 rLARD. . . . . 21bs.
,York State -E Pimento Cheese Ib 23 C Best Elgin
i . I Foil line of all Jtinds of Fancy riUowa-T ' Tt w&l
Cheese, Ib Imported and lomestlc Crier-se. creamery .... ID ;
1 ' I 111 . . . 1 . . ." . .
Fresh Made CI ' Florida Rich, Old Assorted Qf
Buns. is Dos. JC Celery. . bch -9v Cheese.. Ib Cup Cakes dz.
coffee & Hot House 4 Y)m Eng. Dairy M'k Assorted 1 Of
cakes eaO . I U Lettuce hd ,u G Cheese . . Ib y PIES each .
Best Maine
1Sc
Potatoes" . . . . pk.
Fancy Florida
250
Oranges... . . Doz.
New Bermuda'
OinONS... .... Ib
RASPBERRIES AND
BLACKBERRIES ., . . .18c
Whipped Cream Off
PUFFS . . Doz. y w V,
Fresh Jelly Xf ,
Doughnuts ; Doz.
M t . ... - , mum K - - niii ii grt t - mi niftiiir - -f -"--"("'" -;vMirrM-i uniiii l .., r mmm mimr at iMnifi f.l ilinj
FIRE RAGES
OVER ROOM
" WHERElFIVi
ARE LOCKED
' C6ntinue8 From Hrst Page.)
then borne to 'his" ears and, dropping
out of his" bunk, he "tailed to theoth
ersl ' " '- j'; - r' "
Wake ,up, . boys! . For God's sake,
wake npf The building's en fire." t
Tote Was one of the first awake and
nipi.f himself 'with aUJhis strength
against the ,, barred door of the cell
room. : rThe loclc, 6n the iron gate held
.fast resisting all his efforts to budge
it. The place'? was in absolute dark
'ness no light being allowed the men
in the "cooler" and while Tote sought
'to push in the dpor jtheNOthers groped
aboyt.for t means of escape. . 3el;1y
at last "happened on the piece of iron
pipe standing in . one corner " of the
" cell room. Tote, who is over six feet
' in'height and a giant in strength, im.
anediately seized oii the' .pipe and
climbing on the bunks in the cell room
began an assault on the .ceiling above.
fThe roof of. the cell room was un
sheathed and Tote soon had an open
ing. made but as he pushed his bat
tering ram through, a rain of sparks
and pieces of burning wood fell about
his head and shoulders and into the
celt" -' '--W - ' -Littered
about the cell room were
told newspapers and other, wrappings
j that, the five men as well as previous
occupants of the room had used for
.rwoi-incrH. ' The dropping sparks set
; lire to these papers? -and the others
were ousy Keupog nia . 1. uuo.t
while Tote with his pipe worked over
. head.' When he had -made a hole in
the floor the other tried to push him
through- but the hole was ' not large
enough. Tote's head and ; shpulders
' and his hands and arms were severely
burned as he tried to climb out. At
last he had to give up and drop back.
"Then," said Stanton,? we lost heart
i, for a-minute. Brisket was the small
est of us and I told Tote, the big fel
low, to- boost him through the hole.
He pushed Brisket up in no time and
Brisket began, trying to pull up the
boards to makefile hole larger but he
V couldn't. Then' he. ran to the win
dows and began xo can neip- ana
'fire.' He couldn't get out of the build
ing. Then. w pushed Smith up and
.io.s he- was stronger than Brisket he
: pulled up some boards until the hole
was big enough for Tote to get
- through; Tote pulled' me and Kelly
' ' out then.? The room we got into was
all on fire and the plaster kept drop
ping off the ceiling and letting sparks
- down all over us.. There wasn't any
time to get our. clothes. " Tote was go
ing back-after the pipe he left In the
cell so that he could,break the door
down, when some "men broke in and
let us out. ' I was baref o"oted and did
net have any coat or. overcoat until
m. man from the rubber works told the
electmen to gat some things for me.
-102 GOLDEN HILL STREET
- v
9 TO 10 A. M. v
Porterhouse, Sirloin, Round
, 25c Value.
STEAK- vlblSc
Lean Smoked Shoulders . . i .' . lb 11c
Swift's Fancy Fowls. .... . . . rib X7c
Prime Chuck Roasts ......... Ib 14-C
Native Veal Roasts .... ... . ; lb 1 6 C
Rump Roast Beef . . ... . . .... lb 14-C
Rump Corned Beef . . . . . '. ;; Ib ,14c
Fresh Ground Hamburg, . , 2 lbs. 2S C
Forequarters Lamb . Ib lOc
Fresh Pig's Kidneys . . . ..... lb Be
Solid Meat Stew Beef . ..... Ib 15c
BUTTER
'Best Headowbraok
34 c Pound
3 ?s $1.00
GRAPEFRUIT
Special ' s
SALE .
9 FOR-25c;
We will Jnt on sale lOO boxes
ot Jjtage Sweet Juicy Navel
Oranges for Saturday at 2 dozen
for thirty-three cents, These, are
our regular 25c doen Oranges.
DOZEN
33 0
Can
1 H I PEAS, CORN
" aW I TOMATOES.
MONOGRAM
Whiskey full qt.
Duffy's Malt 7Q
Whiskey. . ; Rot. s.
I haven't any stockings now." . . ,
Stanton claims he lost his right arm
and part of his right side through
necrosis. He wears a big silver plate
oh his right side where his arm is
gone. He says his home is at 61
Spruce street. New Bedford, and that
he has been tramping about, the coun
try looking -for work. '""'''I '-',
He said he had ,only $2 left and
decided that he could, not afford to
spend anything more for lodging until
h got work. 1 . ' y. ,
To'te claims, to have been tramping
through the country looking for work
as farm hand. Smith said he has
been out' of work three months -but
was . walking ' to ': New Haven where
he expected to get a job. He said
he had 75 cents in his trousers' pocket
which he lost.' He claims to have
been with Admiral Schley when he
sank 'the Spanish fleet off Santiago.
He said he .lost his honorable dis
charge from ' the navy with his ' coat
which; was burned. Kelly , was walkr.
ing from the 'opposite direction.- He
reaqhed , iliiford- lajst night after
walking- inv from Waliingf ord. ,':V ,"
All ' the; inenf were given" makeshift
clothing and this morning the select-
zrren. decided to give them small sums
of money in consideration that they
release the town of all liability. The
men all -signed gladly and took the
money. They.would not say how much
the selectmen gave them. Dr, C JC
Tote had several days" growth of san
dy beard on his face and heavy sandy
hair, much pf which was singed off.
How the Are started has not - yet
beeri determined. The building . was
burned to the ground. Only a portionyj
of the left wing was left standing-but
this part also is a ruin. The firemen
directed their Streams on this section
of - the building "because it contained
the vaults with priceless papers, the
records of the town for 275 years. This
Is a comparatively modern vault and
because the firemen constantly"-, kept
water playing on it, it is believed that
it did not become heated enough, to
damage the papers. 1 . ; -.
The old vault in the east wing of the
building is still standing and the fire
men threw as much water as possible
on thatr The safes in the town clerk's
andtax collector's offices fell into - the
cellar. . . ,
Walter Ei. Marsh, an expert on safes
who has been in business in Bridge-'
port for 22 years, was on the scene
early this morning. He is of the opin-i
ion that the .contents of the vaults and
the safes were not seriously damaged
by the fire. He recommended ' that
the selectmen not attempt to open the
vaults until Monday morning. He
fears damage from combustion if the
vaults are opened before they have
thoroughly cooled. -
The loss to the- building outside of
possible Joss of records, and the fur
nishings of the building, is placed at
$50,000. There is $16,000 insurance
on the structure. With the exception
of the ruined west side which will
have to be torn down, the once stately
white structure, for years one of the
show places of the old town, is now a
heap of blackened ashes. , - '
Members of George Van Horn post,
G. A. R., and the Sons of Veterans
had , a social in the' town assembly
Khali In the bujlding last night. Ev
erything appeared all right when
Janitor Fox locked " up the ' hall at
11:30. Half an .hour later members
of Seaside Gouneil,. Royal Arcanum
who were paying a fraternal visit to
Volunteer council of Milford left the
8 TO 10 A.M.
SHOULDERS
Fresh Pork
4
EGGS ,
Strictly i'resh
Gathered
30eDoz-
S lbs. Granulated Sugar.
2 Boxes Matches .......
1 Box- Seedless Raisins '. ;
t Can Tomatoes 'i ,. . . .
X Can Tomato Sonp, i . .
1 Bottle Catsup . ;
. : 15c
.'lOc
, . . lOc
. . 12o
8c
; . . io
. -
9 O C VALUE For S c
AND
; . .N . .
25c
3 Cans
Mohican Pure
Catsup 16 oz. bot;
Mohican Special w
COFFEE l ib Can
1
hall across Riyer street and went to
the railroad station. ' There was no
sign of . fire then. Hardly had . the
Bndg-eporters reached the , station
when they discovered the fire. Wil
liamson, Bent and Hart ran back and
released the men then after rousing
the neighborho'odv ran to the station
again and caught the train for Bridge
port. - - ' . . ;
It took a long time for the. citizens
of Milford to awake to the fact that
their most prized building was- burn
ing down. Mrs. F: A. Sumner of 21
River- street first 1 telephoned the
alarm to the firemen. Arctic Hose
company of Milford- came arid found
a hydrant near the town hall frozen.
Fort Trumbull beach company was
called and the Auto Chemical 1 Co.
from Stratford and steamer company
No; 2 from Crescent avenue i and
Chemical No. 1 from fire headquar
ters in Bridgeport. ...
The assisting firemen . found how
ever that the flames had spread up
through the arch in the center of the
building leading to the. cupola and
there mushroomed, out ' into - other""
parts of the structure- The dry as
tinder timbers of the-, old -building
proved easy food f er the flames. The
town ball was built-in 1-840. In one
of the vaults is the old silver service
which - has been1 used for two cen
turies in the old Plymouth church. It
is not believed,, the, - silver was dam
aged. -' ' :
.150,000 RUSSIANS
OUT OF FIGHTING,"
IS GERMAN CLAIM
-Berlin, Feb. 19 By wireless to
Sayville, N. Y. Further reports con
cerning " the German, victory of ; the
Mazurian Lakes in East Prussia make
it apparent that the Russian defeat
was a' severe one., - German : military
officers in -Berlin ' doubt whether
much" remains -of about five Russian
army corps which were, engagea in
the recent battle.
While the Russians may have saved
Some of their artillery thought quick
retreat, it seems certain, army - men
say, that Russian troops tothe'num
ber of at least 150,000 are nd longer
to be reckoned" with by the German
armies. ...
, The clearing of the Austrian crown
land of Bukowina of the invaders also
is taken by German officials to mean
a Russian defeat on . the other ex
treme wing of the operations in the
east. ., 1 ,
EDWARD B. LEAVENWORTH
Death came suddenly last night to
Edward B. Leavenworth, at his home,
1151 Hancock avenue as the result of
an attack of apoplexy. The arabu
lance corps was called but the strick
en man had succumbed several min
utes before it reached him. Medical
Examiner S. M. Garlick was. notified
of his death. Mr. Leavenworth, who
was a teamster by trade, was well
known throughout the city. . t
The mystery surrounding the 'disap
pearance of- the school'' supplies from
Long-fellow school was olved todaj
-when -Special Officer Connors found, 15-year-old
John Murphy, of 911 - Maple-
wood avenue, helping- himself." i
Fairfield Madman Escapes
Keeper On Way From Nor
wich State Hospital
Norwich, Conn., Feb. 19. William
Petroski, of Falrfleld,' Jumped frotn a'
moving xpress train near Westbrook
thia morning while being- taken from
the -state hospital for the insane at
Norwich to Bridgeport and escaped.
Petroski has not been seen since, al-,
i though evidences have been found
near the place where the man escaped
which would indicate that, he , may
have reecived fatal " injuries.
Petrosal, was admitted as a patient
to the Norwich hospital, Dec. 31, 1914.
on an order by the Judge of probate of
Fairfield because Jie hd threatened
to kill his. family and himself. A lu
ancy adjudged him insane and danger,
ous. ... , V
Dr. iPollock, superintendent . of the
institution stated to the Associated
Press over the telephone this after
! noon , that jPetroski had caused no
trouble whatever while he was a pati
ent in the hospital. . Two weeks ago
Petroski's, attorneys seeurad a habeas
corpus "writ and he'was instructed "to
produce Petroski in the superior court
for Fairfield County. . ' .'
Petroski - was taken to Bridgeport
two weeks ago and presented before
the superior court which heard argu
ments to have Petroski set at liberty.
Dr. Pollock gave his opinion that
while the : man had shown no symp
toms of insanity during his confine
ment at the hospital he ought not be
discharged.. s
The court continued the case for
two weeks and Petroski was to have
been presented before the court again,'
today. ,
The train was between two i and
three" miles from . Westbrook when
Petroski asked . leave 'V to go td the
toilet. While he did so the officer in
charge stood outside' the door. When
Petroski did not come out' the officer
suspected that something was wrong
and on investigation showed the win?
uow oi inSiiouei was open ann re
troski . was nowhere to be seen. It
became evident that ' Petroski had
had made his escape out of the win
dow whilte , the train was going 3 5
miles atf hour. The alarm was given
and when the train reached Clinton
members of the section were dis
patched to look, f o Petroski or his
body. About" a mile east 'of West
brook station the railroad men came
upon rf ootmarks, blood and a cap
"which it is supposed . belonged to Pe
troski, but neither ' the man , nor his
body could be found.
Petroski was about 35 years of age
.and came here from Poland about iS
years ago. ,
OBITUARY
HRS. PHOEBE JT. NEAR.
Mrs. Phoebe J. Near died yester
day at; the . home -ofj her daughter,
Mrs. George Hall, 297, Beach street
Mrs. Near, -who, was 74 years of age,
Came to Bridgeport 19 years -ago from
Haverstraw, N. Y:, where she spent
the greater- part of her life. She
had lived with her daughter since
coming to " this city. . Besides Mrs.
Hail, , two . sons, Charles and Louis,
six " grandchildren and two great
grandchildren survive -her.
' -PRANK GELSONl
Frank J. GilsorK an old resident of
the North. End, died suddenly yester
day at the home of "his daughter, at
125 Marion street, where he had
been living, of late.. He is survived
by his -widow, three sons and three
daughters. . ' ,.
' EIWAR1) BENJAMIN.
The funeral of . Edward Benjamin
was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon
from his late residence, - 40 Savoy
street and;". was largely attended by
relatives . and friends -ot the aged
man who had spent the 84 years of
his life in this section. The burial
was in the family plot in Union Cem
etery, -Stratford.
JAMES CALDWELL.
The funeral of James Caldwell, the
little son -of -Mr. and Mrs. James
Caldwell, was t held from the home
pf -his parents! 320 Bunnell street at
2 o'clock this afternoon, ? Many
friends of the lad attended and- there
were - a number1 of beautiful flowers.
Burial - was In St Michael's , ceme
tery. ' . : v.
The fortification appropriation bill,
carrying a total of $6,060,216, was re
ported to the House. .
This entire Bankrupt Stock of Fine Clothing, Overcoats, Fur Coats, Balmacaans,
Mackinaws, Suits, Pants, Boys' and Children's Suits, Overcoats and Furnishings Goods, Hats,
etc., etc to be sold at YOUR PRICE. This sale starts tomorrow. j
Between
OPEN SATURDAY
EVERY EVENING
Salesman Tells Court How
the Movies Came Into
- His Life
His wife's-fondness for dances and
moving pictures caused Leslie Bailey,,
a salesman for the Star Shirt ,Co.,
to appear ibef ore Judge Webb in ' the
superier court thi3 afternoon to seek
a divorce. , Bailey, who is a dapper
young man, said that his helpmeet,
whose . name, -ifvas Rose, couldn't be
persuaded "to stay home at night.
Shortly, after they were- married
in 1907 and when they were living
in Saranac Lake, N, Y., the wife de
veloped a craze f or dancing. She
wanted to trip a few measures everS
night unless she decided to visit ' one
of the film palaces. Bailey was em
ployed in a clothing store at the time
and was too tired at night to care
for leaving the old fireside. ' He
found her at a dance one night in
1908 and ordered ; her home. There
was a quarrel which resulted In Mrs.
Bailey leaving her husband. ' ' Then
Bailey -went to -work in Syracuse, N;
Y. and lost track of his wife. . He
came to this city in 19,11
Supt. Thomas Purdy of the Star
Shirt Co. said Bailey was' a young
man of good habits. He - declared
Bailey had been living as a single
man since 1911. ' s ' V
.,. "I'm afraid this man has not made
a - very , diligent effort to find out
where his wife" is," declared Judge
Webb, after Bailey admitted he had
not- written to 1 the girl's" father to
try and locate her. The court said
he would continue- the case in order
that" Bailey, might make an , attempt
to get some , information from his
fatherr-in-rlaw regarding Mrsi Bailey's
whereabouts! The court thought she
ought to have notice so she could
contest the case if she desired. .
BLOCKADE MAROONS
AMERICANS IN PARIS
London, .Feb. 19 About 100 Amer
icans are marooned in Paris and un
able to cross the English Channel
because of the cancellation ' of sailings
due to - the German submarine, .block-
ade They have communicated their
plight to Walter Hines Page, Ameri
can ambassador .here, . through the
embassy in Paris and Mr. Page , has
arranged with, the American line to
hold ths steamer New York, due to
sail Saturday from Liverpool, ' until
Sunday.- The marooned Americans
in the French capital have' made ar
rangements to cross"- from Havre and
the day's delay in the. sailing of, the
New York will permit them to make
their . connections . .with- the ,; liner:
STATE DEPAETMENT .
AWAITS GERMANY'S
REP,LY:T0 PROTEST
Washington, Feb. 19 The officii!
text of Germany's reply to the Unite
States 'note warning" against damaR
to American ships in the naval war
zone about the British Isles had not
been received at' the state ' depart
ment today; in fact there were' ncr
advices from Ambassador Gerard that
it had been delivered to him by the
Berlin. foreign office, although officials
know from other advices that' the
German nete had . been delivered ' tc
the American ambassador and is,, in
fact, now on its way to America. .
Officials - explained the delay was
due to . the -cable situation. When
the cabinet assembled for the usual
Friday meeting, formal consideration
of Germany's reply which had been
expected did not . take place because
there - were no advices from Berlin
before the President, .
On the official report of the text
published yesterday, however, the
general situation was discussed in
formally." . '
'," COMMON, PLEAS DECISION :
Judge Scott of the common pleas
court handed down two decisidns to.
day. In the suit of the Universal
Motor Truck Co. of Detroit against
Luther M". Wright of Nbrwalk he
finds for the plaintiff to recover
$629.63 on three notes. The .action
was brought for $700. V -
-In the suit of the 'Fairfield County
National bank of Norwalk against
Alfred E..' Hammer of Branford the
court finds "ih favor of Hammer. It
was alleged that Hammer had given' a
$750 note "which was unpaid but -he
denied-the charge, v. ' -
, and continues lintil all goods are sold.
Gold JStieet &l Golden
TILL 11 P. M.
TILL 9 P. M.
-MIIIHilillllir",l
lj pj Ipy ! s J "'
I - , ,
I a. ....... .---,'- :
&)ip All tiers- .
We are not blinded by the fact that other sales
are in progress, but we have a few remarks to make
about this one. , V v ; ; . - V
V -First, This sale is not an OUTLET for some
manufacturers. There is no FRANTIC RUSH to
get rid of these clothes so some one can meet the
banker around the corner. There has been NO
over-production. ;
. It, is just a natural End-of-the-Season-Sale of
clothes that are particularly durable. " -''-'
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF SUITS, OVERCOATS,
YOUTHS' AND BOYS' SUITS ARE" REDUCED
' TO LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES ,
ALL TRUNKS AND
$10.00 Coats now $5.00; $15.00 Coats now $10.00;
$20.00 Coats now $15.00 v ,
Advance Spring style in hats.- All the shapes, styles
and colors are here, $1.50, $2.00
The
CWMmi I
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929 MAIN; STREET,
Linked By Telepiioii
Your Doctor, the Police, Friends and
"Tradespeople, you have the quickest
..means of reaching any or all of them if
you are one of the thousands of links in
the endless telephone chain. ,
. -
.-.',-.. .
H AVE TO U A T ELEPH O NE.
IN YOUR HOME?
WANT ADVERTISEMENTS ONE CENT A WOED
frjBt ,.-MB-0t.llJH
BAGS AT HALF PRICE
CORNER BANK STREET
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-1111 StFeeC
NOTE YELLOW BANKRUPT
SLIPS ON WINDOWS.

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