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Paris. Feb. ' 23. An important
Greek personage declares the., partici
pation of Greece in the -war ' is inevi
table. - He says that Greece has al
ready given- Servia moral assistance
and that ' both. the Government and
the people favor intervention.. '
A Servian officer in Paris saya in
an interview in the Petit Journal that,
after three " years of war, Servia is
well - provided . with material and is
still able furnish 300,000 men. ,
V ' Austria Furious With XSs. - '
. .- ' ... ... -i :
" London, Feb. 23. The . Morning
.Iost publishes an article from a Hun
garian correspondent at Budapest in
the course of which he says the Aus
trian papers are furious with America,
saying there is ample evidence to
prove that the British use A.merican
jnade ammunition. v .. -
' a The papers refer to, America as fol
lows: "A distinguished neutral who wants
to'grow fat on the blood and misfor
tune of Europe, and wfio was only
.neutral . toward Germany, but never
toward the Entente." - i.': .
V Boys -for- the Landsturm.
Berne, Feb.. 23. All the young men
Sn Germany between the ages of 17
end 20 who" have-failed to volunteer
,3Cor the army and cannot give an. ade
quate excuse are now being called out
- to serve as an - untrained Landstunn,
The older boys- and girls, with the
consent of their parents are to be em
Dloved in farm work this Spring, Sum
mer and Autumn, in the' Elast Prussian J
provinces as well as in Bavaria, for
which purpose they will be excused
'from- school-"attendance. 7
It is significant that this measure is
' to remain in orce until the end of
fthe present war-tn ' other words, as
lent present foreseen, until November.
Short. Men Better Fighters.
London. Feb. 23. The short men
nake the better fighters,- says Dr. M.
6- Pembrey, lecturer on physiology
at. Guv's i Hosoltal." London in a dis
cussion before the Royal Sanitary .In-
etitute.' This he bases on a jcareful
Btudy of the . fighting, capacity pf tall
and short races and also of the tall
jnen and short men of the fame race
The essential organs, in the .head
nd trunk are often better developed
Bn the short than in the tall man, the
weight of brain being. relatively great
er in the short 'man and' the reaction
time not so long. - Tall men' of tuil
proportions, are heavy and snow. s
1 Mrsi Vanderbilt -as -Nurse-- '
London, Feb. 23. Mrs. Wi.iK.Van-
derbllt left London last night with
jier-.-daughter, I Miss Rutherford. , for
Parisy where she' will attach herself
to the American hospital. -
Forty Opera Houses Closed.. ' A
Paris, Feb. 2 3.--A committee is be-r
. ing formed in Paris by patrons of
music representing - France, : Great
Britain, Russia, Belgium and -, the
United States, with , the" object of cre-
a-ting and endowing an institution for
the relief ; of distress ' among opera
singers, choristers and musicians.
: Forty opera houses in France and
Belgium have been indefinitely closr
ed. ;.' ".' :
Otto H- Kahn; Chairman of the Ex
l ecutive . Board ' of the , M etropolitari
Opera House, New.Tork, it is under
stood, is directing American partici
pation in the, plan. It is intended to
convert one of the Parisam' theatres
London.' Feb. -23 -A .letter receiv
U by an .'Bnglisri family from a
'daughter serving as" a ,Red Cross
aiiirse in' Flandors gives a thrilling
rnpse of a girl's life on the Nieu-'jKirt-Dismudi;
line. -
"We' had n. lively day of shelling on
Monday," "she writes. '.."At about
3:0 : 30,. wniz-bang Just outside our
" "houEc, end ail nur glass came shat
tering doT.n. WhiK-bang! another,
and another, epd .yet another. Just
then-'the. LSelsiau -doctor ',ame in and
told us vie had bettor, go into the cel
lar. . We wc-nt levn into the cold,
damp cellar and stood about on bits
o; ,v. cud and coal, and listened to the
i -continued . whiz, bang and crash of
-.lg iheUs. -v 5he tnoise was pretty near
t deptinlriav - and they .must have
: 'aplumpeii .' ill about 100. .' Out of all
: -that,, lot 'luckily wc- only . got two
, -w osr-Sed men-ra, priest, wounded by
. 'flying bit in thj face, and a sol
ifr. It was ; extremely lucky that
on That day the trenches opposite our
. house were not occupied or there
would . have been many killed and
' Continuing her: letter on .the fol-!
: Sowing day, tiie writer cays: "The big
. i cannons !e i still going on., There
must .be . a tremendous battle, 1 am
Jupi,ng . they are gaining; ground, and
. thy."we snail soon move on down the
-xoad;.!1! .should just love to -move .for-
- ward into Brussels. The weather has
een truly awful lately, nothing but
ram. - I live is knee-high rubber
boots -and my oil-skins. I am sure' I
jrill never be. able to get back to
hobblej skirts and 'fashionable sides'.
as our American nurse says.
"We are .tninking of going to
jt urnes. tor tne aiternoon. Just for a
Joy ride. We have been hard at it
i or"nearly. ... a fortnight - without a
break, so We think of going in. You
nave- no idea what a pleasure a. trun
die into Fumes is, when you have
not done a thing but' remain in two
smelly, dingy posts, day in and day
out. I will tell you what the pleas
: tire consisted of. Getting into a motor-ambulance
that has seen its best
days, and trundling over broken,
holey roads that nearly Jolt one's in
side out; probably at least once, and
perhaps more, sticking in the deep
. mud, and all having to get out and
push and shove to get the car out,
and eventually arriving at Fumes
and having a mad runh round the
shops and grabbing, all stores we can
find, but it all seems so new and in
terestlng, after a desolate town. ..
."Then a mad rush back again,
over the same bumpy, holey road and
home' to' our tumbled down cottages.
. 'Yet ; you have no idea what a great
treat It seems to us."
The Delaware v College, "Newark,
Iel., will ' receive an endowment of
Xet Us IlefiM Your Fern Dish
into an operatic academy, in which
Jean, de Reszke and Henry Russell,
director of- the Boston Opera Com
pany, will assist.
Cruelty Charges Denied. ;
Berlin, Feb: 28. An official inquiry
has" been.--made' 'by, a Gerjnan- Judge
into - charges published in England
that British prisoners Jf war in the
camp ' at Mind-en ' had been treated
cruelly, the Overseas News Agency an-
nounces. . .v
"Declarations' obtained .from.- the
physicians and the cross-examination
of rpisoners; proved ;. the absolute un
truth of these charges,", the statement
continues: . ; ''The evidence expressly
states that when some of the allega
tions of cruelty published in England
were read to. tne prisoners, an oi ino
Englishmen present, DroKe out into
laughter." -'-'; ''-, - .- ' - .
The Overseas Agency says the Rus
sian Government has .ordered the dis
solution of a prominent Russian eco
nomic society because its members
freely discussed the desperate situa
tion of the : Russian gold market"
Gen. Von Wrochem Dead,
Amsterdam, Feb. 28. A dispatch
from Berlin to the Amsterdam Tele
graaf says that Lieut. Gen. von "Wro
chem, commander of a German ar
ray division, who recently received the
Iron Cross, is dead .in the .German
capital.'.". '
According to the same telegram,
Lieut. ... Count.' von . Blassewitz-Levet-
sow. a son or tne premier oi jaecn-
lenburg-Schwerin and brother-in-law
of ; Prince Oscar, fifth son ' of Empe
ror William, has been killed in the
eastern theatre of wart. i' . -J -'C ,!
-".'." German Hero's . Death. ,V
Berlin, Feb.' 23: When., the German
troops again took possession of the
little town of Drobin in Russian Po
land they found there the, grave of
one of ' their Lieutenants," who had
been missing siifce the end of Novem
ber, and they, obtained from the local
priest, the physician, and a German
Hussar,' who had.'- been" ' a-' prisoner
there,," the details of his heroic death.
He had been sent out on Nov. -30
with a patrolling party; of fourteen
Hussars , and a Corporal to reconnoi
tre. They suddenly found themselves
surrounded by forty Russian Hussars,
who opened, a hot fire. ; At the very
beginning, the Lieutenant's horse was
shot -under Jaim. 1 The rest of his par
ty fled, except four, who were killed
on wounded. 1 The Lieutenant suc
ceeded in running across fields and
half -frozen ditches and getting into a
house, where he was followed and
surrounded by the. Russians. Their
leader sent a man to call upon him to
surrender, ' but this was refused On
second summons he. .was : informed
that ; his .reeis'tanc? .against -a whole
troop of Russians would be impossible.
But the German counted ' the bullets
in his revolver and answered: "A
German officer does- not surrender.- I
stiiy have five ..cartridges they are
enough for you and me. -'--' '
Then came a fight in which he was
twice,' severely wounded and captur
ed. , -. ' ' " ' .: i .' .-"
- "A man with that on him never
surrenders. he said as he pointed to
the iron cross on his breast, t i- He died
on hia way to the field hospital. The
Russians . gave him burial with all the
honors of war in . the churchyard at
Drobin. They erected va wooden
cross with the inscription: "Von Gries
heim. Lieutenant 6f ' the" Thuringen
Hussars.": ;: ; ',
British Hospital Ship
One. of Finest Afloat
London, Feb. 23 -The British Red
Cross hospital ship Asturias, which
the Allies assert was subjected to., a
submarine attack, is by far the finest
hospital ship in the ; British service
It. plies between Havre and South
ampton. : ' In the old days, the ship
was in the South American passenger
service and was then noted for its
luxurious accommodations and stead
iness in rough weather. Luxurious
fittings are now cleared away, but
nothing has been . lost on1 the side of
comfort. There- are twelve' hundred
swinging., beds for the wounded, who
receive ' every care possible in a land
hospital. ... While surgical operations
at sea are generally , avoided on his
pitals ships,: unless of a minor kind.
the operating- theatre' of the 'Asturias
is so well equipped that many serious
cases are handled there. "
. The Asturias is painted white with
green.t stripes, and carries , a huge
square cross painted in red amidships
on both sides. . At night, the red cross
is illuminated by electric lights and
can be seen : clearly from a long dis
tance. - xsesiaes tneaoctors and or
derlies r there . - are . twenty women
nurses aboard.)
.Book Trade Show
Effected By War
Leipsic, Feb. 2 3. The Internation
al ; Exposition of the Book trade will
be commemorated by a . diploma
symbolizing how: the peaceful co-op
eration of the nations there was dis
turbed by the outbreak of - the war.
Prof. Max Klinger, one of the best
known of German artists, has etched
it.' In the background of the etch
ing one sees the broad stairway of
the exposition flanked by pillars, with
the huge -monument of the . Battle of
Leipsic towering up behind them. In
the foreground are two female fig
ures embracing : each other; these
represent ' Germany and Austria.
Italy, another female figure stands
somewhat apart in , a meditative mood.
On the other side of the picture an
other group represents - England
France, and Russia behind which are
soldiers of those countries with drawn
swords. Between the two groups - la
the last half-length figure of : a fury
rising put of the earth, with clenched
fist, its head shadowed with clouds.
and the 'most beautiful hands are of
ten disfigured by an unsightly wart.
It can easily " be removed in a few
days without pain by using Cyrus
Wart " Remover. . For sale only at
The cyru rnarmacy, 418 Fairfield
Ave. -:. -.
Guaranteed not to injure the skin.
Instantly removes Stove Polish, Rust.
Grease, Ink, Paint and Dirt. For ths
hand or clothing. Large can 10
cents. Manufactured by Wm. - R.
Winn. 344 Stratford avenue
n . - ; ; : ;
Size 8. Regular
$3.25, ' Sale Price
Siz . Regular
$3.50. Sale Price
50 Indies wide ''.-,"
. ' 16c yard .
Fighting Continues Desul
torily -Huts of Indian
Chief Has Been Razed
Denver, Feb. : 23 Reinforcements
are expected to : reach ... Bluff , Utah,
today where the posses of whites are
engaged in a battle ; with Piute In
dians. :. '' -' ' -:
In the fighting which' began Sun
day five Indians and 'one "white man
have been, killed, one white man
wounded and six Indians taken pris
oner. It is saiet : desultory fighting
continued all night within , a half
mile of . Bluff and that the thuts of
Tse-Ne-Gat, leader of the ': Indians
who is wanted for murder, have been
B.efhf orcements y -are ex
pected from Monticello. and '' 25 -Navajo
police are enroute to Bluff from
Shiprock Indian' Agency, ;
London, "Feb. :,2S.; The experience
of this war may . lead to the trial of
soldiers' uniforms striped' like the
zebra or branded by the colors of the
rainbow, is the opinion of some mili
tary observers . who have serious
bouts as to the efecttveness of
khaki, blue-gray or any of ' the other
colors now in use. . " In India . and
South Africa, where khaki s got its
reputation- as a uniform '-, cloth, it
fitted well ' into the backgrounds of
the landscapes, ' but in the ' different
atmosphere and landscapes of : ' Eu
rope both the khaki .and the blue
gray show, up conspicuously In mass.
Nature, the color experts now say,
did not stripe the zebra "by way of
ornament, but as a. protective - meas
ure, v It is the unbroken rl mass of
color, no matter of -what shade," that
catches the eye in the distance. Col
onel Maude, a well known expert, re
counts an instance in India when his
party, approaching a parade ground
from a distance, were' unable to see
but one of three battalions until com
paratively close: up. Th troops all
wore scarlet ' Jackets. v But two bat
talions were made invisible- by white
pipeclay and - cross , straps, which
broke the mass of eolor, while the
conspicuous body had ; dark ; straps
which, blended in . - .with r' the . . red.
Tigers, leopards, birds, lizards, snakes
and most living creatures use a mot
tled coloring. '. . .
yvnile scarlet, is most conspicuous
at, short "range, it is the first. of the
primary colors to, fade from view at a
distance. , As a landscape "has . all
colors in it, striped, large checks or
varigated blotches of different colors
are the easiest to melt into the back
ground. This fact was recognized in
the old times, when forts on the
coast were painted in black :' and
white" squares.-1. : -i; : ? - .
Even now crude colors in stripes
are "used to conceal wagons from airr
men. . . "
A pleasant surprise party was re
cently tendered Miss Elsie Kern 1 of
77,4 William street by a number of
her young friends who proceeded ,to
make merry in a most Jolly manner.
During the evening, a number of
vocal solos, were sung by various
members -of the companay while
piano and banjo music were features
of the evening. A delicious luncheon
was served toward" the close of the
evening's, festivities and the! guests
departed declaring that they had had
one of the most enjoyable times of
their lives.. The members of the fair
sex present were the Misses Keeton,
Kern, Owen, Cooper, O'Brien, Made
line and Frieda Johnson, Emma and
Dorothy Xtee and ' the young gentle
men were the Messrs. Bradley, Lang
don, Hurley, Buckingham, Sherman,
Renesen, Anderson, "Wight and Guat
atissimi. .
Bloomingdale, Feb. 23. The locomo
tive and five cars on a train of the
Woodlake division of the Erie Rail
road left the rails near Compton Lake
to-day and plunged down an em
bankment, four of the coaches turn
ing over. Six persons were hurt.
Farmer "Want Ads. One Cent a "Word.
With pail rest
4 foot size . : . . . .49c
5 foot size . : ,. . ;K . . .. -, 59c
Sale Price . $3.24
with five cutters - I
74c ; t, J
Babe Escapes When Others AH Around PerishAirship's Ap
proach Heralded by Throbbing of Motors Civilians the
Victims! Almost Whole Family Destroyed.
Calais, Feb. 23. Warning of the ap
proach of the : Zeppelin ..which bom
barded this city yesterday morning
was given the sentries by the throb
bing of the engine 'as it came rapidly;
from the sea at a height of about 1,000
feet.': The airship flew, straight across
the city toward - the . Fontinette " sta
tion, dropping .bombs on the way. 1
The first missile fell wnen tne Xi&p
pelin was above the point - where the
railroad tracks Intersect, it went
through the footbridge and struck the
track leading to Dunkirk. The dirigible
then rose, somewhat higher in the air
and dropped five bombs in ' rapid suc
cession. All Xell in the vicinity of the
Other bombs fell in the garden, and
on the roof . of a little house in Rue
Ieugden. The old man and little girl
asleep in- the - garret and the "family
The Stoddard Millinery Co., located
in the Security building, and the Jones
Print Shop, of 857 East Main street
filed petitions 1 in . bankruptcy . with
Referee John "W. Banks today. Mary
Stoddard formerly conducted the mil
linery business in Fairfield avenue but
moved a few months ago to the ; Se
curfty building, i Her liabilities are,
given as $14,268.66 and her assets,
$5,541. , She owes $108 to employes
for wages and $126.78 to. the city for
taxes.' ; There will be a hearing before
Referee Banks on .March 5 at 2 p. m.
Garrett E. Jones was the proprietor
of the Jones Print Shop. He gives
his liabilities as W.091.S2 and his . assets
$4,063.60. The hearing on this estate
will also be on March 5. .
Alleged New Haven -Counterfeiter
Before Grand Jury
. ' . '
New Haven, Feb. 2Z The grand
Jury, had placed before it today the
evidence in the case of Phillip Lieber
man, alias John David, who was held
by United States Commissioner Wright
in $15,000 bail on a charge, of coun
terfeiting. Lieberman. was ' arrested
? some time ago - by Federal - secret
service .policemen' who raided a farm
house in the little town 'of Marl
borough where, fit is alleged, they
found him surrounded by equipment
used in counterfeiting operations. "
The case of Wong Lin, alias Lin
Kee, charged with violation of the
-r euerai law relating to opium was
also expected, to. be brought to the
grand jury together with- a number
of other cases. -
MRss Mary A. Lee, housekeeper for
Rev. Thomas J. Kelley, pastor of St.
Peter's church, died this morning af
ter a short illness with heart trouble
and pneumonia. , Miss Lee has been
housekeeper for : Father Kelly 15
years. When he was connected with
the Church of St, Francis Xavier in
New Milf ord, she was housekeeper
there, and shecame to this city when
he was transferred. She was - 45
years old. Miss Lee is survived by
Frank Lee, a . brother, one of the
largest hat manufacturers in Con
necticut; by two other brothers, Ber
nard and Michael, who are connected
with Frank in the hat business, in
Danbury, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine
Gillen of 'Milf ord, Mass.
E. H. Dillon & Co., 1105 Main St.,
are showing everything that is new
and desirable in mourning millinery,
Because of the unsatisfactory condi
tion of the track, and threatening
weather, the "Vanderbilt Cup Race at
San Francisco was postponed until a
week from Saturday.
E $16 Custom Suit Sale $16 E
ENDS This Week, Sat. Night ENDS
T Lyford Bros. Two Stores 1
All stocks must move quickly in order to make room for the builders.' Our House Fur
nishing Department, to extend through to Middle Street, making this the Largest House
Furnishing Department in Connecticut. .
Oval Willow
Clothes ' Baskets
Small slise . 6o
Medium sizje ...... 7c
Large size ........ ec
Kxtnt large sire. .$1.19
.$1.25 '
' 87c
consisting of the father, mother and
two children, which occupied the
ground floor of the cottage were bur
ied in- the ruins. All were "killed,' ex
cept the one child, ajbaby five months
old, whieb was not een injured. The
front of the house was cut off as clean
ly as though it had been done by a
gigantic knife. " The violence of ; the
explosions shook the neighboring
houses and broke windows within jo.
Wide radius- ' : '. '-"-J- - ' '
After dropping the bombs the' Zep
pelin disappeared rapiily over , the sa.
It evidently was manned toy pilots well
acquainted with the locality since -it
came from the ea dla-eotly to Fonti
nette, crossing the -ctty at the point, of
its greatest width. A long German
pennant attached to a sack containing
sand was found on the roof of a- house
near one of . those demolished and
handed over to the military governor.
Gaylord Scores Heavy Vote
But Drops Back As Bal-
lotting Goes On. "
: Hartford, . Feb. -23. The New Haven
Republican " county . caucus on the
county: ' commissionership - failed tit
reach a choice today, taking thirty
ballots of whloh one - was irregular.
This; brings the total number of bal
lots to 217 regular and 16 others not
counted. The last ballot today shows
no material, change from the first one
although on the 20th' and 21st ballots
Gaylord of Ansonia reached . 17 votes
which was within two of the necessary
number to win. o .
The caucus stands adjourned until
next Tuesday. It was opened prompt
ly with Col. Eaton's admonition to
"prepare your ballots." EiaOjt ballots
were taken without incident and then
Mr. Peasley of Cheshire, after a de
abte, moved that the caucus eliminate
a candidate by dropping the name
which reecived the most votes on the
question of elimination. This motion
was defeated after it had been pointed
out that the leading candidate might
be eliminated by a combination of
votes cast for the other candidates.
The -"-debate was " a general one and
was termed by Col. Baton as "free and
easy." ' ' - ... .
After the fourteenth ballot "an Ir
regular one developed with ; a surplus
of votes. When votes for Charles
Grahniss and Charles Covert appeared
several -times after the thirteenth bal
lot Senator Tuttle protested that" each
man's vote ought to be announced in
stead of being summed up as "scat
tering." CbL Eaton ruled, that the
caucus had - voted that no additional
names should be brought in. :
After the 23rd ballot Senator Tuttle
tried to have the vote Just referred to
reconsidered but he failed. After the
29th ballot Mr. Piersonof Seymour
moved an adjournment until tomorrow
night. This -provoked more debate and
as it was time for the general" assem
bly to meet it was voted to adjourn for
one week. . - . '
The vote on the first ballot Was as
follows: Donovan 9, Wilkinson 10,
Gaylord 9, Patten 7.
The vote on the 20th? ballot was:
Donovan 8, Wilkinson 6, Gaylord 17,
Patten 5. ,
On the next ballot Wilkinson lost 1
and Donovan gained 1.
The 29th ballot was: Donovan 10,
Wilkinson 9, Gaylord and Patten 8
President of Hayti
Abdicates His Post
Washington. Feb. 23 Davilmar
Theodore has abdicated his office of
president of Hayti and taken refuge
on the Dutch steamer Frederik Hen
drik in the harbor ,. at. Port -Au-Prince.
After touching at one of the south
ern Hayti an ports the steamer will
proceed to Curacao.
Seamless body.
Size 8. Regu
lar $1.39. Sale
fli ter
ft Waxed Waterproof
19c -
Bridgeport's Mayor-Gets
$100 ; Remembrance
Julia M. Wilson - Estate
May Reach $16,000. r
(Special to The Farmer.)
"Fairfield, Feb. 23. The will of the
late Julia M. Wilson, - great-aunt of'
Lieutenant-Governor' Clifford B. Wil
son has . been admitted to probate by
Judge Bacon Wakeman. Lieut.Gov.
Wilson' has been bequeathed $100.
The estate is approximately $16,000,
and consists mainly- of cash and se
curities. Minnie F. Hard, a neice. is
the greatest beneficiary by the terms
of the will. ? -
( After providing that all Just debts
and funeral expenses be paid, the ex
ecutor, Cassella Brothwell. is instruct
ed to apportion the estate as follows:
f To Minnie F. Hurd, $4,000 to be
hers . absolutely . and also the income
of a note for $1,300 held from Homer
and Alice Sturges Jointly, for life; also
for life, the income from a note for
$1,50.0 held against Ann lng 3 Smith.
'"" To Minnie F. Hurd, the old home
stead, known as "the "Isaac B.' Wilson
residence," -and all the furniture and
equipment except that already pro
vided for by the testatrix.
Upon the death of Minnie F. Hurd,
the above shall become the property
of Leonard Morehouse of Brooklyn, a
nephew, son of a sister of the testa
trix's husband, Isaac B. Wilson. ," -.
To Mary J. Morehouse, ' sister of
Isaac B. Wilson, $2,000 ; " to Levinia
Burton, a ' niece of Isaac B. Wilson,
$500; to Ella Downs, great niece of
Isaac B. Wilson, $500; - to Fanny
Downs, another great niece, $500; to
Mina Downs. , wife of Arthur, a great
nephew of Isaac B. Wilson, $500.
One hundred, dollars r each - to the
following , grand children ' of Phoebe
Wilson, sister of Isaac IJ. Wilson; E.
B. Wilson, C. B. Wilson, Elizabeth
DeForest Harold Wilson, -Ivan Ben
edict, Erich Benedict, Ethel Pike,
Ruth Benedict and Charles Cw Lacey.
- To: Julian B. Wilson, son of Burr
Wilson, a brother of the late. Isaac B.
Wilson, $100; to Emma Wilson, wife
of Frank Wilson, the - son of Burr,
$100; to Laura,, daughter of Burr,
$100 r to Eleanor Haines, granddaugh
ter of Burr. $100; to Percy, grandson
of Lemuel Wilsonv brother of - Isaac
B. Wilson, $25 and to Sadie Hutchin
son, granddaughter of Lemuel, $100.
To Leonard M., son of Mary Jane
Morehouse, $100; to Melvin i More
house, $100; to Hazel Knapp, an em
ploye of the testatrix, $500; to the
Stratfield Baptisti church, of which
she was a life long member, $500 and
to--the! Sunday school- of the church,
$100.- f '-.- --'. " 1 '
To Homer and Alice Sturges, "$100
for their honesty and graciousness in
duplicating papers that had been
lost;" to Edward and Etta Shaight,
both of Black Rock, $100; to Harriet
Carter, wife of George Carter of Nor
walk, .a cousin, $500; to Mountain
Grove cemetery for the care, of the
family plot, $100. , -
After all expenses have been paid
and the estate settled in accordance
-ii-, nrnvisinnR. it is directed ' that
Minnie F. Hurd receive all the resi
due. - -
Provisions made for the establish
ment of headstones for the testatrix
and Isaac B. Wilson, similar to the
one how over the graves of Jennie
Benedict and her husband.
Cassella Brothwell is named as ex
ecutor without bond.
Large Hearing Predicted
Dental Practice Bill
(Special to the Farmer.)
Hartford, Feb. 23 Before the com
mittee on incorporations this . after
noon there was a hearing on a pro
posed amendment to the charter of
the Bridgeport Land & Title Co. The
amendment provides for the estab
lishment of a branch office in the
West End. i ' ,
The Judiciary committee, this af
ternoon, had a hearing on Represen
tative Morehouse's bill . concerning
notice of intent, liens of subcontrac
tors and material and men.
The public health and safety com
mittee tomorrow will hold a post
poned hearing on Senator Bartlett's
bill introduced at the request of the
State Dental association revising the
law relative" to the practice of den
tistry. The hearing jprobably will
be largely attended.
Engineers in all but one of the im
portant shipyards of the Clyde went
on strike.
. $2.24
Merrymaking Lasts" Well
Into the Morning Hours
Diversified Dance
1 Program
The 48th annual ball of the Abra
ham lodge. No. id, Independent Or
der of the B'Nal Brith, which was
held last evening at the Hotel. Strat
field was entirely successful' in every
way.' ' , '-.'.
The group of dancers was an. ex
ceedingly congenial one, . composed
principally ' of the members of the
city's most prominent Hebrew fami
lies, and the merry making lasted far
Into the morning hours.
The gowns of the women were ex
ceptionally attractive. A ten piece or
chestra furnished the music for danc
ing and there were 20 numbers on
the program. .During the intermis
sion which was Just before the hour
of midnight; supper was, served i a
the hotel dining room, afterwhich
the dancing of the waltzes, schot
tlsches, one steps, two steps, fox trots,
caprices and special dances was re
sumed. 1 -- V
Guests were present .from, Hart
ford, New Haven, Stamford, New
Tork and Springfield.
The officers of the lodge, which 'ia
the' oldest and most prominent Jew
ish, organization of the city, are: Max
Cohen, president; Benjamin G. Sha
let, vice-president; Phil Glasner.
treasurer; Israel J. Cohen, secretary;
Theodore- E. Steiber, monitor; Dr.
Marvin J. Blume, assistant monitor;
Eli L. Lesser, trustee; Joshua Melt
zer, trustee; Max Stein, trustee; Julius
Greenwald, inside guard; Isaac Schine,
outside guard.
The reception committee: ? Henry
Greenstein, Harry Fox, David Feuer,
Benjamin G. Shalet, Max Cohen, Irv
ing Elson, Benjamin B. Steiber, Dr.
M. J. Blume, Samuel Mellitz,. Samuel
Reich, Max Blumberg," Isaac Schine,
Ernest Berger, Theodore E. Steiber.
Suffragists Give
Luncheon to Solons
(Special to the Farmer.)
Hartford, Feb. 23 The Connecti
cut . Woman's ( Suffrage -. assoclati on
this afternoon entertained the mem
bers of the General Assembly at lun
cheon in the Allyn house from 12:30
to 2:30, the . guests' of the day were
Mrs. Ernest Thompson Seton and
Mme. Aino M. Almberg of - the Uni
versity of Helsingf ors. , Finland. There
were addresses by a number -of speak
ers from the state association.
Congress Busy With
Items In Budget For
The National Defence
Washington, Feb.. 23 Congress de
voted its attention again today to ap
propriations for national defense in
an effort to expedite the passage of
the supply measures before adjourn
ment. Although progress is . bein??
made in. the Senate, prospects are
that all of the appropriation bills can
not be gotten through and it is pos
sible that some the emergency res
olutions will be necessary, extend ins
the existing appropriations for the
next fiscal year.
Debate on the army bill, carrying
about $103,000,000 was continuea
when the Senate met today. Only
one provision remained for considera
tion r-that providing for creation of
a scientific management system in
navy yards and shops.
The British bark ' Houghomont,
floated at Fire Island Beach, where
she stranded February 6, was towed
into New York harbor for repairs.
George Lehmaiur, a wealthy Amer
ican engineerJpst his suit against the
Hotel Cecil in London for damages
owing to his ejection for noisy -behavior.
Charles R. Crane, wealthy manu
facturer of Chicago, will change his
legal residence. to Woods Hole, Mass..
to escape the tax laws of the state of
Illinois. '
For the first time in the history of
the prison. Sing Sing's baseball team
will ibe allowed to play outside teams
this summer, all. games to be played
"at home."
Sir Charles Augustus Hartley,
engineer, died in London.

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