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THE FARMER; FEBRUARY 26. 1915
SIMPLE FUI1ERAL SERVICE PLAtlCED FOR COL. N. II. HEFT ; ' ' "Pioneer In Electrification of Horse Car Lines Succumbs at Home Here We Have Opened What Will , Be Known For Years A3 lie (brireatest T A A- ID C J. 1 J J i ..' S .. S. B Jlwe Simple ceremonies will mark the! funeral services of Colonel Nathan Hopkins Heft, at the Heft mansion, 69 5 Park avenue. Relatives and rlends will, gather there and partici pate! in the service at 2.:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. , ' Colonel Heft died -at 8:30 o'clock , last night at Ma home, , after two months" illness. He had suffered from heart "trouble and several minor ail ments. He was 68 years old. The- engineering,-world lost one of its most valuable assets in the death of Colonel .Heft and progress ia sci ence was given a blow by his passing-. He - had international fame and a pioneer and developer of electric sys tems. .. . Attorney Samuel C. Shaw complet ed the funeral" arrangements this af ternoon. The pallbearers selected are UavidW.' . Thompson, Oeneral Edwin ' S.' Greeley Of New Haven, I. W. Bird seye. Judge Morris , B. Beardsbsy, Henry Atwater, Frank Miller, Samuel 11. Wheeler, ' Dr. George Barrie of New York, Edward W. Harral, Jona than Godfrey and Samuel CV Shaw. ' ' Immediately after the funeral ser vices at the Iwxuse, the body of Col onel Heft will be taken to New Tort and f thence to Greensburgn, the for mer heme of his, widow. There he Will be' buried in; the Moore Mauso leum, which contains - the deceased relatives pt MrsHeft " Colonel Heft' will be the first to be borne through, the beautiful ; gates 'that he recently constructed as an entrance to the mausoleum. They are works of art. ' -: - -- X ' . Rev. Stephen F. ' Sherman, Jr., pas tor of SU John's Episcopal caurch, will officiate at sthe services. Both Colonel and Mrs.- Heft 'belonged to that church. - V As "chief of thfe electrical department of the New! Haven" road,: Colonel Heft ' was the first to realize 'the, immense advantage of the third rail system and to utilize it in New England. lie was the first to : institute- an electrically , controlled railway on a standard steam eystem. - -. .. ' .. ' - As fcn engineer he was known all over the world.". He was accorded -the honor of inspecting- 7 the underjjround systems of Parts, liondon , and Buda past. . His opinions- were sought uni versally. . w ;- -.; i . Colonel Heft- and associates ; trans formed the -old horse railway system in Bridgeport into the electrie sys- - : Over SOO Brass Beds of Highest Quality Will Sell at About Half the Regular, E?riceo! LA Ball Top Brass Beds For several months, we have been planning this sale, we interviewed one manufacturer after another, we presented to 5 them our plan, S ? '" A told them of the sale we were'going to hold, and explained to them how with their co-operation we would be able to sell a tremendous number 1 ' of beds in a few weeks. -. -. :...'. -V , - ' '' " " : " - 1 l contract for ourventire brass beds sales for two years. We even did more than that. We talked with a number of firms in other cities and got them tainake the same proposal to the manufacturer, with -the combined or ders f or two years from thes e several firms; the total assumed such a tremendous pro portion that the manufacturer granted our concession. t T ' We have opened the sale. ,' AIt is of such importance that ; people from f . f surrounding cities can well afford to make a trip to this city, in order to prof it by this 1 great orass oea event. . . : v . vs'. - , . - . " It was at first suggested that owing to the low prices which these beds will be sold,-that only cash sales were to be honored, bi we' frowned upon this policy, and de cided to sell these beds for cash or credit at the samelow prices.- If you wish to pur chase any of these beds on credit we will adjust the terms to suit your convenience. ill II il I l! I If I . $10; Ifcrmirm Mi'ffrtxnmwm - e jti. - Z This is the first time in the history of the furni ture business that a Ball . Top Bed with two inch posts and one inch fillers ever sold under $20.00. The above Illustration shows this bed in exact detail. Sale Is Now Going: On. Your Credit Is Good -v. Easy Payment .Terms Arranged to Suit. tern.. His company - bought: out the hors;e system and educated the public into believing" in the efficacy of the eiectric. line; "When at was established, the value of it soon became apparent. That was in the early 90's. ' -, Colonel Heft came to : Bridsnport in 1S94, when he -sas appointed to the position 1 oi ' chief of -the - engineering department of the New Haven road. He retired in 1905 and .became devoted !to art, of which he had. always been, a student. He made ' a ' collection of many bid masters 'paintings, whicii ; adorn his jmansion now. Chinaware, i rugs, and other interesting , objects (became ; part ' of a great; colleotion . of Valuable articles. '' Daring the illnees of 'Colonel Heft, Dr. George Barrie and Walter B. i James of New- .York consulted with Dr. H. LeBaron Peters of this city. J;Heart trouble and other ilmess com !tined to render him weak, and the lefforts of the physicians were unavailing.-. "- .?--.. y , Colonel ' Hjeft first , married in 1874. Hetook for-his wife, Florence Cease. His second marriage was-to Mrs. Jo- se'phine Richardson, daughter of - John "5V. and Elizabeth ; Moore of G-reens-bnrgh, Pennsylvania.- Dr. George Stanley Heft, son by his first fmar--iage, -and- William M. 'Richardson, a stepson, survive Colonel Heft,' besides ' his widow. " ,' '. ..t " ' v He was a member of the Engineers" Crab, of New Tork, the -"Algonquin, Bridgeport "Yacht . and ' Brooklawn Comrtry club- ,He was, a Democrat. ' Nathan Htopkins Heft was the eldest: child of Samuel and Rebecca - Wilson Heft ' He w as torn in Carventon, Ln pem : county, Pennsylvania, N"ovem i tier 18, ; 1848. . His early .training Wa confined to the district schools. As a young man he opened, a small store in Parson county, but owing to the etrtke And. general industrial depression' that .Was being- experienced, the store failed. Xater he entered the employ of Brod eridc & Company, a mining" concern. Her he- .learned the business necessi ties ttiat proved of great" value to : him ' In. later life. He . learned" how to han dle men. In 1888 he managed the Heft Xibrlcaiing Oil works In Eiaston, i Pa., where he developed one of the most flonrishing ; concerns of Its kind. He was president of the Farmers' & Me chanics Institute and a director of the Jorthampton. ; County National bank. (His connection with .the railroad fol lowed..'--.-.-:-' '.'-:,:.: ''.'' : ' Among the closest serson'al fxion-ds of Col. Heft in Bridgeport wasi Fred- ', riek C: Mullin, the well 'known fu neral director of the- firm; of. Cullin an & Mullins; Mr. Mulllns was city clerk when Col. Heft came to Bridge port. He spoke in the highest terms of Mr. Heft's loyalty and . enterprise. , Mr. Mullins said his acauaaintance with Col. Heft began when he and Andrew Rati el came to Bridgeport for the electrification of the horse car 'lines, more than 30 years "It was the desire of Col, Heft and - , ' rT I 1 '1 H n ijiJ - , v ,;(f ymU jpf yym t - ' - z-incn Jfost . d i -men t liiers ? - . ,; . . 4 jjyii::-"",-' It is the massiveness of thss bedstr,ij.tkiaKes them such remarkable values, v They are all of guar anteed lacquer, which Is another big point in their favor. uvjtitv ev-a .v. qi,t;f . . . . i ; j ' . ! -j. s lit a-a-an os.o's t GasK Is" UimeoKisiry ' VDurincr This - it : i- ( t- 5 'ill . 1-- ft, !; y-" Small Weclily or Monthly Payments Accepted on Any. CcJ 2-inch Continuous Post Brass Beds ' r v - We have featured this bed In the above manner because it is unquestionably the most remarkable Brass Bed value in this sale which means that it is the most wonderful brass bed Aratlue ever advertised by any firm. The retail selling price oi this, bed Is less than the average store -pur chases them from the factory, i They have .large 2 -inch posts and heavy, center fillers with guaranteed lacquering. ; . : V Heavy Filler $ 11 A .75 These beautiful beds -as you see them pictured above have very massive center fillers and the posts are surmounted with unique caps that are distinctly different. ' . ALL, BEDS EXACTLY LIKE CUTS V Every illustration shown in this advertisement is an exact reproduction of these-Brass Beds, exactly' as they appear on: our sales floors. Every detail of design , is authentically drawn, so that .you can see exactly justi how these beds will appear in your bed room. You can make your selection right from this aavertisement.' . I - A', 11 r i i i '. i i, ill V WW u p 2-inch Post G1 mT5 -LL4 li-inch Fillers This is one of the most beautiful beds entering ' Into this great sale. See the massive center tillers and the beautiful spire caps that surmount the cen ter fillers.' r .j ;. 30 Filler Brass Beds These leds have heavy two-inch posts su rmoraitcd with large corner capa and square cross bars at bead and foot. - Fancy Filler $ 11 .B0 Brass Beds1 --v :;.rrX 1? Note the graceful vdctlgsl WiJthlejtept!onaI beautiful 2-ineh continuous post bed. with the large center fillers and cross bars. It Is most unique in design and a wonderful value. i ii i v..i...i-j...' ..... 1JP 'I i 2-inch Posts C qj) rf 2-inch tillers . This wonderful bed Is unquestionably the highest' . quality brass bed ever manufactured. It Is extra size throughout as you can see from "the illustration. .HadlcS-;'..;' Qiiehess THREE ROOM OUTFIT T S7y ifaal Terms to Suit. LJ v v D1LJ - FOUR-ROOM OUTFIT '' Completei in Every Detail. '-$19.00 -- ; . -' Terms to Suit. . 2i tllTiiaal iimlii si I Mr. Radel when they, bought the old horse car system here from Hotch kiss, Hubbard and the o-ther owners, to make it one of the "best equipped electrical roada In the east," said Mr. Mullins. "Col. Heft and Mr. Radel spent a lot of . money and time to give Bridgeporters an opportunity- to see what electrical roada were in 'dif ferent parts of the country and took members art the board of trade, busi ness men's association and represen tatives of the city government to Springfield, Rochester, Scranton, Wilkes-Barrs and other cities among the first to have electric . street car lines. . These gentlemen, at their own expense, conducted Bridgeport era to these cities that they might see what an electric street car system meant to a city. - "After the road had been electri fied, here, changes were made, and M!r, Radel assumed the ownership and control of the road and Col. Heft went to the New - Haven road." . - Mr. Mulllns, recalling' his national fame " as - a traction : expert, also broug-ht to mind his political activi--ties, -"I feel keenly his death. He was a loyal friend, socially, personal ly and politically," said be. "In poli tics he was a Democrat, and i the days at 1896 when Democrats need ed assistance, he was one of the tried and true men who went to the front. He was never ashamed to show his colors." ' ' : Twenty-two. men, charged with be ing ringleaders of the Lake county. Tenn., night riders, were jailed at Hickman, Ky. : Charles Williams and Annie Fer guson, American crooks, were arrest ed in London, charged with stealing jewelry worth $8,000, City Plan Commission And Wall StreetJRTider (Continued on Page 10.) street east to Ann street, thenby a bridg-e into Connecticut avenue. The commission pronounces -this proposal as probably too ambitious, but us- gests that both 'bridges might toe con nected Jnto. StraUor.,iaxe.nu.eft3UjElijtst Main , street. .-. .- -. : "-..i.The comnteion 8trcuaAj-ui -.-- . building lines be established- where -none exist, and that no building lines be 'hereafter shifted without- tha gravest reasonsu Jack Johnson must seem quite Kka a reformer and uplifter amws the fighter otMaxtea.