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THE FARMER FEBRUARY 26, 1915
PHYSICAL TRAU1IIIG STUNTS AT ARMORY AROUSE INTEREST COLONEL DEPORT INVENTED FAMOUS 75 MILLIMETER GUN t: Entrances In Main Street, Fairfield Avenue," mail Oa-naon C j-nes. Bridgeport, Conn. . Friday, Fob. 26, 1015. The Weather :rIir '. tonight and Saturday; colder tonight. HOWLAND'S '-y.il Entrances In Main Street, Fairfield Avenue, and Cannon" Street. VCliTll'S EYE SHOT OUT, PARENTS SUE AMMUNITION STORE I Isrchants Alleged to Have Sold Explosive to Small Boy - On the charge that they sold cart .Idges to- a ten-year-old boy who dis charged one in such a way that th'e light of one; eye "was destroyed. Cut ler - & Sherman, gun dealers of 44 Fairfield avenue, have been sued for Jl 0,000. The action was brought by Bessie, Harris of this city, mother fit tfajor Harris, Jr., -who is said to have ought : the cartridges. ,. The Harris 'amily lives-in Beardsley lane. 'She alleges that her son ieyent into :h; defendants store October 12 last, -iiid made the purchase. It la claim - f that (he boy was too young and inexperienced to ' be entrusted with cartridges and the defendants were PuHty of negligence in selling them :o the youngster. ' . "When the boy reached home he ,ried to put a cartridge into a rifle. While attempting to do. this the cart 'idge exploded and fragments entered Arte of the boy's eyes, v In addition to Rising the Sight of this eye,-the plain tiff .-says', her son's face will -also be iipflgured for life. -The action is re- arnable to the : civil., superior court, March term. FAIRFIELD COMITY OQiiO ISSUE FAVORED BY COMIITEE (Special to the Facner.) "'"Hartford, Fob. . 26 The finance committee reported favorably , to the hou3e, today, the bill authorizing Fairfiald county , to Issue. ..bonds f or t $273,00d- for the acquisition oi land, and the construction , of -tui addition . to the county court house at Bridge- f "S.ort. Of this sum $23,0 10 is to be! - ....ifl "Wall tlfVTYla whirh was condemned to make .room . f or : the addition. : -' " - -In reporting! the, "bill the commit tee radically departed frori the usual course for the issuance of 'bonds. In-F-tead of vesting Jthe supervision of the Tiond issuance and construction of the court house in the hands cf the coun ty commissioners, the bill, which is a pucMstitute for the original, specifical ly places such power -in the hands ; cf the commissioners, in conjunction' TR-itb. & special county corr.rnittee, the f- aecial committee consists " -f George "W. Wheeler, John C. Chamberlain, John J. Walsh, John W. ' Rinks and Kamuel H. Wheeler. ' ' '., The special committee is authorized to borrow $50,000 for' immediate ex jL.eiaes. The bonds are, t oe in fle-t nominations; of $1,000 for a term of ,:0 . veara. . Thev will !bear 4 and one-half per cent, interest, i . The spe cial committee is required to provide a sinking fund of at least $5,000 per year for the retirement of - the bonds-' - ... - ; The report of , the committee 'was tabled for the calendar and print- GTH-IC E3PEAI, BILL nun TO BE HIIABD AGAIN (Special to The Farrier.) . Hartford, Feb. 5. Among the mat ters scheduled for hearing . before the 3'udiciary committee, this afternoon, was Representative Williamson's bill repealing section 3916 of the General etatutes. The section protibits the sale of electricity by privste' corpora tions except to tenants.- The bill has appeared at" several sessions in the past and has been rejected. ; Bridgeport D 3 gate s Asbent (Special to The Fanner.) Hartford, Feb. 26. The Friday ses sion, today brought , bare ' quorum m boih : houses.. None of the Bridgeport delegation In either house was present. ? The first -V festival t celebration -in Brussels since' the German occupation was Washington's birthday; ' dieix HEFT In this city, Feb. 25th, 1915, : Nathan Hopkina Heft, husband of Josephine Moor Hetf . , Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at his Jate resi dence, 695 - Park .avenue, on Satur , day, Feb.. 27th, at 2:30 p. m. In ' terment in Greensburg, Pa. : . ap , SHEEHAN Ia this . city, Wednes day, Feb. .24, 3 Slot, Ellen, wife of Cornelius Sheeh&n. Friends are Invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No: , 269 .Harral "avenuev on Saturday, FeV 27, at 8:30 a. m., and f uneral v service will be held in St Augus tine's church at 9 o'clock. V Buria j in St. Michael's cemetery, x Mem . bar of Woodmen. Circle, Ivy Grove, No. 1. i B- 25 b AIJEIGHT In this city, v Feb; 25, .1915, Anna, wife of the late John ;.7 Albright, aged 82 years," 25 days. . Friends are invited -to attend the . funeral at her late residence. No. 248 Brooks street, on Saturday, Feb. 2T, at- 2:S0 p. m. Interment at Park cemetery. &j FOR SAU3 A fine two family house on William St., A D. R Whitney, 1025 Main St. . B 26 bo rwn o-iuuii a gooa paying a iamny house located in the best section of the East End. . R. Whitney, 1025 Main. St.: B 26 bo BPItWNQ LOTS in all parts of the city. X. R. Whitney, 1025 Main - St. - ' . - - ' i n 26 bo. A-' BARGAIN Eight room house - containing all modern conveniences, including hot water heat, and fire ' place, located' near the Whiting Silver Co; and Birdseys-Somers Co. factories. - Only small amount of cash required. D. R. Whitney,' 1025 Main St. B 26 bo ... TO REST Idge ' room, corner Suato and Main streets, Franklin Building, 1st and .3rd . Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays each month. Separate paraphernalia .room pro vided, large kiteheiV'tcbr-nected. In quire Charles liervss, 'Trustee, 1149 Noble avenue r lodge room, Mon day evening, 8 lo 10." . B 26 s Y. M. C. A. Expects Exhibi tion of Tomorrow Evening to Be Notable Show "Hie physical training' exhibition to be held- in the armory Saturday night is the biggest thing of its kind the T.. MC. A. .has ever . attempted and furthermore is the biggest exhibi- tion of, this nature ever held In' Bridgeport. - The variety' of activities represented.' by the different organi zations taking part insures a program of" unusual "i merit. The," part to be taken by the Y. M. C. A. is as fol lows: - - Hygienic dumb bell drill by class of business men, led by Physical Direc tor John B. Brock. -. Wand ' and single stick drill by senior class, led by W. B, , Harring ton. ' , ' ; -. ' ' ' Freehand and Indian club drill by boys" class, ' led by Asst. Physical Di rector' H. V. Abbott. Game of volley ball by the, busir ness men. . - Apparatus work by seniors on parallel bars, horse and mats, led by William ' Sullivan, . Joseph McCormick and C. . Ivan Carlson. Group games by the boys' classes. Brief demonstrations of some of the special activities wrestli ng, tu mblin g basketball, track i and field athletics, gymnastic dancing. . . ' Maze run by entire class, led by Frank A.- Rogers. . ; tv lllli John D. Brock. . : - i John J. Brock, physloa.1 dj.rector of th; T. M. . C. A., dates the beginning of his interest ' in physical education work back to the time when he was on 'the leaders' corps of a Brooklyn Y-M. C. A. Since that time, the scope of his work and jexperience has widened and developed rapidly. He graduated from til Springfield E C-A. College, an institution providing a-. technical training in- physical edu cation, in 1919, r with, the degree of Bachelor jj: of . Physical Education. While there, - his winniiig personality and enthusiastic interest in ; all the activities of the college, especially along the Una athletics, ts ' well aa his ability . as a student,- won for iiim ar -popularity that has followed him throughout .his career: tlmst far. Mf. Brock has had wide experience In -. playground work . in New York city and to boys" camps in the Adiron dacka and the .. Maine woods. , ' He has been connected with the Bridge port' Y. M. C. Ai for the past Ave years, during Which time he has done much to further clean sport and bene ficial physical - training, not "only in the Y. M. C- A. itself . hut in Outside organizations and the cltv in . gener al. . - Harry V. Abbott. ' The classes of igrammar . school, high school and employed .boys are conducted by Harry V. Abbott, the assistant director, ' who comes from Chester, Pa., having . gotten his first experience in physical training work in the Y. M. C. A. of that place. His technical training in this line of work was obtained .at the Harvard Summer .SChOOl.'. :.' m '. 1 ;' '"-,.!. , A new departure this season which indicates the up-to-date standard of physical training In the Yi p M. C.' A. is the efficiency test, which is car ried on , in the boys' classes. Twice during the . indoor season every boy undergoes a physical examination by the director, Mr. Brook, who has made a special study of this branch. A record is kept Of the physical con dition: of the boy and special note made of any points which need spe cial attention in his training. . At stated intervals written reports are sent- to the parents giving the rat ing of the boy on his ability in gym nastics, athletics' and aquatics and also his physical condition as shown by the ; examination and improve ments indicated. ..." This acquaints the parents with the work the boys are doing and, the progress that is being made . French marine, insurance companies turned over to Minister of Marino Anugagneur, $1,000! to be given to the crew of the ship that sunk a German submarine off Boulogne, 'Tuesday. The New York court of appeals at Albany decided that aliens could not be employed on the New York subway work. -' , ' ' ' I Paris, Feb. 24 France Is wild with enthusiasm over Its famous 75 gun. This rapid fire field cannon was In vented seventeen years ago hy Colonel Deport, aided by a friend. The 75 millimeter -gnu has1 piroved saperior to the 777 millimeter "gim of, the Ger mans, i The French , 75 lias a range of six and one-half kilometers, com pared to the German five and one quarter. , It carries 500 projectiles, while the ; German g-nn has only 373. In many other ways the 75 is su perior. For one thing, it fires twenty five shots per minute, ; while the 77 fires only fifteen.- France "recently held a "75 day" m honor of the fam ous gun. Souvenirs of the cannon were sold;, and $700,000 was raised to provide needs for the soldiers in the trenches. ' MUST SERVE FORM SEVEN Of! EMPLOYE , " ' --. . Commissioner Chandler De scribes Effect of Supreme . Court Decision Hartford, v Feb. 2 6 Compensation Commissioner George . B. Chandler was asked today how the recent deci sion of the supreme court affected employers, of less than five persons. In reply Mr. Chandler said: "The decision of - Jhe supreme court makes, no- change whatever in the status of employers and employes under the' act. In other words, every employer of less than five persons is under the act-but every such employ er can secure exemption from the act by the simple process ' of applying" i to the compensation commissioner of his. district either 'by personal presenta tion .or by; registered mail. At?the same time any such employer must serve notice upon his employe- or em employes the use" of form No. 7. In .the - case -of - a new- employe this service of fofm No; 7 takes effect Im mediately, but in the case of an old employe it does not take effect Until thirty days after- service. ' 'Service -of .form No. 9 upon the compensation commissioner does not need to be renewed. " In serving form No. 7, on the employe It is not neces sary for1- the employe to sign the same. The : employer simply . fills in the employe's name . and hands." the paper to the employe. The employer should exercise care further to serve this paper on the employe n the presence of a witness or keep a copy thereof. In other, words, he should be in a position to come to a hearing before the commissioner -and prove that- he actually did serve the 'paper upon the employe,',' : j': s- OBITUARY ELIZABETH, D. CAMERON". Many . .sorrowing , relatives r and friends attended the funeral of Eliza beth D.,. wife of John A. Cameron which was held this . morning from her late residence, 5 60 East . Main street at 8:30 o'clock and a -half hour later from St. Mary's li. C. church where a high mass of requiem was sung by Rev. Thomas P. Mulcahy. At the offertory the church rendered, "Pie Jesu." '- After mass . Joseph. Clabby sang "Only Waiting." . As'(the body was being carried from the church the church : choir rendered "Nearer, My God to' Thee." : Among the' beautiful floral pieces which sur rounded the- casket was a standing cross of roses from the firemen, of No. 4's Engine : company. The pall bearers were James .Williams, John Cassidy, James Brennari, Thomas Connery, James Hart and John Coley. Burial was in. St. Michael's cemetery. Hearing Set on Bill To Authorize Bridge (Special to The Farmer.) ' Hartford, Feb. 26 The committee on Roads," Bridges and Rivers will probably set a hearing for next week on the bill for a new State street bridge,-in Westport. " The committee, yesterday, in company with engineers from the state highway department, went tq Westport and ' inspected the present structure which has already been condemned for heavy traffic ' , The committee next week, probably will inspect i Washington bridge, be tween Stratford and Milford and the Stratford avenue bridge In Bridgeport. There is a bill before the committee for the erection of a new Washington bridge, and also for state aid In . the erection of the new Stratford avenue bridge. Unfavorable Report on Rep. Morehouse's Bill (Special to The Farmer.) Hartford, Feb. 26 The House to day on an unfavorable report from the judiciary committee rejected the bill introduced by Representative More house of Stratford ' relative to me chanics ' and sub-cemtractors liens. Representative Peasley 4f .Cheshire speaking for the committee, said the bill was a radical departure from the present law and was unnecessary. Mayor Mitchel officiated at the mar riage ceremony of Carlos Manuel Ces pedes y Quesada, Cuban minister to Washington, and Mme. Laura Ales andri, a native of Italy. - 1 1 flHHf v Hi ftJLl Little jolts pretty v tilings for Spring , - Gretchen and French dresses are vying for little chil dren's favor. . Pure white, with dainty double ruffles; cuter than ever, v ' They are nicely made, to $5. ' Colored dresses are of seersucker j or, hrm chambray. Many are made in combi nation of plain color with plaid. - Middy and Oliver Twist styles have been adapted to these little dresses. 'Some have separate pleated skirts : : ; - x "B ' j : i -i . "'. ' tit . 1 -1 x. ... . a-. , . ax-e eaaier tu lauiiuer axiu nave A special lot of dresses at 59 cents. Excellent plaids arid checks and plain-color chambrays. Ixmg-waisted irench patterns in sizes 2 to , Carriage robes for outing-time are many of them, pique or lawn with embroidered decoration. . Some very attractive ones are kmt or crocheted, $1 to $2. ' Gifts for Baby are newly arrived too. - v ' j - Kewpie rattles, roly , polys, little toys that float in bath, record books, brush and comb sets, novelties to amuse Baby while in the carriage. All these at 50c to $2. And for wear, little crocheted or knitted jackets of pure wnite or white with pink or blue, 50c to $1.25.; ';' ; - " , -- Second floor.' ' . " , r i.r Pretty good book racks--35c; - i Price alone" : ; vo'uld '"ixbt make them notable. But with the price, there goes good appearance and a genuine usefulness Of. even-grained wood In oak finish. 'So made that they fold into little space when not in use. .' t : ,' J :-... Will hold several books and keep all from Injury. .-, Thirty-five cents. ', ; Near Fairfield avenue door. For those clever white coats ! Great soft fine fleecy white woolens to make Spring coats of novelty and style." Pure white in . weave, very' like ratine. But ever so much nicer-than ratine ! Basket-weave fabric lined in to big open plaids by lines of blue or black. ' . Distinctive and handsome; especially ftttedi for Norfolk coats. ' . - $2 and ?2.25 yard. "'.xVeft aasle, rear. ' x r - ' i Home Needs. Limited quantity at special price. . Ozons soap -8 for S5c.' !. ! Inverted gas matles 7c. v Rotary ash sifter with fan, heavy galvanized Iron, -S3. IS. v .-' - Fourth floor. : : - Man of IronDcnan$L35. WhQ was the Man of Iron?. . W - Who is Richard Dehan Author of those two power ful stories Between Two Thieves and One Braver Thing. ' When such a writer writes about such a subject, the book can't fail to be interesting.' v It is .ready now; a big book in size and in interest. ' - ' Other books just ready or of more than usual interest are: ' - - '."' ' - Secret of the Reef Bindloss St. 30. v . "'".:' Good Shepherd -Roland $1.25. .."'-'": ' ". Sword of Youth i-AlIeh Sl-25. - ' - ' . - " s ", r Voice in the Fog McGrath 75c. ' ' Little Sir Galahad Gray- S1.35. " - x ' .- Bride of the Sun' Iieroux $1.25. . , Broke of Covenden Snaith $1.35. ;. 1 -r Maid Melicent OMx $1.25. Martha, of the Mennonite Country Martin ? 1.35. , , At -1:80" a mystery story) Ostrander -SI. 80. : : C O T -a detective story- Natalie Lincoln $1.30. ... i- : m Wisdom of Father Brown Chesterton -SI-SO. ' . . . :, !, The- Blue I4ghts a detective story by Arnold Fredericks SI. 25. . ' H)R BOYS: The Lucky Seventh by Barbour, Finning His Stride by Harbottle, and the Star of Gettysburg by Altsheler -each at SI. 80. ' , Near Fairfield avenue door. ; " : ROWLAND DRY GOODS CO. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT : . HAS NO liEPROSARITIM. The United States Public Health Service is being flooded with letters from .people all over the country' who desire employment as guards, nurses, prettily smocked and T made little folks are going; to look ' ! ' , ;;' - ';" sizes range from 2 to 6, $1.25 , 7 pretty ginghams of crepe, or special styie xoo,- ip to 6. Hair goods rt-'' . -d' f! - -Co 'get switchor transfor mation mat matches and blends with one's own hair; that is sometimes ;jio easj task. " - - , Very complete gathering is now tr be chosen from. Practically all shades are included in each of the lengths. - Care and expertness are both used In making choice. That Is the store's helpful service. - . 20 inch switches 75c- - . . , ' 22 Inch switches SI. 50 '. . .. ., ,24 Inch -switches -2 . - 28 inch (switches S4: ---i- ' -. Transformations of wavy hair, "all around, SI. 25. t . : Hair rolls, 24 inch size, 50c. A; Third floor. : Skirts quickly made for $1. New Spring skirt models are attractive. . They show more fulness, will allow greater freedom, in walking. . They are trim and attractive; have just enough fulness to be graceful. From the new woolens, we win maica these skirts to measure at an added charge of one dollar. ". - Women In a hurry may have them ready for wearing within three or less days! -'. . - Excellent woolens at 75 cents) and a dollar a yard; woolens especially, fitted for skirts. Among the many, black-and-white dbecks- stand ont notably. - A wonder ful collection of about 50 pieces in many sizes of check and in many widths and qualities. - Special values S5o to $1.15 yard. s -.Right aisle, rear. etc., in the "leper colonies." - No leper colonies are maintained by the federal government. Institutions of this character have, however, been established under the control of the respective' state, territorial, ' or in sular authorities, in the following' More ana ; hats Tipperary hats and Scotchy bonnets have been jo in 3-' by new friends.., ;. The sailors have arrived! . - . What sailors they are ; rolling and jolly and thorot: ly-delightful.. 'y: ' : - , -Some are little -ehaps. Some 'are 'quite good size.' Al are genuine, sailors: they 11 win quick- approval. " '. ..... Other new friends are the small poke hats ;' confc for ward over the face gust enough to be doubly.1 charming. All these newcomers are trimmed with a bit of bright ness., '"-..-j ' V-V. ,"!.-'' f""' That brightness may Taea'.tiiiy flower; or several Co . ers. " But the brightness and" the spirit is always prefer, - and pleasing. .- -s - : 1 ' r'" -- - jn ot an are trimmea, oi course, anere is great tux: -1; ih. may be trimmed in exact accord with' one 'a v;i ..1 : which: Second New hair ribbons at 19 cents, , t. : . v ..,. ' Fresh as the cooler air we welcome on unseasonably warm day ; ribbons that will delight big girls and little; 'Dainty "rresden pattern's in soft and beautiful tints. ' - J ti Checks In pink and bine and' red. , . Moire, ribbons in nearly every color. ..Four and a half Inches wide,-just right for hair ribbons,- . . . . jl - - - 19c yd. . i. Zieft of Main street 3oo. " Hand-embroidery ,' has special appeaL Just that little touch w h i c hand - embroidery givesj "makes one's under tteaf . doubly satisfactory. It's such little things that give individuality and de light to apparel, v . " A iilce gathering now. Graceful in modeS. Well made. : Good ; quality. With" the. embroidery in tasteful pat terns." , Gowns SI to $3.50, . V" t Corset covers 60c to $1.26. Chemises $1 to S3. 50. - . . - -; . . Combinations SI to S3. :,i"K-f: -.Wondrousrpretty boudoir oapa - are but 50 cents! Some are-crepe de chine with frill of shadow lace; some; mar quisette with ribbon. Some -have a silk; lining beneath-net.. , ::?": Second floor. .- : : ' . .. . i , . . - Special petticoats of silk 2. . v,i . Of good messaline ; some with jersey tops. v ' In every rich: hue that one'ean think Of, ' almost. ; .... l ,:-'' l ; '-'..! With deep pleated flounces or; wIth fiat .ruffle. "....-. ,. '-""' Bu they are not the Spring full models and that is .why price is so small. - . ".' , .:. : - ' ' ' " i Excellent for wear beneath close skirts," such as the Country. Club, S3. . , ' Second floor. , '. . 7 Tliin.;. summer isilics " ' ' : low priced but, kurry. . Special" offering of those fine thin -silks from J: ; ' is over with the week. -. . v . Women enjoy their coolness and lightness all thr r -the summer; it willbe doubly enjoyable if they are bov : now, at the economies which prevail, and made up , . the quit days of la'te-Winter and early-Spring, t ;; Beautiful white Habutai in many weights and wiI:L , Black Jap silk which is not injured by waterrpe'e; number of widths and qualities. : . Shanghai duck of nice appearance and texture, v. ":... . or black. , J " i , , 7 . 7 - JSimono silks of distinctive Oriental pattern aril c ' " There is saving in each price and prices rane ii 39c to 85c yard. ' ' Center HOWL AND DRY GOODS CC. places:, v. ., . ,' .. San Francisco, Cal., leper home, administered . by the- health officer, San. Francisco,: Cal. - - Louisiana State Leper Home, ad ministered -by the board of control for leper home. New Orleans, - Massachusetts Leper Station,. Penikese. Island, Mass., administered by, the . state , commissioner of health, Boston, Massj . Hawaiian Ieper Colony, Mtvlokal, Hawaii,- administered by the , secre tary, territorial board of A health, Honolulu, T. II. ; ;-..:.' i Philippine Leper Colony; Culion Island, P. I., administered by the di charming : '"" are; ready. ' ' floor. Colored silk - good umbrell2.3--01.Cj. - ors, with firm.irr.mes. ; Red or green or bine or brown; o-c coJor" combined witn' black i.i c!. able' effect. ; - J ?;;.- ; Handles are long of dark wcuJ," tract ively jElnished. . Equally good for sun or rain l.r Center, tor. Novel 'kerchiefs men's, wcinsn's. i- Men's are fine whit e : " with wide border in cSzs. That color is pleasing; not to a vlvi It i made up of stripes of c '.en widths, t M . . f m joiorat.are .blue brown- ana i&v 50c - - . . v - .- ' Women's are very-fine ve'J t. . j. a gossamer. They, too, 'have a wide-"border cl.i- sign, 'Tis made of narrow lines o .; pink blue or tan-r T -cents. - Center a'.r1 s, rear. "' ""1 " Take a peep at hew gloVesr-" ; finished with strap .at v:r::t and have either pi abi 'or , broidered back.,. W".lti v.rJ. tan, $1.50. i rf - x ' ' .' unique' elastic g-thc-red wrist- Z : wiii wash and loo? weli-'aXi --r c! - .- -ing $1.75: " - " " - - "Kegulatto'l'' or s" . -, 1 i doeskin fa-""n v, . one pearl biitri - . at ;$l-60 ri -, . . .j. . 3 black-embr'.-M ' New sand-lit toiOvea.of Tvnx-r j. a j washabXei. , tite Kjcr""-;' " . ; Even sand hues and ti-a L' aCoa w..l become eoiie. But,if th 3 szo.-; O mocha gloves ina'y b was?" 1 fl.h 1. Center aisle, rea-r. - -. aisle, rear. rector of health, Manila, P. L Porto Rico Leper Colony, Cj'f Island, P. R., ..administered by ts;s insular director of . sajiltatioa, r- at Juan, P. R. . The United States" Publio II-lU . Service has no knowletfye of v-irt positions in any of the above : i tioned places. William H. Baker,. chocolate ri,.; factwrer, - died-' at his home in re cuse, . aged 64. -f -. .-..': .. - Mothers' pension bili, frame! f the Wisconsin law.