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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 27, 1915 TI1IISK ,YOUI!G M OPERATED GREAT BURGLAR SYSTEM Youth Charged With Theft of Magnet From Police . Car In Court A. "clean-up"" of burglars, respon sible for nearly a score of minor rob beries was recorded in the city court today when si youths were arraigned before Judge Wilder -One Is charg ed, with stealing the magneto belong ing to the police patrol. Herman Robinson was arrested as he attempted to leave the city by the night, boat more than ; a week ago. The matter has been kept se cret" byfhe' police' while youth after youth, has beer brought into had iuarters and made to confess hia part In the extensive gang work, whicK included scouts to find good places to rob and agents to sell the loot -in- -New TTork.: - :- .- ' j. ; , In the. city court 'today" all were un animous in laying blame for the rob beries to a character named William ferris, now a fugitive from I justice, 15 dward, Randy ke, aged , 18, 'was bound over to the superior. court, -under bonds of $200 for breaking into a. shoe store at 790 Broad street, sev eral weeks ago. ' Herman Robinson, aged' 21 was bound over to the same ourt under similar bonds for stealing tne magneto from the Courtiand ga rage on State street, Feb. .15. r lOIIFIRIHG EEIGfHE L STARTED CLAZI: 111 ;:0RTII EilD GARAGE -Arthur L. Clark So Declares Insir.r.cTJr,drTr-riters . ' Hot FidssJi ZliSi Work , ; insurance -underwriters working on tha building and stock of tho Arthur -U. Clark Oarage company, -widen- was 1 Lirned early this week, uULOtiioed to riay that they will complete their work by next Tuesday. Owing- to tie nature ft the -oods lost to the Ore,' tiey. have r.ot made an estimated, damage calcu lation. '! ' y - - , .. ... v: .5 ' -. ' ? '-. . . v Jtir. Clarke said this monUar that it 'Isas been established tiat tnj blase w caused, by a backfire of a-i engine. Tbi rtr.ark caused Is believed, to have U;'::jid some oil or gasoline J and to have started the disastrous btu. .-;.fj .'Chief ,Moosey said this monJig that lie v. ill not attempt to place the csose t o sjiy -partieuJar circumstancas, as he bptsvei It is impossi ble to drterrriiae. .o cori'pleta f was . the . destrt.ciion of t he top floor that' too traces ,are left Irom which one may Judge. ., ' . ' i ' V 2 - r. Clark declared this morning that he has not yet been able to cetermine the damages and loss in cars burned. OBITUAH -7 -. ft . :: j . : MRS.. EMMA VXEECJ t ' , I. ' ,, Tle fursral of E:nroa, wie of Jo FiTii Loeh, who cied Tlra-a-Jay at the ag a of 33 years, was h jJd from her late borne, C8 MaU. 'street at 2:30 this afternoon. Rev. : J. P. Wagner, pastor of the Summer field M. ' E. church, of which the deceased bad baen a member for the past $0 years, ociated. : The funeral wai largely attended by relatives and ! friends. There were m. great nnmber o f beauti ful floral offerings and the laterment - as in Lake-view cemetery. Mrs. Leech -"-&S widely known and respected and i:s.r death has sorrowed .many. '. v v' r; : .MBS.' KTlEiEH' smiim.;';;;:;--The funeral of Ellen, wife of Cor nelius Sbeehan, which was fc el i from her late residence, 263 Haml avenue a t 8:80 o'cloclt this morning, and from ht. Augustine m R. C . church. at 9 o'clock was largely attended. A del egation was present from tte Wood men circle,- Ivy Grove No. 1 of which Mrs. Sheehan was a, memlxr. ; The reqalem mass -was song by the Her. Jo h a J. Kennedy, the choir of the church ringing the responses. A-number of floral pieces of distinctive bean tv were banked about the casket. The ' i a 11 bearers -were Thomas Co Hey, Pat i rick: Dolan, - Edward , McO-e ranlei jolan, Matthew Daily and John Gax vey. The. interment was Jn St. Mich . ael's cemetery. -..; . I . William Stevens Swezey ; died this morning : at the home of his sister. :3'Irs. I. Blackwood in Tasahua. Mr. ;S:wezsy. who was 71 years of age, was iborn is Babylon, Long Island, and : was the son of W. - B. and Phoebe ' Place Bwezey. i He had spent the past six or eight years with his sister and iv-as well known in Tashua. , Besides 'Sirs. Blackwood, she is survived by another sister, Mrs. Albert Field, also i of Tashua. . . .- - SWEZEt In Tashua. district, Trom hull, Feb. 7, 1915, William Ste : vera Bwesey. aged 7 1 years. Friends are invited to sit end the - funeral at the home of his sister, Mrs. : X. Blackwood. .; Tathua, . on Moadty, March. 1st at 2 o'clock p. za. Burial in Tashua cemetery. - ! . ap HOFFMABTjr In this - city, Feb.; 27.' ' 1415. Carl Hoffmann, aged ;, j60 yeara.' -' ' ;. '' " Friends are Invited to a-ttend the funeral from his lats residence No, . 606 Brooks street, on Monday af ternoon. March . 1 s .At 2:30 p.' m. Interment Kamilylot, Park cem etery.;. 1 . ' r .-, a ' POSITION WAIfTED for; boy, ; 1 years old to learn Plumbing trade. ' Address J. B. Marcus, Stratford; Conn. P. O. B. 628. B 27 d'p 2.500 ASTXVAJJLiS. ' Co-operate with me evenings at home. . Everything L furnished. Don't worry about cap ital. .Boyd H. Brown, Omaha, Neb. . ' . - ap ... a.OST, STRAYED OB STOIdSX a large Maltese cat. answers to the name of r Oliver. Finder will re- ceive liberal - reward by returning parne to 1795 North avenue. - .-'.-:,..- -..: B 2 7 bp VIXI OFPEB Four Watches a first and second priaes to boys and tisirls of 15 year and under. Call :and learn particulars. Boom 100, " "Warner Building Stanton. Music Co. a p ., MRS, STEGLER, IN NOTE TO WILSON, DEFENDS SPOUSE Says Reservist Husband Was Led Into Project for i- Passport Fraud f ; Washington, Feb. 21) President WiU son today received a letter from Mrs. Elichard P. Stegler, wife of the Ger man reservist arrested In New York on a charge of fraudulently obtaining an American passport, declaring that Stegler had - been led into the project by Captain Boy-Ed, German naval at tache here. Mrs. Stegier asked that her husband be set '- free. - Her letter was referred to. the department of Jus tice which Is in charge of the investi gation into the -case. i ; Mrs. Stegler; wrote the President that her husabndr had been promised $150 a month for her support by ! Captain Boy-Sid while ' abroad and that she would ' be given J150 a. month .for -.'-life if he was killed. She declared she had no money now and did not know how she couid support herself unless -,. her husband was released. " :l t "When the e'eret service men came to see my husband," wrote Mrs. Steg ler "he told them the truth, because he wanted ;. everything to be ; known. He could have burned the passports and saved himself from being accused of forgery hut he came right out and told everything.". : ' t Stegler to Plead Guilty. v New ; , "STork, Feb. 27 Attorney Charles H. Orifflths.i counsel for Rich ard P. Stegler, the German reservist now in : the Tombs charged with fraudulently obtaining an American passport, . Indicated today that if his client- should be indicted for con spiracy he" would instruct him to plead guilty , and enter a plea for mercy. ' '.'., . . ... - ".. i , "Stegler has confessed that he con spired to obtain the passport," said Mrv Griffiths, "and a plea of guilty is the logical thing for him to do." The federal grand Jury is expected to take action in the case on Monday. AERO ATTACK HEAR MEUPORT (Continued From First Page.) , consequently, it is without great stra tegic effect on the eastern campaign as a whole. In the west the French continue to cla.ia Advances in the Champagne dis trict with quiet prevailing along' the rest of the line. , The ship building strike is causing some concern in Lon don but - the prompt action of the- government- in ordering the resump tion of work while arbitration is be ing resorted to is expected to settle the dispute. ); waji costs mrauum (LoBdon, Tuesday, Feb. 16.--Corre-spondence of the Associated Press. From January 2& to Feb. 16, 21 days, the British forces in France and Bel gium, had 84 officers, killed and 151 wounded while 25 were reported miss-? This information is conveyed in the official officers' casualty list issued, to day. . . The list shows that the Cold Stream Guards had five , officers, killed and . five wounded, in these . three weeks.'"-. ':,... It is shown ; that Great: Britain, since the beginning of war has had 1,394 'officers killed while 690 have been reported missing. .. i 7 ATTSTIIXA2TS' ADVANCE BEPOSTED CHECKirD London. Feb. 27 -The Austrian ad vance m eastern Galicia . has been checked and - the Bnssians, driving back their opponents,- ; have recap tured Stanislaa and Kolomea says the Evening News in a .telegram 4 from Hertsa, Eumania, 1 ? ; ; - Heavy fighting preceded the recap ture- of these two towns. The Rus sians occupied, Stanialau . yesterday. They attacked the Austrian ' position at Kolomeau. . 'The Austrians offered determined resistance but the Evening News' says, finally were forced to give way. , . - . .. . Although it, has been reported un officially that Austrians had captured Stanislaa as is indicated by the fore going no such admission had been made by the Russian war office. Stan islau, ' situated 75 miles southeast of Lembeg, is a pivotal . point of opera tions. - ' Distinguished Mourners : At Col. Heft Obsequies The simple Episcopal service read "by Rev. Stephen F. Sherman. Jr. rector , of St.- John's P. E. . church, marked the funeral of Colonel Nathan Heft which was held from his late residence 695 Park avenue,- at-, 2:38 this afternoon. - There was no must cal service. :' Some of the most promi nent financiers and railroad men of this part of the country gathered at the service, to do honor to their late friend and Ico-worker. . A great number of ibeautiful floral pieces .were about the casket, many representing the various club and lodges of which the late Coloned was a valued member. -. . , . The body is to be taken to- Green hurg. Pa., where it will be Interred in Moore.: mausoleum, the family vault of Mrs; Heft's relatives. There were no' active bearers. 'The honorary bear ers were: . David .W. Thompson, Gen. Edwin S. Greeley, of New Haven; Isaac W. : Birdsey, Judge Morris B. Beardsley, Henry Atwater , Frank Miller, Samuel H. Wheeler. Dr. Geo. Barrie, of New York city, Edward W. Harral, Jonathan Godfrey. Lewis B. Curtis, Samuel C. Shaw. Evelyn Not Off Her Course, Says G-herardi - Washington -Feb. 27. The first re port of Commander Gherardi, naval attache at Berlin, on the sinking of the Evelyn,; indicates hat the ship was not off her course as was suggested, and was in fact in waters where she should have been safe. HIGHEST COURT PUTS BULWARK ABOUT THE WORKIKGMEH Continued from Page One character and ,its provisions are to he broadly construed in order to ef fectuate its purpose. Bentley's Case, 217 Mass. 79, 80 Panasky's " Case, . 2 1 7 Mass. 689, 592. The originators of these Acts also believed that they would lessen acci dent. Some of the considerations behind them were economic: The hardships and difficulty involved in proving the workman's case, the great waste' m procuring a recovery, the delay. in obtaining . the. relief, the uncertainty oftentimes in determining the cause of the accident, the vastly increased dangers and the imposibility of per sonal supervision by : the . employer under modern conditions of employ ment, and the necessity of the work man accepting ' employment under conditions of Increased danger, " or suffering loss of livelihood. Some' were moral: .. The preven tion of the tendency of some work men to press unfounded claims and of others to exaggerate Just claims, and the tendency j of some employers to defend by means of questionable fair ness. . ,L v.-' Thus the Act 'hy . eliminating ; the proof of negligence, by : minimizing the delay in the award and by mak ing it reasonably certain, seeks to avoid the great waste of the tort ac tion, and to promote hetter feeling between workman and employer, ;: and accepts as an inevitable condition of industry the happening of accident and charges its cost to the industry. . It imposes upon; the employer, pre sumably, his share of a. common loss in a common, industry, r The period of compensation Is limited as a "con cession," it is sa-ia " to expediency, although logically the spirit and purpose of the Act can only . he met by having the' period commensurate with' the period of injury or depend ence, -- -V :, v ; i7;. ;.. .. The Act is elective rather than compulsory in form in order to avoid a claim of its unconstitutionality; in fact.it induces its acceptance by, de priving an employer - of ! more . than five who refuses its-terms of the three common law . defenses, contributory negligence, assumption , of .' risk and fellow servant. - '. The deprivation of an 'employes- un der the circumstances of these defen ces is said to , be "merely a declara tion by the legislature of the . puhlio policy of the state in that regard. Dei berkis v. I Belt Co 261, 111, 454, 464. ::-.,"'' 'i '.r.V.K'i ,;.-".:- Ncitlier employer nor . workman, un less he so choose, comes within , the Act. When both so elect the Act itoe-i comes a part of the contract of em ployment. '',: ., The cei-talnty f the receipt of com pensation for injury1 JoUows the Act., Its procedure contemplates -a epeedy investigation and hearing , toy a com- snissioner without the. formalities of a court and without, as, a general rule, the employment of an attorney.- - ' . . .. It attempts to improve the condition of the workman under modern meth ods of industry toy giving, him, .partial recompense of an injury,; with 'a- result more certain and speedy and less ex pensive than under the former method in tort litigation. , , . If the Act permits each cause to he appealed and tried de. novo in the Su perior Court its objects wil be defeat ed, and more delay, less certainty, and more expense will . ensue to. the claim ant than .with the single trial of the old method.. - . .. ; ' We may lightly . presume that the legislature intended to set' -up a new system, the result of - long agitation, much study and the fullest publicity. and then deliberately in the very Act creating Its new system pull down the work of its-hands. 5V -". , j Compensation Acts have had a com mon origin and a common history and The great majority of the, twenty-four thus far enacted in, our . states bear close resemblance to each other in es sential features. .. , . In only three of the twenty-four, we believe, is a, retrial of Issues of fact permitted on appeal - from an award. And unless the Acts have expressly given a retrial; the courts have con strued them to Intend the contrary, j -tTLgeon s erase, 216 .ass., 51, 62. . v Donovan's Case, 217 Mass., 76. 79. Herrick's Case, 217 Mass., Ill, 112. -x " Bentley's Case, 217, -Mass, 79, 80. Main Colliery Co. v. Davies, 16 T.' "Li. Bi., 460. ' Butterworth W. C. C, Vol. 2, j. 108. wor i Act was undoubtedly . passed with full knowledge of other similar Acts of common purpose. A uniformi ty of construction of provisions similar to ours, and essenial to its life, while not conclusive is certainly a presuasive reason lor similarly construing our Act - : - . -':v-':.:::'-:: 'V' - If the Commissioner is a court, the legislature can confer upon the ' Supe rior Court appellate Judisdlction of his nndings and awards; hut if the is an executive offlcer, engaged in adminis trative duties' it cannot confer antiel- late Jurisdiction . of - his findings and awards. Moynihan's Appeal, 75 Conn.. 358, 360. .- v-,v If the Commissioner was a court hia appointment by the Governor and not y the General Assembly was in vio lation of Article Fifth our Constitu tion. : '.;.:. : . . .. State ex rel. v. Creamer, 97 N. ,E., 603, 7 ; 85 Ohio, 849, 400. Some of the duties , devolving uoon the Commissioner are quasi Judicial ana some are wnouy executive or ad mimstratlve. H determines facts upon, the classes of evidence allowed and applies the law to the facts found and renders Judgment; which affects the property rights of litigants -before mm, ana may be enforced bv execu tion issued as of course out of the Su perior Court. He may , hear the appll cant at his residence. : He proceeds to hearing without pleadings and with otu regard to the ordinary rules of ev idence. He may make his f Inquiry """"6" umi iQr wnrxen ana printed records nest calculated to ascertain tne suDstantial rights , of the parties. He reecives; files and transmits all no. tices required by the Act He super vises agreements made between the employer and his workmen. . He is the adviser of all and the umpire between the disputants. Such a tribunal clear ly is not a court. DECISIOX 4 It may well be that the case trior! before the Commissioner may be a very different one from that tried be- rore the Court if on appeal the case is retried on the r facts. ; Evidence which may have satisfied the Commis sioner may not under the rules of evi dence be admitted - in the Superior Court.' So that the conclusion of the Commissioner may be reached upon an entirely different basis of fact from , thiit the Superior Court could take The procedure of each tribunal is : greatly variant. 1 We may not believe that the Gen eral Assembly: intended one form of trial and. one. set pf .facts before the Commissioner and quite a", different i set of facts and mode of trial before the Superior Court.. For such 'course would impair the purposes and nulli fy the benefits of the Acts. While the Act is silent as -to the questions which the appeal may raise Its im plications are really as expressive as words An "Appeal" from an administra tive official or board to the Superior Court is a familiar remedy in our statute law. We hold such "Appeal" to be an original application to the Su perior voun -to- exercise its appro priate Judicial : power . in respect to acts done hy the administrative tribu nal in excess of Its power, or in the unlawful abuse of that power. Moyni han's Appeil, 76 Conn. 858. When the finding and award of the Commissioner appealed from are un authorized in law, irregular, or in formal, or' based upon a misconcep tion, of the law, or of the powers or duty .of - the administrative tribunal, or . are so unreasonable as to Justify Judicial interference' we may on ap peal set aside the award. Morton vs. N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co., 84 Conn. 24, 35. - ;, . . : L. :' We cannot set aside the award on other grounds., ; We cannot retry the facts. The theory of ; such "Appeals' and our practice relating to them has not sanctioned such course. . v The trial, court pertinently pointed out the resemblance. of our proceed ing before an arbitrator to the pro ceeding, before the Commissioner, in the agreement of the parties to sub mit their differences, in the procedure on the hearings and In .the award. ,,: The court will not upon remon strance to thei award , re-determine facts, similarly the court will not upon appeal from the award ' of the Com missioner re-determine the facts. The respondent points out certain words in the Act which it-asserts-sup ports its claim ; that' the . General As sembly intended to have a trial de novo on appeal., . V.. Thus, section . 27 provides that all such appeals "shall ' be privileged in respect to their assignment for trial." It is said by "trial" is- meant a. trial of facts in the Superior Court. v; Our statutes do not as a rule use the- wprd trial .with such technical nicety. . A similar, use to the one: un der consideration ,- Is found in G. '. S. Sec. '2660. Trial when used in- our statutes does , hot-necessarily ' mean-, a hearing on the facts.' '' .ft '-'--i f i:,-- Thus,', in Part B. Sec 26, if no ap peal : is taken WJthln ten days after the deelsion - jof ; the Commissioner said flndingCand award-shall: be fin al," and the respondent claims that the . necessary ' corollary of rthis, pro vision is that if .such appeal is taken the "finding- and award''-- shall not be final. But we -think the true corol lary is that the finding .and award may not be; final if some substantial error of law has been found on appeal, oth erwise it will be. 1 " , " t . Thus, Part B, See.' 2 provides that employees- and employer accepting the Act waive' ' certain rights "in cluding' the right, y of ' Jury ft trial ' on all ; questions ; " affecting compensa tion,' and as no right to Jury trial exists in a hearing: before' an admin istrative board the right of trial by Jury must refer to the hearing ' on appeal in the Superior Court. , - In our viewtM waa an: unneces sary-Provision.:- but; one' nsed hr i the General 'Assembly through . an bun- dance of caution to guard against a possible constitutional ; objection, thereby preventing, delays and ap peals. , (...- V A further claim .suggests mat since the act does not provide for a. detail ed finding of facts, nor for the se paration off questions of fact and law it would be seldom possible to have a ruling on questions, ox law reviewed on, appeal. . . '.."-:! ..7 '.- ' .Under our interpretation tn nna- ine 1 and award must give all facts essential ,' to the case in hand, and such . questions of law as were ruled upon hy the Commissioner- and such as were made by the appellant. No other ' or' further detailed finding is required.- ' .:'.'!...,. The 'finding or section 2 6 means a finding in the - sense In-, which . that term is used in our statutes, requir ing : finding of the j facts , upon which the Judgment is based, G. B. Sections 759, 763. -We come then to the second ques tion, did the court err In overruling the' anpellant'8 claim f that upon the finding and evidence, as; matter or law, the claimant was not a depends ant? The Act, ' section 48 defines a de pendent by specifying the classes to which the dependent must belong and by confining dependents - to those members of these classes who were wholly or partially dependent upon the earnings of the employee at the time of the injury. It conclusively presumes .certain persona standing in a certain relation to a deceased em ployee to be totally dependent. ' "In all other cases questions of de pendency, . total or ; partjal shall ' be determined in; accordance with the f act,L as the fact may be at the time of the injury." .Section 10. Questions of dependency are thus hy the Act made" questions' of; fact : " Had the Act not definitely settled this point we should have inclined to this view "both on reason and au thority; t -v . - . 1 . - Herrick's Case, 217 AEassT 111, 112: Main Colliery Co. v. Davies, (1901) A. C SbS. ..-;-,., :. v t - The ultimate -question is tneappu cation of the proper standard to the. zacts louna. ' We may review the standard ap plied; we cannot review the - facts found - except in those instances in which our law permits such review. S In this case there was ; evidence that the deceased contributed to the support of his mother and, that she,' while not immediately dependent for sustenance, upon such contributions was because' of advancing years, con dition of mind, lack of regular em ployment and of "property, liable to become - dependent.. ' ' ' - ' , : ; We cannot hold, as matter , of law. that this v evidence did not tend , to prove that the mother had 1 been re ceiving support from- her deceased son and was not partially dependent upon him. Nor can we hold, as mat ter ,01 J law, 'hat , evidence such as this did not 'tend to prove a condi tion 01 partial aepenaency. . .A" dependent under the Act is not necessarily one to whom the contri butions of the injured or deceased workman are necessary to his' or her support of life;' the, test is, whether the contributions were relied upon by the dependent for his or her means of living judging this by the class and position in life of the depen dent. -i 1 . Ho wells v. Vinan & Sons, 85 X.. T. 529:' ;. - Bradbury's Workman's Compensa tion, Vol. 1 n. 573. - r Partial dependency may exist though the contributions be at Irregular in tervals and In irregular amounts, and though the ' dependent have other means of support. Bradbury's Work man's Compensation, Vol. 1, p. 574. ;, Dependency is thus in-each-case a fact to be determined..'- Main Colliery CO. (Ltd-J v. Davies, 16 T. R." 460. The record does not disclose that the Commissioner applied a standard of dependency other than that re quired and contemplated by the Act. We cannot review conclusions of fact made by a Commissioner which merely concern the weight of evidence and the credibility of witnesses. - And rulings of this character are the only ones involved in the decision of-the partial dependency of this claimant. If the commissioner had found facts which might materially , have Influ enced his decision, without evidence. or the subordinate facts found neither legally nor logically supported the ulti mate fact, or the-Commissioner ; had refused to consider facts which would have been -relevant to his decision and Which the record did not show had not affected . the decision, he would have committed an error of law and his ruling or , decision been review able. Such is not this case. ' . ' Gray's Appeal, 80 Conn. 248, 251: Brown v. Clark, 80 Conn. 419, 423. The third question upon the appeal is Whether the Commissioner erred in making an award of five dollars a week in a case in which the depend ency, did not approximate that sum. This claim' is rested upon the pro positions that the contributions to es tablish a condition of dependency must have been necessary to the sustenance of the dependent, and must have been substantial, which in this sense is said to mean an approximation to the minimum amount set in the statute. , . .We have already held that partial dependency, may exist although "the alleged dependent could have subsist ed without the contributions of : the deceased.'. -: -; There Is nothing in the. Act from which it must be inferred that the contributions must , approximate the minimum amount set -by the Act. Section 9 of the Act, provides that. the compensation payable on account of death resulting from injuries shall in no case be more than ten dollars or less than five dollars weekly." - The General Assembly has thus inJ explicit - terms , made the . minimum weekly - payment on account of death from injuries five dollars. Considera tions or public policy dictated the adoption of this minimum: its wisdom is not our concern. A minimum might oe adopted which would plainly vio late constitutional rights of property; that Objection has not been .and can not oe made to this provision J. here is no error. ., BUCKIIIGIIAr. WILL LECTURE BEFORE FAIRFIELD CLUB Civic Association to Hear of of Application of Com i ( pensation Iaw ' i" (Special to The Farmer.) Fairfield, Feb. 27. The Fairfield Civic and Social ; Betterment associa tion will hold a banquet on Monday evening at the TJnquowa hotel, Fair field. Ex-Mayor Edward T, Bucking ham of . Bridgeport will be the princl pal speaker. Bis talk will be on du ties, as '.compensation ; - commissioner. The officials of the town have' been invited. Before the banquet a bust nesa session will - take place. Re ports will be made from the commit tees appointed to investigate public on needed improvements. : A musical program and other entertainment has been arranged! - - This association has already achieved Much good. It was through, their secretary,- W. M. Red field that a number of -new oil lamps have - been installed at the local de pot to replace those inadequate for use. . . -.'j.- - -.'- No new cases of rabies has been re ported to the Health officer Colonel Valery Eavard and it is thought that no " more , ' will V develop. However, Jeffery O. Phelps, Commissioner of Domestlo animals has sent Dog War den LeEoy P. Beach a set of rules regarding dogs id the town limits of Fairfield, i' The provisions are that all dogs known to have been bitten by rabid canines are' to be shot , at once and all showing any symptoms of rabies shall . be quarantined, until the dog warden shall see fit to re lease them. . All dogs must be muz zled for 90 days. All dogs not prop erly confined or muzzled will be shot at once. . 3very person who violates the rules shall be liable to a fine of seven -dollars. ::;v' v'. -' , Charles O. i Jelliff, ' the . principal owner of the C. O. Jelliff corporation, the thriving wire Industry of the town died : yesterday at his home after a long sickness with chronic bronchi tis, 'f, Mr. Jelliff was 67 years of age. was born in Georgetown, Conn and was the son of Mr. and Mrs.' Aaron Jelliff of that town.. As a young man he moved to Baugatuck and con ducted a grocery business for a num ber, of years.. About 35 years ago he decided to open a small shop In the town. . Shortly after a corporation was formed by him and has grown ex tensively . since that time. The de ceased was a staunch and active com municant: of the Methodist , church. For 22 years he served as the super intendent of the Sunday school , Me was vice-president . o the Southport Savings . bank arid. ; secretary" of, the Bequot library association.: Mr. J el lift was a. member of the . Southport "Volunteer Fire department. . He was a member of Temple Lodge, No. 65 F. & A, M., and was one of the oldest and most prominent of the lodge. -He is survived by a widow, one daughter, Mrs. M. Robert Berry of this town, a sister. Mrs. Nathan Nutting of Berke ley, Cal., two nephews, George ; Jel liff of New Canaan and Herbert Nut ting of Berkeley; and two nieces, Mrs. W. E. Osborne of Westport and Miss Eva Jelliff of Saugatuck. GEORGE AOTPPE, NOTED . THEATRICAXj CIUTIO, DEAD V London, ..Feb. 27. George Ayliffe. famous theatrical critic, is dead at his home on the Thames, aged 90 years. As a boy Mr. Ayliffe was a great fa vorite of King William IV, who by royal decree gave him permission to fly his kite in Burghey Park, where he was the playmate of Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar. , STOBK IN OOATES HOME The. home of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Coates of Fairfield was gladdened ear ly today . by arrival of an 11 pound baby boy. Mr. Coates is one of the lineotype - staff of The Farmer and prominent in organized labor circles. He is receiving the congratulations, of i friends today. ROWLAND'S, Entrances In Main Street, Fairfield Arenna, and Camion Etcec& Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1915. , Tust $1 ular cask price with no interest charges or extra cost of any sort." All there, is to pay is paid in small sums at convenient intervals: Howland sewing-machines are of hieh-srrade nr. ial. The machines run smoothly and quietly., They ,i ill 'do every sort of home sewing with speed and satisfaction. Each machine is guaranteed for a term of years, guaran teed to .withstand wear and tear and do its work prop erlj promptly, and well. ; ' , ". According to type, cost is $15 to $39. ' 1 ' With that price, liberal fered,to all folks who are : y l Investigate. ..Test a . machine. Grasp opporti - ; ,'.;:: Third floor. i ? 1.-;.-; Contrary IMary. ' a new love story by Templa Eailcy. Ready Monday, this ne w story by the auilur Glory of Youth strikes a cheerful delighting note. It is an old-fashioned love story with a modem r ' -mosphere. The heroine is a girl who turned, as Ma f-'c . an easy life to work and thorough independence. Jlaybo she was contrary; maybe she was simply preparing 1 cr self for helping the One-Man who most needed her help. ' It is all worth reading and it is all given addttT rp peal by beautiful illustrations in color by 'Phjlip Hell, "i, : " ' Ready here Monday -$1.25. - . ' :-:-, :, -: Near Fairfield avenue door. - , - - HOWLAND DRY GOODS STRATFORD HIRES (!E7 SUPERVISING PRIIICIPAL AT $950 : (Special to The Farmer.) , Stratfordd. (Feb. 27. A supervising principal for the Franklin school has been procured by the Stratford town school committee. Merrill Payne, a. graduate of Oark'a college, was r ap pointed last nignt at a special meet ing of the committee to trie.-.position. His salary 'will be $960. ' Members of the committee are elated iatttheir. snc in rhtilna- vl sunervising prin- m1 itvii uhJatv. Pavne will take charge of the Franklin school Septem ber 1. - - y-ii r" -i. BICYCIaE THIEVES IIT . BIHDGEPOUT ACTIVE llany Yheels Stolen During Last 24 Hours Organ- " '-y-1':. " ' i-'W' A gang of hicycle thieve who ap parently entered Bridgeport yester day afternoon , have operated -- with daring actions- during the last - 24 hours. The police believe that they are part of a state-wide organisation who have worked in other cities. - The following wheels were reported stolen since 2' o'clock yesterday af ternoon: Charles Lommltier, Erto OhHn. William Contey, 375 Gregory street, J. H. Van Tork. Jr. 280 Lenox avenue; George Loomls, W hitney avenue;Harry teLorra, 1S87 State street r v OBITUARY MRS. ANNA AIJIBIGHT Numerous friends and relatives of Mrs. A. Albright, who died on Thurs day, aged ' 82,attended the, funeral which was held from her late home. 248 Brooks street at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Albright was one of the oldest-members of the German M. E church. There were a great many beautiful floral pieces. The interment was in the family plot in Park ceme tery... -; .. - "'-'.:' .. v--. ,!. .'- CHARLES J. HASTE - The funeral - of Charles J, Haste, whose death occurred on Wednesday was held ffom Trinity Episcopal church at Broad street and Fairfield avenue at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. O. W. Areson, rector of the ehurch, officiated at the funeral. The funeral aj largely attended and there were many beautiful floral pieces. The interment was in Lakeview cemetery. The "Weatlior: Fair toni.lit r.id Sunday, northwest winds. sends; Ho wland mackine koine' . The membersMp fee of the Howland. se-wing -". machine '. club is $1. Just as soon as it . is paid,, a member is entitled to have a machine delivered at her home. -. ; ; ,' ; That ; membership 'fee is applied at once on the prieo of the machine which L:.. been " chosen. For illus tration; if a Reliance at C-" is chosen there is left a 1 fi ance of $24 to be paid in small stated sums. .. A member of the club buys a machine' at the store's icg- is the usual price and thi terms of payment are ncn admitted to the "club. CUlilt" (10 STATE st;:: BRIDGE FOR m m m f s i I Jrn OHM F Opposed to Ctn:ci"ro : Or Any Other Tiiaa-'w'c1 , lops City Plan r : " ' - . "I am.. opposed to a f-i bridge now. or at any other t "' t Mayor Wilson today whn &i . v Farmer reporter for his cpini i c x report which" City Planner Jc n A. ? len has submitted to the Cicy I i; commission and a. resume of v was published exclusively ir. tr e i: ...x : er yesterday.. . . ... . "I don't think the State e- t 'c. is needed, "continued the rr j yo . ' the proper i bridea aad - j ro' r proaches are built at fctratr'-.r av we will take care of the tr-' c i and to this city over. the Pc i river at this point for, many y -come." . .-',. ... . . Mayor: Wilson said -he hod nfl j seen the report which had ibeeo. ec mitted to the City -.Planning Cj - -" sion,-. therefore waa not .pre r -discuss . any of lta.. provi.Tton8. . r . widening end extension of Wa f John Sts.rThe proposition,..to e Beers street in the North Fol r other .'things' proposed Ssy thj C" Planning Commission the mayr i"''-'. not discuss. i.r:-.:-v" Although- the city." T'lannlcsr c mission:, did not recommend it, t mayor is in favor of extending bro; street toy - tunneling through ti-e 1 under Golden Hill street. . The in.. said that any plan which woui-I n- -lish permanent building linoa and building code that would prevent t erection of one story shacks la c -able business locations -won' d r- with his approval.- . -, ,; Masked Men Hold Up Resident of Ilorth Bridgeport at irij!it, Another hold-up by Masked ne groes -was today reported, te the po lices Richard Helmann. of Chopsey Hill road, says he was returning home on the road at 6 o'clock Thurs day night when two men approach ed him and ordered him to hold hia hands aloft. ...... He was relieved of a watch upon which he has plaxred no specific value and $1 in money. The polices believe that these are the same men who recently held up a man on Highland avenue in, a similar manner. ' Hancock Consolidated Mine t ; umet, Mich, idle nftlen 'raontl ing the last two years will re - l' erations within a fortnight.