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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 9, 1916
r.lOVIE "AD". 0
LIBRARY IN N. Y.
rSTARTLES FOLKS
Police Can't Find Anyone
; : But Press Agent and Hold
Him Irresponsible. .
New Tork. Feb. 9 "Well, that's the
limit. 1 They plaster the countryside
' with screaming posters; they disfigure
I"1 the streets with advertising- crimes in
" color, and now.they slap us In the face
with that hideosity." .
So wailed an, angered, elderly citi
' sen talcing his constitutional between
4 cltrbs In Fifth avenue last evening, as
ho pointed to the brilliant sign of the
j more or less well known ana now
better known (name elided toy
f advertising' censor) motion picture
manufacturing company displayed on
the Fifth avenue side of the Public
! Library "'building. .
The sign was gorgeous ana giarms.
On a field of bright blue. ,was ' the
name of the picture company in bold
letters of white. '"','
' "Something ought to be done about
It," grumbled the citizen as he passed
on. 'V-' '
" Other citizens saw the offensive sign
and exclaimed In wonder that';"such a
.thing" should be allowed. ""What
are we coming to?" some one said.
One Indignant woman said that she
would "write to the paper about it,"
and another promised to tell a friend
of hers who was a friend of a man
who had met the mayor's secretary.
Even (the stone lions guarding the
avenue entrance divined that some
thing was i wrong and tured to stare
at the Imitation of Broadway.' .
The sign, which seemed to have
'been painted . upon the hitherto un
blemished Library, building and then
illuminated was first seen shortly af
ter dark, and from that time on every
citizen whose eyes it offended remark
ed upon the atrocity, i ' v . , !
. By 7 o'clock the". "Fifth avenue
crowds had begun, to thin, so there
was little left for the sign to ac
complish. About that time the tele
phone in the office of John H. Fedler,
superintendent of the building at 485
Fifth avenue, opposite the Library,
rang and a man's voice told the su
perintendent about, the sign and said
that possibly an investigation in the
office of the advertised motion picture
company on the ninth floor of the
building would reveal the origin of
the sign and also, possibly, a violation
of the law, prohibiting -the . deface
ment of public buildings with ad
vertisements. ' ' !
Fedler went to the night floor and
found' no one but a .telephone girl,
j who denied knowledge of the sign.
But the superintendent went through
I the rooms of the office, and in a win-
t do w facing the, library found a power
i ful projector lantern, and in the lan'
1 tern a blue slide with, a border or
j white and the name of the company
j in the middle, , He withdrew the slide
and the. sign on the library dlsappear
1 ed,-to lie replaced by - a bright rec
' tangle of light. . ,
- So the sign was really not painted
t on the library at all, but was only re
flected fromthe .white, wall. This dis
covery: transferred responsibility from
the guardians of the library to the
guardian of the office building", . who
was Fedler. The superintendent hur
ried to the street and found -Police
i Sergeant Gunn and Policeman Nikly,
to ' whom he made complaint. The
policeman ' went to: the. offices of the
motion picture company and, after an
argument with the telephone girl and
a wait., received there a man who
confessed that he was- employed in the
office, and belonged, to that ubiquitous
and futile species of public nuisances
' commdhly-: known andj avoided as
j . Of course he: knew nothing about
j the sign, of course, he had not put
the lantern in the window, " and of
; course he was very . much surprised
j that .any one' should seek publicity
' through the defacement of a noble
r building, - : " '"
But Fedler; as he talked to the man,
thought :his voice isounded -strangely
like the voice he had heard over the
telephone. "' He so informed Policeman
Kikly, who, adumbrating his future
abandonment of a uniform for a de
tective's disguise of thick-soled shoes
and a loud necktie, exclaimed:
; Ah, ha! Preifs agent lights lan
i tern-and projects sign... People pass
i lng see sign and become familiar with
the name of '- company. Crowds go
and no one is left to see ,- the sign.
Press ' agents wants : more publicity.
Looks up statutes and finds that fine
for advertising on public buildings is
$10. Publicity iDrougn arrest ana
court trial '- wprth $10. . Press agent,
impersonating, indignant citizen, com
plains to superintendent. , Ah, ha!"
The police were unable to find any
responsible person at the motion pic
ture company's offices they did not
consider the press agent responsible
so they went away, saying that they
would- be back in the morning to ar
rest some one, the- president er man
ager of -tbevcompany' Also they prom---
ised 'to report the offense to the di
rectors of "the library. " ',
BUILDING PERMITS
- Eleven building permits, the aggre
igate cost of the buildings to be $67,-
450, were granted by the building
commissioners at their meeting last
night. The. permits were: .
- Store front, west sid at. 25 Middle
street, .Tor Robert M. Judson.
Boiler house extension on north side
of Congress street, for the United Il
luminating Col"
One-story frame addition to house
. Colorado and Railroad avenues, for
, Edward E. Chappen.
Private frame garage, east side of
Main street, for F. P. Keller, v
Six-room frame cottage, ' west side
of Morningslde 'avenue, for Spargo
& Winters.' '" '.' .-'" '
One-story frame barn and shed,
north side of 683 Ogden street for
Frank C. Pagan. '.,;.'. '-"'''
Cellar wall, east side of Booth street
for Pell and Catjrina. Martuccl.
Roof over veranda, west t side , of
Park avenue, for Donato Caserio and
wife. - ,
" Brick' building, east side of 566
Broad street, for Stephen Wilson.
Alteration to dwelling, east side of
Noble avenue, for Mrs, Maria E. Mc
! Elroy.'
Persian forces defeated the Rus
sians near MuendzlL ... 1 :
B - UNION LABEL HATS V -BUS"
ISTORD BROTHERS USE
X EtO Side and West End E
AMERICAN SURGEON PERFORMS
iORETHAN 3,000
CLOSE TO THE FIGHTING LINE
Dr. Eugene Hurd Succors Wounded Russian Soldiers As
Artillery Roars Around Him Czar's Fighters
Pay Him Deserved Homage.
- Petrograd, . Feb. 9. -More than 3,
000 surgical operations, most of them
! close to the fighting line and with
the roar of artillery in his ears,; Is the
past year's record of Dr. Eugene Hurd
until recently the only American sur
geon1 at the front . with .the Russian
forces. - Dr. Hurd is chief surgeon In
charge of the Twenty-Ninth", kiiowrt as
the "Grodno Nobility" , Flying Col
umn. ,- He has the rank .of colonel in
the . regular army.' His physique he
stands six feet three; inches1 in height
and weighs 225 pounds -makes him a
conspicuous figure, even;' among, the
big -f ellows of the .- Siberian Corps
among whom he works.. . ,- He has ac
-quired a reputation among, the simple
minded;, soldiers for doing -the impos
ed bile. -'- A soldier returning from the
hospital told his fellows that the- "big
American surgeon could take a hand
that had., been shot off; patch it together-
and put it hack on' good as
new."-' ..". - . '-r-- K --.
Hurd has been . 'reported several
times killed, wounded or missing. He
has made a "number of. hurried get
aways, . but he has ..always, turned up
with his outfit when the' smoke clear
ed. His column" was outfitted by the
noble families of Grodno "soon after
the outbreak of the war.:; " Then they
looked about , for a surgeon to take
charge. . About that time Hurd, who
was in Seattle, K was .offering his ser
vices to Russia. Through the - Rus
sian consul in Seattle his offer was
accepted and he sailed on November
28. for Vladivostok. ; He was at once
sent to Grodno with a contract ,to
serve during the term of the war. He
believed he was giving his services
gratis, but several months later, when
he had time to have his contract tran
slated, , he found that he was to re
ceive 400 roubles monthly.
. His first taste of battle was on Grod
no front. On the retreat of the Rus
sian army last summer Hurd narrow
ly escaped an involuntary ; transfer
of -his activities to the German Side.
After a twenty-hour stretch of hard
work he was ordered to retire by night
to Drani. '-At three o'clock in the
morning he had reached an estate' six
miles from that point and there he
decided to rest until daylight. When
preparing to resume his journey ,the
following morning he found the stable
yard full of Russian cavalry horses,
some of them wounded. A Russian
soldier informed him that' Orani had
been captured by the Germans early
In the i morning and that they were
approaching less than two miles away.
He . made" a hurried . exit southward
through ssand dunes where Napoleon
lost his transports on the retreat from
Moscow; . . Until four o'clock in the af
ternoon; when he reached new Rus
sian position he was between the hos
tile lines uncertain1 as to the' location
JUDGE; THOMAS'
DECISION SAVES
HATTERS30,O0Q
Interest on Attached Accounts
; : Goes to Labor Men, Not .
. - Loc we & Co.
. V-' " . . - J - ' - - ' ' V" - ''" , -,;
Hartford, Feb. 9 Judge Edwin S.
Thomas in the Federal district court,
released yesterday to 180 of the Dan
bury hatters Involved ifa. the- old boy
cott of P. E. , Loewe & Son, $30,000
interest on their savings hank "ac
counts, which has accumulated since
thedr. savings .-were attached by (the
manufacturers thirteen years ago.
This .sum will practically "complete
the amount needed to save the hatters"
homes from .being sold to satisfy the
judgment of $252,130, awarded to the
manufacturers. Organized labor
throughout the United States recently
undertook to raise' the entire sum by
sufbscription,; and ' the amount thjis
raised is said to, be about $30,000
short. " i. '-- .
D. .E. Loewe & Co., claimed the in
terest.' Judge Thomas ruled the de
positors were -entitled to that profit,
as they would have had to stand losses
had their investments turned out
badly. ' . , - A
LAYMEN'S LEAGUE OF
CHRIST CHURCH GETS c
LOTS FOR CAMPING
x (Special to The -Farmer.) : . 1
Stratford, Feb. 9 At the monthly
meeting' ' of the members of the Lay
men's League club of Christ Episcopal
church held last ! evening it .was an
nounced that Charles ' L. Hansom, a
real estate promoter, ; who owns a
large amount of real estate at Myrtle
Beach, has Informed Secretary George
Sheltbn of - the organization that he
will give the, club two lcjts at the
beach for camping purposes. A com
mittee of three, comprising Walter
Wheeler, Charles Judson and Harry
A. Bumes, were appointed to select
any two lots they may desire." -There
are now 88 members 'in the organiza
tion. About 60 attended the meeting. !
Announcement was made today of
the marriage of Miss Mae Root,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Root
of -637 King street, to Henry Kroder,
of Bridgeport, formerly of Brooklyn,
N. Y. Rev. Michael J- O'Connor, pas
tor of St. James' Roman Catholic
church, solemnized the marriage.
More than 125 persons attended the
mass meeting of the - Strtaford
Woman's Suffrage association held last
evening at Red Men's hall, Church
street. The speaker of the evening
was Miss Helen Todd of California.
Her subject was "How Woman's Suf
frage Worked in California." Miss
Todd is an interesting and convincting
speaker and many of her remarks
elicited much applause. Mrs. Samuel
C. Shaw of Bridgeport was chairman
of the -evening. Owing to the recent
death In the family of Representative
Ivan P. Morehouse he was unable to
speak. .-. Those who had charge of the
affair were: Mrs. Charles Lovell, Mrs.
H. LeRoy Lewia, Miss .Edith Hastings
and Miss Maude Hull.-
OPERATION:
of either army.
At another time the German cav
alry broke through the Russian lines
before Hurd was aware of the fact
and. had. cut his field telephone. They
passed his operating base, evidently
believing his capture assured on their
return. But the American doctor
harnessed his horses and with his op
erating force made a break for the re
tiring Russian army. The Germans
turned a battery on him and with
shells bursting all around him he gal
loped his teams over the crest of a
hill .and eventually made his way. to
safety.'-,-.':-';-'
Dr. Hurd works customarily about a
mile baek of the trenches in line with
the light artillery and in front of and
under, theheavy batteries.
VI believe the Russian soldier to be
the best in the world," he said, on a
recent visit to Petrograd, his third
brief absence from the trenches in
more than a year. "The Russian is
a fatalist, , is absolutely fearless, Will
ing to attack under any conditions, and
is an expert with the bayonet, his fa
vorite weapon. I am convinced that
the Germans lost twenty men to our
one on the retreat last summer.
. ."A new form of trench bomb, filled
with an acid that acts like vitriol is
the last element we have had to con
tend with. The effects is fatal if tne
fumes are inhaled, and the least effect
is to produce total and permanent
blindness. ..These bombs are fired ac
close range and ' explode on contact.
From one to seven men are affected
where the explosion occurs among
man unprotected by respirators. Of
ten the men have not. time to aejust
their respirators -in time to escape.
"A remarkable thing that I have
observed is the number of cases of
frozen feet among German prisoners,
while I have yet to treat the first Rus
sian for that trouble. The reason is
that the Germans wear close fitting
boots, while the Russian boot is large
and in place of socks he winds his feet
in yards of woolen cloths. The boots
are water-tight. , -. One seldom finds a
Russian soldier with wet feet. An
other thing; the Russian trenches are
deep enough and wide enough that
the men may stand and "move about.
Trenchrfoot' due to cramped posi
tions and impaired circulation, is un
known among our soldiers. '.'."
"I insist upon rigid discipline in my
cirps ' of assistants, and through a
system of packing and handling which
I have devised,1 1 can break camp and
be . on the move , within twenty min
utes, ' or' I -tan unlimber . and begin
an operation within ten minutes upon
arrival."
The only other American surgeon at
the ; Russian front - is Malcolm Grow,
recently made surgeon of the Twenty-
First Flyin column with another; Si
berian corps. s .' . .- - ' - '
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
. Mrs. Pudley Morris and her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Louis S. Morris, will en
tertain at a tea Friday afternoon at
the new residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Pudley Morris on Linden avenue. This
will be .the first time that the home
has been opened for entertaining..
About 400 persons have, been invited
to. call. Pansies, daffodils. Jonquils
and other spring flowers will decorate
the rooms. The reception will be from
4 until o'clock. . At 7:30 a supper will
be served to those assisting the hos
tess and, a few additional guests, and
dancing will follow during the even
ing. Mrs. William, J. vGrippin and Mrs.
William Webb will preside at the tea
table, Mrs. William A. Grippin and
Mrs. Robert S. "Hincka will help wel
come the guests .and Mrs. Robert Mor
ris of j Milofrd,. Mrs. Horace B. Mer
Win, Mrs. DeVer C. Warner, Mtes Em
ily Sanford and Miss, Alice Pierce will
assist in the dining room.
' All leather ki Austria-Hungary has
been confiscated by the-government.
Two men were seriously burned
while fighting an-, oil fire at Humble,
Tex., which caused $30,000 damage. .';
I HAIR COMING OUT?
Dandruff causes a f everish irritation
of the scalp, the hair roots shrink,
loosen and then the hair comes out
fast. To stop falling hair at once and
rid the scalp of every particle of dan
druff, get a 25-cent bottle of 3anderine
at any drug store, pour a little in your
hand and rub it "into the scalp. After
a few applications the hair stops com
ing out and you can't find any dan
druff. Adv.
YOUR SICK CHILD
IS CONSTIPATED !
; LOOK AT TONGUE
If cross, -feverish, or bilious
give "California Syrup
of Figs."
No matter what -ails ' your child, a
gentle, thorough laxative should al
ways be the first treatment given.
If your little Jone is out-of-sorts,
half sick, isn't resting, eating and act
ing naturally look. Mother! see if
tongue is coated. This is a sure sign
that it's little stomach, liver and
bowels are clogged with waste. When
cross, irritable, feverish, stomach sour,
breath, bad Or has stomach-ache,
diarrhoea, sore throat, full of cold,
give a teaspoonful of "California
Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours
all the constipated poison, undigested
food and sour bile' gently moves out of
its little bowels without griping, and
you have a well, playful child again.
Mothers can rest easy after giving
this harmless "fruit laxative," be
cause it never fails to cleanse the lit
tle one's liver and bowels and sweeten
the stomach and they dearly love its
pleasant taste. Full directions for
babies, -children of all ages and for
grown-ups printed on each bottle.
Beware, of counterfeit fig syrups.
Ask your druggist for a 50-cent bottle
of "California Syrup of Figs"; then
see that it is made by the "California,
Fig Syrup Company."
OTUDY the career of the man whose
life is an open book, an' you'll find it
mighty helpful readin'. VELVET'S his
tory is an open book we're proud for
the world to
read.
Health 'Board Records
Show 263 Died Here
During Last Month
The health department recorded 263
deaths In this city during January, ac
cord ding to the report of Dr. E. A. Mcr
Lellan. This'-is- said to be the largest
number of deaths in one month in the
history of this city. ' .
Pneumonia caused 80 of the deaths
and cancer caused 15 of them. Grip
was responsible f or . 11 and tubercu
losis for seven. In January of last
yiear , there were 137 deaths. The
highest number of deaths in one
month before this year, was 177 in
February of 1915.' V
The rules governing the conduct- of
the health department are obsolete,
according to .members of the board
and at their meeting last night they
decided to have a new set of rules
drafted for all banches of the depart
ment. Municipal ash collection is fasored
by the board and a letter will be sent
to the common council,' asking the
creating of a city ordinance, providing
the collection of Etehes by the city.
There has been a big increase in
the number of school children . being
treated at the dental clinics. Last
year 4,666 children were treated. This
year, so far, 8,932 children .have been
treated at the clinics. Dr. Georgo E.
Ober, city bacteriologist, reports .15
new cases of tuberculosis', but no ty
phoid fever
' T . .
Crampton To Stock
1 Connecticut Waters
John M. Crampton, superintendent
of Fisheries and Game in this ' state
is going to Washington to arrange for
a special car to bring the ten million
shad fingerlings from California to
this state. ,
He deprecated the idea that' rivers
of Connecticut are contaminated by
pollution from factories.' He cited in
stances in California and here to prove
that fish can live in the. waters, but
that fishing must temporarily be
stopped by law until the young fish
have time to reproduce in their new
environment. .
BRIEF NEWS NOTES
Another cold wave is due (to-hit New
Tork. Ten above zero is predicted - for
tomorrow. - - - ' '
t-v. frivkpr Wheeler Co. declared
an extra dividend of 2 per cent, on the
common stocK. -
Col. E. M. House, the President's
personal representative, will leave Pa
ris for London today. , - r.
The position of municipal dog catch
er of. Boston will be auctioned off to
the lowest bidder. ' .
Switzerland will again attempt to
import large quantities of sugar from
the United. States.
The Norwegian steamship Skard,
which . was held . "by the British at
Kirkwall, has -been released.
King Constantino signed a' decree
ailing to the colors about .90,000 Greek
reservists living abroad.
The Hercules Powder Co. will erect
a plant costing $1,230,000 at San, Diego,
Cal., at which potash wil be extracted
from kelp.
Austin W. Scott, acting dean of the
Harvard Law school, denied that the
school has endorsed the Brandeis appointment.
-'Juki -
0Mmml'. THEmore you know about VELVET VWZ
'; 'T'HEmore you know about VELVET
- Tobacco the better pleased we will be.
For there
in the making of VELVET.
We take the choicest of choice Kentucky Burley tobaccoJ
We let Nature mellow nd mature it for two years. It is
only after two years of continuous curing; that Burley
tobacco is at its very best for smoking. ,
Then only does it become smooth and mild. Then only
does it become VELVET.
10c Tins
5c
OURNEWTOWN
NEWS LETTER
(Special to The Farmer.)':
. Newtown, Feb. 9 Michael Keahe
of Cemetery avenue visited St. Vin
cent's hospital, Bridgeport, yesterday,
to see his brother, John H. Keane,
who was operated on for appendicitis
aunaay. -xne operation was success-
. . n .i .. . . i . - . '
.ui, en mc jtiLit:iii. is rapiuiy recovi
ering. .
.Contractor T. F. Brew has taken
the contract for extensive repairs and
remodelling of the dwelling and Out
buildings of the old Patterson prop
erty on Mile Hill, for the new owner,
Mr. Benedict. '
Two dogs in Sandy Hook known to
have been bitten -by a rabid dog last
week, : have been killed by , their
owners. ' ' 5
Burton Beers of Panbury was a
week-end guest of his father, Eli B.
Beers, of Queen street..
The valentine sale at the Sandy
Hook library Saturday afternoon un
der the auspices of the Housatonic
branch of the Sunshine society, was
liberally patronized, and as the pro
ceeds go for the benefit of the funds
of the library, everybody was inter
ested. Cake and candy for sale were
added attractions. Everything was
sold eut. ;
The Newtown Coal & Grain Co. sold
their team of horses to Henry Pettit
last week and have purchased-a team
from James Crick.
. The condition of health of Alonzo
Lang, son of Mr. and, Mrs. Henry S.
Lang of Walnut Tree Hill, suffering
from grip complications, will necessi
tate his removal to a hospital for
treatment. " . -
Miss Christine Gorbett has been vis
iting relatives in New Haven, Hart
ford and New Britain the past week.
W. C. Johnson, supervistor. of state
roads, has received information from
the State Highway Commissioner's of
fice that the unfinished section of the
Danbury and Hartford trunk line, ly-s"
ing in Southbury Main street, will be
built this year, work to begin, as soon
as the frost is out of the ground. This
will be welcome news to East and
West tourists, for (by the completion
of this link this trunk line will be
without' a break from New York to
Hartford.
The social committee of Riverside
church, Stevenson, will hold a valen
tine social and supper at the church
parlors Monday evening, Feb. 14, to
which the public is cordially invited.
Mrs. J. B. Downs has returned from
a visit to New London, where she went
last week to visit a sick sister. -
Rev. Charles A. Tibballs, rector of
St. John's church, Sandy Hook, will be
one of the preachers who-will conduct
the Lenten mission in St. John's Epis
copal church of Bridgeport.
Thomas Keane, who resided in the
Glen section of Sandy Hook for 60
years, died at his home yesterday after
a brief illness. His death was due to
the infirmaties of age. He is survived
by his aged wife to whom he was
married more than 60 years ago;
three sons, Michael and Thomas
Keane of this town, and Harry Keane
of Passaic, N. J., and four daughters,
who are married. Mr. Keane was a
pioneer in the rubber business in
Sandy Hook, having been successively
a worker for the Poppenhansen Rub
ber Co., which first introduced the in
dustry here, and afterwards with the
various, branches of the New Tork
Belting & Packing Co., which succeed
ed the original company. He was a
versatile rubber worker, but his spec
ialty was vulcanizing and mixing the
are no secrets or "processes
Meta - lined Bags One Pound
rubber, compounds,, and many of the
formulas now in use all over the coun
try were-originated by him. .- He also
was instrumental in introducing many
new labor saving methods in the man
ufacture of rubber, but never profited,
as his knowledge was turned over to
his employers. . But he was also highly
regarded by all his superiors in the
various capacities, and was a .faithful
employe -until the business left town
in 1900. Since then he has lived with
his son, Thomas Keane, who . took Up
the care of his aged, parents, on the
little homestead in the Glen.
Thomas Keane, Sr., was born. in Ire
land, but was a keen student of town
affairs and was an authority on men
and measures which were prominently
before the citizenship for more than a
half century. He had an accurate
memory and was often appealed to in
tlxp settlement of disputed points of
local affairs. Although more than 85
years old, he retained his faculties to
the last. , He was Jjked by young arid
Old. . -'' ' : ' - "' '"
His funeral whl be held from St.
Rose's church at 10 a. m. Thursday.
Burial wijl be in the family plot in the
Catholic cemetery in the Glen.
CHILDREN OF MART
' ' TO ENTERTAIN TX
FAIRFIELD TONIGHT
. . - (Special to The Farmer)
Fairfield, Feb. 9. The first of the
two days' entertainment under the aus
pices of the Children of Mary will
be held this evening in St. Thomas'
hall. It ' will be repeated tomorrow
evening with new features. .
FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS.
Increase a Million.
The assessors have filed "their ab
stract of the grand list of the town of
Stamford which this year totals $43,
987,608, an increase of nearly a mil
lion over that of last year. This in
crease represents, chiefly, new build
ings. ' Will of Michael Kenealy.
The will of Michael - Kenealy has
been filed in the Stamford" Probate
Court. It gives the entire estate abso
lutely to Mr. Kenealy's - widow. No
estimate of the amount of the estate
is given. There are two pieces of
real estate valued by the assessors at
about $10,000, also a considerable per
sonal estate. -
100 Years Old. j
Happy, despite a severe infirmity,
Mrs. Delia 'Sanford . celebrated the
one hundredth- anniversary of - her
birth at her home in Norwalk, Wed
nesday. Several of her friends in the
Methodist church presented the aged
lady with $62 in cash.. Other presents
included fruit and flowers. .
. Destroyed By Fire.
.Awakened from sleep by the odor
of smoke, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wixson
and son, of Danbury, escaped without
injury, when a blaze, discovered Sun
day night, destroyed their home and
its contents, with a total loss esti
mated at $5,500. The building was
owned by Mrs. Capitola Barnum, arid
was valued at $4,000. A large part
of the loss on both the house and the
contents is covered by insurance. The
origin of the blaze is considered my
sterious as there had" not been a fire
in the house during the day. .
..... THE PRETTIEST PACK
and the roost beautiful hands are of
ten, disfigured by an unsightly wart.
It. , can easily be removed -ia a few
auyb without pain by using Cyrus
Wart Remover. For sale only at U
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Glass Humidors
LAUDS COLERIDGE TAYLOR.
. Dr. ' Arthur Mees, director of the
Bridgeport Oratorio society,' gave an
interesting informal talk last evening
on the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor,
composer of the music of "The
Departure of Hiawatha," which" the
society will present " at its annual
spring concert; April 4. Dr. Mees
said that" never had he iriet a more"
charming gentleman than Samuel Coleridge-Taylor,
whose' father was the
son of a western African negro and a
white woman and whose own mother
Was white. ' He studied at the Royal
college of music in England and It
(was through the influence of his
teacher, Col. Waters, that' he wrote
the work which the -Oratorio society
is now rehearsing.
POINTS OF INTEREST
E. H. Dillon & Co., 1105 Main street,
are showing ail the advance styles
in spring millinery in straw, satin and
stram in trimmed and untrimmed
hats. Adv.
Kewpie Valentines.
Among this year's productions pt
the Gibson " Art Co.', are the Rose
O'Neill . Kewpie Valentines. These
captivating little works of art, with
the - accompanying sentiments, are
shown in many designs, at the P. O.
News Store. Cute Dutch valentines,
in their droll daintiness, and Dan Cu
pid's old time, airy creations, are some
of the Valentine Day offerings, which
in addition to favors, cut outs etc., are
displayed at the P. O. News Store, 11
Arcade, a few steps from the Main
street entrance. Adv. ' .
TAUGHT IN FOUR LESSONS.
The Waltz, that ever popular and
standard dance, will be taught in a
course of four lessons at a, very mod
erate cost at Qullty'si School Of Danc
ing, Colonial Bali Room, 271 Fairfield
avenue, commencing Thursday and
Friday . evenings of this week, fror.i,
8 , to 9 o'clock. The instruction wul'
be thorough and success is assured.
The waltz is the most popular and
enduring of all of the dances, and is
the basis of many of the newer 'dances
which have been all the rage. Fol
lowing the lessons for the" - classes
there will be an evening of dancing
until 'midnlgtht f or ' which single ad
missions are charged, and instruction
will, be given in some of the newer
dances." i Friday evenings are private.
These socials prove very pleasant af
fairs, are attended by a large number,
and you are lnvitedto participate.
Adv. : - -
Advice to Young Mothers.
Mothers should be careful in select
ing baby's carriage. So many car
riages are so constructed that they
are liable to cause injury to baby's
delicate .spine. Your physician, if he
were asked, would recommend aHey
wood and Wakefield carriage. This
make of carriage has a specially
tempered spring with a very easy
restful motion permitting no possibil
ity of a Jar, soft upholstering, com
pact but luxuriously comfortable
body. It; is a solidly constructed
carriage arid has all the latest feat
ures including many small but Im
portant points of merit only obtain
able in "Heywood and Wakefield car
riages Thorough workmanship
throughout makes it a line supreme
often imitated 1 but never equalled.
You ask, "Where can one of this kind
be bought?" "Nothnagle's of .course,
the big home furnisher, corner , of
Main and Elf streets. Be sure to see
the whole new line now on exhibi
tion. Adv.
ADVERTISE IN THE FARMER.

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