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II WISS I Tabic Cvtlcry 1 At Low Prices I Wiss Cutlery is very well known throughout the coun try, in fact, the name Wiss is a household word when used in connection with Cut- H lery. The highest standard ~ of perfection is attained in \ making this Cutlery—it has a distinctive quality, and it is |g absolutely guaranteed by m Wiss. i “Wiss” Celluloid Handled Table Knives gnmfflpR and ^orks, regular $4.00; this week, per Bone Handled Knives and Forks, per ||| j|||pPj||i Stag Handled Knives and Forks, per [MjytijW Rubber Handled Knives and Forks, per V jllP^ ^'S° 0,*iers Pear*> Silver, Plated and Wiss Carvers, rubber ^handle, regular Wiss Carvers, stag handle, pair $1.25 i|j|i|Bga W'8S CarVer8’ S,ag handle’ sterling ‘ 1 MMiteS Wiss Carvers, stag handle, sterling |g| mounted, fancy tips, $5, $6, $7, $8, $10 I Other sets with Ivory,^ Pearl. Horn, Rub . Wiss Fruit Knives, silver handle, Vt doz. ** Wiss Fruit Knives, pearl handle, Vt doz. i , Wiss Orange Knives, silver handle, ]/, Silver Plated Spoons and Forks, extra gg Wev heavy plated and guaranteed by Wiss. Tea Spoons,/a doz. $1.35. Table Spoons, * dozen Dessert Spoons, '/2 dozen coup Spoons, j* doz. $2.35. ' IDessert Forks. Yi dozen T.W, F.rk. * doz. »70 $2.35. Berry Forks, ]A dozen Berry Spoons, $1.10 each. ... „ ,, , |-» Butter Spreaders, # doz. BoutHon Spoons, # dozen < $2 25 Coffee Spoons, /a dozen ^Orange Spoons, }4 dozen $1 3j Cold Meat Forks, regular $1, 75c. J. WISS* SONS I Jewelry, Silverware, Cutlery, Cvt Glass f 665-667 Broad Street I “AT THE WISS CHIMES” ^ I SOCIAL CLUB’S ELECTION PROVES EXCITING AFFAIR. L Disputed Ballot Decides Result at TroIIeymen’s Meeting. Exciting scenes marked the election or officers of the Turnpike Social Club held at the Harrison car bams last night. A disputed ballot that was decided upon as being good won for Richard C. Nugent, Jr., the presi dency of the organization. After all the ballots had been counted the vote stood 26 for Nugent and 26 for Frank l» W Hunt. A ballot that had been I thrown out by the tellers was consid ered by the judges. The voter evidently favored Nugent, but, instead of placing a cross opposite his name, drew a line through Hunt s name The judges agreed that the vote was meant for Nugent, and credited it to him. When the result was made known there was prolonged applause. l. Hunt, managing to raise his voice above H the (Jin, declared that lie had voted for Nugent, and it was his vote that elect X *d his opponent. For the vice-presidency there were P three contenders. Of the total vote cast Martin Cuslck received 14; William ! Wolven 10, and James McNicholas 29.; < harles ft. Raehoiv, John Sweeney and jt Charles A. Baumann were unanimously elected recording secretary, financial! L secretary and treasurer, respectively. ■ HU There was a fight for the office of ser- I K geant-at-ams. and Arthur Garvis was j I defeated by Robert McCann by a vote I of 49-4. Following the election Mr. Baumann, B who is supervisor of (he Turnpike divl B sion. made a short address. He ad vised the men to 'take adantage of the | pleasant weather when it arrives and arrange a series of trolley rides Jor themselves nnjl families. Inspector Ed ward Steiner was selected to manage 1 the baseball team. KERMIT A “BUM ACTOR.” HARVARD MANAGER’S EDICT I CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31.— That Kermit Roosevelt. Harvard, ’13, tis a ’’bum actor" is the judgment of the stage manager of this year’s Hasty Pudding theatricals at Harvard. Young Roosevelt was down on, the bill of "The Crystul Gazer" to piay a leading part, that of Hilda Iniogent Pratt, a suf fragette, but the stage manager, after I listening to his histrionic efforts, crossed him off, and Kermit appeared In a spear-holding position at the per formance last night. I Instead of his nice lines and his pretty song in the second act, "Busi ness Is Jest,”, his lines ran something like this; "Oh, girls, hero come the sol diers," and “Hall to our king.” . . ' i Mittmttti ... OBITUARY j JOHN E. HENNESSY. A high mass of requiem will be cele brated tomorrow morning in St. An toninus's Roman Catholic Church for John E. Hennessy, of 57 South Sixth street. Burial will be made in St. John's Cemetery. Mr. Hennessy. who died on Wednesday, was a member of Court Commonwealth, Foresters of America; Orange Council No. 975, Royal Arcanum, and St. Rose of Lima’s Holy Name Society. He was the son of John and the late Mary Hennessy. A widow survives. LOUIS BONNET. The funeral of Louis Bonnet, for twenty-five years driver of the polloe patrol of the Fourth precinct, who died yesterday from a complication of dis eases, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the home, 368 Spring field avenue. Services will be conduct ed by the Rev. Oscar E. Braune, pas tor of the First German Lutheran Church, and interment will be made in Woodland. Cemetery. He is survived by a widow, three sons, three daugh ters and a brother. Police Commissioner William Bonnet. IRVINGTON STAGE LINE WILL START TOMORROW. The Union avenue stage line, which received a permit at the recent meet ing of the Irvington Town Council to operate stages between Irvington cen tre through Union avenue to the Union county boundary lint;, will start its first stage tomorrow morning from the Union county boundary at 6:30 o’clock. It will leave Irvington centre on the return trip at 7 o’clock. A regular time-table has been prepared, includ ing special trips on Saturday and a Sunday schedule. The Ustance between the terminal points is a mile and a half. Max F. Blaumfeldt, of 571 Union ave nue, Irvington, is the proprietor. COW IN CLASSROOM DOES ' BULL IN CHINASHOP” ACT. ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 31.—Shurtleff College students played a prank on Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, the rhetoric instructor. They led a cow up the stone steps of the chapel building and placed It in her classroom for the night. The cow overturned chairs and tables and then made a bed among them. The Janitor had trouble in getting the cow out In the morning, and the faculty la trying to find who was re sponsible. I ’ FACTORY OWNERS READY TO FIGHT STREET VACATING Bloomfield Concerns Institute Proceedings in Connection With R. R. Improvements. In connection with the action of the Bloomfield Town Council In vacating Mechanic street for Improvements on the Lackawanna railroad two writ? of certiorari issued by Chief Justice Will iam S. Gummere were served last night on Town Attorney Charles F. Kocher. The writs are returnable to morrow. They were Issued on the ap plication of the Hedden Iron Con struction Company, which asked that the vacation of the street be set aside, and the American Malleables Com pany, which seeks the rescinding of the supplemental proceedings provid ing for the elimination of switches The latter concern has also filed a bill In Chancery to restrain the town from eliminating the switches, and the Hedden Company has commenced pro ceedings In the Circuit Court to re cover more than the $2,500 allowed as damages by the board of assessors In laying out the proposed new street, which Is to take the place of Mechanic street. The Council will hear objec tions on Monday night regarding the opening of the street According to report a majority of the 700 property owners Interested will file objections. It Is declared that many of them are prepared to bring su:. to prevent the opening of the proposed street, unless the town at large will pay the damages. A committee has been appointed by those 10 petitioned for the street tc visit Trenton and If possible have a bill passed providing for the purchase of the whole property of the Malleables Company and the Hedden Company, by the Essex County Park Commission for park purposes. It Is said the pro posed bill will be Introduced next week. The main objection to the action of the council came when It was pro posed to open a new strlet parallel with Mechanic street. Property own ers near the proposed street were as sessed for the Improvements and ob jected. claiming that the town as a whole should bear the cost. PUBLIC SERVICE FRIENDS DINE BRIG.-GEN. E. W. HINE. Testimonial Function at Corpo ration’s Home Office Building. A testimonial dinner was tendered last night to Brigadier-General Edwin W. Hlne by his Public Service asso ciates. The dinner was served in the corporation’s own dining room In the home office building, and was a sort of family affair, the hosts being the gen eral’s Intimate friends among the ex ecutive and operating staffs. The room was decorated with the national colors and palms, and on the head table was a regiment of small toy soldiers on a miniature parade ground. The favors W’ere also of a military character. President Thomas X. McCarter was toastmaster, and others at the head table beside him and the guests of honor were: First Vice-President George J. Roberts, Second Vice-Presi dent John J. Burleigh and General Counsel Frank Bergen. The rest of the party consisted of Treasurer James P. Dusenberry, Gen eral Manager Dudley Farrand, H. D. Whitcomb and R. E. Danfortli. Percy Ingalls, L. S. Hoffman, J. A. Pearson, E. H. Earnshaw, Howard MacSherry, George Barber, Percy Young, H. V. Drown,_E. A. Armstrong, L. D. Git mour, E. J. Allegaert, H. C. Stevenson, X. W. Bolen, Farley Osgood, H. D. Briggs, T. W. Van Middlesworth and John l<. O'Toole. The guest was felicitated in addresses made by Mr. McCarter, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Burleigh. Mr. MacSherry, Mr. O’Toole and Mr. Hoffman. Solos were sung by Mr. Gilmour, who also led in the rendition of a number of choruses. ; MONTCLAIR MEN PURCHASE HOME OF GEORGE INNESS. _ | Late Noted Artist’s Property to Be Cut Up. The property on Grove street, Mont clair, known as "The Pines,” the for mer residence of the late George Ill ness, the noted artist, and his son-in law, J. Scott Hartley, the sculptor, has been purchased by a number of Mont clair men. The spot Is known as "The Indian Mound.” and Is quite exten sive. It Is said that Mr. Innes received the inspiration for several of his famous paintings from this mound. The prop erty is to be developed at once bv constructing a winding street from Grove street. Montclair, to Ridgewood avenue, Glen Ridge, which will open up over 3,000 feet of available frontage, on which a number of houses will be erected. The price paid for the prop erty has not been made public, but it is considered one of the most Import ant real estate transactions that has taken place In Montclair In recent years. BOY INJURED BY AUTO SUES OWNER OF MACHINE. Clifford J. Roach. S years old, or this city, was plaintiff through his parents in a suit for $500 damages yesterday in the East Orange District Court against Michael Somers. The boy was injured when an auto driven by Somers ran him down at the corner of Gherman avenue and Parker street, on July 27. But one witness was examined yester day, and the case went over to next week. AERO FACTORY AND SCHOOL. LONDON, March SI.—The company which is to manufacture military aero planes, as outlined by Sir Hiram Maxim when he resigned from the directorate of Vlcker’s Sons & Maxim a week ago, will shortly be formed. It will have a capital of $1,000,000. It will also conduct a school of aviation and organize flying Maxims. Claude Grahame-White will be the managing director; Blerlot, the French manufac turer, the technical adviser, and Sir Hiram Maxim the president of the new concert-,. . UNIQUE FEUTURES Guests Will Wear Masks Num= bered to Correspond With Those Worn by Members. The Omega Gamma Phi Sorority will give a dance tonight In the Woman's Club-house, East Orange. The mem bers of the committee In charge are Miss Grace Webster, chairman; Miss Olive Wells, Miss Hazel Bresnsr, Miss Bessie Smith and Miss Genevieve Sharp. The patron3 ard patronescs will be Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bernsten, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Bresnan, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Webster, Mrs. H. W. Smith end Mrs. E. C. Ford. The upper assembly room of the club-house, where the dance will be held, will be decorated with the sorority banners and the sorority colors, blue and black. The cotillon favors will be bonnets and neckties. The guests of the sorority will be given numbered ma3ks. and toe mem bers will draw cards with numbers corresponding to those on the masks of their partners. Besides the com mittee members the sorority Includes Miss Helen Whitman. Miss Flora Brow er, Miss Alice Jack33n, Miss Jessie Bernsten and Miss Dorothy Brown, of the Oranges; Miss Marjorie Higgins, Miss Clara Sturgis, Miss Genevieve Reilly and Miss Genevieve Winslow, of Brooklyn. Miss Mary Thompson, of East Orange; MIsb Virginia Waldorf, of New Rochelle, and Miss Genevieve Rosslter, of Brooklyn, will be guests of the sorority. JUSTICE GOULD COINCIDES IN “BUCKET-SHOP” DECISION Says Statute Violates Liberty of Contract. WASHINGTON, March 31.—Justice Ashley M. Gould, of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, announced today his determination to adopt the opinion of Justice Wright, declaring un constitutional the attempt by Congress to pass special "anti-bucketing" legis lation. Justice Gould is in full accord with the finding of Justice Wright that the statute violates the liberty of contract protected by the constitution, and that it attempts to penalize an Innocent cus tomer if the broker intends that the transaction shall be "bucketed.” Justice Gould has had under consid eration the demurrers filed by Price & Co., of Baltimore, to an indictment charging William B. Price and eight others with conspiracy and another indictment with conducting a bucket shop. Lavyyers^here say that since the Court of'”Appeals has decided in the Wade case that a . bucket shop is gambling place under the code which prohibits setting up a gaming table, it will- only be necessary for the govern ment to secure new- indictments charg ing conspiracy to commit the crime of gaming. The belief is expressed that such in dictments would hold, in view of the fact that the Court of Appeals, the court of last resort in criminal cases in the district, has decided against the bucket shops. FAMOUS LIBEL SUITS ARE ORDERED QUASHED. Nolle Pros Granted at Request of United States Attorney. WASHINGTON, March 31.—The cur tain was rung down today on the cele brated Panama libel suits against the Press Publishing Company, proprietor of the New York World, and Delavan R. Smith, publisher of the Indianapolis News, when United States Attorney Wilson requested permission of Justice Wright in Criminal Court No. 1 to enter a nolle pros. The United States Supreme Court had decided the cases in favor of rhe defendants. The indictments nolle proased today charged that the newspapers libelled President Taft, former President Roose velt, Charles P. Taft and William Nel son Cromwell when they published a statement that in the purchase of the Panama Canal $40,000,000 had been made by the syndicate which bought it from the French owners and transferred the property to the United States. FORMER POLICE CHIEF OF ELIZABETH IS DEAD. ELIZABETH, March 31.—John Heron, one of the most notable figures in Eliz abeth for forty-five years, died last night at his home, 1161 Chestnut street, from asthma. He was chief of police for about twenty-five years, president of the Excise Board many years, coun ty detective, served two terms in the Board of Freeholders and was court crier for a while. The only political office for which he was ever beaten was that of sheriff. At his death he was president of the Citizens’ Building and Loan Association and a director in the Union County Savings Bank. He was one of the or ganizers and a member of the Exempt Firemen’s Association. TO AUCTION SERVANT GIRLS IN CAPITAL OF OREGON. SALEM. Ore., March 31.—Two Wis consin servant girls who are coming to Salem during the present colonist rush will be auctioned off to the high est bidders, so many applications hav ing been made for them to Manager A. F. Hofer, of the Salem Board of Trade. When Manager Hofer announced that they were coming, housewives here began to flood him with applica tions. and forty families are now on the waiting list. If the girls consent they will be disopsed of on the block, and the premiums paid will be turned over to them. SON ILL, GIVES UP TRIP. JERSEY CITY .March 31.—Assistant Prosecutor .George T. Vickers, of Hud son County, who was injured In his office at the Court House about two weeks ago. expected to go South yes terday with Mrs. Vickers and their son, but their son is so 111 that the trip South has bean mporarily abandoned. NUTLET TIMERS (DTE TU ENTER SEWER PROJECT Town Council Advised to Sign Contract for Passaic Val* ley Drain. — Resolutions were adopted last night at an enthusiastic meeting of Nutley taxpayers advising the Town Council | to enter the project for the Passaic Valley trunk sewer. Addresses were made by John S. Gibson, secretary of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Com mission; W. G. Taylor, deputy chief engineer of this city, and Edward S Rankin, an engineer of this city Mayor John P. Lux. who called the meeting to order, turned the chair over to Councilman Arthur R. Carr, chair man of the legal committee of tho Council. The matter was put up to the cit izens by the Town Council, which had discussed the plan at length without being able to arrive at a decision. The resolutions giving the sense of the meeting were introduced by M. B Hatch. The speakers were also thanked. Mr. Carr mentioned the Impor tance of the sewerage question to the citizens of Nutley and laid stress ] on the advisability of entering the trunk sewer project. He said that the j council would make no report at the j time, although the sentiment was In : favor of the project, and would leave the decision of the matter to the tax- j payers. Mr. Taylor illustrated his remarks with stereoptlcon views of the general outline of the proposed sewer. Mr. Gibson followed Mr. Taylor with an outline of the troubles through which the commission had gone, and said that the cost of the proposed sewer had been cut down considerably In re cent estimates. TELLS HOW HE SLEW LITTLE MARIE SMITH. Heidemann Says He Lured Child i Into Woods. [Special to the Newark Star ] FREEHOLD, March 31.—In his sec ond confession, the details of which came to light today, Frank Heidemann, who yesterday pleaded guilty to killing 10-year-old Marie Smith, of Asbury Park, told the police how, with flowers, he lured the girl into the woods and slew her with a hammer. Heidemann was arraigned yesterday ; before Justice Voorheea, prior to which he made the second confession. Sheriff C. E. F. Hetrick, Deputy County Clerk Edward Taylor and others were pres ent at the prisoner’s recital. He told how he enticed little Marie to the woods and when she became frightened struck her on the head with a ham mer. He then washed the blood stains from the death-dealing tool in a nearby greenhouse and fled in terror from the neighborhood. The prisoner related his acquaintance with a German, who later proved to be a detective in the employ of the Burns agency, and who was responsible for his capture. When the detective visit ed Heidemann in his cell the latter did ; not display any anger toward the man l who duped him, but simply said. “It ! was your business." 1 After his confession. Heidemann ap i peared easier, but the authorities have | him under constant guard, as they fear i he will attempt suicide. iTWO DOZEN BOYS STRIKE AT HARRISON FACTORY. Leave Benches When Demands of Higher Wages Are Refused. There Is a strike on at the Stewart Hartshorn Shade Roller Works, Grant avenue, East Newark. About two dozen boys left their benches yesterday, after the firm had refused to grant them an Increase of a half-cent per gross on the piece-work done by them. The lads filed out of the factory and believed that they would be soon sent for In tills they were mistaken, for the company has decided to let the youngsters remain out and will hire girls in their stead. Some of the strik ers appeared at the plant this morning and the plant officials asked Chief of Police Thomas Neville, of East New ark, to compel the former employees to keep away from the place. Neville went to the plant and ordered the few that were there away. It was said today that the strikers had been * receiving good pay for the work done by them, but for some time had seemed dissatisfied. It is not believed the girls who are to be substituted will be ac costed by any of the boys. FREEHOLDER OUGHELTREE SUED FOR ALLEGED SLANDER Dr. William H. Hicks, former assist | ant superintendent of the County Asy lum for the Insane at Overbrook, has | started a suit against Wallace M. Ougheltree, director of the Board of j Freeholders, for *10,000 damages for al | leged slander in connection with re j marks made by Ougheltree at a meet j ing of the hospital committee of the ! Board of Freeholders at the hospital : on March 7. At that time the names of prominent physicians were under consideration for appointment to the consulting staff at the asylum. When Hicks's name came up it is claimed that Ougheltree said: "This man has already caused trouble enough, and according to a physician whose name already appears on the list here, he was always trying to undermine other members of his pro fession no matter where he went.” Dr. Hicks takes objection to these re marks, and says that in justice to him self he cannot afford to let them go unpassed. It is for the purpose of giv ing Mr. Ougheltree a chance to prove his remarks that the suit is brought. Mr. Ougheltree admits making the statement attributed to him, but re fuses to divulge the name of the physi cian in question. NOTED ORGANIST DIES. PARIS, March 31—Felix Alexandre Guilmant, the noted organist, is dead here today. He was born in 1837. He was for many years organist Of Trinity Church and was president of the So ciety of Composers. We tiive S- & H. s. & H. Qreen (jreen ■ Trading Trading Stamps Stamps i Clothing on Credit At Cash Store Prices The Masker Outfitting Co. should not be classed with the average house selling clothing on credit. We sell on credit to those who desire it. Indeed, we are glad to open charge accounts. Some 9,000 people have such accounts with us. They buy all of their clothing on open accounts, just as wealthy people do. But we don’t charge extra for credit. Our cash and credit prices are exactly the same. We add no interest, ask no se curity, involve you in no red tape. There is no publicity, no impudent questions. Our deal ings are all considerate and courteous. Whether you buy for credit or cash you get the same one price. We like to have charge ac counts. People who have them feel that this is their store. They find the credit convenient. The v main strength of our business lies in these open accounts. So if you want credit don’t hesitate to ask it. No matter how little money you have or how small is your income, ir that is all immaterial. We trust people not because of’ their resources, but because long experience has taught us that the majority of working people are honest and pay their bills. On the other hand, if you wish to pay cash you are welcome. The price is just the same. __ Dress Swell on $1.00 a WeekjJ Any man who cares a “rap” about the kind of clothes he wears couldn’t help waxing enthusiastic over our splendid spring showing of suits. They will reach right home to you. So diversified is the assortment of choice patterns that you will be very much puzzled as to which to select, and among them all you will not find a single weave that could offend the finest sense of good taste. The Price Range $14.50 by Easy Steps to $30.00 Dressed in one of our good suits, a man has a fair ■ start on the road to prosperity. Our splendid clothes service is yours, sir, if you desire it. Always pleased to show you. Store open Friday and Monday evenings until 9 o'clock. Saturdays until 11 P. M. Masker Outfitting Co. 231-233 Market Street Send for Our Spring Catalogue CONVICT NEGRO OF TWENTY»DOLLAR THEFT. Henry Tillman, a negro, was found guilty in Special Sessions Court before Judge Thomas A. Davis this morning of the theft of $20 from Michael Gerida, of 55 College place. On the night of 'larch S Gerida en gaged in a drinking bout in an Augusta I street resort For safekeeping he hid j two ten-dollar bills in the sweat band ! of his hat. Tillman discovered this i and managed to extract the mono;, i while Gerida’s hat was lying on a table. \ The loss was soon discovered and TiB I man placed under arrest. The mono} | was found in the possession of Tillman. WANT CIVIL SERVICE CANDIDATES FOR POLICE. The East Orange Police Board is anxious to have men take the civil service examinations to be hc-ld on April 27, as the present list is ex hausted. Information will be given prospective candidates at police head quarters. ORANGE LAD SUES EXPRESSMEN. Through Alderman Frank Murray, of Orange, suit was instituted in the Or ange District Court today by John Murray, 12 years old, of Avon avenue, Newark, to recover damages alleged to amount to $500. from Stiegel & Cohn, expressmen, of this city. The lawyer contends that on October 19 last p wagon on which were two employee? of the Newark firm struck the boy, fracturing h!s nose, and injured him otherwise Judge Benjamin F. Jones postponed action in order to give the plaintiff ample time to issue subpoenaes I to the proper persons. TELLS FIANCEE AT ALTAR HE HATES HER AND QUITS. JERSEY CITY. March 31—"I hat* you, and will never marry you: and no one can make me," exclaimed Frank Cooper, pushing away from him Miss Mary Foran just as a priest at St. Joseph's rectory was about to unit* • t them in wedlock. Tiie young bride-to-be became hys terical and fainted, and before the others could recover from their aston ishment Cooper had grabbed his hat and coat and disappeared. He is a ,,, nephew of Sheriff Kelly and was forr ..,^ merly an elevator man at the Cour.t House. The occurrence has caused a relapse of Miss Koran's mother. \v)i> ;.. was just recovering from a dangerous iilness. Miss Foran. too, is said to be in a critical condition. -mevo MRS. CAROLINE L. SMITH. Mrs. Caroline L. Smith, S3 years old. of Montclair, mother of the lat* Charles Sprague Smith, who died about a year ago, died last night lrum a com. plication of diseases after a long UjU ness. She had lived ih Montclair for many years, and is survived by on* . son. who lives at Ashland Hall, Mont clair. and one daughter. Mrs. Charles B. Cole, of 1'pp.r Montclair. Th*. body will be taken to Andover, Mass!, where funeral services will be held and where Interment will be made. EAST ORANGE LIBRARY ROBBED. William Walters, janitor of the East Orange branch library in Fulton ave nue. has reported to the police that an entrance was secured by forcing » window on the last side of the build ing Wednesday night. Between S6 snd | $7. Imposed in fines on subscribers vlM . kept books out too long, was stolen. . ■ a A .. ..