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PLANT ADVOCATED Proposition Meets With Favor at West Orange Council Session. A suggestion that West Orange es tablish a municipal water plant was received with such favor by the Town Council last night that some action " along this line will probably be taken unless the West Orange Water Company is able to offer a better solution of the problem that is now confronting the town. The sugges tion for a municipal plant was made by Councilman John J. Kearney at the public hearing on the water ques tion. Some years ago a plan for a muni cipal plant was defeated by the voters of the town by a large majority. It was said last night that the citizens would favor the plan now if It was put up to them. Carroll Bassett, superintendent of the water company, who appeared be fore the council by request, offered a proposition, which, he says, will greatly improve the system. If It is accepted. He said that if the coun cil will extend the contract, which ends In 1918. for five years, the com pany will agree to make improve ments at a cost of from 830,000 to Wv'w. Mr. Bassett explained one of the improvements would be to run pipes through the southerly end of the town and obtain a supply from Sum mit. With the present supply and that from Summit Mr. Bassett is confident there would be no further complaints, as there would be more than enough water throughout the entire town. Action on the proposition was de *■' ferred by the council until Mr. Bas " sett has time to submit the definite cost of the proposed improvements Mr. Bassett said the company con templates replacing the present eight inch main in the congested section of the town with a twelve-inch main. Since the disastrous high school lire occurred, when the pressure was very low. there has been great agitation tor better facilities in the town. The company’s offer to make im provement Involving such a large sum of money prompted a number of members to remark that there Is I much money in the water business. BIDS TOO HIGH BOARD TO ADVERTISE AGAIN Prior to the election of a truant officer by the Belleville Board of Ed "" ncation last night, the six proposals received for the addition to the Soho School were rejected, as each bid was in excess of the $14,000 appropriated. On this account the architect, Charles Granville Jones, was instructed to £ alter the plans and advertise for new ~ bids. HE’S FINED $100 FOR SELLING “OLEO” AS BUTTER Policeman Who Bought It Thought It “Good.” Because he Is said to have •old oleomargarine for butter in South Orange last November, Ber nard Webel, of 316 Runyon street, this city, was lined $100 by Judge Cecil H. MacMahon In the First District Court yesterday. It was at the home of Policeman Robert J. Lloyd, Waverly place, that Webel sold the oleomar garine. He had been serving the offi cer for more than a year, the latter paying twenty-nine cents a pound for the product, and the policeman ad mits that the "butter" was good. "Duty first" was Lloyd's motto, however. He was told that the lo cal and State boards of health w’ere searching for a dealer who was said to be selling "oleo" for butter. He at once notified Dr. Alfred C. Bene dict, the village health inspector, who In turn informed the State authori ties. On November 9 last, the day on which Webel was to leave his prod uct at the policeman's home. Lewis Themallo and Leslie W. Tuttle, in spectors for the State Board of Health, concealed themselves In the Lloyd home, and when the "butter" man arrived they seized his goods. A sample was taken and it was an analysis taken from the product that resulted in Webel being arraigned yesterday. The dealer denied that he misrep resented his product. Webel is said to have been fined $59 on a previous occasion on a like charge preferred by Dr. G. Herbert Taylor, health in spector of South Orange township. ILL WOMAN RESCUED AT A FIRE IN KEARNY Policeman Saw Smoke and Rushed to House. Roundsman William Magee, of Kearny, while en route to the Kearny police station last night, saw smoke Issuing from windows of the three story building owned by Health Com missioner Charles Schiller, at 58 John ston avenue, Kearny. Magee sent a young man to turn in an alarm. With several others the roundsman entered the house and found Mrs. Robert Howe, on an upper floor, 111. The woman was carried out. Her husband and daughter, who were In the apartment, also escaped. The Kearny firemen did good work In keeping the blaze confined to the rear of the building. Considerable com plaint was heard, however, regarding the condition of the hose. The couplings were poor and several lengths burst. The fire was caused by the explo sion of a lamp. PlameB were com municated to lace curtains. The dam age will be about *2,000, it is said. Arrangements arc being made by Belleville Council. Knights of Colum bus. for a May ride to Carlstadt. Prize bowling will be held by the council on Thursday evening. May 29. on the Columbia alleys. Forest Hill. REJECT SUGGESTION TO SETTLE CLAIM Orange Officials Put Dead Teacher’s Bill Up to State Board. Disregarding the advice of City Counsel Arthur B. Seymour, the Or ange Board of Education last night decided to submit to the State Board of Education the demand of Robert A. Clayton, administrator of the es tate of Miss Helen R. Sumner, a for mer teacher, for her salary from 1910 to the time of her death in 1912. Mr. Seymour had advised settling the claim for $500. When the board failed to reappoint Miss Sumner in 1910 it was under stood that she was not protected by the tenure of office act. Eater, how ever, Deputy State Commissioner of Education Betts informed Mr. Sey mour that the teacher’s heirs were entitled to the money, as she had been protected by the tenure act. Herbert W. Knight, attorney for Mr. Clayton, refused the offer of Mr. Seymour to settle for half the amount he believes is due, which is $1,200, but is willing to accept the full amount less ten per cent, and not to claim In teresi or cuaus. Most of the board members favored abiding by the suggestion of Mr. Sey mour but Commissioner CHandler protested, declaring it was not a just claim and he succeeded in inducing his colleagues to put It up to the Slate body. The attorney for Mr. Clayton in this demand for a settlement stated that $1,300 was due the latter, but Secre tary McCurdy produced records show ing that only about $823 would have to be paid to Mr. Clayton if the courts should decide against the board. True to the prediction of a number of the board members made last year, the city will have to appropriate $1,000 less for the maintenance of schools this year. This year’s budget was made" up and the total figure is $178, 388.88. Of this sum the city will have to appropriate $59,000. The amount io be received from the State is $119,888.88. Assured of the cooperation of the board members, Superintendent of Schools James N. Muir was instructed to make changes in the curriculum of the system. Praise for the excel lent work he is doing for the schools was voiced by a number of the com missioners. J. G. KREMELBERG Funeral services for J. George Kremelberg, the wealthy East Or ange tobacco Importer, who died at his residence, 140 Harrison street, that city, yesterday, will be held Fri day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the house. 40-SI MARKET ST. XBWAHK, N. J. OPEN SATURDAY BVENI,\OS UNTIL 10 O'CLOCK .__ - Nursery Chair Actual SOc Value 1 Well made of hard wood: natural finish: 26 in. high: seat 12 In. square. WE GIVE "S. A HZ’ STAMPS. 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NO ( HARdK I FOR THIS I SERVICE. Head of A.O. H.! Division No. 8 Patrick J. Nkefflngton. A. 0. H. IS READY FOR RECEPTION AND BALL Real Irish Music at Tomor row’s Festivity, Real Irish music will feature the annual reception and ball of Division No. 8, Ancient Order of Hibernians, of South Orange, In the South Orange village hall tomorrow night. Patrick J. Skefllngton, president of the di vision, has arranged to have accor dion and violin players in addition to the orchestra. The committee on arrangements, be sides Mr. Skefllngton, consists of Francis Hanley, chairman; Patrick J. Sweeney, Michael Flynn and James Cunningham. Mr. Skefllngton Is chairman of the reception committee. William Hogan, a charter member of the division, is chairman of the floor committee. James Cunningham will be floor manager, and his assistants will be James O’Rourke and Charles J. O'Brien, jr. The hall has been decorated with green and red, white and blue. That the affair will be a success is almost assured by the large number of tick ets already disposed of. GETS PROPERTY SOLD WITHOUT HER CONSENT Sirs. Elizabeth Shea, of Harrison, has acquired the ownership of the lot at 305 North Fourth street. Harrison. The lot In question, primarily the property of Mrs. Shea, had been sold to Bernard Sillier, formerly of Har rison. It was not until Sillier started to have the cellar dug out about two years ago that Mrs. Shea discovered her property had been sold without her knowledge. After a consultation Miller agreed to cease operations. The money he had paid a dealer for the property was returned to him. The matter was finally settled and Mrs. Shea yesterday had ground broken for the erection of a ga-ruge which will cost $3,400. ‘POLITICAL DUTIES OF MOTHERS’ WOMAN’S THEME Miss Elizabeth Aldrich, of New York city, delivered an address on •‘The Political Duties of Mothers” at the meeting of the Women’s Club, of Arlington. In the auditorium of the Lincoln School yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Clara S. Daddey, president of the club, presided. Mrs. Murrie MacLean was noml net <1 fi r president of the club. The other nominations were; Mrs. Mar gar. . Chace, vice-president; Mr*. Mb Ketoham, second vice-president; Mrs. Ewald Bever, recording secretary; Mrs. Helen Davis, corresponding sec retary; Mrs. Ellse Schanck, treas urer, and Mrs. Emma Frobisher, audi tor. The election will be held next Tuesday afternoon. MRS. BOARD’S FUNERAL The Rev. Dr. Orville Reed, pastor of Trinity Church, Montclair, will officiate this afternoon at the funeral of Mrs. Florence Almeda Sikes Board, wife of Francis A. Board, of 18 Trinity place, that town, who died Monday at Charlotte, N. C. Services will be held from the house. The body will be taken to Buffalo for burial tomorrow. For the past six years Mrs. Hoard had practically been an Invalid. At the time of her death she was spending the winter In the South for the benefit of her health. She was a native of Buf falo. In addition to her husband, two daughters and one son survive her. CHANGE OF ADDRESS The Orange Office OF THE NEWARK EVENING STAR I Will hereafter be located at numbe 179 Main Street Orange \ This office is in charge of t an experienced force, and f advertisements and orders \ for the delivery of the paper I will be received and prompt | ly cared for. | TELEPHONE 4300 LEGISLATOR AND WOMAN IN DEBATE •---* Assemblyman Matthews and Mrs. Reynolds Argue on Suffrage Cause. Before a large audience In the First Presbyterian Church. Caldwell, last night Assemblyman John A. Mat thews and Mrs. Minnie J. Reynolds, legislative secretary of the State Suf frage Association, took pari in a de bate on the suffrage question. No official decision was given. Mrs. Reynolds'approached the sub jection from the woman’s need of the ballot and the State’s need of the woman’s vote. She pointed out that women need the suffrage in order to improve their legal position, to pro teat their own rights, and that the State needs the housewifely care and experience of the women In the great house of government just as the home needs the same care and ex perience in a small way. The wives land mothers of the nation are. she declared, more closely in touch with the problems that concern the chil dren and the schools than are the men and they would therefore give to these problems eonscientlous en deavor. She pointed out that the co guardianshtp law was passed In Colo rado a short time after the suffrage was granted to women and that 150 good laws have been written on the statute books through the efforts of women. . "It is absolutely proven by the In exorable logic of geography that equal suffrage works well. No one who looks at the map of the United States can deny that proof, con tinued Mrs. Reynolds. Neighbors Profit by Bxsmpie. "Up to this time In our history it has not been distant States, which had no personal knowledge of the workings of equal suffrage, n-hich en franchised their women. It has been the nearest States, which, from their very geographical position, must necessarily have known what was going on Just across the border. "Supposing that forty-three years ago Borne law concerning the method of taxation, or the criminal code, or anv other subject on which men legis late, had been passed for the first time in the history of the world in a remote and unknown territory like Wyoming. It Is greeted with laugh ter or silence. “Years pass, and a neighboring State adopts this law. Then another, then another, until three States bord ering the original one have adopted the measure. Then from those three States the law begins to spread untl. nine all contiguous territory, have adopted It. Would not any reason able being admit that, no matter how people at a distance may regard it, this 'aw must work ^ell and to the satisfaction of those who know most about tt? “You mav at times hear charge* made against the workings of equal suffrage In some State in which it had been adopted. You may not be able to answer these charges. You may not have the information at con mand which will enable you to know whether they are true or not. But there is one atlswer which you can always make to your opponent. Ask him why it is then, if equul suf frage works so badly, that it has always been the nearest States, which knew best what was going on in their neighboring commonwealths, which extended the franchise to their own women.” Mr. Matthews, an earnest advocate of the anti-suffrage cause, held that It was neither right nor expedient that women should be granted the fran ohlse. Voting, he declared, is not t right for either man or woman anc the addition of the latter's vote would only Impose upon the nation the ex pense of a doubted but not bettered electorate. He emphasized the duties of suffrage which he claimed to b< more than simply* marking a hallo and putting it in a box. Calls Movement la<l. He characterized the suffrage move ment as a temperamental fad on the part of women and announced his be lief that they can do more good In the world through nonpartisan work without the ballot than they can with the ballot and Its accompanying par tisanship. The reform of the white slave trade would come, ho said, not from the vote of women, but from the proper training In the home, churches and schools. “If preachers were talking of every day things instead of dogmatic sub jects, if we were doing our civic du ties as Christian men and women, there would be no cause for this agi tation,” he continued. In rebuttal Mrs Reynolds pointed | to the home life of Colorado, to the I advanced legislation of the suffrage : States as refutations of the argu | ments that suffrage tends to break ! up homes and that it does not better conditions. She also pointed out that 1 the number of Ignorant men is greater i than the number of ignorant women I and that the high schools yearly I graduate more girls than boys. I In conclusion Mr. Matthews de I dared that the morality of the nation Is no better than the morality of Its women and that granting the vote to the vicious women would lower the electorate. He announced that he, too, was proud of the white States which on the map used by his op ponent stood for the suffrage States, but that he was proud that they were In the West, not In the East. Fillmore Condit, president of the Men’s Clubs of the Churches of Cald well, under whose auspices the de bate was held, presided and intro I Suced the speakers. | GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR TRAINED NURSES Tho graduation exercises of the Nurses’ Training School of Mountain side Hospital will be held in Unity Church, Montclair, next Monday eve ning, when twelve nurRes will re ceive their diplomas. George Wel wood Murray will preside at the exer cises and prayer will be offered by the Rev. Nelson B. Chester, pastoi nf the Caldwell Presbyterian Church The charge to the nurses will be <}e Uvered by the Rev. Wilson R. Stear ly. rector of St. Luke’s Episcopa Church, Montclair, and Dr. Jamm Spencer Brown, surgeon-in-chief o: the hospital, will make an addresi and present the diplomas. EMri. J. M. Goodell, Mrs. E. W Goldschmidt and Dr. J. A. Holland L all of Upper Montclair, will bavi £ charge of the musical part of tb „■1 urogram. WOULD PREVENT BALLOONS ; FROM LANDING IN N UTLEY Prosecutor Louis Hood is going to have a nice, new novel Job on his hands, if he listens to the pathetic plea of the Nutley Board of Trade. It will be to make a strict order prohibiting all stray balloons from landing in Nutley and to see that no violations occur. The Nutley Board of Trade Is quite wrought up about it. Owing to the entirely unreasonable direction of the wind on eertnin occasions stray bal loons from Hillside Park have actually drifted over the boundary line between Belleville and Nutley and fallen oil Nutley territory. Members of the board waxed elo quent about this flagrant insult to the fundamental right of Nutley to its own air and its own ground. They showed that the landing of stray balloons was both unconstitu tional and criminal. The secretary was thereupon di rected to write to the prosecutor, ask ing what could be done to prevent the continuance of this practise. The prosecutor may be able to ar range it so that the wind will blow towards Newark the days of para ! chute exhibitions. That would be I perfectly satisfactory to everyone. A building hoom Is on in Harrison. Since May 1 Building Inspector Dan iel F. Maher has Issued permits for new structures aggregating In cost about $90,000. This is a record figure for fourteen days, and judging from the number of Inquiries made at the office of Mr. Maher the total figure for the month's operations bids fair to eclipse any yet made. Peter Hauck & Co. has just broken ground for the erection of a brew house in Harrison avenue, near Fifth street. The building will cost $40,000. Morris Meltz is erecting a fourteen family house at 531-533 Harrison ave nue at a cost of $30,00. Edward Twardus is having erected at 111-113 John street two houses of three stories each, at a cost of $7,000. The Hyatt Roller Bearing Com pany is adding another story to its i present storehouse at Middlesex and Fifth street at a cost of $4,000. Miss Elizabeth Shea has broken ground for the building of a garage at 305 North Fourth street. The estimated cost of the structure is $3,400. A smokestack is being erected at the plant of the Drlver-Harr Wire Company in Railroad avenue at a cost of $1,500. The National Hoisting Engine Company, of Manor avenue, has contracted for the erection of a one-story frame storehouse to cost $500. Max Rux Is building a house in Cross street, between Davis and Kingsland avenues, at a cost of $2,500. Several extensions to build ings are being made at a total cost of about $2,000. TRADE BOARD FIGHTS SHY OF ANTI-SALOON PLAN An attempt to have the Nutley Board of Trade indorse the move ment for a reduction in the number of saloons in the town precipitated a row at a meeting of that body last night. Matters quieted down only when a motion prevailed to lay the matter on the table. William E. Mitchell offered the motion to indorse the plan. H. E. Dunham thought Mr. Mitchell was out of order, and Emil Diebitsch said it was a personal matter, anyway, and one that could be settled at the polls. A. R. Taylor took the ground that the whole town was interested In the matter and urged an indorse ment. ACCUSES SWIFT & CO. OF STORT-WEIGHTING Sealer John McCarthy, of the Or ange department of weights and measures, will prosecute representa tives of Swift &■ Co. in the Orange Police Court tomorrow before Judge Woodman on a charge of selling a box of hams that was alleged to be 5 pounds 9 ounces short to an Orange butcher Mr. McCarthy stated today that the custom in past years has been to sell boxes as marked, compelling the retailer to pay according to the weight stenciled on the side. The sealer declares he has found in many oases that the loss to dealers has been considerable, and his prosecu tion tomorrow will be in the nature of a test case. ' IRVINGTON || Mr. and Mrs. Edward Griffith, of 82 Orange avenue, are- spending a week at their cottage at Keansburg. A smoker will'be given tonight in Masonic Hall, under the auspices of the Craftsmen’s Association, of Franklin Lodge, F. and A. M. The entertainment will be in charge of a committee consisting of Henry F. Badgley, Edward B. Ash, Charles H. Egeln, Jr., J. Edward Jacobi and Harry H. Jenkins. The semi-monthly meeting of the Home and School Association of the Florence Avenue School will be held tonight In assembly room of the sohool. Miss Florence Wright, of Grove street, is visiting friends and rela tives in Somerville. The engagement is announced of Miss Edna C. Daneck, of 33 Durand place, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob G. Daneck, to Arthur G. Will iams, of Brooklyn. A shareholders' meeting of the Greater Newark Building and Loan Association will be held tonight at the headquarters. 1030 Springfield avenue. A progressive whist was given last night in Masonic Hall, under the aus pices of the Royal Whist Club. The monthly business meeting of the Second Ward Improvement Asso ciation will bo held tonight in the headquarters, corner Lyons and Ches ter avenues. The Rev. Uriah MeClInchle, pastor of the First Reformed Church, at tended the tenth reunion of the class of 1903 of Union Theological Semi nary,, New York. In that city, yes terday. A fine of 32.50 for driving over a sidewalk and on a foot path in the County Park was imposed on Albert Clark, of Mexico, N. Y., In the Irv ington Police Court by Recorder Henry P. Bedford, last night. The , arrest was made yesterday by Park , Policeman Benjamin Saenger. Damages to‘the amount of 325 were caused by a fire In a barn in the rear | of the corner of West Clinton and 1 Linden avenues. Just before daylight I this morning. The barn is owned by A. W. Van Emburgb ASSESSORS ORDERED TO WORK TOGETHER Mayor Samuel A. Muta at the meet ing last night of the West Orange Town Council directed the Board of Assessors to do their work in unison this year, and when the three officials start out to fix the valuations of property next Tueadav the\' will jointly examine property and fix the amounts the owners are to be assessed upon. Mayor Muta related that last vear many citizens had complained of the plan of the as sessors going about singly, and he directed Messrs. Byrne. McCloskey and Brandis to work together. West Orange property-owners will have a higher tax rate and in addi tion must stand for increased valua tions. It has been determined. Secre tary Brandis, of the assessors, was the only one of the three to attend the meeting last night and he said the rate this year would be advanced from 2.26, last year's figure, to 2.31, and the valuations increase will have to meet the anticipated raise in county figures. The ioca! increa<es are due, it was stated, to the ad vanced tax budget and the heavy ad ditional expenditures for school pur poses authorized at the recent elec tion. Mr. Brandis explained the valua tions at present are up to the limit, but it is the limitation of the Hiliery maximum law that prevents the town officials seeking to advance the tax rate even higher. Mr. Brandis was before the County Tax Board yesterday and the taxing situation in the town this year will be an ad mittedly serious affair. The rate is now in the unenviable position of sujpaSsing other communities, and with a further advance in valuation figures the town authorities were at their wits’ ends to keep the rate within last year’s big figures, but were unable to do so. The council’s budget is $8,000 over last year and the school maintenance account is *1,700 over last year. In addition there will be additional in terest charges for the new high and other schools. ELKS WILL NEED AIRSHIP TO STEAL LODGE KEY Safely secured to the ceiling of the East Orange Elks’ meeting room last night the mysterious key that has been physically separated by various methods from many lodges of the or der in Northern N*ew Jersey was stu died by brethren from Summit, Mor ristown and other places last night during the meeting of the East Or ange lodge. Judge William H. Wakefield, who had charge of the key for the East Orange members, remarked to the former possessors of the key that if the key was dislodged again an air ship will be required to reach it. The key is twenty-odd feet from the floor and is considered safe from Intruders. Martin F. Drewes was presented with a watclr charm, with an elks’ tooth as the principal feature, for bringing the largest number of brethren into the lodge during the year. STRICKEN AFTER M A Y-W ALK, BOY GOES TO HOSPITAL Stricken with appendicitis after he had returned from a May walk, John Carey, 7 years old, son of Thomas Carey, of 209 John street. Harrison, was last night taken to St- Michael's Hospital, this city, in the Harrison police ambulance, to undergo an Im mediate operation. The lad was taken ill Sunday last, but ills condition did not become se rious until yesterday. At the hos pital today it was said the boy’s con dition is slightly improved. The op eration appeared to be successful, ac cording to the hospital authorities. HOUSE BURNED, INMATES TAKEN IN BY NEIGHBORS Fire which did damage amounting to $2,000 broke out in the attic of the home of Simon O. Blunden, 38 Bay avenue, Bloomfield, last night. The flames spread rapidly before the ar rival of the fire department, and neighbors assisted in carrying ou the furniture. The members of the family were compelled to seek shelter with the neighbors for the night. Water did much damage. Two lines of hose burst, hampering the i work of the firemen. Spontaneous combustion. It is believed, caused the blaze. SIX ALARMS FOR ' INCENDIARY FIRE < $5,000 Loss from Flames and Water in Irvington Scale Manufacturing Plant. Incendiarism was today given the cause for the $5,000 fire which partly destroyed the Rademacher scale manufacturing plant, at 421 Union avenue, Irvington, and an lee •* house and barn late yesterday after noon. Harry L. Meeker, of 525 Union avenue, told the police that he saw two young men run away from tha ice house a short time before the lira started. The police have b£an unablo to learn their identity. Six alarms were sounded while tho fire was In progress. A box just over / the Newark line was pulled three times, bringing more than a half dozen Newark engines to the city line. Residents there were fright ened because of the sparks flying in their direction from the tire, a half mile away. The engines from this city did not cross the line. , Mr. Rademacher says he was un» able to send ir. an alarm from the Irvington box at Union and Prospect avenue, because paint recently ap plied held the book fast. Another person succeeded in sending In two alarms from, the same box. bringing all the fire apparatus in the town to the scene. A third alarm then came from Park place and Weber place, but there was no fire In that vicinity. Before the firemen arrived the Ice-house and barn collapsed. The roof of Mr. Hadetnacher's house, 25" feet away, caught fire, but was quickly extinguished. The firemen succeeded in confining the lire to the top floor of the factory. Mr. Rade macher manufactures druggists' scales, of which he had a large num ber stored on this floor. All were destroyed. The proprietor declared 4 everything was a complete loss, as the water would damage his tools, dies and steel beyond repair. Ho placed his loss at $5,000. Insurance of $1,200 was carried on the building and none on the contents. The rates were very high because of the close proximity of the ice-house, which was a tinder box. A strong wind, accompanying a threatening thunder-storm, fanned * the flames. There were no other buildings in the immediate vicinity. The ice-house, which was owned by Mahlon S. Drake, of 100 Heller park way, this city, stood at Drake’s lower pond and was the last one left in Irv ington. Several others weye destroyed by lire during' the last two or three years. While Hurrying to the" fire in an « automobile, Fireman Harold Flues struck a team of horses owned by George Scott, of 105 Union avenue. A deep gash was cut ■on the. leg of one of the animals. They bekftme fright ened at the speeding auto and jumped into its path. Keeping the Grass Down You’ll have to keep the lawn cut if you want a nice, velvety growth of grass, and it's nothing but fun keeping the grass down when the Great American Lawn Mower is used. The Great American Ball bearing Lawn Mowers — “Pennsylvania Quality” — are admitted by experienced mechanics who have ex amined them to be genuine and scientifically construct ed, ball-bearing mowers. Besides the ease in run ning and clean, velvety cut, the knives are so ar ranged that they sharpen themselves in running. It’s a pleasure to use these mowers, and the price is right. We are agents for the Great American Ball bearing Mowers and guar antee them. Wire Netting. It is time to Screen Up, ahd the place to get Wire Netting that you can de pend on is here. We carry fine mesh wire in copper, galvanized and black. The quality is right and the price is right. We’ll de liver any quantity when and where you say. Macknet & Doremus Company Ever y thing in Hardware 796-798 Broad Street Wide Extensive Selections in High Class Solid Gold Jewelry Wiss patrons are not limited to a few pane or a small stock when buying. No finer grade not broader lines at so reasonable a price are anywhere. From the smallest handy pin to tne costliest diamond brooch or gem-set pendant-—tne best in the market is presented—and the wiss [guarantee of perfect satisfaction is back of every j purchase. Stylish designs in Watch Bracelets. Solid gold plain band Bracelets. Solid gold fancy link Bracelets, set with gems, , are attracting our customers. “The Washington” is a very handsome pattern in our Sterling Silverware—made by the R. Wal lace & Sons Co. . Wiss 5 Sons JUftL.