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The time of meetings has been changed I
from 3 p. m. to 9.30 a. m.
Next meeting in South Norwalk October J
Our banking rooms have been arranged for your comfort and convenience.
We make a specialty of accounts, issued
the book.
Interest begins on the first of every month.
William D. Smith. President.
Walter E. Hovghton.
47 N. Main Street,
Sells Cheap For Everybody
23 Manhattan Street.
The Stamford Motor Co.
Gasoline Engines. Launches
and Yacht Tenders.
Full Line of Boat and Engine Accessories
Water St.
Music Dealer.
Musical Instruments, Strings,
495 MAIN ST.. Stamford. Conn.
CASTOR OIL Was bitter as you
remember it. It is tasteless now and costs
Marron's Pharmacy
Telephone 93-5.
32 Clinton Avenue
REL ESTATE, Shore Prop
erty, Farms, Houses and
Building Lots
ohm A. Brown, President.
Walton Fkroi-soj. Vice Prest.
Walter D. Daskam, Secy-Tres
ptamforfc Artist Company
Capital Sjocxooo.
Surplus and Profits t&xocxx Deposits $2,584,983. to
Watches Bepaired and
Jewelry Engraved at
Reasonable Prices.
B PACIFIC ST. Stamford
in two names (each owner having access to
Foreign drafts and letters of credit issued
George E. Scofield, Vice-President.
Secretary and Treasurer.
A nP( T T
XA. A V- x j
for your own needs or one to present to a I
friend, we would respectfully suggest that I
vou look c ver our assortment of time nieces. I
We have used the utmost care, aided by
judgement gained through years of ex-
'perience in the Jewelry business in selecting
every watch or
Article of Jewelry
in our establishment, and we claim that for
style, quality and price, articles purchased
here cannot be duplicated.
Port Chester, N. Y.
I have enlarged ray store
and put in a Complete line
nf TrhW nnrl ftrot.iPTYiAn'a
. j
dotniner. I
Yftnrin;iwtinTi is invito
1 OUr inspection IS mVltea.
A1SO look at OUr furniture
show rooms adjoining.
440 flain St., Stamford.
Jewelers and Engravers!
Repairing done in the
most practical way.,..
180 Atlantic St., Stamford.
Go to x
for all kinds of fresh fish in season
at the lowest price,
180 Pacific Street Stamford, Conn.
Wholesale Dealers in Iron and Steel,
Metals and Rags.
We Pay the Highest Prices m Stamford.
Customers prop us a Card.
42-46 HAWTHORNE ST. P. O. Box 60 1
Coal, Wood and Charcoal!
Yard West Waterside
Marron's Drug Store
TinrCI?CtirT?D (
iiuivoLoiiuLiv I
Branch in south Norwalk
Several Are Scorched by Burning
Lav -Twelve Reach Rim of Cra
ter After Being Nearly Over
come by Deadly Gases.
Guadalajara, Mexico. Thoroughly
exhausted, their hands, feet and less
burned by contact -with red-hot rocks
and lava and suffering as the result
of having Inhaled sulphurous gases for
several hours, 12 delegates to the in
ternational geological congress , have
returned here after an ascent of the
Co lima Volcano, the only continuous
ly active volcano in North America.
The party includes W. Harvey Weed,
of Washington, D. C " The Washing
ton man reached the . crater of the
volcano, 13,000 feet above the level of
the sea.
In the last 100 years not more than
six men have succeeded in reaching
Colima's crater. On account of the
precipitous character of the mountain
and the thick covering of sand and
ashes the ascent of Colima is regard
ed as one of the most dangerous in
the world. The deadly gases that
issue from the crater and the possi
mlity of a violent eruption at any
time make the ascent doubly perilous.
The last man to attempt to reach
the crater was Dr. Peter H.
of Harvard university. He
. Goldsmith.
He failed, and
announced that it was practically ini-
possible to get as far as the crater.
Thirt5"-nve geologists Started to
make the ascent of the volcano. At
a cost of $1,000 the state government
built a house especially for their ac- J
commodation at the foot of the rnoun- j
tain. The entire 35 climbed as far j
as the end of the timber line, and I
there 23 lost courage and turned back.
The remaining 12 struggled for six
hours to reach the crater. Long poles
were used to determine footholds, as
great pits of sand and ashes each of
them capable of ingulfing dozens of
men. exist along Colima's sides. The
climbers were half blinded by smoke
and steam and in constant danger
from the deadly gases, but they per
severed, and finally reached the rim
of the crater. At the crater's edge
they encountered hot rocks and lava.
imvnu uul au -"
vious night, and these burned through
shoes, leggms and gloves. Through
v. - ; v.
fear of suffocation, the geologists re
mained but a few minutes at the
crater. They were able to reach the
timber line before night overtook
them, and they camped on the moun-
tain side until the following morn- , seives to restrict or discourage by dis-iig-
I eriminatinsr taxation the exnortation
The Colima volcano is 125 miles
southwest of this city, in about the
same latitude as the City of Mexico,
and approximately 75 miles from the
nearest point of the Pacific coast.
For centuries no one ' knows how
many Colima has been active, and
during the last 300 years, at least.
violent periods have been frequent and
often prolonged. During these pe- J
rioas oi violence me Mexican volcano i
Decomes tne rival oi esuvius as a ;
spectacular performer. The thin line
of vapor that issues from, the crater
continuously in days
of co in par a-
to a great pil-
lar of black smoke; hot rocks of va-
rio sizes some of them giant bowl-
ders sand and ashes are thrown Into
the air for hundreds of feet above
CreSt f 1116 mountaIn;t flam?s
heap from the crater and lightning
Plas above U and terrifying subter- j
ranean rumblings and sharp detona
tions are heard for many miles. Often
the fall of sand and ashes is so dense
as to cause extreme darkness during
the daylight hours in the vicinity of
the volcano.
Those who climbed to the crater of
Colima are: W. Harvey Weed, Wash
ington, D. C; John E. Wolf, Boston;
E. O. Hovey, New York; Rudolf Ruede-
mann, Albany, N. Y.; H. F. Cleland,
Williamston. Mass.; H. F. Reed, Balti
more; Fraud D. Adams and J. Austen
Bancroft, Montreal; A. P. Coleman,
Toronto; George Berg and Rudolf
Stobbe, Berlin. Germany, and Tsu
manaka Iki, Tokio, Japan.
Thinks Cows Are Cursed.
Shamokin, Pa, Having lost a large
number of cattle during the last year,
and believing a neighbor thought by
some of the superstitious to be a witch
was causing him bad luck, Joseph
Gottshalk, a prosperous Mahanoy val
ley farmer, has signed a contract with
a woman in this city to give him pro
tection for one year. The woman is
alleged to possess the powers of witch
craft. Gottshalk will pay her a reg
ular salary for her protection. In 12
months he has lost, through sickness
and accident, many cows, horses and
pigs, although his barn was a model
nf sanitation. Since Gottshalk first
called on this woman protector the
illness in his stock has ceased, and
he is enthusiastic over the venture.
Finds Horns of Irish Elk.
Dublin. While cutting turf on a
bog In County Limerick, a laborer
came on the horns of an Irish elk, and.
carefully digging, exhumed the head
and. antlers of a magnificent speci
men of this great deer, where it had
lain for centuries, preserved by the
peat. The horns measure from tip
to tip eight feet two inches. It is in
a wonderful state of preservation, con
sidering the Deriod of time which had
elapsed since these animals existed.
&3 no authentic time or satisfactory
theory is forthcoming when they lived
or what caused-their extinction. Ire-
land was, undoubtedly, its home.
Chicago Parents Think This Best Way
to Make Him Unselfish.
Chicago. Lee Gessner Creel, the 19-months-old
son of H. H. Creel, has
been dedicated to the cause of labor
with solemn ceremony.
The dedication took place at St.'
James Methodist church with .the
Allied Printing Trades Council as a
sort of collective godfather. Trades
unionists filled the pews and the Rev.
D. C. Millner officiated as the repre
sentative of the church and labor,
while R. R, Wright, president of Typo
graphical Union No. 16, assisted and
the Rev. William A. Quayle, pastor of
the church made the address of wel
come. L. P. Strauble, secretary of the
Allied Printing Trades Council, ac
cepted the child on behalf of labor as
a future champion of the cause.
Creel and his wife both expressed
their desire that the boy shall become
an unselfish man, giving his life to
others. They declared that in their
opinion organized labor was the cause
which realized the best ideals of help
to humanity.
The dedicating of the child, they
said, was merely the expression of a
desire which all true mothers and
fathers must feel in regard to their
children. The idea came to Creel be
cause of his many years connection
with labor organizations and publi
cations .
May MacDowell. Eva Marshall
Shouts and Jane Addams. all sociolog
ical workers, were present.
Price of South American Product to
Be Increased.
New York. The financing of Bra
zil's coffee valorization plan has been
arranged. Bankers and merchants.
internationally known and all identi
Bed with the coffe trade, will advance
the money needed about $20,000,000.
j The bankers and merchants are lo
cated in New York, London, Havre
and Hamburg.
, plan ,8 tQ maintain coffee at a
munerative price to the grower by
establishing a minimum quotation at
which it is to be upheld by purchases
of coffee on account of the three
states of Brazil Sao Paulo, Rio and
Minas. Interest on the loans made
is guaranteed and paid by a tax on
every bag of coffee shipped.
The three contracting states bind
themselves to maintain in the native
. niarkprs minimum nrir of 25 to s
milreis per bag of 60 kilos for the first
year. This price is to be gradually
raised after the first year to a maxi
mum of 40 milreis.
The contracting states bind them
. of coffee of inferior grades and they
further bind themselves to pass laws
preventing the extension of coffee acre
age for two years after Jan. 1, 1907.
Bigamist's First Wife Gets Half of
Estate and Second Nothing.
T-ivi vran Toi-oi t.iHm tv.l
lock has revered a decision in an
unusual case that came up from
Comanche county. It was the result
of a bigamous marriage by 3ames Mc
McLaughlin was an old soldier who
deserted his wife in Pennsylvania,
and, coming to Kansas with a young
woman named Annie Scott, married
; her and lived with her 30 years, raising
Lht h,mrn TTnnn his th th
second wife, who says she knew noth
ing of his previous marriage, applied
for a pension, and this led to the dis
covery of wife No. 1.
The court decided that the Penn
sylvania wife was entitled to half the
estate and that McLaughlin's children
by his second wife were entitled to
the other half, while the second wife
was entitled to nothing, though it was
largely through her efforts that the
property was accumulated.
King Edward Causes Change in Lon
don Society.
London. A momentous change has
been decreed in the habits of Lon
don society, initiated by the king.
His majesty disapproved of the
tendency to make the dinner hour
later and later, and has decreed that
nereafter the fashionable dinner hour
shall be from half past six to half
past seven.
Before this change was instituted
society dined from eight to nine. The
new dinner hour, which is a return
to earlier manners, is welcomed by
everybody. It will benefit the thea
ters, which have lost many patrons
through the late dinner hour, and it
will also send more persons to the
restaurants for supper.
Persons who dined at eight o'clock
were not always inclined for supper
afterward, and could not reach the
theater before the middle of the per
formance. Pays One Cent, Gets $10,000.
London. The heirs of one of the
victims of the Grantham railroad dis
aster have received $10,000 insurance,
which was effected at a cost of one
penny. The insured was a regular
subscriber to a London penny weekly
which insures its readers against ac
cidents and death. The day of the
disaster he sent his valise, containing
a current copy of the paper, duly
signed, to the hotel at Retford, where
he expected to pass the night. With
'n a few hours of his death the claim
as examined, allowed and settled.
Greatest Number of Casualties Are
Among Employes Interstate Com
merce Body Tells of Year's
Earnings of Carriers.
Washington. During the year end
ing June 30. 1905, according to a state
ment issued by the Interstate com
merce commission, an average of 26
people were killed and 238 injured
every day in railroad accidents In the
United States. The total number
killed during the year was 9.703, while
the injured numbered S6.00S. The
greatest casualties were among the
employes of railroads, as follows:
Trainmen, 1,900 killed and 29.S53
injured; switch tenders, crossing tend
ers, and watchmen, 136 killed, 8S3 in
jured; other employes, 1,235 killed,
36,097 injured. The casualties to em
ployes coupling and uncoupling cars
were: Employes killed, 230; Injured,
The casualties connected with cou
pling and uncoupling cars are assigned
as follows:
Trainmen killed, 217; injured, 3,316;
switch tenders, crossing tenders, and
watchmen killed, 6; injured. 12S. Other
employes killed, 7; injured. 99.
The casualties due to falling from
trains, locomotives, cars in motion,
were: Trainmen killed, 407; Injured,
4,646. Switch tenders, crossing tend
ers, and watchmen killed. 12; injured,
126. Other employes killed, 60; in
jured, 559.
The casualties due to jumping on or
off trains, locomotives, or cars in mo
tion were: Trainmen killed. 119; in
jured, 3.79S. Switch tenders, crossing
tenders, and watchmen killed, 4; in
jured, 111. Other employes killed, 49;
injured. 62S. The casualties to the
same three classes of employes in con
sequence of collisions and derailments
were: Trainmen killed, 579; injured,
4,736. Switch tenders, crossing tend
ers, and watchmen killed, S; injured,
37. Other employes killed, So; in
jured, 750.
The number of passengers killed
was 537 and injured 10,457. In the
previous year 441 passengers were
1.111 - i fx -9 -m s m . i
iviueu aau mjurea. mere were
341 passengers killed and 6,053 in- j Pauline Mackuy, tbe present title hold
jured because of collisions and derail- er; Miss Georsrianna Bishop, the win
ments. The total number of persons j ner of tne tournament, aud Miss
other than employes and passengers Frances C. Osgood, the eastern cham-
killed was 5.S05; injured, S.71S. These
figures include the persons trespass
ing, of whom 4.S65 were killed and
5.261 injured. The total number of
casualties to persons other than em
ployes from being struck by trains,
locomotives, or dfcirs was 4,569 killed
and 4,163 injured.
The casualties of this class were:
At highway crossings, passengers
killed, 1; injured, 10; other passen
gers killed, S37; Injured. 1.564. At
stations, passengers killed, 24; in
jured. 90; other persons killed, 3S1;
injured, 571. At other points along
track, passengers killed, 6; injured,
37; other persons killed. 3,320; in
jured, 1.S91.
The ratios of casualties indicate
that one employe in every 411 was
killed, and one employe in every 21
was injured. With regard to train
men that is, enginemen, firemen, con
ductors, and other trainmen one
trainman was killed for every 133 em
ployed and ore injured for every nine
In 1905 one passenger was killed for
every 1,375,S56 carried and one, in
jured for every 70,655 carried. For
1904 the figures show that 1,622,267
passengers were carried for one killed
and 78,523 passengers carried for one
The Interstate commerce commis
sion has also made public statistics of
railways in the United States for the
year ending June 30, 1905, based on
reports of the railroads as required
by law. These show that on June 30,
1905, the total single track railway
mileage in the United States was 21S,
101, or 4,196 miles more than at the
end of the previous year. The oper
ated mileage for which substantially
complete returns were rendered to
the commission was 216.971 miles, in
cluding 7,568 miles of line used under
trackage rights. The aggregate length
of railway mileage, including tracks
of all kinds, was 306,796 miles.
The reported number of persons on
the pay rolls of the railways in the
United States on June 30, 1905, was
1,382,196, an average of 637 employes
per 100 miles of line.
The par value of the amount of rail
way capital outstanding on the date
named was $13,S05,25S,121. Of the
total capital stock outstanding $2,435,
470,337 paid no dividends.
The number of passengers reported
as carried by the railways was 738,-
834,667, being 23,414,9S5 more than in
The number of tons of freight re
ported as carried was 1,427,731,905, ex
ceeding tbe tonnage of 1904 by 117,
832,740 tons.
The gross earnings from the opera
tion of 216,973 miles of line were $2,-
0S2,4S2.406, or $107,30S,315 greater
than for 1904, and for the first time
exceeding the $2,000,000,000 mark.
The operating expenses were $1,390,-
602,152, or $51,705,899 more than in
1904. The income from operation or
the net earnings of the railways
amounted to $691,SS0,254, this amount
exceeding the corresponding one for
the previous year by $55,602,416.
The amount of dividends declared
during the year under review was
$238,046,897, leaving as the surplus
from the operations of the year $S9,
043 90.
Oardaer Take. Featare at
- aaoat Parlc-Aira a Sararlse.
NEW YORK, Oct, 11. Dr. Gardner,
the 7 to 5 favorite, won the Bronx
handicap, six furlongs, by three lengths
at Belmont park. Shaw broke him la
front, and the son of Bannockburn
soon had a lead of a couple of lengths,
which he held to the finish, winnlnx
Airs, neglected In the betting, at 20 to
1, won the llurricana selling stakes bj
one and a half lengths. The stewards
suspended Jockey Walter Miller for
one week for rough riding. Four favor
ites won. Summaries:
First Race. Prince Hamburg, first;
Rusk, second; Oaklawn, third.
Second Race. Toddles, first; Jennla
Wells, second; Sally Preston, third.
Third Race. Airs, first; Glenham.
second; Vaquero, third.
Fourth Race. Far West, first; Hot
Toddy, second; Montgomery, third.
Fifth Race. Dr. Gardner, first; Dis
habille, second; Ben Ban, third.
Sixth Race. Belmere, first; Belle of
Jessamine, second; Onatas, third.
CtImmm Defeats Bate.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., Oct. 11. Har
vard defeated Bates 27 to 6 on Sol
diers field in one of the most spectaci.
lar games of the year. Bates had sj
fast team and played with a dash th:f
during the first few minutes carried
the Harvard team off its feet, and in
three plays, one of which was a quar
terback kick, the ball was carried over
for the first score against the crimson
thus far in the season. Harvard scor
ed three touchdowns in the first half,
from which Burr kicked two goals, and
Hall also dropped a goal from the field.
Mitchell Defeats Stacklen.
WEST NEWTON. Mass.. Oct, 11.
The individual championship of the
New England Intercollegiate Golf as
sociation opened at the Woodland Golf
club here. Of the eight survivors four
are from Williams and one each from
Bowdoin. Technology. Amherst and
Dartmouth. The feature of the day
was the long drawn out contest be
tween Captain A. Mitchell of the Wil
liams team and W. H. Stucklen of
Dartmouth, which went to the twenty
third hole before Mitchell won.
Three Golf Champions Downed.
WEST NEWTON. Mass.. Oct. 11. It
was a day of blasted hopes for three
women golf champious lu the national
event lXt th(k Bnrn t.hlh. Afss,
piou. were all dropped in the second
round of match play here.
Yale Had to Play Hard to Win.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Oct. 11. The
Yale football team defeated the Spring
field Trainiug school leveu here by a
score of 12 to 0 in a game which re
quired the blue to play football every
minute of each half. Yale did not pre
sent her actual strengsj. Roome, full
back, and Biglow. tackle, being kept
on the side lines on account of minor
Coraell Wiaa Fiona Football Match.
ITHACA. N. Y.. Oct. 11. Cornell
tried trick plays in the football game
with Niagara university and won by a
score of 23 to 6. Niagara made few
gains aud was forced to punt after Ba
leudar, the big Niagara guard, seized
the ball on a Cornell forward pass and
ran sixty yards for a touchdown. Cor
nell was heavily penalized for rough
Tlarera Ate Fp Lehtah.
FRINCETON. N. J.. Oct. 11. Al
though without the services of Captain
McCormick, Princeton defeated Lehigh
by the score of to 0. Princeton
played poorly in the first half and fum
bled frequently, but in the second half
they made a furious attack on the vis
itors and scored six touchdowns, from
which Cooney kicked all the goals.
Dr. Keith Took Loatsville Eveat.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Oct. 11. The
weather was very cold and snow fell
in fitful gusts during the racing at
Churchill Downs. Dr. Keith, the sec- -ond
choice, won the feature event, the
steeplechase handicap. Airship. 'Audi
tor and Goldeu Mineral were the win
ning favorites.
Mil Cmhtree Reeetved the Cap.
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Oct. 11. During
a snowstorm at the Kentucky trotting
horse breeders course Nut Boy. the
champion aged trotter of the year, won
the famous Walnut Hall farm cup.
Miss Lotta Crabtree. his owner, was
present to receive the cup.
Qnakrr Klelcera Wla. 47 to .
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 11. Pennsyl
vania defeated the Franklin and Mar
shall college football eleven here by the
score of 47 to 6. The visitors scored
early in the second half, when Lentz
ran eighty-five yards for a touchdown.
Vlrfftnta'a Easy Victory, S8 ta O.
ROANOKE, Va Oct 11. At Char
lottesville 1 a very spectacular exhibi
tion of football Virginia won an easy
victory over Randolph-Macon coll eg
by a score of 3S to 0.
Cola-ate 29. Hohart O.
HAMILTON, N. Y Oct. 11. Colgate
university defeated Hohart college by
a score of -29 to 0 in a game of football
Set Oil la ripe TLtae oa Fire.
BAKU, Oct. 11. The oil pipe line be
tween here and Barum has been bro
ken and set on fire by malcontents. It
burned several hours. A number of oil
company employees were injured.
Weather Probabilities.
Fair and cooler; northeast winds.

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