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... . Vi. NORWICH BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1917 ; - - 8 STORE CLOSED ' WEDNESDAY UNTIL 5 P. M. JESE SPECIALS ARE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONI They are extraordinary r yaKies and it will mean a big saving for you to shop here. Wednesday night. SILK PETTICOATS I ALL WOOL POPLIN ALL WOOL VELOUR Solid and Changeable v DRESSES COATS Color. In Fall and Winter Styles - LW 3 k" Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only Q2.95 QW.95 Q12.5Q NEW WHITE WAISTS TRIMMED VELVET HATS Silk Ruffle PETTICOATS In Voiles and Madras In all the newest Fall Styles' in All Shades; Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only C7c CS.OO' CI.OB NEW FALL SKIRTS ALL WOOL SERGE AND WHITE PETTICOATS Serges and Poplin SATIN DRESSES Wide Embroidery Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only CS.OO -013.5O OQc ' LADIES' EXTRA WIDE Children's White DRESSES LADIES' CHEMISE GOWNS Size 6 months to 2 years Beading and Ribbon at neck Wednesday Night Only Wednesday Night Only . Wednesday Night Only 39c COc 45c B. GOTTHELF "The Store qf Good Rosenberg s Son Charged Vifh Perjury Seventeen Year Old Boy Presented in Criminal Court Tues day and Held for Trial at January Term 'Arthur Ran ..' dall Given Year in Jail for Siyaling a Horse Case Against Thomas Bevan Continued. Isaaore Rosenberg, of this city, sev enteen year old son of Louis Rosen berg: held for trial in the superior court on the charge of perjury and subornation of perjury was Tues day presented la the criminal court in session here on a bench warrant on a charge of perpury. He pleaded not guilty and bonds were fixed at $500. Attorney Qulnn, his counsel was ap pointed guardian ad. litem. The boy's arrest followed the arrest of his father last week on a charge of - perjury committed in connection with the trial of Arthur Randall, col ored. North Stonington. Shortly after Louis Rosenberg had entered a plea of not guilty to the charge a second charge of subornation of perjury was preferred against him and be again en tered a plea of not guilty. His bonds were fixed at $1,500 at that time. It Is claimed ' that the elder Rosenberg influenced his son to commit perjury while a witness in Randall's trial for SHOESTRING DISTRICT MEN ARE EXEMPTED Board Has Received Additional List From Officials in Waterbury. Attorney Marion R. Davis, in the office of the exemption board, Division No. 11, has received from the Second district fcoard of "Waterbury an ad d 1 tional list of exemptions as follows: Joseph St. John, Raphael Kowa kisski. indefinite discharges; and the following for industrial reasons un til December 20 only: . Victor G. (Hehr, Jfhn Edward Lamb, Hayye O. Jerman, Harold F". Geef, Roy L. .Beard, t Benjamin Kaplan, Clarence Javison J-iee, xtaaiai xx. xj. J caiKjuy, Louis Becker, Erskine H. - Geer, Jr, Theophlle H. Hanney. The local board for Division No. 11 has received a report from the Second district board that the follow lnsr men have been certified -and are note exempted or discharged: W. R- Weaple, Stonington. Freder ick L. Kent, R. F. D. No. 3. Nor wich. Joseph L. Miller. Greenmanville, Mystic. Frank Ka si eL Voluntown. Jas. Put rill Donovan, Mystic. Azarlas Bes sette, Baltic Alfred Henry Brooks, of waterford. William James i Prescott Waterford. Charles Everett Miller of Stonington. John E. Wyatt, Jewett City. Alfred Nofricuk. Jewett City. Harold F. Clark, Lyme. Clifford I. Hoag, "Westerly, R. I. Nathan Ber wich. Uncasville. R. F. D., No. 1. Peter Carnecki, Jewett City. Patrick J. Reardon. Storrington. Earle Leroy Howe, Jewett city. Walter r Sey mour, Jewett City. Louis E. Elgart, Colchester mrancis w.- crown. col Chester. Jacob Marva, Westerly, R. L John A. Rieger, Water ford. Vharles Jo seph Pechie, Glasgo. Nelson Boudry, Voluntown. Harry Moncene, Mystic John Edward Dyier, Jewett City. Win. James Prescott, Waterford. Gustave Hauliseh. Mystic Frank Guieski, Col chester. Joseph Fonseca. Stonington. John Zalewski, Jewett City. Have Daughter in Mooaup. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eden Tift cel ebrated the 60th anniversary of their wedding Saturday evening in their home in Brown street, Johnston, R. I. They were married in Woonsocket on September '22. 187. To them were born 10 children, six - of whom are living. They are Howard W. and David Earl Tift "of Providence, Mrs. Gilbert A. Bishop, Mrs. Walter L. Ev erett and Frank Tift of Johnston and Mts. George H. Young of Moosup. According to a Warsaw report, the Polish Staatsrath, whence a defection recently occurred, has resigned. SPECIALS WEDNESDAY NIGHT FDOM 5 TO 9 P. M. Values" theft of a horse. ' ' . Soen after Randall's, trial had start ed he decided to change His piea of not guilty to guilty. Sentence at that time was deferred by Judge Greene and the case was called up Tuesday. Judge Greene gave Randall one year in jail. Randall stole a horse from William P. Wade of this city on Au gust lglh and -traded the stolen horse for a horse owned by Louis Rosen berg. . . . The case against Thomas Bevan o New London charged with securing goods under false pretences in that city was continued until the January term. Bonds wpre fixed at $500 and Bevan was allowed his freedom on his own secosmlzance. - He was placed in charge of Probation Officer Mansfield of Mew London. A short calendar session of the su perlor" court will be held in New ton don on Friday. Cases will be assigned for trial at that time. ANOTHER LOCAL BACKS UP LIQUOR DEALERS Steamfitter and Plumbers Go On Record as Opposed to Prohibition.. Steamfitters and Plumbers' Union, local No. 267, at a meeting on Tues day evening adopted a resolution en dorsing the action of the local retail liquor dealers' association in raising oDjection to the no-lience petition. The meeting went on record as op posed to prohibition. The action tak en by the steamfitters and plumbers 4s similar to the action taken by the Central Labor Union and the local cigarmakers union. Silver Wedding. ' Mr. and Mrs. Henv E. Vountr cele brated the twenty-fifth anniversary of tneir marriage at tneir home recently. Ushers for the occasion were Henry A. Dawley and Alexander" Tanner. Guesst were present from Norwich, J,eeanon. South Windham. Oneco. Ekonk, Voluntown, Hope Valley, West' Kingston, and West Greenwich. The gifts Included silverware, linen and money. The decorations were golden rod and ferns and the entertainment for- the evening was vocal and instru mental . music. Refreshments were served. , INCIDENTS IN SOCIETY Miss Matilda Butts Newport, R. I. is visiting in Horatio Bigelow, Jr., is a student at Milton, Mass., Academy this term. Miss Delia Leavens , has returned from a stay of several weeks In the Adirondacks. Miss Margueretta Johnson has en tered Columbia university to take s course in art. ' Mr. and Mrs. Leonard O. Smith of Old Elms have been spending several days at Atlantic City. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner D. Pond of Winchester,' Mass-, have been guests of Mb-, and -Mrs. Frank H. Pullen of Lincoln avenue. - Miss Florence Williams of Tantlc has returned from a visit with Miss Marjorie Hillhouse at her summer home at Harwich port, Mass. STORE CLOSED WEDNESDAY ' UNTIL 5RM. & CO. 94-100 Main Street WILL TRY POISON GAS ON DOGS If Successful State Laboratory Will Turn It Over to U. S. Army. The state laboratory at New Ha ven, formerly at Middletown has pro duced a poison gas which if proved successful will be turned over to the Use of the U. S. army and will Be used on the Germans in trench warfare. The state laboratory is now in charge of Prof. C. J. Bartlett as di rector and the experiments, which will be of novel character, will be under his charge. The gas will be tried on Connec ticut dogs, whose only homes are those furnished by dog pounds. The state is planning to sacrifice the dogs' lives that there may be fewer human lives lost. The new gas if it works out as well as is anticipated, will be used in gas bombs. The. dogs, are sent to New 'Haven' alive, and are to be made tar gets, for gas bombs.' United States army officers performing the experi ments . ' ; . '. -. : Dogs are to . be. put at a certain distance and gas is released in waves toward them. The effects on the dogs is watched, and if the gas is found to be sufficiently deadly. It will be adopted for use on the European front. While it is impossible as yet to determine the deadly strnegth of the gas it is said to be stronger than the chlorine gas . which was used by the Germans early in the war and it is expected that it will be a valuable weapon for trench warfare... ' The matter was taken up with the commissioner of i domestic animals, .who has the exclusive right to say what shall be- done with anitsals which . are Impounded, and are un claimed: UsuaJly they are killed with chloroform. Instead of employing this -method of disposing of them in this 'way, it was decided to send them alive to New Haven for experimentation- purposes. nd so, from all over the state dogs are being sent to the state laboratory to die for their country. One thous and dogs were asked for, as it was thought that this number would be required to complete the experi ments satisfactorily. Large number's have already been sent to the labora tory and many more are on the way. The new quarantine on all dogs west of the Connecticut river went into ef fect Monday. Dog wardens all over the state have been ordered to enforce the law strictly. . and to watch every dog allowed to go loose, without its owner, on the end of a leash. All stray dogs will be seized, and sent to New Haven, and will be used at the state laboratory. It is under stood that each dog which is taken to the state laboratory wilt be paid for by the state, so that the city will not lose anything on the plan. i "It may seem cruel to dispose of the dogs In this way," said Domestic Animals Commissioner James M. Whittlesey, "but it is better to have the dogs killed than to have the Yinva m iTirope Killed unnecessarily." N. F. A. NOTE3. Battalion Had First Drill of 'the Sea son on Tuesday Juniors Make Best Showing in Point of Numbers. The N. F. A. battalion had their first drill Tuesday afternoon with an attendance of about. 85. boys. The three upper classes went through the drills learned last year in marching. The juniors made the best showing in numbers, having about 35. They were taught the elements of the 'School of the Soldier,? then they went through some- marching. At the next drill it is expected the guns will be used and some new work begun. Open order drill will be started pret ty soon and there will be skirmishing. The work is under the charge ef -Edward McKay. Attended Niece's Wedding. Mrs. Mary Stapleton has returned from New York where she attended the marriage of Her - niece. Mrs. W. A. Howland (Mary L. Stapleton) of Savannah, Ga, Her father, William P. Stapleton was formerly of Norwich. WRITES OF WAR TIME - CONDITIONS IN LONDON Secretary of Norwich Chamber of Commerce ' Receives Interesting" Let ter From English Business House Secretary Herbert R. Branche of the local Chamber of Commerce nas re ceived from Frank Chitham. merchan dlse manager of Self ridge & Co., Ltd., Xondon, England, an interesting sur vey of ' business conditions in that country brought about through the world" war. Some weeks ago Mr. Branche addressed a letter to Sel- fridge and Company for the purpose of securing - first hand information as to conditions in England. Mr. cmt ham in replying to the request, writes as follows; Mr. U. R. Branche, Chamber of Com merce of Norwich, Connecticut, U. S. A. Dear Sir: In reply to your letter of August 6th. we think, the letter re cently written by Mr. Selfridjge to some of his friends in America will answer- many of the questions which you have in mind. We have pleasure In enclosing one for your perusal and trust you will find it of interest. , Tours faithfully, ' x ' For Selfridge & Co., Ltd., ' FRANK CHITHAM. The enclosed letter follows: We have really, during the last two and three-quarter years gone througn an interesting experience. I can hardly think that anything like the same conditions will 'arise in America, even though the war is continued long er than we expect and even tnougn America gets into -it quite deeply. Things have taken place, which, before the war we should have felt were ab solutely inconsistent with the contin uation of business, oit at least, with any possible satisfactory . result to that business. And yet we have ad justed ourselves all over the country to these conditions without serious consequences and without much com plaint, for the feeling throughout Great Britain is absolutely unanimous in sustaining the country, no matter what is necessary, in this great war. To begin with from this business the first week of the war we lost 150 of our young men who came to us as "students" and had learned the bus iness under our own instruction, to whom we were looking to fill the man agerial positions of the house as rap idly as they might become vacant. This was a serious loss to our organ ization and one. which we cannot make up. Of course most of these young men will return . when this war is over, but in the meantime they have grown three years older and have ndl during these three years increased their knowledge., of the . Dry Goods business. Incidentally I may say that we have now 900 men with the Colours and we spend $30,000 or'$40, 000 a year in absentees' salaries, which means that we are advancing money to their families so that they shall not in any way want during the period of the "bread winners'" ab sence. This is generally being done throughout Great Britain. Another difficulty which came quick ly was the reduction and final aban donment of the suburban trains, which we in London has counted upon being absolutely essential to the holding of the business of the suburban cus tomer. Recently the 'bus service, which corresponds with the trams In America, has been very much curtail ed and only this morning one of my managers told me that 72 different "bus routes passing this house had been taken off. Those reductions also we have gradually accustomed ourselves to until we hardly recognize the dif ference. During the first-few months of the war our merchandise was not difficult to obtain, but for the last year or more this has become, perhaps, the biggest problem we have to solve. Im portations have been prohibited by the government In many departments and In those which have not been prohibit ed we. have great difficulty in getting goods. The manufacturing districts of Francs in the northeast as you know, has been in the fighting area for so long that practically no mer chandise has bee-n obtainable from this great source of supply for at least two years. . When we went to Amer ica for" merchandise we found the manufacturers so well supplied with orders from home that their interests in foreign business was not keen, and while some of them treated us with great courtesy I think, perhaps, more or less, it was because of my being an American, still, America has not been a very good supply center as far as Great Britain and our kinds of goods are concerned. Notwithstanding all of these troubles most of the Dry Good houses in Eng land have shown -something of an in crease in business iand profits during the last 12 months, and this is because wages have steadily risen and the em ployed class have more money today than they have ever had before in this part of the world. On the other hand the moneyed clas have in most instances had their net "incomes se riously reduced by taxation, etc., and this class has not spent anything like the money that it was accustomed to spend before the "war. I think generally business has been good in all departments of women's requirements, men's departments have had a difficult time because 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 of our men are in khalrf and not requiring men's hats, shirts and collars, etc. ' Our own increase has been very much larger than anyone's 'in Eng land. .We sold two-and-a-half mil lion dollars,, more than a year ago and three-hundred-and-seventy-five thous and dollar more, but I do not attrib ute that increase to the war in any way and feel that we would have done very much better if it had not been for the war. We really have accomr plished this interesting result by hard work and pressing home the ideals of this business, and I have ventured to say puDHcly many times, this bus!--ness is still only just begun." Certain Items of expense have im pressed themselves upon us which heretofore we have hardly considered. For example, the matter of twine has become a very serious item. Vve are spending something like one thousand five hundred dollars to two . thousand dollars a month on this one Insignifi cant thing, while paper, boxes, wrap ping envelopes, etc., have enormously Increased oyer pre-war prices. Gaso line has risen tremendously and is fast approaching a point when it will hard ly be obtainable for any purpose ex cept the use of motors at the front, as of course here everything suceombs to the requirements of the army and navy as It should be and as It must. If I were doing business in Amer ica and had acqnired ray experience of the last two and three-quarter years I should watch with the atreatest care these several points; the organiza tion and my ability to 11 in with wo men or men above the age of enlist ment such posts as would necessarily become vacant. . I should keep my eye very closely on the market' and if I discovered any likelihood of short age in woolen goods, in silk goods, (especially hosiery) in leather, I should make my stocks as full as I felt my business could possibly, warrant, and with the same watchfulness on the market I should supply paper and twine for a long time ahead. This paper shortage affects one in many ways and will make itself felt in America, if the war continues any thing like as long time, and adver tising will entirely change its condi tion. We are now limited to two or three columns in newspapers in ad: 4 YTsb -jt-,: Zt. Trolleys Lead - C2fy AUTUMN OPENING DISPLAY OF Floor Coverings and Draperies Wednesday Thursday Friday Each purchase of Foor Coverings or Draperies which you make should be considered an investment, and the character of your investment should be examined with the same care that the business man displays in buying his stocks and bonds. Viewed as an investment our Floor Coverings and Draperies will most certainly pay good dividends in the way of long service and general satisfaction - and viewed as dainty home furnishings they will long be sources of delight to you. We extend a cordial invitation to you to examine our big, new Stock, and shall count it a pleasure to show you these latest arrival . forthehome. . . . which we have heretofore used a page. Catalogues are prohibited, not be cause the government is trying to cur tail trade but because of the great shortage in paper shortage caused by the absence of excess tonnage, all tonnage being used for bringing mu nitions and food stuffs to this country tnd to the countries of our allies. I should also repeat the policy which we have maintained here, to keep our business going at high pressure. War or no war. In August, 1914, most of the stores of Great Britain were attacked with a case of fright and their first thought was to reduce their expenses. We went ahead in no way curtailing ours but "carried on" as usual to our un doubted advantage, but'all the.time we Kepi our eyes as careiiiuy as possiuie on the horizori to discover signals which should cause us to change our policy. These difficulties all came, but gradually, and at no period during the war have we withdrawn from this first energetic policy and our house is as thronged today or more so than ever before, but as I have said we are quite an exception to the rule. BRIEF STATE NEWS Durham W. P. Camp received five first premiums and four second pre miums on his blooded stock which he exhibited at the atate fair. Winsted W. H. Bowden, of New Haven has been invited by the direc tors of the WSnsted Y. M. C. A. to become secretary, succeeding J-. Frank Leonard. Portland Patrick O'Neil, who for the past thirty-five years has success fully conducted a blacksmith shop on lower Main street, has sold out his business. Mr. O'Neill will retire and enjoy a rest. Hartford Manager Albert B. Ris ley of the safe deposit department of the Hartford-Aetna National (Bank ob served Friday the forty-sixth anniver sary of his start in the banking busi ness Sept. 26, 17L Centreville A band of gypsies passed through here yesterday and as they were refused admittance to one of the local stores, one of the female mem bers of the gang broke one of the panes of glass in the door. ' Waterbury Mike Thompson, until recently athletic director at City col lege, Baltimore, will again be in charge of athletics at Mount . St. Mary's college, Emmitsburg.' Md. Mike is one of Waterbury's best known rep resentatives in the football world. - Wrnated Sheriff IFrank H. Turk Ington, who has had about 40 head of young sfock in pasture on his land southwest of Highland lake, has lost a number of head by poisoning. Dr. Bitgood, after an examination of the yearlings, was of the opinion that they had eaten poisonous weeds. Middletown President Woodrow Wilson has paid a glowing tribute to Professor William North Rice, dean of the faculty members at Wesleyan university, in the foreword to the booklet. Through Darkness to Dawn, which ' contains the commencement day address delivered by Professor Rice at Wesleyan last June. Danbury Every man of "the new national army who left Danbury last week, for Camp Devens, has by this time been given a pincushion made bv Mrs. Nathan M. Belden, of 41 Fairview avenue, mother of John M. Belden, teller of the Savings iBank of Dan bury. Mrs. Belden was active in ser vice at home during the Civil war. New Britain In order to assure all the necessary comforts of their fellow members who have been called to war, the Toung Men's T. A. & B. so-' "" YEOMAN MARIE BRESLIN IN REGULATION. UNIFORM Miss Marie Breslin, first-class yeo man assistant to Commander G. G. Mitchell in' charge of the Charlestown navy yard. This is the first of the full regulation yeoman uniforms used in the United States navy. No one will deny that the uniform is becom ing to the feminines in Uncle Sam's navy. And, what's more, the sailor hat. without feathers or decoration, is quite smart enough to satisfy their exacting demands. ciety at a meeting yesterday morning authorized President Albert N. Volz to appoint a committee which will in vestigate the needs of the men in the training camps and on battlefields. Saybrook Miss Julia Clark, Bridge port, was fined $25 and costs here the other day for exceeding the speed limit and reckless driving, amounting to $53.95, which she paid. The hearing was before Judge William E. Burke. Sunday, Aug. 19, Company G, Home Guard, were marching to the battaiion inspection on the Burr farm, and in turning the town pump corner, she came into their line with her auto mobile, losing control of the same, and before she could recover struck Ar thur Q. Ingham, who was slightly in jured and compelled to leave the ranks and taken home. Several let ters were sent to her, but no response was received. iSheriff C. C. Fairbanks served the notice on Thursday at her home she returning with him to stand trial, after which Mr. Ingham came to the conclusion that he would not pro ceed with a civil suit. - " . us., tfjr-, S The Business Center . of Norwich Boston Store; Bargain Bulletin ABOUT 25 RUGS MARKED DOWN FOR THE OPENING SALE BUY NOW . Here is a bargain list of Ruga which it is our intention to get rid of this week, via the reduced price route. If you are inter-. ested in securing a genuine Rug bargain look these over. WE OFFER Three Smith's Axmlnsters In the 9 by 12 size. They were $2-5.00. NOW $21.00 Two Blue Ribbon Velvet Rugs, 9 by 12 in size, were $25.00. .NOW S21J0 One Seamless Tapestry Brussels Rug, 9 feet square, was $18.00. NOW $15.00 One fine Axminster In the T foot 6 by 9 foot size, was $18.00. NOW 114.00 Two Seamless Tapestry Rugs, T foot by 9 foot, were 12.00. ' NOW $10.00 Two Wool Fibre Rugs, 9 feet square, were $5.26. NOW $4.00 One Wool Fibre' Rug, 9 by 10 foot 6, was $6.25. NOW $4.00 One Wilton Velvet Rug, 9 by 11 feet, was $12.60. NOW $9.00 Two Seamless Tapestry Brussels Rugs. 9 by 12 in size, were $15.00. NOW $12.50 One Seamless Tapestry Bruoaela Rug, 9 by 12 feet, was 18.00. . NOW $12.50 One fine Body Brussels Rug, by 9 feet, was $20.00. NOW $16.50 One Seamless Sanford Axmin ster Rug, 6 by 9 feet, was $19.60. NOW $15.00 Three Wool Fibre Rugs, C by 9 feet, were $4.25. NOW $3.00 The Reid & Hughes Co. A Native of Putnam. Mr. and Mrs. Lucius E. Buck of '; Conway, Mass., celebrated their gold- en wedding anniversary at their home j Sunday with a gathering of their tm- i 'mediate fpmily and relatives. Mr. 'I Buck was born in Goshen, Mass.. and is 69 years old, and has worked tut hla j trade of expert woodworker and tool maker for 48 years. Mrs. Buck's maid-'1 en name was Sellna Naylor. She is 87 1 and was born In Putnam. Her mother, Mrs. Julia Naylor, Is living in "JDub,-j lin, N. H. Because of her age she' could not come to- the celebration, but ) four generations of her descendants were represented by Mrs. Buck and J Mrs. Buck's daughter, Mrs. Harris. Bicknell, her granddaughter. : Mrs. ; Robert Spencer and her great -grand- i daughter. Marion Spencer..- ..