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THE FARMER i FEBRUARY 5, 1915 Amusements POLFS Mile. Juliette Dika, the distinguish.. ed Parisian artiste, heads the unusual ly good vaudeville program at Soli's for the-laal; .half of the week in a se ries ,of song characterizations that are distinctly different from anything ever 1 seen5 here. " t Mllei Dika is .a: former star: of musical comedy successes ana , in ..1 vaudeville -is- repeating : the " tri-: ; Omphs that she won in productions. She is, of pleasing personality, has , a f wonderful voice and her gowns-, are stunning. ' ' f . 7 i Jack Conley and Margaret Webb in their "musical whirlwind,":-label t'The Storm, have won immediate favor. -Their eccentric piano - and song num bers, coupled with some good comedy, make a most' entertaining number on any : program. 1 Clifford r and - Burke, old favorite' "blackface" comedians, are; repeating -their former successes her, in a comedy skit that - is' really 'funny. v? -.--v "Wiluams and Segal in songs , and V.da'nees of the up-to-the-minute calibre; Howard,' " a, pantomimist in funny acrobatics; and the Hursley Troupe, presenting some , sensational aerial feats, . complete the vaudeville . proaram. '. ' 1' he feature photoplay la a five-part drama : called 4The Battle ol Sexes"' Tha photodrama is; built around, the ' perplexing -social problem, "'Should ' there b qnCmor&l standard for man and another for woman?" i The play - teaches 1 a' jferv convincing . lesson, handling this great social Question in a deUcate : yet , forceful way. Photo graphically, the picture is superb and It: is. most adequately presented by a laro company of artists. In addition to 'The Battle of Sexes" there are other high-class photoplays. 0 PI2AZA Ben M. Jerome.'and his nine- Jolly, Juvenile -Joy makers were the big winners on the Plaza program for the last - half of the weeks and yesterday's audiences could not . seem ' to- , get enough , of the act. . Mr. Jerome, who .enjoys the distinction of being Amer ica's foremost composer of light opera presided at the , piano-, and . ; accom panied his thoroughly competent com pany of young, people in the rendi tion, of his latest and most , popular compositions. , There was . plenty of " life 'in thei offering, which was staged in two scenes,- and everything went off "with a snap and (dash that brought rounds of applause.- ; T ' Sam L. - Rice with .Lulu Beeson and Harry Lyons were also on the, -program 1a a prominent spot and their efforts wera greatly appreciated. Sam Rica and Harry Lyons with a line of cross talk that kept the audience in a gale of laughter from the beginning to the end of the act were welcome fia-nres and Miss Beeson's soft shoe dancing brought her rounds of ; ap- piau.se. ' - , ' v ; ". , Earl & "Wilson, have, "a 'heat, and novel singing and talking fantasy with plenty of ' comedy interspersed -and it came' in for a. big demonstration of n tTinsiasm 'from th& auditors. v The Turners gave an exhibition of roller skating that Ok the audience by surprise for, many of theil' stunts . were daring In'5 the extreme, t The Tornadoes, in a '- gymnastic offering that , ranks -with, the very best in Its line were well received- There are four people in the act and they went through their feats, with ugntnmg . . like speed. ' " " " ' : -.- -.' - ' - Charles Chaplin.' the funny "drunk was. responsible for fifteen minutes of hllai-itv' in "His Musical . career which-was even more appreciated than when previously shown. "Fatty and Mabel's Wash Day," another Key stone comedy; "The Sisters," a -Xvro reel drama and- "Ring Around Koaey" -a pleasing comedy composed the bill. LYRIC Rehearsals for next week's play at the Lyric theater, Charles Mr-danger's strong - drama, "The Run ' of . the , Cards," ore, now in progress,- and Judging from the way they have been going the play will undoubtedly prove one of the lfug successes or the v-aj.- Ibirrn Stock: company's present season. . The playwright himself has been in ' 'Bridgeport during the past weex ax recttnar the rehearsals-of the produc Hem and he is highly pleased at the way things are going- 1 " . . "The Run of - .The -1 Cards", win be . r resented at' the Lyric, for the first time on any stage. Mr.' Nirdlingeri who is America's foremost young playwright, has already a. number of successes to his credit including "The World and His Wife," last week1 . -great - success, and "The First Lady of the Land," In- which Elsie Fergu son "starred.; '. Lowell Sherman, the present" leading : man at the .Lyric, played opposite Miss Ferguson, in this ' production, ". ' " r.-. "A Otontented Woman," this week "production, continues to play to pack. ed houses afternoons and evenings, and Miss Suzanne Jackson, Lowell Sherman. .Edward Darney and the other popular "members of the Cal- burn Stock company, are receiving in numerable congratulations) on - their -work in this production. EMPIRE Jesse L. Lasky presents Edward Abeles. who made his first notable screen success under Lasky manage ment in "Brewster's Millions," in new photo-dramatic comedy with money motive, entitled "After Five.' This play which is the -Joint work of Cecil B. De Mille and William C. De Mille finds humor In things and conditions ... generally . associated with tragedy, such as life-insurance coupled with at plot yto get killed -"ac cidentally .on purpose' . and t a black mailing scheme of the deepest dye. The originality of the elements of . ordinary Hf e upside down, so to speak provides the piece with a rare quail ty of whimsical .humor. . This 'fea- ture will be shown at the Empire the atre today and tomorrow. Ted , Ewing,! the1 character imper sonated by Mr. Abeles, . is ,the young guardian of Nora Hildreth. -. Seeking to Invest her: money wlBely, he con suits his friend, Sam Parker, who is wealthy, and decides , to put ' her - $50,000,- in. addition to his own fortune, ; ; amounting to about :the same. Into a syndieat known as Potash Preferred.- Potash goes to smash in the stock market and Ted, who is much in -love with Nora, pland to reimburse her by tak ing out a 'life insurance ' policy and then having himself killed "by acci dent." : About this same time, Ted Is receiving the particular attention of Dr. Schwartz, the chief of a gang of blackmailers, who explains .that if Ted does not pay him' ' $ 6,000, he (Ted) will surely meet wtUi a fatal T3TTOTAT.O j " "ST From every standpoint the dis tribution of really fine clothing during this sale will be without a parallel. 5e8 ' PMCIfflWJS M, $10.00, $12.00 Values BOYS' BALIMCAMS All wool very latest styles.. Made ; v of newest fabrics. 154-value . $4.00 . . . . r . . Now S2 -S O , 15 value $6.00. . ... .Now S4.I.O 35value $8.50. . . v. INow. SSSS 8 value ' $12.00 Now SG-6S . yf-'3 ,,m jf rim i Jt i Si mill EbmSi -r fn i SUIT $1 4.37 $1 5.37 S16.S5 $10.50 HOW . " f " Among the above are a large num ber of Stout Suits 'from 38 to 44. Dark Silk Mixtures, Pin Stripes and all latest 'patterns. .$12.00 NOW -'. $15.00 NOW $18.00 NOW $20.00 NOW $22.00 NOW $25.00 NOW $28.00 NOW $30.00 NOW $35.00 $12.00 e7'7n NOV . . . . . 53 $15.00 v ; : CO "7K NOW .'5 $18.00, , f ei o now, 1 $NOW $14.37 gSf -' - - - $15.87 , S1S.65 If0;:.; $18.50 $35.00 ; . eiq 7R NOW . . .... : . . . . . w- I Balmacaans in this sale at an ex tra , large reduction- $6.95, $7.85, $9.75, $12.00 were values upto $25.00. , : : . . - '$1.10'; '..-...:.... $1.35 .'.:-...l.'.!...;.,:$1'.05; $2.10 i. .$2.65' ................... r0w $3.85 $3.75 AS $1.50 NOW $2.00 NOW $2.50 NOW $3.00 NOW $3.50 NOW $4.00 NOW $5.00 NOW $6.00 . C NOW V CXTRA SPECIAL Fifty pairs Pants, heavy, all-wool, made to sell for not less than $3.50. Now $2.50 while they last T An opportunity to get really fine clothes at a saving of many dollars. : Eckhardt's lowest retail price was $15. My prices as low as $7.75. J TO. Mb- (0 (Cfo Opposite , Elm Bridgcpor v Plenty of extra salesmen to handle the crowds. If you were at my last sale, you'll know that ; it pays to get here early. . : . ' . 1 accident This ,is Just wjiat -4.ea is looking jfor and :he arranged for the doctor-to deliver the accident in re turn for, all his remaining cash, $1,- 500; putting the money in charge 01 Tori'n .Tn.nanese valet. Oki. ICQ is warned that he must be prepared to die at any moment '. Alter -tTve. It now develops that the smash in Potash was only a ruse and that the stock is really advancing mjvalue, but Ted isrconfronted with ""the most ridiculous difficulties in saving .him self .from his own deeply laid, plans of disaster. , ' 1 Finally, he .wins the love of Nora,' buys off the blackmailer end bring? eL the complications! of rsH story to a rnxwy uuuuuoiuu. ARGEtlTlHE EHVOY URGES EXPANSION OF U. S. MARKETS "Washington, Feb. ,5. The need Of fmrnediate expansion in the commer cial relations ibetweenV the United States and Argentine fwas voiced by Ambassador ' Naon, ot Argentina,' m addressing the chamber ! of commerce rr the United States : today. . 1 de clared tbAt as a' 'result of the , Eu ropean war . Argentina's ' imports-, of manufactures: had , been dimimshed fully $100,000,000 .and -suggested that America uoght to supply tnw aemanu The ; ambassador qjuoted Argentina authorities to show that - to obtain, a foothold ;in ' that-, market- American manufacturers would have ' to adopt tliflmselves to the business methods in that coutnry - It was pointed out that American commerce suffers in tnat re soect by comparison ' with German commerce, the German plan being tc fulfill all requirements whereas Amer ica seeks- to impose its own business methods. . . 1 The problem of closer commercial relations, the ambassador said, was a practical question and expressed the belief that it would be solved sooner. by a reciprocal study of the commer cial methods and characteristics of the two countries. To that end he Urged the creation of a special ' Argentine- American chamber of commerce. - Other speakers included former Am bassador Herrick, Dr. ES. F. Fratt, chief, of the bureau of foreign, and do mestic commerce, 'and E. A. Filene, Lvlce-presldent of the International Congress of Chambers of Commerce. WORK OF ZEPPELIN BOMBS IN ENGLAND; WOMAN AND BOY KILLED IN T LL PROBE FOOD PRICES 111 XEHCAGO SSPOT ELKS -MAY SEE BILLIARDISTS AT NEW HAVEN LODGE 7 - ' X. :- ' - j!' -sff rn trim i,: i r- y-t-t , -t, -'li Lit' it Jit a- i ' A 5 14 3$ - 1 TWO RUIHEP HOUSES en BEHTWCK STRggX K?NQf$ iYMN EHGUigl In the recent raid of Zeppelin, airships on Yarmouth and other English towns? iu wfitti.i iii-u.j- i- .iOtiiiua. -were Wrecked and several -persons killed, - one of the places attacked was King's 1, ynn. This picture showa'the ruins of two houses in Bentincjc street, that. town, that-'were destroyed by the bombs thrown from the Zeppelins. A wo man and a boy were killed in these houses, which were completely shattered.-; Soldiers were, examining the .debris when the picture was taken. '. '. - K - - - . ; '-. ' On the evening of February 16 at the: home of the New Haven Elks there will be staged one of the match .fames of pocket billiards between .White of the Asbury Park Elks ciud and Zack Ingangold ef the Brooklyn lodge of Elks. . This will be the first - omo ir T7iir-Vi tTnttfift two tlavers Will havn met. -The game Will - be 200-J points. v. They are both champions tof their districts, in good standing - in their communities as Elks and citizens, j -A trophy . is now being designed by ' one of the largest silversmiths in the country j which will be a -marvelous work of , art from the artistic point , of view and when completed will be valued 'at -$1,000. The lodge of which the .winner ""is a member will be the custodian .of i this trophy as long as " the member can retain the title of champion at ' pocket billiards ,in the Eks. He must accept any challenge, forwarded Jo . him within fifteen days- and the games must be played within sixty . days ' after the acceptance oi sucn cnauenge. These championship match games will be 200 points each and for three successive nights the title holder to have the "privilege of. "naming the Elks club inwhich these games are to take place, the tables must be of regulation size, ' all .ivory balls will be used in these contests. To : the exalted ruler, Charles "W. Hirely .of fee- New Haven lodge great 'credit, is due for having arranged with the president of the league, Rudolph P. Domscke to have one of these games played at ' the. home in New Haven, which will undoubtedly attract not only their own member ship but many Elks from the other lodges in this vicinity. . ; ; ' ' :The games will start not later than 8 p.- m., giving all those who desire to get there ample time to see the opening shot. Delegations from Dan bury Waterbury,' Ansonia, Bridge port, J3artford, New London and oth er lodges will be present and it may be possible that at this time a circuit among the Connecticut lodges can be arranged whereby the clubs can compete for the Heatherton. trophy valued at 'J600 and which was donat ed by a member of the . Brooklyn lodge, James M. Heatherton, amateur pocket billiard champion of the United States... , ' j Chicago, Feb. ", 5. Federal investiga tion in Chicago of ; food prices was di rected to the bread -situation today. District Attorney Clyne Planned . to confer with leading bakers in an at tempt to learn the causes back of the increase from 5 to 6 cents in the' price of the small loaves of bread. - - Statements" having . been made that most of the large baking concerns have a supply of flour on hand bought several months ago at the lower prices then .prevailing, the bakers- will be asked to show their books and records' in order that the government may ob tain- correct figures on the subject. District Attorney Clyne said he want ed to know how much flour the bakers htave .. in stock and what ' quantity there is pn hand in Chicago. COMMISSIONER GIVES ADVICE TO EMPLOYERS - Contracts aggregating , $100,000 for the new shops of the Lehigh and New England Railroad Co., at Pen Argyle, Pa.; were awarded- . Hartford, Feb. 5-In a statement issued yesterday) Compensation Oom missioner George B. Chandler said he had been asked concerning Tthe proper procedure to be pursued by employ ers of less than five persons pending the decision of the supreme court on the question pf liability. ' ' "Until the supreme court has ren dered its decision," continues the statement, "the only absolutely safe position, for an employer of less than five persons to take is to assume that he may . be under the compensation act." . -The statement says further; "The point upon which - such employers need caution is that of always serving notice . on their employes." . FOOD FOR THE TSTSE FLY. Tsetse flies are now recognized to play a very important role in the transmission of , infectious, tropical diseases of both man and animals. The sleeping-sickness areas of Africa abound in swarms of these flies. They suck the blood of individuals infected and thereupon become " the carriers and transmitters of diseases. ; The question has arisen whether the tstse flies habitually -feed on blood. The Investigation's of this question as re cently discussed in The Joiirnal of the American Medical Association, shows the painstaking care with which all questions relating to pre ventable disease are -studied todp.y. The members of the Scientific Com mission of the Royal Society of Lon don, in "Nyasaland, 1912-1914, under the leadership of Surgeon-General Sir David Bruce, have examined a large number of the flies caught in one of the fly areas ih Nyasaland. The insects were all caught in : the bush, away from the paths. The miscropic inspection showed that the food of the flies consists mainly of blood. Of the BOO flies examined, 288, or 57.6 -per cent, were found to contain this in a recognizable state. There seemed to be a predominance of the blood of the hartbeest, water buck and other : antelopes. From experiments conducted in the labora tory it was conjectured that the flies feed naturally at least -onee in every five or six days. Tbers is no dif ference in the feeding habits of the males and females. .- Revenue Cutter Seneca ,., To Patrol Ice Fields Washington,' Feb. 5; In a notice sent out yesterday by the .Hydrograph- ic off Ce it is announced that the rev enue . cutter Seneca has. been detailed for ice patrol service and "will leave I-ew York on February 1 5 for the Grand Banks. It will be her duty to locate the ice fields and positions of icebergs, observe the drift and to ob tain any other information that may be of value toward minimizing this danger. "During the period ; of ice observa tions," reads the communication, "the Seneca will be the only vessel em ployed on this duty, but when the ice has. moved southward and a constant patrol la necessary an additional vessel will be detailed for that purpose." .-. was born in Clinton, but always has been figured - asK. one of Fitchburg's own, playing on the high school team back in the middle 80's, then going to Rutland, Vt., and playing east and west with. Bill Murray, Canavan, and others, finally being picked up by Pop Anson for the Chicago Nationals. ITa was with Anson about nine years. then iwas transferred to "Washington, and from there went . to . "Worcester. jsjxt".- also put in time witn the Bos ton Nationals, Senators, Louisville Colonels and Montreal, and then managed - several smaller -minor laatnio t o m a TTitt top -a a o r--. 1 . - V . . er was a good one always, and hi a friends are glad to, know that Kit's now . prospering in business tn the west. . . Jim Callahan is another player of Whom Fitchburg is proud. He starte-i as a pitcher, but his last ball playing was done in the Chicago outfield. ' He filled many smaller league engage ments, but' his first big berth was with ' Arthur Irwin in Philadelphia. Fifteen or 16 years ago he went west, and back iu '99 he was managing the Chicago team in the old- western League. . Cal remained in Chicago when the American' League was or ganized and held over several years j. . , , i . . i. r eastern division. - . ; About eight year ago he branched U U I. -. . l.JI.I!.. . T . LI. ....... au-.i.uuu - gan Squares, an independent team in Chicago, but four years ago he came' back .into the Comiskey fold, totnK the ."White Sox manager for the last three seasons. He is now. the bosineFS manager of the club, and 'stands as Comiskey's right-hand man, and one who will take most of the business burdens from , the "Old Roman's" shoulders. . . . : ' ANNIVERSARIES OF RING BATTLES FITCHBURG HAS SENT SOME GREAT PLAYERS TO MAJOR LEAGUES ' The steamer Iowa was crushed by ice floes and' sunk in Lake Michigan, about three miles off Chicago harbor. The crew of 70. and one passenger were saved. Dr. A, S. .: Culbertsbn, a practicing "physici of Evans, Ga., was shot and killed by a posse of citizens after he had assaulted a voung woman. V Fitchburg, Feb. 5. Last week" in Fitchburg the "banquet tendered to Patrick J. Moran, the new Philadelphia-National League manager, ex emplified not only the high regard in which the residents hold their fellow citizen, ".but. also the great interest the city has in the national game it self; -",.'". ' -'.'. If every city of New England had furnished so much baseball material as Fitchburg has furnished, particu larly for the major" leagues,; the play ers from the south and west would not have stood much, of a chance to share in the laurels of the game. And the list by no means is completed by mentioning, besides .Moran, Martin, Powell, Ed Cogswell, Jimmy Callahan Malachi Kittridge and John Keefe, as well as Charles H. Thomas, now a the head of ;the Chicago 'National League baseball club. " Present-day- fans, of course, know Pat Moran. Jim Callahan and Malachi Kittridge the best. Kittridge 1869--BiUy Plimmer, famous Eng lish bantamweight and featherweight boxer, born in Birmingham,-End. Bil ly made his ring debut 25 years ago, and in 1892 he came over to America. He Whipped Tom Kelly, Joe McGrath and Jerry Barnett at Brooklyn, and was then matched with George Dixon. The "Chocolate Drop" was then st the height of his career, having de feated Jack Skelly at New Orleans the year before, but the little Brit isher got the decision after 4 rounds of fast and furious milling. How ever, it wasn't, a title match, and Dixon still held his laurels. Plim mer then went to New Orleans and fought a 25-round draw with Johnny Murpny. tie returned iu (jusiiuu in 189 5 and was defeated by Pedlar Palmer at the National Sporting Club. He fought Palmer again in 1898, but -was defeated. Palmer then came to America . and waa knocked out in the first round by Terry McGovern. Plimmer quit the ring in. 1900. 1900 Jack Root -knocked out Jack Hammond in 5th round at Milwou-kee- 1 ." 1905 Cy. Flynn defeated Owen Zlegler in 12 rounds at . Buffalo (Ziegler's last bout). v lsov Tommy jrcyan souawu um jjavK carry in o Lit uuuu - - - Springs, Ark. " ' One man was killed and another badly injured in a freight wreck near Metuchen, N. J. The Argentine Senate, voted an ap propriation of $100,000 to aid the Belgian sufferers. '--.-:.. -t On a roll call vote in the Massachu setts Senate that body agreed by a vote of 3 3 to 3 to the amendment to the constitution '- striking et the word "male" from the quail c;.-.-.-.c , for voters. .