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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 8, 1915
0 955-957 Main Si. We Give &9C Stamps TO PREPARE FOR OUR NEW 1 SPRING AND SUMMER LINE OF CHILDREN'S DRESSES WHICH WILL SOON BE HERE, ALL OUR REGU LAR 98c DRESSES NOW All those formerly selling for $1.49 and $1.98 now A good assortment of sizes - 6 to 14 LADIES' $1 AND $1.25 RIBBED UNION , SUITS Regular and extra sizes. To close them out r Men's $1 and $1.25 Un ion Suits made of ; good grade of soft cotton, rib bed cuffs.elastic shoulders, closed crotch and ecru col or, sizes 34 to 46. They are well made and fit right "HERO OF LIEGE" WRITES OF WAR The Hague, Feb. 8 The f ollowinff letter, was written shortly before Christmas by General Leman, the hero of Liege, to a brother officer who is Interned in Holland: "Better than anyone, my dear X. ., I can understand the chagrin you feel at being interned in a foreign land. But you are surely well cared for in Holland. I am equally fortunate here thanks to an excellent physician and a man of heart, Doctor Freyse, of this Madgebourg garrison. "I have had to submit to the am putation of a gangrenous toe, and the strain of Loncin has ruined my health. I was. as you know, very well and strong when war came, but at 63 years of age the tissues are not so elastic as they once were to stand such a strain. "Consequently, quite aside from the fact that my wounded toe has not yet healed, T suffer from diabetic and cardiac troubles.. "Everybody can understand that the thought of dying in ca'ptivity hor rors me, but I. hope my end is not yet at hand. My heart was with you and all other Belgians on the: .King's birthday, as you must know. . G. G. LEMAN "P. S. I write with pencil as all prisoners of waK must do." , E.I.M 11MN & CO. "05 MAIN ST. 90S Main St., Hartford. 10 Rue St. Cecile, Paris. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LEADING MILLINERS EARLY SPRING- HATS IN SATIN AND SILK COVERED HATS AND STRAW HATS FOR IMMEDIATE USE AT MAN UFACTURER PRICES $1.00 Satin and Silk Covered Hats . . . . . . . . ... . .50c $1.50 Satin and Silk Covered Hats. ; '." .75c $1.75 Satin and SiUc Covered Hats. ....... .... . . . .,. .98c New Shapes in Straw Hats from. . . . . V.:.76c to $3.00 WE'VE SOLD SOME GOOD CURTAINS ,. for very little money,but the Irish Point Curtains now oh sale pair Certainly are the best bargains in Bridgeport. Good assortment of pat terns. Y : MIR ARMY MOTOR CARS CAN'T BREAK LAWS .- London, Feb. 8 The municipal authorities In various ' parts of Eng land have decided that army automo biles' are not immune from the ordi- nary; regulations as to fast or reck less driving, 'and' the arrest of mili tary chauffeurs is becoming more and more frequent. ' . - :, In one of the recent cases, a. signal corps officer. Lieutenant Godfrey- Wiggleswbrth, - was arrested on the testimony of a stop-watch. fwhictl showed that he was driving at a rate of 46 mile's an hour over a. busy sub urban highway. The police produced evidence , showing sixteen previous convictions for fast driving. " - The Magistrate .sharply Censured the military authorities for. allowing the Lieutenant an outomobile, but let him. off wit ha fine of $25. Thousands of Germans Quit Business In Italy - ' . ' ; , ' '.' '. Geneva, Feb. 8. According to offi cial statistics there are 72,000 Ger mans of both sexes engaged in trade in Italy, 40,000 in the north chiefly at Milan and '. Turin. ' These Germans have received notice to leave the country as soon as they can arrange their business matters through the German consulates. The express trains arriving at Chiasso for Basel, on 'the St. Qothard Line and at Brieg via the, Simplon Tunnel are crowded with Germans anil Austrians returning to their j countries- r Certain portions' : of the j Swiss ; frontier have been rein forced. - " --..r:. :X ..: '. . JAPANESE OFFICERS WIN HIGHEST RANK Tokio, Feb. 8 Three new marshals have been appointed in the Japanese army. . To this, the highest rank, have been promoted His Imperial Highness, General 'Prince Fushimi, war coun cillor; -General Viscount Kawarnura, war councillor, and General "Viscount Hasegawa, chief of the-general staff. The promotions ' are very popular. Newspapers are . filled with sketches and anecdotes of the new chiefs. - . v One specially interesting episode is recounted of Prince r Fushimi, who commanded the first division of ' the Japanese army7 during " the -Russian war. It occurred just before the Japa nese forced stormer Nanshan, some 80 miles, from Port-Arthur. His High ness went close to the first line of bat tle to watch the progress of the en gagement. Sometimes he would stand in a prominent position exposed to the enemy's fire, quite unmoved by the i occasional bursting of shells perilous ly close to him. . An anxious chief of staff advised the iTince to retire to a . place of greater safety,, saying that should any- tning untoward happen to his person, it would affect the morals of the whole army,, am," replied the Prince, "but wouldn't my retreat affect the morals of the army still more." His Highness remained in his nosi tion till the. very end of the day's en gagement. . . Nature Studies Dodging Zeppelins, She lit Is Killed In Cellar London, Feb. 8. The Hst - of the week's coroner's cases) Includes the name' of Mrs. James Cubitt, wife of a bank manager,- who was killed by the caving in of a "cyclone cellar," which she was having dug under her kitchen .window, as a. bomb-proof ah alter from Zeppelin raiders, , v. No evening cervices are now held: in the Parish church at Yarmouth, one of the largest and most conspicu ous edifices of the city, for fear of serving as a lamp post for Zeppelins. Other churches . are screenings their windows. TALK OF FORD FOR Frederick L,- Ford, city engineer of New Haven, and former city engineer of this city, is "being prominently. mentioned"" for a place on the public utilities commission to succeed Theo dore B. Ford of Bridgeport. His ap pointment it is said has been suggest ed to the governor, although Mr. Ford has several times denied that he knew of any plan to put him on the utilities commission or in any other state office.- WEATHER FORECAST , ' New Haven, Feb. 8 Forecast : . generally fair tonight and Tues day, colder tonight. Connecticut: fair and colder -tonight; Tuesday fair, strong west winds. A disturbance- which is central this morning off the Maine coast is causing' cloudy weather with local snows in . the eastern por tion of the lake region and New 1 England. A : long" ridge of high pressure over, the Mississippi valley is causing pleasant weath er with temperatures below tbW normal in the western anad cen tral districts. ; "' . - ' - .. . ALMANAC FOR. TODAY , ' Sun rises tomorrow , . 8:55 a. m. 'Son sets today ...... 5:18 p. m. High water . .... 5:07 a. m. : Moon rises ....... . 2:25 a. m. Low water . 11:69 a. m. RUSH FOR PASSPORTS .BRINGS NEW OFFICES London, Feb. 8 Because of the great pressure upon the passport de partment of the Foreign Office, Lord Grey is having an. emergency Duiiamg erected in the court about which the various branches of the , foreign ser vice are grouped." The temporary shelter for the passport department is a large wooden structure hastily thrown together. , ' - A general or,der has been published that all British passports issued be fore August 5, 1914 to British sub jects now in the British Isles will be come invali don February , 1. Pass ports issued before the war and' held by Britishers . now in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, and Hol land, Denmark, Norway and Sweden will become invalid on'.March 1. . The clamor for new credentials has been " unprecedented in the history of the Foreign Office. Germans Build Great ; Tunnel In Mountains Paris, Feb. 8. The Frankfurter Zeitung reports that the Germans have pierced the hills from Joeuf in French territory v. to Moyeuvre-la-Grand in Lorraine to facilitate communications. X he tunnel has been, completed in two months' work' and; cost $S.O00. 000 This tunnel was long ago pronosed bv miners ana manufacturers in the iron mining district of the valley of Briey but opposed by the government for strategical reasons. ; The execution of thework by the Germans, is taken as indicating a determination on their part to hold this rich mining country at aii.naaaraa. . .'"s, .- :" :.--'- , '. Brussels Is Rapidly ' Returning to Normal Amsterdam, Feb. 8. Advices from Brussels say' life, there has become al most normal, and Sundays find the usual crowds in the cafes and on the boulevards. Only a few German troops remain in the city. German postage stamps are now soia in the post of fices, and the names of the railroad stations and public buildings have been Germanized. Some classes of muni cipal officials have been compelled to sign contracts which make them Ger man subjects for a period of six months. Most of the shops are open, bu money is scarce. " The troops pay cash for everything ' they buy. Ger man commercial travelers are busy offering their wares to the shopkeep ers. - Wants Terms of Peace Put In Plain Language ; Copenhagen, Feb. 8. The demand that the terms of peace, when made. shall bt in plain language, which the. common people of the various coun tries can understand.is voiced by Herr von Heydebrand, leader of the Con servative party in Germany, in an ad dress which has just reached Germans here. von iieyoeorana is quoted as saying: "It is a matter of wonder to many how it has become possible for Ger many to be so alone in the world, and there is a feeling that German diplo matic ability could iiave been mora pronounced. When the terms of peace come to be considered:, we snail not al low these terms to become involved in a sort of complicated diplomatic art, but they should be put into language which the common people can under stand and are agreed upon." Cardinal barley win oe the prin cipal guest at the Knights of Colum bus Banquet at Scranton, Pa., on the night of "Washington's birthday. Real Ferns, Grasses, Birch Bark, Pansies, But terflies mounted between crystals, hermetically seal ed with bras mounts for Platteaux and Trays. 1.50 to $4.50 G. W. FAIRCHILD & SONS INC 'At the Slam Chimes' 997 Main Street of the Bridgeport, Conn.; Corner P. O, Arcade JEWELERS AN OPTICIANS MANUFACTURERS. ' IMPORTERS. RETAILERS THE SMITH-MURRAY CO. IT PAYS TO PAY CASH GAIN WEEK! This week will be bargain week here Every day will bring some new barsrains. Watch for them. Yards and Yards o Beautiful Dress Goods Yard. Here is opportunity! Hundredsof women will start early tomorrow and secure at 25c yard the needed fabrics that usually sell for 39c and 50c. Dress goods in lovely patterns including new stripes, waffle checks plain blue serge shepherd checks, diagonals, tweeds, henrietta and other weaves. 36 in. wide. Good assortment of colors. AH at 25c yd, v Youth Who Punched Sister's Nose May v Gro to Reform School One of the pleasant little diversions that Fred Daniels, 16 years old, of 1628 Main street, has been accustomed to inject Into his ordinarily mono tonous life was to punch his sister, Mary, in the nose. Fred's father couldn't make him quit this rather pernicious . habit. Yesterday when Fred delivered his latest assault, the police were called. i In police court today, the lad was sentenced to the Connecticut School for-Boys, but sentence was suspended and Fred was placed under the watch ful eyes of Probation Officer Simpson. DISEASE TAKES MORE LIVES THAN BULLETS London, Feb. 8 Notwithstanding modern medical science, eighty per cent of the deaths in the present war are due to disease as against twenty due to gun fire.. These are the fig ures compiled 'by Drr- F.; N;. Sandwith,. writing' in the current issue of' The Hospital." This same proportion ob tained during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78. During the American Civil War there were . three deaths to disease to every ..one from wounds, that is to say, a mortality due to dis ease of sixty-six and two-thirds per cent." ..''' During the French' expedition in Madagascar in 1895. according to the writer, only twenty-nine deaths oc- cured in action as against seven thou sand who died by disease. In the United States Army during the war with Spain fourteen died of disease to every -one killed in action,! although the war lasted a little more than "six weeks.. In the Boer war the losses from disease were enormous, not withstanding the improvements in military hygiene then' in force. The Japanese, however, during the war with Russia, were able by exer cising the most scrupulous care to reverse the ratio. In the case of their troops only one man died of disease to every four who died of wounds. - CJUASSES- IN NEW DANCES " Classes in the modern dances. Hesi tation, One-Step and -Fox Trot will be formed at Quilty's School of Dancing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday ev enings from 8 to 9 o'clock in which these - dances will be taught in a course of four lessons at a moderate price. The standard forms of these dances Will be taught as adopted by the association of Master of Dancing and as they are taught in all of the large cities ' of the country, so that pupils learning at Quilty's will be ible to dance them with any partner and as they should be danced. The in struction i'wiil - ie; thoroug h;,..and the f course wlH'be" completed "ifi "tour les sons. Classes for advanced pupils will be held every Wednesday, Thurs day and Friday evening in which in struction in the more advanced steps will be given in all of the modern so ciety dances, including the ' Opera Hesitation and others. 36 in. Percales ..9c Yard Fine assortment of white grounds with colored stripes. Good quality. Warranted fast oolpj-s. . . ; Special at 9c yd. 1915 Dress Ginghams 12c Yard. New patterns In dress ginghams shown In a large assortment' of plaids, stripes, and checks, also new two toned effects and plain colors. For children's dresses, house dresses, etc la l-2c yd. ANOTHER PURCHASE OF BED SPREADS. We were fortunate in purchasing a lot of bed spreads from a manufacturer who was overstocked. For this reason .we can sell them below their usual prices. . - Crocheted spreads, hemmed from ...i..... '. , . ......,...... q 0 01 Crocheted spreads, fringed from..........:..........'.. 01.00 tO 02 CO - Satin Marseilles spreads, 81x90 and 90x108 in. , Variety of patterns. Hemmed, fringed and cut corners. Usual prices to $4.50 for .00 THE; SMITH-MURRAY CO. New Zealand's Vote . On Prohibition Has v Immense Falling Off Wellington, New Zealand, Feb. 1 8. The prohibition movement, which this ear was. aimed at the suppression of the entir manufacture, importation and sale of liquor in New Zealand, suffered a loss of 60,000 votes as e com pared with previous campaigns when the isssue was for lesser forms of sup pressions. . 1 Aside from this a remarkable fea ture of the recent elections was a po litical comedy in . which the native women, or brown-skinned "Maoris, in North New Zealand, succeeded in sending Tau Tenare, a man of their race, to parliament, where he holds. the balance of power. Tenare hau not originally been a candidate; but was .unexpectedly put forward by a self-appointed committee of women indefiance of the male politicians,and by virtue of the f eminine vote he beat seven other candidates by 200 plurall-: ty. The. Maori women frankly admit it was largely because Tenare was young and handsome that, they thrust his greatness upon him. The successful Maori Is keeping both parties guessing as to his politi cal complexion. If he sides with Pre mier Massey, the head of the Reform party now in power, the government will have . 41 votes,, but if he supports Sir Joseph Ward, leader of the opposition- as it is said he proposes to do each party will have 40 votes, in deadlock over the election of a speak er for the House. . Efforts have been made to "smoke out" this Maori Adonis, but they have been in vain. a Andrew F. Yuhasz of Chicago offers his two children for sale at $1,000 each, as he i swithout a job, and has no means of supporting them. Admiral Sottokicbi TJrlu, vice-president of the Japanese commission to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, left Yokohama for the "United States. FAMOUS SEA CAPTAI2T DIES AT 103 YE AUG London, Feb. 8. Captain David Jackson, 108 years old, who: just died of heart failure at his home in Toot ing, was for nearly fifty years a mas ter mariner on ships between England and -America. He made his first trip as a cabin boy in 1817. Captain Jackson received a letter of congratulation from the King on his hundredth birthday, and a similar letter each year since. One of the old man's boasts was that only once had he, been aboard a steamship, all his other voyages hav- vessels. . ' . . Contributions amounting to $3 21 were received by the New York Board of American Red Cross for the war relief fund, bringing the total to $453,36t. After Long Journey $ Via Freight, He Fails At End of His Trip James Wright, a canvasman em ployed by "the big show," wa afraid he wouldn't get here from Houston, Tex., in time to go on tour If he trust ed cross-country walking. He made the trip by freight . and got along swimmingly by this means of -travel until he alighted " In . the East End yards yesterday. - There he was nab bed" bya policeman and In court to day was sent to jail to work out a $2 fine. David Green, 18, and Herman Renick, 20, both of New Haven, and John Thomas, 12, of New York, were also arrested yesterday for "hopping" freight trains. They told the court today that train-riding "was their , idea of a safe-and-sane Sunday. Judg ment was suspended i n their eases. Third Degree for Man Who Boasted He Knew Of Second Story Work Asserting that, though he was from Meriden and proud of it, he could tell the Bridgeport police a whole lot about "second -story work ,in this town," John Griffin, 22, was taken from a Water street lodging house yesterday and put through a course of sprouts, at police headquarters. Captain of Detectives George Arnold couldn't find out where John got .- his idea that any Meriden man could know much about Bridgeport. " John was sent home with a warning not to bother the police again. GETS OPINION ON STAMPING FREIGHT. WII.Ij INVITE HEALTH BOARD TO JOIN IN N. E. CLE AN -IT The Board of Health at its meet ing tomorrow will act on the invita tion of "The Clean-tip and Paint-Up Association df New' England" " to en-" list Bridgeport iri the cities that will have a general spring house-cleaning. Mayor Wilson is an honorary member of the "Clean-Up" association. The dates set for .the activities are May 2 to 8. v Collector of Internal Revenue Jas, J. Walsh. Saturday, received a de cision relative to the reconsignment of freight shipped in this country and the necessity of rest am ping bills of ladinjy with the new tax stamps. Ac cording to this . decision, freight that is sent to its original destination un der a stamped bill of lading, without an additional haul, is not subject to additional taxing. If, after reaching this original destination, the freight is reconsigned to another point, in volving an additional haul, whether on the order of the original shipper or the consignee, a new bill of lading must be made out and stamped. When a shipment is split after reaching its original destination, one of the split parts can -be sent forward on the original bill of lading without further stamps. This; however, does not apply to foreign shipments. In such cases, where the entire haul is under the original bill of lading, the split applies only to the exportpart. 1(1)11) u u lLU L-a La Hind (BOTH STORES) v y Cbmmciicing To-ilay, Monday, and continuing until the fish and globes are all given away with each 25c purchase of well known Remedies, will give a Globe, Two Gold Fish, with Pebbles and Plant and 2 more fish with each additional 25c worth. Fish Food, 10 c package extra. " This is a list of some of the useful Rexall Remedies. Select what you can use and gefthe Goldfish Free HINDLE'S ANTISEPTIC COUGH WAFERS ......... . . . 25c REXALL COLD TABLETS 25c REXALL VIOLET TALC. POWDER ... . . . 25c REXALL TOOTH PASTE - 25c REXALL TOOTH POWDER ... , ...... 25c CREAM OF ALMONDS 25c REXALL COLD CREAM 1 .... . - 25c REXALL SHAVING POWDER 25c ' REXALL SHAVING SOAP . . 25c REXALL FOOT POWDER . . 25c REXALL LACE AND SILK CLEANSER 25c REXALL CLEANING FLUID ". .y 25c REXALL LIVER PILLS 25c CHERRY BARK COUGH SYRUP 25c ' REXALL SYRUP WHITE PINE AND TAR . - 25c MOTHER KROH'S REMEDIES FOR CHILDREN ONE FOR EACH SICKNESS 25c uuiyyiiyuu; MAIN & STATE STREETS Dug SCwqs (BOTH STORES) 987 MAIN STREET Two Gold Fish, Globe, Etc., with each 25c purchase of Rexall Remedies. An elephant belonging to the city of Breslau is being' used in military work, near Avesene, Germany.