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THE FABMER: FEBBUABT 9, 1915 '
.1 MEN'S Smart Soils I W iM Coming i Spring, 17.50 lis X)" ?$eh with an eye to the future men who have seen how wool prices ;. are going up why not buy an-overcoat now. to serve you for two or three years? A good investment, for you can pur chase an excellent -overcoat for . $14.50, $17.50, $19.50 or $24.50. i : Special sale neckwear 35c 3 for $1.00- kt INCORPORATEa ; ) " OUTFITTERS TO MEN WOMEN 3c CHILDREN BRIDGEPORT, CONN. ' AMERICA!! EXPORT -OF MANUFACTURES SHOWS INCREASE -. ; '" ; ' ' ' y r Washington. Feb. 9 Exports of American manufactures in December aa compared -with, the level shown for the., same month In 1913 show ' a de crease of 10 percent in finished man ufactures being more ' than offset by gains in manufactured -foodstuffs. ; A statement by the department of com-, , merce today ehowa that in ' certain lines of manufacture, however; . ex ports made phenomenal , gains com-, pared with December a . year ' ago. Among .the more notable" increases were: commercial automobiles, front $101,000 '-to $3,333,000; -cotton " "knit goods $29S?000 to over t $2,000,0.00 ;j woolen clothing $188,000 to $1,383, 000; other' woolen V: goods including blankets $103,000 to $2,725,000; rub ber boots and shoes $84,000 to $864,-. 000; sole leather, $325,000 to- $3,600, 000; upper leather $1,750,000. - ' Zinc increased - during the same period,, from lST.-OOd pounds to " 36, 666,000 pounds while" metal-working machinery increased iin value " from $1,350,000. to $2,432,-0000. u' An unusu-. "ally large proportion of the exports 'are now going to Europe. --. ' .f :oi--i; oJstw net - u-L v,-- i -.? -larj-n 1 1 HOTEL GUESTS REFUSE" TO BECOME PANICKY - WHEN FIRE. BREAKS OUT A fire which started in a storeroom, n the second floor of the -Arcade ho tel, 'supposedly caused by the dropping of a cigar- into a wastepaper basket, and later emptied into a .large pack ing box full of paper created much excitement in the heart of the city . at about 7 o'clock last night- . .. t - w When. discovered,-by the elevator operator '-'jimmy"-. Eooney, it jhad 'gained considerable "headway, .and 1 could be seen distinctly through . the stained glass partition at the end of the hall. As soon as Co. . Munger, manager of the hotel, -assured him self , that there was sufficient danger to warrant calling 'out- the Are -ap -paratus he sent in a still alarm- and - notified the; many guests , who -were in their rooms.. . . . r . 7 - ' While most of these showed great calmness and at once began to pack ytheir things, some appeared in . the hallways in scant apparel and made their-toilets in the lower floor rooms where. they were sure of getting out. " - Chemical Co. ' No. 1 ' '- made short work of the fire, which" had not crept into the walli). B'iremen removed a large packin? box..in which - the blaze originated and extinguished such remnants of the .fire with, hand ap- paratus. The damage is less than $10 ? The1- new 'submarine' L-2 'will be launched at Fore River, Mass., Feb. 11. ' " . CAN'T BEAI"TiZ" VHEM FEET HURT TIZ" for sore, tired, puf- ed-up, aching, calloused feet or corns. ? "Sure! I naa TJ2T eTeiy time for any , - foot trouble.' Tou ca'n he happy-footed just like me. Use "TIZ" and. never gruff er. with tender, raw, burning, blistered, swol len, tired, smelly feet- "TIZ" and only "TIZ' takes the pain and soreness out of corns, callouses and bunions. ..... As soon. as. you put your feet inr a "TIZ", bath, you just feel the happi ness snaking in. How good your poor. old feet f eel. They want to dance for Joy. . "TIZ" is grand. "TIZV instantly draws, out all the poisonous exuda tions . which .puff up your feet and cause sore, inflamed, aching, sweaty, smelly feet. ', . Get a 25 cent box of "TIZ" at any drug store or department store. Get instant foot relief. Laugh at foot suf ferers who complain. ' Because your feet are never, never going to bother or make you limp any more, . r. SUITS v The suits are beautifully tailored; - Every pattern . and color that is new- in cluding rich , homespuns, tweeds and Glen Urquhart plaids ideal garments for Spring wear. See the window display a mere1 hint . of the good things waiting for you in- side; - '"-'v WILL COST $89,900 FOR 4 CLEANING STREETS Courtade Also Asks For $70,000 For 1 ' ( Macadam Repairs. ; The street cleaning' department is the costliest part of .the director of public works'-- department. - according td the figures submitted in his requisi tiony . -H estimates it wil cost $89,900 to keep -the streets of Bridgeport clean next year or abtut $5,000" more' than last ' year. r The ltem3 of the street cleaning requisition , are ' divided as follows: . : Hard pavement cleaning, $42,000. ' , Hard pavement scrubbing, $5,400. 3neral cleaning, $37,500. h Tools and equipment, $5,000. , The next largest item in the direc tor's requisition is $70,000 for macadam repairs. - ,This is also $5,000 more than was asked for last-year and ,is sup posed to include , bona fide macadam repairing -and not Warrenite on which the administration tried to trim off $160,000 from the' $200,000 paving bond issue last year. The street department also asks for $33,000 for sprinkling with oil and. water. - - 1 It was pearly 11 o'clock "at the meet ing of the board of apportionment last night when the niembers of the board reached the requisition of the director of publie -works. Commissioner , Loe- with proposed that it be postponed until tonight. The other commission ers assured him ' it , would not take long, . fiowever, and 'the items were gone over rapidly and without much comment. .-,... Other items on the requisition were: Culvert repairs, $500. , Tree removal, $2,500. " Common road repairs, $10,000. ,- Crosswalk repairs! $2,500. Sewer repairs, $6,000. ' , . Sidewalk, ' curb and gutter repairs, 54,000. .. , . , .' - Salary of director : and elerkH, $5,100 y Watering .trough repairs, $1,000. . Xew road . roller, $3,000. ; Bridges,' Supt. salary, $1,200. : I - For car and repair: Drawtenders, . $6,914.96., " - - ,. - , Kxtra labor, -$2,500. .. Telephone, $24. -. : ' - i - Hardware and supplies, -$8(C Machinery -repairs, $800 Masonry repairs, $100. Painting and scraping, $500. - - Lumber, $1,000. . , . -Coal and: oil, $150. . Motor power, $1,200. Electrical appliances, $200. r Repairing fenders, $500. . Repairing Congress street bridge, $2,500. . - - " . . Signal lights, $980. i Total, $18,168.96., : , Sewer well cleaning, $8,808. Sewer cleaning, $2,000. Total, $10,808. - ' ' conway, circus mast.. ,. displays unsuspected : ' ? '. talent as artist. "William J. Conway, the well known "Tw;enty-f our. hour" man for the Bar num & Bailey circus, has during his winter . lay-off acquired accomplish ment in the artistic field that ,has surprised both his associates with the "Big Show" and his numerous friends about the city. 1 1 ' "While Mr. Coriway has usually de voted his winter time" to special po licing in the citv. it was noted thia year that' he spent a great- deal, of time at his home, 927 Stratford ave nue. It was not, however, until re cently that he divulged how his spare hours had been . spent, when he be gan to exhibit a- series of cartoons and sketches that .have merit and humor. , Displaying with pride several car-, toons of local - celebrities, ha was con gratulated upon the proficiency he had : shown in the black , and white work, ana advised by close personal friends to I;become an illustrators on one of the metropolitan humorous publications. , -J" Mr. Conway's work is such that an attempt will - be made to have sev era! of the sketches shown in . Fair- field avenue or Main street windows. Among his circus associates Conway is obliged to submit to much Jocular toandinage, for it has 'been suggested that as a "ballyhoo artist" he vould be a great success with any of the numerous side-shows of -the Barnum & Bailey circus, where "quick-sketch" work of this kind with fidelity of fea ture is a' prime requisite.. LITTLE MISS BOLAND ARRIVES. A ten pound baby girl arrived at midnight at the Bridgeport hospital to Mr. , and Mrs. Peter Boland of 1145 Barnum avenue. Mrs. -Boland was Miss Emma Kettner before her mar riage and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kettner also of 1145 Bar num avenue. Mother and daughter are doing nicely and Miss Boland is quite ready to be introduced to the many friends of her parents. LA FOLLETTE'S PLAN TO END WORLD WAR Conference of Neutral Na tions is To Enforce Peace By Tribunal , "Washington, Feb. 9. Senator La Follette of Wisconsin introduced in the Senate yesterday a resolution pro posing a speedy conference of the neutral nations, with the object of bringing the great war to an early end, limiting armament and establishing an internationaf ' tribunal whereby permanent world peace- may, be en forced. . The resolution was laid over until Thursday and while the senator will ask immediate consideration for it j then it is probable- thLt it will be re . f erred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. It is admitted, however, that its chances for passing are good. , The 'senator will speak in sup,poi;t of the . resolution. . It is believed rto furnish the best suggestion looking tc, international peace yet put forward in Congress. . . The Ilesolution. After a long preamble, the "resolu tion reads asfolloWs: 1 "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, of the- ! United. States of America in Congress . as sembled. That the. president be au thorized to convey to all neutral na tions 'the desire of this government that an international conference be held for the purposeof promoting by cooperation and through friendly of fices: f'l. The early cessation pf hostili ties and the establishment of peace among the warring nations of Eu rope. ' ,1 "2. The consideration of uniform rules and regulations for a' general limitation of armaments and the na tionalization of the manufacture of all equipment and supplies used exclu sively for military and naval pur poses. . . "3.- The consideration of rules and regulations for the prohibition of the export of - arms, ammunition, artillery, : vessels of war, armor plate, torpedoes or any other thing designed to be used exclusively for' military and naval pur poses from one country to another. "4. The ultimate establishment of an international tribunal where any nation may be heard on any issue in volving riglifts . vital to iter peace and the development of its national life a tribunal whose decrees shall be en forced by the enlightened judgment of the world.. ' ' j Neutralized Trade Routes. . ."6. The consideration of .plans for the federation of the neutral nations in the adoption of rules and regula tions which will provide for the neu tralization of certain waters and mari time trade routes, and such other and further action as shall insure, if: pos sible, the peaceful maintenance .and preservation of the sovereign .rjghts of neutral commerce against dangers to which it is exposed through the ex traordinary conditions . developed by the world's greatest war. - ' "6. And for such other and further action as may tend, however remote lv. to establish permanent world 1 peace. 1 1 "'Resolved, further, That the presi dent be authorized to appoint com missioners to represent . the United States at any such conference, whether called by, the United States or any other nation. . " . '. ."Section 2. That in case, such in ternational peace conference shall be called by the United States or any other nation the sum of $25,000 is hereby appropriated out of the money in the treasury not otherwise appro-, priated for-the expenses of the repre sentatives of the United States, at said conference." : ; 1- . . f -: PERSONAL MENTION , 1UV lliUJ . ;. -D.rnA Hanp-htr nf the late Ch'as. J. Byrne, will be pleased to hear that she is convalescing rapidly. , Miss Byrne underwent an operation two weeks ago. . ' v ' Children Have Kidney Trouble. - Three years ago my little girl, An gela, was taken sick with scarlet fever and later "dropsy set in; her face and limbs swelled and her eyes puffed. A leading physician here at the time, treated her without the slightest suc- ss. A sampleof your Swamp-Root having been left at the house at the time, I resolved' to' try it, and as it agreed with her stomach J. continued using it with gratifying results, 'me inflammation ' began to subside after she had taken the first fifty-cent bot tle, and after she took two large bot tles she" was pronounced cured by the doctor and has beeik in good health ever since. ' The doctor came to- see her every day and examined her ev ery second day' until he pronounced her kidneys in perfect condition. ' Now then the dpctor'was under the impression that I was giving my girl his medicine, but as his medicine had failed to do a bit of good, and desiring not to offend him, I-did not tell him I was giving her Swamp-Root and he did not know the difference. I did not use one drop of his medicine after I started my girl on Swamp-Root, and have always felt that , Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root saved my girl's life, for which I am grateful. . - I cannot praise it too highly. "Very truly,' MRS. MARY BYRNE, NewC Brunswick, N. J. State of New Jersey I County of Middlesex "5 ss. Mrs." Mary Byrne, being duly , sworn by me, according to law, on her oath saith that the above statement made by me is just and true. Mrs. Mary Byrne. Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 16th day of July, A. D., 1909. Margaret P. 0!Donnell, Notary Public (Letter to Dr. Kilmer Co Binghamton, N. IT. Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For lou. i Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, JN. x., ior , i T will nnnvince SJ1T U16 si&o uvkiic.. . ..... , , . ione. You will also receive a booklet lof valuable information, telling agouti the . Kidneys - ana Disuuor. 1 Ami tnAntlnn thA iwriimg, buib .- fifty-cent and one-dollar siae bottle Xor sale at ail arug On your "Santa Fe way" to sunny this winter, stop off and see some of the sights in the Southwest land of enchantment . Tkere's the old. city of Santa Fe oldest in tKeUnited States, the center of Indian v pueblo life, present and past. , 1 here's AxLzona 8 petrified forest eons old and very strange. And tnere's the world's su preme wonder, the Grand Canyonof Arizona. Go "Santa Fe all the way" Ihe Oalifornia Limited is an all-Steel train exclu sively for first-class travel ' .V . - ' , .. Three other daily Santa Fe . trains to CaUfornia; and the Santa. Fe de-Luxe, weekly - in winter. . ' , ' . Fred Harvey meal gervice. ... On your way 'visit the "Grand.Canyon of Arizona. Nineteen fifteen is Exposi tion year at San Francisco r- ; and San Diego. VritetoC.L.Seagrave, Gen. Colonization Agent. 2301 Railway Excnane. Chicago, or Arizona and San Joaquin Valley land booklets. Aak me for Panama Expositions. California Limited and Grand Canyon booklets. 8. W. Mannlng.J.rf.Ba. 000 wasnuigLon St. ASH WEDNESDAY FALLS T . ON FEBRUARY 17 Of course - it all depends on the moon, for, in simple terms, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the 21st of March, except, as the Prayer Book expresses it, "If the Full Moon happen upon a Sunday, . then the next Sunday after is Easter , Day." All of which is a circumlocutory method of saying that Ash Wednesday falls on Wednesday of next week and that Easter comes, on April 4. : , The date is fairly early this -year. but, to even matters, the date is late next year. The date will be earlier than this year, in 1918, 1921, and 1929, and again in 1932 and 1937, though the latter-dates have no great interest for men and women now past their meridian. The . date of Easter is early this year and that is sufficient for the present. One of the results will be that the spring styles will blos som put at a time when they are no more appropriate than those of the Garden -of Eden might be. But, ,of course, the fine dresses and hats will be on hand just theame. " Getting back' to Ash Wednesday, it is an. important date in the calendar of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches. Penitential, offices are in order in both communions and the priests '.of both urge prayer and fast ing upon their congregations. The pleasures of the world are tof be shunned and the flesh is to be morti-. fled until Easter Day. 1 Additional sera vices are to be held in the Episcopal churches and good works " are to be cultivated throughout the Lenten sea son. The non-Episcopal ; denomina tions, ' once suspicious of the church calendar, have, of - late, grown more friendly toward it and services akin to -the Lenten exercises in the Episco pal churches are not uncommon. And then, even nature seems in accord with the spirit .of mortification for .the most trying weather of the year is likely to be found between Ash Wed nesday and Easter. And, again, Ash Wednesday is due next week. PROMINENT AUTHORESS DEAD. Portland, Me., Feb. 9." Mrs. Au gust A. Gifford, author and historian" and wife of George Gifford, American consul at Basil,. Switzerland, from 1884 to 1913, died today . aged 73 years. She was a sister of former United States Eugene Hale and Fed eral. Judge Clarence Hale. : WEATID3R FORECAST New Haven, Feb. 9. Pore ast: Fair tonight and Wednes day, colder tonight. Connecticut: Fair and colder tonight ; Wednesday fair. Fresh northwest winds. , A- ridge of high pressure ex tends from Michigan southeast ward to Florida. It is causing pleasant weather with tempera tures between normal In the cen tral and eastern districts. Zero temperatures were reported from several of the northern states and freezing temperatures extend - southward to the gulf. Killing frosts were reported as far south as Jacksonville, Fla. The dis turbance which was central on the Pacific coast yesterday morn ing is moving slowly eastward and increasing In Intensity. ALMANAC FOR TODAY .Sun rises tomorrow . . 6:54 a. m. Sun sets today .... 5:19 p. m. High water 6:28 a. m. Moon irses 3:35 a. m. . low water ......... 1:15 p. m. FARRELL PREDICTS BUSINESS BOOM Carnegie Corporation Need ed, Says Head of Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 9 Courage and co-operation in business and con- fidenee in a restoration of prosperity was the advice expressed by James A. Farrell, president of the United States Steel Corporation in an ad dress , before the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania here last night. Among reasons for encouragement, Mr. Farrell quoted "eminent Euro pean and . American authorities'" as calculating that the United States' excess of exports over imports in 1915 may easily reach $1,000,000; .and he declared that the balance of trade in favor tof 'the United States for the opening month of the year is at the rati of X. B00, 000, 000 a-year. "The years of greatest prosperity in the United States have been when the balances were largely in our favor," asserted Mr.' Farrell. "It is not im prudent to predict that our total farm values for the current year, for the first time In the annals of v this or any other country will pass the ten billion mark. VI feel safe in saying- that, . if you will strain -a point just now and trade a little more with each other and talk encouragingly as . to conditions and other than pessimistically, . the business of, the country will take on a momentum which will carry us into better times and, what is more im portant, create more employment for labor. Our best efforts should be put forth to stimulate activity in bus! ness and do everything practicable to increase the number of working people, not only in (the industries in this community, but throughout , the whole country. ' . "The elements of prosperity are at hand; the developments from day to day are favorable. --The steel trade has been called the 'barometer of business; there ia a marked increase in orders and in operations; more men are obtaining employment; and the trade movement 1 is progressive and 'encouraging, and We should do everything practicable to sustain and advance it." Mr.: Farrell said that up to within a few weeks "it seemed as 4f the prospects of a material improvement in- 'business were doubtful, '"but, ap parently, the tide has turned and each, day records a marked improve meni' in the general situation." X. M. O. A. BOYS "WTTiTj , - , COTOOTTCT RESTAURANT ' AT BOYS' EXPOSITION. In connection with the Boys' Expo sition which ia to be held Friday and Saturday of this week, at the Armory, the boys will run. a restaurant. As it will take all day to see all the wonders of this Exposition, one can bay -a bountiful repast for a small sum. There will be dogs ' piping hot, tasty sandwiches, coffee, as only the Y. M. C. A. fellows can- make it, besides pie and ice cream cones, j t ' '- The 1oys will also have a confec tionary department milk, chocolate, fudge and other home-made candies. William 'A. Read & Co., bankers, purchased $3,000,000 Ontario, Ca nada; five-year 6 'per cent, debentures. The" Marauis of Londonderry, one of the ; foremost of the Ulster move ment, died In London of pneumonia, aged 62. ' OUCIII LAL1E BACK. RUB LOAGO OR BACKACHE AWAY Rub pain right out with small ' trial bottle of old "St. Jacob's Oil." Kidneys cause Backache? No! They have, no nerves, therefore can not cause pain. Listen! Xbur back ache is caused by lumbago, sciatica or a strain, and the; quickest relief is soothing, penetrating . "St. Jacobs Oil. ' , Rub it right on your painful back, and instantly the soreness, stiffness and lameness disappears. Don't stay crippled! ' Get a small trial bottle of "St. Jacobs Oil' from your druggist and limber up. A moment after it is applied you'll wonder .what became of the backache or lumbago pain. . . Rub old, honest ' "St. 'Jacobs Oil" whenever you have sciatica, neural gia, rheumatism . or sprains, as ib is absolutely harmless and doesn't, burn the skin. Adv. MOLLAN'S WINTER SALE Women's fashionable button and laee boots of different lines and prices, during the sale $1.69. A DOLLAR OFF on each pair of wo men's high grade new style fancy boots of certain incomplete lines. . ' " W.K. Mollan i 1026 MAIN ST, Modern grew to a point where letter service at telegraphic speed was imperative. The Western Union originated Day and ' Night Letters to fill this need. The astonishing results have shown this was a real need capably filled. THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. THE AMBROSE COMPANY Importers and Wine Merchants 5 4 0-5 4 4 EAST MAIN STREET Bridgeport, Oonn. 1 PICTURE FRAMING OF EVERY DESCRB7TION Frames llade lo Your Order.- THE JOSEPH P. COUGHLIN CO. Painters and Decorators. 783 EAST MAIN STREET All AID TO HEALTH PURE WATEB Highland Spring Water A fteaiehrul, invigorating Ottnk wMM la absolutes? meontaminatea Tnt impurities of any kind and baa passed the moat rlld test Bottled Daily Delivered Daily '.-.' 'Phone C37 ' f: Highland Spring Water Co. i 649 WABBEN STREET JOHN F. FAY 610 FAIUFIEU) AVE1IUS , Furniture Dealer, Upholsterer and Cabinet Maker, Super ior Fabrics for Furniture and Draperies. Tel. 74 !glean-; 'Nut Goal' Stove or Egg $7.0 1 25 Cents Off Per Ton, for Cash QUALITY IThe Wheeler CONGRESS ST. BRIDGE 1221 MAIN ST. Sprague Ice & Coal Co. DEALERS IN NATURAL. AND HYGENIC ICE v STOVE CO AL E G G C O A Im v. N U T, C O A Im EAST END, E. WASH. AVE. BRIDGE TeL 4S73-4S7 184S COAL CASH PRICES STOVE AND EGG. . . . . . ... . ... .$6.50 PER TON NUT $6.75 PER TON """ IRA GREGORY & CO., Inc. T UAIN STKJE32T 262 SXRAXfXn AVENTTS . '. PHONE 760 . CERTIFIED NATURAL HAND SCREENED BLOCS, and KINDLING ICE THE NAUGATUCK VALLEY ICE CO. Main Office & Plant, 421 Housatonic Ave. Tel. f97. 5 ant Ads. 1 TELRAM I (j I us mess AMONG THE STABS in the liquors world our wiiiskey stands; out brilliantly from ordinary brands, It looks better, smells better, tast better and ia better. To try a botti is to stamp one's good judgment ' . what is a good, wholesome stimulant as well as the finest kind of beverage If you want real whiskey and one thS will not cause you that blue feeling ask for Prince Rudolf Whiskey. 1 cost no more because its pure. V ( ( ; i ( coal . . $7.25 -I GUARANTEE! & Howes Co. Phone 344 ' PURS ARTIFICIAL BEST LEHIGH HICKORY For GRATES Cent a Wor