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THE PARMER: FEBRUARY 10, 1915
BRIDGEPORT E VENING EARMER ') 7 ' (FOOTDED 170.) CaMWbed by The Fmbwp Publishing Oo-r 17-Fairfield A sl, Bridgeport, ' " . - ' Conn. . ' ITIOX3E -cCHXEErr PHONE - OFFIUK SiliON NgjjffSAg DEPARTMENT too Vgwn'c c EfTrtX . f OKJEIIGJf REPKESENTATIVE8 ' r i. Bvjwat, Grfffltli A Fredericks, Now York, Hontxxa and Chicago. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 1015 EQUIPPED FOR THE JOB of f a MIE COMMISSION raised to consider the advisability -a- consolidating some of the state's too numerous com- I 0(iuctive monopolies uussiuiis is ueciaeuiy a suua uouy ior me purposes oi mis uuty, It' ought to perform its labors expeditiously and intelligently. The test will be the number of commissions it gets rid of. There are too many of them, with overlapping, or identical duties, or performing duties; that ought to be under;, one supervision. Something can be saved in this way in the direct cutting of ex pense. Something can be ' gained in increased efficiency. Let the work be done, and well done as speedily as may be. Without in the least impugning the governor's motive, the 1 effect of this legislation would be to transfer certain charges for the. maintenance of government from the broad shoulders of "undertaxed monopolies, like trolley, telegraph, telephone and railroad monopolies, to humbler property in homes and farms. If this more productive sort of property, upon which, the state relies for revenue,, were overtaxed, there might be some sympathy for a program which would shift more than a million dollars of tax burden to homes and farms and other local prop erty. But the case is otherwise. The property reached by cities and towns, with the exception of corporate property of certain kinds,, is relatively overtaxed. The property reached by the state, with few exceptions, is very much undertaxed. It would be a breach of faith to adopt the suggestion in the governor s message. It would be confiscation, levied against the homes of the people for the benefit of great and A QUESTION FOR THE PEOPLE TO DETERMINE TT TT T OMEN CANNOT vote as full electors in" Connecticut VV,:.. . without the consent-of the men. , The General As sembly cannot give the power. The question before the. House, this year, is not whether the women ought to vote, or ought not to do so;: . - ' V ; . ; ' V, PROTEST AGAINST ENLARGEMENT OF SECOND- DISTRICT ;.r - v .: NorUi End Residents Appear In Opposition to Chapter Amendment. - ; (Special to The Fanner) -Hartford,; Feb,' 0 protesting that they did not. enjoy adequate ponce and fire protection, Nicholas Tesiny and Meyer Zimmerman f of Bridge To do so would be arbitrary; un-American, port Mr. Tesiny rSf- It is a much simnler ouestionv The women wish to anneal pp appeared -before the General , . , . i j .-. . "it Assembly committee on cities to the sovereign people. .They wish to take.their cause to the -boroughs at the capitoi yesterday to tribunal which alone has, power; to hear and determine it. ?ppo VrtlKf On what principle of reason, or justice would anybody deny tna - second tax district in Bridge them this privilege .1 m . j ana unuairiouc. - . tton. nVr d-wninf il M.,T Vnnr han.i.ar.onf v MMe annH Jot In the North jaQ U IS proposeu luo 6lcal - x,v, vmj v,wwv Second strict 'tax problem. Action was determined not upon the merit of the iinea beyond Betha,ny chapel, a sec miMlinn Hnf unnnn nr nwn fi mnrfi fiindament.nl in the Amer- tlou whicn at present aoes now iv i - r r , . ,. . . I police protection and where there is icail system OI government ; ' , I only one school house and the fire rvu l :1 tn i.Tr Vn.Ir KnAtml i4cnlf imai. nn K hvdrants are lew ana iar oev " illO 1U ,-" xTVU xxi. uxxvavl ; on VH- 1 th situation digation to Send" the matter to the people. The people of New there and said the proposed exten sion or the tax district lines uoun- daries was unfair to the. , property owners. Citv Engineer A. IL Terry or Bridsreport had . maps ' and . explained the proposed extension in other sec tions of the city as well as the North .tuna. ... , Citv Auditor Keating, City Attor- "hey Comley and Mayor Wilson spoke in favor of the extension, York state will give their decision within a short time. It is true that constitutional amendments ought not to be sent to. the electorate where the demand is uncertain, superfi cial, or unimportant. , , " But woman suffrage is one of the biggest questions in the world. It is under consideration wherever civilization' exists. 1 Scarcely, a state in the Union is without a large and influ ential body of men and women who favor votes for women. Twelve .states and territories have already granted the vote, Japan Still Staggers Under Burden of War With Russia - to women.'1 ' . . :'..'.. Several states are about to vote upon constitutional amend ments giving women the ballot. ' ' The movement is supported in Connecticut' by a large, in i fluential and unusually intelligent-body of persons of ; both j sexes, who ask nothing of the . General Assembly but the right '-to a hearing before the" people,and the right to a judgment by japan, without waiting for a formal 'r4'j,WiAfvU' ( i l declaration, had . dispatched . its fleet . . " 1 T ' ' 1 ' , - ' , " "j t- against the Russian war vessels at " Is th,e House,, composed of men reared under institutions of port Arthur iThe.-tremendous cost i mtAvftv nwnarH-. to rtftnv- SO simnlfl ft Pfimiest. based nnnn sri of modem warfare, in money as weU . .j , t Sr w j . x i j i' 1 v Eleven vears ; ago to-day the Cza. of Russia issued a proclamation - de clarine war with : Japan- a , procla mation which was only a recognition. nt hostilities already- existing, since -plain a right? THE RIPPER BILL as lives was Illustrated in that strug' gle between " nations which are now ftghtinsr in a common . cause: The Russo-Japanese war contihu ed for 614 days, from Feb 10, 1904, to Oct. 16. 1905. . The cost to Kus tda. includlne nronerty destroyed, was f-T-HE RORABACK BOYS have consulted with somebody who not less than $1,075,000,000. The JL ' is older and wiser Their ripper MIL to tear thl heart tearrt out of civil service reform has come in from the judiciary com- nippoi was $112,576,000, but this did , mittee, over the signatures br majority of that weighty body. 5 ?Jt9J": LTn, of dozensof , 11 is noL as me iBDen diii was, a piain aeciaraiion oi a pmn otner wage mcmen to ,vi ito board the trough with both feet, at the most accessible point. T"- estimated at $475,000:000,' or : It is a Machiavellian pretense of a civil service law, couched in more than four times the amount of careful language, which seems to abolish the spoils system, .but onef cost E?& twnluLw actuallV restores It. ." fin the neighborhood 01 ?l,55i,ooo,ooo - 1 fr - . 1 1 f 3 ' . I . . Jt .. 3 An onice noiuer wuo wisues w put m ponncai' inenas 01 wa.r numbered about 1.540.000 men his own, is not simmv to fire the old helD and nut in his bench- of these nearly a half, or 625,000 men, as the Roraback boys would have done, but is to file .with SeMS' oRSinswflso.ooo the Civil Service Commission a statement of his nolicv." Hav- Japanese i ' 4i,4 4Kfl ";AtAM l,nlnn tv, A iilc Although Japan was unexpectedly J.ii viouxcLi iuab uo iiyi WWUllg IriJO 3pUliO 11.0 utucua to take them Harrison Gray Otis, Foe of Organized Labor, 78, Today Harrison Gray Otis, editor of the Los Angeles Times and wor Id-famous foe of organized labor, was born 78 years ago to-day In Marietta, O. His father was a pioneer in . Marietta. -which, was named after. Ciueen Marie Antoinette of France -and his pa ternal grandfather was a soldier in the revolution. . . Although his fam ily was an old and distinguished one, Harrison Gray Otis was reared . In. poverty, working on a farm in Sum mer and : attending a log school in the winter months. While still in his teens he became an apprentice in the ofHce of a couatry T newspaper in Sa rahsville, O., where he had his In troduction to journalism. . In I860: he was a delegate from Kentucky to the ' Chicago convention which nom inated Lincoln for president. When the civil war broke but he enlisted as a. private In, an Ohio, regiment. He was twice wounded, but advanced rapidly in rank, and when mustered out at the . conclusion of the strug gle' he. was a lleiitenant-colonel. Af ter the war h returned to Marietta and embarked' In Journalism, but soon entered the government service at Washington, where he was fore man of Uncle Sam's printing office, and later chief of a division In the patent office. In 1879-he went West as a government agent In charge of the Seal Islands of Alaska. The odor- of printer's ink was still In his nostrils, and in 1882, after editing a daily paper at Santa .' Barbara, Cal., he purchased an interest in the Los Angeles Times and became its editor. During the Spanish-American war he was in charget, o. a brigade In the Philippines and was made- a major general of volunteers. - The remark able growth of , Los Angeles to a point where it now boasts of being the me tropolis of the Pacific coast has been reflected by the : prosperity of . The Times, which has attained a, front rank among American journals. Gen. Otis began his warfare on organised labor about a.-quarter of a. century ago and , came into international prominence .when the plant . of his newspaper was . blown up by an . in fernal machine a. few years ago. By the -champions of . Industrial free dom" Gen. Otis has long been, hail ed as their leader and chief spokes man. -, What the leaders of the la-bor union movement - in America nave said of Gen. Otis would ' nil many bulky volumes, and some of the de scriptive "phrases applied . to- the aged editor have not been exactly flatter' ing: , Those desiring further details regarding Gen.:' Otis should apply to a member 'of any labor: union hut preferably a printer! , . , ' ' v The humorist on the committee stuck to his job, and has in corporated in the bill the provision that any .victim or this "poli cy", may express his sorrow in writirlg, to the Civil Service Commission. This provision ought to produce' a variety pf "sob stuff" for moving picture: writers and other struggling authors. Presently this ridiciulous and hypocritical measure will come to vote. . Bridgeport will watch with interest, to see if its victorious, the resources of the em pire were so reduced that the Mika do's government, in order to bring about peace by the treaty of Ports mouth, had to waive the indemnity claim and to compromise other mat ters at stake. Japan still staggers under the tremendous financial bur den imposed by , the war. -Jtussia, with her vast resources, was able to recover more , quickly, although , no small part -of the indebtedness due to the war of . a . decade ago still delegation to the General Assembly are Roraback boys, or Taft remains- unpaid, v as a matter of iiepUDllCans. : ; . ; 1 7 V 7. ." : : declared war on Austria in, 1908. be Will Senators Bartlett, Comley, O'Connell and Representa- cause of the annexation of Bosnia tives Garlick and Kelly vote for the ripper bill,! or will they vote arehy, except for the financial weak for : the minority report and honest civil ; service reform, for ness and military unpreparedness re ... a n a j "a" v i I suiting lrum - i.iie uuuniui. wiun. uo..x. which so many intelligent and conscientious men have, worked staggering as Vas the . cost of the Russo-Japanese iwar, in money and men, it was but a drop in the buck et compared with the present war. A long time must elapse before exact figures are obtainable, but it is cer tain that every great power involv ed has already spent s more money than either Japan or Russia in their late unpleasantness. Up to the present - war, the siege and battles of Port Arthur remain ed the high water mark in military expenditure. The victory, after a siege of 2 32 days, cost Japan nearly a hundred million dollars, while the financial loss of the Russians, in cluding the value of" the' fleet de stroyed in Port Arthur harbor, has been i conservatively estimated at $160,000,000. The Russian casual industriously for many years? ROCKING PETER TO PAY PAUL BERESFOItD DONOVAN SHOWS UP MADDEN IN DEBATE IN HOUSE Scatchingly . Exposes At tempt to Make Pretense of Virtue ; a. O.P.BLUFF CALLED QUICKLY Hard Headed Congressman From Fairfield County Had Facts In Case (Special to The Farmer) Washington, Feb. S. Representa tive Martin B. Madden, of Chicago, attacked an , appropriation for a post office at Globe, Arizona, where it was planned to spend $100,000 for a pub lic . building. He found fault with Democratic extravagance In the mat ter. Representative Donovan, of Con necticut, on discovering that the origi nal appropriation for the building was made .in -1910, secured the floor and said: "If the distinguished gentleman. from Illinois in his . younger official days had as much virtue or care or concern for the treasury as he has today we would not know of the con ditions that have taken place In the post. This authorization was under Republican government originally, and the gentleman was present and submitted without protest. 1 "If the gentleman wished to be fair, he would say to his associates, "We will give the Democrats credit.' The republican member from - IUinois should say of the Democrats, 'They did not have the greed, they did not have the avarice, in getting appropri ations that we had when we Repub licans were in power,. "I say this because there are five places in the state of Wyoming with the entire population of the state only half of that of the district which I reDresent. and they hav a five build ings with an expenditure amounting to- $487,000 passed by the Republi can congress although the total , pop ulation of the five places was less than 10..000, and bo protest' was made by the distinguished gentleman from Uli- noi.s. ' 7 ' ' ' ' v"- ' ' 'I" am 'going to- heap coals of .fire upon i his head. He ought not to rise In. his seat : and appear Indignant as to things he has seen today, because be has seen them before. There was no wail from the man who was -plucking ' the treasury at the time of the appropriation for the five small jplaoes In Wyoming. But now he has be come virtuous, and like those other igreat philanthropists, he is trying to do something in : the way of restitu tion, hoping that In his future home it will not be noticed," RUSSIA HI WAR TO EtlD VOTE OF DUMA f OVERNOR HOLCOMB'S plan to reduce state expenses by ...j ... turning them over to the counties, cities and towns to pay has the merit of simplicity. v . Most any over-burdened citizen would find it easy to get along, if he could find some (body else to assume the burden of his obligations. : The governor would scarcely have made his unusual rec ommendation had he inquired more into the origin and char acter of the tax system, and into the nature of the considera tions which "caused the state to assume part of the' cost of main iienance of: schools, of county homes, of hospitals and for the ties during the sieze were 32,745, and care of the poor, or insane. Jhe a?nes i?st J'4801116. Irt , ., the battle of Moukden, .the greatest rue state derives its revenues irom tue taxation or trol-lof the land actions, the Japanese ca ley lines, telephones, express, telegraph and railroad com- fcH10e "TctlrT. morgan p antes, With Some Other Objects. twice that figure. In magnitude of For the purpose of furnishing, revenue to the state, every ag'ed" of struggTe! one of these 'properties has been removed from the purview of Moukden overshadowed an previous ,the local tax authorities, although the property, in every in- byVeverai Etance, is distrimited among the cities and towns of the state. in the present war. 1UD. cAjiii3i3 wiuvu uiu C3iw uaa uui iici ill UiUT, WHICH I THE PRETTIEST FACE the aovernor would now have the localities take over, was as- and the most beauufui hands are of. sumed largely as an obligaUon, because the state was taking an'Sliy b8y rTmovemew revermes from property which the local authorities were not days without pain by using Cyrus ... j t' , v I Wart Remover. For sale only at pvriuiLMPtM t uajv. t I The Cyrus Pharmacy, 418 Fairfield But Governor JloJcomb wants to keep the sources of rev-I Ave. enue which Che state took from the localities, while returning ci.eaneasx'. best hand soap tO the Cities and towns me Corresponding responsibilities. Guaranteed not to Injure the skin. Even, a Roraback legislature, composed as it is of repre- S?r2t7 ""o? sent.tives of the cities and towns, will scarcelv subscribe to hand or clothing. iarge can 10 i T . , . , . ij. I cents. Manufactured by Wm. li. jjsucn a jjreacii 01 - Iwi&n, 44 Stratford vu. Although be has retired from ac tlve service ln7 the British navy, in which- he was long one -of .the most distinguished officers. Admiral Xiord Charles William ,de la Poer Seres ford is still a man of power. Lord Beresford will begin his seventieth year to-day, having been born in Ire land ' Feb. 10, 1846. He entered the navy as a cadet on the Britannia, in 1859, when he was thirteen, and In 1882 took part in the bombardment and capture of Alexandria. - He has been a member of Parliament on four different occasions.' He attained the 'rank of admiral in 1906 and fin ally retired from the. navy In 1909, when ihe - was returned ' to Parlia ment. ; Lord Beresf ord'a opinions on naval matters always receive serious consideration, although his 7 critio lsms of the admiralty, are often dis tinctly unpleasant. In a. letter to the press last month he took the admiralty severely to task for the de struction - of the Formidable by a German submarine, declaring: "It is unpardonable that officers and men should be thus .exposed to conditions under which they are sent to the bot tom without a shot being fired. Lord Beresford has recently publish ed, a volume of "Memoirs," in which he traces the development of the world's greatest navy from a period when masts and sails were still in vogue to the era of super-dread- anughts and submarines. As a member of Parliament Lord Beres ford was always ' the spokesman fer tile' service to which he belonged. Besides his "Memoirs," Lord Beres ford is the author of a book entitled "The Betrayal," the first edition of which was -suppressed at the urgent request of the government. In this work the famous admiral denounced the dreadnought policy as a delu sion which left England unprepared! to cope with Germany, on the occa sion of an earlier crisis. Petrograd, Feb. 10. Resolutions ex pressing the conviction, that Russia would carry on the war until the peace of Europe is Ushered were adopted by the Duma at the close of its sitting- yesterday. . The resolutions which were adopted, without , a dissenting vote. said hi part: 1 1 '-"The Duma, expresses its firm con viction .that the great national and liberating objects of the present war will be achieved and declares - the In flexible determination of the,' Russian nation to carry on the war until condi tions shall have been imposed on the enemy assuring -the peace of . Europe and the restoration of right and Jus tice." 7 At the close of the speech of Foreign Minister SasonofT, . which was received with loud applause, Paul N. Mltukoff addressed the Duma in behalf of the constitutional democrats. v .' 'We . are convinced," he said, "the accomplishment of our principal task the acquisition of the straits and Con stantinople, will be guaranteed in good timeboth .from a diplomatic and mil itary point of view." ' William and Mary 1 College The first college ' in - England's American colonies, with the excep tion of Harvard, was William and Mary College at Williamsburg, Vt-, which was chartered 223 years ago to-day, Feb. 10, 192..' James Blair a Scotchman, was the father of the old Virginia institution which, al though its student body -has always been small, and , is now only, about 250, has exercised so profound an in fluence. Three American presidents nearly a hundred congressmen, sev enteen governors of states and scores of other famous men have been among its graduates. "It was the first " college in America to Introduce teaching by lectures and the elec tive system of study," says John Fiske; "it was the first to unite a group of faculties into a university; It was the second in - the English. world to have a chair of municipal law ; it was one of the very first to pursue a thoroughly secular and un sectarian policy.r William and Mary was named after the British monarch and his consort who granted the charter for its founding to James Blair. . Britain lacks IS, 000 men and ammunition factories. In arms WELL TELL OF SABBATH ' SCHOOL IX WAR ZONE Rev. H. C. Woodruff, of Black Rock will address the . regular Missionary Meeting of The People's Church, on Sabbath School Work ' in ; War- Stricken Europe," this evening at 7:4B J. H. Robinson will preside, D. ; W. Marshall will lead the program, and C M. Wellington will sing. The meet ing is open to all. l V WATER BOTTLES All Guaranteed SOc to S2.00. ; fountain syringes Many styles to select from. We stand back of ev ery Syringe we sell, , GUC to 2,19 COMBINATION BOTTLES Very, practical for both. syringe use, also to use as Hot Water Bottle. 51.33toS2.79 LADIES' SPRAY SYRINGES S1.25 to S2.9S for tbe best. t RUBBER SHEETING In many grades in White Maroon and Black. Double and single coated. 45C to S1.40 per yd. THE AILING RUBBER CO. SYNDICATE STORES 1126 MAIN STREET - Established 1857 The Cretonne Department is like a flower .garden, ',..!. Right now, at the most dismal time of year", in the deadliest month of all the twelve, come the new Cretonnes and other decorative fabrics for the home. Such a pleas- ure as it will be to plan a room with one of these dainty cloths. . Sleeping room or boudoir. ; One may look and imagine and the woman who is artistic and deft-fingered may have her room at little cost. There are here, ready for inspection: '. . ; .. . 7 . Radium Cloth in soft colorings, pale floral designs that look as if overlaid with a fine screen. ' Greorgian Cloth, quite fnew, pecuhar patterns with a distinctive stripe in marked shades. , . Art Tickings, flowered patterns that are always well liked. . " '-' -.;:7 ''.V- ' ' 'English Chintzes, best of all decorative weaves, soft pinks, lavenders, pale blues, old blues, floral designs, posy patterns and tiny wandering vines, the perfection of neat ness and beauty. .1 Geneva Cloth, tapestry designs on tan grounds. Mercerized Repps, rather heavier weave than cre tonne, soft hanging, and easy for the decorator to manage . Wide Cretonnes, 50 inches, as lovely and effective as French cloth and these are domestic. ' v ' "V.: . - Silkolines. , , Xight and dainty shadow effectssmall figures, appro priate for hangings, comfortable coverings, linings and cushions. , . N 7 , , - - ' ' ' ' Third floor. ' Laces and Chiffons for Gowns : Net top Flounces, new patterns in various widths from 2 to 45 inches. V ' ' . ..Flemish hand-run Flounces, Chantilly Edges in all widths, and novelties in Silk Laces. Normandy Vals, 15 cts a yd. Special ; Lace Section, main floor. ' Xapestry Rugs, Spring Patterns, v In serviceable browns an tans, very pleasing. j , Size 9 x 12 $15.00 and $20.00 I Size 8.3 x 10.6 $13.5.0 and $18.00 , ' ' Carpet Store, firsf floor. The D. M. Kead Company. RADFORD B SEE1 FAIRFIELD AVE. VARIETY STORE BROAD ST. Cf O'P'PT? A TTVP-CAK yTPARE TO Ol'li CTJSTOVrE3lS W-UrXiXU&lX v JJ lIOIlT SHARING WITH OUR EMPLOYEES I 7 ' COUPON GOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 11 BIG aiNGH AM APRONS, WITH BIB With Coupon Thursday Zv 101n . ' 1 71V , ...... B I wiiuwtiatmBMaiRif aprons at 25c. -These aprons are similar to the ones you pay twenty five or more for. Just look at them. BIG STOCK OF .APRONS. Tea Aprons, 8c, 12c, 5c. Great .variety all kinds Try us. 3-in-Ose is a EfiTzt. Pare oO com - Txrand that never am xaa. 3-iOne lubricates 'ruflW gewim riiacMnes,trrTiterK,bicrcles.locks,clock, a. No grease. No cid. A litUe 3-te-One on a soft cloth cleans r and polishes perfectly ail veneered or vaxmanea mrnitnre ana wooawors. Sprinkled n a yard of black cheesecloth It makes an ideal Ihtstltss DmHng Ciaih. O-lIKme aDSOraieiy Jjrron " u-" : ' fixtures, gas ranges, everything; metal, indoors or out. in any climate. It sinks into the unseen metal pores and forms a protecting "overcoat" which stays on. fPrmtS-ttt-Ono Free. . Writs today for generous fret bottle ana the 34n-One Dictionary of hundreds of OSes. . S-iit-Ont U told mU to swrvs m o-size oottiee: iuc (.1 cm., zac J is t . jt i 1 uM..urr j rwl r.- -C lis 43 D Mi.ilT Nw Tnk Citv Modern Dancing Tonight. Prof. L. C. Quilty announces tlie forma.tlon of new classes in the mod ern da-nces, hesitation, one step, and fox trot, to be formed Thursday and Friday evenings at Qullty's School of Zajicin9 a.t the Colonial Ball Room. Four leasons will compose the course, the instruction will commence promptly at 8 o'clock and last until 9. I. and will toe thorough. This la an excellent opportunity ' to ; learn the standard form of these dance3. Classes for advanced pupils will meet every Thursday andTPriday evenings knd the latest work in the modern dances, in cluding the, opera hesitation, will l taught, " commencing .at 9 o'clock. B"oi lowins the Instruction there win be a period of dauncinsr. AJLv- .