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THE FAKMER : FEBRUARY 15, 1915
231X23 5 and $6 Separate Skirts, atl$2.75 L How many women are looking for the very oppor tunity afforded by this salei to buy a handsome skirt at about half. Odd' garments left from the regular sea son's selling skirts of. serge, broadcloth, mohair and pret ty worsted checks, to be had here at $2.75; ' . Thoge -women- who will pay $3.75 jinay choose- from grades that were up : to $8.50 smart skirts 0$ plain colors and granite cloth, and rich wool plaid skirts in pleasing color combinations ,; i it costm are than . -$3.75 to make them.,, p To other, high-grade skirts in late season models, Jat -end. of season-price $4.75 . V n j, w 1 1 i- i a INCORPORATED Nf) ; . OUTFITTERS TO MEN .WOMEN S. CHILDROl rc . v , x BRIDGEPORT. CONN.- GERMANS AIDING BELGIAN FOLKS, AMERICANS. SAY Brand Whitldck Says Kaiser's Subjects Try to Relieve ; Distressed Nation. AUSTRALIA' IS LAGGING - , LNvFURNISniNG TROOPS ' Tffelixiurnei iet: IS; An Interesting , newspaper discussion has arisen in Australia, over ' the "question whether the Commonwealth " is doing 'its duty in the number of troops it is Bending to the-war. - - . - - a . Joseph Cook, former X.lbera.1 prem- ier, and Senator E. T. Mijlen, the for--. mer minister1 -- for . defense in , Cook's -. cabinet who are- now both members of the Opposition, axe siding with var v ious papers" which- charge that Aus tralia is behind .Canada, and even New Zealand, , in showing its -loyalty to, the , empire. They - contend that at least 100000 men should . be . dispatched from-Australia this year, whereas the Kisher ministry 'now in power is pro viding for only '" 3,000 volunteers monthly, in addition to the first con tingent of 20,000. ' V V ' The minister, of defense, Senator - Pearcedeclares that the government , is ' doing all that it can and that by June 1 Australia will be represented at the front or in Egypt where the first - expeditionary force is now m training ... my some 40,000 fully.-equipped sol . .' dlers. For reasons of military secrecy ";the figures showing the rate of enlist -: meat are not given out. ;While Min : ister Pearce asserts, that the recruiting' is satisfactory. Opposition newspapers charge that the ministry is lax in not providing a - stumping and publicity campaign . to- stir up latent patriotismT CI.ASSKS fIX)K ADVANCED TVeOL " --Classes s for advanced .publls in the ' : Hesitation,- Fox -Trot, and One-step - meet every Thursday and JFriday ev enings at Qu'ilty's School of Dancing at the Colonial -Ball Room in Fairfield avenue, ... Instruction, is given, in the . advanced forms of these dances, all of the latest .steps and variations. The Opera Hesitation,, and the XaiIu Fado, followed by a. social session and danc ing. Classes - meet from . 9 o'clock to midnight., Friday evening is. pri , vate. See I'rof-.Quilty. KENNEDY'S TRUSTEE REPORTS PROPERTY TS WORTH $10,000 '. : ' ; ' r ' -4 J- ". I :,' V'"' Man Who Shot Father Has Income From Stratford Real, Estate . . '(Special to The Farmer.) .'-. . Stratford, . Feb. 15 The inventory of the estate of John P. Kennedy, in- competent,- son ; of the late Patrick Kennedy, a member of the famous Broadway traffic squad, has beenflled through, his 'conservator, Attorney John-J. Corr, in -the Stratford probate court.; The real, estate consists . of HARBOR NOTES The tug Bully came into harbor yes terday with four loaded barges, -one - for the Jas "Works, one for. the Amer ican . Tube - Stmping company and two fori the City Ice & Coal company. She left again for New Tork with four light cargoes. - . r. - ' DOES RHEUMATISM BOTHER YOU? The Doctors Say f 'Use Mus--' r terole" ' So many sufferers have found relief in MUSTEROLE that you ought to buy a small jar and try it. . Just spread it on with the "fingers. Rub it in.- First you feel ' a gentle glow, hert a . delicious," .cooling com fort. ' ' MUSTEROLE , ! ' routs "V the twinges, ' loosens up stiffened Joints and muscles. . . - N- MUSTEROLE is a clean, white oint ment, made with oil mustard. It pen etrates to the seat of pain and drives it away, but does not blister the tend ptpst. skin. - 1 " i ' ' -It takes the place of the mussy, old fashioned mustard plaster. " MUSTEROLE is recommended, for Bronchitis, Croup. .Asthma; Pleurisy, Lumbago,' Neuralgia, Sprains, - Bruises, - Stiff Ieck,-Headache and Colds of the Chest (it orten prevents fneumonta. ) i At your druggist's, in 25c and. 60c jars and a special large hospital size for $2.50 -re. Be sure you get the genuine MUS TEROLE. .Refuse imitations get . what you ask for. , The Musterole Company, Cleveland, Ohio. " . property, located .on Ferry Boulevard valued -at $10,000. Money on deposit in -the savings department , of the Bridgeport Trust company . is esti mated at -.$921. 21. ''".John Kennedy is at ' present' in the hospital. for the in sane at Mid die town, Conn., as the re sult of shooting -his father a couple of years ago. , --' -.' -" -'-.s , "Very thorough -search for money In the', little hovel occupied by John Bn nis, on Surf avenue, .back 'of St. Mi chael's -cemetery bo waa. f ound dead ' on Friday morning failed to reveal -any wealth. -The -recluse has been a town charge for the past five years, receiv ing coal from the Stratford Charities department, and food from the Bridgeport Charities department The funeral - was'-held on Saturday after noon from the undertaking parlors . of . Gallagher & Gallagher, Fairfield ave nue and his brother, James Enhis -of New York, who was notified of the recluse's demise was the only one who attended the obsequies. Burialrtook place in . the , family plot, St. Augus tine's cemetery. ?1 .. . In the Town -hall on . "Wednesday evening the -Stratford High school five will play the Newtown High quintet. .Both Iives 'have met before, the New town five defeating the locals. The Stratford five expects this time5 to re verse the score. ... .-. Services in the Christ ' Episcopal church on Ash "Wednesday will be at 9. o'clock -in the morning and at 7:45 in the evening. . , lie members, of the Ladies Altar society of St. James, church, with their rrienas will meet at the home of Mrs. Hugh Hamilton on Broadbridge rbad, next to the old St. -James' church. Tuesday evening, February 16th. The attraction will be another of the pop ular whists and socials held under' th auspices of the society., It is expected that many Bridgeport people will at tend.. ... : - . The members of the Ladies Aid so ciety of the Methodist church will give a Washington1 supper Tuesday. Feb. 23 from 6 to .8.. Followinar the sunner there is to be Jeid a patriotic concert, under the 1 management - of the choir direetpr, Herbert A. Straut. A silver offering will be taken up for the organ motor fund. ' - ; St. John's lodge, . No: 8, A. F. '& A. M-, will hold a regular communication Tuesday evening at which the F. C. degree is to be conferred on three candidates. " Work' begins at 7:3ft, o'clock. Miss Amy Craddock and Miss Lillle Nelschert of Newark, N. J., have re turned to their homes after spending a few days with Mrs. "William Schenk on "West Broad street. The Lilley Camp,;W. O. "W., will hold a whist and pinochle at the Gm.n n hall Thursday evening, Feb. 18. Plav will start at 8 o'clock. - Brussels, Feb. 12. Brand "Whitlock, the American minister in Brussels,and Kenry W.DiederiGK, the American con sul treneral in Antwerp, who were sources . from whom The Associated Press correspondent - sought informa tion as to the progress of relief work, both declared that the German author ities were co-operating -so far as pos sible in the service Which outsiders were trying -to render to the distressed Belgians. . . -r : , ... ' . v .. -.'Mr. Whitlock," 'fresh and alert not withstanding the strain of the past few months, is still actively . interested in the work of the American Relief com mittee, and discussing its importance, he said: . "There are. places where the cessa tion of our work for a week would mean starvation, I believe that its ces sation for three weeks would mean , hunger throughout -Belgium. A Ger man officer said to me. yesterday that to stop it for a day would mean suffer ing in some localities." ... The committee is now. so systemat ically established, that its headquarters occupy .no less thari 22 rooms, which, like the offices of. an American sky scraper, are lettered at the door with the names of the various departments. Throughout Brussels there is such magic in the word ."American" that even the cabman, no longer - pesters Americans for tipa. Hand; him the exact fare, if he knows you are Amer ican,, he will smile and - say - "Thank you!" and appear to be sufficiently rewarded with the honor of having an American for his', fare,. -It -is, a trifl ing 'thing, but in strange contrast ;.to the ante-bellum days when a Brussels cabman looked to Americans for big tips, and was never satisfied, however big the tip might be. - , - . Although .there is much bitter' want in. all Belgium, Brussels, to one. who knew the city . well before the' war, looks apart! from., the, German . uni forms in. the. .street -.much' .as in nor mal i-tmesi .Striking however, . is .the number of beggars, mainly old "wom en and very young children; and the swarm of vendors, chiefly of postcards. At night "there . is, the same ceaseless promenading through the main streets that. has always formed such a charac teristic picturesque part of life in the Belgian capital' but at 1 1 o'clock most of the stret lights .are extinguished and the bars- and cafes are closed. , : : This early closing," find the fact that (.my ot.til itnu I... 1 1 L ,wiiis an e pei ma ted to be soldr ;are the chief . outward evidences of -the .'strict German rule of the conquered city.-. These conditions, however, are moire apparent than real. The German soldiers are good pat rons of the shops, paying for. their purchases in cash.buf the buying pow er of the' peopletis steadily and rap- i u i y growmg.,ies8... inausiry, excepi in some of the coal and iron mines along the Meuee between Liege and Hoys,' is prostrate. ..The better, class "people remaining -are living, on' their incomes, or, saylngsr "the., poorer" on charity. ' -In tHe: Bon; Marehej'.for -in? stance, . one ;of -the. largest of the Brus sels stores, There-appear to be : only about a third as. moos'.-clerks s- before the . ;warf and' the same is trae -off other establishments. A" large . lace factory visited by tne correspondent was quite idle. - , ..- , ' . . "There are no more Americans, no more-English, no, more Spaniards, vis iting us,": said the young -woman In charge. "The 'girls who worked here are in the fields." ' . - .In Antwerp conditions are far worse. Business is prostrate- and actual want 4ncreasing. . Along ! the mles of wharvep of the city's splendid harbor the idle ships he rusting at their mora ings. ' Millions of feet of ' lumber are stacked in- the deserted .yards, and where ordinarily a swarm of work men load and unload the busy ships, a solitary watchman marks his deserted rounds. - The city os .overrun with beggars and vendors. The shops are empty. Scattered, about the city are wrecked and burned buildings, showing where German shells fell during the bom bardment of the city. . . , - - xne nie is most monotonous,- com plained ' Consul General IMederich. "With the exception of members of my staff and of the American relief work ers, there-are, so -far as I know, only two Americans lert m Antwerp." ' Exclusive 1.913 Indian Features , ' ' . . .. : f .'."- ALWAYS taking leadership in mechanical progress JttL -giving enthusiastic riders the world oyer all that is big and best in two-wheeled motor vehicles ten sensational EXCLUSIVE devices maintain the 1915 superiority of the , . otocgcle These feature -found only on the Indian are: Starter starting from standstill; Dual. Clutch Control; Cradle Spring Frame; Vana dium Steel Construction; Indian Carburetor; Light and Horn Control Buttons in Switchboard; Magneto-Generator; Cam System; Double Brake Mechanism; Neutral Countershaft. . ' ' See these; mileposts of mechanical ; v.--; leadership at the Indian Exhibit, at the -Auto Show, .State., Armory,; Week of Feb. 15. DaEPORT CYCLE GO 105 Gilbert St Phone 2216 Tii Wcdrs'-Me 5Pf" M? 11 A lrge stock of the newest, styles in Golden Oak Fumed Oak, Early English, Imitation and Solid Mahogany; Desks. ' Our desks are made with curved or straight legsyJ swell, serpentine or straight fronts -with single drawers or tier of drawers. f - ' Note some of the reductions that we have'made orii them. . . 1 Early English Oak Desk . 1 Early English Oak Desk . 1 Golden Oak Desk . . . 1 Circassian Walnut Desk. 1 Golden Oak Desk . . . . 1 Mahogany Desk .... . . . . 1 Mahogany Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ $.00 now S . . . . . . . 15.00 now! 200 ...... . 8.50 now, 6.SO ....... 19.00 now 15.00 . . ..... 25.00 now lO-OO . . 12.00 now. O.OO .. 18.75 now 15.CD ... 25.00 now 19.0O 1 Mahogany Desk ....... . . . . There are others. Now is thefhance tovbuy one M. EiicMiiglaaiii nil THIRTY-EIGHT MILLION IS LOST IN REVENUES Paris, Feb. 15. Fiscal statistics for the' year 1914 just compiled, show that diminution of foreign commerce and decrease in (returns from internal taxes has caused a loss of revenue to France aggregating- 193 million francs (or about $38,400,000). , , : The ratio of decrease was greatest in September, which showed 66 mil lion francs deficit; since then the ra tio has steadily decreased by reason of an improvement, in - foreign trade. the difference iii receipts for Decem ber being 34 million ; francs. The decrease In the consumption of taxed beverages during the last five months of the year accounts . for 89 million francs of the deficit. The consumption of tobacco is also shown to have diminished notably from the oegmning or tne war. 1 .: - ' SURGEON DECORATED - WITH CROSS OP HONOR Paris, Feb." 15. Dr. Dercle, surgeon in the French army, was decorated with the Jross of the Iegion of Honor at the Val -de-Grace Hospital recently after having been several times men tioned in the orders of the day. He was wounded, no less than 97 -times before he gave up his service. Many times slightly wounded since the be ginning of the war, he dressed his own wounds and refused to abandon his post, but finally he fell under three very serious wounds that required his transportation, to a hospital. The hired girl would feel same sat isfaction in busting up that $4,000,000 colestion of porcelains that Mr. Mor gan has just sold, if she could have the washing of them as a dinner set SEE THE w J- ar-iceitMice XJiHOlt AT THE ridgeport Auto Show Fek 15111 B to. Mlb .FURNITURE, UPHOLSTERY AND RICHMOND RANGES 177 STATE STREET. ESTABLISHED 1842. 1: ;NOTieEr-SAVE : MONEY i g ALWAYS BUY THE BEST j j . REMEMBER TO ORDER OU COMPANY'S COAIi, j ivy; Lehigh Coal 1 ; y . ' it Xiasts longer, Burns Steadier and Gives .More Beat :' H ':, .-. .CASH . PRICE .-; ' .. . ' , S lEgg and St INut .w This Coal Is Sold By 269 E. Washington Ave. Phone 3328 , SPECIAL PRICES We are offering the balance of all our Ready Trimmed Winter Hats at , very attractive prices; also Ordered Hats with the latest and newest styles at popular prices, , W. PDCHE5S ELas 4ouu , II 35 MAIN ST. COR, EL,A ST PKONE 1567-6 E. HALLIGAN 889 BROAD STREET VALENTINE . New and Attractive Designs Now on Display at the Post Office News Store 11 P.O. Arcade Only a Stone's Throw From the Main Street Entrance to the Arcade CLEAN Nut Goal . . Stove or Egg $7.00 25 dents Off Per Ton for Cash QTJAIim GUARANTEED Ticsicr & Mowes Co. : Phone 344 CONGRESS ST. BRIDGE 1221 1IAIN ST. Sprague Ice &r Coal Go. DEALERS IN NATURAL AND HYGENIC ICE v STOVE COAL , EGG COAL , N XT T - C O - A L , EAST END E. WASH. AVE. BRIDGE Tel. 4673 467 184S 1915 f UviUi-vAu -a- wvajw f r.mATrn Vm tifiTL - 5Rfi RO PER TOJM DIUVXi f - ----- NUT . . . . . . .... . . . . . . $6.75 PER TON ot MMSTREot' 282 STRATFORD AVENL-E PHONE 760 CERTIFIED NATURAL HAND SCREENED BLOCK AND' KINDLING IGE ARTIITDIAL COAIL ; LSh Q) 11 P For GRATES THE NAUGATUCK VALLEY ICE CO Main Office & Plant, 421 Housatonic Ave. TeL 597, 598 i -1 - - - ' 7 ' . ' ' , i. -'