THE FARMER. FEBRUARY 19, 1915
Oxford. Feb-. 19- The winter term
tct .'Oxford,.. University,' known as
TXttsat" or "Hilary,"" was never more
Xenten or less Hilarious. , .
There -wre 1,200 undergraduates
?ft lor the autumn term bu. now
there are only 1,00 0. No new stu
Su,ts arrive, for the upper-class boys
la the- putllo schools are being taken
-directly into the army as officers
as fast as they are ready. Of, the
various colleges which go to make
up the composite whole which la
known as the , "university,''," Corpus
Chrlsti, . College -is the nearest empty
having- only 22 students lert, wt. jiia
mund Hall has 25, and Trinity Col
lege 2. . . ' ; .
A " considerable proportion of the
students still in attendance are the
Rhodes scholars and other men from
foreisrn Countries. particularly the
'Americans. They practically mon
opolize whatever., is left of, .college
sports, and they also take the major
ity of the scholastio honors. . ,
.Cnnmhaeen. ; Feb. 1 9-While the
commercial blockade , between Ens
land and Germany is maintained rig
orously,' there appears to -be -no p&r-
ticularlv strong feeling against trad
ing between Germany, and Ttussla.
Business men , from the two-countries
continue to deal with, each other, and
cdmmercial travelers from- Germany
are satd to' have booked, orders for
.Russia, after meeting- their custom
ers by appointment iiv Denmark ' or
Sweden. v -v.
; Russian nfanufacturers established
in ' the Scandinavian countries , have
supplied- large quantities of shoes to
-Austria, .the shipments -being made
via Germany. -' German holders .-of
Russian bonds have managed to cash
their interest coupons throtiph mid
dlemen here. . i, , , -"
. France watches the corrrmereial sit-
tration with a ! keen eye and . Is as
careful as England to avoid all trad
ing with Germans. : The French eon
snlar ! ayeiat here has , Just "been dis-
missed- from -the office which, he had
" held for' '22 years, "on charges that
" he shipped;; leather: to : Germany. He
admitted the charge, but asserted that
ti!s ofSw : as consular agent was un
, ealarisd and he saw i- no , reason for
foreakinsr. ff his old 'buKtness rela
tions with his trusted customers In
Germany "merely w because some of
the , Knropenn countries; happened to
be at war." ' ..
BATH TUBS BRING
OY TO SOLDIERS
Berlin, Feb. 19- A German' officer's
letter ? telisi how his men. ''jumped
for -Joy" - at' the opening of a bath.- j
hous-i , Visaed up in the " basement j
at a tocilfiing, partly destroyed by the
artillery. ' ..-' Two bath tubs found, un
der the ruins of another house were
installed , - and- in - addition a , large
swimmingbasin, was built, with con
nection .to a windmill pump about
two miles - distant. " ,,- ,-'
,, "But there isione drawback to our
fine ! establishment," he says, ' "the
shells! of the enemy continually roar
and explode around it. ' But w nave
grown- so bold - that two do not let
this check our impulse to get clean,
'we must r have out pleasure in these
tubs even though the French shells
crash and explode around us. - The
establishment was ; opened several
-weeks ago,, and since then it haa been
used to its utmost " capacity.': 33nery
man in my, company is happy on his
: bath -I day,-- although he knows that
death and destruction threatens him
while bathinfr." " ! .
GERI.1ANS TO START
STOCK FARMS WITH
', Berlin.; Feb. 19 Three hundred
Ardfinne horses, taken toy - the Ger
man army in the agricultural di-
; tricts of France, are to- 'be put " up
for sale by auction 'in. Berlin, with
theidea 'of makins them -.-the basis
r for a new -breed of ,-. horses for agri
cultural "purposes in Germany. ., The
government circular declares that
they arc the most easily maintained
' , and... lienst subject to sevens -changes
of climate of any breed known. . .
The auction . .list also mentions a
.num-bor. of Belgian horses' and a few
Fnglish farm horses, which ' were
captured in France. . ;
BELGIAN GETS PRISON
TERM OF BOASTING
Par;'.'-, FVb. -, la The Third Court
Martial of Paris sentenced a Belgian
. named Stynen to two years' imprlsr
onraeot , foi maScinf the following
declaration; , i '
Germany asks nothing better n
to , make peace if he is allowed to
annex Belgium and Calais. I don't
STi vo- ja fig whether. I become Prussian
or rrot. - The Germans massacred in
Belgium "because they were fired up
on." .'.''.'.,' 1
The judgment has 'been reversed, on
account of an error of form and the
case- will be tried over.
SEARCHING BIBLE FOR
London, Feb. 19. . Theological
Scholars have been searching In vain
through the works of John Knox to
find the kaiser's -quotation attributed
to him that "A man who walks with
God is always in the majority. T'fae
JOdinburgh Scotsman has called upon
heading Presbyterian pastors, who
confess themselves unable to And the
words,. ' ." - . ., .
Did , not the kaiser Quote from
Stephen A, Douglass or Wendell Phil
lips, a3cs tha Scotsman. JJouglas said,
"Mod and one are a majority." ptiil
lips expresssion took this form, "One
on God'B side is a majority,''
Some sofcuolars attributed the lines
to an old Spanish proverb. At any
rate, it ia pointed out that, hering "In
k, majority was jxot a sixteenth eea
tury phrase, - - -.,
I:t Us Refill Your Vern JHsft
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"After Each Season Our Factory and Five Stores"
1 ' : , , .Make a Sweeping Clear Out
n onto 1t niirKtinn tn fnir rixvn atirks, art- intruder! the snrnlu lines of manv overloaded furnishings manufacturers, mills and wholesalers.
Our First 1915 Clearance Starts Tomorrow, Saturday, 9a.m.
ft ;' ;s; ( Ml . Winter 'Goods' Will Be" Sold - a! About Wholesale Cost. '
Men's 'and "S outiis, and Children's Clothing, Hats and Funiisliinga are all being reprced today for easy and quick disposal tomorrow., That is why .
the surprise: store: is closed today
1 Almost everybody in the city knows what to expect j Ibnt if you've never attended on e of our Wg Clearances, you can get ah Idea of the values they offer by
the following selectios from the present one. , But remember, this is not a complete list o f the items tliat comprise the sale. .
A written ?;
' will be gtv- I;
en witb ev-
ery sale of
a. ,-Suit or I
i Over coat, i
r e f u n led
for any oth
There are many $8.50 and $10 grades' in tbls lot,' but we call them all
$f.50 values, as we would rather surprise you than exaggerate a value. Grays,,
browns, and fancy mixtures. - ' . -, , -,-,-r. -
Models for Men and Young Men. .
The lowest-priced suit among them is worth $15; fully a tbird are worth
$18 and $28.' Very latest models and fabrics and plenty of - them, Serges,
cassimeres, cheviots and fancy worsteds; including pencil stripes and Tartan
Models for Men and Young Men.
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, Ordinarily four-elghty-five wouldn't buy the '"material alone for a good
coat; but this is not an ordinary offer, remember; and we won't have to urge
anybody to believe; us once the -coats are seen and examined; Black Melton,
dark oxford, and convertible collar models In gray and brown mixtures ,
Styles for Men . and Young Men. -
o xr q.,.
You'll see that these garments are good values -at $15 and wonders at
$9.85; tlie Bktlmacaan i nlight and dark mixtures; the Wellington or Shawl
Collar model of Oxford. Melton, also Kerseys, Chinchillas, plain oxfords, and '
some medium-weight silk-faced coats. , : ' '
There are seven or eight suits worth $2t, among these, and Quite a few
$19 grades, but any one you select will be an $18 value; blues, grays, browns
stripes, checks, in almost unlimited assortment. ,
Models for Men and Young Men.
at . 1 1
Many of these suits are made of the very finest all-wool imported and do- .
mestic fabrics; tbe colors and the patterns are the richest to be found In any
"store in town; highest-class' custom-finish garments; splendid assortment of
weaves and designs to select from. '
Models for Men and.Youner Men.
Models for Men and Young Men.
' Every popular fabrics Is Included 1 nn this lot In one" 'model or another
and these comprise the self-collar model, one of the new. ones; the Button
Through Coat ! the Balmaeaan, the Chesterfield and a few medium-weight
coats; all fine hand-tailored garments.- . , - '
Styles for Men and Young Men.
Mia iiflii nn mi jriiitca'ri.ii!.
You can pick a coat from this' lo t with your eyes closed and be sure of
getting nearly half more than you pay for; all-wool imported and domestic
fabrics and such styles as the Chesterfield, English Guard, Button-Through
model, the Balmaeaan' and others. - . ' - .
. Models for Men and Young Men. -
; "Second -Week ..-.
01 Our Dig
pot; sale .
$1.50 and 1.75 PANTS
Made of excellent Quality thibets, fancy worsteds and
plain blue serges; sizes 28 to 42 (t'9 . ff
waist measure. SAXjE PRICE .....
$2.00 and $2.25 PANTS
Good, durable blue serges, fancy mixtures and wor
steds in a variety of patterns; all sizes fi Kfft
up to 52 waist measure. SAIiE PRICK,W
$2.75 and $3.00 PANTS
Splendid qualities and all good, desirable patterns In
serges, corduroys, cassimeres and fancy wor
steds; all sizes up to 52 waist meas- JO
ure. , SALE I'KICE. ......
$3.50 and $4.00 PANTS
Fine blue serges, neat and serviceable mixtures, and
brown, blue -and gray-stripe worsteds; 1 all
Sizes up to 52 waist measure. SAXiE G&ftl
PBICE ' . . .... .... . ... : -. W S 4
SUITS & O'GOATS
K Russian and . Norfolk Suits
newest models and fabrics; some
with patch "pockets; sizes 7 to 16
years; RUSSIAN OVERCOATS in,
sizes 3 to 10 years. , ; , . -.
Worth $2 . - fx ZF
ana $2.50; at. ; . J
SUITS & O'GOATS
RUSSIAN ANI NORFOLKS
some with two pairs of pants; blue
serges and all-wool fancy mixtures;
6 to 17 years; ' SCHOOL AND
JUVKNILE OVERCOATS, of all
styles; . Balmapaans, . Mackjnaws,
Norfolks and Belted models; 3 to
16 years. , :-.
Worth ; CP
!: SUITS .
$1.50 at . . .
Fjncy Eton Suits In a
variety of patterns; smart,
stylish, well made garments.
' STORE CLEARANCE
SUITS & O'COATS
Russian - and 1 Norfolk " Suits
some with two-pairs of pants; wool
cassimeres, all-worsted, serge, and
fancy mixtures; 8 to 1 18 years
OVERCOATS in Balmaeaan and
Belted models. .
, worth C5
SpiTS & O'COATS
- Russian and ' Norfolk Suits i
mostly Bulgarian models . with
stitched, belts and pleats; sizes 6 to
17 years;. U'J."XtJN-'"C-jNEJJ
OVERCOATS brown, gray and
mixtures; blue and . gray chin
chillaa; 3 to lO years.
$3?00; at ...... "f BQg
Boys' 59c Coat
Heavy kuit in oxford gray;
actual 59c gar- 0fL (
ments reduced SSS f
Boys' 50c Flannel
Perfect garments In every re-
T spec;t; Blue, gray
and tan; reduced
All new, fast-black,
heavy-rib hose; ' re
. duced to. .
FACTORY AND STORE
ALL LINES NOW ON HAND.
Clean, perfect, new shirts and drawers,
reduced for quick selling to. .
69c UNDERWEAR ......
59c Blue ' . ,
WOR KSHIRTS . ... ... .
en's 12c Soclis
These ought to go by tie dozen pairs; for
every one is new and perfect. If you
don't buy a box you lose a rare
chance: at ;
STORE OPEN SATURDAY
m t-'--! M-itL-jjirKijn.lf ji-... ,s,,kfS.,it,.J. "'"--f----"iitmiiiiiiiiiiM,iiitrf
Men's 69c SWEATERS, 45 c
White HANDKERCHIEFS, ,
1119-1123 Main Street
SECURITY BLDC-., BRIDGEPORT, i
ENJOYING LIFE AS
fanspeet, ;The Netherlands, . Feb,
19-Ths life of the nine-. thousand
Belgian , refugees who are enjoying
the hospitality of the Dutch authori
ties in a vast camp here, is an inter-,
eetingr side light of the war. Thai
camp, whieh is ana of numerous sim
iiar , concentra tion eenters spread
about Holland, is situated on g, pandjr
plain surrounded by pine woods r
nswmd . f op their effi3Gy in the
treatment of incipient tuberoulosis. It
consists of four villages formed of
capitally arranged and commodious
huts, in which each family has a
chamber, A.H have board floors and
are illuminated with electric light.
In eaoh of the villages are large work
rooms for different trades, wash
houses, baths and a children's recrea
tion shed, all provided with heating
apparatus, while there are four
seheolhouses and a wooden church
capable of seating about 2,000 people.
Hospitals for ordinary ailments and
for infectious diseases, a dispensary
and several Braa!l libraries have been
either specially erected or establish
ed in houses already standing in the
neighborhood and lent for the pur
pose by charitable people.
The eawp is under a Dutch mill-
tary guard and besides the company
of 150 soldiers a small detachment of
county police and Belgian gendarmes
patrol the villages to keep order.
Tools necessary to- all the ordinary
trades are provided and several small
huts in each village are fitted up
ae workshops, The men make or
mead all their own shoes and clothes,
while the women do sewing.
It is Interesting to observe the pride
the,- refugees take in the decoration
of the huts, which are separated by
wide tracts of ground. Each shack
has received its name anM h
r - 9 In thff two Belgian races
Flemish and Walloon. can be mark,
ed at once by the inscription in Low
Dutch or French. A. small proportion
of the people are bl-lingual, but 6,00 0
et them speak, only Flemish and the
other 3,000 only French.
Around the shacks, notwithstand
ing the sandy soil, some of the men
have laid out little patches of garden.
The authorities distribute daily pre
miums to those obtaining the best re
sults in neatness and cultivation. In
one place an excellent imitation of the
Dutoh lion is laid out in sand and
green turf fetched from the woods.
Four priests and 34 sisters are en
gaged in the religious and education
al work of the camp, and besides these
there are men and women among the
refugees who possess a high grade
of education and who give their ser
vices as readers, to their comrades in
distress in the schoolrooms after
nightfall. A benevolent resident of
the district also has presented a mov-
ing picture apparatus for entertain
ment. ' ' . -
Sickness among the refugees has
been little considering the number of
people and the circumstances under
which they were brought together in
a spot where no drainage or sanitary
arrangements existed before their ar
rival. Only one adult has died since
the camp was formed and that was a
woman of over eighty years of age.
Among the children, a number have
died of measles.
SPECIAL " WAR CROSS"
FOR FRENCH SOLDIERS
Paris, Feb. 19. A permanent rec
ognition of soldiers cited in the or
ders of the day is proposed in the
form of a "croix de Guerre" (var
cross) consisting of a bronze cross
bearing the words "citation" and the
Oaie -1914-1915." For each additional
citation a bar bearing the word "cita
tion". will be added. On the Vjniforiri
the cross will hang from 'theS. green
ribbon of the medal of 18 70 but with
the black bars, symbol of mourning
for Alsace-Lorraine, suppressed. On
civilian dress, to distinguish th
cross from other medals it will
worn without ribbon in the button
hole. ' ; ,
Berlin cafe owners will advance the
price of beer.
Let Us Refill Your Fern IVi-U
JOHN KECK & SO"v
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