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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 27, 1915 i BRLDGEP or te veninq farmer (FOUNDED 170.) PbijaTitmaexPloUalK Co., 1T KalrfleOd Avew, Bridgeport, ' TTBTQSflS - . BUET3TB8 iss. r- BRSIGN" KEPRESEPTTATTVES : -- Bmot. Griffith A Fredrick. New York. Boston and Cfaictwr SATURDAY, FEB. 37, 1015. j THE POLICIES OF THE ADMINISTRATION TVNE BLESSING arises from the circumstances that the Re SKJr - publican, leader in Bridgeport is addicted to making spoecli&eu&v iThe citizens lare not- left in- the delusion that the mayor of their city has much to do with the manner in which it shall he-governed. The mayor carries out the policies which are "prescribed for him, hut does not explain or defend them. Mr. King talks by the book. When he' denotes "the policy of the administration," that is its policy. v , , s If Mayor "Wilson coald have understood a little earlier' what the' situation would become, he might have saved himself from being misunderstood. -' ' ,' " -In. Ms first message his honor declared the policy. of the administration 'to be civil service and merit. ' In his speech" before the Twelfth District Republican club, Mr. King said that the glory of the adaministration is the swift kick it. has ad ministered to the civil service and the merit, system.- x , The mayor,' in his second message; said the policy of the administration was that publks work should be Jet out fo com petition except in most urgent, cases, and that the mayor; would never, never, never sign a waiver, except in the presence of a great emergency. But Mr. King, in the same' speech, said, that Bridgeport is going to have the patented pa.vement, War renite, no matter what anybody thinks about it. And of course, the mayor did sign the. waiver, and . there was no great emer gency. , .Mayor Wilson said the policy of the administration was to exist only until it, could get itself Replaced with commission government, but Mr. King points to the salaries , thai will be, paid the commission and declares that there shall be no 'com mission government until 51 per cent of all the registered voters get out and vote for it " , , V - ' This is more voters than ever cast their ballots for Mayor Wilson. It may even be more votes than Mr" King could get," if he should run himself for mayor. It is, in short, a substan tially impossible requirement, , and1 is equivalent, to a declara tion that the policy of the, administration is; "down with com mission government" " ; Thus the .administration finds itself in the1- position The Farmer long predicted for it. , That warm language, ''the ad ministration" , once had for the commission form, , will make queer reading, in the face of these later remarks, which' show the cooling love of Bridgeport's de jure, for the blue eyed Frankenstein, now grown so big its murder will be hard to conceal. HUGGING THE WRONG NEWSPAPER r- HAT MR, KING should . J- the press, after acquiring The Standard, is not strange. Anybody who ever owned The Mr. King would more carefully read every day a certain news (paper, we are too modest to mention; his lukewarmness toward i the press would be replaced by an immeasurable admiration, : HIE "FAIKSTELD. ! -TT" HAT PORTION of the recommendations of the City Plan -L : Commission which advises a bridge 80 feet wide, seems ! worthy of being, followed. ;', A wide bridge with suitable ap preaches, connecting the East and West, sides at Fairfield ave fnue, will add to .the appearance ; when viewed from the East si.de j will facilitate the movement of traffic.' The State street bridge i is disposed of as being impracticable at this time, and not like Uy to be possible, earlier than twenty years, hence. v. It is difficult to foresee what changes in the movement of .population and industry will ensue during twenty years. The ; present movement is toward' districts north of Fairfield avenue 'South of Fairfield avenue population is certain to be limited by the small amount of territory Island Sound,, and - by the circumstance that this territory is : now well in use. :.-,v- .-.' The. development of an industrial district in the area of lowland . between Stratford and Bridgeport will ' not increase (population below State street,' and would , tend to concentrate industry north of that street. ' - ' ( LOT "A" IN THE REHJLY STREET BLOCK iTHOSE ARE interesting figures respecting Lot "A" in the fcL , i Reilly street block, which are presented as part of the Report of John Noleri, the city planner. This isi a lot $0x85 ! feet, which in 1876, contained four families with twenty mem bers and now contains 13 families with 75 members. These changes seem to be entirely economic in character. The people who live today in this crowded tenement pay about ?3 a month, where their predecessors paid $12 a month. In 1876 this part of the city was almost open country. Today it is congested city land. The income on the investment? is con siderably less than it was in 1876. , ( Should four families now attempt to rent a piece of . land I situated as this lot is, they would, have to pay a rent of at ! least f24 a month each.-. ; ; - 1 , x- , .-. - The people who now live in this neighborhood are anxious (to get away-- They live therebecause it is the best they can Sdo. They will move to better quarters as soon as they can i afford to, precisely as their predecessors did. ' The basis of gdod housing is a wage that will permit1 the thead of a family. to pay a fair rent. ' The next solution is to enable the workers to find access to cheap land, which implies cheap transportation to and from 'the city, else the cost of transportation will make the country Tent too costly.. In 1876 money went further than it does today. Almost every sort of food was cheaper. Since 1876 many improve ments 'have been made, then far from universally 'enjoyed. There must be gas, running water, garbage 1 collection, sewers, inside closets, paved streets, all things that add wonderfully to the convenience of living, but which also add to the cost of a rent: ; . Eight fares for a quarter, on the trolley Iines? would pr-ob-mb I y"doT mo re. to promote good housing than anything except felons: EDITORIAL DKPAiVraiENT! . 1337. i mayor de facto and its mayor :rv'"' have discovered a contempt for Standard feit the same way. If AVENUE , BRIDGE of the city, more especially arid, what is more important, between State., street and Long higher wages. The former could be obtained by a limited effort. The latter is a process of evolution, toward a goal indefinitely delayed. ELLEN TERRY, 67 TODAY, 13 KNOTTING .FOR SOLDIERS An elderly,' amiable, grandmotherly woman, sitting in' a rocking chair, knitting, her whole mind concentrated on the problem of "one over, two un der, one back," tills ia the picture of Ellen Terry, once the: most noted of English actresses, as , drawn by the New York reporters who recently In terviewed her. Miss Terry, who is Mrs. James Carew in private life, will pass her sixty-seventh milestone today. having been bprn Feb. . 27, 1848, in Coventry, England. Last year she visited Australia, and on her way back to' England has been, . spending some time visiting her friends in America. She spends most f her time in knit ting for the soldiers, but the work' is new to her, arid she - laughingly ad mitted that she never knows whether the product of her busy needles will be a bandage for an obese soldier at his widest circumference, or a; garter for 'a Scotchman. Miss Terry is des-. cended of old theatrical, stock. , and both her parents were stage people. Her first husband -was G. F. Watts, the celebrated painter, but they soon agreed to disagree and a divorce fol lowed. Miss Terry then became the bride; bf Charles Kelly Warden, an actor. Her last matrimonial alliance was contracted in Pittsburgh in 1907, when Miss Terry was , married - to James Carew, " a young American act or who had. been - a member of her company.. As leading woman with Sir Henry Irving she attained internation al celebrity.;; i " ' "When I was a ' girl," the gifted actress recently told an interviewer, "I used to picture myself as , an old wo man sitting in my home in Kent with my grandchildren around me. Here I am instead, gallivanting all over the world, and doing : It because I want to. tiast Spring , I was. at home in England, but I wasn't satisfied, and so 1 packed up and started off for Aus tralia. It was a long, hard trip,- but it was worth it to see-Australia..- It is the most beautiful country I have ever seen. '- In Melbourne I gave several discourses on Shakespeare. , Please don't call them lectures. I hate that word tremendously. Then the war started and I came to America, by way of British Columbia." Miss Terry isn't worrying ' about the outcome of the war and described the German threats against England as "all poppy cock." Meanwhile she is industrious plying the knitting needles, and if the war. lasts until fiext Winter she ex pects 'to have something completed but she doesn't quite ; know what it will be. ';' ''-'' ' 1 VICTOR BERGER. Although he occupies an - editorial chair in. Milws.ukee, .several thousand miles from war-stricken .Europe, Vic-? tor Berber's opinions on the great con flict are ! highly Interesting. ; The American socialist leader, editor, and first socialist congressman, is 'a "native of Austria, and will be fifty-five years old tomorrowf' T Far 'froniM believing that - the; socialist : movement will r be destroyed by the war, Mr. Berger be lieves that it wiU i, emerge ; from the wreckage more powerful than , ever. and that among the first results of the renewed activity of the Marxian party will be the overthrow of ' the Hohen- zollern dynasty and the establishment of a German republic, "i Ultimately,, he predicts, all the monarchies of Europe will be destroyed; and there rwill be a United States of Europe. Mr. Berger believes that it would have been futile for the German socialists to oppose the war, for in that event, he thinks the Czar would have gone to the assist ance of the Kaiser. ."A nationalist war, a militarist war, and a capitalist war the famous American socialist defines the great struggle of the cen turies. In the chaos immediately following- the conclusion of peace, "Mr. Befger admits, the "German Junkers" may -succeed in their plan to strength en the monarchy and abolish parlia mentary government, but this will not last long. . "Then will follow the over throw of the-' Hohenzollern dynasty, the abolition of the feudal aristocracy and the establishment of a democratic government in Germany. not neces sarily a socialist republic, but in any event a democracy much more liberal than the United States." This. Mr. Berger thinks, may bring' on another war with Russia. ... "In such a war, says -Mr, Berger, "the German people iwould naturally have the support of France and England." As to his na tive land Mr." Berger says: "Austria will go to pieces, whether Germany loses or wins. : There is no such thing as an Austrian nation, and it has no excuse for existence." - - ' it THREEPENNY DAY The observnace of the twenty seventh of February as "threepenny day" at Eton, Englands famous scnooi, had its origin in the sixteenth century. Each student of the school will get threepence today,: in com memoration of the anniversary of the death of Roger Lupton, who was provost of Eton from 502 to 1535. Lupton made a bequest 'for this an nual distribution of money, providing that small sums he riven thu fn masters, chaplains, etc.. and one penny each to the students. Provost Bust l tis Dequest, providing two pence for eaoh afHot j-v- student receives the magnificent sum ecpBrice. or six cents. There is a tradition that the original bequest pro vided that half ov,c.Q i . 5 each colleger, but this apparently has Tl r in n -n rl n i -- . - me aays when the gilt was mstitnt.i sheep was not worth much if any more " -inount or money now given to the Etonians. ROCK ISIiAJVD INQUIRY IS ALMOST CONCLUDED. Washincrton TTa-h ov n . . the Interstate Commerce Commission ...,a..6a.t,u,1 w tne nnancial affairs of the Rock Island Pon-no . while it was under control of a group ueaaea Dy Daniel G Reid, William B. Leeds and W. -H. Moore, were resumed to-day with the prospect that the taking of testimony would be concluded by night. Joseph W. Folk, chief counsel for the commission, announced he ex pected to call onlv nesses for the government while coun sel iur me kock island holding com panies said he would have nnw witnesses. Let Us Refill Your Fern Dih JOILT REQ( & SON v. HATTERS MOVE TO SAVE INTEREST JH LOEWE'S JUDGMENT Deposit of Many Years Has Earned $30,000, Which Union Wants to Save Danbury, Feb. .27 Another' chap ter was added -to the Danbury . hat ters' litigation yesterday when -counsel for the United Hatters of North America bgan sequestration proceed ings against two local savings banks and one in' South Norwalk to prevent interest of $80,000 from being paid to, the plaintiffs, D. E. Loewe & Co., .as a ; part of the judgment of $252,000, recently ordered by the United States supreme court. i , , When the - original, action was brought,' thirteen ;years ago, $60,000 in. three savings banks, belonging to members of the hatters'- Union.' was attached. . Counsel for the - hatters say that the accrued Interest on' this sum $30,000 should not be used to help -pay the; 'Judgment - ordered by the supreme court., The banks have retained counsel . and It is probable that the matter will be taken to the courts for adjustment. ' ' ' The general deficiency - appropria tion bill, reported to the House Wed nesday makes no provision of $290, 000 to pay the fines, with interest, costs and : attorneys . fees, for which the hatters union is liable; under the supreme, court's decision in - the Loewe case. It is doubted if -the House will stand for the Buchanan amendment proposed to Insert that appropriation. - . . . T STRATFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT GETS ANOTHER ADDITION Special Constable Appointed For Rowdies on , . 1 Wharves 1 1 (Special .to The Farmer) ,- ' , Stratford Feb. 27-One more, con stable has been added- to. the force in Stratford. ! Judge Pectt swore in George Fryer v on Broad street, this morning. Because of : the. fact that rowdies and suspicious , characters loiter about-the town wharves, Fryer who lives in that neighborhood . has baen selected as a special, policeman. The Cupbeag club will play . the Milford . Wheel club - at, billiards and pocket -billiards 'Monday, evening Jn Milford,- it . will , probably be the last game. ' Richard, Howell . will play Charles Wilcox of Milford at billiards. William B. Booth will play Wilcox at pocket billiards-- The- games will begin at, ,& o'clock The .usual" morning . and evening services will' be held Sunday at the Congregational ' church. Rev. E. N. Packard.. I. ; will preach at both services....... ' V;? 'i,f ; ?v --' '. At St.'; James' church, , masses will be: held at 8:30 o'clock . and 10:30 o'clock. The . latter- mass will be high. '.. Lenten .devotions will be held at ;3 o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. M. J. O'Connor will , officiate. The Stratford M.; E. church will have a sermon at both the day and evening . services, by Rev. .- Ernest C. Carpenter; "Paul's .. Thorn in the Flesh," will be, the first subject. Persons-who find thorns-in their flesh are invited to attend. "Some people who are in the. Lord's Way," will be the evening topic . Rev. M., Hawkins, pastor of ' the First Baptist church will preach on ''God's Promise to Adam ad Eve and the Fulfillment by the Preaching of Christ," at the 11 a., m. servi-ce. Sun day, school -services will be held at 12 o'clock. Thar Bi. X. P. V. will meet from 6:30 to 7:30. A sermon will be preanhed at 8 o'clock; : - The Stratford High school basket ball . team ; will play the Newtown High, -school, team this afternoon at the town hall. , This will be the se cond game the teams have played.. The. first- was won by Newtown and the local lads are anxious to turn the tables. , The Commercial High school beys of Bridgeport were defeated last night by the Stratfordltes at the town hall,' 64-16. Brill's drug store is being remodel ed. ' 7 PUBLIC OPINION To the Editor of The Farmer: Sir While passing through our main avenues It- noticed large posters placed on the bill boards, extolling the; merits of gbod housing and the bene Scient effect that' would result to the lower class, increased efficiency being one of the most, valuable from the standpoint of the employer. So far I fail to see any active steps being ta ken : to bring about this- great im provement in the housing conditions of our city. ' . We have no building or dinances that would ' legally control the "planning and erection --Jit better homes or that would condemn unsanitary- and slum -creating conditions. ; v A great deal of mental energy' has been expended by . some of our public spirited citizens of late in advocating different lines of civic improvement. Eminent experts have been brought here to instruct the public. X do not object to education but I . think more practice and less theory would bring about more immediate results. The city beautiful is a beautiful ideal, but let us first strive to make it the clean city. We as citizens have a right to demand of the officials and employees of the city more efficient service for which they are well paid. , The con duct of our fire department meets with general approval, but I cannot say this of the police department In the minds of the general public it ex ists as a benevolent institution for those who render faithful service to tha party. I think it is time that a little more consideration should . be ' shown to the honest' industrious and frugal work lngman who is struggling to maintain a little home for his family and who in the end pays for it all by his hard labor. . . J, M. SANGER. Lieut. Ool.' S. O.'' Mari-tz. "thA Rr.o- leader who revolted against the Bri tish government was captuned and sent" to Winhoek,' Cape Colony. DEMANDS VALUE FOR CURBSTONE CITY TOOK AWAY Crescent Avenue Resident Alleges Strange Conduct . of Street Dept. .An instance of the manner in which the street . department of Bridgeport has been - conducted for several years past was brought out at the hearing before the - claims committee , of the common council last night when Gus tavo Bender sought an abatement of the lien placed against his property in Crescent avenue for the laying of curb and gutter: there.. Attorney Ralph T. Beers who appeared for Mr. Bender said that In 1912 his client had complied with an order of the common -council and laid curb and gutter at a cost of $80. , In 1914 an other change in the grade was. order ed by the city and made by Mr. Ben der at a cost of $40. , The petitioner alleges that workmen for the public works department " took away . 205 lin ear feet of curb and gutter which cost $50.20." Subsequently a bill was pre sented for $189.87 bythe city and on his failure to pay the lien was plac ed against his property." Mr. Ben der asks for the abatement of the lien and reimbursement for the curb and. gutter taken. - , , , . y - v : ' Adolph Sherman appeared for Gus tavo Anderson who seeks abatement of assessment ' for a sewer In More house street. ' ; Attorney John J. Corr appeared for Ada F. Crafts of Fairfield avenue who wants damages for' injuries sustained in a fall , at 475 State street. , She claims her " injuries confined her to her bed for six weeks." -- - Raffaele Palmirierl asked for $24. 75 for the veterinarian's services; for treatm'ent of his - horse for Injuries sustained in a fall in a ditch in front of 146 Hamilton street. Attorney E. J. McManus appeared for the peti tioner.; -'..;"- - " - Henry' Meyrich petitioned for $300 for injuries in a fall over a defective sidewalk on ; February 6. -'Charles Lomnitzer of 1365 Easf . Main street asked for reimbursement for damages to an automobile received as the re sult .of the defective condition, of God dard avenue. ','...-' ':- . - ..v-.- , An abatement of the interest on his taxes: for 1910 was asked by William H. Bradley. - He explained that sin the spring his nursery business would probably return him, enough to meet the amount. ..,.. David Switky of 1423 Stratford ave-' nue, who asked, for an abatement ;of his business tax ' f or -' 1913 was refer red to the board'of relief. William Matthewson of 200 Wells street asked abatement of the tax on the 1910 list . on property on French street, formerly owned by him. He explained that.-the. property , had been deeded to the city for the exten sion of Parrott avenue on agreement that all taxes due be rebated and for other ' satisfactory ' considerations. Through an oversight the 1910 tax had not been abated. . r The following sought 'abatement of the personal taxes: Chris Morgan of 84 West avenue; Elnaer E. 'Warner of 746 Howard, avenue; Antonio- Puglia of 92 Gilmore street; Robert E. Swee ney of Grand street; James Muldoon of 334 Bunnell street; Michael Prizba of '1 606 ' Railroad - avenue; , William Cleary of -601 Shelton street; Edward Oj Stiftgert of 654 State street; Celes tino -Ientato of -,- 2776 Pequonnock street; Tntonio DeCarlo -of 48 Booth street ; Evert T. Burton of 68 Poplar street; Iavld Gomperts of 402 Myrtle avenue : John Wagner, of 2034, Main street s Thomas , Corcoran of 3 5 - Cal houn avenue; Dennis Moriarity of 108 Linen avenue and Charles Borer of 9 Olive street: Bridgeport Police - Not the Only Ones" , Having Their Troubles Bridgeport police showed today that Bridgeport is not the only ity in the New England states that is being alarmed by frequent burglaries, and they advance reasons why they should not receive the censure that has been circulated. , r i - Long - lists of jewelry . robberies have been received from Hartford, New Haven, Springfield and Worces ter. Among them are many window robberies such as occurred here. State Policeman Frank Virelli was in Boston ' yesterday, "and In the Thompson Spa, one of the largest res taurants in that . city, robbery was committed .in broad daylight. According to information given him by the Boston police, two armed and masked robbers entered the office of the chief inspector at police, head quarters and held him up. - They were captured by detectives before they left the building. VON irtNDKNBURG DECORATED. Berlin, Feb. 27. Emperor William has conferred the decoration of the Pour le Merite order upon Field Mar shal Von Hindenburg, the Gorman commander on the; eastern front. STRANGE : SUBMARINE! SIGHTED. Bilbo, Spain, Feb. 27 The light house .keeper at . Portugalet, , one of the harbors of Bilbao, has advised the , maritime authorities of having sighted to . the north of is llgthouse a submarine navigating on te surface of the water. The boat carried no flag, nor was there any other indi cation of its nationality. PARIS PLACES A LIMIT ; ON NtTMBECB OF NEW BARS, ' Paris, Feb. 27 The chamber of deputies adopted . this afternoon thp principal paragraphs of the .bill lim iting the number of new , bars which may be opened and approved others making more stringent the - regula tions '.governing the sale of liquors The bill In Its completed form prob- aMyswill be passed next" week. - BOYS IXILED IN ATTEMPT ! TO ENTER CANDY KITCHEN Small boys attempted to break In to. the Crescent Candy company store on Island Brook avenue last, night, but although a window was removed, an inner iron' grating prevented them from reaching th stock. No report was made -to the police. It is 'our pleasure to announce ;to our patrons that we are fully prepar ed to show a very attractive n jsort ments of spring millinery. , vV. E. Haliigan. - CDeD.M 'Established ' iSj T If a Woman Desires to make up r her Summer Gowns. and wide or narrow stripe in yellow, pink or blue. " j . ' -'36 inches, S3 cts Embroidered Voile, white,, .embroidered in small con ventional figures, exquisitely dainty. 36 inchesy50 cts Voile Classique, in Persian and, all-over designs Dres den posies, dots and showers Of blossoms. Gowns of this style were used for "go-to-meeting long ago on hot Sundays. . ' - -1 - . "'25 cts - Cotton Poplins, silk finish all colors, black-included. . " ' " -'.I V " ' 32 . inches, ' 0 cts . . - , . . 27 inches, -25 cts AAhite. Cottons. . . Crossbar Voile, with silk thread running through, ; 40 inches, 50 cts Ratine Voile, fine cord and seed , effect, 40 inches, 25 eta Ratine Crepe,- requires no ironing, ; 38 inches," 75 cts SilkOrepe, cream only, for commencement gowns, - " - 42 inches $1.35 and CI. -3 St. Gall Swiss, with tied dot, . 32 inches, 0 cts Dotted Swiss, domestic, ,- .27 inches, 19, 23 and 3 cts Dotted Crepe, fine large dot; . . , ' 47 inches, 21 ct3 The D. M. Pead Company FAIRFIELD AVE. VARIETY STORE BROAD ZT. nO-OPTITJ. ATIVH CAR FAKE TO OUR CUSTODIERS T - - JPKOKIT SHARING WITH OUR EMPLOYEZ1 , . r ' BIG PURCHASE - RUBBER DOOR MATS We had a lot, about 'two months ago that we sold at fifty. Now, here are some at tl.c lowest price ever heard of . SPRING , HATS FOR INSPECTION FOR THE ZHfJZOll'D WEAR AT POPULAR PRICED v , W. E. HALLIGAI J ES9 BROAD 1UGHEST PRICES RAID FOB. IJVK CHICKENS , " ' Brinsr In your chickens. We will pay highest prices if you deliver them to us. ' ' "" "". oxjb spBciAirr is FRJCSH KIIIiED CHICKENS - , The Live Poultry Market 94 OOVGRESS STREET , 'Phone 981-1 "Railroad passenger . travel is re ported Ugrht, Dut the leisure class are generously patronizing the freig-ht cars. - . '.- . - If the reading circle geta drowsy, just bring in one of the new maga zines with the . spring fashions, and see how popular the study of litera ture really Is. You can't expect the American public to study the figures of appro priations made by Congress when the box scores of the first real games on southern diamonds are now . being printed. . Marshall P. Wilder, the humorous entertainer, left an estate of . $280, 0Q0. He could have afforded to."tako care of: the indigent families of a. large number of lecturers on politi cal - economy and literature. There are Summer Cottons a plenty; and never were they so tempting. The wom an who can make her own simple frocks, with the aid of patterns and a sewing ma chine, .may have as many as she chooses, for the mater ials are not costly. " Snowflake Voile, and right ly name d for one. receives the impression of faring show seen "through a frosted pane. Seed Voiles in floral de signs, some of them prettPy striped in pink,, blue, helio trope and green.- 3G inches wide, C3 cts Satin Stripe Voile, white grounds with floral designs, -u M J u . MILLINERY STRE ' CSEl pYour Wants In RUBBER CTLOTETirCf at Popular Prices 1 - , Rubber Coats $3.23 ta C " 1"" '.y.tl.Liik..: Suits . . . v Short Coats Best Long Coat. ; , . . ..$3.0 Oiled Hats. .... , -S5c to COc ALL CLOTIIIIICr GUARANTEED TOE MaLi 1126 MAIN STR Former Want Ada. Ons Cest a X I V- r. -