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1 THE FARMER: MARCH 4, 1915 - T V,- , NlL M - v. 055-957 Slain St. -.-x w..-. 7o Give Stamps Another new lot of those high, grade hirt Waists, r e g u 1 a r i$1.50 CJ Q G values. ." All sizes Waists selling all over for 98c can be bought QCj g here for . Seeing' is believing. All sizes. Extra size White Under skirts, deep embroidery flounce, ... separate mus lin under- . QQ(Q ruffle . . . ... Ladies' Swiss Ribbed Un ion Suits. Lace 25 C ' trimmed knees 4 . , . Ladies ' extra size Swiss Ribbed Vests, IJg ..." half sleeves .... Ladies' extra size Ribbed Drawers. Lace trimmed knees . . , Ladies' House Dresses in Striped and Check, fast , color gingham, i ' 9Be A Dust jCap and 2 Aprons to match free ' of charge with each dress. Sizes 36 to 46. - : HUNDREDS ATTEND iSUEFRAiSE HEARING AT THE CAPITOL Advocates and Opponents of Votes for Women Show Their Colors LARGE GATHERING OF BRIDGEPORTERS Factory Women Argue They ' Need the Vote to Amel iorate Their Condition FOfi STAT - ANTiXTAI HEMOBIAIi CONCERT TO . iBOBBBT' EMMET - Under- the auspices ot the Emmet (Hub of Bridgeport at the- flaaa Theatre SUNDAY KVKNlNii, MARCH 7, 1915 ' Address By- . - ETON. COIiNKU US 1 COIJUCTS :.: "of New Yorfe Tickets exchanged ait Hanrti&an's,. 3Fa neia ATeraie Drug btore . rBOBl OF BELIEP. Notice is hereljy given, that - the i Board of Relief of the City of Britge ,f port will meet at the Assessors' Of ,fiee, City 'Hal; , for the purpose of hearing appeals' jnade.f rom the find ings or the joa,ra oc Assessors oh property situated ' to the. First Dis- trict onlv. Heariae" will iw hM n.n , Monday, March 15th, from 9 a. zd. to .4 p. TO. Dstted at Bridgeport this 4th. day of March, :191b. . - s VPTT.T.TA.M A.'LEW'lS, ' THOMAS P. WHTED,' ' ISAAC MOORBT, ' CTTART.rTS H. POLAND. STATE OF" COJfNTXJITOCT, 89. XHSTRIOT OF BSUDOEPCHECT, . Probate Court, February, 1915. Estate of John K Plynn, late of the town of Bridgeport, in said District. deceased. The Court of Probate for the Dis trict of Bridgeport, hath limited and allowed six ; months from the elate hereof for "Creditors of said, Estate to exhibit their claims for settlement. Thoa who neglect to present their ac counts, properly attested, , within said time, will Toe debarred a recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested . to make immediate pay ment to . FREDERICK C. MULLEN'S, 1 Administrator. " : S4 Id LASHC;- : STOCKINGS are important to the pa tient, not every size, nor fit will do. Stockings made to' order hold the ruptured veins and gives the right . support and prevent painful ulcers. When you need a new stocking, en-" -ttsttct -v V- - Drujgist ' 1 J Fairfield Av. ana Court!ii.r.d CL (Special to The Farmer.) : Hartford, March' 4. Several hun dred earnest women, .5 with -calmly I composed countenances, auietly dressr ! ah titut illimliiTlTif somewhere on their costumes the violet, green and white of the Suffrage organization gathered yesterday in the State Capitol to inv- press members of the General Assem blv of Connecticut with their right' to share equally with their husbands and sons in the making of the laws of their state: ,. '!....-.. From .far 'and hear they" had come, every city and " many of the smaller towns of old Connecticut having its representatives In the group. Intermingled with the Suffrage col ors throughout; - the ." House chamber were seen the. American beauty roses of the Anti's whose forces ( made ; up i perhaps one-third of the gathering. j Besides this there were many women vhnsn sLhsAnca of colors denoted them ! as neutrals,' while a large number . of men some of whom wore the brilliant rose . of j the i Anti's, others-a. modest boutonnaire ' of the pansy, lily of the valley and its ;- leaf and : still -others without any visible sign, completed the assemblage. : i , Bridgeport Suffragists " - and.' Anti's 'were well, represented, Mrs. Samuel C. Shaw, the ' local president of the Suf fragists and" wife of the member of the legislature ; who proposed the amendment to have' the word ."male" eliminated from the section of the constitution - relating to the :. qualifiea-: tlon of the voters; Mrs." W.' T. Hincks, former state-president; Mrs. W. - E-. Seeley, Mrs. Frank Seeley, Mrs. J. G. Kingsbury Mrs H. L. Lewis, - Mrs. Benjamin Hart, Miss Iva" . King of Fairfield -and -.: Bridgeport, , and Miss . Louise Oould were ; noticed with the ( tri-color insignias. 1 ' :-Bridgeport-people who ware the red rose were Miss Marion DeForest, pres ident of the Anti-Suffragists of Bridge- Iport, Mrs. A;' H. , Terry, Mrs. "William R. : Webster, Mrs. Frank V. 'Burton, . and "Mrs. William B. .3rlover of Fair field and Bridgeport. . ; : c-'-i:' I The Suffragists had brought out as many working women as possible and hundreds of names of others who were unable- to ' leave tbnlr places of- em ployment to . attend the hearing. The jShopiglrl 'who had spent the majority or years oi nerj lire in tne ractory Bat side by side with the fashionably gowned women of society., When the time came and heir name and' occupa tion were called, the former stood us and earnestly declared her desire to vote There , were alj classes of men present too, who were apparently from many different occupations- The women whose hair had been touched by . time and the men :whose hair had likewise turned or was most-: ly missing, considerably outnumbered thef younger ' representat'ves of their sexes. . ; . i ' . .- On the whole the speeches were ex- tremely : good: and convincing. With the' exception of Mrs. . Arnold L Ge sell's address on "Mothers and the Vote," the majority of them lacked the effective notes of human interest and gave statistics : and cold, hard facts, or plains reasons. There was not a' word said of woman's part in war, naf-any j point made of the fact that the ' European countries where women are- politically equal with men are iot implicated in the present con flict. ' - - ... Mrs. .Thomas "N. Hepburn," State president, who led the Suffragists, won the admiration of suffragist and -anti alike for the earnest, 'dignified and ef ficient way in which she pleaded her cause and. carried on the -business of thie afternoon. ' The - meeting opened promptly at 2 o'clock and there wasn't a delay until the moment it adjourned. "For the sake of our children and of the generations' that come after us- we are determined . to do all in our power to get this matter s.ettled. If it is necessary to' carry on our educa tional work tor twenty years longer we are willing to do It but . we want to know where we stand. How far la public opinion with us, and how far is it against us? Tou do not know. : I do not know. There Is only one-fair way to determine it and that is to sub mit . the question to the voters," Mrs. Hepburn was speaking. . : .' v .v "In order to give you some practical proof, if you need any after the crowds that you see here, today, that there is a very real, demand for, a referendum on this question In , Connecticut, we have brought you a petition from ev ery, "town in the state. Everyone of thees names has been signed during the past year. The signers are all over twenty-one. years of age; they all believe . in woman suffrage and they are all asking you to submit the ques tion to the voters. ' "There is a total of 39,912 names on this petition. : Of these, 9,884, af e from Fai-rfleld : county, , 10,149 from Hartofrd county, 10,689 from New Haven coun ty, 2,972 - from Utchfield county " 1,804 this petition. Of these 9,384 are from Middlesex county 1,767 from Wind ham county and ' 898 . from Tolland county." .-, Of this number Bridgeport had contributed 2,884, Newtown 65; Bast on , 80, j Fairfield -196, Stratford 529, Westport 345; and Redding 44, New Haven with its 5,592 names contribut ed the largest number of any one city of the state.; ; Mrs. IL-Toscan Bennett, president of the Hartford - Equal Suffrage lea gue was the second speaker and she was followed by Mrs. Carlos Stoddard- of New Haven and Miss Emily Pierson, the -widely known state, or ganizer. ' One of the most interesting ad dresses of the , afternoon was made by .Mrs. Ai-nold -Qesell, wife of Prof. Gesell of Yale University who talked on, the "Relation of the "Vote to. the Mothers of the State." "Gentlemen, do you not know," she asked,, "that the very -wall 3 pf, our homes have been broken down, that the very children that we are bring ing into the world are being set upon by a thousand outside influences? Why the very eyes of our babies are washed by the law and we-a. re unable , to have a voice in that law. "Mother love, wonderful as it Is, has never yet been strong enough to close the saloons, never yet made the father of an illegitimate child name his own offspring. " "Two hundred thousand V children daily cross the threshold of . our pub lic schools to be Instructed by wo men. These teachers are in intimate relations with our children and stand ready to offer a great service to the country. r "Gentlemen, untie our hands that we may direct intelligently and freely. We ask you, ; for your own sake to put into practical use this love and permit the mothers of the state to see the destinies of their" children worked out with reason and good will." M. Toscan Bennett a Hartford law yer, was the next . speaker. . He quoted the Constitution and Declaration- of Independence and proved that politically,, women are not people to day. He maintained the "Women to day are; suffering a grievance in that they have no choice in the selection of the Judges, who Judge themselves and their children, in that they have no ' rights , to select persons on the Jury, in that they, are taxed without representation, (loud -and long ap plause), in that they have no voice in the choice of representatives and in that, politically," they are--not i v even recognized as people." -Julius Stremlau, president of the Connecticut Federation of Labor, fol lowed Mr. Bennett , "Because there are' 48,000 , women V working n tno mills of the state, ' the. Connecticut Federation of Labor favors the' vote for, women,'; said- Mr; Stremlau. . Miss Rose -Winslow .who : irecently appeared before "the Rules Commit tee at Washington, v spoke rProm the Point "of View of the Factory Wo man," and gave one of the most in teresting rsddresses at .the--; hearing; , : , Miss Winslow told that she had be gun to work in- the textile. mills when only: 11: years . of ; age ' and had spen t from 8 to' 10 years .of her life in fac tories and stores. 'v? '-':". j' H":y "Women in industry are not pro tected and never have been and never will be' until they get the vote," said Miss Winslow. 1 v;r ' ; "Ten por cent, of all the! ' women at work are over- 45 years of age which proves that their's -is a .life . Job and that their place i3 hot 4in the home'. ("Personally, I am very fond of the men; but I know that they are only j human like all the rest tof us. , They can't do-more than one Job at a time' and the woman in industry and the man in industry cannot be-attended to by one person which' can be proved by ; looking at the terrible and heart breaking ' position .of women in in dustry to-day." ' " "Tou find the women at , the sweat ed" trades and what doyoii and in-the eight hour trades? The nice, fine, big strapping men - , , , . .. -. , . ., .. . "As -for conserving the strength of women, we keep her up to a machine 10 or 12 hours a day until she is un fitted to bear, children when she does marry. ; . "The working women of this coun try are not only unprotected but em ployed,, at a wage so low that when they want to buy shoes' they have' to go without meat for weeks. - They are not paid enough to keep body and soul - comfortable in one shirt. This is a very miserable and a very un safe position for women in a repub lic. "... The thought behind many "em ployers In the East whe pay their women five or six dollars a week is that slf Uf r cannot ' make their living honefctlvl tfeev . can get it dishonestly. 4 T'iThisA'js a "very; giave; reasonj.j?why women want the vote when their bod ies can be exploited and put to base uses by men." - Miss Abbie O'Connor of Williman- tic, then told that she had worked 908 Main St., Hartford. 10 Rue St. Cecile, Paris. WHOLESALE AND RETAH, LEADING MILLINERS ADVANCE SPRING HATS ? FOR IMMEDIATE USE 75c Satin Tipperary Turbans 25c $1.00 Satin Tipperary Turbans ......... ........... . 48c $1.00 Satin Sailors . : ... . . .... 48c $1.50 Satin Sailors ; . 75c $2.00 Satin' Sailors!... ... . . . .V. . ; . . . . . ... . 98c $1.50 Untrimmed Straw Hats . . . . . . . . ' ..... . 98c $2.00 Untrimmed Straw Hats .,...,....... . . $1.48 Handsome Trimmed Tailored and Dress Hats from $1.98 to $10 in the. factory since she was a child and that she felt the need of the vote greatly.. - . ,. ,. Miss Pierson then read the names of a great many women of occupa tions varying from doctors and law yers to . Janitresses. v Those who were present,' responded but many had been unable to leave 'their places of employment for the hearing. -; Mrs." Hepburn then read the fol lowing telegram - from Congressman B. J. Hill who -was unable o be pres ent 'at the hearing: "Washington, D. C, Mar. . 2, .1915. "Mrs. Thomas N. Hepburn, ( - Don't waste time answering preju dices and" non-essentials. . They have always been thrown across the path of progress and human rights and always ' Will be. Stand on the . bed rock of everlasting and eternal Jus tice. By the "fourteenth amendment to the constitution , of ; the "United States all persons, men . and women are made .citizens of the nation if born or naturalized here. The na tion '. gives ' citizenship, not . the state, and no state can Justly take from you the,, right vto exercise its . powers and privileges, by prescribing -a qualifica tion, for; performing its highest priv ileges and , duties to , which it is im possible for you ,to attain. . The very fact that this is a government by con sent of the governed compels equal ity of citizenship and equality of vot ing powers -Anything else is tyranny.; Make the ; Qualifications, as rigid as you . choose, .residence, property, In- temgence, anything to which the clt isens of the nation can attain. Qual ifications impossible of attainment mean class distinctions and In 1 the absorption by the nation of all gov ernment and the practical abolition of state functions and control which is now going on, ' this means disaster to the little, section of the, nation that we call New- England; equal suffrage is already a political necessity for us in New England. : If there is but one woman in Connecticut and I trust there is more than one, who wants now to do her full duty as a citizen of the United States she ought to have that right. I would rather trust our intelligent New England women than the Mexican Greasers who' can now vote in many states by simply declaring that they intend to become American citizens., .1 earnestly hope that the- Legislature will submit the amendment. s " (Signed) E. J. Hill." When the hearing was declared open for further comment, several men took the floor in turn and gave additional reasons why the women of Connecticut should be given the right to vote. " KING TAKES USUAL WEEKLY BRIDGEPORT WALLOP AT PAPERS f "- Issues General Challenge to Debate at Annual Alder- manic Dinner . Because he does not like what the newspapers have said about him and the Republican administration, John T. King took occasion to lamb&st all newspapers: at the annual laldermanie dinner last nightini the Stratfield ho tel. Mr. King declared that no news paper or editor was going to i make him take the count until' he was "through", and that no newspaper could dictate, "doctrine"ito him. Mr. King suggested that the editors come out on platform and debate good government with him. ' .A. feature of the evening was the en tertainment given by Colvin, the hyp notist who is -appearing at the "Plaza theatre' and- his. company, Moore the magician and the Mendelssohn trio who have been appearing at Poll's the atre in Main street. The performance of these actors was warmly encored. Besides Mr. King- other speakers at the dinner were: Mayor Wilson, City Clerk Robinson, Joseph Stoehr, Alder man .Walker, George S. Hill, Stephen F. Boucher, Senator Frederic A. Bart lett. Judge ' -Paul L. ' Miller and . Town Clerk Joseph-Schultz.- ! Grace Tucker r of Webb City, Mo., aged 15 was ,' divorced and married again within twenty-four hours. She is now Mrs.Willie Shad wick. ALMANAC FOB TODAY Snra rises tomorrow Sun sets today . High water today . Moon rises tonight . 'Low water today .. . 6:21 a- m. 5:47 p. m. 12:20 a. m. . 9:38 p. ill. 6:28 a. in. Changing Warehouse Space Necessitates ExpenseiYou Will Receive the Benefit of mTTn rtrcm fltTTi tw a tstitt a tTOTi nmTPAT tt- a mTitT chatty By Purchasing? Before Removal. J IBOILJII-ISTIPiJ SEVERAL HUNDRED PIECES OF FURNITURE are now for the FIRST TIIJE exhibited and just removed from original factory crate and marked in pUnfiguriesVToU'' are your own salesman. No urging to buy Justr come in andv look around and you will be interested if you need anything to .refurnish your A Few Reasons to Buy Before the Receiver Closes The Sale Buffets and Sideboards Formerly Marked . China Closets Dining Room Tables , 6 Dining Chairs to Match Mattresses, Solid Felt '"i Parlor Suites, Leather Brass Beds, Guaranteed ' Library Tables Costumers, Brass or Wood Refrigerators, Sanitary Dressers ., Chiffoniers Baby Carriages . White Enamelled Beds ; Mahogany Bed Room Suit complete in 10 pieces, with best Spring and Mattress Full Size Brass Bed, Best Spring and Mattress, ;;. Complete tt 1 1 tt tt it it $ 45.00 35.00 38.00 34.00 18.00 75.00 32.00 12.50 4.50 22.50 '14.00 14.00 27.00 14.00 200.00 29.00 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW 15.00 ll.OO 1G.SO 18.00 COO 3G.SO 17.00 5.00 l.SO 13.50 7.00 7-00 15-75 6.00 114.00 19.00 . IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR. Special Values at Small Cost. Fine cotton and crepe .gowns. With em broidered and fine tucked yoke. Long -sleeves. .Button ; front. Good value at $1.00. Special at 87c Flannelette gowns of very good quality flannel. Made , ex tra full.. With or without collars. In pink and blue striped, and -all white. Extra good value at $1.00. : Special at . ... . Others at. ... . 67c 79c Corset Covers of fine batiste. - Trimmed with embroidery. All. sizes. Value 5Qc. Special at . Corset Covers. Em 3Se i - j x : . .4 i With colored rib- ).Abi Special at, ... . ... : . Boys' colored blouses : of gingham, cham bray andi percale, in blue, and black and white. Sizes 6 to 14 yrs. Special .'at ..J,-. : 25c Clearance of Gloves at 89c . 1 clasp Mocha gloves in gray and tan. A good dur-T able glove, formerly priced at $1.00; Heavy weight 1 cape gloves in shades of tan. -Were $1.00; and 2 V clasp kid gloves, in tan, black and white. Good ( 60 Quality kid. All sizes in these lots. Special at ... J Ov Alarm Clocks SIMz; If you need an alarm clock to awaken yoii . in theS morning, here are good timekeepers that will per- l o form that, duty. Specially priced at i . . .' ". ) Otis THE SMITH-MURRAY G lit 1 1 Pop 1 1 Mipt. CONDIMENT SETS are a revival of the old style castor, in a new form, and are such a use ful way of having these Table Arti cles always at hand or to pass. - $1.65 to $6.00 1 1 G. XL FairchiM Sons, foe. s 1 i. - AT THE SIGSf OF THE CHIMES 937 MAIN STREET, CORNER P. O. ARCADE 9' ' ESTABUSHED 1S6S. , f - . Jewelers & Opticians. Manufacturers, Importers, Retailers TURKS AND ALLIED MARINES LIKELY TO CLASH ALONG THE DARDANELLES r '"':sr' i , - ' f ; f - -- - - .v - -- 7-' v.- y - b ' f "0 - i.TUiewstf vtmrtTtct on march st. engUSh marines on march A Small Deposit Secures the Purchase. A. L. DEI.ANEY, Receiver. mM2 FmfcirQ mi K2J 88 FAIRFIELD AVENUE. Turkish troops are reported to bi hurriedly massing on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles for the purpose., of aiding in preventing the allies from forcing a passage through the strait and . capture Constantinople. Under Essad Pasha, the defender of Janina. a large army is being assembled. Troops engaged in, the. Egyptian cam paign have been hastily withdrawn. If the allied warships land marines along the Dardanelles there is certain to be land conflicts. English marines are sturdy fighters, t - -;.' Lenten fish specials - for Friday: Green shore haddock, harbor blues. Green flat fish, skinned , haks, green steak halibut, fresh steak cod,, smok ed finnan haddies, fresh herring, me dium . smelts, ' salmon, fresh hake, opened , long clams, Long Island steamers, opened - oysters, opened round clams, round clams dn shell, little necks, salt herring, salt macker el. Green salmon, live lobsters, frog legs, roe and ibuck shad. Meat de partment: Smoked shoulders. ;Bridge port Public Market and Branch, State and Banks street, East Main street. Phones.- Adv. i- S'ingers' of the Chicago Opera Co. filed with the . reeciver claims for $300,000. Co-eds" at Northwestern TTnrvwrstty, Chicago, will play baseball this spring. It. is hardly reasonable for the Old Man to expect to have real white flour in his 'bread, at the time when the new style spring skirts have to be bought. - J . .. . THE PRETTIEST FACE and the most beautiful hands are or ten disfigured by an unsightly wart. It can easily be removed in. a few days without pain by using Cyrus Wart RSmover. For sale only at The Cyrui Pharmacy. 41S Fairfield Ave. CLEANEAST, BEST HAND SOAP Guaranteed not -to Injure the skin. Instantly removes s Stove Polish, Rust, Grease, Ink, Paint and Dirt. For ths hand or clothing. Large 'can ' 10 cents- Manufactured by Wm. R. Winn. 344 Strall'ord avenua.