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THE FAEMBR:-MAY. 8, 1915
JRIDGEPOR1 EVENING FARMER
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t llfefaea by The Farmer Hub ishins Co., 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.
I OI2T, .. -50c month, $8.00 per year WEEKLY. ,$1.0O per year in advance
tween ourselves and Japan, growing out of the California land
laws. ' ' : j ' :!-:::? ;r'' -
In China, the Japanese will find ' room for. that expansion
which they so much need, and which is the cause of Japanese
immigration to the United States.
THE TRIBUTE TO EDISON
' ' FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES
Bryant." Griffitirr & FrrxtricUs. New York. Boston and Chloaeo
SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1915.
TIIE DESTRUCTION OF THE LUSITAN1 A
ITE i5i:UlNa! of the Lusitania with Trfany American pas
sengers on board must inevitably make, a .feeling of hostility to
ward Germany, in this country, that did not exist before. Blood
is thicker than water, ar d many will.be aggrieved that the lives
of so many fellow citizens should have been hosL, - ,
. Nevertheless the international situation is "not in theory
any different or any more aggravated than the situation created
Ly the sinking of the Gulflight , ; 1
The United States will be as much-aggrieved over the tin
1 '--fi:3 killing of one American citizen by a'helligerent, as over
Uie killing of many., The wrong consists not in' the : taking of
ne life or lives, but in the: aggression against the honor of the
r auntry. " ' r . . t '''.
Indeed the lives lost upon the .Gulflight are more a matter
of national concern because the Gulf light ".was an American
ship, carrying only gasoline to' a -destination not a part of. the
ermed forces of the enemy.- ; -
But the- Lusitania Was" a British, ship .flying the' British
flag, loaded with hundreds of thousands .of dollars worth of
en? munition, to be used,-presumably in the war. '
Moreover no special warning was extended before the Gulf
light was sunk, while the attack upon the Lusitania was preced
ed by warning advertisements in every important. New, York
newspaper, and the individual passengers; or many of them, re
ceiyed letters of wafniag,. though it' can -scarcely'' be said that
these added any force 1:o the notification by all, the .belligerent
powers, inat tne waters tnrougn wnicn sne was, to maice part 01
her voyage were-dangerous. '. '
It remains the fact that the sinking of contraband carriers,
without putting the passengers and crew in a place -of safety,, is
an innovation in modern warfare one of many innovations-
arid is a matter "for the diplomatip consideration of this country
a. id i he belligerents. -, . ,
The dignity, honorj pgace an(J safety of the country, in this,'
r , in other situations demanding diplomatic attention, is safe
in the hands of President Wilson and Secretary 'Bryan.; Amer
ican citizens will wait iipon the action kf their government, with
1: termination to 'support it, whatever its decision may be.
It may be added, though the caution seems scarcely neces
sary; that as yet 'the cause of the sinking'of the Lusitania is not
officially known. The .presumption- is strong mat sne went to
the bottom after two torpedoes had been hurled against her
from a submarine. But it will well ' enough to wait for ftiore
facts, and for the omdai statements or. tne belligerent powers
Upon the theory that .the . Lusitania was torpedoed, it will
appear that what has been said about her, being, too fast a boat
to be reached by a submarine, was unsound. ' Indeed to , those
- familiar with methods of submarine warfare; this theory -was
'-without standing, for the way of a; submarine, is -to lie in wait
LntiFlfef prey is in raifee, and then the fatal shot is fired. The
speed of the. victim, may . serve only, to , bring , it,v earlier to the
fatal blow. !
That so many Americans should have been victims will
- bring sorrow to every heart. The sorrow of Bridgeporters will
fro out ,especiany4o those who. have been lost of the city's citi
zenship, though it is to be hoped . later reports will show all are
among the- saved- ' l. '
T WAS AN earned tribute the Civic Forum paid to Thomas
A. Edison, in Carnegie Hall, Thursday evening. Edison
is among those whom the(people delight to honor. He has.cpn
tributed. largely to a, number of things which make life pleas-
anter, or easier, ior everybody. He has improved the tele
graph, fathered the incandescent light, and made the phono
graph" in all its formk a blessing to the world. To him the
moving picture fr.vesi; much, and the picture that , moves and
talks is another wonder that has flowed from his brainf He
has improved storage batteries, devised better methods of mak
ing cement, and better methods of turning the cement into
houses for. people to live in. ' . ,
Mr. Edison's contributions to democratic ideals have been
large. The keynote behind much of his. work is his desire to
place costly things at the disposal of the masses. This feeling
led him to devote much time ,to making houses fr-onr poured
cement. The impulse,he gave to the housing movement has al
ready .brought many advantages. . . - -
His purpose, in- improving moving pictures and in making
them talk. has been to place the finest things. in the drama "be
fore the V-ast. numbers bt the people; for ,a,sum. within the
means of everybody.' ' . , ,
i - in Edison is such a man as arrives but once in a generation.
Everybody is glad because at 70 years he is ' in good health,
working every day, and apparently at the height of his intellec
tual power. ''-- i - '
Yuan Shih Kai,
' Also Army Head
IS INJURED AT
J udge Urges School v '
As Social Center
, - Movement Here
GETTING THE FULL, VALUATION
-r r HE -ESTEEMED iCourant proposes as a check, on property
-J. ' - valuation for taxation that the owner- should be requir
ed to-jaeceiv" in condemnation proceedings the amount set
! downlinihis -tax list.? The procedure wouldn't be popular,
i thcitTnlght.be?ju5t, prorided, of course that property add
' edi io,roTprubtracted from the ,estate, after the list , was made,
I butrbefxreAthe-cndeTQnation, should be considered. i , . , .
- . V guiivt lur.ixaiN's war dert
ys G'TIfE RlisUTJT of a year of war Great Britain's national
;X i f - debt has doubled. During twenty, years of the Napo-flso-nic;
wars Great Bri tain's-debt increased about two and one
Ifcclf times. " ' ' , . "
Yet the ..greatness of the- bnrden is less now, than it was
tlsen.'...-'The'prodTictivfTy ofthe world has wonderfully inoreased
-since NapoIeon 'hurled his battalions against Europe.. .The debt
growing out of' this war, -will be' easier borne ' than the debt
, whieh followed the Napoleonic wars. . . '
Bridgeporter at War School
, Suffers Crushed : Thumb
Handling Big Gun. . v
.-' especial to the Farmer.) . t
" Fort H. G. Wrigbt, Fishers Island,
N. Y., May 8. The i first accident, to
any of the student officers and jnen
here haDDened' Thursday" when Cor-
poral Dart of the 4th company while
atvdrill at ' Battery Clinton caug-ht; his
left thumb in the breech block of. one
of the 12 inch mortars.- ; .The", thumb
was so badly cut.and'torn that Dart
was' sent to " tbe - hospital to have it
dressed. For (he remainder of -.the
prs-ctice Ibart was a spectator. ,
The unusual hour for srising' . here,
lore before the1 accustomed time of the
majority of most of the. men imakea
the days seem much longrer. Thurs
day nig-ht the members of tlie' corps
received ah ofH'cial visit 'from 'Jjieut.r
CoL .Barrette, ,the commandant of the
post here. , " - .. 1
Yesterday drllla , were resumed, by
the 4th and 11th- company" officers and
men at the IVTortar': battery 'at Battery
Clinton and by the ofBcera and men of
the 14th company at .'Battery, Button.'
Testerdav ' afternoon there was prac
tice in disman,tlingf the .breech ' blocks
on guns and mortars And the gas pres.
eure gauges. : Today the instruction
will be in- blending- powder and load
ing and marking shells. , -
In the enlisted men s camp each
squad from each Bridgeport company
has a tent by Itself. Sergt: Hermann
Is in charge) of the 11th company tent,
Sergt. Xjatham of - the 14th company
tent and -Sergt. Dean- of the th com
pany. Except for the slight accident
to Corporal Dart, Thursday, all mem
bers of the Bridgeport companies are
reported in good health. Several minor
cases of illness are reported from en-'
listed men in the other , companies.
Corporal . Payne, Privates Casoria
and Sileo. of the -11th company have
decided not to take the U." s. War De
partment examinations Monday and
they will return to ..Bridgeport Sunday
afternoon ' or Monday , morning. Capt.
LeuiB J. Brague of the "11th company
also plans to return home Sunday af
ternoon or 'Monday morning.- ) - -'
Ca.pt. Brague and Capt. Connor .were
In charge of the fire control section at
armoryj . practice. L.ieut.; Philip
Bronson was-No. 2 man in the-fire 'con
trol section. Lieut. Thompson was No.
4 man in the gun section. i
Lieut. H: H. G-riswold was in charge
of the fire oontrol section at the mor
tar batteries. :
. The school as a social center Jnove
ment was urged 'last night by Judge
Robert S. Carey, when he spoke . on
"Commission Government" before an
audience at the South church." Her
,told of the . 'manner in which it is
worfjng' sucpessfuHy.i in Jersey City
and 4iie community spirit that has
been developed. , i
Judge. Carey , argued for i greater
system in the city government, fewer
men so that they can all b watched
at ones by the public, greater interest
by the public and the right of recall.
cxr.iPLacxrrrKS osr submarine warfare
.-NBOF'THE difTicnlties oi neutrals in submarine warfare
Xte' ' is' the difficulty of knowing '.whose submarine did it.
The presumption will he strong tnat if the ship was bound for a
French, or British port, with goods for-France or .Britain, thai
the sinking was by a German torpedo.- But the reasoning is
not conclusive. " It is difficult also to determine whether si ship
is sunk by.a torpedo or by avmine.. It is probably at this mo
ment not known whether the great battleship, Audacious, ran
into a mine, or Was .torpedoed', . 5 , - ' , "
"Europe serves notice to all neutrals that EurOpeanwaters
are dangerous. ; Dangerous they are',; indeed, and neutrals vill
take heed accordingly. . , . ' ' '
JAPAN AND CHINA
-TT AfArsnisui nuiLiA iiuiN wiin- unma must soon come to- a
J climax. . The result will probably be yielding ngon the
part of the Republic to the demands .of Japan; ; . ; . ,
'i Sooner or later it must occur "that there will be a clash be
tween Japan and China which will not be composed by diplo
macy and concession. There are -400,000,000 in China and only
dU.OUOjOIJJJ- in, Japan. Tne latter are - ahead m European meth
Oi 5a?tid:in-warlike preparation-, but the former are a highly
intellectual people, ' of large - natural powers, - and awakening
pride.- The -intellectual "ferment, which has resulted in the Re
public,. betrays the arrival of a national feeling which must
ultimately determine China to be the master -of its own.'des
tiny. L, .Vt ':x:;i:1 "' -i I.V' :,
. The United States need- not be much concerned with the re
lations between the; two empires. The effect of the situation in
this country, if there is any, will be to lessen the friction be
Simplicity Will Be
Keynote of Program
of Memorial Bay
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Simplicity andi solepnnity will -mark
tne oDservance; or Aiemonal, day im
der municipal auspices, this year. Ar
rangements for . the celebration ' were
made at a meeting iast. evening of the
committees representing the common,
council. E Mas Home; Jr., post, i. Aj B..
the Sons of Veterans, the Spanislj War
Veterans, .the Ceast Artillery - corps,
and the Naval Reserves., ..-
Of the $1,275 appropriated by the
city! the Grand. Army members will
have -discretion in the expenditure- of
$1,100. The ' Spanish , War- Veterans
will have $25,and an appropriation of
$2B is provided for refreshments for
the militiamen who take part in the
WILIiAItn MACK OFF TO THE
COAST TO DIRECT MOVIE
Foresters Will Have - ;
t Brilliant Parade on -
Eve of Grand Court
Final arrangements for ' the grand
court of the Foresters of - America,
here next Wednesday and Thursday,
were made at a meeting last evenirig.
One 6f the most interesting features
will be a', parade,1 following the ban
quet ' at the ' Stratf ield, Wednesday
evening. The banquet will he the first
Important event in the gathering of
notables of the order, from , through
out the state.. "v.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Jr j: 'fe iH
In. the event of: hostilities between
China and Japan Tuan Shih Kai, thd
president of China, would be in actual
command' of the Chinese army! ,In the
accompanying illustration Tuan Shih
Kai is shown in field uniform. . , .
TO JT; E. O. I. CONTENTION
. John E:.tiyddy, James Xj. Christie
Mrs. Jennie Gilbert - and 'Wallace A.
Smith comprise . the list of delegates
from the,, local branch of the N. E. O.
P. to the Supreme lodge convention
which will open in Boston ' on Tues
day. May 11. Considerable important
business will come before the conven
tion vfhich is expected to continue two
days or longer. t-
Miss Julia Rogers Beaeh.of Mllford
gave a most charming reading of - Pes
O'My Heart in the assembly joom of
the. Hotel Stratfield last evening. The
audience was a large and appreciative
one Which i heartily .- , applauded . the
splendid work pf the, talented young
reader. Miss Beach was assisted
by : Miss Helen Root,. 'pianist, whose
ability is recognized in this section. A
number of prominent residents of
Mllford were the patrons and. patron
esses for the recital. i- . ;-,
Mrs. R. M. Olmstead nf Broad
street, - Stratford, who ' has . been a
cashier with the D. M. , Read com
pany for a number of years, will dis
continue her. duties with tha tcon
cern this evening.. A group of Mrs.
olmstead's girl friends held a con-,
fetti and pansy, showe'r on her while
coming to the city this morning with
he result that not only Mrs. Olmste'ad
but 4 all the passengers -'of the trolley
can were much covered with the small
bright colored i bits of paper.- The
general merrymaking continued "until
the center of the. city was reached
and, as the ; happy group left the. car
they informed the other passengers
that the- festivities were, to be con
tinued further. , , ,
Y. W. C. A."
" The 21st annual meeting o the
Young' Women's Christian Association
will, be held Tuesday evening at the
Association rooms, 108 7. Broad street.
The 1 elocution classy will contribute to
the evening's program in an interest
ing way. .The secretaries reports will
be presented briefly, and the regular
business transacted. The speaker
of the evening will be Ij. Jallade of
Nev York city who' will give an il
lustrated talk on "Bridgeport's New
Y, W. Cy A. Building." All members
and friends' are invited to hear him.
Tuesday -afternoon, and evening there
will be an 'opportunity to see the: ex
hibition of. hats and gowns, . also the
children's ; sewing, , embroidery, bird
collection, and , the nurses' contribu
tion of necessities for the sick room
"BRIDGEPORT DAY" FOR
,.iou had. better Jook up
that wheel while our assort
merit is 'crood.'. We have
many Colors and models' to
select trom. - ,
ALL WHEELS GUAR
. . ANTEED , .
- ' - The joy with
v which the June
,v bride may look
- over the profu-
;sion f .of Laces
f' an d Chiffons
will be quite :
same might be'
said of any"
r other woman
with the f emin
' ine fancy for
lace and there
is nothing like
. - One may rev
el in diaphan
ous and lovely
frocks, in ruf
fled and. be-flounced petticoats and in fairy-like blouses,
with all the other cobwebbj adornments the heart of wom
an approves. : , .
A term "that covers a wide assortment, in cream.whito.
blaek and flesh tints. For blouses and lace jackets.
Uarrick-ma-Cross All-overs, ' at $1.00 and $1.25
, - Edges and Bands, 20 to C9 cts
Edges and Bands. '
French and German. Valenciennes Sets.
Point Venise Edges iri cream and white.
Genuine Cluny Laces , of 'great beauty:
rrAU ' 'J, w " ; - . ' '
VVllU JICV tVJS iXlUX XctC CClgt3 - "
' For Neglige -Kobes, for th frivolous Boudoir Jackets
and Caps, for waists and dresses. All color shades:
Princess Chiffons in evening shades.
1 : , Embroidered Flouncings
In Voiles, Crepes', Cotton Marquisettes and Organdies,
matched widths-for skirts.
.Narrow Embroidery for 'collars, white and colored
edges. : , . .. ,'. . - : .
-' ' - ' ' " . ' . 1 Main floor.
The D. ; M. Pvead Company.
The Viking made bv the
Pope Mfg. Co., represents
tne very Desx vame m a
The Barnes we have found
in our 20 years experience to
be the very best value f ou the
Then again for "the boys
that want an ' up-to-date
wheel, with the Stand, Roller
Chairs, 'Mo Bike Bars, Oil
proof Tires, .etc., we will
show you the Adlake.;
CAR FARE FOR CUSTOMERS
PROFIT SHARING WITH EMPLOTEE3 "
MONDAY, I.IAY 10
; BLEACHED .
With Coupon -
zEszt-ssg lar and upwards.
1126 MAIN STREET "t .
This is the best Turl:i:h
Towel you ever saw at tlAz
price. . ,
lloney can be avsd Ly
coming here for Turldzh
and Iluck Towels, Linen
.Crashes, etc. :
Goods sent or car fara
paid on purchases of one dcl-
, Willard Mack, author of "Kick-In
and "So . Much For So Much,'" two
Broadway . successes of this' season,
who spent- last week in 'the Bridge
port hospital suffering' ' from' injuries
received while on ja visit, in this city,
was discharged . from that institution
the early part of this week. ' Mr. Mack
started for Lo Angeles, CaUwhere
he expects to remain four weeks su
perintending? the production of a mov
ing picture for which he ha.s , written
the scenario. ' On his return to New
Yorji, he "will hegin rehearsals for his
new play, Miracle Mary, in which &
is rumored some people not unknown
to Bridgeport are to have important
parts. The play will probably open in
the summer or. early fall in New York.
The British schooner. Nevis arrived
in the, harbor this morning from Noel,
N. S.. with a load, of lumber for the
Frank Miller Lumber Co. . She was
In command of Capt,. C. N. Hines and
carried 168.900 feet of spruce.? '
" Celebration 'of, "Bridgeport day" by
Lafayette consistory, A. & A S. ; B-,
here yesterday at a special gathering
at Scottish' rite hall,' was marked by
the exemplification of the 21st 27th
and 32S degree in full ceremonial
form. A banquet was served at 6:30
in Masonic hall, y
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NEW FLAY AT LYRIC TO
INTRODUCE WELL KNOWN
. FLAYERS IN NEW ROLES.
"The Woman's Law," a new play by
Meravene Thompson, will try out in
Bridgeport next Week at the Lyric
theatre. Miss, Madaleine Traverse,
who recently played the lead in both
the production and picture 6f "Three
Weeks," will star in the play which-is
said to be a four act emotional drama.
- Fred Eric who has played leads with
Maude Adams, Julia Marlowe &nd - a
number of other well known actresses,
will ' play opposite . . Miss . Traverse.
Master " Thomas . Oarna.fr an. at child
actor whose ability is widely recog
nized, will also have, a large part in
the play. George Wagsjaff is the pro
ducer. . The company . has been re
hearsing in New York. ... ; ' ,
FTTNERAL DESIGNS AND
.'-."'( . !..'
Sweet Pea Brush, Bean
Poles, Oniort Sets, Flow-er,-
Garden j and ; Field
Seeds,, Lawn ' Mowers,
Grass Shears,' Sickles,
Hedge Shears, Border
Wire, Plant Sticks,
Wheel Hoes, Seed Drills,
Dairy Supplies at :
The Secret of a Good Figure
often lies in the brassiere. Hundreds of
thousands of women wear the Bien-Jolie
Brassiere for the reason that they ree-ard it
as necessary as a corset. It supports tae bu c
'and back and tribes the tjiire the youthful
-ootliDe which fashion decrees.
re the cWntiest, most sriceabl garments
imaginable. Only the best of materials are
used- for instance, Walohn", a flexible bon
ing; of srreat durability absolntly rutoties '
permitting launderin- without removal.
They sorae in all styics, and your local Dry
Goods dealer will show them to you on re
quest. If he does not carry them, he can
easily et them for you by writinn tons. Send
tor an illustrated booklet showing styles that
axe in high favor.
BENJAMIN & JOHNES !
0 Warren Street .
Kewark, N. J.
have received a very choice arid attractive assort
ment of Trimmed and Special Novelties for the Season's
Wear at popular prices. '; i : ;
, 989 BROAD STREET -
& Rooiino Co.
256 MIDDLE STREET.
CARDS FOR ALL THE NEAR FOLKS. - CARDS FOR FOLKS AFAS.
CARDS TO SEND TO DEAR FOLKS NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE.
Step Inside 11 Arcade to get them. , 'Titm't very far. This Is what to aslc for:
' "A DAVS 'QUAUTT CAED" , , -
OF PI C E NE W S B TOR E
Only a Short Distance from Main 13 treat
130 State Street
,'"' - 3TRESBC FROM THE CHtW
TeL GEO. A. ROBERTSON 523