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A new lot just received. Some -with fancy
Fur Trimming others fire' plainly tailored. : All
the wanted .
- materials
- White
and Colors
Truly ; remarkable
sti''.. -r
;n 1 riH iixeibsaiiiie aiiu liauiuiu 0-U..14.. . ' j u w is a,
find put. that "it's dollar saving to shop at the
shop," , . x
WHITE SILK WAISTS Sizes 34 to 46
. BLACK SILK WAISTS size's 34 to 38
, PRETTY LAWN WAISTS Sizes 34 to 52 ,
$1.95 to $4.95
Serges, Poplins - and
Sizes, for regular arid
stout figures.
.4 :. , ..... BS, s pncT-PTTCcv att. ot? .ttttit? tsjtxtr ttvttisi'
... -
HJHi. lilt
' 5 1 :
- BaxTsed -Wire is playtng-rts important -pari, in this war. as it has in several former wars, succeeding or sap
( pleroettttng tlie "ehieval d frtw" forrnerly employed to stop charges and hinder advances. It is reported that
the -German forces have closed the Itrtch-Belgian frontier by -means of barbed -wire fences or baxriers carrying
, po-werful electrical currents. The photograph shows 'a German removing "with an insulated hook the body of a
cat which had been killed by contact with the wires. , . 1 ,
Want November 25 Set Aside
( for Honoring Tubers in ;
' ' i United States.
The night has a- thousand days and
& potato less tha a half that, consid
erably, but aever-the-weil-known-lees
the 25th of November' is to be Na
tional Potato Day. 0 that day the
nation will celebrate the presence of
the potato '-boiled, stewed or fried-
in "our midst, where heaven protect
us all tonight! it frequently re
mains. . ,:
A national proclamation . has been
Issued by the Orange Judd farm
weeklies calling upos the faithful to
ce-opecats -with the husbandmen of
1115 Main Street Security Bldg.
colors in' ... this -
offeringr comprising Tub
j t j: 1 cin . v . --
Waists at
Sizes 34 to 52 Bust
Main Street-Security Bldg.
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the nation in p-utang the ' j potato
where it belong- on the table. In an
effort to make this possible scores of
editors combine , to .show "what means
may be taken by the small townships
to drive the interested townspersons
potato mad for the nonce.
F"or instance. do you - personally
know how to run a potato fair ? Well,
here it is in a mighty brief paragraph:
, To run a spanking potato fair one
need simply exhibit plates of the dif
ferent j varieties of potatoes, each cor
rectly labelled; reports of their yield,
small Land big crops with their why
and. wherefore, all the different" im
plements, tools, apparatus employed
in producing and harvesting the crop,
manures, fertilizers, lime, agricultural
chemicals for potatoes, with photos
of their results: right and wrong
methods of spraying, harvesting,
storing, shipping, marketing; names
and addresses of dealers and commis
sion .merchants who handle potatoes,
those who are satisfactory, and espe
cially those who are not reliable or
who have proven to be swindlers.
Aeeording to the circular sent out
yesterday the longest argument ever
made regarding the potato, any one
who fails to give one of these fairs or
something like it on November 25. has
SI -SO to. '
Special at
20 Sample Suits
TTiis is the suit offer of the present season.
While the suits last this price will prevail,,, but
they'll go quickly-so be prompt! It means A
saving of a third, or more. ,
34 to
Silks Orepe de'
". i . j -i j. x 1
spiexiu-iu. 1.111113 lu
Women's Wear
; :
$4.95 to $14.95
A, most complete
showing of cloth mix
tures. ,' v.
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not the interest of the American pota
to at heart. - They could, as a matter
of 'fact, see It cut into chips or shot
to vJuiienne pieces without shedding
a tear, or,' at least, - only one. .
The circular -makes it clear that the
potato is to get a square deal for the
first times in its warty existence on
the day specified, but no mention is
made about what city dwelling per
sons should do to show that they are
in the party. Apparently one may
hang out anything from a flag to a
potato vine on that day without in
sulting the committee. '
This is another movement ' yery
much like the "buy a bale of cotton"
campaign and the purpose of it is to
get the -potato, crop distributed. In
the case of a bale of cotton one found
it necessary to play southern songs
to it and keep it in the sun during
the time that the south was being
helped, but in the case of the potato
there is no end of novel table uses
to which it may. be sentenced. It
seems likely that the "buy a cake of
ice" and the "buy a bunch of paw
paws" movements are but a matter
of time.
Anyway, hail to the potato! Long
may it mash!!
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Hartford, Oct. 22. The order of ser
vice and the names "of those who will
officiate at the consecration of Rev. E.
C. Acheson, of Middletown, as suf
fragen Bishop of the Episcopal1 diocese
of Connecticut, was issued today by
authority of the Rt. Rev. Chauncey B.
Brewster, the Bishop. The service of
consecration in the Book of Prayer
will be followed and the service will
be held in Holy Trinity church, Mid
dletown, at 10 a. m., Nov. 4. , The con
secration will be presided over by
Bishop Brewster while the consecra
tors will be the Bishops of Massachu
setts and New York; the preacher, the
j Bishop of Newark, N. J. (Rt.: Rev. E.
. Lines); tne presenters, me Disuupa
of Rhode Island and Western Massa
chusetts. The attending Presbyters
will be the Rev. Dr. Samuel Hart and
the Rev. Dr. Oliver H. RafTerty.
The announcer of ceremonies will be
the Rev. H. S. Whitehead.
The day will be marked by a confer
ence of clergv at Middletown, prepar-
atory to th opening of the preaching
; mission authorized by the last Gene-al
Conference of Elpiscopal Churches.
I This will be St. Luke's chapel at the
1 Berkeley Divinity school, opening with
a service at 3:30 and meeting at which
j Bishop Brewster .will preside; At 5:30
there will be evensong and at 7:30 the
-conference with 10-minute addresses
: on: "The Immediate Work," by Rev.
tG. M. Thompson;! ''Methods -of the
.Mission," jrcev. jr. k. mil, o. i. c;
"Missions in Town and City," Rev.
Ernest De F. Miel, of Hartford; "Mis
sions in the Rural Communities," . Rev.
Andersons. '."''
The day after his consecration Bish
op Suffragan .Acheson will officiate at
Thompson. - - '?. '
K vrarau.vK QtjnyrY.
The funeral of Katherine Quilty, the
small daughter of Mr. and Mrs: Dan
iel C, Quilty, whose death occurred
following a brief illness with: diph
theria, was held privately from her
parents home, 71. Whitney avenue, at
2 '.clock this afternoon. Interment
was in St. Michael's cemetery.
Patrick Kelley, formerly of Middle
town, died in Mexiden, on Wednesday,
aged 72 years. , Mr. Kelley. is sur
vived by three sons in this city, Wil
liam G Edward F. and. Peter Kelley.
Three other children also survive him,
Michael P. Kelley of Meriden; Mrs.
Margaret Carbos. and Mrs. William
Pease of New Haven. :
' " HATTIE F. BRUTO. i '
Hattie P., widow of Andrew Britto,
who formerly lived in this city, died
on Oct. 18, at Middleneld. O., where
he Was residing with her daughter,
Mrs. Nellie Griffith. - Mrs. Britto, -who
with her family, lived in Cedar .street
here, - was wrell known' in . Bridgeport!
She is Survived by four children Miss
Florence Britto and Theodore Britto
of this city, Mrs.' Edward Genzel of
Stratford and Mrs. Griffith. . The fu
neral was held this afternoon and In
terment was in Windsor cemetery,
Middleneld. ; " . . . " ; ,.. '
Emma J. Burritt, widow ot Charles
H. Piatt, died yesterday afternoon at
the Bridgeport hospital, 'following a
short illness with heart, disease. . For
the past three months Mrs. Piatt had
'been living at ,the home of C. E.
Osborn in Stepney. ' On Tuesday she
was stricken with heart trouble and
removed to the hospital. , She was 66
years of age and was -born in Step
ney, the daughter of Isaih and Mary
Wheeler Burritt. She is survived by
a son, Allen E. Piatt, . who has been
in China for the past three years, and
a .brother, Wesley Burritt.
Am uwe xwaaa aieu liisi . iiigai. -a.t- i
St. Vincent s hospital where he had
"been removed at 10 o'clock in the
morning suffering from a sudden at
tack of heart disease. Mr. Bohah.
who-was 36 years of age,, resided at
54S Gregory street. He was born in
this city the son of Michael Bohan,
and had beea employed in the George
C. Bachellor & Co. for 18 years. He
is survived by his -widow, a daughter,
Margaret Bohan, a son, William Bo
han and one- brother, Thomas Bohan.
The body -was removed to the under
taking parlors of Michael- J. Gannon,
1057 Broad street, whence the funeral
will be held. .. .. -
New1 York, Oct. 22. Opening. Spe
cialties provided fresh sensations at
the opening-of today's dealings, while
railways were again dull and heavy.
Bethlehem Steel rose to 600, an eighth
over ts previous record and twelve
above yesterday's close. General Mo
tors made a new record on its 10 point
advance to 375, this distinction being
shared by Stuedebaker up four to- 195,
.Willys-Overland,- 3 1-2 to 265 '1-2, Max
well Motors 1 to 67 3-4, .- and United
States , Industrial Alcohol 3 1-2 to 124.
Noon Sales in. the forenoon were
On the. large scale of recent reces
sions. Great Northern Dre and
Westinghouse were the active features
of the first hour. Steel taking a sub
ordinate .place. Bethlehem Steel
reacted 12 points. General Motors five
and Studebaker four, hut these re
verses were, offset by a gain of seven
for Baldwin Locomotive at 139 1-2
and greater strength in Westinghouse,
Central Leather and other specialties.
Balls were -. brought forward later,
standard -shares of that group show
ing gains Of 1 to 2 points and con
tributing to a broader tone. - Foreign
exchange was again weak. Bonds
were strong.
harbor happi:mm;s.
. The schooner Pearl Cullens came in
with a load of brick for the Frank
Miller Lumber Co. this morning. The
tug George McCaffrey brought in four
boats and , left with three for . Provi
dence. The Robert Robinson went
east with six loaded boats. :The
schooner Daniel Tom kins left light for
New York this afternoon.
. An order for 500 box cars was. re
ceived by the Pullman Co. from the
Georgia Central Railroad.
Made of velvet in
new shapes.
Value up to $1.50
Sale price
Tha Stor
Tour IConsy
Eor Women and Misses
These Suits are . a sample line
of one of the leading manufac
turers of New York. The styles
are all new and are Fur trinmjed.
Value $25.00. Special Saturday
Alterations Free.
16 button length, in white
and black, these are called
Mendees and they are gen
erally sold for $1.50 HJIirf,
to, $3.00 pai. 0UL
Sale price ...... . J pair
Limit. 1 pair, to customer -
Women's outing flannel
petticoats in pink , and blub
stripe with scalloped flo,unce,
full size. ! -SIT
Value 39c. J.i5DC
Sale price . . . . ... . . . .j racw
Women's night , gowns of
firm quality outing , flannel.,
with collar, in pink stripy
uiiiy.. . ,
Value 50c.
Sale price i
Teuton Women Save
? ; Much Money As Men ;
; - Fight For Country
j Berlin,, Oct. 20. Labor statisticians,
vAho have been watching the situation
closely and critically as the " months
of war have passed, agree with a
fair degree of. unanimity on the geni
eral effect of the conflict on wages,
but disagree to some v extent on the
relation between ' the wages paid .to
day and the cost of living as to
whether or not thes workingman's pay
has increased as fast as prices of
foodstuffs have. .
; They agree that the men' in the
"war materials" trades, and the wo
men for that matter, today are. re
ceiving 50, 70 and even 100 per cent,
more than they ever did. before. In
most cases the advance is ' nearer to
100 per cnti thean 5 0 or 7 0 because
there is no limit to the amount of
work to do, there is unlimited . oppor
tunity for over-time work, wages are
higher than usual and help is scarce.
. .In other skilled trades that supply
ordinary needs- the printing and car
penter trade for instance -the ad
vance, it is agreed, is neithfer so great
nor so even. The printer is making
from S to 5 marks a day more than
he. used to ; the carpenter's gain de
pends on how much work he has the
strength or the inclination to do; the
brewer is getting an even 10 marks
more a week; the leather-worker, like,
the carpenter, can be guaged only by
his capacity. -
The benefits accruing to th un
skilled workers simply .cannot be , es
timated because they are so'1 variable
and so dependent ' upon employers'
generosity, chance circumstances and
the like. The authorities are agreed,
that these workers have been less
benefitted than any others, : but find
it impossible to determine the degree
of benefit. - ..-..'.' - "
Alwin Koersten, Secretary of the
Central Employment Bureau of the
Berlin trades, who might be termed
a walking statistical office, and who
Is constantly ; in close touch with
workers of all- kinds, is positive that
living costs have advanced ! faster
than wages, and that the "war ma
terials" workers are the only ones
who have kept up.
He is convinced that f ood prices
have risen from 80 to 100' per cent,
or. faster than the wages either of
unskilled labor or of those branches
of skilled labor not engaged in mak
ing war materials. Though far from
being a pessimist, his Inclination is to
look at the matter from the standf
point of the many who have had a
minimum of gain out of higher wages.
Max Steffen, head of the huge em
ployment agency for unskilled work
men, even less than Mr. Koersten, be
lieves that prices have outstripped
wages, chiefly because he is in closest
touch with the great mass of men,
and women, on whom the effect of
the war has been more to give them
work than to raise the wages they
had been getting.
He has seen most of the thousands
who drift into his enormous estab
lishment placed where they can earn
a livelihood more readily than ever
before,- but he also has heard from
countless lips the story of the diffi
culty of making both ends meet. His
own experiences with the cost of liv
ing has made him loathe to believe
the war has been an unmixed benefit
for the worker who stays at home.
Quite of a different opinion is Dr.
O. Becker, head of . the Association of
German Employment Bureaus, who
forms his opinion from facts and figures-
gathered from all parts of the
German empire, and who, in conse
that Xafnnda
Witkosi liUm
We Deliver Free to Any
Part of Bridgeport, fall-field
er Sfcrmtf ard.
Corner Main and Golden Hill Streets
Bridgeport, ' Oonn.,
I is
For the Anniversary Sale
Women's silk lisle hose,
fine quality, double heel and
toe, fast black.
Value 25c, VluC
Sale price ;. . . : . . . . .'. . j PAra
Children's fine ribbed hose
in white and black with dou
Willi UUU"
ble heel and toe, all
sizes, Value 15c.
Sale price . . . .'.
Women's f leece lined hose,
medium. weight, double heel
and toe, garter top. 4j -f
Value 15c. '; . IIIC
Sale price . . . , . i . . j pair
Women's satih finish hose
in black' only, with ' high
spliced heel, double sole and
Value 19c. . V'12"2"C
Sale price . . . .j pair
quence, believes that the: general sit
uation of the wOrkingman has vastly
improved and that his wages, by and
large, have gone up faster than the
cost of 'living. ,l! '; ',
In arriving at this decision he takes
into account, the situation of the' un
skilled workers, and in agreeing with
Mr. Steffen that their wage increases
have not been appreciably great, be
lieves that the more and' more favor
able status - of the ' country ' worker,
in conjunction with the rapid decrease
in non-employment, over-balances
higher prices.1 ? 1 '
v The women, far,, more than the men,
havebeen the gainers In the unskilled
trades, and to them, it ; is believed,
is - due the large and unexpected in
crease, in Savings deposits which the
banks have recorded. A portion of
them the .. "minority it is estimated
have, it is true, had to . go to work
alongside husbands and brothers who
are not serving in the army, but a
larger portion are comparatively
prosperous. " ",.'..'"''
This is due, as ' Mr. Koersten - ex
plains, roughly to two things. :. ln the
first place the biggest eater jand most
expensive member ofy.the- family," the
man, is gone and the . expenses of his
upkeep are being met by the govern
ment. In the second place the ; wo
man now has more than once source
of income her share of her husband's
pay and what she herself, earns. This
applies of course only to the work
ing woman. -
Some fifty thousand women in
Berlin are doing me's work.- The
greater part of them at the same time
receive from the state at least .some
thing toward their support. The exact
ratio of the present family income to
that of, say, fourteen months ago,
is unobtainable, but it is , believed in
a large number of cases' to be nearly
as great as before. . v
With the family's chief expense
away, it . nas Deen possioie lor vf1"
women to establish almost -a record in
saving. Thus the July deposits in
Berlin savings banks this year were
12,365,000 marks, as against 8,730,000
marks last year. - The withdrawals
reached 4.105,000 marks, in compari
son with 9,286,000 marks in 1914, an
unusually high figure caused by the
war scare. -.-..
. At the Berlin Municipal - Savings
Bank alone the 107,681 depositors
during the year ending August. 31,
1915, banked 7,518,615 s marks, an
average of about 70 marks, where the
average in 1918 and 1912 was only
5T marks, and in 1911 60 marks. In
1912 the savings books averaged 478
marks, in 1918 the figure rose to 487
and in 1914 to 506 marks. This aver
age dropped in April only to 467 marks
after 10,600,000 'marks, had been
withdrawn by depositors within
twelve days, and 18,000,000 and 30,
000,000 respectively had been put in
to the two war loans.
The Swiss system which results - in
a large citizen soldiery ready fpr 4n
stant duty at a most moderate ex
pense, is often mentioned.
The following information in. regard
to it may be of interest. The facta
are on the authority of an ex-Swiss
officer. ","''
On the third of August last. Switzer
land, the oldest of the republics,
showed the world that within forty
eight hours she could mobilize her
army of 300,000 men and have it dis
tributed on the strategically important
points along the French-German-Austrian
-Italian border.
Only a small fraction of the time
consumed in the training of the best
standing armies of Europe is used in
bringing Switzerland citizen-soldiery
to the same or a greater degree of
In a - variety of
colors. Value $2.
Sale Price
A manufact urerls
sample line of children's
bonnets at less than the
cost of material, made of
plush, velvet and cor
duroy. Beautiful styles
Value up to $2.00. Sale
Limit 1 to customer
Men's Furnishings
For the Annivprsarv Salr. V
' Men's all wool working
shirfcs with soft collar, in
grey, tan and navy. fn
Value $1.00. .. LIIC
Sale price '. .. kacti
Men's night shirts of heavy
quality outing flannel, in
pink and blue stripes, i i?AA
all sizes. Value $1. yOK,
Sate price .... . ... . J;,
Boys' outing flannel night
siiins, arm quality ,i pinK. ana
Diue stripes.
Value 50c.
Sale price
130 c
Men's cashmere hose in
black and-, natural, i double
heel and toe.
Valuei 15c.
Sale price
efficiency; and by all ;who have sought
it the ianswer has been found in the"
schools: of Switzerland.
"At "the ageMf eight every Swiss
school, boy begins his course of physi
cal training. It gradually takes up
more of his time until he completes
his sixteenth year.
The whole Course of physical in
str'ucUonX even during the years of
immaturity, is under the supervision
of the federal war department. There '
is but one primer for the physical
training in the schools and that is is
sued and edited by the war department
The teacher is the primary military ;
instructor of every Swiss boy.
; Hand in hand with the physical
training of the;Swiss boys at school:
goes that of the cadet corps, where j
the lad undergoes all of the exercises
of the school for the soldier to that
of the i school of battalion,, and where,
he(' receives a, thorough' and . sys-,
tematic course in rifle practice and .
firing theory. , Rifle practice for the:?
youngsters , is accorded in absolute '.
military fashion, including range and'
field exercises; : . k
. Preparatory: courses for - boys be-
tween. the-ages -Of sixteen and twenty ,
form "another division of the pre-re- ;
pruiting work. These preparatory
courses, consist of exercises each Sun
day morning all through" Switzerland
under the-leadership of officers.
An infantry soldier enters service
at his twentieth year, serves for sixty
seven days 'in a school for recruits,
and after that serves for thirteen days j
each year until he is twenty-eight. He j
belongs to the first line for four years ;
longer until he is thirty-two, but is ;
not bound to do any yearly service
during that period.
From thirty-two to forty-two he.
belongs to the second ,)ine or Land
wehr In this capacity he serves for ,
one week every second year. For six t
years, until he is forty, he serves in. I
the Landsturm and -is called to the;
colors twice for a period of one week."
In addition every Landwehr anq
Landsturm soldier has to present him- (
self, for .annual inspection when he '
must account for the care of his uni- '
form and arms.
In civil life every' Swiss soldier,
which means every able Swiss citi
zen of military age, is a member of a
rifle club, under the supervision of
which he undergoes a yearly rifle
shooting test, consisting of . thiry-six
shots with a minimum of 75 per cent,
hits and 60 per cent, points for each
exercise. - '
. Government shooting tournaments
are held every three years and the
highest award in these events is the
title of "Master Shot" given to those
who make seventy-five j hits out of
one hundred shots within an 8-rnch
circle, in kneeling position, at a dis
tance 330 yards. In 1910 at Berne,
128 Master Shots qualified.
New Tork, Oct. 21. Poor to prim
steers sold at $5.75 9.25 per 100
lbs.; extra Virginia at $10; oxen at
$3.25$7; bulls at $4$6.35; cows
at $2.503$6." Dressed beeflO 14 c.
for city -dressed native sides; extra
beef. 1I.
Common to choice veals sold at
$7.50$12 per 100 lbs.; culls at $6
$7; grassers at $5 $6; yearlings at
$4$4.50. City dressed veals 14
18c, with choice stock selling up' to
18 c. ; country dressed 12.16c.
Common to fairly good sheep sold
at $8.76$5.50 per 100 lbs.; culls at
$2.50 $3.60; common to prime lambs
at $7.76 $8.75; culls at $6$6.50.
Dressed mutton1 6& 11; " dressed
lambs 1214c; country dressed hot
house lambs . $8 per carcas; medium
and heavy at $8.30$8.40 per 108
lbs.; roughs at $6.50.
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