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BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1916
SECOND
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THE NEW YEAR ROUNDS OUT
250 YEARS OF CHAMPAGNE,
CALLED THE WINE OF KINGS
Pop! Fizz! Clink! , . y
Welcome to 1916! !
'In epite of the fact that the Cham
pagne district of France has for
many months resounded to the sullen
roar of big suns, t-.e spiteful crack ot
death-dealing Mams, thfe blare ot
martial music, and the groans and
srfrieks of the dying,' there will be no
lack on this side ot the Atlantic of
the wine which has lon been consid
ered the appropriate beverage for a
proper celebration of the. New Tear.'
Little 19 16 will be properly christen
ed with, the wine of kings and Amer
icans in the gilded restaurants or
.every big American city. There will
e the sound or revelry by nignt, ana.
more seductive than the ' music of
the spheres.
Pop Fiz! Clinkl ' f
-So far beneath the ground that the
most destructive of shells have not
damaged them nestled the rows on
rows of bottles" in which the nectar of
the Champagne district is imprison
ed. While some of the wine cellers
; have been sacked by the Germans, and
the contents have gone to-make a Teu
ton holiday, the wine growers have
saved the greater part of their pro
duct, and much of it has round its
way to America in time for a Joyous
welcome to 1916. While the consum-i
er will have to pay more than tl for
mer peaceful times, it ia not likely that
that will deter many from the usual
Indulgence. The infant year will be
baptized in a Niagara of wine.
, The New Tear whieh was ushered
in last week will mark the 250th an
niversary of the discovery of the wine
that pops and fizzes. viV
' It was away back in 1666 that Dom
Perignon, a Benedictine Monk, dis-
covered quite byaccldent the secret
of the makingof 'ijoy water."
- The wine growers of the Marne dis
'trict, the center of the true cham
pagne industry, and of , R helms and
Epernajf all -.names now famous ' in
the bloody annals, of the greatest of
wars had planned for the coming
year a great celebration of the quar
., ter-millenium of - the wine ' of kings.
V The whole wqVld was to be Invited to
the Champagne district, there to Quaff
near the vineyards that produced it
the wine which if consumed in ' suf
ficient quantities makes the world go
.round. . -
Dom Perignon must go without nis
memorial jubilee. Along :he banks of
the ' Aube and the Upper1 Marne, and
throughout - the - most celebrated . of
wine-growing districts, the people are
engaged'tn. a life and death, struggle
. which leaves them .no time ,t or cele
brating. But hundreds f thousands
of Americans will consume multitudl
' nous bottles of the nectar, and jnuch
,t of the money received ..from fee sale
of the Champagne district's famous
product will find its way into the
" coffers of the republic, -and be used to
help drive the Teuton invaders from
the soil of France.
Hautvillier'a Abbey, three miles
from Epernay, now and long since a
niin, ia the birthplace of the cham
pagne that fizzes. . . "
In 166' Dom Perignon. pitfus Ben
edictine, was the master of the cellars
' of the .abbey. For centuries the
Champagne district had been. famous
for wines, but. they were still wines,
without a. fizz or a pop in a hogshead.
. The red and pink wines of the Marne
were even then considered the finest
in the world, and every royal cellar of
.Europe was well stocked with them,
j Dom Perignon blessed be his mem
ory was of an investigative turn of
mind. ' He decided to try the effect
of mixing the winestof different dis
tricts and soils, and he invented . wood
en corks for the flasks.
By what process Dom Perignon pro
duced the first "fizzy champagne will
never be known. " His wooden corks
certainly played an important part in
the discovery and the extreme depth
, of the cellars ; of the abbey doubtless
helped to work the miracle.
. In any event, some time in tne
' year 186S. the miracle came to pass.
' The good monk, passing through his
well stocked wine cellars, was sur
prised by a strange sound,
Pop! Fizz! v
' That, as nearly as it can To tran
slated into language, was what Dom
Perignon heard. He looked about
him, -startled. Tea, he was alone.
Then came a repetition of -the! noise,
and, near at hand, the monk saw a
cork -fly ceilingward from a bottle,
from the neck of which came a small
torrent Of foam-
Such a phenomenon had never been
witnessed before. Eagerly, tremb
lingly, Dom Perignon seized th bot
tl, and
Clink! - '
Bottle touched glass which the
monk held in his .hand, and he raised
. ' to his lips the goblet or roaming nec
tar. The odor of the fragrant 'gases
reached Dom Perignpn's nostrils be
fore his libs had touched the glass,
-and he sniffed with delight. -Surely
the perfume of the nectar of the gods
was that which assailed him.
,. - He tasted a wee bit, just' enough
to moisten his lips, and the tip of his
tongue, He thrilled with ecstasy. Xf
the odor was delightful, the taste
was no, not in all the expressive
' French tongue could Dom Perignon
rmd a word to adequately describe
the tsste. 'Msliatl we, with our clum
sy English, Attempt where he failed!
"v. And now, a gulp. Tea, it stands
that test,, too, although none but the
greeedy boor would so conmmo so
. delicate and frasrant a win?.
lut perhaps this nectar, this mir
- acle of wines, is not pleasant to the
eye! " In fear and trembling Dom
Perignon holds the refilled glass to
the candle. - . Miracle upon miracle!
It ' is clear as water, and effervescent
hubbies ascend upward from tlia bot
tom of the glass. . - - ;
Shouting loudly, half mad, Dom
Perignon rushes from the cellar. He
stands blinking in the sunlight, while
-his startled comrades listen to his bab
bling of, a wine such as must have
been made in heaven. . They gate
pityingly upon the exeited .cellar
master, and, tapping-their foreheads,
mutter, in effect, "Nobody home.'
Dom Perignon leads' the way back to
the cellar, the robed monks following.
He draws the cork from another bot
tle, and is rewarded with a loud pop.
The foaming liquid gushes forth, and
the wine glass is passed about. In
turn the monks sip, smell, and then
gather about Dom Perignon1 a bab
bling incoherently. Then one and all
Lgo down upon their knees and thaiik
the good God for this new blessing.
To Dom Perignon the fizzing wins
was, and remained, a miracle. He
never discovered the why and where
fore of its fizzing, but he did learn to
repeat the miracle, ami he handed
down to his successors the rale by
which the wine was rendered effer
vescent. ' The first champagne was
produced by the fermentation of the
natural sugar of the grape, producing
carbonic acid. When the secret was
discovered, more or less cane sugar
was added. The .original cham
pagne was extra brut. ' The brut wine
of to-day has a little sugar, the per
centage bfjngr higher x in sec, and
demi-sec, while the doux, or sweet,
contains a large percentage of sjigar.
DECREASE IX RATES OT
AUTOMOBILE FATALITIES.
Washington, D.v C, Jan. 7 Ia the
deadliness it the automobile increas
ing or decreasing? y
This question seems to be answer
ed in a very conclusive manner by the
Bureau of the Census, in making pub
lic some preliminary mortality sta
tistics for the year 1914, which indi
cate that during the " Ave years from
1909 to 1914 the number of automo
biles in use in the United States in
creased more than twice as rapidly
as the number of fatalities caused by
them. .
Af .the close of 1909, according to
figures compiled by the National Au
tomobile Chamber of Commerce, of
New York City; from state registra
tion reports, due allowance being
made for duplicate registrations, the
number of autompbtles in use In the
United ' States . was approximately
200,0001 ty the close of 1913 it had
risen to 1,270,000; and a 'year later,
at the end of 1914, it was 1,750,-
00.". 1 '
In the meantime the numher of
deaths due to automobile accidents
and injuries increased from 632 in
the death-registration area, "in 1909,
containing 66 per cent, of the popula
tion of the United States, to 2,623 in
the same area, in 1914; and the in
crease from 1913 to 1914, for the reg
istration area as constituted In 1913,
then containing 65 per cent, of the
population of the country, was from
2.488 to 2,795. ; r -
Thus a five-year increase of 775 per
cent. accepting as reliable the figures
compiled by the National Automobile
Chamber of Commerce in number "of
machines has been accompanied by an
increase of 315 per cent, in automobile
fatalities; and a one-year increase ' of
38 per cent, in number of machines
has been accompanied by an Increase
of 1 2 per cent, in fatalities.
Perhaps a more reliable comparl-w.
son. from the statistician s point of
view, can be made between the in
crease in numher of automobiles In
use and the increase in the rate p"er
100.000. population for deaths caused
by them. This is because, with a given
number of matches in use in a given
area, the fatalities due to them will
tend to be proportional to the popu
lation of that area. When the com
parison is made on this basis, it ap
pears that a five-year increase of 7.75
per cent, in number of machines has
been accompanied by an increase of
258 per cent. from 1.2; to 4.3 per
100.000 population in the death rate
resulting from automobile fatalities.
Similarly, a one-year t increase of 38
per cent, in number ' of - automobiles
has taken place along with an in
crease of only 10 per cent. from 3.9
to' 4.3 per 100,000 in the death rate
charged to them. ' '
One cause of this proportional de
crease in the destructiveness of the
automobile is undoubtedly to be found
in a reduction in average annual mile
age per machine; but, after due
weight is given this factor, and a suit
able margin is allowed for possible
error resulting.- from inaccuracy in
the estimated portion of the automo
bile statistics, the ' figures still appear
to furnish ample justification for the
conclusion that the automobile today
Is being driven with , more care and
more regard for public safety than it
was a few years, ago.
DEAL ON FOR .PURCHASE OF
RAILROAD LAKE STEAMERS
Buffa?, N. Y., Jan. ' 7. Weir York
and eastern capitalists are concluding
negotiations for the purchase of rail
road owned steamships operating on
the great lakes, it was stated here
today.. "
It is said that fully $75,000,000
worth of vessels are Involved in the
deal and that it will be consummated
-within a week.
"TIZ" A JOY TO
SORE, TIRED FEET
Use "Tiz" for aching, burn
ing, puf fed-up feet and
corns and callouses.
Good-bye, sore feet, burning feet,
swollen" feet; tender, feet, tired feet.
Good-bye corns, callouses, bunions
and raw spots. No 'more shoe tight
ness, no more limping with pain or
drawing up your- face in agony. "Tlz"
Is magical, acts right off. "Tiz"
draws out all the poisonous exuda
tions which . puff up the feet. Use
"Tiz" a'nd wear smaller shoes. Use
"Tiz" and forget your foot misery.
Ah! how comfortable your feet feet.
Get a 25-cent box of "Tiz" now at
any druggist or department store.
Don't suffer. Have good feet, glad
feet, feet that never swell, never hurt,
never get tired. A year's foot comfort
guaranteed or money refunded. Adv.
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RUSSIA SEEKS TO
CONTROL TERRITORY
NEAR JTS RAILROAD
Chinese Towns of Slav Appear
ance on Line of Siberian
Line
Harbin, Manchuria, Jan. 7 Rus
sia's desire to control that portion of
northern Manchuria through which
the Trans-Siberian Railway runs is
uppermost in the minds of all Rus
sians in this section, and they fire con
stantly expressing the hope that the
European war will result In such a
readjustment in the, affairs of the
Far East that Russia may gain ac
tual possession of the territory
through which its railway passes.
Although Harbin has an immense
Chinese population, it is almost as
Russian in its architecture and in the
manners and customs of its people as
a city in the very heart of -Russia.
The other cities and towns along the
Trans-Siberian line in Manchuria are
aso practically Russian in- every
thing but name. The Russian as
sumption of authority, in fact, in such
that the German, prisoners who may
have escaped from Siberia are fre
quently seized in Chinese territory by
Russian soldiers. The Russians have
ex en taken the escaped German pris
oners away from -Chinese soldiers who
were protecting them in Chinese ter
ritory." This has called forth bitter
complaints from Germans in Man
churia. ' '"
Conditions in Mongolia south of
the Trans-Siberian Railway, are much
the same; as 'in that part " of Man
churia through which the railway ac
tually runs. Russians have practic
ally all the trade in Mongolia, espe
cially the northern part, and it is in
effect a Russian dependency rather
than a Chinese territory.
iThe Kutuktu, the head of the
Buddhists in Mongolia, who Is resi
dent at Urga and who is the most
powerful leader in Central Asia, ne
gotiated an agreement last June by
which China's nominal control of
Outer Mongolia was to be recognized,
but he has recently refused to carry
out terms of the agreement. Al
though Russia, as well as China, was
a party to the agreement. It is charg
ed by some Chinese officials that the
Kutuktu has been influenced in some
way by the Russians ,who desired to
create friction. The Mongolian peo
ple, themselves, have frequently err
deavored to get Russia to rycogniae
them as- an Independent state and de
fend ' them against China and Japan.
Chinese officials are endeavoring to
persuade the Kutuktu to carry out his.
agreement, but 1 it is reported that
Chen-lo, the Chinese diplomat" who is
at ..Urga conducting the negotiations
is held practically aprlSoner by" the
Buddhist leader. . '," t , .
Outer Mongolia Is now also In. a
state of ferment. Bandit companies
are operating all along the border of
China proper, and apparently haye
recently gained much strength. With
an 'internal struggle on hand, " the
Chinese army Is not In a position to
do much In Mongolia. - Japanese arms
and ammunition have reached the
bandits In large quantities. Repre
sentations concerning this, traffic,
have been made to. the Japanese gov
ernment whose , reply has been that
Japan has no control of private ship
ments of arms.-
Manchuria has made very slow pro
gress in an agricultural way and is
far les3 prosperous than portions of
Siberia where the Russians, have col
onized. The Chineee farm with lit
tle idea of developing the ' country
permanently. ' Manchuria, ' however,'
offers far better opportunities to the
Russians than Siberia, as the climate
Is more favorable and markets are
better. .It is a comparatively short
haul from any point of Manchuria to
tidewater..
CHINESE SELECT
AMERICAN TO HEAD
CHINESE SOCIETY
Peking, Jan. 7 -Dr. Paul G.
Reinsch, American Minister to China,
was elected first vice-president of the
Chinese Social and Political Science
Association which was formally or
ganized yesterday at a meeting held
in the foreign office and attended
chiefly by Chinese and American of
ficials and scholars.
The president of the new associa
tion is Liu Cheng-hsiaug, the Chinese
Minister of Foreign Affairs. Tsao Ju
lin, vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs,
is, the secretary to, the new organiza
tion, and Wu Chao-chu,- Councillor
for the Foreign Office and the son, of
DrT Wu, the former Minister for
China to the United States, was made
treasurer. .
Among the members ,of the execu
tive council are Dr. W. F. Willough
by, legal adviser to the Chinese gov
ernment, who was formerly treasurer
of Porto Rico, and Ronald Macleay,
Councillor of the British Legation.
Dr. Reinsch and Wellington Koo, the
present Chinese ,Minister to Wash
ington, first suggested the association
and initiated the plans which result
ed yesterday in the formal organiza
tion. Dr. X. T. Teur and' all the
members of the canity of the Tsing
Hua College, which is supported
chiefly through American bonar in
demnity money which the American
government refunds to China, are ac
tive members. ; Dr. Henry C. Adams
of the University of Michigan, who
is temporarily in China reorganizzing
the system of accounting for Chinese
railways, has also assisted in organiz
ing the association.
Dr. Reinsch was the chief speaker
at yesterday's neeting,. and outlined
the plans of the association, which
he believes will result in much bene
fit to the Chinese government
through a scientific study of ' law,
politics", sociology, economics and ad
ministration In China. The associa
tion will publish a magazine in which
the original work of members win ap
pear. Dr. Reinsch predicted that this
magazine in English will do much
to familiarize the world with China's
internal problems, and . result in a
general inter-change of ideas, ' which
will be beneficial to Chinese political
systems.
ECONOMIC STATU
OF JAPAN BETTERS
AS RESULT OF WAR
Specie Reserve Increases Fol
lowing Jump in Exports
Total
' Tokio, Jan. 7-
-AlthougM the de-
pression caused in Japan by the war
has not been removed as yet, the econ
omic situation here has greatly im
proved according to T. Taketomi, the
minister of finance, who submitted his
budget for 1916 to the Diet yester-,
day. In view of possible decrease irf
revenue " the ' government had inaug
urated a policy of retrenchment since
the beginning of the war. Nobody
knew when the war would end, the
minister said, and when normal fi
nancial conditions were restored Ja
pan would start new enterprises.
Activity in various lines "of indus
try has been restored already, indi
cating that the effects of the war
were beginning to pass. The minister
estimated thew total receipt ' for the
year at 553,504,264 yen or about
$276,752,132. This would be a de
crease of 154,897,291 yen or 77,438,
145 compared with 1915. The expen
diture would show a decrease of 183,
561,346 yen or 91,780,673.
As the result of the increase of ex
ports, chiefly war supplies but with
the movement of silk to the United
States an important item, the Japan
ese specie reservse increased Up to the
end of November to 505,000,000 yea.
Compared with the amount of last
year, 326,000,000 yen, there has been
an .increase of about 179,000,000 yen
The minister said: "Such an example
had never been shown before of the
specie reserve having been increased
without resorting to loans. The 'gov
ernment is planning to increase the
specie reserve all the more and to
decrease our debts abroad. Owing to
this increase of specie reserve there
has beeh a , tendency towards infla
tion of the market and a fall of in
terest, resulting in the rise of - bonds
and other negotiable instruments. All
these things are a result of the war,
mainly. While short term capital is
plentiful and of low Interest long
term capital is lacking. This shows
how careful the financial circles are."
Mr. Taketomi concluded: "It is im
portant not to act carelessly in the
financial matters. We shall plan to
seek development of ; economic con
ditions calmly and in a practical man
ner in order to prepare ourselves for
the time when peace shall have been
restored."
Teacher's Murderer Must Die.
Albany, "Jan. 7.- A 'motion . f or - a
new trial for,. Antonio Ponton, the
Porto Rican sentenced to be electro
cuted at Sing Sing this week for the
murder of Miss Bessie Kromer,
Schenectady school teacher, was de
nied by Supreme Court Justice Van
Kirk at Greenwich yesterday.
II price reductions will be in
; ' ,J0
miss selecting from the great value-offers that awaits
BUY TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT
WOMEN'S & MISSES' SUITS
''Every new model in all the season's
most popular materials. All new col
ors. Formerl ypriced $15 to $42.50.
Sale Prices
$8.45, $13.85, $18.85
WOMEN'S & MISSES' COATS
Corduroys Astrakans. Heavy .mixtures In full
and three-quarter lengths; also sport coats. Former
ly priced $8 to $27.50. Sale prices
Bbys' Overcoats -.
and Suits -
Wonderful values. Form
erly priced $3.50. to $9.50.
Sale prices
$1.95, $3.95, $5.95
Boys' Mackinaws
Formerly priced $6.00
(.00. Sale prices
$3.95 and $5.95
Men's Furnishings at
Sale Prices.
REV. W. A. KEEFE
GREETS KNIGHTS
OF COLUMRUS HERE
State Lecturer Plans Greater
Dissemination of Princi-,-ples
of the Order
Rev. William, A. Keefe of Plain
field, state lecturer of Connecticut
for the Knights of Columbus, in send
ing out his New Year's greeting to
the Connecticut councils of the order,
takes occasion to make his message
something that will be practical in
the way: of helping those organiza
tions to realize the ideals for which
they are striving. Rev. Fr. Keefe,
was formerly assistant at St. Augus
tine's R. C. church. He is an orator
of marked eloquence and has spoken
here for the Knights of ' Columbus,
Sons of Veterans and other organiza
tions. Following is a copy of his letter,
sent to all the councils in the state:
Dear Grand Knight:
While presenting my best wishes to
you and your council for a prosper
ous New r"S"ear, I. take occasion to in
form you that, in accordance with
the plan proposed by the K. of C.
National Lecture Bureau. I shall be
pleased, at any time, to supply speak
ers for the Knights of Columbus lee-,
tures, " banquets, open meetings, etc.
Whenever you feel that I can render
your council a service, write to.
Yours fraternally, N '
REV. W. A. KEEFE.
Within the past few years the or
der Of the Knights of Columbus has
emphasized most forcibly through its
leaders and in its national and state
assemblies, the v&reat importance
which they attach to the formations
of lecture bureaus In every state- in
which the organization is established,
with a view of inspiring the members
with a greater zeal for the extension
of the principles of the order and
the ' dissemination of a broader
knowledge amongst those outside the
ranks, of the high purposes for which
the order, of the Knights of Colum
bus stands. Probably no fraternal
organization has had its objects more
often . mis-stated and Its membership
more maliciously criticised than has
this progressive order . which was
founded in the city of New Haven a
little more than 3 0 years ago and
now . has a membership of more than
300,000 and is established in practic
ally every state and territory of the
United States, in Canada, Mexico and
our insular possessions in the Phil
ippine islands. Hence the conception
of the necessity for the organization
of lecture bureaus in every state as
a means to counteract this widespread
feeling of hostility which it was be
lieved existed, to some extent, be
cause of a lack of knowledge of the
underlying principles whieh the or
der was founded to promote.
Here in Connecticut, uhejr the di
rection of Rev. W. i A.' Keefe, state
lecturer, and with the crf-operation
and assistance of the state officers.
State Deputy William J.Mulligan and
And
T0M
AWn.Golcier. Mill and MlcttlU -Sfoaedbs
NO MONEY
DOWN J
vur customarily "Searching inventory brings to light some of the most astounding
bargains ever offered. Beginning Saturday nrorning the most extraordinary
force on all sorts of high grade wearing apparel or man,
Children's Wear
COATS. Velvets, Cordu
roys, Chinchillas and all wool
mixtures in every new style.
Formerly priced $3.50 to
$10.00. -Sale prices
$1.98, $3.98, $5.98
DRESSES. In all wool and
wash fabrics. Formerly
priced $1.50 to $5.00. Sale
prices
89c, $1.98, $2.98
f
SHOES
At Greatly Reduced Pv
MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S
OVERCOATS and SUITS
- All the popular styles and materials of the season in
the very most uj-to-date tailoring. Formerly priced
$12.50 to $27.50. Sale prices -
$6.95, $11.50, $14.95, $17.95
C&SSAR
Inc.
"ain. Golden Mill s&dl
John M. Lee, master of the fourth
degree, and former National Grand
Knight John J. Phelan, the work has
been pushed systematically and vig
orously, with the result that Connec
ticut has stood in the front rank of
the states of the union that have
rallied to the support of the national
officers in " their efforts to inaugur
ate an educative campaign that would
be far reaching in its influence and
its results.
This announcement by the state
lecturer can be taken as evidence of
his intention to place the lecture
movement in Connecticut on a broad
er plane and to materially increase its
scope during the present year and to
that end he has enlisted the interest
of a number eg pi-iests in the diocese,
as well as several prominent laymen,
who have consented to give their ser
vices to the Connecticut lecture bu
reau in its great work of education.
The programme for 1916 is outlined
by Father Keefe is one that will un
doubtedly receive the support of the
entire membership in Connecticut and
the public at large may be expected
to give endorsement to a movement
so truly peaceful and patriotic in its
object.
AL DAVIS LOSES
POINT IX ACTION
New York, Jan. 7. Al Davis, for
mer Broadway wine agent, who mar
ried Eugenia Kelly, heiress, following
a number of stirring incidents that
held the attention of the bright light
district, yesterday lost the first round
in the- suit for $100,000 that he
brought against his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Helen M. Kelly.
.Davis alleged that Mrs. Kelly had
damagedi his reputation to that extent
by telling stories about him that
found their way into the newspapers.
He wanted $50,000 because, he charg
ed, Mrs. Kelly had declared that a
diamond pin was missing iafter he had
secretly met her daughter at Mackin
ac, Mich.-The other $50,000 was due
him, Davis said because Mrs. Kelly
had told , stories to newspaper men
that were highly derogatory.
The action was brought to the at
tention of Suprerne Court Justice
Hotchkiss when 1 arguments were
heard on two demurrers to the Davis
complaint filed by Mrs. Kelly's at
torney's.' The court agreed with Mrs.
Kelly's " counsel that the complaint
did not contain sufficient evidence to
warrant the suit and sustained the
demurrers.
Davis, as a result ot the decision,
will have to forego his chance of win
ning the $100,000, ( unless he files an
amended complaint. There is. little
chance of this, John H. Mclntyre,
Mrs. Kelly's counsel believes.
Asks Cost of Army Posts.
Washington, Jan. 7. Secretary Gar
rison yesterday was directed by the
Senate to furnish full, information - as
to the original cost, maintenance and
general usefulness of every army post
in the United States. '
Because of ' grain . congestion . at
lake ports, the Canadian railroads
have established emergency rates; to
permit grain shipments to Montreal
and Quebec.
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BEAUTIFUL FURS
For Women and Misses' much un
derpriced.
$55 Russian Pony Skin
Price
$80 Near Seal Coats . . . .
$15 Selected Coney Sets.
$25 Cross Fisher Sets . :. .
$23.50 Red Fox Sets."
Women's 8s Misses' Sample Dresses
in Silks and Serges. Formerly priced
$8.50 to $22.50. . Sale prices, - i
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LEAP YEAR OFFERS
DELUGE DASHING
COUNTRY LAWYER
He's Willing to Give His Heart
And Antiques Away
He Asserts
New York, Jan. 7 Clinton B.
Smith, Jr., dashing young lawyer, of
Flushing, L. I., who is willing to give
his heart and antiq-Qe furniture to
any eligible young woman who can
use either, was deluged yesterday with
letters, telegrams, notes and telephone
calls. All types of beauties, from ink
to pencil and from alto to bass, sought
to know his age, complexion, the. col
or of his eyes, whether they were
crossed and other details which go to
make a bridegroom what he is today.
Mr. Smith, who has - an , of fice at
No. 61 Broadway, Flushing, is the
partner of his father, Judge Clinton
B. Smith. On New Year's Day he
astounded Flushing, which is not so
difficult to ido, by sending the follow
ing notice to his women friends in
the town where his family has been
prominent for 150 years.
"Nineteen sixteen being leap year,
Mr. Clinton B. Smith, Jr., begs to an
nounce that he is still a bachelor. N.
B. His antique furniture goes with
him."
f?he mention of the furniture might
be considered a jest by those unfa
miliar with Mr. Smith's collection,
hut those who; have looked over the
splendid pieces are of the . opinion
that many a collector night marry
Mr. Smith without so" much as notic
ing him, in view of the beauty and
.worth of the examples of various per
iods. But, along with this Important item,
Mr. Smith ia himself quite a suit
able young man, although he has not
paid a farthing for this brief adver
tisement. He plays golf, owns and
operates an automobile, ' dances like,
a wood sprite, can blow smoke
through his nose and has all the ac
complishments which a young ', man
needs in Flushing more than enough,
in fact, when one stops to consider
Flushing.
Anyway, his mail has been tremen
dous since he spoke up on the New
Year's greeting. Soprano call up and
ask him whether he has a temper,
and vertical writing heart winners
take penSin hand to ask whether he
has ever won a case in his long and,
they trust, not altogether idle career.
Other persons, having small sized
runabout souls, ask about the fur-
niture and inquire whather Mr. Smith
can be depended upon to keep quiet
while they arrange it and seat him
where he will show up the . house
heautiful to its best advantage.
Altogether, Mr. Smith has made
himself a very busy young-, man, and '
after a life .in Flushing that is ,in no
sense objectionable.
"Colonel Ti3. M. House, confidential
envoy of President Wilson, arrived in
London and visited the American Am
bassador Page.
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CONVENIENCE
Coats. Sale
. 534.95
. .349.50
.:. -S9.90
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- In Our New
Jewelry Dept.
Men's "Waltham "Watches,
20 year guaranteed gold filled
cases.
$15 value
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SIMTLAR VALUES IN
' Diamond Rings
Wrist Watches, Bracelets,
Charms, Lavalliers, Signet
and. stone ring's, scarf pins,
cuff links, etc.
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