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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 12,1917
D. A. R. President
Calls on Members to
Assist the Nation
AS IT 1
100 50 20 YEARS AGO
jl APPLES, ORANGES,
FIGS AND PRUNES
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FEB. 13th, '17.
(Taken from the Files
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
THE NEW TARIFF.
u ' The following is a sketch of the
" v New Tariff of Duties on Imports, pro
posed by the Secretary of the Treas
'' v- . ury to Congress, on the 9th inst., as
. ' directed at the last session.
.(From the Mercantile Advertiser.)
First 'Free of duty, all articles
for the lise of the United States, phil
osophical apparatus, etc., books, and
I all. articles for the use of schools, etc.,
' specimens of natural history, wearing
' apparel, and personal baggage In ac
tual use of persons coming inf o the
United States:: regulus of antimony,
back of cork trees unmanufactured;
animals for breeding, unwrought
; burr stones, clay unwroughV'b union,
, copper in any shape for use of mint,
- r ' copper or brass in pigs or bars, old
copper, tin in pigs or bars, old biass,
old pewter, furs undressed, lapis, ca
liminaris, plaster of paris, rags of
any kind or old clothes, wood and
wool, unmanufactured, (except ma
. ' hogany and dye wood) zinc, tutenage
and smelter, and olive- oil i:a casks for
, manufacturers. 'i'
, V ' Second Advalorem duty of seven
and one half per cent. dyeing drugs
' and their, materials n5t subject to
'other duty, gum arable, gun Senegal,
. jewelry, gold and silver, watches and
clocks, or parts of either, and frames
of clocks; laces of thread, nilk and
i cotton :
' Fifteen1 per cent. all articles not
free, and" subject to' any specillc duty.
Twenty per cent. Linens of all
' kinds, cambrics, -lawns, hempen
. ' cloths, sail cloth; Russian vnd GerT
- 1 man linen, silk and thread gloves and
hose; silk, satin and allartioles of
which silk is the material ox chief
t 1 Mr. Waldron from Havana informs,
! that the citadel of Carthagena held
out after the surrendef of ,tho town,
and was, at length taken by7 assault,
and Its -defenders put to the sword.
But .Mr W. did no hear of any
massacre of women and children in
I town." Many .persons, it wts known,
had gone from the place in vessels
. before it was taken possession ol by
' the Royalists. ; 1 ' s
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'. FIFTY YEARS AGO.
STTIili THEY COME.
" The cry is "still they come." Anoth
, er alarm of fire was- sounded forth,
' ' ' ' this morning between 8 and 9
' , o clocks It proved to be in a dw?ll-
i ing house occupied by Mr. nonman,
No. 52 "Warren street. Fortunately
the damage was slight, . being con-
' fined to. a feather bed and its appur
tenances. The origin is supposed to
x be that of a match on the floor ignit
' ' : ed by, the occupant of the room step ping
on it. As all was safe five min
a utes before the fire was discovered.
The engine was stppped en route, its
B . services not being1 required Chief
, Engineer Shelton was on hand with
, Jxls usual alacrity. "f s
- , On Saturday "night, February 3rd.
a "thief visited the premises of Mr J.
; Doesn't Change Status
of Aliens In America
' The record t breaking rush of er-1
eons of German or American pirtn iu
apply for first citizenship papers will
avail them nothing, it was said today
by Naturalizaibn Clerk Flanagan of
the superior court. The mere dec
laration of intention" to take out 'pa
pers does not change their standing in
this country, he said, and In the eyes
of the law they, will still be regarded
as alien residents.
According to the best information
obtainable by. the court officials here
there has been no amendment to the
law passed in 1813 which covered this
situation. The applicants appear to
think that by applying for first papers
they take themselves- out of the alien
class but there is no. law upon which
td; base such a claim. They must re
ceive second papers before they can
On Saturday over 50 appeared in
the naturalization clerk's office and
applied for first papers. Clerk Flan
agan has arranged for hearings on 20!)
cases already and has appointments
made as far ahead as March 5. Most
of today's applicant'swere born in
Germany or Hungary. They seemed
to fear that in event of- war they
would be placed in detention camps.
TELEGRAMS URGE PEACE
Washington, Feb.. 12 Thousands of
; telegrams from different parts of the
i country urging- steps to maintain
peace between the U,nitea States and
Germany' reached the White House.
I Saturday. These evidently were the
I stflt of tn organized movement.
John D. Rockefeller is ' sending eggs
i daily to the soldiers of the New York
j state militia on duty near his Tarry
i town estate. '
Many Doctors Use Musterole
So many sufferers have found relief
(n Musterole that j-ou ought to buy a
small jar and try it.
Just spread it on with the fingers. Rub
'it in. First you feel a gentle glow, then
' a delicious, cooling comfort. Musterole
routs the twinges, loosens up stiffened
joints and muscles.
Musterole is a clean, white ointment,
made with oil of mustard. It penetrates
to the seat of pain and drives it away,
but does not blister the tenderest skin.
It takes the place of the mussy, old
fashioned mustard plaster.
Musterole is recommended for bron
' chitiS, croup, asthma, pleurisy, lumbago,
neuralgia, sprains, bruises, stiff neck,
headache and cold of the chest (it often
prevents pneumonia). - ' , . .
of The Evening Farmer)
Henrietta in Trumbull, and carried off
one of his host sheep. On Wednes
day night, Feb. 7th, his premises veve
again visited by some person who
killed one of his lambs by cutting its
throat. Two or three years ago
since, a barn occupied by Mr. Hen
rietta was set - on fire, and he lost
about ten tons of hay. It is to be
hoped that the person or persons
guilty of these acts will be some day
detected and punished to the full ex
tent of the law.
FIRE ALARM ZONES.
That our citizens may be aware of
the seat of danger when an alarm of
Are is given we publish the following
distributipn of districts, as the alarm
given does not always act up to the
words of the old song, "Steady and
well he tolls the bell." First dis
trict: all south of State street; Sec
ond district: between State and Con
gress; Third district: north of Con
gress; Fourth district: north of rail
road, E. I.; Fifth district: south of
railroad, E. 1?.
TWENTY YEARS AGO.
. DR. CRONAN APPOINTED.
The appointment of Dr. Stephen P.
Cronan as adjutant , of the first bat
talion, was announced' today. He
succeeds Frederick J. Breckbill, who
was appointed regimental adjutant
on Colonel Sheridan's staff and ranks
as first lieutenant. Dr. Cronan is' well
known in this city and has a host of
friends, many of whom will be hap
pily surprised by his promotion. The
appointment is justly deserved and is
earned after seven years of earnest
Dr. Cronan was born in Naugatuck
25 years ago and willx be one of the
youngest staff officers in the militia.
He was a member of ' Company G of
Waterbury, Second Regiment, for five
years. ' His term expired in 1895 and
on removing to this city he was re
'erilisted in Coinpany B, Fourth Regi
ment, and was appointed corporal by
Capt. White in June last year just
previous to camp.
Dr. Cronan received his commissian
from regimental headquarters this
morning. - 'The appointment is made
'by, Major White, former captain of
Co. B, and, as was anticipated, he
appointed a' man from his former
command. He has one other appoint
ment to make, that of sergeant-major
which will be announced ' later.
The regular drill of the polLee pa
trolmen was fyeld in the Armory this
t There will be a meeting of local
Plumbers', association this evening at
the office of L. H. Mills for the pur
pose of arranging for the Plumbers
convention to v be held in this city
shortly. . .
Critics of the bicycle as injurious
to health under certain conditions are
met by this conclusive answer: that
while it may sometimes kill people
who have weak hearts, it does so
much good' in strengthening others
as to far outdo any injury to any
one. " '
Who Wrecked Autos
Released By Court
William Freeman, colored, 22 years,
of Housatonic avenue, a helper on a
coal truck, who attempted, to learn
how to drive an auto, taking his first
lesson yesterday morning by running
down Main street with a truck loaded
with five tons of coal, wa:s given a 10
days 'suspended sentence by Judge
Frederic Bartlett, when arraigned ,in
the city court this morning charged
with operating a machine ' without a
license. . S . . 1
Freeman carried two autos which
lay in his path a block, in Main street,
wrecking them whenhe collided with
an electric light pole, arid broke the
show, windows of the Traveller Shoe
Co., State, and Main streets. After
starting, the machine in the absence
of the operator he could not stop it. ,
Rescue League to
Dogs With Muzzles
In view of the. fact that a number
of poor children and .families have
lost their dogs owing to their inability
to ,buy muzzles for the animals in ac
cordance with a recent order promul
gated to safeguard the public against
a rabies epidemic, the Animal Rescue
league has volunteered to furnish
gratis muzzles for the dogs owned by
George R. Hair, Hunting and Lindley
street, has been" designated by the or
ganization to investigate all applica
tions that, ' persons may make to- him
to obtain muzzles and furnish the
same if he finds they are unable to
purchase a muzzle.
PROBE PAPER SITUATION
, Washington, Feb. 12 It was said
today at the department of justice that
the f edieral grand juryv, in New York
is about to begin investigation whether
there is a criminal conspiracy in re
straint of trade in the news print pa
per situation. Eainbridge Colby and
Mark Hyman will represent the. gov
ernment as special assistants to the
FORD PEACE RURKAU CLOSES
- London, Feb. 12 A Reuter dispatch
from the Hague says that the Ford
peace bureau, established by Henry
Ford, the American manufacturer, will
be closed on March 1 on account of
the breach of diplomatic relations be
tween the United States and Germany.
TO HONOR LINCOLN'S MEMORY.
Washington, Feb. 10 A larse par
ty of prominent persons, many of
them members of congress, will leave
here late today for Cumberland Gap,
Tenn., to attend a unique celebration
of Lincoln's birthday under the aus
pices of Lincoln Memorial Univers
ity. FUNERAL DESIGNS AND
JOHN RECK Ss SO?
Are The Four Fruits Used in
"FRUIT-AtTIVES" is the only
medicine in the world that is made
from the juices of fresh ripe fruits.
Thus, it is manifestly unfair to say, "I
won't take Fruit-a-tives because I have
tried other remedies and they did me
no good". On the other hand, the fact
that "Fruit-a-tives" is entirely differ
ent from any other preparation in the
world) is just why you should giveMt
a, fair trial," irr any trouble of the
Stomach, Liver, Bowels, Kidneys or
Skin. "Fruit-a-tives',' is composed of
the active principle of fruit and the
greatest nerve tonicv ever discovered.
50c a box, 6 for $2.50; trial size, 25c.
At all dealers or sent by Fruit-a-tives
Limited, Ogdensburg, N. T. Adv.
Experience shows that the average"
American is not sufficiently acquaint
ed with our position. We are Slovaks
from Hunga'ry, not "Hungarians,"' not
"Magyars," not "Austrians." We are
Slovaks and our racial brethren are
the Czechs (Bohemians), Russians,
Poles, etc. Our fathers are the orig
inal Inhabitants of Hungary, whose
rights and liberties have been up to
this time ruthlessly trampled upon by
the tyrannical Magyar government
and the Habsburg dynasty.
We, Slovaks, have every reason to
be grateful to the U. S. of America
for the asylum it has furnished us
from foreign oppression and now even
more grateful for the sympathetic ref
erence to oir freedom by our great
President in his address to the Sen
Slovaks will ever be loyal to Amer
ica and especially at . this time can
America depend upon them. . True to
their traditions, they will rally to its.
flag. They are born soldiers, great
numbers have had military training in
the old country and will offer their
services to their adopted country when
We notice anxiety on the part of
some manufacturers employing for
eign labor in their plants.
We say to them: If you employ -J
Slovay labor, that is your best insur-i
anc. And to the Slovak employes we
might say, that they should bear in
mind that there' are other ways of be
ing of service to their adopted country
besides taking up arms in its defense.
; Tens of thousands of you are en
gaged in manufacture of every de
scription. Political fanatics with in
terests inimical to America, will seek
to cripple its industries by plot and
conspiracy;' it is your duty to be
watchful, keep your eyes open and
ears to the ground; should you hear or?
have reason to suspect anything
wrong, immediately, but carefully, in
form your superiors or the govern
ment authorities. Guard the plant as
if it were your own and this applies
to every line of industry and en
deavor. -V , '
Thus you will show your loyalty and
best serve the interests of your fatherAj
Iancr. . s
Do' not forget you are Slovaks not
"Austrians," not "Hungarians," not
"Magyars," and above all, properly
register yourself as (Slovak, when - ap
plying for positions. Many Slovaks
are still interned in Canada as "Mag
yars" or "Austrians," because of im
proper registration. .
Remember also that America's cause
is the cause of freedom, and freedom
is the cause of the Slovaks!
DISPLAY AND AMERICANISM.
- Some discussion has started over
the question of appropriating $2500 p)
ior me coming presidential inaugura
tion, Some of our people think this
is too much of a price for Democratic
America. They would like to go
back to the days when Thomas Jef
ferson tied his horse to the rail fence
and walked unattended up the capitol
steps. To be sure that story is said
today to be mythical. But it has
been told so many times that it ought j
to be true if it isn't.:
Monarchical governments of course
have to overawe the people. They
pay out the taxpayers' money in cost
ly display to keep the taxpayers
quiet. Tinsel is sometimes more ef
fective than good vlaws in subduing
popular unrest. It is a part of the
kinging business. ,
Our people do not need any money
thrown away for impressing them
with the greatness of the presidential
office. They understand that per
fectly anyway. At the same time,
no one in America wants things to
look cheap. . Giving a $75,000 presi
dent a $7,500 inauguration would, be
about like a business man going to
the office in a $10 suit.
Washington is one of the big cap
itals of the world. Representatives
of all foreign powers are there watch
ing to see how Uncle Sam does things.
If he conducts his business in a
niggardly way it must give a wrong
When the head of a public institu
tion like a college, or philanthropy
begins work, the occasion is always
made much of. It is a time for re
view of the past and anticipation of
the future. A certain .'.mount1 of
ceremony and form is appropriate,
according to the importance of the
work being done. The United States
of America is the greatest enterprise
on earth, and inaugurating its chief
executive should be dignified by an
IF YOUs WISH TO BUY
DIAMONDS or JEWELRY
If you just wish to see 'and ask
questions come here; or for any reason
at all come here.
Like to show you our goods even
if we don't sell, because anyone that
sees can not forget.
.if you are contemplating buying
anything in our line.let us, with our, ex
perience and practical knowledge, as
sist you and you will not be sorry for
the counsel. The prices "are moderate
Farmer Want Ads. One Cent a Word.
Mrs. Williams Cum'ming Story,
president general of the Daughters of
the American Revolution, has issued
a call to the 95,000 members of the
society to organize in their 1,500 chap
ters all over the United States for ser
vice to the country, in the makrhg of
hospital supplies, the classifying of
different kinds of services the women
can give, such as motorcar driving,
telegraphy stenography and all other
kinds of work-that may be done by
women. A record of all available
service with name, address and degree
of efficiency is to be sent to the presi
dent general at 233 West One Hun
dred and Sixth street, New York.
Fire destroyed an entire block of
business houses at Welch.' W. Va., at
a loss of $250,000.
Hayes HiSti Cp.
629 Water Street
WILL HAVE ON HAND FOR THE
SEASON FAMOUS CAPE'COD OYS
TERS, GARDNER BAT OYSTERS
AND LYNN HAVEN BAY OYSTERS
TEL. BARNUM 412, 413, $97
NO BRANCH MARKET
Ili: rninini iHfc snr7fr ' II
$l(t SiemlnersMp Fee
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YOUNG MOTHERS ATTENTION
A magnificent new
assortment of the new
19i7 styles of
is here now for your
should see them by all
means. It will do us
on discontinued patterns;
Furniture, Lace Curtains,
.l 1149 Main St.,
With malice toward none; with
charity for all ; with firmness
in the right as God gives us
to see the right, let us strive
on' to finish the work we are
in; to hind up the nation's
wounds; to care for him who
shall have borne the battle
and for his widow and for
his orphan to do all which
may achieve and cherish a
just and lasting peace, among
ourselves and with all na
tions. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1865
Iiyon & Grumman, Retail Division.
FAIRFIELD AVE AND MIDDLE ST.
CANADIAN JURIST DEAD.
Montreal, Feb. 12 Sir Melbourne
McTaggart Tait, who was chief jus
tice of the superior court of Quebec
from. 190 6 to 1912. died suddenly hysre
Saturday in hia ? 5th year. v '.
FUNERAL DESIGNS AND
JOHN RECK & SON.
And then $2 Weekly while
you use it, places any
Glenwood Coal or , Gas
Range costing $50 or less
in your home. $20 meni
bership fee and $3 weekly
on ranges costing more
than $50. Truly an easy
way to obtain one of these
For a Short
some fine WIIITTALL'S
On Close Out
Linoleum, Remnants, etc.
Corner Elm St.i
Porto Rico Oranges 13 for
Navel Oranges 18 for
Indian River Florida Oranges 40 C doz.j
Indian River Grape Fruit
Medium Grape Fiuit,6 for
Swift's Premium Oleomargarine 1 lb. Prints. .27c
4 lbs. . . ... SI .04
Pure Lard . -20c K-
Fresh Churned "Rntter .
Our Best Maracaibo Coffee 22c lb., 5 lbs. for 51-00
Our 49c Mixed Tea . ... -40c lb., 5 lbs. for S1.90
5 lbs. Head Rice . 25c
6 lbs. Broken Rice ................ 25c
7 lbs. Yellow Meal 25 C
7 lbs. White Meal . . . . . . . r. ...... . . .- ,25c
Corn Starch . . . . : ...... . . ... V ..... . 5 C ptg
Popping Corn pkgs. I .. .IOCp 3 for 25c
4 pkgs. Rice for .... . . . ... ...... r 30c
STATE & BANK STS.
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WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER?
You can send your child to our bffice to select
your wants for a funeral. Everything is marked In
plain figures and all get the one price.
I canv furnished you a Burial Case from $5.00 to
.$5,000. I can furnish an thing known in the business.
I am also capable of conducting a funeral be
fore any altar or assist in any parlor.
No matter of what denomination, my equipment
throughout guarantees respectability in every de
tail. Personal direction is always given, and no
matter whether it be day or night we are always
here to attend your wants.
I am adopting this method in order that the peo
ple of Bridgeport may know that .the day has pass
ed for the old-fashioned high priced funerals.
AUTOMOBILE OR HACK FREE FOR
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. V
. . 24e lb I
'. 29 C
3 for : . . . 25 C 3
. "7 Th.. 3 lbs. Oft!
E. MAIN ST.