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Those who have heard of the won
derful qualities of endurance of the
Riker trucks -will have ample oppor-
. tunity to judge these qualities for
themselves at first hand at the fifth
' annnual Bridgeport automobile show
which is to be held herefrom Mondas-
' evening:, Feb. 19, to Saturday evening:,
Feb. 24. '
For the first time in history Riker
trucks will be on exhibition to the
Bdidgeport public. The exhimit is
made by the Bradford Auto Sales
Co. of New Haven, agents for -the
, trucks and E. A. Bradford, president
of the company, will be in Bridgeport
all during the show to demonstrate tho
; trucks and explain their many good
qualities. Riker trucks are nox In
expects that many of them will be
used in Connecticut after the show.
These are the trucks which com
posed the great train of the ; 'cracker
line" which followed Gen. Pershing'
army in "the puntlve expedition into
? Mexico. By their use the soldiers
were kept supplied with all neces
saries as the column moved about and
until : the troops came back over the
, border.' - v '-"',! ' ;
The Bridgeport 1 automobile .show
, this year is without doubt the best
and biggest ; exposition of this char
acter ever presented. Pleasure cars,
motor trucks and accessories, all the
latest developments of the great mo
tor woria 'Industries- will fill the big
armory In Main street and the State
treat r?sjiino . One who Intends to
purchase a motor car should not make
'their selection without : first visiting
the (automobile show. One ticket ad
mits ' to both shows and transporta
tion Iwill ; be furnished '; , patrons . be
tween the buildings. :. ' V'
' Beautiful decorations and lighting
effects' have been planned' and the
work of placing them will begin to
morrow. , Music will be furnished aft
ernoon and evening by Bentley's and
Speidel's orchestsas.
Mra Walter 6. Wilmot of 58 Strat
J -ford avenue, - opened her 'house this
afternoon for the, Lincoln's day tea of
the Bridgeport Protective association.
The second reports In the 10 day cam
( paign for "J10.000 was made. The
- first report made Thursday showed the
subscribers doubling as had been re
quested when' figures from the ' dou
bled budget of the year-were present
ed. This afternoon's reports gave're
turns from " two-thirds , of the cam
nairn..! Final figures will be handed
In neaCt Monday : atf ernoori. ; '..s
. mv. aMou n flu oesAMatlnn a 9
J well as members of the board of dl
( rectors, , were Included' among - the
workers In the campaign army." Wom
I en serving on the teams are making a
1 house to house canvass. ; Many gifts
J have been mailed to the campaign
treasurer, Mrs. Walter S'.; Wilmot
"I was . one who said the home
Mtniri tA kojI infliie-nice on the neieh
sented himself at the home when the
ramnaism began. . 'Tm ' here to pay
mm V v" . . . r
my membership ; fee. v , Tve watched
your work with an eagle eye; for the
Jast two years. I have seen your wei-
come to children ana to women mucn
advanced In ; years., Tour pleasant
home has helped the neighborhood,
' I'm glad to have a little part in the
The commendation of the neighbor
i the flreneral.feeline of those nearby.
the association has made friends wher
ever its work has been observed- Miss
; Katheryn I. Hewitt," superintendent,
has spoken before various organlzar
' tions In thW city and each has given it
1 the heartiest support. Even now many
of these" organizations are making
rpledges which wil help support the
: "work this coming year. une worn.
Steeds the funas wnacn cnagepun, s
asked to subscribe. ' .
t A foreclosure on Wilton property is
'i&sked by Walter Stewart of New Ca
naan in a suit filed , against Edward
it). ' and Gertrude .Freeman ' of Wton
;ln the common . pleas court . toaay,
IStswaii says that last October he ob-
tained Judgment In, the common pleas
court against, the defendants for
ttlT.sT with, costs amounting to
SS5.0C. He obtained a Judgment lien
at that time and wants the' court to
'llow him to foreclose. J
1 Tw the first time In five years auto
mobiles today are crossing the Hudson
Lrrrer from Tarrytown to Nyack, the
fiee helnr tvo feetthlck.
haURNS In this city, Monday, Feb.
' 12; 1917', Mary J., daughter of the
late Patrick and Rose Burns.
-Friends are invited to attend the
- funeral from her late residence, No.
f 101 Parallel street on Wednesday,
Feb. 14th at 8:30 a. m., and from
St. Patrick's church where a sol
emn high mass of requiem will be
offered for the repose of her soul at
9 o'clock. ' -
Burial at St Michael's cemetery.
' : . ,b 12
BLUEUT In this city, Feb. 11,1917,
Bridget, widow of onn Bluett. ,
Friends are invited to attend the
funeral from the "residence of her
i brother-in-law, Thomas' Bluett, 447
Broad street ; on Wednesday, Feb.
v 14 at 9:15 a. m. and from St. Marv's
. church at 10 a. m.'
Interment St. Michael's cemetery.
,t , .,- , . B 12 b i
XCCSUSERT In this city, Feb. 10,
v 1917, Bessie daughter of the late
Nora and Maurice Herbert. '
Friends are Invited to attend the
funeral from the residence of her
., sister, Mrs. Horace Mitchell, No. 162
Black Bock Ave., on Tuesday. Feb.
12, at 8:30 a. m., and from Sacred
Heart church at 9 a. m.
Interment at St. Michael's ceme
tery. -
ITVTATfTL. RnflA nlv In thia rftv IToK
y. 12, 1917, George W. Knight
:'' -r '. , ' ' ap V
T7AKTED Four or five furnished
, rooms, aii improvements. Mr.
1 , Cambell, - 9 9 S Broad St. .
X27COSCB TAX analysis for i corpora
. tlons and individuals. Deprlcatlon
t t advice, Audits. Geo. El. Curtis, Nor-
walk. Conn. Reference, Central
National bank.
A 22 u 1 1 1 1
Simon Wolf Praises Great
Emancipator for Democ-
racy and Ability.
The second day of celebration for
the fiftieth anniversary of Abraham
Loldge, No. 89, Independent Order
B.'nai B'rith, auspiciously begun yes
terday by the initiation of 50 mem
bers into the order and a temple ser
vice at which Simon Wolf, former
Minister to Egypt and . one of the
greatest living Americans of Hebraic
extraction, delivered a memorable ad
dress, will culminate tonight with the
presence of Gov. Marcus Holcomb.
Homer S. Cummings and many other
men- of prominence at a gigantic ban
quet. , -
Plans for this banquet are being
completed this afternoon at The
Stratfleld and will be graced with
pomp and splendor seldom witnessed
in Bridgeport. It will be novel in
that women will sit beside their male
escorts,' departing from the ordinary
rule that the fair sex shall be rele
gated to the galleries while the male
element partake of the viands. '
The celebration began yesterday
afternoon. . At 4:30 a lodge session of
B'nal B'rith was held 'in temoorarilv
j improvised rooms at The Stratfleld.
Xiiu uaii a win. , vvao uocu iui liic sui
pose. Fifty candidates in waiting were
made members with all formality un
der the observant eye of .many grand
.lodge officers. The degree team con4
sisted of Theodore E. Steiber, ; B. G.
Shalet, Revl David Levy, Harry J. Fox
and Irving Elson. ! '
At 8 o'clock the scene was shifted
to Park Avenue Temple, brightly
lighted for the occasion. An aug
mented choir and orchestra offered
Flagler's . "Andante," I "Etetase," by
Gamme, and Widor's- "Serenade.
Gounod's anthem "Lovely Appear,"
sung by- the choir, consisting of ; Mrs.
Elmer 1 Beardsley,. organist and di
rectoress; Mrs. Florence Klein
Bishop, Mrs. Ada Tuck Whittaker
and Miss Helen ; Hannibal, ..sopranos;
Mrs. Robert , Hard and Miss Edith
Stickles, contraltos; Louis D. Ginand
and John Loxsom, tenors; L. Eugene
Hebbard and Joseph Wieler, bassos;
Mrs. Ethel Wade Birnbaum and Earle
Hoskin, violinists, and Bruce Conger,
'cellist. , , ' ) ,
. The "congregation read responsively
with the minister an anthem written
(by Rev. David Levy, which was. fol
lowed by prayer and the anihen ."Gal
lia" by the choir; . V
Jaco,b B. Klein told of the hardships
endured by. the little band-of founders
of the Abraham lodge, twp score and
ten years ago, at 'a time .when toler
ance was not ts broad as it is today,
told in brief what the lodge had done
through zeal and charity in Bridge
port and throughout vthe country, welr
coming the Incoming "guests, and in
troduced, to the assembly Simon Wolf,
of Washington. ' ;
' After the singing of a jubilee hymn
composed by Mr. Levy, and the Read
ing, of ' Abraham Lincoln's speech at
Gettysburg, Simon Wolf in a remark
able speech paid the highest tribute to
Abraham , Lincoln as the great eman
cipator with male towards none and
charity to all, who, he said, had
grasped his hand in 1848 as heartily as
he had greeted Christian .men. , '
He called attention 1 to the signifi
cance of the occasion for the lodge for
whom the golden anniversary was be
ing, held Abraham i Lincoln 89 was
named after the friend of God as well
as the friend of al humanity. i
Of immigration t he said: "It Is the
bed; rock of American institution, ge- 4
nlus and righteousness.',' -.
. Of the organization of the Independ
ent Order B'nai B'rith, he told of the
little band of German ; Jews who
formed the order, and their trials,
concluding: ; "When they conceived
the Idea ; of association the Jews were
not hyphenated, and thank God they
are not hyphenated today." i
' He-, told of s the many good works
performed by the Order which were
extended to, Jew and Christian alike,
the erection of the statue of Ameri
can religious liberty in Philadelphia,
the relief of Jewish, oppression v in
Rumania, Intercession In Russia.
. Tp the women of America he sent
this message: "Teach your children
the love of God and the love of coun
try. Teach them 'while forming
clubs for the reading of Emerson,
Longfellow and , Tennyson - that there
are poets that all the poets of the
world have emulated - Jeremiah,
Isaiah and David.
: Of the termination of the war he
said that peace must come sometime
and that America Is interested in the
freedom of Jews in' Russia for if they
were freed such large numbers would
not have to seek freedom in America
and America could better; look to
wards' the education of those Russians
noW here in great numbers. '
He showed by comparison with oth
er wars that if called upon to fight
for America the Jew would be in the
ranks in great numbers as he . has
been previously, in all wai fought by
America in proportion to his number
in the population of the United
He showed the rapid strides made
by Jews in all public offices in the
United States and expressed the hope
that the day would come when one
would be President of the United
States. -
His speech was delivered in a mas
terly style and af the conclusion he
was heartily congratulated upon his
sentiments by many well known per
sons present. The services closed
with the anthem "The Long , Day
Closes" and the singing of "America'.
by the whole assembly.
Widow of Cleveland
Sued for Unpaid Bill
Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston,
widow of former President Grover
Cleveland, has been named defendant
in a' suit filed -today in the common
pleas court, t The action is brought
by James F. Lawton of Darien, where
Mrs. Preston has a summer 1 home.
This property, which is one of the
finest estates vin the fashionable
Tokoneke district, has been attached.
No bill of particulars was filed with
the suit the papers In which simply
state that Mrs. , Preston owes the
plaintiff $650 for goods purchased.
Lawton asks $700 damages. Papers
are returnable to the March term of
court, r After the death of , her first
husband Mrs. Preston married a pro
fessor in Princeton University.
Entrances In Main Street, Fairfield Avenue, and Cannon Street
About 40
lucky women.
Second floor. ' .
8 Try new Educator ,
! crackers for 25c
- There are hew Educator crackers. Not at all like the
health crackers that were only sort of Educators for a long
time.- " .. :
But delicious: filled with .cream, for example.
Regular price is 35 cents a special box: '
Here are boxes, including in them Kremox and Diges
tive and Kreamfil varieties instead of 35 cents' 25c
No more than two to a customer quantity is limited
and we'd like many folks to share. , 1
Prettiest nev- midclies
to deKgkt girls.
unique sort, on collars as well as on yoke. '
And smocking in new-patterns.
; Big and little girls may
6 to 16. ' '". . ' - ' .
": r a
The funeral ' of Edward Bradley
was held from his late home, 667 No
ble avenue at 2 o'clock this after
noon. ' Rev. Gerald H. Beard, pastor
of the Park Street Congregational
hurch conducted the services. Burial
was. in Mountain Grove cemetery.
Alfred Sykes, of t2 Lee avenue, a
polisher atthe Graphophone Co., died
yesterday at St. Vincent's hospital
following a brief illness of pneumonia,
Mr. Sykes was 45 years old. He was
a member of the Polishers' Union and
of the Bridgeport Musical Union. His
widow and several children ; survive
Bridget, widow of Michael Blewett,
of 447 Broad street, died last night
at the Bridgeport hospital following
a long illness. Mrs. Blewett was born
ih Ireland but had lived in Bridge
port, a great many years.. She is sur
vived by a son,. John Blewett who is
mari ager of the Newark Shoe ' store
in this city.
The funeral of Roland Harcourt
Weaver, the 12 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Weaver of 16 Car
son street, was held from the home of
his parents at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Rev. H. A. Davenport, pastor of the
People's Presbyterian church, con
ducted the services burial was in Park
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine
Dobbs was held from the home of her
son-in-law, Edward Rink, 39 Sterl
ing street at 8:30 this morning and a
half hour later from St. Charles'
church where Rev. James V. Hussion
sang the mass of requiem. The bear
ers: Leo and James Calahan, Thomas
and Patrick Gallagher, Albert Camer
on and Thomas Maloney. Burial was
in. St. Michael's cemetery. ,
The funeral of George W. Pond was
ktrgely, attended at 8:30 this morn
ing from the home of his mother, Mrs.
Catherine Pbnd, 450 Pequonnock SU
at 8:30 this morning and a half hour
later from ' St. Augustine's church
where Rev. Robert J. Bowen sang the
Just under two-score women may
count themselves lucky!
There is a suit here, for them. They
may buy it at a big saving.
A suit that came into the store dur
ing the season now closing.
A suit nicelv made, of excellent
quality, of attractive lines. ,
Broadcloth serge or wool velour.
Black or blue or green.
' Handsomely-plain or beautified by
trimming rich fur, for example.
Recently $25 to $37.50 $19.50
Recently $15 to $20 $12.50
Only one sort of middy
is prettier than the plain
white. '
And that is the white
with collar of handsome
, color, ;with belt that
matches collar, and with
fancy stitching or smock
ing in color.
Plenty of that very sort
: in this collection of new
. ones just ready. ,
Blue collars, green col
lars, Copenhagen collars !
Fancy . stitching of
be equally happy sizes are
, , .
: - -$i to $2.25 '
mass, of requiem. , At the offertory
Miss Mae Flaherty , sang "Domine
Jesu" and after the mass. Miss Kath
leen Ryan sang "Some, Sweet Day."
The bearers: Edward Kelley, Thomas
Fisher, John Woods and -Thomas Mor
gan Burial was ' in St. Michael's
cemetery. .
The funeral of Frank Frederickson,
who formerly lived in Water street, was
held from the undertaking parlors of
August G. Baker at 2:30 Saturday.
Rev. William B. Oakley conducted the
services. Burial was in Laweview
cemetery. ' v .
Miss Bessie Herbert, of 162 Black
Rock avenue, died Saturday at Sf.
Vincent's 'hospital, v Miss Herbert
was born in this city the daughter of
the late Maurice and Nora Herbert.
She s survived by' two sisters, Mrs.
Horace Mitchell and Miss Ellen. Hei
bert and a brother, William Herberft
all of 162 Black Rock avenue. :
A. Elma", widow of John G. Stev
ens; died, yesterday at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Henry G. Lewis,
522 Colonial avenue, Devon. Mrs
Stevens was born in Monroe, 75 years
ago, 'the daughter of Samuel B. and
Abigail McEwen ' Beardsley. She
had lived about this part of the coun
ty all her life. Her daughter; is her
only survivor.
Following long illness, Christopher
McGrath died yesterday morning at
his home, 290 Bunnell street. Mr.
McGrath, who was 59 years old, gave
up his work of track walker on the
New Haven road a year ago because
of illness. He was a communicant
of St.. Mary's church. Surviving him
are his wife, two daughters, Hilda,
wife of Clarence Garry, and Miss Ju
lia McGrath rid one son, Thomas, a
member of the state militia In Texas.
Following an illness of several
weeks, Miss Mary Burns, daughter of
the late Patrick and Rose Burns, died
this morning at her home, 101 Parallel
street. Miss Burns, who was employ
ed for some time at the George C.
Batcheller Co., was a devout member
of St. Patrick's church. Her parents,
who died several years ago, were well
known Catholic residents of this city.
12, 1917
Bridgeport, Conn.,
Monday, Feb. 12.
A merckant s misfortune brings wask goods and fancy
wkite goods to you underprice!
r Uf - p- M "
9 o
At 12ic
Wjhite striped voiles? several widths of
stripe. , , i '
Fine soft English" nainsook. ,'
At 15c: j
Checked dimity, several sizes of check, 27
inches wide . v
Dimity in dainty small plaids, 27 inches
wide J ,
Striped dimities,several patterns of stripe
27-inch striped voile, 5 different styles of
Pajama checks, of delightful weight for
'' pajamas or for men's summer,; under
wear, 38 inches wide .
Soft-finish excellent nainsook," 36 inches
wide. , :
At 19c yd:
Checked nainsook of special weight and
, fineness, yard wide
Mercerised voile of remarkably-fine and
even weave, 40 inches wide
Indian Head cotton, linen finish.
At 25c yd:
Flaxon-finished voiles, beautiful checked
and striped patterns, 32 inches wide
Plain and striped Flaxon, with chill luster
of linen
Seed voiles, dainty of pattern, fine quality
Transparent organdies,crisp and beautiful
Beach cloth, notably good for middies and
wash suits.
At 12ic yd:
Bates gingham, one of the, standard sorts;
good checks stripes and plaids
Percales in pretty patterns both striped
and figured, light or medium color, ef-
,rv fectS. ; "y ,.:
. At 23c yd:.
Devonshire cloth,asturdy handsome cloth
especially good for house dresses and
children's rpmpers; stripes or plain
colors. i." ' ' " . '
She is survived by two sisters. Hose
E., teacher in Shelten school, and
Catherine .Burns. t
The funeral of Henry J. O'Brien
was held" from his late home, 587
Broad street, at i 7:45 . o'clock this
morning, and from the Church of the
Sacred Heart at -8 o'clock, where a
hlsh mass of requiem was celebrated
by Rev Matthew Judge. The bear
ers were immediate friends of the
family. There was a large attend
ance of sorrowing relatives and
friends and the floral offerings were
numerous and appropriate. The body
was taken on the train leavlntt
Bridgeport at 9:38 for Palmer, Mass.,
for interment .
The funeral services for Carl A.
Cassel were largely attended from the
bereaved residence, Nichols avenue,
Stratford, yesterday afternoon at 3:3u
o'clock. Rev. A. J. Oberholm, pastor
of the Swedish i Lutheran church,
Bridgepbrt, was the officiating clergy
man. Miss Catherine Russell of
Stratford sang "Lead Kindlv Light,"
and "One Sweet, Solemn Thought."
The floral tributes were of exauisite
beauty. The pall bearers were" John
P. Larson, Eric Frederickson, Carl
Good fortune
from misfortune !
Out of bad luck there springs good. To Bridgeport women
who are quick !
One of our big New England stores is unable to take goods
that it bought months ago for Spring delivery. Fire has tempor
arily ended its business. V
It had bought wisely, in big quantity, of pretty fabrics.
The wholesaler offered us pick of that collection AT LAST
SUMMER'S PKICES! And cottons, plain and fancy have been
going up up up ever since last summer.
We lost no time. Flowerof tkat gatker
mg is kere now at bargain price!
Lots and lots of fancy white cotton goods.
A number of staunch and true colored wash goods.
Keen eyes will quickly see their real value. Then, how the
scissors will flash ! -x- A
i .
And in colors, tkese:
Rosell, Carl Osterland, William The
lin and John Reynolds. Burial was in
Union cemetery, Stratford.
Samuel Pendleton, for many years
a harne8 maker in this city and well
known among the older residents,
died Saturday morning in New York
city. Mr, Pendleton began his busi
ness as harness maker in Water street
when Bridgeport was a small , town.
For 40 years he successfully carried
on the business. Mr. Pendleton went
to New York several years ago. The
body has been brought to this city.
The funeral was held privately at 2
o'clock this afternoon from the un
dertaking parlors of Hawley & Wil
mot Rev. Stephen Fish Sherman,
Jr., 'rector of St. John's Episcopal
church, conducted the services. Bur
ial was in Mountain Grove ceme
Washington, Feb. 12 Rafael H.
Elizlde presented to Secretary of State
Lansing today his credentials as min
ister from Ecuador. Minister Elizlde,
who formerly was minister of foreign
affairs in Ecuador,: succeeded Gonzalo
S. Cordoba as minister here. A
, Forecast: -Fair tonight and Tues
day; slightly warmer Tuesday. .
At 29c yd:
Satin-striped voiles, beautiful of effect
Maxon-finish voiles in smart stripes
Gabardine of even firm weave and witji
. lustrous mercerised finish
Fancy-woven heavy skirtings,
i .. .......
'Plain Flaxon of splendid weight and
weave ' ,
Mercerised K batiste,, 45 inches wide, de
lightfully fine, l':
' At 39c yd:
Crossbar Flaxon, effective and of 'special
' strength
Satin-striped organdies beautified by em
ibroidered figures on the organdy
ground 'tween stripes
Seed voiles with satin. stripes giving them
-more beauty t ' ,
Pique in various sizes of wale from tiny
to heavy
Oxford skirtings of, fancy weave, durable
and handsome. .
At 50c yd:
Pique of extra fineness, several sizes of
wale . . .;
Fancy rep skirting, good weight, good for
much service. ' '
; V
At 15cyd:
Dress ginghams in satisfying colors and
quality; stripes and plaids offer wide
field for "choosing; 32 inches wrV full
t of merit. .. ' ,' , - :
At 19c yd:
Belgian suiting, a linen finish fabric of ex
cellent weight; pure white,green, pink,
lavender, khaki,several shades of blue;
34 inches wide, a long-service suiting.
Sues to Recover 1
On Judgment For
$14,Q00 Damages
Alleging that he has been unable
to recover on a judgment for $14,
179.78 obtained in the superior court,
Myron W. Robinson of Hanckensack,
N. J., has brought suit against Eliz
abeth N. Blake of Newtown for $15,
000. Robinson says he obtained the
judgment Nov. 10 last but has been
able to collect only $2,614.78. He.
also- claims, to have been awarded costs
amounting to $316.93. The suit is
returnable to the March term of the '
superior court. ' ' '
Miss Blake recently was the owner
of the famous. Ronald Castle,' left her
by "Lord", Ronald, who employed her
as secretary. , . , ' ,
Greece's reply to American's, invita
tion to Join in its ,' attitude toward
Germany points out that she is not In
a position to contemplate concerted
action for the protection of shipping. .
To get the genuine, call for full
Look for signature of E. W. GROVE,
Cures a Cold in One Day. 25c.
Farmer Want Ads. One Osnt a Word

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