PHE FARMER: FEBRUARY 12, 1917
1105 MAIN ST.
908 MAIN ST.
Wholesale and Retail Leading Milliners,
1105 MAIN ST.
10 Rue St. Cecile,
MOST EXTRAORDINARY CLEAN-UP SALE
OF RELIABLE FUR SCARFS AND MUFFS.
Black Fox Scarfs and Muffs $15.00 to $50.00 Now Half
Prices. . "
Red Pox Scarfs and Muffs $7.00 to $50.00 Now Half Prices.
Natural Raccoon Scarfs and Mufjfc $12.00 to $35.00 Now
Black Narobia Lynx Scarfs and Muffs $8.00 to $20.00 Now
Natural Skunk Scarfs and Muffs $25.00 to $eO.OQ Now
'' Half Prices.
Black Opossum Scarfs and Muffs $15.00 to $25.00 Now
Half Prices. ,
Natural Opossum Scarfs and Muffs $12.00 to $20.00 Now
Black Coney Scarfs and Muffs $5.00 to $10.00 Now Half
, Prices. .
Children's Furs at less than half prices.
Angora .Wool Caps and SCarf s at half prices.
Remember To Order
O LD C O M P ANY 'S COAL
The Hard Lehigh Coal.. It Lasts Longer and Gives
More Heat. ,
OFFICE AND YARD 269 E. WASH. AVE.
. Phone Bar. 7396 7397
TAX RATE OVER
Coal and Mason's
.,' i . ....... .
EAST END CONGRESS ST.BRIDGE 1221 MAIN ST.
; , Phon Barnum'344
Which is Much Short of
A tax rate in excess of 20 milTs
now seems certain. The assessors by
boosting all centrally located business
property and also by boosting the
manufacturers and a number? of busi
ness men have been unable to get the
$40,000,000 increase in valuation for
the grand ; list which the Republican
administration gave orders. The
grand list for 1916 is $168,354,760, an
increase over 1915 of $29,245,254.
This is the biggest boost ever given
the grand list in the history of the
The penalties for failure to file
sworn statements on the list of 1916
total $703,396, an unheard of amount
of money f orthis cause.
The increase in assessments for
automobiles almost doubled, 'going
from $1,743,017 in 1915' to $3,125,226
for 1916. The decrease in value of
horses from $163,012, to $163,619 is
laid to the fact that the number of
hores owned in the city has decreased
in the last year and is still decreasing.
The items of the 1916 grand list are
Dwelling Houses : $
Mills and Manufactories.
Neat Cattle . .
Horseless Vehicles .....
Time Pieces . . . . .
Furniture and Libraries
Average Amount employ
ed in Merchandise 'and
Average Amount invested
in Mechanical and Man
InVestments ,in 1 Vessels
Steamboats, etc y
Money at Interest
Taxable Property not
Specifically Mentioned . .
Farming Utensils,' etc. . .
Penalty for neglect to
swear sworn statement
fit Ea TELs
W.W. Knight Becomes Com
mercial Manager of New
Haven and Bridgeport.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
. . In honor of he 25th . anniversary
of their . iriarriage, .' Mr. 'and Mrs.
Thomas JV MeNamara, of 1719 Noble
avenue, entertained a number of
: their ; friends Saturday.' . v Mr. 'and
Mrs. McNamara , are well known in
East Bridgeport, wlere they have re
sided many years. "The houses was
attractively decorated with palms and
cut flowers and daitcing was enjoyed
'' until midnight when a buffet supper
was served. A number of out of
town friends of Mr, and Mrs. McNa
mara. were among- the guests.
-JThe Parent-Teachers' association of
Reid school will meet at the' school,
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The Sheridan Sewing circle, G. Ai R.
Auxiliary of the local branch of the
Tuesday afternoon,. Feb. 13, at tho
home of Mrs. M. J. Ward, 2,43 Han
over street, to reorganise. '
, Mrs. Thomas' F. Crano of 411 Exe
ter street will entertain the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Joval branch of tbe
National Association of Letter Car
riers Tuesday afternoon. The mem
bers will meet at 2:30 o'clock arid
whist will be played during the af
ternoon. , '
"What the Red Cross Stands for
and What' It Is Trying to Do In This
Critical Time" will be the subject of
a ecture x by the director of the At
lantic division of the Tied Crqsvs so
, ciety,; ,' at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon in the Fairnell Memorial
.Library, 1 Fairfield. All who are in
terested in the Red Cross work are
earnestly requested to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Rowland of
144'. Clinton avenue, announce the
marriage of their daughter, Florence
, A. . Rowland to Frederick J. Long
den," son of Mr. Charles, LongdJn of
309 Housatonlc avenue, . Stratford,
which took place Tuesday,' Feb. 6.
The 17-year-old "daughter, of Medical
Director William R. DuBose of the
Navy admits lobbying in bdhalf of her
father to delay the confirmation of Dr.
Cary T. Grayson,- nominated by the
President for medical director of the
Navy. , - , ' - ;
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r TRY IT AD SEE!
'Lift your corns or calluses off
.' with fingers! Doesn't
hurt a bit!
& noted Cincinnati chemist discov
ered a new ether compound and call
ed it freezone and it now can be had
in tiny bottles as here shown for a
few cents from any drug store.
Yon simply apply a few
drops of. freezone upon a
. tender corn or painful cal
lus and instantly the sore
ness disappears, then short
ly you will find the corn or
callus so loose that you can
just lift 'it off with the
No pain, not a bit of sore
ness, either when applying
freezone or afterwards and
It doesn't even irritate skin.
Hard corns, soft corns or
' coins. between the toes, also
toughened calluses just shrivel up and
lift off so easy. It is wonderful!
' Seems magical. It- works like a
charm. Genuine freezone has a yellow-
label.' Don't accept "any except
wlfh th yellotV label. ."'1V
New York, Feb. lS.A-A . German
submarine entered the neutral Spanish
harbor of Las .Palmos, Canary island,
on Dec. 6 and sank the Greek steamer
Spyros.according to two of the freight
er's seamen who arrived here today on
the steamer Morro Castle. - Recent
maritime records told of the Spyros
beingtowed to "a Spanish port" after
being' torpedoed. . '
The sailors arriving here said the
Spyros put into Las Palmas on her
voyage from Buenos Rires, carrying
crain for Hull, England. The subma
rine entered the harbor, they asserted,
and notified the captain to abandon his
ship within 40 hours, at the end of
which time it would be destroyed, and
the threat was fulfilled. ,
UNFIT FOR SEA' BY
GERMAN TARS HERE
! London, Feb. 12 In air address at
Wilhelmshaven regarding precau
tions taken by Germany in view of
the possibility" of war with th
United States, Dr. Gustav (3tref;emann,
a prominent National Liberal member
in the Reischtag, made the following
statement, according to a Rotterdam
"Our German bluejackets in ' the
United States will have seen to it that
erman steamers in American ports
shall not be useable by tiny one for
some time." , -
, . Dr. Stresemann also expressed the
opinion that the work of the Ger
man submarines was encouraging the
army for the spring campaign.
It is not believed the board of re
lief will be able to increase the as
sessments to anything like the amount
which th administration wanted to
'Some reductions asked are the
"Beach property in Fairfield avenue
west of Main street. In this proper
ty Keenan's stable, Simone's news
room and other establishments are lo
cated in one st($ry buildings. , The
assessment was $231,886, and the
owners ask a. reduction of $44,730.
The Budau estate v which ; owns the
property at the southwest corner of
Main street and Fairfield avenue,
asks1 a reduction of $78,962, from.the
$189,660 valuation placed by the as
sessors. .' 1
Louis Sagal of New Haven, asks a
reduction of $65,000 in the assess
ment of valuation of $178,750, plac
ed by the assessors. Samuel H.
Wheeler thinks the assessment of
$278,811 placed , on the Newfield
building is much too high. Heirs of
Nathaniel Wheeler, owners of the
building occupied by the D. M. Read
Co., ask a $159,851, reduction, from
thes valuation of $828,546. S. Z. Poli
thinks the property in , which his
Main street theatre is located" is as
sessed too high. The assessors have
put the property in at $776,319. Mr.
Poli asks a reduction of $177,000.
Meigs & Co. want a reduction of
$120,804 'on their property at the
northwest dorner of - Main street and
Fairfield avenue, : the assessment is
. Others who ask reductions iri big
sums are: Farist Steel Co.. assess
ed, $256,547, ask' $156,547 reduction;
American & British Mfg. Co., assess
ed $750,329, ask $249,205 reduction;
Bridgeport Projectile Co., assessed
$401,200, ask $73,368 . reduction;
Wheeler lot,' Main and Arch
streets, assessed $195,585, ,S.i H.
Wheeler, owner, asks $53,951 reduc
tion; Archer and William Wheeler,
owners of the Dorsen store property,
assessed for $407,030, j ask $190,595
reduction. ' 1 ,
A number of lesser reductions are
asked. The boaid ot relief was in
session in the city hall all day yester
day compiling figures and arranging a
schedule for inspecting property with
a view to making final reports-on the
appeals. " V N
ASK FOR REFERENDUM
ON WAR DECLARATION
New Haven,. Feb 12 For
New . Haven and vicinity t Fair to
night, and Tuesday; slightly"
warmer" Tuesday. .
Connecticut -FrJr ' and ' contin
ued cold tonight; Tuesday, ;fair
with rising temperature; moder
ate to fresh northwest to north
An area of high, pressure cen
tral over Indiana is producing
.pleasant weather in all districts
east of the Rocky Mountains, ex
cept on the Gulf and South Atlan
tic coasts. The temperatures are
low in the northern districts east
of the Mississippi river. Zero
temperatures extend as far
south as Kentucky. and freezing
temperatures as far south as
central Alabama and Georgia. A
slight disturbance is central this
morning over Montana.
Conditions favor for this vicin
ity fair and continued cold to
night, followed tomorrow by in
creasing cloudiness and slowly
Thomas A. Edison celebrated his
70th birthday, by working in his lab
FUNERAL DESIGNS AND
- JOHN RECK SOJf
Washington, Feb. 12 A special
train today brought a delegation of
the Emergency Peace federation here
from New, York,. Philadelphia and
other eastern cities to solicit mem
bers of Congress on behalf of pre
venting measures to provide a popu
lar referendum before declaring war.
They arranged a demonstration, and
.meetings, for which peace advocates
were the speakers. The chairman of
the organization is Mrs. Henry "Vil
lard of New York, and vice chairman
are Emily Greene Balch, Louis Loch
ner, Ella Flagg Young and Philip S.
FRENCH MAKE RAIDS.
Paris, Feb. 12 The war ' office re
ports that two successful raids were
made last hight, one on the Verdun
front in the neighborhood of Hill 304,
and the other in the Argonne. Patrols
were active in the Champagne and
ArgonneT - .
AUSTRIAN AEROS SHOT DOWN
Rome, Feb. 12.- It is officially an
nounced that two Austrian seaplanes
whicn were scouting off the Albanian
coast were shot down near Saneo. Two
of the occupants of the machines were
made prisoners. One of the airships
was captured and the other sank.
SWEDISH BAPTIST CHURCH,
HAS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
The tenth anniversary of the Bethel
Swedish' Baptist church, Bunnell and
Deacon streets, brought hosts of peo
le to three separate services held ir
he edifice. Rev. A. Manual preach
i appropriate sermons during thr
"ay. ' . . -
William W. Knight has been ap
pointed to the position of district com
mercial manager of the New Haven
and ' Bridgeports districts of the
Southern New England Telephone
Company to succeed Mr. Johnstone D.
Veitch who, last week, was elected by
the directors to become commercial
superintendent. Mr. Knight assumes
his new duties today and with his ap
pointment the district headquarters
are removed to Bridgeport from New
Mr. Knight entered the service of
the Southern New England Telephone
Company on Vlanuary 4th, 1904, as
contract agent in New Haven. On
January 15th, 1906, he was appointed
special agent at headquarters. He was
then transferred to Norwich as ex
change manager on August 1st, 1907,
and three years later appointed as
sistant manager of the Bridgeport ex
change. Upon the retirement of the late
George Betts in 1911, he was ap
pointed exchange manager in this city
which position he has held up to the
present time. Mr. Knight will still
make- his home in Bridgeport and
have his offices in the First-Bridgeport
National Bank building in this city.
Mr. Knight will be succeeded by Mr.
I. R. Harney as manager of the
Bridgeport Exchange. Mr. Harney
first entered the employ of the South
ern New England Telephone Company
as contract agent in Bridgeport; on
February 27th, 1910. On July 4th,
1910, : he was , transferred to New Ha
ven and made district agent of the
southern district. -
Mr. Harney was appointed special
contract agent in the New Haven and
Bridgeport districts! on June 1st, 1913,
which position he has held until his
present appointment as exchange
manager in this city. Mr. Harney's
training has fitted him to handle suc
cessfully the complex business of the
exchange in this city.
Arthur A. Goodyer has been ap
pointed district contract agent to suc
ceed Mr. Harney with headquarters in
this city. Mr. Goodyer has been in
the employ of the company continu
ously since October 10th, 1904, when
he came with them as inspector in the
Putnam district. On October 10th,
1911, he was made district wire chief
of the southern district and ; four
years' later was appointed a salesman
in Bridgeport which he gives up to
assume the duties of his new position.
PRAISE SWISS NOTES.
Zurich, Feb. 12 The Swiss notes
on submarine warfare addressed to
President Wilson and to Germany are
in general well received, by the news
papers which Say that the language
of the communications is clear and
resolute and conforms to the opinion
of the Swiss people both in respect to
the interpretation of rfeutrality and
the energetic protest against he Ger
man submarine blockade. The news
papers says that Switzerland has
placed herself on the solid ground of
law and right. - -
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Supply Your Needs Now
ana save ivionev
or log This Sale of
Priced at Much Less
These Goods Will Cost
Circular drawers with
four rows of fine tucks, em
broidery ruffle. Were 59c,
Fine qualitysoft Cambric
Drawers with embroidery
ruffle. Were 29c, now . .25c
Crepe Drawer Combina
tion, lace trimmed. Were
50c, now . .' J. 39c
made of fine soft cotton, em
broidery trimmed. Spec
ial . ........ i . 43c
'WORKERS AGAINST WAR.
New York, Feb.. 12 Opposition to
the entry of this country into the
European war is expressed in a reso
lution taken to Washington today by
members of the -National Workmen's
committee on Jewish Rights, which is
holding a convention here. The reso
lution says that the delegates to the
convention represent half a million
organized workers in the United
States and that they reaffirm' loyalty
to the country of their choice, but
urge the president to "keep us out of
participation in the world war."
STUDENTS ARE TRAINING.
Chicago, Feb. 12 A modified form
of military training, has been institut
ed at Northwestern university and
the first' classes were held today.
There will toe no drilling or carrying
of arms. The course . includes only
such phases of the training as can be
taught in lectures. Three hours a
week are to be devoted to the study.
Liverpool with 186
Made of fine soft cotton
embroidery trim front and
baok. Special ......... 45c
MadeV of fine quality
Batiste, fine lace and em
broidery trim back and
front. Were $1.00, now 85c
Made of good quality, soft
cotton, lace and ribbon trim.
C. B. Corsets
In a good model with long skirt. Were
$1.25, now $1,00 '
The Smith-Murray Co. Reducer Cor
set for this sale only at - .90c
- Embroidery yoke madeof
soft quality cotton, cut full
sizes. Special .... 45c
Made of fine Nainsook,
square and round yoke em
broidery trim, ribbon run.
Were 59c, now 50c
Made of fine soft quality
Nainsok, yoke trimmed back
and front J fine embroidery
trim. Were 69c, now. . 59c
Empire Gown trimed with
fine embroidery ,ribbon trim
med. Were $1.25, now $1.10
Extra size Gown, made of
fine soft cotton, square yoke,
fine embroidery trimmed.
Were $1.25, now .... .$1.00
Gowns made of good qual
ity cotton, kimono sleeVes,v
ribbon trimmed.. Special 29c
Back and front, embroid
ery trim, all sizes ...... 19c
Corset Covers, all over
embroidery with ribbon
Made with Camoric top
and underlay with embroid
ery ruffle. Were 50c. Now
Skirts of Nainsook and
Cambric,with underlay, deep ,
embroidery ruffle in several
styles to selection from. Spe
cial . . ...... . 50c
Skirts of fine quality cot
ton, with deep embroidery
flounce, in several styles.
Special 79c :
Skirts made of fine'quaUty :
Nainsok with dust ruffle,
trimmed with rows of fine
lace and embroidery. ' Were i
$1.50, now . .... ...... $1.39 !
Skirts of fine Cambric :
with deep ruffle of fine' lace j
and lawn, also dust ruffle.
Many styles, to select from.
Were $2.00, now .... , $1.85 i
Made of Cambric, flat
saam, embroidery trim.
Were 25c, now ........ .15c
Drawer Waists' with; hose
supporters. Special ... 20c
' Knickerbocker drawers of
fine embroidery trim, sizes
6 to 12 ........25c
Infants' Dresses. ,
Made of fine quality cotton, embroid:
ery trim, at .25c
Made of fine lawn, embroidery yoko
and skirt. Were 39c .... .29
- Last Week of Our Fleisher Yarn Demonstration , 1
Come any day this week and Miss' Peacock will give vou all the instruc,
tions Free. , 9 :
The Smith WW array Co.
DR. OSWALDO CRUZ DEAD.
No Longer Scold and Nag
Hundreds of. mothers instead 'of
whipping and wrangling when the kid
dies are away oft, nOw look for the
source of trouble.
Children are naturally cheerful,
smiling, active, and full of life, any
time they are cross, fretful, feverish,
quarrelsome and all out of sorts, do
not find fault, hut look for the ooated
tongue and hot feverish bad breath.
It is just as sure a test as a ther
mometer for heat and cold, that their
stomachs are sour, overloaded and
clogged up with waste, 'their livers
lazy, and their bowels constipated.
No matter what ails yoir child, a
general, sure laxative like "Mrs. Wins
low's Soothing Syrup" is the right
start. This is the simple remedy your
mother and grandmother and family
doctor have depended on for years.
Children laye this mild laxative. It
is pleasant to take, never fails to
wash out and make their insides clean
and in a few hours you have a happy
contented child again; mother and alj
feel free from worry.
Mother, give the little folks s
chance, try this tonight on the whole
"amily from baby up, and you will b
urprised the difference "Mrs. Wins
low's Soothing ' Syrup will make
everybody feeling right and happy.
Sold under guarantee by leadin
For sale in Bridgeport by. Hindle'
rug stores. Adv. i
Pwio Janeiro, Feb. 12 Dr. Oswaldo
Cruz, director of the Oswaldo Cruz
institute of pathology and bacterio
logy, isxdead. Dr. Cruz was formerly
director of the Brazilian sanitary service-and
was widely known as a bac
teriologist. In 1909 he announced
that he had discovered the microbe
FUXERAIj DESIGNS i AND
1 JOHN RECK & SON
MO L L AN' S
Correct boots in vici
kid cloth and kid and
English last, dark tan"
High grade, rough
$1.50 to $3.50
Tan shoes and white
and black ballet sup
pers. ANATOMIK SHOES
FOR FOOT TROUBLE
i or the cwMta ni'Jiaillii
Fnrcet-Me-Not Brooches and
Flower Vases For Your Valentine
There is nothing we could suggest as be
ing more appropriate for your Valentine
offering than Forget-Me-Not Jewelry.
WE ARE SHOWING A PLEASING LINE OF
Forget-Me-Not Brooches at $1.6a to U-oO
Cut Glass Flower Vases at. $2.50 to $15.00
G. W. Fairehild & Sons; Inc.
097 MAIN STREET
VALENTINE'S DAY .
FEBRUARY, 14, 1917.
A Most Complete Line of Valentines and Novelties at tL
POST OFFICE NEWS STORE, 11 ARCADE
ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE FROM MAIN ST.
AN AID TO HEALTH PURE WATER
A healthful drink which is absolutely uncon
taminated by impurities of any kind. State License
BOTTLED DAILY. DELIVERED DAILY.
W. M. LANE, Distributor of
- HIGHLAND SPRING WATER
n. F. D. NO. 2. BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
ADVERTISE IN THE FARMER
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