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THE FAEMEIl:' JUNE 29, 1917
T YOUR SERVSCE he few 'II''.. ' -". , ., ., .'..- I k Only a small percentage of the hams ; and bacon produced at our .plants are eligible to the Puritan label . - ' - - ' '- - , j- - HI . Ul I - , n 1 They must be young,, smooth, white, thin skins rfirm; finely grained, tender meat, to , deserve the mark which informs those who would discriminate, ' :' V : 'Vj ' ;',v- : i - ' - i' ' ' ..''''"' '-'"V - . ' - .. ; ' ":s .i' -., " " 1 V rVf ' -. ' V ; ' V v .- V ii-'" :? 'v ' ; : ' - -- '- ' ' : -i . , ' Just ask for Puritan. : ' . . A - i "The Taste Tefls" THE, CUDAHY' PACKING COMPANY "Government Inspection ror Your rrotecuonj If your dealer ; doesn't handle s, Puritan telephone i t C. N. SHDTB, Mr.&0S-510 Water Street, : Bridgeport, Conn. , . ' Phone Bar. S423-5426-5427 Pur tan Ham and Baccn are smoked daily in our Bridgeport Branch House, insuring fresh, -brightly emoked :; s ,. 't . . . . . meats at all times . . T," '.' ' 'jr- SEVENTY THOUSAND MEN ARE . ,. NEEDED FOR REGULAR ARMY . President Wilson has designated June 3 to June 30 as, National Recruiting Week. ', ' Seventy thousand men are needed to bring the Regular Army up to its war strength of 300,000. 1 It is hoped that these s men may all be procured before drafting begins for the new army. , . . ' , . -;, Connecticut must ;raise 1,000 volunteers to reach the state's quota of 2,228.; Men between the ages of ' 18 and 40 years are wanted. , . ", ' : , ' ; Recruiting stations in Bridgeport may be found at the following places : " , ARMY. ' . , ' t , 17 Fairfield Avenue. All branches of army service ex ; cept Marine. Also recruiting for the Canadian Expeditionary forces, open to British subjects only. ; :;V"'V'; i navy. - 62 ' Cannon Street. Accepting mechanics, machinists' mates, coppersmiths, shipfitters, apprentice seamen, men for hospital corps and all mechanical branches of the regular , navy. . . . . w- s--i:' f;'-.;;': ;; .;-.'-r.. U. S. NAVAL RESERVE FORCES. ; -, , Federal Building, Cannon and Broad Streets. Enrol ! ments taken -for various branches1 of the mosquito fleet. ,. ? NATIONAL GUARD. ' City Hall Park.. Accepting infantry recruits ' for the Scond Regiment,' G. N. G. , v v Armory. Coast Arillery. service. Sanitary detachment, C A. C, and First Ambulance Company, G. N. G. . 'Remington Barracks; Boston Avenue. Recruiting for Infantry1 Companies, C. N. G. ; ' aicini:ij county nuws. Gm Bomb Fatal MonScylfg with a gas bomb proved fatal to a young fox which had been on exhibition in a Torringrton shoot ing gallery, when It broke away from -its cage on Wednesday night and at tempted to swallow a toy rubber bal loon filled with gas. , The balloon exploded and. the gas went down the fox's throat, asphyxiating him almost Instantly. ' -' . r , CaBed to Xew Slilford. '. Rer. James Faucon, curate ' of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Mid flletown, has accepted, the call to, the rectorship of All Saints' Memorial' church in New 'Milford. ' " ; DlTOrces Granted. , '' Mrs, Ada Brooks of New 'Milford Iras on PYlday divorced from her hus kand. Rev. Edgar Eugene Brooks, su- Krintandent of charities at Honolulu, ey were married Nov." 28, 1900,? in r'MHdelphlar an separated in July, 1907. Mrs Brooks gets the custody their daughter, Anna May, aged J .Mr. Brooks was stated to be very ccentrlo. Mrs. Brook said hef seem' A diSBaUsfled with her and talked about , leaving ; for some time, and Anally one morning said he was going to California, which he , did. Mr. Brooks pays for; his daughter's edu cation while Mrs.. Brooks pays for her clothes. '(-'; . ; ' '- Mrs. Cora ' Patterson ; of Pleasant Valley was divorced from George Pat terson.': They were married at Bark hamsted Oct 29,. 1907, ' '- : . Burton J. Atorood Of WJnsted, was divorced from Elizabeth. Atwood of Oakville. They were, married April z-, i8e, ana separated seven years. ago. , K. Forest Bates of Bridgeport was divorced from Frances Bates on the ground of adultery. They were mar ried March 10, 190.8. Mrs. Harriet R. Hunt of Pine Meadow was divorced from Arthur Hunt, who Is & patient at the state hospital tot the Insane at Middletown, having been committed from New Hartford, Jan. .8, 1918. They were married June 25, 1906, in Winsted. Henry S. Marsh, of Colebrook was divorced from Dora E. Marsh. ; They Were married pet. 20, 1885, 'and lived in Woodbury. fijOwek and vegetable . SEEDS , JOHN RECK A BOTH Publicity Locates , Sister of Man Now Stranded In Denmark As a result of the. newspaper pub-1 licity given the'! plight of R, ,R.i Scharff; who Is in Copenhagen, 'Den mark,' unable to establish his Ameri can, citizenship, Scharff's , sister has been located in this city. She visited Naturalization 'Clerk Flanagan yesterday- and declared her., brother Was born in St Paul, Minn.' He applied for a passport In this city last May. Scharff's sister will forward proof of her brother's citizenship to Copen hagen so he will be allowed to come home. : CONTORTIONIST FAKIR. Paris, June 29 A contortionist out of an engagement has lived for sev eral' months by imposing upon charit able people as a legless civilian, victim of the German lnvasibn of Belgium. r He pretended to b& a Belgian mili-- tary chaplain, captured by the Ger- . mans at Liege and taken to Germany, where he awoke one morning to 'find that , both legs had been amputated though he had not been wounded. He lived on the sympathies that his story inspired, until at Dijon recently it was discovered that his tw6 legs were intact. ' SWEDEN SEES PEACE Stockholm, "Sweden, June 29. The. customs authorities of Sweden al ready are anticipating the coming of peace. They have sent a circular or der to all customs stations, pointing out the probability that, with the end of the war, freight traffic will in all probability . assume -, overwhelming proportions. , ' FAIRFIELD COUNTY "VEWS. . Danbury Gives $39,131. ' -, Thef Danlbury District's -Red Cross fund, amounts td $39,131. The district's apportionment was $25,000. , RMsefleld'a contribution totals' over $18,000 arid Georgetown's $1,000. '. " V.,-. ' .' Premium of $25. ; , ' Bids for the issue of $T5,000 of school 'bonds, to provide the Unda for the erection of Dariea' new school-housest were opened Tuesday,: and the entire Issue was allotted to Harris,; Forbes & Co., New York bankers, who offered a premium of $30 on the entire lot. - . Town Canning Plant. That Greenwich will have a munici paJ cannery was announced Tuesday. It Is expected that the work of estab lishing the.&ant. In which vegetables and' fruits will be raoked for use next winter, will toe gotten under way very eon.-'-It is expected that the ' factory wtll be equipped, and. in bperatipn by the middle of July. ' All ripe crops will be canned and disposed of at cost. The plant will be financed by donations frm puiblic-eipdrited citizens who desk to conserve the food supply 1 of GreenJ wich. liLMORE SENDS OPEN LETTER TO IRVING USHER Tale Professor's Prohibi tion Statements Question ed by Liquor Asso. Head The following open letter has been 3nt to Professor Irving Fislier of ale University: , r "J have been looking over the ut srances attributed to you. by the press nd I have wondered' at your state nents, in view of the fact that you old so high a position in one of our reat .universities. ,. , ' : "In any discussion you must speak s an economfst, as a philosopher, as : thinker. "Men of your profession nust hew to the line, regardless of yhere the chips' may fall. You must lelve for -facts, and you must be sure )f your statements, as inaccuracy of tatement can have no proper, place n' your contentions. . ( , "In your rejoinder to my recent re ily to. your article, entitled "Prohibi Aoii Must Come Unless .War Ends' 3oon," :you say:. "The opposition to war-time, prohibition comes "almost solely from those who are financially interested in the liquor traffic." Then you call attention to the fact that I am the ' editor' of .a-' wine and spirit paper. ' ': : y. , , . "Isn't it perfectly natural that the principal protest against wait-time pro hibition should come from distillers agd brewers, and isn't it reasonable that I should pppose a measure, that would destroy me financially? The public will hardly take active interest against prohibition until prohibition Inaugurates . its inquisitorial methods and begins to be felt by the individu al, s -'.v.,-;' v: , I notice In your rejoinder that ydu do' not undertake to defend your ori ginal statement that Russia and Cana da; have prohibited the manufacture and ' sale- 'pf alcoholic beverages and your : intimation that 'ho leaders in any nation have yet contended that the continued manufacture and use of alcohol offer any net military advan tage." '.'v ' -. ' ; ; -, ; '-". j '' "J am, therefore, inclined to pur sue this matter further, as you have presumed to speak on this question as a great authority and as president of the committee on war prohibition who have undertaken to advise the press, the people and the law-makers of the United Stages as to what has happen ed in foreign- countries in connection with the -liquor traffic. "With' no desire to be offensive,' but with a. disposition to defend the in terests .with which ' I am connected from unjust- and unfair attacks,. I would ask you if you are prepared to contend that Russia has adopted pro hibition, or that Russia has put a stop to. the manufacture and sale of Vod ka or of cordials,', or of wines?. ".-, ; '.'If ' you-'. are not prepared to make this statement, then why did you state tn your original article that ''efficien cy of Russian . labor has been greatly increased since prohibition, and pre sumably because of It?" : V - "If you "believe that prohibition has been adopted - In Russia, .then I am prepared to send you a quotation from a large house in Moscow on Vodkas, bitter and sweet; on Kummel contain ing 45 per cent, alcohol, and on vari ous other .liquors, such as Russians Use.",:.1 ; ; "--v. i :"- "Are , you prepared to defend your contention that in Canada 'prohibition was- adopted before any , scarcity pf grain had been .felt? . . "If so, I am prepared to give you quotations from distillers in Canada on whiskies directfrom bonded ware houses, deliverable at ' any point In Canada, and to give you ,. satisfactory evidence that - the distilleries and breweries are., operating at the pres ent time and are supplying their goods to such Canadians as desire them.. "Are you disposed to defend your contention that the leaders abroad see no military advantage in the manufac ture arid use of alcohol? ' ' . .," ' . j "It so, I ca .offer; you satisfactory evidence that wines,, beers, ales, rum, etc., are being served to the men in the trenches .by such nations as Eng land, France, Germany and Italy, al though I am not in a position to ad vise in regard : to the Russian armies. ''Now, If there b no military ad vantage in the use of alcohol, would you explain why, in, your opinion Eng land -should permit the manufacture of. ten million barrels oif malted li quors at a .time like this when food products are so scarce? And, if there be ho military advantage, in liquors, why should' England serve rum to her soldiers in the trenches, 'and; why should France purchase for the use of her soldiers hundreds of millions of gallons of wine, and why should Gerr many, . facing . actual starvation, pro vide for the manufacture of beer from her scanty stores of grain? . ; - "Further, if there be no military ad vantage in 'Jiquors, why is it that the medical department of the army has recently placed large orders for old whisky in barrels and bottles, and pro vided that at stations there shall be kept certain stocks of Whiskies and at each field hospital twelve bottles of one quart each? '.- ''V. "You say that. 'European experience has convinced me, not .previously, a prohibitionist, that prohibition is now a . practicable measure,' ' and I ask if you can afford as a political economist to refer to a limitation in the manu facture of beverages as being prohibi tion any more than you would refer t"o a limitation in the food supply, as being prohibition, v , ; , ' ; "Also may1 I ask if you are willing that the impression should be created that you have become a prohibitionist .since the beginning of the war in, Eur ope? Isn't it a fact that you were a prohibitionist' for some time prior to the present war ? ' . ' f . i'Tou say that the German Kaiser personally disbelieves in alcohol even in the form of beer, and that he has tried for some years to' persuade his countrymen . to give up the use of beer, setting the' example himself. "I will ask you if. you are prepared to Confirm this assertion that the Ger man Kaiser does not drink .beer and wine as well? : "You state in your first article that t-he District of Columbia 'went dry.' "Are you prepared to defend this statement, and would you make the conntention that any district is 'dry' where-it -is-permissible to ship in li quor for personal use and to any extent- that . the individual might re quire? . " . "You say that "besides the general "THE PATRIOTISM - STRENGTH OP CHARACTER INDOMITABLE WILL AND HEROISM that won the ' ' battles of our forefathers, and gave us this Glorious land of ' , Liberty, still lives! and will live on so that their work shall : V. be perpetuated throughout the ages and for all mankind.'Vv ; : -, There are many battles won that are never written in history; but are on record in the business of this city the battles against High! Prices-the battles against inferior quality the battles for Superior The P & Q CLOTHES SHOP has fought the battles against all these forces, and, has come out with flying 1 colors. The! common enemy of the consumer (The Middleman) has been routed through out splendid organization whose function is to save -you $5 to $10 every time. , . , . , P & O ;MASTER II CLOTHES are a treat to the eye - and, a feast for the man who wants the maximum of Quality at the Minimum of Price. - ; ' , f ' -, -1 . -- xru I; ' 968 MAIN, STREET v JOHN K. MTTRPHY, Mgr. ' " ' aMBBWlwii urn 1 1 ii MtMiMgiiiMsiiiiMwiiM' aBnawgiwiaii....U 7 ' reasons for war prohibiUon there are a number 'of Specif Ic reasons, ana among them you name food conserva Uon, the diversion of grain, from alco hol to iopd;-the freeing of cold-storage plants of breweries for food stor age; the diversion of labor from the production of alcoholic beverages - to military or i industrial purposes, ; etc "in resppnse,- let : me ask if , you would make the same contentions' in favor of prohibiting' the manufacture and the production of tobacco-, and if not why not? '. : v . "' ; "If the food 'crisis is so great as you depict, why should thousands of acres of good' land, anda why should thous ands of" laborers be employed in rais ing tobacco and ' In- nranafacturing it into cigars, chewing tobacco, etc? - Why should not the government compel the utilization of this land, or of this labor, . in the production of wheat- and qorn? - "What good purpose, may I ask, does tobacco serve ? ;,v n "Alebhoi may save a iff e, but would you contend that tobacco is valuable, evert i.s a medicine? : Now, 5 do not . believe in prohlbtmg tobacco . any more than I believe In prohibiting whisky, wine or beer, but I cannot see how, as an economic pro position, you can make -the contention you do in regard to alcohol' without applying it Just as .forcibly to tobacco, and to the s gram used in i making starch, and to the saocharine used.in making candies, etc. - : . 'v :-'". "Futhermor'e,, I wonder1 if you can justify prohibiting the use of grain for the making of liquors in this country and --at the same-time permitting the exportation of grain for'the making of liquors In Europe? . "You speak of nation-wide prohibi tion as if -the fiat of law would imme diately: - revolutionize . the habits " of mankind, but -in, view of1 the fact that with a tax of only $1.10 a gallon be tween lawful-manufacture of whisky at- the ifpresent time and , thes illicit manufacture pf same pur government is unable to cope with the moonshin ing business, what probability isthere that,'. If the moonshiner Jiad no competition-at. ail- from lawful manufac turers;,;! moonshine . distilleries would not--be installed in.; every : section, of the country, in cellars , along Broad-, way, NewYork, and perchance, within a few squares; of the nation's capitol at Washington? ,; ; - - - '.' "What does histery tell us happened ln:,.the sixties when the gevernment undertook to s levy, a heavy tax - on whisky of $2 per gallon? Was the gov ernment successful,, or did the illicit manufacturers Underbid her? "Presuming-that illicit manufacture would" supply -the -demand for liquors if national prohibition obtained, what advantage would accrue either to the government or to the people? The people would get very inferior liquor. The government would lose an im mense revenue, and it would certainly require a vast army of government agents, men who are strong, brave and alert, if the prohibition law should even be enforced in part. "In your efforts to advance the cause tit prohibition you have depart ed, it seeing to me,-from the high re gard for exactness of statement that should characterize- the. utterances 'of a man in your position, and you seem to .speak, not as a philosopher, not as a cold logician, but as a partisan, as an advocate and as a man Influenced by prejudices, and I am, therefore, made curious as to your, appointment at the head of the Committee of Six ty, and as to how this committee was -organized; '.j.-v--' M,:-r.- 'A iV-v ' -: "May I be so bold as to ask, without any wish to be off ensive, 'who appoint ed the Committee, of Sixty ; how and by whom it is financed, and .what con nection, if any,;'it has with an incor porated organization known , as the Anti-Saloon League,' or .the Church-in-Actipn, which at the present 'time, and for some years past, has under taken to dominate both political par ties at our National Capital, and at the capitis of pur various commonwealths?- - - - v "T. M. G ELMORE, - - .. "Very truly yours, "President National Model License League." .' . -'i ADVANCE ON TRIESTE 5 BROUGHT MONITORS i INTO ACTIVE SERVICE Grado,' Gulf of Trieste, June 29 British, monitors played an important part in the Italian , advance upon Trieste. ; . They took up- positions-midway i up the , gulf ' where their -, guns could bear upon the. aeroplane -hangars, and the- multifarious military es tablishments which surround Preseccp and Contoyello, twin villages "upon the main road and railway to Trieste, both constituting important depots, for ' tho Austrian air service and-general sup plies. . v -'1r,-' - :.v :.: ".,.) , ' :'L When the first gun spoke a ' great shell- went hooting , into,- the' distance and an ; Italian scouting hydroplane duly marked it down, upon the , rail way line south of Prosecco. 'The. sec ond shot1 landed a little north pf the first, ;hitting the railway again at a point where a Trieste-bound train was passing. The train vanished in ruin. iThen other monitors arrived, at their stations, and ' the bombardment con tinued ' in a tremendous, measured rhythm. . Each - monitor fired I two hours, -' They smashed the hangars, flattened the railway station of Pro secco, destroyed the railway And via duct, and produced at great fire near Contovello, whose peak pi bright flame was visible out into the gulf. GERMAN PAPERS SUSPEND; Amsterdam, Netherlands, une 29 Fifteen hundred German newspapers and periodicals have been compelled to suspend publication owing to the increased cost .of materials and labor, says the Wurzburg Landes Zeitung in tts- last Issue before suspending for the period of the war.' According to this Journal, newsprint paper has reached a price which 'is ruinous to any but the wealthiest papers, while grease and oil for imbricating machines i are only pbtainable at usurious prices. MOCBS GEORGE III. London, June 29 Retaining old customs, Eton pollege is still mourn ing for King George III, who died 97 years ago. . -.- . . . i ; , Patriotic Sunday is to Ibe observed next Sunday -in a response, -to afi ap peal of President Wilson with gifts to the Red Cross. PLENTY OF . KOOM : IN FLYING SEEVICE Washington, Juns 2 9. After Aug. 25 , the government expects to.gradu ate prospective 'army, flyers from pri mary colleger courses into ' advanced flying fields -.at ' the rate of 200 per week. ,' This 'number will be largely increased - as the; war progresses, ' . -f At present; there are about 800 stu- -dents at the lower schools. ' .'Men -are being delegated' to the work in 'eight colleges at the rate of twenty-five per , week each. Other colleges with -modern - engineering ' and mechanical branches will be added to the chain ef Institutions giving primary theor etical training in aeronautics. ' Brig.. Gen.. George O. Squie'r Is anx ious to have young, men. who are. in terested in '- the i flying service come forward, and, enroO by . the .thoueands. -Soon after the, declaration of. war large numbers, of, acceptable' young men. Were turned away from the avia tlph branch' of the army -on the .be lief v that therf lying, f camps .already were swamped.. Now that the,avia tion programme has expanded, there is no lack of opportunity, ,,. .: ' The . modern army ; flyer must - be keen witted, level headed, , a human dynamo - of energy and nerve. The course , of study at the ' primary schools, although fascinating, requires quick thinking,, constant application and absolute . accuracy. : The - first course, devoted to theory, lasts eight weeks. ; Those who can pass - the ex aminations at the ehd of this period are graduated to, the aviation schools, . where they are given Instruction, in practical flying over a period of,tim9: varying fromi three to four months. Flying cadets are called upon - to prepare for examinations in' the fol lowing subjects:. Engines, cross coun try and general flying, signalling and Wireless, theory of flight, " aerial ob servation, gunnery and military stud-' ies ;.- y .':'- -Men ketween nlnteen and twenty-, Ave are preferred. . Thoy apply direct : to the Signal ,Corps, -Washington,' or to any one of the following places i Mineola Field, Mineola, L. I.,; Essing-' ton Flying Field, Essington, Pa.; Fort Sam Houston, San ' Antonio,.' Tex.; North Brothers Island, , San Diego, Cal.; Signal Officer, Central Depart-; 'ment, Chicago, or Fort Omaha, Oma- : ha, Neb. . : - v. SHIPPING NEWS SERVICE.' - Copenhagen, Denmark, June 29 German 'Shipping news service on the 'J lines of the British "Lloyds' was i planned at a recent meeting: at. Ham- I burg, Germany, of 400 representatives of shipping aric commerce. Wireless . telegraphy will be used.' new signall ing stations are to-be established and j 800 agents will be appointed to gather : shipping news. - .;:-'''-:'? SERVANTS RETAINED IN LONDON ! London, June 29. Thousands 'of families throughout the country,- are in spite of the shortage of labor, keeping their usual pre-war quota of servants. . There care instances r ot j households consisting of - a .. mother 1 and two daughters employing a staff J of nine servants. In fact, in many homes - there are so many servants ', that they spend ? mo otitheir. time ! tvaltlog on each pspb. - .,.