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BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1917
HAS FIVE OF ITS
MEMBERS IN ARMY
Other Interesting Items
From Stratford Boys
From Devens Visit
(Special to The Farmer)
Stratford. Nov. 80. The Dingbat
club, one of Stratford's prominent
. dubs, has flung to the breeze a ser
vice flag containing five stars, one to
represent each member of the organi
sation now in service. The flag has
been hung In front of the club rooms,
Main street. The members of the or
ganlsatlon now In service are: Harry
A. Burnes. Leon Osborne, John Peter
son. George O. Lines and Charles J.
The club will . hold another dinner
and entertainment Saturday evening
at the club rooms. It Is the intention
of the committee to hold dinners
very Saturday evening throughout
the fall and winter season. Last week
about 40 mernbers attended. The
- committee lr. charge comprises.
George R. Webb, Walter Parks, Ed
ward Rudine, Charles Lane, George
Parks and Robert . Hard.
To Report at Devens
Harry A. Burnes, who recently
graduated as oaptaln at the Plattsburg
Training camp has been granted leave
of absence until Dec 16 when he will
report to Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass..
for set loe. Capt Burnes la very wide
ly known In Stratford. Prior to his
going to oamp he was engaged In the
real estate business and , was also
building Inspector of the town. He
resides on South Main street. He Is
pending a few days in New York.
To leave For France
Rex. R, DeLaoour, son of Mrs.- M.
B. DeLaoour of King street, Stratford,
Who has just graduated as First Lieu
tenant at Plattsburg Training camp,
received word Wednesday that he has
been granted five weeks leave of ab
aenae. At the expiration of that per
iod be will sail for France for further
narvtoe. Lieut. DeLaoour spent
Thanksgiving with his -mother.
' ' Xmas Sale
Final arrangements - have been
tnade for the Christmas sale to be gtv-
en Thursday afternoon, by the ladles
of the Stratford Congregation
church at the nrish house. The com
mittees selected for the affair: Mrs.
Vlner, aprons; Mrs. Newburn, tea
room; Mrs. H. Deluce, fancy goods,
Other members to assist are Mrs. De
Ruyter Howland, Mrs. Frank E.
Blakeman, Mrs. William Stags and
Selected as Coach
George Ashe of Nichols avenue has
been selected as coach of the basket
ball five of the Remington Arms this
year. Mr. Ashe coached and managed
the affairs of the aggregation last
year. The team had a very successful
Had Blood Poisoning
Daniel London of Nichols avenue is
suffering from an attack of blood
poisoning In his left arm. Dr. Ed
ward H. J .Hennessey Is attending
Thomas Moore of Housatonlc ave
nue has enlisted In the navy and has
left for Newport for preliminary
The surgical dressings committee of
Stratford wishes to thank Harold C.
Lovell, William Blarney and William
Stagg for their kindness in having 12
boxes of dressings conveyed to the
Bridgeport boat station to be taken
to New York. The dressings are to be
sent to Europe.
Miss Grace Wllston of Victory
street, Stratford spent Thanksgiving
day with relatives at Flatbush, L. I.
She will return home Sunday even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wells, 1791
Main street, Stratford are planning to
sail for Jacksonville, Florida for the
FIRST UNIT IN UNITED STATES TO
BE EQUIPPED WITH STEEL HELMETS
OORTEZ C. ROCKWELL, plumb
ing and heating; jobbing a specialty.
SO 51 Main and Hillside avenue.
Phone 114-2-3. B 10 tf
M4KB ARTIFICIAL LIMBS.
Glasgow, Nov. 80 Two Clyde ship
building firms have been turning
their attention to the manufacture of
artificial limbs and have produced in
48 hours a limb at a moderate cost
which Is said to be far superior to
any other produced in the coun
One thousand maimed soldiers have
already -been fitted and 9,000 are on
the waiting list.
The Sixth field artillery, members of which are here shown in a prac
tice charge over a barricade, Is the first unit of the American army in home
training camps to be equipped with the steel helmets. The men carry auto
matics instead of rifles, and one of th em is shown above practicing with his
FRENCH AND DUTCH BULBS
JOHIJ RECK A SON
London, Nov. 30 Writing imme
diately after the Maximalist Coup in
Petrograd, the Daily Telegraph's for
mer Petrograd correspondent now In
"One of the most disquieting symp
toms In revolutionary Russia is the
devaluation of the rouble. It. is no
longer merely an international matter
as it was during the earlier phases
of. the war. The cause then was the
practical cessation or Russia's export
trade and her consequent inability to
pay with goods for her vast imports
of war material. Now it is mainly
due to the flooding of the country with
"The depreciation shows Itself in a
stupendous rise of prices and wages.
The chairman of one of the largest
business federations in Russia stated
that the government was having to
pay 150 roubles each for shells which
it contracted for at 64 roubles."
In the London market yesterday
the rou'ble exchange went up to as
much-as 380 roubles per ten pounds
sterling, making the value of the
rouble barely sixpence. In exchange
circles it was reported difficult to deal
at that figure and with regard to the
output of paper money in Russia it
was reported the inflation is now
greater than ever and amounts to as
much as one hundred million roubles
daily on the basis of the normal ex
While some of our economists are
sittinp in their easy chairs they ques
tion the value of the army Y. M. C. A
work and the soldier boys are crowd
ing into the Association huts and
standing up for lack of seats.
OF THE GERMANS
Christiana, Norway, Nov. 30 (Cor-J-spondenco
of The Associated Press)
-During the last half of this year has
ad the same experience of German
ethods as the United States went
chrough before it entered the war,
.jies working everywhere under the
irection of espionage centres in the
neighboring countries, Sweden 'and
Thanks to the work of the police,
specially In Chrtiania, many of
hem 'have been caught, some sent to
ail and others expelled from the
Several mysterious fires in great in-
ustrial plants and storage houses
lave aroused a country-wide suspic-
n against every German, Swede and
inn. During the last half of the
.-ear there have been 21 such fires
:ere, two or three occurring together
r'he great store of provisions in
?rondjem belonging to the British
mportlng Agency was burned with
a foss of several million ddllars. It
proved to be of incendiary origin.
Two canning plants with great ex
ports for GTeat Britain were burned,
and a condensed milk plant with ex
clusive export trade to England was
destroyed with more than a million
cans reaJdy for shipment.
Three planing mills In different
parts of the country were burned
Their output . s being used for boxes
and crates for export. The other day
another planing mill in the vicinity
of the government's fire arm manu
factory at Kongsberg was burned
during the night and while attention
was directed toward this Are a bur
glar was detected in the fire arm fac
tory. The press, states that German
plotters in this case tried to blow up
the government factory.
Foreigners have sought and in
cases obtained' employment at the
government munition plant, and later
have been . discovered to be German
citizens, some of them even officers
in the German army.
The press is warning the people to
look for a criminal spy in every Ger
man in the country.
In order to keep such undesirable
guests out of the country and pre
vent the increasing number of for-
Our perfect fitting foot:
wear needs neither
breaking or stretching,
they are made to
fit your foot. They
look better, ., feel
better and wear better.
Special For Saturday
"We Guarantee Every Pair"
N "y new lasts in Ladies' Chocolate ft. n m
Brown Kid 9 in. Boots with military; fk S Uk
heels. Stylish yet sensible , 1P J J
Fashionable Ladies' 9 in. Boots in ytt r " w
Russia Calf with Suede tops. A regular ik V
$7.95 value ....... f. ... HP
Stunning Ladies' 9 in.Chocolate Brown mm
Boots, 2 in. Cuban heels. Style combined VJ
with comfort ..;... JP M J J
1115 MAIN ST.
ONE FLIGHT UP
Small Expenses Make Our Values Large
eigners of a poor quality from drift
ing into Norway, a short bill was
passed toy parliament forbidding for
eigners who have arrived since Aug
ust. 1914. to stav here mor than tMrn
weeks without a special license.
The German spies aren't In any
danger in this country, as they can
always get the chance to roam at will
simply by calling themselves Aus
qesarTTliseri Stores ;
EXPANSION and THANKSGIVING SALE CLOSES TO MORROW
The moat liberal and convenient form
of baying ever devised. It la free to
all. This la every body's Credit Cloth
ing Department Store.
So many people are home for over tbe holiday that It Is a particularly timely event
to continue oar Thanksgiving Sale which is a big doable value-giving event this sea
son as we are Including tbe celebration of oar Expansion into larger quarters at the
same time. . We made every effort that oar great baying power permits to give values
Saturday which are way out of the ordinary. In many Instances $1 will bay here
what yon'd have to pay $1.50 for elsewhere.
Wo have received many compliments and good wishes on our greatly enlarged store,
now occupying the entire building at Main, Golden Hill and Middle Streets. The
entire second floor is given up to women's wear specialties with a greatly enlarged
shoe, boys' and blanket and comfortable departments In the basement.
Come as early in the day as you can Saturday for these special sale values.
NO MONEY DOtN
We do not require any deposit for
whatever you purchase. The amount
of your purchase is divided into small
weekly sums conveniently arranged.
We Have The Best
, MEN'S SUITS AND OVERCOATS
All Selected for YOUR Choice
' We have the reputation of never disappointing a customer, of always
Insisting that a man shall be thoroughly satisfied. Sometimes it costs us
money to do this, but It pays you and It pays us. For tomorrow you will
find a range of the country's best clothing ready, to wear at prices that
are remarkably low. Overcoats are shown in doable breasted Chester
fields and trench models. Suits are better tailored than ordinary at every
price, most modeled to give the slender effect, waist in, chest out.
shoulders back the military figure.
Regular prices are $12.75 to $37.50. Tomorrow's
$7.85 $12.05 $15.05
Fur Lined Overcoats
We offer you the best quality in absolutely reliable fur. Coats are mar
mot lined with black .Melton shell and Persian collars. Cj Si
Regular $40 value, priced tomorrow at...' i..... mOJ
Black Dog Fur Coats
The most practical and useful coat for winter driving obtainable, heavily
Interlined, regular $30, for tomorrow marked at. ........ .4g 85
Main Floor. .
Soft and Stiff Hats
Stylish models to suit all tastes
In soft h&ta and derbies. $2 to
f 4 values.
$1.45 $1.95 $2.95
Mixtures,- corduroys and serges,
well tailored. , Values $2 to 6.
95c, $1.95, $2.95, $3.95
MEN'S NEW FURNISHINGS
Our department offers a won
derful display of new, up-to-date
furnishings for men and
Soft and stiff cuff models in
pretty new stripes and pat
terns. $1 to $2 values. Spe
cial 69c, 95, $1.35
Khaki, gray and blue. $1.50
to $4 values. .95c, 91.95, $2.95
Discontinued styles, regular
20c each. . . , , . .$1.00 a dozen
Meyer's Make Gloves
Of kid and suede. $2.00
All-wool shawl collar models
in all the popular shades.
$8.60 to $8.60 values. To
morrow ..$1.95, $3.95, $5.95
Our New Women's Dept. Specials
Women's All - Wool
Sweaters in every popu
lar shade and color
combinations. $6 values
Crepe de Chinte Waists.
White and flesh. $3.50
"Voile Waists. $1.50
All-Silk Petticoats in
changeable colors. $3.50
All-Wool Blanket Bath
Robes. New designs.
$4 values $1.95
P. N. Corsets. $1.00
Onyx Hosiery, silk, 60c
Ribbed Underwear, pants and vests'. 49C
Crepe de Chine Camisoles. $3 values !! 95c
House Dresses, new ginghams. $1.25 values ... '. 79c
A New Millinery Novelty
Breast Hats -
which have become very popular, stylish small
shapes, simply trimmed. $5 values. E9 AC"
Special at 92aS9d
Women's and Misses' Trimmed Hats. This C Q C
season's styles, values up to $6.60 A.iJO
FOR THE YOUNG JVIISS
in belted models, some fur trim
med. New colors and materials
which the young girls like. $6 to
$3.95 $6.95 $9.95
Serge Dresses, navy blue fi4 QF
tad brown. $4.50 values
New Wflfltl Ttr)UAH T1a4
check ginghams. $1.50 values 95c
ah-wooi sweaters, every popular
colors. $3.50 values $1.95
Velour Hats. $l values 79c
Fur Sets, Muffs and Scarves, spe
cially priced at $4.95. to $14.95
A Great Sale of
IN FAVORITE WINTER STYLES
All these coats are new and made In styles that are particularly' in demand
this season. In view of the scarcity and constantly advancing cost of coat
fabrics this sale offers a most extraordinary opportunity.
All-Wool Kersey Coats
Big seal plush collar, cuffs and trim
ming. Burgundy, navy and brown are
the colors. $16.75 values.
Special at '. . . .V. ; .v. ; . . .
Seal Plush jCoats
with fur trimmed collars, shirred back
with belt, and full lined. CIQ QC
$30 values. Special...
Belted models with big sailor collar
of self material; all the new colors as
well as black and navy. 044 QC
$20 and $22.56 values. . 3"a37
of Pom Pom, Velour, 'Bolivia, Broad-'
cloth, Burellas, etc., trimmed with fur,
in Pekin green, blue, plum, taupe,
Burgunry, etc., priced" g. Qg
NEW MODEL DRESSES
New models in all-wool serge,
plaited; navy blue with white
satin roll, collar. CO QC
Plaited models. Georgette
crepe sleeves, white satin col
ars, new colors. CIO QC
$20 values 3Aat.O
Charmeuse and meline in new models. Colors are malde,
Nile green and light blue and .pink.. $25.00 95
All-wool models with 'pockets,' black and 'navy.' 4 QC
$4 values ....... , . 9X i99
Women's & Misses'
Another big 'price reduction on
iip-to-the-seeond styles and
choicest fabrics. Complete range
of sizes at the 'time this adver
tisement was written. $16.75 to
$45 values reduced to
BOYS' CLOTHING IN
Don't think for a minute that the boy doesn't like what he
knows is good looking, what other boys are wearing he
does. We can suit him here no matter how particular he is
and we can suit you on the big values we are giving,
A big variety of these popular coats in rich colorings, warm
and durable, some with the popular skate pock- L Qf
ta. A good $7 value for
SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Suits are In cheviots and gray, brown and blue'' mixtures, all
with piece belts and many with- new slit pockets. Over
coats are full belted models with convertible collars, some
with four front pockets. Regularly priced $3.50 to $12.60.
31.95 $3.95 $5.95 $7.95
75o Knee Pants.. ...49c Underwear, Hosiery, Rain-
60o Blouses and Waista..49o coats, Hata, Caps, etc., at
ft Sweaters, all wool.. $1.95 special sale prices.
' " Basement Section,
FOR EVERT MEMBER OF THE
Our greatly . enlarged basement Shoe
Department gives us an opportunity
for displaying the greatest values in
$3.50 Gun Metal and Patent Leather
Button and Blucher Shoes, also
$6 Gun .Metal Bluchers with rubber
heels ' $4.45
$3.60 Gunt Metal Button Boots $3.95
$6 6Havana Brjwn Lace Boot $3.95
Boys' and Girls' $3 Gun Metal
Slippers, Rubbers, Rubber Boots, etc..
at sale prices.
Buy Jewelry Gifts
NOW Pay Later
It is not too early to plan and pur
chase the gifts for Christmastime. Our
Jewelry Department ,is completely
stocked with the latest fashionable
lewelry and novelties.
Bracelet Watches, 20 -year, gold filled
Men's Watches, 17-jewel, 12 -size, 20
year gold filled watch, adjusted to 3
positions. Regular $20, special $12.75
Diamond Rings, Pure white diamond
solitaires in Tiffany setting. Spe
Others up to $250
Nickel Watch with non-breakable glass
face, guaranteed. $1.60 value 95c
Caesar ""rg 19sa
CHCi aesar iiBisen2T
Main,GoldnMill and Middle Streets
BUY FURS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
One. of. the most complete and satisfactory showings of furs In
sets, separate pieces and fur garments in Bridgeport. Prices which
make it a particular object to buy here and now.
$10 Black Kit Coney Fur Sets.
Barrel muff, a scarf with head
and tails $5.95
$89 Hudson Seal Muffs. Also of
Raccoon, barrel shape, silk lin
$40 Pointed Fox Sets, large scarf
with head and tails, fancy muff,
silk lined $29.95
$60 Mole Skin Sets,
$12.75 Gray Kit Coney Muffs.
Barrel snape $8.95
$85 Handsome Mink Marmot
Coats Selected skins, full flare
models with self border, large
collar, fancy satin lined, new
side poekets . . . , $56.95
$150 Near Seal Coats. 12-inch
skunk border, skunk collar and
cuffs, new side pockets, hand
some brocaded Jining . . . .$97.50
Other Furs, Capes, Stoles, Etc.
Specially Priced. .
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