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THE FARMER: DECEMBER 3, 1917"
ULibllSt una it OF GASOLINE IN UNITED STATES BUSINESS FAVORS PRICE CONTROL New York, Iec S. TJrging'the con servation of gasoline, Mr. Robert Dunlop, well-known in the financial and economlo ends of the petroleum industry, grave out the following. Inter esting statement yesterday: . : , "While the oil producers are doing everything in their power to help win the war by speeding up production and drilling thousands of new wells, it 1st up to the 2,300,000 automobile and motor-truck chauffeurs to do their ' part by conserving gasoline. The Bu ' roan of Mines, in a late bulletin, esti : mates that 1,500,000 gallons of gaso line are wasted every day by leaky and poorly adjusted carbureters, leaky tank .wagons, motors running Idle, waste in garages and extravagant r Joy-riding. With the need for great- r war time efficiency, more econom lo use of gasoline must be urged on very automobile owner In the coun I' try. The patriotic appeal for econom- i io use of gasoline will also be urged upon the 825,000 moterboat engineers land the 800,000 motorcycle-: iders of , tJa country. , , , "According to the latest complla ! tioa. the total daily production of I gasoline in the United States is now I ,8 49,000 gallons. Statisticians have f estimated that in 1918 the army, navy f and war planes will require 669,000 ' gaUona of gasoline a day or 350,000,- ' COO gallons a year. Those .figures are ' based on actual consumption up to October 25, 1917. It thus appears ! ia after the government's require i ihents have been satisfied there will f be nearly, 6,000,000 gallons a day left J to meet the demands or aomesuo i consumption In the United States and ior shipment to the Allies. , "With a marketed production of i about 20,000,000 barrels more this f year than in 1916, now assured, it is hoped that the increased consumption of petroleum products will be com fortably taken care of, and that there i need be no undue alarm concerning f fr&soline shortage." i Mr. Dunlop . is the fiscal agent of i the Black Diamond Oil x Company, i -which recently took over several in- ! dependent oil producing companies, md the company now owns over 400,- 1000 acres, and leases 371,000 acres. FRENCH ANT) DUTCH BULBS JUST ARRIVED JOHN RECK A SON With a view to crystallizing busi ness opinion on qu ions oi price control, both in food and other com modities, the United States Chamber of Commerce recently submitted seven resolutions to business organi sations throughout the country with a request that they be voted upon. The result was an almost overwhelm ing vote of business men in favor of price control, as will be seen by the resolutions themselves with figures of thev ote. 1. That additional legislation be passed to create authority to control prices during the war. In favor, 974; opposed, 110. 2. That authority to control prices should extend to all articles which have importance in basic Industries as well as in war, and which enter into the necessaries of every-day life. In favor, 978; opposed, 116. 8. That authority to control prices should extend to raw materials and finished products. In favor, 977; op posed, 117. 4. That authority to control prices extend to the prices the public pays as well as those paid by the govern ment. In favor, 946; opposed, 146. 6. That authority to control prices should be administered by a small executive board appointed by th President. In favor, 964; opposed, 121. 6. That an agency working in harmony with the board controlling prices should have authority to dis tribute available supplies to those purchasers whose needs are most directly related to public welfare In favor, 975; opposed, 117. 7. That each leading industry and trade should create a representative committee to represent it in confer ence and to advise with agencies that control prices and distribution. In favor, 984; opposed, 97. FELT LIKE A HEN PEON After Ming Only One Box Of "Frult-a-tives" East Ship Habboub, "It is with great pleasure that I write to tell you of the wonderful benefits 1 have received from taking "Fruit-a-tives". For years, VI was a dreadful sufferer from Constipation and Head aches, and 1 was miserable in every way. Nothing in the way of medicines seemed to help me. Then I finally tried " Fruit-a-tives " and the effect was splendid. After taking one box, I feel like a new person, to have relief from, those sickening Headaches". Mbs. MARTHA DEWOLFE. 50c. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size, 25c. At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit-a-tives Limit oil Oorlensbnnr, N.Y. ASKS RETURN OF $40,000. Injunction to restrain disposal, and an order asking for -the return of $40,000 is asked of the Superior Court by Frances Vilas Carpenter of Darien against Bertram and Mrs. Slapleigh of the same town. Mrs. Carpenter alleges she was induced to deposit $40,000 in their names with the understanding it was to be return ed upon demand. They now refuse to return the money. The price of anthracite was raised 35 cents so as to enable the operators to Increase wages of the miners, President Wilson authorized the ad vance. SERVICE FLAG AT K. OF C. BUILDING In honor of Its members who aTe in the service of the United States In either army or mavy, or other branches of service having to do with the war. Bridgeport Chapter,- Knights of Columbus, have thrown form their oluib rooms in Washington evenue a handsome service flag bearing 86 stars one for each member of the chapter in the service. This in one of the representations of any organizations In the .city, and the Knights ifleei proud that so many of their members are fighting the battles of their coun try. The flag attracts much atten tion as it floats from the club house in Washington avenue. HIGHWAYMEN ACTIVE. Armed highwaymen waylaid Car meno Gastone, of 76 French street, on Housatpnic avenue, late Saturday evening, and at the point of a gun robed him of a gold watch and chain, a ring, and a small aum of money. Gastone complained to the police, giving a complete description of the robbers, land detectives are investigating. FRENCH AND DUTCH BUIiBS JUST ARRIVED JOHN RECK & SON flla Mil(BFary Sale. IS NOW IN FULL SWING A great profit-sharing Sale for the benefit of all our customers. No Music, Flow ers, Souvenirs or other extra expenses are involved in conducting this sale. We are Hborerizing and helping you to do the same. Every Dollar saved is an asset for the future. This is your opportunity to make a substantial saving on Hoine furnishings of every description and also on your Christmas purchases. It will do you good to read every word of this advertisement carefully." Then you will fully realize what this remarkable sale is saving for you. . 15 Off For Cash With Order On Oar Entire Magnificent New Line of Furniture of -Every Description; Our Great New Line of Rugs (excepting Whittall's), Carpets, Linoleum, Lace Cur tains, Pxrtieres, Drapery Fabrics, Couch Covers, Pictures, Refrigerators, Mat tresses, Springs, Pillows, Baby Carriages, Sulkies, Strollers, etc. 10 Off For Cash With Order On Glenwood Coal and Gas Ranges, Parlor Heating Stoves, Oil Heat ers and Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets. EXCEPTIONS! Whittall Rugs, Office Furniture, Climax Couches, Window Shades and Bissell Carpet Sweepers are not reduced. VERY SPECIAL $4.75 for Nothnagle's Faultless Combination Va cuum Cleaner. $1 for Nothnagle's Special Carpet Sweeper. EXTRAORDINARY! Our Charge Customers will also benefit in this remarkable Sale. They will receive a rebate of just half the discounts quoted above to cash customers on purchases made during this sale only, provided set tlement of account is made in full before January 15, 1918. That means V2 rebate on articles offered at 15 off and 5 rebate on articles offered at 10: off to cash customers, purchased Dec. 1st to De& 15th only. You are really saving more than we say during this sale because our regularprices are lower than they will be, as all materials used in Home Furnishings are con stantly becoming scarcer and more expensive. Don't miss this splendid oppor tunity to purchase Nothnagle quality. Homefurnishings-at a much lower figure than inferior goods are sold for elsewhere. Come and Loolc It Will Do Us Both Good J 11149 MAIN ST., CORNER ELM ST.; THIRTY-THREE SERVICE FLAG ATGHURGH Stratford Home Guard Elects Officers at Annual Meeting (Special to The Farmer) Stratford, Dec. 3. Containing thir ty three stars, one to represent each member of the congregation who is in service, a service flag has been flung to the breeze in front of Christ Episcopal church, Main street. "This is the largest number of men from t-.ny one church or organization In Stratford," said Rev. Chauncey C. Kennedy, rector today, and "it is ex pected that many more stars will, be added within a few weeks." The service flag was dedicated at Sunday Morning's service and was im mediately adjusted into position in front of the edifice. Following are the men from the congregation in ser vice: Beverly Walker, Arthur Beards ley, John Buchanan, Chauncey Lewis, James Buckley, Frank Alvord, Wil liam Richardson, Clarence Jague, An drew Jagoe, Fred Cosier, Theodore Veit, George Powell, Albert Wright, Christopher Kgirt, George Egirt, Cap tain Harry A. Burnes, Charles Gold stein, John Cord, Wayne Austin, Lieu tenant Hillyer Eggleston, Henry Wells, Eaton Edwards, Clarence But ter, Theodore Schmidt, Major Thom as Clinton, Dean Dana, Laird Sava ctul, Stanley, Shaw, Lieutenant Ed ward P. Barlow and Coptain Sydney Cornell. Sentenced to Reformatory Robert Gill, aged 15 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gill of North ave nue was sentenced to the state re form school, Meriden for the remain der of his minority by Deputy Judge Frank E. Blakeman on Saturday, Dec. 1. Gill was charged with stealing a box of eatables from one of the mail pouches at the Stratford railroad sta tion last Wednesday. He had been j employed for the past week carrying mail to and from the railroad station and local post office. , The box of fruit was destined for Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., for one of the Stratford soldier boys. The youth was taken to the. reformatory Saturday afternoon by Patrolman Benjamin Smith. Elects Officers Following the regular Friday even ing drill, the Connecticut Home Guard Co. L of Stratford held a meeting at the town hall and elected officers for the coming year. Capt. Dana August was elected president. Other offi cers elected were: secretary, W. H. Hart; treasurer, H. S. Brown; finance committee, Herbert Hegelheimer, Charles H. Chapman, S. S. Beardsley (jeorge w. uarey, uiendon Hale, historian, Clarence Garner. The fol lowing committees were appointed: recruiting. Second Lieutenant George Spall, Corporal R. B. Jones, Charles Boss, Howard Dillon and A. A. Hall; armory committee, W. H. Hart, James ; Vans, Jr., Charles Plumb ; Company court. Lieutenant C. F. Atwood, Her bert Doolittle, Arthur Meloy, and Paul Carey; good and welfare committee, Dana August, C. F. Atwood, George Spall, Edward Bodine, Ivan L. More house, McLaren Stevenson, P. B. Warner, R. D. Sammis, Fred Bevans, Charles H. Chapman, Walter Curtis, V. H. Jones; range committee, First Sergeant George Shelton, Andrew Heigj Charles Plumb, Lester Baldwin and Sidney Colburne. To Hold Xmas Sale The Parochial society of Christ Episcopal church, of which 1 Mrs. i Frank M. Patterson is president, will hold a Christmas sale and social tea on Tuesday afternoon in the parish house and will continue on until the evening. On account of war condi tions affecting food prices and for the lack of sugar, the usual supper will not be held, but tea will be served. Weatogne Program The Weatogue Country club opened the December program with a dinner dance Saturday evening at the club. ! A large attendance was present. Pivot bridge for members and friends will be played Wednesday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock. An evening bridge party will be held the following Wednes day evening, Dec. '12. A social -and knitting bee is scheduled for Wednes day afternoon, Dec. 19 and on Satur day evening, Dec. 29, there will be a ounce. Christmas Sale The Woman's Aid Society of the Stratford . Congregational church will held a Christmas sale Thursday after neon, Dec. 6 at Packard hall, Broad street at 3 o'clock. Receives Gold Medal John W. Thompson, employed for 25 years' with the Continental Fire In surance company, N. Y.,t has been e warded a gold long service medal. Mr. Thompson spent Thanksgiving with his son, John L. Thompson, su perintendent of the Inspection Divis ion, Traveler's Insurance Co, Hart ford. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wells of South Main stneet are soon to leave for Jacksonville, Florida, where they will spend the winter. An electric Christmas! EThese are serious days and frivolous Christmas gifts play no part in war conditions. IMake your Christmas gifts useful. Make them serve a purpose. HFor instance, give electrical things. , Hlf people would use electric irons instead of laundry stoves, there would be a great saving in coal not to mention fuss and trouble. TlWe can supply your electric Christmas. n Sale Tuesday DEC, 4th, 17. MEAT DEPARTMENT. Fresh Ground Hamburg Steal .-.18c lb. GROCERY BULLETIN. Tjyrm A Grumman. Retail JMvtrton AMERICAN HARDWARE STORES (Incorporated) rAERFTELD AVE. AND MTDIIvE ST. RICE FROM SEED 1,000 YEARS OLD ToMo, Dec 1, 'Rice grown directly from seed grains one thousand years old was served the Emperor of Japan, when he attended the autumn man oeuvres of the Japanese army in Shiga prefecture this fall. The an cient rice grains were found inside a wooden image of Vaisravana in a little Buddhist temple in the village of Iwame. Vaisravana is the god of wealth, and his Image had become so old as to need repairing. In the course of do ing this there was found inside the image a flaxen bag containing the seed and a paper with the following instuction in ancient Chinese charac ters: , "This image has been carved for the peace of the world. If any one of a later generation apen it, he should put in new seed." From the artistic style of the carving ana the traditions relating to the image, it is estimated that the seeds were 1,000 years old. They were planted and yeielded a good crop; TONGUE TROUBLE MAKER, SAYS DAY 'Control of the Tongue" was the topic of a very interesting sermon de livered at the United church yester day by the Rev. William Horace Day in which he pointed some of the trou bles this member is likely to lead the human family into. He particularly condemned its use for slander, re ligious, political, and personal. . CORTEZ C. ROCKWEXjIi, plumb- j ing and heating; jobbing a specialty. 3051 Main and Hillside avenue. Phone 114-2-3. B 10 tf The latest specimen of ' German kultur is a toy balloon impregnated with deadly germs.-which the Teutons are floating over the Allied trenches. The Philadelphia Orchestra Asso ciation disnensed with the services nf eight German and Austrian 1 players wno neld first papers ofcitizenship. Gas practice began at Camp Up ton todav. Men will learn Vtnw tn tect themselves against the poisonous fumes by using the American masks. Don't Neglect your stomach. Keep it strong and well. When food disa grees with it, strengthen it with wmfjarmmm i Larft S.Ia of Any Medietas in Am Wort Sold amy whan. In boxw, 10s 25c. The life saving corps of the city of Rheims, France, has sent to the may or of Chicago, a medal in token of gratitude for adopting the French city. . ' ' Hear Ye! Hear Ye! T ISTEN to your Uncle Sam who has both nsdom and experience. I laise a cup of TVan Dyk's Duchess and pronounce it it for the gods!" And, if it's good enough for Uncle Sam you know iherest. Duchess Coffee N lb. 30c More money can't buy better. Best Mara Coffee lb. 20c Ltt meney can't buy better. , M New Orleans Molasses, can 15c and 25c Heckers Pancake Flour package 15c; large 30c R. P. M. Ruckwheat pkg 22c Golden Drip Syrup can 15c Teco Pancake Flour 2 pkgs 25c Aunt Jamina's Pancake Flour, 15c pkg., large pkg 45c. Pure Maple Syrup $2.10 gallon Ketchup, gallon tins $1.25 Salad Oil gallon jugs $1.75 hi n BRIDGEPORT PublicMarkei&Branc STATE AND BANK EAST MAIN STS. PHONES. ETABMSHED 1SS 982 MAIN STREET OPPC11IK JOHN STRKET COME TO OUR SLIPPER SHOW Our Slipper Display is the largest and most complete in Connecticut. We've Slippers for the entire family. Our Daniel Green's "Comfy' Slip-, pers are the limit of Slipper Luxury. Women's $1.25, $1.50. Children's $1.00. Men's Slippers in Tan Black and Wine Kid. Alligator and Velvet, Opera, Everett, or Romeo shapes. 75c Sl.OO, SI .50 to. S3.00 THE HOUSE OP BETTER SHOES J Serve HAYES OYSTERS On Half Shell Thanksgiving Day And youll gain New Cause For Thanksgiving This way. HAYES FISH ON WATER ST, TEL. BARNUM 412, 413, 2697 NO BRANCH MARKET. Periodicals, Stationery, Blank Books Tourist Tablets, Eeceipt Books, Diaries, Gentleman's Leather Goods, Arcade Filing Case, Remembrance Cards for all occasions; in fact, everything to use throughout the year. -POST OFFICE NEWS STORE. 11 ARCADE ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE FROM MADf STREET. THE JOSEPH P. COUGHLIN CO. PAINTERS AND DECORATORS DEALERS Uf ' WALL PAPER, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC. PICTURE FRAMES MADE TO ORDER 783 EAST MAIN ST. PHONE BARNUM 4861 PRAGUE ICE & GOAL CO, DEALERS IN ANTHRACITE AND BITUMnTOUS COAL EAST END E. WASH. AVE. BRIDGE. TeL 4673-4674 986 I1" wwwg MAtN ST. Opt, jqmw St.BMfw CHRISTMAS Make It a Jewelry Christmas. There is no other time of the entire year quite so wonderful as Christmas time. The smiling faces tell a truly wonder ful story of cheerfulness and those who turn to this store for gifts, will And splendid service. In short, this Is the store of the Christmas spirit. Come and look at the beautiful dis play of Diamonds. Jewelry, Watches, Silverware, Cut Glass, Clocks, Toilet and Manicuring Sets, etc. You will find all goods moderately priced. lib erty bonds taken in trade at full value. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. AN AID TO HEALTH PURE WATER A healthful drink which is absolutely uncon taminated by impurities of any kind. State License No. 10. BOTTLED DAILY. DELIVERED DAILY. Telephone 3802-12. W. M. LANE, Distributor of HIGHLAND SPRING WATER R. F. D. NO. 2, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 8 - M Carter-Maher Battle. It was on Dec. 3, 1902, IB years ago today, that Kid Carter knocked out Peter Maher in the second round at Philadelphia. The Irish giant had a considerable advantage In height, reach and weight over Carter, who was little more than a middleweight, but Peter was already on the tobog gan. Either Maher or Carter had the material which today would put hem in the championship clas3, but they were not quite good enough for the men who claimed the honors in those days. After hi3 defeat by Car ter, Peter went from bad to worse, and was knocked out in turn by Joe Choynski, George Gardiner, Jack AMunroe and. Jack Williams. Earlier in his career Maher had put Choynski away and had defeated such gooi men as Joe Goddard and Frank" Slavin, and had fought draws with ' Tom Sharkey and Gus Ruhlin. Car- ter quit tne ring within a year after his defeat of Maher, having himself been defeated by Sam McVey, George . Gardiner, Marvin Hart and Joe Wal- t cott. . Men who failed to register for the . draft will be listed at the top, of the list, thus making them liable for lm-! mediate call to service. ,-..' Wives; daughters, sisters and all women members of alien enemy fam ilies are being watched by Federal officers and secret aanisa C"" : 1