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THE FARMER: DECEMBER 17, 1917
v k ; : - ' Interesting Beginning' Wednesday Tlys Store Will Be Open Evenings UtitirChristmas ; This is really the Store to obtain the most sub stantial and useful Holiday .Gifts, at attractive prices. . The kind that give your friends lasting com fort, o A gift coming from this store is doubly ap preciated because your friends know it's good when it comes from Nothnagle's. Everything to furnish a modern home is here, and plenty to choose from. The most desirable Furniture of every descrip tion: Rugs galore; a magnificent line of Draperies, Lace Curtains, Couch Covers, Etc. Pictures, Springs, Mattresses, Pillows, Baby Carriages, Sulk ies, Strollers, Vacuum Cleaners, Carpet Sweepers, Etc. A Glenwood Coal or Gas Range and a Hoosier Kitchen. Cabinet makes a splendid gift for any home. ' Our Children's Department has many unusually good things to offer you this season. Bring the children with you to see them. Please place your orders early as possible and arrange for deliveries so we can properly take care of you during this busy period. ' You miss a treat if you don't place this busy store on your Christmas shopping list. U49 MAIN ST., CORNER ELM ST.' STRATFORD (Special to The Farmer.) Stratford, Dec 17 The high cost of . materia" ooupld with the high -wages asked by skilled help, does not seem to dampen the building- activi ties In Stratford. This is disclosed by the fact that the building permits Is sued by Building Inspector William BlmT for the past week have more thaa doubled those of any other week within ths past two. months. The aggregate amount of permits issued last week was $18,200. They were as follows: A. TL Parsons, Blakeman Fiftoe, trams boose, $2,800; Thomas Jkryoa, North Main street, frame g&r ag. 8200; Catherine Boddjr, Windsor wtm, Cratma house,- Joseph I DraOotey, Bridgeport avenue, . frame bonse, t&jDMt Bertha Grobofaky, Bur- ztt awenee, frame parage. $1&0; Mary y S. Oodolphta, Korth avenue, frame garage, $100; Dorothy W. Smith, Pat terson avenue frame house, $3,500; Alexander Bowers, Third street, addl. h tlon to home, $400; Joseph A. Troland, Ward street, addition to house, $800; Flora Deekand, East street, frame i hooss, 81,800; John Untried,- Hillside I awnae, addition to house, $700; Louis (Jamfalla, Barf avenue, addition to t .house.- $1,2001 Louis Sorchlote, Ray I'cdod street, frame house, $750. - Bed Cross Campaign, f Ancampalgn for Qie purpose of gain- & Ing bow meanberB, raising more (MMar and making It a real Red Cross Christmas for 'all, was instituted t Friday evening at a meeting of the I exeosjtive board of the local chapter V of Bed Cross. The meeting was $ held at the Christ church parish house. s Rev Ernest C Carpenter, pastor of the Stratford Methodist church, was ; selected as campaign manager. The t fotlowtag committees were appointed : , PubBorty, Warren Beaoh; Red Cross (1 bootJis, Mnfc Warren Hastings, house 1 to house canvas, Mrs. David L. p Rhoades.' Stratford Men to De-Dart. ; . On next Tuesday morning, 38 young i men from the 18th division, which in 1 dudes- the town of Easton, Weston, Tnunn, flheltoi, Monroe, Westport, t Fairfield, Stratford, Huntington, New f town, will depart for Fort Wright SONT FUSS WITH ' WARD PIASTERS! f Ttr" 7 ' -j IlUSterOle Works Easier. Quicker and Without the Blister ' There's no sense in mixing a mess of mustard, flour and water when you can easily relieve pain, soreffess or stiffness with, a little clean, white Musterole. - . 1 Musterole is made of pure oil of mus tard and other helpful ingredients, com bined in the form of the present whltd ointment. It takes the place of out-of-date mustard plasters, and will not blister. ) Musterole usually gives prompt relief from sore throat; bronchitis, tonsilitis, croups stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, head echo, congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism, 'rafcago, pains and aches of the back or f Ints, sprains, sore muscles, bruises, chil Hams, frosted feet; colds of the chest ;t often prevents pneumonia). ' SOc and 60c jars; hospital size 2JS0. Holiday lews The boys will leave from Bridgeport, according to Judge Joseph Hyatt, act ing cnairman or the board. Of this number it is expected that between 12 and 15 will be taken from Strat ford, although no definite announce ment to this effect has been mode aa yei. -reparations are now being maae Dy tne citizens' committee, the board of selectmen and the local chapter of-the Red Cross to give the Stratford boys a fitting farewell. Kach man will be presented with a sweat er, comfort kit, tobacco' and lunch. It was the intention of the selectmen, to have the Stratford boys entrain at the local station. If this plan was car ried out, a large parade, such as has been the custom when the three former' contingents left, was to be held. The names of the draftees will be announced tomorrow. ' Christmas, Sale. The Mission League of the Stratford congregational church, will hold Christmas sale at Packard hall. Broad street, Wednesday afternoon, from V.30 o'clock until 5 o'clock. Enlisted. v-naries E. IhiCharme of Colonv street, enlisted In the Ordnance de partment as production clerk. . Prior to his departure he was the recipient of many gifts, among them being a handsome wrist watch. Chief Nichols Rejected. William B. Nichols, formerly chief of the Stratford . police department, who enlisted in the ordnance depart ment last week as an electrician, was rejected Friday at Fort Slocum, N. T., because of physical disabilities. Nichols was rejected by the doctors of the 13th division district board when called for examination early in September. The position of head of the Stratford police department, which he held prior to his departure, will be returned him, according to a vote of the selectmen taken at a spe cial meeting of that board last week. No successor aa appointed and the town, fathers decided not to fill the vacancy until his return. He as sumed his duties as chief of the po lice force .today. , Oft for Devens. " . - Capt. Harry A. Buraes, who recent ly graduated from the Phvttsburg training camp, left Saturday for Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., where he will be Immediately placed In service. He entered Plattsburg In July and after three months' intensive training, was awarded a captaincy. He has been visiting his family on Main street for the past two weeks. Capt. Burnes was i formerly building Inspector of the ! town of Stratford and was a large T stockholder In the' Stratford Trust Co.- ., Farewell Party. A farewell party was recently ten' dered Walter Vogel, of Nichols ave nue, who enlisted in the signal corps at Fort Slocum, N. T. About 80 of his friends gathered at his home the night before his departure and pre sented him with a wrist watch. Mr, Vogel expects to leave for San An tonio, Texas, In a few days. COBTEZ C. ROCIvWKLIj, plumbing and heating,; Jobbing a specialty. 8061 Main and Hillside Stratford 328 2 Phone BlO'tf VIneland, N. J., Des. 15; -J. E. Ab bott, division fire ward en, who has his headquarters for the lover counties of the stwts hers, reports 85 forest fires during the dear hunting season, the largest tract "burned over being 4,000 acres In Maurice River township. Farmer Want Ads. Oao Cent Word APPLES, ORANGES, FIGS AND PRUNES Are The Four Fruits Used in Making "Fruit-a-tives "FRUIT-A-TIVES" is the only medicine in the world that is made from the Julees of fresb ripe fruits. i Thus, It is manifestly jnfair to say, "I won't take Fruit-a-tives because I have tried other remedies and they did me no good". On the other hand, the fact that "Fruit-a-tlves" is entirely differ ent from any other preparation in the world, is Just why you should give it a fair trial, in any trouble of the Btomach, Liver, Bowels, Kidneys or Skin. "Fruit-a-tlves',' is composed of the active principle of fruit and the greatest nerva tonio ever discovered. EOo a box, for $2.60, trial else, 26c. At all, dealers or sent by Fruit-a-tlves Limited, Ogdensburg. N. T. AdY. THRIFT STAMPS AS GIFTS FROM FACTORY HEADS The gift of a 25 cent thrift stamp to every employe of each corporation, manufacturing establishment or busi ness house is the practical start on the pathway of thrift which Howell Chen ey, Connecticut Director of the War Savings Commltee, has proposed to employers throughout this state. It Is a oertainty this will bs done by some of the largest and best known concerns In the state, as their names are already on Cheney's lists as sup porters of the plan as outlined. If the lead of these is followed there will re sult a general distribution of thrift stamps and thrift cards which .will help wonderfully in the spreading of the war savings idea in Connecticut. Three plans have been suggested by Mr. Cheney, any one of which will be acceptable to him. The first will- be for the employer to give each em ploye a thrift card bearing one 25 cent stamp. The second is for the employer to agree to provide the six teenth stamp which Is necessary be fore the thrift card with the addition of a few cents, may be exchanged for a 55 thrift stamp. The third Is for the employer to pay the final amount when the thrift stamp Is filled with the required sixteen' stamps. Of these plans Mr. Cheney believes that the first is the most' desirable, as thus the employe will be started In his thrift campaign, and will be given every in centive to continue. Cheney, after conferences with many leading manufacturers and oth ers, argues that 25 cents per employe is a moderate price to pay for the good will to all parties which will re sult. The financial cost is. compara tively small, and the benefits to- the government, employer, and employe will be tremendous. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT AND THE WORLD WAR With all Christendom fighting each other, some people think there is no room left for. the Christmas message of Peace on earth. Yet there have been wars In all ages, and the Christ mas spirit has survived them all. The present war is on a bigger scale than any previous one, but there is no more suffering., From all these conflicts the world has emerged the stronger. Wrongs and abuses have been put an end to. It will be so this time. So we can meet around our Christmas tree with hearts full of hope for the eventual triumph of the , Christmas Idea. The Christmas message of' peace may be near realisation. It must dawn on the hearts of men after this war, that some better way of settling dis putes can be formed. When the na tions that started this conflict learn the truth,, some of the causes of war are going to be removed. With all this burden of sorrow and fear to carry, It will be hard for some homes to have a light; hearted Christ mas. But the . human spirit rises to emergencies, and to those who have given their boys to the country's ser vice have the inspiration of noble sac rifice. ' The Christmas of 1917 should be full of the loving and giving spirit. In so far as one makes other people happy and relieves necessities or con fers blessings, he can. the better for get his own anxieties. For the children it will as usual, be the time of jolly frolic. The sorrow and fear of the world do not touch them. They will beat their drums and toss their dolls as If the world wers all care free. The best mood for all of us Is this simple faith of childhood, which trusts the powers above to make all well. TODAY'S A tfl VERSARIBS General Simon Bolivar, "the Libera tor of South America, and fisrt presi dent of Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru, died 87 years ago today, ; December IT, 1880, after having driven the Spaniards out of a large part of the continent. Gen. Bolivar- is often re ferred to by North Americans as "the George Washington of South Ameri ca.' His first victories were in Vene zuela and New Granada, which united to form the republic of Colombia, of which he was chosen the first presi dent, in 1819. Afterwards he achiev ed the independence of Peru, Its up per district being made a separate na tion, called after him, Bolivia. . It is interesting to recall at the same time that the first act In the movements which led to the . civil war In the United States was taken by the South Carolina convention which met ffity-seven years ago today, Dec. 17, 1860, and which, three days later, adopted en ordinance of withdrawal from the union. Bismarck, N. !., Dec. 15. A sen tence of five years in the penitentiary at Jefferson City was Imposed yester day by Judge Martin J. Wade of Des Moines on Mrs. Kate Rlohards O'Hara, conviceea of making utterances In a speech at Bowman, N, T last summer tending- to discourage obedience to the military registration. Great oars is taken to remove the .price tags from, bargain Christmas presents, but those bought at rsffvlar prices are sHnsys Inadvertently joft on, NAME COMMITTEE! TO SELL THRIFT STAMPS IN CITY Prominent Men and Women To Take Charge of Push ing New Loans. Announcement is made of a com mittee for taking up the campaign for the sale of War Savings certificates and Thrift stamps in this city. It is composed of representative men, and it is expected that the sale of these loan tokens will be energetically pushed in Bridgeport, The committee is made up with an attempt to be as .thoroughly represen tative as possible. The names and representative capacities follow: Rev. Alexander Alison, Protestant clergyman. E. H. Dillon, merchant. Charles F. Greene, postmaster. Elmer H. Havens, Hunter & Ha vens, director of Chamber of Com merce. Maud Mbrria Hincks (Mra. Win. T. Hlncks) representing Woman's Coun cil of Defense, wmiam t. Hincks, Hincks Bros. & Co, Rev. Matthew Judge, Catholic cler gyman. Jasper McLevy, Socialist leader. Charles G Sanford, President, First Bridgeport National Bank. Samuel J. Slawson, Superintendent of Schools. , William B. Spencer, President Bridgeport Elastic Fabric Co. Hon Clifford B. Wilson, Mayor, Martin L. Kane, Business Agent Carpenters' Union. It is not expected that each mem ber shall be in any way responsible for the distribution of stamps to the connection which he ' represents. For Instance, there is a banker on the committee, but he is no more charge able with the distribution of stamps among banks than any other. Like wise there is the business agent of a union, but It is not at all expected that he will be charged with the dlstrlbu tlon of the stamps among the labor organizations, similarly of a manufac turer and a merchant. The object of the committee is to bring about as broad and general a distribution -of stamps as is possible possibly the membership of the committee will be enlarged from time to time. At present Mrs. William T. Hincks is the only woman member. Others may be added. In any event the committee will operate very large ly through sub-committees of which a great number will be formed. SWITZERLAND IS INFESTED WITH ARMY DESERTERS Zurioh, Bee. 17. All Switzerland is amazed at the audacity of some four hundred deserters from various ad joining countries who, in solemn con clave, have protested violently against the measures recently adopted by the authorities for controlling the unde- sipable stranger element in the coun. try. Switzerland had believed that Its measures the requirement of a bond from those who had fled to the re public to escape military duty, enfor ced labor on internment in case of undesirable . conduct, etc. were un usually lenient, and regret has been expressed In many quarters that the powers that she had not seen fit to take sharper steps against a stratum of the population which is looked up on here as a necessary evil. The Zurich deserters, however, many If not most of them of the anar chistic type, have adopted and sent broadcast through "Switzerland a re solution which calls the attention of the Socialist party to denunciation of deserters, declares that . the measures taken to control deserters here are caused by the "capitualistic charac ter" of the state, and are due to fear lest the example of the deserters In refusing military service to their re spective countries may strengthen the anti-miliary spirit among - the work ing classes.-, The deserters recommended that the problem be solved, not by laws against the deserters or for their con trol, but by the alteration of existing citizenship laws so that all foreigners here would be embraced by them. The resolution concludes with an appeal to the Socialist party to take up the matter at once and do all m its power to solve the foreigner ques tion along this last line. And the Socialist papers, nearly 'If ' not all of them of the violent, semi-anarchistic type, have made themselves more un popular than ever , by espousing the cause of the deserters. . Aside from the resentment which the conservative press and citizenship express at the action of undesirable or at least uninvited guests in Switzer land In attempting to dictate the treatment which they shall receive, the affair arouses the gravest fears that It will give Impetus to a move ment to encourage the refusal to do military duty In defense of Switzer land's neutrality. The deserters' conference has for the moment obliterated party lines In the great majority of the Swiss press, and all but the radical Socialistic pa pers join in . vying With another in their denunciation of them. "Impu dence," "Nerve," "Audacity," "Pre sumptuous foreigners," are but a few of the terms that are being applied to the Zurich deserter delegates and their action. Clarence A. Barton of Cornwall, near Haverstraw, reported that when op erating his automobile near Mountaln vllle. It struck'and killed a large rac coon. The raccoon; which weighed 28 pounds, became confused as it leaped in front of Barton's car and the wheels passed over it before it could escape. William P. Larkin, Supreme Direc tor of the Knights of Columbus, was given yesterday a check for $1,000 by Henry L. Joyce, foreman of the third panel of the Sheriff's Jury. This con tribution la to be added to the $3,000, 000 fund for welfare work among the soldiers and sailors in the service of the United States. HOLIiY XMAS TREES WREATHS JOHN RECK SON - Toyland 1 -o TVVar or no war, Christmas is Christmas for the little people. lAnd we're ready with our big Toyland,to make it the best Christmas ever for them ! . - lBring them to the store. Grow young again enjoy-, ing with them the thrill that accompanies a Toy- land Christmas. TWe can make that young- ster of yours happy just give us the chance. - -o- - l yon A Gnuoman. Retail TM vision AMERICAN HARDWARE STORES (Incorporated) FAIRFIELD AVE. AND MUHJIjK ST. U. S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING SHIPS IE FLEETS Merchant Vessels Turned Out in Standardized Types Like Trolley Cars. SHIPPING BOARD BIGGER THAN THE STEEL TRUST scarcely a Day Passes But What a New Craft is Finished and Launched Somewhere Along the - American Coast Monster Program Is This Nation's Answer te Kaiser's Subma rine Challenge. This is the third article of a series on America's war prepa rations, secured from federal of ficials by the Publicity Commit tee of the Connecticut State Council of Defense for publica tion in, Connecticut newspapers. They will deal with all phases of the nation's organization for war, and will be as complete and Informative as the exigencies of military strategy will permit. On the last Saturday In November an event of great military impor tance occurred In Seattle. A ship was launched a big 8,800 ton mer chant ship of standardized steel construction with a speed of 11 knots an hour. It was finished just 78 days after the laying of the keel and was the first ship to be completed on a contract let by the government's Emergency Fleet Corporation. It or she is only one of 64 ves sels of exactly her size that are under contract. In comparison with the new 0. S. S. Leviathan an 8,800 ton ship is small, yet some 450 freight cars must be emptied into her before she Is loaded, and 450 freight cars can make a train about three miles and a half long. In the preceding three weeks of November 1 3 other new ships were completed for the corporation. They ranged in size from 2,900 to'10,475 tons.. They were a few of the ships being built in ' American yards on private account that were comman deered on August 4 for the govern ment. Altogether 426 ships have been commandeered ' in order that work on them might be hastened. Of these 33 have been finished. They are full sized ships, averaging 7,800 tons. Most of the commandeered ships are in an advanced stage of construe tion. Scarcely a day passes that does not see at least one of them added to the shipping resources of the allies. The first of the 375 wooden ships tracted for by the fleet corporation was only a few days behind the first of the steel ships In taking the water. As soon as a ship: is finished the fleet corporation turns It over to" the parent organization, the Shipping CHRISTMAS Make it a Jewelry Christmas. There Is no other time or the entire year quite so wonderful as Christmas time. The smiling faces tell a truly wonder. rnl story of cheerfulness and those who turn to this store for gifts, will find 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,' Out Glass, Clocks, Toilet and Manicuring Sets, etc. Ton. will find all goods moderately priced. Lib erty bonds taken In trade at foil value. OPEN EVENINGS UJNTIli CHRISTMAS. On Sale Tuesday DEC. 18TH, '17. MEAT DEPARTMENT. ; Pork Chops 28c 1ft GROCERY BULLETIN. Richardson & Bobbins Plum : Pudding, can 10c, 25c and . 45c. ' v Curtice Plum Pudding SOc and 55c Table Raisins 32c and 35c pkg. Mixed Nuts 20c and 22c lb Fancy California Budded Walnuts 35c lb if ill No. 1 Walnuts . . .... 30c lb Filberts ....... . . . . 22c lb 9 Prunes 10c, 12c, 15c, 16c, I 18c and 22c lb " I Baa BRIDGEPORT PublieMarket&B state and bank east main sts. ' phones. - - 9f" OYSTERS We have received-from the wholesalers notice of a decided - drop in the price of oysters. We handle nothing but Gardner Bay oysters for our opened stock, genu ine Blue Points,Cape Cod Salts and Bobbin Island for half -shells. S SiAYI FISH CO. 629WATER STREET Tel. Barnum 412, 413, 2697 " No Branch Market OYSTERS B S AN AID TO HEALTH PURE WATER A healthful drink which is absolutely tmcon taminated by impurities of any kind. State License No. 10. BOTTLED DAILY. DELIVERED DAILY. Telephone 3802-12. 7 W. M. LANE, Distributor of HIGHLAND SPRING WATER R. F. D. NO. 2, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. SPRAGUE ICE DEALERS IN ANTHRACITE AND BITUMINOUS COAL EAST END E. WASH. AVE. BRIDGE. TeL 4673-4674 Hoard. The fleet corporation is sim ply the construction agency of the board. It does not build ships Itself, but it draws up plans, lets contracts and watches and . hastens construc tion. When it has done its work the board takes control of the completed ship. Many ships it turns -over to the navy or to the army. Others go to the Italian and the French govern ments to transport much needed. mu nitions and supplies to their troops. Other ships still are intrusted to pri vate shipping companies to be oper ated by them under an arrangement assuring excess profits to the board. The Jl, 000,000. 000 steel trust 'is no longer the biggest business. The Shipping Board is bigger. Congress has authorized U to spend $1,880,- 000. 000. The Pennsylvania railroad is worth less than half as much. , . Besides the 426. ships it has com mandeered, the board is building, through its fleet corporation, 884 ships on its own contracts. Of these 551 are of steel construction-, .375 of wood and 58 composite. In the four months ending March 1, 1918, the fleet corporation ex pects to complete 1,000.000 tons of shipping. That is as great a tonnage as the Hamburg-American Line pos sessed the year before, the war, and the Hamburg-American Line was the wonder of the shipping world.,. The total program of the corporation calls for 1,409 ships of a dead wightton nage ' of' 8,363.808, all to' be com pleted by January 1, 1919. Eight Hamburg-American Lines, all built In the space of two years. That, with the work of the destroy ers, is Uncle Sam's answer to the submarine challenge. PORTABLE PHONE FOR WOODS How Forest Ranger Can "Cut In" Any where, on Long Lines. A forest, officer of Mlssor'a, Mont, has Invented a very Ingenious portable telephone, weighing only two and a half pounds and so practical that it has been adopted by the government 1 Franco-American Plum "., Pudding, can 40c and 65c Atmore's Plum Pudding, . can .... 10c, 25c and 50c Heinz Christmas Baskets, assorted ..... $3.50 each French. Walnuts . . . 25c. lb Washed Brazils , . . . 16c lb Paper Shell Almonds 30c lb Evaporated Apricots, lb . . . . .... . . 22c and 2oc Evaporated Apples . 25c lb Evaporated Peaches .......... 16c to 18c lb ranci 13 s E S 5 & COAL CO. P and Is" part W"jp equipment of patrol In the national forests 3ds season. , . : . ' . r- . It Is said that a field man equipped with this telephone, a few yards of light emergency wire and a short piece of heavy wire to make the ground con nection can "cut In anywhere along the mere than 20,000 miles of forest service telephone teles and get In touch with the headquarters of a supervisor or district ranger. To talk, one end of the emergency wire is thrown over the; telephone line, the two ends are con nected to the portable instrument, and the instrument is connected to the; ground wire, the end of which must be thrust Into the damp earth or in water.: Contact " with the , line wire is made possible by removal of the insulation from a few inches of the emergency, wire.-'-'-: ' . - The instrument., writes K. L. C lh; St Nicholas, does not ring the bell of the receiving telephone, ' but instead causes a screeching sound -from a, small megaphone-shaped apparatus de scriptively known as a "howler This Instrument is installed at the ranger , station telephone and. Is said to. give ' effective notice that someone is on the .wire. ' The transmission is equal to any standard wall telephone, conversa tions having held with it for a distance of 1,000 miles. . Flamsless and Smokeless Powder, "All ships .equipped with i' machine-. guns run a certain degree of risk from an explosion caused by the flame at the muzzle of the gun. Hence con e'flerabie study has been devoted to obviating this danger, and a young Florentine chemist is said to have re cently given a' demonstration before an Italian military commission of a new powder invented by him which burns without! either flame or; smoke and does not flare on detonation. - "Wonder why Justice is represented as a woman." v . ; : - ' "Perhaps because it is something a man is always after." Boston Tran BUljBjssnnMwgl 1 !