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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.
(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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
E. H. Dillon, merchant.
Charles F. Greene, postmaster.
Elmer H. Havens, Hunter & Ha
vens, director of Chamber of Com
Maud Mbrria Hincks (Mra. Win. T.
Hlncks) representing Woman's Coun
cil of Defense,
wmiam t. Hincks, Hincks Bros. &
Rev. Matthew Judge, Catholic cler
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.
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.
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.
Toyland 1
TVVar or no war, Christmas
is Christmas for the little
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.
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l yon A Gnuoman. Retail TM vision
Merchant Vessels Turned Out
in Standardized Types
Like Trolley Cars.
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
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.
On Sale Tuesday
DEC. 18TH, '17.
Pork Chops 28c 1ft
Richardson & Bobbins Plum
: Pudding, can 10c, 25c and
. 45c. ' v
Curtice Plum Pudding
SOc and 55c
Table Raisins 32c and 35c
Mixed Nuts 20c and 22c lb
Fancy California Budded
Walnuts 35c lb
No. 1 Walnuts . . .... 30c lb
Filberts ....... . . . . 22c lb 9
Prunes 10c, 12c, 15c, 16c, I
18c and 22c lb " I
state and bank east main sts.
' phones. - -
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.
Tel. Barnum 412, 413, 2697 "
No Branch Market
A healthful drink which is absolutely tmcon
taminated by impurities of any kind. State License
No. 10.
Telephone 3802-12. 7
W. M. LANE, Distributor of
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.
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
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
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
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