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THE FAEMER: DECEMBER 26, 1917
HOWLAND'S FRESH FISH SPECIALS Bridgeport, Conn. Wednesday, Bee, 26. Forecast: Fair, continned ccld to night and Thursday. GROZIER GIVES PUBLIC LETTER ABOUT PLOTTER CITY OFFICIALS GET XMAS GIFTS; MAYOR'S PRESENT i ' i Common Council Remem bers All City Officials At Taxpayers' Expense. inursday Friday FRESH CAUGHT t 0 SHORE HADDOCK.....;Ib fcC 1.1 i i ii ii iiiuiiin i m mimm.t.'v,m m.t, u .MWMt mmtrnmr. HnRWnMVMimw"r n -n i n fi miniiir "- -r -)-- m- - United. States Food Administration License Number G08535 FRESH SLICED : 1 1 BOST ON BLUE FISH.. FANCY LARGE BLOATER MACKEREL FASQY FRESH ' ',''" NATIVE FLOUNDERS . FRESH SLICED COD STEAK. .... ... ib16fc . 16c a 12c 20c Fancy Harvard FINNAN HADDXES lb 22c Large Fancy FRESH HERRING lb 12c Fresh Sliced ' , J3TEAK SALMON ft 30c. Fresh .. White STEAK HALIBUT K 28c XMAS CELEBRATION IS GREAT SUCCESS Christmas day m celebrated at the Y.' M. C,JL'fcy open house and the day fan ot arctlrltlea ': Bowling was In full tilt ail day long- as was bil liards -while In the afternoon some fif ty 'of the children, of the ;dty -Who were not to hare any Christmas, had been searched out and -were Invited to thai Christina tree -which was aet up In the lobby, of the association. In the evening 'Mr. Peter Connors cf Troy, N. Y, now of New Haven, undertook to play three of the choice checker player of the city of Bridge port at one time. AH the activities drew goool audiences and the day iraa one of real pleasure, especially to the IStfle children who had been passed ever fey Santa Clan at home. ' Two white stockings had keen p In the lobby of the association for er- era days end the members had been i putting coins and Mils into them that the association treasury might be sup plied for the- presents for the little ones. , .'.:.;':''' .,',W.i' : - ' from various sources the associa tion had reoehred the names of chil tom 'of families ( where misfortune .made the appearance of Santa Clans very uncertain. , In some' cases they , -were the children of' a woman .whose husband, had left her with ten little one. ; - -' , 'A mmnfcer'' of the members of the ssaodailon had taken great -pleasure in pnrchasmg presents assigning them and trimming the tree Monday and Christmas fortnoon. . 1 About o'clock the lobby began to AH up, not only with the ' children Who : were invited hut with those who were passing'and 1 seeing the tree could not resist the t-B-optaiJon. - One sweet faced Polish 'woman came with - six children, an other one being in the orphan asylum, her husband having shirked im re ispoasibUity 'and left s for parts tm knowa some time ago. The appro. . clattoa of her children was something very "beautiful. " Every member who contributed to the fund and saw the (Children reeette their preaenta, oer tttiniy knew what It meant to feel that it was more blessed to gtrp than o receive. ' v-f'- '! Arkansas' Literary Discoverer. ; Bald Opie Bead to E. P. Roe, " "How do yon like Gaborlean?" "I like him very much Indeed," Said E. P. Roe to Opie Read. 'When F. P. A. ran that verse In hla "colyum" 'in the New York Tri bune he "started something:." . It la not oar business or purpose to follow what he started, but ' to Inquire a little into the life -and habits of one of the principals of the above effu sion. That principal , is Opie Read, the author who put Arkansas on the literary map and wko was born In Nashville, Tenn 65 years. ago today. After having completed his educa tion in the common schools of his native'state, ' and at Neophogan Col lege in Gallatin, Tenn., he embarked In Journalism. A - country weekly published in Franklin, a Kentucky village near, the Tennessee border. was the first to number the future celebrity on its staff. There he wrote local Hems, set type, and helped to operate the hand press. After serv ing an apprenticeship on this little paper' his soaring ambition led him to emigrate to Little Rock, and in the Arkansas capital his ability soon won recognition. He was: employed by the Arkansas Gazette, and in 187$ became its editor., -Ha held .that post until lsSl, when be was offered a position on the staff of the Cleveland Leader. ' He returned to Little Rock in 188 and founded the Arkansas Traveler, a weekly humorous and lit. erary publication, which soon gained for him a' wide reputation as a wit. In 188, he wrote. "Len Gansett," the first of his numerous stories of life in1 Arkansas and -'other parts of the South. This was followed In 1889 by "X Kentucky Colonel,' one of the moat famous of hi works, which was later dramatized and scored a great success on the stage in England as well as in America," ..For years ho turned out from three to five novels each, year, some of the best known Including "A Tennessee Jrfdge," "An Arkansas Planter," "In the Alamo,' "An American la Jfew York,' The Starbucks" and "Son of the gword- maker.'' - M - Washington, Dec. 26 ! Currency given, to reports that the Senate mili tary committee would investigate al leged connection between Maj. Gen. erozier, chief of ordnance, and the defense of Hans Tauscher. former Krupp agent, at the hitter's trial last year on charges of conspiracy in the Welland canal plot, caused Gen. Cro- zier last night to make public a let ter he had written to Federal Jv-dge Hand at the time of the trial. At the time of the trial the United States was not at war with Germany. Gn. Crozier's action was . taken after it had been Indicated " that the Senate committee might summon Her bert Smyth of New York, counsel for Tauscher, to testify as to any con nection that Gen. Crozler might have had with the defense. Beyond mak ing public the letter Gen. Crozler de clined to comment The letter fol lows: - "Office of the Chief of Ordance, "Washing'ton, June 26, 1916. Hon. Augustus Hand, Justice of the United States district Court, New York: "At the request of counsel for Capt. Hans Tauscher I write to say to you that I have known Capt. i Tauscher for 10 years or more and that I have had frequent dealings with him on behalf of the United. , States govern ment. During this time I have al ways been impressed with the integ rity and reliability of hla personal character, my belief In which has never been disturbed by anything which has transpired .between us. , I should, of course, be willing to tes- tify 'ln person to the above effect, but have , Informed Capt. Tauscher's counsel that at the present time it is not possible for me to be absent from my post In Washington. y . "Very respectfully, "WILLIAM CROZIER." Major Arthur Brlee de 6auSes, the f ather of JTaok Longer de SauHes, (Sled from grief over the death of his boo. .-... : ' : AS I AC?Tv2Tk 1 57 MAIN SX I"" "r3ii nun inm, iri iiin lli 11 11 1 mi 11 in THIS IS "BOXING , DAY" IN ENGLAND In England this day Is known as Seaang Day. it feeinc the day on Which jnnatraaa hexes were solicited and collected, and s.lao for the distribu won or Christmas boxes among the servants, jHaee the outbreak of the war Boxing day has taken en an en tirely afferent signlfteanea, nd !now. adays th boxes are fmtt to the mm who are doing the fighting In the trenches, Jn the last few years be. fore the atbreak of the war there had heeo. a decided tendency in Eng, land, AwstriaJla and other parts of the empire to give the literal interpreta,. tion to the day by holding : boxing matcaee, fSoma of the greatest peufcj in the days before the war were pail- ea 011 en uwng .l3ay, one of the most meaiAratile being the heavy. weight ebaippionahip battle between Johnson and Burns nine years ago to. day, -- . ,.;r..V .: ' ' MOEWILtENIER y.3yi.C.A.lfIELD The Ror. William Hateswertfe. Ool- hns Moe. Bt Soutapoit, has asidled to Clerk M. 3, Flasama of the superior court for a paseport to France, where he wii! be as of the field secretaries for the Y. M, O, A,t Neis ChristiaBson of 404 State street, has ' also - applied for a passport Cor France, where he will tie emtrtoyied by the etewart Con. struction Co. on work for the'u. 6, government. . - , . THE WEATHER Dec 26 For jJVb Cosmetics Uceded IF you are fortified by a steaming: . cup of. Van Dyk's delicious tea, the win ' try blast will whip roses-in to your cheeks. : 1 ; ' ; jOvr Quali-Teas at 45c V , V furnish abundant evidence 'that direct importations and direct seH. ing through our' own stores, mean better (pialuy for you. ' ' and vicinity: cold tonight Fair' and .J 4 f O-fl JOHN St.ANUM New Haven, Bridgeport continued Thursdav. Connecticati Fair, continned oo.d tonight and Thursday; mod esate northwest winds. A disturbance , central over Florida is causing cloudy and rainy weather on the south At lantic coast. Another disturb ance central over Washington is causing general, rains on the north Pacific coast, Pleasant weather prevails in other districts. The temperatures are below zero along the aorthera border from Jlontana to Maine., White River, Caiu, reported 46 degrees below . aero, Conditions favor for this vicin ity partly cloudy weather with low temperature. MANY CATHOLIC CHURCHES FLY SERVICE FLAGS Service flags will soon fly from the Catholic churches of this city, prepa rations for honor rolls of the members tk the different parishes being now under way. . St. Augustine's church Is preparing to record the names of the young men 'of the parish in the service, of , the ' United States, similar preparations are under way in the Sa cred Heart, St, Patrick's . and other parishes, -v' . At St. Joseph's German R. C. church yesterday in connection with the Christmas services a service flag with 28 stars has been 'unveiled, and itf is expected more will be added. Episcopal churches have also raised service flags, that at St. John's church having 87 stars, and St. Luke's church having 31 stars. '-: " - In- many of. the Catholic churches yesterday the Christmas sermons, dei voted to the teachings of peace, had references to 'the members of the con gregations who are serving their coun try at the front and in preparation camps. It was the night before Christmas and incidentally the last meeting of the Common Council this year was held on this night, which will live long in the memory of Mayor Clifford B. Wilson, and the impression will remain with other city officials for at least two years. It all happened as The Farmer predicted last October, the salaries of all were raised, with the exception of the mayor's, which was just wallopped until it swelled from $3,000 to 86,000. ' The resolu tion with the increases inclosed was adopted by the council without a murmur. From an unofficial source it is learned that it will not be vetoed by the mayor. Many are willing to admit that a city of Bridgeport's size can afford a $6,000 salary for the mayor, but many others believe a 100 per cent. Increase is too great. However, the mayor and other makers of the reso lution, which was camouflaged by its being approved by the ordinance committee, agreed to make up lor lost time, because the salaries of city officials had not been raised in . 17, years. . Other increases were as ' follows: City Clerk Robinson, $3,000 to $4,600; City Auditor Keating, $4,500 to $6,000. Town Clerk Schultz, $2,500 to $3,000; City Treasurer Manwaring, $1,500 to $2,000; Taxs Collector Smith, $2,600 to $3,500; City Attor ney Comley,' $3,000 to $4,000; Assist ant City Attorney Seeley, $1,60Q .to $2,600;-(Registrars of Voters- Rooney and Lounsbury, $1,600 .to $1,800 Building Inspector Rowland, $2,000 to $2,400; assistant building inspect ors,, $1,500 to $2,000; Clerk George M. Baldwin, contract board, $2,400 to $3,000; Supt. of Bridges' Burrell, $1,- 00 to $1,500; Harbormaster Lamond, $1,200 -to- $1,600; members of Board of Appraisal, $90 to $1,000; members of building board, $900 to $1,000. OBITUARY MARGARET O.. McELROY ' After a short illness, . Margaret C, Infant daughter , of , John F. and Louise McHJlroy, died Monday morn' ing at the family residence, 12S Beach street. ' Funeral services will be held TruTsday afternoon. 1 . ADMINISTRATION DIJMPS MR. TERRY The city administration camouflages its motive for the proposed ousting of City Engineer Alfred H. Terry by stating that he is a resident of Fair field and no longer entitled to the ap. pointment because he lives out of the city; As a matter of fact Terry has received reappointment at least twice while he has been residing in Fair- iieia. The mayor appointments have not yet been announced, but it is hinted that Maurice McKenna will be slipped into the office, , ? .'' -S DEBORAH OOTEH The funeral of Deborah .O'Neil was held this afternoon at 2. o'clock from the undertaking parlors of Hawley A Wilmot,. State -street. , Rev. : William H. Day, pastor of the United Cong-re g&tlonal (churchy' ; officiated. ' Burial was in Park cemetery. - JANE E. NICHOLS Funeral services for Jane E. Nich ols were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the bereaved residence, Fair' field woods i Rev. Mr. Shields ! of Fairfield, conducted the services.. Bur. ial was In Oaklawn cemetery, Fair, field.. MARIETTA BANNON. Funeral services for Mrs. Marietta Bannon were held last evening at i o'clock at the residence of her son in-law, Dana S, King, 1407 West Broad Btreet, Stratford, Rev.; Ernest O, Carpenter, pastor of the Stratford Methodist church, officiated. The body was shipped this morning for burial at AthoL Mass. , P. & E. ROAD CUTS TRAIN SCHEDULES Philadelphia, Pee, J -To release wottya powey, conserve fuel and W dues railroad eon seat ion tiie Phila delphia Reading railroad Withdrew today from its Way York service eight passenger trains, our' Jn each, dire?, ties between here, and. New .York, Severe. Joeai trains were also anuj ed and it was announced tha? a fur the eHrtaiinieat in loeai service veuid beeeme effeetjye pa Jan, 6, A rs4uetion f the namhef of- par lor ears pa trains eperating' hatween ?ew Yerif and Washington eqaai te eight trains has been put nt$ f ffect by the Pennsylvania railroad, -. The restricted passenger service, it js estimated by trafHs experts, wfl) eaaie the two railroads tj iacreas? their movement of freight By ab-jat 49,688 tons dMiy, , Iron Works , Threaten ? :.'; To Call Big Strike ' i," i - Ban Francisco, ee. dSUnless ap PEOximateiy f 0,08 iron workers em, ployed in shops 'here and jB Oakland receive immediately a 19 per cent, in crease in wages they will strike, as cording te a statement by R. yf. Bur ton, president of the Iron Trade'eeun cil, made public today, ' The employers have issued ,a state ment thai , unless the men return to work at their present wages the shops will close pending a settlement of the controversy. It is said that federal intervention was expected. t Many plants here have been engag ed in making ordnance for the army, aeroplane accessories for the aircraft board and machinery parts for the navy. , LEONARD MALHERBE. Funeral services for Leonard Mal herbe, who was hit and fatally injur ed by a trolley car Monday morning, while going ; to work, will held Thursday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock, at the funeral rooms. of Oullinan, Mul lins,, Buckley & Co., 893 Golden Hill street, , Mr, plainer a was 29 years of age and resided with his wife at High Park .avenue, Stratford. He was employed at the Singer Manufac turing Co, He, was affiliated with the Samuel Harris lodge, I, O, O, F, Besides his wife, he is survived -.ttf his parents, ' uustave and Barbette Mai. herbe of Brooklyn, N, Y, One sister end a brother also survive, - -' CATHERINE TICHY, Many relatives and friends attended the funeral ef Catherine Tlehy, held this morning at o'eioeif from the. bereaved residence, 64, Adams stree K 9 o'clock at St, John's Kepomoee Slovak ehureh, a high mass ef re- quiera was sung toy Rev, Andrew Ke mara, The singing pf the mass was by the ehHTeh ehoiF, A, delegation fFem the National Slavish society was rfeoent -t fio- sBsequiss, xnere was a wealth of floral tributes, The paii bearers were Henry Stwertesky, RUh ard Stwertesky, Frank Barthai and Joseph, William and Charles Tichy. Burial was in St, Michael's - ceme tery. ... . " ..' Fine suit;,'':-' overcoat Fine economy.; Fine , , Step into the men's clothing section, Sir Look critically at the splendid collection of overcoats and suits at $25. ' " 1 . . And THEN pick from them all, the one you like best and pay for it but $19.50 ! . Such is the chance of this week. : : A suit or ah overcoat from Kuppenheimer ! A suit or an overcoat from Hart Schaffner & Marx ! ' - ; Pick of all the handsome cloths thatlhe season has sent us! A style as full of snap or as; quiet and retiring as a man wishes ! , ( A young man s suit or overcpat or a suit or overcoat for conservative man ! 1 ' Every sort of overcoat belted and' plain, storm or dress,; fancy woolen or plain ! - - "" ' Every type of suit for business and for general service 1 ' Every one tkat kas teen $25, rigKt . 1 Q. V from the collection of today JL--3J.vf . It makes no difference whether you are tall or short, slender-or of well-rounded figure, there is a v suit and an overcoat at this special price, of nineteen dollars and a half FOR YOU ! , --' ; Main floor, rear. . . . -. '.. : THE HOWLAND DRY GOODS CO. MEMORIAL MASS IN VENICE, To Care a Cold In One Day Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets, prugglsts refund mosey if it fails to cure. B. W. Grave's signa ture la on each box. Ic. Osli Ooa "RIifMn iiikiiwv7i To get the genuine, calf tor full name i , nil v tn aKUMU yuiNiNB. Look for signature of B. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. lo. - Venice, Dec. 26 A, memorial mass was celebrated in San Marco church yesterday in commemoration of the deliverance of Jerusalem from the Turk. The ceremonial took on un usual significance inasmuch as the Austrian declared Jhat they ' woifld be in the piazza of San MaAo by the holidays. Instead pf this, there were fervent dgmonstrations over the ex pulsions of the Turks from the Holy City. , , Gen. Pershing reported the deaths of two more soldiers from natural pauses. j ' - Secretaries Baker and D&niels sen! Christinas greeting to the ftght-ci forces on land 'and sea and to their families. . -sjjj MATILDA S, OKfcTN'QUIST Folowing an illness of a; month, Matilda &; widow of John P. Oken quist died at the heme of, her son, David Okenquist, gl Lenox aveaue, Monday afternoon at the age of 58 years. Mrs. Okenquist was widely known in the West End and her death has occasioned . widespread . gloom among her many friends. Six sons. David of Bridgeport, Aryid and Carl of Plainville, Simon and Benjamin of Simsbury and Harry and Edward both in the Unite States Naval sevice su vive. Three sisters and oae brother also survive. She was a member ot TunxL lodge, N. E. Q. P., pf.Oolllns yiUe, Conn. The body will be taken to New Britain Friday morning where jlunera! services will be held. Burial will be in Farmington, Conn. FIRE AT LONG BEAGH Long Beach, N. Dec. 26 Fire to day destroyed' four buildings fronting the board walk and burned away a section of the" walk. Two of the struc tures were apartment houses and 22 families were made homeless. The property loss was estimated at $288,-000. Ferdinand Kube and Kurtz Wilkins, civilian' prisoners interned at Fort Douglas, Utah, escape:!. SANTA CLAUS AT FRONT IN U. S. AIRPLANE With the American Army In France, Tuesday, Dee. 25WBy The Associated Plress.) The 'American expeditionary force in" France eel-eft. rat 1 Christmas In ft howling snow storm which rolled in from .the mountains in , the early hours, continued all day and' showed no sign of abating tonight, .Despite the difficulties due to the storm, few features of any program were can celled, fay most of the festivities were held indoors. ' ' V ' ' ., . Even the celebration at the quarters of tne American ' air ; squadron was carried out,' although a -blinding snow swirled Into the hangar where a tree had been erected for the- children of a nearby village, There, Santa Olaus swooped down from clouds dripping white and with a pack en his back stepped from an aeroplane. iHls gog gles, cap, red suit and sack were dusted heavily with enow flakes', much' to the delight ef about 108 small chil dren who huddled within the- shelter of the bahgar It Is s doubtful that , children any where had ever seen such a sight be fore.' When the youngsters had, gath ered at the hangar Santa Claus, who was an American corporal, got into a big - machine at a nearby hangar.. He. flew off and 15 minutes later there was a whirr of engines over the chil dren's heads and an aeroplane dropped to the snow covered field before them. The children had been told that Santa had vabandoneh his old sleigh for an aeroplane, but they did not .believe it until they saw him come, down from the skies. , ' 1 , - In all the units entertaining chil dren each small guest received the present he most desired. There were at least a score of large community trees i and many smaller ones in the zone where the presents were distrib uted. Efforts were made to carry put the program of footiball games, but some of these had to be cancelled when the snow became too heavy. While Christ mas dinner did not approach that of Thanksgiving because ot lack pf tur keys ania trimmings, the army man aged to enjoy Itself cheerfully; DE. KAEL LIEBKNECHT ' Dr. Karl LJebknecht,. the German socialist leader who was : the ' only member of the Reichstag to oppose the militarist junkers of Germany at the outbreak of the war and who has more than onoe refused te vote war credits demanded by the Kaiser, is forty-six years old and is the eon of Wilhelm Liebknecht, who was the co founder with Karl Marx of modern socialism. At the outbreak of the war it was reported that Dr. Liebknecht had been shot for refusing to do mili tary service, but this rumor .was with out foundation. It is, now known, however, that' Liebkneeht has suf fered Imprisonment for his opposite .1 to the government, and this in spite of the fact that all of his comrades have been won ever . by the Kaiser. Since the death of Bebel( Dr, Lieb knecht has been the Social 1 Demo cratic leader in the Reichstag, , It was he who, in April of 1913, started the crusade against the "trust" which he declared promoted war seares in Europe for the sake -of getting con- tracts for armament anad. warships, He asserted that the Kf upps had brib ed various army officers te" premote their schemes. The exposure of this") scandal made Liebknecht tin interna? tional figure even before the outbreak of the war. The bribery ef minor of ficials was eventually admitted by the Krupps, and four officers were tried and court-martialed, Dr, Liebknecht made a lecture tour of America sev eral years ago. Dr. Liebknecht's i father signed with Karl Marx the famous "manifesto" , whioh- is the groundwork of " modern socialism. Like Marx and Bebel, the elder Lieb knecht spent much time in German prisons. After the revolution of 1848 Liebknecht was condemned to death, but escaped te England, which gave him refuge. Later he returned te Ger many and was made editor ef '"Vo waerts," the great socialist newspaper, now edited by the brilliant Maximilian Harden, and was elected te the Reich-, stag, ..,.''-.'.. LONDON ENVOY , OF BOLSHEVIK HELD IN JAIL : DankJbn. Deo, 11. (By mail.) Com rade George :.TsUserin, , who ..has -been appointed ihy the Bolshevikl as Rus sian' ambaeasdor to London, is still in Brixton lailt. in southeastern London, on a charge "of circulating seditious propaganda. Tsitserln is well known to" London Socialists J SSriled-' from Russia many years ago, ' he lived in Belgium untilthe -outbreak of the war, when he cams to London,' He la described ty his Trfends aa, man of ooneidorame intelligence, el good family and indepenkSent means, , He is a Minimalist or a, Menshavlk rather than a Maximalist or Bolshevik, ai though the i. distinction is -no- longer very marked!. His Ufa in Internment is eimilar to that of a prisoner await meals- ifrom; outside, cant .'.have books and;, papers that he' wants to read, and is- permitted to do ft certain amount" of writing, v -' i v : ' i - ' " - Another prominent Bolshevikl, who is well known in tndn, is .jJeut, atives in 'the armistiee arrangements. He was in London less than a month before, his appearance as member of the peace , parley oqmmittee, an$ several of his relatives are still here. The ''American Poets' Ambulance in Italy" announced that it had success fully accomplished its purpose and said that the accounts wou"- be aud ited in January. ' ' The -Board ef Education will con sider a recommendation today that 'Miss Fanny .Ross, a school teacher, be suspended for six mqnths.for spoken opposition, to the firaib BOLSHEVIKI TO PUSH PROPAGANDA ABROAD Petrograd, Dee, t The Belshevfe government has decided to'send spec ial representatives to all -.- countries, belligerent as well a neutral, to further the propaganda Pf Jnterna4 tionalism, , Twe million ; roubles has been appropriated fer this purpose, ' , An American Red. Cross train left Petrograd today for Rumania " with the approval of the Bolshevik, Jt oar', ried all its original supplies except automobiles,- r . : District Attorney 'Swamn announced that Notaries Pubic and Commission ers of Deeds who. charge' draft regis trants for attesting their aoeatioii-, nairea w4U ie lis? Am . ' I ' '