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THE FARMER: DECEMBER 29, 1917
1918 LIGHTING OF STREETS TO : COST $115,296 Congressman Enlists In the Regular Army Howl and' r-v Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Dec as. 1 Foreost Generally fair tonight and . -. Sunday; cuutuuied coldL. ' The sum of $115,296.27 is requested by the Lamps Committee of the Com; men Council for the maintenance of the elty's lighting system during the next fiscal year in Its requisition filed With the city auditor today. The amount . is approximately $11,006 more than was granted this year. The committee would add 25 new white way lamps on State street and would change 28 are lamps in the cen ter t lamps of the white way type. It also" asks for an appropriation for 58 new; "are' lamps and 66 tungsten .lamps, and the sum of f260 for light ing the Roosevelt street -bridge. HIGH COST GETS CHlINBAD Nick Camilla, of Trumbull Road, thought he had found the only possi ble solution of the high-cost-of -living problem when he went into the Bridgeport Public Market, on Bank street, and. commenced te alter the brlce marks on goods he needed. HPe might Indeed, have saved about .! oe what would have cost him 1 4.0ft, but for the keen-etghtedness of a clerk, who complained to Patrolman Harry Qreea and caused the man's ar rest on a charge of fraud. CamiUe will be trted in the city court tomor- SEEK RELATIVES OF DEAD YOUTH la telegram from the chief of po lce of Plain vllle, & the local au thorities were today informed of the death is that city of a young man mused Walter GrtewoM. and were re vested to make an effort to locate her Mb father and brother, belteved te be living in Bridgeport. Detectives are looking Into the matter ' zii inar boast OP ST. CHABLES 'A.' service flag with 247 stars, re. presenting that number of young men ef St Charles charch parish in the ITtotted States service will be unfurled f rem the church at the corner of East . .aja ana stuiman streets tomorrow. If wSl fo the first service flag un- f--- fey; s. Catholic church in this la t caurch vestibule will' be in statte4 two honor "rolls containing the castes and addresses of the men re presented 'on the setrloe flag. The vent will be mentioned during the nsasses tomorrow by the paatof, the i3ev. P, J. JflaGlvney. nraUTE HEN, BEADY FOE BIO CAMPAIGN Eecrtfoia, Deet 21. Members of the Ormeectfcmt ; army : of Four-iMlnnte Brian,'. 199 In mmber, are about to. play an important part -la. the .war thrift oareqpasra in tails state, which Is now ao-der way, .and fcy means of which n is expected to raise 236,000,096 1a Oonneetiot before January 1, lm. BfewslI Cheney, dfractor of the na tional war savtogis : committee for Ctaaaettent. and Bev. Morris Bl Al Hag bi Rocky BUI, stats chairman of the Ponr-Hlirute Men, ar making T.naX arrangements for the appear atae of ths speakers in every theatre fci Cbuseotfcat. The Tour-Rftntits Men wifl begin ttr campaign seat week, and win eootlmte until Bajtarday, January 19. Sir. Cheney predicts that the benefi cial leauns which fottjwed their speak lng in - the Liberty Loan campaigns ad other patriotic actrrlties wfll be repsnfted.-,' -' Tw persons were killed la an air raid made on Mannheim. , DIED "KTU&aT In this ctty, Thursday, Iec z7.' 117, Henry I 'Wright ef tti Kossuth St, aged T4 years, t ' mentha, 1 days. Friends are invited to attend the faster! from Henry K. Btahos'i mortsary chapel, Na. 114 Fan-field arecae on Monday, Sec list at 1 ' o'clock. . ' Those Trnihle to attend the fan ' era! may vtosr tha remains on Sat urday afternoon and evening aad Sunday. . - Interment at Xaksvlsw oetnetory. AatomaobOe eortsgeu T 18 b HOZXESi In this city, Friday, Deo. 2S, 1817. Mmer Leader. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Jrom his lata residence. No. lit Prospect street on Monday, Dec .11, it 1 a m. , Interment, Mountain Grove oem otary. AntomoMle corbece. ap y.4JiST Entered Into rest In this city,' Dec 21, 1817, Anna lionise. daughter of Johanna an dthe late David Barry of 114 Jones avenue. .. Funeral private; friends are in. vlted te attend funeral mass at St Aagoatine's church at . 9 o'clock Monday, Dee. 31st. Interment St. Michael's come tsry. Automobile cortege. , a CARD OF THAXKS , We desire to extend our sincere ttmaka to frlenda, neighbors, I. O. 0 F.'- lodge, and to all for kindness shown ns m the loss of husband and son, Leonard Malherbet also destre to thank his shop mates. Singer Co., and to all for .floritctokans sent MRS. ISABELLE MALHERBE, MP. MAIiHERBEv Sr. ap KIFEaUKNCKD btitton hole makers ' for inside work. Apply 7t Fair field Ave., corner 'of Park Ave. R. v B. Halsey & Co. T 2 b CYE- C2 I- V " SBJSJJjSjsW n.riLEOIlARO CITOMETRISTy Sh Kit UAIU Brilliant Work by Commanders and Crews of the F anning and Nicholson Results in Destruction of Submarine and the Capture of Entire Crew. Washington, Dec. 29 Full American destroyers of a German submarine and the capture of i,ts crew made public today by the navy department, show that the destroyers Fanning and Nicholson were the warships engaged. The incident was reported November 24, but few facts were given at the time. The submarine was sunk, the navy, department's story of the affair indicates, as it was preparing to attack a merchant ship flotilla convoyed by the destroyers. The navy department's full story of the incident follows : "At about 4;10 p, m. while escort ing a , convoy, Coxswain Davli JX lioomis, lookout ef the Fanning, sighted a small periscope some dis tance ' oft the port bow, extending about a foot out of water, and visible for only a few seconds. The Fan ning immediately headed ' for' the spot and about three minutes after the periscope had been sighted dropped a depth charge. The Nicholson also speeded to the position of the sub marine, which appeared to be head ing toward a merchant vessel in the convoy, and dropped another, depth charge. At that moment the sub marine's conning tower appeared on the surface between the Nicholson and the convoy, and the Nicholson fired three shots from her sterm gun. The bow of the submarine came up rap idly, ' She was down by the stern but righted herself and seemed to. in crease her speed. The Fanning headed for the U-boat, firing from the bow gun. After the third shot, the crew of the submarine all came on deck and held up their hands, the submarine surrendering at i:tt p. m. "The Fanning approached the sub marine to pick up the prisoners, both destroyers' keeping their batteries trained on the Wat . "A line was got to the submarine out in a. few minutes she sank, the line was let go and the crew of the U-boat jumped Into . the water ad swam to the Fanning. ' "Although the crew all wore life preservers," the statement continues, "a number of them were exhausted when they reached the side of the destroyerl As the submarine -sank, Ave or six men were caught by the radio aerial and carried below the surface .before : they disentangled themselves. Ten of the men were so weak that lines had to be passed under , their ' arms to haul (them aboard.' "One man was in such a condition thai, he could not even hold the line thrown him. Chief Pharmacist's Mate ElseT Harwell and Coxswain Francis Q. Connor,' (N. T. V.) Jumped overboard after this man and secured a line under his arms. When he was hauled aboard every effort was made to resuscitate him M he died In a few minutes. The four officers of the submarine and the 15 members of the crew were all taken prisoners. After being taken on board the prisoners were given hot coffee and; CONFIRM REPORT OF TORPEDOING OF CUNARD SHIP New Tork. Dec Z Officials) of the Canard line) here today confirmed previously published reports) of the h.Mnr by a German submarine of the steamer Ylnovia off the British The YmoTla, was a freight carrier ef S.SO0 tons gross. She was built In Sunderland In !. CITY COMPLAINS OF OBSTRUCTIONS Following a series of complaints to dly officials, ths United Illuminating Co. refused to remove the obstruc tions) from the sidewalks In front of Its plant near the railroad viaduct on Congress street, and as a result com plaint was made to the superintendent of police today by City Clerk Robin son. Materials) of the company, in cluding two large cable spools and pipes, have blocked the sidewalk for several days, forcing pedestrians Into the roadway, according to the many complaints made EAMES HEADS PARK BOARD ONCE MORE George ' M. Barnes was re-elected president of the Board of Park Com missioners for the thirteenth consec utive time at a meeting of the board yestotday. Eames was appointed a member of the board In 1903 after his father, Albert Xlames, had completed 22 years as head of the hoard. After being a member two years Barnes was elected president, which position he has held until the present day. Upon completion of his present term in 1924, BameS will have served 23 years.' He serves without compensation. The only other city official In the city's service longer Is City Auditor Ber nard Keating. ABCAKUM LODGE, HO. 41, I.O.O.F. Many of the older members of Arca num lodge were present at last meet ing for the year at Arcanum lodge last night and a general reunion was the result. Two candidates, who were un able to be present last week, were ad vanced to the third degree. Two new members were also admitted by trans fer. Election of officers resulted In the following brothers being elected: Noble grand, Ray S. Vanstone; vice grand, Ben Stewart: recording secre tary, Lester H. "Vanstone; treasurer, Qeprge S3. Curtis; custodian, George Ef nan; pianist,' Fred a Orannlss. ... details of the destruction by sandwiches. Though kept under strict guard they seemed contented and after a short time commenced to sing. To make them comfortable the crew of the destroyer gave their warm coats and heavy clothing.. "The German offlsers said the first depth charge had wrecked the ma chinery of the submarine and caused her to sink to a considerable depth. "The submarine bore no number, nor distinguishing mark. She was, however, Identified by life belts and by statements of an officer and men of the crew. One of the life belts, the reports said, had "Kaiser' marked on one side and 'Gotf on the other. "The Fanning proceeded to port and .transferred her prisoners under guard. As they were leaving in small boats the Germans gave three cheers. The commanding officer of the Fan ning read the burial service over the body of the dead German sailor and the destroyer proceeded to sea and burled him with' full military honors. "In his reoort the commander rvf the Fanhinsr praises the conduct of his officers and crew and gives par ttouter credit to lieutenant Walter O. Henry, officer rf . the deck, and to Coxswain loomfe. who sighted the periscope. He also commends Phar macist's Mate Harwell and Coxswain Connor, who Jumped . overboard to save the drownine German. : "The British commander In -chief, under whom the destroyers were op erating, said this in his report.to the British admiralty:. , " The whole affair reflects credit on the discipline and training of 'the United States flotilla.' and added , that the incidents showed the Fanning is a man-of-war In the best sense of the term, well disciplined and organised and readv for Immediate action. He also praises her commanlder, Lieut. A S. Carpenter, and commends Harwell and Coxswain Connor. . . . "The Nicholson was commanded by Lieut. G. Fort. The British admiralty sent a telegram to the commander in chief, directing him to express to the commanding officer, officers and men of the Fanning, its high appreciation of their successful action against en emv submarines. "Vice Admiral Sims, commanding the . American forces operating in Buropean waters, commended the of ficers and men of the Fanning and Nicholson. Coxswain Loomis was ad vanced to the next higher rating in recognition of his vigilance In eight- ing the periecone.'' CRUELTY WIFE'S ALLEGATION IN DIVORCE ACTION Infidelity and Intolerable cruelty are alleged In the divorce application of UHy Wlthall Burr of Darien. who seeks separation from Harvey E. Burr of New York; They were married in Pound Ridge, N. T., July , 1J07, and cruelty commencing November 1, 1916, and continuing for a year, is asserted, and infidelity with a per son unknown, is alleged on November J, 1917, In New York. Thsre are two children, Frank Edward, seven years old, and Muriel, three years old, of whom the mother wishes the cus tody. Leith Lwretta Boenisch Gindley, of Norwalk,- wants a divorce from Ar thur G. Gindley of New York, alleg ing intolerable cruelty from Febru ary 1, 1916, to February. 28, 1917. They were married In New York, Oc tober 24, 1915. Change of name is also asked by Mrs. Gindley. Desertion since January 16, 1908, is alleged in the petition for divorce filed by Sarah Jane McEvoy Hart asking separation from Bphraim. J. Hart. Mrs. Hart is a resident of Bridgeport, and her husband of Wat erbury. They were married August 7. 1907. . SECTION HAND, HIT BY TRAIN, FATALLY HURT New Haven, Dec. 29.- Asiiia from transportation troubles on the steam roads today's storm caused 1 .He inter ruption to ordinary pursuits in Con necticut The snowfall up till noon was light and the temperature held steadily close to the ero mark In most places. In Stamford Domlnlco Lippolus, a section hand at work on the tracks in front of the station, was fatally hurt when struck by the Boston ex press. ARRESTED FOR ABUSE Frederick Stoff, of 4S7 Helen St, became abusive, the police say, when Informed by the lady of the house at 2S7 Myrtle avenue, this morning, that his wife, who was employed there, was hot about at the time. Complaint re sulted In his arrest on a breach of the peace charge. ' ; as-. ;jk I Congressman Royal C. Johnson of Aberdeen, S. D., has enlisted as a private in the regular army and is stationed at Camp Meade. He has not resigned his seat in congress. HENEY PLANNING TO EXTEND N, E. PACKING PROBE Boston. Dec 29. Control by the packers of the hide and leather In dustry, as well as the rendering bus iness, with its many .branches was indicated by the evidence elicited by the federal trade commission which closed for the time ibelng its local In quiry Into the country's meat Indus try today. As J. H. Maloney of the Brighton Dressed Meat Co. told of selling hla hides to the American Hide & Leather Co.. Francis J. Heney, the commis sion's special counsel, asked whether he was aware that that was a Swift concern. The rendering company which took the waste of Mr. Maloneys company and the property owners he paid rent to, Mr. Heney said, were directly or indirectly in control of the Swifts. ..,..' , - i : The witness did not. know. The story of an attempt to operate an independent rentdering , company was related Jv William (M. McDonald, at present eneaged In the wholesale meat business In this city. , . . McDonald said he wt $50,000 capital into the renderrlniar nlant and borrowed an , additional toO.QOO from, the Ex change Trust Co. p-f this, city. . "At what rate?" asked Mr. Heney. . "A $5,000 bonus for six months, a sliding scale of. interest, starling at 10 per cent ahd decreasing to 8 and 6 per cent In addition I gave them a mortgage on the plant ahd $100,000 in bonds which tied me up so I could not raise any more money on the property,--" the witness answered. . At first, McDonald said, he had more business than he could attend to, but later he began to . feel com petition and the bank commenced to press him for money. To . satisfy their demands, he said, he gave up bit by bit all his property, lost his health and finally the plant but paid his indebtedness in full. . In adjourning the session t oenable the commission to return to Washing ton this afternoon Mr. Heney said the surface ' had only ' been scratched In New England and that he planned to return soon to finish the investiga tion. President John J. Martin of the Exchange Trust Co. denied today testimony given at the federal trade commission inquiry into the pr eking business, to the effect that his bank had charged "William McDonald 10 per cent, interest on a loan, or that the bank had accep'.oJ a bonus for making the loan. ' j BRITISH LABOR UNIONS PROTEST FOOD SHORTAGE London, Dec. ' 29 The national convention of the trade unions, labor party and war emergency workers passed resolutions today protesting against "the sufferings now being un necessarily inflicted on the mass of urban consumers by the -prolonged delay of the government in organiz ing an equitable system of distribu tion of the supplies of food," and de manding equal sharing among . all families, without distinction . as to wealth or class, with compulsory re tloning. Robert Smillie of the Miners' union warned the government, in moving the resolution, that "a grave crisis is arising in this country and may break out unless the government-endeavors to act fairly to all." The whole policy of the govern ment, declared Bevan, of the Dock Workers' union, had been to "play into the hands of the American ring." "Talk of food control there will soon be nothing left to control, h said. ' 1 2,000 PIGEONS ARE WANTED IN ARMY Baltimore, Dec. 29 Baltimore' has been asked by the pigeon department of the Signal Corps, U. S. A., to sup. ply 2,000 homing pigeons for use of American forces In France at the earliest possible date. A meeting of fanciers of the city was held last night to formulate plans for supplying the birds. It is ex pected that a supply of pigeons will be available by the middle of Febru ary. It has been found that homing pigeons can carry messages undet circumstances in which the wireless and the telephone cannot be em ployed. Ninety-seven per cent, of the messages sent by carrier pigeons have come safely through. Provost Marshal (general Crowder, announced that the next call for draft Tien will not be Issued before Febru ary 16. ( "Fine ov Fine eco Look critically at the splendid collection of overcoats and suits at $25. ' And THEN pick from them all, the one ycfu like best and pay for it but $19.50! ' Such is the chance till Monday night. , ' : ' , A suit or an overcoat from Kuppenheimer. . - , A suit or an overcoat from Hart Schaffner & Marx ! Pick of all the handsome cloths that the season has sent us ! - A style as full of snap or as quiet'' and retiring a.s a" fnan wishes ! , . '', . . ' .. , .- " -. 1 . A young 'man's; suitor; qverqoat-jTfJa; sultiorsverc ior conservative man ! r :H - ...ik vFsIssChIjT- Every sort of overcoat belted and plain "istorm oh'''a&$$ fancy woolen or plain I - Every type of suit Every one tkat Las been i $25, rigkt from tke collection of today It makes no difference whether you are tall or short, slender -"i or of well-rounded figure, there is avsuit aftd".aM"QVexco , this special price of nineteen dollars and a half-FOR-YOll!S THE HOWLAND DRY GOODS GO.: AMERICANS ARE NEEDED IN FRANCE n New Tork, Dec. 29 Walter N. Ker- nan, Overseas Commissioner for the Knights of Columbus, who has Just re turned to this country from Persh ing's headquarters, says there is great need in the war swept districts for able bodied men of the Various trades, but that no man. under forty years of age should be sent abroad tor other than active service with the fighting forces. "Lots of Americans are doing good work in France," continued Mr. Ker nan, who is a New York lawyer and a son of the late United - States Sena tor Francis Kernan, "and there are also lots of them who should be back on this side. Among the , latter are women as well as men who either have finished their particular work, and have remained out of curiosity, or who have gone abroad merely as sight seers." TAKE MUNITION PLANTS INVENTORY Washington, Dec. 29 The govern ment is taking an inventory of all the plants In the oountry capable of pro ducing munitions and whose output at any time in the past, In whole or in part, has been munitions. Thou sands of smaller plants scattered over the country have gone Into the muni tion industry on a limited scale. Fac tories engaged in manufacturing farming implements have during the last three years found the business profitable. Many of them are now Installing machinery to go into the manufacture on a big scale. Whether or not a secreary of muni tions is created, whoever is responsi ble for the furnishing of the Ameri can armies with munitions faces a heavy task. The determination man ifested now is to develop forehand edness In this important part of the war program. U. S. SUBMARINES COPIED BY FRENCH Washington, Dec. 29. American built submarine chasers on duty ini French waters have proved so. satis factory to the French naval authori ties that the navy's 110-foot type boat may be copied (by the French. A recent French report on the sea worthiness of the little craft told how a storm drove a French light cruiser and several destroyers to shelter, leaving only an American-buiK chaser on guard with a fleet of mecfa&ntraen the vessels were convoying. Fine V PH i SOU for business and for STATE COUNCIL SUGGESTS WAYS rr : TO SAVE COAL : Hartford, Dec 29 Radical changes in methods of- daily living, more sweeping probably than have pre viously been officially suggested any where in the United States, are- pro posed in a letter sent out today by the committee on fuel, conservation of the Connecticut State Council of Defense to all the local fuel commit tees in the state. The suggestions aim at a saving of coal by red'ucfn? ths hours; Within which certain public semipublic places are to be kept open each day. They include the follow ing proposals: That saloons, theaters, and other places of amusement be open fewer hours each day; the churches hold union services which', would alio1"? some of them to close for the dura tion of the war; that country' clubs close wholly or partly; that the holi day recesses of schools be extended, and that private green houses be closed entirely. ; Among the proposals to be taken up at community meetings is one to car-, tail the hours of saloons from 8 ; a. m. to 9 p. m. Cardinal Gibbons has already Issued an appeal to this ef fect ' WOMEN NURSES FOE HOSPITAL SHIPS Atlantic City, Dec. 29.Mrs. Mini cent Watson, & prominent Chelsea -woman, was yesterday made defendant In a suit for J4.000 in the distnet court for having attended services in Christ Methodist Protestant church 'on tihe morning ami evening of Dec. 16 aid similar services Dec. 23. The .chaijre is trespass. ' " ""''" f Suit was Instituted by Lee F. Wash ington, attorney for the i 'church, kt the Instance Ktt the elders; who had Mrs. W&teon "read out" of the ehilrth some time ago, following aisansa tional hearing of charges of" slaiider. against one of the deacons. :' ' The complaint states that the plain tiff was "In possession of the church" on the dates named and that she "uti-i lawfully, wilfully and intentionally en tered upon said land" after (being for bidden artdi in spite of the plaintiffs protest. The church la demanding .1.000 ?n each of the ifour counts in addition to the costs of the suit. ; Seoretary of War Baker told the Senate Inquiry Committee that con ditions at the camps were improving. -7 'JP1 HUM JCnWjihsisssiii ' " general serviceHM : rrzor l TAXI A BABE SIGHT ; IN BERLIN STBEETS Conditions In BerUn and ' other parts of Germany : are -revealed jin newspapers from the German capital which have just reached New Tork. "Taxicabs wfll-! disappear", alto gether in Berlin,1" says the Tageblatt. "At present there are 270 ' tajdeabs operating, in"' Greater Berlin, but one sees not more than from' 15 to 200 cars in the streets, owing to the dif ficulty in obtaining gasoline. ' All the taxicabs are without-rubber tires, and the supply ' of ' gasoline wilt' br - ex hausted soon." '''' r- VU-.,-:t Prof. Dr. ThopiaaJ'-dlreotor f the Pharmaceutical Institute-" In Berlin, states in the Vosslsche Zeitungthat "since the outbreak of the war 10,000 substitutes have appeared on ths market, of which not less-than 7,000 are substitutes for food.- s A telegram received by -the- same paper front Posen Bftysr" mPT "The commander of th Fifth Army Corps has "ordered thatv -wlng--td the lack of coal, all stores throughout the Province of Pbseri have 'td'-efose at 5 P. M." The Tageblatt of Nov.-3 'gives no tice to its readers that "Owmg to the increasing cost of raw materials,' High er wages, &c, the price per copy" will be increased from 6 pfemiig'tb 10 pfennig (about 2 1-2 cents) begin ning -Deo." , ISrr.'ThliSaBiS.-Sctlon has been 'taken By the' Vosslche .Settling-, Vorwaerts,:.: XVeutsche "Tagxei-. tung, iGermania, Zettung EOn "Mittag, Lokal-Anzeiger and 'AbendpoSC" i OVERHEATING A CAUSE OF BLAZE - An overheated furnace, In the house at 521 Connecticut-avenue,-' set fire to j cellar beams, at ten A'olook? this morn Ung, and was resDonsible..for bringing j firemen out for a..cuii-,tn, the cold 'mot-nine ,.a,ir, The blaze, caused trl fiingdaihasfe, Ad 'was' eanHyj-idln-Vuished. -An- alarm was soHmdaattiom Box S 7 . a . few ., minutes s after ten o'clock., . . .".S The Red Cross iriv'e. Ill'Manhattan When theNew,ork,night schools reopen a special course will be given for women iif tpsjchlne shop work. : Count Juifus jindrassy; tdrtnir1 Hun arian Premier, .declared itlia, i'the United States, must save'the "Entente." Dr. George M. Forbers, of the TJnl versity of Rochester, opposed teach ing of German In elementary schools.