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THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES
. uuu cveiiiiiij runner. (FOUNDEI) 170.) ' i PabHihed by The Farmer Publishing Co, 179 Fairfield Are, Bridgeport, Conn. DAILY . . 60c month. 'jM.OO per year WEEKLY.. $1.00 per year in advance PHONE ' EDITORIAL PHONE BUSINESS OFFICE Barnnm 1W DEPARTMENT Barnum 12 S 7 FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Brunson. New York, Boston and Chicago MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' . The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication at all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. Entered at Post Office,' Bridgeport, Connecticut, as second class matter. TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 1918. MOVEMENTS OF TROOPS T HE CENSORSHIP rules speak in strong language of the A necessity laid upon the press to be silent regarding all movements of American troops. Yesterday the evening papers of Bridgeport, knowing of certain troop movements, refrained from publication. But this morning allegations regarding the movements of such troops ;were made all over page one of The Telegram, which apparently distributed the same news to the world, for it appeared in press despatches. i . s i The Telegram stories were not only a violation of Jhe sound ; precepts of the censorship, because the location of an Ameri can unit was disclosed, but the publication was also objection ; able, because it afforded a clue to the particular places "at which : guards, or small detachments, would Jbe located, tnus lacmtai line assaults unon them and the murder, or assassination of 'soldiers. It will be remembered that guards have frequently been ikfflfid in America, hv Dersons shooting from cover. It is for i the protection of these isolated posts that newspapers are re : quired to furnish no information, that will give directly, or by I inference, information regarding any post at which any sen finel or patrol will probably be stationed. We assume that the management of The Telegram was : merely thoughtless, but it has a number of times before printed J news of this nature, such as the arrival of sailors and a state j mont of the ships to which they were attached, as indicated by 1 the bands upon their hats. Here again the censorship is rigid, requiring no news that , will give clue to the situation of ships. The fact that a troop movement is generally known in' the vicinity of its occurrence does not justify publication. To this point the rules are spe cific. The American censorship rules are the most generous in the world. The newspapers wish to keep them so. The news ; papers desire that no information shall go to the enemy by in- advertance on their part. The Telegram will please be more careful hereafter. KEEPING TERMINALS CLEAR L AST NIGHT the committee raised to clear the Bridgeport ' freight terminals was able to announce the work well toward completion- This morning a heavy snow is falling. storm is general over large sections, which will make move ment of traffic more difficult than it already was. The measure of the injury to freight transport inflicted by this storm, is also the measure of the diligence and co-operative power of American business men. If all or most of the cities of America have taken such steps as were taken in Bridgeport, the storm will do little damage compared with that which will otherwise follow from the con gestion of terminals. Every crowded terminal is a blow at American prepared ness more terrific than German submarines will inflict by sinking American ships. A submarine when it sinks a ship prevents from four to eight or ten thousand tons of freight from reaching Europe. But a break down of transport holds hundreds of ships in New York; harbor, loaded with hundreds of thousands of tons. When this war is over, and its events are scrutinized in their sequence, it will be found that the greatest damage done to the Allies was not" by German guns, but by their own inter , nal unpreparedness. And this preparedness will be found to consist less in lack of manufacturing power, than it lacks of co ordinating power. In America, business has been largely individualistic. The American manufacturing unit, take it as it goes, has greater pro ducing power than any other. This individualism has caused American business to neg lect those means by which the many may be used as one. What does it profit, in a military sense, to make goods, if they can not be delivered where they are wanted, when they are want ed? " The five days "suspension of industry was a shock. It should have shocked every American into the understanding that transport must be speeded up. A great deal of work has been done, but more must be done. Empty the cars; keep them moving. for the Spanish American war, the government has performed magnificently a gigantic task. Measured by .the period con sumed by Great Britain, the work done by the American government becomes even more admirable. The measure of a great per formance is not the detail in which it might have been im proved, but the tremendous ac complishments wThich marked the passage of . this country from a state of defenselessness to a state of intensive organiza tion. The earlier attacks of the group that now wishes to sub stitute for a machine that runs better every day, show them to be same group who tried to shout Josephus. Daniels out of the navy. Daniels appeared with an organization so perfect, they have abandoned the attack on him, and they have select ed Secretary Baker, who has a larger job, and is newer to it. There is a standard by which the sincerity of these men may be estimated. It is the indigna tion which the president ex presses, in his statement, this morning. The president wel comes every honest effort to help; he is charitable toward every person who honestly tries, and blunders. But he has no hesitation removing blund erers. He denounces this latest effort, hateful in its origination and pro-German in. its conse quences. The American peo ple also denounce it. What folly to take from the hands of men who have done so well, the management or af fairs, to put them into the hands of others who will be without knowledge, skill, or experience, in the things that have been done, which are part and parcel of what remains to be done. AUSTRIAN UNREST rHE MOST recent Austrian news declares that the Austrian working classes, mov ed by Bolsheviki propaganda and President Wilson's speech, are agitating for peace. The disturbances are repre sented as of great extent, and paralyzing to industry. It may yet happen that Eu ropean peace will be brought about by a. working class rebel lion, which, would not need to be accompanied by violence to be successful. REORGANIZE U. S. JUNIOR RESERVES AS AID TO NAVY New York, Jan. 22. The United states junior naval reserve, whose object is the training of boys and men to man the Increasing' tonnage of the American merchant marine, has been reorganized In order that its work may become "wholly national with the erection of waterside schools at all important ports" on the Atlan tic and Pacific , coasts, It was an nounced here today. Among the new officers are Dr. Wil liam x. Hornaday, director of the Bronx. zoo, acting- president; Commo dore J. W. Miller, president of the National Nautical Training associa tion, first vice president; P. H. W. 'Ross, president of the Natianal Ma rine League, second vice president. (Mrs. Walter McLean, wife of Rear Admiral McLean, commandant of the Norfolk navy yard, has been named president general of the women's aux iliary of the reserve. RUSSIAN DICTATORSHIP WHEN LENINE gave his order to dissolve the constituent assembly he began the task of setting up a dictator ship in Russia. The Assembly was plainly not composed of men a majority of whom were for the Bolsheviki. The social democrats had a marked plurality. It will need a very strong arm to control Russia after this usurpation of power. Napoleon dispersed the constituent as sembly at a time. Cromwell did it before him. It has often been done by kings. But a king on his throne, or a general at the head of a victorious army represents a different species of power than Lenine yields, who leads an army that will not fight, and a people who mostly are indisposed to follow. The only justification of a dictatorship is its power to es stablish order with the strong arm. It is to be seen whether the Bolsheviki government can accomplish this difficult task. MAKING ANARCHY 'rp HE SENATE, aided by GoL Roosevelt, and the Democrat, , X Chamberlain, is marching toward anarchy. , n Judged by all past criterion, excepting only Germany, the United States has exhibited more organizing power' than any other people, and Germany had been diligently preparing, dur ing forty years, for an event toward which the Kaiser was con stantly marching. . . Measured by early civil war preparation, by preparation NO BASKETBALL GAME TONIGHT IN BRIDGEPORT HALL Owing to the orders of the United States Fuel Administartion, relating to amusements, the scheduled basket ball game between the Blue Ribbons and Dambury will not be played to night at Colonial hall. ATTORNEY ELDER DEAD. Boston, Jan. 22 Samuel J. Elder of this city, one of the leading law yers of New England, who was one of the senior counsel for the United States government before the Hague tribunal in the (North Atlantic fishery arbitration with Great Britain in 1910, died suddenly " while visiting his daughter in a hospital today. DELIA SWORN IN. Paul P. DeLia was elected alder man of the Seventh district at the Common Council meeting last night. He succeeds Attorney George N. Kln kelstone, who was recently appointed clerk of the city co'urt. DeLia is a Republican and has been Italian in terpreter at the superior court for several years. GERMAN RAID FRUITLESS. Paris, Jan. 22 "A German raid west of iNavarin farm, in Champagne, was without result," says today's of ficial statement. "In tHe region ol Auberive French patrols brought back prisoners. There is nothing to report from' the remainder of the front." - oe p. w. CONSERVATION PERIOD Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the store closes at 5 o'clock. Important Clearance Sales Before Inventory Housekeeping Linens During our January Sale, naturally there were left hundreds of small lengths of Table Linen, Towelings, White Linens, Art Linens, Plain and Fancy Huck Toweling, etc. i Towels and Toweling Fancy Turkish Towels, slightly mussed from handling, best grades, were $1.25 for 98 cts. each $1.00 79 cts.. 85 cts. 65 cts.. 59 cts.' 45 cts." 39 cts. 29 cts. Linen Turkish Towels, natural color, a good gen erous size, the kind that "take hold." A small lot only. regular price $1.00 for 85 cts. each. $1.25 $1.00 $1.50 . $1.25 Ribbed Turkish Towels. Our last supply of heavy ribbed bath towels that regularly sell at 39 cts. ' offered1 at 29 cts. each. Turknit Towels. Twenty dozen of these soft white Turknit Towels,' regular prices 12 and 15 cts. to close out at 10 cts. each. Turknit Bath Sets; A few sets left from the holi day trade, plain white or white with pink and blue borders, seven pieces. These were priced at $1.50 to close out at $1.25 a set Turkish Face Cloths. Fifty dozen Face Cloths, extra fine quality, plain' white or white with fancy borders. Some of these are slightly soiled, but are all from our own stock. Regular price up to 15 cts. to close out at 9 cts. each' or $1.00 a dozen. Huck Towels, hemmed, some all linen, others half lined, regular prices 50 and 59 cts. for 39 cts. each. Figured Huck Towels of pure linen, hemstitched, size 18 x 34 inches; three attractive designs to select from, were 95 cts. to close out at 65 cts. each. Huck Towels. One lot plain white Huck Towels, hemmed, size 18 x 36 inches. A heavy quality which makes a good every-day hand towel, regular price 19 cts. for 15 cts. each. Glass Toweling, white with blue stripes, 18 inches wide, regular price 16 cts. a yard. to close out at 12 cts. a yard. Unbleached Toweling. One thousand ' yards of serviceable unbleached Toweling, half linen, 18 inches wide, soft and absorbent, regular price 17 cts. a yard. to close out at 14 cts. a yard. Luncheon Cloths ' - One lot of Mercerized Damask Luncheon Cloths, hemstitched, size 5-4. These cloths are slightly soiled, otherwise in perfect condition, thaMlesigns are attrac . tive, and we may not be able to offer them at such a low price for a long time. $1.25 each. Table Mats Asbestos Table Mats, odd sizes, made of best grade asbestos. Bring measurements of your table . and if you find a mat to fit you have a genuine bargain. All mats to close out at . 1 less than half original prices. Linen Shop, third floor. Muskrat Coats, forty-two inches long, ' made with full sweep and borders,, were $195.00 now. J 150.00 Muskrat Coat, made with full sweep, belt ed model, regular price $125.00 for $95.00 Satin Hats High in favor, a prac tical material is satin for between seasons, and the colors are charming. From $5.00 up. Second floor. Learn about Fashions for spring It beguiles the weary time of war, and Ameri can women must '"carry on."- Standard Fashions for February. February Designer ready. Main floor. Boudoir Slippers of kid Black and tan leath ers, with pom-pon, all sizes, special at $1.19 Spats for Women Brown, dark gray, light and dark fawn, at $1.29 A Shoe Special for children Broken lines of sizes in school shoes. Sizes to 11, liy2 to 2, all widths, $2.75 and $3.25 Second floor. Sale of Blankets White Wool Blankets Thirty pairs of Blankets, large proportion of wool, white with attractive pink or blue borders, fin ished with mohair bindings, large double bed size. Some of these are slightly soiled. to close out at (J EJ a pair -m 1 a lTQ TT n 1 51.TI ifPTJs f Fifty pairs Gray Cotton Blankets, with fancy borders in pink or blue, size 54 x 74 inches. A few of these are soiled from handling, otherwise in perfect rendition. Comfortables ' Two lots of Comfortables, filled with soft white cotton, silkoline coverings, in full double bed sizes. These comfortables will prove both warm and durable, and are offered at the special price of $2.25 and $3.50 each Third floor.