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THE TIMES: JANUARY 28, 1918
1105 MAIN SI fIf I 1105 MAIN ST
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SVholesale and Retail Leading Milliners.
WE ARE DISPLAYING ALL THE ADVANCE
in Straw Hats, Satin Hats and Georgette Crepe
Hats. Every color in the large, medium and small
Satin Hats $1.48 to $ 4.00
Straw Hats 98c to $ 6.00
Georgette Hats ...$2.48 to $10.00
IT PAYS TO TRADE AT DILLON'S.
ROW TO HELP "SWAT THE SPY"
Many Germans ancf Austrians in the United States de
serve to be looked upon with suspicion. ' There are hundreds
of spies in this country. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Whenever any suspicious act or disloyal word comes to your
notice, communicate at once with the Connecticut Council of
Defense, State Capitol, Hartford; telephone, Hartford, Bush
America is at war with the most merciless and inhuman
nation in the world. There are thousands of Germans in this
country who want to see America humiliated and beaten to
her knees, and they are doing and will do everything in their
power to bring this about.
Take nothing for granted. Energy and alertness in this
direction may save the life of your son, your husband, or
your brother. You can serve your country by making your
self a vigilance committee of one.
FAIRFIELD AVE. VARIETY STORE BROAD ST
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Present This Coupon
TUESDAY, JAN. 29
for 25 discount at our
annual inventory sale of
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On Tuesday we will sell
our year's accumulation of
remnants of sheetings, mus
lins, flannels, tickings, and
many other goods at cut
prices. Many of these rem
nants are marked at old
prices and would be big bar
gains without the additional
25 that customers get with
CARE OF CHILDREN WAR TIME
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(This Is the first of a series of Made-in-Coiinecticut War Interviews with
women. The next will appear in The Times tomorrow.)
i06i Main St.andi49JairfieId Ave.
Bridgeport's Busy Cash Store
Items of Interest in Everyday Needs
ESTABLISHED nt 11165
Store closes Daily at 6 p. m.
Sat. 9 p. m. Monday All Day.
Falrchild S andard Watches
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t,very waicn we sen is standard. l or it has passed a most
rigid inspection each is guaranteed by us to keep good j
time and render satisfactory and lasting service.
"Fairchild Standard" Insures Aristocratic Ele
gance Combined with Exact Timekeeping Ability.
Watches for Men or Women $12.50 and More
G. W. Fairchild & Sons, Inc.
997 MAIN ST.
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FEWER BRITISH CASUALTIES.
London, Jan. 28 British casualties
reported during the week ending to
day were 888, divided as follows:
Killed or died of wounds Officers,
25; men, 1,714; wounded or missing
officers, 128; men, 6,721. These fig
ares represent the virtually cutting
n half of British casualties as com
pared with the previous week, when
17,043 were reported.
New York, Jan. 28 Coal move
ments were checked freight conges
tion was itensified and street traffic
was bady hampered by a blizzard of
threatening proportions that struck
ew York this morning and gave
prospect of continuing throughout
One of the most important activities,
of woman in war time, an activity for
which she is peculiarly fitted, is the
cars and protection of the nation's
children, according to Miss Caroline
Ruutz-Rees, chairman of the commit
tee on woman's activities of the Con
necticut Council of Defense and head
mistress of Rosemary Hall. Miss
"Why must our nation conserve its
children? That is a question which
inspires in most women the same sort
of embarassnient that geometrical
problems cause in minds without apti
tude for abstractions. Why attempt
to prove what any one can see? What
reasons can one find for what any one
would take for granted?
"By instinct wa women feel that
children's welfare has a profound im
portance: by instinct we not only care
for our own, but are uneasy that chil
dren should be ill cared for anywhere
without our kin. And this instinct
has been fostered into sentiment and
conviction by all sorts of movements
in which women have taken an active
part and lively interest, such as the
kindergarten and Montessori move
ments, the movement for free school
lunches, for day nurseries, for 'Homes'
or for placement in truer homes, and
"The recent establishment of the
Children's Bureau was proof that the
welfare of children was, even before
the war, in the category of things
worthy of political consideration. It
had become evident even then that, if
the nation was to be built up, physic
ally and morally, its children must be
cared for; but what then gave anxi
ety to the thoughtful student of social
conditions is now a problem forced
upon the attention of every intelligent
"All the belligerents in this great
war are faced with the question of re
population. They have dangerously
lowered their resources because they
have had to draw off from the popu
lation its best .nd noblest youth.
"The nation that takes the lead in
the future will be the nation with the
most vigorous young generations com
ing up to replace the present genera
tion, so harrowed and broken and rav- ,
ished of its best.
"The Germans feel this, and are al- I
r.-ady taking means to strengthen j
their numbers means characteristic
ally thorough, characteristically lack
ing in fine feeling. Quite early, when '
it became evident that the population
Question would be instant, German
women began to protest that woman ;
dignity and right to her own person .
must be respected. They knew well j
what they had to be afraid of! And ;
now we learn that they were justifi- i
ably on their guard. The papers tell
us that the German government -is en- i
couraging 'Lateral marriages,' urging ;
married couples to obtain consent of
their partners to contract temporary !
unions with others, unions which are
to come to an end when children have
been born. Women are especially ex
horted to do this, those in particular,
one supposes, whose husbands are in
the trenches. And who has not been
horrified to learn of the carrying off
of children born of German fathers in
the occupied territories? And again,
of the carrying away of French chil
dren, of girls and of women? This has
not been purely wanton cruelty: It
has been part of a deliberate policy,
the same policy which made Bismarck
encourage easy legitimatizing of chil
dren. 'What would become of my ar
mies?' he is said to have exclaimed
in reply to the advocates of a stricter
morality. Well! England and France
also have their population problem,
anw we in turn shall have ours.
"Our coming generation must be
numerically sufficient; it must be as
physically perfect as we can make it,
it must be educated, trained and dis
ciplined to the best of our ability and
its capacity; it must be capable of
bringing into the world strong,
healthy, numerous progeny. How to
bring this about will tax the best ef
forts of our statesmen.
"No doubt the government will take
measures to meet the situation; but
all patriotic women will havs to help,
because in this matter they, best of
all, can. They must help to guide
public opinion; they must make it
their affair that in their respective
New Poplins, 29 C yd.
36 inch mercerized poplins
good range of this season's
colors , 29c
36 inch bleached muslin
and cambric "2 to 10 yard
lengths good quality 10 l-2c
Good Huck Towels, 10 C
Good quality huck towels
in plain white and white
with red borders good qual
ity - 10c
SI. 19 to $2.00
Excellent quality bed
spreads in 3-4 and full sizes.
$119 to $2.00
School Dresses, 89 C
Girl's dresses of plaid and
check ginghams. Excellent
for school wear in 3 differ
ent models ' 89c
Petticoats at 59 C
Petticoats of striped ging
ham with deep ruffle and
dust underlay. Extra good
size . 59c
Fine Muslin Gowns, 49 C
Gowns of fine nainsook in
slip over style neck and
sleeves trimmed rith em
broidery edging ribbon "run
We. mention but a few
of the many things that
may be had here in every
day toilet needs It will
pay you to get acquainted
with this busy department.
"Spiehler Smile" jQg
Each box contains wool
Tooth Brushes, 25 C
Tooth brushes in vapious
style handles good firm
bristles sanitary backs 25c
'The Smith-Murray Co.
Eompers and Creepers,
Children's rompers and
creepers of pink and blue
chambray and pink and blue
checked gingham. Made ex
ceptionally large 75c
(hie Pieces Dresses! 9 A
for Children J3t
One piece dresses of blue,
pink, and white linen round
collars some have pockets
all belted 29c
Fancy and figured ribbons
in a variety of delicate and
dark colors " 27c
Women's Neckwear, 95 C
Women's attractive neck
wear of satin and crepe de
chine. Many styles 95c
10 c yd.
16 inches wide embroidery
flouncing some of organdie,
others of cambric 10c
"Sunset" Soap Dyes,
These dyes will clean arti-.
cles thoroughly while dyeing
them. All colors 10c
localities the school attendance laws
are strictly obeyed, the child labor
laws nowhere evaded; they must com
plain as a matter of conscience to the
proper authorities of transgressors in
these respects; they must do what
they can to bring about or to main
tain good conditions in institutions for
children; they must press for, and
lend support to, milk stations, district
nurses, day nurseries, playgrounds
and so on. Every woman must, in
short, make the welfare of children in
her own locality her particular busi
ness, and every woman too, should
feel that in so doing she is perform
ing a public duty, is serving her coun
try in a direct manner, is helping to
win the war, and is playing her part
as a true patriot."
K. of P. DECREES AjVNTTUTjED.
Washington, Jan. 28 Federal
court decrees denying the right of the
supreme lodge, Knights of Pythias,
to increase assessments on insurance
of the endowment class under its by
laws as amended in 1888 were set
aside today by the supreme court.
Stockholm, Jan. 28 The long
threatened revolution in Finland is
proceeding in the eastern provinces,
according to sparse reports reaching
The railroad station in Helsingfors
is reported to have been occupied by
the Russian Red Guard. Sharp
fighting has taken place in Viborg.
Russian soldiers are said to be aiding
the Red Guard and reinforcements are
reported to have been sent from Pe-trograd.
In answer to a protest made by
Finland the Russian government said
i must support the proletariat
against Finland's bourgeoisie. Helsing
fors is commanded Ty the guns of
Russian warships under control of
Bolshevik sailors. A Bolshevik or
gan in Helsingfors says the Red
Guard got out of hand and was guil
ty or murdering and plundering.
MAY DESERT U.S.
SHIP STUCK UPON
Washington, Jan. 28 An Ameri
can patrol boat was reported today to
the navy department ashore on a rock
in European waters.
The vessel went ashore during a fog
on Jan. 26. There was no loss of lifa
or injury to the crew. The vessel wiH
probably have to be abandoned.
K. OF C. DEGREE.
Twenty-five candidates will receive
the first and second degrees at the 1
meeting of the Park City council,
No. 16, K. of C., to be held this even
ing at the club rooms, Washington
avenue. The local degree team will
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At the MOOSE
CLUB ROOMS, Moose Hall9 POLI BUILDING
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29th, 30th & 31st 1
HALL OPEN EVERY NIGHT AT 7 P. M.
Be sure and attend this Grand Bazaar, there
vill be Special. Attractions for everyone
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Se ason Tic! ,eb IS cts, February 2nd the hall will open at i p. b Single Admission 10 cts.
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