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THE TIMES: FEBRUARY 13, 1918
1105 MAIN 81 1H f rkniJO 1105 MAIN ST. MSS1 DILLON b "ft1 .Wholesale and Retail Leading Milliners. ThSmithMiirrayCd. io6t MainSLandwfairfield Ave. Bridgeport's Busy Cash Store ADVANCE STYLES IN SPRING MILLINERY. New Satin Covered Hats. New Plain Straw Hats. New Fancy Straw Sats. New Georgette Crepe Hats." In large shapes, turban shapes, and medium shapes. Retailed Here at Wholesale Prices. IT PAYS TO TRADE AT DILLON'S. STATE CARPENTERS ELECT F. I Sharon of Bridgeport was elected second vice president, and Frederick Martin of Bridgeport was chosen fraternal delegate to the Mas sachusetts council at the annual meet ing of the Connecticut Council, Car penters and Joiners held yesterday in New Haven. The next session will be held in Hartford. HOUSE BUILDER SUES. John W. Smith of this city, has filed suit In the Common Pleas Court against John Huber, or Huyber, ot Fairfield, claiming damages of $600 losses due to delay in payments on a contract for the erection of a house In Fairfield. Smith alleges he fur nished plans for the building at $25, which has not been paid, and that there is a balance of $61.82 due on the contract price. Because of the delays In making the payments as agreed upon, he alleges he has suffer ed loss. Victory Assured Uncle Sam "Victory" is Uncle Sam's. The famous slogan of the gov ernment in its conservation program, "Food will win the war" may now be summed up in the one word, "Victory," which is now the property of the United States Food Admin istration by reason of a formal assignment just received by Mr. Hoover. Of all the names suggested in connection with the new nation-wide campaign' for the further conservation of wheat Hour, ( being inaugurated this month' by the baking industry, that of "Victory" was by far the most popular. Investigation developed, however, that vic tory" was a trade mark of the National Biscuit Company, duly registered in the United States Patent Office and in use since 19Q1, and therefore its property. President R. E. Tomlinson of the National Biscuit Company was appealed to and promptly responded by saying it would be a pleasure to transfer to the Food Administration all rights in this trade mark. The formal assignment has now been re ceived .and the thanks of the United States 'Food Adminis tration extended to the com pany for its patriotic contribu tion, as well as for the pub licity assistance being rendered it in the Food Conservation campaign. 1MTI0NA Fancy Canada 4 gc Smelts 1 w lb Smoked Finnan 1 0C Haddies Herrings 10c R Flounders 3 lbs. for 25 C Salmon Steak. . . . 24 C lb Cod Steaks 20c R Halibut Steaks.. 28c lb Tile Fish Steaks 22 C lb Spanish Mackerel 20 C lb Young Large Mackerel Otc fsaV LAIIGEST RETAILERS OF MEAT IX AMERICA. . Greater Bridgeport Market 870 MAIN STREET Near State St. PHONE NOBLE 479 IpTIONM, 1 MARKET CO. MEANEST OF ALL SWINDLERS BUSY IN ENGLAND NOW Soulless "Funeral Chasers" Prey on Widows of Men Killed In Action. SCHEMERS PRESENT VARIETY OF TRICKS Sale of "Souvenirs" Left by Soldiers Most Common Used by Cheats. London, Feb. 13. More light can now be shed on the 'methods of that most offensive and detestable of all imposters, the man who callously se lects his prey through the medium of the casualty lists. Several cases have come under no- : e in which the bereaved woman has been cozened or badgercJ into buying from persons her lamented husband never heard of the personal souvenirs and "sacred reminiscences" thev al lege he left behind. The Bos Trick The trick requires no brilliant im agination nor great ingenuity, as the following examples will show. The first letter was from a sharpy in Bed mhister and it reached a orkshire widow four days after the announce ment that her husband had been kill ed in action. Dear Madam: I" was very much cut up when I heard of your poor husband's death. He was a thorough sport and straight as a die. He was a very warm friend of mine, and the day before he went to France he persuaded me to sell him my splendid little fox terrier. His intention was to bring it home when he came on leave, and he laughed when he said it would he a nice surprise for you. As he was my dear friend I only asked 5 pounds for the dog, but everybody knows he is worth 29 lbs. I agreed to board the dog until your husband called for him, and to buy a new collar with the name on, which I have done. I hope you can settle up with me for your dear husband's sake; he took such a pride in his pretty dog. The bill is: For the dog 5 pounds, four months' board 3 lbs., collar and name 8s.. Please send Treasury notes in registered let ter. I will send dog off same dy. The widow was unnaturally un strung over her bereavement, and to her unsettled head the letter looked plausible enough, but an astute friend checked her just as she was falling into the trap. The statement was wholly a concoction from beginning to end. There is certainly some milk in this same cocoanut, or the benevolent dog owner would not be wasting time, pa per and stamps on it. Camera Sharps A man who is pushing sorrowing widows, mothers, and sisters pretty hard refinforces his'florid fables with a camera. He is of the very common est kind of carnivora, abounding in the garrison towns or making his lair close by the training camp. His abid ing mainstay is the casualty list, am hot on the heels of a family calamity the stricken household makes a dis covery like this: Dear Mrs. With sorrow we have noticed the name of in the latest list of killed, and we send our sincere sympathy. We also might mention that he was photographed by us twice, on the last occasion only a few hours before he was called for the front He saw the proof and was very pleased with it, but he left before the photos could be finished. We will send them on to you on receipt of 10s. and 6d. postage, and you will be pleased with them as well as satisfied at having dis charged the deceased's obligation. The last photograph and the "obli gation" are the two hooks that grip the victim in this heartless fraud, an many people who could ill afford the money have been "stung." LACK OF COAL IS SHUTTING PLANTS Newark, N. J., Feb. 13 War work In hundreds of plants in northern New Jersey is at a standstill today as a result of the shutdown of power by the Public Service Electric Co. The service te tiot expected to be resumed for several days. Thousands workmen are idle in all industrial cen ters north of Trenton. Only power sufficient to supply the street railways, homes and shipping pie will be furnished hy the company u til conditions improve. The com pany uses about 9,000 tons of coal day in its northern New Jersey power plants and the inability of the fuel administration to continue the pool ing process by which this amount was furnished, i is said, made the cur tailment necessary. , ARREST TORRINGTOX AMEN Torrington, Feb. 13 Frederick M. Beno, a German alien, charged with violating the terms of his permit to enter barred zones, is locked up at the police station here on complaint of a federal agent. He wUI be taken to Hartford today. , Von Tirpitz Chosen Head tion" Founded to Bolster Up Failing Cause of Militarism in Germany Bitterness Sweeps Through Empire With Everywhere Signs of Imminent Revolt. BY T. M. DeWITTE Hague, Feb. 13 Germany today is like a kettle which is on the verge of boiling over. The country is full of disagreement and discontent. The town-dwellers are suspicious of the inha bitants of the countryside. The food than the former. That is only natural. As there is a seri ous shortage of food, the farmer is potatoes, his bacon, his butter, towner has to content himself Trust, the authorities issue orders almost daily, requesting the producers of food to deliver up their stores. The orders are simply ignored. There are cases on record of the police search ing for potatoes that were alleged to be hidden away. Of course, they were not found. But everybody in Germany knows .that potatoes are hidden. The inhabitants of the large towns are mad with anger at these tricks. There are other causes for hate. The farmers demand very high prices for the foodstuffs they are willing to sell. The best UlustraUon is sugar. Before the war Germany provided many of its neighbors and Britain with sugar. Yet today sugar is scarce in Germany. Why? Because the beet growers are dissatisfied with the prices offered for their beets, and will not grow sufficient for the needs of even Germany herself. Employers vs. Employed. So there is bitterness. But that is not all. There is also bitterness be tween employers in munition works and their work-people. The cost of A'ing is going up. Yet when workers sk for a corresponding rise in wages they are met with a blank refusal. The employers are thoroughly well organized, and present a united front. If a man should leave his gob as a protest against insufficient rates of pay, he will find no employment in his district. He will be boycotted by the employers, who besides will put the police on his track. South Germany is much more HD- eral than the North. North Germany means Prussia, and the poison of mil itarism has spread over the whole of Germany from Prussia. The Prus sians are brutal, cowardly, haughty, and reactionary. They are today in their fnelines where other parts of civilized Europe were five or six hun dred years ago. In Prussia the lords are lords, and the people are regard ed just as so many hinds. The South Germans never did love the Prussians. Even before the war the little boys in Saxony sang a song in which they de clared that they were no Prussians . The war has not made the German tribes (to use a phrase or tne Kaiser's) more agreeable to each other. The Bavarians happen to have rather more food than the Prussians. for Bavaria is more of an agricultural country. But do the Bavarians share their produce with the Prussians? Not they. More than that, the wily Prussians would arrange to go to Bavaria for their summer holidays during the last two summers. The Bavarians were very rude to their northern visitors, and refused to give them food. Of course, the Prussians were violently angry. Hated Junkers Terrified. It is clear from all this that there is much irritation in uermany, anu the governing classes- tne natea Junkers are terrified lest the ground should slip from beneath their feet. So they are frantically urging the people to fight on, and the notorious long-bearded Tirpitz has been chosen as the spokesman of the Junker view. They have established a new society, given it a catching name the Patri otic Association and are calling on the stupid yokels to hasten to the res cue of the Fatherland. Now, despite their universities and their educa tional system, there is no one so ig norant or capable of being gulled as the German country yokel. The moderate men, who have at last wakened up from their war night mare, are fighting these Junker patri ots. The whole of Germany may be said today to be divided into two camps violently opposed to each other the Patriotic Association ana the League for Freedom and Father land. It stands to reason that this kind of thing is not good for the nerves either of the soldieis at the front or of the civilians at home. What is the result? The Germans have had enough of the war. The best indication of this, may be found in the appeals which the Junk ers, with Tirpitz and Ludendorff at their head, find it necessary to make in order to whip up the spirits of the people. The recent resignations of generals, which, however, were not engineered. The people are assured that if only they hold out a little longer victory will be theirs, and Brit ain will be brought to her knees. Thev are told cock-and-bull stories that if the Allies were to be victor ious German homes would be burn ed, German property taken, and Ger manv wiped off the map. A year ago such fairy tales found believers. Today they have lost their magic. Let one illustration suffice. About a fortnight ago the Patriotic Association organized a great public meting in Frankfurt, one of the large, prosperous cities in Germany. The Junkers brought down one of their star orators a Count, of course- Count Bothmer, who was expected to do wonders, and raise the war feel ing of the people to boiling point. Off he started: "Britain is tne enemy. Britain must be smashed. Germany must keep Belgium; she must get back not only her colonies, but she must be given other people's as well. She must keep every acre of land she has conquered, and so on. Right in the middle of the speech a number of disabled soldiers who were among the audience interrupted the speaker "Why don't you go into the trenches instead of making patri oUo speeches? There was a hush of. "Patriotic Associa latter appear to have more keeps all he has for. himself his cheese and his eggs. The with very little of these things. in the hall. This was so unexpected. Then one of the men got up, and. holding up his ampty sleeve, he shouted, "How many more men do you want killed and crippled in order to achieve all your desires?" This brought down the house, and Count Bothmer departed a sadder and wiser man. Revolution. All this is significant enough. Equally so is the threat, uttered In the Prussian parliament early in De cember, 1917, that if the government did not help the people against the intolerable oppression of the military, there would be a revolution in Ger many. The very walls of the building trembled. That the word revolution should be uttered in the Prussian parliament was something unheard of. Yet is it any wonder? Food is scarce ; clothes cannot be got; . streets are dark; there is no coal; railway traveling is martyrdom; the military authorities oppress the public with an iron heel. You may not talk aloud; you may not read what you like. Life is becoming intolerable, Every family has lost some one in the war. ' Suffering is trenmendous, and yet there was no prospect of peace. All of a sudden there comes the news that Russia is willing to discuss terms. The Germans danced for joy. Here at last was the light breaking on their darkness. They would only need to bear their Ills a little, little longer. So all eyes turned to Brest- Litovsk. There appeared to be ; few difficulties on the horizon. On the 19th day of July, 1917, the German Imperial parliament passed a resolu tion in favor of peace by understand ing, w'" out annexations and without indemnities. This was the kind of peace the Bolsheviks wanted. So the German people expected great things to happen. Did the German Govern ment? They sent men to Brest-Mt- ovsk to get as much as they could for Germilny. But the Bolsheviks asked for plain dealing. No annexations mean no annexations. The Bolsheviks wore pledged to that. The majority parties in the German Imperial Par lramdit were pledged to that. The Socialists in Germany asked for noth ing else. No annexations and no in demnities. A plain formula for plain people. The Crisis If the German Government and the Kaiser are honest there need be no difficulties in the way. Peace, with Russsia would soon he in sight. But the German Government is not hon est. They are playing monkey tricks at present with the Bolsheviks. But the Bolsheviks see through the decep tions, and are going to stand firm. If the German delegates should re turn from Brest-Litovsk and tell th Germans that they must go on fight ing, an angry people will rise up, and sweep away the whole crew Kaiser and all. All the bitterness, the dis appointment, the pain, the loss, the suffering, the hardships that have ac cumulated during the last three years will turn a disappointed people against their masters. The German is a worm, but even a worm will turti. The reform in Germany will be internal. Watch the news from Brest-Litovsk. Either there will be a revolution in Germany or the world will at last ar rive at the peace for which it is long ing. (By The International News Bu reau, Inc., Boston, Mass.) . TRIED TO SPLIT ENTENTE ALLIES " London, Feb. 13 The recent speeches of Count von Hertling and Count Czernin were a collusive per formance between the two statesmen intended to drive a wedge between the Allies rather than to obtain peace, Earl Gurzon,- government leader in the House of Lords, declared in a debate yesterday in the House ' of Lords on the address to the throne. No attemnt, he said, had been made to meet the minimum demands of the Allies. He added: "The most critical times that have ever confronted this country are in front of us. But I do not think the position is at all dangerous and our military advisers do not think it is. At the same time we shall have to put every ounce of effort into the com. mon cause. If we do that I am con fident we will win and, thus save, civilization.' LEG BROKEN BY PALU Falline from the rigging at the Karm Terminal Co.'s plant, yesterday, Frank E. Abbott, an employe of the Bergen Iron works, sustained a com pound fracture of the left leg. 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The burns were dressed by Dr. Pasuth at the Emergency Hospital and Stephanto was allowed to go. home. i TRUSTEES ARE NAMED. At a meeting of the creditors ot the Busy Bee lunchroom at 907 Bar-,' num avenue before Referee John W. Banks, John S. McNamara was chosen trustee. In the estate of John Camaha who kept a grocery at 821 Maplewood avenue, Harvey W. Chap man was mde trustee. He ws placed under a bond of $1,000. . . ; The Pope favors the Red Cross movement to stop use of poison can in warfare.