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THE TIMES: FEBRUARY 21, 1918
15 gmnninimnnOTmiraaiini iwiiiimiwnnMnmmuiniiiwumiuiunimminiHinmniiuiiu S 5 cBSll Estate SHS !- 1 1 ' 9 CS3 & '.tminrmiuintiniiinnniiimniiiiiiwumiiiniiiiimiiim Insupance World of Finance j HUN FINANCIERS WORRYING ABOUT NATIONAL DEBT New York, Feb. 21 The steady In crease In Germany's national debt owing to the war and the delay in adopting a sweeping plan of taxation reform to care for the increased lia bilities of the empire, already more than 20 times higher than the na tional debt at the outbreak of the war, is a source of constant concern to German financial experts. In the Berlin Tageblatt of Jan. 5, Arthur Norden, the paper's financial expert, sharply criticises the failure of the government to provide for any redemption of the war debt aside from a proviso establishing a redemp tion fund for the 4 per cent, treas ury certificates which formed a small part of the last two war loans. He calls for radical measures to check the piling up of the burden of war indebtedness. Norden contrasts with the policy of Germany, which, as is known, has cot provided even enough increased taxa tion to meet the interest on its war debt and is paying ;t part of the in terest coupons ol earlier war loans from new borrowings, with that of Great Britain, which, he points out, had raised by taxation almost 25 per cent, of its war expenditure down to the end of 1917. The argument that a heavier taxa tion of war profits, which make up the bulk of the nominal increase in Germany's capital, would interfere with the productiveness of German Industry and the fear that increased taxation of incomes would kill the war willingness of the population are dis missed as unfounded. In fact, Mr. Norden argues, to attaefc the abnor mally high war increase attained in certain industries and by certain ele ments of the population would be of decided value in cutting down the high cost of living resulting from the extravagant standards of life among the war profiteers. Norden cites the action of the American government in establishing maximum prices for steel and other raw materials of war industry and in Immediately introducing high war taxes as an admirable example for Germany to follow and speaks with admiration of the Wilson plan of tak ing control of the railroads. Norden's scheme for taking care of the state debt comprises a radical Increase in the tax on incomes, not upon capital as generally contemplat ed by German financiers. He holds that the proposed taxes upon capital merely lead to extravagant spending, while the income tax can be so ad Justed to beat heaviest upon the re cipients of high war incomes. WAR FINANCE CORPORATION The bill recently introduced in Con press for the creation of the "War Finance Corporation" with a capital stock of five hundred million dollars, all of which is to be subscribed by the United States, should be be re garded. Bays the Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo primarily as a measure to enable the banks, both national and State banks and trust companies, to continue to furnish es rential credits for industries and enter prises necessary or contributory to the prosecution of the war. The Government has made and is tnaklng through the Liberty Loans such large demands upon the lenda ble capital of the country that the banks often have been pr?vcrted from giving needed help to private enterprises, some of whicli are per forming vital service in connection with the war. The War Finance Corporation is de . signed as a war measure to give relief from this condition during the period of the war and Secretary McAdoo as serts that the mere existance of the corporation would of itself do so much to maintain confidence that it3 actual aid would be necessary only In rela tively few cases. This is no hastly conceived legis lation. Secretary McAdoo has taken the most expert advice available ai:d the methods adopted in the other countries at war have been throughly studied. The proposed law emoodies the basic pa'nciples of similar laws which have been tried in Europe. Us purpoe is to attain the most efficient use of (iir country's tremendous fian clal resources for Government anl for private enterprises, wliicrt are all necessary to tbe welfare of the coun try and our Success in this war. BRIEF NEWS NOTES "Build Toats!" is a cry as impera tive as "Build Roads!" and it is a remarkable fart that the quickest way to do etthf economically is to build with coiKicte. A usual the crowd does th talking and frestkiulatimr while a few quiet men do the work. Our marine en gineers are not saying- much, but they are working out the concrete boat. TODAY'S WANTS LOST Brown water spaniel, about 1 year old, has collar with name on it Tel. Bar, 2296, 1 . V EXPERIENCED LADY bookkeeper for steady position with established firm. Address P, O. Bex 4, City, B 21 s WANTED TO BUY ALIi KINDS second hand tools, dia monds, watches, Jewelry, clothing, p-nlrt. silver and platinum. The ' Bridgeport Loan Co, 325 Stratford .ve. B W JUNIOR RED Cr.OSS IS BIG FACTOR IN WAR RELIE Army of 20,000,000 Youthful . Workers to Be Mobilized by Washington's Birthday. When the Junior Membership Cam paign of the American Red Cross ends on Washington's birthday, the public, private and parochial schools of the United States will have been mobilized for war work in the interest of Ameri ca and her Allies. The enrollment campaign was launched in every State in the coun try on Lincoln's birthday. It opened amid marked enthusiasm on the part of the pupils and teachers an enthu siasm which has convinced the Red Cross that the movement will be en tirely successful. Each School to Be Given Charter. The campaign Is being conducted by the schools themselves. The Red Cross is not canvassing the schools, but is depending for its results upon the ini tiative of the pupils. Enrollment is by schools and not Individuals, and no schools will be given a Junior Bed Cross Charter unless all its pupils are included in the blanket enrollment As a necessary step to the formation of a Red Cross Auxiliary the school must raise a fund equivalent to twenty-five cents for each child. This fund may be completed through entertainments or through contributions from outsid ers. The Impression has gone out Unit the Individual child can contribute not more than one penny. -. This is not true. According to Andrew Ten Eyck, in charge of Junior Enrollment for the Atlantic Division, the children can contribute from one cent to twenty five cents each to the fund. Hundreds of schools in the Atlantic Division have for many weeks been doing war relief work under the su pervision of the Atlantic Division. One of tbe principal forms of work has been the preparation of garments for French and Belgian refugee chil dren. These garme ts are made from the apparel of grownups. The gar ments are taken to the school rooms, where they are cut down and sterilized and made ready for shipment abroad. Children Aiding In Many Ways. School children give many forms of service. Pupils in the first and sec ond grades wind balls of yarns for their older sisters to knit into sweat ers, socks and wristlets. They also wind thread on pieces of cardboard for the convenience of those pupils who devote their time to making sew ing kits for the men in service. Oth er children in the lower grades are occupied putting pins in completed garments, attaching buttons or cutting cardboard for pin balls. The Red Cross has found excellent workers in the children of the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The boys in these grades will work like Trojans. They have profound admiration for American fighting men, and anything they can do to help them they do with effervescing enthusiasm. So these bovs, for the most part, have been as signed to the task of making woolly cloth, two and a half inches square, put up in packages of from twenty io thirty. This cloth can be used by sol diers for cleaning and shining their guns. Another useful occupation for school children is the making of puzzles for soldiers. Nothing hangs heavier on the wounded soldier than time. The authorities of France and England have found that puzzles divert the mind of an injured man from thoughts which tend to retard his recovery. A good puzzle can be made by past ing a colored picture on a piece of cardboard and cutting it into innu merable pieces of all shapes and sizes. The wounded men then try to arrange the pieces properly. The Red Cross Junior workers also prepare scrap books, collect novels and magazines, put up Jellies and Jams, make splints and crutches and innu merable other things that are neces sary. For the successful conduct of the affairs of the Red Cross every bit of this work is . absolutely necessary. Some one has to do It or our soldiers will suffer many discomforts. And the men in tbe trenches may be as sured that It ia not going to be left un done and that behind them there Is an army of 20,000,000 true blue American school children devoting their labor to the work of the American Red Cross. RED CROSS ORGANIZES FIRST HOTEL AUXILIARY The first Red Cross Hotel Auxiliary organized In the East has established headquarters in the Biltmore Hotel, New York city, under the name of the Biltmore Auxiliary Surgical Commit tee. It will operate under the driectlon of the New York County Chapter. Spacious Red Cross workrooms have been provided and equipped by the hotel management. Announcement ol the formation of the auxiliary is placed In the box of every guest in the hotel. The number of volunteer workers is dally increasing. According to the last available fig ures In Great Britain, 843 new works of fiction were published In a year, against 809 naval and military books. ROPRIATIONS FOR WAR RELIEF REACH BIG SUM $77,843,435.35 Set Aside by Red Cross for Work at Home and Abroad. The War Council of the American Red Cross has just made public a re port showing appropriations totaling $77,843,435.35, which were made from the Red Cross War Fund up to Jan uary 9. For foreign relief, the report states, $44,657,795.99 was set aside, $2, 612,532.60 has been appropriated for United States relief and 524,323,18L12 expended for supplies, either for for eign shipment or for distribution or resale to Red Cross Chapters in this country. The latter item, the statement sets forth, includes $7,063,649.12, which is included also in the $30,519,259.60, ap propriated for work in France, as well as $11,255,417 for material for resale to chapters. According to the report, it may thus be considered as a working fund and as a liquid asset rather than an expenditure. The total appropriations for adminis tration at national headquarters and at division headquarters, of which there are 14, amounted to $1,289,292 for the last six months' period. This Includes $365,000 for divisional admin istration expenses and $250,000 donat ed for telegraph and cable service, the latter Item extending over a con siderably longer period of time. Dues Pay Administration Cost. Appropriations for administration did not come out of the War Fund, but were more than covered from the portion of membership dues received at national headquarters, the War Council says. These membership dues, which more than paid for all adminis trative expenses, were dues received before the recent membership drive was made. The report of the War Council states : . 'No expenses of administration in the United States were paid for out of the Red Cross War Fund. All admin istration is more than met by mem bership dues. Thus every dollar con tributed for relief goes to relief." The following is a recapitulation of appropriations as announced . by the War Council: From the Red Cross War Fund : Belief in France $30,519,858.60 Relief in Belgium 1,999,631.00 Relief in Russia 751,940.87 Relief in Roumanla Relief in Italy Relief in Serbia 2,617.398.7 3,146,016.00 871.180.7 1,703,(42.00 Relief in Great Britain Relief in Other Foreign Coun tries 2,635,300.0" Relief for Prisoners, etc 343,627.00 Equipment and expenses in U. S. of personnel for Europe. 5,5TO.ou Total Foreign Relief $44,57,795. U. S. Army Base Hospitals.. $ S4.000.00 U. S. Navy Base Hospitals.. 32,0OO.UO U. S. Medical and Hospital Work 503,000.00 U. S. Sanitary Service 364,600.00 U. S. Camp Service 99S.715.00 U. S. Miscellaneous 662,317.60 Tetal U. S. Relief. . 32,612,632.60 Supplies for shipment to France 1 7,063,848.12 Supplies for shipmert to Italy 1,497,964.00 Supplies for shipment to Qrext Britain 41,13i.g Supplies for distribution in D. S. and abroad 4,433,014.00 Supplies for resale to Chap ters . iiwsaa.4n.TO Total supplies .124,323,181.12 Workinff cash capital for France and U. S 5,7S5,owj.ou Restricted as to use by donor 2,564,928.64 Total appropriations from the Red Cross War Fund 377,843,435.35 From the General Fund: Headquarters administra tion $ 924.292.00 Division administration.. 866,000.00 Total appropriations from the General Fund $ 1,289,292.00 From Miscellaneous Funds.. 318,000.00 Total appropriations from all funds to January 9, 1918 S79.450.727.35 Every appropriation since the ap pointment of the War Council up to January 9 is itemized in the report. together with a detailed description of the purposes for which the appropria tions were made. For instance, the item, $4,432,014 for supplies "for dis tribution In the United States and abroad, covers appropriations for the purchase -of 297,388 blankets, 50,000 comforters, 1,050,000 sweaters, 300,000 helmets, 250,000 woolen gloves, 150,000 woolen wristlets and 250,000 woolen socks. Condition of the War Fund. The total amount pledged in the campaign for the Red Cross War Fund last June was $103,000,000, exclusive of dividends declared by corporations. the War Council announces. The to tal amount collected was $93,925,256.05 ud to December 28. 1917. In addition there has been collected direct at national headquarters, either In special or direct contributions, $3, 319,352.19, making a total amount col lected, less certain refunds, $97,226, 256.65. Included in this amount, how ever, is the known amount that was received from dividends. The War Finance Committee of the Red Cross estimated the total gross amount which it wiA receive will be $103,525,055.64, but this does not in clude a sum which amounts to $3,000, 000 retained by chapters, in accordance with the arrangement by which they were to receive 25 per cent of collec tions. Thus the gross amount of the War Fund may be stated to be, includ ing interest to date, $106,525,000, the War Council announces. Wlhen we toegln to pour concrete into ships faster than Germans can poor lead, if s a near-sighted Hun wli can't see bis Kaiser finish. May Be the Medium of Peace Negotiations SlaWn Newspaper Ij mun Pleasant A. ikovan, United States minister at Berne, Switzerland, who it is reported, may be chosen to act as medium for peace negotiations be tween this country and Austria. CARDINAL LAUDS JUNIOR RED GROSS Cardinal Gibbons has issued an ap peal to teachers and pupils of paro chial schools throughout the country to co-operate In the campaign to enroll the school children of the United States as members of the Junior De partment of the American Red Cross. The campaign opened on Lincoln's birthday and will close on Washing ton's birthday. A determined effort will be made to enroll every school in the country as an auxiliary of the American Red Cross. Cardinal Gib bons' message reads: "The President of our beloved coun try, who Is also President of the Red Cross, has Issued a call for all schools of whatever kind to become auxiliaries of the Red Cross, and each pupil in each school a junior member of the Red Cross. His desire is not only to add the efforts of all the children to the work' of the Red Cross In sustain ing the fighting forces of the nation, bat to teach by practice to the children those lessons of unselfish love and service which most be part of the ed ucation of every child if this republic is to endure as a Christian nation and remain the haven of Freedom. Services of Children Needed. "In this time of peril our country needs the services of the children as well as the adults, and in the days to come she will need still more the clear beads, the honest hearts and strong and steady hands of men and women who today are school children. "Therefore I ask and urge that each of yon make full response to the call of our President and that each school become a Red Cross atrxlllary, thus making every pupil a junlof member. It is a privilege, no less than a duty, for the children to help baer the bur dens of the momentous hours of Amer ica's trial, and in the days of her grat itude for final victory to rejoice that they have helped to preserve her as the home of liberty. (Signed) Faith fully yours In Christ, J. Card. Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore." RED CROSS AIDS ITALIAN HOSPITAL WRECKED BY BOMBS A Rome cablegram received from Robert Perkins, chairman of the Amer ican Red Cross Commission to Italy, says in part : "During recent air raids by Austrian aviators bombs were thrown on the hospital near CasteL France, not far from the Italian line. To repair the damage done to the hospital equip ment and to enable the hospital to con tinue Its care of wounded soldiers, the American Red Cross is sending much material, Including an X-ray outfit, sterilizing apparatus, many surgical Instruments and twenty-five beds. CERTIFICATE GIVEN MEN WHO ENROLL IN THE U. S. SHIPYARD C&13 it ts Cttiitp That- United Suites Shipyard Vokmtem of the need far merchant ships BvM f-s 1L torta wit to vtetory. . K a S &w Ma rime tkmtr mSrmoglk mad tkar afiumntm dm tfmmif M. ifj, E H mioB of ship, rnr mwvu thmt m pmtr-ty mmd highfy wiwnW tkm R Above is a reproduction of a certificate which will be given by the Unit ed States Shipping Board to all men who enroll in the United States Ship yard Volunteers of the Public Service Reserve. A nationwide campaign for 250,000 such enrollment is In progress. In Connecticut the agency through which the enrollments are being, made is the Connecticut State Council of Defense. Local war bureaus and town committees are aiding. The work Is directed from Hartford by Leo A. Korper, federal director for Connec ticut of the Public Service Reserve. Those who enroll are being advised to remain at their present employment until the government calls them and notifies them to proced to shipyards. ' GOVERNOR ASKS WEN TO ENROLL R SHIPYARDS "Every Rivet Driven Is Blow at Kaiser," Says Connecticut Executive. QUOTES WIRE FROM PIEZ. Urges Mechanics to Offer Services for Shipbuilding and Tells Them to Re main at Their Present Employments Until Government Calls Them and Tells Them Where to Go. Governor .Marcus H. Holcomb has requested the newspapers of Con necticut to publish the following mes sage to the people of the state: "The federal government tells us that the submarine danger is not over, that ships are being sunk faster than they are being replaced, and that ship building must be speeded up in order that the U boat menace may be over come. "Recently I received a message from Charles Pies, vice president and gen eral manager of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, in which he said: 'With out a great industrial army ready to take its place as the need for labor In the shipyards ever grows more ur gent, we cannot carry out the ship building program on which hangs the fate of our army in France, and of our allies the world over. To win the war our first need is ships, and to build ships our first need is earnest skilled labor.' . v "The United States Shipping Board, the department of labor and state councils of defense throughout the country tave undertaken to enroll 250,000 artisans and skilled mechanics for service in the shipyards. The men thus enrolled will be known as 'the United States Shipyard Volunteers of the Public Service Reserve.' "In Connecticut this enrollment is to be carried on under the direction of the Connecticut State Council of Defense. Its . central office at the state capitol and its war bureaus aud town committees throughout the state will handle this Important task. The enrollment and subsequent service in the shipyards will be carried on with a view to avoiding disturbance of ex isting labor conditions within this state. 'It should be made clear at this time that the government asks for ab solutely nothing except an enrollment Shipyards are not ready yet to re ceive workers, but I am advised from Washington that many of the yards will be ready soon. "As soon as they can be sent oat from the council's office, enrollment cards will be in the hands of war bureaus and town committees through out the state, and the eronllment of Connecticut men for shipyard service etm be undertaken. The federal ship ping board, which calls for this en rollment, has charge of the construc tion of America's new merchant ma rine. The Emergency Fleet Corpora tion is the government organization wiiich will have charge of the ships when they are completed and which controls and operates vessels now in the hands of the government. "In this grave national emergency, I call upon the skilled workmen of Connecticut to consider carefully their duty. Without question, ship building is a matter of vital import ance In our fight with Germany. Skfll sd workmen have a duty in this war which the government considers as Important as the duty of carrying arms is to those who are able to do that These men in this state who are willing to enter the shipyards, where every rivet driven is a blow at the Kaiser, are called upon to enroll for this service. They must remem ber, however, that their duty now Is to enroll and to remian at their pres ent tasks until the government calli them to service and directs them There to go. "MARCUS H. HOLCOMB, 'Governor of Connecticut." So, you are not in the mannfactm lng line because yon make promises. VOLUNTEERS. has enmUui in tha Pufilic Service Reserve topul tht Nation with tvhich to overcome ihe tuloaahae menace ana roniaiw wurs e ju TU Worid War pU be un or tot ia th Ammiem tfcMnfc, i Mow mt Om iVauer. Lxmrjkip tarned otu bring FINANCIAL OVER FIFTY YEARS 3 PER CENT. INTEREST ON YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT We think this will anneal to von nartienlarlv In vWnv of an exrjerien-n of over fifty years In banking. We can assure yon of safety, satisfactory conduct of your business, and courteous treatment. interest credited to accounts monthly. We would like to tell you about our methods. Call us on the 'phone -or come in and see us. T. L. WATSON & CO. PRIVATE BANKERS CORNER MAIN AND JOHN STREETS Established 1866 N. Y. Wholesale Prices Butter Creamery, higher than ex tras, lb. 52 1-2 6 3c; extras, 52c; dairy, tubs, finest, 5151 l-2c; good to prime, 481-250 l-2c. Eggs Fresh fathered extras, doz en, 62 l-263c; extra firsts, 62c. Apples BbL, Baldwin $3.50 $5.25; Greening, $3.75 $7; Your Imperial, $3.50$5; Albermarle Pippin, ?4$7, Rome Beauty, $4$6; Stay man Wine sap, $4 $5.50; Winesap, $4 $6; Black Twig, $4$5.25; Twenty Ovnce, $4$5.25; King, $4$5.50; Northern Spy, $4 $6.50; Ben Davis, $3.25$4.25. Hay and Straw Large baled, tim othy, No. 3, to No. 2, ton, $32$40; shipping, $30$34; fancy light clo ver, mixed, $34 $37; No. 1 clover, mixed, $33 $35; clover, mixed, low er grades, $30 $33; No. 1 clover, $33 $34. Straw, rye, No. 1, $22; No. 2, $21; Small bales about even with large. Hothouse Products Cucumbers, doz. $1$1.50. Mushrooms, white, lb., 50c; cream, lb. 4050c; brown, lb.. 30 40c; buttons, lb., 20 30c Rad ishes, 100 bunches, $2 $4. Rhubarb, bundle, 50 75c Tomatoes, No. 1, lb., 22 23c Potatoes Bermuda, bbls., B5 $8.50; Virginia, late crop, bbl., $1.50 $4; Maine, 100 lbs., $2 $2.50 Long Island, 100 lbs., $2.36 $2.63. Poultry (Dressed Turkeys Young toms, fancy, 33c; fair to good, 33 36c; old toms, 3435c. Chickens 30-36 lbs., 29c; 37-42 lbs., 29c; 43-47 lbs., 30c; 48-55 lbs., 3132c; 60 lbs. and up, 32 33c; fancy broilers, 2-4 lbs. to pair, 45 50c; squab broilers, 2-2 1-2 lbs. to pair, 75c$l; capons, 8 lbs. and over each, 42 43c; 6-7 lbs. each, 38 40c Squabs Prime, white, 6-10 lbs. and over to dozen, per dozen, $3.25$7.75; dark, per doz. $1.50 $2; culls, per dozen, 75c. $1. Poultry, Live Fowls, 36c; young roosters, 36c; turkeys, 35c; ducks, 5c; geese, 35c; guineas, pair, 70 c; live pigeons, pair, 40c. Rabbits Cottontails, prime, sound. pair, 40c; poor to fair, pair, 25 35c; drawn, pair, 25 30c Vegetables Cabbages Ton, $50 $75; bbl., $2.50$4; red, ton, $75 $120; bbl.. $6 $7.50. Celery Stand ard case, 7Gc$2.25. Horseradish 100 lbs. $5$6.50. Onions White, 100 lb. bag, $1.50 $2.50; yellow, $1$2; red, $1$2. Squash Hubbard, bbl., $3$3.75; Cuban, white, box, $3 $3.50. Turnips Rutabaga, bbl., $2 $2.50; white, washed, bbl., $4 $5; un washed, bb., $2 $4.50. THRIFT STAMPS SALE $900,000 Hartford, Feb. 21 Sales of thrift stamps and war savings certificates in Connecticut to date amount to more than $900,000, according to figures announced today at the office of State Director Howell Cheney in this city Connecticut's apportionment of the War savings fund of $2,000,000,000 to, be raised by Jan. 1, 1919, is $26,000. 000, and those in charge of the work are confident that figure will be reached. Sales are increasing rapidly in every city, town and village, and great interest is shown everywhere. The per capita sales in the state up to the present time amount to about 70 cents per person. The allotment for Connectictu is $20 per person, and it is hoped by those in charge that the state will "go over the top" by the end of the year. THREE ENLIST HERE At the United States army recruit ing station in Fairfield avenue, three Bridgeport boys yesterday were ac cepted for service. Those who en listed were Andrew O. Denniaon or &14 State street, cavalry; Clayton S. Roil rf KS4 Arctic street, veterinary corps and Richard Hirsch of 510 Fair field avenue, aviation corps. :bullard'S' Speeding Wartime Production In the mighty work of speeding up wartime production Billiard Verical Turret Lathes have proven to be vital factors be cause of their durability, meximum power efficiency and. low operating cost. Bullard Lathes embody the best that has been developed through long years of engineering and. manufacturing experiencei in machine construction. The name BULLARD is a guarantee of machine excellence just as it is an assur ance of increased production. Bullard Machine Tool Co.- ' BRIDGEPORT, CONN. The City National Bank Savings Department Pays 4 Per Cent Inw-rest 107 WALl STREET Start Saving Now THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL BANK OF BRIDGEPORT Cor. Main and Wall Streete THE RECORD OF INCOME AND EXPENSE A Checking Account enables a per son to keep a concise record of his : income and expenses and it is a good advantage in financial transac tions. Are you pying your bills by this safe, convenient and economical medium ? Tour Checking Account, large or small, is invited. JAMES STAPLES & CO. 189 STATE STREET PATENTS A. M. WOOSTER Late Examiner TT. S. Patent Offic tits nt vrv sTHKhrr rt?ttmtf,por'I' Send for booklet on patents PERSONAL TAX NOTICE Notice is hereby given "That by an act of the Legislature, it is provided that every male person, between the nf twonhr.nna and BiTh, vmn shall except as otherwise provided by law, be liable annually to pay a per snal tax of two dollars for town and states taxes, in lieu of a poll and com mutation tax. This tax is due and payable at the Office of the Tax Col lector, Rooms 4 ard 5 City Hall, Bridgeport, Conn., on and after Feb. lot, xjlo. The undersigned win be at saw of fice between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. for the purpose of collecting said tax. HOWARD F. SMITH, B 1 ag Tax Collector. MAY E. DOWNS, VS. CHARLES ED SOX DOWNS. STATE OF CONNECTICCT, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S3., SUPERIOR COURT. Bridgeport, Feb. 18, A. D., 1918. Upon the complaint of the said May E. Downs praying, for reasons therein set forth, for a divorce returnable to the superior court in and for Fair field County, on the first Tuesday of March, 1918. It appearing to and being found by the subscribing authority that Charles Edson Downs the said defendant is absent from this state and gone to pirts unknown Therefore Ordered, that notice of the pendency of said complaint be given by publishing this order in the Bridg-eport Times and Evening Far mer, a newspaper printed in Bridge port, three times successively, com mencing on or before the 19th day of February, A. D., 1918. FRED W. TRACY, Assistant Clerk of the Superior Court' for Fairfield County. B 1 a- N. Y. Live Stock Market Beeves Steers, $9.65 $13.15; bulls $6.50 $11; cows, $4.50 $9.50. Dressed beef, 1618 l-2c for native sides. 1 Calves "Veals, $14$18 100 lbs.; a few head $18.25; culls, $11$13; barnyard calves, $7$8;50. City dressed veals, 22 25c; country dressed, 17 21c Sheep and Lambs Culls, $6 100 lbs.; medium to prime lambs, $17.25 $18; culls, $12; dressed mutton, 18 20c; dressed lambs, 21 25c; country- dressed hothouse lambs, $6 $12.50 per carcass. Hogs Medium, $17.35; roughs, $18? pigs $16 $16.50; country dressed, 21 25c lb.