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mE TIMES : MAECa 26, -1918 WILL PAY DUES GREAT SCARCITY 2C IHI 9 TO 10 SPECIAL EGGS- AM GUARANTEED Doz. 43 c 10 TO 11 2,000 LBS. SUGAR CURED SMOKED SHOULDERS lb 24c 9 TO 10 MORNING 9 TO 10 OF FOOD EXISTS AMONGMEXICANS FOR MEMBERS IN FORGES OF U. S. Porterhouse Steak lb 23 ROUND SIRLOIN l AA LEAN CHUCK ROAST BEEP R Oc PRIME RUMP ROAST BEEF Ib 22c Many of the Poor Are Starv EIk3 Receive Liberal Gift ing and Even Well to Do Suffer From Lack. From M. J. Jordan for Members in Service. LEAN FRESH 4 BOILING BEEF lb 1 BONELESS POT ROAST BEEF ib 23c ' Jr ''jbsfyi :3sa J ,,l""'"l"l . . '"""i Oyi A A n TTTT T TTl m IT 7 1 s a wmm $30. Buys Either of These Great Home Entertainers and Any Five 75c Double Disc VICTOR or COL UMBIA RECORDS of Your Own Choice .... VICTROLA OR GRAFONOIA 10 RECORD SELECTIONS -Total Cost of Either Outfit $33.75 COME IN AND LET US DEM ONSTRATE THESE MACHINES WISSNER Pianos and Player-Pianos at Factory-to-Home Prices 923 Main Street Phone 3500 Barnum COUNTRY ONE OF THE MOST FERTILE Flour, Butter, Sugar, Sell at Double American Prices But Hard to Get. IT PAYS TO PAY CASH. THE UNITED DEPT. STORES, Inc. Main and Golden Hill Sts. The Busy Corner. SALE ALL THIS WEEK Easter Dress Sale WOMEN'S AM) MISSES' SAMPLE DRESSES 98 . AS to' Spring's Newest Styles Values t0 M 2 HJeach $25 $25.00 Georgette Crepe Dresses Sale Price $14.98 $25.00 Crepe de Chine Dresses ...Sale Price $14.98 $25.00 Jersey Cloth Dresses Sale Price $14.98 $25.00 Satin Dresses ....Sale Price $14.98 $22.50 French Serge Dresses... Sale Price $14.98 $22.50 Taffeta Dresses Sale Price $14.98 " Newest Stylest. Latest Spring Colors. All Sizes. Special Sale Sample Dresses S7.98 S3.9S $9.98 $12.98 All Materials Styles Sizes Colors. ABOUT 80 MEN IN THE ARMY AND NAVY Announced at Banquet in Honor of Retiring Exalted Ruler, P. F, Bellew. Easter Waist Sale Values A A ILOOeac Sale of Voile, Lawn, Crepe, Batiste and Novelty Lace Trimmed Waists. Sizes 36 up to 50 Bust. 1,000 "Waists on Sale Chihuahua, City, Mexico, March 26 - Food is so expensive and so difficult to obtain in Mexico, one of the most fertile countries in the world, that the poor are suffering want and even starvation while the more prosperous Mexicans find it difficult to provide sustenance for their families. Prices of food in the United States, even if considered by American house wives to be high, are not to be com pared with those prevailing in Mex- ico since the embargo was placed on the exportation of foodstuffs from the United States to neutral countries. An opportunity to compare Mexi can prices for staple articles with those obtaining in the United States is afforded by the following qutations from merchants here: Sugar sell for 27 cents a pound. American money, and is very scarce at this price. American butter brings 90 cents a pound, gold, and is the occasion for celebration in the Mexican homes when it can be obtained at this price. Butter is unknown among the poorer classes. Flour sells for 16 cents a pound and is growing more expensive as the em Dargo restrictions are made more stringent. Little wheat bread is eaten by the middle and lower classes who use flour for making tortillas, a cake made of flour and water. American brands of coffee sell as high as 75 cents a pound and is very scarce. Mexican gTeen coff eee brings 28 cents a pound and .is roasted over charcoal fires as it is used. Rice, uied principally by the Chinese and Japanese living in Mexico, is worth 12 cents a pound. Lard is another article which has more than doubled in price because of the American embrago. It brings 95 cents a pound when it can be obtain ed. The principal source of supply is the smuggler. Beans, which are a staple food throughout Mexico and are eaten three times a. day, sell for 10 cents a pound, This is the highest in the history of Mexico. The red frijole bean is much preferred to the American white navy bean. No ham or bacon can be bought here at the present time. The last ship ment received sold for S3 cent3 a pound. Chile peppers, grown in all parts of Mexico, are the only foodstuff which has not increased in price. It sells for three cents a pound. Small purchases are the rule in the small Mexican stores and shops. The centavo, or penny, formerly was the most used medium of purchase and exchange. It was not uncommon for children to ask for one cent's worth of sugar, lard or even flour. Be cause of the increased cost of such commodities the . five-cent piece has taken the place of the cent as the most used medium. Central markets supply vegetables, fresh and dried meats and other com modities. The Chinese gardeners have obtained a monopoly of the green gro cery business and they raise quanti ties of vegetables on their well tended farms near this anad other large cit ies. The Chinese also carry vegetables from place to place in big baskets suspended from a yoke which the ped dler balances over his neck. Come Early for These Great Bargains. : See our great showing of Silk Waists, Spring Suits, Coats, Skirts, Petticoats. : 1 The United Dept. Stores, Inc., Main & Golden Hill Sts. Members of the local lodge of Elks numbering 80 who are-in the service will have their dues paid for a period of one year by IM. J. Jordan, a mem ber of the local order. " Mr." Jordan made known his intention 'to give the amount of his fellow brothers' dues at a banquet of 80 members held at The Stratfield, Saturday evening. The gift of Mr. Jordan, will amount to nearlv $1,500. At the (present time the loHsre has a fund set aside to defray the cost of the absent members' dues but with the gift will be able to use the money ior otner war work. The occasion of the banquet Satur day evening was to honor Peter F. Belleww, who retires as exalted ruler of the- lodge, Thursday evening, .April 4, after one of the most successful ad ministrations since the lodge was or gamzed here many years ago.. The local lodge has contributed lib erally to every war fund which has been sulbscribed in Bridgeport in the last year besides making allowances for the allotment which every Elk loidige in the country is giving for building of (base hospitals for the gov ernment. In the two Liberty Loan drives the Elks lodge has subscribed $61,000 worth of bonds besides the in dividual subscriptions of the members outside of its lodge rooms. To the Red Cross the lodge donated $1,250 while $100 each was given to the Knights of Columbus and the T. M. C. A. funds. For a smoke funfli con ducted by a local newspaper the EJks gave $200 and in the War Savings campaign have given liberally and are doing great work at the present time to increase the enthusiasm of its members Ho !buy more stamps. Since taking the office of exalted ruler Mr. Bellew and his associate of ficers have added 50 members. While the last year campaigns for member ship was unheard of, the only aim of the leader and fellow members was to get behind the government and do their utmost in winning the war. The retiring officer was presented with a (handsome emblem of the lodge as a token of the esteem in which he is held Iby his brother Elks. Best Lean Hamburg W20c am mpm flaggy V. S. FOOD ADMINISTRATION LICENSE NUMBER G08535 9118 Fresh Lean PORK CHOPS lb 28c LEAN FRESH SHOULDERS .lb 25c FRESH SLICED BEEF LIVER .Ib 14c M N VACATION AT LAKEWOOD. I Am The Dentist That Takes The "Ache" Out of Tooth Ache. Don't suffer with, old aching teeth any more. No matter how nervous you are or how bad your teeth may be, come to me for REAL PAINLESS DENTISTRY Something new a most wonderful system of painless dentistry (hat' is safe and sore. It Is worth your while to- come to the den tist who make good In all cases. $15 Set for $5 ; Gold Crown and Bridgework $3 and $4. Gold Fillings, 1 up; other fillings 50c. Prices are reduced for this month only. COME AT ONCE AND SAVE MONEY . 1194 MAIN STREET, Opp. Grant's 25c Stored Open 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. Nnrse in Attendance. Tel Bar. 8762 DR J. A. KING, DENTIST Mr. and Mrs. Edward "W. Harral of Harrison street lett yesterday lor a stay of several weeks at Laurel in the Pines, Lakewood, N. J. Lean Lean Lean Sugar Sugar Corned Corned Itomp Co,ed Smoked Cured Cured Pigs' Spare Corned Plate , Beef Beef Shoulders Bacon Hams Feet Ribs lb. 22c lb. 15c lb. 26c lb. 40c lb. 32c lb. 10c lb. 12c YELLOW CORN MEAL .3 lbs. 22c 19c 21c ...... Bot. 15c LEE FOUGHT HIS FINAL BATTLE 53 YEARS AGO TODAY DINNER BLEND COFFEE R RED BUTTERFLY TEA Y2 Ibpkg. TOMATO CATSUP POSTUM AJ CEREAL Large Pkg. Cl C ELBOW 4 M MACARONI .... Ib 14C DAVIS BAKING JA. POWDER Large Can 1UC LUNCHEON COCOA ....lb ALASKA AJ SALMON Can Cl C N. B. C. WHEATLESS CAKES lb CCC 23c Best Pure F LARD... TbodQ New Apple J P BUTTER lb ISC Fancy Mild AA CHEESE Ib CdC Swift's Premium OLEO... IbOOC Swift's Lily AQ. OLEO... Ib c30 BEST ELGIN CREAMERY BUTTER Ib LARGE YELLOW TURNIPS... LARGE YELLOW ONIONS SOLID HEAD LETTUCE... CELERY HEARTS Radishes Bunch 5 c LARGE GRAPE FRUIT MEATY PRUNES Ib MUSCATEL RAISINS . SULTANA RAISINS . EVAPORATED APPLES . . 8 lbs. 1 5C .6 lbs. 15C . Head 1 5C Bunch 10c 4 for 25C 12 15 18c ... 2 lbs. 25c ... 2 lbs. 27c ... 2 lbs. 35c M 4 TO 52,000 LBS. BEST RUMP CORNED BEEF lb 20 C 4 TO 5 MOHICAN BAKERY PRICES QUALITY BAKED GOODS AT VERY LOW PRICES. Rye Bread lib Loaf 7c' Entire Wheat Bread 1 lb Loaf 7c Rolls, All Kinds Doz. 12c Buns, All Kinds . . . . Doz. 14c r" Coffee Cakes Each 12-15c if Biscuits , Doz. 12c j Muffins Doz. 12c Mohican Bread . . . . 1 Ib Loaf 7c Graham Bread 1 Ib Loaf 7c Raisin Bread Loaf 10c NOT A PARTICLE OF DANDRUFF OR A FALLING HAIR Save your hair! Double its beauty in just a few moments. "Danderine" makes your hair thick, glossy, wavy and beautiful. FRENCH TO SEEK MORE RECRUITS London, March 26. To fill the gaps caused by the German advance in France the authorities have decided Ho place the recruiting machinery in motion eeairt throughout the country, in. order to assist the government the miners have placed the organization of their unions at the disposal of the recuriting officers. "To provide for all contingencies," says the Doily Mail, "it has "been de cided to speed up the recruiting ma chinery and the man already sched uled for calling lip will be summoned to the colors more quickly than was intended. The government will take grin measures where needed.", Within ten minutes after an appli cation of Danderine you can not find a single trace of dandruff or falling hair and your scalp will not icth, but what will please you most will be af ter a few weeks' use, when you see new hair, fine and downy at first yes but really new hair growing all over the scalp. Danderine is to the hair, what fresh showers of rain and sunshine are to vegetation. It goes right to the Toots, invigorates . and strengthens them. Its exhilarating, stimulating and life-producing properties cause the hair to grow long, strong and beautiful. A little Danderine immediately dou bles the beauty of your hair. No dif ference how dull, faded, brittle and scraggy, just moisten a cloth with Danderine and carefully draw it through you hair, taking one small strand at a time. The effect is amaz ing your hair will be light, fluffy and wavy, and have an appearance of abundance; an Incomparable lustre, softness and luxuriance. Get a small bottle of Knowlton's Danderine from any drug store or toilet counter for a few cents and prove that your hair is as pretty and soft as any that it has been neglect ed or injured by careless treatment that's all you surely can have beau tiful hair and lots of it if you will just try a little Danderlne.--Adv. - In these days of warfare it is inter esting to recall the closing scenes of the great struggle between the North ern and Sbuthern States of America which were being acted on the stage of Virginia half a century ago. It is just 53 years ago today that Pen. Robert E. Lee played his last strategic card in the losing game of war. Gallantly he held the defenses of Petersburg and Richmond, but he realized that the end was near unless by some desperate experient he could break bis way through the blue line at Petersburg. In that final expe dition of his brilliant strategy Lee chose as his agent Gen. John B. Gor don, the hero of eight wounds. In working out his scheme for en abling the Army of Northern "Vir ginia to escape from Grant's grasp at Petersburg, Lee directed Gordon to head 25,000 men and seek to fight his way through the Feleral lines at Fort Seadman. This stronghold and its earthworks had in the rear three other forts, and all were protected by tangled wires, sharpened rails and other obstructions. Gordon's job was to capture Fort Steadman and the forts in its rear and thus open a way by which the whole army "could pass through the Union lines and fall upon Grant's left wing. It was shortly after midnight on .March 26, 1S65, that the Confederate attack on Fort Steadman commenced. Taken by surprise, the Union pickets were captured, and the axmen of Gor don's force cleared away the obstruc tions. Then the main body rushed. toward the fort and captured it, and 700 prisoners and the brigadier-general in command, who had been caught sleeping. The daring plan seemed fated to succeed. But - there remained the three forts in the rear. The detach ments sent against them blundered in the dark, and missed their way. that when daylight came they were far from the stwonghold they had been sent to take. As the sun peeped over the horizon the Union forces closed in and shat tered the Confederate force, which was driven back to Petersburg. Sur prise was the main element of Lee's plan, and he could not hope to repeat it. A week later Lee was at last dis lodged from his intrenchments and compelled to retreat a retreat that ended a few days later when -L.ee sur rendered himself and his army to the conquering Grant. IIDS FOR ERECTION OF HOME FOR DEPENDENT BRIDGEPORT CHILDREN EXCEED APPROPRIATION $10,000 L Board of. Charities May Ask New Bids, But Unless Lower Price is Given Erection of Urgently Needed Building Must Be Abandoned for the Present Children Now Lack Isolation Ward for Care of Contagious Diseases. According to a statement issued to-' day by Angus P. Thome, superinten dent of public charities, it is doubtful whether Bridgeport will get its new children's home or not, because when bids for the erection of the new build ing were opened yesterday, it was found all of them were in the neigh borhood of $10,000 above the amount appropriated for the purpose. There is a possibility that new bids will be advertised for and in that case contractors may try to shade their original prices so the price may come within the reach of the commis sioner of charities. This is improba ble, however, because labor and ma terial has gone up in cost on account of war conditions. Supt. Thorne was keenly disap pointed at the turn of events because he realizes the crying need for a chil dren's home in this "city. He has not given up hope, however, and is of the opinion that the building may be erected within the means of the de partment. In speaking of conditions existing at present, Thome said: "The present children s home in Fairfield is totally inadequate for conditions existing in Bridgeport to day. There is not even an isolatiou ward in the building, and when a child is admitted to the home it is a gamble whether it is bringing measles, diphtheria or some other contagious disease children are subject to into the building and spreading it amon; the other little inmates. "The present home, being without an isolation ward, is expensive to keep up and is in my opinion unfit for the housing of the city's little wards. Re turning to the subject of an isolation ward, you may think when a doctor examines a child and pronounces it free from all contagious diseases, ev erything is all right, but you must re member it sometimes takes a week ADVERTISE IS THE TIMES, OBITUARY CHARLES B. ROBERTS. Following a few days' illness with diphtheria, Charles William, aged 14 years, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs Benjamin "William Roberts, died this morning at the family home, 592 Central avenue. "File grief stricken parents have the sincere sympathy of their wide circle of friends in "their sad bereavement. Master Robert was a pupil in the eighth grade of the Lincoln school and was exceedingly bright in his studies. He was also a member of the Lincoln School drum corps. Besides his parents, one brother, "William, survives. Funeral services will be held privately, "Wed nesday afternoon. of the Children's home, there does not seem to be much hope for any elaborate program being put into ex ecution." "When asked about the removal of Mrs. Roswell as matron of Hillside Home, Superintendent Thorne said: "This action has been taken solely with a view to economy. Her work as matron has been highly satisfac tory, but as there is also a head nurse in the institution and the duties of head nurse and matron can easily be carried on by one person there is not the slightest reason why two salaries should be paid. Miss C. A. McNair, the head nurse, will, after April 1, perform the duties of matron and head nurse and I have every confi dence that she will perform them til a capable manner." SEAMEN-FIREMEN REFUSE TO SAIL WITH DELEGATES Lon'don, March 26. The seamen's and firemen's union has decided that its members shall refuse to sail on any ship conveying delegates appoint ed to the inter-Allied labor conference in the United States. An official of the union said: "Our opposition to these men is the same as that against Ramsay Mac Donald. "We will take no one who is opposed to the doctrine that Germany must make compensation to depend ents of our murdered merchant sea men." Camille Huysmans, Belgian Social ist leader and the French delegates to before symptoms appear and in that f the conference have deferred their department in view of the pending visit of American delegates to Europe. "When the inter-Allied labor confer ence was held in England last month no American delegates were present. It accordingly was decided to send a delegation of workmen and Socialists from England, France and Belgium to the United States. case all the otner cnuaren in tne home are liable to be stricken with scarlet fever or some other dread malady. "By having an isolation or quar antine ward, the new child would be isolated from the others for the per iod of about two weeks. By that time if there was anything the mat ter it would show and the case be treated accordingly, instead of hav ing the entire building placed in a state of seige due to an epidemic of contagious . disease. "The Board of Charities is in a quandary as to what the final out come may be, but the next few days will tell whether new bids will be asked for or not;. "Plans are being drawn for the superintendent's cottage at Hillside Home, also for a dairy stable which will house 50 cows. But these plans are subject to the cost of putting them intov execution. Judging from , the bids submitted for the erection YALE PROFESSOR SENT TO DANTZIG GERMAN TANKS FOUND PERFECT AFTER BATTLE Berlin, Monday, March 25, via Lon don German tanks reinforced by captured British tanks, says a semi official statement today on Sunday's fighting in the west, "took a leading part in breaking the brave enemy re sistance." Tanks attached to the German di visions fighting below St. Quentin stood the test brilliantly, the state ment, says, and their mobility was praised generally. All the tanks which took part in the fighting are said to have returned undamaged. It was mainly due to their interven tion, the statement continues, that the tenacious resistance of the British, especially the machine gun nests, was broken quickly. Troops manning a concrete redoubt near Urvillers are reported to have been overpowered immediately by the tanks. German correspondents report six British tanks have been captured. FIRE THREATENS ROTTERDAM JCT. Schenectady, N. Y., March 26. Much of the village of (Rotterdam Junction, an important terminus of the Boston & Maine railroad, was threatened to day by fire discovered in the west end artdi which, fanned by a strong wind from the west, by mid-forenoon had destroyed one hotel and several houses. Fire fighting apparatus hao been sent from this city and Amsterdam. ELLA B. SMITH. Ella B., wife of Arthur A. Smith, aged 68 years, died this morning at the family home, 118 Ellsworth street. Funeral services will be held Thurs day afternoon. "Washington, March 26. Major Hen ry C. Emery, the Tale .professor taken prisoner by the Germans on the Aland islands, has been taken on a German transport to Dantzig, Germany. American Minister Morris, in Swe den, reported Uo the state department today jth.t the Swedish foreign office had ascertained the whereabouts of the American officer. ADVERTISE EV THE TIMES. RELIEVED RHEUMATICS Recommending "Neutrone Prescription 99" Since the introduction of "Neutrone Prescription 99" Rheumatic sufferers no longer fear the changeable winter weather. This new combination has many heretofore incurables on its re lieved list. "Neutrone Prescription 99" is differ ent from others in that it treats rheu matism as a disease of the blood and oy its general action eliminating rheu matic conditions. Its effect is immed iate as well as lasting without any de pressing after enecis. The whole system is benefitted lame, siiff and inflamed joints disap pear where other remedies have failed. It helps Nature restore the blood to its natural, healthy condition in its positive action, re-supplying what Na ture fails to supply fast enough. Mail orders filled. 50c and $1.00 the bot tle. Hindle's Drug Stores and leading druggists everywhere fc"