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Hi THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES ; And Evening Farmer : (FOUNDED if 99.) published by The Farmer Publishing Co 1T9 Fairfield Are.. Bridgeport, Conn. t)AII,T....60o month, .00 per year WEEKLY. .11.00 per year in advance PHONB BUSINESS OFFICE Barnum Uoi PHONE EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Barnum 1287 FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Brunson, New York, Boston and Chicago MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use lor republication of 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. FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 1918, THE BABY DOLL CASE THE POLICE need not feel unduly humiliated by the ver dict in the famous "Baby Doll" case. They are con victed of nothing worse than excess of zeal. In their attempt to put an end to a plague spot, which had been long tolerated by their superiors in the city government, they went further than the law demanded. But the police proved themselves honest. The fervor with which they raided the Keystone club may have shown them in discreet, but it also showed them honest. Their eagerness to end the notorious dive is evidence enough that they are not a part of that system by which many evil and notorious drinking clubs are sustained in Bridgeport. Fortunately matters so arranged that the Republican au thorities handled their own dirty linen. The raid was conduct ed by a Republican managed police force, the culprits were held by Republican petty court officials, and the trial was fin ally managed by the Republican prosecutor, directed by one of the leading Republican lawyers of Bridgeport. No stigma rests upon the attorneys who tried the case. They made an excellont use of tlu' materials at their disposal. The evidence was not sufficient to show that a bullet fired by either of the negroes did the killing. It even created a strong suspicion that the fatal bullet came from a revolver held by the police. The case has served its purpose, In one respect. It has opened the eyes of respectable men to those alliances upon which the present government in City Hall is so insecurely founded. The acquittal of "Baby Doll" saves an innocent man from the penalties that attach to homicide, but it neither excuses nor explains how it happens that the notorious Keystone club could run month after month, while the police, vexed to the heart, were straining at the leash to terminate its evil exist ence. The police was indiscreet, but they were honest. The raid on the Keystone club proves. Democratic State Ticket CALL TO VALOR THE VALOR of civil life has less glamour than that of war, but it may be more useful. Of the seven hundred women in Bridgeport who took instruction in nursing there should be some who are willing to respond to the city's call for -nurses. It is the dramatic aspect of death that attracts attention, more than the solid statistic of mortality. It may well bo, indeed it almost certainly will be, that Spanish influenza will take more lives of American citizens than the war will. The death roll of Bridgeport of those dead of influenza, up to this hour, exceeds the reported deaths of Bridgeport men, occasioned by battle. It is well within the bounds of possibility, should war soon end, that the deaths from influenza may exceed those from battle, by a million or more. . It is the scourge in our midst that carries for the moment the real drama of life, with its desire to live anad its hope to delay death. Volunteers for influenza nursing should not be slow to re spond. The need is great. Let patriotism meet the need. BELATED PRECAUTION T N ILLINOIS, where fought by educational methods, influ- KjL enza has' raged like fire, the authorities, finding them selves swamped by the demands of an ever increasing number of cases, have decided upon drastic means of crowd preven t-on, applicable to the entire state. New Haven churches are voluntarily suspending many im portant, meetings. The state teachers' convention of Connec ticut is postponed. Waterbury, where the prevention by edu cation has been thoroughly tried, has finally,' despairing of otherwise conquering, decided upon extenesive crowd preven tion. ' . . It would seem that crowd prevention, if adopted at all ought to be soon adopted. Its most efficient application would necessarily be at the outbreak of the disease, before many cen ters of infection were established. Shutting off crowds, after many thousands of cases have appeared, as in Illinois, is a doubtful remedy. A BREAKING ARMY np HE GERMAN forces present the aspect of an organiza X. tion that is carrying more than it can bear. The re treat out of France and Belgium is being skillfully conduct ed, but under circumstances that require each succeeding step to be taken with yet more care. The news coming from Austria-Hungary has an appear ance of authenticity. There can be no doubt of the desire of Hungary to have independence, nor of the presence of a wide spread feeling that devotion to Germany has been carried to excess. The President's note to the Austro-Hungarian government will no doubt have consideration for the internal conditions of the monarchy. . - , For Governor Thomas 3. Spellacy of Hartford. For lieutenant Goverpor Charles D. Lockwood of Stamford. For Secretary of State Harry L. Brooks of New Haven For Treasurer Chas. S. Avery of Norwich. For Comptroller Chas. B. Plnney of Stafford. For Attorney General Harrison Hewitt of New Haven. For Representative In Congress Lester O. Peck of Redding. For Senator 21st District William T. Hincks. For Senator, 22d District Lawrence T. Gallagher For Senator 23rd District George B. Clark. For Representatives Irving Elson 'Francis J. Breen For Judge of Probate Samuel B. Plotkln For Board of Education Dr. C. E. CauUdns, Joseph W. Whitcomb. For Justices of the Peace William W. Bent, John H. Casey, J'lulo v. Calhoun, jonn a. uorneu, Harry A. soldsteiii,John O'Rourke, George F. Mara, Samuel Mellltz, Stephen Slksay, Vincent L. Keat ing, Henry J. Waters, John J. Doyle, Irving Elson. Eight Millions Pledged (Continued from Page 1.) Mrs. C. F. A. Blitz 60,900 Miss Margaret Beck, ......... 64,800 Mrs. A. S. Ambrose, 17,150 Mrs. Marie Aurillo, 5,000 Mrs. W. E. Allen 600 Mrs. Riso, 5,000 The $10,000 Club continues to grow. This mornings additions are Sumner Simpson, Mrs. Clinton B. Seeley, Dr. George B. Cowell, Walter C. Ander son, George C. Edwards, David C. Wheeler, Foster-Besse Co., Charles A. Paul, J. Percy Bartram, Miss Austina Tuttle, Mrs. Minnie J. Grlppin, Mrs. Frank W. Bolande, Edward S. Hotch kiss, The Hadley Co., Dwight Wheeler. Yesterday afternoon's additions: Simon Lake, T. L. Watson Co., Charles Ferry, Martin Luscumb, The Basick Co., Musante & Pastine, W. T. Farrell, Harvey Hubbell, Mrs. Dudley Morris, T. L. Watson, M. M. Downer, James Coulter, E. W. Bassck, MeKen- Bros. Co., Bridgeport Screw Co., Patrick McGee, Harry H. DeLoss. AmiWoosterK Former additions: F. L. Bradbury, Helen B. Rennell, D. H. Warner, R. S. Hincks, J. T. King, Gilbert King, W. B. Wheeler, M. B. Beardsley, E. P. Bullard, Edmund S. Wolfe, Howland Dry Goods Co., Carl Reek, A. M Cooper, John C. Hawley, James T. Roche, W. J. Grippin, R. I. Neithercut, W. T. Hincks, Mrs. John T. King, Frederick Rhodes, A. C Wheeler, Eg bert March, A H. Bullard, Wilson Marshall, John G. Howland, K. W. McNeil, C. G. Waldo, Guy P. Miller, Walter B. Lashar, B. I. Ashmun, Dwight C. Wheeler, Waldo C. Bryant Compressed Paper Co., Erwin M. Jen nings, F. P. Kingsbury, N. WBisihop, Henry A; Bishop, Frank T. Staples, A. W. Burritt, Frank Miller D. Fair child Wheeler, C. Barnum Seeley, William P. Kirk, Percy P. Anderson, Jonathan Godfrey, William T. Mac- farlan. The Unconditional Surrender Club have requisitioned the caliope of the Frisbie Pie Co and are endeavoring to lead the absent minded through the sweet strains into their headquarters on State street. They are offering as an additional inducement a fresh baked pie to every subscriber of a $100 bond. Hungarian Diet In Disorder As Leaders Praise Wilson Peace (Continued from Page One) In accepting President Wilson's pro posals. Absolute equality of rights to individuals and the defense of our in tegrity and the unity of the state will permit, we will willingly satisfy the claims of different nationalities." At a sitting of the foreign commit tee, of the Hungarian Lower House, Count Michael Karolyi, opposition leader, sharply criticized the foreign policy of the Monarchy, according to Buda Pest despatches. He claimed absolute autonomy for the Hungar lans and said that when the Austrian government rejected the British pro posal to submit the Balkanic prob lem to arbitration, the monarchy proved that it wished to begin the war, i Count Karolyi said Austria's foreign policy during the war had been still worse than that which prevailed be fore hostilities began and asserted that there were "numberless occasions when peace might have been con cluded." "When we knew that Germany would not give in and that the whole world has arisen against the policy of Germany, which had become hate ful to. all nations," he continued, "we might have made peace. Our fidelity to the allies has limits." Count Karolyi was ruthless In his criticism of submarine warfare and said the main mistake of the Central Powers was in underestimating Amer ica. He closed by expressing a desire for the creation of an autonomous I-l':ngary and requesting the abolition of the common institution of the mon archy. Dr. Wekerle, the Hungarian pre mier, in replying, Justified the con duct of the government and said it had created in Germany a sentiment favorable to peace. Me f staMSsAed 185 J The Store closes daily at 6 o'clock t ' M For the Good of All , ' Until further notice the managers announce that no goods will be exchanged or received in return. It is requested that customers endeavor to decide de finitely at the time of purchase whether the article is to suit. - - .-.ft . This request is made at a critical time in order to hinder the progress of a dangerous disease. Printzess Coats Brown Silvercord, straight back model. This has a high convert ible collar and is trim med with large bone buttons. Lined through out, $85.00 Silvercord in taupe. Large shawl collar; of brown wolf. Back hangs loose but has a belt that slips through which may be fastened or hang loose as one wishes, $135.00 Coat of Silvercord in soft gray. Wide belt astened with large but ton. The large shawl collar has long ends which may be thrown over shoulder or tied in front as the wearer chooses. Lined throughout, All Wool Kersey Vel our Coat, belted model, a very graceful garment with deep black skunk collar. Half lined with good quality silk, $87.50 $55.00 Coats for very young women Style and durability are combined in these coats. Some are dressy models with fur collars and gaily col ored silk linings. Others are in quiet, dark mixtures, nicely tailored be speaking good service. Many have a decided touch of originality. Velvet Coats, brown, green and blue. Full skirts attached to deep yokes. Fancy underarm straps, slit pockets and, velvet covered buttons. Ages 6 to 10 years, $12.50 Corduroy Coats, plain, straight models, with belts, patch pockets and self covered buttons. Ages 6 to 10 years, $17.50 Velour Coat in dark purple, straight model, slightly full in-back. Belt, cloth covered buttons and a high roll collar, $17.50 Worsted Coats, brown or green, unequaled for school wear. Straight skirts with fancy shaped belts front and back. There are slit pockets, bone buttons and black velvet collars. Ages 8 to 12 years, $16,50 Junior Department, Second floor. BERMAN, SAILOR, CRUSHED BY TRUCK Jacob Berman, a bluejacket attached to the Naval Base at New Haven, had a narrow escape from death this fore noon when he was crushed -between a Ford delivery track belonging to J. F. Horan, the florist, and the fence surrounding the Cornwall and iRatter son factory at the Intersection of State street and Fairfield avenue. 'The Bailor waa given first aid treat ment at the Emergency hospital Iby ipg JT.: J Keshan, who wanted t9 send him to a hospital, Ibut the sailor insisted upon returning back to his station in New Haven, and he was conveyed to his 'barracks by a mem ber of the Woman's Motor Squad. Berman suffered a deep laceration of the right cheek, and abrasions of both legs. His condition is not con sidered serious. ABUSIVE PLACARDS. Abusive placards concerning the em peror, the crown prince. Field Marshal von Hlndenburg and General Luden darfC have -been posted in many rail road stations la Germany . WANT REPRESENTATION Thursday, Oct. 17. A great JEWS Pari mass meeting of Jews was held at Vienna on October 14, and a resolu tion was passed asking that the Jew ish people be admitted into the league of nations with rights equal to these of other nationalities, according to advices received here. The Jews also asked that they be represented at the peace conference. It was pointed out at the meeting that the large num ber "of Jews in Austria entitle mem bers of that race to consideration in the formation of Austrian - Federal saes, which has been suggested in of ficial circles, ; Children's Hats A wicb and varied assortment Beaver a.nd Fait, wide or ravrow brims, long silk ribbon streamers. Dressy models, most ly veivet,shirred crowns, a bit of fur, an ostrich tip or small ribbon posies furnish the trim ming. Tarns of plain or bro caded velvet,also beaver. Millinery Section, second floor. Designer and Standard Fashion Sheets for November now ready All the Stylish Veilings Van Raalte Rainbow Veiling, black and taupe, 50 cts a yaru Large dotted Veiling, black, brown, taupe, navy and purple, 65 cts Velvet Spots, black, navy, brown and taupe, 50 cts Craquele Mesh, black, taupe and navy, 65 cts Lace Veils, plain mesh or scroll designs, with edges of chiffon, $1.50 up Main floor. Odd Bureaus and Chiffoniers A number of these are offered this week ,at savings. It is a fine oppor tunity to secure a good piece of fur niture at a price which will not be equalled again for a long time. Fourthh floor. OK D id Read ca Csrobisfitd iSsr ok D D) Read co CsfBiJ'sA'd '851 OBITUARY JOSEPH O. STRICKFCS Joseph Strickfus, son of Joseph and Christine Strickfus, of 780 William street, died this morning at the home of his parents after a week's Illness. Deceased was a member of St. Jo seph's T. B. and L. society and the Firemen's Benevolent Corporation. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. William A. Cooney a!id Christine Strickfus. The funeral will be from the home and from St. Charles' church and Interment will be In St. Michael's cemetery. SlltS. MARY HOWE RUELL. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Bowe Ruell was held this morning from the late home, 181 Calhoun avenue, and from St, Augustine's church at 9 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Nihill celebrated the requiem mass, and was assisted by Rev. Sdward Hayes as deacon and Rev. Joseph Ganley as sub-deacon. Schmidt's funeral mass was sung by the church choir. Rev. J. B. Nihill read the committal service at the grave in St. Michael's cemetery. RUTH ELIZABETH BURXES The funeral of Ruth EMsabeth Burnes was held this morning from the home of her parents, 290 Prcspect street and from Sacred Heart church at 9:30. The high requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev.. Joseph V. Stamford, assistant chaplain of the police department of New York, and a cousin of the deceased. He was as. sisted by Rev. Thomas Mooney as deacon and Rev. P. II. McLean of Mllford as sub-deacon and Rev Dr. Richard F. Moore as master of cere monies. Schmidt's mass was sung by the church choir. Rev. R. F. Moore and Rev. Joseph Stamford read the committal services at the gravs. DEDICATION Or LIBERTY BUILDING. The new Liberty building on Main and Bank streets will be dedicated to morrow afternoon with appropriate ceremonies. The building Is owned by Lapldes j& Feuer. The dedication is arranged by Mr. David Feuer. A military band will render pa triotic selections, the mayor will mako a brief addres3. The "Liberty build ing" is occupied by the "United States government. The dedication will also center around the sale of Liberty bonds. To every purchaser of $100 or more there will be presented a bronze minature statue of Liberty. CARD OF THANKS To the many kind friends whose sym pathetic friendship was so generous ly evidenced in the loss of my beloved husband, Hugh H. Quinn.and especial ly to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Fraternal Order of Eagles.the em. ployes of the Spring Perch Co.,and the American Graphophone employes, 1 wish to express my sincere and last ing gratitude. ap ..MRS HUGH H. QUINN. PASSES THREE BILLION MARK. Washington, Oct 18 Production of cartridges for machine guns, rifles, re volvers and pistols has passed tho three billion mark. The war depart ment announced toaay mat ,Blu, 6zs,- 510 cartridges nuve oeen maae lor machine guns and rifles, and 275. 624,200 for pistols, and 361,007,400 for miscellaneous purposes.