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THE FARMER: JANUARY 1909.
3E an Opposite Cloivland's FOR ASSAULT ON MRS. NOONAN Entrances on Main street Fairfield avenue, and Cannon street. ainSt. Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, January 2, 1900. The Weather Fair and warmer night and Sunday. .; f n .... NOW FOR OUR .. ... d V. " An event always looked forward to by the women of Bridgeport and vi 'cinity; Such real and emphatic MONEY SAVING- opportunities are rare come prepred to be surprised at the values. Thrifty women will readily rec ognize thJmportance of these savings. Scan them carefully. Decided Economy '-tin Wears Needed low Shackett and Mason, Tried on the Same Charge, Dis charged After Mass of Conflicting Testimony Is Heard. , r a The offerings vin the Fur Section are especially strong Fur Coats Scarfs and Muffs of first quality at I sharply lessened prices. And the cold- est WCCLICX CIX1CCIV1. FUR COATS Pony Skin Coats 50 inches long real $75 values ......... .Now $53 .Pony Skin Coats 36 inches long -$50 quality .At $40 Hudson Seal Coats 50 inches long . i A J. AAA nJ $yo garments .v. ........ .ai NEftidson Seal Coats 45 inches long mialitv . . .At $80 inch RivePSCijk Coats the $50 X kind . ... .... . . . rs. . . .At W Alihk Sets were $80. . . . . .Nowv&60 Mink Sets were $70. .... .Now $S0 Black Fox Sets were $40. .Now $30 Black Fox Sets were $30. .Now $20 Black Fox Sets were $35. .Now $25 pointed Fox Sets were $45 Now $33 Blajck Lynx Rug Muff (Genuine- were $45 ... . . . ....... . .Now $35 FUR SCARFS Odd Pieces about 20 in each lot $5.O0--were priced at $15 and $18 $2.98 were priced i at $10 and $12 .98 were priced "at $ 5 and $ 8 Imitation ChinchiUa, Errnine and -Blended Squirrel Sets were $10 Now $3.98 1 Fur Lined Coats Reduced Too , The values in other sections of the store are noteworthy things women and Misses need at Marked Saving. Special price advantages never more forcefully' shown than in these offerings TAILORED SUITS the newest styles, colors and fabrics. $4'0 Suit values. . . .... .Now $25 $30 Suit values Now $20 $15 to $40 Suit values. . . . . .;. $15, $20 and $25 CLOTH COATS Women's All-wool Cloth Coats Black and: Mixtures 50 inches long $10 to $15 values . .$3.75 An attractive line of Children's Coats all-wool mixtures .$2.75 WAISTS You know this storeJs leadership in this line note thee values: . Waists 3-4 Sleeves were $1.50 .......... . . Now $1.00 3-4 Sleeves were $1.00. . . .Now 59c Evening Capes and erie Dresses Capes that were $15 and $20 Now $10 25 Lingerie Dresses $12 values ... Now $5 3 Sooii Hjef e; The New Year Diaries, Almanacs, Blank Books, Office Merchandise of all.kinds and be sure to get a Barnum File for 25c, at JACKSON'S BOOK SHOP, 986-988 MAIN STREET i BILLY'V SMITH, 1 HE NO MORE, IS ; MR. PRESIDENT 1 f Wain E. Smith, the local news man. ' president of the National Polo League has sent in his re- ion to -Secretary Perrin. This was taken by Mr. Smith because transfer of the two Connecticut earns to 1 Massachusetts. Now n are rn teams In this state 1 neither the time nor the desire the . position. Mr. Smith was -affont for the first two years league and was appointed to tile r position at the Degmning 01 iason. i Owing to the substantial paid the president tnere is sura lively buncn 01 seeders iur ;:f . DIED ut t.: Tn wsstnn. Conn.. Dec. 338. ..Eli Lewis Goodsell, ...aged 66 l 7 montns. 3 uays. fiends are invited to. attend the kl at his late residence, Easton, iuftday, January 3, 1909, at 2 Jck p. m. - . ... - X T7 i- . unal at union cemeieiy, 'oanbury papers please copy. . - A 1 b P L1QNIMENTS A TJTTSTIC LASTING. Plant operated by pneumatic cut- fnV and polishing tools.. HUGHES & CHAPMAN, 300 STRATFORD AVENUE." Phone Connection. R 19tt r. CHOICE CUT FLOWERS "NEW YEAR GIFTS" Vi'-j'. , AT t t - '(. --' - . ' James Horan & Son . ) ', Florists 943 Main St. ROSES,CARNATIONS i AND VIOLETS ! FOR ITEW YEAR'S GIFTS : J0I1N RKK & SON, t 985 Main St. 113 Oak St- ' Tele. 759-3.' THE JOLLY i GOODJ ELLOI And Hail, Hail to Our Old Chief. Linked Arms and Clinked Glasses Together In the Realms of Local Clubdom as the: Top o' the Mornin' Was Extended to Young Sir 1909. . The New Year's receptions, former ly of the house to house mode, but now to a large extent surplanted by the lavish receptions and open houses of the clubs, were carried out yesterday on a larger and more expensive scale by the large clubs of this city than ever before The Seaside and Algon quin the oldest organizations and up on whom the interest of the. day is chiefly centered, maintained their old time hospitality and from six in the evening on, served elaborate dinners to hundreds of guests. At the Calu met and University clubs buffet lunches were served. Last evening delegations went from club to club carrying the message of good cheer and impromptu speeches were the. order in all the houses. The reception at the Seaside began at six o'clock. The large ball room was turned into a dinirtg room and Steward Crowley held sway, doing jus tice' to his 'position. The famous Sea side New Tear's punch was in evidence in an ante-room and for the only day in the year the members were able to enjoy a sip in their own home. Throughout, the evening was one mov ing spirit of song. , Steward Wines of the Algonquin club ran no risk of letting the club's repu tation as a hospitable organization de cline, but instead placed before, the 600 visitors the finest meal ever served on a New Year's day. The strains from the orchestra induced the visitors to song. The Calumet,' University and Bridgeport clubs held open houses and received and sent delegations to the other large clubs. At these three clubs 'buffet lunches were served and music rendered by orchestras. The feature at the University club was the singing of the college songs of prac tically all the large schools of the country. The most novel method of paying New Year's calls was adopted by the Mohawk Yacht Club, a number of members from which used A. B. Beers' yacht, the "Dot", to visit the other yacht clubs of the city and pay their respects. Over 200 guests were served "lunch and punch" at this club. The house of the Pequonnock Yacht Club at jthe foot of East Main street was novelly decorated with signs. As the punch bowl was approached the depth of ' water and proximity of shoals were Indicated by chart like arrange- mefts, and surrounded with holly was a large banner on which was inscrib ed, "Best Wishes for a Smooth and Happy Voyage over the Seas of 1909." Commodore Frank Elliott and a guard of E0 members made their visit to the other clubs. The Miamogue and the Park City Yacht Clubs entertained from three in the afternoon until the early hours of this morning. The Bridgeport Minstrel and the Roof Tree Clubs and the St. Joseph's T. I & B. Society held open houses at which refreshments were served and music rendered. At the latter organi zation the good ship Lithia, a gift from Walter Stapleton, was displayed sur rounded "by an ocean of pure spring water. Without the real hot stuff, th members and their guests enjoyed an elegant time. The Y. M. C. A. cordially welcomed the beginning of 1909 both during the afternoon and " evening. Principal Henry Simonds of the High school and president of the association, and Mrs. Frederick Hollister Stevens, president of the auxiliary greeted the young men and their guests. All were men, as the association was obliged to deny the rooms to women this year because of the large attendance expected and which was realized. Light refresh ments were served under the direction of Mrs. F. H. Macfarlane. The celebration of the New Years birth was cauied out by the Lotus Club in their usual manner by a danc?. Eighteen numbers were danced to the music of Speidel's oichestra at the Slo cum gymnasium. The committee in cl targe of the dance was Eddie Reilly, Victor 11. Bcru. Wii.'iam Hawkins and Joseph Neisner. City Court Went Into Cham bers While Hearing the Evidence Case Discloses Bad Condition on East Side. ; m After hearing from his own lips that he had assaulted Mrs. Margaret Noon--an of 539 Myrtle avenue, Christmas night in the rear of the plant of the "Weidlich Bros. Mfg. Co.. Sterling street and Noble avenue, Judge Pullman in the city court to-day . held Michaei Romain for trial in thecriminal su perior court in bonds of $500. . Denis Mason and Louis Shackett alleged participators in the assault which was most brutal were discharged as the evidence did not clearly establish that they were concerned in it. . Romain in telling of the assault said the woman accompanied him willing'.y to the rear of the factory and accord ing to his story after ' they came out to the street again he escorted her to Kossuth and Nichols street, where he left her standing against a building, he going home. Romain claims that he first met the victim of the attack at Reilly and Pembroke streets, and. as -she did not object to his proposal to see her home he took her by devious route to rear of the Sterling street fac tory. . Mrs. Noonan was in court to-day and she presented a battered up appear ance. She identified Romain as one of those who assailed her. She was not able to identify either Shackett or Mason. The two latter were in the vicinity of the place where the assault occurred, and. abouUthe time of it, but there was no way to positively connect them with the outrage. . . Dr. Ives who answered the emer gency call testified that he treated the woman for 28 bruises about the body. He said he detected the smell of liquor from her. " The victim r'onied that she had used liquor. She said she was waiting for a trolley car near East Main and Nichols streets when Romain came along. He was presently joined by a taller man and other fellow. , She claims the men put their hands over her mouth and hustled her down Nichols street toward Kossuth street where the assau't was committed. That she had an awful ex perience is shown by the marks which her body contains. She had b"n dragged beneath ' a rear porch in the house occupied by Mrs. ? Mary Shorn dorf in Nichols street not far from Kossuth street. Her cries attracled the attention of Mrs. Shorndorf who came out and found the victim strug gling with her assailants. John Keefe, who rents a livery in Kossuth street heard the cries and went to Mrs. Noonan's assistance. Some of, the as sailants tried to interfere with Keefe by saying that the woman was a friend of theirs and they would eee that she was protected. Keefe demurred, however, and Mrs. Schorndorf took the victim who was bleeding and not far from unconscious into her home where she washed her and allowed her to ! remain until the ambulance arrived": Shackett and Mason told the court just where they are supposed to have been at the time of the assault. They said , they accompanied - to their homes two young women, Margaret Bellfield and Abbie Hedman, and the latter were in court to corroborate the testi mony of their escorts. The Hedman girl said sh ewas positive that Shack ett was in her company at the time the assault occurred, and the mothers of the two boys were equally as certain that their boys were home early that evening. Mrs. Noonan denied Romain's story of her having accompanied him will ingly as an untruth and the police are inclined to believe that the story has been cooked up by the accused to save his "bacon. Certain it, is however that tfte police officials should get busy and see that this disgraceful gang that' infests Kos- ! suth street near Nichols street, known as the old Kossuth street dump, is broken up. Mrs. Noonan is not the first unfortunate woman to be attack ed by the gang. John.E. Judson Enters Firm of Watson & Alpers The firm of Watson and Alpers will be changed January 2, 1909 to Watson, Alpers & Co., by the addition of John E. Judson, who has been officially con nected with the Amalgamated Copper Co. since its organization, together with its affiliated companies, and has been identified with the copper busi ness for twenty-one years. He is familiar with the banking and brokerage business and will be an ac tive and valuable addition to the firm, which was established in this city over thirty years ago, and for the greater portion of that time has occupied its present offices at, 55 Broadway, N. Y. The other members of the firm, Thomas L. Watson and William J. Al pers, continue as members of the new firm. Mr. Judson is1 very well known in this city. He is a native of Stratford. For several years he was connected with the Bridgeport Copper Co., in this city. Soon after the local company was bought out by the trust Mr. Jud son became connected with "Amalgamated." FIRE IN WEST END HOME Shortly after cne o'clock to-day the auto chemical was called to S'ate street extension to extinguish a fire in the home of Stephen Orszag. The fire was confined to a bed and was put out "n a. few minutes. Thft flams rrc- wna J trifling. The owner. Orszag, was un : able- to give an account of how the blaze started. Funeral services over the remains of James W. McCormack were held this morning from his late residence at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Charles' Church at 9 where Rev. Father Calla han san? a high mass of requiem. The pallbearers were John T. Dunn, Pat rick Murphy, John Gall and William Hennessey. Interment was in St. Michael's cemetery. SKATERS MAY SKATE ON THESE PONDS Skaters are indebted to the Nauga tuck Valley Ice Company for the open in of two ponds in the city for their use. . The ponds are Parrott's and Seley's both in the northern part of the city and within easy access by trolley car. The action of the company which controls both ponds is due to the fact that there is to be no ice cut ting on either pond this year. Seeley's pond is situated on the southern border of Park cemetery and may be reached by taking a North Bridgeport trolley car and trotting off at Park cemetery. The pond is just across the railroad tracks of the Berk shire division. Tt may also be reach ed from the North Main street trolley car, Salem street being the nearest access. v Parrott's pond a half mile un P?rk avenue from North avenue has long been a favorite rendezous for skaters but owing to ice. cutting they have been from time to time excluded from tbe lake. The nearest way to raach Parrott's pond is by ak'nj a Brok lawn car to North and Park avenues and waking north on Park avenue a half mile. - Owine'to the abuse of the privilege of. skating on "the reservoir pond at Bardsley's park as well as the othr reservoirs owned by the BrHeeport Hydraulic company, skatiner will not be allowed on the'r ponds this year and trepassers will be prosecuted.. E P? ctoratinr on the ice and the evils which might come there frm can be only remedied in the opinion of the company, by shutting off complete ly the privilege of skating. OBITUARY. The funeral of Rufus B. Jennings was held from his late residence in Greenfield Hill this afterneoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Edgar H. Olmstead read ing the committal services. Relatives from New York. Philadelphia and Bos ton were present at the funeral of the deceased, who was held in hisrh esteem by his friends and neighbors with whom he had resided the greater part of bis life. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery, Fairfield. fAm American B Print week. SHT j . . ' ' ' With the coming of the new year itself, comes a week -of American prints for the new year. We inaugurate Mondurjgrning a week's selling of the bright fresh beautiful new printed cottons fori 1909 from the print works of the American Printing company. ;4 What handsome prints they are! Remember that surprising collection the store spread , oiit a1 year ago? This excels, even that. There are designs and color effects that we did not dream.' of a' year ago; some bizarre, some unique, some almost-startling, all easily made up into pretty garments for house wear; many finely suited for outdoor wear all through the coming. warm' months of, spring and summer. ' . ' '.' ; .' ' v , - Pongee prints that look like, silk foulard, dotted and figured prints with wide borders," two 6)o'rj cept high-class and -high-price fabric. :f ; :r printed by huge machines in ink. It seems as though they musf be of finer stuff and have been; woven They are pretty enough;to be almost any fabric. But they, are cotton, and they- are printed, and they are attractive. Every one is fast color, every one. is guaranteed to be pure dye, every, one tstq b?;UQr-, oughly depended upon. , ' . . ... . " - - . Placed on sale Monday morning at 1 1 ,r'.; 5 6; 7c ,fi' Special display, center of main floor. r. Boots. A fire sa le! Yes, a fire sale and the books haven't been touched by fire. Thousands of books, 500 titles, over 100. authors, and at 10c to 50c on $1 t The fire was next to the Harper publishing house. Through, a crack in the alf,, w -'feS into the stock-rooms of Harpers and to biggest part of the books there. Water-damage is heayiestf. all to a book: doesn't hurt its reading-worth at all, cuts its price heavily. So with these- They . have, i j. i . A avoc IndAe ViAxrjrA all rio4ir "Riit triir rvri rf nr rMit jl bJUl.3 cUlll Wrtttl liidl rwiiijjJ vu v,v i .j "-'5 - J J o - x , :.;. fraction of usual. ; : , . ' r ? 'fe 7 - Ye hooks for evervbodv who eniovs reading or study. ' Like as not a book on your favorite; subject. A lot- of late 'fiction; much by Mark Twain who today is more-read than ever. ; ;?f :Jr All of these books are worth a lace in your library, almost. Some are much-hurt, most are no more damaged than by use for a short time at home. To judge fairly, look at your shelves fqU'.befoie you come to choose from this collection. . . -7 '. There has never been such a chance before to buy books in Bridgeport.. They wouldn't; Jasrla; week, if you realized how big the chance was. V " .;v . : ft j Near Fairfield avenue entrance. ' . , ;' v "..". THE HOWLAND DRY GOODS CO A 23 Mill Tax Rate Required to Meet Demands on Taxpayers (Continued From First Page.) Amount Asked for granted next year, this year. Police $144,990 75 ' $123,024 85 Police and Chari- 8,120 00 3,050 00 65.535 75 78.430 00 58,043 00 Advertise in the Farmer. ties blder.. Claims? committee, Lamp committee, Sewer committee. Street committee. Plurnbing- Exam iners, Board of Educa tion, Board of Educa tion, one mill tax (estimated) Park board, Garbage Disposal, TToaM-Vi FlPnt. ' Fire Dept., regular 155.800 00 Fire Dept.. regular 42,250 00 Building Code (Tommisslon Registrars of Vot ers, Assessors, Town Clerk, Building Commis sion, Judge of Probate. Director of Public Works. Tax Collector, Board of Relief, Charity Dept., Sewer and Street 300 00 100 00 320,162 5 0 302,239 00 76,000 00 35.000 00 39.503 76 11.576 20 3,500 00 6.908 00 9.834 00 9,576 25 3.900 00 1,000 00 121.000 00 6.630 00 1.000 00 123,831 75 74.506 00 24,500 00 138,650 00 23,364 10 84,146 51 61.668 50 52.868 50 The police department asks "-r 15 new patrolmen at $2.75 a day anci $3 500 for an automobile patrol wagon which was recommended by the auditor last year A big expense that was not lool-ed for is the sum of S3.W0 wh'rh is asked to pay the members of the building code committee which has held over 100 meetings for the purpose of perfecting a building code for the city. Each member will receive eithT $5 or $6 a meeting and there is nothing to prevent the committee from holding a meeting every day for a year or two more. It is understood that the committee is much indebted to Building Commis sioner Rowland for a good part of its material as that official perfected a building code single handed three yeae ago. but none of the members of the Common Council felt like going through the document w'th the idea f passing upon it and making it a part of the ordinances. : They thought some one should b paid for the work, . but now that the special tax cimm'tte is to have a code it is doubtful whether all of the 'aldermen will want ta ac cept it in bloc. If not acceptable to the counciLf the money spent for, the commuiee win oe lost. Many people axe of tha onininn that 'th 'hijnHw commissioners should have been In trusted with the work of preparing the code. Besides the National Board of Fire Underwriters stands ready to fur nish the city with a building co3e, pre pared by its own engineers, free of charge. Besides the fees of the mem bers of the committee $500 Is asked for the clerk of the commission. The building commission is a Repub lican creation. 30MM1SSI0N WILL CLOSECONTRACT Declines to Make Explana tion of Its Reasons for Granting Job to Bidder Nearly $8,000 Higher. The contract for the construction of the proposed Congress street bridge across the Pequonnock river will prob ably be signed on Monday by the bridge commission, the city attorney, and the representatives, of Snare. Trieste & Co., who have been awarded the contract. President Manwaring, took up the matter of preparing the contract, with City Attorney Cullin an, this -morning. Although there is much comment in the city about the contract not being let to the lowest bidder the members of the commission do not feel disposed to make any kind of a statement relative to the 'matter and one member says the ' commission knew what it was doing, and "The commission has got to take the res ponsibility if the bridge is not up to expectations.'' Several prominent men have asked questions about the bridge contract, one a prominent insurance man asked yesterday, "Why was not the bridge contract let to the lowest bidder." He and several others claim they would have accepted the O'Brien contract, if they saw chance to save $8,200, and they are more than positive they would have accepted" the lowest bid if it was a matter of their own private business. Property Loss in the Earthquake Zone Is . NEARLY $1,000,000,000 (Continued From First Page.) the various state branches and of money sent by individuals to head quarters. A large part of . the money came from Iew York which contri buted $72,000. The California branch has remitted $1,000 and . Connecticut $1,500. The balance was made up of contributions by J.. D. Rockefeller and the Anheuser Busch Brewing Company. Secretary Root will cable the money to Ambassador. Griscom at Rome who win -deliver it to the Italian Red Cross. Catania. Jan. 2. The Archbishop of Messina has Jteen "rescued from;tb rums or his catnearai. xne Arcrnjispop. wal in the; chapel when the. first shock on him but he was not touched by any of the flying debris.' . V i bishop knelt in front of the crucifix, expecting death at any, moment. He remained constantly In prayer durng tha live days of his imprisonment and . was still kneeling before the crucinx when the rescuers reached him. MRS. ERB DESCRIBES ;? HUSBAND'S DEATH (Continued From First Page.) ; room and I didn't know - whether h$ was badly hurt or not. "For a little while I sat cowering- In me D&mroom. inen ine noise or tn atriipplA Vi a V . n o- siihnfrtori T rT-a nil Ivlnir over toward the entrant nf bathroom with his head in a pool of blood. He was still as though dead I went down stairs and asked Beatrice Mathu to come upstairs - with ' m: When we got up there the captain wa lying still and my sister, some disJ tance away from him. I went to thcr telephone and tried to get a doctor Then I asked Beatrice to fceeo i'ori phoning while I went to see the tJon4 aition my sister was m. f "She was in a faint and at iflrst tnougnt sne was aeaa. I listened t her heart and it seemed to be beating so I got a big sponge from the bath room and started to try and revive he so that she was able wfth my hell to get to a bed. She "was weak an unnerved with her experience but th doctor gave , her some medicine, whe he came." , ) OBITUARY. Helen' E., ' seven months old: dawgh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Kennelly died yesterday afternoon ' at the resi dence of its parents, 54 Jane street. Thri funeral will be held to-morrow morn-l ing aud the body will be taken to! Middletown. Conn., for.' burial The funeral of Patrick O'Rlley the' Q. A. R. Veteran was held this morn ing from his late residence 457 Harral- avenue at 8:30 o'clock and from, St. Augustine's Church at .9 where Rev. Father O'JVIeara sang a solemn high mass of requiem. The pall-bearers were James Fllnter, James, jyons, Geo. Rutherford, Denis Murphy, . Edward Brennan and Michael vFUageraJd. ; The G. A. R. services were conauctea over the body of the deceased. In Sto Mich ael's Cemetery r by Ellas Howe, Jr., Post No. 3. . , -.. ,-. ' t The remains of the late Warren H Lamson were , laid at rts, tl rfT nnnn at J n m. from the underraklncJ parlors of H. Bishop on State s.reetJ Rev. John BePeu read the services averj the body, at the . grave,., In ountair .1 -V A. ' -; . t- "