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-1 f - THE FARMER: JANUARY 2, 1909. ) EXTRA TROUSERS , As a rule Trousers beat finish by severaL months. Perhaps a pair of our ridge over the gap that Suit time. The extra large man. the sliort can De mieu periecxiy. iriees $i.5! to $b.uu. HUB CLOTHING HOUSE, CORNER OF MAIM AND BANK STRKETS. Z 1ijllT Bridgeport Public Market Branch Saturday, Jan. 2, 1909. FRESH SHOULDERS ROAST PORK BTO t)ftACTQ "RT7,"FT7 tXVXU MwAM A hJ JU J-l J-l J. LPT ROASTS BEEF. CHUCK RIB ROASTS IVEAL ROASTS ........... 8c, 10c and 12c per lb I Special low prices on all cuts of Fresh Beef. A choice lot of (Turkeys. Chickens, Broilers, Fowls, Ducks and Geese. Everything in Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts, etc. Special low prices in the Grocery Department. 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Laundry Telephone 2910 mths BRIDGEPORT IS .A HEALTHFUL CITY Constant Ytchfulness oathe Part of the Board of ileallli is Accountable for Good Conditions The Work of the Year Reviewed Briefly. Health and morals go hand in hand. Disease, squalor and crime have been copartners all through the history of the world. Good health means pros perity. The board of health of the city of Bridgeport has accomplished wonders in conserving the health of its citizens. Considering the fact that Bridgeport's wealth is largely bound up in the brains and muscle of its workers and that there is a smaller proportion of high salaried employes here than in other cities it is a re markably healthy place to live in. That large proportion of the population which is foreign born has brought with it all the contempt and dislike for san itary measures which obtain in their native lands. The health department of this city is obliged to be on deck all of the time. The history of the department for the past year has been a demonstration of this fact. As fast as an epidemic of measles, scarlet fe ver or diphtheria has threatened the deprtment has got busy and has stamped out the disease before it had fairly got under way. The constant watchfulness of Dr. E. A. McLellan, the city health officer has done much to accomplish this result. He has been ably seconded by David W. Lynch the sanitary inspector and the clerk of the department Miss Anna S. Dargan. All of these have done their work wrell. Much progress has been made during the year in the matter of the sanitary inspection of food. A. C. Knapp, meat and milk inspector.has been busy during the year. He has secured the first conviction for viola tion of the laws concerning the stand ard of milk sold in the city. His ac tivity has resulted in an endeavor by the dealers to excel in the purity of their commodity. J A laboratory has been installed on the upper floor of the police and charities- building where Miss Dargan tests samples of milk brought in by the inspector. This test is usually enough to satisfy tne inspector, whether' the dealer is hon estly trying to obey the law. Where prosecutions are contemplated this test is supplemented by the more com plicated analysis of the Agricultural experiment station in New Haven, The result has been marked. Producers are beginning to vie with each other in making the surroundings and interiors of their dairies and stables sanitary. They are priding themselves on pro ducing pure milk. The distributors have made many . changes in their methods of handling their wares and a wonderful change has taken place. The inauguration of the city slaugh ter house and the ordinance which re quires all animals to be slaughtered there has been a creditable sanitary move. F. Mr Spitz who has been in stalled at the abbatoir as superinten dent has inaugurated reforms which have improved conditions materially. The organization of the Isolation Hos pital under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Latham has been a, success. Inspector Knapp has secured a con viction for violation of the law con cerning the sale of meats unfit for food and the future will probably see less of this practice than the past. The death rate for the year has been lower than that of many years past. The records of the department have not yet been tabulated so that the mean for the year can be obtained, but it is a fact that the city has been remarkably healthy during the past year. The records of the department also show a steady decrease In the number of cases of consumption or tu berculosis. This is accounted for by the improved conditions which sur round all classes and also the improve ment in the quality of food consumed by the general run of the people. The increasing knowledge of the value of fresh air as a preventative' and cure for pulmonary trouble's has had much to do with this improvement. The death rate among children under 5 years has been especially noticeable. It has been decreasing gradually for vpars Not a case of rabies has been dis covered in the city during the year and there is little probability that any case of this dread disease has existed in any form whatever. Other diseases have been stamped out as fast as they .have appeared. One of the prime factors in improv ing the sanltory condition of the city has been the water tests which have been carried on by the chemist of the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company with out expense to the city. The hydrant water is as pure as any -in the coun try. As fast as contaminated wells have been discovered they have either been closed up or posted. Thus one of the prolific sources of disease has been shut off. Let us hope that the city will be as fortunate in 1909 as it has been in 1908. SEA VOLCANO OFF GEORGIA Boiling Water Along the Southern Coast Features of a Weird Disturbance Just Reported. 9 Norfolk, Va., Jan. 2. A volcano at sea and a field of boiling water off the coast of Georgia are among the phe nomena which British officers have re ported to the hydrographic officer here. "While the British steamer Baltic was headed toward this coast on December 13. in latitude 51.14 and longitude 21 First Officer Landmary observed what he rei.orted as an "eruption apparent ly twenty miles distant to the west ward resembling a volcanic action." The weird disturbance lasted but a few seconds. The British steamship Lord Dufferin on December 18. passed an area of boiling water less than two hundred miles off the Southern coast, according to he captain's report. BURGLARS AT PUTNAM. (Special from United Press.) Putnam, Jan. 2. Burglars early to day broke into the railroad stations here at Pomfret and at Abington. In each case they entered the stations through windows and ransacked the ticket offices although no office fixtures were taken. The robbers got their haul in cash and stamps from Pomfret and took tickets from the Putnam and Abington stations. The police are investigating. THE PRETTIEST FACE, and the most beautiful hands are of ten disfigured by an unsightly wart. It can easily be removed in a few days without pain by using Cyrus' Wart Remover, for sale only at The Cyrua Pharmacy, 253 Fairfield avtjiUe and 186 Cannon St. CLEANEASY, THE HEST HAND SOAP. Guaranteed not to injure the skin. Instantly removes Stove Polish, Rust. Grease. Ink, Paint and Dirt. For the hands or clothing. Large can 10 cents. Manufactured by Wni. It. Winn, 2ii Stratford Ave. Sun rises tomorrow 7:19 a. m. Sun sets today t 4:34 p. m. High water 7:28 a. m. i Low water 2:11 p. m. i Moon sets .'. 3:18 a. m. "THE LUCK OF MACGREGOR" Brilliant Love Story, With a Military Setting, Excel lently Acted at Smith's. Edward Vroom, the Author-Actor-Orator, Scores a Complete Success on His First Appearance Here in Dramatic Work Curiosi ty of Many Quickly Re placed by Admiration of His Genius Splendid Supporting Cast. "The Luck of MacGregor," that much heralded comedy drama, toy Edward Vroom, yesterday opened a two days' stay at Smith's theatre, and played to two audiences of excellent proportions. The play gave the utmost satisfaction, there being scarcely a criticising note after either the matinee or evening performances. Mr. Vroom, .the author of this play, is also the star, playing the leading role of Larry MacGregor. It will be remembered that Mr. Vroom did yeo man service in the .interests of Governor-elect Lilley during the recent political campaign in this state, and during that time made a host of friends, both politically and socially. To that fact may be ascribed in some measure the curiosity to see him as an actor. He had been well adver tised, and his many merits, as others had see them, have been pointed out to the mihlic for several weeks in the press. But the curiosity that per haps impelled the attendance of some was quickly replaced by genuine ad miration of his capabilities as an actor, for he at once placed himself on the best of terms with his audience, and won their favor by his careful and con scientious work. The play is an interesting love story, with a strong military setting. The scenes are laid in the times of the Revolutionary war, and while the red Scene in "The Luck of MacGregor," Showing Mr. Vroom and Miss Lester LADIES - . CHARITABLE SOCIETY Delightful Reception Yes terday at Home of Mrs. E. C. Bassick. f The Ladies' Charitable society, now In its ninety-fifth year, formally wel comed its friends at the spacious home of Mrs. E. C. Bassick in Fairfield ave nue, yesterday afternoon. The old home, formerly the residence of P. T. Barnum was strewn with holly and presented a true aspect of one of those homes in "Merry England" during the Yuletlde. The guests were led to the spacious dining room in the home and served tea by Mrs. Robert Hincks, and Mrs. Henry Blodgett. The receiving line stood in the front drawing room and included the man agers and tho advisory board as fol lows:. President, Mrs. George E. Som ers, in lavender silk and embro'd?ry; Mrs. Bassick, in black; Mrs. Morris B. Beardsley. black over white silk; Mrs. E. W. Fairchild, white; Mi s Mary L. Fifch, gray eilk; Mrs. E. L. Gay lord, grew silk; Mrs. Zalmon Good sell, black: Mrs. H. F. Greeman. yel low satin with gold braid; Mrs. King sley, black; Mrs. Orange Merwln, black; Mrs. Wm. Morrison, grey: Mrs. A. S. May, pearl and white silk and lace; Mrs. Hamilton Shelton, pearl silk; Mrs. Friend Smith. "London ;?moke" si k Mrs. James Staples, black; Mrs. F. T. Staples, grey and white silk; Mrs. F. A. Strong, white lace; Mrs. John D. Whitney, light grey silk; the advisory board were Hon. M. B. Beard sley. Mr. Frank T. Staples and Hon. Henry A. Bishop. These gentlemen and several others were present. The ushers were Miss Rebecca French, white gown: Mies Flather, blue and white; Mrs. C. P. Coe, white; Miss May Shelton. green; M'.ss Lou Shelton, rose; Miss Lucille Wakeman, white; Miss Kinsley, yellow; Mrs. F. S. Stev ens black: Mrs. A. L. Lewis. Mis Mill'e Beardeley. gowned in si'k of a shade of electric blue, presided . over the large basket in which the g'fts of cash and checks were placed. This 13 the famous wicker basket wh'ch the society has owned for very many years and that is saying a good deal for the organization is .ninety-five years old. It was decorated with Christmas holly and the lid fastened open with a big coats seem to predominate, in the end the overwhelming victory of the Amer ican patriots is made paramount. The play breathes patriotism in nearly every sense. Larry's loyalty to King George is unbounded, yet he finally succumbs to the call of love, and with out in the least yielding his allegiarfce to the King, wins the bride of his choice, and sends his defeated com rades heme without him. The supporting cast is excellent in every instance. Fred W. Strong, as Colonel Stedman, has a part which he fills in a manner to do credit to the cleverness of Mr. Vroom in selecting the members of his company. This careful attention, hy the-way, is ap parent in the entire cast. Mr. Vroom has made choice of people who are especially well fitted for the require ments of each individual role. In no case has he made a mistake. The company all through is one of the most evenly balanced and capable which has been seen here this season. Mr. Strong, who was one of the original members of the "Lion and the Mouse" company, is a careful, painstaking actor, and his work in this play is greatly appreciated. David Murray, as Lieut-Col. Johnson, the "heavy" role of the play, is also well cast, and he received the hisses of the audience, as well as those of his fellow actors, at the disclosure of his villiany. Fred A. Sullivan is another of the cast who deserves mention, his work being in excellent keeping with that of the others of the principals. Miss Anne Page, as Janet, and Joseph Pros ser, as Jacdb, are responsible for the comedy characters of the play, and they succeeded in raising the desired laughs at every appearance. Tom Burroughs, as Sergeant Bruce. . the American spy in the British camp, did his work in a manner which showed a careful comprehension of the charac ter. Miss Florence Lester, as Margaret Bruce, was a very lovable character. She is a handsome and charming young lady, and a talented actress. Her emotional scenes in the second, third and fourth acts called for espec ial commendation, and the many, cur tain calls given were as much for her as they were for Mr. Vroom himself. In the final scenes of the play, where she struggles' between love for the ; harvr"isome vnun? officer, and her diitv to her country and her father, were! exceptionally well done, and added Im measurably to the splendid impression she had already created. The play is. very prettily and effec tively staged, and well costumed. It will be seen again this evening, and it should be witnessed 'by a crowded house. It is as strong an attraction as one could wish for, and it should be the means of placing Mr. Vroom among the first ranks of our Ameri can actors. red ribbon making a very pretty fea ture in the scheme of decoration about the room. MISS PIERCE'S DEBUT Charming and Talented Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford D .Pierce, Jr., as a Debutante. In honor of their daughter, Marjorio DeForest, Mr. and Mrs. Bradford D. I'ierce, Jr., gave a reception yesterday aftemcon at their home on North avenue. The event marked Miss Pierce's cttut into society, and mother and daughter, beautifully gowned, re ceived the guests. Miss Pierce wore a white net gown and carried a bou quet of pink roses. Mrs. Pierce wore a pink satin gown. The young lady received many presents on the occa sion ot hed de'but, her mother giving ; her a necklace and pendant, Mrs. Woodruff a diamond hrooch and pen dant, and Miss Alice Bartram a pearl heart. Flowers in large amounts were received by her. The floral decorations of the room were very elaborate and green and purple oTchids. lilies of the valley, vio lets and American Beauty roses were in evider.ee. The receiving party stood before a bank of ferns and roses. The serving table in the dining room was set with a lace cover and ' fes tooned with ropes of smilax. The centei floral piece, composed of roses, was placed within the gold punch bowl, which was presented to Miss Pierce's grandfather, Hon. T. B. DeForest, on the occasion of his golden wedding a few years since by the officials of the Bridgeport National bank and the Bridgeport Savings hank, of each of which he is the president. The urn was presided over by Mrs. Justis B. Entz, of Germantown. Pa., and Miss Alice Bartram, Black Rock. The hostess was assisted by Miss Birdseye, Mrs. Charles Calhoun, Mrs. Nathaniel Bishop, Miss Marion DeForest, Mrs. Percy Bartram. Miss Julie Smith and Miss Adelle Harris. Chicago. Miss Alice Pierce. Miss Margaret Warner, Miss Katherine Calhoun and Miss Mar ion Paige assisted in the dining room. The new emnirfi e-nwn wpw in tha majority and added their own peculiar! charm to the en semble. T WANT ADS. CENT A WORD. J '' 1 1 A YEAR'S WORK AMONG THE POOR More Calls on Baardof Charities During I9C8 Than in Any Previous Year. In Five Years the Number of Names on the List Has Increased from 76 to 367. The past year has "been one of the most strenuous for the board of Char ities in the history of the city. The fiscal year ends on April 1 and the calculations for the year 1908 will in clude parts of two fiscal years. Su perintendent of Poor Joseph V. Bren nan estimates that there will he a de ficiency of $20,000 this year. The fi nancial stringency has thrown many out of work and these have immed iately called upon the board of Chari ties for assistance. The board divides its work into three departments. Lakeview Home, Outside Poor, and Ambulance and Emergency Hospital. The Lakeview Home is the old town farm modernized. The out side poor includes all the expenditures for the Insane Asylum at Middletown, the School for Imbeciles at Lakeville, the Home for Incurables at Kewing ton, and the local hospitals. It also includes the assistance given to fam ilies in the way of provisions, payment of rent, etc. The department seldom takes notice of any applications ex cept those which come from families. The city has Its physicians who treat applicants at their homes on applica tion to the department. The calls up on the physicians have nearly doubled this year over the general run. The" patients in the local hospitals who are treated at the expense of the city have also doubled. Bridgeport has suffered more from the general business stagnation than any other city in the State. Bridge port is a manufacturing city pure and simple. When business is brisk tftien the city thrives like a green bay tree. The city has grown very fast in the last five years. This growth has been largely made up of those who derive their support from the many factories in the city. The men earn small sal aries. They have come from foreign lands where race suicide has never been heard of and the families are al most always large. When the fa ther gets out of work then the family suffers. A large proportion of the emigrants who have settled in the city in the last few years are improvident. They find it much easier to get work here than in the countries from which they come. They have great faith in America and grow careless. When the men are laid off then the demands upon the hoard of Charities begins to Increase. ( The families of those dependent up on the shops nbecome more liable to disease on account of the lack of nour ishing food and children who fall ill must be taken to the hospitals to be cared for. There are few facilities In the homes of the unemployed and the mortality rate immediately Increases, especially among the infants. The percentage of foreigners in the city of Bridgeport is larger than in any other city in the State. This class is more susceptible to certain diseases and ail ments than native born residents. The percentage of insanity has increased in the last five years with alarming rapidity and it is almost entirely con fined to foreign born residents. Love affairs, money and religion are the most prominent causes. The minds of the foreign born seem to be more easily, unbalanced, by un usual excitement from any of these causes. This condition obtains in a manufacturing community to a greater degree than in one given to other pur suits, i Bridgeport is the manufactur ing center of the State and for that reason has more cases of insanity in Its various forms, mild and severe, than any other city in the Ctate. A large number of foreign born fam ilies have returned to their native sur roundings sinces the hard1 times came on. This class had money saved up and knowing that they could live cheaper "at home" than in this coun try they packed up and left while they had money. Others would have been glad to do so had they the necessary means. Others remained hoping that times, would soon he 'better and as their funds decreased their demands on the board of Charities became more fre quent. At first it was only for the city physician, later for medicine un til finally they have become wholly dependent upon charity. With all these demands and the fact that Bridgeport is not a rich city, made so by the contributions of the remainder of the country for years as is the case with the Capital which has drawn a revenue from the whole coun try for a century through its insurance companies, or with New Haven into which money has been poured through its university both by contributions, legacies and the steady income from the expenditures of its students, o one is allowed to suffer nere ior raeai cal attendance, food or other atten tion. Sing-e persons who cannot care for themselves are sent to Lakeview Home. The assistance in the depart ment of the outside poor is principally for the children of which there is al ways a large number ftmong the poor. The city cares for these God given charges called to lives of privation without their consent. Outside of the fact that it is humane and in obedi ence to the injunction of the Saviour to "feed my lambs,M it is good rlicy for these forlorn and hungry little ones will some day rule the city and it is well to remove them from the driving an impelling criminal tendencies of want. ' j 1 nere is little commendation due those who steal for the pleasure of it. There should be much for those who are driven to crime by dire necessity. So the first care of the lieutenants of Superintendent Brennan are the chil dren in the families of applicants. Kvery application is Investigated by the regular investigator Alexander Morrissey. This investigation is nec essary to separate the worthy from the inwerthy. Otherwise there would be no limit to the demands upon the de partment and instead of a blessing the board would be a curse to the com munity as an agent for the manufac ture of paupers. The clerk of the de partment, Edward F. Nevins has seen the number of families on the list grow from 76 five years ago to 367 which was the number when the year 1908 dawned upon us. This is the largest number in the history of the depart ment. With improving business con ditions the number has gradually de creased until last week 142 families were provided for. Without a well developed system the clerk could not do the work of the department. The number of applications always in crease in the winter but never has it reached such proportions before as it did last winter. - The total expenditures for the fiscal year ending next April will reach about $104,000. The appropriation uf $84,000 will be expended before the year is out and there will be a deficit of about $20,000. During the year the demands upon the Emergency hospital have increas ed to such an extent that the new auto ambulance and chauffeur Burlison be came a necessity. The only wonder is now how tho department got along without them. The horse mbulance driven for so many years by the vet eran Dave Jack is now called upon in emergencies and also for the trans- fer of patients to and from' the hos pitals. Those who are able, pay $3 for this servlc. Others are transferred free of charge. Hie number of cases treated at emergency hospital has also v increased during the year. There haa,' been no change in the staff. Dr. B.. C. Krause is In attendance from 8 a. m. ) till 8 p. m., when he is relieved by Dr. Ji.a B. Ives. Other physicians occa- ' sionally relieve the regular surgeons. In spite of the most rigid economy and careful investigation the problem of caring for the poor of the city is growing more vexatious every 'year. "The poor ye have with you always." RETURN TO SEEK THEIR RELATIVES (Special from United Press.) Boston, Jan. 2. Carylng several scores of men and women returning to Sicily and Calabria to seek relatives and friends believed to have been lost In the earthquake, the Canoplc, the first ship to leave Boston for Italian ports since the great disaster, sailed to-day from Charlestown. On board were eighty saloon, fifty second ' cabin and 300 steerage passengers. ; Sixty-five Italian people from Chi cago, Indiana and other states of the miaaie west were among those sailing to-day. They came on a special train twenty minutes before the steamship left her dock. Most of them are rje turning to look for relatives and lovid ones believed to have been lost in tie calamity. j . The Canopic'will touch at seveifai Italian ports and will proceed as far east as Alexandria, Egypt. Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Davis Entertain House Party One of the more, elegant and smaller private receptions .given in Ih's cy yesterday was that of. Mr. and Mi-s. Samuel T. Davis.president of the Loco-, mobile Company., at their handsome home on Waldemere avpnnp vmm I four until six the euests were greeted Dy tneir nost and her mother. Mrs. A, L. . Barber of ArdsIey-on-the-Huaon and Washington. D. r A Wn orchestra from New York rendered music for the occasion. One of the more noticable decorations in the horn 5 . was the massive silver cup. standing two ftet in heighth. given Mr. Davis for the feats of the Locomobile during Founders Week In Philadelphia. The table in the dining room was very attractive being set with fine linen and beautiful china and silver " . and having a floral centerpiece of v pointsettas. The host and hostess were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. William S. . Teel, Mr. and Mrs. Stiles Good sell, Mrv and Mrs. Sanf ord Stoddard, Mr. and " Mrs. Robert Hincks. Mr. Arthur W, Robinson. Miss Tuttle, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Rker. Mr. and Mrs. Levi s Curtis. Mr. Barber was also present.; Class Reception at Quilty's Dancing Academy : A very pleasant feature ofhe New Year celebrations of the city was the t reception given by the members of Prof. Quilty's dancing classes at the , Academy last night. A large party, was in attendance and enjoyed . the , dancing till midnight. The new dances,' the Quake and Heart's. Delight Polka were features of the,program and both were much enjoyed. " By the way both f dances have become extremely popular and are being taken up at many of the popular assemblies throughout the city. Another feature was the race v-r". upon roller ekates. in wheelbarrows and ' ' ." In automobiles between class-jnembers. There was also a cotilMon prize Waltz ' which provoked much merr'ment.', Handsome prizes were awarded ' the winners. Announcement of the forma tion of new classes will be made soon. Th8 Kind You Haw Always Bougbi Bean the y?"lg 1X11111 ,uu nino n"' cuupt . JOLLY NEW YEAR'S PARTY." A number of the Star Shirt factory . girls celebrated the New Year by giv ing a social tea party, which was held in the shirt department at 4:30 yester day. A bountiful feast was spread' and many toasts were drank, hot tea ' being the beverage most preferred by the ladies. Mrs. John Bradley ' had -the affair in charge, which signified, Its great success. Good wishes for the " New Year was extended to all. YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, East Side Branch, 58 Beach St. Twilight service Sunday as usual at, 4:30 to which all women and girls are invited. Miss Lucy Bray, will lead Miss Edna Williams will play and Master Herbert Williams will sing. FOR WINTER IRRITATIONS Of face and hands is found in ' Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Oint ment, when all else fails. 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