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THE FARMER: JANUARY 5, 1909.
IfjOWLANDS Entrances on Main street, Fairfield avenue and Cannon street. Bridgeport, Conn., TuesdaV January 5, 190P The Weather Rain and colder to night; fair and colder tomorrow. A ur cnance. ,. .-a -w awi Fur cc, small fur pieces, muffs; all have been given new prices and are to be bought if you are quickat a big saving. It is time to clear such merchandise out. It is time when wearing-time issall ahead. It is ideal time to buy for actual service that is to be had. And yet, here are these new prices fixed; prices that afford splendid sav ings. Illustrations: Fine caracul fur coat, 26 inch, was $47.50, $35. Caracul fur coat, 45 inch, was $67.50, $55. " Caracul fur coat, 50 inch, was $85, $65. Ponyskin coat, 30 inch, was $37.50, $30. Pohyskin coat, 30 inch, was $45, $35. 't Ponyskin coat, 36 inch, was $47.50, $35. Forty-inch ponyskin -coat, was $55, $42.50. Ponyskin coat, 50 inch, was $62.50, $47.50. Ponyskin coat, 50 inch, was $65, $50. 1 . , Ponyskin coat,' 50 . inch, was $75, $55. Black lynx shawl, was $47.50, $37.50. Black lynx shawl, was $45, $35. . Black fox fancy shawl, was $25,-$16.50. Black lynx throw, was $15, $10. Sable fox shawl,! was $20, $15. , Natural mink collar, was $45, $27.50. Throw of natural mink, was $27.50, $20. " Squirrel ties that were $6.50, $4.75. This is but part of the story. It is all just' as full of interest. v ' , Second floor. h if. Spotted' Looks. From IJarpers whose books are always'good. : ' . , Spotted by water at the time of the big fire next door to , Harpers. ; Not burned for only water got into the stock-room. ; But the spots cut down; prices woefully; they are to be had at 10c:to 50c on each $1 of value. Plenty of attractive ones yet Some of Mark Twain still, some of Lew Wallace and Mrs. Hum phry Ward and Woodrow Wilson and Justin McCarthy and other equallyrwell-known writers. Damages averages less than a third. Prices average over half -below usual. ' Book-shop, near Fairfield avenue door. Stylish good nair-gooas. ble quality. . Carefully made. At - tractive. Sold at prices that are i less than you expect to pay regu larly. . Marlowe puffs in set. of eight, ' 1 OK .Cluster puffs, handsome, $1.85. ' . , Puffs of good ' size, set of 4, 50c .Single putts, lull, ouc. : Switches in ligrht and dark , shades, full and fine,18, 22 and 24 ' inches' long, $1.25 $2.25 $2.85. Rolls, full size and all-round, 25c and more. ' Third floor. wave inches High-cut shoes for women and girls. There is a distinct advantage to the wearing of high-cut shoes through the winter. They possess added warmth, they give the foot greater support when walking is uncertain, they support one with greater certainty, they are excel lent for skating as well as for walking, their high-cut uppers are combined with soles of special weight and toughness. For women : Tan Russia calfskin with top of brown suede leather, 8 inches high, button, $5. Black Rusisa calfskin, top, wing tip, button, 7 rngh, $5. Tan willow calfskin, 7 inches high, $4 and $3. . Black calfskin, lace, 7 inches high, oil-finish, $4; regular finish, -$3. ' r, Seven-inch button shoes in pat ent leather, tan leather, and black calfskin, with Cuban heel, $3. For young folks : Girls's high-cut shoes, button Vici kid $2 and $2.25; patent leather, $2.50. Calfskin lace high-cut shoes for girls, $2. . Tan Russia calfskin, lace,- $2.50. Children's in sizes 8 to 11, $1.65 to $2, in" sieds 6 to 8, $1.35 to $1.85. New shoe quarters near Fairfield ave- enue entrance. Pretty cottons for little. ; American Printing company may well be proud of these printed cottons. The store is proud of them. Wearers may be proud of them. 7!... ;Ffeshand crisp and dainty, in tasteful patterns, in unlookel-for colors and designs ; American prints, are unique. This week is their week at the store. They have center of the stage. They make fine appearance and folks are enjoying them. How much more they will enjoy wearing them ! 5c 6c 7c .-:.' "y '......-.... , nd every inch looks to be worth far more than its price. Center of main floor. BIG FALLING OFF IN POPULATION School Enumeration Shows Children Between Ages of 4 and 16 Decreas ed About 800. Comparison of the figures of the last school enumeration in this city with that of the previous year shows that the business depression did much to thin out the population. The enumer ation of children between the ages of 4 and 16 years in 1907 showed an in crease of 871 over 1906, but the last enumeration recently compiled shows only the scant increase of 64 over 1907. Although the figures of the school board do not show any dropping off in the attendance of the schools it is apparent that a large nurWber of chil dren "between the ages of 14 and 16 who are able to work have been moved out of the city. The school enumerators found where many families with sons and daught ers who were over 14 years of age, or who had been previously rated as such, had returned to their former home across the water. While the school enumeration is low registration of children attending school last month shows an increase of 582 over December, 1907. Number of names upon roll -books of public schools: ' December, 1908 12,805 December, 1907 12,223 Increase 582 , The school enumerations for the past three years are as follows : 1906 19,796. 1907 20,667 Increase 871. 1908 20,734 Increase 64. f The enumerators reported during their canvass of the city last year that there was over 1,000 vacant tenements and last night before the Common Council Thomas Arnold, Sr., a real es tate authority, said there were nearly 2,000 vacant rents in Bridgeport and that there were nearly 1,000 more who were unable to pay. their rent. As the average increase In the school attendance is maintained the authori ties say the only way to account for the falling off of the enumeration is that the children over 14 years of age who had to work have moved away. President Signs Bill Appropriating $800,000 Relief Fund (Special from United Press.) Washineton.Jan. 5. President Roose velt at 1:50 this afternoon signed the bill lappropriatmg jsoo.ooo ror tne re lief of the Italian earthquake sufferers. Drug Clerk Undergoes Appendicits Operation Henry P. O'Brien, son of Timothy O'Brien the well known mason con trnrfnr. and' ibrother of Joseph A O'Brien, the architect, was operated upon -t St. Vincent s nospitai yester rlov mnmlntr for nnnendieitis bv Dr Godfrey assisted "by the house v sur geons. The young man was about tne stieets S3 usual on Saturday and was at txmnlr n:t fTlamnett's druer store on Park avenue, where he is employed as ... - a prescription cierK, as usuai on oun dnv when he was stricken. Reports from the bedside of the young man this afternoon are very favorable, he having passed a restful nignt. MKS. CAKEY MUST RETURN MONEY Fire Insurance Companies Waged Long Legal Bat tle Successfully. Mts. Sarah Carey of Kent must re turn $.4,200 to four Insurance compan ies, Judge Reed' In the Superior court today handing dojvn a decision to that effeat. Mrs. Carey's property was de stroyed by fire due to a spark from a railioad locomotive. She sued the railroad company and recovered the amount of her loss, $5,728. This was several years ago. She had first re covered from the Phoenix, the Con tinental, the Royal and the Commer cial Union Fire Insurance Companies insurance to the amount of $4,200, of which sum $1,500 was paid her each by the Phoenix and Continental compan ies. Judge Reed holds that having previously recovered the full amount of the damage to her property from the railroad company she could not again recover for the same loss from the 'Insurance companies. Mrs. Carey will appeal to the Su preme court. MEDICAL INSPECTION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN DIED DIN AN. In Stratford. Jan. 4, 1909 Friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, Ca Road. Stratford, on Wednes day, Jan. 6, at 8:30 a. m., and from St. James' church at 9 a. m. Interment at St. Michael's ceme tery. A 4 b PECK. In this city, Jan. 4, 1909, Da vid C. Peck, aged 81 years, 8 months 1? rluvs "RVipnds are invited to attend the funeral at his late residence, No. 472 State St., on Wednesday, 6tn inst., at 2 o'clock, p. m. Interment in Mountain Grove cem etery. A 4 bp PARFITT In this city, January i iQriQ n-enrerft Parfltt. aered 66 years. j-TDripnda are invited to attend the funeral from the late residence of the deceased, No. 8 Wyllys Place, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1909, at 2 p. m. Interment at Mt. Grove ceme- tnrv. A 5 b r,10NUr.1ENTS ARTTSTIC LASTING. Plant operated by pneumatic cut ting and polishing tools. HUGHES & CHAPMAN, 300 -STRATFORD AVENUE. Phone Connection.": R 19 tf CHOICE CUT FLOWERS FOR "NEW YEAR GIFTS' -AT James Horan & Son Florists 943 Main St. ROSES,CARNATIONS AND VIOLETS FOR NEW YEAR'S GIFTS JOHN RECK & SON, 985 Main St. 152 Oak St. Tele. 750-3. rr ri r"? u n 1 r i a tw t r"v rv r -v rv - STATE OF CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF BRIDGEPORT. S3. PROBATE , COURT. January 4, 1909. Estate of Patrick O'Reilly, late oT the town of Bridgeport, In said dis trict, deceased. The Court of Probate for the District of Bridgeport, hath limited and allowed six months from the date hereof for the Creditors of said Estate to exhibit their claims for settlement. Those who neg lect, to present their accounts, properly attested, within said time, will be de barred a recovery. All persons Indebt ed to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to JAMES H. O'REILLY, A 5 s' Executor. Communication Upon (be Subject from President of tbe Board of Henllh. Editor of Farmer: Sir Referring to a recent editorial in one of our local papers, I feel oblig ed to take exception as a member of the Board of Health, to the apparent slurs cast upon the motives of our board. "Apparently innocent pro posal" grates seriously upon, the nerves of slf-sacrlficing men, devoting their time and energies to the accomplish ment of a measure which practical ex perience has proven to be necessary. The gum of money asked to begin this work by our board necessarily reveals the fact that no daily medical inspec tion is expected. The method pro posed is that usually adopted by cit ies of our size and such daily inspec tion is not considered necessary. That the usefulness of the measure does not commend itself to the public may be so Syhere the public have not investi gated as to results obtained. A very little study on the part of the public of these results will show that com mon sense commend this work. A knowledge of the methods pursued in making the Inspection as proposed t in this city, convinces one that this work will not interfere with the other rou tine work of the schools. No "lightning feats of diagnosis" will be required and that slow process Of diagnosis referred to will In most in stances be left as . now. to the, family physician. I say in most instances, for the reason that some cases would be diagnosed by laboratory work, e. g. cases of suspected diphtheria. While there is no SCHEME pertaining to "entering the thin edge of a very large wedge," yet this is but the beginning of a work, which wherever it has been instituted, has met with the endorse ment of the public, the superintendent of schools, teachers and parents In hundreds of cities and towns . in our land. This "innocent proposal" does include the visiting nurse and that in to the homes. What better means of teaching our large foreign population American isms, ideas of cleanliness and the ap plication of hygienic laws could be ol tained at so' little expense. The nurse's valuable assistance in these matters is strongly recommended in many places, everywhere, in fact where they have been employed. . The func tion of education as I understand it, is that of protection for ' the State. The State compels attendance in schools for forty weeks each year, from the age of five to the age of four teen. It there lays out a course of study, found by experience to be best adapted to make for the good of its citizenship; this being the function or object of education, how important then that the State should realize "the sound minds in the sound body." To partially educate a thousand weaken ed, deaf, half-blind pupils, all of whom by a general supervision on the part of the State during these school years could have developed into strong, bright, "healthy young men and women is an error. Is this work not one of . the most important functions of education, both individually and collectively for the State? This measure works for the return to the schools of the "children of an increasingly large number of people" and thereby "they will receive the benefits of taxes contributed," be cause many of the objections now ap parent will be by this means eliminat ed. Wealthier places; and poorer places than Bridgeport have experi mented in this branch of education for years and so thoroughly has it proved itself upon all occasions where tried, that its adoption has become of na tional scope in England, Belgium, Ger man y, t France, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Japan, the Argentine Republic ; and in the United States, the State of Mass achusetts (all cities and towns). In fact in nearly every principal city of the United States, north, west, south and east, and in this State, New Ha ven, Hartford and Waterbury have medical inspection of schools. Experimentation In this line began thirty-five years ago in Brussells, six teen years ago Boston adopted this work and it has been in satisfactory operation in very manj' cities of the United States, for a period of ten years. Reports received from seventy-five cities of our country", outside of Massachusetts, shows that medical inspection of schools is considered proper, necessary, and satisfactory and has convinced me after two years of careful study, that practical results can 'be obtained by our boards, if the appropriation asked for is granted. The bringing about of better sanitary conditions in the school rooms and buildings is the duty of the medical inspector. Facts and figures to cor roborate or substantiate any assertions or generalities in the foregoing are easily obtainable and any questions that suggest themselves I will willing ly try to answer. GEO. EUGENE OBER, M. D., President of Board of Health. W3E ARE ALL READY WITTM OTUIR And With the Biggest Bargains You Ever Saw : : : : Our Entire Stock of Ladies' Suits, Cloaks and Furs, Children's Coats and Dresses, Infants' Coats, Woolen Dresses and Caps Marked down to half or a quarter and in many cases to less than a quarter of former prices Neither this store and surely no other store in Bridgeport has ever done such genuine merciless price cutting as. we have done for this sale. We have simply shut our eyes to cost or value of our entire stock of Ready Made Gar ments and cut the prices on new desirable seasonable goods to one-half to one- . quarter and to less than one-quarter of former prices. We could not afford tt risk our reputation for honest straightforward dealing by slipping into careless exaggeration, but the offerings are so extraor dinary, the bargains so phenomenal and the price cutting so tremendous that too much could not be said about them. When we say that we took suits that we sold for $35.00 and $40.00, and for which other stores would have surely charged $50.00 to $75.00 and marked them $5.00 it does seem almost incredible, but that is just exactly what we have done and the suit you saw here yesterday at $35.00 you are apt to find in the $5.00 lot today. ' ; Our entire stock of Suits and Coats offered in" three bis: lots. About 150 Suits and Coats, former prices from $9.98 to $35.00, at.... 1 About 100 Suits, Cloth and Caracul Coats, former prices from $20.00 to $40.00, at. ... . ' 5.0(0) - . t About 50 Suits and Fur Lined and Caracul Coats, -fl Th'fTy : former prices from $25.00 to $50.00 at. .. ....... . P JLQo U SIM' . None higher. , ' Children's $1.00 Woolen Dresses at . . .;. 49c ChUdren's $2.00 Woolen Dresses at. .............. . . ............ 98c Children's $3.00 to $5.00 Dresses at $1.69 Children's and-Infants' $2.00 Coats at. 98c Children's and Infants' $4.50 Coats at. ; ........... . $1.98 Children's and Infants ' $6.00 Coats at, .................. . ............ $398 - Children's and Misses' $10.00 to $15.00 Coats at . ........... : . . . . . $6.98 Ladies' and Clildren's MO. IE 1 Ladies' Pat. Colt. Skin Shoe,button or lace, dull calf upper, welted sole, $3.00 for $1.98 a pair Ladies' Gun Metal, button or lace, Walking Boot, new, smart and durable, for mer price $2.50, at $1.79 a pair Misses' High Cut Dongola Button Shoe, heavy sole, for winter wear, $2.00. shoes for - $1.50 COME EARLY TO FIND BEST SELECTIONS.GOODS AT PRICES SUCH AS THESE SALE PRICES WILL NOT LAST LONG . fiVOU'LL 66 BfcT-ER, AT J rll'38-l'144 STREET a CROWDS ATTEND OBSEQUIES OF MURDERED MAN The funeral of John Michaelowic, known here as John Mitchell, took place this morning at 9:30 from St. Cyril's Methodius Roman Catholic church at Crescent avenue and Church street. There was a large attendance. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Father Jankula. pastor of the church. Letters received from the old coun try to-day have shed more light upon the identity of the murdered man. Michalowic came to this country seven years ago and obtained employment as a tailor with Adolph Hashek, who runs a shop at 511 East Main street. He came here from Hungary where his parents still live. They are Slavonians but the murdered man always worked for Bohemian employers and thus be came proficient in the Bohemian ton gues He could also speak Slavish and German. He afterwards learned the baker's trade and worked at it till he died. He was 25 years of age. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael MIcha cHil Hvfl at Strase. Nintr Sto, Ungar, Austria. One brother and two sisters are living at the old home there. The family is Slavish but has lived in Hungary for many years. Mr. Mashek, wrho was Michalowic s first employer here was his best friend and was largely instrumental in raising money to pay the funeral expenses. The dead man was popular and his friends subscribed $76.50 toward the funeral expenses which amounted to $S4.40. The remainder was subscribed by Undertaker Quaka and Mr. Synek. The parents have been notified of the death of their son and tho friends here have promised to detect and punish his assailants. NEW HEAD OF ST. VINCENT'S WAS AN ARMY NURSE (Continued From First Page.) Sister Alice who succeeds to the management of St. Vincent's is famil iar with the work there, having been so closely identified with Sister Laura so that the change will in no wise ef fect the continued prosperity of the in stitution. Like her predecessor she is a lady of fine executive ability and her extended training as assistant to Sister Laura peculiarly fits her for the BALLOT BOXES, GAVELS, LODGE BIBLES, RE CEIPT BOOKS, DUE LEDGERS and everything for Lodges sold at JACKSON'S BOOK SHOP, 986-988 MAIN STREET important task hwich now devolves upon her. That she will make a worthy succes sor to the first head of St. Vincent's Is assured. Sister Alice is one of a num ber of the sisters of the order who has spent years in army hospital service. At the time of the Spanish-American war when the call was issued for nurses to take charge of the fever in fected si'kliers returning from the tor rid ciimate she was one of the first to volunteer n.nd she administered with rare fortitude and fidelity as a nurse till the close of the war when the service was discontinued. Sister Laura was a native of Gettys burg, I'n. Her father was named Eck enrode and at an oarly age she was attracted (o the work of the sisters of charity among the poor and she re solved to Join the order and devote her lifo to nursing the ill and afflicted. She was splendidly educated and her marked capacity for business affairs won for he many well merited promo tions, i. MAYOR AT HARTFORD. Mayor Lee, who is interested in the welfare of Congressman E. J. Hill, who is making a fight for the U. S. senator ship went to Hartford this morning to be present at the caucuses. . Frank Callahan raised a dlsturbany on High street last night while In a intoxicated condition. He entered V residence on the street and refused ta . leave. He was arrested by Patrolman Poland and Dietz and landed in a cell at headquarters. Judge Pullman fined Callahan $15 and costs and sent him to Jail for 0 days to sober up. The meat market of Daniel P. Black at 161 North avenus was entered by burglars last night and a quantity of provisions were stolen. The job la be lieved to be the work of tramps who make "The Ledge," Just over the Trumbull line their camping place from whence they descend upon the city for provision. The goods taken consisted of meat and canned goods and a small amount of change which had been left in the money drawer. The contract between Snare, Trieste & Co. and the Congress street bridge, commission fors the structlon , of the propesed new bridge will be signed to morrow. Senator Manwarlng. who is" the president cf tht commission Is in Hartford to-day attending the caucuses; of the Republican members of the As-, sembly. . , r. : ' ' WANT ADS. CENT A ' ' A"