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THE FARMER: FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1909.
OVERWHELMING TESTIMONY To-Morrow Marks the Close of FROM THREE MODERN CITIES FAVORS WOOD BLOCK PAVEMENT WHITE EVENT SPRING The new Spring Styles various blocks and grades. We've some swell, Chic the very smartest. For Conservative or Middle-aged Men we have just the correct shapes. HUB CLOTHING HOUSE, CORN" Kit OF MAIS AND BANK STREETS. Bridgeport Public Saturday, BOAST PORK FRESH SHOULDERS . . LEGS OF MUTTON FOREQU ARTERS OF MUTTON POT ROASTS BEEF RIB BOASTS BEEF. VEAL BOASTS Special low prices on all cuts TVra-ls and Ducks. All Fresh Pork jFtlba. Lef Lard and Tenderloins. louse Vegetables. Fresh and Bridgeport Public 731-737 EAST I Spring Millinery I W- E. HALLIGAN, 989 Broad St. 1 FINE Wines BRIDGEPORT DISTRIBUTING CO., 102 STATE STREET, NEAR PUBLIC MARKET California Port or Sherry, 75 cents per gallon. Port, Sherry, Tokay, Muscatel, Rhine Wine, etc. Full quart Sherwood Rye Whiskey, $1.00. Cooking Brandy, Liquors, Cordials, Ale and Lager Beer. Free Delivery. Telephone 264-3 REMOVAL SALE Now On 30 TO 38 FAIRF We Manufacture HARNESS EXPBESS, TEAM. AND FARM HARNESS A SPECIALTY PRICES RIGHT 185 207 MIDDLE ST., The Crawford Laundry 485 FairM a -rr-m UbVERTIS E IN HATS are now ready in all the Styles for Young Men Market Branch March 6 . . . 12c per lb ... 9c per lb . . . 12c per lb ... 8c per lb 8c and 10c per lb .10c per lb 10c and 12c per lb of Fresh Beef. Fancy Chickens, I Cuts: Fresh Hams, t leans. xvei. A choice display of Native and I Dried l-"ruits. i.enten speciames. Market Branch MAIN STBEET. anJ Liquors IELD AVENUE BRIDGEPORT, CONN, HAND WORK of the best character done with laundry sent here. Try us with your wet wash. Low est prices quality of work considered. rphone 2910 THE FARMER Springfield, Boston and New York, after an extended trial of wood block pavement will have no other. This is about the sense of the numerous let ters laid before the committee on streets, last night by the citizens who desire wood block laid on Main street. The correspondence, neatly typewrit ten and bound, was laid in by Frank D. Bell, manager of Meigs & Company who secured the information. The lot includes a letter from Georse W. Til son, chief engineer of the Borough of Manhattan, one from Guy E. Emerson, superintendent of streets, Boston and one frcm A. A. Adams, superintendent of streets, Springfield. There are also letters from leading retail business firms.all of whom speak in commendatory language of wood pavement. The blocks are said to be almost as durable as granite, dustless and noise less as a pavement can be. In Boston the only trouble they have given is in the spots where the streets have been torn up by Public Service corporations and the blocks have not been put back properly. The following is the letter that was written by the representatives of the city. Ijetter from Bridgeport Gentlemen: Our City is contemplating the laying of a new pavement in the retail district of Main street and there is a question whether to use brick or wood pavement. The writer would consider it a favor if you would kindly give him your opinion in regard to which you consider the better of the two as to cleanliness and durability, as he understands you have a wood pavement at the present time in Washington street. We have had asphalt wrhich has been very unsatisfactory on ac count of the dust and dirt which has been blown into our stores. With my thanks in advance for your courtesy, I am Very truly yours, Mr. Tillson's Reply Reply by Chief Engineer Tillson, Bor ough of Manhattan. Dear Sir: Your letter of the 26th of February regarding wood pave ments has been referred to me for a reply. In regard to this I would say that we have had wood pavements in this Borough for near five years. (It is laid on the heaviest traffic streets in the wholesale districts and has given good satisfaction. It seems to me that any city that can afford to pay for it should un questionably lay it in preference to brick. It is easily cleaned and the nearest to noiseless of any pave ment that is laid; in fact this one quality is, what makes it so popu lar in the downtown districts. Yours truly, GEO. W. TILLSON, Chief Engineer. What Boston Does The following is the reply of Guy E. Emerson, Superintendent of streets of Boston: Boston, Feb. 27. 1909. Dear Sir: Your letter of the 26, addressed to he President of the Board of Street Commissioners, has been referred to me. This city has during the last nine years laid a considerable amount of wood block paving. The oldest was laid in 1900 on one of our heav iest traveled streets parallel to as phalt paving, and has proved itself much more durable. It shows no appreciable wear or deterioration from decay, and so far as I am able to judge, will compare favor ably in durability with granite block paving. It is more nearly noseless and practically as easily cleaned as asphalt. We have no brick pavements in this city, so I cannot intelligently compare the two kinds of pave ments. Respectfully, GUY E. EMERSON. Supt. of Streets. Second Letter from Emerson And replying to a second letter Mr. Emerson wrote as follows: Dear Sir. In regard to the feel ing of our merchants in the matter of wood-block paving, of which you inquire in yur letter of March 1st. it is my opinion that these mer chants are very much in favor of wood blocks. Washington street, between Boylston street and Adams Square, is paved with them, after petition by the abutters, West street has been recently pav ed with wood blocks, the abutters along State street have raised the money to repave the street with wood blocks at their own expense at a cost of about $15,000, con tracts are in preparation for re paving Congress street with wood blocks on petition of the abutters, and many other streets are under consideration. Respectfully. GUY E. EMERSON. Supt. of Streets. How They Do In Springfield Mr. Adams. Superintendent of streets of Springfield writes in this way: Dear Sir: Answering your letter of the 26th inst.. would state that the City of Springfield first used wood block paving in Main street in the year 1901. since which time ad ditions have been made so that we now have more than 30,000 square yards. It is one of the cleanest pave ments and in my opinion its wear ing quality will prove satisfactory. It certainly is the quietest of all the various kinds of pavements and seems to give general satisfac tion to team owners and pedes trians who have to cress it. The variety we have here was manufactured by the United States Wood Preserving Company, 29 Broadway, New York City and is known as creo-resinate wood block. This h?s been made from the long leaf pine and gum wood. Both of these woods come from the South and from my experience they give equal satisfaction. It may be in teresting to know that previous to last year all wood block pavement laid by us superseded granite block pavement which needless to say was extremely noisy and un clean. If I can give you any further information I shall be glad to do so. Very respectfully. A. A. ADAMS. Supt. of Streets. WHAT BOSTON MERCHANTS SAY Five great Boston Houses wrote ex pressing commendatory view of wood block pavement in part as follows: From a store-keeper's point of view, we are very much pleased with the wooden pavement on Washington street. It is cleanly and so far is proving durable. TALBOT COMPANY. C- A. Macomber, V. P. We would say on Washington St.. where our store is located, there is a wooden pavement that was laid about two years ago. As far as we can judge, it is very satis factory. We think, possibly, it may be better as far as dust is con cerned, as not having such a hard surface as asphalt, the dust is likely to be not so much pulveriz ed by the horses' hoofs. A. SHLMAN & CO., We aro very much pleased with the new wood pavement laid about two years ago on Washington street. It proves to be not only noiseless, but susceptible of being kept very clean, thus avoiding as much as possible the trouble from dust. Speaking for ourserves, we think the block pavement is a vast im provement over the brick or as phalt, although the writer frankly admits that, when he was called in to consultation with the Mayor of Boston, as to the character of con struction which was to be laid in Washington street, he favored as phalt as against wood block pav ing. Were the question to arise again, he would decide in favor of the wood paving. R. H. WHITE CO., By E. S. Preston, Treas. Referring to wood block paving vs. asphalt; we are in favor of wood over any other material, except when very heavy traffic requires granite blocks, because, it is noise less, clean and very easily repair ed. After an experience with it for the past three years my unquali fied opinion is, yes. wood blocks, and I will add the unanimous voice of all my emnioyees. C. H. COLLINS. Dear Sir: Your recent letter at hand. We find the wood pavement very sat'sfactry, and considerable of it has been used in our city. JOHDON MARSH CO., Per T. F. Lockney. VIEWS OF SPRINGFIELD MERCHANTS The following firms, leading business concerns of Springfield, replied, in part as follows: In reply to your telephone mes sage of yesterday regarding my opinion of the merits of ine wood paving as compared with concrete in our streets, would say that it has been demonstrated here by laying both kinds and testing it out for two or three years. The noise is much less and it Is not nearly as dusty as the concrete was that we formerly had. , The entire street where the principal stores are situated is all covered with block paving and it is consid ered very satisfactory Indeed. PETER MURRAY, of Smith, & Murray. There is very "much less noise than from the block pavement which we have previously used, or from the asphalt. While there may not be a very great difference be tween the dust on the wood and asphalt pavement, our opinion is that the wood is preferable under all conditions, i believe that the ger-ral impression throughout the city is that wood is far preferable to anything we have ever tried. MEEKINS, PACKARD & WHEAT By A. A. Packard. In reply to your favor of March 1st in regard to the kind of pave ment which we prefer, would say that we consider the wood pave ments now laid very superior in every way to the asphalt or brick pavements. It seems to be easily kept clean, and requires very little expense to keep it in excellent con dition. FORBES & WALLACE. Per A. Wallace. Wood paving was put down along our Main Street several years ago and as far as I know has been very satisfactory. It is especial ly nice along shopping and resi dential districts on account of its being very quiet. I think you would find it very satisfactory. D. H. BINGHAM & CO., By E. B. Bugbee. OVERWHLLWNG DEMONSTRATION FOR WOOD BLOCK PAVEMENT (Continued From First Page.") General Henry A. Bishop was in fa vor of wood blocks, if they were prop erly laid. If grooved rails were going to be laid, he was heartily in favor of them. If grooved rails were not to be laid, he was in favor of repairing the asphalt. Samuel H. Wheeler said he was par ticularly interested in seeing the old "T" rails dispensed with. They were not allowed in several cities he had visited, and in all cases the rails had been flat or grooved. The "T ' rails he thought were cVinererous to automo biles a.nd other vehicles. There should be as few ridges in a pavement as possible. He was in favor of wood block pavement if it was laid with grooved rails. Former Alderman John H. Morrissey said he wanted to take exception to the statement made by Mr. Bell, to the effect that the wrong grade was established in Fairfield avenue. He said that wood Hock pavement in Fairfield avenue was laid in accord ance with the grade furnished by the city engineer and that the city en- I gineer of New Haven, who had been I over the pavement, had saw it was HARRY RE ID KNOWS Read What He Says About Treatment for Bald Heads Leverty & Bro.. the druggists, do not guarantee Parisian Sage to grow hair on even- bald head, but if there is any life left in the roots of your hair Parisian Sage will stimulate the hair bulbs and cause your hair to grow again. Here is one case: I am now using the second bottle of your Parisian Sage, and can notice a new growth of hair appearing. I am glad to say it is a darker color than my hair was before I became bald." Harry Heid. 10 Manhattan St.. Roch ester, N. Y. Don't wait till you're bald before using Parisian Sage use it now. Kill the dandruff germ and prevent bald ness. Leverty & Bro.. the druggists, sells Parisian Sage at 50 cents a lar-e bottle, and they guarantee it to cure dandruff, stop falling hair, and cure' all diseases of the scalp, or money back. Parisian Sage is a delightfully invigorating hair dressing: it makes the hair soft, fluffy and beautiful, and la in great demand by women who de sire luxuriant and attractive hair. If you do not live near a druggist who sells Parisian Sage, you can get a bot tle direct for 5 0 cents, all charges pre paid, from Giroux Mfg. Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Tonirow night our doors close upon one of the most successful White Goods Sale we have ever held. For the last day we have brought forward all reserve stocks and our shelves and tables will be piled high with masses of mer chandise that will melt like snow before the busy throngs of eager shoppers. Come along with the rest and join in the profit sharing. Plenty here for all who care for big values at low prices. Wonderful are the money saving opportunities in White Goods of every description. Remember, there is only one day left! Take advantage of it; come early and stay until your wants are all filled. RAINCOATS AND SILK COATS The- house of Good Quality and Moderate Price, keeping up our reputation of giving the best for use. $17.50 Coats $11.98 Just 10 in the lot, fine rubberized, fancy striped and twilled silk Coats, loose and fitted models, all seams double cemented, trimmed in buton and tabs. 5.98 for $7:50 Waterproof Mo tor or Storm Coat of good twilled Covert Cloth in Oxford and tan, loose fitting model, extra value. $13.50 Coat $10.98 Of fine twilled Covert Cloth, warranted waterproof, splendid semi-fitted model, high storm collar, in dark Oxford and tan. Special $10.98. 'an F.vervbodv's Store. the finest roadway in New England. He stated that he was not there as a champion of the railroad comipany, but it was going to have to pay the great er amount of the cost and he thought the company should have something to say about the kind of pavement that was going to be laid. Further he said te taxpayers in general would have to pay more than the Main street taxpayers. The people on the out skirts, he said, pay 15.8 mills, the same as the people in Main street, and get nothing in return. "Are you people i willing to pay the extra cost of lay ing wood olocK pavement over uricK. pavement?" he asked. "No, sir,' replied Mr. Bell. The former Alderman said that he did not have a. preference between the grooved rails and the "T" rails. Mr. Bell then said that he aia not intend to criticize Fairfield avenue block pavement to the degree that Mr. Morrissey thought he did. He ex pressed an opinion that he did not think the taxpayers in Main street should pay any more for the pavement than any other taxpayer, as everybody in the city used Main street. le asK ed T. B. Ford, of the engineering firm cf Scofield & Ford, to say something about the grade in Fairfield avenue. Alderman Tague objected on the ground that the committee was there to discuss pavement and not grades. Mr. Ford said he was present as one of the trustees of the Bridgeport Sav- j insrs Bank to say something about I pavement. His personal opinion about rails was that the "T" rail is the best and there would .not have been the : trouble with the rails laid in this city j if a champered block, which sets up close to the rails, had been required i when the tracks were laid. For the trustees of the bank h wished to state they preferred that a. wood block pave- : ment be laid in the street. Mr. Ford , remembered that the question of groov- j ed rails had come up in the Common j Council several years ago. Chairman j Hartley said he understood that when j Col. Heft was at the head of the street railway he wanted to lay a grooved ! rail and the city would not let him. j He asked Mr. Ford if this was not so. The latter replied that to the best of j his recollection Attorney Arthur M. Marsh, when a member of the Board of Aldermen, agitated the laying of grooved rails. Attorney Samuel C. Stoddard, repre senting Samuel S. Sanford. favored wood blocks and a change of rail. He was of the opinion that the trouble . in this c ity was that the pavement j which was laid was not kent in proper ! repair. Tn Europe, he said, the roads j were good because the people never let i them run down. He reel lied that th, town of Eiaston bonded to macadam ize Sport Hill and when the road was ! finished the eit'zens thought they had a road for tall time, but were surprised when the road wore out after a few yeirs. He concluded by raying: "Wh it lnrmanent pavement we have ought to be constantly watched." John A. Pusline. for the Stillman es tate, said he understood wood block pavement could be repaired at a great deal leys expense than brick. Other nomde than those with unmertv in Main street were to be considered and i as a business man doing bu.sinpss and I meetinsr people eve-y dav he felt sate in spying 90 rer cent, of the .people are in favor of wood block. J. H. S. Jnn-'S. representing his moth er, asked if the foundations undr the asphalt pavement had to cune up. Chairman Hartley said he understood the old foundations would have to SUIT ROOM NEWS News for the women with either a small or medium sized pocket book for mat J-prnig suit or tiress. We are going to lay great stress on our excellent values in Women's attire at popular prices. We are going to sell you Suits and Gowns that have the look and finish of custom made clothes and in the most desirable materials, at a saving from $2.50 to $25.00 per garment, at prices ranging from $5.00 to $50.00. Quality will be the watch word whether it is a $5.00 or $50.00 article. ALWAYS THE BEST FOR LESS We also call your attention to our light sanitary alteration room where our fittings are completed. $10.00 buys an All Wool Tailor Made Coat Suit of fine Striped Serge. Coat is 36 inches long, semi-fitted back and satin lined skirt, splendid 9 gore model, black and blue only. This suit should sell for $15. Our price $10.00 $14.98 Instead of $18.50 and $20.00 They are the talk of the town, such values, such nice materials, so well cut and tailored for inexpensive suits. They are fashioned after $25 and $27.50 models in a wide range of materials, such as Fancy Serge, Striped Panama and Sat in Finished Prunella Cloths, in black, blue, re seda, grey and) other shades. $19.95 Instead of $25 This is what we claim and you will say so too when you see these suits. Copies of the $35 and $40 models made up in materials found in $30 suits and more. A wide range of new models from tho plain tailor made effects to the fancy trimmed garmen, in all the new materials such as Prunella Cloth, French Serge, Satin Berbers and Mixtures, in all shades. VISIT THE WAIST SHOP where style, quality and fit are always considered with price, where you will buy the best for less. Take off the old put on the new WAIST $5.98 for $7.50 Lace Waist, not the ordinary, kind, but dainty.new waist of fine lace and nets in white and ecru lace and medal lion trimmed; also dainty em broidered dot effect to match the new suits in color. 98c for $1.25 and $1.50 value. A small price for such good waist, nice lawn, neat embroidery, good lace and a good fit. A lot of goodness for 98e. I 1 38-1 1 44 M&IN ST. come out. ; Mr. Jones suggested that they be left in. but Director Biltz said that they had been dug through so much that he doubted if there was much foundation left. Besides if the present foundation was left in the sur face of the pavement would be brought up too close to the sidewalk. The dii rector also gave an opinion that the cost of repairing wood block pavement was about the same as brick, but he was sure that better surfaces could be left after repairing with wood block than with brick. William J. Nichols told the commit tee that he had already paid two as sessments for permanent pavement in Main- street and he hoped some other name would be secured for the pave ment, as It was evident it was not permanent. He said the Belgian blocks and the asphalt had been dirty and uneven. He did not think brick was much better. He understood the wood block was even and held the dirt bet ter than the-other pavements, there fore, he favored wood blocks. Judge Kelsey, as a director of the City Savings Bank, stated that the directors were in favor of wood block. Marcus B. Butler, agent of the Far num estate, said that he favored wood blocks because of their quietness and cleanliness. Alderman Daniel Mahoney. Jr.. said he could give as much information as anyone else against the present rail ', as he did about 25 per cent, of the trucking for the merchants in Main street. He said he was decidedly in favor of grooved rails, becau-e of the saving he felt it would be to all owners of vehicles. He thought it wou'd be a saving of nearly 100 per cent, in per manent pavement cost if grooved rai's were laid, as the wheels of .a heavily loaded truck get caught in the tracks and when freed the compact between the wheel and the pavement chips the block In South Main street. whre there is heavy traffic on a brick pave ment, he said an investigation would show the pavement to be worn in a rut about eight inches, alongside the rails. This he said, was a track worn by the heavy teams, vhos3 drivers had striven to cart a heavy load through the street without getting tang ed in the tracks. Out in Fairfield avenue, he said teamsters had to cut straight across the tracks and then they had to be sure of their seat if th y did not want to be hurled to the pavement. In answer to questions he said, it is true that wood pavement is slipnier than asphalt at some seasons of the year, but for the majority of the year he felt it was the best pavement. Frank N. Ber.ham. cashier of the Bridgeport National Bank, sa'd his bank had sent him there to state that their sympathies were with 1ft "se- gen tlemen who favored wood block pave ment and a grooved rail. Frederick W. Hall, cash'er of the Pequounock National Bank, said the (Continued on Page 9.) POLO. National Polo l.i wajae Standing. & Won. List. PC. I Provieience 43 37 -5S ! New Bedford 43 39 .5 4 ! Fawtucket 43 40 .518 Fall River 40 43 .4S2 j Worcester 39 43 .476 Brockton 37 4o .451 RESt'LTS LAST NIGHT. At Fall River Fall River. 4; New Bedford. 2. At Providence Providence,12; Brock ton, S. $25 worth up to $40 There is a reason for such values. You know we get the pick of Sam ple Suits from one of the finest New York makers that is why vpu can al ways get sucjp values in $2 5 suits here. These added to our regular line at this price gives us, without a doubt, the strongest line and best values. Many models to" select from in all the new materials and colors SKIRT SECTION VALUES We are proud of our Skirt Sec tion and values and you will say so when you buy one of these at $5.00 for a fine All Wool Panama strictly tailored made, 7 and 9 gore models, trimmed with bands and folds of self material. A skirt well worth $7.50. Others at $5.98, $6.98, $7.50 up to $12.50 in Panama, Voil and fancies. The Best for Less,, ROOSEVELT GUEST OF 00V. LILLEY Will Visit Connecticut to See Son and Sister Before Leaving- for Africa. Hartford.March 5. The state of Con- I necticut will be honored by a visit ' from the first citizen of the United States, when ex-President Roosevelt visits his son. who is employed in the carpet factory at Thompeonville. Mr. Roosevelt will make the trip before sailing on his African trip and will al- so visit his sister-in Farmington. While in Hartford. Mr. Roosevelt will be the guest of Governor Lilley. Weather Indications. (Special from United Press.) New Haven. March 5. Forecast:-. Far and colder to-night; Saturday fair. Storm warnings are continued along th-2 coast until sunset. Bridgeport Public Market Branch. Saturday. March: Roast pork 12c per Tb.. fresh shoulders 9c per lb., legs of mutton 12c per lb., f orequarters of mutton 8c per lb., pot roasts beef 8s and 10c per lb., rib roasts 10c per lb., veal roasts 10c and 12c per lb. Special low prices on all cuts of fresh beef. Fancy roastlne chickens, fowls and ducks. All fresh pork cuts, fresh hams, heads, feet. ribs, leaf lard and tender loins. A choice display of "native and hothouse vegetables. Fresh and dried fruits. Lenten specialties. East Main street. DROP BY DROP the offensive disi charge caused by Nasal Catarrh falls from the back of the nose into the throat, setting up . ah inflammation that is likely to mean Chronic Bronr chitis. The most satisfactory remedy for Catarrh is Ely's Cream Balm, and the relief that follows even the firs appli cation cannot be told in words. 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