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THE FARMER: APRIL 12, 190!)
5 YOUNG MEN'S VARSITY SUITS These are the models which have made a decided hit, this season two button and three-button sack suits with a swing and go to them never equalled. They impart a well-set-up appearance to any man, and they fit without a flaw. No wonder young fellows very par ticular about their clothes grow enthus iastic over Varsity Suits ! They come in a liberal range of the new colors, shades and tones, in most effective stripes exquisitely blended effects the choicest cullings of all the new colors. $15 to $30. Plenty of quiet grays and solid blues, if you shy at the high colors ? Young fellows who can not be fitted in Varsities will find our Student models in smaller sizes quite as smart. $70 to $15. All rights reserved by Meigs & Co. Boys' wash suits in all the wanted materials cut in both Russian and Sailor blouses. Largest variety we have ever shown. Mint INCORPORATED OUTFITTERS TO MEN WOMEN Jk CHILDREN BRIDGEPORT. CONN. 'J FAIRFIELD 'Large Increase of Scholars New Ship ping Room Pinic Library Bulletin Important Accessions Personal Mention. The schools of the town open to-mor-, row with a largely increased attend- a nee. The result will be that many . of them are overcrowded, and some of the pupils will receive but half time Tin the matter of instruction. In the South port school there will be 24 new scholars, which will require the promo- tion of one additional grade to Prof. I Bower's room. - Even then the new j comers can be accommodated but one j half day. At the Sherman school 15 J new bo ys and girls are expected, and ! they will have to be put on half time. (a large number of new pupils are ready to:. jenter the Nichols Terrace school, but the exact number has not I been ascertained. All this is evidence ' that 'the town is growing fast and it can' be "but a matter of a short time when more; school teachers and more echool room will be needed. Miss Laura "Valentine, sister of Mrs. William A. "WTheatley, who is fc. teach er in one of the schools at Nrftley, X. J., is visiting in town. She has been- spending her vacation at the ' fWheatley residence. Mrs. Deeble, who has been visiting the Jacoby family on Elliot street has returned home. Whrk was begun on Saturday upon the foundations of the new shipping room Which is to be built by the Fair field Rubber Company, to accommo date its increasing business. The Brett family came up on Satur iday from New Yohk to spend Easter fin 'town. ' ' Mr. Welton Hotchkiss Is home for the" holidays. A number of young folks enjoyed a basket picnic on Saturday at Samp 'Mortar Rock. A few of those who ventured into the country were Mar lion' and John Donaldson, Roger Smith land Iva King, Rachel Piskett, Andrew 'Huntington and Cornelius Penfleld. M-r. and Mrs. Matt Anderson of New Haven passed Good Friday in town the guests of his brother, Mr. John Anderson. Mr. Homer Benham of 'Main street is having .his house done over, inside and out. Mr. Matthew Clark was in town on i Friday. Mr. Lewis Morris, who has so re- cently transferred his property to Judge Banks, came up to town on Sat urday in a large touring car. He re mained but a short time. The Fairfield Stars, base ball team. ' has ordered its new uniforms, and will soon be ready to take the field. Miss Catherine McCaffrey spent Sun day in Westport the guest of Miss Marjorie Purdy. . The game of baseball on Friday be tween the married and single men of the Fairfield Rubber Company resulted in a victory for the married men. To-day Miss Emma F. Wakeman, H . brarian. issued her first Bulletin of the Fairfield Memorial Library, for Jan juary and March inclusive. It gives a list of the directors of the library, and the stations of the traveling libraries. These can be found in 8 of the school houses, at the Eastern Underwear factory and in the following private houses: Mrs. John Wakeman, Hull's Farms: Mrs. Robert Hitchcock. Platts ville; Rev. William Swanson, Stratfleld :nd Miss Sarah Perry, Greenfield Hill, f The list of- new books recently added, ; together with the papers and maga , zines makes a pamphlet of over seven pages. In philosophy there are six (now books; while religion boasts but i one "Character of Jesus." by Jeffer l son. There are six books under the 'head of Sociology, the most important of which is called: "Lawless Wealth," bv Russell. Science claims five books, ail devoted to electricity. Under the head of Useful Arts there are 22 new books, mostly devoted to agriculture. There are but two new books on fine arts, and neither of these relate to sculpture, painting or engraving.There are six books defined as "literature;" 9 books on travel, not one of which mentions Africa or the hunting of lions in the dark continent; 8 volumes on biography, the most notable being "Reminiscences" by Carl Schurz; 6 .works on history; 29 volumes of fic tion, one of them being the "Whole D Family" by Howells and others ;7 books for children; 66 works on agriculture, gardening, fruit growing, etc., one of the notable books being by Roosevelt and called: "Five Acres too Much." The flower and landscape books number 36, and if all their directions were follow ed the gardens of this town would be ravishingly beautiful. The books on useful arts run up to 74 in number and deal with all sorts of subjects from wireless telegraphy to tuberculosis. The books for young people number 186, and there are works divided into home economics, electricity, useful arts, mu sic, etc. Altogether this is a very good showing in the matter of accessions for the current year, and indicates that the book committee has in view the object of making the library of direct benefit for its readers. Possibly there are more works on electricity than there is any need, for it may be doubt ed if any one in town is studying that branch of science. Mrs. George E Northrop has been entertaining Mrs. Charles A. Meeker and Mrs. William Hall. Rev. E. F. Lounsbury will continue to be the pastor of the Southport Methodist church. Mr. F. G. Fritts. Oneonta. N. T., writes: "My little girl was greatly benefitted by taking Foley's Orino Laxative, and I think it is the best remedy f of constipation and liver trou ble." Foley's Orino Laxative is best for women and children, as it is mild, pleasant and effective, and is a splen did medicine, as it cleanses the system and clears the complexion. F. B. Brill, local agent. 1 3 5 WESTPORT A Startling Experience Kiss Gaines Board of Belief Easter Mnsic Purchase of Islands Mention of Persons. A gentleman from this town, Mr. Ed ward S. Ryan, had a rather startling experience a few days ago while visit ing Fairfield and standing in front of the old postofflce. a stray shot from a boys air rifle knocked his pipe out of his mouth. Some say the kid was caught and given a good lecture and others say he escaped. It is not so very long since a little boy came near losing one of his eyes from the same couse and a few weeks ago it was told in town that there was a runaway of horses in Fairfield, in the rear ol Boyle pharmacy," caused by Doys tirlrtfe off guns or rifles. Parents should 'be careful and see that the rifle is laid upon the upper shelf until the boy is old enough to learn discretion and cau tion. The April meeting of the Historical Society will take place this evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose S. Hurlbutt on State street. Miss Helen V. Boswell of New York deliv ers the address. Miss Amy Gaines, formerly of Strat ford, but now of Danbury Normal School, will lecture in town some day this week on her recent educational tour in Europe, where she went, it will be recollected, to study the schools of Great Britain. She was pleased with most she saw, especially the technical schools which have been provided by private munificence. It is said she has resigned her position at Danbury to accept a similar one in a normal school in West "Virginia, at Charleston. The Board of Relief of the town fire district will meet Friday at the new town hall to hear any reasons which may be offered why taxes should be reduced. The abstract can be seen at the office of the town clerk. The quartette at Trinity church yes terday was composed of the Misses Mackenzie and McCaffrey and Messrs. Odell and Williams. Rev. Geo. Bish op has been sent to Sag Harbor, L. I. Rev. Warren P. Landers, formerly pastor here, is now preaching at Gil bertvllle. Mass. Rev. Kenneth Mackenzie has recov ered from his recent illness and was able to hold services yesterday. To-morrow the Current Events Club will hold a meeting at the residence of Mrs. Stanley B. Fillow. Town Clerk Hyatt has been making brief visits to Hartford and Bridgeport. Richard Taylor of Cornell college has been spending his vacation at home." The residence of Miss Julia Wake man, Greens Farms, has been opened for the season. Mr. and Mrs. George Gorham are home from a winter in the south. The sewer between the town house and the river is still talked about. Mrs. R B. Williams Is home from Ridgefield. Mr. Samuel Green of New York has bought what is called Half Mile Lsl and along the shore, containing about 2 oacres, and two other small pieces. A Sarsaparilla Tree trom Alcohol Is alcohol a tonic? No! Does it make the blood pure? No! Does it strengthen the nerves? No! Is AVer's Sarsaparilla a tonic? Yes! Does it make the blood pure? Yes! Does it strengthen the nerves? Yes! By asking your doctor you can learn more from Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury C. Lang don. The Carnegie Institute of Washing ton has purchased an islend off the shore. It is curiously said to be bounded on all sides by the waters of the Sound. The trolley company has at last al lowed a. transfer system in town, whereby one can ride to Bridgeport for three fares from the Norwalk town line, Compo beach or Saugatuck. The rule works both ways. Mr. John Glynn Is now the care ta ker of Willow Brook cemetery. The recent rummage sale for the Saugatuck church did a good business. The wife of Max Regus. born Bessie Kieler, has presented her husband with a daughter. The Saugatuck carriage bridge no longer shakes its sides when a car riage crosses. It has had a new back bone put in place. Cottage prayer meetings continue to be held In various parts of the town. The John Chase cottage has been puhchased by Mrs. Hawley Williams. The smelt season is rapidly drawing to a close. Someone says the goose which lays the golden eggs has been killed. The smelt are all caught be fore they can lay their eggs, hence they are growing beautifully less. John Adams is home from a winter in California. Tfle Colonial club will give a dance on the 29th Inst., at National Hall. Charles Reddy is no longer working Reynold's garage. o Been the Signature of Kind You Hsve Always Bought EAGLES' BALL FRIDAY NIGHT Square dancing Is to be revived in this city and Bridgeport Aerie, Fra ternal Order of Eagles will take the initiatory step in that direction at its annual concert and ball to be held in Eagles' hall next Friday night. Round dances have been favored at all so cial functions for a number of years and there has been no square dancing to speak of. The dance progi amme for the Eagles' hall will be divided equally between the two classes. Elab orate preparations have been ma.Je for the ball and money has not been spar ed to make the event the great success that Is hoped for. The concert pro gramme will be of unusual merit and will alone be worth going to the ball to hear. The programme Is as fol lows: Opening selection, Risley's orchestra; selection, Criterion male quartette; so prano solo, "A May Morning," Mrs. Frank Munich; tenor solo "Idle Dreams," James Saunders; soprano solo, Elizabeth Stanton; comic special ty, "The Scotch Twins," Toomey and Reilly: soprano solo. "Sweet Moments at Home," Miss Mary E. Flaherty; criterion quartette, John W. Dial, accompanist. FAIRFIELD'S FIRE CHIEF IS DEAD Chief H. R Albert Seggel, who has been at the head of the Fairfield fire department for the past 15 years, died last night at his home in Main street, Fairfield, after an illness of two weeks with stomach trouble. The deceased was 54 years of age and a carpenter by trade. He had resided in Fairfield for many years. He is survived by his wife and four children, two daughters and two sons. He was a life long Democrat and took great interest in the affairs of the town. He was one of the organizers of the fire depart ment, which he commanded. The Fairfield Hook & Ladder Co. will hold a meeting this evening to take action on his death. The deceased was also a member of Pequonnock lodge. I. O. O. F., this city. -EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CASES. Mrs. Annie Cassidy. 1215 Park ave nue, was taken to St. Vincent's hos pital last night in the " emergency ambularce. Mrs. Cassidy had slipped on a stairway at Pembroke and Hamil ton streets. Dr. Krause found frac tures of her right arm, ribs on the right side. H. M. Dalling, of 87 Oak street, fell from a trolley car in Milford yester day, and received severe cuts about the head. His wounds were dressed at the emergency hospital in this city. NO CRAPS YESTERDAY. Although the police were alert, yes terday, ready to put a stop to any crap games, no arrests were made. A shoo flv automobile visited the usual haunts of the Sunday gamblers, but they were busy watching baseball games which are more effective than police activity In preventing- the petty gambling Trie. The D. M. Read Co. Established 1857. 1 T New Silk Dresses. This season the Silk Dress is meeting with much favor. In our suit room will be found several differ ' ent styles of Silk Dresses in the prevailing Spring shades, which are very stylish and nicely made. Wis teria, Old Blue stripe, Peacock Green, Rose, Rasp- . berry, Pongee and Black being the most popular colors. Prices range from $15.00 to $22.00 Samples of these dresses may be seen in a Main street window. Shoe Racks We have a very neat rack for the keeping of shoes in one place. It is made of brass, nickel plated, and can be fastened to a door or wall. Holds three pairs of- men's shoes or four pairs of women's. Shoes can be placed in or removed quickly. Garment Hangers Garment hangers of every description can be found in our stock. Complete suit hangers for men and women ,also coat, skirt and trouser hangers. Made of wood, wire and sheet metal, in tin and nickel finish. New and improved styles as well as the more staple ones. Prices from 3 cts. up. Housefurnishing Dept. Articles of Brass and Glass Note some of the prices of goods to be found in the brass and glass ware section, lower floor. Brass Candle Sticks, 75 cts., 98 cts., $1.25, $1.50 to $8.00. Brass Jardinieres, $1.00, $1.75, $2.50, $4.00, $5.00 to $18.00. Brass Fern Dishes, 75 cts., 98 cts., $1.50, $2.25, $3.50 and $5.00. Colonial Glass Candle Sticks, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75 cts. each. Special 8 inch Near Cut Glass Salad or Berry Bowl, 50 cts. German Silver Bags, either plain or jeweled frames, very neat and attractive, $4.50, $5.00, $6.50 and $7.50. J ewelry section. The D. M. Read Go. 1R atlfdni ESmith 1072 Main St. DEPARTMENT STORE, 89 Fairfield Av. "THE STORE TO FIND SCARCE ARTICLES" COUPON GOOD TUESDAY, APRIL 13 Silk Soutache Braid, 12 yards in piece, choice of our full line colors, with coupon, 12 c piece Here Is a braid bargain that will be snapped up by dressmakers and oth ers, as it is the best quality and right in the dressmaking season. Our customers can find many goods at half price In our special bargain de partment. Coupons good for merchandise giv en with every purchase. Our warerooms have recently been newly stocked with everything necessary to furnish a home FURNITURE, CARPETS, STOVES. , CASH OR CREDIT THE WENTWORTH FURNITURE CO., Inc., 115 JOHN ST- A Mother's Argument. "The most to be regretted act of my life," says a commander of the navy, "was a letter I wrote to my mother when about seventeen years of age. She always addressed her letters to me as 'my dear boy.' I felt at that time I was a man, or very near It, and wrote saying that lftr constant ad dressing me as a 'boy' made me feel displeased. I received in reply a letter full of reproaches and tears. Among other things, she said: 'Yob might grow to be as big as Goliath, as strong as Samson and as wise as Solomon; you might become ruler of a nation or em peror of many nations, and the world might revere you and fear you, but to your devoted mother yon would al ways appear in memory In your inno cent, unpretentious, unself conceited, unpampered babyhood. In those days when I washed and dressed and kissed and worshiped you, you were my Idol. Nowadays you are becoming part of a gross world by contact with it. and I cannot bow down to you and worship you. but If there are manhood and maternal love transmitted to you, you will understand that the highest com pliment that mother love can pay you is to call you "my dear boy." " Some Old Time Giants. Cajanus, a Swedish giant who was nine feet high, was on exhibition In London in 1742, and several old hand bills still exist which set forth the measurements of this freak of nature. Thirty years later we have Charles Byrne, who was eight feet four' inches in height in his stockinged feet. He. however, died young, at the age of twenty-two, from hard drinking. Cot ter O'Byrne, another Irish giant, fol lowed a few years later. He was born at Kinsale in 1761 and at the age of fifteen was eight feet high. This by the time he was twenty-three had Increased to nine feet four Inches, and then he changed his name to O'Brian in order to make people think that he was descended from King Brian Bo roihme and went on exhibition. At that business he, of course, soon real ized a very comfortable fortune and re tired, dying ct Clifton on Sept 8, 1804. His will especially provided that his body should be thrown Into the Be tn order to prevent the surgeons from cut ting It up. Xot There. "Judge," said Mrs. Starvem to the magistrate who had recently come to board with her, "I'm particularly anx ious to have you try this chicken soup." "I have tried it," replied the magis trate, "and my decision Is that the chicken has proved an alibi." Phila delphia Press. Fired. Young Mother Do you think baby looks most like me or his papa? Nurse Like you, mum. Mr. Jenkins Is a mighty handsome man. Advertisement: Wanted A compe tent and well mannered nurse. ill. Wife (wearily) Woman's work Is never done! Husband (struggling with a buttonless shirt collar) That's just what I thought! First say to yourself what you would be; then do what you have to do. Eple-tetus. Tolerance In Japan. Westerners seem to find It incon ceivable how the Japanese can main tain allegiance to different creeds at one and the same time. One broad ex planation of this is that we as a nation are tolerant in mind, especially In mat ters pertaining to religion. Japan Times of Tokyo. The W rons Jam. Haskell What's Bobby crying for? Mrs. Haskell Oh, the poor boy caught his finger in the pantry door. Haskell H'm! He evidently didn't get the Jam he was looking for that time. Pick-Me-Up. Oettins Back at Rim. Hewitt I got even with the doctor who vaccinated me. Jewett How did you do it? Hewitt He ran for office, and I scratched him. Flattery is telling a man to his face that which was Intended only for hi" tombstone. Dallas News. LOANS $10. and upwards to Housekeepers Housekeepers, lias the curtailment caused you to run behind with Can, write or phone 2018 your rent S and store bill? If ?o. come to us; well make you a loan large enough to pay them up, and keep your credit good, for ail that a workingman has is his credit, which he cannot nffn.il T n 1 ...... f ,. Inx.iu ova rotni-nonlo in sm'j'l weekly payments of 91 or $2. We have but one rate. BRHCiEPO?T- ASSOCIATIOIW, Over Evening Farmer, 29 Fairfield Ave., CONN. THE PEOPLE'S DAIRY 28c IB WJ rM? M?t j& 28c TELEPHONE 589 130 STATE ST. GEO. A. ROBERTSON AND -A In all Its branches by practical workmen who thoroughly understand their business and with the best lead, oil, turpentine and other painting materials you can feel perfectly sure of getting what you want a first class job one that will last, cost a trifle more, but lasts so much longer that it is not only cheaper in the end but you have had the pleasure of seeing your work done as it should be. Call us on the 'phone or write for estimates. We have a beautiful line of new wall papers to select from, the largest assortment in the city; also sample books of same, the best and latest ideas in wall decorations. THE JOSEPH P. COUGHLIN CO. Practical Painters and Decorators Manufacturers of Picture Frames . 'PHONE 1164-3 777-783 EAST MAIN STREET The Beauty of a Couch Bed lies In Its two-fold value. A couch by day. a bed by night. We show several models and all are desirable, tle Sliding Couch and the Drop Side Couch. Both have iron frames with good springs and covered with soft mat -iresses. The change from a couch to a bed is but the work of a moment and the value is doubly appreciated when the unexpected guests makes an over-night stay. Prices $8.00 to $17.00 Price of Couch like cut $17.00 N. BUCKINGHAM & CO., Inc. Est. 1842 177 STATE STREET FINE Wines and Liquor 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 Be Free Delivery. Telephone 264-3 CIGARS THAT SATISFY In Quality anil Price No matter what you pay for cigars at D. D. Smith's you are certain of getting greater value than else where. Goods are always fresh, as stock is moved quickly. Biggest line in the city and prices the most reasonable. Box trade a specialty. ' - M Fine line of Pipes, Cigar Holders, Tobaccos in Tins and all Smoker Accesories. DPI C.1flTFT Opp Poll's Theatre, U. liTll 1 II, Fairfield Avenue V WHERE TO GO THIS SUMMER Not a bit too early for you to begin casting about for a place to go this summer. Summer's not so very far away. You'll get the pick of the cottages the most desirable rooms at the hotel or boarding cottage if you look about now. Cape Cod's to be the vogue this summer. You really ought to know about it. Then there's Buzzard's Bay; there's Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket- there's Narragansett ; there's New-port; there's Watch Hill and there's' the beautiful shore line of Connecticut. No other summering places can offer you greater or more varied attractions. For information as to routes, train service, etc., write A. B. SMITH, General Passenger Agent, New Haven, . Conn. 3 NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD LOS ANGELES NEXT SUMMER With the B. P. 0. 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