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THE FARMER: MAY 6, 1909
Men s Section- MeigS & CO. ClotheS l Better Than The Price I Do You Know It? 1 If our clothes for men are as much better than others as we claim they are, that fact alone,all else being equal, must compel YOUR consideration sooner or later. Intelligent comparison will establish the fact to your everlasting satisfaction and profit. Why not make it? Want ing the most for your money naturally, Meigs & Co. Clothes are the kind you will eventually wear. You can't do better than to begin this Spring. Hundreds of handsome Spring suits, in all the wanted shades and stripes, from $10 to $30. Spring Over coats and Raincoats, from $10 to $25. All rights reserved by Meigs & Co. Meigs & Co. Hats, Shoes and Fur nishings have the same better-than-the-price quality to commend them. ioT OUTFITTERS TO MEN WOMEN CHILDREN BRIDGEPORT. CONN. 3 SOCIAL ""The Elks may well be proud of M.ir new home." Prof. W. D. Sim- "It is in deed a fine and beautiful building tbe Elks have here." W. A. Bnrtth. ' 'Nowlvere can a finer or more com plete club building' be found than the Elks' have here." P. W. "Wren. PERSONAL AND The b- ys are surely housed in first Class style, and don't they know how to cater to their friends?" W. H. Mar igold. "Well- this is swell and up to-date hi every particular for the Elks." Ralph Beers. "Isn't it good to be here and enjoy the hospitality of the Elks?" M. J. Flanagan. "Past Exalted Ruler Ivers was ubiq uitous and enjoyed to the full, look ing after the comfort of the many guests as did our own Sheriff Doolan." S. E Hawley. "Now will you be good?" S. T. Da-Vis-, Jr. "Wasn't there a bunch of 'em caught In that Darien trap?" F. A. Strong. "Had they charged admission to that auto trial they -would have made as much money as they did robbing us lutoists for standing room was at a premium." A. W. Paige. "We'll take good care that all auto Ists are fully warned to be on guard for that Darien trap." F. T. Staples. "Fve gone and done it; joined the big majority of autoists." Dr. E. F. Blank. "I've lost forty pounds In weightbut t am not worrying, I'm going fishing." John Quinlivan. "That is a natty looking loco chemi cal for the Waterbury Fire Depart ment." Chief Mooney. The many friends of Mr. W. V. Dev itt, clerk of the probate office will be Blad to know that he is steadily im proving In health and strength and nticipates returning from Great Rar rington, at the end of the month. Speaking of the' Osier theory, "that men should be chloroformed after reaching the age of forty," it is true, many men and women too, might be ehloroformed long before they reached rorty, without loss to the world, but in the majority of cases, man's useful ness has been most fully demonstrat ed after that period. It is interesting to know that from statistics gathered by investigators among the govern ment employees at Washington, as to percentage and character of work the average man does at the various pe riods of his life, the following cheering statistics are recorded, (perfect percen tage 100) At 20 to 25 years of age, 80 per cent.; 25 to 30, 90 per cent.; 30 to 85, 95 per cent.; 35 to 55. 100 per cmt.; 65 to 60, 90 per cent.; 60 to 65. 8! per cent.; 65 to 70. 81 per cent.; 70 to 3. 78 per cent.; over 75, 72 per cent. Now those who think they are "down and ttut" because they have passed forty, had better take fresh courage, paste these figures in their hat and "be up uid doing." The new Elks home on State street, J was the center of attraction last . ev ening and exceedingly well did our lo cal boys entertain the immense throng bf callers that kept coming and going Brom the hour of opening until long after the announced time for closing. It was a huge undertaking, this in viting the general public to enjoy the beauties of their new building, and at the same time partake of their bound less hospitality. The task, to the Elks It was a delight, might well make a less confident board of managers fear Tor the success of an affair of such magnitude, but they must Justly feel a ' thrill of pride, in the fact, that not the slightest hitch occurred to mar the extreme pleasure afforded the thousands of visitors, who availed themselves of the privilege. On all tides, nothing but warmest words of praise and honor are heard for each Individual E3k Zrom Exalted Ruler, down, who made every visitor feel that he or she were among their own. Xhe etnging by Ixwen Delbridge, was thoroughly enjoyed and brought forth MUSICAL rounds of applause as did the playing of Organist William Weidenhammer and the entire musical programme. Hon. W. E. Burnham was in his hap piest vein and exerted great influence toward the success of the event. The bountiful lunch, the beautiful flowers, so freely distributed, the inspiring mu sio and general feeling of spontaneous good will exhibited throughout, made a lasting impression upon the favored guests who were fortunate in being present What prevented a more serious ac cident at the fllammond building yes terday is a mystery, and the sooner the Building Inspector makes a visit to the place and orders the necessary safeguards to prevent a repttition in worse form, the better. In many places there are Assures in the wall and for some time its condition has been a matter of comment. Why all this fuss over a member of a city board securing all the patronage he can? Isn't It a well-known fact. that from time immemorial, every in fluence was brought to bear by cer tain knowing ones, for just this pur pose. It is not right according to the charter but it does make a difference 'whose ox is gored." LEW Loretta Keough. Loretta Blersch. Se lina Smith, Clara Bibeau. Rose Shee han, George Hibeau. Ethel Hull. Anna Neary, Lillian Youngs.Gertrude Neary, Marion Harper. Irene Moore, Evelyn Breene, Adeline Ward and the Messrs. James Neary, John Kane. John Cun ningham. Leo Hatch, Joseph Brimmer, Carl Lindquist, Herbert Walsh. Ed ward Cudahy, John Moran, Edward Moran. Francis Dunnigan. Joseph Mayne. John Neary. Frank Goery, Harold Davis, Ra.3- Keating, Robert Christie, Vincent Coates, Christopher Hurley, James Lynch. The members of the Jolly Tudor Whist Club were entertained by Harry Jewett at his home. 964 Noble avenue. Tuesday. At the end of two hours play the whist prizes were awarded to Miss Mabel Weed.Charles A. Hopwood. Miss Irene Probert and Frank Howard. Over 125 couples, the guests of the class of '05 of the City Normal School, enjoyed a select dance last evening in the Court Exchange ball room. The music for the evening was furnished by Speidel's orchestra. The patron nesses were Mrs. Henry Lee and Miss Buphrosyne Bown. A concert which will be followed by a dance is the attraction at Seaside Club this evening. Miss Vera Came ron Curtis, the talented soprano sing er; Hans Letz, the well known violin ist, and Miss Mabel Adams Bennett, pianist, have been engaged for the con cert. . The dance program contains 14 numbers. Music will be furnished by Behtley's orchestra. Tuesday evening at the Slocum gym, the Elite Club, composed of a number of Bridgeport's well known young ladies, entertained their friends with a social dance, at which there were over 150 couples present. Music tor the evening was by Speidel. O Bean the Bignitmxa of The Kind You Hate Always Bougfct Miss Bessie Blake was tendered a surprise party at her home Monday evening. She was presented with a silk umbrella. The occasion was in honor of her 14th birthday Among those present were: Misses Alice Aber crombie. Nellie Oliver, Arline Malley. Helen Oliver. May Bruneau, Florence Bruneau, Esther Rumage, Annie Polk- inghorn. and Charlotte Blake, the Masters Harold Gregory, Homer Col ton. John Bundle, John Aiken, Ralph Rood. George Waggstaff, Percy Weav er, Clifford Roberts and Gordon Houn-slea. The Woman's Guild of Christ Church will give a salad supper in the church parlors, to-morrow evening. A table will be reserved for business men until 6:30 p. m. "Breezy Point" is the title of an in teresting entertainment which will be eriven by the Girls' Mission Band. South Congregational Church, in the lecture room, to-morrow evening. Mrs. E G. Whitney. 215 William street, entertained the Universalist Women's club. Tuesday afternoon. Beautiful May baskets were distributed among- the guests. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mallett quietly observed their 56th wedding anniver sary, yesterday. Many flowers were sent by friends who bore the day in recollection. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Henshaw and family, who are in Europe, will sail on the Amerika. June 4, for home. During tho past year Miss Mary Mills has been in charge of the Kinder garten in Hall Home and of the Girls' cinb for two years, and her pupils have done the teaching without charge. The report made at the annual meeting of the Associated Charities omitted to mention this fact and to give credit to Miss Mills for her splendid efforts. At the meeting of Gen. Silliman Branch. Sons of the American Revolu tion, which will be held to-morrow night, it is believed that some action will be taken in recognition of the honor that has been paid to Judge Morris B. Beardsley in selecting him to be national president-general of the order. It is probable that the recogni tion will be in the form of a reception, at which he will be the guest of honor. Miss Helen McDonald. Connecticut avenue, entertained her friends Mon day evening. James Neary. 457 Bunnell street, was pleasantly surprised by his friends Tuesday evening. A large party called and were entertained with music and games. A conation was served at. 11 o'clock. Those present were: Misses off AVer's Hair Vigor: Z22ttfE$ vSSSm Injurious here? Ask your doctor. fmwk. your- ywwjur. vrni ic nop TinK ' . ilsali nj dtuidruff? Ask'your elector. Does not Color the Hair Captain John Smith and Rats. The intrepid navigator Captain John Smith in the course of his journeying in the Bermudas had some experience of the rat as a destructive force. "But the great God of heaven," be writes, "caused such an increase of silly rats In the space of two years so to abound before they regarded them that they filled not only those places where they were first landed, but, swimming from place to place, spread themselves into all parts of the country, insomuch that there was no land but it was pestered with them, and some fishes have been taken with rats in their bellies which they caught in swimming from lie to ile. Their nests they had in almost ev ery tree and in most places their bur rows in the ground like conies. They spared not the fruits of the plants or trees or the very plants themselves, but ate them up." All efforts to exter minate these vermin proved unsuccess ful, and the unfortunate colonists "were destitute of bread for a yeere or two." The Traveler's Joy. The cream of tartar tree, which is also called the "sour gourd," grows in northern Australia and has a trunk which measures from seventy to eighty-five feet in circumference, but which is only twenty or thirty feet high. The wood is soft and juicy and when steeped in water provides the thirsty traveler with a refreshing and cooling drink. Tbe fruit is about six inches long, shaped like a lemon and contains a gently acid pulp, which tastes like cream of tartar. Wherever it is to be found a small encampment of weary wayfarers unfurl their tents. When sighted in the bush the famous tree is always greeted with a song written by the early bushrangers called "Sing Hey For the Traveler's Joy." New York Telegram. All Unreceipted. A titled Englishman was speaking of the Impoverished nobility of the old world. "What a German friend of mine said of his family is true of too many fami lies. My friend was a graf. I was vis iting his castle on the Rhine. He showed me there one day many proofs of his race's antiquity. " 'Dear me,' said I, stifling a yawn, T had no idea you went back so far. "He pointed proudly to an old steel bound chest of black oak. " 'Why, my boy,' said he, 'I've got bills in there dating back to the twelfth century.' " Salting a Diamond Mine. A man in South Africa while walk ing one day over his property with a party of prospectors suggested that they assay some of the soil. In the search that ensued eight rough dia monds were found, and offers began to fly through the air at a rapid rate for the land, when the host's wife called out to her husband, "Why, John, where are the other two?" Tbe sequel to tbe story is left to the im agination. Boston Record. i lie is. i t icau vvj fc Established 1857. Sale of Oak Chiffoniers and Dressers. Offered at 25 per cent, reduction. A collection of tempting values. Every piece is of solid oak and well finished. "The Dressers have beveled plate glass mirrors, and roomy drawers. Dressers Value $ 9.25 for $ 6.94 Value $10.00 for $ 7.50 Value $11.25 for $ 8.44 Value $14.00 for $10.50 Chiffoniers Value $ 5.00 for $ 3.75 Value $ 7.75 for $ 5.07 Value $ 8.00 for $ 6.00 Value $15.00 for $11.25 Wash Stands Value $4.75 for $3.57 Value $4.50 for $3.38 Fourth floor, Carpet Store elevator. Two Interesting Specials in Wash Goods. Percales 36 inches wide, both in light and dark col orings, good material for house dresses. 8 cts. a yard, special. Chambrays, 27 inches wide. Plain colors, and some are with pretty borders, also stripes and checks. Worth 1214 cts., for 10 cts. Black Percaline Petticoats $1.50. A very trim and graceful Petticoat, tailor made, with a deep flounce. Serviceable for every day wear. The Special Large Rug, size 9 x 12, which is offered at present for $11.00, is well worth the attention of anyone needing a rug of that dimension. Almost any color can be had, and there is variety in design. The Tea Room offers delicious light luncheons. Your favorite kind of tea, coffee or chocolate with cream, rolls, toast ,muffins, and sandwiches. Home made Cake. The D. M. Read Co. Bedford B.Smith 1072 Main St. DEPARTMENT STORE, 89 Fairfield Av. "THE STORE TO FIND SCARCE ARTICLES" COUPON GOOD FRIDAY, MAY 7 Embroidered Shirt Waist Fronts . Regular price 75c, with coupon. 49c. xnese waist .Fronts are made of very handsome em broidery and cut just the length for a shirt waist. Any one who wants a very fine waist and can make it will find a bargain here. Splen did 40 inch Lawns for waists at 10c, 12c, 15c and 25c. Money Loaned To Workingmen and Housekeepers FROM $10 UPWARDS We are the largest loan concern in the United States. Our facilities for making small or large loans are unequalled. Our business is so great toat we de pend upon the volume of transactions for our profit. Consequently our t . customers reap th e benefit. lief ore we grant your loan, we tell yon in writing the exact terms and practically permit you to make your own terms allowing vou to return the monev in small weekly pavments, arranged and stipulated by yourself. We 29 Fairfield Ave, pledge you absolute confidence and consideration. gjQDfpoWT CONN. 9 iliaa.li lA.iti.At lA.iii.Ai kA1.i4.A1. kAi.ifc.Ai. liii.ifc.Ai frfr. U.lftt American Loan "4 ASSOCIATION, Over Evening Farmer, B WffiEN ARRIVING AT THE TERMINAIi yon are usually met by friends or relatives who can not help a casual glance at your traveling accessories. If your bags and trunks show a de cided taste for proper TRAVELING EQUIPMENT there will be no slightest trace of chagrin as your checks are handed to the cabby. Our stock Includes every known up-to-date thing for the trav eler's baggage. " THE WOOSTER-ATKINSON CO. 1043-1049 BROAD STREET lfl f 1M IT IT A "V 239 FAIRFIELD AVE. JVllll r n I 9 4 Doors Above Broad St. High class Furniture, Draperies and Novelties, re-upholstering and refinishing furniture, Shades and Curtains in great variety. All kinds of bedding made to order and made over. kind hi New England. The only store of its Telephone 732-3 "The fellow who tries to attract business without advertising is like the fellow who throws his sweetheart a kiss in the dark. TTo lrnfYuro mtViji.t. Vio ia rlnincr Vint, nnhnrltr else does." W. J. Bryan, f zs Want Ads Cent a Word. I SUMMER MILLINERY I SPECIAL NOVELTIES 3 r STYLE AND QUALITY j5 ?4si4s4444444444s4444444s4444444444ii4ss44s4444444444444444M4i44 THE JOSEPH P. COUGHLUN CO. House Painters l AFJ? VEilUKrllUKT- Dealers in Wall Papers and Room Mouldings, Painters': Supplies. Estimates Given. 'Phone 1164-3 777-783 EAST MAIN ST. J 'mw mm mj rr rJ New Made Spring Butter, fresh from the churn 28c PER POUND THE PEOPLE'S DAIRY, 130 State St Telephone GEO. A ROBERTSON 589 ' m SPALDING'S BASEBALL GOODS are the best made and the most advertised goods in their line. For sale at the Post Office News Store 1 1 Arcade Good Bye Prices on some Extension Tables too much stock. We want the room so have made a special sale price-on four patterns of Dining Tables. Solid Oak, well made, good finish, have 5-inch legs with claw feet, round or square tops to choose from. Tables that sold for $12.50. Special sale price for a short time only $8.00. Intelligent investigation will surely convince you. N. BUCKINGHAM & CO., Inc. FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY Est. 1842. 177 State Street I) CIGARS THAT SATISFY In Quality and Price No matter what vou nav for cierars 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. Fine line of Pipes, Cigar Holders. Tobaccos in Tins and all Smokers' Accesories. Di-v d 7VI ITH PP Foh's Theatre, U ITll I ri, Fairfield Avenue PINE Wines and Liquors 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, .Cardials, Ale and Lager Beer. Free Delivery. Telephone 264-3 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 Nan tucket; there's Narragansett ; there's Newport; 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. P NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD LOS ANGELES NEXT SUMMER With the B. P. 0. E LOW RATES VIA UNION PACIFIC Unequalled Service, Finest Equipment, Fast Tune THREE DAYS FROM CHICAGO FOUR DAYS FROM NEW ENGIjAND For advertising matter. Information, etc., address W. MASSEY, N. E. F. & P. A., 170. Washington St., H 17 tf Boston, Mass. ADVERTISE IN THE FARMER.