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929 MAIN STREET,
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leader. We quote a few prices and ask you to call
$4.75 buys an Oak Refrigerator worth $ 6.75
$5.50 buys an Oak Refrigerator worth $ 7.50
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$10.75 buys a Hardwood Refrigerator, 31 inches wide x 46
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1057 TO 1073 BROAD STREET, Opp. Post Office
The Crawford Laundry
435 Fairfield Avenue Telephone 2910
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Telephone GEO. A. ROBERTSON SS9
IMPORTANT AUCTION SALE!
of some of the best moderate priced prqperty
IX THE CITY OF XORWALK, CONN".,
Known as Xonvalk Park
Situated on Wilton Ave., Lounsbury Ave., Catherine and rforton Streets', Fair
Ave. and Forrest Street
The Sale Will Take Place on the Premises .
SATURDAY. Jl'XE 12, 1909. AT 2 P. 14.
Terms Very Easy Titles Perfect Cash or Monthly Payments
This property is but a few minutes walk northward from the Norwalk
Station on the Danbury Branch and very near Catherine street station.
It is easily accessible by a 5 minute walk from Main St. to the station or
by a 2 minute trolley ride to Catherine St. It will be sold absolutely and In
plots 50x100 feet each.
This property is particularly desirable for small moderate priced homes
and should command the attention of the home-seeker, because of its acces
sibility and nearness to all points of interest in the city of Norwalk. It is
surrounded by streets in which there are sewers, city water, gas, electric
lights and is particularly valuable for the edection of dwelling places so much
in demand in Norwalk.
Full particulars will be sent, together with diagrams, on application to
GEORGE W. BARD, Auctioneer
11 Depot Place, City Hall Bnilriins
Tel. 249 MOUNT VERNON, jf. Y.
Meet me at office of
Sunday afternoon to pick
a pair of lots. They are
! weekly for each lot. No taxes, no interest to pay. Title
teed by Burr & Knapp, bankers.
CORNER BANK 1
Cans. . . ....... ...... .... .17c
East Main St.
is tile kind sent out by us, both in
family wash and individual linens.
Try us with your bundle or basket.
Fairview Lawn on Thorme Street
flowers,view the property, and
willing to take $2.00 down and
TAXPAYERS SMELL FAT
CONTRACT FOR SOMEBODY
IN ASH BOX AGITATION
Ashes Are Not Unsanitary and Board of Health Has
Properly Nothing to Do With Them.
Present System of Ash Removal Costs One Property Own
er $3.75 Planned System Would Cost Same Owner
$9.33 War Cry is "Remember the Crematory !"
The smelling committee sent out by
the Board of Health for the purpose
of ascertaining it there are in Bridge
port any door yards in an unsanitary
condition, has devoted so much of its
time to ashes that the tax payers have
themselves been driven to form a
smelling committee and they smell a
rat. Ashes, it is declared, by the mem
bers of this self constituted tax payers
smelling committee, are not unsani
tary. They are on the contrary highly
asceptio, having been once, and some
times vwice, purified by fire. There
fore, it is asserted, ashes are some
thing with which the Board of Health
has nothing to do, and inasmuch as
the Board of Health is not a village
improvement society and concerned
with the merely aesthetic side of mun
icipal life. It is further asserted that it
ought to butt out of the ash question.
Said a tax payer to-day. "Reading
the reports made by the inspectors Of
the Health Board, I have reached the
conclusion that they are gentlemen of
artistic temperament to whom the un
derrated ash box is an exquisite pain.
There are delicate souls like that. I
am surprised that they do not recom
mend ash boxes of approved architec
ture, as early Gothic, late Roman,
mixed Gothic and Romanesque to su
persede the early tigertown and late
Willard street patterns in such general
use. But, no. Therefore I scent a.
contractor, who wants a contract to
remove the ashes. It Is the same plan
they handed us a few years ago, with
trimmings, ready to be put forward
Said another taxpayer to-day:
"I notice some agitation is being
started in favor of the public collection
of ashes and I am glad that such an
independent paper as the Farmer has
not published some of the statements
given out by the Board of Health rela
tive to the dirty conditions of the
yards of the city. The board has the
power to clean up the yards without
talking about the public collection of
ashes. It looks to me like a scheme to
tie the city up with another big con
tract that will take more money out
of the pockets of the taxpayers, and I
say this for the purpose of calling the
attention of other taxpayers to the
scheme and to ask them to compare
their figures with mine.
"I own a piece of property; where
there are three families domiciled. It is
on the tax books for $7,000. There is a
separate ash box for each tenant. A
teamster empties the' three boxes for
me for $1.25 and he comes three times
a year. This means that I pay $3.75
a vear for the removal of ashes.
"What would it cost me if I paid
through a direct tax? I learn from a
teamster contractor that no one who
knows anything about the carting
business would undertake the contract
for less than $100,000. On our present
grand list this would mean. a tax of
one and one-third mills.
"On my $7,000 valuation I would pay
$9.33 for what I am getting for $3 75.
If sons contractor would hazard the
task for $75,000, and skimp the Job. I
would be paying $7.o0 a year or nearly
LEOPOLD TO RESIGN
THE THRONE OF
AGED MONARCH SELLINGS ALL
HIS PRECIOUS TREASURIES, IN
DICATING HIS INTENTION TO
ABDICATE IN FAVOR OF
NEPHEW, PRINCE ALBERT.
Brussells, May 29. Leading politic
ians are today convinced that the
thoroughness with which King Leopold
is selling his personal belongings in
dicates the aged monarch's intention
shortly to abdicate in favor of his
nephew, Prince Albert, son of Leo
pold's younger brother, the late Prince
Philippe. The popular surmise is that
the King suspects that there may be
some question 'whether he holds the
property he is disposing of in his pri
vate and personal capacity or as an
official of Belgium in which latter case
he would be compelled to turn it over
to his successor.
Not only are the pictures in His
Majesty's private gallery being clear--
ed out to the last one but all his
Egyptian antiques presented to him in
1854 by the Khedive Ismail, the prec
ious stones and jewels given him as
decorations, and the portrait of his
wife. Queen Marie Henrietta, either
have been sold or are now for sale.
Leopold, who is 74 years old, will make
his -home in Paris, after resigning the
throne, it is understood.
I wouldhtbe without it
Sole Agent. 923 Main St., With Burp & Knapp, linkers.
twice what I am paying now. The
board of health says that 38 per cent,
of the yards are in deplorable condi
tion and urges public collection of
ashes as a remedy. Should the re
maining 62 per cent, who keep their
premises clean be submitted to the
payment of more taxes because the
Board of Health throws up its hands
and says that it cannot keep the
yards in a sanitary condition. My yard
is cleaner than it would be if ashes
were carried through it two or three
times a week. My ash boxes are lined
with zinc to prevent their taking fire
if the tenants should put hot. ashes in
them and the lids are fastened with
good hinges, and kept closed. I think
that the majority of the small home
owners keep their property as tidy as
I do. I invite the board of Health to
bring their bateriologist over to the
East Side and run his microscope over
the interior of my ash box.
"The man who empties my ashes
carts coal when he is not carting ash
es, or when he is not teaming for the
city. There are a large number of
other teamsters in the city who do the
same thing. To let a general ash col
lecting contract would drive a large
number of these independent carters
out of business.
"People who buy building lots where
the ground is low would be deprived
of making an arrangement with these
teamsters for 'fill' which they can now
buy cheap. With one contractor in
control of the, a?h collection he would
have a corner on a. very valuable com
modity and those who wanted to fill
in a piece of ground would have to
pay the price he demanded."
"Anyone who has lived in a city
where the municipality collects the
ashes and has seen the ash cans placed
on the curb every morning knows of
the untidy condition of the streets be
cause of tha daily disturbance to say
nothing of the dust and dirt that blows
when the ash cans are emptied. In
stead of fhi front of a house being
untidy two or three times a year as is
now the case the street is littered up
"How could the health authorities
make the drivers for a contractor keep
the covers on their carts when even
now there are carts going through the
street filled with ashes, and the dust
blowing in every direction in violation
of the city ordinance? (Ask the street
sweepers.) The board of health can't
enforce the ordinances already enacted
and still it has been to the legislature
for more power. With live officials in
the department it ought to be able to
make everyone have proper ash boxes,
and prevent the carting of ashes in
uncovered carts. The boards of health
of the past have been used to saddle
worthless crematories upon the city
and let us hopo that this one will not
be a party to starting a lot of talk
about public collection of ashes in ord
er to hand someone a fat contract at
the expense of the taxpayers. The
electric light company had 'friends at
court' when it handed the city the
lemon contract the merchants are just
waking up to. Has some contractor
got "friends at court' in the board of
New To-rk, May 29. Collector of Cus
toms Loeb is now sure he has discov
ered the method by which large
amounts of dutiable goods are brought
into this country by society women.
The collector today repeated his order
to the inspectors to carefully examine
trunks for false bottoms. This fol
lows the discovery yesterday of about
$2,500 worth of Frepch gowns, furs and
jewelry in a false bottom in the trunk
of Mrs. Chesborough, wife of a weal
thy ship owner. Early this week Mr.
Loeb received word that great sums
of duty are avoided by European tour
ists by means of false bottoms in
trunks and immediately issued orders
to customs inspectors to watch for the
The collector is well satisfied with
the bearing out of his theory and he
expects to put a stop to that method
of smuggling entirely within a short
time. Inspectors will now make spec
ial tests of all steamer trunks in
search of false bottoms and false sides.
Paris. May 29. -An inquest will be
held today over the body of Joseph
Henderson of Jersey City who last
night shot and killed his daughter and
then turned the gun on himself. It
is believed' he was mentally unsound,
having suffered: from neurasthenia for
some time. By an odd coincidence the
tragedy took p!ace in a restaurant
called the "Pere Tranquil" or tranquil
father. The bodies of Henderson and
his daughter will be taken to Switzer
land for burial.
Mrs. Henderson, who with her other
two daughters, Olga and Gladys, were
in the "restaurant when the tragedy oc
curred, is prostrated. She is under
the care of physicians. in a. nearby
hospital, it having been impossible to
remove her to her home.
The murder mania developed by the
father was wholly unexpected so far
as the official investigation has dis
closed. Henderson was a man of
wealth and divided his time between
America and the European continent.
Y. W. C. A. NOTES.
(Central Association, 629 State St.)
There will be the usual twilight ser
vice at the Central Association on
Sunday afternoon at 4:30.
The Ramona Club will meet as usual
Monday evening and all members are
asked if they will kindly report on the
sale of tickets for the recent entertainment.
Saturday INJlgltt Specials
6 o'clock to 7, Round Steak 10c lb
7 o'clok Fresh Ecjcf s 22c doz.
to Carolina Rice 3c lb.
10:30 Soap : : 6 bars IQc
Alter 10 O'clock All Baked Goods at Half-price.
CORNER MAIN STREET AND GOLDEN HIU
WILL MAKE HIS
Turned His Engine Over to
Bea.ch that He Might Be
Free to Prosecute His
Whitehead -Claims that Ed
itor Owes Him Money and
Has Deprived Him of
First Chance in Fifteen
Years to Obtain Recogni
tion of Aeronauts of
Gustave Whitehead, who lives at
Lenox 'Heights, just over the town
line, although he has lost his latest
engine upon which he depended to
make his. flying machine fly, declares
that he will keep at the problem of
aerial navigation until.if necessary, he
dies. Like Falissy, who burned his
home piecemeal to glaze pottery,
Whitehead's wife and children have
had to suffer by reason of his frenzy
to solve one of the Droblems that af
flict mankind. His time hi jail, whith
er he was hurried by Stanley Y.
Beach, Stratford, son of the proprie
tor of the Scientific American, upon
civil process, has neither soured In
ventor Whitehead's temper, nor
quenched his zeal. That he gave up
his engine to secure his, release he
counts only one more payment to the
genius of invention. While he was in
jail he could not continue his work.
His yielding was not due to a mere
desire to enjoy bodily freedom.
But he charges, in an interview giv
en to the Farmer to-day, that he has
not received the payments that were
promised him by Beach and he fur
ther charges that his former partner
not only did not boom the flying ma
chine in the columns of the Scientific
American as the invention of White
head, but on the contrary referred fre
quently to the flying machine that he
himself was inventing.
Mr. Whitehead said this morning
that he would like to know whom an
inventor could expect help from if he
could not get it from a member of the
Beach family, which is supposed to
stand for the advancement of all that
is excellent in the scientific world.
He added: "I have just completed
a 75 horsepower engine weighing 250
pounds and because the aeroplane in
which I installed the machine did
not fly at once Mr. Beach insisted that
I give up the engine to him for two
weeks under the agreement. At the
end of two weeks he has the right to
purchase it of me for $200 although it
is worth $1,000.
"I have got a flying machine that
will fly and because I did not have
msney enough to get out the patents
ion it I gave Mr. Beach a half inter
est in it with the understanding that
he was to let me have $12 a week
while I was working on the machine.
He never kept this part of the agree
ment regularly and I never received
the full amount. He handed me $5
or $6 whenever he pleased. He gave
me $5 for Christmas so that my fam
ily could have a Merry Christmas and
the week after he was $10 shy, allow
ing me $2. I am ashamed to say that
I have half starved my wife and chil
dren in order to perfect this machine.
My wife sewed all of the cloth that is
used on the machine, something like
1.500 yards. ,It had to be sewed many
times and Beach said she would re
ceive ten cents an hour for her work.
She never received the money.
"What grieves me most is that for
the first time in 15 years I had a
chance to receive recognition from the
men in thiS'.country who are interest
ed in aeronautics. This morning Mr.
L. S. Burri4ge, president of the Aero
nautic Sclty, asked me to bring
my engine to Morris Park for the use
of the members who are going to make
some flying tests there next week.
"Now Mr. Beach has the engine and
T understand he is going to Morris
Park with it himself. He has it in
stalled in a machine that he got up
himself and which is part Whitehead
type and part Blearst Monoplane.
"The engine that Mr. Beach has I
built for a 50 horsepower, but Mr.
Riker, of the Locomobile Co., who
tested it. declared that it was 75 horse
power. If Mr. Beach buys it after two
weeks I ehall build another one as I
intend to keep going on my own hook
until I succeed.
"This is the second engine Beach has
got away from me. The first was a
200 horsepower 8 cylinder motor. He
forced .me to give it up through the
agreements I had to make with him in
order tc keep going. This engine he
put in a boat called the 'Sea Otter"
owned by William Cnaki of this city.
It was a light engine for a flying ma
chine and Beach put it to such a
severe test that he spoiled it. The
second engine he got by throwing me.
in jail. I was told he could keep me
there until September and what could
I do. I let him have the engine for
two weeks. I wanted to go on with
"One of the reasons I took Mr. Beach
on was that I thought he would help
me by giving me an occasional notice
In the 'Scientific American.' Beach
kept publishing from time to time that
he had a flying machine in the works,
but there was, never a word about
Whitehead who was doing the work,
My former partner, the late Prof. Her
man Linde, who went mad before he
died recently in Denver, treated me
the same way when it came to the
matter of publicity. It was always
Linde's machine with him and if
Whitehead was mentioned in connec
tion with it he would fly into a rage.
"When I started to make flying ma
chines 15 years ago everyone thought
I was crazy but th recent achieve
ments of the Wright Bros, prove that
I had the right ideas about the matter.
But the Wrights had to go to Europe
before this country could see them. I
made four flights of a half mile each
in 1901 at Fairfield, but I could not get
publicity enough at the time to attract
the attention of anyone with capital.
Those four flights were made with a
30 horsepower engine weighing 450
pounds. The machine I have built for
the 75 horsepower engine taken by Mr.
Beach is the Tareest flying machine in
the world. I am going to make it
Mr. Whitehead has a number of
photographs of his machines in the
air. Some show, a passenger aboard.
The pictures are by amateurs, but
show that the inventor has done more
toward the development of his ma
chines than the public has given him
credit for doing.
The letter he received to-day from
President Burridge is as follows:
May 27, 1909.
Mr. Gustav Whitehead,
We understand that you have built
a very light and efficient motor in
which Mr. S. Y. Beach has some in
terest. Assuming that we can get Mr.
Beach's consent we would like to know
what arrangements we could make
with you to have this motor sent to
Morris Park for the use of members.
We are in great need of a good
motor for the several machines that
are being built by members and hope
you will consider this offer carefully
and let us hear from you as soon as
possible thereby obliging.
Yours very truly.
The Aeronautic Society.
L S. Burridge.
CURE FOR CONSUMPTION
Take two quarts of compact mullein
leaves picked from stalks that have
never flowered. Place these in a stew
pan and put enough water on them to
just coer them well. Let them sim
mer, not boil, until the strength is all
out of the leaves. Strain this juice
add a cup of brown sugar and simmer
again until a sirup is formed; then add
a pint of Jamaica rum. Take a table
spoonfu! of this sirup three times a
day. or. if thought better, take a less
quantity whenever obliged to cough.
The above remedy has been tested
and found invaluable in many cases.
This is to certify that all druggists
are authorized to refund your money
if Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. It stops the cough,
heals the lungs and prevents pneu
monia and consumption. Contains no
opiates. The genuine is in a yellow
package. F. B. Brill, local agent. 1 3 5
reach property and lots take
end of line. See hand on big sign board. This gives direction.
Short walk to property. Salesman on property every afternoon.
Come out and see xu
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Devitt returned
yesterday from the Berkshires, -Where
Mr. Devitt, has been recuperating for
the past month.
Mrs. Ida Thornton of- the D. M.
Read Co., with her daughter. Miss Ida
is passing the week end with friends
in New York City.
Mrs. C. Sullivan, one of the High
School faculty, has been granted
leave of absence for the remainder of
the school year.
Mr. Samuel Tator, teller, of the Na
tional Tradesmen's Bank of New Ha
ven, has been given a vacation of a
month, and is spending a few days,
with his parents on North Main street
this city. Next week Mr. Tator
leaves for Seattle, when he will visit
the exposition now in progress in that
Miss Gertrude Carroll of Newark,
will spend Decoration Day, as the
guest, of the Misses 0Rourke on Pem
"The weather we've been having was
not made in Bridgeport, that's sure."
"That game is postponed tmtn next
Thursday, when we'll do them up
brown." M. F. Flanagan.
"Jim is trying to give us good ball
and if he succeeds this city will be
the best paying town in New England
outside of Boston." J. C. Ivers.
"The several years' of prihclpalship
spent at old Waltersvllle, were among
the pleasantest of my teaching ca
reer." W. W. Porter.
A good story is told by a Main St.,
business man of a well dressed, come
ly woman coming into his place of
business one day recently, and seating
herself comfortably, calmly announc
ed "she was going to faint." He hur
riedly prepared a stimulant, which he
noticed, she readily swallowed without
the slightest difficulty and soon her
danger (?) was over. She was profuse
in her thanks as she left the store,
without disclosing her identity. Judge
of his surprise, a few days later, when
the same woman again entered, and
taking her accustomed seat, coolly in
formed him. she "krew she was goin?
to faint." "Oh, no;" he quickly answer
ed, "you don't have any more feint'
faints here, so move on." Needless to
say she moved, and the chances are
that other drug stores may come to
know her. It seems incredible that
any woman could so degrade herself
as to resort to such practices to grat
ify her appetite for stimulants, but
the experiences of many of our mer
chants in this line would prove a
startling chapter could they be re
corded. CONSUL COXE HAS
(Special from United Press."J
Paris, May 29. Following recent
civil ceremony, the church wedding of
Hanson Cleveland Coxe, Deputy Amer
ican Consul General, and Miss Jeanne
Rosenburger took place at noon today
in the St. Pierre church. Miss Rosen
burger is the daughter of the former
Swiss Consul at Marseilles, a chivaller
of high honor. Following today's
ceremony, which was witnessed by
many from the American colony, a re
ception was held at the American Con
sulate. SUNDAY SERVICES.
German Reformed, Congress Street,
near Main. H. G. Wiemer. pastor.
Morning worship, with sermon and
Communion. 10:30 o'clock. Evening
worship with regard to Decoration day
7:30 o'clock, subject "The Spirit of
Christianity and the Spirit of Patriot
ism." "Parallels and Contrasts." Spe
cial musical program for both service?
Sunday School 9:30 o'clock.
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Instantly removes Stove Polish, Rust,
Grease, Ink, Paint and Dirt. For ths
hands or clothing. Large can 10 cents.
Manufactured by Wm. R. Winn. 2l
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 Cyrus
Pharmacy, 263 Fairfield avenue and
186 Cannon St.
North Main Street car to