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ENGLISH CITY OF LIECESTER
AS EXAMPLE OF BENEFITS OF
ABOLITION OF VACCINATION
Or. Montague R. Leverson Convicts Prof. Theobald Smith
of Error in Claiming that Vaccination Prevents
Small Pox Merits of Belchamp and Pasteur Compared.
Montague R Leverson, M. ., a
graduate at the German University of
Bottingen. a famous scientist, who is
Uao a scholar in modern languages1.
nd reads fluently both French and
Serman, has taken up the cudgels
tgalnst Prof. Theobald Smith, who in
air Lowell Institute lecture championed
vaccination. Dr. Leverson is an ex
pert in the diagnosis and treatment of
smallpox, known on two continents.
He is opposed to vaccination. His
open letter to Prof. Smith follows:
927 Grant Avenue, Bronx,
New Tork City, April 26, 1909.
To Professor Theobald Smith,
'J, Boston, Mass.
Dear Sir
A clipping from the Boston Evening
Transcript of Wednesday, March 31,
1909, has been- sent to me containing
what purports to be a report of your
"fifth Lowell Institute lecture," ac
companied by a' request that I make
such comments thereon as might be
needed to correct erroneous impres
sions likely to be conveyed by It.
The task la difficult, especially by
reason of the vagueness of the lauda
tory report. In the Transcript, on
many of the points you seem to have
touched upon; but I believe the errors
the report ascribes to you to be so
usiiougly misleading that I am bound
to make the attempt.
It Is reported) that you had shown
"in a previous paper (1) how man may
be guarded againasmaUpox by means
Of vaccine that has been modified by
nuKura In tfee cow": and that (2) "this
taouaan so changes its character that
there is a loss of infection", and (3)
"It is able to produce disease only at
th dfu to which it is applied."
As a student of pathology who for
Vi, nut fifteen- Years has devoted nim-
lf. almost exclusively, to the study
of smallpox and vaccination, and the
i diseased conditions inducedVby the iat
I tar. I have never been able to find any
evidence tn support of. the first state
ment, and I have found overwhelming
evidence in disproof of the third. Both
are assumptions without evidence to
support them, and if you will favor
me with, a visit I will show you a
large collection, of drawings illustrative
of deplorable constitutional diseased
conditions produced directly by "vac
cine that has been modified by culture
In the cow", including cases which
that pronounced pro-vaccinist and
celebrated surgeon Jonathan Hutchin
son reluctantly confessed to be of
syphilitic character, imparted, some of
them, not by arm-to-arm vaccination,
but by vaccination direct from the cow.
You are reported to have stated that
"This discovery has been of ines
timable value to the human race since
It is a prophylactic against smallpox."
fiuoh an assertion is not supported by
any evidence. As I do not suppose
you to be capable of wilfully fooling
iyour audience I am bound to believe
that you have yourself been fooled.
-Unhappily, laws enacted by Ignorant
law-makers, dogmas laid down by
(knaves, and adopted y the misguided
authorities of our medical schools, and
by them maintained by the persecution
of those who do not assent thereto,
have made it to the interest of the
medical profession to be ignorant of
facts of the gravest importance to
mankind, and therefore they remain
tsmorant thereof.
Even the garbled official statistics of
all these countries which have been so
deluded as to malce tne attempt at
cow pox prophylaxis, .prove that there
lis absolutely no protection, neitner lor
life", nor "till ouberty", nor for ten
years, nor for seven, nor for six, five,
(four, three, two nor even one year,
mor yet for any portion of one year.
-In fooling themselves and mankind the
vaccinating officials have not only
garbled their own statistics, but they
tvave used official statistics with what
the great Master of Statistics. Tr.
Adolf Vogt, () described as "incon
ceivable superficiality."
The report states that you showed
how the arm-to-arm process was sup
planted about fifty years ago by bo
vine vaccine; but why did you not
acknowledge the fact that for more
than thirty years the pro-vaccinists
positively denied that vaccination ever
caused . the syphilitic condition or a
condition resembling the syphilitic,
and persisted1 in such denial for years
even after Rlcord had reluctantly ad
mitted that It had done so; and even
(denounced as liars, the noble-,Tand
(learned men who proved it? Neither
jls It fifty, but only about twenty-five
years, since such vaccinating was gen
eral, and even today arm-to-arm vac
cination is practiced in many places.
Is it possible that you stated as re
ported "that the operation was con
trolled by antiseptic treatment and
that the quality of the vaccine was
rigidly tested"? Pardon me for say
ing that assertions so rash and so mis
leading cannot be excused in a gentle
man of your eminence wHen a very
email amount of investigation would
have taught you that the pretences to
such effect were the merest shams.
Tou ere reported to have exhibited
"most convincing graphic diagrams of
the death rates different cities be
fore and after establishing compulsory
vaccination." Convincing they could
have been only to those who knew
rotting about the subject- The truth
Is that after desperately fighting
against improvements in sanitation
the people of England and the people
of many parts of the United States,
led by the opponents of vaccination,
forced sanitary reforms upon their
municipal authorities, often in spite of
continued opposition by medical offle
tala Tou are reported to have said that
"'owing to the subtle nature of the dis
ease, vaccination has been necessary
against it." Tou here assume
.smallpox to be a thing, an entity.
'This blunder Is committed by nearly
all the followers of the self-styled
"regular school", and it will probably
be a new idea to you to be told that
neither smallpox nor any other disease
Is an entity, but is a condition.
Ton are reported to have quoted ap
provingly the fact that Germany in
sists on two vaccinations, one in in
fancy, and the other about the age of
twelve, while Japan has three. In
addition the Japanese troops have vac
cinations of their own. Now I chance
to have betfor-ea. report of a speech
of Baron K?mehiroRikakl, at the Ju
bilee dlnnat-TK. the Incorporated So
ciety of Medical Officers of Health,
wherein he stated that every child in
Japan is vaccinated before it is six
months old, re-vaccinated at six years,
again at fourteen, and that all the men
were re-vaccinated on entering the
army; while a further re-vaccination
was enforced if an outbreak' of small
pox occurred. And yet, in the lecture
delivered by that same gentleman on
May 12, 1906, at St. Thomas' Hospital,
lie stated that 347 soldiers of the Jap
anese army took smallpox and 33 died
of It during the Japanese war! But
I have still further Japanese statistics
wherewith to enlighten you and, I
hope, the deluded people. We learn
from the Japan Weekly Chronicle that
up to the 26th of January, 190S, there
2.M4 cases of
smallpox in Kobe since the outbreak
of the epidemic in November, 1907. and
that of this number 1,182 had died, L
104 had recovered, and 1,158 were still
under treatment. Later returns up to
February 20, 1908, showed the total in
creased1 t& 4,850. of whom no fewer
than 8,009 had died. As regards these
dismal facts there Is a "conspiracy of
silence" among official doctors, in
which they are , almost universally
aided by the medical press, and too
generally by the lay.
I have never seen any explanation
even attempted of the following grue
some statistics as to smallpox and
vaccination in England.
From 1847 until T853 vaccination was
encouraged; it was made obligatory
from 1854 until 1867. and was enforced
with cruel violence from 1868 until 1898.
There was an epidemic of smallpox In
England in 1857-8-9 In which there
died 14,244 persons; there was another
In 1868-4-5 in which there died 20,069
persons; and in 1870-1-2 there was an
other, in which there died 44.840 per
sons, nearly all of whom had been
vaccinated, and many of them re-vaccinated'
one or more times.
In 1870-1 Leicester suffered from
smallpox as much as any other large
city in England, and then she began
her revolt against vaccination. The
following table shows a remarkable
result, not only as to smallpox, but as
to the general health of that city.
Great sanitary improvements had been
effected during the period of 1870-80
whereof the abandonment of vaccina
tion was not the least important.
Death rate
of England
Years
1868-72
and Wales, per
1 000 living 22-2
The like, Leicester 26.8
Vaccination-rate of Leicester per
100 births : 91.7
The population has doubled from 1868-73 to 188-9. But a
markable exhibit is that of the fatality rate of smallpox in
curring in much and In little vaccinated
Place Date of last
epidemic of S. P.
London 1901-2
Liverpool 1903-3
Leicester, 1903-4
As regards Leicester Mr. J. T. . Biggs
summarized the Important features of
Leicester's recent smallpox history as
follows:
(1) In each of the smallpox outbreaks
of 1892-3. 1903 and 1904, there has been
an Increasing number and proportion
of -un vaccinated in the population.
(2) The fatality from smallpox has
declined in the same period from 5.8
to 1.3 per cent.
(8) The general death rate teas de
clined from about 19 per thousand In
1892-3 to 14 per thousand in 1903-4.
(4) The fatality rate of the unvaccln
ated was only 1.5 per cent., very much
less than that which occurred about
the same period in much vaccinated
towns.
(5) Very few Of the 60.000 to 80.000
unvaccinated children contracted small
pox. As the reporter of your lecture dealt
only In general eulogy of your statis
tics it is not possible to prove their
erroneous character In detail. I chal
lenge your criticism of those I have
above given. They can all be tested,
and, being so tested, are verified by
the returns of the Registrar oenerai oi
England and Wales and the official
renorts of the same authority, of the
Local Government Board (despite Its
continual trickery to support vaccina
tion), and of the Medical Officer or
Leicester. To ail the world Leicester
stands forth as a perpetual control ex
periment, demonstrating directly the
uselessnesa of vaccination, and indn
rectly its pernicious influence upon
health and character, both of Its vie
tims and of those who employ It.
After dealing in generalities as above
mentioned the eulogist of your lecture
states: "Next the speaker passed to a
consideration of the splendid works of
Pasteur. They have been of lunaa
mental importance in the extension of
vaccination to other infectious dis
eases". The latter statement is true
in a certain sense, the former is abso
lutely without foundation.
I am not competent to pass any
Judgment upon Pasteur's work as a
chemist, e. g.. on his asserted discov
ery of the mode of growth of crystals;
but the two-fold fact that nearly all
of bis alleged biological discoveries are
either erroneous or were distorted
olagiarisms of the discoveries of oth
ers, ought to induce chemists not mere
ly to examine Pasteur's chemical dis
coveries but also to trace their his
tory, to see whether in this field also
thev mav not have been plagiarized.
Every one of Pasteur's preventive
inoculations has proved a failure. The
Inoculation of the tubercle bacillus up
on cattle has spread tuberculosis
among healthy herds, as ordinary com
mon sense would have predicated. His
inoculations against anthrax left the
animals Inoculated more liable to that
diseased condition, and caused the pre
mature death of many of them from
other diseased condition. But Pas
teur's anti-rabic inoculations afford
the most decided test of the pernicious
character of that method of treat
ment.
During twenty-three year preceding
the use of the antl-raoic serum there
were 685 deaths- from rabies In all
France, or an average of 30 .per an
num. But since the use of the anti
rabic inoculations the average has
risen to 100 per annum, in place of 30.
with a continually increasing number
each year, so that according to the
official returns the number of deaths
from rabies in France for the year
ending in June. 1907. was Just about
300. In truth, as Professor Peter said,
In his address to the Academy of Med
icine. Paris, on the 11th of January,
1887, "M. Pasteur does not cure rabies
he imparts It!"
I will now touch on the famous anti-.
toxin treatment as a preventive or cure
for diphtheria. Here there Is appar
ently an almost unanimous cry of
"Hallelujah" by the disciples of Pas
teur. All of them insist that the fa
tality rate of this 'dreadful" disease
has been greatly lowered. Let us see
If the facts bear out this assertion.
The Japanese, while copying our
civilization, have also copied our fol
lies. The Serum Institute of Tokla
presents a report on diphtheria anti
toxin, in which the statement, com
mon to seropathists of i,urope ana
America, was repeated by the officials
of the Institute, that the fatality rate
from diphtheria has been reduced from
62 to 28 per cent, of the cases: but
more ingenious than European and
American officials, on the very op
posite page the Japanese Institute fur
nishes a diagram, whereby means are
given for testins the validity of this
statement. While that diagram cer
tainly shows a fall from 52 per cent,
in the fatality of diphtheria during the
seven years preceding the use of anti
toxin to 28 per cent, during a similar
period under Its use the number of
cases since the Introduction of anti
toxin has enormously increased as al
so the number of deaths; so that the
largest numbfer of cases in pre-antl-toxln
days (6100) is less than the
smallest under its use (8613). and in
1809 the number reached 21.035. Also,
and this Is an Important fact, the
larrM1 number of. deaths from diph-
theria in the seven years preceding
the use of antl-toxln 43.205 in 1893)
Introduced beneath the skin the wisest
was less than the smallest number of
deaths under ;ts use (3,296 In 1896).
But in 1896 it may well be supposed
that anti-toxin was only in partial
use. and the cases and deaths largely
increased In 1897. 1898 and 1899. when
its use became more general. The fol
lowing are the fie are:
Seven Years Before Anti-Toxin.
Years. Cases. Deaths.
1889 2,669
1S90 2.448
1891 3,429
1892 4.359
1893 5,726
1894 5,308
1895 ..J 6,100
1.495
1,438
1.974
2,531
3.205
2,903
3,025
30.039 16.671
After Introduction of Anti-Toxin.
Years. Cases. Deaths.
1896 8,613
1897 15.486
1898 19.692
189& 21.035
1900 17,875
1901 14,882
1902 15.005
3.i96
5.579
6.658
5,660
4.686
4.314
112.588 36.656
The report in the "Transcript" as
cribes to you certain statements to the
effect that Immunity can be secured
In this or that diseased condition by
this or that inoculation. Such state
ments have not only been refuted by
experience, but had the medical pro
fession been governed by common
sense, experiments In that direction
would never even have been attempt
ed.
Along the whole lenffth of the all-
mentary canal nature has provided
series of chemical laboratories where
in she analyses, synthesises. separates
prepares for execretion. and finally
within certain limits, excretes, matters
liable to be injurious to the health or
life of the individual who has ingest
ed them; but when any such matters
are inoculated, nature's defences are
taken in the flank, (t) It is true that
as If foreseeing man's folly, nature has
provided a net-work beneath the skin
which can sometimes eject poisonous
matter by means of an abscess, but
always at a cost of the lowered vital
lty of the Individual, even where the
whole qf the poison Is ejected. In
gested, where the dose is not exces
slve. a wise physician will still have
some power to arrest its mischief by
Years Years Years Years Years Years
'73 - 77 '78-82 '83-87 '98-92 '93-97 '98-02
21.4
24.5
80
20.2
22.2
19.2
19.9
19
18.34
17.8
17.31
17.4
16.7
66.7 29.9
3-4
2.1 7.2
still more re
epidemics oc-
towns.
Cases. Deaths.
9.659 1,629
2.060 161
71 26
Fatallty rate (per
cent, of cases.)
16.88
7.S3
3.49
the aid of emetics or antidotes: once
physician who lives loses all power
over the poison, and not only so. but
the entire medical profession com
bined is absolutely Incapable of even
foreseeing what effect will be pro
duced. Substances apparently inert
and harmless, introduced Into the blood
stream, are known to have produced
almost Instant death, and the reck
lessness of Inoculation amounts to
cruelty through ignorance. The re
porter states that you spoke of Sir
Almoth E. Wright's "opsonic meth
ods," a new name to disguise the fact
that the so-called "opsonic method" is
but a distorted plagiarism of homeo
pathy.
No true homeopath will resort to the
method of inoculating drugs, though
I will not criticize the physician who
may resort to that scientific practice
in some extreme case; neither will he
give the poison of a diseased condi
tion as a prophylactic to or as a cure
for a iiarae; but after the poison of a
diseased condition has been "proved."
after the manner taught by Hahne
mann, the wise physician may admin
ister a minute, a very minute portion
of such poison by the mouth to a pati
ent who presents symptoms similar to
those of the "nrovlngs."
This letter has already extended to
so great a length that I dare only
touch upon the other matters report
ed to have been stated by you though
I believe every one of them to be
erroneous.
The microbic theory of disease upon
which your teachings rest is absolute
ly erroneous. The very word "microbe"
is an etymological solecism adopted in
the hope of "drowning" in a "con
spiracy of silence" the marvellous re
searches and discoveries of the mas
ter, Bechamp. who Justly described the
microbic theory of disease as "la plus
grande sottise scientiflque de ce
temps."
This marvellous scientific silliness
has been marvellously promulgated
through th? consumate ability (in a
certain sens'!) of M. Pasteur and of
his followers. Pasveur did not make
any discoveries in biology. As I have
above stated his pretended biological
discoveries were plagarized from oth
ers, and chiefly from the Master, who
not only discovered the causes of fer
mentation, and that it is a process in
nutrition, but also the unit of life, viz:
the 'microsymas. He and his callabora
tors also discovered that when these
became diseased they developed Into
what have been erroneously termed
pathogenic bacteria which, instead of
being the causes, are consequences of
diseased conditions.
Fortunately for the emancipation of
the biological sciences from their pres
ent condition of chaos. Pasteur has
himself provided the dynamite where
with his bubble will be exploded. In
his effort to make it appear that he
discovered the causes of fermentation,
and to plagarize Bechamp with secur
ity, he invented and narrated a fake
experiment. You will find it described
in the "Annales de chimle et de physi
que" 3e S. T. LVIII. p. 381, Sec. III.,
entitled "Production of yeast In a
medium form of sugar, a salt of am
monia and of phosphates." I ask you,
my dear Professor, to have the moral
coarage to repeat this pretended ex
periment, and when you shall have
found out the truth. I ask you to de
clare and denounce the fake. Then In
deed you will have to make "a new
departure" In your study of biology,
commencing with the wonderful dis
coveries of Bechamp, and finally,
when you shall have realized their
truth. I ask you to avow that you
and the other followers of Pasteur
have been deluded by the most monu
mental charlatan by whom medicine
has ever been vexed. "So from his
shoulders strip the lion's hide, and
clasp a calf-skin on his recreant
limbs."
But as, unfortunately. Pasteur la
dead, what you will be able to do will
be to present to the world in your
person the image of a great soul who
navmg been led astray by false god--,
has taken the earliest opportunity i
presented to him of seeking for and
avowing the truth.
With hopeful respect. I am. dear
Professor Smith.
Yours sincerely.
Montague R. Leverson. M. D.. of
Bait: Med. Col. and Ph. D. and M. A.
of the German University of Go Hin- I
gan.
P. S.-As I design publishing this
letter I respectfully write you to re
ply as early as you conveniently can.
so that your reply may be publisher!
along with this letter or as soon as
possible thereafter. M.R..L.
N. B. No reply having been receiv
ed up to Mav 29. 1909. the above letter
was that day released for publication.
() Dr. Adolf Vogt. Prof, of Hyjrieni-
and Sanitary Statistics at the Univer
sity of Berne. 6 Report Royal (Br)
Com. of Vaccination. 1889; App, No.
14-696 a.
(t) This beautiful exposition of the
error of Inoculation was first given by
Dr. J. J. uartn Wilkinson.
Arivertia in the Farmer.
THE FARMER: AUGUST 21,
E. H. DILLON & 00.!-
LEADING
TRIMMED MILLINERY
at about one-quarter regular prices. Now is your oppor
tunity to secure a choice, stylish hat for a merely nominal
figure. Never before have we offered- Trimmed Dress
Hats at such astonishing low prices, 75c, 98c, $1.25, $1.48,
$1.75, $2.48, $2.98, $3.98.
We are showing an exceptionally fine assortment of
Chiffon Veils at great price reductions.
$1.00 CHIFFON VEILS , 48c
$1.25 CHIFFON SQi AKK AND BUTTON VEILS 68c
$1.50 CHIFFON SQUARE AND BUTTON VEILS 98c
$2.00 CHIFFON AUTO VEILS $1.25
$2.50 DUST PROOF VEILS $1.18
$3.00 FANCY VEILS
I04S MAIM 3T
THE ALWAYS
HIST!
The 1 0 Day Lucky Purchase Sale
WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK!
Another strong Bargain List from the Berger Dry
Goods Co.'s Stock Clearances
HALF FORMER PRICES AND LESS
IAUM IT PAY 239 FAIRFIELD AVE.
JViln F, F J 1 , 4 Doors Above Broad St
High class Furniture, Draperies and Novelties, re-uphol
stering and refinishing furniture, Shades and Curtains in
great variety.
All kinds of bedding made to order
kind In New England.
HAAKE'S EXCUSE
GOOD WITH- COURT
Worked Late, Rode Wheel
Without Light, Because
Very Tired One Fined.
HiJnrv Haake. who is employed by
the Royal Equipment Company, worked
until 10 o'clock, last nignt. Me was
tired when he not through, and though
toe knew the law rode hi bicycle witn
out a lia-ht. He was picked up by Of
ticer Flynn. Telling: his story to tne
court frankly this morning he was ex
cinrd.
John Morria. Italian. 18 years old.
wan arrested on Clinton avenue im
rVUnjr hi wheel without a llsrht. by
Officer Ivers. Morris was fined; W
without costs.
CITY COURT CASES
Alice Ouinlan who was before the
court two months ago. drunk, and who
was excused- df she would leave town
kept her word with the court. She got
a lob in Madison, but came back yes
terday to get her clothes ana Dia ner
friends good bye. Her welcome was
too wet. The court excused her once
more.
Julius Pastor. 11 years, 181 Pine
street, charged with being Incorrigble,
was sent to the reform school at Men-
den during his minority. The boy stays
out nights. He has Deen tnrice ar
rested during the year.
NEWTOWN.
Rev. Father Fox left yesterday for
an extended vacation.
Mis? Ella Blake is enjoying a. week's
vacation at Crescent Beach, New Lon
don, and Woodmont.
(rustave W. Carlson made a flying
trip to Bridgeport, Saturday.
Miss Margaret and Nonie Crowe are
visiting friends In New Haven.
Jesse G. Hawley or the garage or
Bassett & Hawley, passed yesterday in
Bridgeport.
Mrs. J. t. tsassett is enjoying a
week's visit at Laurel Beach.
Henry Rupf spent Thursday at Savin
Rock.
Miss Arylene Miller of Bridgeport,
has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
John Sheehan.
A dance will be given in the town
hall Friday evening, Aug. 27. The
music will be furnished by an orches
tra of five pieces. The committee in
charge of the arrangements are: Frank
Blackman, Charles r. feck. jonn
Beers. Curtis Glover, and Gustave
Carlson.
Mr. and Mrs. L C. Morris are en
tertaining Mr. and Mrs. S. Howell
Wright of New Bedford. Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Aackley are en
tertaining their niece. Miss Jennie
Roberts.
Some people
tolerate roach
es and water
bugs in the kit
chen, in vain
belief that the
rest of the fam
ily will not find
it out. Perhaps
they will not,
but suppose
that some day
you would
serve a roach
in the pie: per
haps then you
would wish
that you had
spent 20c for a
box of Cyrus
Roach Powder.
.
1909
MILLINERS
$1.8
-"
OMJHOWEAMtfS
BUSY STOKE
and made over. The onlv store of lta
Telephone TS2-3
BUSINESS MEN'S
OUTING TICKETS
R. T. Whiting He's the
Man to See About Tues
day's Blowout.
All that Is needed now to make the
annual outing of the Bridgeport Busi
ness Men's Association a success on
next Tuesday is good weather. Ar
rangements are complete for a most
enjoyable time. The ticket sale has
been unusually good and Chairman R.
T. Whiting asks that all holding tick
ets for aale make immediate returns to
the committee. He also urges that all
who can do so purchase tickets now
before the outing so that ttoe commit
tee can know where it stands. There
is always a mad rush for tickets at
the last moment.
Manager Bishop of the Colonnade In
Savin Rock has promised an extra fine
menu and with the Wheeler. & Wilson
band and a few snappy speakers there
will be enough doing to satisfy all.
These outings have been most attrac
tive in the past and the one for 1909
promises to outdo all previous affairs
of the kind.
Special trolley ears with the band
vill leave Meigs corner at 1. o'clock
next Tuesday afternoon.
The members of the general outing
committee, Messrs'. R, T. Whiting,
James Roy, Frank D. Bell, E. L.
Graves, John F. Keane. Carl Reck, and
Geo. R Burues. have worked hard to
perfect the arrangements. Today they
announce the following list of commit
tees: General R. T. Whiting, chairman;
Geo. R Burnes, secretary; James Roy.
E. L. Graves, John F. Keane, Frank
D. Bell, Carl Reck.
Reception Charles L. Gaylord, chair
man; Hon. M. W. Manwaring, Hon.
Archibald McNeil, Hon. Fayette C.
Clark, E. T. Buckingham. Samuel B.
Vincent, Hon. Henry A. Bishop. Frank
Miller, George W. Falrchild. Hon.
Henry Lee, Judge Carl Foster, Hon.
W. H. Marigold. Chas. B. Read. An
drew M. Cooper, Hon. P. W. Wren,
Lucius H. Mills, James Feeley.
Entertainment John F. Keane. chair
man; H. G. Oliphant, Chas. M. Cole,
Geo. E. Southworth. Angus H. Mac-
Kenzie, Elmer H. Havens, Edw. ij.
Naylor.
Music Geo. W. Roberts, chairman;
H. H. Nettleton. F. E. Brown. D. A.
Parker. Neil M. Muirhead.
Refreshments E. L. Graves, chair
man ; W. F. Hallett. F. L. Bradbury,
Isaac Moss. J. P. Frisbie.
Press F. W. Bolande. chairman;
James L. McGovern. Richard Howell.
Edward L Elliot, Arthur E. Warner,
J. A. Goldsmith.
Transportation E. L. Graves, chair
man; Sigmund Loewlth, Geo. E. Craw
ford. Chas. J. Hughes. Geo. Kingston,
J. D. Hartigan. R. T. Rock, W. P.
Hlndle. Jesse Lund.
Badges James Roy. chairman; Karl
O. Cyrus, J. S. Atkinson, W. M. Red
field, John F. Keane. C. B. Bucking
ham, Edward S. Schwerdtle.
Treasurer D. Fairchild Wheeler.
Secretary Burnes said today that the
sale judging by returns today would
be a larjre one.
The Ideal Trip.
During the hot month of August
there is no trip that is more charming
Mian the one given every week day on
he Steamer Park City, to Port Jeffer-
ain, N. T. The Steamer leaves the
harf at the foot of Fairfield avenue,
it 1:S0 P. M. The Lyric Orchestra who
Have furnished music so satisfactory
iuring the present season, render an
excellent concert each day. The trip
cross the sound takes one hour and
thirty minutes each wey. and the re
turn trip Is made at four thirty thus
allowing three hours on The Sound, and
one and one half hours in the village
of Port Jefferson. This is indeed a
very enjoyable trip and should be taken
advantage of as the excursions will be
discontinued after Labor Day.
CLEANEASY, THE BEST HAM)
BOAT.
Guaranteed not to Injur the akin.
Instantlv removes Stove Polish. Rust.
Grease. Ink. Paint aad Dirt. For the
hands or clothing. Larga can 10 casta
Manufactured by Wsa. Sl Winn, I
THE SMITH -
This Store will Close Daily
Men's Furnishings
4 s:''" ,n cl,an up tn'" Uno of l-00. $1.25 and $1.50 Negligee Shirts
- ? assortment of patterns, cuffs attached or detached. Made 'in regulai
or coat style, nil th'is season's (foods. VOI R CHOICE 87c E CH t
ieeJ?eCA Me"'s Balbriggan .Shirts and Drawers. Shirt have long or shori
sleeves. Drawers double seated. SPECIAL 37.c PER GARMENT.
Men's Pajamas c-oorl oujilifv Marsc i uv, , - ' . ,jm
goods. SI.0O nor suit
Boys' Pajamas, light color Madras. 12, 13,
iewour-in-Hand Tis. narrow or
cnoice ic oacii. ; for SOc.
Closing out our stock of Parasols
uuijrjruJN AUTOMOBILE
1 Va yards
EACH.
long hemstitched Chiffon
1 yards syuare hemstitched
SPECIAL 5c EACH
Auto Button Veils, 98c each.
Auto Veils. 2 yards lom. 1 vard
New embroidered white lace pattern Hat Veils, very nobby, 91.25 eacfil
vcinngs, uortea, an colors, zdc, 39c. duc yard.
(Left Aisle, Center)
RIBBONS
Fanc' Stripe Moire Ribbons, very heavy for Hair Bows on Sashes, wortB
o9c yard. Price J9c a yard.
a yardPril-eSc BeltIngs' 1 inches wlde' worth from 25c to 39c.
i S,l?"inCh .wlde- A" SHk Taffeta Ribbons, extra weight for Hair Bows, reg-.
ular 39c grade, white and colors. Special 25c a yard
f1Ve"ilh1 I'J1 strjPed Moire Ribbons, white and colors, regular 3e
grade. Special 25c a j-ard.
Five-inch Satin Taffeta BiMinms oft i,.- j i on-
white and colors. Sueclal ai. .
The
"SAM HARRIS
Uet wise)
2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 Pants now
$1.65 and $2.65
rvi Harris
$10 AND $15 SUIT SHOP 1154 MAIN ST.
Conn. Office &? Library Supply House
DEALERS IS j
Furniture, Stationery and Supplies
For the Business Office and Home Library
Cor. Fairfield Avenue and Water Street Tel. 1237-2
THE GERMAN MIRROR MFG.C0.
Removed from 1766 Main
We do silvering and re -
all branches, also picture framing, We call for and delffsex.
Our workmanship guaranteed. Drop us a postal at iH,
BEwJiu ' All ports on the Great Lakes are reached 1
Bp41- regularly by the excellent service of the D fie C Lake
jBjjr Lines. The ten large steamers are safe, speedy and com
fortable. Every boat is of modern steel construction and equipped
with the Clark Wireless Telegraph Service. The D fit C Lake Lines
operate daily trips between Buffalo and Detroit. Cleveland and Detroit, four
W trips per week between Toledo. Detroit. Mackinac and wayportj, and two V
W trips. per week between Detroit. Bay City, Saginaw and wayports. Special steamer W
I leaves Cleveland twice a week direct for Mackinac, stopping at Detroit every trip and
I Goderich, Or.!., every other trip. Send two cent stamp for fllust- I
I rated Pamphlet and Great Lakes Man. RAH. TICKETS I
1 Address : L. G. Lewis, G. P. A, Detroit. Mich. AVAILABLE ON i
1 l ALL STEAMERS M
p. h. McMillan. Pr-.ia.t J. rfe(jLL. fr--- ML
a a. schantz. Ge. Mgr. pSaw&e 51gdgS.3g8Bte-MJI
DETROIT & CLEVELAND K3&lfiliffj
fiPW NAVIGATION CO. -B--?r-M----T-fhffr--Tfi
Women's Bargain
Oxfords
IN ALL SIZES
at MQLLAIf'S
SPECIAL SALE OF
SMALL SIZES
I went -town to Mollan's
Low Alloc sale;
They're bargains
It's easy to see. .
But tlvose that I
"Wanted the most, wen
In two and a half.
And In three.
The luckiest girls
For the present.
When you see the shoes, you will
agree
Are those who get
1-ltted at Mollan's.
To a two and a half.
Or i three.
I wish. I'd forget
Mollan's Oxfords.
nd have my mind
Easy "and free;
Or else that my foot .
Had been numbered
A two and a half,
Or a three.
W. K. MOLLAN
1026 MAIN STREET
1764 Main, 5 rooms SH
1766 Main, store and 4 rooms.... $20
116 Parallel Street. 6 rooms Slfi
2370 Park Avenue. 5 rooms and
barn and ground $14
Hurlburt & Company,
Room 1. 3ud floor, 1094 Main Street.
GLEDHILL & CO.
Dealers in second hand Iron and
wood-working machinery. englnea
boilers, motors, dynamos, lathes, plan
ers, drills, anvils, band saws, ylsea,
elevators- office fixtures, safes,
etc.. ate Telephone call 77S-2.
aSm. WATER A
MURRAY CO.
at 5 P. M. Except Saturday
s . x.Ja aira ,i.3r
14 year sizes. 75c suit.
wide ends.
regular value 25c each. Y
i
at greatly reduced prices.
(Right Aisle. Rear.)
AND HAT VEILS
Hat Veils, value 75c. SPECIAL
Chiffon Auto Veils,
all colors, value
wide all colors 8c un.f SI 5ft na-h
, .cs Braa
(Main Floor, Front)
SMITH-MURRAY CO.
VALUES ARE FAMOUS"
PANTS SALE
St. to 747 East Main St.
silvering - looking glasse "IsM
747 EAST MAIN STREET
XAtK XO. 397-
coxsrtTiye and griwdixg
ROOMS
We have every facility for do.
ing skilful work. Our consult
ing and grinding rooms are fit
ted especially to our order. They
were designed upon the latest
scientific principles. Kverything
is' convenient to our hands and
the entire examination can be
made rapidly and systematical
ly. The arrangements of arti
ficial light, the measurements at
the rooms, our equipment of in
struments are all based upon th
experience of the leading eye
sight specialists of Europe and
America, and what is still more
important, we believe that w
thoroughly understand how to
use our outfit. We have devot
ed hard work and study to pre
pare ourselves for expert work.
Our training has been as thor
ough and careful as could be
desired. We believe that we
can give you glasses that are
bsolutely perfect in every way.
Ko one in the world .can do bet
ter than that.
Parisian Optical Co.
Eyesight Specialists aad Manu
facturing Opticians
The STRATFIELD HOTEL Bldg
1221 MAIN ST.
STATE OP CONNECTICUT.
DISTRICT OF BRIDGEPORT, ss:
PROBATE COURT.
August 20, 1909.
Estate of Mary J. O'Connor, late ot
Bridgeport, in said district, deceased
The administrator having made ap
plication for an order authorizing hirr
to sell certain real estate belonging t
said estate, as per said application oi
file duly appears.
ORDERED. That the said applies
tion be heard and determined at thi
Probate Office, in Bridgeport, on th
25th day of August 1909, at 9 o'clocl
in the forenoon, anl this Court direct
said administrator to give notice to al
persons interested in said estate t
appear. , if tliey see cause, and b
heard thereon, by publishing this orde
Tiice in a newspaper having a circala
tion in said district, on or before th
21st day of August, A. D., . 1909, anc i
return make to the Court of notict
given.
4 Attest,
JOHN SMITH,"
a A sat

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