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SATUKDAY, MAI 13. 1911.
THE PECK OF DIRT.
Old dogma frequently needa revis
ion. Those who have conscientious
ly accepted the view that every man
during his life must eat a peck of
dirt have supposed that duty ended
there. But Bridgeport has come to
a time when every man eats a peck
of dirt In a season, sometimes in
day. Other pecks are Mown into
his clothing, defile his home an
make life unpleasant for his wife and
children. The streets are sprinkled
only In theory. Water is cast over
them from time to time, but not in
quantities sufficient to satisfy the
ravening dust, which flys with every
breeze that blows. Either let us
sprinkle, or let us abandon sprink
ling. If we cannot get rld. of the
dust let us get rid of the cost of lay
ing dust which Is never 4aid.
GOVERNOR FOSS AND HIS
VIEWS ON TAX DODGERS
Governor, Eugene N.. Foss esti
mates that a billion of taxable prop
erty In Massachusetts escapes taxa
tion. He saysi "The American peo
ple more than others are a nation of
tax dodgeTs." - ;v
Not so. The 'American people, the
common, or garden variety of peo
ple, are more heavily Itaxed fcthjan
those of any other civilized land. It
is special prlvelege and great vest
ed wealth that dodges taxes.
Governor Foss says tha the
greater part of investments in
stocks and bonds escape taxation in
The greater part of the stocks ana
bonds are not owned by the Ameri
can peoples but by a very small . por
tion of the American people. These
are the tar dodgers.
The American people, man for man,
woman for woman and child by
child, pay the entire cost of support
ing the Federal government, a cost
that amounts annually to 75 per
family of five persons.
But the tax dodgers in every state
in the "Union, and the more especial
ly in Connecticut, strive with avar
ice and other means to prevent the
ratification of the income tax
amendment which would divert some
portion of the burden to "swollen
' Massachusetts leads some other
Ctates in that it reaches with some
emblance of justice, the great man
Connecticut fails to do even this,
rfut lets the major part of the bur
den of supporting the ' state and its
local governments fall upon homes
and farms and the humbler sorts of
property in the hands of the hum
bier sorts of citizens.
There is always a last straw, as
shows the attack of the Connecticut
Mayors, led by Mayor Buckingham,
upon the state tax, and the universal
protest against the personal tax.
WHAT THE PEOPLE
OWN THEY CONTROL
In 1910 little rain fell throughout
Connecticut, and water supplies in
several Connecticut cities were dan
gerously depleted. . But since the
water works were the property of
the people, they had to make up no
body's minds but their own to begin
the work of enlarging the quantity
of water in storage and extending
The people of Hartford were given
their choice of- a supply of filtered
water from the Connecticut river, or
from mountain streams, and by bal
lot elected the latter. The work of
increasing the supply from the Ne
paug source is now being initiated,
although the Times protests that
there never has been a time when
the water was dangerously low.
Waterbury Is working toward the
speedy completion of an additional
great reservoir. Norwich is build
ing a huge reservoir at Stony Brook,
which will double the capacity of
their water system. Meriden and
New Britain have each taken appro
priate steps to remove the fear of
How easy and simple all this was.
Bridgeport suffered with an under
supply of water for years before the
private company could be induced to
Increase its storage. Local history
is a record of continuous disputes
between Bridgeport's leading citizens
and the water mopopoly to this end.
As a result of this long compul
sion the city is now in a position
where the quantity of water is more
than sufficient for its needs.
But of course Bridgeport contin
ues to pay through the nose. In
stead of obtaining water at a low
rate, as Hartford does, acquiring at
the same time the ownership of a
great property, Bridgeport pays swol
len profits .into private pockets.
Bridgeport wants filtered water but
cannot get it, and labors under all
the disadvantages that accrue to the
ten or 12 cities of her own size in
the United States which have been
improvident enough to leave the bus
iness of purveying the prime com
modity, water, to private persons.
The first day's session of the six
teenth annual convention of the
Grand Court of Connecticut, Fores
ters of America, In Hartford was
marked by the attendance of three
Democratic mayors of three large
Connecticut cities, all young men, and
all men who have risen from the
ranks. They are Mayor Edward T.
Buckingham of Bridgeport, Mayor
Edward 1. Smith of Hartford and
Mayor Thomas L. Rellly of Meriden
upon whom is heaped the additional
distinction that comes to a journalist
and a congressman. Their remarks
made . at the banquet in the evening
were" characteristic of the v optimis
tic 'tone of the great modern politi
cal movement of which they are a
part. No vein of pessimism tinc
tured' their speech. There are
wrongs, but they, will be righted. In
stitutions are sound at the core, but
need a little "remodelling, which is
cn the way. These are typical
Americans," representative of" the
rank and' file of their fellow country
men. They reverence the past, but
are unfettered by the tenets of the
past if those tenets interfere with
the justice of to-day or the wise pro
gress of tomorrow. ! They would be
just the same if they were" Republi
cans. Their . Democracy is merely
a fortunate accident of birth. ,
BROWN'S DEATH A LESSON.
The death of Gordon, Brown, i erst
while captain of the Yale football
fleam, and all around athlete, of or
ganic disease while still a young man,
teaches once more the lesson that
nature exacts a terrible penalty for
the over-exertion necessary to
athletic supremacy along the lines
demanded by college sports. The
strained hearts and the distended ar
teries, that are the concomitants of
extraordinary physical exertion, nev
er renew their normal functioning.
As Brown died so did James J. Ho
gan, and so has many another ath
College sports, as they are now
conducted, are neither wholesome for
the participants, nor for the public
that looks on. The goal should be
the healthy physical training of the
greatest numbsr of individuals. The
development of a few over specializ
ed men to gain the applause of a
holiday crowd should be . abandoned
for saner things. The splendid en
ergy of a Hogan and a Brown can be
more usefully exhausted in higher
endeavor , than football and throw
ing the hammer. What shall it
profit, a man to' be an "All American
guard" and lose his own life., " .'
FOR ALL AMERICA
Millions Spent to Give the
Chance to Play The New
Gospel of - Wholesome
Public Eecreation Work
Accomplished in Five
(This article explaining the purposes
and work of the Playground Associa
tion of America is timely for the as
sociation is now (Slay 13) holding its
fifth annual convention at Washing
ton, D. C)
Howard ) Braucher, Secretary, Play
ground Association of America.
(Exclusive Service The Survey Press
Are the people of the United States
Interested in playgrounds? In three
weeks in December 1910, our office re
ceived over one thousand letters from
all parts of the country asking about
playground problems. Last June,
when the Playground Association of
America held its congress at Roches
ter, over four thousand H people were
present at some of the sessions, yet
the asociation was not organized until
Its purpose is to promote normal
wholesome play and public recreation.
At first all the strength of the asso
ciation was concentrated on securing
playgrounds for children. In 1907, 90
cities had playgrounds. In 1909 the
number had risen to 336. This year the
roster of cities will be about 500.
The success of the playgrounds for
children created a demand for recrea
tion centers for grown people. Cities
found that the most effective means
of fighting low dives, bad dance h&lls,
and other vicious pleasure resorts is
in opening the public school building,
or some other suitable place and pro
viding a chance for pleasure and
amusement in decent surroundings.
Already school buildings are used as
recreation center's in seventeen cities.
When the 'Playground Association
of America was organized, no one
imagined that in the year 1909-1910
eight American cities alone would au
thorize bond isues for play centers to
the total amount of $2,000,000 or that
Cincinnati would this year spend $1.-
000,000 for public recreation, and
rano Rapids $200,K. That four
thousand people would now be em
ployed in the work of directing play
in the United States, or that rural
centers would be establishing play
grounds as at Tamalpais Center, Cal
ifornia, would have been thought im
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THE ATLANTIC PHARMACY
ATLANTIC HOTEL BLOCK
During the last two years 246 Amer
ican cities have established play
grounds for the first time and other
communities to the number of 195,
are now conducting campaigns for
them. What the 193 cities now anxious
to have facilities for play are to spend
in the next few years can only be
estimated. Orphan asylums, hospitals
for the insane, institutions for the
feeble minded have made special pro
vision for the recreation of their
wards. The children in schools for
the blind are almost as happy in their
play as seeing children. Churches are
giving the use of their grounds and
county fairs have had playground ex
hibits, in some cities both political
parties in their platforms have declar
ed for outdoor recreation centers. In
Stockton and Fresno, Cal., Camden.
N. J., Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Dallas, thousands of children have
marched in monster parades asking
The playground propaganda in a
few years has attained a development
which many causes have reached only
after half a century. Its greatest
danger has been its rapid growth. All
persons familiar with a certain $100,
000 playground building in an Eas
tern city knows that if the bricks us
ed in its construction had been left
loose upon the ground the children
would have played with the bricks
more than they use fheir costly struc
ture. In another place a $10,000 play
ground has been as much used as an
other which cost ten times as much.
Thousands of dollars have been wast
ed because cities have planned their
playgrounds without knowledge of
what other municipalities have done.
The Playground Association of Amer
ica tries to help cities avoid such
squandering of money, so that every
dollar may be made to bring the larg
est possible amount of happiness.
Besides the annual meeting. which is
now being held in Washington the as
sociation this year has held play
ground institutes for New England
in Holyoke, Mass., in Baltimore, for
the middle Atlantic State, in Detroit.
for the North Central and for the
Northwest in Minneapolis. Another
will probably be held for the South.
These conferences have been for the
discussion of practical playground
The association helps the different
cities to secure capable playground
workers. A special committee has
prepared a normal course In play,
which is now. being used in seventeen
educational institutions. Several uni
versities have profesors of plajri A
representative of the association is
giving the greater part of his time
to visiting normal schools for con
ferences and , lectures. '
A thirty-six page monthly illustrat
ed magazine. The Playground, is pub
lished by the association. It is read
in China and Japan as well as " in
America and Europe. A Playground
Tear book is published annually, giv
ing a detailed summary of the' de
velopments of the play .movement
during each preceding twelve months.
Special studies of equipment and oth
er playground problems are circulat
ed so I that the entire country may
avoid costly, experiments. Lantern
slides, cuts and photographs are
loaned for special campaigns. .
The association has three playground
efficiency engineers or experts, giving
their entire time to visting different
cities, studying their needs and pos
sibilities and helping each to work out
its own problem. There are 400 cities
just beginning playgrounds, or In the
early stages of their work, and only
three field secretaries for all America.
The budget of the association for
this year is $50:000. There is no en
dowment or guarantee fund. Every
dollar for its work is secured in vol
untary contributions. At a meeting
of the Board of Directors at .Hull
House, Chicago, January 23rd, repre
sentatives from many cities came
long distances to confer .with Joseph
Lee, Jane' Adams and others regarding
plans for an energetic campaign which
should equip the association for meet
ing the growing demands upon It. The
need was so obvious to those most
familiar with the work that several
playground workers on small salaries
have raised their own contributions
from $3 to $100. One school principal
who could not give money arranged to
give ten lectures, the proceeds of
which shall go to the Association. Two
New York men raised their pledges
from $100leach' to $1,000 . each. The
president of the association Increased
his pledge from $250 to $3,500. If the
whole country responds as enthusias
tically as the leading workers have,
the Playground Association of Amer
ica will be able to keep pace with the
growth of the playground movement.
FOR BOYS TO BE
It was learned to-day that the ru
mors which have been circulated for
sometime in regard to the establish
ment of a school for boys in this city,
were well founded, that the project
had been decided upon and that the
early fall will see a school establish
ed under the able direction of Pinck
ney S. Hargrove, who for several
years has conducted the Hargrove
School for young men at Fairfield.
Mr. Hargrove stated this morning that
the opening of the school was-the re
sult of a request made by a number
of prominent men in the city who were
interested in the special education of
"While the general character of the
school has been determined, the site
has not yet been selected but Mr. Har
grove stated that a number of places
were being considered. It Is the pur
pose not only to have ideal school ac
commodations, but play-grounds as
well and out-of-door sports will be a
feature of the curriculum.
The establishment of the Hargrove
junior school will be unique in many
respects and presents a novel idea,
having for its fundamental basis the
the conservation of energy. It is a
well-known fact that the best col
leges and professional schools in the
country prescribe practically the
same fundamentals for entrance. The
large preparatory schools plan their
course to meet this entrance stand
ard. It is important, therefore, that
the secondary or junior schools should
place the greatest emphasis on these
same fundamental studies. This
will remove, to a large extent, the ir
regular classification which has a de
terrent effect on a student's advance
ment in college. Often this is blam
ed on the preparatory school, which
in turn places the blame on the boy's
earlier education. It " is to correct
this error in education that this jun
ior school is specially adapted for.
Bridgeport will be fortunate to have
within its borders such a school and
is to be further congratulated in the
fact that it is to be conducted by a
man of Mr. Hargrove's reputation in
the educational field. Mr. Hargrove
is a graduate of Yale and has had ten
years' experience in boys schools in
New England. During the past five
years of this time he has conducted a
successful preparatory school for
young men in Fairfield, which he will
re-open as usual in October.
Mr. Hargrove has prepared hun
dreds of men for Yale, Harvard. Co
lumbia and Princeton, and is in a
position to thoroughly know the needs
of a boy entering upon his career of
OPPOSITE POLTS THEATRE
THE FARRIER : MAY 13, 3911
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THE SALE OF PATTERN TABLE CLOTHS. When
we say that these cloths are slightly soiled, it is understood
that it is simply a case of dust rubbing on the folded edges,
and after the first laundering the cloths will be in fine shape.
For the most part they are of genuine Irish linen, and a few
Belgian cloths of high grade are mixed in. .
Dimensions, two yards and two and one-quafter yards
square, two by two and a half, and two by three yards.
Value $g.oo for $7.00 Value $5.50 for $4.00
Value $4.00 for $3.00 Value $4.50
Value $3.50 for $2.75 Value $2.25
BATH TOWELS, good quality, 18 x 36
RUBDRY TOWELS, in different sizes, 39, 53, 62 and 85 cts.
HUCK TOWELS, a dozen designs, 19 x 36 25 cts
with buttonholed edges, 20x 37 25 cts
buttonhole edges, extra grade, 40 cts
extra large, 27x 43 75 cts
' Linen Section, lower floor.
A SET OF BROWN COOKING WARE. "Casserole"
is an enticing word when one is hungry, but it must be con
fessed that the average housekeeper does not claim to under
stand cooking "en casserole" very much, and not understand
ing, fights shy of it. If she would but remember that it simply
is a stewpan, and most savory dishes can be cooked in it, all
would go easy.,
this combination set of brown and white
Ware, suitable for cooking on top
OF THE STOVE OR IN THE OVEN.
i Covered Casserole
1 Covered Casserole with handle
1 Beanpot - Complete for
1 Pudding Dish
6 Custard Cups
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THE CHILDREN'S WEAR SECTION ON THE SEC
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education. The new school will re
ceive boys between the ages of eight
and fourteen and the course of study
will be planned to meet the entrance
requirements of the large preparatory
schools and of the various colleges
which the different students wish to
enter. It can readily be seen, there
fore by holding to such a plan rigid
ly that the student will not suffer
loss of a year or two when he goes to
any of the various preparatory schools
by having to make up deficiencies
due to irregular classification.
Mr. Hargrove stated this morning
that he had received the enrollment
of a large number of boys and ex
pected the school would open under
the most auspicious circumstances.
Among" the men who hae urged Mr.
Hargrove to establish the school in
this city are Messrs. DeVer H. "War
ner, Clinton Barnum Seeley, George
M. Eames, T. B. Lashar. Harvey
Hubbell. L. T. Warner, Henry A.
Bishop. F. W. Smith. Jr., Dr. I. De
Ver Warner, X. W. Bishop and Sam
uel' C. Shaw, all of whom have sons
Mr. Hargrove, in an interview to
day, stated: "When the matter of es
tablishing a boys' school in Bridge
port was first sugested, I hesitated
to even consider the- undertaking, as
it involved a great deal of thought,
study and responsibility, but the en
thusiastic support offered, together
with the large field that seemed ready
for development, led me to give seri
ous thought to the matter which re
sulted in my determination to open
tYio sfbnol. The earlv education of
boys in preparation for their future !
college career is of great importance.
It is my purpose to present the most
modern methods of instruction under
men who hold degrees from the best
colleges and who are specially endow
ed with a genius for teaching."
"Our school will be located as cen
trally as possible, with rr-sll :i?hted
and properly heated and ventilated
rooms and with an outdoor play
ground equipped for all games and
sports, which will be conducted un
der thosupervision of a competent
"I expect the school will be open
for the first term the latter part of
September and shall be very glad to
explain the project to interested pa
rent! at any time prior to that time."
Wilmington. Del. To prove that the
new $2.0K.'V)0 office building of the
Dupont Powilc Company is fireproof,
fires will be started simultaneously in
1 2 IO CtS
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We liave splendid sets of Small Gar
den Tools to go with these from 5c up.
A very good set, Hoe, Rate and
Shovel for 10c.
A new Sand set, four pieces, put up
in a box, all for 5c. -
Our large automatic Sand Dumping
JIachines, self loading and dumping,
The Congregational churches of the
city will forego their evening services
tomorrow and unite in the Congrega
tional rally at the South church. Dr.
It. Li. Swain will be the speaker of
the evening. The aim of the service
is closer fellowship for the sake of
more efficient public service".
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To whom it may concern: I have
this day disposed of my cider mill,
distillery, property and business. '
Signed, W. I. DAVIS.
Dated at Long Hill, May 12.
R 12 b
Louis Neuberger, H. H. Pyle, . Wil
liam J. Grippin .Henry W. Hincks,
all of Bridgeport
The Connecticut Flexible Plaster
Company, a corporation organize
under the laws of the State of
Connecticut and located in , said
May 5th, 1911.
Judgment confirming temporary, as
permanent receiver, and limiting time
for presentatiori of claims.
This action by complaint, claiming
the dissolution of said corporation
and the appointment of . a receiver to
wind up its affairs, came to this court
on the first Tuesday . of May, 1911,
and thence to the present time , when
the plaintiffs appeared, but the de
fendant made default of appearance,
no plea or answer being filed.
The-court finds all the allegations
of - the complaint true and that on
the 25th day of March, 1911, Louis
Neuberger of said Bridgeport was
appointed temporary receiver of said
corporation by the order of the Hon.
Henry J. ' Curtis, a Judge of the Su
perior Court, that said temporary
appointment was confirmed by the
order of said judge on the 17th day
of April, 1911, and that said Neu
berger accepted such appointment,
qualified as such temporary receiver
and is now acting as such.
Now therefore it is ordered and
adjudged that the temporary , ap
pointment of said Louis Neuberger,
as receiver of the defendant corpora
tion, be and the same is hereby con
firmed and made permanent, that
the said Neuberger be and he is
hereby appointed permanent receiver
of said corporation, and that the au
thority and directions heretofore giv
en to him as temporary receiver be
and the same are hereby reaffirmed
And it is further ordered and ad
judged that three months from and
after May 15th, 1911, be and the
same is hereby limited for the pre
sentation to said receiver of claims
against said estate, that all claims
not so presented be thereafter for
ever barred, and that said receiver
give notice to all parties concerned
of said limitation, and that all claims
not presented within the time limit
ed will be thereafter barred, and of
the address to which claims may be
sent to him by mail, by publishing
such notice in three issues each -of
the Bridgeport Evening Post and the
Bridgeport Evening Parmer, news
papers published in said Bridgeport,
nd by causing a copy of said notice
to be mailed, postage paid, to each
known creditor, all on or before the
15th day of May, 1911.
IJv the Court.
FRED W. TRACE Y,
R 11 s Asst. Clerk.
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