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Many Opportunities to
-Buy Furs at Special
Regardless of Former Cost
All Our Better Winter Suits
Reduced to $20
The balance of our,
high grade suits, of the
varying types of the sea
son 's smartest fashions
have be,en assembled
from , our regular 'stock (
and included in this
t special sale. . -
More Dressy Models
' with Fur Trimming. These
juits are developed in Ve
loiir, Poiret Twill and
Corduroy. . :
Now Priced at $20
, New Serge Frocks for
the Business Girl. other
women will .be -equally charmed
with their attractive and be
coming, style features that individualize Meigs
models. Priced at $15 and $16.75. '
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: v . . The Fashion Message in Suits
'The forecast, for. spring is made in these
first new suits. , More than ever is the Women's
Section, upholding its standard of distinction.
' The Beautiful Suits of Wool Jersey! " Light
and heavy weight, also silk and wool combined.
Rich Hues, such striking colors as Sharon Rose,
Fuchia, .Clay,:(Icld and Corn Color. N
Chartreuse Georgette Crepe Blouse fpr
Spring sent v. that' Something1 New in Waists,
ttlso Peach Color, Bisque, Flesh and White. All
daintily embroidered Priced at $5.90. '
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Exceptional Values in Gloves 100 pairs
of 16 button' length fine white kidskin gloves
go on SaleTluesday Morning at ;
: $1.50 a pair ''L' ' " . "
:"' 7 Sizes 5 1-2, 5 3-4, 6 1-4, 6-3-4' t
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OCTFITTERS TO METT, WOMEN & XSHTpDREI
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. 7 1 J -VILL HAVK SEVERAL,
DESIRABLE OF FICES
TO RENT aiARCII 1ST.
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W. J. BAIltD, ACT., CARE OF MEIGS & CO. IXC.
XJpoii the .
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assistant to $2,500.
During the meeting of the charter
commission last -week, it was pointed
out that the name of the town clerk
on the ballot was also a matter of ex
pense which might be avoided under
more efficient and economical government.
The committee is now drawing a
plan for a charter government by five
commissioners ,and a city manager
elected by these five The manager
is to be responsible to the commission
and may be hired or discharged by
There was some discussion yester
day as to whether the commissioners
should all serve for terms of four
years or whether a system should be
arranged whereby one commissioner
would be retired each year.
The committee will meet again
next Friday. It is expected the draft
of the proposed charter will be com
pleted by March 15.
WILL BEGIN TONIGHT
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we display our line of Lay
ing Room and Library
Furniture, no two suites
alike. Good furniture in
good taste, pleasing design
andj honestly built. ' Such
furniture will 'be found
here. Take advantage :of
some of the close out
One 3-piece Mahogany -Finish Frame Suite, uphostered
- in a pretty shade of green plush, $60; ;lose out $49
One 3-piece Mahogany Frame, with jjanel cane back, seats
upholstered . in handsome, , durable tapestry, $59;
, close put . . . . ... "rT. ....... .$49
One 3-piece Fumed Oak. panel cane back; unholsterpd in
tapestry, $72; Jacobean style; close out .$59
ine j-piece boiii ManQgany fireside Suite, upholstered
in green denim, $90 ; close out . $69
Une-piece Mahogany Frame Suite, upholstered in rn'nk
sMpe damask, an elegant looking suite ' as well as
durable, $125 close out . . . . . . . .... $1QQ
i , WE STOP HERE THERE ARE OTHERS
Some clc)se out prices on odd pairs of one and two pairs of
Lace Curtains. 7
177 STATE STREET
7 SPRAGUE ICE & COAL CO,
7 DEALERS IN
: ; ANTHRACITE AND BITUMINOUS. COAL
2 AST END E. WASH. AVE. BRIDGE. Tel. 4673-4674
I BE WIPED
Work of Office One Person's
Task Town Clerkship
May Be Abolished.
That the town clerk and his assist
ants are not only superfluous officials
but that they are too highly paid for
the services they perform, is the opin
ion of the committee appointed 'to
draft the new city manager plan of
charter. -vThe committee has been
looking over the work performed by
officials at city hall. It has come
to the conclusion that the services
performed by the town clerk and his
assistant are merely clerical and un
der another arrangement could be
performed as well by a copyist who
receives $700 a year, as by the in
cumbents or future incumbents of the
two offices, who now or will receive
good salaries. The present town
clerk receives $2,500 per year, his as
Neither has arduous or responsible
duties, according to the investigation
of the charter commission. The most
nerve racking work performed by the
town clerk is the issuance of marriage
or dog and hunters' licenses. His
assistant takes papers in realty trans
fers as they come in and marks the
time of filing on them with a foun
tain pen. The town clerk and his
assistant reach . the office between 8
and 9 o'clock in the morning and
leave for home ,at 4 in the afternoon.
They take Saturday afternoons off
and have an hour and a half for
lunch each day. ; They share the la
bor each day of counting up the re
Plans are in the works to take the
record of vital statistics from the town
clerk and place it -with the health
department. This will take care of
about half the work now done in the
office. Under the new charter it is
proposed to abolish sboth offices and
have the recording of realty transfers
made under the supervision of the
city clerk. The . , members or tne
committee do not look with favor up
n tv the nlan now before the ordinance
committee to 'raise the salary of the
iawh clerk to $4,500 and that of the 'will speak at 2:30 on "Woman, Home
Commencing this evening and con
tinuing until Friday evening the
eighth annual midwinter assembly of
the . Bridgeport Chautauqua will be
held at the Casino in State street un
der the auspices of the Bridgeport
Pastors' association. One of the finest
programs of entertainment and in
struction ever offered in Bridgeport
has feeen provided and at a cost with
ing the reach of every pocketbook.
There are some notable speakers, some
excellent music, and one or two of the
entertainments are novel in character,
particularly the entertainments for
Tuesdav and Wednesday evenings
which involve the use of pictures, mu
sic, as well as speech in presenting the
subjects. A wide variety of subjects
is included in the topics discussed.
Arrangements have been. made with
the Connecticut Co. to run trolley cars
direct to the Casino between 7 and 8
o'clock each evening, and direct to the
various routes of . the city following
the evening entertainment. Season
tickets, or single admission tickets, for
any of the entertainments, may be
procured at the box office of the Ca
sino. This evening William Menkel, mem
ber of the Aeronautical Society of
America, will lecture on "Aircraft in
thrs Great War," describing the uses
of the aeroplanes and dirigible bal
loons, and illustrating with about 125
stereopticon views. There will be no
moving pictures as erroneously an
Tomorrow Mrs. Christine Frederick
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lj This Is the Chalmers , 5-Passenger' 6-30. . jj
Needless to ask yon what price you want to pay for this
attractive car. You very much prefer the present price, $1090.
For beginning March 1, the price will be $1250. $160 is a
food saving certainly enough to make any man accelerate
lis purchase on such an attractive value as the Chalmers.
Well balanced. Easy to drive. Easy on tires. Economical
of gasoline and oil. Big. Comfortable. Roomy. Sound.
Good from end to end.
On the 2 -passenger roadster there is a saving of $180.
The present price, $1070, becomes $1250 on March 1.
5-paMeager Touring . $1090 7-passeager Sedaa
2 " Roadster - 1070 7 Lfaoiuiae
7 Twin - 1350 7 " Towa Or
All prices f. . fc. Detroit :
FAIRFIELD AUTO CO.
BROAD AT JOHN ST.
PHONE BAR? 3614
Makingr-and Careers"; at 4 o'clock
Mary lulton Gibbons, violin, and Da
vid Moyer Berlino,- piano, will give f in the afternoon, und at 8 in the
recital. In the evening Rev. Dr. Henry
R. Rose of Newark, will give a lecture
recital, "Music, Art and Eloquence,"
using the auxetophon, stereopticon,
fhree sessions are held daily, 2:30
DU PONT CliUB BURNED.
Petersburg. Va.. Feb. 12 The Du
Pont club house at Hopewell, Va.,
owned by the E. I. Du Pant De Ne
mours Co., was destroyed by fire of
unknown origin here today. The
building was erected two years ago
at a cost of $50,000. t t
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mahogany finish Terms to Suit ,J J L J
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J ' Was Offered at This Price !
The First Time That a Napoleon Bed Room Suite
Was Offered at This Price
iriwl tT hf ti;that is causing people to watch for our adrertislii statements "witli keen
S Tey know that when we offer a special value it is one that is deserving of the name "spe-
mY u W lat thru xUr method of co-operative buying and concentrated advertising, we
! !ible.t0 brl?s t0 0lust10mers lues far greater ever attempted to
otter its customersThey know also that all our special offerings are accompanied by the
privilege of purchasing on low credit terms, and this offer is a shining example of
the rmusualness of our special offerings. ;;;
Veerv Kffi' Bed 18 ?ecoming The Dresser and Chiffonier are also
5L Ci b, , , Copies of Colonial Pieces
CcSSSSvZ Vlt SSFSiSi The.tire three pieces are et copies of old Colonial Ma3-
It is from the old Colonial designs thft The T present terpieces. All three pieces are made in the same factory and har-
Bed models are designed and th? one included tVi? i oni?!e beautifully. Tha Dresser and Chiffonier are extra laifr
offer is a copy of the most Widely koSwn and SSnSal S,P?aI Kt Vth rle French plte Mirror. The two small drawers
bd design. wweiy Known and Popular Napoleon at the top of Dresser and Chiffonier are extended as you im
in the illustration. '
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