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Personal Notes
Entertaining Features
Society News
Club Activities
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I Mrs. George Comstock is
, Re-elected to Presidency
- Other Officers.
Members of the Bridgeport Protes
' tajtt ..Widows': Society celebrated the
-anniversary of the founding of
i the organization yesterday afternoon
i at the Sterling Widows' Home on
Prospect street. Mrs. George Com
i stock -was re-elected to the presiden
i cy thus entering upon her thirteenth
; term. The annual report was read
; by Mrs. R. J. MacKenzie and the re
I port of the treasurer by- Miss Char
j lotte Peck. Following the business
, session there was a social hour. Mrs.
; Walter B. Lashar and Mrs. Frank Sta
I pies were in charge of the arrange
! ments for the tea. Mrs. DeVer H.
Warner and Mrs. Morris Beardsley
presided at the tea urns In the dining
! room and were assisted by Mrs. Rich-
ard Staples and Mrs. C Nathaniel
; Worthen. Officers were elected as
I follows:
President, Mrs. George Comstock;
i vice, presidents, Mrs. El R. Ives, Miss
i Elizabeth Fitch, Mrs. F. T. Staples;
: Wordiu; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
i George H. Edwards; treasurer, Misa
j Charlotte A. Peck; assistant treasurer,
; Mrs. R. J. MacKenzie; collector, Mrs.
! A. W. Moshier-
Executive committee Mrs. M. B.
J Reardsley, Mrs. J. H. Moore, Mrs. A.
! E. Sherman, Mrs. I. W. Birdseye,
i Miss Susan S. Sanford, Mrs. F. W.
House Committee Mrs. E. A. Jen-
nings, Mrs. H, S. Wilmot, Mr-a,
Frederick S. Hawley. .
! Committee on Religious Meetings
'. Mrs. W. B." Bishop, Miss Esteel Sterl
' ing, Mrs. M. X. Fones.
Advisory, Committee Mr. : M- R.
Beardsley, Mr. -Charles "Gl Sanford,
Mr. George Comstock. . , ' .
Auditors O- - H. 'Broth well,. Mor
timer Comstock." ' ...
Trustees elected: Mrs. George M.
Raid win, Mrs. Edward ID. Beach, Mrs.
, F. F. Beach, Mrs. E. Birdseye, Mrs. L
' Henry Blodget, Mrs. Georg'e Cbm
; stock. Miss Harriet Estmes, Mrs
;,George H. Edwards, Miss Elizabath J.
i Fitch, Mrs. M. K. Fones. -Mrs.! 6. E;
.-GoodseU. Mrs. John Gougn, HXi- W.
J. Grippim, Mrs. F. S. M&wley.. Mrs.
I H. W. Hinds, Mrs. John J. Htowlaitd,
iMrs. EL R. Ives, Mrs. G. W. Jactanan,
j Mrs. E. A- Jennings, 31r& R. J- Mac
i Kecxie, Mrs. W. B. Lashar, Mrs. A.
' W. . Marsh, Mrs, J. II. Moore, Mrs. Si
L J. ' Morgan. Mrs. A. W. iMosiier. Mrs,
is. A. OBs, iMrsL F. A.. Parsons, Mrs
C. N- Payne, Miss C A. Peck, Mrs. E
' B. pinmb, Mrs. F. W. Reed, Mrs. J. J.
Iiuzt Mrs. Charles G.. Sanford, Mrs
'Glover EL Sanford, iMias Susan IS. San
: iord, Mrs. J. C iShaw, Mrs. iA. E. Sher
manjilrs. XL B. BIHlman, Mrs. F. T.
'Staples, -Mrs. R. M. Sperry, Miss Ethel
I Sterlins, Mm. 1- OJCVer Warner, Mrs.
,;c E. Weeks. Mrs. Robert E. Wheeler,
' Mrs. H. S. Wilmot, Mrs. George Wind
sor, Miss Fannio,Xi. YV.ordin.
Heff mcmlbers: iMrs. Harry Walker,
: Mrs Sumner Simpson, Mrs. John C.
Hawley, airs. Seward Price.
,. ' Receipts.
Feb. 11, 1919
Cash on hand : t 993.31
' Mary Wi.. Beards- ,v ' ,
ley Fund t 500.00
Legacy, Jjucy A.
S. Cowd 3,000.00 -
Legacy, H. Adaline
There is in this country at the pre
sent time an alarming shortage of
teachers with proper and adequate
preparation for their work. The
teaching profession should be safe
guarded and dignified in all our
colleges by endowments that put a
premium on sound learning and edu
cational genius; it should be upheld
and strengthened by the yearly en
trance Into it of college graduates.
Moreover, the colleges compete with
thejiormal schools, the normal com
pete with . high school, the high
schools with the grammar 'grades, for
the best teachers. For the sake of
the lower schools, where the children
of the ereat majority of people are
taught, the standard should be main
taind at the top.
1 Several of the eastern colleges for
women are about to make a public
appeal for funds to carry on their
work without loss of present high
standards. Mount Holyoke college.
Smith College, 1 Bryn Mawr, the Con
necticut College for Women, must all
immediately seek increased endow
ments to ensure continuance of the
best type of teaching stalls, sufficient
equipment and sufficient buildings.
The problem before these different
institutions are many, but their
problem as a whole is one and is
linked up with the well-being of the
United States at large. It is not now
a question of the higer education be
ing a desirable ornament or pleasure
for the individual women; it is a
question of our need of hundreds of
young women every year, graduat
ing with a training for life, for ser
vice, and, among other services, with
a training which gives background
for the career of (teaching. In a
country 90 per cent, of whose teach
ers are women, institutions which
train women have a commanding ap
peal. During the last quarter of the year
1919 the deposits in our Connecti
cut savings banks increased more
than nine million dollars. An invest
ment of some of this money in the
colleges of our country will pay bet
ter returns In the future welfare of
the country than savings banks' in
vestments pay.
The Republic of Czechoslavakia
needs raw materials and not charity,
according to the remarks of Charge
d' Affaires Jan G. Masaryk of the
Czechoslavak Republic at the meeting
of the Contemporary Club held at the
residence of Walter lLashar on Clin
ton avenue last night.
CMr. Masarlny told of the declaration
of independence October 28, 1918, and.
the joy with which it was received.
Professor Masaryk, the speaker's fa
ther, was chosen president of the. new
"We thought then our troubles were
over," heN;ontinued, "ibut we did not
fully realize the responsibilities and
the dangers. Originally the Bohe
mians and the 'Slovaks were all one
Deorole. and sooke the same language,
but for nearly 1,000 years the Slovaks
were unUer' the domination of Hun
gary. Bela Kun, described as a Bol
shevist, which he is, was also a Mag
yar, and determined to hold the coun
try for the Magyars at all costs. We
finally drove him out."
Some of the oppressions of Hungany
were related, especially in regard to
schools. In all of Slavonia, he said,
before the war there were tout 14S
schools, the language was proscribed,
even for prayer. Now several thou
sand schools have been established.
The labor problem in the new re
public requires much attention, he
said. They have adopted the eight
hour day with stringent prohibition of
strikes, recognize collective bargain
ing, and he said the miners had given
their labor for the last three Sundays
without charge to the government.
During the war, he said, Austria
tried to destroy the economic life of
the country. Cows were seEed, meat
was practically unknown, and milk
entirely unknown. Children were lit
erally condemned to death toy the fact
there was no milk for them or their
mothers. "
"Our trouble today is that we are
hungry," he said. "There is no star
vation, although there is in some of
the countries surrounding us, but
there is under nourishment. We are
not appealing for charity, however,
tout we need raw materials for oiir
industries. To get it we must return
to the system of barter owing to the
rate of exchange."
Mr. and Mrs. William B.
Flannagan to Lead the
Grand March
Efforts to Aid Earthquake
Sufferers Are
One of the largest affairs of next
week will be the Knights of Columbui
annual hall which will take place at
The Stratfield on Monday evening,
Feb. 16. Because' of the great influx
of new members into Park City coun
ci during the past year it is thought
that this will be the largest ball evet
held. Probably from 250 to 30
couples will be present. '
The grand march will start at 8:30.
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Flannagan
will lead. Intermission will take place
at 11 o'cock during which time a sup.
per will be served.
.The toall committee is composed of
William- B. Flannagan, chairman;
George T. Kelly, chairman ex-orficloj
John J. Ryan, secretary; George P.
Farley, Jr., treasurer; Jesse C. Ham
ilton, James C. Shannon, Peter A.
Clarke, John J. Solan, John J. Con
way, J. J.- Myers, D.D.S., and Daniel
Edward H. Dillon is chairman ol
the reception committee upon which
all members of Park City council will
Daniel C. Quilty is chairman of th
floor committee. Others on this com
mittee are John J. Ryan, George P.
Farley, Jr., William B. Flannagp.n,
Jesse C. Hamilton, James.C. Shannon.
Peter A. Clarke, John J. Solan, John
J. Conway, J. J. Myers, D.D.S., J. K
Murphy, James Falvey, Stanley
Greenwood, Thomas Devitt, Earl
Carroll, George Ryder, John Hurley,
John Hawkins, William H. Nolan, Jr.,
and James H. Broderj,ck.
Murray's 15-piece orchestra wilt
furnish the music for dancing.
The Bridgeport Art .League will
give an exhibition of colored prints
of Jules Guerin Monday afternoon at
2:30 o'plock at the League rooms.
Jules Guerin is an artisfcof note. ' He
was born in 1866 and his famous
prints have won him a place of prom
inence in art publication. They re
veal a personal style, distinctive note,
and exquisite color qualities. While
these pictures are being shown, one
of the members of the - league will
read a sketch written by the artist
describing and exnliining the works.
Following the exhibit tea will be serv
ed and a social hour enjoyed.
Y, W. C. A. GOES
Adams Mortgage
Loan paid.
Interest on In
vestments Annual Sale
Membership Fees
and Donations
Home Receipts
! Miscellaneous,
' Bridgeport Trust
Co. Transferred
from Sarah
Marsli Improve
ment Fund,
464.37 18,156. (t
Salaries, ?2,31fi.OO
Electricity and
Gas, 287.57
Coal, 1,405.75
'Repairs 1,162.54
Insurance, 24.00
: Cash Donations 1,056.00
House Expenses 4,218.01
' Miscellaneous, in
cluding house
furnishings, tele
phone, water,
medicine, remov
al of ashes and
- rabbish. etc., 843.94
Investments, 7,120.75
No Protest On Wagnerian
Work Produced at
Rome Theatre
' Cash on hand.
FeT. 10, 19 20,
Rev. G-.' Herbert Ekins was install
ed v.. secretary of the Church Feder
ation of Bridgeport and vicinity at tha
. First Presbyterian church last night.
The address of welcome was made toy
Rev. William-H. Day of the United
The exercises were held to-install
Rev, Mr. Ekins as the executive sec
retary and representatives from most
of the Protestant churches in the CKJ
were present. Rev. D. M. Lewis pro
naaneed the Invocation, while Rev.
;Hal T. Kearns read the Scripture les
son. WUJtam P. Severn as .president
of the federation made a few remark.
Hand Sapolio-The
Ideal forToilet and JBatii
Efforts of the American Red Cross
and the American Chamber of Com
merce of Mexico to aid the earthquake
sufferers in Mexico were rebuked by
Gen. Candido Aguilar, a son-in-law
of President Carranza and Governor
of the State of "Vera Cruz, according
to Excelsior, one of the leading news
papers of Mexico City, in its issue of
February 3rd.
Messrs. Oliver, Goodman and Sieg
ler were appointed by the. American
Chamber of Commerce to visit the
dovasted area and distribute, among
the sufferers, the first donation of 40,
000 pesos which had been collected.
. When 'the Committee called on Gen.
Aguilar at Jaiapa, he informed them
that under no circumstances would
he permit them to make the trip as
he feared they might encounter rebels
and be the victim of some outrage.
Gen. Aguilar said that if they wanted
to assist' the - sufferers, they could
turn the donations over to the local
government which would make the
The committee stated that accord
ing to instructions they were to make
the distribution direct or return with
the fund. "
In view of this stand. Excelsior
says, the American Chamber of Com
merce is returning the sums of money
it had collected and has notified the
American companies to discontinue
receiving subscriptions to the 1,000,
000 peso fund which it contemplated
Offers of aid by the American Red
Cross were also declined by the Mex
ican Government Some $11,000 was
expended? by the Red Cross through
the American consul at Vera Cruz
and the Red Cross contemplated
sending a relief unit, but were unof
ficially advised that such an act would
not be received with any degree of
cordiality by the Mexican authorities.
The already excessively high cost
of living in Mexico is being still fur
ther increased by the introduction by
the government of fractional paper
currency , in which treadesmen and a
majority of the people have no con
fidence. This fractional paper cur
rency is supposedly secured by .de
posits of gold in the national treas
ury, but of this the Mexican people
are skeptical, according to the Mex
ican newspapers.
President Carranza s gned th-3 de
cree authorizing the issuance of $25.
000. GOO in paper money of one peso
and fifty cent denominations on Jan.
10, 1920. This mortey is known as
"vales" and has resulted in two
prices being posted for goods one
for hard money and one for fractional
currency. Merchants generally accept
the fractional currency at IS ccnta-
vos for the fifty cent denomination,
or about one third of their value.
Excelsior, one of the principal
newspapers of the City of Mexico,
states that President Carranza "is de
termined that the country shall be
pacified by the time of the national
I olectionson the first Sunday,:! .Tu'j.'.'
The article says president carranza
las sent a circular teiegram"'to rall
o the chjef s of military . operations
"urging them to, press the campaigns
without rest in an effort to eliminate
all the bands jf rebels and the ban
dits Who still ren.ain In various parts
of the t-ation." ,
The trtlcle-continues: "The cam-
Rome, Feb. 14. Wagnerian opera
has returned to the stage of the Cos-
tanzi Theatre in Rome without a pro
test "Die Walkure" was advertised
as the second offering in a seasori
which opened with Mascaghi's "Iris."
No criticism of the plan to produce
the German opera appeared in the
press. The theatre was crowded and
no objectors interfered with a per
formance which the press of Rome
commended highly.
"It is a strange coincidence that
Richard Wagner again walked acf-oss
the stage, of the Costanzi at the same
time Austrian children came into
Italy by the .thousands to escape the
hunger and privations of their un
happy country," one of the Rome
papers commented.
For many months Wagnerian
music has been used at concerts in
Rome and other Italian cities, es
pecially in Milan and Bologna, with
out objections from the press or the
Owing to the very bad weather of
the past week the Irih loan drive
will"ie continued in order to allow
the workers to visit every one in the
city. Thursday the sum of $1,600
was collected notwithstanding the
weather and it is felt that the total
quota of $100,000 will be subscribed
a short time if the workers are
able to get around.
A very fine concert was held this
afternoon at 3 o'clock at Lauralton
Hall, Milford. The accomplished ar
tists who appeared were all from the
Metropolitan Opera house in New
Miss Loretto C. O'Connell, the well
known pianist, was assisted by Miss
Adele Luis-Rankin, tyrib coloratura
soprano, and George Barchfeld, 'cellist.
The program was as follow's:
Aria Con Variazioni (The Harmo
nious Blacksmith), Handel.
Gavotte in E, Bach-Saint Saens.
Scherzo, Mendelssohn -Loretto C
Lare Selve, Handel.
'Ah, fors'e lui Traviata," "Verdi.
'Charmant Oiseau La iPerle du Bre-
sil," David Adele Luis-Rankin.
Sonata, Op. 5, No. 1, Beethoven.
Adiago sostenuto.
Allegro vivace George Barchfeld,
Intermission. Part two:
Rhapsodie, Op. 79, No. 1, Brahms.
Czardas, No. 2, Joseffy.
Wiegenlied, Joseffy.
Seconde Marche Hongroise, Liszt
Loretto C. O'Connell.
Cradle Song, Kreisler.
Robin, Cotbin, Sing Me a Song,
Ave Maria (with 'cello oibligatol
Gounod Adele Luis-Rankin. '
Steinway piano used.
The concert -was for the ibenefit of
Lauralton Hall.
That no organization has come out
of the war with a better record in the
public mind than that of the Young
Women's Christian Association is evi
denced by the fact that while the
American people have been cam
paigned to death for funds for every
thing one could think of, the effort to
raise funds for the Y. W. C. A.
throughout the country during .the
past few months has met with tre
mendous success. City after city has
exceeded the amount for which the
public has been asked to subscribe
and those who have watched the situ
ation feel that it registers the opin
ion of the public based on service. The
success of other cities has a tremen
dously important bearing on Bridge
port just now inasmuch as the local
Y. W. C. A. goes out on Feb. 19 for
its annual budget.
The amount to be raised this year
is very much in excess of that of last
year owing to the fact that the big
hundred thousand dollar industrial
center on Barnum avenue ' in East
Bridgeport, which last year was op
erated by the National board, has
now become a local charge and is
handled under the management of
the local Association.
The Board of Directors, however,
feel that Bridgeport will respond to
the appeal because the work of the
association has been so successful.
This is due largely to the fact that
the management locally is in the
hands of a group of practical and
thoughtful women. Last year these
women asked the public for a cer
tain amount of money and were given
four thousand dollars more than they
asked for; instead of spending it be
cause they had it, they saved it to
lessen the burden of the public this
This is a situation which is almost
unique and worthy of a continued re
cognition of the efforts of this organization.
Original Fox Trots Given-
Miss Chase and Miss
Comer Dance
Holidays and holiday season alwayv
mean jolly times at dancing school.
Proba"bly the prettiest and gayest of
these parties was held yesterday when
the pupils of Miss Benita Slocum's
advanced classes met yesterday at the
studio. To the onlookers it seemed
a veritable story book hall for there
were Old Mother 1 Hubbards Vnd Old
King Coles and Little Lord Fauntle
roys, and so on all the way, up the
line even to the land of reality for
present ' day actors . and actresses
graced the scene.
One of the most interesting events
of the afternoon was the original fox
trots arranged by six pupils, they
were Miss Louise Haviland in boys
Tuxedo with John Anderson as a toell
hop; Susan Jennings as a Spanish
gypsy, and Philip Sherman as a
French count, and Miss Elizabeth
Pullman as a Puritan with Rob Roy
Newman as a Turk.
Miss" Erma Chase and Miss Irene
Comer the very well known, toe
dancers .favored with the Valentin ,
dance The Rivals. The girls wore
old fashioned costumes.
After the grand march and the
Paul Jones the pupils were present
ed with Valentines.
Mjss Grace Dudley arranged the
musioal program. A Valentine party
for the beginners was held this after
Contributions to this department are always welcome. Either
- Phone Barnum J287, or mail news to editor.
m S3
Court Roma, No. 15, Foresters of
America, have invited the noted
Jesuit, Rev. J. Semeria to visit this
city and receive the fnnds which have
been collected here for the Italian
orphans. All the local Italo-Ameri-can
societies and clubs have been in
vited to attend a mass-meeting which
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 5
o'clock, in the Sons' of Italy hall at
Noble and East Washington avenue.
At this meeting plans will be discuss
ed for the reception to be given ta
ttle fighting chaplain.
Price Not Dependent on
Packers But on Those
Who Sell Animals.
Members of the American Drafts
men at the Lake Torpedo Boat Co.,
held their fourth annual dance last
night at the Stratfield hotel. More
than 75 couples were present. Lunch
was served during intermission.
Plans were made yesterday at a
meeting in the office of General Henry
A. Bishop for a campaign for $750,
000 for the proposed Liberty Mem
orial. The campaign will be started
in May. At yesterday's meeting com
mittees, including finance, building
and sites and other minor committees,
were appointed to prepare for the
drive. Everything is now about ready
to go ahead on the work of raising
the money which will be by popular
.Announcement has been made of
the marriage of Miss Gertrude Len
non, former resident of this city, to
William C. Canfleld of New York
city. The couple were married Jan.
24. Mrs. Canfield obtained a di
vorce from H. Eugene McCann about
a month ago.
The Young People's Chorus of the
First Presbyterian church, held a
leap year and valentine party in the
church parlors Friday evening, when
about 70 guests were present. Favors
in the form of valentines and menue
cards were provided. Arthur Park
er, president and Rev. Alexander Ali
son, Jr., pastor of the church, gave
short talks and the occasion proved
to be a very merry one.
Miss Alice H. Sherman, 55 Rusling
place, will be the hostess at the open
meeting of the Mosaic club, at her
home, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 17.
The members of the Black' Rock
Country club are planning a whist t
be held Monday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. Bridge, whist and pinochla
may be played and those desiring tr
make up tables may do so. Mrs. F.
L. Wilder is chairman of the commit
tee, assisted by Mrs. W. C. Booth,
ALONGSIDE HELPLESS Mrs c- H..Keller, Mrs. Ralph Hun
VPTTP TTTnr"T? TVT A T "FIT1 1ST ter- Mrs- R" D- Goddard, Mrs. William
JC XVXj IVjll 1 TjO, lVlAJjUrjJN j price, Mrs. Lacey Blackman and Mrs.
J. F. Quinn. ,
take place on Monday evening when
Miss Mary Craig, Mrs. George Ells
worth and Miss Anna O'Hara will.be
the hostesses. The whist will take
place in the school. The Walnut
orchestra will furnish the music for
The Young Women's Guild of the
United church will meet Tuesday af
ternoon, Feb. 17, at the home of Mrs.
S. M. Garlick, 474 State street at
2:30 o'clock.
The card party which was to have,
been given by the Rectors guild of
Christ church Monday evening in the
parish house has been Indefinitely
postponed owing to the illness of
many of tho members of the guild.
Mrs. Arthur Lyman of Clinton ave
nue is confined to her home with an
attack of the grippe.
Mrs. C. I. Crosby of Beechwood
avenue has called an important meet
ing of the Ways and Means commit
tee at her home on Tuesday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock when business
matters will be transacted. It is
earnestly requested that all members
be present.
New York, Feb. 14. The Panama
railroad steamship Panama announced
in a wireless message early today that
she was alongside the helpless freigh
er William Henry WeWb off Tucker's
Beach, N. J., and was prepared to
take her. in tow when conditions be
came favorable. The Panama made
no mention of fire reported on board
the freighter last night and it was
assumed in shipping circles here thai
the blaze had ibeen extinguished.
The freighter, en route from Phila
delphia to New York on her maiden
trip, sent out distress calls yesterday
announcing that she was helpless be
cause of a ibroken engine and fboiler
trouble. She is owned toy the United
States Shipping Board.
Attorney F. E. Morgan, trustee on
the bankrupt estate of Frank Klinard
of this city, has started suit' against
the Blue Ribbon Garage, Inc., for $1,
000. It is claimed that Klinard owed
the Garage corporation money and
that it retained an automobile which
Klinard placed there for. sale within
four months ofthe time he went inta
bankruptcy. The car was valued at
Mrs. Howard Wheale of Rose street
who has been seriously ill at her,
home, is reported as improving.
The Daughters of Israel will give
their annual charity ball and concert
at the Casino, State street, Sundaj
evening, Feb. 15.
Word has been received from Rev.
John Talbot Smith of New York
state, who was invited to speak at
the meeting of the Newman club,
stating that he will be una"ble' to at
tend until about the middle of Lent
It has therefore been decided to
postpone Rev. Smith's lecture until
after Easter. During Lent mans
local speakers will be present at the
weekly meetings.
paign will continue spiritedly espec
ially in Vera ' Cruz where the Felix
istas are marauding over an extensive
zone; the oil fields of the sane state
where Manuel Pelaez has formed a
strong center; rnd the centrii por
tion of Chihuahua where there re
mains various groifps of Villistas."
Mrs. Winifred Stenson, who has
been spending several months with
her daughter, Mrs. John R. Farreli
of Worth street, has returned to her
home in Chicago.
Mrs. Georgia Le Fontaine of 25
Wells street is ill at her home with a
severe cold.
The Smith College club will meet
at the College club rooms, 229 Wash
ington avenue on Monday afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock. Mrs. Walter North
and Miss Rachel Axtell will serve
tea. It is hoped that every member
of the Smith college club will be
present The report from the work
ers committee for the four million
dollar drive will be read. Letters
were sent today to every woman in
this vicinity who was at any time
connected with the Smith college.
The letters are an appeal for the
members support of the drive. The
circulars have the very novel head
ing of "Is your name Smith."
Announcements was made yester
day of the marriage of Miss Cynthia
Sherman Coles, daughter of George
William Coles of Long Hill, to John
Calhoun, of this city, at the "Little
Church Around the Corner" in New
York city, Jan. 31.
By J. Ogden Armour.)
There is today a new relation be
tween the meat packers and the pub
lic now that the packers are no long
er to be purveyors of general food
lines and are to confine themselves
to the slaughtering of live stock and
to the manufacturing and distribut
ing of meat and by-products and the
so-called dairy products.
Instantly following the announce
ment of the attorney general came
queries as to the probable effect up
on the price of meat and. other foods.
The answer is not an easy one be
cause of the importance of factors
other than those incident to the pack
ing industry.
Lowering the price of meat is not
so simple a matter that it can be
brought about by the .stroke of a pen
or through merely increasing the
number of firms engaged in the bus
iness of slaughtering and distribut
ing. The raw material represents
about 85 per cent of what the pack
ers get for the " finished product
The future trend of ratat prices
cannot possibly be greatly affected by
the change in the manner of conduct
ing the packing industry. Inasmuch
as some 85 per cent of the wholesale
cost of tho finished product is repre
sented by the cost of the raw material
purchased by the packers, it is evi
dent that in this S5 per cent lies the
answer as to whether prices will go
up or down. The cost of the live
meat animal is dependent largely up
on the cost of corn and other feeds
and labor and such factors as taxes
and freight rates. These ractors are
not affected by the arrangement
brought about by the 'attorney gen
eral. If the farmer's cost of produc
tion drops through decrease in the
price of corn or labor or other things
which he must needs have in . order
to produce cattle, the price of meat
will come down, but if these costs
continue to climb as they have in the
past several years, there will be no
reason to expect cheaper meat.
The monthly meeting of Pyramid
Arab Patrol last night in Masonic
Temple was preceded by a. supper,
which was attended by 75 or more
members. Judge Frederic A. Bartlett.
was toastmaster.
Joseph H. Armstrong, 107 Gilbert
street, an employe of the Columbia
Graphophone Co., declares he has in
vented an airplane which will rise
vertically from the ground and de
scend in the same way. The Miche
lin Bros., noted French tire manu
facturers, recently offered a prize of
$100,000 to the first person who in
vents such a plane. Giib--t will get
into communication with this firm at
once. ,
The Criterion club will give aiv in
formal dance at the club rooms in
the Newfield building, Feb. 27. The
committee in charge of the affair
includes S. Peterson, W. C. Allen and
C. Goodrich.
When putting lace on a round centre-piece
allow a quarter more lace
than the centre-piece measures. Roll
lightly (the lace) and dip the upper
edge in water and allow to dry in this
shape; when thoroughly dry, unroll
and you will have a circular lace edg
ing all ready to sew on the centre
piece. -
At the meeting of Joseph Dowdall
lodge, No. 40. Knights of Pythias, last
night, the members organized the "40
Club" which will provide entertain
ments and stimulate the spirit of
brotherhood within the organization.
The Libero Pensiero club held a
banquet last night at which 75 mem
bers participated. G. Gasparrino,
president of the organization, which
is composed exclusively of the lead
ing Italian young men of this city,
presided. Nicola Di Fabio spoke on1
"Americanization" 'emphasizing the
fact that the utmost desire of the lo
cal Italians is, that every member of,
the community should become a full
fledged citizen.
The newest vanity 'box has a little
hand mirror for a top. It is of satin
and holds a little glass dish to contain
fboth powder and puff.
Nothing Helped Me Until I
Took Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound.
Wyandotte, Mich. "For the last
four years I have doctored off and oa
without help. I
have had pains
every month so bad
that I would nearly
double ud. Some-
II times I could not
sweep a room with
out stopping to rest,
and everything I ate
upset my stomach.
Three years ago
I lost a child
land suffered so.
A badlv that I was out
of my head at times. Mv bowels did
not move for days and I could not eat
without suffering. The doctor could noli
help me and one day I told my husband
that I could not stand the pain any
longer and sent him to the drug-store
to get me a bottle of Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound and threw
the doctor's medicine away. After
taking three bottles of Vegetable Com
pound and using two bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Sanative Wash I could do
my own housework. If it had not been
for your medicine I don't know where I
would be todajr and I am never without
a bottle of it in the house. You may
publish this if you like that it may help
some other woman." Mrs. Mary
Stendes, 120 Orange St., Wyandotte,
In respect and reverence to their
esteemed brother member and past
president, John Edward Moran.'
whose death took place a short time
ago, the Hinkee Dee club postponed,
indefinitely, the informal dance which
was to have been held 'by the organi
zation at Slocum's hall, last evening.
The next whist (for the window
fund for Sacred Heart church will
Miss Sannie Bassett of 170 Salem
street will be the guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. Leon C. Rice of New Ha
ven over the week end. .
R. E. McEldowney, assistant to
President C. Barnum Seeley of the
Bridgeport Trust Co., went to New
York today to attend the banquet of
New York chapter, American Insti
tute of Banking, which takes place
tonight at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Mr.
McEldowney will be the guest of the
Liberty National bank of New York-.
Experienced and-inexperienced foot press op
erators wanted."
Day work while learning. High piece prices
for experienced operators.
Easy to learn and steady work guaranteed.
Employment Office,
Seaside Institute.

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