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Entrances In Main Street, Fairfield Avonne, and Cannon Street
Bridgeport, Conn.,
Thursday, March 3, 1921.
The Weather. Cloudy and rain tor
day; Friday, fair and colder.
Spring Flowering Plants
tulips, daffodils,
Redding The 300-acre farm in
anetown which A. G. Barnett sold
month to Barnet Goss of Bridsre-
ort has again changed ownership,
aving been sold by Mr. Goss on
londay to Emorv P. Sanforrt of Red.
ling. Since Mrs. Goes decided that
e would not live on the place her
w has been intent on selling
id parted with it at a considerable
icrifice. The present transaction
Bvers everything comprised in the
ier from Mr. Barnett. including
head of Aberdeen beef cattle, a
ctor and farming implements. The
ew owner will taKe possession at
men aiiu uiuuuuiv iit? .fit: Larrn lor
ilk production. Aaron H. Sanford
afcay become 'his partner in this enter-
E. . Sanford conducted a meat
iness in this town for several
and subsequently was owner
id proprietor of a store at West
t The net result of the board of re
lief's remission work on the grand
list was a reduction in the total to
$1,8 5 0,7-86, an increase from last
list or about Ttie
rest single reduction was that
panted A. V. Frost, whose valuation
Was lowered to $20,000 from $28,000.
Wrof. Franf Abbc-tt obtained relief of
"JSZ5, Commodore Luttgen $3,000, Ella
Hoggson $1,000, the. Misses McDonald
'200 on house, W. A. Lounsbury $800
pn land, and Marcus Burr $300 on
nhro antos, and D. W. Green $100 on
Main. To what extent the present fig
JSfes on the grand list accurately rep
Sfcteent those decided upon by the ar-
ii i Mil i ii ii i ii ii i r-,nr ran rao v o tho 1rjl;ifi-
IjtetfoA discovered by the relief board
ofcelate only to the small number of
Efcitries brought to their attention by
MBppeals from property owners.
I Randolph Bradley has rented hLs
liBstrm to Ralph Rockwell, reserving
Sot his own use the residence and a
Small tract adjacent. Tho lessee will
ukngage in. dairying and continue tn
S&ve a his present home on the
Through the recent decease of Mrs.
Eliza-. Osborn of Derby the Emily Hill
Btolace at Redding Ridge passes by m
iSeritance to Joseph R. Harvey and
ibis sister Mary, who will shortly oc
Ijenpy it. The rest of the considerable
property which had belonged to Mrs.
SGsborri was derived from her late
ijhusband and upon her death the own
ership reverted to the husband's rel
i Aacttves.
K Redding: The usual revision work
Mrf the board of relief was this year
Sgoompllcated by the apparent perver-
Mon in some aegrea or ine asaessuis
irecords, this perversion having Deen
Elected in some instances by entry
tW figures other than those agreed
Moon as the Draper property, valua-
-iipns and in others by a change in
ihC original entries by the process of
'erasure and substitution. So serious
'(' tnein did the relief board take of
these irregularities that at a oonfer
ience on Monday evening they decided
16 prepare a signed statement for the
information of the public The
ffeoaxd consists of W. C Sanford, B.
B. Banks and W. E. Hazen. The as
iBessors are Albert A. Gorham. E. M.
t Sanford and Joel Godfrey.. All the
iIerical work of the Jaitter board was
Mtone by Mr. Gorham and tho rec
ijordsv consisting of the tax lists and
Mhfe abstract made from thyn, have
!tefeii continuously kept in his house.
who mauie tne anerauons mai
hscve given rise to the present scan-
Ldal Is naturally the first inquiry.
Mr, Gorham, appearing, as a volun
itaxy witness before the board of re
cr Aclnrrl under oath that he did
not) 'but that On the contrary he made
accurate entry or tne amounts
ttpton. by his board and did not subse
' ftonTv tnmter with anv of these fig
ures. Acceptance ot this disclaimer
as Stoo truth reaves only the theory
that "the tampering was surrepn
'tfSusIy dbmj by some person who
and effected the alterations without
ialweid access to the Gorham bouse
i&aid effected the alterations without
dteewvery. As to the mak
ing of entries which, though
unchanged are erroneous because
" not in accord with the decisions of a
mlajbrity of the board, the issue creat
ed Is one of veracity between Mr.
Gorham and his collegues. The relief
board in their report do not specifi-
oally place the responsibility upon
Mr. Gorham and cite only two cases
'of irregularities. Among those not
.touched upon are raises made on the
rproperty of exSenator L. O. Peck
. and his wife. The former was in
: creased $1,000 on land and the latter
i JCftu on buildings whereas Messrs.
Sanford and Sanford state that they
authorized no change from last year's
figures. Assessor Sanford recalls thajt
'Mr. Gorham advocated an increase on
Mr. Reek's barns and upon his be-
droppea ana aaopuon oi mst year s
valuations decided upon. It catme out
In the course of the evidence given
iby the assessors that when a certain
taxpayer's list was under considera
tion Mr. Gorham ejaculated, "Soak
- Also that in the case of a woman
.'property owner for whom a reduc
tion was urged Mr. Gorham's com
ment was, "'Why should we reduce
her, she's got plenty of money." An
' other interesting case was that of
Eleanor Ross, whose house, in the
opinion of the review board was list
ed too low by $2.00fl. "When Mrs.
Ross was informed of the proposed
increase she made no objection, ex
plaining that last fall she signed,
without examination, a list presented
to her by Mr. Gorham. He told her
the list he offered was all right, re
quiring only her signature.
Assessor Gorham has been a lead
ing figure in local politics for many
years and is present chairman of the
"Republican town committee and a
.Senate doorkeeper at Hartford. His
.chairmanship is on , result of the
bitter factional fight which broke out
about a year ago among Redding Re
publicans and resulted in the victory
of the Georgetown crowd over the
wing led toy Attorney S. C. Shaw.
The statement issued by the board
- of relief is as follows:
To the Citizens of Redding: At the
completion of our labors we deem it
I orouer to give an account or our
twork. This seems the more desirable
'because: 1st, There have been an un
usually large number of applicants for
; relief; and, secondly, because, after
careful consideration of each case on
its merits involving a comparison of
the valuations of adjacent property,
and after asking the assessors for
their reasons for making changes we
have, in nearly every instance. re
stored the assessments to the figures
of last year. We would not have, you
3 Infer that such action has been hastily
-rtaken. An additional reason is that
mioh thoroug-going inquiries as in
I dieated above, brought to light some
facts, not to say irregularities, with
reference to the. assessors' lists which
we deem it our duty to report in this
Rich Kapok
drapery silks.
Actually fiber silks and with a marvelous luster
and beauty and deptb of color.
Substantial in weave and effect; last for long period,
retain beauty all through time of service.
Whether in plain weave or with brocaded patterns,
of fine effect !
Colors include gold blue tan and mulberry, 48 inches
wide $3.50 to $5 yard.
Habutine at 50c.
'Tis light and fine and yet of great strength.
'Twill drape with grace and give long service.
For Slimmer wear it will prove ideal because so fight
and cool.
Partly silk, partly cotton; altogether attractive.
Lovely shades of all the demanded with abundance
of light hues.
A yard wide, special values at
Main floor, rear.
Unusually brilliant in
Remarkable in the play
its fine colors.
Gleaming and polished
Such is this special 40-inch charmeuse satin; a noble
piece of silk.
Reseda, tan, Holland, taupe, seal, navy,
brown, and black
Third -floor.
Dresses at $19.50.
What a lot of splendid
for this collection !
Touch of bright color, beauty of tasteful decoration.
appeal of splendid silk and
Fashion then combined
and graceful lines and charming new decorations.
In all their beauty, ready now at special C i Q Cf
price of
Second floor.
statement. The 'board of relief had j
difficulty in determining what valua
tion the majority of the board of as
sessors had placed on certain pieces
of property. A number of the lists as
completed by the assessors showed al
terations made by erasures and sub
stitutions. The responsibility for these changes
Is disclaimed by all the assessors.
Two of them, E. M. Sanford and Joel
Godfrey, affirm that tho substantial
figures deviate from those heretofore
agreed upon as fas as their judgment
represented the proper valuation. The
confl.icting statements made by mem
bers of the board of assessors re
garding the list of E. r. Adams and
brought to the attention of the board
by S. C. Shaw seemed a sufficient rea
son for Investigation. Mr. Shaw
stated that after receiving nouce oi
the increase of Mr. Adams' assessment
he inquired of E. M. sanrora ana
Mr. Gorham as to why increase of
$2,000 was mads. Mr. Sanford said,
according to Mr. Shaw's statement,
that he did not recall any increase.
Mr. Gorham told Mr. Shaw that the
increase was because of omission of
a building from list. Assessor San
ford appeared before our board and
stated the facts were as given by Mr.
He further said that the erasures
and substitutions made on lists of
various property owners were made
without his knowledge. Mr. San
ford then called the attention of our
board to the list of Elizabeth Bur
gess. The valuation of the house on
her list entered in the assessors' col
uhn was, as he supposed, fixed by
the assessors at $900. At a subse
quent meeting of the assessors Mr.
Sanford and Mr. Godfrey discovered
that the figure 9 had been partially
erased and a 7 written over it, mak
ing a difference of $200. Mr. Gorham,
upon being spoken to about the
change, absolutely denied making any
change. This statement of Mr. San
ford was later sworn to by Mr. God
frey before us.
The change was allowed to stand
against their better judgment. Both
Mr. Sanford and Mr. Godfrey both
stated they did not know so mamy
increases had been made. Mr. Gor
ham testified under oath that no
changes were made in lists unless ap
proved by the entire board and em
phatically asserted that any statement
to the contrary was absolutely false.
We submit this statement without
comment. Inasmuch as the town
clerk is by law responsible to the
State for producing a correct abstract
in the time prescribed by law this
board would recommend that in fu
ture the town clerk work with the
board of assessors and the board of
at $2.65.
of light and shadow upon
but with splendid depth of
blossoms have been gathered
Greorgette and satin.
with the splendid fabric new
relief to the end that their work may
be more speedily and accurately per-
Tim extensive ipSajilt of the Gilbert
& Bennett Co. in Georgetown will be
enlarged this spring by the building
of two additions, one of them 100 feet
in length to be used for galvanizing
Two new stone crushers and other
apparatus are being moved bv Con
tractor Valerio from the quarry near
Che Bethel line to the new quarry at
Jump HilL The latter is located on
property owned by E. M Jennings.
As soon as weather conditions permit
past work on the trunk highway will
be resumed with a rush.
Tho wife of Eev. Danforth Lewis
of Georgetown underwent last week
an operation for gall stones at a hos
pital in Syracuse. She had been
called to that city by the death of a
A son was born to Mr. and Sirs.
James Dayton at a New York hos
pital on Washington's birthday. Mr.
ljayton, who was recently prostrated
by an acute seizure, is recovering.
Misses Esther OatJUng and Myrtle
Back shook hands with Presid'ent-
eletc and Mrs. Harding at a reception
in Florida last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Howard, for
several years employed at the Fischer
place on the Ridge, are about to re
move to Long Hill Where tbey. have
bought a small place and will engage
in poultry raising.
The Redding basketball ream were
trounced by the Newtown Y. M C. A.
last Saturday evening, 4 5 to 15.
Stormy weather the past two Sun
days prevented the meeting of the
Center Methodist church which was
to take action on tne proposal for a
pastorship partnership with the Con
gregational church.
The tremendous crowds that have
greeted the showings of "The Kid" at
the Flaza theatre the first half of this
week, all. assure the Bridgeport
theatregoers that this latest Charlie
Chaplin six-reel super-comedy is
something extraordinarily good. It is
agreed by all to be the finest picture
ever produced by Chaplin. The work
of little Jackie Coogan Is also causing
much favorable comment.
An entire new vaudeville show will
be given today consisting of The Sun
shine Girls, in a novelty singing and
dancing revue. Will and Marion
Moore presenting ('Where's the Rice?"
by Tommy Gray, Goldie and Thome,
the clever little musical comedy girls,
Aldine and Wright and others.
Announcement is made of the
booking of "Outside the Law" for
next Sunday.
' Here are rich
silk bags special.
Beautiful handbags of fine silk.
With fancy frames in unique design and . some of
heavy effect.
All those frames of a composition which gives air of
amber or else is in color matching bag itself.
Number of the bags with
color and with pretty little
Blue brown taupe and
Lef aisle,
Silk pumps, $5.75 & $7.75.
Their beauty and luster and grace is no longer to be
leen only at evening affairs. For street wear they gain
greater vogue each week !
Opera pumps of black or of white satin and strap
pumps of handsome brown satin; with French C 7
heels and very smooth effects Jw. I J
Handsome black satin strap pumps, of marked
beauty and quality, French heels C7
Main floor, rear. I I W
Alarm clocks
Nickeled case
loud voiced
American make and
guaranteed a year,
Left aisle,
will speak before the Women's Con
gregational Missionary Union conven
tion tomorrow at the King's Highway
church, has announced that her sub
ject will be: "Mark of Our High
of 355 Ridgefield avenue are rejoicing
over the arrival of a baby son born
at their home this morning. Mrs.
Donnelly was before her marriage
Miss Ella Harrington, daughter of
former Alderman Jeremiah Harring
ton, the well known baker. Mr. Don
nelly is affiliated with the Bridge
port Construction Co., and was a
popular football star at Niagara
MEMBERS OF the Newfield Rec
reation center will have the pleasure
of witnessing a first class minstrel
show tonight under the direction of
Joseph Clabby who will also act as
Interlocutor. The end men will be:
Joseph Cronin, Thomras Nash, James
Maney and Leon Tully. The chorus
will comprise 16 voices. Joseph Haf
ner will lead the community singing
and social dancing with music fur
nished by Benham's orchestra will
complete the program.
Northwest Wheat Growers' Asso
ciation was formed by delegates rep
resenting Washington, Montana, Ore
gon and Idaho. It is an interstate
selling agency to control the sales of
the Growers' Association members'
Walker: Just back from a joy
Driver: You might call it that.
Caught two fines, had three blowouts
and a busted differential, towed hght
miles and walked home.
cutest lining of silk in soft
purse and mirror.
black; extra value at
$2.85 & $4.75
Peter Seifert and Alfred Greisinger
have been appointed appraisers of
the estate of the late Emilie Wolfe,
whose will disposes of about $4,000
in real and personal property.
Five hundred employes of the Jen
kins Brothers' company have organ
ized the Jenkins' Employes Relief As
sociation to provide financial and
medical relief to disabled members.
Transfers from departmental ac
counts will be considered tomorrow
afternoon at the meeting of the Board
of Apportionment in the City Clerk's
office in the City Hall. Several trans
fers are due for consideration.
All the Bridgeport State Guard
companies were reviewed at the Ar
mory last night by JBolonel L J.
Herrmann and staff, Tf the Fourth
Regiment, C. S. G. The review was
a preliminary inspection prior to the
final review of Governor Lake in
Supt. Henry Cliffe of the Park De
partment, W. H. Ham, Seward B.
Price and George C. Waldo, Jr., at
tended the hearing in Hartford yes
terday on the bill to give the control
of shade trees in Bridgeport to the
park department. No opponents of
the measure appeared.
Hearings on three ex-service men
Bills, on the toll .bridge proposal and
on the county bond issue will be at
tended by delegates and representa
tives from Bridgeport, Milford and
Stratford in Hartford this afternoon.
Announcement has been made by
Norman Leeds, chairman in charge of
the concerted drive for finances by
the Bridgeport Financial Federation,
that the drive will be started April 1.
Headquarters have been opened in
The Stratfield.
Mayor Wilson has named Arthur E.
Keating as delegate to the protest
hearings on the freight rate increase
on coal in Boston today. Thomas J.
Heffernan, Raymond L. French and
R. W. Miller are representatives of
the Chamber of Commerce.
A unit of the United States Naval
Reserve is to be organized in Bridge
port by Commander C. M. Peck of
Silk taffeta
& foulard $1.95.
Satiny foulards in distinguished patterns.
Chiffon taffetas in rich beauteous colors.
White patterns bring out the beauty of the navy and
black and Copenhagen; in striking pattern there is com
bination of henna with navy ! Those patterns are large
and individual. How beautiful will be gowns they are
fashioned into !
Chiffon taffeta is of soft
woven with strength and fineness, of splendid draping
Colors include such contrasts as rose plum Copen
hagen tan brown navy and
Special price for this Silk
Silk underwear.
From petticoat brilliant
quietly-rich night gown of crepe de chine; silk under
things of beauty and comfort and service.
New styles, great charm, splendid service, delight
ing ease and comfort, with
Bloomers of crepe de chine or of satin, 9 f
tailored or lace-trimmed,
Chemises in envelope
each with pretty lace trimming and ribbon CLt Q
straps, all of flesh hue www
Crepe de chine nightgowns of very fine degree, tailor
ed styles or with soft fine lace $3
Petticoats, taffeta or fine silk jersey; some of the
jersey with taffeta ruffles. Brilliant and
beautiful colors of quiet and rich shades
Camisoles of fine washable silk, white or 4 Qg"S
flesh color, in need of laundering B n2
Second floor.
Georgette Crepe $1.65.
How fine and light and apparently of little firmness
or service I Yet how durable and how staunch!
Beauteous too ! And in this collection at special
price appear the alluring evening hues as well as the most
liked of shades for day wear.
Little need to points its
value at
New Haven. A meeting of commis
sioned officers will probably be called
next week
The Current issue, of Good House
keeping carries a lengrthy article by
Howard Brubaker on "A Substitute
for Dentistry," a review of the work
of Dr. A. C. Fones. of Bridgeport, In
establishing dental hj'gie.ne programs
in local schools.
Webster Early
Saw Wireless
Portsmouth, N.H. Daniel Webster is
coming to be remembered hardly
more as a statesman and orator than
as a prophet. Following fast on ihe
fulfillment recently of his prophecy
made at the 200th anniversary of the
landing of Pilgrims in 1920 that when
another century had rolled round the
voice of the celebrators would be
heard from Plymouth Rock to the
Pacific coast. Judge Edgar Aldrich
offered to have prophesied also the
wireless telephone or telegraph.
In a letter to former Governor
John H. Bartlett, Judge Aldrich ap
proved a proposal to name a central
state highway after Webster, and add
ed to Webster's prophecies by quot
ing from a letter written from his
seat in the United States senate in
1849 to his friend, Mr. Blatchford in
Boston. The letter which Judge Ald-rich-'said
he had happened on recent
ly, said :
"If writing and sending were as
ready and easy as talking and shak
ing hands, these morning salutations
of friends would be equally pleasant
on paper. Perhaps electricity will
help us to the means' of all this yet,
so that when you are giving advice
or receiving fees, in your office in
Hanover street, I may speak to you
from on board my boat, at 'Sunk
Rock,' and tell you when I have a
bite. Mr. Badger is making a very
able speech in reply to Mr. Hale.
"Can it be possible," . Judge Aid
rich remarked, "that midst his great
duties as a senator and as secretary
of the states with his manifold di
versions in respect to his farms the
details of which he. so closely plan
ned and so much enjoyed midst his
sports on the seas and with the rod
on the streams and ponds, he had
studied and, more than any other man
of his day, foresaw the possibilities
of electricity and possibly the wire
luster, of supple quality,
with color and contrast to
these, special values !
style and fine nightgowns,
aisle, rear.
The House judiciary committee of
ficially censured Judge K. M. Landis
because he is acting arbiter of organ
ized baseball.
Clocks in Portugal were advanced
one hour.
A bill was passed by the House ex
tending until 1964 the authority for
the leasing of Osage Indian land.
Avoid accidents by using the
So your dealer or
Handy Distributing Co.
tablets 3oc.
Be sure you
Grow j
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