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THE EVENING WORLD, FRIDAY, NOVEHTMR ft, lfll.
GETS RICHES LEFT
BY FIRE'S VICTIM
Tony" Tells Why Woman
Who Died in Squalor Made
Him Her Heir.
HE WITNESSED HER WILL
Rich Woman Was Overcome
toy Smoke as She Cooked
Ten cat, alnged, grimy, mewing lot
ofiul. crawled and anlftVd to-day like
persistent wraiths of evil over heap of
rkarred ran a and refuse in the room
wtMra Mis Octavla Frledrtnli, the 't
M crippled mlier, was burned to death
y)grlay. And while fire maraMala ind
dolvrs booted and shooed the cat
tW irot deeper rrry liuur into a story
the like uf which has rarely been told
tely odp man wan sponsor for the
Ml of Octavla Freidri?h'a Hfe during
the paat twelve years, of her hoarded
fajrtunu and the appalling loneliness of
bar twelve years of absolute seclusion
asrSd rags and tin cans and cats In
two lll-umelltng, dark rooms. That
UN Is Anthony O'Kecklnto, tho barbc
wbo by the will left by the ageO
piaster becomes sole heir to her
estate, valued in the hundreds ot
Willi the smtttna- O'ftoklnto snipped
wttta hit shears and stropped nil rarna
la tt little shop directly ix-niAth tlir
rfomi where tragedy had a talked yea- I
taraay. he told a tratghtforward story
of how he had Jeo-me legalise under the
laat testament of the loveless woman
wats was burned, and of her Ufa of pern
l the two Ma. rooms above.
RE THAT CAUSED DEATH WAS
But before Fire Marshal Thomas 1'. J
Brophy and detectives from Brooklyn
Headquarter drew from the barber hla
exclusive knowledge of the charncter
and habits of the dead woman they ea
tabllshed conclusively, o they declared,
the fact that the fire which took the
life of octavk Frledrlch was not t
by any human attency, but wa the re
sult of ac'lJeut. Suspicion point to no
body, so Brophy atatel after having
been all over the ground to-day.
Miss Krledrtch was sixty years old
and had been a paralytic since child
hood. S if used a pair of short crutches
part of fie lime, and for the rest
crawled painfully about her two rooms
ua the second floor of the old brli k
building on lloyt street. When her i
mother died In' 1892 she left an estate
HOprlatls the row ofv tumi-le Unvn j
ii. jaes bstWSsn No. 21 und No. U on I
UiO't street,, extending to Lrtvlngstou
str'it .Mphouse and Kmllle, two uttier
ohlldren, quarrelled with their sister '
Ootsvla about the dia.sltlon Of thin
arty, made va.uuble because of Its j
tlon In th heart of the department i
Miss Octavla threw the qurstlon of!
a division Into lltlimtlon and as a re
suit shs was given a life Interest In the
Uoyt street piopet ;, as well as In a !
house worth 17,000 on Madison k u t.
stis had, besides, stock and securities
in. ttk bank, part of her Inheritance,
vfter this litigation, so the barber said
to-day, Alphons and limine abandoned ;
i.islr crippled klster to her own devices
sad went to Lo Anpeles to itve.
AH B Eft THE ONLY PERSON SHE
Ml" Octavla took un In r residence In
ltsa of tho four rooms on th second
lloor' of in old house ut No. 21 Uoyt
treat twelve years ,i und from that
ttmo until the day or her death she saw
th twilight only through th grimy
window of tier squalid rooms. No on
except O'RecMnto, th barber, ever
When tha grocery woman at the cornr
brought a loaf of bread eaoh day sh
left It outside th door at the head of
tha stair; Mis m.Jkman did the saint,
only the barbr had access to the rooms
whore th miser woman lived. II had
worked for hr as a messenger and
gossral roustsjbout when he waa a boy:
ag ho grew older oh lnetruted him v. 1th
raor Important commlaalon. Recent
roars had seen hint ner collector of
roata and buotnocs agent.
"If I worked for the poor woman "
many years without reward why should
I not be th beneficiary under her
will?" queried the smiling barber to
day. Then he tol l something of the
making of the will
H sstd that on BSBt 26 of thll rtf
t 4 o'clock In tha afternoon he "got a
iimomku" to go up to mih Ootavla'i
eaoms, 'and thor- he found two men
tha barber would not say who they
war or how Mir octavla had gtlnv
mone- them to her room wltlmut his
Intel iiion The men witnessed tho
wlHthe miser wotnmi then drew up
sad rave to the barWr to be locked up
In the Brooklyn Dime Saving Bank's
'Tti will was very brief," said the
barber to-day. "It simply said:
"I leave all my eHrthly posses-
sfon to Anthony O'Recktntn.'
"There will prubably. be a oonteit, I
hare a lawyer. I ani proparoV' woj
O'Rscklnto's confident declaration.
Yssterd-ay, When her .liarie I 'jody waa
found, kneeling as if in prayer, In her
oE ' kitchen. It wa clothed only In
giKinysacks. ndnu shoes und h'Tklnira.
For a bo-l xha ha n n.r.trt-va ..el
acroM the tcp of fJ"r beer PSiM with
no blanket. Th" only turnltvr In. nor
room wa a BhSmb'ltnz stove, a broken
bureau and U .It.
" Tho barber and the "ten cat were her
Barker Is Posad Head.
Salvatore Lapello, a barber, was
ound dead In his room ut No. 96 Ito ie
volt street early to-day. da was es
caping from the jet directly over his
ass4- TU body was discovered by
J .spell on chum and roommate, Qersng
eo Qeacumbo, who notified th police
Of Mb Oaa street station. 4 . i
GIMBELS The Brilliant, Gift-Full Christmas Store
Welcomes xou Tomorrow to a Ten-floor Holiday Exposition
Great News! Tomorrow Is the Opening
OF SANTA OLAUS CARNIVAL
In the Gimbel Auditorium "-Everybody's Invited
And it will be the greatest fun that New York boys and girls ever had in their lives.
Santa Claus, really, truly alive, will welcome you from his home as you enter the Auditorium. Then you will
8e; the Lion that roars, the Elephant School, and the Camel Caravan
laden with presents. ,
Then marvel of marvels I Here is a German Village all on fire, with
the firemen pumping real water and running up the ladders; people
jumping for their lives, and great excitement everywhere. Wonderful!
In another scene a Queen is driving out of her castle to visit Santa
Claus' real carnival, where there are t mined donkeys and monkeys that
do thtrgiant's swing, and trained ponies, and many other wonderful things.
Then there are performing seals, and the wonderful store of the
six polar bears, and finally Santa Claus' house again, and you want to
see all over again.
Come as early as you can in the day, because you will have more
room to see all the wonderful things that Santa Claus has prepared for you.
For safety's sake we shall have to ask the little boys and girls to
invite their parents or grown-up friends to bring them to the Carnival.
Bring the Boys and Oirls to Buy
A PRIZE PACKAGE
In the Polar Boars' Store
Six big Polar Hears part ner In this unlqua
Toy Store, that is luckily located right noxt
door to Santa Chun' home.
Tho rlrl or boy who wanti to buy a Prlta
Package simply drop a ailrar qunrtor (150)
Into tne Boars' money bos, and away back
whore the Aurora norealle Is shining the myster
ious Price Package drops out of the chuto from
the unknown Toy Store Into the trsy held by
the first Polar Bear, who passea it to tha next,
and he in turn passes It to another Bear and
so it cornea down the line to the last big Bear,
who gives It to the boy or girl who paid for it.
No, Indeed, you don't know what you are going
to get until you open it that's th best part
of the fun. But you are SURE to get a
fine 280 Toy- for a girl, if a girl buys it for a
boy, if a boy buys it. See what good judgment
the Polar Bear brothers use in tho selection of.
the Prixe Toys for tho Girls and Hoy.
auditorium, Ilghth floor
Children, Come Tomorrow to the Dollies'
Great Big Party in the GIMBEL TOY STORE!
Thousands of Dolls Are Here, Big and Little, in
the Finest Gathering New York Has Ever Seen
If there wasn't another solitary thing in the Gimbel
Toy Store but Dolls and Dolls' Accessories the collec
tion would be worth coming miles to see.
There is every sort of Doll, from the tiny China
Doll an inch long to the fine big Doll, 35 inches tall,
from the famous firm of Heinrich & Handwerck, Ger
many. We counted more than five hundred different
kinds of Dolls a couple of days ago, to say nothing of
the costumes of various ages and nationalities in which
many of the same style are dressed.
There are many of the fascinating Character Dolls
infants, boys and girls the first departure from the
stereotyped doll faces that we have known for years, and
which are amazingly popular with children. Some of
these illustrated -notice their very natural postures.
There are Dolls dressed and undressed, of bisque,
stockinette, wood or rubber; friendly Rag Dolls, and
proud beauties dressed in the tip of Paris fashion.
We shall try in the following list to give some idea
of the various groups and their prices.
The Wonderful Gimbel Dollar Doll
Thi beautiful Doll has been made for us for tho last ten ytan- and fur
no one else in America -by Heinrich & Handwerck, and, though notUwlarftst
in size, it it 2 inc'iei taU it la tha finest Doll sold at its prior-. Charming
face, with blue and brown eys that go to sleep, n:id blond or brunette curly
wig of best mohair. Strongly made body of pi.rtl cardboard instead of
iho papier mache that cracks so easily, and heavy ball joints. Shoe and
Other Fine Handwerck Dolls
Undressed jointed Dolla, with fine, curly blond
or Tosca wigt, 14 to 34 inches, at $3 to $16.
Same with dull-finished body, 12 to 36 inches,
2.26 to $20.
Jointed Dolls with bangs and curls, with eye
lashes, 22 to 30 inch, $8.60 to .60; without eye
lashes. $3 to $6.
Indian Dolls with long hair, 10 to 20 inches, $2
Japanese Dolls in kimonos, $1.26 to $2.76; Ne
gro Dolls, $1.50 to $2.26.
Character Babies, with serious or smiiinn fact s,
at $1.T6 to $G; BOOM) with moving tongues, others
that say "Mamma."
Special Boy Dolls, 22-inoh, with character face
and moving ry i, $1.76.
Wooden Dolls, Undressed
Schilling's Unbreakable Infant Dolls, with char
acter faces, bent knee position, 1.76 to $2.76.
Schilling's Washable Infant Dolls, $1 to $4.60;
some with voicu.
Schoenhut's Wooden Character Dolls, with
painted hair, $2 to $G. With hair, $2.60 to $6.
Other Undressed Dolls
French Jointed Dolls $4.60 to $10.00.
Kid-body Dolli, celluloid heads, hands and legs,
curly wigs, silk shoes and stockings, 10 to 24 in.,
$2.26 to $7.60.
Chase Stockinette Doll. 10 to 30 Inches, $3 to
Specially-priced Jointed Dolls, with moving eyes
and pretty curly wig, 12, 14 to 16 inches, special
at 26o to 50c. Celluloid Dolls, 10c to $7.
French Baby Dolls with nursing bottle, $3.60.
Dressed Boy Dolls, $2 to $9.75
Dolls of nations in costume, $1 and $1.60.
22-in. dressed Dolls, specially pricad nt $6 and
$10 Dp'ssed Walking Dolls, 26o to $28.
The famous Mnrgarete Stelff Dolls, various
charaot' TJ, $2 to $6.60. Clowns, $1.23 to $2.
Hug-me Kiddies, removable eyes, 60c to $1.25.
Mininture Dolls, in natural costumes, evening
dress, street costumes, maids' dresses, officers' uni
forms, etc., 10c to $2.50.
Dolls' Clothing and Other Accessories
Impossible even to list the wonderful variety. Practically every section of UM
BELS is represented in miniature. Just by way f random examples:
Kid Body Doll;-., 12 to 14 inches, special at 26o
and 60c. Stuffed Itody miniature Dolls, 60 to 16c.
Infant Dolls, with biaXpM bend and soft bodies,
26c to $1. Bisque Doll, 6c to $1.60.
Many Bewitching Dressed Dolls
C haracterl nf a nt Dolls, with long and short dresses,
$1 to $30. Young Lady Dolls, dressed, $12.
Jointed Dolis, some with dainty lingerie dresses,
others with fur coats and hats and cmirt costumes.
$2.60 to $76.
Dolls' Clothing and Hats
Millinery at 25c to $22.60. Fur Seta, 25c to $3.
Rubbers, 36o pair. Pajamas, $1.26.
Hat and Coat Sets, $1.60 to $10.
Knitted Outfits, 60c to $3. f'orseti, 26c to $1.
Gloves, 15c to 35c pair. Nightgowns. 60c to 76c.
Union Suits, silk knitted, 36o to 78e.
Slippers and Shoes, at 10c to $1.9.6 pair.
Parasols and Umbrellas, 26c to $3.
Manicure Sets, 76c.
Milk Sterilizers, 85o.
Toilet Soap, 20c box. Curling Irons, 10c to 18c
Tooth Brushes, lOo to 16c. Motor Goggles 10c.
Stationery, 26o to 36c box.
Dolla Jewelry of all kinds, from Rings at lOo, to
Bead Necklaces at $1; and Jewelry Seta at $3.
Tourist Cases at 36c to 75c.
Dolls' House Furnishings
Bathrooms, $1.76 to $4. High Chain, $1 to $3.
Sets of Furniture, in boxes 25c to $2.75.
Furniture for Doll HoUM, in metal, white
enamel, wood etc, 6c to $3.26.
China Dishes, 26c to $6 set. Tea Bgons, $18.
Kitchen Utensils, 10c to $1.60 each.
Five o'Clock Tea Kettl, $1.26 and ?1.60.
Food and Fruit, on plats and dishes, 5c 10 $1.20.
Table Cloths. $1.76 ind $2.26.
Ba'i-irteltes, Cradles, I lam tiers, etc, of willo .
26oto$6. Dolls' Beds, furnished. $1 1 :
BltinUnts, Bedspreads, etc., 60c. to S3...J.
Bowini Seta, 25c to $4.60. '
Trunks, with Doll and complete Trousseau,
$1.26 to $56. ,,,-, ,
In the Dolls' Hospital
v. ,tii rind ovr rvthint? to repair an injured
doll from u single eye or a hand, at 10c, to a whole
new kid body at $2.
Many Gifts in Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver Articles are well worth giving. They hnve in
trinsic value, are attractive in appearance, will give lone; service.
And if care i. taken in their choice, muy be fittingly handed down
We are particularly proud of our collection of Sterling Silver
Novelties for men und women, both for its variety und its many
new designs this season. You will find
Sterling Silver Gifts for Women
Mesh Bags. 18 to $100. I Powder Paper Roils, with mirror,
Fitted Vanity Cats, $7.60 to $30. 6.60 and 17.60.
. ,, , ,, . . , Coin Holders, for one to four coins,
Cigarette CireL' with' hain,$8to$16. - $1 25 (l) $10 60.
Chatelaines, $2 to $26. up gal VI Tubes and Eyebrow Pen-
Powder Boxes, in the new flat model, j cils, $1 to $4.
96c to $7.60. i Silver Pencils, many styles, $1 to $4.60.
Sterling Silver Oifts for Men
Cigarette Cases, large and small, I Cigar Lighter", $3 to $11.60.
$7 to $66. Key Rings, Pipe Cleaners, Key
Match Boxes, thin models, 76o to $9. Chains, Pen Knives and many other
Cigar Cutters, flat or In fob styles, small articles in silver, from 60c up-
$1 to $2.60. i wards. Main Floor
Charming Garnitures Reduced
Rich Ornamentations for elaborate gowns, in silver, opal, penrl,
dull jet and Persian head effects, are now newly marked at half
price, or near it
$2.70 to $10, Formerly $4.60 to $20
Also a group of Persian Motifs, usually $2 to $4, at $1 .25 to $2.50.
Trltninlnc Section, Main Flotns, Resr
Towering Piles of
Gift Books in the
Gimbel Book Store
Although an all-the-year-round Uuor.
Store, with full stocks of all the new Books
as they appear, the Gimbel Book Stoic
takes on additional interest at holiday
time. Here every Christmas Book of the
season i s gathered, from the Child's colored
picture Book to the newest superbly illus
trated book of travel.
Besides the essentially Christmas impli
cations, there are the novels of the
moment which always make such excellen:
gifts and there is a fine collection of Book
in Sets- -the works oi standard authors.
It is a pleasure to browse around th
Gimbel Book Store--and check one gif'
after aether off your Christina , lis' . Bat
we suggest doing your browsing oou be!
ter now than later. Fourth Floor.
The Best Yet!
5,000 Chiffon Blouses Tomorrow
At $2.95, $3.50, $3.95 and $5
"A wonderful sale for Saturday I" the very words of the Blouse Chief, and then she pro
ceeded t o prove the cause for her enthusiasm. We confess that wonderful is a big word to use
in adyeri ising, but this merchandise backs it up to the fullest degree.
Some people might take this as an opportunity to apply values to such special purchase
blouses, but we icfrain PactUM the bloutcs will prove their extraordinary value at a glance.
4fd then when you examine the quality of the chiffons, also the satins and velvets that are
used in combination with the chiffons, the net nnd shadow lace lining., the embroidered motifs,
lace trimmings, and even the dear little rhinestone buttons their real worth will be quite
Dark Drown A Mole Tone of Taupe
Rich Shades of Navv Copenhagen Blue
Black Frequently Combined With White Third Floor
Always Something New in
But to admit some of these new styles for tomorrow, we have
culled the broken size Coats which have accumulated, and have grouped
them on racks for easy selection and have repriced them thus:
$27.50 to $35 Coats at $15
Mixed woolens, broadcloths, velveteens and white corduroys in the
collection. All sizes included, but not in each model.
Here is a new Coat that looks like real caracul fur, and it feels like
it. But It is only a woven fur cloth. And to emphasize its fur-like appear
ance we have had it made In a fur-coat model. Illustrated. Lined with
A stunning color-contrast la given by the red or blue satin lining in a
deep olive chinchilla cloth coat, at $17.60.
A new and very curly weave qf boucle is m a coat, with a stitched vel
vet collar, 26.
Extraordinary for $21.60 is a black broadcloth model with long shawl
collar inset with velvet, lined with satin.
A long tlirow Scurf, of Arctic Seal or Moleskin, accompanies a coat of
two-tone diagonal boucle, at 3G. This in gray-and-b!ack, light gray-and-taupe.
Men's chinchilla clolh (he very close twisted weave is in typical
overcoat slyle with belted back, which is bound with braid $21.60.
Four putch pockets give a distinctive touch to a gray blanket plaid
back Coat at $32.60. This Coat has a deep collar of Australian Mole.
The Now Much
50c to $3.75
As Wirild comes upon us,
many women will need
Guimpes to wear with their
low collar blouses and dresses.
The Guimpes of net and
shadow lace at 60c are sleeve
less but there many styles
with and without sleeves,
that are beautifully trimmed
with lace and have clever
collars, at numerous prices,
up to $3.76.
Real Irlih Lc Collarg, I2.0G
Painty rounded (Miliar t wear
with dn M. und alio the long,
taprring style tr ooats.
Real Irish Laco Stock, $1.C0
to $3 the in baby ani the cf
fectiva svy : n
More Lo'.cly Jaliota, tl to Sfi.28
- Charming lace KfMtimM com
bined with not. All have stocks
Veiling from Paris
Corjuettiah, artistic- and OOOSSr
vativti doslgM In Rushes and
hsdow effect. Black, white and
colon. 66c to $2.60. Of course,
there are other pretty veilings
for M Ujltls an 26o u yard.
The Most in Voeue, So That Is Why H e Hate
These Suits at Especially CummcndabL' Prices
Fur-trimmed Suits for Women
At $29.50 and $87.50
Those at S29.60 are of broadcloth, and Et IS I -r0 the;
are of velveteen or eordurOV trimmed with sktinl
opossum. All the fashionable color. t, as thete Suits are
made in the regular "Gimbel way" and are not job
lots. Other models uj to $176.
Afternoon Dresses of Crepe, Velvet, Crept
Meteor mid Velveteen, ftS.50, to $Df
In the artisiic shades of blue, rot e, asi 1 WW oj ''r
desirable afternoon colon, also bl: Third Floor
Here Are Some Excellent
$5 Coats for Youngsters
(Corduroy ( '.oats in a Norfo
With patent leather Ml; an i
similar charadcr. Brown, j:J KQvy 2 I
Chinchilla Coats in boyish ifytes,
with velvet collars. Nay; brown and gray.
? to 5-y.v r iitys.
If little Peggy pi-t b Cordun y Coal . ai d
she wants a saucy 11 1 hot liki i hi on
worn by the Ul tie i;irl In the pici , i wi
be jut 11.50 more. Thli k i the
have a muter outfit for ?(3.C0!
Chinchilla, Flush and Velour Hats f n
wear with Chinchilla Coats are $2 to $6.76.
Dressy Hats some from Parte- $0 tc