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THE NEWS OF BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN SOCIAL WORLD
The wedding of Miss Alice L,a Forge Mead,
daughter of Mrs. George W. Mead, and Charles F.
Neergaard. sen of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A.
Xeergaard. took place on Tuesday evening at the
home of the bride. No. 29 Monroe Place. Mis?
'"cralie H. Mead, Bister of the bride, acted as maid
of honor. The bridesmaids were Mif=s Jessie Neer
pa.ir.i. sister of the bridegroom; Miss Florence
McDonald Baylla of Manhattan; Miss Nanno
Dougherty and Miss Eleanor Williams, of Brook
lyn, and Miss Laura Hubbard, of Knglewood. The
> .-st man was D. Irving Mead, brother of the bride.
The ushers were William B. Neergaard. brother of
the bridegroom; Joseph Mead, brother of the bride;
Sidney Kennedy, Robert .1 MacXeille, Paul Ney
and George B. MeCallum. Mr. and Mrs. Xeer
gaard will make their home at No. 117 Montague-st.
The engagement is announced of Miss Grace S.
Van Horn, formerly of Lockport, N. V., to Cor
nelius D. Robins, of this city. Miss Van Horn is
a daughter of the late Hurt Van Horn, of Lock
port, and has a wide circle of friends.
a .: .1 for Thursday everi-
Isjs December 4. at Om Povch Gallery, under the
au.-pkrs of Paul Bowley and A. Campbell Weston.
are Mn Georsje ii Prentiss, Mrs.
Charles H. Baldwin, Mrs. Phsrifis l>. Bpenca, Mrs.
■ . Mr- Humphrey P. Anderson.
lira, i harie« p Leicbton, Mrs. [saac N. Narwood
and Mrs. Jobn N. Meyer.
The first Junior Cotillon of the season, which
will take place on Saturday evening next in the
Pierrepont Assembly Rooms, will be led by E.
The wedding of Miss Gertrude C. Richards,
daughter of Mr. and Mr.-. Abiathar Richards, and
William D. Hannah, of Auburn, N. V.. will take
place on Wednesday evening, December '•'•. at th<?
home of the parents of the bride. Xo. 121 Fort
Greene Place. Mis.- Richards's only attendant will
be Mis? Hannah, of Auburn. The best man will
be William F. Richards.
The initial large subscription dance of the winter
will be the first of the Holiday Assemblies, the
Harvest Dance, which will take place on November
9 at the Pouch Gallery. Among the subscribers
are Miss Ethel Stockwell. Miss Laura Vernon.
Miss Hazel Carpenter. Charles R. Carhart and
"William W. site*-.
Mrs. Frederick P. Bellamy will give a reception
on Thursday afternoon. December 18, at her home,
\o. 260 Henry-st.. in honor of her debutante niece,
Miss Hilda Goodwin, of Manhattan. Miss Goodwin
U the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Almon Goodwin,
of No. 128 Central Park South, and will be formal
ly presented to .rlity on the preceding Thursday
at a reception given "by her mother.
The wedding of Miss Marie Bcboonmaker, daugh
ter of Mr . Charles C. Mayer, of Kingston, N. V..
and Herbert L. Smith, of Locust Valley, Long
Island, took place on Monday afternoon at th*
home of the bride's uncle. Louis Luckenbarh. No.
KM Kighth-ave. The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Dr. James M. Farrar.
The wedding of Miss Harriett* Amsden and
Captain Le Roy S. Lyon, of the Artillery Corps of
the United States Army, now stationed at Fort
Schuyler. will take place on Monday afternoon.
December L, in St. Bartholomew's Church, in Pa
«ific-st. Miss Amsden. whose home is In Florida
and who is known as an illustrator of books for
children, is at present the cuest of General and
Mrs. George W. Wingate, of No. 1.100 Dean-.-'.
The b»ides only attendant will be Miss Louisa M.
Wingate The" best man will be Captain John
Fewlll. of the Engineer Corps- , The he " wl ' ! *!
Captain Mrlndoe. Captain Eckels. Captain Con
nors and Captain Pierce. The ceremony will be
followed by a reception.
At a series of two "at homes" on Friday and
Saturday afternoons next, Mrs. George B. B. Lamb
-will Introduce to society her vomi^st sifter Mis?
Marguerite S. Valentine, at her home, No. 14 Sidney
Miss Florence Nix. of Garfield Place, gave a
|tmch«on yesterday at the Union league Club Cor
the young women who will attend her as brides
maid's at her marriage, on Wednesday next, to
J. hn I* preuM. Mr. Preuss gave his bachelor
dim er yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Pratt will remain at
V;!en Coy« till December 1. when they will take
possession of their new home. No. 243 Clinton-a,ve.
Among the members of the summer colony at
Glen Cove who have recently returned to Brooklyn
are Mr. and Mrs. J. Rogers Maxwell, of Eighth
ave.; Mr and Id Howard W. Maxwell, of Clin
' ton-aye.: Mr. and Mrs. William V. Hester, of Kem
een-et.. and Mrs. Cornelius Hoagland and Miss Klla
J. Hoagland, of Clinton-aye.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick <;. Corning will give a
reception on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday,
December 2, In honor of Dr. Corning, of Munich.
Bavaria, -who has me to America to spend the
winter with his son and daughter-in-law.
.4 CLEVER SWINDLER.
Marshall T. Davidson, a prominent member of the
Union league Club, Brooklyn, was entering his
home. No. 108 St. James's Place, that borough, on
Thursday afternoon, when ■ stranger addressed
Mm. declaring that he was his old friend " "Charley'
Miller, of Quincy-st..' and said he had just arrived
from Cuba on a sad errand.
The sad story thai "Charley" hail to tell was that
his 1... . had been shipped to Brooklyn and
there was a charge of $7 cxpressage. Mr. Miller
was frank to say hr- did not have the change, and
*i--k<-1 Mr. Davidson to advance him the money for
a few hours. Mr. Miller was kind enough to Bay
that he would leave his gold watch and chain as
Mr Davidson refused to take the watch, gave
Mr Miller a ten dollar bill, expecting to Ret it
back soon, and later found In his pocket a watch
and chain which may be worth $1 80. Mr. Davidson
has been the object of much poodnatured chaffing
Since his experience has become known.
The poll saia yesterday that the trick was
played by -Grand Central Pete." and that he had
keen operating In Brooklyn for several months re
EXPERT TESTIMONY IX ASPHALT SUIT.
Testimony of expert chemists will figure largely
in th? suit that will be brought by the Uvalde
Asphalt Company to compel Public Works Com-
BBaaaoner BedneM to accept the pavement it has
laid for the city in Lorimer-st.. between Nassau
and Noble sts. Until a new pavement is
passed upon and accepted by the Commipsloner
the contractor cannot get his pay and in this case
it is said that the lalit* of the Uvalde company's
pavement does not come up to th. standard Bet In
the wpc-cification*. Chief Kngineer Tillson of the
Bureau of "Highways pays that tests made have
shown that the asphalt la lacking in bitumen, which
supplies what is called the "wearing quality' to
an asphalt pavement.
REPAIRS AT THE XAYY YAH P.
It was announced yesterday at the Department of
Construction and Repairs of the Brooklyn Navy
Yard that, owing to the poor condition of drydock
2s o. 3, large expenditures would have to be made
to repair and improve it. There will also be erect
♦d a large electric pumping station, which is ex
pected to pump drydocks Nos. . and 3 dry In one
third the time that is consumed by the steam en
gines now doing the work.
Recently drydock No. I has given >•> much
trouble by leaking that it was thought l est by the
authorities to close it until all chances of one of
the vessels being swamped were avoided. It Is said
that there is at all times a possibility th it a serious
break may appear in the dock, and if one of the
vessels happened to have any plates removed from
the bottom the damage would be serious. On ac
count of this fear niainiy. the dock is now under
going such extensi\"e repairs and the electric pump
is being put in. It would take considerable time
with the old steam engines before steam could be
got up and the pumps started to work, while the
new electric pump, with its 4">-inch pipes, could lie
started at once by simply throwing the lever, and
the entire dock, even if full of water, could be
pumped dry in a abort time.
BODY OP BRIDGE JUMPER IDENTIFIED.
The body of Michael B. Sullivan, who jumped
from the Brooklyn Bridge about a month ago, and
which was found on Friday off Bay Seventeenth-
St.. Brooklyn, was identified yesterday. Three
months «;ro Sullivan came from Ms— sells to
Manhattan, and then went to Newark, looking for
work. He could not find employment, as he seemed
to be. crazy. He was arrested in Newark* on a
charge of larceny, and while awaiting trial at
tempted to commit suicide by rutting his hand and
swallowing a" set of CalM teeth. After he left the
hospital he returned to the lodging house No. OS
Bowery, where he lived till the day when be threw
tAmntlt from th«- bridge.
Sullivan was twenty-live years old, and came of a
a good family In South Boston, according to the
police. When the body was found, ii card of the
lodging house was In his pocket, and when the
man with whom he boardul had been sent for he
Identified the body as that of Sullivan.
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Women's $15 to $20 Walking Suits, $8.75
The Most Unusual Offering of the Sort We Ever Made.
Two hundred and fifty Suits, just from the maker — and here at this price because lie was in a hurry to unload and scarcely counted the cost.
We have been selling mor.. Suits of this character this season than cv er before— and at regular prices. Never at such a price as this — figure
out for yourself what the material in any one of them would cost, you will find it more than the price of the Suit. That is without counting trim
mings or making just the goods alone; excellent men's wear cheviots, meltons, zibelines and snowflakc cheviots, plain and in mixtures.
Styles are some of the season's best models, too — and splendidly made. Jackets are the blouse front model, with small double capes and peplum
or the smart Norfolk or the Eton — perhaps a dozen Styles in all. Some are plain, some trimmed with straps, stitching and fancy buttons, all lined
with taffeta or satin. Skirts are mostly the trainless gored model, with straps and stitching to match the jackets; all sizes. 32 to 42; full $15.00 to
$20.00 values— and most of the Suits the higher values— all at $8.75.
$5.00 Pedestrian Skirts, $3.95. Two hundred Skirts of black. Oxford and navy blue cheviot; 7 gore flare bottom, finished with band and
rows of stitching; splendid Skirts and very small priced at $2.95. Second floor, front, tvnfrai Building.
Boys' $6 Overcoats at $3.95
Some people couldn't get here early enough last week to get one of
these splendid Coats— we arc doubly glad that we are able to repeat
the news for to-day.
For Boys of 3 to 8 years.
Overcoats of all wool Oxford frieze, cut in the popular Russian style, long and full,
faMei inp elate up to the neck, with brawi buttons and finished with velvet collar
and patent leather belt. Sirart style for the small boy, and serviceable. t00.f8.96
For Boys of 7 to 15 years.
Overcoats of all wool Oxrnra frieze, cut lonfr. full and loose fittir.c as most boys llk«
them, durably lined, excellently tailored an.', finished with velvet collar. An
Overcoat with plenty of snap and style, that will give lone service *::.!>:»
$1.25 Laundered Blouses, 65c.
A chance to fit the boy» out In Blouses and Just about half to pay. Handsome
Ileuses for the !*>>•» of 6 to 14 years, made of finest madras and tnadapollam, in
fancy f tripes and figured effects; without collar or with collar attached, and
fully flni.'fced "•"■""
75c. Corduroy Knee Trousers, 55c.
Good Trousers for school and playtime wear; more servict than in any ot?i»r
faUris. These are la a dark shad.* that does not *_.|1 eaii'y; strongly put together
and Unshed with patent waist band; sizes 3 to 16 years.
Second floor, rear. East Rulldlns.
GOSSIP OF THE BOROI'GJI
What sreat interest Is taken by the average per
son in anything which has had any connection
with men or women of great prominence in the
public eye has been shown conclusively recently in
Brooklyn. In the win. of a livery stable in
Pennsylvania-aye., near Fulton-st., the rear wheel
of a coach has been on exhibition, a. id has at
tracted an almost constant throng of spectators.
The reason for the crowds was explained by a
placard, which Informed the public that the wheel
was one that had been in use on the carriage In
which President Roosevelt was riding last Septem
ber, when it was struck and smashed by a trolley
car near Pittsfield, Mass. All of the occupants of
the carriage were thrown out, it will lie remem
bered. President Roosevelt had a narrow escape
from serious injury, and Crater, one of his Secret
Service men, was instantly killed.
Speaking of crowds, it was resting to note the
complexion of the throngs that gathered in front
ol the bulletins of the Yale-Harvard football game
in Washlngton-st. yesterday afternoon. it would
be supposed that most of those Interested in the
contest would be college men. but. on the contrary,
th« crowds seemed to lie much the sanu; an gather
to watch the baseball bulletins In the summer,
showing that football has come to be a popular
sport, in the full sense of that word— l; c., a sport
In which all classes and conditions of people are
There la an Interesting young man In tin :
lyn Navy Yard in the j..-r.«on of Lieuten: n( i
DeUfeorge, of th. Greek royal navy, who Is .«tii.ly
iiiK here, in ordei that h.- may be able to r- nder
service aa aa officer at home. The young
<;reek, whose rank as lieutenant Is equivalent to
that of un ensign in the United States navy, has
M.jat with the North Atlantic Squadron for
and Is now putting on the finishing
- to his education In the Department of
and Repair At present he 1- work-
Ing especially hard, as he is anxious t'i j.-e' back
to bis native rout. try. Officers at th. yard where.
ih< young man i exceedingly popular, declare that
somi day he will h<- :,t the head of the <;: ■■•■k
navy, because he 1= the only one "f its officers to
have h training with our sea fighters. Lieutenant
Dellgcorge always wean the uniform of the Qreek
navy while on duty, and on account of its elaborate
ness a report was spread around, when bi
came to the yard, that he was ,i Grecian prince
Park •'•.mmis.--iorier Young is making mom
v by keeping sheep in Prospect Park. Only
la?-t week $-)i"-i wus turned Into the city u
as the proceeds of the sale of thirty-five lambs at
til: apiece. Butchers v.h.j heard of it said that It
was iin exorbitant price to pay, but the man who
Kot the lambs said that he would tie able to get
fancy j >ri<-« :^ for tbe mi I therefrom. Flf
heep were also sold at the same time the
of. Every B| ring tbe pai k
sheared, and the department a
am y pric< b (or tbe wool.
The sheep are k<;,t for tbe purpose of keeping
the ki.i:-. in good condition on the Long Meadow.
• ibl !• down tin gruss and kt-i-]i it short, beat
down th. tun and m:il<r- it linn and enrl h the soil.
Th •);■ llo.'k o( sheep does what many mer uld
not do co well. Th< Bheep form a pretty addition to
th,. scenery and interest the children. All th<
ary of one keeper, who Is a typi
cal o]<i shepherd, and peems to k<--r-;> hi* charge In
control by hypnotic suggestion rather (ban by any
physical effort. It 1- well wort', one's while to
gpend a part <.f an ifternoon watching the Pros
pi | Park shepherd among bis sheep,
Lovers will be sorry to hear that Lovers' Lane
en doomed. Tbe lane is part of Berenty-flrst
st.. west of Third -a ye., Bay Ui»i«. . n baa been
known for years as Lovers' Lane, and th^ double
row of large trees, th> iiiient In the borough, are
being chopped down to make way for the opening
and grading of 'h<- street from Third -aye. west.
Bay Ki.iß<- residents have been hoping that tbe old
ire's would not be disturbed for years. At either
si.l<- of tbe old lane, which Is about an eighth of a
mile in length, were set out half a century ago
young trees, Including many varieties that would
thrive in the temperate zon>'.
A site for a country seat was bought many : eari
ago by a family named Cosgrovc on the ridge over
looking ih<- Narrows. At that time Thlrd-avc was
;V- only thoroughfare In the neighborhood, and the
ive lurid was between Third-aye. and what i«
DOW* Becond-ave. A narrow strip of land leading
from their purchase t.> Third-aye. for an entrance
way was bought by the head of the family, and
they had the little trees set out on either side of the.
strip. Nothing came, however, of the plan for a
country soat. and the Cosgrove «-stat<- became a
part of the Perry grounds, which adj. .in it. The
Perrys found, when Becond-ave. was cut through,
that as they bad :m outlet by way of the new
avenue they would abandon the narrow strip.
They left it open to the public, however, and as
the trees are* In strength and beauty it became
.i d.lighttui promenade tor young persons, who
gavi it the name of Lovers' Lane Th< old trees
which are being cut down, are remarkably ■well pre
served, and .some of the residents ;ir« gathering
i them to preserve as mementos.
CHURCB TO WHS ITS MORTGAGE.
The eighteenth anniversary of the sixth Avenue
Methodist Episcopal Church. In Brooklyn, of which
the Key Dr. \V. \\ . Bowdlsh Is pastor, will !>••
celebrated next Sunday. Special meetings will be
held all day, and on the t.. Mowing Monday even
ing the mortgage of V.'wo will be burned. Ad
dresses will be made by the Rev. l>r« C I* Goo
dell, A B. Kavanagh, M. 11. I>"nman and James
B. Chadwick, presiding elder of the Brooklyn
MOUNEVI BEEB FRIEND /v WOMBS.
Roland H. Molineux visited the Tombs Prison
yesterday, and was greeted cordially by Warden
Van de <arr. He told the warden that he wanted to
p. -i: Joseph Hackett, who was awaiting his second
trial on the charge of forgery. The warden gave
his former prisoner permlHsion, and Molineux went
to the upper tier, where Hackett was.
After remaining there for about half an hour
Molineux went away. Hackett was Mollneux's
amanuensis while the latter was in the Tombs, and
the ylsst is supposed to have been on business
whirh wan combined with pleasure, as Molineux is
greatly attached to his old friends who were with
him In his confinement.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 23. lDOil.
TO \ l!//: STREETS FOR PROMIXEXT MIX
BOMB OP THOSE ■ ■■!.: WHOM BROOKLYN THOR
OUGIIFAIIES WILL BE CALLED.
Names of prominent citlsen* past and present,
are to be preserved In the nomenclature of
Brook] street:-" after the present revision com
mittee has completed its work, If that work Is
ratified by the Board cf Aldermen. The revision
committee was appointed some time ago to re
name certain streets where there was duplication
and consequent confusion. All the streets In th«
Eastern District which are denoted by numbers,
south or north, are to be renamed.
The committee is to recommend that thi names
of these streets be changed as follows: Smith First
si . to Reynold! -st., after an old pioneer liams
burr coal dealer ; South Becond-si . to Malone-st..
after Father Malone, who wan for so long a time
the rector of Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, In
Wythe-ave. ; South Thlrd-st, to Wells-st., after
the Rev. John D. Wells, the father of th« Presby
tery, and at present pastor of the South Third
Street Presbyter! Church; South Fourth to
Wintner-st.. after t)i<> Rev. Leopold Win! of
Temple Beth Elol m; Soul Flfth-M., to Howe-st..
after ex-Congressman James R. Howe; Smith .Sixth-
St., to Baird after Andrew D Baird former
Bridge Commissioner; South Elghth-st., t<> Ix>w-f<t..
alter Mayor Low; South Ninth-M.. to Bernard-st.,
after Bernard Peters, the lute Editor of '' I ■■•
Brooklyn Times": South T*nth-st., t» Klnmlla-st..
after Thomas Kinsella, formerly Kdlti of "The
Brooklyn Eagle"; South Elevcnth-st.. to Wurster
st.. aft T ex-Mayor ! rederi. k \V. Wurster North
First-si., to Kelcey-eL: North Thlrd-Bt. to Jenkln*
st.. after John G. .Miking president of the First
National Bank; North Fourth-st.. to Blshop-st.;
North Fifth-st., to Kl"cher-St.; after Henry C.
Fischer, manufacturer; North BUth-St.. to Palm»>r
st . after Lowell M. Palmer, th« cooper: North
Seventh-st, to Randall-st-; North :hth-st . to
i;ie.-mi-st.; North Ninth-st., to Patterson-it., after
Thomas J. Patterson, former Tax Assessor; North
Tenth-st.. to Valentlne-st: North Eleventh-st, to
Tlebout-st North Twelfth . to Klley-st.; North
Thirteenth-st.. to Wadsworth-M.: North Four
teenth-sL to Wlttemore-st.: North Fifteenth-str; to
I)irk-st.. after William pick, veteran sugar refiner.
SATISFACTORY LIBRA RY COMPROMISE.
■ LOW BAID TO It Wi: DECII BI •>N Ml.-
POL.ICI OF ii INS. H.11.A PI'.N.
It was rei that Mayor 1 iOW had
flnallj decided on hi policy with -.'-k ird to the
lldation ..f the Broklyn Public Library witk
the Brooklyn Library, and thai the Morgan Li
brary bill, consolidating the tu.> libraries, with a
Belf-perpetuating board of trustees, would be
amended as Boon as the legislature convened In
January. The Belf-perpetuating feature will not be
■ :. bul the act will ba amended
in such a way th.it the consolidated library ■wiil
noi !• a private corporation, hut a public Institu
tion. According to the terms of thi proposed
amendment, naif of the board of trustees will be
appointed for stated periods, by the Mayor, who
will also nave the appointment of theli
The compromise in viewed as .i victory for ex-
M r Bchleren, Frederic W. Hlnrlchs and others.
who opposed the present form of th« i.ili from
the ii:n<- ii waa Introduced in th>- legislature till
,■ v. . signed by Oovei nor Odell.
Ex Mayor Bchleren said last nlghl that a com
promise had been reached which he believed would
be satisfactory to everybody concerned, and which
he expected would be formally ratified at a confer
ence which was to be held within a >hort tim.-
The Belf-perpetuatlng features -.r the bin would be
ellminaTea to such h degree that the library would
be a public Institution.
BTAGESTRI (X BOY MISSING FRO3I HOME.
A genera] alarm was si nt out yer terday from
Police Headquarters for Robert yon Jajmann, flf
teen years old, who Is missing from his home. n.>.
166 East Twenty-elghtb-St. The alarm was sent
out by Sergeant R< ban at the request of Mrs. Freda
yon Jajmann, the boy's mother. The woman s;<;d
that h.-r son lmd been confirmed about ;. year at;o.
and had since been associating with some older
boys In the neighborhood of his home who were
anxious to on the stage. She thought these boys
had probably Inspired a .similar ambition In her
nun. Mrs. yon Jajmann llv.-s in a brownntone house
at the number klv- n.
NATIONAL GUARD NOTES.
Second Lieutenant Joseph II- Meyer, of the litfa
Regiment, hat sent in his resignation on account
of business. He joined the regiment In 1887 and
served with it in the Spanish war.
The -17th Regiment will be reviewed bj Qenera]
James McLeer on Wednesday night. Company X
will at ih.it time receive three prizes, v iz . the tirMt
and junior marksman's trophies, and the third prise
for attendance. To Company E will be awarded
the tirst prise for attendance, and Company l will
receive the second prize for attendanci Tin sec
ond prize for marksmanship will be presented to
Company h Company E has unanimously elected
.1. h Nicholson second lieutenant He served in
the Philippines with tin- loth Pennsylvania and was
a member of the staff of Oovernor Beaver.
Officers of the 88th Regiment have presented to
Captain Patrick Parrelly, a handsome sabre aa a
token of esteem and In recognition ol his having
complet -d over twenty-five years' service in th.
regiment He Joined it ac a private in isrs.
One hundred per c.nt of present la the record of
Troop C, Captain DebOVtse, at its annual Inspec
tion by Colonel N. B. Thurston on Tuesday ni^ht
The troop ha* six officers and 105 men. The troop
ers also made an excellent showing as to condi
tion of arms and other State property, and were
complimented by the inspecting officer."
Former lieutenant Theodore F. Schmidt, of the
Ist Battery, has been unanimously elected first
lieutenant In that command, to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Lieutenant Hathe
way. lieutenant Schmidt first entered th« Guard
us a second lieutenant in the Hth Kegiment in 1883
and joined the Ist Battery in 1889. At the outbreak
of the war with Spain he organized a volunteer
B!ack Peau de Soie.
6,700 Yards :::::: All Under Price.
PREMIER GUARANTEED BLACK PEAU DE SOIE is made by
* one of the best silk mills in America — the choicest product of the
mill. We have sold thousands of yards and never a complaint, so we
have taken over the exclusive distribution of these Silks for this
And now to make them still more widely known we offer this mag
nificent Pcau de Soic for much below our usual low f rices.
19 inch black Pcau dc Soie, guaranteed, 65c.
20 inch black Pcau de Soie, guaranteed. 75c.
21 inch black Peau de Soie, guaranteed, 90c.
24 inch black Peau de Soie, guaranteed, $1.00.
26 inch black Peau de Soie, guaranteed, $1.20.
85c. Black Taffeta===64c. 27 inches wide.
A *trnnK brilliant Taffeta Silk absolutely iriarnnt^d and for a price never btfore
f- qua!l«-d in lltticn'-.!.. We have 2.000 y»nU to sell at in c
Main floor. West Bulldln*.
LINCOLN AND CHILDREN.
INSTANCES OF THE KINDNESS OF TIIK
WAR PRESIDENT TO LITTLE MEN.
Thomas W. Lloyd, of Montourßvllle, Perm.. re
lates the following Interesting reminiscences of
"I saw Abraham Lincoln for the first time in
the winter of 1863, at one of his public recep
tions. I «an only a child, but had heard so
much i>f Abraham Lincoln th.-it I ha.l a sort of
vague icl*a that be was not a mere man. but
some kind of a divinity to be worshipped from
afar, and naturally I wag anxious to see him.
i was therefore permitted to accompany my
father, who was then serving as chief clerk of
if:.- House of Representatives, to one of the
presidential receptions. I knew nothing of pub
lic functions at that time, and had some sort of
notion that we would only be permitted to gaze
upon the great man from a distance. When we
came to him in the line, however, and be had
greet*.] my father with a few pleasant words
und we were about to i ass on. the President
said . 'Walt one moment; I haven't shaken
hands with this little man He took me by the
band, patted me on the head, said a few kind
words to me and we passed on.
"Later la the same winter I met him again at
my own home In Pennsylvania. At the begin
ning of the war, as a mere child. I was Bred
With patriotic spirit and went about the streets
of my native village making speeches, ursine
every man to enlist I did not then know what
the war meant, but i knew 'our side 1 was right.
■imply because it was 'our side.' and my
appearance on the street was a signal to get me
up on a store goods box to make a speech My
father had related this to Lincoln and ask.ii
permission to bring me to the White House.
This was granted and one morning we drove
there and were received by the President alone.
As be rose from his chair to greet us I remem
ber thinking he was the longest, ugliest and
most ungainly man I had ever seen. When I
was presented to him be leaned down, and.
taking me by the hand, said: "So this Is the
little patriot. Ah. Mr. Lloyd, In these times the
boy Is Indeed father to the man. l wish all the
nun In the North had his spirit'
"As ho took me on his knee and talked to me
of the war. all the ugliness was forgotten, and as
I looked Into his face and saw the deep set,
kindly eyes, the firm mouth, about which a
smile hovered, and listened to his gentle voice,
I began to think he was positively handsome.
As 1 look back upon the scene. It brings many
tender memories of the man who, amid a'! the
cares and burdens of bis position, and with the
fate Of a mighty nation weighing upon his heart,
could find time enough to say a few kind words
to a little child.
"As a stili further illustration of this kindness
of heart is tho following Incident, which I have
heard my father relate. A young boy who had
served with distinction in a naval engagement
on hoard the gU&boat Ottawa, and In .mother as
captain's messenger, was recommended to a
cadetflhip ;.t the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
This appointment President Lincoln was k'<»<J
t'> make, and the lad «.is directed to report for
examination in July. Just as he was ahout to
start from home It was discovered that he could
not be admitted, because he had not reached the
required age of fourteen, his birthday occurring
in the following September. The boy was
greatly disappointed and wept bitterly in the
tear that he would not !..• able to ko at all. He
was told, however, that he would be taken to s*^e
the President, who would 'make it nil ripht.'
Some time afterward he was taken to the White
llous.- and presented to the President, to whom
be made a graceful bow. The difficulty was ex
plained and the President said: Why. bless mo.
Is that the boy who did so gallantly in tho.v>. two
battles? Why, I feel as though I should take orr
my hat to him and not he to me. 1 The Presi
dent took the papers, and as soon as he learned
that a postponement until September would BUf-
Bee made the order that the lad should report
in that month. Then, putting his hand on the
lad's shoulder, he said: 'Now, my boy, go home
and have good fun during the two months, for
they are about the last holiday you will get."
The little fellow bowed himself out, feeling that
the President, though a great man, was at the
same time a kindly one.
•it was these simple characteristics of this
large and manyslded man that endeared him to
all with whom he came in contact, and while
we admire the intellect and ability of the states
man we love the man."
EACH BAD "SUFFICIENT."
From The Buffalo Commercial.
Colonel William A. Gaston. the Democratic can
didate for Governor of Massachusetts, who was
not elected, told a story In his campaign speeches
about the Irishman and the German who had a
fight. It was agreed before they began that when
one of them cried "Sufficient:" the right should
stop. So they went at It. and fought and fought
and fought until both were panting, bloody and
weak kneed. Finally the German ~ yelled "Suffi
cient!" The Irishman threw up his hands Joyfully
and exclaimed: "Thank God! you remembered that
word. I've been trying to think of It for twenty
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CRUISES <>N COUNTRI ROADS
.: >r. M«* . Nov. 'J2 Th- I rafl
iiis the coast of Maine In summer and
cruises the country roads In winter- for >!•••■. . ■:■
it. does both- is the scow boat Tankee Notion,
owned, sailed • led by "Un< le Nat"
Cottle, familiarly known as "Cobbler •'
This str.inK-' voyager by land and sea waa
at Jonsaport, Me., sixty-two _\ . and hi
a cripple, one of his ie,-s t.eins withered and
minus the foot, while th- other -
the ankle that locomotion is diffkul' and almost
Impossible for the old man. even with tl
of crutches. To add to lii.< mlSfbrtuni
hand is almost useless I f work he
undertaken Is performed slowly and laboriously.
Y.t a stout heart and a line .-.;... k of Yi:k-
Ingenuity ha\e enabled the cobbler to-icet oai
In the world bettt r than mai.y ..f !,i
bodied neighbors have done.
Cottle'a parents were so poor that, crippled
as he was. he was obliged when a mere child
to go boat fishing, and in the course of several
years at this he became a good sailor so good
that, In spite of physical shortcoming?, he be
came mate of the schooner Be* Breeze. After
some years of sailing as mate, he took to cook
ing as an easier Job, and it is the testimony of
many a coaster that he was a good cook. Final
ly, he abandoned the sea and took to cobbling:,
winch trade he has since followed.
Years ago Cottl>*, took up his residence on
Swan's Island, with his two little dogs. Snip
and Sank, as companions. Sank died, but Snip
his continued as the cobbler's faithful friend
and companion, and is as much of a sailor us
any dog ever gets to be. The cobbler and Snip
hold long conversations together, and it ap
pears as if the dog understands what la said
to him. The people of the fishing village of At
lantic built for the cobbler a neat shop and
dwelling combined, wherein he lived for a time.
but, although comfortable and prosperous, he
longed for the sea. and made a few more trips.
Returning to Swan's Island, Cot tie conceived
the idea of building a sort of scow boat In which
he could have a floating cobbler shop in sum
mer, cruising along the coast, and which in win
ter could be placed on runners, like a smelt
boat, and hauled across the country.
Alone and unaided, Cottle built the boat— a
scow thirty feet long and six feet wide, with a
house ten feet long and extending the whole
width of the craft. She is stoop rigged, and car
ries weatherboards on either side to hold her
up to the wind when beating. All sheets, hal
yards and downhauls trim aft. so that the
cobbler skipper can make or trim sail without
leaving the tiller, and he gets along very well
in any decent weather. In the house are a cob
bler's bench, a bunk, a table and a stove, and It
is comfortable enough. The sloop is painted
bright red, and across the stern appears, in
big white and blue letters, her name, Yankee
When the Tankee Notion made her first trip
along shore She created a decided sensation, ami
Cottle got more work than he could do. Busi
ness Is never dull with him. and he makes more
than a living. He saves fifty cents every week
"to take care of Snip and himself when they
are old." When winter comes on. and the sailor
cobbler does not care to face the tierce gales
that sweep the coast of .Vaine. he puts the
Yankee Notion on runners and cruises over the
roads to the interior, or. when he feels so In
clined, hauls her up in some sunny cove, builds
a high board fence on the north to keep off tlte
wind and banks her sides with fir boughs. Then
he lives as snug as a bug In a rug. with plenty
to eat and read and smoke, while his visitors,
the boys from miles around, call every day to
listen to his stories of the sea or hear him . '.x\g
sailor songs, t'ottle Is much loved by the boys
of Swan's Island.
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SOTELB AS PLAYS.
From The Boston Herald.
Mrs. Humphry Ward has the position, we _thia».
of the first novelist of the present day; she Bj <•**"
tainly entitled to be regarded as the first r.o*-J»*
now actively engaged in writing. It is stated taa*
her novel. "Eleanor." which has just been put on
the stage In dramatized form In England, n«
proved a failure; upon which one of our contem
poraries remarks that this Is not IB« first exampi»
of a good novel making a poor play. A * "*"l
statement In that regard might be Justified, how
many novels, good or bad. can be called to imna
that have made good plays? Their number nw?
be counted upon leas than the ringers of one "*""•
if. Indeed, there is one of them. The bane or in<»
modern stpge is dramatized novels. The people s«
to see them because they have read the no *f'"
and are curious to witness their being acte ?- ,„
aside from this connection, or the *PP«®™ JiJ,;
them of some favorite dramatic star, even ■*»»
primitive popular taste would fall to approve »•■»•
They are nearly all of a low order of merit.
LEARXIXG SOCIETY HAYS.
From The New-York Weekly.
Congressman Wayback-What do these letters on
this card mean? 1 «- «♦ th«
Secretary-That means that the lady Is at xn«
hotel, and would like to have you call. „,-,_!_ _« th
Congressman Wayback-Certalnly. certainly.^ww
pleasure, jus» as soon as I can get ready. s>*ad ■"■
my card and mark it "P. D. Q."