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gossip or Tin; boiuhjg
Assemblyman Murphy Mistaken for
the Tarn main/ Leader.
Charles F. Murphy, the Republican repre
sentative or the 10th Assembly District, Brook
lyn, is sometimes mistaken for the Tammany
leader. A few evenings ago Assemblyman
Murphy and Eugene M. Travis, representative
of the ♦ith Senate District, were the guests
of. honor at a dinner given by the Oxford Club.
"When It came Murphy's turn to speak some one
"Three cheers for Assemblyman Murphy:"
"Three cheers and a tiger!" shouted another.
"So, three cheers without the Tiger!" inter
posed a third diner, and bo they were given.
After Assemblyman Murphy had been pre
sented -with a loving cup ha told, a story which
Governor Tyler of Virginia had told a few
-nights before at the Brooklyn Democratic Club's
Jefferson dinner. On that occasion William .1
Bryan was the guest ••!" honor, and a man who
«as reported to be the Charles F. Murphy who
transacts hi? business in 14th street, Manhat
tan. Rat at the guests' table. However, As
semblyman Murphy told the story, which Is as
"There was once an old Methodist preacher
down in Virginia who was much beloved by
hfs flock. One day a parishioner sent him as ■
present a can of brandied peaches. The nature
of the gift took the old gentleman's breath away
for a second, and then he .said:
"'I can't say that I like these brandied
peaches, but I do like the spirit in which they
were given.' "
There i$ one story that after-dinner speakers
0/ Brooklyn seem to have on the brain. It ?p
pears to have t he vital qualities of an Idea, for
it is hard to UIl Though 1; has been introduced
in various verbal garbs, in Its oripinal form it
runs snsm tfilim. UK*-- this:
A man had been attending a sipr party at hi?
c!ul>. and waa afterward em orted to In? home by
a friend. The man began the arduous as- ent
to hi* front door. At first he had little success,
and the sounds of his rapid descents brought
hip wife to s front window. He saw her, and
at his next trial reached the top step, but his
downfall was rapid. As he swung his arms he
ftru<-k a fardmiere Riled with water and car
ried it with him to the ground, where It broke
and drenched him H*- £•>; to his fc<-t. and, after
clutching the newel i»>st. looked up to his wife
"Heaven rr°tei ; the poor sailors at sea on
such a night as this:"
HE HAD AN AWFUL "GROUCH."
Man Who Hated Noise Made So Much It
"My name Is Joseph Bush," said a tall man
to a gathering of reporters at their headquar
ters In Brooklyn last nlfirht, and before even
the most nimble voiced one among them could
say a word the tall gentleman worked off tho
following grouch, breaking up the pinochle
"I work- at nigfaU and my home is in what
the real estate agents call a 'quiet residential
section.* There Is asphalt on the block and it
is, 'an unusually loi.r one. This combination
has a strange attract) for drivers of delivery
v.afions, who use it as a speedway.
"Then there Is a steady procession of Black
Hand agents temporarily disguised as scissors
grinder?, armed with the deadly bugle. With
true Sicilian politeness they halt under my
window and Work off a double fanfare, using
one bursted note exclusively. Passing automo
biles Wow a few extra 'honks' for luck, ami
engineers of nearby factories practise a couple
of hours each day on their steam whistles.
"Sometimes l do manage to get forty winks.
but just when 1 am making an endurance test,
with the high speed lever of my 40 horsepower
mattress open all the v.ay, several truckmen
will gather In front of my house to discuss the
rules of the road and tell each other of genea
"In the also-ran class of street noises on my
block there is the elderly lady who Bella horse
radish, chairesner.*. glass-put-in men and others.
J>ooks to me :is though all of them were mem
bers <>f the Society for the Prevention of Sleep.
"And— say. i came near forgetting— several
neighbors maintain carefully trained noise
hounds. That's a new breed, and these dogs
have figured out juPt bow many barks It takes
to wake me up. The press ought to push the
enactment of an antl-Ftreet noises bill.
"Good night, sirs."
AN APPEAL FOR CHARITY.
.!.* Brooklyn Bureau <>t Charities renews the.
f tor oontrlbutlof ■ ;.-. a Kj>ff-ial fund <,f H<n
for th«? benefit of s Isuaband and wife, both suffer
ing from toberculosia, ?.in whose condition Is im
nwfntT. Contributiona narked for '^Special C
Fund N'<- W" may :■• forwarded to AVllltam I.
Kichols. «'•!■ ;.-'i secretary. No. »i 3 Bcberm«rborn
ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK.
Discipline in the army becomes in time so much a
matter of course that it take* precedence of every
thing else. Captain J. W. Gambler, <>( the British
riavy, tells In his memoirs of j;n example of it that
rame under his observation. He was visiting hip
brother, an army officer in the Royal Engineer
barracks. They spent considerable time, amusing
themselves wltli a gallery pistol, practising at a
target on a wall In his quart
"My broth r had an army servant named An
drew*," says Captain Gambler, "extraordinarily
Ftupid. but very cool blooded. While we were
practising a ball went through a door, and by
chance Hipped him In the ear.
"H* took it us a matter of course, .•;;•! gave no
e;«n that could nossibly h» a breach of discipline.
We knew nothing of ii until w<- came out and saw
htm Rropinj? about under a table.
•"What are you looking for. Andrews? asked
,t 'Andrews drew up. stood at attention, ad re
plied in an apologetic ton* 'I was only a looking
lor a bit of my "* r as come off when you fired
a Fhot through th<» door, sir. 1
..""•' evidently thought that for a private to have
nis ear shot off l! ■'' not entitle him to Interfere
with an officers amusement.^— Youth's Companion.
A ONE MAN CHURCH.
At StiyiHiall. near Coventry, may b« seen a
church that, unions English oliurchc-s. at all events
possesses th- unique distinction of having been
built by th«» unaided efforts of one man. The
ruimr of this persistent and assiduous workman
w»* John own. ■ *tone mason of Coventry, who
i«j«i th<» flrst stone In !W> and completed li(« pelf
lroposed task ■ ■■■•..!: years Tit-Bit*
PLAYS THAT ARE GOLD MINES.
Ix>n<Jon playrbers will soon have an opportunity
of peeing the famous American play. "Mrs WicHs
of the Cabbac< Patch,*? which has now been run
ning for feveraJ years In tho stans, and is said to
nave yielded already m ° re than half a million
Enormous as has been the success of this popular
play, it * tn , ' fa!ls far short of the record made by
Rip an Winkle." in- which Joseph Jefferson ap
peared over five thousand times, and which earned
the amazing sun of ELOOO.OOO.
"The Old Homestead." with Denman Thompson
in the leading part, is said to have yielded £930 600
In a dozen years, or at the rate of nearly £80 000 a
year: «wblle« wblle "Krmlnie" was a guld mine across the
Atlantic, running for 1.267 nights at a s'.iigle thea
tre and earning well over £800.000. "Colleen Dawn "
-Ea«t Lynne." "Peep o' Day." "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" and several other plays have made profits
ronnlnc far into six figures, and "The Private Sec
retary" is credited with a total clear profit of
£800.0*.— Ti t- El tE.
MADE TO DRAW OR NO CHARGE.
LxanHnalivns and t'ttlmattt Frti.
R«farenc*» — W. Actor, Jot. H. Cho*t^ Wk:t«l«.«
Xmia as 4 tUMJUT otber prominent i.r..... . m.
. • ■ "Chimney Expert" .
Si( fulton Bt., Brooklyn. K. T. Telethon* leis Mils.
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BROOKLO SOCIAL CHAT
The Week* Weddings, Engage
ment* and Amusement*.
The n-eddlns; of Miss Kathryn R. Backhouse
and Henry Bernard Carpenter took place Tues
day evening: at the home of the bride's mother,
lira. George Backhouse, No. Ml Washington
avenue. The bride was given away by her
brother, George Backhouse, and attended by her
two Bisters, Mi^y Lillian Backhouse, Miss Flor
ence Backhouse and Mis- Margaret Loughran.
lAoyd Tomkins, f Manhattan, waa the best
man. There were no ushers. The Rev. Dr
Nehemiah Boynton, of the Clinton Avenue Con
gregational Church, peiformed the ceremony,
which was followed b> a reception. The bridal
gown was of white togo cloth trimmed with
duchess and point lace. Hei bouquet \v;ts .i
shower of lilles-of-the-vaUe> and white orchids.
Thf maid of honor was dressed in white point
uf paris over j<lnk. and tarried Bweetpeas. The
bridesmaids Wore frocks of pink i;iditjm ;md
carried roses. The decuratiuns were in pink.
Mr. and Mrs. Carpeuter are tv live at No. '.'til
s?. Mv ! ks avenue.
St. Peter's Church, In State street, \>;>a the
scene on Tuesday evening of the wedding of
Mi.-s Florence Louis< Drury and Henr>' Arthur
Ramsey, son of Mr. and Mrs George Ramsey,
of No. iM'i Lincoln Place The Rev. I>r. Lind
say Parker officiated. The bride ivas gowned
in Ivory satin tneasaline and Bruges la< ••. Sli<
wore a tulic \<il ami orange blossoms, and car
ried roses and Itlies-of-the-vallej Her sister,
Mrs J. Addison vVoolley, attended as matron
of honor. Sh> wore a gown of white crepe
meteor and duchess ta.ee, while the bridesmaids
were frocked ln yellow mousseline and carried
Jonquils and asparagus ferns. They wen- Miss
Sarah lvius. Miss Marguerite Winifred Pritch
ard. Miss Nora Berwick, Mtss Mar;;. net Dudley
and Miss ('Una Henrietta Ernst. The besl man
was Guy Hamilton, of Passaic, N J., and ih<
ushers were Harry A. Pratt, Harold Donaldson,
Charles Kerry. Ernest C. Schmidt, of Brooklyn;
Raljili Ranney, of Toronto, and Alfred T.
Drury. Lilies, daisies and ferns formed the
decorations. The reception following mis given
at the home of the brides parents, Pr. and Mrs.
<ieorsp Drury. of No. '_'•:."• Washington avenue.
Mr. nn«l Mrs Ramsey are to live In Mount
An out-of-town wedding of Interest to this
borough was that in Mamaroneck on Saturday,
April 27. of Miss Matilda Stewart Eddy, daugh
ted of Ulysses i >. Eddy and Howard Talnot Wal
den, son of the Into Daniel T. Walden, of Brook
lyn. Tli^ ceremony was performed in St.
Thomas's Church by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Dunn
Burrell, of this borough, and a reception fol
lowed at the Anchorage. Miss Bddy*s brides
maids were Miss Mary Stewart Towje, of Mamar
oneck, and Miss Elizabeth Cusbman, of Brook
lyn, and mips Jane Walden and Miss Nancy
Walden were flower g!r!s. Hanford N. Barney,
of FarminKton. Conn., was the best man. and the
ushers were Henry B. Eddy, Philip G. Bartlett.
of Brooklyn; Reginald P. Walden. of Mamar
oneck; Percy T. Walden. of New Haven; Will
iam H. Ijovering-, of Taunton, Mass; J. Benja
min Dimmick, of Scranton, Perm.. and Sherman
Evarts, of Windsor, Vt.
Saturday afternoon. May 25, is the date Bet
f.%r the wedding 1 of Miss t^esley Louise A.cker
nian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .1. Frederick
Ackernian. am! Ernest Chalkley Wills, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Wills, of Belle Haven
<\>nn. The ceremony will take place In i
Church. Greenwich, an.i a reception will follow
at Fall-field, the Acteermans' country pla
M(ra .Tnr.o Ruthven H;>i!'s only attendant ;it
her wedding to Reginald C ey Robblns,
will i.e. her sister, Miss Elizabeth X. Hall. Harry
PeUirmi Robl.ins will be the best man and in-
Wflllain II ciark. Bdwin C. Dusenbury, George
A. strt-i i. George S. Mandell of Boston, Harold
J. CooUdge and Charles K. Cummings will be
i;s!.«-r«. Th* rseremony yin take place Friday.
May 17. In Grace Church Chantry ;m.l a small
wedding breakfast will follow at the home i! '
the bride's mother. Mrs Henry B. Hall, Xo. 107
: . BUh street
Miss Ellen !>-!a:!" and Miss Laura D
will be bridesmaids <-.t the wedding In St. Mary's
church. Tuxedo, Saturday, Jure 1. of their cousin
Mi«s Muriel Delano Robbins and Cyril Martineau
•>f London. Mrs. CoHier'K two4lttle daughters will
attend as flower eirls.
The engagement has just been anounced of
Miss Mabel K. Sweezey, daughter of Mrs. Chris
topher Sweessey, of No. 73 Lefterte place, and
Alfred G. Belden, jr., Bon of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
G. Belden, of No. 109 Eighth avenue Miss
Bweesey is a senior at Adelph).
The date set for the wedding of Miss Caroline
Morgan of Boston, and Oscar Egerton Stevens,
son of Mrs--. Berkeley Mostyn, is Saturday, June 1.
The last imeting of the Friday Morning Club
took place at the home of Mrs. Carl yon Pustau,
No. 27. South Oxford street The attendance
Included Mrs. Austin G. Turner Mrs. William P
Jourdan, Mrs Frederick Tuttle, Mrs-. Edward
Hinman, Miss Him,, an. Mrs. Frank Freeman
Miss Blanche I. Porker. Mrs. Samuel Herri man
jr.. Miss Isabelle Harkness, Mrs. Wallace Black
ford, Miss Forker, Mrs. Frederic C. Brown, Miss
Lowell and Mrs. Maillard M. Canda,
Mrs. George P. Britton entertained the
Wednesday Bridge Club last week at her home,
Xo. 202 New York avenue. The table was at
tractively decorated with white lilacs Among
her guests were Mrs. William Brown Mrs (.'
Miller, of Manhattan: Mrs. Edward C Meeker
Mrs. Gilben C. Peterkln. Mrs. Daniel Mackey
.Mrs. Jam** S. Beams and Mrs Robert Rid
In honor of Mrs. David Haskell Lanman, <>;•
this borough, and Mrs. Abel R. Corbin. Mrs
Albert C. Hamlln gave a tea at her apartment.*
in the Manhasset, No. 300 West !09th ntr.<t
Manhattan, on Friday afternoon of the 'week
before last. The hostess was dressed In pale
blue embroidered broadcloth. Mrs. Lanman
wore pale gray and Mrs. Corbln was in blue
The Now and Then Card Club had it* final
meeting at the Montauk Club on Monday. The
hostesses were Mrs. Clotllde Brown and Mrs.
Corlies. Among those present were Mrs. M. .U.
Wilson, of Manhattan; Mrs. Edward I. Hors
man, Mrs. Thomas E. Peafaall Black well Mrs
M. L. Underfill! , Mrs. E. 1.. Howland, Mrs Car
son C. Peck. Mrs. James C. Church Mrs B It
Welton. Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Andrew Halaey Mrs
John M. Rider. Mrs. F. C. Swan, Mrs Gilbert
Elliott. Mrs. James Moffett. Mrs. T. r, Wells
Mrs. Scyder. Mrs. Barnes. Miss Bauge Miss
Emily Bau^e. Mrs. Charles L. Rlckerson, Mrs.
1-. M. Meeker. Mrs.' G. V. Cartwrlght, Mrs.
a U £ lw li- 11 J JrlßßS ' Un - Eu ene Blssell and Mrs.
H. B. Illlston.
The Italian .Settlement Society will hold its
sixth minual meeting at the horn.- of the presi
dent. Judge Norman .«. Dike, No. 104 Colum
bia Heights, on Tuesday evening. There will
be addressed by Dr. Jane K. Bobbins, head
worker of Trinity House, on "The Italians of
Brooklyn" ; by Miss Doyen, head worker of the
Asacog House, on "Distinctive Uses of the Set
tlement,' and by Miss Horton, principal of Pub
lic School 7, on "The Sen-Ice of the Settlement
to the Public School "
The first annivereay of tho .Secretary Dunces,
which recently closed a season at the Pouch
Gallery, will be celebrated at the Farm House
Prospect Park, on May 17. The Invitations ore
printed on paper Imitating maple wood. The
dance orders will be souvenirs In the form «f
leather card cases. The patronesses tvIH be Mrs.
John H. Moeller, Mrs. Ccnig*. Shearman Urs
James i:. Rice, Mrs. Henry J. Gelien. Mrs!
George Bummers, Mrs. Waldorf Smythe Mrs
Henry A. Bade. Mrs. Cord yon Hoileuffer Mrs.
Joseph Khodes. Mrs. Henry \v. tilers Mis
William GHer. Mrs. William Wilson, Mrs* De
Coeurs van tier Wick- and Mrs. Harvey Hock
well. The committee comprises Arthur Newman
Moeller, financial secretary; Percy Moeller
corresponding secretary; Miss Estelle Goldbcrß!
Miss Carrie C. Shearman. Miss Margaret Rice!
Miss Beatrice van der Vtlde and Miss Helen ll
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. MAY 5. 1907.
Women's $50 to $125 Tailored Suits at $29.75 and $39.75
SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE? Yes, it does, ami yet the reason is very simple and obvious. The \veather! Xeed more be said? Has ever such a Spring oc
curred before? What maker could anticipate it? But it must end now. The ill wind that is blowing the makers ill blows this wonderful, almost impossible
good to you. There are but 95 Suits, and the purchase of any one is like drawing the grand prize in a lottery; the majority are worth $60.00; there are none
worth less than $50.00. and some, for the very early comers, are worth $125.00. A goodly part are easily worth $90,001 A maker famous for the exquisite taste
in his models, goodness of material and beauty of trimming and care in making had them returned to him through cancelled orders.
Styles are the season's most pronounced successes — many Etons, cutaways and pony coats some plain tailored, others elaborately trimmed. Skirts mostly
plaited stvle^voiles, chiffon cloths, marquisette. Panama, serge and fancy checks. Sizes 34 to 40. \<>.\K v". <>. 1). None credited. a««— a — — -. '■■ <•'■ ■ m«mk
The Great May Undermisslin Sale Begins To=Morrovv
Remarkable Pricing on Excellent Underwear.
Gowns, 49c. to $2.09.
Cambric Gowns, V neck, yoke of cluster tuck
in-, lawn hemstitched ruffl* on neck ana
sleeves, i9< ■ «
Nainsook Chemise Gowns, trimmed with fine
yoke of French embroidery, run with rib
bon, short sleeves; others ln cambric, open
M lit V neck, with cluster tucked yoke.
lawn hemstitched ruffle on ne.-k and sleeves,
Color*"! Petticoats, 29c to $3.08.
Striped seersucker Petticoats, trimmed with
deep flounce; value 38c, at 29c.
Chambraj Petticoats. In solid colors, trimmed
with attached section flounce; also percale.
In pretti striped effects, made with un um
brella rufflf trimmed with small tucked ruf
fle; value C9c., at 49c.
MUSIC AS MEDICINE.
Startling Claims of the Sew Har
monicopathic School of Doctors.
In the most recent development of medical and
men science, the discovery of the therapeutic
powers of music, we have a striking demonstration
of the deep underlying unity of the world. -All
i things work together." It has been said: whether
tor good or for bad. though, it is not proper here
to dismiss. But they do work together* somehow,
as has long been suspected by inspired minds.
Even uninspired minds, too. have unwittingly borne
testimony to the medicinal nature of music. Just
us a weed is a plant whoM use has not yet been
discovered so, 100 Is a poison a drug whose thera
peutic worth has not yet been determined. looked
at In this light, has not everybody always consid
ered mu«!r a medicine? Since the days of Pan nun
have been " loped" In various ways by sound*. The
number of distinct forms of intoxication producible
by harmoni real and fictitious, exceeds that of
the varieties of alcoholic poisoning. Not only do
the reminiscent "Jag." the weepy "skate- and the
drivelling "drunk" find their counterparts In mu
sical Inebriaticn; but them are many varl<>t!«» In
the latter species without parallel In tho former.
or Instance; there la usually supposed to be only
«.ne kind of drunk" but music i an boas!
of producing half a dozen distinct sorts of oel
liK^rent intoxication, ranging from the militant
j effect of '"Marching Through Georgia" to the brick
throwing frenzy caused by an Italian organ grinder.
j A similar comparison between m •■* c and every
other toxin reveals the superiority of the for
mer. >;.. wonder, then, thai physicians have at
last abandoned crude pills, powders and Instru
ments in favor of the rmrlor grand and the mouth
Three lines .' Investigation have already been
pursued with wonderful success. The effects of
music have been traced by advanced thinkers In
digestion, i" bacterial diseases and in n«r#ous af
fections. Rating promises at an early date to be
come an art wholly subservient to music. At pres
itrit music Is only an accessory to a repast: it I*
tho thins that gives tone to a dinner and two Hk -
uris t , the bill. But an persons respond to certain
kinds of melodies In certain definite ways, thereby
iiiditiK or retarding the masticating and chewing
processes, the medical world already plans t.i re
arrange dining halls and menus so as to take ad
vantage of this fact. Persons ••utinic at four min
ute beam ri< - will be aided In their rush by allegro
appassionato selections, while the leisurely lobster
cater in midnight rathskellers will put on the
stomach brakes by listening to "Ase's Death" and
Handel's "Largo." Bui science reaches Its high
water mark in dealing with the Fletcherltes, or
"near eaters," whose dally diet consists of not
more than three mouthfuls, and in lightening th.
lot of dyspeptics It has been found that. In ad
dition to aiding digestion, certain melodies reflect
the character of various viands so precisely thai
Fletcherttes and dyspeptics may actually Imagine
themselves eating such food when In reality they
are only bearing Us musical representative. It is
thus possible for a Fletcherlte to get through a
seven course dinner on one mouthful merely by
changing the tempo and rhythm of his jaw action
with every change In the accompaniment.
The dyspeptic who dares to swallow nothing at
nil may derive ample sustenance from chewing
on an Ink eraser or other yielding object while
the band plays on.
The professional musician will recognize In all
tills an Interesting development of "programme
music" along lines undrean ed of even by Straus
himself, who, with all his tone pictures of milk-
Ing cows, washing socks and eating macaroni, has
never been able to Inject Into chords and liar
,m ml the succulence and nutritlveness of ■ por
| terhouse .steak. "Programme music." the merely
' artistic manipulation of sounds, Is giving way to
j "menu music," or vibratory eating. Experts are
already at work figuring out the music that em
bodies the culinary virtues of sardines, butter
milk, lemon pie, champagne, hash, clam chowder
and so on. The melodic equivalent of hash, by
j the way, is said to be singularly like certain pas
sages In Wagner. One great difficulty students
have encountered Is the problem of dinner par
ties, where a large number of persons with dif
ferent temperaments must «-at together, ''an one
set of musical selections he found "which will aid
all the diners? The only solution thus far found
Is very unsatisfactory; it consists In giving each
man his own music through the ear tubes of a
private phonograph. This causes so much Inter-
i ■ nee with table conversation and th» elbow
action Incidental to eating that few will he con
tent with It. Another obstacle to success is due
to the fact that beverages cannot be chewed, and
hence are less affected by the rhythms of music
than solid food la. Nevertheless, real and rapid
progress is being made, progress great enough to
make Parisian waiters walk out on a strike In
protest against this revolutionary discovery which
threatens to put an end to tipping. It Is tru« that
when a man eats practically nothing save xnusto
the poor waiter will have to take to trombone
playing for a living. But every great upward stride
of man is made at somebody's cost. It will not do
to hold back on, this account.
The English lead in the matter of applying music
to disease. Recent dispatches from London an
nounce that the Higher Thought Centre (not a pub
lic sqcare, tut a club higher than High Holborn
In Its aspirations) has demonstrated that melody Is
better than massage, preludes than pills, songs
than scalpels and anthems than antidotes. Rheu
matism, heretofore treated with fair success) by
Turkish baths, is now cured by Oriental music,
'which has all the curative powers of the hot air
room, the steam room and' the Icy plunge, with none
of the disadvantages. St. Vltus's dance is healed by
rhythms ivhich reduce the dance to an easy swing.
But the great triumph Is the new cure for nervous
prostration. At last we know how to keep at work
tight*** hours a day (or ma Indefinite number oX
Brookhj n A dvcrtise m ents.
Short Underskirts. i9c. to 69e.
Cambric riideinklri^. made with full tucked
riitHe; others in muslin with cambric hem
stitched ruffle. 29C
Cambric Underskirts, with full lawn hem
stitched tucked ruffle, 39c.
Cambric ITndersklrts, with full tucked lawn
flounce, trimmed with embroidery; others
In muslin, tucked and trimmed with ruffle
of choice embroidery; others with full lawn
umbrella flounce, trimmed with hemstitched
tucked ruffle, 49c.
Corset Covers, 15c. to S l .OS.
Low jiei k Corset Covers, trimmed with hem
stitched ruffle, full front, Isc.
Corset Covers, full front, neck and arinhole
finished with luce edging, 19c.
hw N(i P ANOS
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The Sterling Co.,
Established 47 Years
Has gained an unquestionable reputation, which reputation in itself safeguards the buyer. We have more
at stake" than the customer, for we make our pianos, we know their high artistic value, guarantee that they are
right, and must remain right.
Sterling Methods Are Safest
Our business has always been conducted on a strictly one price basis. We manufacture the pianos, know their
actual cost, and sell them at a fair profit above that actual cost. Beware of those who exaggerate price and
value and then make imaginary reductions. We sell pianos at reduced prices but always for a common sense
reason. If an instrument has been used or its actual value depreciated in any way we* always give you the
benefit of the depreciation, and what is more, we tell you the actual truth about it. We are in business to
make money, but it would be business suicide to jeopardize the public confidence of generations by introduc
ing at this late day tricks that are not strictly honest and legitimate.
Stop and Think
Why is the so-called bargain store -•- anxious to sell you a $500 piano for $250; or a 51.000 one for $500? If the-e pianos
were actually worth $MX) or $1,000, just think how much money would be really lost on each sale, 'is it reasonable?
\\ hy is the bargain store so careful to withhold the real name of the manufacturer? Because in most cases such pianos
can be purchased at prices much below the bargain stores advertised price. Cheap pianos extensively advertised under
assumed names arc not a bargain and never a safe purcbaso. Buy a piano that you know has a name that must be
protected and your own common sense will tell you that you will get an artistic instrument giving the real pleasure of
genuine music and a satisfaction thai will be permanent! k^«i=>uic uj
Our Annual May Sale
Second Week in Full Force
Our annual sale is at the flood tide, offering: genuine opportunities never equalled in any of our previous sale* We started
this sale with over 50 pianos of various reputable makes, all put in perfect order, and at remarkable reductions m price.
M.mv of these have been sold, but man) more have just arrived from our workshop and make this week's advantage just
as great as on the opening day An inspection will prove what we say to be absolutely true. Come and *cc Our ft*
terms of payment make ii possible for any one to buy a piano of us." "
518=520 Fulton St., Cor. Hanover Place/ Brooklyn.
Open Saturday Evenings.
years without suffering from . general nervous
breakdown. Music will work the miracle; and if
there 1b neither symphony orchestra nor Jew-sharp
about the place the. sufferer needs only to think a
tune or two to himself or hum the same very
softly. lie can. we are assured, overcome In this
manner nil the miser] caused by the deafening and
lncesnant noises of .i treat city, But Inn. too,
rare must be exercised in choosing the right mu
sical antitoxin for each noise or disturbance. The
Higher ' Thought investigators have already found
harmonic counter Irritants to the noise of an auto
mobile and that of a trolley car, co that there is
ground for prophesying the early advent of the
day when ni«n shall walk through thundering city
streets as undisturbed as though strolling In a wil
derness. Welcome as this day will be, it has its
own peculiar dangers: for instance, many citizens
will meet an untimely death by carelessly humming
tunes rendering them oblivious to approaching ve
hicles and the warning cries of drivers. But this
Is the price of program, and tha city will pay the
Store Opens 8:30 A. M. Closes 6P. M.
Walking Skirts, 39c. to $9
Cambric Skirts, trimmed with hemstitched
tucked laun flounce, foundation and dust
Cambric Skirts, •>l tucked turtle.
trimmed with ruffle of i-h«>li tnbroidery.
Cambric Skirts, deep lawn I irked flounce,
in:, .-••! with full ruffle o( fi I embroidery,
others pretti! trimmed with lace, 98c.
Drawei a, 19c. I %
■ . ■ Drawers, I .. ■'. -.1 - : 1 1 • I trimmed with
t ucked and I • ruffle, 19c.
Masonville muslin Drawers, trimmed with
tui l-.'d and hemstitched cambric ruffle;
others In cambric, with hemstitched t'l^ks
and h< m, :
DIAMONDS FROM GUNPOWDER.
Sir Andrew Noble, In a recent address before the
Royal Institution in London on the- development
ol explosives during the last fifty years, related a
remarkable story of what occurred during one of
'■'''■ c.\-piTlin^it:> with a gunpowder mad- of cordite
an.l »-u:bcn. Artrr the explosion. hi which the ele
vation of temperature was estimated to have been
about k3M degrees Centigrade. ■ residue wat left
In the explosion <;• i..; .. , In which Sir William
I rookes afterward fwnu JtsmnMl* They were of
course. exceedingly minute, and nrcs* v*-« i-»*«
formed from th- carbon ;,,, i, ,■ thr Influence of th«
immense heat urn! pressure dev*top<Hl at the n-...
im lit of it,-- . \|,i, .■ on — Youth's Companion.
A SOFT ANSWER.
A canny ..Scot was i.. in;r shown over a sa-V
war for the first time in his life, and. bring Inter
ested in all he saw, i.lie.i his guide with all sorts
of question*. The marlno seemed particularly to
Interest him. and, going up to one. he pointed to
the grenade ' In tho marino'i cap. and asked what
i» wm, To* marlno lookod at him la »urpru«.
Brooklyn 'Advertisement* "
Chei lo St-69.
Nainsook Chemises, trimmed with ribbon.
beading anil lace edging, bottom finished
with tucked ruffle; others trimmed back and
front with insertion and edging of lace and
ribbon run beadlne: others with embroid
ered yoke anil lace edging. 49c.
Nainsook Chemises, trimmed across front
with lace insertions, lace edglnsr and ribbon
beading back aad front, tucked lawn ruffle
at bottom. G9f.
Aprons. 9c to 15c.
:. lawn Aprons; with duster of tucks at
Maids" Aprons, of lawn, finished with tucks
ar hem, '• 2c.
Gingham Kitchen Aprons, in neat checks.
!!nish> il w itli hem. 1 »
«£?» X?ut!S£. w ? rhat that lsr * hs atkei "to*
r.\ w lurn 'P« of course.'
wa^no* . m ?*'.K r ? v th « Scot impatiently. "I
was no axln aboot yer head"— Caj-dlffTlmes.
RUSSIANS AS CIGARETTE SMOKERS.
Every male in Russia over fifteen years o.i
•mokes about one hundred and fifty cigarettes v
wf«-k. according to a British consular report 01
loUnd and Lithuania. One pound of tobacco
■Miffl.fa for 1.000 cigarettes.— Baltimore American.
FOUR MILES A MINUTE.
The most wonderful bird flight nat^d Is rh«
migratory achievement of the Virginia plover.
which leaves Us haunts in North America ant?,
taking a course down the Atlantic, usually from
four to five hundred miles east of the Bermudas.
reaches the coast of Brazil In one unbroki »
flight of fifteen hours, covering a distance, of
over three thousand miles at the rat* «C to'-*
mile* a minute.— JDuadea Advertises;