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3c. per Copy. o , , , g-- THE LARGEST DAILY NEWSPAPER EV THE CITY. . THE CARRIXGTOS PBBLTSHKO CO. ' OFFICE 4QO STATE STREET. vol. LV. JSTEW HAVEN, COKK., SATURDAY MORNHSTG. JANUARY 22, 1887. NO. i . ' . Howe won THIRD WEEK JANUARY REDUCTION SALE. Msetajhi Goods Dep't. SPECIAL VALUES in all linen Unbleached Table Dam asks at i24, 25, 35 37tf 42, 55, 62c per yard. - - Red Bordered Damasks 25, 33. 37 50c Bleached all-linen Damasks 37A 50. 55 62 4 to $ a yard- Our 8-4 Bleached Damasks at $ 1 are excellent value. Napkins at 75, 95, 1, 1.15, 1.25, 1.50, 1,62, $1.75 and upwards per dozen. Napkins, in extra value, at 2 and $2.50 per dozen. Towels at all prices in low, medium and finer grades. Extraordinary bargains in Towels at 12 and 25c each. The size and quality of these towels will recommend them at first sight. Also a grand value in extra size Oatmeal Towel at 17c each. Crashes in good assortment We offer one small lot, 500 yards, of 20-inch Irish Shrunk Linen Crash, at 1 ic per yard, as a flyer. Crochet Quilts at 75, 1.20 and $1.25 each. We offer in White Toilet Quilts superior qualities at 2, 2.25, 3, 3.25, $3.50 each. These prices are very much under market value. A few odd lots to close, as follows: Raw Silk Covers $1. Cream Damask, red bordered cloths, 2y2 yards long, at $1.7 5 Bleached Linen Damask Cloths, yards long, 2 yards wide, with red pencil border, at $4 each, worth $5, etc. Special Values in White Plaided P. K's at 10c per yard. Also a great variety of Nain sooks, in Plaids, Checks, &c, at 10 and I2jc per yard. All Sorts Baraain List. Horse Blankets at reduced prices to close out. We partic ularize one lot of ALL WOOL handsome Plaid Horse Blan kets at $4 each, as much under value. ALL WOOL Fancy Blan kets for toboggan suits at $3.25 each; greatest value ever on our counter. Wool Blankets and Comfort ables at most comfortable prices for the purchaser. One lot of Ladies' Foulard Dress Cambrics, yard wide, at 5c per yard, usual price, 10c. Reduced values in many lines Ladies' and Children's Hosiery to reduce stock. Continued sale of E. M. Smith's stock of ribbons, BEST QUALITY.at HALF PRICE as follows: Mr. Smith's prices were 40, 33, 27, 20, 15, 12c. Our prices are 20, 16, 13, 10, 7, 6c. Worsted Hoods, hand-made, at half price. Special bargains at 25 and 50c; formerly 50c and $IOur GREAT MARK DOWN on Cloaks has pro duced the desired effect. They are selling freely. Purchasers are advised to examine this stock and secure a garment at 50c on the dollar. Lot Worsted Moss Trim mings for 25c, reduced from 50. Ridiculously LOW prices on Furs. Don't invest a penny in furs until you have looked through our stock. ANNEX BARGAINS. In this department we call aipntion this week to THREE SPECIAL VALUES in all- Silk Black Rhadames at bo, 87cand$i a yard. These prices will rule through this month only. Black Cashmeres, 46 inches wide, for 7;c. our regular 88c -inalIrv A 11-Wool Black Goods for a c and soc. regular price 58c. Three pieces All-Wool Black Diagonals tor 69c a yard ; re duced from 85c. DRESS GOODS. One lot Dress Goods, 52 inches wide, for HHr - rscnlar 60o goods. Lot All-Wool Dress Goods, 54 inches viilo. far B9a a vard: fortnerr price 08c. Bargains in Dress Goods at 15 and 25c a yam. Goods delivered free In West Haven, westvme ana r air Haven. INSURANCE BUILDING, Har Maven, Coun. Hon StetsoB WE ARE NOW READY TO FILL ALL YOUR ORDERS IN" LAUNDRYING, DYEING AND CLEANING, Carpet Beating AND soouniisra, The Forsyth Dyeing, Laundrying and Bleaching Co. Works: State, Lawrence and Median le Streets. Offices: 878 and 645 Chapel St. BEST FORK BEST ACCOMMODATIONS LEAST DAMAGE Only to be had at TROY STEAL! LAUNDRY 80 Center Street. A. J. CRAWFORD & CO. Free collection and delivery. Telephone. nS WKO-oisions, Xc. !INE FLORIDA ORANGES. w r-vnoiva ti-n.v 100 boxes of Fancy Florida Oranges, which we shall sell at only 35c per dozen, former price 83c. Tha nhnrft ant l&nre and warranted sweet. Be Mire and secure some before they are Rone. Nice Florida oranges isc aoien, vaienca aira Messina Oranges 12 to 18c dozen. Fancy large tnin ssin Leraous ic uozen. Poultry. Poultry. Fresh to day. Turkeys 10c lb. Chickens 15c lb, all full dre3ed. ... . Qilmor & Co.'s fancy Old English Plum or Wed ding cake "just fills the bill." We guarantee It su perior to any plum cake manufactured. This cake should figure at every reception in the land. Try it. You will want more. We are still selling our Elgin Creamery Butter at only 30c pound, and fine Table Butier at 25 and 28c pound, an puarantetxi jHarxeuujr pure uukKi. Big Bargain In Raisins Mil Prune j. 100 boxes fine loose Muscatel Raisins 10c pound. 25 boxes new French Prunes Be pound. The finest Figs you ever saw (0c pound. Fancy .Block Island CodUfUi 5c pound. Verv line Codfish 8c pound. We rail a real nice looking New Orleans Molasses at only 35c gallon. A fancy vv nue oogar aynip at jgnuou. A fancy Porto Rico Molasses at 48c gallon. An extra fine New Orleans Molasses attic gallon. Everything in our Hue at bottom prices. D M. WELCH & SON, 38 and SO Congress Ave. Branch fin. 8 Orand St. CLARIFIED CIDER, Warranted to keep sweet, 25 cents per gallon. Grandmother' Peaches, Perfection Tomatoes, Evergreen Corn, Stringless Beans, Asparagus, etc., etc. A. M. FOOTE, 458 STATE STREET, Between Court and Elm Streets. FRUIT GHEAP2 Sweet Oranges 15c to 25c per dozen. Cutting up Oranges 10c and upward per dozen. New Lemons 10c and upward per dozen. Choice RiDe Bananas 35c per dozen. New Dates. Figs, Prunelles and White Grapes. Clarified Sweet Cider 25c per gallon. New good cooking Raisins 8c per pound. New Prunes, 4 pounds for 25c. 4 quarts New Beans for 25c is a bargain. Try Quaker Rolled Oats. 2 packages for 25c. Perfection Self raising Buckwheat is the best: 15c and 30c per package. we a so sen me renecnon unprepansu duck wheat in bulk, which gives the best satisfaction. Evanorated Annies. Evartorated Peaches. Evap orated Raspberries, Pitted Cherries, Dried Whon tleberries, 12c per pound. Fine New Orleans Molasses, 4uc gauon. Fancy New Orleans Molasses 00c gallon. Table Syrup 35c per gallon. Finest Potatoes 65c bushel. The bet Yellow Turnips we hsve ever put in for winter only 40c per bushel. We have splendid bargains in Flour, Sugar, Tea and Coffee, and in our mi-at department. Fresh Poultry Fnaay ana samiaay. J. II.- KEAR.VET, ELM CITT CASH GROCERY, 74 and 76 Congress Avenue, Cor ner Hill Street. Union and Register copy. Evaporated Fruits. Peaches, AriricotB. uneraes. Raspberries. Whortleberries. Apples, SUN DRIED Apples, Peaches, Prunelles, French and Turkish Prunes. All New Goods, selected Stock. COOPER & NICHOLS, Ja3 378 State Street. CLUES UMd by the test manufacturers ana mechanics iu uiv Pullman Palace CarCo., Mason A Hamlin Organ Piano Co., Ac., for all kinds of JUvt tc&rk. At the New Orleans Exposi tion, Joints made with it en tturea a testing strain of over 1600 Pounds TO A BOCABE INCH. PronauMeed MtronaeH qluknotrn. 1W0 GOLD MEDALS. '.rmina TWA. If em Or loans. 18S5. ' If yonr dealer aoesnoi seep 11 jjul-' end his card and le. poatape fur wimple can, FREB, WONDERFUL TONE, PERFECT 1DTI0H, UNEQUALLED DURABILITY. OVER I5.0O0IN USE. Not one has failed to glre satisfaction. BEST MATERIAL, FINEST WORKMANSHIP, FULLY WARRANTED. Send far Catalog and Prices to C. M. LOOMIS, TEMPLE OF MUSIC, new Hsveii merman. Bridgeport Dvabary udWaterbarr. ' SOLE AGENT FOB. KBW HA YEN AND FAIBFIELB COtrHTIES. tyFnll slock of Sheet Unite, Music Books Ma musical avreiwaaiH, always on nana. R. G. RUSSELL, ARCHITECT. Oatiw Mra. Kw HtTN ,0ms LEPAGES MTHOSHEii IvovisxatiB, Xc. NIMBLE GEORGE. George be nimble, George's a brick, George jump over the counter quick! Jump it lively, jump it slick, Don't knock over the butter stick! Now, my friends, if not too late, Look and see what jumps I make. Butter good and Butter sweet, Butter that cannot be beat. Butter by the ton for all. By the tub the pound or ball. Prices low, 'tween you and me. But you'd BUTTER come and see. 4 1-3 Pounds Best Butter gl.OO, GEO. W. H. r UGHES, Independent Coal Dealer, 34 CHURCH STREET. PERFECTION PASTRY FLOUR. A Genuine California Flour. Blake tbe Best Pastry. .Try One Bag-. T. E. SMITH, 783 Chapel Street. TELEPHONE. Litchfield County Poultry. TURKEY S, DUCKS, CHICKENS. ALSO LITCHFIELD COUNTY Fresh Pork and Sausages. HURLBURT BROTHERS, 1,074 Chapel Street. CORNER HIGH. SCOLLOPS! SCOLLOPS! First of tin) Season. FRESH SALMON, Blueflsh, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel. Halibut. Eels. Hard and Soft Crabs. Clams, Lobsters, Oysters, Etc., Etc. Reed's Market, 59 Church Street OPPOSITE THE POTOFFICB. J FT. W. SMITH. Manager. Litchfield County Poultry! Turkeys, Chickens, Ducks. Prirat Keef. Mutton. Lamb. Veal. Fresh Pork Pork Tenderloins. Full Dressed Chickens 15c per pound. Nice Full Dressed Turkeys 18c per pound. Fine White Celery 13c per bunch, two bunches for 85c. Spinnach. Lettuce, Cauliflower. Bananas. Oranges, Lemons, Cranberries, Malaga Grapes, Catawba Grapes. Stony Creek, Rockoway and Lighthouse oysters opened to order. W. D. JUDS0N, S05 AND 507 STATE STREET. IT IS NO HUMBUG 1 But a POSITIVE FACT ! Dawson at 341 State street seeps the largest stock TEAS AND COFFEES to be found In New England. And that in thestock can be found about 100 boxes of Choice Oolong Teas, from 10 to 20 pounds each, that will suit the most fastidious. DAWSON'S, Oysters for Christmas. STONY CREEKS, B LUE POINTS, BRAS FORDS, &c, &c. A. FOOTE & CO.'S, 858 ST?.A.n?3EI 337. 10,000 Pounds Christmas Poultry. Ducks 12c. lb. Oeese 12c. Ib. Chickens 13c. Ib. Turkeys 14c. lb. L. SCHONBERGER, 1, 2, 3 Central Marhet, Congress Ave. PFAFF'S. VENISON. L C. PFAFF & SON 7 AND 9 CHURCH STREET. SHBIFFELE'S. Singed Wiltshire Ham and Bacon. PRI9EE BEEF. O rouse and Venison. Telephone. JACOB F. SHEIFFELE, 409 State Street, near Court. COARSE SILT AFLOAT. Xow discharging at Long Wharf a cargo of Ragged Island Salt ex. schooner Anna W. Bar ker. LOW PRICES and Custom House measure for vessel delivery. J.D. DEV7ELL & CO,A IMPORTERS, 233 to 239 State Street. CHRISTMAS GOODS. For choice materials for Christmas Dinner call at my place and inspect my stock of Beef, Mutton, Turkeys, Chick. ens. Partridge, Quail, Roast ing Pigs, Lettuce, Celery, Spinach, In tact, Everything First-Class IN MARKET LINE. C. E. HART, 35Q and 352 State St. NEW STOCK AND STORE. THOMAS KELLY'S, Corner ot state ana Pearl Streets, Lowest Living Prices. Poultry, Meats and Vegetables, and a general supply of nr t-class Family Giooeriea, Buy a bird of me and be happy. Try onr Native JDre.sed Beef at 16c. Cranberries, Jellies and the finest of Fruits. By buying of me you can gave money. r.POSBV'S COLD AND CATARRH CURE f. tiua nrosorintion of a physician who for over 50 years has been most successful in the treatment of Catarrh Cold in the Heid, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, etc. Thoueh active in its curafave effects, it may be "SuiS-I.h. mnm tender infant. F. CHOSBY CO.. S6 West 25 th St., New York. When not: sent by msll -50c. ART WALL PAPER STORE, 8GO CHAPEL STREET, -rn Xt. JBPPOOTT cto GO., Wa are offerine some verv good Bargains In Wall Papers for the next SO days, in ail grades. Any e m want of Wall Paoer will do well to make their selection soon, while the stock i3 complete. BRANCH B UHrj ejs.itb, JWwmEn. svnn. iCtsccliaueoxts. VAULTS AND CESSPOOLS. Have them attended to belorc the ground freezes and save expense. And don't forget to send for FARKHAra, who guarantees satisfaction. "der book at It. B. BKADI.ET CO.'8, 408 State street. ROBT. VE1TCH SON'S. 974 Chaps) street J. T. LEIGHTON. 29 Broadway. P. O. Box 855, City. Prompt attention to orders. -NOTE IT. SEALS Engraved. New Designs. Brass Copper Sets. RUBBER STAMPS, LINEN MARKERS, Everything In Stamp Line. 13 CENTER ST. - A. D. PERKINS.- Bicycles nil Tricycles. New and Second-Hand. Examine our stock bef or you buy. WILLIAM M. FRISBIE & CO., aul3&m 85 Admiral Street. GREAT REDUCTION! IN STEERAGE RATES FROM THE OLD COUNTRY. Pav vour friends' passages at once. Tickets good for one year. GEO. M. DOWNES & SON. 869 CHiFEL ST., eor. CHURCH. A USEFUL PRESlNT. Large variety of Nickel Plated and Plain Copper lea n.eiues. Pearl, Agate and Granite Tea Pots. PARLOR STOVES AND RANGES G. W. HA7C CO.. II Chnrch St. W IL 'J NUFACTURED ONLY 3Y MACBETH ALTO. PITTSBURGH' PA'3 f ALERS EER-T WHEBC WEAKIUNDEVELOPED f'arts of the Body Enlarged, Develooed and trengthmed. Simple,narmlM .or. Su-Treatment Full partioulars, te.timoniaht.eto, mailed sealed, free Andrew. SKta MgCIOAJ. CO., BUJJA-LO. tf.j. THE I.AITSIRY-MAII'S Picture is unsurpassed in popu- larilj-. Requests for it are com ing in constantly from all parts of the West, Mexico, South Amer ica and Europe. Before they arc gone, send 25 Welcome Soap Wrappers to CURTIS, DAVIS Sc. CO., Boston, and get one. When this lot has been sent out no more can be had. dleodawSm HOLIDAY GOODS ! We are now prepared with as large an assort ment of goods in our line as ever brought into New Haven, comprising some very fine Vienna Sets, in or open. Wine Seta, Water Set, Lemonade Sets, Smoking Seta, Dinner seti, Tea Sets. Plated Nat Picks 1 dozen, in cases. 1 Dolls House, cost $16, for 810. 1 Dolls House, cost Si 2. for $8. A large line of Mechanical Tots at axf. Library Lamps and Stand Lamps in an endless vAriedy Dinner Sets and Library Lamps on second floor. ROBINSON, 90 Church Street, near Chapel. dl4eod R. & J. M. Blair, 57, 59 & 61 ORAMEST., FURNITURE DEALERS UNDERTAKERS, Have the finest Painted Bedroom Suits In tbe olt New Parlor Suits, Walnut Bedroom Suits. The best Spring Bed for the money. Splint, Rattan, Cane and Rush Seat Chain great variety, as low as can be bought. UNDERTAKING promptly attended to, night or day, with care. RmffM nremrvad without ice in the brtat, nrnnna. Also Sole Agent for Washburn's Deodoring and niainfontinir Fluid. A new lot of Folding Chain and Stools to rent for i parties or funerals. JjS If M see V of 3 O m EXACT LABLK IS OH dk i tc M EACH CHIMNEY AS g m - I f SHOWM IN PICTURE. S jeSgodtf I REASONS WHY Yon should consult Dr. Brown if you are suffering with any ebsenre, long standing, chronic disease: I BECAUSE he has had over 20 years practical experience in treating this class ot ailments. BECAUSE he has studied and is thoroughly familiar with all systems of medicine. BECAUSE he is an independent, scientific practitioner, and is bound by no code of ethics. BECAUSE his medicines are all pure and un adulterated and are prepared under his immediate supervision. BECAUSE he uses no mineral medicines or poisonous drugs. BECAUSE his charges are always moderate and within the reach of every one. BECAUSE he is accurate in his diagnosis, and always gives a frank, candid opinion. BECAUSE he fulfills all his promises and ef fects cures or gives relief exactly as repre- BECAUSE he gives to all FREE CONSUL TATION. II. N. BROWN, M, 1)., 9301iye St. NEW HAVEN, CONN. Hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Of fice closed on Sundays. . CONSUMPTION. t have a positive remedy for the above ("'.sease; by its nsa thonsandB of cases of the worst kltnl atM of long s anding have been cured. Indeed, so strontr Is my faith in Its efficacy that I will send fWO BOTTLES FREE, together with a VAlX UABLB TREATISE on thisdiseose. to an t sufferer. Give ei preas A P. O. address. PK. T. A. SLOC U M, isi fear! St. K. Y Mrs. 13. R. Jones, DENTIST, 74G Chapel, cor. State Street. Over Brooks &. Co.'s Hat nd Fur Store. OFFICE HOURS 9 A. M. to 5. P. M. JUST FOUR INCHES of good advice. Not a temperance lecture; not a medical tretise; but som common sense words full of meat (not drink) for tbe sufferer from DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION. And that's a Yankee. Look at them. Don't they all suffer at times? Then let them use their Yan kee shrewdness, and. instead of drinking bottle af ter bottle of alcoholic preparations, which only stimulate and irritate their stomach, producing lasting evil instead of doing: good, let them get a box of D. K. small lozenges cont'unirg in condensed form all the medicinal properties needed to completely cure all DYSPEPSIA, INDI'IKSTION HEAHTbURN, and remove ACI I TY OF THE STOMACH. Dr. Mark R. Wood burr has used them in his p; actice for 43 years without a failure. He prepares them now for the public. He calls them his Dyspepsia Killers. Price, 50 cents a box. (Trial size, 25 cents.) Sent by mail to any pari of the United States on receipt of price, by DOOlITTLf! Sc SMITH, Wholesale Agents, 24 and 26 Tremont (., Boston, mass. ja-0 nr FOOD FOB THE BRAIN. Dr. R. C. Flower's Nerve Pills are radical ly different from every other brain and nerve preparation known in medicine. They are the result of years of patient, exhaustive research, and have been nsed with marvel ous snccess by Dr. R. C. Flower in a practice which is the largest enjoyed by any physi cian in America to-dav. THE SECRET of the wonderful virtue of these pills lies in the fact that, unlike other preparations, they are neither a stimulant nor a narcotic, but a pure FOOD FOB THE NERVES and brain. They strike at the root of nerv ous and mental disorders, arresting old age, prolonging youth, and maintaining vigorous health and life. tJ One hundred doses in every bottle. Fcr sale by all druggists, $1 a bottle. Oar magnificent new and enlarged formu la book mailed free, and post-paid, on re ceipt of your address on a postal card. THE R. C. FLOWER MEDICAL CO. 1702 Washington Street. BOSTON, - - MASS. ED.PINAUDS PERFUMERY AXS TOILET ARTICLES, HENRY DREYFUS, Sale Act for the V. S. lO t'Ol IiTLA'D ST., N. Tf. 34 wedastf dr. j. w. annuities, K!im.tharTuniMa nhvsician of L sixteen ' vears1 experience, has found electricity toembody all the elements necessary for the treatment and cure of acute, nervous and chronic aiseasos, aiso atomacn and liver complaints, Brights' disease, spinal troubles, inflammatory and sciatic rheumatism, uterine disease, etc. Electricity is far reaching in iu power to heal and to stimulate the blood into action. Give electricity the trial to cure you that you do medicine, and watch the result It will also cure any skin disease. ; Give it a trial and judge "TEj-w.-coMMiiias, No 4 Church Street. ' WOOD'SBLOCK. 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Dkltverkd bt Carriers in tfte City, 15 cents a Week, 50 cents a Month, $3.00 fob Six Months, $6.00 a Yeab. The Same Terms isr Mail. Saturday, January 22, 1SS7. liKlBE CKuSSIrlUS. Some recent shocking accidents have sharp ly called attention to the "grada crossings'' of the railroads of this State. For several years there has been a growing conviction that they must go. Last winter a bill to change them was introduced in the legisla ture, passed by the house and defeated in the senate. A bill much like that which failed last winter has just been introduced in the house. It requires that from two to five per cent, of the grade crossings on every road in the State shall be changed each year. If a railroad company has declared no dividend for the year immediately preceding the order of the commissioners to remove a crossing at grade, the expense of the change shall be equally borne by the road and the town, city or borough in which the crossing is situated. If a road has paid a five per cent, dividend it must pay three-fifths of the cost; if it has paid five and not over eight per cent, divi dend it must bear seven tenths of the ex pense; and if its dividends are over eight per cent, it must pav four-fifths of the cost. There is no division of opinion as to the necessity of abolishing the grade crossings. The railroad companies agree with the public in this matter. But how best to do it is a difficult question. Something will probably be done at this session, unless the small towns feel that it is for their financi 1 inter est to defeat any plan which requires them to share the expense of changing the cross ings, me people of Mew York have had math the same experience in dealing with this matter that Connecticut has. The board of railroad commissioners of that State calls attention to the loss of life that has occurred at grade crossings, and says: Were it a law that as a rule railroads should pass over or under highways, and only be permitted to cross at grade by a special order of court, these constantly recurring casualties would be greatly reduced, if not entirely done away with. The board has recommended to three successive legislatures an amendment of the present law requiring newly constructed rail roads to observe such a rule. The bill has failed in every ease. Action is frequently taken under the statute to protect grade crossings. Notwithstanding its existence, however, the board receives more complaints from this than any other one cause. The legislature of this State should take proper and reasonable action this winter, ac tion that is fair both to the towns and to the railroads. It is better that a little, or much, money should be spent than that people should continue to be killed or wounded at the dangerous grade crossings. EDIiOKUL NOTES, There is a good deal of sharp competition in lying nowadays, but Mr. "Gus" Bossman seems to be fairly entitled to wear the medal nntil some more robust and consistent liar rises up and wrests it from him. "An honest man's the noblest work of God." One of the "boys" of New York city politics was asked the other day for the defi nition of an honest man. "Well, sir," said he, "my definition of an honest man is a man that will stay bought." The census of 1880 makes it appear that Worcester then had 58,291 inhabitants. An estimate of the present population, based upon a newly compiled directory, gives the city over 81,000. This is lively work, and encourages those who believe in the new uni versity. Rich men and politicians have captured a number of United States senatorships this year. The St. Paul Pioneer-Press truthfully says: If there are not more States found to follow the example of Vermont, Minnesota and Connecticut this year, popular discon tent with the Senate as at present constituted will soon assume proportions which even the Machine politicians cannot disregard. The intelligent compositor, the lynx-eyed proofreader and the expert telegraph operator share between them the responsibility for an amnsing blander recently made in a San Francisco paper. A certain member of Con gress took part in the long and short haul discussion. "I feel it my duty," he said, "to vote for this measure." The correspon dent of the San Francisco paper telegraphed this utterance, adding in parenthesis after the word "measure" the words "long and short haul." But the sentence was printed: "I feel it my dnty to vote for this measure. (Long and short howls.") The petition of Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles to Congress is interesting. He asks for an appropriation of $100,000 to be ex pended in developing his system of producing rainfall and resisting cyclones and tornadoes. After a lengthy dissertation in which the general maintains the logical feasibility of his inventions, he says that to precipitate rainfall he would by a combination of the available inventions, chemical and mechani cal, send torpedoes charged with dynamite and other explosives in skeleton balloons into floating rain clouds and there explode them by magneto electric force through the well-proved time fuse, to send shocks and vibrations throughout the aerial horizon. In order to carry out his invention to the best advantage and to pradace the best results, he wonld desire "the co-operation of the signal corps and the liberal employment of artil lery, both light and heavy guns, nnder favor able conditions of the army and navy and of the volunteer service of the respective States as an auxiliary force, by single guns or by salvoes, in combination with explosives in the aerial realm." The investigation of the burning of the Temple theater in Philadelphia has brought out some instructive facts concerning the dangers of the electric light. It was demon strated that when, as sometimes happens, the insulation of the conducting wire be comes detached and the wire is rnn or passes through woodwork, incandescence may be set np. Also where two wires are placed near together, with woodwork between them, , cross currents may be induced by the pres ence of meistnre on the wood. Wires pass ing through window sills or casings have thus at times been set on fire by rain. When fire is in this way produced in woodwork it cannot be extinguished by water or by a Babcock extinguisher, which will only inten sify the blaze, the acidulated water which it emits strengthening the cross current which is doing all the mischief. Another thing proved was the possibility of fire being communicated by the enclosed electric lamp globes. A cotton handkerchief was wrapped around one of them and in a few minutes it burst into Same. It was further made clear that if an electric lamp is broken in an at mosphere charged with illuminating gas it may produce an explosion. The Rev. Dr. Robert G. Hutchins of Ober lin in a talk resent ly before the Congrega tional clnb of Cleveland said some things that are worth attention. He intimated that the charitable work the churches were advo cating and practising was doing harm instead of good by keeping in existence poverty, disease and crime which is the result of the inexorable law of heredity and which it would be for the general benefit to let die out. The tendency of the position taken was that the law of "the survival of the fittest" is a fact, and it is questionable whether its course ought to be interfered with. In con clusion Dr. Hutchins said: "To seenre the highest advantages of the world for heredity ministers must acknowledge that they cannot save the race alone, but must welcome the co-operation of the scientists, psychologists and philanthropists. We must regard Chris tianity not only as an instrument of prepara tion for tbe future world, but also as a power for the improvement of this. We must trust largely the reenperating powers of nature and be patient. I do not look for any sudden or miraculous elevation of the race by heredity. I even believe with Guizot, 'that God, who spent ages in fitting the earth for the resi dence of man, may well spend ages more in fitting rectified man to inhabit a renovated earth.' " TENDER. Tennyson says: "Edith was feminine to her tender feet." How different Wyoming is in this matter! She's rather rough and masculine to her "tenderfeet." Chicago Mail. "Have yon the time?" asked a Burlington woman of a man who was rather unsteadily pursuing his way np Church street. "N no, madam," was the reply, "but I had it last night." Instructor "That's hardly the position of a soldier. Do you know anything about drilling? ' Kecruit (confidently) "Oh, yes; it's marked down to nine cents a yard, double width." Tid Bits. Mrs. Ram's nephew did not get through a college examination. "He was all right," his aunt said, "us long as he was writing the answers to printed questions, but he failed when he came to the vice versy." Punch. The Vassar Miscellany is authority for the statement that "a girl can limit her incident al expenses at Yassar college (inclusive of books) to $25 per annum." This, of course, put the expense of confectionery and $400 or $500 worth of other incidentals on the young man. Life. "Farewell, father, I can stand your re proaches no longer. I will seek some foreign clime England most likely and once there I shall search for a wife amongst the nobili ty, and then " "Oh, my dear son, anything but that! Have some consideration for your poor mother and sister, if you have none for me. I forgive you. Come, come to my arms!" Life. Mr. Crane-Fallen (the eminent exponent of palmistry) "My dear madame, your hand seems to indicate that yon at some period of your life experienced a great sorrow followed by a great joy." Mrs. Nevada "How won derfully correct! I got that scar from my first husband's razor in '49. He was trying tc cut his throat, don't yon know, and in spite of all I could do he succeeded." Tid Bits. "This coasting is very dangerous," said the teacher. "SuppoEe half a dozen of you boys were shooting down a steep hill on a bob sled, and a man should drive into the road in a sleigh; how could you get out of his way?" "Wouldn't try !" shouted all the good boys in chorus, "the man'd git ont 'o the way!" Then the poor teacher called np the class in mental philosophy and three new bobs came to Bchool the next day. Brooklyn Eagle. Women are always kind to each other. Yesterday a Sixteenth street lady was chat ting with one from K street about a certain belie of four seasons. "Ah," said Mrs. Six teenth, "I hear Miss Blank is still unmar ried." "Yes, and getting older every year," said Mrs. K very kindly. "I haven't seen her for a long time; does she show her age?" "Not if she can help it." And then they laughed and reached out for another victim. VVashington Critic. Afraid He Don't Love Her. Mrs. Mc Spillkins' mother is stopping with the fami ly, and there is some little feeling. Johnny McSpillkins was reading in a Texas paper about a man who killed his brother. Johnny asked: "Pa, is a man who kills bis brother a fratricide?" "Yes," responded McSpill kins. "What is a man who kills his father?" "A patricide." "And when he kills his wife?" "Uxoricide." "And when he kills his wife's mother?" "Justifiable homicide," replied McSpillkins, glaring at the old lady. Texas Sittings. The Clock Was Set. New Orleans Timeo-Democrat. He was a darkey who wanted an alarm o'clock. This was his mission when he en tered Hart's jewelry store. After getting in there he informed the accommodating clerk of the nature of his visit and that individual hastened to wait on him. He wished the clock set so as to spring the alarm at 3:30 a. m., as that was the hour at which he had to get up, as he worked in a restaurant that re quired early service. He was particular as to the time he wanted it to go off, for he was going to the theater to spend the earlier part of the evening and was anxions not to over sleep himself the next morning. Tom Sog ers, the. clerk, a jocose fellow on such occa sions, at once saw the opportunity to have some fun at the dark purchaser's expense and took advantage of the same. He set the alarm accurately to go off at 9:30 p. m., put the clock in a box, received the price and handed over the parcel. The bnyer put the timepiece into his overcoat pocket, loitered around unconscious of any impending racket nntil it was time to go to the play. Then he entered, and in company with his best girl took a seat in the gallery. He soon became absorbed in the fate of the hero on the stage and had no thought of his overcoat, that he laid on the chair next to him. Everything was perfectly quiet. Sud denly there was a resounding clatter in the pocket of that big o iat. Such a going around and buzzing interrupted the gallery proceed ings. The shock aroused him from his rev eries and his seat at the same instant. With a frantic clutch he grabbed the coat, clapped his hat over the instrument of noise, vainly endeavoring to still its diu. The colored ladyjby his side shrieked ont in wild affright. A Seneeambian philosopher in his rear gravely explained to the startled persons around him that tbe man had de veloped into a battery of electricity, and to move away from him or they might get struck. This caused a commotion. While this was going on the clatter ceased with as little warning as it had begun. Silence was restored, all save the audible smiles that cir cled round tha gallery. As soon as the pur chaser had recovered from his surprise he took in the situation, appreciated the joke and afterward detailed his experiences to Tom Rogers, saying that "darned thing made him lose a whole act." IltNT WITS OF UTILISING Tbe Numerous Tbiacs Whieh onr Forefathers Threw A war. fBrooklyn Eagle. There are hundreds of things which our forefathers threw away which we find many ways of utilizing. Within a generation the residnary products arising from the manu facture of gas, which were formerly consid. ered worthless, have through new methods of distillation and manufacture been made to yield coal oil, salts of ammonia, naptha, tar, pitch, creosote, benzole, carbolic acid, paraf fine, aniline, napthaline, and by combination with coal, shales, alum, copperas and sul phnric acid. So it is with the contents of the ragpickers' bag. Woolen rags, old stock ings, white flannel, carpeting, serge, tailors' trimmings, old coats, gowns and other con demned garments are sent to the shoddy manufacturer where they are torn into shreds, mixed with new wool and ' manufac tured into cheap and serviceable cloth. Woolen rags are also ground np into flock and artificial flowers and ean always be used, no matter how old. Linen cloths are sent to the paper manu facturer and transformed into the best paper. The enormous shop of Marcus Ward & Co. at Belfast, Ireland, depends largely upon the linen manufactories of that place for its paper stock. Cotton rags go to paper mak ers, while house rags and dish cloths, which are covered with grease, are sold to hop growers for manure. All kinds of paper are sent to the papier mache manufacturer, who produces various ornamental and useful arti cles, such as tea trays, cigar and tobacco oases and match boxes. Bones are boiled for their grease and gelatine, converted into charcoal and used in sugar refineries, sold to the tanner, who manufactures case handles, knife handles and other useful articles, or they are ground np and sold to the farmer as phosphates of lime, forming an excellent and highly valuable manure. Old bottles, vials and fragments of glass are remelted, colored by a unique process and mde into fiat pieces which are broken np into irregular shapes to serve as mosaic win dow glass. Pieces of tin and tin cans are sold to chemical works or to manufacturers who melt them into window weights. Old boots are sold to men who patch them up for the cheap trade, or if they are too dilapi dated thsy are ground up with other frag ments of leather and compressed into insoles for cheap shoes. The tin and solder are re moved from old saucepans and sold to the dealer in these articles. In Paris the utility of everything is demonstrated. Coal and ashes are sold to brick burners, the dye is extracted from scarlet cloths for wood stain ing purposes, and the bodies of dead cats and dogs are skinned and the hides used in the manufacture of gloves, and one enterprising cnap onys bits of bread, grinds them np and resells them to French cooks as bread crumbs. A Sousltlve Bostoalan Narrates Peculiar Woes. From the Boston Post. Bis I heard of a pathetic outgrowth of nervous sensibility yesterday. A professional man who is not only a painfully self-conscious man, but also one given to observing things about him with great minuteness.has become so acutely susceptible to the essential ugli ness of the hu man ear that he scarcely sees anything else in the people about him than their ears. To a physioian, an expert in ner vous affections, whom he was wise enough to consult, this gentlemen told his story some what after this fashion: "It was as many as hve or six years ago that the sight of a par ticulariy hideous pair of ears, one of which had beeu slit in a ghastly manner in some accident or tight, set ms to reflecting on the extraordinary caprice of Providence in set ting, in the most conspicuous place upon the head of its curious earthly achievement, such utterly absurd and unsightly contrivan ces as human ears. The ear is useful, no doubt: but might not an infinite ingenuity and an omnipotent choice have provided man with an auditory appliance less hideous than this convoluted excrescence? I was led to ask myself, Is there any such thing as a beautiful human ear? I looked up all the passages in polite literature iu which the human ear is referred to, and found not only that such passages are extremely few, but that the beauty referred w all the comparisons of delicate, pink-edged feminine to the translucent exteriors of sea shells and the like are simply comparative. No poet ever thought, so far as I could find, the beauty of finding absolute beauty in the ear. It is only as a pendant or an accompaniment, less hidaous than nsual, to the beautiful head and face of a lovely woman, that the actual ear itself, as apart from the faculty of hearing, ever becomes tolerable iu poetrv. In art the ear is a thing to be dissembled; no realist was ever so unblushing as faithfully to paint the ear as it is. Photography reveals it iu all its ngliness. but poetry bears the same re lation to art that the dissection of the body does to the love of humanity. The rnnning of these through my mind led me to start a sort of Lioly Urail quest for a really beauti ful hnmau ear, and, at the same time, I found myself searching out, whenever I got upon a street car or a railway ti'ain, and as I walked down the crowded streets, ail the ugliest ears, with the instinctive eagerness of a connoisseur, lhe ear habit grew upon me. I beca-ne a sort of collector of ears. When I came into a railway train filled with people my eyes ran down the long rows of ears next the aisle to see whether there was a vacancy in the devious lines that I might fill with my own. That row of ears to a man who had fallen into the habit of observing noth ing else but the ears was horribly suggestive of a sea serpent. I say that all this began five or six years ago, but of course my ma nia for such it has become did not all at once take this serious form. It has been a gradual growth. Now I find it threatening, perhaps not my nental balance, for I feel capnbie of maintaining that, but my peace of mind certuiuly, and all my old sensibility to the beauty of the human form and the loveliness of life about me. My old keen sense of tlie beautiful I lament, as a fallen angel might lament the joys of paradise. For me there is nothing in the world bnt ears, ears, ears. The pleasure ihat I sometimes feel in meeting a specimen less hideous than the rest does not repay me for the offense whiuh the nmform dead level of ill shaped growths inflicts upon me, and I am resolved, if medical science can - do anything for so strange a malady to take the utmost possi ble advantage of it. If I conld so influeuce my organs of sight as to make it impossible for me ever again to see the human ear at all, it would be a consummation devoutly to be wished." I understand that the eminent physician consulted in this case was nonplussed for a time, but has at last succeed ed in so influencing the sufferer's thoughts and attentions by diverting them to other channels that he is already .somewhat less poignantly conscious of the ears he sees. That the doctor is in fact fighting the old mania with a new one and intends to checs the new before it in its turn shall take po9 session of the patient as did the other. 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