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Steamship Vancouver Arrived Yesterday. She Made the Rim in Ten Days With Lillie Bad Weather. Her Saloon Decorated For Christmas, The Long Overdne Ocadian Reaches I’ort at Last. The steamship Vonoouver or the Do minion line whioh was not expected to ariirs her# until Tuesday poked her nose around the breakwater yesterday fore noon after a remar kahly quick trip from Liverpool. Although nearly all of the Vancouver have encountered very severe storms, the Vancouver oame through with only two days or what might be called really bad weather. She.brought in the ueual cargo and thirteen saloon, twenty-nine second cabin, and forty-eight steerage passengers all of whom were bound for Boston or the west. The Vancouver’s saloon is wortn going a long ways to see. This ship has a sa loon steward by the name of Ueorge Haines, who la an artist in his way. To gether with his assistants he baa deoo rated the saloon of the Vancouver in a manner whloh would do credit to any dworatoy^ the country. In the .first place all of the stanchions and the panel ing aronnd the sides of tne saloon are green with holly arranged with very pretty tffeets on a background of red and wnlte bunting. This with the rioh fur nishings of the saloon and its brilliant sleotrlo illuminations make it a very at tractive place but It is the deooratlons on the large mirrors whloh are sunk in tht ends and side of the saloon which give this ship its festive appearanoe. Ueorge Heine's canvass baa been these mirrors and his brush has b en a piece of soap and soma other materials the names of whloh he guards with care and does not make public. In the first plaoe he has drawn on the central and largest mirror of the eoloon a line likeness of the good ship Vanoouver which is perfeot in every detail and stands out on the bright sur face os though it were Uone iu silver in stead of common soap with a bit of color ing bare and there The other mirrors are smaller but be has utilized every one of them in a most elleottve way Un one Is a very pretty yacht whloh he terms the Shamrock which every good Britisher hopes will win the cup now held by the Yankees. Surrounding this picture are apnroprlate Christmas mottoes Un an other mirror be has drawn the Portland Head lighthouse. This was done from memory when the Vancouver was far at sea and it is bo perfect in every detail that one would almost bt inclined to ba ileys that this saloon steward was libbing a little when be says that It was drawn from rnsmory. Un still another mirror Is the picture of a bull dog pita his teeth showing and his fora paws resting on the /Union Jack. About this is Inscribed “Bet them ail oome. What we have we’ll hold," which is a very appropriate in scription at this time wnen Ant-land is battling in Booth Afrloa for the existence of the empire. There are other decora tions la tbis saloon, all from the same hand whloh are at onoe novel and inter esting and which snow that this saloon steward is an artist In his line. The Britisher makes much of Christ mas. As the chief steward cl this shlD said yesterday: “Uood, steady men In the crew who never depart from the straight and narrow path llou it hard to tear themselves away from old .England at Christmas time. » They all want to be at home and some of them, after exhausting every possible avenne for exouse to ba given leave of absenoe for this particular season, simply take matters In their own hands and don fc oorne aboard when sail ing time arrives.1’ Hut the Dominion line does muob for Its men on Christmas. This year the offi cers of tbe ship from the oaptaln down to the lowest grade with a tew of the clerks of the company here, and some Invited coasts will sis down on Tuesday to an old fashioned Christmas dinner suob as Englishmen love to think abont. There will be plenty of the beef of old England, tome of Its gool liquor sod to top oB BABY LAUGH It belongs to health, for a baby, to eat and sleep, to laugh and grow fat. But fat comes first; don "task a scrawny baby to laugh; why, even his smile is pitiful! Fat comes first. The way to be fat is the way to be healthy. Scott’s emul sion of cod-liver oil is the prop er food, if he needs it; but only a little at first. We'll send you a little to try il you like. •DOIT & BOWNE, jo* tejul street. New York. with Ml Kngllafe plum podding of the finest moke, in tbs meantime the orew will have a glorious Christmas diansr la tbs assond oahln saloon, where they wU feast and asks marry to thalr heart* con tent, and indulge In *11 of the OM holi day oustoma, with songs and stories, so dear to the British heart. <U tbs time they will b> wishing they were home with thell friends In tbs snag little Island across the sea, bot as long as they oan’t b» there they will do thalr bast to make marry ham. On the manifest of the ▼aaooaear was an English plum pudding consigned to Mr. Webrrllng of Portland. It la evident ly a gift from some English friend, and la ah.mt the funniest importation that any ship has brought hem yet. 'l’HE OCAU1AN ABKIVKS. The long overdue steamship OoadUn arrived yesterday afternoon, twenty two days from Liverpool, She left ten days ahead of the Vancouver, bnt arrived here several hours after her and behind the Homan by two days, the latter ship hav ing sailed foor days later from Liverpool. The Oosdlsn had a hard passage of twen ty two days. She was biflfi'ted isbmt hr westerly gales and enoountered all kinds of htd weather, but met with no acci dents. She brought In 23 ions of bulk ohalk for Boston and 350 tons of general oargo. A COAL STEAMER ARRIVES. The ooa] steamer Britannic arrived here at half past two o’clock yesterday after noon with a cargo of the Cape Breton ooal for the Urand Trunk pockets. Her oaptaln knowing that he would have to SDeud his Christmas away from home brought his family with him nnd on Christmas day vylB have a Christmas tree ror them on board with a merry dinner after the true English style. It hag no rival, or competitors. The Kee’ey Core. The institute is at lfil Con gress street. Over 21 years experience. OBITUARY. JOHN ELLIOTT. John Elliott, who died Instantly of heart disease, last Thursday evening, re turning to his home, which he had near ly reached, 13 Fore street, and to which he was tenderly borne by those who saw him fall, was a member of tha well known firm of McKuslck A Elliott, horse ahoers, and a native of New Brunswick; but had been a much esteemed resident of Portland for more than thirty years. He leaves a widow and two oblldren. A service In hU memory was held Sunday at the Bethel ohnroh, of whloh he had oeen a member for over twenty years, and wae deacon at the time of hie death. A man of rare Christian character, unas suming, and of Incorruptible Integrity, the pastor in bis remarks [described blm in tne words of Cbrlst: "An Israelite, indeed In whom there le no guile.” EDMUND HOMKK KICHAKD3. The funeral servloes for Edmund H. Klobards, ’-ere held on Saturday after noon at two o’clock at No. 9 Moody street, the Kev. A. H. Wright and Kev. W. S. Kovard officiating, assisted by the St. Lawrence choir, consisting or Miss Dunbam, soprano; Miss Benner, oontral hi; Mr. A. B. Hall, tenor and Mr. Laird, bass Tbe burial was at Evergreen oeme leiy. A FAKEWELL TO MK. ASHTON.; Friday evening Longfellow Lodge, Sons of St. Oeorge, held a regular meeting at Myetlo hall. After disposing of tbe bosl nees tbe party adjourned to Wererltag’e cals, where a banquet was tendered to Mr. Charles Ashton, the deputy grand president of the lodge who 11 about to save Portland. About twenty members set down to tbe tables. He narks ex pressing regret that Mr. Ashton Is to seek other Helds were made by President E. Darker, Post Presidents Wfslker, Aokroyd, A. C. Carles, Kegtnald Carles and U. W. K. Clarke, Vice President J. W. Dyer, Mr. H, P. Uoold, M. W. Mc Mann and Chaplain Samuels. A re sponse wae made by Mr. Aatton. During tbe evening a fine entertainment wae rendered by Mr. Holdewortb ol Westbrook, who wae accompanied on the piano by Mr. H. W. C. Manning. PILUltIM FATUEHK. At tbe meeting of Portland Colony, No. 57, United Order ol the Pilgrim Father*, held Friday evening at the lodge headquarters, 53 Temple street, the committee on hall was Instructed to secure new quarter In the hall to be oc cupied by Shepley Camp, S. of V., In Baxter block. The nrat meeting of the colony will be held In the new ball, Fri day evening, January 4th, when the newly elected officers are to be Installed by the Deputy Supreme Uovernor, M. A. K. P. K now 1 ton of Lewiston. MANUAL THAI NINO SCHOOL. Saturday tbe oily lormally commenced work on ths manual training sohool building whloh la to be located at the comer of Cusco and Cumberland streets, on the site of the old Caero street ohuroh. The work was begun on tbe foundations for tbe new building. There was a stip ulation In ths agreement qvttb the trus tees of the Walker estate that the work should begin before January 1, 1901, tbe funds not to be turned over to the city unless this part of the contract was com plied with. SUDDEN DEATH OF CONDUCTOR Richmond, Duos labor 33 —Heorge D. Lunt, a freight conductor on the Maine Central died suddenly at his home hen this afternoon aged 47. He was In the employ of the oomyany thirty yean and was mads a conductor about twelve years ago. He belonged to the Order of Rail way Condnoten and was widely known among railroad men. REBUID1NO THE MACHIAS. Boston,December Si.—Work of re-bulld lng t he gun boat Maohlas, at the Charles town navy yard. Is 4fi per oent completed and It Is expected that she will be able to go In oommlsslon In three months if ths present force of.men Is kept employed. Then are now 35i) men engaged In the work of putting the ship In good order for sea duty. J.R. LIBBY CO. Store built be open this evening. Mar King dobun fine prices of Rogers9 . Silver 'COare i* much UK* marking down | the Value* of Government I minted Gold Dollar*. For "Roger*' Silver Ware ha* a Standard Value the World around. fieVerthe le** our Entire Stockof "Roger*' Table Silver i* price-cut for today (and thi* evening) only. Every piece in the col | lection i*genuine "Roger*' make and i* Warranted to give *ati*f action. Rogers' Table Knives, 0 for 98c Rogers* Dessert Knives, 0 for 89c Rogers’ Table Forks, 0 for 98c Rogers’ Dessert Forks, 0 for 89c Rogers* Tea Spoons, 6 for 69c 4 patterns. Rogers’ Table Spoons, 8 for 69c 4 patterns. Rogers’ Dessert Spoons, 3 for 49c 4 patterns. Rogers’ Coll Meat Forks, 89c kind for 69c Rogers’ Cold Meat Forks, 49c kind for 39c Rogers’ Berry Spoons, 98c kind for 76c Rogers’ Berry Spoons, 69c kind for 49c Rogers’ Gravy Ladles, 89c kind for 69c Rogers’ Gravy Ladle*’ 49c kind for 39c Rogers* Pie Koives, 98c kind for 73c Rogers’ Pie Knives, $1.25 kind for 98c Rogers’ Oyster Ladles, $1.49 kind, $1.19 Rogers’ Oyster Ladles, $1.23 kind, 89c Rogers’ Soup Ladles, $2.19 kind, $1.69 Rogers' Soup Ladies, $1.09 kind, $1.19 Rogers’ Soup Ladles, $1.98 kind, $1.49 Rogers’ Soup Ladles, $2.39 kind, $1.75 Rogers’ Coffee Spoons, were 6 for 69, now 6 for 59c Rogers* Orange Spoons, were 6 for $1.69, now 6 for $1.39 Rogers’ Sets of Sugar, Spoon and Butter Knife, were 49c, now 39c; were 60c, now 49c. Rogers’ Fruit Kuives, were 6 for $1.39, ___ <• c_ Rogers’ Fruit Kuivcs, wore 0 for 89c, now (i for f>9c liogors' Pair Salt and Poppers, 49c oioa for 39c 6 Sets Sugar, Creamer, Spoon holder and Teapot, were *5.98, now $3.8!) 3 sets were $8.00, now 0.89 1 set was $19,00, now 13.98 Complex Castor, with bolties, 1.09 , Child's Cups, Pintrays. Cake llaskcts, $1.89 kiud for 1.39 $7.49 kind for $5.50. / liuttcr liishes. were 13.25, now 2.19 $2.49 kind for 81.09. Napkin Rings. 3UO fur 2Se | esc for 49c 49c for 39c | SJc for 69c Holiday Sale of Lamps. "Price Cut. $2.25 Lamp marked down to $1.69 3.49 Lamp marked down to 2.83 3.98 Lamp marked down to 2.98 J. «■ LIBBY CO. 5.98 Lamp marked down to 4.39 a39 Lamp marked down to 4.89 7.19 Lamp marked down to ' 5.89 8,49 Lamp marked down to 5.89 9.89 Lamp marked down to 5.00 10.98 Lamp marked down to 7.98 12.00 Lamp marked down to 7.49 12.89 Lamp marked down to 8.98 15.00 Lamp marked down to 9.00 Games. Mark Down on Garnet. 6 cent Gamea marked down to 3c 10 “ “ •• •• •• 7c .< .• >• t. 19c 50 “ •* “ “ “ 39c 75 •< •• •• ** « 59c $1,10 and 1.00 Gamea marked down to 75c Chafing Dishes Marked Down. Were $7.50, 7.89, 0.89, 3.08 Now 6.00, 5.00, 4.50, 2.19 ClocKs Marked Down. Were 98, $1.39, 1.49, 1.09, 1.98 Now 75. *1.00. 1.19. 1.25. 1.49 Mark down on Magio Lanterns, Iron Toys, Skates and Toys. 10 cent Toys for 7o 5 cent Toys for 4c Do we noed to tell yon where the pop ular Stocks are ftcated? Hardly, for jfim keep tab with them. T>jIIs ? The cutest lot we ever kept. The North Section of the Basement is just thickly populated with Dolls. 5 cents will buy a Doll. Five Dollars will buy the Doll Queen. And there’re a thousand between these prices. Sleds is it ? Ask little Miss Trowbridge right by the elevator, in the basement. Ask her about sleds. _J. B. LIBBY CO. ono II WUI8K t)U0 UUl Ut VU0 line, nuu before you can count fifty she’11 aell you a splendid sled for next-to-no-price. Boys' or Girls' Sleds It's all the same to her. Voj-m Marked Down. 19 cent Vases for 15c 25 cent Vaae. for 19c 39 cent V aae. for 29c 49 cent Vam for 35c 69 cent Vases for 49o All Vases above 69c a special discount of 20 per cent today. Now come upon the First Floor. HooKf MarKed "Dottm. Hookas. Board-Cover Juvenile Books at Half. A-B*C Brownie Books, tho 50 and 25c kind at loo Cruises with Captain Bob, 25c The Mountain Girl, 25c American Giri Abroad, 25c Captain Charles King's Books, 25c Four titles. Children's High Cost Books. |1.25 edition Father Goose, 67c f 1.25 edition Mother (»oose, twe Robinson Crusoe, 463 pages, 75o edi tion, at 50o f;!.00 edition Robinson Crusoe at 75c Chatterbox, 1900 edition, 65c I'adJed I’oels, Elegant Edition, each book boxed. Stic edition at 50c 98c edition at 75c *1.49 edition at *1.25 *2.27 edition at 1.50 Longfellow Remembrance Book, a dainty edition. Was 89c, marked do wn to 50o Others with the price cat In twain. Christmas Cards at Half. Rapheal Tuck's elegant Cards. The 10c kind for 5c The 5c kind for 3c Tho 8c kind for lc And many of the higher grades cut just as radically. TiooK-s in S'et-r. A number of popular sets, 2, 4 to 8 books in the set; the boxes have got broken in handling, so we cut 25 to 33 per cent from the price. Fiction, History, Humor, Poetry, etc. Odd Books, Single Books from sold out editions. Books a trifle defaced marked down. You can stock s Library today for what a dozen Books used to cost. _J. R. LIBBY CO. ' - - ■ « SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON. Huston, ilfcsmber HU.—The annual con vention of the national fraternity of Slsuia Alpha Epsilon will be held In Hoe ton during llhrlstmas week. The headquarters will be at tbe Vendome. The first meeting of the supreme oounell will be beld on Wednesday morning. This will be followed by a general sight seeing tour. The oouventlou sessions will open at tbe VsDdoms, Thursday morning, and continue through Satur day. Thursday evening the local mem bers will give a reception at the Ven dome In honor of the visiting delegates and on Friday evening toe visiting dele gates will make up the largest theatre party ever held In Boston nt tbs Hollis street theatre A banquet will end the meeting on Saturday evening. What Shall We Hava for Dissert ? This question arises In he family every day. Let us answer It today. Try Jell-o, a delicous and healthful dessert. Pre pared In two minutes. No boiling! no baking! simply add boiling water and set to cool Flavors:—Lemon. Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry. Get a pack* age at your grocers today, 10 ots. DUAUAV, l«C. U, I'JW, aHE five dollar line of Smoking Jackets and lounging coats having been entirely sold out and an unquenched demand for more still raging, our Haberdashery department will put on sale Monday morning twenty-two fine high class Jackets at $4.98 each, which have been marked down from #5.50, $6, $6.50, $7 and #7.50, new fresh goods, perfect in style, and workmanship, beautifully tailored, actually worth yesterday’s prices, but reduced to #4,98 simply to meet a crying want. 'TM _» . _ _ 1._I_l_ il_ _ -.11_l!..— i ucie o uu« u uuu>W|-muj mu titwuiuui sizes, nothing among thorn for very large men. For Charity Christmas Trees there’s good pick* ing on tho basement bargain bench. All the defaced, broken, warped, soiled or otherwise damaged things from the big toy seotion are on this table and a little money will buy an armful. OWEN, MOORE & OO. LAST CALL FOR CHRISTMAS. THE BOLAND CLOVE CO. Oorner Congress and Oak. CLOVES 25c to $5.00 MITTENS 25c to $5.00 VEILINGS 19c to $2.50 SPECIAL BARGAINS FOR TODAY. CHRISTMAS COOKERY. We've put a spoke in the Pastry wheel of the household Machinery this year that you’ll appreciate We've also gone a step further and relieved you of Pudding perplexities. Our Ovens are also at your service for Roasting Turkey* and other Birds, you merely preparing them for the baking. Ron your eyes over the list of Ready-to-eat Dainties that are awaiting yon here and make a mental note of the Low Prioes. You re always welcome here, whether you buy or not. No bakery this side of Boston will show the Different Kinds of Cakes that are to be found here. We have covered the Cake field thoroughly. A few of them : Christmas Cakes, all sorts and sizes, from 15e to *1.00 1.0R Cahills, filled with Brownies to please the children, 15c 6iicht Holiday Mixed Cake, 20c ib. PLUM PUDUINGS. We sold hundreds of Our Famous Puddings last year. We made them eo rich and delicious that the same people are order ing them again this season. They will bo On Sale Saturday and Monday. Order as early as possible. Plum Paddings, wrapped in wax paper and put up in a neat box, 20c each. PIES. Every kind, mnde from choicest materials, oil sizes, 10c. 20c. 25c. OTHER DAINTIES. Angel Cakes, 20c, 25c. Molasses Fruit Cake, 10c, 20c, 25e. Lillies’ Fingers, 9c a dozen. Large and small Cream Puffs, filled with ordinary filling, 25c, 12c a dozen. Cream Puffs, tided with Fresh Whipped Cream, just, the thing for the Sunday or Christmas dinner. Largo ones, 35c a dozen; Small ones, 18c a dozen. Orange and Strawberry Marmalade Squares, 10c each. / ✓ Coooanut Cakes, made Fresh for Saturday ‘ and Monday, 7c a Dozen. 3 Dozen for 20o. Raised Doughnuts, 15c dozen. Molasses Crullers, 10c dozen. Sugar Crullers, 10c dozen. BREADS. No meal is complete without a loaf of Mother’s Bread. It’s the nearest to the Home-made Bread ever put out by a baker. You couldn’t tell the difference, it’s so light, flaky, sweet and nutritious. 10c a Loaf at all Grocers. Our famous Rye Bread, 5c a Loaf. Bread Boys. Cate boys made of bread, just tbe thing for the ohildren, 10c, 15c, 25c, 50c. CHRISTMAS CANDIES. Our ordinary, every day mixtures have a big sale, beoause they're made of hue goods, and are pure and rioh. These Christmas Candies are a shade better. All the Finer Grades of Confections at Moderate Prices. * A Very Nice Chocolate Mixture, tons of it have been sold, only life lb. Broken Candies in large quantities, made Fresh Daily. Candy Baskets, a big assortment at 12c Dozen. CHRISTMAS BOXES. One of the largest and Finest Lines In the city. Some are filled with candy, and hundreds of empty onea Any of them will make acceptable Christmas Gifts. Prices are Low. .