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IlttsBald Not.. Thriving Daltoa-H.w
Villa at Lasoxi
PUUnfltd, Mail, Nov. 17, 1894.
ft vlalt 'to the' Berkablr region, it
delightful In maimer, In the fall ot
the year, with Its blue ikies, bracing
atmosphere and Indian summer rest
fulness, charming. Southward from
Plttifield, a mile or so, just off. the
Lenox road, rises a spur of South
Mountain, somewhat higher than our
own East Rock. A new roadway has
been constructed through the fields,
which leads with easy grade to the
summit, where the visitor finds spread
before him a magnificent panorama of
scenery. Looking north, the city ot
Plttsfleld appears central In an amphi
theater ot hills,. with branches of the
head-waters of the Houaatonic river
embracing It. At the 'right shines
Melville lake, upon whose borders the
poetHolmes once dwelt, his beautiful
country home being at present the res
idence of Mr. William Pollock. Just
beyond He Silver lake and Goodrich
pond, the emerald surfaces of which
brighten the way leading to pretty
Dalton, lying In a cleft of the Hoosac
range of bills at the northeast. Taw
ny Greylock rears his head, twenty
miles away, to the northward; and be-
yond stretch the hills forming the
boundary between Berkshire and
Franklin counties, while past the
birth-place of the poet Bryant they
carry the eye nearly thirty miles to
the Vermont line. Northwest, Potter
Mountain, of the Taghconio range,
stands above all neighboring heights,
and locates the .talked of new route of
the Boston and Albany railway to the
city last named, lessening the distance
some eighteen miles, when its heart
shall have been pierced by a proposed
tunnel. Before you. In the vale, near
where the Consolidated road's trains
cross a country road, stands an em
bowered cottage, the legendary home
of Holmes' creation, "Elsie Venner.'
The novelist, Herman Melville, is said
to have penned some of his tales near
the lake bearing his name long before
he became an employe in the New
York custom house. The large and
well preserved Plunket mansion, on
East street, contained the real clock
upon which Longfellow baaed his fa
mous poem, "The Clock on the Stairs."
Near by, Rose Terry Cooke, in recent
years, indited many of her interesting
sketches, and here she closed her life.
Across the way Parson Todd prepared
his "Lectures to Young Men," and edl
fled his hearers from the desk of the
First Congregational church, at pres
ent occupied by Dr. Davis. In Lanes-
borough, the next town north, lived
Shaw, the "Josh Billings" Almanacs
man, and in the country graveyard,
within sight of the passer-by, is his
Adjacent to the city are extensive
farms, such aa-the Allen, Milton, Ben
edict, Valentine and Walker farms,
upon which are costly houses and farm
.buildings, the owners of which Indulge
their agricultural tastes with various
crops, blooded cattle and other inter
ests pertaining to husbandry. The
Valentine and Walker estates border
upon the beautiful Onota lake, upon its
eastern and western shores; while
southward is an upland farm region,
traversed by West street, one of the
excellent thoroughfares leading out
from the cltv. The bulldine trade is
brisk, lumber and materials being
moderate in price.
Burbahk Park, comprising a large
tract of land upon an elevation over
looking Lake Onota and the city, a
gift of the late Abraham Burbank, is
destined to prove one of the attrac
tions of this city.
A newly constructed road, with
hardened surface, extends from Pitts
field to Dalton, five miles distant.
Here are located large mills, which
have made the names of Crane and
Weston famous throughout' our land in
connection with the fine writing and
book papers which they produce. A
, large new brick structure, replacing
one burned down a few years since,
from whose roof floats the national en
sign, indicates the place where are
made fine papers used by Uncle Sam
for curreney and official purposes,
which are manufactured under his su
pervision. The mansion houses of
Lieutenant-Governor Weston . and the
Messrs. Crane are elegant and costly.
New buildings have greatly increased
of late; four churches, handsome,
commodious structures, .two of stone
and two of brick, are among the num
ber. At Lenox, the church where Dr. C.
H. Parkhurst, of 1 New York renown,
was 'preacher for" seven years, still
bears Its Fanny Kemble clock dialv al
though the clock itself, like the donor,
is now done with. time. It stands upon
a commanding elevation at the north
end of the broad avenue ' constituting
the main street of the place, while the
parsonage, one of four built, within
one year, recently, stands half way
down the hill in amicable relation with
its next door neighbor, the house of
the Roman Catholic parish priest. At
a point in the rear of the church a fine
ly constructed winding driveway
leads to the rear of Mr. W. K. Jesup's
newly erected home. Here is a sightly
; location; the house is unique, being
' built of boulder stones from this vicin
ity which are o laid-that-the outer
t surfaces of the walls show 'no tool
marks,; The slightly" concave ' front
' faces an extensive stretch of country,
with its congregation of hills, extend
ing, past Bear Mountain, in Stock
bridge, on to JBJgremont,' in the south
western corner - of ' the state. The
house (tad barn have each an "eye
brow" '.in the roof, which produces a
peculiar architectural effect In- the
fall of the year the beauty of this re
gion is enhanced by the abundance of
non-deciduous trees which thrive here.
. The diversity of .'landscape gives to
each property1 a distinctive character,
and furnishes ample scope for the dis
play of constructive tastes. " 1
The costly house of Mr. A. P. Stokes,
representing a million or more of dol
lars, with its' village of farm buildings,
is situated a couple of miles west -of
the center, upon the southern slope 'of
, a commanding elevation. Directly in
front, a half mile oft, the famous lake
' known, as Stockbridge Bowl, now
called Mahkenac, lies like a beautiful
oval -mirror; while, a mile or so dis
. tant the Taconlo range of hills' stretch
V .es along the western horiion.- The en
lire property, reaching the lake and
acres In extent. A sixty thousand dol
lar .reservoir, extensive green-houses
and ' handsome boat-house constitute
some of Its Improvements. The im
mense building, with tall forest trees
In the background, with Its great ga
bles and lofty cupolas, presents a
very Impressive appearance. Fifteen
chimney stacks rise from the roof, and
a front section, ot handsome light
granite, with a grand bay window, has
the architectural beauty of a palace
front. To pass around the house one
must traverse a thousand feet. The
great pile seems in harmony with the
grandeur of its natural surroundings.
In the same section of the town, oc
cupying an elevation, beautifully pre
pared by nature herself, with the
ground sloping gently In every direc
tion, Is the elegant residence of Mr.
Henry H. Cooke. The house Is built of
fine yellow colored pressed brick, hav
ing a main building, with several large
square windows In its front, supported
on either side by magnificent wings,
having extensive ' porches with colon
nades, and extending a considerable
distance to the rear. The whole struc
ture makes a most symmetrical sur
mounting of the wide-spreading lawns,
from the midst of which it rises. Mr.
Cooke has among his possessions a
large lake, a running brook, a pine
tree grove eight or ten acres In extent,
and a beautiful grove of hickory trees.
The superintendent's house, together
with the farm buildings, complete in
their appointments, are located an
eighth of a mile from the family man
sion. The entrance and exit, the lodge
and fences, all exhibit much taste and
the place Is one of the most attractive
Mr. John Sloane is making - at
"Beecher Hill" great changes; his
farm buildings alone are to cost some
sixty thousand dollars. John E. Par
sons, the noted New York lawyer, who
owns a great tract of land, is enlarg
ing his already large house, while Mr.
W. D. Sloane is making additions to
his great villa residence.
On the Stockbridge road, midway be
tween these fine properties, IS seen the
site of Hawthorne's residence. The
little one-story red house, burned
down a few years ago, was si'uated
close to the roadway, on the rim of a
stretch of broad meadow land, which
reaches down to the edge of the
"Stockbridge Bowl." Here "Tangle-
wood Tales" and "House of Seven Ga
bles" were written.
In the Athenaeum Library building,
at Plttsfleld, is the old-fashioned wri
ting desk which he used. In the book
case portion, on opening the solid
doors, is seen two portraits of the cel
ebrated author; one is from the origl
nal negative, by Mayall, London, May
19, 1860, and the other Is an engraving,
by T. Coles, which Is framed by wood
from a window casing of the Lenox re
treat, and presented by the Century
company. There Is also a photograph
of the cottage taken ln May, 1890, the
month before Its destruction by fire.
It is said that he used to walk to Len
ox, two miles distant, for his mail, and
that he was regarded by his neighbors
as very uncommunicative. To-day the
street fence, of narrow weather beat
en boards, with small and larger gate,
Is about the only indication of any
habitation having ever occupied the
spot F.W.J. S,
Thanksgiving-Day Gowns.
From Harper's Bazar.
The good old fashVn of family reun
ions on Thanksgiving day will be very
general this year, and is modernized
somewhat by people of wealth who
keep their country houses open and en
tertain large house parties, who add
in many ways to the gaieties of the
neighborhood in the lovely autumn"
weather. .
For these holiday gatherings in the
country nothing could be more appro
priate than the high-necked dinner
gowns that are so much in vogue this
season. These may he merely a waist
of chiffon, of Liberty satin, or of silk,
with a skirt of darker silk, or perhaps
black satin or peau de sole; but there
is something effective in a complete
dress of one material. Such gowns are
made of the new striped silks of a
light color out of which seem to "rise
stripes of black moire. Quarter-inch
bayadere stripes make up charmingly
In turquoise blue .with black moire
stripes. A dress of this silk, made to
be worn at a country-house dinner in
New England, has the high waist
hooked behind, and the whole gown
oVer a pink silk lining. The top of the
front la white chiffon aecordeon-pleat-ed
over white satin, extending low on
the left side. The right side, is cov
ered diagonally to the shoulders in
folds of the striped silk holding a sin
gle rever of white gros grain thickly
dotted With very small spangles. A
feature of this pretty waist is six small
stiffly folded bows of the stripes lined
with white and silver, and each caught
by a 'ball of silver,' going "straight
down the front and tapering to a wide
bias, belt of-the striped 'silk. The col
lar, giving a contrast of. color, is of
rose miroir ' velvet,"1 with points of the
velvet on the side, instead of choux,
The plain skirt, tour yards and a half
wide, has three folds in the back, held
in place by three little bows 'on each
side quite near the top.
For more elderly matrons, . as the
hostess receiving her sons. and daugh
ters, are handsome gowns of , black
peau de sole made with a moderately
wide skirt, well cut, and entirely un
triromed. Very silky black crepon is
sometimes ' preferred to silk of any
kind, while -others use black -. satin.
The slightly. pointed waist of -the ma
terial is draped in Nfront with black
chiffon or. a . becoming color, ; and is
completed by a Jarge .collar' -of white
lace that is appropriate for the ma
tron, though much worn by young wo
men also.. The sleeves are the prevail
ing glgots. :'-t:i-:,fc;'
For . the . dancing, dresses of young
women guests at a house party a full
skirt ot white silk or satin' well serves
as the foundation of various toilettes.
A girl returning from Barls brought
four waists to .wear with a single white
satin skirt One of these was of pink
chiffon, i another of miroir velvet i of
palest turquoise blue, a third of chine
silk in which Nils green prevailed, and
a fourth entirely of white chiffon. All
of these except the latter were high In
the necK wivn inres-qusner neeveav
At Corofl -Id Point Tb. VumI Lying Eur
Upon MimI txprctwl to I'Uwt at High
Tido flood PnwpMt or !( Her.
Saybrook Point, Nov. 2!. The
schooner Annie J. Pardee of New Ha
ven, aground In the west end, ot Corn
field Point shoal, will probably not
be a loss, tt sensationally reported
yesterday afternoon. The vessel lies
In an easy position and at dark to-night
the captain of the vessel had set no
signals of distress, and apparently
was simply waiting for a high tide to
float him. The shooner ran aground
owing to the exceedingly low tide on
the shoal, and because she was at the
same time to the northward ot her
course. The shoal is sand and the
schooner Is not Injured. The sea Is
sharp from the northwest, but Is not
sufficient to pound the Pardee. She Is
In no danger as long as the wind
continues In Its present direction. It
Is expected she will come off on the tide
which Is high at 10 o'clock to-night It
is possible the strong wind may keep
the tide down, in which case the vessel
will not float until It subsides. Tugs
were sent to the assistance of the
stranded schooner to-day, but could be
of no use, as they could not approach
the shoal water. To all appearances
at dark Captain Crosby, who is In com
mand, had no fears for his vessel and
he and his crew were In no danger.
The schooner Is a three-master and
bound to Boston. She Is loaded with
1,000 tons ot coal. On board the vessel
are the captain and his nine men.
The schooner is owned principally
by Frank W. Benedict of Benedict,
Downs & Co., New Haven. She Is
valued at about $20,000 and is one of
the largest vessels sailing from this
She Is In the coal trade and sails be
tween points on the coast. She started
from Georgetown several days ago
with a large cargo for a well known
Boston firm.
In the- heavy wind which has pre
vailed for the last two days she was
driven In on the bar where she was
soon sighted.
The Pardee was built In Bath, Me.,
in 1882, and has been In the coast
trade ever since. The cargo is insured.
There is no insurance on the vessel.
Lat ' r Fi ur nf the rew Reported Drowned
Lyme, Nov. 28. A dispatch received
here from Saybrook late to-night says
that four of the crew of the schooner
Annie J. Pardee of New Haven, ashore
on Cornfield shoals, have been drown
ed. Three others are clinging to the
rigging. The weather is extremely
cold and the men are believed to be
suffering terribly In the rigging.
Communication from New Haven
with Saybrook Point is cut oft late to
night and the stpry of the loss of the
four sailors as. reported in the dispatch
received at Lyme canot be confirmed.
Old Rice Corn, Warranted,
6c per lb, 5 lbs 25c; $4 per 100 lbs, by the bbl.
Will not be complete unless you have
Most nutritious and palatable, and endorsed and highly. reoommended
' ' by'tbemedloalfaoulty. ".':'-,
Thousands say it 1b the most delloious and healthful bread ever introduced to
.. - , s the New Haven publics. Made by the original prooess at
Roof sBakery; 859 Grand Avenue
" . BE StTKE ANfj
Ask your grocer foil ROOT'S QUAKER BREAD.
I - t3T Libel on each loaf.
' steam or
- cited.
) Steam
fcravoalr Conf-dn''H''.
The souvenir Confederate badge,
which was worn by Major Graham
Daves of Newbern, N. C, at the un
veiling of the Fifteenth Connecticut
monument, November 11 hat been re
ceived In this city and will be highly
valued on account of he association.
Major Daves was In the Confederate
army during the war, entering the ser
vice as adjutant of the Second North
Carolina Infantry. Subsequently he
was on general stall duty and held the
rank ot assistant adjutant-general at
the clots ot the war. He graduated
from Trinity college In thlt city In 1857
and Is a brother ot Professor Daves,
who was connected with the Trinity
faculty prior to the war. Major Daves
was particularly attentive to the Fif
teenth regiment representatives during
the visit In Newbern, and spared no
paint in the effort to contribute to their
pleasure and enjoyment His courte
sies will long be remembered by the
northern men who were the recipients
ot his generous attentions. Hartford
Accompanied by half the nobil
ity of Austria, went to the Carls
bad Springs for the recovery of
his health. Six thousand six
hundred horses, so the town rec
ords say, were necessary to con
vey the company to the place.
The virtues of the water is as
great at the present day as it was
in the time of Charles II., and
although the expense attached to
a journey thither is not as great
now as it was then, we are not
all wealthy enough to undertake
it. For such the virtue of the
Carlsbad Spring is extracted.
The Carlsbad Sprudel Salt, ob
tained by evaporation, containing
all the solid constituents of the
water, can be obtained at every
drug store.
It is the very best remedy for
catarrh of the stomach, constipa
tion, liver and kidney troubles,
gout, rheumatism, etc. Be sure
to obtain the genuine imported
article, which must have the sig
nature of "Eisner & Mendelson
Co., Sole Agents, New York,"
on every package. , ,
Uahony Boiler.
Hot Water, Direct or Indlreot Radiation,
Wells' a specialty. Engineers' Snnnuei.
work guaranteed. ' Factory work soli-
Personal attention given to modernizing
piumDings. r i.
litter and Plumbers. .aMephon 4043
- 285 and 287 statt street ,
Has Upset
the old ideas, and revolutionized
cooking What? COTTOLENE. Why?
Because it is clean, pure, healthful, economi
cal, and makes the most delicate and delicious
food. 5 lbs. of Cottolene equals 7 i lbs. of lard,
saving Yi tne cost, uei me
genuine, with trade mark steer's
head in cotton-plant wreath
on every pail. Made only by
fro4M Kxcktup, R. I., iCt Sttt.
Ladies' calf skin boots are the test winter
shoes for general street use.
They offer good protection against cold, are
reasonably waterproof and serviceable.
The Ladies' Calf Skin
we offer for four-fifty are made on razor toe
lasts , and we guarantee them satisfactory in
every respect
A bargain in Children's Calf Button Uoots
made last season (but
worth $2.25.
The New Haven
842-846 Chapel Street, New Haven, Conn.
OF '
Arrived last week. Watch our Chapel Street Win
dow for Special Bargains daily.
Our Fall line of Carpets is far ahead of anything
ever before exhibited in the city. Prices so low they
will surprise you.
Parlor Suites, Easy Chairs, Couches our own
manufacture ; come and see them.
Choice lines of .Rugs, Mats, Shades, Lace Cur
tains, Draperies, Paper Hangings, etc.
Largest and Leading Low Priced Housefurnishing
Store in the city.
6897 Orange Street and 780 Chapel Street.
Revolution in
ol StawSra
Your choice of
Gall and See
. Them SgT
Bdanto Clait I Jscisa ' State
it, Boatoa,
Button and Lace that
not harmed) ; price $1.50,
Shoe Company,
House Heating.
What the telegraph, telephone and
phonograph have accomplished in their
respective lines, the ,
Springfield 0oil Bpiier.
Has done in house heating Worked a
revolution, v : ' ' ;
Steam or hot water is the method to
day, and the Springfield Coil Boiler in
the boiler. v., Easy to operate ; clean;
non-explosive ;. cheapest ; produces more
heat with a given amount of coal than
any heater sold. 1 V! -
' 25 Pounds.
torts 294 286 298 State strest
n H & 0.
Wc ofl"e r to Cloak epicures a
course dinner of 75 varieties of
all the delicacies of styles, ma
terial and prices. The Cloaks
are served to us on "European
plan." That is, they have been
made "to our order," yet, like a
" table d note dinner, we give
you a
A Great Deal for Your Money
That no where else are such
splendid values being offered is
evidenced by our always crowded
Cloak Room.
Fur, Plush and Cloth Capes, Ladies'
and Misses' Coats.
Chiildren's and Infants' Cloaks.
We have a grand assortment
of Coats for the "little ones,"
from 1 year to 14.
Capes, Tam O Shanters, Leg
gins, Worsted Sacques, Mittens,
Hosiery and Underwear to com
plete an entire outfit.
Ever try our Men's and La
dies' 98c Kid Gloves ? Best in
the city at the price.
Do you buy Corsets of us ?
Silk and Lace Novelties for
Neck adornment.
Fur Scarfs and Muffs for com
fort. Warm, comfortable Under
wear at more comfortable prices
781-783 Chapel street.
District of New Haven, ss. Probate Court,
November SJtli, 18W. f
INSTATE of ELLEN A. 8PEKBY of Oransra,
i In said district, an incompetent perron.
Upon the application of said Incompetent
DerRon. Dravinur lor the removal of her con
servator and tlio restoration to her of what
remains or her estate, as per application on
flic more fully appears, It is
ORDERED That said application be heard
and determined at a Probate Court to be hehl
at.New Haven.ln said district, on tne 1st day or
December, A. I). 18M, at 10 o'clock in the for.
noon, and that notice bo given of the pend
ency of said application and the time and
place of hearing thereon, by publishing the
mn three times in some newspaper having a
circulation in said district, and by leaving a
true and attested copy or tins oruer or notioo
with or at the usual place of abode of Elliot
H. Morse, conservator of said ward.
ly the court,
lhe beet for Driveways, Collar and Shop
floors. Copings, and all kinds of ;
Artificial Stone Work.
Estimates furnished by
The Manufacturers,
C. D. RdBHSOH & CO.,
M ail Winter ifillinery.
1132 Chapel Street,
Second door above York street.
A large, handsome and varied assort.
meut of Millinery Trimmings.
Special styles in Felt Hats.
Artistically Trimmed Hats and Bonnet,
Mourning Bonnets and Hats
a specialty.
Hiss A. V. Byrnes,
Second door above York street.
Revision of the City Charter.
THE Special Committee to whom has boen
referred the report of the Cominlssiou
on tue ucvimOti oc ine uan-ui ui m
New Haven will (five FUBUC HEAHING& la
the chiuaber ol the Hoard of AWermeu, City
Hall, on Tuesday evening, November 2Itn,
and on Wednesday evening, November Stitn.
The subjeots to be considered at tUeso
Tuesday evontnir, November SItn Xht
Commissions and Common Council.
Wednesday evening, nuvoiuuci
Consolidation or the lWn. City and School
The bearings will commence promptly at
7:30 o'clock. ..... ,
All pers ins Interested in the foregoing are
ho.ahv niiHrinri t-H nnnpAr nnd be heard there
on witnont further notloe.
nS7 Assistant City Clerk.
Table Raisins, y
Oranges, Malaga G-rapes,
Crystallized Fruits and '
Salted Almonds, :
Carefully prepared and always freslv

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