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HEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, TliUKSPAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1897 n e Jlouvuai and auvicv xmv IIAKliX, VOSX, XHK OLDKST 1A1LY l'Al'KIC PUB LISHKI IN CONNECTICUT. llM Kl:liL J It A Ah. Imnwl Tluirmluya, One Dollar a Yenr. TllliOAKKINGTON PUBLISHING CO. Office 400 State Steeet. Veltvkreo by Cabiuehs in the City, 15 Cents a Week, 50 Cents a Mouth, t'l oa Six Months, $a a Vear. The Same Terms by Mail. ADVERTISING KATES. Situations, Wants, Rents, mid other small advertisements, One Cent a Word each In sertion. Five Cents a Word for a full week (seven times). - , . . Display advertisements, per Inch, one in sertion, $1.20; each subsequent insertion, w cents; one week, $3.20; one month, iu, one year, $40. . Obituary Notices. In prose or Terse, lo cents per line. Notices of Births, Mar riages, Deaths and Funerals. M cents each. Local Notices 15 cents per line. , Yearly advertisers are limited to noir own Immediate business (all matter to do unoMectlonableV and their contracts do not Include Wants. To Let. For Sale, etc. A newsboy has died of yellow fever In Beaumont, Texas, and there are those there -who say that he contracted the disease from the New Orleans pa pers he handled. Perhaps he was scared to death by the "scare heads." "Oxen could become as Intelligent and highly trained as horses if the ox ihafl the same advantages of breeding," was the assertion of an Anglican cler gyman to the recent Congress of Veg etarians In London. He also proposed that pigs might be used as pets "to so lace man's hours of loneliness. Such companionship, besides enlarging the Ftock of human happiness, softens and enlarges our whole nature." Governor Johnson of Alabama seems to have more backbone that some gov ernors. He has refused to pardon a prisoner convicted of attempting mur der, notwithstanding that the petition In his behalf was signed by one thou sand citizens. Including nearly all the county and . municipal officers, the county solicitor, the judge who tried the case and eleven of the twelve jur ore. The governor holds that the man was fairly convicted, and that, in his mind, settles the question. People -who go to Chicago should be warned by the misfortune of the Rev. J. J. James of Elkwood, Ind., who.when he went to Chicago the other day was determined not to be done out of his money by any trick or device on his way to that city or while in it. By holding himself aloof from all com panionship in the train he got to Chi cago with his money. When he got out Into the street he counted his money under an electric light and had just congratulated himself that it was all there when three negroes grabbed it and ran away. Italian organ grinders In London have been discovered to be making money out of being arrested for play ing during the hours when the law forbids them to play on the streets. When one of them is bivmght to court for thus Infringing the law he feigns total ignorance of the English language and this' Involves the hiring of an inter preter. Occasionally they have been lucky enough, to bring about the ap pointment of a compatriot who would divide up with them after the trial, and as the usual fine is 2 shillings 6 . pence, and the interpreter's fee Is 7 shillings 6 pence, they have 5 shillings profit on the game. Those -who talk and write baseball iran't beat those wTio talk and write rlcket. Here is a part of a descrip tion of a recent cricket game. Haines came in and Grave at once pulled Bull to square leg for a double and in the same over cut the same bowler through the slips for three. Haines at this point 'brought himself into prominence iby a pretty hit to square leg at Stocks' expense, and then off drove the same Ibowler which on the overthrow added another single, while Graves put Bull to the off for three. Two more were add ed through Stocks' inability to get a move on and then the second wicket of the morning fell.Graves being caught by 'Marriott at cover-point off Bull. For many years a local legend in Frankfort-on-the-Main had It that a big treasure of gold lay buried in the Main river just beneath the big old bridge. On moonlight nights, it was said, one could see the gold glisten in the water. Becently the fact became patent that there must be a foundation for this old tradition, for skippers steadily fish ed up gold pieces from the river bed in the vicinity named. At last the Prus sian government made a thorough in vestigation, and within a week one treasure at least was brought to light about 1,500 French gold coins of the times from Louis XIV. to Louis XVIII., as well as of the first republic. This is evidently part of a French war treas ure lost or buried there during the troublous Napoleonic period. Search is being continued now, as It is proba ble that more of this treasure is to be had for the finding. Some Chinamen are shrewd. When, the new Japanese coinage law was adopted, last March, the ratio of silver to gold was fixed at 32 1-S to 1. By the fall in the price of silver bullion since that time the actual market ratio of Eilver to gold has changed to about 34,& to 1. There was no intention to con tinue the coinage of silver, even at the new ratio. These figures were estab lished merely as a legal ratio of ex change and for the redemption of the silver currency. In view of the dopro liitUim nt silver, of course, there is no eagerness to ship gold to Japan In ex ohange for silver, but, on the contrary, there is a disposition to buy up Japan ese silver for redemption in gold. The coinage valuo of silver Is greater than the bullion value, and it is said that a Chinese syndicate is taking all it can get, with this very purpose In view. xnw jehsky's tajik chop. "The better element" In New Jersey has been caught napping, and Its enemy has sowed and reaped a big crop of tares. Awhile ago It was very much awake to the evils of race-track and other gambling and it did some very effective work against those evils. But now it seems to have lost Interest in the matter, for it has allowed the proposed antl-gambllng amendment to the State constitution to be defeated by about ten thousand votes. This amend ment was to forbid absolutely poolsell lng, bookmaking or gambling of any sort, and to prevent the legalizing of any gambling device, practice or game of chance which is now prohibited by law. It is believed that three voters out of four throughout the State be lieve In the principles of the amend ment, and yet It was badly beaten. The reason was because the people in terested in gambling, and particularly In race tracks, worked hard to defeat it, while there was but little organized effort on the other side. The agencies interested In race track gambling ral lied their forces In the cities, and used money, while the scattered voters in the rural districts as a rule stayed away from the polls. One account says: A great factor In the fight was the money which was injected Into the cam paign by the several railroads and trol ley lines which would derive benefit from the opening ot race tracks. The church vote did not turn out as the supporters of the amendments hoped for. Well, about all there is to say is that if "the better element" in New Jersey didn't take the trouble to vote against the gamblers and others interested with them It deserves what seems to be In store for it. A WOMAN Al'OSTI.T! l'AVK. Wonder- what the apostle Paul would say if he were in Chicago gazing upon a woman, Mrs. A. E. Paul, working zealously for the good of the people, as he used to work. Perhaps, in consider ation of the fact that her name is Paul he would modify his notions about Wo man, if he has kept those notions since he went to heaven. Mrs. Paul became disgusted with the condition of the streets of Chicago. She had lost a daughter by diphtheria which she be lieved was due to street filth. She begged Mayor Harrison, to appoint her to superintend the cleaning of streets in downtown Chicago, but he thought it not a woman's work. Besides, the civil service law stood in the way. Mrs. Paul just went and passed a civil service examination. The next time Mayor Harrison sent for an eligible list from which to appoint a street- cleaning superintendent he found Mrs. Paul's name at its head, and she got the appointment. She has not been at work long, but thus far everything goes well. She follows as nearly as possible the system of Colonel Waring in New York, and says she has no trouble with the men and believes they work better than they would for a man. Some pol iticians have represented to the mayor that the place is too good for a woman who has never done any political work, but the mayor replies that he wants clean streets, and if Mrs. Paul can clean them she can have the job. He also reminds the complainants that there is such a thing as a civil service law now, and that Mrs. Paul went Into office un der its provisions and is protected by them while she does her duty. Fur thermore, he makes the disturbing sug gestion that if she should be displaced some other woman or other women may head the next list sent by the commis sion. Mrs. Paul Is a great victory for Wo man and civil service. If any more of fices were needed In New Haven It might be a good plan to have a woman appointed to keep our fine asphalt pavement clean at such times as the narrow things of the finances would permit- WHAT CAy BK DOMS. They are doing some interesting and surprising things in New South Wales. For instance, making a success of State railroad management. This suc cess Is due to a system which allows the railroads to be conducted on busi ness principles rather than on political principles. It appears that In 18S8, the year before the system of non-political control came into operation, the total earnings were 2,531,643; net earnings, after paying working expenses, 781, 896; and capital expended, 28,599,992. The highest result was reached, except in the important matter of net earnings after paying working expenses, in 1SS2, in which year the total earnings were 3,412,386; net earnings, after paying working expenses, 1,249,543; and capi tal expended 34,412,267. For 1S96-7 the figures are: Total earnings, 3,321, 437; net earnings, after paying working expenses, 1,471,338; and capital ex pended, 38,821,875, malting an accumu lated increase of 4,021,855 paid into the colonial treasury during the past nine years to meet the in terest on capital. From this sum had to be deducted 150,000, six instalments of 75,000 each, towards paying off the 1,000,000 voted under the railway loan redemption act, 18S9,. which prescribed that a sum of 75,000 should be paid from the consolidated revenue fund to the credit of a special trust fund account until a sufficient amount should have accumulated to pay off and extinguish one million pounds of the public debt for railroads which fell due up to the 31st of Decem ber last. After deducting this amount the treasury would still have received 3,571,855 increased net earnings during the past nine years, and but for the fact of a loss on at present unprofitable line3 constructed for the purpose of opening up the interior, the amount would have been considerably larger. The total capital cost of the lines open for. traffic stands at 37,309,205. The interest on this sum at 3.693 per cent., the average Interest payable on the debt of the colony, amounts to 1,380, 045. Debentures have been paid off and moneys provided out of the consoli dated revenue fund to the extent of 2,600,240. The net result of the year's transactions, after paying all working expenses, is a sum of 1,413,524, thus more than providing Interest on the whole cost of the lines open for traffic by 33,479. This shows what can be done in New South Wales. It cannot be done In this country until this country has learned some lessons which it Is very slow to learn. lAsuiox sorm. Material Consumed by Tacking and Pleat- So much of summer's elaborateness as depended on tucking is to be car ried over to winter, especially for house dresses. A glance at this picture shows to what extent this method of treating woolen goods Is carried In many stylish models. This one was a light weight beige stuff, and its skirt had a deep tucked yoke banded with brown passe menterie, from which the knife pleated remainder hung. The waist had a plain back, but was tucked at sides and in front. It was trimmed with rows of round passementerie ornaments finish- ed with pleated frills of brown moussel ine. Draped collar and belt were brown taffeta with chiffon frills on the former, and the sleeves were tucked just below their tucked epaulettes. Drapery Importations have brought taffeta into the furniture market, and silks of taffeta weave in most exquisite colorings and of weleht nnd texture ' superior to any dress goods can now be seen at drapery establishments. Be sides their beautiful coloring and tex ture, these taffetas present the added recommendation of being fifty Inches wide, and you know to how much bet ter advantage fifty-inch goods cuts than does material of the usual silk width. Price? At retail, never less than $5 a yard, but fifty Inches wide and of weave and quality to take liter ally three times the wear of the very best dress goods. If some of your brothers or cousins, or your friends' brothers or cousins, are what Is called "in the trade," these same materials can be purchased for about $3.75 a yard, which Is really low. This chance is the first one so prac tical in years. It is always worth while to look over drapery brocades and vel vets when planning for opera cloaks, but the lighter weight upholstery and drapery goods have, as a rule, present ed certain charcteristics that rendered them unsuitable for wardrobe uses. These taffetas, however, are merely more richly beautiful than dress taf fetas, and, by so much, of better value for the money. Tou may safely plan the most elaborate evening or reception gown of such material, and even put your priceless "grandmother" lace on it. FLORETTE. pozite. Willie Ma, can people leave parts ot themselves in different places? Ma No; don't be ridiculous. Willie Well, Mr. Jiggs said he was going to Arizona for his lungs. Phila delphia Record. "I want," said the determined looking young man, "500 of the strongest cigars I can get hold of." "What for?" "The girl I gave up smoking for has gone back on me." Philadelphia North American. "Women," said the youngest boarder, "are the true conservatives." "Tou are right for once," said the cheerful idiot. "Nearly every woman I know is at least four year3 behind her age." Indianapolis Journal. Tommy Baby came from heaven, didn't he? Nurse Yes, Tommy! Tom myThen I guess it's because he finds It isn't so nice down here as it is up there that he does so much crying and kicking. New York Journal. Testing His Condition. "Your wife is literary, isn't she?" "I should say so! When I come home late at night she makes me say 'Review of Reviews' five times, as fast as I can get it off." Chicago Record. "Don't you think we ought to reduce the price of our wheels next year?" asked the sub-manager. if !i Jit "Never!" said the manager. "The Uoyul makes the food pare, whvlesoaio and delicious. Absolutely Pur ROYAL BAK'NQ WWbER QO., NEW YORK. Whizzle company will never lower the price of its bicycles." "Something will have to be done," "I'e got it. We will reduce the price of repairs." Indianapolis Journal. A VISIT TO MOLLIE FANCHER. "The Enigma of the Nineteenth Centu ry." To the Editor of the Journal and Courier: But who is Mollie Fancher and where does she live? would be asked by most persons. So many years have passed since stray mention was made of her from time to time in the papers of the day that she has been forgotten, 'or long since supposed to be numbered with the dead. Although probably forgotten. Miss Fancher still lives and more and more becomes the "enigma of the nineteenth century" to those who have watched her case. The story of her life would fill volumes and no skilfully woven fiction, filled with thrilling episodes, could be more interesting than the unvarnished and simple story of her experiences and marvelous endurance through thirty years and more of extremest sufferings and torture of both body and mind. But go with me in imagination while I take you to her home at 160 Gates av enue, Brooklyn, N. Y., for you would hardly gain entrance otherwise. It was at that door that the agent of P. T. Bar. num years since, in vain, sought admis. slon and offered a fortune if the young lady, Mollie Fancher, would consent to be included in Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth." No reporter with blandest errand has been able to obtain an inter view or entrance to where her helpless body Is imprisoned, yet many have sought with cunning endeavor an en trance, with the result that only a story of fiction was told in some Of the sensa tional publications which they repre sented. I will not stop here to explain why Miss Fancher has been so exclusive I in the long past. When I reach a point ; where it may be well to tell the whole story then you will sympathize with the poor girl. For the present let me ten you how the writer gained admission. My friend, living In Brooklyn, had heard of Miss Fancher and improved an opportunity, when Invited by her lady , Garments from the sicfc room should never be washed without using G.C. PARSONS' A I f TRADE IILII MARK . , irrn IHTRUL'w""' 1876 Every utensil will be puri fied if washed with it and a teaspoonful placed in them afterward. The car pets, woodwork and the painted walls should be gone over with a strong solution. " llnryp.HOi.n "in nnn-nlkflllnp. Dpmloriw nn'i iviiltsolnteclcanlint'fis without injury. The Carpet Buyer is the buyer whose wants we wish to satisfy. Wiltons, Axminsters, Brus sels, Moquettes, Velvets, Ta pestries or Ingrains, we have complete lines and superior qualities at bottom prices. In large Rugs we are show ing the best of Domestic and Foreign fabrics. Get our prices before you purchase. Large line of new fall Lace Curtains just received. Novelty effects in fine Up holstery Fabrics for Hang ings. 68, 70, 72 Orange Street. Open Monday and Saturday Evenings. The Best SKILL, The Best SOAP, The Best STARCH. Three reasons why the TROY STEAM LALJUKi uoes me very best work with prncucuiiy no wear. All work guaranteed. A trial will generally make a patron Will you try it ? 80 Center Street. Telephone. POWDER I SFH JTAl 111 friend to aceumwnnv her on an errand of kindness, and thus making Miss Fan cher's acquaintance, was enlisted as n helper for the suffering one. and months later was able to introduce the writer. Miss Fancher certainly possesses unnat ural powers, often seeing persons before the outer door Is opened to admit them, or perhaps recognizes them as a person she has seen elsewhere, and tells them under what circumstances. Upon ringing the doorbell theattend- ant readily admitted us to the waiting- room, second story front. Here we had time to admire some of the beautiful embroidery done by Miss Fancher with out use of her eyes, a chapter to be told Inter on, for she has been more than blind all these years. As the folding doors were'drawn apart to admit us to the room in wheh is the bed on which Miss Fancher has lain for more than thirty years, her constant watcher and guardian, -a faithful greyhound, leaving his post, barked his presence till a voice said, "Oh, Nellie, Nellie, be still; go back to your bed." The drawn window curtains admitted but a dim light, which did not at once fully disclose the occupant of the room, but a pleasant voice bade us welcome, and the stran ger's first visit was one made to feel "at home." The abundance of pillows of Snowy whiteness on which the Invalid reclined, the immaculate neatness alto- (Continued on Seventh Page.) However S S Inexpensive the article, the name on the box or wrapper frequently conveys not only a guarantee of genuineness, but unques tioned merit. Presents furnished by jTHE GEORGE H. FORD. COMPANY are always wrapped and boxed with the utmost care. 3 KNOX Ladles' Walking Nats. tfuv ilRqpairingJ It isn't a bit of trouble togiveyou an estimate on repairing your r-urs either at your house or at our store, p We are just starting a new store 3 and it stands to reason we are Willi: S . to make attractive prices on this kin nd of work as a starter. We've been :g jn this business a good many years 3; 'S ana we Know wnar eooa wont is a: S and we can't afford to do any other s; kind. 1 Canada & Robertson, 880-882 CHAPEL ST. TELEPHONE eSS-4. S Hot Weather UNDERWEAR. All grades and prices. Ladies' Belts and Golfing Ties at just half price. Chase & Company, New Havsn Houss Building. Great Yale Student Trade. 'Tisn't due to any change in us or our furniture. It's be cause the cheap furniture cru sade has collapsed. Yale men no longer wait to the end of the term to prove the extrava gance of paying a few dollars less for trashy furniture. CHAMBERLAIN'S FURNITURE doesn't go down tinder the first pillow fight, nor give up the ghost during a friendly scuffle. Beneath the surface is strength. Back of the veneer is virtue. And this same fur niture, students never paid so little for as they do today. Sellers ot good furniture. Strangers to poor furniture. Orange and Crown Streets. THE CENTRE OF SAVING, GREATER Beauty Appreciated! Millinery Parlors Thronged! Special Bargains Snapped Up! Silks and Dress Fabrics Thronged! That's the story of Reception Days style seeing and bargain buying. The highest sestheticism and the closest economy combined. With all the magnificence and rich ness and cleverness of creativeness, color and quality shown here, we for got not in the planning the tightness of ourse strings. We can't begin to describe the beauty of tbe Millinery and its accessories. Words are weak when used to tell of the Cape, Jacket, ' beauty. Three Bargains in Ribbons! 150 pes. Ail Silk Roman Stripe Tie Ribbons, in fifteen combinations, regular 15c value, for one day, 7cyd. 500 pes. All Silk MoueTaffeta, 4 in. wide, new fall :olors includin, bl&ck and whits, I2c value, for one day, 12 He yd. Special 4 in. wide, new Roman Stripe Ribbons, latest colorings for hats and twice around the neck Ties, regular price 38c, for one day, 1 9c yd. West Store. Main Floor Beautiful Enamel and Jeweled Hat Pins, 8c Bone Hair Pins 8c dOZ. Steel Scissors and Shears, all sizes uptobig 21C West Store. Main Floot LADIES' HOSIERY. Two-thread Ladies' Hermsdorf Black' , Cotton Hose, worth 17c pair, 1 2C Fleeced Jersey Egyptian Vests, trimmed with lace and ribbon, drawers to match, 21c each FOR THE TOILET. Wood worth's Perfumes, all odors, 19c oz. Borated Violet Toilet Powder,, Scbox LADIES' UNDERWEAR. Empire Cambric Gown, elaborately trimmed with Val. lace, 1.39 IN OUR MEN'S STORE. Winter weight White Wool Shirts and Drawers, Star Mfg. Co. 's goods, our regular 75c value, 50c each Sale of Dressmakers9 Notions! Clever gown builders do not need to be told that this is a sale of quality. Some of the offerings: " Telston Double Dress Belting, narrow, 1 29c. piece; 3c yd. Telston Double Dresa Belting, wide, 39c piece; 4c yd. Favorite Cotton Dress Belting, 9c piece. Silk Serga Dress Belting, 45 piece; 5c yd. SKIRT BINDINGS. 3. & H. M. Velvet 2 Inch wide, all col ors, 4 yd pieces, regular IS and 25c value, 9c piece. Telegram Skirt Facing, 10c yd. Woven Cord Edge Braid, all colors, 33c doz.; 3c yd. Goff's Dress Braid, 3c piece. Manhattan Mohair Dress Braid, 5 yd., lie. Sewing Silk, all colors, 22c doz.; 2c spool. Sewing Silk, Black, 1 oz. spools, 2.76 doz.; 23c spool. Hand Sewing Silk, Black only, 42c doz.; 4c spool. Linen Tape Measures, 60 inch, doz. 20c; 2c apiece. Dress Bakers' Braid, 24 yd. piece, 29c piece. Celluloid Thimbles. 2c apiece Aluminum Thimbles, 10 apiece, Storlinir Silver Thimbles. 9c apiece, All Pllk TaftVta Seam Binding, 8c piece Silk Russia Binding, extra quality, 12c piece. Hook and Eyes, plain, 1 gross, 5c box. F, M. BROWN & CO. aS-GAMBlR. NEW HAVEN'S GREATEST STORS. Suit, Waist and Fur garment 20 pes. Black Brocade Taf fetas and Black Brocade Satins, CAr Our regular 75c yd. VI V 22 pes. Fancy Brocade Taf fetas' 56c 50-inch Alt Wool Black Im perial Twilled Suitings, You'll say they're BL A r worth Jti.oo. D l-r yd. West Store, Main Floot PICTURES. Beautiful f ac-sitniles of water colors, size 16x20, 75c value, 46c Housekeepers' Bargain. ' No. 8, Enameled Steel Tea Kettles, 42c each' Boys' All Wool Pants. AH Wool Double Breasted Suits- 2.29 FINE WOOL BLANKETS, full size, in pink, blue, red and yel low borders, $5 quality, 4.39 nr. All Wool French Flannels in stripes and reman uengua, out vtuu, Best Atnoskeag Apron Ginghams, really 6c value, 4&'c yd. Bast Store, Main Floot Belding Bros. 100 yds. Spool Silk, black and colors, On . XW spool West Store. Main Floor Unique Hook and Eyes, 1 gross 10c; 2c card. De Loner Stylo hook ana uvea, xo ok TIa Tj.ni. KtvlA Hnnlr find ) A TaD 12c yard. Hook and Eye Tape, $1.00 piece, 9cTd. Lindsay's Safety Pins, all sizes, lc doz. Duplex Safety Pins, 6o doz. . Best Quality American Pins, 3c paper. Gold Eye Needles, all sizes, lc paper. Milward'sl Needles, . 3c paper Black Pins, Jet Heads, lc box. Extra Quality Whalebone, "4 Inch, doz., $1.00; 9c apieca. Shell Bone, 86 Inch, doi.., 11.20, llo apiece. Extra Quality Shell Bone. 36 inch. dos., tL60; 14c apiece. French Horn Bone, gross 33c; 3c doz. Cotton Bone Casing, 9 yd pieces, 6c piece. Westerley 200 yd. Sewing Cotton, loc dos. King's 2400 yr. Trojan Spool c0pooli Westerley 500 yd. Spool Cotton, 3c spool. Marshall's Spool Linen Tread, 6c spool. Barbour's Spool Linen Thread, 6c spool. Pure Gum Dress Shields, Nainsook covered, No. 2, No. 3. No. fc Pure Gum Silk and Satin covered. No. 3. Dress Shields. P: rc. at.i fnf simile or rwin, oc uu. Genuine Lightweight Steels, Book Pins, 19c doz. lc book.