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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1897
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For Sale. etc. Str John Lubbock la the only living man who has won distinction as a man of business, a politician, a man of sci ence and of letters. The Prince of Naples, one of the best numismatists In Europe, has been made an honorary member of the French Nu musmatio society. Senator McMillan, of Michigan, pos sesses one of the finest collection of paintings in this country. He Is a great admirer of American art. Vanity of vanity: "Prince Bismarck has been heard to say that he would rather find a cure for rheumatism than have all the titles of Europe conferred upon him." Chicago Dally News: "Any adult Chicagoan who has not Invented a new and perfect street-car fender will please call at police headquarters and give an account of himself." Nevada, 62; Oregon, 45; Idaho, 40, and Illnois, S3. In Europe, however, Berlin txceeds all other large cities, Hamburg being next with 27. Paris shows 21 per 10,000. For the whole of France the fig ures are now 8.5, against 3.1 up to ISSt (adoption of the Noquet law of di vorce). Switzerland shows 20.9; Den mark, 17.1; Saxony, 15.7 (or the same figures as Massachusetts). The lowest figures in Prussia are shown by West phalia, with 3.7; Hanover, 3.2; Mecklen burg Bhow3 3.7; Baden, 3.3; Hungary, 3.1. TVu Ting Fong, minister to the United States from China, Is much interested In forming a plan for the education of the Chinese in this country, and it is likely that his ideas will soon take definite shape. Borasjeno Koloman Tisczo, Hungary's greatest statesman, has not taken an active interest in politics since he re signed the premiership. He Is said to resemble Bismarck in many points of personal character. Anthony Hope said recently in regard to the rumor that he was engaged to be saarried: "That was entirely a news paper story. It was very annoying to all concerned, and I couldn't possibly eay anything about it." Professor Quidde of Munich, who is talked of for a place In the Reichstag, leaped Into fame by the publication of a pamphlet entitled "Caligula," in which he- drew a parallel between the character and careers of the Roman monster and the German emperor. Humbert I., Kttng of Italy, is the only European .monarch who has been wounded in actual warfare in recent times. The occasion was at the battle of Custozza, which ended eo disastrous ly for the Italian He was opposed by the Austrians under the Archduke Al bert, who were the victors. The Chicago Record remarks: "On the whole, the substance of the presi dent's decision concerning Cuba is like ly to be regarded with favor, since he declares a purpose to keep to the course of national honor and integrity, while surrendering no right to interfere ac tively if the Cuban question remains unsettled." C Vltlt MAC Y It UFO It 31, The subject of currency reform hav ing been launched anew upon the coun try both by the president in his mes sage to congress and by Secretary of the Treasury Gage in his report, that matter will now be again aired exten sively and form one of the prominent topics for national discussion for months to come. Not all the reform needed can be accomplished at this session of congress, and the president realizing the obstacles In the way, has suggested only a partial remedy for the trouble. If nothing is done on the subject and the government revenues do not materially Increase, then more bond issues will come and more locking up of gold. The president has done well to urge that something be done in the case In order that the financial sit uation be relieved of one of its stumb ling blocks. And it is hope that there will be enough clear headed and pat riotic men in congress to ensure the adoption of at least the partial remedy suggested. Secretary Gage's plan for currency reform, which the president Indorses, involves the funding of $200, 000,000 government notes Into 2 per cent, bonds, specifically payable in gold, and an enlargement of the note issuing powers of national banks to the par of the government bonds deposited to secure it, and besides that, to 23 per cent, without security of the par of the refunding bonds deposited. The entire issue, secured and unsecured, is to be guaranteed by the government, and to protect the government against loss from Its guarantee a tax of two per cent, per annum Is to be laid on the unsecured notes to create a safety fund. No bank notes are to be Issued of a less denomination than $10; all of them are to be redeemed at the govern ment sub-treasuries, and for redemp tion, a fund of 10 per cent, is to be furnished by the banks. This is sub stantially what Mr. Gage recommends. Congress will tackle the subject in due time, and will, it is hoped, ena-ct such measures that the country will be spar ed any more object lessons illustrating the need of currency reform. The management of the national fi nances is, however, too much at the mercy of men in our national legisla ture who are unable to grasp the sub ject and have also too many political fences to keep in order. fer to the late Dr. James Olmstead, for twenty years identified with tho man agement of the State's Hospital for the IiiPime, and for a large part of that time at tho head of the affairs of that institution as superintendent. Mr. Olm stead was a New Havener. In our city his ciirly life was spent, and he prepar ed for his profession at Yale Medical school. Directly after his graduation his life work began with his acceptance of an invitation to become second as sistant physician at the Hospital fjr thi Insane. Later he became first as sistant, and on the death of Dr. Abram Shew, twelve years ago, he was selected as superintendent, such being his rec ognized fitness and general qualifica tions for the position. Dr. Olmstead's cares and duties constantly increased, owing to the rapid increase of the num ber of patients at the asylum and the various enlargements, in consequence, of the institution. His close attention to the management of Its affairs gradually impaired his health and he fell at last at his post. He was a man of sensitive nature, tender and true, strong for the right, just to all, and of reputation un blemished, and he leaves behind him a record, public and private, which does honor to his name and memory. FASHION JYOl'M. Eiiulrcliiig amy Plumes. A type of hat that Is absolutely cor rect so far as the styles go, yet that is much more often seen In the milliners windows than on women's heads, is shown in this picture. It is essentially a picture type, though by no means as large as the picture shapes most worn. Since most women have very little use for a picture hat anyway, the natural wish is for something extremely pictur esque when such headwear is decided upon. Thus it comes that there is far Tha Royal is the highest grade baking powder known. Actual tests show it goes one third further than any other brand. FQWOEB Absolute! Pure BOVAL MKINQ POWDER CO., NEW YORK. - TTM'SMtf :' GREATER HEW HAVEN'S GREATEST STORE J THE CENTRE OP SAVING. 14 BUYING DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Old Prince Hohenlohe, the chancellor, although ( almost an octogenarian, is still hale and hearty. A few days ago, while attending a hunting party at Grabowo, one of his estates, he distin guished himself as a sportsman, kill ing on the second day alone nineteen hare, one fox and nineteen pheasants, beating all the others and winning the title of king of the chase. .' The oldest marriage certificate in fhe world is to be seen in the British mu seum. It is over 3,400 years old and is supposed to have been written In the year 1540 B. C. The tablet is eight inches long and four Inches wide. The curious charactere on it record the mar riage of the then Pharaoh, King of Egypt, to the daughter of the King of Babylon. The clay of which the tablet Is made came from the mud of the Riv er Nile. The Springfield Union remarks con cerning Germany's treatment of Haytl: "Hayti by bowing to the will of Ger many has avoided a serious difficulty and saved the United States from an unpleasant complication. The Hayti ans swallowed their pride in the face of a greater force. Germany will prob ably feel proud of her accomplishment, but she played the part of a bully and by her exorbitant demands has brought discredit upon her people." It Is a fact relatively little known that Berlin, in the matter of divorces, beats all the other capitals of Europe, and is surpassed only by some of the States of North America. The exact figures are: In Berlin, 32 divorces to each 10,000 marriages; in Utah, 98; Mon tana, 75; Wyoming, 70; Colorado, 67; MUCH XKK1KI. Among the good things which this con gress may provide for the country is a wise national bankrupt law, and that! there is a prospect that such a measure will be adopted is evidenced by the fact that leaders on both sides have vir tually agreed to drop politics and ignore party lines In the case In question. The interest In the business community on this subject is strong and has been for years. Congress will, It is believed, heed the strong prevailing sentiment on the subject and enact a good law and one that will stand as a barrier to dis honesty and fraud in bankruptcy cases. A bankruptcy bill to meet the issue has already been introduced in the House. The New York Times says on this sub ject: "There are a few perfectly sim ple principles that ought to be followed in bankruptcy legislation. One and by far the most important Is that only honest debtors should be relieved of the obligation to pay In full, and that all proved attempts at dishonest deal ing should be not only discouraged, but bo far as practicable punished. A sec ond is that there should be entire fair- rness in the distribution of assets, that no creditor, with or without the con nivance of the debtor, should be allowed to secure an undue advanfage. A third is that just composition voluntarily agreed to between a debtor and a suffi cient number of creditors should be en couraged. In addition to these, the re quirements of simplicity and conven ience of procedure, economy of costs, and the greatest possible promptness in settlements are so obvious that they will generally be accepted. "The plan known as the Torrey plan follows strictly and with great skill these principles. It has the indorse ment of business men and business or ganizations to an extent never before secured by any similar measure. It Is absolutely free from any favoritism to any section or class or Interest. We are convinced that if it is urged with proper energy in the House it will fin ally be accepted by the Senate, and, apart from currency, we know of no legislation that would be of such great and lasting value to the business of the Nation." greater favor for towering and droop ing plumes than for equally handsome feathers that keep so closely to the hat's brim. This hat was in gray felt the plumes gray, too. In the hate whose plumes are more assertive their color Is usually black, and the hat itself black velvet, with or without a little relief of white in the trimming. The reason that most women have lit tle use for a picture hat is that they are called upon to attend few functions that demand such headwear, and that they haven't the costume to fit the gown. To tastefully set off a pictur esque hat requires something very fine in the gown, and the two must harmo nize in their degrees of elegance or the whole get-up will be In the worst possi ble taste. What was deemed a fitting dress to accompany the hat just de scribed was made of Mediterranean blue striped velvet, the plain skirt lined with white taffeta. The blouse waist had a short basque, slashed in back and front, and the belt, which was pointed In front, was white satin. The fronts turned back in revers faced with white satin and were partly concealed by a vest consisting of a number of narrow gathered white taffeta frills, white chif fon finished neck and wrists. So it will be seen that between dress and hat there was little choice each was as fine as the other. Belts to be worn over fur should be either of fur, of heavy undressed leath er or of the heaviest satin ribbon, and the buckle should be jeweled and elab orate. The belt must not be drawn tiffht. A belt suitable for wear with a dress will only look foolish and Ineffect. ual when used over fur. FLORETTE. ,-I.V ItOXOItllt XAMK. There has been laid to rest this week, in the family's plot in New Haven's an cient city of the dead, a man whese long, faithful and able services to the State in a very responsible and wear ing position, in the discharge of the du ties of which he laid down his valuable life, call for a word of tribute. We re- IHtOPS. Simkins "Did young Weakley enter college this year?" TImkins "No; I believe he failed to pa;s an examination in the college yell." Tom "Will you call for help if I at tempt to kiss you?'' Maude "Ye, if necessary; but I don't see why a big, strong man like you should require any help.". Mabel "I'm getting a new tooth in my mouth." Ruth ' Oh, that's nothing-. My papa's a dentist, and I can have all the new teeth I want." Philadelphia North American. "I don't know just how I would be on the rush Une," snid tha mule, "but there is one thing in the game I could do to perfection, the drop kick. Every time I kick a man he drops." Indian apolis Journal. He "Don't you think that Holdem is one of the greatest tacklers you ever saw in a game?" She "It's wonderful. There's no chance of escaping his arms when he gets them around you once." Detroit Free Press. "Is your brother at the same college that Jack Punter's football team be longs to?" "Yes. He carried off the honors for high scholarship last year." "It's no wonder we never heard of him." Cleveland Plain Dealer. solution of the matter, and these the ories have been that it was an elope ment, a switt ride for a doctor, a go-as-you-please race and a chase after a fe male bicycle thief. This latter comes very near hitting the mark. Wheels are so common. In the West End that they are used on nearly every occasion, and therefore It was not very strange that when a certain young man and his intended decided to call on a mutual friend they should ride on their wheels. He rode over to her house, and then the two rode out to their friend's house, which is near Forest Park. There they rested their wheels against the porch, where two others stood, and went in. On the same block lives a comely lit tle miss whose bicycle suit consists of a derby hat and bloomers and some! other things. She had been over to see ' her girl chum, and, it happened, had on j her wheeling clothes. As she passed! the house where the young pociple were! calling she saw the wheels leaning against the porch, and, believing that the diamond frame belonged to a six teen-year-old young man who lived there, she decided to surprise him by taking a ride on his wheel. "He will think some one has stolen it," she sald to herself, as she led the wheel over the lawn and mounted it. The young man and his sweetheart had been talking in the parlor, and he, lenowing they had girlish confidences to exchange, said he would go to the library, where he could smoke. As he crossed the hall he looked out just in time to see some one wheeling his bicy- cle across the lawn. For a moment he hesitated. Then he saw this person mount and ride away. Hastily picking up a hat, he jammed it down on his head and rushed out of the house. Seiz ing the first wheel he saw, his sweet heart's, he dropped on the drop-frame machine and pedalled away. His girl, however, had heard the wheels rattle outside, and she looked out of the window just in time to see a strange man she didn't recognize him in a slouch hat Jumping on her wheel. She is a girl of determination. She did not hesitate to call to her husband-that-is-to-be. She ran out of doors, seized what she supposed was his wheel and started in pursuit. The wheel really belonged, however, to the sixteen-year-old brother of the girl on whom she was calling, and he, hearing the door slam, went to the Window just In time to sea a woman in long skirts mounting his wheel. He came down the stairs, three steps at a time, and in another min ute was in pursuit of "a female bicycle thief." By this time the girl In bloomers had found she was being pursued. She looked back and caught the gleam of her pursuer's watch chain ns he passed an electric light, and thinking it was a badge and he an officer who had seen her take the wheel, she redoubled her efforts. The man behind was at a dis advantage on a drop frame, but he pushed bravely on. Once he looked hack and saw some one riding as fart as he, a block behind, but he thought nothing of it. And hi3 girl, behind, was pushing the pedals hard, regardless of the lingerie and hoso which the diamond frame exposed, and determined to catch the man who stole her wheel, while, equally set on capturing the "female bicycle thief," he boy' behind rode as if in a race. Bravely the girl in bloomers kept on, although she was panting and her hair flying in the wind. Twice she turned and tried to lose her purBuer, but he clung on, but did not gain, as the dif ference in wheels made the race nearly even between all four of the people. The bloomer girl's object was to circle around, so as to reach the starting point, where she knew Bhe could explain matters. So she turned west on LindeH Boulevard and south on Taylor, and af ter a hard half hour's ride brought up at the starting point. She had barely reached there than her pursuer arrived, and close behind him were the two oth ers. Panting and breathless, each tried to explain, but after a few words every one began to laugh. And the young man had to take the whole party over . , .. . . , to buy ice cream soda in an effort to it S GUcllltY cItlU. DflCe hush the matter up. But it is still to be A , J 1 decided whom the laugh is on. St. Lou- is Giobe-Democrat. A great basementful or SLS-CAMBlt. Xmas Quality Bclidap it k aim. is. what s rolling up a big holiday business here. Talk doesn't do it Toys, Dolls, Games. Books, etc. More Than a Million Holiday Handkerchief is the number we have to sell and we open the campaign of selling to morrow. To get your critical examination of our foaming white ocean of Handker chiefs we offer, at these prices for one day: 60,000 ladies' hemstitched fancy border; also plain white hemstitched; also some embroidered and lace a better handkerchief than is repre seated by Thursday's price, ty rxf t. ,. ' uC each We charge the difference to advertising. Beautiful Queen Anne Edsre Handkerchiefs. VMmmmiimmmWt Q mst popular now on the market. Fully 20 desiw each design an exquisite conception of the beauty of a curved line. For one day we off er them at Q y C each and that is the price if you buy one or one thousand. They cost Jr.io dozen to import, but by a curious trade freak a loss was made on the mill's entire output. But the importers stand the loss, not i One of the most & difficult things is to know "WHAT TO GIVE A MAN." Consult :-: :-: :-: George ford Company KNOX HATS, Men Want Useful presents. Just the kind we keep. In our stock of Dress Suit Cases, Travelling Bags and Umbrellas you will find some thing useful as well as orna mental. Canada & Robertson, 880-882 CHAPEL ST. TELEPHONE 8SS-4. Here's a chance to save a lot of money on Holiday Gifts. A box with every half dozen. ia ,000 Initial Huudkerchiefs for ladies, very pretty designs-select rout initial and see how great value you get here for 5 c each Holiday Ribbons ! A wealth for all purposes. AH bright colors, 2 and 2 inches wide, I 5 cents yd 15 cents yd. West Store, Main Hoot 1 1 J7.7 1 1 w i tat the Treatment &ad Cure of iOUOR. MORPHINE and Narcotic Drug Habits. 1 Trained male and female nurse. Bend for illustrated Catalogue. Telephone. Adilr. DR. ROSE'S SANITARIUM, at XXIV SEASON. ft? BROOKS & COMPANY. Importers and Makers of , FINE FURS. . Choice nnrt Exclusive lP8ln. Persian Lamb IVrfort In Finish onil Detail. Sealskin and Jackets, Fur Lined Garments and Evening Wraps. Russian and Hudson Bay-Sables, Silver, Arctic and Cross Foxes, Stone and Black Marten and Bear, In Inexpensive Scarfs, Muffs, Boas and Sets. Without nictpnse of frivlnir soinpilitnir fnr nntliiiiir, mill exiKTIiiiir t o iwclvi- fuip cninnciisiitlnii In iiildttimi to the! ciwt ot their flvllrlpM. Messrs. Unmks & 'oin;)niiv offer their services to those who niinre'clnte care ful and Intelligent, iitlenlhm lo details, be llevinsr that with their hu-itp list, of corres pondents and desirnlile eoniipi.timm ,t ti... best fur markets, they can lie of real assist- nnce to the ftir-lMiylntf public. :: Cntnloiriip containing fashion plates mailfd on application. Chapel, cor. State street. WORSE THAN A CENTURY RUN. A Wild Ride Awheel Under Most Pecu liar Circumstancca For several days rest Enders have been trying- to solve the mystery of a bicycle ride which occurred one night last week, and that portion of the town has been filled with stranne storits of the affair. Almost every theory except the correct one has been advanced as a Boys' Tool Chests. If your boy Is of a mechanical hitn of a mind with a liking for Tools yon ought to encourage it. Uive him a I few Tools and h.-'ll make himself usc- fill before long. HuL don't discourage him by (sh ins; him a lot of the worth less substitutes which are sometimes put in tool chests. We buy the empty chests and then till them with tools taken from our regular stock. nd no matter what you pay ns vou're sure of getting serviceable tools. Ami aitain we can put u lts 1H1V nl. as few tools as you wish and then vou can mid to the assortment ns the bin grows older and more skilful In Uiei'r Good Toil Chests $4.00 to $15.00. P4bWEL,rbT,-320 Trading Stamps. IMPORTII& TAIL0B. 63 CENTER STREET, NEW HAVEN. One Thing To Give for a Christmas present' is a Music Cabinet. That's always good, always useful, always attractive. Of course we are speaking of our Music Cabinets. Rich, solid mahogany ; close imitation mahogany ; and oak. 24 patterns to choose from. $23.00 the highest, $3.37 the lowest price. Long legs 500 Gingham and cambric Dress Patterns, light and dark, 10 and 13 yards in a pattern, 59C, 69C, 79Capattern This 5s a special offering Thursday. We will deliver them to any address when yon say. He's a Stick of a Man who doesn't help create a home scene like this. Children tucked in bed, wife and husband en-i joying the snuggery of home. It doesn't re quire wealth to make it a living picture. Notice that coat the husband wears. We opened yesterday the second lot of this season's make of House Coats, Jackets, Bath Robes. Every garment new and up-to-date. New material and" new designs. , . They cost lessthan you espect. Take your choice while the lots are unbroken. We will send it when'you say. Men's; Youths' and Boys' Sweaters, plain and striped, ' 351 to S4 Men's Holiday Neckwear, highclassFour-in-Hands,Itnperial9 Knots and Puffs, every one pleased, 25c, 50c, 75c, $ r.oo and $t .50 Artistic Leather Goods! You know what a variety of shapes, useful and orna mental leather takes during the holidays. Pocketbooks, Bags, Card Cases, etc. Well, we have all the fads and fancies, in all sorts of leather, even to mouse ear diamond pouches. You will find, ns others have found, that our prices are lower for the same quality than elsewhere. To every purchaser of Leather Good, Free, an aluminum initial plate your initial beautifully engraved. Exquisite Enamelware! Men's Gift Handkerchiefs, plain Linen Initial, Silk Initial and Japonette Initial, 12cto50c or Be sure and see it. A lot of dainty articles Ink Stands, Mucilage Bot tles, Blotters, Real Paper Cutters, Erasers. Files. Stamo Box.Piu Cubes. . short legs ; mirror tops or swell penhoiders with silver trimmings, 25 cents West Store. Main Floor BOYS' WINTERWEAR. Toboggan Caps 23 cents Pull Dowu Caps 39 censs Leather Leggins 89 cents All Wbol Jersey Leggins 98 cents I Boys' btrong Keexers 31.98 West Store, Second Floor j A Special Sale of handsome Crochet and Marseilles Quilts also of Tapestry Table Covers, different sizes, 69c Up Kast Store, Main Floor tops; open fronts or doored fronts ; shelves or drapers. And these form only a frac tion of numerous other fasci nating furniture pieces for Christmas gifts. Sellers of good furniture. Strangers to poor furniture. These pretty Tams,the most becoming head covering a young woman can wear. All colors and com binations of colors, 25 cents. Cut prices in our Millinery Store to make room. $12 and $7.50 Trimmed Hats for 55.00 Natty, dressy Turbans, 51.50 West Store, Second Floor siMm F. M. BROWN & CO. a- i range nd Crown Strees.