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XEW HAYES" 3IORNIXG JOUBXAL AND COURIEIl, . SATUEDAT DECE3IBEE 10; 1904;
YACHTS OUT OF COMMISSION. 8 Xachting Comes High, Even While the Boats are at Rest. A forest of masts on the water front in South Brooklyn shows where the pleasure boats owned by wealthy New Yorkers are stored for the winter. The masts are packed so closely together that if it were not for the ironwork and rigging with which they are" stayed one might almost think that a forest of dead trees stood there. From Twenty second to Twenty-seventh street yachts are stored, and they are packed so closely together that their hulls touch one another. Long piers have been . built from the shore and the yachts are moored alongside them. Outside one row is another and then another until one wonders how they were packed so closely .without doing damage to each other while they -were being put In. These piers are about a quarter of a mile long. , At the end of tha line it an open .channel, and then comes the Erie basin, where there are more yachts, mostly large ones. From the South; Brooklyn shore the masts of these boats in Erie basin seem to mingle with those in the South Brooklyn yards, so that it is impossible to count the num ber of spars that tower in the air. Go on further toward Bay Ridge, and there are more basins, and in them more yachts, so that by a walk along this water front one can get some idea of the size of the pleasure fleet that is in commission in this harbor in the summer.' Y'V', '..",!,' - ' '- Over ,' in New Jersey "are still more yacht basins at Communlpaw and Bay- onne. . There' are some' at Staten Is land; others on the, Harlem river at Morris Heights;: more at City Island, and many yachts are, laid up at Port Jefferson, Greenport, " New London, Newport and Bristol. i Many of the large boats, especially the ... large steamers, are in the South Brooklyn basins.-. It has been estima ted that standing at the foot of Twenty-third street one can look at the masts of a fleet worth ten million dol . lars. .'-'' ' .-. . when an owner decides that he has had enough yachting, : he orders his boat out of commission. His flag, is hauled down with a salute; then the veaaej is laKen to me oasin, at which a berth 'has been engaged, and the work of dismantling begins. The crew, un der the supervision of the captaindoes S. P. THRASHER REAL ESTATE & LOANS. TELEPHONE 470-3. 82 Church Street I have a large list of very desirable properties for sale; both as investment and home properties; A house on Con gress Avenue, more than a 10 per cent investment; a nice property in Whit ney ville, for sale at a bargain. ,- I have a large number of building lots in all sections of the city, If in need of one I think I can suit you T. Farms In Mt. Carmel, Cheshire, Clin ton, Westbrook, Milford, Whitneyville, Branford, East Haven, and Madison.' Property everywhere. I have a few shares of mining stock now paying 8 per cent, with great pros pects. Come in and talk it over. Rents Wanted. i Property cared for S. P. THRASHER. I Christmas ! The thought ot many s now on Christmas. We' suggest ! Useful Gifts I Suits, Overcoats, R.ain ' coats, lor men, for boys, i or children. Prices $2.50 to $45.00 House Coats, Bath Robes . Suit Cases, Umbrellas, J Neckwear, Colors, Cuffs ! Handkerchiefs, etc., etc. many Kare race e- . w AO V, A W T A G E S To Be ained iEF.O.R.E. XMAS. V OT the day before it may snow that day; not two days before it may rain that day. Fact is, don't put off Christmas shopping until the last minute, when our store will be packed, but come now when you can take your time in making your selections. We took a great deal of pains this year instructed our buyers to be over particularin order to get a line of wares suitable for the fastidious and diversified demands of New Haven's holiday shoppers. We believe that ours is the largest and most varied stock to choose from that has ever been offered In this part of the country It is a hobby of ours to do a lot of business during the weeks proceeding Christ mas. We know that the only way to make things hunv is to place low prices on goods. We've done it right straight through. You can see that for yourselves. If you care to set aside a purchase, we will deliver it to whomsoever you may wish, at any moment you may specify. HOLIDAY ICE SKATES. (In our Sporting Goods Department, right between the books and the Men's Cloth ing and lust opposite the furnishing goods.) ; ", The chances are that Christmas-time win find, the ponds frozen over. Cold weather will be just about due. ' Skating's fine sport and a pair of ice-skates as a Christmas present wilt surely be appreciated. Boys and men's all-steel, clamp skates; From 75c to f4.S0. Girls' and women's skates from 75c to 4 50 Besides, everything in the Hockey line. - - HOLIDAY BATH ROBES. (To the left as vou enter the Men's Deoartmant at Chanel and Temole Sts.. right be- (ween the Furnishing Goods and the Stationery and just opposite the Sporting Goods.) A lot of thought was expended In 'selecting the bath robes and smoking jackets. And. they show if. Wesell so many of them for holiday presents that we could afford to get a great h g assortment. The three grades of bath robes are marked particularly close, (as you may see) and they are all cut full and the patterns are really handsome. Three sorts." At $5, $7.50 and $10. The smoking jackets run from $4 to $10, which gives you a big choosing: , HOLIDAY MEN'S NECKWEAR. (On the left hand aide as you enter tne Mn's Department, ana lust opposite the Clothing and Hats). ' - . , ' ' ' . Taffeta, swivelled silk and crepes in light and dark patterns. Four in-hands and tecks, at 25c . ,' Three-inch four-in-hands, ascots, tecks, English squares and puffs, A delightful assortment of newest patterns, at 5fc. ' Newest Metropolitan shades In wide four-in-hands and . English squares. Latest and most stylish creations, at $1.00. ' . Some i exceptfdiiiil English squares, at $1.50, t. , ; . FULL DRESS PROTECTORS in beautiful holiday boxes . Satin, pad ded and brocade lined. 'Made of heavy silk, Barathea,-Peau de.Sole and Reppo. Good holiday values, from $! to $3 25 ' HOLIDAY LEATHER NOVELTIES. (Just off the main the Toilet Articles.) , lsle4 between the Dress Goods and Jewelry, and opposite Behold the danger of over-produqtion. A' manufactufert had eyes bigger than his digestion. Now he counts unsold pieces of leather goods by the thousand. That's why you won't have to pay the prices you ought to for these select holiday gifts. - In the assortment now you'll find Pocket Books, Carriage Bags, Hand Bags, Cjgar and Cigar ette Cases, Jewel Boxes, Cuff Boxes, Sewing Cases, Jewel Boxes, Purses,;Enve!ope Bags, and so on. They are of seal leather, alligator, walrus, lizard, morocco, etc., and of the very finest quality. We bought them at 50c on the dollar, that's why they're marked at at half their worthi Values rane from $1 to $3, but the correspond ing prices are only 50c to $4 ' "EARLY BIRDS" FOR SATURDAY. SOLDIER SUIT, consisting of gun, sword, shield and cap, all highly colored.; Regularly. 50c. "Early Bird" price, 25c. . INDIVIDUAL CANDLE-STICK. Decorated silver cartdle-sfick with colored candle and silk shade to match.. Regularly 50c. "Early Bird" price, 27c. "THE RIGHT OF WAY," by Gilbert Parker; cloth bound, good paper and all the first edition illustrations. Originally published at $1.50. "Early Bird" price, 29c. MEN'S SLIPPERS. Good quality Everett style; tan goat with kid lining. Regularly 85c; "Early Bird" price, 50c. HOLIDAY DRESS GOODS BARGAIN. A manufacturer closed out all of his winter goods. They come at just the right time to enable us to offer the women a bargain. 119 Pieces in Black and Colors. - . 50c a Yard. . 59c a Yard. 75c to $1.25 quality at 85c to $1.50 quality at HOLIDAY 'KERCHIEFS. (In the handkerchief department just to the right as you enter the main Chapel Street door; near tie umbrellas and opposite the veils.) - tf FOR THE MEN. All-linen, with taped borders, 2 for 25c. , 'Handkerchiefs; Hi li and 1-Inch hem, stiched lawn, the 2-for-a -quarter -fklnd-3 for 25c. - ' ; ; . , Handkerchiefs, J, and ' -inch hem sritched, ' all-linen, usually sold at 20c now I7c or 3 for 50c, .. .The better grades are 25c, 39c, 50c and 75c, in each case just a bit lower than can be purchased elsewhere. FOR THE WOMEN. ' Plain white or with fancy border; hemstitched, 6 for I2c. White lawn and' linen hemstitched, with or 1-inch hems, 6 for 25c A big assortment of the regular 2-for-a quarter kind, 3 for 25c. ; ' Fine collection of high-class gift hand ? kerchiefs at 2 ,c. 39c.' 50c. 75c and $1 00, I besides some extraordinary -creations , from "I to $10 each. " 3 These special selections deserve par- ticular mention inasmuch as they consti- ? tute a line that is vhigher in grade and accordingly lower in price than those I handled by pur contemporaries. SIGHTS IN TOYLAND. (On the second floor, to the right as you come up the main stairway or leave the elevator. Riht ' near the Furniture and Rug Departments. You - pass through Toyland on yonr way to the Pictures, Draperies and Upholstery.) . Tables, counters and floors . covered 1 with fascinating little toys, amusing games 'of, every sort, and-beautiful dolls with 4 ruby lips and dreamy eyes, dressed up for Christmas, and ready to be taken home. Everything is marked low, but here are some special bargains. 25c METALOPHONB all complete, with music and sticks to play It, 1 7c. ' 25c PIANOS, with tiny keys". Carf be played Just like a big one. 18o. -,'.' 25c TEA bET. 15 pieces of britannla In special box. 19c. , . , ' ' 25c DRUM. Good and strong, highly decorated, with sticks. 18c. ' 20c CHECKER BOARD of the box kind for check. ers on the outside and Backgammon on the inside; complete with checkers, 10c. . HOLIDAY. CANDY. ,, (In the basement at the foot of the stairs.) Chocolate Marshmallows,, , ' . 19c a lb. Assorted Puffs, , ' . 1 6c a lb. ( Assorted Chocolates, . ;. ... 19c a lb. HOLIDAY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. (In a special part of tha Millinery department, right around the corner from the Palm Tea RoomV j All kinds of Gift Books for the children. Picture books, rag books, linen books, moving-picture books, model books, Dsnslow books, printing books, in fact holiday books in endless variety; mark ed much less' than their real value. . They grade from 5c up to $1.50. HOLIDAY WEAR FOR WOMEN. '(In the Women's Department just between the Corsets and the Towels and right op posite the main stairway that leads to the Toy Department. , ..The descrlpt'ons are in strict keeping with the prices. Both are abbreviated. We'll just tell the important point: What they are marked. How much more they ought to be marked you can readily determine after you've looked 'em through. Dressing Sacques, from 50c to $6.50. Kimonas, from 85c to SI.0J. House Wranpers from 65c to $3.03. Eiderdown B ith Robes, $3.50 to $10. Outing Gowns, 50: to Si. Sweaters, $1.69 to $S. 50. CM Vests, 79e to $3.00. Colored Petticoats, 50c to $5. Taffeta Petticoats, $3.95 to $15. . v Knit Petticoats, 50c to $2. Outing; Plannel Petticoats, 25c to $1.50 Wool Flannel Petticoats, $1 to $5. Woman's Aprons, 19c to $3." Maids' Bib Aprons, 25c to $2.25. Short White Dresses, 2 5c to $5. Long White Dresses, 25 c to $7.50. Babies' Leggins, 25c to $2.25 a pr. , Babies' Booties, XZ'AeXo $1.50. Babies' Sacques, 25c to $3. HOLIDAY UMBRELLAS. (In the Umbrella Department, to 'the right as you enter the main Chapel Street door; near the handkerchiefs and veils.) ,. . A satisfactory umbrella is a satisfactory gift. Pleases man, woman or child . ' : . , All grades of ladies' umbrellas.in every possible variety of handles, from 3Cc to $10 03. A blg'chooslng in men's umbrellas at 49c to $10. , Children's umbrellas, 20c to $175. With every purchase of $2 or more, we will include, gratis, a good, -heavy slate-colored box to 'help make it a holiday umbrella. LADIES' NECKWEAR. (On the right hand side of the main isle, nt Gloves.) , 1. i'i . ' 1 .i. Our buyer has taken the greatest plete assortment pf ladles' neckwear. ar the front entrance, Just opposite the amount of pains to get a corn- It s so desirable for the holi days and you'll find it all marked especially close, too. STOCKS in chiffon and silk, in many color combinations, with beaded work or ruclrng. 25c values for 12 f-2c. STOCKS in Persian designs, beaded on chiffon, taffeta silk or velvet. v Some are of lace. 50c values for 25c. Innumeral siik, satin and lacs effects, beautiful designs, a great many of them speeiallyought samples, that should run from 75c to $4, but are marked 50c to $3.50. FEATHER BOAS. In white, black and'gray. The , XA and 2-yd. lengths, are $10, $15, $22, respectively All exceptional values. v A FEW WORDS ABOUT RAW COTTON. The price of Raw Cotton has taken a tumble. The drop has' frightened the jobbers in manufactured cottons who had considerable stock on hand and they have already made big reductions to cash buy-, ers. We were in the market at an opportune time and secured some excellent values at much reduced prices. We bought a lot of bleached' and unbleached, yard wide goods and some seeetings at lower prices than have prevailed during the last year and our customers are entitled to the benefit. . . The special sale begins Saturday. "ALTHBE" HATS FOR SWELL DRESSERS. "Althbe" hats are full of wear and good looks. They are real holiday hats. . Stiff and Soft Hats, $1 .50, $2, $2.50 and $3.00. Near-Seal and Alaska Seal Caps, $2.50 to $5. illllllMWMMMIIMIMMlMIMIIMWM H IHIH lnmillll this work. It Is only a few clays before the boat is stripped of everything perr lshable, ' covered ' to protect It from . storms, and the crew paid oft. The captain of a large vessel is engaged by ' the year, and he keeps an eye on the boat all winter., Usually one man on 1 a largo vessel perhaps two ia kept to ; watch her day and night. I As soon as the vessel reaches her berth the men in the various - depart ments get to work. The engineer force overhauls the engines. The fires are drawn, grates taken out, boilers ov.er the interior of the vessel outside of the englne;r,oom. Carpets are' taken -up, folded and packed away.' Many small, perishable articles are taken to some storehouse; and when- the stewards fin ish their "work there is little left of the luxurious fittings and furnishings which were so attractive to the yachts man and his guests in the summer. ' In some vessels-, .-where the interior deco rations are very elaborate, the carvings are covered with cloths to protect them from dust and dampness. The sailors work on the deck and at 1 , and then the engines .are the rigging. If the vessel has topmasts these are lowered.. The running gear Is all unrove and stored ' away. -. The standing gear is painted. Every piece f metal work is covered. If the paint has been knocked off the steel hull in spots, fresh paint is daubed on. rThe patches are unsightly, . but they serve hauled, cleaned. Much care is given to the del icate machinery. After a . thorough cleansing, ' each part is covered., with vaseline, to protect it from damp; a cap Is put over the smokestack, and the work on the" machinery -is finished. The stewards care for the cabins and their purpose, and when the vessel goes into commission again she is freshly painted. -, '"'..'. Binnacle, compass and instruments are all stored, brass rails are wound around with cloths, heavy canvas cov ers the machinery or teak deck furnish, lngs. ',!' . . ''.-.. ' On some of the more valuable vessels wooden shanties are built on deck com pletely covering the deckhouses 'and deck fittings. This is rather an expen sive way of laying' a boat up, but- it is a v safe way," and when the yaoht ; is wanted again the temporary, covering can be taken down and stored until th return of winter.- - On sailing vessels everything but the lower masts is tawen'off the boat; The sails are dried and stored ashoret The running and standing rigging, the deck fittings, such as hatches and compan- ionways, are carefully packed away m canvas. ' Then the deck is covered and the hull and lower masts left, for the storms., to pla '.with. . They cannot be ."harmed, much. . . At Tebo's South Brooklyn yard are some of the best known yachts in these waters. . W. B. Leete's . fine steamer Noma is one of these. . The Noma is two, hundred and , fifty-two feet long, She cost about three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. A- big- wooden house completely covers the upper and bridge deckp.1 The black hull shows above th, water; but tho rail Is swathed m cloths. Next to the Noma Is D. G. Hold's steamer Rheelalr.- She Is not quite so large as the Noma,' but she cost a: fortune.- To protect her all winter she is covered with tick canvas. ' A little dis tance irom. these two are the big auxil iaries Atlantic, Vergemere, Invincible, Ariadne, Sultana, Aloha, Genessee, Wild Duck and Enterprise. . One hun dred thousand dollars each would be a a month, and then there are insurant and many other items, which maketh bill for a big yacht quite large. Yacht fair average for these boats. ' They are f lng is expensive whether the boat is i covered with canvas and battens so carefully that no ill wind can hurt them. .-. ' : -- To keep a boat while she is out of commission is a large expense. The charge for storing it in one of the ba sins . is fifty cents a foot of its length and the length is . measured from the extreme points forward and aft, so that a - boat -which measures one hundred feet ,-would Cost fifty dollars a month just to lie in the basin. . The charges for storing sails, spars, fittings and iur nlshings ashore depend on the amount of space occupied. It cbsts. much the same as for storing furniture, in one of the big city furniture storehouses. , A watchman costs about fifty dollars or out 'of commission. New York Suit .Edwin S. Oviatt, who has been crltii cally 111 for several days with typholit fever; was not so. well yesterday, somi unfavorable symptoms having set In, fmTH0MPS0g Special Decorations.!