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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 1C04' ih fie h in a c. IT. if I n 3 ll sor i Aj is ,f ! rv !C6- !e i; a; in ifi .s irt, j-U 1 ) )r I J Si at. se h ' Wl Oil! IATEST FAIR MEN SEWS CHRISTMAS EXERCISE8 IX THE SCHOOLS. Donations Hade by Pspils for the Poor ( hrl.tuia. News from the Churches Programme for Muale at Moraine Service ef Grand Aveno Baptlat Chorea Peraonal Notes. The" schools closed yesterday for the holiday vacation- Exercises were held suitable for the Christmas season in several of the schools. There was an attendance of 400, including many par ents of the pupils, in Grannis hall yes terday afternoon and the programme as published in this paper was carried out in an excellent manner under the direc tion of Miss Story, teacher in the VHI grade. There were twenty-two num bers on the programme. The hall was prettily trimmed with holly and red rib bons, with a number of palms near the stage. The kindergarten of thjs school held suitable exercises for the children in the morning. There was also an ex cellent programme rendered at Woolsey school. .- . . , The contributions for Christmas gifts for deserving families brought to Strong school, amounted to twenty-five bushel baskets in volume and consisted of groceries, vegetables, clothing and toys for the children. Quinnipiac school also joined in the donations. Fourteen bushels of potatoes were deposited in the potato march of the hundreds of children. Masters Breto and Erickson, by the aid of a horse and wagon, dis tributed the supplies to seventeen fami lies, and Mrs. S. B. Ives distributed the toys to a number of poor children. The force of employes at station A was busy enough yesterday, two sub stitute carriers aiding the regular force. To-day will mark a still heavier busi s ness. A large amount of Christmas mail was forwarded from station A yes terday. There will be a large valume of Incoming Christmas parcels for distri bution. Tho Christmas exercises for the prim ary department will be held in the East Pearl street M. E. church this evening. There will be appropriate exercises and gif f.a for the little ones. On Monday ev ening will occur the usual Christmas concert for the Sunday school. The usual Christmas gifts will be omitted this year. The young people have been at work evenings during the week winding evergreens for decorating the church, which is being handsomely trimmed. Mr. and Hrs. F. F. Farr announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Martha Farr, to James Mincher, Jr., on December 15. - ' Loyal council, K. of C, Initiated five candidates last evening. Lauren- H. Humiston of Houston street has returned from a business trip of several months in Oregon. The services at St. James' Episcopal -church in1 East Grand avenue on the oc casion of Christmas are morning pray er, sermon and holy communion at 10:30 a. m.; Sunday school at 12:15 o'clock; evening prayer and cantata at 7:30 p. mi."' The special music for both morn ing and evening is said to be pleasing and abounds with the spirit of Christ mas. On these occasions the excellent choir of St. James" will be assisted by Mis Belle Manross Sigourney, violiniste, 1 ' ' and a second Quartette of solo voices. The- evening service deserves special mention for it will indeed be a service of song and praise. In place of the ser mon by the rector a new Christmas ' cantata entitled "The New Born King" will be sung. Those who have listped at the preparatory rehearsals pronjnce the composition excellent. Doubtless there ; will be a large attendance at these Bervices. , At the Grand avenue Baptist church to-morrow the pastor.Rev. E. W. Stone, will preach sermons appropriate to Christmas, both morning and evening. In the morning at 10:30 his subject will be: "The Wonderful," and in the eve ning at 7:30 he will preach on "The Star , cf Bethlehem." The Christmas music at the. Grand avenue Baptist church to-morrow will be as follows: . . Morning. Organ prelude Andante Beligioso, ; ' Opus 14, No. 3 Plerne Choir hymn Joy to the World. Holy, Holy, Holy. .' , . Anthem O, Come, All ye Faithful.. -.. .. .. ....Novello Choir response Bramelar. Offertory duet Love Divine ....Stainer Miss Hendee, soprano; Mr. Perkins,bass Postlude ...... Clark Evening. Organ prelude Opus 14, No. 2 Andante ...... Beethoven Choir hymn Herald Angels.. .....4.. ....... ....Mendelssohn - Doxology. Cantata Immanuel .. .. ....... ...Doane Offertory solo Hark! What Mean Those Heavenly Voices... Stock , -.'; Miss Hendee. Organ postlude Grand offertory...... ' .Batiste Miss Ida May Hendee, leader; Miss Ruth Wilson, organist. At the Grand avenue Congregational h churuch Sunday at 10:30 a. m. preach ing by the pastor; theme, "On Earth Peace Among Men." Also reception of thirteen young people into the church, i At noon the Sunday school and at 6:15 p. m. T. P. S. C. E. meeting; at 7:30, Christmas song service, 'with address by the pastor on "An Evening in Mod ern Bethlehem." Christmas exercises for the . primary department of the sabbath school this afternoon and for the adult department on Wednesday evening. The prayer meeting on Tues day evening. REV. MR. TONGUE'S ESTATE. Administration to be -Taken Upon it. Meriden, Deo. 23. In the probate court this afternoon Mrs. Minnie W. Tongue applied for letters of adminis tration upon the estate of her husband, thelate Rev. Robert C. Tongue and a hearing in the application will take place before Judge Thayer on December .28 at 10 a. m. y The estate upon which administra tion must be taken is a"-small amount of Insurance in the New York Mutual Life company, the policy being payable to Mf. Tongue's heirs. . OBITUARY NOTES. Death of Miss Margaret DleklnsM. Miss Margaret Dickinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dickinson of 92 Dixwell avenue, died yesterday morn ing after a long and painful illness. Miss Dickinson was a young lady of rare qualities of mind and heart, and had hosts of friends who. will be great ly saddened to hear of her death. She was a beautiful looking girt and before her sickness Jier smiling face and sunny disposition charmed all of those who met her, and won for her friends in great numbers. She bore up bravely during her long sickness and although suffering much pain she. maintained a composure and serenity which evinced her Christian character and sublime faith, and also trust in, her heavenly father. S.he will be greatly missed by her friends and associates and most of all by her mother, and father, who lov ed her devotedly, and who now are al most prostrated by their loss, i Much sympathy is extended to them In their bereavement. . The funeral will take place from her late home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The 'rector of St Paul's P. E. church, of which Miss Dickinson was a membej will officiate CAPT. CHARLES D. HALL. j The funeral of .Captain OharloJ D. Hall was held yesterday afternoon Srom his late residence, il6 Dewitt street The services were conducted at 2:30 O'clock by the Rev.. W. J. Mutch, pas tor of the Howard avenue Congrega tional church, and were, attended, by many friends of the family, including vessel owners , and ' vessel masters, among whom Captain Hall was wide ly known. The bearers were E. Harris Weaver, Charles Clark, Robert Scoble and Joseph W, Farrar. ' The funeral was in the family plot in Evergreen cemetery. The William H. Graham company had charge of the funeral ar rangements. The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Kirby, widow of the late Timothy Kirby, was attended yesterday morning by a large concourse of sympathizing friends at her late residence, and later at St. Pat rick's church, where the Rev. Father O'Brien celebrated the solemn mass- of requiem and paid a merited tribute to th deceased. ., Mrs. Kirby is survived by four sis ters. Miss Margaret Leary, who through her long illness tenderly cared for her sister and the children; Mrs. O'Connell, of this city, and Mrs. John Sullivan and Miss Mary Leary, of New London, who have .been very devoted to Mrs. Kirby and the little ones. On the casket was a cross from the children, a wreath from her sisters, and placque from Mrs. ; T. Hoolohan, The bearers were: Michael O'Con nell, Daniel Hagerty, T. Hoolohan, Michael Kirby, John Sullivan and Mich ael Leary. ' s ' The interment was in St. Lawrence cemetery, and Sisk Brothers had charge of the arrangements. OLIVER, L. JOHNSON. . The funeral of Oliver L. Johnson was held yesterday afternoon from his late home in Franklin. ELTON WILCOX IN MILFORD, There was a large attendance of rela tives and friends at the funeral of the late Elton Wilcox, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs.' George Wilcox, of Brooklyn, who died in that city Mon day evening.; The remains and a party of sdrrowing relatives came to Milford on the 2:12 p. m. train Thursday after noon and the service was held imme diately after in St.. Peter's church. The service was conducted by the Rev. 'Mr. Roosevelt. The unusually large display of flowers seen at this service marks in a small way the sympathy ofthe af flicted family in this, the death of their fourth child. One child is still left to com'fort them in' their overpowering sorrow. FEMININE PHILOSOPHY. It takes a woman to say "dear" in a tone that makes it sound like' a cuss word In lots of homes the family skeleton sits at the foot of the table and does th carving. , 'The difference between a skin and a complexion is that you can get the lat ter at a drug store. Lots of women would like to be un happily married, so that they would be like the heroine of one' of those tearful novels. When a pretty girl is careful to pull her skirts down so that her feet won't show it is a sign that she has on an old pair at shoes. , , There are lot of old bachelors who would charge at the belthlng cannon's mouth who will . tremble at the ap proach of a baby. If a girl wears less than a No. 2 shoe you are sure to find it out within an hour after you have first been intro duced to her. , . A "fellow may be said to be thorough ly domesticated when he can allow the baby to pull his hair at four o'clocktin the morning without getting mad about it. - , . . A man doesn't realize his own unim portance until he has attended a meet ing where his wife "reads a paper." Then he finds out that he is only "Mrs. So-and-So's husband.--Woman's Maga zine,, ' ' ODD SOUTHERN REMEDIES. What is one man's food is another man's poison, but it is vouched for by an old southerner that the following remedies will benefit- seven out of ten persons: , , For alcoholism ' try buttermilk. It will kill desire 'for whiskey, Whey will greatly, relieve dropsy. Calomel applied to cuts or sores re lieves pain and heals wounds. Not too much andi don't get wet. : , ; ;. - Kerosene will cure sore throat. Con sumptives should try it.' Take a table spoonful at a time. Hold nose. Bathing head In. cold water every morning will prevent one from taking colds easily. Better commence in the summer time, Ice applied-between shoulders and back of head will stop bleeding at the nose. ' Balsam apple applied to flogbite will afford reliii. ,' - Keep cut-onions In all sick rooms. Onions will turn black where contagius diseases exist and disinfect the room. Try cold water .for tired feet. Exchange," IN A8D ABOUT THE COURTS II AY SELL READY BITS COS-CERA'. Sock Power Gives Receiver Bnsbnell -Demarrer of leomans A Dill Sus tained Snlt for $15,000 Against Fabst Brewing Company Affairs of Meri den Malleable Iron Company Other Superior Court Doing's. Judge George W. Wheeler in the su perior court yesterday issued an order empowering Receiver Frank C. Bush nell, of the Ready. Bits company, to sell that plant, including the real and per sonal property, the latter to be sold in whole or In parcels, at private sale by the second Tuesday in January, and the balance remaining unsold to be sold at public auction, by the fourth Tuesday in January, providing that no sale shall be for less than the appraisal of the goods. ''.- ' ' i , It is also provided in the order of the court that the buildings and land of the company on Quinnipiac avenue shall be sold, if possible, for as much as the mortgage on them, and that the pro ceeds from the sale shall go to pay the mortgage. , It is understood that next week an ef fort will be made to reorganize the company by the men who are now members of It, and it is likely that the reorganization plans will be perfected. ISSUE OF LAW FIRST. Motion that the issue of law first be tried was yesterday granted by Judge Wheeler in the superior court in .the action of A. Nelson Lewis against Charles H. Trowbridge, trustee for the old Elm City company, plaintiff claim ing to.be the assignee of Charles B. Stoughtori and seeking to recover $10, 000 for services rendered by Mr. Stough ton. The Elm City company got into financial difficulties some thirty years ago. - DEMURRER SUSTAINED. Judge George W. Wheeler, of the su perior court, has sustained the demur rer of Attorney J. Birney Tuttle to the. substituted complaints in the cases of Anthony Blum and John' G. Mollath against Yeomans & Dill, the local stock brokers, for $5,000 each. PABST BREWING COMPANY SUED. The Pabst Brewing company, of this city, has been made defendant in a suit for $15,000 brought by Attorney Good hart in behalf of, Joseph and Dora Freedman, of New York city. MERIDEN MALLEABLE IRON. It developed in the superior court at the short calendar term there yesterday that the Meriden Malleable Iron com pany, which is encumbered by first and second mortgages upon its .plant of $200,000, is about to be sold to the Sears Roebuck company, of "Chicago, which will begin the manufacture bf guns and revolvers. The hew concern will em ploy about 1,600 men. The purpose of bringing the matter into the court was to secure an unclouded . title , for the Chicago concern. . - : i . ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED. '; Charles F. Clark was appointed by Judge Cleaveland In the probate court yesterday as administrator on the es tate of Elizabeth Craddock. There is about $300 in the estate. . SMALL DAMAGES AWARDED. Judge G.i W. ! Wheeler yesterday awarded -Alamanzo Bacon $25, he hav ing sued the city of New Haven to re cover $3,000 for injuries received by a fall in front of the Westville Congrega tional church a year ago. . ' SUPERIOR COURT DOINGS. ' There were only two ex-parte divorce cases brought to the attention of Judge G. W. Wheeler in the civil side bf the superior court yesterday. One was that of Mrs- Mary Baust against Peter Baust, the grounds alleged being de sertlon, habitual intemperance and in tolerable cruelty. ..... In the case of Candee & Morse against George H. Woodruff, to recover $5,000, the basis of action being a claim that the defendant induced a client of the plaintiff to seek the counsel of the de fendant, the court ordered that the de fendant be given one week in which to file an answer to the complaint. ; : Judge Wheeler authorized -Receiver Jacob Ullmari to dispose of property of the Ottenheimer Brothers company to the . following: ' Clark-Milan Cotton Spool company, $40; I.. Newman & Sons, $30.50 ; M. Segar, $2 ; J.' Davidson, $2. s Judge Wheeler caused to be stricken from the docket of the superior court yesterday, on a motion for transfer to tho Waterbury court, the action of the state against Arthur D. - Warner and others. ' ; " ' SEVEN NEW ATTORNEYS. A meeting of the New Haven County Bar association was held prior to the opening of the short calendar term of the superior court yesterday morning, John K. Beach, the president, presid ing. ,: The following were admitted to practice, having fully passed the req uisite examinations: Frederick McCar thy, Thomas J. O'Brien, Sidney E. Ro senberg, George E. Mix, Louis M. Ro senbluth, Francis L, Drlscoll and Israel H. Mag. - TEMPORARY RECEIVER APPOINT ED. Applications was yesterday made to Judge Gager in the superior court for the appointment of a temporary receiv er for the Cheshire Coal and Feed com pany, of Cheshire, the request being granted on the announcement that in ternal dissensions seriously threatened the flnancinl stability of the concern. After some drsalon- on the subject Judge Gager accented the suggestion of Mr. Harriman. of Williams & Harri man, counsel for the complainants, and Howard C. Webb, counsel for Abner Hendee., and named Henry E. Terrell, of Cheshire, as temporary receiver un der bonds .of $10,000, at the same time appointing next Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock for : further hearing on the matter. EMPOWERED TO PAT INTEREST. By an order passed by Judpe Wheel r yesterday Receiver Jacob B. Ullman is empowered to pay Interest amount ing to $1,250 on a mortsae for rs. nnft held, by the Farmlngtou Savings bank I on property of the Ottenheimer Broth ers Corset company- WILL FORECLOSE MORTGAGE. Margaret E. McCjure, wife of Thomas McClure, has given notice that she in tends to foreclose a mortgage which Florence V. and Ella A. Hotchkiss gave her in 1S97 as security for a loan on th-2 property on Whalley avenue and Blake street There is a frontage of 76 feet on Whalley avenue and 170 on Blake ; street CITY COURT CASES. In the city court yesterday morning Donald E. Gardner, Jay S. Davis and Walter S. Tribble, the three youngsters arrested for burglary and theft had their cases continued until next Tues day. While in court the mother of the Davis boy fainted. She was carried into the judges' room and attended by Matron McGann. John Stringer, charged with theft wa? fined $1 and costs. .- - John Jansky, for failure to clean his sidewalk, was fined $2. - DIE WHEN EXPOSED TO LIGHT. 1 Strange Fish and Insects That Live in Perpetual Darkness. . . The cavern beetle was first discovered some seventy years ago in an Austrian cave, the grotto of Adelsberg. One specimen only was caught and though its discoverer offered a prize of 5 for' another, it was fourteen years before a second was found. r The cavern beetle has a little round body, very long legs and absolutely no eyes f at all. Brought . out from its gloomy haunts into the light of the sun, it dies almost immediately. Yet in its pitch-dark home, far beneath the sur face of the earth, it moves with as great : rapidity and certainty as any of its eyed relatives on the upper soil.: r -, To make up for its lack of sight, it is provided with antenae of extraordinary length and dellcatiy. By means of these it feels its way over the rough surface of the stone and hunts its prey other smeller blind insects with great rapid ity and absolute, certainty. V The cavern beetle has its enemies. The blothrus (a species of scorpion) and the great eyeless spider hunt it re morselessly. Prince Khevenhuller, whd thoroughly explored these caves some years ago, describes it as a most ex traordinary sight to watch by the light of a candle a scorpion, absolutely eye less, hunting a beetle, equally blind, along the cavern wall. Although the beetle was several feet in front of the scorpion, and divided from it by a fis sure in the rock yet the scorpion tracked it with absolute and almost ap palling certainty. The spider found in these caves is of a lovely ivory white, and is able like other insects which inhabit the same subterranean depths, to run very rapidly- and - find - its way with as positive certainty as if it bad eyes and light to. use them. Like several of the others it, too, perishes If taken out of the cave. Sunlight seems n.to wither and shrivel up these insects just as : though they had been paced in front of a hot fire. Yet, in spite of this fact, It is known that the blind cave creatures are de- : scended . from others. which originally lived in the light of day. An ordinary proof of this " is that, : though no faintesnray marks the differ, ence between day -and darkness in the depths they live in; yet it has been as certained beyond shadow of doubt that those whose ancestors were nocturnal In their habits still prefer to move about during those hours when the surface of the earth is in darkness. Numbers of different kinds of fish are known to live in the- gloomy rivers and lakes which exist in all large caves. t ; At San Maroos,' Tex., borings were recently made to provide a water sup ply for some new fresh hatcheries. At' a depth of 188 feet a great stream of; water was struck which shot up at the , rate bi 1,200 gallons a minute. With it came thousands of tiny, shrimp like : creatures, and also a large number of curious little, pale colored reptiles, pro-' vided with long tails and each having What, Shall i Give Him. If this oueston is giv ng you trouble, why not select one of the mhnv useful thinc tn ha found in our store ? Hose.Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, ' Gloves, N Armbands, Suspenders. Jewelry, Collars, Cuffs, Shirts, House Coats, BathRobes Rain Coats,. Suits, ' Overcoats, Etc.,' Etc. g i Its HP r. ome The joy of giving is all the more intense when you feel that your gift expresses your taste and satisfies the needs of the per son to whom you present it Large assortments with low prices are the helps you need in making your choices. Here are a few pertinent suggestions. Lots more on our counters and shelves. ' . Leather Novelties. Extraordinary selections not to be equalled in any other New Haven store. No end of variety and all at most reasonoble prices. Something appropriate in th-s stock for men, women or children. . ' ,r Gloves as Gifts. Never heard of a woman or man having too many gloves, did you ? Can't mike a mis take if you decide to give gloves, but of course they should be good gloves not necessarily high-priced ones otherwise your gift would fall short In properly pleasing. Furs as' Gifts. , ' It Is partlcuiarly noteworthy that, while prices are soaring In the Fur markets, we have a well-selected stock on which we have not advanced prices. Pictures as Gifts. Pictures for nursery, hall, dining-room, sitting-room , or library; pictures for old or young, hundreds of them artistically framed. All sorts of fine qualities at all sorts of low prices. , Diamonds and Jewelry. We are showing an unusual collection of diamonds and jewelry. As they were pur chased before recent advances in cost, and in anticipation of a higher market, we are able to offer them at prices that daily surprise our customers. . . House Coats and BathRobes. Cozy house-coats and nice, warm bath robes just the kind the husband or son has been longing for. Creations that compel ad mirationprices that command attention. " eg Skates. Nothing is quite as much appreciated by a young man as a pair of ice.skates. Nothing: makes a boy quite so happy. . ; And you can pleas6 a girl as well. Skating's great sport and fine exercise. f Buy skates. WHY NOT BOOKS FOR XMAS ? ' - - ' I ----- ..... , - . V -.j-.-" .'-.7 .' ' ' . - ' s- . ' 5 ' . ' After Christmas, the Aeolian Orchestrelle will be exhibited, with pianos and other musical Instruments, at M. Stelnert & Sons', 777 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn. four legs. These tiny monsters were absolutely eyeless. The only trace that they ever possesed such organs are two little black spot's above the nostrils. A simitar creature known as the elm inhabits 'the rivers in the Austrian caves already mentioned - In the depths of the fianina Cave, nearly a mile and a ; half from the entrance, the elm is most abundant. The waters are fairly alive with them, and when, some years ago, the Arehduke Ferdinand paid a visit to this cave,- a net was let down and a number of the little reptiles caught for his beneflt.r-Tlt -Bits. CHILDREN'S PARTY DRESSES. . Although ' a little more tim andi money is usually expended upon the children's party " dresses than upon those for general wear, mothers should look to the utilitarian side, as well as to. the ..attractive. Many, mothers of small girjs will listen to none of the pleas for silks and new fancy materi als, but adhere to the white materials which may be put in the tub, launder ed i and ; emerge fresh and crisp as though purchased anew. Of these mat erials in plain white the India mull, French cambrio and Paris muslins are perhaps, the sheerest and most dainty. There are also Persian lawns and India linens and th fine namsooks which are among the wear-resisting. Very delicate, too, are those with a fine lace stripe. Where colors are preferred, .there are the flowered organdies, which always make up so prettily,, with, . ribbons of the same shade to correspond, with the flower or leaf, and many novelty goods which are new this season. -China and India silks are always to be recomend ed, for they d'evelope prettily and may be cleaned or - ' laundered to1 look like ne w, if care is exercised in this work. , One little dress was developed of white India mull and v1encienn.es lace and last-M Christmas Umbrellas. . i ' Umbrellas ! A stupendous collection of them! Something to suit every taste and every purse. Look at the silk ones. Have' you ever seen them equalled for style and quality ? Just examine the handles. They are the most beautiful shown this season. Then look ot the prices. Never lower ! Christmas Hats for Men. If ho one Is going to surprise you with a new hat, surprise yourself with an 'ALTHBE'. The sense of enjoyment will be complete and will last a long time for 'Althbes wear so well that most men are surprised that we don't charge more for them. Near-seal and Alaska seal caps at low prices, too. ; Opera Glasses, as Presents. Handsome effects in rich and exceedingly artistic opera glasses. We've marked them all at reasonable prices. Here is an example : white and, oriental pearl, with pearl draw tubes and gilt cross-bars. Fancy gilt bands and superior quality lenses. Imported direct from Paris. Price, $6.00. Still Toys Galore. We are not "pikers." When we buy toys we buy enough toys. We have been com plimented by store experts on our stock of toys this season. That's gratifying to us and Important to you. For buying big stocks means buying at low prices. i Furniture as Gifts. Really practical things that benefit the whole family. Restful chairs of - all kinds and shapes, from plain wooden rockers to tapestry-covered arm-chairs. Besides, many music Cabinets, desks and foot-stools at fascinating prices. .' Silverware in the Basement. Immense' assortments in desirable things of latest design, specially qualified as appropri ate Christmas gifts. Many , pieces to choose from in original Rogers and newest patterned sterlina silver. insertion, Two rows of Valenciennes in sertion were ai-ranged above the hem of the skirt. This . insertion was half an inch wide. Two rows were similarly arranged on the blouse and three per pendicular rows were stitched on the front boxplait. The mull was cut away from under the lace so as to produce a transparent affect. On account of the low neck the short puff sleeves are most appropriate. They may simply be finished with a band of the Insertion, or a; frill of deep lace may be allowed to- extend below. Deep Valenciennes lace forms the bertha which so becomingly completes the finish for the low-cut neck. ; Instead of this lace bertha a delight ful effect iA&y be produoed' by cutting a bertha from the material, of the dress, cutting the lower edge in scallops. This edge is finished preferably with a whip ped hem, and the lace gathered and sewed on a trifle full. If this cannot be readily accomplished, an ordinary hem; very narrow, has the lace sewed to the edge. A second row is arranged above the first This may also be adapted to a circular bertha. As has already been mentioned, hand work is especially fashionable for chil dren's dresses at present, and the pos sibilities of French knots and feather stitching are almost infinite. Even the simplest tuck yoke becomes daintiness personified when it is decorated with rows of feather-stltchlngi between the tucks. French knots, arranged to form medallions and surrounded by a row of the same useful feather-stitchtng, form a very oheap but effective trimming for children's party and dancing school dresses. .:.,. There are at present to be seen in the shops such a multitude of dainty braids, insertions, silk gimps, laces and buttons that even the most parti oular ot mothers la surra to-flni. some ' - inute Hints. thing appropriate to trim her littls one's frook if she does not care for or has not the time for hand-work. From McCall's Magazine. 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. 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. Property cared for Ss P. THRASHEB.