NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 1C04'
IATEST FAIR MEN SEWS
CHRISTMAS EXERCISE8 IX THE
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
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
Organ prelude Opus 14, No. 2 Andante
Choir hymn Herald Angels.. .....4..
Cantata Immanuel .. .. ....... ...Doane
Offertory solo Hark! What Mean
Those Heavenly Voices... Stock
, -.'; Miss Hendee.
Organ postlude Grand offertory......
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
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. .
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
. 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
It takes a woman to say "dear" in a
tone that makes it sound like' a cuss
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
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
Ice applied-between shoulders and
back of head will stop bleeding at the
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
, 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
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 .
'; 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
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 ;
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
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
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
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 ?
Gloves, N Armbands,
House Coats, BathRobes
Suits, ' Overcoats,
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. ' .
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
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
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 ?
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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
. 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
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
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
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
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
thing appropriate to trim her littls
one's frook if she does not care for or
has not the time for hand-work. From
S. P. THRASHER
REAL ESTATE & LOANS
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.
I have a few shares of mining stock
now paying 8 per cent, with great pros
pects. Come in and talk it over.
Property cared for
Ss P. THRASHEB.
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