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The Municipal Voters' League of Chi
cago finds that out of thirty-five out
going aldermen this year twenty-four
are worthy of commendation a3 honest
and capable; and only six Justify "ex
plicit and unreserved condemnation."
Its report furnishes encouraging evi
dence that progress toward the better
ment of the city government continues.
The canton of Zurich, in Switzerland,
has taken steps to establish an annual
poll tax of 85 cents, to be called the
Zurich medical tax, and from the fund
thus produced some half a hundred
physicians are to be maintained, whose
services, are to be at the disposal of any
member of the commune, free of any
remuneration, whenever he may choose
to call for them.
The helpful hen is looking up. The
record price for a hen was paid at the
Boston, poultry show last week when
a New York firm bid $750 for a buff
"Plymouth Rock, for which the original
owner thought he wa3 asking a pro.
hlbltive price when he named $100. But
It so happened that there were several
people who wantetd that particular
Ireland has boon and Is somewhat dis.
tressfui, but people live long there.
The Registrar-General, of Ireland, in his
annual report, gives some figures which
prove that with all her grievances, Ire
land is the land of centenarians. Nine
ty-six women and 86 men 182 persons
in all aged 100 years and upwards, died
during 1904; and 711 persons died aged
95 years an upward. "Old age" holds
the second place in the classified causes
of deabb, it being given as the cause In
stead of any specified disease in 9,840
Dr. William Osier's mother entered
on her one hundredth year recently at
her home in Canada. Three-quarters
of a century ago the Rev. Mr. Osier
and his wife settled at Bondhead. On
tario. Four of their sons have been
men of great Canadian reputation, and
one, Dr. Osier, regius professor of med
Jcine; at Oxford university, is a recog
nized leader of the English and Ameri
can medical profession. E. B. Osier, M.
P.; and Justice Featherstone Osier, of
the Court of Appeals, are the two
prominent remaining sons. The late
lB. B. Osier, one of the foremost men of
the Canadian bar, was also a son.
There is no restriction on the coin
age of copper in China and this free
coinage is said to threaten the de
basement of the empire's currency. It
is estimated that the output in 1904 ap
proximated 1,745,000,000 pieces and the
Shanghai Chamber of Commerce says
ttfat by 1906, when all the mints are In
peratiOn, it will reach 16,413,000,000
pieces. It is believed that the United
States exports to China orie-half of all
the copper used- The Importation of
copper disks., the same size as the
coins themselves, has been prohibited
by the Chinese government which found
that people famous for "ways that are
dark and tricks that are vain" estab-
lished a lucrative industry by stamping
them at home.
A Stockholm correspondent of the
Vossische Zeitung of Berlin expresses
surprise that the Nobel awards are con
stantly becoming smaller. At the first
distribution they amounted to 150,782
kronen, but this year they have been
reduced to 138.0S9. The Swedish papers
doubt the Wisdom of leaving to the
Norwegians the determination of. the
peace prize, as the Storthing, which has
control of the matter, might use its
power for illegitimate purposes, and
the demand is made that the regula
tions of the Swedish Central Commis
sion be thoroughly revised. The in
come from the Nobel endowments, ac
cording to the latest reports, was 1,378,
000 kronen; but the expense of manage
ment has been so great that less than
Gne-bal of this sum has been distrib-
uted in prizes. It is charged that the
board recently purchased a building to
be used solely for the fund and its work
at a cost of 100,000 kronen in excess of
what it had been offered for a few
months previously. ,
A BE A L CUTE GIRL.
That is a neat little story that comes
from Asheville, itforth Carolina, where
Miss Irene Depew, "a well-known
beauty and social favorite," has lived
and flourished. She was so beautiful
and so favorite that three brothers fell
in love with her, or, at least, they and
she thought they did. Perhaps she
didn't fall in love with the three broth
ers, or with any one of them, but she
liked them all. Of course she couldn't
marry all three of them, though she
was willing to marry any one of them.
Tbey couldn't choose which one should
be blessed by her, and she wouldn't.
She was, nevertheless, equal to the
emergency. She left the choice to
Chance.' She didn't raffle herself off,
as if she were a goose, turkey, pig or
chicken, but she did allow the brothers
to draw lots for her. On one of three
strips of pasteboard was her name, and
the youngest of the brothers got her,
and he is happy.
How much better this was than to
cruelly hurt everybody's feelings and
perhaps breed a tragedy. Miss Depew
is a smart and a fair girl. We hope
she Is as pleased with her young man
as he is with her, and that they both
may live happily ever after.
XOT ENOVGU YET.
New York is a big place, and one of
the big things in it Is its hotel business.
For many years shrewd and moneyed
men have been trying to build enough
hotels to accommodate people, and so
far they have not succeeded- Within
two years about seven thousand rooms
have been added to New York's hotel
accommodations, but there are still
times when the demand greatly ex
fsds the supply. For instance, during
the Automobile show. Most of the ho
tels made every effort to meet the de
mands for rooms, but after they had
persuaded as many patrons as could
be persuaded to undergo the doubling
up process, from twenty-five to two
hundred applicants were turned away
daily by many houses. In spite of this
almost unprecedented demand for
rooms In no instance could it be learned
that any advance in rates had been
made. Ttie proprietor of one housa with
a normal capacity for four hundred
guests said that in an effort to accom
modate the overflow he had telephoned
to every hotel from the Chelsea at
Twenty-third street to the Belleclaire
at Seventy-sixth street and Broadway
without being able to secure a room.
Even ex-President Cleveland couldn't
get a room in the hotel "which he likes,
and many smaller men had the same
Awhile ago we were told that there
was surprising illiteracy in the city of
Philadelphia- Now the statement of
Dr. Draper, Commissioner of Educa
tion, as to the high percentage of illit
eracy in some of the rural counties of
New York will shock a good njany peo
ple who have been in the habit of
thinking that illiterates were either of
foreign parentage or else to be found
among the negroes or white mountain
eers of the South. These figures are of
illiterates' whose parents were born in
this -country, and they show that some
of the counties in New York badly
need a campaign of education. The fig
ures also indicate that the advantages
of environment are not all with chil
dren raised in the country. The city
of New York has only 1 per cent, of il
literates born of native parents, and
Erie county, with Buffalo, has only 3
per cent. Sullivan county has 43 per
cent, of illiterates of native parentage;
Fulton county, in the Adirondacks, has
54 per cent- of such illiterates; Dela
ware has 59; Tioga, 65, and Schoharie
76. These are not sporadic cases of
neglect of education, for Madison coun
ty has 41 per cent, of such illiterates;
Greene, Warren and Yates 42 per cent,
each; Steuben and Tompkins, 45 per
cent, each; Chenango, Cortland and
Schuyler, 47 per cent. each.
Well, well! Hope Connecticut isn't
in any such condition. It ought not
to be with Yale in its midst.
"Do you think a little learning is a
"Pnssihlv. But It isn't half so dan-
gerous as the same amount of ignor-
ance." Detroit Free Press.
Tess So he jilted her, eh? That must
have made her feel cheap.
Jess Not as cheap as he might wish.
She computes the damage to her heart
at $25,000. Philadelphia Press.
Mrs. E. Z. Munny My poor man, you
must have had many severe trials.
Peripathetic Pete Yessum, I have.
But I ginerally gits off light on account
o me innercent face. Cleveland Lead
er. Gaston I tell you, old man, Miss
Watkyns is a mighty sensible girl the
most sensible girl, I think, I ever knew.
Alphonse I think you're right, my
boy. I wouldn't advise you to propose
to her Somerville Journal.
Mrs. Highthought Do you not think
in every nature there is a sealed room,
a holy of holies, to which the world is
Mrs. Plainthought Yes, I know; my
cook won't allow me in the kitchen.
Teacher Tommy, can you tell me
anything about Helen of Troy? 1
Tommy Sure- She lived in Troy, on
de Hudson river, an' supported her
widowed mudder an' little brudder by
workin' in a collar factory. Chicago
Hardup I'll never go to that res
taurant again., The last time I was
there a man got my overcoat and left
his in its place.
Weloff But the proprietor wasn't to
blame, was he?
Hardup No, but I might meet the
other mm. Tales.
Bessie Oh, Tommy!' My new baby
dolly is almost human! When I squeeze
her she begins to cry and when I put
her to bed she closes her eyes!
Tommy Huh! She'd be more human
if she closed her eyes when you walk
the floor with her and began to cry
when you put her to bed! Puck.
"I am hurt more than you," said the
' "When I punish you, son,", and
The boy raised his head as he sobblng
"Well, there's some consolation in
Woman's Home Companion.
"What is your idea of success?"
"Success," answered the cynic, "con
sists in making enough stir about your
achievements to cause your failures to
be overlooked." Washington Star.
Brown What is the matter with
Jones? He is going around sideways.
Smith He's, living in a flat now, and
got that habit from slipping between
the furniture- Puck. . .
Parson Good morning', Mrs. Stub
bins. Is your husband at home
Mrs. Stubblns (hanging recently
patched trousers on clothes line) 'Es
'ome, sir, but 'e's a-bed.
Parson How is it he didn't come to
church on Sunday? You know we must
have our hearts in the right place.
Mrs. Stubblns Lor, sir, 'is 'eart's all
right. It's 'is trouziz! Punch.
It may be my intelligence ain't what it
ought to be,
But somehow human nature's most
mysterious to me.
It's got me fooled completely, when I
see a solemn man .
Rise up to advocate some glorious phll-
antnropic plan .
And then find out he had extensive in
terests at stake
An that lie s figured all the time on
nrolits he miarht make.
It gets me downright nervous; it is
Hard to keep serene,
A-llstenin' to what people say an'
guessin" what they mean.
It's hard to disregard the words whose
steady rhythmic flow
Stirs up your inmost feelings, Jes' like
music sweet an slow:
But I'm gettin' so suspicious that I
merci sit an try
To size the talker up an' catch a twin
kle in his eye.
I note the kind of clothes he wears,
and If they're brushed with care
The way he trims his whiskers and the
way ne cuts nis hair.
rve had hard work, but .'bout the
toughest task I ve ever seen.
listenin' to what people say an1
guessin' what they mean.
CURIOUS USES FOR WOOD.
Ingenious Yankee and 'What He
Wrought Out of Wasted Redwood Bark
The giant sepuolas of California,
thousands of years old, have ibeen pre
served to this day because of their
enormously thick bark. From time to
time, in the course of ages, forest fires
have swept through the big tree landR,
destroying everything, yet only scorch
ing for a couple of Inches' depth or so
the almost fireproof bark- The flames,
having carbonized that much of the
bark, could penetrate no further, for
the carbonized portion formed an ab
solutely fireproof covering for the re
mainder of the interior bark.
In the felling of the giant 'redwoods
for timber, tons upon tons of the foot
thick bark would accumulate as a re
sult of the cutting up of the giants. It
was often found , seriously in the way,
interfering with the removal of the logs
otherwise it would have been allowed to
remain on the ground until It rotted.
So there was nothing to do tout burn
the unsightly heaps.
cue one aay many years ago a
shrewd Connecticut Yankee named At
kinson, a. woodturner by trade, began
to think about this waste a bit during
his prolonged residence in ' his new
home on the Paclfio slope, True, the
bark was too soft to make wooden nut
megs out of, but it might do for some
thing else. So he thought and thought
and in the course of time had produced
a whole variety of useful articles from
the hitherto wasted bark; dubbed It
"atklnsos," or vegetable asbestos, and
made an honest living for years there
from. The industry spread; and now
redwood bark articles are in fact, al
ways have been common property for
anybody to make in the West or East.
Almost all Pacific State homes have ex
amples In their rooms of the useful
articles made from this bark, of which
there are two kinds, soft and hard.
Some of these redwood 'bark articles
are pin cushions, penwipers, table mats
(for receiving hot plates), flatiron mats
(to prevent scorching), bathroom non
absorbent mats, fishing floats, tempos
ary corks, life buoy filling, "cork" Jack.
ets, cold storage Insulation, houBe
sheathing insulation (will burn under
great heat if attacked both sides, (but is
about six times a more efficient heat
insulator than woven asbestos); also
coin mats, moisture proof match safes,
bicycle handles, silk hat ibrushes, chair
seat mats, sound deadening insulation,
$tlttr nr flirtni
DUBgrsia a fjmmr
mattress fillings,! cork carpet substi
tutes and a variety of other uses.
The bark is entirely odorless, of a
rich brown color! ad is singularly non
absorbent. A pjiece kept under water
for a month wlin absorb no more moist
ure than a piece of cork. It has a
short, brittle, filire cork has no fibre
whatever and is consequently not so
liable to snap as is the Quercus suber.
It lacks, however), the elasticity and lo
cal toughness o,f cork and is slightly
heavier in its specific gravity,, but is
much more easily worked in manufac
turing into articles.'..
Curious natural brushes are produced
from one of th palmetto species on
our Southern coasts. The "bristles" of
the brush and the solid wood portion
thereof are all cpe. No '.'coming out"
complaint with these bristles.
The brushes We made in two ways.
The extreme roo of the tree is a mass
of fibres. These :are cut off close to the
trunk, which is sawed oft about an
inch up, and the slab is cut up into
simple brushes for the bath, toilet, hair,
etc. Another couple of inches will be
sawed off the trunk, well soaked and
the pithy, wood jagged out from be
tween the fibres by a crude kind of
steel or jagged, comb. Once a pith is
thoroughly dried and hard it will stand
Immersion In hot ibath waters without
These curious natural made brushes
are only locally Known, and are occa
sionally sold to tourists. They are un
known to commerce in the American
brush trade. No attempt has ever been
made to establish any industry in them.
Yet they are possibly the longest lived
brushes extant. A bath brush used for
half a dozen years looked, true, as if it
had had plenty of use, but was good
enough or another half dozen years.
The fibres and wood are of a bright
sandy hue, and If kept clean almost
preserve throughout their agreeably
slight odor, reminding one of dried corn
leaves. Scientiflo American.
, FRENCH OFFICIAL BARBER.
Perhaps the man most sought after
by Journalists in Paris at the present
moment is the jovial M. Emile Joussein,
"ofllclal barber" to the Senate, who, at
his very curious establishment in the
Rue de Tournon, "shaves the Parll
ment, smartens up the Sorbonne, and
singes the Academy." The most cele
brated and the most honerable heads
are confided to his tonsorial care, and
none is better Informed than he as to
what goes on behind the scenes of the
French Political stage. But although,
in view of the approaching Presiden
tial election, he has been solicited to
deliver up what he knows, he refuses
to reveal the secrets overheard by him.
"No. sir. I am secret and taciturn.''
and he proceeds to floor his interlo
cutor with a quotation from the Greek.
For he knows Greek, does this doyen of
barbers, and also Latin and old French.
Among his clients M- Joussein cites
with pride Vlctorien Sardou. On bis
first professional Visit to the celebrated
dramatist the door was opened to him
by a clean shaven footman In velvet
knee breeches, whom he ordered to In
form Sardou of his arrival, adding
"Make haste, my man, I'm In a hurry."
"Alas," comically exclaims M. Joussein,
"that clean shaven footman was Sar
dou himself!" M, Joussein was the
friend of Renan, whom he shaved on his
death bed. Having finished his task,
he turned and said, in the valedictory
words of the priest, "Ite, mlssa est,"
thereupon drawing upon himself the
charge of impiety.
Zola, Octave Feuillet (who used to
find fault with his democratic leanings),
"Victor Cherbuliez' (who presented him
wtih copies of all his works, each with
a flattering dedication), were among
his clients, and M. Chaumio, as minis
ter of Public Instruction. Against M.
Chaumle M- Joussein has a grudge.
"For, says he. "while he was minister
not onco did he confide his respectable
head to my care- I suppose he was
afraid that, had I once my razor on
his throat. I might have compelled him
him to crown me with the Academic
palms." Which was indeed a probabil
ity, for M. Chaumle may have had in
mind the advertisement quoted above
"singes the academy." "frlser" mean
ing "to be on the point of attaining" as
well as "to singe." London Chronicle.
line effect so
hose who fol
low the latest
Henry H ToM
. jrork It.
The Horizontal Drop
In prices of all sorts of goods used dur
ing winter weather doesn't mean that
prices were high, but it does mean that
overstocked dealers and manufacturers
want money to create new business.
The manufacturers are letting us give
our public great advantages.
Come in and see them at once Car
pets made and laid free If ordered this
Crawford Ranges and Parlor Stoves.
Furniture at Special Low Prices.
EASY PAYMENTS IP YOTJ LIKE.
P. i. Kelly &Go.
Open Evenings except Tuesday and
81T-823. GRAND AVENUE.
36-38 Church Street.
Carpet Cleaning Works
No. IN Court Street.
Carpets called for and delivered.
Carpets cleaned and laid, also made
over, In fact everything; done in the
All work satisfactorily Rnd promptly
done. Telephone call, 1832-2. Girt ui
Do You Need Glasses?
Come to us.
We make all styles of eye
glasses and spectacles.
Our glasses are comfort
able, stylish and reasonable
in price. All the latest im
proved methods for testing
and no fee for examining
J. H. G. DURANT,
JKWELKIl AND OFTICIAN
71 Church St. Op. P. O.
Mounted with Pearls, fancy
Sapphires, Peridot, Aqua
Marines, Topaz and Ame
From $16 to $38.
From $10 to $55.
857-859 Chapel St.
Keep on Time.
Crystal Clock with leather
case for traveling. French
movement Equally suited
for dresser, desk, or traveling.
WELLS & gunde;
TO CHAT EL STREET, NEW HAVEN
Look for the most desirable, and th
best in quality, at a reasonable price.
Has the selection to suit every purse.
Here you can find suitable present
from fifty cents to five hundred dol.
Bracelets, Bead Necks, Brooches
and Lockets have the call this year.
Kirby & Son.
822 CHAPEL STREET.
THERE is a differ
ence in Tinware.
The small boy
" " mvvui a ica
his dog with tin
pans doesn't appre
ciate it half as much
as his mother who
decorates her kitchen
with them. We know
the difference and have
made a point of buy
ing only the best that
can be bought. We
have found other
people who jporeclate
good things. Do you?
The assortment com
pares with the quality
ana tne prices com
pared with tht quality
are surprisingly ow.
r S- I m w w
of Wonderful Pianoforte.
Harmonie Hall, Wednesday Jan. 24
81IS P. M,
Miss Edna Estelle Hall,
Graduate Yale Mnsle School rind pu
pil of Prof. S. S. Sanford, planlxte.
MhsSarah Martin, .
Contralto, United Church.
PUBLIC CORDIALLY INVITED
tickets Iree at Steinertone Piano
Coiunnnri 106 Park street and at llnr
iuonle Hall on evening; of concert.
The object of this hearing Is to dem
onatrnte the remarkable superiority of
the Steinertone Piano over nil other
makes In brilliancy of tonal effects, ra
pidity and exqulsiteness of action and
In durability and construction.
We are equipped by special machine
for sharpening clippers, and warrant
work perfect. Saws repaired. Gen
eral grinding. 181 St. John Street, op
posite new engine house. JAMES
i F. GILBER T & CO.,
65 Church St.
Have you found . ( j
The Eye Glass
which fits your face and is worn with comfortT ' "
Experience has taught us that no one form of patent nose-rim,
guard or frame will fit every faoe, - "
, It Is our policy to fit each customer with the frame best suited
the Individual case. Our stock Includes all the popular nose pieces
and frames and nearly every combination of lens, both plain and
compound. Our workshop. Is on the premises. and every glass is
adjusted by competent salesmen of experience.
- Oculists prescriptions requiring speolal frames and lenses care
fully fitted. , , . .
Glasses readjusted without charge. '
E L WASHBURN & CO.,
84 Church Street and 61-63 Center St., New Haven,
PICTURE FRAME PROBLEMS.
NEARLY everybody has them we solve them. There are so many
things to consider when a picture is to be framed artistically
where it Is to hang, the relation It will bear to other pictures on the
same wall, etc., that exqerlence In these matters becomes aii impor
For more than a quarter century Picture Frame Problems has
been one of our specialties,
We give our best attention to all work, whether, a single pass-,
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Visitors aJways welcome.
F. W. TIERNAN & CO.,
827 CHAPEL STREET. ,
A .n.nl.1 m.tHnff rf thn fit nolf Vl nlA-
ers of the New Haven County National
Bank will be held on the 15th day of
February, 190, at ten o'clock In the
corporation for the purpose of chang
ing Article 0 ul me ArLimra ui .flam,-
elation of said corporation so as lo
read: 'The board of directors shall
consist of not less than nine nor more
than fifteen stockholders," Instead of
as at prasent, me nosra or directors
shall consist of nine stockholders," and
to ratify and confirm the election of
1a.,am l.anf nr. aA at the. annual
meeting of the stockholders held on
A. H1SATOIN KUBUHXBUIN,
F. S. PORTER,
, r tt vt n xt w rTTT"ir"rirT yi
Stockholders f the above named bank.
January 13, laun.
PORTRAITS AT HOME
Easy to make with a
By daylight or Flashlight
We have the KODAKS, the
Flashlight Materials and
Books that will guide you to
THE HARVEY & LEWIS CO.
881 CHAPEL STREET,
$55 Main Street, Hartford.
TSl CHAPEL STREET.
Over Wm. Frank A Co's
Teeth Extracted Vlthemt
Pii la Specialty.
fc, D. HOKKS D All
1 OO DOWN WEEKLY.
We carry all styles from $15
7 in. Victor Records 50c,
Reduced to 35c, 10 in. Vic
tor Records $1-00, Reduced
12 in. Victor Records $1.50'
Reduced to $1.00. '
Call and hear the Victor.
Store open evenings.
A large stock of records to
John . Bassett, Prop.,
B CHURCH STREET.
Lemons aoiv booking
Studio, 00 Insurance Building.
Opposite P. Q.
District of New Haven, ss. Probate
court, January 22d, 1906.
ESTATE OF STEPHEN Q. HUBBARD,
late of New Haven, In said District
jO G C Gfl-S 6 (3
The Administrator, having exhibited
his administration account with the
said estate to this Court for allowance,
it is '
ORDERED That the 1st day of
February, 1906, at ten o'clock in the
forenoon, at a Court of Probata to be
held at New Haven, ' in said District,
be and the same Is appointed for a
hearing on the allowance of said ac
count, and this Court directs that no
tice of the time and place of saMcf
hearing be given by publishing this
order three times in some newspaper
having a circulation in said Dlstrbt.
Livingston W, Cleveland, Judge.
And New Haven will help
her entertain. The finest of
the Republic will be here.
Ready for them ?
We'll be ready for you it
you are not.
OPPOSITE VANDERBILT HAXIi
Souvenir Post Cards, largest
stock in City at '
J. A. McKee's,
930 Chapel Street.
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