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JJETV HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER; SATURDAY FEBRUARY, 10; 1908.
3 case will be taken to the supreme court. If the demurrer Is overruled the case will practically be out of court REMOVAL NOTICE 1 mi Made from Pure Grape Cream of Tartar In baking powier Royal is the standard, the powder esf bijgbest ; reputation ; found by th United States Government tests of greatest strength and purity. 7 It renders the food more healthful and palat able and is most economical in practical ose. Housekeepers jare sometimes importuned to buy alum powders because they are "cheap. Yet tome of the dieapest made powders arc sold to aansnzriers aTtbe highest price. floosefoeepers should stop and think. Is it not better to bey the Royal and take no chances the powder whose goodness and honesty are never qaesnexR Is it economy to spoil your digestion by an alum-phosphate or other adultered powder to save a few p carries? .'' IN AND ABOUT THE COURTS ELLIOTT STREET MAN SUES CITY for $a,ooo. Pie-Maker Legatee Baldwin Supports Wife Daring Divorce Proceedings New Haven Man Successful in Surety Suit City Court News. Evidence was taken yesterday In the case of Rayner vs. New Haven before Judge Thayer, It Is a jury case. Last February, Mr. Elliott, who lives on Elliott street, but works In Berby, was returning home, and after he had left the trolley car and had walked about 100 feet from the corner of Washington end Gilbert street he fell and was car ried t? his home by bystanders. The suit Is for $3,000 damages, ', and the plaintiff charges that no care was ex ercised In keeping the portion of the street in question free from the Ice and enow. Attorneys Strouse and Arvlne are for the plaintiff and defendant re spectively. Court was adjourned till Tuesday morning. MRS- MARLOWE GRANTED DI VORCE. '; . " ; , ' In the case of 'Elizabeth Marlowe vs, William Marlowe decision was handed down yesterday afternoon. The separ ation was granted on the ground of In tolerable cruelty. RUSSELL PAYS ALIMONY. , An action for divorce and alimony was made by Maud Russell against William A. Russell, both of Walllng ford in the superior court yesterday on grounds of desertion. The woman Is now living In Haverhill, Mass. . Judge Wheeler refused to, grant the divorce, tout ordered alimony to toe paid at the rate of $5 a week. JUDGE ALLOWS WIFE $10 A WEEK. The divorce suit of Mrs. Mary Isa belle Baldwin against Harry . Hunter Baldwin was saved a hearing before Judge George W. Wheeler In the su perior court yesterday by agreement between the parties. It Is a case where the suit of Mrs. Baldwin was followed by a cross bill by her husband, each alleging intolerable cruelty. The case was set for a hearing on the original plaintiff's petition for ali- An Epicure Enjoys Grape -Nuts Wafers An entirely new flavor, all their own, choice, fetching and fascinating for lun cheons. The hostess may feel secure when she serves the delicate crisp Wafers, because they are the embodiment of what goes to please fastidious tastes. Made by " POSTTTM CEREAL CO., LTD., Battle Creek. Mich. 3R mony pending the decision In the mat ter. Agreement was reached by the counsel to allow Mrs. Baldwin $10 a week pending the outcome. Mr- Bald win is alleged by his wife to be worth $50,000. WINS SURTY SUIT. After being out but ten minutes the jury in the civil side of the superior court, Judge Tyner presiding yesterday rendered a verdict for the defendant in the suit of Schwabacher Bros. & Co., of Seattle, Wash., against H. B. Ives of this city. Suit was brought by the Schwabacher company claiming that Mr. Ives had guaranteed a bill of gro ceries that were ordered several years ago to be shipped to the Kansaan Bay Co., of Kasaan, Alaska- This guaran tee Mr. Ives admitted as true, but he stated that In calling on the Schwa' bachers two or three years ago they had asked for a new guarantee, stating that the old guarantee had been mis laid. Mr. Ives stated then that the guarantee was limited as to time and amount, but this the Schwabacher peo pie denied. MRS. GREEN GETS BEQUEST." Mrs. Mary E. Green'of 23 Saltonstall avenue will probably work no longer for a living at the Connecticut Pie and Bakery company in ChapelTstreet, since a kind friend named James J. McCoy, of Greenpolnt, Brooklyn,, has left her $2,500 and a saloon. The saloon ts at 98 Manhattan avenue, Brooklyn, and Mrs.Green will place a manager there or sell it. It is reputed to be a per fect bonanza. Mrs. Green is the resid uary beneficiary of a will made by a man who loved her. PUBLIC LIBRARY THEFT CASE. The case of Louisa Williams, charg ed with theft of library books, was continued until February IS, bonds be ing fixed at $100. SCOTT WITHDRAWS APPEAL. It was etated yesterday that Herman A. Scott had withdrawn his appeal to the supreme court and settled up in full tor dsfmages demanded by his wife, Carrie A. Scott, for her divorce, which was argued in the superior court sev eral weeks ago. His wife, Carrie A. Scott, brought action for divorce and alimony, and settlement was granted in her favor, and she was awarded $1,000 to soothe her wounded feelings. IMPORTANT DEMUiRREiR ARGUED, The principal case , before Judge Wheeler in the short .calendar session of the superior court yesterday was a demurrer to the third defense of the Piatt Bros. Co. against the city of Wa terbury. Colonel Burpee for the defense stated that the Piatt Co. have recovered all they could claim on the first judgment. Judge Wheeler reserved his decision. If the demurrer is sustained then the ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT (Continued from First Page.) period what is equivalent to twenty four new school rooms with seats for 1,200 pupils have been provided, the re maining 1,800 pupils have been plaoed by opening two unsuitable rooms in the basement of Webster school, by over crowding many school rooms, and by holding double sessions in a number of districts. The new schools now provid ed for by appropriation will add thirty more rooms with seats for 1,500 pupils, but when the buildings are completed there will still be 300 unprovided for, and if the present rate of increase con tinues this number will have increased over 1,000 by the beginning of a new year. The annual expenditure for our schools is very large. This expenditure for the year 1906 will make a total of $581,600, including the appropriation of $516,491, and adding thereto bonds fall ing due, interest on bonds, insurance and office supplies, which are paid by tfce city. This sum amounts to 36 3-10 per cent, of the total revenue received by the city from tax-ss, but if the a.mount received from the state for the schools and which cannot be used for any other purpose, and the amounts re ceived for tuition of pupils living out side of the district, aggregating $67,970 be deducted, this percentage is reduced to 33 per cent. However, it must be borne in mind that the items of interest and payment of bonds do not belong to the current expenses for 1906 but are an indebtedness , from past years. In addition to the sums stated above the city must pay this year a note of $50,000 the amount borrowed for a school building in 1905. The superintendent shows that the average expense per pupil, In all schools, was $24.02, the low est for thirteen years and that the average cost per pupil of the salaries paid to teachers was $17.57, which is less tlhan in any previous year for fifteen years. The board feels that Its corps of teachers is faithful and efficient and that the salaries paid are low for the service rendered. It is difficult to see where reduction in expenses can be made without impairing the service or eliminating from the system courses of instruction which are demanded by the people. 'Respectfully submitted in behalf of the Board of Education, Eli Whitney, President. New Haven, Conn., February 9, 1906. The report of the superintendent of schools deals with: 1, General aims o the schools. 2, School accommodations. The following recommendations are made in it: I recommend In the approximate or der of their importance, the following, additional school accommodations. I hope that the board will take its first opportunity to urge appropriations for all these purposes: (1) An addition to the Wooster school. "(2) Additional room for the Eiaton school. 3) An ftddjtion to the Ezeklel Chee ver school. , . . (4) An addition to the Shelton avenue school. , ' (5) A new building for the northern part of the Strong district- (6) A primary building for the Win chester district, east of the railroad.' THE EXPENSE OF THE SCHOOLS. The assertions are some times made that the schools are too expensive; that they are extravagant in their methods of administration and of Instruction; that there is a needless Increase in ex pense every year and that they are re. ceiving more than their share of the public funds. Such criticisms may toe merely an expression of unreasoning discontent and disaffection, or, on the other hand, they may be, and often are, honest expressions of opinion by those who are not parsimonious in their attitude towards publlo expendi tures. In either case, these assertions should not pass unnoticed nor with a mere waw of the hand. The truth should be told, and It should be told so clearly that no doubt may exist in the mind of any one as to whether the schools are prodigal or economical in their use of the funds entrusted to them. If the schools are extravagant and wasteful, using more money than necessary to accomplish the results ex- ineefced of them, that fact should be made known, and reform should ebgln. If, on the other hand, they are not ex travagant or wasteful, if economy pre vails, and if full value Is obtained for very dollar spent, that fact should also be made known and the schools should be allowed to go on with their work in peace. What are the facts? For the calen dar year, 1905, the total current expen ses of the schools were $432,356, includ ing $316,288 for teachers' salaries and $16,637 for text books and pupils' sup plies. This was nearly 25 per oent of the total expenses of the schools for the past five years has been $44,096, about $8,819 or 2.3 per cent, a year. The Increase In teachers' salaries in five years has been $29,798, about $5,960 or 2-1 per cent, a year. During the same period, 1900-1906, the number of pupils attending school has increased from 17,321 to 20,661, an equivalent of 3.9 a year. The total increase in school ex penses, therefore, has been 2-3 per cent, and the increase In teachers' salaries 21 per cent., while the increase tn school attendance has been nearly twice as great, viz. 3.9 per cent. Furthermore, a total expenditure of $432,356 for the current expenses of 1905 is equivalent to $24.02 for all school ex penses for tach pupil In the average number enrolled in our schools, while $316,283 for teachers' salaries is an equivalent of $17.57 for each pupil. Not for thirteen years has the per capita cost for all school expenses been so low as It was for the year just closed, while the per capita cost for teachers sala ries was lower for 1905 than it has been for any previous year since 1890. For the past thirteen years the per capita expense fr all school purposes has va ried between $29.12 in 1897 and $24-02 in 1905, while for teachers' salaries the expense has varied between $19.45 to 1898 and $17.57 In 1905, The per capita cost should be the real basis of judgment in considering the financial cost of a school system; it is, in fact, the only basis on which a judg. ment can fairly be based. An increase in school expenses without a correspon ding increase in the number of pupils. means, ,.X tounee, more lavish or more The Singer Store, formerly at 706 Chapel Street, also the Wheeler & Wilson Store, formerly at 70 1 Chapel Street, have been consolidated and removed to 640 Chap el Street, where patrons will receive careful attention. ALL TYPES of these sewing ma chines, on a great s ; variety of cabinet work, are now SOLD ONLY BY SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY 640 CHAPEL STREET liberal expenditures for school purpos es. Unless, however, the per capita cost s nerease'd, the rate of expenditure is no larger, although there may actu ally be a large increase in the groes ex penses of the schools. The rate of ex penditure may even be reduced at the same time that the gross cost of the schools IS actually increased- Following is a list of fifteen cities showing the per capita cost for all school expenses. These cities were se lected for no reason exceut that they are either cities of about the size of New Haven, or are prominent cities in New England, or in states near by. The per capita cost of the figures on which it was computed was obtained from re cent school reports of the cities epre sentd: Worcester, Mass $28 78 Albany, N. Y.. ...... 29 Iff Fall IRiver, Mass.... 26 11 Hartford, Conn. 40 00 Jersey City, N. J 80 06 Lawrence Mass 28 73 Lowell, Mass 30 06 Lynn, Mass 27 02 New Britain, Conn .. 20 00 New Haven . 24 02 Providence, R. I........... 29 69 Somerville, Mass..... 27 10 Springfield, Mass 27 59 Syracuse, N. Y 2S 00 Water bury. Conn..,.,.. 29 50 Judged, therefore, by the aotual per capita cost of Vine schools by the pres ent rate of expenditure compared with the rate for a term of years In our own schools or by the rate in New Haven compared with the rate in other cities, the echools In this city cannot be re garded as an extravagant or wasteful branch of the public service. While I believe that It is important that the public be fully Informed in re gard to the expenses 'of tiie schools, I wish to-add that the iftnanclal cost of the schools should not be the sole or even the chief standard, by which they should be judged. The quality of their service and the degree of Uieir efficien cy are much more Important matters, I may be wrong, but I, do not believe that citizens stonerallv 'reSard It as a matter of great cqntiMuence whether the tax rate be a mill or two more or less, provided they are sure that the city's finances are honestly and effi ciently administered, that the approprl atlons are wisely made and that there Is a reasonable return for the money expended, The quality of the schools, however, is an Important matter to all citizens. Poor schools, are a stigma to any city. The fact of poor schools, If they exist, is well known and the city suffers from it at home and abroad- On the other hand, a rational, wide-awake progressive system of schools in a com munlty is one of its most important publlo institutions and one of its chief attractions as a desirable place of res idence. Good schools are a good in vestment It should be remembered, further more, mat scnooi aammisirauon is mainly a matter Qfbuslness, not of sen timent. Good schools cost money; poor schools, however cheap, are in the long run, expensive. In school admlntstra tlon, as in any other business, It Is im possible to get something for nothing; you get what you pay for. Low sala rles usually mean inferior service and crude results; good salaries mean skilled service and finished results, While there are certain conditions which tend to render salaries lower In suoh as the location of the State Nor- ence of the university here, yet the principle is universally true and is, ad mitting the conditions to which I have referred as applicable here as it is else where. The per capita cost of $34.02, consider ing, especially, the cost of schools In other cities, must be admitted to be dangerously near the limit of the cost of good schools. As this low rate was brought about not wholly by a more economical school managem-ent, but, to a considerable degree, by the necessi ty of assigning to many teachers an in creasing numberof puplla, on account of lack of needed school , room, this low cost per pupil cannot be viewed with unqualified gratification. DOLAN'S FIGHT IN COURT. Secures Injunction to Prevent His Being; Ousted from Office. Pittsburg, Pa.. Feb. 9. The conflict between President Dolan of the local district of United Mine Workers of America, and the dclegats to. the dis trict convention now in session, who for five days have tried to oust Dolan from his office, has been taken into the court. Dolan to-day secured a pre liminary injunction in the common pleas court, which restrains the dele gates from interfering with his presid ing over their meeting, from putting him out of office, from taking posses sion of the books and property of which he is the custodian, and from electing his successor as president. One hun dred and thirty-six dlegates ar nam ed, and the injunction was served on these individually in the convention hall to-day. When this latest move of Dolan's became known there were hoots and hisses In the hall, and renewed scenes of disorder, which have charac terized eessions of the convention. A hearing to make the injunction perma nent will be held to-morrow morning. In his petition Dolan cites that he was elected by. direct vote of the toot meobers of the several local unions at an election conducted in accordance with the constitution; that he has con ducted his office with fidelity, and has been guilty of no misconduct in his charge of the interests of 20,000 miners; that the delegates are trying to secure his removal without the authorization of the miners who elected him, and finally that unless he is afforded relief the Interests of 20,000 miners whom he represents will be jeopardized, and the funds in the treasury, amounting to over $25,000, will be put in the hands of Irresponsible persons without authority and not elected by the miners, who are the lawful owners of these funds. After the service of the injunctions some of the delegates were so bitter In their attitude towards Dolan that National Vice President Lewis had to caution them to keep order and to obey the chair. He said: "If President Do lan told me to sit down I would do so.. That is how I regard the Injunc tion that has been served." MURDERESS AT SEVENTY. Aged Woman Convicted of Killing: Her Grandchild. Philadelphia, Feb. 9. Sarah Jones, a seventy-year-old woman, was convicted of murder in the first degree In the oourt of oyer and terminer here to-day for the killing of her foster-daughter's child within a; fow hours after it was born. The .case Is a pathetic one, and excited the sympathies, not only of the lawyers oh each side, but also those of the judge and the jury. Mary Jones, the mother, of the child, and Frank Jones, the son of the aged woman, are also under Indictment for complicity in the murder. - The, evidence Bhowed that when the child was born the grandmother asked the attending physician to chloroform It, which he promptly declined to do. The doctor notified the police of his sus picions, and an investigation showed that the child had been asphyxiated with, the deadly drug. Judge Ralston In discharging the jury said their verdict was a proper one and compelled by the evidence. But he had no doubt that counsel for the defendant would present the case to the board of pardons and that it was not unlikely that the circumstances of the case might appeal to the board's discretion to commute the sentence of death to imprisonment j. ;. Shipping News. New York, Feb. 9. Steamer Carona, Genoa and Naples for New York. Was in communication by wireless telegraph j bo roues soutneast or iMantucKet light ship. Brow Head. Feb. 9. Steamer Cam pania, Now York for Queenstown and Liverpool, reported By wireless tele Kranh seventy-flve miles west. Liverpool, Feb. 9. Arrived: Steamer Slavonia, Now York. Naploe, Feb. 9. Arrived: Steamer Prinzess Irene. New York. Lizard, Feb, 9. Passed: Steamer Rotterdam, New York for Plymouth and Rotterdam. Palermo, Feb. 4. Sailed: Steamer Al geria, New York. Genoa, Feb. 7. Sailed: Steamer Bra- sllc. New York. . London, Feb. 9. Sailed: Steamer Maine. New York. Now York. Feb. 9. Steamer La Sa- vol. from Havre, was in communica tion by wireless i with Slasconsett at 1:40 p. m,, when eighty miles east of Nantucket lightship, New York, Feb. 9, Stearnr Philadel phia, Southampton and Cherbourg for New York, in communication by wire less with Siaseonset, Mass., at 6:20 p. m., when seventy miles east of Nan tucket lightship. sstie win aocK to morrow morning. ... Gnnmistown. Feb. 9. 8:14 b. m. Ar rived: Steamer Campania, New York fnr l.lvemool (and proceeded). Ponta PeiKada, Feb. 9. Arrived: gi.amr TinrtiHiilc. Boston for Gibraltar, Algiers, Genoa, Naples and Alexandria (and proceeaeaj. Plymouth, Feb. 9, i p. m. Arrived: Steamer Rotterdam, New York for Bou logne and Rotterdam (and proceeeded). SCHWBPPE TO ACT AS CHAIRMAN Chlcauo. Feb. 9. Yale and Harvard universities have requested Charles H. Sehweppe of this city to act as chair man of the Yale-JIarvard regatta com mittee and he has decided to accept the position. Mr. Sehweppe is a graduate of Harvard of the class of 1902 and while In the university was manager of the 'varsity crew. TRI-CHURCn COUNCIL. Adjourns After Making Certain Com- inittees Permanent. Dayton, O., IFb. 9. The tri-church council adjourned this afternoon after it had concurred in the reports of the committees on vested interests, doc trine and polity. The committees were made permanent oreatures of the coun cil, and ordered to continue at work on the elaboration of various details that enter Into the polity of the three denominations- - The eub-commlttee on polity will al so have under consideration the name for the united organization, and this will be submitted at a meeting of the general council to be held within eigh teen months, the exact date and place to be decided upon later by the coun cil and officers. . After the meeting of the councils, its final deliberations, or rather the Inter pretation and elaboration of the gener al plans agreed upen "at the sessions just concluded, will be submitted to the national conference of the three de nominations reprtsented for final ap- FURS, All our fine furs included in this sale. Minks, Snbles, Broadtails, etc., at less than naif former prices. Mink Stoles and Muffs. .50 off Squirrels Scarfs and Muffs. .40 off Caracul Scarfs ,and Muffs. . . ,, , .50 off I Black Lynx Stoles and Muffs.. ,.40 off Persian Stoles and Muffs. ...... .40 oil Fun Lined Coats Fine linings 0f Sanirrel Lock and blended Siberian Squirrels, Broadcloth Covers of best quality, formerly $40 and SSO. Fur Lined Coats The best broadcloths made over fine linings of Squirrel. Jap Mink and Grey Squirrels, formerly $125 to $175 proval. Thus actual organization will not be in effect for at least three years. After the devotional services attend ing the closing sessions, the reports of the denominational delegations were re ceived and all were adopted except that in the decdaratlon of faith the line we cherish the hope of a blessed im mortality" was changed to read "we are assured by. His word of a blessed immortality." - Everything elese was passed and any crudity or extension of idea will be worked out by the general committee of the council. Snator Edmunds, of Kansas, invited the council to hold its next session in Topeka, and it is probable the invita tion will be accepted.' POLITICIANS IN PISTOL FIGHT, Factious in Savannah Come Together With Fatal Result. Savannah, Ga., Feb. 9. Partisans of the two rival local political factions had a pistol fight this afternoon in front of the City exchange. "Babe" , Dyer killed; Frank Nagle, a bystander; was shot through the eye and is In a Critical condition; Pat Kearneyj a policeman, Oft duty at the time, was shot through the neck, and C. H. P,'"Sap" t)yer was shot twice through the legs. , " "Snatcher" Dyer and Thomas Hewitt, a private detective, are under arrest. Besides those under arrest or wounded, those who participated In the shooting 'were Harbor Master James McBrlde; his son, Tim McBrlde, who is a clerk in his father's office; Plumbing Inspector Richard McKenna and James Lane, keeper of the police stables. . It Is not known definitely who fired the shots by . which j tiie killed and wounded were struck. The shooting was general, and about forty shots were fired. The battle started, when thej three Dy ers attacked McKenna, one felling him with a billy. .The others came to the assistance of McKenna. , There had been a fight, earlier in the day in the courthouse, when McKenna beat "Babe" Dyer with a billy, TWs had followed a fight In the courthouse on Wednesday last, when two of the Dyer brothers fought with Police Pa trol Driver Monroe. Half a dozen pis tols were then drawn, but no blood was shed. ' FIGHTING AMONG THE MS EX TES Russian Workmen Drop Common Cause and SlnuKhtev Each Other. St. Petersburg, Feb. 9. The war be tween the "fighting organiationS" of the revolutionists and the so-called "Black Hundreds" assumed a new ptmse to-night when a brfnd of reds surrounded the Cabaret Schusselberg Ohaussee, on the bank of the Newsky river, above the city, and threw a bomb among an assemblage of workmen. The reda then opened fire on the picnic stricken Inmates of the cabaret, kill ing two and seriously wounding eigh teen, of which latter one died while being taken to tine hospital. Military detachments which are con stantly patroling the turbulent Indus trial suburbs, hurried to the scene of the disturbance, reinforced by dragoons and police from the olty and threw a cordon abound the whole district. Most of the revolutionists made off at the approach of the troops, but a few bold, er spirits remained and offered a desul tory resistance to the encircling soldiers- ' Wholesale arrests were made w'Hich were still continuing tfp to a late hour to-night. February Carpet Sale 20 per cent. Discount on Entire Stools of Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths and Mattings. Our Carpet Department is a sort of "sur vival of the fittest." It is a select group of very superior patterns chosen from the very best lines manufactured. And 20 per cent, off our Regular Prices makes an offer that cannot be duplicated" in New Haven. Crown and ir2JmIfti2 C?2n J Orange Steet Satun!ay " Comer." Mmm bP- J Now $25 Now $75 The Great Fur Sale That has been stirring the merchants of this city to bet ter efforts and lower prices in order to compete with us is still going on at our store There is just as good oppor, tunity to obtain values now as at the beginning of the sale, s; Brooks-Collins Go, 795 Chapel Street. Just Below Orange Street.- "' ANTHRACITE SCALE COMMITTEE Two Sessions Held Yesterday Mitchell . Unable to Attend. Wllkesbarre,' Pa., Feb. 9. Two ses sions of the anthracite miners' scale committee were held W-day and the work of formulating the demands )td- be presented to the operators was contin ued. : .' , ... ''.,.': '- The meetings are secret and the mem bers of the commission decline to make any statement relative to the proceed ings. It la believed the conference will end to-morrow: . -J A dispatch from President MitcheU stated that he will be unable to com to Wilkesbarra. r ' Northfleld, Vt, Feb. 9. A fall of twenty Inches of snow from 7 o'clock; this morning untlil 3 o'clock this after.' noon, was the record here to-day, The, enowfall was ; pleasing to the lumber-' men, who iiave lost $300 a day through Inability to get out their timber on ac count of the bare ground. ; ' A GUARANTEED CURE FOR PILES.. Itching, blind, bleeding or protruding piles, your druggist will ref-und mon ey If Pazo Ointment fails to oure you in 6 to 14 days; 50o. "Connecticut's Greatest Fish Market.' FRESH FISH At Bargain Prices SATURDAY We desire to invite the npeciajttatten tlon of the public, and our many pat rons to to-day's announcement there's; money in it. Commencing with to-day and con tinuing every SATURDAY thereafter we shrill inaugurate an "end of the week sale," at which time we shall offer y the finest fresh fish at really "sensational prices these specials sure for Saturday ONLY. ,. The variety ts so larsre that price quotations are hardly possible, cYmse quently we suggest that you make a PERSONAL Inspection of this -money saving innovation. Vm. H.Wilson &Son J 24 Congress Avenue. ' Two'Fhones. Two jt nones, u Med