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BW,EA.TO$r MORNING JOURNAL ASTD COUEIEE,; THURSDAY FEBRUARY, 22; 1906.
3 BIRTHDAY OF WASHINGTON GENERAL SOLID AT IN THIS CITY TO-DAY. The 174th Anniversary to be Largely Observed Schools, Bank and Stores Closed Banquets and Social Events Galore Annual Sophomore-Fresher man Fence Fight at Yale Biff Don kef bnll Game at the Armory In the Evening;. Tills is the 174th anniversary of .the birth of George Washington, commander-in-chief of the forces of the United States in the war of the Revolution, and first president of the republic. The anniversary will be observed as a quite ! general holiday in this city. The local banks and the-big department stores will be closed and the city hall will be closed also. At the postofflce business hours will prevail up .to noon only and many other officers will be shut in ob servance of the day. In the evening banquets, dances and other social events will be the rule. The state association of Odd Fellows will hold its annual business meeting In Odd Fellpws' hall In Crown street at 2 o'clock, followed by the annual ban quet at 3 o'olock. Members from all over the state are expected to be pres ent. The public schools will all- be closed to-day. At many of them exercises for both Washington and Lincoln were held. , AT THE Y. M. R. CLUB. The state whist tournament will be In progress this afternoon and evening at Republican club hall. During the aft ernoon the play will be by fours, while in the evening it will be by twos. Star Light auxiliary, No. 3, held a dance at the Republican hall last even ing and despite the weather merriment reigned. AT THE UNIVERSITY. No celebration of the day: is sched uled on the Yale recitation list, the students having their customary less ons as usual. The executive offices in Woodbridge hall, however, will be closed. t Unofficially the day Is always an im portant one. It is the date of the annual sophomore-freshman fence clash. For the first time in a number of years the enow ball fight will have to be omitted for lack of the wherewithal. The con test for the sophomore fence, however, will be held. The sophomores will ap pear in their tall hats and carrying their canes and upon their emergence from chapel will take their position at the fence to defend its from 1909. THE SPORTING FIELD. In the armory this evening there 'will be an Important game of basket ball fought out between the Light Guards quintet of this city and the crack team from Easthampton. The contest is bound to be a hot one as both teams are in fine condition and after each other's scalp. ' The New .Haven Gun club members have planned a shoot for to-day. This will be the thirtieth annual meet. The shoot will begin at 9:30 o'clock. There will be fifteen events ranging from 10 ,to 15 targets per man. It Is expected that there will be a large attendance. BANQUETING. Washington Union Brotherhood will meet at the Morris Cove house this aft ernoon to celebrate the day. A fine din Tier will be served and a business meet ing will be hedl. About fifty New Haven members of the Sons of the American Revolution will go ,to Waterbury by special car furnished by Local Manager Harlan of the Consolidated railway to attend the banquet of- the organization at the Hotel Elton in the Brass City. The Knights of Pythias banquet is scheduled for the Oneeo this evening, While the big banquet of the Knights of Columbus will be held at the Tontine. AT WESLEYAN. ; Governor Roberts of Connecticut has accepted an invitation to be present and speak at the Washington's birth day banquet to be held at Wesleyan university this evening. The programme this year includes the sophomore hop, given on the evening of February 20, two games of basketball with Dart mouth, the mid-year concert of the mu socal clubs and the cannon scrap last evening, and the bancfuet to-night. The toastlist for the banquet includes some able speakers. President B. P. Ray mond will speak to the toast "Wesleyan University;" Prof. Fife, "The Faculty;" George R. 'Rich, '86.. of Boston, will COFFEE vs. COLLEGE Student Had to Give Up Coffee. Some people are apparently immune to coffee poisoning If you are not, Na ture will tell you so in the ailments she sends as warnings. And when you get a warning heed it or you get hurt, sure. A young college student writes from New York: "I had been told frequently that cof fee was injurious to me, and if I had hot been told, the almost constant head aches with which I began to suffer aft er using it for several years, the state of lethargic mentality which gradually came upon me to hinder me in my studies, the general lassitude and In disposition to any sort of effort which possessed me, ought to have been suffi cient warning. But. I disregarded them till my physician told me a few months ago that I must give up coffee or quit college. I could hesitate no longer, and at once abandoned coffee. "Oh the advice of a friend I began to drink Postum Food Coffee, and rejoice to tell you that, with the drug of coffee removed and the healthful properties of Postum in its place, I was soon relieved of all my ailments. The headaches and nervousness disappeared entirely, strength came back to me, and my complexion, which had been very, very bad, cleared up beautifully. Better than all, my mental faculties were toned up and became more vigorous than ever, and I now feel that no course of study would be too difficult for me." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville," in packages. speak for the Boston alumni; ChaTles Scott, jr., '81, of Philadelphia, for the Philadelphia alumni; William H. Cor bln, Yale "88, of Hartford, will toast to "Intercollegiate Athletics;" W. B. Day, '91, of Morristown, N. J., to "Wesley an's Athletics from an Alumnus Stand point;" Eugene I. Crowell, Williams '96, will bring the greetings of Williams College, and Guy W. Rogers '06. of Forksville, Pa., will speak for the Wes loyan undergraduate body. . . . IN , WEST HAVEN. . Wea Haven did much of its celebrat ing last evening. There were many dancegand 6rivate theatricals about the borough.', At the town hall a pri vate dance was given by a number of prominent ladies.' At the hook and lad der company's hall another private masquerade was held. The members of Christ church parish held theatricals in the parish house entitled "T6e Battle Invincible." Many house parties were also given. ENTERTAINMENTS; Hyperion Thente. May Irwin and her new play, "Mrs. Black j!s -Back," the notable comedy success of New York last season, will be at the Hyperion this evening. Miss Irwin has not diminished in the lasttwo yars,,npr has the fact that ehe has made her will in anywise "gloom ed" her beaming countenance or les sened the supply of her irrestijble good nature. She is still the May Irwin of old, coming down to the footlights to take the audience Into her confidence In an aside, or to sing them a song, quite regardless often of her fellow players or the illusion of character. Seats now selling. CHAPIN AS LINCOLN. The veteran actor, David Young, knew when a boy in San Francisco quite well a .great, friend of his father, Fighting Joe Hooker, and went with his father to the Market street ferry to witness the departure of General Hooker for'Washlngton at the breaking out of the war of the rebellion. Mr. Young bears a striking resemblance to General Hooker, and plays the role of General Hooker in Benjamin Chapln'8 character-drama of "Lincoln." His ac quaintance with the general enables him a most life-like presentment of the old hero, not only In appearance but in reproducing his manner and action and method of speech. Mr. Young will be seen here with "Lincoln" at the Hy perion Friday -evening, February 23. Manager Rowland of the Hyperion received yesterday the following tele gram from Manager H. C. Parsons, Parsons theater, Hartford: " 'Lincoln-' an immense hit, opened here to-night. I want to arrange at least three nights for a return engage ment; Chapin a genius; company strong; production superb; play great." FRANCIS WlLSON. ;. Francis Wilson will make his reap pearance here at the Hyperion Satur day, February 24, presenting , for the first time a new comedy, "The Moun tain Climber," iby Kraaitz and Neal, who evolved that great comedy success, "Are You a Mason?", Mr.-Wilson: it is said, will have one of the beet roles for the creation of laughter that he has yet ha'd under Charles Frobman's man agement. The piece tells a highly in teresting story and its complications and situations create no end of laugh ter. An exceptionally strong company has been provided, Seat sale Thursday. ! MAXINE ELLIOTT. Miss Maxine Elliott, who is conceded to be the most beautiful woman- on the American stage, as well as one of the most pleasing actresses, will 'come to the Hyperion theater February 27 and 28 in her new play, the work of Clyde Fitch, "Her Great Match" by name. Miss Bliott has done well with char acters created by Mr. Fitch. "Her Own Way' Was used two seasons,,; and she was thought to make' more and' more of her part as time passed. "Her Great Match'' is said to be admlrably suited to her talents. It deals with the question of international marriage, and with the social adventures of an American girl In London. The piece had a prosperous engagement in New York. "THE REDSKIN." On Monday evening, February 26, Mr. William A. Brady will produce here at the Hyperion theater, a new Amer ican play, by Donald McLaren, entitled "The Redskin." For this magnificent production which will see the light of day for the first time in this city, he will have a notaible cast, amongst them being Tyrone Power, Edwin , Arden, Catherine Grey, Bijou Ferandez, Rob ert Payton Carter, Lionel Adams, Ma- rain Chapman, Margaret Kenmare, Alice Leigh, Laura Lemmars and oth ers. Seat sale Friday, A HOlMEMLIKE RESTAURANT. A homelike and comfortable restaur ant for ladies and gentlemen is that of James A. Ford, situated at 1000 Grand avenue, a few doors from State street. Mr. Ford buys the best ma terials only, and will not use any "cheap trash." His food is all prepar ed under the personal supervision of Mrs. Ford, who has long been known and appreciated as one of the best of New England cooks. Neatness and courtesy are characteristics of Ford's restaurant. Commutation tickets, twenty-one meals, $3.50. Six meajs for one dollar. New Haven Theater. Nothing as pleasing to all classes has so far this season been offered to theatre-goers as "The Volunteer Or ganist," which comes to the New Ha ven Theatre the holiday attraction to-day, matinee and night. The play will be repeated Friday and Saturday nights and at the Saturday matinee. Its story is a sweet one and is en tirely different from the efforts hither to put forth Iby any dramatist. The piece may truly be called a semi-religious one, inasmuch as its plot has so much to do with the church, and in deed one of the central characters is a broad-minded, progressive minister, who, notwithstanding his liberal ideas, does not fall to accomplish in his flock the end which he set out to attain. A striking Bcene is the rescue of a little child by two St. Bernard dogs during a howling enow storm. Another scene shows the interior of a church, which is very attractive; in the scene the wonderful voiced choir boys render the "Holy City" and "The Palms." The Boston Globe says of the production: "The Volunteer Organist" has been Been in .Boston before, and it has scored a big success, so it was not unusual that last night the people who visited the Grand Opera House should applaud frequently the many admirable pas sages that are presented by a capable company of players. There is some thing about the story that appeals to the Deonle. "While it that is affiliated with religious affairs, yet this is brought out in such a way that no one can find anything border ing upon the sacrilegious. The love story that twines itself aDoui two of the promised characters is dellclously sweet, and until the final breath of happiness is wafted to them the audience feelo R.nimflifefl with a. de- Sire to take a. t-iBnrl in the affair anrt help straighten it out. But it ends nappny. The broad spirit of Christian charity is well emphasized in the treat ment accorded to one who has fallen, and this adds interest to the play. The scenic effects are very good George Nichols had the role of Tom Sturgis, and he played It with fine judgment and was applauded liberally. So was Gertrude Fnwlftr whn ravi An excellent portrayal; of her role. Cyril Rayihond. was delightful as the clergy man, and Allan Pearee created a, fa vorable 'impression in his role. Other parts were capitally played by John Gorman, Charles Hasty, George Lewis, Harry Lee, Douglas Flint, Carrie Thomas, Agnes Porter, Dorothy Gish ana May speare. A CROWN OF THORNS. When two such well known dramatio authors as Jay Hunt and Hal Reld coi laborate the result is naturally promis ing. "A Crown of Thorns" is the title of the play. Either one of these gen tlemen has proven his capability to write a good play by himself, so that when the ideas of both are united the result should Ibe more than satlsfacto ry. Mr- Hunt was the author of "Down by the Sea" and "Hearts of Gold, ' while Mr. Reld has contributed more melodramas to the stage than any other one man. The play has been carefully produced by Mr. Phil Hunt, a manager known for Ms liberality and care, and will be seen here at the New Haven Theatre Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights next week and at the Wednesday matinee. ST, JOHN'S CATHOLIC CLUB, ANNUAL BANQUET AND rRE. SENTATION LAST NIGHT. Fine Programme and Speeches by Em inent Divines John Ronton Present' ed With a Gold Ring and Mr. Hauser Given a Diamond Pin Order of Exer cises and Those Who Took Part. The members of St. John's' Catholic club celebrated their second anniver sary by a banquet at the Oneco hotel last night. Close on 100 members and guests sat down to an excellent menu, Which was heartily enjoyed. Among the guests present were the Rev. Fa ther Keating of Hartford, the Rev. John D. Coyle, Rev. John H. Stapleton, the Rev. Joseph Ford, and Others. Eu gene Farley acted in the capacity of toastmaster In a very efficient manner, An interesting ceremony occurred dur ing the progress of the programme when Mr. Mulvey, chairman of the board of governors, on behalf of the club presented to John Dondon a hand some gold ring and to Mr. Hauser a magnificent diamond pin. Mr. Mulvey. in making the presentation spoke of the high esteem in which both gentle men were held by the members and stated that the ring and pin wer given as a mark of their appreciation for the very valuable services which had been rendered more especially in connection with the efforts which they had put forth in connection with the mtnstrel club. The following is the full programme of the eening: Toastmaster Eugene F. Farley He adorns all that he touches. St John's Catholic Club....' Daniel Brennan Such is the state of man; To-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope; To-morrow blossoms And bears his blushing honors thick upon him. Catholic club of the Sacret Heart.... William F. Hivkey Macbeth Here's our chief guest. Lady Macbeth If he had been forgotten It had been as a gap in our great feast. The Treasury Rev. Joseph Ford How pleasant it is to have money, heigh ho! How pleasant it is to have money. "N Offence" George S. Manning Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore So much the better, you may laugh the more. . St. Lawrence Catholic club ......... John H. Hayes I would be friends with you, and ahve your love. 8ong-"The Star Spangled Banner." Patriotism David E. Fitzgerald Let our objects be our country, our "whole country and nothing but our country. Mental Culture.. Rev. John H. Stapleton For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich. The Young Man of To-Day. .... William J. McKenna Bid him discourse, and he will entertain thine ear. Our Spiritual Director 'Rev. John D. Coyle 'Tls good advice and meant, "My son, be good." Seng by the minstrel troupe. Our Minstrel Troupe.. John H. Donlon Hark, what awful noise is that Vitiiin? A song; no, no! 'tis too much din. My Country 'Tls of Thee. FAIR STRET STILL ALARM. A still alarm to Engine company, No. 7, at 3:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon called the company to the house at 12 Fair street, occupied by Nlcolo Murfl lo. Some sparks froma fire had ignit ed a mattress on a (bed in a room on the econd floor used for both a kitch en and bedroom. The damage amount ed to about $25. . LATEST FAIR HAYEN NEWS WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CELE IS RATED IN SCHOOLS, llev. Martin D. Kneeland, D. D., Secre tary of Jf. E. Sabbath Protective, to Speak Next Sunday Grace Church Bazaar Whist in A. O. IT, W. Hall. Other Items. The schools will be closed to-day in respect to Washington's birthday. Ap propriate exercises were held in several schools of the Strong district yester day. There were patriotic decorations, and the observance was well carried ou.t. Some of the programmes are given below: WOOLSEY SCHOOL, ROOM 4. Song "Washington, Our Washington' School. Story of Washington School. Exercise "Why the Bear Has a Short Tall Pupils. "My Country, 'Tls of Thee." Recitation "The Limited Express to Poppy Land" School. Exercise "Why the Rabbit is So Timid." Song "He Cut Down the Tree" School Exercise "Kept In" Pupils. Recitation "The Shadow" Scohol. Song "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" School. "Now the Day is Over" ROOM 3, WASHINGTON EXERCISES Stories about Washington John Mul llgan, William Roberts, Nora Carrlg, Leonard Cummings. Song "Dow In Old Virginia." Recitation "As Free as the Wind." Song "Washington." Story 'Crossing the Delaware" Elea nor Davenport. Song "Red, White and Blue." Recitation "Our Country." Washington's Mottoes." WOOLSEY, NO. 1. Washington Song and March School. Sentence stories about Washington School. Flag Song School. Story Teacher. Song School. Recitation Mary Schlosser. Song School. STRONG SCHOOL, ROOM 14. Charles Sumner on "The National Flag" Alfred Kallgren. Flag salute School. "Red, White and Blue" School. I "I Would Tell" E. Linaley, W. Shan ley, M. Tompkins, H. Grlswold, W. Flint. "Washington's Kiss" Rose Glrken. "Sayings of Washington" Doris Page, Dorothy Peckwell, Charlotte Heln. Duet George Schemer, Harry Wlberg. "Washington's Hatchet" Russell Stu ' bell. "The Good Old Times" Watson Cheney. n, "Down in Old Virginia" Song, R. Stru bell, R. Roberts, H. Dill, J. Mc Carthy. "Crossing the Delaware" Ruth Mans field. '"Tls Splendid to Live, so Grandly" Ruth Jacobson. Song Seventh grade. Tribute to Lincoln Wpam Horsley, Sayings Of Lincoln Esther Sand- quist, Caroline Steele, Ida Porter. Dialogue-jRuth Taylor, Marie Ward, isabciie Griffiths, Nora Cunning ham, Oliver Russell, Blanche Nor ton, Maybelle Seeley. Song "Our Own U. S." School. , Hardwork Plan William Sinclair. When Lincoln Died Aimer Hogan. "Men" William Thorpe. George Washington Maud Keeler. Lincoln s Birthday Louise Barnes. "America" All. -1 ROOMS 7 AND 8. Song "America." 'Barbara Frietchie" Room. 8- Song "Flag of the Free." "George Washington" Room. 7. "Life of Washington" Room 8. Song "Glory to Old Glory." "Lincoln" Room 8, 7 boys. "Washington's BlrthdRy" Room 7, G. Lockwood. "Life of Lincoln" Room 8. Song "Star Spangled Banner." "I Would Tell" Room 7, 5 boys. In 1732 G. Dunckle, room 8. "The Flag" E. Atlen, room 7. "Our Country's Father" S. Hlnes, room 8. Song "Hall Columbia." Recitation 6 girls, room 8 Recitation "Washington's Birthday" room 7, F. Keln. Song "God Ever Glorious." Recitation "Red, White and Blue" 3 girls, room 1. "Like Washington" L. Parcells, room 8. Song "The Glorious Fourth of July." Recitation "Our Flag" Room 8, A. Anderson. Recitation "Like George Washing ton" Room 8, E. Edgar. Song "Red, White and Blue." "Courage." Recitation "What Did They Teach the Little Buys" Edna Rose, room 8. Recitation "Independence Bell" C. Holmes, room 8. Song "Yankee Doodle." "The Little Red Stamp" M. Gertsch. Song "Union Dixie." Tiie prize fight in Westville and other Sunday movements in the minds of some are calling, loudly for serious con sideration. Dr. Sneath of the Grand avenue Congregational church has se cured the services of Rev. Martin D. Kneeland, D. D-, secretary of the New England Sabbath Protection league for next Sunday. He will speak in the Grand avenue Congregational church in the morning and at the union meet ing of the Dwlght Place and Plymouth churches in the Plymouth church in the evening. The league's president Is the Hon. John D. Long, LL D. Its purpose is through legislation and public ap pea through addresses and the press to resist the unlawful encroachments upon the Sabbath, by the sinful and selfish forces of our age. Its headquar ters are in Tremont Temple, Boston.' Dr. Kneeland is a forcible speaker and will present facts, both discouraging and encouraging. Many events are booked for this even ing. In the chapel of the East Pearl street M. E. church this evening from 6 to 8 o'clock the ladles will serve the annual Washington supper. It is tci be a turkey supper with all the fixings and will be up to the usual high stand ard of excellence. Usually as many as 200 attend these gatherings. At Polar Star hall will be continued the bazaar under the auspices of Grace church. The affair opened last evening. The hall looks very attractive with the booths, tents, tables with various ar ticles and ithe decorations. ' There are many attractions and this bezaar with the entertainment each evening prom ises to be well attended. Another event for to-night is the whist to be given at A. O. U. W. hall, 25 Grand avenue, at 8:14, under the aus pices of Live Oak council, Royal Ar canum. There will be a short bust meeting of the council, after which the whist will begin. The committee is maKing arrangements for a very suc cessful entertainment. The Chautauqua circle met Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Barnes of Exchange street. The study of the evening was of Egyptian art and quotations were given by the members from Homer. This was fol lowed by a game and the evening pass ed very pleasantly. The next meeting will be held at the home of Miss Etta Avery of East Pearl street. FUNERAL. IN GTTTTJFrmn The 11:41 train Saturday morning orougnt me remains of Edwin Oscar .Madden for . burial in the Nutplains cemetery, to which the funeral party proceeded at once. The service at the grave was concluded by Rev. Mr. Bige low, and the bearers were Charles Hull, Claude Grlswnlrl WIlHnm Rlahrm Pnh. ert Davis, Robert Bishop and George jent. Mr. Madden was sixty years of age and the oldest of eight sons of Samuel C and Emily Davis Madden, the latter being a daughter of Joel Davis and a sister of Deacon Davis of Nutplains. Mr. Madden's birthplace was Nutplains, but most of his life was spent in New York. He was operated upon on Sun day, February 11, at the' hospital at Nyack-on-the Hudson,, for cancer In the (bowels, and survived the ordeal, but died suddenly a few days later. Mr- Madden Is spoken of as being gen erous and kind-hearted, and In early life was the mainstay of his family after his father was laid away. In latter years he is said to have furnish ed the marble for the state capltol at Hartford., His office was in Wall street, New York. , Mr.. Madden's wife and two children died some years ago, but seven broth ers survive him, being Samuel. Joel, Frank, Harry, Louis, Allen and Charles Madden, most of whom are located in or about New York. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. Fourth Degree to be Worked on 167 Banquet Will Follow. To-day, Washington's ' birthday, the fourth degree In the Knights of Colum bus will be given to 167 knights in New Haven, assisted by a detjree teim Lorn New York. This is the largest number of candidates ever put through the fourth degree in ?onnec:i-;ut. They oome from all parts of New England. After the degree work there will bo a banquet, at which addresses will be de livered by the Rev, Walter J. Shanley of Danbury, the Rev. A. P. Dolye of Washington, D. C, the Rev. Edward Downes and J. J. Delaney, corporation counsel pf New York. . ALUMNI DANCE. Shelton Avenu Graduates Reunion at Lennox Hall Friday. Evening. What promises to be one of the most njoyablo and successful events of the season will be a dance and a masquer ade given by the Shelton Avenue School Alumni association at Lenox hall, Friday evening, February 24. The alumni dances have been a tremendous success, and the present one promises to excel all others on account of Its new management. The committee In charge: Adolph Antelmann, president; George H. Bray, vice president; Miss M. R. Cassldy, treasurer and Miss May uooawm, secretary. An interesting programme will be played by Stanford's orchestra. YALE LIT. EDITORS. Board from Class of 1907 Chosen Last Evening. The new board of editors of the Yale Literary magazine, the leading literary publication at the university, was chos en last evening from ths board of 1907. The five men Helected from the com petitors were Walter Bertram Wolf of Chicago; Rolland Mooney Edmonds of Springfield, O.; Howard Francis Bish op of Chicago, Harry Sinclair of Sank Center, Minn.; Richard Ely Danlelaon of Brooklyn, Conn. The board met lat er and organized with Walter Bertram Wolf as chairman of the board. COLONIAL DANCE; Enjoyable Gathering In West Haven Town Hall. The colonial dance In West Haven town hall last evening was given by the Misses Nancy Smith, Anna Reed and Anna Drake. The dancing was opened with a grand march, waltes and two-steps being interspersed with old time dances, including the Virginia reel. Ahnirt twenty-five connle were "wwaiiB.am A famou3 writer has said We Can Only Reason From What We Know" u Here are a few facts. Think them over and' reason them out your own way. 20 per cent. Discount on our Regularly Low Prices On Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths and Mattings is an offer that we can afford to make only thro' a dul winter month. . One Week Remains of This February If you buy now you save 20 per cent, and we will store the carpets, linoleums etc , until you need them. ' Depend Upon IT Folks who buy so long in advance are thrifty folks who have studied every phase of the winter sale question, made rigid comparisons and bought where they found the best values. For example: Wool Ingrain Filling, Regular 62c per yard. Sale price 50c. ' Hartford and Sloan Tapestry Brussells, Regular 83c per yord. Sale price, 66 l-2c Marshall Field's Windsor Brussells, Regular U-'O per yard. Sale price 88c Marshall Field's Royal Wilton, Regular $1.65 per yard. . Sale price $1.32 All other Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Carpets and Mattings at 20 per cent, Chamberlain Furniture Co., FASHIONABLE GARMENTS To be Sold At Less than Half Regular Prices. FUR LINED COATS. Excellent materials and linings, Regularly $50 to $90. RAIN COATS. A splendid assortment made up by our best tailors during the dull weeks, Regularly $15 to $35. $7.40 to $23 WOOL WAISTS, , . ' f , A table full of bargains, odds arid ends in plain and fancy French flannels, Regularly as high as $4.00 li40 present. The patrons were Mrs. Gam mack, Mrs. D. T. Welch. Mrs. Frank Wilcox and Mrs. Louise Russell. CROWN RHEUMATIC ELIXER. Crown Rheumatic Elixir is said, to be the most wonderful remedy known for chronic rheumatism, sciatica, gouty, acute and muscular, also inflammatory. It cures by eradicating rheumatic poi son from the blood. This preparati&n has received many endorsements from residents of New Haven and surround ing towns. The people who have been (benefited by it pronounce it an, honest and positive cure for rheumatism in all of its forms. It is for sale at the City Drug Store, 644 Chapel street, 'between Union and Olive streets. OBITUARY NOTES. Death of Lewis Mix, , Former Health Inspector. - The death of Lewis Mix, a life-long resident of this city, occurred at his home, 83 Mansfield street, about , 9 o'clock yesterday morning. He was eighty-four years olcl last' October, and was the youngest son of the late Grace Peck and Eli Mix. Both the Peck and the Mix families have for generations been New Haven born and br'ed.'and have spent their entire lives as resi dents of this city. Mr. Mix received his education here, and was for many years in business as a tailor. In hi3 later, years he was sanitary inspector in the office of the board of health, re tiring in 1897, ' because; of advancing age. ' ' ' Mr. Mix has bean in rather feeble health for several m0nthe,'but Was Able to walk down town till a few days' ago. Less than a week ago he sustained an attack of pneumonia, and for two days had been in a critical condition,' fail ing gradually till yesterday morning when he passed away. His death will bring sadness to his many frienda. Mr. Mix leaves six children, Edward E., of the National New Haven bank, Willis L., proprietor of (he drug store at the corner of Church and Chapel streets, -Nellie, who resides in Brook lyn; Lewis, who resides in Glenbrook; Jessie A., who resides at home, and Mrs. Wllbert G. Johnston- of Dwlght street- The funeral services will b held Fri day afternoon at 2 o'clock from Mr. Mix's late residence. They will be con ducted by Rev. Dr. T. T.: Munger and Rev. A. J. Haynes of the United church, of which Mr Mix was for many years a member. Interment will be at the convenience of the family In the Mix family plot In the Grove Street cemetery. . . EDWARDS INSURANCE REFUSED. Action of Company Starts New Inves tigation. , , . A .New York insurance company in which a policy was held on his life Iby the late Charles A. Edwards of New York has refused to pay the policy, basing is refusal, it Is understopd, upon the report of Coroner Mix on thA rleai-h of Mr- Edwards at the Hiller home-1 stead January 4. The coroner found' that Mr. Edwards committed suicide,! and the policy held by Mr. Edwards, contained a suicidal clause. James H. Webb, counsel for Mrs. Ed-' wards, the widow, has begun the tak ing of evidence against the suicide the- ' ory, and yesterday a new investigation was begun by scientific experts, who ' t CTOM ft & this Week $25 to 550 February Fur Sale If you want to make an Investment that will yield 100 per cent on the mon ey expended buy furs from our stock at the price they -will be sold for during the next three weeks. ' . Don't miss this February Sale. " , Our line of MEN'S HATS for Spring,' 1906, will be opened .February 15th; Prices' this year will" be lower than even Brooks-Collins Co, 795 Chapel Street. ' I. Just Below Orange Street. C; LEOPOLD BaV Lessons tunw booking studio, 63 Insurance BnUdinl took certain measurements at the homestead. If the suit comes to trial it will probably be in the New YorH courts, the burden of proof against sui cide resting upon Mrs. Edwards. PRAISE SERVICE m. vtaiae service wi a oe neid ni- tvi Westville Congregational church Sun day evening, February 26, at half-pas seven o'clock. The choir will be assist ed by the following quartette: Misi May Bradley, soprano;. Mies M. H. Roberts, alto; (Dr. G. A. Lawton, tenor; 'Mr. Hurbert Foster, ibass. Mr. F.- H. Munn, organist. The programme is as follows: Choir "Hark, Hark, my Soul"...... ., ..Shelley Tenor Solo "The Lord is my Light"....' ..Alletson Quartette "Saviour, in Thy Mysteri ous Presence Kneeling"..... Schnec-ben Alto Solo "Rest in the Lord" From Mendelssohn's Elijah Duet "The Lord is my Light".. .Buck Hymn Congregation. Bass Solo "Oh for a Closer Walk ' with God : Schneeber Quartette "Out of the Deep".Bartlette ' Soprano 6olo "The Earth is the Lord's.. Schneeber Closing Hymn Congregation. A REMARKABLE CASE. Bridgeport Man Sleepless 'for Ten Weeks. ' ' Bridgeport, Feb. 19 Not havlnglept for ten weeks, W. R. Krlnks, of Clar ence street, who has been at the Bridge port hospital since December 4, is de scribed as suffering a living death. His case is one of the strangest that has ever been called to the attention of the medical profession in this city. He is suffering from a complication ef diseases which do not permit him to He dbwn, and he is in a sitting position all the time. The only time hesecures any relief is during his periods of a delirium which occur nightly. ' COPvwT Carpet Sale reduction. "THE COR XER STORE." Crown and Orang-e Street.