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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER SATUED AY JULY H 1906 BEING A SHOW ANGEL TWO YOUNG eiEIf WHO HATE JUIOPPED $150,000 EACH. One Wnntg His Betrothed to be a Star The Other Wants to Fit a Pay to Some Nice Sclenery Neither Ready to Quit YetThe Beit Angel Broadway Ever Saw. "That story about a playwright who produced his own play on Broadway lor three weeks at a cost of only a measely $500 sounds pretty good, but it is calculated to give the public a wrong idea of the average financial situation surrounding the production of a new piece at a first class theatre," ifiald a theatrical manager. "By way of contrast, the theatrical profession is now talking of the splurge made during the past season by two rich men who are now able to figure up approxi mately the cost of being an angel for a new show. "Each of these young men dropped In the neighborhood of $150,000 In real money, but both are in the ring still, and as they are showing signs of con tracting frigid pedal extremities, they etand to lose considerably more next season. As each of the G. Whatawads has about six or tan millions In reserve, the financial losses so far are about as Important as the bigest dent you could make witlt a hammer on the Washing ton Monument. , "One of these young men Is from Butte, Mon., and he became interested in theatricals because he is engaged to irarry a girl who was formerly In the chorus of a comic opera. He has pro duced three comic operas in succession for the prpose of giving this young lady a chance to shine in the centre of the stage, and he is now arranging for a fourth production, to go out next sea Bon, by which time, he declares he and the young lady will be married. "The girl in the case has visited the young man's mother and sister, who approve the match and are quite wiling that he should continue to spend money to advance her career on the stage. "The other young man hails from a New England town, and invested his money in theatricals solely because he Ibelieved large profits would ensue. He was not Interested in advancing the artistic career of any actress, and has made his speculation in the show busi ness Just as he would invest in real es tate, a factory or any other commer cial enterprise. "His losses, while heavy have heen due to errors of judgment in selecting plays, but he believes he has now ac quired sufficient experience to get back a considerable sum next season. "The old proverb about the woman in the case applies with special force to any theatrical centure; and ine times out f ten where a man's judgment is influenced by the personal equation in the shape of a pretty girl the venture fails. "That seem j to have been the hoodo that has pursued the, Butte man during the last year. He has spent money lavishly In every department to secure success, but instead of picking out a good piece of theatrical property and then engaging a good all around cast of players for it, has first placed the ex-courus girl in the centre of the stage and tried to surround her with pleasing artists who would not overshadow her. "His first comic opera, produced In Chicago last summer, ran eight or ten weeks and cost him about $35,000. Some of the newspaper critics said the young lady in the case promise of talent, and this determined the millionaire to try again. "Casting his elaborate production In to the discard, he went right ahead on a more lavish scale than ever to pro duce a second comic opera, which he produced in Boston. He leased outright one of the leading Boston theatres for a couple of months, and put on an other $40,000 failure. One reason for this failure, I think, was that the manager of the theatre, having secured the rent inadvance, went off yachting and never came near the theatere dur ing the time the piece was running there. "He drew down $20,000 as his bit for the rental period and naturally re didn't worry much more whether the place succeeded or not. Meanwhile the Butte chap did all he oould in a -losing game, and after dropping $40,000 dosed the show. "His third speculltlon was the mast disastrous of all, but he accomplished Ills chief aim, which was to make the yotlng lady in the case a nine days cele brity in the profession. Giving his third opera a magnificent mounting With a great company of principals and elaborate costumes, he had the girl cast for the central figure In the story, and a clever librettist arranged that she should make her inltal entree on a White horse. "The girl, by the way, has very pretty red hair, and this spectacle of a red hairedglrl on a white horse caught on. The show, however, did not catch on, and though It subsequently finished out the season on the road, it is said that It cost the backers approximately $75,000 to keep It going. "This shows what some comic opera productions. cost. Although it is nearly a record breaking case in the way of losing money to advance the pro fessional reputation of a mere girl, it is almost equalled by his own announce ment that he Intends to keep on produc ing operas. His exhibition of nerve in continuing the game in spite of un precedented may be due to his Western training and the fact that he is a mem ber of the copper crowd of Montana and likeB nothing better than a swift j fame of poker without any limit. "The New England mlllianaire. whose plunge has been watched with interest this season lacks the picturesque quali ties of the Westerner, but he too seems to show some ot the staving qualities In sitting In a losing game. No one has yet been a'ble to explain how he became Interested in theatricals, but the most likely story Is that having made the aoquaintance of many visiting mana gers who came to his home town 'in Massachusetts, he fell in with several of them on a visit to New York and wag taken around to see some of the hows. , "A copule of friends who knew of a supposedly good thing in the way of a new comic opera that could be pur chased, talked figuresc to him one night until he consented to invest in the en terprise. Before he paid over a dollar of his money he had the producing firm incorporated as a stock company, with himself in control, and his name on the door of their offices. "He didn't let any one else handle his money. He accepted advice, it is true but he was on deck all the time to see when the money went. Of course, be ing an inex-perienced man, he paid out far more money than was necessary. "Either one of the two managers with whom he allied himself could have saved him probably $20,000 on the pro duction alone, but he plunged to the mimlt. It cost $72,000 to raise the cur tain on his first venture, a comic opera, and then many thousands more were spent in engaging librettists to rewrite the show, having stage managers pre pare new dances, &c. "This New England millionaire next conceived the idea that musical comedy was too expensive to dally with, and that money could be hade much faster 'by producing dramas. He tried out a Western melodrama up State some where, with an $18,000 production of beautiful scenery and a flue cast, but a week on the road convinced him that the play was worthless, 'and it was never even brought into New York- "Having this beatuiful scenery on his hands led him to produce another Western play in Philadelphia, but while the scenery fitted the play, the play it self was no good and after four weeks that was thrown away. Still he had that beautiful scenery on his hands, and so it was not many weeks after that New York finally saw two of these beautiful stage pictures in a third dramatic production, which, atfer a brief existence, was finally laid away. These three productions proved heavy losses to the firm. Yet already the young millionaire is writing checks for productions to be made next season, showing that he too, proposes to con tinue In the game until the luck turns. "There have ben many angels on Broadway, ibut none of them expended money so lavishly as a Clifornia millionaire, who, having written the music of an opera, paid $120,000 for the privilege of seeing it played at a Broadway theatre for two weeks. He rented the theatre outright for five weeks at a cost of $17,500, but after two weeks the company brke up after a series ofs rows, disputes and financial troubles without equal. "On a brief tour of two weeks before coming into New York this generous angel provided every chorus girl with her sleeping car berths free. Four special sleeping cars were hauled on a special train, and everyone lived on the train during the two weeks ourney. "The angel even provided a special dining car and fed the company for nothing during the two weeks- When some one told him that it was not customary to furnish free sleeping cars for the chorus girls and to feed them for nothing he replied that each of the girls was accustomed to the best of everything, and that as the hotels in the one night stands were bad he pre ferred to spend the money rather tahn run any risk of any of the girls becom ing ill on Inferior food. "The chorus girls who made that memosable trip on the special train eating and living at the angel's ex pfnse, still speak regretfully of the best angel ever see on Broadway. New York Sun. COULDN'T FIND THE GOLD- Robbers' Cave Did Not Give Up Its BelWealth to a Dreamer. Believing that a spot in which an immense fortune had been buried had been revealed to him i, in a dream, George Woods, a Clinton trapper, ac companied by C. L. Henry, also a trap per, has dynamited a cliff in the vicln ity of .Robbers' Cave in an attempt to find the treasure. Though the attempt was unsuccessful, it has revived stories of a genratlon ago to the effect that hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold and money had been secreted in the bluffs near the famous cave. According to the tales which were prevalent two or three decades ago, the great fortune had been iburied in the cliffs by a band of thieves which had infested that part of the country. It was said that after a raid the band would meet near Robbers' Cave and in the presence of every member the spoils woul d be burled In a predetermined spot. Aceoefling to the tale the robbers managled to get a large fortune 'before they were apprehended. Since, the apprehension of the thieves an air of mystery has always hovered about the cave, which was appropriate ly named Robbers' Cave by the resi dents of the country- The great cavern has been the Mecca of many hundreds of people, all of them Intent on dis covering the hiding- place of the rob bers' loot. None of them has been suc cessful, however, and finally the search was given up. The cave Itself bears well in the air of my.nlclsm which surrounds it. It opens from one of the bluHs over-look ing. Thousands Island, and Is a pic turesque spot. Every summer many thousands of peoi gaze into its great tf.epth and wonder whire the bottom really is. No one has 'been found who is brave enough to descend into It far enough to determine the exact depth. Some years ago an expedition was formed and went to the .spot armed with long ropes. One of the members was tied on the end of a rope and cau tiously let down into the mouth of the civern. He went down several hun dred feet, but found no bottom. A number of other expeditions have since heen formed, but no one has had the courage to explore the cave to its bottom. Rushing water can at times be heard in the cavern, and a current of fresh air constantly issues from its mouth. As no outlet ha.? been found, it is believed 'by many that the cavern Is really a great tunnel under the Mis sissippi River, with its outlet some where on the Hinois side. This ex planation, it is believed, clears the mys tery of Its bottom, the current of frsh air and the sound of running water Clinton Correspondence Chicago Record-Herald. "I hear you went swimming this morning'' "Yes. I did." "How dii you find the water?" "Why, you can't miss it, silly! Go north til! you strike the lake." Cleve land Leader. OLD AS HER TOWN. 2IRS. ELVIRA XVCEER WILL BE 100 NI.XT WEES. She AVng Born In New Mllford Jnly IT, 1S0U Life Still Sweet to Aged Moth er of George L. Tucker of Clinton vllle Sinter Living at Age of Nine ty-alx Another Reltlve Lived to One Hundred and Five. Collinsville, July 12.. The oldest person in Canton, Elvira (Northrop) Tucker, will reach her 100th anniver sary next week during the town's cele bration. This aged woman Is in good mental health and her general physical health is good for one of her years, al though she is very deaf and her eye tight is nearly gone. So well is she, however, in other respects, that she still enjoys life and expresses a desire to continue to live- She had possession ot all her faculties until five or six years ago. Mrs. Tucker was born July 17, 1806, in New Milford, where she lived until her marriage, June to, 1S30, to Levi Tucker of New Preston. She was one of the six children of Amos and Han nah (Elderkln) Northrop. All of the children lived to a good old age, and one sister of Mrs. Tucker, Mary, who married Methuel Treat, Is still living in South Britain at the age of 96- El vira was the oldest child and Mary the second. The others, George Alfred, ITrania and Grant, are now dead. A great aunt died at the advanced age of 105. After Mrs. Tucker's marriage, she lived in New Preston, where her husband had a blacksmith shop, and later at Napanoch, N. Y., where he was engaged in edged tool work. They moved to Collinsville about 1834 and Mr. Tucker entered the employ of the Collins Company, where he was for many years fireman of the forging de partment. They left Collinsville In 1870 the husband then giving up business, and moved to New Britain. Mr. Tuck er died In 1882, at the age of 75. Mrs. Tucker returned to Collinsville In 1884, but moved to Southlngton In 1888. For the past seven years she has lived with her son, In Collinsville. Mrs. Tucker was the mother of four children two of whom, Sheldon Grant arid Mary Elvira Tucker, died In childhood. Another child bearing the same name as the latter, was born in 1846 and died In 1875. She married Walter White of New Britain. The youngest child, George Lester Tucker of this place was iborn In Collinsville in 1850, but he has not spent all of his life in his native place. He has lived In Thomaston and Southlngton and seven years ago he re turned to Collinsville, where he is em ployed as assistant foreman of the packing room. J-Ie is married and has two sons, Robert Notrhrop Tucker of New York, and George Frederick Tuck er of New Hartford- Besides these two grandchildren of Mrs. Tucker, she has three great-grandchildren. Mildred, Lester and Charles, children of George F. Tucker. Mrs. Tucker Is a member of the Con gregational Church In this village. She Is a woman of retiring disposition, whose chief happiness has been found In her home life. EDWARD AiNID NICK. The King and thte President's Son-In-Law Gett Better Acquainted. "This Is a ibeauttlful day," remarked the king, feeling his way. "The fog has certatlnly llftetd for once," assented the congressman from Ohlu. "Are there many heaths In your countrty?" inquired the king, by way of ascertaining whether there was a mutually agreeable topic of conversa ttion. "Nott yet, but there are some migh ty swell race tracks.Dirt circles a mile around, one and two stotry grand stands, betttlng rings a mile long, and in some of the paddocks we have trees,'' said the congressman with na tive American enthusiasm. "Do you or might I inquire if you ever find any amusement In making what shall I cyall lt-a trilling wager on the outcome of an equine contest?" questioned the king, with an intima tion of a desire to spend a pleasant afternoon. ( "Well, I never (Mis Majesty's brow contracts) wentt down the line with a banket on my arm asking how much they'd ttake (His Majesty sits up), nor did I ever put over one of those mil-lion-to-one babies, but I (His Majesty takes notice) don't mind having a dash of salt In my fun?" "My dear Congressman," conde scended the king, "shall we without further sparring, consider that the en tente cordlale between two great na tions is cementetd?" 'VMy countrty," utaid the congress man, "will not soon forget this new evidence of your friendship. Your Majesty. What do you like in the first race?" "Well, they tetll that thing of Lord Blokesome's-that filly thtatt just went by ought to take It." "I never play information," put In the congressman. "Give me a lootk at the dope." "The what?" "The dope. Lett me glance att the chart.What's she done the last three times out? Is the same .boy up? Wha's she carrying? Doeos she run In blinkers? Like it dry or wet? Fond of the dlstatntce?" "It's all American to me. Cnneress- man. You lead; I don'tt follow you, put ra HKe to. "All right. Boys, bring a few vol umes of the racing calendar. This Is pretty poor dope (after a look or two at the results of a month), but It'll do. Now', that Lord What's His Name's that Irish trick. Been knocking at the door for a month: In with a feather." "With a what?" "A feather nothing on his back Good boy up. Can go the distance without taking a long breath. Dam was half-sister to Flying Fox. Can't lose. He's 1he XXG special, If he don't win this race it'll be one of the mysteries of the turf. He's"- . "Stop where you are. It's three min utes to post time. Valet, unlatch the royal purse and withdraw a chunk. Cable Busy Jeems at New York that he's appointed official dopester to the king. Nick, what'll you take?" Chi cago Record-Herald. i BAR- KEEPER. In all the years of the sixties amd long after there was no union organi sation of the "gentlemen of the bar" who practiced in the wine rooms, but if a major portion of those drawing beer to-day and handing out straight goods were to find a ghostly host of the patrons of Rood, Charley Bradley, Billy Brown's or Austin Allen returned from the shades and lined up in front of them, they would falter at the ari ety and complexity of the orders. Students 0f Yale thought It was fun to annoy Ed Babcock at his Metropol itan opposite the post office, or later at Billy Brown's at ' the sign of the big Indian on Church street, by ea.ch indi vidual ordering the most intricate compound known to , wet goods. "Bab's" annoyance was only on the surface, nothing pleased him better than to exhibit his skill and dexterity, and every mixture was suited to "the queen's taste." Babcock came from Whitneyville, Hamden town, and be sides tending bar in New York for Jerry Thomas, the greatest of all mix ologists of his time and inventor of many thirst-ticklers, he also was em played by Sandy Spencer, of sporting and theatrical fame in Gotham for several seasons. "Bab" had also wan dered far and had manipulated the tumblers in the mining camps of Reno and Virginia City, but go where he would, he would turn up again In New Haven with more diamonds, a larger and larger gold watch chain of the log chain variety, sold by the pound, but the real thing and no mistakes, but of respect to the civilizing atmosphere of the City of Elms and Yale, "Bab" would shed him sombrero of the fron tier and retail his new stories as he served with artistic flourish and dain ty touch the fascinating gllbs of fury whifh created htaduche.s that made the 3cones of the drinkers crack. "Bab" mixed drinks in their beauty of color robed but they intoxicated upon repetition. i" um nusti times of the civil war wine was drank at the bars more freely than water at the pump on the green, and at one time it came as high as seven dollars per bottle, with penty to roach It at that. A now recruit or a bounty jumper scorned beer Ike a first row chorus gir, and the New Haven, sports Ony knew what ager was by hereby, Charey Bradley sold lager at ten cents a glass, amd was wroth when Alfred Hills launched the' Teutonic tonio on Chapel street at five cents, with Jim Hill at the wooden ta.nrM and a cake of Ice on top of the keg. "Bab'' was an excellent inttn-tmnM- at the bar, a good conversationalist; ne neia nts customers with his tongue, and the discreet party who went in With the idea of tttlflnir nno .smlln "smiled" until the Honors run nnt r,'t his ears. The star barkeeper was a wizard with tha rii never lost a round except when he per- miuea it, to keep the germ from being dlelntercstlng and "all on one skin like a jug handle." Besides being a wlz- ard with "the bones." nnhenek m clever with foats of magic and the. manipulation of coin s. This llirht 'fin gered gentleman though never short changed a patron or mistook a ten greenback for a one or a two ditto for a twenty; that trick flourished in Un ion street with a money drawer ar ranged to fool the kicker If he was so ber enough to kick. If "Bab" had been consulted hv Mb mixed drlng patrons as to whnt to drink, If one must drink and contri bute to the payment of the national dobt, he would have franklv extolled the examples of the men of Reno ami Virginia City, who "took theirs straight;" "straight'' do not make a man walk crooked so quickly, but "tho strait.!)" was ciuleklv enotieh whether you mix it or take it plain. When there was a scission of the leg islature on in New Haven some of tho members spent more hours with "Bab" than they did in their seats In the State House on the upper green. The star barkeeper was once the cause of the defeat of an Important measure In tne legislature, It waa not a strictly party bill that was up, and certain parties were Interested in Its defeat by a little cunning chlnannery. The schemers enticed enough mombers to cause the defeat of the bill to come under the spell of "'Bab's" m,mrii mixtures and mixtures of magic. In stead of savin ave to the act at Mm State House thoy said aye. every time iney were invited to imbibe and en tirely forgot their legislative dutfr-.i and own names and addresses. One of the legislators in goln from the cor ner of Church and Chapel street to the lontino declared that the hotel had been moved, the distance being in creased by his endeavors to walk on both sides of Church straet at ,tha same time. 1 Most of the gamblers, saloon keepers and barkeepers keDt fast horneti an except Charley Bradley of the Flor ence House; his tastes did not take to horseflesh, and a ride on the road would be a loss of just so much gossip of the town that was always on tap at the Florence. A party who had noted a Church etreet barkeeper speeding on me roaa with a siren of Bilks and sat ins at his side had the curiosity tta in quire of his employer: Is the barkeeper a patron of yours?" The employer winked as he an swered, "We divide." Ed and Alfred Hills succeeded .Mans field on Church street. Ed was very fat and was a living sign of Induce ment for the restaurant. Austin Al len ruceeeded the Hills "at the old stand." Allen, it was claimed, could make the best rncktail i n town, mui absonbera of cocktails would husband their thirst for blocks to get one or more of this adepts compounding. Austin Allen's harkKDer was "TOttv" Clinton, a good second to "Bab" In quaimcations and popularity. "Kit" was a good looker, a ewid talkor and a good mixer and a favorite with the sporting element who dined at Allen's. Speaking of the sporting element of the fast and furious davs of tho sur feit of greenbacks, they were almost entirely discreet and temperate lot, looking for theirs with and unbefuddied brains, taking excel lent; pnysical care of themselves, de spite of the fact that they turned night Into day over the green cloth. The sports, rounders, townles and students on tha wav to the Union street resorts rarely favored Rood with a call; they continued on to un der places excuse the pen. An ele ment select and solid favored Rood in his up-stalrs place, where he and his sister mixed nectar in tumblers. In Rood's plac was a mirror into which NEW HAVEN'S FORMER he coiira peep"' wmTe serving drlnks'Tii "the front" on the side rooms, and many was the party he detected filch ing cigars when his back was turned, but he never called the purloiners to account", being satisfied In "knowing his men." "The saloon must go!" Is an asser tion that one often sees in print, and it hears from the pulpit and rostrum, and it has been going slowly and sure ly for the last thirty years, its depar ture somewhat accelerated by the high license, the encroachments of the clubs and the delivery of battled goods, vin nous and brewed at the homes. The end being postponed by the induce ments of free lunch and beer in "buckets," "tubs," "schooners" and "boot legs." Imagine for a moment such artists of the trade as Ed Babcock, "Kitty" Clinton, Charley Bradley, Rood, Bill Perkins, Dave Hill, Durrant or Austin Allen putting down tne shaker to fill a growler at . the Family Entrance! To quote the classic language of Chuck Connors, "Not on your life!" Captain Brewer, a sleuth of the past, wilj tell you that "hop up,'' waa an unknown potation on Grand avenue in those days, although "fighting whis key" flowed freely from Barr.esvllla to the junction of Grand, Olive and St. John streets. "When greenbacks they were plen ty," in the language of Dan ffimmott of "Dixies Land" ram, the salconist thinned and the b&rkeopers wore gay clothes and aired them behind speedy trotters at Hamilton Park race track, or on the pike to Charley "Dick's"' tavers at Centerville, or over the shell road to Dave King's in Fair Haven, Fair Haven girls were won't to look with favor upon Now Haven b'hoys and blokesomo of their visits, Fair Haven b'hoya did not look with favor on the intruders and brokesome of their heads. CHARLES H. DAY. STEALING THE DEMOCRATIC THUNDER. "We congratulate the country," the Pennsylvania Democrats say in the platform they have just adopted, "upon the fact that the only prominence which the present Republican National Administration has attained has been achieved by a feeble and pretended ap plication of tho principles enunciated by the Hon. William Jennings Bryan, the great Democratic commoner, who is now regarded as the certain suc cessor of Theodore Roosevelt In the presidency." It is not open to dlsputo that the present Administration owes its popularity in large measure to Its advocacy of doctrines which Mr. Bryan lias preached, .but the gentleman from Nebraska will never obtain a patent for any of these doctrines. If he em braced them in advance of the radical Republican leaders, It Is a tribute to his prophetic vision rather than to his sense of tlme-liness. The man who first enunciates . a political doctrine rarely survives to carry it into practi cal effect. Some people are habitually ahead of their time. They see more quickly than others how a certain In novation might profitably be Introduced but after they have worn themselves cut in the cause somebody else usually ccmes along and gathers the fruit of their agitation. To a certain extent this is true of Mr. Brayn's 1896 and 1000 principles, He was ahead of his time, as were the other radical Democrats of the West. The country was not ready to acquiesce In what then seemed revolutionary pro positions, such as government control of the railroads. But times have changed and our outlook has changed with them. The corporations have grown, and in Increasing their dimen sions the,y have not expanded their ibencvolence. What had, and properly, the appearance of a doubtful paterna lism In 1896 seems now a necessary safeguard against the indefinite de velopment of monopolistic' power and avarice. Mr. Bryan sowed the seed of protest, but it was left to Mr. Roose velt to reap the harvest. It would have been Impossible to pass the Hepburn Rate bill ten years ago even if Bry an had been elected; now it is going through its final stages In a Republican Congress because the Republican party, under President Roosevelt's lead, de mands It. In all this admiring talk about Mr. Bryan It should 'be remembered that the Republicans have not stolen his whole - equipment of thunder. Thoy have no use for his free silver issue nor will they do anything to further his anti-imperial notions. His opposition to a sound currency and to the reten tion qf the Philippines looks as unat tractive now as u ever did, and no Republican National Convention will be found indorsing this or certain other of his political vagaries. The Repub lican theft of his platform called for stricter Government oversight of the so-called trusts. Am to whether the ad ministration's application of this does trine has been "feeble and pretended," the voters of the country may be trust ed to pronounce at the polls. The Pennysylvanla Democrats are at liberty to think that Mr. Bryan would have done better In Mr. Roosevelt's place, and to say that he "Is now regarded as the certain successor" of the present Chief Magistrate, though that Is the language of partisan enthusiasm rather than a plain statement of demostrable fact. Mr. Bryan will have to reckon with Fr. Hearst before he secures even the Democratic presidential nomination, and after that he will still be con fronted with a certain formidable or ganization known as tho Republican party, which 'has shown itself meas uarbly awake to the dethands of the day and which the Democracy has suc ceeded in beating only at times of such excessive popular dissatisfaction as does not exist at present. Providence Journal, BIG PEANUTS THIS YEAR, ' Peanuts lovers have noticed that the nuts are generally much larger this year than usual, a fact which may be vertified iby the most casual glance at any stand where they are sold. They are also said to be much better in flavor, though there are some connois seurs who declare tha?he small nut is the sweeter. "The increased size of the peanuts now in the market," says a wholsesale dealer, "is due more to improved methods of cultivation, I think, than to the accident of favorable weather con ditions, though the current crop is unusually large in quantity. As to the relative merits of the large and small nut. I cannot speak, being however that with thse big fat looking fellows on sale there is practically no market for the little ones-"Phlladelphia Record. A VISCOUNT'S WAGER. IA marvellous story is being told In Paris of a peer painter's pilgrimage. Ten years ago, according to the story, Viscount Jacques de Gruart laid a wa ger of 12,000 with some companions that he would make the tour of the world on foot, accompanied by his fiance, whom he was to marry on the day of his departure, husband and wife subsisting, exclusively the whole time on the Viscount's earnings as an ama teur painter. There was no stipulation as to time. The pair have Just reached Pairs on their return, after successfully accom plishing their undertaking and winning their bet. They have traversed Europe America, Africa and Australia, living on nothing but the meagre profit of the Viscount's 'brush. London Globe. HORiSESHOERS WILL CELEBRATE1 State Gathering at Savin Rock August 18 National Convention Here in Oc tober. At a recent meeting of the Master Horseshoers association it was voted to close all shops on Saturday after noon during July and August. The as Gociatkm will celebrate Its annual hol iday on August 18 at Savin Rock. A committee has been appointed do ar range for an excursion on that day, when it is expected that master shoers from all over the state will meet and spend the day together. The national convention, which is to be held in Hartford on October loth to the 20th, with headquarters at the Hotel Garde, Is expected to be the largest convention ever held by the national association. The committee in charee already has assurances of a very large attendance. From five to six hundred master shoers are expect ed during the week, and also many visitors and commercial men. The committee in charge are preparing an elaborate programme of entertainment for each day during the convention week. . . FOR BIG SHOPS. New Haven Road Takes Twenty Acres of Land. Deeds are on record In the town clerk's office conveying to the New Ha ven road about twenty acres of meadow land along the Qulnnlplac river on the way to East Haven. .The property has been held for some time by John J. and Katherine Shea. There are eight pieces of property In the lot. No estimate of the value Is given. The property will be used by the road for the building of switch yards, and it is also said that. large workshops will be erected on a part of the property eventually. For several years all tho meadow land In the vicinity that was offered for sale was picked up and held for tho railroad. . . , . NCTT , etock of BASEBALL GOODS at J. A. McKee's, 930 Chapel Street. 'S' FIREWORKS The moat central source of Bupply. Old Reliable unequalled goods. Entire second floor devoted to the sale. Do not wait till Tuesday if you can help It. THE MIRROR FHUIT STORE, 800 CHAPEL STREET. COMPRESSED AIR Carpet Cleaning Works. Ho. 100 COURT STREET. Carpets called for and delivered. Carpets cleaned and laid, also mada over, in fact everything done in the Carpet line. Carpets Cleaned without removal by most approved method. 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