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PERSONAL PAMGRMS ITEMS OF 1XTF.REST CONCERN JAG NEW UAVN PEOPLE And Othei People Knoira In This City Interesting Social Event! Here and Elsewhere. ;Mrs. Rachel Gillette of First avenue, West Haven, is visiting ilrs. George 'Johnson of Stanley street, "New Ha ven, Is lost in antiquity: but it is quite cer tain that it represents . a pre-Aryan religion, more or less modified in var ious parts of south India by Brahminl eal and Aryan influence. There are three special features of the system which broadly distinguish it from the worship of Siva and Vishnu. First, the village deities, with very few excep tions, are female, Viva and Vishnu are male deities, and their wives are distinctly subordinate to them. On the other hand, nearly all the village deities are goodesses, though they have male attendants who guard their shrines and carry out their com mands. In the Telugu country there US a maie aeiiy . The Hyacinth club will meet at the the icoya u. "r as uie iiuoLKum . - 3Z S2tBI m. BSMOND Our Christmas Cards are Ready QAJV' -)f For sale on Special table near elevator; from let up. xmrnrs home of IMiss Mae Igo of Howard ave nn this ftv-finintr. Among the members , orocnei m mo b are the Misses (Margaret Stammers, Helen Early, Julia ' brother of the goddesses, and In the and Anna, Tamil country iner is m uiwi Tiniv i-,.nio(rB a. deitv called lyenar, wno Dooley, .Nellie Byan, Agnes and Lilli, as guardian and night watchman and " ' 1. - ,3 rt nfitril Ilia affO PVPrv Kelly, Alice Murray and Mrs. . wren- is suppuaej w nan 'iiSht' with flowin locks and flaminS The Ledies' Aid society of the First eyes, mounted on ghostly steeds, to Congregational church will meet this SCare away the evil spirits. Then, sec afternoon at 2 o'clock in the parlors of ondly, the village deities are propnti ithe church. The ladles are working for ate-with animal sacrifices. No animal hold nexi sacriflces are orierea io ;mv a ui iohuu, but to the village deities buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs and fowls are trceiy a sale, which they will Wednesday, December 12. Dr. Charles Murphy of the St, Marks hospital, New York, is enjoying a leave offered, sometimes by the thousand. In of absence, and is visiting his brother Bome places as many as 10,000 animals at 104 York square. 1 will be sacrificed in a single day. In Eev. William E. Brooks, former pas-lthe Tamil country, where Brahmin in itor of the First Congregational church, ; flUence Is strong and the shedding of nr-hn .id in Warren. Conn., for u thprpfore discredited, the ani mals are sometimes offered to the male attendants instead of to the goddesses themselves, and a curtain is drawn before the images of the goddesses to prevent their seeing the killing of the vintims. and no animal sacrifices are ever offered to lyenar. But it is clear that these are later modifications of the system, and that originally all vil laee deities were worshipped with anl- mal sacrifices. Then, thirdly, the pu Jrls, i. e., the, mel1 who ierform tne officiate as priests, 1 - t , , i ryu rrtconv pwrs p in decorated in green ana pins, ixairvsn- - , ments were served at the close of the ; Hindu society I he Brahmin caste game. Frizes were won by the Misses the past few years, on account oi in health, has gone to reside with his son, Clayton Brook3 in Cambridge, Mass. (Mrs. Brooks accompanied him. Miss A- Glenna Button of 292 North Front street entertained a number of young ladles at whist Monday evening. Among those present were the Misses Flora and Winnie Wiegand. Florence Mabry, Lydia Gutbrod, Lillia Frody, Ella Munsdn, Bowena Keast, May Mansfield, EJlza Evison and ,Mrs. C. H. ri T. RncA and TrsL H. WJCCliVVJ, J- -'.. , . n miofloM Tha i-nnma TOprp nrettilv saennees ana Jlf. UHOUDi"..U. I , Keast an Gutbrod. Mrs. K. E. Mans field chaperoned the party. VILLAGE DEITIES. In South- Warm" Duds" For The Baby, And Pretty Ones It's an awful temptation to talk on and on with the Baby's Store tor a subject. The things are so pretty and so "Different" from those you see in otherstores. At least that's what the mothers say when they come to Gamble-Desmond's. .Here's news of baby's needs for cold weather RoHtr T Pkrrrrinc with feet and without the newe-t kinds UclUy lClllS and the warriesf, chiefly buttoned jersey. At prices from 50cts a pair to $2.75 "RoVnr wpsfprc the little Norfolk Sweater with a belt JDdUy O WCdLCl and the canning HttIe ones that button down the side; in white, red and striped; six months to four year sizes. Prices from 89cts to $2.25 some in JThe Relgion of the Masses ern India. I will try to describe briefly one im portant feature of the religion of the masses. Out of the 300,000,000 inhabit ants of India about 200,000,000 are Hindus, some 55,000,000 Mohammedans, and the rest Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Parsees, Jews and Animists. Hindus ism, then, is in India the religion of the masses. But it must not be sup posed that Hinduslm is, like Chlstlan ity or Mohammedanism, a single re ligion with a definite creed. On the contrary, it is a conglomerate of be liefs and customs belonging to dif ferent ages and evpressing often in ' consistent ideas and sentiments. We may roughly divide it into three main forms of religion. First, there are the six systems of Hindu philosophy, of which the most, popular is Vedantlsm, a subtle and refine form of Pantheism which forms the creed of a small and educated minority. Secondly, there is the popular worship of Siva and Vish nu. Siva representing the destructive power of nature and Vishnu its power of preservation. This is not the ancient religion of the Vedas, the sacred books of the Hindus, but a comparatively modern form of worship that originat ed about the time of the decay and ex termination of Buddhism between the first and sixth centuries A. D., and represents a combination of the ab stract philosophical ideas of the Ary an Brahmins with the grosser forms of worship of the original inhabitants of India. It is the form of Hinduism which is most in evidence and with which English people in India are most familiar. The large temples in town and village are nearly all dedi cated to Siva or Vishnu, and a travel ler who visited India and saw only the surface of the religious life of the Hindus would naturally imagine that this worship of Siva and Vishnu, with Its various ramifications, formed the sum total of popular Hinduism., But in south India there is a third , element in Hinduism, which is just as important as the worship of Siva and Vishnu and has its roots deeper down in the thoughts and feelings of the masses, namely, the worship of vil large deities. Every village In south India is believed by the people to be surounded by evil spirits, who are al- the watch to Inflict disease and misfortunes on the unhappy vil lagers. They lurk everywhere, on the tr,na nf the rialmyra trees, in caves on rrvks. In ravines and chasms They fly about in the air, like birds of prey ready to pounce upon any un protected victim, and the villargers pass through life in constant dread of these invisible enemies. At the same time each village has also its guardian spirit or spirits, whose function it is to ward off evil spirits and protect the villagers from epidemics , of cholera, .maiinnv. cattle disease, 'famine and : all the manifold ills that flesh is heir to in an Indian village. The sole ob ject of the worship of these village deities is to propitiate them and put in a good temper, so as to insure their protection or avert their wrath. There is hardly any trace of praise or thanksgiving, or any expression of gratitude and love in the whole sys tem and no desire for moral and spiritual blessings. The one great ob ject of all the rites and ceremonies is to get rid of epidemics or to obtain material properity. The worship, there fore, in most villages only taites yi occasionally. In some 'there is an annual sacrifice; but In' the majority sacrifices are only offered when an epi demic or cattle disease breaks out. The general attitude of the villager to ward his village deities is "let sleep ing dogs lie" so long as everything goes on well and there is no diease afflicting man or beast it seems safest to let them alone, but when misfortune comes it is a sign that they are out of temper and require propitiation. While therefore, Siva and Vishnu may be more dignified beings, with far more imposing shrines and temples, still when calamity overtakes a village, and famine, pestilence-or cattle disease makes its appearance, it is to the vil lage deities that the whole body of the villagers turn for protection, as a more present help in trouble and as being more intimately concerned with the thP. hanoiness and prosperity of the and in tne tempies ui iu - all the cermonies are performed Dy Brahmin priests; but the priests of the village deities are drawn from all Ptpa PTPPnt that of the Brahmins, and in the Telugu and Canarese coun tries an important part of the sacri fices is taken even by the "outcast Pariahs. In the more primitive villages where primitive customs still prevail, it is remarkable how great a num ber of people taKe an oinciai van, m the periodical sacrifices the potter, the carpenter, the toddy drawer, imo washerman, the Kurnam, or Magis trate ,and the different sections of the Pariahs all have their appointed parts to play, and, in striking contrast to the Aryan worship controlled by the Brahmins, the worship of the village deities is marked by a conspicuous ab sence of sacerdotalism. . The names of the village deities are legion, and some of them, are unintel ligible to the people themselves, but mnnv of them have moaning which show the close connection of the deities with country life, e. g., "the village Goddess," "the Great Mother," "the "the Little "Mother," "the Water God dess," "the Goddess Who Presides over Buttermilk," "the Goddess Who sits under a Mango Tree," "the GGod- dess of the Cart," &c. One of the dei ties universally worshipped in the Ta mil country is Mariamman, the god dess of smallpox, who both inflicts and chases away this dread disease. Thn svmbols of the village deities are almost as diverse as their names, some times there is no permanent Image or symbol of the village deity at all, but a special image of clay, about two feet hiirh. is made for eacn iestivai Dy me village potter. Sometimes the deity is represented by a rough stone pillar tannine under a tree or in tne opun field, sometimes by a flat slab of stone or a' small conical stone not more than si inches high, sometimes by the fleure of a woman carved in basrelief ,,nnn a stone slab, and sometimes by stone image. I saw one image m vuo TviPhinnnolv district which is typical of these more highly developed synv hi. Tt was a stone figure of a woman, K.',f t. nnrl ft half feet high, with Pieht arms, and in her hands a knife, Hhlnld. a bell, a devil's head, a drum o twpn nroneued. fork, a goad and piece of rope. Very often the goddess Is represented oWy by a brass or earth enware pot full of water, or sometimes by seven pots of different sizes piled one on top of the other In some villages the earthen pot is elaborately decorated I found one filled with water, with a silver two anna piece (2d.) inside, and a bunch of cocoanut leaves and olean rtpr flowers in the mouth, surrounded by a sheaf of mango leaves, all tied together by the tender shoots of the plantain tree and then decorated with flowers and a small silver umbrella Htuck on the top. In other villages an earthen pot with a looking glass plac ed against it represents the deity, and in others again simply a lighted lamp. One very common symbol of the village deities is a stick or spear. In the Tamil country it ' is very common to see one or more iron spears stuck under a tree to rpnresent some village deity, and in v,p Talncrii prnin trv Potu-Razu is nearly always represented by a wooden stick roughly carved at the top, like an attenuated bedpost. In many villages the Are walking ceremony forms a curious feature in the festival of the village deity. At one shrine near Bangalore it takes place every year. A trench is dug In front of the shrine, about thirty feet long, five feet wide and one and half feet deep. About thirty seers of boiled rice are then brought on the fifth day of the festival and ottered to the goddess before the trench. It is all put into the trench and a large quant ity of curds Is pouied over it, and then distributed to the people, who eat some on the spot and some at home. A cartload of firewood is then spread over the trench, set alight and left to bum for about three hours, till the wood becomes a mass of red hot em bers. When all Is ready, the people as semble and the pujart whose turn it is to conduct the worship first bathes to purify himself and then amid deafen ing din of trumpets, tom-toms and cymbals, and the clapping of hands, walks with bare feet, slowly and de liberately over the glowing embers, the whole length of the trench. towards the shrine of the seven goddesses, Af ter him about thirty or forty women walk over the red hot embers with Baby Knit Jackets the Camille design like grown up Kimoribs. Pretty Knitted Capes here too, with a hood. 25cts to $3 Baby Bath RobesSfg'jrj; Baby Bath Robes. They're warm, made of fleecedown, wi h cord and tasel and some of them are satin bound. $1, $1.50 P am' a rra PnhpQ Hand-knit Carriage Fohes, and there Valllago are vcry pretty hand-embroidered ones too. Can't help thinking what lovely Christmas pres ents one of these would mike for your own or some other Prices from $1.50 to baby. Some Bargains In Long Coats WOMEN'S, MISSES AND CHILDREN. Not a big lot more's the pity but while these long grey plaid and navy blue kersey Long Coats for women and mis ses last, you'll get $8.98 co its for $5.9S The navy blue coats have a dainty fin ish of velvet and braid at neck and cuffs. The Coat Bargain of the day how ever is this; Long Black Kersey Coats, 43 inches long, the shou'ders and sleeves satin lined, they were wonder fully low-priced at $12.00 . Thursday while, they last $8.98 8 to 14 year Children's Coats--styl-; ish little navy blue .cheviot1 Coats, made with a long full swing., 7" ; '., Coat3 that are sold in ' quantities at $8.50 stunning little Coats. : , Thursday for $6.50 Coddle down into a Kimona when you Jump out of bed mornings. Kimonos at from $1.6? to $3.50 Fur Robes for Baby Carriages Great, warm, long haired goatskin Carriage fUbes all lined some with rich quilted satin ($6.98 and $7.75) some wi'h pretty satin quilted lining (14.98 and $5.25) -erne with Domet Flannel ($4.50) and others with heavy, warm flan nel and these sell for as Low as $2.25, $2J8 and $3.7d All of them are made of the same long-haired white fur. Flannel and Blanket section,W. Store. 1 Eiderdown DressingSacques They never made them so well, these Eiderdown Dress ice Sacques nor so pretty. Some of the collars are em broidered and some are ap- nlinued in black taffeta and i j braid. Then there is a new Dress ing Sacque that has no col ar at al like the Kimonas. One ol light blue Eider down is vcrv fetching. Prices $1.50 to $3.50 Keep Nice And Warm These Nights THIS little message from out Blanket and Quilt store brings news of GOOD Bed Coverings. We haven't much use for the kind that we don't know all about in side and outside; GOOD COMFORTABLES silkoline covered and batiste lined, white cotton filled, for 88ctS BETTER COMFORTABLES same heavier and quite pretty, for both sides, $1.19 COMFORTABLES covered with the best Silko line, same both sides, for $1.38 EXTRA HEAVY COMFORTABLES not t o o heavy for comfort, very pretty in Persian effect $1.50 Other Comfortables at $1 89 $L98, $2.25, $2.50, $2.75 up to the Eider down Quilts so beautiful for gifts, from $4.25 to $15 Boys' Stylish Overcoats ; Under-Priced We've two broken lots of Boys' Overcoats that will go to the first comers on Thurs day at $3.98 They're $5 Overcoats and will fit 3 to 6 year boys sty lish little Coats in navy, rd and Oxfoid grey; buttoned hi?h at the neck.. They won't last past Thursday. , $3.98 The same style Overcoat in brown corduroy and in all wool cheviot; electric b'ue.rad and dark fancy mixtures, a very smart little boyish gar ment' for 3 to 6 year chsps, an Overcoat worth and sold in most stores for $6.98 only a limited lot. $5 And a broken size sale of Boys' Tourist Coats, the long double-breasted style, in fan cy mixtures with velvet collar. With and without the beli, 11, 13, 14, 15 anb 16 yr sizes, they were $10 and $10.50 Thursday $7.98 j V73I S fUULRGADi October 29, 1006. K?ir ?'!?,, York 4:3- '4:45, x6:00, x6:50, S:00. xS:ir, 8:40. 9-ai li.-nn !i0, Ji11;26 a. m., 12:06, .1:26 B,:. 6:40, .6:06, 6:25, (to Bridg, port), 6:60 7:05, 7:54, lS 26 9"lo 9:20 p. m. Sundays 4:23, 4:4b', x7 o5! 8:B5 a. m.. xl2:00, 2:00, "2:10, 4:40. 5:10, xGAs, 6:60, 7:05, 7:64. 8:30, 9:li j p. m. L,fn?r vv,"inielon vJa Harlem Kivcr I1;?0 P-m- "12:05 night, daily. tor Boston via Hartford and Will. m?,tur 10:02 m- i. m.- For Boston via New London and Ptot. I'JfTo 2:17, '2:B3, 7:47, 9.37, U:37, J-'H 'c?-' H2:". 2:52 4:18, 4:B0, Jii.Bo pm- Sundays .2:17, .2:53 4:50, 6:45 p. m. .11.?" aoaton Springfleld 1:07, li . . ' 'o:43 p. m. Sundays o:i3 d. m. 7 nl" XJ:02' BS, 6:06 (to Hat ? nV' ,Acx8:03' 10:02 P- m- Sundaj-- 7 i,7r.ilftN iH?do"? Me-2:1T, :63 7kh "fiV- x 111:37, 11:68 . m... 2:52, 8:05. .4:18,' 4:50, 6:15, 6::P (to Saybrook 6:3T. 6:54, 11:3) (to Saybrook I p. m. Sundays 2:11 2:53, 8:52, .11:58 a.m., 2:52, 4-50, 6:iB p. m. For Middletown, Wllllmantli, etc. ' "a- m., 1:00, 6:35 (to Worctfter and Fuchburg), 6:02 p. m. Sundays-7:20 p. m. , , For Shelburne Falta. 7K0 a. m.. 12:20 (to New Hartford), 4:0 6:00 (to WestfieM) p. m. ? For Derby anil An.nninR'KR. 8:0!) z9:S5, 9:40 a. m., 12:10, 2:36, z4:15, 5.18, 6:00, 7:40, 11:40 p. m. Suidays 8:30, 11:35 a. m., 3:30, 6:40. 8:45 i, in. For Waterbury 6:58. 8J0. 9:40 a, m. 12:10, 2:35, 5:18, 7:40, 110 p. m. Sun days 8:30, 11:35 a. m., $40, 8:45 p. m. For lunted 6:58. 940 a. m., 12:10 2:35, 5:18, 7:40 p. m. fundays 8:30 a. m., 6:40 p. m. . . For Pittsfleld did Intermediate Folnts 6:00 (via Bridgeport) 9:36 a, m. 15 p. m. Sundas 7:o5 a. m. via Bridgeport. For Llteliflcld 35 a. m., 4:15 p. m. Sundays 7:56 a. u'. (via Bridgeport.) Express trains Parlor car limited zTo Derby Junction. X Local express. O. JH. SHEPARIi v ""i Gen Snpt. Asst. Gen. Van. AxU NewHaven Steaitet Uhb It EDUCED RATES, 75e to New Toris EXCURSION TICKETS, $1.25. STEAMER RICHARD PECK. From. Aiew Haven Steamer leaves Belle Deck 1:00 a. m., daily -except Mondays Passengers . may board steamer at any time after 10:00 p. m. From New York Steamer leaves Pier 20 East River, foot of Peck Slin 2:46 p. m., foot East 22nd Street S:0 p. m.) daily except Sunday. Time between New Haven ana New, Tork about five hours. For tickets and staterooms apply at the office an Belle Dock; also at Bishop & Co., 185 Orange-St. and on steamer. The NEW ENGLAND NAVIGATION CO., George C. Black, Agent, New Haven. Starin's N.Y.&N.H.LIne DAILY EXCEPT SATURDAY. . PASSENGER AND FREIGHT SEKVICB Leaves New Haven. :0(h p. m;, Starin Pier, foot of Brown Street. ... Leaves New York 9:00 p. m., Cortland Etreer, Pier No. 13, N. R. Fare 75c, excursion tickets JL-25. Rooms SI. Take Chap el Street cars to Brewery Street. No passengers will be taken Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday until further no tice. - . C. H. FISHER, Airent. New Havm. Conn. TheRcval Mail Steam Packet Co, JAMAICA Trip to KingstonJamaica, and return, first-class $75 COLON Fast Rnd Commodious steam ers of 6,000 tons, single trip $70 LA PLATA, Nov 24 1 ORINOCO, Dec 22 TRENT, Dec. 8 TAGUS, Jan. 5 Pier 50, N. R. foot West 12th St. Sanderson & Son, Agts, 22 State St. N Y. Foster DeBevolse, P.A., Flatiron Build ing N. Y. Swerzey & Kelsey, 102 Church Street; and Bishop & Co., 185 Orange street. New Haven, Conn. IDEAL WINTER CRUISES During Jcnuary, Februiry and March. i Mndelra Nimin Mediterra nean nd O'.JENT ITALY 79 day cruise by steamer Moltke; most extensive and best planned itinerary. Rates $300.00 and np. 'EGYPT and the NILE Two Big Blanket Values We Commend To You Of course there are Blankets here for as little as 59 cents a par and for as high as $16.50, and each is the best kind of money's worth, but we are concerned today especially in sorn. white wool Blankets that have just come to sell for $5 the Pair. Both are full 11-4 size; the Blankets at . t t I 4.v 5 in 3 wnnl Both are handsomely bound with s:rong mohair and have wiae colored borders. Ask to ses them; The Blankets at $3.25 and $5 A Fine Millinery Sale Trimmed and Untrimmed HATS We're putting out all our stylish, this season's Untrimmed Hats fcr Quick Clearance, every Hat Will OvYflt SOfK that sold at from 98cts to $2.25 VV 111 dl JUL lb 8 days ' to Italy by s. s. Deutschland: also regular trips by steamers Moltke and Hamburg. ; Weekly service between Na ples and Alexandria, by s. s. Ocana, connecting . with New York service. Nile service by new steamers of the Hamburg and Anglo American Nile Co. 1 1 im 1 1 n oupero service IS M LA large "ew steamers of the & COLON Use. prinzessin vlctorl!l Two 28-day trips, Jan. 81 WrNl March 5. to. all principal liuui jsiand, Venezuela and tNfVCC Panama Canal, by s. s. INUiLO Blucher, 13,000 Tons. For further particulars, booklets, rates, etc., apply HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE 117 Broadway, N. x. ' Sweezey & Kelsey, 102 Church St. M. Zunder Q Son, 249 State St., J. H. Par ish & Co., SB Orange St., Bishop & Co.. 185 Orange St., H. Bussman, 71 Orangi St. And these charming Trimmed Hats will go at a m:re fraction of their worth on Thursday; for Hats sold ai 9s.?a for Hats sold at $5 to $8 for Hats sold at $10 to $15 $1.93 $3.98 $5.00 TOYS, DOLLS, GAMES Ready Messengers of Christmas Joy and Happiness -tKt. FRENCH LINE. SaUing every THURSDAY, 10 a. m. From Pier 42, North Hlver - New York. La Bretagne Dee. 18 ba Touraino ijec. zv H,a Provence Dec. 27 La Lorraine Jan. 3 La Bretagne Jan. 10 La Savoie Jan. li Twin-screw steamers. AnDlv to French Line, 32 Br'dway, N. Y. or Sweezey & Kelsey, 102 ChurcK St.. Bishop & Co., 183 Orange St., Parish & Co.. 86 Orange St. THK TKAR ROV2TD. Delightful SEA TRIPS Souihern Pacific Passenger Steamships Between NEW mi and NEW ORLEANS Weekly Service from both Ports. THE IDE! TRIP SUMMER and WIS TEH. SPEED, COMFORT, SAFETY Connecting at ?few Orleuns with Kail lines for All Points In I.ouisinna, Texas. Sew mid Old Mexico, Arizona, California. Inquire 170 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 'I! oeonle. The origin of this farm of Hinduism (Continued on Seventh Page).