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OTW HAVEN MOEXIKG JOURNAL AND COURIER, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12 1S00
Wednesday, December 12, 1008. DELIVERED BT CARRIERS IN THE CITY. 12 CENTS A "WEEK. BO CENTS A MONTH, 13 FOR SIX MONTHS. $6 A TEAR. THE SAME TERMS BT MAIL. SINGLE COPIES. I CENTS. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. If you are going away, tor a short or Jong period, the Journal and Courier Will be cent to you by mall extra charge. The address changed as often as desired. without may b HEW ADVERTISEMENTS TO-DAT. A.polllnaris Druggists'. Aprons The Gamble-Desmond Co City Notice Com. on Bond Issue. Coffee S. S. Adams. Christmas The J. K. Bassett & Co. Entertainments Hyperion Theater, Est. C. B. Bristol Probate Notice. For Sale Cow Box 757. For Sale Carriage 1190 Quinnipiao. Found Handbag 722 State St. Financial F. S. Butterworth & Co. Gifts The Ford Co. Grape-Nuts Grocers'. Jewelry Edw. Malley Co. Lost Pin Reward, this office Needlework Chas Monson Co. Postum Grocers'. Poultry D. M. Welch & Son. Steamers White Star Line. Steamers Am and Red Star Line. To Washington Penn. R. R. Useful Things N. H. Shoe Co. TTmhrellas Chase & Co. Umbrellas Howe & Stetson Co. Wanted-r-Young Man DrawerE, City, WEATHER RECORD. Washington, D. C, Dec. 11, 8 p. m. Forecast for Wednesday-Thursday For New England and Eastern New York, fair Wednesday and Thursday; slowly rising temperature; variable ,Wlnds becoming fresh southeast. Local Wentlier Report. New Haven, December 11. a. m. p. m. temperature " Wind Direotion v N Wind VelooltF 35 , '3 Pieclpitatlon .ni 11 Weather Ft Cloud Clear Win. Temperature.... i Ji ax. Temperature.. . . 31 I M. TARR, Local Forecaster, U. S. Weather Bureau. Brief Mention. High water to-day, 7:57 p. m. The Consolidated Electric railway has finished repainting and repairing a dozen of the big open cars used for summer service, and yesterday the electrics were transported to the West Haven barns, where they will be stored until ready for use. The store of Scoble & Farrar, at 90 'Brewery Street, was entered Monday night but nothing is missed by the owners. The office of the All Rail Coal company at the west end of Eddy street, near West river, was ransacked jwi3-abaut-$8 stolen Monday night. , The local police stated yesterday morning that as yet they have seen no signs of James Willis Upson, the well known Cheshire-New Haven express man, who recently mysteriously disap peared from his home. Mr. Upton's . many friends are becoming much worried at his continuous absence. The Spring Lake Ice company cut 140 blocks of Ice on Monday from the iSprlng lake. The blocks were doubled and were 'being peddled yesterday. They weigh from 135 to 140 pounds. The Ice companies generally do not cut Ice until it is from six to jlght Inches deep. There will probably 'be a good crop thin season. HER 95TH BIRTHDAY. Bridgeport, Dec. 11. 'Mrs. Charlotte iParrott, hale and hearty for one ot her years, was the happy recipient of num erous congratulations yesterday after noon and evening icn the occasion of her 96th Wrthday, at the home of her son, E. D. Parrott of this city. ( Four children are still living, all en joying the best of health. They are Elliott Parrott lof Albany, N. Y.; Mrs. A. F. Thompson of New Haven; Mrs. W. O. Armstrong and Edward D. Par rott of thfci city. PAiRISK COMPANY CALENDAR, Neat Appearing Reminder for 1907 Is sued. The James H. Parish company In vestment 'bankers and brokers of 86 Orange utreet has issued a very neat office calendar for 1907. The plctoral part of the calendar is a well execut ed representation of a rescue in mid ocean, one schooner taking oft the crew of a, disabled vessel on the high seas. The calendar .part is distinct and neat, giving a very tasty effect to the "whole. TO BE DEDICATED TO-DLVY. r The dedication of the new building erected toy St. Bridget's convent cor poration for the increased accommoda tions of the scholars at the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy at Laurelton hall will take place this forenoon at 10 o'clock. Bishop Tlerney assisting. In the afternoon there will be a mu sical and dramatic entertainment by the teachers and scholars at the acad emy. . A -BEAUTIFUL CALENDAR. John iE. Bassett, proprietor of the Gun store on Church street, Is sending out Ms calendars to his many custom ers and friends. The calendar this year is surmounted by a beautiful picture of a wild duck, a copy of a iwell known painting by a famous art ist. It has to be seen to tie appre ciated. WHIST. The Monday Afternoon Whist club of West Haven were entertained Mon day afternoon at the home of Mrs. James lee. The substitutes of the afternoon were Mrs. States and Mrs. Curnow. The prize, a handsome silk bag, was won by Mrs. Elmer E. Som eru. DUCK SHOOTING TRIP. 'Ex-Governor George P. McLean left yesterday for a duck shooting trip at Princess (Anne club, Virginia Beach, X. THE GILA MONSTER, ITS SITE XOT FATAL, SAT 3IAST SC1ENT1SH. Vmler Suspicion ly Other Interesting Features of Its Anatomy nlects Killed by Its Foul Breath. The poisonous or non-poisonous character of the Gila monster has been a subject of discussion by naturalists for iully fifty years, and for that rea- J son it has been well-named by them, Leioderms suspectum. It is about the most interesting of the reptile family in the United States, for, although innu merable . investigations regarding Its chaiasteristics have been made, au thorities still differ aa to whether or not its ' bite is fatally poisonous. "In addition to the variety founl In the United States," says the Scientific lAmerican, "another called theheloder ma horridum is found in Mexico. Indi ans and Mexicans residing in the local ities where the monsters have been captured sincerely believe that their bite is fatal to a human being; but so far as known no person has ever died from the effects, although many cases are recorded of people being . bitten. Those peculiar lulzards are found prin cipally in Ariz-ona, New Mexico, north western Texas, while a few have been seen in southern California. They are most numerous in the Mohave Is sort of Arizona, also along the San Pedro and Mchave rivers, while the Mexican va riety has its habitat chiefly in the state ol sonora. The lizards are round not only In the arid valleys, but at a com paratively high elevation, a proof thpt tr-ey;are extremely hardy and can en dure a considerable range of tempera hi''t. The' extent of the territory :n nrich they are found has enablsd rat ursi rts to secure a compa-.-at1''!:! l:i.r:e number alive, and as alroaly: stated their habits have been closeiv observi d oy naturalists, not only ia.thte coun try, but abroad. , "The species in the eo'iMiwwt form a dislir.ct contrast to -iny other varii.'ty o: l.ard on account of l ie siza, v.i.ch is mammoth in con (rut to the ordinal y desert lizard, which is seldom as long as one's hand. The he;A is v:ry prom inent, comprising sibiiit one-fifih f the total lensth of the body. -Like '.ha back, it is thickly covered with tuber cles, forming a sort of armor. In ii.e full-grown monster, these tubercles are tinted yellow and black. Ths extorter of the stomach and the surface under the tail are also prote::ol, but by scalee. One of the peculiar! i in of the lizard family is that the bones of the tail are extremely fragila, an:l this ap pendage frequently beoiriia detached by accident or when OU'-t i by Home an imal. The Gila monstsr, howevpr, dif fers In this respect, as its kln is si tough that the tall forms one of ihe strongest portions of its body. In fact, j it can raise itself to a considerable 1 height with Its powerful fore-legs, tal anclng itself on the tip of the tail, thus enabling it to climb rocks and other steep ascents, "One of the most Interesting features of its anatomy, and the one which has given rise to so much discussion as to its venomous qualities, Is its teeth. Each jaw has from eight to ten, which are long, conical and slightly recurved. Each tooth, however, contains a deep furrow extending from the sharp point to its base, terminating In a duct con necting with glands. This formation Is so similar to that of venomous snakes, that it has been advance,!' as proof that the bite of the beholdtrma Is poisonous. The teeth are so deeply imbedded In flesh that ordinarily only the points are revealed, but the grooves arc so large that the saliva contained in the gands readily exudes. 'Naturalists who have made a study of the many varieties of the lizard family are of the opinion that this is the only one which has teeth. 'Consequently, interest has been increased in a study of its anatomy, and among those who have given opin ions relative to the effects of its bite are some of the most noted authorities of this country and Eunpe. With the exception of the teeth and glands, how ever, the monster bears 'little resem blance to any variety of snake either poisonous or otherwise. It is very slow and clumsy in its motions on account of its shape. It is not timid ike other reptiles, however, and when threatened with a stick will endeavor to grip it in its jaws, and if It seizes the stick, will hold on like a dog. When angered it emits its breath in a succession of quick gasps. The breath is very fetid, and Its odor can be detected at some little distance from the lizard. It is supposed that this Is one way In which the monster catches the insects and small anmals which form a part of its food supply the foul gas overcoming them. "In 1S57 the heloderma suspectum was made the subject of study by Dr. John Gray of the British Museum. Professor E. D. Cope, the eminent American anatomist, made a study of the salivary glands in, the lower jaws and discovered their connection with the grooves In the teeth. Professor Cope, however, failed to find that the glands were similar to those of poison ous snakes. On the other hand, Dr .S. Weir Mitchell and Dr. E'iward T. Rei chert made a series of experiments upon reptiles and small mammals. Saliva was injected into them by a hy podermic syringe, with a result that all died in a few minutes. From these and other experiments the naturalists drew the conclusion that the saliva was fa tal, at least to birds and small animals. Dr. H. C. Yarrow at Tucson, lAriz., practically repeated the experiments made by Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Reichert Using chickens and rabbits, but in eve ry case the victims recovered. "One of the instances where the Gila monster has bitten a human being is that of Dr. R. W. Shufeldt, who was thus Injured while at work in the American National Museum at Wash ington. Realizing the opportunity to stdy the effects of the bite, Dr. Shu feldt closely observed the symptoms. The wound, however, healed in a few days, and apparently had no other ill results than the laceration caused by the teeth. Dr. Shufeldt perceived m symptoms of ' poisoning. Another in stance of the effect of the bite of the Gila monster on animals and reptiles was noted in the Zological Garden at London, where one of the monsters from America became enraged for some reason, and bit a frog and a guinea pig. Both die! in a few minutes, apparently from the effects of polaon. One reason why this interesting lizard is so feared by the natives of the southwest is un- uoumeaiy oecause oi ius repulsive ap- pearance, but it has actually been . tamed, eo to speak, and Instances are j Known wnere it woum who iuuu lrum the hand of Its owner, crawling along the arm and shoulder without offering to do injury." A MUSIC TEACHERS' HOME. Gambling Palace In Turned to a Good Use. Through the broad philanthrophy of a well known patron of music in Philadelphia there has just been es tablished In this city a splendid home for music teachers who in the autumn of life have not basked in the sun light of Dame Fortune's smiles. It is worthy of no'te that the modesty of the founder is as great as his generos ity, and he stipulates that his namo be not published In connection with it, as he seeks no personal notoriety. As he is a man of business, he fears thsrt his unselfish motives would be mis construed. The institution Is to be to musicians what Forrest Home is to actors. Its inmates are not to be regarded as ob jects of charity; on the contrary, the home la to be considered as something justly due the financially unfortunate musicians who shall obtain a haven there for their declining years. Nor is this home a bare and plainly furnished building. The founder stud ied the subject for many months be fore he completed his plans. He visit ed similar institutions in Europe there is none other in America and, having reached a conclusion, called in conference half a dozen men, all of whom are widely known citizens of Philadelphia, and asked them to serve with him as a Board of Directors, and they gladly consented.. After looking over a number of properties the founder finally pur chased outright the building and lot at No. 236 South Third street, and de dicated it to his chosen wards. The building was but a few years ago remodelled and fitted up for a first class gambling house, at an ex pense of nearly $20,000. It had scarce ly been completed when the promot ers discovered that they could not get police protection, and 1 were plainly Informed by the city authorities that the resort would not be tolerated, and, therefore, it was never opened. The gamblers went elsewhere, leaving the place as it stood, and offered , it "for sale. i The building Is one of Philadelphia's old time mansions, three stories in height, but wide and deep, with many large rooms. Back of it extends a large yard, and there the house Is provided with an inviting porch, The advocates of the law of chance who fitted up the building paid no at tention to cost; It was destined by them to be one of the finest gambling houses In the United States. The cell- ings are all ornamental pressed steel; the floors are the finest . hardwood. The chandefiers are most elaborate, and the walls are rich in stucco work and mural painting, and the general scheme of edcoratlon Is ot the sump tuous, yet tasteful, kind. The house has been furnished in keeping with its appearance, and there is everything in the way . or comtort and convenience that can be though of. There are parlors, a reading room, a library, pianos and, in fact, every thing that will tend to make it a de lightful retreat; or will there at any time be a rule or system that wilr make an Inmate feel that he Is an ob ject of charity. A matron and house motner nae been installed, but at present there are no other inmates. juiijumuwu must be addressed to the house, and will be carefully considered by the board of directors, wno win mane everv effort to keep out Impostors, 'while warmly welcoming the worthy. The founder has assumed the en tire cost of maintenance, ana nas provided an ample endowment ior it in his will. At present the building will accommodate twelve musicians, but will be enlarged as the demands upon it may require. All arinl cants must ne sixij-uve years of age and shall have followed the profession of eacner ot music m United States for twemy-nve years. . Being lnducd to peak of his benefaction, the founder saiu una morning. "T love music and the people wno have devoted their lives to the art. It is not always that one who docs this manages to lay enough by for ms old age, and even wnen ne ooeo .mis fortune may come ana sweep ady his savings. "Men who have stood high in their profession and won an honored name have too much spirit find delicacy of feeling to accept charity, and I honor them for it. But some recognition of their labors for music they are entitl ed to, and provision for their old age Is no more than their just 'due. Those who enter this home will be as free and independent as are the actors who live in the splendid institution founded by Forrest. The stigma of dependency will be left out." Financial suppcrt has been offered to the founder, but he, has continuous ly declined It. The home seeks people to occupy it, and not money, and it Is open to mv musician who has the qualifications and the proper creden tials. Its permanency is assured by the endowment. Phlldelphla Evening Telegraph. ' GAMBLING AND GOVERNMENT. The relation of gambling to govern ment is now shaking the politicians of New York and Jersey City. The dif ference in the methods of prcedure on the opposite bangs of the Hudson is interesting and Instructive. In New York District Attorney Jerome has taken to the Grand Jury evidence to show that a conspiracy exists Inside the Police Department to protect the gambling houses from prosecution. The conspiracy has gone so far that on the lists of "suspected" gambling houses and poolrooms, which each po lice captain keeps, false names are entered as the owners of the places. The result of this is that when the District Attorney Bent out subpenas for these men they could not be found. The owners of the buildings were found. Some of them testified that when the police notified them that their premises were being used for I illegal purposes they got out dispose- ess warrants. Then In court the police ' muni'iy these people are a sort of re tailed to produce any evidence of llgious sect who have seceded from illegal use, the complaints of the the old Dormer Church. For some lanuiuaras were aismissea, and tneir tenants, having leases, went on with their conduct of the property as they saw ru. rrooabiy, n me rentals or many of these places were made puuuc it would De touna mat me J - ! lauuiuiu uciu goou icawu lu iu:iiuicot;e in tne ponce inefficiency in anving out profitable tennants, but enough has become known to show that the unm WCIB lnure uiiawicu ui enaui- ing the gambling houses to continue business than in enforcing the law. The investigation Cannot stop there. I How far it will go is not yet known, ncuj uuo ...v..,,. y..- numer, uuisiae ot uie yunce iuice, is involved, and there is much gossip about other prominent politicians. Mr. Jerome has in the Dovvling law a powerful weajjon to force full state ments from the keepers of the gamb ling houses. He can give to them im munity from prosecution under that law, whereas if they refuse to talk he can secure their indictment and make them exiles from New York. Already the manager of the notorious Theo dore Allen's gambling house, a raid on which started the present pro ceedings, has told about the system undei; whleh ne AefiedL tne ponrei an(i negotiations are under way for the return from New Orleans, of a pool- room keeper who is supposed 'to have had charge of the distribution of the protecUim fund raised' by the sam'b- lors. . In Jersey City the method of Mayor saken the Transvaal; Thus he preacn Mark Fagan may not be so far- ed to his flock: "Johannesburg is even reaching, but it is more radical at as a City of the Plain, the fate of So tho start. Mayor Fagan heard about dom and Gomorrah awaits it; that de open gambling houses. He went out structlon will prevail over a radius of and raided them himself, and now , he nas suspended tne chiff of police, one inspector, three captains, and seven headquarters and precinct de tectives, recommending their dismis sal. The charges are neglect of duty, and the fact that the Mayor found the gambling houses open , arrested thirty-five men inside of them, seems to establish the neglect. The Police Board, which Mayor Fagan controls, voted to suspend the accused men pending trial on the charges. The suspensions will put the accused men out of control of the force, while the Mayor Is collecting evidence In sup- port of his charges, Fagan men have on horse, taking all their possessions, been appointed temporarily to fill the 0n a trek verging on a thousand miles places. That gives to the Mayor the to the land of promise they have se control of the police force through looted In the Roberton district of Cape which to collect evidence against the Colony. , . , men who have long controlled it. They comprise the best class of That is a striking contrast to the farmers, and their departure Is there situation in New York, where, when fore somewhat regretable. But such an the keepers of gambling houses In trie effort to escape contamination from district of a suspected inspector were modern evils is somewhat unique, and wanted to give evidence, presumably, against the inspector, the subpoenas went in regular course to that in spector for service. He distributed them among his-'' captains and the captains, with great unanimity, failed to find the men wanted. That brought out the fact of the false names on the police lists, but it also put in evidence a system of committing the prosecu tion of an accused man to him and his subordinates, which more resembles comic opera than investigation.- The Jersey City movement has the advan tage of springing from the city's head, while In New York the prosecution is aimed, in part at least, at a politi cian close to, the Mayor and at other men of far reaching power. Brooklyn Eagle. STRANGEST OF BOER TREKS, Fleeing From Wrath to Come, on Ad vice of New Leader. Of all the remarkable treks the Boers havo made the strangest Is that just begun; writes a Johannes burg correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette. The trekkcrs were dwelling in the Klerksdorp district of the Transvaal, more than a hundred miles from the Rand. Locally known as the "Swanepoels Gemeente" in plain English the Swanepoels com- THE PACKAGE THIS IS which holds the best butter in the world GOLD Medal Creamery Butter. You should try a package. If you never ate it, you have some thing to leam about butter. It has a flavor and sweetness superior to other butter everyone who eats it says so. Of course it's made better than other butter ; but the real reason is that Creamery is protected from taint or injury after making It is packed as soon as made in the odor proof and germ-proof package shown above. No ether creamery is privileged to use this odor proof package. Gold Medal Creamery Butter can't lose quality-it's good when you buy it it's good when you eat it and the last ounce is as good as the first one. No dust no germs'' no ill smell about Gold Medal Creamery Butter just wholesome sweetness and purity-?' find no added cost for the package either. Ask the grocef for it it will surprise you.. DILLON f DOUGLASS. v New Haven and Hartford, Conn; years they have lived a saa ana soi- emn life on the banks of the Vaal. j Numbering about six hundred, they J lorm oulto a utile repuDiic. Community of property and a gen- ' erai system of cooperation nave rena- . TV.aI- erca their isolation yuo.uiv. inou- , treaikant preach the uonyei, dui are fed and supported without being linemrf , .h,r nf the 'laborer's lure. " Vainly tney "avo i.u ooiii converts from the Dutch Reformed Church. The Predikants of the latter are such highly favored and well paid persons that it would 111 please them l(, exuiange men i" - tne social democracy oim f"-"- Diui- cism of the Swanepoels. j The Gemeente may be termed a sect between the Plymouth Brethren and the Doukhobors. Their worship is chiefly in silence. Within the last couple of months a new leader has arisen among them, one Roos, and he has stirred up the band to more stre- uous efforts- after godliness. This, combined with much converse with strangers, is the cause of the present upheaval. Owing to the prolonged era of depression on the Rand many prospectors have rushed on to tne ; diamond diggings of the Vaal River, j Camping near the Swanepoels, tnese men have probably expatiated on the deplorable condition of affiairs in Johannesburg. The outcome of this knowledge has convinced the leader Roos, that the Holy Ghost has for- a hundred miles. Therefore must sim- pie pious souls flee from the wrath to come." The community nas waited, and now all are agreed long that the Spirit has moved them. But the Spirit did not move in a very practical manner, for It was In cumbent on the leaders to invoke the aid of railway-officials. The latter re- quired no less than ,000 for;the un dertaking. To sum, even in spend - '.this,, .gigantic escaping';; destruction, was sill to tne inruty. . ;. pwnneuueia. Therefore, as the sons of Israel ; going down to Egypt, the six hundred set out in carts and wagons,' on foot and the Boer is no mere passive reslster. LAMENT OF A CAPITALIST. A Boston Man Tells of Some Things That Make Him Weary.. A Boston merchant says: "I don't want to join the army of unrest, but I am getting a little weary. Former' ly my family could Invest $100,000 of grandfather's accumulations, won up on the land or the sea, and get 6 per cent, and the investiment was re spected in the community. To-day, our family property, that was former ly In manufacturing or In shipping or hi railroads or banking or mills, is being rapidly put Into trust form by the necessities of competition and the lowering margin of profit in all trade and manufacturing operations. I now find my family property ground be tween severaj mill stones. First, the bank president and the mill treasurer say they will be happy to have a larger surplus, and I think they will feel a little more secure in their posi tion. Therefore, my family gets low dividends, the officials get good sal arles, and grandfather's surplus rises for grandfather's great-grandchildren after me. But I and my family who have to live in the present are ground by this millstone of accumulating a utter surplus to ward off future tion. competi- "Then the tax man comes along with a tine tootn comb and my family affairs, being In the hands of trustees, get raked fore and aft. The mills are" taxed locally, the state ta.xo th franchises of the company and the trustees pay tne taxes of the town 1 1 t .t ... ' wnere mey reside ana all out of my lamny estate. "Then I open my morning paper and find Hearst in Wo,., tt-i, ,i uviurtin ill io,ssa,cnUSettS are after What - is left; my neighbors are being educat- ed by the yellow journals to hate, me and my grandchildren yet unborn. : "I hope to sit down to a quiet tea ! k.i UItJ cnangmg nature man mien mung comes the even ing paper with a 'big stick" from Washington, and I am told I have got to be taxed further to build the Pan- ama canal, while, there Is going to be no more money in the country for fear that the 'system' or Wall street will get it. I am then invited to see a daily skrinkage upon quotations rep resenting what is left of the equities in my estate and my wife hands me a letter from Aunt Jemima in Cleve- land saying she is alarmed about the decline in her Standard Oil shares trom above 00 to $500. Ought she to save what she has left and Invest in a mine, as mining schemes are the on- ly things In which the public is now free to invest, and will she buy In Cobalt shares where she can mine sll- ver under Canadian protection, or in gold fields where there is no law, or In Mexico where capital seems now to )e Invited?" Boston News Bureau. CHESE 25 YE4RS OLD. Better Now Than the Day It was Made. Twenty-five years ago last week Mrs. George Bushnell of Lakevllle made a cheese and put it carefully away until It could ripen for future use. The yeaivi rolled by and still the cheese re mained untouched until last week Mr. Bushnell proposed cutting it. This was' done' and it was found to be the refeithlrig.' In the cheese line. While so'rfiewhat stronger than usual in cheese oCJthe,, present day, it. Is still perfectly eatable,-and the family have been eat ing 26-year-old cheese, which, to say the least is a very unusual incident. Mr. ' Bushnell says he thinks the cheese would have kept forever, and in ages to-come might have been fpund THERE IS NOTHING LIKE McCUSEER 4 SCHEOEDEH'S Best COAL, $6.50 per Ton. 26 Church St. The Chatlleld Paper Co. Most Compie te of I Our Motto: Not How OME T. G. WHITEHEAD, Heating Engineer. "The Old SUM Galpla Store." BOO STATE STREET NEW HAVEN, a Mf4H44"M"I'4"f Entertainment, f You can get an evening's entertainment and dance at your home if you will purchase an Edison Phonograph :OR A: Victor Talking Machine Outfits From $10.35 up EASY PAYMENTS Free demonstration every minute at our' phono graph parlors, 38 Center Street ASK TO SEE 1 The A. B. CLINTON CO., I 3? Church Street. by some exploring geologist who would have pronounced it a relic of prehis toric ages. To save all this trouble and, keep posterity from wondering wheth er It had found an o!d-faBhlon grind stone or a perhlstoric car wheel tha cheese has been cut and eaten. Wln sed Citizen. . TRiOLLEYMEN GET A RAISE. A new scale of wages went into ef fect on the Torrlngton and Winches ter Street railway on December 1. :Nlnetepn rents wr hnuf l paid to motormen and conductors for the first year and this is increased one-halt pe? cent hour each vear for nine year amounting after eight vMr of service to 23 cents per hour, By the old scale, 19 cents per hour were received for the first year, and 20 cents per hour thereafter. ' A LETTER OF LONG AGO. Seward E. Cowles, of 'New Britain, is in possession of an old letter, which has been handed down in the Cowles family 161 years. The epistle Is dated from Glastonbury, April 29. 1745, and written to Capt Samuel Cowles of the Fifth company for Kensington . par- , ish by Thomas Wells, colonel. It conf tains an order to have his company W readiness for one of the colonial strug- gles preceding the French an ' TntMan war. J . f Trying It on him "What makes that dog in the backyard across the street howl so dismally all the time?" "I be lieve his master writes poetry for the popular magazines." Baltimore Ameri can. i A NIGHT CAR Take two Beecham's Pills on re tiring and avoid any ill effects from a late meal. ; Then you will sleep, soundly, awaken with a clear head and a high opinion of the great stomach remedy, Beechaiii's Sold Everywhere. In boxes 10c. and 25o. 55 Railroad Aye. Paper and Twine in State. COMFORT Cheap, But How Good. If you are looking for a FURNACE ta neat your house comfortably, see tha BARSTOW BAY STATE. It means oom fort In the home. Too often the source of our dlsaom fort lies In the Cellar. Quality Counts when It Means Com fort, and too often ten or fifteen dol lars saved on the first cost means fail ure for years to properly heat tha house. 7 The BAY STATE Is Cast to Lnt. Price and Quality are usually com mensurate. The BAY STATE Is adapted for heat ing the Humblest Cot or Mt Preten tloim MiiBslon. The Bay State doe not please tot One or Five years only, but grlves the earn goou results for Ten Fifteen anfl TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. See our BAY STATE COMBINATION. WARM AIR AND HOT WATER HEAT ER, also our BARSTOW BAY STATE STEAM AND HOT WTER HEATERS, We carry a full line at all these goods I eo that one may see and inspect the goods they are going to buy. Call and see It. ( All information cheerfully given.. , wftwwwTTmTTTTTTTT t THE"VITAK" $ 38 Center Street.