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FEW IIAVEX, COXX., THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 190G. Part 2. n Mi i 1 1! RECEiYER NAMED FOR WIRE MILLS NATIONAL CORPORATION OF NEW IIAVEA SAID IO OWE $2,000,000- Mnlne Company the Petitioner riunt One of the Largest of Its Kind ami Was Organized Thirty-six Years Ago Employed 1,500 Hands W hen Hun- ' ning to Full Capacity What Recent linlance Sheet Shows Regarding Con dition. On the allegation that It is In debt .more than $2,000,000, the National Wire corporation, of this city, was placed in the hands of receivers yesterday. The receivership was instituted at the re quest of the National Steel and Wire company, of Portland, Me., which is the holding company of the local con cern and other similar plants in Maine and Columbus, O. , In asking for a receiver the Maine company, aside from alleging that the local concern is more than $2,000,000 in debt, asks that if the corporation can not raise new capital to carry on the business it be dissolved and its affairs wound up. The plant of the National Wire cor poration is one of the largest of its kind, and its organization dates back to 1870. When the plant is running full It employs 1,500 hands, but recently not more than 800 have been working there. The balance sheet of the com pany November 26 showed it to be sol vent and also details the capital stock and other liabilities. The total assets are given as $9,625,379 and the surplus is given as $94,445. The following are some of the items in the liabilities col umn: Preferred stock, $3,633,700; common stock, $3,875,816; special loans of direc tors, $1,372,125; accounts, payable to controlled companies, $305,689; bills payable, $286,768; reserve for unpaid dividends, $56,834. In all the litigations started yester day the New Haven corporation accept ed the action of the Maine company without protest and allowed the motion for receivers to be made without argu ment. The hearing on the matter will be held a week from Friday in the su perior court. As Judge Thayer will have ended Ms stay in this court at that time it Is probable that he will be on hand by special arrangement to hear this case. Otherwise Judge Shumway ..will be on the bench. . Yesterday's action follows an attach ment for $15,000 against the corpora tion of this city and the company of Maine, made in New York on Tuesday. The basis of this attachment was the non-payment by the New Haven cor poration of a $15,000 note payable to the Maine company, which had been trans ferred to the Mechanics' National bank of New York. The receivers appointed were Henry L. Hotchkiss, of this city, and Vice President Wise, of the parent corpora Won. - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEET- j N ino, j The Chamber of Commerce will meet to-morrow' evening at 8 o'clock. Twen-ty-flve applications for membership will be presented and Professor H. Graves of the Yale forest school will address the chamber upon the proposed White mountain forest reserve. A large attendance is expected. GAME BIRDS FOR KANSAS. Two Carloads of English Pheasants to Be Distributed Throughout the State. Two express cars carrying about 1,900 English pheasants passed through Kansas City yesterday after noon on the way to Pratt, Kan. The "birds were imported direct from Eng land and consigned to the game ward en of Kansas, Dell Travis. They are to be distributed in the various coun ties with a view of stocking the State with the game. The game warden made a contract with K. C. Beck of Nickerson, Kan., an importer of birds, for 1,000 pairs of (pheasants, but about 100 of them died on the way to this country. "It required eight express cars of the English style to carry the birds from London to Liverpool," said the wan in charge of the pheasants. "You see there ' is plenty of room in these two American cars. "A few of the birds died on the train from New York, but most of the 100 died on the boat. They try to fly in the wooden crates, striking their heads against the slats until stunned. iSince leaving New York Monday the birds 'have eaten 40 pound,? of cabbage and more than 500 pounds of grain feed." This is the sceond shipment of pheasants to Kansas. About nine months ago 750 of the birds were im ported from England and turned loose In the fitate. The money used in pur chasing the pheasants te taken from funds, derived from the Issuing of li censes to hunters. The English pheasant 4s a hybrid be tween the ring necked pheasant and the pheasant of southern Europe. The plumage of these birds is brilliant that of the males being especially gorgeous. They reproduce rapidly, and in their habits of life are similar to the com mon barnyard fowl. The history of tho pheasant extends back to the days of ancient Rome, and in all times the bird has been popular with sportsmen. There are sixty specie,! of pheasants known, none of which is native to Am&rica. The turkey is their closest relative in this country. Kansas City Star. The committee of seven appointed to investigate the last Won Haven re tort will meet again next Wednesday evening. . A'2 Ell TA IN 31 ENTS. New Raven Theater. George M. Cohan's most successful musical comedy, "Little Johnny Jones," will be the attraction at the New Haven theater on Saturday next at the special 'matinee, at which i.Tice6 will be 25c, 50c, 75c, and at night. This year's cast includes little Bob by Barry for the title role, and Tom Lewis, Sam Ryan, Adele Rafter and Stella Tracey for the four other lead ing roles. The Chicago Tribune says: "Little Johnny Jones" is seeking honors In a new field, and last even ing an audience that taxed the ca pacity of Mr. Vicker'se theater receiv ed the Cohan comedy with even more boisterous acclaim than that which was its award during the many weeks when it held the Illinois stage, and all without the presence of the Cohan family In the cast. Therefore it is amply proved that the piece is able to stand on its own merit. Its humor is truly, American, ripe and up to the hour, and not a single point missed the desired effect. The muirfe, too, is in the popular vein, and though it has become thoroughly familiar durina- the last two years the familiarity has not Drea contempt as yet, and en cores were demanded again and again for "Mam-selle Fanohette," "'Op in tne Ansom," "Yankee Doodle Boy," "Give My Regard to Broadway." and all the other favorites. The present cast is ratably comt- tent and includes several of the origi nal members. Bobby Barry is intrusted with the title role and intimate,? to a nicety the Cohan nasal twang, and the eccentric Cohan dance. Stella Tracey Is chic and dapper In the three fold part formerly 'played by Ethel Levey. Tom Lewis repeats his im mense hit as the Unknown, Sam Ryan is again the Irish McGee, and Adele Rafter and Lottie Medley are satis factory as Florabelle Fly and Mrs. Kenworth, respectively. The scenic effects and costumes are up to the former standard and the w-hole performance moves with the same spirit of dash and vivaciious-neiss, Scats now on sale. "THE VOLUNTEER ORGANIST." One of the scenes of the pastoral drama "The Volunteer Organist" which is to be produced shortly in this city is tne rescue of two tots in a snow- storm by a pair i;f canines. In order Maine. to make this situation as realistic as i -F. I Butterfield, president of the possible Manager W. W. Newcomer ! Physical Culture and Cannibal club, is has imyorted two genuine St. Bernard away on a trip to Rhode Island to the dogs from Switzerland to this coun- farm which furnishes the turkey for try. These dogs have done actual ser- t,le Thanksgiving dinner at the White vice, in the Alps,, and . one of them House each year, to prachase slx.tur "Monarch" is the hero of a score of lte's tor the banquet of the Cannibals rescues. These dogs were formerly on New Year's eve. A great literary the property uf the monks, and it Programme is also being prepared for was with reluctance that they were 1,10 occasion with which to feed the permitted to depart from the monas tery. "Mardo," the other dog, is not as large as "Monarch," but the two are considered the finest specimens tvf the St. Bernard ever brought to (Ameri ca. A few days ago Jacob Ruprert, the proprietor of tho !Ruppert kennels, when ho saw "Monarch," offered iMr. Newcomer $2,500 for him. Mr. New comer refused the offer and said that twice that sum could not purchase him. The public will have an opportunity of seeing thei?e wonderful dogs aa the drama is bo lted to appear at the New Haven theater as the Christmas at traction Monday. Tuesday, Wednes day nights, December 24, 25 and 26. There will be a holiday matinee Christmas day, at which night prices will be charged, and the regular mati nee Wednesday. Seats- now on sale for all the or formancea. B'Joo Theater. The Two Orphans is more than mak ing srood at the Bijou th's week, and the production of the ilece offered elves no reason for other than an en thusiastic and hearty reception. It is a play that through the past thirty years has never failed to awaken a deep heart Interest In all who have witnessed it, and it has been seen by probably more people than any other mel'odrama ever presented. The management will on Friday and Saturday afternoons offer the usual souvenir matinees. Next week the of fering is to be "Because She Loved Him So." It is a splendid piece and well suited as a Christmas week offer ing. The advance ale of seats for Christmas day is now on and patrons of the house would do well to secure their tickets in advance. Poll's New Theater. Christmas day seats for matinee and night are mw on sale at Poll',? new theater box office. Holiday jTices will prevail at the .matinee. Telephone or ders will be held only until noon on Christmas day for the matinee and until 6 p. m. for the evening show. For a genuine laugh go to Poll's this week and see Karno's English comedians, fifteen of them present "A Night in the Slums of London." It is positively the funniest act in vaude ville to-dav. A NOTED BOSTON PHYSICIAN in Paxtine has given to the world his most successful formula for an anti septic wash, wh'ch, by local applica tion, cures all inflamed and catarrhal conditions of mucous membrane sur faces, such as ,'ore eyes, sore throat, nasal and pelvio catarrh. For cleaning the mouth and sweet ening the breath it has no equal. Many women say if Paxtine were $10.00 a box they would not be with out It. Paxtine has so many uses in the toilet that every woman in New Haven should know about it. 50c at druggist?. For sample address The R. Paxton Co., 75 Pope building, Bost.n, PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS, 2 EJUS OS INTEREST CONCERN JAG NEW HAVEN I'EOPLS And Other People Known In This City Interesting Social Events Here and Elsewhere, Miss Marion Whitney, a member of the Vassar faculty, will arrive In town late this week for a Christmas visit with her mother, Mrs. W. D. Whit ney and sisters, the Misses Emily and Margaret Whitney. Raymond Main, Amhert, 1908, of West Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wal ter Main, is expected home for the Christmas vacation. The extemporaneous speaking for the year of the Morgan High school, Clin ton, will commence this afternoon. Miss Doris Newberry will return this week end from Rosemary hall, Green wich, for the Christmas recess. F. L. Jackson of West Haven Is in Durham, where his father is quite ill. The ill health of the elder Mr. Jack son will cause a postponement of the trip which Mr. and Mrs. Jackson ex pected to take after Christmas, the itinerary of which included Mexico and other southern points. Miss Stephanie English, a member of the sophomore class of Vassar will ar rive on Friday to spend the Christmas holidays with her mother, Mrs. Edwin English cf Prospect street. 'Miss Katherine Bush, of West Haven, who is teaching in Burlington, N. J., is expected home on Thursday for the Christmas vacation of two weeks. Mr. Archibald , Marshall has issued Invitations for the wedding of his daughter, Miss Agnes 'Marshall to Mr. Louis Hopke of Meriden at 105 Gilbert avenue, on Sunday evening at 5:30 o'clock. Charles Chamberlain, Trinity 1907, is expected home this week for the holi day recess, which he will spend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Cham berlain at their home on Main street, Wast Haven. Thomas E. Mitchell of Waldo coun ty, Me., is visiting his son, Samuel E. Mitchell, of the firm of Longley & Mitchell, local restaurateurs. This is the first time that Mr. Mitchell, sr., has been out of his native state. He is a I farmer and has 250 acres of land, which he has tilled for many years. While he has traveled extensively in his own state, busines or pleasure has never until the present time taken him out of Cannibals' hungering minds. At his home at 92 Clark street, Master Kenneth Donahue celebrated his sec ond anniversary with a small party "to a number of his young friends,- recent ly. Among the young people present werethe little Misses Virginia Spang, Geraldine Spang, Dorothy Spang, Es telle Slsk, Anna Martin and Alice M. Donahue, and Masters Elbert Murray Spang and H. Austin Spang. Mrs. Harry Hyman and son, James, of West Haven, leave for Lakewood shortly to spend the Christmas holidays with Mrs. Hyman's mother, Mrs. H. Lederman and Mrs. L. A. Cohn of New York city. B. H. S. Juniors have secured the Stanford orchestra of New Haven for their first reception and promenade New Year's evening at Music hall. The grand march is to form at 8:30 o'clock. Tickets have been placed on sale and may be eecrued from any member of the class. The young people as soon as school closes for Christmas vacation, will put all their energy Into arrange ments for the promenade, which, judg ing frof the committee in charge, must be a very successful eoclal event. William Thomas, who was clerk for F. L. Jackson of Stony Creek for 12 years, has accepted the position as manager of the Waterbury branch of the wholesale house of Stoddard, Gil bert & Co., and assumed his new duties to-day. Mr. Thomas will move to Wa terbury in the spring. Oswald M. Peck of 169 Union avenue, who a short time ago started to raise fancy Muscovy ducks as a poultry fan cier, has had remarkable luck the past season, and is pardonably proud of his showing at two poultry shows where he placed exhibits. In Winston he re ceived the first prize last week. In the recent West Haven show he , received two first, two seconds and two thirds and his trophy room has a gallant ap pearance for a young breeder of a sea son's standing. One drake which he owns has won seven first prizes, having won in New York a year ago. The engagement is announced of Miss Mary Louise Hall, daughter of the late Rev. Alexander Hall, and Mr. Fred Howard Page of this city. The rehearsals for "Charley's Aunt" in West Haven, which is to be given in the near future are progressing rapidly. The cast includes Kenneth Wynne, Frederick A. Pennell, Herbert R. Mans field, William D. Ronaldson, Henry James Head, Robert F. Bush, Miss Marguerite Graham, Miss Edith Bar rett, Louise P. Thomas and Miss Anar Whitten. 'Mrs. Jerome Harvey of New York will visit on December 24 her child hood friend, Mrs. Hugh Morton of 72 Summer street, West Haven, where she will spend the holidays. Mrs. Harvey was left the estate of her late husband's uncle, Sir Edward Knight of London Eng. Mifs Myrtle Agnew of Beach street is entertaining for a few days, Miss Hazel Ritter of Short Beach. The members of the Epworth league f the Methodist church, Clinton, held a supper and sale of fancy articles in the church parlors yesterday afternoon and last evening, commencing at 3 o'clock. The proceeds will be for the organ fund. lira. H. B. Ives and daughter, Uies Leila Ives, of Whitney avenue left ear ly in the week for a winter in Florida. Colonel and Mrs. Isaac M. UHman of New Haven are spending a few days In Washington, D. C. Hon. Michael Ke nealy, of Stamford, chairman of the re publican state central committee Is also in that city, and gave; an address at the smoker of the Connecticut Repub lican association of Washington. Mr. Francis Watrous jt at home from school for the Christmas holidays and is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Watrous. Miss Mame Woods, one of the teach ers at the Milford High school, tender ed her resignation at a recent meeting of the board of education. Her petition will be filed by Miss Ethel Clark of 'Milford. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Baley enter tained last evening the Wednesday Evening Whist club at their residence on Center street, West Haven. CONSOLIDATED To Take Over the C. R. and L. To Da. Bridgeport, Dec. 19. It was stated here to-day that the control of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting company would pass into the hands of the New York, New Uaven and Hart ford Railroad company , hursday, De cember 20. The formalities are nearly complet ed, and it lis expected that everything will be finished in time for the trans fer on that date. ; The deal will give big fortunes to Senator A. W. Paige and A. M. Y-ung of Waterbury, both of whom are large stockholders in the C. ,IR. and L, Co. CHAPEL STREET IMPROVED THE FIXE NEW FRONT OF SON NENBERO PJAXO COMPANY, Now Completed After Many Months A Splendid New Front Interior Also neautlftil Great Credit to Famous riano Firm Public Invited to Visit House and Central Headquarters of The Sonnenberg Stores. The splendid rehabilitation of the -M. Sonnentoerg Piano- company's building on Chajvl street Is finally completed1 . ., i au v.iu gitauijr nrexu uucu appearance of the structure is a Chapel street im provement, eminently worthy of note and high praise, and reflects great credit upon the Sorinenberg corpora tion. After many months of work and many disappointments, caused by the inability to lobtain proper materials to fill specifications, the building is exter nally completed, and the Intecior near ly so. Only the finishing touches re main for tho interior. The progress of this improvement iof central Chapel street has long been noted -by the pub- llc, and is a (source of much satisfac- tion to all dwellers In the City of Naught, with "Chriistwas Selections;" Elms who hupe to see before many Charles . C. Shoemaker, with "Best years the modernization of other ior- Selections," and, finally, John T. Mo tions of this Important section of our Intyre, with "Sketches, Skits and greatest -mercantile thoroughfare. The - public are invited to visit tho new building and see the completeness of every detail which has transformed an antiquated structure into a modern up-to-date business building. The house of Sonnenberg & Co. take this opportunity also to offer to the public at this holiday season a stock of flanos which vies with any in va riety and quality anywhere. Here can be obtained such famous, world-wide celebrated pianos as the Chlckertng, Gabler, Kranich and Bach, Sterling and Huntington. No piano buyer, Im mediate or prospective, can afford to mls9 this opportunity to make selec tions, and the more as this house Iras unrivalled business facilities with its large business and many imr.'ortant plana stores, and has a standard repu tltlon for honorable dealing with all. This ' year at this store there has been a record breaking Christmas trade, which is significant of the confi dence the public places, not only In tho 'pianos sold, but in the firm who sells them. Their pianos have j.roved a wonderfully popular gift thin Christ mas more have been given than in years past, and it Is no wonder, for what more beautiful gift Is conceiv able than a good piano. It will bring Joy not only to the recipient, but to the entire household. The giver of a piano does that which will perpetuate his memory in the home where the instrument goes. STATE BUSINESS MEN. Edward I. Atwater Is Not a Candidate for Re-election. The annual meeting of the State Business Men's association will be held in this city January 24. Edward I. Atwater, the president, will preside. It was stated yesterday that many of Mr. Atwater's friends desired him to be a candidate for re-election, but that he did not feel that he could give the time to another term as the head of the kirganization. It is stated that First Vice President E. G. Graves of Bridgeport is likely to be r-romoted to the presidency, -many favoring Bridge port, as that city has never had the presidency of the association. Dur ing Mr. Atwater's presidency two new associations, that at Naugatuck and the Guilford association, have been af filiated with the state society. The present membership of the state asso ciation is about 4,000 and there are twenty-six associations. Two men, walking In from the foot ball game yesterday afternoon, were asked by a woman standing in a door way on Broadway how the game came out. "Nothing to nothing," replied one man. "Is that so?" the woman said. "Well, who won?" Denver Post, THE HEW PUBLICATIONS iOME OF THE LATEST BOOKS OF THE SEASON. "The Giant Scissors," by Annie Fellows Johnston "Hetty Wales, Jr." by Mnr gnret Ward e "A Mold of Salem Town," by Lucy Foster Madison Mrs. Delia Lyman Porter's Year Book of "Good Cheer." "The Giant Scissors," that exceed ingly popular book for little folks by Annie Fellows Johnson, is republished for this holiday season by L. C. Page & Co., Boston. It was first issued in 1898 and became at once a great fav orite and the reprinting Is timely and in response to the constant calls for it. iMrs. Johnston's books for children are all in much demand. In its present hol iday edition It is one of the most beau tiful books of the season. Dull, tinted paper, heavy tyi'e, orna mented cover, are all In excellent taste. The decorations iof the wide margins are in fact appropriate, and well drawn illustrations in monotone; and Frank T. Merrill's eight full-page illustrations in color are beautiful and artistic enough to deserve a flace in a galleryby themselves. Publishers' price $1.50; $1.08 at Malley's. A book for girls free from rant and gush is Margaret Warde's latest Issue In the highly popular "Betty Series," entitled "Betty Wales, jr." (The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia.) This is a story of college life of un usual Interest, nvost wholesome also in its atmosphere and spirited in the telling. There Is plenty of fun inter mingled. It is a book in which girls will take much pleasure. For sale everywhere. The juvenile historical novel is no longer for boys al'one. Lucy Foster Madison believes that the girls should have a chance. So ishe has written several very meritorious and charming historical colonial novels. Her latest effort is "A Maid of Salem Towne" (Penn Publishing Company, $1.) The story is of witchcraft days and is in- terwoven ,wlth an interesting and pleasing plot, and handsomely lllus- trated. The famouis children's stories by the Penn Publishing Co., Philadelphia, are issued in three divisions, one for girls, one fnr boys and one for younger chil dren btlll. Besides these the company publishes several handbooks, whimsi cal bookw, and (intertainment books. Two by Charles H. Olin, "Ventrilo quism," to teach us how to be amus ing, and "Journalism," to teach us how to write; by W. M. Rhoades. "Wise and Otherwise;" "Knick Knacks," by Herbert Leonard Cog gins. The last two authors are whim- s'cal while Rosamond Livingston Mo unts, are sure to be entertaining. Mrs. Delia Lyman Porter's highly welcome and tasteful year book of ''Good Cheer," has been Issued by the Pilgrim Press in two very pretty edi tions, tone In flexible covew, at 50c, and the other In flexible leather at $1, and Is for sale by The Pease-Lewis Co., 102 Church street, New Haven, Conn. SENSIBLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS For Men and Boys at the Big Store. When you are invited to visit New Haven's largest, lightest and handsom est clothing store it is not necessary to tell you where It is located, or, for that matter, to expatiate on the rich and fashionable clothing which has made the establishment famous throughout the good old state of Connecticut. But the very many sensible and appropri ate Christmas gifts to be found there this holiday season should be called to the attention of everybody. Now, those who are racking their brains, at this time, to present to their loved ones a token of their esteem and affection can at once become calm and happy when they hear and heed the following ad vice; Don't give the boy or young man anything that is "trashy." He will, of course, be thankful for any Indication of your remembrance. But if you go direct to F. D. Meigs & Co.'s store and select from their splendid stock of clothing and men's and boys' furnish ings you will be certain to please and delight the recipients of your favors. The big store will be open each evening this week. SPLENDID GIFTS AT MUHLFEL DER'S. Attention is called to the advertise ment of Muhlfelder's, which will inter est many at this holiday season. One of the greatest fur opportunities is now presented to the public. You can get at Muhlfelder's your pick of furs from an Immense and most valuable stock at a reduction which will save you money and give you entire satisfaction and pleasure. All who are In search of something really worth while to bestow as a Christmas gift are invited to call at 841-843 Chapel street. MR. TODD Goes to Bangor and Aroostook .Rail road. Percy R. Todd, former vice presi dent of the New Haven road, who severed his connection with that com pany December 1 of this year, at the end of a year's leave of absence, granted by the board of directors, has been elected vice president of the Ban gor and Aroostook railroad, and will assume the duties of that office at the beginning 0f the year. CHRISTMAS COMING. The Gun Store Crowded With People Daily. To all who are desirous of making an acceptable Christmas present we would say go to the Gun Store, 6 Church street, and see the beautiful things in waiting. The Gun Store has become famous for sporting goods of every de scription, where could always be found the best makes, but this year Mr. Bas sett, the proprietor, has stepped aside from his usual routine and has placed there things most beautiful and useful, for young and old, as a Christmas pres ent. There can be found table cutlery, pocket knives, carving sets of the very latest and best patterns, barometers, thermometers, watches, manicure sets of every description, skates, razors and strops, safeties, and, In fact, many things both useful and ornamental. We should not forget to mention the most beautiful slippers, fur-lined, made by dusky Indians in the far west. Stuffed birds and deer look down at the customers, and they are made wel come by sweet-toned Victor and Edison machines while they pay the Gun Store a visit. The silver-grey cabinet ma chine Is attracting many, and when out looking for Christmas gifts go to No. 5 Church street and be met with a hearty welcome. See the Gun Store's adver tisement on the eighth page. THE NEW BABY. Kept Safe From Grandma, Fed on Peptonizatlons, and Keared to Scorn the Cold. We hear a great deal about the "new woman"; but the "new baby" has hardly got even into fiction. There are, of course, some respects in which the older ways of bringing up children are yet followed. But infants In well-to-do families are now reared ac cording to principles which would have filled a former generation with fear and trembling. Among the important changes Is the degradation of the grandmother from her ancient position of authority in the home. Formerly, at the time of the baby's advent, the grandmother was the adviser and assistant of the doctor and of the nurse; she superin tended the weighing of the newcomer, announced Its sex to . the anxiously waiting father, made a great deal, of trouble by what relatives-in-law call ed her "olficlousness," and was ' pro tempore the. head of the household. If the child was taken 111, she was at hand to diagnose its disease. She was supposed to know how to clothe and feed it. Today, all that has been changed. -The grandmother is, regarded by the doctor with suspicion"; by the trained nurse with hostility. She must not presume to suppose that the birth of a child Is a f4mily matter at all. , Of great moment to the new baby is tho question of diet. The resources of chemistry have been taxed to the uttermost. There are "peptonizatlons" and other modifications of milk which require on the nurse's part expert knowledge. Milk is whirled about by electricity or diluted with mysterious drugs before it is forced through the neck of a bottle down the baby's throat. Strange preparations resem bling flour paste or wet sawdust, are cooked with care on a special stove. Then the cradle and the lullaby are things of the past. Great harm has already been done by the practice of singing to the Infant Tennyson's "sleep and rest on mother's breast" with the threat, "Father will come to thee soon." It is not known what mis creant first conceived the idea that a baby should be held in Its mother's arms and rocked to sleep. Possibly ; it had its orgln in the same mind which imagined that the father, toy walking miles about the bedroom,- could allay the pangs of teething. But the new baby is never held or rocked. It is put down on a lonely and Im movable bed, and allowed to scream If it will, until from exhaustion or de spair, or from both it falls asleep. A cold impassive demeanor Is at all times required of the parent. The new baby is not expected to catch cold. It should not be dressed too warmly. The worsted jackets, blankets, and socks which kind rela tives and friends have been knitting during many ante-natal weeks are of no use. The baby should be left bare footed and thinly clad. It should toe Inured to cold. When at length it is jolted in a baby carriage over the curbs to the park, its trained atten dant must see that in wintry weather only a thin embroidered silk cover be thrown over it. If the cold is very se vere, it is always -possible to turn the child's face toward the sun, even if it causes a great deal of winking and watering of the eyes. The baby has been trained not to cry. This open- air hygiene has great advantages. The child is seldom in the house, and Its presence annoys nettner parents ' nor visitors. In some families open-air nurseries have been constructed on the tops of the houses, enclosed by wire cages, so that the baby, even af ter it can creep, will not fall over. These are only a few of the reforms that have been accomplished, but they Illustrate the wisdom which now guides those who are responsible for the nurture of the young. Already signs of such Improved methods may oe seen in ine paysique oi ine cnimren , denaturlzed alcohol would sell. He be They pass a joyful and tearless in- iieves, however, that for certain mir- fancy, until the day comes when they ' are sent to the kindergarten or school and subjected to the benign influences of the new pedagogy. New York Evening Post "Why don't you get somebody to en dorse your policy?" asked the political ally. "My friend," answered Senator Sor ghum, "so long as you can get all the endorsements you want on your notes, policies don't make such a lot of differ- ! Pnrp " Wn chin Ktnn ffta.Y ASKS FOR CHRISTMAS FUNDS REV, MR. MOSSMAN ISSUES AP PEAL THROVGH PAPERS. It Is Planned to Provide 7nJoyment tot Over 1,00 People Madison Sunshine to Furnish Good Cheer Subscrip tions Asked for Christmas Cards. City Mission House, 201 Orange St., Dec. 19, 1906. To the Editor of Journal and Courier. Dear Sir: There will ' be provide during this week and next at the City Mission house Christmas enjoyment fop at least a thousand people, younger and older, at the seven different celebrations around the Christmas tree placed to day in tho large Mission hall by the Sunday school department. Judge L. W, Cleaveland, superintendent. Santa . Claus will appear to the Sunday school -children on Friday afternoon, to the children of the sewing school on Saturn day afternoon, and to 150 children of the Carlisle street school and othe, schools, who have been invited by the uimllc ouvicty come oa- Wednesday afternoon of next week. The Christmas tree will also be in ser vice for the children of the City Mis sion iSunshine band on Sunday after noon; for the Berkeley Men's club on Wednesday of next week; on Thrusday afternoon, December 27, for the junior branch of the Tribune Sunshine soci ety with a company of invited children, and in the evening for the Girls' clnh of the City Missionary association. Additional will be the Christmas cards of the value of $2, $3 or $5. to ba sent to such families (among a hundred or more personally known to myself or Mrs. uraves, the lady missionary) aa are making a struggle for ife under conditions that are often adverse to 1 comfort or success. Except in cases ot . absolute necessity it is not intended tnat these shall be used at once, but kept for a special time of need, which may occur during the cold weather, For some persone.the cards are cashed on presentation at the Mission house office; lor otners they are good at any store for food, fuel, clothing, medicine ,etc, for the amount noted. The purpose is. to prevent discouragement, and is iho same as depositing a few dollars In a bank for worthy and industrious peo ple, which they will keep in reserve t meet extra pressure if it comes, and tq prevent the dread of it, and the feeling of hopelessness, that accompanies, it. The following is a copy of the City ' mission Christinas card: i .City Missionary Association, , ' Christmas Card, 1906. . v . Value, $ For. Address. Good in exchange for food, fuel, cloth ing, medicine, etc., for amount noted during the winter of 1906-7. General Superintendent, City Mission House, 201 Orange 6treet, New Haven, Conn. I shall ge glad to receive funds for this and other use at Christmas time, which, if sent toy mail will be prompt ly acknowledged, or if more convenient may toe left at the Mission house of fice, No. 201 Orange street, between Elm and Court. I would als6 suggest the sending to our storeroom by market men and grocers such supplies as car be made use of now or at any tlma later. Gifts of vegetato-Ies, fruits, etc., from friends of the mission in -the coun try near by will be very acceptable and helpful. It is desired deserving fam- Hies will toe mentioned toy those wishing to give personal help. It would be of great service if an order on your own grocer or marketman of $2 for one i month, $4 for two months, or $6 for three months could be sent to me aa your Christmas gift for such help to others as I may find Is needed during the cold winter weather. Yours respectfully, W. D. MOBSMAN, Gen. Supt. City Mis. Aasn, ex?: FINISHES FUEL PEIRIMEMTS. Prof. Lucke of Columbia Completes Initial Investigation With Alcohol. New York, Dec. 19. Prof. C. E. Lucke of Columbia has completed the first of a series of experiments for the United States government regarding! the advantages of alcohol as a fuel. The exact results of his exaerimenta will not be made public until the bulle tin that is to be jTibltahed by the gov ernment in a few weeks has toecn is sued. -Prof. Lucke said, however, that In a general way the experiments had shown that, as fuel, both alcohol and gasoline had their peculiar advant ages. The experiments had been made with a large number of different types of engines, and the exact amount of work done by each engine with each, kind of fuel has been measured. Ac curate account was taken of tho amounts of different fuels necessary to produce certain results, and from this 'the relative efficiency both of the en gines and the fuels used could be judged. Of the question of economy, Prof. Lucke said it would toe impossible to judge before he knew at which nrlcn poses alcohol, even though its cost may be slightly greater, will be mora desirable than gasoline. They had arranged to meet downtown during the afternoon, and she had kept him waiting for considerable timev "What do you mean by keeping; rne standing on the corner like a fool? de manded the angry husband. "Now, don't start anything, dear." calmly rejoined his wife. "I can't help. the way you stand." Chicago Daily Tnn-a