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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 190?
SS 'A A F YOC HAVEN'T FOUND IT Make an Early Start Thursday Gifts Galore For Everybody If It is possible to have greater throngs in this store than we have had, we want to have them Thursday. Hundreds of things especially suitable for gilts are reduced to avoid the possibility of having to carry them over to another season. The most remarkable values offered arernarked below value because bought below value. It will certainly be a busy day come early. White Waist Patterns 1.00 Special lot of White Madras Waist Patterns, 3 yards, tied with ribbon and boxed, values $1.25 to $1.50; Thursday, $1.00. Elastic Belts l.C)0 Elastic Belts, black and colors, in holiday bores, value $1.50; Thurs day, $1.00. Perfume 39c Perfumes In neat, fancy baskets, value 60c; Thursday, 39t. ' i -i ... Combination Stationeryand Engray i ngG if t 1 Box of Fine Writing Paper, 72 sheets paper and 75 en velopes ....$ ,s"i 1 Hand-Cut Steel Die, two or three letter monogram 1.25 Starpplng 34 r Total ; rts Special. Thursday, all for $3 OO. Den'nlson's Specialties' j Holly Tags. Cards, Envelopes, Stickers and Seals, 10 a package. Crepe Paper Bells, 5, 10 and 12i.' Garlands with 4 bells attached, 39 . Dennlson's Coin Boxes for $2.60 and $5.00 gold pieces, 25 each. Holly Doll Outfits, 20, Passe,Partout Outfits, 500 and $1.00. etefopino- IN-SOCIETY Mrs. J S. Fitch of Orchard street has gone to Plainfleld, N. J., to spend the Christmas holidays at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. L. R. Hoptoni Mr. Nathan B. Fitch will join his mother early next week and will re main with his sister over Christmas fday. - . ' J Miss Louise Tracy, who ha,s been Impending some weeks at Newport, R. ft., returned the end of last week and Jwent directly to Short Beach, where liihe will spend the holidays 'at "The j itona Cottage," the guest of Miss 3o3twicH, the artist. ' I i 1- Mrs. W. D. Whitney of Church street FISHER MAY RUN. I liddletown Mayor Makes Statement V' " of Position. I. J Middletown, Dee. 18. Mayor Wil- ira u. riancr nits ueciuuu to oecome candidate again. In order to make is position ciear, tnis is wnat mayor 1'isher' says relative to a second term: I "My statement a month ago has i een taken by some as a coy declara ion of m' candidacy, but I 'then leant exactly what I said, and I mean 1 still. I dp not wish to be mayor pother term. I do wish very much if be relieved. For two years I have rled hard, so hard that I have oe- elieve that I have done my part and at somebody else ought now, to take the work. 1 de not believe at all it, as some have argued within the nth, thing3 will drop back into the 1 ruts unless I continue in office. i"No doubt under a republican may or a republican council things uld not merely drop back, but uld be for.ced back; for it has been de a first principle of local re- plicanism that what has teen dons ler the. present democratic admin ation could not be done and con- iued. But there are plenty of other nocrats who could and wou)d con le the administration of the city on iness principles. And If one of s men can be nominated I shall very glad and I will do my utmost iromote his election. If, however, there is really wide sad desire that I be. a candidate, I accept, on one condition further. candidates for the council mu,t nen in full sympathy with my ad istration. I have no vish to de ' who the candidates shall be, but Kali not take a place an a ticket ii men who will not work with, me. I ill all turn on the caucus." Open Thursday Evening And every Christmas Eve, evening untl) Second Floor Specials. FUR SCARFS and MUFFS at off the price. Flannelette DRESSING SACQUE3 and KIMONAS, 50c. value, at 39. PETTICOATS in black sateen and black moreen, $1.25 value, at 8G(. Children's COATS, sizes 3 to 6 years, at 1 off the price. Men's Wear Specials UNDERSHIRTS ana DRAWERS, all 50c. kinds, at 3?)S. Linen COLLARS, all styles of 13c. kind, at PAJAMAS in flannelette, sold at $1.25, at 82. Basement Bargains. MEN'S HOSE. In fancy mixtures, plain colors and blackball 13c. value, at 8t pair. Children's fleeced VESTS and PANTS, 25c. value, at 10, Women's Oneita UNION SUITS, seconds, 75c. except for slight hurts, at 39. i will have with her over the Christmas tide, her daughter, Miss Marion Whit ney of Vaasar college. Miss Whitney is professor of French and .German at Vassar. C Dr. Frederick E. Beach of the Shef field Scientific school will address the Men's club at the Church, of the ie deemor on Friday evening. His sub ject will be "Vacation Experiences in Oregon and Washington.", The Misses Stephanie and Marguerite English are at home from Vassar, and will spend two we?ks with their moth er, Mrs. Edwin H. English, of Prospect street. ' ' MEMORIAL SERVICE In Honor of Late Swedish King on Sunday Evening. A solemn memorial service in honor of the late Kng Oscar II of Sweden will be held on Sunday at 8 p. m. in the Swedish Evangelican Lutheran Be thesda church, corner of State and Franklin streets. The Evangelican Lu theran chur.-h being the national church of the Swedish people, this ser vice will be the official tribute of re spect and affection to the memory of the dead king by the Swedish-American citizens of New Haven and its en virons. ' An appropriate program has been arranged, and a message of condolence to King Gustaf V, the son and suc cessor of King Oscar, will be adopted. Invitation to take part in the service has been extended to the Apollo choir. The whcie Swedish population of the community is invited to attend. No doubt the church will be crowded to its utmost capacity here as at other places where sons and daughters of Sweden are living in the world. IX STOCKING AGAIN. CollinsviHe Girl Loses $105 in That Way. Collinsvllle, Dec. lS.-r-Sarah Snay, cook at the Valley house, has made up her mind that her stocking is not a suitable receptacle .to carry her money in. That has been her method of car rying about her wealth and she was carrying about $105 in that manner a few days ago when she lost the bundle of bills. She claims that the money was lost while sho was traveling back and forth between the dining room and the pantry. Deputy Sheriff Cushing has been investigating the case with out results. . YTf fo 11$ pi ::pi?(o At Undermuslins Women's FLANNELETTE GOWNS, usual $1.00 value, at 85. SHORT SKIRTS In flannelette, embro'dered, $1.25 usual price, at 95. Umbrellas3.23 Women's and Men's Umbrellas, plain and fancy handles, good $3.75 quality; Thursday, $3.25. , Engraving free. Long Kid Gloves Long Kid Gloves, black only, a,u sizes, excellent quality, value 53.98 a pair; Thursday, $3.00. Hand kerchlofs Women's Plain Linen Handker chiefs, six in a box; special 75j, Here's a Useful Gift. A pair of Bed Pillows. We have a limited quantity of this pillow, good quality of feathers, and excel lent ticking. One day only. THURSDAY SPECIAL, $1.75 PR. Third floor. Table Damask JB9g. Table Damask, pure flax, several pretty patterns to select from, value $1.00; Thursday. S9tf. Damask Towels 20c. Damask Towels, red border, fringed and hemstitched hem, all linen, value 25c; Thursday, 20. NEW GRAND OPEKA HOUSE. Boston Project Assured Will Encour Mgo Native Talent. 1 Boston, Dec. 18. Henry Russell, the director of the Ean Carlo Opera' com pany, announced to-day "that the pro jected opera house m this city is a certainty. Mr.' Russell received a tele gram from New York to-day assuring him of the consummation of the pro ject. . - , The new home of grand opera will be. built on Hctntington avenue, oppos ite Symphony hall, the home of the Symphony orcheetia, and In close prox imity to the New England conserva tory of music. Eben D. Jordan of this city is one of the leading moving forces in the en terprise. In discussing the proposition Mr. Russell said to-day; "I cannot hope to open the house for at least eighteen months, but I shall begin preparations at once. The en semble is to be strong and there will be no attempt to feature this or that particular singer, Native composers are to be encouraged and new operas will be given. I hope to give 'the opera house the same serious and dignified standing now enjoyed by the Boston Symphony orchestra." It was learned to-day that the or ganizers o the undertaking contem plate an annual season of 18 or 20 weeks, with four performances a week and prices for seats ranging from $2.50 downwards; A CALCULATING BRIDE. Richmond Pearson' Hobson, repre sentative from Alabama, young, smooth faced and bald as an onion, is ono of the new members pointed out to the visitors by the house guides. His conferees . were discussing Hobson the other evening, and one raise?! the question as to whether he had treated his fame fairly in leaving ''the navy, where his. reputation was established and taking up a political career. "That reminds me of what a young Washington girl once, said to me," re marked Representative Eutler Ames, who was one of the party, "She had married a naval ofiicer and I asked her why she did that as naval of fleers are an 'ay from home so much. " 'Well,' she said, 'I figured up the thing pretty carefully and I concluded that if my husband didn't turn out to be my affinity he would be away half the time and if he did he would he h me half the ime. What more could one ask?' " Washington Spe cial Boston Transcript. "Some Montana professor found the fones of a mastodon that has been dead 20.000 : car3 " "Dkl the professor say so?'' "Yes." "I hate a man who uses round num bers. Why doesn't he give us the exact year?" Cleveland Plain Dealer. HIM J i box of our good segars fresh from he Humidor, whero we have kept hem for the purpose of developing II the natural aroma in the tobacco. l'ou are at liberty to leave them In no Humidor until the day you want hem delivered, to insure their being eceived by him in perfect smoking ondilion. We have HUMIDORS for homo or .Ilcc use, and many other tilings .mokers like to own. Come hi. Matloon' Corner, TRUST CO. CLAIMS UNSOLD. Owner of Knickerbocker Account Holds Out for 70 Cents on Dollar. New York. Dec. 18. (An effort was nade thlt afternoon to dispose, at auc tion, of a $10,174 deposit account with the Knickerbocker Trust company, by A. H. Muller & Son, at the Real Es ato Auction rooms, Nos. 14 and 16 Ve- sey street. There were few in the group sur oundins the auctioneer's desk who aised their voices when the lot was announcad. Several other lots of stocks and bonds had been disposed of before the Knickerbocker claim was reached A broker's clerk started the proceed ing with an offer of 60 cents cn the dollar. A prosperous-looking, mlddle "ged mai, bid 0?, and it was at least a minute before a second broker's clerk mustered up courage tn say 62 1-1 Ap parently this aroused the first clerk, for he shifted from one foot to the ther and piped up "sixty-three." Oth r clerks and another mkldle-aged bus iness man slowly forced the bidding to S3. There, despite the utmost efforts, 't stuck. ) "It's the ctnnee of your lifetime," ?aid the auctioneer. "Perfectly good and valid claim going cheap. There'? no doubt you'l be able to collect, gen tlemen. It's ns gojd a spue as you car "nd anywhere." "Going, going, going at sixty-five, a' sixty-five! Goln? at sixty-five, ,at six- ty-five! Dirt cheap! What am I bid? What an I bid? Going at sixty-five, it . "Sixty-five and a half," spoke up a man In the shadow of a near-by desk "Thnilk you sir, thank you," ex claimed the auctioneer. "Going at sixty-five and a half, and a half! Going nt sixty-five and a-half, going--" "Sixty-six," reiterated the map in he shadow The few people who noticed his two bids, one on top of the other, looked a him In surprise. It Is not often that a man bids against himself. "Going at sixty-six, at sixty-six, at sixty-six! Going at sixty-six! Going once, going twice! Third and last call," The auctioneer did not seem to feel very triumphant over his success In jetting rid of the claim. It was learn ed later that the successful bidder, who bid against himself, was the owner of the deposit account. It was said by people present that he could not be expected to sell out fpr less than 70 ents on the dollar. Last Wednesday, a similar claim against the Knickerbocker Trust com pany of $5,358, was. sold at 60 cents on the dollar, $2,213. SPECIAL ALDERM VXIC MEETING. .Mayor Calls Ono on Artesian Well Problem. Mayor Studley has called a rr.eetin . of the board of aldermen to be held on. Monday evening. The meeting Is called by the mayo: to obtain permission to contract for an electric pump to be attached to the ar tesian well, recently drilled on ths southwestern corner of the Green, with out advertising for bids. It is the In tention of the city to erect a pump near the well and by means of a faucet sup ply drinking water during the winter months when the Bennett fountain is shut off.. The electric engine for the pump will cost about $330 and as this Is over the required $2bu, It would ba necessary unless the board of alder men grant otherwise, to advertise for bids. COASTER LOSES LEG. Eleven Year Old Boy Caught Under Trolley Car. Crashing under the rear trucks of a moving trolley car on Winchester ave nue! as he coasted down ths steep Har riet street hill before school time yes terday morning, Lawrence' Meyers, an eleven-year-old Winchester school boy, bad his left Jsg crushed almost com pletely off between the knee and an kle, before the eyes of a gfore of play mates who had been enjoying the sledding with him. His escape from in stant death beneath the wheels is con sidered miraculous as his sled was ground to splinters. Passengers on the car hclpsd to taks the bleeding boy from under the car and carry him to the office of Dr. Thomas N. Young nearoy, where tie leg was bound so as to stop the flow of blood. Ambulances from the police Station and New Haven hospital sta bles raced each other to the scene, the police ambulance arriving first and hustling the boy to the hospital, wher& the leg was amputated Just below the knee. From the moment of the accident the boy remained conscious and exhibited remarkable pluck. At the hospital it was stated that his recovery is expected despite the shock of the injury and the operation. WALSH GETS PAINTING JOB. E. M. & M. Walsh have been award ed the contract to paint the walls of the aldernunlc chamber which has recently been filled up with a new ceil ing, and in order to have the job com pleted so that the inaugural ceremon ies can be held in it on January 1, work has already been started. The painting, which calls for some fine or namental work, will cost about $153 and should be completed in a week. The new ceiling cannot be painted for several months. !IW HELPS TAXPAYERS Organized Charities a Valuable Aid Against Flocking of Tramps Here. ISSUES CHRISTMAS APPEAL Shows That Professional Hoboes Avoid a City Where There is Work to Do. The Detroit Free Press, in urging the need of organized effort to solve the tramp problem, published some very significant paragraphs in a recent is sue. It said: California, after having endured earthquake, fire, graft and the black death, is wrestling with an an nual winter invasion of hoboes. The other day half a hundred tramps took forcible possession of a freight train. and the Incident has thoroughly stirred the commonwealth. The San Francis co Chronicle suggests that state wood yards be established at strategic points, and that all tramps apprehended be put to work For San Francisco it self this interesting plan is outlined: the city is big enough to have a hobo home of its own. And If we had mo with a large wood yard and a sup- -ly of bucksaws attached, In which to' herd our degenerates of all classes, and let them work or starve as they might ake a action, there would be less work 'or our police and more safety for our itizens No coercion here. No forcing a man o do d.'stast-ful work. Put a tramp in the stockade, and ha can continue o loaf until ho starves If he so elects Suppose Detroit had something of the :ort, suppose every tramp who stole In Tder to be s-mt to a warm, well vit laled workhorse for the winter were iut up against a pile of hard sinewed, co covered cord wood and a bucksaw, r were asked to separate a few bould ts into their original rqplecules. Sup ose the habitual dninkards and wife waters and bums saw a fate like this waiting them after every appearance in' court. Well, it would jar 'em some. tn the same Issue there appeared a "ry su!T?estive dispatch from Mar hall, Mich.: "Tramps, tramps, tramps, !ie 'bos are marching," Is the refrain ".ng at the ounty. jail, every cell of hlch Is occupied by wanderers. When he board of supervisors recently ro ied to enter Into a contract with the ictrolt house of correction they made larshall & winter resort for tramps. Toboes flock here from all paYts of the "ate as soon as they hear the glad rings. "It's frea board and no work r us," they say, and the longer their mtence, the bptter they are satisfied, he county Jail board bills will be 'ghcr than the supervisors expected hen they turned down the Detroit istltutlon. Such statements make very plain the alue to the community of the methods ' '( Ing used Ir eastern cities. Every day n the year, In New Haven, the Organ sed Charities association Is standing uietly between our' citizens and the irmy of vagrants which would other v'se be calling for money arid "hand uts" from door -to door, or becoming t public charge by committing some tty crime which would secure them a Jail sentence. Tramps shun the town which ' con vents them with the "bucksaw" and 'hard-sinewed cordwood." While the number visiting us this winter is larger than last wlntar, it is very much small er than it would be if 200 Orange street vere not so well known to the fra ternity. "One good turn deserves another." Tho response to the , association's Thanksgiving appeal was so general md generous that we are emboldened to remind kind-hearted people of the aear approach of Christmas. Coal bins need replenishing. Little children, yes, and "grownups," too, are beginning to hlnk Qf Christmas cheer and to won der from what souroe It is to come. A "Merry Christmas" helps wonderful ly in bearing the privations of the rest if the year. No one should be pinched at this glad season; no one should be' forgotten. Tho Organized Charities does not distribute toys or -decorate Christmas trees, but it gives the help that bring3 lasting comfort to the en tire family warmth, food, the oppor tunity to piece out the income by self respecting work. We appeal to all who believe In our methods and love their fellow-men, help a little! Contributions of money, coal orders or provisions will be grate fully received, promptly acknowledged, and intelligently used at 200 Orange street. WATSON L. PHILLIPS, President. ' SHEiRWOOD O. PRESTON, Agent. THEO. K El LER rvxRitAi. mriRCTOB and KMHAXMEH, 408 State Sireef. BRANCH OFFJCRi 4T3 Cainabell Arcane. Weat 3avo. . I desii e to announce to my friends and the public generally, that pending a readjustment of m affairs, calis intended for mc may be sent to Messrs. Lewis & Miycock, No. 1112 Chapel Street. Ali work will receive prompt and rareful attention. Telephone 675. ROBI. N. B'JRWELL, Utttlertakei'B DEATHS. LANCRAFT Entered into rest In this city, Deo. 16, 1907, Sellna Elvadrl Armstrong, wife of George E. Lai enft, aged 54 years. Funer.il services will he held at No. 2S2 Fairmont avenue, on Friday after noon at half-past two o'clock, Friends are invited to attend. dl8 2t Cut F owers and Flowering Plants. John N. ChamD'tfn & Co. 1020 CHAPEL ST. & 1 STUFFED OLIVES. with Anchovies (in Oil). Regular 5ocs.. 37 cts. a bottle SWISS MILK CHOCO- LATE. Klauss', for eating only. in lb. packages. Reg ularly ;"':! 5o cts. a pound (before the advance in all Chocolates). Pound, 42 cts FRENCH FIGS in Syrup, Individual size, the ccle.iiatd Dalidet packing. 14. a tin SARDINES in glass, th? very finest brand. A liniite.l quantity to" c'ose out at less than at the price of Sardines in tin. 39 cts. a jar CHERRIES in Marasquino' in tins.- A full quart. Qu ij.tv 0' Fruit same as in glass jars, eje; cts- FRY'S ENGLISH CHOCO" .LATE BON-BONS, in "Old Mother Hubb.nd ' and Menng eiiebnxes. Exclusive pack ges at 0Pcc:a') , ... 18 cts. 381 Packed six (6) bottles in a box, regular size bottles assorted wines and. liquors, etc. . All.standard quality and value, at i oJPECIAI FRICE, during Christmas season only. 1 Bottle IMPORTED PORT. $1.00 1 Bottle Extra Choice Tokay, 1 .75 1 Pint Great Western Champagne. .65 1 Bottle Duff Gordon Sherry. 1.00 . 1 Bottle Creme de Menthe. 75 1 Bottle Fine Old St. Julien Claret No. 32 ... . .50 6 Bottles , - Nate- Srecial Holiday One-half dozen assorted plete, $3.25. c. .; 41 1-143 STATE STREET. From the Home Land OLD NURNBERG. . Hoeberiein's Lebkuchen-und Chocolate. Round and Square Cakes; 1 75c and $1.00 each. TOHN fillJBEKr SJfcON WE HAVE SENT To our customers "at the request of the Consumers' League their appeal to the public specially requesting- that Christ- lima am . y I7iiif3 uo uuuq uciuiB LUD IDtll Inst. This, of couse, does not apply to the goods we sell. We realize that our extra business must be done most ly on the two days preceding Christmas clay, aitd thatwe will not be able to do all that Is Offered ud, but those cus- fnmprft urhn pan nnHMrmta thaln w.-tH and give us their order In time will era V)A licet s.lt.la It 1 nn.mil. 1a . give them. J. B. JUDSON, 856 CHAPcL ST. ACTIXG BLINDNESS.'. "One of the most difficult of dra matic roles to fill properly is that of blind person," said an old player. "It is a terrible; physical, strain. I know an actor who for many months played the same part in a popular melodrama. Last week he resigned from the company and took a small rola in another play. He either had to get out of the play or go blind. He acted the part of a blind man and the constant strain on the muscles of his eyes came very near to destroying his sight in earnest. He might have compromised, I suppose, by wearing glasses or resorting to some othor stage device denoting blindness, but the stage manager wouldn't allow that. . He Insisted upon the actor as suming that tense, sightless stare of the blind. The man stood it for months, but when occulists assured him that there was nothing on earth so likely to produce real blindness as tho simulated affliction he thought it time to quit. Xew York Sun. CHRISTMAS CAKES KLAUSSV (SWISS) CHO COLATE, for eating. Croquet tes.regularly 18c. Nou 12C Noi-ettes " t8c. i2'ic RED CURRANT JELLY. A remarkable . ff r. 62 dozen secured by us from the Receiver of the Barret Bros. Co., Middle'own, N. Y. (ths originators of Mint Sauce Jel y) In 2 s if s in 1 his Sa'e at less than wholes dc cost of produc'ion. Each DozyV ReTiil.nr 8 oz. fl.iss. fl .16 S.I'L. Individual - o . . - . 09 PATE DE FOIES GRAif in china tureens with tin outside. . J 30 below regular values an un usual Holiday opportunity. ,1 1 Regular ' Offered Size price at No. 13 .80 ." . $ 64 1 "10 I 20' .88 I " g 1.60 1.28 ' WIESBADEN FRUITS, packed in Germany. Ta 1 cylinder jars Melange (mixed fruits) and White Cherries. 55 cts. each HOT HOUSE GRAPES.' Sp'cial offer for December 21, 23 and'24only. . . 75 cts. pound S-t-ti Sir' v $4.65 Price. as above, packed in a box conv v Catering In all Its brandies by skilled and experienced people; weddings, banquets, dinners, parties, teas, Ho. Good taste; good qualit?. Mince Pies and Plum Puddings to order. Exiwh. enced waiters and cooks furnished. The E. j. Williams Catering Co., 47 ELM STREET. OVEK NESBIT'S. MASSAGE TREATMENT. . Medical Massage,, Rheumatic Par alysts and Nervous Diseases a' pe eialty. Also Fractures, Nervous and Paraljied Children treated, w Patients treated at their homes. ' IRENE G. BUENHAM. 810 Malley Building, or 'Phone SOS-.f. NO PARDON FOR HUMMEL. Governor Will Not Release "Dying" Y Lawyer Who May Live for Years. Albany, Dec. IS. Gov. Hughes has received a report from Dr. Rahson on the condition of Abraham H. Hummel.i, and it is said that he will not pardon the lawyer, who is now in the penit- ' entiary on Blackwell's island. The governor is informed by (Dr. Ranson that while Hummel may die at 1 ' any moment, he may live for years. Under these circumstances Gbv, Hugh- es is reluctant to interfere, and- unless unforeseen developments ensue Hum mel must serve out his sentence, V . BEFORE AND AFTER CHRISTMAS Vacuum' Cleailer IS IN DEMAND. Booms spotlessly clean lor festivl. ties and spotlessly cleaned when done, the Vacuum Cleaner does this quickly, thoroughly, economically. No disturb, ance to furniture or furnishings the sanitary system. TELEPHONE 2700. 4