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The coat on the little girl is cut in one piece with a yoke of velvet and tucks on each shoulder to give fullness. The velvet straps and gilt but tons are used to trim it The other coat is of dark green cloth trimmed with black Bilk bands and a simple design in soutache braiding. THE LIPARI'S ISLE The Present Aspect of , its Ancient Norman Fortress. CHURCHES AND CATHEDRAL How the Wretched Prison Population Spends Its Days and . Nights. ' Even In the days of Imperial Rome Liparl was set apart for political crim inals, and at the present time there .are within its castle 660 prisoners from every "part of the Italian peninsula. On a precipitous rock, rising abruptly from the sea above cliffs of basalt, stands the ancient Norman fortress, dismantled and partly ruined, but still menacln. In appearance. It is ap proached by a vaulted passage with pointed arches of wonderful architec ture and Imposing effect. Imagine a city shaken by earthquakes or half de stroyed by time, a second Pompeii, where the ruined walls and arches, , the rough roadways . and strata of stones and pebbles make walking dif ficult; a dead city where watchful arm ed sentries still keep guard, and you have the present aspect of the castle of Liparl. Within the ruined cavern ous structure are vast halls now used as dormitories, and on the remains of the ancient glacis Is a group of miser rable buildings wit hansurd little win-" dows, doors and staircases where the better conducted prisoners may hire a ', separate lodging. The island contains four churches vnd the ancient cathedral of Liparl, i.-iow all closed but well preserved w'Jthin, and rich In paintings, among wrilch are an altar front by Alibrando of': Messina; a Madonna Immaculata, by.Barbera, of Barcelona, and an As sumption, by Russo. The existence of these churches proves the ,long sojourn or the Jesuits and Franciscan fa thers In the island. The cathedral is tf considerable importance from an rirtistic point of view, and Its wonder ful sacristy Is adorned with exquisite ly carved woodwork. But the steps .'leading up to the churches are all broken, worn by time, and injured by ravages of men. The doors, with- put hinges and burnt, have been mended here and there,, and furnished i with Iron bars to protect their treas ures of silver; the rauen oeitries, ana 1 walls only half repaired and ill kept, shop, and having are In complete harmony with that place of desolation and punishment, where the detritus of humanity Is col lected and compelled to a life in com munity. What ample facilities for the student of criminality! Here he might write present day essays on so clal questions and criminal law, for here are gathered all classes of error, misdemeanor and mental suffering, the course of which he might observe with prophetic eye. How do these 660 unfortunate peo ple liver a company of Infantry, a platoon of police, another of marines. a police officer, a marshal and two brigadiers are stationed here to pre. vent escape;' In other respects the prisoners are left to themselves, to their own instincts and vices. At 7 a. m. sounds the reveille which calls them to rise; then each man makes his own bed under the surveil lance of an official whose business it is to see that no one carries away his bedclothes. At midday is the dis. tribution of the.massetta, that Is, the half franc given by the government to each prisoner for his keep. Half dozen soldiers with fixed bayonets, aJ as many policemen armed with revol vers, are drawn up In a little room on the ground floor of an ancient tower. Here there are no seats or other fur niture except a rough table on which lie the 660 half francs. The brigadier calls the roll, and each In turn passes before the table, and having received his allowance passes out by another little door opposite to that by which he entered. Thus theft, violence and reoeinon are impossime. Grave or smiling, frowning or sarcastic, they go one after the other, a procession that impresses the spectator as one of thti most wretched and repulsive that the human race can offer. A faint spark of feeling Is shown at the hour for the distribution of the letters. Some iaces grow earnem ana grave; some eyes are dimmed; an eager curiosity shows Itself In some countenances to hear news from the Continent. A tall, fair young man with catlike move ments goes apart from his compan ions to read a long letter Just handed to him, while the rest, disappointed or irritated, go away laughingly noisily. For the rest of the day they are quite free. Those who wish to work may do so freely. Many are employed In the pumice quarries and In the mills near the port, where they can eanr three francs a day; but of what use is It? They have no sense of economy or order, though there are rare exceptions who send money to their families or to the women whom nearly all of them have sdeserted on the pavements of cities. One alone, a Roman, has succeeded, by means of his savings, In opening a goldsmith's left the quarries where he earned his money, he does line work for the islanders. A sad dler has taken a room in a street of the town, and when he is not drunk he works by amusing the passersby with his jokes and by showing a little mouse that he keeps in a cage. A Neapolitan acts as a hawker, and of fers to the public with his native gayety a variety of objects; an electri cal umbrella, kitchen utensils, hats, but especially he deals in the shoes which have been given to the prison ers that they may not go barefoot. but which they sell regularly every three months. Another interesting figure is a native of the Abruzzi. He is schoolmaster, but quite deaf. For the modest sum of one franc per month he teaches reading and writing to those boys who wish to learn. He is said to be unsurpassed in the as tuteness with whlchi he plans clever financial strokes, but always patient and gentle he spends his days in a kind of cell under a flight of steps, putting through the elementary class es 22 little boys who profit by his deafness to make a frightful noise unchecked. Other prisoners are employed as servants in private families, especially in the houses of the numerous French men who come to work the pumice quarries; others are barbers, shoe makers, bakers, laborers or fishermen, and are dispersed through the streets, doing their work amidst the contempt and distrust of the Islanders, avoided by all, and ' never hearing a loving voice or a word of kindness. They are only familiar with commands and reproofs, and the Invectives of their companions. Barefoot, dirty, ill-clad, with fierce eyes and rough hair, they work, but with hatred and wrath, and almost fury. In the evening when work Is over, they nearly all drink and gamble until at the hour of Ave Maria, when reeling along, imprecat ing and swearing, they go to the cas tle, where they pass the night on a sack filled with straw. In tlJfe midst of such horrible sur roundings the result of evil deeds and moral misery. passions and vices flourish with a repulsive luxuriance. Here the usurer and swindler thrive living on the evil gains they make from the devoteesof games of phance. For every six sold that they advance to the infatuated victims they extort four, and for every ten they charge six. So that the gamblers, mostly quarrymen and mill workers, have generally lost all their weekly earnings before they are due. Statistics of the various depart ments show that the Venetians are the most peaceable; they work no more than will enable them to become in toxicated, then they throw themseWes on their beds and stay there quietly until they are sober again The Calabrlans and Sicilians are the worst as regards thieving, stealing whatever they can, so that It Is al ways among them that the police first make search when anything Is missing from the dormitories or infirmaries The Romans and the people of the Romagna are the most violent; the knife is to them what brandy Is to the Venetian. On holiday afternoons many of the mare arrested on the glacis, whither they resort for fencing with knives, an exercise In which they (lis play amazing dexterity. OBITUARY NOTES. James Carr, James Carr died at his residence, 19 Greene street, yesterday of pneumonia. His fiueral will take place to-morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and at 9 o'clock from St. aPtrick's church. Interment will bajn St. Law rence cemetery. Mrs. Edward S. Butrick. The funeral of Mrs. Edward S. But rick was held yesterday from the mor tuary ehariel ot uewis & Maycock. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Dr. Stewart Means, and the interment was Evergreen cemetery. The pallbear ers were C. Thompsci., C. P. Lawrence, Walter Leigh, W, C. Whittlesey. Mrs. Jnnies II.. Goodsell. Mary Stevens, widow of James H. Goodsell, died Tuesday night at her res-' idence, 332 North Front street after a, lingering illness, caused by old age.' She was In her ninety-second year. The Rev. Dr. Sneath, pastor of the Grand Avenue Congregational church, will officiate at the funeral services, which will be held this afternoon at 30 o'clock at her residence. H. W. Crawford is the undertaker in harge. Mrs. Lucy 31. Turner.' The funeral of Lucy M., widow of John Turner, was largely attended at her late residence, 152 Grafton street, Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. E. C. Tul lar, pastor of the East Pearl Street M. church, wh.jre Mrs. Turner was a member for many years, officiated and poke very highly ot the deceased. Tho bearers were John 8. Sanford, D. O. Chlpman, L. J. Bristol and James H. De Baun. The Interment was In the Fair Haven cemetery. h ,. Oldest Established Furrier In New Haven. JOHN WOLF, FURRIER. 739 CHAPEL STREET Over Hull's Drug Store. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. No matter what you want in the fur line goods from stock, goods made to order, fur repairs , or alterations we guarantee satisfaction. That means quality, workmanship and price. M 1 l.tl.l.aVfcJTiaf J KeepYour Profits Save thoee mezlntr, cwnlTeii-fcearied fowls by placing in the drinking water Conkey's ROUP CURE It kills the perm. Prices 60c and 1 CONKEY'S BOOK ON POULTRY frwsif yon call or end 4c.post" F- --.le hjr PLATT. of New Haven. A Stitch in Time Saves Nine. Climax or Conkey's Reme dies cure and prevent the first trouble with poultry. If you have disease, let us help you. THE FRANK S. PLATT CO. 353-356 STATE STREET. NEW HAVEN, C0IT1I. The Neapolitans organize bands Tor petty theft cheating, etc., and they practice the camorra with a boldness and authority that win for them the respect of their companions. They are generally lazy, yet they lavishly spend their Ill-gotten gains. Some do no work whatever, profiting by their low speculations and ln- exaction of a species of blackmail. Slovenly, dirty In the extreme, they 1 Mingo In the sun shine, In the streets nnd in the benches at the port, or they lie in lethargy on the heaped up stones of the old fortress, ou.y rmi3lr.i; them selves for a tiifnt or a quarrel '11. is crew, colUctel within the naimv bounds of that ruined ractle which presents such a muUnclvdy contrast with the enchantim; panarma f.prcad by nature at Us foot nU di-Rentr ate, unwashed crew kept at the ex pense of the state, now anil then make merry, especially when one of its members marries. The free Inhabitants of T.lpnrl are constantly on the v.atcli a?a''iist the "coatti" (as the prisoners are tailed) they ate never weary of protesting against' such sojourners being tent among them, and they Instill into tho minds of their sons and daughters contempt for these Intruders. Yet from Calabria and Sicily there come to this beautiful island many unfor iunaie women in tne expectation or hope of finding husbands in some of the younger prisoners who are per mitted to marry and have families, provided they nre always in the for tress at night. When such unions take place they are celebrated with much noisy mirth. No marriage rould be more sad and humiliating than one of these, without any bond of sentiment or morality a marriage contracted amid Jeers, sarcasms and noisy Jokes that might have emanated from one of the circles of Xante's Inferno, tra gle and yet not without a conMc side, inese unions seldom last long, for when the husband has finished his term he goes away, abandoning his wife, thus proving his great depravity Here, said the officer who aocom panied me, "Is a university for crime, for besides their dally and isolated de llnquenries, these men are continuallv thinking of and concocting the Mucky nits they will make when their tim here has expired." They nearly all re lapse; after a short time among their lenow men they fall again Into crime and the law sends them here again condemned under a new sentence. Can nothing be done to rescue th uung men oi irom zu to 30 years o age, who are contaminated bv the evil example of old men hardened In vice and wickedness? Why shouH all their energies be wasted instead of being turnea to good account? If this great. Norman fortress over looKing the sea, this ruined abode of misery where the owl makes her nes and where 560 men spend their dav in Idleness, could be transformed Into a wide plain surrounded by simple and sanitary nulldings, including s school house and a hospital, there would he no better institution for the education and amelioration of these delinquents. If a wide road were to be made from the cathedral to Monte Sant An gflo, and If the lava and scoria of the extinct volcano should be planted with vines, olives and mulberry trees, should vegetable gardens be laid out and wiells sunk and this mass of de graded humanity formed into an agri cultural colony, would not Its reform ation be possible? Would not this be a worthy task for modem civilization ? From Italian Correspondence of the New Tork Independent VN KNOWN PHILIPPINES. Gurdon Beckwith. Funeral services were held at Bcech- er & Bennetts ruesaay morning tor Gurdon Beckwith, who died Sunday at the New Haven hospital. Mr. Beckwith was seventy-four years of age. For a number of years he had been employed as a salesman for the New Uavtn Win dow Shade company, and prior to that time he was with the H. p. Armstrong Co. He is survived by his wife anil one son, Dr. H. W. Beckwith, who was formerly with the Emergency hospital h this city. The body will betaKen to East Lyme for burial. i Few Know the Possibilities Hidden In These Numerous Islands. These great unknown islands spell neglected opportunity; millions and millions of acres have never known even the wild man's crude plow, says Hamilton Wright in Tho "World To day. One may, in regions, travel for days, , weeks, without seeing a native. He will pass through realms of ex treme fertility and beauty, through vast upland meadows of rich pasture grass, growing knee high and con cealing a soil rich and black as that of Kgynt; across quiet savannahs where strange trees dot the landscape as do the mountain oaks of California Sier ras. But for the lack of sleek cattle, one might here fancy himself in a de serted orchard pasture in New Eng land. Streams, clear, cold, and crystal, spring from the mountain heights and bubble through the mountain mead ows. . : In the lowlands, jungles of wild bananas wave in the wind, their fru:t uncropped; In the uplands thousands of acres of wild hemp are never strip ped; on the mountain tops the Igor rotes grow as fine long-staple cotton ns any in the world, but crudely. For each cotton plant stands alone on the sum mit of a hummock, which is six or eight feet from the next hummock, and surrounded by the water of a rice paddy. The cotton grows well enough, and fin immense quantity could bo grown on the idle areas, but the Igorrotes are skilled only In the raising of rice. Wild peanuts, wild camotes (sweet potatoes), w Hi oranges of many kinds and some of delicious; navor, wua limes, wild ruhoer and gut- ta percha, thousands of. products of the tropical, scml-tr jplcal, and, in the higher altitudes, of the temperate zone, are neglected-, The valuable hard woods that pass their usefulness with out being lumbered and go to decay are almost everywhere. Game and fruit for the taking, cool nights sometimes very cold and brilliant, comfortable days, and a region as magically alluring as ever beckoned to the pioneers of the great plains. A Gift With Every Purchase of FURNITURE Your choic3 of the Cash Discount or Free Gift with every purchase of $3.00 or more. Here are a few hints : $10 Chiffonier or Dresser, a $2.75 Parlor Table FREE. $15 Chiffonier or Dresser, $3.75 Oak Rocker FREE. $19 Extension Dining Table, a $5.00 Ladies' Desk FREE. $23 Sideboard, a $6.00 Parlor Chair FREE. ; $30 Buffet, a $9.00 Ladies' Desk FREE. -; :; 1 $10 China Cabinet, a $4.50 Reed Rocker FREE. ' $25 China Cabinet, a $7.00 Parlor Tafele FREE. KELLER'S 363 STATE STREET. Menvln C. Hemingway. Services over the remains of cMrwln C. Hemingway, son of Harry L. Hem ingway of Muitowese were held at the chapel In Evergreen cemetery at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. Chas. Smith of the Grand Avenue Baptists church officiated. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Frank 51. Curroll. The funeral ot Mrs. Frank M. Car roll was held from her home, 601 How ard avenue, yesterday molding, at 8:30 o'clock, and from tho Church of the Sacred Heart, where a solemn high mass of requiem was sung at 9 o'clock. The church was thronged with deeply sorrowing friends, who feel keenly Mrs. Carroll's loss. The celebrant was Father Regan; the deacon, Father Mitchell; the sub deacon. Father McKeon. Special musto wbb sung by the quar tet citislstlng ot Miss Julia Kennedy, Miss Mary Malor.ey, Mr. lyautenbach and Mr. Grabb. Miss ElUabcth C. Gaff- ney assisted, singing "Be Thou Faith ful Vnto Death." and "Eyes That Are Weary." i Interment was in St. Lawrence cem etery. Father Mitchell read the coni- mital service. Cox & Hicize were In charge. orn HANDS. How They Aro Differentiated by the Things We Do. Though the human hand seems to be a fairly uniform structure, It real ly shows a differentiation as wide as that of the feature of the face. It is a well-known fact that the character of an individual can in a measure be read in his features, and a similar connection with character can be found In the form of the linnd. The hand, however, has a closer con nection with actual occupation, says the Scientific American Whereas the influence of vocation on the traits (apart from a natural disposition for a certain craft hat may lead to Its adoption) is duo main ly to a particular turn of mind con nected with nr.d produced by th.it vo cation, the Influence exerted on the shape of the hand Is mainly of a phy sical nature. The continual repetition of the same kind of manual work re sults In a permanent alteration of the skin and muscles of th5 hand, as well as a transformation of the bones (atrophy or thickening of certain parts), displacement of the Joints, etc., for In repeating a given manipulation over and over again the pjlm and tho balls of the thumb and little finger are called upon continually to perform the same action, leading to a permanent strain on and wear and tear of given parts of the hand. The most obvious alterations due to occupation are observed In the case of heavy manual laborers. Who have coarse and clumsy hands, with short, thick, and callous fingers, the balls of the thumb and the little finger being especially developed, and the skin be ing horny and covered with fissues. While these properties generally are especially striking In the right hand, it Is sometimes even more Interestng to study the left hand of individuals, a.s, for instance, in the case of a smith, who, by ccntiniially using this hand to seize the heavy ttngs, develops very marked balls and projecting. broadened finger tips. The thumb of his left ha,, d. -in fact. Is nped contin ually In pressing on th tongs, and so becomes especially strong. The right hand shows the marks of its contin ual use In handling the heavy hum mer, while the Pnge-s assume a short ened, clumsy shape. Similar facts, though to a less degree, are stated in the case of locksmiths. CHINESE FIRE YVORSIITF. Among other ancient customs now disappearing in Chinals that of wor shipping the god of fire. The Hong kong correspondent of a Shanghai newspaper wrote .last summer: "All these who reside in the south of China know that at this time of the year, during. the stifling days of August, the people for long years have been accustomed to worship the god of fire, and at the same time to indulge in certain ceremonies, of which fire forms a part, In order to minister to tho wandering souls of those who have not found a decent burial, or those whoso relatives are too poor or too indifferent to attend to their wants in the nether world. Of course, all this Is very expensive and in some Cases la also dangerous to the well-being of the town; for, not In frequently, fires reward those who are thus devoted to worship, and they get a bigger blaze than they have bar gained for. "The officials always Issue grand motherly admonitions, which are year ly couched In the same language, and are often written In doggerel t verse. When they have done this they assume that their duty has been accomplish ed. Until this year no very marked difference has been shown in tho way things are done, though for the last two or three years the newspapers have denounced this foolish wastte of energy and money. S "This year, however, in Canton, the rulers of the most popular and Im portant section of the city have met and have decided that In the future they will discontinue the old custom. That it has been condemned by the most Influential section of Canton will give tho whole thing a blow from which it will never properly recover. and It only needs time before It may disappear altogether." Chicago Daily News. 4iMiii4Hi$,lMf$lil,i"l"fM,i"iMl'liMi4"&4" - Were You Fortunate LAST YEAR? Again we offer all one and two-room lots of Wall Paper in our store at from 50c to $1.50 the bundle. We need the room: Come early they will not last long. MERRELS, CROSS & BEARDSLEY, CONTRACTING DECORATORS, 90-92 Orange Street. 'Phone VIOLIN'S, COKXETS AND HAIR. "I cannot account on scientific grounds for tho difference in the hair adornments of violinists and brass bandsmen," said Daniel Mayer, the Paris concert director, "but perhaps tho physical strain of blowing brass Instruments, such as a cornet, may have some effect on the circulation, and therefore on the roots of the hair. Among the players of stringed in struments whom I have Introduced to the London public, and who all have magnificent heads of hair, are Ysaye, Wilis, Burmester, Rivarde, and Mischa Elman, violinists; Gerardy, the "cel list, and Paderewski, Stavenhogen, Harold Bauer, and Mark Hambourg, all great pianists. Strangely enough, Stavenhagen since he left off playing and took to conducting has been Jos ing his hair." WALL PAPER. 839. HOW MAXY WOMEN WORK? Amone women themselves, undoubt edly the greatest factor In further en franchisement is the wonunK wouuui, says an article in Appleton's Magaz'.ne. To her the ballot Is bread. Tha aston ishing statement of the last cjiisus tw out. of 23.485,559 women li the United States over sixteen years of ame, 4,833,30 are breadwinners, suggests the increasing industrial competition with men, which can never savor of tho "square deal" unless t;ife ar lad by the ballot. In England, where the suffrajettes" have made their demands in most revolutionary spirit, eigniy two per cent, of Its wom.ni aro work ers, and, actually, average only Ts. Gd. in wages as against 20s paid t' men. Opposed to the cry of the woman who tolls 'S the anti-suffragist, fsuilly she belongs to the Idle rich and has more "rights" than the Lord ever '.ncenneu. Wllliai T. Stead, the fcngusu journal ist, recently related a story about ins visit to the King of Denmark which illustrates the egotistical viewpoint of the "antl." The king expressed himself as favoring woman s suimitr. wncre- upo.i the queen demurmcl. l.ut, my dear, you have everything the suffrag ists er.: fighting for," replied the king reprovingly. CASHIER AXD BOOKKEEPER. Frankllnvllle. N. Y., Jan, U5.-Cash- ler E. D. Scott and Bookkeeper R. W. Van Hoesen, of the People's bank ot this filaee were arrested to-day on four charges in connection with the bank's failure. They were neia in i,ww uwi each. 1 JEWELERS. SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS IK DIAMONDS, , CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE. r t ,y Male C. Richmond. Lillian B. Russell R. & R. CORSET SHOP. La Grecque Corsets, from $2-00 fo the slight figure to the new flexible belt for the stout woman at $5.00 $12.00 and up. La Grecque Combinations, $2.25 up. Single garments, $1.25 up. Fancy Corset Covers, 85o up. Tho R. & R. Bust Supporting Corset Cover, $1.25 up. C. B. A la Splrlte fitted and altered. All makes of corsets repaired. Trousseaus a Specialty. Richmond & Russell, Formerly of Warner Hall, 956 CHAPEL STREET. Telephone 4151-2. HERCI LES BEACHING. Xew Iondon, Jan. 15. United States Steamboat Inspectors Withy and Stew art to-day heard the statements of the officers of the tu? Hercules, which was beached near Watch Hill, December 14. The officers said the tug struck an unseen object and was injured so badly that she had to be run aground to prevent her from sinking. MAKE THE SOROSIS SHOES. These shoes are not only good looking, but the wearing quali ties are in them, too. Misses' 11 J to 2, $3.00. Children's 8 to 11, $2.50. These shoes are shoes to wear well and look well; should fit the foot, but never pinch. A shoe too loose is as bad as a shoe too tight. We can fit perfectly all sorts and condi tions of feet from our abundant stock of fine footwear. No fancy prices. i Sorosis Shoe Co. , 814 Chapel St. MISS HAZEL CHADBURN, Harmonie Hall. Classes In Social and Classic Danc- Ine Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 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