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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1908.
THOUSAND KILLED MBJIOS A CO. MEIGS A. HO. MKIOS & CO. j f Si? wp o,u:;i; kf.i.ay hcf. Inlc, llnrtiirfl. Cornell nml l,onntlvii nln to I5ii!i fur t'liiiiiiplniislili. New York. pee. Cv -YnK 11 irvard. C'irnrll nnd F'enn have ulntuly pledge 1 themselves to Miter 1'i'lny trim's In the orif-mll" nllese rliaiiiplniicliip in the Columbia giimes nt Mndtson Pminre garden irf hrniiry 13. nnd II is llk.ly that Mirbl.Tiin will send a eiunrtc, of hnlf-ivtllers past in meet Cornell nnd 'IVnn In the two-mile event, In which I'olumldn nnd Iuinnioulh nin'y nlsn on trr teams. TlH tart that Ceorgo Runhng has rut Into the shorter dlstiineos lends ad ditional Intere?! this ynr to tlx- Mar tinique tiill, an annual mi.'-inlto hut for tho large, vn'uahip cup ml'' t'crl I'.v the niviiiT of the Ma-t'ntqne hotel, Sheppnnl h"s expressed a desire to see hid name on the cup. and he will very likely he a etiirter atrai'isi Mottling. fiorUer, Cohn. "Tad" Whlt ",lm" Sul livan and possibly a cuple of col lege mllers. JEWELERS Splendid Holiday Stock, VVp arc showing n Inrcr iissiirtincnt of Pliimond Ynt hos, Kings, rut Glass. Foiintiiln IViis. Sterling Sil ver. loilethooli. nil of 1 : 1 1 -1 1 urc? sullnhlo for Xirms tllfls. I.ci lis slimv them to you ttlicthor pun lms Ing or not. WE OFFER A choice assortment of lmoncirKS, I'FMTS, V. ATCIIKS, nosi: irvr imns. 188 Chapii. Btrui. NEW HAVi.M. Ot, Holiday Gifts In Gold and Silver of Elaborate and Simple Design. We have articles to suit all needs, be they great or small, and the designs of the simplest are as artistic as those of the more intricate patterns. Our patrons expect the BEST, and we have met your expectations. Gold Beads $7.00 to $33.00 Taney Necklaces with Pearls, Sapphires, Peridots, Aquama rines, Topaz and Amethysts. Monson's - Jewelry Store. 857-859 Chapel St. llii . . . . . ' , The World's Most Famous Caruso Melba Eames Heink Gadskl Calve Sembrich Et al. ik NEW YEAR'S GIFTS FOR Return gifts are more and more the order of New Year's day. It's a pleasant way of getting even with those who re member you, but whom you forgot to remember. A handsome Overcoat or Suit, or a Raincoat, makes the best kind of a present; and ours are the best of their kind. Overcoats from $10 to $50, Suits from $10 to $30, Rain coats from $10 to $30. Our holiday stocks of House Coats, Bath Robes, Neckwear, Waistcoats, Umbrellas, Canes, Slippers and such things afford excellent selections for New Year gifts. How do you stand on the Evening Dress matter ? Got everything you need ? We have everything, from hat to patent leathers, correct in style, and ready to wear. Special Sale of $20 Overcoats at $16.50 IVnntlfnl Brown mid drey Mixture. MEfGSMDl INCORPORATED . THE BIO STORI. i to rumen strkft. (IO STF.I'S I IIOM eitAPFT, 8TBKKT. . . . I : m:sriri vr swawah. riiimi : I i Many tiooil Prlvcs Fiilhru Sport on (ii'nr&lii TrtM'U. i S.r. aani'll, t!a.. I '"e- -Tlie fentiire of in-ilay'ii raeea viix II'" third even! t i'ii mile won hy Aii")l'-I 'iis; lime t :40. Tin- r.i'e wan n spirited "lie henvecu Suit. len fiai'i and A unpirlnin. I'hst rare, purse, for t year nlds nnd ' upward, n'llinu, one m and a leentli -l'llmnap. 1 1 n. McArdle, 'J to 1. and nut. llrst; I'anlnu'. n- l'alp. - tn fi ami nut, necond; St. Noel. 1T. W. Vo'iaK. t to I and out, third. Time, 1:.".T ..-. n 1 1 raee. fuvlorBS. ure. fer ; L' v.'hi- nliln -Si'i.teli l.rvs". III. Pale, i vol', ; In 5 and out. fir!; MIsr Car, II-! can. I"7. C"lne, a tci 1. I! 10 r, and out,; !eriMid; (it.l;hot. 1 ".. ('fow'ey. I to S, I to " and nut third. Time, t:U :.' 5. Third rr.ee. purse, for X y?ar old and Uinrd, one ni'le - A merlriit, la;. Me riinhy, I to a. and nut. llrm; Sudden Stan. 1 2. S. rnitilcp. 4 o I, T to I" and nut. Keeotid; Clifton KnrRe, I Hi. W. i VmtiiK. t to 1. T to in. and out. third. ' Thee, r.nii'ih raee. one mile ;. nd a sixteenth, ' for i i.rce .'en- olds and upwards I ru'.. ; II". lriti!dl. I to and out. firs,; ' I'ohir St r mi' Crode 7 In T. and out, ! seennd; eii.irn. I"!i. lioine". 17i to 1 nnd ; even, il'lnl. Time, 1 :,'.(i L'-S. Klf;h r:"-e. puri. pellltis. for H year olds H'ul upn'Hnl, fi f iirlntm H" 1 ie of i the I'.iv, I t .', I.ee, V to I. 7 to ,' end -to r. mm: M,i.-k nnd F.iern, 2 .1. Me- ; tV'ir;l,v. .'. to : I to R, I to :,. siciml; Haiiuw.iv. I i: luinh'p. n to I. to I nnd 'J to . third. Time I IP. i I'MWsv wins vmr Morsn. Honors In Hrst Uny'n I'lny of rhe , Toiirtiiinirtit to tlte 'olltc!inin. j i Ni'n York. Pee. j;. Trip openinq rilRd fifth.' In'ereollnL'lufi' eliess elm m-j poti?h;p for the m.pliv off. red hy the i i Kl' I'h'VH 'dll'i i'r tills eity WHS Won I to-day I'.v the ruiwrslty of Petinyl I vsnla. Tit" toiiriiKtiient, in whirh : tennis repre'entiiifr i'orii"ll, Itrown .nnd the ritlveri'iiy of I'etins hfiniH ! pnrllelpnted. was heRtin vdfh I,. Tol- I i litis of Cnnieil oppnuinj; V. II. Hushes of I'enn.nh tiira ; 1. I!. Mei'ny of P.rinvti pnlfed imiilnst N. T. Whituker of PeiilfylvitnlH. nnd I'. K. Perkins of Cornell pitted nciilnst W. H. I're. timn , of UtoM II. Ilur.'hes def.'llted TollillS ill I thl'ty innvew HlT.'l' !! ( lllteoo Plnno, j opening. Al th" seeoiiil lionrd hit n Iff. npeiilntr with n fttiy l.op..,, dls- ! po.'"'d of McCoy In I wenly-n ilie . tnoven. Tin- third tuiine ofnoied hy Perklfis with n Mnx I.hiiko iittmk. ; wns won hy l-'reeninn who heektiiRted his oppniient on the twenty-ninth ; move. I TKiKR F1VK ll',rr;TKl. I vViiFhliiRton. Ie, . Prlneeton's I hitr'ki'thnll ti'iiin went down to defeat j to-nlcht before the Inenl V, M c. A. I five hy tlv Senre of P4 to 2f. ! A Ten Tcr Cent. Discount on ! j All Comfortables Blankets.' j This Is a chancp to pet otie ,of our' I fine coiufortables nnd blankets tit u ! reduced price. j HTIV; Pl.WMil.s. ! The best assortment In the city will! j be found here, light anil dark shades, I 'at 10c a yard. I 130 OHA(.t -STUIilX R. N. JOHNQUEGT, ! Has ( Impel Ktreel, Now Hnvcn. ' REFRACTING OPTICIAN, j Tin? only eyes you will ever Imve hit ! the ones you Iiiivp now. He kind to! them, Horses Boarded for the Winter. ALL ISOX STALLS. F. M. FOWLER. 14(10 WHALLLT AVUM'E. Grand Opera Artists for'the victor only Machines $10 to $500.00 Records 35c to 6.00 ! GUM STORE, 5 Church St. OVF.S KVKN1XGS.. maM'itm -,,J- J--y--1iiiittriiii1ti Viiv t -' -","LI ; Special Sale of Boys' Reef ers that were $6.00 and $6.50 now S4.95 skk wixnow M M, C'ONVKXTION. Imeroollofcliito thletes to Meet on laniiiiry 2 nt Mutiny 11111 Hotel. New V irk, Pee. -The lnteroullejtl. nti Athletic iissoetnilon of the I'nlted Stntej will hold lis third nnnunl con vention at the Murrny Hill hotel on .l.iiuiary 2, 100!. The mornlne .iisslon will hepin nt in o'clock and the after noon session nt 2. i 'tipt. Palmer K. Plete, it. p. a., president of the orK.'inizntlou, will do. Iher an address on the work of the ns Hoclation. iither addresses wll he ns follows: Ity I'rot. charl.v V. I.nrned of the Pulled Strip's miliinry nendemy, "Alh leilcs Kioni n Historical nnd Kdticrt. tlnnal Slandpolnl"; hy Prof. C. A. Wal do of Purdue university, "Proper Con trol of CnlSoKiaie Athletics"; by It. It. Hyatt of Vale university, chairman of the col'e'plate basketball rules commit tee. "Fiasketball, n Historical and Crit ical Sketch"; debate on the riie:tl"n: "Any student In good collenlale sland inc .should be permitted to play In In tereoll"Kiate baseball contests." AtFirm ntlve: Prof, .fudon P. Welch' of the Pennsylvania Slate ARrlriilturnl eol. Iei;e. nnd Prof, v, v.. M"t;;enlhln of tlv rniierslty nf Texas. Neraiir ." prof K i; Harih'lt of Partmoulii eollei.-e, and Prof. 'A. A. PtajtK of chlea,, nni.-r-sily. nMITMOVTH'S i HI S. Athletic Council Prparts from Pnioier ( tisloiii nml Solivl rmr of Tliom. to ;on, 'l ice. The parttmnith col li'Re ath'etic council, at n meeflni; ir''d In this city today, selected the machos for the f.ioibnll yipiad of next season The eoiimdl departed from the former citslorn of so.. dim; one each and al lotting him to choose iifslMnnts, hy ap pointing four cofi, hes, one to act n. field coa.'h, ha iiiK'gi ru ral chnrse. W. II. I.Miard. t'lor. of SI. Louis, was elected field coach, ami he will he aided hy William ,T. tiandall, 'fill, of ltosii.u: l"it;h c. Turner, 'nt, of ,,., nhio, and Joseph T. Hihnan, 'n;,, of I'.alil tnore. In addition a. number of grad nates hnvo expressed their intention of being nt Hanover a part of th" win to a.wslst In .level, .ping n "ain Among the number will he K K Hall. Pr, t'lmrles Whalen. '"re,l .lot-minus, c s. Little and .lohn Ulaze, The fall prac tice win begin September In. w n il Tin.; r;ni j-'Mts. Former KutKi'fs CoIIcko Mum ( apltirra 1'irst Honors from l.nrac I'lcld. Plnehursf. N. C., I n .-, L"i.- I'ai.iain II. H, Par rot t I". S. A . of Luliier college, Now Primsuict, N. ,1.. h'd a big field of :H coiiti slams In the race for the trophy offered for the best l lift li ft en 1 1 f it i score In the annual holi day week gulf totirtia meiil Icre to day, Willi a curd of s:!. K. !;, Sprnule, of the oy a I I "i nt r 'i Mli club, Ireland, and .latues C, I'un-lsh. Jr.. of Sbinm coek Hills, tied for si'cond honors, nl M. yiialilh ation scores In the first di vision included: (', I., pooler. Wn,il;mi. Mess., Rll Homer Put er, Sunt bboro. Mass., Si; II. W. I ifiic bee, Alpine, Mass., !M, ami H. K. ( 'lulitnan, inchoster. Mass., IM, . H. ro risks to .i i;si. I'lnl Yicp Pr".idcnt of Aero Plnb to Look (It cr (.routnl for Pnlioon liacc. J New York. Pec, A, llollau 1 l''"rlo's. flrsl vice pre-ehoil of tin. ero (lull of Anie'dea, will tvo tvesl ties! w eel on a lour of Inspect Ion of iri-niiuds which have been offered to Hie dim fur the start of Hi annual unuiil jo iZe balloon race under I's auspices In tne lirsl tveel; of .lime nexl. The eitliM lenderlitB the free use of grounds also iilTerril suilahle iis free, and there is no doubt that Mr. l-'orhes' trip will re sull In a dellnlle si led Ion. The race Is lo he open to all America. Koilera li'in rules will novel u. All linllooiis will he limited to a cnpaelu nf 7,11111 eiilile feet Willi a t, per cent, leeway, nnd Mich will have to carry Iv.o people i( whom one will have In he a rei;is-' tered pilot. "YH VVK SOX" m Y PAH K. f'lllci-ico. I)ee. UN.-- The ChlcaKo Atni'l'lcan leasne hasei'iill club lo-day Riinouni'cd the purohase of n site for a new bull park of 15 ai res at Went tvnrih avenue and Thlrty-flflh slree, four blocks north of tne present American Ionpue fiarh. 'I'he iurclias" price la ft I von ns jir.n.oon. The new park will not. he open before I he pip) season, ;oum .1,1, 1 IVK WINS. fipringfield, Mass., I )ee. rs. The Cornell university has lei ball lepin d. -feated Springfield V. M. C. A. XI to 24 In a well plated game to-night. (Continued from First TRft.) Montlcello, which were in that har bor, afterward proceeded to Catania loaded tvllh Injured who were sn slu plftod by (error that they seemed un able to realize what had happened, simply sayliiR that It looked as thnuich I he cud of tne world hnd come. Klv .-teamer.s left fatnnla for Messina to assist in removing the Injured from that place, who fire reported to num ber thousands. Plto lliimlml YrsHols Sunk. At Catania the p nlestrlcken people, fearlnjr new Hhocks, absolulely refused to re-enter (heir houses and are camp ing In the squares, which are free from water, nnd the surrounding country. The tidal wave sunk flvs hundred boats and did ftreat damage to several large vessels and steamers, liiclud'lnR the Austrian steamer Hudn. Not only did Catania suffer from the effects of n tlilnl wave, but a sim ilar body of tt flier Inundated the. utreets of Me.sln;i, which flank the hnrbtir, eoterlnir them with a, thick layer of mud which rendered more difficult the HitecorliiK of (he wounded, many of whom could he seen lying tinder the wreckage. It Is reported Hint the vll hiRis of Khm nnd f.?nn.lrrl. Adjoining Messina, have disappeared. The effects of the earlluiiiake were nKRravated by fire from an explosion of gas, the flames, tt hlcli swept along jmvernl of the streets, ad ling terror upon terror. Town Kullrrly Destroyed. In Calabria the region around Mnnte leotie was most nfferted. The village of Stefaniiconl, the Inhabitants of which number li.Hflfi was practically destroyed. "nly five persons were killed but many it ere Injured. Mgr. Moraiilto, the bishop of Mlleto, who distinguished himself In li.e earthniiak" 01 1.11 '1. uio vaiiant work today. Ho rushed Into placet where the ruin was Hie greatest and brought aid and encouragement to all. Thousands Almndou Homes. Thmisinrts of people abandoned their homes, although .1 terrific rain storm juetalled, and tilled the air with lamentations and prayers. In some places, such ns Vv;:::n, Cotmne, Santa Set ei Inn and I'iscoplo, the peo ple had the courage to enter the churches almost while they were fall ing nnd carry out the saints. They bore these In procession through the open country, Invoking the mercy of Hod. In the mountainous regions In land the population lias taken refuge In grottos nnd cavis, where peasants ami ptiesis, soldiers nnd persons of gentle birth are living In common. Their bed Is the ground, and flies burn to keep otY wild animals. In Aubl alone 2,00(1 persons are homeless, rliurolios rilled by Penitent. Kxtraordlnnry scenes are reported at Catania. Following a violent earth shook at n. ni., the sea rose In a tremendous wave, which wrecked many smacks. Secondary tidal waves caused further great damage nnd wreckage. Awakened by the shock, the Inhabitants (led panle-slrlcken from tlu-ir homes Into (be streets and siiiat'os I'roce.' sjons were organised and Mum all Hut churches were tilled with weeping crowds Imploring ldtlne mercy Cardinal .Vava. a rohhlshop of Catan ia, exhorted the people to be calm He promised thai the body of St. Agatha should he carried around in procession, St. Agatha I regarded as the special deliverer from nil smurijes. nnd. ac cording to history, the pious Inhab itants of Catania diverted the course of ti e lata stream In 1M? when a ('ear ful friiption of Mt. Aetna took place, by oMendlng the veil of St. Agatha to. wards It, thus saving the city, for the lava turned asldo near the lleticdlctlne monastery and descended Into (he si a ltegglo lteXU'leil In Itlllns. Midnithl reports ay that Ib-guio, the capital of the irotin e of Keuglo dl I'al.'ibrla, eigbl miles from Messina on the opposite side of the strait, has met the s.inie fate as Messina, but these re. ports have not be-n confirmed owing to the lack of telegraphic facilities. A tilt set cie shock "as felt nt I'altan'cotia, a cltt of Sicily, and al though mm li il.nv.ncc "as done, no on. was klll' d. Th" slim I, created (nut a'ann and notwithstanding lb" downpour of rain the whole popula tion remained In lb" sin-els through out the dat and marched In religious proc.-sflun. Tope nioiis to YMi Scene. The pope was greatly distressed at hew ring of Hie n inirtr that had afflict ed the local population in the south, lie could hardly credit the (ruth of (he dispatch's di scribing the devasta tion and fata ill ics as ten times grea't i v than In I IHiii. Alter kneeling ferteplly in prayer, his lioliii'ss arose an I slid, as he aid three ydirs ago, that he fell his place was amidst his suffering chil dren. II ttas his firm Intention to order (hat Ins! ructions be glten for hi ginning the Journey, but his physic ian.' and thosr In attendance upon him t d thai It would be impossible for him to undertake such a fatiguing i.i",illlon in 1I10 present condition of his health. Seuiiilrotl Carries Supplies, Al niiilnlKlil a reKlni"iit of soldiers left Ice r,n- Calabria. A H.tlng siiiiul roii, composed of the hatllesiilps Vd- i i no luii.miielc, tlegina lilotia and (he I , : s 1 1 . ! I . has l.eeii ordered lo proceed to .Messlmi. Tin' siuadrou ttlll arrive !lii..i.. iei Tueyday morning. Ingetlier with steamers of the Italian Navigation ennipa iij , e irrt ing supplies and tronps. ! The troops will he sent to various polo's to keen down la vv leiisnes". Sin ner ltcillollii I. Ihe minister of puhii' works, left here to-nlcht for the soiilu j where ne will represent the govern men I. ' Another regiment of Infantry and severa I companies of engineers also I left lO'iilghl for the soot ii. Alio ullier II.imiii I roups have been sent soulh 1 ward liooi ihi:; ety In rtie past cl.th I teen hours, while from other military .posts nho'it I.Vihiii irieii a'e now on their I way to i '.i Ih hrlii n nil Sle!y. owing to Ihe fact that nr. Arthur S. Cheney of ihls city, son of Dr. Hen.la tii i 1 1 II. Cheney of 117 College street, s I'nlted Ftales consul at Messina, Sicily, unusual Ind'fPHl from a New Haven standpoint, attaches hi the reports of the grenl e;i rl I'd ua ke on that Island. I ir. Hcnjamln II. Cheney kept In touch ttilh thp dispatches fropi Hume through The .l'iiirnal-i 'nurler up lo a late hour lust tilghl and was considerably alarm ed on hearing of the stnrillng reports, Owing lo the iMiiulltions mi Hie Inland, Dr. Cheney of course has heard noth ing from his son. Consul Cheney was appointed to his j post In Sicily In September, IHOT and I before thai occupied an important post I In AuslriH. A short time ago he made j an Interest lug and valuable report on Wt be too Old at Forty But Fortify Yourself Against Everyday Ailments Next to exercise and fresh air, Reccham's Pills are the safest, quickest and most natural means to keep the bowels open and the body lit and healthy. Sluggish or constipated bowels cause more illnesses than any other one thing under the sun, and it is important, very important, that the bowels be kept healthy, regular and active. When the bowels become clogged, do not resort to vio lent purgatives and cathartics. Take a gentle, thorough and T use BeeepanfaPills Sold the failure nf the olive crop on the Is land and It was copied widely through out the east. It wns one, of several Important papers that have been sub mitted by him since his appointment to the consular service. lr. Cheney was graduated from the Shcflieid Scientific school with the rlnss of IS!) nnd later frntn the Yale medical school. He Is mnrrled and his family Is now with him on the Island. DESTRUCTION CONFIRMED Palermo Iteports on Messina Ter rorism Prevails. ralermt, Pec. Therels no douht (lint a large portion of Messina has been destroyed. To add to the terri ble effects pf the disaster thieves were soon nt work setting fires at various points and stealing everything they rould lay their hands on, tint stopping at robbing (he Injured ns they lay helpless, nnd the dead, Stores were broken Into and great disorder and eten terrorism prevailed for a time. The authorities, however, promptly took the most stringent measures to main tain order, and those who were caught In acts of Incendiarism and robbery were severely dealt with. The steamer I'lemonle, according to word received here, has arrived at Ml I11.7.0 with S'10 women and children nnd fifty men, who were Injured at Mes sina. After transferring the wounded the Plemnnte started bnek for the stricken rlty. INTERNATIONAL PATENTS I'nlted Slates nml (Jrrmntiy In Sign . Iteclproenl Agreement. Washington, I'ec, "S. In was on i r.erniany's Initiative that thn 1'nlted i States and that country nnve taken up the iiuestlon of a patent law agree ment, the essentia! feature of Which Is a provision which will tun lie It un neefssnry for Inventors, In order to protect patent rights In the country of the other, to erect factories In the lat ter country In which to manufacture their Inventions. The treaty will he signed In the near future. It was em phatb; 'It pointed out at the slate ,le pnrtnu nl that the proposed conven tion Is nn Intended as a coercive measure against the British govern ment, which reipilrrs Inventors to erect factories In (Ireat Brllaln to pro tect (heir patent rlghis. A ROOSEVELT BAROMETER Works Worlh .1.000 Ulicn Police Commissioner Now Worlh $22.0110. Chicago, lee. JS, ltofercneo to the value of rare editions of the works of President Hooset elt lent Interest to the trial ot Willis N. Cooper and Samuel T. Warfleld (o-d.iy. Cooper and War field are accused of swindling Mrs. .lames K, Patloti oul of jr.'.TCO In a rare book ileal. Cooper took the stand to-dny and In discussing the value of rare editions said that hooka written by .Mr. Hoosetelt when police comiiilH solncr. were valued nt f:i,lfM). These llgnres advanced as the writer rose In polltlinl life and tire now valued at Ji-'LVKin. ' CRUISER ON FIRING LINE Dos Molncs nl Wlllcnisliul Ports, With North CurolliiH Off Omul. VA'illemslad, Island of Curacao, Dec, js. The I'nlted Stales cruiser Dos Moines came Into this port to-day. She ttas in communication with another American war vessel nhout five miles outside the hnrhor, This second war ship Is believed to have been the cruiser North Carolina, and after tlm two vessels sepa ruled she proceeded west. Ilellable liiformallon hns reached here thai Heiieral Celesllno Castro, the former president's brother, who was stationed in Caracas in command of Venezuelan troops nnd tvho was reported lo have gone over lo Hie Hide of I're shield (loiiie!!, has crossed the Colombian frontier and is expect ed at Ciicitla, Colombia, very soon. Several others tinning Castro's adher ents have also taken (heir departure from the country. High-Class Agents Wanted line ef Ihe elilesl 4'slaliltslieit IHiiiiiiind nml ,letielr houses In the I nlieil Mules desire to se cure HK'iila (miles end uenllo men of iiiitleiihted tnleuidt- and no. 1 ii I h ii n ' 1 1 ii u . In Introduce their goods unit iitiiniiffictiii'eN lo Hie wealthy class of Iiiiji'M nlm ttlsli In iiiii'ebiise the liilest creiilliiits HI ri ii mo n ii li l- llgurre. To Ihe riulil person Ihls occupa tion will prove agreeable and Kiihslaiilbtlly lucrative. Replies in 1 1 Ml glte full pa ri leiihirs and lino uesl ioiui hie refei ences. Aililress A l. IP Vn. M, Vlaliitii ew nrk City, natural tonic-laxative. To get 1 Everywhere in Boxes, 10c. and $75,000,000 MERGER J. Jl til Mark of Wff Combine of Texus Knnclies. Denver, Col., Peo. 1. The Post to day says: According to prlvatu dis patches received to-day a merger of Texas ranches In the territory pene trated by the Colorado and Southern railroad Is forming, and It will com prise seven million acres of land worth J75.OOO.O0O. James .1. Kill, who, It Is said, hns gained control of the Colorado and Southern, Is named a a backer of the merger. Chicago, Dec. 28. It was announc ed here to-day In connection with .lames J. Hill's reported purchase of the Colorado and Southern railroad, that he has determined to construct a. low grade rotita from Denver to Bill ings and also a low grade road from Kearney, Neb., to the same. The lat ter route will be built probably north west to a connection with the Denver an 1 Billings Una at Orln Junction, Wyo., or north of that point. RUN INTO BY AUTO Panbury Hatter Receives Fractured Collarbone, Panbury, Pee. 1-Carl A. Webber, fit years old, a hater of this place, was run Inlo by an automobile In Wst slreet to-night nnd his collarbone broken. The car which struck him was driven by Alexander S. 'Mclean, a member of the common council and of Ihe police committee. Mr. Mclynn saw Webber step from (he curb Into the slreet but supposed he was going ti, stop and let 11m machine pass, but In stead be kept on and the machine, hit ting him, knocked him down. OUR GOVERNMENT FALSE Prlnoeton Professor Says Tt Snoks Power nTifl Responsibility. Washington, Pee. 2. With James Hryee. British nnibnssador, presiding, the American Political Science associ ation met here to-day In fifth annual meeting. The general toplo for con sideration wns "The Increase of federal Influence and power In the Pnlfed Htnles." Pne of the principal papers was 'by Stephen LeacocK, MrCSill uni versity, Canada, on "The limitations nf the Federal Government." In the course of the discussion, Pro fessor Henry Jones Ford of Prlnreton ; university declared that neither the j power nor the responsibility essential I lo democratic rule was embodied In I the American state. "The resem blances," be said, "that historians are now noting between anolent and mod ern bosses, grafters and spoilsmen rest upon substantial Identities, affording a fine demonstration nf the Universal 1 principle that lllie causes produce like effects. Irrespective of the emotions and the Intentions with which the causes are set In operation, JEDUCATJONAL Twenty-fourth Year. Results, Not Promises. The Butler Business School. Regular Session Day and Evening. i SIDNEY PERLIN BUTLER, President. V. M. C. A. Building. 'Phone 3400. , Elevator. ATTEND THE BESf Nn Superfluities. Yale Business College Head Vor Catalogue. 118 Church St. Tel. mi. BENJAMIN SCOVILLE. Instructor In KI.OCITIOV ORATORY, On AM 4TIC ARTS AND ST.U.K OKPOHTMKNT. Room 48 Insurance Building. 800 Chiund street. j SCHOOL, or i DANCING I LKXOX 11AU C VOllK SQUARE, j J. M. I'AMI'HtHl,. INSTKUOTOIt. rteglnncrs class, Tuesday ev. Hoelal I n!.riino , ii'ii .., ,v ...a. .iunii.il assem bly, Saturday eve. Private lessons by appointment, Oillcs hours, 7 to 9 p. m, t'tt-Miihir Tel l):ites nnpii fnf ,.u,.l.,la ! l .,,iv 1 lt.ll. MRS. J. II. DUNN. Peglnners' clauses In dancing now foriiilns. Private, lessons by appoint ment. Telephone 4!W, Hon rii, 3-6, 7-10. 4D CHAPEL 3'V. the best results 25c. MRS. RTFJRKAX'S FUNERAL. Rother of Dooa Attorney Laid at Rest Tewterday. The funeral of the late Mn. Annl M. Bicrltan, mother of Xttornay An drew a. Blerkan, was held at her lata home, 138 Lawrence atreet, at I: JO yesterday afternoon. Rev. H. H. Wil son of Grace M. E. church of which Mrs. Blerkan had been a valued and active member, officiated. The services were larg-ely, attended and the floral tributes were so numer Otis and beautiful that they were dis played across the entire front and afda of the room In which the remains lay. Among the choicest pieces was one sent by the official board of EJpworth ohurch which was made up of Ameri can Beauty roses. The Interment was In ths new por tion of Evergreen cemetery, generally known as Mapledale. Attorney Blerkan'a father -died! in 1870 and his remains were burled In Colchester, Conn. Yesterday Mr. Blerkan caused the remains to be ex-" humcd and. they were brought to this city, arrlvftig at 9 o'clock. They will be re-Interred bealde those of his wife this morning. SINGERS TARE NOTICE. I rata to Read ar Sins at Sight. After years of study and research I have completed a method of sight' singing, conceded by the best vocal teachers and musicians to be the best, simplest and most complete method ever devised. Anyone whether talent ed or not can with this system learn to sing or play at sight In the short est possible time. I guarantee satis faction. Correspondence solicited. 0. F. R0BB4NS, Principal, studios. 744 Chapel St, '' T70 Camafiell A vs. FACTORY ORDERS. We have pecla.l facilities J. for making duplicating and triplicating hooks to order for factory uae. John R. Rembert & Co., 262 State Street, Buelnesi Specialists, If you did not receive a ptlr for Christmas you missed the comfort of your life, for they certainly are the best "all around" shoe made for women and children. Women's cost $3.50 and $4. For children they cost just a lit tie more to start with, but less in the end, with the comfort thrown in. Infants', 0 to 4, 50c. Infants', 2 to 6, $1.00. Children's, 5 to 8, $1.50. Children's, 8i to 11, $2.50. Girls' and Boys', Hi to 2, $3.00. Girls' and Boys', 2 to 0, $3.50. S0R031S SHOECO A.B.Greenwood Pres. 841 Chapel Street, New Haven, Conn, SHOfiSv