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PRESIDENT CHARLES M. SCHWAB.
President Charles M. Schwab of the Steel Combine has the reputation of being the highest salaried official of a business enterprise in the -wrorld. If there is any time -when he comes near to earning his salary it is when he has a fight on with the Amalgamated Association of -Steel. Iron and Tin Workers. The workingmen's leader, Presideut Shaffer of the Amalgamated, doesn't come as high as Mr. Schwab, but he also has large contracts on his hands sometimes. 1 WHERE IS JLIEUTENANT PEARY? In July, 1897, Lieutenant Pearyltarted on his latest quest of the North Pole. ' He calculated on five years for the trip. The map shows the route he expected to take. In August, 1900, Mrs. Pearr and her daughter sail Led on the Windward with a party which went to join Lieutenant Peary on his return journey. Nothing has been heard from Peary since March, 1900. nor from the Windward since she left Sidney, Cape Breton., The relief expedition which recently started to search for both the Windward and Peary is under tho command of Herbert L. 15 ridgeman, secretary of the Peary Arctic club. bishop x. w. Joyce. PROMINENT. EPWORTHLEAGUERS. x The recent convention of the Epworth League, in San Francisco, was one of the largest and most successful ver held by the organization. Bishop Isaac W. Joyce, of Minneapolis, president, and Itev.H. M. Du Bose, general secretary, made encouraging reports as to the growth and condition of the League, which now has a membership of 1,900,000. r - " FIRST IRON RAILWAY BRIDGE EVER BUILT. Increasing railway traffic made necessary the recent removal of what is generally known as the oldest iron railway bridge in the world.. . It was built in 1823 by the great engineer Stephenson for the famous Stockton and Darlington railroad.- This was the first road con structed to carry passengers and was inaugurated in 1825. The bridge spanned the Gaun test, a tributary of the Wear river, ten miles west of Darlington. ' " ' I REV. U. 11. DU BOSE. SOME ODD FOOTGEAR. Unique Shoe Shops Discovered in New York City." One Hundred and Sixty-Seven Pairs of Slipper for Saralt Bernhardt How Wooden Shoes v Are Made. lSpe,cial New York Letter 44"J yrONDIEU!" That is what the JY porter of- the hotel would have said had he been a Frenchman. As he wasn't, he simply ejaculated: "Phwat th divil do yez be doin' wid th' big- boxes on that elevator, I don't know?" The truckman waved him aside. MAKER OF WOODEN SHOES. "Thim's fer Mees Bernhardt," said he. "They do be shoes an' shoes." In a few minutes the crates had been deposited' in Mme. Bernhardt's apart ments. There was a crunching1 sound of splitting1 boards and breaking nails. The tall actress was clappings her hands with delight after the manner of a pleased child and saying- all kinds of nice thing's in her native tongue. Wrapped up carefully in separate boxes in the big crate were 167 pairs of. American slippers. As each box was taken out the divine Sarah opened it, and, critically viewing1 the prize, went into ecstasies. "Oh, beautiful! Oh, charming! Oh, ze angel!" In a moment she was down on the floor trying on the slippers. She would pull one on her foot and then toss the slipper on the, bed. She was a rapid "worker. Slipper after slipper went on the bed. Finally she gazed on the last one. -Piled.: bigh in avast -heap wex slippers'of all hues. From the ted came dazzling rays like unto an Italian sunset and aurora bore'alis combined. The pink-cheeked maid who attends the great actress looked on in horror as she saw the task of assorting them be fore her, but she held her peace. The Bernhardt was happy. A few weeks before she had ordered a pair of slippers she never wears shoes from a well-known New York shoemaker. For days he visited her with -lasts and designs and' models. "No, no," she said, of each design he showed her. Then she made her own design. It was square at the toe. It was high at the heel. "Send them, monsieur, to Chicago, where I play," said she. ; A fit? Ah, perfect! Wonderful. , After that there were letters, many letters. Yes, and telegrams. Then DREAMS OP THE FATHERLAND. came the order 167 pairs in many shades of silk, and a smiling shoemaker was shaking first his right hand with his left and then his left hand with his right. But the slippers! This is the way they were listed: 24 pairs of white silk, 24 pairs of white suede, 24 pairs of rose-pink silk, 24 pairs of yellow silk, 24 pairs of black silk, 24 pairs of green silk. 33 pairs of patent leather. VHum! Looks like a shoe Btore, whispered a hallmaid in a white cap to the fifth assistant cook. "They is beauties" Said the assist ant," "but they is not so small." "Three and a half," said the maid in the white cap, a.s she pulled up her that wouldn't have held a Tom gin cocktails But the parting word of Mme. " Bernhardt to the shoemaker just be fore she sailed to Europe were: "Monsieur, keep ze last." And so it was that America scored a point against the French shoemakers, and is now turning out for a native of France slippers that she formerly thought could only be produced in Paris. Mme. Bernhardt's shoes, how ever, are not the only ones of foreign shape that are being manufactured in New York. If you will stroll along East Fifty-ninth street you will see a little pudgy, bald-headed, bespec tacled man sitting on a stool in a min iature shop that in reality is a disused hallway, whittling away on a big chunk of wood as if his life depended on accumulating a great pile of shav ings about his feet. If he has pro gressed pretty well along on his work, and you can see the outlines of the wood he is carving, it is ten to one you will say he is making a boat for one of the children playing in front" of his door. You will be wrong. The old man spends the greater part of his days cutting out wooden shoes genuine Dutch wooden shoes. On- the . shelf above him you may see several pairs already finished, and back of him are. many only outlined in the original blocks. You may express your surprise that the old man is engaged in an occupa- tion so many years behind the times. You may say to him: "Why, I thought they only made wooden shoes in Holland and Ger many. And if you do, he will doubtless re ply that there is a good demand for them right here in New York. Hun dreds of residents in this city still retain a fondness for the shoes they wore in the beloved Fatherland. In a little low stone house up in the Bronx there , lives an' old Hoi lander. Back of the house is a neat garden with tulip beds, and in the center of it is a tree with a seat built around it. On pleasant afternoons-one may see the old Dutchman in bis shirtsleeves sitting on this seat. He has a velvet skull cap with a tassel on bis head. In his mouth is a long-stemmed pipe with a china lowl. On his feet are a pair of wooden shoes made by the bald-head- SHOE SHOP IN CHINATOWN. ' ed shoemaker in East Fifty-ninth street. Sometimes the eyes of the Hollander are closed. But at all times there is a look of peace and contentment on;1 his face. Yes, they still wear wooden shoes in New York. If you question the wooden shoe maker he will tell you that he can whittle out two pairs of shoes a day that is, of the cheaper ones. It will take him a full day to make a first-class pair of shoes, such as the old Hollander in the garden with he tulips " wears. The cheap ones sell for 75 cents a pair and the best for two dollars, and sometimes, when very fine, for two and a half. And the shoemaker perhaps he ought to be galled a carpenter is kept busy all the time, so you see he manages to make a living out of the business. The' wooden shoe for former resi dents of the Fatherland and the French slipper for the brilliant Bernhardt are not the only foreign footgear made in New York. In Mott street, down in Chinatown, there is a d,ingy little shop in a basement where a yellow faced Mongolian manufactures shoes .for his countrymen. The Chinese compromise on the wooden shoe of the Dutchman and the silk and cloth slipper of the French woman. The sole of the Chinese article is of wood and the upper is generally of velvet, but sometimes of silk. The soles are polished smooth and the uppers ere often embroidered with gold and gaudily-colored silk. The ordinary work-a-day shoe is, however, made of plain black velvet and wooden soles. The Chinese shoe, however, is not the only oriental one that is made in this city. I one of the Syrian shops near Washington and Rector streets the sandals of the far east are manufactured by a Turk who 6its at work with his legs curled up beneath him, smoking his water pipe. Then there are all kinds of queer Bhoe shops where tfiey make shoes especially for sta:e folk. There one may see all sorts of shoes, from the dainty silk slippers of the vaudeville actress to the close-fitting tan shoes with soles projecting in front two feet worn by the song and . dance men. In other shops they make specialty of shoes for cripples. Some of the shoes have extension heels. Others are broad over the uppers. All are of odd shapes and 4sas. . FREDERICK BOYD STEVENSON. Waterbury Advertisements. SIGNS AND SCENIC PAINTING AT . Ed.Ockels' Paint Shop, 7 Bro;wn Street. WARREN L. HALL, Wholesale Grocer. Fruits & Produce, Waterbury. LAEE 50 CENTER St, DO YOU BURN Our Coal is A No. 1. Our tons are' full weight. Our delivery style perfect. Our Prices are Rock Bottom Try us and be convinced. FRANK MILLER CO Forest Park. s Now Open. for the, Season. Cafe, Restaurant, Bowling, Rifle Range, Boating, Bathing, and everything else that will go to make up the popular suburban resort. Vaudeville Performance Every Evening. Best Talent Employed. JOHN GILLIES, General Manager. Moe Harris, Manager of Cafe and Restaurant. Eighth Annual Opening "" ' Of ; ' rove. Every Wednesday and Saturday. Resort of German Family -Parties. Steam Launch, Fishing, Bathing and Picnic Grove. EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE. ADOLPH ZWE1BEL, Manager. For Family Outings. Half way between Naugatuck and Waterbury. Ho Intoxicants Allowed on the Grounds. An ideal place for Mother and Children to spend a summer aicernoon or evening. FRANK MARSH, Manager. Trolley passes every fifteen minutes. Every Kind of - Flower and Plant In Their Season. Just Now, Roses, Cam ations Vio lets, Primroses, Azal eas,' Heath Palms and Ferns- 32 Union and 26 East Main Streets. IS Jelleview Lake i Willi! Ed KyTelephone U$. Waterbury Advertisements. Crayon Portraits FOR $5.00 . AT POLLAK'S ART STORE, v 145 Bank Street. CHARLES OCHSHEliT DEALEBET FRESH AID CURED HEATS OF EYES? DESCRIPTION Poultry -:- and -:- Gamo IN THEIR SEASON. ' Cor. Ko Main & Grancl tit LOOK HERE. If yon have had the Grip or a Bad Cold or have one now call at ; Nugent's Pharmacy t:d get a bottle r our nisi on of Cocf IJver Oil. IT'S WHAT TOU WANT, 40e and 75e a Bottle. " feS-Prescriptions carefully oin pounded by licensed pharmacists at lowest prices. THE BEST- CURE Dexter's Pectoral Syrup A Certain Cure For COUGHS, COLDS, -LA GRIPPE and LUNG TROUBLES. Every bottle warranted to do gocd or money refunded. ' . . DEXTER & CO , Waterbury Steam and Gas 11 Pipe Wtrks 553 and 555 Bank street. ' M. J. DALY, Mechanical and Con structive Engineer, Proprietor. i voniracxor tor an Kincs oi cstesm. Water and Gas Works; Steam Boilers furnished, set up and connected in the most thorough and wprkmai: lilqe manner. Private residences and public buildings heated by lov pressure steam and hot water. Also dealer in all Steam Appliances, Steam Pumps, Feed Water Heaters, Inject ors, Dam pel Regulators, Etc. A large stock of valve fittings and carloads of Steam and Water Pipes constant ly on hand, A full line of Engi neers' Supplies. Best of facilities for handling light and heavy work. Satisfaction guaranteed. Also, plumbing done. Telephone con nection at office and residence W" TVT i inirmnl Ownership for Kelly's Rooster. v A city that gives its people good" streets and keeps them clean, a first class sewerage system, a police de partment that we fear and respect, a school system well looked after, a fire department that sleeps with one eye open, and a water plant that will furnish, us" with pure water is doing all the work that a1 city was ever in tended to do. ' KELLY'S Chocolate Chips. You know alF about these so I have only to men tion that I have them fresh , every afternoon. The snappy, brittleness and well preserved flavor of these thin confections has given them an immense circulation. KELLY, THE BAKER; How to Regain Nerve Strength. Since nerve-weakness is caused by the loss of certain qualities, it stands;; to rea son that if the elements which consti tute this force can be replaced, strength and power can be regained. ,i PALMO TABLETS possess the precise ingredients needed in the system to recharge the nerve bat teries. This remedy works in perfect harmony with nature, and revives dor mant energv to bounding action. ' These tablets will cure any case of lost power that is within the reach of science. They bring the flush of health to tie pale cheek, brighten the eyes and infuse new life in every organ. Palaio Tablets never fail to awaken and revive dormant energy. - Their action is gentle and their remedial effect prompt. After the use of the first box the patient begins to get well. The ap- petite improves, the mind clears, the spirits revive and sleep becomes sound and refreshing. Duncan's Pharmacy, Sole Agents for Waterbury -. . , . . - 36 East Main Street