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Dry Goods Co. To-Night Our Store Is Open Until 9 O'clock. Annual Opening of Holiday BOOKS: Tl'.e 1 l-odm-t of genius, the culti vators of intellect, the killers of tnoiii, ihust siiciit companions of story and tabic: what is -more de sirable or better adapted fur gift making than books? llo.sk making has ceastd to be nurcly a problem of mechanical si:ii! it has become a line art. Til.- modern book is a treat for tlic i ye as well as a least for the mind what richness iu decoration illustrative work: and how unique and beatutiful the bind ings: ur Book Stock contains books suitable to all ages and all stages of mind. Hooks for Boys. Books for (iirls. Books for Grown People, ami Picture Books for the Utile tots. The most surprising part of it all is the inexpensivem-ss of the most xcel?ciit bonks, the quality of paper and ibo clearness of type: the durability of the binding, and the exquisite taste which marks every feature of their make up. The following list will be found worthy of the attention of those wlii) have hooks to purchase dur ing the holiday season. HANDY CLASSIC'S: -3)0 titles by standard bound in do, li. gilt top. 25c. DAINTY GIFT BOOKS: authors. 15c. 20c. Dainty Gift Hooks bindings, devotions in handsome poetical. He and 2!c. ILLUSTRATED POEMS: i:e. ofsi: nal. Rubyiat. Evangeline. Hiawatha. Christinas Poems, etc. ic. handsomely bound, each one b xcd. 50c each. YEA P. BOOKS: Phililps Brooks. Emerson's. Tenny son's. Browning's. Hepworths. Rcrnd tV.e Yiar With the Poets: Rcvisd the Year With American Authors: all beautifully bound, each boxed, 5ne to .$1.25 each. BOOKS FOB BOYS: Books of travel and adventure by Siratr-meyt r. Oliver Optic, Otis Tom'ir.son. Cooper. Gordon. Man v'.ll. Femi. Alger Ilenty. Prentice, ('liipuiau and Brooks. New Books on Late Wars. True to Himself: On to Pekin: Under Lawtou in the Philippines: S Between Boer and Briton: Under Otis iu the Philippines; The Henty and Rugby Series for Boys, a well made book, splendid ly "bound: a hundred titles to se ' j - lect from: 25c each. The Alg r Series, the Oliver Optic Serits. the Young Patriot Series by Otis, the" Bound Table. Series, nil for boys: well bound, good ' paptr and print, 30c each. A SPECIAL VALVE: 100 sets each of Cooper's Leather Stocking Talcs and Cooper's Sea Tales: 5 volumes in each set: well ' bovr.d. good print, boxed. .$1 a set BOOKS FOB GIRLS: -. A large Hue of books for girls by the following- well known girl ' writers: Sophie Mav. Amanda Doutdas Marv Darling. Virginia Towusend. Lt Meade. Ewiug. . (':li'tv. Muloi-k. Muhlback. Thomp - son. Bo? and Le Baron. 'The Wellesley Series contains over a hundred titles, by the most -ap proved writers of girls' readtu - 25c each. . Th; American Girls Series. by Douglass Townsend. Darling, etc, e!e. all beautifully bound. 50j each STANDARD XC)VELS: Tlu- Cornell Sei-hs. over 200 title llie best hound, tiie best printed, the best paper and the best line of titles of auv 25c book to be had., - ) 'I he Home Library, over 2."i0 titles. puunsucu eacu year in me same, binding: all the famous writers . . represented in this line, 50c. '. COPYRIGHT NOVELS: All .the newest books, including Eben Holden. Master Christian. Tied Pottage. Cardinal's Snuff Box. - Three Men on Wheels. In the Pal net" of the King, Robert Orange, " - Consequences. Bath Comedy. Qu'.sante. To Hay,p- and to Hold, etc. etc, all at the lowest prices. BOOKS OP POEMS: The Primrose Series of Poets, all represented, cloth bound, splendid N L Ti:intv nii1 rvrint ifln onrTi - .- A line in padded leather, ' each . book boxed, $1 eac?. , , -OUT DOOR SPOUTS: ' A book illustrated - by T. Dc Thrnlstrop: the newest book of the ' - kind in the market. '- A 1TLL LINE OF CHILDREN'S . HOOKS: , " - Dutton's Annual, Lothrop's Annu- - nl. Pansy Sunday Book. Chatter . . i box. One. Syllable Series, Mother .". Goose Series, etc. etc: books to fit the ages of 5 to 8 years; 10c to 15c ' : . ' each. '.-.' - INFANTS' BOOKS.- " Picture Books of linen' and card , ' board,, highly colored illustrations, 5c, 10c, loc, 20c, 25c, 30c. . The Currans Dry Goods Co. Do You Know That we are selling Ladies' Garments equal to tailor made at the price of ready made, and WE GIVE CREDIT. a Week Will satify us. Our stock of Suits, Jackets and Skirts is large and varied and calculated to suit the most ex acting taste. The fact that -we have been obliged to lease an additional store on Phoenix avenue is proof postive that we have gained the confidence of the ladies. Come and see fis. Courteous attend ants will be on hand to meet you, and if you decide to buy you wili not need a long purse, ncr be required to pay cash. Guarantee Credit Clothing Co. 33 East riain Street, 15 PHOENIX AVENUE. A. F COWLES Watch this space for our line of Holiday Goods, In Tuesday's paper at 53-C5 CEXTEB STREET. K. Dougherty SPECIAL SALE OF WHITE APRONS Ladies' Aprons, fancy and plain; reg ular lite quality. At 15c. Ladies' White Aprons, lace, insertion and tucks; regular 30c quality. At 25 cents. Ladies' Handsome Aprons, with deep ruffle of fine Hamburg; regular 50c quality. Now 39c. K. Dougherty 145 SOUTH MAIN STREET. TOO MANY AIRS are put. on by some people. We are not a bit stuck up. though we have THE FINEST LADIES' SHOES in the town. Anyway, that is what the ladies say. Don't you think they ought to know? ' The fairy feet of misses sweet are : nvtisricaliv decorated by our $1.50 j Shoes: while the feet of lauies ture vears are housed iu comfo beaut v bv our $2.00 Shoes. The Ccrm. Boot and Shoe Co., 2S EAST MAIN STREET. FOR A GRAND SALE WtLlztk AT THE We Offer one Carload of LARD--I0 lb. Tubs, 66c. 3,000 lbs oi Smoked Shoulders, While They Last 6c a Pound. ' CHAS. J. FINLEY, Manager TELEPHONE 110. Shoe Distributors, D, J. Lucy ' " E, P. Fitzgerald, 41 HOLIDAY FOOTWEAR. I A large and better stock of Holiday Slippers will iS , be found at our store this season than ever before. The prices are right for everybody. Our Indestructible School Shoes Are the : best. Warm . young Lucy C 116 State Street, , New Londorf. UNDECIDED, WHAT TO PURCHASE--.- FOR CHRISTMAS ' GIFT."" JUST STEP INTO OUR VAST ESTABLISHMENT ALLOAV OUR SALESMEN TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR YOU SHOW YOU OUR WONDERFUL HOLIDAY STOCK YOU DON'T HAVE .TO BUY, JUST LOOK. GOODS STORED FREE UNTIL CHRISTMAS. TAKE A PEEP IN OUR SHOW WINDOW. SPACE WILL NOT ALLOW US TO NAME ONLY A FEW OF THE HUNDREDS OF SELECT PIECES WE BOUGHT .FOR THE HOLIDAYS. 300 Fancy Rockers $l,6o Up. 5o Morris Chairs. 100 Couches. 50 Decorated Dinner Sets. 50 Decorated Toilet Sets. EXTRA ASSORTMENT OF MUSIC CABINETS. JARDINIERE STAXDS. PLMS CHILDREN'S HIGH CHUBS. MORRIS CHAIRS. WIL LOW ROCKERS AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER ARTICLES. WATERBURY FURNITURE CO HOUSE FURNISHERS and UNDERTAKERS Headway, Hext Poll's Theater. 139 East Main St. E E AD QUARTERS Her cull tie Malt INSURE HEALTH, APPETITE, GOOD DIGESTION, STRENGTHENS TIIE NERVOUS SYSTEM. ICc Ecllle, 31.75 a Dozen, CO ODD FELLOWS' BLOCK Next Door to P. O. PRUNES NEW CALIFORNIA PRUNES. Five Pounds for 25e CRACKERS LEMON GINGER SNAPS AND NICK NACKS, Four Pounds 25c POTATOES I NATIVE POTATOES, per bushel 70e TOMATOES. CORN AND PEAS, Three Cans for 25c i Greater . Y. Grocery Co 1 3q EAST MAIN STREET. 1G1-1G3 SOUTH MAIN STREET. Shoes and Slippers for -and old. , Fitzgerald, - 88 Bank Street, ' x Waterbury.; Watmmr Colors For Children. We are showing the largest stock of rrang's Non-Poisonous Colors in town I At 10c, 15c, 25c and 35c For those who wish a larger and more complete outfit, we have Bour geois' Moist Colors in half pans; boxes are japanned on the outside and enam elled on, the inside. Prices 75 Cents and '$1,00 We are showing a tine Water Color Paper 14x17 inches at 1 cent a sheet, 10 cents a dozen. Nice Camel's Hair Brushes 5c each. The ZMatzMarts Go 80 SOUTH MAIN STREET- Dentistry Comfort iu teeth is what you get when you have your artificial plates or briilge worn uiaue uy vui onnicv aud perfect methods. Lvery piato ib made to fit and gives perfect satisfac tion. Gold Fillings, ?1 and up. Silver and Cement. o0 cents. Gold White Alloy, 75c and up. My new and painless method of os tractins teeth. OR WALTERS, 1-11 BANK STREET. Dr. E. R. Patzold, SURGEON DENTIST. Fine Gold and Silver Fillings. Geld Crown and Bridge Work A SPECIAL TY. Prices very moderate. Satisfac tion guaranteed. Consultation in Eng lish or German. ;. 00 BANK STREET, WaLerbury, Ct. The "Bargain Millinery" The only place in the citv to buy Trimmed Hats and Millinery Goods at half the price' they charge else where is nt FR-EEDMAN'S BARGAIN MILLINERY. Make no mistake, mark well the name and number as yon can save at least 50 per cent. Wo assure all the ladies that it will pay you to call any distance. Remember the name and number. 255 BANK STREET. Hats trimmed while you wait. (Open evenings.) One family house of eight rooms, with large lot, ou,, Burton street. $22. If you want a jv.ell drilled, or your old oiie has gone dry aud you want It deepened, we can do it for you, and do it right. y. S. JAEKETT, 104 BANK ST. FLORAL, Funeral Designs. If 30U have occasion to need a floral piece, ana are uncteeiuea as to uesign or price, or where to get it, just re member that we can help you out nice-'y- ... You' may depend absolutely on get ting complete satisfaction and full val ue for your money, wuetuer mucu or little. Trv us and be convinced. DALTON CO, X99 Bank Street, Prichard Building. Corner Grand St. School and Office Supplies Our Sp'eisidltiss. Stationery of Every Descrip tion, Magazines, Sunday arid Oaily Papers. We do First Class Engrav ing, at the Watcrtiiry Stationery Stora, 201 EAST MAIN STREET. Henry A. Ilaydcn, Manager. 5 0 o s s -t3K.J04O',000''O4l00,-0 SB A Patent I 1 Leather Shoe j Is the proper thing fqr dress wear, they always look nice and you don't have to polish them. For just one week vt'e offer our MEN'S $3.50 PATENT LEATH ER SHOES FOR $2.08. B These Shoes tome in lace oiilyv m gs witu tue jonuon ana wngiiHU Cap Toes, also in Plain Toes, tne j& very latest.- They hare ' good H Oak Soles, and we know that p .they'll wear nil right because -j& we have sold them for three si . years without a complaint. e gj ask you to come and see them.'" Buys a Nice Pair of Wo men' i Felt Slippers, Leather or . Felt Soles. J. G. JACKIE & , - 7i75 Bank St, Waterbury. : POLICE C0UET DOINGS Charles Smith Had "to Answer Many .. . -Complaints This 'M'orning. Charles Smith,, aged 1 years, good looking and fair, was before Judge Burpee in the city court to-day, charged with theft oil four --counts in this order: A pair of ' shoes and a knife, . value $3. from Patrick Farrell, a boarder at 2(50 South Main street: theft Of an nrt ,.to tm frnn ! Ttohort I. e.. -A1"Z j ZI 1 . " ' wiiv 1 L.y , ui iJO U1UUU BU Wl,, it vi uuiu narry (JiarK, same aaaress, at i. and theft of a gold pin. . euiu t-uaui ana tocKet antt nair a dozen small articles, value $16, the property of Lizzie Porzenheim, of 317 Bank street; also with assaulting Miss Porzenheim and resisting Officer Hick ey: On the first count he was declared not guilty, the nrincinal witness not being in court to testify. He was sen- dole to stay the ravages of the vice fenced to thirty days and lined $5' and Waterbury will soon need an iustitu costs on the second. On the third he -Hon where destitute boys aud girls was fined $25 and costs and sentenced can be properly cared for, while their to four months in jail. He was de- unfortunate mothers are serving out w..i..-u guiuy or resistance ana tinea $5 and costs, and on the last count for I theft he was found not guilty. The apartments at 53 Grand street, i where he stole the overcoat, were ap parently ransacked by4him. for things j were found in a topsy-turvy couditiou ; the evening of the theft. At the Por jzenheim house, which Is situated a j few doors below Concordia hall. Smith ; had a lively scrimmage v7ith Mrs Por j zenheim and her daughter Lizzie. The i latter he knocked down and kicked when she tried to detain him for help i to come. He had a pal waiting for i him on the stairs, and when the latter i found that Smith was in trouble with ! the ladies he did nut wait to see how i it ended, but made his escape. The police are of the opinion that Smith is one of the gang that have been com mitting thefts all over the city. He was arrested by Officer Hickey Friday evening! after a hard tussle from Grand street to the police station. He had in his possession then a lady's fur cape and a lot of small thiugs. such as nnitHers, handkerchiefs and trink ets. Michael Tierney was fiued $5 and costs for intoxication yesterday. Mrs Teresa Curran and Clifford Noel were charged with disorderly conduct. They were arrested by Officer O'Gor man in Joseph Landry's house, 473 South Main street. Mrs Curran made a statement on the stand which saved her from jail, sentence being suspend ed for one week. It appearing to the court that the woman has neglected her children, they will be taken from her if she fails to do better. Noel was fined $7 and costs on two counts, intoxication and disorderly conduct. A neat aud respectable-appearing young fellow, answering to the name of Edgar F. Bowen. aged 19 years, pleaded not guilty to theft of $1S from his landlady, Mrs H. W. Tenuey. 200 North Main street. Mrs Tenney tes tified that on December 7 she missed her pocketbook and suspected the ac cused. Sarah MeMullen, a little girl engaged iu the house, substantiated the complaint. Detective Cahey testified that when he arrested Bowen the lat ter said he had only $2.25, that he was going home to New Haven and the money was to pay ins tare. ne vias strioped and his clothing searched and SO in bills and a book of forty-eight. 2-cent stamps was found. The delec- j tive also testified that Bowen smokes Fix tip the home for Christmas cheer. For Christmas now will soon be here. New China Closets We've just received a handsome lot of China Closets, marked at exceeding ly low prices, considering the hieh grade. See our showings from $13.50 to $35.00. Get' a goood one while about it. That's the only kind we sell. Choose now from the finest line in Connecticut it. the lowest prices. Some elegant pieces' from $25.00 to $Sf.00. Side boards as low as $9.45. Solid : Dining Tables Fine Tables. Best line in the city, from $5.00 to $35.00. -THE Hampson-Seliew Furniture Co 154-15G GRAND STREET. ' Order of Notice. Anna E. Wooding of .Waterbury, Conn, vs Howard W. Wooding, formerly of said Waterbury. State of Connecticut County of New Haven, Town of Waterbury, ss. the 8th day of December. 1900. 'Upon -the complaint of the said An na E. Wooding, claiming to recover damages for the non-payment of a note now pending before the ' District Court of Waterbury, in and for the District of 'Waterbury. - It appearing to and being found by the Court, that the said Defendant is not an inhabitant of this State and is absent' from this State anil has gone to parts .unknown.. - T Th,eref ore, ordered (that notice $nf thei pendency?, of waid eajnplalnt - be given said -Defendant. Uy' publishing this order, in $he Wajevbury, Evening Demordittr7'''eVs1jir'''blla?-f Waterbury. Conn; three days succes sively.- commencing . on or before the 10th dav of December, 1900, and that said action -oe adjourned to March 0, 1961. - Bv-order of Court. '- '."' WILLIAM M. GILLETTE. ' Assistant Clerk of the District Court of Waterbury , . - . .. 12-S-3 ill B Fine Side m Boards ?t?lu;w Turkish cigarettes and spends his time in pool rooms. ; Bowen. said he has been attending a business school and that he got. - money - from his" father whenever he sent for it, though Ids father , was n machinist earning $9 a week.(. The reason he concealed his, money was because lie read in the pa pers that the New York police keep money they rind in this way and he thought the Waterbury police were not above doing the same. He was fined T. lOHTS nnu TOOK apical to . . . . . .. iI,ie superior oomt under a bontj of COA MANY CHILDREN DESTITUTE. Selectmen's Office and Police Court Reveals an Awful Condition.. The drink habit appears to be on the increase anions the wnmf.i fo.ii.-c i Waterburv . nnrl if cnnm,in i icuces in tne county jails. Durin" the past few weeks some lieart-rendin signts were witnessed in the police court and at the selectmen's office of the awful condition children have been reduced to on account of the conduct of their mothers, little tots not able to speak crying for want of sleep and for something to eat. while their moth ers, if they coidd control their appetite for liquor, would find no trouble iu supplying them-with everything neces sary fur their maintenance. All dill- dren want to render the m happy enorgh to eat aud a little clothiusr. and any woman, even though her husband is a drunkard or an ingrate. and turned his back upon her, can rirovide for her ciiikti-en until they are able to help themselves if she keeps away from liquor and makes the best possible use of such means as are at her disposal. iMMne people will tell von that these women should be put in jail for irood and their children turned over to the state, but this is a rather harsh view of the case. These unfortunate wom en may yet be above their passions and turn out to be first class mothers; so that it would be uncharitable to treat them with such severity that they could not hope for an opportunity to mend their, wavs and be reunited to their children when they had proved that they were able to care for them. The great trouble is, what can be done with the children while their mothers are not capable of looking after them without committing them to the alms house or the county home? That's the question. Who can give us the easiest, way out of the dilemma, for that is what it might rightfully be termed. It would be a. grand thing if we had a home right here iu Waterbury where children of all ages who become tem porarily destitute from any cause, could be cared for. It would be an easy matter to find the home, but where would the funds come from? That's the question we should be pleased to have some one answer. SILVER PLATING COMPANY. Orgauization by Hartford Men to Compete AVith the Combine. A dispatch from Meriden makes pub- lie what has been known privatelv in Hartford for several weeks, savs" the Cortrant. the organization of n new the organization of a new silver plating company outside the combine known as the International Silver company. The promoters of the new company are familiar with the business, the president having been superintendent of the William Rogers Manufacturing company before its ab sorption in the combine. The organiz ers of the company are not willing to have their plans made public yet. and the Couranr. with other papers, have kept silent regarding the matter until I Hellniann's success in life is due main the dispatch from Meriden gave out j l.v to his probervial good nature, still the news. , one would not be wide of the marjc if The new company, organized under : 1"' should state that he owes practi ce laws of the state of Maine, will be l.-m-i-M-,, etc frl.s T(Ti.a Urntlirti'tf tilltll- facturing company. John McFaddcn is the president and Samuel McFayden is the secretary. Its capital is $200. 000. According to the dispatch the flat ware is to be manufactured in Wal lingford. at the plant owned by George Hallenback. which lias been purchased by the company, and the blanks will be plated In this city, where the com pany has secured a plant ou Mechanic street. It is expecteu mat a iaie number of hands will be empioyeu when 1he company gets tuny umier under way. It is the intention to start the business as soon after the first of the year as possible. Connected with the new comnanv pre Simeon L. Itosrers and George H. Rr.cers. sous of Simeon Roarers, who lived in this city, and was one of the original Roaers brothers. It is from them that the comuauy gets the rieht to se the name of Roarers, which has otisiderable commercial value in the trade. THE WATERBURY INDEMNITY. Receivers' Report Accepted by the Supreme Court. New-Haven. Dec 10. The receiver's semi-annual report in the voluminous case of Frederick A. Betts. ex-insurance commissioner, against the defunct Waterbury Indemnity company, etc. etc. was accepted Saturday in the su perior court. It may be a pleasure to some to know that the affairs of this concern are still in process of settlement. The New Haven Trust company is the receiver. The report shows that there have been a ' number of small sales cf land in the region about Wa terbury. The committee en claims have held a hearing on preferred claims and have allowed $172 on death claims which matured before the rer ceivership. They have allowed about $42,000 on mortuary claims maturing before the receivership and disallowed SS12.OO0. Other claims which have been allowed amount to $31,020.- and disallowed, about the same amount. , . ' On life claims maturing since the re ceivership the committee have held no bcarines as yet because it has not beea thought advisable at the present stage in' the affairs-of -the concern. Some of the claims would have been wiped- out if assessments were collect ed i)ow. ' Tin? estate of S. W. Lake of Water bury, noon which the company has a claim bt $32,000. , has been declared bankrupt, and the company wU ; get Nothing from it. - - iVIn the actions against uie uuiur the eomnany the amount of damnees clftimed have-been increased from $3", 000 to $45,000. , It is hoped that, these cases will be tried soon. There are two cases against the stockholders in the supreme court aud two still. pend ing in the supreme court, . ... BROOKLYN' BE1EFS Louis Crorian of ' Ansonia spent Sunday with his parents. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Cronan of Summit street., . jThe Protectors defeated the 'De fenders in an interesting game of polo Saturday by a score of 3-8. The driv ing aud rushing of Gyillym was the feature of the game. , At a meeting of the St Thomas Cadets held in the Lyceum building yesterday afternoon plans were dis cussed concerning the annual supper to be given by the society in honor of their football team. A committee -consisting of Phil Keilley, Michael Malian and Patrick Kelly, was ap- . pointed to make arrangements for the affair and to report at a meeting to be held later in the week. The date for the event has not yet been definitely ii i probability, the supper will be given some night next week. The Holy Name society, connected with St. Patrick's church held a very interesting and largely attended meet ing yesterday afternoon. Besolutlons were passed expressing th intentioa of the society to make suitable ar rangements and plans for a fitting cel ebration of the feast of the Holy Name the second Sunday In January, being tb date of the feast. Vespers and benedicticn of the blessed sacrament will be held in ffie evening, at which an eloquent speaker will be present ty address the members. Invitations will be issued to the Holy Name societies connected with the other churches In the city. The general committee which has iu charge the arrangements for the coming annual fair of St Patrick's church held a meeting yesterday after noon iu the Lyceum. Reports from the ' various sub-committees were re ceived, all of which showed favorable progress was being made. The en tertainment committee reported that arrangements were being made to make the stage entertainment each night one of the features of the fair, The boy minstrels are rehearsing nightly under The direction of Miss Minnie Murphy assisted by that come dian. Matt Shelvey. The young ladies who gave such a delightful minstrel performance last year, will participate in a similar affair this year. Mrs Gib son will see that they will make as great a hit if not greater than last veil" HIS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY Marcus Hellmunu of Grand Street Surprised By His Friends. Yesterday marked the fiftieth anni versary of the birth of Marcus Hell mann, the popular Grand street hotel man. aud a number of his friends col lected at his residence and rendered the occasion one which will long be remembered by . Mr Hellmann and those who were fortunate enough to be among the elect. Mr Hellmann was inveigled down to Nnugatuck and when he returned the party was in full possession of Hie place and as soon as he entered the festivities com menced with Paul Asheiru as toast master. The exercises included piano selections by Mr Groetzenbach: reci tation. Tattl Suesse; address, F. P. Brett: quartette singing. M. J. Ryan, Charles Boylan. John J. Siefen and ! Leonard Ashoim; vocal selections, the I XasS:lu crs: song. Charles Hell- maun. . 1 . uicnarason s congratuia- ttons were expressed by a short speecn accompanied by fifty carnations. Mar cus Hellmann was born in Germany on December 10, 1850, and lived there until he was twenty-eight years old, when lie came to the United States and has resided here ever since. He is one of the best known and most popu lar citizens of Waterbury and his friends hope he will live to round out the century mark iu as good health and spirits as he is to-day. While Mr i uy an ins goou ionune anu nappi all his ! tiOSS to a wife, who always looks at I the bright side of thiugs and knows i how to be cheerful in all kinds' of i weather. i "CONSOLIDATED" ROAD. j Director Brooker Placed On the Exe- ! cutive Committee. The quarterly meeting of the direct i or.s of the New York, New Haven aud , Hartfo,.a vaiu-oaa company was- held railroad company iu New Yol.k Saturday with nearly all , the tuIvctors m-esent. The usual quarterly dividend of 2 per cent was declared and the executive committee was appointed as follows: President, Juhn M. Hall. William D. Bishop of , Bridgeport William Rockefeller of J. Pierpont Morgan of New York. Now York. George McCulloch Miller of New York. Charles F. Choate of Bos ton. Charles F. Brooker of Ansonia, J. Brush of New Haven, Nathaniel Thayer of Boston. The latter was placed on the committee in place of ex-President Charles P. Clark. After the meeting President John M. Hall and Mrs Hall started for North Caro lina, to be absent a week or two. The reports show the road to be doing a good business. The last quarter was not so good, however. In passenger receipts as the corresponding quarter of 1SIV, owing to the Dewey celebra tion and other events which largely swelled the receipts from that source last ve.-.r. MINSTRELS ARE COMING. The automobile that Will be used Ty Messrs Gillette and Davis in the Odd Fellows minstrels at Poll's theater Thursday evening is undergoing re pairs but will be iu first class shape and ready for a trial spin Thursday. Several parts of the machine have been patented aud . all infringements will be protected by "hem" Root. VWillie" has had several offers to go on the road after the strain, of Thurs day evening is over, but is still unde cided as Mr Davis has not had an op portunity as yet to inspect the roads over which they would travel. Messrs Humphrey and Henderson held a very quiet rehearsal of their act to-day and it is safe to say that several interest ing and amusing surprises will be sprung on the friends of the Odd Fel lows Thursday evening. Among the many interesting features of the Olio will be a female inpersonation act by Master Herald Cook. Master Cook" is one ' of the maiiy talented 'youngsters in this -ity - who- always - please wherever they appear.- F.- William Herr. the boy composer, will render for the first time his latest success, "My Own Sweet Rose."- Stage Man ager John Charles is working on -plans for the stage setting for the minstrel first part and will introduce several new ideas for older heads' in the busi ness to' copy. The musical part of the evening's program promises to be a feature and the entire performance a -delightful surprise. - - .