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WATEimtJnY CVwngjTG DZITGCILiT, FRIDAY. g2rtCARY IS-1901!
0 fv. Si"". 4 55 I '4 I. President's Address Officers' Reports Show Excellent Work Treasurer's Statement Gives an En couraging Account of the Finances Membership Ha3 Increased and the Beading Boom Has Been Visited by - Large Numbers. The eleventh annual meeting ot the Toung Women's Friendly league was held last evening at the league build . ing, at "which time the reports present ed furnished an interesting account of the league's work during the fiscal year "which ended on December 21, 1900. The president, Miss Ward, pre sided. . A piano solo by Miss Bessie Leggett .was well rendered and heartily ap plauded. The meeting was then opened with the Lord's Prayer, after which the minutes of the January meeting were read and 'approved. Miss Annie Newman read a bright and amusing paper giving an account of a league sleigh ride ou Saturday evening. The annual report of the secretary, superintendent and instructor in the department of domestic science and the treasurer's statement were then read. Miss "Watrous, superintendent, ap pointed the following annual commit tees: Miss Anuie Newman, club sec retary; Miss llattie Faber, business manager of The Club Worker. Vocal solos by Mrs Oscar Ziegler and Miss Alta Munn were greatly en joyed. Miss Edith Burrilt accom panied. Oliver S. Barton. who will havecharge of the art department, gave a brief outline of his plan of work for the classes In industrial and decorative art. The annual address of the president was then given and the Friendly league hymn sung, after which the meeting adjourned to the second Thursday In March. ! Board of Officers for 1901. ! President, Miss Anna. L. Ward. Vice-presidents, Mrs E. II. Williams, Miss Katherine I. Hamilton, Mrs Frederick D. Buckley, Mrs Arthur Reed Kimball, Mrs Edward T. Root, Mrs Otis S. Northrop, Mrs Frederic Wilcox, Mrs George H. Cowell, Mrs Edward O. Goss, Mrs Hiram Milroy Steele, Mrs Hugh L. Thompson. Recording secretary, Mrs Augustin 'A. Crane. Assistant recording secretary, Miss Ellen R. Townsend. Treasurer, Miss Florentine H. Hay Sen. Assistant treasurer, Miss Martha C. iWells. President's Address. Officers, Friends and Members: The (Department reports already submitted are comprehensive. From them may be obtained an understanding of the enthusiastic activity in the various de partments of the Friendly league work, but the innermost influence and Its results may not be comprehended excepting by those intimately identi fied with the league's daily routine, and from a personal touch with the life of the girls and women to whom is rendered "Help to Self-Help." The president has reserved for her - part in the proceedings of this the eleventh annual meeting the privilege of thanking those generous souls that have made possible the achievements to which the league has advanced. During the nine years with which she has been connected with the responsi bilities of office as assistant treasurer for four years, and presiding officer for five years, each annual statement which has been submitted has demon strated that the revenue has equalled the obligations of the preceding year. Without the financial support thus af forded there could have been no such splendid results as those accomplished. Nevertheless much of the work has been limited of necessity because of in sufficient means to develop additional sources that would afford improve ment in essentials that go to make good homemakers and economical housekeep ers, lu many ways it has been proven that the practical instruction furnished has been the means of bringing happi ness and thrift into numerous homes. and that noble lives have resulted that .will be for the good of future genera tions. It is well known that this associa tion, which is without sectarian di tinction, is dependent largely for its support and maintenance on income from the daily contributions to which reference has been made already;' but there is revenue from rentals of the building; annual membership dues aud class fees from its active members; and in the domestic science and physi cal culture departments the non-league members increase the income to a lim ited amount, the tuition in these branches being placed at sufficiently advanced figures to net the treasury a small profit. The annual donation of $300 from a single source, to be applied to the sal ary of the instructor in domestic sci ence, has insured the continuance of that study year after year; for with out it,' or a like sum, classes in cook Pry, dressmaking and general sewing would be abandoned of necessity. - To achieve the present condition of success has required a struggle, and to progress continuously will involve a perpetual struggle, until some one shall so endow the organization as to elim inate the word failure from the league's business transactions. Many sorts of donations have been brought -to the building to increase its comfort and convenience, and to adorn It; and a mental, tiank you goes often . 'to each of the donors. Hjowever, there Is a single class of beneficiaries to ...Arbicb we owe a special debt of appre ciation. TJnstintingly has the public press told almost daily of our work so . generously that" many persons know " only" through the newspapers of the . workings of the association, and by this naeans nave, become subsequently members of the. league. More - than LEAK jjt ne else do I know bow much this 'H SjM-aa In our work, and I say, God 2 the newspapers. t . Supplementing the public : financial. ,j, (Qjt. development has been accom .throiigh ,-f4tb. -and i courage. JF'iopportiinitT- for xrld ' -f nhteas present Itself, and it id .tot -tW opportunity, will fc. .1 support . iy&m' limitation be - Vz. i.-v - -i-y.-- ::. f ' ' 'i3i"' tendent of the. league, to ,take effect at the end of herhlrdlyear of service, on .July 31st following The' board of officers accepted the resignation with regret, and appreciation of her faith ful and telling work, and with assur ance of good will for-her future.- Bliss ; Mary E. Watrous of Cedar Kapids, la, by the unanimous invitation of the board of officers tv become the league's superintendent, assumed her duties on October 1, having a realization of the sacred responsibilities devolving upon her. and bringing a selflessness of de votion to the development of noble wo manhood in those intrusted with her character building.' : S The official board stands firmly to its' post, all of the members continuing in office, and thus exemplifying that '"the finest luxury is to do some per petual good in the world." Cordially is welcomed the incoming recording secretary, for Mrs AngusUU A. Crane brings to the office a notable experi ence and a hearty co-operation in the purposes and methods of the Friendly league. v - The standard of the Young Women's Friendly league's helpfulness is as wide as humanity's needs, for it fos ters all that makes for noble woman hood, right living and good citizenship. By every means in its power it en deavors to furnish a practical knowl edge of the essential principles underly ing true home-making, and to elevate household labor. It would have all women get the best out of life, and give the best to life. ANNA L. WARP, President. Recording Secretary's Report. The records of the Toung Women's Friendly league, for the year 1900 show a steady growth and much prac tical work accomplished. During the year teu business meet ings have been held and eleven meet ings of the board of officers, including one special meeting. No meetings were held in August and September. Early in May the annual reunion of the Connecticut Association of Wo men Workers clubs was held in Bridge port. At this meeting Miss Ward, president of the Friendly league, was appointed a member of the executive board of directors of the National League of Women Workers; and Mrs Edwin H. Williams was elected presi dent of the Connecticut Association of Women Workers clubs. In June the resignation of Miss Cornelia B. Lawsoii. as superintend ent of the league, was received and accepted with expressions of sincere regret. To her energy and activity during the three years of her connec tion with the league much of its suc cess is due. 'In October the league welcomed a new superintendent. Miss Mary E. Watrous, of Cedar Kapids, la, whose competent care aud adaptability to the work assure the continued success of the league. On November 12th the first semi annual reunion of the Connecticut Association of Women Workers clubs was held iu the league building, the speaker of the evening being Miss Charlotte Wilkinson, secretary of the National League of Women Workers, who gave a most enjoyable talk re garding her work and thei interests of the clubs throughout the country. Because of the large enrollment ys the cooking and dressmaking classes and their over-crowded condition it was voted at a special meeting of the board oi" officers held November 30th to engage Miss Elizabeth T. Chace. of Newport. It. L, as assistant instructor in Ihe department of domestic science. In every detail of the league's work can De seen the careful manage ment and wise guidance of our faith ful president, "Miss Ward, whose un selfish devotion and remarkable zeal are most heartily appreciated and of inestimable value to the success of the l riendiy league. Respectfully submitted, . ELLEN R. TOWNSEND, Asst. Rec Sec. Miss Florentine H. Hayden. treasur er, in account with the Young Women's Friendly league, from January 1st to ueceniuer .iisr, iuuu: Receipts. Balance, January 1, 1900. Memberships: .? 202.27 . 1,525.00 .i 312.00 Subscriptions ......... . ... Associates Active Class fees, not including cook ery and physical culture de partments 108.95 Physical culture department, net Donation on account of salary 42,03 of domestic science instruc tor 300.00 Class fees, net 30.49 Rentals 401.74 Entertainments, net 26.94 Interest and miscellaneous... 40.47 ?3.22 Current Expenditures. Lighting: .24 Gas $ Electricity Fuel: Coal ..................... Gas ., Water tax Insurance .................. Telephone State association and National league fees and convention expenses ................. Interest on mortgage ........ Salaries: Superintendent, domestic sci -09.10 67.55 192.00 19.69 15.41 58.50 36.93 44.88 500.00 ence instructor, janitor 1,707.70 Additional instructors 60.36 160.31 House supplies, furnishings, repairs on building ... . Office supplies, printing, post age, advertising, stationery, etc Sundries r. ......... Subscriptions to periodicals. .- 171.02 31.22 12.88 '$3,147.03 Balance to new account, Jan 1, 1901 79.61 $3,227.24 Vacation House Fund. Entertainment proceeds and donations $60.39 Fiirnishings purchased 60.39 Respectfully submitted, - FLORENTINE H. HAYDEN, . Treasurer. Examined and found correct, . , . -GEORGE E. JUDD, Auditor. Report on Domestic Science for 1900. - More and more Important each suc ceeding year becomes-the subject of domestic science, in its relation to the home, and its solution of many of the problems of modern, life. Thoughtful people are realizing that the opportuni ty for instruction "is - this branch., of manual training should, be given to every -girl. While: Wmtr'Tecetve -this instruction - at 1 Home, tttere are many Blrls w1m go from school directly. Into the faefT or itore and-nad no time in their busy lfow (or prsctic to the housekeepers ' who--wish to add to';tlnMr iirartroal experience a sys tematic .training,--the Friendly league oirers its instruction. Special atten tion has been given to these classes, and it ia encouraging -Ao ' note the growth in numbers and to. interest during he past year. - oers reached the numerical limit In the spring, . and a second class was organized for beginners. Seventeen girls began work in the autumn in these two classes, vind a class ioi housekeepers was formed. Much was accomplished in these" classes,- ana noi only was there this increase in num bers, but a corresponding enthusiasm developed as the work advanced. There was a better understanding of the aim and methods of work;- there was an evident desire in all the classes for practical' instruction. Reports of home work showed that this instruc tion was put to immediate use. The total attendance was 279 in the league classes; 63 for special work. This does not include an attendance of 22 at a supper which the advanced class served to league members, superin tendent aud teachers on May 12th. In the dressmaking classes an im provement is to be noted iu numbers and in the quality of the work.. The plan of work was the same as that followed the previous year. Patterns were used and the " instruction was largely individual. A class for house keepers included specials, and league members who found it inconvenient to come, in the evening. The classes had a total attendance of 470, and 104 gar ments were finished. Thanks are due to the ladies who assisted iu teaching these classes: Mrs Caswell, Mrs Root, Mrs Wilcox. Mrs Sackett, Mrs Holt man, Mrs Humphrey, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Lackie. There was a steady interest also in the hand and machine sewing class. The work was varied, aud included household sewing and the making of garments. Forty-four articles were finished, and the total attendance was 178. The gain apparent in all these class es proves that domestic science at the Friendly league has passed the experi mental stage and has become a neces sary and important part of the league work, not only for its active members, but for the public. Respectfully submitted, ROSE K. BUTLER, Instrtictor iu Domestic Science. Superintendent's report for 1900: In reviewing the history of the Young Women's Friendly league, by means of its records, one is continu ally impressed with the thought of progress auddevelopment as the keynote of the life and work of the organiza tion, in every department; and it will encourage all to know that the records of 1900 show no check in the steadily upward growth, it being numerically the largest year if not the best in the leagues history. A comparative state ment of the last two years proves a gjiin of from 0 per cent to 70 per cent in the various statistics," with almost no exceptions. The total attendance iu the building for league work has been 12,587. Membership. The present active membership num bers 201. an increase of ay2 per cent. Ten different nationalities, American, Irish,.. English, Frjnch, German, Scotch, Swedish, Russian, French-Canadian and Polish, and almost every church denomination in the city, is represented, and nearly every occupa tion that is open to women 154 sirs employed in twenty-seven different factories, 24 are employed in families, 45 at home, 8 in school, and the re maining 40 are bookkeepers, sales women, milliners, dressmakers, teach ers, nurses and stenographers. Social Features. The social side of the league life has received much attention this year, many delightful parties and entertain ments having been enjoyed by the members aud their friends. Among these have been a costume party ou Washington's birthday, an egg hunt at Easter time, a Hallowe'en party, and one on Thanksgiving to which the iamilies ot the members were invited On Decoration day members of the league, with the superintendent and seme of the officers, were delightfully entertained by Judge and Mrs Cowell at their cottage at Walnut Beach. The league entertained 175 of the poor chil dren of the city at -Christmas time, finding much pleasure in preparing the tree with presents for each child, the evening being enjoyed equally by mem bers and children. During the spring a spries of four parlor talks were given, Miss Mary M Abbott speaking of "Whittier"; Mrs Edwin U. Lathrop, "About Pictures' Mrs AV. H. Phipps of Prospect gave a talk on ' 'Abraham Lincoln." and Miss Helen E. Chase spoke of the "Cathedrals of Old England," illustrat ing her subject by photographs. The Misses Nassanu added to the pleasure of this evening by singing part songs. Miss Nellie L. Bronson acting as ac companist i On April l(i, Mrs Adolphe Tumerelle, the physical director, gave a public exhibition of the work of the classes in physical culture, which was much enjoyed by nil. The weekly social evenings have been full of pleasure to the members as they have gathered informally in the parlors and entertainment hall for games and dancing. One feature of these evenings, greatly appreciated during the spring, was the instruction in dancing given to the members by Miss Leonie Brown and Miss Rose Hayden, Miss Lulu Gretter acting as pianist. On other evenings than these defi nitely ' social ones the members have gathered in Increasing numbers in the parlors for a chat and a little music, being joined by members of the class es, after lessons were over. This fea ture of the club life has grown rapid ly, the use of the rooms in this way having increased 50 per cent during the year, and adding much to the healthy, helpful influence of the league. Statistics show that 1,769 per sons have been in the building, during the year for the social privileges alone of the league. - Besides enjoying the entertainments provided In the league building, the memuers on tuese occasions nave Deen the recipients of complimentary tick ets,, to outside entertainments; Miss Alice Chase sent, several tickets to Farnham's concert at Poli's; forty-five tickets were received from the Y. M C. A. to "An Evening With James Whitcomb Riley," and through the courtesy of Wadhams post of the G A. R., the league received 100 tickets to ihe stereopticon lecture on "Gettys burg," given in the City hall by L. ' wi .Mlnnigu. - "..."-. -.--' , The league members gave a musical and .literary entertainment May 24th. which wag very successful. A straw ' berry mad tee cream festival was given lq JhMew the proee4ji,to ba aj-tjUed to V ftwafclfcjMtf t;i i jt Cob- ' i i , -ryi -.-y ' "'-ay " SSf?"V- v,-VT.-"J"-V.;' neeticut vacation house which -was opened at Madison on- June : 30.; In December, Mrs - Jeannette Robinson Murphy gave a delightful entertain ment in Leavenworth hall, consisting of "Negro Folk Lore and Plantation Songs." The tenth annual reunion of the Con necticut Association of Women Work ers Clubs was held at Bridgeport May 4th. Eighteen members of the league attended, returning with - interesting reports and much fresh enthusiasm. The league has been fortunate in hav- ng with it on two . occasions Miss Charlotte C. Wilkinson, secretary of the National League of Women Work ers, in April, when she was present at one of the business meetings, address ing the league and its friends, and in November,the first semi-annual reunion of the Connecticut clubs was held at Friendly league building, Miss Wilkin son being present and giving the ad dress of the evening. - Educational. The educational work of the year has been most gratifying, both iu point ot numbers in attendance and in interest shown. The - number of classes lias not been so large as that of the previous year, but both enroll ment and attendance show a decided advance. There have been classes in physical culture, dressmaking, cook ingery, embroidery, penmanship, hand- sewing, voice culture, Eivglish branch es, elocution, stenography, mandolin and drawing, besides the glee-club. which meets weekly for choral prac tice. The enrollment of league mem bers in these classes has been 349, the total class enrollment, including non- league members, 459. The class at tendance of members has increased 25 per cent sines last year. 2,477 having been in for class work, which with the non-league members makes a total of 3,190 who have had the advantages of our educational department. In the league's corps of teachers there have of necessity been a few changes. Miss Elizabeth Kane, after several years' connection with the work as teaclier-of penmanship, was obliged to resign ow ing to absence from the city. A man dolin orchestra, with John J. Derwin as director, followed closely upon the vacancy in the teaching force made by the marriage of Mrs Nettie II. An drews, and her consequent residence elsewhere; and Benjamin E. HallW was secured as director' of the glee club, which under his leadership has become a popular feature of the class work. Reading Room. The reading room is coming more and more to be recognized as an im portant element in the league's useful ness, as its advantages are increasing ly understood and appreciated. Five hundred and sixty-six members are known to have spent some considera ble part ot an evening among its pa pers, books ana magazines, lnis may seem a small number in comparison with other figures given, but being a gain of 70 per cent over the attend ance in .the reading room ior me pre vious year, it cannot but gratify those who have contributed so generously to this branch of the wovk. The follow ing papers and magazines have found their way regularly to the reading table: The Waterbury American, the Waterbury Democrat, the Ladies' Home Journal, the Saturday Evening Post, the Congregationalist, the House hold, Pricilla, the Youth's Companion, Success, the Club Worker, Harper's Bazar, McClure's Magazine, Pearson's Magazine the Cosmopolitan. A vain- , able addition to the library was made by Henry H. Peck, who presented to the league the American Encyclopedia (thirty-five volumes). A gift also much appreciated was that of one of the reading clubs ot the city, consist ing of about twenty-five volumes of recent fiction aud books of travel. Mrs J. T. Tuttle also remembered tile read ing room with a gift of books. ' Savings Bank. The Penny Provident Fund Savings hank hns developed into an important branch of the work, not only encourag ing habits of thrift among the league members, but on Saturday afternoon extending its benefits to the public, especially the children, among whom 138 are depositors. These, with thirty league members who have accounts with the bank, make a total of 168 de positors. ' Employment aud Boarding Depart ments. The employment and boarding house departments'have not yet been largely developed, but during the year many women needing employment have ap plied at the office and have received such aid as bas been possible to give. A list of boarding houses and homes where lodgings may be secured is kept and both members and others have found comfortable lodgings through this directory, . Strangers coming to the office for information are gladly directed to good boarding places, and furnished with such other information as they may need. Such is the record of the league s work for the year 1900, that part of the report covering the first six months being compiled from records kept by the former superintendent-i8s Cal' nelia B. Lawson, whose resignation went into effect on July 31. There is little to add, the work speaks for Itself aud for those who have labored so un tiringly. There must be deep satisfac tion iu seeing that the labor has'SRot been in vain. But there is still much to be done; there is need for larger de it til atiy pnt n-f the departments already opened; need for reaching out aUfng lines as yet untneu, uu v operation of league members and su perintendent that the league may still go forward and so this first year of the new century shall be the best year in the league's history. Respectfully submitted, MARY E. WATROUS, . ' , ' Superintendent. o Bean the Signature of The Kind You Have Always AH AGED SUICIDE. The Rope Broke, but Death Came to Him Just the Same. Newark, N. J., Feb 15. Believing his family, friends and brother Free Ma sons had deserted him In his adversity, Albert (J. Woodruff, 71 years old, be fore killing himself last night in the Essex county Jail, left this note for their benefit: .' ' - ' "It Is my -request that my liody be sent to Ijogan's morgue ana cared ror by him and that my family" be in formed of the occurrence. - "I would also like the officers of Kone lodge; F. and- A.AM.f to be In formed of the occurrence ; also, the Bey Dr Eraser, also Dr J., "Henry Clark, police, sarireoo." ..-. : Kaa lodge referred to Is one of thy He We Shall 9 ' 9 B ARGAIN The most extraordinary purchase of Fine Ham burg Embroideries, Laces and Lace Curtains ever shown in this state. The goods are finest goods TVlQlft "V ft - r-r-s - -fV-sxi-v- "I fr 4- "1 -mm -111 T- -4- am i r m w m t . -n . i i a r- iiayHii i - m sale from lc to 49c a yard. . The Lace Curtains cost from $2 to $8 a pair will be 6n sale at 98c to $1.98 a pair. Lovers of beautiful work will do well : to be on hand early and get selections. Sale commences promptly at 9 Special For 3 Days, Lwadles and iVlisses Jackets 10 Ladies' aud Misses' Jackets, former price ?.".9S, to close out ?2.$ 2." Ladies' and Misses' Jackets, for mer price $7.08, to close out $3.95'. 15 Ladies' and Misses' Jackets, for mer price $11.98, to close out $5.95. 20 Ladies' and Misses' Box Coats, former price $12.98, to close out $0.95. Children's Reefers . 15 Children's Reefers, former price $2.98. to close out $1.45. 20 Children's Reefers, former price $3.9S, to close out $1.95. Ladies Golf Capes 25 Ladies' Golf Capes in all colors, best quality, former price $9.98, to close out $4.95. 10 Kersey Capes, nicely made with silk hoods, former price $9.98, to close out $4.95. . 5 Plush Capes, nicely embroidered, former price $7.9S, to close out $3.95. Silk Waists 20 Silk Waists, in all colors, former price $4.9S, to close out $2.95. 10 Satin Waists, black, former price $4.98. to close out $2.95. 25 Plaid Skirts, well made, former price $6.98. to close out $2.95. 25. Ladies' Suits, former price from $9.98 to $17.98, to close for $4.95 to $11.95. . 5 dozen Ladies' Flannel Waists, to close out at half price. Waterbury Cloak M'fg Co:9 62.64 SOUTH MAIN STREET. A Next to Apothecaries' Hall. WE LEAD . 20th Century Bicycles H. H. 32 Center Street. The Leading Bicycle, Athletic and Phonograph House in Connecticut. most noted in New York state. Jo seph M. Ward, of this city, for sever al years, was its master. Woodruff once was worth more than $200,000, having been engaged in hat manufacturing in New York. He speculated and lost a. large part of his wealth. Under a will dated June 0, 1898, his. sister, Miss Mary A-. Wood ruff, left an -state valued at. about $8,000. She bequeathed him $500 and named him as executor. Among the heirs were two nieces, Carolyn aud Anne Bodwell. They were to receive $2,785. The executor failed to pay it over and they brought suit. In court he said he had lost the money in speculation, and, refusing to make good the amount, was sent to jail. Woodruff was one of the most gen teel prisoners who ever entered the Essex county jail and Warden IIosp permitted him to occupy the witness room and gave him many other privi leges. - 1 At 7 o'clock yesterday morning - a keeper went to Woodruff's room. In the corner, at the head of the bed, face downward and huddled against the wall, lay -the dead body of the aged prisoner. Around Js neck was - a noosed rope. - Investigation showed Woodruff had tied one end of the rope to a large spike in the wall, and slipping the noose around his neck, had jumped from a stool, which still stood beneath the spike. When ha leaped the rope broke. The noose was jerked tight around his neck and, according to County Physician Washington, death was due to strangulation. As he fell to the floor his head struck against the sharp corner of a stone at the base of the wall, and it is- believed the blow stunned him. There was a deep cut In his temple. CASTOR I A For Infants aud Children. lis Kind Yea Have Always Bought : dears the TtirnSuil 49-53 South iVloItt Street. FHt On Sale To-Morrow FRIDAY OUR REGULAR FOR 1901. For 20th Century -People. THE PRICES. Orients, $35, $50, $G0, $75, Eagles, $25, $30. $35, $40, $45, $50, Reading Standards, $30, $40, Spaldinss, $30, $35, $40. $50, $00, Iver Joiiuson Cycles, $30, $35, $40, and $50. Daytons, $40, 50, Crescents, ' " $25, $35, $50, Crawfords, $25, SS5 $00 $45 $75 $45 $75 $G0 $35 TOWLE, fosT0ME Laundering a Shirt There's a good deal to know about aundering Shirts, Collars and Cuffs properly. ye Know how anu put our knowledge into practice on your Shirts, dollars and Cuffs, if you re wise enough to lot us. - Try us a while. Davis Steam Laundry 17 CANAL STREET. Branch office, C7 Grand street. People's Market SpvJng tiacr-'i. Chicken, Veal, Mnt- ton, Chicago Dressed Beef and Na- tire Beef. The finest quality of Vegetables. Always fresh. "THE OLD RELIABLE." Is the largest in the city and keeps the largest stock to select from, : S. BOHL, Proprietor 64 SOUTH MAIN ST. '' . '. ....... ! ... J -"".-.. Xlepuon Orders tfromgajr. 4tMMla& DAY O O 11 i. a. m. f ACQUES OPERA HOUSE THURSDAY, FRIDAY. SATURDAY, F1JB 14, 15, 10. (Matinees Every Day.) ' Joseph LeBraudt's Big Melodrama, Sensational On the Stroke of Twelve Produced by Whitaker and Lawrence. Prices 15, 25, 35, 50c. Matinees, 10 and 20c. Sale of seats Wednesday, February 13. JACQUES OPERA HOUSE MONDAY, TUESDAY AXD WED NESDAY, FEB IS, 19, 20. (Matinees Every Day.) The Great Sensational Melodrama ..The Tide of Life.. By Edward W'eitzel. Prices 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c. Matinees, 10c and 20c. Bale of Seats Saturday, February 16. OU'S THEATER. MONDAY EVENING, FEB 18. Al IV. Martin's mammoth production of Uii With the Eminent Miustrt-1 Star, . -MILT G. BARLOW, ' In the Role of T'lule Tom. ' prices 25c, 05c, 50c. Sale of Seats Saturday, February 1. 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