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WATEHBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. SATUIOTAY. FEBRUARY 16 1901. HAS ROY At PATRONS. ALWAYS HATEJ EVIL s ': . Theatrical 4t 4 ? "f -I BY BRANDON. :' Phoebe Davies, for the past four seasons the heroine of "Way Down East," will create the title role in "Bet sy Ross" -when it is produced in Phila delphia by William A. Brady and Jos eph K. Grismer next spring. A conetny playing "A "rair of tramps" -were quarantined last week in their special car at Monmouth, 111, the negro cook of the company hav ing developed small-pox. The com pany weE vaccinated. :!: Grace George will play an engage ment of ten weeks in New York next season, rjyesentiug a romantic drama by one of the lest known American playwrights, and a dramatization of a .very popular novel. Mary Mannering will probably con tinue in "Janice Meredith" next sea son in such eiiies as she may not visit this season. Before next spring she may try a new play. Miss Mannering will be succeeded at Wallack's theater on February 25 by Louis Maun and Clara Lipman in "All on Ac-count of Eliza." - "Betsy Ross," the new romance pro duced in Philadelphia in April, is by H. A. DeSuchef. author of "My Friend from India." It concerns hat spright ly young Quakeress, whose fair hands made the lirst American tiag. aii.i whose old home in Philadelphia is about to be purchased as a memorial by popular subscription. Messrs Klaw & Erianger will present the noted comedienne, Miss Ada Re han, supported by a large and very carefully selected company, in Paul Kester's new comedy. "Sweet Nell of Old Dnury," in this city Friday even ing, March 1. This production is now occupying the stage at the Boston Mu seum in Boston and drawing a marvel pusly large attendance. !: Queen Victoria's love of music and the drama was well known, and her appreciation of a really line phsy was unbounded, but after the death of the prince consort the ojieen was never present at a London prformance. She "commanded" both theatrical and o eratic performances very frequently at both Balmoral Castle, her hoihe in the Highlands of Scotland, and at Osborne House in the Isle of Wight, while the excellent operatic performances that nearly every London season were given in the famous Waterloo chamber at Windsor Castle were always events that interested her majesty greatly and quite enlivened the otherwise usu ally dulj court life led by the late queen. -M- Miss Henrietta Crosman, whose ar tistic and almost sensational triumph In "Mistress Nell" is now well known to the entire country, is at present playing at the Auditorium theater, Philadelphia, a house not under the control of the theatrical trust. Her engagement there has so far been re markable tor lasnionauie aui'iiuauce and financial results. At the close ot her first week the performance was given to receipts of over $2,NM). This broke all records of the theater, even ''those of Mrs Fiske in "Becky Miarpe," as well as of Francis Wilson and other stars at one time free from theatrical trust domination. Aubrey Boueieault, who played the part of King Charles in New York, and who resiguedto ac cept an Important role in "Quo Vadis," will rejoin Miss Crosman in the same -pan next week. Sidney Booth, at jiresut playing the part of the merry monarch, -will then assume the role of the Duke of Buckingham. ' :;!: The Savoy theater, New York, was closed once more on February G and the engagement of "Unleavened Bread" came to an abrupt end. Ac cording to a representative of the the ater owners, dispossess proceedings were brought against Manager Alfred E Aarons, who, it is alleged, had not paid the matter of $1,606.00 alleged to have been due for a month's rent. Then, too, the musicians claimed that their salaries were two weeks in ar rears and they declined to play.- Mr Aarons thought they, might find a way out of their difficulties before theater time at night, but Liebler and company announced that their company would not appear tinder- such doubtful cir cumstances, and that, rather than have an audience disappointed, a declaration should be made before the people as sembled. Accordingly a sign was post ed at the theater saying "No perform ance to-night," and the theater was suddenly closed for the third time m the present season. "Unleavened Bread" is now on tour. :jl: Maurice Thompson author of "Alice Of Old Vincenues," which will be dra matized for next season, died yester day in Crawfordville, after a lingering illness. He was one of the best known literary characters of the country. Mr Thompson was bom in Fairfield, Ind, on September 9, 1844. He entered the Confederate army in 1802 and. did hard scout duty.; In 1807 he explored Lake Okeechobee, Florida, listing its birds, animals and plants. From his Crawfordsville home ' Mr Thompson sent forth the literary work which was to- win htm- distinction, first a book of poems, "Hoosler Mosaics,',' then "Syl van Secrets," followed by "Bird Notes." From his home came the "Witchery of Archery." which caused it revival of this fine old sport. Mr Thompson began' writing for publica tion first In 1873. He had written be fore this, but he considered the publi cation of his poem, "At the Window," in the Atlanta. Monthly, as his begin ning, t 'The Witchery of Archery!' was written in 187T. and his first novel, "A Tallahassee Oirl," in 1801. His other lwn tuxn "fttnries of Cherokee . cfT " "FVhW nt TJterarv Art" "Tox- J ?! 4n Arondta" "At Love's EX A. Fortnight of Follr,", "The , ljr," "Ban of Moirey; Island," mT. -.Hoi." : r8on i of Fair a , f Xete,'?; . Chatter 5 Ada Gray of "East Lyntx-i June, is dangerously ill at her hOi&T n New Y'ork. Her place iu her co-JuJivny, now touring in New England, :.kis been taken by Agnes Burroughs. - . :!: Ceciliw Loftus was knc-Sfcrd down and severely injured by s3 unfeeling milk wagon in Lexington avenue on Tuesday, and is now only able to re sume her part in "Lady Huntworth's Experiment"' at Daly's, which was played during her absence by Beatrice Morgan. Henry Jewett, the noted actor, who, during the run of "The Christian" at the Boston Museum two years ago made a distinct personal hit as John Storm, and who, early this season, played the star role in "The Choir In visible'' during its Boston presenta tion, is impersonating Jeffreys, the lord chief justice of England, in "Sweet Nell of Old Prury" in support of Ada liehan. Mr Jewett presents a most sincere portrayal of the vindic tive jurist, who is the evil machine of Mr Kester's brilliant play. Emily Wakeman lost a pocketbook last week and it contained $40 in cash, some keys, and some cards that bore her address. The next day she received a note accompanied by the keys and card. The note said: "I found a pocketbook and .the enclosed card and keys. If your please insert in the personal of the Herald what re ward you will give the tinder if same is returned." Miss Wakeman prompt ly went in for a "personal." offering S10 for the return of the $40.. Then came back S.'IO with these words: "My (laughter found your purse. Thanks for reward. Finder." The actress is trying to make up her mind as to whether this sort of honesty is real honestly or just an apology to a con science. "ON THE STROKE OF TWELVE." The closing performance of Joseph Le Brandt's big sensational melo drama, "On the Stroke of Twelve," at tlie Jacques, will be given this even- j mg. Large audiences nave oeen in evidence the past two Kinys, ami tun splendid play has called forth quite as much enthusiasm and approbation as if. did last season when it proved one of the greatest successes recorded at this house. "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN." There has been a big demaud to-day for seats for Al W. Martin's big pro duction of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," on Monday evening at Poli's. Just why people 'will flock to see this show is as Lord Dundreary would say, "one of those things that no fellow could rind out." No play has been more abused, and yet when properly pre sented none is of more interest. In deed, when put on in iae gorgeous and effective style that Mr Martin has achieved, it is specially attractive. His cast is a strong one throughout. Uncle Tom being played by Milt G. Barlow, for years famous as the head of Barlow. Wilson. Primrose and West's minstrels. There is everything in the way of scenery and appoint ments to make the production com plete and such additional features as Georgia Jubilee shouters. Siberian bloodhounds, ponies, donkeys and others et cetera, help to make it im posing. Prices are 23c, 35c and 50e. "THE TIDE OF LIFE." The succeeding attraction at the Jacques, "The Tide of Life," will open with a. special matinee on Monday. It is a lively drama, heart-wringing pathos, rollicking humor, music, sing ing and dancing, daring electrical effects, heroism, combats, and over all the atmosphere of true refinement, all being found in it, according to the critics of New York and other cities. When the curtain rises on The real life scene along the docks of New, Y'ork, and one sees that there is vil lainy afoot, the attention is held bv a breathless strain. There is a. splash and some one is struggling in the dark waters. Before one has ceased shud dering at this incident one finds him self in a junk shop in the heart -of the seafaring district, and, with a burly river pilot triumphing over his enemy for the time being, the audience un derstands the plot that is to be de veloped throughout the five acts.? Af ter that you do not notice the flight of time, and you can hardly believe that the evening is over when the final curtain falls. You have been so ab sorbed iu the play that you do not know that you ha ve been in the theater ten minutes. Does not that prove that "The Tide of Life" is a strong play? It would seem so. "ALL ON ACCOUNT OF ELIZA." Louis Mann and Clara Lipman, who come to Poli's on Tuesday evening iu their brilliant comedy success, . "All On Account of Eliza," are well known here from . their former successes. When they first played "The Tele phone Girl" here two seasons ago they made an impression that has ' since kept them among the greatest favor ites who visit the city. The comedy which they are to present, "All. On Account of Eliza," was presented at Poli's early in the season, but it was only its third performance and it was, therefore, somewhat crude. Since then. Uiowever, they have played it with much success in New York and on the road, and they Ere to return to New Y'ork for another run in two weeks. The play is a thoroughly amusing one. and it should draw out all lovers of laughter who remember Mr Mann's wonderful twisting of the English lan guage. The sale of seats opens Mon day at 23c, 50c 75e, $1' and $1.50. ROBERT B. MAXTELL. The well-known : romantic" actpr, Robert B. Mantell in "A Free Dance," Thursday evening at Poli's. . J MEETINGS TO-NIGHT. ' Nosahogan lodge school meetings. Friendly . league home evening, hand sewing. . .. , . .. . . V MEETINGS TO-MORROW. , Socialist Iaoor party. ' " - Waterhnry Turn' Vereto. ' ' 1 ' - ? : Barcelona cotracH,'?C of C. 1 French Cnr4!aa institute. t rwufcr j $ t noX Nine aocl German Fur-Skin Dresser, Xlvinir- in v" Chicago, Does Work for EmV reiici and Queens. . r . . .... X. George Hofer, fur skin dresser, to kings and- emperors, lords, dukes and millionaires, lives with his three dogs ia a quaint, gloomy little room in the rear of 1249 North Ashland avenue, Chicago. - " " His little shop, 13 by 30 feet in size, sees skins of fabulous value arrive in the green state from all parts of the world and leave again by express in the most perfect condition fur skins can attain. From South Africa, Asia, all parts of Europe; South America and all points in the- United States, and even from Alaska and Australia, come bales of skins to be dressed by this little German living in an obscure part of an obscure street. The approach to his workshop is through one of the worst streets in the city. Mud to the depth of two feet or more makes the thoroughfare impassable to vehicles, and the wabbly board walks are made sa.fe only by the constant care of Hofer and his1 indus trious neighbors. The walks leading to the rear building, where the shop is located, are as clean a.s da y scrubbing can make them, and the building in which Hofer carries on his work is so thoroughly disinfected that the odor of skins or that viie smell iisually per ceptible in a tannery is entirely absent. The entire place bears that evidence of bachelor neatness and thrift that comes with years of toil and economy peculiar to the German. Hofer has lived in Chicago 14 years, having arrived here just 12 days be fore the Haymarket riot in 1S86 from New Y'ork, in which city he had spent 16 years from the time he left Ham burg. Comparatively unknown to all ex cept those engaged in the handling of , the most valuable fur skins, Hofer, in his unassuming- way, continues to use his art in dressing skins for ro3' alty and. all the big fur houses of America. He was born in 1846 at Waringkin, German3-, and after slight schooling started as ail apprentice to learn the trade of skin dressing in Preylau. Prus sia, province of Konig&berg, at the age of ten. He served his apprenticeship and afterwards traveled extensively through all the countries of Europe seeking new information that would lead to a greater proficiency in his trade. During these travels he gained a reputation as curer and dresser of skins that brought him work from the royalty of all Europe. He has dressed skins for three czars of Eussia. for Em- OLD SKIN DRESSER AT WORK. peror William of Germany, and two of his predecessors, for Queen Y'ictoria and King EdwarJ, and, in fact, for all the nobility of Eutope that could af ford to buy their skins in the rough and have the dressing and tanning done privately. Hofer dressed the skins for the coming-out cloak of John Wanamaker's daughter upon the occasion of her en trance into society 18 years ago. The skies were those of the sable and sea otter, which are tlte most valuable of all skins, according to Hofer, ex cepting the real chinchilla., which is so small the quantity required in the make-up of a garment, places upon it a fabulous price. Sea otter skins bring from $(500 to $2,(100 each and sable from $4C0 to $000. The Wananiaker cloak cost $4.G00. Hofer, previous to his coming to this country, worked in various large cities of German, Russia, Norway, .Sweden, Austria . and France. His first work in Chicago was for a firm on the West side. It was while engaged at this place his life was saved by a Mrs. Sehwes'er when strikei attempted to kill him, and at this place he also saved the credit and reputation of his em ployers by advancing to them, without security, money sufficient topay off the striking employes. He later worked for a glove concern for five years, then started in for him self, doing some of his first work for Lincoln; Park. This work "was the dressing of a monkey Ekin, which was wanted in a htirr3', but great care re quired. Hofer sarcastically requested the messenger to seat himself and wait for the skin,' as he could do it immedi ately.. The visitor gave him time, how ever, and Hofer, after working faith fully for 24 hours without sleep, deliv ered the skin, v When asked for his bill he replied: "Oh, when I do anything for art's sake I never charge." This gave' him the start with the park officials and he has done all their skin tanning since. ' Hofer is a bachelor and a descendant of Andreas Hofer, the Tyrolese patriot, and.' proved his fighting qualities by serving as sergeant in the Forty-fifth German -infantry, earning his medals, fbr bravery in the battle of Gravelotte and numerous other skirmishes. Only last year he received a magnifl cent medal from Emperor William ir recognition of his services to Ms im perial father. Whales Fleeing- from a Coia Win. ' The United States revenue'-cutter Windom. arrived at Norfolk, Va., .the other day from an extended partolling trip. When the cutter was passing in the capes her crew sighted a school of -whales headed for -the south. There appeared to be about SO of the mon sters, who were spouting tons of water. Whle. going- south at; this season of the year are a sure forerunner of cold Wat her. .The cold wave arrived a few r after the acfaoM paaaed Cape 7 iff - --- Chicago - Philanthropist Who ' Ac quired a Fortune Honestly. Some Fact About Dr. Pearsons Who Is Dispensing? His Money to Needy. I Colleares and Schools Be. fore His Dentil. Dr. D. K. Pearsons, the aged mil lionaire of Chicago, who is giving away his large fortune, is not a phy sician, as his title might imply. It came to him in the annual dispensa tion of college honors. He was a shrewd, sharp business man during his active life. The architect of his own fortunes, he made his money in Chicago by taking advantage of op portunities during its years of rapid development. He was a real estate expert, and a great deal of his prop erty was accumulated by judicious in vestments in ' that, .line .. DR. D. K. PEARSONS. ; (Chicago Philanthropist Deeply Interested in Education.) ' Twenty-three years ago Dr. Pear sons was ;just beginning to attract at tention. He was already a man of wealth, but the general public knew little about him. One day, however, when Chicago had become very much disgusted by boodling and other scan dals in the city government, an era of reform was ushered in and Dr. Pear sons was elected a member of the so called reform common council. He was tall and straight, with the black est of hair and the sharpest of eyes, which he devoted to scanning every cranny, of the city hall and every phase of public affairs. He saw a grab in every ordinance introduced into the council until he proved it to be honest. He became known as the great objector and the watchdog of the treasury. Professional aldermen and other ward politicians hated him like poison and he reciprocated the sentiment. One day it was found that Chicago did not have money enough in its treasury to pay the interest on its bonds. Money must be raised or the city would default in -its obligations. Dr. Pearsons arose in the council chamber td make this suggestion: "We don't :want to go down east to borrow money with which to pay our interest. We can raise all the money we need from our common- people right here in the city. Let us issue a popular loan and invite everybody to take a little of it until we have bor rowed $600,000." So this was done. The loan wa not advertised through the banks of the city, but -was passed over the coun ter of the treasurer's office, and the greater part of it was takeiu by those who had only a few hundred dollars to invest and usually put their money in savings banks. In a few days, the loan was entirely taken and there were hundreds of investors. The pop ular loan was a great success. One day, says the New York Sun, Dr. Pearsons met a newspaper report er of a thrifty turn who had saved $000 and invested it in the popular loan. "Mr. Jones," said Dr. Pearsons, "I see you have put a nice little sum in the loan. . I am glatt j-ou have saved so much money. I like thrift. I wish I saw more evidence of it in all the newspaper- reporters that come to me for news. I advise, you to go right ahead saving your dollars; and if you will come to me when you have $200 or $300 to spare I will tell you how to invest itsafely so as to yield an ex cellent return; and if you think my advice worth anything to you when you wish to invest money you may have it." This incident was characteristic of the man. He has always been a friend to everybody whom he thought tried to do right. He has hated evil doers with more bitterness and vigor of de nunciation than is often seen; but he would lend a helping hand to the worthy, and was particularly interest ed in ambitious young fellows who were beginning their career. But no humbug could impose tipon him. No tramp could have his money unless he worked for it. While he was a mem ber of Chicago's council he punctured every sham and shady bill he saw; and now he is giving his fortune to help eductaion in many parts of the country. So in- his old age he is crowning with benefactions his long career of hard work, honorable deal ing and honest public service. ' . , traiand'Hnance. Since 1S40 banking capital, in Eng land has increased from 132 to 920 mil lions. Ireland made 190,000,000 yards of linen in 1866. This has now dropped to 140,000,000. Great Britain's mining population grew from 300,000 to 1,600,000 in the past century. . . . ' ; The annual exports of coal and coke from Great Britain aggregate nearly 50,000,000 tons. Seven thousand and fifty-seven Eng lish people became bankrupt last year. Of these 373 were women. ; On the 88,150,000 invested by. Eng lish towns in municipal trading, a year ly profit is made of i 3,000,000. ' There were 500 bankruptcies a year in Great Britain between 1790 and 1800. This number has grown to 14,000 a'year for the last ten years. - . It ia estimated that during the first five year of this century the enormous sum o( $100,000,000 will be expended by Pkasera of autoinoMlea , r -. The 49-53 Aim 4 -sv j The most extraordinary purchase of Fine Ham- burg Embroideries, Laces and Lace Curtains ever shown in this state. The goods are finest goodt made, ranging from 10c to $1 per yard, will be pufont sale from 1c to 49c a yard. . ( The Lace Curtains cost from $2 to $8 a pair will be on sale at 98c to $1.98 a pair. s Lovers of beautiful work will do well to be on hand early and get selections. V Sale commences promptly at 9 a, m. Frank P. son's with Two Car Loads. One car of Gentremen's Drivers, Family Horses and Coach Horses, the other General Purpose and Draft Horses. The car of Northerners were selected by Mr. Benham, and those from the West by his buyer, David Nudd. 40 as fine Horses can be seen at this stable, 308 NORTH FiAIN STREET AS CAN BE FOUND IN THE STATE. WE LEAD '20th Century Bicycles V Iaytons. V ia w Crescents, Crawfords 32 Center Street. The Leading Bicycle, Athletic and Pho nograph House in Connecticut. How to Clean Oil Paintings. Oil painting-s may be cleaned by dividing- a sound, ; raw potato-, having1 previously removed- the shin, and ap-. plying- the flat, cut side to the surface of the picture. , As the soaplike froth accumulates use a very soft piece of sponge. and' a little tepid water to re move it. The superfluous moisture will be readily absorbed by the care ful application, of a prece of chamois leather. As the potato gets dirtier cut off a thin slice and use again Kitchen Work Made Easy. iWhen commencing to cook dinner, you will save much time and labor by placing all the things likely to be want ed on the. kitchen table. At the same time it is not well to accumulate too many articles. Clear as you proceed. You will thus always have a clear kitch en. The plates and dishes should be placed in a screen before the fire as soon as the cooking begins. Hot plates are indispensable to the enjoyment of a good dinner. COMING EVENTS. City hall, February IS United French societies of WaterUury, concert and dance. Turn hall, Scovill street, February 21 German band dance. Speedwell hall, February 26-Myrtle temple, No 3, K. S., exhibition drill. City haril, March 17 Catholic Wo men's association, grand entertain ment - Pew Words about A prominent Montreal clergyman, the Rev. James H. Dixon, Rector St. Jades and lion. -Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, writes: "Permit me to send yon a few lines to strongly recommend Perky Dxtis' Pain-Kiixeh. I have used it with satisfaction for thirty-five years. It is a prepara tion which deserves fall public confidence. . A sure cure for ore Throat, rmii-iviiiKr sough., uusgn hills. Mill Hill VI VnillS! : ihmmhmmssbsmsh. Cramp,. Ac. -.'f. : . - Two Sirs, 2Sc and Mc. TWls oHj vm Pio-Kiijr, parry Oavla. South main Street. Benham FOR 1901- For 20th Century People. THE PRICES. Orients, $35, $.-, ?00, ST.", ?ST Eagles, $25, 30. S35, 40, $45, -f-'O, SCO Heading Standards, ?30, -?40, S45 Spaldings, $30. $33, $40. $... SCO, ST3 Iver Joiinson Cycles, $30, $35, $40, $43 and $50. 41 , ;i, $23, $35, $50, $00 $25, $35 9 Laundering a Shirt There's a good deal to know about aunderiug Shirts, Collars and Cuffs properly. We know how and put our knowledge into practice on your Shirts, dollars and Cuffs, if you're wise enough to let us. Try us a while. Davis Steam Laundry 17 CANAL STIIEET. Branch office, 67 Grand street. People's Market Spring Latao, Chicken, Veal, Mut- ton, Chicago Dressed Beef md Ka- tive Beef. . The finest quality of Vegetables., Always fresh. ' ."THE OLD RELiIABIjXV s the largest in . the city and keeps . the t largest stock to select from,' S. BOHL, Proprietor : 64 SOUTH MAIS ST. " i : ,. . .. - j.y ; Telephone Orders X'rotBgirjr. Attended pLE ASEB ; ; p . . V--. JACQUES OPERA HOUSE THURSDAY, FRIDAY. SATURDAY; FKli 14, 15, 1G. (Matinees Every Day.) Joseph LeKraudt's l'ig Sensational Melodrama, On the Stroke of Twelve Produced by 'Whitaker and Lawrencei l'rices 1j, 2o, 3,, 50c. Matinees, 10 and 20c. Sale of seats Wednesday February 1. j JACQUES OPERA HOUSE MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WED XESDAY, FEB IS, 19, 20. fMatinees Every Day.) The Great Sensational Melodrama ..Be Tide of Life.. Fy Edward Woitzel. Prices l."c, 25c, 3e, iWc. Matinees, 10c and 2(lc. Sale of Seats Saturday, February lu". pOLl'S THEATER. MONDAY EVBXIXG, FEB IS. Al W.Martin's mammoth production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. With the Eminent Minstrel Star, MILT G. BARLOW, In the Role of Uncle Tom. rrif-es 2."io, 35c, r.Oc Sale of- Seatg Saturday, February 1G. rOLI'S THEATER. TUESDAY EVENING, FEB. 19. Return of the Big Laughing Success LOUIS CLARA and MANN LIPMAN In Their Uproariously Funny Comedy, AH On Account of Eliza. Prices, 25c, 50c, 75c, "SI and $1.50. Sale of seats Monday, February' 18. Short ea. Trips V Of two to five days' duration, are offered by the . 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