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WATEEBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, MARCH 2. 1903.
. ne57S FROM SUBURBAN TOWNS , NAUGATUGK NUGGETS Sfcw Organization Formed In Nauga tuck Saturday Evening. , Jk. meeting of about twenty-flve of the prominent citizens of the borough f ws held Saturday evening in the bor ough court room for the purpose of forming an organization whose object ; would be, to see that the borough be Jkept up in appearance and that the officials concerned in doing this be forced to do their duty. The meeting ;jwtos called, to order at 8:80 o'clock by jlhe Rev W. H. Garth, who said that sat a meeting of a few citieens held Tfednesday evening at the home of S&rward B. Tuttl on Millvllle avenue, 'plana for bettering the conditions now ! (existing in the borough were talked iorer and that it was flnay decided to f Adjourn until Saturday evening and to invite servers! - of the - representative jynen f the borough to be present. At .the meeting bold in Mr Turtles' home the; Eev Mr Garth was elected chair ;?nan and O. A. Berger clerk pro tern. fAftar explaining the object foif which rtne meeting, was called Mr Garth then ticalled for nominations for chairman !Tid clerk to preside at this, meeting. The vote resulted in the Rev Mr Garth being elected to the chair and Mr Ber ber cierk until regular officers are elect K4 Remarks in regard to what work jSl society for borough improvements ould do were made by W. T. Rohden vfiack, Ir 'Baker, D. P: Mills, Attorney :Swrcney, . "Willi's mWard, Attorney Bow fcnnd ex-Senator Kennedy and others. Particular mention was made of the 'irn sightly condition of the lot north of j'John M. Page & Go's store, where, one .of those present remarked, heaps of ld rubbish were hid by an old bill i hoard. The yard in the rear of Hop ison block was also raked over and it -wa mentioned that so long as a brick Avail or old billboard can be used to iLIde such eyesores they would go on. becoming worse ' day after day. Mr "niiortenbaek said that the society should organise and he moved that it should be named the Borough Improve ment society. IT1 motion was carried without a dissenting voice, n. B. Tut tie. P. X Brennan and W. T. Rhoden !nck were appointed a "committee to draw up a constitution and by-laws. At 9:35 the meeting adjourned " until Saturday evening. March 7.-:, i J i St Cecilia's T. A. and B. society will liold a regular meeting this evening In their rooms in St Francis's school funding. - ' - ; ! The severe wind which blew all day Ti-- aturday 'dld considerable damage to XToperty about town. Several of the f tores had windows In their doors smashed and other damage done. On Rubber-avenue several blinds were ripped -off: one house and several win dows broken. If any truth can be put axpon the oldtadage, 'tMarch comes In like a'lion and. goes out like a lamb." thmi there is every reason to believe tnnt the closing days of the month will be pleasant and spring-like, , for the lion's share has come jn good shape. The funeral of Sandy Smith took place yesterday afternoon at 1 'o'clock from the home of his daughter, "ahpa J. Smith, in Union City. The Rev W. 1A. Garth officiated. - ) The board of warden and burgesses "will hold their regular monthly meet in"; to-morrow evening In the borough court room. -s j. ,- '.:. There will be basket ball at the opera jhouse this evening. The games prom ise to be quite interesting and exciting. -Mohawka vs Blue Fronts and N. A. C. .Ys I. H. C. A requiem high mass will be cele 1rated at St Francis's church Wednes day morning at 8 o'clock for the repose of the soul of the late Miss Grace Cross. - - , . Aaa me Others Are. People who have occasion to be jartuck up hardly ever are; -Washing' tovi (la) Democrat. t Th& Iliaa Ton Hare Always Ia v for over 80 years, . Allow - r si ' All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-ood" are but; Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Inf&ats and Children Experience against Experiment ' What is CASTORIA Castoria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic eubstance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms nd allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. , It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend genuine" CASTORIA always 7 Bears the The Kind You Hp Always In Use For Over 30 Yearo. THt CCMTAUM COM0ANV, Tf MURRf f 4rrJ MEW Vftlt OlTV. T .,- iTi'-'-f -ir-T- r-i-T TTT-wm; nammi 'iiiw hwiwjwwwW'HPi vmmm mam -' irf-l 'ff--wfrtWiTti'-iifi. jfW-iifcyawMitfiM 1Wiif-'fc'Yr jteilirr :T!cf nilrtu i -.iT- THm -M tfi1! a' Tift ,iWiiitffiWfrlriff i1fTirtOT itfflWliioimi)WH1 iBI WATERTOWN JOTTINGS Tickets are Out for Letcure by Rev Father Loftus. Earl Hudson of Ansonla is visiting with Bertram Hudson and family. at ra Tfifomb of Thomaston, a for mer resident here, was in town Satur day visiting friends. John M. Keiltv. who has .been ill ror some time, is slowly improving. Jason Hart will leave to-day tor West Suffleld, where he has accepted a position as teamster for his uncle. Herbert Bassett and wife of Torring- ton were in town over Sunday. Homer Heminway of New York ar rived in town last evening. Edward Brouette of Bridgeport was hi town Sunday visiting his family. James White, 2d, who has been ill for some time - past, Is somewhat im proved. ' Mrs Thomas Shields is on. the sick list. , : Harry Blakeslee has sold his horse to Joseph Holcomb. ..- ' The Center school did, not hold ses sion to-day, as to-day Is visiting day. Tickets for the lecture to be given In St Patrick's church on St Patrick's day by the Rev Father Loftus are sell ing well. William Kellty of Naugatuck spent Sunday in town. Dr Charles Warren of the Massachu setts institute of technology spent Sun day in town. - ... . : -. . v.- -. . ' The .regular meeting of the New Century circle, C. O. FY, will take place In Pyifchian hall Tuesday evening, March 3, at 7:30. All members will please attend. . " - ' ' OflKVlLLE HAPPENINGS Mr and Mrs Fred Lawrey of Simons ville were the guests of Mr Lawrey's mother, Mrs Jacob Gale oyer Sunday. Miss Ray Smith is suffering with a severe' attack of grip. , -' J ' - ; , Miss Nellie McCarthy Is ill with an attack of grip. " The Rev Sidney Dixon, pastor of All Saints, has just returned from a trip to New York city. L. C. Wood of New York, made a visit to this place last week. . Mrs Layton Rose has recovered from her recent illness. Miss Kate Wonn is very 111 with the grip. , DrKrmlnv of Corn. The degerening of corn that is,' re moving -the yellow germ from the tip of each kernelis necessary in all corn for export becau&e the germ, when com is in the bold of a vessel,' start; a fermentation which spoils' the whole cargo. The product each year of this degerming is about 5,000,000 gallons of com oil, which has heretofore been used to adulterate linseed oil, but now a process for clarifying it and remov ing its peculiar odor brings at in to com petition wiUi' oJive'and cottoosi.jaJi Physical eraatltltr. Waggsby That new friend of yours Is one of the most versatile men, anatomically y speaking, that I have ever. 'seen, rv .--.,.'','.:-.') Naggsby -I don't quite understand. Waggsby- Why, he is the ouly per son I have ever known who was both knock-kneed " and bowlegged. Balti more American. Severe on the VIJotts. The penalty among the Hottentots for widows who marry again is some what severe. It Is the rule among these people that, .before so marry ing, a widow must cut off" the joint of a linger and present it to her new husband on the wedding day." N. Y. Tribune. Bought, and which has been. has borne the sigrnatnro of M .-Ji rui and has been made under his per sonal supervision since Its infancy no one to deneive vnn In tlila. Signature of BougM CHICAGO MUSHB00MS Development of a Unique Industry in the Big City. Kanr Tobii of tlte Fnncold Bdtfct Baiaed for Hom Contamftlon ( and Shipment iSome Detail I of thm Work. Chicago has. in the last few years developed an additional claim to fame. It has beeomo the mushroom center of the United States and one of the largest producers of the edible fungus in the world, reports th Tribune. From the scattering cellar beds that ten years ago produced all the mushrooms grown in . the city there has developed an industry re quiring acres of, low brick' and wood structures and the employment ef hundreds of men and women. For the last two' or threa , years Chicago has produced annually from; 60 to 75 tons of mushrooms. The, city has itself nursed the , industry and made , it what it is, for of the 75 tons which it is estimated the city mushroom growers will ; put out be fore the present , season ends, in June, Chicago is expected to consume In its hotels, clubs, restaurants and private homes ; some 50 tons. This represents the average annual con sumption in the city, the remainder of the crop being shipped to near-by cities.' '. !,: v ;- ';'-;::','., The Chicago mushroom is said 'to be much sought after by restaurants and hotels in the larger cities of the west and northwest, because of Its superior flavor, due to the high state of cultivation reached through ex periments with soils and water and temperatures by the larger growers here. . The Chicago mushroom is also de clared to spring tip , just a trifle quicker than the proverbial mush room. The usual time of five or six weeks is required for 'the spawn, which is imported from Europe, to reach the top of the earth,' but once the growth breaks through the soil and into the Chicago air the muan- room makes better time in reaching its full growth, it is said, than & would anywhere else on earth. I The largest mushroom producer m the city, and one of the largest, in the world, a Chicago pioneer, who' was born in Fort Dearborn in 1836,. with his son,' who is now ; associated with him in the business, has housed in seven low brick structures, stand ing partly under; and partly over ground, 87,000 square feet of ,t beds, from which during the height of the season ia taken a ton of; mushrooms a week, -v-' -V '.V'iy-v : .' " Inside the structures are tiers upon tiers of board floored, bunklike beds, reaching from the , gravel floor to the ceiling. In each bed there is a layer of half a foot of manure, with a topping of two inches of ,rich soil. Five tons of manure and sou are Required each year for the beds of this one farm. Thirty women, who during the mushroom season act as pickers, are kept busy in June, and July turning the manure in the sun and preparing it for the beds. Worn-; en are hired in preference to men, because they exhibit greater care in the work of curing the manure, upon which largely depends thei success or failure of the year's crop. , , ) The laying of the beds is begun in July, the manure 'and soil being car ried, over the top of the buildings in' cars and dumped into ' the ' beds through traps in the roof. Spawning the bedst the next oper ation. The Jackson beds require 12,000 pounds of spawn, or mycelium, which is a network of white, threadlike fiber, running through a compost of manure, and loam and molded in the form of a brick nine inches long, five inches wide and two inches thick. .The bricks are broken up into ' small pieces and planted deep down in the manure. ' After the spawning ' the grower spends, six weeks of anxiety over his beds, failures due to poor spawn be ing not unusual. The first indications above ground of a successful crop are patches of white here and there, the mushroom being no larger than a pin head at its first appearance above, ground. If the crop Is to be a par ticularly large one, the white is pre ceded by a bluish mold, showing In spots oyer the entire bed. The mushrooms are picked morning and afternoon, packed in the evening, and sent to., the downtown - hotels, clubs, restaurants and , commission houses the following morning. On the farm in Bowmanvillei the whole force of 30 women is employed in pick ing during the busy season. ItN has been estimated that one man, to pick the combined length of all the beds, would have to walk four miles in the operation. - .' , Each mushroom is picked separately and placed in a bfPshel basket. They are then packed in one pound boxes and sent to market in three grades No. 1, the perfect, large-sized mush room; No. i, the smaller or "button" size,-and No." S, the deformed and broken ; caps. " r ' ;. The brick of manure and loam and seed, which is the beginning of the mushroom, is made in England and Holland and imported into the United States. As made in Holland, the brick of manure and loam is molded first. Holes are scooped out at the middle end each of the four corners' and maiden spawn inserted into them. The holes are then plastered up with the same compost the brick is made of. The bricks are then placed in piles and covered for several days with manure, taken down,, turned v.upside down, and returned to their original positions again and again until ., the mycelium in each brick has impreg-. nated it thoroughly, when it is ready for shipment. . . Stopped by. Squirrel. A half dozen men worked all one day in a Greenwood (Me.) mill recently try ing to get it started, and two of them continued the next t day. In despair they took the eugine,to pieces. Inside the cylinder were several parts ; of nuts, bits of bark and other fine stuff. A squirrel had gone in through the exhaust pipe, and had discovered un excellent place for , a winter store-JxQuae.-rN. Yi.Snxu' FRILLS AND FANCIES A Few of a Attractive Features of! the Comtnsr 8aon' '." Costume. ' Pastel shades will be much .worn' luring the spring months, the fash-, Ion oracles say, and although the ! pouched bolero will not be altogether abandoned there will be many other5 rtyles of equal popularity to provej formidable rivals, reports the Brook- lyn Eagle. f The princess model continues in high j favor with those who can wear this ; pomewhat trying type of gown, and' some exquisite evening gowns and re ception ccettumes are being fashioned in this style by modistes. One prin ces robe of soft green velvet was re-1 lieved by trimming of knotted silk fringe-and lovely gold embroidery. j The greatest latitude prevails withj regard to sleeves and the bell, the fan and all the other varieties figure in the list, couturieres endeavoring to add a' touch of originality in shape or trim ming. ' Ribbon, which has occupied so con spicuous a place in dress and millinery: rarnitnrs during the present season,) will continue j in favor in the spring.' In addition to the standard and pastel colorings somber effects are expected, to be much in evidence. Etamines and veilings will be the leaders in spring fabrics. In the for mer fancy effects and noticeably an openwork weave resembling a check are expected to be more in demand than the plain materials. - ' Belts of gold ribbon fastened with antique buckles of seme dull metal, set with Persian coral, are smart and not very costly.- '':;r A pretty pattern of wheels edges lome of the latest turnover collars. The shepherdess shape is to be the spring leader in hats, the ' fashion prophets say, and picture effects with long plumes and soft lace garniture will prevail. LIE ON THE LEFT SIDE. AJ finartxestloa Which May Be Fol-' twd with Bensflt la Cases of Xndllia-satloa. V . Undoubtedly for sound, . healthful laep 13m best position ia to lie on the righ side, It is a curious, fact, howeverv that to roll over oa the left side i quite a relief in case of in iigestaon, says Medical Talk for tbe Home. ..'(; Let na suppose at person, has gone to bed. He is. eitker lying on his right side or on his back.- He feels a certain amount of fullness in the, stomach and perhaps distress. If he Is. in the habit of taking a dope he thinks at once of hia dope.'; Somo stomachic or perhaps a cup of hot water or may be a hot sling is thought of. , ' . t ' ." . Instead of doing any of ' these things, if he will just simply roll over on his left side he, will bo sur prised how quickly, belching of wind; will occur, and 'almost .complete - re lief from the distress. , : The explanation is that . lying on the left side crowds the.,, stomach. This lessens , the capacity, . of the stomach V and forces , the i gas , up through the esophagus, ( .This ' will frequently bring ; much .relief.'. - A more natural and lasting relief than any drug could have . done.', , ; Try it the next; time you have any, of the throes ef indigestion after go ing to bed.- Lie on the left side for, 15 or 20 minutes and see if it docs' not, disappear. It Is a very effective remedy. It is a remedy that the osteopaths would especially approve of, as it is of a mechanical nature, and applied' directly to the disease. After .the gas ' has been all forced out of the stomach in this way th e sleeper can generally roll over on his back or right side and go to sleep, Jerusalem PnddlB jr. Soak one-half box of gelatine in one half cupful of cold water for one-half, hour, When read to use, dissolve over hot water. Boil one-fourth cupful of rice for 20 minutes,, drain and throw, into a bowl of cold water. Drain again and dry carefully. Cut up three figs and three ounces of preserved ginger Into tiny pieces and soak for 15 min utes in one gill of lemon juice. Whip thoroughly one pint of cream, to which add one-half cupful of powdered sugar and one teaspoonful ofvanilla. Now add rice, fruit and dissolved gelatine. Stir carefully and steadily until cream begins to thicken. Stand in a pan of ice and let ripen for two hours or' more. Whipped cream can be poured over the pudding; it improves it, but is not necessary. Good Housekeep ing. , v ' I Date Cereal Mash. This served with good cream will givii a hearty, wholesome and digestible breakfast. Put a quart of boiling wa ter in a kettle with a little salt and slowly sift into the boiling; water, through your fingers, enough entire wheat meal, about a cupful, to thicken to a soft mush; as soon as the meal begins to remain on top, enough has. been added and water is absorbed. If more nwal is added the mush will be lumpy. Let cook gently for 20 min utes and then stir in a cupful of seeded dates, cover and cook ten minutes longer, then serve hot or cold, with cream. Washington Star. - Hashed Onions, Sonhtse Style. Peal a' dozen onions, blanch and drain them. Put them into a sauce pan with enough chicken broth to .cover them nicely. Simmer them slow ly until they are done, but do not al low them to take color. Add a cupful of bechamel sauce and let it cook until well reduced and thick, then rub the whole through a sieve. .., Add a little butter and a piece of chicken glaze, season to taste and serve. Washing ton Star. ' ," Another Catch. Jolkley Say,' you know the story of the eye of a needle, don't you? Polkley No. What is it? ' "That's the hole of .it:" Philadel phia Press. No Cause for Alarm. Mr. Bacon When all the fools are dead I don't want id be alive. Mrs. Bacon Well, don't worry; you won't be. Yonkers Statesman. A BLAZE OF GEMS. Surpassing Splendor of the Royal pageant at Delhi. - Indian Nabobs Attend the Proclama tion Ceremonies Clothed la Alt fhe naa-sUaccatce of JTheta , Station , For 2,000 years, a nd who can tell ho wi much longer, India haa beenatbaorbing jewels. Jiubiea, diamonds, pearls and emeralds have found their way to Hin dustan by caravan and sea, while the (nines of Burmah and of India itself have also contributed their quota to this demand for gems. ., What ha become of them? Only an' insignificant quantity has found ; its way ou of that country, for once they are acquired by native nobles and rul ers they go to the treasure house and seldom see light. Itaiah '" after rajah occupies the thrones of the native states, and each adds to the royal store of gems. In the old times raid after raid swept these kingdoms; 'but the conquerors seldom discovered the hiding places of the jewels, and royal princes bore tor ture and death rather than give up the secret, says a London paper. Gold is clumsy and . bulky in com parison with rubies of the same value. Ten; thousand pounds', worth of ru bies could be concealed , in a turban; but even the voluminous robes of the east could not hide gold to a similar value, so the popularity of jewels as the most portable form of wealth is easily understood. : V ; V The best opportunity of displaying this priceless accumulation for a gen eration has been the Delhi durbar. It is safe to say that the ruling chiefs that did homage to the English "Baj" on New Year's day wore on their cloth ing the resources of their kingdom. Not only were the , turbans, ' robes, ewordhilts and scabbards crusted with, gems, but the trappings of thedr very elephants shone with jewels. Perhaps the maharajah of Qwalior wore the most splendid collection amid the gor geous display. His collar of immense emeralds was worn over in England during the coronation festivities, and attracted great admiration. The three banda of magnificent stones composing it are native cut, They make a splendid and glitter ing show; but if recut in European fashion their brilliancy would bp in creased tenfold. Indian1 rulers, how ever, are a conservative race,xand re gard such a suggestion as the recut ting of their jewels as vandalism. The rest of this rajah's robes are covered with gold embroidery set with many smaller emeralds. , Many of these jewels have lpst much of their value (according to our ideas)' from the fact that they have been pierced fori convenience in attaching them to the princes clothing. Vvv,:: j. ; In the case of the rajah, of Baroda, a number of his priceless diamonds have, not only been pierced but en graved with texts. "Baroda" wears a collar of strings ,pf large diamonds that: might almost be termed a cape. nereYand there it is picked out by the glow of a red ruby or the gleam of an emerald or sapphire, i In his tur ban he wears a large tassel of care fully, graded pearls,' and - th top of this wonderful headdress is a mass of variegated gems matching the collar, while great diamonds are set as pend ants all round. '.: " ; Though Sir Per tab Singh, mahara jah of Idar, is a comparatively wealthy man, he is poor compared bo some of his compeers. Yet he wears in hia turban a jewel that he would not ex change for the collar of Gwalior or the headdress of Baroda. ' ,' It is a little miniature of Queen Vic toria set in ih midst of a circle of brilliants. It was presented to the gallant Sikh chief by her majesty her self, and he is .never seen without it. No rajah sets greater value to the heirlooms that have come down to him from 40 generations of forebears than. Sir Pertab attaches to this simple gift. A favorite method among some In dian rulers to set off their collection of diamonds is to, sew them on cos tumes of ' black 1 velvet. Against the dead black of the costume the gems sparkle like glow lamps, and the ef fect is indescribably magnificent and barbaric. '. r Pearls are ' the favorite ornamenta of the Nizam of Hyderabad, that powerful-chief, and he has five great rope of them, which he wears on great oc casions, all graded and of inestimable "If there is a paradise' on earth,' if is this, it is this, it is this." . , Such is the inscription ' running round the marble cornice of the De-wan-i-Khas at Ielhi the "Private Hall of Audience," on the banks of the) Jumna, which was the scene of the state ball. The proud boast, of the mogul builder is justified in the beauty and splendor of th work. On a marble platform rises a mar ble pavilion from beautiful marble pil lars. Wondrous decorations are lav ished on the walls, ceilings and pillars. Green, blue, red and purple designs of marble, lapis lazuli, or porphyry are inlaid over every square foot of the interior, and the prophecy .is fulfilled:: "I will make thy windows of agates and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of precious stones.1' , Beautiful as it-is at present, some of its glory has departed. The ceil ing was originally incrusted with mar velous foliage of silver inlaid with gold. The ceiling decorations alone, which now no longer exist, were val ued by Ta vernier, the French jeweler, at over , 1,000,000. In the center was the emperor's judgment seat the crystal, throne used at the durbar, and on which the insignia of royalty rested by the vice roy's side. . - 8tvalned Relations. - ' It took place in a dairy, i The dairyman was pouring large quantities of milk through a fine, wire netting, u:--,. - , There were microbes in. the milk. Other microbes by the- hundred were sitting on the edge of the crock and gayly looking on. Their relations were being strained. Baltimore Trican. .' DIRECTORY OF RELIABLE SPECIALISTS IN WATERBURY. ARCHITECTS B. BENEDICT. , Room 86, 51 Leavenworth et. FRENEY & JACKSON, Room 30, 51 jueavenwortn st. Fronx 43 ifl. Main st. LEONARD ASHEIM Room 25, Lewis building, Bank st, ELECTRICIANS GEORGE M. CHAPMAN & COY 43 East Mam st. DOCTORS 3R R. O, JONES, Veterinary Surgeon, : Sgjyg8 tea 25 Johnson. Tel. TEACHERS OF MTJSI0 CLARA BRZEZINSKI, Citizens Bank building. DENTISTS J. .W. MAHONY, 11 43 East Mala st, 'v FUNERAL DIRECTORS J IL jGRAY & CO, - 35 North Mam street. Funeral Undertakers. Telephone day or night, , SIGN ARTISTS ED OOKELS, .- 11 Spring street. Up-to-date Sign Work. ' LADIES TAILORS FRANK DE FEO, formerly with Held & Hughes, 70 Bank st. Telephone.. CUSTOM TAILOR JAMES H. CLINE, Prichard building, corner Bans; ana jirana sts. T0NS0RIAL ARTISTS GEORGE . KLEEBER, 151 Bantt aL , Over Jones, Morgan & Co's. UIT THE TURKEY BUSINESS. How Secretary .Wliltner'a Good Ia- i tentions were spoiled By a Fevi; Impatient Womea. . The story of how a few impatient women , destroyed a mighty good resolution was recently told by the chief clerk of the navy department. Ia 1888 ' Secretary Whitney waa de layed in getting out his; report, and finally had to push it through with a rush, says the New York Tribune. "So well was the work done," says Mr. Paters, "and so pleased was the secretary, that , two ; ., days before Thanksgiving he sent for : me and said: .' Mr. Peters, I wish you would go to th ' market and buy a turkey for every employe of the government printing office.' 'But, Mr. Secretary,' I replied, 'it would reyaire 3,000 tur keys to fill that order.' It 'makes no difference if 5,000 would be needed; buy them ;-Tt i impossible,' I said; 'there are not 3,000 un Bold turkey s to be had in Washington ( to-day.' Then, said he, 'ascertain the names of the men who . had the principal part in getting out the report, get a turkey for each to-day, and i order the necessary numbeav-S.OOO or 5,000 and see that they are delivered in time for Chrictmas. Under these in structions nine turkeys ' were sent to the printing office that day. The next morning the secretary ' received ten ' letters. Nine were ;notes , of thanks, and the other was a letter from, 55 girls in the bindery, who demanded a turkey each , because of the part they had taken in getting out the report.. As soon as he read that letter the secretary of the navy said : 'Mr. Peters, I have gone out of the turkey , business.' Nothing fur ther! was necessary. The Christmas distribution was ' not ' made, and all on account of the haste' of 55 women to get recognition for their services. All tho Accessories. " "I was coming along New Jersey avenue the other day," said Senator Dubois, ; recently, "and I saw two lit. tie boys playing horse; as I thought.' One boy was In a small cart and the other boy was drawing him.' Trailing along behind the cart cams a most dis consolate . looking little ' girl, a sister of one of the littla boys. I stopped the boys, whom I knew, and said to one of them: ' ',' " 'Tommy, what are you playing? 'We're playing automobile,' replied Tommy. v , . . ,.- : , ' ' 'Well I asked, 'why don't you let sister play,' too P , , " 'She's playing,' said Tommy. She's the gasoline smell. -N. Y. World. , 1 Harrow Escape Something went wrong with Alice the other day and she raised her hand as if to strike her mother." "Why, Alice! " her mother ' ex claimed. "You ' weren't going to strike me, were you?' "Well," returned Alice, "before I thought who you were, I was." Somerville JournaL , . . It Depetnds. Shopper I want to get a vase that doesn't cost too Floorwalker Yea, madam.. China ware department, fourth aisle in. the basement. "Where did you say the "vawses are to.be found?" "Art department, madam; second floor, front." Philadelphia Press.. A New Oeempatlon. An enterprising draper in New York employs an assistant who is particu larly expert in arranging cravats in the most fashionable 6hapes. The assist ant attends weddings and 'helps : the bridegroom and best man to properly adjust their ties for so auspicious an occasion. New York Sun. . Uncle, Rieuben Sayai I ar alius ready to receive good advice from my feller-nen, but at de same time when a pusson comes to me an' eays that Truth should be a lamp to guide my footsteps I'm goln' tq be mighty careful 'bout trad in mewls (wi himj-TTpftroit Free Kress, , 4 BIRDS Singing Birds and Goldfish at F. GRA BER'S ' Bird Store, 1U S. Main st CARRIAGE MAKERS MANN St DERBY, ' Horseshoers,' 16 Brown st, BRIC-A-BRAC AND FURNITURE JOHN L. SAXB, ' 287 Bank Street. . ' CASH BUYERS WILLTAM POSSNER, .303 Bank street. Highest prices paid for Cast-off Cloth , ing. Send postalj ,wfll call, . , HALF PRICE TAILOR r JOHN MOSEL, 24 Abbott avenudi. Repairing, cleaning and pressing 4a ' dies', and gents' garments. RESTAURANTS ' CALLENDAR BROS, " . V , 138 South Main street. 7' H0RSESH0ERS ' .V. W- M. DOYLE. 25 " Jefferson street . i ' ."T7; BRASS BAND Waterbury Italian Band. Music forttll, occasions. Frank DeFeo, Mgu.TeL, PATENTS Patents. Caveats and Preliminary , Examinations, etc. ; JAMES A, PEAS LEY, 51 Leaveaworth street. 1 TINNING AND PLUMB ING Why pyt up Wood Fences when Iron can be put up for less money? Three feet high, per foot 50c. Jobbing neat ly and promptly done. Ridyard, 86 East Main. Telephone 243-14. FROM PAGE TO PREMIER,' Itemarlcablo and Rommntlo Career at fho Prlmo Minister ot ; ' '',"') Tscanda. ' " ', , The career of Apolo Kagwa,' prime ! minister of Uganda, who attended the coronation! in London, has .been , re- '. markable and . romantic. , When a young man he was a page In the court of King M'tesa, and after that rular's death, rose to th rank of steward un- ' der the notorious M'wanga. He al-1 ways held aloof from the barbarities . prevalent at , that time, and ' was in consequence more than'; once ' beaten ' ' I and wounded by M'wanga. ) 1 ' a tt CM ujr jr vw tm wgv n-jvty fJMJ3 uuU'CtT the influence of the Church Missionary! society and haa since remained a loyal ' and stanch friend. of the missionariesv, often at great personal cost. . Though' speaking little English, be is no mean; scholar in hi own tongue and has writ-"' ten three books on the history and folk-' lore of Ws'pople..;:''.'--..'''? u' -.' ' It' was owing to the strong repre sentations of Apolo, says the London Express, that M'wanga in 1890 signed the treaty with Capt. Lugard by which' Uganda became a British protectorate; He ' was head of the forces in 1892, 1 and ruled the country with conspicu ous ability during M'wanga's flight. Had, it not been for his Influence the,,, chiefs would have rebelled and tha country would have had to be recon y quercd. 1 . . .' , ' , . . WARMED-OVER SPEECHES, FJaonoarraph .Cylinders - Bov-nt or Senator Banna, Were Hot Jnit , . . tne Ribt Kind, i Senator. Hanna bought a phono? . graph with six cylinders of ' the "Nancy Brown" and . "Bamboo Tree rariety. He was pleased and told ai servant to lay in a stock of ten more; i cylinders, reports the Baltimore Her l On the way to ' the phonograph' store i the servant ; passed an auction ' ''. place where such cylinders,.' among other things, were sdvertised at cut rates. He purchased and carted the Impressions home, v thinking to be commended by his master for; his- ' shrewd business ability. , Mr. Hanna that evening took up the first cylin der that came to hand, placed it in), position and started the wheels tot' going. The announcement was made ; by the phonograph that there would ; follow "the great anti-trust speech of the Hon. William Bulzer, member of congress from New York." " ' Mr. Hanna cut off the wind of the machine, examined the rest of .th apparatus and found that the rea eon he had gotten the cylinders so ., cheap was that they were all left, ; over speeches by democratic orator , -on. democratic subjects. ' . The next day he , went to thei ; , phonograph : store and laid in ' hi town stock of impressions. r-- - .''- , . ' . . - TKa XHssvrtiilflrAn'si Blaclc TaJK cent chapters in natural history is . that which relates to the many curfc' f bus means that birds and other anl-' mala possess of deceiving the eyes of their enemies. Mr. E. Sandys, in writ- . ing, of upland game-birds, 'calls atten ' tlpn to a remarkable . and beautiful instanced When the ptarmigan puts on Its winter dress it has a black tail. One , ' . might ' smppose ' that " this V would at. tract attention to the bird crouching . v on the snow, but, in fact, it serves for : concealment. " Every projection on a snow field casts a dark shadow, and . that is what the tail of the motionless ptarmigan looks like, the body of the bird resembling' a mere hump on the White background, Nature.' - Watermelon. Railroad i Probably the first railroad ever built! in. the United States principally to haul '.watermelons will be a branch which,' 'the Burlington is getting ready to con-. .struct in southern Missouri this spring' The line will be 60 miles long, and willu run through a' district which is dis tinctively the home of the water melon. Enough melons are said to be, produced there to keep one railroad busy during' the season, haulicsr then. , .. .:. ". wr- v. 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