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WATERBUKT. ETCOTNG DEMOCRAT. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 15, 1903.
Grieve, Bisset & 38 and 40 Bank St, Holland Telephone 222 o-iorrou, Thursday, is irst Anniversa Our ry. We extend you a special invitation to be with us on that day and help us cele- We've prepared an extra menu of Rare Bargains, and if you feel interested in particulars turn to our full page adv on page of this issue. RICVC, BISSET k HOLLAKD. NEWS FROM v SUBURBAN TOWNS NftUGATUGK NUGGETS! fTwo Act Drama Will Be Presented at Columbus Hall. The two-act drama entitled "Dolores, cr' Through the Fires of Sorrow," will bo presented this evening at Columbus !hall by the Children of Mary. The (members In the cast have, spent a good deal of time rehearsing and the play 4s bound to-please, the most exacting. Following is' the cast: - , "" V , Mrs Norton, a wealthy, widow, proud. and passionate.. Miss Nellie O'Brien Augusta, her eldest daughter, haugh- ty and fair. .... .Miss Mary E. .Shea Pauline (afterwards Dolores) .... ..........Miss May Baxter Nellie" Claghorn, Mrs Norton's niece, JMias Alice Barrett Isabel, Nellie's ister - Miss , Agnes Babcock Constance, baby step-fltece ........ ... . Miss - -ose May Carroll Mrs Worthington, a cripple i ... i ....... . Miss Prances Higgins Tom Fincher, a. good hearted police- man .......... Master John Hickey Aunt Betsy' ft nurse in the Norton ' family Miss Lena Barrett &ally Ann Tompkins, a street singer , and pickpocket. V ............ -ls Margaret Baxter The following have been designated W polling places for the May elections: (First ward, borough court room; sec lond ward, MulviUe block; third ward, 'Onlon City house house. , The board f governors of the Bor ough Improvement society will meet this evening at 8 o'clock. The associa tion will meet In the borough court .room at o:30. .. ; The third degree will be conferred .upon a large class of candidates by Ojeda council, No 83, K. of O. The rwork will be exen.plifled In Pythian tall. - : ' ' . 'The St FrancL A. R. drum corps, fwfco are to giv a dance at Columbus lhall Friday evening, promise everyone ivho attends a jolly good time. One of the largest military, parades ever, held in this borough will take place previous to the dance. . 'A case of scarlet fever has been re ported In the family of Michael Moran fit Mlllville avenue. ' Mr -Moran's 15- years-old daughter Is HI with the dis ease..;:: ' ;;; ' John Malloy of Hartford is visiting friends in town. . , ' WATERVILLE DAILY TALK. J. M. Lucas made a very important real estate deal the first of the week. lie exchanged his farm in Goshen for a piece of property formerly owned by Christian Kott on Terrace avenue and a block on West Main street with Real Estate Agent Roberts of Waterbury. I Miss Helen Edwards, who has been visiting friends in town, returned to 3ier home in Torrington yesterday. There will be a kirmess given by the t Michael's parish In Good Will hall, commencing this evening. There will be a good .entertainment and dancing. Loula .Northrop, an employe of the iBerbecker & Rowland Manufacturing Co, caught his hand in a drill press while at work, cutting his thumb and .first finger badly. The work on the new schoolhouse is proceeding rapidly. , - ' Abraham Greatsinger has taken a position as teamster .with II. L. Wel lon. .'' . v The condition of Charles Sherman Is much improved.' Mr Sherman has been 111 for the past two' months. Bernard Walsh returned yesterday from a business trip in Hartford county. WATERTOWN JOTTINGS Entertalnmenit Willi Be Held at Town ' Hall Friday Nigih't, A - rehearsal of- the entertainment wihidh will be. given in Town hall Fri day evening took place yesterday Af ternoon. The coroblned . eutori.a.n anient -.vlil Include .nearly 'tw hun dirudi iaitidp'mts, ' the .majorltr ts.of wihom are Ceijter school children. .Be sides the Center school ' pupils there will be memlers of the, King Arthur society -.and the', Taft Man'rToOIn and Glee club, who will offer s?veal -e-ections. Tickets foir' the enUvtrtln mient ara jtieeting w'tlt a retdv saltt which is acemmted for by th-) hict that the vause.is a nob!e oie, th.U,'"f erecting' a monument to the memory of the dead soMters. ' . Miss Lilllain Smith, who has been visiting friends in New York and Jea'scy City, returned home yester day. . , Charles Demarest (ha,s taken a po stillion witfh Joseph Suffa, the plumb er. Cotanbla lodge. No 12, K of P., will hold a reguar communication in Pythian hall to-anoiTow evening. The Taft school football team will play the Yole scrub team at the Fair grounds Sa-tiurday. Miss Reed's dancing class re-opened last evening with a full attend ance. . 0AKV1LLE HAPPENINGS John B. Kelly, foreman in' depart ment 8 of the pin factory, has.returned from Newt York, where 'h went ' to spend Easter. t ; ' William Murtha Is very ill with scar let fever. Mrs J. B. Kelly is visiting frieuds in New. York city. ' ' ;-- - . BALKAN MASSACRES, Munlman' Village DeKrored by BalHTKrlans. LONDON, April 15. The Times' Constantinople correspondent says the Balkan trouble is the sole topic in of ficial circles at the porte. ; Information from Monastlr shows that the situation in that villayet is most deplorable. Well authenticated reports state that murder, pillage, in cendiarism', acts of vengeance and atro cities of every kind are of daily occur rence and are committed alike by sol diers, Albanians, Turks and Bulga rians.'; . . . .. The latest Bulgarian achievement was the total destruction of a small village of exclusively Mussulman pop ulation of 165 men, women and chil dren. All of these except a very few were massacred in cold blood. Un speakable . atrocities;, were committed upon many of the women victims. ; The Times' correspondent, telegraph lng from Candia, says that one Chris tian was , murdered and one mortally; wounded by v Mohammedans In tti streets of Candia. These crimes were unprovoked and" are attributed to fa naticism. Much excitement has been caused among, the Christians, who have beaten and stoned many Mohamme dans in town and country. The local forces have proved Inadequate, and re enforcements of gendarmerie are ex pected: The Mohammedans are panic stricken and disheartened and are not retaliating. Tortio Boat Commission. BOSTON, April 15.-The torpedo boat destroyer Lawrence, recently ac cepted by the government, has been commissioned at the Charlestown navy yard, GRAND PROMOTER Major Crofoot Turns the Great Sahara , Desert ; In to' a Rabbit Warren ICopyrigrht, 1903, by J. R. Haskell. IT was a woman frith a book under , her arm a book entitled "Mother, Home and Heaven." She was sell . lng it by subscription, anl as Ma- , jor Crofoot opened his offloe door in re sponse to her knock , she . began her stereotyped speech in praise of the vol ume and wound up by asking that he put his name down for a copy. '"Certainly, ma'am certainly," he promptly replied. "If . you had come here with a thousand books, this would have been my choice over all. I once had a mother, but she has long been dead. I once had a home, but it was long ago broken up. The onjy thing left me now is to live in such a way mm TOtr. ABB 1 KOT J. , PIBRPONT MORGAN?" SHE HESITATINGLY ASKED. that I may reach heaven. I thank you' from the bottom of my heart for bring ing my attention to this book." , "Then you fwill. put your. ntune down for it?" she asked. - ; f ' "Twice over, if. you wish, 'and I will take great pleasure in .calling the at tention of my friends to it. Poor old mother!, Poor old. broken up home!" , The major turned away ps if to con ceal the tears in his eyes, and 'the can vasser decided that -she had stumbled upon a soft thing. The emotion of the grand promoter ' was so , deep that it was sixty seconds before he turned to her and said: "My dear woman, perhaps you did not know what good fortune awaited you when, you knocked , at my. door.' Let me say to you that I am a promot er of enterprises and an originator of trusts, corners and squeezes. In the last year I have promoted no less than sixteen different enterprises, each with a capital of millions, and the seven teenth is now in I hand and almost ready for launching." ; V "You--yOu are not.J.'PIerpont Mor gan?" she hesitatingly asked. ' v "Not exactly, ma'am. I am only the man -who gives him hints and backs him up with cash. I tell you this in confidence arid ask that' it go no fur ther.",. r:v. - v. -X i "I won't say anything, of , course. Will you put your name down for the book?-; ' . "With the, greatest cheerfulness. But before doing so let rae ask you a ques tion. Do you know-anything about rabbits?" . 'I had one once for a pet." 1 t "'Capital, capital!", exclaimed the ma. Jor. "I had an idea you knew ail about rabbits, but wasn't sure, You are in deed the woman I want and must have. . ". Have you any "objections to earning $10,000 a year?" "Mercy, on . me, no!" gasped the wo man as she. turned pale.!-, , i v,,, "Then consider yourself .engaged at that salary. Let me explain. J You have heard of the Great Sahara des ert?": " "I think bo." "It is , a great waste covering 248, 000,000 acres of land. At the present time it. does, not produce .one cent's worth to the acre. " The land is too sterile to grow anything. .Thousands of deep thinking men ; have wrestled with the problem and given up in de spair, and It ha been left to me to find a way out. I have found it. The Great Sahara shall be made a gold mine." v " : . "Dear me, how, wonderful I And you will take my book?" ' " X- ' "I will take your book. I shall today file articles of ' incorporation "of the Great Sahara Desert Improvement company I shall be , president, of course, while you - will be secretary. Your salary,' as Stated, shall be $10,000 a. year, and if you want nioney to buy a sealskin sack or a pair, of diamond earrings I'll draw you a check this minute. I was looking for a woman who knew all about rabbits, and, lo, I have found her!" ' ''But but I can't realize it,"' replied the canvasser as she looked around in a helpless way. "You can't mean that I am to get $10,000 a year?" ; "Ten thousand, my dear woman $10,000 a year. My idea is to stock the Great Sahara with American rabbits. I shall send over 5,000 this year. -Next year the 5,000. will have become 75,000. In two years there will be half a mil lion. In five years" I shall be able to sell 4,000,000 skins a year at 20 cents apiece. The cost of-keeping the rab bits will be nothing. The cost of kill- lng ana skinning will he a cent each. Nineteen cents clear profit on every skin. No gold mine will produce such an income. Madam, let us congratu late each other and shake hands on it." "It is wonderful wonderf ul," whis pered the canvasser as they sbool hands. "It doesn't seem possible that such good' fortune has come to me." "No? Well, it is here, and you may enter upon your duties Monday next. Only one thing remains. As a token of the earnestness , of your , intentions and as a proof of your honesty I shall require a deposit of $2 .in cash. This money will be used to print letter heads bearing your name as secretary." "But I I don't know about it. This is. so sudden, .rou sea." -, 'but I-I ought to have I feel all mixed "Good ruck'"always comes suddenly, and it should be grasped before it can get away. You have $2 about you, I presume?" ' "Yes, but-but" "Then I will take it and order the letter heads this very day. Salary $10, 000 a year, and all you'll have to do will be to answer the business letters received. Rabbits will be offered us by thousands of persons, but you must Insist that all be bobtalled. The $2, please." "Here's the money," said the wom an as she handed it over, don t understand. I time to think it over. ;up over it." "It is a surprise, of course," replied the major as he pocketed the green back, "but you will soon figure it out to your satisfaction. Can you call again tomorrow next day the day after? I shall expect to see you within a week anyhow, as we must get the ' rabbit business started soon. Remember, only bobtalled rabbits, and their . hind legs must have the right crook to them. That is all today, and now. goodby goodby so long." "I wat to talk more about it!" called the woman as she found herself on the outside of the door. ' No answer. "You didn't subscribe for the book!" No answer. "And you've got my $2r' No answer. She tried the door, but it was lockefl. She rattled it, but the major had light ed the stub; of a cigar: and sat down with his feet on his desk, and he was undisturbed. M. QUAD. Try-in to Place Himself. , "Do you know what you are?" blurt ed .the angry citizen who had been run into. . "No, I do not," responded the exas perated foreigner. "Late last night a policeman called me an owl, this morn ing a conductor called me a lobster, and , around the corner a woman said I was a monkey. Next time I come to America I'll bring a volume of natural history to find out what I ami" The Baseball Enthusiast. Once more the frail arbutus smiles And wakes the soul to soner; The springtime blossoming; begmllea The heart, .but not for very long. For, though! the sun kissed blooms bt sweet, ' ' Their Joys ere lonsr must pall. ' My happiness la not complete ' . Till some one smites the ball. . The gentle birds who soar on high. With songs so sweet and clear, Are not so welcome to mine eye As that well batted sphere. In sylvan haunts I would not dwell. , I'd rather, once for all, 1 Sit on a bench and whoop and yell When some one smites the ball, Washington Star. His Business. - While Lord Charles Beresford was in New York he told of one of his tenants 'who conducted a small undertaker's establishment in Waterford One day he met her and asked how the business was getting along. ."Grand, me lord!" she exclaimed.' "I now have the luckiest, little hearse you ever saw. Glory be to1 goodness, it was never a day . idle since, I got it."-New York Times. - , , ; One Girl's Wisdom. 5 George Miss Wilkins-Edith I love you Will you make me the happiest man on earth by sharing my humble lot? ' " Edith No, George; I dislike the idea of, camping out, but If you'll hustle around and get a comfortable house on the aforesaid lot I'll see what I can do in the way of boosting ' your happi ness. Chicago News. .,- : V Has a Record Himself.1 Barker How could we ever get along without street cars? ' Parker Oh,' we could survive. The world waited over 1,800 years for street cars."- ' ' Barker That's so. And, by jeemlny, 2've waited quite a lot for them my self .Kansas City Journal, Hew. to Destroy Cooking Oders.' If the cooking of the turnips, onions or even the turkey has left the least suggestion of its preparation in the dining room, pour a few drops of oil of lavender in a vase or bowl ,and half fill with hot . water.. This gives a de lightful freshness .to the air, which is most desirable when the house is stuffy and doors and windows cannot be thrown open at the last moment Her Knack ' Conceded. She This book says that there are 20,000 muscles In an elephant's trunk. He Then it must have been packed by a woman'. Detroit Free Press.. A Gay Coqnette. "Is she a good card player?" ; "Well, yes. "She knows how to play right into a man's hands." Philadel phia Bulletin. " SKI K TPS Now is your chance for rare bar gain getting in Walking and Dress Skirts, as we've reduced prices considerably. ...... SO QP for. a fine lot of stylish ZluO Walking Skirts of choice quality Melton, made five and sev en gore, flounce, tailor-stitched, in Oxford, gray, blue, black and light gray. $3.98 For fine quality Vene tian Dress Skirts, in black, blue and brown, lined with good quality mercerize, handsome ly made, regular price, JS4.98. $2.98 For Black Broadcloth Dress Skirts, with good Percaline lining, made with straps and trimmed with small buttons, regular price, $3.98. STAR CLOAK STORE 77 South Main Street THE TURN BULL Departmetit Store. 139 EAST MAIN STREET. . TELEPHONE 527-2 FREE DELIVERY CO.. Goods delivered FREE in Naagatuck, Oakville, Watervllle and Watertown Every FRIDAY. THE BUSIEST STORE IN. NEW ENGLAND'S BUSIEST' CITY 4 GREAT WHITE GOODS, RIBBON, LACE AND FREE STAiP SALE THIS WEEK Green Trading Stamps with all Purchases of 10c or upwards We have purchased for spot cash the entire production of short lengths of White Goods of one of the largest mills in New England at the lowest prices ever heard of for good8 of their quality, and will put same on sale at prices never before equalled in Waterbury. SEE WINDOWS for samples. These goods comprise Plain Lawns, Plain P. K's Fancy Striped and Corded and Lace Effects, Lawns fine Mer cerized Cheviots, Colored Figures, Beautiful Satin and Mercerized Striped Lawns and Figures,' and many other New Novelties in White Goods. In addition to these BARGAINS we have put SPECIAL SALE PRICES on goods in every other department of-our store, a few of which we quote here, i BELOW you will find many lines advertised on which we will give, from $1 to $100 in GREEN TRAD ING STAMPS with purchases from TEN CENTS TO FIVE DOLLARS. On a purchase of $7 to $10 you can fill an ENTIRE STAMP BOOK. Look over the the list , carefully and see what values are offering, most of them at lower prices than you can purchase the goods elsewhere without stamps. Buying and selling in immense quantities' STRICTLY FOR CASH ONLY, enables us to give these wonderful values. No house doing a credit business can compete with our prices.' 1 ANOTHER GREAT PURCHASE. FANCY AND PLAIN SILK RIBBONS AT THE LOWEST PRICES EVER SHOWN IN THIS CITY. - ON SALE THIS WEEK. - 5,000 pieces, over 60,000 yards No 40, 60, and 80 .Silk Ribbons in White, Black, Rose, Cerise, Scarlet, Turquoise dainty effects for Neckwear and Hat Trim mings at the unheard of price of 10 cents per yard. 4,000 yards of No 9, 12 and 16 Ribbons, Satin and Fancy Taffetas at 5 cents per yard. LACE DEPARTMENT 3,000 yards of Venice Bands in White, Butter and Ecru. Goods usually sold at 15c to 25c a'yard. Gon oh sale at 10c a yard. A fine lot of Yak or Cluny Lace, the latest and most fashionable lace to-day at prices much lower than can be obtained elsewhere. 1 , RIBBONS. , v ; Free-r-$i worth of stamps with special Remnants of Ribbon of one and two yards at. . , ... . . .10c a piece WHITE GOODS. 1,500 yards Fancy Striped P. K. regular price 19c, sale price ....12c a yard 2,000 yards of as beautiful Silk Striped P. K. as we have ever seen, heveral 1 new and unique designs, worth anywhere between 89c and 50c a yard , 1 ' ' Our price, for this sale 19c a yard 5,000 yards . Fine Fancy Striped Lawns and Dimi ties, lace and corded effects, worth,. 25c Our price, or,:thls sale 12 c a yard 2,000 yards very pretty Lace IStrlped P. K.s, worth 25c. . .' .Our price ,;for this sale 12 Mtc a yard ' 1,000 yards Fancy Oxfords, worth 19c ' ' ' Sale price 12c a yard . 2,500 yards extra fine Satin and Mercerized Striped1 Lawns, worth 50c ayard at any ou our competitors, ; Our price for this sale 19c ayard 2,500 yards fancy and lace Striped P. K.'s regular price 25c and 29c. . ..... . . .Our price 15c a yard 5,000 yards 36-inch . Plain White,, Lawn, regular price 19c a yard. .; ; Our 'price1 foftithis .sale' 12Vfcc a yard 2,000 yards Plain White ?Oxfords worth 19c a yard ' ( pur-price fjor this sale 12c a yard NOTIQN DEPARTMENT. Free, $1 worth of stamps with two Spools Black Thread at ..'........ A .10c Free, $1 worth of stamps with two bunches of En velopes (25 in each) at 5c. ... '. . ':. . . . , ... . ,10c ' . Free, $10 worth of stamps with sale of ten yards or more of special lot of Brocaded Dress Goods at. .10c ' Free, $1 worth of stamps with every yard of special lot of ' Hamburg Allover Flouncing worth $1 to $1.50, at ; 49c . Free, $2 worth of stamps-with one Ladies'' Fancy Collar at .' . J,.:. ...25c Free, $1 worth of stamps with one pair Ladies' Fancy Hose at . ... .' . ......... ... . . . , . . . .-.;, . : .". , i . . 10c ' Free, $1 worth of stamps with two Windsor Ties at 5c each ........... . . .,. . i :. . . .10c Free, $1 worth of stamps with one Picture at. . ,10c Free, $5 worth of stamps with full piece Fancy Elastic, ten yards for .... .... . . . . . . ; . . . 25c a piece Free, $1 worth of stamps with two packages of four bunches each of Tape at '. i'l : '. ...... v ... 5c a bunch Free, $1 worth of stamps with two Hair Ornament! or Pins at 5c each, worth 25c each.. Free, $1 worth of stamps with one Ladies' Leather Belt at ,10c Free, $1 worth of stamps with one Ladles' Satin . Belt at ..ti9c Free, $1 worth of stamps with' one Ladies' Pocket book at . . .. . 190 Free, $1 worth of stamps with largo Gilt Belt Buckle at ; I0o - Free $1 worth of stamps with two Hat Pins at. .Cc . Free, $1 worth of stamps with any piece of Crock ery or Glassware In our store from ......... 10c to 25c Free, $1 worth of stamps with two boxes of Pins at ; i ......... . . .'. ,5c a box Free, $1 worth of stamps with one bunch Dress Stays at .10c Free, $1 worth of stamps with one Foundation Col- lar at ..." 15c (Free, $1 worth stamps with one Satin , Bow Tie, regular price 25c, sale price .10c UPSTAIRS AND, IN OUR SUIT AND CLOAK . ROOM. ' Free, $10 worth stamps with one pair Appliqu trimmed Muslin Curtains worth $2.75 at. . .$L75 pair1 Free, $75 worth of stamps with a $12.98 Raglan at $6.98 Free, $5 worth of stamps with one 75c Dressing Sac que worth $1.25. Free, $10 worth of stamps with every Umbrella at $2 or over Free, $2 worth of stamps with Dressing Saoque at 60c Free, $15 worth of stamps with any odd pair of Curtains ranging in price from. .......... .$1 to $2.50 Free, $5 worth of stamps with one pIr Corsets, special lot, at. . . ; . . a i ........ . .. . . . . .50c , . , DRESS GOODS. , 1,500 yards new Striped and Corded Ginghams for Shirtwaists, regularly sold at 15c. ' Our price for this sale 1234c a yard' 500 yards new Linen Ginghams value 25o a. yard. Sale price 17c ayard 500 yards Colored Totokett Silks, worth 50c. ' . ' ' , Sale price 12V&C a yard ' There is only , a small amount of these and they won't last long. 5,000 yards New . Percales, light and dark ' colors, regular price 10c a yard. i. .v. . . .Sale price 7c a yard , V MEN'S' FURNISHINGS. a Free, $1 worth of stamps with one Men's Working . . Shirt (special lot), at :; . . . . ; .. . . ... .45c Free, $5 worth of stamps with one Natural Wool Undershirt; worth 50o . V: . .. . ..... . . . . . . v. .39c , . Free, $3 worth of stamps " with one dozen Men's four-ply Collars at ................ i 55c Free, $1 worth of .stamps .with three Men's Cotton String Ties for . ....... 10c 4 1. i feel At TPHe a.&Ulatt Cloak Just received a new line of Silk and Cloth; Monte Carlos Coats, Suits, and Blouses in Ladies' and Misses', of all the latest clesigns, at Very .. Rejasbri&ble ALSO A FINE LINE OF LADIES TRIMMED HATS. Be Sure to Visit us before purchasing elsewhere. Ladies' tailoring a specialty, .... FASHION CLOAK MFG 100 South Main St. Meigs Block CO; Equal to Any and better than Many. Bfl ALT EXTRACT AMD llLGffS RETAIL AND WHOLESALE Harris's Malt Welch's Grape Juice . 15c Bottle, $1.5o dozen 15c and 25c and 45c bottle The Perfect Flour $479 and ah Empty Bbl . he WhiteSimmoos