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ATERBtJXtY EVENING DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1903.
Cim Dry Ms Co
. . We , would suggest for the
benefit of those who - are hot
familiar with the Trading Stamp
question that they take a few
moments while shopping to
visit the S. & H." Green Trad
ing Stamp annex on our third
floor. The samples of furni
ture shown there, we think,
will surprise them, A new book
' with a dollar's worth of stamps
free to every visitor.
vwomen are invited to use
thisTrading Stamp annex as
a waiting room. They will find
It a comfortable place to sit
and rest themselves during the
rush and fatigues of Xmas shop
ping. , So Much for Xmas
In this stOT that we will never be able
to tell half In the newspapers, hence
we would say come yourself, Yotfll
And every Inch of this busy store in
viting as well as Interesting especially
OUR BIG SALE OF BOOKS!
OTJTt BIG SALE OF DOLLS!
and our great lines of SENSIBLE,
GTVEABLE things which are so much
... appreciated long afte- Christmas la
past. . ':
. DON'T FORGET OUR BIG FURNI
TURE DEPARTMENT in your mem
orandum. There are Morris and Rock
ing Chairs and Couches there which
would make many a person happy, and
which won't damage your pocketibook
seriously either.
HERE IS A CHAFING DISH BAR-
. -J.k V ' V ' gaini .-j. ,;-:v.
We took the lot from the Matthews
& Willard Co of this city they are at
less than half what they have always
eold for. Tbey are made of all brass,
homrllv nlkkl rtlntcul ' with cmt- hrflss
nickel plated frames, polished wood
handles; never sold less than $4.5Q,
special $2.48. '
A FEW MORE v SPECIALS FROM
; : . ' ' BASEMENT; : , '
Lemonade or Water Sets in assort
ed colors and finely decorated, 1 ;
pitcher and 6 tumblers to match, ,
regular price $1.49, special 79c
Children's Sets, silver plated, knife,
fork and spoon, put up in satin
lined box) special 10c set
' Bread and Milk or Oatmeal Sets of
3 pieces, full gold and nicely dec-
orated, regular 50c, special 25 o
China Tobacco Boxes with sponge
holder, in 1 assorted decorations
and marked with gold letters,
Tegular price $1.50, special , 98c
Havlland China Cake Plates in 12
patterns, gold handler, regular
$1.50, special 87c
Nickel plated Alarm Clocks, war- '
ranted for one year, regular $1.25,
(pedal .' .79c
HERE IS A FINE LIST OF VALUES
FROM OUR THIRD FLOOR.
- SOFA PILLOWS.
Cheney satin Sofa Pillows, large,
Terr full pillows, with deep
satin ruffles, at ' $2.69
Cheney satin Top Sofa Pillows !n
all colors, value . $1.93, at t $1.39
Tapestry and velour Sofa Pillows,
- trimmed with cord. - , $1.25
SJV? Pillow 'Slips, ready for pillow, 25c
75c Pillow Slips, ready for pillow,
with printed designs, at 49o
25; Taora drawn work Dollies, 19c
, 20x54 Japanese drawn work Scarfs 98c
45x45 Japanese Tea Cloths. $2.25
in fact, we have them from 19c
to $15: all styles and all sizes.
Rennnisance Doilies. Center Pieces
and Scarfs, as 6-inch Rennais
ance Dollies, 12
A line of sample in Rennaisance
20x20 Center Pieces, a 11 over or
linen center, value 98c to $1.25, at 75c
Ttenaissnoe Scarfs from $1.75 to $6.00
Irish Point Doilies, . 5c
Pin Cushions, satin ruffle, lace cov
ered cushions, at .
25c. fi9c, 98c, $1.25, $1.98, $2.93, $3.98,
- $5.98.'. v;
PUk Lambrequins, all fringed. $1.98
. JSateen, silk and satin Head Rests,
25c, 89c. 59c and 75c
Fancy Baskets of all kinds.
Table Sewinsr Baskets from 19c to '$2
Standing Work Baskets, 98c
. to the satin lined at $4.50
PICTURES AND METALLION OF
':':-, ALL KINDS. ''.'. VV; "
10x14 Pictures, all good subjects,
1-inch molding frames, at S7c
16x20 framed Pictures in all kinds
of subjects, at n 98c
24x30 3-inch molding gilt Frames,
subjects Fencing Girl. Horse.
Dogs and Landscapes. $2.43
(Medallions, all sizes and all -sub-,
jeers, 10c, 19c. 25c. 30c. 75c. 98c
Bissell's Carpet Sweeners of all
kinds at $1.50. $1.87. $2 25. .$2.50
to the best nickel plated Empress
Sweeper, . $3 00
3000 heay.v wool Smyrna Rugs, $1 98
27x60 Axniinster Rugs. $1.08
. ?Sx2 Axminster Rutrs. $3.50
A complete line of Table Covers,
chenlle and tapestries, 6-4, from
: 98c no
8-4 from $1.25
to the large size. 10-4 and 12-4.
Suit Cases of all kinds an styles
from $2.25 to $10.00
Did yon ever notice the enthusiasm with which a little fellow hunts for
pockets when he puts on a new, Suit, Reefer or Overcoat? Ever notice the
satisfied smile that spreads over his fa ce when he has found them? Take
the hint? '-' '. I- '. ' v ' '
NOTHING SO SATISFIES A BOY OJi CHRISTMAS AS TO FIND HIM
SELF THE PROUD POSSESSOR OF SOMETHING NEW IN THE WAY
OF CLOTHING.
He'll play with toys awhile and then throw them aside, but he always
struts around in his new apparel.
Our holiday stock of Boys and Children's Clothing is now on display, and
a more brilliant exhibit of styles never saw the insiie of a Clothing Store.
Give the Boys a useful Christmas Gift.
The Finnegan-Phillips Co.
GOOD CLOTHES STORE. 1
Corner Batik atid Grand Streets.
A. f. COWLES.
CHRISTMAS SPECIALS.
One lot Trimmed Hats,
v 50 per cent reduction.
One lot Trimmed Hats,
33 1-3 per cent reduction.
One lot Untrimmed Hats,
50 per cent reduction'.
One lot Untrimmed Hats,
83 1-3 per cent reduction.
These 'Christmas prices are for La
dies', Misses' and Children's Hats.
These discounts are our Christmas
gifts. Come and get one. ''..-.
A few Sofa 'Pillows, ,Pin Cushions,
Crockery, , Fancy Baskets, etc; -
Y B3-55 CENTER STREET.
HE IS ON THE CHIMNEY
loaded with our Slippers and Leg
gings for the youngsters, Rubber
Boots and hundreds of useful pres
ents, in footwear. For your lady
friend we hare a Patent Colt Dull
Top and Dull Button Shoe, value
$3.00, at $2.19. It's a beauty.
HOLGZER'S Shoe House
199 South Main St near Grand.
Brown & Crane.
UNDERTAKERS
144 East Main Street
TEL. J235
ISigHt Colls
H. J.. Cran 36 Elizabeth Street.
T. H. Brown, 144 East Main Street
Johnny Doe
My Johnny Doe who runs this show
Came up to me one day to know
If he should buy a bulding lot
I have for sale up near Town Plot
I told him no, because, you see,
Although I would have earned my fee,
The building lot brings in no cash.
And so for John this would be rash.
Open every night except Monday.
Frank B. O'Neill,
77 BANK STREET.
SPECIAL SALE
All our Trimmed and Ready to
Wear Hats for thl 3 week at special
prices. None of the millinery stores in
the city can give such tastily, up-to-date
Trimmed Hats for the prices as
you can get at
Freedmin's Bar&a ! n Millinery
as we manufacture all our own hats
If you are looking for a stylish
hat come straight to Freedman's Milli
nery, 251 BANK STREET.
Hats trimmed while you wait. Open
evenings. ,
Woodruff Grocery Co.
Strawberry and
Raspberry Jam
in 5 lb Crocks
At 50c.
Pomona Jelly,
All Flavors,
10c, 3 for 25c.
Woodruff Grocery Co.
K Dougherty
' J , ! . 1 "
Men's and Boys' Sweaters
For Christmas Presents.
At 50c, Boys' All Wool Sweaters, all
sizes from 18 to 34.
At 75c, Boys' All Wool Hand Made
Sweaters, all sizes
Men's All Wool Sweaters, a large as
sortment, the prices are $1.00, $i.du,
$1.98 a'nd $2.08. :
SPECIAT. '
At lOc, Children's White Outing Flan
nel : Drawers, lace trimmed, regular
15c Drawers, for this week 10c.
K. DOUGHERTY
149 bouth Main st. ' . ' , .
IT WILL PAY YOU
to look at the bargains offered in
WATCHES
at this 6tore. A specialty made of
Fine Wedding Rings. vYou can al
ways get your Watch. Clock or Jewel
ry Repairing and Engraving done here.
F. P. BECTON,
No 25 EAST MAIN STREET,
With J. H. Devereaux & Co.
'PtUlTS
Buy your Christmas
V ' - ' '. - :.
r ' ; I
rnrs as 'we nave a
large stock made up
ready for inspection.
toraa Dry Goods Co
Open Every Evening Until Xmas
She Likes
Slippers
For an Xmag present, that's
why we want you to come and
see our beautiful line of them.
Here's some prices:
FOR WOMEN.
Vici Kid and Velvet Juiietts, in ,'
purple, black and white, and
black, very pretty, $1.48
$1.50 Vici Kid Juiietts, felt top,
fancy, $1.17
$1.25 Vici Juiietts. gold buckle,
also felt fur trimmed, in red
and black, 08c
Black felt Juiietts, also leather
foxed slippers, 75c
Fancy plush trimmed, blue and
black, 57c
Misses and Children's red Ju
iietts, 6 to 2, 65 and 75c
Children's felt shoes and slip
pers, 5 to 11. - 37c
J.UMLEOE
72-75 Baa StreaL ' . -
JL,. -'Triad ell
PRACTICAL FURRIEH, t
103 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
' '..-..',
Telpehone 147-5.
THE
BROOKLYN BRIEFS
Central Cash Market
Monday,
Tuesday and
Wednesday
Whole Hams, lie lb
Gold Medal Butter, 25c lb
31b Pail Silver Leaf Lard, 35c
113 South Main 6treet, New Block.
E. H. Plumb
TELEPHONE 71 M2
It was said to-day that there was
no truth In ; the rumor that Miss
Schreiber had eloped with an actor.
Some of her friends claim that she is
visiting with relatives and knows noth
lug about'all thig talk. ' ;
Residents of the high hills of this
district who are finding fault because
they have no city water should bear
in min3 that they will have a chance
to , kick about this matter until such
time as the high water service is in
stalled. A year ago or more the city
laid a water main in Fox street, and
in so doing supposed that they were
making thft residents of that street
happy. Later on the people called
upon the water board and wanted to
know the reason why they could not
get water in the faucets during the
daytime. The engineer explained that
no Detter service could be given with
the present water supply, . adding that
they would have to be content with
what they could draw nights until the
high service is installed. It is under
stood that something will be done in
that direction next year.
The advent of -cold weather ; has
caused much sickness and the doctors
are rushed with calls. Sick people
will do well to remember whenever
they want a prescription to be filled,
to send it to A. C. Walker's pharmacy,
where the prescription materials are
the best that money can buy. Every
thing is fresh and pure. There is no
substitute.' The doctor's directions
are always carried out with absolute
accuracy and the utmost care is taken
that there are no mistakes. The prices
are the lowest.
CHAlMriONS D. B. HILL.
Prices
Cut...
We are not going to
wait to cut prices on
the last day, but we
shall do it now . ! . .
Special prices on Pyro
graphy Materials; Photo
Goods, Artists' Materials
and Framed Pictures.
ALL NEW GOODS......
Waterbury Man Who Doesn't Like the
Way He is Being Sidetracked.
Editor of the Democrat:
I read in a New York i so-called Inde
pendent democratic paper that an effort
is being made throughout the state of
New York to eliminate David B. Hill as
leader of the democratic party and no
longer that he be a factor In state and
national conventions. Such a course, I
think, would prove disastrous to the
party in New Yoi'k and perhaps to the
national democratic ticket ; next year.
However, I believe he is leader to-day
and will be for some time to come and
perhaps will be a factor, in the next
national convention should the party
be successful in 1904, which I think it
will be. Who in this Ibroad land would
make a better secretary of state than
ex-Senator Hill to settle our newly ac
quired territorial disputes? I am for
merly of New Y'ork and a favorite of
D. B. Hill. I believe these newspaper
stories the work of some disgruntled
politicians who are, seeking Hill's over
throw. . ; . , ' - "
HENRY P. WILSON.
. Waterbury, Conn.
ROOT DEFENDS WOOD.
General 'Acilnjr Under Orders From
tlie War Department.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Secretary
Root at the Wood investigation was
asked especially about the charge
which Major Rathbone had made that
General Wood had Influenced the
courts in the prosecution of Rathbone
and had tampered with the courts.
The secretary explained at some
length the court system in Cuba, say
ing that the court of first instance was
in reality an officer, directed to prose
cute and to obtain evidence. He was
something like a grand Jury in finding
evidence, but was further empowered
to go out and obtain evidence, mingle
with the people, procure affidavits and
otherwise to collect evidence a gainst
alleged offenders.
The secretary said he knew what
General Wood was doing in this matter
and approved it. " The secretary said
that, in fact, he directed that the prose
cution of the offenders, be vigorous, and
General Wood was acting Jn this mat
ter under orders from the war department.
POLICE COUET. DOINGS
WILL STORM THE HOUSE.
The Ziglatzki-Marks Co
110-116 South Main Street'
Murderer, Barricaded In 111 Home,
Holds Off Police Poar. 1 ,
RIVERHEAD, N. Y., Dec. 17. Sher
iff Henry H. Preston, with a posse of
fifty armed men, has left here for the
home of A. Turtle Reeves who has
barricaded himself in his home at
Aquabogue after shooting and killing
William A, Rafford, a deputy sheriff
and warden of the county Jail.
It is expected that when the sheriff's
posse reaches the Reeves homestead a
f determined effort will be made to cap
ture the murderer. It has been plan
ned to make an assault under rover of
darkness.,.--'.--;,--'!.'':','- .i '"-.'-
v -'
v RmtUn Jem Want to Kmigrate, K
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 17. About
4,000 Jews at Kishineff are asking for
aid to emigrate to Argentina or to Can
ada. They want , tracts of land to establish
The Bank Hotel
290-202 Bank' Street, Waterbury.
ROBERT MOLZOfl, Manager.
American and , European- Flan.
First-class accommodations for tran
sients. Restaurant with exceUen
table connected. Meals served to order
at all hours of the day and night. All
kinds of drinks served to order.
Come and try one of our meals; they
are the best to be , had in Waterbury,
and our prices are too high for none.
Unsurpassed hotel accommodations';
48 llgiht, airy and comfortable rooms,
elegant parlors, porcelain baths, gas
and electric light on each floor. Every
convenience of a strictly . first-class
hotel. Our service the best, our prices
the lowest, our management the best
Remember the number,' 292 Bank. ,
VERY LITTLE
coughing is being doTae by the people
of the east end. Our White Pine and
Tar is responsible for this. ' A few
doses and the jig is up with Mr Cough.
25 cents a bottle, with green trading
stamps td boot FITZFATRIOK'S
PHARMACY, cor East Main and Wall
streets. , -,
It Gives the Light
The Wonderful Gas Arc
'i-'y- " - ' " ' 1 '' ' '
Simple in construction.
Improved burners. ,
No valves to clog.
Plain, frosted or opal globes.
Opal shades.'
$8 COMPLETE
I SOLD BY
The United Gas Improvement Go.
Sugg
estions
UJMstmas
From the Largest Selection in Connecticut.
Dainty White Willow Arm Chairs, up-
holstered in pin ana yeiww
tive stuffs, $10.
Willow Library Arm Chairs, very com
fortable, $14.85.
Large, Wing Back Chairs in willow,
" ' $16.20 '
Mahogany Comer. Chairs for the par
lor in cream tapestry coverings, $10
to $25.
Davenports, from $o0 to $65.
Couches, from $8.50 to $55.
Combination Desks ' and Book Oases,
$16 to $50.
.Ladies'. Desks, from $5 to $35.
Small Roll Top Desks, for home uses,
$15 to $45.
Library. Table, $6.50 to' $35.
"PflTlor Tables. $2 to $35.
Window Tables and Pedestal, $2 to
Parlo'r Cabinets. $15 to $50.
Card Tables. $1 to $3.50.
SVwIner Table. $1.
Jardiniere and. 50c to $5.
Invalid Tables. S!4 50 to SS.50.
Morris Chairs. $5 50 to $33. 50 stales.
Morris' Ohalr Cushions, $1.50 to $10 the
Turkish Chairs, $20 to $50.
Parlor its. from $25 to $173.
Music CtoWnets'innd Selves, $3 to $33.
Work BfisVte, $3. to $6.
Standlnar Pictures in nice assortment.
The largest and handsomest kind of
Buffets that we have ever shown is
now on our floors reaoy ror your se
see them.
lection. Come in and
races $20 to $85.
Dining Tables in golden oak, $6 to $55.
Leather-and Cane Seat Dining Chairs,
$1 to $10 each. . ,
China Closets, $13.50 to $55.
Side Talbles for Dining Rooms, $10 to
$20.
Brass Bedsteads, $20 to $60.
Prince Dressers in oak, mahogany or
bird eye maple, 15 to choose from
to-day, $22.50 to $50.
50 Ohiffoniers now ready, $6.50 to $60.
SWHl Chamber Suits, 40 styles, $18. to
. $200. ':' i . ::,'' .v, -"7:
Screw and Spring AdlriRtable Chairs
for office or library, $4.ro to $23.
Flat Top Desks, $10 to $25.
Qnaker iianges make n 1 gift worth
having. Come in and talk it. over
n bruit crettmig one.
Hundrs1is of useful gifts ; too In
numerable to mention, but come in and
'ook around.
Freieht charsre proaid by us to
tn.r point east of Chicago and no
hnrsre for packing.
You will find this store on of the
bost ,in the state to select gifts from.
Visitors aire always welromo here.
Take elevator through th Beld '&
Hntfhes tOTe if you are slhopplng in
there., -- " . ; . - -, ' ...
.We set out to please our customers
and to make their purchasing here o
satisfactory mat tnere win re no aues
Charge Against Wilfred Preston
- Nolled on His Paying C0sts.
In the city court to-day before
Judge Burpee Hattie Griswold, who is
well known to the police, was charged
with enticing Eva Whlte to leave her
home and live with her in Jlm'V.Mc-"Gi-ath'g
road bOuse . near Compounce.
On account of lack of, evidence, the
case was nolled. The Wfiite girl was
in the dock beside Griswold. Both
girls were employed in the Bank hotel
on ' Bank street The other evening
they went to the, show and the next
day T?ere discharged. They immedi
ately left town', it seems, for 'yester
day they' werft found by Detectives
Kennaugh and O'Gorman in McGrath's
place near (fom pounce. ' ;'
The White giri was put In the cus
tody of Supei'intendent Combellack of
the Boys' club, who . will send ber
home.- "' .
John Meloy wag found by Officer
John Sullivan on South Main street
drunk yesterday. It being his fourth
time before the court is year Meloy
was fined $10 and costs.
The case .against W'lfred Preston,
charged with obtaining money under
false pretenses wa$ nollod, he having
made good to the ..Fourth':.'-". National
bank which cashed the alleged forged
check' for $80 and" which was ondorsod
by Alderman Pllilng. ITe a Iso raid
the inevitable costs of court. Tluro
was no other business '
POSTOFFICE FRAUDS.
Btffh Official . Blamed. For Poata.1
-' r. ' ScandaU.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. By action
of thv house 'on:mittee on postoffices
and post roads the report of Messrs.
Charles J. Bonaparte and Holmes Con
tad to tbe president on v the postofflce
scandals and the expurgated report of
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Bristow have been made public. .
The report fairly bristles with points
on the misconduct of various officials
which could riot bo given in detail in
the summary issued by direction of the1
president.-, -,r ' " A-' ('-'-:;-vV-',-. -: :V' 'v;.-
In their report on the Tulloch charges
Messrs. Bonaparte and Conrad find
that they revealed deplorable and
gravely discreditable abuses', for which
those primarily responsible are former
Assistant Postmaster General Perry S.
Heath and George W. Beavers. They
classify former Postmaster General
Smith, former Postmaster Willett of
Washington, Postmaster Merritt of
Washington, Comptroller R. J. Trace-
well and Auditor Castle as sharing in
some measure in the responsibility.
BOARD OF EDUCATION,
PROHIBITION PARTY.
Convention to Be Held In Kansas
City Jane 20, 1004.
CHICAGO, Dec. , 17. The national
convention of the Prohibition party
will be held Jn Kansas City on - Wed
nesday,' June 29, 1004. Eight cities
Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Minneapolis,
Kansas City, Baltimore, Buffalo, Mil
waukee and Columbus, O. put in bids
for the convention when' the national
committee of the party met here, but
after listening for several hours to the
arguments of the rival delegates Kan
sas City secured almost twice as many
votes as the nearest competitor. -
The report of Treasurer Samuel'Dick
te of Michigan showed that the com
mittee had $7,000 to begin its next
presidential campaign.
IN THE HOUSE.
Central American ; Tariffs and Pea
ton Appropriations Discussed.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Central
American affairs were discussed in. the
house and also pensions, industrial and
agricultural conditions and labor. The
session lasted more ,than four hours,
the house being in committee of s the
whole almost the entire time on the
pension appropriation bill, in which no
conclusion was reached. .
Mr. Llnd (Dem.V Minn.), referring to
an editorial published in a home paper
which, he said, reflected on his rela
tions with Mr. Williams, the minority
leader, stated that he desired to . say
that his relations with Mr. Williams
were of the most cordial character. , .
Veteran Killed by Anto.
NEW YORK, Dec. 17. Major Frank
B. Lowe, sixty years old, a survivor of
Gettysburg, who posed as model for
one of the monuments that now mark
the site of that battle; died In St.
Mary's hospital as a result of injuries
received when run over by a ponderous
automobile, in which a party of men
and women were riding. The accident
was at Hancock street and Ralph ave
nue, Brooklyn, and the identity of the
automobijists Is not known to, the po
lice. . ,
Miners Qntt Work.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa., Dec. 17.
A strike has been declared at Rosslter,
600 miners in the employ of the Clear
field bituminous coal corporation quit
ting work. The trouble was caused by
the discharge of James Callahan, one
of the motormen, who was ordered to
go to work, but fa iled to report for
duty, claiming that he would not work
extra time in the morning.
Dmaiultard on Trial.
HELENA, Mont, Dec. 17. It devel
oped here at the trial of Isaac Cravelle,
charged with dynamiting Northern Pa
cific trains, that the Great Northern
had received a, threating letter mailed
two months ago from Cascade, Mont.,
in which a demand was made for $10,
000. The state asserts that Cxavelle
wrote the Cascade letter. '
rT oWvinf ViPlr fnturA trnhiif n1ni
Our Motto Has Always Been "Once a Customer, Always, a customer."
THE HAiPSON-SELLEW FURNITURE GO
116 to 120 Bank St . Watdrburfs Bast Furniture Store.
Kla-httna- at Snntlasro.
CAPE 1IAITIEN. Dec. 17. Accord
ing to a special dispatch received here,
heavy fighting has been going -on at
( Santiago for the last two days, in
which the revolutionists were repulsed.
The government has advised all fami
lies to leave the city. President Mo--rales
is constantly expected at Santiago.-.-
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REtVOV L SALE
The building of 213 Bank street will
be rebuilt, so I will be obliged to remove
until then. I will sell my stock of
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Novel
ties at cost. I assure you I will sell
stood 50 per cent cheaper than else-
1 3shcre M, GREEN, 213 Bank street.
School Will Close at Noon Thursdaj
for Christmas Vacation.
The meeting held last evening bj
the board of education is the last to bi
held by that body, and VJce-ChalrmaJi
Kent, who presided, passed around
box of cigars In honor of it Thew
were present besides Commissioner
Kent. Commissioners Griggs, Chase
Carmody and Chapman. Businesi
opened with the airing of a difficult?
between Contractor Patrick Thompson,
who built the cellar and walls of thi
Mulcahy school, and Leonard Asheim,
the architect 3fr Thompson claimed
that he shduld be paid $290.20 for extra
work done. He claimed to have buill
some walls and done some digging be
fore be was notified by the archlteci
that he need not do it True, some oi
the work was not finished, but was in
such a state that he bad to complete it,
as it had been started. It would not
do td fill it In with mud or loose stone,
Mr Asheim stated that the contrao
tor was fully .notified before ne had
started on this extra work and not
cent was due the contractor, r v
.Commissioner Chapman said tb1
was a matter solely between the con
tractor and the architect and he moved
that the discussion be closed until thev
shall agree. It was accordingly closed,
James F. Gaffney, a contractor, who
did work on the same building, applied
for a release of his bond, his work bar
ing been completed and accepted. His
request was granted. : '
: Miss Mary. O'Connor, a . teacher in
the Bank street ' school, was granted
leave of absence for the rest of th
term. Miss O'Connor Is 111 and expects
to leave for tne south to recuperate.
Superintendent Tinker's annual; re
port was referred to the committee on
printing, and . it was decided to draw
up a vote of thanks to the suburban
school committees f or k their co-operation
with the board, and to; present
each committee with a copy of the
vote.
It was also voted to close the schools
at noon Thursday. December. 24, for
the customary Christmasl vacation of
ten days. Inspector Smith was given
instructions to have a ner celling put
up in certain rooms in the i,Croby
school, and also to have, proper ven
tilation in the chemistry, room in th
high school building. .- . - : ;
j Some time ago L. II. Toncey ex
plained to the board a difficulty be had
with the National Steam Economizer
Co over a bill for work done for that
concern. The board was informed by
letter - from ; City Attorney ' Kelloga
that it was a matter between Mr Tou
cey and the company. . 'N
On motion of Commissioner Chap
man, Clerk Fitzgerald Shall advertiso
for bids for the sale of the Elm street
school building, exclusive of its furni
ture and heating plant The build
ing must be removed within thirty
days or Va reasonable time" after th
s.ie. .- ' ' .-..,y?-'-v-.-''--r
f Chairman .Kent suggested that it
would be a good thing for all ; tha
school principals to be Instructed in
first aid to 'the Injured, so tb at if an
accident happened at school tie prin
cipal could give attention to the in
.lured person until & physician would
arrive. Now, it seems, there is a
good deal of red tape. The city phy
sician must be sent tr and sometimes
great delay is caused. Mr Kent sug
gested that the nearest physician shall
be called in'; Mr Tinker said that h
believed he' could have a local physi
cian give such instructions " to , the
principals and teachers at their next
meeting, without any cost to the city,
and he thought they .would gladly re
ceive the instruction, bere was no
more business to be transacted and the
meeting adjourned. , The next meet
ing will be held January 4. when tbef
new board will vbe organized. If it
turns out to he one-half as good as the
retiring board it will be a most excel
lent body. . ; . . ...
SOLD HER INFANT.
Polish Woman Parts With Tier Child
to Raise Funds. ,
New Britain. Dec 17. Mary Reble
skl, wife of Steve Rebleskl; prese.ntl
herself to Captain Lee1 at the pollen
station last evening and made a com
plaint of assault against her husband.
She said that five months ago she was
sent back to Poland by her husband
and that, while there, a chUd was born
to her. Her husband sent her money
for her support but when the baby
came the remittances became Inade.
'quate to support them both. There
upon she sold the baby arid with thef
funds started hack for this; country to
join her husband. - She arrived here
Tuesday night and located ner hus
band in a boarding place on Church
His first question was, "Miry, where
Is the baby?" ; ' .
She berated . nlm for" neglecting tJ
care for its support and then con
fessed she sold it saying that she was
obliged to ,to raise , money. Thereupon,
she claims, he struck her in the face,
kicked and knocked her down. When!
she appeared at the police station fcef
nose was bleeding and there was otheu
evidence of the rough reception she re
ceived from her husband.
Captain Lee sent an 'officer to lh
house, but the man had left
STUDENT INJURED.
Attempt at Hazing at Wesleyan Slay,
Result Seriously.
Mlddletown, Dec 17There was trou
ble at the freshman class society initi
ation at Wesleyan university Tuesday
night When the sophomores attempt
ed to enter the room of F..B. Taylor
of Boston in North college they found
the door locked. TayloT refused to ad
mit them. They attempted to get in
through the windows and Taylor 4red
several blank cartridges at them. Affc
the excitement had died out the sopho
mores began to throw stones and shat
ter window panes. - r
Just as a1 more vigorous attack was
to be made Taylor threw open the door.
Armed with a long screwdriver he .at
tempted to fight his way through ths
crowd of students in the corridor. Be
fore the driver was taken from Mm
Tav-lor hail struck H. M. Richards oi
New Haven, a senior cutting a deep
gash In his tempie. . a ayior was rougu
1 handled. Richards'a injury may
prove serious and affect his sight
There seems to have been a strong fil
ing against Taylor and a desire to puf
hlui through." He evidently realize
it and determined to defend hisaflf.
Eichards has been taken to iis .ota-.

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