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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. MONDAY, MARCH 21. 1904.
ft LI FTLE In our light and -spacious Children's De partment we are shoving exceptional low prices on our Little Men's Wear in every shape, material and price. We cafl your especial attention to our excellent values at $1.95, $2.45, $2.95: Can't match them for the price anywhere. Every garment guaranteed as represented or money re funded. A few more of those bargains left for Wednesday and Saturday. ; R. R. HARDER & CO 105 BANK I ' , , , - ' - V r ArMJ, - Jb!M'.UmViltA' THE PERPETUATION OF PLATITUDES By Mrs. PRANK LESLIE NTS of the, most astonishing facts in this most astonish ing world is the persistence shown by people of every nation and every tongue in PERPETUATING cer- a 5 -r-r A- rrTfin i i -mi iTTTPitrh i n-m hmrmTTi KE$?3POjj ITIES. Certain foolish proverbs are to be found in - i - nearly every language, and generation alter genera tion repeats them with an owl-like enunciation of a prof bund and newly, discovered 'truth.''.' ,' For instance, the proverb that "a rolling 'stone gathers no moss" implies that no man should try to improve his condition by seeking 1 1 - hj iihijik ..1 Miifiri. i ia 1 1 u i u u t 1849 some millions 'of men, hearing . of gold in California, had an- nounced to each other, "A, rolling stone gathers no moss," and Settled comfortably down in the moss of New England farms or in 'New Jersey swamps the world would not have been so wealthy today . as it has become BY THE ROLLING OF THOSE ENTER- PRISING STONES. So with , bo with Australia, and so with all . r sea. JMOst lmtatinflr to me is the advice so oonstantiv otterfifi to -nfvr- ' ' . e . ii . eons conspicuous ior ine importance ana . imperativeness 01 tneir business or other obligations to "take care of yourself" and "Now, don't get tired !" Everybody says it , just because everybody bas said it from time immemorial, but: did any one ever stop ' to AN ALYZE the meaning of the sensible sounding nonsense ? "Take care of yourself !" Well, the doctors tell us that to "take gooa care 01 yoursen a person must go to bed at a regular hour, sleep eight hours tor so, rise, bathe and breakfast all after a system of hygiene which to many persons would be very DISAGREEABLE 'AND BURDENSOME. You must through the day keep yourself in an even temperature, avoiding extremes of heat and cold, cur rents of air or sudden changes. You must not engage too much in sedentary pursuits, and you must not stand up too much. You jnust not devote yourself to any work that keeps the body bent over a , bench or desk, and you must not inhale dust or metal filings or chemical exhalations or the miasma of malarial districts or 'allow eet bowls and other plumbing in any room you inhabit. YOU MUST BE SURE TO TAKE EXERCISE, OR YOU ARE DOOMED TO ; ALL SORTS OF DISEASES AND DISASTERS, AND YOU MUSTN'T TAKE TOO MUCH EXERCISE, OR YOU BECOME THE VIC- . i it v w i . . i . w . iii. i w. i ivituviivj viwi i b , ng rvnlViiunDL IX. , You must not use. yourbrain too much, for the "gray matter" is diminished by. every thought which registers itself upon that mysterious tablet. If you economically refrain from all thought rvbu nrobftblv come to bitter oripf. -fmnnpifll or "rvthfirwisA. nf wliiph fv ,Jt v 7 - 7 some, wiseacre says, "What a pity he or she. hadn't THOUGHT a little more about it." You mustn't get angry, for to let your angry passions, rise is to run the risk of . apoplexy, heart! disease or lesion f the arteries. , You mustn't overeat;, you mustn't eat in a hurry; ,you mustn't fro too lomr fastinir. You must, in short, devote nrettv Siearly your whole time, attention and intellect to keeping the human machine in the best condition, and for what? Why, that it may remain alive TO BE T ATCEN OATIE' OR SOMF. iCf OT?"P nuivu uic iitiug jj. uiy va&c rain ui j'uliiocix is at wiiuu the means and the end of living? . MY OWN ADVICE TO 7 PERSONS OF AVERAGE CAPACITY, HEALTH AND POSITION WOULD BE JUST THE REVERSE OF THIS STUPID FORMALITY OF "TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF." IT WOULD BE: DO SOMETHING. SPEND YOURSELF AND GET SOMETHING I- II K IT. MAKE YOUR MARK AND w mm w w m www r mm m w - - m nr' niff ' I km tuc ATTruor . out SPEND LIFE IN TAKING CARE OF ; The. eastern situation, says a London ; cablegram, has un doubtedly caused -general military unrest. MEN STREET. solemnity suitable to the first ri i u 1 111 iu ii ij u - ii a 1 1 . u r ii'ii u iiii i i r 1 11 Kimberley and , its diamond fields ; explorers and adventurers by land "",'"' : '"." i . 1 i .i ACH EVF R 1 1 fif. I- SR nR.IK NPFn w a w , w v W mm m my m m mm mm mw pm ueAiieniiA 1 baic ' nAMr YOURSELF. , ? 'odSk wm or Three F &C6S By (OopyriKht, ltOA, by Dally Story Pnb. Oo.) THE Verney mansion was abloom with flowers. Roses glowed in gold and silver vases in parlor and hall and vines trailed up the long stair ways. In an upper room the heiress to the magnificent mansion and the broad acres surrounding it, arrayed in bridal robe, was submitting to the final touches of skilful hands and listening to the chatter of her maids,. "I am her maid of honor," said the tall, dark girl who was arranging her veil. "She must give me her bouquet, else where are the privileges of my po sition?" "That is not fair," replied a maiden, whose golden curls fell in riotous 'mass over the tiny slipper she was fit ting to the foot of the bride. "You have highest place and will be the most observed and admired. She must throw her bouquet fairly and let chance select the fortunate one." '3f you do not go away now and give some attention to your own adornment you will not be ready to go down with me and there will be no fortunate one to receive 'my flowers. Had I known you were going to1 quarrel like this I would not have allowed you to send my dressing maid away so fou might practice the art of costumery at my expense. Go off now, every one of you." Putting, them t out and shutting the door, she came back to the center of the room and stood lookingabout her. She was taking leave of that room, the sanctum of her maiden life, and of all the beautiful things in it, which had been her pride and joy in the happy days she had spent there. Tears came to her eyes as she thought that those days were going away from her, for ever. She would leave everything ic the room just, as it had always been and come back to. it' sometimes, but it would never be the same. It would belong only to her, little episodes then; never again to her life. She knelt and said a prayer for the happiness, of that coming life for its true happiness. Not that it might .be free from the thorns that are the lot of all who tread well the path of life, but that two might walk hand in hand and bring a blessing each to the other that would heal very wound and light the darkness of the road until 'It should merge into the shhiing way. She re-, membered fn ner petition, too, the little life that was being given to her care, for Alan "Warrington had once had a lovely young wif e,i who had died and left a little boy to comfort him for her loss. She stood by the window and looked out at the rippling river in the distance and away over to the horizon where the dreams of her childhood had taken form in the days gone by. She heard carriages driving up to the door. She could hear them bowl around the curve and turn into the driven There the heavy, arching 1:res hid them from j view. . Some one came running down tne winding road. She observed him idly, scarcely -consciou , of his presence. He came on up the pathway to the door. How still the house was. The mur mur of moving forms and light voices had suddenly been stilled. It was the hush of expectation, she thought. Alan would soon "be there. It had been a dis appointment to.Jiim that he could not nave hadsone sweet hour with her to close the old life before they had en tered on the new. He was stationed at a fort in the west with his regiment and weddings were not included in mil itary duties; especially when there was an excitement on the border. So he was to arrive just before the hour set for, the ceremony. Something was coming down the road, moving slowly. As it came near er she saw four men carrying a stretch er covered over with a dark cloth. Why was so gloomy a thing coming now ? After a long time her mother came in, all the light gone out of her face. Ginevra held out her hands. "You need not tell me," she said in a 'voice softer than a whisper, yet more insistent than a thunder-tone. "Alan is dead and you have come to tell me. I will go to meet him. He cannot come to me." She walked steadily but of the room and down the stairs, her white robe trailing in a silvery billow on the floor. Her mother followed and tried to de tain her, but she broke away, from the detaining arms. She crossed the va cant room at the foot of the stairs and opened the door opposite. On a couch within lay the still form and beside it ftood her father, a physician and two of the guests. They stepped forward to intercept her,, but fell back in awe of her stillness and the majestic air with which she waved them away. She stood upright and looked for an instant at the white face on the crimson cushion. She turned and walked with the same stately step and moveless face back to her room, the maid of honor fol lowing her, weeping and clasping her hands. A cab came rapidly up the drive. A young man with arm in a sling hastily entered the hall. "Alan!" exclaimed Mr. Verney. "Where why how did you come?" "Did you think I should not come? I Was near thinking so myself. If ever man was pardonable for being late at his own wedding I am. But I am here at last; rather damaged, but with life enough to be happy. It was a terrible wreck and I was fortunate in being one of the siightly hurt, but it kept me waiting until my arm was patched up." "But who is there is another man I can't understand It at all. Some.ona 3 ftr J lUi iw II a II J h was brought here because the hospital I was full and it was hoped that his life would be saved if he had immediate care. He died as they carried him over the threshold -and when we looked it was your face." Mr. Verney opened the little door and together they went in. "It was as If I were looking at my self when life had gone. I wonder who he is. These accidental resemblances are very strange. I have never seen the man. Poor fellow! How sad that he should have come here to-day. .Gin evra! I hope she has not seen. We will never tell her of what has happened. Let me go to her." When Alan entered the room where the bride sat in her white robes she arose and bowed, graciously extending her hand. "You are welcome," she said in a voice whose low music was sadder than sobs. "I await my bridegroom. When he comes he will give you welcome to our wedding feast." ! "Sweetheart! Do you not know me?" She drew back in offended dignity. "It is not fitting that a stranger should call me by that name. You jest, sir. If you have come to do honor to our nuptials you should not speak light words."' She sank back into her chair, lifting her gaze upward and waiting with a smile of ' happy expectation on her lips. All the answer she gave to his en treaties was a gentle: - "I await my bridegroom's coming." ( The days and the weeks and the months went by and drifted into years and still the maiden waited for the lover whom her dazed mind could not recognize, though he watched over her with a tender care . until hope was gone and he knew that his presence could never bring anything of pleasure to her heart. Then he went away. The years passed on and the maiden waited in radiant expectation, and time dimmed not the springtide bloom of her loveliness. She was ever the fair and loving child-woman, waiting for her bridal. Lieut.i' Alan Warrington had re turned from the .Philippines and was stationed at Fort Milford. f Life at an inland fort, with its routine drills and dress parades, may be more comforta ble than long hikes over tropical is lands, but it leaves something to be de sired in the way of variety. Lieut. Warrington-. found no outlet for his changeful tempers and roving tenden cies except in long walks and rides about the country. Home-coming meant less to him' than to most island exiles. He. was the only child of his father, for whom he had been named. In his absence his father had died and there was no tie of kindred left to bind him to his country. Sometimes in his walks he passed a knoll, sloping to the south, on which stood a large house built of cream colored stone, contrasting vividly with the green of the line of treesx beyond and the pale turquoise of the sky. In passing he had seen a beautiful girl at the gate, always with an older woman at her side, who seemed to be less a companion than an attendant. He had noted the girl's waving amber hair and the brown of her great eyes, and the fairness of her delicately pink cheeks. One morning he was riding along the road thinking of the beautiful maiden and wondering who she was and why she looked out upon the world with such wandering, restless eyes. As he drew near the great house he saw her come alone down the garden path, glancing back now and then as if in fear that some one would steal upon her solitude. When she reached the gate she stood for a moment, looking longingly out. Then she raised the latch with a swift movement and ran out into the road. She lifted her arms high above her head and laughed in a clear musical tone. As Alan watched her poised grace fully, swinging her arms like slender wind-swept boughs, he heard the sud den harsh jangle of bells. Down the road came two automobiles racing at their utmost speed. She did not seem to hear the warning, though the fore most machine had almost leaped upon her. Alan dashed forward, seized her by the arm and drew her from the track, the automobile touching her swaying garments as it flew by. ' She uttered a sharp cry and passed her hand over her .eyes as if to push aside a veil. A look of terror came into her face and then gave way to an expression of dawning consciousness, as of one who wakes from a long sleep. She locked up and saw in the face of his son the Alan Warrington of her youth. t "I am- so glad you have come, Alan. I new you would, but the waiting seemed an eternity. The train was late, they told me." "Yes," he said, with a puzzled ex pression. Then there came the memory of the old story he had heard long ago of the girl who had waited for his father through the years which had brought death to the faithful lover, but had left the maiden still the fair, loving bride, unconscious of and untouched by the passage of years. The love of the bridegroom of, years agone leaped suddenly into the heart of his son and he seemed always to have known the deep eyes into which he looked and to have had no life till she came with a love for which his heart had waited through the years. The moment of awakening had come and she met Alan Warrington as he had stood before her in the toys that were to her asbe present. The time between was as naught. It had left no mark on face or heart. She was still the bride who had waited through an eventful day for her first Alan War rington. To him, too, it wajS the realization of a beautiful dream hand to his lips and heart: "My Ginevra!" as he lifted her whispered in his Cherry Pectoral for colds, coughs, bronchitis, consumption. Wi consumption, we have been saying this for 60 years. And so ave the doctors. J.O. Aver Co. Lowell, Mass. HOLDS UP A HIGHWAYMAN. Iowa Han, Stopped by a Bobber, Turns Sleuth and Gets Watch and Revolver. Elmer A. Emmert, victim, turned Efl mer A. Emmert, victor, and the transi tion cost a Chicago highwayman a ?20 revolver. Emmert lives in Dallas City, la., and came to Chicago to apend Sunday. Ho was walking in Wabash, avenue, near Van Buren street, when some one tapped him on the shoulder. , He turned arid looked Into a revolver barrel. "Up with your hands' commanded the man at the other end If the barrel. - "Why, certainly," said the man from "HAND OVER THAT WATCH." Iowa. He had been there before and- know how to be accommodating. "Hand over that watch," continued the highwayman. v "Certainly," and a gold watch and chain exchanged owners. "Got any cash?" (from the highway man). "Been in Chicago for two hours," an swered Emmert. The highwayman, turned and walked south. Then Emmert began to run his hands through his hair. His friends in Iowa would have known that was thinking. He examined the footprints in the snow, and he chuckled as he murmured to him self: "Nails on one side and none on the other." ' He started south. Every ten steps he stooped and looked at the white cov ering. He caught his man at Harrison street. His clinched fist descended and the highwayman fell like a log. He was still dazed when he rolled over and gazed at his late victim. . , , "Shell over that watch!" said Em mert. ' ' Many things were floating within the circle of the highwayman's vision, but he knew the exact location of the watch, and, he produced it. "When a man catches a thief he gets a reward, don't he?" demanded the farm er from Iowa. "He do," replied the highwayman, and be jrava his weapon to Emmert. BIDDY SAVED HER NECK. Laid an Egg as Purchaser Carried Her Home for the Purpose of Mak ing a Stew of Her.' Francis Repetto, of Chester, Pa., thinking he would like a chicken for dinner, went into th market and pur chased a large Dominick hen. He car ried the hen under one arm and a bundle f groceries under the other. "Hey, mister, your hen, has laid an egg," shouted a small boy, as Repetto pushed homeward through the crowded street. The boy picked up the egg, which had dropped to the sidewalk, and which did THE EGG WAS STILL. WARM. not break in the fall, handed it to the astonished man, and, as it was still warm, there was no mistaking the fact that the hen laid it. 1 "That egg has saved the life of that ben," said Repetto. "If she , Is good enough to lay while being carried in the street she is good enough to keep for her fruit." "Hello" Girls Get Bald. A large proportion of telephone girls employed by the big companies in New York give up their places rather than incur the risk of becoming partly bald. This effect of the steel band or hood which telephone operators wear over their head Is plainly noticeable in the case of those who have Ecahty hair. On boys who act as telephone operators It is even more noticeable than with girls. One boy who operates a switchboard is almost entirely bald In a band running from one side of his head to another. He has been at thev telephone switch board for two years and now wears a cushion underneath the steel hood to protect his head from the pressure. Laurel Crowned. The tHle "poet laureate", had its origin iiv the Roman custbm of crown ing their great men with the laurel. No "Friends" Among Hindoos. ' The Hindoos have no exact equiva lent for the word "friend;" they use the w$ "brother" instead. " Take of Saturday Barg FREE $2 "worth, 20. green trading stamps with 1 lb best Butter ... .... '. .30c $2 worth, 20 green trading stamps with 2 lbs Lard "25c ' $3 worth, 30, green trading stamps with 1 dozen large Oranges . .SOe , $1 worth, 10, green trading stamps with T. lb Sausage 12c' $1 -worth, 10, green trading stamps with 1 lb Frankfurters . ..12c $1 worth, 10. green trading stamps with 1 bunch Celery ..... . 12c $8 worth, 80, green trading stamps with 1 bot Port or Sherry Wine 'i 50c $1 worth, 10, green trading stamps "with v'.pt Wilson Whiskey ?0c $0 worth, 60, green trading stamps with 1 bot Peruna . .. . 95c : ' $1 worth, 10, green trading stamps with 1 bot Catsup ... 12c ?1" worth, 10, gxee trading stamps -with 1 pkg Jellycon 10c $2 worth, 20, green trading stamps with 1 pkg Cero Fruto .......i ..13c Union 118 SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone 711-4. FREE DELIVERY. 3C mmmimMmmmmimmmBimfx p..- iT'in-ir-mif NSULTED TWO MEXICANS. An American Accidentally Brushed ,; Against Them and Affair Nearly ! Ended in a Duel. , ' i A well known member of the Ameri can colony boarded, a crowded car one day last week and in the jam happened to brush against two Mexican gentle men, well dressed and of distinguished appearance. One of them, after a few tense words with his friend, turned to the i America?, gentleman- and com menced expostulating with him, say 3 the Mexican Herald. The American, not understanding Spanish well, thought nothing particular of the inci dent until the two men got off the car when he did and continued to address him as before. Callingi a friend who was passlrig he asked him . to ac as interpreter. Then he discovered 'that the two men- thought he had insulted them by brushing against them and they asked for satisfaction. The Amer ican got mad. s He told the two gentle men that he would meet "them, one after the other, at any place, with any weapon, and would give them all the satisfaction that they could possibly want. With that the American hand ed them his card. They glanced at the name on the-'card, then took off their hats, bowed low and begged the Amer icano's pardon, saying that they-were mistaken, for the Americano was a gentleman and would not insult them under any circumstances. , Cocoanut Sent Through Mails. A letter carrier in the Louisville (Ky.) post office was surprised to find among the mail matter ready for his distribu tion a few days, ago a large cocoanut in all its natural . hairy coverings. He thought a first that some one was try ing to play a joke on him, but upon looking closely discovered that the co coanut was duly stamped, postmarked, and addressed to a young woman on his regular route. It had been sent from a Florida town and bore 16 two-cent Etamps to cover postage. At one spot the hair had been carefully scraped off, revealing a sooth surface on which the address was written in ink.. The unique mail parcel was promptly delivered to the young woman; and she later told the postman that it had lost nothing of its flavor by reason of its odd method of transmission. Have a Long History. The people of Korea are neither Jap anese nor Chinese. They are Mongolian and have a polysyllabic language, with a phonetic ' alphabet. They have a re corded history, of disputed authenticity, which claims for them a continuous ex istence as a , Korean people of about 6,000 years, the earlier part of which, of course, is shrouded in the mists of tra dition and fable. . The Kind You Have Always in use for over 30 years, and jar- ur m - 1 " - JO? j?- sonal supervision since its infancy , '"&tcU4) Allowno one to deceive vouin this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-g-ood" are but? Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health" of Infants and Children Experience against Experiment' What is CASTORS A Castoria is a harmless, substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups, It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotics substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and 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 GASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the The Kind You Hp Always Bought In Use For Over SO Years. ; THC CCNTAUN COMPANY. T IWOBHAV BTBECT. HXVII YORK CITY. nta our ainSale Supply Go., FIRE ALARM. 4 Cor South Main ana irand sti. v 5 Scovill Manufacturing Co (P.J '- 6 Cor Bridge and MagiJl ktfl. 7 Exchange Place. . ' 12 Rogers & Bro (P.) 13 ;Cor East Main and Niagara tau - 14 Cor East Main and Wolcott road, 15 Oor Cor High and Watnut eta. 10 Cor Eact Main and Cherry stj. 17 Cor East Main and Cole stfl. 21 Cor North Elm and Kingsbury sti 23 Burton street engine house. ; 24 Waterbury Manufacturing Co (P) 25 Cor North Main and North stfl. 26 Cor Buckingham and Oopke stt. 27 Cor Grove and ProspePt 28 Cor Hillside avenue and Pine etfl. 29 Cor Lndlow and N. Willow sts. 31 Cor Bank and Grand fits. ' 32 Cor Riverside and Bank sts. 54 Cor W. Main and Watertown rd. 55 Conn R'y & L't'g Co. car h'se (P-4 R6 Waterbury Brass Co (P) ' 37 Cor Cedar and Meadow sts. - 88 Cor Grand and Field sts. 42 Cor South Main and Clay sts. 43 New Englnna Watch Co (P) 45 Benedict & Burnham Mfg Co. (Pj 46 Waterbury Buckle Co. (P) 47 Cor S. Main and Washington sts. , 51 Cor Rait! win and JRIver stfi. R2 Cor Franklin and Union, sta. 53 Waterbury Clock Co; case fac. (Pit f4Cor Clay and Mill r.fi Cor Liberty frnd River sts. 57 No 5 hose vou. 8 Cor Baldwin mid Stone sts. - ' R2--Cor Doollttle alley snd Dublin sfi 72 Cor West Main and Willow sts. 73North Willow st, cor1 Hillside. 74 Cor Johnson and WatervIIIe sts. ' J42 Wolcott st. beyond Howard. JR2 Cor East Main and Welton sts. . 212 The Piatt Bros Co. (PV yiTTnmnwnfl Ruckle Gov flV ' 21 4. Waterbury Clock OomVt fac fPT 21 fi Cor North Main and Grove sts. n trill i . y.n 1 uor ivuuim Jim nnu vvnru sis.. 2R1 Junction Cooke and N. Main sts. 272 Grove, bet Central & Holmes avs. R11 S. N. E. Telephone k building (P) 812 Cor Bank nn "ieadow sts. ?13 Bandolph & Clowes (P) 814 Plume & Atwoo (P) R15AmerIcan Rlnc Co. fP) glGElectrlc Wgbt Station (P. 3igHoImes, Booth' & Hardens (Pi 821 No 4 Hose House. 823 Cor Washington ave & Porter st. ; 824 Cor Charles and Porter sts. So Cor Simons st & Washington ar, 87iCIty Lumber" & Coal Co. (P) 412 Tracy Bros (P) 432 Cor Liberty and S. Main sts. 451 Steele & Johnson Mfg f!o. (P) , 552 Cor Baldwin and Rye sts. (PV Private. ' - x ' " SIGNALS. J. One stroke calls superintendent to the City hall. , 1-1. Two strokes, JBre ont, -recall. 1-1-1. Three strokes, 12 m,-9 p. m. : 1-1-1-1-l-l-l-l-l-L Ten strokes quicft Will indicate a general alarm and will rail the entire force into service, r D Bought, and which has been. . lias "borne the sigrnature of has been made under his per-. Signature of In