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WATER BURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, .THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1008.
t POLI'S I Skills Made to Order. Making . Only Q2.BO. , Slightly Used Shoninger Piano FULTON , 146 GRAND STREET Alteration Enlargement Sale : l;j Is still on Greater Reductions in ; i Prices. The W. H. Hoffman Co 158-162 Grand Street. TELEPHONES 1175 and 1173 15 RANCH EXCHANGE CONNECT ; - INQ ALL DEPARTMENTS. Store Closed All Day Friday, New Year's Day. Important Announcement in this Space To-morrow Night. MUSIC CO., OPPOSITE P0ST0FFICE. and Tailor Made Skirts to Onler. Making Only $3. BO. II Positively the Lowest Prices in the City Boston Millinery Store, P. Friedman Prop. 1 84 So. Main St. Christmas -Millinery and Furs Our holiday trade will certainly appreciate the ef fect of our very low prices, all this week. Open Evenings. SPECIAL For New Year's WeeK. $1 Combination Plyer 'in 'our win dow, for 49e. - $1 Gas Light, complete, 49c. Swell Drop Light, regular $1.50, only 75c. Weiderhold Drop Mantles, 12c. A dandy double Wire Mantle Tc, 4 for 25c. Can you beat It. Skates and Sleds slaughtered at CHEAPEST STORE ON EAILTE. . i Magner Hardware Co.. Inc. 79 AND 81 EAST MAIN ST, "TUB GAMBLERS." Th0 curse of card pluylng Ik given a most brilliant exploitation in a new drama JtiHt produced by the Meters Shubert and written by MIhs Alicia RamBey, an Kngllnh writer of note. The drama Iihh been entitled "The Gambler," and Ig to have Its first bearing at Poli's theater thin evening and New Year's day, mat inee and night. lClaborately Btaged and coHtumed, and provided with an excellent cast of players well known to playgoers, the attraction will doubtlesB prove one of the most Im portant of the current year. The story of tho drama has to do with the caHhlerlng from the BrltlHh army of Colonel Fielding, an aristocrat. As may be ImaKlmul the play is re plete with good situations and bril liant dialogue. For the cast have been selected a number of players well known to Hroadway audiences. Miss Mabel Cameron, a young and beautiful actress, appears as Leonora, giving a most delightful characterization of the heroine; MIfh Eva Vincent, considered one of the best character women of the pres ent day stage, appears In the trying role of the duchess. Lady Monstevou is played by Adelyn Westley, like wise a brilliant character player. M!ks Ina Hammer appears as Lady Norton. Austin Webb as Lord Kit z holm, Warren Conlan as Colonel Fielding, and J. Malcolm Dunn as Dr Sampson. Other members of the company are Walter Constautine, Al bert Latscha, Edward Elkas. Ada Curry, Matllde Deshon and Isabella McGregor. Prices: Matinee, 2.1c to $1; evening, 2.1c to $1.50. Seats now on sale. Tel 1084. "THE MAN OF THE HOUR." Every man. woman and child in the United States in recent mo.ii.hs h:is heard the expression, "HVs a game bird, but he flies funny," but there is doubt that more than 25 per cent of those who have heard or .'wive used the expression know its source. It is one of the big laughing -.peeches in "The .Man of the Hour," which will be acted here by William A. Brady and Joseph R. Grlsmor's spe cial company, made up of well known actors, for three days beginning Mon day, January 4, with Wednesday mat inee. "Where does the laush come in?" many will ask who have not seen the play. Where doej the laugh come in with any of the best jokes of the ages unless the whole story be told? Nobody will laugh at the sentence "To get to the other sido" in the bare form in which it is here given, but preceded by the in terrogation, "Why does a chicken cross the road?" that line has cre ated more laughter than any com bination of words in the English lan guage. Moral: If you want to get. the full measure of laughter from "He's a game bird, but he Hies fun ny," go to Poll's and hear Alderman Jimmy Phelan sneak it In rsniv tn i Mayor Bennett, .just before "that nervy young man wins back the love of the woman for whose respect and admiration he has done anrt -iaraA jso much. Prices 25 cents to $1.50 evenings. 25 cents to $1 matinee. seats now on sale. Tel 1084. MAY ROBSOX. That was a very pretty comedy, American in, conception, too, that was presented at Poll's theater last evening by May Robson and a most excellent company. Miss Robson appeared in the quaintly conceived character of Aunt Mary Watkins. She never was married, but she just dotes on her nephew, Jack, on whom she lavishes all the love of a mother and for whom she is constantly pay ing out bills contracted in his wild schemes as a college student. One admonition she gives him, however, that he must wrong no woman. When later she learns that some woman from the west has entered a suit for breach of the peace, she cuts Jack off in a moment of anger. Learning later, through the medium of one of Jack's college chums, that her boy was ill, she hastens to New York and here comes her rejuvena tion. The college boys educate her in all the up-to-date slang of the day. Automobile rides, wine parties and even cigarettes are introduced and when Anally she returns to her country home, the astonished the natives with her flow of New York language. Miss Robson has a splen did chance to show her versatility and she takes good advantage of it. Her facial expressions were more than funny and the character of Aunt Mary was a happy one for her. Jack proves to her later that the woman in the weft was only an ad venturess, but even the latter is tak en care of by Aunt Mary and sent to h,er home In the far west. Betty Burnett, sister of Jack's chum, is In love with Jack while Jack is iopping the question, the aunt, who is sup posed to be asleep, takes !n the whole scene. Her acting in this scene had the audience in roars of laughter. It was such' a diversant character, too, now snappish and quick to resent ev ery little fault, then mellowing down to the kind hearted old woman, who could be wheedled into doing almost anything within propriety. Her de scription of the nice man she met on the train, who told her how he car ried his money and . In return, she showed him where she carried her puree, and her sudden discovery that her pocket had been cut open and her , purse was gone, all this was done bo humorously and so innocent ly, that even those on the stage with her could scarcely refrain from smil ing and laughing with the audience. It. was a good comedy and well play ed throughout by everybody. VAUDEVILLE. Manager Poll has gathered a re markable collection of features for the bill at the Jacqn?s next week, offering as the hcadliner Clarence Wilbur and his Ten Funny Folks in the bright musical and mirthfi;! con ceit, "The New Scholar." Among the funny folks are numbered the six O'Connor sisters, favorite Eng- JACQUES) : SSb'rHcb, IRochwcIl an jfotestct , . - '" "Cornet 'Dress" for Women and Misses. 129 BANK ST. Our Annual Clearance Sale, Coats, Suits, Dresses) This sale as time will prove is a most agreeable surprise. It's oV most agressive way to give our patrons the benefit of reductions whelj Jey need the garments most. Remember, being our first season, everything is the newest Reductions have been made regardless ot cost or wue. Every garment must move in its season. Suits are Sub-divided Into $20 and $22.50 SUITS $11. Sharp 14. T5 for $20.00 and $18.00 Coats. lish comediennes. As a special feat ure Manager Poll has engaged the Sisters Meredith, whose brilliant singing and scenic novelty, "Girls of Many Nations" is among the most favored of vaudeville acts. The sis ters Meredith impersoiiiAe' and sing characteristic songs of the Scotch, Chinese, Egyptian, Spanish, Indian and French. What is conceded to be the premier acrobatic turn of vaude ville is offered by the four Readings. The dainty comedienne, Una Clayton, who wrote the sketch, "The Chalk Line" which received much favor this week, will appear with her own company in a charming playlet, "His Local Color" in which humor and pathos are admirably blended. Ec kert and Berg will provide a sur passing musical act with a brilliant setting. Mills and Morris, minstrel misses, will lend to the diversity of the bill with a black face act. Much local interest will will be added by the presence of Jack Boles and Jack O'Brien. New electrographic films will round out the bill. The sale for the remaining performances of this week's bill is phenomenal. Patrons not having tickets will avoid disappointment by obtaining them without delay. EMPIRE "THE DEVIL." "The Devil" continues to draw large audiences at the Empire, with matinee and evening performances dally. The leading role, handled so ably by Paul Taylor, gives an ex cellent subject for comparison with the work of other . principals and especially that of Preston Kendall, who played here recently. This week's offering is not a vaudeville sketch, but a three act investiture of the highest merit. "Robert Em met," a romantic Irish drama, will be the attraction all next week, with Karlu C. Simmons in the leading role. Mr Simmons will positively appear. There is to bs a big New Year's matinee to-morrow afternoon and hundreds of seats have already been sold. The management requests that seats be ordered in advance to avoid disappointment. Box "office telephone, 2216. COMPANY G BALL. The annual ball of Company G, which will be held in Buckingham hall this evening, will undoubtedly prove one of the most brilliant so cial functions of the year, as it al ways attracts a large and fashion able fathering. The orchestra, which will render music, has already held a rehearsal, and the sixteen mu sicians are prepared to furnish some excellent concert and dance numbers. The concert will start at 8:15, dancing at 9:15 and taps will be sounded at 12 o'clock. In addi tion to the dance itself, the fact that the money made will go to the Slo cum Memorial fund has caused a lsrge sale of tickets. , FULTON'S SOCIAL. One of the big events for holiday week will be the dance and sc-ut! to be given at the Buckingham on Sat urday evening by Fulton's American band. The dance will be the cul minating event of a week of dances which have occupied almost every hall in the city. For this carnival Conductor James M. Fulton has se lected a programme of the popular numbers which have been included in the programmes during the past week. Several new and novel num bers will be added to these. Th band is now completing arrange ments for a Sunday evening concert of high class music to be given in the Buckingham on January 31. The price of -admission to this event will he 25 cents, the lowest price ever charged for an event of this kind held in the music hall since its open ing. A well known concert vocalist will assist. We idealize reality In order to escape it. for Convenience. $30.00 and $35.00 SUITS $221. A Nominal Charge will be Made for During this Sale. Reductions on Coat! $25,00 for $30.00 and $35 00 Coats. Mdtv;. ..(" "iL' "t .0 1 $400.00 Piano to On December 24, lf)((, v.ill vv ill give this piano free to one of our customers. Beginning to-!ay we fti ve a certificate with every cash pur chase, the wrsrm presenting; cert i lie at 'is reoresenting the, largest value at our store on December 24, 'OS), w ill receive piano free. Inspect the piano at our store and start savin g coupons. P. STAN CO, POII S THEATER. THURSDAY AXD FRIDAY, DEC 81, JAX 1. (New Year's Day Matinee.) The Messrs Shubert present Grand Premier Performances of THE GAMBLERS A Play of To-day by Alicia Ramsey, with brilliant New York cast. Prices Matinee 25c to Jl, even ing 25c to $1.50. Poli's Theater. THREE BAYS. Jan 4, 5 and 6 Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, With Matinee Wednesday. SEATS NOW ON SALE The Man of the Hour Original N. Y. Company Prices Evenings, 25c to $1.50; Matinee, 25c, to $1.00. Tel. 1084. Grab Bag Dance Xew Year's Kve, At Rick's Dancing Acodemy, 43 East Main street. Also Regular Dancing. NEW YEAR'S INIOHT 'Phone 177-5. Three Lots $4100 and $35.00 SVITS $33. 75 Alterations $40.00 and $50.00 Coats. . Be Given Away ! Dealer in Boots. Shoes and Rubbers. 219 BANK ST. JACQUES OPERA HOUSE. WEEK OF DECEMBER 28. Record Hrcaking Bill. THE LOVE WALTZ "The Merry Widow" of Vaudeville. Featuring Audrey Maple and Alfred Keppeler. StmU ndotis Supporting Array. Harlan Knight and company, the Zannettas, Bert Kalmar and Jessie Brown, Irene La Tour and Zaza, Fred Sosman, McNish and Penford, Electrograph. Poli's prices, 10c to 50c. 'Phone 1090. Evening prices New-Year's matinee. His Ten Funny Folks, Meredith Sis ters. Others. Empire Theater. MATINEE EVERY DAY. The Devil, .Matinees every day hut Monday Kl and 20 Cents. Illustrated songs and moving pictures. ANNUAL . MILITARY BALL Of CO G, Second Regt. Inf C. N. G. . AT THE BUCKINGHAM, THURSDAY DEC 31 1908. NEW YEAR'S Afternoon an! Evening Social by Laliier's Military Band it Columbus Hall, Niuptuck. ADMISSION 2S CUNTS. era GE0EGE EUD0LPH J Teacher of Violin. Mandolin and All ( Brass Band Instruments. Music Furnished for All Occasions. Music Studio 74 Abbott Are. 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