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i i i i .1 2 1 i 1 I i i Hi 1 s. i TO REFOBU STREET SIGN SYSTEM AT OHGE Estimates Requested ofvUghting Companies by Mr. Cantor. Different Kinds of Signs for th Besl-' dene and Business Portions of th City Planned. i Kstlmate have been requested by Jacob A.

Cantor, who will on "Wednesday become President of the Borough of Manhattan, for the Illumination of a eystent of street slns Jlr. Cantor proposes to have placed In the residence dl-trtcU No subject has engaged the attention of the Borough Presidentelect more than this matter of street signs, and only a few more conferences with the Municipal Art Commission members remain to brina- the whole matter to a settlement. The system of signs favored by Mr, Can- tor for the residence district contemplates an Illumination on the Inside, with a square on the outside containing th. name of the street to which the sign Is parallel. In Urge letters, and possibly, the cross street, la small figures.

Mr. Cantor says, howerer, that the plan of having the email figures Is little confusing, and that he has not fully decided as to' that matter. i Just as soon as I take said Mr. Cantor yesterday, I shall take Immediate measures to utilise the lamp-and electric light posts of the city for signs. At the present time there are about 4.000 street Intersections In this city, and the signs on nearly all of them are There are some 3,000 lampposts now used for signs, end about 2,000 mor that -might be utilised.

There ought to be about 8,000 signs altogether In the city," Mr. Cantor says that such signs as are In Use on Central Park West, for example, are almost utterly useless. These signs are In small figures on the large red glass globes surrounding the street lamps. Signs of the same description are usea on Amsterdam Avenue and upper Broadway. I do not believe, continued Mr.

Cantor, that an adequate system of signs can be tnaintained without additional Illumination on the city's streets. It may take considerable extra expense to get this extra street lighting but 1 believe the people are pretty thoroughly aroused on the subject, and will Stand any reasonable expense to this end." Mr. Cantor- has submitted his plans for Illuminated signs to the Edison Electric Light Company, which furnishes ail the lectric Illumination in this city, and to the gas companies with a request for an mate upon the illumination of the signs. It Is believed that the electric light com- Jinny will equip a large number of signs at ts own xpense if it is given the contract for the liKhtins: for a lone period. It is thought-that the cost to the city under this plan would be about 180,000 a year, peril arm somewhat less.

The plans which have now been formed contemplate the use of a blue enameled sign on the street corners of the business district. Mr. Cantor says that there is com-: taratlvely little use for illuminated signs In this section of the city at night, as the few people who would be In the neighbor hood at that time could see the blue signs from the reflection of the street lamps. It is -also the idea of Mr. Cantor to have a somewhat different kind of sign, in the matter of lettering, for the residence and business portions of the city.

Innumerable suggestions by letter and by design have been sent to the Borough President-elect, and he says that the subject! has been trior ourhlv thrashed over. He exoects to con suit again with the representatives of the art societies next week, and by the last of the week the orders for the erection of the new alms will probably be issued The organization which has given the greatest attention probably i to the subject of new street signs, and representatives of which have been called by Mr. Cantor into frequent consultation, is the Municipal Art Society. This society appointed a commit tee, of which Nelson S. Spencer of SI sau Street, is Chairman, and this committee has given thorough attention to both the law and the art of the street sign question.

The necessity of looking into the law the question grown out of the idea to place some signs on residences and other buildings on street corners and the possibility that owners of such property might object in mis proceeding. The ideas of Mr. Spencer and his com mittee, as thev have been presented to Mr, Cantor, are expressed by Mr. Spencer in an article in Municipal Aalr8 published yesieraay. ite says: All streets should be marked by a sign parallel with the street at ea-h eorner.

While there is an arxumert for having the lsi designate the cru street, exiierieru-e has shown thai aueh method extremely eonfuniftg and Imprae-; tlrabie. (irtwrslljr signs shouM be placed on com.r Millrl.nh. 1 On street, on which are oetatef street rall-vrayr, or which are used almuA exclusively for onvim purioea, me oi final Si charge should to utilize any pctis at the comer or ine street, or to erert them that purpose, hi which aixna may place. I Imllcatliuc the name or tno rrw nor Internet Idja; street, at an unfit nt abojt 43 decree. It would quickly be come well underotood that these signs filticed at mis iniw indicated solely trie cross street.

All signs should be of such slse and design ar. to be easily read by day. and. so far aa practicable, by nisht. Many ms-stWns have oeen mad as to the char.

'Her uf the lettering. Hut what a large city needs in this connection more than any other thine ts the Institution of a seneral and comprehensive plan providing for the combination o( all street fixtures, a sinsie and convenient structure for the hydrant, firs aiarm nox. tne police telegraph or telephone, the letter boxes, manbote, and finally, the Jtroet stsn. Mr. Cantor said yesterday! that this plan iu piace an street fixtures in one structure, aa suggested, would be a matter of many years He said, however, that it wouia sureiv come to that in time.

Mr, openrer seiu to a nrw XQRK TIMES re porter tnat it was his idea that makeshift signs should be placed in Position imme diately by Mr. Cantor, and that he should then Institute a competition for the most rustic and convenient deslgna for. permanent signs. Mr. Cantor said, however, that would not put up any makeshift signs, but that all he did erect would be aa nearly permanent aa the means at liis disposal would permit.

QUICK WORK BY DETECTIVES. i 'Arrest Two Men for Running 1 Quick" Concern Which Only Had One Customer. In the arresl of Asa Eldridge of 140 West Sixty-fourth Street and James B. Dudley of Jersey City Central Office detectives be-Ileve that they have broken up a new get-ch-qulck" concern and that the arrests Jam so early in the career of the firm that little damage was done. According to the the men formed a firm at 32 Broadway.

They are said to have eent out thou- sands of circular letters through the country to investors. They also had desk room a.t 29 Broadway. Aa far as the police know, the men have received but one check, from a man In Pennsylvania, who wished them to invent SluO for him. Dudley rives his occupation a manager ami Eld ridge, says he is a financial writer. They were1 arraigned be- fore Magistrate Meade In the Ventre Street Court yesterday on suspicion of having committed larceny and were remanded to the Tombs for forty-eight hours.

The men assert that they were conducting a legitimate business at the time of their arrest. CLOAK MODELS TO ORGANIZE. Movement. Throughout the Country to 8eeure Higher Wage. A movement has been started throughout the country to organise the women whd act as models in high-class stores where women's costumes are sold with a view to their obtaining better remuneration for their services.

A beginning. It was stated yesterday, has been made In Chicago, where a models association has now been formed, and the movement, it is said, la traveling eastward. The models. It appears, have grievances, ana owing to the increase in the proportion insures tnrougn tne athletic ex- erclses pmcucea Dy young girls of late competition In the business has yr-ars, arisen. Among ttM grievances of the profes iuvrm ie auriciousness or temper on the part of their employers An em-ZZf'Z hV.e nnber of annoyances which iiff-t hia temper, resulting In an asperity of manner when a mode" is dls- SiH a want toT her feelings.

Then, again, the vTt mi.loyei sometimes do how exhausting Jt is to sUnd tor Hours In various poses, i especially if cut4mtr are in bad tVnW andi-iined wj; I to be exacting and finicky. ii.m th. miAol. think thev tl When nrirnnlzed thev Wilt use moral suasion in an effort to brln about better conditions. i BIG TARANTULA CHASES -TWO MEN.

Assistant Curator Ditmar and a Frler.d Have an Exciting Exp Hence at i the Zoological Park. Assistant Curator. Dttmars of the'- Kew York ibologlcal Park and a friend had an exciting experience In the former's office Friday evening. which the friend will remember for many days and nights, and which Mr. Pitmars himself, notwithstanding his constant association with dangerous animals and reptiles, does not wish to repeat.

Mr. Ditmars's office is In the reptile house, where are gathered together a collection of crawling and creeping things, any one of which a person would shudder to think of meeting in a lonely place on a dark, night. and Bronx Park is not the liveliest place In this city after Aa yet there Is no gas in the reptile bouse, and the few oil lamps -which supply the light to the not too cheerful rooms and office In the rear of the building: tend only, to enhance the rather ominous surrounding! On Friday evening after all the keepers employed In the building had left, and after Mr. Dltmars bad seen to the especial wants of a few Invalid monkeys and snakes In the extemporised hospital In one of the wings of the reptile house, he returned to his office, where his friend was waiting. The friend, during Mr.

Ditmars's absence. had occupied himself with looking over a collection' of stuffed snakes, spiders, acor- plons, lizards, and other pleasing objects of the kind, at the same time listening keenly to every that came to him from the near-by quarters of the most deadly natives of the Jungle known to nat urallsts. so that by the time the Assistant Curator of the- park returned to his office the friend's nerves were In a rather shaky condition. Mr. Ditmars asked him how he had been occupying himself, and he told him that he naa been looking over his collection, among which he especially admired an enormous tarantula preserved la a large bottle of alcohol.

Oh. that's a srettv fair sneclmen." said Mr. Dltmars, but there's one out in the king cobra's cagu which I think la even larger than that one. If you would like to see it wiu onng it in. Mr.

Ditmars went to the king cobra's cage, ana witn the aid of a lantern and small cigar box succeeded In capturing the tarantula without disturbing the slumbers of the cobra. He brought It into hia office and showed It to his friend. The big spider was apparently in a dormant condition, and the friend asked It it was really alive. i I will put It on the floor and we will see," said Mr. Ditmars, suiting the action to tne wora.

une Dig spiaer for a lew sec onds after it was laid on the carpet did not exhibit the slightest alam of lite, and Mr. Ditmars's friend, who had heard that tarantulas were peculiarly active Insects and who had consequently kept at what he tnougnt was a sate aistance irom it, toox a step toward it. temarklnsT at the same time thit he thought the creature was dead. He had hardly completed, the observation when the huge Insect gathered its assortment of hairy leas together and executed a leap of about three feet across the carpet. Mr.

Ditmars a friend became pale, and with surprising agility vaulted to tne top or a table, exclaiming, Take it away: Air. Ditmars opened the lid of the clear box and walked cautiously toward the big spiaer. Tne tarantula, however, who seemed to be in a vicious mood, darted straight lor Mr. Ditmars with the speed of a bee's flight. Mr.

Ditmars Jumped to one siae, ana tne insect continued us course across the room, finally stopping under the table on Which Mr. Ditmars friend had taken refuge. Mr. Ditmars, fearing that the spider might crawl away in some nook or corner where he could not be found, and not wishing to kill such a fine specimen, exerted himself to the utmost to capture -the taran tula, but the big insect eluded every ef fort, every now and then jumping a distance of two or three feet, and sprinting with a peculiar gliding motion. Finally Mr.

Ditmars decided that to endeavor to capture the creature was useless, and seis ing a long pole went after it to kill it. It took him nearly ten' minutes before he finally succeeded in striking the tarantula with the pole and crushing it, and during every minute of mat time tne lerocious in sect made vicious rushes at him. which made the other person in the room, who was nuaaiea up on tne top or tne table, shudder apprehension. When the tarantula was finally killed, he begged Mr. Ditmars to take him away from tho building Mr.

Ditmars, however, endeavored to calm his mind by him that a tarantula's bite was not always necessarily fatal, WOULD BAR ARMY BANDS. Musical Mutual Protective Union to Pro Jest to Congress Against Their Competition. The Musical Mutual Protective Union reported yesterday that it has decided to go before Congress with a general protest against the practice of allowing army bands to compete with civilian musicians in furnishing music to outside" Institutions or Individuals. The Musical Mutual Protective Union says-that its members have lost a great many profitable engagements all over tho United States by this as the army bands, being paid and cared for by the Government, can play for less money than Chilian musicians who have their living to make. As an instance it will bring up the case Of the First Artillery Band.

United States Army, against whose engagement for the exposition which Is now being held in Charleston. 8. It sent a protest to Secretary -Root before the opening of the exposition, on Dec 1. In. making It the Secretary of the union declared that an order had been Issued by the War Department some years ago against this practice, but that It had been disregarded' by the Commandants of the respective posts.

It charged that the managers of the Charleston Exposition sought to engage the services of the Musical Mutual Protective but that the First Artillery Hand agreed to play for less money, thus crowding ut the Musical Mutual Protective Union. A reply to this letter was received from Assistant Adjt. Gen. Andrews of the War Department, in which it is stated that the charges of the Musical Mutual Protective Union were made under a misapprehension. He inclosed the copy of a letter from J.

C. Hemphill, manager of the Department of Promotion and Publicity for the exposition, in reference to the matter, as a proof of the statement. Mr. Hemphill, whose letter is addressed to Lieut. Leigh Sypher.

Adjutant at Sullivan's Island. 8. 0., says that the question of price was not the moving consideration in the engagement of the First Artillery Band, and no bids bad been called for. It was engaged, he says, because it performs the-kind of music especially de-aired by the management of the exposition. The Musical Mutual Protective Union says that this la not an adequate reply, as it can furnish, it says, the best musicians In the world, and there is ho kind of music it cannot supply performers for.

A letter in answer to a similar protest sgainst members of the United States Marine Band accepting or soliciting paid engagements, end requesting action upon the subject, has been received from Judge Darling, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, denying the request. The Assistant Secretary said that unless in case of peculiar or exceptional circumstances, or unless otherwise provided by law. he should be reluctant to prohibit an employe of the Government from engaging In private labor or enterprise when that engagement does not Interfere with the full-performance of his employment by the Government. 7 SUPERVISOR BUTLER'S LETTER. The City Record's Manager Courts the Fullest Investigation.

William A. Butler, Supervisor of The City Record, yesterday sent the following letter to District Attorney Phtlbln: -i Pec 2. 1801. Eugene A. Phllbln, District Attorney, Mew York City: Dear 8lr: I learn from the newspapers ef last night snd this morning that you purpose Investigating the affairs of the office of The City Record, of which I have been Supervisor during the last four years, I beg hereby to advlss yuu that I court the fullest Investigation of thai bureau and will tender you every facility at my eomirnd for making the same.

Very truly yours. WII.LJAlf A. BUT1.ER, Supervisor City Reourd. FIFTEEN PRBOIIERS SET FIlEE'Bfl They Were Sokiers Imprisoned in Castle Williams. He Gave Them rrhelr Liberty as a Christmas Preeeht Featt for Other Prisoners on Governors Island.

There are fifteen b-oung men In this broad land Who will not soon forget Gen. John R. Brookfe. United 8tates Army, commanding General of the Department or the East. A week igo they were all prisoners In Castle Will iams on Governors Island.

On Christmas C3en. Brooke, as a present as well as a reward for the small amount of trouble fhey had given the au thorities during thfctr conflnementT Cave them their liberty. I Some of the men had. several years of their original sentences removed, one young fellow especially, wlo had been doing clerical work In the off ite of the prison, having four years still to Serve had not the Gen eral looked Into hlsl case and. finding htm worthy of clemency! set him A majority of the men fet Castle Williams ars there for doing things that in civil life would not be Illegal.

For there are several of them lincarcerated for deser tion, which consists in staying away from post too many days after the expiration of a furlough, or of le ivlng the post 'without any furlough at all The prisoners are In many cases nothina more than boys, who go Into the service thinking It full of ro mance and adventure, find out their mis take, get homesick or weary of the routine, run away, and are seen no more until some policeman, in order to get the S30 reward offered by tie Government for the deserter's capture, I rings him In, or a sol dier who knows hlra locates him and tells those In authority where he Is. Gen. Brooke Issudd the order of release In the case of the fifteen on Christmas eve, when to each man was given a neat suit of civilian clothes, a I new hat, shoes, and linen, and S3 In money to begin life, anew In a civilian capacity, for. once In Castle Williams, they can kiever re-enter the reg' nlar service. I 1 It must not be thoiight that the two hun dred and odd prlsdners who did not get pardons passed an) unhappy Christmas.

Berat. Wav. the Drwon overseer, aaw that they should not. at feast so far as good eat ing is concerned, nave any reason to com plain, me uovernrnent mattes a iioerai allowance in money for the maintenance of the prisoners, and is this money Is much in excess of what qan be used, there is a balance of about $IK to the credit of the commissary of. Castle Williams.

With a nunareo. collars or tnis money tne cnrist-mas spread was purchased, with the result that the breakfast, dinner, and supper served marked an epoch in pnson cuisine annals. The menu! which was a fancy combination of typewriting and red ink, was gotten up by one of the prisoners, and was for all three raeals of the day. The best evidence of thel spread provided la the menu Itself, a copy lot which follows: CASTLE WILLTAMS. MERRY ClH RIBTMABt IMKNU December 25th.

1001. -BraaJifBst- Fried ham I Fried eggs Tomato grary -uread tffo -Lanner Roast turkey I Cranberry sauce oyster dressing I Celerv Roast bef I Brown gravy Masnea DOtatoesi alaahed tumina Bread Stewed corn Butter Mince pie pples Apple pie snDDer Pork sausage Fried potatoes loroato sauce i tiread rrea fruit O. K. MARTIN WAT. Bergt.

49tH Co, Coast Artillery. jrnaor. ov erseer. It is against the regulations for the nria- r.T.nd "nThHhap oners to receive world except lore delivery, rules, however. handkerchiefs, toota nd.o"h"r things that towels, or tobacco, land can be classed as necessaries of life, from mothers, sisters, oi wives, and In some cases children of tne man In custody are aeuverea oy tne prwon autnonties.

ot course," said SergC Way. we don deliver whiskvl pistols, bowle knives, oon aeuver wnisxy pistols, Dowie knives, and smokeless powc er; but where the gift is harmless, and of a nature to better the condiuon of the prif nner. the article or ar- ticles are given him Many of the presests this Christmas, and I there were- some for nearly everybody in naa rn avarvrwvlv In. I carcerated. -were addressed to Gen.

Brooke. One poor old mother wrote a tender letter of appeal to the tee it era 1. in which waa in closed a silk, handkerchief. She asked the General to deliver id in person, as she was afraid her boy would not get It unless he did. The General metit the handkerchief to the prison.

Puglets." the pud dog that formerly be longed to Mrs. Capt ployle. and who on ac count of his enmity I to cats is now a prisoner in the Castle, I had a little diversion unriRtmas also, lie rwas allowed to. take a walk with eergt. Wlay outside the prison.

He will not take any more soon, however. for he had hardly I let the prison when Quartermaster Sergeant Edmund's Scotch collie Prince pouncil upon him and gave him a tussle he will not soon forget, and one that, had it notl been for the lnterfer ence of Bergt. Way. 1 might have had fatal results tor pugieta ADVICE FROM MR. VVHALEN.

Corporation Counsel Gives Opinions on Municipal Subjecta. Corporation Counsel Whalen has received two requests for ligal advice as to the right of the BorougH Presidents to vote on the question ot organization of the incom ing Board of Alderfien. John F. McCalU the majority leader i the present Board of Aldermen, requested one of the opinions, and to him the Corporation Counsel wrote in reply: There can be nd doubt whatever that the Presidents ot the different boroughs have the same powers as the Board of Aldermen, including those of a vote In the new uoara of Aiaercten." TO City Clerk Be 11 v. who will hn the clerk of the new boatd, he wrote In answer to a communications The -provisions ef Section 18 of the charter, as amended, give the Presidents of the several boroughs the general powers of Aldermen, and aitong other the power oi joining in toe i organization ot the board." I The Corporation Cdunsel has also advised City Clerk Hcuuy, lrl answer to a question as to wnetner tne junermen-elect.

In ap pointing oergeants ai Arms ana assistants. must retain sucn oi tne present ones as are veterans: i "Sergeants at Arms and their assistants are confident! officers, who are not under the protection of the vetetan laws. It will be renumbered also that one Sergeant at Arms and five assistant-Ser geants at Arms are embraced within Sched ule a oi tne civil service rules. USE OF VOTI HQ MACHINES. What Corporation Counsel Whalen Wrote to the Bard of Electlorfa.

4 Corporation Counsel Whalen wrote to the Board of Elections yesterday an opinion on the adoption of voting machines. In New Tor, air. Whalen that under Section 163 of the election law the board has full power to adopt any kind of machines provided by tne State Board of Vot ing Machine Commissioners. He adds: My Interpretation of the authority" of the board to redtstrh the election districts of the City of New Ybrk under the author ity Of MM-llim 1X-' th. l- I.

that the board must first have resolved to aaopt voting macnines in tne election dla tncts oi tne city oei ff-e they can divide the election districts of sa id city upon the basis of i0 voters to each election district, in otner words, the general owera of the board under the election law are to1 be exercised under said s-ttion whenever In the inlon of said board the registry shows at such division ot said election districts has become necessarv. but such division must be made upon the basis of 600 voters to an election district. however, under Section 1U3 of the election law, the board has adopted the UBe of voting machines at elections. It csn then proceed to redlstrict the election districts of the city anon (he basis of t)f voters to each election district, out not CHICAGO'S $4,000,000 BUIUDING To Have a Frontage of a Block and to be the 'Horn of First. Nationat Bank.

Dec. 28. The First National Bank of Chicago has perfected plans for the erection at Monroe and Dearborn" Streets of an office building much larger than any heretofore bidlt In Chicago. The bank has paid ll.OOO.noo for two properties ad- Joining Its present site. The cost of the new building will be about S4.000.000.

The ground are of the new structure will be 100 by 232 feet, or more than twice the area of Chicago's great Masonic Temple. To frontage on Monroe will be an entire "block to the west of Monroe Street, with the exception of ninety feet-on the Clark Street corner. Sixteen stories will be the height of the structure II a satisfactory building permit can be secured. Wrk on the building will begin next May. The Montauck Building, the first of Chi cago skyscrapers, and valued in the last assessment at over hair a million dollars, will be one of the buildings torn down to make way for the new structure.

STEAMSHIPS FOR THE ORIENT. Two Largo Vessels to bo Built for Jap- aneae Company. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. To- tnloka. Superintending Engineer, of the Toyo Klsen Kalsha, has arrived here from Yokohama on his way to Europe to arrange for the construction of two new steamships for his company, to Vfe added to the line now connecting this port with the Orient.

The new steamships will each be RO0 feet In length between perpendiculars, 545 feet over all. with a breadth of HI feet, with a gross tonnage of 11, WW cargo a net tonnage of f.5m. and a horse power exceeding They will be requised to make at least nineteen knots an hour. Brooklyn Advertisements. The history of this Losser A meat progress.

Its periodic coming may seem like an old story, but in fact it is the most vital and practical new story this store has ever told. 1 here never were, so many reasons why it has extraordinary human interest for every woman. There never were so many wide differences between the Loeser garments and the ordinary kinds generally sold elsewhere- There never were such low price advantages. Loeser's is an odd store it can't stand stilI 'lt is always doing new things, always improving it is dU ferent surprises for you at. this year's safe that will 111 "pu.4m-e ine mure you i uc quanuuci are larger, ine improved, the styles the best and The fact that we must Joutda-ths i i.

t- Denetits to you that nave never successes gives us, a purchasing JUltJ YUU UZIlCllld 11141 UdYC UwV.I io stocK your tor-titure-needs is a wise economy that hardly requires emphasizing. Every one acquainted wi'th'the cotton market knows that the cost of cambrics, nainsooks and muslins has advanced, and that the effect of that advance be felt more later than at present. Buying of Loeser now really means per cent, to 50 per cent. less than you, can possibly buy in the regular way Corset Covers. AT 5c.

Muslin corset covers, 2 shapes. icuea seams. AT 1 2c Cambric covers, high. V-sbape, emrrotaerea eage. AT 1 9c.

Corset covers, cambric, in five styles, nigh neck, low neck and V-shape, square neck and French shape some embroidered, others with lace. AT 25c. AND 29c Cambric corset cov ers, low and high neck, Y-shape, all French bodies, lace and embroidery trimmed. AT 39c, 49c. AND 59c Nainsook and cambric corset covers in a variety ot styles, high and low neck, lace and embroidery trimmed.

These also In the French body covers. AT 79c. AND 8 8c A still finer line of the best nainsook and cambric some made to the waist line and others made with shirred strings, French effect, elaborately trimmed with lace or em- broidery. Aprons, AT 5c 2.000 white lawn aprons, bem and tucks, with strings. AT, 9c Gingham kitchen aprons, blue and brown checks.

AT 29c AND 39c A large variety of maids aprons, some with fancy bib, plain strap; others double width with deep bem, 9-inch strings. Night Gowns. AT 23c Good muslin gowns. In three styles, 2 insertings in yoke; others tucked. 39c Good muslin gowns, and square shape, trimmed with embroidery snd lsce AT 49c Night gowns of heavv muslin.

empire, square and high neck, prettily trimmed with embroidery. AT 59c Fine cambric and mnslin night gowns, V-shape, square neck and bigh effects, prettily trimmed with embroid-eryj others with lace insertion and hemstitching. AT 79c An excellent lot of fine nainsook night gowns, in a variety of styles, dainty and pretty, lsce and embroidery trimming. -AT 98c A large variety of styles, naln-1 sook, cambric and fine muslin gowns, 18 styles to choose from, elaborately trimmed with fine lace and embrold-eries. AT $1.19, $1.39.

$1-5P. $1.98 A mag-: nificcnt line of still finer night gowns, mostly nainsook and cambric, best muslins, square, round and empire effects, elaborately trimmed with and lace. QUEEiiS GRAiiD JURY XEItSURES THE POLICE 1 Says Latlsr Responsible fcr Not Suppressing 1 Also Says There Was a Poolroom for Women in Long Island City Which 1 Many Customers. The Queens County Griid Jury, which has been lnvestlftirg the charges made by County Judgt' Harrison '8. Moore that gambling was floarlsning In Queens Borough on Nov.

1, completed its labors yes-' terday. When, the Grand Jury filed Into court the foreman, FoAter Crow ell, handed up to the court two papers, one which proved to be a presentment against the Police Department and holding; that body responsible for not closing the gambling which, the Grand Jury say. it must have known existed la ixing Island Ctty. District Attorney Kerrlll says that Id his opinion the only, way to put a stop to gambling Is to have a Grand Jury continually sitting. While a Grand Jury is In session the keepers of poolrooms stop doing business, he says, as they fear that evidence may be obtained against them and laid before that body.

As soon as a Grand Jury Is discharged the poolroom men. atcordlng to the District put aside- their fears and -resume business. Mr. Merrill expressed bis views on the subject to Judge Moore some time ago. It Is said to be In the power of the Judge to call a Jury whenever It Is deemed necessary, and Mr.

Merrill thinks It would be practicable always to have a Grand Jury sitting, and In that way Brooklyn Advertisements. BROOKLYN. Coiwiiest of Midwinter Sale Grown Like a Rolling Snow Ball: i' All Past Qualities, Quantities and Prices Eclipsed. annual sale is really a history of cecome acquainiea wun mem. maieriais are Detter, tne maKing the prices are lower than ever.

cast, whatever the cost assures been eaualled the fact of former power with the makers that as- L. UwCIl CUUdllCU. Chemises. AT 25c Muslin chemisettes, corded band, pearl buttons. AT 39c, 59c Good and cambric chemisettes, In a number of styles.

prettily trimmed with embroidery. AT 79c AND 98c Fine nainsook snd cambric, round and square neck, em- broidery and lace trimmed. AT $1.19, $1.39. $1.59 Fine nainsook chemisettes, long and short skirt effect, the skirts trimmed with lace or em-. broidery.

Drawers. AT 12c a pair Good mosHn drawers, hemmed and tucks, yoke band. AT 19c a pair Good muslin drawers, made with a 5 inch cambric ruffle. hemstitched. AT 25c AND muslin draw- era, some made with hemstitch effects, others with deep embroidered ruffles.

AT 39c. AND 49c Muslin and cambric drawers, some prettily trimmed with embroidery, others with lace edging. AT 59c. AND 79c Fine cambric and muslin drawers, some made with umbrella ruffle, others prettily trimmed with lace or embroidery. AT 98c Nainsook and cambric drawers, variety of styles.

9 styles in all. elaborately trimmed with Valenciennes or torchon lace; others deep embroidery flounce White Petticoats. AT 29c AND 39c Muslin petticoats, deep cambric ruffle, hemstitched. AT 49c Made with embroidered ruffl j. AT 79c Muslin petticoats, umbrella ruffle some embroidery trimmed, others lace trimmed.

AT 98c White petticoats la a variety of lace insertion and edging others dainty uciiisiuwu cuccis. AT $1.19. $1.39, $2.98 Still finer white petticoats, with deep flounce of fine embroidery, or elaborately trimmed with lace. Colored Petticoats. Crash and percale spring petticoats, with deep umbrella flounce, edged with narrow ruffle.

Flannelette Cowns. AT 39c Flannelette gowns in assorted stripes, rolling collar. AT 98c Elaborately trimmed flannelette gowns with embroidery and lace, high neck and empire styles. AT $1.29 Daisy cloth gowns In pink and blue, empire shape, elaborately trimmed with lace; also extra quality flannelette gowns In stripes, made with sailor collar and trimmed with of self-color. put an end to the operations of tb! gamblers.

-The presentment relating to the pe''9 asd ii poolroom foUi: "lUflPS Ws -chart "fcj B. jor ibvcstavkce all -seit tlniatWs la tb Bornucb Quvm sesirol oooi stlllns-. sambJmg. this (trend Jury fur th witn soucor to wtta.ln InnrnetxM arid arWenee ty tx ti4 -Subrornaa to swvtd on a Mrfs number A persons who htlKht MVS kcos UxilfA la respect ihnreto. Iprladins rtty at-fVriais, prllos olicer, newsparr reporters, 'and Tlvy Citizens.

lj-forttlAatel' Just prsirlots-tttlU-Uy had ben lvn to the eflorts tC -V Iti mm auarters by perUe mit- tfes Jrmnd Jury, the result of which was ti ItaiuecUtelr clos-temeorarlly serersl sua-bUt ostabllshments her-l direct evldeno) aa Ui their reaj charsxir Brilcht haee bevw The purnoso being thus well advertised, the difficulty, always treat, ot obtaining valid evidence la suck matters, becam greatly la Bo far as this Grand Jury can leara positively no e-HaMlahioeos wherela pil seiilnc bad an-duubtedly btea carrlid on openly priur to Uils continued to do suck bvwlners during the progress ot the tirve-Klfstlon. and to that extent the testimony of the police offk-era. who swore before the Grind Jury that there were no snot-rooms open, in tho borourB. to their knowledge. Is credible.

Hat la tho light of tho other teo-tlmoay adduced it Is not believed by the members of this Grand Jury that tho police, despite their statements to tho con Irs ry, have had no knrrwtodge of certain establishments In tho part of tho borough formerly known ar Long la laud City, which are fitted sod speeuwni-ly exist only for pool sellln. and wherein pool selllnc was aytDaily carried aa until this Investigation was beg-ua and bad been earned on far moo ths previous. To accept the statements of the police srfflosre on this point could only be done at the expense bf their Intelliaencs. Tho Grand Jury has bad presented before It evidence either direct or cireauwtaaUsJ of tho iimal existence of four or five establishments, at least, lo the most frtsjueoted parts of Long Island City wherein pool selUna baa been solna on very recently. That evidence) has been ooovlnclDs; to every one of ns.

and to our Judgment woulJ also bo to the nubile, but, as we are adrlaed. Is not oi each a character as would bo necessary to secure conviction, and It to on that account only that no Indictments of persons have boon made, growing out of this lnvatlsal Ion. The Grand Jury has learned enonrh concern-Ing tho methods employed In pool sailing to bo convinced that the practice ef It could fee ferreted out and prevented with the greatest ease by a police force Intent on maintaining tho taw. for It Is business requiring publicity to be profltats and must bo carried on, if at all. la the datln.1- at such hours aa races are being run.

Of aft the establishments brought to the attention of the Grand Jury the one which would seem to have bean moat easily discoverable by the police has very recently. according to tno testimony best t- lore us. aa a pooiroom for women. It. Is Brooklyn Advertleementa.

sum later in the season. Take for instance the night gown that we offer at 23c at best it is worth 0c to-day, and the chances are the same quality, will cost more than 0c later. The whole sale is on this liberal basis not that we can afford to do business for nothing, but it does pay us to convert what might be a dull month into a busy one by sacrificing all profits, and in co-operation with the makers selling you the very best garments of their kind at less money than the poorly made at less in fact than the cost of- the material, and in many instances less than the cost of making alone. Every garment is made by the Dest makers in this country In clean, cheerful factories by the nimblest fingered seamstresses that money can command, and with, that touch of home-making about them that has always distinguished and made popular the Loeser garments. Everything new, up-to-date, tasteful and dain-tv trimming no skimping in lengths," or widths, or sewing.

Where prices are lower quality has been maintained where prices are the same qualities have been improved- And then the. facilities for. selling have been made better-more space more help more perfect arrangements- Indeed this great sale is an assured 'success already. It will mark an epoch in Brooklyn merchandising. Every item here means economy a home seamstress to do her best would run your cost to double.

uV Maker's Samples At Lower Prices Than Ever Known And the very best lot we have ever shown. 3,000 garments rnsde of fine nainsook and cambrics, daintily trimmed with lace. VaL and Point de Parte or Gluny i others with dainty fine embroideries, and among these are high and low neck gowns, petticoats and underskirts, corset covers, chemises and drawers, slightly soiled from handling, all at extraordinary prices. Also in the French section an assorted lot of fine handmade garments, consisting of night gowns, drawers, chemises, corset covers taken from our stock, slightly handled, at greatly reduced prices. Underskirts AT 19c Outing flannel underskirts, extra quality, assorted stripes, deep hem, yoke band.

AT 29c Underskirts, silk crotchet edge. AT 39c, 49c, 59c, 79c and 98c Finer quality, mostly lace trimmed. For the Baby. Ve've made extraordinary provisions la every vay la keeping with the magnitude of our Underwear Sale and at prices just as advantageous. AT 8c.

a pair Children's muslin drawers, with hem and tucks, in five sizes. AT 15c a pair Better grade of muslin, with hemstitch ruffle, 6 sizes. AT 23c Fine uslin drawer with em broidery ruffle, 8 sizes. AT 39c-Good muslin drawer with fine embroidered, ruffle, with cluster of tucks. Children's Gowns.

AT 39c Made o'f fine muslin, tucked yoke and cambric ruffle. AT 49c Children gowns, fine muslin, mostly made bishop sleeve, ts-nstltcb band and plain ruffle AT 48c Children's skirts of fine mus-- lin, made with embroidery ruffle. Sample Iota of children's underwear, consisting of gown, drawer snd skirts, made of cambric and muslin, prettily trimmed, with embroidery, alightly soiled, at greatly reduced prices. Also sample lots.ot children's short dresses, 1,2 acd 3-year sizes, mad3 of fine nainsook, and some-Persian lavae, Vwy prettily trimmed with embroidery, others lace trimmed, slightly soiled. a t.tickly settled part ef isng UUtf O4robors.te evident before oe by newsiUBer lecorter ul.

rJM ns1iw and HOi-n ft, 3Mher. vho had visited I'M viae at Ujoa. estaUrjem Nssi My irUM iti ojt miiuv test estrtaa I ic i irtT last. nretioua te f-i i IhU Uast i 'rpped. was en fst'r txast en eecvnd fioos' Of sSov-d-vi-d prsalsca and had sasny cweti all of whnta and of whom were pone wn, In view of tho emctsrreneo of tt teo4tmony stl the pel ico officers wl wrsi esaeunss) hr-fore us that mo ponl selllrij to A.e1r knosi.

s-tye had beeo earned un sx- a of VuretM ttliln tt-Vr faa wtrre bsiM-wk-ks dirrtnr tKeir hvumbenclea. taken la ren. rei-ttn with tho direct testimony whkb has besn rtm4 to as to tho ncuial exlstenm sf noes) hh. I ling establishmesu. wo are cnovtneed that the police force generalrr Sanet eltaer few awarw of them and lo shielding them, or elss Isa corapooed of lgnnrsrt and -rdnlnNo men.

sko are tho dupes) of tno gamblhg fraternity. In either cose the pmice are to Maine (or the -ondltWts which were found. The fnraaroliur prwwntwit has been earefitr onswlsred a- i adopted by tn Visear ron. Cirarl Jury that day neeerree. IVfti.

fOTKH THOWtU Feynit, Attest: HENRT 3- CORNKLX. Csfk. essss-isssss sa ss sawassHsBnassssssssssssM sssa ansa sans 1 For the Meealah Home. A Children' Carnival for the benefit of the Messiah Home Is to be given by the Junior League of Workers for the home on Monday and Tuesday afternoon of this week at 2:13. at the Carnegie Lyceum, Seventh Avenue and Flfty-eeTsnth Street.

The pupil -of the America a Academy of Dramatic Art will assist and prevent How. ells'a farce, "The Moose Trap. A pantomime. In Old Amsterdam." win be given. Tickets can be obtained from Mian Catherine A.

Stovens, 17 West Seventy-fourth Ft reel, and from Mrs. J. Wells Champoey. Sr Klfth Avenue. The Will of Justice- McAdam.

In his wttl. filed for probate la the Surrogate's office yesterday. Justice McAdam of the Supreme. Court bequeathes bis entire estate to his wife. Carrie M.

MeAdam, for life. Upon her death the estate Is to be devised among the children of the testator. No petition was filed with the will, and the value of tho estate la nnJrnown. The Bailee owned valuable property both In Too-kers and Cold Springs. N.

T. Mm, McAdam Is mined as sole executrix of the will, which bears the date of May S. 1KT2. Henry A. Gilders leeve and Thomas Hume were the witnesses to the will.

Brooklyn Advertlaemerrta. va ted City. UedeiTe an Inrants' Sbort Dresses. AT 39c AND 49c Infants' short dresses, made of aoft white nainsooks others of lawn, prettily trimmed with embroidery or hemstitched. AT 59c, 79c Infanta short dresses, in fine nainsook some made in square yoke effect, others with yoke of bern-stitch and tucka, and embroidery edge.

AT 98c Infants' short dresses some -with solid yoke of embroidery, others trimmed, square yoke, with hemstitch and tucks. AT $1.39. $1.79. Children's short dresses, in two and three-rear sizes, of fine lawn, made long watsted, French 'effect; aome trimmed with Insertion of embroidery and tucka, others with ribbon beading at the waist line. AT 39c AND 49c Cbildren'a dresses.

In -two and three-year sizes, made of fancy colored lawnst pink and blue effects; some made with yoke, trimmed with embroidery, others lsce edge. AT $2.25, REGULAR ,3.4 S-Cbudren's short hand-made dresses, special for this sale, French knots and feather stitching. AT $1.25, $1.59 AND $1.98, REGULAR $1.75 TO slips, hand-made, with fine lace edge. Infants' Caps. AT 19c Infants caps, made at fin fancy.

lace stripe lawn, wiih tiny lac edRea around the face. AT 29c Fine lawn infants' caps, made with turned back, piece ot embroidery. AT 39c Fine lawn infants caps, made with insertion snd tucks, and 3 rows of VaL lace around the face. AT 49c, 59c Fine lawn caps, made with all over tucka and other of fin em roldery, turned back piece and lace edge. AT 79c AND 98c 1 tyle; with embroidery turned back piece with lace edge, and th other with insertion edged with lace.

InfantsV Long Slips. AT 15c Infants' long slips, in soft finish' cambric, ruffle on neck and sleeves. AT 29c Of soft finish cambric, with hemstitch ruffl on neck and sleeves. AT 39c Soft liaish csmbric, rnsde with yoke of tucks snd insertion. AT 49c Infants' long sleeve, nainaook, yokes prettily trimmed with embroidery and some with hemstitching.

AT 79c AND 98c A fine lot cf Infants' long sleeve slips In nainsook, yok back and front, with embroidery and mcktl others with hemstitched raffle and embroidery.

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