Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - January 27, 1907, Boston, Massachusetts
28BOSTON SUNDAY POST, JANUARY 27, 1907
Waahlngton and iVinter Strreta
tyaahtnoton and li'tntcr Strerta
Waahingfon and Uinter Streeta Washington and Winter Streets
Waahington and Winter Streeta
Waahington and Winter Streeta
Waahington and Winter StreetaAnother Important Sale Will Take Place Tomorrow
We Have Planned a Comprehensive Sale, Including 36 Departments, Which for Special Sale Have SecuredNew Lots From Lading Garment Makers At Big Savings
Misses’ Coats at ^ Prices
15.00 and 18.50 Coats for
Higlr-gr.ide. niixUircs. plaids and cheviots, including the best styles of the season. Many different styles, and all sizes from to 20 years.
4g\C misses’ 10.00 and 12.50 coats in short and full length • Vc) styles, light and dark mixtures, in full and semi-littmg styles. ___
Three Extraordinary Lots for Monday in
Misses’ Tailored Suits
Sizes 14 to 20 years. Many others not adi’erhseJ.
For the most part Samples. Surplus Stocks—Or, Ends of Winter Materials recently made up in early spring styles—making possible now a sale of very desirable garments.
This sale of garments in styles and materials suitable for present wear and at large savings is in marked contrast with stock-taking sales now being held generally— in which prices are no lower while the garments for the most part are now out of style, or going out.
Misses’ “College” .suit.s in fancy checks and cheviots, double breasted coats lined throughout with guaranteed satin, skirts cut in an easy-titting. high kilt enect.
for misses’ winter weight suits in new spring styles-— Uymansvillc cheviots and heavy twilled serges. Half iitted coat, seamless hack with side vents, double breasted front with deep mannish lapels, hancy plaited skirt. Comes in bordeaux, navy and brown.
for misses’ regular 28.50 broadcloth suits with 36-incli coat, fitted back with 3 seams, half fitted front, velvet collar and tailored sleeves. Perfect fitting skirts in full plaited yoke effect. Also a few fancy suits in this ot.
Note:—We regulate our band measures, hip rneasures, and carry so many lengths that in most cases we can tit misses and small women without alterations.
A Manufacturer’s Line of
High Grade Samples in
Infants' Dresses and Skirts
Infants' Long Dresses. Infants' Prineess Dresses. Children's Colored Dresses.
Infants' Short Dresses. Children's Guinipe Dresses. Infants’ Long IVhite Skirts.
Children’s Short JVhite Skirts.
1.25 Skirts 69^
1.50 to 1.89 Skirts 95f^
2.50 and 2.75 Skirts 1.50
1.50 and 1.89 Dresses 95^
2.50 and 2.75 Dresses 1,50
Children s hand finished ¿\ilues ...........
3.50 and 3.95 Dresses 1.95
guimpes, 5.00 and 5.9^
Special Underprice Sale of
Misses’ Walking Skirts
One-third to one-half less than regular rallies.
Special Sale Monday of
'riicrc arc two big features in this sale. First, the extraordinary values, and second the fact that no matter what size yon require you can probably he fitted at once
Skirts for tall figures. Skirts with extra large hips.
Sikirts for stout figures. 'Skirts with large waist bands
Extra long and extra short skirts.
5 on skirts, one of the new spring styles in
• silky chifTon panama, in lilack, blue and brown shades.
'I'hcsc skirts have very fine plaits stitched down over hip. .A special feature of these garments is that they are plaited by hand. This rc(|uircs more cloth but it gives the skirt much more fulness.
for regular 12.50 skirts, made from guaranteed taffeta silk and fine Panama. The style of these skirts is the new tailor made idea which will be so popular this spring.
Neckwear, Belts, Ruchings All at Y-2 Prices
25^ —for regular 50c Vcnisc lacc vokcs.
—for regular 7.5c hand-embroidcrcd linen coat sets trimmed with val. lace.
25<^ —for regular 75c black tailored stocks, all sizes.
50«^ —for regular 95c to 1.50 black and fancv stocks.
—for regvdar 25c ruchings.
50<^ —for regular 1.00 and 1.50 leather and clastic belts, all different St vies than we have ever shown before.
25<^ —for regular 50c to 1.00 silk and Icatlicr belts, assorted colors and styles.
New Cotton Waists
The Cotton Waist Department, now bringing out the waists for spring, will hold a sj.ecial sale tomorrow particu-larlv of two remarkable lots, as follows:
for misses’ regidar 5.00 skirts, all wool novelty cloths and black or blue panamas or broadcloth. In 33 to 37 lengths. Not all sizes in every color, but all sizes in the lot.
regular lO.tX) values in misses’ skirts, fine chiffon panamas, novelty broadcloths and mixtures. These are all high-grade skirts with hand shaped hips.
6 to lip Years
IOC ^6 girl"^* regular 2.95 plaid waist dresses, plaited waist, • hack and front trimmed with small brass buttons, deep
2nn sires’ regular 3.95 all-wool cheviot russian dresses,
»V/U trimmed with braid, deep hem on skirt.
for girls’ regular 5.00 cheviot sailor suits, collar and cuffs trimmed with braid, deep plaited skirts.
ncw 1'ailorcd Lawn stripes and checks,
-A lot of with hairline at..........
Second—A lot of White Lawn Waists, with lattice lace insertions on yoke front and back 0 0 5 —trimmed with Swiss embroideries, at ^
Manufacturer’s Sample Line of Shirt Waist Suits at
Regular 10.00 and 18.yO Values
All new spring styles, models and single pieces which the manufacturers used in taking .spring ortlers. Colored chamhray and white lawn dresses—only one or two of a kind.
601 “Dix=Make" House Dresses, Wrappers and Dressing Sacques
Last week we sold out all the dresses and house garments we had bought (‘*Dix-Make’') and consequently disappointed many shoppers late in the day. Our buyer made a special trip to New York last week and has secured another lot of the famous “Dix-Make’' dresses, two-piece suits, and dressing sacqucs, which we shall place on sale tomorrow as follows:
Regular 1.50 two-piece percale house qo^ dresses, for........................ VOC
Regular 2.00 one-])iece percale and ^ gingham house dresses, for.......... l.ZU
Regular 75c and 1.00 dressing sacqucs for 45C
Regular 1.50 and 2.00 wrappers for... ... 98c
Besides the above purchase we shall also place on sale tomorrow the following remarkable values:
Regular 1.00 percale wrapper?, for...........................67€^
Regular l.tX) percale house dresses in light and medium colors, tor ....................................................75#>
Regular 2.00 flannelette long kimonos, for..................1,15
Regular 5.00 dresses, colored muslin, linen, percale, white lawn and ginghams, for..........................................2.50
Regular 5.85 dresses, white lawn, linen, mercerized cotton, chambrays and lingerie mull for...................................3,69
New Silk Waists
These waists have just come in (Saturday, January 26) for this Special Sale tomorrow.
The remarkable values are indicated by the descriptions.
One lot consists of tailored taffeta silk waists—a new spring „lodel—yoke of cluster tucks, self colored pipings, panel of tucks"^ down front to waist line, 5.00 values ^
A Purchase and Sale of
at Vs to 'Vz below regular prices
The lots advertised below were secured by our buyer in New York on Wednesday. We received them in stock on Friday, and after examination we believe we are safe in saying they are the best values which we have been able to offer this season. Every fur is a popular style.
The purchase was not a large one—most of the lots are small—and we advise early shopping to avoid disappointment.
17.50 Natural Squirrel Sets 10.00
Throw scarf and pillow muff, clear gray skins.
20.00 Black Wolf Sets 11.50
Full even furred skins, throw scarf and pillow muff.
32.50 Sable or Isabella Fox Sets 20.00
2 1-2-yard pelerine and pillow muff.
Fur Lined Coats
At ^2 Prices
37.50 Squirrel Lined Coats 18.75
Shawl collars of natural or sable squirrel or natural marten.
75.00 Muskrat Lined Coats 37.50
50 inches long, large shawl collars of best quality black lynx.
The Ne%vest Winter Styles in
At Biyf Savings front Regular Prices
Women's 15.00 Coats for 9.75
Broadcloth, 50 inches long, collarless, loose fitting, velvet and braid trimming. . ,
Women's 18.50 Coats for 12.50
Broadcloth coats with loose back, lined throughout with guaranteed satin, braid trimming.
Women's 25.00 Coats for 15.00
Loose broadcloth coats, new plaited effeet on hack, wide braid trimming gathered in rosette effect, lined with satin and interlined.
Women's 35.00 Coats for 18.50
Lustrous imported broadclqtli, interlined and lined with soft peau de cygne, wide braid trimming.
Infants’ Coats at \ Prices
Many for Less Than One-Half Prices
Infants’ Sample Coats
Ko Two Alike
30.00 Coats for.........6.95
25.00 Coats for.........6.95
21.50 Coats for.........6.95
18.00 Coats for.........6.05
17.50 Coats for.........6.9«
15.00 Coats for.........6.9j
13.50 Coats for.........6.9«
12.50 Coats for.........6.9S
The Prettiest Little Coats IVe Have Ever Offered at Such Low Prices.
Sale of “P. N.” Corsets at V-2 Prices
InA for regular 2.00 “P. N.” corsets, fine white coutil, with *\/Vr hose supporters on front and sides. This model meets cverv requirement of the advance .spring stylc.s and is suitable for the average figure. Sizes 19 to 30.
for regular 1.50 “P. N.” corsets, fine white batiste in a / uQ model perfectly adapted to medium figures, sizes 19 to 26.
Infants' 3.95 and 6.50 Coats for 2.75
In red, blue and brown broadcloths, also in white Persian lamb cloth.
Children's 7.50 Coats for 3.75
Fine serge, paca cloth, or broadcloth. Only 25 coats in this lot.
Children's 12.50 and 15.00 Coats for 4.95
French broadcloth, or in velvet, light and dark shades. Very handsome styles.
Also: Infants' 95c Caps for 39c
White hcarcloth with satin ribbon rosettes and fur heads, all silk lined.
to Ne’er Return
j That happy-go-lucky fellow, the tramp,
’ with his pathetic tale, droll stories, i hatred of work and water, is no more, i according to Superintendent Edward ; Riley of the Wayfarers’ I„odge, Hawkins i street.
Despite the cold weather of the last week, not one ‘,‘Weary Willie" applied for a meal or lodging at the institution. It has also been a noticeable fact that tlie waiting rooms of the railroad stations and other favorite haunts of the fienus have been remarkably free from persons of hi.s type this winter.
In accounting for it. Superintendent Riley says that the Massachusetts law and the work te.st Imposed, has at la.st proved effective and that the "hobo" of former times has sought other and easier stamping grounds.
Drink and Cold the Causes
"Drink and cold are the two things ihat drive men in hard luck to this i in.-»titi’Jtion,” said Mr. Riley. "Tramps never come here now. The law is too much for them. Tliey cannot do much l>egging without being arrested, and, as iliey won't work for their meals or lodg-:ng, they have gone to other parts.
■‘The nearest approach to the tramp i.« the worthless fellow, generally a resident of the State, whom drink has I gotten the best of. and -who is driven 1 liere by the cold, when he has not the 1 10 or 15 cents necessary for a room at a cheap lodging house. These men are willing to work when told that they must .saw and split wood, or load wagons for two hours for each meal.
"But there are not many of this class ill Boston now. If there- were, they would come here.
"The class of people who come here nowadays are worker.«^, men temporarily out of work who have no homes. Tlie cold weather used to bring a lot of such mm around, but thi.s winter there has been a great falling off in the number.
"This is due to the fact tliat there Is
LOYAL TO OLD HOME
a great demand for the class of men that come hero to go into the woods of Maine and New Hanip.shire as lumbermen. The demand for woodsmen appears to be twice as great as In other years. We used to have 15 or L‘0 men come here to work for their meals; we do not have five now.
"Other winters we would have about IBO nightly for lodger.s; now we have about 85.
"We have a number of cases where men come from otlier towns and are robbed, and, having no money, are driven by the cold to ask lodging here.
"They are usually clean-cut fellows who come to Boston to buy something and who are taken hold of by sharks who get them to drink and then rob them. They come here to lament and get In from the cold, and some of the stories they tell are pitiable.
"Others are robbed of even their clothing in the streets. They come here j without shoes and ■without coats, and we furnish them with second-hand clothing until we can wire their friends to send money to get them clothing and transportation home.
"Clergymen, doctors, lawyers and business men come here frequently diaring the winter. Drink Is tlie whole cause. So you see that all classes are heard from here.
Many of the men are dishonest. We give them gloves to wear while ■w’ork-Ing in the yard during the cold weather but it takes two men to watch tiiem to see that the.v do not carr.v them off. Some ■would steal every stitch of other people’s clothes if they could.
"’ffowever, things are not as bad as they used to be. The tramp is gone, the people who come here are willing to work, and go from here to the country, where they find lots of it, and tlien again, the attendance here has fallen off until It is le.ss than half what it used to be-all good signs that conditions are Improving.”
Tlie Candía Club, started In the little town of Candía, N. II., through the idea conceived by Sam Walter Foss, the poet, was the first to hold "New Home Week," which this year will be celebrated on Tliursday, Feb. 7, at tlie American House, by a meeting of tlie Boston people who were at one time inhabitants of tliat town. The Hon. Winston Cliurchill lia.s,|, lieen Invited as principal speaker and guest of lionor ! During the past year it ha.s had the
, , , , . , , : town photographed, liavins^ had pictures
Ihls club has two reunions each year. ^ buildihg.s, churches.
one ill midsummer in the country town j principal residences, old latfd marks and of Candia, and the other in midwinter In | places of historic intere.st |in the town, the city of Boston. ’ Tlic elub is also aliout to ha'Te manuscript
“New Home Week" is to the iion-resi- 1 copies made of all the gravtestones and dents of a town in their new lioines in the j monuments in the different cemeteries in cities, to which their country relatives the town, and in some insianees photo-and friends are Invited in winter, wliat 1 graphs are to be dejiosited in the Fitts the "Old Home Wof-li" is to tiie residents Museum fur preservation, record and of a town in the country, to which all j future reference. In time these photo-Its sons and dauglitors and their friends ; graphs and manuscript copie.s will be the an invited to come and make a visit | only evidence tliat the buildings and i.i summer. stones themselves ever existed.
By its by-laws a working programme Many of these pictures are .soon to ap-has lieen provided, by wliicli. through its pc>ar In tlie catalogue and hfstor.v of the iiiiproveinent committee, money lias been clid), including historical data relating
Young Bride’s Honeymoon on
Boundary of a Cemetery
raised by noii-residont members, which
to tlie town, whicli is soon to bo printed,
lias been spent for tlie betterment of their \ thus becoming a work of real historical native town in various ways. Interest to the town.
December and May. in the persons of Francis Parker Fletclier. aged 70. of Rock, a village of the town of Mlddleboro. and his bride of two ■weeks, wlio was Billian Frances McKenzie, one of the prettiest girls of the town, have been passing their hone.ymoon In Mr. Fletcher’s ice-oound cottage, which stands on the boundaries of the town cemetery, which he cares for the year round.
It Is a gloomy and forbidding spot, especially In the winter time, but it was to this home that the bridegroom, who has passed the three score and ten mark, brought his girl bride direct from the
minister’s, Instead of making a trip, before the glamor of the honeymoon days were over.
The home was ready for the coming
of the young woman, for the relations of
the first two wives of the guardian of the town cemetery had left nl! of the belongings of the dead and gone Mrs.
Fletchers’ witli the aged bridegroom, never believing that he would essay a third marriage.
Start of the Talk
Neither Mr. Fletcher nor his bride made any secret about tlieir intention to get married, and the aged T.otharlo manfully stood all of the talk that the men and ■women of tlie town bestowed upon him when the news of the intended marriage became known.
Over a ■week ago the marriage was solemnized at the lionse of the village minister, and directly afterward the couple took up housekeeping In the same rooms which had been cared for by Mr. Fletcher’s previous wives.
Such an extraordinary marriage, viewed from the point of disparity in ages, ■^^•as not passed by the younger folk of the village without some sort of a recognition. so a monster .serenading party was arranged for the Saturday night succeeding tlie marriage.
Men, women and children of the district assembled late at night outside of the windows of the couple, and began a concert rendered through the aid of tin pans, boilers, cow bells and shot guns.
Word of the Intentions to make some noise that night had reached the ears of Mr. Fletcher during the day, and he was prepared for the coming of tiie noisy but good-natured well wishers.
He and his girl wife had. in anticipation of the demands that would be made by tlie uninvited visitors, prepared a thoroughly satisfying “feed.” as he called it, for the instrumentalists, and the good-heartedness of the newly married couple completely disarmed the boisterous ones, so that the affair became one great reception.
Proud of His Wife
One of the Sunday Post reporters met Mr. Fletcher working about his home yesterday, clearing the effects of the heavy storm from about the walks of the really pretty home, and Ir response to a greeting he was invited to "Step in and warm yourself, and meet my wife if you care to,"
"Just wait a moihent until I get the coal and wood that ine need for supper; she is waiting for il." said the snare, but, active, bridegrooi't, "and then I am sure that she would like to talk witli you. for she seems to bo happier now than any time she ever Has been in lier life."
Fpstalrs in the kitchen of the oosey flat that th«»y are occupying, Mrs. Fletclier was sitting near a window and working on some sewing when tlie reporter entered and was introduced by t.he proud lius-band.
“I have lieen doing all of the house work of this home for the last three years, y^ince my last wife died," said the old mart, as he fondly gazed at the girlish little wbman, who seemed barely out of her teeris
"I suppose the marriage between us was something of a surpri.se to the people of the village, but I got tired of living alone, and without tlie ordinary comforts that a iman ought to have, so 1 felt tliat the little girl that I have known all my life would bo the best partner in the world for me.
"Since the death of my last wife. I lived a year In California, and have stayed at
times with my children down in New Hampsliire, but I could not be contented anywhere but here, and that is the sole reason, outside of the love we bear fo; each other, that caused us to get married."
All the ■while that her husband w’a.s talking, Mr.s. Fletclier nodded approval.
"Yes, our marriage wa.s for love alone, " she declared.
"In all my life I have never been *0 happy as during the two weeks since we have been married. It has meant a home for me and the responsibility of caring for affairs of my own and those of my husband.
"Lots of persons have w^ondered why we did not take a honeymoon trip. But what was the need of it? Home and the comfort of my husband wa.s the first and only thought I had at the time of the marriage, and then again. Mr. Fletcher was suffering some from In-fiuenza at the time we were married.
She Had to Work Hard
"There should not have been any surprise over the marriage, for I have known my husband for ever so many years, as my aunt and uncle lived in the liouse with him for years, and are down stairs now.
"Ever since I was a girl, I had to work hSTTl and no one can appreciate what it means to have a good home and such a kind husband as Mr. Fletcher is to me.
"Tliere are other married couples In this village whom I know env.v us our happiness and the envy may last to the very end. for I am certain that ours is to ije one of tlie happiest Uvea, even if Mr. Fletcher is a great deal older than 1.
"1 have never looked at him in tlial light. 11 is a genuine case of one loving the presence of the other, and since our marriage, wliile we have been workin.g and rearranging things, the time has passed in a far liappier manner than If we had been touring tlie country.
"This home suits us both, and there is, and always will be, nothing but happiness in the lives of both of us."