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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, "WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1807
Jl'.U c3ouvmtl uutl CConvicv y&ir ii.irus, vosx. THE OI.DKST DAILY PAriilt l'UB LISIII l IN rONNKCTIOIIT. Issiiml TliurmlBjm, One Dollar n Year. a'UE CAKR1NGTON PUBLISHING CO. OFFICE 400 Sl'ATB STBEKT. delivered bv cabklith3 in tub city, 15 Cents a Wkek, 50 Cknts a Month, $3 for Six Months, pi a Y ear. The Same Terms by Mail. ADVERTISING RATKS. Situations, Wants, Rents, and other small advertisements. One Cent a Word each In sertion. Five Cents a Word (or u full week (seven times). , , . Display advertisements, per Ipeu. one in sertion, $1.20; each subsequent Insertion. 40 cents; one week, $3.20; one month, sin, one year, $40. , -, 1-, Obituary Notices. In P"0 v"s?y,,P rents per line. Notices of Births. J"?'" rlages. Deaths and Funerals. B0 cents each. Local Notices 15 cents per line. . Yearly advertisers are limited to tneir own Immediate business (all matter to m unobjectionable!, and their contracts do not Include Wants. To Let. For Sale, etc. Ten thousand six hundred and forty two murders were committed in the United States last year. The heirs of Aloise Manhardt of Vien na are much disappointed in the result of the sale of his remarkable collection )f railroad tickets, which comprised the bulk of his legacy to them. There were over 400,000 of the tickets, which Man hardt had spent a fortune and most of hla lifetime in collecting, but the best market the heirs could make for them was to sell them to an English house for about $1,000. . The postoffice at the Strait of Magel lan consists of a small painted keg or cask, and it is chained to the rocks of the extreme oape, in a manner so that it floats free, opposite Terra del Fuego. Each passing ship sends a boat to take letters out and put letters in. This curious postoffice is unprovided With a postmaster, and is, therefore, under the protection of all the navies of the world. Never in the history of the unique "of fice" have its privileges been abused. The British blue book gives some in teresting figures as to the condition of Ireland. While the total population is t its lowest, 4,560,378, as against 8,295, 061 in 1845, the marriage rate last year was the highest and the death rate the lowest since 1871, while the birth rate was higher than at any time since 1884. The excess of births over deaths was 81,942, Emigration has been decreasing for ten years, but apparently a majori ty of the emigrants are in the prime of life. That is a horrible story which comes from the province of Foo Chow, in China, about the depredations of man eating tigers. These fiends in animal form have become so numerous and so bold that the foreign settlement of Foo Chow has been forced to take up the matter, and offer rewards for every full-grown tiger killed. Hundreds of the farmer natives are afraid to work in the fields and are swarming to the ig cities and towns for protection. Many hundreds of cattle were killed and eaten by the tigers before they turned their attention to human beings. Tiger hunts on a large scale have been organized at Foo Chow for the exter minaton of the brutes. A strange performance for the Church of England was gone through in re ceiving back at Wittram a person who, after leaving the communion to become a Roman Catholic, wished to return. The vicar Insisted that he should be solemnly shriven as a -penitent. After the lesson for the day had been read, the penitent walked up the communion rail and knelt down. A novel form of eervlce then commenced, the vicar put ting questions and the penitent, in ab Ject tones, answering them, to the ef feet that he renounced the Church of Home and meant to endeavor to lead ia better life and to embrace the Church of England as the true and only church. The minister then absolved ihlm, pronouncing the formula "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," with upraised hands at the close. , An inquiry by a capitalist as to the cassava production in Florida, with a view to establishing a starch factory in the State, has .set the Florida farmers to dreaming of new sources of wealth. Cassava, the Jacksonville Citizen says, grows as freely and on as poor soil as the potato. It will grow on nearly pvery acre of soli In the State, Us tops will propagate like cane, and the roots will keep in the soil and need not be rushed to market. Given fair notice, the Citizen says, Florida can, in two years thereafter, produce enough of the cassava to keep every starch factory 'in' the United States at work until another crop is grown. The present product is unknown, as It is only grown lor home consumption. It is better than the choicest tapioca, Florida peo ple say, and an acre planted with it will produce more farinaceous food for man and beast than the same area planted for any other crop except ba nanas. One of the most recent inventions mentioned among those brought for ward in Germany is one credited to Paul Wonneberger of Gruma, near Dresden, viz., a kind of heatable shoe, and the means by which this quality is Insured is claimed to be easily practica ble. Within the heel of the shoe, which is adequately hollowed out for the pur pose, there Is a receptacle for a glowing substance similar to that which is used In the well-known Jupantvo ham j wanner. Uet wv-.-u llir ("Kn, iiu lu ildi 1 1 in usbestDs covers, there is placed a rubber bag which is filled with water, the latter being heated above the heel, and as It circulates while the wearer of the shue la walking it keeps the en tire nether surface of the foot warm; a small safety valve is provided, so that the bag cannot burst. The warmth given by this kind of, sole is said to never rise above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and will last for about eight hours. The shoes are slightly heavier than the or dinary sort, the sole being but little thicker than that of the so-called wet weather boot. The negroes have done a great deal for the agricultural development of Oklahoma, says Mr. Golden of that ter ritory. "They are particularly entitled to credit for our large cotton produc tion, inasmuch as without their efforts very little of that important product would have been grown. Though the soil and climate are admirably adapted to cotton, and the quality is even su perior to that raised in Texas, a great many of our agricultural farmers were ignorant of its culture. A large num ber of them had come from Kansas, Nebraska and other western States where the fleecy staple is not cultivated, and it was left mainly to the colored agriculturists to take the initiative. The result has been eminently satisfac tory, and this year Oklahoma will be found to lead every State in the South In cotton, taking into consideration the difference of acreage. It is also one of the greatest fruit countries I have ever seen." MOlel'l TUOVHI.K. More trouble on the head man's mind, and on the minds of others who are loaded with one-man power, etc., etc. In accordance with section 107 of the wondrous new charter a school district meeting was held last evening. This section says: "There shall be in said city a department of education, which shall have the care and management of all of the affairs of the New Haven city school district. After this act takes ef fect no meeting of the New Haven city school district shall be held for any purpose whatever, except that there shall be a special meeting of the school district on the third Tuesday of Sep tember, 1897, for the purpose of laying a tax upon the polls and ratable es tates within the limits of said district, for the purpose of paying the expenses of the school district from July 14, 1897, to December 81, 1897." The meeting held last evening was attended by about a hundred thoughtful and more or less discouraged citizens. Un der the influence of their discourage ment these citizens took rather peculiar action. They voted to give the mayor and the board of finance a chance to help pull the district out of the financial hole it is in. Of course these officials wilt welcome the opportunity to add to their woes, and the action of the district meeting will find warm approv al from them. But it is possible that after wrestling, or appearing to wrestle with the matter, they will respeotfully ask the district meeting to do what the charter tells it to do. The idea that they might seems to have crossed the minds of the engineers of the district meeting, for they provided by adjourn ment for another meeting. While all hands are "consulting" the citizens who are not directly burdened with the consultation are not obliged to be unduly agitated. They can be calm ly sure .of one thing, and that is that somehow or other . the taxes will be high enough. the snoonsu of i.ofti.. The shooting of Postmaster Loftin of Hogansville, Georgia, was a wicked and violent expression of ideas which are undoubtedly generally held in the South. Senator Bacon of Georgia mild ly sets forth the situation as follows: "The appointment of colored men to of fice in the South will certainly lead to race antagonism and estrangements which would otherwise not exist. Such appointments are of small benefit to the few negroes thus appointed, and are of very great injury to the masses of the negroes in the ill-feeling engen dered between them and the whites, upon whose friendship and good will they are wholly dependent. If the debts due by the Republican party to the negro politicians require their polit ical recognition in appointments to or flee such appointments should be made to positions iu communities whose people do not object to the posts of au thority and command among them be ing held by negroes. Such communi ties and such people are not found among the whites of the southern States. The people of Georgia deeply regret the appointment of negroes to office by this administration, but they do not approve of violence to such ap pointees, and instances of such vio lence will be rare." And the Baltimore Sun says: The whole trouble comee from' the practice of bartering away public office in payment of the politi cal debts of individuals. If it is deem ed essential to appoint colored men to postofiices there is a way it can be done without making trouble or giving offence. There is not a State in the North which has not well educated ne groes, far better qualified to hold office than those of the South, who, perhaps, have not enjoyed the same educational advantages. Let the President appoint these men to postofiices in the northern Stntt whi'i'i' such uipo',ntr.H lit? would : i-x.-iu- ran- prvjuiUo.:-which, we presume, does not exist in the North. This Is all very well, but It does not justify such a dastardly deed as the shooting of Postmaster Loftin. Lofttn was led Into a trap by means of a de coy letter. Four men stationed them selves at convenient points along the pathway through which the negro would have to pass in carrying out the Invitation of the letter. 'When he came in sight they all fired, and but for bad marksmanship he would have been in stantly killed. The assassins fled, sup posing that they had accomplished their work. "When race prejudice, or any other prejudice, takes such a form as this it is crime, and crime which cannot be justified or palliated by smooth talk. l'OSTAI. SJI'IMJ . H.lMiS. One of the arguments for the estab lishment of postal savings banks is the way in which the money-order system of the Postoffice department is used. This system was instituted tor the ac commodation of persons who cannot forward money by checks, but it seems to be used, more particularly in the West, as a savings bank. Money or ders are often obtained by persons who have a few dollars to lay away. This is made evident by the operation of the law, which declares a money order void when not presented for payment within one year. AVhen a money order is retained by the payee beyond that period it can only be re newed by the superintendent of the system, In Washington, and the num ber of cases where money orders have been retained for one, two, three and even more years is surprising. The records show that in most Instances where money orders are not presented within the prescribed period,, the or der was purchased by the payee with no other purpose than depositing his nioneywhere he knew It would be safe until it was wanted. When the orig inal money order has become void a duplicate is issued, upon application, by the superintendent and void dupli cates are replaced by warrants upon a fund created for uncalled for money which has accumulated since the sys tem has been in operation. Hundreds of cases could be given where farmers, miners, mechanics and other persons have used the money order system for a savings bank, among the most strik ing being the case of a miner at Lead- ville, Colorado, who purchased an order for $2,200 payable to himself, and per mitted the money to remain on deposit for five years. For the sake of the se curity afforded by depositing the money with the government he was not only willing to forego the interest, which he would have received had the company been placed in a savings bank or other wise invested, but he paid the commis sion demanded by the government for Issuing the order. FASHION XOI'liS. Color Killed About the Ankles. ' Clocked silk stockings, such as we used to wear when we were little girls, we will don again now that we are big girls and unable to show them as easily as we used. For dress occasions it is positively no longer necessary or even correct to match shoe and stocking. The dancing slipper may be an excep tion, but the patent leather "pump," which is made to look as much like our brother's as possible. Is thrown into distinctly black contrast with the deli cate colored silken stocking. The lat ter, however, brings itself into harmony by elaborated black .clocks. The gown Itself or its lining must match the stocking, and almost invariably some touch of black in the finish of the gown gives further assurance that the pumps are intended and are not the mistake of careless maid or a fault of unin formed taste. A dressy costume of broche silk is shown herewith, the color being helio trope and the lining taffeta. Collar and belts were mauve velvet, the latter or namented with two showy buttons. But he bolero was the gown's richest feat ure, being of the velvet with trimming of narrow gold galoon lace ruffles. Aside from its jacket, this gown was quite simple, hut that accessory lent so much of dressiness that Its designer topped it in his show room with a pic ture hat, and it all looked very fine. Jackets that are to be classified as garments, rather than as trimmings, and that are more protective than or manental are of interest. Among them are little scarlet ones, strictly tailor made, double breasted and boxed front, or single breasted and buttoning from throat down, which are a pretty over garment for fall wear in the country. After the same cut are jackets in dark blue, which maybe are a better choice, because if not so picturesque in the country th:v will be more suitable for liio city a little later In the season. , ... FLOHETTE. FACTS. "Statistics show that 124 persons own one-third of Manhattan Island." "Why, where does Mr. Piatt come In?" Cleve land Plain Dealer, Once Was Enough. First boarder "Were you here last summer?" Sec ond boarder (crossly) "No; think I'd be here now if I had been here last summer?" Puck. His call had lasted something like two hours when he suggested that he believed he could read her thoughts. "Then why don't you go?" she asked. Chicago Evening Post. Little Bob "Aw, I could walk the rope just as well as the man In the circus if it wasn't for one thing!" , Lit tle Willie "What is that?" Little Bob "I'd fall off." Harper's Bazar. Hie Hope. The burglar "Me lawyer is tryin' to put off de trial as long as he kin." Friend "What for?" The. burg lar "Well, what I took was silver, an' silver's goin' down so fast dat de of fence '11 soon seem trlrlin'." Puck. "Call that a kind man," said an ac tor, speaking of an absent acquaint ance "a man who is away from his family and never sends them a far thing? Call that kindness?" "Yes; unremitting kindness," said the other. Household Words. "Why are yez decorating, Mrs. Mur phy?" "Me b'y Denny is coming home the day." "I thought he was sent up for folve years." "Yos, but he got a year off for good behavoure." "Sure, it must be comfortin' for yez to have a good b'y loike that." TIt-Blts. A Cure. A certain benedict was in the habit of troubling his father-in-law with complaints about his wife's be havior. "Really, thia is too bad," cried the irascible old gentleman one day on hearing of some of his daughter's delin quencies. "If I hear any more com plaints I will disinherit her." There were no more complaints. Household Words. The lesson was from the Prodigal Son and the teacher was dwelling on the character of the elder brother. "But amid all the rejoicing," he said, "there was one to whom the prepara tion of the feast brought no joy, to whom the .prodigal's return gave' no pleasure, but only bitterness; one who did not approve tf the feast being held, and who had no wish to attend it. Now, can any of you tell me who this was?" There was a breathless silence, fol lowed by a vigorous cracking of thumbs, and then from a dozen synv pathetic little geniuses came the cho rus: "Please, sir, It was the fatted calf!" Aberdeen Journal. "Who wae that philosopher at the next table?" "I didn't notice." "I mean the one who was talking about the brevity of life here to-day and gone to-morrow, and all that sort of thing." 1 ' ' ' "Oh, that fellow. He runs a bucket shop." Cleveland Plain Dealer. WORRIED THE LANDLADY. Balder Twins Made Her Think She Was in the Wrong? Business. The Balder twlns'!have been getting Into trouble again. This time it was with a new boarding-house keeper who had bought 'out the Widow Clancy's business and didn't know there was a twin In It. The widow had always been generous to a fault her own and every body's else but the new dispenser of provender had a talent for measuring and sipping and keeping tally saw every biscuit that was served. She saw Harold, the thinnest twin, eating his supper, and the dimensions of his ap petite fairly appalled her. She asked who he was and was told that he was a regular boarder and belonged to the Balder family, but not a word of his being a twin. "Land sakes!" she said, "he must be hollow from his head to his heels. I can never ntake any money with such a cormorant as that to feed!" She saw pork and beans, fried eggs, eggs on toast and bread without eggs disappearing under the hungry admini stration of a boy's appetite, and she hurried into the china pantry and took down a small memorandum book and began figuring on profit and loss. She was at it some time, and when she returned to the dining-room she ex pected to find it empty. What was her horror to find the boy with an appetite had just received an entirely new order, which was being served. She stared for a moment like one distraught, then she tackled the boy. "You must be hungry," she said, with withering sarcasm. "You bet I am," said the other twin, Eugene, as he began to devour the near est dish. "Young man, you'i; have a flit of apoplexy, and I won't be half sorry. Anybody who gorges himself with two suppers ought to die." Eugene understood in a flash, but he only said demurely: "Wait until I've eaten this one may be I won't need any more." The new boarding-house keeper went through the apartments in a fury, look ing for the Balders to inform them that their son was eating himself to death. The first one she saw was the boy him self playing checkers with his father. Her eyes grew round. "How on earth did you get here be fore me?" she asked. "Oh, that was dead easy," paid Harold, who saw the usual complica tions, and was happy. "I came up as soon as I finished my supper." "But you had begun all over again," shrieked the tormented and perplexed woman, and then Father Balder came to the rescue and explained about the twins. But the awe-stricken head of the commissary department said that she should sell out, for she thought there was something uncanny about the busi ness. Chicago Times-Herald. HER HAND WAS SAVED.. William Lorts, who nas conductor on the Union Pacific passenger train which recently ran off a bridge near Byers, Col., relates an incident of the wreck that closely trends upon the horrible. "The chair car," says Mr. Lorts, "was on end in the water. After we had carried the injured passengers out and were about to abandon the car, I heard fait groans. I took my lantern and climbed down into the car. I found a woman with her head just above the water. I got assistance and tried to lift her out, but she was first, and we i.vuU'1 r.o; move her. I dbcovevt-cl that she was held fast by her hand between two seats. I called for an axe and told her I would have to cut her hand oft to save her life, as the car was sinking fust. She looked at me plteously, but said nothing. I took off my coat and put it over her head so she could not see the cruel blows with the axe. Then she began to beg me not to chop off her arm. By pure accident I found a piece of iron down in the water, and with this I managed to pry the seats far enough apart to release her. It was the heaviest lifting of my life. We carried her off the car, and as we reached safety the car sank from sight. Two seconds later and we would all have been drowned. Kansas City Journal. HIE: Wind your J g m WatcD 3 at the same time m m & Dailp 3 Hang in the same way Let us Clean it m m m yearlp and you will he punctuali ty personified. j t2 THE GEORGE H. FORD COMPANY 3 a 3 Weather UNDERWEAR. All grades and prices. Ladies' Belts and Golfing Ties at just half price. Chase & Company, New Haven Houss Building. IIPORTIM TAILOR. 63 CENTER STREET, NEW HAVEN. HIGHEST GRADE DAIRY PRODUCTS. Pasteurized Milk . AND Pasteurized Cream. Onr FatenrlKed Milk Is a perfect food. Oar Pasteurized Cream will whip la from two to three mlnatea. kOK 8 A OH BV GROCERS. Dally Delivery to Families. M. B. andF. S. HUBBELL, MAPLE BILD FARM. N -rthfor i, Conn. fiic-i8 Wooatcr street f", - - SoloDboao im. Housekeepers Rooming Yale Students need our Brass-trim White Iron Bedsteads at $5.62 regular price. As good, if not better than sensational stores sell at $5.75. So much for the hoax of "low er prices." ) Another important thing. In view of complete room furnishings buy furniture that will endure the pecul iar usage to which students subject it. Entire room out fits are available in our matchless collection of new Fall Furniture. Can't we show it you? Sellen of good furniture. Stiangers to poor furniture. am Oranze and Crown Streets. Hot THE CENTFE OF SAVING, GREATER NEW HAVEN'S GREATEST STORE. t . Dress Goods Enthusiasm is bound to crowd our counters this week. Almost everything that taste has conceived in plain and tancy fab rics can be found here- everything from the serviceable to the superb. Hundreds of styles of Dress Goods to choose from at 39c yd. Fine Stationery and Engraving! High School Stationery, ; with embossed school initials : Marcus Ward & Co's Royal Irish Linen writing paper with en velopes to match. 4 C I C! quire West End Institute fine grade of stationery, 24 sheets paper, 50 cents Your Copper Name Plate and 50 cards 98 Cents loo cards printed from your own plate tor 89 cents West Stor. Main Floor Women's Warm Wear! Oneita Combination Suit, high neck and long sleeves, natural color only Nos. 4, 5, 6. These Suits sell for $1.25 each; there aren't many F. M. BROWN & CO. THE APOLLO LAMI" the most econom ical Lamp ever muuiifnctured consumes only '2 cubic feet of gas per hour; lesa than hut other Lamp lu the market. Tne Apollo Lamp onn be adjusted to any Gas Fixture, la adnpted for natural, coal or gas oline gas, and la provided with an Auto matic Regulator, which prevents the break ing of ohlumeys by a sudden increase of gas pressure. The APOLLO MANTLES are the moat durable ever manufactured; they are made In any desired tint. The Orange Light be ing the best adapted for private dwellings, as It is free from that ghaatly hue so ob- iectlonable to the ladles. The Blue-White Aght la the best for stores and where the greatest possible candle-power Is wanted. These Mantles are suspended from the top like a bell, by a loop of material, same as that from which the Mantles are made. There is nothing to burn off and destroy the Mantles, and their being suspended from the top prevents any sudden lar from breaking them, as Is emmon with other Mantles. THE ARNOLTV CO.. Sole Agents, STATE AND CROWN STREETS. K0AL. am now tiellverlnq Koal in cellar direct from dirt and . F. GILBERT, 65 Clmr'ch. St., opp. Postoffice, 81 Railroad Ave. A ttJtJh Mian- 2$LL ' ........ lx.CftfHtt. WHEN NATURE WEEPS you will be fortunate if you have one of our splendid Cravenette Mackin toshes, with new style of capes. ' We have them in brown, blue, black and wine color, for 35.00 West Store, Second Floor, Front ' FALL HOUSEKEEPINGS! Nickled Copper Tea Kettles 69C Brooms, worth 25c ' 1 5c Knife and Fork Box, cloth bottom 7c Skirt Ironing Tables . 98c Barrel Ash Sifters 59c Self-Wringing Mops, best ' 25c Cedar Pails , 230 8 Cakes Laundry Soap ' 25c Full size, White Floating Soap 5 c Peerless Waxing Pads 5c Bissell's Grand Rapids Sweeper 22.48 "Sweeperettes." . 01.59 Household Paints, assorted col- v ors i Oc Enameled Paints, ass't'd colors, 1 5C Fine Wire Dish Drainers, new 1 0c SoapSavers 5C Wire Broilers, special . OC Wire Frying Baskets -1 5c West Store, Basement w EARLE & SEYMOUR, BOIilOTTORS Off American and Eoreign PATENTS, 868 Chapel Street, NEW HAVEN, COUCH, Plumbing and Gasfitting J. 11. Bucklay, 179 Church S bags and carried Into the wagon. Avoid all buv of IeMneyoilBfs,Siem aoi ffainr AUG ielf Contained, requiring no orlck setting. V itbciit Gaskets or Tacking, and are that alwayi tight. I aire Vertical Water ft ays, giving fre olronl. lion, large Direct fire Surface, using toe radiant heat of to fire. Htuzntis in use and all giving safsfactioa. SHEAHAN & GROARK- Utters and Flnabers, Telephone 404-3 its and 287 State Stresv '