OCR Interpretation

The daily morning journal and courier. [volume] (New Haven, Conn.) 1894-1907, October 01, 1897, Image 4

Image and text provided by Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020358/1897-10-01/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

Jl he Ho u vuu il itltf aix vlct
liiii II I'.tJli.l JlUliA A I.,
Tnl Thilr(ly, One Dollt- a Yewr.
Office 400 State Street.
Dbuvehf.d by Cauiiieus is this Citv, 15
Cents a Week, 50 Cents a Month, $3 fob
Six Months. $3 a Teaji. The Same Terms
by Mail.
Situations, Wants, Rents, and other small
advertisements, One Cent a Word each In
nertlon. Five Cents a Word for a full week
(seven times). .
Display advertisements, per Inch, one in
iertlon, $1.20; each subsequent Insertion, J
cents; one week, $3.20; one month,
one year, $40.
Obituary Notices. In prose ori,versJ;.
cents per line. Notices of Births, Mar
riages. Deaths nnd Funerals. SO cents eucu.
Local Notices 15 cents per line. ,
Yearly advertisers are limited to tneir
own Immediate business (all matter to oe
nnob1ectlonable. nnd their contracts do not
Include Wants. To Let. For Snl?.
Kansas is the Sunflower State, and a
single sunflower stalk at Burns, Kan
sas, bore 233 blooms at one time.
A firm In Omaha, Nebraska, adver
tised the other day "the most highly
sensational bargain sale of fine shoes
Since Adam -went barefoot"
One of the stations of the railroad
which is to be built from the Red Sea
to the top of Mount Sinai will be on the
spot where it is supposed Moses stood
when he received the two tables of the
law from Jehovah.
A chronic Bryanite of Dewing,
Maine, decided to give himself an ob
ject lesson in the silver problem. He
placed a silver dollar where an engine
iwould run over it, then he battered it
out of all semblance of its original
Bhape, and took it to a dealer In old
metals. The dealer tested and weighed
It and offered him thirty cents for it.
He was cured.
They are in earnest in New Orleans
about yellow fever. No less than 25,000
citizens have been enrolled for sanitary
work in the city. There is a sanitary
committee for each ward, 40 district
committees and a captain to each
square, or block, whose duty it is to
look after streets, gutters and prem
ises. The public schools remain closed
1 and the theatres are empty. Alto
gether, New Orleans is pretty thor
oughly scared. ,.
The university of Missouri receives
$23,023 from the estate of the late John
C. Conley under the operation of a law
recently passed by the Legislature
which provides that if a man dies leav
ing no father, mother or direct lineal
descendant, a certain per cent, of his
estate, excluding any amount left for
charitable or religious purposes, must
go to the State university. Mr. Con
ley's remote heirs will, however, contest
the constitutionality of the law to the
court of last resort.
It isn't profitable Just now to ignore
the Massachusetts anti-oleomargarine
law. The fines, aggregating $2,500, im
posed upon four Boston dealers for sell
ing oleomargarine colored in imitation
of butter,' in defiance of the State law,
is an indication that when a law is put
upon the statute book of Massachusetts
it is intended to be enforced. The fed
eral officers had long hunted these very
offenders, but in vain. The State au
thorities, however, were persistent, and
finally brought them to book. There
was a pretence at "original package
business," but a little investigation
showed that it was wholly a myth.
Farmers in this fertile country who
tire sometimes unable to "make both
ends meet" would do well to study the
methods and processes of Belgian farm
ers. Six million of people in Belgium
live on a territory about equal to the
State of Maryland, and a farm of two
acres is enough to support a man and
his family and enable him to lay by
something for a rainy day. An article
in Colman's Rural World tells some
thing of the methods of the Belgian
farmer and gives an interesting insight
Into rural thrift and economy in the
most densely settled country of Europe.
Describing the typical two-acre farm
In Belgium, the article says the thrifty
Belgian makes the most of every inch
by heavy manuring and allowing no
waste places. A patch of wheat or rye
and barley, another of potatoes, etc.,
and other garden truck, even the slop
ing sides of the ditches for irrigation
' being utilized, and the general result
is that with thrift and economy the
farmer provides about everything his
family needs except a few groceries
and clothes, while the surplus products
more than supply his other wants and
leave a balance to his credit, which
grows each year.
lf is related that Denipsey Waggy, a
farmsr of Madison county, Indiana, has
raised corn this year from seeds which,
he says, were taken out of a mound
builders' tomb in Arkansas, estimated
to be two thousand years old. The
Btalks of the corn are from ten to
twelve feet in height, according to a
correspondent of the Chicago Record,
and are somewnat on tne order of a
tree, being as thick at the ground as a
man's wrist Three feet from the
ground they shoot out three long, palm
like leaves. The leaves are heavy and
very solid, resembling a cactus leaf.
Some of them are five feet long from
tip to tip. These are the only leaves
"on the salk. About two feet further
up ore the enrs of corn. Jinny stalks
bt :if six ears, ami nemo fcas fewur than
lour ears. At this rate It in figured
that the average yield to the acre would
be about two hundred and fifty bush
els. Above the ears the stalk continues
three or four feet, and is topped with
an elaborate tussel. The husks surrounding-
the ears are heavy, and as
the corn matures they break and curl
back, revealing a firm, yellow-grained
ear.. The grains are solid and are ex
ceptionally good for feeding.
- ,1 S T, It V V yi) T l KA S T.
It has been many moons since a
school district meeting in New Haven
was as large as the one held last even
ing, and perhaps no such meeting has
been more voclferour,. It was made
plain at the meeting that there are
many people in New Haven really in
terested in the schools and their cost.
Much of the talk was right to the point,
and if any of it was too pointed no
great harm v.iis done. It is high time
that school affairs were discussed with
vigor and directness, and if there could
be some mora such meetings as that of
last evening they would do good and
help to clear up the situation. But
thero will be no more, because the
meeting was not adjourned subject to
the call of the chairman, and the won
drous new charter says that "after this
act takes effect no meeting of the New
Haven city school district shall be held
for any purpose whatever," except the
meeting that was held last evening.
Perhaps, however, If the citizens get in
terested enough they will be allowed to
get together somewhere and talk over
their school troubles and triumphs.
Net outcome of the last and noisiest
meeting of the New Haven city school
district, a three-mill tax. .
Business is business, but it is encour
aging to notice that occasionally busi
ness is not done in the most sordid way.
For instance, there is a manufacturing
concern in Dayton, Ohio, which is con
ducted in a liberal and humane way,
and yet seems to be prosperous. Its
buildings cover five acres and the per
sons directly and indirectly connected
with it number 2,000. The company
makes a patent machine, and by its in
dustrial organization maintains a con
stant interest on the part of all its
workmen. It has no use for a superin
tendent, an executive committee hav
ing charge of the business and a sub
committee having charge of each de
partment. The proprietors, these com
mittees, the heads of departments and
their assistants meet regularly once a
week for conference concerning busi
ness interests. The comfort ot the em
ployes is never overlooked, and an in
terest in them is constantly manifested
by the concern. Three hundred women
are employed, and they are required
to work one hour less per day than
the men, have a recess of fifteen min
utes morning and afternoon and a free
lunch every noon in the administration
building. In this building are lunch,
reading, rest, bath and toilet, rooms for
the use of the workers. There are more
than a dozen clubs and societies among
the employes, which take the name of
the, concern, for culture and recreation,
athletic, dramatic, wheel and musical
clubs, singing society, relief association
and a band, all of which are given in
viting and comfortable meeting places,
and which in turn furnish no end of free
entertainment for those of other tastes.
In still other ways this business is
unusual. The company has a reposi
tory for the reception of "complaints
and suggestions" from everybody in its
employ, and divides In prizes $250 semi
annually among those of its workmen
who make the most practical sugges
tionsfor the good of the concern. For
these prizes the heads of departments
or their assistants are not allowed to
compete. The company finds that this
arrangement is both wise and profita
ble. Six times a year it gives its em
ployes an opportunity to listen to prac
tical and helpful lectures at the ex
pense and on the time of the company.
The company looks after the sick, and
takes a live interest in all who take an
interest in their work and contribute
to the success of the concern.
That , a business so carried on can
be successful is against some of the
rules Qf what is generally called and
believed to be business, but it is pos
sible that many business men might
find profit as well as comfort !n doing
business more humanely.
Mr. James Whyte of the United King
dom Alliance thinks he has found an
important connection between stringent
liquor laws and the death rate of Swe
den and Norway. He says that for the
twenty years before 1894 the average
death rate per 1,000 persons living in
Sweden was 17.5 per annum, and the
rate for Norway 16.9 per 1,000 per an
num. The consumption of alcohol by
the Swedes in those years amounted to
the equivalent of about 2.65 English gal
lons of proof spirits per head per an
num; that of the Norwegians to about
1.75 gallons. Their death rate decreas
ed gradually with the gradual decrease
of the consumption of alcohol. Mr.
Whyte was unable to find the death
rate of Norway before the temperance
legislation, but obtained the rates for
Denmark and Sweden respectively for
the. ten years 1851-60. It was in 1865
that the temperance law in Sweden was
enacted, and by 1860 it had come pretty
fully into operation. For the decennium
1851-60 the death rate of the Swedes
was Si." per l.rtOO per annum, and for
Hu m' ii n y.w the cor.cumi)i.lo:i of
I'uhul in Sweden per annum ptT head
of the inhabitants was nearly three
times as much as it Is at present. The
decrease in the death rate between 1851
and 1SG0 and the twenty years ended
1S94 was 4.2 per 1.000 ner annum. He
says that this saving cannot be ascrib-!
ed to improved sanitation, inasmuch as
the death rate In Denmark, which has
as many sanitary advantages as Swe-
den or Norway, has only decreased 1.6
per 1,000. It was because It was seen
that intemperance was sapping the
health and strength of the nation, Mr.
Whyte says, that the temperance law
in Sweden was enacted. Just before
this law came into force thirty-six per
cent, of the conscripts drawn for mili
tary service had to be rejected as phy
sically unfit; by the time the law had
been thirty years In operation the pro
portion rejected had been reduced to
twenty per cent. The improvement be
gan soon after the law came into oper
ation, and increased as time elapsed.
PAsmoy sows.
New Itlouses Above Pur.
Blouses that are new are welcomed,
and here is one that should be of espe
cial interest because of its novelty. It
was in dark gray cashmere and was
bloused all around over a blue velvet
belt, yoke and collar being the same
velvet. The shield-shaped front's dra
pery was held at the bust by a large
buckle, was loose, fastening only at the
belt, and was edged with blue velvet,
the epaulets having the same treat
ment. Worn with this was an ample
skirt, side-pleated all around.
Russian blouses are galore. In them
is little chance for variety, so far as
the backs are concerned, but all sorts
of changes may be rung on the front.
It may fasten well to one side, an did
the Russian blouse of some years ago,
and be finished there by a perpendicu
lar frill under the overlapping edge.
Or the fullness of the baggy front may
be modified by a yoke effect In front,
the yoke extending to the belt in a flat
piece, which may, if length of effect is
desired, extend below and over the belt.
Such yoke and piece Is Invariably heav
ily braided. Hussar frogging may.be
applied to the front and bagginess be
almost obviated except where the gar
ment apparently gathers into the belt.
When the blouse Is applied to a dress
bodice it may be split up the front to
show an Inner chemisette of another
material, or may be set on a delicate
or transparent yoke, or even be adapt
ed to low-cut dresses.
When the blouse is to serve as an
outer garment the double breasted side
may turn back at the corner to show a
handsome facing of fur. While at
present most of the outside blouses are
cloth heavily braided, later outer gar
ments of this cut will be in all the
more expensive furs, in astrakan and
in plushes and velvets, the latter in
brilliant colors as well as in black. In
the brilliant colored plushes the effect
will be heightened by rich bullion braid
ing, jewel incrustations and rich fur.
The result will be beautiful and rich,
and for suitable occasions, as sleigh
ing, skating and outside wear over re
ception gowns, highly suitable.
First Boy "I say, Tommy, do you
work for Robinson?" Second Boy "I
guess he thinks I do. 'T any rate, he
pays me every week." Boston Tran
script. "I have seen the time when a dime
was as large as a dollar." "Well, you'll
see that time again if these free silver
cusses aren't turned down." Harlem
Terrible Threat. "John, if you don't
quit referring to me as 'the old wo
man,' I'll make you sorry for it."
"What will you do, dear?" "I'll be a
new woman." Indianapolis Journal.
"Hopsmith ought to take his wife
with him to the Klondike." "Any spec
ial reason?" "Yes; I've noticed she al
ways does their snow shovelling at
home." Detroit Free Press.
Keeping the Faith. "Has my boy
been a Little Defender and been kind
to dumb animals to-day?" "Yes,
grandma. I let your canary out of the
cage, and when my cat caught it, I
set Towser on her." Harlem Life.
In Good Company. Mamma "Now,
Johnny, you must remember to use
your right hand. I don't want you to
become left-handed." Johnny "Why,
mamma! some of the best pitchers in
the league are left handed!" Puck.
Reporter (whipping out his note book)
"The amount he stole, you say, was
$9 " Officer of the Company "I
didn't say $9. I said $9,000." Reporter
(promptly correcting himself) "He
embezzled $9,000. Go ahead." Chicago
First Passenger "Would you ah
lend me your spectacles a moment,
please?" Second Passenger "Certain
ly, sir." First Passenger "Ah thank
you; now, as you cannot see to read
your paper, would you mind letting me
have it, please?" Tit-Bits.
"With the aid of my wheel," remark
ed the party who had hitherto done
I can cover more i
v,vou::d than bv nnv nther means." Tho
party who had lost both legs and amis
demanded excitedly: "Did you ever
try dynamite?" Detroit Journal.
A man dropped his wig on the street
and a boy who was following close be
hind the loser, picked It up and handed
it to him.
tha wig ' ..Y(m fll.Bt Benulnc
jiair restorer I have ever seen." Rox-
bury Gazette.
W orking for Another Piece. "Now,
""'"c mamma, jusi ueiuio me
company sat down to dinner, "remem
ber, you must not ask for more pie."
Kobble didn't; but he finished his first
piece with much promptness, took a
long breath, and addressed himself very
audibly to the guests at his right.
"Ain't that dandy pie?" he asked.
Observations on the Decline of Street
Car Manners in the South.
It cannot be concealed that there Is
a growing tendency, even in the south,
where masculine gallantry has heldout
longest, on the part of men to let wo
men in the street cars shift for them
selves. It has not come to that point
yet, but the movement is growing in
that direction.
It is a fact that men are rapidly fall
ing in the courtesy which was once
uniformly shown to women, and the
reason, to a large extent, is that men
are meeting women as competitors in
all fields of labor, and this fact vastly
changes the social relations between
the sexes. Women are claiming all
sorts of equality with men, moral, poli
tical and physical, and are declaring
more and more their independence. The
effect on the next generation will be
very marked and peculiar. The, men
and women of the present are affected
to an overpowering extent by the in
fluence of old ideas and training, and
that is the reason they talk about
street-car manners and social ethics
in their relations to the sexes; but in
the year 1930, Just thirty-three years,
or the period of one generation from
the present time, people will no longer
concern themselves about such mat
ters. The greater the number of women at
work in proportion to the men the
more stringent the competition, and
it can easily be seen that, according to
the figures shown, the day might come
when there would be no street-car man
ners, but every individual would look
out for himeelf or herself, as the case
may be. But even should chivalry be
extinguished from human manners,
there will always remain the Christian
grace of charity; so, in the time to
come, able-bodied young men and wo
men who have seats in the cars will
rise to give their places to old men and
women, and to others who may be sick
or disabled. New Orleans Picayune.
How a Woman From New York
cured Passage to England.
Officers of the steamer Ikbal, which
arrived Saturday from Liverpool, re
port that one of the "bull pushers"
taken out on the steamer Sedgemore
on her last trip was a woman disguised
as a man. The Sedgamore sailed on
Auguet 26, and arrived at Liverpool
September 7. The woman was shipped
ns Harry Webber by John J. Gillman
426 South Charles street, who ships cat
The fact that he was a woman was
unsuspected, it is said, until the Sedge
more was almost entering the Mersey,
she having worked as well as the best
of the cattlemen, according to the
story of the second mate of the ship.
In attempting to lift a 200-pound bale
of hay she injured herself Internally
and began to spit blood. She'was taken
before Captain Bartlett, to whom she
confessed that she was a woman, that
her name was Hannah Webber, and
that she shipped as a cattleman In
order to reach some relatives living in
Sheffield. She said she had been per
forming In variety theaters In the
United States for four years as a char
acter vocal'st and male Impersonator,
that she became ill, was sent to a hos
pital, and when she was discharged,
penniless, took the only way possible
to reach her friends.
She said she came to America eleven
years ago with her father and mother.
Her father and mother were both phy
sicians. Both died,, and, left to her
own resources, Miss Webber said she
took an engagement in a San Francisco
muaie hall and traveled all over the
United States. Her career came to an
end when singing not long ago at one
of the New York halls. She had done
her first turn, In spite of feeling very ill,
but was unable to take up the second.
It was then discovered that she had
fever, and she was taken unconscious
to a metropolitan hospital, wearing the
man's clothes In which she had been
performing. She was discharged, ac
cording to her story, in the same attire
in which she made her way to Balti
more and shipped on the Sedgemore.
At the office of Mr. John J. Gillman
yesterday it was said that five days
before the Sedgemore sailed for Liver
pool "Harry" Webber applied at the
office to be shipped as cattleman on the
first steamer to leave for England. For
five days "he" laid about the office,
smoking cigarettes and chewing to
bacco, appearing to enjoy them thor
oughly. Webber had arrived In Baltimore, it
was said, as a cattle tender on a cattle
train which had come from Chicago,
and was placed on board the Sedgemore
with the other cattlemen without sus
picion that "he" was a woman. Wil
liam Johnson & Co., owners of the
Sedgemore, are said to have furnished
transportation for Miss Webber to
Sheffield, where, according to her state
ment, she has relatives. Baltimore
Is the outlook such that our present
civilization, with its benefits, is most
likely to be insured by universal dis
armament, the clamor for wnlch rises
ominously the word is ueed advisedly
among our rawer-day cries? None
shares more heartily than the writer
the aspiration for the day when na
tions shall beat their swords into
pwugnsnares ana their spears into
pruning-hooks; but is European civil!
zation, including America, so situated
that it can afford to relax into an arti.
ficial peace, resting not upon the work
ing of national consciences, as mifwtinma
arise, but upon a permanent tribunal
an external, if self-imposed authority
most of the lalklnsr.
the realization in modern policy of the
m.uu ot me mediaeval paiaey?
The outlook ithe signs of the times,
what are they? It is not given to hu
man vision, peering into the future, to
see more than as through a glass, dark
ly; men as trees walking, one cannot
say certainly whither. Yet Blgns may
be noted, even if 'they cannot bo fully
or precisely interpreted; and among
them I should certainly say Is to be ob
served the general outward Impulse of
all the civilized nations of the first or
der of greatness except our own.
Bound and swathed in the traditions
of our own eighteenth century, when
we were as truly external to the Euro
pean world as we are now a part of It,
we, under the specious plea of peace
and plenty fullness of bread hug an
Ideal of isolation, and refuse to recog
nize tine solidarity of Interest with
which the world of European civiliza
tion must not only look forward to,
but go out to meet, the future that,
whether near or remote, seems to await
it. I say wa do so; I should more sure
ly express my thought by saying that
the outward impulse already is in the
majority of the nation, as shown when
particular occasions arouse their atten
tion, but that it is as yet retarded, and
may be retarded perilously long, by
those whose views of national policy
are governed by maxims framed in the
ln.fla.ncv of the republic From "A
Twentieth Century Outlook," by A. T.
Mahan, in Harper's Magazine for Sep
However S
at Inexpensive
the article, the name on
the box or wrapper
frequently conveys not
only a guarantee of
genuineness, but unques
tioned merit.
Presents furnished by
are always wrapped and
boxed with the utmost care.
All grades and prices.
Ladies' Belts and
Golfing Ties
at just half price.
Chase & Company,
New Raven House Building.
Yale Student
'Tisn't due to any change in
vis or onr furniture. It's be
cause the cheap furniture cru
sade has collapsed. Yale men
no longer wait to the end of
the term to prove the extrava
gance of paying a few dollars
less for trashy furniture.
doesn't go down tinder the first
pillow fight, nor give up the
ghost during a friendly scuffle.
Beneath the surface is
strength. Back of the veneer
is virtue. And this same fur
niture, students never paid so
little for as they do today.
Seller of good furniture.
Strangers to poor furniture.
! Orange and CrOWO Streets,
e :,
-a - i!tt
of Reception Days will be continued
here for a week or more.
The loveliness will be varied
because continuous purchasing bv
pleased patrons quickly depletes
Today's beauty will be replaced
by tomorrow's and thus the music
of the styles will be unbroken.
These are the special sales now
being taken advantage of:
. Dressmakers' Notions.
Student Room Furnishings
and General Upholstery,
Dress Stuffs and Silks,
Economical Heating; Stoves.
am now delivering Koal in bags and carried Into the
cellar direct from wagon. Avoid ail
dirt and buy of
65 Church St., opp. Postoffice, 8 1 Railroad Ave. ',
Catalogue free
for seeding. Timothy and Red Top, etc., for meadow, and
Central Park Lawn Mixture for lawns.
The Best SKILL,
The Best SOAP,
The Best STARCH.
Throe reasons why the ' TROY STEAM
LAUNDRY does the very best work with
practically no wear.
All work guaranteed.
A trial will generally make a patron.
Will yon. try It ?
80 Center Street
Removed to
No. 760 Chapel Street
-- 4.'.ii.C)Ct.
ffr - .'rrrrs cmr"?
& CO.
upon application.
Flower Pots,
Plant Stands ;
and Tree Tubs.
. Jardinieres,
Hyacinth Glasses ,
and Fertilizers.
This if the best time of the year
374 and 376 State St.
Eelf Contained, requiring no briok setting. (
W ithont Gaskets or Packing and are thus always
'. tight. ' - :
Ii ave Vertical Water W ays, giving free oiroul.
tion, large Direct Fire Surface, using th
radinnt heat of the fire.
Uccsands in use and a!! giving satisfaction.
ftesm Fitters and Plumbers. ' Telephone 404-3
5 5 and 287 State Street.
I ftscellaneotts.
Costs You Nothing!
We mall FREE a handsome photograph
for every outside wrapper returned to us. ,
The medicine will do yon good. Tha pho
to will please yon. Address MONARCH
REMEDIES CO., P. O. Box 1193, New Ha
ven, Conn. Sola by all druggist. Prica
00 cents.

xml | txt