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BEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND cpURIER, WEDKESDAYj JA2TCJAKY 24, 1906. I HE CARIUJtGTON PUBLISHING CO. OFFICE 400 STATE STBBET. HEW HA VEX, CONN. THB OLDEST DAILY PAPER PtTB LISHED IM CONNECTICUT. DELIVERED BI CARRIERS IN THE CIT7. 12 CENTS A WEEK. 50 CENTS A MONTH. $3 FOR SIX MONTHS. 16 A TEAR. THE SASCSL TERMS RT MAIL Btt!r,LiS COPIES, S CENfa. THE WEEKLY JOURNAL, leaned Tuondaya, One Dollnr a Year. , ADVERTISING RATES. Situations, Wants. Rents, and other email advertisement. One Cent a Word ach Insertion. Five Cents a Worl (or a full week. Display advertisements, per Inch, one Insertion. 11.20 each subsequent Inser tion, 40 cents; one week. $3.20; one month, 10; one year, $40. The Municipal Voters' League of Chi cago finds that out of thirty-five out going aldermen this year twenty-four are worthy of commendation a3 honest and capable; and only six Justify "ex plicit and unreserved condemnation." Its report furnishes encouraging evi dence that progress toward the better ment of the city government continues. The canton of Zurich, in Switzerland, has taken steps to establish an annual poll tax of 85 cents, to be called the Zurich medical tax, and from the fund thus produced some half a hundred physicians are to be maintained, whose services, are to be at the disposal of any member of the commune, free of any remuneration, whenever he may choose to call for them. The helpful hen is looking up. The record price for a hen was paid at the Boston, poultry show last week when a New York firm bid $750 for a buff "Plymouth Rock, for which the original owner thought he wa3 asking a pro. hlbltive price when he named $100. But It so happened that there were several people who wantetd that particular hen. Ireland has boon and Is somewhat dis. tressfui, but people live long there. The Registrar-General, of Ireland, in his annual report, gives some figures which prove that with all her grievances, Ire land is the land of centenarians. Nine ty-six women and 86 men 182 persons in all aged 100 years and upwards, died during 1904; and 711 persons died aged 95 years an upward. "Old age" holds the second place in the classified causes of deabb, it being given as the cause In stead of any specified disease in 9,840 Instances. Dr. William Osier's mother entered on her one hundredth year recently at her home in Canada. Three-quarters of a century ago the Rev. Mr. Osier and his wife settled at Bondhead. On tario. Four of their sons have been men of great Canadian reputation, and one, Dr. Osier, regius professor of med Jcine; at Oxford university, is a recog nized leader of the English and Ameri can medical profession. E. B. Osier, M. P.; and Justice Featherstone Osier, of the Court of Appeals, are the two prominent remaining sons. The late lB. B. Osier, one of the foremost men of the Canadian bar, was also a son. There is no restriction on the coin age of copper in China and this free coinage is said to threaten the de basement of the empire's currency. It is estimated that the output in 1904 ap proximated 1,745,000,000 pieces and the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce says ttfat by 1906, when all the mints are In peratiOn, it will reach 16,413,000,000 pieces. It is believed that the United States exports to China orie-half of all the copper used- The Importation of copper disks., the same size as the coins themselves, has been prohibited by the Chinese government which found that people famous for "ways that are dark and tricks that are vain" estab- lished a lucrative industry by stamping them at home. A Stockholm correspondent of the Vossische Zeitung of Berlin expresses surprise that the Nobel awards are con stantly becoming smaller. At the first distribution they amounted to 150,782 kronen, but this year they have been reduced to 138.0S9. The Swedish papers doubt the Wisdom of leaving to the Norwegians the determination of. the peace prize, as the Storthing, which has control of the matter, might use its power for illegitimate purposes, and the demand is made that the regula tions of the Swedish Central Commis sion be thoroughly revised. The in come from the Nobel endowments, ac cording to the latest reports, was 1,378, 000 kronen; but the expense of manage ment has been so great that less than Gne-bal of this sum has been distrib- uted in prizes. It is charged that the board recently purchased a building to be used solely for the fund and its work at a cost of 100,000 kronen in excess of what it had been offered for a few months previously. , A BE A L CUTE GIRL. That is a neat little story that comes from Asheville, itforth Carolina, where Miss Irene Depew, "a well-known beauty and social favorite," has lived and flourished. She was so beautiful and so favorite that three brothers fell in love with her, or, at least, they and she thought they did. Perhaps she didn't fall in love with the three broth ers, or with any one of them, but she liked them all. Of course she couldn't marry all three of them, though she was willing to marry any one of them. Tbey couldn't choose which one should be blessed by her, and she wouldn't. She was, nevertheless, equal to the emergency. She left the choice to Chance.' She didn't raffle herself off, as if she were a goose, turkey, pig or chicken, but she did allow the brothers to draw lots for her. On one of three strips of pasteboard was her name, and the youngest of the brothers got her, and he is happy. How much better this was than to cruelly hurt everybody's feelings and perhaps breed a tragedy. Miss Depew is a smart and a fair girl. We hope she Is as pleased with her young man as he is with her, and that they both may live happily ever after. XOT ENOVGU YET. New York is a big place, and one of the big things in it Is its hotel business. For many years shrewd and moneyed men have been trying to build enough hotels to accommodate people, and so far they have not succeeded- Within two years about seven thousand rooms have been added to New York's hotel accommodations, but there are still times when the demand greatly ex fsds the supply. For instance, during the Automobile show. Most of the ho tels made every effort to meet the de mands for rooms, but after they had persuaded as many patrons as could be persuaded to undergo the doubling up process, from twenty-five to two hundred applicants were turned away daily by many houses. In spite of this almost unprecedented demand for rooms In no instance could it be learned that any advance in rates had been made. Ttie proprietor of one housa with a normal capacity for four hundred guests said that in an effort to accom modate the overflow he had telephoned to every hotel from the Chelsea at Twenty-third street to the Belleclaire at Seventy-sixth street and Broadway without being able to secure a room. Even ex-President Cleveland couldn't get a room in the hotel "which he likes, and many smaller men had the same shock. AXOTflEM SUBPlilSE. Awhile ago we were told that there was surprising illiteracy in the city of Philadelphia- Now the statement of Dr. Draper, Commissioner of Educa tion, as to the high percentage of illit eracy in some of the rural counties of New York will shock a good njany peo ple who have been in the habit of thinking that illiterates were either of foreign parentage or else to be found among the negroes or white mountain eers of the South. These figures are of illiterates' whose parents were born in this -country, and they show that some of the counties in New York badly need a campaign of education. The fig ures also indicate that the advantages of environment are not all with chil dren raised in the country. The city of New York has only 1 per cent, of il literates born of native parents, and Erie county, with Buffalo, has only 3 per cent. Sullivan county has 43 per cent, of illiterates of native parentage; Fulton county, in the Adirondacks, has 54 per cent- of such illiterates; Dela ware has 59; Tioga, 65, and Schoharie 76. These are not sporadic cases of neglect of education, for Madison coun ty has 41 per cent, of such illiterates; Greene, Warren and Yates 42 per cent, each; Steuben and Tompkins, 45 per cent, each; Chenango, Cortland and Schuyler, 47 per cent. each. Well, well! Hope Connecticut isn't in any such condition. It ought not to be with Yale in its midst. LIGHT. "Do you think a little learning is a dangerous thing?" "Pnssihlv. But It isn't half so dan- gerous as the same amount of ignor- ance." Detroit Free Press. Tess So he jilted her, eh? That must have made her feel cheap. Jess Not as cheap as he might wish. She computes the damage to her heart at $25,000. Philadelphia Press. Mrs. E. Z. Munny My poor man, you must have had many severe trials. Peripathetic Pete Yessum, I have. But I ginerally gits off light on account o me innercent face. Cleveland Lead er. Gaston I tell you, old man, Miss Watkyns is a mighty sensible girl the most sensible girl, I think, I ever knew. Alphonse I think you're right, my boy. I wouldn't advise you to propose to her Somerville Journal. Mrs. Highthought Do you not think in every nature there is a sealed room, a holy of holies, to which the world is not admitted? Mrs. Plainthought Yes, I know; my cook won't allow me in the kitchen. Harper's Bazar. Teacher Tommy, can you tell me anything about Helen of Troy? 1 Tommy Sure- She lived in Troy, on de Hudson river, an' supported her widowed mudder an' little brudder by workin' in a collar factory. Chicago Daily News. Hardup I'll never go to that res taurant again., The last time I was there a man got my overcoat and left his in its place. Weloff But the proprietor wasn't to blame, was he? Hardup No, but I might meet the other mm. Tales. Bessie Oh, Tommy!' My new baby dolly is almost human! When I squeeze her she begins to cry and when I put her to bed she closes her eyes! Tommy Huh! She'd be more human if she closed her eyes when you walk the floor with her and began to cry when you put her to bed! Puck. "I am hurt more than you," said the father, ' "When I punish you, son,", and thereat The boy raised his head as he sobblng ly said, "Well, there's some consolation in that." Woman's Home Companion. "What is your idea of success?" "Success," answered the cynic, "con sists in making enough stir about your achievements to cause your failures to be overlooked." Washington Star. Brown What is the matter with Jones? He is going around sideways. Smith He's, living in a flat now, and got that habit from slipping between the furniture- Puck. . . Parson Good morning', Mrs. Stub bins. Is your husband at home Mrs. Stubblns (hanging recently patched trousers on clothes line) 'Es 'ome, sir, but 'e's a-bed. Parson How is it he didn't come to church on Sunday? You know we must have our hearts in the right place. Mrs. Stubblns Lor, sir, 'is 'eart's all right. It's 'is trouziz! Punch. Distrust. It may be my intelligence ain't what it ought to be, But somehow human nature's most mysterious to me. It's got me fooled completely, when I see a solemn man . Rise up to advocate some glorious phll- antnropic plan . And then find out he had extensive in terests at stake An that lie s figured all the time on nrolits he miarht make. It gets me downright nervous; it is Hard to keep serene, A-llstenin' to what people say an' guessin" what they mean. It's hard to disregard the words whose steady rhythmic flow Stirs up your inmost feelings, Jes' like music sweet an slow: But I'm gettin' so suspicious that I merci sit an try To size the talker up an' catch a twin kle in his eye. I note the kind of clothes he wears, and If they're brushed with care The way he trims his whiskers and the way ne cuts nis hair. rve had hard work, but .'bout the toughest task I ve ever seen. Is listenin' to what people say an1 guessin' what they mean. -"-Washington Star, CURIOUS USES FOR WOOD. Ingenious Yankee and 'What He Wrought Out of Wasted Redwood Bark The giant sepuolas of California, thousands of years old, have ibeen pre served to this day because of their enormously thick bark. From time to time, in the course of ages, forest fires have swept through the big tree landR, destroying everything, yet only scorch ing for a couple of Inches' depth or so the almost fireproof bark- The flames, having carbonized that much of the bark, could penetrate no further, for the carbonized portion formed an ab solutely fireproof covering for the re mainder of the interior bark. In the felling of the giant 'redwoods for timber, tons upon tons of the foot thick bark would accumulate as a re sult of the cutting up of the giants. It was often found , seriously in the way, interfering with the removal of the logs otherwise it would have been allowed to remain on the ground until It rotted. So there was nothing to do tout burn the unsightly heaps. cue one aay many years ago a shrewd Connecticut Yankee named At kinson, a. woodturner by trade, began to think about this waste a bit during his prolonged residence in ' his new home on the Paclfio slope, True, the bark was too soft to make wooden nut megs out of, but it might do for some thing else. So he thought and thought and in the course of time had produced a whole variety of useful articles from the hitherto wasted bark; dubbed It "atklnsos," or vegetable asbestos, and made an honest living for years there from. The industry spread; and now redwood bark articles are in fact, al ways have been common property for anybody to make in the West or East. Almost all Pacific State homes have ex amples In their rooms of the useful articles made from this bark, of which there are two kinds, soft and hard. Some of these redwood 'bark articles are pin cushions, penwipers, table mats (for receiving hot plates), flatiron mats (to prevent scorching), bathroom non absorbent mats, fishing floats, tempos ary corks, life buoy filling, "cork" Jack. ets, cold storage Insulation, houBe sheathing insulation (will burn under great heat if attacked both sides, (but is about six times a more efficient heat insulator than woven asbestos); also coin mats, moisture proof match safes, bicycle handles, silk hat ibrushes, chair seat mats, sound deadening insulation, CSnlb $tlttr nr flirtni DUBgrsia a fjmmr that ignnotra nulling rUt. b- (Company I i w I ill mattress fillings,! cork carpet substi tutes and a variety of other uses. The bark is entirely odorless, of a rich brown color! ad is singularly non absorbent. A pjiece kept under water for a month wlin absorb no more moist ure than a piece of cork. It has a short, brittle, filire cork has no fibre whatever and is consequently not so liable to snap as is the Quercus suber. It lacks, however), the elasticity and lo cal toughness o,f cork and is slightly heavier in its specific gravity,, but is much more easily worked in manufac turing into articles.'.. Curious natural brushes are produced from one of th palmetto species on our Southern coasts. The "bristles" of the brush and the solid wood portion thereof are all cpe. No '.'coming out" complaint with these bristles. The brushes We made in two ways. The extreme roo of the tree is a mass of fibres. These :are cut off close to the trunk, which is sawed oft about an inch up, and the slab is cut up into simple brushes for the bath, toilet, hair, etc. Another couple of inches will be sawed off the trunk, well soaked and the pithy, wood jagged out from be tween the fibres by a crude kind of steel or jagged, comb. Once a pith is thoroughly dried and hard it will stand Immersion In hot ibath waters without softening. These curious natural made brushes are only locally Known, and are occa sionally sold to tourists. They are un known to commerce in the American brush trade. No attempt has ever been made to establish any industry in them. Yet they are possibly the longest lived brushes extant. A bath brush used for half a dozen years looked, true, as if it had had plenty of use, but was good enough or another half dozen years. The fibres and wood are of a bright sandy hue, and If kept clean almost preserve throughout their agreeably slight odor, reminding one of dried corn leaves. Scientiflo American. , FRENCH OFFICIAL BARBER. Perhaps the man most sought after by Journalists in Paris at the present moment is the jovial M. Emile Joussein, "ofllclal barber" to the Senate, who, at his very curious establishment in the Rue de Tournon, "shaves the Parll ment, smartens up the Sorbonne, and singes the Academy." The most cele brated and the most honerable heads are confided to his tonsorial care, and none is better Informed than he as to what goes on behind the scenes of the French Political stage. But although, in view of the approaching Presiden tial election, he has been solicited to deliver up what he knows, he refuses to reveal the secrets overheard by him. "No. sir. I am secret and taciturn.'' and he proceeds to floor his interlo cutor with a quotation from the Greek. For he knows Greek, does this doyen of barbers, and also Latin and old French. Among his clients M- Joussein cites with pride Vlctorien Sardou. On bis first professional Visit to the celebrated dramatist the door was opened to him by a clean shaven footman In velvet knee breeches, whom he ordered to In form Sardou of his arrival, adding "Make haste, my man, I'm In a hurry." "Alas," comically exclaims M. Joussein, "that clean shaven footman was Sar dou himself!" M, Joussein was the friend of Renan, whom he shaved on his death bed. Having finished his task, he turned and said, in the valedictory words of the priest, "Ite, mlssa est," thereupon drawing upon himself the charge of impiety. Zola, Octave Feuillet (who used to find fault with his democratic leanings), "Victor Cherbuliez' (who presented him wtih copies of all his works, each with a flattering dedication), were among his clients, and M. Chaumio, as minis ter of Public Instruction. Against M. Chaumle M- Joussein has a grudge. "For, says he. "while he was minister not onco did he confide his respectable head to my care- I suppose he was afraid that, had I once my razor on his throat. I might have compelled him him to crown me with the Academic palms." Which was indeed a probabil ity, for M. Chaumle may have had in mind the advertisement quoted above "singes the academy." "frlser" mean ing "to be on the point of attaining" as well as "to singe." London Chronicle. Th Tapertnl Walnt. producing th rounded waist line effect so fiopular with hose who fol low the latest Parlntnnntyle Strictly Tailor Hmlr, reducing the. Abdomen. Henry H ToM Bll-M. . jrork It. EJattla Blockings, The Horizontal Drop In prices of all sorts of goods used dur ing winter weather doesn't mean that prices were high, but it does mean that overstocked dealers and manufacturers want money to create new business. The manufacturers are letting us give our public great advantages. Come in and see them at once Car pets made and laid free If ordered this month; Crawford Ranges and Parlor Stoves. Furniture at Special Low Prices. EASY PAYMENTS IP YOTJ LIKE. P. i. Kelly &Go. Open Evenings except Tuesday and Thursday. 81T-823. GRAND AVENUE. 36-38 Church Street. CompressedAir Carpet Cleaning Works No. IN Court Street. Carpets called for and delivered. Carpets cleaned and laid, also made over, In fact everything; done in the Carpet line. All work satisfactorily Rnd promptly done. Telephone call, 1832-2. Girt ui ft call. I Do You Need Glasses? Come to us. We make all styles of eye glasses and spectacles. Our glasses are comfort able, stylish and reasonable in price. All the latest im proved methods for testing and no fee for examining the eyes. J. H. G. DURANT, JKWELKIl AND OFTICIAN 71 Church St. Op. P. O. GOLD NECKLACES Mounted with Pearls, fancy Sapphires, Peridot, Aqua Marines, Topaz and Ame thysts. From $16 to $38. GOLD BEADS Single Strands, Graduated Strand's, From $10 to $55. Monsoris Jewelry Store 857-859 Chapel St. Keep on Time. Crystal Clock with leather case for traveling. French movement Equally suited for dresser, desk, or traveling. Price, $5.00. WELLS & gunde; TO CHAT EL STREET, NEW HAVEN Selecting1 Your Gifts in Jewelry You Look for the most desirable, and th best in quality, at a reasonable price. KIRBY Has the selection to suit every purse. Here you can find suitable present from fifty cents to five hundred dol. , lars. Bracelets, Bead Necks, Brooches and Lockets have the call this year. Kirby & Son. 822 CHAPEL STREET. THERE is a differ ence in Tinware. The small boy whn sWai.. " " mvvui a ica his dog with tin pans doesn't appre ciate it half as much as his mother who decorates her kitchen with them. We know the difference and have made a point of buy ing only the best that can be bought. We have found other people who jporeclate good things. Do you? Everything that's good The assortment com pares with the quality ana tne prices com pared with tht quality in Tinware. are surprisingly ow. CHAPEL STREET A Tinny pry yy r S- I m w w STEINERTONE CONCERT Brilliant Hearing of Wonderful Pianoforte. Harmonie Hall, Wednesday Jan. 24 81IS P. M, Miss Edna Estelle Hall, Graduate Yale Mnsle School rind pu pil of Prof. S. S. Sanford, planlxte. MhsSarah Martin, . Contralto, United Church. PUBLIC CORDIALLY INVITED tickets Iree at Steinertone Piano Coiunnnri 106 Park street and at llnr iuonle Hall on evening; of concert. The object of this hearing Is to dem onatrnte the remarkable superiority of the Steinertone Piano over nil other makes In brilliancy of tonal effects, ra pidity and exqulsiteness of action and In durability and construction. Horse Clippers. We are equipped by special machine for sharpening clippers, and warrant work perfect. Saws repaired. Gen eral grinding. 181 St. John Street, op posite new engine house. JAMES BARNACLE. . COLD SNAP PREPARE KOAL KEEPS THE i F. GILBER T & CO., 65 Church St. Have you found . ( j The Eye Glass which fits your face and is worn with comfortT ' " Experience has taught us that no one form of patent nose-rim, guard or frame will fit every faoe, - " , It Is our policy to fit each customer with the frame best suited the Individual case. Our stock Includes all the popular nose pieces and frames and nearly every combination of lens, both plain and compound. Our workshop. Is on the premises. and every glass is adjusted by competent salesmen of experience. - Oculists prescriptions requiring speolal frames and lenses care fully fitted. , , . . Glasses readjusted without charge. ' E L WASHBURN & CO., 84 Church Street and 61-63 Center St., New Haven, PICTURE FRAME PROBLEMS. NEARLY everybody has them we solve them. There are so many things to consider when a picture is to be framed artistically where it Is to hang, the relation It will bear to other pictures on the same wall, etc., that exqerlence In these matters becomes aii impor tant factor. For more than a quarter century Picture Frame Problems has been one of our specialties, We give our best attention to all work, whether, a single pass-, partout or a heavy gold frame of special design is required. Visitors aJways welcome. F. W. TIERNAN & CO., 827 CHAPEL STREET. , NOTICE. A .n.nl.1 m.tHnff rf thn fit nolf Vl nlA- ers of the New Haven County National Bank will be held on the 15th day of February, 190, at ten o'clock In the corporation for the purpose of chang ing Article 0 ul me ArLimra ui .flam,- elation of said corporation so as lo read: 'The board of directors shall consist of not less than nine nor more than fifteen stockholders," Instead of as at prasent, me nosra or directors shall consist of nine stockholders," and to ratify and confirm the election of 1a.,am l.anf nr. aA at the. annual meeting of the stockholders held on January , A. H1SATOIN KUBUHXBUIN, F. S. PORTER, , r tt vt n xt w rTTT"ir"rirT yi Stockholders f the above named bank. January 13, laun. PORTRAITS AT HOME Easy to make with a KODAK By daylight or Flashlight We have the KODAKS, the Flashlight Materials and Books that will guide you to success. EVERYTHING OPTICAL. THE HARVEY & LEWIS CO. Opticians, 881 CHAPEL STREET, New Haven. $55 Main Street, Hartford. Philadelphia Dental Rooms, TSl CHAPEL STREET. Over Wm. Frank A Co's Store. Teeth Extracted Vlthemt Pii la Specialty. fc, D. HOKKS D All VICTOR TALKING MACHINES 1 OO DOWN WEEKLY. We carry all styles from $15 up. 7 in. Victor Records 50c, Reduced to 35c, 10 in. Vic tor Records $1-00, Reduced to 60c, 12 in. Victor Records $1.50' Reduced to $1.00. ' Call and hear the Victor. Store open evenings. A large stock of records to choose from. John . Bassett, Prop., B CHURCH STREET. LEOPOLD Builder Lemons aoiv booking Studio, 00 Insurance Building. REPORTED. FOR SAMEi 99 HOME WARM. Opposite P. Q. District of New Haven, ss. Probate court, January 22d, 1906. ESTATE OF STEPHEN Q. HUBBARD, late of New Haven, In said District jO G C Gfl-S 6 (3 The Administrator, having exhibited his administration account with the said estate to this Court for allowance, it is ' ORDERED That the 1st day of February, 1906, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at a Court of Probata to be held at New Haven, ' in said District, be and the same Is appointed for a hearing on the allowance of said ac count, and this Court directs that no tice of the time and place of saMcf hearing be given by publishing this order three times in some newspaper having a circulation in said Dlstrbt. Livingston W, Cleveland, Judge. j23 St. YALE THE HOST And New Haven will help her entertain. The finest of the Republic will be here. Ready for them ? We'll be ready for you it you are not. Chase&Co. ' SHIRTMAKERS. OPPOSITE VANDERBILT HAXIi Souvenir Post Cards, largest stock in City at ' J. A. McKee's, 930 Chapel Street.