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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER., WEDNESDAY JULY 11 lyOO ItiE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. OFFICE 400 STATE STREET. NEW HAVEN, CONN. THE OLDEST DAILY PAPEB PUB LISHED IN CONNECTICUT. DELIVERED BY CARRIERS IN THE GITY, 12 CENTS A WEEK. BO CENTS A MONTH. $2 FOR SIX MONTHS. J6 A YEAR. THE SAME TERMS BY MAII SINGLE COPIES, 2 CENTS. THE WEEKLY JOURNAL, iMued Thursdays, One Dollar n Year. ADVERTISING RATES. Situations. Wants, Rents, and other mall advertisements, One Cent a Word each insertion. Five Cents a Word for a full week. Display advertisements, per inch, one Insertion, S1.20; each subsequent inser tion, 40 cents; one week, $3.20; one month, $10; one year, $40. An Orange (New Jersey) woman was using one of the telephones on a party line recently and became so interested in her conversation that she refused to let another person on the line break in to call a physician. As a result of the delay the Blcfc man died. Two Swiss contons prohibit the ad vertising and sale of patent medicines absolutely. In half a dozen cantons a permit to advertise and sell is needed, and this issues only after the medi cines have been submitted to the au thorities for examination and analysis. Some cantons reserve the right to make public the Ingredients of such preparations, tut this Is not done In Berne and Zeurich4 ', The studies of Dr. Ridley, of the (botanic gardens at Singapore, Indicate that winged seeds have a far narrower range of flight than do "powder" seeds and plumed seeds. The greatest, dis tarice traveled by the winged fruit of a forest, tree, observed by Dr. Ridley, was one hundred yards. Under the most favorable circumstances, he con eluded, it would take this plant one hundred years to spread three hundred yards and 1,500,000 years to spread from Malay peninsula to the Philippines, if a land connection existed. land that the days of the canal are drawing to a close. A scheme was laid recently before the royai commission on waterways providing for connecting the four great ports of London, Hull Bristol and Liverpool by canals. The route from Birmingham to Bristol would cost $3,400,000 and that from Bir mingham to Liverpool $11,100,000. The counties through which the proposed canals would pass produce yearly 129, 000,000 tons of minerals, and It Is hop ed that a part of this would be ship ped by water. A correspondent writing from Rome says that conditions in the Vatican are bad, because the Pope, though hon est, industrious and unselfish, and de Birous of doing the right thing, Is so changeable and yields so completely to the last adviser, that he can't be de pended upon. The last adviser is usu ally Cardinal Merry Del Val. But even he has the hardest time of all, because, just when things are supposed to be fixed, the Pope changes his mind. He writes: "Judging as an outsider, I should say that never was a square peg in such a round hole; never was a pure and saintly man in so false a po sition, not because a saintly and pious man should not be there, but because Giuseppe Sarto lacks those qualities which are imperative in a man who takes a commanding position. Had he remained patriarch of Venice the lack of them would not have been noticed; as Pope they are brought into bold re lief. And meanwhile the best of men is a martyr as well as a saint, and is slowly dyln'g of it." Work will now be possible on the naval colliers by virtue of the increase of the- limit of cost contained in the naval appropriation act. This increase allows an expenditure, of $1,550,000 on each collier, and the work will be done without further delay at the Mare Island Navy Yard. The machinery for the colliers is already under construc tion at New York. The colliers will not only carry coal to the slips away from the .base of supply, but will be designed so as to transport oil, which Is a material as much needed as fuel. Accommodations will also be provided for ammunition and other ordnance stores, and there will be some arrange ments for transporting to home ports the sick and wounded officers and men. This latter feature is an important one, and has long been urged as a pro vision which should be made -by the government, both in times of peace and war. The collier would make pe riodical trips from the home ports to the ships, and it is considered of im portance to have provision made for bringing back on occasion those who are disabled. SOME, ASD MOKE. Into each life some rain must fall. So says the poe-.. and the poet says truly. The poet might also have said that too much rain may fall into some lives. The lives that are lived around here are Just now feeling a little too damp. They had the some rain they were entitled to several days ago. Then they had some more, then much more, and yesterday more. What to day will bring forth nobody can tell Perhaps just a little sunshine, Nellie, and perhaps more rain. Whatever it is, let us take it as it comes, especially as we shall have to. But we can properly pity the sorrows o those who planned to turn the summer sunshine into gold. They are having a hard time of it. The summer resorts aren't resorted to with much enthusiasm, and whatever enthu siasm finds its way there Is apt to get dampened. So there is disappoint ment and gloom where gaiety should reign. And even the happy, happy farmer is not all smiles as he con templates the results of his highly spec. ulative performances. But courage all, and hope. Every cloud has a silver lining. There is sure to be a change, and by and by we shall be wishing that it wasn't quite so cold. THE VEMOCRA C Y. Awhile ago It was announced that the Democratic party in Connecticut was dead, and up to date there has been no contradiction of this announce ment and no news of a resurrection. But perhaps one or the other will come along by and by. Meanwhile what calls itself the Democratic party is showing signs of life in some of the States, and in two years from now there may be quite a parade, or a fun eral procession, or something. Just be fore Congress adjourned Representa tive Gaines of Tennessee did what he could to encourage tired Democrats iby reciting this poetic prediction of the time of the death of Democracy: When the lion eats grass like an ox, And the fishworm swallows the whale; When the terrapin knits woolen socks And the hare is outrun by the snail; When serpents walk upright like men, And doodle buns travel like frogs; When the grasshopper feeds on the hen, And feathers are round on nogs; When Thomas Cats swim in the air, And elephants roos,t upon trees; When Insects in summer are rare, And snuff never makes people sneeze; When the fish creep over dry land, And mules on velocipedes ride; When foxes lay egps In tho sand. And women in dress take no pride; When Dutchmen no longer drink beer, And girls (?et to preaching on time; When tho billy goat butts from the rear, And treason no longer Is crime. ' These are hopeful lines, and the De mocracy needs hope now. It may need more when Bryan gets home and be gins operations. r AID'S AjhSIXTIlE PROIST.EM. The cantonal government - of Vaud in Switzerland is trying to deal with the absinthe problem. It has passed a law prohibiting the sale of absinthe. There Is evident need of such a law. Crimes by aibslnthe drunkards were so frequent that the Swiss newspapers started a crusade against the sale of tho liquor, and obtained in a very short time over 100,000 signatures in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva alone to a petition urging tho government to suppress the distilleries and make the sale of the liquor unlawful. The crimes traced directly to absinthe drunkards were maiming of cattle, set ting fire to buildings, attempts at mur der and murder. Tho absinthe was made from chemicals and raw alcohol, and a large winoglassful was sold in small restaurants and In boozing kens for two cents. The drinkers were boys and girls, as well as men and women. It Is already evident that it is not going to be easy to stop the selling and drinking of absinthe in. Vaud. The owners of the Neuchatol distilleries have placed on the market ajlnthe bonbons. Four of them will make a drink when broken into a glass, and a special law will be required to prevent their sale. MORE PEACE TALK. Gentlemen continue to cry peace, One of the most notable speeches at the dinner which was given in London the other day by the Anglo-German Friendship Committee, headed by Lord Avebury, to the visiting German jour nalists, was by the well-known Theo dore Barth of Berlin. After a few con ventional sentences, he went on to say that the press of every civilized coun try was always in arms. The next conference in The Hague would treat tho difficult question of disarma ment, but it ought to begin with the disarmament of the press. That was not so easy as it seemed to be. A journalist was by na ture a fighting man. The influence of a writer went as far as he was read, The readers were, the masters of the writer; and many a writer found it more convenient to follow his masters than to educate tnem; to make con cessions to bad taste, sensations, and national prejudices than to pursue no bler aims, to elevate public feeling, to be just towards other nations, and not to be a flatterer of national vices. All nations were better than they were represented to be. Misunderstanding was the mother of suspicion, and chef reason of international quarrel, The mutual visits of representative Englishmen in Germany and repre sentative Germans in 'England would, he hoped, limit more and more the re gion of misunderstanding, They need not be blind to the real differences of national interests, but must get rid of the inveterate error that what one na tion gains is a loss for the other; that what One nation earns In commerce and industry on the world's market means' injury for the others. A com petitor was not necessarily an enemy. The world was wide enough for every legitimate ambition, tut in every na tion the civilizing forces were limited. It was absurd to misuse the limited forces for destruction; let them use them to .brighten the intellectual, mor al, and economic standard of their own nations and mankind. That was real patriotism. That's the way to talk. Perhaps it will sometime be the way to act. Feminine Call of the Wild. If you're waking, call me early, call me early, mother deur, For they are holding the midsummer sales, the feast time of the year, When you get the marked-down bar gains in the very latest styles Of goods and gowns and waists and hats oh, how they bring the smiles! My wardrobe is complete, you say? What need have I for more? Oh, mother, shall I sleep me on, and this chance at my door? Nay, never bid me heed it not that wild, hypnotic call For I'll get the best of the bargains, mother, I'll get the best of all! In early spring I joined a class a train ed gymnast to be! I learned by trick of eye and hand each clever chance to see; To an ex-pugilist of note I went with purpose grim, And how to box and wrestle, too, I painful learned of him; Then in the jiu-jitsu Jap art I took a thorough course, Till with my skill I could throw still a giant in his force; So I am ready now to shop in any crowded haul. For I'll try the flying wedge, mothor, and get the best of all. So if you're waking, call me early, call me early, mother dear; I want to get there soon enough to have my passage clear. I long to feel the fighting blood that from my sires came down, Rush through my veins in riot wild as I rend obstructing gown And crush tall hat, as I battle on with upper cut, and mow My way unto the counters with a solar plexus blow. And drag from other women's handf what they have snatched with gall For I'll beat them to a frazzle, mother, and I'll get the best of all! Baltimore American, ESCAPhS. She "So you have had a great many thrilling escapes?" He "Yes I am still bachelor." Detroit Free Press. Ethel "How long have the Newly- riches been in society?" Bob "From the way they play golf I should judge about two days-" Judge. Lola "Jack says I'm as pretty as I can be. Grace vveu, oi course n sn't your fault that you can't be pret tier." Chicago Dally News. He "Jawklns says he would rather be one than in unpleasant company. She "But the worst of his case is, he can't escape even then." Plck-Me-Up. "What wages do you pay, mum?" I'm willing to pay you whatever you are worth." "I've never worked for as little as that, mum. Good day to you." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mrs. Lakeside "Yes, I'm a bride, and feel as If I were in the seventh heaven." Mrs. Knlcker "What, have you been married six times before?'' Translated for Tales from Fliegende Blaetter. What caused the trouble between Blinkers and his wife?" "They got into a'row over an automobile." "I didn't know they owned one." "They didn't That's how the row started-" Minne apolis News. Lock-keeper (to bnld-headed oars man, hearing a squeaky rowiock ana looking out for a tip) 'Shall I put grease on your skull, sir? "Grease on my skull? No, thanks- I've tried everything." Punch. "You told me he was a good ladies' horse," angrily said tho man who had made the purchase. "He was," replied the deacon. "My wife owned him. and she's one of the ibest women I ever knew." Chicago Record-Herald. First Neighbor "The Snobsons over there on the corner are losing their money." Second Neighbor "How do you know?" First neighbor "Why, ihe- cause they've begun to bow lo all the neighbors, and they never noticed any one around here before." Detroit Free Press. "Tommy," said the teacher, re proachfully, "why didn't you take your hat off to me when you passed me yesterday?" "I didn't have me hat on, ma'am," replied the boy. "Don't tell me that. I saw you." "I know you seen me, but you didn't sea me hat. Dat wuz me brudder's hat I had on." Catholic Standard and Times. "I had a lovely Sunday," twittered Mrs. Jones on Monday "I went to church and heard the sweetest sermon 'twas about 'Strict Honesty in Little Things' it was so fine that it'll Remain within my memory forever, I've no doubt. And coming home a thing occurred that certainly did tickle Me half to death the street car man forgot to take my nickel." Cleveland Leader. POINTS ABOUT "TOTE." Though Scholars Have Argued, Its Ori gin Remains a Mystery. As for not less than a century and a century and a quarter the word "tote" has been the subject of controversy, perhaps you will permit me to state a" few facts not generally known, writes Albert Mathews to the Boston Tran script "Listener." In 1781 the Rev. John Witherspoon commented on, its use in the South. In 1S09 the editors of a Boston magazine stated their belief that "it is a native vulgarism of Massachusetts." in 1816 Noah Webster said he believed the word was "peculiar to the states where slavery prevails, and it is probably an African word." This is the first suggestion, so far as I know, of its negro origin. But Webster was in error in thinking that the word is or was peculiar to the slave states. When that extremely unpopular gover nor of Massachusetts, Sir Francis Ber nard, left Boston to return to England in 1769, it was stated in a Boston news paper that "the Baronet sneaked down to Castle William, where he lay that night, and the next Morning he toated on board the Rippon, in a Canoe, or Tomcod Catcher, or some other small Boat." As long ago as 1857 Thoreau spoke of a "tote road" in Main, and in 1S76 it ocurred to Whittler that the Emperor Dom Pedro, of Brazil, would like be ing a guest of the Atlantic Club "bet ter than being toted about, looking at Boston public buildings." Here then, is proof that for a hundred and thirty-seven years the word has been used in New England in a mean ind different from that which Caswell A. Mayo regards as its only possible meaning. Where literary usages are concerned, it is well not to be too dog matic. Still, tho word before its earliest appearance in New England. In 1677 Major Robert Beverley, of Virginia, was complained against because he commanded certain men "to go to work, fall trees and mawl and toat railes." In 1G97 the word turned up in Maryland, a certain person stating that he was told by a negro that three In dians "were .lodged in, the lapp of a tree from whence he was toting fa nee Railes." Now a word as to Its origin. In 1894, William G. Brown, the Southern his torian, asserted that the word was us ed in Middle England, Southern York shire and Lincolnshire, in exactly the same way that it is used in Eastern Virginia." Unfortunately Mr. Brown gave no proof. Two years ago Professor Shoat advised an American to wait un til the completion of the "English Dia lect Dictionary," when he would "be able to ascertain tho facts as to distri bution" of the word. Well, since then the "English Diak'ct Dictionary" has been completed, and the word tote is not in it! This total inability of any one to un earth a single English example doe3 not augur well for its English origin. As to its alleged negro origin, the "Century Dictionary" argues that there is in English no known Instance of a negro word used as a verb. In 1804 P. A. Bruce, the historian or Virginia, re marked that the smallncss of the ne gro population in 1G77 would render improbable tho supposition which has sometimes been advanced that the word had its origin with tho negro race in this country." Mr. Mayo says that the word "Is, I believe, of Ashantee ori gin." It would bo interesting to know how an Ashantee got to this country as early as 1677. The long and short of it is that we know as much or as lit tleabout the origin of the word in 1906 as did the president ofthe College of New Jersey in 1781. TACTICS OF ZULUS IN WAR. Their Crescent Formation Adopted by tho British Against the Boers. Once more the rising of some of the Natal natlvos has turned mens thoughts to the famous Zulu tactics. In the minds of inost these are associated with the name of Tyaka, the ruthless Zulu conqueror, who welded Into the stock of the Amazulu, the people of the heavens, all tho young men of the various tribes he conquered, incorporat ing them Into regiments and thus build lng up a powerful military nation. Yet It was to Glnglslwayo the Wanderer that the inception was due. This man the son of the chief of the Umtetwa, was driven into e-xilo in consequence of an abortive plot to seize the reins of power. : During that exile he lived in Cnpe Colony and saw tho military methods of the British. With instinctive gen ius he saw how the idea could bo ad apted to his own nation and on his re turn and accession to the chieftainship, he divided his people Into regiments, distinguishing them by names and by a special color of shield for each regi ment, though for a time thoy retained the umkonto or throwing assegai as their chief weapon. 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The peculiarity of the Zulu tactics has earned it the name of the crecent formation for atack and it is note worthy that, broadly speaking, it was the method employed by the Boers in their invasion of Natal and adopted by Lord Roberts In his advance through Orange River Colony, and it was the fear of its success which kept the Boers continually on the run. The best thing with which to compare it is the head of the stag-headed beetle. Horns are thrown out widely on either flnak, while the main body forms the head itself. From the main body a small force is detached to engage the enemy while the horns creep around the. flanks. This force in the days of Tyaka was frequently dispatched with the com mand: "Go, sonB of Zulu, go and re turn no more," and death a,t the hands of their fellows was the fate of those who returned. 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