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KEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, MONDAY MAT in 1907
M ATTRESSES SEE OURS! Fop one week we offer a full sized Mattress for Just g:ive us the chance. Jot down your needs. Come here and learn for yourself that we sell the best, reliable Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, etc., on installments at prices others are asking for cash. We give a discount for cash, that makes our prices lower than the lowest. Everything on two large floors, marked in plain figures. No elevators to bother with. Go the rounds and shop. Come here when you are tired, where you can rest while you shop. The easiest place to shop in the city; 68 feet front, 100 feet deep; the largest in New Havon. It costs you nothing to inves tigate. You are cordially invited to call. DO IT NOW! We recane chairs and make over mattresses. The H. i. BDLLARD CO , 54-56-58-60 Orange Street. ANCIENT CUBAN TOWN. PRES. CISNEROS' HOME Contains Modern Hotel and Peculiar Checkerboard Church Camaguey, situated very near the center of the island, 345 miles from Ha vana by railroad, and the capital of the province of Puerto Principe, is one of the oldest and quaintest towns in Cuba and has always been celebrated for its opposition to Spanish authority. It boasts the finest climate in .Cuba; some of its proud citizens go still farther and insist that it has the finest climate in the world. The temperature seldom varies winter and, summer more than four or five degrees, 70 fahrenheit at midnight and 80 at noonday, with a cool breeze always bjowlng from the ocean, which is forty-three miles in one direction and about the same dis tance in the other. It Is an ideal place for 'a lazy man to spend the winter, and, thanks to Sir William "Van Home, Camaguey has the best hotel In Cuba, and the only one that I have found where a tired traveler may lay his limbs upon a hair mattress and his head upon a pillow of feathers. At pther hotels the beds are entirely with out mattresses. They spread a com fortable or a blanket over woven wire springs and expect you to lie opon that. When you get up in the morning your skin is covered with marks, show ing the meshes of the wire and your neck aches from long contact with a pfllo'w mafle'bf wool stuffed into a large sausage-skin so hard that you could not make a dent In it with a sledge hammer. At Camaguey, however, you can get real comfort and you will hate to leave the hotel when it Is time to go. It is a monstrous building, originally ft monastery and later a cavalry bar racks, and under the surface of the courtyard is a cistern that contains several million gallons of water intend ed, for the use of the garrison in case of a siege. There is noth'ng to do in Camaguey, however, but to watch the band. play. The roads are too rough for automobillng, and too dusty for driving or riding. Sir William might have made a tennis court and provided golf links for 'his gue3ts, and probably will do so in time, when the hotel be comes better known, and the patronage increases. At present most of the pa trons are officers of the Seventeenth In fantry and their families. There are a few railroad men, for Camaguey is ,the headquarters of the Cuba. Railroad .company, and also of the speculators in Cuban lands. Several, amiable agents from Chicago may be found here, who will sell you anything they have and find you anything you want. Colonel Van Orsdale of the Seventeenth Infantry, a modest as well as model soldier, is in command of a fine camp. His officers and men have done credit to their country. They not only have the friendship of the people, but are Very popular among them, and every body will regret to have the Seven teenth Infantry ordered away. Puerto Principe, as a province, and the people of Camaguey in particular, have always been opposed to Spain. This city has been a hotbed of revo lution and during the recent war was THE NERVES ARE ROBBED BY COFFEE Think It over. POSTUM Makes Red Blood. "There's a Reason" the headquarters of the revolutionary government, of which Salvador Clsner-os-Betancourt, Marquis of Santa Lucia, was the president. Mr. Clsneros was born here, but he was educated In the United States. He was appointed pres ident of the republic of Cuba during the ten years' war, from 186S to 1878, and made a treaty with the Spanish government under which the revolu tionists agreed to lay down their arms provided Cuba was given autonomy, but the Spaniards, as usual, violated their promise. Mr. Clsneros went Into exile In New York, became a citizen of the United States, and did not re turn until the next revolution in 1895, when he was again elected president. He Is now residing here and represents this state in the Cuban senate. Mr. Clsneros is not a partisan. Like former President Palmer, he belongs to neither party, and is always inde pendent, voting first with one and then with the other, as he approves or dis approves their particular measures Or general policy. He was opposed to the recent revolution of last August. He declared that no complaint the liberals might make, no reason they might of fer, was big enough to justify the Cuban people In taking up arms against their own government. He will not discuss the political situation for publication at present. He says that the time has not come for him to speak. He will have something to say later, but thinks that his words would be wasted now. I was therefore unable to obtain an opinion from him concern ing the proposition for a protectorate by the United States or as to the neces sity of prolonging the present occupa tion. It is quite interesting, however, to see the reverence with which "Presi dent Clsneros" Is regarded by the peo ple. They never call him by the title he has inherited from his ancestors. The Marquis of Santa Lucia is prac tically unknown in these parts, but "President Clsneros" is the first citizen of the province of Puerto Principe. The streets are narrow and crooked, like those of Boston, The houses are ugly and unprepossessing from the ex terior, but within they are extensive and attractive and are built around picturesque courts filled with fountains and flowers. The exterior walls are painted in bright colors. The house of the governor is startling in brilliant scarlet, with trimmings of green, which Mr. Hanson, the United States consu lar agent at Neuvltas, told me was in tended to frighten the people, but they do not seem to be very much terrified. There is a park, a botanical garden and several quaint old churches. One of which has recently been painted in yel low and black squares like a checker board, which gives it a most extraordi nary appearance. A brand-new Metho dist church, built in modern style, occu pies a conspicuous corner In the center of the town and has attracted much .nterest. It has a large attendance and a membership of eighty Cubans, all of whom are converts. There Is also an American Methodist church with about forty members. The Baptists have a church and school here also. About 300 years ago ten families of noble birth came from Spain and set tled upon vasts tracts of land which had been granted them in this vicinity by the crown.: They have since con trolled affairs. They have intermarried and raised large families and have populated the country. Their children have been educated In the United States and have been taught the bles sings of liberty, which made revolu tionists of them during the period of Spanish domination. The aristocrats of Santiago sent their children to France. Those of Santa Clara sent theirs to Spain and Germany. The children of Havana, Matanzas and Plnar del Rio went to Spain, and you can trace influence of the environment of their education in their character and their conduct. Since independence very few Cubans have gone to Europe for education. The United States Is re ceiving nearly all of them now. Even the most uncompromising Spaniards now send their sons to New York and their daughters to convents on Long Island and in New Jersey. The ten great families of Puerto Principe, the Agramontes, the Betancourts, the Crfs tillos, the Clsneros and the rest, are still planting sugar and raising cattle in this province, but the big estates have been divided among their descen dants. Every other man you meet bears one of their honored names, and it is a proverb that no one can throw a stone in Camaguey without hitting a relative. W. E. Curtis in Chicago Record-Herald. Don't miss our sale of antiques. Y. M. C. A. building. CLARK:, BOWDITCH & EDGERLT. STATES VS. THE NATION Too Much Talk of Rights and Too Little About Re sponsibilities. A Chicago newspaper thinks that "so long as we cling blindly, fatuously to the distorted theory of states' rights, so long will the evils which Roosevelt, Beveridge and others are striving to correct, remain." Those persons who are clinging "blindly" and "fatuously" to a distorted theory of state rights may pick up the chal lenge and make the best fight they can. It is well, however, for all those who care to consider the subject with reason and with candor that there may be theories of state rights which are not "distorted," and to which blindness and fatuousness of attach ment are not common. We think there is far too much talk about state "rights" on one side and on the other, and not half enough about state re sponsibilities, particularly in the light that state responsibilities are not the obligatfbns of some yague and far-off entity, but the responsibilities of the people, and of the individual people. For example, we find a New England exchange, which discourses as if it had a brief for the nation In the suit of Nation vs. State, declaring that "If the states are to enjoy the respect they once had they must prove more ef ficient than they have in dealing with the problems of the day." We should like to ask what this newspaper means by the states, and by the 'respect which the states once had. What does it un derstand by the states? Certain tracts of land, marked off by boundary posts from certain other tracts of land, and divided Into sections which are called counties and cities and towns? Or does it means the people who live within that area, and who by their votes and their acts and their daily lives deter mine principles and policies of govern ment? Because if the latter meaning is adopted and we do not see how any other meaning can be the charge is reduced to an accusation that the peo ple are lacking in efficiency to correct evils, and even In a desire for correc tion. That Is about what most of the criticism of the states, In this contro versy over state rights and powers and national rights and powers amount to. And a logical following out of the con tention is In the absurdity that while the people in their capacity as mem bers of the states cannot be trusted to correct wrongs, In their capacity as members of the nation they will be ac tive, alert, vigorous and successful in the very same task. All this fallacy, we think, comes out of the continual insistence on "rights" and continual ignoring of the far more important fact that responsibilities are vital, and that both state and national responsi bilities In the last analysis mean in dividual responsibilities. If the people of a state, or of 20 states, face to face with an abuse, do not reform it, or at least sincerely try to reform It, we can see no reason whatever to suppose that they will be any more eager or any more efficient as the people of a nation. As to precisely what affairs the state organizations of the people shall ad minister and precisely what affairs the national administration Shall adminis ter, we do not see that there is need of an emotional cult on either side. The practical view Is that which was taken by the founders of the government, that some things can be better done by the people as towns', some by the peo ple as counties; some by the people as states, and some by the people as a nation. They devised a working scheme which seemed to them In their time best. Naturally, changed conditions must involve changes In the scheme; but no scheme Is sacred, and no mere scheme has the right to be elevated In to a dogma, to be supported by rhetor ical fulminations. This Is true, even of those contestants who range them selves as champions of the state Or the nation respectively. State and nation are only mechanisms through which the people express their will. But hav ing the power to express their will through these organizations, the re sults of this expression are determined. not by their rights, but by the manner in which they exercise their responsi bilities. We do not believe they can shirk or misuse their responsibilities In the states and at the same time be true to their obligations in the nation. New Bedford Standard. 1 Dor.'t miss our sale of antiques. Y M. C. A. building. CLARK, BOWDITCH & EDGERLY. Starr of n Good Blslinn. Middletown's old blue law Sunday, under Major Fisher's orders, reminds one of the story told by a local official, who at the time was a member of the choir of Holy Trinity church. One Sunday morning, when the weather was disagreeable and the ray of hope was not imprinted on the face of the choir members, the late Bishop Williams, who was loved by all who knew him, entered the church, ani was quick to note that the singers were inclined to be a little gloomy. The good bishop asked what was the mat ter, and said he would-tell them a story to cheer up the gloomy feeling. The bishop went on, and stated that he was called into the country to pre side at a service one Sun lay morning, and that he was conveyed in a carriage to his destination. On the way he no ticed S3me small boys fishing from a bridge, and the thought entered his mind that he would stop and remon strate with the boys for fishing on Sun day. On second thought the bishop de cided that he would pass on and let the incident go unnoticed. The bishop, however, did finally stop, and asked the boys if they did not know that it was wrong to go fishing on Sunday. The defense of the boys was not readily put forth by their spokesman, and the good bishop, all this time had his eyes forgetting his priestly office for the moment on one of the corks attached to a fish line. The cork played up and down with the ripple of the water, anl the small boy had his attention drawn to this bishop. All at once the cork disappeared from the surface, and the good bishpp called out to the little fish erman that e had a bite, and added with considerable vim, "Pull In, pull in!" The bishop often told this story, and when he related It to the choir, the downcast look which the gloomy weather had caused to overcome each face changed su'enly, and each counte nance was wreathed, in smiles. MANY WOHJIDE GOAT MYSTERIES REVEALED Hundred and Fifty Initiated Into Auxiliary No. 12, A. O. K. Auxiliary No. 12, A. O. H., assisted by the degree team of auxiliary No. 15 of Meriden initiated 150 candidates into auxiliary No. 12 yesterday afternoon at Music hall, making this auxiliary the largest In existence In the United States. Over one thousand members of the various auxiliaries throughout the state attended the initiation. A unique feature of the afternoon was the presence of a large white Angora goat brought from Meriden for the occasion. This was the first time a real goat has been used at any of the meetings in this city. The goat is pwned by jeweler Weber of Meriden. The Meriden auxiliary was well rep resented by a degree team of forty, and a choir of twenty-five members. This choir was a fine feature. Under the direction of Mary E. O'Connell they sang exceptionally well, forming a very interesting part of the programme. All have cultivated voices. The first, second and third degrees were exemplified In splendid style due to the efficient work of Mrs. John J. Carroll, and also of the Meriden degree team. The. members of this team are Mary E. O'Donnell, chairman, Mrs. Maud Hackett, Mamie Callahan, LUlie Meehan, Francis ' O'Brien, Margaret Courtney, Katherine O'Brien, Margaret Coin, Mamie Dalton. Katherine Cody, Susie Smith, and Nora Doohan, assisted by about twenty other members. The initiation started about 10 o'clock. The members of the brother auxiliary, A. O. H., were allowed to be present at the initiation. This is the first time the men have ever been al lowed In the meeting of the women. After the Initiation a sumptuous bsnquet was served. The local auxil larj certainly did Itself -justice In tho arrangements. The out of town mem ber. unanimously expressed their sin cere appreciation of the work due by the Now Haven people for the out-of-town members. The feast lasted until about 7 o'clock when the members were called from their banqueting to hear Miss Charlotte W. Holloway, the na tional lecturer of the association. Miss Holloway In every manner exhibited her splendid and renowned eloquence as a speaker. Her theme was "The Irish; Their Aim, and Their Remark able Advancement In This Orstanlza tlcon.'' Her address was splendid, and she was greatly applauded at the close of her speech. 1 At the close of Miss Holloway's speech Mrs. John J. Carroll responded. She expressed her opinion ns being paralleled to those of Miss Holloway, that the advancement of the Irish as shown In the A. O. H. organization was keenly felt by' all. She alluded to the aim, object and prosperity of the asso ciation. ; -; ; Mrs. Carroll especially received great praise for her efficient and remarkable work. She entered her office In the local auxiliary on January 1 with one object and aim in view that is, to make her organization the largest and best In the United States.. Last nUht she was congratulated on all sides in hntlnz completed and fulfilled her de sire and motive. The visiting members of the A. O. H. left on the 8:02 train last evening for their respective homes. Two special cars had been used in their coming to this city and they were awaiting the party on their departure. The Angora goat, the Interesting and special feat ure of tho grand event, was with the members on the train both coming and going. It caused considerable attention anci afforded unusual pleasure to the perty as a co-passenger. Don't miss our sale of antiques. Y. M. C. A. building. CLARK, BOWDITCH & EDGERLY. A Trniiiier'n F.nilurnnce. One night in February the public room of the hotel at Indian lake, in the Allrondacks, was filled with men who had stopped in on their way home to warm up for the murcury was dropping, ever dropping toward the 30 degrees below mark when the tele phone bell rang and our driver took down 'the receiver and talked awhile with some one at tt village twenty miles away, then announced that , a well known traper had probably been frozen to death. Comments on the rumor, and on the man, ran around the room until the men, one by one, put on their heavy mittens and took their departure. Next morning the mercury was below 30 de grees anl a keen wind cut our faces as we drove across the cleared hills toward Cedar river. At Pelon's camp on the Flow we stopped at noon, and from him learned that the report was not true, though it came very close to the fact. Early that morning Pelon, who had been called up by telephone, put on his snowshoes and followel .the road to the place where the trapper had left the log-sled on which he had ridden that far with his outfit of traps, bedding and "booze." The latter he carriel In a bottle, with a much larger quantity under his own skin, and when he started Into the woods, as the driver stated, he apparently "didn't care whether schol kept or not." His trail was plain, though exceedingly crooked, anl Pelon followed It with all haste possible until he came to a rifle standing barrel down alongside the trapper's trail. Further on a snow shoe stood upright, then the other one. Beyond the trail showed where the man had floundered helplessly in the three feet of dry snow and here and there were portions of his outfit. Not far beyond Pelon found un der a balsam fir, only half covered by his blankets, fully dressed, sound asleep and snoring as regularly as though a roaring fire was comforting him instead of the bitter coll. Despite his exposure the old trapper was none the worse for his experience, and after kind-hearted tPelon had help ed him collect his outfit he went on toward his camp in the deep forest as If "lying out" all night were a mere incident In his life of hardship. Forest and Stream. FEWER BIBLE-LIVES. Influence of the Bible Less a Factor in Life To-day. An incisive preacher, who has the gift of stating familiar truths in a way that makes them memorable, says that, while he is interested in the people who made the Bible, he is more Interested in the people whom the Bible makes, for they show the fibre and genius of Scripture as no verbal exegesis can do. What new dignity and significance such a thought as $iis lends to the life of the average, humble Christian, the man or woman whose daily thought and conduct are shaped by the Word of God! One sincere, consecrated, fruit ful Bible life is worth more than all the science of Bible-building, all the theories and all the theological contro versies that have grown up about the Book itself.. The life is the essential thing, the ultimate thing; ,lt Is the fruit of the Book. All Scripture and all in terpretations of Scripture exist for the Hfe's'sake only. That is the vital thing. If the Word results In the life, its purpose Is accomplished. How the life is male is of more account than how the Book was built. In this age of scientific study of the Bible, this age of criticism, and analy sis, and new forms of exegesis, we are gradually losing the conception of the all-importance of the life that the Bible makes, the Individual Christian life founded upon the fundamental verities of the Word of God. While we are pull ing to pieces the flowers of Bible liter ature, to see what is in them, we are destroying the fruit of the book. You cannot analyze an apple blossom with out destroying an apple. That is the practical result of carrying Bible study too far. In the days when sainthood was of more account than scholarship, there were multitudes of Bible lives In the world. Multitudes of consecrated souls found their daily meat and drink in God's word. Millions of Sevout Chris tians were brought up to believe the Bible the all-sufficient and all-necessary guide of life and conduct. But the childlike faith and simplicity of the old days are passing, and now adays we find fewer and fewer Bible lives of the earlier type lives wholly stayed upon the word of God, nourish ed upon it, as the grass is nourished by the sun and the rain. Someone has recently ventured the statement that . "the average Christian dies not open his Bible oftener than once a nnr.'h.'' Of course this statement ii unwarrant ed and its implication extreme; but we must admit that there is a sad falling off In the reading of the Bible for dally admonition and strengthening. Chris tians are losing ,the old belief in the vital connection between the Book and the life. We do not feed upon the Bi ble as older generations did, finding therein the soul's dally sustenance and. stimulus. The beautiful type of the Christian life, sustained, Inspired, up lifted, solaced by constant communion with Ood through His Word, Is no longer the most familiar type. There are still Bible lives In the worH, thous ands upon1 thousands of them, no doubt, but we do not find them in every Christian household as of old. Already the picture of the saint with the Bible In lap has something of the winsome remoteness of "chimney cor ner days." it seems apart from pres ent materialism and modern methods; It is bathed In the Idealism of the past. To us there seems something Infinite ly sad In this modern divorcing of the Book from the life. The Christian, try ing to live without the Word of God, Is like the branch trying to live with out the vine. "If a man abide not In me," said Christ, "he Is cast forth as a branch and Is withered. . . . If ye abide In me and my words abide In you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you." Did not our Lord foresee the time when men would seek to abide apart from him, by abandoning his word as the daily rule of life and conduct? Did he not know that the day would come when some of his children would seek spiritual strength and refreshment at the sources of their own finite knowl edge? Let It not be said of us that we have departed from God's Word, to seek the peace that passeth under standing elsewhere. ZIon's Herald. Don't miss our sale of antiques. Y. M. C. A. building. CLARK, BOWDITCH & EDGERLY. Ol'R ORGANIZATIONS. AmerlcnnN Are Great "Joiners" The Jinny Societies Ilnve n Beneficial In fluence A Good Joiner 'Is a Good Citizen. Americans have a genius for organ ization. We are a nation of "Joiners.'' In no other country are there so many associations social, . literary, beneficial or simply spectacular. The man who is not a member of some lodge, conclave or order, or at least of agenealoglcal or patriotic society, is eccentric. . The Thaw jury, It is said, have organized for further reunions, the latest example of the disposition of Americans to form a fellowship or fra ternity on the simplest pretext. In Chi cago there is a flourishing society of the Sons of Massachusetts, and doubt less the Sons of Illinois are well or ganized in Boston. The list of patri otic clans Is Imposing. One must be singularly bereft of a distinguished an cestor somewhere along the genealogi cal Una if one cannot become a his toric son or daughter of some sort. In the last resort an association might be devised, the membership to be com posed of those who do not belong: to any other brotherhood, so that there may be a raternal refuge for every body. The Innocent love of distinction which the philosophers say is insep arable from humanity finds full grati fication in the multitude of guilds, open or secret. One may not be able to win a high place in the nolitical arena, but in the fraternities there are enoueh offices to go round, and favors are distributed Impartially. It would be doing an Injustice, however, to these institutions to say that they minister soley to these vanities. Many of them are highly educative. They have become the substitutes for the debating society which once flourished throughout the country. Many of the skilled parliamentarians of the day took the first lessons in their art in some little assembly .of their order. The insurance and beneficial features TEN Men's Russia Calf Tennis Laca Bals, Heavy Red Rubber Soles, n - - - $5.()0 Men's Russia Calf Tennis Oxfords, Heavy ' t Red Rubber Soles, - - - $400 Men's White Canvas Tennis Oxfords, - - $3.50 Women's Russia Calf Tennis Oxfords, Heavy Red Soles, - - - - - - .,- $3,56, women's White Canvas Tennis Oxfords, - $3.00 Women's White Buck Tennis Oxfords, - - $5.0 0 Men's, Women's, Misses' Children's, Boy's Youths ' and Little Men's Sneakers, White and Tan ' $1.25, $1.15, $1.00, 90o. ONLY GOOD SHOES. The New Haven Shoe Company 842 arid 846 Chapel Street. . S332S3252 D, M. WELCH & SON Offer French Peas , A bargain lot at 12, 15 and 20c. , Value not equalled for the mon-' ey elsewhere,' ' i , Baked Beans We have Baked Beans in large cans at 7c can, 4 cans for 25c, and the quality equals those sold for twice the money. The New Breakfast Cereal Wheat Berries (puffed and baked), 10a per package. Fresh Poultry 1 ' We have fancy young-Heri Turkeys, Chicken and Fowl; prices very reasonable. All sold full-dressed, f Ripe Pineapples Coming very nice now; a good substitute for Strawberries. California Oranges Some very nice eating fruit, from 10c dozen up. D. M. WELCH & SON, 28-30 CONGRESS AVENUE PAIR HAVEW At Your GnzmffG$od For GSBwfedChildreis? Delicious -Fresh-Crisp and Nutfrsrious. mr.inii of many of the fraternal societies are teaching lessons in thrift which con tribute mirhtily to the general pros perity. The college fraternities have accom plished much In keeping alive the uni versity spirit among graduates during their lives. The patriotic and genealog ical societies have greatly stimulated historical research, and are keeping the memory of worthy ancestors green. Jefferson, who had an opinion about everything, says In one of his letters that he was convinced that our hap piness requires that we should mix with the World, and without society to their taste men are never contented. The vast number of organizations In which the social instinct enters repre sent the desire of men and women to find congenial associations. In highly civilized communities the tendency to social organization Is very marked. It ha3 Its excesses, abuses and frivolities, but as a rule the individual who is a good "joiner" is a good citizen, with the brotherly feeling well developed. Philadelphia Public Ledger. Don't miss our sale of antiques. T. M. C. A. building. CLARK, BOWDITCH & EDGERLY. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Hie Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature "fl V - . v: WIS SHOES. . WEST HAVEN ft S. S. ADAMS STATE AND COURT STS. New Made Tub Butter, Fresh from the CHurn, 30c lb. Gold Medal Print Butter, 31c. Coffee Reputation-Crimson Coffee has a good repu tation, always relia ble, 25c lb. Good Drinking Coffee, sold in the bean, ground while you wait, 17c lb. Two Telephones. Call 1200. S. S. ADAMS.' COKjriO STATE and COUnT STREET. 399 Howard Ave. BOO Hownrd Ave. 715 Urand Ara. 250 Dnvcuport At 135 l.lojrd Street. 1 7 SbiltOB Av. i CASTOXIIA. ' Bear, ft. Tha Kfifl Yea Have Aiwrs Bougt o: 40,"