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NEW HAVEN M0BND5Q JOURNAL AND COURIER. FRIDAY MAT 24 1907 $tz gmtrasil and tioxxxlzt THE CAnRIXGTOX PUBLISHING CO. - OFFICE, 400 STATIS STREET. NEW HAVER, CONW. THE OLDEST DAILY PAPER PUB- LISHED IN CONNECTICUT. ' Founded 1766. DELIVERED BY CARRIERS IN THE CITY, 12 CENTS A WEEK. 50 CENTS A MONTH, $3 FOR SIX MONTHS, it A YEAR. THE SAME TERMS BY MAIL. SINGLE COPIES. 2 CENTS. THE WEEKLY JOURNAL. iMned Tliuradn?, One Dollar a Year. a boar itio evert. Coming events cast their shadows tefore, and the adjournment of the legislature Is a coming event, as it has been for a Ions time. The shadow o It has become apparent In a resolu tion which passed both houses yester day. This makes the date of ad journment June 19, and as legislative resolutions sometimes mean what they aay perhaps we shall be justified in having faith In this one. But if it shouldn't happen to pan out the leg islature will surely adjourn sometime. "When It rains they say that if it doesn't stop it will be the first time It hasn't stopped, and if this leg islature doesn't adjourn it will be the first one that hasn't adjourned. Yale received Root with respect, but Kuroki with enthusiasm, says the Brooklyn Eagle. Kuroki was receiv ed with both respect and enthusiasm, ma Root would probably be In Japan. UNIFORM CUT CBABTEll. The General Assembly of 1905 created , a commission and charged it with -the Consideration of a proposal to have the State of Connecticut enact a uniform municipal charter, which all towns were at liberty to adopt but for which there should be no special substitute. The -commission was appointed and made representative of all of the cities of, the State. It is not a matter of record, we believe, that the full com mission ever met together, nor that oven a majority of them ever did. It is a matter of record, however, that the full commission has now reported unanimously to the legislature of 1907 adversely upon the proposition. The reasoning which has led to this conclusion is far from convincing. It rather Impresses one as a conclusion bom of an Indifference to the idea in stead of one reslstlessly borne in on the commission from facts which would pot efface themselves. The commis sion says in the Introductory section of their report, for example: "Any char ter which should embrace all the powers, duties and obligations now pert talning to municipal governments In this State would have to be expressed in the broadest general terms, leaving each city to exercise the powers there in conferred by ordinance in accord ance with its own specific needs." This, . the report says, would add to the vari- j , ety of the charters gather than lessen it. The purpose of the advocates of the uniform charter for Connecticut municipalities was not to deprive cities of such regulations for their lives as their necessities demanded, but having provided a skeleton for municipal or ganization, resembling in scope a State constitution, to relieve them of the "heed of running to the legislature every hme a special need of exclusive local importance presented Itself. Certain definite requirements were to be de manded of every town seeking a munici pal form of government, requirements already determined by experience, and after that each city was to be left to' govern itself. ' Provided the main fea tures of municipal organization are provided for, it is of no importance whatever what the variety of subordin ate rules and regulations Is. The rights of home rule are greater than those of political theorizing. We are at a loss to know what the commission means in leaning, for an excuse to extend Its adverse report, up on the purely imaginary argument, that because "each city in Connecticut has a character and genius of its own" and "has developed along lines which are but the expression of the needs, the environment and the industrial and so cial life of its citizens," such a uniform charter as we have described above "would change all this" and "force a new system upon auuh communities" and "be revolution ary." There is nothing whatever in a uniform charter that would disturb In the slightest degree the character and the genius of its people. While on the contrary it would be more likely to stimulate those excellent qualities by directing the citizens, who have been made to conform to the essentials of municipal organization, to govern themselves. The commission appears to be laboring under the misdirected misapprehension that the people of the cities of Connecticut are less capable of governing themselves than the rural members of the general assembly, who dwell under a uniform town govern ment, are of governing them from a distance. Nor Is it of the slightest consequence ' that the commission found a ' great variety In method among the cities of the state. The very idea of a uniform municipal charter was to introduce harmony of purpose among all so far as the funda mentals of local government are con cerned. The report of the commission fur ther says: "Experience In other juris dictions has demonstrated the fact that after charter provisions relating to cities have been made uniform by a general law, they do not long remain so," which may be accounted for, on the one hand, by the bad habit of leg islating specially, as is the practice In Connecticut, and, on the other hand, by the fact that in no single instance has such a uniform charter policy been tried as it was easily within the pow er of the state of Connecticut to In augurate and demonstrate the power of. We find it difficult to believe that the commission gave the subject other than unenthusiastlc consideration. And yet in our judgment nothing is surer among the achievements of the future than the enactment of such a law as we advocate. Disorderly principles are not always to be relied upon in organizing municipalities. They will either be abandoned or municipalities will be abandoned, and if It is the lat ter which are abandoned we shall then all be living under the uniform pro visions of a town government. In Indiana a woman has been sent to the insane asylum because she tried to buy out several shopkeepers. If she had only shopped she would have escaped. pjiopek roit xtw hatex. The Rochester Bar Association has just resolved that it records its em phatic disapproval of the active par ticipation of judges in the management of political parties and the selection of candidates for, public offices. It believes that the dignity, independence and good name of the Judiciary require that Judges refrain from holding member ship in political committees, from par ticipating as delegates or otherwise in the management of political conven tions, and from making partisan speeches In political campaigns. This resolution was offered as long ago as February 13, by ex-Deputy Attorney-General Slocum, and it was not adopted until after he had carefully ex plained that It didn't, mean anybody in the past or present, but was Intend ed to prevent evil In the future. This was being careful enough, and we do riot see wliy other Bar associations, in cluding the New Haven association, might not take similar careful action. PVBZIC VTIIIIIES ri gislattox. The public utilities bill, which has had the uncompromising support of "Governor Hughes of New York, yesterday passed the upper branch of the general assembly of that state and Is now in the hands of Mayor MeClel lan of New York for his approval. He is expected to veto it, but with the knowledge that the legislature will pass It over his disapproval, The gov ernor will Immediately sign it and then it will be a law. The Albany correspondents declare that it is the most revolutionary measure tfte New York legislature has passed' in many years, but obviously the accuracy of this assertion depends upon the meaning one attaches to the word revolutionary. Jn the language of a layman, the public utilities bill is an effort, conceived by a man whose purpose and sincerity are not ques tioned by the public service corpora tions, but whose judgment In this con nectlon is, on the part of the Empire state to fulfill its part of the contract understanding which exists always between the creator of corporations and the creatured corporations them selves. It is tardy legislation we will admit. Perhaps if it had been thought of before the misconduct of the public service creatures had made it clear that something "revolutionary" must be undertaken, there would have been no Governor Hughes and hence no de mand for the writing of his experience with them into terms of law. The proposed law Is a "bossy" one, and it had to be if the game is now to be played by immense combinations of capital as it should have been play ed from the first. If one will read the bill carefully In the light of written history, one may regret the necessity for the State government swinging "a big stick" of its own, and even see new dangers in this joint management of the business of public service cor porations, but lie will be unable to point out a single provision in the bill which has not its roots in saund busi ness principles. Had they been ob served, and had there accompanied the observation of them a sense of moral responsibility on the part of the man agements during all these years, the legislative outlook, under pressure of public opinion, would have been entire ly different. In other words, whatever one may think of the humiliating phases of legislation of this character, one cannot deny the logic of It. It is the economic revelation of the scrip tural Injunction that "the wages of sin is death." Professor Nichols, the astronomer, has a delicate instrument which meas ures very faint heat waves. Possibly it could have measured the heat waves of this May. AO ASMOn AGAIXST TATE. There is no armor against fate, says the poet, and the poet says truly. For instance, Lewis Wells of Providence met death, or was met by death, while driving on Scituate avenue In Cranston. A piece of granite weighing over ten pounds was hurled one thousand feet from a ledge which is being blasted on the Henry A. Knight farm and struck the man as he sat in his buggy, caus ing injuries which resulted in his death a little over half an hour later. James Ryan, an employe of Wells, who sat in the wagon with him, was uninjured, but Wells' time had come. The work men at the ledge ran down the road and stopped the wagon in which Wells was, and he waited, supposing himself to be beyond any possibility of .injury, as the blasting was so far away. The blast was set off and in a few seconds the heavy piece of granite came crash ing through a tree into the wagon, striking Wells In the right side, break ing his right arm and one rib. Wells was killed by a stone. Mrs. Charles B. Keeler, wife of a New Canaan (Connecticut) physician, was killed by cherry blossoms. She was out driving, a gust of wind caused a shower of cherry blossoms to fall upon her borse, and he bolted. Mrs. Keeler was thrown out of the carriage and died Ave minutes after she was picked up. Such is life, and death. And so we go on, not knowing. GOOD VOItK IX 1IIE 1 AST. Young man, If you would prosper don't go west. Go east until you get to Bowdoin college, and stop there. There you can, it appears, get an- ed ucation and money , too, both ' good things to have. The Bowdoin man agers have put out a' statement (Which Includes reports from 192 students res ident at the college, of whom 167 have earned part or all of their college ex penses. The amounts reported Include scholarships, prizes and the Income of the vacations. These 167 men earned In the year 1906-07 a total of $37,709.76, an average of $235. In the senior class twenty men earned in the year $5,870.26, the average being $233.51. These same men earned In their college course $18,015.99.' Thus there are at least twenty men In a single class who, In their four years at Bowdoin, earned sin average of. $902.34. One senior reports his earnings for each year as follows: $137, $264, $320, $549. Another, who re ceived no scholarships or prizes, re ports his earnings as $139, $359, $388, $488. Still another earned from $400 to $520 each year, working for a dally newspaper., This is a pretty good advertisement for Bowdoin. We suppose it could be matched by Yale, with much more in, the way of advertisement that Bowdoin can't produce. Every radical provision off our Con stitution," say the Oklahoma Demo crats, "Is supported by the public ut terances of the President." And the Republicans of Oklahoma think the Constitution is a pretty good one. So the President Is all right, as usual. A POSSIBILITY. It really begins to look as if there might be a "revision" of the tariff, though not such a revision aB will give much comfort to those who think in fant Industries can now take care of themselves. The view taken by Mr. James W. Van Cleave, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, Is perhaps both Inspired and inspiring. Anyhow, it is more moderate and rea sonable than the view of the stand-patters. He thinks the Republican party, in its convention of 1908, should pledge Itself, In case It carries the country In that year, to revise the tariff in an ex tra session to be called Immediately af ter the Inauguration of the President In 1909. A committee of intelligent, public spirited men, representing both parties and all sections, should be authorized by Congress and appointed by the President in 1908 to go over the entire tariff, schedule by schedule, and draw up a bill which would meet all the de mands of business at that time. The President inaugurated in 1909, assum ing that he is a Republican, should, as Mr. McKinley did In 1897, call Congress immediately into session, and that body, using the tariff commission's bill as a basis, should frame an act which would intelligently meet all legitimate demands. Thus, Mr. Van Cleave thinks, politics could be eliminated, and we could get a business and not a political tariff. He is probably mistaken about that. We should probably get a tariff in which there would be too much business and too much politics, but It might be an improvement on the present one. which needs improvement. 1 AX A31AZTXG DEBATE. If the press reports are accurate in tlwir description of the running debate In the State Senate Wednesday over the recommendation of the committee on contested elections that in the Ho-man-States contest the contestants be paid in excess of the amount provided for by law, it will pass into current history as the most amazing debate of the session. It provokes one to ask, if the State Senate can with impunity take the law into its own hands, after the manner of what the eclipsed crim inal lawyer from1 the Pacific coast would call "dementia Americana," why should not the rest of us? The recommendation of the commit tee was that Mr. States, who originally represented the Tenth senatorial dis trict in the State Senate, should be paid the sum of $375, and that Senator Homan be paid the sum of $762.06 for protecting his' rights in the hearing be fore the committee on contested elec tions and later in his defense against the onslaught of George L. Fox of this city. In the case of Mr. States, Senator Waller explained that all but $75 had gone to the attorney In the case. No explanation appears to have been given of the Homan items, but presumably they, too, concern legal charges. Sen ator Donovan called attention to the statute -which forbids an appropriation in excess of $100 for contested election cases and was supported in his logical theory that the Senate possessed no power to override the statutes by Sen ator McGovern of Hartford. Senator Potter was curious enough to ask what statutes were for unless to be obeyed, but Senator Walsh, the majority lead er, and Senator McNeil, whom Senator Donovan hailed as the next democratic nominee for governor, calmly asserted that the Senate had the power to set statutes aside and in this instance should do so. It was then done. The question involved here is not at all a question of the. worth of the ser vices given by the counsel engaged In these hearings, but is that of the right of the senate to act in disregard of the law of the commonwealth. It Is fair to assume that the lawyers, who ap peared In these cases, knew the limita tion set upon their fee by the State and must have at the time been satisfied with that remuneration, though if this ruling of the Senate Is correct it. will be a very fooiish lawyer In the future who works for other than a contingent fee with the legal limitation as a mini mum. Since the Senate can do what it likes, would It. not be simple justice Jor It to reimburse Mr. Fox, who took the course he did from the loftiest motives of citizenship. He, too, should be a ben eficiary of the Senate. A CHI FltJXG OVILOOK.. European peace may not be as Im possible as some of the cynics think and say it Is. " Sir Charles Dilke knows as much about International politics as anybody, and It Is well worth noticing that he thlnkjj that peace is going to prevail in Europe for many years. In a talk the other day he ridiculed the notion of a German editor that Great Britain designed an attack upon Ger many. The unpopularity of the Ger mans In England, he said, was a mat ter of feeling, of historic grudges, and of financial and commercial competi tion; but history showed that nations never made war for such trifles. Nor did he believe that Germany would make war upon England. The Eng lish were in possession of naval su premacy and would maintain it, what ever attempts might be made to de prive them of it., If the German em pire Increased the number of Its ships, England would do the same, indefinite ly. In view of the cost of her army, Germany could not hope to rival the English fleet. Sir Charles remarked that there had been no serious danger of a European conflagration since 1875, and he doubted whether even then there was actual ground for alarm. So with the Moroccan question. The French were greatly excited, but he thought they were mistaken in fearing hostilities. In reply to a suggestion that danger existed during the Boulanger period, Sir Charles exclaimed with a smile: "Boulanger, why he would have concluded a Franco-German alliance." If Europe can be peaceful for many years she may conclude that she can; be peaceful for the rest of the years. The Critic. A mud turtle sat on a stone In the sun, And blinked In a slow, stupid way; . A vnln little fly Came loitering by. He stopped on the same rock to say: "You're the ugliest creature that ever I saw; Toil are clumsy, and stupid and slow. And Just how you manage a living at all, Is a thing I should much like to , know." But the Kttle mud turtle spoke never a word As he sat in the sun on the stone; . He wearily blinked. Ho thought as he winked, That a wise fly would let him alone, But the fly had grown proud of his power to torment, And he buzzed at the mud turtle's head Till the turtle at last gave one short little snap, And the critical Insect was dead. It Is really too bad that the fly never knew That the turtle was wiser than he; For a creature that thinks As It winks and it blinks. May a dangerous enemy be, And because one can chatter, and buzz, and annov 'TIs no proof he Is clever or wise. He may do no more good than to serve as the food For the one. whom he feigns to de spise. -The Bohemian. CHEAP, EFFECTIVE, PALATABLE. HUNGARIAN NATURAL SATIXGS A SI) D )1XG S. Perhaps Boston wont stoop to resent the declaration of Rev. Dr. Goodspeed of Springfield, who says that Boston is the home of all religious fais, where drawing room butterflies, playing at Eastern mysticism, gather around some turbaned Swami who is laughing in his ,sleeve at his easy dupes. . There are some considerate robbers In Korea, according to the Korea Daily News, which says: A letter from the south says that a number of rob ber bands have posted notices beside the road saying that as the people are trying to pay off the public debt It Will be a 'shameful 'thing If etriy more rob bery is committed and they affirm that they will stop.. . Point Barrow, Alaska, Is Uncle Sam's farthest point north. A letter from Indianapolis to Point . Barrow goes first by train to Seattle; 2,500 milts; then by ocean steamer to Valr dez, 1,600 miles farther north and west; then by dog sleds, over Ice and snow, 2,700 miles more to the north and west. The letter travels In one direction 6, 800 miles, all the distance in American territory. On the anniversary of Norway's In dependence, May 17, 2,500 sons " and daughters of Norway met at Minne apolis and pledged themselves to raisj $1,000,COO to be given to the home coun try on the centennial anniversary1 in 1914. A committee was appointed to collect one dollar from each of the '1, 000,000 Norwegians living in America. One of the speakers stated that each of the million was earning on an aver age $500 a year and producing $500,000, 000 annually for America. On the coasts of Pomerania there are large tracts of sand, heaped up bythe wind, hundreds of yards In i breadth and from sixty to 120 feet high, and these hills, propelled by the wind, move steadily in an easterly direction. The speed at which these great hills travel is from thirty-nine to fifty-six feet a year. Pine woods, which some times come in their line of march, can not stop them and are completely de stroyed. The branches are rotted off by the sand and nothing is left of the trees but the bare stems, which after a few years wither and die. ' Ol'R CONTEMPORARIES. Representation ond Syntax In a Fatal Scrimmage, (Hartford Times.) The Codified constitution which the house of representatives unanimously approved on Tuesday - declares "that all men, when they fornv a social com-, pact, arc equal in rights" and at the same time it perpetuates a system of legislative representation under which a citizen of Union has 252 times as great a voting power In the house ' as a citizon of New Haven has. It preaches equality of rights and prac tices Inequality of rights. It uses the expression, "Neither the whole or the rart of one county," al though the grammarians tell us that the correlative of the word neither is nor and not or. In snlte of the grammatical lapses th-; syntax of the codified constitution 1h minerlor to its system of legislative apportionment. Can't See n Good Thing. (Waterbury Republican.) New Haven Is nothing if not ambi tious. Here we find the esteemed Jour nal and Courier actually bidding in be half of the city for one of the big na tional conventions. It is hardly to be imagined that the respective national committees of the big parties will bite very hard at the New Haven bdit, but assuredly all Connecticut will wish that they might. It would be breaking pre cedents and making history at a great rate it' a national convention were aetu ually to be held on Connecticut soil. But It isn't likely that even the fas cinations of the sound shore in sum mer time and the entrancing beauties Of Savin Rock, with its giddy whirl of gaieties, will tempt the men who pull the wires for the national politi cal organizations. The mid-west is far more likely to attract them this time. PASSED. ! i ','The up-State Senator claims to be opposed to the bill." "Then I'll vote for It." "Hold on. Maybe that's what he'a after," Louisville Courier-Journal. He once was making money; Much more than he could use. Detectives caught him at It, And now he's making shoes. Philadelphia Press. Important Patron (after describing the great advantages now enjoyed by children) I wish I were you children at school. (Pause; then ingratiating ly): Why do'I wish this?' Boy Please, sir, 'cos you've forgot all you ever knowed! Punch. "See here!" cried the boy's father, "If yoi don't behave I'll whip you." "I wlsht you would," replied the bad boy. "You do, eh?" "Yes, 'cause when It's all over ma will gimme some candy." Philadel phia Press. Wright I've tried everything, and my novels don't seem to sell. Penman Excuse me, but you have not tried everything. You know it is said that Dickens' novels sell four times better than during his life. Yonkers Statesman. "Pa," said little Willie, "the goose has a bigger bill than any other bird, hasn't it?" "Well, my son," replied pa, who had just received a statement for his lat est suit Of clothes, "I guess the tailor's goose has." Philadelphia Press. PURGATIVE WATER. The Todd Corset pos sesses the latest and best Ideas In corset fashion combined with v,maximum of comfort, and are absolutely hy gienic. Endorsed by physicians and dress makers everywhere. Strictly custom-made. Elastic Stockings, etc. Henry H. Todd SS2-2S4 YORK ST. Everything That Makes Music. PIANOS TUNED, PIANOS MOVED. The Largest Music House In Connecticut. CHARLES II. LOOMIS, , L00MIS' TEMPLE OF MUSIC, 837 Chapel Street. , MATIICSHEK and EMERSON PIANOS. BLAZERS AND PANAMAS The brief excursion of May weather into our Spring winter has revived the spir its of the Courageous. Our Panama hats have now ventured upon counters and some of them upon heads. The serious dwell er under the academic shades is as usual showing his faith in; the season somewhat ahead pf his fellows; but straw" hat time is here. 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