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NEW HAVEN MOBOTKfl JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY JUIJE 15 190? GOOD ROADS LfflSUIiOH BONE OF CONTENTION. The Macdonald Measure And the Allerton Mil lion Idea. Hartford, June 12. Good roads legis lation has become a bone of contention in the appropriations committee room. The bill that was favored by Commis sioner Macdonald requiring the ex penditure of half a million year, has not met with opposition. But there Is an element in the committee favoring the Allerton idea of putting out a mil lion every twelve months for five years In the construction of a system of state roads. Representative Charles G. Allerton of Middlebury, author of the Allerton project, is house chairman of the committee on roads and bridges. He Is a New York city man by birth, " strong aggTessive and clear headed. He wants the system of good roads in the state completed as soon as practi cable by establishing trunk iines. The five years limit with the expenditure of a million a year will suit Mr. Al lerton. The appropriations committee is sharply divided on the issue. Rep resentative Kerr of Stamford of the committee is pleading for concession. He Is in favor of the Allerton plan. The probability at this stage Is that the Macdonald idea will dominate In, the end. Representative Rockwill of Bristol, house chairman of the com mittee on appropriations, has had some Important examinations made of the roof of the capitol and finds that the bUildlng da in a dangerous condition. The wood rafters have rotted and radical changes will be required in removing the danger. The bill lncor- i tvio Manufacturers' Fire and Marine Insurance company has reach- I ed the governor. The incorporeal a Include officers of Hartford manufac turing concerns and J. H. Hale of Glastonbury. It has mutual features and will probably take up a manufac turers' mutual line of fire insurance. Dr M T. Newton of Suffield, who was 'a member of the general assembly from that town in 1S53, was a visitor at the capitol yesterday, for the first time in a number of years. He was accompanied by Mr. BIssell of const -tutional convention fame, who is his nephew. Dr. Newton is one of the old est ex-legislatora in the State, being In the neighborhood of eighty years. During the Civil war he was surgeon of the Tenth Connecticut and Is a member of the Army and Navy club of Connecticut. In 1893 he represented the town of Suffield in the house, forty years after his first service In that Representative Charles Cheney, Jr., of Manchester, house chairman of the labor committee, is thoroughly co operating with Senator Chase in carry ing through the bill providing for the appointment of a female factory in spector. Senator Chase's management of the bill In the senate, yesterday, was firm and intelligent, being as fine a piece of work as has taken place in th"e senate this year. In the house Representative Cheney will hav the backing of the best representatives in the state in support of the female fac tory inspector legislation. He will ably represent the interests of the measure. ' ' Comptroller Bradstreet Is under the care of Dr. Bell of Hartford and will probably undergo an operation for a weeping sinew on the ankle. The ' comptroller has been in his office each day this week, hut has suffered great ly from pain. It will be determined within a day or two whether the oper ation will be necessary. In case it is Comptroller Bradstreet will have it performed at his rooms in the Allyn house instead of going to the hospital. He is one of the most popular and widely known veterans of the Civil war in the state and had planned for the field day of the Veteran associa tion which is to take place Flag Day at Westport, but his physical disabil ity will prevent his attending the gathering of old soldiers, Friday. AND SO IT GOES Cruelty Pride Always Stabbing One Little Lower Down. A young woman in this town went visiting in New Tork. She was visiting some suburban people in an aristocra tic neighborhood outside of town. She went to a party and was Introduced to ' b. number of girls. They seemed nice enough girls and she had a good time. But when she met them down in New York they din't know her from a rab bit. She afterward heard that they wald her father was a storekeeper. And she had a good cry at the cruelty of women in general, i She eaid she would die before she would treat a dog that way! But she came home and was visit ing at a house where a girl was work ing for her living. She and the girl and other girls at the house had a good time one afternoon together. And then a few days later the proud storekeeper's daughter sailed down town in her fluffy white duds and passed the girl she had met a few days before and cut her dead. Could Bhe be speaking to every hired girl she met on the street? Why, of course not. And the sec ond g'rl went home an& had a ood cry. And she wouldn't treat a dog that way. And she went to a dance In the country, where they moved the things out from the front room and the kitchen, and put the fiddler and caller-off in the bedroom door. And ,she met a big-footed Dutch country girl, -who danced on her heels and threw the boys around like sacks of flour. And the country girl thought the city girl with her big hat and town clothes -was Just the sweetest thing out of heaven. And when the country girt came to town looking like a fright one Saturday night she ran into the city girl and her chum from the West Side on parade with a dapper little clerk and a pretty looking tin-horn gambler, whom all the girls at the shirtwaist dance said was "just dead swell." And do you think the town girl spoke to the big footed country girl with her funny clothes on? Not on your tintype. She turned her face the other way and she and the other girl and the two boys sailed by prouder than a peacock. .. And so It goes. Cruelty and pride and vanity stabbing their way through the world. Women are worse than men. Men accept one another for what they are really worth. A rich, man, w;ho has honestly earned his money, thinks nothing of talking to seme one's hired man. The railroad brakeman and the railroad president have relations that their wives never could assume providing that their wives are fools. A man is proud of the fact that he has worked with his hands and come up in the world. There was a woman at the federation of the clubs last spring who was once head waiter at the Whitley, and though she was a " cultivated, honest woman she was ashamed of it, and if the Gazette had printed the fact at the time the federation would have mobbed the office. Now, why? If her husband had once been a porter at the Whitley and had made money, he would have been proud of his rise. Women are funny, This is a funny world. Emporia Gazette. NEAR DEATH IN THE CLOUDS. Bulloonlist Tells of Peril Cnuglit By a Bough on a Cliff. For twenty-seven years I have been engaged In making balloon ascensions, parachute jumps and in experimenting with all kinds of paraphernalia for navigating the air, writes James L. Case in the Chicago Inter-Ocean. I have had all kinds of falls, escapes from drowning and other mishaps, and it is hard to pick out one among them which I would consider the closest call. There are two, however, which are so far out of the ordinary that I will leave it to any one to select which was the nearest. The first which I will describe occur red in Kentucky, where I happened to be at the time of the first election of McKinley. I had been engaged to make a flight at Frankfort at a big gathering and barbecue, and there were thousands of people there. Ev erything seemed to be favorable to the ascension, and it was without any qualms that I cut loose and the big gas balloon shot up in the air. I was to come down in the parachute, but I h.irt liraw this hundreds of times be fore, and there seemed to be nothing to fear. I .don't . remember, exactly how high up I was when I determined to cast loose, but suddenly as I was descending I realized that the air cur rent had taken me In a diagonal direc tion, and I was making directly for a cliff where there was a heavy growth of timber. It all happened so quickly that I can hardly describe it At any rate, I found myself coming down In an immense tree, 1 and the branches seemed to be fairly bristling. I endeavored to get a foothold on a branch, so that 1 could hold myself there utnil help came, 1 but I got tan gled in, the parachute, and the next thing I knew a sharp branch penetrat ed my throat Just under the Jaw , and came right through into my mouth, knocking out two teeth. I was made unconscious almost immediately, and I must have hung -there for an hour and a half before I found that the peo ple were trying to rescue me. It was a most difficult place to get to, and, as there W'ere only negroes about, it seemed an age before anything was done. I hung there by the throat, be ing supported more or less by the rig ging of the parachute, which had be come entangled with the upper branch es of the tree. Finally a man was let down from the top of the cliff ' by means of a rope and In a short time I found myself disengaged from the branch and hauled up. I was faint from loss of blood, but after a week or so spent in the 'hospital I managed to recover. In the other escape I had I have al ways considered myself virtually a dead man for two hours. Not that the life actually left my body, but it lay there dormant until resioreu ui atuv ity by the most heroic measures. If they had not been taken I would have expired. It was several years ago, when I had been engaged to make an ascension and parachute Jump at She boygan, Wis. I made the ascension all right, but when I cast loose in the parachute I found I was booked to de scend into Green Bay. I was only 700 or 800 fet from the water, but I came down a good deal more rapidly than the steam launch that was out after me could get to me. I was in the water about twenty minutes when it finally arrived. It had on board mem bers of the lifesaving crew, who were expert in handling men taken from the lake. They used bags of rock salt to keep up the heart action, and it was more than two hours before they got the slightest visible signs of life from me. I recovered from that experience all right. While it may seem com- monplace in view of the hair-raising episodes in the careers of other aero nauts, I think it was my closest call from death. Chew Your Food No medicine can take the place of teeth. Eat slowly, chew your food thoroughly and keep free from in digestion. When haste imposes extra work on the stomach, help it out with Sold everywhere. Inboxesl0c.and25c ONLY GENERAL ASSEMBLY City of Hartford Cannot Give New Manufacturing Concern Immunity. AN OFFICIAL OPINION Tax Commissioner ; Corbin Seeks Advice From At torney General. The purpose of the Hartford Business Men's Association to exempt the Royal Typewriting company, which is to lo cate there, which was recently declar ed by a large majority, cannot be car ried into effect, according to the opin ion of Attorney General Holcomb. State Tax Commissioner W. H. Cor bin, having been asked by numerous citizens of Hartford, whether the city had any power to offer exemption from taxes to a manufacturing company, in hi.J turn put the question to Attorney General Holcomb, asking for a formal opinion. Judge Holcomb has given the following positive and conclusive state ment to the tax commissioner and it plainly puts a quietus on any project of the sort that has been suggested for Hartford. "The attorney general says: Hartford, June 8, 1907. Hen. William H. Corbin, Tax Commissioner. Dear Sir: Tou request me to answer the following question: "Can a town or other municipality In this state, by its vote, exempt , from taxation the property of a manufacturing' corpora tion?" Answer. In this state a town or oth er municipality has no legal authority to pass such a vote, and is taxing of ficials would have no legal right to be governed by such a vote, if passed. Their duties regarding taxation are ! imposed by the general assembly and not by the vote of the municipality. All authorities agree that the funda mental law of taxation is that it shall bear equally upon all. ' Cooley on Taxation 200. State ex rel Coe v 'Fyler 48 Conn.. 145. The taxing power is an act of sov ereignty, and the legislature must de termine what property shall be subject to taxation. The municipal corpora tions of the state have no inherent powers of legislation. All of their pow ers are delegated and must be strict ly pursued within the limits of such delegated rights their acts are valid and outside of those rights their acts are void. Willard v. Killingworth Borough 8 Conn. 254; Hlgloy v Bunce 10 Conn. 442; Webster v Town of Harwlnton 32 Conn. 139; State ex rel Coe v Fyler 8S Va 906 (15 L. R. A. 8G6); Weeks v Milwaukee 10 Wis. 242,265; Cooley on Taxation 200; Brewer Brick Co. v Brewer 62 Me. 62. This state has never delegated to the municipal corporations therein the power to determine what property shall be exempt from taxation, and it is therefore unnecessary to consider what rights municipalities would have un der such delegated powers. Our general assembly has designat ed what property shall be subject to taxation. Sections 2315-2321 of the gen eral statutes provide what property shall be exempt, and Section 2322 pro vides that "All property, not exempted, shall be liable to taxation as follows" etc., and therein -it is provided that "buildings used for manufacturing pur poses" shall be set In the list at their present true and actual valuation. Sec tion 2328 provides that The whole property In this state of evory corporation organized under the law of this Btate, whose stock Is not. liable to taxation, and which is not re quired to pay a direct tax to this state In lieu of other taxes, and whose prop erty is not exprrssly exempt from tax ation, and the whole property in this state of every corporation organized un der the law of any other state or coun try, shall be set in its list and liable to taxation in the same manner as tho property of individuals. (The educational, benevolent and ec clesiastical corporations are, those re ferred to whose property is "expressly exempt from taxation.") Having thus designated the property which shall be the subject of taxation, the general assembly has made care ful provisions to ensure the placing of such property In the tax lists of the various municipalities of the Btate. The assesors (Section 2.2S6) are requir ed to notify all persons liable to pay taxes, to bring in the lists of their tax able property,- and (Section 2,302) to make oath that it Is a true statement of all his property liable to taxation. If the taxpayer neglects or refuses to give in his list, the assessors (Section 2,303) "shall fill out a list for him, put ting therein all property which they have reason to believe is owned by him, liable to taxation, at the actual valua tion thereof from the best information they can obtain." and (Section 2,307) they are required to add to the list any property which they have reason to be lieve is owned by the taxpayer which is omitted from his list, and (Section 2,347) the board of relief may add to any list any taxable property omitted by the assessors, and which should be added thereto, and may make a list for any person owning taxable property omitted by the assessors. The only power the municipality has regarding taxation is to appoint the offloials to make out the tax lists; to vote to fix the rate of taxation, and to appoint a person to collect the tax. They cannot abate taxes. Section 2,388 provides that The selectmen of towns, the mayor and aldermen of cities, the warden and burgeses of boroughs, and the commit tee of other communities, may abate the taxes assessed by their respective communities upon such persons as are poor and unable t3 pay the same; It therefore is clear that the asses sors must comply with the statutes rather than the vote of the municipali ty An intentional omission by them of taxable property from the tax list might lead to unpleasant results. The common council of the city of Milwau kee voted to exempt from taxation during the years 1S56 and 1857 a hotel jrojierty "in view Jf the great public benefit which the construction of the 1 hotel would be to the city." !A taxpayer contested the validity of the tax because his hotel property was omitted, and in Weeks vs. city of Mil waukee et al., 10 Wis., 264, the court says: Omissions of this character, arising from mistakes of fact, erroneous com putations, or errors of judgment on the part of those to whom the execution of the taxing laws is entrusted, do not necessarily vitiate the whole tax. But intentianal disregard of those laws, In such manner as to impose illegal taxes on those who are assessed, does. In state ex rel Coe vs. Fyler, 48 Conn, 145, a town, at a meeting duly warned for the purpose, unanimously (except ing one vote) voted to reduce the tax assessed against a corporation, which said town deemed to have been unjust ly assessed upon the property. The court held the vote to be void, and said (p. 158):- When the proper officers have legally placed upon each individual his share of this public burden, the town has no power to lift it from him, he being of ability to pay, either in the form of abatement before, or in that of gift af ter collection; for, this being done, a deficiency would result to be supplied by the impositiono f additional assess ment upon others; and this is to violate the fundamental law of taxation, that it shall bear equally upon all. . ' The principle of equality of taxation is violated to the same extent when the Dronertv fa omitted from the list ! because of an attempted exemption, as when the tax is abated on the same property after being placed in the list. The effect in either case is to remove the property from taxation, resulting in a deficiency "to be supplied by the im position of additional assessment upon others." The town of Brewer, Me., at its an nual town meeting held March 4, 1870, voted: That the town will exempt from tax ation for a term of tun years manu facturing and refining establishments hereafter erected in town and the cap ital used for operating the same etc. In Brewer Brick Co. vs. Brewer, 62 Me., 62, the court held the vote to be invalid, and (p. 7') commented on the principle of such attempted discrimina tion between industrial enterprises, us follows: If the same kind of manufacture has been heretofore carried on as is pro posed to be exempted from the pay ment ot taxes then in tne same town in case of exemption, will he seen the re markable spectacle ot two manuiac turers. cneaifed in the same industrial pursuits, the one with his capital freed from all public burdens, tne otner Gear ing his just proportional share One manufacturer is taxea tor nis own estate and for that which is empted to relieve hla competing nelschr bor, ana to enable ttie latter to unaer- sell him In the common marKet. It would not seem to require any thing but a statement of the facts to show that such a policy is inequitable and unfair, and "violates the funda mental law ofj taxation, that It shall bear equally uoon all." ' I am respectfully yours, i B. H. HOLCOMB. ' ; Attorney General. CUNXIJfG CJHIXESE THIEVES. Importer In the East nobbed by In- genlous Celestials. Much difficulty has lately arisen among the Importers' in China through the disappearance of part of their con signments, says' a Consular report. The losses do not come so much through boxes or chest being caried off entire as, through their contents being ab stracted, the receptacle being left, as a rule, in apparently the same shape as when leaving the exporter's ware house. This Is a comon trick, and makes a discovery at tho time of the theft most difficult and the task of tracing the goods even more so, as the shortage is seldom noticed until the lot arrives at Its destination. Ingenious means are often contrived to prevent the loss being noticed. One of the leading Importers of provisions remarked recently that he had found empty cans in his preserved fruit box es which had been substituted for the full ones taken out, so that the con tents would not rattle or shift and so disclose the loss. He stated also that shavings and excelsior had been stuff ed Into boxes made empty, or partial ly so, through the removal of crackers or biscuits. Not long ago a heavy loss was sustained by one of the American missionary schools at this place "through the loss of linen drawn work, the value of which exceeded 11,500 in gold. The skilful way in which this theft, was accomplished made all ef forts to recover the goods or appre hend the thieves futile. The ' drawn work was packed in a box which was strongly secured by iron straplng and was also carefully nailed. Tho box was carried to the customs and thence to the steamer, and was scarcely out of the sight of some responsible per son for a moment. When the box reached the customs collector at Pittsburg, to which it went in bond from New Tork, it was found to contain nothing but woven straw and paper, scarcely a thread of the linen remaining. The consignor was Immediately notified and the most searching efforts were made to effect a recovery and discover the thief, but all attempts to acompllsh either were of no avail. No trace of 'the goods has ever been found nor any clew discov ered which might lead to the detection of the thieves, though the variety of the woven straw with whlc te box wag stuffed suggested Foocow as the place of the theft, as this variety Is only to be found there. One of the merchants here who deals in drugs, hospital sup plies and haberdashery, has experienc ed similar losses, the goods as a rule being taken from the boxes whose out side appearance upon the delivery gave no evidence of their having been tampered with. Such Instances might be multiplied almost indefinitely, but they all go to show that more care must be taken in boxing and packing goods so as to ren der such theft impossible, er at least increasingly difficult. Numerous sug gestions might be afforded, all ot which should depend somewhat upon the character of the goods and the size and shape of the receptacle containing them. A box lined with tin or sheet Iron would be suitable fo rsmall quan titites of valuable articles such as gin- seng or medicines. A box covered jjUyg one or more wardrobes. This ar with some woven material, such as tice 0 furniture is little known In the basket work or cane or bamboo would United States, yet our furniture manu qulckly betray a lo?s thrnugh an en- fjcturars could undoubtedly find a field trance to the interior casing, signs of , for profitable exploitation in this pe which could scarcely be concealed. i culiarly European commodity." GREAT BRITAIN'S FORME U1IEI A Market Open for Ameri Producers of Accept able Articles. TIMELY SUGGESTIONS. A Eritish Prejudice Against Output of American Furniture Trade. Washington, June 14. A report from Special Agent William Whittam, Jr., indicates that the .furniture trade of Great Britain can be successfully and profitably exploited by American man ufacturers if they will cultivate it as assiduously as they now strive for bus iness in the domestic field. Mr. Whit tam contribute the following trade sug- Ses.t'ons: "To achieve a prosperous Issue our furniture makers must not only meet competition In prices; they must also supply the styles and designs which are fahlbnabte and pay attention to the de tails of finish and stability, which are the Idiosyncrasies of the British pur chaser. This is an old story repeated and reiterated about every conceivable sort of merchandise by special agents, consuls, and other commercial repre sentatives of the United States in for eign countries. Nevertheless it is a les son which our industrial managers must learn before the good fortune in foreign trade many of them wish for can ever be theirs. A few In varied lines of work have carefully followed the foregoing advice, and their success has been amazing to themselves. "It is first important that the' Amer ican furniture trade should know that there exists a strong prejudice against their output, and it is equally neces sary that the trade apprehend the un derlying reasons for this Impairment of reputation. A large dealer told me very ex-fkfrankiy that although we turn out su- perior shapes and designs, the wood from which our furniture Is made is seldom properly seasoned to stand .the peculiar climate an comparatively crude interior household heating ar rangements of Britain. To substantiate His contention he showed me an Amer ican roll-top desk which had warped so badly that some drawers and other parts were falling to pieces, while oth er drawers were stuck so tight that it was impossible to open them; and I was- told that the use of unseasoned stuff was responsible for the trade in desks and office furniture, once abso lutely controlled by American firms, be ing now largely in the hands of Brit ish manufacturers. , "I was also shown an American made 'oak armchair which, as the dealer expressed It, was 'a work of art so far as shape and cornfort went, showing years of study to obtain ease; but, he added, 'before I could get a sample fit to submit to one of the largest municipal bodios In the coun try I had to send for four chairs. The only complaint he had to make was that the joints of the several parts were left rough and poorly finished, glue and rough edges being exposed nrul merelv varnished over. He said that these defects, though scarcely no ticeable, rendered high-grade furniture almost unsalable in his market. The contract for several thousand chairs he socured from the American-made sam ple he submitted, but, being fraid of rejection on account of his experience in obtaining a passable sample, he in duced an English firm to undertake the manufacture of the lot. I examined one. of the rejected samples and can vouch for the conservativeness of the state ments made to me. So much for the causes of existing prejudice. "I found that little quartered oak is used except In very heavy furniture, and that in finish 'golden oak'..and dark finishes and woods are the vogue Just now. Sideboards, buffets, and wood bedsteads in greatest demand are alto gether different in design from1 those popular in the United States, although since my return from abroad I notice In- the stores of dealers in high-class furniture here many articles closely ap proaching the newest styles in Britain. "Antique patterns and finishes are the readiest sellers, and sideboards are much sought after. Dealers, I was in formed, object to the bother of putting tcgether 'knocked-down' furniture. This ptan, however, cannot well be dis pensed with, on account of excessive freight charges on 'set-up' articles. Tactful explanation of the economy of adhering to this practice would soon overcome the scruples of the dealers on this score. 'Another feature which was Impressed upon me was that upholster ed and covered articles of furniture should be shipped bare-!, e.. without the plush, leather, or other coverlng for the reason that such materials cost much less in England than in the Unlt el States, and that the work of putting the material on can be done consider ably cheaper abroad. "i also found that there exists a splendid opening for the sale of cheap chairs for use in the living rooms of artisan's cottages. Judging from prices and styles of tho office chairs I saw exposed for sale in England, Scotland, and Ireland, I am satisfied that Amer ican makers of such goods could devel op a considerable business in this line, and there is also a fertile field all over Great Britain and continental Europe fo- the introduction of the American barber's chair. By comparison the chair now used abroad for this purpose is crude and uncomfortable. Our product can be sold, but continuously applied effort must be brought to bear to popu larize them. "Comparatively few European houses are built with closets for clothes, con entlv nearly every householder A hammock for two; Just you and the glorious little ginger snap. For what better company could you wish? NEW FUEL PRODUCT. Coalite, a New Fuel Prepared from Coal, to Warm the Human flody. Washington, June 13. Consul F. W. Metcalf forwards from Newcastle a British newsDaner statement about, a new fuel prepared from cdal, for which the following extract points' to- an ex tensive use: " ' u " '' 'A good 'deal of Interest' has. been centered in 'coalite,' and numbers have caled at the exhibition of it in New castle to see 'this codllte burning iti the grate and hear aodu't its remarka ble properties as a" house, fuel: ' .It is a bright, hard substance,- Very similar In anDearance to the heat .'inVi. nnfl' In burning it" makes' no smoke" and gives off, It is claimed,.' sobetfling.Hke twice the heat of coal, while' a coalite ,fire lasts forty per cent, longer than an ordinary coal fire. This coalite is pro duced by a process similar to that em ployed by the gas companies for the production of coke. In the case of the gas companies, coal is treated at a high temperature, the gas and by-pro- aucts being collected and the residue being coke, but by the coalite process the coal Is treated at a much lower temperature, with the result that the gas obtained is much richer. The by products are also richer, and the residue, Instead of being coke is coalite which can be -easily lighted, and burns' with great steadiness and economy. "For household purposes it appears to have a special value, in virtue of Its cleanliness and Its heating power. This Is now fully recognized s in London, where the prospect of abating the smoke and fog nufsance Is hailed with no small satisfaction. Thti king has been Impressed with its qualities and Instructions have been given at Buck ingham palace to , have the cellars swept clear of all coal and nothing but coalite put there for the future. Out of a ton of coal about seventy per cent, of coalite is extracted, but its calorific power being much greater, the ton may be said to have suffered no loss in value, while at the same time the gas and vast range, of .by-products have been extracted. "The intention is to bring out a com pany in the course of a week or two, wnieh will erect . works . at Barking, near London, and will possess ritrhta for Great Britain. The new works are to be capable of carbonizing snmp a . 000,000 tons annually. The process moreover, can be applied to all bitum inous coals. Contracts have already been entered into with the merchants for the sale of over 2,000,000 tons or coante per annum for con sumption in London only." CASTOR I A For Infants and Children, The Kind You Have Always Sought Bears the Signature HAVE YOU SEEN IT ? M -- 3 They're snappy and have "fug ' If ftfP ,Isst enou &n$CT- 1 : THE MONEY BACK MOWER ?, The best money can buy but ths price is not large. All sizes and patterns from $2.75 to $6.38. Stop in and see our display of Vases, both stone and iron, for lawn or cemetary-lot decoration. Steel Lawn Swings, Iron Chairs, etc. THE FRANK S. PLATT CO., Seeds, Plants and Bulbs, NEW HAVEN. LJlUtfM.llliqi),) I MP "jfcPI Jf jr- :.a w i 3 MT. CLEMENS MINERAL SPRINGS, Attractive Features ot Thta Renowned Health anil Plcagnre Resort Weal Summer Outing. When deciding on the place in which1 to spend the summer vacation wheth er alone or with your family a glancfl at the. claims of Mt.' Clemens Mineral' Springs should convince every readei of its superior attractions to all , la search of rest, recreation or health. lhe name "Mt. Clemens," where flow the wonderful Mineral, Springs, , whlcn have relieved and cured ao many peo pie of rheumatism, heuralgit and ecze ma, is a household word throughout American and is known in Europe. Tha situation of this pleasant summer re sort is eminently attractive. ' It' is only about ; twenty miles .from' Detroit, the famous "Convention City' one ol the, handsomest cities on this contin-. ent, and a paradise in summer. Detroit is readily , . accessible hy steamboat, steam railway or electric car an hour's ride brings . one . there. , Thla proximity supplies morning and even Ing newspapers.' nuick malls '.tmiimi cars, everything to be seen In a great nucucvci juu wiaii. mi. uiemens rises gradually about 100 feet from th ' banks of the winding Clinton riven vviiicu runs inrougn tne city and partly around it the Springs are but a fen miles from Lake St. Clair, the nrettu body of water, placed like a gem IS the silver band joining Lakes Huron and Erie. Thus the Springs are r.los to metropolitan life and advantages while, at the same time;' they nestU "near to nature's heart." i Visitors have a wide choice nt amusements. They can picnic In tha woods; they can automobile, drive' o cycle the roads are excellent. The river and lake afford safe boating, re markably good fishing and exhilarat-1 lng sailing. Fishing parties are feat, ures of Mt.- Clemens social life, and the catches need- no embellishment; thi fish show for themselves. It is a rest' ful and healthful place, and once vis ited will be put on the list for the an nual outing. ' The healing virtues of Mt. Clemens Mineral Waters are well known. Phy sicians and chemists pronounce them specially indicated in cases of rheum atism and similar ailments, neuralgia and eruptive skin diseases, .and ther is abundance of personal evidence, from the best people everywhere, ta demonstrate this view., , Every yeai the lovely city welcomes more visitors until now about 20 hotels and boarding houses are required' for their accommo. dation. - The hotels of Mt. Clemens are mod. era and first-class in every respect Rates are reasonable. Guests come from all over the United States. The pretty Bath City is unique In America. Mt Clemens fills every re, quirement of comfort, recreation and sport for young and old. "The Guide to Mt.j Clemens Mineral Springs," is a handsome manual filled with photographs. Mr. F. R, East men, Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Clem ens, Mich., will take pleasure in mail ing a copy to any address on request. ra1 -s-fe wiA1tW ?