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NEW HAVEN JIORiraJ JOUKNAL AND COURIEB, "WEDNESDAY JtfLY, 8 19Q1
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Vnn .AnnnfA . 0 1 . as a remarkable document which is destined, If finally approved, to put the State legislature out of business. But suppose that Abassador Bryce did take A ihy at It, won't somebody tell us who is better qualified to pass upon Amerloan constitutional enterprises? His book on the American common . wealth Is a text-book at all of the Amerloan colleges and advanced ohools, and unless the country Is mis Informed he was ent here as the rep resentative of Great Britain because he was an expert on American political organization. ' It is said that the other representa tives of foreign governments at Wash ington would not object to seeing1 Mr. Bryce land in hot water because "he is not a diplomat" In the accepted sense. We do not believe the people of this country care a box of brass tacks what other foreign representatives think About Bryce., They owe him a great debt of gratitude and are ready to trust his tongue when it gets to wagging on matters constitutional. We would even like him to take a whack at the Con- neetlcut variety; Probabilities said yesterday morning, "Possibly showers." What would Possibly rain have-been? THE MA YOH'8 REASOXS. The Journal and Courier expressed Jts, surprise at the time that Mayor Studley should have so hurriedly ve toed the resolution which passed the Board of Aldermen and which located the proposed hospital for contagious diseases In the Second ward. Ha has now In a special message to that body explained his act so far as the site Is concerned' but says nothing of the need there appeared to be for an in stant veto.- We are far from sure that the explanation is mora entitled to " patient consideration than the act It self. Mayor Studley declines as we under stand it to discuss the (many and ex cellent reasons for locating the pro posed hospital In the Second ward, though th Board of Aldermen Was impressed by them. "I will base my disapproval," he says, "chiefly on the ground that the people In the western part of the city, Irrespective of party, are praotleally unanimously opposed to- having the hospital established on the Bite mentioned. They believe that If all of the contagious diseases oc curring In New Haven are to be car ried through the streets and assem bled In that locality the effect will be to greatly depreciate the value of property and many also believe that it wjl! seriously affect the health condi tions In that locality. While I do not wish to be understood as assenting to the latter proposition I am firmly con vinced of the soundness of the for mer. " If these are sound reasons for veto ing the resolution of the Board of Al dermen, which gave unusual attention to the question of establishing a con tagious hospital in the city of New Haven, and they are to be accepted as probably the. reasons Mayor Studley's successor would give, then there is hut one thing to do, and that is to lo cate the proposed hospital on the Town Farm. It has been very clearly de monstrated that no matter where the Institution Is theoretically located In the city limits ward apprehension can not be overcome and therefore ward apprehension will be sufficient to de feat its establishment. That eliminates every likelihood of the hospital being received elsewhere than at Springslde. The city of Springfield went through the same mental anguish only to later admit that It had been guilty of lncon eiiratlon. It Is difficult to believe tl;- a city possessing over 125,000 souls wlBhes to treat the subject In that manner, and yet that is the alterna tive presented. We shall have to have additional in formation before we can either agree that Institutions of this character de preciate property values or threat en the health of the neighbor hood in, which they are settled. The statistics offered the aldermen bear out no such conclusion. It has yet to be discovered that the building of' the Tale Infirmary on Prospect street lowered land values there, though that was predicted as a certain result. There is no evidence that the property sur rounding the Willard Parker hospital in the very heart of New York everH depreciated in consequence of that hos pital for contagious diseases being lo cated there. The evidence is rather to the effect that land value are not dis agreeably affected by these Institutions and have been in many instances agreeably affected. Nor does the evi dence bear out the apprehension that hospitals turn healthy sections of a town Into unhealthy sections. It is because the facts and statistics bear out the doctors rather than the mayor that we have additional reasons for regretting the outcome of the campaign. We do not like to feel that it will take an epi demic to educate New Haven in the soundness of the gospel of humane protection for those who cannot protect themselves. They say the banknote circulation Is larger. Have you noticed it? ' PAIX AETER T-tHASVEt:. Worcester is only Just recovering from the pleasure of her Old Home Week when she la pained by the an nouncement that the gypsy moth has appeared "In her midst." The moth is going to be fought In Worcester as ex tensively and expensively as Is neces sary, and It Is to bo hoped that it will be conauered.' It Is a most persistent and pestiferous pest. The green bug Is a dead bug, the cotton boll weevil has disappeared some from the public gaze and the humbug is finding it more necessary to keep dark. But the gypsy moth keeps everlastingly at It. It is more busy than the busy bee and as destructive as the bee is constructive. It is humiliating to think that the big brains of Massachusetts have not been able to make any more headway than they have against the pest. The sad dening thought rises that if Massachu setts isn't intellljrpnt enough to beat the moth what State will be? The only hope seems to be that some Connecticut man will invent and patent a gypsy moth destroyer that will destroy. - EVCHAXAX$ HOOD 1 XAMPL F. The good that men do Is oft Interred with their bonos, but when they buried James Buchanan they didn't bury the evidence that he was good enough and smart enough when he was President of the United States to refuse a railroad pass. That evidence now opportunely comes to light, and even as there were brave men before Agamemnon it can now be seen that there were good and smart men be fore the men who now refuse railroad passes. The day of- the railroad pass la so nearly over that' a good many people wont, get a chance to Imitate the ex ample set by Buchanan. But perhaps they can do something to show that they have a good spirit. For instance, when the conductor of a trolley car misses them t'u?y can modestly and yet honestly call his attention to the matter and to Ave cents. They can notify the iceman when he gives them overweight, and thoy can be honest with the contribution box In the meeting house. There will probably bo opportunities to do right, even though such doing may never be as publicly known as the doing of Buchanan now is. A A TTRA CT1 TE Ft i X. I Mr. R. W. Perks, a prominent Eng lish layman of the Methodist Church, has come over to this country with a plan by which he hopes to bring about beneficial results to his ce-religlonists both here and in Europe. The first thing he wants to do is to establish a Methodist Brotherhood, on lines pro posed by John Wesley a century and a half ago, when he proposed "to use the wealth and energy of the Method 1st denomination for the social as well as the spiritual well-being of the peo pie. ' The objects which Mr. Perks would set before such a Brotherhood are fourfold emigration, employment, savings institutions ana old age pen sions. The Christian Guardian, of To ronto, Canada, further explains the plan in the following words: Method ism has agencies in nearly every land Why not utilize these agencies In wise ly directing the streams of emigration from congested lands Into channels that shall be very largely under Methodist control? Action in this di rection has already been taken by the Canadian Church, and there seems to, be no valid reason why we should not go even further than we have; nor why Methodism In other lands should not follow. It would make the bitter ness of severing old ties lose much of Its poignancy, if men and women could feel, as they turned their faces towards a new home, that they were going where the Methodist Brother hood was waiting with a warm wel come for them.. This is attractive. The Mennonites in Kansas and the Doukhobors In Can ada are efficient and helpful brother hoods and there Is no reason why Methodists shouldn't also be brother ly, efficient and helpful. They were when they were looked down on by some of the prouder people. Four thousand bales of sheepskins were sold In Minting Lane In London last Thursday. There was also some thing doing in sheepskins In New Ha ven last week. THE STATE ZEQISZAJVRE. In his genial speech to the alumni of Yale University at thejr annual dinner last month, F. Hopklnson Smith, that many sided man, warned those within, reach of his voice not to develop the" critical faculty to the exclusion of the creative. Though this counsel was given rather to men about to make lit erature their life's work, it can with out stretching the philosophy of It too far be applied to speaking as well as writing. It is comparatively easy ' to criticise; it is quite difficult to create and inspire. 'We recall Mr. Smith's counsel now in view of a sermon preached last Sunday to the people of his congrega tion by the Rev. Arthur Goodenough of Bristol upon the shortcomings of the present legislature. We can say at once that Dr. Goodenough has upon more than one occasion raised his voice In Intelligent protest, and unon more nian one occasion raised it In needed counsel. It is on that account that we regret that he should have studied the general legislative sltua- ion in a less careful manner than Is characteristic of him. It is one thing to regret as we all must that the General Assembly of 1907 has been was and easy negligent of legislation which suggested for the general good, that legislation has found an passage thrnijdi that body which has related to sp.dal Interests, but even this can be accounted for on other grounds than the domination of a cor rupt lobbj'. Because legislation con ceived honestly for the better adminis tration of the liquor business has been defeated it does not follow necessarily that It has all been done "In the Inter est of the few who would desecrate the Sabbath for dollars and not In the interest of public morals, happy homes and full churches." t)r. Good- enough may blush at the Inefficiency of the "so-called party leaders." hf nftw we suggest that it won't do to blush for them and not blush for the rank and file of the legislature? If there Is going to be any blushing under the circumstances the blood should not rise to the cheek until It has been un derstood what the actual , trouble is with the General Assembly. An experienced observer of legisla tive matters and one who has kept an eye upon this one sums up the difficul ty in these words: "The trouble Is that the members have lost confidence In their leaders and the leaders have lost confidence In themselves." We should call that a situation rather than the trouble. The trouble Is of a char acter which runs back to the days of nominating conventions, inking the members one by one, the conclusion Is unescapable that though earnest in their desire to serve the State, they carried with them to the halls of legislation an inexpert. ence which the more skilful organizers were quick to take advantage of. This In its way broke the spirit of upright mea and unfitted them to Jump into the breach. It would be a good thing for the State of Connecticut If It could always be assured that its senate would oe composed or sucn strong men as were eent there last fall by their con stltuents in several instances, but no senate of the State of Connecticut could ever outlive, no matter how ably per sonified, the demoralizing methods used In the case of this one to organize it. The fatal blow was struck at the leg islative power to do things when It became known that the senate did not organize Itself, but was organized by party manipulators who played off in experience against inexperience. We have always doubted the special In terests were responsible for this stupid act, for they would have realized the consequence of It and run away from It. If their legislative agents did the job for them they must to-day be sor ry that they did not more directly in terest themselves in a scheme to have the senate organize itself. This is, how ever, our opinion and In no way af fects the widespread opinion that the exact opposite Is true. If we were look ing for a confession bearing out our view we should accept as such the act of the senate in providing that here after, so far as orys senate can set up rules for the guidance of another, that body shall be organized by the presi dent pro tern. It has been ths fate of the general assembly of 1907 to blunder from the start and at a period when it was generally accepted that a body of un usual merit had been selected from among the towns and senatorial dis tricts of the commonwealth. What the effect will be upon the electorate of the State remains to be seen. There are signs of revolt there but it Is more the result of Impatience than knowledge of corrupt conduct. The people of the State are tired of being misrepresented, tired, even in many of the small towns, of being bosaed by an organization from within, tired of eeelng a gover nor opposed and snubbed, whose hope and ambition have been to leave the administration of affairs better than he found thijm. It is time, in other words, that the actual truth was told: It is not the time to draw false conclusions, for after all has been said that can be said the people themselves cannot es cape their share of the responsibility. The citizenship of Connecticut needs awakening but in a manner that will insure the durability of results. The appeal must be to the creative not the critical faculty. 'A medical scientist advises that one should gargle after every fifth Why not chortle? kiss, i ETEJC-GLORIOVS. In spite of rock and tempest roar, etc., etc., the Ship of State sails on, and in spite of all m efforts to make the Fourth of July saiNi and sane the old noisy and ridiculous celebration continues. It has been somewhat miti gated in some places, an'. there seems to be a growing desire ';o have if miti gated in many places. One of those places Is New Haven, where the cele bration began some day?, ago and will continue until tomorrow night at least. So far it has been p.-etty safe, though not sane. It will be neither safe nor sane to-night and to-morrow, but there liould be effort to make it as safe and sane as possible. Parents can do much In this direction by looking out for the patrlotio performances of their off spring. Of course u hard to persuade children that they ccn have fun with out being in danger of losing larger or mailer parts of themselves, but the effort should, be made. "The authori ties" should show their authority with promptness and energy when such showing is called for. And everybody can hope to be saved from sudden WOUnrtS or death ana ao their best to : avoid them. ' ' Speaking of business opportunities, perhaps some lively man out of work could make something to-day and to morrow by going around selling court plaster, painkiller, etc. Secretary Wilson, of the agricultural department, says he looks for meat to still higher. If the Secretary Isn't careful he will sprain his neck. A rrovoUIni Man. The most provokin' man I ever knew Tnis is, you understand, 'twlxt me and you Was Obadlah Jenks of Porterville It may be he Is llvln' out there still But headstrong? Gosh, I nver-see his line; Ife'd talk on any subject that you'd strike; You couldn't head him off till he was through. . i , He gener'ly was right about It, too. Some railroad people corns along on oay And wanted to seovire a right of way; Obadlah said 'twould help the town, We argued, but we couldn't talk him down: He talked about It till the rest give In And let the soulless corporation win; It seems tnat tie was right about ll, too The most provokin' man I ever. knew. When Arthur Barker's baby was so sick Jenks claimed the child was poisoned, ana he'd stick And stick and stick to that one' polnti by gum! i At last a lootor from the city come; 'Twas then too late, o' course, to save the child, But Obadlah stood around and smiled; The city doctor said 'twas poison, too The most provoittn man I ever Knew. You couldn't make him give up in de bate; , He always was cock-sure, as sure as fate; He alwavs had opinions of his own, And stubbornly he'd stick to them alnne; By George, it didn't matter what you'd sny, He'd tnlk and talk until he had his way; As fer mistakes, he made almighty few The most provokin' man I ever knew. 8. B. Riser In Chicago Record-Herald. SATIXGS AND DUIXGS. lAt the inoth nr)ntvrry of Garibal di's birthday, July 4, 30,000 Italians are expected to march in the parade at Stat- en Island to the place where he lived during a part of his exile. The remain ing few of his faithful aoldiers In this country will Join the march in red shirts. The women of the Loyal temperance legion of Pennsylvania have devised a practical scheme for preventing boys from smoking stumps of cigars or cig arettes that they pick out of the streets. When the ladies see a stump there, they step on it, A Kansas bride who bought a new refrigerator the other day stirred up a lot of trouble with- the hardware firm. She kicked because the milk soured in it. The man she bought it of made an investigation and found the bride had put no ice in the thing. She said she, would not have bought It if she had supposed that necessary. It is related that the old man looked reflectively at the bras'a tip of his wood en leg. "Then," he said, "the surgeons teok me up and laid me carefully in the ammunition wagon, and" "Hold on, captain," said a listener. "You don't mean the ammunition wagon. You mean the ambulance wagon." But the captain shook his head. "No," he in sisted; "I was bo full of bullets that The Todd Corset pos sesses the latest ani beat Ideas In corset fashion combined with maximum' ot comfort, - and are absolutely by- fienia Endorsed oy physicians ' and dress makers every where. Strictly custom-made. Elastic Stockings, eta. Henry H. Todd SSI-284 YORK 8T. they decided I belonged to the ammu nition wagon." The pastor of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Lawrence, In Daviess County, Kentucky, has adopted a novel expedient to raise funds for the repair of the church building. The district is agricultural, the land generally poor, and the members "of the congregation ave, therefore, in more or less strait ened circumstances. Father Clement .ias taxed each adult member of the congregation one egg a day, and hopes thereby to raise the money needed. Berlin has received an order for loco motives from France. In speaking of the order a Dresden paper says: "It is the first time that Germany has been called upon In this branch by France. The order, which will bring Into the country more than 3,000,000 marks, will keep the works busy until late next year." Another paper, commenting on the transaction, says: "There la more than the business transaction In this demand for our product. It Is a recog nition of our worth and an evidence of friendship. When the French people be gan to drink German beer and to ap plaud German music we rejoiced. Why should we not do so now when they come to us with their valuable busi ness?" Among the forces quietly working be neath the surface of Greek society to day none is more significant for the fu ture than the dual campaign which Miss Sevasta N. Calllsperi is conduct ing for a revival of patriotism and the higher education of women. Miss Cal llsperi is responsible for opening the University of Athens to women. The first and, thus far, the only Woman to hold public office in Greece and the first Greek woman to take a university de gree, Miss Calllsperi has used her posi tion as Inspector of schools and her personal prestige to push a propagan .In whlfh Virus virtually rrtVAri.fl nil nrppro unit Pmhrsred "uneietv" women, .university students, pupils in the public schools, teachers and . -the public at large. " ' OVIl CONTEMPORARIES. A Miserable Spectacle. (New York Tribune.) But It is a miserable spectacle, this continual nagging at the canal admin istration and seeking to put obstacles m the way of the greatest public work the nation has ever undertaken. It might have been , thought, by some buoyant optimist, that factional and personal animosities Would be sunk In the presence of so great an enter prise, and that by common consent ths whr.la American rintton would encour- aga and aid to the utmost extent the doing o" a. work with which the na tion s credit and weitare were so close ly bound up. But such optimism would have been far ; too buoyant. The melancholy fact is that because Of a petty desire to gain some little fac tional advantage, to cause some im portant official of the government some embarrassment, or to wreak some con temptible personal spite upon somebody. men are Bmall enough to llhel their own government before the world ana to try to create false Impressions of an undertaking which should be one of tbe chief material glories of the ra tion. Happily, the nation and the world are getting to understand the game of the Panama fakers, and the fakes which they put forth are likely, to be as futile as they are false. xxesciSE. "What an Insignificant appearing per son he Is!" "Yes. Looks like a June bridegroom, doesn't he?" Cleveland Plain Dealer. She "It ie said that a woman's voice will go much farther than a man's." He "I don't doubt It. I know It goes much longer." Chicago Daily News. Boots "So Bookie is dead? Goln' to 'ave 4m embalmed?" Saddles "Naw; 'e was so fond o' 'osses we are goln' to 'ave 'lm ossified!" 'New York Tel egram, Motorist "I say, I'm awfully sorry! You must let ,me settle for this, as It wo really my fault. What shall I pay you?" Irate farmer "What d'ye usual ly pay?" Punch. He "I tell you I'm always willing1 to acknowledge my faults when I see them." She "Yes, but the trouble is you never acknowledge them when oth er people see them." Judge. Managing DirectorWell, and what are your qualifications for the post of nigS? watchman? Applicant Well, lr, for one thing, the least noise wakes me up. Illustrat ed Bits. 'Mr. TJxer 'But, hold on! There are two sides to every question. Mrs, Vlclc-Senn's Husband Not so. When my wife takes one side of a question there len't any other side. Chicago Tribune. Eva You seem to have a great deal of trouble with your automobile. What do you call It? - Jack True love. Eva True love? Gracious! Why? Jack Because true love never did run smooth. -Chicago News. Boarder You can divide a chicken with mathematical accuracy, Mrs. Hashlngton. Mrs. Hashlngton Dividing It is easy enough. I wish I could multiply it. Philadelphia Inquirer. "Say, Weary, here's a doctor dat says de best kind of exercise is walkln' to your work." "Is dat so, Llmpy? Den I suppose de doctor gets his exercise by visitln' de cemetery nn foot." Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Count "Yes, I was almost posi tive ze fair girl was thinking of me." The Duke "Then why didn't you walk Brst"of"jufy" ' Price Reductions Fall goods are soon due more room will be needed shortly we must, crowd out some of our present stock in order to crowd in the new goods later. That's why we are reducing some bulky goods in mid-season. Lawn Mowers WBRB NOW Old Green Mowers, 14 Inch, H.I8 $2 73 I. X.L. Gilt EdjJ Imperial Victory 14 18 16 IS 4.25 7.00 9.S0 10.50 3.75 6.3) 8.55 9.45 Baldwin Refrigerators No. 12 Zinc Lined, 13.65 12.29 N6. 98 21.30 19.17 No. 2116 Opal Glass Lined, 53.99 48.5) t orm up and say: ... 'A penny for your thoughts' 7'' .. The Count "Too risky, monsieur; far too risky. I didn't have a penny."--Chleago Dally News. Mrs. TTpmore (making a call) "Why, this is your latest photograph, isn't it? It's an excellent likeness of you, but it isn't so good of . baby. Wasn't he " Mrs. Hlghmus "The Idea! Did you think the little darling in my lap was baby? That's-Fldo!" -Chicago Tribune. "You insurance agents are a careless bunch," growled lr. Busyman. '.'You're the third that's been in here to-day, and not one of you has shut the door after him." "That's not carelessness," answered the agent. "On the contrary, it's a matter of precaution." -Cleveland Leader. . ' - . . . "Much tf my success in life," said the millionaire, "was due to the ad vice of my friends." "Is it possible!" exclaimed the skep tical person. "Yes," replied the man of millions. "I always listened to itbut. never fol lowed it." Chicago News. "Life Is full of dlsappelntment," ald the moralist., "Yes," answered farmer Corntbssel, "ah' one of the worst of 'em comes when a young feller whose father thinks he's the smartest boy in the world, aa' whose mother thinks he's the bst, an' whose girl thinks he's the han'somest discovers that he has hard work lafidln' a slx-dollar-a- wftok lob." Washingtori Star. "But," asked the young doctor, "why do you always prder champagne for every new patient that comes to you?' "Because, niy boy!" replied the old practitioner, "I can judge by whatthe patient says whether or not he can af ford it. That helps me when I come to make put my blll."T-Phtladelphla Press. COOL SILK SHIRTS They look very well and feel even better. They are in white, in heliotrope, in blue, in pink and in gray. They cost three fifty and five dollars. And for the warm weather which seems to be here, and to be about to be here, we have assembled all kinds of comfortable un derwear. Chase&Go. SHIRTMAKERS, , 1018 and 1020 Chapel St. fit -T I ' r High Gmde Stimmet Furniture By high grade we do not mean high priced' but simply a line a little better, more exclusive than carried by other furniture houses. Very handsome three and four piece suits, artistic designs, painted in attractive shades of green, tables to match. They are by far the neatet designs we have ever carried. Considering the quality they are very low in price. Full line of regular porch rockers and chairs from 90c up. The Bow&tch Fumitute Co. 100-102-104-106 ORANGE ST. ljIIWSII-W 1BJ SL JSSMg J AKWf'ail. I tbiuTbfe partus ( ctntuiy Chooci mm m Tell Us Yoi? Glass Troubles Don't blame any one ; nine times out of ten it is the fault of your glasses. LacK of ad justment. Ltenses loose or not centered properly. Our opti cians are at your ser vices free for all your glass trouble. EOERYTHWG OPTICAS Opticians s 861 Chapel SttfeufHaoen 865 Main. St. Hartford, 360 Main St Springfield. Mass. . Visitors AIn ay a Welcome. Wedding Gifts If you would have your gift to the bride possess the qualities of artis tic merit; fine workmanship, originality and reflect a high or der of taste in se-. lection you should visit the shop of F. W. TIERNAN & CO. 827 Chape! Slraal MERCANTILE SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY rtrnmsBES a cosvEnrraare i AND SttCURB PLACE! 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