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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1907.
3 THE CAKRIXGTOW PUBLISHING CO. OFFICE, 400 STATE STREET. NEW HAVEN. CONN. THE OLDEST DAILY PAPER PUB LISHED IN CONNECTICUT. Founded 1708. DELIVERED BY CARRIERS IN THE CITY, 12 CENTS A WEEK, 50 CENT3 A MONTH, $3 FOR SIX MONTHS, t A YEAR. THE SAME TERMS BY MAIL. SINGLE COPIES. 2 CENTS. TELEPHONES I EDITORIAL ROOM, 664. BUSINESS OFFICE. 39S1. THE WEEKLY JOURNAL, lasned Thnrsduy. One Dollar n Year. - THE BUGUES MO TE .If EA'X. It is not clear that the Increasingly favorable mention of Governor , Hughes' name In connection with the next Kepubllcan nomination for Pres ident can be said to possess the seri ous dignity of a political movement in his behalf. There is no sign that the party politicians are concerning them selves with his advancement, nor does he himself intimate that he is fascin ated by the prospect. Having complet ed bis task at the capitol city, he is now following the traditions of the Empire State and is visiting the vari ous country fairs which were .ever a vehiole for the expression of political views and the arraignment of political abuses. And yet his name continues more and more conspicuously to figure in the serious gossip of the hour. There is still a mysterious opposi tion to the candidacy of Secretary Taft on account of his self-effacement, in order that President Roose vent may reap the entire glory of his administration. What appeared to us at first incredible has gained distinct headway, and men and newspapers that would otherwise be found en thusiastic in the Taft column are im ploring him in one way and another to throw off his self-imposed yoke and speak out for himself. No one can tell the mlschlevousness of this state of mind If it gains greater headway, MUch we Imagine depends upon Pres ident Hoosevelt's conduct during the Jast week in September and the first week in October. Perhaps to a larger degree than he realizes he will during that time increase the strength of either Mr. Taft or Mr. Hughes, and possibly remove one of them from further consideration. The President is scheduled to make a ' number of speeches in a section of the country which has been regarded as his to enjoy the political fruits of. There he has been strongest with the people; Mhere his radical views have found most favor. If the speeches to be made are deliberately patterned after the Provincetown speech in ferocity and intensity they will inevitably so add to his personal weakness in this section of the country among investors and those dependent upon their daily labor as to make Taft an impossibili ty. It is doubtful if the State of Con necticut, which is filledsto overflowing with Taft rooters, will respond to even --.hira, if its people once conclude that in fact he is but the mouthpiece of his chief. The truth is that the country has suddenly fallen to the measurement of a man's ideas by the forms of speech he uses. The election is too near and the preliminary steps too close at hand to permit the employment of language which is in itself incendiary. The Provincetown speech was not to be criticised because it demanded the enforcement of the law. It was resent s ed because in demanding the enforcer ment of the law a brutality of spirit was disclosed which cannot be recon ciled with concrete justice. Mr. Taft's Ohio speech lacked the weakening Bpirit of his chief's speech. It was a distinct improvement in style and tone, but It was nevertheless a careful endorsement of the Roosevelt policies. That The Journal and Courier, know ing the man, could explain the un happy coincidence to its own satisfac tion is of but little consequence. Those not possessing a personal knowledge of the man and somewhat apprehensive over the ferocity of the Roosevelt purpose have a way tf their own in drawing conclusions as to his safety as a political leader. If this is sound reasoning, and it is certainly not un friendly reasoning, the tone and spirit of the forthcoming Roosevelt speeches will play a larger part in determining the future of both Mr. Taft and Mr. Hughes than any other single factor. If the feeling is securely grounded throughout the country that the atti tude of the President is fiercer against the corporations than the facts war rant or than good Judgment Justifies a return to the Provincetown method of Bpeech and defiance will be apt to transform apprehension into alarm with all that that condition of nerves means. Even great personal popularity is limited in its power ip stem the current of popular alarm, and those who do the scaring usually carry with u an exter uum.nuji tii,4 iuhuho the friends who have Btruck hands with them. That is the danger of the forthcoming speeches as they would appear to affect the political fortunes of an enormously attractive and able. man from Ohio. If, per contra, Secretary Taft is weakened by his avowed loyalty to his chief in the manner suggested", Governor Hughes will be strengthen ed. And it is at this point that meth ods of speech come in to perhaps set tle the leadership. No one suggests that Governor Hughes is less deter mined in. the enforcement of the laws than the President. He is Just as doterr mined but it is gradually dawning up on the people that in his discussion of the evils of the hour Governor Hughes rests his case upon the dig nity and impartiality of the law and removes it altogether from a personal vindication or from personal vlndlc- tivencss. The .difference is between the calm, orderly but effective man and the strenuous, precipitate but also effective man. The more the latter Il lustrates the attractiveness of the for mer the livelier will be the former's chances of public recognition. "We put our beet men in office," says the Boston Advertiser. Who, where, when? UTOnm GAUGES, War is growing more and more dangerous. There will soon be test ed at the army proving ground at Sandy Hook an automatic gun mount ed on an"automoblle. The gun to be tested is the invention of a Cleveland fnan, who has had his designs before the authorities for several years. There is claimed for the gun a rapid ity of fire which is represented as surpassing that of any other automat ic gun. , 'An automatic gun mounted on an automobile ought to do some execu tion. And as cost is nothing in wan in these days the automobile part of the outfit might also be utilized to strike terror into the heart of the enemy and damage into his body. When the right time arrived the au tomobile, properly equipped with cutters on the sides, as the old war chariots used to be, might be turned loose against the enemy, who would find it profitable to get out of its way If he could. If the reckless automo blllsts are really as brave as they seem to be they might be very useful In war. Nothing could stand before them. They might, and probably would, die sweetly for their country, but they would spread death around them while they were doing it. ' PROGRESS IN CBINA. No Dr. Osier has arisen .in China yet to say, or to be erroneously charged with saying, that elderly and old men ought to be chloroformed, but the prospects of young men in China are improving. In a recent edict the empress commanded the presi dents and vice-presidents of the vari ous ministries to examine a number of men of ability coming under their notice as fitted to occupy important posts, and, after recording the quali fications of such men, to hold them In readiness for presentation to the throne for selection. Says the North China Daily News on this subject: "It was only a. year ago that an imperial edict to abolish the old system of of ficial promotion by literary examina tion was issued. This was practically the opening of the door of prefer ment to men who had been trained not only in the Chinese classics, but also in the arts and sciences of the modern world." Thousands of young Chinamen are studying in the universities and schools of Japan and much smaller numbers are receiving training in Europe and America. Soon they will return to their native land and they will have an important part in trans forming the ancient empire on the lines suggested by the recent Imperial edict. Good luck to them and also to their country, which is at last wak ing up. The horse that dropped or threw the Kaiser off its back wasn't much of a sycophant. Only a horse. A SUCCESSFUL POET. There are poets in Kansas, and girl poets too. It is a pleasure to record the success of one of them as an en couragement to the girl-poets of Con necticut, who are as talented and poetical as they are beautiful. This Kansas girl-poet has Just bought a twelve-acre farm with her earnings, and though we are not told that she is as able to run her farm as she is to write poetry the probability is that she is. If she isn't she can easily get some nice young man to help her. Then they can add to the farm with their earnings, and in time they can become real Kansas farmers such as make enough out of one-year's crop to get back the cost of their farms. We omitted to mention that the twelve-acre farm bougnS. by this Kan sas girl-poet wasn't paid for out of the money she got for her poems. In the Intervals of making poetry she made overalls, and it was the making of the overalls that enabled her to pay for the farm. But this little detail need not tend to discourage any girl poet from continuing to make poetry, and it may encourage her to also make overalls. A N ENLIG IITENED COXXEMPOJt A BY A few days, ago fire attacked the home of the Louisville Courier-Journal and ate up its home. For twenty four hours it was without a place to lay Its influential head. Its famous ed itor was without his pen and the pub lisher was without his. mechanical fa cilities. It was a dark season of won derment. The hand of the Lord seemed to rest heavily on the shoul ders of all. Then the expected happened, though it was to the beneficiaries the unexpected. The contemporaries of the afflicted offered the use of their press rooms, composing rooms and brain rooms. Whatever was theirs with which to edit a newspaper and take it to the market was no longer wanting. The Courier-Journal camo out as us ual, undaunted and undismayed. The effect upon Its editor was instantane ous. In an editorial he said: "It is pos tively bewildering. By a natural pro cess of evolution and reform, the Courier-Journal loves everybody; we love Mayor Bingham for the enemies he has made; we love prospective Mayor Tyler for the friends he thinks he has made; we even love the Even ing Post, which has done the square thing and that means that we love everybody." It would be a good thing if more newspaper offices were burned up if as a consequence they were taught thpt there is room enough for all In this world and that attempts to own It all invariably end in disaster. An English girl Is eald to have ten distinct personalities and to be uncon scious of each of them when in a spe cial tantrum. Only ten? PBEXIT GOOD MEDICINE. A laboratory examination by Lon don medical experts of a largely ad vertised proprietary pill showed that the pill contains nothing but sugar. This is good work in pill-making compared with some of the pill-making work. It is probable that these pills have done a great deal of good, and they can't have done much harm. People who imagined that they need ed them have taken them with bene fit to themselves and with benefit to the seller of them. And some who really needed pills may have got some benefit out of them. The maker of these pills must have a kind of conscience. lie is not willing to harm people and charge them for it too. In this he differs widely from some of the medlctne-makerB, who are willing and eager to sell dangerous medicine for as much as they can get for it to anybody who is foolish and Ignorant enough to want it. The sugar-pill man is a shrewd fraud, but he Is not also a murderer. WE SALOON LICENSE. The statement is made in the news papers of the State that the liquor dealers who are likely to be embar rassed In their applications for licenses on account of the provisions of the new law which require the applicant to have the endorsement Of five tax payer's whose names are not to be found on other applications think they have discovered a way to get around it. They intend to purchase a piece of land, as they are said to have done in South Norwalk, which is immedi ately deeded to a specified number of residents. This makes taxpayers of them and qualifies them to sign appli cations, Then all obstacles disappear, to the issuance of licenses within tho town concerned. . . ' Much curiosity is expressed over the probable success of the scheme but in the absence of a finding of the courts after a formal hearing it is pure speculation. We have before spoken of the mistake made by the General Assembly in adding to the burdens of the liquor dealers by thus requiring them to do what is in Itself of no value whatever in determining the manner in which the business shall be conducted or the publlo health conserved. If It was the object of tho legislature to reduce the num ber of saloons by making it increas ingly difficult for the dealers to ob tain supporters it should have gone about It in an entirely different way. If it should be found feasible to turn over the ownership of pieces of prop erty to a certain number' of citizens, thus making taxpayers of them for the express purpose of beating the law, the State will have only Itself to blame. Ownership of property does not establish a conspiracy on the part of its owners because they happen to have their names on the back of liquor licenses. Morally one may be satisfied that they would not otherwise have acquired the land and the buildings thereon but it might bo found a dif ferent thing to prove that the law had in consequence been violated. But at best the ruse could have but a short life. The moment the State be came convinced that a moral wrong was done in a legal way it could find through the legislature a means of correcting it. In other words as pitiful as the proposed violation of a moral law Is at the very worst it could do but little harm. The actual seriousness of the dis cussion which has raged since It was realized what the General Assembly did to tie up the liquor business con cerns tho mistaken attitude of the State of Connecticut in this connec tion and in every other connection which brings under consideration its treatment of the business. There is no distinct and convincing prohibition movement In the State of Connecticut. There are a few men earnest in their beliefs that their views of what should be done are right, who would Impose them on their fellows, but as a broad proposition the Con necticut attitude towards the liquor business Is one of intelligent tolerance. Wo speak of the attitude of the great masses of the people, not of those who make of the business an adjunct to political enterprises. When the time comes for them to be heard they will compel tho legislature to jtndertake tho study of the problem from the right end and then enforce their de crees in a manner which can be recon ciled with good government. In the meantime the more the discussion is carried on as it is being carried on the better the masses will understand what Is required of them. In this, as In most matters, the plain people can best be trusted to reach a sound con clusion and solution. Is the umpire ever owned? asks the Philadelphia Inquirer. If ho is he must be in great doubt as to whom or to what he belongs. THE SAME OLD STOUT, The Swiss seem determined to build that railroad up the Matter horn. "We cannot run this country for the idealists," say they in answer to the protest signed by 100,000 peo ple of various nations. "Not one of those who signed the protest will stay away because of the railroad, while It will bring thousands of vlsi-' tors." The protest is re-enforced by many ' newspapers of Switzerland which hold that the vulgarizing of Swiss scenery has gone far enough, and that to Impair it further may kill the goose that lays the golden egg. It is the same old story. Niagara Falls is attacked by the utilitarians, and even. , the New Haven Green hasn't wholly escaped. Whatever happens to he other beauties 'and grandeurs, let us save that. VBAT CAS BE DOSE. What can be done in this wonderful country is indicated Dy the story of Henry L. Plttock. Fifty-eight years ago there arHyed in Portland, Oregon, a footsore and weary printer boy, looking for a job. This printer boy was Henry L. Plttock, now the chief owner of the. Oregonian and one of the big timber barons of the Paclflo northwest. In addition to running his newspaper,' just flfty-ono years ago young Plttock got together $300 and bought a block of ground. It was away out In the woods and covered with timber. Portyma was the home of the Oregon penitentiary' then, and he made a contract with the State government to have the convicts clear his ground for $100, making the total cost $400. He carried this property for four years without getting any re turn from it, and then he married and built a little cottage on one corner; as he prospered he built a larger house, but an exceedingly modest one, and he is just moving from that to give place to a modern skyscraper. This block, which cost a total of $400, has been leased for ninety-nine years. The ground rent for the first ten years will be $30,000 a year and each five years this will be Increased ten per ont. un til from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2005, the annual rent of the block will be $103,568. Very encouraging. It may also be pointed out that a good many people who "arrived" less than fifty-eight years agOjhave succeeded in getting into well-conducted almshouses, where they live tranquil and care-free lives. Governor Hughes says he is too busy to talk politics. He Is probably not too busy to talk baby-talk. A Matter ot Principle. I'm one o' the most open-handed men That ever you happened to see. It folks get hard up for some money then They're always acoming to me. I don't want no pay; I'd sooner not, But the Interest still they bring. It ain't that I cars for the stuff ono Jot, It's tho principle ot the thing. I wont every cent that I reckon's due, AnJ I see that my debtors pay. I'll get what's coming If I have to sue, Though it's quite nn expensive way. It ain't the question o' the cash amount, It nln't that to gold I cling. It ain't the money I would ever count, It's the principle of the thing. I always calculated .money's dross, But I'm saving a" that 1 oan And I like some profit and I don't like loss, And for profit I scheme and plan. But don't think riches is for what I live. For we know that they do take wing. Still, I'd sooner take 'cm than I would to give. It's the principle of the thing. Chicago News. The ocean liners out of New York this season have carried over 2,700 more passengers so far than they did during the entire season last year. SAYINGS AXD DOIXGS. Peru Is considering the feasibility of building a seventy-five mile railroad from the rich rubber districts of the Purus to a point on the Ucayall river, wnicn would turn the immense rub ber traffic to Iauitosr. At cresent these products go through Brazil. An undertaker named Roberts, at Walthamstow, England, several years ago burled, at his own expense, the bodies of a friendless woman and child who had been murdered, rather than see them laid in a pauper's grave. He has Just received $25,000, bequeathed him by an old gentleman who had admired his act. During the Boer war many British officers lost their lives because of hav ing carried their swords Into action, the weapons enabling the Boer rifle men to distinguish officers from the rank and file. The losses became so serious that orders were Issued for officers to carry rifles and equipment similar to that of the private soldier. These orders have remained in exist ence up to the present time, but their further necessity is now a matter of debate. An interesting application of the X rays is for the detection of the pearl Inside the closed shell of the mollusc. In a paper contributed to the Comptes Rendus, of the Biological Society, of Paris, R. Dubois gives an account of radiographs which he has made, showing a pearl Inside a species of pearl-bearing mussel. He notes also that a similar radiograph of a pearl Inside a shell was made by Auguste Lumiere, and exhibited at the Colonial Exposition, at Marseilles, in 1908. The farmers who are planting lo cust trees in Kansas declare that there Is no more profitable way of utilizing cheap land. They figure It this way: Two thousand four hundred trees can be planted to an acre; in eight years these trees will be large enough to cut for fence posts and each tree will yield two posts. At retail these posts will be worth twenty-five cents each, or fifty cents a tree. That means at re- tall a crop worth $1,200 per acre at the end of eight years, or an average of $150 an acre a year. St. Helena is determined to suppress Juvenile smoking. The new law that has just come into force in the lonely little Napoleonlo island would proba bly be deemed Draconian by the aver age London youngster, saj's The Pall Mall Gazette. Any person giving or selling tobacco to boys or girls under the age of sixteen is liable to a fine of twenty shillings for the flret offense and forty shillings for each subse quent offense. Boys detected In the act of smoking or in the possession of tobacco or cigarettes are liable to a fine of five shillings and twelve strokes with the birch., The Iron Age says that evidence ex ists that a, work similar to the famous Slmplon tunnel, but on a smaller1 scale, was executed some twenty-four centuries ago. Owing to the bad state of the water supply of Jerusa lem, the King ordered a reservoir to be made at the gates of the city, to which water was to be brought from various springs. The Shiloh tunnel, by means of which water was brought down from a source to the east of Jerusalem and poured into the pool Of Slloam, was 1,080 feet long and in a straight line. It has been learned that work was begun at both ends of the tunnel and the direction altered a number of times. The floor of the tunnel is finished with great care. The width varies from 1.9 to three feet, and the height from three to nine feet. There is much speculation as to how these engineers gauged their direction so well as to be able to re cognize and correct errors in align ment. OUR CONTEMPORARIES. Fltnea. (Hartford Times.) The musical extravaganisa, "The Land of Nod," Is shortly to be present ed on a New Haven stage. The fitness of having a play with this title given In New Haven ought to be appreciated in the editorial department of the esteemed Journal and Courier. Bloody Sunday. (New York World.) Automobiles on Sunday killed a mar quis, a baron, an eminent Italian law yer, a rich man's son, a butler, a boy and a girl, while Injuring many oth ers, one fatally. On the Sunday before, they killed . a Boston stock-broker and his chauffeur, a Chattanooga capitalist and a Phlla delphian. On Sunday, August 18, they virtually exterminated the Root famD of Bristol, Connectlout, leaving only a little girl as the survivor of a party of Ave. The Sundays of July had each their gory record of cars smashed and riders or pedestrians slain or mangled, that of Sunday, July 28, being redeem ed by the action of William Todd WU eox in unhesitatingly driving hla car into a pile of builder's material rather than run down two children In the highway a rare act of self-sacrifice. What Sunday indeed, from the first spring day till the snow falls, is with out Its ghastly chrpnlcle of lives blot ted out by reckless speed-mania? How long Is the slaughter to continue which reaches its bloody culmination on the Sabbath? Every death due to reckless motor ing makes a farce o the law. In France, Germany and Switzerland owners and drivers of cars that kill are sent to Jail as summarily as If the weapon had been a revolver or a knife. What one is behind the bars here, where judges quibble as to whether tho penalty for overspeeding shall be a fine of $100 under the provisions of the State law or $10 according to the Al dermanlc ordinance? Life is cheaper in America, thanks to Incompetent railroad management, Jer ry building, theater and tenement Area and a hundred other causes, than any where else In the civilized world. But it is yet worth more than the pleayuna price at which the speed-mad motorist holds it. A useful thing about being married lis that if you make a mistake In bug iness you can get mad with your wife for it. iNew York Press, EXPERIMENTAL. A dyer had brouj.Lt hla dye stuff to Caesar, who was experimenting in royal purples. In handling the vase containing the stuff the dyer clumsily spilled a drop or two on Caesar's toga. The invader of Gaul was greatly angered. Seizing the vase of dye he hurled it after the fleeing dyer. "The dye is cast," he said, and went in to change hl linen. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "But, Captain Brace, why do they always call a ship 'she'?" "Lord, miss, you wouldn't aek that ef you'd ever tried ter steer one." Judge. . Husband (sighing) "She gave me her hand yesterday, and promised that she would try to control her temper, and to-day she threw me downstairs; Frailty, thy name Is woman!" Trans lated for Transatlantic Tales from Flle gendo Blatter. "Bay, Hugo, don't you get punished at home, when you're naughty?" "Nope. Papa and mamma are both lawyers, and they caa't agree on the punishment!" Fliegende Blatter. "I thought you were married, and yet you're sewing on your own but tons!" "I am married, but I keep my inde pendence, let me tell your-Meggen-dorfar Blatter. "Goodjey's in a bad way. He's got such a sore throat he can't talk, and "I saw him on the street to-day and he seems to have a black eye, too." "That's just It. Not being able to use hla voice he can't explain to peo ple that he got the black eye In a per fectly innocent way." Philadelphia Press. She "Last .night was the fourteenth time that I've dreamed of a seaside resort. Husband "Good! You certainly must have had enough of it already!" Translated lor Transatlantic Tales' ffom Meggendorfer Blatter. "The railroads are on the blink. It's hard on the' poor suburbanite." "How so?" , "Has to carry his life in his hands In addition to his other packages." Louisville Courier-Journal. The Home Coming THE next few weeks will brinS back the Summer wanderers and that part of the city which has been peacefully napping through the hot weather will wake up and prepare itself, for a more strenuous existence. Houses will be opened up . and there will be many little needs, cropping up here and there in the household mach inery, which we can supply. The value of our department of high grade kitchenware and cutlery has been proved by an ever increasing business. Are you familiar with them ? 2JiHE,T 320 Staje t. The Todd corsets com bine dainty materials with the moat careful construction. The hlerh libust, mall waist, and jmi Boaomen enecis are the lateet figure require ments. "1 . I A ... "a juit&Biio siuu&ings, etc., '$. to measure. i . 7 Henry H. Todd SPa-284 YORK ST. CLOSED DURING AUGUST, ffl V 1 warn BARGAINS WORTH LOOKING UP We have a small number of porch rockers and chairs, in natural color or painted green, woven reed backs and seats, in a number of different sizes, which we must close out, so have reduced the price 25 per cent. Also some very desirable sizes of the celebrated COLD STORAGE REFRIGERATORS at 25 per cent, discount. 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