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- 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
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,
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
, '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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And for profit I scheme and plan.
But don't think riches is for what I
For we know that they do take wing.
Still, I'd sooner take 'cm than I would
It's the principle of the thing.
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
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.
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.
(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
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
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
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,
A dyer had brouj.Lt hla dye stuff to
Caesar, who was experimenting in
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
"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."
. 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
"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
"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
She "Last .night was the fourteenth
time that I've dreamed of a seaside
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."
, "Has to carry his life in his hands
In addition to his other packages."
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
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.
7 Henry H. Todd
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