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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1907.
THE CARRIXGTOW PUBLISHING CO. OFFICE. 400 STATE STREET. NEW HAVE?!. CONN. THE OLDEST DAILY PAPER PUB LISHED IN CONNECTICUT. Founded 1708. DELIVERED BT CARRIERS IN THE CITY, 12 CENTS A WEEK, BO CENT3 A MONTH. S3 FOR SIX MONTHS, 6 A TEAR. THE SAME TERMS BY MAIL. SINGLE COPIES. 2 CENTS. . TELEPHONES I EDITORIAL ROOM, 66. BUSINESS OFFICE. (39 81. THE WEEKLY JUTTB.TVAL. timed Thursday. One Dollnr a Year. THE yAYAL CSVISE. Though he Is deprived by circum stances over which he has no con trol of a district which he may repre sent upon the floor of the house of representatives Congressman at Large Lilley of Waterbury finds a .wide spread audience to address upon the subject of the proposed expedition of sixteen battleships to the Pacific Ocean. That he has addressed his in terested hearers In a manner to com mand their instant attention has led the Springfield Republican to accept him on that account as a winning can didate for the governorship of the State of Connecticut. Aside from his eligibility for that 'office we have no hesitation whatever in saying that In condemning the proposed naval cruise he has struck the note that needed" to be struck to arouse the American peo ple to the mischief of it. It-will be remembered that when the expedition was first spoken of there was more or less talk .about a friction with Japan on account of the school disturbance In the city of San Francisco. It was feared that the ap pearance there of a number of first class battleships would give the land of Nippon reason to question our good faith. Discovering the fact that the country was nervous about the trip the administration after many devious twists and turns let it be understood that It had been abandoned. It Is now understood to be the perfected plan of the administration to send this large number of battleships to the Pa cific for the purpose of navy dlsci--pllne and experience. The announce ment has not provoked the same feel ing of apprehension because the stage setting is different. The general feel ing has been that there must be the best of reasons for Indulging in this imposing display of force In that sec tion of the country, but now Upon ex amination those reasons do not con vince. People are beginning to ask themselves why even for the purpose of discipline the ships shjuld be sent such a great distance, leaving the At lantic seaboard practically undefend ed? There appears to be no new rea sons why so large an undertaking should be made when In the years that have gone the same purpose has been effected without the proposed expense and endurance. , The nation does not seem to be in such a need for naval development that the unus ual thing should be done. It might be a very serious matter to denude the Atlantic seaboard of Its sole protection, especially as it means, as Mr. Lilley points out, that there is no navy yard equipment where the battleships are going sufficient to properly care for them. He declares that he is at a loss to know what is going to be done with the fleet when It reaches Its destination. We have there, he says, "only two yards, one of i which, Mare Island, might as well be In Tucson, Arizona, there being about the same amount of water in either "' place." He finds after a diligent In qulry among naval officers that the only thing to be gained by the expe dition is a practical test of our ability to assemble a sufficient amount of coal on the east and west coasts of South America. Mr. Lilley then goes on to say in a truly democratic spirit of Indifference to the finer sensitive ness of the administration: "There may be something to be gained In the great moral effect on the republics of South America, who, having seen our great fighting strength, will think more than once before pulling any feathers out of the tail of the great American eagle. If the matter of this cruise was taken up In the house I believe there would be small chance for a resolu tion to appropriate a million dollars for this purpose. The cost will be paid out of the contingent emergency or maintenance fund. From a strategic point of view there Is nothing to be gained. To make a show of force to Japan is entirely unnecessary. She is not Intending to take on the expense of war while she is having difficulty to borrow money to pay her current expenses. The whole thing reminds me of the King of France who with ten thousand men marched up the hill and then marched down again. If the purpose Is to parade around on a visit to Secretary Metcalf's home at San Francisco and then return, and my information is that they are to return, I see no objection, except the waste of $1,000,000." Naturally widespread attention has been called to these statements be cause Mr. Lilley Is a member of the naval committee and it is quite likely that they may have such an effect as to call forth a popular protest. They are certainly the views of a practical man who Is in touch with the needs of the navy. The Springfield Repub lican is convinced that a man who can talk with such independence should be governor of Connecticut, to which we agree, but may we ask what the need or excuse is of electing an other independent man to the gover norship of Connecticut when a show of independence means his relegation to private life the moment the oppor tunity presents itself? It is plain what is to be done to Governor Woodruff for daring to have views of his own, in their way just as independent as those expressed by Congressman Lil ley, He Is to be punished for having dared to insist. The real friends of Mr. Lilley will h&rdly urge that ho be given similar treatment. The hind of governor the machine wants and pro poses to have if possible is one who will look pretty and say nothing. That Is not the Lilley or the .Woodruff pat tern. Go to school cheerfully, Bub. If you don't you will never be President and hunt bears, "wealthy malefac tors," and other big game. inn check jo pokrowg. Some of the big cities of the coun try are finding It hard to borrow money. Some of the big railroads are having the same dKTiculty. Big men are cramped. And the little folks are finding that usury is even a little more usurious than usual on account of the "tightness" of money. It's an 111 wind that blows no good. There has been some pretty tall bor rowing. "The future" has been dis counted In a way that was often more reckless than progressive. It will do no harm for all concerned to be com pelled to realize that money Is mon ey, and that it Is not always wise to have things that can't be afforded. In dustry and economy will bring the country out of the present pinch bet ter than more and more costly bor rowing. EXCOURAGISG. The decrease of wood from which paper can be made Is leading to ex periments with other fibrous sub stances. In this country it is thought that paper can be manufactured from cornstalks, cotton-stalks and sugar cane refuse, and In Burmah it Is be lieved that the manufacture of paper pulp from the bamboo will be prac ticable from a commercial point of view. The prospects of an export trade for unbleached bamboo pulp appear to be favorable, having regard to the excellent quality of the pulp prepared under favorable conditions." It Is esti mated that a ton of unbleached bam boo pulp could be produced in Bur mah for $27, Including manufactur ing costs, interest and miscellaneous charges. This cost, supplemented by the freight to England and sundry dues, would be increased to $37 as the price delivered to London or Liv erpool, and considering the quality of the pulp a profit should be realized, since wood pulp is valued at $40 to $45 a ton. Which Is encouraging. Perhaps we shall soon hear in this country that there is a plenty of good material for paper which can be utilized. It Is to be hoped we shall. If anything should happen so that the Sunday newspa pers couldn't afford to furnish as much daubed paper as they do now It would be a misfortune that would be severely felt. The plum crop Is said to be right. A good many politicians waiting for the plum tree to shaken. all are bo A. SERIOVS CHARGE. At the field day of the Christian Citi zenship Union the other day the aB sembly passed resolutions charging that a large sum of money was raised by the liquor dealers of the State last fall to Influence the General Assembly and that the "funds were used for the purpose of attempting to corrupt leg islation." In the judgment of the Hartford Times If the charge is true the facts ought to be spread before the public. If the facts are not true the resolutions should be withdrawn. There is no reason whatever to doubt that the liquor dealers of the State raised a fund with which to protect their interests before the last legislature. There are a good many rea sons to doubt the intimation that the money or any part of It got as far as the pockets of the legislators. As Is usually the case with funds of that character the members get the benefit of an intimate acquaintance with the lobby and the lobby hold fast to the cash. We quite agree with the Times, however, that if the temperance peo ple have facts to prove their charges they should make them public FIXAXC1X01 A CAMTAIGX. Towards the close of the last pres idential campaign Judge Alton B. Parker, the candidate of the Demo cratic party, in a tall-end car speech at the city of Meriden, asserted vig orously that the big corporations of the country were financing the Re publican campaign. The charge was quickly sent over the wires and in a few hours was strenuously denied by Mr. Kooseveit, who said it was un quallfiedly false. The New York World has now printed a partial list of the contributions which foots up over a quarter of a million &nd it is seen that Judge Parker knew Just what he was talking about. Among the contributors are found tuch familiar names as Edward H. tlarriman, H. McK. Twombly, repre senting the Vanderbilt interests, Chauncey M. Depew, James Hazen Hyde, the Equitable Life Insurance company, J. Pierpont Morgan, George W. Perkins, representing the New. York Life, II. II. Rogers, Wil liam Rockefeller, John D. Archbold and several others. From one point of view there Is no reason why these men of many millions should not give to party funds in proportion to their wealth just as poor men give ii pro portion to tht-lr possessions. It Is con ceivable that they are filled with the fires of patriotism, but it Is not con ceivable that having given with such magnificence their contributions should be concealed. In fact It Is the concealment of the Interest of these contributors In the campaign that has made all of the trouble. If the books of the Republican party had been open to public Inspection and these names were found In them there might still have been some comment of an adverse character, but it could never have given to the caustic charge made by Judge Parkr .the signifi cance which was at once attached to it even after Mr. Roosevelt's Indig nant denial. Because the books were closed and kept closed the feeling now that the disclosure has come Is one of suspicion as to the motives of the givers and the motives of the campaign managers In accepting the money. There are two motives which move men to give money to a party cam paign fund. One is the motive pro voked by love of party and a practi cal realization of the need there al ways is of money to make the politi cal mare go. In this class, too, will be found contributors who seek In event of victory sorm of the many spoils of the victory. The second mo tive for giving Is not bo respectable, but It has in mind the advantage to be derived from the victorious party. It was either Jay Gould or Mr. Have- meyer of the Sugar trust who stated on the witness stand that in Repub lican districts he gave with the en thusiasm of a Republican and In Dem ocratic districts with the enthusiasm of a Democrat. Not everybody will assign to these contributors to the last Republican campaign fund the 'Sim ple patriotic motive. Most people will believe, whether justifiably so or not, that they gave In order to be consult ed in event of unfavorable legislation being considered by Congress and the executive department, not necessarily protected against all legislation uh- sulted to their purpose, but conferred with before confronted by such legis lation. In other words the same old human element enters into the study of the transaction to confuse one's faith In the altruistic character of the bargain, if It may be called by that name. Men do give to their party for the love of the party and never ask favors afterwards, but did these men? At any rate It is just such transac tions as this which has whetted the demand for laws limiting the amount of money a political party may receive and spend. Some day perhaps the government will see the futility of at tempting to break and harness the In dependent money devil in politics and itself finance every campaign, abso lutely forbidding parties to use money of their own except under the most open conditions of publicity. It Is already predicted that Presi dent Roosevelt's next message to con gress will be a startling document. Very likely. Only the Holy Jumpers could do proper credit to. some of the President's startlers. A CHICAGO PESFOItXAXCE, There Is a curious situation In Chi cago. Mayor Busse has notified the or ganized saloon and brewery Interests of the city that if they do not cease their opposition to the new city char ter, on which a vote is soon to be taken, he will teach them something. The organized interests aforesaid feel, it appears, that under the new char ter, laws regulating them might be more severe, and hence their offense is defined as endeavoring to obtain a dominant position in the city and to defeat measures of public benefit that they fear might affect their business. The mayor declared that he "had made a plain statement of his Inten tion not to Interfere with the saloons as they had been conducted before him and that he had hoped to make it possible for them to be conducted in an orderly manner with all the privileges it was possible to grant such places when orderly." And he deliver- ed this ultimatum: If these methods (of opposition to the charter) are continued, and If because of them the charter is defeated, I think that all the saloons of the city will be closed the Sunday after September 17, and I think they will remain closed for three years and eight months. I do not wish to be understood as making threats, but if the saloons of this city have come to the opinion that they can run the city it Is time to restrict their power. In other words, if "the liquor in terest" of Chicago doesn't get out of the charter contest the law will be en forced against it, and the protection it has hitherto enjoyed will be taken away from it. Some Inquisitive people will ask why the law shouldn't have been enforced before, and why the mayor should feel entitled to grant or withdraw the privilege of law breaking. A Black Hand organization has been unearthed In Pittsburg. The black face there hasn't yet got or ganized. wonin sa rio. Time is money, and ft Is also sev eral other things." So perhaps the ef fort of the manager of the Keystone Telephone company in Philadelphia to save time does not merit some of the criticism showered on It. lie has an nounced a new rule whereby all oper ators will cut out the "please", in ad dressing patrons, and the subscribers are requested to do the same. The traffic manager of the company com putes that the girls at the switch board have snid "please" 900,000 times every twenty-four hours, and allowing half a second to say the word each time, this means 7,500 minutes or 125 hours lost every day. Of course the subscribers, both those who didn't say "please" and those who did, will for awhile miss the pleasant "please" of the telephone girls. Perhaps some of the girls who might have married rich men if they had continued to say "please" right will not now marry rich men. But 'business" will be a gainer, and what ever Interferes with business should and must g- "An(l 'f Philadelphia, which has been called a slow town, has got so - rapid that she can't af ford to say "please" any more it Is time for the towns that have called themselves speedy to wake up. Cut out the "please," pleaso. Also find some way to cut out tho "lino busy." IV H l XIQHTFD CII1X I. They used to pray for rain In this country, and carry umbrellas to tho place of prayer to show their faith. During the recent dry spell, which has been succeeded by a wet spell, we suppose there was some, praying for rain, but not enough to be very no ticeable. But in China, where they are not yet civilized enough to cease to openly defcend on the favor of the gods, there has been fervent prayer for rain, there has been rain, and thanksgiving for rain. An imperial decree tells how It was, as follows: As there has not been enough rain In Pekln, we personally attended Chlashengsu and offered incense and despatched Prince Li and others re peatedly to Takaotlen and Prince Tsal Hsun and others to Shlhylngkung and other temples and dedicated in cense. We also held special ritual ser vices at the temples praying for rain. Thus we have been favored with enough rain now, for which we feel thankful, and we hereby express our thanks for the favor. On the 26th July We despatch Prince LI to Takaotlen on our behalf to offer Incense, Prince Tsai Hsun to Shlhyingkung, Prince Tsal Tao to Shaohsien-mlao, Duke Tsal Tse to Hsuan Jen mlao, Prince Pu Lun to Yiho-mlo on the same dato to offer incense, and We also despatch Pu Cho, an Assistant Cham berlain, to Hehlungtan and Duke Tsal Tsao to Palungtan to offer In cense, and thus perform the thanks giving services. On the same day special tables will be prepared at Tak aotlen and Chaloshangsu for the ser vice. We desire further response to prayers so as to console our people. It Is time to send more missionaries to those benighted people. They should learn to get their rain from "proph ets." rnlnmnkers. and such, as the highly civilized people do. Tho Schoolboy's Complaint. There's no more barefoot days fer me, There's no more swimmln in the pool Becose I have tor ko ter school. N maw. aha savs I KOtter wash n comb my hair 'N slick up 'n buy a pair Ctf hrfiTlrt.r,r chnl9 Wlcll feel l,lke red-hot lend 'n clmme toothacha 'N wear blouse pants all baggy at the Kneos, 'N new starched waists, 'n squeeze Mr neck into a collar stiff 'n whito, Wtch makes mo almost wnnter f"ht, Becose it chokes 'n then somo more 'N rls the blistered places sole, "N 'en I gotter wear a hat With big, wide brim 'n awful flat. 'Cose "Hats is Rood fer freckle spots" My maw, she thinks 'at she knows lota My maw I know 'at she'll be glad, Becose. she suvs I'm awful bad, 'N track more mud in on my leet Than any kid upon our street. But Towser'll get 'n whine all day Hflf-nn ha knnwa Qt I'm ftWay. 'N I must write 'till my pore hand's numb, (I wlsht 'at I was deef 'n dumb), 'N n&t plav hooky 'n such stuff, 'N wonJtr If She'll be ft bluff 'N Tint ho n,W at rnllr-all. Oh, dear, I wlsht there warn't no school at all! Mary Dillingham in Indianapolis Iews. SATIXGS AtrD &0ZHG8. Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe of Pasadena, California, who in 1S65 made the first artificial ice ever pro duced in the United States, has just celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday. An Ivy recently cost the members of the Baptist church at Yarborough, England, $3,000. It established Itself In a crevice and gradually wedged the stones out of place, so that the re pairs cost that amount. The Atchison (Kansas) Globe finds that when a man is so busy he can't look up this Is what happens: He is called to the telephone by a woman whose voice sounds as If she were away off in Russia suffering with a cold in her head, and talking with a bed quilt over her mouth. The free-arm style of handwriting, which is to displace vertical writing in tho New York public schools, accord ing to Supt. Maxwell has done away with copy books for good, so that no body can say that the change is be ins made In the Interest of some en terprising firm of publishers. At the recent exposition of the French Society of Physics exhibitions were given of an ingenious combina tion of tho phonograph with the cine matograph, whereby the figures on tho screen were caused to go through alt the motions of singing, while the sounds Issued concordantly from the phonograph, so that the illusion was astonishingly complete. The other day there was a pre sentation ceremony on the British cruiser Cochrane, named after the great admiral. Two Cochranes ara officers of this cruiser and they joined with the rest of the family In giving to the cruiser a shield. The cere mony brought out the fact that with in a hundred years six men of the name or uoenrane ana ui mc muuu ui the liberator of Chili have held the rank Of admiral In the British navy, and that for twice as long every male Cochrane has become a member tha service. of Efforts arc now being made France to acclimatize there rnmnhor tree of Japan. These In the are made principally in the departments along the Mediterranean border. The climate there might prove to be ap propriate to the cultivation of the camphor tree, the product of which Is so very expensive. The tree contains, In its leaves especially, quantities of camphor sufficiently important to cov er the expenses of extraction, and Its cultivation might come .to be remun erative for the southern departments of France, which have suffered ana are still suffering so much from wine crisis. the Thirty million of dollars Is the value of the orange and lemon crops this season to the ranches, shippers and railroads of southern California, as estimated by the, two great fruit exchanges. So far this season 28,406 carloads of oranges and lemons have been marketed east ' of the Rocky mountains. Of these 23,336 were or anges and 8,070 lemons. Approximate ly one-third of tho great sum received for southern California fruit goes to the railroads for freight and Icing charges at tho rate of about $380 a car, or a total of about $10,000,000. The other $20,000,000 is divided be tween the growers, shippers and for charges of packing, etc. OVTl CONTEMPOHABJES. I'nlt Rale .Among Republlc. (From Leslie's Weekly.) It was in' the national convention of 1880 that tho unit rule was formally and probabty flnafly abandoned by the Renubllcans. William xi. Kooenson and some of the other New York dele gates wanted to break away from the instructions Of their State, wnicn wuuiu bind them to vote for Gen. Grant for a third nomination, and the convention sustained tnem. . inn , ww1"1, Conkling, who was the leader oi Grant forces m m convrnuon, n started the feud between ConkllnR d Rohrtnon. which had tragic conse- qne.nces after Garflold, the nominee ot the convention, ana uic -icivji i election, appointed Robertson to be collector of tho port at New York. The fight which this Robertson feud started sDlit the Republicans In New York, hampered them In other States, gave Cleveland his Immense majority for governor In 18S2, and made him Presi dent In 1884. No serious attempt has been made to restore the unit rule in the Republican conventions since 1880. The individ ual delegate votes ns ha chooses, re gardless of the ukase of the bosses. In this respect Republican conventions are more democratic than are Democratic conventions. Likewise they are more national. Through the unit rule State sovereisnty aserts itself decisively in Democratic assemblages. The New Morals. (New York Tribune.) The new standards of right and wrong are, of course, extremely im pressionistic. Whatever a man thinks Is best for him is right, Just as what ever a man thinks Is blue Is blue, no matter If to nine out of every ten men It Is red; or, Just as under the new doctrine of "pragmatism," Whatever a man thinks is true is true. If your ego finds the marriage and divorce laws Inconvenient, why, they are immoral, and that is all there is to it. You have a right to your own standards, for are you not an "Individuality, that most tremendous thing In the world? Egos have more trouble With monog-amy than with any other old fashioned Institution, but as the new morality know3 no abstract, good or bad and every Individual is entitled to his own "Impressions" of morality, it ouirht not to be long before some of our most "exaggerated egos" will find It extremelv inexpedient that they should have small or no means while other persons roll in wealth. The crtd moral notions about stealing will have to go, and so with the other outworn pre judices that hamper an ego on its up Hard way. As it is now some of our most enterprising egos are In Jail, so painfully has the development of In dividuality been restrained by. the old social code of morals. The new mor als are of the essence of liberty. Their great principle Is: Every man shau do as he pleases: to do Otherwise la the only Immorality. Give the egos a chance! They have suffered too long from the shackles of society. An "ex asperated ego'' is the apex of human development. - EDPCATIOXAL. "Policeman, Chat ruffian took my wife's arm.'i' "All right, sir. We'll search '1m at the station." Punch. "Pa, why do people always talk about Dams Gossip'?" "Because it Isn't polite to leave the 'e' off." Chicago Record-Herald. The VisitorHow old are you, Tom? The Boy Aw, m& says I'm too young to eat the things I like, an' I'm too old to cry when I don't get 'em! Tit-Bits. "You refuse to sign those papyri?" "I do." "Gee!" exclaimed a Grecian gallery god. "Dese mellerdrammers never has nuttln" new!" Washington Herald. Mr. Townguy How long does a fish grow in a year? The Guide Wa-al, It depends on who's tellln' It an' his eddloatlon an' naterai Inventiveness. Chicago News. "Why is it that it is so' easy to gath er an inquisitive crowd In the street? Is It because people haven't anything: else to do?" ; "No: it is because they'd rather not do it." Llpplncott's. "Mrs. Chatterton is a perfect talking machine." "tAs a piece of machinery, 'though, she lacks one detail." "What is that?" "Tho exhaust." Baltimore American. Ajax had Just defied the lightning. "Fine!"- cried his wife, '"'but wh;- do you always stick your head under the bedclothes at home?" Thus we learn again that a prophet Is without honor in his own house. New York Sun. "How many inhabitants has Crimson Gulch, according to the latest census?" Inquired the tourist. "There hasn't been no census in Crimson Gulch," answered Bronco Bob.' "You don't suppose anybody would be fool enough to go through this town with a note book askin" all them per sonal questions, do you?"S-Washlngton Star. "How old are you?" asked the Jus tice. "I dunno, suh." "Donf you know your own age?" "No, suh." . - "That's strange." f "You may think so now, suh," was the reply, "but when you has been in the penitentiary as long as I has you'll lose track er time, too!" Atlanta Con stitution. The RETURN of the TOWN. o UR people are getting back trom snore and mountain and across the pond. Houses are being opened up and the mustiness and dustiness of Summer is fast disappearing before the efforts of the returning hoosekeep. ers. In the process of opening up yvu u pivvuuiy uiMLiver mat many household necessities are lost. strayed or otherwise missing. Do you know Of a better store than ours to supply the various needs of the kitchen and the cook. We dou t. Candidly now, we don't ! 7546HVELT,-320 &TAJE T. "The Secret of Slenderness." A feature so essential tn the present styles ytles In wearing the cel- uraieu jtoaa tjorsets the correct foundation for modish gowns. Elastlo stockings, etc., to measure. Henry H. Todd TORK ST. Amva! of New Ftttnitttfe. The almost daily arrival of new consignments of furniture makes this store a centre of interest to parties about to furnish, and we cordially invite them to keep in touch with our new offerings by frequent visits. 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