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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AMD COURIER, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1907.
p lamia: sua Courier THE CAURIXGTOX PUBLISHING CO. 1 OFFICE, 400 STATE STREET. XEW HA VEX, COJfW. THE OLDEST DltlY PAPER PtTB- Founded 1700. DELIVERED BT CARRIERS IN THE CITY, 12 CENTS A WEEK. 50 CENTS A MONTH. $3 FOR SIX MONTHS, (6 K TEAR. THE SAME TERMS BT 'MAIL. SINGM COPIES. 2 CENTS. TELEPHONES I EDITORIAL ROOM. 66. BUSINESS OFFICE. 3981. THE WEEKLY JOT7RNAL. tuned Thursday. ,Ono Dollar a Tear. , THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP. . The announcement fa made from the executive offices at Oyster Bay that the advance copies of the speech es to be made by President Roosevelt next week and the week following will be carefully guarded lest they be printed before they are delivered. It has been the custom of the President and of public men in general to send out complete copies of addresses to be made In order to Insure their publica tion In the newspapers of the country. The Provlncetown speech was acci dentally printed In a, periodical con trolled by a close personal friend of Mr. Roosevelt before it was delivered and In that way was brought to the attention of Wall street and discount ed before the market opened. It is his determination that a similar break shall not occur again. We are not so much concerned with the occasional printing of presidential speeches in advance as we are with the tone they are likely to take on. We have" said before that there was rea son to hope that In the '1 impending speeches the President would see fit to modify their spirit. No pne expects, and no good citizen looks to him up on any occasion to soften his assur ance that the laws of the land shall be impartially enforced, but all good citizens', on the other hand, have good reason to look to him to squeeze out everything that can be construed as a vindictive attack on capital in the name of good government. They learn from more or less reliable sources -that In the forthcoming speeches the President Intends to repeat In spirit the speech made at Provlncetown, which did more to add to the confus ion of the hour than any speech he ever made. Says the Oyster Bay corre spondent of the New Tork World, who has earned an enviable reputation for accuracy of statement: "Those who have been expecting the President to say or do something to reassure Wall street are doomed to disappointment. In the six speeches he Is to deliver on his coming trip it is understood he will say things more radical than he has yet given utterance to and will pledge his administration to a war to the death on all lawbreakers high or low. There is to be increased effort to break up illegal combinations and not a ray of hope for the defiant finan ciers of Wall street." The disturbing feature of this state ment consists In Its tone and spirit. No- one wants President Roosevelt for a. moment to play Into the hands of Wall street and no intelligent person expects him to let up on the lawbreak era of the country, but everyone has ,the right to expect that in his assault upon the wicked he shall not Injure : the law-abiding, who constitute the great majority of the people of the ' country. His contemplated ferocity i provokes one, too, to Inquire for the i necessity of additional attacks on wil ful capital. He has declared over and over again that his unshaken policy 1b to follow the trail of the evil-doers i nd he has moved In a hundred direc I tions to prove the sincerity of his as- l sertlon. We do not believe that there ! is a man In the country who doubts ; his purpose or who believes that so i long as he Ja In office he will strike hands with the lawbreaklng element. It ever a man had reason to be satis fled with his undertaking in these re gards that man Is President Roosevelt. Even those who take naturally to law breaking and who are at most times ready to run a risk and take a chance at dodging continue to He low, con vinced that the storm he has kicked up with the best intentions in the world will not blow over. Why then, It may be asked, does he deem it necessary to repeat the righteous threats he has made, expressed in fiercer language than ever? What new conditions have been created that he hould again fire at the familiar tar get of abuse? Have the evil-doers re turned to their ell ways? Is the pow : er of the government less than It was i When the President first proclaimed his relentless purpose? Must the country be told anew and In stronger j language than ever that he means 1 just what he says and that those who ! look to him lor relief are bound to be disappointed.? Has the President final- ly lost confidence in himself? Has re iteration become the test of his deter mination? These are logical and consistent In quiries to make at this moment of President Roosevelt, who proposes to fire hotter shots than ever. If he has not already convinced the entire coun try that his Is the unalterable deter mination to stamp out illegal conduct on the part of all subjects of the gov ernment It is beyond his great power to do so. If, on the other hand, he has convinced the country of his unalter able purpose, and we contend he has, then repetition may not unjustly sub ject him to. the suspicion of harboring an ulterior purpose of a political na ture. Should that Idea once possess the American people he will deal him self a blow which will materially af fect his place In history. Let up on the law-breakers? Never. But on the oth er hand j is it necessary for a man clothed with authority to exercise that authority to the music of . a brass band? In other words, in the forth coming speeches President Roosevelt has the. chance of his career to prove that while relentless In his pursuit of wrongdoing his poise is undisturbed by the clamor of the crowd. The churches have resumed busi ness, religion, or amusement, or a mixture of all three. v the ymtr danger. Some might have thought, and prob ably did think, that the Englishman who wrote to the Times the other day complaining because sand from a bal loon had fallen on him while he was peacefully enjoying himself in his own garden was a little too pesky particu lar. But an Englishman usually knows what his rights and wrongs are, and is not backward abou't standing up for himself nd speaking for himself. The Englishman wasn't hurt by the sand. He didn't pretend he was. But there was a principle involved, and he wanted to know what right anybody had to drop things on Mm from the sky. That his complafnt was more im portant than it may have seemed to some is indicated 'by the fact that a taker in NIed, a village near Frank-fort-on-Maln, had a fine batch of plum oakes which were cooling on his roof ruined the other day. by a show er of sand ballast thrown over from above by a passing aeronaut. S,j far nobody ha; Tseen seriously damaged by the aeronauts, but what has happened indicates what may hap pen when the sky Is as full of airships the earth is of automobiles and euch. There Will soon have to be seme rules about dropping things from alf- shlpe. ' ; s EVIDENCE OF PROSPERITY. The Hartford Courant announces that It is about to Install a new eleva tor In its lofty building and modestly says: "Frequent visitors at the editor ial rooms of the Courant, and it Is a most agreeable fact that there are many such, will perhaps be shocked to learn that a new passenger eleva tor is about to be put In. For many years they have been accustomed to use the trip from the ground to the top floor of this building largely for the purpose of meditation and rest." We can only feci "delighted" that our esteemed contemporary is pros perous enough to afford a new lift, not so much because it will add to the comfort of Its editorial staff as that it will enable its friends to get more quickly in touch with the buzzards of the brain room. There are those, how ever, who will relish the new conven ience more as a means of leaving the editorial rooms quickly than arriving at them. Indignant subscribers will be glad to get out quickly from under the stony glare of the resourceful editor. Warm admirers who will want to lin ger as long as possible In the at mosphere of the newspaper will, how ever, long for the abandoned vehicle. While the Courant Is preparing to make the ascent of its friends easier The Journal and Courier Is bringing speedily to an achievement its new business office on the ground floor, Thus the .endeavors of old friends make for interest in opposite direc tions. The late- Mr. PInkerton left an es tate of $3,000,000, showing that he could detect money and not let It get away from him after he had caught it. LOCAl BEtF-GOVERNMEST. The "best" people of Chicago are mourning over the defeat of the new charter which was to make their city a much better place to live In. But a lot of the common people of Chicago are very much pleased with the situa tion. It is Interesting to notice that the parade of the United Societies of Local I Self-Government to show their opposi tion to the new charter was an Impres sive tfffalr. The secretary of the organ ization la Anton J. Cernak. The fol lowing shows the composition of the parade: Germans, three hundred socie ties, 7t000 marchers; Bohemians, seven ty eocdetles, 4,000 marchers; Polish, thlrty-twd societies, 2,600 marchers; Croatlans, fifteen societies, 1,000; Nor wegians, one society, with band; Ital ians, fifteen societies; Lithuanians, two societies; Slavonians, ten socieijes; Swedish, three hundred marchers; French, two societies; Belgian, one so ciety, 150 marchers. It appears that the charter conven tion was asked to Include to its meas ure provisions for a freer Sunday In Chicago, and permits for social, frater nal and benevolent societies, enabling them to have what beverages they lik ed at their entertainments. It didn't do it. Hence the parade of the United So cieties for Local Self-Government; and hence other things. Chicago is a big and varied city, and has' some big problems on. its .hands. Whisky is higher, but they are still reaching for it. THE DIRECT PRIMARY. Many of the State newspapers are discussing the use of the direct prim ary principle by the Democratic or ganization In New Haven as If it was a new indulgence. It is not as old as the hills of Connecticut, but It has been In operation for a humber of years. The explanation of the belated interest of our contemporaries lies in the fact that not until it was proposed to enforce the principle in State elec tions was their attention directed to the practice in this city. There - appears to be a disposition on the part o? those Interested In the discussion to accept as a condemna tion of the principle of the direct primary Its not satisfactory enforce ment in this city. There would be a warrant for this conclusion if It could be fairly said that the principle had been given a fair show here. It waB originally undertaken In an honorable desire to escape the arbitrary conduct of the machine, which did all the nominating in its own way and In Its own behalf, but it has encountered obstacles which were unforeseen. Any number of men may present '.hem selvgs as candidates for local nomina tions In the Democratic party under the conditions imposed, which are not onerous or discouraging. It is easy for a group of men to advance the fortunes of their choice If so Inclined, but it Is not easy under the statute laws to obtain an expression of public opinion for the reason that the caucus registration law aeta as a deterrent By requiring those who desire to take part In caucus or primary contests to register as partisans fully, one-half, if not more', of the party members are deprived of a chance to vote. It has been found that the majority of vot ers refuse to register as partisans though willing to register as voters. This enables those who are registered to easily work the primary and keep alive the very evils the direct primary was devised to correct by elimination. It Is no more fair to test the sound ness of the direct primary principle by Its embarrassed enforcement by the Democrats of the city of New Haven than It would be to test the legal abil ity of the Supreme court by the suc cessful operation of the police court The only way in which it can ha suc cessfully tried is to compel its en forcement by legal enactment under stipulated conditions which have been approved by experience. The way Is clearly pointed out In the report made by the commission appointed by Gov ernor Roberts, though to be effective the number of offices to be filled In that popular manner should be con siderably reduced. In addition the registration caucus law should be re pealed so far as the large centers of population are concerned. It was con ceived in a situation which existed In Litchfield county and which never In the world should have been Berlously noticed by the legislature, These things done-" the direct primary act will be found to be the most effective scheme yet devised to stem the power of the machln. As the Bridgeport Farmer truly says: "It Is time lor the American ... i . . people to decide that political organ ization must be confined within legiti mate bounds." When a few men can get together and select a ticket which a cut and dried convention meets to endorse political freedom has been re duced to a farce. The few favored In dividuals may do their work well, but what they do has no place In a State or town supposed to be controlled by the principle of universal suffrage. The. direct primary Is devised in order that popular rule shall be revived If the people really wish to do their own ruling. THE HOPE OF SEW ORLEANS. New Orleans is hoping. It is hoping that the grand scheme for the Improve ment of the Mississippi and the return of commerce to the river will succeed. It looks back to the days when It was one of the leading commercial cities of the Union, ranking third and being on ly surpassed in population and busi ness by New York and Baltimore. Now It ranks as twelfth. Only thirty years ago there were lines of great steam boats plowing the mighty river be tween New Orleans and all the Im portant points up to St. Louis, while from that city fief ts of barges bring ing grain from the interior were con stantly seen in the harbor of New Or leans transferring cargo- to or taking It from sea-going ships. There were al so regular lines of steamers plying be tweu New Orleans and Cincinnati and other cities on the Ohio river, while all 1 the southern tributaries carried a large steamboat 'trade. On the fourth day of October there will be a convention at Memphis to consider the Improvement of the Mis sissippi, and the President will be there. It will be a great meeting and an important one. The entire Mississip pi valley is deeply interested. A scientist says that modesty , is a disease. It doesn't seem to be epi demic. CAN'T AFFORD TO GO HACK. King Oscar of Sweden has lost so many of his good subjects by their emigration to the United Stales that he Is afraid his be,loved csuntry will suffer. So he has made whal was In tended to be a moving appeal to the Swedes in this country to return to their fatherland. But it hasn't moyed them to go back. It has moved a Kansas Swede, A. S. Segerhammar, to write to King Oscar and tell him why the Swedes of Kansas can't afford to go back. He tells the King that the United States Is the greatest country on earth; that the Swedes are happy and prosperous and would have ev erything to lose and nothing to gain by returning; that they came to Amer ica and to Kansas In good faith to Spend their lives In thrift and plenty; that while they revere the memory of their native land and honor their for mer king, their first duty Is no longer to the land of their birth, but to the great republic In which they have found happiness and prosperity, and to which they have proved their devotion in times of trial. Same case with the Swedes In Con necticut. They like the country and the State. They really can't afford to go back even to oblige the good King Oscar. And as they are a valuable addition to the. population of the country nobody here wants to have them go back. a promising opixtx cvre. The rulers of China are making hero ic efforts to rid their beloved land of the opium curse. According to the reg ulations issued awhile ago, all teach er, scholars, soldiers and sailors of all ranks were to be allowed ithree months 'wherein entirely to relinquish the opium habit. Information .has reached the authorities in Pekln that some soldiers are paying, no attention to these regulations, so Instructions have been issued to the effect that any officer or man found smoking will be at once beheaded This look m if It might be an ef fectual cure of those to whom It Is ap plied, and It seems also likely to act as a discourager of hesitancy among the soldiers who are hesitating about abandoning the habit. It is not prob able that this opium cure will become popular in other lands, but If It could be It might ffnake some Improvement, Godfur Heilovapas wants to be nat uralized. BTRESVOVS AND SENSITIVE. It appears that though the Emperor William has been strenuous he hae also been sensitive. In ftn address the oth er day he said that during the course of his reign many people had witting ly and unwittingly caused him bitter pain. This remark has of course caused much comment, Some of he newspa pers hint that as the Emperor went thus far, he might as well have been a little more explicit. Others boldly hint that the responsibility rests with the Emperor himself. The Frankfurter Zeltung Inquire: "Has the Emperor himself not often given occasion for active criticism?" In his public utter ances he has placed the military upon a plane higher than that of the civil ian element, he has bidden the discon tented spirits shako the dust of Ger many from off their feet, he has de preciated serious works of art, he has spoken lightly of the Reichstag,1 and has branded the Social. Democracy as a -band of traitors and enemies of their own country, which, according to him, they disown. Journalists he has de scribed as "the failures of public schools." The same paper remarks that. If the Emperor had not been born In the purple he might have become a Journalist, and in time assuredly quite a good Journalist" Perhaps our strenuous ruler, who has often been spoken of in the same breath with Emperor William, has also been eensltlve, thoughNhe has not com plained. If he has been sensitive he has had enough to complain about. SAVINGS AfiD DOINGS. An effort' Is being made to entour age the diamond cutting industry at Cape Town. The. work has heielofoi-3 been done almost exclusively -.it Am sterdam, but at pivji mt a great deal of this work is being done in the United States. It Is reported that Immense bed3 of asphaltum have been discovered in Jasper county, Missouri. The stratum is from fifty to one hundred feet thlctt. If this proves correct another source of great wealth to that part of Mis- has In China, dear friends, said the absent-minded missionary, "human life is regarded as of but slight value. In deed, If a wealthy Chinaman is con demned to death he can easily hire another to die for him; and I believe many poor fellows get their living by thus acting as substitutes." There are twenty-seven cities and towns named Troy in the United States, nineteen named Athens, seven teen Uticas, sixteen Alexandrine, fif teen Romes and twelve Carthages, not to speak of seven Attlcas and seven Syracuses. Only two States, Indiana and New York, contain towns bearing all eight of the names. Ohio and Mis souri contain seven each. Many women In Munich support themselves by street-sweeping. They cotpe from the country, : strapping ; daughters of small farmers or labor- ers, and the task Is a coveted one to these stout and wholesome young women, so that there Is always a wait ing list. They dress In a kind of uniform, Tyrolcse hat of green with a feather on the 'side, blue petticoat, red Jacket and a neckerchief. Dr. Jeanselme, one of the profes sors at the Paris Faculty of Medicine, states that the opium habit is much more common among French navy of ficers than Is generally supposed and he thinks It quite possible that the prevalence of this curse may explain the numerous disasters which have overtaken the French navy of late. Dr. Jeanselme sets the number of opium smokers in the colonial Infan try regiments at fifteen per cent., .In the foreign legion at twenty per cent, and among Europeans In native regi ments at twenty-five per cent. He says that opium dens abound at Tou lon, Brest, Lorlent, Rochefort, Cher bourg and Paris. 1 Though It has been bearing luscious fruit for the sovereigns of England for nearly one hundred and fifty years, the great grapevine near Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, 'is still putting forth fresh shoots, and looks In better con dition at the present time than It has done for many years. Some of the bunches this year weigh as much as four or five pounds each, and the marked Improvement In the strength of the vine is probably due to the fact that a new glass house, giving more room and light, has been erected over It by the King's special instructions. The house Is 1?8 feet long and twenty-five feet wide, and contains about 4,500 square feet of glass. The tem perature of the grapery 4s kept at from sixty-five to seventy degrees. " About 900. bunches of black Hamburg grapes are now hanging from the roof, but in one year, during the reign of the late Queen Victoria, 2,000 bunches were reared. King Edward, however, con sidered this too many and the number has since never exceeded 1,000. The School Child Vp to Date. Make haste to school, my little child, Or else you will be late; Your books are all aseptlo now, And here's your Sterne siaie. Your pencil has been boiled an hour 'Tl B-erm1PB3. now. I hOD8! And don't forget to wosh your desk With this carDouo soap. Arid lest about the schoolroom floor Borne unseen microbes lurk, Just sprinkle formaline around Before you set 10 worn. You'd better put, for safety's sake, Bichloride in tne wk. And water that has not been boiled You must not aare 10 arinn. Of course, when recess comes around, Borne rooa you n want io uiununj Bo in this disinfected box Is predlgestecl lunch, And since 'tis said that In a kiss Bacteria may dwell, I may not give you, As I d like, A mother's fond farewell. Make haste to school, my little child, And leave my tender care; And mav you still be safely kept From microbes in the air. -i-Eisle Duncan Yale In I4fs, OVn, CONTEMPORARIES. The Former and Pure Milk. (New York Sun.) If the farmer builds his barn floor of concrete, gives his cow two square feet of light and trims her tall, keeps the barn panes scoured, whitewashes the walls frccmently. provides nice clean suits for the milkers, strains the milk and keeps It In a cool place on elevat ed ground one hundred feet from the hog pen If he puts In and makes all these Improvements, as the New York Department of Health proposes to him, thero Is nothing for it but the price of milk must go up. It may be granted that milk can not be too pure and the persons who handle It too Clean. J.t may ue nuuvvou urni the cow will enjoy better health and Hv lone-sr If she ha9 more lifrht and a cheerful whitewashed home. At the same time it must be remembered that the farmer's milk business was estab lished under conditions that suited him and not his customers or tne neaitn hnnriln. For a loni time he was' neith er educated nor regulated. Now even the President is "getting after" him; nnto the recent circular letter of Sur- o-onn-0neral Wyman to State and municipal health officers throughout tho ronntrv. Tho unregenerated farmer will have to clean up ana Keep clean lr ne nas to mortgage ms dairy, ne la mreauy bewailing an advance of twenty-nve nor cent, iiv the cost of feed. We all want clean milk, pure milk, sanitary mtlk, but we must De willing to pay for It. Under the circumstances any bodv who engages in organizing- and rMni'ntnlnlne- a milk trust will be an enemv of the people, and he will hear from them. AbollHhlng Cottle Roping Contests, (Denver (Colo.) Republican.) . Texas several years ago abolished steer roping contests, the cattlemen of the State being the ones who asked for the law and saw that It was pass ed. No cattleman who believes In humane treatment of animals will be found defending a steer roping- contest. Pueking contests, In which horses are abused, are only ashade less cruel, ad are fully as-needless as the roping contests. Both these forms of enter tainment 'belong to a dead period o sotirl and the State in general been found. IT'S the season now for putting up grape juice tementeil or i ! Wine and Fruit Presses i il . unfermented according to the principles of the home. One of the things which helps very much In the making of wine, and also of j'llies, is the L. & S Fruit Press. It's a mighty useful contrivance wherever and whenever there's preserving to be done. Price, $1.75 ,We also have the large wood frame Wine and Cider Presses costing $4.50 and upwards. Men's Watches THIN MODELS Ladies' Watches . ... GOLD $25.00 .1 and upwards, i Glhfi JFurtt (Ediitjjariij Nrta f am tfimnrrttrut western life, and live western com munities will do well to abandon them for something better reflecting ' the spirit of the age. SUITABLE. "Henry, can I have a new fall hat?" "Wait a bit and let's see if we are going to have a fall." Louisville Courier-Journal. The meanest thing a man can do Is to pretend to know all about some thing his wife wanits to tell him about Florida Times-union. "But,", eatd Miss Gull, "he!1 name, with tha date of her birth, is in their famMy Bible, isn't It?" ' "Yes," replied Miss Wise, "but the entry. Is in her handwriting." Phila delphia Press. , - "Come to think of it, a doctor ts a mean sort of man." . .;. . "Why a doctor especially?' "Because he will treat a fellow and then make him pay ifhe bill." Balti more American. 'I believe every man is honest until he is proved to be a thief," said Fijjlt. "And when do you get that proof?" asked Wljjit , "As soon as he undertakes to do bus iness with me.' 'St. Louis Poet-Dis patch. "Why don't you try to get some thing to do?" "Mister," answered Meandering Mike, "I can't find nothln' suited to me." "What's your choice of occupation?" "I want to be a wine agent." Washington Star. "Now. John, you know if I were to die you would weep over me and tell everybody what a good wife I was." 'No, I wouldn't, believe roe." "Well, I would for Sou, Just for decency's sake. lAnd that shows ITn not half as mean as you are." Illustrated Bits. Gogglns "Sir, I believe the adminis tration's course Is right. Tho railroads are nothing but a pack of robbers." Bluggs "You're right they are such brazen, bare-faced robbers, too. Why, they don't even take -the trouble to cover their tracks." Cleveland Leader. "What name?" asked the young wo man at the laundry office, as she took the customer's bundle. "William Arri mee," answered the customer. "I don't know," said the young woman, staring at him. "I might. But ain't you pretty tolerably familiar on short acquaint ance?" Chicago Tribune. "I am going to make crabapple jelly, dear." aays the young wife. "And I want to make it like your mother used to make it" "Well, I hardly believe you-can," replied the young husband. "Mother owned a Jelly factory, you know, until the pure food law was passed, and she made pure crabapple Jelly out of pumpkin rinds, glucose, and coal-tar flavoring." Chicago Even ing Post. Sideboards and Buffets We furnish the Dining Boom complete in suites to match in both design and finish. We are showing an unusually large line of Weathered, Golden and Fumed Oak, and exceptionally fine mahogany pieces in Colonial designs. The material used is of the highest grade, and the construction is as perfect as the designs are attractive. Our Dining Room Furni ture i3 of as perfect character as it is possible to procure. The Bowditcfi 100-102-104-1 LORGNETTES Have you seen our line of Lorgnettes? We are showing some very unique and exclusive styles. The new Marie Antoinette Lorgnons are the popular ones. Complete line. ... i Prices $4.00 up'. tkHarvey&Lewiss opticians 661 Chapel St UeufHaoen 8$5 Main. St. Hari ford, ?.. i 360 Main, StSpringftUJifa8s I Visitors Always Welcome. Superior Sheffield Plate There are various kinds of Shef-5 field Plate. The kind vre aell U made by the old English process,! the very best quality. Important addition to our stock, and have now a beautiful -: sortment of flat and hollow ware. We are ready for the all pic- tnre framing; trade with all the latest patterns ot frames and : newest Ideas In picture framing.! Ask to see some of our new hand-i carved frames.. If you are tn-1 terested, you will find them worth looking at F. W, TIERNAN & CO, 827 Chape! Street Visitors Always Weleome, Hat Standard One is the Henry Heath. Tha current, at par, on premiw in the best markets of t world. A better hat ca be made. Ours are he now. fj And OUS OWN HATS are he n i . ....... . f. r eupie are saying even mc things v about the CHaI HAT than ever before. It as hitherto, four dollars But if you want to pay six d lars for one of our hats can. It's of SPECIAL n terial and very choif Come in, Chase& Cd 1018 and 1020 Chapel St! Piano like 150.00 1 Everythli! that makes v slo, and all U slo that! played. - Chas, H. Lod B3T Chapel "The Secret of Siende me: A feature so esser In the present st lies in wearing the eoraiea xoaa uors the correct founda for modish gowns. Elastic stockings, to measure. Henry H. To; S93-284 TORK si Ftsmitatz Co 08 ORANGE ST. "m