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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1907.
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The President of the United States is after all a pretty independent per son when it comes to his personal con duct, and President Roosevelt has completely demonstrated the fact that the people like to see their President as often as they can and to hear him speak on each occasion. Nor are they wrong about it. The country under stands Theodore Roosevelt better for its intimate knowledge of his per sonality and that knowledge would never have been gained had he af fected the recluse method of appeal ing to It. His methods of speech, like his freedom of travel, might be modified, but publicity even in theso connections is more to be desired than the sbft pedal. Freedom of travel and frequency of speech have done mud. to let us all get nearer to our govern -r nnd to an understanding of tin refo. ms he advocates. tlons of President Roosevelt, marked as they Invariably are by the making of speeches, have got on to the nerves of the Hartford Times. It looks con fidently forward to the time when not only the freedom of the President of the United States to move about as he chooses will be restricted either by legislative enactment or through the force of public opinion, but the free dom of office-holders generally. Our contemporary speaks of keeping "within properly and accurately fixed limits the activities of persons holding publio office." Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States has taken a differ ent view -of his duty in connection with its discharge than any President we have had in more than a genera tion. We remember to have heard his Immediate predecessor, President McKInley, say to a delegation which had waited upon him to obtain his consent to speak at a local celebra tion in the middle west that he had made it a rule to speak In public only when the occasion left no question of propriety. At that 'very time he was scheduled to speak before the ManU' facturers' Association at a New York banquet, but, as he explained, it was necessary that the attitude of the ad ministration towards certain matters of interest to its members should be more fully explained. It will be re membered that when President Mc' Kinley was a candidate for re-election ho declined to travel about the coun try making speeches, though helpless -- should delegations visit him at his home in Ohio. President Cleveland was only an occasional public speaker and then bnly when ihe occasion was what might be called an important publio function. President Harrison made a profound impression in his swing about the national circle, charming the entire country with the tact and felicitousness of his neigh borly addresses. Among all the Pres idents the unwritten rule appears to have been that elevation to the great office carried with it an obligation to observe with the largest particularity all of the conceivable dignities; that of all the offices within the gift of the people that of President is most hedg ed in by conventionalities. This has not been the view Presi dent Roosevelt has taken, of the im plied responsibility, and to be frank there Is no evidence that the Ameri can people have resented the Intro duction of a different program. On the contrary there is evidence, outside of . those whom he has criticised with the greatest ferocity, that his policy has been attractive to them. "It is not necessary," says the Hartford Times, "that he shall go about the country making speeches on all possible oc casions. It is not necessary that he shall attend cornerstone layings, cele brations of all kinds, and dedications of public structures." Of course It is not necessary, but what reason has our contemporary to. believe that the question of necessity ever entered in to the consideration of his conduct? Necessary or not it is extremely pop ular conduct, and being unquestion ably the best trained politician in the country to-day he .employs it without hesitation and to his political profit. His enormous popularity can be as much traced to hl peregrinations and his publio speeches, crude though they often- are, as to his bubbling humanity. But in spite of this the Times says: "We look to see in the future the establishment of a rule which Will absolutely interdict the participation by any President of the United States In an affair like the lay ing of the foundation stone of a cathe dral in which the President was yes terday a prominent figure." It will be Interesting to see how such a rule is to be determined upon and who Is to enforce it against the President, par ticularly as It is quite possible that It will be a full generation if ever before we have another man in that great Office of his restless and energetic na ture. Surely the conduct of one Pres ident Who seeks the enlightenment of his fellow citizens In a characteristic manner will never be accepted as the basis for the control of all Presidents. It is possible that President Roose- Lylng Is now said to be due to de terioration of the medulla oblongata in connection with the psehycorale prologema. This indicates why lying Is easier than the cure of It. BVGUES A POZIT1C1AS1 Senator Piatt of New York shows signs of returning vitality. Awhile ago It seemed as if he were almost overcome by age or trouble, or both, and his words were few and feeble. Now he Is talking much as he used to talk, and his talk is interesting and may be Important. He says of Gover nor Hughes: There are silly persons who say that Governor Hughes is not a politician. He is one of the top notchers among the politicians of the day. I say this of him, in spite of the fact that he has not been nice to me. In fact, I don't know anybody the governor has been nice to, except him self. He carries his politics around under his hat, and he Is building up a machine along new lines that will be powerful and effective. This is a new view of Governor Hughes, but there may be much in It. There was a time when President Roosevelt wasn't thought to be much of a politician, but he has succeeded in convincing the folks that he 1b. Those who don't like to see Governor Hughes branded as a politician by Senator Piatt can console themselves with the thought that he Is not the kind of politician Senator Piatt has been and is. ed the Brooklyn idea of two-family houses, building 250 of them. His rise was phenomenal. His credit was extensive. He swam on the top crest of the wave of the real estate move ment of the borough. In a few years he counted himself worth $3,000,000. The same keen eye that had perceived the opportunities In real estate per ceived a recession, and he began a realization of his ventures. He sold nearly all of his 250 houses, taking his profits in second mortgages. At the same time he undertook to finance a large department store enterprise the Darlington. He entered upon this in the same large spirit, capitalizing the company at $1,000,000. But he met with a time of financial stringen cy. He could not borrow the necessary money. His credit was used up. wow he is a bankrupt. A receiver will be appointed for the Kingston Realty company. The Darlington department store enterprise has been abandoned. He has turned over all his possessions, reserving to himself only $50. Indeed, he says himself, that until he shall have recovered from the nervous prostration into which his disasters have plunged him ho must be an ob ject of charity to his friends. From $3,000,000 to charity in a lit tle while is going some. Mr. Lelnlnger Is not charged with anything but "Im prudence," and he wouldn't have been charged with that If he had "succeed ed." If he is able to withstand his present misfortunes he may be heard from again. Good luck to him. He was evidently a believer In the notion that 'He either fears his fate too much Or his desert is emn.ll Who dares not put It to the touch Ann win or lose It an. look in time for the organization of band of gentle conspirators who will recognize the need there Is for protecting man against hi3 own eaknesses and provldli g him with the means, when broken with work, orry or ill health, of fleeing from the heartbreaking and nerve-racking dissipations of the firm earth and build a fleet of ships from the tall masts of which no wireless apparatus invites the word of the lost life and hose decks are freed of the pres ence of the restless passenger, who In time loses his life because he did not know how to save it If the ma jority want to fly through space let them, but at the same time let the lover of repose have a chance some where to rest at sea. A New York temperance man would like to have cocktails served In tin dippers. It might be safer to serve them In soup plates at political dinners. rne dewet bocse. Admiral George Dewey of the United States navy has rented the house given him by the American people. It is not large enough to fit the social plans he and Mrs. Dewey have for the winter. He has of course rented it for his wife, to whom he gave It as soon as the deeds were placed in his hands. We trust we shall not have an other period of excitement over this disposal of the famous home. It was a mistake to have permitted this ex pression of a nation's gratitude in the first place. To undertake to make a hero live where he does not want to live is always mistaken In its In tended kindness. To expect him to live n a house ill-fitted to his social obligations is another mistake in judgment. To let him do what he pleases is the safest for all concern ed and to acquiesce in his moods Is the polite thing to do. As for those who resent the Ad miral's conduct in connection with this gift let them remember that if their intentions were too impulsive to be lasting the service he gave his country is Just as illustrious as it was then. The important feature Is that they wanted to do something. They did it and there it ends. As there will be many lemons "handed" soon It is encouraging to know that the price of them Is de clining. AIT EXTEKPB1SIXQ OPTIMIST, This country is full of enterprising optimists. It usually pays In this coun try to be an enterprising optimist. It pays so often and so well that a man who allows his optimism to be shad owed o'er by the pale cast of ordinary prudence frequently gets denounced- as a pessimist, and as one unworthy to live in a land which is so full of opportunity and success. We don't know that the story of Ralph Leln lnger, a Brooklyn optimist, aged 37, has any Instruction In it, but it is in terestlng, as told by the Brooklyn Eagle. A very few years ago Mr. Leln inger went to Brooklyn to take charge of a printing ink company. His salary was $5,000 a year, and was his only capital. So successful was he In his management that his salary was in creased 30 per cent. The opportunities presented by Brooklyn real estate lur ed him Into that field. He organized the Kingston Realty company, of which he marie himself the absolute dictator. He bought acreage property in the growing sections of the bor ough and turned it into city lots, which he offered for sale. He develop- AKOTHEB HZOTT AT XEPOSE. The modern capitalist is in a con spiracy with the modern wizards who invent things and construct things to make life weary wherever it is en countered. This is especially notice able among the conspirators who ca ter to the comforts of the ocean trav eler. If they are. successful in their designs and there is no reason to doubt their success they will In the long run deprive those who go a-globe trotting for the rest there Is In it of all pleasure and recuperation. The civilized world is at the pres ent moment priding itself on the suc cessful construction of steamships which gratify every wish one can have on land. They are Immense caravansaries In all that that term Implies and they rush across the ocean at great speed in their mad determination to let passengers get the least possible benefit from tho cruise. Having theoretically left be hind habits and customs which have become wearisome, though in them selves the Inevitable accompaniments of modern social development, they board these Immense steamers only to find the same old habits and cus toms presented in an overwhelming form and insatiate in their demand to be acknowledged. The steamer chair becomes as Impossible at sea as at home or in one's office. Wire less telegraphy Is soon to work from shore to shore carrying with it to nerve-racked fugitives from the pace that kills the assurance of a new im prisonment amid the annoyances of life. The message of care which brings with it only the. burden of helpless knowledge arrives with the message of love which needs no anticipation on the high seas to make it welcome on land. The enterprise and the in ventive genius of jnan are In a word transferring to the high seas the life of the solid earth without other thought than having discovered an additional way to make money. The latest blow at the repose a sea trip used to guarantee is being man aged by Charles Frohman, the the- trlcal manager. He makes no pretense of his desire to add to the diversions of an ocean voyage. He is after the money a series of performances on shipboard will bring him if he can induce Bhlp architects to plan a the ater among the facilities offered the passengers. He tells of the Immense amount of money It costs him to transport his companies, often right In the middle of a successful run In either country, and then says, with his eyes on the box office and not on the traveler, who becomes more and more the victim to be plucked, that he Is ready to provide a series of sea entertainments between" ports which would give pleasure to the passengers and . reduce his traveling expenses. It may be said at once that If It is for the good of the hu man race to float cities on the high seas, with all of the other diversions of a night off in one of the attractive cities of the country, then the theater might just as well be added. When it 13 once admitted that the aim of genius Is to destroy the romance of a sea trip with its restful experience and its reviving Influence there is logically no end to the additional blows which may be given the repose the world Is so much in need of. There is one possible relief In sight from these dreadful illustrations of the inhumanity of man. We may A queer world. Just as the sci entists have got ready to say eat what you like, the price of what you like puts it out of your reach. in E DET1ER WAT. Colonel Isaac Wing of Bayfield, Wisconsin, died the other day. In his youth he loved a girl who did not marry him. He never married. Now on his death his will leaves $20,000 to his old sweetheart's daughter, and her father, the man who had beaten him In love, is made executor of the will. Quite sentimental, isn't It? But, on the whole, a better performance than it would have been if he had felt obliged to kill the girl whom he loved and who didn't love him well enough to marry him. Better than it would have been if he had killed himself be cause of unrequited love or killed his successful rival. He is now safely and honorably dead, and has arranged matters so that he is bound to be pleasantly remembered. The harrow ing thought that he may have left the girl his money out of gratitude to the mother for not marrying him Is not to be admitted, but if It were, Colonel Wing would still shine. be the same or worse with any other light. Only six States elect governors this fall Mississippi, Kentucky, Mary land, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Mississippi is, of course, conceded to the Democrats, and the Republicans have no more than a "fighting chance" in Ken tucky. In Maryland their prospects are a little brighter. Interest will center In the elections In New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, for their bearing on the Presidential campaign next year. Roosevelt car ried all three States, but Rhode Is land has a Democratic governor. Lunch and dinner parties above the clouds are the latest fashionable craze in Switzerland. Prince Pie of Savoy recently gave a lunch in honor of Prince and Princess Nicola of Greece at the Bernlna hospice, 7,575 feet high, overlooking St. Moritz. Re cently Mr. and Mrs. H. Murray of Chicago entertained a party on the top of the Brevent, 8,285 feet above Chamonlx, each guest receiving a bunch of edelweiss as a souvenir. Al pine parties have also been given this season on the Pllatus, Rochers de Nuye, Brienzer Rothall and Gorner-grat. One of the numerous activities of the New Zealand government is a 'state tourists' department." The re port for the yea,r ended June 30 an nounces that 9,684 sightseers were hustled around the beauty spots of the colony, as against 7,142 during the previous year. They left about 000,000 behind them. The branch offices of the department in Sydney and Melbourne have proved so suc cessful that others are to be started elsewhere. Moreover, a new officer to be attached to the High Com missioner's staff In London, and he will specialize on bringing New Zea land's attractiveness as a tourists' re sort under the notice of the traveling public of Great Britain and Ireland. Ella She is a decided blonde, isn't she? Dora Yes, but she only decided re cently. Philadelah'a Inquirer. Mr. Jawback The biggest idlote al ways seem to marry the prettiest wo men. Mrs. Jawback Now, you're trying to flatter me. Cleveland Leader. "You don't seem to lose none of your spryness, Sim," said the country cousin. "Don't get a chanst since I moved to the. city, Seth. Everybuddy makes me step so durned lively." Louisville Courier-Journal. "Did you enjoy the ball game yes terday?" "I should say I did. The umpire was hit on the shiu by foul tips no less than four times. Say, it was eimply greats'Detroit Free Press. Mrs. Dlgs-J"You used to say I was the sunshine of your existence." Mr. Digs "So I did." Mrs. Digs 'lAnd now you stay out night after night" Mr. Digs "Well, one can't expect sunshine after dark, you know." Judge. "See, !rry, the man at the other table la a swell. He orders extremi ties." "Extremities.?" HYes, he ordered frogs' legs." "Bedad, thin Oi'll order, extremities too." "But you can't afford frogs lege." "No, but Oi'll order pigs' fate." Detroit Tribune. M I 0 R O t 0 o p E S We beg to an nounce that we have a most complete line of microscopes and supplies. We are showing some exception al fine ones for school use. Prices $2.50 up. E0ERYTKWG0PTIC4L tL'Harvey&Lewiscs Opticians s 861 Chapel SttfewHaoen i 86 S Main. St Hartford. 360 Main. St. Springfield. Mass. COMPLICATED. 'The Trust problem" Isn't as un complicated as it appears to some of the ardent and radical opponents of all trusts. The enforcement of the law against trusts in Mississippi has resulted In a Judicial decree banishing the Gulf Cotton Compress company from the State, giving It twelve months to close up Us business. The Gulf Cotton Compress company has, with all the wrongs It has been charg- ea with doing, been in some ways a very convenient- and helpful affair for the cotton growers. They do not seem to be quite certain that It will be a good thins for them to have the company driven out of the State. They know that farmers' trusts are all right, and they feel that perhaps farmers' trusts can got along better with the assistance of soma others. The world has changed a good deal lately. Perhaps If the Standard Oil arrangement wore abolished it would be discovered that the oil, the paraffin and the other things it furnishes so cheaply and conveniently might not be as cheaply and conveniently fur nished by Its successor or successors. Then tho people would complain and sigh for the good old times again. CAN'T KEEP IT DOWN. n is nara to Keep a gooa man down, and It Is also hard to keep the ship subsidy scheme down. It was downed after a hard fight just before the last congress came to an end, and it Is going to pop up when the new House assembles. Its friends have dressed it up In a new form, and hav ing done considerable missionary work, for It during the summer months, profess to believe that it will this year become a law. It has been decided not to ask for too much at the beginning. The original bill, recom mended by the merchant marine com mission and passed by the senate, has been abandoned. The program now Is to come before congress and ask the enactment of the bill that passed the houfie five or six days before the end of the last session. "We are to take a little and trust to congress to add to the legislation later," Is tho way the advocates of subsidy are now talking. The theory of tho interests that are demanding the legislation Is that if they can get the principle of subsidy written In the nation's laws, they can, with little difficulty, per suade succeeding congresses to en large the scope of the legislation. They reason well. If the subsidy principle Is once "recognized" in leg islative society it will get along all right. It Is a climber. Revising It. They handle it with loving care, lest it nercnance do torn Adjust a comma here and there, where one is aiurnuy worn. In case a word is getting dim, Its trac Inns they retouch: But it is in such perfect trim they can't improve it mucn. Their labors o'er, they put it back In side its satin case. Which has no Jolat. or seam, or crack, wr.ere oust mient una a mace. . You have, no doubt, ere this surmised to what my story tends Tis thus tho tariff Is revised by Its adoring friends. Louisville Courier-Journal. OCIt CONTEMPORARIES. nnd For the .... October Bride, ' iA Case of Carvers. You don't find our patterns vervi where and our brand on the blade is a guarantee of the quality. W have some new goods that are' very handsome. $4.00 to $40.00 a set. A Set of Table Knives. Dainty designs in pearl, silver,! ivory or celluloid handles. Exclu-i sive patterns and highest quality.! m cases or display boxes. $3.00 to $13.00 a set. iA Chafing Dish. The best makes, and newest styles with a complete line of Alcohol Flagons, Trays, Spoons, Forks etc. $3.80 to $31.80 Fir Place Fixtures, Cirved Oak Ballows, Bras Candlesticks, Silver Plated Ware. SATIXGS AND DOINGS. ' Commercial travelers of Bohemia had a meeting the other day, at which they resolved to demand from fifty to 100 per cent, advance In sal aries, to correspond with a similar in crease claimed In cost of living, espe cially on the road. The Characteristics of a Pomona Powerful Journalist. (Sacramento Bee.) In the last few months several Im portant side lights have been given the public on the life and character of Charles A. Dana, ' whoae memory Is fondly cherishsd by all newspaper men as the greatest Journalist the country nas proaucea. uonspiouous among theso contributions Is an article In the North American Review by Mayo W. Htizletine, the literary editor of the Now York Sun. The entrance of Dana Into the Brook Farm experiment, re marks Mr. Hazeltlne, had much to do with shaping the editorial work which commanded the admiration of the Jour nalistlo world. 'The influence of that youthful but sincere and fervent effort at the ameli oration of social conditions ran like i silver streak, unchecked by the less sanguine hopes and the sobered con victions of riper years, through more than half a century of Journalistic work," says Mr. Hazeltlne. "Hence It came to pass that, through the fifteen years or nis association with tna Tri bune and the twenty-nine years of his oontrol over the Sun, Mr. Dana never shut his columns to the dreams and the proposals ot uny honest devotee to the Improvement of society. He never denied to social reformers what they vainiy may nave souput in many quar ters, a forum of free discussion. An audience he never refused though ap provai ne might witnnom. Tho discussion of Dana's style and influence on Journalism has brought at tention to tho well-known fact that while Dana had great love for human ity In the abstract, he could also hate In tho concrete. It was his unshakable belief that Rutherford B. Hayes had gained the presidency by fraud, and he never hosltnted to express this convio tlon. About the close of Hayes' ad ministration a committee of well known men solicited subscriptions to place a portrait of the President in Harvard University, the subscription to bo uniformly $10. A request was sent to Dana, who with Hayes was a mem ber of the alumni. In a characteristic vein Dana wrote In reply an open let ter, In which he said: "I decline to Join In such a subscrip tion. I am not willing to do anything that may be designed or construed as a compliment to Mr. Hayes, or that may recognize his tenure of the exeou tlvo olllce at Washington as anything other than an event of dishonor. He was not chosen President. He was de feated In the election, and then a band of conspirators, Mr. Hayes himself coh snirincr and connivlne with them, set ting aside the constitution and the law, and maklnar use of forgery, perjury and false counting, secured for him posses sion of the presidency to which another man had been elected, and when he had g-ot possession of It, his most tedious care was to repay with offices and emoluments those authors, managers and nsrenls of the conspiracy to whom he had been chiefly indebtod for its In famous success. "Sooner than honorably commemor ate such an event, or do public homage to such a man, I beg you, gentlemen, with your own hands first destroy the portraits of John Adams and John Quincy Adams In Memorial hall, and then raze to the ground the hall Itself." Dana revealed his intense humanity nnd strength of character not alone In his svmoathy for mankind, but In hl9 readiness to combat those whom he deemed unworthy. His excoriation of Ornver Cleveland Is remembered as among the most biting things in Jour- ll-l.'. IS.nnn.l.H. T. A a . 1 ... E, Tl! llHI.it! I1LCI IllUin. Vil.J jr. jr.lll .Ten the father of the "human Interest" Idea in newspaper writing, and not only r-nnlrt himself nlav. but would have all the writers about him play, upon thi tenderest strings of human sentiment. , i , ' i... Piano like this 9150.00 Everything that makes mu slo, and all mu. sic that is played. Chas. H. Loomls 83? Chapel St. "The Secret j r" of S le'nderness. A feature so essential . in the nresMit otvino ,uco in wearing tne cei- ohj-ii tH mAA n ..... the correct foundation for modish gowns. Elastlo stockinffs, etc., to measure. Henry H. Todd S92-2S4 YORK ST. Antique Sterling Silver We have Just received a large but carefully selected lot of sterling silverware, reproduction of the best work of famous English,' Frenoh, German arid Italian '; silversmiths. The lot in- -' eludes articles for the table in large variety and a large' , assortment of . toilet artl cles. Each piece is a work of art. We Introduced this re markably beautiful line during the Christmas holl days last year and Its suc cess was Instantaneous. So we decided to materially enlarge our stock. -We cordially invite In spectlon. . F. W. TIERNAN & CO. 827 ChapsI Slresl Vliltora Always Welcome. Head and Hat AAA AlUl AUUilJjf The . cash purchase of a hat does not necessarily make the' article. YOURS, in the artistic sense of that term. It must fit the hfi;sf! snrl in !! -w IWMM UIIVI III crown and brim; 'conTomTto" the general contour of the face Then it's yours. J Let any head call on us anc we'll find its answer in our haf stock. Chase &CoJ 1013 and 1020 Chapel St. Reports to the effect that electric lights are detrimental to the eye sight are pronounced unfounded by an electrical expert in the London Times. He says that the trouble arises from too direct exposure of the eye to the light, and that effect would It EFEBR ED. A sleeping car is a nice thing to make one enjoy a sleep when he gets out of It. New Tork Press. She They say Tom Swift is going to the "bad. He He'll have a short journey. Pick Mo Up. s Quality Our Standard of Value. ' In our criterion: of value quality comes first. We hold that a piece of Furniture is absolutely valueless which does not give sterling service in the test of actual use. . Our many handsome new arrivals show positive proof of quality, and a quality unequalled in this city. Prices are not what 'we could get, but what we should. See for yourself. 4 I The Bowditch Ftsmtttute Co, 100-102-104-108 ORANGE ST. fj HicForesdn eustcsnof ijrgsenti ihe bride as gsmm$ in Javar Isi6iispsiiiiid if Artistic mountings 'Mtojkcturers Importers;