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MEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND. COURIER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1907.
NEW HAVEN, CONS. THE OLDEST DAILY PAPER PUB LISHED is CONNECTICUT. Founded 17C6. Delivered by Carrier In the City, 13 ' ernta a week, 50 cent a month, $3 for , tz months, 6 a year. The earne term liy mall.. Single Copies, 2 cent. Telephone i EDITORIAL ROOM, 604. BUSINESS OFFICE, 8081. THE WEEKLY JOURNAL. Saaned Thursday. One Dollar a Year. 'J. B. Cnrrlngion Publisher K. G. Osborn .Editor-In-Chlef Arthur J, Sloaae MaaaBlna; Editor T. B. F. Norman. . . . Advertlilns Manager XnE PKESIDEXT. - The first dinner of the season of dinners held by the New Haven Eco nomic Club Thursday evening was the most notable that has been held by that Organization In point of numbers and ustained Interest. The topic of the evening, which turned upon President (Roosevelt's attitude towards capital, was entirely accidental In its signifi cance, it having been selected before (the fall In the price of securities and the consequent tightness of money. Nor jdid the evening lose In interest because !of the complete absence of a partisan aptrit The speaker who criticised Mr. RoosveIt most severely voted for him three years ago, while another of the speaker who found much to commend In the President's policies voted the opposing ticket. No admission was made by the remaining two speakers of their partisan affiliation. Obviously the Interest of the even ing centered in the determination of Mr. Roosevelt's responsibility, if any, tor the prevailing conditions. No at tempt could have been made nor was an attempt made by the officials of the club to select men known to be divided along enthusiastic lines In their sup 'port of or opposition to the Roosevelt ipollcles. It was deemed sufficient that they should be personally representa tive of an earnest spirit of Inquiry. "The fundamental object In life of the 'Economic! Club is to promote the freest and fullest possible discussion of mat ters In which the general public has a ' vital concern. Of. all the cities In the country no one is more tenacious of its rights of free speech than New Haven, An educational center, where the truth Is sought by the dispassionate study of facts as they present themselves and not as they are presented by men .Jn terested selfishly in a given outcome, It would be absurd to put the lid on free discussion. Coincident with the meeting of the Economic Club, for ex ample, came the publication of a synv posium in the columns of the Hartford Times in which the professors of the department of Yale University devot ed to the study of political economy were found not to be In agreement as to the causes which have provoked the prevailing distress and discontent. It . Is in fact worth noting that the,- pro fessors divided among themselves very much as the speakers at the banquet eta. t': Of the club speakers, John W. Ai ling boldly held President Roosevelt responsible for the flight of confidence. He attributed to him qualities of mind Which are inconsistent with either a judicial or practical view of official re sponsibilities. He traced the cause of the season of discontent to the Presi-, dent's uninterrupted dancing on the nerves of the investing public and de nied that there were causes which could not have been taken care of, as they have been before, in the usual washing out processes. He allowed the President's honesty of purpose and Sincerity of motive, but claimed that without a larger intellectual equipment to reinforce those otherwise admirable traits of character their violent exer cise makes for serious trouble. Henry Ctaws, the banker, gave Mr. Roosevelt credit for having established a new ftnd higher standard of commercial honor. He admitted that the conse quences of his policy were felt in in nocent places but contended that in v the history of human endeavor the lesson is taught that all substantial progress is effected at the sacrifice of Innocent interests. His one criticism of the President was confined to his "volubility," which is the basis of Mr. Alllng's stinging criticism. John G. Agar of New Tork made a reflective analysis of the President's policies, and, while giving him full credit for having administered to the country Just the tonic it needed to anticipate more fearful distress and to revive a more Intelligent interest in conserva tive business habits, declared that the president's scheme for enlarging fed eral powers at the expense of State rights Is fundamentaly wrong; that if It should secure the assent of con gress and of the people, the necessary steps would be taken towards the es tablishment of a different form of gov ment than we now have. Edward B. Whitney of New Tork, a native of New Haven, spoke from a personal knowl edge of Mr. Roosevelt, for whom he did not vote but for whose high per sonal character he has great admira tion. The uncertain verdict tacitly ren dered at the dinner of the Economic Club gives us nevertheless a clue to there should be the hold President Roosevelt has up on the great American public. The dispassionate observer would, in our judgment, be justified in assenting at the close of the dinner that on the whole the President had the best of it. His reputation for integrity and no ble purpose was undamaged, and it is that after all which counts most with the American people. As we have said in the editorial columns of The Journal and Courier many times, the personality of Theodore Roosevelt is so many sided and so easily adjusted to good and doubtful policies of ad ministration, that when one comes to enter a final Judgment the confusion of mind is such, as between the things one is glad he has done and the things one profoundly wishes he had never undertaken the doing of, involun tarily the scales settle from the weight of his acknowledged honesty of pur pose. It is that tremendous asset In fact which more easily overcomes in his case than in the case of any other man who ever occupied the office of President of the United States vaga ries which would rum the ordinary man. So powerfully and rightly does personal integrity count with the American people that they require from its possessor fearful errors " of judgmnt and tremendous reckless ness in official doings to make them wholly withdraw their support. At the same time President Roosevelt of all men should be more than ordinarily careful not to abuse thU confidence, as one sincere man in the person of John W. Ailing, for example, and another in the person of an equally sincere man,' Professor William G. Sumner of Yale University, believe he has done In defi nite Instances, In a sense a better understanding wil be had of President Roosevelt upon the receipt of his forthcoming message to congress than ever before. He knows now what the criticism is of his official usefulness, and yet he knows better than his critics what the responsibilities and obligations are which confront him. If he cultivates a more impressive poise than he has yet shown to the public at large, It Is en tirely conceivable that he may yet earn the good will of those who to-day regard him with keen resentment but who have not yet questioned his seri ousness of purpose or honesty of mo tives. ; "national told me that not Incorpora- sertion. The grocer tlon of all industrial corporations do- I one of the people whom he had served ing an Interstate business." But; the president insisted that as to these the necessity was not so urgent as in the case of the railroads. He declared that the railroads must bow to the will of a "single sovereign" the nation and called for a "thoroughgoing and rad ical law" for their control by federal authority. It is going to be an interesting and important winter in congress. And not 'the least Interesting and important feature of it will be the effort to have the federal incorporation plan adopted. A Pennsylvania boy, fifteen years old, with an old-fashioned rifle, has killed five big bears in ten days. Wouldn't he be a valuable member of the Cabinet? JIOARDIX6 SIOlrET. It was a startling statement Henry Clews of New York made at the din ner of the Economic club that the de liberate withdrawal from banks of de posit and of savings of some $200, 000,000 restricted the money market in such a way that had not Mr. Morgan listened to the appeal of the president of the Stock Exchange and raised a protection fund the story of a single day on the Stock Exchange would have been terrible to read. This statement ought not to bo lost upon those who with unwarranted ner vousness are withdrawing their money from circulation in order to have it about them. It does not mean protec tion for them. It does mean the more certain fall of the curtain of trade on the money market, .which in turn means such an industrial depression that the possession of a few dollars in safe deposit boxes, in stockings and in unused places will have no effect whatever in staving off the Inevitable consequences of the act. The present is the time for cool heads and the exercise of good com mon sense. A dollar stored away where tne maritet cannot rcacn it is not a dollar at all. It is a relic. The Bridge port savers who have drawn their money from the banits have Injured themselves most of all. A negro was lynched near Macon, Georgia, recently for stealing seventy-five cents. Probably he couldn't is sue any new stock or bonds. a wo rid of cnjy&E. The Hallowe'en fun was perhaps a little more general and boisterous than usual in New Haven, and it has brought forth a good deal of complaint from those who didn't make it. How we do change? The time has been when those who are now annoyed by the youngsters would have seen a lot of fun in plastering folks and things with rotten apples, putting dirt on door steps, ringing bells, unhinging and carrying away gates, etc., etc. But it doesn't seem funny to them any more, and they can't understand how it seems funny to those who do it. If we change so in this world, per haps In the next world much of what we now do here wont seem to have been any better worth doing than the Hallowe'en fun does. We may even look back on the making of money, or the efforts to make it, as not a very splendid exercise. Now it is as inter esting and absorbing as Hallowe'en fun used to be and still is to those who haven't far to look back. knew what was printed on the labels." Which seems to indicate that people can be fooled going and coming. And after they have lived long enough real honest people wont deny that they can be and have been. FA R3IERS WHO ARENOT UXHAPPT. We don't want to say anything that will cause anybody to doubt the profit ableness of speculation, but it may not be out of place to call attention to the profits that some farmers are hauling in this year. The other day we noticed the fact that a farmer in Missouri had gathered in $126,000 for his sea son's work, without counting several little items which would increase that sum. Now It is announced that an Oregon farmer has just received a check for $70,842.70 for his crop of wheat, and that the check has been found to, be good. This is fail-. Of course Mr. Morgan has probably cleared more from his transactions, but then it isn't at all likely that he could "farm it" success fully. And he shows wisdom by stick ing to his trade. SJ17.VGS AtiD UO l SOS. There is Society in Italy. She a king, four hundred princes, forty-five hundred dukes. has and Paris has a new kink. Tt is ting girl models in tailors' show dows, where they sit and chat walk, displaying the latest cut gowns to the utmost advantage. put- wln- and The national wealth of Switzerland Is rapidly increasing, and two-fifths of it Is represented in the hotels of the country. The annual income of the hotellceepers of the country is esti mated at $30,000,000. While advocating cold meals for churchgoers on Sunday, Rev. D. S. Ingram, rector of Great Oakley Epis copal church, Essex, England, Is said to have spoken In favor of golf on Sunday for business men who found no time for amusement during the week. Gold dredging is to be tried exten sively in Siberia. It is now being tried extensively in Wall street. THE XATIOXAL GUARD. According to a Danish medical journal the Roentgen rays were re cently used upon a boy five years old, who was treated In hospital for a dis ease of the hair. After twenty-five applications of the rays the lad was sent, home cured. But whereas his nature had previously been bright and Intelligent, now he became absent-minded and unreliable, and was sent back to the hospital. He has been for some time since under medi cal observation, and the pronounce ment of the doctors attending the case Is that the , Roentgen rays can easily penetrate the thin scalp of , a child and have an undesirable influ ence on the brain. FIDEltAL IX CORPORATION. This Is not a slow country, and therefore it is not surprising to find that Senator McCumber of North Da kota has drafted a bill for federal in corporation of concerns-doing an in terstate business. It provides that new companies can be chartered and exist ing corporations with State franchises can be given new charters under the direction of the secretary of the de partment of commerce and labor. This cabihet officer and his department would supervise the capitalization of the national'corporatlons, which under the proposed law would not be allow ed to Issue securities in excess of their assets! The bill provides only for vol untary national Incorporation. If the country isn't ready for some thing like this it Is ready to see it thoroughly discussed. The resolutions adopted by the recent trust conference calling on congress to appoint a non partisan investigating commission rec ommended that the commission make inquiry into the advisability of inau gurating a system of federal license or incorporation "as a condition for the entrance of certain classes of corpora tions upon interstate commerce." At he summer hieeting of the American Bar Association Judge Amidon of the United States District court of North Dakota urged that both interstate railroads and interstate industrial cor porations be subjected "solely to na tional authority" and argued forceful ly that this could be done under the constitution. President Roosevelt in his Mississippi river series of speeches commended Judge Amidon's paper and elaborated his own belief that 1HE PAY OF JimOSS. There is no Jurymen's union and there is no danger of a Jurymen's strike, but thirty out of thirty-four jurors who are sitting in the Superior court hi Plymouth, Massachusetts, haVe signed a petition to the great and general court of the State for an in crease of pay. The claim is made that the present rate of $3 a day Is not suf ficient remuneration when the condi tions under which Jurors have to serve are taken into consideration. It is pointed out that it is impossible for some of the jurors to return to their homes dally and that hotel expenses eat up a good share of the salary, leav ing but little In reserve. When the present rates were fixed, the petition states, conditions were entirely differ ent from those at present existing, and the cost of living was less. The peti tion closes as follows: "We therefore do respectfully pray that such action may be taken by the Massachusetts legislature as will establish a just and equitable sum for all persons who may be drawn to serve as jurors In the aforesaid county and commonwealth." It is true that jurors are not over paid, and perhaps they are not paid enough. They are certainly not paid in proportion to the pay of those who do other important court Work. Many who have had much experience with juries will hasten to say that they are paid all they are woith, when their verdicts are considered. In this State they get more thai legislators do, and much might be said about that too. This is a topsy-turvy world. At the Donegal county asylum in Ireland there is a lunatic who speculated in sheep. In this country there are many lambs who are lunatic because they have been speculating. . EAST BOTH WATS. The man who bet that he could stand on London Bridge and offer sov ereigns for a penny apiece without finding any bus-ers-won his bet. He relied on the inability of people to know a good thing when they see It and he relied not in vain. Equally, it appears, the Inability of people to know a bad thing when they see it can be relied on. A prominent maker of canned goods in this country awhile ago contended that consumers seldom read the labels and in order to demon strate his contention he had some la bels printed, and, taking a grocery man into his confidence, sent to con sumers of the "particular" class some strangely marked delicacies. One bottle bore on its face in bold type: "This catsup is made from turnips and pota toes, but is well colored and properly seasoned." Pickles were marked: "These pickles were colored with paris green," and olive oil was sent out with this label: "This pure olive oil is real ly the, product of the cotton plant, but we warrant it strictly pure." Over the label on a glass of jelly this label was pasted: "This is make-believe delicious apple Jelly." "It was an expensive ex periment," said the man who practiced the deception, ."but it proved my as- The result of the investigation made by the special board of officers into the condition of the Connecticut Na tional Guard with especial .reference to the requirements of the Dick fed eral law is a report which wtt provoke lively comment and probably in the long run hearty support. Impressive advances have been made in the reor ganization of the State militia since the war with Spain and if they con tinue the Connecticut troops wiU be on a regular basis, which that number of years ago was thought to be impos sible. Those who were in touch with the military conditions in the State of Connecticut when President McKinley called for volunteers realized that rad ical changes would have to be made in them if State pride was not to be made to suffer in moments of national distress. It is true that the State ad ministration had been tipped off to the fact that the call.' for troops would soon be made, but It was Impossible to convince it that the situation was as serious in the Judgment of the mili tary strategists 'at' Washington as was reported here. Had the administration then in power 'fi'the State realized its opportunity it would have been a com paratively, simple matter to have the call for volunteers followed . by the prompt offer of One or more regiments ready to move. Ai It was the call was lazily awaited and when it came Con necticut was so little prepared to make an answer that the query was made at Washington: "Where are the soldiers from that little 'yellow spot on the map?" That the Connecticut regiments never got beyond the camps of instruc tion in the South and that the light and heavy artillery commands never got beyond Nlantic is to be explained on the lack of foresight exercised at the time. Since that time the virtual elimina tion of practical politics from the or ganization of the guard by placing the adjutant general's department upon a permanent basis and Introducing sol dierly principles of control has made for a marked improvement in its ef ficiency. Congress passed the Dick law which provided for the partial over sight of State commands by the war department In return for moneys ad vanced from the federal treasury, and Connecticut in order to profit by the liberality of the government began to reorganize the guard seriously.' There yet remain the socfal phases of the i military service to contend with, but it Is believed that these have either been successfully overcome or been made pleasantly subordinate to the military phases. It appears now that a closer construction of the Dick law estab lishes the fact that the brigade com mander and his staff officers are hold ing their positions without authority and that when the Dick law has been observed in all of Its requirements there will be no more need of a bri gade outfit than there is now for six pockets in other than a hunting shirt. The report further reduces the In fantry force from three to two regi ments. It does not, as It was expected It might do, advocate the transforma tion of the Third regiment into heavy artillery, suggesting in its place the formation of an artillery command of company units drafted from the ex isting three regiments. .The machine gun battery will be abolished, the gun platoons becoming integral parts of the infantry commands. This, it is be lieved, will develop this branch along the same lines followed in the regular service. The creation of an inspector general's department and the remodel ling of the staff corps are looked upon as distinct advances. In other words, by thus proceeding conservatively along lines of reorganization those in charge of the Connecticut military es tablishment are making over the State militia without provoking the hostility of the enlisted men. More coal. A large tract of coal land in the province of Alberta has been purchased as a result of recent Investigations, and claims have been filed for 12,000 acres of what is said to be the best coal land in the North west. In connection with the devel opment of the coal lands the Great West Coal Company has acquired the charter of the Great Western railroad, which extends from Calgary through the coal fields to the International boundary. A major part of the stock In the new company, which has ap plied for a charter, will be held in Port Arthur. 4 V&JCb Fall Styles in Dogland. IN matters of dress a dog certainly has a cinch. He doesn't need to change his collar when it's soiled and it's equally suitable for street costume or eveninf? dress. It also fits any tie he has. Now and then it wears out and he needs a new one. Then his owner can select one here from over a hundred attractive stvles. We are holding our Fall Bench Show in our West Window and it may interest you to see the new styles of collars we are showing there. Our collars are high grade some seam high prioed yet we have good collars as low as 25 cents. iGrMFct,&r,-32Q State &t r ,m "The Secret of Slenderness. A feature so essential In the present styles letf in wearing the cel ebrated "Todd Corsets" the correct foundation for modish gowns. Elastle ttooklngs, eto., to measure. Henry H. Todd . I9X-SM YORK ST.' These Gloves Not Advanced. Like everything else, most! gloves have gone up in price' by leaps and bounds this past year. But we placed our order for this season's sup ply of $1.50 gloves just sev enteen months ago, and for that reason we have them, ancj, have them at the old price. Chase&Co. SHIRTMAKERS, 1018 and 1020 Chapel St. Oklahoma Isn't quite as paradisiacal as the Houston Post says Texas Is. One of the stories told of it is that one day, after many days of dry weather, a big snow came and visit ed the drouth-stricken land. The faces of the farmers were all smiles, because it meant a wheat crop. But, alas! An old-time wind came up from the south that blew about forty miles an hour and drifted the snow north ward for a day. Then came an elgh- ty-mile-an-hour wind from the north that drifted it back soutn again. This condition of wind continued daily un til the snowstorm was . blown and worn out and' not A sn'owflake could be found anywhere In the country. plunge Into Joint debate with his crit ics? Will a man of his temperament be able to endure the strain? The tone of the Coitelyou letter and the quickness with which it was written suggest that if the President has a courageous friend in the world he should hasten to bravo his anger by beseeching him to uiiuiKut nis sensitiveness. I Told You So. I knew that you would lose your bet I told you so! Of course it rained, and you got wet! I told you so! I knew that stocks were going down. I said your tooth would need a crown. Vou took the wrong pup out to drown i toia you so: ' I knew your watch could not keep time I told you so! t said that was a worthless dime I told you so! I warned you not to touch that meat, I said that pack was incomplete, About that candidate's defeat I told you so! , . You wouldn't like that servant girl I told you so! I knew your neighbor was a churl I told you so! said that story was a fake, knew that cut glass bowl would break, could have saved you each mistake I told you so! Harold Susman in Llpplncott's. 1XTEXIIOXAL. "What kind of a man is he?" "Self made." "And she?" "Tailor-made." Milwaukee Sentinel. Nodd -"At what age are children allowed to act on the stage?" Todd "Oh, anywhere up , to seventy-five." Life. Star (rapturously) "The critics all say my work in this new piece Is fin ished." Manager (gloomily) "They're right. ?, It is.'V-Baltimore American. "If elected," said ' the orator,' "It shall be my effort to protect the un scrupulous from the poor and weak er a " The effect of his ringing pe riods was lost forever. Puck. Lois (aged five) proud of her first mourning) "No, thank you, auntie, I do not want the colored crayons. ., I feel like using only black pencils since my grandpa died.." OHarper's Bazar. "I wonder where that Miss Pert is?" "The steward says she is forward." "So even the crew has noticed it? Fancy!" Louisville Courier Journal. Mlffklns "It is said that as-eTM- slve, Impulsive people usually have black eyes." Biffkins "That's right. If they haven't got them at first, thev get them later." Chicago Daily News. ','Will you pass the butter, Mr. Diggs?" asked the new boarder. "Every time," replied Diggs. And the landlady says It was the way Diirirs said it that made her angry. Chicago iNews. "She's really too young to go shop ping alone." "Yes, she is rather Im pressionable." "Impressionable? How do you mean ?" "I mean she's liable to get excited and buy something." Philadelphia Press, OUR CONTEMPORARIES. Don't Drop Your Eye Glasses And don't fear they will '3rop. THE AUTOMATIC EYE-GLASS HOLDER Will protect your glasses and save all fear and vyorry of los ing them; works automatically; made in many different styles all guaranteed. Price, 50 cents up. j EVERYTHING' OPTICAL 1&Harvey&LewiS2 Opticians 861 Chapel SttfeuoHaoen. a 66SMHln St. Bart ford 360 Main St. Springfield. Mass. Visitors Always Welcome. Now on View Landscapes in by Will Hutchins. : F. W. TIERNAN & CO. 827 Chapel Stresl - Vlattora Alwara Welcome. WW Tt, Srf. Ji..I" 887 Chapel St. Piano like this 91SO.O0 Everything that makes mu sic, and all mn. sio that is' played. Hunt Raacnltty. (Wall Street Journal.) As the wrong that exists in the in stitutional life of peoples is Incidental compared with a normal and essen tially sound condition of corporate character generally, the hunting of evil with baying hounds, the exagger ation of wrong by "damnable Itera tion," is essentially a mistake in the conception of the objects for which society exists. Society does not exist Erlmarlly for the prevention of ovll, ut for the promotion and preserva tion of welfare, individual and col lective. That is the dominant consid eration when manifestations of wrong are discovered. To sacrifice the life of the community, to break up its or ganic relations, to blast the confidence between man and man with the dyna mite of distrust, is little short of the worst that could be dqne In the de sire to correct wrongs. Let the hunt for successful rascality go on, but let It rather be a still hunt than one whioh paralyses the commu nity with fear, stuns the business sensn by unnecessary blows, and takes the heart out of the mutual helpful ness which has always been the savior o society in a time of emergency. FOR THE FA LL ; Ana tor an the year around it a economy to inspect our stocks and ascertain our prices before purchasing any thing in the line of Hon Would the President Endure Un popularity If It Lamef (The New York Globe.) The President has been marvellously popular as a fair-weather President. He has received an amount of laudation never before heapud on an American by his fellow citizens when alive. As he has been praised beyond his merits, he now seems likely to be dispraised beyond his demerits. Whether rightly or wrongly, a large number of persons (reference is not made to suspected financiers, but to legitimate investors) entertain a pretty fixed opinion as to whose hand smote them as to what underlying InfCuence withered the value of thoir property and their se curity. The conviction, although it be rated" as a prejudice born ot misinform ation, is too deep for disclaimer or ar gument to make much impression on it. During the sixteen remaining months o his term it will not be surprising if President Roosevelt experiences a taste of the obloquy so plentifully heaped on President Cleveland from 1893 to 1897. Will the President endure the attacks, which, of course, will seem horribly unjust to him, with the dignified stoicism that Mr. Cleveland displayed, or will he yield to the impulse to ; We are showing a most satisfactory line of Dining ; Room Furniture in handsome designs, modern and Oolo- j nial, in Mahogany and Golden Oak. The Weathered and Fumed Oak Suites are very popular and furnish the P dining room handsomely. IThe Bowditch Fvtaitute. Cb'J I , 100, 102, 104, 106 ORANGE STREET. 3 In buying) Cut tla$s,dctndte bslwcin Genuine hand cutU otid pressed j?ta super uti!lcuk.j The Cat Cfass offered by THEiEBDVCPMPANY ' Is hand cut dnd the patterns differ frcm the ordinary Cut Gltttti AUtoitive pkc forccfdin Gsifts ' ft l!u