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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1907.
4 '4 NEW HAT EX, CONN. THIS OLDEST "DAILY PAPER PE B LISHED IN CONNECTICUT. Founded 17C6. i. ' Delivered by Cnrrlers In he CItT, 12 ernta a week, 50 cents a month, 3 tot a!x months, 8 a year. The same terms hy moil.. Single Copies, 2 cents. Telephones: EDITOniAL ROOM, 684. BUSINESS OFFICE, 3981. THE WEEKLY JOUHNAL. Issued Thursday. One Dollar r Year. J. B. Cnrrtngton Publisher K. G. Osborn Edltor-in-Chlel Arthur J. Slonnc Managing Editor T. E. F. Norman. . . .Advertising! Manager not i proceed THE XEW HA VEX BA1LBOAD. President Mellen of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company is but carrying out the defi nite policy he has enforced since he. was elected to its head in visiting Washington for the purpose of inter viewing President Roosevelt. The visit does not mean, we take it, .that his View of the independence of his com pany as a Connecticut creation has un dergone any change, though his view of the injury that may be done the property by overzealous criticism on the part of the department of justice may have been enlarged by recent events. At any rate it will be counted a good thing that he undertook the Journey to the national capital and presented to the President the danger as he sees it from other than an open course of Investigation. 1 It has been inconceivable from the first that President Mellen took up the possibility of a merger with the Bos ton and Maine without a full realiza tion of the legal rights and limitations - involved. As The Journal and Courier said at the time. President Mellen might err in his judgment with regard to the advantages of the proposed merger, but as a sane man he would be so reckless as to without advice as to his power under the laws. This view has further impressed itself up on observing business men. President Mellen frankly told the railroad com mittee of the Massachusetts General Assembly that his pbject in undertak ing to secure control of the Boston and Maine railroad wa3 not to gratify a twentieth century ambition to grow and consolidate in every direction, but to protect the vast property of which ha is the head; that it was well under stood that if the New York, New Ha ven and Hartford Railroad company did hot acquire control of it, the New Tork Central would, which meant the ' weateninrf the Connecticut institu tion. President Tuttle of the Boston and Maine approved the merger with the New Haven road as a better prom ise of advantage for the producers of New, England, not that he regarded the loss on the part of his road of its independence with satisfaction, but that the policy of the State of Massa chusetts towards railroads was such that independence had become impos sible. In spite of these facts, each, and all of them pointing to a straight and honorable understanding between re sponsible parties, the steps were tak en which have since confused a sim ple situation and led to a proposed in vestigation on the part of the federal department of justice into the integri ty of the movement and the purity of the motives of the consolidatlonlsU. It is further conceivable that Pres ident Mellen would have been content to let things drift for a while had it not been for the sudden drop in the value of the road's stock, coincident with the fall of values everywhere. He could have afforded to play a waiting jame under the original circumstances, undisturbed by the fear that unfor tunate impressions might disturb his stockholders. Obviously he could not afford to wait a minute after the im pression had been left on the mind of , anyone that the proposed investigation of the pending merger was begun in the belief that something wrong had been attempted in the cold-blooded re straint of trade. Mr. Mellen says in an "interview and later probably to Presi dent Roosevelt, with whomhe has a personal as well as official acquaint ance: "If there is to be an investiga tion of the merger by the national gov ernment, I should like to give my as sistance in expediting it in every way possible. I hear that federal investi gators are at work, but none of them has come to me for any information. I am willing to tell them everything I , know in relation to the merging of the two roads., I want the job hurried through because I do not like to go about under the cloud of being inves tigated by the department of justice. It isn't a pleasant position and I don't like lt.'rIt has been said that in addi tion to this frank expression of his gen eral views, Mr. Mellen told President Roosevelt of the difficulties which be set a large corporation needing money when under suspicion as to the legality of its conduct Manifestly the movement hits reach ed a point where it is in order to de mand a speedy disclosure of all the facts. President Mellen has been made to feel that his acts have provoked a suspicion as to his real intentions. The corporation over which he presides has to the attitude of the investigators. The general publrf, which has been misled In many directions and almost been taught that there is no such thing as an honestly created and honestly administered corporation, does not know what to think. The Connecticut public has given no sign that it has lost con'fldence in the management of the company, though a distinguished man has doubted the wisdom of its expansion policy, but it ia nevertheless a wise thing to do to set forth as early as possible just what the difficulties are, if any, in the way of the merger which makes federal interference Jus tifiable. Not to extend the Investigation at once so that it will include Mr. Mel len as an early witness for his com pany will be to warrant a suspicion as to the motives of the government. The cure for all concerned is publicity. "phantom" may be right about the crown jewels. That was dreaming to some pur pose. Perhaps somebody in this country will be able to dream where all the money suddenly went. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. While we have no faith in artificial attempts to regulate the local trade market and to confine purchasers to a limited field, we have the greatest faith in a realization on the part of the purchasing public of the progres sive enterprise of local merchants. It O.VE DASHES. While Captain Amundsen is getting ready to "make a dash" for the North Pole with the help of polar bears Lieutenant Shackleton is getting ready to make a dash for the South Pole with the help of an automobile. The automobile which will help make the dash has been shipped from London to New Zealand, whence it will be sent on board the Nlmrod on its way to the South Pole. The car has wheels like those used on motor omnibuses, but when Ice has to be traversed the rims will be fitted with feur-inch is not so many years ago that the in- spikes, set in pairs, to afford a grip, In trdduction of more rapid transit be- these circumstances, too, the front There is a man in New Bedford, .Massachusetts, who has been mar ried twenty-nine years, and yet writes aany to his wife, who is sixty miles away from him. We fear that this item will cause some married folks to .heave a smile when it ought to cause them to heave a sigh. HAVE TOV XOTICEt) IT? ' Have you noticed how serenely and soundly New Haven has stood the "financial strain?" Nobody has even got excited here, or if anybody has the general calm has soothed him and giv en him peace. The New Haven banks have gone steadily along doing legiti mate business in a legitimate way, In accordance with the good old custom that has made and kept them safe and sound. If the good people of New Ha ven hadn't read dally about the panic and things they wouldn't have known that there 'was anything for anybody to be disturbed about. Of course this kind of living isn't so .grand and ex citing as the kind the have beJn hav ing in New Tork and some other places, but it is much more comfort able and profitable. We owe each oth er a vote of thanks, and a special vote of thanks is due the honest, consent tive bankers of New Haven, who have conducted their business so wisely and soberly in hifalutiri times that when the pinch came they and the commun ity dependent on them were not pinched. - , THE FINANCE HOARD. Time and experience have vindicated the judgment of the charter makers who insisted upon a common clearing house for all departments of the city government. It has disposed of the old fashioned happy go lucky method of raising and distributing public mon eys and introduced an orderly manner of performing that duty. The most reassuring feature of this clearing house method of handling the public purse consists in the opportun ity It gives administrative boards to develop the highest possible sense of oversight and control. While a heavy responsibility is placed upon the com missioners to manage their depart ments with the money appropriated, the other, responsibility of developing them in every theoretical way is quite as heavy. The departments this year have been properly guided by a sense of their own needs, on the one hand, and, on the other, by a realization of larger returns if more liberally supported. More and more, too, will It have to be realize that New' Haven is a city of the major class and must be treated as such. Its needs are metropolitan and will constantly grow more so. Of all citizens the members of the finance Loard are keenest to understand this. The United States treasury Is put ting out a million and a half of new currency every day. The treasurv must bo having three meals a day, with meat at all of them. SOME GOOD I HE A MING. Considering the disturbed state of Russia it is not surprising that old men there are seeing visions and young men dreaming dreams. One of the dreamers has made a decided hit. He wrote to a St. Petersburg paper that for three nights in succession he was visited by the "phantom" of the early custodians of the treasures in the Hermitage mu seum, who 'complained of their dis appearance. The treasures consisted of golden medals struck off by the vari ous emperors of Russia In memory of great historic events, as well as a num ber of antique coins found during ex cavation work in Southern Russia. The phantom complained that these had been replaced by copper replicas, and it declared further that a number of .diamonds belonging to the crown, stored in the Hermitage museum, and valued at $10,000,000, had been re placed by glass imitations. The publi cation of this dream was followed by semi-official denials, but soon it was admitted that the medals and coins had been substituted because of the danger of their being carried away during some extreme revolutionary dis order. The originals, it was declared, are safely stored away in some other place. The disappearance of a jewel headed cane, once the property of Pet er the Great, which was also reported tween New Haven and New York at reduced rates was bemoaned as a pub lic affliction. The fear was expressed that the change would spell ruin for local enterprise, just as the fear is now expressed that more frequent and cheaper trolley service between this city and adjoining towns will work to the disadvantage of the latter. As the history of the past twenty- five years has been written in the city of New Haven, which is the particular locality which claims the co-operation of The Journal and Courier, written that is in human experience, it tells of the constant development of the mercantile temperament and the thrift of its leaders. New York has not suc ceeded in securing the trade of New Hayen people, but New York has been compelled to watch the deportation from there of business habits and bus iness methods which everywhere make for a larger volume of business. The stores or shops of New Haven to-day offer the purchaser of staple goods or goods especially designed for the Christmas trade the same variety to select from, with the same assurance of excellent quality, that the stores and shops of the metropolis offer. There is no accident in this. It may be traced to the inevitable consequence of im proved trade facilities. If the purchas ers of a former day were carried more cheaply than their fathers and moth ers were to the metropolitan markets, the merchants of the present day have learned to utilize' those identical forces of quicker Intercommunication and bring here the products of their purchasing kill. In other words the stores and shops of New Haven remove all excuse for the people of the city to seek else where the things which gratify the gift making instinct. The world will never be completely cured of its hab it of ' making purchases ' wherever chance or idle traveling affords the op portunity, and It is Just as well that this is so. The fact is that in a city like New Haven the great majority- of the population seek here the gratifica tion of their needs, and since they seek successfully the gratification of their needs it is a' source of public pride that the response to their demand is so proportionate. These are facts which should not be overlooked by the people of New Haven as they near the period for Christmas shopping, As they read intelligently and carefully the adver tisements which the merchants pre pare with such imagination and which go In turn to the readers of a repre sentative newspaper of the character of The Journal and Courier, they should the more seriously consider the closeness of the relationship ' between seller and purchaser as constituting the basis upon which a city like New Haven rests. The merchants of the city have un dertaken this fall to anticipate more enterprisingly than ever in their pur chase of stock not only the dally needs of their patronB but their holiday whims and conceits. Though ftie print ing of The Journal and Courier is prim arily done to disseminate the news of a day, the attractiveness with which the advertisers set forth their own sense of mercantile enterprise and leadership adds tremendously to the general interest in the publication. To the readers then as well as to the ad vertiser we extend the assurances of our highest regard. The combination is invincible and the results a source of new prosperity for New Haven. wheels will not revolve, but will be fix ed to broad runners, resembling skis. The exhaust gases will be used to heat a snow tank on the car, thus provid ing a supply of drinking and washing water The gases will also heat a foot warmer fixed to the floor of the car. Over ground similar to that explored ty the Scott expedition the car could carry a crew of three men, with sup plies, 150 miles a day. These plans furnish a good oppor tunity for betting on the relative mer its of polar bears and automobiles as pole-dashers. They also furnish a good opportunity for those who laugh ed at Walter Wellman's balloon to laugh some more. Sparkling apenta (Natural Apenta Carbonated), IN SPLITS ONLY. Refreshing acd Pleasant Aperient for Morning Use. The residents of Rio de Janeiro and of Buenos Ayres are keen rivals ail .the latter have Just voted to span! ,$15,000,000 more in beautifying theii .city. Already it 's one of the most magnificent cities in the world and sreat sums have been spent in broad ening streets and putting up public buildings. 1 Jac,ob Bankes, a track patrqman or the Sunbury division of the Pennsyl vania railroad, walked into th statijn at East Bloomeburg the other night and remarked that he had just com pleted his 70,000th mile of traok walking. He had come in from his 31,810th Inspection of a stretch of railroad two and one-half miles lonar ,with 10,000 rail joints to scrutinise In the course of a night's shift. IN ANTICIPATION OF Thanksgiving Day Money would have to be pretty bad ly tainted to bo refused by anybody nowadays. A IIIGEAT OX A BIG FLEET. Those who run our big battleships have to have proud stomachs, and the United States dots all it can to see that they have them. Thnaval purchasing officers have" completed the contracts for the provisions for the fifteen thou sand men of the Atlantic fleet during the hundred days or more of the cruise from Hampton Roads to San Francis co Bay. There are three thousand tons of these provisions, costing $375,000. This Is not an extraordinary expense attached to the trip of the vessels, be ing the usual amount of provisions which would be necessary by way of malntenatice under any circumstances, whether the vessels stayed In northern Atlantlo water or were cruising. The trip will be availed of to make a num ber of experiments in storing and packing dried provisions. It is desired to devise some method by which space' may be saved and the handling of ma terials facilitated, especially within the limited quarters of ships of war, where there Is much passing of boxes and barrels up steep ladders and along Sir Frederick Treves, in a racont address to tho students of the Royal Dental Hospital and the London School of Dental Surgery, reminded his audience that this was an agi of crazos. "Everybody is on a dlst," 1 e, said. "Some people drink at ncals, some drink before meals, some drink after meals, and possibly some drink under other circumstances. Some eat meat, others do not touch it, and soma live on a diet of water and nuts. If these' people were a little more careful about their tth they would not need u be v careful about their diet." A stork named Marinette goes about with great dignity among her circle of acquaintances on a wooden leg In the town of Rellzane, Franca. The stork is the property of Hilalrs Barge. ,Whon her left leg was broken her master tried first to set the injured .member, but after a month the bones had not united, and the wound caused by the splinters had begun to show signs of gangrene. The prautl'i mev decided on amputation, and fifteen days later the stork was walkl g ri two legs, only one was of wood. A monarch by the name of Yborshl Is advertising a king lorn for sale in several Continental newspapers. He offers his throne, crown, sceptre, do minions and subjects for sale, with thirty wives thrown in, for the modast sum of $200,000. His realm is that of Aysbonia, a strip of land in Afri:a 250 miles long and ninety miles wlda. The power of life and death is the King's prerogative, and goes with tho rrnwn ns does the evantlnsr of all r.tn narrow passaged. It Is purposed to test cessions. A special attraction of the rnrtnln bant on hnnrd thn VIriHntn fnr I Offer Is the royal cro vn, which Is IX the carrying of flour,' to see if a water- n,?at dladem, mad" of h.umfn 8ku''13; proof covering can be obtained which THB great New England Feast 14 not many .weeks away. Many housekeepers have already begun to plan for the feeding of "all the family anc are counting np knlvei and forks and spoons to see If there art enough t go round. Hire you! I Our Pall rtoek of Cttrlerv art In i Wj?gr and better than ever before. NH where not even in firaf ttetham can you find at one place larger variety ofl ftigb grade cutlery than here. Prioogf On. so kind oil Cutlery m one undersells! us. And wa don't oar a to ell Cutlery tta& im't good. Poor Cutlery is felghi priced erea if given away,1 A FULL HAND (According to reliable wort of reference on the "great American - fiune") consists of a pair and tlireo of a kind. We have thai particular deal tn underwear make: A pair of English and three Ameri cans, Allen, Solly A Co. and Cartwright A Warner stand at the top across the water, while here, beside our own linen mesh which ia wearing and pleasing so well, we have the American Hosiery and Dr. Juries products. Chase&Co. SHIRTMAKERS, 1018 and 1020 Chapel St. r .ft "Tha Secret of Slenderness. A feature so essential In the present styles Jes in wearing the Cel ebrated "Todd Corsets" the correot foundations. for modish gowns. Elastlo Blockings, etov to measure. Henry H. Toddi MMkM YORK ST. will be easier to handle and capable of being, stored in smaller space than when boxes and barrels are used. In addition Jo the experiments in packing and storing provisions there will be a' grand experiment in eating The throne is made of skulls ana thigh bones. Thus far his dusky ma jesty appears to iiave had no offer. provisions, success. and ft is certain to be A Spanish duke has broken off his engagement with an American girl because her Income Is not o"ev a quarter of a million dollars per year. He was hasty. That is now consider ed quite an Income In this country. by the "phantom," was admitted, and Lttt made nervously apprehensive as there ia a strong belief also that the 11 Ml IT VlMFOllT. That is a valuable contribution which Dr. Xaunyn of tho University of Strasburg makes to the discussion of the means of attaining long life with health. In enumerating the rules of wholesome living for those who are approaching old age, he sums up with, as he says, "the every-day conclusion that the be6t nourishment Is the com monest." This is encouraging to those who are feeling sad because, owing to the tightness of their money, they are con fronted with the necessity of giving up the terrapin, peacocks' livers and oth,' er expensive luxuries they have hither to been able to delight themselves with. It is an unhappy thought that. owing to the rush toward oatmal, has ty pudding, water and other ingredi ents of simple living, somebody may take a notion to put the price of them away up. If they do we shall have to go back to the more complicated living or seek a simple grave. JHE 8 EKE OA EXPERIMENT. Perhaps the Seneca experiment is worthy to be mentioned In the same day with the Galveston experiment. the Des Molne experiment and the other experiments lrt city Improve ment that are being made. Seneca is In Kansas, where they take kindly to experiments. Last spring the Business Men's League of Seneca placed Itself the head of a movement to do something for the town, to make "a model Seneca." The city officials gave their hearty assistance. The problems which confronted the little town were not exactly those which confront a big city, but the principle remains tho same. The first thing the city officials nd the business men did was to find out what should be done, and the sec ond was to do It. There were weed patches all over the city. The weeds were cut. A "weed day" was appoint ed and the Btores were closed while everybody cut weeds. Then there were tin cans by the wagon load. They were colfeeted and hauled away. The campaign even began with the Import ation of an "exnert," who gave lec tures on how to "make Seneca a good place to live In." Then everybody set to work to make Seneca that kind of a place. All of which illustrates the fact that real reform, like real charity, begins at home. Sene,ca Is a model place now, like New Haven. No weeds or heaps of tin cans in the streets here. Wc keep our streets here so clean that wo even wash the crossings. Thre Author. Prollfle authors, noble three, , . X do my derby off to ye. Selected, doar old chan. who knows The quantity of verse and prose That you have signed in all these years: You've dulled how many thousand shears! You've filled, at a tremendous rate, A million miles of "holler plate" A wreath of laurel for your brow! A stlrrnp-cup to you here's how! And you, dear Ibid. Ah, you wrote Too many things for me to quote, Though Jtartlett, of quotation fanie, I'lnvs up your unpoeue name More than he did to Avon's bnrd, Your stuff's on every page, old pard. Bouquets to you the writer flings; You wrote a. lot of dandy things. And you. O last, O greater one, 1 A word with you, and I have done. You. dear Exchange, that ever floats Around with versos, anecdotes And Jokes. Oh, what a Jot you sign (Quite frequently a tiling or mine). Why, It would not be very stranpre If I should see this signed Exchange. 0 favorite authors, wondrous three, 1 do my derby off to ye! Franklin P. Adams, in Century. APPEARANCES. V"" "Please, teacher," said a small boy. one of a very large family, "the baby." Fllegende Blatter. Stella Do you believe In a declar ation of war? Bella Certainly; I keep , my rnar rlage certificate framed in the par lor. New York Sun. "Is your son making a success at college, Mr. Jones?" "Is he? I should say so! He's been In the hospital three times since the; term opened." Baltimore American.' She was heir to a contested fortune. But proved she wasn't & dunce; She got every cent that was left her By marrying her lawyer at once. Chicago News. , Guest- Why does Huber never say anything? Neighbor Because his wife always declares that two people should not speak at once. Translated for Trans atlantic Tales from Fllegende Blatter. "Don't yon think it was contempti ble of you to steal milk bottles?" "Now, hold on, Judfce," answered the prisoner. "Truly, I'd rather have stole a railroad. We can't all be high financiers, you know." Philadelphia Ledger. ' A negro preacher took some candi dates for immersion down to a river in Louisiana. Seeing some alligators in the stream, one of them objected. "Why, brother," urged the pastor, "can't you trust the Lord," Ho took care of Jonah, didn't He?" "Ya-a-s," admitted the darky, "but a whale's different. A whale's got a mem'ry, but ef one o' dem 'gators wus ter swallow dls nigger, he'd jes go to sleep dar in de sun an' fergit all about me." Junior Toilettes. Fused Invisible Bifocal Lenses Are like one piece of glass. By a special process this optical invention is ac complished. No bother some lines and cement to trouble you. We can furnish these at short notice. Prices Just Reduced. EOERYTHtNO'OPffcAli tiHarvey&LewiS2' is Opticians 661 'Chapel StAfeutffaaen A 86 S Main. St. fori ford 360 Main StSpringieU. Mass. OUIt CONTEMPORARIES. Visitors Always Wclcorae. Now on View Landscapes in Oil byWillHutchiks. F. W. TIERNAN S CO. 827 Chaps! Slreal VUltora Always Welcome. 'ti- -w5 trr Piano Ifke this $100.00 i Everything i that makes mu- f bio, na an mu. slo that 1st played. - ; Chas. H. Loomis ' GST Chapel St: SATIKGS AKD DOI.GS. One of the London underground railroads passes 185 feet below the surface. This is the record for sub terranean transportation. The fish population of the Nile in said to present a greater variety than that of any other body of water. An .expedition sent from the British Mu seum not long ago secured nino thousand specimens. ' Transatlantic travel In both direc tions has surpassed all previous rec ords so far this year something like ,2,000,000 persons having been carried across during the ten months, cf which 1,475,000, - largely immigrants, Plenty of HonpKt Men. (The Atchison (Kan.) Globe.) In spite of the fact that we are all crying, "Thieves! Thieves! there are really not a great many men who stoop to theft. Probably not one man out of a thousand Is an out-and-out thief. A few men ruin their lives by batns trlckv. find refusing to pay tlielr lion ext debts, but a real thief Is rare. Ami when you do find a mnn who Is a ihltrf; be Is poor ana miseranie. ine notion that a tbiet ever prospers is raise, n (a the honest, imrleht. useful. Indus- trlous man Who auecoails In life). If you do not know this. 5'ou do not know much. i Many a man accusea oi Doing a thlsf is more honorable than the po- ple making the chargo. Loenl Papers line! Lnta News. (Hartford Courant.) Numerous Inquiries woro reolved at this office yesterday niornins as to why "The Courant," a Republican paper, should announce that 'Tom" Johnson had defeated Congressman Burton while New Tork papers, re- gardissa, of their political affiliations. said tnat ii was uunon wno naa Deai- en Johnson. "The Courant" is a Re publican paper, but it is primarily a newtpapnr, and It could not b so blind as to srlve anything but the facts In Its reports. r'onucs nas notninj to do wltn the conveying of accurate nfonnatiou to the public. But the fact wag that at the early hour at which our esteemed New Yark cilntDinporarles went to press It looked as 1 Mr. Hurton was tho winner. The papers that come up nere oy eariy siiaciai train nave to db prinna tna day before. They practically all are on the press by midnight. On . the other h&nd "The Courant" goes to press ordinarily about half-past three and can run off later editions if con ditions demand It It is here on the spot. The "news" of the New TorJc papers that come up here lacks the very prime element of desirable news that is. that it shall be the latost. For the news as it is at the litest possible moment the local paper, morning- ani evening, is the only sure reliauee. For other papers in com parison It ia a race between the locomotive and tha telaa-MTih. No. Here's Tfie Dining ' Room Fumitme. Mahogany Extension Tables. .$50.00 to $125.00 Golden Oak Extension Tables - 6.75 to 60.00 Mahogany Buffets 50.00 to 125.00 Golden Oak Buffets 20.00 to 60.00 Mahogany China Cabinets. ... 40.00 to 100.00 Golden Oak China Cabinets.. 15.00 to 100.00 Mahogany Dicing Chairs 5.50 to 25.00 Golden Oak Dining Chairs... 1.25 to 15.00 The BovcUtch Ftnittie Co. 100, 102, 104, 108 OEANGE STREET. !W'H''H--,i ART" WARES purchased ot ore nt only of the. ihetk.tsthaKal ejcejl to ks SWftlli I have come westward. body need be told whlcH la the faster.