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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, .1907.
8 MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER Founded 1706. THE OLDEST DAILY TAPEK PIB I.ISHED IX CONNECTICUT. SEW iivvex, cosy. Delivered by Carrier In tlie City, 12 centg a week, 50 cents a month, ?3 for six months, $0 a year, ine snrce tennt liy jnail. Single copies. 3 cents. Telephones! EDITORIAL ROOM, 684. BUSINESS OFFIC3. 30S1. THE WEEKLY JOURNAL. Issued Thursday. One Dollar a Year. J. B. Carrlngton Publisher K. G. Osliorn Editor-ln-Chiel - i r.in. Arinur j. sioane nuuiug ff. E. F. Norman. . ..Advertising Manager Thursday, December 10. THE PRESIDENCY. Taft as a public official of rare fidelity and zeal. Th question arises whether Con necticut, which knows Mr. Taft almost as well as Ohio does, and for personal reasons, ought not, acting through the Republican part;-, to second the motion of his native State and thus aid in the elimination of an impression which is as unfounded as it is unkind. There are scores of men distributed through out Connecticut, men who are engaged in serious and dignified work, who know exactly the kind of man he is and exactly the kind of President he would make if elected. If they give his candidacy the support it deserves it will in itself proviso the answer to the charge that he is somebody else's property. For Kepublicans not to hold up the hands of a man whom they know to be able in the extreme, and independent in his mental operations, would be little short of disloyalty. Mr. Clark does well to speak' out in meet ing as he has done. and The situation in the Kepublican par ty with regard to the next presidential nominee grows interesting. Secretary of War Taft will be home to-morrow from his long trip to learn that Presi dent, Koosevelt has mado a final re nouncement of all ambition, that Sec retary Cortelyou is not an avowed can didate, that Senator Knox assents, that Uncle Joe Cannon is still in the lime light and that Governor Hughes of New York declines to quit his job at Albany even Jong enough to say one thing or the other. In other words, Mr. taft will find a pretty large field against him in his task of securing the : necessary number of delegates to nominate. What will the Kepublicans of Con necticut do in casting about for a fa vorite? The foremost Republican edi tor of the State, Charles Hopkins Clark, has already declared himself unequivocally for Mr. Taft, and in that he is unquestionably supported by ev-: ery Tale man in the State who is eith er in politics or in a position to aid those who are in charge of the party's affairs. Charles F. Brooker, the Connec ticut member of the (Republican national committee, Is thought to be a Taft man because of his friendship both for the genial secretary and the President. It is rumored that the two senators from Connecticut in the Senate of the Unit ed States will follow the example of Senators Piatt and Hawley and hold themselves aloof from the contest, ex pressing no preference, on the one hand, ad, on the other, refusing ti attend the convention as delegates. The five members of congress have ., been careful not to commit themselves, -'ucnnjt in Wlic. The party organiza- eld or disclose a preterence. There are many admirers in this State of Governor Hughes, whose patient, in dustrious and effective way of doing things appeals to the Connecticut tem perament. The mysterious Cortelyou 13 "hot a man to conjure with, though there is no reason to believe that his . nomination would be resented by the large corporate interests. Uncle Joe Cannon has well-wishers everywhere, he is so human, but 'we are not pre pared to believe that either he or Sen ator Knox would expect to find sup porter among the' delegates from this State. ! '. As a general proposition it would seem that the Connecticut preference would divide. 'itself ,between' Mr. Taft and Governor Hughes very much as It divided itself in 1896 between Mr. McKiniey and Tom Reed.' That is up on the theory that Secretary Taft re mains in the President's cabinet, thus fearlessly and consclenubusly letting the unfortunate construction now put upon the connection between him and the President take care of, itself. The personal friends of Mr. - Taft in this State, like his personal friends every where, cannot understand the pro cess of reasoning by which the con clusion Is reached that if nominated and elected it will be as Mr. Roose velt's representative In office a pres ident with delegated power only but the fact cannot be denied that the ;on nection is harmful to the Taft move ment here. Nor is it altogether opposi tion to the views and policies of the President which accounts lor this. There is little doubt that Connecti cut would cast its electoral vote for Roosevelt should he run again. The embarrassment which the Taft move ment in Connecticut is meeting to-day springs from the notion that he is not as strong as his friends claim he is; that if he were he would seize upon a way to demonstrate his original. ty and power; that finally the people of Con necticut want io support a man who stands on his own feet and uses his own head. It is not clear to us how Secretary Taft could have made a much diffe.-ent speech than he did make in phio before he sailed for the Orient. He was a member of the President's cabinet and as such should have b-'en expected to uphold the President's policies; if he were opposed to them he would have resigned months ago. It is not clear to us now ho?.' he is to resign from the cabinet wnhout virtually admitting that he c'oes so to shake off the depressing ef fect of the connection. Mr. Taft is not .he man to do that, if by doing so he had reason to believe the President could intcsrpret the act as one of unap preciation or unfriendliness. And yet there remains the unfortunate .and un deserved feeling that he is handi capped by an association begun with no presidential idea behind it and con ini'"i tn tvo vpriasHng credit of Mr. Making a collection of the new a:u'. beautiful coins is hard work. WHY NOT? These are piping times of peace, but there are some who, while not raising thc-ir voices for war, are raising them for preparation for war. Thus, that watchful guardian of the safety of eastern Connecticut, the New London Day, ask.s, Why not put the Connecti cut Coast artillery on a war footing? It may be pointed out that New Ha ven is Interested in the answer to this question. If the Connecticut Coast ar tillery is put on a war footing that will necessitate the fixing of the great guns at Lighthouse Point so they can be fired at least once. It might also bring some more equally great and efficient guns to the Point. Then if any entrm should succeed in getting by that part of the Coast artillery around New Lon don It could hardly fail to be suitably Impressed with the frowning caiin'.'n at Lighthouse Point. "When the Swin ish 'fleet didn't come into, the Sound and attack New Ha vert it was the fet I- 1 ig around here and in Montowese that the Coast artillery at Lighthouse t'oint was well Worth Its weight in iron. It the New London Day knows1 of anv similar danger it is its duty to as'.tate u it is doing, and also to agitate sowv more. We hope it will not desist until all is as safe as it was when the Rpa i ;sh licet was menacing the Connecticut c at. and addresses of those who under the terms of the law were entitled io re ceive these emblem?. The result was an accumulation of nearly fifty thou sand names not, however, representing that many different 6fficers and men, because some of them will receive four or five badges for taking part in that many campaigns for which the medal3 were authorized. The accumulation of names was made by -the adjutant gen eral of thg army, and the quartermas ter general was instructed to provide for the badges. This was done by ar ranging with the Treasury Department" for turning out the badges at the Unit ed States Mint in Philadelphia, and a New York artist was employed to de sign the medals. The work has pro gressed fo far that there are now. on hand in the War Department nearly ?even thousand badges, only enough to furnish commissioned officers with the medals for the Spanish war. It was intended to defer the distribution until all the medals were received, but. In view of the fact that work on them at the mint has been suspended on ac count o? other- demands upon the fa cilities of the establishment, it has been decided to send out the Spanish war bac'ises beforo January 1, as a sort of Christmas present from the War department to officers of the army. By and by those who haven't died without the sight of the medals and badges they are entitled to will get them,, and perhaps those who have lied can have them put on their graves. The United States is pretty sure, though sometimes "a leetle slow." of the farm. During the past few- years tne consumption of apples in foreign countries and at home has shown a wonderful increase. - Where barrel? were consumed fifteen or twen ty ji-frs ago, there ar carloads now. The increasing demand has created a fcrtign market which must draw on American aJpples, and so great is the demand that to-day throe-quarters of th Maine apples go across the wn'er to England and the continent. Are Connecticut farirers payinrj proper attention to their opportunities as apple-growers? No rjetter apples ;an be raised anywhere than in Connecticut. much of it from rent or lease of school lands for grazine numoses and from interest on notes taken for deferred payments for land cold. London papers say that custom fixes $250 a day as t'no amount to be paid In tips by royal visitors at Windsor Cas tle. This amount is frequently ex ceeded, according to these newspaper authorities, and one ot tnem states mat Kaiser Wilhelm's recent short May with Kin.? Edward cost him $10,00) in gratuities to servants. Confidence when it gets forgiven. is oming b ictj, an 1 back all wi'. be freely A DEFINITION. Democracy in -this country has been waiting some time for a definition Several attempts have been made to give one, and they have mi been more or less unsuccessful. Up to date the best one seems to be that furnished by Colonel Watterson, who believes that he has remained a Democrat, in spite of all the temptations. This is the defi nition he gives: Home rule, sound money, and all men's rights; the in terests of the few subordinated to the Interests of the many, but the inter ests of the few respected;, the complete separation of church and State, and a tariff for revenue only; no clericalism, no class distinction, no caste discrim ination and no sumptuary laws. And, like the true and zealous re vivalist he is, the Colonel adds to this Icfinltion this exhortation: "Turn, sin ners, turn!" In other words, we sup pose, Back to the Constitution! A SEASONABLE SUGGESTION. The Yale News makes a seasonable suggestion. It says: "While at Oxford Rtiskin used to lead parties of stud ents, armed with picks and shovels, to repair the neglected roads of the neighborhood. If it were not for the fact that we leave tomorrow a volun teer band of crossing-cleaners might be organized to good :Tect. Elm street, in front of Yale Station, is in a dis graceful Condition as each poor stud ent sinks above his boot-tops in t slush one sees visions of grippe a.nd pneumonia." Whether or not the Ruskinian sug gestion Is a practical one for New Ha ven, as a. whole, seems to be out of the question. But the fact remains that, did we not know that our city fathers would object to turning out with shovel and broom to clear off the many other crossings similar in condi tion to the one mentioned on Elm street, we might well borrow the sug gestion and make it to the city at large. New Haven has long had a reputa tion of being one of the sloppiest of cities under foot during the winter time. Our street crossings are pro verbially in a wretched condition and our system of brick pavements with tfnir innumerable crevices for the wa ter to settle in add their not insignifi cant mite toward keeping our feet wet from November to May. To the wet streets and sidewalks may be traced half the sore throats and colds and, indirectly, the record made during the first twelve days of this month of eighteen deaths out of seventy as the result of pneumonia or the grippe and score more which had grippe as a contributing cause. The city lays , aside considerable money every year that the street cross ings may be Kept passable. Their con dition is the concern of the street cleaning department. But it should be a rnatter of civic pride with every citi zen, if it affects the health of the city so vitally, to eee to it that the side walk in front of his' residence or place of business is kept in as 'favorable a condition as it can be. A Hiawatha (Kiln. as) m4" htu just received a leUii that was m-uUil i-ev-en years ago. It vasn't a hi . A HARD QUESTION. In. California they are building what is claimed to oe the short"?: railroal in the world. Many lailroads in this country are ciwiaerably shorter than they used to oe. It seems to be as hard to koep "un desirable" Chinamen out of this coun try as' It Is to keep flits out of "the parlor" in Summer. We ha a Chin cse exclusion policy, but Commissioner General Sargent points out that to se cure really effective enforcement of it, it is absolutely essential to do some thing which is practically impossible namely, to deport all Chinamen who have no right to be in the country. Nearly all the Chinese deported are arrested on the border. It has not been considered expedient to make arrests in the interior, and especially in the East, because public sentiment takes the side of the Chinese. "The Chinese," says the Commissioner General, "cul tivate the friendship of their white neighbors, and there is apparently never any difficulty in enlisting hosts of influential citizens in their defense whenever a government official indi cates any intention to resort to a war rant of arrest." For every Chinaman who is arrested, two or three slip across the border and remain in the country unmolested. Mr. Sargent, im pressed by what he considers the fail ure of the exclusion laws, suggests the revolutionizing of the exclusion policy by negotiating a treaty with China by which that country will agree to keep at home her coolie class and the United States will agree to accord to all other classes the rights and privi leges of the subjects of the most fa vored nation. This would harmonize the Chinese exclusion poliVy with the plan of Japanese exclusion, and place the Chinese on an equality with the Japanese in respect of rights of travel and residence in this country. As the Chinese are growing more and more insistent on being treated better by this country perhaps some change in the policy will have to be made. But how can. China and this country, working together, prevent just what goes on now in the way of Chin ese sneaking into this good country? FORGOTTEN. The. New York papers tell the story of the death of "the man who was for gotten." His name was Eliwood Robin son and he had been an inmate of the Manhattan State Hospital for Insane so long since January 16, IS 1 2 -"that nobody outside remembered that he lived or cared that he died." There are certain features of the case that re mind one of Rip "Van Winkle, for, when the officials started out to locate some of the friends the man once had they found that most of the houses on Greenwich street, where he had lived over a quarter of a century ago before he had been taken away a lunatic, had been torn down. Even the numbers on ihe street had been changed and there was no one that remembered him. A bishop came to New Haven last Sunday to tell the story of the leper.s Uiat live on a small island just off ?orto Rico and of the work of his church among them. His plea for then. was that they had been forgotten; that in that land where all kinds of fruit? are to bo had for the asking they alont were without it. It seems strange, even pathetU sometimes, fvhen we learn of the very simple things that can make some peo pie happy. The man Robinson w:- nappy for twtnty-nine years In the thought that he was a performing cli phant In P. T. Parnum's show. The poor lepers on forlorn Goat Island went wild with joy when baskets of fruit, such as all about them could have for the asking, ?tre brought thein and when they were given a phono graph by means of which they could Hear again the happy songs that they ised to sing in the days when the were young, before the dread disease had found them. These two cases come with special meaning at the holiday season, if al! times every one should be re membered. But the irony of it will be that a!! v. Ill not bo remembered. There will still be some, like the man Rob inson and the lepers of Goat Island, that are forgotten and that fact will be made the harder for them to bear because of the pre at numbers of those that are remembered. Among the curiosities are the small gondola-shaped floats called caballitos (little horses) employed by fishermen on the ccast of Peru. They are made of canes, firmly bound together, with high turned-up prow. The rider rests on hi3 knees and guides his water-pony with a piddle. He goes over the roughest waves, and Denetrates the surf and breakers without fear. Occa sionally lie- is dismounted, but immedi ately regains his seat. His little raft is unslnKaoie ana he aenes uie stormi est sea,-although, of course, he never goes far from land- The club women of South Carolina will try to get from the legislature this winter a State library commission. The State federation owns 5,000 books, which It circulates in small traveling libraries. The bill which is to be tn- trodutjed provides for a commission of five members, two of whom are to be women named by the State federation. f the bu! passes the federation pledges Itself to turn over to tho State ih books ana equipment and work tor the extension of the system. As the clhef nesd is money it is proposed that the federation shall take steps to raise the necessary amount. Suggestions H ERE are a few things that OUR CONTEMPORARIES. PlcnK.nut. (The Springfield Republican.) It is pleasant to record the progress of The fCew Haven Journal and Courier urdcr the leadership of Col. Osborn. The news and intellectual sides of r.h paper have had a steady advancement, and now it Is primed on a new press. Intelligent New j-javen owes Col. Osbc rn's paper a liberal sup port, and appears to be recognizing the fact. siio-o-nat. t.nemselves as Chriprtnna (lifts things Of which fterbarvs we have in a little bettor layout than the other follow. 1 POCKET KNIVES sound prosa enough but we nave some k iv s ijh our case that are pjifect dream. Li tie and odd tnkk or thin anjd with all sorts o b ades. 25 cents t) 510.00? SCISSOR SETS. Nj woman, hoi--evcraJvanced in tiiou h . outg os thensej of scissors. Aid s ra" of 'hi cissors we have in rancy eatb cas.s would makeh ghlv appr ciaitd Rifts. $2.00 to $6.00. GILLETTE RAZOR SETS. An.v man wh., shave wi 1 appreciate r o' these popul.t shaving outritv This year we hveih m in ster inp silver and in many c mbin ti ins. f $5 00 tJ S2-.01V MANICURE SETS. WeV ne,-er before h.i.1 so many b-a tiful Cjfce.;. IS ms or tie j es' have peari- and st: ri ng silver handles. $2-0.) to f 15.60 COFFEE PERCOLATORS The wav to i.avt- C"ffe:' and have U right is to " make i! r git on the table. That's whv so mu.iy ,oi!-c.s buv Perco'-ators. $ .15 to $11.0 ' CHAFING DISHE-3. If you have a trienJ mau or uiri who as; ires to be a c i ik, buy him a lvtirw dish, We hive smie swli pitti-rns n co.per an.! i:i kd. $2.8 ) lo f 22.00 POSTAL fcCALE-i'. Just rghtfora man s dt-sk if he has a de k ar.d useful in either home or effice. ' ?1.50lo $3.20 CARVING KNIVE .'. In site of th? ti.t ihat wi- won't sell tatie .i uteiy that isn t ot the b-st gradeUve have manv ine-ens.ve cases t carvr. M UMBRELLA fS ALWAYS GOOD. If it's a good umbrella. We have a speciaj grade, of very choice material and attrac tive design, from the best umbrella manufacturer in the world. They are for both men and women, and are of fered at the uniform price of five dollars.. These are es pecially suggested for gifts. We have all kinds of good umbrellas at all kinds of pro portionate prices. The Tariff Aguln. (Tho Boston Post.) The warning comes from Washing ton that the Income of the government vlll be insufficient to meet the needs f the several departments for the next Hhc.'U year. Chairman Tawney.of ths annronrlatlons committee figures a Je- lu't of $100,OJO,OUO.' This should be alten in connection with th promise ot a revision of the tariff Immediately ifter the next presidential election. If thU stand-pat congress can boost the jxjionsen high enough, it will be entire !y in order to b-i' t hat tariff ratea can't possibly be reduced because of the con jieijuent loss of Income. Agntnnt Better Pay. (The Dallas News.) The general demand of the man In politics for more money for. himself I now being utilized for tho purpose of Increasing not only the size of the Mavy, so that more lucrative offices may be created, but has led to on open demand for largely Increased pay for the men In uniform, Whether such i.olicy is noted close at homo ns a lo ca! movement, as the policy of men in charge of State aK.iirs. or in the i?en oral clamor for more at Washington, it hi none tho less dangerous, and the News doc3 not hesitate to warn the people against it as one of the most alarming signs of the times. ' In this manner of plundering the taxpayers tho policy of oppression has always begun, and it has never failed to work out the same results, , fork and sle $2.50 jo $50.00 i Vi ass; 3?P ; A prize-winning hen has been sold for $400. It is not now expected that eggs will i each n.iro than 'hat ;rico per dozen. COMING. Honor's voice cannot "provoke the silent dust," but it can provoke the dust that is not silent. It is now do ing it in the case of the officers and men of the United States army who want the medals and badges which have been authorized by law for those who took part in certain campaigns in the Civil War, the Spanish war, the Philippine insurrection and the Indian campaigns. Legislation authorizing the issue of these medaU was enacted at the last congress, and steps were im mediately taken to obtain the names SKNDIMi MAIL PACKAGES. This paper cannot but acid emphasis to a caution to the public generally which haa come from the postofllce o.Hcials and has been mentioned in our news columns. It Is t:m matter of writ ing on the wrappers of Christmas presents that are being sent' away through tho malls, not only the ad dress of the person to whom the pres ent Is Going, but alsd the name and address of the person who is sending it. It Is surprising to see how many in telligent people for&xt to avail them selves of this little precaution. Al ready there is a goodly pile of holiday packages at the New Haven postoffice which are sure to be confiscated. The addresses cannot be found and as the name of thu sender Is not on them, there is nothing else to do. Service Store. (The New York Tribune.) Newport repeats the agonising lament of Panama over the alleged abuses of the service stores system. Down on the isthmus, as recent dis patches reported, the operation of the commissary department j In providing employes of the Canal Commission with supplies of various kinds has pre vented tne native tradesmen worn uo liv.; the business and reaping the pro fits which they expected; wherefore, there are lamentations and protests. Also at Newport the service stores of the Navy Department supply the needs of the officers and men of the ships which happen to be there, and so de prive the local shopkeepers of the patronage which they would otherwise enjoy; whorefire, there also arise la mentations and protests. ' rs Bjromei -FOR- Chris1 mas. Headquarters for thisa useful and interesting giftJH at 881 Chapel Street. Ilcjj'eJ you can find any style, size antl make at reasonable prices. jj Every Instrument filly guar anteed to be perfect!! satisfac tory and accurate. I axeroid $3.50 to $13,o. SELF-REGISTE'nXO, $35.00 and $i.CO. Chase 81 Cof SHIRTMASESS, 1018 and 1020 dhapel Street. Greet! in We are offering only articles of beauty and artistic merit suitable for Holiday Gifts. F.W. TIERNAN SCO. . 827 Chapsl Slreai EosRrrmfG opticas t!sHaruey$LewiS2 Opticians rsa $61 CJiapeiStAfewHaoen 665 Main, St. Hartford. 30 Main St. Springfield. Mass. SI Grace and beauty of figure depend In a great degree, on correct cor seting. The "Todd oor- set, best " conforms to fashions - latest decree. Made to order' only. Elastic stockings, etc, 'jtj maae to measure. ' HehrrH. Todd 283-284 YORK ST. ' Piano like this 150.00 Everything that makes mu Bio, and all mu. sle that is played. Chas. H. LoomlJ Looking to the New Yenr. (Tho Wall Street Journal.) People differ as to the length of the depresi-lon, but there Is a well-Informed section of the business world which pins its faith to a rising star, and looks for a fairly active season for trade from New-year to the opening of the spring. They base their views on the fact that consumption, outside of lux uries and hiffh-priced necessities. I Koing on steadily, that the consuming worm ns a wnoie nas not lost its pur chasing power to any great extent, and that as business throughout the coun try up to the time of the panic was on a substantially sound footing the 're sumption of activity Is only a qurtlon of how soon the banks can be placed on a casn nasis. let it is quite as generally conceded that though prices may come aown somewnai mere will ha no rapid drop for th present at least. MAINE'S LCCKY APPLE YEAR. Although Maine is a prohibition State sweet cider can still be had there, and there is enough of it to go around this year. Maine has had a decided streak of luck this year in tho fact that while tha apple crop in otheij' parts of the country has not. been Wi to the mark in Maine it has been bij. The big crop this year is not duey'so much to the fact that the old orcbkrds are yielding an immense harvest 'as that new orchards are coming, into maturity Thousands and thousands of young trees are being planted ; every year for future harvest. Maine farm ers use realising that in their orchards thej- have a f ource of revenue equal to. " cieeeJia. a.nv other de;j,a? ment 1 - I H'lint Ho J.cnrns nt School. He can weave a raflla basket. Make a cunning pasteboard box. Cut a Noah's ark from paper, Fashion bent-wire weather cocks; He can mold a wabbly pitcher (Some two inches out of plumb!) He can work in brass and iron Strange he cannot do SUM! Hp can knit Rnd he can hemstitch; H can draw. and raint and sins: H can work in wood and leather, He can knot tne testive string; , . He. tan weave a mat superbly, And in stringing beads excel. Truly Willie is a wonder Strange he cannot res d and SPELL! Willie's father, s it happens. Is a. queer, old-fashioned vrank Who.-cnntends, in education. ' Th3 three Rs should held first rank, AnrV'tt grieves him tint his offspring SJiould xrow up in ignorant quite So Jie'f buckled down to business And is teaclimsr El'-l at NIGHT! Rose Farker in Chicago News. SAYINGS AND DOIXGS. The famous pickled eggs Of Chini aro preserved with a pickle made of common mud. salt, saltpeter and ip7 bean sauce, a'-l mixed together Ihe eggs are coated with a plaste- of this mixture and laid awny until "ripe." when the" are ready for the table. Pre pared in "this way they will keep sev eral months. The permanent free school fund of Texas amounts to more than $30,000,000 in value, and the revenue derived comes in large part from Interest on bonds of the various counties, and REASONABLE. "They say that ha married her for her money." "And what did he do when she iost her wealth?" "Ha lost his rea son." Harvard Lampoon. "Do you enjoy your new automobile?" "Not much," answered the nervovn man. "When it runs I am apprehensive anu wnen u nuean t i am anuoyea Washington Star. "Jones always calls a spade a spado, doesn't lie?" "Yes ever stnee he got kicked out of a poker srnme for calling one a club, one night." -Cleveland. Leader. "It ain' near as foolish." said Cncle Kben, "fob a boy to believe in Santy Claws as It. Is foh a growed-up man to sit down and trust to luck.'' Washing ton Star. "Vhnt's become of young Benson?" "Oh, he got an automobile." "Is that so? Is his wife havinj .any trouble gettiny hia llf insurance?"- St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ,v Caesar,"; upon the Lupercal, thrice re fused a ki'ngly crown. "And," remarked he tn Mare Loc-b. "I guess that will rellev- ome of these boom-nurses.' oulsvllle .. Courier Journal. "Old Mar Pilkinson candir11y; admits that his wife made him what! he Is." "Tes. but I have noticed that he is nl wavs careful to assure himself before admittirg it that shn isn't present to put in a denial." Judge. "There's a young woman that never becomes tiresome,'' said the critic. "She wears wen. "But not much," observed his friends, ,is he glanced at her Parisian ball gown. Cleveland plain Dealer. "You must have a good appetite." re marked the thin man, enviously. "What do -ou tako for It?" "'Tn all my experi ence," replied the plump one. "I have found r.othinr. more si:tih'e than food." Philadelphia Public Ledger. The elevated railroad guard had re signed his position as an usher at the church. "It mixed me ail uo,- he said. "When I was showing peo-.-io into the pews on Sunday morning I'd telj 'em to steo livelv ' and once or twice I started to take up a collection In the s: cjar." Chicago . Tribune. If Mm p a gift or something ; Lgjfl i Illl'Jll I" '' ' first visit our ; $ ' Spijil .1 artistic show rooms ' , -, p 4s3 and exiwnine our - I 1 ! extensive stock of Effi I pill I brgrtottfl Btaxm. BMvtt, Ollfota. iPllil of every description , - )S mas 'Furniture J ' . Ati 20 TMs is a striking inducement for your immediate investigation of our' large and complete assortment of Xmas 4'ifts,. Pieces of Furniture make very acceptable presents provided you buy them at a dependable store where1 quality can be relied on. Mahogany Tea Tables, Sewing Tables, Nest of Tables, Tabourettes, Drop-leaf Tables, Writing Desks, Odd Chairs and Rocker3 make handsome presents. I OPEX E VEXING 5 CXTIL CHRISTMAS. Tiie iBowditcli Ftstnitofe Co ijoo, 102, 104, 10G ORANGE STREET. mokins j l. ,..; ' )