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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1907.
'JOURNAL-COURIER Founded 1706. ST DAILY PAPER PIBi SD I CONXECTICt'T. ;w HAVEX, COXX. d by Carriers In the City, 13 Aeek, 60 cents a lountb. S3 (or ths, 8 a year. ' ue saute term Stogie copies, 3 cents. Telephones! EDITORIAL ROOM, 004. Bl'SINESS OFFIC3. 3081. THE WEEKLY JOLRXAL. ?ued Thursday. One Dollar a year. I. B. Currlngton. . G. Osborn Arthur J. Sloanc. T. E. F. Xoruian.. Publisher Editorlu-ChIcI Managing Editor .Advertising Manager Tuesday, December S4, 1007. consequences as a result of manipula tive clique enterprises. That is the definite realization that there is a lim it to the' ability and capacity of men to work intelligently and effectively. Combination and concentration have their virtuous sides, and have come in response to industrial peeds, but it has beeiTclearly demonstrated that even they have a Jirriit set upon their useful ness, just as individual and independ ent forces found there was a limit to their usefulness. These then are among the forces and influences which are preparing to confound the confident predictions of financial London,. tVhat self-interest fails to accomplish fear of consequences, combined w(th a new realization of human limitations, will. We are a young nation and not the most learned perhaps upon the face of the earth, but we can see a point when it is scored against us as the re cent point was scored and take advan tage of it. Financial London is too ner vous about our future. HUMAN LIMITATIONS. Springfield -Republican in an rif.1 ta mvc" 'Tt nmpK fvnm t.J.J EIU.U. w - .land through a dispatch to the w York Evening Post that 'financial ondon as a whole is beginning to be leve that the real moral of the crisis s been lost on America, and it an Jcipates resumption of triumphant control of your enterprises by manip ulative cliques.' The panic has shown, . however, that there s a limit to the ', powers ot said cliques. They lost their j grip on the situation just 'two months ! ago, and. may not recover it as readily . as some people appear to suppose." This is an Interesting and suggestive contribution to the literature of the rtsls. It Js not at all strange that Lon don, which has upon' more than one occasion questioned the conduct of American Industrial leaders and pre dicted disaster as a consequence of certain practices, should now question our realisation and appreciation of the fc-rausts which led up to the trouble I?h confidence here impaired it is n6t J'lnge that confidence there in our !d rock integrity reveals a similar impairment. On the contrary it would be remarkable if we should so soon ) ' realize and appreciate the inevitable f rnnsecraences of industrial folly. It would pe still more remarkable, how ever, if it should be contended that this is characteristic of the American speopla rather than characteristic of 1 the human family everywhere. Swim-. j xning as we were upon the high seas of abundant prosperity with not a black cloud In. sight, we a people behaved as people usually behave un der like circumstances; as the people of England have behaved time and llmajrf wften, business was excel lent and money cheap! It is the old story of the Irishman who was pa,- covering 240 acres and operating over thirty mifes of railroad, over which is carried to it daily 200,000 feet of sugar pine and yellow bine logs for the match machines. Inferior lumber will not do. It must be straight-grained and free from knots and carefully treated in addition. The by product goes into larger things. The factory on the Pacific coast referred to turns out as this by-product a thousand doors and eight hundred window sashes daily. In a single year one match com pany in the lake region cut 225,000,000 board feet of pine, though that was in tended for more than a year's product. The moral of this situation, as that of several other situatims, seems to be, Plant trees. It is becoming more and more evident that trees planned now will pay well. The new postmasrer of Boston was once a newspaper man. b" was gov ernor Johnson of Min resota. And once seems to have bean enough for them, YESTERDAY. It sometimes rains when it doesn't pour, but yesterday wasn t one oi me times. Coming after such golden day? as, we have had, and coming just when a golden day was wanted it was par ticularly disappointing, not to say dis gusting. But to-day will bring another day, and probably a better. Then to morrow the day of all the week the best, and acc'ording to the feelings of many, especially tnose wno nave yuuug feelings, the day of all the year the best. So let yesterday be charged up to experience and be forgotten, it naa its uses, we suppose, but they were not conspicuous enough to attract much attention around here. He said: "I do not believe in eternal damnation either in this world or in the world to come." Surely Mr. O'Britn has given some signy of having form ed the habits of law-abiding and so!f respecting men, which might be taken as ground for the risk of admitting him to the bar of Fairfield county. We are more than ever inclined to the the ory that the bar committee of that section of the State can improve upon its conduct in many ways. We say that with only the profoundest respect for the bar of Connecticut, however. wrote back: "Dear Sir: I am very sor ry to hear that my servants have been poaching on your preserves. P. S. Ex cuse my mentioning your preserves." A proposition submitted to congress is for a national initiative and referen dum, and the originator of the idsa comes from Oklahoma. The Idea is that 8 per cent, of the voters of fiftet States shall have thB power to propose legislation, and 10 per cent, of the same number may propose an amendment to the Constitution. This referendum is provided for where 5 per cent, of the' oters ot fifteen States asK tor it.-An other provision is for the submission of political que6tions to the people on the election Dauots. tSently carrying bricks in his hod to the second story of the rapidly grow ing building. His job was secure and the wages satisfactory. When half way up the ladder a companion from be low called out that his lottery invest ment had turned out badly. "NIver mind, me lad. Aisy corpe, aisy go." Even though financial London has al ready concluded that the lesson of the pst few months Is lost upon us and that we will soon return to the same, old stew, it will ultimately be written in history that the Ills of temperament from which1 we suffer are the ills to which the entire human family Is heir, Including financial London. Taking financial London more seri ously than we have above, closer study and observation of our conduct to-day as it is revealed in business undertak ings and in corridors of government, would convince It that while we may not have become immune against the temptations which beset the follower of the gospel "aisy come, aisy go," we are arranging our bshavjor to fit the We know and confess to a tolerance with wrongdoing that is characteristic of the American people, whether it is not.' The great majority of the people never had anything to do with the evil doing, though easy money in the form of wages did tempt many of- them to live more extravagantly than they should have done. "Manipulative cliques" did a land office business, no mistake, but we question very much whether they would repeat their ex perience should the opportunity pre sent itself. They appear at present to, be a bit skeptical about practices which when washed out leave behind such a disastrous wake. They will nev er probably lose their love 'tot the almighty dollar and for the fun of ac cumulating it, but it is entirely within the limits of a fat probability that they will prefer a style of play which costs less when the age of reason and -reaction sets in. If we may expect this sort of intelligent conduct from the manipulative cliques we may also ex pect from the public a growing indis position to ignorantly finance their en terprises. Should the law, for exam ple, permit the department of Justice to get at the sinning official instead of the sinning corporation, which is 1 among the things inevitable, the man ipulative clique will, we may be sure, live up to the new understanding of the limits of the safety zone. Our ' jgreat captains of industry may not be plaster saints or the. real thing in the saint line, but they are not fools. Hav. tng counted the cost of one extended experiment they will begin to map out .k fresh and more endurable ' line of Vmduct i Still another force is already at work l!o safeguard the public against like j POOR SEATS, POOR PICKING. Many who have had seats selected for them by gentlemanly and plausi ble sellers of seats In the box offices of theatres and then found that those seats were behind posts or behind ev erybody else in the house win be in terested in the discovery that such se lection may have pretty serious consequences- It appears that' if Miss Ellen M- Case, who died awhile ago in Hartford, leaving rich bequests to va rious benevolent and beneficent soci eties, hadn't had poor seats given to her by a gentlemanly and plausible ticket-seller, the Hartford Union for Home Work would have got a bequest of $10,000, and more as residuary legatee. The Friendly Visitors, an aux iliary of the Union for Home Work, gave the show, and the theatre man agement sold the tickets. But Miss Case cut the Union for Home Work out of her will feeling, perhaps, as some others have in such cases, that she had been snubbed,' when she hadn't been, except by the grand, the A SADDENING DECISION. There will be no more "scalping" of railroad tickets unless the Supreme court of the United States changes its mind, which it is not likely to do, or unless some other powerful people change their minds. But speculation in theatre tickets is not yet extinct, and does not seem likely to be soon. The Supreme court of Illinois has just de cided a State law prohibiting specula tion in theatre tickets to be unconsti tutional. Such a law might be valid in the case of railroads, but a the atre, says the court, is under no obli gation to perform its functions con tinuously, and it may sell its tickets at any price it sees fit. There is noth ing injurious to the health, morals, safety or general comfort of the pub lic In the resale of such tickets at a h-igher price than appears on. their face. This decision will bring sorrow to the hearts of people who fear that they may become victims of specula tors In theatre tickets. It will also bring sorrow to the heart's of theatre managers who try to protect the pub lic from being "stung." And even some theatre managers wno do not try to protect the public will profess sorrow that they are unable to do it. Wu Titg Fang is en his way to Washington- When he arrives, if h? can get answers xo the questions he will' ask, he and evufybody p!s$ will know more than they Jd nov. The man who, tha other Jay. in an address to a Boston audienca cf exclu sive descendants said t3 them that an ambition to be a hotab.n ancestor was more worth while wasn't crying in tho wilderness, bu,t sonu wno iviuw ton think he migh'- as well have been. lofty and the peculiar system of the atre management. The gentlemen and ladies in the box offices of theatres may not care much for bequests unless they are coming to them, but it. is well enough for them to know what they may do when they "shove off' a poor ticket on a rich but modest buyer who rlas made, or is about to make, a will. Howling Wolf, an Ok'.ah nn Indian, wants to go to congress If he Should go there and live up to "his name the debates would be tven more vivacious than they are. THE PORT OF CHICAGO, Chicago isn't on the sea coast and so it can't claim some things that go with the seacoast, but it is on the laks coast, and it claims all that goes with that. For instance, it rises and says that Chicago as a port of entry for foreign goods, as measured by the customs receipts collected, ranks fourth among the .cities of the coun try. The government statistics for the last fiscal year show that only New York, Boston and' Philadelphia are ahead of it. New York, of course, has enormously greater receipts than any other city in the country, but Boston has less than three times the collec tions of Chicago, and Philadelphia on ly double. The figure for Chicago was $10,162,952. Below Chicago came San Francisco, New Orleans, Baltimore and the Puget Sound ports, all on the seaboard, and also cities like Detroit and Buffalo on the Canadian border, as well as all other inland cities. Only St. Louis, among other inland cities, makes a showing in any way compara ble, and its receipts were less than a quarter of those of Chicago. That's porting it some. Perhaps by and by Chicago will be able to claim that it is the greatest port for airships in the world. MORE ALARM. "Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth." , Also behold how much wood the little match in its making useth up. So much that the match-makers are viewing the situa tion' with as much alarm as the situa tion is viewed with by an opposition political party. The people of this country alone are using 700,000,000, 000 matches a year and if the lumber becomes poorer may soon be calling for twice this number. There are hun dreds of factories scattered over the country, one ylant on the Pacific coast THE DIGNITY OF THE BAR. It goes, without saying that we hold no brief for Matthew, O'Brien of th$ city of "Bridgeport, who has made three unsuccessful attempts to ' gain admission to the bar of Fairfield coun ty. We certainly hold pa brief against the lawyers of that section of the State, who are among the ablest to be fpuhd in Connecticut. In so far as our under taking to comment at all. upon' his ex perience insinuates that a s'ort'oit re tainer controls us, it has to do with the dignity of the bar, which must maiji? festly be greater than the dignity of any member of it. We are very much in doubt over the situation as it exists and find it difficult to conclude that the O'Brien problem is being handled as it should be handled to conserve the dignity olt the bar. Mr. O'Brien has shown conclusively his intellectual capacity to practice law. He has passed the examination which is required of all applicants for admission. He has petitioned the Su preme court for advice and support only to be told that the right of a man to practice law goes by favor; that it is a privilege which is under the con trol of the county bar In which the ap plicant resides. The only satisfaction he has received from the county bar of Fairfield is a series of votes refusing him admission. No explanation has been vouchsafed him for the action, though he has declared his willingness to submit to a searching investigation into his private character. The Bridge port Farmer says in a sarcastic vein, wijlch but thinly veils Us disapproval of the attitude taken towards' Mr. O'Brien: "Up to this time the reason for rejecting his application has been unfitness based upon certain alleged ir regularities in his record of the some what remote past. These unfitted him for membership in a union, not one of the members of which had ever been guilty of even the slightest irreg ulatifv r.r ever had even a chemical trace of a stain upon his record." Whether the dignity of the Fairfield county bar is being injured or not by its attitude towards Mr. O'Brien can oply be judged when the alleged irreg ularities are laid before a tribunal fit ted to consider them. ' So long as no mention is made of them and so Jong as Mi-- O'Brien persists in ' declaring that he wishes his record inquired in to, it is going to be difficult for the average person to believe that the ac tion taken is good for the reputation of the bar. What would immensely add to the dignity of the bar would be first to take Mr. O'Brien at his word ml then having established its case aga'nst him proceed to disbar everywhere present members of the bar whose pri vate conduct falls below the standard set up by the O'Btien investigat'on That would be setting a pace whi -h would place the Connecticut bar at thJ head of the procession. Speaking of holding against a man an offense committed In earlier days reminds us of the reason former Gov ernor Thomas M. Waller gave when asked how he came to sign the petit! ju for the pardon of Kate Cobb, who js serving a life sentence in the State prison as the consequence of his ab)e prosecution of the r.se for the State. ANOTHER EAGLE AND CRITICAL EYE Henry Reuterdahl's eagle and crjti- cal eye discerned that our nattiesntps which steamed away so proudly and grandly the other day on their mis sion of peace were so low In the wa ter that a well-directed shot from an enemy could penetrate a ship at a place near the water-line where the armor Is thin and sink It. But there was another eagle and critical eye, fas tened on those ships when they steam ed away. That was the eye of Theo dore Roosevelt, president of the United States, and the man whose energy got the United States navy ready for the Spanish war, as npw it has got it ready for the Japanese peace-' And this is the result of that eyeing, ac cording to "one of the highest authorr ities'of tle government: President Roosevelt, when he reviewed the ' fleet on its departure for the Pacific espe cially noted the height of the armor belts on the battleships above the wa ter line. In every instance this belt was above the water-line,' and in many cases it was from ' three to" four feet. The complaint has been made that wheri the ships are fully loaded the tpp of the armor belt is awash- The ships of Rear-Admiral Evans" fleet were as heavily laden when they start ed as they wll ever be in time of war, and perhaps more heavily laden, so that the President himself stands ready' to refute exaggerated conclusions drawrj by recent amateur critics of naval construction. - That's the way to talk to "em. Let us have no "exaggerated conclusions" by "amateur cjttlcs of naval construe' tlon." That's a tttilcj way of putting t, too. To commemorate the sixtieth year of the reign of Francis 'Joseph the p6stal authorities of Austria wJU issue on January 1 a new set of postage stamps, eighteen In number, and only these will ;o!d by tha eoverhment In the year 90S. The stamns were designed by Professor Kolo Moser and executed in teel plates by E. stiinbok. The lower enomiriations bear the portraits of the six rulers who preceded the venerable Emperor, namely. Karl "VI. Maria Theresa. Josef II, Leopold II, Franz I nd Ferdinand. All the others show Franz Josef at various times of nil life. : : a Pittsburg millionaire: "enjoys a joke hugely. One i Fjttsi ugeiy. f his Jokes made me laugh 6ri my labt Isit to Skibo castle. ' Mr. Carnegie was entertaining at t,he time a Montenegrin prince. The morning after the prince's arrival we set out 1n a huge motor car for a. lopj; fun and as w whljszed paet n inn a great crowa .or Hijmanaers rose from- the benches betore the inn nd saluted Us- Tli prince seemed amazed at the Highland dress. 'Why,' he asked, 'do these men go bare-leg ged?' 'It is a local custom.' said Mr iparnesH; 'a mark of respect for you, sir. In some places people take off their oats to show honor to dis tinguished visitors; here they take eft their trousers.' " A they good deal closing of Frederick the Greit made a itle- factory meal on salt deaf pul? and cabbage. Great, wasn t It? , ! Th Mendicants. We are as mendicants who watt Along the roadside in the sun; ' Tatters of yestirday and shreds Of morrow clothe us every one. And some are dotards, who believe And Klory in the days of old; While feome are dvenmlng, harping itill vpvjj uu uujivvn egg m guiu. oeiess or witless. Not onfc. heeds, At lavish Time comes down toe Hopeless he wi And tosses Irt the suppliant hflt ' y One great new-minted gold To-day. . Ungrateful heart and grudging thanks, ! oeggar s wieaom oniy sees Housing and bread and beer enough; He knows no other things than these, O foolish ones, put by your care! Where wants are many, Joys are few; And at the wilding springs of peace, God keeps an open house for you: But that some Fortunatus' gift Is lying there within 111s hand, More costly than a pot of pearls, His dullness does not understand. And so his creitvlre heart is filled; His shrunken self goe starved away, Let him wear ' brand-new garment ' ' Still, - Who has a threadbare soul, I say But there be others, happier few, The vasabondlah sons of God. Who know the bywavs and the flowers jnd care not how the world may plod They idle down the trsffio lands, And loiter through the woods with spring; To them the glory of the earth Is but to hear a bluebird sing- mas shopping should be done earlvJ'r- Philadelphia Press. What will I gt for brother. What will I buy for sis, What will I get tor mother And what for a certain miss? What will I get I wonder. For Christmas time is r..jh! With Just two dollars thunder! What can a fellow buy? Cleveland Plain Dealsr. "Sav," said the tired-looking man as he paused in front of a sto.ll in the fish market, "throw mo four or five of your biggest trout, will you?' 4,,. 'But why do you want me to throw them?" queried the astonished dealer. "So I can look my wife in the eye wheri I get home and tell her I caught them." replied-the other, wearllN. - I may be a poor fisherman, but I m no Ananias." Chicago News. - - v- AS A Redy for Christmas Andrew Carnegie, said OUR CONTEMPORARIES. Conservative. (Ohio State Journal.) few of the brewers st til act as thought they weye conceding if a in not demanding Sunday the churches. Lat Resort at an) They too receive each one his Day; But their wise heart knows many tMngs , Beyond the siting of desire, Above the dignity ot Kings. One I remember kept his coin. "And laughing flipped it in the air; -But when two strolling pipe-players Came by, he tossed it to the pair. Spendthrift of Joy, his childish heart Danced to their wild outlandish bars; Then supperless he laid him down That night, and slept beneath the stars. Bliss Carmati. Cncor Up! (The New York Herald.) The par.ic is behind us; its wreckage Is 'being rapidly cleared away and there are bright skies and good times anead of us. Those wno have been hit should cheer up,' and those who are unhurt snoum loosen tneir purse strings, and all ,o us should present Cheerful faces to our neighbors and a cheerful word and gift to the unfprt- unato ana maxe it ror ourselves and ethers "A Merry Christmas." No Laughing Matter. (Hartford Cpurant.) Uncle Joe Cannon did not laugh with any real heartiness over the' news that superintendent of the Ahti-Saioon League had been denouncing him to art assemblage of Philadelphia Methodist nreaeharii an "a man whose ' HPS Of ID with profanity and whose energies are directed to the furthering of the liquor interests," It's-no laughing matter. It may turn out more sorious than those Indianapolis socKtaus. Fresh-WateF Criticism. (The W? terbury American. ) The young gentlemen who described the departure of tho Pacific fleet for the public prlhtg were assuredly hot of the kjnd who habitually go down to the sea Irt ships. They told the Associated Press that the sailors ''manned the yards," whereas we haven t had , any. yards in the American battltf division since' the Chicago was reconstructed; they led the Kew York Sun td declare that elgnal flags were stretched from the Connecticut's "bowsprit to truck," and bowsprits.' save for coal schooners, went out of fashion years ago; they had, Admiral Evans voyaging around Hampton Roads n a "galley," which !? a craft used only In the sea service of H. B. M, and they rearranged the May flower so that' when President Roosa. velt stood "alone on the bridge" (ob viously, he roust have navigated the yacht) the rest of his party stood "on the quarterdeck directly beneath him. ' However ,they united In declaring that the fleet was the most impressive thing of its kind afloat and in this they wer probably correct. Pure Food For Anlronls. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) George B McCabe, solicitor of ths Department of Agriculture, remarks that the natlenal pure food la IS fof the benefit of beasts'ss well as human Beings: The following example is cited; Suppose a farmer living in Indi ana, near Chicago,' should hauj his t"': into the Illinois metrpDolis for market: ing. Suppose; also, that this1 farmer claims his hay to be timothy. If he sells it under this claim and the pur chaser discovers that the hay contains red top the farmer )s liable to prose cutton under the pure food law. Quite proper. Likewise, presumably, the faithful horse who at the dinner hour finds shoe pegs served, when ths menu calls for oats, will have quite us good a ground of complaint under the law as the unsuspecting housewife upon whom the unscrupulous pi lpr foists nutmegs made of basswood In this war on the sale of fraudu'ent foods ltt no guilty man escape. 1 the balks any lur- tfaer efforts to devise suitable Christmas gifts there" is always one thing left and One place to find it. And that thing, appreciated alike by boy or gul, ise Good Pocket Knife,1 r and we lack just enough modesty to claim the 6nest and Isrgest and best stock in town. J,There are a few other things which people come to us for at the last moment with the certainty of finding just the things. One of these lines is Fine Table Cutlery. ( All the boys and girls will tell you of two other lines which appeal to them in particular end tho are Skates and Sleds. HThere are other things we might mention but we know the tired brains of Christmas shoppers won't stand too miiny suggestions. But we would like to make them to you iv person. Open Eienings until Christmas. rjUAPf! T.-3?fl!TA.TE&T, An Umbrella Is Always Good If it's a good umbrella. We have a special 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. f ered at the uniform price of five dollars. These are es. pecially suggested for gifts. We have all kinds of good umbrelias at all kinds of pro portionate prices. Chase & Cn, SHIRTMAKERS, 1018 and 1020 Chapel Street. Mm&lT& f-vV.., ,,v,.J'.:f 'A. , iiH l Vf, . . L i l.'l A 'miimmij iil'in iiiAirtiiiiir-'irr--1- """" " ," ... . , .. I Grace and beauty of figure depend in a greit degree, on correoe cor seting. The "Toild co set, best conforms to fashions latest decree Made to order only JClastls stockings, made to measure. Henry H. Todd 8S1S-884 i'ORK ST. etc SAVINGS AND OOINGS. A few days ago David Plngree, ot Salem, Massachusetts, bought ' soveral hundred thousand acres of the ''wild lands" of Maine, thereby becoming pos sessor of a tract of land larger than the entire State of Rhode Island.1 . v Italian journals announce that the Societa Pantesca intends to place 0!1 pante's grave at Ravenna a silver lamp in the style of the thirteenth century! This lamp is to be kept burning per petually, the expense being borne by the city of Florence. David Rankin, Jr. intends to estab lish and endow a school in St. Louis,' :n which the common mechanical trades shall be taught to boys. In making a start in his enterprise Mr Rankin' has conveyed to the trustees of his propos ed school his Interest in real estae holdings, valued at between $4,000,000 and $0,000,000. Mr. Rankin proposes to banish the arts and the sciences from his school, decrets that it shall be a workshop for Instruction in the simple trades, and taboos all "higher education." The novelist Henry James, said a publisher, lives at Rye, England, but recently he left Rye for a time and took a house in the country pear the estate of a millionaire jam manufact ure, retired. This man, having mar ried en earl's daughter, was ashamed of the trade whereby he had piled up his fortune. The jam manufacturer one day wrote Mr. James an Impudent letter, vowing that it was outrageou the way ths Jsnies servants were tres passing on his grounds- Mr... James : : L-f ' ' ':': . 'rl''' This four-piece Bet, Bed stead, Table, Chair and Rocker, for 89c, made of Mission Oak, and a rare bargain. Brass Beds for Dolls 49o, worth $1.50. , , Closing-eyed Dolls for 49c, worth $1.00. vi' Cuckoo Clocks, 49c. . All of our Furniture, Car pets, Stoves and Xmas Novel ties 20 per cent, discount fof Cash all this month. . ,. -. Brown & Durham Complete House Furnishers, Orange and Center Streets. Latest Vesfotfetlhera Glasses REGULAR PRICE $9.00, REDUCED TO $6.50. EVERYTHING OPTICA f Opticians 61 Ch apelSt Afeufaffei 66 f Main. St Hartford. HOMkinSt. SpringftU.Mas& Piano like this W50.00 Everything that makes mu bIc, and all mu sio that is played. Chai H. Lo;nl3 837 Chanel St &&&&&& Greet! El We are offering only articles of beauty and artistic merit suitable for Holiday Gifts. F, W. TIERNAN & C(k 827 Chapel Streal INEVITABLE. : "I understand that he recently mar ried a woman lawyer." c "Tea, and now he's a defendant for life." Smart Set. First Author What' was the eilmas to your last book? Second Author The bill from the publishers for printing It.- Smart Set, Freddy "Key, does your mother ever whip you?" - Jlmmle "Worse'n that. She washes my face." Woman's Home Companion- "You say that red-headed widow s going to marry a very Ignorant man?" "Yes, he is ignorant of the fact that she Is going to marry him." Houston Post. "Don't be jealous, Jack. Let's change the subject. What Is that bright star?" ' "That's Slrlus, too, dear." Chicago Tribune. "He's no good at an argument, !s he? Not at all convincing.' "Well. I should say not. Why, that man couldn't convince a woman that she Is pretty." Cleveland Leader. "Ethel has gone over to the church to pray." "To pray! What for?" "For her husband of course." "Why. she hasn't any!" "I know It." Smart Set Nan What broke off ' the engage ment between Dick Short and Millie Long-Grtene? Fan She wanted to put off the wed ding on account of the financial string ency and he insisted on having It right away for the same reason Chicago Tribune. She approached the floorwalker and asked: ' ".' "Wher shall I find something nice in oil for the dining-room?" ' "On the fifth'' began the floorwalk er. Then pausing, he looked doubtfully at tho inquirer. "Do you want a paint ing or something in the sardine line?" Succcfs. Cato, the Censor, made many speech es in the poman Senate. No matter what the subject matter, however, it was his custom to end ev ery speech h made in this manner: "It il also mv opinion that Carthsge .should. .be. destroyed.-arl ihat-Christ- ...... ..'a The Time is Limited Scan You List '....... V ... . '- Only two days in which to purchase the furniture gifts. We sell quantities of furniture every day in the year, so stock is kept up. Not so many novelties as during the holidays, of course, but still a-complete stock, which means simply this- late-comers will find a better assortment here during these last few days than anywhere el33. , We advise early shopping, but be " assured that late orders will have our usual careful at- " tention. " OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. I The Bowditch Ftsfnitofe:Goa I 100, 102, 104, 106 ORANGE STREET. ' U Aicwidcf II lit!) Hum iwln Q II 1 ' if r SI CEnlfiiy If GEMS,COLD;S!LYEft, BBHZ,CIHA,PBCIJUN. ARTWASU& "' TMpORUaS" MANUFACTURERS thapel Strctt bctwtm Ciltfe& Tempi c. 111 1