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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1908.
JOURNAL COURIER NEW HAVEN. CONN. Founded 176. , THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. Delivered by Carriers In tu City, 13 rent a week. BO cent a month, S for lx months, f6 a year.- lit name tenna by mall. Single copies. 3 cenf. Telephones, , EDITORIAL ROOM. (184. BUSINESS OFFIC3. 3081. TUB WEEKLY JOURNAL. Issued Thursday. Oaa Dollar a Tear. J. B. Carrlntnn Publisher E. A. Street Business Manager T. E. F. Norman. .Advertising; Manager fi, o. Oabora , Editor-in-Chief A. J. Sloane..... Managing Editor Monday, February IT, 1008. A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR. The visit which Secretary of War Taft will make to this city to-day la the first he has made since the formal. announcement of his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. His previous visits have been concern ed with his duties as a Fellow of the Yale Corporation. To-day he comes not only to attend a regular session of that body but to accept a public ban quet at the hands of a Republican po litical organization. It was to New Haven that Mr. Taft's father, Secretary Taft himself and his brothers came for their prep aration for the work of life. There is therefore a local interest in the welfare of the whole Taft family. Connecticut cannot claim Secretary Taft as a fa vorite son,, but there is every reason In the world why Yale should. His en , tire career since graduation has been one to bestow honor and credit upon the college from which he was gradu ated with high honors. He has been an upright and honest judge, giving his opinions with fine impartiality. As an executive in the far-away Philippines he has done more than any other sin gle man or force to invite the confl i dence of the people living there in the integrity of the nation's purposes. He learned there the philosophy of Orien tal politics, as in Cuba and Porto Rico he learned later the philosophy of a more tropical variety of political emo tions. He has taken the Panama prob lem in hand and given it a setting which' has at least made it a more practical, undertaking, whether it ever succeeds or not. He has had occasion to try out the varied characteristics which make up his. interesting and lovable personality, It is but logic that his name should suggest itself as fit to be associated with the "presidency. Wholly aside from the likelihood of his party convention selecting him as its standard bearer, and wholly aside from the likelihood of the country ap proving that possible action, the city of New Haven to-day welcomes him as a man worthy of the best traditions of its chief asset, Yale University. The more men of that type, who place pa triotism above personal advantage, who prefer service to country to selfish aggrandizement, Yale turns out from its halls .'cf wisdom, the more secure will remain the free Institutions of the . country. The record Secretary Tall has already made will endure whether ad- the time of the salary question in the board of aldermen the reporters who asked the clerk after the executive meeting what the result of the voting had been, were told that the salaries had all been passed and approved unanimously, though afterwards it was learned that the voting in many cases had stood in the ratio of 10 to 5 or 10 to 6. It is not fair to those al dermen whose constituents have in structed them, perhaps, to vote against a bill, when these same constituents read the next morning that a vote was unanimous, Implying that their repre sentatives did not vote as they were told to, when it really was not. The only defensible course for the city government in all of its depart ments, except under unusual and ex traordinary circumstances, is to do the business of the public In the open. The officers of the government should nev er permit themselves to forget that they are the servants and not the mas ters of the people and that delegated authority does not carry with it the right or privilege to do things in se cret. We regret that the Martin ad ministration should begin with this serious error of judgment. is as effective as that given to the ....i.... ,k-. ncnorntlnna ago in the fly rare. ; will become more and more the colleges, is to practically deprive when the crocodiles hear about this It is now figured that the longest Hvcd peopl? eat the heartiest break fasts. They certainly eat the most breakfasts. the great majority of the children of the education the school system was created to provide is a disturbing thought. The Indianapolis News takes altogether too pessimistic a view of the question when it says that "if we were willing to look at things as they really are we should see that the sys tem which we have built up with such care and at such sacrifice ha3 already broken down." The truth .would appear to be that the Influence of the high schools upon the educational managements and the educators themselves has been to draw their attention more and more away from both the original purpose of the free school system and from the grammar schools, as the most de serving of protection and development. In building up a more or less tech nically perfect school system from the kindergarten to the advanced school, they have come to overlook the fact that they are actually neglecting the interests of the great majority of chil dren, the majority the State had in mind when it created the system of free schooling. It is a matter ana a condition which demand the immedi ate attention of the New Haven Board of Education. The same weakness has overtaken the New Haven school sys tem. they will think it is pretty rough that they1, must be exterminated because flies which prey on them can't other wise be exterminated. If It is not too late they will wish that the eminent Professor Koch would modify his conclusions." ADVANCED FREE EDUCATION. It was inevitable that with the ever increasing cost of municipal , govern ment, which is manifestly a matter of Increased taxation, the Inquiry should sooner or later be raised, whether af ter all the general community should be taxed for the support of advanced free schools which necessarily limit the- number of scholars by artificial methods. It Is not a new question in this city. It was under hot discussion when the new High school building was erected and It was supposed that it had been answered for alt times. It begins to look, however, as If It might be reopened from a new point of view. Until now the question has been an academic one. As a proposition in what may he called morals, it Is unfair that any of the children of the city should be excluded from the advanced schools it tney desire to attend them. As a counter proposition It has been con tended that it would be too much of a burden to impose upon the public to maintain advanced schools for all who care Ito apply for admission, and that In consequence of the general advan tage of further educating those who have shown exceptional intelligence, a sj-stem of admission, necessarily ex clusive. Is justifiable- This reasoning has been accepted, ami it la likely that if the question was put in that form to the people they would approve. But that is not the question as put ,ln new form. It has been 'discovered In New York, Philadelphia and Indianapolis, and will doubtless be discovered else where now that attention has been called to the fact, that the effect of the advanced school courses has been to more and more shorten the years of tuition given grammar school pu pils who are obliged to go to work the moment the. law permits. The great majority of the pupils in the grammar schools of the country have no Idea, whether they have the ambition or not, of entering the advanced schools. The problems of life weigh too heavl i!y upon their parents to permit of such a continuance of educational un- jdertaking. The result is that the i BETTER THAN HINDSIGHT. British Columbia has just placed in reserve 150, 000,000 acres of timber, as much as the United States set apart during the period 1891-1907. None of this Canadian reserve will be sold. It will be leased, the government receiv ing a royalty from every foot of the timber cut. The young growth is to be spared and cultivated- Here is where foresight is emphat ically better than hindsight. British Columbia is doing Just what the Unit ed States ought to have done long ago. Of course the forestry work now being done by the United States is immense ly valuable, though belated, but Brit ish Columbia is going to save her for ests before they are so near lost as ours are. She will be making money out of them while we. are spending money In getting ours to grow. The Yankees are very smart but they have been rather wooden in this matter of woods. 1 It will perhaps cheer some of our sore-throated sovereigns to know that King Edward Is similarly suffering. GOING BACK. People who have been able to get hold of the new coins which are with out the mofo "In God We Trust" iave found them useful, and there doesn't seem to be any wide and deep feeling that the motto should go back. But going back It Is, if the news from Washington Is reliable. The House Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures has for some time had un der consideration a number of bills providing that the motto be restored and on Wednesday that committee will favorably report a measure of this character which was Introduced by Representative J. Hampton Moore, of Pennsylvania. The talk Is that It will pass the House, the Senate and the President without trouble. ,. , There has been little excitement over the aholition of the motto, and there will be little over its restoration though no doubt there are some who would like to see it restored. Would that while they are making the money of the United States more pious they would also make It more useful. It Is to be hoped that "In the Aldrich Bill We. Trust" is not also to be added. ditional political honors become his of ! great majority of scholars skip those not. i courses which are designed to com- i ipleta one's preparation for advanced ! school tutelage. Or, as the Philadelphia Manuel has signed with the White ; ,,,, . ...... . v. --.T . i, ... , Press pees It, the people of that c tv, so Sox, and the Chicago News thinks It j ." necessary to explain that It is not King far rom navlng, as they think they Manuel. ! have, a twelve-year course, have, for a 1 ; l ' ' vast majority of the chtldren, not even an eight-year course, but only a four or five-year course. They pay for a twelve-year course, though nine chil dren out, of ten get only what amount to a four or five-year course. In the city of Indianapolis this dis covery has led the educational author- STAR CHAMBER PROCEEDINGS. That the Board of, Finance at its meeting Thursday night did wisely In selecting the County National bank as the city depository and in refusing the offer made through counsel In the Bishop property tangle connected with jtties there to undertake an equalization the extension of Crown street, it may !0f expenditures for school purposei be; but that It did wisely In going Into executive session to consider these matters of such great public interest and concern is very questionable. And it is made even the more questionable when one who knows of the history of the board says that, as far as he knows, this was the first time that the Board of Finance had seen fit to go in to executive session In five years or more. Star chamber proceedings of this kind never seem to be defendable on any grounds and especially in munici pal matters which concern the public so Intimately. In other cities they will not be tolerated. The board of police commissioners in Hartford, about a year ago, insisted upon hearing charges made against patrolmen of that city in secret session. The next with the end in view of spending more on the lower grades and less on th. higher grades. According to the Nens of that city, "the reason that prompt ( d this act.f-n wai- that the only edu cation the vast majority of children get should cost at least as much per capita as is spent on the schools to wiiich so few of the children go." To quote further from the Njws: "Hut a the, Philadelphia Pres. print out, the trouble is, not simply that ihn children do not go to the. high schools, but hit they do not portion.' in the higher frades. And this is so betaus Instruction in those grades fa designed rather to prepare for the high school to whlrh the children do not go, than for the work' of life. So the Influence of the high schools reaches down into day the board was so Justifiably fiaved the grades and affects very profound ly the teaching in them. These lower grades are, as we are told, "only ante rooms to the high school, and as the high schools have no charm for the overwhelming majority of the children they refuse to pass through the 'ante rooms.' Thus they fail to get all the Instruction they ought to have" This as we have already ssid is reviving the question of the high school system from an entirely new point of view and brings it home to thoughtful peo ple with increased iropressivenes. The mere thought that one cf the conse quences of a community undertaking to give to the deserving, intellectually, a free education in the schools which by all the newspapers of the city that such proceedings have not been tried again. Not long ago, when the board of aldermen met In executive session U consider the long list of salary ad vances that came to It, we questioned that as being the proper method of procedure. And now we seriously question the Board of Finance's do ings. If it concerns the money which the public has paid in taxes, has not the public the right to read the next morn ing as full and detailed accounts as seems proper ef the manner in which the boards come to their conclusions in acting and voting thus-and-e-? At by Americans. Until within recent years farming for the most part has been in the hands of large Turkish land owners,, but of late Europeans, at tracted by the climate, have" purchased Urge tracts and commenced raising to bacco, cotton and cereals upon a sci feutilic basis hitherto unknown in this part of the world. The foreigners wh(j now own farms In this vicinity are chiefly Enelish, Dutch. Germans and Greeks. The American farm owners ara naturalized citizens, formerly of Greek nationality. King Menelik of Abyssinia will soon be added to the list of monarchs who are automobilists and there are now only a few that are not. The British government, through Its prime minis ter to Abyssinia, will present a car to him which has been specially con structed to withstand the jolting of the apologies for roaW that exist in hls kingdom. A roadway will be cui from the coast to the capital for the passage of this, tha first motor, car ever seen In Abyssinia. The royal chauffeur is a native who' has been taking a course of Instruction In England. Universal Specialties PER- ADVENTURE THE3E kitchen utensils are be-! ing used by thousands of pleased hovsSkeepers. If you are not using them let ,us put you wise. COFFEE FERCOLATOHS. These coffee pots are made both in. aluminum and enamel. They make delioious clear coffee without boiling and are so sim ple that the most inexperienoea can use one. Prices from $2.50 up. BREAD MAKERS. These are con sidered necessities in many households for they insure uniformly good bread with only a few minutes of not very hard work. Prices M. 00 to $3.50 solo and singing a song to demonstrate j j-QOD CHOPFEES.These machine that nothwlthatanding his advanced I rnnlacadthachonnin knife, and the cook of today uses one to cut everything ex oept kindling wood. Prices from 75 ots. up. CAKE MIXERS. They are built somewhat like the Bread Mix. ers but are adapted to the mixing of batters, creaming potatoes and similar uses. Price $1.75 Frank Seyk, Sr., celebrated his 104th j birthday at the home of his son at; Kewaunee, Wis., by playing a clarinet- years, h's ears had not lost their sense j of harmony. Mr. Seyk is the most unique character in that section of tho State. His memory is still keen and he is able to recall Incidents of many years back with a vividness that arouses surprise. He is free from all bodily ailments and attributes his longevity to dieting and regular hab its. Ho did not take up smoking until his 9lth year, though he has been an nveterate user of snuff all Ills life. SADNESS IX KANSAS CITY. Kansas City has been one of the western places which have been high ly independent of Wall street and all that happens there, but it Is not feel ing quite so Independent now. In fart, It Is weeping and walling be cause news has reached it that the railroads centering in Kansas City have modified their plans for a new union station and terminals there, and that if anything is done it will be far less than was originally proposed. And there seems to be a pretty general be lief that Kansas City is destined to wait a long time yet before any kind of new station will replace the old one on Union avenu. Those who have seen and felt and smelt the old depot In Kansas City will appreciate the sadness that per vades the town now that It appear that not only Is the $12,000,000 orlg Inally mentioned not to be spent for a new station there, but that no million may be spent for a long time. It is not wonderful that Kansas City feels moved to cuss President Roosevelt, Wall street, Its own mayor and others. tf It gets another chance it will strike while the Iron is hotter than It is now Along the Hudson river, where more Ice Is harvested than in any other sec tion of the country, electric motors are extensively used In handling the crop for next aumratr'a trade. Out on the urfaca of the river the Ice is marked and cut with "ploughs" drawn by horses. The cakes are spudded off by hand and floated to the electrlca'ly operated chain conveyors, where they aro automatically hoisted from the wa ter and hurried to the ice houses. As the cakes pass along on the conveyors thuy aro through the various finishing nmchines. pne device trims the canes to the proper size; another shaves the top of each, because passing trains and the smoke from nearby cities have left sediment of soot on the surface or the leu. This machine also trims off all snow Ice, which does not keep well. The Ice is hoisted and carried to the most remote corners of the great Ice houses entirely by electricity. Tho packers only have to shove each cake Into Its place as fast as It comes. It is solemnly stated that rats arc a nuisance In England, but it is not sol emnly stated that there Is any country where they are not. A SOUND MTTLB SfOT. , . Shelburne, Massachusetts, is a small place. Its taxes amount fn all to only 120,396.82. Yet right In the face of "the hard times" it is announced that all of last year's taxes have been col lected and thst all of the taxes which have been levied In Shelburne during the Inst fourteen years have been col lected. Tax Collector Peck of Shelburne is of course entitled to credit for this condition of things. He has faithfully collected. But it has been there to col lect. The taxpayers of Shelburne don't figure as high and hifalutln financiers. But they conduct their financial affairs so that when the tax collector comes around they have the money for him. It is highly probable that they also manage so as to be able to pay the butcher, the baker and the candle stlckmaker their little bills. So life goes on in, Shelburne honestly and comfortably, though modestly. Shel burne Is a sound little spot. There are many1 sound little spots In this good country. If there were not things wouldn't go as well as they do. A contributor to Forest and Stream says it does not matter how much you talk while fishing. How about after wards? j MOHK VOXf 1,1 MONS. The eminent scientists are so scien tific that those who are not at all sci entific hive no business to notice with ctflticism, or ever, with wonder, any thing they "conclude." So the con clusions of Frof. KoCh, who has been Investigating the South African sleep ing sickness are Interesting. He points out that the fly that spreads the sleep ing sickness Uvea almost solely on the blood of crocodiles, and adds: My In vestigations showed that the tsetse fly feeds especially, If not always, upon crocodiles, t found in the stomachs of these flies croeodlle's blood, and there fore concluded that, the insects live on crocodiles. As bearing on this, I may refer to experiments in the Transvaal and Natal with regard to the tsetse fly. The Poers say, and It was every where confirmed, that the tsetse fly sucks the blood of big game. When the big game was destroyed, the fly disappeared, and the disease disappear ed too. Nearly the same conditions pre vail in regard to the tsetse fly and sleeping sickness fly. If we can destroy the crocodile., the fly will disappear. To carry this out Is not difficult, tf the eggs are destroyed, we shall ex tinguish the species. Crocodiles de posit their eggs !n well-known places. Every native knows where to find the nests. Each of these contains frm sixty to seventy eggs, and my opinion is that, with the deduction cf these. ooon notns tor Maryland. Maryland haa some bad politics, and the Indications that she will get rid of them soon are not promising. But she is going to have good roads, even If she keeps her bad politic. She has become to convinced of the value and desirability of good roads that she Is going to put a direct tax upon the land for the advancement of the scheme which calls for an expenditure of half a million a year for the next eleven years, following an outlay of $200,000 this year. To support this plan the new law provides that, commencing with the year 190, a State tax of two cents shall be laid on each $100 of assess able property, and annually theresf ter for eleven years a State tax of not more than 3 1-2 cents shall be laid The proceeds of these taxes ara to be set apart a the "State road fund.' But the special tax Is not to be levied If It is found that the revenues are sufficient without It. Even If the extra tax has to be paid the good roads will be worth much more than they cost. Connecticut, which was one of tha first Ststes to go In for good roads. Is satisfied that the Investment is a very profitable one, and Is going to Invest much more f haageri. It l ivhen the babes r sleeping Tn their coiiv little beds. And I tlrdo to leave klnses (in their tousled golden hesds. That 1 get to thinking sHous. And I'm enrd as t m glad t tell you It s responsible This Job o' betn' dad. When t tlptos in beside m, And I'm bendln' down shove As careful nn I can b. Bo's to nive Vm both a love, I'm a buildin' rustles for 'em, Bla an' arrand thev can be. An' you bet t I'm a-feelln'. My responsibility: Beats nil how a fellow changes! 1'ays I used to hope an' plan For to rlt myself a fortune 'Gainst the time I come a man. Now myselfa obliterated, An' I'm mighty proud an' glad To he plannin' an' a-fnilin' For the babes that call me dad. Judd Mortimer Lewis In Houston Post. OI R CONTEMPORARIES. Whr the Country Trusts Taft. (The Independent.) The people believe In Roosevelt, and will - believe In the, man he be-. lleves In. In his speeches Mr. Taft has made his position perfectly clear and positive. There IS no discount there. This Is of essential Importance. Then two other things may bt added, exnerlencft and character. His character Is not simply beyond flj,w, but from the beginning of his student life he had been noted for his high sense of honor, his avoidance of any thing low or questionable, His ex perlence has been beyond that of any other candidate In Just those fields of service which will occupy our next President. He Is a 'consummate law yer, often spoken of for chief Justice of the Supreme court, and has had that long Judicial experience which gives weight and Judgment. As Sec retary of War ha has conducted in an admirable manner tha development of Our colonial possessions! ' He has been Colonial Secretary more than Secretary of War, and next to the In ternal question of control of corpora tions the control of our colonies Is by far the most important business of mir national government. We des perately need a wise and strong man like Mr. Taft to see to It thst the same sort of men who would monopolize our moans of production and traffic do not exploit our colonial possessions to the Injury and oppression of their Inhabitants. We want a man who, like Taft, has shown his sympathy wllh the people, and has no patience with the racial antngonlsm which en dangers our rdlatlon with them. It Is a tremendous advantage which Mr. Taft ha, that he has developed self-government In the Philippines, prosperity and good will In Porto Rico, has been benevolently disposed to the people of Cuha, and has ensured the success of the Isthmian Canal and of the little American territory through which it passe-. We do not mean In this at all to mlnlmt the pre-eminent work of the President, but In all these matters, by his management and by his presence, he has done a marvelous service, which certifies what he would do as President. It Is for these, rrasons that the people trust him. . Kodak Tank Developers FnaWes one to develop films en tirely by daylight; no dark room necessary for any part of tho I work; very simple to operate and best quality of work guaranteed by Its use. , Your Shirt Department Is stocked for a while yet for two months mors or less. Yet it may -not be wise to defer the selection of materials Everything is here now, but every thing cannot stay hure always. The stock may rema'-.i large for a .long while; but the very particular " people are apt to come early, and sometimes one very particular per son takes Just the things another 1 particular person would have liked to take for himself. Then It does not seem to make any difference or offer any compensation that there are a thousand other designs and all answer equally well . tha j canons of good taste and seem to other people Just a effective. Come when you can. . Ciiase & Cotf ' SHIRTMAKERS, 1018 and 1020 Chapel Street.' (Opposite VanderbUt Hull.) , I Price $1.00 to $7.50. 1 1 J EVERYTHING OPTICAL pHarvey&Lewiss Opticians 1861 Chapel St. New H avert X I Starts at Hartford A SpringfitldT X Mlaht Have Lived to Be Five Hundred. . (Bridgeport Standard.) The editor of the Yonkers Statesman, Mr. John W. Oliver, who died recently, left a remarkable record. He wai 93 yers old, had never been sick a day till his final illness, and had never missed a dny st his sanctum in Yon kers. He was the oldest active editor alive when he died and' his dnily rou tine. It is to he presumed, was con ducive to his $ood health. All the same, with such a constitution ns he must have possessed, we do not know thnt he would not have lived to be five hundred bud he run a cduntry store or kept a fi.'h market. DECORATIONS. SAYIStJS ASD DOINfiS. A California Judge has ruled that a dog cannot be the recipient of a leg acy. A man out there willed H.ona to his dog, and th heirs contested it and properly got the cash. The British vine-consul st Rouen re ports lhat the cultivation In France of the new potato brouaht from t'raguav has been observed for some time with grf jt interest. The variety Is called "Solanum rommerj-opali violet," and is said" to nossess exeeliece of taste n well as nntriHve value, and is equal to the best tub! potato known fn France. This variety is distinguished bv its re sistance to "frost, as also to d'si-ase. and its one tr advantage !s thit It pros pers most In s damn and swampv sq!1 Some of th finest firming land in Asia Minor, $ituad alons the Smyrns Aidin raiiroad. i., owned and operated a race ana veauty at figure depend la a freat degree, on correet aor- tetlng. Tha 'Todd ' eor- iot, best conform to fashlom latest decree. Made to ordsr only. Elastlo atocklngt, atk, made to mohJura. Henry H. Todd 382-294 YORK IT. LOOMIS IS THE NAME to remember when you want a piano of the riKht kind at the right r-r'lee: and 8ST CHAPEL STREET, is the place; and you can get anything that makes music, and all the musla that Is made at this Mammoth Muslo House. I 7 r aW A Corredl Framing . FICTUKB is made or marred with the framing, and If it is worth the framing it la worth doing right, The framing of pictures is our, pet specialty. Every picture left with us to frame receive special attention and the order ; is executed by experts, , You fix the sum you wish to expend and we guarantee the greatest value In framing for tho amount expended. Wo are always glad to be consulted regarding the framing of pictures, whether you leave your order ormot F. W. TIERNAN .ft CO. . 827 Chips! Stmt A SOLID FOUNDATION. The most solid foundation on which to build future business Is "a strong reserve fund in the Merchants National Bank. Your hecount is respectfully invited and will receive our best attention. " The Merchants National Bank ltT8 STATE STREET. " State and City Depositary. Capital . . . . .$850,000.00 Surplus and Profits. .$212,917.00 STATIONERY DlPAKTMFHt CAK5,AXN0Ur,'CM INTS,IMTOT15N; VISITING CAROS.C ORRtarORM.HlCH- THE "War with Japan is Inevitable." "In which msgMilue?" Kansa3 City Journal. "Whs that you t kissed In the con servatory la.'t nlRht?" "About, what time was it?" London Opinion. "Whet does it cost you. Ferdinand, thst handsome umbrella of yours?" "Eternal vigilance, my hov." Lon don Globe. . i "Huh" said the "grafter's wife. "Well?" "Step into the eeilnr and see if you can shake donn that furnace.' Washington Herald. Mr. Ktdder "Everyone speaks of Mihs Antique as being g bargain." Miss Oaustin,ue "Well, her age is con siderably marked down." Brooklyn Eaale. The OM Bachelor Don't you pity us! old bachelors? j OM Widow Tes, but I don't pity you as murh as I congratulate myself. II- ! hi.'trated Bits. ! "There wouldn't be half so much trouble in this world.'" said I'ncle Allen Sparks, "if the peoplp who ought to be 1 listening didn't insist on doing all the j talking." Chicago Tribune. ' Mrs. Crt'inue "I don't think it is very approprnfe for you to wear a ', wine-colored silk drers to the V. C. T. j I". meeting." Mrs. Wise "Oh! It's j watered jiilk. you know." Syracuse Herald. "Gracious, old man! How did you catch such a f'iahtful cold?' "O, I worked witn the furnaee til! I overheated myself and then went up into tut sitttui room and got chilly." The C.i mmonet. I "Professor. " fiid Mrs. Gaswell to the1 distinguished musician, who had been enai"?ed at hieh price to entertain i bet aruests. 'what was thst lovely e-I jertton you rlsved just now?" j "Tnat. madame." he answered, glar- ' Insr at he", "was an improvisation. ' h. res. I remember now. T knew ; it was n old favorite, but I couldn't i think of the name of it, to save me." j Chicago Tribune. Take Time and Look ! at our FURNITURE BARGAINS At interesting sale of the very best designed and constructed Furniture. Pieces for every room in the house all at special "February Sale" prices. To miss this sale is to miss the opportunity of the year to purchase high grade furniture at very low prices. The furniture that gives satisfaction is the kind we sell. Furnish your home now and save money. THE BOWDITCH FURNITURE CO., 100-102-104.106 ORANGE STREET. THE YALE NATIONAL BANK. ABSOLUTE SAFETY ' . Io not inrrt your money without making the most thor ough inquiry, and while yon are ihua Investigating, your money will be; perfectly safe ir deposited with this hank. Certificates of Deposit arc Issued in any denomination, affording absolute security. Security to Depositors, $1,200,000.00, Safe Deposit Boxes, $5.00 Per Annum Upwards. Corner Chapel and State Streets 1