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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1908.
JOURNAL COURIER KEW HAVES', COJIJt. Fouaded 170. "HE CARHI.NGTOy PIBMRHIXG CO. Dellvere by 1 arrirrs la the City, 12 a werk, 60 crate a msa)h, 83 for la month., VI a year, Tbt aam term by nail. Slagfe expire, S a(a. Telephoam EDITORIAL ROOM, 6M. Bl SIESS OFFICE, 8081. THE WEEKLY JOVRSAL. Issued Thursday. Ob Dollar, a Year. . B. Carriactoa 'Publisher E. A. Street Bualneaa Maaager T. E. F. Norman.. Avertlt Manager N. G. O.bnra Editor-in-Chief A. J.'Sloane Managing- Editor Friday, February 2, 1908. THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Colonel lease M. 1711m tn, who Is not altogether unknown to fame, Is re sponsible for a fresh discission as to the usefulness of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce-. At a meeting of the Chamber Tuesday evenlMg con siderable business was brought to the attention of the body, resulting in the passage of three memorials addressed to the congress of the t'nited States. When the third memorial was put up on Its passage, Colonel Ullman ob jected upon the ground that memor ials to congress constitute a waste of vital energy; that the Chamber of Commerce Is a body designed to fur ther the interests of the municipality.' Whether Colonel Ullman's point Is well takim will remain more or lew In controversy. It Is not a new point, nor Is It as old as the hills, hut It is squarely debatable. The common view of bodies of the character of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce Is that they are designed to serve no particu lar service in the community but to serve every purpose wnieo can ne saia to concern the people of that com munity at any morrient. To undertake to restrict its usefulness Is like under taking to restrict the usefulness of an individual member of society whi may at any moment be called upon to do work for the good of his fellows. Dur ing the dark and troublous days of 1898, when the clouds of an Impend ing war' darkened the heavens. Presi dent McKlnley did not hesitate to ask quietly the boards of trade , ot the country. Including the. New Haven Chamber of Commerce, to deprecate the spread of the gospel of war and to uphold the hands of th chief ex ecutive In his endeavors to reach a compromise of the dispute with Spain -by diplomatic Intercourse. It would have been wicked at that time for the New Haven Chamber of Commerce to refuse to add its voice to the general voice of the business men of the coun try, and It would have been especially wicked to ground that refusal upon the narrow principle that the local board of trade was In existence to only consider local matters. The very title under which the New Haven Chamber of Commerce continues Its existence suggests that ft stands ready at all times and In all seasons to add Its Influence to the more Intel ligent Ironing, out of public matters at Issue. . It may be agreed that It Is well for the Chamber not to undertake to do too much memorialiilng at on tltno. There is for. In the suggestion th;t to have too many Irons In the Are U to weaken the effect of, the heat by distributing it over too large a sui face, but It was a coincidence thnt a' the meeting of the Chamber Tuesday evening three separate memorials were presented for consideration. Each was however. Important and related to urgent matters. The fate of 4the Appnlaclii.in bill concerns the prosptriry -jt the manufactures of New England. It was. too, ihe topic of the tV'iiing and wad given, as it should have br n a Yen, the right of way. Ths reason that the Connecticut delegation V v be's ; heard sa little of this bill from thi people of the State Is that until now ' latp'a did not realize how closa Its purpore lies to their own welfare. Tno b-U to subject all census employes to a civil service examination In ordsr that the work of gathering statistics may be done by competent men, a, id n.'t by men appointed solely for political rea sons. Is an Important measure and should be supported by the cnnpiva sional delegation from this State. The action of the Chamber at its last meeting upon this subject was forced by the necessities of the case and not by a feverish desire to ineddk'; ns Col onel ITllman's protest would suggest. The horn on Sperry light might have been left over for future considera tion, but even the Introduction of that matter does not affect unpleasantly the general proposition we are laying down. If we are not mUtakcn, Colonel Ulhnan has been more or less active In politics. If he will kindly grow retrospecti- for a moment he will re call the fact that the stock excuse given by the servants of the people, when they are criticised for failing t vote In a certain way upon specified utters, la that they had never been approached upon the sublert by their constituents. He may also recall the ! fact that devotion to duty on the ;art of the same servants followed a dis play of Interest oo their pnrt. Nothing, in other words, is quite so much to the fancy of the lasy or careless of ficeholder as silence on the part of the electorate. That is his opporun"ty No, we must beg to differ with Col onel Ullman, who unconsciously in jects into his protest a drop too much of the spirit which animates the po litical boss. Had he based his protest on the unfortunate habit the great majority of the members of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce have formed of neglecting the meetings of the body and therefore of failing to Inform themselves of where and how they can best serve their own Intelli gently selfish Interests, we should have been obliged to agree with him. To criticise it for undertaking through the earnestness of a few of the mem bers to utilize its influence for the advancement of Issues of great Im portance to all Is scarcely In order. It would be counted a good thing If the Chamber was even more active than it Is. Its powers of usefulness are great A St. Louis' drummer says he has sold a trainload of soothing syrup In Texas since the first of January. With that and the Houston Post the Texans ought to feel pretty well soothed. WARD S. BREBE. The park commissioneiS did a grace ful and merited thing when they directed that the American flag be displayed at half-mast from the staff on East Rock Park In memory of Ward S. Beebe, whose death has been announced. There may be a difference in the degree to which a man may make himself useful in this world, but there can be no difference in the spirit of usefulness which a man dis plays In doing the work required of him. Men enter various fields of work, and as a rule each finally en ters that which he is best adapted to adorn. In the end the law of justice demand that each man shall receive from his fellows the credit due him for what he accomplished, whether that accomplishment shone forth In high or humble station. Mr Beebe deserves the reputation of having been the architect of the beauty of East Rock Park. The names of former Mayor Henry G. Lewis and Mayor Hobart R Bigelow are Inti mately associated with the agitation which finally led to the purchase of the property for park purposes, but it was Mr. Beebe, working diligently and enthusiastically from 1880 until a few weeks ago, who transformed the beautiful but disorderly forest land In to a more beautiful and orderly park. On every hand will be seen the re sults of his Judgment and the produc tions of his genius for landscape im provement. These nearly twenty-eight yenrs which have passed by like a dream with all busy men have seen him day in and day out in the park busily engaged with Its Improvement with such funds as the city could af ford to give and with such additional benefactions as the Farnam, Trow bridge and English families made. It was a work of love with him and those who remember seeing him toll ing at his agreeable task will be able upon reflection to understand how mid such romantic surroundings his gentle nature grew and expanded with the trees and the wild flowers. Some way should be devised to per petuate the name of Beebe In East Uock Park. The human family is generous but it Is also forgetful. It should not be permitted to forget the work of the man who did more than anybody else to make this famous park. Somewhere within its confines a spot should be selected and given a name which would for all time sug gest the achievements of this modest, nature-loving park builder. Others may have lived and left a name which lwoms larger in local history, but no one of them ever did better the task allotted him than Mr. Beebe. Mrs. Sophronla Gleason, of Indiana, who wants a divorce from her eighth husband, can't fairly he charged with causing the panic, but she has made a good-sized scare by announcing that she will continue to marry until she finds her affinity. ONE OF CARXEGTE'S GOOD IJEEOS. - Mr. Carnegie has done many kind and considerate things, hut none kind er or more considerate than when, six years ago, he set aside $4,000,000 to insure the employes In the Carpegte companies a certain compensation In case of death, injury, old age or in capacity, coming to them in the course of their employment. Only the inter est of the fund was to be used. Under the arrangement made, if a married. employe Is killed, $500 is paid to the widow, with $100 additional for each child under sixteen. If the employe was unmarried, but supporting or reg ularly contributing to the support of relatives, $500 is paid to those rela tives. In case of injuries by which a man Is disabled for more than a year. 75 cents a day is paid to singln men and $1 00 a dav to married mpn. be ginning one year after tie date of in- Jury and continuing throughout t period of disability. P.egardlng pen sions, If an employe became incapaci tated because of old age after having been In the service ot the company fif teen years he was to receive one per cent of his average regular monthly pay during his entire term of service. multinlied by the number of years he had worked for the company. Thus if he had earned an average of $50 a month during fifteen years of service for the company he would, on his re tirement, receive $7.50 a month from the fund for the rest of his life, and he might engage in other Jucrative employment if he chose. A recent re port shows that during 1907 there was paid out of the fund on accident and death benefits and In pensions $216,764. and during the six years of its operation there has been paid $1,- 129,117. Such work as this is even better than mam- libraries. While libra ries have their merits, helping the widow, the fatherless, the injured and the old seems to many to have more merits. Boston's soul may have got above buttons, but It hasn't got above fish. A million pounds of fish were brought into T wharf there within five hours the other day. MR. MTTT.E'S BIG JOKE. That was not a little Joke which Mr. Luther B. Little played on his com panions at the recent dinner of the New Hampshire Society In New York city. He made a speech to them which seemed to fall rather flat, and at the end of It he quietly said: "Gentlemen, I have repeated to you word for word the great speech of Panic! Webster, our greatest son, at the New Hamp shire festival held In Boston In No vember, 1819, and not a mother's son of New Hampshire here has recog nled a word of it." Such Is fame, and such shows what fame is based on. Probably, though not certainly, all present knew that Daniel Webster was New Hampshire'j greatest man, and many of them knew that he had In his time made some speeches that were well worth listening to. But they don't senn to have considered them worth reading, or If they did they hadn't found time t-. l'.Ml '.I'm. One gool effort "f Mr. Little's U joke may be to set some f thi'se ".bo were the subjects of It to rsdlng enough of Rjnltl IVVh-s- s siocHies to get some idea of what his fame is based on. It Is mi'. proballe that !n thnt mere or lens dNtlnft. ished company' there wer people who never even lead the Ccn stitutlon of the United -itos. of which Diinld Webster was the' tx pounder and defender. A TtEFIXITlOX. People who have no: known exact ly what a musical composlt'on Is wn thank Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for telling them. He says it In ''a ra tional collocation of sound apart from concepts, reduced to a tangible ex pression, from which the collocation can be reproduced, either with or without continuous human Interven tion." "Rational collocation of sound" doesn't describe gome of the things that are called musical compositions, but perhaps that Is what a musical composition ought to be an'd really Is when properly made. Until somebody makes a more definite and compre hensive definition than that made by Justice Holmes his may, we suppose, be considered the one. It is pleasing and enrouraglng to see anything clearly, or even somewhat clearly, de fined., And large applause awaits the man who can define Democracy. SOT TO BE HESDEfJ OFF. How life goes on in this great and rich country In spite of occasional drawbacks and setbacks Is Indicated by what happened In the New York savings banks last year the year of the great decline and fall-off. During 1907 the number of depositors in the New York savings banks Increased 4 fi.fi 3 8. The deposits Increased $18, 3H3.2B3, 'reaching a total of $1,380, 399.090. The interest payment for the year Increased $2,9(19, 101 No wonder the orators feel Justified In sticking to their swelling words when talking about their beloved country. What went on In the New York savings banks also went on in the savings banks of other States. This year Is apparently not going to be a very comfortable year, but the working and saving will continue this year and the result will doubtless be surprising and encouraging. The United States Is waxing, not waning, and the indications are that. It will go on waxing for many a year after those who are now croaking have been consigned to gloomy graves. Consider the Lllley! pertly says the Boston Herald. He generally gets considered. A ST. I.Ol'IS EFFORT. A police captain In St. Louis has prepared a bill for the municipal as sembly which would make it obliga tory upon men to stand in the street cars till every woman passenger was sfaled. He was impelled thereto by a scene that filled Titm with Indignation. There were twenty men all seated in a car and several women standing, among them a woman 80 years old, who clung to the straps as best she could 'until a girl took pity on her and gave her the seat she was occupying. If such a bill as that Isn't unconsti tutional, an attack on personal liberty or something equally sacred, perhaps it ought to become a law. with some amendment to it. Politeness is a virtue in both sexes, and its display by the girl above mentioned was re freshing and encouraging. If polite ness In street cars is going to be made according to law in St. Louis it should be thoroughly so made and everybody should be ordered to be polite without regard to sex, color or condition of servitude. That is the only fair way. It would not bear hard on those ac customed to be polite and it would bear Justly on those not so accustom ed. If St. Louis gets rid of selfishness in street cars. Including end-seat hog gishness, skirt-spreading, etc., etc., the rest of the country will bo glad to admire It, Just as it was to admire it when It ran a World's Fair without bankruptcy. St. Louis is an uncom monly competent city, and It has a good chance to show, as well as to de mand being shown. . OXE OF THE QIE?T10S. How far officers of the United States army may go In their connec tion with business interests Is a ques tion now formally before the War de partment. An officer who Is on duty In New York Is desirous of being a di rector In a business corporation. There Is no law against an army officer being a director In a business corporation, but the War department has a plan which seeks to discourage army officers from permitting the use of their titles In exploiting business enterprises, and especially In connec tion with the sale of stock, regardless of the merits of the concern. This poli cy will be adhered to, but It is not thought likely that the War depart ment, will undertake to specify to what extent an army officer may in terest himself In business affairs, pro vided this simply means an Invest ment of his money and the employ ment of his time to an extent which would not Interfere in any degree with his military duties. That must be the first consideration of the army officer, and It Is to this rule that the War de partment will tenaciously hold. Of course if army officers try to do business and army work at the fame time there Is danger that one or the other, or even both, will not be well done. It will require much discretion in the officers and also in the War department to keep business and mili tary duties in their proper places, If attempts are made to carry them on simultaneously. . These eminent scientist probably don't mean to be or to seem cruel, but the statement of one of them that we eat too little fat can't be called exactly timely In view of the price of butter, meat, etc., and the scarcity of the price. DR. TUCKER PRAISES TAFT. Rohert J. Merrill, secretary of the Taft Association of New Hampshire, lias received this letter of Indorsement nf the candidacy ot the Secretary of War for the presidential office from President William J. Tucker of Dart mouth college. Hanover. Feb. 15. My Dear Sir I am obliged by the doctor's orders to keep all of my phy sical strength In reserve for such col lege duties as 1 can carry: otherwise I should accept your Invitation to the reception snd luncheon In honor of Secretary Taft. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to take part In the welcome which so many of the peo ple of New Hampshire will extend to him as he visits the State. But my Interest In the present visit of Mr. Taft gne-t further. I hopf to have the satisfaction, as a citizen of the State, of voting for him as President of the United States; but if the ordinary cltl sen would have this hope, or the like hope In regard to any other man, real ized. It seems to he necessary as things are to-day for him to' express his per sonal preference well in advance. The actual voting for the next President ts now going on. far In advance of the election, or of the convention, or even of the primary. . The ballot box which registers the personal choice of a cltl en, rather than the result of a politi cal combination, Is the press, the pub lic, meeting, or some like agency for the expression Of personal opinion. My respect and enthusiasm for Mr. Taft are not of recent date. As far back as the veHr In which as judge of the Federal Circuit Court he rendered his decision affecting, ns was assumed, labor interests I formed a very defin ite opinion of Mr. Taft. At a dinner of the New England Society In Cincin nati at which I was present he spoke Informally hut with great frankness and seriousness of the responsibilities attaching to the Judiciary and In gen eral to the public service. My sym pathies then, as now. were with the general cause to whlc.fi his decision seemed to be. adverse, But as I listen ed to him, while 'W? sympathies re mained unchanged. I became convinced that here was a man to whom great and sensitive Issues could be committed In peifect assurance -of honesty, fair ness and sufficiency of treatment. I have seen nothing In his public career to modlfv that conviction, but. rather, everything to confirm it. Whatever ne has done In a public way has heen characterised In doing by the simplici ty of Intellectual and moral greatness. The ease with which he has accom plished and is accomplishing great tasks may be deceptive. He has learned, as I' seems to me. more than most men. how to give the whole of himself to the duty in hand, be it at home or abroad. He is apparently as free from calculation In rendering per sonal service as he Is free from all evasiveness In discussing public ques tions. I do not know thnt we ever ought to speak of anv man as deserving well of the republic. Office Is not the reward of well doing. But 1 think that the pri vate citizens of Ihe country who are just now doing a sreat deal of think ing on the personal aspects of the poli tical situation, mav ass themselves whnt areater personal qualities, what broader thinking, what more thorough ly tried capacity, what more assured unselfishness can he demanded in a candidate for Ihe presidency than Mr. Taft has already exemp'tft'd in his public career. I beg von to pav mv personal re spects to' Mr. Taft. and to sav to him that I hope to have the privilege and honor of voting for htm at the presi dential election, as I now have the sat isfaction of expressing mv earnest preference fer him as a presidential candidate. I am Very truly -urs. TV. J. TUCKER. Rebert 3 Mrri11. Secretary of the Taft Association of New Hampshire. Concord, N. H. CHEAP. EFFECTIVE, PALATABLE. HUNGARIAN NATURAL PURGATIVE WATER, APENTA The Fiddle's Invitation. When the winter hills sre ghostlike an' the wind wears Icy wings I like an invitation from a fiddle's friendly airings. My dancln' davs oh, my! Don't you think they've passed me by! I can dance the very stars out in the fleepy winter sky! Oh, I'm not so murh on springtime, when the sky is dreamy blue An' your sweetheart rulls the violets an' pins 'em on for you; "Gitttn' old! Glttln' old!" That's the story I am told; Give nie winter an' a fiddle, n' I'll dance sway the cold! Oh, there's nothln that I'm knowin'. or that yet I'm like to know That cheers me like the cabin lights that twinkle o'er the snow; The lights that seem to say: "Com an' dance the dark away!" An' I follow Oh. I follow till I hear the fiddle play! The latch hangs on the outside no trouble at the door: "Come In, an' Join the dancln'! Shaka 1he white sand on the door!" An' my younger days I feel Ab I hit It toe-sn'-heel. An' go whlrlln' to the musla of the old Virginia reel! At a fiddle's invitation I'm on hand! The world you see. By Ihe lively dance it led me made a dancln chan o' me! t Life's a dance, an' I am in It; Joy's the prize, an' I mint win It. An' on the road to Happiness I'll make a tnile a minute! Frank L. Stanton In Strenuous Life. AriSGS AND DOING. A hew directory by the royal observ atory of Belgium shows that there are 1,655 astronomers and somewhat over 651 observatories in the world. Of the observatories more than 110 are in the British Isles, with nearly as many In the I'nltcd States. For the Kitchen and the Gook. w OMEN who rpre- olata mot uunga flnrf lntanf nlnasrura in looking ovr the nw a im nAnar.A.HT.lT KOOUO WW y adding to our iuwb "r m . a .nmiAiil nf rla. w o near iaauj b.- -------- flight whioh encourage u to keep i Our aim has beea to kaop in stock !not only large stock of the regu- liar lines of kiicnen ware, pu iw lall the odd utensils usgJ by skilled ! - i u n viennarntlcn of maBT lUDusa fu - idainty dishes. i We want y ou to oall and look ub over. We want your suggestions. tit. - Mn in flomnara our VVTJ WBMV J . - ' Jr - (prices. In short, we want you on 'our list of customers. In a war between Judgeg Lockhard and McBlrnle of Boone, Iowa, marry ing officials, McBlrnle offered free cer tificates during the week and banquets on Saturdays, whereupon the former went one better and advertised to give free wedding ceremony and dinner, a year's subscription to a local paper and a wedding outfit at half price to any bridegroom. The civilized nations of the world strike S.flOO.flOl matches every minute of the twenty-four hours. Americans use up 700,onn,0(lO,ftOO a year. Some of the match plants are very large, one on the Pacific roast covering 24 J acres, with thirty-two miles of railroad which supply the match machines with 200. 001 feet of sugar pine and yellow pine logs a day. Th salt dtposlts of Chile sre the greatest In the world . Tha Salar Orands mine In the province of Tar paca, about sixty miles south and east of Iqulque, covers an area of Sfl.OOu acres to the depth of twenty-five feet. This body of salt Is nearly pure and contains more than ,14,000,001,000 tons, or enough to supply the world's de mands for many decades. There are several other deposits in the Interior that cover two or three times the area of the' above. The barber In charge of the hair, dressing saloon of the French senate has got into trouble In consequence of a rumor that he had said there was no danger of his wearing out his scis sors, because he generally found a sponge was all thnt was required for dressing the senators' hair. Several senators complained of this remark, which suggested that they were all bald, and an inquiry was ordered. The halrdrtsser succeeded in proving that he had been maligned and was allowed to remain In office. Women, who have played sn Import ant part In Russian revolutions, have now broken the record In the Polish city of Lublin, where a redoubtable organization of highway-women has been striking the peaceful citizens with terror. Into this band of brlgandesses no male postulant Is admitted, every mernber Is armed from head to foot, and although they occasionally attack men likely to have large sums on their persons they pay special attention to Individuals of their own sex. The po lice have not yet succeeded in breaking up the organization or arresting the principal members. , HARLV. Knlcker What makes a successful politician? Bocker The ability td tell a band wagon from a hearse. Judge. "In a battle of tongues between man and wife, I And that a woman can gen erally hold her own." "Yes, I know, but ghe never does." St. lyouls Times. The Cashier Tf this gets out, our depositors will be down on us in force to-morrow. The President- Well, we'll gh'e them a run for their money. Puck. "Why do they call 'em fire traps?" Inquired the Pohlok Ignoramus. "Becnz they often ketch fire, of course, answered the Sqnedunk sag. Louisville Courier-Journal. Bohhy f believe you are engaged to Mr. Snooks at last, sis! Sis What makes you think so? ' Bobby Boc.iuse he's stopped giving me pennies! London Opinion. "Th; key to success, my friend " began the gentleman In blnck. 1 "Hang the key to success!' cried the irritable man: "what I'm looking for la the keyhole. Boston Transcript. Towne Luschman Is troubled a great deal by his wife's Insomnia. Browne I didn't know that before. Towne Tea. he usually has a severe attaf of it every night when he comes In lau- ami then the trouble bejlns. Philadelphia Press. "1 haven't tasted liquor for thirty nine years." "I'm''' "I say t haven't tasted liquor for nine and thirty years." "Well, sir. is that a boast or a hint?" Washington Herald. "I'm worried about, that hoy of mine." "What's the matter?" "Why. I wanted to fit him for the army or navy, and he positively de clined to study medicine." Philadel phia Ledger. "All dc world's a stag." quoted Tir ed Tiffins. 'Chock full o' sawmills. machine shops, boiler factories, an' de like," commenced his chum. "Too much real Ism, Tiffins, too much realism fer a fanciful man." Kansas City Journal. Dragging yourself to the office, drag ging yourself to work: Forcing yourself to do the task that you would Rlad'y shirk: Pitching about in the maelstrom ;ike a poor wrecked, mastless ship Means just one thiog. and that, by '.iing. Is Krlp. grip, grip! Dragglrg yourself to tn tble. forc ing vourself to kt; Famine the reeking food and drink , when you would fain retreat: Wanderinar round as woebegone as a rooster with the pip. Mean lust Ane thing, and that, by jing. is grip, grip, grip' Buffalo News. Grace ana Beauty ( figure depend In (rtat degree, on correct oer- setlng. The ?Tod4 ' cor set, best conforms to fashions latest decree. Made to order only. Elastlo stockings. . et, made to menure. Henry H. Todd 282-284 YORK ST. THE EYE FOR COLOR IS OFTEN BETTER IN fcOMK OTHER than the "head ot the family." But men generally are good in choice of shirts. There Is, however, plenty of time not for those. who are so inclined to secure the assistance ot the most discriminating of their friends In the business of picking out mate rials. 1 Chase El Ctv. v SHIRTMAKEES, 1018 and 1020 Chapel Street. Opposite Vanderhllt Htll. I Automatic Eye-Glass Holder : 50c : to : $15.00 j Every person wearing eye- classes should have one or these Z holders. Once used, they be- Z T . necmndtv. and they nay Z for themselves In a short time. T Every holder sow ny us guar I antced and repaired - free of T charge at any time. I EVERYTHING OPTICAL I IvsHarveyo'Lewtsst Opticians 1861 Chapel St Ntm Haven I SlOrtf at nari mr w t" j Corredl Framing A Picture is made or marred with the framing, and If It to worth the framing It Is worth doing right The framing of plotures Is our pet specially. Every picture left with us to frame receives special attention and the order Is executed by experts. You fix the sum you wish to expend and we guarantee the greatest value In framing for the amount expended. We are always glad to be consulted regarding the framing of pictures, whether you leave your order or not F. W. TIERNAN 4 CO. 127 CM Strati LOOMIS IS THE NAME to remember when yeu want t piano of the right kind at the right -JtM and mmm e- ft uvf . ITM W.v. V. riot i - . --' .... is the place; and you can get anything that makes music, snd all the mus o that Is made at this Mammoth Muilo House. A SOLID -FOUNDATION. Tha ntost solid foundation on which to build future business Is a strong reserve fund In tha Merchants National Bank. Your account ts respectfully invited and will receive oar best attention. . ., , -, ....... . ,am , , ,,,, ,.. The Merchants National Bank 376 STATE" STREET.:."'.;'-.:; : State and City Depositary. Capital . ; ' ..... V; ;$MjmMf Surplus and Froflta. .$ ail,17.o6 SALE Odd Pieces. See East Window THE FOR.D COMPANY Dressers. $85.00 Btrdticye Maple $27.00 1.00 Curly Birch $25.00 $31,00 Golden Oak., $25.00 $18.00 Weathered' Oak $13.00 THE BOWDITCH FURNITURE CO., 100-102-104.106 ORANGE STREET. Chiffoniers. $29.00 Blrdseye Maple'. $20.00 $28.00 Curly Birch... $22.50 $25.00 Golden Oak $20.00 $13.00 Weathered Oak $10.00 THE YALE NATIONAL BANK. PUBLIC SERVICE. This hank Is prepared to render the public the best ser vice In all lines of banking. DepoMts subject to check are accepted In any amount, and every courtesy and consideration extended to patrons, without regard to the slie of their accounts. Security to Depositors, $1,200,000.00. Safe Deposit Boxes, $5.00, Per Annum Upwards. Corner Chapel and State Streets.