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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, AFRIL 2, 1908.
i i t ' it NEW WAY OF GIVING William Kent, Yale '87, Tells How He Saved a Red wood Forest. DEEDED IT TO GOVERNMENT Condoniniitlon Proceedings on the Tun of n Wilier Company Thus Avoided. William Kent of Chicago, who la u-ell known In this clly both ns u "Vale man nf the class of '87, that of l'rof, rhelps, ami for his marrlnRe to (Miss Bessie. Thatcher, formerly of this city, hiw come Into the limelight In California. Mr. Kent's fnther, now (lead, was the donor of Kent chcml cal laboratory on High street. Mr, Kent has been "making good" In Illi nois Independent republican polities nd la now mentioned as a coming eenator from thut slate. Mr. Kent, although strictly of Chi cago and an Illinois man, Is well known In California. lie inherited from his father a largo tract of land there on which grew one of the hand somest existing groves of giant red wood that hovo been spared tho woodman's axe. At this spot a sort of open air theater has been inaugu rated and there the Bohemian club, a novel organization of free lances, meets and hears and, sees dramatic productions of no little merit, many of which have come from the pens of writers not unknown. Some timo since a water company desired to get the grove to make use of for a reser voir. Mr. Kent was very Indlgn.int when condemnation proceedings were brought against, him and he saw tho beautiful grove. In his mind's eye hewn to the ground. How he thwarted this action makes nil Inter esting article In the current Issue nf Tolller'n Weekly. He tells how he deeded the land to " the national government as a national reserve or monument to lie known as Mulr Woods. As a national monu ment It Is now Inviolate as far ns condemnatl'li proceedings go, and the place Is saved for all time as a frond of. The article which Mr. Kent!1 has written nnd which will be of great Interest to his many friends In Kew Haven. Is as follows: A New Way of diving. , In the course of a few weeks now THlhllc schools the country over will 'he celebrating Arbor day and, ns a part of the ceremonies, rather pom pously and foolishly piloting one very small tree. One reason for print ing this article Is to draw attention to another possible way of celebrating Arhor day let each school devote It to organized effort to save front the axe all the hundred year old trees within a mile of the sohoolhouse. There aren't very many nf them, and there Is much need of nubile senti ment In their favor. There Is another reason for printing this article. Per sons who have mon".v nnd the Impulse to give It away lack Imagination. Nine time out of ten they think of putting Pf V This week we have added to the Tapestry Brussels sale sev eral patterns of Velvet and Printed Body Brussels, in full rolls, and all our short lengths. Your choice, while thsy last, at 75c a Yard. made, laid and lined. Brown & Durham Complete Houso Furnishers. Orango end Center Sts. 7 EDUCATIONAL T. m. c a. nrif,Dia. 1D2 Temple trt 1 1 It X fltmrr renin Dailtr. PrrslAeat, TwrnlT-tfjlirTh Year. T. , SINGERS TAKE NOTICE I.fiirn to It end ni il King; nt Right. After years of study nnd resnrrh I hv completed ffl method or sight ringing, conced-'rt by Hie best voe.il tH.ehers and musician to be the best, etmplest and niot complete method ever devised. Anyone - whether tilcni sJ or not -can with this system learn o lng or play flt lght In the'shou st unsiilblo time. I gniirnnleo mitia. tetfon. C'orrespondoni i! solicited. 0. F. BOBBINS, Principal, uillof, T40 ( li 4 r-U TrO CiUdiiorll up something of brick or stone. Mr. Kent is a pioneer.' The letters wo print hecausn they are Interesting. Some ( linraclerlstlc Correspondence. from Mr. Kent, donating -!" acres of woodland to the government: "Tho Hon. James II, (liirllcld, Secre tary of Interior, L'. 8.; "Dear sir: I herewith enclose a deed of Rll't to a tract of land In Marin county, California, morn fully de scribed by accompanying documents, and reyui si that you accept it as pro vided for by the net of Juno 8, 1 !)()(!, "After having traveled over a large part of the open country In the United Slate 1 consider this tract, with ltd beautiful trees, ferns, wild dowers, and shrubs, as the most attractive bit of wilderness I have ever. seen. "In tendering It I request that It be known as Mulr woods, In honor of John Mulr. "Your respectfully, "WILLIAM KENT." From President Roosevelt, accept ing the gift: "The White House, Washington: "My dear Mr. Kent: I thank you most heartily for this singularly gen erous and public-spirited action on your part, i A 11 Americans who prize the natural beauty of the country and wish to see them preserved undam aged, and especially those who realize tho literally unique value of the groves of giant trees, must feel that you have conferred a great and last ing benefit upon the whole country. "I have n very great admiration for John Mulr; but after all, my dear sir, this Is your gift. No other land than that which you give is Included In this tract of nearly HAO acres, and I would greatly like to name the monument the Kent monument If you will per mit It. From Mr. Kent, concerning vain men who make gifts: "To the President, Washington: "My dear Mr. Roosevelt: I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your message nf appreciation, and hope nnd believe It will strengthen me to go on In an attempt to save more of the precious and vanishing glories of nature for n. people too slow of perception. "Your kind suggestion of a ehnnjre of fiame Is not one that 1 can accept. So many millions of belter people have died forgotten that to stencil one's own name on a henefactl mi seems to carry with It an Implication of mundane Immortality, as being purchasable. "I have live good, hnshv bnvs that "m '? !" " br,!,B V". ,rt 'l k?,":Vl" edge of democracy and In a ren lblng sense of the rights of the "other fel low,' doctrines which you, ,--lr. lone taught with more vigor and rffect than any man in my time. If these boys cannot keep the name of Kent alive, J am wllllm; It should be for gotten, "I have this day sent you by mall a few photographs of Mulr woods, and trust that you will believe, before you see the real thing (which I hope will be soon), that our nation has ac quired something worth while. "Yours truly. "WILLIAM K ISN'T." From the president: "The White house, Wnshlnet.n: "My dear Mr, K nt: I'y Onr-re you are right. It Is enough to flu the . o.l nnd not to drslre, ns you say, to Vlon c!l oup's own untie i n the benefac tion ' !nod for you. and for the (he boys Willi nre to keep the name of Knit alive. I baee four who I hope will do the .nrne thing by Tie tmme nf Roosevelt. Those are awfully good photos. "Sincerely yours. "THK'IDMRF. R'U'sdOVKt.T." A Living Nnllonnl Mnnm.icni. A scheme ti cut away the bit grove of giant redwoods within reach of a city population defeated by the far sighted public spirit of a nature lov ing citizen, through the co-operation of the federal government an I the use of a little-known rtalut- - li In brief Is the history nf the estnblldi ment of. th Mulr woods n a national park The public spli'llcd citizen Is William Kent of Chicago and Marin county, California: the prove of giant redwoods Is that contained In Red wood canon on Mount Tamnlp ils, near Pnn From '.sen, nnd the obscure statute Is the National Monument act of .Tune 8. IfOrt. Once Mount Tamalpals and the bold hills that (lank it to north ami sooth Were covered with a luxuriant .growth nf limber. The Sequoia renipirvlretis, commonly known us the redwood, and the Douglas spruce, were tho llnest nnd most characteristic c.rowths. Many of them prew from '.'00 to .ion feet In height, and diameter of twelve to llfteen feet were common, Here was the finest and most convenient supply of lumber that a growing city could desire, "and the American com mercial spirit promptly turned to the huslncs of "charing the land." Within twenty-IHe years after Ihe coming of the American the trees bad been cut away, save only a patch here and there and Redwood canon. Redwood canon cuts Into the south erly slope of Mount Tnmalpals, Through Us length runs a line stream, fed by the percolating waters of the mountain. And with abundant moist ure beneath, and the fogs drifting In nightly from the ocean during tho dry months, the redwood found the condition It most loves, and covered a few hundred acres nf slope and bot tom land with a magnificent growth of timber. By a freak of the fates, this land fell Into sentimental owner ship; It was long lensed to tho Bohe mian club, where that organization known to every literary traveler held 'Of courss there is nothing too good for your family. That's why you should insist on getting only the Best. Purest and most Healthful of everything - THAT MEAII5 AND ALL 0TWTR PH0WJCTJ A - B'JUtlNO m 8IHIATUK Of RETAIL STORM & SALES AMMTS EVtrffWHtRE. C2flwdikD9ie4 TRISCUIT, THE BEST CHILDREN'S HEALTH WAFER CVM PRODUUDi AT THE NEW HAVEN Royal Kronoberg Band of Swe den To-morrow Nig'ht On Special Tour. The Royal Krnnoberg band comes to the Nev Haven theatre on Friday night, April X and will give a grand concert. At the Academy of Mush:, New York, tho houso was completely sold out, hundreds being turned away, and this same state of things existed at Symphony hall, Boston, on Tuesday night. Mr. Van Ihisen of the Academy of Music, New York, stated that he con sidered tho hand on a par with Sousa, and as the greatest band that bus ever visited this country. Mine. Mally Ilocgherg, of the Royal Opera of Stockholm and the foremost of Sweden's concert singers of the present generation, will accompany the Kronobergians In the capacity of solo ist to alternate, with the Instrumental numbers of tho band. Mine. Hoegherg's career has been aj phenomenal one, After having been graduated from 'tho Royal Ac:iilciiiy of Music as number one of her cluss, she niado a highly successful debut at the Royal Opera of Stockholm nt the age of nineteen, assuming several parts of very varying character nnd require ments such as Santuzza, Mlcaola nnd Agathe. All tho Instruments used by the Kronoherg band are of first class make. Their distribution Is ns follows: rjrnnd flaulo, piccolo (solo), oboe, 4 first B clarinets, 2 second B clarinets, ' F, flat cornets (solo), 1 B flat cornet, first (solo) and second B Mat trumpets, first and second 1 flat trumpets, quirtet of French horns, tlrst tenor trombone (solo), second trnor trombone, first, second nnd third bassoons, baritone trombone (solo), 2" first bass tubas, 2 Kalser-hcllkons and a complete array of Ihe Instruments of percussion. Tho Rile of seals Is now open and the advance sale has been large. "The Phnlcr's Wife." In these days wlum dramatic rot Is conspicuous by Its ton frequent prc rntntkn nt all classes nf tlieitres, a pure wholesome offering like Harry I. .ley's war play of "The planter's Wife" Is really welcome. It lias for k"' .'1 'til Ml l - X' 4- I s-vix , . I W .,. ..,. , hHmBMi fc.i i . DIRECTOR ERICK H0EGBER0, Of the Royal Kronoberg Band, at the Now Haven To-morrow. Its outdoor i nlertalnment; and when that club sought a larger grove at a greater distance, the Tamalpals lmd and Water company preserved the Umber in a protection In Its witter supply. Therefore the virgin growth of timber stands In Ihe canon, red wood and Iiouglai spruce recording In their rings hundreds and perhaps thousands of years of life. The area of Mount Tamalpals. though all In prlvnto ownership, hn long been regarded as n n,un-i-puhllo park. Mountain-climbing parties nf young people are to bo seen ascending It steep paths on Sundays and holi days. Tho public has been admitted with reasonable restrictions In regard to lire and cli anllnens, nnd a sense of public nwneishlp haa grown up, For years there have been spas modic movements In make this rpinsl ownershlp real and permanent, but neither the state nor the nation could be Induced to acquire the land. Then appeared on the scene William Kent, lie is fortunate In possessing monev, nnd ptlll more fortunate In being en dowed with Ihe Imagination and pnh llc spirit that, enables him to spend It to attain resulls. He came, saw Red wood canon, nnd loved It. He deter mined nt onc.i that this grove should be preserved untouched for all lime, nnd set himself to the task of' Insur ing lis safety. The first move was to get the title to the grove, and after many negotiations a bargain was struck. Three years ago the title to about six hundred acres of land, In cludlrg Bedwood ennon snd sur rounding bill couniry, passed to Mr. Knit. This step Insured the grove against (-pollution by owners; but this wax not enough To have II preserved forever it was neefssnry that tho land should be under sn ownership that would not terminate through death or lapse of time, The confldenrs thst the grovt wm safe In Mr. Kent's ownership even as long as M", F"nt should live was rudely shflkeB a few months ago when It w-as announced that the many years been a considerable at traction nt leading play houses all over the map of our glorious couniry, and has never had an adverse criticism, In f.tct it has met with the generous ap proval everywhere from audiences which recognize and patronize only what Is best, on the stage. "The Plant er's Wife" comes to tho New Haven tlntre for three nights, and the usual matinee Wednesday, commencing next Monday nlghl, April fi. These will be lis llrst performances at popular prices, DR. .7..HS mo.vni. Fnther-ln-I.nw of K. .. . Mislrl:in Passed Away'iii l,ni(cr's Home, Dr. Julius Nazar of this city died at the home of his son-in-law, F (.. Mls scrlan on Orchard street Tuesday. Death Is attributed to kidney troubles, an ailment from which he has been suffering off and on for some time, The attack ending In his death lasted two days. He Is survived by two sons, Louis nnd Jefferson, nnd a daughter, the wlfo of K. O, Mlsserlim. Dr. Nazar was 4S years of age. The funeral will be held from the Mlsserhin homo on Orchard street to morrow afternoon, nnd Rev. Dr, Wat son IA Phillips will officiate. Dr. Nazar was born at Alntrnb, Tur key In ISfirt, and was of Armenian par enlage. He studied nt a medical (school In Paris, and then came to this coun try, studying In an American univer sity. Ho afterward returned home, but In 1001. he ngnln came to America to take up his permanent residence here. , ODDITIES IN THE NEWS Mr. nnd Mrs. Ft. M. Lowney of Beaver Falls. Ph., while eoii'lnir home from ,i banquet were walking along the street near (heir home, when they fell Into a ileep excavation at the side of the walk yesterday morning, A signal lan tern was carried down wllb I hem. Tli hole was tll'ed with gns. which 'ignited. Pliable In cllnili out, Mr. and Mrs. lown ey were found to lie very budlv burn ed when assistance, nttuietrd bv th.'dr cries, arrived. Mrs. liwiicy's Injuries pro thonpMI to be fntnl, In the course ,of a three-alarm fire yesterday morning In a flve-slnry brie!; Junk warehouse In Brooldvn. the water thrown Into the upper stories from doxen nozzles caused the pirner and bagging rlnrrd therein to swell. Tres'i. ore tlpiillv h"une so rrrent that tli entire front nf the building was forced nu' wa id. North int Water company bad filed suit to have firtv acres of the upper part of tiie onion condemned as a reservoir site. The success of this suit would have brought about the destruction of some of the finest trees of the grove, and 'interfered greatly with tho estsblishment of a public park. In this emergency there was n hasty search of the laws, and tho way was found. The "Act for tho Preserva tion of American Antiquities." as the law Is officially entitled, was approved June 8, 1 ft Oft . It was specifically In truded to save the remains of the Cliff Dwellers anil similar antiquities that were being despoiled by curiosi ty hunters, hut Its ternid were broad ly drawn to Include any "historic landmarks nnd other objects of his toric or scientific Interest." Further more, It provides not only for the re servation of public lands for this pur pose, or proclamation by the presi dent, but It empowers the secretary of the Interior to accept gifts of land from private owners when such are necessary for the proper care and management of the object to be pre served. With the wnv out (bus discovered, Mr. Kent, hastened to follow It, Sec recy was an element of jnieooss, for the corporation thai wanted the Innd would have been able to throw many legal obstacles In the way had It known what was Intended. So with due precautions the surveya were made, abstracts prepared, and dpeds drawn. Then Mr, Kent made his ten der In a letter which Is printed above. Secretary Clarfleld was ndvlsed by the forest sendee and by the law ofll clnls that th grov was such nn ob ject of historic and scletitlfle Interest as would come under tho Inngunce of the net. and on the fllt of December the fender was accepted, nnd Hi deed placed on record. And with the ne. ceptanee and filing of tho deed, this beautiful spot, becomes Irrevocable th property of th people of the t'nltmt States to h held by them forever, THE SYMPHONY SALE Opens Saturday at the Woolscy Hall Box Office Last Con cert of the Season. The sale of seata for the bint con cert of the season by tho New Ha ven Symphony will open on Saturday at the Woolscy hull box olllcc from 11 n. m. to 1 o'clock. on Monday, the gain will go on during the name hours and on Tuesday, tho day of tho concert, tin? scat sale will open ut 11 a. m. and go on uninterruptedly from 11 ii, m. until the concert begins at 4:15. There Is much Interest In this, the last Symphony concert of the. season, and the last big mimical event In Woolscy ball, because the program has been chosen by those who attend the rymphonies. There Is no record that an orchestral request program has even been given here before. In addition to the great Tachalkowskl Symphony, No. 6, which Is to head tho Mat, and tho Saint Pnens concerto for cello, which Lee Schulz will play the program will Include, tho Hebrides overttir.i of Mendelssohn, tho Drenm Pantomime from "Hansel and Oretel," Humperdlnok's fairy opera, and Kl gnr's two marches, Pomp and Cir cumstance, IV MF.MOUIAM. (Vinton T. Singer of Dayton, Ohio, Vale, 1008.) Youth hopes nnd plans and presses gnyly onward, To reach some longed-for, much prl.ed goal; Death comes, and stilly, prone, and vanquished, He lls, bereft of thought and soil. Why was he called to lay aside life's armo,-, Just at the dawn of manhood's day; The "Victor's pride," so dear to the heart of the senior, Only a few short weeks away. We vainly qu'stlon, for never any an swer, Since first the sun on F.don shone By Ib brew seer or Christian prophet given, Has come, for anguished grief ti atone. With what, deep-rooted zeal and Joy ho struggled, Through boyhood's years In learn ing's quest We know, and knowing, felt the si lence That, said that eager heart was now at, rest. We felt the silence In that far-off household, The 'bolt' thnt palsied limb and brain. That wrecked, In a breath, the prom ise of a lifetime, And left an heritage of pain, '(ione," and futile, say you, all the arduous climbing? The reaching after the unseen, the unknown 7 Nay, rather muse upon the grand ful- tlllmm: Of that life, In God's etrnal rone. In quiet ways h walked the historic- campus, Life's common wavs were Just and g l; And roomnia'e, classmate, felt, the purpose hole, Tin' shaped bis life of rectitude. Not ours to doubt the why, the now, the future, F.ach life doth follow (Ted's wise plan ; Ills rlghteoim will, Ills lolng thought, 1 1 Is goodness, I'nly our blind eyes fall to scan. line Kps lrt answer to the June 'OS roll 1 1 WMle lomridis, ' friends, look proudly n; cine .'.s to chant Vale's paean Jubi late, And rejoice In honors nobly won. The all Father gave him, took him; his alma mater Shall record another name to duty given; His unfinished llf" we leave with his crcnt or, To round rut with Ihe cycling years of heaven. M11S, L. C A H It INi'lTi N ITU AM. New Haven, Conn, HOI'Lt'TL OF HKVISIOV, One Paper Sees n (ilenm of Sunshine In Ohio Platform. Of course If the principle laid down by dm Tuft platform could lie actually applied the nvcraije level of Import taxes would be Rreatly lowered. The real cont of Roods per unit abroad Is In the ureal body of cases not materinlly higher than the cost Is here. W'iircs urn lower nnd raw materials nre usually less cosily, but our labor Is more ef ficient, our machinery Is better de veloped. And most nf our methods nre belter systematized nnd administered Ihnn nbrond, so thnt the f Why the "Fortune"? BECAUSE pared with Hie cost of uslnjr coal. Pecnu-e It Is n savins of rus, us compared with other ranees. Because (his snv Iiir rocs on twelve months In fho yenr, ns the as rniiKO Is no lonjrer n summer ration only, Ilccause In (Moloney (hero Is none better, you have Ihe best. Ilecausc Mide by Thntna, Roberts, Stevenson Co. rnlla. 1 "' Hmmm'l'frnHmH'ttHHH'HHHHHH4'l J 1 """"MMa-JI "i- It innins Hint 43,000 homes luwo had tho (Jnhler Pinnn in uso for periods varying from ono to I'ort.y-tiliio jrni'H Hint the Ri'cut majority of tlicso owners tire people of sound judgment nnd Hue ninslcul tauto. It means Hint local, owners of (Wilder I'lunos wild their friends nnd nelslibor.s to us because they are, sntlslied with their Instrument satis fled with our square dealing;. How much better it Is to buy-a fiubicc l ban to buy muiio other that yon can Know hut little, ubout! Tho (iubler is a pluno of excellence und durability. Come and see them. The M. Sonneeberg Piano Co. 801 Chape Street. I . FINE LOT OF Baby Rambler Roses IN BLOOM. MORSE FLORAL CO. 37 Church Street, SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. No matter what you want in tho fur line goods from stock, goods made to order, fur repairs or alterations we guarantee satisfaction. That means quality, workmanship and price. (Inched product ready for the mnr!"t docs not cnM much. If any, more thi In other binds. Add the cost of trnns portntlon In cn50 nf foreign (toods nnd they would have very llltlc iidvniitnRc nt the ort:i nf entry over our own. Then'' fncH should be helpful to the advocates of a rutlnnul revision next yenr, If they urn developed In a con vincing mnnncr. Another feature of tho ultuntlon distinctly In their favor in thnt there will probnbly, nnd nlmnpt certainly, bo n deficit In the Treiiftury the com In if yenr, nnd lower duties will In Home cln.i.ooR of (foods produce bet ter revenue returns. We r.honld Hiiy, In view of the prns pri t onmcd by the unexpected demnnd for revision mnde by Mr. Tuft nnd his linniedlnte supporters In bis home Sfnle, thnt It would be a (food plnn fur the MnniifnoturiTs' Apsoeintlon nnd the numerous organizations which ad vocated Mr. lli'verblKe's commission bill to nrrnnire for n thorough, prnctl ciil, nnd syiupnthetlo presentation of the business conditions In eneh of the chief lines of mnniifnctures, nnd the iicliml effect of the present tariff up on them. I.ct them provide by their own notion the commission OonRress refuses to them, liven so, they will not be cheerfully listened to by Congress, but they enn command a hcarlnjf. Con gress would not dnre wholly to reject their Information, or iRtiore their rea sonable and well-considered desires. New York Times. Our Business. WV, SKI.! eleetrlf) inolors, dynamos, lumps, wire, electrical supplies or all Kinds. WK M AK l' switchboards, pnnel boards, electric ulcus, special electrical do loos. 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H. It. ltust Conflner prevents bust from sfiR5ln(f, and docs Bway with enrset lines. $1.00 UP. The public, nre Invited to call and Inspect all friorts and con vince thenielves of how reason able In nrlco are all goods car ried by the . R. & R. Corset Shop 956 Chapel . Street. Thone 4151-2. Bookloven Take Notice. A Clearance Sale of Fine Editions of Standard Authors .at , , ' Greatly reduced prices List on Application EDWIN C. HILL COMPANY I'ubltnhers und Importers 4!I7 fifth Avenue, New York. . Nonpareil Laundry C0, (Incorporated.) HICH-CLA5S WOR.K Wt (to the work for the leading ftm Lies and stores, .271 Blafctiley Li, Now Havn Con, 4"MM i ;SWJOs5S?! 8JST f t : ''