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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1908.
i The Apillo "KLIP-OH" Table Smokers' Set IRatent rendlnis.) ( Jt'PT "KLIP-ON" El 'GE OF TABLE. SAVES Til 13 TABLE AND Til 13 FLOOR. MATCH HOLDER, ASH TRAY AM) GLASS HOLDER, ALL IX ONE. Nickel $1.50 Silver $4.00 ' COME AM) SEE IT. The L. L Stoddard Tobacco Go. 940 Chapel Street. GNIRPS- See SPRING Is backwards! But rlglit now, and right here, is the tlino and plaeo for you to come and talk over, look over and buy attractive spring togs. Do prepared for tho sure-to-como warm days. STRAWS nre iii season. Wo have only the good sort of Hats, K.VOX and J. & T.'. Maybe a Spring Derby aaaln KXOX and "J. Ai TVs Special" are win ners. Shirts, too, liannonlons neck wear, low-shoe hosiery and har-ness-lentlier belts all in food taste will be found lirro. (incorporated) OPP. THE TOWN PUMP SHIRTS. Wo carry the following makes of shirts; all a perfect fitting shirt, from S.. to $:.fn. THE PARKER CLUETT MONARCH GOLD SILVER and METROPOLITAN A complete line of women's anil wen's Panama hntg from $5 to MS.O). We have tlte best If 5 Panama hat In thig city. J We are cloning out our fancy waist coats at Jl and $1.50. THE BROOKS-COLLINS 70S Chapel Street. "Waterloo 99 The A XX Commercial Envelope, uitable for circulars, postal cards, statements, etc. In sizes 6 J and 6 at 80c thou sand; 40c box of 500. John R, Remberf & Co. 262 State St. The poets say that "Spring hath came," But I don't care a rap. A man came In on Saturday And bought a nice fur cap. If this weather still continues It will make us nil feel glum mer I'm thinking of putting in a stock Of "heavy underwear for sum. mer." XOURS, J I M HE SELLS IIAT3. Corner Church and Center Sts. I Ml . ill llli - A 4 l LP J; IMJEET ME FACE TO FACE. 1M j THE HIGH SCHOOL William H. Hackctt Scca.J3omc Notable Lack of School Spirit. ACADEMICS ARE FAVORED AU the Exponslvo Teachers Are for Them, and All the Honors, Too, Ho Says. William H. Hnckott, of the New Haven high school, has an article In the current number of tho Teachers' Journal which treats of some of the perplexing questions of the time at that Institution. One of these is the Jealousy between tho pupils of the different courses. Another Is the mat ter of finances and underpaid teach ers. The article will be rend with In terest by all who have been connected with the high school at any time, 'it reads ns follows: A report that the High School Alumni association, owing to lack of funds, would not offer this year prizes for excellence In public speaking has led thn writer to a consideration of the reasons that have brought about such a state of affairs. At first thought the explanation seemed pimple, but upon mature re flection the matter assumed a very complicated form and led the writer far beyond his original opinion. There have been graduated from Hlllhouso and Eoardman more than four thousand men and women, many of whom occupy prominent positions In our city, while some have children in our high school to-day. Such being the case, we should naturally expect a warm Interest In the work and wel fare of tho school, hut we must un willingly admit this Is not the case, If facts are to be considered. The Alumni association was started In 1 KS0 "to form a medium through which It can act for the benefit of the school and to preserve and continue, as far as possible, the connection be tween former students to maintain their Interept In the school and In the general cause of higher free educa tion." During an existence of more than twenty-seven years no specific act can be shown that the Alumni association has performed for the general cause of higher free education. In special cases groups of Individ uals, with some gratitude towards the school, have by various beautiful gifts helped to Improve the walls and rooms of the buildings, but In almost all cases these hove been due to the efforts of recent graduates and pupils of the school. Several reasons for this absence of school spirit among the graduates may be mentioped. Most of the prominent members of the Alumni association are also college graduates, and, by the vcrv nature of things, college affairs and Interests overshadow their Inter est In high school matters. But the vast majority of our alumni are not college graduates, and at llrst thought one would suppose they would take an active part In promoting high school interests. irillhouse high school was Intended originally to supplement the studies taught In the graded schools In our city and actually was natural growth and unavoidable result of the gram mar school system. The (irst classes met In grammar school buildings, were taught by grammar school teachers by grammar school methods, When a separate building was pro vided for high school studies the ten dency was gradually to draw away from ci'fltiimnr school studies nnd methods, and to strive to Imitate and .io(V ,.,,iin ti,r1l. nnd renulre. ments. Gradually courses to meet college requirements were introduced, college graduates were appointed teachers, college methods of Instruc tion Introduced, and a policy, or prac tice, rather, was inaugurated which has continuously developed to tho more or less detriment of the original object of the high school. inevitably high school teachers, be. ing college graduates and with differ ent methods and Ideals, came to have less and less In common with gram- i mar school teachers, rarely, if ever, visited grammar schools, and had very I little knowledge of grammar school methods. All these things tended to widen rather than bridge the gap be tween the grammar and high school gra des. This state of affairs was the result more or less of the Influence of Yale college, where tho classics held the chief place In the curriculum. It may seem surprising- to some, hut It Ib a fact, that pupils taking the clas sical course In Hlllhoiise never had one single period of English in tho four-year course. And the reason was that Yale did not. require English na an entrance study. When English became a re quired study for college, then classical pupils studied It. In high school. So the college was allowed, unconsciously perhaps, to fix the studies for high school, and the high school reverted to the aim of the old Latin schools, modified In a slight, way by nineteenth i century conditions. Tho gap conae jquciitly widened between the gram ! mar and high, schools, although, as we I have seen, the original purpose, of the I high school was to supplement tho i work of the grammar school. ! Such an attitude on tho part of high school teachers had Its powerful Influence on the tone and spirit, of the school. To a greater extent, than at. present, perhaps, pupils selected the college preparatory or classical course for social purposes, with the Intention of getting In with the right people, and not. necessarily with tho expecta tion of going to college. It must be paid that this was more true of the girls then of the boys. FerllnB that the classical course was thai selected by the beat boya I and girls In the school, the members , of that course emphasized by their j actions that they considered them- I nclves superior to the members of the academic and commercial courses. Again, the classical course was for four years, while the scientific was for three and the commercial but for two yearn at that time. Naturally, pupils taking n four-year course, and that, too, regarded as tho most desirable, fell that they deserved positions uf honor and prominence, and as a ruin secured almost all the coveted positions In class organiza tions. As a consequence pupils In other courses, receiving scant consideration In these matters, were not very en thusiastic over the actual state of af fairs, and after graduation lost what ever Interest they had In a school where everybody was supposed to re ceive equal consideration. Another contributing cause to this feeling of discrimination among pupils was the presence of secret societies, Ah a result of the efforts of former puplla who entered college, the first secret society, modeled after college societies, was started In 1 S S I. As this and the later secret societies are call ed Greek letier societies the Influence of classicism had Ha corresponding In fluence upon the lift and spirit of the school. Tho tendency to a feeling of su periority over the barbarians and a spirit of cxeluslvenefis became more and more noticeable; social rather than scholarship qualifications came to be considered of more Importance In selecting members, though It must be confessed many of the best classi cal scholars were members of these societies. As an offset to and a pro test against the rxeluslvencss of the (lrst society, another was started In the nineties, but. like the pioneer so. clety, It developed Into nn exclusive set and as a result other secret socle ties sprang up until at the present time in the New Haven high school there are at least eight secret socie ties. The tendency In all these societies Is to sacrifice the welfare of the whole school to the advantage of Its own member.. This spirit of exrlnslveness fostered by the societies was not con ducive to that school spirit that all graduates of the same school should have for their alma mater, Still another element that must be considered In this connection was the lack of hearty co-operation between the teachers, due In a great measure to their treatment by school officials. There was and Is no recognized head In any of the large departments, no uniformity In standard of work and Instruction In the same department, no regular conferences between teach ers of pupils In the same class, no uniform system of discipline, no strict enforcement of scholarship rules and no substantial recognition of extra work both within and without the school. As substitute teachers either pupils out of school scarcely a .year or two, without any experience In high school teaching, are brought In to Instruct boys and girls, whoso work must nec essarily suffer, or men taking post graduate courses In Yale nre em ployed. As the presence of theso men In New Haven Is primarily to get their degrees, their Interest In and work for the school Is not of permanent value or Influence, At the same time competent teachers, college graduates ami graduates of the local high school, are denied the chance to substitute for some unknown reason. Owing also to the cheese, pa ring pol- ley on the pari of the board of educn-1 tlon, teachers are forced to do outside I church. The He v. Father Ford of St. work In order to support themselves; ; Mary's was deacon and the Rev. Fath the salary that a post-graduate stu-' or Malumey was sub-deacon, dent will spare his time for Is regard- Miss I.eena T. Hmos was organist, ed as a fair standard for teachers who nre permanent members or the com munity nnd who are giving the best. In them to make good men nnd women of the children of New llaen. If nn Increase of ralary Is desired the teacher faces a peculiar situation; she has no definite knnwledg,. w heth- er the principal or the superintendent or the committee on schools, or th entire board of education, fixes her salary. Some teachers, to make as surance doubly sure,, hnve been oblig ed to see all these gentlemen. And yet teachers nre told that If their work justifies It they will be paid what they Some rumors have been prevalent regarding the method of recommend ing and adjusting salRtles In the high school that seem so Incredible that no mention of them will be ma le here. This leads us to a consideration of the attitude of the board of education j towards the high school, which will ! no discussed In our next number. In our next article we will treat of the history of Illllhouso and of Hoard- man, the consolidation of the two schools, the short-sighted policy of the board of education, the proper aim of an American high school, the cur riculum, school organizations and ath letics, offering suggestions with a view to making the New Haven high school a representative American high school. FOOT GFAU1) TLWS. WcMvllle Favored by Many for Field ' Pay Receive Picture. While no action has been taken by the Second Company Governor's Foot Guard as to holding their spring field day this month In Westvlllo It Is gen erally understood that In view of the efforts put forth by member of the company residing there that the eom n and will favor Westvlllo and fall In with any plans that may he suggested. The (late has not yet been decided upon, Tuesday, Major Frederick W. Brown and Captain Arthur E. Woodruff and their wives attended a luncheon in New- York city given by the officers of the Washington Continentals, under the command of Major 8. L. H. Ward, to the general aeoelatl in of the Daugh ters of the Revolution, The luncheon was served In the old hlstorlo Francis Tavern on the corner of Broad and Pearl streets. Major Word holds the rank of rap-.aln In the Old Guard of New York and the Font Guard of this cltr. The company Is In receipt of a large and fine photographic picture, nicely framed, from the Richmond Light In fantry Blues bat'.allon. It. shows the Richmond Blue and detachment of the Foof Guard that went to Rich mond on Washington's birthday, Feb, 22 last, on the occasion of tho pre sentation of the clock. The two organizations are In full orers uniform, drawn up battalion front, on tho grounds of the I'nlverslty in Richmond. The picture Is a flttlnsr end beautiful memento of that very pleasant occasion. MKKiS ,fc CO, Visit New Haven's Largest, Lightest a nd Handsomest Store. Fine Clothes There's a degree of dressing well that's prcfitable for you, an amount yon ought to spend for clothes. More would be unprofitable, so would less. You decide for yourself how much ; we're here to see that you get the greatest possible value for the money. SUITS $10 $32 You ought to have one of these smart overcoats, made in the newest models, with the latest ideas in cut and pockets and buttons and all that snappy stuff. s $10 to $30 BOYS' CLOTHING We sell boys' clothing as we sell everything else with the quality idea supreme. Smart little suits and reefers, all of the best fabrics, $3 to $7.50. Clever 2-piece suits, S3. 50 to $12. Special Sale of Illuo nnd Gray Hoofers, $1.79 are $5 and $(1 value. SPRING HATS Your hat ought to fit more than your head, it ought to fit your face, your clothes, your feelings. We'll do it here for $3 best hats in the country at that priceothers up to $5 and as low as $2. INCORPORATED THE BIG STORE. 60 STEPS FROM CHAPEL STREET. CI TO 93 CirriUH STREET. OBITUARY NOTES. Vernon C. Stiles. Vernon C. Stiles, n well-known resi dent of North Haven, died at his home yesterday at the age of 70 years. He had been sick for some time. Funeral services will bo held at his late horn In North Haven, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. IYnnk Conlnn. The new church of St. Rore In Dlntchley avenue was crowded to Its utmost capacity yesterday morning and there was an immense assem blage on the outside unible to gain admittance, which had assembled to lay the last tribute of respect to tho late Lieut. Frank Conlan, whose un timely taking away has brought the slncerest grief to all who knew this really estimable man. Among tlHMo In attendance were hi Imnor, Mayor James H. Martin, Chief Fancher, the fire commissioners, dele gations from the Eagles, State Fire men's association, I'nlted Order of Workmen and Firemen's Hcneflt league. Tho celebrant of the ma:s was the Hew Father Fitzgerald, !)( tor of the and the Gregor'an mass was admlr ably sung by a choir or volunteer sing ers, friends of tho deceised, very ap propriately, James A. Getting of No. 10's engine house, sang tho offertory very beautifully. At the conclusion of the services his dauchtor, Miss Anna , , ift,tings. who has an unusually line contralto voice, sang vi ry sveeUy, "Heaven Is My Home." Father Fitz gerald dejlvererl the sermon. Among the floral tributes was an ex quisite basket of Faster lilies from the company of No. 4 engine house, stand ing wreath from the State Firemen's association, also tribute from the ! K' lilted Order of Workmen ana thc Fraternal Benefit league The bearers were Cap!. I'. H. O'N'eil, Copt. John Camp, H. J. Davidson, Capt. .H. E. Borst, Lieut, (ioeliel and Assistant Engineer U. J. Welch. The flower bear ers were from the Order of Eagles and were James Keegan, Charles Piatt, Vincent Msher, Peter Conlan and Rep resentative Frederick I.ehr. The Interment was In St, Iiwrence cemetery, where the Il'-v. Father Fitz gera.ld officiated. M. F. Walker & Son had ch-irgo of tho arrangements. Charles H. Menvn. Funeral services for tho late Charles H. Merwln will be held from his resi dence, 52 Hlshop street this afternoon i at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are Invited to attend. Emma Welles. Pneumonia yesterday morning caused the death of Emma Welles, aged two years. Funeral services this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the rooms of Griha.m & Hayes. Rev. John Hall will officiate. Interment In WcFtvllle. Robert Mason. The funeral of Robert Mason took place at the residence o his father-in-law, James Igo, S3 Elliott street, yes terday mornlug at 8:30 and a requiem high mass was held at St. John's church at 9 o'clock. The Rev. Father Coyle officiated and spoko In the high est terms of tho deceased. The flowers were very numerous and beautiful. The funeral was largely attended by many sorrowful relatives and friends, Tho flower bearers were Juines Conway and James Flncklo and the pallbearers wero Frank Flynn, Edward Ryder, Mi chael Brandon, William Johnson, John Conway and Robert Walsh. The Inter ment was In St. Bernard's cemetery. Ohrlhlopher Garvcy, The funeral services over the remains of Christopher Garvcy, formerly of this city, who died In Albany, N. Y., after a three days' Illness of pneu monia, will be belli from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Hogan, 142 LHoyd street, this morning, at 8;o0 o'clock, and from St. Rose's church at 9 o'clock. Mr. Oarvey Is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jeremiah Cohanne and Mrs, Thomas Hogan, and one brother, Michael Garvcy, Me was In the 29th ear of his age. Tho Interment will be In St. Bernard's cemetery. MEIGS & CO. ESS MR. HUSS' LECTURE Interesting Talk on Ferns at Meeting of County Horti cultural Society. The regular meeting of the New Haven County Horticultural society wae held last nljht In the (Jourler building There was a very large and enthusiastic attendance. The speaker of the evening was Mr. Huss, garden er at the fine Goodwin estate In Hart- i ford. His subject was "Hardy Ferns, and Their Uses," and he handled It in I a masterful manner. Through his ef ! fort. the (ioolwln estate has perhaps ! the largest collection of American, Eu i ropean and Asiatic ferns In existence. The speaker at the close of his paper answered many questions on the sub ject, and was awarded a very hearty vote of thanks. The .society inter took action to have Mr. Huss' paper print ed In pamphlet form and distributed amongst the members, and others who may be Interested. The society's gar den competition has created a good oeni ni mieresi ann the secretary re ported many competitors. The en tries will eloao on May 31. It was voted to hold a rose show In June and a committee was appointed to attend to the same and report at nxt meeting. After the business meeting a social time waj ettjo;-P, t the expense of the society's bowling team and Captain Vye awarded the prizes won by the following members .lames Moore, two silver cups In high average handicap. William Hlckle most marks; second, high single, R. Watson, high single. William Symon, third; high average James r.ruce most marks. D. Ferguson, second, high average. T. Webster, fourth, high average. T. Pettlt In behalf of the bowling team preeented Captain Nyo with a gold watch fob. freight nm:s i p. Railroad Presidents l.lkclv to Raise Them 10 per Cent. The coming meeting of the trunk line presidents to consider finally the question of raising freight. will he attended by representatives of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rall raod company, probably President Mel len. A high railroad authority here speaking of the situation says that there Is little doubt now that the In crease will be voted on the lines cast of Chicago on both claws anil commodi ty freight and amounting to an In crease of from ten to thirteen per cent, to go Int. ooperatlon pretty noon, Tlte raise, It Is declared, Is due chiefly to the Inability to lower wages, which In turn Is partly due to the organized re sistance of the unions upon the various railroad system, and tho danger of precipitating trouble at a time when the railroads are already under stress, owing to tho reduction of huslne.is, ,s regards the New York, New Haven ft Hartford Railroad company an Increase of ten per cent, would amount to about $750,000 a. year In gi'nsa receipts. The In crease will probably not affect local rates within the territorial bounds of the system. FOHAKEU WAISTS TO KNOW. (Question Right of Government to Gmut Railroads Immunity. Washington, May s. Upon motion of Senator Foraker, the senate today adopted a resolution calling upon the Interstate commerce commission to In form the senate whether the commod ity clauso of the railroad ra.t.o law which wont. Into effect .May 1 Is being enforced and whether, If It Is not, the failure to enforce It. Is due to on ng-rco-ent between tho railroad companies and the authorities 1 hat the companies shall have Immunity from punishment. Mr. Foraker said he agreed with a suggestion of Senator Bacon that no ' "no In a legislative oflice had author! ty to suspend tho operation of a law. IHTKKT SHOPS TABOO. Providence, R. I., May 6.The bill prohibiting tho operation of so-called "bucket-shops'' passed both branches of the Rhode Island legislature today. The measure become operative on Sept, 1, next a .H-H-KW m ft $5 (am St Tailor Reductions A eloslnp-out sale of Women's Tail or Suits will bo ready this (Wednes day) mornliifr. Values up to $80. mi STORAGE. We are ready to take In fnrs for storage under the usual guarantee against fire, theft nnd moths. Furs Stored Free ! Where garments arc made over or remodeled during summer we make no charge for storage. Friend E. Brooks. Don't forget tho address, 746 Cliapel StfeCt. , Telephone 003-3. Room 7. up one flight. , W1ND0V Upholstery Dpt. Sale of Cretones Genuine English block print, fast colors, 2500 yards of the 50c and 75c qualities at per yd 35c. Parlor Suite 33 ' Recovered $18.75 3-Piece Parlor Suife, covered in Brocade, Vel eur, Gobelin, or Tricot, allowing 6 yds material, guimps, web, cords etc. ; goods up to $2.25 yd. The job complete for $18.75 Think twice. Conn's Largest Carpet, Rug and Drapery Store 75-81 ORANGE STREET. IS IT ENJOYABLE? n von like to nr a4?... IVi'i pyle wltli defective 1eth! .V yiMI -"" it ii ti Id b dUtreuril II your. nn Hint wiiyf Not? don't Irl hein get hyond Ih help of gu''l ileatLt. II nnr of jour teeth I intanlnif, hnve na brlil the apace n-IIU one that la the anme coior, aunve and of tli. natural am. PHIIA DENTAL ROOMS 781 CHAPEL ST. ma Nonpareil Laundry co. (lneorporateil.) HIGH-CLASS WOR.K. We do the work for tho leadin.3 fam ilies and stores. 271 B!aicl)!ey ki, Hew Hani Coaa. IF YOU ARE PARTICULAR CONSULT Ryder's Printing House 78 CENTER STREET. W. P. tilllclte. l'rest. Tbon. K, ( (innlir, V. Treat, . V. V, (Ullettn, Sec-Trena. The Gillette Construction C0, General Conlractors and Bulldsrs. 313 Mnllej 111. In., 1)02 Cliapel St. TC'ephono 3793. KEY FITTING Can and Locksmithin. SPORTSMEN'S, SUPPLY CO 68 Center SL, L II. Bassell, fr, id Suits $20, $25, $35. i SHADE CO., Carpet Dpt. ; A Flurry in Wilton Ruga 18 Genuine Bigelow Wilton Rugs, size 9x12 feet while they last ; $32.50 No approvals. Cash or " C. 0. D. N i i. Linoleum . i ' "The Inlaid kind of the best grade. Take your choice of 5 good de- signs, all perfect goods, extra thick. $1.00 per yd. Yor pay $1.50 elsewhere. Low Prices and Credit Furniture and Carpets weai out just as fast in dull times as in any other, and it often seema as if they did faster. ; We are giving credit to many purchasers who "must have" goods and have not the ready cash to pay for them, but our percentage of profit is the same low one we introduced so many years ago and have alwayg maintained. Many newly-married people are hesitating between board ing and housekeeping because of the scarcity of money. A small payment down and you can have a home. Th difference you will1 save be tween the cost of boarding and the cost of living in your own home will make the weekly paymentBi ' Crown & Durham Completa House Furnishers.' Orange and Center Sts. NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, STATIONERY, SPOETING GOODS. J. A. McKEE'S. D30 CHATEI.