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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1908.
JOURNAL-COURIER NKW Il.tVHK, COXN. tub r.t itimt; i o:,' rtm.isuiNu to. Dpllvir.d hf turners tu I lie City, lit rent n nrrk, 50 ccuIn a mouth, :i fr is mould, SO a mr. The mime nii lr mull. MnuUt contra, 3 rruti. Trtopfmnr.i I niTOHlAI, IIOOM. Ofll, ni'siM'.ss oFFirrc. ntim. TIIK WKMKLY .IOI IINAL. iMM'tl Tlmradiiy. One Dollar rnr. t. II. Cnrrlnurnn l'uhllahrr " A. Street Iluslnrs Mutineer T, K. P. Nurnma. . Ailvrrllwlnw Mimnger Nt 0. O.liorn.,, . J. Klomie, , , rnl llurnrd. ....KrtMor-ln-Clitrf , .MnnnitinK Editor City Ktlltur Hnlrrllr who full to rerrlve thHr Jouriinl-Cnnrler resulnrlr nnil on lime will r on for n fuvor on Hie iiiiniiiKPiiient hjr tiiiinedliitrly rrpnrlluK to tho I'lr rulBlloii Mnnnurr. Telephone 30H1, The Jouronl-C'oiirler Ik ror snle dnlly la Now York C lly nt Ilo(nllnii' News 8nnu, Corner SHth Htreet nnil Ilroud wsy, nt aillh street iind llronrinfly, nt 1 Psrk I'lnre, iin,i (irniid t'cntrnl Utiitlon. rrl.lii.v, Mny S, 11HW. THR ROSTOV AXD MUXK MF.IUil.lt. The npcppsury stops to sorurp tho legal right to ihtro tho Honton nn1 Malno Railroad cnmpnny with the New Haven Railroad eompmy con tinue to b taken, hut taken t,low!y. hatever may be wild of previous merging undprtaklngs, It may br said of thla one, thit by the time It has either been affirmed or denied the whole ground of Inquiry and Inves tigation will have been covered. This may be attributed to the new Idn, which has overtaken halls of leRlxla tlin, that In matters so vitally affecting the Ufa of a great community us. the grnntH of power given transportation companies too much Inquiry Is Impos sible. If this continues to be the pub lic statu of mind, then It may be Fald goon that the duy has passed when corporations, owing their existence to the favor of government, can con tlnue to exist without the closest pos sible partnership with the state, writ ten expressly Into terms of law. In almost every respect the propos ed merging of the Massachusetts Railroad company with tho Connecti cut company. In the progress or the lack of progress it has made, has re vealed more completely than has oth erwise been done the modern spirit which Is to control the relationship which must exist between chartered corporations and the state, If gov ernment ownership Is to be avoided and escaped. The facts In the case lie clearly before one. The owners of the Moston and Maine, for reasons which need not necessarily be re hearsed, wish to dispose of their prop erty. President Tuttle of that road has explained that It Is because the attitude of the stato of Massachusetts Is not favorable to the Intelligent con duct of railroad properties that tho railroads themselves have nought out side ownership. It has been specific ally stated that the Boston and Maine, the last of the Massachusetts railroad Mohicans, Is destined to pass Into the control of outside parties, or Into the hands of the state Itself. It has been furthermore agreed to, that unless the New Haven road Is permitted to hold the stock It has ac quired and merge as It has planned to merge, and the state of Massachus etts remains disinclined to take over and manage the property, It will Ine vitably pass Into hands more or less Indifferent to the Industrial life of the commonwealth. It has finally been pointed out that 'of all the possible and probable owners of the Boston and- Maine the New Haven Is to be preferred. And yet In spite of these facts, which are substantially denied In no quarter, the greatest difficulty has attended the progress of the negotiations. It Is Impossible to believe that the manu facturers and agriculturists and wage earners are so blind to the obvious necessities of the situation In Massa chusetts that they do not see and real . Ize In which direction their Interests lie. They do not want the property to puss Into the hands of tho New York Central, which has done so poor ly with the Boston and Albany. They do not want it to pass Into the hands of a corporation, which derives Its franchise rights from a foreign gov ernment, nor do they want it to come under the ownership and con trol of Mr. Harrlman, who would gladly take It. They have no Idea of Introducing the government owner ship of railroad properties Into the political life of Massachusetts. There must, then, be some practical explan ation of the movement of resistance U merging with the New Haven other than a blindness of vision. H is prob ably true that the consensus of opin ion In Massachusetts Is favorable to the proposed merger, but evidently .what that consensus of opinion meuns to bring about Is a kind of merger which will yet leave Massachusetts In a position to protect Itself against, not probable, but at all times pos sible railroad mismanagement from the standpoint of the welfare of tho Commonwealth. The various propos itions, which are under consideration, to make this protection sure are. merely the propofilllnnn whl' h ire ni'tiv. or ..(h natural to n lovencnt, which, while somewhat uncertain In detail, hews close to the line of felf preservatlou. The reslrletlons which the Business Men's Merger League of Massachusetts would throw n U nit the legislation, which Is essential to the completion of Hie merger, are but the expression of a sentiment which Is Nomewhat apprehensive, on the one hand, and, on the other, Jealous of the dignity o the business Intercuts of tho state. The member of tin league want all of the nice things promised by the merger, but they want to as sure themselves (that no strings uru tied to the bargain, Ib-re In Connecticut, whore tho company Is chartered which proposes to do the merging, It Is natural that some surprise should be felt ut tho attitude taken by tho slate of Mas. sachusetts, but It Is altogether likely that If the proposal was reversed, and It was the Benton and Maine that was to do the merging, our legislature and league of business men's associa tions would bo equally curious to know all about the change and equally determined to see that the fln.il con tract would amply protect Connecticut Interests. This attitude makes for slow progress, but It does not neces sarily make for failure to morse. Nor Is It a bad thing for all concerned that legislative enterprises of ' this character are morn closely studied than they have ever been before. There Is In consequence less l iblllty than ever of haste making the waste It has made In tho past In both states. Through nn error the statement was recently made In the news columns of I The Journal-Courier that Jerome U. I.ucke Is no longer connected! with thi paper. Mr. Incke has charge of the literary department and ha a long career of usefulness ahead of him In that congenial chulr to our mutual sat isfaction. A nrcsrnvi-n Tiuiurrc. The graduates of tho historic Hop Kins grammar school cannot do better than to annually celebrate the birth day of James H. Ryder, whom over forty of his former pupils entertained the other evening. He served the school w hen "Buck" Johnson was Its rector, a born maker of men. He was there with CUfdilng, with Fox, and with those who have followed. Ills whole life has Ucn given to the training of young men In the mysteries of mathematics and while ho was driving Into their beads a knowledge of mathematical a lasting appreciation of his sterling qualities. Mr. Ryder belongs to a rare class of school and collecp teachers, as distin guished from Instructors, who leave t)i boy at the termination of their rela tionship with something more In his head than he had when the original contact took place hetween them. The boring and planting process with these teachers Is ' alwavs undertaken with that patience and genuine Interest which finally makes tho youngster work the harder from the mere justice of the association and the genuineness of the task. Mr. Ryder from the school point ot view ha.s been all his active life whnt Dean Wright has been from the college point of view. Someone has truthfully said that real trachers are almost hp rare as hen's teeth. If fie schools of the country cruld find a race of Ryders and the colleges nf the country could find a race of Wright's, the discussion which peri odically breaks out over the value of modern educational processes would not have a leg to stand on. A course In school under Ryder followed by a course In college under Wright would send Into the world boys with well dis ciplined minds and healthy Ideals. The editor nf the Springfield Repub lican, following the, awful example of his Washington correspondent, has made for himself the enemy's country of Connecticut. Listen to him: "The Taft leaders In Connecticut are mere children as partv managers." That's putting It over the plate, some. ACTIVITIES FOR A AI'TO ( l,t l. The Hartford Post wishes every suc cess to those New Haven nutomohtl Ists who are contemplating the organ ization of an auto club here. The possibilities of the organisation are many and they may. vitally concern the public more than the public muy be aware. An Instance of where this Is the case with similar organizations cIhc where Is shown In the action the other night of the. governing board of the Automobile club of Bridgeport In declaring against the reckless driving of automobiles and calling for the ap pointment of a committee on public safety to proceed along legitimate channels against such drivers aa are found to violate their privilege on the read. Says the Bridgeport Post of the action: "It. will do more to Influence the public to tolerate the use of aulo moblles In the streets, than anything that has been clone In a long time." It Is to lie hoped that the New Haven Automobile club will organize and that one of Its flr-t steps will be to turn Its attention to similar matters In a like manner. That there are many own ers of automobiles who run them with all due care and caution there can be no doubt, fib the other hand, that there are some who drive their cars without apparent regard for the rights of pedestrians and other vehicles Is not Infrequently shown In a convincing tvny. The majority of the public takes! the view that tli latter class Is the j larger one. A mi Instance nf It. an ! anonymous writer says' In a Hartford paper, miles away from the very deplor able Occident which resulted In the death here last week of little Sophie Kudennan: ' I.k usual In nil so-called 'accidents' the auto Is claimed to have been going slow. Who ever saw one going fast anyway? As In the case of Johnnie Lynch, who was killed by Vance Shear er, I suppose those 'Hue points nf law' which most laymen don't understand will let William R. Moseley free to kill more, j think It Is time that those 'tine points of law' were removed so that murder by nuto will be dealt with the ame as any, other kind. I have sel dom read of people getting killed by horses while In tho highway, so can't understand why autos kill so many If proper Kpeed Is used." It would seem that If the new org.m Izntlrm really wants to have automobll Ing considered In Its best light It should do Its best to rid the sport of reckless driving. To accomplish that Sf methlng more than fines must be asked In 'Court of offenders. The club ought to put Itself on record as favor ing the Jail sentence In such cases, at least upon the second offense. "Nowa days," says the Chicago Pally News, "an occasional fine is accepted as a necessary part of tho regular expense of running a machine. As, compared with the cost of tires, of the serviced of a chauffeur and of other elements of the pastime of motoring, the cofl of the exhilarating practice of breaking the law Is quite Insignificant. Fines very likely will not suffice, runlshment of the driver of a machine will not suffice. The owner of an automobile turned into a deadly projectile should be held personally responsible for the lawlessness thus achieved. Imprison ment should be substituted for fines, at least whenever a hardened offender H caught breaking the speed law. Man slaughter committed with an automo bile should subject the killer to Indict ment and vigorous prosecution." If the pew club can bring about these needed reforms (ami there appears no reason why It cannot), then The Journal-Courier, too, wishes It every possi ble success and congratulates It upon Its conception and birth. This paragraph In the Connecticut Republican platform was written by a literary genl is; "As regards the army rnd navy, they believe the enormous ly valuable property known as the United States of America should be fully Insured." M'l.MX; TIIK V. M. f. A. Although we are assured by Presi dent Welch of the Y. M. C. A that tne Institution of which he Is the head has no Intention of offering Its hind some building on Temple street for sale, still the Very announcement that several prominent out-of-town capll- allsts have met nnd discus ied wn and means to purchase the building and turn It Into an up-to-date hostel- rv cannot but bring a shiver to the matrow of those who are In a posl- I tlon to know the Important field the V. M. C. A. fills and the over-widen ing one that It could and should fill. There may be little back of the an nouncement. It may be Ill-founded, Rut still It Is to be regretted that the abandonment of the Temple street property should even be considered a possibility In any quarter. Thi build ing undoubtedly would make a "good Investment" If run as a bote), a has been said, but the Journal-Courier hopes It will never pee the day when such a change Is made. New Haven's need for a new and thoroughly modern hotel Is a crying one. That men with capital recog nize this situation Is very evident. About a year ago the announcement was made of a hotel to be built on the Sargent, site, corner of Church and Kim streets, which has since been seleclcd for the new county court house. Within a month plans were made public for the building of n new hotel on Meadow street, diagonally across the rtreel from the yellow building. When a new hotel Is open ed In Ibis city It should do a thriving business, especially If It Is near the center and If It Is a. modern structure. Rut the fact, must not be lost sight of that the Y. M. C. A., as run at pres ent, Is really supplying the same need as a hotel to a class who great ly need Its Christian surroundings, the typical young Americans, unmarried and unhampered by family tics, who are free to gravitate from city to city where wages are highest. It, Is for these young men that most of the floors of our V. M. C. A. are now available, When they go to other cities they find similar buildings ready to welcome them. Shall New Haven rail behind In the 111. Albert R. Wolfe, professor of sociol ogy at ohcrlln college, has made a careful study of "Tile Roomer In Our Cities," as he calls him. The profes sor soys that every city has one or more rooming-house districts. He makes a well-drawn distinction be tween the, rooming-house and the lodging-house, which should ho recog nized. The rooming-house, he sa,s, may be a. boarding house as well, but. his Investigations show that with the multiplication of restaurants In on cities within the last few years, the majority of rooming-houses make no provisions for boarders. And It Is but natural with the discontinuance of j dining room in the house, that the usual lack of common parlors, where the roomers may entertain their friends, should follow, "Thus," he says, "through loneliness and for other reasons, they often find them selves In conditions tending to lower their moral tone." Professor Wolfe has gathered his Information from conditions In Ronton, New York, San Francisco, fit. Louis, Chicago and other cities. As contrasted with the condition of the roomer H.i he Is found under these conditions, he con siders him as found In our Y, M. C. A. buildings all over the country, where he has the best of Christian surroundings. There are parlors for him to use; there are billiard tables, howling alleys and other amusement devices In the same building, as well as a well equipped gymnasium. The social problem Into which the young man enters who goes to the city to make his way Is that In which the V. M. C. A. Is coming to hove Its most Important work. "It Is not too much," says Professor Wolfe, "to ex pect that the young man who makes his home In such a desirable center of fraternal life while gaining a foot hold In the city always will retain a keen Interest In Its neighborhood and In the moral welfare of the young men of the community." We are told that the sale of the Temple street building would give our Y. M. C. A. "a chance to get back to a more solid financial standing by giv ing it a sum sufTlclent to set up In a building large enough for Us needs and a surplus for running expenses for some time to come," That may be the rase, but Is It not a question which every thoughtful man In New Haven should ask himself, whether our city can afford to do without this Christian Influence among the "room ers" of the city, aldo from any other good points the Y. M. C. A. may have? The children of the city after having cleaned It up are now to be forbidden the use of the asphalted streets and pavemts for roller skating -nit. Dol lars to doughmUs on the youngsters. r ui nr it i xn v. The suggestive little book recently Is sued by the Rev. pr. Newman Pmyth of this city, entitled "Passing Protest antism nnd Coming Catholicism" con tlnues to excite Interest md provoke comment. Singularly enough, perhaps, It has been,li"s successful In calling forth commendation and criticism from the clerical class. Thus far It has en countered the consideration of the lay mind and that more generally repre sented In the newspapers of the coun try. The Fprlngtleld Republican Is the lotest to comment on the suggested movement to which Pr. Fmylh has giv en his Intellectual assent, though It concludes that not only Roman Cath olicism will have to be modified to meet the requirements of the propo.'ed unity of thought and action, but that the va rious Protestant sects will have to sub mit to a like reform In their views. j while the republican see many signs j pnpular discontent with theological differences of opinion, from a local point of view It also sees a prolonged j Hiieatlonai campaign before advancing steps w 111 be recorded. In a general way Its treatment of one phase of the subject Is most Interest ing. It pays: "If the church unity Idon materializes slowly, It Is certain that It Is viewed with approbation nnd sym pathy by an Increasing number of Protestant Christians. How to bring denominations together Is ,i difficult problem, when the effort Is made to work It out In practice, owing to the Inertli of bodies which have their sep arate names, history and traditions, as well as their own vested Inter ests. In regnrd to this large question of church fusion, n passive attitude of waiting on events and the evolution of religious Ideas seems to be neces. partly Imposed upon both clergy and Inlty. But public opinion 1ms Itii recent years grown much more active In Its disapproval of the further develop ment of disruptive tendencies. The un necessary multiplication of churches In fields where they rntiKt engage In a cut throat competition Is being viewed with less composure! than ever by people who feel the highest concern In the religious life of Hie. community; and there In abundant reason for this loss of equanimity In the palpable fact that, In these times of fluid theologies and these lean years of popular Indifference to church Interests, a maximum of co operation and a minimum of competi tion are essential to the welfare, of all religious bodies." This places In a certain definite wiy tho difficulties which lie In the path way of ultimate Protestant amalgama tion. The city of New Haven offers a good Illustration of the discouraging obstacles which In particular beset Protestant churches here. No such dis couraging obstacles beset the Roman Catholic church. With rare foresight and organized Judgment, tt has built new churches with reference n the, need of them, No two, for example, coiiillct In their work In .New Haven, und as new churches are, built. It be comes, at, once evident that the popula tion exists to support them. If It. was the desire of the Roman Catholic church to participate In this movement of amalgamation, which Pr. Smyth foresees, physically It would be in a position to do so without annoyance or self-sHcrlllce. It. could point to a dis tribution of church machinery which would at, once challenge admiration for Its spiritual poise and economical c- flclency. This could not possibly be said of the Protestant, churches of New Haven, which have been built without reference to a common service, but rather with reference to exclusive the ological necessities, It. has been fre quently pointed out that tho Protestant church machinery of this city, and ot other cities of Its size and larger, spells expensive duplication and ex travagant waste. Practically the only Protestant church In this city which may be said to have an unrestricted. or a relatively unrestricted, field to it self, a field to which fortunately Its machinery Is suited, Is St. Paul's Epis copal church. H has under Its cars practically the entire east and north east sides. In the center of the city are Protestant churches enough In them selves to care for the spiritual welfare of the entire Protestant population and vastly Increase the' usefulness of their charitable machinery. Under consoli dation this power would be doubled, If not quadrupled, If Dr. Smyth's suggestive book ac complishes no more nt this time than to compel consideration among Protest ants of the waste effort due to churches built without regard to common Chris tian needs, It will have been brought to triumph. The first move for Chris tian unity must originate with them. A leading Unitarian says: "It would be a good thing for Unltarlanlsm to take It away from Its lucal color und put It In New York. It would be In spired, thrilled and made attractive." Now will Boston behave? I.F.T I S ALOn. "!ot us alone!" Is the cry we hear From l lie Kast and West, from far and near; From the man on the farm, With Ins fori He land; From tho man In the mill, With his willing hand; From the man In his store. With his goods for stile; From tho man on the train, With Its rusty tall. From the man in the bank, With the money there; Friuii Hie man on the sea, With tho weather fair; Frnin the man with his pick, And a Job In sight; From the millionaire. With his cash All right From those and from those, the great nnd small, Is coming the clear, Insistent call: "Let us alone and we will rise Again on the wings of enterprise; We have fo'.t tho stroke of the Psnlc hand That Iihs smitten the progress of the lond, Hut the spirit remains and we've got tho gooili Tliut will bring us In safety out of the woods, And set Prosperity again on her throne Rut let us alone; . Say. I.KT CH ALONE, Won't you? New York World. SUiM.il AND DOINfiS. The Kennebec Journal' reports that some Maine farmers have sold apples this opting at !"l cents a barrel, for which (hey refused 12.60 last fall. You ran now go to Marseilles to Alexandria In throe days on a new i;.nna-tnn steamship fitted up with all the modern Improvements turbine en gines Included. Chicago has 123 fewer saloons In May tlvin It had In January, snd the city collector calls notice to the fact that there will be a drop of st least fi:'5.oo this year In the revenue from saloon llcenrcs. The members of New York's City Lunch club now rat their food at an altitude of 312 feet shove the Rronl w,iv sidewalks. From their windows they can see (sometimes) Bronx park and Coney Island. A Norwegian company Is going to trv Its luck at killing whales off the const of South Africa. It will start In with two small whsllng steamers, trained Norse crews, and a shore estab lishment nt Purbiin. oi h co'VTr.iipomntF,. sennit I.Ike llnosevflt. (Hoston Olohe.) With District Attorney Jerome defy. Ing the court and crying out "Perjury:" 'All-around crook!" "Conspirator!" nnil 'Liar!" the proceedings before Commissioner Hand began to sound a good dea1 like a presidential message. The Htnie Convention. (Harlford Times.) The tag Is blue and the wording Is "Taft. flie hlg stick did the work." wfis one remark heard smoiift the dele gates. There usei to be a big four In Connecticut republican politics. It looks more like a big three now. ( cnsldernlile VttnlllT. (Hrlelgeporf Standard.) in. H. llarrlman has faith In the ore-lit of the I'nlon IVelflc Railroad, and be lieves lhat $i)0,t)ii0,ni)0 of new bonds of that corporation can bo successfully put on the market. For an Institution that has been klllee! and dismembered hy hostile legislation this road seems to have considerable vitality left. 'The Vnle f'lneqiie." (Providence Journal.) Secretary Tail's college friends hnvo stood him In good stead In Connecticut. .Mr, Chirk of Hie Hartford Courant, Colonel oshorn of tho New Haven Journal-Courier and Mr. Chupln and Mr. Kimball of tho Waterbnry American, together with other loyal Yale alumni and scone prominent Connecticut citi zens who never went, to Yale, have .boomed him with gratifying success, as the reports from the Hartford conven tion show. Ten of tho slate's fourteen delegates will start for Chicago posi tively Instructed for the secretary, and the other four may prove to ho Taft men when the roll Is called. The Cnlt eel States senators. It will he noted, amy at, home because they were unwill ing to ellmh on the bund wagon. Anl Mr. Branelegeo In a Yule man, too! ox thr sinrc. Tomdlx I suppose you witnessed Green's marriage to the widow as ui Innocent bystander, ell? Ilojax Hardly that. I Introduced Oreen In the widow last fall, poaron Wljlte Our new pastor must be a vegetarian. 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