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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1908.
CLEVELAND'S LIFE Career of Distinguished Ameri can as Mayor, Governor and President. I SON OF POOR CLERGYMAN A Fearless Exeeutlvo, Determined and Indomitable Milestones In Ills Long Life. - s.tvtoin .ji.iii ill V.CIU" well. N. J., March IS, 1837, the son of the Rev, Richard Fallay Cleveland, a Presbyterian clergyman. At Fayette llle, near Syracuse and Clinton, where his father held pastorate young Orover received a good aca demic education. In 1853 he went to New York,, where he taught for a time In an institution for the blind. Going west In search of employment ho was Induced 'by an uncle to stop off In Buffalo, where he became a clerk In the law office of Rogers, Bowen & Rogers, In 1SB9 h was admitted to the bar. In 1863 he secured his first politi cal office, being appointed Assistant District attorney of Erie county. In 18C0 ho became a momber of the firm of Lannlng, Cleveland i Folsom. When the campaign of 1870 came around Mr. Cleveland ran for sheriff the end that their places might go to faithful democrats. Cleveland steered a middle course. Ho made offensive partisanship a ground for removal and thore was not a little "offensive partisanship" m inose days, During his flsrt year In.otllco he removed 18 per cent, of the postmasters and 8 per cent, of the government clerks. He still usad the veto power with destructive effect. Congress passed 987 blllo. The executive vetoed 115. As a tariff reformer he took a radical ground, advocating a tariff for revenue only and a speedy modification of the schedules, looking toward free trade, Ills attltuda was clear cut and extreme, thereby differing from that prevlounly tidopted hy that gallant soldier, but cautious statesman, Han cock,, vho committed political suicide by announclnn that "the tariff Is a local Ifsue." The. republicans made their great fight on this question, of tariff reform, nominating Benjamin Harrison to run against the denomin ated Cleveland. The Popular Choice F.vrn Whnn Beaton, The middle west, with Its Infant In dustries clamoring fur protection, elected Harrison. Mr. Cleveland car ried only New Jersey and our own tight 111 t lo Connecticut among the doubtful elates, Harrison .got New York and Indiana. In spite of his .de feat In the electoral college Mr. Cleve land received a larper popular vote than On.. Harrison. He had 5,540,32! to his opponent's MW.8S.1. While In ofTlce he had married Miss Frances Folsom, daughter o' his former law partner, the ceremony taking place at the White House, June 2. ISSfl. Ho , N a I , , L 111 l-l .1 ' .1 )! ' Our Great Clearance Sale Begins This Morning. .4 GROVE R CLEVELAND. 1 i" i MliV 'A Wife1 f o i j . .", I'll' l 'i " Y s -s . " fir " - (1. WP", lTtBlfiiiilllMlJM- III I of Erie county against Coy. John B. Vcber, who had won fame as a par ticularly dashing boy officer In com mand of a colored regiment during the war. Defeating Col. Weber Mr. Cleveland served as sheriff for three years, then retiring from political life until 1831 wh-n he was elected mavor by the largest majority ever given a biiuiuoh -i li m uuii. q in ruiinni, '! "The Veto Mayor." Aa mayor, Mr. Cleveland made a re 1 markable record. A huge, somewhat S taciturn man, who enjoyed good eat h Ing, good drinking and all the other ft , good things of life, he had yet an ln I finite capacity for work and the de ft termination of a bulldog. They called him In Buffalo "the veto mayor," be cause of the remarkable freedom with Which he exercised his prerogative In rrestlng bad legislation. It wae es timated that he saved the city not lege than $1,000,000, a record which made tho state democracy glad to nominate him for governor In 1882, The state elected him by a plurality over his republican opponent of 192,894. Thst started his boom for the presidency which culminated at Chicago In July, 1884. On the first ballot he received 392 out of 820 votes, with the conven- tion roaring and almost every demn t crat of prominence delivering an ora J tlon. On the econd ballot, he received The Bitter Blaine Campaign. The Cleveland-Blaine campaign which followed was one of remark able bitterness. Probably no candi date for the presidency has ever been (j so scurrllously abused as Mr. Cleve !i; land. He was called a drunkard and - almoRt everything else to which the enemy coma lay tongue, a ramoue t political leaaer nas since said that j the abuse heaped on him made certain ' his election and that his plurality would have been larger, but for the fact that desperate democrats Rdopted the same tactics and attacked tho per sonality of Mr. Blaine. It Is also a popular legend that Mr. Blnlnc lost the presidency when he received the min isters at the Fifth Avenue hotel and permitted" Dr. Btirchard's allusion to the democracy as tho party of "rum, Romanism and rebellion" to go un- ; rebuked. The democratic national committee flooded the country with U that speech next day and the Catho- il llo voters made their resentment plain. Cleveland was elected with a a vote of 4,874,986 to Mr. Blalno's 'I 4.681,981. J A Firm President. ?! As Presldont It must be admitted that Mr. Cleveland distinctly was the President, fearless, determined, In domitable. The first thing he en countered was the proposition of civil r service reform. rne aomocratio leaders, In power for the first time Since the war, aemanaea a wnoieumu removal of republican officeholders to t-v removed his family to New York. During his retirement he nrnctlcrd law, but It eoon became evident that ne was bound to bo a national fleure In the next campaign. Tin; Chicago convention In 1892 nominated him on the first ballot and In his speech of acceptance ho flrd the enemy's fire back Into the enemy's faeo by reiter ating his belief In tariff reform and making It the l.'sue of the campaign. The election showed a remarkable re versal of opinion, the democratic ticket carrying 23 states. A Democratic OongreM. The house of representatives be came overwhelmingly democratic and the victorious party al.uo obtained a slight majority In the senate. Thus for the first time since tho Civil war the democrats were placed ln control of both the elective branches of the government. During President Har rison's term, six new states tho two Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington had been admitted to tho union. Tho census of 1890 showed that tho northwest had enor mously Increased In population and wealth during the preceding ten years, That the Influence of this region had grown in corresponding measure was snown by tho fact that, after a very warm contest? between different cities for the World's Columbian Imposi tion of 1893, congress decided that It should be held at Chicago. Free Sllverlfcs Appenr. The first Important act of Clove land's second administration was to call an extra session of congress for the purpose of dealing with the finan cial situation. The exports of gold and tho accumulations of silver wero so great that the president earnestly recommended the repeal of the sllver clause In the Sherman act. Congress adopted this recommendation, though only after a long dlsciiHslon which disclosed a formidable faction or party thnt advocated tho free coinage of silver. The repeal, however, did not avert the Impending crisis. Tho Funic. In view of an anticipated radical change In the tariff, the manufactures of tho country f-U Into deep depres sion, and the rapid fall In tho price of sliver caused a very general wreck of Industries In the mining states. The crash resulted In the failure of many banks and the suspension of many business houses. Tho Wilson tariff act adopted In 1894 was far less radi cal as a measure for revenue only thun the one the leaders of the party had advocated for the reason that a few democratic members of the senate could not be brought to co-operate with their party colleagues. The act was a source of bitter disappointment to a majority of the peoplo In many ways. It fell short of what the ad vocates of tariff reform desired, and If. provided for a tax upon persons mm The eagerly-awaited opportunity is at hand. An absolute and final clearance of EVERYTHING in this leading; Millinery Store commences this morning I This sweeping Midsummer Clearance is the re. suit of the long-established fixed rule of this house to sell all goods in their season. Profits are absolutely ignored, costs cut into ACTUAL SACRIFICES MADE to gain our clearance purpose. It is unquestionably a sale without equal, in point of volume of stocks involved, in the style and quality character of the offerings, and in the lowness of tho prices. The sale is of mighty importance to us and to : you. Trimmed Hats. Anions these arc nbout 1.000 Trimmed Tlata, marked at one linlf former price; others nt onc-thlrd and one-fourth their reg ular price. Huts for every kind of wear, In the most desirable now hIhijics and colors, arc Included some wltb trimmings of ITnvcrt, WIurs nnd F.llihons; others with Ostrich ond Ribbons, nml xiine combine both Flowers nnd Ostrich, novelty plus and ornaments. A FERFFCTI.Y BECOMING STXE FOR EVFIIY oxr:. $2 nnd $.1 Trimmed Huts at , $ ,70 31 Trimmed Ifau nt $ ,95 $5 Trimmed lints nt ..$ 1,48 SO nnd S7 Trimmed Hats nt $ 2.48 88 nnd P 10 Trimmed Huts at $ 3,35 SI 2 Trimmed Huts nt $ 4,95 Sl." Trimmed Hots at $ (3,95 $20 Trimmed Huts ct $ 0,50 C25 and $50 Trimmed Hats at. $12.50 Hand-made Hats Made of Ulai'k nnd Colored Irnv!lnc Braids on S.itln Straw. 38C f(,r regular $1.50 values. 95c 'or rcgulnr $2.50 values. G3C fr regular $2.00 values. Flowers and Wings. FxnmplcH if the nhtoiiNhlng Clearance values to be found on our trimming countcrsi At 9c, 17c, 20c and 39c each. lloxcs urrnnged with Finn era nnd Foliage, representing tho sctiMin' lct values In these lines, as regularly priced At 38c, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50. Wl.VGS on the same counters at proportionate reductions. Ostrich Plumes and Tips. At this time our stock of these very desirable goods Is un uwitilly lurge, hence wo have made severe reductions of at lenst oiic-tliii'd off the regular priors of all our OMiich Flumes and Tl; m. Former and sale prices follow: $38.00 I'lumea for $25.00. $30.00 Flumes for $20.00. $18.00 Flumes for $12.00. $15.00 Flumes for $ 9,95, $10.00 Flumes for $ 6.95. $ 0.00 Flumes for $ 5,98. $ 5.00 Flumes for $ 3.45. . $ 4.00 Flumes for $ 2! 9 5! $ 2.00 ritimes for $ 1,45, I. ? I fa VS. w if Cine c f h 1 -sir" t S To us this Clearance means the selling of THOU- y SANDS OP DOLLARS' WORTH OP GOODS within a few days the immediate converting into cash of everything in the store Trimmed Hats, Feathers, Flowers, Ostrich Plumes, Ornaments, Straw Braids in fact, every article we carry. , To you it means the opportunity to buy Hats and Trimmings the freshest, finest and best quality Millinery in the City 'not only below their actual value, butln many instances for much less than their bare cost to make 1 In some cases you will find that 25o will do the work of $1.00, while in other cases the Savings will amount to a full half. The items presented here give you only a slight idea of the wonderful values this Clearance brings. Untrimmed Hats. Every good al'o and color, reduced aa follows: At 17c " ' our Fnt rimmed Hats formerly OOo and 70o. At 29c n" f our colored Fntrlmmcd Ilata that sold for $1.00 and $1.25. t . At 59o all of our colored Cntrlnimcd Ilata that sold up to $2.00. At 38c Banded Sailors and Shapes that sold up to $1.50. At 95c Colored Untrimmed Hata that sold np to $2.50. ,.f j At 63o Black Chip and Braid Ilata worth up to $1.75. At 95c Black Fntrlmmcd Hata that sold up to $2.50. . At 38c Black Hair Flata regularly priced at $1.50. ' Ready-to-Wear Hats. 29c fr regular $1.00 values. 380 or ""Rulnr $1-50 values. 59c op regular $2.00 values. 95c lor regular $2.95 values. ' Ribbon Clearance. lllbhon Imrgnlns which you should buy of liberally for fu ture os well as present life. You'll need the Ribbon before you np;nlii see values to anywhere near equnl these. Those who buy Ribbons here know that we scU only the product of leading man ufacturers, who use tho very beat quality silks In weaving their Ribbons, nnd thnt the variety of colors we show Is unequalled in ' New Hnven. T.U FF.T.V RIFSHOX, Stf Inches wide. In hlnek, white and colors. Our regular 25c "Iender." Priced for this sale at 12!C nrd- FFRSIAX SILK RIHROX, 3 Inches wide, 25c quality, at 1 2 Mo ynnl- , JIES8AMNE RIBROX, In all Its bcnutlful colorings, 3 Inches wide, our 85c quality, at 19c J'arn- ' Our lBe quality, 4 Inches wide, at 28o. ' TAFFETA RIBBON, "4 Inches to 6 inches wide, 50c quality, t 28c nr1' TAFFETA, ME8SALINE AXD SATIX RIBBON, 59c and 69c qualities, nt 38c yarQ-. CLEARANCE SALE BEGINS THURSDAY MORNING. MUHLFEL 841-843 Chapel St. DEFrS. 9 CLEARANCE SALE BEGINS THURSDAY MORNING. V t i havlnR Incomes of mors than $4,000 a year. Tho opposition aroused by these, two features of tho measure and the continued financial depres sion led to overwhelming republican victories tbrouRTiout the country in November, 1 K94. Tho senate was giv en a small republican majority, while' on the house of representatives the victorious party had more than twice as many members as their opponents. On May 21, lSOfi, tho supreme court, by a majority of live judges against four, declared those portions of tho Wilson act which established an In come tux Invalid, on the ground that they provided for what Is practically a "direct tax" In a manner not authoris ed by the constitution. This decision by a majority of one In a court of nine, judges Is a most Interesting and significant examplo of the authority of this branch of the federal gov ernment. President Cleveland finally went out of office with tho country still In tho gloom of financial depres sion and many execrations on his own head. Since his retirement the ex-presl-dent had been living a life of quiet dignity at Princeton. As the years rolled by his 4-eal stature and the flno quality of his public service came to be recognized and he died one of the mofit respected ana nest lovod Ameri cans. Not long ago ho wrote a mono graph entitled, "The Independence of the Executive." Komemberlng his stern defiance of his party colleagues when In ofllce, the New York Sun begged him to call It "How I Spanked Congress," He was fond of fishing, shooting and outdoor life In general, his fondness for the ; open country growing only more pronounced as his age advanced. The surviving cabinet officers of President Cleveland are Secretary of State Richard Olney, Secretaries of the Treasury John O. Carlisle and Charles 8. Falrchlld; Secretaries of the Interior D. R. Francis, Hoko Smith and W. F. Hill and Attorney General Judson Harmon. PECK FOR THE RACES. Commodious Rtewmer to Make Usual Trip to Yale-Harvard Regatta. The splendid steamer Richard Peck will make a trip to New London on account of the Tale-Harvard boat race on Thursday, June 25. The 'var sity race In scheduled to be rowed at 5:30 p. m. Tha Peek will leave Belle dock, New Haven, at 1 p. m, return ing after the race. An orcheetra will he on board for the entertainment of passengers Fare for the round trip $1.50. Children 76c. Tickets are now on sale at the office of Bishop & Co., 185 Orange street, New Haven; also at the office of the company on Bella dock. Sale of tlok'eta will positively be lim ited and should be purchased In ad vance In order to avoid possible disappointment. MTnrTiFFJIjR-ER'S MIU.IXBRV SALE Pem Picture of tho Clcnraiien Thnt Starts This Morning. There are few millinery firm that In their regular advertisements glvs a more vivid description of their hats and wares and few that In their great cloaronee Sales convey with a few words of explanation and thelrVegular and special clearance prices n, better Idea of the bargain '"ast that awnltn the early buyers, Today this finn start their groat mid-summer clearance sale. Those who may have visited tho store during the past few days and noted the work go ing on In repricing and rearranging the stock will have realized tho magnitude of the task. This morning thos,o who attend will see hata In every department, marked down at prices that only an actual clearance sale would warrant. It comes a little earlier this year, comes on the closing days of commencement exercises and tho beginning of pro jected summer outings. The Aim's announcement speaks of the mammoth stock running up Into thousands of dollars that now Is of fered at a fraction of Its value. It briefly touches each and every class of hat, the various kinds of trimmings and enables a lady before she enters the store to know pretty accurately Just what she will And, and find so ar ranged to make buying eaay. There Is one Important fact to bear In mind the sale starts this morning, tho various stocks are at their height. Some may not seek the hata In the "show-room" with an Idea of buying themthey should seek them for an Idea of whht high class millinery Is. PRESIDENT f.ETS DESPATCHES. SnpiMised to Relnt to Situation With VcmiMirla. Oyster Hay, N. T., Juno 24.'Wflnn Secretary Loe,h went out to Sagamore Hill this morning to see the preslJent he carried with him dispatches of great Importance. Just what their na ture was he would not say, but It. Is not Improbable that thoy relate to the sit uation which baa arisen In Venezuela, following the -withdrawal of Jacob Sleeper, the secretary to the American legation at Caracas, who was In charge of the American goverment's affairs In Venezuela during the absence of Unit ed States Minister W. W. Russell, who Is now In this country. SCHWAB AT WORK IX SPAIN. Madrid, June 24. It Is reported here that Charles M. Schwab Is expected In Madrid In a few days to assist In the organization of a steel company that will supply material for the rebuilding of the Spanish navy. OOIXG TO TlfE BOAT RACE? If So Go Comfortably on tho Steamer Rosedalo To-day. The , steamer Rosedale, one of the best known excursion boats on the sound, will leave Belle dock at 10 o'clock sharp this morning for the round trip to New London to see the Yale-Harvard boat race on the River Thames. The craft will stop at New London. For the comfort of the ex cursionists the sale of tickets will be limited to 1,000, though the Rosedale can comfortably carry 1,700 persons. This will give all who attend an ex cellent opportunity to seo the race, and will do away with overcrowding and Its attendant discomforts. Tick ets are on sale at Gillespie's Medicine Shop, 744 Chapel street, and at the pier, Belle dook. TROLLEY LINE PECEIVERS. Action, Against Chicago Consolidated Traction Company. Chicago, June 24. David R. Horgan and James M. Roach were appointed receivers for the Chicago Consolidated Traction comoany by Judge Grosscup today. The action was taken on a petition by the Central Trust company of New York, trustee of the Equitable TniBt company of Chicago, which holds a mortgage covering the properties of the traction company.