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THE MORNINO JOURNAL-COURIER, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1908.
would he preposterous not to compel were, with considerable justice accused them to state their preference in con- of bringing about our war with Spain, vention, for then they would be In ev- but the country has learne 4 Its lesson cry sense of tho word messengers Bent and will not as easily be trapped In ft JOURNAL- COURIER NEW IIVVI-.N, CONN. Founded 1700. THIS CARHIXKTO.V rilll.lSIUNG CO. Delivered by Carrier In the City, 12 rent week, BO ctad n month, 93 (or Is month, 96 i yenr. The name term br mall. Rlnicla cople, 3 cents. Teleolione! 1 EDITORIAL HOOM, CM. BUSINESS OFl'ICE, 3081. THIS WEEKLY JOTRNAL. Iiwued Thiiraday. One Dollar a Year. J. D. Carrlugton Funltalier B. A, trct illualne Mnnaser 'f. IS. V. Koroma Advertising Manager W. O. Onbora Editor-in-Chief 'A,. J. Sloans.... Managing Editor Paul Bnrnett City Editor to represent their constituents, assum ing that the adoption of the rule, would be followed by the continuance of the convention. To auk them now, chosen as they are by prevailing methods, to vote openly might be a cunning scheme to detect and later punish the delegate who refused to take ordora. In fact there la bo much vice In the prevailing political conduct of political parties In Connecticut that the Injection of a lit tle virtue aa proposed would probably do more barm than good, though real virtue. The entire performance this year more than ever emphasizes the pressing need for direct primary legis lation. Subacriber who foil to receive their journal-Courier regularly and on tlnia mil conter a favor on the management br , Immediately reporting; to the Clr , I'Ulntlon Manager. Telcpnone 8081. The Jonrnnl-Couner I for sale dally la New York City at Hotallng'a New Stand, Corner 38th Street and Broad tray, at 30th atreet and Broadway, at t Park Place, and Grand Central Station. FIHK DEPARTMENT ESTIMATES. Tueday, Aumiat 18, 1008. VIVA VOCE VOTING. The esteemed Hartford Courant makes the suggestion, and follows It up with an Interesting treatment of the subject, that at the approaching republican state convention at which nominees for state office will "be se lected each delegate be asked to state In open convention Ills choice. We do not understand that our contemporary desires this rule applied to' this par ticular convention only. Its attitude Is rather tha't all delegates to nominating conventions owe It to their constituents to let them know how they voted In order that the public may be best safe guarded. I In suggesting a roll call at the ap proaching convention tho Courant says: "A delegate Is a messenger sent to perform for his constituents a par ticular errand. If they choose him to act as he pleases, then he is at liberty to follow that course. But If' they , choose him to vote for certain candi dates or for a certain policy, he must do as'he Is directed, or else ho commits a breach of faith. Whichever course Is taken by those who send him, they are In all honor bound entitled to know what he does. He has no author ity except what they give him and he should he ready to account for what he has done under that authority. It will be seen at once that a roll call vote must In the nature of the case eliminate a great deal of the alleged purchase of delegates." We yield nothing to the Courant in our desire to have all political acts per formed in the open, where everybody entitled to know shall know what has been done In the name of a free elec torate. No possible objection can be offered ' to a roll call vote In convention, as proposed, In morals or sound political doctrine, provided the laws of the state are particular In ev ery way In safeguarding the various stops which lead up to the assembly of the nominating convention. It Is con ceivable, for example, that .at the ap- . preaching republican convention a roll call might constitute an act of Injus tice In that the steps which have led up t6 It have been made so complicated by absurd traC.'tlon and sharp political practice that a free and untrammeled expression of opinion may have become Impossible. The situation as It has been framed up Is not the work of a spon taneous demand for Mr. Lllley, whose political experience has been limited, but Is the work of the managing poli ticians, who selected him a year and a half ago, and whose power to dominate must be traced to a number of cir cumstances not one of which has Its ' roots In popular government. The caucus registration law Is a menace to the free expression of popu lar will, in that it possesses an Inquisi torial character which a majority of the citizens of the state resent. It is not the business of the state to pro tect political parties; It Is the business of the state to' protect Itself against usurpation by parties. The nominating convention Itself has in consequence become an obstacle In the path of .free government. By the arts known to the skilful politician the nominating con vention has become an Instrument for the registration of the' will of the par ty machine and not an instrument for the registration of the will of the peo ple. The very fact that the majority of the states of the Union have either adopted the direct primary law, or have it under serious consideration, can be explained upon the ground and only upon the ground that events find circumstances have together conspired to make the very instrumentalities to record the will of the people the in strumentalities to defeat it. What is right in Itself, as for example, the open roll call vote, may become under given circumstances only another evil added to those which precede it in preparing 'for the nominating convention, If tho delegates to the approaching republican state convention were to be "iiosen by the direct primary rule, It The commissioners' estimates for the coming year are worthy of being accorded uncommon approval. At first glance it might seem that the $354,560 asked for Iw large, as compared with the appropriation of $193,525 allowed last year, yet it cannot bo said that any of the objects for which money Is asked is needless or extravagant. " In practically every case money has been asked for as the direct result of rec- ommendatlone'made by the experienced representatives of the National, Board of Fire Underwriters, a fact which should be of no little weight with the board of finance when It comes to con sider the estimates. This paper has many times comment ed favorably upon the plans for a cen tral fire headquarters building which should be fire proof and up .to date, and where the recording Instruments 'of a new alarm system, which la also ask ed for, would be safely housed. For the headquarters tho commissioners have asked J30.000 and for the new alarm system 120,000, both of which ecem to be conservative amounts. The third -object for which money Is asked Is no less worthy than the oth ers. It provides for a raise In the standard of wages. For the good of the service in the department this ob ject Is quite as Important a any. If New Haven's Are department has done good work In the past, and there can be none to deny that it has, It has been due to the splendid work of the men enlisted In the department. To en able the commissioners to continue to obtain men of such a high caliber In future years, It ie important that they be able to offer such monetary Induce. ments as are necessary to persuade the right kind of young men, prospec tive recruits, to enroll In the depart ment. Without the right kind of men, the most perfect apparatus and alarm systems are of little avail. In this day of continual advancement In tho scales of wages In other trades and In the cost of living, it Is no more than right and proper that our Are laddies should keep pace. There are those hyper-crltlcal ones who see the city's Are department em ployes sitting about their quarters and doing little apparently most of the day. To them It seems an easy life and so they reason thus: Easy work, little pay. But they forget the con tinual nervous etraln these men are under every nlnute of the twenty-four hours, asleep or awake, uncertain whether In a half minute's time they will not be dashing on their way to a ure. ineae cnucs forget mat the r sj is a semblance of prison life, since they are unable to leave their quarters and can not be with their families more than one day out of every ten! The salaries that are asked for the men are only Just and reasonable. For the first grade men a wage scale of $3 a day Is asked, where the scale Is now $2. 74. The first grade men of the po lice department now are getting 3.25 a day and they have fourteen hours a day off with their families. The fire men of New Tork city get $1,400 a year and have thirty-six hours off every five days. The Are commissioners are not asking too much and they should receive the support of the citizens in their estimates. similar way again. War is now too terrlblo a thing to be endured and if commercial and other disagreements mwt come between this country and Japan, as seems quite Inevitable, both countries ought to be progressive and enlightened enough to see the falsity of arms and the sanity of peaceable arbi tration. It Is pleasing to read that Count Okuma, of Japan, the very man who wa quoted as laying especially emphasis upon the presence of the American fleet in eastern waters as significant of an anti-Japanese feeling In this country, la now saying: "No one will endeavor more earnestly than my self to cultivate cordial relations with America because I realize that only through such cordial relations can Japan hope to become a really great nation." On the other hand, the great ad vantages to us that would acrue with a creditable alliance with China are not to be denied. If Japan has advanced almost in a day from seclusion to be a world power, China's promise Is scarce ly less rosy. There is reason to believe, that the Chinese millions are beginning to awake to a realization of their pos sibilities In the world and are longing for greater liberties. With the death of the Empress Dowager, which may be expected soon, many Europeans In China are looking for a revolution, hoping that It will be a bloodless one. They believe that It will bring about an end of the present Manchu dynasty and result In a native Chinese viceroy being put at the heud of the govern ment. If that results, China's advance will lie a rapid one and it is to be ex pected that a treaty would advance our commercial interests In proportion. Japan undoubtedly hae her eyes on China as a commercial Aeld. Japanese there are already putting many for eigners in China out of business. This tendency Is sure to make great inroads upon our far eastern commerce, of which we have been awaiting great things. If this country U to take an active hand in the Imminent pnblem of the mastery of the Pacific, It must lake active steps and not sit Idly by and watch some European power gob ble up the goodies. The time Is faii approaching when we must make a de cided choice. Asia's day U coming. A CLERICAL OFFICE. The friend and family of James J. Carr, th local registrar of vital sta tistics, whose Pad death was an nounced yesterday, have reason to he pround of the esteem in which Jib was held by the citizens of New Ha ven. For twenty years ho continued to do his work elllclently day after day, month after month, and year after year only to be re-elected at each fresh contest. Others aspired to the oAlce but It was Impossible to dis lodge htm. The imagination of the electorate could not be fired by an ap peal to remove him that another and unskilled applicant might be given the place. In his case at any rate the voters of New Haven preferred a trained to an untrained man. The fact Is significant of the spirit in which the voters of this city would regard the great majority of the of fices in their local government If they understood how equally clerical they are In character. The tax collector ship could, for examplo, be added, the commissioner of public works, the city clerk, tho town clerk, the judge of probate, and so on, all of the ollleea which have nothing whatever to' tlo with the enforcement of tt given pub lic policy which has been approved at the polls. These offices are purely clerical in character and domund for their occupants efficient men, who when they are once placed there and have given the necessary evidence of their usefulness should be retained during good behavior and effective service. It can. how be seen that little pur pose would have served In turning Mr. Carr out of office for the unbul i) eat. II l e purpose of putting another In. ot only would the government of New Haven have Mifforcd from these frequent changes, but clllelent men would have been moved about on the political chess board and probably weakened as workers In the commu nity. One of the tragedies of pollilcal life Is the brutal munni-r In which clerks are compelled to go In or out of office as the shifting winds com mand, though their conduct has noth ing to do with the need for a change In administration. The career of Mr. Carr should-be remembered by the voters. ume a more radical position In the Biime dlrertlon, A IMenitnnt Interruption. i Hartford Courant.) We are still hoping to escape civil war and thut the democratic party will nol be so sadly weakened as It would be by the sudden death of the esteem erf editor -of the Now Haven Journal Courier, ilut the'slgna continue to In dicate (rouble with lilm no, atnrm cen ter, only Thursday we reprinted a paragraph fro in (lie "J. -I'.," which threatened certain congenital llnrs In New Haven with the punishment they deserve. Now the scene shifts and the hostilities are developing between terbury and New Haven, Bnd between the sweet-tempered Editor Chiipln of the American and the excited but lova. ble Kdltur Osborn of th Journal-Courier, which is Just now enjoying an In crease In circulation that seem to wor ry some of Its contemporaries. Tho Miiu for the Jobr (Boston Journal.) A reader culls our attention to th fact that Brother Charles, who Is now bossing the Bryan Weekly Commoner In Nebraska, formerly ran a livery sta ble, and did fairly well at it until Brother Will lifted him out of ths liv ery stable and placed him In the Com moner office, Well, what of It? The question is, Is Brother Charles doing well as a pub Usher? Dues he know what to accept and what to re.lecl? Is he able to fol low Ihother Will's Ideas without know, ing what those Ideas are? Is he suffi ciently endowed with nieiitHllty to re alize that the paramount Issues of to day are the bargain counter Issue of to-morrow? Can he sort the goods and nmke an nttruotlve display? Hrother Charles showed good sense in getting out of the livery business. It Is net what It was. The motor car lias mads the top buggy look like a relic. As long as Brother Charles could not see his way clear to getting into the garage Industry, he did well to lake hold of the Commoner. Mrs. Van Horn, Ph claims to be a prominent woman. Penelope l'romlnent? Pooh! Why, she cannot bosst of even one eame.'.i being smashed when she appear in puhllr, Pearl (In surprise! What? You let that young man kls you? Why, I am surprised. Hon't 'you know tho rule of our club firmly state that any girl who !" n voung man kiss her will be suspended?" Buby Well, I was suspended, dear. I ws In a liammock." "Confound th luck!" blurted the great artist, as he tossed hla brushes shout in confusion. "What is the trouble, dear?" asked his little wife. "Whv, here I had a beautiful picture of Chicago, nd now 1 have spattered black r"lnt over half of It. The work is ruined." . . . "Cheer up, dear. Just rub the black all over the canvas until nothing viible and then call it a picture of Pittsburg." EXPESsKS OF DELEGATES. CHINA AD JAPAN. At the time when the American bat tleship fleet set sail from Hampton Roads for Its long trip around the Horn, there were not a few In this country who believed that tho secret purpose of this government was to make a show of force against Japan In view of certain rumors of ill-feeling toward us among the little people of the Flowery Kingdom. Since then It has become apparent enough that our diplomats at no time had any definite plans in' mind for the fleet other than a globe-circling cruise that should give our sailors and officers of the navy a vast amount of flrst-hand knowledge of world conditions that could' not as well be taught them In any other way. Now that the 'American fleet Is nesr lng Japan, In the course of its long cruise, la the logical time, if ever, that there should be a revival of the Jap anese war talk of last fall. News dis patches to and from Toklo have been keeping the cables tolerably hot with in the last few days dealing with the situation, but the more the real truth of the matter Is made known with lat er and saner dispatches, the more is It. made clear that some newspapers here and in Toklo have been largely responsible for the talk by construct ing such exaggerations as would have been Impossible had Japan been near er to us. The "yellows" in this country It Is no news to those familiar with the organization of the state nominat ing conventions, as of other nominat ing conventions In which several towns are represented, to lenrn that the traveling and hotel expenses of delegates are In many Instances not paid by the delegates themselves. They are paid by those interested In controlling the conventions. Already most of the hotel accommodations of tho city of New Haven have been toe spoken by the agents of active candi dates for office, though but compara tively few of the delegates have been chosen yet ' When the commission appointed to Inquire Into the extent to which cor rupt practices prevail In the states of the union, and what steps have been taken to resist them, began its work, the fact was borne more and more in upon them that convention expenses constituted one of the most odious forms of political corruption. It waa, and still Is, a tacit understanding on the part of altogether too many dele gates to state conventions of both po litical parties that their expenses would be paid for them. When they arrive at the convention city they find rooms assigned them and when they depart they do so without saying good bye to the hotel cashier. It was to meet this evil, which at the outset destroyed the force of moral suasion, that the commission reported to the general assembly an amendment to the corrupt practices act In effect making these charges upon candi dates for office Impossible. The method of suppression adopted by the commission was to lean on the. principle requiring from delegates to convention a statement of their ex penses to be filed with town clerks after a stated time. The proposed law read as follows: "Every 'delegate to a nominating convention shall with in Afteen days after such convention, file with the town clerk of the town In which he resides an Itemized sworn tatement of the expenses incurred by him or on his account In connection with such convention and In connec tion with his appointment as delegate thereto, and shall stats who paid them, and, if no such expenses were Incurred, he shall so state, and If for any such expenses paid or incurred by himself he has been reimbursed or promised reimbursement he shall so state and by whom." A penalty was provided for the failure of the delegate to file such a statement. It was doubtless sickening to the memhers of the commission that such a law had become necessary In Con necticut but there was no escaping the fact that the practices complained of were of frequent occurrence! Why the committee on Judiciary thought this simple provision unfitted to the needs of the state of Connecticut has never been explained. It la worthy of note now only because it again il lustrates how difficult it is to persuade the general assembly to walk arm in arm with other states of the union in protecting the electorate from ma chine domination. The first announcements of the sea son of theatrical productions to be presented In New Haven are being an nounced. Soon the season of thea trics will be with us. Each year brings the high hope that the offer ings will be far In advance of any thing New Haven has had In the past. Yet to bring that about cooperation on two sides Is necessary. The pub lic must offer enough patronage to warrant the production and the pro ducers must offer suuh productions as will warrant that patronage. Too long has New Haven been a "doir town" theatrically. LAST CALL Oil, Lawn Mi owers T Summer Sale. . 1.60, ft and a.50 F.uttlUh Cilial lllnik.ru Iota) SI. M and ! Automobile Glove, M. H and Kin Automobile Coat, Halt Prlea t'10 mid 1,13 Hnini'Oiit uu to alao 4U, tlnll -!., m !. T.IMI, I0 ii ml t3S IlnlU Wrap, Hall 'lee. 1.10 Imported lrlng (oni Hall Price. Citijnt Kuncuder, Unit price. Hroken Lot of ;l.73 per docn col!nr fl.no docrn, VI fancy border English Linen lluud kerrhlrr, fide, eiii'h. 3. M, il.50, $10 imd 13 Automobile- Lap iiolir. Hulf Prlre. 1.7B mid a.30 1'renih Hal H " pair, . Broken Lot of Shaker Knit Sweaters Half rrl.-e. Light find medium weight underwear Halt Price. 2 Engllah Helm, Hulf Price, H to (U.A0 Heart Pin, Sue. 85c. per rake French lonp mnde by "Violet." JTe. AUo Nome tine Cuue and fnibrellni Half. Prlee. we have a small assortment of. St hlrt and (To. Half IIo. More Cloe Hutiu'lay at 1 p. ni. Other du at B p at. CHASE & CO. OCTFITTEnS FOli MEN. 1018 und 1020 Chapel Street 1 l)rrrtlon from Mr. Drran. (Providence Journal.) That any gains Mr. Bryan may make from the ranks v of the more radlcaf republicans ure likely to be offset by ei"ul If not greater losses from the ranks of the more conservative demo crats Iiiib been pointed out by various observers of (he Bltuutlon. It Is cer ta in ly u matter of significance beyond the coimmm when an tnnuentlal Journal like the Baltimore rUin a journal which, though "t Independent temper, Iiiih lung given general support to th? democratic party announces Its pref erence for T:t ft. "It Is our dellbersto Judgment," says the Sun, "thnt for the next (our years the material Interest of the people of this country would bs Biifcr with Mr. Tuft at the head of the national government than with Mr. Uryun." The Sun, to bo sure, has been no great admirer of Mr. lloosevelt; It thinks that abuse can be rectified without recourse to the nig Stick, and It argues that Mr. Bryan's Big Club would be no better Instrument. In oth er wnrriH, It would have the best fea tures of "mv policies'" carried out by the atier mind of Mr. Tnft. HE last of the season finds us with a number of good lawn mowers still unsold. Rather than carry them over we are making some special prices on them which will make any one of them a good investment for another season. Our assortment of the best kinds is almost unbroken and every one of them has been reduced in price.1 Wer Now Old Green Mowers, $ 3.58 S2.63 Gilt Edge Mowers, 7.00 5.43 Imperial Mowers, 10.00 9.00 7s4GHVel$t,- 320 State t. And As the months pass and the work of the Consumption Hellef society de velops, the city Is sure to appreciate more and more tho truly altruistic work of Hrother Gunshannon of Hart ford. His exhibit at the Organized Charities building on Sunday was an Instructive, one and It shows that hh work Is as practical rh could be ask ed for. Led by him and the newly formed society It may be confidently expected that the hard fight against thn grent white plague In New Haven will be a success. ItooKovelt Would Interfere. (Boston Transcript.) The Manufacturers' Record of Balti more, which has been making a special Investigation of the subject, finds that between 1!00 and 1!)07- the value of farm property In the I'nlted Slates ad vanced from $2 U3n,0nn,0!0 to I2S.077,. 000. WO. a puln of thirty-seven per cent., though the number of persons actually engaged In ngrlcullure Incressed but tlfteen per cent. The value of agricul tural products per capita of agricul turalist rose In the earn time from !(."1 to ISIS: and on the fame basis the value of farm property Increased from Hii.'H to 12341. Comparison extending over a Jonger period Is generally con firmatory of the steady progress of fanning, accelerated within the past (en enr for products last year were of three times tho worth or those of lS7n, w hile the number of persons em nlnved In or aesoclutrd with the pur suit has doubled. Analysis reveals (he period of lF90-! ns that or the lowest point of depression, nil things consid ered. The value of fnrm products per capita of the population sunk to $33, and wh'le the output per capita of ag riculturists, being 12S7. was slightly better than In 1890, It wns almost $40 less than In 1S70. DIAMONDS, CAREFULLY SELE CTED STONES M0 UKTINGS EXCLUS IVEIN DESIGN. THE Reduction in Price Of Picture Framing Continued During; the inontU of July we offered n 110 per rent. re. duetlon In the prlre of all grade of picture framing. The Object of tliU reduction nti to keep employed our large oorps . of rxpert framer. The reduction aurrreded In It purpoae ao mrll thnt we bare decided to continue the rut In prlrea during; AuKnat, the lust of the dull aenoa month. An Important nvlng may be mnde by giving; u your pic, ture framing; during; tbl month. Visitor Alway Welcome. F W. TIERNAN & CO. ' 82? Chapel strut it J The' New Model Todd Corset fiolvcs tho question of (lie , long, slender, graceful lines dcinmul cd by the present fash Ion. Elastic stockings, eta . Closed Daring; Auguitt Kenr H. Todd 312-2M YORK IT. To think of "Fighting Bob" Evans as on the retired list, and a man over sixty years old la quite impossible. He, like every other naval hero and public Idol must continue to be a young man In the eye of the public. Forty-eight years of service In our navy Is a pretty good record. Forty elRht years of such service as "Fight ing Bob" has given his country is phenomlnal. He has earned his rest and deserves It. orn roxTRMPon aries. Not Ho Sure Now. ' (Norwich Bulletin.) Do not think that Llllay's chances are sure. Walk right out to ths caucuses and make them sure. . , Lllley Multon Are Free. (Naugatuck News.) Campaign buttons are again In the market and It Is up to the voters who desire to wear them to pay their money and take their choice. Certainly Not, (Naugatuck News.) Editor Osborn of the New Haven Journal-Courier docs not propose to al low anyone to make any false state ments relative to his efforts to pre vent Congressman Lllley from securing the nomination for governor. Very Fell 1 ton. Fells sedlt by a hole. Kntente she. cum omnl soul, Prendere rats. Mice cururrerunt trans the floor In nuemro due tres or more, Oblltl cats. Fells saw them oculls, "I'll have them,' Inqult she, "I guess, lnim liidunt." Tunc Ilia crept toward the group, "H.ibcam dixit, good rut soup I'lngues sunt." Mice continued all ludcre, Entente they In ludum vers, Gaudenter, Tunc rushed the fells Into them, Et tore them onines limb from limb, Vlo'.enter. MORAL. Mures omnes, nunc be shy, Et aurem praebe mlhl Pfnlirnfl. Sit hoc satis "verbnm sat," Avoid a whopping Thomas cat Studiose. New York Tribune. SAYINOS AXD DOINGS. Florida produces the finest lead pen cil cedar In the world. SNAP SHOTS. Do we do your snapshot work? If not, we should, at our developing and printing aro tho best. You get your work when promised and guaranteed fo give best results. A trial order will convince. EVERYTHING OPTICAL teHctrveydLewisz Opticians 861 Chapel St. New Haven Stons at Hartford It Springfield CHAXCE FOR PIANO BARGAIN,' i WE HAVE tnree pianos orougnc to ui i from V'ule university to be sold foi less than thev are worth. Were now I last fall. Also, e have Chlckerlng-, ! Stelnway and Webor uprights brought In with our renting siook. . a rurg chance If you want' a piano. ClIARLKS 17. I.OOMI8, 837 Chapel Street. i Eminsntl f Satrsfactor. Depositors and silent will find that desllng with the Merchants National Bank Is eminently satisfactory, be cause the long experience ol Its officer Ir. the competent management of banking af fairs enables them to render that prompt and efficient' ser vice, which Is so desirable. . your account and banking business very cordially Invlt- d. The Merchants National Bank 270 STATE r5TllElT. . State and City Depositary. ESTABLISHED 1851. An attempt at locomotive construc tion is to be made in Ja"pan. The number of sugar factories In operation last year in Russia was 27S. The baccllus of typhoid fever Is so mlmtte that a drop of water might con tain millions. tfWTTTTTTTWTTTmTtWT Refrigerators and Summer Furniture ! At About Half Former Prices, jj Inside of twelve years New Tork promises to be the largest city on the earth. It Is now growing more than six times as fast as London. F.xaetly So. CWaterbury American,.) We agreed In advance with the Prov idonce Journal, In the article which It considers, that there Is no value, ex cept habit and convenience, In the practice of not re-electing our govern ors. There Is nothing to prevent a change now, If the people want It, ex cept the superior power of organization. Strong Ulows for Temperance Struck, (Bridgeport Poftt.) The national convention of the Cath olic Total Abstinence Union, which Is in session In New Haven this week, promises to still further advance the cause of temperance reform all over the land, The most noticeable feature of the convention o far has been the recommendation muds hy the very em inent leaders of the organization, most of whom are nf the priesthood, In nl most every Instance these shepherds of the flock advised the most stringent rulea In dealing with those who en gage In the sale of Intoxicants, This Is of marked slRliflcance, because it would seem to Indicate that, sooner or later the great church itself would as- All of the boroughs of New Tork city have advanced their tax rates, and Richmond is at the head of the list with $1,711 for each $100 of assessed value. Chopin hated playln- at social fes tivities. To a lady, who, after the din tier, asked him to play, he answered: "Is It really necessary? I ate so little." New York is growing rapidly In Its population of millionaires. There are about 2.003 of them now, while there were only thirty a. quarter of a cen tury ago. New York city pays a large funeral bill. It costs the city $32. SO to bury each of the unclaimed bodies that pass through the morgue, and there are about 9,400 of them In the course of a year. The reason for these astonishing: reductions is the rapidly advancing Fall season, and the fact that we do not carry these goods over from one Beason to another. Take advantage of this sale. The quality is the usual high standard sold by this firm, THE BOWDITCH FURNITURE CO., 100.102.104-106 ORANGE & XKEET. 4 WTttWTTftttTTfTWHfrrMHH Official tests of gas meters in New York city show that the defective me ters give the gas companies the bene fit of the doubt, that Is, where there Is one that Is too slow there are two that are too fast.' JESTS AXD JOKES. la Yes, Ostcnd, old Ponce de Leon went into the wilderness to And tho fountain of youth. Ostend Gee. pop! Was it a soda water tountaln? rrlscllla There goes that haughty The Yale National Bank. Corner Chapel and State Streets. Our policy is to treat the, smallest depositor with the same courtesy and attention as the largest. Security to Depositors, $1,200,000,00. Safe Deposit Boxes, $5.00 Per Annum Upwards.