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THE MORNING JOURNAL. COURIER, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1008.
i JOURNAL-COURIER NEW HiVEN. COKM. Founded 1TM. ' FiiECAIiniNOTOX piumkhino CO. Delivered by Carriers la the riy, 11 ate a week, BO (fall a month. IS for ill month, M a rent, The same tern rjr nail. Mingle eople. 9 feat. Telephone I KD1TOMAL tlOOM, 4. BVRINFNS OFFICE. MSI. , THE WERKII OTJltXAL. iMutl Thnradar. On Dollar Tear. f, B. Carrtogtoa mbllaaer fc A. ret Bnalaes Mif I'. K. r. Narmaa Adverllalni Manager f. O. Oabora. a. J, Sloan,, (Ml Varaett. ....EdMar-la-CMef . .Managlag Editor CHy Editor rftibarrlber ntio fan to reri taelr 'urnal-Courler regularly and oa ttma irill eoaier a tutor oa the maaagemeat lj Immediately reporting to the Clr mlntloa Manager. Teleanaa 8081. The Jnaraal-Conner ta tor aale dally l New York City at Hntatlag'a fte Ma a da, Coraer Sflth Street and Broad it7, at 30th atreet aad Broadway, at 1 rtrk Place, and Grand Central dtatloa. Monday, September 31, ItIM, VMFOnM CITY IHARTEBS. ' . One of the many planks In tin Stmocratle. state platform la. that fa voring uniform charter for Connectl :n: cities to take the place, of the 'harter policy which has prevailed jlite tho first onu was granted. Tho S 'W Britain Herald looks askance at :t and Bays: "The uniform elty'chav ier Is a- theory and those who have jone Into the question pretty thor oughly say It Is almost If not wholly k Impracticable." . 1 j We should like to know more of these people who have gone Into thin lubjfect "pretty thoroughly" and who bivo arrived at the conclusion stated. Two or three or four years ago a com tnisMon was appointed by the gov- ejfr.oi to Inquire Into the uniform city :lmrter proposition. It was a very 1.1. ge committee and had on It mayors t) burn. ; It finally made an unfavor ible report. Inquiry established '.he tact that the commission never met With It full quota and that the few meetings held gathered together fewr than a majority. With the possible exception ,of Mayor Henney of Haji Vta the proposition had no advocates o.i the commission.. The result was th work was carried along as best It could be and finally abruptly ended by M adverse report. .j All that there Is to the proposition ' to have uniform city charters Is the principle of home rule. Should such a policy be adopted the state would ,rcf,erve to itself, as It should, the rmht to paBs upon the essentials of lo cal government with regard to which 'there Is absolutely no reasonable dif ference of opinion among the eighteen titles of the' state, nor could there bo among town seeking a municipal or ganization. In all other particulars, ' which at the time of alleged Inquiry ws were told turned upon local tra ditions and peculiar needs, the cities would be left to govern themselvjs and not be obliged as they am now to run to the legislature every time a salary is raised. The state has a con stitution which is binding upon every . one of the one hundred and sixty-eight ' tewnc. It Is the framework of gov , , crrment upon which legislative enact ; mi'iits are hung. A uniform city char- Uv policy would resemble In Its chir aeter the state constitution; It would bii'the framework of local government upon which could be hung local legls- latlve enactments. 1 Nothing could be. more absurd than thu prevailing city charter policy of 'Connecticut. 1 If there are two chr ters alike the coincidence Is to be ac counted for on the ground that the politicians back of them happened to have like partisan needs at the same moment. Surely any system Is better ' than that, and because it Is a bad sys tem the uniform policy Is urged by toper students of municipal life. MR. BRYAN'S TMBUTE. There comes a time In the surging controverles of political campaigns when mind gives way to heart. Then it is that national characters stand be- fore the American people more Inti mately as men with the same sorrows and sentiments that all of us have. It was- not as Bryan, the democratic 'candidate for the presidency, that the famed Nebraskan came to New Haven Saturday, but rather as Bryan, the Man Among Men, the Friend Among Friends. As such he could well be wel corned and admired by every New Ha ven citizen, regardless of, political af. filiations. It might only be expected that Mr. Bryan's adherents In the pres ent political fight would be able to Join In as heartfelt a welcome to Mr. Taft, did he come here on a similar mission, as did the latter's adherents Saturday, Often do we come to think of our high politicians' as Impossible men with different sentiments and aspirations from average Americans in regard to the common-place, every-duy affairs of life. Especially Is this apt to be so if the politician in question is not the one that will fall heir to our votes at the next election, Yet the visit of Mr. Bryan on Saturday to New Haven, which was necessarily short, to paj well-deserved tribute tn the memory of ' Alexander Troup, showed him to be an exception to this popular conception of j public men. And, had we oftener the j opportunity to Judge, we would un- ' dnubtedly find him not the exception but rather the rule among our leaders of national stamp. To be a lender of men, or even to aspire to be a lender, politicians must necessarily be of the same fiber, and of the same sentiments as the men they would lead. Certainly In Mr. Taft and Mr. Bryan can be found two excellent examples of this essential of leadership. Having spoken ' In public every day since Labor Day, when Mr. Troup's funeral came, and before, Mr. Bryan had not had an opportunity earlier to express his personal sorrow in the' death of his steady and staunch ad mirer of long standing. Seldom do po litical friendships and 'political support lead to such a heart-felt admiration and, love as existed between Mr. Bryan and Mr. Troup. Said the former at New London of the Incident: "The fact is that on my trip through Connecticut I missed for the first time in twelve years the familiar face and loyal hand of one who but a few days ago was called to his reward. I cannot visit Connecticut without feeling the loss of such a true and faithful friend as Alexander Troup," An hour or two snatched from the busy life of a busy campaigner on tour over the country, a spray of Ulles-of-the-valley at the grave, a half hour's talk with the bereaved wife and sons at the home these comprised an elo quent 'tribute of the Inborn worth both of the man who Is dead and Is lauded and of the man who still lives and who lauds. After all we are brother Ameri cans, striving ae we may see best for the ultimate good of our country, and such little Incidents as this, w hen mind gives way to heart, can do us' all good and make us all better Americans and better national brothers. THE TRAFFIC REC.l'LATIOXS. The committee on ordinances of the board of aldermen has turned down the excellent proposition that Chief of Po lice Cowles bo given the sole control of the street traffic In the new regime In such mutters now long been prom ised by the powers that be and long awaited with great patience on the part of New 'Haveners generally. The committee finds the city charter stipu lates that such matters shall be placed In the hands of the mayor. Just where or how the charter does this la not made perfectly clear nor Is It material, If the committee believes It to be the ease and has voted accordingly. Tho Journal-Courier Is of the sincere belief that such matters are clearly in the province of the chief of police and should be made one of his responsibili ties. In other cities, where street traf fic Is best regulated, this matter Is left to the corresponding officer of the po lice department with the best of re sults. He is more Intimately In touch with the traffic problems and require ments than anyone and hence best able to formulate necessary rules and as sume the responsibility for their utility and enforcement. But the result is what every public spirited cltlren Is looking for. It is not Impossible to believe that excellent traffic rules could and would be formu lated by our mayor and left to his chief of police for enforcement. Sufficient ev idence of worth-while results, obtained in this way, are at hand In the regui latlon of the street traffic at the wder of the mayor at the time of the big football games here. If the gentlemen of the ordinance committee, for reasons of their own, believe this matter should he left most properly to the mayor, let there be no more delay before It is left to him. If a charter change is ad visable, It may come later. It would take considerable time to accomplish It at best. Seldom has a series of ordinances been presented to this committee that more Intimately concern the good and safety of New. Haveners. Too long has this city been disgraced with an utter ly Inadequate system of street traffic regulations. For one 'thing, there has been no more ridiculous sight in the city than the regulation of the trolley traffic, and necessarily much of the general traffic with It, by the employes of the Connecticut company at the principal corners In the center of the city, especially the Church and Chapel streets intersection. Should a member of New York's traffic squad be brought to the' latter corner and shown It, there can be no doubt but that he would burst forth into roars of laughter. New Haven must outgrow some of these provincialisms. The time to do It Is now. THE SUBMARINE PRESS BUREAU. As the ol,d saying puts it, we learn something every day If we keep our eyes and ears open. Thus The Journal-Courier Is accumulating a knowl edge of submarine sleuthlsm which Is simply startling. We yearn for each new day In the knowledge that it will bring forth fresh flowers of thought, most of them poor weak little lilies. The latest la that the opposition on the, part of such newspapers as have spoken against the candidacy of Mr. Lllley for the governorship of Connec ticut Is the outcome of the effective management of the Holland electric boat concern. That Is thu concern, It will be remembered, which Mr. Lllley said had debauched the congress of the United States and set pussy footed rtrlectlves on his trail to watch his rvi ry movement. It Is now utllixln Its milimartne experience through a pri'ts bureau, which feeds tho dissent lux newspapers, such as The Journal' Courier, the Springfield Hepuhlican, the Providence Journal and muny other we might mention, with the amunltlun with which to oppose Mr. Lllley's Imposition upon the people of Connecticut, ' This Is the defense offered a cara fu'ly worded and carefully prepared Indictment of Mr. Lllley's unfitness for hlftli public olflce by responsible news papers which personally do not caro a button for him one way or the other and which are moved wholly by their stul) of his career and by their duty to the thinking public. No testimony Is offered In support of the Insinuation. Somebody has told Mr. Lllley this Is . or must be so, or else he would not be so misrepresented. ' Where upon he gives orders to make thu cl;arge and the charge Is made, Ob viously we are not ready to disclose tho sums which daily come to this of fice from tho treasurer of the Holland boot concern, or to In any other way break tho 'confidence that Monte Chrlsto must have In our discretion, but the fact grows upon us that this latest charge has as much to sustain It, In the possession of Mr. Lllley and hi friends, as the original charge had to sustain them before, during or since tho Investigation. THE FORiKER IXC1DKXT. There are reasons why final Judg ment upon the remarkable conduct of United States Senator Koraker of Ohio and the Standard Oil company should be postponed until all of the evidence I before the people. Owing to the swift momentum o.f politics In this country, especially ,ln a presidential year, it Is not at all unlikely that (he Incident will drive Mr. Foraker Into private life', but that popular conse quence does not Justify one In hasty conclusions of a too sweeping charac ter. , The purpose of Mr. Hearst In mak ing public the letters, which have mysteriously come Into his possession, is to expose an unholy alliance be tween thu Standard Oil company and leading politicians In both political parties, In order that he and his party may profit by the act. Leaving aside the possibility that something has been done which should not have been done, the fact cannot be overlooked that Wlllam Randolph Hearst Is not Just the man lovers of good govern ment would pick out for a task of that character. He has boxed the compass of political and commercial conduct. He has always been ready to make any kind of a political deal. He has been with Tammany and against It. He has fused with the republicans and fought them. He has all of the time been for Hearst and for what Hearst happens to stand. 'As a member of congress he steadily disregarded his duties. As the editor of a string of newspapers he has persistently cstered to the lowest. passions of mankind and of womankind. Sensationalism has been his stock In trade. So much for the prosecutor In the case. To aid him In his campaign against the two older political parties of the country and In behalf of his own privately financed political organ ization he has the mistaken suspicion, which has been awakened by thought less and frequently reckless criticism of capital. As The Journal-Courier has said upon many occasions, when eminent men were holding forth upon the popular theory of predatory wealth and Its malefic beneficia ries, the danger of the crusade lay, not In bringing to book sinning cor porations, which Is not a difficult thing under the law, but In encourag ing a general belief that the possession of more money than comprehends one's dally needs Is a guarantee of misspent ability. Mr. Hearst, who Is no fool whether ho be a knave or not, plays deliberately upon this now too general belief with reference to the possession of money and looks to It to aid him in designs and purposes which otherwise have ' little to commend them to thoughtful people. No mat ter w'hat the real facts are In the cose, and they are not yet known In full, It Is no time to enter a final Judgment, More mistaken attacks on capital and additional Interpretations of an Impul sive ehuracter possess the power to kill off returning confidence entirely. On the other hand, both Senator Foraker and Mr. Archbold admit that they had a perfect understanding as to the use the latter was to make of the former's great ability and influ ence. The genuineness of the letters Is admitted by both, and the amazed public cannot but feel Inclined, and to be Justified In the Inclination , to de mand at "once the completion of the story though told by Mr. Hearst. It Is a shocking thing to learn through genuine correspondence that a senator of the United Stutes, whether his pur pose in accepting fees was legitimate or not, technically did so far forget that high moral conception of his of fice which should always pertain, as to make himself liable to serious criticism and expulsion from public life. Tho Incident gives a new Inter est to the break In the relations of the president and Mr. Taft with Senator Foraker and the refusal of both to have political deulinga with him. We can but await with breathless interest further revelations before accepting as Hnal what is clearly Insinuated. Whatever good may be paid of the new kind of stieet pavement, that of wood blocks, now being put In place In this city, after a little experience makes us better acquainted with Its merits and demerits, It Is certain that the contractors are giving the prop erty holders no little cause for Justi fied complaint because of their Inex orable delays, These delays began In State street, which was kept In a topsy-turvy condition for many weeks, seemingly without any need. Now Cen ter and Meadow streets are suffering even greater delays and equally de plorable Inconveniences, As with State street, the two iatter streets will prob ably have to go through a week or two of torment from the dust and dirt af ter trie blocks are laycd and are cov ered with an Inch or two of sand. There, are worse troubles ahead and the property holders had best prepare. He who tries to better the wit of Murk Twain Is generally prone to fail ure from the beginning. The origina tor of "Huckleberry Fin" and "Tom Sawyer" has lost not a whit of his wit as the years have passed, The notice that he nailed up on the Clemons home at Redding.- Conn,, after tho un welcome visit of the burglurs who took the silverware last week, has been ac corded wide publicity In the newspa pers. Furthermore It. had made many a serlous-mlnded reader chuckle In spite of himself. Why then should the New York World try to Improve on the ending of the note, which every other paper gave as "Yours truly, S. L. Clemens" to "Affectionately, S. L. C." As a formal, business-like note It was far more "Twalnlsh" than as any thing bordering on the Intimate or friendly. The refusal of former Governor, Wal ler to accept the democratic nomination could not have been due, as has been said, to the Interest he takes In' the eurecr of his son, Judgo Waller., The next governor will nut have the oppor tunity to renominate him for the bench. That task will belong to the governor nominated and elected In 1910. Mr. Bryan has been held up by offi cers of the law In Rhode Island for speeding In an automobile. 'The great Nebraskan has started out on a cam paign tour through the Kast generally that for speed would require the best efforts of "Willie" Hearst or any oth er candidate to equal. OUR COISTEMPORARIEN. I Mr. flryan'a Condolence (New Britain Record ) William Jennings Bryan came to New Haven to-day to offer personal con dolence to the family of the lute Alex ander Trniip. We respect him for this, but h" would be an Ingrate If he omit ted doing so, when so near at hsni. He had no more loyal friend In thu country than was the late Mr. Troup. 1. liter's Weak Knot. (Waterbury democrat.) Congressman Lllley's weak spot came to the surface early enough. People didn't have to look more than once or twice, and be Is magnifying the spot hs the campaign grows older, which leads one to call to mind the old adag., about giving a man. rope enough, etc., etc. His second attack on congress and the submarine boat company will not help his case very much. It be gins to look as though Lllley had al ready shot his bolt. Mr. Mlley'a Tnrn. I Bridgeport Farmer.) Mr. Lllley's term as congressman-af-large expires March 4 next, If elected governor his term In the new office will begin January 1, necessitating his res ignation of the bouse seat or the hold ing of both offices at the same time. It has been suggested thnt. he resign fronv the house nw, and there Is somo surprise over his f n II n re to do so, for service In a body which has scathingly censured him, cannot be particularly pleasant. Tbe Foreat Fires. (lliirtford Times.) The hopefel feature of the situation la that thft vmt'r Ynirlncf will illm. ulnto the American people to organize adequate measures to prevent wnnia snln destruction of property by bush fires. A burnt child dreads the fire. A deviistoled community Is an aggressive argument for comprehensive protec Hon. One of the problems which now confronting the nation and which Is mi economic snd administrative mat ter of magnitude Is the question of the prevention ot forest fires. The year's record Is a warning which should nt be Ignored, New Listen tn Thla. ( Bridgeport Standard ) Attacks upon Candidate Lllley de signed to break down, If not overcome, his normal plurality In the state are said to be traced to Washington, whence comes the animus and ammuni tion for them. The congressmen and the manufacturing Interests which were hurt hy I he submarine host contract Investigation, snd a lot of contracts rind "near contracts" also squelched through the efforts of Mr. Lllley, ara working up these attacks upon the re publican candidate through their ready tools In this state, and hope to discredit Mr. Lllley before the people. But facts) Rre facts, snd Mr. Mlley has ho th the facts and figures. It Is stirring a dan gerous matter for his opponents. ' Taft and Foraker. (New Britain Herald.) No thoughtful person will cherish any III fi?ellnff towards Judge Taft he cause ot his Ohio meeting with Senator Foraker. They did not, agree on certain mutters of public policy, so much so that the republican leaders were not disposed to penult him to take the stump under their direction. That any one would seriously think of securing his services for the national ticket un der present conditions Is unbelievable. The ludlciitlrms are Hint the chances if re-election cf Senator Foraker have been lessened during the pasl'few days. To linve the admitted paid attorney of the standard Oil company In the t'nlted States senate Is a serious mutter, hut to re-elect htm would be. a national disgrace. Mnehlnea. (Bridgeport Farmer.) In New York the machine was de feated, find the question now Is, What are the bosses going to do about It? Tn Connecticut the machine won, and the question Is, WhHt are the peopl-j going to do about. It? There Is no doubt that boss rule, ex cept In Connecticut, Is moribund. Else where than In this slate, as the Balti more American Star says: . "No more may the upstart pnllllcAii dictate to the voters the man for whom they shall give their ballots, or cast a good man into the discard because lie Ignores the "leaders" and treads the paths of right despite them. Thl revolution of the people against the bosses la only one phase of tho moral reform which baa laid hold ot the country in every direction, but It is tremendously significant. . A Man of Character, (Bridgeport Post,) Judge Robertson Is a man of char acter and standing In New Haven, He has been associated with tbe New Ha ven road for many years, and Is recog nised us one of the useful members oil a board of directors that controls tho state's greatest corporation, a corpora tion iimt lias interests, either steam or electric, In three-quarters of the towns In the state. He has had an ex tended political experience, having served tn both branches of the general assembly, He b"s also served as Judgo of probate for the New Haven district, Wh'n the Edltiir'a Away. (Hartford Times.) The problem of what to do with the country newspaper when the, editor Is taking his vacation Is solved in various ways In Connecticut., For Instnnce, Editor Oeorge V. Woodruff of the Litch field Inquirer turns his publication over to Brother Jim, who Indulges in all sorts of entertaining quips and cranks snd 'wanton wiles. Editor Peck of the NauRHtuck Enterprise used to get out two editions ahead and have them distributed at the regular time, Editor Jones of the New Hartford Tribune, who Is no Imitator, merely suspenJs publication when he hikes out of town for a week or two on business or pleas ure. He baa Just returned from his annual outing and tills week he re sumes business at the old stand. "Aft er a week's vacation," he reports, "the Tribut e greets Its patrons with the news of two weeks boiled down Into one Ishiic; nothing stale, only the things that have been worth' the keep ing." Indictment of Foraker. (New London Telegraph.) If the letters made public by William R. Hearst at Columbus, O., Thursday night, are genuine, the Indictment of Senator Joseph Benson Foraker of Ohio as a paid servant of the Standard Oil company will be complete. Tho whole question hinges on the genuine ness of the letters, and if that can be proved the effect upon the political situation will be Intense and detri mental to the republican campaign, n Hearst Is In error, and Foraker can prove he Is In error, tbe head of the Independence party machine will bn further discredited when his claims of fraud In the New Vork mayoralty elec tion were proved false by a recount. If Foraker was the recipient of tho letters from the high official of the Standard Oil company no amount of explaining. It seems to us. will allow one good reason to stand for his return to the" senate. The charges brought out ny neursi wiin mese letters ror evidence are the most serious ever laid sgalnyl a member of the present sen ate. The outcome will be of country wide Interest and Importance. , ON THE STAIRS. He said "Good night," and he held her hand In a hesitating way. And be hoped that her eyes would un- ueratana What hia lips refused to say, ' He held her hand and he murmurod low: "I'm sorry to go like this. , U seems ao frigidly cold, you knew, This 'Mister' of ours, and 'Miss.' "I thought perhaps " and he paused to note If she seemed Inclined to frown: But the light In her eyes hla heart strings smote, As she blushlngly looked down; She said no word, but she picked a speck Of dust from his coat lapel, Such a small, such a wee little tiny fleck. 'Twas a wonder she saw so well. And It. brought her face. so very near, In that dim, uncertain light, That the thought, unspoken, was made quite clear, And 1 know 'twas a sweet "goed night." , Smart Set. HAYINGS AND DOINGS. In some oriental countries vaccina-' tlon has been practiced for over a thousand year's. Argentina's area under cultivation Is now ,1(t,e00,0dn acres, comparing with 12,)O0.OOO In 1906. The solar orb would sppear blue to anybody who should view It outside of this planet's atmosphere. ' The taxable valuation of Guthrie, the capital of Oklahoma, Is $5,500,000. as against $1,500,000 last year, it has been frequently noted by aero nauts that the barking of a dog Is always the last sound they hear from earth, and It has been discovered that this can be heard under favorable cir cumstances at an elevation of four miles. The natives of the Malay peninsula have In use the smallest current coin In the world. It Is a sort of wafer, made from the resinous Juice of a tree, and Is worth ahout l-2fl. 000th of a cent. The smallest metal coin In circulation at the present day Is the Portuguese three rels piece, worth 6-105 of a cent. Tho only book that Is with any cer-' "tnlnty known to have been handled by Shakespeare Is a copy of Florlo's trans latlon of Montaigne's essays, It eon tains the poet's autograph and was bought by the British museum for 120 guineas. A second copy of the' same translation In the museum has Ben Jonson s name on the fly-leaf. Professor Louis Agassis many years ago announced that the Ice sheet, or glacial flow, at the northwest of Malno could not have been ' lew than a mile deep: while later geologlsta hnve con firmed his statement, adding the mora recent conclusion that the lee was of that thickness at least over the larger part o: new anginnn. , Sir Gavan Duffy, formerly speaker of the legislative assembly of victoria. Australia, was once returned to his deal bv a single vote majority. On vis iting nis conHiiuirms in nsrqnenx ly, n was received with a special warmth hv an old fellow-countryman. "And so."' said Kir Gavan iDuffy to his friend, "you were one of my supporters?" "No, sir," was the reply, "I was two of them.' ' In some emintrlcs, notnbly In the Husslnp '.provinces north o( the Cau easus, the sunflotver serves ether pur poses besides, ornnnientlng gardens with Its hutre golden bosses, The seeiU are userl tn make oil, which Is employ ed In hotli the manufacture of soap imrl In nooklnj. The stems snd leaves are hurnert and the ashes used to make potash. Last year the sunflower fac tories of Die Caucasus produced 15,000 inns of potash, An electric truck, Its movements ab solutely controlled by wireless electric waves, has been Installed In the yards of tlie I'nlon Pacific railroad ftt Omaha, where Its operation startle the unin itiated. To seo a motor truck, attach ed to several other trunks, heavily loaded, start along the tracks or sud denly stop without any apparant cause, making Its way through the big yards unattended, Is sufficient to startle most people. American shooting men are much ex ercised over a story that a sporting farmer named Knlttel, who lives near Brounsburg, St. Louis, has succeeded In teaching a pig to point game, and shoots ever It.' Our American friends' have evidently forgotten me tamoua "pig pointer" which was trained to stand winged game and rabbit hy the brothers 'loonier, royal keepers In tln New forest, Tills "pig pointer" was a black sow whose Intelligence and nos,i responded to a fortnight's training. The number of boxes of matches pro. duced In the federal district of Rio da Janeiro, Bnull, in 1907 was 2A2.04i.4itn, t of which ll),f5n,n0 were wood and 12. 4S2.0MI wax matches. The stamp rev. enue was ll.2ln.3S4. or about six-tenths of a cent a box. The output la used In the district Itself. The match tax alone amounts to a little over $1,110 for each man. woman and child. The explana tion for thla exceedingly large con sumption of matches Is In. the fact that almost every male Inhabitant of thu district Is a smoker, and most of thern smoke cigarettes. . A FEW SMILES. "Rummy weather we're having sir; the class keeps going up and down all day, The Tutler. He Has your for(une ever been told She No; tut I daresay papa will tell you If you really have serious Inten tions. Boston Transcript, Mother My child, you shouldn't be lieve more than half you hear. Daughter 1 know that, mamma: but how can I tell which half? Boston Transcript. , Polly How do you like my bathing suit? Dolly It must have been perfectly sweet before you outgrew It. Cleve land Leader. When tbe clerli Informed the custom er that the handkerchiefs were $7.50 each, the latter remarked: "No, alree! That's too much money to blow In!" Exchange. Hicks What is the difference be tween a poet and a versifier? Wicks Well, the poet frequently frets his poems printed, while the vers ller generally gets his verse atire. Boston Transcript. "You say this man stole your coat?" said the magistrate; "do I understand that you prefer chargea against him?" "Wel, no, your honor," replied the plaintiff, "1 prefer the coat, If It's all the same to you, sir." Philadelphia Press. Mrs. 6. Smlthwold looks pretty good, now It's finished, hey?" Mr. S. Can't we 'build on another wing or somethln'7 Mrs. 8 What for? Don't you like It now? Mr.. 8. Yes, but It's so lonesome with tbe workmen gone! Life. "We have no fauns or naiads nawa days." . i "No." "We have no nymphs or goddesses." Not any." "But the dry-ada are still with us," said the man as he gated from the car at the liquor posters. Boston Tran script. The following definitions were culled from the examination papers of pu pils in London ' schools: "An unclean spirit Is a dirty devil." ' Poetry is when every line begins with a capital letter." "The principal part of the eyo Is the pupil, the moat and the beam." "Bacteria Is a kind of chair for Inval ids." "Lava Is stuff they put on your face at the barber's." John Bull's Mag azine. CARVING KNIVES GARVIXG knives wouldn't be called "seasonable" any more than Toast beef or broiled chicken. They are sold and used throughout the year. And yet we will sell more carving knives between now and Christmas than we have sold the last nine, months. On this account we buy a ery large stock early in the Fall large enough to last us through the holidays. , This stock of carving knives has just been received and is ready for inspection. The patterns are many of them new, the assortment is un matched and the quality well, there isn't anything better any where. Prlen ? The prices depend sa the ptttern as iht moat lai set en the quality lad rinse frem $3.00 to $25 a iet, JcJiHssettf.: 7H6NVE-Sv 320 Staje T.! CHANCE FOR PIANO BARGAIN. WK HAVE three pianos brought to ua (rem Pale university to be sold (or less than they are worth. Were new last fall. Also, we have Chlekerlng, Stelnway and Weber uprights brought In with our renting stock. A rare chance If you want a piano. CIIARLK8 H. LOOM1S, 837 Chapel Street S VdDOlHGSlLVB GEORGIAN EMP1 Rt,PAQLRIVEBK tRlYAHtslCANf C01ON1ALDESICMS. THE PRDCFMPAltf W The Yale National Bank. Corner Chapel and State Streets. THERE IS NO CHANCE For dispute over a settlement if you pay your obli gations by checks. . Security to Depositors, $1,200,000.00. Safe Deposit Boxes, $5.00 Per Annum Upwards. Capital umenls "Young men", from ftlxtecu to four wore wear the Cliaso Hat In ln creasing numbers tho country over. It Is Hie coming (hecauso becoming) American Hat. 1 BUT Integ If jou would rather wear tho English product, wo shull be pleased to i plain on your head such a world siamlard ns the Henry Henth or Lincoln-Dennett . Hat. All the shapes a to very Interesting thU ycur, ' .,. ,i CHASE & CO. 1018 and 1020 tliapel Street. Opposite Vnnderbllt Unit A TESTIMONIAL Fon THE i ' . ' Harvey & Lewis Guard NEW 10HK SAKICTV STEAM I'owrsn to. i i New Vork. Auicuat 2, 1008. Meaara. Harvey, A; l.ewla, Chapel St. . i New Haven, Ct. , . j I'or Htirntloni Mr. Moule. Geatlemeni , I thought It might Interest you tm know of the teat to nlilch a putr ol your gluaaea lit ted with the Har vey it Lewis Guard wan aubjectetl llie other day. While canoeing oa the Pasaalo river, the writer was upset, and compelled to dive to keep I'rom De lia rnuuht In the cunoe when It went otrr. I linil my eye glassca on al the i time, and after divinit anil anliniiilnic down (he river (or n rnnnldernlile distance found - them . atlll on my noae though nothing huil happened, . . This rrrUlnly apeak well for tha Ilnrvey & l.ewla (iunrd. With personal rrsnrda, 1 am, Very trnly yours, E. M'KI.WISY HUNTi EVERYTHING OPTICAL &Harvey&lewis$ Onticians , 86t Chapel, St. Afeut ffpvefa Stores at Hartford & Springfitt&i Visitors Always Welcome, PICTURE FRAMING ' BARGAINS (Continued.) Ol'R 'reduction of prlcea 1 ' far' picture framing- of 30 ' ' -. per cent, was an nananal event, and was taken ad. vantage of to an extent that aurprlaed u. .Many' of our ,'patroaa' -' , who are Just' retnratajr ' " to the city have had ao . 1 . opportunity of availing- ( themaelres of oar offer) ' ' j that all mar have the same . cham-, wa , have decided ' 1 ' to contiane the framing-of -picture at 20 per cent he. Y low onr regular price for a . . ahort time longer. FaWaTicrnaniStCo 62r Chapel Street The New Model Todd Corset Solves the question of the . long, slender, graceful lines demand ed by the present (nab IOII6. ,! .. - : . ' ,,; Elastic stockings, etov Henry H. Todd 282-21' YORK IT. Eminsitly Satisfaoior, Depositors and sllentt will . find that dealing with the Merchanta National Bank Is eminently satisfactory, be-,! cause the long experience of, Its officers in the competent ' management of banking at falis enables them to render that prompt and efficient ser vice, which Is so desirable. . Tour account and banking' business very cordially Invlt- . ' , The. Merchants National Bank 270 STATE STREET. 4 State and City Depositary. ESTABLISHED 1861. ! y&u.