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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1908.
JOURNAL-COURIER ' NEW flaVRX. COKW. Founded lTBfl. tkr rnniGTO. rum.isiiiNG co. fjellvereil by Cnrrlera fa the CHy. 13 nrta a week, nn cents a month, (A lor rl months, ttl m year, The same terms by malt, gliiute ctilrs, 3 cents. Telenhoneti EDITORIAL HOOM, M4. DIMNESS OFFICE. 8B8t. THK WF.BKLT JOITHXAI.. leaned Thursday. One Dollar a Tear. ,, XI. Carrlngtnn rublluhef H. A. afreet Duslneaa Manager T. R. K. Xormun Advertising Manager J. O. Osbom Bdlor-ln-Chlf A- J, Slanne Mnnnglnsr Rdltor faul Bnrnctt...... City Editor Subscribers who ran tu receive their Jmircal-Onrler regularly and on time mil confer a Invar on the management or Immediately reporting to the Clr t'Olntloa Manager, Telepnoaa 8081. i . . I,, i , I, The Journal-Courier Is for ante dally In New York City ut' Hotnllng'a fcewe Mends, Corner 88th Street and tlrnad K7f at 20th atreet and Broadway, at t link Place, aad Grand Central Station. Wednesday, September 33, lOOfl, A Hl'MA.V DOCt'MEVr. A clearly Interesting feature of the Foraker tragedy is the Impressive light In which It seta Mr. Taft forth as a man of principle. So Impressive )s the letter which President Hoose velt gives out for publication without Taft'a knowledge that one almost re ' greta the president felt called upon to add characteristic comments of hla own. They are plainly not needed In any understanding of the man Taft which the letter presents, all the more ao because, too, the letter waa written over ft year ago. It requires no elabo ration in other words. ilr. Taft let it be known in July a year ago to a friend who was urging him (to negotiate a 'compromise wifh Senator Foraker that the adverse con clusion he had reached was not hast ened by a personal dislike of the sen ator but waa based upon nrinclDle alorio. "He has opposed the vital pol icies and principles of the ad mints tra . tlon and In his opposition has seised . upon and magnified an Important but ' Incidental matter to embarrass the ad ministration, using In this, without acruple, a blind race prejudice to ac complish his main purpose. .If I was confronted with a mere factional dif ference within the party, not Involv ing a subject 'which must come up for consideration and action by the next republican national convention, I should not be ao emphatic in my con cluolon, It la really a question of pol itical principle." Earlier he had eald: "I don't care for the presidency If It , has to come by compromlae with Sen ator Foraker or any one else In a mat ter of principle." Whatever one may think of Mr. Taft'a political views no one can deny the really fine instinct which dictated thla Judgment. The letter was writ ten and probably forgotten long ago by Mr. Taft, but the Judgment which prompted It Is exactly the same. But what Is more to the point, It presents to the country at large an unexpected explanation, of why Mr. Taft has held himself aloof from the Ohio senator In spite of the zealous efforts of mutual friends to bring them together. It also shows, as nothing else could have - done, the seriousness with which he has approved the RooseveU policies In principle. It further completely Il luminates his refusal to follow the ad vice of enthusiastic friends and turn i hla back on President Roosevelt. AH these things illuminate a man's char acter, and show above all things that consistency and steadfastness and principle count more with him than any office which the electorate can be ' stow. In its way his willingness to re tire frorn the race for the nomination rather than welsh, finds its counter part In G rover Cleveland's answer to his enemies: "Tell the truth." WAXTED A SNVFFER. Is there no one to take upon his ahoulders the responsibility of snuffing out the Inconsequential flame of this man, Lieutenant Hobson, with his In , ceasant talk of war between this conn-, try and Japan? This much-kissed hero of an undeniably brave but quite as undeniably Ineffectual act of the Spanish war Is at It again with his same time-honored line of talk in Bos ton,; After the repeated evidences of late of. friendliness and good-feeling on the part of the Japs toward us and on our own part toward the Japs, such talk as Lieutenant Hobson has been ! indulging In as a steady diet for some time past seems more than needless. His argument Is not like that of Mr. Roosevelt and others, that we should have a larger navy for the sake of the greater protection It would bring us against all-comers, Lieutenant Hobson argues for a larger navy solely to enable, the United States to withstand the attacks of the little men of the Flowery Kingdom, attacks which are sure to come. Of all places to preach flippant doc trines he has now selected oneiof the most Inappropriate, Faneull Hall, Bos ton, That the lieutenant has more oratorical powers than thinking or dijjiamatlc ability is evident from the feet that he went to Boston to help Joseph H. Conry, of that city, In his light against John A. Kellher for a ceat In congress, and that, at the con clusion of what he had to say, ho was briisned off the platform by the big crowd that hastened forward to grasp j his hand, It could be hoped that such evident oratorical ability should I be directed otherwise and to better advantage, Lieutenant Hobson la no half-way Jingolst, and ho need not be treated as such. Hla argument is not only that a war with Japan la certain, but th,at even now the Japs aro preparing for that conflict. The war, he argues, will come before the completion of the Panama canal, since they under stand how great an aid the canal would bo to ua In case of war. They will enter this country through Can ada, coming. In British transports, made available by the Anglo-Japanese treaty, The Insolent Japs are Iven now, he believes, having shlpa mads for them at the Fore River yards, at Qulncy, and three new battleships now building In England, ostensibly for Brazil, are Teally for Japan and will be used against us. And so he ram bles on through a whole evening of such talk. What Lieutenant Hobson has to say is really so Inconsequential that It does not warrant the effort to expose It. The Idea of the Japanese coming to the American continent, landing on Bngllsh soil, and crossing over our borderline, breathes of the realm of fairyland. The lieutenant surely ha an Imagination and he should put all his energies toward writing books for children. There would be money In It for him. In the meantime what muxt the Japanese diplomats In our midst, at Washington find elsewhere, think of us for allowing such a nonsense talker to remain at large? One might well suspect that he has been offered a substantial commission from all the shipyards that build battleships. THK FORAKER EMMIXATIOX. The relentlessness of public opinion was never more emphatically demon strated than It has been within the past forty-eight hours, which have seen the Instantaneous elimination of Sen ator Foraker of Ohio from public life. He has himself seen the logical course fotced upon lilm and has cancelled all of his engagements to speak. He says that he will later conduct his campaign for re-election to the senate in his own way, but he must realize that he will never return to the senate of the Unit- ed States. Public opinion will for- bid It. While 'the Incident In the political life of the country Is a tragic one, It tesches a lesson which is likely to be remembered and recalled for a, long time. It Is part and parcel of the pro cess of liquidation through which the country has been pasnlng since the dis closures In the Insurance business. Si lently but aurely the movement has been progressing towards higher and sounder ethical Ideals. Now it has j struck the practice of legislators add ing to their sworn duties the work re quired of them by clients having an ln trest In legislation. It should be un derstood at' once that corporations, in eluding the Standard Oil company, have a right to' be heard In contem plated legislation, which Is apt to affect their business conduct and welfare. The time will never be reached In this ccuntry, and never should be, when business Interests dependent upon the attitude of the government cannot be heard In their own behalf. The gov ernment exists for the welfare, of all and the welfare of all comprehends the protection of the corporation as well as of the Individual'. The Journal-Courier has said many times that the sins of which the Insur ance companies were guilty were more sins of slow and unconscious growth than sins of premeditation. They were none the less sins and had to be cor reeled. The sin of which Senator For aker Is guilty is In a sense the sin , of which Senator "Daniel Webster was ! guilty, who 'continued his practice of law after he had been elevated to that high office. Not only has It been the theory for generations that entrance Into public life was a sure guarantee of professional, success, but It has been the practice of professional men to work along that line of reasoning. It has been a wrong theory and a vicious practice, but even here in Connecticut attempts to make them unlawful have been hissed at as the work of re formers. Bills have been Introduced Into the Connecticut legislature limit ing the right of members to serve out side Interests, and requiring all attor neys to register and give the names of their clients but they have been in variably defeated. The fact is that puhllc opinion has been sluggish with regard to these practices. If It has known of them It has been too busy or too indifferent to pay attention and give heed. Now pub lic opinion, which has been appealed to in many waya, appears to be aroused and what was regrettable five or ten yqnrs ago has become reprehensible. Sot ator Foraker ought to have known better than most men, because he is abler than most men, that so long as he was a senator of the United States he ought not to have had any other client than the United States. This attitude does not deny the right of an interested client to be heard In its own behalf or to seek the, protec tion to which It Is entitled. In short It seta forth the now principle which Is new only in Its popular acceptance, that those having business before halls ; of legislation shall not have their rep- .u- l !..... I " . o uii iou nuur ob iiioiiii" Englnnd threshed this matter out years . ago. There It is unlawful for a mem-j ber of the, government to possess ft . share, of stork In a company having an j It lerest In legislation and unlawful for , a public ofnier to act as counsel for j any Interest. As for the Foraker Incident Impair-1 ng the eligibility of either Judge Taft or Mr. Bryan It Is absurd. Nolther of , those candldntes are in any way con cerned with the transaction nor have they ever been Involved in Incidents of a like character. The damage Is lim it d to Senator Foraker and to such others as have acted In a like capac ity. The gain made consists In the ns tabllhinent of a new and loftier stand ard of public service. OUIl GE.MAL KEM.OW TOWNSMAN, New ideas, new thoughts, new con- Jectures and new theories are 'con stantly springing from the printing press of the esteemed Waterbury Re publican. This Is the, latest and, ripest and juiciest and It refers to our gonial fellow townsman, Colonel and Judge and soon to be Governor A. Ileaton Robertson: "Judge Robertson's meisure has already been taken. He is an able, amiable man, but not one to Inspire hope In his own party or fear In the other. He Is neither a good speaker noi a good 'mixer.' " We won't quarrel with our perturbed neighbor over the ability of our friend as a campaigner. That will answer It self In the tifnr future. As to his abili ty and amiability, thofe lire qualities of head and heart which have led his fel lows in this city and state to drsft him as a director In Important Institutions and to Invite him to the rarlor when they want to enjoy therrtselxes. He has already Inspired hope In the breasts of Connecticut democrats and consider ably animated the fear of the republi can organization, whose gasolene bills are mounting up at a terrific rate In i Its attempts to keep the rcpubllcin voters In line. But the charge which more Insln uatlngV catches our eagle eye Is that which declares that he Is not a good "mixer." A mixer? If there Is a place on the footstool where the Judge Is not at home we shall be glad to print a chart of it. If there Is a gathering to which he falls to ndd the sunlight of bright and crisp conversation. Inter larded with grave comment and fleet ing wit, we should like to know mor? about Its personnel a,nd where It gath ers. Nor is there a place In the a:ate where hi Is welcomed more ' enthusi astically than the village huckster shnp or pontofflce, the most difficult place on earth to mix. Seated on a cracker box. he Is as much' at home and in tiuch with his companions as In the cabin of a yacht. Likely enough the wings have not yet begun to sprout from the shoulder blades of the democratic can didate for governor, but among his hu man weaknesses will not be found an Inabllfty to mix. A NEW HIMMS MEVACE. In no way has czar-rldden Russia offered better evidence of Its Inef. fectual government than to-day in connection with the cholera plague. Having shown Itself regardless of the rights of Its people on every possible occasion In the past, the Russian gov ernment Is to-day displaying a woeful Inadequacy to protect Its people's health and lives. It Is, Indeed, irony of a pathetic kind when the populace of St. Petersburg are told, as now, that the visitation of the dread plague has come as a punishment upon them he cnure of their lawlessness. The, crar would, make his poor, unfortunate subjects believe that he and Heaven are very close to each other and that It only requires a suggestion from him, when his people rebel against him, for the Almighty to bring visitations of more dire plague upon them than the present one, Truly we are not with out examples of government by sup perstitlon )n those latter days, right In the heart of Europe, such as we read about In our anthropologies. No better comparison to show the Utter Inadequacy of the Russian gov ernment, could be made than In the present connection. Not only did the authorities at. St. Petersburg take no apparent precautions to prevent a plague of cholera, In spite of the many and urgent warnings since early sum mer, but now that the plague has come, It has found them unprepared, and, what Is far worse, almost Indif ferent. The governments of Germany, Austria, Sweden) France, England, and the United States have shown quite as much Interest In the situation as the c.nr's government, not only taking steps to protect their peoples, but sending representatives to make a careful study of the plague In actual operation and thus add to their knowl edge of how best to combat It. Rus sian Immigrants to this country are now being detained on the other side. The cholera could find few places more favorable, for Its dire harvest, of death than St, Petersburg, a city famed for Its lack of sanitation. The system of sewers Is awful. The market places are reeking with filth and vile odors Just the place for the food to be In fected. Furthermore from those mar ket places to-day food and fruits are being sent all over Russian to spread the disease. The authorities seem to be without any sense In the matter, It Is reported that many victims are eon- , veyed to the over-crowded hospitals in l. U...1 Ul.U ... I. I i r-fiuiai juimiu iivi hi, w nun me 111- fected as a result. As they are not fumigated, they aid the work of death, it might he thought that when 1,200 casps 0f cholera, resulting" In half that number of deaths, were reported In Rimian thl summer up to the end of August, the government authorities would have prepared for an emer- gpnpy, R( ,nry navo nnt, That there should have been 280 new cases and 155 deaths reported In St. Peters burg during the twenty-four hours ending last Sunday noon Is, therefore, not so much to he wondered at, Russia has long been a menace to governmental peaee-of-mlnd of Eu rope. Russia Is to-day as great a menace from1 the point of view of health and 'is worthy of most careful attention, Not the least Interesting feature of the' present plague of cholera In St. Petersburg Is the psychological and pathological effect the fright of the sit uation has had upon many. Not a few have been taken to the hospitals apparently suffering from every symp tom of the plague. Upon investigation they have been found to be suffering from nothing more serious than from a severe fright. In a manner quite sim ilar In New York last summer, when there was a rabies scare there, several were found to be suffering from what was diagnosed as synthetic rabies, de veloplng out of A fear of the real con tagion. Vale athletes and especially Yale Medical school athletes, sVem .to have ben suddenly attacked by the sharp shafts of Dan Cupid. Brides, the foot balllstJust made the announcement of his marriage a few days ago and Gil bert, the world's champion1 pole vault er, now comes 'forward to do likewise. One good thing about it Is that they are not In the academic department. If they were, they would be bsrred from Yale and consequently from Yale ath- letics. Said Mr. Foraker of Mr. Roosevelt the other night:" "I am not sit fond of him as to wish to appear In his com pany in the same editions of the pa per." Soon Mr. Foraker may And he is not desired on the same speaking platform or in the same congress with his former afsoclates. Candidate William H Taft Is to run the gauntlet of talking to an audience composed wholly of women at Pes Molnea on Friday of this week on his western tour. A man that can do that U worthy of the highest position In the land to say the least. We may remark In passing that the political situation Is 'more "het up" than it was a week ago. , President Roosevelt has entered upon his last winter In the White House. After that Africa. OVR CONTEMPORARIES. ' To be rinehed. I Johnstown, pa.. Uenwrat.) the republlrans of Connecticut have planted a Lllley. The democrats will pluck it November 3. Invites Driest. (Wsltham Tribune.) The nomination of Congressman Lll ley for governor In Connecticut is one that Is discredit to the republicans of that state, end tnvltes defeat for thul part of the ticket. ( And This Krem n Brjaa Paper. (New York World.) Yet outside of Mr. Bryan's speeches the democrats hnv done little In the way ol milking a campaign, and even in Mr. Bryan's esse the morsl effect of his argumtnts has often been weakened by his tender solicitude for President Kooscvelt. , Mee Sentiments. '(Springfield Republican.) A recent Cincinnati dWpaieh quoted Judge Taft as saying, in response to a question why he did not speall out. In denunciation of Senator Forsker, that he disliked to hit a man when he was down. President Roosevelt evidently Is not Afflicted with any such nice senti ments respecting his enemies. ' ' Miter, Unlit A I'o. (Bridgeport Farmer.) Republican papers are engaged In an endenvor to prove Mr. Lllley "not a cor poration man." They have apparently forgotten, or purposely fnll to remem ber, thai he Is. or wns, n number .if the film of Lllley. Hwlft A (.'o., and as such, in. close connection with the beef trust which hns. within the last year, Increased the cost of meats. ( liiirncterlstlc. , (.Hartford Cottrant.) The attitude of Taft toward the pros trate Fornker Is characteristic. He's quoted as saying all the votes in tho countiy wouldn't timpt him to hit a mnn who is down. It sounds Just Ilk him he's that sort and ltd not go ing to hurt him a bit In the west, or In any other reeion Inhabited by manly and magnanimous Americans. Back I pl (Atlanta Georgian.) Connecticut will send Lllley back to congress, but we fear the freezing faces of his colleagues may wither him before be has been there long. Hous ton pest. Back up! Connecticut has Just nom inated Lllley as the. republican candi date, lor governor, and llt. light little state has about the niftiest, rumpus on an a consequence thul you've heard about in & long lime. , Miimtnril Oil (nllrurs. ( SpiingHf Id Republican.) Colleges with Standard Oil endow ments must especially enjoy the Fora ker disclosures. Instruction to the classes In chics and ethics should be come particularly valuable from this clearer knowledge afforded that the costs of the same come from a fund based upon the systematic pollution of Amerlofln public life. The Trouble. (Dutte, Mont., Miner.) 1 If Mr. Liller Is not elected governor of Connecticut he will be In a rather bad way, for If he ever goes back the house it Is prt-tty certain that body will po after him. The trouble with Mr. Lllley as a congressman appears that lie Is a gentleman possessed of a lliat no II K MPiiiifiniwii 1'"" very sunnlctoiis nature, and nlctoiis nature, ann n was Will I II c to be eve rumors affecting ma Integrity or his fellow ntemhers, in stead of demanding straight (seta be fore making his cli irges. Jt Is not b- lieveu mill sir, i.inry win rernvs much support from his colleagues In the imiiNe of representatives In tlio coming fray. An EveliiMht rrrterenre. tNitshua, N. II., Telegraph.) We fill to recall an Instance before when a representativt who had been distinguished by the practically unan imous censure of the house and es caped expulsion by the skin of lils teeth, wss selected to ' run for the highest state office vHthln the sum1) year. To the ordinary eve oulslde of the privileged state, the preference marks hii estimate of Mr. Lllley whlcn Is exclusively confined to Connecticut, union It whs a bald and stubborn re demption of nn old machine pledge, ' can scarcely suppose that it whs designated as n declaration of con tempt for congress and common de cency, but It seems to stagger under this imputation. Mr, Tail's Manliness, U'rovldenee Journal.) ' With equally characteristic generosi ty and manliness, Mr. Taft refuses to cast (he first stone. "If It .would win me every vote In the United States," he Is quoted as saying, I cannot hit a man when he Is down," The American peoplr admire such an attitude as that, Mr, Tnrt nnd Mr. Foraker have not been friends. The senator has been a hitler nnlAKonlst of the policies fop which Mr. Tnft slunds. and he has not been overscrupulous in Ills choice of weapons. He did hot content hlmsulf wltli un opposition to reform legislation which might conceivably have been sin cere which most persons were willing to admit was Inrtie, until this revela tion of bis seal for Standard Uii opened their eyes. He took up the Brownsville Issue In a malignant spirit nnd endeav ored to prevent Mr. Tuft's nomination by npprsls to race feeling. He wss the head stiil front of (lie cnn.ide iignlnst Hie seeretnry of war; he misrepresented his sets a ml Impugned his motives. It Is idle to s.i' t lint Mr. Tnft's magnan imous willingness to forgive the per-, sonal wrong for the sake of party har mony will now react upon lilm that his rehnelllntlon with Mr. Foreker on the ver;- eve of this exposure will serve to tar n I hi with the same brush. AntMnir Definite. iBrookljii ltagle.) Mr. Bryan snld that no great question could be settled before silver was rais ed to the rank of gold. This he has not recanted. He said that possession of the Philip pines would destroy the republic. This he has not recanted. He said tint government ownership furnished the only satisfactory remedy for railroad Iniquities. This he lias not recsnted. He said that the only way to cure the Infirmities of the Isrge eorporstlons was to exterminate the corporations. This be has not recanted.' What he might do wlth'reference to any one or a:i of these subjects were be elected president is not known. Should hnrd times furnish provocation, renl or nppnrent, he might renew his ivtleglnnce to bimetallism. He Is undir k seir-lmp'ised obligation to ii Im ml on the Filipinos to their fate. He has only banknt. ratner man tlngulshed, the two other fires govern ment ownership and extermlnailon. Questions will nnt smoke him oist. His refuge is either sllnee or evasion. He will not even tell the south whether he would make or refrain from making noy rnori 10 mouny me status 01 me nearo. i tie country lias had more than enough of the rubbish about the Roose velt mantle. It will choose the heir. He will be heir no longer when he takes possession he will have come Into his own. What will be don with It. should he happen to be Mr. Bryan, it is doubtful whether evtn Mr. Brvan himself could tell. The World inigltt ask him. AS Al'TlMK FARRWEIIii Dear old crash suit, goodby, goodby! There blows a liosttle br.eie. I sny It with a welling eve And with an ailing sneese. Tho' close ss you have clung to me So close I'd cling to you. A coid. cold world demands that we I'o bid a quick adieu. 'TIs true you've chosen times to shrink Yonr duty, and expose , Some inside fetj the lesst. t think, My wristbands and my hose; But then you rnlaht. I'm free to say, Have had n meaner fit, And In t. most Ill-natured way, More seriously have spilt. We've moved together 'mid the throng; We've shared In love and sport; Old suit, slihouih I've known you lona, Now ,iU too snort, too short! But when the frost its course has run, And warmth returns, we'll see If yon won't suit my little son As ence you suited me. Judge. FATHER'S RECIPE. We hear a lot of mother's cskis And sister s lemur, pie; Of gingerbread thit grsn'rtia makes, And auntie's doughnuts my! But father's got a recipe He sn;-s bests all the rest; And when It's mixed O. K., says he. It suits his palate best. Some lle-sbed-tlll-nlne-o'clnek. Home breakfast-up-to-ten; A shlrt-sleeve-stroll-aroumi-the-bloclt, A shave, a pine, and then A pile of Colored Supplements, With frequent dnzingg off gTltoKe SrS the chief ingredients! Of father s Sunday loaf. Llpplncott'S. SAVING AMD DOINGS. The diseases to which the silkworm Is liable number 100. , Living in London Is 40 per cent, cheaper thsn In the large cities of the I'nltctd States. Out of every million letters that pass through the postortlcs It Is calculated that only one goes astray. , The cow tree of Veneiuela Is a natur al dairy, Its sap Is very similar to milk and is used as such by the natives. The transient hotel population of New 1'ork is figured at 260,000 people a day," The hotel properties are valued at over $SO,)00,000, There Is a great demand In China for lead. It-Is used In several Chinese manufactures, but chiefly for lining tea chests fonexport. - Cslcb Watts, of Lily Pad, Pa., who raises frogs for the market, gets thu best results by feeding them on liver, corn meal and flies. Orest Britain Imports over $35,000,000 worlh ofeggs a year from rtnssia, Den mark. Germany, Belgium, Canada and the I nited States. r ' Professor Jewett's comment), on the young men of Ba'llel, Oxford, often took the form of crushing sarcasms. "The college. 'Mr. X, thinks highly of you." he once said; "perhaps too high ly; but not half so highly, I am sure, as you think or yourself.'' Mrs. A. B. Enright, of Wast Concord, Vt., Is county supervisor of schools and said to be one of the busiest women in the state. Besides her school work she performs all tho dtitlis that fall to the lot of the -wlf? of a Msthodist pas tor of two large rarlshei. to' Frof, (riiglletmo Ferrero, a noted Itat- lan student of Roman history, will com to America In the fall and will deliver x series of lectures e-n Roman history before the Lowell Institute of Boston, Harvard unlvemlty, Columbia univers ity and the University of Chicago. China is buying lumber from British Columbia, It Is largely needed for rallwny construction. American lum ber Is shipped to Shanchsl. On on iiy of his recent visit four full cargoes of Oregon plus arrived there, sy thn Canadian tnde eummls-iloiiiir at Yoko hama. 1 i, Miss Stlma Lngerlof, hesldfli being the most popular writer In Sweden, has Just received an honornry dert from the 1'nlversltv of I'psalu, Sh-' U tit (Irs! woman In JSweden to icclve this distinction, snl it Is said to be onlv a matter of iixe when she will got the Nobel prise, , Mrs. Kmmt Marry, of San I'runlKO, has Just reuininj from u trio to the Arctic Clrel.v lur'ng which, it Is nse(t ed, ah? went r:mli.? north 'inn any oilier white .voiiui, She acco-ni'iinied her husband i r,!: ''V.iiiy for gold, and after sh !o,v in t'trt. n cuppllos he will rejoin him In Alaska. Mrs. Alice B. Clarke, of Q.irfleld county, California, has Just received the Indorsement of the Normal Institute for the office of state superintendent of public Instruction. She Is now serving her second term superintendent of schools for Garfield county. Her In dorsement b;' the Normal Institute was non-partienu. Mil' FOH M BEAK FAST, "What doctor would you advise, me to call In (or mv husband?" "Is ."(hi r husband's life Insured or do you wish to keep him?" Houston Pout. "Count Zeppelin Is going to start a (lying machine school. "Well, these flying machines certainly seem to, need teaching." Houston Post. i "He says that In disputes with his wire he aitvsys ntis the last word. 'Yes, he gets tt from her." Houston Post. , "I expsct yonr wife will be home soon, will sh not?" ' ! wouldn't wonder, some fool neigh bor Is bound to write snd tell her how 1 am enjoying myself." Houston Boat. "A Chicago Judge has advised a wom an to itavc the cltv or commit sui cide." , "That's good advlcs." "Ocod advice:" "To anyone living In Chicago, yes." Houston I'out. "I found when I called upon her last nignt Ttiftt sns na'i taaen up a literary career." "That Ignoramus:" "Yes. she wns rending Mark Twain's autobiography." Houston Post. Tho following extract from a letter of (hank ! cherished by Its recipient: "The beautiful clock you sent u' came In perfect condition, snd is now In the parlor en top of the book shelves, where we hone to see vou soon, snd your hushnnd. nlso If he can. make It convenient.' Youth's Companion, s w ."There goes a man that saw a sen Serpent." "W liere'd he see It?" ' "In the ocean, of course; there's no other pince to see a sei serpent." "Oh. I don't kn iwj I saw one out In the Arizona desert one dav before our supplies gave out." Housion Post. rVrryrVrrrVVyv Spark Guards :and Fenders, A wood fire In an opn fire place Is mlRhtv comfortable and fairly safe-when it's Watched. But If left alone It possesses the possibilities of disaster. Of course an accident may never occur and then again your house mavrurn down tomorrow. "Why tae the'rlsk? Sp r Guards and Fendere don't eost much compared with the feeling of security that goes with them. We have them in stock In all the common sizes and can lurnlsh them M order to fit any kind of fire place. We also have the folding fenders which are adjustable to hearths of differtnf widths. Prlcea from 11.89 Fire Place Furniture, Bellows and brushes rVWVWrWlyAleVrVrr:eVeVfVN CHANCE FOR PIAfTO BARGAIN. Wtt HAVE three pianos brought to us from Vale university to be sold for less than they are worth, Were neir last fall. Also, we have Chlcksrlng, Stelnway and Weber uprights brought In with our renting stock. A rare ehanc If you want a piano. CHARLES K. LOO MIS, ' 137 Chapel Street 4 FINE CHINA CUPS,SAUCERS AN 0 PLA1ES,RICH DECO RATION SUITABLE F ORWEDDINCiGIFIS THE PRDCPMPAKT 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. Capita! Integumenis "Young men" from alxtcpn to four scorn wear mo i.imse nai in un tTPaslnjf number (he country utvr. It Is the ronilntr (because becoming) American Hat. BUT If you would rntlicr wear the English prociurt, we shnll be pleased la place on your head such a world stnmlurd its the Henry Heath o Lincoln. Bennett Hat. All the: shapes arc my interesting, thM year. CHASE & GO. 1(118 and 1020 Chapel Street. Opposite Vumlprbllt Hall. A TESTIMONIAL FOH THIS Harvey & Lewis Gua d KUtV iOltlv SUKI'V STliA.U POWKII CO. Ketv Vurlt, Aiiaust 2, 1008. Messrs. Jlnrvcy & Lrnla, Cbopel sit New Ituvin, ( t. Fur attrnllonj Mr, Moule, Grnllciucui 1 thouitltl It MileM Interval you to knoir of the tent tu which a pulr vl your clauses Idled nltli the Hnr vtj .V LenlN Guc.rd ua subjected . the nlher dnj-. Vt hlle canoeing; on the Pssanlo river, the Hrllrr wn linnet, anil compelled tu tlltr to keep from br. Ing rntioJit In the rnnoe nhtg It went ut. I had my r)r alrs on at the lime, nnd after lilting anil nimniinx nunn ma rnrr for a ronslricrnlile instance i found Ihein atlll cn my nose as though nothing had hnpprnnl, I This terlnlnly apeak ttcll for th Hurey I.civIm Uunrd. With pcr'innl r'uiiril". I am, Vrry truly jonrn, K. M'KI.VVUY llVXTi EVERYTHING OPTICAL vHarvev&Lewis Opticiaris S6I C?apcl St. New ffavefy ftorts at Hartford tt Springfittd, Visitors Always "Welcome, j' PICTURE FRAMING , BARGAINS (Continued.) it'll rcdncflcn ' el prices 'lor aleiurs Irani rag? of 99 per cent, waa an nnusnnt event, and was taken ad vantage cf to an extent that surprised us. 1 Many of our patrons who are : Jut ' retoratast la the city , bar bad ao opportunity , of availing themaelvas ol our orer that all mar have tbe same chance, wa havo decided to continue the framing- of pictures at 30 per cent, be low our regular price for m short lime longer. F.W.Tiernan&Co , 827 Chapel Street :;" The New.'', Model Todd Corset Solves 11 to question. ol the , long. T slender, graceful lines demntitl ed by the present faitH Ions. ; '."''. '''.-.":' 1 Elastic stockings,, stiv Henry H. Todd 382-264 YORK ST. Eminently Satisfactory. Depositors and clients will find that dealing with the Merchants National Bank la eminently satisfactory, be cause the long experience of Its officers In the competent management of banking af fairs enables them to render that prompt and efficient ser vice, which Is so desirable. four account and banking business very cordially Invlc- . td. ; . The Merchants National Bank 278 STATE STREET. State and City Depositary. '?".'; ESTABLISHED 18Q1. "