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THE MORNING JOURNAL -COURIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1908.
Tos.m.o.Hna Furs the Always We Offer Values in th3 Kind That can Be Relied Upon. mm. Mink the Always Popular Fur. Muffs, $25, $30, $35, $40, $50 and $75. Scarfs, $15, $20, $25, $?5, $45 and $77.50. BRYAN IN POLITICS FOR 20 YEARS MORE Says About 1912, "I Hope It Will Never Be Necessary for Me to Run for Office Again." SAYS HE HAS NO REGRETS Hilt Sonic Thins TiOok nifYoronlly After the Storm AYI1I Always Fifilit Hepiillleiinl.nlloii of Democracy. v Philadelphia, Pec. 23. --William .T. Bryan arrived liero today to Ucp an engagement to lecture toiflwlit at the commencement excretes of a local business college. When asked concern ing his attitude toward another demo cratic nomination for the Presidency. Mr. Bryan wild: "All I can say about 18)2 Is that I hope It will never tie ne- snuufir irti mn in run i nr ni ncn mit'in ,1 prefer to do my work in a private citizen. When asked whether T would refuse In advance ever being a candi date again, f have said that I would not promise anyhoily not lo he n can didate for any (illlce. "1 will add one other thing, and that Is that I am still In politic and expect to he for about twenty years, and T shall make, It convenient to he present whenever and wherever a man or group of men attempt to repub- in' i trfrfM- '.V'tfl "Craftsman" Morris Chairs. Tables, etc. Fine wova reed and willow airs and Rocket., make ac- . ceptabie gifts. W8S9 fits Open Every Evening i till Xmas. cmrrx sr. Acceptable Gift Our stock is replete with furs excelling in every detail of quality, style and workmanship, thus in terpreting every point of vital in terest to seekers of satisfactory furs for gifts. Be guided by the maker's reputation when buying furs. Black Lynx Enjoys Ex tremely Hi?h Favor. We have a wide assortment of Shawls, Pelerines, Muffs and Throws, lined with shrived or bro caded silk. Throws and Shawl Scarfs, $25, $30 and $35.- llcanlzo the democratic party Six million flve htmtlreri thousand voters' of the democracy endorsed the platform Hdopte,! l)nlivrr, , am ,ats((,f rM;i a great, majority of the.o who voted the ticket honestly believed In the pint rrm, and I shrill co-operate with them rather than with those who would at tempt to conciliate the special Interests that have defeated the democratic par ty and. now dominate the country through 1he republican party." Speaking further of the recent cam paign. Mr. Bryan said: "f have no re grets Ve. the recent campaign. Ev erything was done that we muld sen at th time should hn done, of course, some thing have nppeared In ft new light slneo, i,f . m tl)1)t ftppp(,r. cd to us rlKht to do lit the time. "I have no regrets about my course In regard to Colonel Guffey. Ife de liberately conspired to rlefent lin u-ill of the democratic party In Pennsylva nia. nuer u Ma, 00ll pressed nt the primaries, and r believe In the right of the people to rule "Any man who deliberately violates that proposition cannot be a. leader In any puny tnat deserves to be called the democratic- party. We polled lH.nmi more votes In this stnto this year than we did four yearR ago, when Colonel Uutro.y represented the Pennsylvania democracy on the national committee, and 1 think we can get along without him." rmi; kvhts tknaxts. N'ew York, Dee. 21. -When (he snow storm was nt Its height early Oils morning, n three. slorv brick building nt Nes. 4110-is Third avenue, lirooklvn. eiiuulit lire, nml tile Itatnes spread rap idly t an Adjourning tenement, send ing n small enuvd nf shivering tetinnls Into Ihe ley street. 'I'Iip (1Sf, WIIR j...- . film How the blaze .it dginnteil Is net known, but it Is thought Hint ennilnisll ble materhils In n ninvliiK picture show well- reHnoiiwilih Orange and Crown St. "Corner Store." CHAMBERLAIN'S XEVtAS SUGGESTIONS This store is full to overflowing with most desirable . . . . Tables, smoking Tables and Collaretts, Shaving Stands, Chairs, Rockers, Bjokcases, Children's Furniture, Gold Mirrors, Bookracks, etc. Next the high standard of quali.y we set, we take pride in our reasonatle prices. Hi flaggy Glove-Wernicke "Elas tic" Bookcases a sys tem i f units 1 a r g e enough for any library .and small enough for any pocketbock. Start the children with cne or two units. They en courage reading and a collection of books. Cedar Old Free BBS F. A. BORNHAM KILLED BY GAS Former Head of Mutual Reserve Life Insurance Company Indicted in 1906 In vestigation. CORONER SAYS ACCIDENT Suits lloeontly riled by Kecolvcrs Agiilnst Tllm to Recover Money Gas Slovo Leaking. New York, Dec. 23. Frederick A. Rurnham, formerly tho Mutual Re serve Life Insurance company's presi dent, who was Indicted In 11)06 along with two other officers of the company, was found dead from gnu poisoning this morning at his homo, No. 66 East Fovciity-elghth street. The police nt first believed he had commlttecd sui cide, but the coroner decided It was a case of accident. lss than a month ago the Insurance concern's receivers brought suit against Rurnham and others, to recov er money which they were charged with having taken from the company to settle private litigation and pay commissions. The trial of Frederick A. Burnham on criminal charges was scheduled for last spring, but several doetora pre sented statements that ho wna 111. Later there was another delay, dun to an application by his lawyers for a change of venue. In the meantime, his brother, tleorge Tiurnham, who was formerly vice president or the Mutual Reserve, had been convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to Sing Sing, but the nppellate division of 1he su preme court quashed the verdict and the prisoner was released. The third Indicted nrtlcer. C.eorge TV, Kldrldge, has not been tried. When Assistant District Attorney Nott, who conducted the case against ileorge Rurnham, was told of F. A. Hurnham's denth, be snld that no no tice had been given to bring the cases to trial. He had not taken up the mat ter recently, because of the decision of the appellate devlslon In the tienrge Tiurnham matter. Tim Hurnhams' lawyer said that, although the dead man bad been under Indictment, the charges were practically dead, because of his brother's vlndlrnrton by the ap pellate division, which held that, even If nil the charges wero true, there was still no ground for criminal pro cedure. According to pir. K.Iiiit A. Miller, the death was accidental. Has, he said, was escaping from a stove on the lloor in the bathroom, adjoining Hurnham's bedroom. For several years, accord ing to the doctor. Hunihu.ni had slept In ii warm room, hut Mrs. rturnhiim al ways stayed In a cold room at night. Their rooms were adjoining, on the second floor. The floor between wis closed. Ijist night Rurnham appeared In the best of spirits. Tie retired shortly be fore ii o'clock. Shortly before ' o'clock this morning Mrs. Rurnham started to enter her husband's room. As she opened the door she was overcome by jthe odor of gas. Her cries awakened I the servants, and after the windows i were opened Rurnham whs found dead. 'The case appeared to be purely acci dental." Dr. Miller said. "The. gas was escaping from the Move, and from all fippearances, after iIr. Rurnham bad turned off the gun, he accidentally turned off the gas, he accidentally turned It on again. t?l buys thli "1776" rhIWIe chair . ... Bissell Carpet Sweepers, $1.80 to $5.00. Wood Baskets stained green, $1.35. style iron Andirons, ring tops, 90c per pair. Dutch Delft Teapot tile, 30c. delivery of out-of-town furniture gifts. NEW PENALTY FOR MURDER FAVORED State Prison Directors Recom mend Minimum of 25 Years and Maximum of Life in Second Degree. HOPE FOR THE REPENTANT I'nllicd Control of (lie 1'cmil System of Connecticut Is -Mho I'rgcrt Tlio Condition of the Prison. Hartford, Dec, 23, The biennial report of the directors of the Connco tlcut stnto prison was submitted to the governor by Warden tlurvln to day. They recommend that the penally for murder In the second degree bo modified. The punishment Is now Im prisonment for life. It Is positive iliul llxed, and nft'era no opportunity for the exercise of discretion and discrim ination. H bus no variableness, neith er shadow of turning. Convinced that the grim rigidity of the penalty Is un sclentillc, the directors venture to urge that tile principle of Indetermln ato sentence and parole, now a recog nized feature of Connecticut's penal system, bo extended to the punish ment of second degree murder, and the suggestion, reduced to specille phrases, Is that the penalty for this felony be changed to an Indefinite sentence whoso minimum term shall be Imprisonment for not less than twenty-five years and whoso maxi mum term snail be Imprisonment for life. The proposal Is not born of mushy sentiment, hut Is prompted by the dic tate of logic and philosophy. U Is hajed on a desire to shout a ray of hope, Into the convict's cell, in pris on hope Is an anchor to mind, a tonic, to the soul, a balance wheel for the nerves, and hardly any Influence, ex cept regular work, Is more steadying and helpful, u Impels the prisoner to adopt, In part, the rule of the Har ry Wiidswoith club, and to look up and not down, to look forward and not hack, to look out and not In and thi state may wisely lend a hand. Crushing Is the effect of Imprison ment for life on a person of sensitive nature nnd of nervous temperament. The sentence tends to sweep fne rea son from It.s mooring, and the fact that the ratio of Insanity among life prisoners Is nearlv three times ns great as among other felons points a moral nnd adorns a tale. The man without previous criminal reeerd. who, undPr the stress of a gust nf passion, omnnilts minder In th a ser end decree, is a smaller menace to so ciety Horn Is the liaMtiial offender who spends hln worklim hours wlih the Jimmy nnd his vacation bourn with the Jailer. I if the lltp prisoners In the I'nllid Slates who nlc set free by par don only a negligible fraction has any further head-on collisions with law and order. After h person has spent a quarter of a century behind Iron gifll lug. I1I1 JinbllK and character become so definitely established that his fitness or unfitness for release on pnrole, with nn opportunity to (riiilier up the broken thri'nls In the skein nf life, ninj- be guessed with almost eertnln accuracy. The proposed revision of the penally for second degree murder, under which hope would be substituted for despair, sad elasticity for rigidity, would not determine any social defenses sg.ilnsl crime, nnd It would operate ns a. sus taining and wholesome force. Merger of the administration of the penal institutions of Connecticut I worthy ef consideration. Wholly devo. of unity Is the pennl system now. Kneli branch marches under Its onn Inde pendent banner, and keeps stop to lis own music Instead ef the penal system, with Its vnrliuis pnrts opentlng 'ns a harmoni ous whole, there are now ten or eleven systems, each having- scarcely a speak ing acquaintance lth the others. 1'n ilrt this n'l ingeinent no effective te;mi work cm he done. Iiiirlng the biennial period covered by Mils report Ihe population of th prison has manifested a drift toward) expansion. The nvernge dally i-ensus of eonvlein for the tlsenl year of 130 wns R20. but (he llgure for i'.ins amount, ed to fiip. n (treated dally number of prisoners than wns ever before Im mured wllhln Ihe walls nt Wet herslleld. I'liUnes nf huslnesn In factories and on railroads means acllvlly nf business In criminal courts. In many cases It's n short cut from Idleness to crime, and the route 's equipped with guldrposts. Hurpahsing the showing for any pre vious similar period, the revenues of the prison tor Ihe two years ending September 3ft, last, footed up IH3.M!). I if the total receipis not less than 1 1 Ho. . Or 4 ,$2.4;.X for 111 1" and $ii7.fiftti for l!'n8, represented earnings from pro ductive employment. Income from con vict labor pays the major fraction "f the operating cost of the prison. $2,r.00.000 IV Clt.VHITIKH. New York Stnin Fxiicndltiircs for l'lscal Year. Albany, Dec. 23. The slate of New York spent shout $2,500,000 for char ity during the fiscal year Just closed, according to a report of the State Board of Charities. The slate appro priated for the fifteen Institutions tin der the direct charge of the board $1.S."4.4!):. (if this amount 6!)ii was spent for maintenance, and the balance, with the exception of $7", S3 1, which has not been use, I, was expended for Improvements. The number of persons maintained was 10.B01. Ten deaf and dumb schools, which ar,, supported by the state nnd private contributions, received $70S,H.i:i from the stale, $722,1 1 4 from private con tributions, and $l40,ti22 from other foureeH. Thn total cost of main tenance was $ 1,402. :10R, and for this amount :i,3:(2 pupils were Instructed. BANK OITICKIt A SI It 'I OK. I'. . Cutting, Treasurer of 11 Worccs-Ici- Savings Itunli. Pound Head. Worcester, Mass., line, 2,1. l'Yank W. Cutting, for the last forty years connected with the Worcester Mechan ic!) Havings bank, and for seven years Its treasurer, was found dead by sui cide at his home to-day. Tho other bank olticera express the belief that his accounts lire correct, as two cx a.iiiiualhiiis have been held recently. The suicide, It is believed, was tem porarily Insane. A note left by Mr. Cutting bade his wife good, bye, mid Informed (leneral A. H. It. Hprague, president "f the savings bank, that tho accounts were nil right, A I. (HID IIMMi. Kv cry" I 'ceenilx r for about eighteen yea i n we have made our customers n Christmas present of oue-flfth Ihe price 011 any article they wished lo pur chase. Fur some reason I hey seem to like Ihe plan and wn propone to con 1 1 n in It. UUUWN &, DUKllAM. . 25 Per Cent Discount ON AH; TOILET SETS, MANICURE SETS, COMB and BRUSH SETS, SHAVING SETS, POWDER JARS, PERFUMES, Etc., Etc. Gillespie's Drug Store Phone I0.YI. Goods DoHvorwI. Ti l C1I Vl'I'.Ii STHKIX in i:rs to-day. (irand "Never to I.ntn to Mend." eve. J'oll'ii Vaudeville, aft. and eve. Barsheld (.'lii'lsfnuiH Cur nival. Armory, eve. rolu, Worcester vs. New Haven, Quln nlplao Kink. S : -t 6 . BIMj KOWAHDS noOSTL'l). I 'anions Princeton Toot hull Pliijcr Huns New York Street Cleaning. N'ew York. Dec. 23. Foster Crow- ell, commissioner of thn atreet clean lug department, sent ills resignation to Mayor McClellan to-day to take ef fect on January 1. William II. Kd wards, the deputy commissioner, will be the new head of the department. The change was of particularly time ly Interest, coming on tins day after the city's first snowfall cf the winter. William H. Edwards, or "Hlg Bill" Ed wards, as he Is called at a score of rollegn training tables throughout the country, has been connected with the street rlennlng department since March. 1907. The city heard of his Appointment with what, might, be termed mild surprise. It was some thing new a Tammany administra tion appointing a man who had been a collego football hero to one of the most responsible secondary posts of the municipal government. Mr. Kdwards was horn thirty-three years ago In IJsle, X. Y., and prepar ed f"r college at 1awrencevllle school. lie was a. tower of strength In tlie Princeton elevens for four years, be ing captain In his Junior year and In 1(100. Possibly no other man among the nliimnl Is better liked and remem bered. Mo paid his own way through Princeton, having an agency for a Philadelphia shoe firm. Nfjw poirrrurKSR cam not. President, 1r. Y. Ho S. Pcrlcra (le Mma, Announce Apixiintnicnts. Lisbon, Dec. 23. A new cabinet has been formed by Ir. W. deS. I'erelra dc Lima, former minister of foreign affairs. Its composition Is as follows; President and minister of foreign affairs lr. W. do S. Perelra de Mma. Minister of the Interior Senhor Cabral. Minister of Justice fteniior Anthe ro. Minister of finance Senhor Osrela. Minister of war leneral Nunes. Minister nf marine Admiral Our- tn. Minister of public works ftenhor Keslaj. Tim previous cabinet resigned last week because of the declaration of the regenerator party that It would no longer support the government. V. M. C. 4. UK VI IMUXCBTOS. firanirp. N. .1.. Iiec. 23.- -The Orange Y M. C. A. basketball tenm to-nlglit de fested the Princeton university live by a score of fi I lo I I. IMI.I'.N 1HC.H IN 0 TO II IM1S. l'A,i OINTMKNT Is guaranteed to cure niiy esse of Itching, Ullnd, Wend ing or Protruding Piles In fi to 14 (lays or money refunded, ti'ic. Grady Furniture Company A NOT 1 1 Kit ATTK At Tl V V. O I PA RTM KNT FlU .XMAS ;I1TS t WILLOW AND REED CHAIRS. 1015 CHAPEL STREET, Opposite O-liorn Hall. KigliGra 'e Photographic Portraits New Studio, Conveniently Arranged, Rett'inublfl Prices. Tel. 1337-4. 1 101 CHAPEL STREET. Hotwcen York and High Street. Developing and Printing VSe ua tlio Ivodiik Tank System of dvlupiM3tit fo1' lu'i llAt' And Minis, which produce u lilKlier perceniaHB of good nigiiliven Hihii uiiy otlicr method, ii'allaien In ddvtlopincrit do not uucur Oeca tibe a freBh Koliitlon of tented tem perature and ulreiiglh In used for each mil of nlm or net of platen. We line "Volox" to make the prlnln and we cliuone Hie srade and iiirfaee of piiper wliluli la bent Hiiltpd to the nepittive, If yoor in-Kiitlvcs are nut allnfttctory we are only too glnd to mshIhI you In making correct expos urea. City Hall Pharmacy Co. NICXT TO CITX I1AU NONE THE LESS APPRECIATED IF PUR CHASED THE LAST MINUTE Useful presents such as shoes and stockings will be none the less appreciated from the fact you purchased them at tho eleventh hour. 1 Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Boots, High Arctics, Puttie Leg gins for men" and women, Cloth Leggins for women, Jersey Leg gins for misses and children. Spats for men and women, in gray, brown and black. Trees, forms to put into your shoes to keep the wrinkles out and the insoles from curling up. STOCKINGS. Women's Lisle, Hand Embroidered, Floral Design, in pink, blue and white, $1.50. MEN'S STOCKINGS. Mercerized, in colors, 50c. The 25c and 38c grades in Men's, Women's, Misses' and Children's. Three pairs of the ONLY GOOD SHOES in IB 842 and 846 4"H"f I Merrels, Cross New Haven w Comit 6 Beardsley, Specialists in High Class Modern Painting, Wood finishing, Wall Decorations and House Furnishing. I 'Phone 839. t-r'M' Modern Decorating CnIN for orlfcliiHl nnd Individual treatment. Don't 1)0 int Isflcd with the commonplace, when you can have your dec- . orating done In a manner csprcnslve. of your own IdciiH ' decoration different, from your nclshhors, unlqiio and artls lie, and at practically tho t-amo cost. We'd ho pleased to have you commit us. MONROE BROS., 353 Grown St. Telephone 2761. '' tjj Ll O SUB WAPEf III tosos half of Its terrors to the school girl or boy who has good light by which to work. For the study table there Is nothing that is more essential than a modern gas portable. It sheds soft rays on the work in hand and leaves the eyes them selves in the shadow. Every father or mothershould see to it that their childrens' study room 13 lighted by one of these lamps. All prices. The Hew Haven Gas Light Co, ras. KEY FITTING, GUN ANH LIlOKS.M I'l'lllNO. HliortHlncn's Supply Co., 0U Church t, Hasemmt. E, H. BAS3ETT, Mgr Tho Only Sliootlns (Jallery l Uio ffeilei 38c kind for $1.00. AND STOCKINGS Chanel Street: 90-92 Orange Street. HM"5"M-M--m"H" at i, ajw. v lliWII (DC 7K 1ha Nonpareil Laundry (Incorparated.) HIGH CUSS WORK 271 r,'Mki h Now Hava.i Can. . Jrfixia',