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THE MORNING JOURNAL -COURIER, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1908.
J wwp ' JOURNAL-COURIER NF.AV nAVR.V, row. Founded JTBO. Tim caiuigto ri'iw.isrnxo co. Delivrrril by rnrrlem in tho City. 12 erata vcrk, BO renin n mould, $3 fur nil niuutlm, ISO n jciir. The mime terms rr ni'Ml. Slncle roplm, a cent. TrlPivtionem icniToitiAi, noo.w, tin. ni'SINr.SS OFFICE. 8081. TIIR WIWKI.Y JOURNAL, taturd Tliurnv. One Hollar a Year. 3. II, CnrrlnK((in . , , lMihltxhrr R. A. Street HiiMlnen Mummer T. V). F, IMoriiuin. . . Advert 1x1 iipr lWn tinner N. (J. Owliorn FilHor-ln-CMef A. J. lonnc Mnniiiclnir FMMot Paul TUirnrlt City F.illlo The .loiiiniil-f ourlcr l for iinle nt the fiillOMlnn newantitnn'tt ontNlile Con. nectleut I KF.W YOHK, . V. I'nlnn Piii Co, Simula, firiiml ( entrnl Stnllon. Motntlnu'a etvatnn(ln) SHlli St. nml Itronduny, 24)tli St. mill llrondvm.r, 1 I'nrk rinee, BOSTON". MASS Murphy' AewftitltinriK, Smith Stmliin. PHU,AI)F,l,rillA, I' A oiillm-ntul Hotel. nj-nn'n Theuter Ticket Offlee, llellevne Strntforil llnl'l, I'RI(i-lFl.I. M ASS. ArniHtronic'n NenHntnndA, Inlon Minion. Suhnrrlber who thII to receive their Inuriinl-f onrler reculiirly nnil on time will confer a fnvor on the uinniiifeinent hy liniiicillntcly reporting to the Clr- riilntlnn Mnliiler, Telephoiie 3I)S. Tnediiy, Decemher 20, 100S. Mil. Ml.I.F.T, MB. FOX AND OTIIFBS. If anything could Justify ns In our own pye,s In prejudicing th action of the election court It would be the con duct nf Mr. TJlley's Indiscreet and painfully inconsiderate newspaper ad vocates. The Journal-Courier has con ' Rlstently refrained from discussing the case In other than an Impersonal man ner and from In any way considering Air. Mlley' relation to It. The attitude of his newspaper defenders makes at last further silence In part Impossible. We have Invited no controversy, and If one follows It will not ha our fault. We merely decline longer to permit certain of our contemporaries to deliberately misrepresent this newspaper. We have said In behalf of Mr. Fox that he was solely responsible for tho creation of the election court, and that every Instinct of fair play demanded that he should not he prejudged any more than Mr. Mlley should he on ac count of the charges made "by Mr. Fox. In spite of this perfectly fair attitude, 1. TPrt v la haw mn leloiijalv ennre-nrt with "vindictive hostility" towards Mr. Mlley and the attempt has been mndo to associate this newspaper with that condition of mind. We do not believe Mr. Fox Is any more vindictive toward Mr. Mlley than Mr. I.llloy wn.s thought to be vindictive towards a certuln submarine boat concern when he charged It with corrupt practices. The nttltndo of the entire state press towards Mr. Mlley was one of sympa thy until hn deserted the Inquiry and failed to redeem his promise to reply In full to the report of the committee. It never occurred to The Journal-Courier that be la'-ke,! the necessary proof to convict, which subsequent events show he did lack. I'mW all of the cir cumstances Mr. T'Viv Is entitled to tho same consideration, until It Is shown that In his case too be has proceeded In a hasty and Indefensible manner. To demand ex t rn ord I n a ry rights for Mr. Mlley and to Insist upon no rlpfhts at nil fur .Mr. Fox may be good machine journalism but It does not square with the elhlcH of the trade. The Hartford ('niirnnt to the con trary, The Journal-Courier has never expressed the hope that the question of the constitutionality of the corrupt practice law would he raised In the manner In which It has been raised. In a (reneral discussion of the law we did say that tho friends of rftrmpt prac tices legislation were more Interested In ascertiilnltiR Jusl what power the (tale of Connecticut pnssessea to pro tret itself nitnlnst. the well understood political corruption which has prevail ed for so many years In tills state than the exposure of any Individual, and that ono result of the Inquiry nilRht be to present that Information, (lad It tieen our Intention to follow In the tcpa of too many of our contempora ries, and freely discuss tho election court and Its exclualvo business, we houM have risked the opinion that the corrupt practice law Is JnRnl In ac cordance with the provision of article four of the state constitution, which declares that "the general assembly shall by law prescribe the manner In which all questlona concerning tho elec tion of a Rovornor, or Heulenant-Kov-ornor shull ha determined." Thl.s la what tho general assembly did do In tho case of tho corrupt practices ucl., 1 tho normal enforcement of which Is now Interrupted hy a formal question of constitutional Integrity. Ure, should have anticipated tlm comment of the iHpriiiKllold Jtepubllean, which appears. In its Iflsuo of Monday, unci said In Jic-1 half of Mr. Lllley: "Coiiivtlo that, the law Ih ciitist,ll,ul.loiial and let the light be turned on tho records of my carn pUKnlng. 1 lui.ve nothing to hide." Hut far beyond the particular rights of Mr. l''ox and Tim Journal-Courier mauds In Impressive significance the ovei'pww crlm nghU of tho republican statu mnohlnn. It, l hh much ns olio's ! Ilf lh worth to qucKtlnn Its superior j chHrai'ter. Its mertvlierH nr Immune: from rrltlolsm, their words urn tho fit-j vine law and their pei-mms are, Miicrod; nonn other ha motive lo mmnnre with thlrs In Integrity unrl niiKelflKh ness. We ventured the ojinlnn during the enmnnlKn thnt the Impudence of ! the miiclilne wn rolnHwil, mid that Its; trrtHtment of fiovernor WnmlnilY and his policies was hnilnl enough to wiir- i runt lt destruction. Thai, opinion,! which was largely hnsed upon fin Im-j personal underHtundliiR of the nlt.ua-j tlon, nan now been mnde roncrete hy aj personal understanding of the secur- If.y thflt machine feels In Its power and tho reliance It linn upon the forces which are hehlnd It to protert It. If tlm people, of Connecticut ever had reason to throw off machine rule they have It now. "KF.F.l TUP! POT BOIMNIJ." The original Intention of those who have had tho excellent Tied Cross holiday stamp charity In hand and who have succeeded In making It the greatest novelty of the lflOR Christmas j season, was to end their labors and j the sale of the stamps with Christmas day, as has already been announced In these columns. Vet why this arbi trary limit should be put upon the stamps, we do not see. Their attrac tive design, which Is the work of the well-known American artist, Howard l'yle, distinctly carries with them a .New Year's greeting as well as a Christmas greeting. This week will s.e fully as many New Year's po.stal cards sent through the mails as last week saw Christinas postal cards. Nothing at all stands In the way of tho use of these little ft amps on all of these cards or the extentlon of this pleasing and worthy charity until after the first. The way the stamps have sold throughout the country has been noth ing short of marvellous. Approxi mately three millions hnvo already been sold throughout New Kngland alone. The sale in New Haven reach ed well over lOO.nnO before Christmas week and no accurate returns of the number sold during the few days just preceding Mr. Santa Clatia' visit have yet come to our notice. In New York city tho salo of the stamps was ma terially aided by the wonderful tuber culosis exhibit now being conducted there. In that city, In Providence, and In other cities, booths were set tip In tbe postotdee corridors, which did land office businesses, line booth alone In New York city disposed of as many as 10,000 of them. Why should not tho whole country as enthusiastically take up tho sug gestion made by Mark Twain, that tho Flumps be used in connection with New Year'f) day, as It entered Into the spirit of their use, Rt Christmas time? Writes the famous humorist: "In pay ing New Year"s bills, and alrfo In post poning them, I will stick on a Red Cross stamp. If you will miggest In print that the whole country do the same, the Ked Cross will prosper to your content. I know ttiis, for I know that all America Is warm at the heart and generous at this time of the year and will thank you for your suggestion and follow It." We read In the columns of our es teemed contemporary, the Mlddletown Hun: "The Jonrnal-i 'ourler deals In the stamps and the benevolent spirit there Is red-hot." Nev. r truer words written! Tbe supply of the Roi Cross stamps on sale at this oiften bus been replenished time and again. We still hae n lan-c supply on hand for New Year's day use and shall be pleased to accommodate our readers. The Red Cross workers are to bo congratulated upon their excellent results. Next year, we understand, they will pre pare as many as ion, ono, ono of the stamps and certainly they whould be made a permanent Institution of the Christmas season along with Santa Clans. THF, XF.W IDF.A. Tho president has ngatn llg.ited the lamp under his chnllng-dish of Ideas and, behold, another new and novel concoction! Jf only every one of Mr. Roosevelt's tentative plans wore as pleading as those which have hurl lo do with Lie conservation of resources. American newspaper editing would be I vnfltly more harmless, though per haps les exciting, ns Kdltnrs Laffan and .Smith and others can well testify. Mr. Roosevelt's latest Idea, that for tho conservation of the natural re sources of all North America, Includ ing Canada and Mexico, as well ua the United States, Is really nothing more than the natural and legitimate exten sion of the conservation-Idea . which whs given birth nt the recent gover nors' congresses at the White limine, Tho Industrial and social Inter-rela-tlonwhlps of this country wlt.i Conndu and Mexico have long since been free ly admitted. The very fact thut f'ir years the poHlul rates over our north ern und southern border-lines have been the same u,s the ratefl within those border-lines, Is one proof of t.ils very fact. Tho consei' at.loit and utlliiwitiou of w ate.rwn.VB and forests and mineral de posit Is not. a matter of Isolated farms or counties. To reach Its greatest ef fectlveiiess this Idea mimt be extended In Include not. only Htato but nations. If we arc to attain Iho best of results, II is quite useless to think of conserv ing the trees of certain of our wiiter- Little Civic Sermons No. 34. Increasing Interest in City Government's. 1"HE public is apparently reaching the opinion that the government of cities is not tho business of politicians, but tho business of experts. Many obsta cles are obvious, such as the firmly-intrenched munici pal machines and the great body of ignorant voters in cities, to which immigration makes its constant con tributions. But progress is constantly being achieved, and the people are interesting themselves in the solution of municipal problems as never before. It is time they did, for the welfare of an ever-increasing percentage of the population of this country is affected by the charac ter of the government of cities. Now York Tribune. sheds without similarly conserving the trees of the adjacent parts of tho same watersheds which may lie across the Mexican and Canadian borders. Thus vo have undertaken a matter which concerns a continent, not an Isolated nation. Mr. Roosevelt should he encouraged In his worthy sugges tion that: President 1 Ha, of , Mexico and the premier of Canada be Invited to send delegates to meet with our various slate representatives at the next conservation conference. The In vestigations already conducted along this line have sufTlclontly shown the Imperative necessity which exists for the adoption of radical plans to pro tect our various sources of supply. Time may bring forth some adequate substitute for coal and wood, but it ha.s not as yet. in the meantime ue must look out for those products. Time certainly will not discover a sub stitute for water, and water Is de pendent upon the fores'.". I HHIVI'MAS IN TI1F. nFTROSFKI T. Merry Christmas It Is always spok- j en of as such, yet how far from "mer- i ry" It often Is: The great holiday just j passed Is ever a day of brilliant lights and somber, heavy shadows, each In severe contrast to the other. Tlm reading of the papers of the morning after this ear again showed this con clusively. What was their testimony? Christ mas, l!)0, was a day of suicides and of shootings near and far. Hero was a man who could not make his wife happy because he was out of money and shot himself in the brain; here Is another who did tho same thing because he could not Ret toys for his children; down In New York a man killed another whin crazed with : Christmas drink; In Dnnbury a wom an, who played the peacemaker, was shot; In the same place a nlnrtcen-ycar-olil boy was found dying from exposure; and over in the streets of London a small army of the wretched , , . , army could only half accommodate with Shelter, let alone with food, went marching through the street crying aloud to tho rich In their motor-cars: "We want work, we want work!" These are not pleasant pictures, They do not seem at all Christmas. ,., ... , ., . . , like, vet they are of Christmas and only protypes of similar pictures which could he recited almost without number. Christmas has come lo be a i .i i i j i i .. o .1 i oil, I lei ii, ,1'tji f.'i I ,,v. n il' I il' ill I ach"s with the one hnlf primarily be cause It s such a day of merry happi ness and henrtjoys with another half. The burdens of the distressed are unbearable at any time, but they are particularly so when about those who tire so distressed are those who have a superabundance of the very things the latter so much want nnd need. Therein lies the great tragedy of life, the conditions upon which socialism Is founded and growing. Xo holiday In the year perhaps marks this sharp contrast as does the Christmas day. There are brave and generous hearts who on that day give heartily of their substance tn tho op pressed, but theirs Is only an example of what human brotherhood might be, not of what It has yet come to he on Christmas day, by any means. Were one really to analyze the three c,ront days of tho holiday season, the con clusion might most readily bo reached that of Tranksglvlng, Christmas and N'ew Year's, Iho latter Is far and nway the day when nil mankind conies together In a common brotherhood. It. Is a common saying that resolves are cheap. Let us rejoice that they are, that we do not have to pay a tax every time we make a good resolve. New Venr'a Is the day of good re solves. Kvery man, no matter how poor, can well afford to make good re solves, whether ho can buy a, Thanks giving turkey and Christmas gifts or not, and It will do him good if he does. On the basis of good resolves, then, ull men come very near to each other this week and the lights and shadows arc blended. Muy not one of those resolves be to endeavor each succeeding holiday season to make the lights of the Christmas days less strong where they have been most glaring ho thnt some of their joys may be diffused wherein the past they have not shone nt all? Our delight at learning of the joke which Ti. J. Collier worked upon Mark Twain In sending him word that an elephant was coming as f Christmas present, and In persuading him to ob tain a large supply of hay only to re- oolve a toy elephant, Is only exceeded by our anticipation of the humorous way In which The Jester of Podding will be sure to return the Joke with In terest In the near future, "I'ls no easy task to ge( 1r better of tills gentle man In this line. Isn't II rather "rubbing il In," to speak In the language of the hoi pollol, to invito Croat llillain lo take an active Interest III our plans for celebrating the vleory of our Admiral Perry over their countrymen on Lake Kilo In the w ar of Hp.' ? Alexander Troop, jr., Is sincerely (, bo congratulated upon his present ap pointment to the elvl' servlie hoard, lie has the ability to make himself of inestimable, value to that board and we have not tin. slightest doubt but that he will succeed in dolim so. Tho Christmas season Is practically over. Kvou those who have been i bringing back their presents to the stores to exchange t tn in. as they hab itually do, have nearly all been beard from. Admlial ) wc, who had the whole country at bis feet for months, nets but a scant notice In the newspapers upon the occasion of his se enty-tlrst birthday. Speaking of New Year's resolutions, perhaps It. might bo well If the reck less automobile maniacs Indulged In a few, t.lfe would be safer. iCllder Hie above lira ,!(n.r Hi. I.,,,,. linLCouiler will bo phase,! to publish surh letters as Its leaders may desire 10 write tt. AddM-hs your Inlet- t, "The Editor of the Kick Colunni. j. nal Courier, New Haven, Conn." rite briefly and to ihe p ilnt, and iiImiijm nil jour rtitln name nml ndili, -s, without which no letter can be pub lljhed.) Mnrt Ihe enr mod HIrM. I To thn Ml tor of the Kick Column: ! New Year Is near nt hand. Lit ill try to make It a day to end the feuds, ,n hitterm-.s, the estrangements, the ennilllcs that have separated families f'l'ics. P is the ,i.,y (n forget and forgive . . , , , ., , , No statistician Im reckoned the lost 'happiness, the lost friendship, that has arisen this year iroin small dltTerem.es n,;'' g'"' Rtfiit by bet tin brood- ' vev; hni they have hcen kicmI. , , , .... Nhnl good does II do to treasure up hlllp ,, ,,,,, ,,,.,, vvhnt beneiit K I It to "pay hick'' old scores? Are you "' '" Iter for l ? Do two wr.uius I make a light? We all transgress. We all wound Hie feelings of - friend. We all wrong others. We nil need forgiveness. Shall we, then, refuse that to others which we need ourselves? Then why not Mart 1!! with a better feeling for our fellow creatures. Wipe out all of ho nieaniiesi and strive to enter upon Ihe new year wHh malhe fur none and charily for nil. A LOVER OF THE HO'iD. Xew Haven, Dec. 27, llios. TIIF. liOMPFIlS II Ft SI, Xl'r Inn, Opinions l:irecil In Ihe 1'resw, ill.illimoie Sun.) II Is o lie hoped the h lher con rl will like advantage of Ihe occasion lo hand down an opinion that will determine definitely the rights of the strikers, how far they may ic In porsnadltu others not to take their places, how far they may no In persuading ot Iters not to buy from a. concern which has been boycotted and placed on -the "iinlnh" list, and generally tlx marks that lower oouiU may steer hy In seining ,,. constantly recurring disputes between labor and capital. (Washington Dost. I If Ihe court were to semi rich men to prison for defiance of lis order Ihoto would be rejoicing In some riunrlers, not because Jualloo had been done, but because It had been meted mil lo In fluential culprits. There would be no more the spirit, of justice In such a sentiment than there would be In re. Juicing over the sentences Imposed up on .Messrs. (iompers, Mitchell and Mor rison, not because of Mb Justice, but because they are poor. The fiul'-mlluei 0III7.011 will look upon the matter with out regard o Hie question whether the persons Involved are rich or poor. Has Jusl ice been done? That Is the only question. (Springfield Republican.) Had tlm seulenelng lo prison of Messrs. dumpers, Mitchell and Morri son for contempt of court lakcii place prior lo the election, Mr. Tuft might have been defeated. Ill October the ultorncys for the labor leaders en deavored to have the court haslcn lis Judgment In the ci.se, and It. was be lieved at Ihe time that Mr. (Inmpori In parlleiilar would have enjoyed go ing lo Jail for the sake of tin'. poeal effect, with the Ihjiincl Ion Issue so con. splcuniiH In the campaign. lint h,. Judges were wary ami lonk enough lliiin to' avoid political complications; and President Roosevelt, meanwhile, was left tree o divide he labor lead ers and court the labor veto for Tall without facing such an awkward sllu atlun us Seeing his admired friend John Mitchell sent lo jail for nine mouths for violating a labor Injunction, line can hardly help referring to this phase of the subject, since It Illustrates so beautifully the fact Hull nothing; ever goes wrong for the republican parly, especially In campaign tint, i :. "KICK COLUMN." I .MM I' VII US' NTOI1F.. You knew .Mm Parks? II" used tn farm Out. Hopkins Corner way. Well, lie got tli'eil of planting mm, A nd eui i ng mi I s . 1 1 1 . 1 ha y, It was loo hard mid Hull a life Ho salt lie could ma u more To move lo lown and open up A bit le gi ery store, The opening up was easy done, And tilings 1 1 it i 'peared lo swlni. Von work farm, but keep u store It Seellll i like fun to Jim, Ills Irs ih' V He had more or less "I was hardly oyer inorp Rut times would heller la the fall, And -he like,) keeping slore. Ono day last week I called around, And round h t in dreadful blue; He'd kept Iho More all right, but. kept The 1 1 1 1 II KM Inside II, too. ''The business snils nio lots of ways, Hul leil me how," said .llni. "A man can keep on keeping store When l will no keep iiliu!" - Woman's Homo Companion. nil'. i;i,i,i thin roi n r. I he hole Stale I'i'ess Is IMseiiliR H. I New Britain Herald. I The question as to whether the elee li'Ui law Viis violated ought to he de termined, Tluit Is tlm main point at Issue, (Merldon Journal.) Certainly It does seem, If the elen tlon court hearing' should develop evi dences of crime, or violations ot law, that soniehody should he prosecutud. And .lust us certainly It would seem IA lie Iho duly of tho law's otllcers to learn what develops at Mils hearing and to act If t appears I lint there has been crime cnniiull led or violation of the cor rupt practices Met. (Hrldgepiirt Fanner,) Mr. Fox of New Haven, who brought Iho charges against (lovcrnor-Klect I.illey. calls attention In Ihe tacts that Mr. Itrowa, of counsel fur Ihe accused, was a member of the corrupt practices commission, and that Mr. Silica Judson, also counsel for Mr. IJIley. proposed to hlui In l!lnr that lie it'oxi should draft a bill Incorporating the Kngllsh coin t Into ihe Connecticut law. ( Wa terbui y American. ) If Ihe corrupt pih. Iicih ail Is good for anything, ami Mr. Mlley is guilty, be Is not likely to escape; If be Is Innoient, he Is not likely lo tie convict ed, no mailer how good the !a.v may be. i-o much of tho discussion as to per secution of the candidate, or avoid-' iinee of the real Issue by him, Is use- I less. In fact, new spaper discussion of i ue niatier M noi pari tciiiai iy nnieiy or nm I'n! now. There are irood lawyers ii belli slid s, and they may be expect cd to liu-hi the ease on both sides for ail II Is worth. A corrupt practices net with teeth Is a desirable thing, If In lis application there is discrim ination among off cinlers nnd It Is used for purpesi s of persecution, that will 1 1 i I k 1 y appear. It Is an important ihhiK I" test It thoroughly to see what II Is t;o,n for. (Norwich Kerord. ) As to the outcome of the trial all sorts of opinion are entertained, but few there are who approve the course mapped .out by the ((nverner- elect's liwvifs. Instead of meeting tho chains they are trying to show that the taw under which the case Is brought Is unconstitutional. They wnnt tbe law knocked mil, nnd If the supreme court would accommodate them In particular there would be no case left. Tills would be a neat way of shutting off evidence and keeping even-thing In the dark. The eonsllf.itlonalltv of a law Is usu ally tested iifti-r a rifio Is tried under ML It Is Hot with the constitutionality "'' "''' '''nv f,u'' "", "'lal ''n"rf ""Oiild I ' " "i""11'1 H"'1 ouMf tho law ai It stands was violated. The attitude of Ih" Lllley attorneys Is hurtluK: their client In puldlc estimation. If he Is wrongfully aeeuscl they should wel come a chance to char htm, and not attempt to hide everything hy a techni cality. (Springfield Ttepnbllenn ) In vb w ef the fact that the Lllley rilnir.n case Is tho tlrnt one of Import ance that Ins arisen, the law as It standi might to be given an abundant oppnMunlty to vindicate Itself. The court proceedings should he allowed to run to a conclusion, nnd. In case the net Is not successfully attacked on con stitutional eroiitids. the possibilities of tho court as an engine of publicity In exposing cert opt practices In elections should h" given the widest scope. Such a court Is based on n sound, well-tested p'liiclplc: 11 Is not 11 vagary, for It has the llrlllsli nnd Canadian experience behind It. It can eertalnlv bo made to work effectively. If conceded Hie op poitenlly The mere power of Investi gation and publicity which such a court possesses Is In Itself sufflelent to serve sh a deterrent to questionable methods In elections; nnd tbe moment that the nw becomes firmly established and Its possibilities well understood by tho iolllleiii ns of Hie state the standard of political practices will be elevated. That t he elect Ion court would then be adopted In Ihe other states of the 1'nlon Is highly probable. MHqi An nfi. II Is said that the annual bird slaugh ter fin- plumes nnd other decorations Is ippl.ono.ortfl. A year's death rale from tigers In tn dla. lumbers (ifltt human beings and nearly 2!i.nim bend of cn tt le. The electric loiiintlve holds the world's record for a mile with a mark of twenty-seven seconds. mmmmmi U Q o V MEILINK'S HOME SAFES 'jpWvRK are always certain things yon keep at home that you would hate to lose either hy fire or burglary important papers, jewelry, sil verware. A Meilink Safe might prevent just such a loss a loss that would make the price of a safe seem ridiculously small. These safes come in several sizes, are attractively finished, are practically fire, water and burglar proof and ate not high tiriceil. All we hell are made with com bination locks and the largest have inside drawers. PRICES, $10.00 to $47.00 ie 0. The eleelrln fan for winter ventila tion Is quite an Important as for Slim mer onollngr. F. P. Nutting, editor of the Albany, Ore., Democrat, I on the flmt vacation he baa had since 1X1. Glass and cement are both used as a substitute for wooden polnu where the latter are attacked by Insects and cll nm la. Kuropo has an.flOO newspapers, with Germany In the lead. Kngland, how ever, has the greatest number of dally papers. The rropo"al to hold an International seroplans competition In Hussla next summer has been abandoned on account of lark ot funds. A New York woman shopper who Ik fond of figures htm estimated that the time Inst by customers each day In one of the, large department, stores In waiting for their changa Is equal to the average time of labor for one per son for seventy dnya. This year 12.5B4 ivomon registered In Boaton to vote for school committee, Twenty-nine years ago, when the privi lege of voting at these elections was first granted to women, only 000 reg istered, and for the following nine years the average was only a llltln over 1,000. Motorists who suffer with cold hands while driving their cars may have re lief by using a steering wheel provided with electric heal. An English Inven tion describes a steering wheel with a core that, carries two electrically heated eolls insulated one from the other and from the outer rim. 1 TAUGHT OIV THF, WINO. Klderly I'ncle "Dottle, how do you like the little story hook I Font yoii Inst week? Dottle (aged seven ) I'ncle Hufus, It's punk. They don't marry. Exchange. i Askltt Is your friend Tankem a painless dentist? Nultt Yes. He's so 'busy ha hasn't time to take pains with his victims. Chicago News. Your '"Christmas Money" Invested in Diamonds or Gems gives you a permanent invest ment of constantly increasing value. The Foid Uompa Manujdctuim Imporliri.- IF in the ex citement of the past few days some friend has been over looked, let us set the matter right for ' you T.O DAY F.W.Tiernan&Co 827 Chapel Street Visitors Always Welcoms. IflHHWWrWHWtWHfl'WWWtHW f I F you ARE Looking for Office Furniture Of any Description We can please you. I THE BOWDITCH 100-102-104-106 The Yale National Bank. Corner Chapel and State Streets. WE INVITE THE ACCOUNTS of merchants, manufacturers, societies, estates, firms and individuals. Security to Depositors, $1,200,000.00. Safe Deposit Boxes, $5.00 Per Annum Upwards. "You seom to he a busy man," re marked tho chronic here. "Yea," replied' l hn man behind tin desk, "I'm so busy I can't find time to meddle with things that don't con cern inc." Chicago News. Young Wife Don't you admire a, man who always says the right thing at Ilia right time? The .spinster I'm sure 1 could If I ever have the pleasure of meeting suoa a limn. --Chicago News. The rich bachelor sighed and looked at the beautiful girl llxetjly, "Things are at sixes and sevens with nto. I fel the great need of a woman In my home, one who ouii'd straighten nut my tan gled affairs Hiid make life worth liv ing again." Her glance spoke an In terest which approximated expectation, "Yes?" She qunrled softly, " VOU know of any good, able-bodied woman whom I could get to clean house?"R0. hemlan. More TIME NOW With Christmas rush over, and just as many things that are beautiful and unique and use ful.. Come in if you feel dis posed. It is the place of the bestalso of the "differ ent."' Chase & Co., Outfitters For Men. 1018 and 1020 Chapel Street. The New Model Todd Corset Solve the question ol the long, slender, graceful lines demand ed by the present lush, ton. Klutlo stockings, to. Henry H. Todd 2R3-SM YORK IT. Heafl quarters for Emerson, Mathuiihek, MchUn and Strlch & Zcldler Piano. PIAXOS FOK RENT. Pianos Tuned, Moved and Polished. CHARLES H. LOOMIS, 837 Chanel Street Tell Us Your Glass Troubles Don't Blame Anyone. . 1 Nine times out of ten It Is the fault of your glasses lack of adjustment; lenses loose or not centered properly. Our opticians ar. at your service free for all your glass troubles. 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