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Just as certainly now, as ever, Americans should be independent of all
the world. They can better afford to be. Free of the shackles of tradition
and habit, they should seek the best there is, and when the best is American
y. vouch the better lor Americans. Take for example
Which is bottled at the brewery by its makers, and contrast it with the for
eign product the bottling of which is left for Tom, Dick and Harry to do.
COMPARE THE RESULT:
"White Label" Bass $2.00 doz. ; s- .■ I |, -. ,
:s;r ".«"::::: fz :: Evans Ale 5 1.50 doz
-Bull Dog" "..... 1.80 •• BoHlcd at the Brewery.
all rtmnw and RESTAURANTS skix, EVANS* ALE.
BrfwM I'or l'a«t IK! Year* Ily C. 11. Kvan> A- Im. Iladnon. \* V
N"W York Oltv I.;--- iWbol^MU* onlyi. 127 Hudson Si
Kralrra »honld order now and avoid rl»k of fold iventlier KhlpmrnU.
CAREERS FOR Till; COMING MEN
PRACTICAL AXD AUTHORITATIVE DISCUSSIONS OF THE PRO
FESSIONS AND CALLINGS OPEN TO YOUNG AMERICANS.
:.ontl man T-. MH.I.P. O, B. A.. Bays ilului lisa. ->f the Di Mmtary Aesacsay.
Csmparatlvely few of the younp men of our
ee'jntry kr.ow much about life la our regular
gjmr, or coaeendas The attractions the army
e*er» to thorn t« take service in It as a career.
Th«t this Fhou'.d be so is not awprtsißC for un
t3 recent years the major part of the small
tnsy ■*■ stationed in remote parts of the coun
try, M lost in our millions of people. Beyond
local knowledge of it at ta stations, the coun
try at large only saw sir.aU units of the army
tt occaFional parades, or read of it when writers
uid artists, whom chance had thrown with it.
devoted their talents to portraying and pictur
fcs come "f Us phases. In Indian campaigns
and Dtber disturbances the army's worth was
often Fliown. bsjt with the passing of such inci
dents the public attention that had been at
trj^ted Quickly pave way to interests nearer
at hai:l. Althooch the stirring events of the
Epanlsh-Arnerican War and the Philippine in
rcrrectlon which followed greatly increased
public interest In the army, and added to the
country's knowledge of it, U w»II as to its af
fcctlon for It, still the particulars of Its service
tre not widely known. I am. therefore, accept
ing the invitation to place before the readers of
The Tribune Review, as concisely as practica
ble, some of the advantages the army has to
cZtx young men la aaarch of a career.
First, a few words about the character of the
tan ho make up the army's rank and file.
When the regular regiments had assembled at
Cfckkarr.auga Park before i»etting out for the
Eirtlago campaign, a very observant and criti
cal foreign militaiy attache, who was closely
xratching everything pertaining to the array
BBBJaMata, said to me in speaking <jf our col-
Csrn: "What a superb lot of men; where in the
r;rld did your army get them?" The men he
ow were modest, intelligent, efficient, self-re-
Jar.v self-respecting soldiers, fine examjiies of
pfc>> -al manhood. The attachC-'s adjective ex
pressed well his admiration fur them, and that
the Jjdfrment he passed was goo.; sras amply
ihown by the events which shortly followed.
Those soldiers were the PoaaaiaeJ product of
th*- ( asiderate and nice, discipline that had
prevailed in our army; of the superior physical
arid professional training it gave its aoMueraj
and its careful reentH methods, under which
the antecedents of every man enlisted had to
be known, while only a aaiall percentage of
these who applied for service were received.
TTith our increased army of to-day of nearly
aixty thousand men and -4<iii officers, the same
cetho'ifi of recruiting obtain, the same training
isg^en. and the same wise discipline is en
forced. Any man taking service in the army.
iher*-* re. can rely upon finding in its ranks
self-respecting comrades whom he will Lie glad
to kr. w, and with arfaon he will find ii a pleas
ure to serve.
The army is composed principally of Infantry.
cavalry, iipht artillery, ooaat artillery and en
fineer Midlers. Each of theaa branches or
arms of the service has its grades, from that of
Private soldier through • M-ronimis»ioned offi
cer ar. . < ommissioned officer to that of colonel.
Of a:: the arms the three Brat mentioned offer
jrobabiy to the young eoldie'r most in the way
ef act:\.- ,ir.d varied service. The cavalrymen
*wi the light artillerymen ride, so these arms
*n best for bm who j. .c a fo/idness for and a
knowledge of hoieer
To er.iitt in the feiViy a man must be between
*•• ages of twenty-one and thirty-five yearn.
He ieum 1^ unmarried, «>f good character and
*>*biu, iMa bodied and free from disease. He
ft a«t4. be a citiren af the United States, or
***c and* legal declaration of his intention to
become a i Mlai ii. and must be able to epeak,
"•fl and Write th»- Knglish language. The term
*f eervice is three years. At its expiration the
•»ldi*-r who has served faithfully is honorably
•■fca.l. and paeefvaa travel pay ample to
c *fjr h:::, i,, the pla^e where he enlisted.
*or tht private soldier the army offers steady
*°^ oootinttoua inuilnjimai at good wages.
*iea these, with his other allowances, are com-
M *<l with what is received by men in many
* aJ of civil life. The soldier is paid 513 a
Ssoa th for the fir^t two years, $14 a month for
*» third year. J?ls a month for the fourth
*•"■. and after five years he receives
•* * month. Still further increases of
*** are civen foi each five yeara of con
tJaac eervice thereafter. In addition to this
"* he receives a bountiful daily ration, an
*W* clothing allowance, bedding, medicines
*^ medical attendance when sltk. also fuel.
*Bkti and other needed supplies— hi fact, all the
fj^ary living expenses of the soldier during
7*«trvice are frayed by the Rovernment. On
j°* completion of thirty years' service all en
**** men have the right <>f retirement from
***» service, and thereafter are paid monthly
iis of their pay. together with the
l "* t y value of the aOawaM aa to which they
***• lattued 'at the date af retirement. The
**■» is then under no further duty obliga-
J**><*a<l ii, free to work or do for himself as he
officers receive the same
•* n *ral allowances of clothing and other sup-
V** *• do privates, but greater pay. ranging
/**> 115 to $40 a month in the higher grades.
-r** conduct, attention to duty and a soldierly
*•"*» are certain to bring to every private
•*Jler tht ngj-.rd and affection of his officers
a Promotion to the non-commissioned ofllcer
[•* fle - la thl? grade many soldiers make the
J*** their life profession, especially non-com-
I gy'-q sug oSleera. who rarely leave until
- 5 »>U« ajalned the rlgiit of retirement.
h * sov.-rtuneat alao x>rovide3 other Induce
ments which K'i to the soldier's comfort, enter
talnment and ■elf-Improvement. Libraries are
maintained at all the large posts, and also p st
schoota, which enable any soldier so ■'.•
of cost, a fair English •■■ni' .■ •
tion. To soldiers who have h knowledge of
trades opportunity is often offered for adding to
their savings by doing extra duty, for which
they are well paid. Not th" leasi of the ad
tea given the soldier is the Inducement
held ou: to alni to say.- his money. The law
gives him th<- right of depositing his savings
with the government, and these on discharge
sn paid back to him with Interest at the rate of
4 per <•< lit per annum. It not infrequently hap
pens that soldiers after a term of service leave
th>- arm} with snug auma sufficient to establish
them In Independent A soldier who
really wishes to save money can deposit with
t!,.- government the j;r'-ntfi- part of his pay
without at all Inconveniencing himself.
To the more ambitious young man. with a
good education, who is desirous of serving as a.
eommlssioned officer, the career of an officer is
open. Vacancies in the grade of second lieu
tenant in the infantry, cavalry and artillery are
filled as follows: From graduates of the United
States ililitary Academy, from enlisted men of
the army found duly qualified, and from civil
Ufe Appointments under the last method are
tew, save in unusual times, such as the recent
reorganization and increase of 'he army. The
first two methods are the normal ways of secur
ing commissions. A civilian to be eligible for
appointment must be a citizen of the T'nited
States, unmarried, between twenty-one and
twenty-Reven years of age. and must be ex
amined a:id approved as to habits, moral char
acter, mental and physical ability, education
and general litneES for the aervlce. The educa
tional qualifications required for an appoint
ment are those embraced in a good English
education, together with a good knowledge of
constitutional and international law.
To-day the army has among its commissioned
force many splendid officers who nave secured
tht-ir commissions from the ranks. Promotion
is made only after careful examination, mental
ayalcaL Enlisted applicants for commis
sion must be unmarried and between twenty
and thirty years old. All are very carefully ex
smined by two different boards of officers at
an interval of several months, with a view to
testing thoroughly tll( ' ir fttness for the duties
of an ofhv<-r smd of giving ample time I
quire into their moral character, before
they become soldiers as well as during their ser-
Their examination is competitive in form,
those nnclly coming out highest being asslKiied
to such vacancies as may exist. The mental
examination Includes a good knowledge of the
Knplish language and ability to speak, read arid
write jt with facility and correctness; also math
ematks. geography, history, constitutional and
international law. as well as drill regulations
and allied sahjecta connected with the service
of the candidate.
To enter the Military Academy and be gradu
ated from it, the necessary qualifications are
a sound body and constitution, suitable prepara
tion, good natural capacity, an aptitude for
study and industrious habits. No candidate is
admitted who is under seventeen or over twenty
two years old. Each Congress district and Ter
ritory is entitled to have one cadet at the
academy; each State is also entitled to have two
cad-ts from the State at large, and forty are
appointed from th«- United States at large. All
appointments are made by the President. The
appointments from Congress districts from Ter
ritories and from States at large are made on
the recommendation of the respective United
States Representatives and Senators. The law
requires that the candidate nominated must be
an actual resident of the State or Territory from
which the appointment is made. The appoint
ments from the country at large are made by
the President of the United States on his own
selection, and are usually given to the sons of
army and navy officers who. from their chang
ing duties, acquire no permanent residence, and
have in consequence no opportunity to secure
appointments in the ordinary way. In recent
years the President's appointments have almost
all been given to the sons of officers, the ma
jority to boys whose fathers have been killed in
battle or who have succumbed to wounis or
disease in service. The appointments of Sen
ators and Representatives are frequently given
direct, and at other times to young men who
i. contestants in competitive ex
tlott This matter is in their own hand*,
as no law governs It. For all appointments a
Meond and third candidate are usually selected
an alternates, m order that the existing vacancy
may surely be Oiled. The Ugh school course
Of the country fairly represents the best mental
preparation need, d for entrance, and. in fact,
under a regulation recently adopted graduates
f public high schools may be accepted on cer
tlncate of preparedness in lieu of the usual
mental examination. While at West Point, a
cadet receives $500 a year and one ration a day.
which is commuted at 30 cents. The total is
an allowance of $60950. and within this amount
he is required to live, the sum being sufficient
with economy to cover the entire cost of his
maintenance and provide for hi» equipment on
Graduated cadets are assigned as second lieu
tenants In the army. Those who are graduated
highest are allowed to have a choice of the va
cancies existing in the different arms; the next
highest take ahe next choice, and ao on. Uaual
fy'thUlt th. head of a grad uating^ class se
i leot aervto. In the engineer*, while the others
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HEMSTITCHED LINEN PILLOW CASES,
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BEDROOM AND BATH TOWELS,
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Cloths, Tray Cloths, Doylies, Scarfs, Bed Spreads, Shams,
Sheets, Pillow Cases, &c.
Le Boutilikr Brothers
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fhoose assignments in the artillery, cavalry and
infantry. Individual prefejencea for one branch
of the service often Influence the i hoice. The pay
>tf a second lieutenant assigned to the it faptry or
artillery Is M.4<»o a year; $100 more a year is
Klyen to those who go Into the mounted ■-■
The officer, however has no allowances like the
soldier, and is not supplied with food or cloth-
Ing by the government. He must purchase from
his pay his uniform and other clothing; in fa<-t.
everything pertaining to his equipment. « • 1 1 1 -
cera of the army do nol mow rich on
salary- The latter Increases gradually as the
officer attains ' Ighei rank and as his years of
service Increase The paj of :i brigadier gen
eral is only .VY. ">'"• a yeai a Bmall salary com
pared to those given In modern bu
HOME OF EX-GOVERNOR PHINEA3 C. LOTJNSBI7RY, AT RIDGEFIELD, COSS.
An officer's position, however, Is secure and
continuous on good behavior, and the fact that
he la able ;i t sixty-four years of age to retire
on three-fourths of the pay lie is then receiving
asier for him to live on his salary
during his active service. Under the present
ible !kws p young man entering the army
at from twenty • My-five years of age,
if his conduct be «"<, I and he be attentive to
his duty, can count on eventually attaining th>^
rank of colonel, the pay of which grade is
.54.."".«M> a year.
The duties of officers are exacting, and too
full of responsible work to permit them adding
to their pay by engaging also In other work.
They must, as s rule, content themselves with
th»- allowances they receive. The impression,
sometimes expressed, that the office is one of
much leisure, is erroneous, and will disappear
when th»- subject is inquired into. For the offi
cer, as with men in every other profession, suc
cess means hard and persistent effort. In peace
times an officer can always resign, and occa
sionally some leave the army for more lucrative
civilian positions, to till which their training
and the line of their duty give them a si—'ial
aptitude. Sw li opportunities at times seek offi
cers, and when embraced generally result suc
cessfully from a financial point of view.
officers enjoy many social advantages both In
official and unofficial life. In the latter, as is
rightly the case, it rests with the officer his
bearing and worth- whether the welcome usual
ly extende.l to him by cultured and refined peo
ple is contiuu-. l and developa Into frlendi hip.
The army social life is most attractive. Every
considerable station his its rounds of amuse
ment, and nowhere else are more enduring
friendships made of the kind that "share sor
rows and joys alike."
Until the Spanish war, probably weightier ar
guments existed in favor of that against mar
rying. Now the Question of matrimony is quite
different, especially for junior officers. Nearly
all officers must count on foreign service, much
of which will tie iJ; parts where wives cannot
be allowed to accompany their husbands and
where the government cannot rightly be expect
eil t > furnish quarters suitable for families. Th>?
household must then be divided during this eer
vice. Aside from important questions bearing
on the efficiency that separation of this
kind Involves, a young officer's salary is not
e<juul to such a demand, and this fact alone, if
no outside Income exists, should deter hi;n from
marrying un:il he can provide properly for a
In conclusion, the army offers an honorable
career for soldiers and officers, and the pro
vision the gox'ernment makes for them Is fair.
At no previous time In its history has such
varied and interesting service been open to Its
soldiers, and never before have the officers had
broader fields for employment or more favorable
opportunities for distinction.
Ml'illT SOT BOTHER HIM.
Frcm the Philadelphia Press.
"Well " said the cheerful wife, who thought she
had a soprauo voice. "if the worst comes to the
worst I could keep the wolf from the door by
6 "i don't doubt that would do It," replied her pes
nlmlstlo husband, "but suppose th« wolf should
oappen to toe UeafT" .•.>■- — • -— ; r
TWO OF LOI WSB CRY FA MIL V
BAVE PRESIDED OVER
DESTINIES OF CON
Rtdgefkld, ■ 'onn- N •■■ - ' Pew. Indeed.
:irt . t >- ■ ■■'■■ given to ■ Stats
•i! one family. And I
r the Gov< rnorship of any
' public (1
EX-GOVERXOR GEORGE) E. LOUXSBUR V AXD HIS PRIZE YOKE OF OXEX.
There have been families In whl.^h there were
brothers who feacheil the Governor's chair in dn*« '
ferent States, notably the Kinr brothers in N>t*»*
Jersey and New-York, but in no State in the Union
siive Connecticut, it is asserted, have there beea
two brothers from the same town who have occu
pied the highest position ihut it is within 'no
power of the people of the Btate to atre.
Th« Lounsbury brothers, Paineas C. an.! Oaoige
i:.. bear the distinction o< being the only brothers
who have been elected as chief executives
same Btate. Pliineas C. Lounsbury wa^ Governor
of Connecticut from 1881 to Oat, Ten years later
his brother, George K. Lounsbury, was elected to
the sarr.e office, 1W931 W 93 to 1901.
Ridpefield. a historic and picturesque town
near the New- York State line, is the native placa
of the two brothers who have graced the Govern
or's chair with their presence. They were farm
er boys, and though one Is to-day a wealthy bank
president and the other a prosperous manufacturer
both understand every detail of the work on the
farm. Iloth attribute much of their success in life
to the training they received while boys working
on the farm. It was there they learned the les
sons of frugality ami perseverance which held
them In good stead when they came in contact
with the sharp competition that prevails In
the centres of population and which the rural dis
trict knows nothing of. but which, etrangely
enough, fits the boys it sends out to ngbt the battle
of life, with tha equipment needed to achieve suc
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Dinner Gowns, £ aa h ng l^ - iZ -'T) '". $200 to $500
Dinner Jackets, i^tS^'T&^^lsis, $150
Tailor Suits, both velvet and doth. .... -$85, $300
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Fancy Tailored Suits ||3sij||»l|f $65, $175
Walking Suits, £." §■? ha^\ and " a I $35, $60
Whit** Crmtc * or <"»tternoon and evening wear, all
• VillLC WUdls shades o: white, plain, lace and fur <£ C C C") 7"
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HEADDRESSES, French ideas, .'.... $2.50 to $12.00
FANCY NECKWEAR, GLOVES AND FANS.
Phtneaa I.ounshury was born in ISJ'>. Bta educa
tion was acquired in the common schools, and. after
leaving the farm, he secured a position tn a shoe
store in New-York City. Ho was in business with
his brother in New-Haveq when the Civil War
broke out and he became a private in the Rtn Con
necticut Regiment, but. owing to sickness, he was
obliged to return home In four months. He was
honorably discharged and recommended for a pen
sion. But Mr. Lounsbury refused to accept this.
His first experience in political '•■•■ was when he
tented his native town of RldKefield in las
legislature in 1874 From that time on until hi was
nominated by acclamation for Governor on the X- -
(Mibllcan ticket Mr Lounabory was a prominent
factor In Stat»; politics. His administration m Gov
ernor was characterized by its wholesome an.i con
servative poUdea He is a lifelong and consistent
member of the Methodlsi Episcopal Church. His
business connections are almost entirely in New-
York City, where he has been, for the last fifteen
years the presWeat-of the Merchants' Exchange
National Bank, but he has always kept his resl
df-nce in the town where he was born. His large
mansion in the centre of the village, surrounded by
eim and oak trees and smooth lawns, is one of the
most attractive homes in Rldgefleld.
Bat of the two brothers It \a George E. I.ouns
bury who is the more picturesque and "close to
th* soil" of his aattve, rolling hills. The "Ked
Apple Governor" this second I.ounsbury boy is
frequently called, for if there Is one thing ex-Gov
trnof George prides hhns«-if on It Is his crimson
sktasjsjd Baldwins and bi» Northern Spy*. With
roats the coloi of the western sky when the sun
ts pettinx OB an October afternoon.
The l^ounsbury fsialrj ara all lone lived, the
father of the two Governors dying at the age of
elghtr-dght, and th«ir mother at the age of eighty
seven. The 01.l folk lived to see oae son. Phlneas.
Governor of Connecticut, but the> J!<l aol have tae
additional happiness of string another son, Geotfjs,
fleeted Governor of the same State.
Ex-Governor George Looßsbury Byes on the old
Ijbunsbury homestead, fully two mile-* and a half
out tn the country from the centre Of RMgefleUL
Away up en the tiptop of one of the ridges which
gives the town its name the old fashioned frame
house, setting low on the ground and shaded by
plnes nd hickories. Is monarch of nearly all it
surveys for allies about, for the Lounsbury home
1 EX-'iOVEKN ■:•: rii --! AS I.OLNSBURT I
NOVEMBER o. .002.
stead consists of many acres. On a clear <lay from
the back door of the house one can see clearly
Long Island Sound aa4 the white sails of the ves
gels. From the front of the house, away toward
Redding Ridge, eaa be seen Putnam Park, waer-j
General Putnam, was encasaped in Revolutionary
The grove of shellbark hickory trees In front of
the house supplies nuts lbs the two ex-Governors
"We call the place the 'Hickories' now. but when
father and mother were alive ir was only callotl
home." said, ex-Governor George.
The story of how ex-Governor George Lounsbury
came to be called the "Red Apple Governor" h.i-»
been told many times around Connecticut firesides,
for every member of the General Assembly duri:-.-j
that term became intimately acquainted with thd
big red apples that grew on the Lounshury home
stead. Or.c. oJ the Senators in that term from th»»
opposite end si the State from that in which
Governor Lounsbury lived brought a fine barrel
of red apples to the Capitol cloak room in Hart
ford one day. and every member was treated to.
an apple. This Senator had heard of Governor
Lounsbury's apples and he made It <t point to
present him with a basket of as rine apples aa ono
"They are fine apples," said Governor Lounsbury.
A few ilays later there was another barrel of
apples in the cloak room at the Capitol. They were
from Governor Lounsbury's Ridgefteld farm. Every
one «a»a red one. and such apples no member of,
a Connecticut General Assembly had ever laid
eyes ssj before, and they do know what fine apples
are in Connecticut, too. The apples which th»
Governor had sent to the daali room were the pick
of his apple crop that year, and 'or special __
the apple kingdom they surpassed anything Joe
rich red color and uniformity ever seen si the
sa«e-* of the General Assembly. The barrel oi as>
ftta that had assa ssai previously to the cloak,
room by the S»-t:ator from the opposite end of tT>!
St.it..- looked quite small when compared with
those in the Governor's kam I After that Governor
Lounsbury was calieu the "Red Apple Governor."
A recent vtattor it the Lounsbury homestead at
apple plekteg its found the ex-GorcRKNC out in
flu- orchard superintending the picking of the ap
ples. Ie seemed to know the peculiarities of every
tree In the orchard, whether it produced fine flav
ored fruit or only ordinary.
■■There's a tree we Just picked ten barrels from,**
remarked the man who had been made famous as
the greatest apple raiser tn the State. "There 1 *
one that will y!eid seven Ivtrre'.s and h-»re in this
corner is a North Spy tree that bears the rv-e^
apples of the kind In th- State for .lavor. " "rich
coloring and uniformity. I wiQ hare iCout two
hundreil barrels of apples thid year Do ] sell
tht-ra" So, sir. I never soil a barrel of applea in
my l!f'- I Rive them to my frit-mis. What lo Ido
with ihn windfalls an<! th>- ones I do not keep?
Oh, I make just two barrels of ci.'.^r each fall, one
for vinegar ar.d the other fr>r bottling- T» make
good elder is quite an art. I take one-half Russ-ns
and the other half Da.t wins. ar<l the ci ier they
make is as clear an<i sparkine as champagne "
Ex-Governor Lounsbu'-y hokls to the <«;d fash
ioned simple methods of DTtns a* m-nrly aa he
can ar^l still enjoy the conveniences of life. There
la no telephone in his houpo. an I Mrs. Lour.sbury
says her husband for some reason that she cannot
quite understand Is opposed to placing one there.
In his library on the northeastern corner of the
house, where the early morning . sun streams in
one window and the squirrels can be sesa from
the other in the hickories in front of the house,
are many of the souvenirs and mementoes of tlse
two years Mr. Lounsbury was Governor of Con
"Of all the tokens that I have of those dajrs."
said Mr. Lounsbury with feeling". *"h<?/e i- the one
I priae most highly."
It Is a cane made from a | leee of the flagpole at
the Soldiers* Home. Noroton. One of th*» veterans
carved upon it th^ St.it>- ("apitol. the Connecticut
seal. Admiral George Dewey's b«?t and a number
of other emblem* relating rr> State ■ r national
events. The handle is of *;->l(l and eaesi one of
the old solrtlerst contributed a little toward buytea
It and having It suitably Inscribed.
"It isn't so much the worth of the cane." saafl
Mr. Lounsbury. "but It is th* sentiment aasssjaaat
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