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MOTHERHOOD Stable Compound to V'$“ Her Health wasb —“ After I was ,,, well for a long time and a good deal of the time was not 8l,’e to go about. Our greatest desire was to have a child in our home and one day my husband Came back from < tvn with a bottle ! l.ydia E. Pink tam's Vegetable i m pound and wanted me to try it. It brought relief . . -— from my troubles. ]th so I could do my t i, ye a little one, all via E. Pinkham’s : ■ mid. —Mrs. 0. S. Ellensburg, Wash, n everywhere who •heir homes yet are . on account of r which in most . :d to Lydia E. i 'inpound. . t give up hope is wonderful - pedal advice . .Medicine Co., it , ■ of 40 years ervice. Utter' From France. .vrites as follows lo 1,1 Bramhall: v k, July 30, ’18. »£'' supper and will to the Y. M. C. W e had a good sup .i \ beans, which ,vi slices of white .Ittage pudding , k1 coffee. That is an I ali the food is We iio not always as the above, hut it . ps shipped here. , ong to hear a Dr. ! very interesting. lit is yuite a eeleb imme for himself r He is very op car and believes it I he Y. M C. A. : we have been. We ■ ! an entertainment lr helps to pass | . 1 nreak the monotony i . . doing general work .; soon begin con-; pjo; ■- mderstand. .i>' lay we have been > of us took advant- ; ■Jay and went to a j y. it seven miles from j boys and myself j .. fine time The most famous summer is sometimes called France.” We went .tier was line There .- the pier and we got Lie;:. wenty cents. They j m oiid lemonade. The j c; . i ry good and was the :v £ ranee that seemed : ■f our bands played a e:. 1 • rnoon, which was1 ir: ‘ the French people. y... ci .i'ii or anything we v iit with the French pi: very cordial to us all. bF . a trench soldier who IF : is now out of the :t the United States V Fram e as much alter ■ in, for France would y.v -Ms of doing things. . -;d at our efficiency with which we do is .n the war two and . wo thinks the war i, Colby, who has knout one year as a Field Artillery, Bat n and 51 Brigade, lf‘ lias been in the hos He says that he for the past two -d the best of treat kind attention. The d bear date of July j 3rd. All the par es injuries or why he • Mlal were censored or | ref rred to bging under Ham length ot time and erased. He refers to Wl'k head and says that his lErt nl . .eg and that he hopes (r e. He thinks the In next spring. He r - not to worry and says now. The inquiries c.i conditions, of relatives 's that he is ever mindful ■o>c ,,-fr but ]K g|a(j jjjg rf war. He fails to re l ; i. i.i,!fl\ and urges all to write j. 7 news and letters. Mr. J™? “ee" ’ France almost a year the country and peo 1 mu as with others, the need l 11 d'ers t lie freedom of writing 1 ■ iL ’ w of this city, now in f,, ' with Battery E. of . A. E. F., writes rela K and getting on well. Eg 11 home next spring as k',' ' - tu the world war are "d ai the time of writ es1; He is repairing auto I jj 1 in,', in the least dan 11,., '-ad a statement made nian, who had just lt ad says the war can’t >pi, " as ihe Germans are I*. He says he umpired a !l md that it was seme ne He was to make He' ' lor-n auto trucks that ' Pn'.rinj; (titrate A ,, . t; atos, Co. A. 101st U. 1 "as written the following f ' r Ins mother in Dark lit,.,.. i Joubtediy before this yov hat 1 have been wound Rd , l ;<' under the head oi ply j.„. , e fact is, I have beer pt gh„„. ’ 80 do not worry, I will be put| t.J' ,mt will have to keer dot si * *'eek8 lhai tinif ■ |'"urs °i Has and by the ene ”1 »er, 'f Wll°d where we were lo Mi'u 1‘ niuch filled with the [t# soni. -V ',ur gas masks are O Rkeni on , u,s got a little before put Biheri, uf] °nd a little more after tak lucky n tlle whole we were more \han we ![*|,y think!!ev-e gas has been throwr ^‘“S of th ln one Place since the ,hs. them i»LtWar’ lllan ‘t was there , v DiorfS"rt ary chance of me get 1 counle of l 1 h for the present as hundred miles from thr land of gas shells. I don’t Know just where l am located but it is somewhere in the hills of Southern France. It is not far from Vichy, and it is a beautiful country about fourteen hundred feet above the sea level. I am told that there are some of the most wonderful mineral springs here that can be found in any part of the world. 1 have certainly been ravelling around some in the last six weeks and had only been back to the company five days when I was gassed. I think this will prove to be the best place I have struck yet. Everyone is mighty pleasant and do everything they can for our comfort. The hospital is located in what used to be a private sanitorium. I am in one of the front buildings and from what I can see from the window, and also inside the building, it is hard to believe that I am not in the U. S. There are only three beds in the room, everything is new and made in America and what we have to eat is very good, and good food is one thing a fellow appreciates after returnjng from the lines. I was very anxious about Malcolm, his outfit was in the thickest of the big fight, and what his chances were for coming out with a whole hide, so you can imagiue what a relief it was on receiving a letter from him saying he was O. K.. He has been through several hells and came out without a burn. You spoke about an other Red Cross campaign. I wish you could see the work they are doing over here. 1 didn’t realize they were doing much until 1 came to the hospital, but they are doing wonders all over the coun try. The Y. M. C. A. are doing good work, but the Salvation Army can have my vote any old time and 1 wish the peo ple at home knew about the work they are doing. Its a shame they haven’t any more money to work with. If a fellow should go two or three days without any thing to eat and waa broke and drifted •»toa Salvation Army he would be treat i e“, e * king. I received a few letters while back at the front, but not all of them. Letters are the only thing that keeps a fellow going and they help a ( whole lot here. Love to all, Lant, Red Cross Base Hospital No. 20. -- - DESERVES A COLD MEDAL FOR THIS Cincinnati authority tells how to dry up any corn or callus so it lifts right off. ^ ou corn-pestered men and women need suffer no longer. Wear the shoes that nearly killed you before, says this Cincinnati authority, because a few1 drops of freezone applied directly on a tender, aching corn stops soreness at once and soon the corn loosens so it can be lifted right out, root and all, without a bit of pain. A quarter of an ounce of freezone costs very little at any drug store, but is suf ficient to take off every hard or soft corn or callus. This should be tried, as it is inexpensive and is said not to inflame or even irritate the surrounding tissue or skin. If your wrife wears high heels she will be glad to know' of this. Mrs. Tarbox Honored. Ida M. W right, the G. A. R. Press Correspondent of Ililnois, has forwarded to The Journal the following clipping from the Chicago Herald in regard to Mrs. Mary Reardon Tarbox of Fryeburg, a former Belfast girl: Mrs. Wallace Reed Tarbox, National President Ladies of the Gra“d Army of the Republic,was given a most *P®y" ed reception Saturday evenl??rBat JSfl)"* Salle Hotel in Chicago. Mrs. Tarbox and her husband were enroute for Port end, Oregon, where the National conven tion of the G. A. K. is to be held and the numerous friends of the National Presi dent improved the brief stopover of their chief to show in a delightfully impromptu manner their appreciation and esteem for her. Mrs. Tarbox is conceded to have made the most wonderful record of any of the brilliant Presidents their grand or ganization has ever had. Her deep pa triotic love, born in her, being a daughter of a veteran has made her a natural per son to be invented with the power she has had this year, to accomplish through the seventy thousand women of which she is the leader such a marvelous amount of work for the boys across as well as those preparing to go. Her sweet and iragnetic manner has won for her the love of all who have listened to her many appeals that have been made from Maine to California during the last three months. Mrs Tarbox have made many engage ments to speak before different organiza tions after her return from Oregon, line is working beyond her strength but feels it her duty to continue. Maine has reason to be proud of the grand work one of her daughters have accomplished. Mr. and Mrs. Tarbox left Chicago Sunday even ing with the commander-in-chief and his official party. Wentworth Reunion. The 35th reunion of the Wentworth familv will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Wentworth, Lincolnville Center on the second Wednesday in Sep tember If stormy, the next fair day. Mrs. C, p. Wentworth, Sec’y. WALDO COUNTY STATE OF MAINE. List ot Candidates to be voted for in the County of Waldo at the State Election, September 9, 1918. Penalty for wilfully defacing, tearing down or destroying a list of candidates or a specimen ballot, five to one hundred dollars fine. FRANK MT. BALL, Secretary of State. To vote a straight party ticket, place a cross (X) in the square above the party group of candidates for whom you desire to vote; or omit the cross (X) in the large square above the party group and place a cross (X) in each one of the small squares at the right of the names of the respective candi dates in the party column. To vote other than a straight party ticket, omit the cross (X) in the large square at the head ot the column and place a cross (X) in the small square at the right of the names of such candidates as you wish to vote for in any of the party columns. If the name of a candidate of your choice is not on the ballot, strike out the name under the designation of the office in any of the columns, write m the new name and place a cross (X) in the square at the right. As an optional method of voting other than the straight party ticket, place a cross (X) in the large souare at the top of the column, strike out the name of any candidate thereunder whom you do not wish to vote for, and if you wish to vote for the candidate of another party for that office, place a cross (X) in the square at "the right of his name as printed in any other column. If you wish to vote for a candidate whose name is not on the ballot, strike out the name printed under the designation ot the office in the column at the head of which you have placed the cross and write in the new name in the blank space underneath. . . , r, , , Stickers will not be counted unless placed on the ballot by authority ot the Secretary ot State to correct an error or to fill a vacancy- ____ SPECIMEN BALLOT republican For United States Senator | BERT Nl. FERNALD, Poland___ For Governor CARL E. MILLIKEN, Augusta __ * '_____—- " For State Auditor ROY L. WARDWELL, Augusta_ _ for Representative to Congress JOHN A. PETERS, Ellsworth__ For State Senator JAMES J. CLEMENT, Montville____ For County Attorney RALPH I. MORSE, Belfast F or Clerk of Courts JAMES H. CILLEY, Waldo For Judge of Probate ELLERY BOWDEN, Winterport_ For Register of Deeds EDWARD EVANS, Waldo_ - r -- For Sherill FRANK A. CUSHMAN, Montville_ |For County Commissioner ORRIS S. VICKERY, Belfast For County Treasurer CLIFFORD J. PATTEE, Belfast For Representatives to Legislature HODGDON C. BUZZELL, Belfast WILMOT L. GRAY, Troy BENJAMIN F. COLCORD, Searsport CHARLES S. ADAMS, Searsmont WALTER A COWAN, Winterport ■ J DEMOCRAT For United States Senator ELMER E. NEWBERT, Augusta ! For Governor BERTRAND G. McINTlRE, W’aterford For State Auditor CHARLES B. DAY, Richmond For Representative to Congress EDWARD CHASE, Baring —- ■ - For State Senator '— WT. H. MORRISON, Stockton Springs ___ j For County Attorney FRED W. BROWN, Belfast __ ___ For Clerk of Courts | GEORGE I. KEATING, Belfast ___ For Judge of Probate FRANK I. WILSON, Belfast_ _ For Register of Deeds DANIEL B. PLUMMER, Brooks ___ I For Sheriff CHARLES O. DICKEY, Northport „ For County Commissioner FRED A. McALLISTER, Burnham _ .For County Treasurer LYNWOOD B. THOMPSON, Belfast ___ j i For Representatives to Legislature DEXTER T. CLEMENTS, Belfast ALFRED L. ESTES, Troy GEORGE B. ROBERTS, Brooks, CHARLES A. PHILLIPS, Palermo E. L. SPRAGUE, Islesboro I . . GOV. MILLIKEN i ! FLAYS CRITICS i _ Characterizes Opponents of I War Program as Polit | icai Profiteers MAKES PLAIN STAND QF ADMINISTRATION Complete Support Given Na tional Go^er m.nt —Affairs . Conducted on Business Basis —How Maine Has Made Good Augusta, Aug. 24.—Before a gather ing of 3000 Republicans at Island park this noon, Governor Carl E. Milllken gave his first political speech since his inauguration In January 1917. The ad dress followed a well nigh universal request from newspapers and citizens In general that the Chief Executive reply to some of the criticisms that had been made of his administration. Governor Milliken did reply and he used no soft words In describing the attacks made upon the war program of the State by men whom he referred to as “polltioal profiteers”. Republicans were present from all parts of Maine. There wae a general get-together in the morning and at noon a big lunch of beans baked In the ground was served. Governor Mll llken spoke Immediately afterwards. He said: “Much has happened since we met two years ago at a similar gathering In the open air honored then as now by the presence of our distinguished fel low-citlsen of the town of Wayne who Is so ably guiding the destinies of the great state of Pennsylvania. “Then, we were in the midst of an active political campaign. Now, the people rightly feel little interest in pol itics and have little patience to hear the claims of rival candidates except as the choice of public servants may help or hinder the one purpose which we have at heart: that is, the vigor ous prosecution of the war. “As a great American has recently well said: 'Importunity is not the noblest price to pay for office and It was never more ignoble than now. The Importance of the personal for tunes of each one of us is wholly dwarfed. Poor time it Is to drag out personal claims Into the day and shriek out one’s virtues for the passer by.' “I have felt that our election in Maine, like all other political ques tions during the war, should be de termined according to the voters’ Judgment of the effect of their action upon the war program of the nation, and that In their intense absorption with necessary war activities the peo ple might well be spared the usual po litical hurly-burly and the shoutings of rival candidates. FALSE STORIES TOLD “It appears, however, that, relying upon this announced policy of the pres ent administration and beguiled no doubt by the intensity of their craving for public office, certain gentlemen have been Industriously going about the state for the past five or six weeks spreading stories which they knew to be untrue and seeking especially to foment unrest and dissatisfaction in the minds of the people in regard to the administration in this state of the various acts of Congress and regula tions of the War Department which are absolutely essential to the recruit ing and equipment of our army. "Now so long as these gentlemen confine themselves to personal attack upon me or even to an attempt at re viving the acrimony and bitterness of partisanship which have been forgot- < ten in Maine since the war began I am j reasonably content to let them go j their way unhindered. In following such a course they do not represent the sober good judgment of the great mass of voters in their own party. In raising the cry of partisanship at a time when the hearts of our people are strained to the breaking point these gentiemen are showing the same de gree of tact which a politician would display in seizing upon the occasion when a crowd had gathered for a fu neral in order to address the assembly upon his qualifications as a prospec tive office-holder. “And I have even suffered In silence their attempts to mislead the people in regard to the management of those activities where the present State ad ministration represents, not the gov ernment of Maine, but the War De partment and the Government of the United States, for it la my duty above everything else to see to it that the or ders of the War Department are car ried out smoothly and efficiently in Maine and no political danger to my self could Justify my engaging in dis cussions of the unjust criticism of the administration of military laws so; long as there was a possibility that the smooth operation of this highly Important and delicate machinery might be better served by my silence. TIME TO SPEAK OUT. “The time has come, however, when In the interest of the military laws themselves these unreasonable and unjust criticisms ought no longer to go unchecked for repeated criticism of those charged with the administra tion of the law cannot fail to arouse popular distrust of the law Itself. ThlB Is not my view alone; It is shared by my superiors In Washington who are charged with the important duty of administering these same laws throughout the Nation. “I have thought it proper, therefore, to leave my public duties long enough to discuss frankly and as briefly as possible some of the features of the operation of this delicate and compli cated machine into whose gear boxes some gentlemen have lately been throwing sand In the course of their campaign for public office. “The very heart of our military sys tem le the so-called selective service draft law. Iti conception, Its prompt enactment by Congress and Its admin istration by the War Department through the state government* of the various states will be recorded In hie tory-as one of the crowning achieve ment# in thla great war. Neither in Its enactment nor In Its administra tion has it ever been In the slightest degree a partisan measure. It was only passed by a narrow margin in tbe National House of Representatives with 1S1 Republicans and 4* Demo crats voting 'yes’ and with 89 Repub lic-"* ana 1M Democrats voting ‘noV In this, as Th an other measures es sential for the prosecution of the war, our Maine delegation in Washington stood loyally by the Government of the United States and voted in favor of the bill. We now know that any con siderable delay In the passage of the bill would have brought serious dan ger to the cause of the Allies and that failure to pass it at that session of Congress would have brought utter ruin. “The law operates through local and district boards nominated by the gov ernors of the states and appointed by the President. The governor of a state has nothing whatever to do with the decisions of the boards after they are appointed and in transmitting rules and regulations to them for their guidance acts merely through the ad jutant general's office as the represen tative of the War Department In Washington. I ask you to note this point carefully because recently In the Interests of certain candidates, if not by the candidates themselves, a sys tematic attempt has been made to cre ate the impression in the minds of the people that the decision as to which men should go to war rested entirely with the Governor and that those who have gone have been sent because of his personal caprice. INEQUALITIES OF CLASSIFICA TION. "Some time ago it became apparent that different local boards were fol lowing different rules In classifying married men for military service. Speaking In general terms, four local boards had put practically all their married men in class four while the remaining twenty boards had followed the regulations more nearly and had classified married registrants in class four or in a higher class according to whether the family of the registrant seemed inoapable or capable of com fortable financial support if the reg istrant should enter the service. “In the effort to correot this inequal ity, the authorities at Washington sug gested to the adjutant general's office that a general appeal might be taken from the local boards to the district boards in all alass four cases. It was suggested that an order for (similar ap peals was under consideration for the entire country. In his desire to carry out promptly every suggestion of the War Department the adjutant general prepared an order of this kind anti sent It to the government appeal agents of some of the boards. At this point the matter came to my attention and I had the order withdrawn and in structed the adjutant general that we would not issue such an order in this state so long as the matter came mere ly as a suggestion from Washington, but only in the event of definite or ders from Washington. “Some weeks later the definite order did come from Washington together with the statement that it was pro posed to issue the same order to all the states and the same order was in fact issued to many of them if not to all of them. “I not only did not initiate or sug gest this procedure But now that the order is no longer in force I am free to say that I did not and do not ap prove of it and the fact that General Crowder and his associates later re scinded the order shows that they finally decided it was unwise and that the desired results could be secured in another way. ORDER FROM WASHINGTON. “You will note, however, that the order was given by Washington and passed along to the local boards and appeal agents like any other military Order, that while it was In force the ad jutant general and myself were In duty bound to carry It out in Maine and to refrain from discussing Its wis dom or unwisdom. “You will note also that the order was never a re-classificatlon order but only directed that decisions of the lo cal boards In class four eases be re viewed by the district boards and re classified as occasion might require In cases where the local board was found to be in error Neither the Governor por the adjutant general have ever had any authority to direct decisions ;OT to Influence decisions of either lo cal or district boards and no such at tempt has ever been made in any In stance. "Any statement to the contrary shows either gross Ignorance of the law or a deliberate Intention to de ceive. Had the order remained in force these cases would all have been reviewed by district boards upon which were sitting such well known and re spected Democrats as Judge F. Wade Halliday of Newport, Judge William H. Newell of Lewiston and Mr. Leslie Mclntire of East Waterford. HOW DEPENDENCY WAS DE TERMINED. “At the time when the so-called re classification order was issued from Washington, we were compelled to treat any aid which would be paid by tt city or town to the relatives of a reg istrant under the provisions of Chapter 276. Laws of 1917. as part of the reve nue to be considered In determining whether his family could be main tained in his absence If he were sent to war. The fact that Maine Is one of the very few slates in the Union which compel the payment of aid by cities and towns to the families of sol diers and Bailors created a situation where the generosity of the Legislat ure in this respect would result In our proportion of class two registrants be jing larger than In the average state. 'This came about, of course, because the payment of as much as $40 a month to a family from this source would orten mane me ainerence De tween dependence and Independence and would therefore place the regis trant in oiass two where In the aver age state he would be in class four. It was not competent for either the ad jutant general or the Governor to ar gue with their military superiors from Washington about this regulation. W'a ; asked General Crowder's office three separate times whether aid from such a source should be included in the rev enue of a family in determining de pendency and were told positively that It should be included. There was, therefore, noihing for us to do hut to Instruct local and district boards ac cordingly. The members of the Maine delegation In Washington were not. however, under similar restraint and made urgent representations to Gen eral Crowder setting forth the unfair ness of this regulation to the State of Maine. These representations culmi nated in a letter to General Crowder signed by Senators Fernald and Hale on June 21st. This was acknowledged by General Crowder on June 25th and on June 26th as a result of this cor respondence and the urgent represen tations of the Maine members of the House I received the following tele gram from General Crowder: " ‘Instruct local and district boards that In considering claims for deferred classification on dependency grounds they will dliregard Income provided by the State or munioipaUUee for the maintenance of dependents while the reglstrante upon whose labors these neranns are dependent for a"'marl mil In the military service oT the United States.’ "The so-called re-classification order had In the meantime been rescinded and Immediately upon receipt of this telegram 1 summoned the members of the district boards and the chairman and appeal agent of each local board for a conference at Augusta where th* effect of this new ruling was ex plained to them and they were in structed to classify their registrant* accordingly. "I have related this history at some length in order to make plain that the Governor and adjutant general were acting in every instance under defi nite orders from Washington. Gener al Crowder’s office has always said so in response to any inquiries upon the subject and those who spread stories to the contrary are not only misrepresent ing the facts but are seriously threat ening the smooth and efficient opera tion of the selective service law. They have deliberately exploited for their own political advantage tie natural sensitiveness of the public mind on ail matters relating to the selection of men for the military service, and they have therefore earned the title of ‘po litical profiteer’. “For we have coined the word prof iteer' to describe the man who com mercializes his country’s emergency for his personal financial gain, and by his side we must place the politician who risks hampering the administra tion of necessary military laws for the sake of gaining possible advantage over a political opponent. PRECEDENT FOR AID LAW. "These ‘political profiteers' have also been trying to trade upon the ten derness with which we all regard the relatives of men in the service by spreading false reports about the at titude of the Oovernor and Council to ward dependents of soldiers and sail ors. The law covering this subjeot, Chapter 276 of the Public Laws of 1917, was ons of the war emergency measures passed by the Legislature during the time between President Wilson’s message to Congress the evening of April second, 1917, and the adjournment of the Legislature April seventh. It was ons of the few prob lems which we have bad to deal with where there was a precedent to go by. Looking back to the records at the time of the Civil War, we found that a law providing aid for dependents of soldiers and sailors was passed by the Maine Legislature in 1861, amended In 1862 and again in 1863 and again passed In new form In 1364. The changes made were evidently those that grew out of experience and we took the act of 1864 as our model ex cept that the minimum amount of aid required to bo furnished by cities and towns was made more than five times as great as In the law of 1864 "This act is generally known as the ‘State aid Law’ from the fact that a certain amount of money furnished by cities and towns to dependents of sol diers and sailors Is reimbursed to them by the State under the provis ions of the act. But in view of the per sistent misrepresentation lately upon this point, you should carefully note that It Is strictly an act providing that cities and towns shall aid dependents of soldiers and sailors. Certain mini mum amounts are required to be fur nished by the city or town and no max imum limit is Imposed upon the amount to be furnished and no re strictions are specified as to the age or condition of the dependent of the soldier’s family. In other words, the statute lays upon the towns and cities the duty of providing for any needs that may arise in the dependent fam ily of a soldier or sailor In the service of ihe United States. The only condi tion is the existence of need in the Judgment of the municipal officers, and furthermore it is expressly provid ed that such aid to the dependents of soldiers and sailors shall not be fur nished out of pauper funds and shall not create any pauper status on the part of those receiving it. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL DO N’OTji DECIDE CASES. “The Governor and Council have jj nothing whatever to do with deciding ^ who shall or shall not receive financial aid under this act The decision rests wholly with the municipal officers and any failure to provide for the neces sities of dependents of soldiers or any payments paid for that purpose out of pauper funds are violations of the law on the part of the municipal officers and Indicate either Ignorance or care lessness on their part. “In the Interest of certain candi dates for office and in some Instances by the candidates themselves, it has been repeatedly stated that the Gov ernor and Council had given aid or re fused to give aid in certain cases and that towns could not furnish aid except under the pauper law These statements are absolutely un true and Indicate either gross ignorance and carelessness or a de liberate intention to deceive. "The function of the Governor ant Council is solely to determine how much of the aid paid to ihe depend ‘ii'-S of soldiers and sailors by ihe cities and towns under this act shall be re imbursed to them by the S.ate. f--“ question with which we deal is wholly a question of ihe State on one hand and the city or town on the other. In discharging this duty we. have done what any Governor and t ’*ii. in . - do under the Constitution; .tai .s - e have administered the law as v»e ;Oua it and have complied strict ly v - L . s provisions as interpreted to us Ly t.ii« attorney general. limits of state aid. “There are various limita ions as '«> the amount which we may 1 gaiiy authorize to be paid by t ie S a to the city or town. In the first p ace we cannot pay more than ten die ars a week to any one family. Tin.- d-.-s not mean that any family is ever go ing to be limited in its needs to ten dollars a week. It means that the city or town must provide for the needs of the family, whatever they are, but un only rely upon the state for r --im bureement up to an amount not ex ceeding ten dollars a week. “We cannot lawfully reimburse a city or town for the money paid to the dependents of a commissioned of ficer. The family of a commissioned officer may need assistance. In that case the city or town is under obhga tlon to furnish all necessary aid biv cannot be reimbursed by the state for such expenditure. “Beside the wife and children of a soldier, sailor and marine, the law limits reimbursement by the state to payments made by the city or town to aid In the support of the aged, infirm and dependent, father, mother or other member of the household of which a soldier, sailor or marine is the head’ This Is not any regulation made by the Governor and Council. It is the lan guage of the statute passed by the Legislature and follows the precedent established In 1864 except that the words ‘or other member of the house hold of which the soldier, sailor or marine 1s the head' are, added thui (Continued on Page 7.