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NORWICH BULLETIN, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1915 Harwich bulletin 120 YIARS OLD tt Subscription price J 2c a week) 50c a moat nt mu.oo m year. IT.ntAVAwq n . a TrhaHAA a XTmi hmj '!-.. Ootm., as second-class matter. I Telephone Cull l Bulletin Business Of flee 480. Bulletin Editorial Rooms 88-3. Bulletin Job Office 35-3. Telephone 210-2. Norwich. Saturday, Sept. 16. 1916. The Circulation of The Bulletin ,The Bulletin has - the largest circulation of any paper in Eastern Connecticut and from three to tour times larger than that of any in Norwich. It is delivered to over (,000 of the 4,053 houses .'n Nor wich and read by ninety-three per cent, of the - people. In Windham it is delivered to over 900 houses, in Putnam and Danielson to over 1.100, and in all of these places It Is considered the local daily. Eastern Connecticut has forty nine towns, one hundred and sixty five postoftlce districts, and sixty lural free delivery routes. ' The Bulletin is sold in every town and on all of be R. F. D, routes in Eastern Connecticut. CIRCULATION 1901, average.... 4,412 1905. av.rag 5,920 9,392 September 9. THE-EIGHT HOUR ISSUE. As result of the conference be tween the president and his advisers It is announced that he -will devote a- part of his campaign for reelection to the defense of his action taken in the recently threatened railroad strike. That he has reason for making such a decision is indicated by the senti ments which have been expressed ' throughout the country and (particu larly those which have come from the ' 6outh. iVCIl III JUI,nilUUCU UCillWiaLIC trrmirhnlfi his flttiturift Iihs rsllod forth serious criticism. Where it has been possible to get much support on ' many measures which he has advo . cated because of allegiance to the ad ministration sucn is not the case on this matter. The Manufacturers' Record of Bal timore has secured an array of arti cles from the southern press denun ciatory of the course he pursued. The Augusta Chronicle calls it a "cringing sacrifice of principle to expediency." .The Newport News Press says: "We afe told that congress has acted in the interest of peace. But is peace "BO ' sweet as to be purchased at the -Trice of liberty?" The Greeneville, S. C., News asks "What has become of the 'rule of reason' which is supposed to govern the settlement of economic questions in this republic." The Roanoke Times wants to know "Are the people proud of their lawmakers?" The Memphis Commercial Appeal "tays "The passage of arty law which In such cases as this is a trial and verdict without hearing the evidence is foreign to the genius of the con stitution." The Montgomery Adver tiser declares "Again congress, led by the president, has ignored the prin ciple of arbitration." It there, therefore, not reason, enough for the president to feel anxious about the situation which he has cre ated 7 RELIEF FOR SYRIA. Turkey has a way of doing pretty much as it pleases, and it certainly has taken its time in yielding to the pleas which have been made by this government that permission be grant ed to non-military parties to carry re lief to the suffering and starving peo ple of Syria. Jn view of the fact that such a dis tribution of supplies as it contem plated would be made by the Red Cross acting in cooperation with the Red Crescent societies, it is believed that the allies will not stand in the way of permitting such relief to pass the blockade. They will of course in sist that the foodstuffs and other sup plies actually get to those for whom they are intended and not be diverted for the use of the Turkish army, or any part of the armies of the Teutons, the fear of which has been the rea lon for withholding consent to the forwarding of similar relief to- Po land. That Turkey is willing to allow aid to go to Syria is an admission that it Is In need of it, something which has been previously denied, and while there can be no doubt as to the dis tressing conditions in that part of turkey, it is equally important that llmllar help should be given to Ar menia. The treatment accorded by the Turks to these people has been horrible but with famine and disease added their plight is as bad if not Worse than that of the Syrians and there should be no abandonment of efforts until relief can be carried to them. FIGHTING DIVORCE. Interest cannot fail to be directed 6 the efforts which are being made top the fast Increasing number of Jlvorces, throughout the country, fV"lth the large number which are se cured every year, and the disregard )trblch is manifested for the marriage rows, there has long been need for iniformity in the legislation of the ratious states tlch would make dl-1 '. t II - - - "aniv. . vorce more difficult. Instead of lend ing -encouragement to such action there is serious need of calling a halt. For that reason much attention is directed to the recommendations which have been made by a commis sion consisting of bishops, clergymen and laymen of the Episcopal church, which are to be presented to the gen eral Episcopal convention at St. Louis next month for its approval. The Episcopal church has opposed di vorces but the commission believes that there is need for greater dis couragement. It has not approved the remarriage of a divorced person by an Episcopal clergyman except in the case of the innocent party where a divorce was granted because of adultery, and then only after a year had elapsed, and the record of the case submitted. It is now proposed that the church law be so changed that no divorced .person can be remarried by an Epis copal minister, except in cases of an nulment of marriage ties for reasons which arose before marriage. This of course would not throw an insur mountable obstacle in the way of the remarriage of divorced people but it is intended to throw the influence of the church in that direction even more strongly than it has been in the past, and that will be the result if the recommendation is accepted. THE ILLS OF NEW ENGLAND. What is the remedy for the ills of New England? That is not a ne-vr question. It may not havebeen discuss ed in Just that form but the general subject of improving New England from all standpoints has gotten fre quent consideration but it is a topic which needs to be dwelt upon fre quently if the desired results are go ing to be obtained, and for that rea son it is to be hoped that tile confer ence which is in session at Spring field for the ipurpose of finding the right answer ij-iil accomplish all that is expected of it. This gathering of the farmers and business men of New England for the purpose of working out together the problems of the several states is most commendable, for their interests ara so interlocked that what is- of im portance to one is bound to have a bearing upon the other and whatevsr is undertaken for the purpose of bringing about unity of action is enti tled to encouragement. All the states have many things in common, their problems are to a marked degree sim ilar, and if the farmers or business men of Massachusetts can sjlve some points to those in Connecticut, or vice versa, it is time to get busy and take advantage of them. For tliat reason the outcome of the ideas which arc advanced at Springfield in an en deavor to decide on the remedy which is required to meet the diagnosis of its troubles will be awaited with deep interest. It can hardly be looked up on as a desperate case but it is an instance where many minds ought to result in the setting forth of ideas which will help all concerned. WAR ON THE MOSQUITO. Whether it is ultimately found that the mosquito has anything tc do with the infantile paralysis epidemic which has been and still is attracting so much attention throughout this .part of the country, there ara enough things charged to this pest to make it a common enemy and one that should be exterminated whenever and wher ever it txists. Much has already been accomplish ed in this direction. There have been municipal campaign and state cam paigns for the eradication of the mos quito and wherever it has been un dertaken benefits have resulted even though some communities continue lo suiter from mosquitoes hecaute of t'nc failure on the part of neighboring towns to do anything to wipe out the breeding places. This is the situation at Providence at the present time, but as the result of investigations, of that locality by experts recommendations calling for an outlay of $20,000 have been made and it -eems likely that this nuisance will in time be abated through the cooperative efforts of that .municipal ity with its neighbors in draining swamps and improving river berts and in fact taking steps towards preven tion by tackling the pests in the places where they breed. There is incentive enough to fight the mosquito whether it is responsi ble for .poliomyelitis or not and all that is expended in getting rid of them will be well utilized if it is done thorough enough to accomplish, its purpose. EDITORIAL NOTES, The only sign of peace now across the water is the roreDarations in r,p-. many for a grand defense. Everybody Is familiar with what it has cost in lives and money to find out that "Villa cannot be caught. The man on the corner says: - Some men are good because they want to be, and others believe in safety first. General Funston reports that "Villa has been located, but inasmuch as he was above ground there are reasons to believe that it was impossible to put a hand on him. It is gratifying to note that work on a new sidewalk is started almost every day. At that rate the city will not be long in overcoming one of its detrimental features. It is an interesting situation when the much talked of man for the dem ocratic nomination for governor. Col. N. G. Osborn, comes out as a support er of Governor Holcomb. If the defeat that the democrats re ceived in Maine on Monday was not as bad as they expected, that party's conditions haven't been painted any too serious by the republicans. When the king of Bavaria say's that there will be no peace which does not benefit Germany, he serves no tice on . the allies that Germany has not reached the starvation stage. It is entirely possible that the Gulf Stream is hugging the coast more closely in-order to gather a little of the extra heat- which can be expected to be thrown off by the political cam paign. ' " It isn't so much what is agreed to by the joint commission at Groton, as it is the assurance the Mexican dele gates can give that the promises will be kept once the dispute Is settled on paper. ' It may be all right for von Hinderi burg to place the crown princes in Charge of the armies, but he knows by this time' that if they fail some one else must be found to bear the blame. THE MAN WHO TALKS The gardens have been hard hit this year by unseemly weather; and when a man s garden is hit, it is taken in the same sense as that proverb of sen sitiveness: "Kick my, dog and you kick me!" What are we going to do about it? The late Paul Lawrence Dunbar sang: "Sometimes the sun unkindly hot, my garden makes a desert spot. Sometimes a blight upon the tree takes all my fruit away from me; and then with throes of bitter pain rebellous passions rise and swell; but life is more than fruit or grain, and so I sing, and all is well." He recognized the value of a cheerful heart. There is no use of repining and continuing downcast over things which cannot be helped. The Maker of the weather cannot make it fit man's fool ishness it has to accord with His wisdom. Man doesn't know what the earth needs, but the Oversoul does. Many things have to be done by mor tal man just as though he were blind, and the wonder is that in the strife he wins so often. " A song is a little thing, and yet what Joy it is to sing." In the past week or ten days' there has been a great flight of starlings hereabouts. On the 31st of August I noticed a flock of hundreds- the sky was full of "black-birds," as the chil dren express it, and on September 3d the same birds, or as many more, were flocking together in the same neigh borhood, and again on September 6th. I had no idea there were so many starlings in Eastern Connecticut as I have seen in one Norwich neighbor hood in the past ten days. While they remain -with us the year round it is apparent that they have become so numerous here they must ny to otner parts to subsist through the winter. These birds, like the iKnglisti spar rows, breed fast and are making their way to all parts of the country. The first flock was imported from England to Brooklyn 25 years ago; and the present vear they have been reported from as far north as Montpelier, Vt., and as far south as Maryland; and they occur in all the intervening terri tory. Brevity is not only "the soul of wit," but the vehicle which has brought down to mankind the most valuable ideas of the great of past ages. The proverbs of all nations bear witness that the race is not always to the long winded. It is a heathen motto which has endured countless ages: "Know Thyself." A hint to man to look with in and correct his own faults instead of looking at his neighbor and advis ing him to correct his. A Latin pro verb hoary with age says: There is a great difference between deeds and words." A German proverb, with light complexion and curly hair, says: God made man; and then made woman." When he saw 'hat he had done he created tobacco as a solace! The writer of complicated sentences and dull but classic essays should bear in mind ideas cii' be easily smothered in puffs and frtrbelows. It is the briefly told truth which endures: "Be lieve on me and ye shall have eternal life," wiil sound .down the ages so long as there is a living soul on earth to listen. Attention has been called to the great flight of the milkweed butterfly this year. The monarch butterfly is always more plentiful in September than at any other time of year, and is to. be seen in swarms where milkweed is abundant. It is classed as a migra tory butterfly and has been seen fly ingjn masses resembling clouds across country. It is duller sighted than most other butterflies and is easily taken with the hand on cool September mornings. It is being found in some of the foreign countries, and it seems to be makins a trip around the world, as has the Painted Lady butterfly, which is now known as a cosmopoli tan. Other butterflies and moths are carried a thousand miles from home by the wind; but the Monarch doesn't get Kidnapped by the Zephyrs, but moves in swarms with deliberation and purpose, as the birds do when they fly to milder climes for the win ter. These Monarch butterflies have been carriers of pollen glands for As clepias for ages; and no one can tell how they became so serviceable to the milkweeds. Thee are" germs upon postage stamps, dollar bills and whickers. Mankind not only has twenty-six par asites which infest his body, but twenty-six millions invisible pests which not only flourish upon the fruit he eats, but that are furnished him upon the feet of fleas and flies, and that dance in the very air he breathes and become esconced in his mouth and lunge. Man is so bugjry, accord ing to the ultra scientific medicos, that he may become a menace while in health to his more susceptible brethen. It is agreeable to learn that only 2 of the 48 germs found upon postage stamps are really menacing to health. They are good to keep and good to eat; and this arouses a well grounded suspicion that bacteria on dollar hills and in the -whiskers of a man are of the same gentle and do mestic character. If these germs, which are as old, probably, as Adam, had been as virulent as the agita tors in the interests of health would have us believe, Methuselah could not have lingered so many years upon earth; and even the saints of the past might therefrom have been led to doubt the goodness of God. am satisfied it is a good thing man does not get al! he wants, or half the things he thinks he ought to have. Every day man is showing he does not know what is good for him. If this were not so he would be liv ing for eternity not - for today. I have no doubt were a person's pray ers shown to him in the future he would feel prompted to ask God to forgive him for the foolishness in two-thirds of them. I have recently noticed the publication of great pray ers which might be termed powerful and classic; but not one of them equalled that prayer on Calvary: "Father forgive them for tbey know not what they do." It seems to me this is the greatest prayer ever of fered; and that it is a good model since it asks forgiveness for others and contains no literary frills. Ask ing God for fair weather when in His wisdom a fowl day is needed, is an tagonism to the divine will; asking Him for anything from selffishness is in violation of Christian principles. Man prays foolishly; but God endows him wisely. The swallows have flown to their rendezvous on Long Island Bound where the island beaches are black with them every September, and from which they, disappear in a night en route for tho inviting climate of Cen tral America. The swallows have been growing fewer in numbers ever since Aug. 2Sth. when I saw them playing beneath a sunset sky of crimson and gold with a cold cobalt blue for a background, forming a pic ture delightful to the eye of an art ist. I do not think I have iseen a swallow since Aug. Slst It ; is not strange their sudden disappearance led the people of the -long ago to think they burrowed in the swamps and hibernated with the frogs and other oold -blooded creatures. Pepy's in his diary makes a note of this be lief in his day; but the English natu ralist of today know the swallows fly away over Gfbralter and the Medl- ABOUT THE HOMESPUN AGE (Written Specially for The Bulletin.) Now that the season of fashion openings is at hand. It is interesting to take a look backward at what eld erly people are fond of calling the good old homespun times in this town of Norwich. Somehow, the impression has come down to us that the women of earlier generations were - quite set against anything savoring of frivolity that their gowns, like their tastes, were exceedinly plain; that they were al together in that atmosphere of high thinking which eliminated any fea ture of extravagant living. To correct this impression of the women of ancient Norwich, the his torian has some surprising facts to offer. Even Miss Caulklns is forced to ad mit that "the dress of the middle period of the town's history cannot be eulogized for its simplicity or econ omy. "The wardrobe of the higher circles was rich and extra vaigant," she declares, "and among the females of all classes there was a passion for gathering and hoarding articles of at tire beyond what was necessary for present use, or even for years ahead. It was an object of ambition to have a chest full of linen or a pillow-bier terranean to Africa, to spend their Winters, and some of their leg-tagged birds have been killed 13,000 miles from home. The flight jf the swal lows is past finding out. You would not think from -casual observation that true life is in being not seeming. How prevalent the habit of seeming is! Not a few peo ple worship their own conceit more than they worship God: and they be come so befogged with vanity they are unconscious of it. When man is weighed in at last what he is will be found to have weight, but what he thought he was will be as light as thistle down. We can win a crown with vanity just as easily as we can make a whistle from a pig's tail. I remember a devout man who used to say he felt proud to be a Christian; and he was unaware that Christianity doesn't recognize pride as a virtue under any circumstances. "Pride goeth before a fall", the proverb says. It is the enemy of achievement. It is better to find joy in service than to take pride in it. Being means doing. Seeming is false pretense, or hypocri sy. Seeming is a fraud Being is the passport to the more abundant life. The dahlia season is always at is best in late September and at present dahlia fields are all aglow with won derful blooms. The Hilcrest acres of Mrs. Otis P. Chapman at Westerly are right up to date in all the new things, and all dahlia lovers are made welcome. It is not strange that au- toists drive more than a hundrtsi miles to see the real up-to-date dahlias which are grown to perfec tion by her and her assistants. Thera Is nothing in this state like them. Sunday Morning Talk A BIT OF GOOD READING. The "movies" have influenced public taste in several directions, but' at no point, perhaps, more than in the taste for reading. Audiences sated with thrills and lurid situations at the cine ma sV.ows carry their demand for ex citement over into the field of litera ture. As a young friend of mine, ad dicted to attendance on photoplays, said the other day: "They make everything else seem tame." You have here one reason for the tons of spicy and high-colored magazines that fill the newsstands. It is rarely safe to make generaliza tions, but one can only wonder whether the American public, as a whole, is reading as good books as a generation ago. Public librarians who ought to know have recently assured me that the overwhelming demand is for the frothiest fiction allowed on their shelves. Thousands of good books, to be sure, are in circulation, as the num ber of readers is always increasing. But the millions of the lightest books and magazines turned from the press show how the publishers, keenest of all critics, gage the public taste. It has sometimes seemed as though, in matters of the mind, our countrymen were turning aside from a diet of meat and bread to one of jelly roll and soda water. Some people read for information; a class to which Lord Bacon refers in his essay on "Studies," when he says, "Reading maketh a full man," Most people, however, . read for recreation to rest a tired brain or to soothe chafed nerves. Aside from the news paper which keeps us in touch with the broad sweep of human affairs the printed page is valued by the largest class of readers in the world as the standard means of passing a pleasant hour. The mistake that many of us make at this point is in supposing that the only kind of reading that is pleasurable is trash. The novel must have yel low covers and a catchy title if it is to hold our interest. Out of this error hundreds of readers have found their way in discovering the host of whole some and stimulating books which yet serve a recreative purpose. They have been amazed often to find the amount of mental food that is nutri tious and, at the same time, extremely palatable. It is folly for anyone to try to read what he does not enjoy, merely be cause someone else says he ought to. It is no disgrace whatever, in this crowded age, to confess complete ig norance of some book that everybody else Is talking about. No one could keep up with current literature if he read day and night without ceasing and took his meals through a glass tube. But each one of us, following the line of his own particular taste, has the privilege of choosing some thing that is really literature, and get ting acquainted with it. A worth while book kept going, as one has intervals of time, for a month it may be, will yield dividends of in spiration and pleasure, that the "Coney Island" series can never rival. When you are through something re mains in the way of solid mental fur nishings. Don't take it on anyone's say so. Try it for yourself. Suppose, for an experiment, that one should turn aside for a time from the current magazines or the "best seller" of the week to some of Parkman's his tories or to Motley's "Rise of the Dutch Republic," or Boswell's "Life of Dr. Johnson," or Scott's "Ivanhoe." fne "movie" mind might revolt at first, but it would be a thoroughly stimulating and, in the end, delightful experience. It would prove like a brisk walk in the open air, followed by a cold shower bath. Dentists tell us that the race is los ing its teeth through the eating of "mushy" food. Let us not lose our minds through a similar indulgence. A bit of good reading each day is, as the English say, a genuine "health lift." Why not bring It into your scheme of life? - THE PARSOKL of stockings and other articles in pro portion laid by." As a glaring example of feminine frivolity is cited the case of the ward robe of "Widow Elizabeth White, of Norwich" as contained in the inven tory of her effects, taken Aug. lfi, 1757, She was the daughter of Sam uel Bliss and relict of Daniel White, of Middletown. After the death of her husband in 1726, she 1 returned to Norwich, and died here July 2nd, 1757, aged 71. The items of her jewelry, plate and appar el are enumerated at length; but this summary will give an adequate idea of the possessions of this Norwich gentlewoman of the late eighteenth century: Widow White had gowns of brown duroy, striped stuff, plaid stuff, black silk crape, calico and blue camlet; a scarlet cloak, blue cloak, satin-flowered mantle, and furbelow scarf ; a woolen petticoat with calico border; a camlet riding-hood, long silk hood, velvet hood, white hoods trimmed with lace, a silk bonnet and twei-ze caps; a cambrick laced handkerchief, 6ilk do., linen do., sixteen hankies in all; a muslin laced apron, flowered laced apron, green taffety apron, four teen aprons in all; a silver ribband, and blue girdle; 4 pieces of flowered satin; a parcel of crewel; a woman's fan : Turkey-worked chairs: A gold necklace; death's head gold ring; plain gold ring; set of gold sleeve-buttons: gold locket; silver hair peg; silver cloak clasps; a stone button set in silver: A large silver tankard; a silver cup; with two handles; do. with one han dle; and a large silver spoon. And so on, indicating that the Widow White was pretty well provid ed with wearables and comforts, for what we are nlensed tn rail cimnio colonial times! Nor was this the acme of , smart dressing among the women of earlier days! Miss Caulius goes on to say: "At the period of this inventory there was stil a certain homeliness and frugality apparent about even the fashionable attire of the day. But in the next generation richer goods were imported and more splendor was ex hibitad. The folowing is an illustra tive instance: "The daughters of Gen. Jabez Hunt ington, (afterwards the wives of Col. Chester of Wethersfield and of Dr. Strong, of Norwich, respectively) were sent successively, at the ages of four teen or fifteen years to finish their ed ucation at a bcardir.g school in Bos ton. Tie lady; who kept the estab lishment wa of high social standing, and made it a point of taking her pu pils often into company, that their m-anners might be formed according to the prevailing codes of politeness and etiquette. "Of course the wardrobe prepared for the young ladies was rich in ar ticles of ornament and displas". One of the daughters, who had been care fully fitted out with twelve silk gowns, had been a short time in Bos ton when her instructress wrote to her parents, requesting that another dress should be procured for her, made of a certain rich fabric that had re cently been imported, in order that her appearance in society might be equal to her rank. A thirteenth robe of silk of the requisite pattern was therefore immediately procured and forwarded." Ladies at that peroid wore trains to their gowns and these were often quite long, so that when the wearers walked out, it was the vogue to throw the end of the train over the right arm. Great attention was paid to foot wear, also; the foot, when properly dressed displayed a silk stocking, a sharp-toed slipper, the latter often made of embroidered satin, and with a high heel. At one period, sharply-gored gowns and cumbrous hoops were in vogue. Women of mature age, in those times, would wear a close linen cap. Parasols and umbrellas were unknown or rare; but a fan nearly a foot and a half long and spreading like the tail of a peacock, was often carried, quite as much to keep off the sun as to stir and vivify the heated air. So the foremothers of the town decked themselves with quite as much vanity as do their descendants, and were not above enchancing those charms given them by Nature by util ising all the aids etiggested by fashion and fancy. THE DICTAGRAPH. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A 'Question. Mr. Editor: It is apparent enough, if Mr. Ed. T. Curtin believes in plac ing Irish before American because he is proud of his origin that he may be an Irishman who would put the green flag first if the Stars and Stripes were to find its place in an Irish com munity. If it is necessary to be Irish-Americans and German-Americans and Polish-Americans here, why is It not im portant that they should be American-Irishmen. American-Germans or American-Poles when they visit the fatherland Being first an Irishman and then an American looks like get ting the cart before the horses. American stands first with every true citizen, whatever his country or his birthplace. Men on the Mexican border ar not there because of the hyphen, but because they are Ameri cans. H. I. ROLLER. Norwich, Sept. 15, 1916. Herbert E. Kinney. Mr. Editor: In the sketches which were printed at the time of the re cent death of Herbert E. Kinney, who lived in the town of Griswold, no mention was made of his interest in and work for the causes of social ism and equal suffrage. He worked for both causes incessantly by the uso of his ready pen contributing weekly to the columns of the New York Call and especially to the wo man's section of the magazine supple ment of the Sunday edition. The ed itor of the Woman's Sphere said last Sunday, "We knew Mr. Kinney only through the always informing and inspiring articles he sent so frequent ly to the Woman's Sphere and we were greatly surprised to learn that he was seventy years of age. The virile, youthful note in his writing, his unflagged hope and enthusiasm, his boundless faith in the forward The War A Year Ago Todaj September 16, 1915. Hindenburg drove the Russians aoross the Dvirva north of Pinsk. British submarine E-7 lost in Dardanelles. German cavalry reached the rail way at Molodechno. English prize court oondemned seized American meat cargoes. Entente- allies demanded 'that Bulgaria declare her position. Russian duma prorogued. march of socialism, led us to believe him a far younger man. A constant subscriber to Clara Zetkin's ably-edited paper. Die Gleichbelt (Equali ty), it was his great pleasure to keep American Socialist women informed of the activities of their German So cialist sisters. . His faith in the work and fighting power of Socialist wo men everywhere was an inspiration. The Woman's Sphere is grateful for all it has received from this fine type of man, and his valued contributions will be greatly missed in these col umns' An article by Mr. Kinney publish ed in last Sunday's Call, "The For ward March in Oklahoma," shows how familiar he,, was with the most inter esting political situation in that state. My slight personal acquaintance was broadened and deepened by a fa miliarity with his writings and al though he had reached his three score and ten. this lover of humanity is a type which : society can ill spare. It was my privilege to march in the suf frage parade in New Haven on the day of i the opening of the republican convention On that day I was proud to bear the sign carrying the name of the town of Griswold as a slight honor to the memory of that noble soul and champion of equal suffrage, Herbert E. Kinney. EDWARD PERKINS CLARK. Hartford, Sept. 15, 1916. POLITICAL Where Wilson Has Failed. Whether one feels any great en thusiasm for Mr. Hughes now comes to be a matter of no moment what ever, in view of the outburst of pub lic indignation against the abject pusillanimity of his opponent, the president of the United States. Mr. Hughes may be an icicle, but no one ever accused him of being a coward. He has had his full share of hitting to do, in positions of great responsibility which he has occupied, and he was never accused of "hitting soft" as Mr. Roosevelt aptly though ungrammati cally puts it. No one ever accused him of not knowing his own mind. He went after the insurance grafters and he got them. He went after the racetrack gamblers and he got them. He went after the corruptionists in New York politics adn he got them. He never grovelled before anybody as Woodrow Wilson has grovelled before these railroad bosses. Lowell Courier Citizen. Southern Policies Only. They don't raise sheep in the South, but in the North, so wool is on the free list. But peanuts are raised in the South, and there is a democratic tariff on peanuts. Same thing in re lation to potatoes, they are largely a product of the North and especially such states as Maine, Michigan and New York, so potatoes are on the free list, while rice, which is grown in the South, has a tariff. But whenever we tell a Northern democrat that his party is a Southern party with Southern policies only, when they are in power he thinks that he thinks that we are waving the "bloody shirt." Portland Express. THE WAR PRIMER By National Geographic Society Tang a. "When despatches from the East Africa battle front recently an nounced the successful operation of British forces under General Smuts between Tanga and Korogwe, and of a force under Brigadier General Sir C. Crewe at Muanza, few readers real ized that the distance separating these two scenes of hostility in German East Africa is as great as the airline dis tance from London to Frankfort, Ger many," according to today's war ge ography bulletin' of the National Geo graphic Society, issued from its Wash ington headquarters. "From Tanga to the southern shores of Lake Kiwu, when the Belgians from the Congo made their first descent upon the Teutonic enemy's. African possessions it is nearly twice as far as from Brussels to Berlin. "The scene cf General Smuts' suc cess was along the Usambara Rail way, which, at the outbreak of the war, Germany was constructing, from the seaport of Tanga to Lake Victoria Nyanza. When completed it will prove an -outlet for one of the richest sec tions of the 'dark continent.' That part of the road already in operation taps, the rich agricultural region of Usambara, the first district of German East Africa to come under the juris diction of the kaiser. It was just 32 years ago that three young Germans, Karl Peters, Count Pfeil. and Dr. Juhlke, made their way inland from the coast and won the friendship of a chieftain of Usambara. With him they negotiated a treaty, which was followed by others insuring protection for a colonization society chartered by the German government. For five or six years the Sultan Zanzibar disputed the right of - ihe Germans to make treaties with tribes supposed to be subject to him, but a quarter of a cen tury ago he surrendered his claim to the mainland territory for a million dollars. "Tanga whose name means 'the sail,' is a town of 8,000 inhabitants, only about 100 of whom are Europeans. About 30 miles to the east is the fer tile island of Pemba, with an area about equal to that of Cape .Cod. It is famous for its cloves, exporting an nually about 10,000,000 pounds of this spice. The popularity of clove plan tations with- Pemba planters dates back about 45 years, when a cyclone devastated the neighboring island of Zanibar, and temporarily created a shortage in the spice market. "Tanga is about 30 miles south of the boundary line between British and German East Africa, and about 70 miles southwest of Mombasa, the chief seaport of the British East African col ony. It is 30 miles north of the port of Pangani, situated at the mouth of I the river of the same name, down which the Germans are reported to have retreated before the troops under General Smuts. "Muanza, the scene of General Sir C. Crewe s success, is lzo miles soutn west of the British -German frontier, on the southern shore or Jjake vic toria Nyanza. The tiny gulf on which the station is situated is called Speke, in honor of the great English explorer. John Hanning Speke, who discovered the lake in 1S8 and recognized it as the sounce of the Nile, thereby solving a problem which had puzzled geogra- phere for 2,000 years. This young Englishman, to whose memory a. gran ite obelisk now stands in Kensington Gardens, London, accidentally killed himself while out hunting the after noon before he was to meet his former associate. Sir Richard Burton, in pub lic debate on the question of whether Victoria 'Nyanza or Lake Tanganyika was the true source of the great Life- giver of Egypt." OTHER VIEW POINTS It gives us Joy to read in a news paper dispatch from El Paso - that Villa bears no animosity towards Americans. He is reported to have said so himself. He says the Ameri can soldiers fight harder than the Carranza soldiers, but he bears them no grudge on that account. All he is 30 f Mow Being Showh Choice Assortment of Nw Fall FOR WOMEN AND MISSES Smart nw Fall Models have been arriving every day for the past few weeks, and our assortments contain many of the prettiest models of the season. S NEW FALL SUITS 1 $16.50 to $49.50 Wool Velour, Broadcloth, Poplins and Ga bardine are the favored materials. Trim mings of Fur, Plush and Velvet are freely., used. Colors, Burgundy, Seal Brown, Myr tle, Navy and Black. NEW FALL COATS $10.95 Great, roomy Coats for Fall in Wool Velour, Bolivia, to Broadcloth, Wool Plush and mq ee Fancy Tweeds, trimmed with pOCr.uU fur velvet and plush. NEW FALL DRESSES $7.50 to $24.50 Silk and Serge Dresses, In a delightful variety of pretty styles for street and after noon wear, trimmed with fur and embroidery. CHIC BLOUSES $1.98 $6.98 So fascinating are they in their artful little touches of style, their smartness of line, their very "newness," that it is safe to predict this will be a blouse season of supreme interest. THE PLACE THAT SAVES AND SERVES YOUR PATRONAGE DESERVES 194 MAIN STREET after is killing traitors and Carranza. Is that why he sends his men over the border so frequently to kill and rob? He seems to think he is going to find Carranza in Texas, and our generals along the border ought to explain to him that Carranza is not in our pos session. Hartford Courant. We do not know why John Rode- meyer has left the editorship of the Connecticut Western News, but we do know that it will be many a long day before his like is found in that posi tion. The News has not only lost something distinctly definite but the town of Canaan has lost the most powerful influence for 'good it (pos sessed. Someone has blundered. New Haven Journal-Courier. Mosquitoes have been known for years to be responsible for malaria, as well as yellow fever, and have been suspected of various other offenses. Even when not carrying disease, they are an intolerable nuisance, making life miserable for human beings and depreciating the value of real estate. And yet nearly everywhere communi ties endure them through sheer in ertia. It will be a blessing in many ways if the mosquito theory of infan tile paralysis leads to a general on slaught on them next year. Water- bury Republican. Mr. Pinchot is certain that "the safety, honor and welfare of the coun try will be in immeasurably surer hands" if Mr. Hughes is president. And he is justified in his view by the record of Mr. Hughes as counsel in New York legislative and Federal In There is Nothing Like it Nothing that can lake the place or efficient dressing,' pretty and attractive.' HERPICIDE -by rendering the scalp -sweet and clean, makes the hair healthy and keeps it o. 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