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Norwich, Monday, May 14, 1917.
The Circulation of
The Bulletin
The Bulletin baa the largest
circulation of any paper In Eastern
Connecticut and. from three to four
times larger than that of any In
Norwich. It la delivered, to over
1.800 of the 4,053 houses in Nor
wich and read by ninety-three per
cent, of the people. In Windham
It is delivered to over sou nouses.
In Putnam and Danielson to over
laoo. and In all of these places It
' is considered the local daily.
Eastern Connecticut has forty
nine towns, one hundred and sixty
five poatofnee districts, and sixty
rural free delivery routes.
The Bulletin Is sold in every
town and on all of ho R. F. D.
routes in Eastern Connecticut.
1901, average 4,412
1905, average 5,920
May 5, 1917 JyM.Wt
As far as the business of the
general assembly is concerned. At is
at an end. Four and a half months
have been, occupied in dealing with
the business which has been presented
to it. The session from the start was
confronted with no gTeat questions. It
has listened in a number of respects
to the advice of Governor Holcorab set
forth in his inauiura! address but
there have been instances where it
has not been followed.
A number of problems subsequent
to the war have given the session
some added business but they have
for the most part been disposed of
with despatch. The legislature has
acted favorably upon a new automo
bile law covering a number of points
which haxe been under discussion for
years and the action taken is in ac
cord with what has been done in other
states. The effort has been made to
give greater freedom in Sunday ob
servance without appreciable result.
There have of course been the usual
number of matters from the various
sections of the state to deal with,
while the house has taken the first
step towards bringing the question of
equal suffrage to the voters of the
state. x
But the session has been drawn out
much longer than it needed to have
been. It is fully a month over the
time "that was believed necessary at
the opening to complete the work, be
fore it and from the date which has
been fixed for final adjournment only
about three weeks would remain be
fore it would have been obliged to
have closed according to constitutional
provision. The important matters have
been speedily acted upon as soon as
they have been reported by commit
tees but as usual the committees have
been inclined to let their worlc drag
and spend a lot of time in the early
days on unimportant matters and hus
tle along the important ones when
they are taken up. There may be a
time some day when such a session
will be limited to three months by de
termination upon the part of the leg
islators but there is little promise that
it will come in the near future.
One of the handicaps which appear
likely to result in the equipping of
the army which this country is to
raise can be expected from the inabil
ity of the government to supply a suf
ficient number of small arms. This
is no different than has been experi
enced by certain of the countries of
Europe, which were forced after the
war b-oke out to look to the United
States for the supplying of their de
mands in this respect, but while am
munition plants have been established
here for the filling of European or
ders many of which have been com
pleted though some of them are still
unfilled, this country has been doing
little or nothing in the way of look
ing; out for its own interests in this
Important (particular.
These same plant3 which have been
turning out arms for Europe can be
put to work upon orders for this gov
ernment, but it is going to take time
to get the necessary amount of tools
for such work since this country fa
vors a different type of gun than has
been made for the entente nations and
it is desirable that there should be a
uniformity of equipment in this re
Bpect In order that one kind of am
munition will be available for all.
. This lack of small arms, the admis
sion having been made that there hava
been manufactured but 65,000 Spring
field rifles at one of the government
armories since the opening of the war
nearly three years ago, is a glaring
lesson in the lack of preparation on
the part of this country. Had more
attention been directed to this matter
when so much was being said about
the unpreparedness of this country
this situation would not be existing
today. This is probably one of the
reasons why Germany thinks that the
United States can do little inj the war,
but thai will not permit us to sit Idly
by and allow ths situation to crow
worse. "With such a condition existing-
every effort must be made to over
come it. It demonstrates most clear
ly, however, that in such matters we
cannot be negligent of our own inter
VISION. It is interesting news which comes
from Washington to the effect that
the lower house of congress has re
versed itself in regard to giving the
president authority to permit Colonel
Roosevelt to raise and take to France
for service a division of volunteers
In view of the fact that the house had
previously registered its objection . to
'such a plan, its latest action coming
in such a brief time after its oppo
sition may cause some surprise but
there is little reason for It since It
unquestionably represents the atti
tude of the country and it is in ac
cord with the stand which has been
taken by the senate. The house has
listened to the upper house and to
the country. The very fact that there
are already enough volunteers to make
up several divisions for such service
has made its impression.
There is need for an American army
on French soil just as soon as it can
be sent there. The division of rail
road men will be able to do much In
the way of rendering assistance
through the development of the trans
portation system in that country, but
France wants fighters also for the
prestige which will be given thereby
to the allied cause and the part which
this country is playing.
This volunteer force drawn from all
the states of the Union and made up
of men who have seen service or have
more or less knowledge of military
tactics can be made ready for active
participation in the war much quicker
than an expedition drawn from the
young men who are to be drafted, and
the facts cannot be overlooked that
they want to go, that they have faith
in Colonel Roosevelt's leadership and
that it is an immediate response to
the call for service which they are
prepared to answer. The house does
well in retreating from its former ac
tion and there ought not now to be
any delays to cause needless interrup
tions in behalf of this movement.
These American minute men are de
serving of full recognition.
It was anticipated when the war
revenue bill was presented to the house
that there would be many of its pro
visions which would arouse opposi
tion, that there would be many in
equalities discovered and that there
would have to be a number of changes
made before the measure' became law.
Now that the bill has come before
the senate claims are being made that
the tax is too heavy in several re
spects. There is objection to the
doubling- of certain taxes. Opposition
is raised against the higher tax on
alcoholic liquors and also to the tax
on soft drinks. There is an especially
hard fisht being made against that
portion - of the revenue bill which
deals with the excess profits tax. Na
turally there are those who feel that
the income tax has been 'Placed at an
unjust figure, while the proposed
jump in the postal rates is wrong and
ought not to be made. There are even
those who feel-- that such a plan of
taxation ought not to be resorted to
at all at this time and that the neces
sary funds for carrying on the war
should be raised through loans.
The debate on this measure" ought
not to be prolonged indefinitely. There
should be and there will be a full op
portunity for all who want to be
heard upon it to free their minds and
to set forth their ideas. It must, how
ever, be realized that the people at
the present time must bear their
share of the burden. It cannot all be
shifted over onto the shoulders of
coming generations together with the
large amount which will be required
for meeting the interest charges. What
ever improper provisions have been
placed in the measure so as to put the
burden where it will not be borne with
equality or where it will fall heav
ily upon those who can least
afiird it they should be modified or
eliminated, but it must be understood
that war is expensive and it is time
for all to realize that they must do
their part. We are in the war and we
have got to pay the price whether we
like It or not.
There is new evidence furnished
each day to the effect that the army
on the farm is not only mobilized but
already moving.
The man on the corner says: No
body who has anything to say for the
good of his country will find the right
of free speech abridged.
It is rumored now that King Con
stantine is likely to lose his crown.
That is something which may yet be
come epidemic with the monarchs of
There are countless numbers who
..will heartily approve the action of
New York in forbidding the use of the
Star Spangled Banner in ragtime and
If politics is the thing which is (pre
venting the granting of Colonel Roose
velt the right to raise a volunteer
army for service in Europe, it should
be understood that politics should
have been put on the shelf long ago.
The action of the government in
taking over the mines of a Pennsyl
vania company is what it may yet
be forced to do in many other cases
if the consumer la going to get a fair
deal and the speculator be put where
he belongs.
Germany declares that it Is not re
sponsible for the sinking of the Heald
ton because no submarine was in that
locality, but that is the same claim
that it made regarding the Sussex, if
we remember right, only to reverse
itself later on.
If the German prisoners are brought
to this country in order to insure them
proper food supplies, Germany will
probably claim that they were being
subjected to harsh cruelties although
the only dangers they might be ex
pected to encounter would be the U
boats. With the acquisition of the Austrian
steamships, this government obtains
possession of much needed tonnage
which could be secured in no other
way, and though they must be re
stricted to neutral service, .it means
the released of Just so many other
ships for transoceanic commerce.
Minced beets, potatoes and cucum
bers served with mayonnaise make a
good salad.
For tired feet make a mixture of al
cohol and lemon Juice and rub on the
feet and ankles.
After scrubbing thoroughly, make a
few slits in the skins of potatoes that
are to be baked.
A little borax, dissolved in warm
water, will help to keep the children's
teeth clean and sound.
Fasten a pincushion to the top of
the sewing machine arm and whole
minutes will be saved.
A hot water platter is a boon to
the housewife whose "men folks" are
frequently tate for dinner.
The business man's lunch of a glass
of milk and a piece of apple pie is
really a well-chosen meal.
Add a pinch of borax to the rinsing
water of handkerchiefs., if you would
have them a little stiff.
Baked apples are delicious with
their cores filled with orange marma
lade or chopped nuts and sugar.
All cleaning cloths, such as dish
cloths, require frequent boiling.
Fruits ought to be thoroughly wash
ed before serving.
Garbage if one lives in the coun
try should be either burned or bur
ied. Silver may be kept bright by pol
ishing with a soft flannel saturated
with ammonia.
After a fowl of any kind is cleaned
the inside should be rubbed thoroughly
with a piece of lemon before the dress
ing Is put in.
If a tack has been driven far into
a floor and is too rusty to get out
easily, it can be removed more easily
if a drop of oil is poured on it.
The easiest way to clean the bean
pot is to fill it with cold water, put in
some kind of washing powder, cover
tight and let stand on the sto"e and
come to a boil.
If you want hot biscuits for break
fast and do not care to get up early
mix the dough and cut the biscuits
the night before, put them in the re
frigerator and in the morning they
are ready to pop into the oven.
Melt one-half pound of resin and
dilute to the consistency of molasses
with four ounces or more of sweet oil
or lard oil. Spread this with a brush
on two or more sheets of manila
wrapping paper, leaving an inch or
more margin all around. Place sticky
surfaces of each pair of sheets to
gether, and when wanted pull them
apart. This is also a useful preven
tive against ants and other insects.
To clean light colored window
shades and make them almost like
new again take them carefully from
the rollers and stretch at full length
on the table, pinning them taut, with
thumbtacks. Then with a pad of
coarse white flannel dipped in finely
sifted starch treat the shades on both
sides to a vigorous dry scrub. Change
the pads as frequently as necessary.
After a final rubbing with the starch,
replace the shades on the rollers and
put aside for twenty-four hours. Then
give another good rubbing with a clean
piece of flannel and your shades are
ready to be rehung.
Allowing the -fieck to fall forward
and then backward as far as possible
is a splendid exercise. It not only
strengthens and develops the muscles,
but it also does away with any sug
gestion of a double chin. Since the
appearance of the neck means so much
why not spend some time and patience
to improve it?
The girl who really wants to he.:p
herself will make it her business to
go through a series of exercises ev
ery day. It probably won't be very
easy at first, but being young she can
persevere and find after a time that
her efforts will be amply rewarded.
"If the human race should be de
prived of salt, even for a period of a
few months," said a physician, "we
would not only lose a natural health
ful incentive for our food, but disease,
with all Its attendant miseries, wou-Id
spread with such relentless speed as to
defy the efforts of the most skillful
doctors of the land. Ailing persons
frequently refuse sugar, but they sel
dom turn up their noses at common
salt. That is because there is in the
body a deficiency of chloride of sod
ium, and nature intuitively excites
the desire for it. Salt is essential to
health and life and is as much a food
as bread, or flesh. If there is no wish
for salt in a person doctors uniformly
conclude that disease in some form is
lurking unsuspected in the system."
Kcney ought to come into more gen
eral daily use now that a greater econ
omy in sugar has become necessary.
There was a marked rise in the total
imports for 1915, and it is supposed
that the increased price of sugar had
something to do with it. Confection
ers have found during the past year
that they could buy imported honeyl
at less than sugar. As sweetening it is
wholesome and palatable, and there
is no reason against its taking the
place of sugar for many purposes.
In England heather honey is the
most popular, and costs from Is 8d to
2s a pound. Clover and sainfoin flav
ors are reckoned next, such honey
fetching from Is to Is 3d, while the
imported article can be bought for 9d
a pound, or even less. In the East,
honey is still largely used for the pre
servation of fruit, and for making
cakes and sweetmeats. Mead was
made by the fermentation of the liquor
obtained by boiling in water combs
from which the honey has been
drained. The Russians drink lipetz.
of which the basis is the honey of
lime trees.
If orange has the psychological ef
fect attributed to it, then certain peo
ple will establish a new record for
brilliancy, for orange is the new color
ininterlor decorations, and especially
In the wall papers.
One of the smartest of orange pat
terns in wall paper is a design in
which a conventionalized poppy motif
spreads itself out in graceful grabes
ques over a darker surface. For a
narrow hall or a north room,, where it
is desired that the walls shall re
flect the light, it would be charming.
In the same category is an orange
grass cloth, with which comes a chintz
with an orange pattern on a black
ground. A room with such a back
ground furnished with comfortable
willow chairs and a few pieces of lac
quer should be colorful and original
enough to satisfy the most fastidious
It is a treatment, however, that cajls
for particular pictures. Only good
strong etching's with plenty of white
in them and ebony frames should be
Buttonholes bound with a contrast
ing;' color are a fashion feature.
Blue stitchery is frequently the only
ornament on black taffeta silk.
Odd vests sometimes provide all the
interest for a simple costume.
The prettiest dresses have used a
touch of black which, adds richness to
any bright colored frock.
9 Rose and gray are a spring com
bination that is made into frocks of
fivmy materials.
The white silk middy, with edgings
of color, are a pretty garment for the
little girl.
A musHne frock that is made of pol
ka dotted muslin is veiled with navy
blue bouetseline.
Delightful necklaces and pendants
are formed of beaded bands, ending
in tassels or ornaments.
It is a new idea, to fasten a frock
down the middle of the front with rib
bons tied into bow knots.
Silver lace for the bodice and rich
satin for the skirt will fashion an eve
ning gown of rare beauty.
The collars and facings of the new
top coats are of a different material
from the body of the coat.
A tassel fastened to the ci4 wn of a
hat and falling with soft grace over
one side of the crown makes a novel
There are dozens hundreds of
pretty girls turning themselves into
plain, unattractive females, appear
ing at least ten years older than their
proper age, simply because they are
wearing their hair in the most hideous
fashion ever evolved by the morbid
imagination of a crazy hairdresser.
Some beauties manage to still look
fascinating with their pretty hair oiled
and dampened ' until it resembles a
coat of black paint rather than hair,
but then they are beautiful, and true
beauty can scarcely be utterly dis
guised. To the ordinary pretty girl this
trained-back-from-the-temples and up.
from-the-base-of-the-neck style speels
utter disaster.
If her features are lferge, they look
larger; if small, their insignificance
immediately becomes painfully appar
ent, and every trifling defect of con
tour or complexion is startling evi
dent. Do be wise, for no amount of 'smart
ness"' makes up for looking hideous.
Candy striped muslin in pink and
white, yellow and white and red and
white is used for one piece frocks
for country wear. They are trimmed
with borders of the solid color, or
with Irish or felt lace.
' Long jackets of cloth, made with
cape effect, will be worn with skirts
of black and white check. One of the
smartest trimming features is the
Pierrot collar of plaited white tulle
or muslin, which covers half the cape
or the coat.
Huge black feather fans are car
ried by many women and peacock
fans are much prized. Dame Fash
ion, who will stand for almost any
thins', has put the ban on colored
handkerchiefs for evening wear, and
if you wou.d conform to her decree
carry a square of flimsy lace In pure
Piecing the old-fashioned patch
work quilt is again a popular occupa
tion. . Nursery quilts are made of
heavy cotton r linen sketched with
designs to be worked with floss. Moth
er Goose figures being favorites. Sim
ple patterns done in blue and white or
rose and-white chambray are chosen
for body's rooms. The mystic rose
design now popular, calls for a pale
pink calico, a rose shade, a rich red
and the bright shade of green for
foliage. The morning glory pattern
of rose and French blue calico is also
a favorite. The "four patches" calls
for a white background dotted with
tiny pink rosebuds. For a colonial
bed the old log cabin design is chosen.
Loosely woven gray scrim, which is
inexpensive, would make extremely
good looking curtains for your living
room or library. Use the selvage as
a finish for the sides and across the
bottom: hemstitch a two-inch hem.
An unusual way to decorate the cur
tains is to embroider a stencil pattern
in greens and bronze. A quaint foli
age pattern would give the right ef
fect. Place the stencil on the curtains
and with a pencil mark the pattern.
By holding the pencil in an upright
position and following the cut iine of
the stencil board the outline' can be
readily traced. Simple, sketchy stitch
es should be used for the embroidery
as a light shadowy effect is desired.
Another unique color combination is
dull silver and orange; then when the
light shines through the curtains the
embroidery will emit a bright bit of
color. This sort of curtain will look
especially well in a room where blue
Is the dominating color.
When changing the thread on your
sewing machine remove spool from
spindle without breaking the thread,
place new spool on spindle, tieing
thread to that with which the machine
is already threaded, then taking hold
of the thread at the needle, draw
thread through every part, to be
threaded at once, even to the needle
if the thread or silk is fine. This is
all done very quickly and is not only
a "time saver" but a real help to one
with impaired Sight.
Towels may be marked expeditious
ly and also effectively by using cor
onation braid either in white or in
colors, according to -taste. Stamp or
draw the initials upon the towel and
then apply the braid, which comes in
various sizes, in outline, couching it
on with thread to match.
Coronation braid may be had in a
fine variety which is suitable for
marking those popular little guest
Artistic wreaths, bowknot and oth
er simple designs may be made easily
and quickly with the same material.
Pillow cases, too, may be attractive
ly Initialed or decorated In a similar
manner. White braid is more satis
factory than colors because it laund
ers so much better. Coronation braid
gives pleasing results also when used
to outline conventional "borders on
center pieces and table covers.
oiflinv it rlMft windows
-..n., -h4 a n ,,, ff the frames.
Also add a few drops of kerosene to
the water used ror cleaning. a-iv
the glass a much brighter and more
crystal like appearance.
It is estimated that the wemi of
this country waste ever 7OO,e0O,0O
a year in their kitehens.
Miss Rose Moriarty, city clerk of
Elvira, O., is recognised as the polit
ical boss of that town.
. After 1931 no girl will be allowed to
graduate from Vasaar college unless
she is an expert swimmer.
Mrs. Charlotte Reagan, aged 70, has
proved her right to ISO acres of neme
stead land in California.
Black lead -mixed with turpentine
instead of water (fives a more prll
liant and lasting polish, and prevents
the stove from rusting, no matter how
damp the weather.
To make kid gloves look like new
after they have been cleaned ru1 over
with white of egg.
Apple Surprise Fare and remove
cores with a corer from juicy, tan
a Doles: fill cavities with sugar mixed
with cinamon, chopped raisins and a
little butter: then steam until tender.
but - unbroken. In the meantime boil
rice in salted water until tender but
not mushy: then drain;' when apples
are done roll them in beaten egg, then
into the rice: set on a buttered dish
dust with pulverized sugar and set in
a hot oven for a few minutes. Serve
with a lemon and maple sugar sauce.
Shaker Layer Cake Cream togeth
er one-half cup of butter and one
cup of light brown sugar; add two
eggs beaten light, one-half cup of
water, one teaepoonful of lemon ex
tract, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder sifted with one and three-
fourth cups of flour and one cup of
hickory or butternut meats chopped
rather coarse. Bake in layers and
put together with brown sugar, crenm
icing or plain white icing. . Ornament
the top of the cake with halves of
nut meats.
About Milk.
Mr. Editor: There seems to be so
many interpretations in regard to the
local milk situation, that, perhaps a
little actual light on the subject would
at least, relieve some of the intentional
misstatements that have been pub
lished in vour columns in the past few
weeks. It Is not a question of how
much water a man can sell his patrons
tor five cents a quart, from ten cows,
to be able to deposit $2,000 a year in
the savings bank, 'but can a man sell
milk for less than 12 cents a quart in
single bottles (and I mean milk, not
that eight and 15 -quart cow kind that
is doubled at the spring to sixteen and
thirty quarts) and get by?
A cow must be from two to three
years old before she can produce milk.
During that time the producer has
spent $90 on her without a return to
say nothing of the chances of loss by
accident or illness. She gives her
maximum milk at five years and at
nine becomes a non-producer and U
sold to a liberal 0?) buyer to be con
verted into kosher beef at a loss of
over 60 per cent, of her value. The
cows are milked by labor at an ave
rage cost of over $2 per day per man,
the feed costs, and it must be remem
bered that hay has a market value of
$23 tper ton. bedding at $15, silage of
$6 per ton and feed of $80 and that a
farmer is plowing, sowing or planting
and cultivating all the season for his
herd. Not only his work but that also
of his help, his machinery, his horses
is required for putting in crops, mow
ing, filling silo, and the cutting and
feeding of green crops, for his cows to
eat through the fall, winter, spring,
and in many cases summer. Usually
he can turn them out to pasture for a
part of May, June and July, but they
want silage or hay and grain just the
same and when August comes they
must have fresh, succulent green feed
or they will drop in their milk flow,
and they generally do at that. "Sta
bles must be clean, light and airy,"
utensils must be washed and steril
ized, the cows must be clean, the milk
ers' hands must be washed and dried
before milking, the health of the cow
must be tested, and the milk must be
up to the state standard."
It should be carefully milked into a
narrow mouthed pail, and strained
through several thicknesses of cheese
cloth or absorbent cotton and in a
room free from hay, dust and microbes
away from the cats and dogs, run
through a sanitary clarifier and
through an ice cold aerator into the
bottles and immediattly capped with a
sanntary cap. This all costs as it takes
time and time is money whether you
are a policeman -or a dairyman.
The feed of each cow costs for hay,
silage, bedding, breeding, grain 50
cents per day, and the man, horse, la
bor, depreciation, ice, insurance, vet
erinary attention, medicine, loss on
cans, bottles, to say nothing of bad
debts (and there are a few who still
owe the milkman) 20 cents per cow
per day. The average cow gives but
an average of seven quarts of milk
per day (contrary to some of the pub
lished, local statements). For these
seven quarts the milkmen for the past
month have been getting 68 cents.
For example. Farmer Brown sells
milk. He has ten cows, and sells sev
enty quarts daily. He gets when his
collections are made at the old price
six cents a quart or $4.20 per day. He
drives in seven days and delivers,
leaves home at 5 a. m., gets back at
noon, was up at three. He has to milk
and gets through at 6 p. m. He has
worked 15 hours or one union day and
seven hours at pay and one half. But
for his total yearly income of 365 days,
he gets $29.40 per week or $1528 for
himself, his team, his family and in
cidentally ten cows, one bull, and
young stock enough to replenish his
herd yearly. The whole situation
makes me think of a recent cartoon
in a Boston paiper. The man goes to
his tailor for a suit, cloth is up, labor
is up, buttons are up, and the suit
cost over last year's price $5. But he
must have it. He expects to pay more
for he is getting more wages. Next
he goes to the shoe store to buy shoes,
"27 factories closed in Lynn." Leather
is high, labor is high and scarce,
landlord raised the rent, shoes are $
higher. Well, he must have the shoes.
He gets up in the morning, meets the
milkman at the door. "Sorry, mister,
but owing to scarcity of grain, poor
silage, no weather to pasture my cows,
and my boy George has left me and
gone to the munition factory to work
so I must ask you to give me a cent
a quart more." He is kicked ofT the
steps with loud exclamations of un
grateful, robber, thief, and a further
thrust of, "Don't you come here again
as I shall not pay it; net to you, any
way." Some of the dealers who sell the
lowest and, according to statistics
whose milk on several tests last sum
mer was the lowest, run the most ex
tensive equipment, hire all their la-
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bor, buy the highest priced cOws, pay
the most interest, and if the truth was
known, make-the least money. If you
want good, clean, rich milk you have
got to pay for it. If on the other hand
you want white milk and are satisfied
with it, but skim milk for half price.
Calves thrive on It. But. don't accuse
men who work hard of trying to cheat
you, because they ask you to be liberal
wfth them. The trouble Is they don't
keep books like the plumber, the den
tist or the milliner.
Yantie, May IS, 1917.
Sweet Corn.
Unless your garden space is large,
do net attempt to grow sweet corn,
advises a bulletin of the National
Emergency Food Garden Commission,
which is cooperating with this news
paper in the effort to make idle city
lands produce food.
Corn as a garden crop should prob
ably not be attempted on any plot of
less than 2,000 square feet. As a
small garden crop it is wasteful of
space, that is, it produces relatively
a small amount of food in proportion
to the space it occupies, as compared
with such compact crops as beets,
spinach, peas, and the like.
But if you have the space as much
space as there is in an average sub
urban or village garden then there is
no more profitable garden crop than
sweet com.
No other vegetable gains so much
by being fresh. No other losea val
ity so quickly after being taken from
the garden, A city dwe'.ler who has
not eaten sweet com freshly plucked
from the stalk does not know the tru
er flavor of this delicious and popu
lar vegetable. The sugar, which gives
it is characteristic flavor, quickly
disappears and becomes starch after
the ear has been pulled from the
Corn is a warm weather plant,
which means that it must not be
planted until frosts are over and the
ground is beginning to warm up. The
seed robs easily in cold or damp
ground. At the same time corn can
not withstand drouth, so it should be
planted in ground that has been deep
ly spaded so that it will hold mois
ture. Corn requires shallow, wide,
howine: about the stalks to conserve
the moisture below.
Because of the necessity of wide
and thorough cultivation during the
growing season, corn is usually
planted in hills 2 or 3 feet part, the
hills being in rows 3 or 4 feet apart.
But if your space is limited you can
sow the seed in - drills (trenches) 2
inches deeip and thin out later to one
stalk every 10 inrhes. Plant plenty
of seed to allow for dead seed and
those which rot in the ground a quar
ter of a pint being enough seed for
a row 10!) feet long.
On the Arras Battlefield.
Stirring incidents of the tremendous
fighting on the Arras battlefield are
related by wounded officers and men
who have returned from the British
front in France. That these men .are
absolutely satisfied with the progress
the British troops are making is
quickly evident. They are pleased
with every aspect of the fighting. It
is difficult to extract a grumble even
from that most exacting critic the
"old soldier."
liis pointed out here that this sit
uation gives the soldiers confidence,
the surest foundation of perfect mor
ale and that this backed by abundant
material, leads to victory.
Asked if there were no mistakes,
oversights, checks or blunders, one
young officer who had been wounded
in the head and left hand with shrap
nel and whose life had been saved by
one of the British army's so-called
"tin hats," replied:
"Oh, yes, there were checks and
blunders, all right: only they weren't
on our side of the fence. They were
all on the other side of the 'granite
wall,'" Mister Hlndenburg"s side, you
know. I guess he will be issuing an
other order to his armies, as he did
over the December show at Verdun,
demanding stricter training, and re
gretting faulty morale. All those
guns, you know, and the thousands of
unwounded prisoners, and the Ger
man barrage that didn't get going un
til our fourth wave went over the
parapet. They'll have to vamp up
something a bit more convincing to
soothe the Fatherland over this show,
won't they?"
One little man who had tried con -elusions
with a German grenade and
had left the ground with fourteen
wounds but in remarkably high spir
its, expressed the conviction that the
German grenade was 'not a bloomin'
patch on ours." He and a comrade
told a story of visiting a 'cave of the
dead," so circumstantial in its details
an to leave no doubt of its truth.
While exploring a huge she.) crater
they discovered a cavity leading out
of one side of it and, entering the hole
found it led to what once had been an
exceptionally large and deep dugout,
probably a battalion headquarters.
By the light of their electric torch
es they explored the dugout and be
came convinced that one of the Brit
ish heavy shells must have penetrated
it and exploded therein. The floor of
the dugout, they asserted, was posi
tively crowded with dead Germans of
whom a large number were officers.
None of the huddled bodies showed
any signs of a wound. The terriffie
concussion of the great shell explod
ing in that confined space apparently
had killed all of them. One German
had a telephone receiver in his hand.
A Canadian corporal, whose story
was confirmed by an ofneer who fig
ured prominently in the incident, des
cribed how four four men captured 100
Germans in a dugout after the British
advance had passed beyond them. The
corporal who was wounded, first drop
ped a bomb into the dugout and then,
hearing no response, led the way .down
a long flight of steps leading to a
considerable cavern. Hearing voices
in the darkness they dropped a cou
ple more bombs while on the wav
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down, and. on entering the cavern,
lighted a candle.
At this a murmur aroie from a
group of Germans huddled at the fnr
end of the dugout, standing with their
hands above their heads. The can
dle went out and the British officer
shouted that if any man moved he
wou:d "bomb them all to glory." Tl-.e
candle -was relighted and one man of
the four Britishers was sent to the
entrance to the dugout while he or
dered the Germans to advance in
groups of three and p:I up their
arms, warning them that he would
hurl a bomb into the crowd if any
made a hostile move.
By threes they were all marched up
Into daylight and dispatched to the
rear, the orderly at the entrance keep
ing watch of them to see th.it they
moved in the risiit direction and
warning them that he woulil shoot
them if they undertook to escape. In
the end the whole, lot nf prisoners was
safely dispatched on the road to more
certain captivit3
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