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I3 YEARS QJUD wteveA at th Fostefflee M Kprwteh. CenaV e seeend-elass avatter. Bulletin Business Ofltae 4L Bulletin Job. OOm 88-2. .WUllMotltg Offloa. f Main Street NofOToh, Thursday, Oct, 11, 1917. GIR8ULATIQU 1801, average ... 4,412 1906, average .5,920 9,420 Oeetofcer , 1917.. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . The Associated Press is exclusively-entitled to the use for republica tion ef all news credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. AH rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. , GOOD HIGHWAYS- The action of the town meeting in faishing the amount of money call ed for tn the estimates for the run ning' of the town during the ensuing year makes it evident P-nee more that there is thorough confidents in the that there is no disposition ta hamper them in the administration of thei duties, or to place any handicaps in their war which wpuld be dctrimeptai to the town's Interests. Few extras outside, of these which are voted each year were petitioned fbr, but in providing for the $5,006 for highways, it cannot help being felt that a wise course was -adopted. Good highways are of vital import ance to every town and there should be a disposition to provide not only for maintenance but for betterment' especially when the state Is rwlljing to. xurnisn -tnree tor every ao.iar tnat the town expends. Where "the" state ' ands so openly for the improve ment of roads there ought to be suffi cient interest taken by the town, es pecially when it is the town that Is going to get the greatest benefit. Certainly ycrwich Is willing to spend $5,000 for $20,000 wprth of 1m , proved roads and while there Is no certainty that the state appropriation will be sufficient to inset all the de mands of the towns, it will be appor tioned in accordance with the appli m t inn with TCnrwirti pettlncr itc share. The town meeting has shown by its action that the people ef this community stand for better highways and that they are amicus to do thsir part to get them. NEW ENGLAND COAL. That the coal situation for the New England states .. is not all rosy has been indicated for some time and' it . is not surprising that the : chairman of the New England coal committee, James J. Storrew of Boston, Is giv ing warning or tne possibilities of a shortage of steam coal and the pos sibilities of such a condition legard ing hard ooal. . This has been antici pated for sonie time by those wlio have been following 'the situation and not a few have been do'ing their ut " most to prepare for it. .. When Mr. Storrow refers to the manner in which the navy depart ment is interfering with the ccal transportation to this section and points to the fact that last week there were five tugs with a towing rapacity of three-quarters of a mil lion tons taken over by the govern ment and away from this servici, it is only explaining in greater de tail what has been apparent for months. The fact of the matter Is that there should be nothing to pre .vent the tidewater points from get ting plenty of coal if there were' the vessels available for such service, and the shortage in this diretcion is plain ly indicated by the statement of deal ers to the effect that .it is cheaper, in spite of all the congestion that ex ists on the railroads, to get coal to Norwich by rail than it is by boat. This may also be the reason why coal is being sold from 50 to 75 cents . a ton cheaper at inland points .than It 'a at tidewater. But it is thus made all the mere apparent that the govern ment must give due attention to thin A TITUk TV T7 9 J . " . - v. ' ' ---. t Li vUb in the manufacturing that it is, and with the government depending upen it for a great many of its war sup plies, it must be Impressed with the seed of doing its utmost to prevent a fuel shortage and industrial stagna tion. THE RIGHT MOVE. ' The action which has been taken hv tVlA TA1 OrlA nri Rtfiam.hln nnn-innn.r !n ' acquiescing with the conditions. imposed - by this ' country regarding bunkering facilities, and the agree ment to bring back from Java cargoes exclusively tap United States or Canada, furnishes -n example fw the ather ships tied up in the port of New York or at other points. Larse sums of money are being lost yy the inactivity of these vessels and Jiere does not appear to be any pos liblilty of a relaxation en the part of this country in its determination not grant licenses for theee stranded sargoes. . Sensing the situation a few ressels have decided to do business on this side ftf the Atlantlo by ear-rytng mxgoes to South American' porta and ringing back geed which are await ing transportation from ports In those oo'untriee to th United States. They are- of course aontrlbutimg to the re lief, at the transportation problem tn this country but they are at the same time MLgadns In prefttbl trade and overcoming the lea which was pi)i UP Steadily just as long as they remained Ml In Ms Tork harbor. There ta a good slated fleet of Dutch veeeels which can neither get away from port to return home nor go to Mother points without coming to some agreement with this gpverjir ment. The situation has existed long enough to show that this country Is determined In the matter, and the ac tion taken by the Nederland company Indicates a thorough appreciation of rhla. The quicker others come to the same conclusion, or are forced,' to by this government, the better it will be for all concerned. ' . THE SUPPLY OF STAPLE FOODS. The announcement which baa been made from Washington to the effect that federal control of staple food necessities will be put Into effect by the president's ' proclamation on November first is only what has been expected- JlnTorts have been made ta get the same result without talcing such a step but it has been impossi ble. Those who are in a position to do it have continued to take advan tage of the purchasing public. the speculator has . lost no opportunity and prices have not come down with the speed that they went up even though the actual or fancied short age does not now exist. There has been no Justification for the unfair profits, the boarding ' and speculation and the waste which has occurred, and In some cases been forced, in order -to affect the, supply and therefore the price. The govern ment has endeavored to relieve tho situation but it has been brought to the realization of the fact that a firmer grip must be taken on the sit uation, and as is usual in such cases .tie innocent must suffer with 'the guilty in having the new. regulations imposed upon . them for all whole salers, retailers, packers, cold storage men, and grain dealers will be in eluded in the order- They will be li censed and will be required to observe the rules. it is the intention of the food com mission to keep in closer touch with the food Industry for the better pro tection of the nation as well as the individual. There n!ay be an Incllna- I tion upon the part of some to look upon the move as drastic but when- it cprnes to dealing with pirates in this direction as well as those "In others stern measures have got to, be em ployed. THE EPISCOPAL PENSION FUND. The idea of pensioning employes who have given faithful service for long periods of years,, and to whom in a majority of instances ean be. at tributed a large share of the success of the business with which they ar- eennepted. has been crowing as the years pass. Large corporations, and small ones as wall, have seen the light rind are responding. Munlpipailtles have to some degree followed the course which has been adopted by In dustries and the government In some of the departments . have established the pension system. It is- not surprising therefore that the idea is : being , .taken up by the churches, where several of the de nominations era busily engaged In raising funds for this particular pur peee. In this connection the report which has Just been made by those in charge of the work of raising a $5,000,000 fund for the purpose Of tak ing care of Episcopal clergymen during their old age must be highly gratify ing, for not only was the desired amount raised which would assure the success of the plan but nearly four-fifths as much again, of which amount over the desired sum has al ready beep paid in. Clergymen are by no means the best paid people. In too many in stances are the far underpaid and it is but proper that some provision should be made for taking care of them after they have reached the age where poor health or feebleness makes it" impossible for them to carry on their work. The success which has been attained by the Episcopal church in this direction 'cannot fail to give much encouragement to other denomi nations which are striving for the same end. Ii is a wfse solution of the much debated question as to how the aged ministers should be cared for. EDITORIAL NOTE 8. Anyone who is looking o ' make a safe investment cannot go wrong., on one or more of the Liberty bonds. Why not a Liberty bond for a Christmas present? It's a chance to get that much of your phopplng out the way early.' The man on the oorner says: When It ccmes to unraveling a mystery, seme people find tliat a detective story is preferable to knitting.- From the way in whloh the South American countries are breaking with Germany, that nation will soon be without a friend on this side of the Atlantic: Berlin ' is ordering the darkening of German cities to baffle the air raid ers. But that is, only one way in which Germany's light is being put out. Help Is new being sept to the flood sufferers in China. It makes little difference where want exists, appeal tc this country is seldom made in vain. N.P one should hesitate over, par ticipation in the Liberty loan. It means not only support for the gov ernment but financial backing for the boys in- olive drab and the upholding of liberty; The probability that Greece will be actively participating In the war is only what was anticipated with Veni zelas . directing affairs In that Coun try. Greece . is now assuming its proper role. Those who play with loaded shot guns, those who . dispute a ' railroad crossing with a locomotive and those who persist in changing seats In a canoe must have all been brought up in the same school. Of course Christmas gifts are going to be sent ta sons. . brothers, hus bands asd sweethearts acress the wa ter, hut it should bo remembered if. they are coins to get them by . the holiday they must be mailed by the middle of next month. " s YOUNG ROBIN'S ' "Since Saturday'..' said the girl who likes to talk, "I have become a hope less pessimist, misanthrope and gen erally disillusioned person. It is' all because I tried to do a good died. I have come to the conclusion that geod deeds In this world must be rare ns otherwise the populace would be more accustomed to them, and the accomp lishment of one would not be fr-tugtit with so much excitement. , Jt I had started out with a fife and drum cprps to call attention to tne tact tnat. J was in the aet of doing samethnsg praiseworthy I could not have drawn 4 large crowd. "If you ought not to' do a) thing yon are at once crazy to do exactly that and nothing else, which probably ex plains why the robin which caused the trouble acted as he did. No doubt the cause ' goes farther back rhl mother knew perfectly welt that she had no business to build a nest where she did, in a spindling poplar tree on a street that averages fifty-eleven au tomobiles a minute, so. of course, she built it there. "And when young robin fell put of the nest he fell into a ' hard paved world of tooting machines, . yelling small boys and dogs and cats. A crowd of small boys followed him, making futile grabs as he hopped and stumbled out into the roadway. "So I dropped my magazine and went out and picked him up, where upon he opened a cavernous, yellow lined mouth and yelled his head off. People popped out of doors and win dows and I hastily deposited him on a front yard bush. He fell off, having no tail feathers to balance himself with. So I chucked him up on the grass and fled. "In two minutes he was back In the road, and again I rescued him, circled by email boys, full of carying advie. A soldier in khaki and an agent with a bag joined the Interested onlookers. Miaanwhile the robin had hoppod down a house areaway and was bat tering himself against the cement. "The soldier and the agent and I resolved ourselves Into a hoard ef managers and be came chatty. We agreed that it was tee bad but were unanimously voiceless when It came to suggesting remedies. Between small 'boys and dega and cats the robins hold on life seemed fragile. "So, finally, I went into my house and got a bird cage and popped the young adventurer inside. Was he grateful? He was not. He yelled his head off, so I hurriedly took hfan to tho back yard, dug a worm and pre sented it to him. He scorned it. It was a perfectly, good wriggly worm, and Jie should have been delighted. All he was interested in was batter ing himself against the cage bars in a clumsy, determined way. . "While I was looking for" a fuzzy woFm or pink one or something calculated te tempt his appetite the cat from next door made a spring and knocked the cage over, and when I cuffed the cat its owner came out and LETTERS TD THE EDITOR Four Dollars an Hour. Mr. Editor: I cannot help but -believe that there must have been an error somewhere in the article pub lished in this column last Friday in which the writer' slaring himself Far mer said that his boy raised two hun dred and fi'tv bushels of potatoes on one and one-half acres, of land, selling same for ninety ' cents per bushel, and thus made a wage of four dollars per hour. I cannot believe that hour is meant. I think that four dollars per day would sound better. Such statements are read and quickly believed, by many city people thai? don't know about labor, etc.. on one and one-half acres of potatoes. Then these people begin to bewail and holler hpw the farmer is B"ettin5 rich from them. Therefore it the four dollars per hour Isn't an errpr, I think it would be very Instructive and interest'ng for Farmer to write anothsr letter, tell? ing us all about the boy's potatoes, how he could possibly plant, attend to the growing, and harvest one and one half acres of potatoes in fifty-six and one-quarter hours. For as I fisrure at ninetv cents per. bushel, two hundred ari fifty bushels would come to 1225 which, at four dollars Pe,r hour, would be fifty-six anfl one-quarter hours. ITcrdV enough time for ope man to disr them, yet he got the two hundred and twenty-five dollars for the whole eron. Now when the cost of seed and fertilizer is taken out it would reduce the number of hours a erood many; therefore one may readily sea my grounds for not crediting the state ment as it read. Hoping that same was an error, and will he speedily ad justed through your letters to the ed itor, I anxiously await developments. Tours respectfully, FARMER VTQ. t. South Coventry, Conn., Oct. 8, 1917. Nothing to Do With Suffrage Question Mr. Editor: I have been asked to state whether there is any connection between the pink slips, issued by the Women's Liberty Lan Committee or the committee itself and woman suf frage and I "wish to state clearly that there is none. Further than that the Connecticut Women's Liberty ' Loan Committee has among its chairmen Airs. T. N. Hepburn, president Con necticut Woman's Suffrage Associa tion, and Mrs. D. A. Markham, pres ident Connecticut Branch of the Na tional Association Opposed to Woman Suffrase, who are working harmoni ously together. I have already sent an invitation to the Norwich Anti Suffrage Association to appoint a rep resentative to act with me on the Norwich Women's Liberty Loan Com mittee and have receiyed a reply that ttiey would ao so. - It wpuld be a pity If rhe first direct t-aii lu m? wumeii ui nits country irom their government were ta be miscon strued In any way. The only belief required of any member is a belief in her country and its ideals. ADA R. CHASE. -Norwich, Oct, 10, 1917. A Mother's Viewpoint. Mr. Editor: I have read Ball's, and Mrs. Hall's letters in your papers, and would like to make the follow ing reply. TheNRed Cross is certainly doing a Worthy and helpful work in our city, and we should and dq appreciate the time and money our women are giv ing to make the work successful. But, the suffering caused by drafting the married and family man ean never be alleviated by the eharity of either the Red Cros3 or any ether organisation. Perhaps if lira. Hall had small chil dren to whom the giving away of "Daddy" means the giving up of home, and the loss of future opportunities, she, . too, would appreciate the factJ that the unnecessary drafting of the family man is gdtng te rob wives and children of homes and heme influence that no amotftt of material comforts !iven them by- the Red Cress or the United Missions can compensate. A home Is not based entirely on one's financial resources. , A husband gives his loveinfluenee and personality to ADVENTURES told the sun, moon and stars what she thought of me. "Then I bore' my squawking prey back to the front porch, set htm. down and sternly surveyed him. io was amenable neither to reason nor ad vice. All he wanted was to escape and probably be run over for his pains. There was nothing doing to my suggestion that he remain pa tiently where he wu for a. few days till his tall feathers grew so that he could balance.' There was nothing to do but to put him where dangers did not threaten. So. picking up the llt- tie cage. I set out down 68d street to the . little lake shore park.- o tne ay I met one . thousands persons, each of whom was either shocked, surprised or pained to sea a robin In captivity. And all of them, whether they knew me or not, desired to tell me of their emotions. Rapidly cal culating, J saw that if I paused te tell my life's' story to each objector I should be 7-5 years old and the robin ton-dead before I ever Teaehed the park. Therefore - I strode en with comments whistling shrapnel-like about my seething ears. ' " ' A robin! hissed a lady in osange Jersey cloth. In that cage! The Idea! She ought to be reported to the Hu man Society! .. 'Lookit! Ixwjklt!' chled a small boy. "She's got a robin! Ain't that orful, mummy!' " 'Yes dear,' ' said mummy, wither ing me with a glanee. 'She must be a crew-el. erew-el person! I -hope you will not grow1 up to be like that" "Madam.' said a lady with a large nose. 'If you will give me your ad dress I will call with pamphlets! You cannot know what you are dolngl By shutting op one robin you allow ninety-one thousand, three hundred and eighty-seven buge and destructive in sects to flourish all summer 'and their desoendants will reach billions and trillions!' " 'Gee!' said a young man. Just lately graduated from the bird's nest ing epoch, 'she's gotta robin I Ain't that fierce!' "So, pursued by ' the objurgations and scathing dislike of my fellow man, I at laet reached the park, sought a thick clump of bushes and into their midst dumped by squalling captive. " 'There! said I .'For goodness" sake go dig your own worms and shut tip!' " 'Sauawk!' said he and vanished. Breathing freely i started home, swinging the empty cage. " That's her!"" said a disapprov ing voice on the corner. That's the girl that has the robin. - 'Til never live U down. In my neighborhood, whenever I appear they will point me out as the savage who makes robins into - pies and little children will run from me! Do you wonder I am peeved?" "Well.' said the unwilling listener, "being a philanthropist is a hard job! And I'll bet that bird got paral?jsls because he hopped so fast serosa the park to reach the street and the au tomobiles again ! " Exchange. the home he has provided for his family. 3111 and I may be "small cubs in this jungle" of public opinion, but wa cannot sit quietly by and see here tofore independent families thrust upon the charity of friends, or the public, in order that by selective draft, the ' father and husband may serve in the army to protect single men or married men with no children. It is an injustice to permit the opin ions of unmarried and childless men and women to carry weight in judg ing the rights of the family man in this question. No one but a father or mother can appreciate how seri ously these separations of families will ultimately affect the family life and society of America; only they can know the unnecessary and unpardon able suffering these decisions will cause of persevered in. Why must we, at the beginning of caiiing upon our resources, enlist the men whose services are going to mean the greatest sacrifices and add un necessary sorrow to our already brim ming cups of misery caused by the war? A MOTHER. Norwich, Oct. 10, 1917. THE WAR PRIMER By National Geographio Society. The Trene-Siberian Railroad. The vastness of the problem which Russia has to face in maintaining herself by the side of her Allies in the great world war is nowhere better exempli fied than In the story of the Trans Siberian railroad. When it is remem bered that in normal times it takes a mail train thirteen days to make the run from Vlaivostok to Moscow, and that the total distance between the two cities is 5,391 miles, ft wil.be seen what a tremendous haul is required for a very large pencedtage of the muni tions which Russia must have to wage her war. In this connection, the fol lowing bulletin, just issued by the Na tional Geographic society from its headquarters in Washington is of in terest. "Few people realize how great some of the difficulties are which the Rus sian, government has to face in keeping its armies in the field, provisioned and munitioned. These difficulties are strikingly exemplified by the story of the Trans-Siberian railroad. The dis tance from the Pacific terminus at Vladivostok to Moscow .is 6,391 miles, and to Petrograd 5,481. In the days before the war, when the line was well equipped and not unduly burdened with t raffle, the fastest express train required nine days to make the run. while ordinary mail trains, which prob ably made better time than the best freight time now Can be, toek thirteen days. The first-class fare on the Trans-Siberian between Moseow and Vladivostok was approximately $160. "Much of the Trans-Siberian road is still single track, and the tremendous ly heavy traffic of the past three years has levied a- heavy toll on both equip ment and roadbed, with the result that it is reported to be in far from prime condition. While in the main grades ape fair, yet it Is not to be expected tat on a road of snch length these could be compared to the grades ob taining on our own principal lines. The result is compartively short trains. Cured His RUPTURE I was badly ruptured while lifting a trunk several years ago. Doctors said my only hope of cure was an operation. Trusses did me ne good- Finally I got holii of something that quickly and completely cured me. Years have passed and the rupture has never re turned, alt-hough I ani doing hard work as a carpenter. There was no opera tion, no lost time, no trouble. I have nothing te sell, bu-t will give full in formation about how you may find a Complete cure without operation. If v-ou write to me, Eugene M. Puilen. Car penter, vl D MarceHus Avenue, Mtnai quaa. N. J. Better, out out this nottee and shew It te spy others who are ruptured you may save a life or at least stop the miierv ef rupture and the worry and danger ef an Operation. BAD COLD? TAKE "CASGARETS"FOn BOWELS TONIGHT THEY'RE FIN EI LIVEN YOUR LIVER ANO BOWELS AND CLEAR YOUR HEAD. NO HEADACHE, SOUR STOMACH, BAD COLD OR CONSTIPATION BY MORNIHQ. . Get a 10-ceat bps now. OoUha whether in the head or any pext oj the body re aulekly ever come by urgiag the Wver te aetien and keeping the. hewelfl free of poison'. Take Gas carets to. night and you will wake up -with a clear head and yeur cold will be oae,. eaaeawts work while you sleep; they cleanse and retr ulate the etornach. remove the seiur. undigested feed and foul gases: take the excess bile frpm the liver an? carry off the constipated waste matter 4 poison from the bowels. Remepaber th quickest way tp get rid of- op ids is pn or two Casosxets at night to cleans the system. Get io-eent bpx t any dTPf atom, on't forget the children. They relish this Candy Cathartic and tt Is often all that Is needed to drive a cold from their little systems. many engines and slow progress, ' task of transporting te the front even an adequate supply ef munitions, that all Through the war fleets of shins have sailed from England and America, through the ice of the Aretie ocean to the mouths of th Tenesei and Onvt rivers, there discharging their cargoes into river bpats whleh have carriedtba freight up the rivers to the points where tbe railroad erosses them, to be transshipped there and hauled to the front. JSvcn from, the Obi river to Moscow is almost as far' as from Den ver te New YeFk, white the distance from- the Tenesei to Moscow equals that from our Atlantic to pur Pacific ooast. "Few people realise the magnificent distances that obtain in Siberia, stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific ocean,- it is one and a half times as large as the United States and forty times as large as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. If all of our own country east of the Mississippi riyer ' were added to Europe, that continent would still be smaller by '. peme hundred thousand square miles than Siberia alone. When it is remembered that for the major portion of the year Rus sia's foreign supply of munitions must cross Siberia, either from the . Arctic ocean or the Sea of Okhotsk. It will become plain why Russia has faced problems of supply such as no other country on either side engaged In the war has encountered, "On leaving Moscow, the Trans-8i- herian road rune through about 'Hie miles of the great western plain of European Russia to the city of TTfa e-t the foot of the Ural Mountains. Some 520 miles east of Moscow is a pyramid on the one side of . which is inscribed the word "Europe," and on the opposite side the word "Asia." This pyramid stands on the very apex of the Urals. The 'railroad at this point is 1,850 feet above- sea level. Be tween Ufa and Tchevablusk the road rises from 310 feet elevation to 1850 feet and drops back again to 760 feet. At the latter, place are huge wooden barracks where immigrants entering Siberia are -quartered in peace times, waiting for transportation. In 4918 more than a auarter of a million- Rus sians reversed our own "going west" of a srreration ago, and went "East" into Siberia. "Across the vast stretches of west ern Siberia the Trans-Siberian rail road passes through grassy steppes Inhabited by horse-breeding kirghives, through long reaches of virgin forest, and through many important agrlcuW tural regions. Crossing out of the Tomsk government into that of Yeni seisk, the road shortiv reaches At chinsk. the "northernmost town on the railroad. Its latitude is the same as that of the middle eeast of Labrador. Indeed, at no time after it leaves Mos cow until It enters Manchuria does the Trans-Siberian ever touch further south than the northern coast of New foundland. By the time it reaches Lake Baikal, it has climbed again to 1,500 feet, and In eklrting that body of water has to pass through forty tunnels, through numerous giant cuts and over many bridges. It continues to climb until it reaches Sokhondo, 3,100 feet,- where It penetrates a tun nel bearing on its western entrance the inscription "To the Great O-fsan," and on its eastern entrance the in- I r fUMr -' trun ! And we will deliver to your home thin $100 Victrola together with $5 in Victor Records, your choice from the big Victor Catalog. . Balance on 'monthly terms of only. $5 Every Victrola and every Victor Record always in stock Victor yicti!0las ;mB victor recohds z 1 TJtc Store of victor Service Supreme jviairi 3t. - nun m J! exas (bomeay r A CRACK ERJACK MALE QUARTETTE IN SYNCOPED HARMONY BERK & BRODERICK- Late Stars ef the "Lilae Domino" In a Classy Singing and Danc ing Offering. Dorothy Dalton in "The Ten of Diamonds" 5 PART TRIANGLE STORY OF A SUPER WOMAN AND SUPER MAN TODAY 2t30f 6;45 and 8:30 ALL 8TAR CAST ALL 8TAR CAST D. W. GRIFFITH'S MASSIVE PRODUCTION With BLANCHE SWEET, MAE MARSH, LILLIAN OI8H. H. B, WALTHALL, ROBERT HARRON, DOROTHY GISH in ' " HER CQNPQNSD SIN SMASH fVIGHACTS Matinee 2i3Q; Eve. 6:45, 8:30 NO ADVANCE IN PRICES Other Futures I EDWARD T. CONNELLY ,N0NNCGW serlptlon "To the Atlantle Ocean." After passing the junction ef the road te Mukden, the frana -a Iberian dreps down to 760 feet, then climbs again to 1.100. and thence back te sea level at Vladivosteek. "From this It will be asen that whether viewed from the standpoint of distance, which is one and onehalf times that across the Ameriean conti nent by some ef the longer routes from seaboard to seabeard; whether from that Of latitude and ellroate, whieh Plaees It at times 140 miles north of the main coast of Newfoundland and gives it at some points an average temperature in January of flve degrees below sere: whether tram that ef ele vation whieh gives It three mountain ranges to cross; er whether from that of trackage faellltlei and rolling stosif supply, ne nation has ever had such a railroad problem te deal with In a time of great crisis as Russia has In connection with the oporatipn of the Trans-Siberian line. STORIES OF THE WAR A Refugee's Story. Moeseek Vorperian is a 1 7-yearrold Armenian boy who escaped from his home at Harpeot during the Turkish massacres in whlh his father was killed, his sister carried away to a ha rem and his mother imprisoned. With five companions hs made pis way Into the Russian Caucasus, where American missionaFies and government officials helped him to come to America. He hopes to continue his education in this country and also to rouse the people to send more help to the suffering rem nant of the Armenians and Syrians in the Near East. Vorperiap speaks Eng lish with fair fluency and rauph fire. He has been lecturing under the aus pices of the American committee for Armenian and Syrian relief. Follow ing is a short account of his trip from Turkey to America ,as he '' has writ ten it: - v i - "I escaped from the Turkish soldiers by crossing into the Russian Caucasus. But I found in Russia that Armenians everywhere were starving. I could not stay in that land of starvation. "My kind uncle sent me muoh money from America, and with this money I escaped by the help of American con suls and missionaries. I took a train from Tifiis the capital of the Caucasus. I had to travel third class. Now Rus sian third class is vpry bad, it is not like American trains. It was full of Russian soldiers, some of whom were weunded and all were smoking. A few days after' I met an American mining engineer, who was my friend. He gave me David Copperfield to read. "I was traveling alone and it was a lonesome time for a poor Armenian boy, for I had no mends, one sta tion two American Y. M. C. A. mis sionaries got on the train. They were reading English newspapers. Now it seemed to me not good etiquette to in terrupt them, but I found another way. I held my book, David Copperneld, so tnat they couia see wpat i was reaa ing. They soon said to -me: 'Do you read English" and so they became my friends. They gave me a letter to the T. M .C. A. secretary at Yokohama. "As I rode in the Russian ear one morning the sup arose and Oiled the T , 'J Norwich, Conn VAU&EVBLLE ' THUR9.r.FR I --S AT. our VALENTINE FOX In a Ventrjloqulal Novelty, Member ef the Black and White Club" p4REE U THEATRE TOPAY AND TONIGHT Harold Lockwood UNDERHANDICAP Special Eight Act Metre Wonder Play. Burton Holmes Travelogue BLACK DIAMOND COMEDY Coming Friday and Saturday EMMY WEHLEN In MISS. ROBINSON CRUSOE east with a bright red light. I saw th white plains of Siberia, covered with the anew with silver streams rushing across It. I saw the beautiful blue sky and I said, 'Three cheers for the red, white and blue I' For nature was mak ing there en the Siberian plain the beautiful American flag. " continued my Journey through Korea China and Japan. Then I sailed op a Japanese ship from Yokohama to Seattle. There I . found some kind American friends in the Y. M. C. A. Now I am tellin my story to the kind Americans. 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