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ARDMENT SALE! CRASH SO THE PRICES Sae Starts SatordayTorning January 26th la order to make room for our Spring and Summer atock, we are compelled to make sweeping reductions on all our Fall and Winter Merchandise, at price that will make you sit up and take notice. Whether you are in the market to buy or not, it will pay you to come and look over our line. The question has been asked: "WHY CAN WE SELL AT SUCH REMARKABLE LOW PRICES, WHEN MER CHANDISE IS SO HIGH." The answer is: "WE ARE MANUFACTURERS AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO MIDDLEMAN'S PROFITS, AND BY TRADING HERE YOU MAKE GREAT SAVINGS." EVERYTHING IN THE LINE OF MEN'S SUITS, MACKINAWS, OVERCOATS, TROUSERS, BOYS' TROUSERS, BOYS' MACKINAWS, BOYS' OVER COATS, BOYS' SUITS AND BOYS' KNEE PANTS, TO BE PLACED ON SALE. ALSO BOYS' CAPS, MEN'S CAPS AND MEN'S OVERALLS. WE QUOTE A FEW OF OUR PRICES MEN'S OVERCOATS We have one lot of about 50 Overcoats, gray mixture, and we will sell them at the low price of $5.98 each, value $12.00. ' One lot of MEN'S BLACK OVERCOATS $7.98, value $15.00. MEN'S TRENCH OVERCOATS, all sizes,; $12.48, value $18.00. One lot of TRENCH OVERCOATS, in assorted . nraminmirMT CATC tTlfV - 1 A AA -D-olna. Styles, IViVlIiAIliTltJ 1 Jtrtii . vi-i Ytniui t $22.00. MEN'S FINE BLACK KERSEY OVERCOATS, BOMBARDMENT SALE PRICE $17.98, value $25.00. MEN'S SUITS MEN'S SUITS, in blue and mixtures, prices ranging from $3.98 up. . MEN'S TROUSERS One lot 500 pairs SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT PANTS, at $1.00 a pair, while they last. Also a large variety of MEN'S PANTS, prices ranging from $1.48 to $4.24. BOYS' MACKINAWS BOYS' MACKINAWS, a large line to select from, prices from $3.98 to $5.00. BOYS' SUITS, BOYS' SUITS, a large variety to select From, prices ranging from $2.24 to $6.00. BOYS' PANTS . BOYS' PANTS, in assorted styles, at 49c, 59c and 69c per pair. HUNDREDS OF OTHER VALUES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. FOLLOW THE CROWD TO THE NORWICH BARGAIN HOUSE "MORE FOR LESS" 3-5-7 Water St., Cor. Washington Sq., Norwich, Conn. THRIFT AS DEMONSTRATED IN AGRICULTURAL LIFE ' (Written Specially for The Bulletin.) I iim i ii Tt'- tvA Invt ! J.UI111. Llirill. lllWlli A O fcllT IWV of hundreds of sermons and thousands of heart-to-heart talks. In most of these it is spoken of, mainly, as a synonym of economy or frugality. While it does have that meaning, it is not narrowly restricted to just that. My dictionary defines it as "A. thriv ing state or condition; gopd husban dry; economical management in regard to : property; frugality."' Also, ' Suc cess in the acquisition of property; , gain; prosperity." "Good husbandry," you'll notice, is one part of thrift. And "husbandry" is defined as '"Care of domestic affairs; domestic economy; management." It might also he well to note, in order to start off clear, that "domestic" as used in these definitions does not mean solely kitchen or even indoors affairs. It includes everything -which pertains to the home, the residence, the family. It means the getting of supplies, which is usually a man's outdoor work, as much as the handling of those sup plies inside the home, which is usually a woman's Indoor work. an unexpected doctor's out the Red Cross with. bill or help "Thrift, thrift, Hdratio!" . .That's the sole explanation of the difference. Both "are farmers. One is thrifty; the other is not. '.-'" Just where the - unthrifty ' one's trouble lies, I don't know, for sure, though the wife's very handsome new cloak which appears in public less than a week after they sold a cow at a fancy price, last fall, makes me a little suspicious. ' "Thrift,'' therefore, while it means frugality, also means industry, and good workmanship, and prudence, and efficiency in present laDor, ana lare-1 sight in future safeguarding plans. It means economy, which is quite as of ten the wise spending of money as the mere hoarding of-money. It means, also, energy and efficiency in getting money or other property. It means, also, the judicious and productive use of money or property already obtained. It means, also, such-a discounting qf the future as shall insure Us user against the largest possible number of to-be-expected chances. ' That is. it implies foresight and foreplanning; just as canny and careful preparation for 'coming needs and coming emer gencies as past experience teaches is practicable and probably desirable. "Well, what of it?" you may ask. Don't we farmers have to be eco nomical: don't we have to be indus trious; don t ' we have to be careful m our use of money; don't we 6pend a ood half of every recurring year in planning ahead and getting ready for the other half? Why talk to us about doing the things we do and have to do and don't need teaching about? .' Two summers ago a "one-horse" farmer I know of fixed over an old two-horse mowing machine with shafts and cut his six or eight acres of hay with it. He had a good horse when the haying season opened, and a dead one soon after it closed. He saved t$ or $10 in -wages which a hired team and machine would have cost him. He had to pay out $125 for a new horse. When he was fit ting on those shafts and when he was cruelly overworking his lone horse he thought he was practicing "thrift." He wasn't. He was ' simply throwing away money. - SHE WAS 1 Yet Suffered with Functional Disorder and Was Cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Spring Valleyjll. "Formany months 1 suffered from periodic pains I doc- . torea wiia our ia.ui" ily physician but re ceived ho relief then I explained my trouble to another doctor end he ad vised me to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound. Soon after takimr it I betan to notice a change for the better, and af ter.taking six bot tles I am in perfect health, and I cannot thank you enough frr -rtio rnlief it. has iriven me." Miss Kate Lawrence, Box 725, Spring Vallev. I1L . School girls and girls who are em ployed at home or in some occupation Should not continue TO suner tortures at such times, but profit by the experi ence of Miss Lawrence and thousands of others who have tried this famous root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound, and found relief from such suffering. If compli cations exist write the Lydia E. Pink ham Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass. ,The result-01 their 4u years experience m advising girls on this subject is at your service. i I J 1 wjf&t CONNECTICUT COLLEGE NEWS Midyear Exams Begin and Wirrthrop House Comes Out of Quarantine. Thursday, January 24, will long be . memorable day in the annals ot the rtudonts of Connecticut College, for two very obvious reasons; midyear examinations began and Winthrop House came out of quarantine. The first event was completely forgotten in the excitement of the awakening of 4he "Winthropites who for five long days have been kept in strict quaran tine. Owing to the fact .that one .of the girls in the house had a slight at tack of diphtheria, it was decided to Quarantine the entire college body and an order was issued by which all stu dents were campuscd for a. week. La ker It was decided .that it would be necessary to quarantine only the Win throp llonse giris, so' that the first order passed by the health depart ment was recalled. Although the paths to Winthrop have always befcn popular ones, the increased amount of traffic to the house during the past week was phenomenal, and the special delivery man, the ice cream man, the randy man and the fruit man has been kept very busy. Other campus houses have done all YOUR SICK CHILD IS CONSTIPATED! LOOK AT TONGUE IF CROSS, FEVERISH OR BILIOUS GIVE ."CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIGS" Verily, brethren, it seems to me that constant prodding is needed along this line for the exact reason that there are a whole lot of us very farmers who do NOT do all these things! Som of us do. And some of us den't. ; No matter what ails your child, a trentte, thorough laxative should always e the first treatment given. If your little one is out-of -sorts, half-sick, isn't resting, eating and act ing naturally look. Mother! see if .tongue is coaled. This is a sure sign thai iu little stomach, liver and bowels acre clogged with waste. When cross. Irritable, feverish, stomach sour, breath bed or has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, Wore throat, full of cold, g.ve a tea pgwonfol of "California Syrup of figs," wnd In a Xew hours all the constipated patwoa, undigested food an I sour bile irantly moves out of its little bowels (without griping, and you have a well, jptayful child again. , Mothers can rest easy after giving this harmless "fruit laxative," because It never tails to deans the little one's liver and bowels and., sweeten the rtocnach. and they dearly love its pleasant taste. FdH directions for fbabiMi children of all ages and for own-ops printed on each bottle. of connterfeit ng syrups. ASK druggiat for a bottle ot Syrup or iiew; then see that ft Is made by, the CaBforoia Fig In their power to make the order light er for the quarantined girls by origi nal ideas and plans to entertain. Sun day and Tuesday mornings, the girl3 of Blackstone House arranged a mail coach and drove over to Winthrop v.'ith much .noise of horns and with much mail and surprises. The. Plant House girls have sent mail, candy of all sorts and- description, while other houses have sent magazines, ice cream etc. , Thames Hall, the dininsr hall, which has been noticeably quiet during the past week, recovered all its gayiety at fiinner on Thursday, when the Win throp girls promenaded into the din ing hall with banners flying and horns loounjr. "uneer after cheer reached throughout the hall and the spfrit of unity and triendshin which is the mv aeriying tnemeof the college,, broke Lunn in inaescriDaole fashion. Mid Years Exams. Mid years examinations nr ifrmcr held at the college from Thursday, January 24th, until February 1st. Reg ular classes have been dismissed and uie lime win be devoted to examina tions. The schedule of the examina tions nave been so arranged that many or uie students will have ex aminations on the first few davs anfl the remainder of the time as vacation time. Students who are working for honors in subjects ara putting extra time in preparation and the entire student body is striving to keep the standards of the college high by high records of scholarship. Snow Storm Welcome. Tuesday's snow storm was very wel come at the college, and has been very much enjoyed. The girls are taking advantage of the snow to go snowshoe ing, skiing and slelghriding, , while many of the campus girls are taking advantage of the snow to take their Flexible Flyers out of the cellars and go sliding down the manv hills about the college. The early morning is es pecially popular for these sports, and a passerby, passing the college about 6 o'clock in the morning would doubt lessly notice forty or fifty girls on the read to Quaker iim on snowshoes. The Topic of the Hour, Pre-exam social affairs have, been the topic of the hour during the past two weeks. The Harbor Club Tuesday OVCIIIH8 aancea ana tne Monegan Wed cesday 'night dinner dances offer so' ciaz activities wnich are vr-rr mnoh enjoyed by the college girls, as well as oy tne many naval and army men in una aoout iMew JjOnaon. For instance: I have a neighbor who had a, Tather better crop of hay than usual, last summer. He also had a rather bigger number of cattle to carry over winter than usual, ion and l would have figured that, if we had a quarter more hay than the year before and a quarter more stock to feed, we'd need it all. But this neighbor didn t. He has found, past jointers, that his big mow full of hay. with some corn stalks and other fcrage, just carried him through. So he filled that mow and sold the rest of liis hay. Conse quence, his hay mow is now more than half emptied with ' the longest and worst half of the winter yet to come, and he faces the necessity of buying hay at $15 a ton to replace that which he sold for $10 a ton. or of selling off some of his stock. He asked me what I thought. I told him, bluntly and un compromisingly, that it was just s,ix months too late to do any ihinkirrf: along that line. The time to have used his think machine was last July, when he was haying: not this January, when tiie snow is two feet deep on the level and the thermometer a mile or so be low zero. For it must never be forgotten that "thrift" is just as far removed from "closeness" as it is from ex travagance. When we buy seeds and have to pay almost their weight in gold for them,, it is to dump them promptly into the dirt there to spoil as grain, that is. The seed we sow, after it has germinated and sprouts, disappears, vanishes, dissipates Into nothingness. Yet it is' thrift of the highest de gree thus to sacrifice that c5tly seed. Who doubts it? Not the farmer who knows that the seed he buries for ever in the soil has in it the promise of a return ten, twenty, a hurtdred fold. He doesn't need to be told that it is thrift to lose his seed for the sake of his harvest. - It is always thriftier to spend a dollar today than to lose a hundred dollars next fall be cause it wasn't spent when it should have been. NOTICE TO MOTHERS You can quickly heal baby's sore, chafed skin with . Sykes Comfort Powder which contains antiseptic, healing ingredi ents not found m any other nursery powder 25c at the Vinol and other drug stores The Comfort Powder Co., Boston, Mass, done is that which shall be done." By heeding the past we may forecast much of the future. -In fact, I think the most common form of thriftlessness among farm ers is that of shortsightedness. Our failure to discount the inevitable fu ture, to cast anchors to Windward be fore the .storm is fully upon -us, to make provisions beforehand for prob able exigencies along these lines lie our greatest mistakes. Naturally, we can't foresee all the future. We are not inspired prophets Tilings are going to happen which we can't foresee: often things which no one would expect. . P,;rt there are other things which anybody can pre dict with reasonable certainty from the teachings of past experiences It is a curious fact with us finite human beings that the surest way for us to see ahead of us is to look behind us. "That which h-fth been is that which shall .be; an; that which hath been True thrift, basing its reasoning on that memory of the past, not only pre pares for autumn harvest at spring seeding-time, but likewise prepares well in advance'lor all such happen ings as experience has taught us to be iikely to recur. Nor, having made sueh provision for everything which may reasonably be anticipated,' does it stop there. But, recognizing its own fallibility, it considers the possibili ty of other things happening; things perhaps not very probable, yet cer tainly not impossible. Wherefore, thrift not only makes preparations against the emergencies its past has taught it are reasonably to be -expected, but also prepares a' surplus of precaution against at least some of the demands which it cannot definitely foresees but wnicn are within the range of possi bility. I don't know, beloved reader, but you do that exact tiling and mav have been doing -it all your life. If so, you don't need advice. But there are farmers whose lives might he made much easier, whose comforts mipht be greatly increased, -, whose hardships mis-lit be vastly lessened, if they would show only half as much foresight in the management .of their other affairs as. they ar compellecUto snow, each returning season, in the management of their crops. . THE FARMER WAR NEWS DIGEST Stories of Activities and 6onditions Throughout the on the Battle Fronts, United States and Another neighbor complains that he cant' keep warm, though he has burn ed out one good stove and had to buy a new one. Xo wonder. i He hasn't a stick of seasoned or even dry wood around his house. He wal lows off to the woods through inter minable snowdrifts, cuts and hauls a lot of green wood, saws and splits it and tumbles it into a sort of conical pile out back of the kitchen door. The next snow promptly buries it, and the housewife has to di?j it out from under this snow blanket, wipe or brnsh it off, dry It in the oven before it wilL even burn at all, and then burn so much, with such an output of steam and gas, as to warp any stove that ever was made out of condition in ..1 1 - T It isn't the weather that is to blame for this mans and his family's dis- comiort, nor tor, ma navmg to buy a new stove. It's his own lack Of thrift, 1. e., good -husbandry, just as the other mans shortage of fodder is due to his lack of thrift, i. e., prudent foresight. Bmsstsi BUT WILSONVILLE Mrs. Ed. Keegan is entertaining her sister irom iynn, lor a lew days. Mrs. Ida Childs who has been in from pleuro-pneumonia is saining slowly. Mr. Langelier. who was injured In an auto smash, is at bis home for a fw days. He will return to the hospital lor ruryier treatment. Mrs. Theroux received "word Wed nesday morning of the death of a rel ative in West Thompson. 1 . Miss Edith Upham, who has been ill is atne'to Bcout. Now Six Times as Spanish -American American Forces Large as in War. There were 1,482,650 enlisted men and 110 865 officers in the United States Army at the opening of 1918, more than one and a half times as large as any force ever mobilized by this Nation, according to a statement by Secretary of War Baker. During the war with Spain the Army of the United States at its max imum strength aggregated 27,000 men! and omcers. The Army in the field and in training now is practically six times as great as the maximum num ber under arms in the Spanish-American War. About 45,000 officers were commis sioned from civil life in the two series of training camps, nearly eight times as many as the number of omcers in the Regular Army April 17, 1917. higher on November 15. 1917, than on November 15, 1913, and 46 per cent, higher than on November 15, 1911. During this four-year period corn meal advanced 127 per cent.; flour. 109 per cent.; lard, 104 per cent.; bacon, 77 per cent.; sugar, 75 per- cent.; and potatoes, 72 per cent. No article de clined in price. know another family which is pay ing twelve cents a pound for its sugar and is able to get two pounds a week, at that. Yet. this very familv was offered the chance, last fall, to lav in its full and ample winter supplv of sugar at seven dollars and a half a hundred syen cents and a half a pound. . This, before any shortage of sugar was announced and before Mr. Hoover had ever been appointed to control any food situation. But no; while they expected to need about two hundred pounds for the winter, "$15 seems such a' lot of money to use all for sugar at one time." Now they're getting along" with two pounds of sugar a week instead Of the five pounds a week' they normally use. and are paying almost double price for those short commons. Library Association Provides Books for Fighting Forces ' More than half a million books al ready have been furnished soldiers and sailors in training camps and in France by the American Library As sociation War Service and the flow is steadilv increasing, according to the director of this work. A campaign for funds inaugurated by the association last autumn netted more than $1,500,000 and real results in the tangible shape of books and comfortable libraries are being felt by the soldiers and sailors. The Carnegie Corporation gave $320,000 for the erec tion of camp libraries. Nearly all camps now have libraries and in the others buildings are in course of con struction. The reading rooms each accommodate 250 men. For the men in France the associa tion has organized distributing sta tions at all points of embarkation, where books are assorted for ship ment abroad. ' Soon every soldier who steps on a transport will carry a book with him, which he and his com panions will read on the way across, after which it will be forwarded to the men back of the trenches. No attempt will be made to establish libraries in France, but tne association will have representatives there to supervise the work of distribution. - v An Trolleys Lead To The ButineM Center of Norwich v ! THE JANU - . ' i 1 ARY-SALE This big Sale now enters its second week. During the continuation of the sale the same low prices will prevail in every department We do not urge, you to buy mdisenmra ately, but if there is anything in our big stock which you will need in the coming months, it will be decidedly to your advantage to purchase now. Prices will not be as low again in a long time. - ' - . . . Make the Most of Your Opportunity This Week Draperies and Floor Cover; tngv Remnants of Printed Linoleum, from 4 to 12 yard lengths, values 69c' and 75c a square yard r - SALE PRICE 41c Remnants Inlaid, Linoleum, 4 to 12 yard lengths, values $1.15. to $1.35 square yard, SALE PRICE 69c 79c Tapdstry Stair Carpet SALE PRICE 59c i - 89c Wool Ingrain Carpet SALE PRICE 69c $33.50 Axminster Rugs, in 9 by 12 size ..... SALE PRICE $2930 $23.50 Tapestry Brussels Rugs, . 9 by 12 size ... SALE PRICE $19.50 Sample Scrim- Curtains. These are slightly soiled single pairs .in prices ranging from 75c to $8.00 , a pair ONE-THIRD OFF. Duplicates of Samples 10 PER CENT OFF Odd Pairs of Curtains, including Quaker Lace, Marquisette, Irish Point, Madras, Nottingham, etc ONE-THIRD OFF Remnants of Curtain Materials, including Madras, Scrim, etc. in all grades ONE-THIRD OFF 25c Curvex Flat Curtain Rods .. 19c Cretonne, short lengths of all .grades of pretty Cretonnes. Lengths vary from'1. to 10 yards. Suitable for, Knitting Bags or over drapes .... ONE-THIRD OFF 60c Linoline Window Shades, in green, white or cream SALE PRICE 49c Silk Department 18-inch Messaline formerly 50c to 75c a yard., Colors only ; oALt Witt no 26-inch Messaline in all colors and black. Dollar quality m SALE PRI&fe c 35-inch Messaline in a complete color - Sine. Regularly $1.50 a yard SALE PRICE $1.33 Crepe de Chine 40 inches wide, in both light and dark colors SALE PRICE $1.39 40-inch Crepe de Chine good . weight . and pure silk. Value $1.79 SALE PRICE $159 Printed Crepe de Chine, in small designs, 40-inches wide. ' Regu larly $2.00 and $2.50 a yard SALE PRICE $1.35 Fancy Plaid and Stripe Silks, 35 inches wide and a big assortment to select from. Value $2.00 SALE PRICE $1.77 Satin Radiant soft medium satin, 40 inches wide, in all colors and black. Regularly $2.00 a yard SALE PRICE $1J9 40-inch Crepe Meteor, in light and dark colorinas. Reauiarly $3.00 SALE PRICE $2.45 40-inch Charmeuse, a $250 grade in street colors DrinciDally SALE PRICE $2.19 Moire Poplin, 42 inches wide, a suiting weight in 'all desirable colors. Value $3.00 SALE PRICE $229 Beldings Fancy Lining Satin, a yardwide, in handsome designs and colorinas. Value $1.75 - SALE PRICE $1.57 Skinner's Fancy Lining Satins which we . have sold for $225 a yard. A yard wide SALE PRICE $139 Satin Stripe Voile, 40 inches wide in a choice selection of handsome colorinas. Reauiarly $2.50 a yard.... SALE PRICE $2.17 Haskell's Black Silk in all weaves. ' Every weave Guaran teed. .AT SPECIAL SALE PRICES Lace and Embroidery Department 25c Tuxedo Veilinoa ' k t SALE PRICE-15o 8c and 10c Val and Irish Lauia . : SAVE. PRICE 5e - Torchon, Clunv and Nermandv ; Vats, from 1 to 1'2 inches wide. were 13c and ISe.a yard - . SALE PRICE 10e- Filet Lace Edges from 1 to - 4 inches wide. Formerly . 12'Ae to 18ea yard ' .. . . . SALE PRICE 18b Embroidered Edges from 3ta S inches wide and priced at Se and 10c SALE PRICE So 15c Swiss and Nainsook Edoe SALE PRCE 1f Embroidered Edges, 10 inches wide and suitable for oettieaata. Were 25c a yard.. SALE PRtCE ISa Embroidered Ftooneings of extra fine duality. . Ware 4&e (. - , , SALE PRICE 29 . 45-ineh Embroidered Flouncing ;, that are slightly soiled. Were .: marked at $1.25 ' and 11 j5n -. . " yard SALE PRICE 6So . Semi -Made Camiaofea f fine em broidery - in white,- -pink -and ' blue. Were ' 75c 'a yard SALE PRICE 49e Geld and Silver-Lace Flouncing formerly $130 to $2.00 a yard 1 ; SALE PRICE 7t' Odd Lots of 'All Our Imported ' ; Novelty Lace and Metal" Bands : and Edges -. AT SPECIAL SALE PRICES Bands,' Applique arid :' Medalliona for dress trimmings' . V AT LESS THAN HALF-PRICE r Marabout and Ostrich Trimmi ,.AT LESS THAN HALF-PRICE . , . .. , . . . -"- . , , ; . ,-, - , v,fy understands how to empty this period of shortage of wood and coal on a large scale for the benefit of the treas ury." ' Defective Eyes Cause Many Men First . Passed to be Rejected at Camps. Examinatiin of the records of 10,000 men passed for military service by local boards and then rejected by camp surgeons show that nearly 22 per cent, of the final rejections were caused by defective eyes. Teeth were responsible for 8.50 per cent; hernia, 7.47 per" cent.; ear, 5.94 per cent.; heart disease, 5.87 per cent.; tuberculosis, 5.37 per cent. Attempts to evade military duty by deception regarding physical condition were very few. Manufacture of Shoes in Italy Stand ardized by Government. The largest shoe factories' in Italy have started manufacturing the na tional standard shoes, using leather supplied by the ministry-of industry, commerce, and labor. The .standard types were established by the central shoe committee in Rome, but every factory is making little modifications. according to its means adn system of manuiactunng. The government is organizing sys tems oi saie ot snoes ; to the miblie. They provide for the opening of stores in the principal- Italian cities, to be engaged exclusively mi the sale of na tion shoes and to be controlled by the Government authorities. It is likely mat ouyers win nave to obtain cards The private shoe stores will be sup plied with an adeuate number of shoes and will be granted a reasonable commission. ' Men Training for Navy Have Benefit of Libraries and Clubs. The Army and Navy Commission on Training Camp Activities, in addition to the work being done in Army camps and cantonments, now has its repre sentatives in every training station of the Navy and at every place where unlisted men are preparing for sea service. There are 86 clubs for sailors at camps and in adjacent cities. There are reading and writing rooms, as sembly' halls, and some of the cities have arrangements for athletics, swimming pools, and gymnasiums. In the 18 camps there are given each week 92 entertainments ranging from professional performances, lectures and exhibitions, to club nights and weekly. dances. More than 60,000 books have Deen furnished ships and stations by the American Library Association. The Y. M. C. A. has 42 buildings and tents in thp various camps. To keep on multiplying' instances: There is another family near me which all the time lives "from hand to mouth." No sooner does (a dol lar come into the home treasury than it has to be paid right smack out airain for something urgently needed. They never have a dime to spare, are frequent borrowers of supplies from neighbors, have to be "trusted" for half their daily groceries because they lack ready cash to pay for them. In other words, they're always "hard tip." always complaining of their liird- ships. always wondering wnat- "poor foiks" are going to do. . Yea, I happen . to know that they received, in actual money, a little over one-quarter more, last year, than the family right jiext door to them of the same size which second family always has ample supplies on hand, always pays cash, and generalry has a trifle of memjy-in the -etockms-to-pay Matches and Other Arcticles Barred From Foreign Mails! Postmasters are directed not to ac cept for shipment to members of Ex peditionary Forces packages contain ing matches, cigar lighters, or solidi fied alcohol, including the preparation called "Sterno" or canned heat. It is not deemed safe to admit these articles to mails for. foreign countries' or for United States naval vesselsin cluding marines on shore in other countries. Cost of Living in One Year Increases Tewnty-three Per Cent. According to the bureau of labor statistics of the Department of Labor. in the year from November 1 6, 1916, to November 15, 1917, prices of food as a whole advanced 23 per cent. Potatoes is the only article that shows a de cline in price. Corn meal advanced 87 per cent..; bacon, 62 per cent.; pork chops, 48 per cent.; beans. 39 per. cent.; salmon. 38 per cent.; milk, 33 pbr cent; and lard, 27 per cent. Food as a whole was 48 per, cent 75,000 Colored Men . Called Into Army by Selective Service Law. s Eight per cent, of the 9,586,508 .men registered under the selective-service law are colored. Ot these nearly 209, 000 have been called and more than 75,000 have been certihed for. service. Out of every 100 colored men called, 36 were certified for service and 64 were rejected, exempted, or discharged' while out of every 100 white Vitizens called, 2a were certified for service. German Newspaper Criticizes Punish ment of Soldier's Wife. The Committee on Public Informa tion has made the following transla tion- of an article appearing in the Bremer Buerger-Zeitung: "A soldier's wife who-had gathered wood in the common forast of Wald kirch, near Freiburg in Breisgau, was sentenced for tne- oltence in the fol lowing terms: " 'Mrs. Clara Ganter, on June 13, 1917. has removed from the 'common forest of Waldkirch, Sec. 1 23. one fagot of dry fir twigs of the value of 10 pfennig, in punishment thereof. she is sentenced to a fine ot 1 mark and one day s imprisonment. "The husband -of the culprit has been for three vears.at the front, she her-r self, has four small children to support in the direst poverty. Similar reports of punishment should be reported in greater numbers. Our bureaucracy States in 1917 place it at nearly 14 per centfl greater than any previous year. A second training camp will be held at Porto Rico, starting February 1. The attendance of 400 will be selected from citizens and residents of Porto Rico. Color of Cord on Hat Denotes Service of Wearer. .Just as the sleeve chevrons and bars stars, and eagles on the shoulder pro claim ranking omcers, ttip nat cora de notes the branch of service each pri vate has entered. Licrht blue signifies Infantry; scarlet, Artillery; yellow, Cavalry; buff, Quar termaster's Corps; scarlet and white, Engineers' Corps; orange and white, Signal Corps; scarlet ana DiacK, ura- nance; blacK and wnite, neia cierK, maroon, Medical Corps; black and eold. officers: silver and black, adju tant general's clerk; green, instructor Home Guards; green ana wnire, tiome Guards. These cords are worn only on service hats. Cadet aviators wear as hat bands inch, and a half white ribbons and on coat collars insignia representing the aviation branch of the Signal Corps propellor blades. died from consumption was -held Sat urday at the home of Peter 'Snyder at Breezy Hill farm. .'TV. A. Williams of ficiated. - Burial' was in the" Goshen cemetery. ., , Among the storm signals ' recently heard along- the coast was-the hears' siren at Say brook Point, which .te ael-. dom heard at this distance. ' Manufacturing Plants Working on - Navy Orders Must be Guarded. Contractors working on orders for the Navy are required to provide watchmen and devices to protect their plants and property and the work in progress against espionage, acts of war and of enemy aliens. Upon re quest they must report the. citizenship, country of birth, or alien status of all employees. Haiti has forbiddep the export of foodstuKg to countries at war with the United States and countries as sociated with them, in the war. The Italian wheat crop for 1917 was 30 per cent, below the average. . The year of 1917 established new high production records for corn oats,' 'rye, white and sweet potatoes, tobacco, beans an donions. Arrangements have been made for some relaxation of the restrictions on the export of foodstuffs- to Cuba whose people are greatly dependent upon the Uiiited States for their food supply. .. Among the exports which may be licensed in limited quantites are condensed milk, butter and chees, pork and prok products, beef and beef products, and dried, fruits. The 16 cantonments built for the training of soldiers cost J134.000 0O0, with a net profit to contractors of 2.98 per cent. - ' Government estimates of the pro duction of petroleum in the United HAD DM1 NECK Two Hundred Quarts of Milk Lost When Autotruck Skids Cattle and Poultry Raising Unprofitable, R. S. Bailey's autotruck skidded on Lons? Hill Thursday last, and upset, spilling 200 quarts of milk, besides smashing the car. Mr. Bailey es caped with a badly cut finger. Roland Ladd was a weeK end visitor at Dan Sextons, returning to Hart ford Monday night. Shortage of Fuel. : The lack of fuel prevented ttie ser vices at, the Congregational church last Sunday. . Private Cliffprd N. Raymond, TT. S. A., was a week end. visitor with Ms parents at the parsonage returning Sunday afternoon to Camp Derens. The ic,- traveling resulted in some severe fells. . . "William Brainard of the TT. 8. S. Narada, has been promoted to boat swain. . Mrs. Frank House is ill. Farmers in this town are disposing of their cattle and poultry owing to the high prices of grain and low pric es received for eggs and butter, mak ing it unprofitable to raise either stock or poultry. GOSHEN Foxes Kill Teh Fine " Ducks Bounty and Good-Price For Fox Pelts Tall Fir Near Parsonage Cut Down Fu neral of Polish Man Who Died From Consumption. - Roland-Kenyon of the Naval Reserve Coast Guard at Point Judith, R. T.. was homo for several days this week. He made the return trip on his mo torcycle Tuesday. Andrew T.athrop of Norwich was home Saturday and was in attendance at the funeral of his uncle, C. W. Barnes in Preston. Foxes Kill Ducks. Foxes are fretting numerous and bold again. J. A. Thomas shot a nine nound fox ahead of his fox hound on Saturday. Foxes raided the hand son.e flock of Indian Runner ducks of Deacon J. Y: Thomas early, Sunday morning, kiliingten... . , Pelts Valuable. Foxes are often heard by their pe culiar bark these .frosty niphts.' There is' a town- bounty of one dollar, and it is claimed a number . one pelt is worth from $1S to $20. Eighty-Seven Foot Fir Felled. The large fir tree that has been a landmark within a few feet of the front door, cf the Goshen parsonage was cut down Monday. It was thought best to remove the tree for" the safety of the building. The stately fir was 87 feet tall. 22 feet higher than the spire of the Goshen church just across the road. Fifty-one rings at the butt in dicated the tree's aire, the first thirty years was noted to have been of rapid growth. "As straight as a forest pine." quoted one of the workmen, while trimming the branches The fungal of the Polish mn-n wljo CENTRE GROTON Cord Wood Sawed But Not Split Sell-; ing a High as $12. ' ? Local wood dealers are aJlkmg high-, er prices for cord wood as help coats more and men with saw outfits charge more a cord and per hour for sawing into stove lengths -than a year ago. Some are asking as high as J12 a.' cord; sawed, hut not split, for t seasoned i wood delivered. ; The sale1 of wood' is the biggest . known in- yean and large gangs of choppers 'are dolnc ' a rushing business In this -vicinity. William Hempstead is having'a larye tract of land near Great Br oolc cleared" of wood. . - ; , ' - , "William Sherman who Is' ecsployedi in Providence, R. I.,' was a caller on? William A. Gray's family Monday. . i , Ftetcher S. 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