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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,
MEN'S TRENCH OVERCOATS, all sizes,; $12.48,
One lot of TRENCH OVERCOATS, in assorted
. nraminmirMT CATC tTlfV - 1 A AA -D-olna.
Styles, IViVlIiAIliTltJ 1 Jtrtii . vi-i Ytniui t
MEN'S FINE BLACK KERSEY OVERCOATS,
BOMBARDMENT SALE PRICE $17.98, value $25.00.
MEN'S SUITS, in blue and mixtures, prices ranging
from $3.98 up. .
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, a large line to select from,
prices from $3.98 to $5.00.
BOYS' SUITS, a large variety to select From, prices
ranging from $2.24 to $6.00.
. BOYS' PANTS, in assorted styles, at 49c, 59c and 69c
HUNDREDS OF OTHER VALUES TOO NUMEROUS
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
(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; ,
"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
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
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
i I J
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
LOOK AT TONGUE
IF CROSS, FEVERISH OR BILIOUS
GIVE ."CALIFORNIA SYRUP
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Large as in
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
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
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.
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of Norwich v
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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;
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
" '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
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
Color of Cord on Hat Denotes Service
.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
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
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
. 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
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
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
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
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... . ,
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
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. DayboH of New London,
called on his father,'' George -DaboU,-.
Sunday.. - -'-' '
SOUTH WOODSTOCK !
Miss Ethel' Carpenter of Provideaee
is visiting Mrs. Belle Young. -- ;-;
Robert and - Henry .Lowe have in
stalled electric lights recently. -'
Miss Ida Sanger is visiting -Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Wright -of Providence-;
Miss Nellie. Lowe has been staying
a few days with her sister in Putnam.
The' Ladies' Aid society met ; with .
Mrs. Perry-last Thursday, this being
the annual meeting-.-, v ' '. ' '
A REAL REMEDY ;
FOR FALLING HAIR
Keeps Scalp Clean and Healthy Pre-"
vents' Dandruff, y .' '
Here's good news for men and wom
en whose hair is falling .out, . whose
scalps are covered with dandruff and
itch like mad. -. .-.. '
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with the genuine Parisian sage (liquid
form), which is guaranteed to quickly,
surely and safely abolish 'every sign ;
of dandruff, stop itching , scalp and
falling hair' and promote ' a new
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Thousands, can testify to .the excel-
lent results from its use; some, who :
feared baldness now. glory ' in their,
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fered for yeafrs with dandruft - and
itching head got a clean,, cool scalp '
after-Just a few days' use of this sim-
pie home treatment. ' . -
No matter whether", bothered with;
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means- abundant hair for -year-, to-'
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