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NC3V.1CH BULLETIN, FRIDAY, .FEBRUARY 13, 1S20
, 124 YEARS OLD
WUI OF THE AM0C1ATEB PRESS. -.
Tto UMiUlm M to CBdwn(' aidtle
'Norwich, Friday. Fb. 13, 1920.
CIRCDUTIOC
WEEK ENDING B. 7th, 1920
TREATY RESERVATIONS. "
Matters are "taking: "shape, for the
time when the treaty will again be up
before the. sensts for discuesion.
That action is going to he quickly se
cured f "ot assured. It ms likely
that there wUT be- plenty 'of -discussion
and the covering of ground that
haa already . been gone over and
over. ' - , '
The attitude that is taken by Sen
ator Hitchcock on a proposed coin
promise reservation for-article ten to
take the place of the one previously
submitted indicates ' that ' the- demo
cratic leader is still being guided by
the position that has been taken by
the president. To regard it. as a sur
render rather than a compromise en
tirely 'ignore the fact that the . in
terests of his own country are at
take, that even those who have stood
steadfastly for the ratification of the
treaty unchanged during the early
days are now advising the making of
a reservation on this particular ar
ticle, nd that it has been made as
plain as daylight from abroad, that
whatever reservations - ar deemed
necessary for the welfare of this
country will b acceptable there. To
protect the United states is noi hui
rendering but tb do otherwise might
be.
Ih view of such a situation it can
not fail to be regarded that those
who continue to stand in the way of
the ratification of the treaty with the
reservations that appeal to the ma
jority as necessary are simply stand
in in their own light, working for
Something that is not even required
by the nations of Europe in order to
sccept our action, and continuing a
flght simply for partisan "reasons.
Though no such statement has been
made there are those who feel that
the president will not pocket the
treaty if the necessary vote fof rati
fication is secured. It is In fact time
that he let that be known, if It is so,
to the democrats who have been
blindly following his guidance for the
treaty has taken time enough, , the
Course to be followed has been clear
ly set forth and th quicker final ac
tion can be secured the better it will
fee lor all: , i
TIME TO .COMMENCE.
For a century this country hag been
ngaged in the gathering and . Com
pilation of immigration statistic and
ducing that time there has been . a de
cided change in the rules of admission
fcnd the number coming to our shores
each year. Immigration has fluctuated
for various reasons throughout the
liundred years influenced by hard con
ditions abroad and Opporfunities
here, by famines, depressions and
wars. In 1918 the number of -immigrant
Was the lowest for nearly 0
years, going even below that of the
hard times , of . the . 70's and was of
course due to fhe' world war.
Today, more than s year ..following
the armistice, immigration is again
en the . increase. Just at present
there -are many coming "here from
Italy. Many . are doubtless returning
from that country fo which they wenf.
following the war to locate relatives
and find out what the real conditions
were, and with them are coming un
doubtedly, many who are seeking re
lief from tbS conditions that tirevail
there"at the present time. How large
the number will be or haw soon, the
tame move will be .general through
out other countr s that have ' Suf
fered from the war no one can- tell.
There will be conditions to keep them
There they are and there will be rea
sons' why they want to locate else
where. It seems hot improbable that
the desire to seek new homes will be
manifested among those who .' have
been brought under new governments
by the war changes unless they can
be satisfied early that their chances
and opportunities at home are worth
clinging to.
During all of this century since oar
ftrst Immigration law; we have lately
come tp realize that while We have
Welcomed tha aliens' wo hare not done
what we should to improvte . them
and' have then) become citizens , and
then better citizens. That work lies
before us, We should not neglect it
(or our own good and there is no bet
ter time to start -K than right now
when ws are beginning to feel the in
creasing tide running in ' this direc
tion. It is no small problem, this
task of Americanization, ' But it will
ever be-any easier. ' ,
' 6CHLE8WIG GOES BACK.
When it was made a part of - the
peace treaty that the . return of
Pchleswig to -Denmark should be de
termined by an expression of the peo
ple therein, there was little question
but what the referendum would, re
mit favorablyr It was , formerly
Danish territory and is still largely
populated by Danes, although many
Germans have settled therein since it
came under German rule. . A half
tntury ago "the promise was made
at the return- to Danish rule would
be made whenever the people so de
clared but they were sever given the
opportunity to vote upon it, or at
least they never would have unless
the time had come when it was
known for a certainty that the Ger
toanelectorate would win.
.- Those entitled to vote in Sehles
wig, however,- have been flocking
fcack home for the referendum. - They
tore being protected in their right to
Vote as they wish and it is , by no
toeans surprising that the early an
nouncement is ma4e that the return
Mat x-a
hklM CV
llMa lalm eta 4M. '.'.
ibtla CdlMal Bill M
emui. omm sm.
mmk (Mn r cm at. th i
to Denmark is- favored by three " to
one. This iheaas' that ; the boundary
of Denmark win . accordingly be
changed, r It means that what was
formerly under -the "Danish Sag will
return there and. that Danes or Ger
mans 1 remaining there will be under
Danish rule.. It is bound, to be fol
lowed by: a period of reojtetag. even
as there was on; the eve of the refer
endum,', r "'. '" :'-.- " '' " ;-'
Thus while the vote displays the;
desire o the Danes to return it like
wise indicateSj that ' they have been
peacef ul - -citizens in the country of
which they -wers 'iorced to become
members,' but not even half century
pt residence; 'there,,., was- Sufficient .to
Prussianize themv., .The VaSlustment of
the problem there, ij hewevein de
cided ,- cWra-toi-iho methods tern.-.
ployed in taking : away the Danis
territory, and simply means a. proper
restoration . . . '5 ' i
FUEL VOR NEW" ENGLANDl y,
: That-immediate steps '-ai'e' to be
taken to relieve theKcoaJl situation In
New England tesfc6pe:Uhs,t it will
result In such shipments that there
will not have to be any further cur
tailment: of - industrial ractivityi but
it will H have to- depend , opon th
speed with" which the fuel is'' des
patched; ; '- . -; ",'-.', " . .-'-'
When' it; has'1 Become neeessAr to
protest hot pnljt: against the shortage
of coalhere buiL aginstvVthe . se&ure
of coal" by the railroads it is plainly
evident . that not only, have . the; et V' ;
ernmeat forces In charge of ; the- sit
uation failed Hto give- due ' considers.
tion to the seeds of M ' part' of the
country following the strike, but" they
likewise -neglected 'he. provision, of
sufllc.ient . fuel for '. tbe . governmeni
controlled" railroads to operate. - ; -
If the railroads cannot '- t ., coal
enough .to keep the vlocomotivea -. in.
operation it is readily understood
that there cannot , be .a .sufficient
amount, of fuel to keepinduEtaieSEga-:
ing. .Thus while the seizure- of coal
destined for industries -and In some
instances for publio utilities has been
made it simply emphasizes "the seri
ousness of the - situatioib. v unless
the trains can be kept in motion the
transportation of all commodities will
practically ,'cease. " New England's
transportation as Well, as Industrial
requirements In the way of fuel have
been seriously neglected. 1 We .failed
to get attention -. when it was . possi
ble to move coal -into New England
under more favorable conditions and
the result. Is; that, we, are .'made to
face a deplorable 'situation at the
worst time of year. New England
bn'isfed any surplus, itr may have hud
during and since the strike and it Ins
not only been inrvbl to- restore
tlje surplos but i; hit S3 hot Weou able
to get enough .- current
When, "however," t it umtfretood
many mines are :Io:il bt-chuse of th
inability to get car it is quite (evi
dent that the raiji'oad administration
is not; free from, blame , in the luMter:
FOR, ITALIAN POST.
In the vselectiOft of -Rlbert Underwood-
Johnsds-iy the. president -, as
the next American'1" ambassador to
Italy, wttdse; appointment there ; ap
pears to be no reaFsrt, for the sehate
to hold up. a-young man ig not 4je
lfig selcted,""nd bithefta. it does not
appear ihat Mr. : Johnson -1 has - een
connected. . with the . diplomatic - ser
vice,, butit is apparently a- .case Of
following one literary, .appointee with
another, -.for AIrr;;Jhnson--is a1 well
known.-" authorjand diter,.-evenr- as
was Thomas Nelsotn Page, who re
signed from the post some time-ago.
Whether; or not Had" ny-' bearing
upon hi'eeletitra,"THi-. Jollhsoh'haS
been much' interested i'i Italy. 1' He
has written' touch a'ofciui it. hsV ben
awarded honors by. thut country and
it is plainly tp.,,bo;sjn,that -ven
though a man well silog. in-his. six
ties ha. will go , to- his postiv with- a
sympathy for bis duties that'.-is 'lively-
to be. considerably, different than
would be'fthe case if the appointrnt-nt
vfis tiMWhere; This is of coii.-se
pie 'of his krowledge of " rid .'sitei'
est. in Italy and its affair.
Ana oecause of this attKnde jf the
man selected to represent this g.Jv
eriunenf toward Italy, th?ft' is " good
reason ro - expect that it , will Make
him ait fne' ttort welcome .fey '4be
Italian, government and' people. Ift is
a post ;.of much - importance and ap-
parenuy me selection 01 jar,- Johnson is
maae ia the expectation thaf Ki i
for the -country tn which he will go if
ppruvea win maxe up ror the exper
ience Which" ha lacks as a! aumher of
iuv aipiomanc corps. . ,...
, EDITORIAL NOTES.
The Cheapest way ' to remove the
snow would he to turn the sun on
full blast for about a.week.,--.. .
Those who long for exercise In vthe
winter time are getting it if they keep
the sidewalks cleared. ' r - "
' People kick because things go up
and they kick because they -' dome
down. , Look at the growling- over
tha snow..:.: ', ,'- :
The man on the cornef says: If
there is no rest for . the wicked there
must be a large number who rate
themselves as saints. .
When Germany agreed to the peace
terms it apparently did -so with the
idea of" preventing'" more fighting in
stead of complying with them. -;
A Iioyalty , Week is now "being ad
vocated but even that will be re
quired for these Wyoming men1 who
walked 250 mile to be naturalize;
. Almost before his bai really- gets
setuea in me presidential rlne. At
torneyM3eerat Palmer: iearnil. that he
has-been given a black eye by labor.
There are those, who .will never be
satisfied Until they get he farm for'
inebriates going , full blast again and
the jails teportmg all "ajccommoda
tlons taken. ,
If congress can get the treaty and
the railroad hill off its chest In the
remainder f the month rt will be, do
ing itself and the country -a -much
needed service.
Chairman Cummmgs' didn't need ,te
refer - to the-: unparalleled record'' of' the
democratic , party; the ,-wholeicoimtry
Is thoroughly and distreasipjrfy fa
ttiliaf with It, '
What people do when' they insist
on worrying .orw ; nothmg is shown
by the nervous .fit of a British editor
over the danger Of the United States
abswbtng Canada. . t '.
' - ''.. ,
The egg speculators Who-have been
forced to sell at a loss should remem
ber that there are pleffty willing to
takfri advantage of Jt and then: ibe tat
trom sutarmg accounU. -
HER
"It was the tnost - terrible onital,"
said the girl in the expensive gold hat!
"I just thought I'd die-breaking the
news to the family " r
"Tou poor thing!" sympathized her!
friend in the million doll'ar-or-so seal
and marten wrap. "I expect they were
perfectly awful parents always are
when one gets engaged. Why, when
Henry and I announced our engage
ment - the - uproar - might have een
heard all over the continent." :
"But you didn't marry Henry," broke
in the girl in the gold hat, tempbrarily.
distracted. "After all that trouble,
too!" - ' - - - --- -- -
"Nq," admitted her friend in the furs,
"yqu see, Arthur came along just then.
Henry was merely a girlish- infatuation."--
. it.-. '..,(,..-- -
"You" can't Imagine now I dreaded
telling them," resumed the afflicted
one, in the gold hat "Father and
mother always have had the most ab
surd prejudice 'against my getting en
gaged. ( Father said he supposed I
would marry some day, but he beg
ged me to refrain from becoming en
gaged. He said he siinply could not
endure the turmoil, an engaged couple
always, creates about one's home.- He
said an engaged couple., sort of per
meated the place,-and there was no
spot where an inoffensive parent could
seclude, himself. - either they Were
making candy in. the kitchen or hold
ing hands in the living room or bid-,
ding one another -good -iight tti the
front hall, or lingering: on the stair
case, if they weren't gazing Into one
anotaer s eyes across the dining room
table.. . ..Ui.!,;;. -.:
""Besides, father pointed out, the dis
turbance all went for nothing as a
usual thing; there -seemed to be some
thing about getting -engaged that was
death on matrimony. And -then you
should - nave heard the family go on
about. Herbert before he began coming
to see me-
"You poor child!"- -r'--'.-'. . "
' "Yes," pursued the girl in the gold
hat. "Mercy,' mother would say when
Herbert, went down the street. '"Did
you ever see. such a lanky-person?
Doesn't look as -though he had an
ounce of brains."- And 'Can't stand the
sight of him, father , would sniff.
'Useless, extravagant, young idiot!"
Naturally, my sympathies were arous
ed and when I found out how really
wonderful Herbert was I paid abso
lutely no attenion to' what they said.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
' 7- Military Training..
Mr. Editor: The 'first thing to be ad
duced agaiKst the record of the sen
ate military' committee's report, Is
that,' while the -ratification of the
treaty is pending, no report should
have been made. National defense de
pends upon the kind and the degree or
the nation's danger. If we are to en
ter a League of Nations, as' doubtless,
sooner or later we are to do, what wili
r.ee3s Theour danger from aggression - Ger
fl tha I ma"- must reduce her army to 10,000
Ul mdrui, Stilus lias nu y aiiu iui
an ind. finite time to come is no' more
likely to attack us than is Belgium or
Italy.
We have not- the slightest reason to
fear attack by Russia ana no other
great-nation is left outside the League
which can be considered for a moment.
T.h0 probability is that in ten years
or much less, 'if we entei the league,
both these great - countries will be
within the league. ".-'
'. Although the. four compulsory train
ing bills that have been before con
gress propose only six months to a
year's training, this marks onlythe be
ginning. Our general staff says that,'
eventually, we must -adopt two years'
compulsory peacetime training. The
army - officers are professionally and
financially interested in pressing for.
a -larger-and larger1 army. " The pro
viders of army equipments from shoe
strings and matchboxes to machine
guns are eager for large orders and
are pressing fhe clamor focjuniversal
compulsory military, training. It
means enormous orders for them what
ever it means to the -taxpayer . who
looks with horror at a budget 6f five
billion dollars for next year as con
trasted With one of less than a billion
five years ago. i - ' -- -
Should we .fefnaih- outside and in
more danger "than if we were in the
league, we yet have for ten years to
come a body of 4,000,000 trained veter
ans, njuite ample to protect a.- We
have no need to divert the construc
tive energies of the youth' who are
in college of at work to leave the
trade that all civilization is trying to
put as much Out of business as that
of the distiller and brewer and saloon-keeper
is here today. ,
Only One ; really universal training
bill has been introduced in congress.
The Smith-Towner hill, introduced by
the ' National Education association.
This appropriates $100,000,000 for the
encouragement of physical training
and general education through the ex
isting educational authorities 'in the
Various states. It will benefit girls
aW Well as boys, and will train the
weaklings and defectives who most
need training. $100,000,000 seems a
great deal when put into educa
tion. But stop and Consider what the
cost will be Of feeding, clothing,
equipping and training from six
months to a" year 600,060 young men
every year and this one expenditure is
seen to be nofr more than one-sixth
the amount annually needed if the new
policy is adopted.
Our country - needs defence from
many dangers,-but -the least of these.
Judging by past history, is defense
from foreign- foes. Influenza slew
300.000 in one-half year 1n our coun
try more than all the killed and all
th wounded who recovered, in our
share of the great war. 'Industrial ac
cidents have killed far more than all
who ever perished in all our wars.
The real dangers which threaten us
are those of .our own making. They
are Industrial and political and econ
omic. They have to do with the awful
depletion of our forests, with the In
equalities due to ''". special privilege,
with mal-adjusted taxation, with our
illiteracy, our high cost of living, our
profiteering, our irrellgion and crass
materialism." These are not to be re
moved by practice at target-shooting,
while we close our rural schools for
lack of 50,000 teachers and fill others
with immature and uneducated young
girls. We must not permit soldiers to
Imagine that they are the only defend
ers of their country. - They can de
fend us against only the most unlikely-
dangers. ' r They are almost neg
ligible, compared with the' physician
and health board, when one contrasts
the actual losses I of war and of dis
ease. - '
What Is needed !s a new conception
of danger and of defense and the res
cue of the long suffering-taxpayer
from -fictitious claims by over-scared
or in-balanced .pleaders, who focus at
tention on only one type of danger and
one type of defense.
LUCIA AMES MEAD. :
Boston, Feb, 7. 1929.
,. Admitting The Bible.
Mr. Editors .The Bible in the-public
school is .a theme appealing both to
patriotism and religion. It looks both
earthward and heavenward as part of
a programme for : civic improvement
The varyine beliefs as to insniration
do not justify, the exclusion, of that
Book (which has more than-all other
oooKB , contributed to. the world's bet
tennent and civilization) . from the
public schools, that nleca where, abovo
all other places, of a public character
influences "and impressions the most
lasting are made. . And even the vary?
ing interpretations of sacred writ
ought not to militate against its in-
ORDEAL
The stony politeness with which' the !
poor fellow was greeted whenever he j
arrived at the house! 1 simply can
not stand injustice I" t
"No," soothed her friend in the furs, i
"And Herbert. is so generous with
theaters and parties."
"That- had nothing to do with- it"
the girl in the gold hat said distant
ly. "So when Herbert and I became
engaged I knew there wasn't a bit of
use telling the folks.' Only;1 we. had to
tell 'em, eventually, as Herbert point
ed out. He said it would be: impos
sible to have a wedding and -be mar
ried and live thirty or forty years
without parents being aware of, if.
Herbert has the most wonderful mind!
But . we couldn't decide how- to , break
the news. If Herbert tackled them
hQ.lone the explosion might ' scatter
nun w v110 iwur wuius oi neaven,. lur
all-I knew, and I'd never 4ay eyes on
him again. If I told them Herbert
said with my delicate -sensitiveness I
never could bear up under it." -
"Just as Henry and, I suffered," said
her friend,-with sad reminscence.
."Isn't it terrible what' parents make
one suffer?" agreed the story teller.
"We couldn't elope, "because, as Her
bert again pointed out, what was the
good of eloping when all you could
do was to come back?' There simply
was nothing to do but tell them and
get It over.". " -
"I know," sympathized her friend hi
the furs, "Oh, how it does bring up
Henry and old times."
"I was just shaking all over and
Herbert lo,oked absolutely heroic! We
sort of dashed in to father . and
mother and hung onto each -- other.
When father dropped Ills newspaper
we jumped as though he -had thrown
down, a bomb. "Well?" he roared in
that dreadful way of his. "We we're
engaged.' Herbert and I got out weak
ly, but simultaneously." ,
s "Wh-wli'-what did they, do?" gasped
her sympathetic friend. .:".
"Why," said the girl in the gold hat
indignantly, "they just grabbed Her'
bert and me and hugged us and said
they - were perfectly .delighted and
tney naa planned it an trom the start,
ani it was a?oluteiy all right they
had been screed to death", for fear I
wouldn't like him. Did you ever?"
"I ' never did," agreed her startled
friend; "Trust parents tp spoil, every
thing!. ; Why, they have Just ruined
your romance." Chicago Uews.
troductioh in the programme of the
schools since the admitted, formal plan
is to have well selected passages of
the scriptures without any denomina
tional coloring or teaching. But an
early familiarity with the Scriptures
through the agency of the schools can
not fail of beneflclent and far-reaching
results. As - literary 'forms and
models of expression the sacred books
are unsurpassed they are rich with
a tone at once uplifting and purifying.
The mind of childhood cannot come in
to -contact with such exalted thought
without finding an incentive to nobler
and better effort. Does some one argue
that a mere form will yield but lit
tle -at potent influence upon the youth
of our land that more is needed than
a merely formal scriptural , .reading,
whether by the scholars in unison, or
by a leader. We beg to claim that
such reading will not be without a
most wholesome influence. It will
serve to direct the attention' of youth
if not to enlist their interest toward
the best literature--the best code of
laws and the highest realm of morals
the world has ever known. What
may seem to be a mere form at the
first will abide to awaken independent
interpretation and furnish,,, foOd .. for
thought in the later matured . years.
And so such mental discipline will not
be without avail in the whole course
of life. 1 Passages of. scripture will
be rememlred that' have been reiter
ated m the curricula of-the schools and
will prove a valuable asset in', the
formation of character. Scientific, lit
erary and historical data as interest
ing aa they may be will not be in
teresting enougft to wholly obliterate
from mind and heart those lessons
from Holy Writ obtained in the years
spent in the public schools. ,
- ' CITIZEN.
' Delphos, Kane., Jan. 30, 1920. '
Freedom, Liberty, Prosperity and Hap
piness. Mr. Editor: John Troland seems to
be one, "into whose ears reason and
argument can only be wastefully pour
ed." I did not aver that the suppres
sion of freedom of speech "is the pro
voking source of all our country's ills."
Evidently Mr, Troland is another one
of those patriots who thinks that when
the Constitution of our government
says, freedom, liberty, prosperity and
happiness it means for me, but not for
you.
ALBERT BOARDMAN.
Norwich, Feb. 12, 1920.
Stories That Recall Others.
Where Age Counts.
Joe was visiting at Grandmother's
house and was being put to bed when
he recalled that he had almost for
gotten to say his ' prayers.- He then
said them at his grandmother's knee
his usual "Now I lay me" ending by
asking a spiritual blessing far father,
mother, and his. two little sisters.
At -its close he realized that he had
not remembered his grandmother.
"Why, I forgot you. grandma;" he said.
and then smiled encouragingly, "but
don't you mind that, pretty soon I'll be
big enough to make my own prayers
and then I can pray for 'everybody."
It Stops Then. ' -
In the southwestern part of- the
.county a farmer has found a plan to
keep autoists from speeding by his
home. Last .summer several of -.his
chickens were killed by automobiles,
and when one of. his pigs, weighing
about 100 pounds, was crushed under
the wheels of. an auto, he decided it
was time to do something to . stop
them.
He dug small ditches one foot wide,
and eight inches deep, across the road
about ten feet apart and , this plan
proved successful. He says that after
a inachine going at 35 miles an. hour
Btriks One of those ditches" and the
occupanti of the machine are almost
thrown out, the machine, always slows
down to a very slow gait on a second
passing. . . .. ;
Suits the Republicans. :
Most of the consternation over" a
possible candidacy for . Mr. Bryan
seems to be in the Democratic camp.
Detroit News. ' ....... ,
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care of. any land or building abutting
ttie public nigliways ol the City wiier
there is a sidewalk, either graded or
paved, who" tails to have removed
therefrom all snow, sleet and Ice with
in three hours after it shall have heen
deposited, or within three hours after
sunrise wnen tne same has. fallen in
the night season, and also Upon any
such party who fails to have the snow
on such sidewalk removed or properly
ing so deposited during the day time.
for each successive period of - four
hours thereafter that it so remains
alter proper notice given.
This will give notice to all affected
by the foregoing Ordinances that the
same win oe strictly eniorcea and any
one failing to comply therewith prose
cuted f rem this time forward.
---' JAMES P. FOX,
declJd - Street Commissioner.
OTHER VIEW POINTS
' -The wood alcohol route is effective
for- those who wish to leave the world
but it is such a painful trip that tha
method will never be popular. Mert-
den -Journal.
Hartford's $1,000,000 housing fund
has- been finally raised while Water
bury is content to drift along and in
cidentally only show a-population in
crease of 17,000 in ten years. Well,
you can't expect people to come here
and sleep in the" streets or be hit Oft
thtr- head by-r-profltepring- landlords.
i-Waterbury Democrat, ! " -
The mature' consideration of ' the
problem of .what to do with a rest
less worid in order to cure it of its
seribus errors of judgment leads in
variably to the same inclusion. The
only way in which mankind can re
lieve itself of the ' heavy burdens
which the selfish greed and ambi
tion of mankind have placed upon the
droopping shoulders, of -civilization is
to work-hard nd to depart from ex
travagant . mauigences. New Haven
Journal -Courier.
(" The construction of sidewalks is
one of the visible and outward mani
festations of prosperity, push and
progress in any community. Side
walks take a town out Of the hick
class. They are, as it were, collar
and cuffs on our community shirt
They make us unashamed to go right
in- ana sit flown with company: to
take our place in the society of up
to-date, self-respecting, business-like
Connecticut towns. Manchester
Herald.
Those who have read attentively
the explanation given the Rotary
club hy Charles L. Campbell, treas
urer of the Connecticut Light and
Power company, of the reasons for
the new rate system nut into effect
by. that company cannot have failed
to be impressed by the reasonable
ness of the explanation. There is no
rault to be found with the Justice of
the company's computation of the
charge for its service under three
heads: first, a flat charge of 50 cents
for the work, such as reading meters
and bookkeeping, that is the same
whether - or not electricity is used;
second, the 'demand" charge, or the
varying charge for expenses of main
tenance of the part of the company's
equipment necessary to give the cus
tomer service; and third, a charge of
five cents a kilowatt hour for the ac
tual current used. The layman will
pereceive no. reason why this system
of computing the charge for electric
ity' is not just Waterbury Republi
can. . -
STORIES OF THE WAR
Fought in Italian Army. .
Having completed a term of service
of mare .than four years In the Italian
army dwring which time he . was in
some of .the thickets fighting on the
Austrian', front, James Mastaduno of
Brooklyn, N. Y., has returned to
the .United States. His story cover
ing his experiences from the time he
sailed for the "old country" with a
group of volunteers in July, 1915, un
til the time he got - back here is
crowded with interest. -
Arriving in Italy- in midsummer,,
1915, he enlisted at Genoa, and after
a brief, period of training, 24 days In
all, he was sent with the 90th Italian
Infantry to a reserve position on the
Austrian ,front in , the . province of
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Trent. . According' to - Mastanduno'a
story the Italian troops were underfed
and much of the time were fighting
in the Alps in snow at least six feet
in depth. ' . ' '
(The greater . portion of MSstaduno's
regiment -had, -had little or ho train
ing at the time they were shipped -to
the front, and what they were able to
learn about soldiering they picked Up
in spars time .from, the few regulars
scattered here and there throughout
the detachment. .
His next commission was with the
Sanitary Detachment of the 90th Regi
ment. Here he served for 14 months,,
He then went with the 277th Inf., and
later with the Slst.-Infantry.
It was with the latter regiment that
he served in many campaigns fought
in six feet of snow in the Alps, i '
The war over, he returned to his
native town, Tunio, in the province of
Caserta. He sailed from Naples and
after an exceedingly stormy passage
of 23 days arrived in New Tork.
One of the most Interesting phases'
of the young man's story is his des
cription of the conditions in Naples
at the time he sailed from that port.
According to his estimate at least 4,000
Italians , were in that place waiting to
be shipped to this country. "It is
sometimes necessary to wait in Naples
over a month before pasage .can be
arranged," he Said. "I - waited 1 there
over two weeks myself after I had ob
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tained my passport and other neces
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The desire' of the kalians to com
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a-;.i, Too Sensible ForThemT-
The- Communist Labor party would
be more satisfactory if it would com
mune less and labor more. Kansas
City Star. '
' --. Exciting as a Lottery.1 '
It's almost as exciting as a lotteiry
buying sugar now and Seeing what
you get at from 11 to, 22 cents a
pound. Boston ' Globe. '
Nobody Cares Now.
That question, 'What is Intoxicat
ing?" becomes more and more acad
emic every day. Chicago News.-
It's folly to make a friend of
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