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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, APRIL 17; 1914. lw BRITAIN HERALD BiXD PCBUBHINO COMPJlNT froprUtom. rMd My (Sunday accepted) it 4:1K P. m. at Herald Bulldln, C7 Church St. ,2Hre4 at thft Poat Qfflce at New Britain Beooad Claa Mali Matter. miTwwi iy carrier 10 way - a a . a m .V I . fcll X W UU m W Vr3V( W 3haerlptIona (or paper to. be sent by mall. payaDie in aavance. t tu Month, $7.00 a rear. h onte profitable adrertleinc medium to we . Ity. circuutuoa doom ru na alwaye epen to advertiser. Vhe Herald will be found on eaie at Hota- flnfe News Stand, 4 ana Bt. ana jsrw- , way. New York City; Board Walk. , Atlantic Ctty, and Hartford depot. TBX.BFHONB CXIXS. jsinew Office ................. lu-nrjal Room ................ ft! Me ARBOR AND BIRD DAY. : This is Arbor and Bird Day, set part for observance by the governor f 'the state and whether it is given he recognition it deserves depends on he people themselves. It ought to Mean a great deal wand, if properly bserved . would add to -the general omfort and would bring about a knowledge that is of absorbing in- er est. "The planting of trees ought to e encouraged as a part of the work rf , a community as well as by the in- ' - ' .. . " A Jl. A. - Je Mvldual wno aesires 10 aaiai 10 um leauty of hia own property. Whether t is due to escaping gas or leaking rteotrlcity, the fact is our shade trees bn the publio streets aire being de- troyed - and the city is at a loss as a esult. Shade trees are useful in hree ways. In the first plaoe they erve to protect the macadam on the oadway, in the second place they fur tish shade for the pedestrian during h warm weather and in the third ilace they add to the beauty of the ity. New Britain at . one time sought o impose the task of the planting of rees as an obligation on property wneTB and ' if they did not comply vith it it was . to be mad a duty on he city, the expense to be opaid by the roperty owners or . to have a lien laced on their property, but a char sr 'oommfttee objected and the mat- Jer ended there. The importance of ree planting was first made apparent Vhen the state awarded a contract lor macadamizing a portion of East kreet during the first year of the Lan- lers administration when it was dis- overed by the board of publio works hat the document contained a pro- Hsion for the setting out of seventy-' tve . shade trees. .. The . work , was de- kyed -by reason of , the building, of. a ewer, but the importance of tree j anting was realized from thai, time rn.v; Those who fail to study wild birds nd understand what value they have bse one of the most ' interesting f ea- u res of out door life. - Some of the best entertaining of articles which ind their way into print nowadays oncern the birds. Ornithologists have ven discovered that the:crow has his :es and is not to be regarded as the bief the farmer has always mad him but to be. It was only a few years Lgo when the close season for .game birds was being discussed in the legls- ature that one of the members, a far mer, said tnat tne noes ox quau on his property was of more value than everal employes. Children should be aught not to destroy the nests or to kill sour birds. There is nothing more feasant or more inspiring than .to iear the birds singing in the fields ind woods; and he who would lessen he chorus by the destruction of a tingle bird does a harm that he oan- ot estimate. It does not cause any hnancial loss perhaps to kill-a song bird, but it does take away a life hat is given to music free to all vho are willing to listen, and those vho do not listen miss a pleasure that 4nnot be duplicated, in any other vay. Arbor and bird day therefore nas a value whioh needs onlyl to be Understood! to be appreciated. JITJKKTA WJXiIi 8AIUTE; BUT HOW? Huerta will salute; but how? that is the answer to the trip tof tne Daiuesnips to Mexico, and if he doeB the Ameri can guns will answer, and thus will fend what was thought might develop into a brush with the Mexicans. What caused Huerta to change his mind so huickly is said to have been advice from some of the foreign powers, but beople generally will be inclined to hink that it was due more to what might, happen at . Vera Cruz and 'ampico when the American vessels eached there. A nice point, however. ,vill be whether in the American ves- els answering the Huerta guns will i not be some sort of a recognition' 5f Huerta himself. It is said in Wash ington that it' will not, and others say Lhat the navy commander? agreed to newer the ' Mexican salute in the Irst place, but that Huerta would not gree to it. The great trouble seems to have een. very Aeasily settled. There is no disposition to make war on Mexico, although there are always . some hot Wads who appear to have a chip on uieir shoulders . all the time, xnis country has had experience enough expensive and the government is in no condition now to contract any more war claims unless there is a pretty strong' reason for it. The gov ernment, however should uphold its dignity, and it is a bit gratifying that the order for Huerta to shoot into the air has been backed up in such a fashion as to make him shoot. NEW TRIAI FOR MRS. WAKE FTEIvD. The action of the' supreme court in granting a new trial to Bessie Wake field, who had " been '. sentenced o death " for complicity in the murder of her husband, can hardly be con sidered, a surprise. There was a feel ing that she would not be executed, and a new trial is the first step in saving her from the gallows. Her paramour has already paid for his participation in the crime with his life, and he said that she was not to blame. She" may be put to trial again or she may plead guilty to a lesser degree of crime that she! had been convicted of and go to prison for a short term, but there is no likelihood of her ever being convicted again of murder in the first degree. The sen timent of the state is . too strongly against it and there has been so much publicity given to this feature of the case that it is bound to have an ef fect in the event of a new trial. She is an. ignorant, friendless woman, and were it' not for the sentiment created for her because she is a. woman she would hav been hanged the same day as her paramour. The feeling against capital punish ment is constantly increasing; even the warden of Sing Sing prison said the other day after the gunmen had been put to death that he hoped' that would be the last electrocution in'that institution. This taking of a human life is a brutalizing affair, and bad as it is for a man, it is more revolting in the case of a woman. Bessie Wake field has been in the death house at Wethersfield for several weeks, and it is reasonable to assume that the warden - of - the prison, as well as the unfortunate woman herself, was glad to : hear the news 1 from the supreme court. What is to be done with her Is the next Interesting point to be de cided. COXET OS IHS WAY. It is in . the spring that a young man's thoughts turn mushy, but to the' older boys the season is supposed to bring a little sense so that it is Impossible to think of the march of General Cjoxey 'and -his army from Ohio to Washington without a feeling of humor. The general is an old man as far . as years are considered, and he has some money, so that to see him seated! in an bid fashioned phae ton drawn by an ancient mule, with his wife by his side and a son ahead riding a donkey one may well Inquire whether the old man has not reached that stage, when people begin to talk funny. The army consists of sixty soldiers, but Coxey says that it will be increased to 20,000 by the time he reaches Washington. The" first day's march Was eight miles and yet the general says he is satisfied. The army sought food at the houses along the line and slept in a brickyard at the end of the first day.' The army will be recruited along the road and the general will receive the : hew comers any time. ;v ' There are some who will recall the delegation from Bristol back in 1894 which passed through here on its way to Join Coxey, who then had another army on the way to Washington and who was arrested,1,, tor- tramping around on the grass when he reached there. The Bristol - division reached here in the afternoon. ' It consisted) of five men and two dogs, and as it swung into Main street it headed for the old band stand with Joseph R. Johnson, then chief of police, . bring ing up in the rear. The order, to halt was given at the band stand and the division came to a full stop. The first lieutenant " started ' . to make a speech and the chief 'interfered lest the oration cause a riot. There was much discontent in the crowd because all wanted to hear an address, andl the army was given a' great cheer when it., resumed- its . march down Mlain street. Such movements are really a joke, they do not accomplish any good and simply result in draw ing unfortunate people through the country, ending up with sore feet arid a well developed grouch. . With the desire father to the thought some of the state's leading democrats are spreading a story about that there is a desire among ' certain republican ' leaders to punish Senator Brandegee for the attack made upon Chairman Roraback by the members of the reform body,' which came such a ghastly cropper a few days ago in its effort to secure a political millen nium in Connecticut. It is something that the democracy would keenly like to see - accomplished but they are vainly chasing a figment of .the imagination in pursuing this will o' the wisp. r Ansonia Sentinel. 21 S AT SPECIAL MISSES' AND WOMEN'S $16.98 SUITS AT of fine quality double warp serge, in the newtwo button cutaway style brocaded silk collar with frill on neck and sleeves, button trimmed- The skirt is deep ripple tier effect. Comes in all the newest colors. MISSES' AND WOMEN'S $18.98 SUIT AT 915.00. of fine quality pebble wool crepe. Coat is high cut draped front, with self ornaments, turnover collar with frill, on neck and sleeves, coat tail effect in back with ornaments, de cygne lined. Skirt is made with peg top, two tier style. " In all the newest colors. WOMEN'S SUITS SPECIAL AT $17.98. Women's Suits made of figured wool Bedford cord, one button cutaway coat, turnover moire col ' lar, inlaid with Baby Irish lace. Coat is made with ripple around and skirt is double tunic effect. Comes in Tango, Labzrador' Blue, Mahogany, Chartreuse. Copen . etc. WOMEN'S SUITS, SPECIAL AT $19.98. made of wool backet weave crepe, coat is Butterfly effect , with kimono sleeves, high cut draped front with self ornaments and buttons. Neck has sash 'ail around with two tabs in front. Bottom of coat is trimmed with satin frill, and the same on sleevs. Coat is peau de cygne lined. Skirt is double tier ripple style. WOMEN'S SUITS, SPECIAL AT $22.50. made of silk wool poplin, in one button cutaway styles coat, with long effect in back. Figured bro caded silk collar and sash in back to match Kimono . sleeve with drop shoulder and peau de cygne lined. Very full peg top skirt, with slashed front and fancy buttons. Comes in all colors, Labrador, Blue, Ma hogany, 'Copenv, Tango, etc- ' ' WOMEN'S SUITS, SPECIAL AT $25.00. made of wool poplin, with moire silk collar inlaid With Persian. Coat has drop shoulder with kimono sleeves, two fancy braided tabs in front of coat, with buttons and two large silk ornaments in back. Peau de cygne lined. Skirt is made in the stylish four tier effect. 'Phone Orders Charter 3050 and mall or ,ders promptly filled. FACTS AND FANCIES. Wesleyan students hereafter will be required by the faculty to attain a certain proficiency in baseball, ten nis or track athletics. Now if tan going is made an elective study, with a rating in class reports, there will be some interest In. college life. Bridgeport Standard. Capital punishment and its abol ishment is a subject which is always open to discussion and it receives in -creased attention whenever the pen alty for a high crime is paid. Just at the present time much is beinj? said about the substitution of life im prisonment instead of death for mur der and 'yet others who have given the question much thought urge greater attention for the defectives, educationally and morally Norwich Bulletin. Now that the city, has seen fit to prohibit roller skating by children on the city sidewalks," it is up to the municipality to provide skating places in the' parks and the playgrounds. While it is annoying to the public generally to have children skating on sidewalks, particularly in the busier sections of the city, most people have refrained from complaining, because they recognized the fact that the ex ercise is beneficial, and not as danger ous as many other childish pastimes and sports. Waterbury Republican. Hartford can have her voting ma chines, but Rockville will continue to be old fashioned and stick to the pa per ballot. It has its faults, but with all its faalts we love it still. . It is superior to this new f angled method of voting. There has : been more or less agitation here for the introduc tion of the voting machine. In the face of Hartford's experience in its recent municipal election, we rather think this agitation will now cease. "Voting machines may be prompt, hut what is ' promptness to accuracy? This is what should count in an elec tion. Rockville Deader. The theater is thousands . of years old, but . the drama didn't amount to much for centuries, and never had Its due weight, until women were ad mitted to participation. . The early stage , was masculine. When they needed a woman, they put woman's clothing on a . man, and he did his part in falsetto. The Chinese do that today. The Chinese think the feminine voice the more beautiful, but .they have men imitate the voice of woman, and the result is not beau tiful at all. The history of woman and the stage is the history of wom an, and many . other things. There many who believe that an all masculine state is as defective as a drama acted by men only. Bridge port people are fortunate , in living in a time when the talents of both sexes are contributed , to the stage. Think of movies without . heroines. Bridgeport Farmer. WISE, Exhibition of Modern Dances and the Dansant EVERY AFTERNOON THIS WEEK, 2:30 TO 5 AT OUR RESTAURANT. Exemplification of the Maxixe Brazilllenne, One Step, Tango Argen tino, Innovation, Hesitation Valze, Half and Half and Gavotte Minzelli, by the original Sherry Duo, Mile. Iuxanne and Mr. Chas. Stuart, under the personal direction of Gladys Liewis, who gives a most interesting and In structive lecture prior to each rendition. . The entertainment is .free. Those who desire can secure seats at table including tea service and privilege of intermittent danoKng for 50o a person. Music, Hatch's orchestra. WISE, SMITH & CO. FOR SATURDAY SUIT DEPT. MISSES' AND WOMEN'S COATS. 3-4 length of fancy weave Eponge. Coat is made in one tier effect in back, and fancy button trim mings, has deep gauntlet cuffs with buttons and slik. Brocaded notch collar- Special values $7.50. WOMEN'S BLACK MOIRE SILK COATS, lined throughout with peau de cygne lining, made in the new high cutaway front, with long back Kimono sleeves, and very heavy lace collar. Special values $11.00. MISSES' AND WOMEN'S DRESSES of pebble wool crepe, waist is made with draped shoulder and kimono sleeves, and lace vestee and frill. Same on sleeves. Yoke is piped with heavy cord all around the sleeves and frill. Skirt is very full peg top, and draped. Comes in all the newest colors. Special value $10.50. WOMEN'S TAFFETA SILK DRESSES. Waist is made with Kimono sleeve, and chiffon vestee With shadow lace and rhinestone button trimmings. A turnover shadow lace collar and frill of same on the sleeves. Has deep girdle with large bow in front. Skirt is full peg top with deep tunic and frill all-around- Special value $12.50. CHILDREN'S COATS of doublf! warp serge, lined throughout:, has deep shawl collar, and sailor effect back, turnover cuffs to match. Also has wide belt all around. $3.98. CHILDREN'S DOUBLE WARP SERGE COATS with deep roll collar of self material, with inlaid silk collar, and cuffs to match. Has belt in back, with tab 'of silk to match collar and cuffs. Trimmed with large fancy buttons in front. $5.98. SMITH & HARTFORD Advice to Mayor-elect. Podunk Hollerr April the 'steentn. (Contributed.) My Dear Mr. Mayor-elect:- Will you please . , To give me your gracious attention In behalf of your many supporters and friends Who deserve some political mention. 1 can readily see, in your triumphal hour That your troubles are ' many and galling , i - ; For of seekers for plums, - and job hunting bums , The number is truly appalling. . . I am sorry, however, to : hear, your decree '., "' ' .-,v.' . . Your office-hours partly suspend ing ' For, though you may dodge for a time, don't you see :.. That your troubles, .will be i never ending? ' . Come forth from seclusion; put off for a time Your modest, retiring behaviour, And make your ' appointments with courage sublime Without trepidation or favor. The Commission in charge of Muni cipal Hall Will shortly be needing revision; Friend Morris would haye the whole thing before fall In a dividend-paying condition. For Superintendent of . Health, it were wise' , , In making your final selection, That the candidate shouldn't be judged by the size ' Of his bacteriologic collection. For a place most important in city affairs On the Bureau of Public Exertions What's the matter with Tippy, whose graces and airs Were the cause of so many con , versions? For Building Inspector, for Charity Board, For Sealer of Weights and of Mea sures, Weigh carefully; .pick the right man from the horde Who seek for political treasures. And lastly, I trust you will honor my claim To a place on the Water Commis sion, Accepting as proof of my fitness for same, The foregoing brief disquisition. ISH K. BIBBL.E. Yonkers police officers have been ordered', not to read newspapers while on duty at headquarters. "Read the Bible or good magazines," is the chief's order. The Bible may be pretty nearly as hard to find at police headquarters as a good magazine is nowadays on. a news stand. Bridge port Standard. . $12.50. coat, with pleated front, fancy Coat is peau de cygne lined. and buttons. Coat" is peau CO. Our Restaurant an ideal place for light lunch, a cup of tea or sub stantial repast. Tale of Chicago and Boston. (Chicago Record-Herald.) Jonah, Martin B., came to Chicago yesterday. Two Pinkerton detectives played the role- of the whale. This is the revised story of Jonah as writ in the, Book of Policefans. . It came to' pass that there was in the wicked city, which is Chicago, one Martin B. Jonah. In Jonah's pockets, of shekels there was none. ' One, day Jonah betook himself into the Park of Lincoln, which is by the waters of the Lake of Michigan. Gen tlemen and ladies of high station passed by and saw him not. They passed him afoot and. in the carriages which ;are: horsjeless.. ; . .; ; . ;?tv- Jonah " looked , . upon " thec ' wealth which .was . not his. Then ', he .saith with disgust: "Verily am I a boob. Superabundant shekels have they who pass. me by, while I, accursed one, am bereft of all things. Why is this thus? Am I my brother's keeper , who can not keep myself? Verily the Lord helpeth those who help themselves." Then up spake conscience: "The way of the transgressor is paved with rocks. Go thou, brother and turn thy hand to honest work." . Then up rose' Jonah and smote con science. Shaking his legs, he be took himself straightway to the Mld City Trust and Savings Bank, which is by the parting of the ways of Madi son and Halsted streets. . To the chief counter of shekels he spoke after this manner: "I have here a check for $730. Please cash it." And lo,, it was done. And it came to pass that a few days later the man whose name was writ upon the check became exceeding wrathful. He be got an idea. Forthwith he took it to the tribe of Plnkertons. . Much hunting was made for Jonah. At last he was discovered in the City of Boston, which, the prophets saith, is in a foreign land and rests upon a hill made of the writings of one Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thence Jonah was returned to Chicago, which is by the lake. And when the prison with its bars had closed upon him he repented of his wickedness and saith: "Wherefore, oh wherefore, did I smite conscience when it whispered?" Jonah was bound over to the grand jury. Verily the way of the trans gressor is hard! According to an announcement that comes from the Pacific coast, from which golden strand so many announcements of new things ema nate, a Methodist congregation is erecting a combination church and hotel at Los Angeles, at an estimated cost of $1,000,000. The hotel is to have some 350 rooms for the ac commodation of guests. Everything on the premises is to be up-to-date and to conform to the best .standards of hotel keeping. It Is expected that the venture will prove a paying one. New Haven Union. , McMillan's ' m ii Know all men by these presents, that I, Reubin German of New -Britain, in the County of Hartford and State of Connecticut, for the con sideration of $ received to my full satisfaction of D. McMillan of said New Britain, do hereby bargain, sell, transfer and convey unto D. McMillan the following articles of personal property: Coats, Suits, , Dresses, Waists, Skirts and all other property of said Berman which said Berman agreed to sell to said D. McMillan by agreement, dated March 27, ' 1914, and at date of this instrument at the store of D. McMillan. To have and to hold the same to him, the said D. McMilliah, hU executors and assigns forever to and their proper use and behoof. And I the said Reubin Berman, for myself, my heirs, executors and adminis trators, covenants and' agrees with the said D. McMillan to warrant and defend the said goods to him, the said D. McMillan, against all person what so ever. ' ' - ...... , . . In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixth Day of April in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen. (Signed) The above copy of Bill of Sale explains why REUBIN BERN'S STOCK AT 50c ON THE DOLLAR Will Go on Sale Here Beginning Saturday, April 18th, at 8:30 A, M. Reubin Berman's stock consisted mostly of Coats, Suits, Dresses, Waists and Coatings and Suitings by the yard . The Purchase of His Stock Gives us the best opportunity we have, ever , had to give the people of New Britain and vicinity High Grade Custom-made Suits and Coats at ; great bargain prices. . ' '' ' ' ...... ' One Hundred Tailor-Made Suits Berman's price $15 to $25.00. In this sale your choice for $10.00. About 50 One-Pioco Drosses t . , i ' In Silk, Crepe, Voile, Serge, etc. Berman's price $5.98 to $9.98. In thi sale for $2.08 each. Several Dozen I Berman's price $1.00. In this Latest Style Berman's price $10 to $20. In Dress Goods Such goods as Berman used to sale on our dress goods counter at value. - '','' " 'i ' ' ' Three Hundred Separate Skirts : , In a great variety materials. Berman's price $4.98 to $7.98. In. this sale, for $2.08 and $3.08. Come to this 50c-on-the-dollar sale for great values and you'll not go away disappointed. " , . . , ' .... j ' Three "Onyx" Days MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, APHID 20th, 21st, 22nd. . ' '"' ' ' " The Onyx Day offerings will consist of the best Onyx numbers adver- " tlsed for years. We are surely going to celebrate; it will be a memorable occasion. Onyx Hose The regular 35c, 3 for $1.00 quality, price for the Three Onyx Days 25c pair. Onyx Hose The regular 50c quality priced 1.00. Onyx Silk Hose for Men In Navy, Black, White, Tan and Grey. Special for the Three Onyx Days at 25c n pair. ' Come to this Special Sale of Onyx Hosiery and get a supply for every -member of the familyl and remember If you please these reduced prices hold good for Three Days only. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday next veek. .. D. McMHLLAM 199-201-203 Main Street. New Britain. . McMillan's OF SALE REUBIN BERMAN Shirt Waists sale for 20c each. ... , ( , Spring Coats this sale for $5.08, $7.08 and $0.08. and Suitings . .... V : (, t make up Coats and Suits frpm in thU f prices averaging less than half thelt for Women for Women for the Three Onyx Days 3 pair for $ ! .1 4 !' 1 ri 1 i, - 1 1' 'V X 1 I'