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N'HW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1914.
mw BRii'AIft HERALD HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY. , .... . Proprietor. Issued dally (Sunday excepted) at 4:15-p. m. at Herald Building. 67 Cburcn at. entered at the Post Office at "New Britain as . Second ..Class Mail Matter. Delivered by carrier to any part of the city I ror'io cents a weeK, 65 jenis a awram. pubarlptions for paper to be sent by mall payaDie in advance, eo. uenvi a, Month (7.00 a year. fh only profltabble advertising medium in rcom always open ' to advertisers. e Herald wl!! bo found on sale at Hota Jing's News Stand, 42nd St. and Broad way. New York City; Board Walk. Atlantic City, and Hartford depot. TELEPHONE CALLS. , iislnnss Office .....925 iitorial Rooms 92J XTESTIGATE RAISE IN PRICES OF FOODSTUFFS. We do not know what value the res olutions introduced in Congress yes- erday calling-1 for investigation of the aise in the prices of food may have, but no harm can he done in making he inquiry. The ordinary rules . by vhich a reasonable explanation might e made for raising the prices of oodstuffs, will not hold good in this ase for the reason that instead of here being a scarcity of such articles m this country at present there must ecessarily be i a large surplus. "We lave, however, the statement of that minent authority, James J. Hill, that pre do not raise enough of foodstuffs fa this country to supply the. people nere, but on the other hand, this is a anner year for crops; there is no ay, to speak of, by which any of he goods can be 'transported to for- ign lands, thereby improving the con- itions here, and yet the prices are dvanced to an unprecedented de- rree. It has always been claimed hat this is done by a group of men ho control the markets and who can dvance prices at will and do so rheneverit pleases their fancy to do If this is so then the suits of the overnment against so-called trusts o not include the meanest kind of iolators. ' Surely there can be no hore outrageous act than to prevent he people from obtaining foodstuffs 7ith which the country is now so well upplied unless they pay unreasonable rices for them. The prices quoted tacently are almost prohibitive and re so for a great many. The war in Europe, is having ade ressing effect in this country by tying p shipping and preventing goods rom being sent abroad and from the elrwery of goods from, other countries ere, a. need that was never made ap- arent un.til the war started. There avebeen explanations made as to the EiUseijof the increase in the price of heat, . and it sounds reasonable nough. If the supply of cattle, as as been alleged, has decreased, then ccordingrto all laws of political econ my the price should go up because tie demand for fresh meat is con- tantly increasing. Beef has been omingMn from Argentina, but not in efficient quantities to affect the price. VL was y only last week that a New Britain man sought to purchase a car bad of beef from that country and Vas unable to do so. It may be that Jhe western men control this supply, ut it "will be remembered that when tiquiry was made concerning the beef Vust it was reported that there was lo suoh trust. A diligent inquiry might do soma ood now because the conditions at resent are different from any other Sme. It cannot be urged that there p a scarcity of any class of foodstuffs krw except beef, and yet-the prices of Jll have been advanced. There is no unishment too, severe for those who sek to add to their own wealth by kklng it from the mouths of the poor nd the needy. MOSQUITO PEST. If the fly campaign has been in- trunxental in reducing the number that species of summer and dan- erous pests it has certainly had no Sect, upon the mosquito. It is stated lat the mosquito has never been as umerous and as vicious as he has ecQme during the past fortnight or 3. People have been told that empty ?mafto cans or any similar receptacles hould not be left around lest they be- ome filled with water and be a breed ig place for mosquitoes; it is be- eved that these orders have been bmplied with to a great extent and et at present the city is full of mos- uitoes the drug stores are impor- iined for remedies and a composition f more or less value is having a cady sale. ; '., ' It is not uncommon to see a group f people on a veranda at night each kaving a little ligm suemuiuaiijf described as a joss stick and giving he . party the appearance of fireflies. these sticks are of value to keep the Jnosquitoes away but once the ac- ivitv ceases the pests will light upon heir prey, bite them and frequently scape. The joss stick is only for ac- ive use, it has no vaiue uuuug leeping hours and it is then that the Umposition of the druggist is brought into use. It is the odor that does the business. The mosquitoes cannot stand it and though they may be heard singing in the distance they will not come near enough to ' the victim to enjoy lunch. Houses have become impregnated with this odor, it has become attached to clothes and at present the mosquitoes are having a hard time in filling engagements for meals. After all it would be inter esting to know where all the mos quitoes come from. It may be that the methods , employed to prevent their coming itno being have resulted in raising them. There must be something the matter with the carry ing out of the program. Perhaps the superintendent of health may be able to Explain. DISSOLUTION SUIT SETTLED. An agreement has been reached be tween the directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad company and the , national govern ment for a peaceful ending of the dissolution suit which the latter brought against the corporation. A year has been allowed within which the stock of the Boston and Maine may be disposed of and provision is made for an extension of time if the stock cannot be disposed of advan tageously by that time. There can be no mistaking the fact that the decision is a wise one; it removes the case from the realms of the coufts, gives the company a bet ter standing and should be the means of giving encouragement to every in terest connected with it. It may be impossible to dispose of the Boston and Maine stock within a year, but that in no way will affect the good that will come from the agreement. The war is having a depressing effect upon business; none of it is being af fected more than the railroad busi ness, and the fact that the company is to be permitted to settle its disput ed affairs with the government with out going into court with them will work out to the interest of the com pany. This is not a good time for either side to be engaged in law suits and it is good news all around to know that this particular case is at an end. The terms of the agreement have not been made public, but the government loses nothing by a peaceful settlement of the case; its right in the premises is unquestioned, if anything it has been strengthened and it has proven that there was no vengeful spirit back of the proceedings, as has: been intimated in some quarters. NATIONAL TAX TO BE INCREASED Does the cost of the national gov ernment include no extravagances which in time of great stress may be cut off so that the receipts may be equal to the expenditures? The rev enue has been decreased by the loss of imports occasioned by the war, and it is proposed to levy some new taxes in order to make up a loss of some hundred millions of dollars. The New York Sun inquires why expenses are not reduced, and it sounds like a sen sible question. The Sun, however, says it is reported in Washington that the present cost of running the gov ernment is at a minimum and that it is impossible to dispense with even a single clerk. Attention is called to ' expenses in past years to show, that the cost is constantly increasing, but this does not prove extravagance. Congress makes new laws, it requires more peo ple to carry out the provisions of the new acts and these add to the cost. Take the income tax for instance. This law has required thousands of extra clerks, besides as the population increases further demands are made upon the government and this too adds to the expense, but with all this it seems strange that, it is impossible to dispense with the services of a single clerk, so businesslike has be come the governmental service. The question, however, might be asked if it would not be possible to lessen ex penses some other way or if there is not some way out of the present difficulty without going down into the pockets of the people for more money. The Sun says that there must be somewhere within the United States a politician capable of recog nizing the condition to which the country is reduced and finding a way out of the difficulty without adding to the taxes. This is the young man's day. The fact has been asserted widely; the out standing facts in current history de clare it . "Uncle Ike" Stephenson has announced that he will not be a can didate for office in Washington when his present term in the United States senate expires. "Uncle Ike" is, we believe, nearer a hundred than to the Psalmist's .three-score years and ten. He will step aside in favor of a young er man. And in further proof of the statement that today is for the young mart, there is the announcement that an exuberant chap by the name of Jo seph G. Carmon will ask to be sent to congress from the district of which Danville, 111., is the bright particular spot in western politics. Norwich Record. FACTS AND FANCIES. This is the season of the year when returning vacationists are liable to bring back with them from resorts of pleasure the beginning of a fine crop of typhoid. Ansonia Sentinal. What becomes of, the ; Osier- theory when France puts General joffre, 62 years old at the head of her army in the field, and England appoints Lord Kitchener, born in 1850, secretary of war? New London Telegraph. An up-state democrat visiting Bridge port the other day said from what he heard in the northern tier of counties, vhile on his' travels he would not be surprised to see Mahan named for Ben ator and Landers for governor upon the first ballot in the democratic con vention next month. Bridgeport Post. New Britain, Conn., complaints of fake war extras coming into that city from New York. Brockton is having its experience with this brand of jour nalism coming from Boston. The Brockton papers contain reliable war news received hours later than is ped dled about the street in so-called war extras sent out from Boston. Brock ton Times. The Washington department of health, after considerable struggling with the problem of standardizing the (manufacture of ice cream in the heated capital, gives it up. That is to say, it suggest two standards. It finds that there is apparently a demand for two grades of ice cream. So it sug gests that the ordinance be altered to permit the making of so-called stand ard ice cream, which shall contain a higher degree of butter fat, and "just ice cream" which shall contain a lower degree. New Haven Register. The devotees of modern dancing should take heed of recent significant items in the daily news and indulge their fondness for terpsichorean diver sion very moderately for a time. An other noted dancer is about to "go un der the knife." This fate has' been distressingly frequent of late among the eminent exponents of the tango and the maxixe. Until medical science shall have made some definite state ment as to this peculiar susceptihility to appendicitis, it may be well for the eager dancers to be prudent. Provi dence Journal. Senator Christian M. Newman for lieutenant governor is the suggestion emanating from the senate reunion banquet held- in New London last Saturday. Bridgeport is entitled to a good place on the state ticket this fall and Senator Newman's excellent record at Hartford, coupled with his standing as a democrat, makes him a desirable choice arid the state conven tion is not unlikely to consider Fair field county, which means Bridgeport, when the slate is made. Bridgeport Telegram. ' Returning Farmers. (Portland Oregonian.) The movement of American farmers to the Canadian provinces is on the decline, as it should be. Indeed, it never should begun. Having once be gun it should have been of short life and negligible results. But the Cana dian officials are expert advertisers and the way they gave publicity to their advantages and glossed over their disadvantages was a lesson that any press agent might study with profit. The strongest point made in this advertising campaign was the fact that in the far northern provinces exploited there were actually more hours of sunshine in their growing season of about six weeks than in our longer season of nearly three months. Theoretically this may be true, but most of our citizens who forsook their home country for foreign soil soon found that this promise usually failed of fulfillment, as -did the great er promises of a more equable cli mate than we have on this side of the border. In the year 1912 Americans crossed the borders into Canada to the num ber of 97,951 and only 38,317 of them came back in the meantime, showing that some 60,000 of them must have remained there either as landowners, tenants or workmen. In the eleven months ending June 1 of the present year, 68,396 of our people went over the border and 44,127 of them re turned home. This shows that what for a time looked lige a hegira to the promised land," has, lessened fifty per cent, while the returning army has increased nearly eighty per cent. It is a difficult matter to ascertain the true situation of the Americans who went across the border in the last four years. Many of those who return will not tell all, because they have left "behind them somewhere in the Canadian provinces, lands on which they have made substantial payments and they wish to unload. Those who came back landless and broke do not care to exploit their follies. Those who remain, many of them hanging on and hoping against hope that a day is coming when they can sell out and get back home they are the ones who still send out the rose-hued statements about the re gions close to the frozen north. There is another side to the story the side showing the good Ameri can dollars paid to the horde . of agents who scoured the northwest and roped in settlers by the thousand. It is said that in one of the small cities of Oregon more than $100,000 worth of Canadian soil was sold, about 33 1-3 per cent, of which was clear "velvet" to the agents. We have no great sympathy for those of our fellow-citizens who could afford the losses thus made, but we do deeply regret the losses in curred by those who practically put their last dollars into such deals, deals worked up by a division of corn missions between the agents and the men of wealth who first "bit." It was this .double-crossing that did nearly as much damage as we suffered by the loss of so many of our hard-working citizens. WHAT OTHERS SAY Views on all sides of timely questions as discussed in ex changes that come to Herald office. (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) Mary is our Hungarian maid of all work and Friday was Mary's night off. She had a lady friend (also some body's Hungarian maid) and she thought that she and her friend vvoudl like to go to Luna park that night. "Could you get me a free pass?" she asked diffidently. We didn't know whether we could or not so we offered her a sum of money, but she looked disappointed at that. There is a certain magic and glory about a "free pass" that trans cends mere money. And we observed this psychological condition and has tily promised that a pass should be procured. It was 6 o'clock that evening before, at considerable trouble and expense, we had located a pass for two. And then we had to hire a bicycle mess enger to take it out to East Cleveland and Mary. Now comes the tragedy. The next morning at the breakfast table, we said: "Well, Mary, did you have a good time at the park last night?" "Yessir, tank you, ve hat goot times," she answered, bowing and dropping a piece of toast she was bringing in. ' But de pass wass no goot." "What?" we cried, shocked and grieved that a newspaper pass should have been turned down because it was in the hands of a foreign domestic sf rvant. "What wouldn't they honor that pass?" "I do' know. But it was ladies' night, and we got in free anyhow." Tunnel Under the Channel. (New York Times.) Had it not been for English apathy, toward France during the Franco German war and the consequent Anglo-French antagonism, which lasted until the death of Queen Vic toria, it is probable that the English troops now sent to the aid of France would have gone under the channel, and not over it. The fact that today there is no land passage between England and the continent is not due to a lack, of French enterprise in the matter, but solely to the conservatism of authorities whom the English con sidered their highest military geniuses. The idea of a channel tunnel was first put forward by the French engineer Mathieu in 1802. In 1860 it was revived by Thome de Gamond, and received the approbation of Na-. poleon III., and of Queen Victoria. Since then enthusiasm for the pro ject has responded to the pulse of Anglo-French relations. Companies have been organized in both France and England to bore the tunnel. Commercial bodies of Paris and . Lon don have united in pointing out its value as a mercantile enterprise. Thirty years ago digging actually be gan on 'the English side twenty-five years ago on the French. The ablest French and English economists have proved that it would be a paying un dertaking. All to no purpose. The British war office and the British admiralty on each revival of the project have suc ceeded in persuading public opinion that the tunnel, whatever its commer cial advantages, would be a serious menace to the defense of England. Before 1904 France was the object of fear. Since then British military opinion has been divided between the danger from mines that a French or English army might encounter in transit and the dread lest the victori ous foe might demand that the tun nel should forever open "this way in to the vital center of our island life." When the subject came up in the spring of 1913, and again last March, in the British parliament there were signs of weakening on the part of the British military and naval authorities before the arguments presented by commercial England and naval and military France. The next time the subject is broached it will probably be found that "the microbe of isola tion," as once remarked Le Temps, is no longer stunting the growth of British brains. Opening in South America. (New York Sun.) It is estimated that the trade of South America with European coun tries amounted to $1,600,000,000 in 1913. In the fiscal year 1912-13 the trade of South America with this country was represented by these fig ures: Imports, $217,747,038; exports, $146,147,993; total, $363,895,031. Europe's aggregate was considerably greater than four times ours. There are inspiring evidences that the present opportunity will not be lost to redress- this unnatural state of things. Not only are our own bus iness men, bankers, shipping men, ex porters and manufacturers awake, but South America is alarmed and is ap pealing to us to come to her aid. Her civilization is seriously menaced by the paralysis of European commerce. A thousand things for which she re lies on importation are suddenly with held from her so far as her usual sources of supply are concerned, and she turns to Us in her need. . Practically every country that pur veys manufactured articles to the South American people is now at war. Great Britain, Germany and France, in the order named, were the princi pal providers. Italian and Spanish commerce, what there is of it, does not mean the things most needed; machinery, textiles, products of high ly developed manufacturing skill. Even assuming that England speedily opens the way for her shipping, her share of the South American trade of Europe was a scant one-third, name ly, 67,114,000 imports and 44,387, 000 exports, or, translated Into our money, a total of about $557,505,000. Here then is a shortage, present and prospective, of, broadly speak ing, a thousand million dollars in the foreign trade of the South American continent. Who is to have it? Who is to send to these active and ad vancing republics the means and ap pliances they need to work out their destinies and to take from them the articles of food and the raw material of industry which they produce? Who but ourselves?, And would it not be worse than madness for o.-r people to let such a chance - pass them by? No Holiday in August. (Life.) August is a month without a holi day. It is, as months go, long, hot, exhausting. Do we want holiday in August? Are we equal to the great labor of keeping a holiday in that month? It has been proposed to lift Lincoln's day out of February, wnere it doea nobody any good, and locate it in the first week of August, about midway t between July 4th and Labor day. ' TTnlf f . l 1 i : .. j rr iiaii ui wus proposal is guuu. j.o get the Lincoln holiday out of Feb ruary would be an unmixed benefit. The other half is bad. August i vacation month and business in town is too short-handed to cope with th congestion of a holiday. In the coun. try it is a busy month, and so it is to builders and contractors. To brea'.: the routine of August with a public holiday would be a mistake. Where work is slack in that mdnth people get holidays to suit themselves. Where it is active it needs, all the working days the month affords. On the whole, let August alone. Some Table Friends. (New York Sun) The umlauts rise like rockets, the gutturals growl like cannon,, the nas als snap out like pistols,. the'.'r's"r roll like war drums and volleys of conson ants are discharged without a vowel. Our old friends Hans, Henri, Arpad of the all containing goulash, and the rest of them are full of fire. They want to be off to Europe, to swap the corkscrew for the gun. Their patriotic fervor is most commendable. So is that cosmopolitan experienced tact and forbearance whereby these men of many races maintain a modus Vi vendi with one another, not making personal as yet the national quarrel, and by the reddest despatches not dis heartened from the peaceful duties they are so soon to abandon, provided transportation can be had. Well fed, hearty fellows; many of them somewhat broader in the beam than in their service years. We be lieve that waiters will be good! sol diers because New York has so many veterans of 1870-71 who are or have been good waiters, polite, alert, atten tive, but bestowing military reminis cences sparely and only on their oldest "sympathetic" clients. The res taurants, hotels and beer halls of New York and its dependencies are full of old arid younger campaigners, from the Franco-Prussian war to the second Balkan. The harmless necessary ci vilian who seeks variety of dish and drnk and observation in the innumer able eating houses as our less pur ple predecessors were content to say runs across battalions of green or seasoned old soldiers, retired from the field to the commissariat; albeit, the most effective fighting force of waiters was that so often and triumphantly in action at a sixth avenue restaurant whereon of late the twin doves of peace and reform do bill and coo. Good luck to all the brethren of the apron who succeed in crossing the seas and getting into the fracas. May they feed well and bleed with none or such slight wounds as, heroically earned and modestly remembered, are thought to inspire in the superior sex some Sehnsucht nach der' Liebe. And if Henri, Hans and Arpad leave New York, may' Pat and Michael, few, alas, but fit, ( more than console her, that she be not unwaitered. Michael and Pat, large, humorous, philosophi eal, advisors, directors, friendly des pots. Them, American citizens and therefore bound to keep out of even so promising a shindy, we implore to stay, cottoning their ears against the sirens of battle. COMMUNICATED. Complaint Mad Concerning Street Material. Editor Herald: The residents of Warlock and Ellis streets would respectfully en quire if there is not a corner of the backyard that the city could utilize as storage room instead of leaving un sightly piles of paving blocks and crosswalk flags on the street just out side the gutter. They might be dan gerous only we are all soberly in clined and keep strictly to the side walk at all times. CRITIC. REPRESENTS HOSPITAL. Assistant Superintendent Miss Des Jartlins Will c;o to St. Paul. As a reprentative of the New Brit ain General hospital Miss Clara Des Jardihs, assistant superintendent at the hospital, will attend the conven tion of the American hospital asso ciation at St. Paul. Minn., the latter part of this month. Miss Des Jardins left on her vaca tion on August 1, going to her home in Jewett City. Yesterday she left for Buffalo and from there will go by boat to Duluth where she will stay for a week before the convention meets. INJURED BY BLAST. Joseph Garlo of 19 Lafayette street, an employe of the water department, was seriously injured yesterday in the back of his neck during some blast ing on the west canal of Shuttle Mea dow reservoir. The canal is being paved and stone is being blasted out for that purpose. Garlo, just before an explosion, crawled into a pipe to be out of danger. H& crawled out again too soon, and was struck in the back of the neck by a flying stone. The cords and veins were severed and he bled profusely. He was taken home. MRS. WILSON BURIED E of President's Wit Interred io Rom?, Ga , Cemeteiy. Rome, Ga.. Aug. 12. Mrs. Wood row Wilson, wife of the nation's presi dent, was buried here yesterday at Myrtle Hill cemetery. Rain fell in torrents while the casket was being lowered into the grave, which is be side those of Mrs. Wilson's father and mother, almost within sight of the house in which she lived as a girl. Last night the president was speeding eastward on his return to Washing ton. Although thousands of visitors came to Rome yesterday to do honor to the memory of Mrs. Wilson, a Sabbath-like quiet prevailed. The special force of police augmented by ! members of the Georgia National Guard, found little to do beyond warning traffic from the streets through which the procession moved. Borne to Hearse. It was exactly 2:30 P. M., when the . presidential special arrived and a few minutes later the casket, cov ered with grey broadcloth and bear ing a single wreath of flowers, was lifted from the funeral car by eight of Mrs. Wilson's cousins and borne to the hearse. As the train steamed into the sta tion, church bells throughout the city were tolled. A wide space had been cleared about the station and the thousands of people assembled there stood back respectfully. Those who bore the casket were Edward T. Brown .Atlanta; Rbert M. Hoyt, Wade C. Hoyt and Nathan Hoyt, Rome; B. P. Axson. Savannah; Ran dolph Axson, and Edward T. Brown, Jr., and Frank C. Gebreath, Atlanta. Black Draped Streets, The president, followed by Secre tary and Mrs. McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs. Sayre, Miss Wilson, Professor Axson, and other near relatives and mem bers of the party quickly left the train and entered their carriages. The k procession tnen moved inrougn black-draped streets to - the I irst Presbyterian church. More than 800 relatives and friends of the Wilson and Axson families already were gathered in the little church which Mrs. Wilson used to at tend when her father, the Rev. Ed ward S. Axson, was pastor there. The church was draped in black, with intertwined wreaths of white flowers. On one wall was a white marble tab let to the memory of Mrs.. Wilson's father. Flowers were-'piled high about the catafalque. Simple Short Service. As the president entered, following the casket, Chopin's Funeral March was played on the organ. A simple short service was conducted by the Rev. G. G. Sydnor, the local pastor. The president, his daughters, Secre tary McAdoo and Mr. Sayre occupied the front pew in the center and back of them were other members of the family, Dr. Grayson and Secretary Tumulty. Two old hymns, girlhood favorites of Mrs. Wilson, were sung by the church choir. The Rev. Dr. Sydnor then readbriefly . from the Scriptures and spoke of the beauty and character of Mrs. Wilson's life. As soon as the church service was ended the short journey to Myrtle Hill cemetery was begun. School girls, dressed in white and holding laurel branches, lined , the streets through which the procession passed. Behind them were thousands of peo ple, with bared heads bowed, silent and sorrowful. Downpour Became Torrential. .The cortege was close to the ceme tery when rain began to fall. , The downpour soon became torrential. A tent erected over the grave gave par tial shelter to the family group, but the thouasnds of people who came to witness the burial were without pro tection. Services at the grave were brief and of impressive simplicity. The presi dent stood with head bowed as the final rites were performed. As he stood there with his daughters, Mr. Wilson made no effort to conceal his grief. As the hushed voice pf the preacher read the burial service, the president's form was visibly shaken by emotion and the tears streamed down his cheeks. Others of the party wept si lently. After the final benediction was pronounced the president slowly re turned to his carriage. His eyes were as those of one dazed, but his step was firm and his face was stern and set. Returning to Washington. Greenboro, N. C, Aug. 12. A spe cial train bearing I resident Wilson and his family returning from Mrs. Wilson's burial at Rome, Ga., passed through here at 8:20 o'clock this morning en route to Washington, where it is due at five o'clock this af ternoon. Service in Mid-ocean. San Fransisco, Aug. 12. Passengers on the Oriental liner Chinyo Maru held service in mid-oiean in memory of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson August 9 it was learned when the steamer docked here last night. Addresses were made by an Englishman, a German, a Hol lander, an Austrian and a Chinese. MRS. HARRIMAN ILL. American War Refugee Suffering From Ptomaine Poisoning. New York, Aug. 12. A cable mes sage from London today announced the serious illness there of Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, who with her hus band is a war refugee from Paris. The message stated that Mrs. Harri- BESD HEU PARENTS MiLW STORE CLOSES WEDNESDAYS AT NOON DUIUXG THE MONTH or A V (JUST. 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Price 25c yard Valus 29c Novelty Scrims and Marquisettes The most beautiful line we havi ever shown. New ideas brought out by Leading Manufacturers. Novel ef fects exclusively for this Store are be ing shown now in White, Cream anfi Arab. Priced 29c, 35c and 39c Value 35c to 50c yard Hammocks at August Clearance Prices Buy one now for the balance of thil season. They always come in handy, You'll want one next year, the sav. ing is worth your while. August Clearance on Rugs of All Kinds Trunks, Bags and Suit Cases at Prices to Move Them Quick n u. IVIUIVI 199-201-203 MAIN STREET. man is suffering from ptomalni poisoning. Mrs. Harriman is a member of th commission on Industrial relations an one of the first women appointed te an important federal place by Presl dent Wilson. $25,0O0 IN STAKES. Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug.. 12. A record attendance was expected to n-itnpM the grand circuit races heri thin afternoon inasmuch as the pro- gram canea xor :,uuu in sianes. which was said to be the lareesl single day's card ever presented on lie Paper Mi Us stake for 2:11 trot i?rs. purse SlO.OCO: Horseman ard Spirit of the Times futurity for thre year old trotters. $10,000; Horseman and Spirit of the Times futurity foi two years old trotters $3,000, and th 2:15 pace for $2,000. EXPENDITURES GRANTED. The common council committee on supplies and printing last night mH and put into effect the system where by city officials have to make requisi tion for money to spend for supplies. Many applications to be allowed te make purchases were approved. Tal Collector B. Loomis and Chairman D. B. Marwick were authorized to set about the purchase of a safe for th tax collector's office. The chairman will look into the matter of a drink, ing fountain ordered for Smallej lark and may decide that the board of public works will have to pay fot it. . .. MnM!l I AM IILLrllU