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v vmr A I il TIED A I Tt Proprietor. 41 , ' dally (Sunrtay. eejt3U at 4:15 p. m. KLerald Buncung, ; gnurcn - k at Po" Office at NeW BrttalB Second Cla-is Mall Matter. . - d by carriers to any part of the city V Centn a. Wlr ' fiS Pf-ntM a. Mtfnth-. - ptjona lor paper to be sent by mall ayanie m advance. 60 cenia a Month. $7.00 a year. lly profitable Rdvertlslng medium In city. ' Circulation books and . preat rOon: always Open to advertiser. leraM will be round on-sale at Hota- News S'and. 42nd St. and Broaa- New York , City: Board Waia. Ltlanttc CItv and Hartford depot. TELEPHONE CALLS. Iss Office . .I. ..925 , .92f pal Rooms . OUR HOSPITAL. n of the needs of a struggling et up at the close of the Span- ar to care for New Britain's dis- boys in blue, the General Hos- has passed through some en years of sturdy growth and launches forth on its more ma- ife. And it stands out today in 11 vigor of its youth, as the an- report : given out yesterday at- It has grown to a size pro- nate to the needs of New Brit- twill expand as the city grows er. One of , the finest corporal of mercy is this caring for the and the men and women who sso.ciated in the work at the New in General Hospital are doing share to make the world a bet- brld, to make happier the lives ose who, for .the moment are d of good health. Through the s of the city churches and kin- qrganlzatlons" milch charitable went pn at the hnsnital during ast year,' and that, is good. By unstinting efforts of men high e financial world the funds of ospital were made to cover a tude of expenses, and that was Because of the loya.ltv and team- between directors and subser- sj the J hospital was brought up e level it has striven for during ears. It has been made as good y hospitaf Its size in the United a, an institution of which New in people should well feel proud, to the interest of every man and an in New Britain to see to it this general hosnital is never ng in efficiency. When the day s that medical treatment is ed, and needed quickly, by a cit- here, New Britain is the place in h to get it. Time will not allow ordinary man to seek service in York, Chicago or Baltimore. He have his . emergency calls an- ed by a New Britain ambulance. , if this wdrk is to go on day af ay, doing good for the people of city, it is but right and proper the hospital should have the wishes of the peonle of New ain, all of which is so at the ent time. And may the good k ever go on. "WE NO SAVVY." kssing around slices of territory femall boys share pie is one of chief ' pastimes of nobility when gs are different than they . are But just to show that habit not be downed, that what has W existent in times of peace will so readily be lost in time of war, Kaiser took a little trip over to jnna to visit his old friend Francis jeph. While calling on the ern- br of, the dual monarchy, the d of the house of Hohenzollern tie this'.' little" proposition, so it said: .If, Austria will cede Tran- kania and- part of Buko wina to mania, for the purpose of keeping later country neutral, then Gcr- ny will give back to Austria two pvinces of Silescia which Prussia kexed in 1886. All very simple. is little game of give and take when applies to national territory and pples is all-very - wonderful, outside the United - States. In this coun- ,- - 'f V i v.. - , as Bret Harte's heathen chinee ya, "We No Savvy." . " "I r,i. . ., ,. NO , a.Qi f PR REPORTERS. There was a time when newspaper Jporters were supposed to be super jnsitive to the susceptibility of smell, Jpeeially when their olfactory or- ns reached out to the joyous fumes fermented beverldges. That was in e long, long ago, however, when e art of journalism was in its pris- he glory, when ' newspapers were i Ulledoff fiat-bed ;presses instead of j eled -i out from, multiple rolls. In terMays the niett who gather the pwjfilsettled down$fl a more bizarre jfeands soon . lost whatever reputa- prt theySnight have had as being ohemians of the blue, workers of he night, dodgers of the day. Yet, Jver in -Hartford yesterday was held police court trial which smacked of Oier days. A policeman had been jharged with partaking-iLE;.the nectar f the gods while on duty. To re- kite this allegation, .four reporters ei-e . invited to: smell of the officer's reath and, ' after" having performed hist splendid i duty they returned a eraict of not-guilty. This testi mony introduced in, the trial had the desired effect upon the judge . and the officer was vindicated. That ;proceeding reminds us might ily of this' ol4-mC"iWustrittive of the newspaper, .reporter of other jdays. . In a murder trial v. the counsel for the 'defense' was" tryingto'"ascer-tairi- something relative to the past life ofa newspaper man. "Why did you leave the Milwaukee Journal?" he asked. "Because the editor and I could not agree on a question of ' national politics," was the, answer. "You then went to the Detroit Free Press. Why did you leave there?" demanded the lawyer. "Because the editor and I could not agree on a question of national poli tics," said the newspaper man. The same answer was given to a number of similar questions. Finally the judge lost patience and rapped for order. "You will tell this court" he demanded, "what was the question of national politics upon which you and your chiefs could agree," and the newspaperman said, "Prohibition." When prohibition was an issue be tween editors and reporters the men on the street were often asked to per form the humanitarian task of smell ing police officers' breaths to deter mine whether the guardians of the peace had been imbibing. But now that the old order has passed away, newspapermen of Hartford and other cities should emphatically refuse to act on such a jury. Let the board of aldermen or some other equally as responsible body do the work. WHEN HENRY COMES SAILING' HOME. More than four hundred years ago, to be exact, four hundred and twenty-three years ago, a certain ambi tious navigator who bore the appella tion Columbus pointed the prow of the good ship Santa Maria and her consorts in the general direction of America. Since that time many ships have sailed into our bays and rivulets; ships of every size and de scription, ships large, ships small, sailing ships, steam ships, ships without end. But, if things go not awry, there is one ship which will come sailing in and put all others to shame, that will . be the ship that brings Henry Ford and his peace advo cates back from Europe after they have put an end to the war. When Henry comes sailing home, when his ship comes in, there will be then cause for real rejoicing. America will turn it self into a veritable jubilee, all of America that has not been making money on war stocks, and Henry will be given , the .grandest ovation that ever fell, to the lot of man. He will be even more welcomed than was Noah with his Ark. Who cannot paint a picture of the good ship Oscar II breasting the lacy foam on her way into the harbor of New York, or Boston, or Hampton Roads? Of course, there will be much discussion over the place of landing, for the entire nation wants I the neace ship to put in at some port I where the natives may see the show. Flags will be flying, bands playing. Doves will be sent from the Oscar's pigeon loft, not the crow's nest, when the ship is within hailing of land, and streamers will float to the breezes. It will be a glorious sun shiny morning when Henry comes sailing home. Out aft will be assem bled the mizzen-crew, clad in flowing, filmy, garments, olive branches in hand, singing the song of the just. Even the stokers in the hold will ply their trade to the rythmic beat of a choir-leader's baton. All, all, will be sonig. Rats in the "keel shall be lulled to sleep by the enchanting melodies of the psalm-singing home comers whom Henry had abroad. It will be Christmas, we have no doubt. Santa Ciaus, with his reindeer team, will be on deck after having dis pensed his toys and joys to the chil dren of the world. An angel with a golden trumpet will stand majesti cally on the bow-sprit- ready to sound a mighty blast when the ship comes in. On top of the cabin will be our own Henry, Captain Henry of the Os car II. He will be bowing and scrap ing to his fellow men, and women, and children, standing on the shores, he will acknowledge the cheerfng and the singing of those who have assem bled to see their hero return. And, when the ship passes Quaran tine and is tied up to its moorings, ana tne long list of sea-faring celebrities step onto land in front of Henry, the First in Peace, when that procession comes down the gang-plank fhere will be loud halle lujahs and peace offerings, and the national man of the hour will be taken on the shoulders of the multi tude and carried through the streets,, and the folk on the house tops will shower him with flowers and do-do feathers, and he will be set-up in the market place, and when the shades of night have, fallen the people will re turn to their humble homes and trundle beds rejoicing because Henry has returned to the fold. And they will know full well that the one great prince of peace has arisen amongst them. For where could be found, another to start out from the United States on December 4, and return on Christmas morning from the far countries of Europe after having sent more than six mililon fighting men home from the trenches? Nowhere under the sun could such a man be found. No man but our own Henry would ever attempt such a thing. That is why the nation will be await ing to pay homage when Henry comes sailing home. Because a barber in Mount- Holly, N. J., gave a customer a nice clean . shavA without so much as uttering a ; word, the man who was shaved in such fashion died and left the barber $15,000. Silence is really and truly sometimes golden. FACTS AND FANCIES. With Woodrow 'Wilson heading one ticket and Charles E. Hughes another the rank and file of the American cit izenship would stand to win, which ever candidate lost. Syracuse Jour nal. Before extending condolences , to Berlin because the price of butter Is sixty cents a pound, consult the mar ket reports on the price of eggs here at home. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Winston Spencer Churchill is in the trenches. Nowhere would the lime light that always shines around him be more appreciated. The brave boys can see to read, wherever he goes. Brooklyn Eagle. Great Britain has decided to recog nize Carrange as head of the defacto government -of Mexico. It is hoped that Great Britain will not hold the United States responsible for him. Buffalo Express. George Sylvester Viereck accounts for the explosions and fires in Amer ican plants by declaring them acts of Providence. George is wrong. His theory might hold if the plants had been destroyed by lightning. Provi dence does not use matches and ful minating caps. Buffalo Enquirer. Before Carranza starts to build a Union Station in Mexico City he should give travelers some assurance that they will be able to get into and out of Mexico City alive. Carranza will make no hit by grandstand plays. The Union Station buncombe looks very much like cne St. Louis Times- The Liberty Bell has finished its journey and the fears of Philadelphia that it would be damaged are at an end. Probably this has been its lat trip. In its journey across the con tinent and back it has been greeted with patriotic fervor by millions of people and it has left in its wake an inspiration of loyalty to America' and her institutions. The trip has been worth a great deal more than it cost. Wilkesbarre Record. Public indignation will not be easily aroused against a captain who sells his cargo at sea to a warship. Carrying supplies to belligerents' on ships that have cleared for some definite port is a fuse of war that has been resorted to ever since warships -u -mnAt Inner vnvacp.s. and the 1 lid, V C Jlicvtlt. iv"b .. r7 ' - ' I English have done their s"nare of it. From the standDoint of international relations, however, the practice of the gentle art of sailing under false man ifests is dangerous. The United folates created some hard and fast prece- dents in the Alabama award case that may be used against us and the gov ernment cannot afford to close its eyes to such breaches of the naviga tion laws. New York Commercial. What knows that Mr. Ford and his pacifical friends, thought they do nothing else, will not acquire the knowledge, evidently so much needed by them all, of what this war is about and for? They may come to see that it has two sides, one right and one wrong that there is more to it than carnage and destruction that imme diate peace, enormously desirable as it is in some respects, might be attained at costs in comparison to which those of continuing the struggle would be negligible. Nearness to the scene of combat may give that information to these worthy folk, just as it has to many others who approached it der the same misapprehension theirs. New York Times. Un as COMMUNICATED. Architect Gives Fisiires for Water bury's City Hall. New York, N. Y... Nov. 27, 1915. Editor of the Herald, New Britain, Conn. Dear Sir: I have noted a clipping from your issue dated November 17, 1915 relative to the Old Home Week celebration at Waterbury, in which the dedication of the new City hall at that place is mentioned, and have noticed near the end of the article that the cost of the building is men tioned as $1,000,000.00 exclusive of site and furnishings. Inasmuch as reference is made to the cost- of the building, I assume that you would wish to have correct information in regard to this item and I therefore write to state that the entire cost of the building complete, including all furnishings, furniture, etc., also ar chitect's and engineers' fees, is ap proximately $723,000.00. The only cost that is not included in the above figure is that of the site. With this information in hand you may wish to have the figure mentioned in the article of November 17th corrected to correspond with the exact cost. This very low record of cost is a matter of pride to me, as I have no doubt it is to the commissioners, as indi cating efficient management of the funds entrusted to us. I remain, Yours very truly, CASS GILBERT, Architect, WHAT OTHERS SAY Views on all sides of timely questions as discussed in ex changes that come to the Herald Office. Boys Here and There. (Boston Globe.) In America we are training in our public schools an army of boys; training them to enter the marts of trade, the industrial life of a busy na tion training them to take up the serious part of life where their fa thers shall leave off. Sometimes we contemplate with sadness what this transition means. It seems cruel even in peace. In France today 400,000 boys, still in their 'teens, boys almost too young to think of serious things, boys whose lives ought yet to be lived, are to be called upon to pay the dreadful price of war. They carry a new spirit in to the carnage; they carry away with them also the hope of a suffering na tion, which must rely upon the new generation to build up when the de struction is ended. The same sad chapter comes in the war story of every nation. Always the age limit descends rapidly. Al ways war comes down to the youth of the nations. The number of northern men in our own civil war are given at 2,77 8,000 which is somewhat deceiving, because this total included many re-enlistments. Some men were counted more than once. But of this total 2,150,000 were 21 years old or young er; of that number 1,150,000 were 18 years old or younger, and of these 660,000 were 16 or younger. We have no figures for the southern army, but the age ran even lower and the proportion of young men who gave up their lives was larger, so that after the war the South faced reconstruc tion far more helpless. And modern machine-fought war fare consumes much faster than the warfare of former centuries. The fresh supply of boys in Europe will not last forever. Do We Want a Tariff Commission? (Collier's Weekly.) The present argument for scientific administration-of tariff laws is based on sound logic; it should be based also on clear thinking. The most ob vious general purpose of a scientific tariff policy is to preserve a balance of advantage for one's own country by shifting import taxes as conditions change. It should be noted that this method meets only part of the prob lem. A manufacturer is not helped much if foreign control of raw-material prices outweighs his protection. Germany has aided her .manufactur ers by careful attention to just this factor, and probably any tariff com- ( mission we may have must, sooner or later, take hold of the question of ex port duties. This means an amend ment to the Federal Constitution. Import and export duties are only two methods of affecting the prices of manufactured articles. Ocean and railway freights are also of great im portance, and an effective commis sion would have to work in close harmony with an Interstate Com merce Commission of enlarged pow ers and with a great statistical bu reau devoted to gathering current trade facts. This sounds like a large order, but it is only a brief list of the essential implements. The important changes would be in the centraliza tion of our Government and in the much . closer working relations be tween government and business. The success of Germany's tariff machinery has been largely due to teamwork be tween the great commercial associa tions and Government officials. It is impossible for any one to become an industrial multimillionaire in modern Germany without becoming the Kais er's friend. Scientific tariff is not an abstraction, but the practical em ployment in everyday affairs of the nation's power for the nation's econ omic gain. R has its shoddy side in class intrigue and selfishness, but the method will be more and more used in the trade rivalries of the next few years. Honesty In Advertising- (Waterbury Democrat.) The federal trade commission has decided that dishonest advertising is "unfair competition" and in violation of the Sherman law. It will therefore investigate complaints of such adver tising that are formerly laid before it. It has taken this attitude as a result of pleas made by the Associated Ad vertising Clubs of the World, which are laboring to abolish all "crooked advertising" in the interest of fair play in business. Herbert S. Houston president of the Advertising clubs, in putting the case before the trade commission, explained that dishonest advertising is one of the worst forms of unfair competition, because it pen alizes the honest business man for the benefit of an unscrupulous competi tor. There are "honest advertising laws" in thirty-two states, but often the advertiser is a resident of one state and the advertisement is pub lished in another, so that the offense is an interstate matter and cannot be reached by state law. It is therefore unnecessary for the federal govern ment to act, if the honest advertisers are to have adequate protection. The interest of the public in the matter is, if possible, more vital even than that of the square business man. Mr. Hou ston says he has the authority of the post-office department for the state ment that in the past four years $60, 000,000 a year has been filched from the American people by fake invest ment concerns alone. The editor of a farm paper published in Des Moines declared that 5,000 cases of false ad vertising con Id be placed before the commission within thirty days. Let it not be imagined, however, that ad vertising in general is "crooked." The fact that the government is assuming this new duty at the request of the country's advertising men themselves proves the keen desire of the profes sion for absolute honesty, and shows that the dishonest ad is the exception and honest ad the rule. It is, in fact, an admirable tribute to the cleanness Topographical Items With War Interest Washington, D. C, Dec. 1. "Roy mania, continually in the public eye as a possible factor in the world-war, whose resources both in men and ma terials give this little nation a mili tary importance out of proportion to its size and fame, is described in a study, "Rumania, the Pivotal State," preparded by James Howard Gore for the National Geographic Society. The bulletin describing the strength and organization of Roumania reads as follows: "The Roumanian lands composed of the two principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia first found freedom from the Turk in the treaty of Paris, signed in 1856. They were united in government almost from the start; and, under the rule of their second Prince, Charles of Hohenzollern, a viguous spirit of nationalism was in stilled into all classes, and, after the defeat of the Turks at Plevna by their soldiers, the little principality was recognized as a kingdom. The pres ent king is a nephew of Prince Char les, and he rules over a land of 53, 489 square miles, or one slicrhtly great er than England and Wales and only a little less than Massachusetts and New York combined. Within this territory there' were, according to the last census, 7,508,000 inhabitants, giv ing a density of population slightly greater than that of Maryland. "The fields of Roumania are very fertile, and manj' conmiorors have quarreled over the division of its soil. Its system of land ownership is complicated, but, in general, It may be said that out of 38.000.000 acres I of arable land the small farmers have a little more than one-third, while the large proprietors have 13,000,000 and the State 6,000,000. The lands owned by the State, known as Crown domains and consisting of 12 es tates, exercise great Influence as model establishments. In all de partments, conservation of natural re sources is taught by precept and ex ample, and forestrv which was a hob by of the late king, found a quick response from the neasants who af fectionately called the oak their brother the elm their cousin. Lum ber, in various forms, ranks fourth in the list of Roumania's exports. "Progress has been steady and ra pid in Roumania, and one may find villages of peasant farmers that can not be surpassed for comfort- It is essentially an agricultural state, and the rich soil insures a good return for the peasants labor. It is said that there are estates which, although long under cultivation without a sin gle manuring, continue t6 yield twenty-five bushels of wheat while other tracts more scientifically handled, produce as much as thirty-six bushels to the acre. It is because of this fer tility that the Danubian states rank with Russia, Argentina, and the United States as the chief wheat growing countries on the globe. "Crop failures occasion general dis tress, as 86 per cent of the popula tion depend upon agriculture; and Roumania will continue to be sub ject to economic depressions as long as she remains exclusively dependent upon the wealth of her harvests. In dian corn is one of the staples of her peasants' tables. and squareness of American business. We have traveled far from the an cient rule of "Let the buyer beware." The motto now is, "Let the seller be ware" And the seller himself, even if he is not inclined as the great majority of our business men are to day to tell the truth and charge honest prices from a sense of moral obligation, has learned that there is ro business policy so profitable in the long run as honest advertising. "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" ANEW. Doctoring Up the Famous Old Play to Suit Southerners. (New York Telegraph.) To attempt a revision of the whole acting play of "Uncle Tom's would be to undertake too lengthy a task. Besides, it would be quite unneces sary. A sample of setting and dia logue will serve to show the head of my stock company how and in what spirit the revision should be made when the play is to be given south of Mason and Dixon's line. As that sample, let us revise a little scene between Uncle Tom and Simon Le gree. It is guaranteed not to offend the most sensitive Southern audience. Scene Guest room in the big house on Simon Legree's plantation. Time: Evening. Room is luxuriously fur nished with easy chairs, couches, di vans, &c Windows at back let in the soft night breezes and the notes of a nightingale. Lighted lamp on cen ter table, at which sits Uncle Tom in dinner jacket reading in book of hymns. Enter Simon Legree. He pauses in the doorway and regards Uncle Tom with an expression of great benevolence. Simon What, Tom, my boy! Still up? Tom Yes, Massa Legree. Simon You musn't overtax your strength, my poor fellow. You have had a hard day in the cotton field, and it's almost 9 o'clock. Tom I ain't tired. Massa Legree. I was Jus' a-slttln' here plckln' out my evenln' hymn. Yo ain't got no ob jections, has you, Massa Legree? Simon Objections? No, indeed, Tom. In fact, Ive been thinking of getting you a phonograph something that you could take out into the cot ton field, and that would sing hymns to you while you worked. But, speaking of beds, Tom, how is this bed of yours? Till you came this room hadn't been used since the Gov ernor of Mississippi paid a visit to me. Is the bed comfortable? Tom Oh, yes, Massa. Simon Pillows all right? Tom God bless yo,' Massa; yes. Simon Mattress ride easy? Tom Glory, yes, Massa Legree; jes' like a chariot of the Lord. (En ter a pair of June bugs which bu-iz "The Roumanian farmer , is quite superstitious, and, in his agricultural endeavor, makes use of a number of signs in which not only the moon, but all nature, takes part. Thus, when the sparrows flutter about, chirrup ing; when the cattle show nervous restlessness and the forest gives forth unusual sounds; when the cock crows all day long, the duckg thresh the ground with their wings, and the frogs croak incessantly when the mist rises, the sun sets in a cloud, and your ears itch, there surely will be rain. When on the other hand, the sparrows take a bath In the dust, when the storks stand quietly in the field, the lambs gambol gaily, and the cat, after washing her face, looks at the door, there will be fine weath er. But when the sparrows are hur rying about looking for shelter; when the lark dashes against the windows; when the cattle bellow, looking up in to the air, and the pig goes about with a straw in his snout, then a storm is threatening. "The Roumanian is not a trades man. Still he is an industrialist In his own way, and almost everything about the house Is his own handiwork. The great industrialist in the peasostV home is the housewife. She takes a hand at everything except loading the hav. She takes the "hemp and the flax from the seed to the finished garment and deems herself fortunate if the husband plows for her the ground. Spinning and weaving are done by the women and the clothing worn bv the family are tangible evi dences of the housewife s taste ana industry. To wear store-made clothes until recent times, was a token of condolence or awkwardness- AH young men between the ages of 19 and 21 unless physically incapacitated receive at home or in the schools pre liminary military training. At twen ty-one, the active service with the army begins with two years drill In the infantry, followed by three years In the other arms of the service- The army is the country's pride, and the roster of the standing army calls for two hundred and ninety thousand men, armed with Mannllclier rifles In war time, this .number could be largely increased. The Roumanian navy consists of a protected cruiser, a few patrol boats, and some torpedo . boats. "Roumania's one hundred and twenty senators are elected' for eight years and receive, while in session, four dollars a day. Eligibility con sists in being more than forty years of age and of having an annual in come of at least $1,800. Her 183 members of her chamber of deputies are elected for four years. "Salt deposits in Roumania cover an enormous area and have a thickness varying from six to eight hundred feet. There are, -also, vast oil fields in the land exporting a product amounts to nearly $8,000,000 a year. The annual grain export amounts to near ly $200,000,000. Roumania's natural trade route is the Danube, and this is supplemented by 2,3 33 miles of rail road, of which the government owns 2,100 miles. Elementary education is free and compulsory, and an Illiterate peasantry Is slowly being taught to read and write." abominably about the lighted lamp.) Simon Ugh! Get out, you pests! There! I knew there was something else needed here, Tom. You need some mosquito netting around your bed, my boy. I'll have it put up to morrow. Or tonight, if you think you'll sleep more comfortably. To morrow will do? Oh, very well. Now, my boy, off with that dinner rig and into your silk pajams. Hurry to bed and I'll tuck you in and put out the light. (Uncle Tom drops his head on the table and starts sobbing) What, Tom! Crying? What ails you, poor fellow? Aren't you happy here? Tom Oh, yes, Massa Legree. I'se very happy. Yo's so kind to old Uncle Tom that he can't find words for to thank you. Dere's only one thing just one Massa Legree, I wishes I could get you to do. It al't much, but, oh, Massa Legree, if I could only Simon Name it, Tom, name it. What is it (Playfully patting his head) A pianola or an automobile? Say the word. To, and Tom No, Massa Legree. No, It ain't either of them. It's oh, Mas sa Legree, I Simon Go on, Tom; out with it, old fellow. Tom Well, it's just this, Massa Le gree. I want you to sit here ovenln's an' sing hymns with me, jus' like 111 Miss Eva used to do. (Simon Legree wipes away tears. Shivery music.) Simon Do you mean it, Tom, my boy Tom Mean it, Massa Legree. I mean it with my whole soul. Simon I haven't much of a voice, Tom. Tom That don't make no differ ence, Massa Legree. De good folks in heaven aln' askln' what kind of a voice you has. Will you do it, Massa Legree ? Simon Yes, Tom, my boy. There's my hand on it. (Tom graps his hand and kisses it.) Tom And and thall we begin to-night? Now? Massa Legree? Simon Yes, Tom, if you like. You pick out some good hymns in the book here, and I'll go down and fetch two bottles of grape Juice and some sandwiches. (Exit Simon Le gree.) Tom Praiser Lord! Pralser Lord! (Curtain down 30 seconds.) Curtain rises again, showing Uncle Tom and Simon Legree in center of spotlight circle, singing, "Every Day'll Be Sunday, By and By " (Use All Exits.) (New Haven Journal-Courier.) The Tlnoator. A well known amusement caterer gives this explanatios of the moral depths to which It appears the thea ter has dropped: "The principal trouble with the theater today and MCMILLAN'S v NEW BRITAIN'S BUSIEST BIG STORE "ALWAYS RELIABLE" warm infer Coals J lor At One-Third to One-Half Less Than Regular Price Thai's Just What This . Sale Means and this is how it happened: A Broadway New York Manufacturer going out of business offered us his entire stock on hand at such a price sacrifice that we thought ft our duty to take his stock so that we could help mothers of New Britain to save some thing on that warm, cosy win ter coat their daughter must have very soon. This sale means: $ 3.98 COATS for $1.98 $ 4.98 COATS for ... . $2.98 $ 5.98 COATS for ... .$3.98 $ 6.98 COATS for ....$4.98 $ 7.98 COATS for ... . $5.98 $10.00 COATS for ... . $7.98 Sizes for the tots 2 to rti years and for the bigger girls 6 to 14 years sizes. Come to this sale expecting Bargains and you'll not go away disappointed. D, iao-sni.so:i iai.v sfi;rirr especially the drama, is not the mp vies- or commercialism, or any oneof r a dozen nther t-ouunna v. I - v i. - . T Jl 1 V. 1 1 llllJlfc be given, but it is with the public. The public will not patronize tha best. It does not pay to be decent. I know what I am talking about. sThe only producers getting rich today' are those who trade in Indecency, and the public is to blame for it " This is a serious indictment to draw against the theater and might be treated lightly. If drawn by some penny-a-liner. But It is an amusement caterer that brings the charge. Well, i even so, we suspect that Mr- Brady nad wew lork in mind and not the country at large. The city of NeW Haven is a fairly active theatrlcaf center. We not only have many new plays tried out here, a large number of theaters daily catering to the uoti.- ulatlon but we have a stock companyJ vvc snouid not say from a more or less close observation of these enter prises that those which skate on th 4 margin of Indecency are the best patronized. It is nlinost a rule that wholesome plays, which turn on n, moral theme, and are well writteiWnd well acted ard the plays that draw' tho largest crowds in this city. It is quite conceivable that in New York, where the neighborly influences ar 2 almost wholly lacking, and where so cial life is vanity Itself an Indictment such as Mr. Brady ha drawn could be easily justified. It is too early to speak of what the movie is doing to the drama or towp clety itself. The moving pfcturefc dustry has been developed to a high degree of prefectlon. The community is full of movie fans, and, by having introduced into their lives a new source of entertainment for which they are but lightly taxed, are contrib uting to a new and as yet unseen po clal order. Logically they oughtrto Ltlmulatc a taste for the drama and make life prosperous for the self-respecting theatrical manager and play wright. Time will tell. How to Get Rich Quicker. (Capper Weekly.) t Live up to your engagement. Kn.m rn nnpv hcfnra vnn itmni! If Never play at anv era me of cftaAce Drink no kind of intoxicalin,' liquor. Good character is above all things else. Keep your own secrets, If you have any- Never borrow if you can possibly avoid It. ' Always speak the truth. Make few Keep good company or none'Jevtri he irilo Do not marry until you are able to support a wife. Keep yourself Innocent If you would be happy. Ever live (misfortunte excepted), within vniii. InonmA K When you speak to a personw-" him in the face. W. 300 Cita HILLAN Make no haste to be rich if you would prosper. Save when you are youns to tpend when you are old.