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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, ,WEDNESDAYDECEMBb"K"l, "rare
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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.
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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.

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