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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1915.
'RirALi: HERALD PTJBJLiSHiNQ COMFANT, Proprietors. Sunday excepted) at 4:15 p. m. fl. Building;. , IT Church St ii H Post Office at New Britain carriers to any part of the city s e Week. 85 Cents a Month, for paper to be sent by mall Je in advance, 60 Cents a ftuutu, i.uv a year. ofltable advertising medium In Circulation books and press always ; open to advertisers. will pe round on sale at Hota- Stand. 4 2nA Sf anA Rrond. W York CJtv? TtnarA WalV. p City and ' Hartford depot. ELEPHONEJ CALLS. Bee i . ; . . . i . . poms -. . tt , .28 .92 (WORK OP TRAITORS. ffering, the American peo- joice to know that after a depredations committed neutrality laws of the tates government, indict- der the anti-trust law for to cripple the foreign com- Ithe United States have been againA Frank Buchanan, tative in Congress from the Illinois District; ex-Represen- Robert, Fowler, of Illinois; Monett, ex-Attorney-Gener- o; Franz von Rintelen, a fls- of the German government; Lmar, a notorious character. 'The.; WpJf ? of Wall Street," members of what is known r s National Peace Council, Schultels, Henry B. Martin, lib C. Tavlor. The men are if seeking to buy strikes and Ings to hinder the transporta- hunitions abroad. They are ised of having sought to bribe licials to effect their aims. host remarkable thing about le affair is the connection as been established between feman Buchanan and the en- c violators of our laws. It In scarcely two weeks ago luchanan created a sensation Iducing in the House pf Rep- lives articles impeaching H . Ii Marshall, United States At Ifor the first District of New IHe charged Marshall with ne- his offices. It is strange too man like ex-Congressman Fow- luld be connected with the af- even Monett former Attorney of Ohio. These men are fed naturally to have the inter- the United States solely at On the face of things it looks hey have been traitors to their Benedict Arnold , in his days never had anything on who would wreck his own na- r the benefit of another. That lis truth in the charges made It these peace propagandists is by the fact that the Bureau Jestigation of the Department of has been working diligently case, and that the indictments ifound on evidence collected by rency. ire can be no doubt that certain in this country have banded reives together for the purpose ispiring against the very nation should uphold. There has been fceful but almost futile attempt to ly the munitions industry in country, an industry that is .in way legal. And the men who i done this have done it for no reason than for money. Money the root of the whole evil. They prostituted their talents and patriotism, they hae played fcrites to their fellow countrymen, have betrayed American labor, rican politics, American citizen- They should be punished to full penalty of the law which, in instance, is not even commensu with the crime. Life imprison- t -is too good for a traitor, death jo merciful. " A RECKLESS PRESS, s a parting shot to America and ga American Captain Boy-Ed, the ntly detached naval attache'. hingly denounced the American spapers and predicted that for its protection the United States rernment, sometime in the future, uld be called upon to muzzle the pss. i ' He said: "We Germans do It understand what you call your ee press.' Our laws allow the full- personal liberty consistent with b welfare of the state. But we do t permit the diplomatic represen- Jtivea of friendly governments to be suited ad libitum or our govern- ent to be embarrassed in its deal 'gs with other nations, nor men's putations to be . wantonly sacrificed k the wild and reckless utterances an irresponsible press like the rovidence Journal. And I venture predict that in sheer self defense iou will be forced to take like easures, notwithstanding the danger- us power of your press". There is much ' truth in what the aptain says. Freedom of the pres3 ms been ?. traditional with America. ewspapers here since time immem- orable have printed Just what they felt ' like, have attacked Presidents, Congressmen or whoever fell within their path. But the one saving grace has been this.. They never went after anyone until that particular per son did something contrary to the, law and practices of a democratic government. And the newspapers are always careful how the attack is made, for ever over them hangs the law of libel. The Captain complains that he was framed by the Providence paper, that a lot of lies were printed about him. His very going out of this country proves there must have been some truth in the broad assertions made by the paper he attacks. And, if there was no truth there, how will he answer, if he does answer, the following wireless dispatch which the paper in question sent him last night: "Your farewell statement to the American people in so far a it re lates to the Providence Journal, is a wilful and deliberate false hood., Has the Providence Jour nal created a hysterical suspicion concerning the destruction of Ameri can factories, the murder of Ameri can workmen, or the daily plots against the peace and rafety of this government and its citizens, almost all of which acts have been fathered tmd financed from your own office? Lvery word of what the Journal has published with regard to your; per sonal connection with these, plots has been 'true and nobody knows it bet ter than yourself." The message reverts to its charges that Captain Boy-Ed wrote the warn ing to American citizens not to take passage on the Lusitania; to attempts it asserts he made to embroil the United States with Great Britain with raise affidavits regarding shipments of supplies to naval vessels and to the so-called "Huerta plot." The news paper declares also that an attempt was made to "bribe it into silence." by "the offer of a large sum of money for the formation of a press bureau." The message ends with this declara tion. "You know well the reason why the United States government refused to permit you to remain any longer in this country. These reasons were not "rased on hysterical rumors' printed by the Providence Journal.. Your attempt this morning to make the American people believe such a rid iculous falsehood is your farewell in sult to a government and a press that have treated you with unexampl ed patience in the faqe of evidence which, had it not been for the pro tection given you by your official standing, would have long ago placed you behind prison bars." Strong language that, and a news paper must be pretty sure of its ground before it can so blatantly defy a man backed by a government so strong as Germany. Either Captain Boy-Ed is right, or the Providence Journal is right. Which? While the press of this country enjoys the free dom of writing without being cen sored it is not exempt from being haled into court upon the publica tion of a malicious falsehood. Cap tain Boy-Ed, and his associates have that recourse. When a diplomatic representative of a friendly govern ment goes so far as to violate all the hospitality extended to him he can expect to be insulted by the press of this country, if that is the way he figures it. And, for that reason, it may be a very good thing that the newspapers are free to speak openly on questions which diplomats cannot very well handle. were too much even for his vigorous, robust frame. To add to his depressed spirit, Harvard easily won its annual combat with the Blue. Harvard had a tuipcr-elcven, everyone admitted. It is probable that the defeat in the Cambridge stadium weighed on his mind and when the Grim Spectre j charged his line, a weakened body was unable to withstand the attack. "Tom" Shevlhi is dead. There is woe in every Yale heart. Years will pass, football games will be won and i lost, coaches will come and go but every Yale man will always think ten derly of big, self-sacrificing, do-or-die J "Tom" Shevlin. . His spirit will live ' forever. FACTS AND FANCIES. The Bank of France now holds $1, 000,000,000 in gold. That would be a fine prize for the Germans if they could get at it. Buffalo Courier. Slides at Panama; drives at Suez; the Erie Barge Canal is lucky to g-St away with nothing worse than a $27. 000.000 bond issue. Binghamton Press. It is high time that the bench should learn that neither tne army nor j the navy is a penal institution and should cease ordering minor offend ers to enlist. Philadelphia Ledger. MCMILLAN'S NEW BRITAIN'S BUSIEST BIO STORE "ALWAYS RELIABLE" The 'Bulgarian attack on the Amer ican Red Cross at Monastir was di rected ' with the intention of seizing supplies of .flour. So there's one as- 1 sault that a member of the Germanic ' alliance can., expjain. Boston Journal. There has been much academic talk about the need of a "budget system," but it is considerably -more important to determine the' contents of the na tional budget with wisdom than to shape its form "scientifically" or otherwise. New- York Journal of Commerce. "Villa made a mistake in not being on the winning side. If he had been a winner, he would have been recog nised and it would have been Carran za who would have been preparing to seek asylum in the United States. While Villa was winning, he was coiirted and came near being recog nized. Now he is a fugitive. Wa tertown Times. Anybody that doesn't expect a de luge of imports after the war isn't seeing very straight when he looks at things of the present, and isn't think ing every straight when he considers what they mean for the future. If we neglect industrial preparedness in this manner (by adequate protection) as some of the powers of Europe ne glected military preparedness we shall be very sure to find, as those nations of Europe going to war found, that providing against the enemy only after he wan struck is, from their point of view, not providing at all. New York Press. 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Yale's "miracle man," beloved by every son of Eli, ended his earthly existence this morning, a victim of pneumonia. Yale is enshrouded in mourning and Yale hearts are saddened. Well they might be. "Tom1, Shevlin was of that type which colleges wish the world to consider as representative of the col lege man. He was a credit to the New Haven institution, a credit to the college, world at large. Shevlin was a martyr to what he considered his duty. Not many weeks ago a battered and bruised Yale foot ball team was making desperate ef forts to rehabilitate itself for the fast approaching battle with Princeton. Leaden skies overhung the Bowl. The aspect was dark. Day after day Yale's football warriors worked and . per spired in an effort to get into shape for the invaders from New Jersey. Suddenly there was a rift in the clouds. A ray of sunshine shot through. "Tom" Shevlin was hurying from the west. As if by magic the situation changed. The prospect brightened. Enthusiasm reigned. The "miracles man" was on deck. , Within, a com paratively short time, the tide turned. The Yale machine' worked without a hitch. The Tigers came from their Jersey jungle, proud and confident. The sun set that day and they re turned with their banners trailing in the dust. Yale had won. "Tom" Shev lin had worked another "miracle." His name was in every mouth. He was the hero of the day and well earned were his praises. History had repeated itself and 1915 was another 1910. But at what a cost! During the brief period he had charge of the foot ball squad he undermined his health. Worry and constant attention to duty Washington, D. C, Dec. 29 With a mood for every fancy and a charac ter for every need, France, at the be ginning of the war, was the favored land of travelers; for there was not only a revelers' Paris, but a social and learned Paris, a tourists' France, an artists' France, a France of eter nal springtime, while the automo bilists' paradise lay enclosed within the French boundaries. The physical beauties of the country, and the rich ness and variety of the charms that it has to offer are told by Arthur Stanley Riggs in a bulletin just is sued by the National Geographic so ciety. The bulletin reads: "It, might fairly be said that the general impression France, as a whole, leaves upon the beholder is green. Perpetually moist of climate except in the south endowed with heavy and continuous rainfalls, and having a temperature which is as tonishingly even, year in and out, the country is like an enormous hot house. The result is a study In greens of every conceivable and inconceiv able shade. Vendure and foliage range from greens that are gray or black to greens that are hardly more than yellow. From the hardy pastures high upon the sides of the towering Pelvoux range, thousands of feet above the sea, to tire cactus and agaves and olives that grow at the water's edge, the verdant nuances are a revelation in rural coloring. "But France is not all green, either. That is only the background, the filler, as it were, for a warm-toned picture full of highlights, touched with the gold of grain, the ruddy tiles of ancient roofs, the fiery spat ter of poppies, the tawny flood of a river or the steely thread of a brook; and on the glistening south ern shore, with cliffs as red as any soil New Jersey boasts, water like melted panr-hires. villas covered with majolica tiles that make the beholder rub his eyes and wonder if he is dreaming the amazing inebrieties of stylo and color that strive to but can not shatter the harmony of creation. "Almost every one of the older di visions of the country has some fea ture distinctly its own that fixes it indelibly in mind. Brittany is always the "Land of Pardons," a bleak, wind-swept peninsula full of silent, undemonstrative folk who live by the harvest of the sea. Dauphine, whose Alpine sierras raw the horizon with the snowy teeth, burns with glorious sunsets that fire its savage grandeur; Furgundy, of the wine; Champagne of the 'liquid sunshine'; Auvergne. of the dead volcr-ces. Hke giant bee hives, ard Touralne. that was and still if; the playground of France, are all characteristic and easily remember ed. "Not less so is Normandy, with its shimmering streams and its wide spread orchards of cider apples acres and clouds of pink and white and green in the tender spring the air quick with the thin, sweet, sub tile fragrance. And spring is not only 'apple-blossom time in Norman dy.' By every farm, about the rail road stations along the roads, and in private estates bristly hedges of scented haws vie with the purple and the white clusters of great chest nuts, the long festoons of the tower ing acacias, and other flowers innum erable. "The real Brittany is an open, wind-threshed, compelling country of gray and green, a hardy province able to withstand the buffeting of the sea and its gales, inhabited by a race who fear only God and the sea, but man not at all. They live In and by the sea and the sea by them. Their clouds of blue nets hang high in the ', sun from gleaming brown mast and j yard in the harbor of Douarnenez, I in the nave of many a little country church throughout Brittany the Sea has her symbol a waiting catafalque. "Poitou is a comely province, of soft and delicate coloring, tender azure skies, unhurried streams 'that moving, seem asleep.' The wholue rich and fertile region is a tone-harmony, full of subtile sades of col or. Among the furrows great oxen toil with bent heads and patient eyes the 'beefs' the peasant often values more than his easily replaced wife. They plow; they reap; they haul heavy burdens along the endless white roads They even brighten up the un utterable dinginess of railway yards, as they pad softly back and forth, shunting freight cars. "Languedoc, the land of oc, with its green canals and turbid rive Tarn, is a lovel5r district, where geography has influenced both people and arch itecture, from Roman times to the present day; a land of great cities and vast wild expanses, of wierdness and goblin fascination. Toulouse, tho greatest city of the Midi and the em bodiment of its history, i3 a living testimony to geographical influence. Palaces, houses, donjon library, and churqhes are built solididly of brick "It is difficult to say what is the most beautiful section of France. The most vivid and ravishing is the Cote d'Azur, that 'Blue Side we call tho Riviera. All the way from Marseille to VintimlgHa, at the Italian frontier, it is an endless floral paradise. Geo graphically it is a narrow littoral, protected from the fierce north winds by considerable hills behind, and con sequently a forcing house for every flower that blows. The rugged coast ranees from tne flat sands of Cannes to the iron cliffs at the border, and the colors from one end of the spec trum to the other. It is a blue-shore -aye, and an emerald, and rod, and black, and brown, and gray." 8 si THE SAYIN OF GS BANK NEW BRITAIN 61 178 Main Street Established 1862 Surplus $330,985 S8 A ssets ,000,675 The attention of the public is called to this MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK A BANK OF AND FOR THE DEPOSITORS Deposits of one dollar or more may be made weekly, or monthly, or at such times as the depositor may choose, without, however, the requirement of any reg ularity, and such rate of INTEREST, which at this bank never has been less than 4, as allowed by law, WILL BE PAID ON THESE DEPOSITS every January and July, beginning with the first of each month. ' , If after having deposited your savings through some change of circumstances you find you need all or any part of what you have deposited, you can, subject to the by-laws of this bank withdraw it at any time and will not be forced to wait un til some prearranged date before you can obtain your funds. This bank urges upon every one the importance of the cultivation of a habit of thrift by the regular saving of a part of his or her income, and freely offers the services of this institution as a place of deposit for these savings, where, subject to the conditio... stated, YOU WILL RECEIVE INTEREST UPON YOUR DE POSITS AND RETAIN CONTROL OF THEM FOR YOUR USE AT ANY TIME. Start a savings account at this bank now, and having started one, keep adding to it every month, and above all things do not draw upon your savings except un der the most urgent necessity! A growing savings account is the surest comforter one can have! WHY DEPOSIT IN A CHRISTMAS CLUB AND RECEIVE NO INTER EST WHEN YOU CAN. DEPOSIT IN THIS BANK AND RECEIVE 4 IN TEREST ON YOUR DEPOSITS ? MAKE YOUR MONEY EARN SOMETHING rOR YOU Checks, money orders and cash accepted for deposit. DEPOSIT IN THE BANK PICTURED ABOViL ! For the Gov's. Consideration. (Bridgeport Farmer.) Governor Holcomb is a responsible n.an. He stands far above the mob of "boys" who constitute the Repub lican machine, and who spend their waking hours thinking out a way to get rid of him. It is no secret that among those whom he addressed, Thursday night, were two men with an itch to fill his fchoes, who were wondering why age KiTould linger so long upon the stage. That Governor Holcomb should have addressed to his embryo suc cessors a speech which may be re garded as closing his political future, is a remarkable example of the extent to which the habit of partisan think ing can control political utterances. When the governor of a state says that "the American flag is the laugh ing stock of every nation," he out rages propriety, and says what is un true. The flag that is supported by a hundred million people, inhabiting the richest soil in the world, and em ploying the greatest wealth ever as sembled on the planet, is not the laughing stock of any nation. This nation is courted by every na tion in the world. Its good opinion is sought. Its enmity is avoided. The Allies come her for goods and loans. Germany abandons her sub marine warfare at our request. Aus tria is about to do the same. Never in history has this nation been more potent, more respected and more fear ed in the world than now. Never will a nation have been more loved than this, when the strife is over. Governor Holcomb says that our Mexican policy is ridiculous. To whom is it ridiculous? To none, except those whose itch for office exceeds their patriotism. To none except those persons who with scant patrio tism withdrawn their money from the United States, to em ply it in the sweating of the peon labor of Mexico. Let Governor Holcomb's meaning be reduced to plain language. What, then, does he say Why does he conceive the flag to be the laughing: stock of every nation? There is but one answer. This country is not participating in the war, that is why the flag is ridieulous to Governor Holcomb. And what is ridiculous about the 1-resident's Mexican policy? That the United States is not fight ing and killing Mexicans? What else does he mean, what else can he mean, but war, war in Europe and war in Mexico? For Governor Holcomb clinches his oiatribe against his country and his country's government and his coun try's flog, with the final insult: "That the only animal that does nob pro tect its young is tho sheep." That this was true "before the United 1 J Stales was tern." He toyg in afiect, "Sheep and the united States are the only animals that do lot protect their young. What protection is Europe giving to its young, when it- hurls them in their st-ong youth by the millions, against machine made death? What protection would United States be giving to its young if i madly and unnor-warily engaged I two wrs, hurling th youth of Amerf cx to the Bamc slaugnter? Governor Holcomb ought to IcnoV that the looting of tho New Haver brought incidental death to more ol his cour.iryir.en thn ha been brought! to Americans in Mexico as incident If anything in America disgracot the American flag, it is that states men who have been able to contro and discipline railroad corporation in their ovn utattK, should out of J eheer madness of partisan fever, seel to overthrow the nice balance which the United Ftales remains a peace, the most fortunate, and thJ most humane country cn the globe A IIoj? Item. (Atchison Globe.) 4 The Chinese claim that they brU and domesticated hogs 4,000 year before the Christian era, but In that time the manners of the hof have not improved much. -