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131 J if AM HERALD fUBLiISKINQ COMPANT. proprietors. Jinday excepted at 4:15 p. m. Building. 67 Churcn st. Post Office at New Britain hd Claw Mail Matter. r paper to be sent by maU n advance. 60 Centa a nth. 7 00 a year. K1a .4At1alM Wrt1llYn 111 I ICLUICI f.U V3 11 Circulation booka and preaa ayB open to aavernoi. stand, 42nd St. and Broad- York City; Boara wa its and Hartford oepox. LBPHONE CALLS. . 82S .921 UK POLICE. 3 calendar year 1915 now i close, the police depart v Britain was kept unus wWith tnree murder cases ad a period of strikes to the men of the force con lselves well, looked after terests of the community ious fashion and rounded of hard work with colors e Herald today publishes f what the police depart plished from the first day to the last day of Novem ual reading of that report n insight into the many jade upon the men who Hue. e best ways tq Judge a po- hent is to study what has Too often people are unjust. It is an old time w the policeman is asleep It, of how he visits the of how he makes love to girl. All this, however, jvllle end of it. The stage is rarely, if ever, a reality. ter is somewhat overdrawn. e have been some things police force of this city entire population may not little " discrepencies, the whole has been satisfac- h in a nut-shell, few tkmgs fen by the police." During months in question they almost fifteen hundred ar- Jhen it is remembered that mt forty-seven members of md , that the city must be ight and day this in itself lpllshment. As an inter- lure of these arrests the pa- iriven approximately two liles. gs considered then, Chief and his men deserve the lgratulations of the entire im the business men whose have protected from burg- n the owners or residences les they have guarded; from brians whose way they made om all, men, women, boys they deserve commendation. will thank the police ex- who fell into their clutches. lid then, with all law abiding (fishes them the best greet- ie season with the hope that 1916 will be an easier one for that it will show even a bet id than this year when the 111 have been cfosed. UDYARP KIPLING. en of letters have approached century mark carrying with fame of Rudyard Kipling rses have been sung 'round d arid who today celebrates th anniversary of his birth. ats who .thought his name water" died when he was half of Kipling and left verses haps will outlast those from of the study singer of bar m ballads, for Keats was a better poet than Kipling, times has been referred to as maker of rhymes; yet a mas- etre. . True, his "Gunga Din," hny Deever' set a new style- ; yet, th,ey do not soar to the ights. occupied, by other Eng- productions. His "Iteees- has been stamped as the best - -. i.- roducedin the way of poetry. dyard Kipling is young at fifty he lives long enough we may something from him that will down the ages, something that ver die. His many admirers his will happen. They also jiiiusi, oi wnai lie iicis aireauy will live unless future genera ;Ject his style. Curiosity might is work alive. The one point gly overlooked by many is that s prose is just as attractive lightful as his verse, and of the three volumes he has already buted to literature it is safe to the vast majority of his stuff hay attract future readers will laned from his short stories and ; He has yet to write his war so eagerly awaited for by an Lis following. Mayhap in the Ining years of his life, may e many, he will strike the true see the vision that has been 4 even by the poet-laureate of ONE FOR ALL; ALL FOR ONE. Democracy that knows no superior, fraternity that recognizes no inferior, the spirit that brings all men on the same level, that pulls down the monarch to the plane of the common people and elevates the proletariat to the standard of royalty is at once a paradoxical thing and yet a reality. It has been accomplished in this form of government, and now an im petus is being given to it so it will permeate to the twenty-one republics to the South of the United States. There are in Washington today one thousand delegates attending the sec ond Pan-American scientific congress, and these men are being imbued with the spirit that has taken hold of North America, or that part of North Amer ica which is called the United States. These representatives are being urged to work in unison with this country, and they are grasping the idea. From the work already done it is highly probable that the doctrine of America for the Americans will firmly tako root. If it does there is. much good to come of it. By a uniting of men and minds under the banner of Pan Americanism many of the terrible rev olutions that have occurred the past in such places as Mexico and Hayti and San Domingo will be avert ed. The suggestion made this morn ing by Secretary of State Lansing to all the nations represented will bring this about. He proposes that the twenty-one Latin-American republics join with the United States in a con vention for the arbitration of all boun dary line disputes and for the prohibition of shipments of war muni tions to revolutionists. It is under stood that Secretary Lansing's pro posal has the full approval and sup port of President Wilson. The am bassadors and ministers of the coun tries concerned are forwarding the suggestion to their home governments. If it is adopted there can be no doubt that the way will be paved for a preservation of peace on this hemis phere, for revolutions cannot get far if they are denied bullets and guns. After the example set by Europe the people on the western hemisphere should, take heed. "Peace with honor, and no internal disruptions," makes a good slogan. OUR MARINES. For one reason or another, prob ably because they did police duty upon battleships and thereby incurred the enmity of sailors, the marines were not held in highest regard, they were not considered as good as the jackies. But now that spirit has died away, the old prejudices have been supplanted by a broader sense of respect and Uncle Sam's Marine corps has be" come the pride of the Navy. Ever ready to perform the multifarious du ties that fall to their chosen lot the marines, through a period of one hun dred and forty years, have covered themselves and their country with glory. They have been selected al ways as the first landing force when an expedition was sent ashore to at tack The recent incident at Vera Cruz andi the more recent one r.t Hayti stands in evidence of this and of the wonderful ability of our ma rines. The annual report of ' the Major General Commandant has been issued and sets forth the reasons why certain needs of the Marine Corps should be satisfied at this time- There is nothing radical in the report, no great demands asked of. Uncle Sam: merely that the Marine Corps be al lowed to pursue the even tenor of its way, be given the necessary momen tum to continue its work which it be gan as the first regular force of the Republic and which it has performed with credit up until the present hour. It is recommended by the General Board that the quota of the Marine Corps should be properly twenty per cent, of that of the navy making its authorized strength for the fiscal year 1917 a" trifle more than thirteen thou sand -men. "Anyone who is familiar with the work of the marines will ..,-- , " . - hope and, trust that the Congress of the United' States will look after the wants of this great organization. ;. The Marine Corps; is one 'of the greatest parts of the United States Navy. Its record speaks for itself. Therefore, tt should have no trouble in getting what it wants. ' SELF PRESERVATION. And this is the havoc of it all, that just when the doctors are in need of copious quantities of medicine with which to combat the ravishings of disease the laws of economics put in an appearance and the prices of neces- r sary drugs go up. It is the law of supply and demand. This is the sea son of grip, influenza and pneumonia. The former malady is the most pre valent. In its treatment are required the following medicinal ingredients: Quinine, Sal'ol, Salicylates, and Ace tanelid Quinine has advanced in price four hundred per cent. Salol has taken "a greater rise, reaching the eight hundred per cent, advance mark. while Salicylates and Acetanelid have soared six hundred per cent, above their normal prices. All of which shows that whenever there is an epi demic of sickness there must neces sarily be a panic on the medical mart. The price of drugs is no respector of persons. So to avoid the annoy ance of prohibitive medical bills it were well to take every precaution against catching grip germs, those lit tle demons which lurk around in large crowds, where sneezing, cough ing, rasping, convulsing humanity holds sway. And at night when you go to your trundle cot be sure the windows are open and plenty of good, fresh air visits you. In this way you prevent a weakening of the sys tem which may stand in good stead when the early season of March, the pneumonia period, puts in its appearance. It is then the pneumonia rate is highest for the year. That is the end of the winter when the young and old who have become weakened by the shifting changes of such weather as this fall before the sweeping scythe of the Grim Reaper. It is well then to have a care at this time, to be guarded against grip and its kindred disorders. Get plenty of sleep, avoid crowds and irregular hours and, the doctors aver, there is a chance that we may see another presidential election. Have a care! Also remember the high cost of medicine. New York is now rated as the largest city in the world. Because of a gigantic mistake in estimating the population of London and by reason of losses occasioned by the war the English metropolis must give way to the American city. New Yorks lead:s by about a quarter of a million people. Americans can take pride in that bit of news, for New York has ever striven to be the largest city in the world and we wanted it to be. Eignposts of Progress. (From an Exchange.) The total mechanical power in the United States is estimated at 120, 000,000 horse-power. In Chicago there is an electric pie making machine with which six girls can turn out 23,000 pies a day. The tonnage of the Sault Ste. Marie canal last year was 79,718,344, more than three times greater than that of Suez. According to the latest estimates, there are more than 1,7 3 5.00 0 auto mobiles in the United States and about 500,000 in Europe. The production of cheese by the United States has grown, until it now exceeds 320,000,000 pounds a year, Wisconsin making nearly one-half of it. The citizens of Cleveland, Ohio, are supplied with electricity at the rate of 3 cents a kilowatt hour since the new municipal plant has been in stalled. An arrangement for killing insects by electricity is described in the Sun day school Advocate. The machine destroys not only grasshoppers and other insects, but also destroys their 'eggs, which are buried in the ground. A co-operative kitchen has been established in Montclair, N. J., In this kitchen residents can have their vegetables and meats cooked and delivered later in a fireless cooker at their doors. Coal is to be mined in Pennsylvan ia, by steam shovels. The method is novel in coal fields, but has long been employed in the Minnesota "open-pit" iron mining operations. The port of New York in 1914 handled 46 per cent, of the entire export trade of the United States, and the total of $1,807,000,000 of for eign trade, export and import, which passed through the port was larger than that of all the other Americaa ports combined. ... Fall Fashions in Interviews. "Very smart Indeed," ,writes Helena Smith Dayton in Cartoons Magazine, "are, the fall fashions in interviews." Mrs, Dayton, who illustrates her "types"- with- clay figurcttes, records an interview .with Mrs. John C. Smugg, anti-suffragist.. "Calling to interview Mrs. Smugg," she says,. "I found nobody home. "As Mrs. Smugg has often declared that 'woman's place is in the home,' it seemed incredible until it dawned upon me that in Mrs. Smugg's case there never vas anybody home. So L proceeded with the interview. " 'Mrs. Smugg, I began, 'what Is your particular objection to the wom en of New York obtaining the ballot, on November second?' " 'Because!' elucidated Mrs. Smugg. "The questions put to Mrs. Smugs:, being the usual ones, will be omitted. Her. answers, however, being so il luminating and so unanswerable, fol low: " 'I don't know! " I refuse to think about it!' " 'It isn't womanly.' " 'Because! . ".'Well, I just don't.' " 'Woman's place is in the home.' . " 'My John says " 'Because!' " 'And now,' concluded Mrs. Smu . ' must ask you to pardon me fdr I must take Fido out for his airing. What, I ask you, would become of Fido if I was off voting all the time " "I looked at Fido. Ah, I decided, Mrs. Smugg's place was indeed with Fido." FACTS AND FANCIES. The pacifists may at least point with pride to the ending of the base ball war Philadelphia Ledger. Now everybody hopes foreign af fairs will be in such shape for a while that the president can attend to domestic relations.Brooklyn Standard Union. It is nearly time that another peace expedition was organized to bring peace to the Ford party before New Year's. Rochester Union. Nazim Bey, who srfys there have been no Armenian atrocities, prob ably would argue that Boston hasn't a ball team Boston Journal. Even the ovation tendered to him in Paris may not console Sir John French. He may consider that his name had something to do with the loyalty of the French people Buf falo Commercial. The dinner guests should be wary and remember that after Harriman had contributed to the cause of Ar mageddon of his day he was denounce ed as an undesirable. Pittsburgh Dispatch. By cable from Christiania comes news of the Ford peace pilgrims and from all accounts the jaunt thus far must have been what in theatrical parlance is called "a scream." It largely suggests Coxey's army afloat. Everywhere they strike it's "keep off the grass." New York Telegram. An understanding of military science is not necessary to qualify a critic of the Dardanelles campaign. It was the most costly of British blun ders of the war and the most dam aging in its influence upon wavering neutrals. When the Sultan declared war Asquith announced that he had signed the death warrant of the Turk ish empire. True. But Germany is the executor of the estate at present. Syracuse Post-Standard. We want in the way of military and naval preparedness what we can get now. Men cannot be obtained by whistling, warships cannot be built by resolutions, guns and ammunition cannot be turned out overnight. The whole business of recruiting in this country needs to be reformed under the control of experienced officers. We are in a better situation now in re gard to this kind of work than ever before, but we cannot accomplish it all with a rush. Much of the blame for our state of unpreparedness rests with congress. It is the duty of the present members of both houses to repair the wrong that has been done. To do that in the quickest and best way possible will be to accept the measures of defense proposed bv th War and Navy Departments. New xoric Times. We can merely record our impres sion" at this time concerning the sig nificance of the current Roosevelt talk. One must assume the bank ruptcy of the Republican party in the first place, if It must now nominate for President a man who so mightily sought to destroy it in the last cam paign and who has not yet even re turned to membership in the Repub lican party or given the slightest In timation that he now regards his des perate warfare on Mr. Taft and the Republican ticket at the colossal mis take of his career. . Another impres sion in this, that the capture of the Republican national convention for Mr. Roosevelt next June would be the signal for a second revolt that would make Mr. Wilson's election as sure as it was in 1912. Springfield Re publican. Honor Minstrel Man. (Exchange.) The unmarked grave of Daniel De catur Emmett, who wrote "I Wish I Was In Dixie" for Bryant's Minstrels back in 1859 and lived to hear it be come the battle song o the South, is soon to be marked, says an exchange. The grave is at Mount Vernon, Ohio, and the monument is to be erected by James Lewis Smith, a rich bachelor of Ashtabula, Ohio, 1914." "Old Dan .Tucker" is another child of Emmett's musical brain, written, as was "Dixie," on the hurried demand of Jerry Bryant, pioneer minstrel man. One of the conditions of Emmett's em ployment with the Bryant show was that he was to write original music on demand. "Dixie" was one of them, milled out for rehearsal on a Monday morning and produced the same eve ning. Emmett's show experience dated back to his" thirteenth year, when he ran away to follow a circus. When he was twenty-eight he was one of four men who organized the first min strel company in history and since then Emmett had been with almost every big minstrel in the land. His last work was two seasons with Al C. Field. But, despite his prolonged minstrel success, Emmett died a poor man, and his grave went unmarked. The Mount Vernon. (Ohio) dra matic Club and the Mount Vernon Citizens' Association are co-operating with Mr. Smith in placing the mem orial. Why The Lady Did Not Smile. The gentleman, had just related to the lady an anecdote, with a double entendre in it, says "The San Fran cisco Argonaut," and the lady, being such, did not smile. "Aha!" he said, in disappointed tones, "you prove that women have no sense of humor. You didn't .see the point, did you?" "No," she answered with dignity. "Not If it's what I suspect it is." Appropriately Named. (Buffalo Express.) "Why do you call the baby Bill ?" "He was born on the first of the month." ...... 'Battered Stone Lion Guards Treasure City Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. "Ham adan, the treasure city of the great Achaemenlan kings, identified with the resplendent Echatana of the Greek writer which' has come under control of Russians advancing from Teheran lies well on the way toward that part of the Tigris basin where the English and Turks are struggling amid scenes of the earliest human battlefields," begins a war primer Is sued today by the National Geograph ic society. ' The ancient city lies 188 miles west-southwest of the Persian i capital, Teheran, while the ground maintained by the British expedition aries lies about 250 milles away to the southwestward. "All vestiges of the bygone glory of the place have been destroyed, cave alone a famous but battered stone lion which lies in sombre, mutilated desolation flat upon the plain near the road leading to Isfahan. The old lion has lasted through all the ages of Hamadan, a guardian genius of the town; for it was set up as a talisman to protect the walls of the city. The lion's fate and the city's fate were con nected in a prophecy that the city and its people would be safe as long as the lion was not thrown down or broken. The talisman today enjoys a supersti tious veneration; mothers bring their babies to kiss the huge carven face and pilgrims place offerings of stone before it. According to one tradition, the lion was set up to frighten away the severe winters of Hamadan. "The name of the city can be traced back to earliest times, and it means literally 'a place of meeting of many ways.' In the days of the city's splen dor, the most prominent highways of the civilized world crossed here. It is still a meeting place of many high ways from many parts of the Persian kingdom, and the chief station on the road from Persia to Bagdad and to the Persian gulf. It has, thus, been able to maintain a scrap of its old prestige as a place of wealth, and as a city important in Persian commerce and industry. "The leather made in Hamadan is in demand throughout the east, and great quantities of it are exported, un worked and in the forms of saddles, harnesses, trunks and other leather 'articles. Felt goods and copper uten sils are made, and a flourishing transit trade brings its tolls to the city's 40,- WHAT OTHERS SAY Views on all sides of timely questions ns discussed In ex changes that come to the Herald Office. Connect ion t's Growth. (Bridgeport Post.) The annual report of the school census, made public yesterday in the Hartford Courant, shows that while the rest of Connecticut is not leaping ahead so fast as Bridgeport, it is doing mighty well. The State Board of Education re port shows an increase of 11,334 in the number of children of the school age for the year, as compared with a gain of 4,484 during the previous year. That gain, figured from the ratio of about four and one-half times the number of inhabitants to school children, would indicate an increase In the State's population of 51,000 for the twelve months, a remarkable showing for our Stale and the largest for one year in recent history. The notable thing about it, too, is that the gain is spread over the entire State, to a considerable extent. Every county shows an increase. Especial ly noticeable are the gains in such counties as Tolland, Windham and Litchfield, where the population has stood still for many years. Only two towns in Tolland county show a loss and about one in Windham county. Bridgeport has the largest gain of all the towns, as was to be expected. Our gain was nearly fifty per cent, greater than all Hartford county, and was but a few less than all New Ha ven county. Bridgeport's figures were 2,990, Hartford town had 699 and the entire county 3,097. The increase for Fairfield county was 4,375, more than twice as much as Hartford county. Out of the twenty-three towns in this county only four, Danbury, Brook field, Hunting ton and Redding, show a loss, and two, Wilton and Weston, no change. Stamford is howing up well with an increase of 402 scholars, or an indi cated gain in population of about 1,800 for the year. isrratford is the third town in the country in gains with 278 and Fairfield the fourth with 235, showing poulatlon gains of 1,250 and 1,060 respectively. Our neigh bors are sharing In our boom. Tho Newspaper Reporter. (New Haven Journal-Courier). I We do not recall having encount : ered a more delightful characterlza j tion of the newspaper reporter than is i contained in the round robin state ment which the newspapermen travel ing with Mr. Ford on his peace expe dition have made of their relation to it. In the first place, the newspaper men connected with the expedition make it clear that they are to be viewed from an entirely different point and angle than the point and angle of the members of the peace party. The round robin reads: "The active newspaper correspondents who are accompanying the Ford peace party are simple reporters in the plainest sense of that word. 'Go to the upper west side,' orders an editor in our home town. We go. 'Jump to Chicago,' says the boss. We Jump. Go to Norway,' says the boss. We are on our way. West side, Chicago, Norway, it doesn't matter to us, it's our job; we take it, do the best we can with it.' The particular task set this particular circle of reporters is to use their eyes and ears to the best of 000 people. There are extensive and well-stocked bazaars, and more than forty -caravanserais. Among the few concessions that the hoary 'treasure city of the king of the king of kings' has grudgingly made to the nervous, restless civilization of the west are a post and telegraph office. "Hamadan is situated at the north eastern foot of Mount Alvand, whose granite walls rise to a height of 11, 900 feet. The city itself has an ele vation of 5930 feet, and a level plain, fifteen miles in length and ten miles in breadth, spreads before it like a garden. Bailey, wheat, fruit, vege tables, and the scarlet poppy plant are grown In profusion here. The mountains frame the plain, like a part-enclosed appanage of the city. "Crooked alleys, dirty walks and street-ways, squalid houses, and dingy-brown neglect effectually suppress memories of the city's former great ness, when it was the home of kings, the seat of fabulous riches; a foremost display-city of the world, whose build ings were fretted with gold and silver; and the home of such riotous luxury as the world has never seen again, and as modern civilization has forgotten how to provide. All luxury has de parted from Hamadan; but, then, the city is supposed to have passed its 3000th anniversary, an age at which the giddy pleasures of youth are no longer tempting. "Ramman-nirari, whose greatest claim to fame is that he was the hus band of Queen Semiramis, began the long centuries of royal patronage that built up Hamadan, and his, renowned queen, Semiramis, launched the place upon its brilliant career. Hamadan steadily grew in wealth and favor, added ever new splendors to its pub lic works, state buildings and private palaces, erected columns and arcades overlaid with plates of gold and silver, constructed a costly royal home of ce dar and cypress woods, and planted famous gardens. Most of this wealth was looted by Alexander the Great, whose men carried away a treasure vast even for the present age of wealth. Following Alexander, Antlg onus, Seleucus, Nicator, and Antioc hus the Great plundered here, and, according to Polybius, the Greek his torian, there remained in Hamadan a wealth equal to 4,000 talents ($4,730, 000) to the last plunderer." their advantage, not for the pleasure of Mr. Ford or his companions, but for the Information of the readers of the newspapers to which they are at tached. "That," adds the round robin, "we will do with what vision and what descriptive power we pos sess." The effect of the triD upon these reporters has apparently been some what different than they had expected. As the round robin describes them: "We're cynical, perhaps. We've seen enough to make us so. We're cau tious, maybe. We've been through enough of many-angled life to inargnl that attitude through our personali ties. Some of uk doubtless entered upon this expedition tainted with the spirit of Jest, looking upon It as a foolish exploit of an ultra-rich Ideal ist." Then comes a most unexpected confession from this bunch of cynics to this effect: "We realize that this is a serious undertaking from which good must inevitably come, even If the highest hopes of Its projectors may not be fulfilled." The Impression we gain from this rather0 remarkable human document is that the special correspondence, which these cynics, already half way won over to the peace mission, will send to their news papers from now out wl be worth reading. In the meantime, it Is a pleasure to have madetheir acquain tance and .to find that they are like the rest of the dwellers In newspaper dom. .c- i United States Asleep. (Washington Post.) European nations, not only those engaged in a life and death struggle, but the neutral nations, look with surprise on the lethargy of the United States in making preparation for war, according to Lieutenant Commander H. G. Van Steyn, of the Holland navy, who has been sent here by his gov ernment to investigate the hydro aeorplane Industry. Commander Van Steyn Is an expert aviator who has seen service In the Dutch East Indies and Europe. "It Is beyond the understanding of naval officers of Europe that America should lag so far behind other nations in war preparation," said Commander Steyn, at the Shoreham. ' "Here in Washington the first suc cessful demonstration of the aero plane was made, yet today America Is the last country in, the , world In the development of the aeroplane and hydro-aeroplane for war purposes. It is well enougfi, .perhaps, to cry 'ieace,' but there will not be univer sal peace for many years, if ever, and the only way to insure peace and a ,natlon's safety, is to prepare for it. I should not say, perhaps, -that the United States Is the laughing stock of ,the world, bujt certainly Its slowness in preparation is beyond the compre hension of European nations. The American navy is strong numerically. I have no knowledge of its efficiency, but I observe that there are prac tically no submarines and fewer aero- planes. i " "Both the submarine and the aero plane haye taken an Important place In . the science of war. The European struggle has brought about 'greater development than' was accomplished In a decade before the war started. But I do not take the view that the submarine has superceded the big battleship. The big battleship still rules the waves. Submarines are in valuable for coast defense, but they have yet to demonstrate that they can be used for fighting. "Nto great War ever will be fought j again without the aeroplane as an ' important part of army and navy j equipment,", added Commander Van J MCMILLAN'S NEW BRITAIN BUSIEST BIG STORE "ALWAYS RELIABLTC Special Sale Manufacturers Sample Knit Underwear Your Choice 50c each VALUES TO $1.00. in this sale you will gnd separate Vests, Pants, Shirts, Drawers and Union Suits for Men, Women and Children. BLANKETS AND COMFORTABLES COTTON BLANK UTS. Priced 69c, 98c pair, white and gray. SPECIAL WOOL NAP BLANKETS. $2.98 pair. FINE WOOL BLANKETS. Priced $4.50, $5.00, $6.50, $7.98 pair. RED ALL WOOL BLANKETS. Special $5.00 pair WTOOL PLAID BLANKETS. Special $5.50 pair. CRIB BLANKETS. White with pink or blue borders, exceptional values at 75c pair. BATH ROBE BLANKETS, at $$2.25, $3.25 each. WOOL PLAID STEAMER AND . AUTO RUGS. $3.98, $4.50, $5.00, $6.50 each. COMFORTABLES. Silkaline covered filled with clean white soft cotton, priced $1.25, $1.75, $2.25 each HEAVY SATIN E COVERED COM FORTABLES. " Priced $2.98, $8.50 to $5.50 each. o. McMillan i9-Sflf-2o:i mux rsriTTr Steyn. "The Zeppelin has not proved its value as a war craft. In fact. It has been pretty well demonstrated that for war purposes the .Zeppelin Is m a failure, whereas the aeroplane and the hydro-aeroplane have proved themselves. The Zeppelin raids on London, Paris and the English coast may have a big moral effect, but that is all." The Great Travel Route Neglected (Waterbury Republican.) We are all prone to think in ruts. Waterbury has been so long consid- ered as located on the . Naugatuck division, and incidentally on the old" New England railroad, afterward the Highland division, that a train be tween New York end Waterbury had naturally to b? a Ntugatuck division train. And New Britain and Bristol have so long depended upon Hartford and the Hartford division that their outlet to New York is still mainly via the Hartford line. As a matter of fact, Bristol In near- , er to Waterbury than to Hartford, end her natural route to New York Is" through Walerb'iry, while the nearest -way for New Britain people to gef ' to New York Is via Waterbury it there is a train. These facts are simple and self evident, yet we doubt whether they were realized either in 'Waterbury Vft in the New Haven offices until New Britain and Bristol got busy ahoy., pointed them out. Adding up the population to be efvrvfd on th Waterbury line between Hartford and Bridgeport, we find that New Britain has 55,000 people, Bris tol 15,000, Waterbury S5.000, Nauga tuck 15,000, and Ansonia, Derby and Shelton $5,000, not to peak of smaller communities. This gives us a total cf 206,000 people and with smaller places ay in round numbers, 225 000 not popuflatlon claimed local ly, but actually exlftant according to 1915 census estimate. This is substantially twenty per cent, of the population of Connecticut. It furnishes twenty per cent, of the train service of the state It is receJv ir,g. The lower half of the NaugatwHJ valley, with Bristol and New Britain constitute a trade route of themselves and their Interests, as far as travel to New York goen, lie largely together They should be cultivated together hereafter. Part of Bequest In Stomach. (Portland (Ore. Cor Seattle Post Intelligencer.) Before the estate of Albert Hallen, 85 years old, who died this morning, could be settled a post-mortem opera tion was necessary to remove from hi stomach a ten-dollar gold piece which Hallen had included In his will be queathing $250. Investigation showed the sum bequeathed $10 over the suni at hand. The coin had been swallow ed several days ago by Hallen In ex citement, apparently In making hU .will.