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THE FAR MEK : JANUARY 30, 1912 NEWS OF INTEREST TO OUR FEMININE READERS SOCIAL AND PERSONAL 1" ' it "J I r it 1 I A French Suit villi Oriental . v; - - TriEintng - Touches of Oriental em broidery in irregular motifs brighten this attractive suit designed for Riviera wear. The material is khaki brown serge and on this are trim mings of black braid and brown velvet richly embroid ered with Indian yellows. MELTINGS OF WOMEN'S CLUBS ; " FOR THE WEEK TUESBAY, Bible. Study for men and wo ' 7 10 . 9 2 2 2 7 :4o- men, 239 Gilbert street. (Mrs. Featherstone. ) 30 Oratario Rehearsal, Warner Hall. WEDVESOAT. 15 Wednesday Morning Art club. Miss Chary Smith, 954 Park avenue. 30 Federation of Women's clubs in New 'Haven. All day. 00 Ladies' Sewing society. First Baptist church parlors. 00 Ladies Aid society. Second Baptist church parlors. SO Ladies' Aid Society, People's Church. Laurel avenue. 30 St. Anna's Guild, Trinity Par ish House,- Broad street. THURSDAY. ' 00- Woman's Beneficent Society, South Congregational Church parlors. 30 French Club, North. Church chapel. 30 Alethea Guild, People's church, FRIDAY. 3 2 10: 00 English Literary club, Mrs. J. P. Omans. :00 Woman's Guild, Christ Church parlors. :00 Guild, Trinity Church. St. Mary's. :30 King's Messengers, First Bap t;sw,.Church :00-W. C. T.: U., 239 Gilbert street. :00 Authors club. :00 Wednesday Workers, Mrs. W. B. Lashar, 9 7 Clinton Ave. :00 Round Table, Miss Ada Wood ruff. :00 Friday Evening Book Club, Mrs. G. D. Egbert, 71 Elm wood avenue. If a Girl and,. Her. Brother Disagree jhe Girl is Generally to Blame Says Anne MeCall. - In a talk to girls, in the February VVoman's Home Companion, Anne Bryan McCall makes the following re marks on a girl and her brother: "There are three things essential to a happy relationship between brother and sister; sympathy or understand ing; confidence or faith; honor or re spect. Now I make bold to say that where these things --fall. - it is very nearly always the fault of the girl. I go so far as to tell you that If you told me that you and your brother were not congenial, I would even, without hearing the case through, be lieve myself to be riht in saying that the fault was. ninety-nine chances out of a hundred, yours, not his. - The thing is easily reducible. That at mosphere and surrounding which fos ters and preserves the Integrity of this relationship between you and him and brings it to a happy issue is primarily the atmosphere and sur rounding of home. Home is essential ly your province. If the relationship fails of fineness, that failure is due most probably to a failure in the ideals of home, and you. more than he. are likely to be responsible. "The world of men and affairs is his world, but this fireside world is yours. In this world of yours he is, in a sense always a guest. It is for ever you who must offer him comfort happiness, and cheer. Similarly the outside world, for which he is so sure ly destined, should be admitted to be his world. Here yoil are his guest; here it is his affair, his privilege, to offer you .that consideration which men of gentleness and breeding in stinctively offer to a woman. We see the distinction between these two worlds clearly enough in the general social custom of entertainment that prevails amongst us. In the home It is you. who play hostess, who enter tains his friends, he too, being, as It were, a guest; in the outside world It is he who plays host, who entertains your friends, and you along with them-" WANT ADS. CENT A "WORD. A very pleasant surprise party was given David Reed at his home on Hanover street last Thursday evening by a number of Mr. Reed s friends. Piano selections were rendered by Gil lie Dobba and duets by .the Misses Co ra Shaw and Patrice Bowden. A trio consisting of Walter Grant (last sea son with the Vogel minstrels), Charles Boyhan and John X. Fitzpatrick of Hartford, rendered a number of the latest selections. At a late hour a fine supper was served. Among those present were: The Misses Cora Shaw, Patrice Bowden, Agnes Mc Lean, Alice Deskin, Elizabeth Reed, Katherine Tobin, Katherine Kilroy, Myrtle Sweetland, Mae Oieda, Lucy Poleck. Kittle Dunn. Marlon Turner, Marie Toby, Susa Bernard, Mae Kane, Christian Griffin, Anna Jenkins, and the Messrs. David Held, Henry Beutel spacher, Ray Murray, Charles Buck ley, Raymond Donley, John N. Ff"s patrick, Frank Lord, Frank Slady, Samuel McCu lough, Charles Mulloy, Gillie Dobbs, Tom Bowden, Mat Mul len, Charles Cocraton, Charles Hurl aman. Fred Corbaly, Bill Roach, Charles Boyhan, Harold Splcer and Walter Grant. Statistics of the c'oss of 1912 of Tale University, which have just been pub lished, show that Laurence M. Corn wall son of Jesse B. Cornwall, of 62S Clinton avenue, was voted the wittles man In the class. He was a.lo voteu the most original. For the honor of being the most entertaining, young Cornwall and another student were tied In the vote. Capt. Howe, of last year's football eleven, was given the honor of having done the most for Tale and also for being- the.member of the class most admired. In honor of the fourteenth anniver sary" of his birth, a party wu given, last night, for Charles Kelly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Corrigan, 116 Arch street. Those present were Ar'yne Miller, Marie Sheridan, Alice Boland, Elisabeth Forestelle, Agnes Greenwood, Marian Forestelle, Rose Chrlstianson, Genevieve Kelly, Lo-lne Stapleton, William Daley, Walter Sa pleton, Char!es Miller, Matthew Kelly, James Kelly, Edward DeVaney, Fen ton Kelly, Cornelius Buckley and Charles Kelly. A bountiful supper was served, after which the young folks left for their homes, wishing Charles many more happy birthdays. WHAT EARXEST-MIXDED WOMEN ARE ACCOMPLISHING THE OLD ORDER CHAXGETH. THE PRATER (UNIVERSAL. Send some one. Lord, to love the best that Is in me, and to accept nothing' less from me; to touch me with the searching tenderness of the passion for the Ideal; to de mand everything from me for my own sake: to give me so much that I cannot think of myse'f, and to ask so much that I can -keep noth ing back; to console me by making me strong before sorrow comes; to help me so to live that, while I part with many things bv the way, I lose nothing of the gift of life." Hamilton Wright Mabie. The election at Los Angeles was a living proof of all the arguments for woman's suffrage and a living denial of a'l that has been said against wo man's suffrage. The women in a body stood for the Good Government forces. Peace and serenity prevailed. Leaders of both sides were chivalrous and did not for get that women-aithough voters, were still women. In fact they were treat ed with the utmost courtesy, and it is possible that chivalry will take on a new meaning. Mothers went to the polls pushing baby carriages and hold ing children by the hand. It was a sight that will he long re membered. It is a date In history which the world of women will long recall. The women voted quickly, intelli gently and without harangue. It is a victory not only for Califor nia but for women in every State in the country. Cleveland club women are happy ov er the fact that a central meeting place has been completed. Club rooms are now tastefully furnished and equipped. The Cleveland Feder ation of Women's Clubs Is gaining, strength. It now has a membership of 2,500 members. Its slogan is "In fluence is Responsibility." Three schol arships are suppprted at the College for Women. The Congress of Mothers entertain ed the State conference. The out ward and visible sign of endorsement of women on Cleveland's Board of Ed ucation was made manifest at the re cent election proving the value of the Municipal School League. Cleve land's Woman's Suffrage party has forged rapidly ahead, and secured a firm civic position. From Salemv the Salem Women's Club sends the fo'lowlng report of an interesting feature of their work: "The Salem Women's Club- has main tained for ten years the only free bith house In Salem. The first building was burned in 1909, but through the efforts of the club was rebu'lt in the year 1910 and opened with great suc cess. With the new year of 1912, the entire debt will have been paid. This bath house is maintained by our Club for girls and women and no charity carried on by the club has reached so many votal "needs among the women and chi'dren of our city. That it has been largely patron ized and appreciated Is shown by the fact that during three months of the present summer, 8.S40 batbs have been taken an average of over one hundred a day. As the patrons are served but four hours daily, this meant a vtry busy time for the matrons, attendants and committees." POINTS OF INTEREST. Reliable Furs at clearance sale prices at E. H. Dil lon & Co., 1105 Main street. Guaranteed Endless Trousers. Guaranteed to us by the makers, and guaranteed to you by us, the guaranteed "Endless" trousers are values which will more than please you in texture, workmanship, and servceiableness. All shades and sizes. Frank Jacoby, 1083 Broad street, op posite post office. Special Notice A. ' El wood and Son, Inc., the gen eral auctioneers, will sell at public auction on Wednesday, Jan. 31, com mencing at 2 p. m., at their sales room, 171 John street, a great assort ment of consignments which have been entered on their books for im mediate disposition, as the owners of same have no use for them. The stock comprises in part the following showcases, pianos, two bakers' out fits complete, dining tables and chairs, kitchen ranges, mission furniture, one brass bedstead, sideboards, dressers, oilcloth, refrigerators, dishes and tin ware, etc. The sale will be held, as stated above in their new, warm salesrooms at 171 Jphn street, where everything will be comfortable. Each lot will be sold absolutely to the high est bidder, so do not fail to attend. THE PRETJIEST FACE and the most beautiful hands are of ten disfigured by an unsightly wart. It can easily be1 removed in a few days without pain by using Cyrus' Wart Remover, for sale only at The Cyrus Pharmacy, 253 Fairfield avenue and 186 Cannon St. J1T REDUCING THE WEIGHT T is more difficult to reduce the weigh1 permanentlj- than to decrease meas urements. Indeed it is quite possible to lessen the size of the waist and hips eon sderably with exercise, while the weight remains the same. It may even increase, because muscla is heavier than fat. A daily record of both weight and measurement should be kept by those seriously trying to improve their proportions. A fight against flesh is like a struggle against any other physical ailment. When the patient does not grow worse, there is ground for hope and grati tude. One who has a strong tendency to increase in flesh should be" thankful when the scales show no additional weight. After the system once begins to yield, the pro gress is more rapid, but not usually uniform. One case I know of, a woman worked very hard for three weeks with out making the obstinate scale take off an ounce. Then quite suddenly one day they yielded two pounds. There was a hard fight for a number of days to hold them to that record, then they yielded another pound. It was three months before ten pounds had been removed, and it took a year of watchfulness to permanently establish the lowered standard. Several times since it has required determined effort to prevent the recurrence of the flesh habit. But it has not been so difficult to master as the first time. Where there is a general fleshing up of the whole body all invigorating exercises which call into play as many muscles as possible should be practiced. There is nothing ?o good as outdoor exercises for the purpose. The fresh air is a very helpful agent. Rapid walking, running, bicycling, swimming, horseback riding, are excellent ex ercises, lurkish baths are good; one a week is effective m holding down the weight. Free perspiration is desirable for the stout. If one cannot patronize a Turkish bath es tablishment, a cabinet can be fitted up in the home at low cost. A British Benediction California has at last acquired Afri can ostrich feather Industry. For thirty years English money, time and effort have been put into this profit able business in California. A dozen Engl'sh ostrich farmers have sunk their fortunes and wrecked their lives in the attempt to endow the Ameri can republic with the African ostrich, and at last success has perched upon their banners, and now the field is occupied by the Americans, whiie the remaining English victors in the fight have retired to the seclusion of their English monarchy there to spend the millions of dollars made out of Amer ican women in this Interesting and decorative form of commerce. In 1882 the first Englishman ar rived in California heading a tribe of ostriches: he wandered up and down the Golden State trying to vend his ostriches and feathers in vain: at length he was introduced to some Sheriff in some County of California and his African ostriches vended to various students of natural history to pay the debts he owed employes. The fame of his arrival had been herald ed by the'American press all over the land, so that other worthy English be came enthused on the subject and saw in the genial climate of this American sanatarium a suitable hab itat for the African ostrich; they also saw countless fortunes made by vend ing American ostrich feathers to American women, for they knew that the love of this class of finry was as strong in America, as it is in Eng land. The next British hero accompanied to this country by African ostriches sequestered for five years amid the eunscorched areas of Fallbrook, a vil lage in Southern California: weary or the eternal sunlight and m Arabian landscape he turned over his" ornitho- ogical assets to a couple of show men, or menagerie proprietors, one named Hagenback,. who resides in Germany and another at San Diego. Three more unfortunate Englishmen endowed with philanthropic ostrich ideas arrived in the land and started ostrich farms near Los Angeles: their bons financially speaking cover tne slopes of the sundried mesas of Southern California, one of them wearying of Egyptian life discharged a gun into his interior and is now sleeping beneath. grass guaranteed by the cemetery authorities to be kept eternally wet. A last came the Ostrich King: this was no ostrich farmer at all, but a young English college man, who had resDectable connections in England and belonged to the class that exists Just below the aristocracy and above the shop-keepers; he brought ntty birds from Africa lust in time, for a few days after he left the shores of the Dark Continent, the local au thorities imposed a duty of five hun dred dollars each on every bird taken from the land. He was independent of American patronage and cared not whether the chamois-colored Califor nia women purchased his ostrich feathers or not: he was af that genus so numerous in California known as "remittance men," who decorate the landscape with their presence and pass the time in playing golf, tennis, polo, cricket, varying these amuse ments by frequent acquisition of whiskey and soda as restoratives. For thirteen years this self banished Eng lish aristocrat remained like John the Baptist in the wilderness, isolated from the world and exciting the sym pathy of the ignorant American rur a's by his pursuit of the strange os trich business. Money was common to be made out of hogs, but whoever heard of any money being made out of ostriches. Teir in and year out he adjourned to the little village post office a mile or two away and re ceived his European mail freighted with the precious remittances, which he feu to his ostriches and family. In the year 1900 the ungel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, so to speak, and bade him appeal to the uncounted patriotic American women of the lund to support the American ostrich, to wear its feathers and fin ally thus to destroy forever the profits that the English have been making out of Americans for the past fifty years in the ostrich feather trade. The response was instant and most gratifying: over the rugged moun tains and sterile plains began to f'ow a stream of gold equal to that which startled the Argonauts in 49 in Northern California. The last of the unrortunate English ostrich farmers saw his financial salvation and knew that he was to become as illustrious hl any other money-crowned king of the Golden State. For live years he piled up the American gold eagerly contributed by the American women and then set sail for the seat of im perial government, forever shaking the adobe dust of the land of the free and the home of the brave from his aristocratic feet. He left a stock comDanv to conduct his Immense ran business, while he sought surcease of ennui among the British aristocracy at the game of golf. This corpora tion to the delight of the stockhold ers has paid forty per cent, per an num ever since and at the same time multiplied the value of the assets by three. Last year a collection . of Los An ge'es bankers fixed their desiring eyes upon this new industry' and seught to purchase the interests of the English illustrious in it: overtures were made and the Ostrich King was induced to return to America from his baronial castle in England to listen to the vocies of these "tltioners regarding the possession of part of his vast in terests. Weary of the American Palestine he yielded to their solicita tions and accepted a check for one million three hundred thousand dol lars as his share of the swag, that is, in exchange for his Interest in the business. As soon as he received the money he once more turned his back on this Holy Land, where he had spent so many weary years among the leather colored inhabitants, and returned to the green and grassy meads of old England. His dreams even have been acquired by the Los Angeles bankers, for they have agreed to establish ostrich feather stores in every city in the Union and pay pub lishers in every locality to exploit this new California product. This will in crase the manufacture -Qf American ostrich leathers and thus give em ployment to thousands of worthy white women, many of whom are now laboring at the industry, in Cali fornia. This in a State cursed by Asiatic labor is indeed a godnd and places the Ostrich King among the benefactors of his race. Women and ostriches are multiplying in Califor nia; the infancy of the industry has just been terminated; uncounted cap italists will be produced out of it and the time is certainly to be even in this ereneration when every American woman will wear the American os trich feather or none at all. And, why not? FASHION AND BUSINESS Popularity of Hobble Skirt Has" De stroyed Market For Feminine Wearables. French textile-makers complain bit terly that unless the hobble skirt can be retired by a conclusive dictate of Dame Fashion, they are. undone," says the February Munsey editorially. "It takes ever so much less cloth to make a dress in hobble style. Worse yet, the hobble.in its properest or improp erest -development, must be so closely fitted to the figure of the wearer that petticoats become taboo with the true devotees of fashion, thus destroying the market for other goods." VACCINATION CAUSES YOUNG GIRL'S DEATH (Dispatch to Philadelphia Press.) Chester, Pa., Tetanus, resulting from vaccination, caused the death of (Mabel De aney, twelve-year-o'd daugh ter of Patrick Delaney, of Upland, to day. The parents of the child place the responsibility upon the Upland Board of Health. Mabel was of a nervous tempera ment and her mother objected to her being vaccinated. The girl attended the borough schools and Mr. and Mrs. Delaney were informed of the compul sory feature of the education act con cerning vaccination. Final".y they corsented. Dr. Edwin C. Bullock, the Upland Boari of Health's physician, contends that the girl would hstve come around all right had not the mother attempt ed to treat the girl s arm, which be came inflamed, by applying a salve. MASONIC XOTES. Hamilton Commander', K. T. Stated, conclave, Thursday evening at 8 p. ' m. The Order of the Temple will be conferred. DeWitt Clinton, L. of P. Fraternal visit Friday evening to King Solomon, L. of P., New London. Brethern will leave this city on the 4:23 train returning leave New London on the 10:48 arriving home in time for the last trolleys. Pequonnock Chapter, R. C. On Monday evening. Feb. 5. a special assembly will be held. The Seven teenth and Eighteenth degrees will be conferred. Why not inquire nto the methods and wnlrimpnt of Ti.e COURTLAND SCHOOT, hefore placing: your children else wnerpT visitors weir-ome. second Half Year Begins Feb. 1. A18 uj SCHOOL MASTER IN BAD AGAIN More Trouble at Georgetown Because of' Persistency of FormerPrincpal FORCED ENTRANCE TO SCHOOL Mr. H wis; (ion is Put Out as He Starts to Bead the Morning Prayer. South Norwalk. Jan. 30 As he was reading the Lord's prayer in the Georgetown Public School yesterday morning, James W. s. Hodgdon, the ex-principal, was grabbed by the col lar by the stalwart little committee man, John W. Ferris, and pushed through the hall and down the flight of twenty steps leading to the yard. These were the same steps that the physical culturist took headlong when forcefully ejected by the same com mitteeman three weeks ago. Mr. Hodgdon was just able to get out of bed yesterday after his last at tempt at resuming sessions. He in tends to bring his action for J1.000 damages against Mr. Ferris today. The committee will have legal papers issued restraining Mr. Hodgdon from entering the school. The principal was summarily dis charged the Saturday before the pre vious fight. Testerday morning some one picked the school lock with a hair pin. The fact immediately reached the ears of Mr. Ferris and he was soon upon the scene. The committee main tains that Mr. Hodgdon is a busybody. The pupils cling to him, and after his latest ejectment they made so loud a demonstration that Mrs. Harry Brown low, the substitute, had to dismiss the school. Official Statement. Committeeman Ferris has given out an official statement in reference to the discharge of Hodgdon and subse. quent events which in part follows. "Mr. Hodgdon came to Georgetown under a contract which called for his attending the Danbury Normal sum mer school for the full term of four weeks and securing there his state elementary certificate. He failed to fulfill two conditions of the contract leaving Danbury without remaining the entire session of the summer school and he has never received his state certificate. This made his con tract void. He was therefore permit ted to teach under a temporary cer tificate issued by the Wilton school board, with the understanding that he was to get his state certificate. Mr. Hodgdon was discharged because he was guilty of conduct unbecoming a gentleman and teacher while in the school, his failure to secure a state certificate, and for on January 4th in citing the children in his charge to acts of Insubordination and for threat ening to repeat his action If the su pervisor came into his room and crit icised his work. The committee of the town of Wilton revoked his certi ficate, and he was discharged on Jan. 13th. On January 15th he broke into the school building by pulling the sta ple in one door and picking the lock on another. At 8:45 he attempted to force his way Into the building but slipped and fell on the top landing of , the stairway. He did not fall down stairs, and after being placed on his feet by the committee walked down stairs and off the school grounds." Hodgdon's home is snid to be in Maine and it is alleged that a year or more ago he suffered severe injuries to his head in an accident. Sentiment With. Hodgdon. The sentiment in Georgetown is against the action of the school com mittee. This fact is borne out by the following petition which has been signed by nearly every resident of the town: "Georgetown, Conn., Jan. 27, 1912. Wilton town school visitors. Gentle men: " "We understand that Mr. J. W. S. Hodgdon has been discharged from the position of principal of the No. 10 district school of Wilton. If this is true, WE HERE EXPRESS OXJVt DESIRE TO HAVE HIM PUT BACK IN THE SCHOOL. "He has always conducted himself as a gentleman, so far as we know. he has encouraged our children in their work and under his teaching thev have progressed well and rapid ly. " We believe that he is a most competent teacher. HIGH SCHOOL NEWS At the Criterion hoard meeting yes terday after school the selection of Judges from the English- faculty for the prize story and poetry contests was left to the editor in chief. As the next Daner comes out on Febru ary 29, i it will very likely be called a "Leap xear .rumDer. Owlne- to the hisr doors at the Con gress street entrance being acc'dental ly locked yesterday morning about 150 students were locked out. The doors were opened, however. In time to save them from being tardy. Testerday afternoon -there was a spe cial meeting of the Senior Commer cial Class to elect the officers and speakers for Senior Day. , Prayers will be offered in chapel ev erv morning during the rest of the week for the benefit of those having examinations to take. Tonv nf the Senior fellows attended a stag party Saturday eveninir at the home of Eugene 4.euy -io jommer cial. All the pupils were informed 'yester day how many examinations they had escaped. Those havin'g no examina tions to take will have a vacation for the rest of the week. Stories and poems for the Criterion contests may be handed in any time before Monday afternoon. The extra time was given for the benefit of those having examinations to take. At a recent fire drill of the after noon department the school was emp tied In just 60 seconds. All Freshmen failing to pass in three or more subjects will be given a forced vacation for the rest o" the school year. Quite a few Freshmen are 'expected to avail themselves of this offer. Many of the afternoon students have srent an hour studying in Room 8. This is the penalty for 'being tardy. The project of the Senior Commer cials of holding a social in the near future was brought up at the last footing. It was decided to take no action until the plan could be consid ered. . The picture of the Commercial Class of '11 will have a place among- the many other photographs in Room 8 as soon as enough space can be secured. Plans are now well under way for the presenting of the second annual minstrel show. The boys will get down to the real hard work right af er the examinations. - Those attend 'ng are asked in their enthusiasm not 'o toss any quarters or half dol'ars -n the stage as donations to the Ath 'etic association as these will be much more gladly received in person by the ' reasurer. Farmer Want Ads. 1 Cent a Word. THE CLEARANCE SAI Comes but twice a year. Five more days and this one will be over. Ifaf fords unusual savings; make use of its opportun ities while it lasts. FACTS ABOUT TAXATION OF WOODLAND Public Hearing Before Spe cial State Commission at Hartford, Today. The invitation recently sent out for a publ!c hearing at the Capitol on the subject of taxation of woodland has brought out some lively discussion. Here is what some Connecticut people say. An owner in Litchfield who has many acres of woodland and is plant ing new forest, writes the secretary of the commission as follows: "I' am distinct'y and positively of the opinion, however, that intensive forestry will not make very great fro gress in Connecticut or anywhere else, unless some change in the tax laws is made so that the owner of wood land will not have to pay repeated annual assessments on property which produces no annual income. Aside from this, however, my own ex perience leads me to believe' that a tax on timber when it is cut would bring more to the community than any system of annual taxation which it wou'd be possible economically to devise, certainly more than the sys tem now in force. For the present system takes almost no account of the timber value, except when it is extra ordinarily high. When timber is cut, the assessment of the land is reduced, but it is almost universal in this State, I believe, to ignore the timber value after it passes the cord-wood stage. When the timber is assessed, the rate becomes such as to compel immediate ' cutting-. It is the uncer tainty as to when such an assess ment will be made that discourages the investment of capital in the large acreage of .'and in the State which is suitable for nothing but forestry and which ought to be profitably em ployed." A member or the last General As sembly writes in reference to refores tation. as follows: "In recognition of the fact that our State is parting with one of her most valuable assets by the indiseriminat ing cutting of the forests, and the terrible destruction wrought on our most valuable timber by the chestnut blisrht. that such encouragement shou'd be given to the reforestation of our waste places as. shall be a benefit to the State, without mater ially reducing the revenue of the town in which the land is situated. "The enactments of the last Gen eral Assembly, together with previous enactments, remove from taxation tracts of land that have been planted under certain conditions, the exemp tions might be still more enlarged. "Rough p'aces and rocky, hillses where planting as specified cannot he attained, or where land is growing up to a desirable growth, and reforesta tion would be advantageous: such land, if valued not to exceed $10 per acre, might be exempt, say ror ten years. "The weak point in our provisions re that much of tne land mat snouia be in wood, is so situated as to ren der it impossible to comply with the requirements. If best results are to be obtained a graduated system is necessary to meet the varying condi tions and greater latitude granted to the supervisor now determining what should be required of each- tract if concessions are to be obtained. "The smal'er towns canot stand for a diminished revenue, consequently only land that is lasted low should be included -in the exemptions." A manufacturer and owner of wood land says: "I am glad you are busy with the question. It would seem to me that we ought to develop along the line of taxing land and timber separately, putting only the most nominal tax on he latter while growing, a little higher while mature, and a fair tax based on market values when cut and sold. We must have such a change in tax laws as will not only cease to penalize ho'ders of forest land but which will encourage owners of land to keep same planted. The large benefits which come to the people, as a whole, from growing timber, justi fies us in a policy even of generosity to all timber growers, so that steps such as above asking only for justice ought not to be hard to take. 'T am interested in this matter not only as a citizen but as Secretary of the" Sunset Rock Association which has made a beg'nning in the owner ship and conservation of timber land in our suburbs, and because of my connection with a Company which is a !arrer consumer of hard woods of which Connecticut could supply a con siderable larger part if foretry in the State were given a good chance." Equitable taxation of woodland is a live question now in all the New England states. It has been the sub ject of special investigation recently in New Hampshire and in Wisconsin. As early as 1905 Massachusetts be gan looking into this question. At the first conference of New Eng'and tax officials held January 18 and 19 this year at Boston, Mass. this subject was given a place on the pro gram and it brought out lively dis- cussion and much valuable informa tti ) I (I c 0 tion. The forest differs from every other crop in that it requires 35 to 100 years in which to mature. Other cVops mature annually and furnish an in come to the owner. Tobacco, fruits, and corn and other grains on land Indicate in a measure Is productivity and are a guide in valuation for pur poses of taxation. The crop may or may not be there when the valuation is made. In the case of the forest the land and the one crop are taxed each year during the growth and maturing of that crop. Investigations have shown that, in the case of woodland, if the law Is ful'y complied with and the present and actual value of land and crop are taxed each year that as high as 85 of the yield of the forest is" taxed away during its life time. In the past low valuations for the most have been the rule but in re cent years there has been a decided increase in the va uing of forest lands and especially those who are seeking by forestry methods to renew and bul'd up their woodland or who are setting out waste land with trees to make new forests. The "work of the State Forester is to experiment and to assist private own ers to improve their woodland or plant new forests of suitable species. He can tell the approximate expenditures in care and management of woodland, the average cost of planting, thin nines, fire protection, etc. and the estimated returns based on actual measurements of forest stands. What he cannot tell is the amount to be ex pended in taxes or how much of the yield is going to be taxed away un der the present system of woodland taxation. Both in theory and practice the general property tax as app ied to forest land is wrong. The fact that low valuations in the past have pre vented great harm being done is no assurance as to the future practice. The improver and rebuilder of the forest must look at it from the prac tical investor's standpoint. Will he invest under the prospect of his final yield being largely taxed away? These subjects wil' be discussed at the first public hearing of the special Commission on Taxation of Wood'and, created by the last General Assembly, and a good attendance is expected, judging from answe'i to Invi'ations sent out by State Forester Sprirg, Secretary of the Commission. Ex Governor Woodruff is Chairman of the Commission, and other members are State Tax Commissioner Corbin, Prof. Chapman of the Tale Forest School and F. H. Stadmueller, Secretary of the Connecticut Forestry Association. All interested in the subject befene the Commission next Tuesday are cordial'y invited to be present and ex press their opinions. FIRE PROOF HOUSE IN NORTH MATX ST. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hopaii Building Handsome Residence of Unique Construction. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hogan have been receiving many congratu lations upon the fire proof residence they are building at Main and Salem streets. The structure is of reinforc ed concrete with hollow tile floor con struction and is also equipped with hollow tile outside walls and interior partitions. The almost entire absence of wood in the construction has been the cause of much comment. The lines of the house are those of the old iSpanish missions. William E. Ho gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hogan, who is an electrical engineer and formerly an instructor in Cornell University, supervised the construc tion of the building. New York Encased In Sheet Of Ice (pecial from United Press.) New York. Jan. 30. New Xork awakened, today, to find the city cov ered writh a vast sheet of ice on which it literally slid to work. S'eet and rain, which froze the instant it touch ed the sidewalk, made vwalkmg so dangerous that all the hospitals re ported unusually large numbers of minor accidents. The elevated lines in BrooKlyn were hardest hit, the cake of ice on the third rail delayine traffic greatly. Horse traffic was almost abandoned because of the slippery condition of the streets. ST. ANTHONY'S OF PADUA'S Sunday masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a. m.. On week days, mass at 8 a. m. On Tuesday evening, bt. Anthony s devotions at 8 o'clock. Confessions will be heard on Thursday afternoon and evening. Fridav. being Candlemas' day and the first Friday of the month, mass will be said at o:o(J ana preceded by the blessing of candles. Saturday, be intr the feast of St. Blase, the blessing 0fthe throats will take place after the S o'clock mass ana at :jo in tne ev ening. Tne memoers 01 xne cnurcn choir are busy making arrangements for their yearly whist to be given on Thursday evening, Feb. 8, in the par ish hall. CXEANEASY, THE BEST HAND SOAP. Guaranteed not to injure the skin. Instantly removes Stove Polish. Rust, Grease, Ink, Paint and Dirt. For th? hand or clothing. Large can 10 cent?. Manufactured by Wm. R. Winn, 244 Stratford Ave.