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State President Johnston Recommends Collaboration Between
Members and City and Town Officials for Upbuilding of
Connecticut Communities.
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Windsor, Conn.. Oct. 22. Closer co
operation between the chambers of
""commerce and city and town officials
for the upbuilding of the community,
a .more careful" scrutiny of proposed
legislation, and constant study of the
important problems of state finances,
taxation, transportation, . sewerage
policy, and industrial legislation, with
a view to making helpful suggestions,
was urged by Frank H. Johnston, of
New Britain, in his annual address as
president of the state chamber of com
merce at the 17th annual conventions
of that body here yesterday.
.He said in reviewing the year's ac
tivities that the state body as 'well as
the local organizations had done val
uable work in their communities and
in favoring beneficial legislation at
Hartford, but that greater develop
ment along these lines, is desirable.
- Other speakers were Governor Mar
cus. H. Holcomb, former Governor Rol
lin S. Woodruff of New Haven, How
ard It; Haydon, secretary of the ' New
Jersey Chamber of Commerce, ani
John Humphrey, president of the Con
necticut Association of Commercial
and Civic Executives.
The year, eaid President Johnston,
in his- address, had been one of new
problems, resulting from the Radical
change of a year ago when it was vot
ed to change the' title of the organiza
tion from the State Business Men's
association of Connecticut to the Con
necticut Chamber of Commerce, and
to so broaden the field, as to interest
"every thoughtful citizen of th state."
There was a phenomenal, spread of
Chamber of Commerce enthusiasm in
the state during the year, he said, not
so. much in the way of new associa
tions, but in the development of the
old Business Men's Associations Into
live up-to-date Chambers of Com
merce. "A year ago," lie: said, "there was
represented at the state convention of
the chamber, 35 associations with a re
ported membershhip of 5,043 and today
we have 37 Chambers of Commerce
and Business Men's associations affil
iated with us with a reported mem
bership of 8,285, an increase of nearly
j 70 per cent." - "
. Danbury, he said, heads 'the list with
1,100 members, an increase over last
year of 400 per cent; Hartford haa
1,500 as compared with 700 last year;
Putnam 215 as against 110 last yeaj
Meriden 300 as against 167 in 1914;
Windsor 256 as against 150 in 1014; arid
Middletown 186 as, against 112 in 1914.
These increases have been brought
about he explained, by consolidation
of different commercial bodies in some
cities, but in most cities, by entirely
new associations, built on broader and
bigger lines, bringing into their mem
bership a much wider circle of their
citizens. He continued:. .
, "Today I believe' that ''the Connecti
cut- Chamber : of --- Commerce stands
higher , in the opinion of ? the - citizens
of the state' than, ever before "and that
its influence for good is acknowledged
in every part of jthis state- - .
-, '"The best men .of the state have giv
en their time and thought to the study
of state problems, and no action has
been taken by the State chamber ex
cept after thorough investigation. '
"All-of our -efforts have been direct-
led toward bringing about in "Connect
icut the ust, practical, ,and more effi
cient management of our municipali
ties, and our commonwealth- by , the
Greetings From Its Head to
President Wilson Are .
Pleasantly Worded.
New Xork, Oct, ,19 i Lawrence Grant
arrired recently on the French liner
Chicago from Bordeaux; with a letter
from the president of the smallest re
public in the worldto the President
of the greatest republic. The letter Is
from Tedro Front, Syndic-General of
Andorra, to President "Wilson.
Andorra is situated i on the south
slope of the Pyreness Mountains, be
tween the French department, of
Ariege and the Spanish province of
Lerida, and its independence is said
to date from the time of Charlemagne
abput 790 A. D. Its entire area is
about 175 square miles, and its pop
ulation less than 6,000. '
The letter of the SyndicGeneral, ac
cording to Mr. Grant, speaks of his in
terest in the great republic of ' the
United States, and congratulates Presi
dent Wilson on the successful way he
has handled the European situation-.
The president says that his republic is
ready to lend its feeeble voice toward
a peace conference. Pedro Ffc-ont is
sued a manifesto of neutrality' at the
outbreak- of the war. which was simi
liar to that issued by President Wil
son. - .
"The people of Andorra are the
hardiest race of people I have ever
seen," said Mr. Grant. They are also
one of the most contented races. No
body is poor and nobody is rich.' The
President's salary is two cheeses, two
capons and a ham from each of the
six little counties or states each year
He" is' elected by the house of Repre
sentatives for a term of four -years.
"Medical treatment is furnished the
citizens of the smallest republic free"
said Mr. Grant. Doctors are paid by
the State. Drugs cost nothing unless
you want something that the druggist
has to send out of the country for.
That should be of much interest to
Americans," he added with asmile. '
"There is only one road in the coun
try and that does not run its entire
length," continued Mr. Grant, "Even
where the road has beeiVbuilt it is
often blocked by avalanches and al
most the only method of travel is on
horseback, the country has, however,
twenty-five miles of the most perfect
trout streams in the world.
. "The food" is not very good, but if
you are not particular about eating
and enjoy pleasing liquids you will be
offered more varieties than you can
think of. The average Malaga wine is
not strong enough for the people of
Andorra, so they make what they call
Malaga cuit. Very good Just one
drink! More than one is too much."
"Although thousands upon thous
1 application of common sense, business
principles by keeping before our mem
bers the necessity of giving of their
time for the study of those every day
problems, both civic.,,and business. .
"Your state officers have given every
effort during . the year to the building
up of a more efficient j machinery for
the state work for a closer co-operation
of the local association with the
state chamber and toward a program
of publicity that would interest every
member and the public at large."
Referring to tne work of the legisla
tive committee Mr. Johnston said it
TO paid the compliment of being
asked in conference by many commit
tees of the last General Assembly and
that every bill endorsed by the Con
necticut Chamber of Commerce was
passed. He recommended that each
Chamber of Commerce through its
standing committee endeavor to kee-p
in much .closer touch with the senator
from its district and the representa
tives than, appeared to be the -case last
winter. Continuing he said:
"Along the line, of co-operation I
wish to urge an entirely different pol
icyVin many of our associations.
"1 is not my province to criticize
but to help build up and yet in my
visits throughout the state I cannot
help but notice in some cities and in
yours the lack of hearty co-operation
between organization officers and the
local municipal officers.
"Tour Chamber of Commerce should
work hand in , hand with the officials
of, your city or town for the upbuild
ing of your community and where this
is not the case it would seem to me to
be a decided laok of Judgment, on some
one's part. ,
I know: exactly what the lack of
real co-operation has meant for the
State Chamber and it has been . our
constant endeavor to reconstruct more
efficient organized b'iness relations
between the local chamber, the offi
cers of the municipality, the members
of the legislature and our Connecticut
Cham'ber of Commerce.
"Once thoroughly united these forces
of business and civic expressions
would carry . forward the solution of
our problems at a rate rever accom
plished before." '.'
Great interest had been shown by a
number of chambers, ' he said, in the
commission form of government and
a committee had ben appointed tp
look into It and make- a report to the
State Chamber.
"The increase in the work ; of the
chamber is " such," he said, "that the
need of an executive secretary ... who
could give largely of; his time to the
work is apparent." He also recom
mended the appointment of standing
committees to "study carefully such
important problems, as our state
finances, state taxation, transporta
tion, ; a stette sewerage policy, indus
trial -legislation and be ready to recj
ommend to the official baards and
more individual co-operation." '-He
also recommended the appointment of
a carefully ; selected committee "who
shall endeavor to .interest our manu
facturers, bankers and business men
in a far-reaching policy for the devel
opment ' of our splendid agricultural
and horticultural possibilities."
In closing- he raid a. tribut tn t-an
former state presidents who1 .died dur
ing the year, A. Howard Abbe of New
Britain and Samuel, E. Vincent of
ands of heads of cattle are raised,
milk and butter are almost unknown
in the country. The only milk; to be
obtained is ewe milk and that is' used
for making cheese. Most of the cattle
issold as yeaL The people, do not
realize the advantages to be gained
through the . tourist trade, and cannot
understand anyone having ' money
enough to come to their country on
a pleasure trip.
. "They have not the go-ahead spirit
every body being satisfied- with their
peasant life, the President himself be
ing a peasant. The post office and the
schools are run by the French govern
ment and all 1 prisoners sentenced for
a long term are sent N to France to
serve their sentences. The only way
the country can be reached from
France is by horseback, and although
there is a fairly good road running in
to the country from Spain it is often
blocked by boulders and the, traveler
has to stop and lift his vehicle over or
around them." -,
Accbrdirig to Mr." Grant some fifty
or sixtyof the young men of the coun
tryare serving in the French army, but
Andorra bLs no standing army of its
own. They are content to live as their
forefathers lived hundreds of years
before them. They are so used to the
scenic beauties of their countrythat
they cannot understand its delights
for the tourist, and they make-absol-their
little republic.
Paris, Oct. 20 The subjoined cur
ious communication "written on thick
official-looking folio paper, without
any indication of its origin has been
delivered by messenger-, at the office4
of the Agence Havas, the principal
news agency of France:
"The United States as the' Prize for
Settlement of the Present European
Conflict." .
"It is stated on high authority that
suggestions have been made in the
diplomatic circles of European chan
celleries declaring that the easiest so
lution and the one most acceptable
to all the warring nations would be
the partition among them of the
United States of America. The
United States of America are a most
inviting prize as compensation for the
sacrifices rendered by these nations,
and an arrangement on the basis
the respective relations of the differ
ent nations is surprisingly practica
ble. -
"So far , from being a visionary
scheme for a solution of this great
world conflict, the fact is only too
apparent that only a small part of the
effort expended in the sanguinary
struggle, now raging, would have suf
ficed to satisfy all nations in their
respective ambitions.
WA noted diplomat declared his sur
prise, that this idea of the partition
of the United States had not emerged
sooner, because the land is so largely
made up of the constituency pf all the
warring nations.
"The tentative plan to satisfy thus
the national ambitions of the Euro-
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Furs of all kinds.
pean countries at war, instead of pro
longing the internicence struggle, is
broadly ooutlined as follows:
"Great Britain is to ocpupy .New
England, Maryland, Virginia,' North
and South Carolina, Georgia ana
Florida. t
"France is to get the French parts
of Eastern Canada and the states of
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Ar
kansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
"Germany is to occupy the states of
New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, In
diana, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri.
Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
"Japan is to take the Pacific Coast,
the state Oregon, Upper and Lower
"Mexico is to be compensated for
Lower " California by ceding to it
Arizona. New Mexico and part of
"Russia will receive Alaska.
- "The Panama Canal will "be de
clared free, while the "Western states.
North and South Dakota, Nebraska,
Kansas, Oklahoma, "Washington,
Montana, "Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and
Colorado will be consolidated into an
imperial crown' domain of the Ger
man Empire.
"Though these 'satisfactions are to
be acquired in a concerted campaign,
each of the several nations is to ef
fect the occupation of its own allotted
territory. i t
"Thus, it isclaimed, would best be
met the rights and interests of the
different nations of old Europe, as it
would safeguard their nationals under
their respective flags.
" '"Whatever be said, about this bold
solution it should be appreciated tnat
in many ways it is more feasible than
the three successive partitions of Po
land, which nevertheless are historic
facts. ' . .-- - '
"Truth is sometimes , stranger than
fiction. This alleged , tentative under
standing of the powers at war may be
relegated to imaginative fiction, but
it is surely not stranger than the so
ber truth, and it might easily take its
form." t r .
An order for 5 9 freigSit fnd passen
ger locomotives,, to ' cost $1,500,1)00-,
was placed with Lima Locomotive
Corporation by the Illinois , Central
Railroad. ' J
E East Side and West End Y
Ifome sould be a place that
is comfortable and inviting
ea?y. chairs' make this a -
reality, as nothing else
will. , Leather Upholstered
Chairs, Morris Chairs, etc.
First of 726 Men In That Office
Not to Have Made
Public Speech. . ,
Oct. 20 Sir Charles
Johnston, who retires from office as
Lord Mayor of London on Nov. 9 is
the first of the 726 .men who have
held that office who can boast that
he has not given or attended a single
public dinner during the whole year
of his incumbency. "That, of course,
is due to the war," he explains, "for
the war has changed all our precon
ceived notions of .what a London
Mayoralty means, we have been a
serious people the past year, with no
time for ceremonials and an eye single
to the grim business before us. Those
who know my horror of speech-making
tell me with a smile that I could
not have had a more congenial may
oralty even if I had selected my own
year." '
The Lord Mayor quits his chair
with at least one regret that he was
unable to carry out his cherished plan
to visit America during his term of
office. "I have many -friends in
America," he said, "and I ' have
crossed the - Atlantic no fewer than
J 8 times. But . for the war I-should
have spent my vacation in the United
States and Canada and have: been the
first Lord Mayor to visit America
while.in office." . -
In reply to a question as to what
particular part of his year's work he
was proudest of. Sir Charles said.
Without any hesitation, I would
answer the estatmsnment or tnat
splendid body of men, the National
Guard of the City of London, , I re
joice to have taken a leading part
in the .inception and t organization of
that important branch , of the' system
of national defense. Other interest
ing features of the year's work on its
war side were my scheme for provid
ing brass bands for recruiting pur
poses,, and later the raising of the
BankerV,- Battalion for the frpnt. Un
der the presidency of the Lord Moyar
Parlor Suites
For the Cottage or Mansion
When Furniture buying, it is just as easy v to procure de
pendable furniture as the "other kind." ;
It is only necessary to come to a store like Geo. B. Clark &
Co. whose reputation fpr quality Fui-niture is firmly
We've Fancy Chairs of every
conceivable kind for the
, Living Boom,- Bedroom,
Den, etc. Our assortment
lis varied enough to meet
all demands. . .
Stoves arid Heaters
for Every Use
Stop In and Inspect Our Very
Complete Lines of Stoves and Heaters
PARLOR STOVES and HEATERS. . . . .$4.50 UP
CRAWFORD RANGES ..... . . . ... . $25 UP
11 Pf
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$9,75 to $25.00
$5.00 to $12.50
$1.35 to $3.50
the National Committee for Relief in
Belgium has raised $5,000,000, and
several other " wartime charitable
funds have had their headquarters in
the mayor's offices. The relief fund
for the Lusitamia did not take I do
not know Afhy, for the circumstances
under which the 1,200 victims lost
their lives were of peculiar horror and
should, I think, have attracted greater
generosity from the public, who had
been especially liberal with the two
previous disasters to the Titanic and
the Empress of Ireland
"I am not a prophet, and I have
no . means of knowing or estimating
the duration of the war, but I hope
that my successor, Sir Charles Wake
field, will see its close, and that be
will be able to associate himself with
the blessings and rejoicings of vic
tory and peace, while I if I am re
membered at all will perhaps be
spoken of as the Lord Mayor of the
War." 1
The new Lord Mayor will take of
fice at midday on Nov. 9, when he
makes the time-honored progress to
the Law Courts to greet and receive ,
the congratulations of the Judges. In i
the evening there is the inaugural 1
banquet in the ancient Guildhall, at
which the members of the cabinet,
the principal - judges, the diplomatic
corps, and a few other notables are
the guests of the -Mayor and his two
The Evening ,
schools of . this city
will be opened Monday evening, with
classes at three centers, Whittier
school for the West End, the High.
Pschool for the middle section: of the
city and Franklin school for the East
Seventeen teachers will have charge
of the worlc in the evening schools. It
is expected the enrollment this year
will be great because of the added
population. ' - :
Elihu Root was voted the honorary
degree of doctor of laws by the Board
of Regents of the University of the
State of New York-
, Rioting broke out among striking .
workers of the knitting mills at Sher
burn, N. Y. Two men were injured
one of whom will probably die.
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