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THE FARMER: DECEMBER 13, 1917
AMERICAN DESTROYER JACOB
JONES TORPEDOED AND SUNK
GTORY OF SUFFRAGISTS
IN NEW YORK IS ASCRIBED
TO INFLUENCE OF GERMANS
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Mrs. James W. Wadsworth Issues a Statement in
Which She Warns Country of What She
Characterizes As Pacifist and Pro-German Influence.
The American destroyer Jacob Jones, which was torpedoed by the Ger
mans ana sunK, only 37 of lis crew being saved.
The flrat session of the Council of
Trent, whose decisions constitute the
standard of faith, discipline and mor
als of the Roman Catholic Churcn,
was held 872 years ago today. The
city which was the scene of this
epochal council ia called Trient by the
Austrians and Trente by the Italians,
It is in the Austrian Tyrol, not far
from the Italian border, and consti
tutes a part of the "Italia Irrodenta,"
which Italy has sought to recover In
the present war. The council con
tinued its sessions for eighteen years,
aftd decreed, with anathemas, the
canon of the Scripture .including the
Apoorypha, and the church as its
sole Interpreter; the traditions to ha
equal to the Scripture; the seven sac
raments of baptism, confirmation, the
Lord's supper, penance, extreme unc
tion, orders and matrimony; and
many other doctrines, including tran
substantiatlon, purgatory .indulgences,
celibacy of the clergy, and the auri
cular confession. The doctrine of the
immaculate conception of the Virgin
did not become an essential article
in the Roman Catholic faith until
1854, and some other doctrines are
also of later date than the ' council
of Trent, but for the greater part of
the faith of the Roman Catholic
Chur.ch was formulated at the fa
mous gathering of churchmen In the
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Mrs. James W. Wadsworth, wife of
the New York Senator, after a confer
ence with leading opponents of woman
suffrage, issued a statement in which
she warned the country against what
she characterized as pro-German and
pacifist influence back of the suffrage
movement at this time.
Mrs. Wadsworth says that, in the
recent New York election, German
support which went to Hillquit, the
Socialist candidate, also went for wo
man suffrage. She asserts that pro
German and pacifist influences are
working to have the suffrage amend
ment put through Congress and then
passed by the necessary three-fourths
of the State Legislatures so that later,
in a referendum, women will be count
ed on to vote the country out of the
Mrs. Wadsworth links socialism,
suffragism, and pacifism in an alli
ance, and says It is necessary for the
voters of the country to throw the
weight of their influence against it.
To that purpose she airects her state
ment to the women of the twenty-five
states in which, she says, there are
350,000 women enlisted in anti-suffrage
organizations, urging them to
work hard to combat the effect of the
In analyzing the Hlllquit vote of
142,178, Mrs. Wadsworth points out
that this was a gain of 110,021 votes
over the normal Socialist vote of 1913
and 1916. During those three years,
she says, the real Socialist vote did
not increase 1,000. In 1910, she says,
there were 102,513 German-born men
of voting age in New York, and their
number was increased sufficiently to
accurately account for the increase of
110,021 votes that went to HJllquit.
These voters, Mrs. Wadsworth de
clares marked their ballots for Hlll
quit and also voted for woman suf
frage. She alludes to the defeat of
woman suffrage in Ohio as compared
to the vote in New York as evidenc
ing the Influence of pro-Germanism.
Sirs. Wadsworth's Appeal
In her letter to the anti-suffrage
leaders Mrs. Wadsworth says:
Tha Kew York suffrage victory may
prove a means of arousing the people
of America to the peril of woman suf
frage. An analysis of the New York
vote shows that suffrage was carried
there by pro-Germans and pacifists.
The inclosed statement proves this
clearly. Therefore, suffrage in New!
York has raised a greater issue than
It has helped suffragists in their
efforts to force the Federal amend
ment. The next step after the Federal
amendment would be the demand for
a referendum to men and women j
voters on this war!
Nothing could so divide our cbuntry
6r help the Kaiser. With Russia be
trayed, defeated by internal discord
and Socialism, every patriotic Ameri
can must be brought to realize that
doubling the electorate at this time
might lead to defeat in this war.
We must arouse every real' Ameri
can man and woman to this menace
of the triple alliance Socialism, suf
Will you add the weight of your in
fluence to carry these facts to the
people of your state?
The statement accompanying the
"How the pro-Germans and pacl-:
fists forced suffrage upon New York:
"Woman suffrage was carried in
New York by pro-Germans, pacifists
and Socialists. The election figures
"The suffragists actually polled few
er votes outside of New York city than
they did in 1915, but the pacifist, pro
German, Socialist vote cast for Hlllquit
carried woman suffrage.
"Hillquit ran on a pacifist platform.
He opened his campaign by speaking
in German to German-Americans. He
insisted that every man who voted for
him should not only vote, but work
for woman suffrage.
"The Socialist gain, the suffrage
gain and the number of German voters
iss imilar in every borough of Greater
"Mr. Hillquit polled 142,178 votes.
This was a gain of 110,021 votes over
the legitimate Socialist vote of 1913
Calls It Anti-American
"The proof that this was not a le
gitimate Socialist vote, but a pro-German,
pacifist, anti-American vote, ls
found in the fact that in three years,
from 1913 to 1916, the regular Social
ist vote of Greater New York did not
increase 1,000. Russell, the Socialist
candidate in 1913, received 32,057
votes. Benson, the Socialist candidate
in 1916, received only 51,787 votes,
and the Socialist Labor candidate re
ceived only 1,333 votes in New York
"Hillquit gained this sudden, signifi
cant increase of 110,000 votes in a
city where, according to the United
States census of 1910, there were 102,
513 German-born men of voting age
naturalized or with first papers. This
was in 1910. Since then the number
of German-born men who have rushed
to obtain American citizenship is
enough to explain the entire Hillquit
increased vote of 110,000 very signifi
cantly. "As these men, one by one, marked
"In the Twenty-second Assembly
District, where the largest suffrage
vote was cant, the Socialists also made
their greatest gain and polled their
"In the entire city, the Socialists re
ceived 107,805 more votes than the
largest previous Socialist vote in every
"In the entire city the suffragists
received 95,913 more votes, and the
aiiLi-Buiiragisis v a, ass lewer .votes
tnan in lsis.
"Even in their difference, the fig
ures are significant.
"If, as Mr. Hillquit said, 'all these
Socialist votes were cast for the wo
man suffrage amendment," the suf
frage and Socialist gains would be the
same unless the Buffragists lost 12,
000 votes, and the anti-suffragists
game a n.ooo votes from other
ALICE HAY WADSWORTH.
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standard DiicagRY. I
Hartford. Dec. 13 Government
moving picture operators are coming
to Connecticut within a day or twt for
tne purpose ef making films which
will preserve for all time direct evid
ence of the great part this state Is
taking in providing munitions for the
use of America and her allies.
The moving picture camera men
who will come here are officers of the
Signal Corps of the United States
Army, and have been assigned to the
Committee on Public Information for
this special work. The films which
they are making are the official
United -States government war films.
Prints of part of them will be avail
able by the government for public
showing throughout the country. In
this state they will be shown exclu
sively under the auspices of tha
Connecticut State Council of Defense,
which under an agreement with the
Committee on Public Information by
wnicn it bears Connecticut share in
the expense of making America's war
films, is to be the only asrencv in
Connecticut through which these films
can be secured for showine within
The Goverinment operators who
will come here with their movins
picture machines are Captain Albert
JJawson and First Lieuteant J. T. Mc
Donald of the Signal corps. They
will work under the general direction
of Walter Niebuhr, Assistant Direc
tor of the Division of the Films of
the Committee on Public Information.
ine Connecticut State Council of De
fense wi llsasist the government mov
ing picture men in filming the reels
which are to be taken in this state.
Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury,
Hartford and other places are to be
The government operators will
probably be in Connecticut for a week
or ten days. The pictures which they
make here will be made up largely of
views in Connecticut's great munition
plants, yet the part this state is play
ing in the government's ship-build
ing program will not be neglected.
ine rums thus made will be added
to the collection of subjects which
the Committee on Public Information
13 distributing through the various
agencies it has appointed in the sev
eral states. The Connecticut State
Council of Defense already has re
ceived five reels of the official gov
ernment films, and these will be
shown publicly for the first time at
benefit performances at the Palace
Theatre and at the Majestic Theatre,
Hartford, at 2:15 p. m. on Sundav.
Later they will be shown at bene-
rit performances in other cities. The
btate council of Defense has aereed
to pay its share of the government's
expense in America's official war
"movies." The Council has decided
that the State Treasury should not
De drawn upon to meet an expense
oi tnis kind, and consequently has
created the "Council of Defense War
Fund". When the Pictures are shown
It will be at benefits at which there
will be a charge for admission, and
the proceeds will tro to this fund
From this fund the expenses of secur
ing tne official U. S. A. war films
for Connecticut will be paid, and the
Daiance will be devoted to war ob
jects on vote of the Council. All the
ornclal moving pictures made by the
government which are released for
public showing will be included in
the series of films which the council
is to receive, and will be shown in
Connecticut only under its direction.
In order that this part of its edu
cational work may be handled " in a
systematic manner, the Council has
organized a division of moving pic
tures as a part of its Committee on
Publicity. W. D. Ascoutrh of Hart
ford is director, Charles B. Beach of
iiartrora is assistant director, and H.
Trowbridge Allen of Hartford Is
their ballots for Hlllquit and against treasurer. The Committee on Pub
licity of the Council, and a special
committee consisting of three mem
bers of the Council Chairman R. M.
Bissell, Major Howard A. Giddings
and Joseph W. Alsop-r-will assist iii
directing this new work.
These make up the usual
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For years the host and hostess have been asking themselves
that same question especially whenever tho occasion hap
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parties, JJow, there is a ready answer i
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You will find Bevo
In pattenrlzad bottlaa, baraiatloallr
pvtnt -crowned t lata, rmten
rants, department and drnc e tores,
soda fountains, pionlo aronnds, bass
ball parks, dining cara, steamships
and other places wbsrs rcfresbiag,
beverages are sold.
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Haire the bottle opened in your presence, first secins th.t the msI hn not been
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and Is bottled exciuervely by
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Wholesale Dealers BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
the war they thought the secrecy of
the ballot box would shield their sub
marine attempts to stop this war. But
the figures expose this trick unmerci
fully. The United States government
has already announced its discovery
that pro-Germans throughout the
country were using socialism as a
shield for sedition.
"Consider these facts:
"In Manhattan there were 40,786
male voters of German birth.
"In Manhattan there were 37,306
mere votes cast for Hillquit than any
other Socialist candidate received be
fore. There were 32,440 more votes
tor wnman suffrage than in 115.
There were 33,486 fewer votes against
woman suffrage than in 1916.
I "In Brooklyn there were 34,100
' maio voters of German birth. In
! Brooklyn the Socialists gained 36,631
votes, ine surrragls3 lost 31,890 votes.
"In the Eighth Assembly District
the anti-suffragists won where the
lowest Socialist vote was cast and the
smallest Socialist pain was made. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Milon B. Hawley and
Clayton Hawley have been recent
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Haw
ley in Bridgeport
The young people of this vicinity
enjoyed the first skating party of the
season on Turney's pond on Tuesday
Miss Jennie Lynch was a week
end guest of her parents in Sandy
A station agent has been hired for
the depot and Is now settled in thi
vicinity. The choir of the Baptist church j
held a rehearsal at the home of Mrs.
M. B. Hawley on Tuesday evening.
The local schools were closed on
Thursday afternoon and the teach
ers attended a meeting at the center
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morgan are
spending some time In New York
Perkins Nichols, who is a student!
at Brown's University ,is spending a
few weeks at his home here.
A meeting of the Red Cross Auxil
iary was held at the home of Mrs.
Banks Goodsell on Wednesday. Three
X'mas boxes were filled for the three
soldiers from this section of the
Mrs. George Cllngan who has been
111 Is now greatly Improved In health.
Raymond Latham of Bridgeport,
has visited Mr. and Mrs. William Kru-
ger for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Harved Tomllnson,
who are now nicely settled In their
new home, are at home to their
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith have
packed a large box of goodies and
sent it across to Dr. Smith's brother
who is at present somewhere In
The teachers and pupils of the lo
cal school are preparing for Christ
A supper and entertainment will be
church on Friday evening, December
13th. Fancy articles and aprons will
be for sale.
While they are lying about things,
the spies and plotters might as well
tell some lies that people will believe.
So far the Pacificists have not
tried their words of reason and Jus
tice on any mad dogs or wild bulls.
Some candidates seem to talk about
fitness, when the real question is
whether they ' have helped enough
other candidates get office so as to
secure support for themselves.
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plasters or ointments, acts quickly
and does not clog the pores. It does
not stain the skin.
You don't need to rub it pene
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neck, sciatica, lame back, toothache,
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For spreAas. strains, bruises, black
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Its use is so universal that you'll
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10 WjNTHE IB
Victories Won at Home by an
Army of Nearly 2,000,
EXTRA EFFORTS CAUSED
BY ARMY PREPARATIONS
Supplies Carried to the Various Mili
tary Camps Since Last April Would
Fill a Freight Train Stretching
From Hartford to Within a Few
Miles of Chicago Other Important
This Is the fourth article of a
aeries on America's war prepa
rations, secured from federal of
fiolals by the Publicity Commit
tee of the Connecticut State
Council of Defense for publica
tion In Connecticut newspapers.
They will deal with all phases of
the Nation's organization for
war, and will be as complete and
Informative as the exigencies of
military strategy will permit.
This has been called a railroad war.
America's preparation for such a war
la a greater railroad mileage than that
of the entire continent of Europe, and
a railroad army of 1,750,000 employ
ees. Already the railroads, mobilized
under their War Board at Washing
ton, hare won some, important vic
tories. Up to November 12 the number of
carloads of construction materials and
furnishings brought Into the National
Army cantonments was 79,184. . To
the same date building supplies used
In the Guard camps amounted to 32,
370 carloads; and 9,649 carloads had
been shipped into the Aviation camps.
A standard box car of 100,000
pounds' capacity is forty feet and six
inches long. If all the cars carrying
material for these three classes of
camps could be coupled together, the
train that would result would extend
from Hartford to within a few miles
of Chicago, 111.
That is a long train. It represents
a great burden added on to the task
accomplished by the railroads In the
record-breaking year of 1916. But the
carrying of construction materials to
the cantonments is only a small part
of the total increase in traffic for 1917.
After the camps had been buiR, t-e
railroads had to move the men into
them. They have also had to carry
to the Atlantic seaboard, from all
parts of the country, the men who
have gone to France. Up to Novem
ber 19 they had carried a total of
1,800,000 soldiers to camps and ports
And after the men have been moved
tho railroads have to carry supplies to
them. Evry day 8,500 caoada of
food and coal are being hauled to th
National Guard and National . Arms
camps alone. ,
Up to November 12 a total of T7,00
carloads of freight had been handle
for the Shipping Board. This ngur
represents a part of the traffic involve
ed by the building of 1,400 new ships)
An enormously greater number of cart
have rolled down to Atlantic and Gull
ports loaded with supplies and muni
tions for ships already built to. carrj
to France and England and Italy, ..
All modern military and commercial
activity is based on coal and oil, baj
especially on coal No figures raves
more clearly tha extent of tha hi
creased effort put forth In tha laaj
half year by America generally mai
by the railroads In particular than Va
figures on the coal traffic.
In the six months from May to Oflj
tober, inclusive, there -were movM
150,000 more carloads of hard coaj
than in the same months of 1916, an
751,000 more carloads of soft
Figuring an average coal ear at
length of 33 feet, the total Inc
for half of 1917 over the correspond
lng half of 1916 may be represents
by a solid trainload of coal extend
from New Haven through New Ton
to New Orleans, to Los Angeles and
on up the coast to Seattle, and theq
east again to a point In Montana, sol
many miles from Butte.
The day is past whea It was th
good citizen's duty to fight the raft
roads. The railroads are doing thea
best on a tremendous job. The cltizea
can do part of his bit by helping thera
In any small way that he can.
"WTTV UNITED STATES
' --- x IS THE BICHEST
NATION. There are twice as
many cattle and swine ' In tho
United States as In any other
country, with a total value of
live stock products of more than
The corn crop Is ten times
greater than that of any other
The wheat crop Is bigger than
that of any rival.
The cotton output ia mora
than half the world's supply. .
The coal production of nearly '
half a billion tons Is twice that
of Britain, our nearest com
petitor. - -.'
The oil production of nearly
300,000,000 barrels Is twice that
of Russia, which ranks second.
The output ef iron and steel
is twice that of Germany, our
We produce more copper titan
all of the remainder of the world
In manufactured goods last
year, our output was more than
The balance of exports ever
Imports amounted to over $S,
000,000,000. The gold reserve of about $3,
000,000,000 Is more than one
third of the world's total. '
The wealth Is mora than $2,000
for every man, woman and child.
In the country.
The railroad mileage Is mora
than double' that of all Europe,
The total wealth of Britain,
Germany and France amounts to
$227,500,000,000. That of tha
United States aggregates $250,
000,000,000, - , , - : :,