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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT. SATURDAY, FEBRtJARY 2t lQOi.
3 COLLEGIANS' MEALTEST WASHINGTON CHITCHAT UAIGLON , The new Rain Coat, without doubt, the most at tractive number of the whole tribe, made by N. S. & M., which alone is sufficient guarantee. The time to buy a Rain Coat is before it rains, not after, and the kind to buy is the LAIGL0 Come in and try one on can't help liking P the coat and the looks of it and the price. Per . chance you should not like the looks of it on you, we have something else that will suit you. The prices are $12, $15, $17, $18 and $20. AT J05 BANK STREET. R. R. HARDER CO Missouri University Students Dispense With Dinner. Practical Joke Whih Shocked the Senate's Dignity. BOTTLE rOTJUD IN TILLMAFS COAT II : viA; Vi O Id h)o rite WATCHMAN I WHAT OF THE NIGHT? 1 By Sir John Bo wiring "WATCHMAN, What of the Niarhtr' "In the Cross of Christ I Glory" and others of the hymns of Sir John Bowrinfif have won. by their earnestness and devotion, lasting place among the popular religious songs of England and America. Their author was born in Ex eter, England, in .1702 and died there in 1872. He had a long and distinguished career as a writer in various branches of literature, as a traveler and as .a member of parliament and governor of Hongkong. He was made a Knight Commander of the Bath in 1854. T A p ATOHMAN! tell us of the night Vfvf 1 What its signs of promise are! J y Traveler, o'er yon mountain' height See that glory-beaming star! Watchman,does ita beauteous jay Aught of hope or Joy foretell? . V i Traveler, yes; it brings the day Promised day of Israel. Watchman, tell us of the night . Higher yet that star ascends! Traveler, blessedness and light, Peace and truth, its course portends. V Watchman, will its beams alone Gild the spot that gave them blrthl Traveler, ages are its own ) See, it bursts o'er all the earth! 4- THE POOR AND THOSE WHOM THEY MM. RICH By CAROLINE C PCM BERTON. Sociologist, of Philadelphia i in Watchman,, tell us of the night. For thernorning seems to dawn. Traveler; darkness takes its flight Doubt and terror are withdrawn. Watchman, let thy wandering cease; .', Hie thee to thy .quiet home. Traveler, lo I the Prince of Peace '' Lo! the Son of Ood is come.' "i i fell! i S there any connection between the EXTRAVAGANT LUXURY of the rich and the DAILY SUFFER ING of the poor? N Who are "the poor" anyway? Are they simply . the intemperate, the incompetent, the vicious and oc casionally the unfortunate? , Surely we all know that intemperance, incompetency, vice and tniafortune are NOT CONFINED TO ANY CLASS, but are as common among the prosperous as among the poor. i v We know also that in one class the largest class of all we find widespread, increasing poverty as its chief characteristic, and the people of this class we call "the poor." , . AGAIN' WE ASK, WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THUS DISTIN GUISHED 8INCE THE DAYS OF CHRIST THUS SET APART AS THE POOR 7" , ." ' 1 ' But the persistent questioner has another question to ask: Why, in the name of heaven, are these useful people who do so much for .' the welfare of all who are so absolutely indispensable to our com fort and happiness why are they known as "the poor?" ARE iTHEY NOT ALL PAID for their useful 'work? Why do they nbt save their wages and grow rich ? y Has our philanthropist been asleep for half a century that he xloes not know of the extraordinary growth of mechanical inven tions which has changed the hand worker into a MACHINE FEED ER in nearly every shop and mill in the country ? Does he not know that every child, woman , or boy employed j throws a MAN out of work ? 1( Child labor is a two edged sword that cuts its way right and left Jthrough the rank and file of the hosts of labor. It degrades and 7 - WTcfa ttifk TlTV li"f XpT-lllo if. pasi f.ViA fTina manlv tvioti Aiif r-f Anrrti to tramp from street to street and city to city IN SJSARCH OF A "JOB." , s Behold him this latest product of our civilization the man out of a job I The man thrown out of a job because little children, young girls, boys and women, are now feeding the machines that do the work he might be doing, and do it 100 per cent faster than he could possibly do it. It is not a question of whom to blame for present conditions. It is a question of SEEING THINGS AS THEY ARE and observ ing closely the course of events. Never before have men and women sought to solve the terrible problems of the working class in a democracy lighted, by the great torches of universal suffrage and a free public school system. -IF IT BE THE DS3TINY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS WE SHALL SIMPLY BE FOLLOWING THE NAT URAL', EVOLUTION OF . OUR HISTORICAL IDEALS THAT, BEGAN Kxperlment to Do Wltltovt the Mid day Meal la to La Four Blootb. O-rer Two , Hundred Students Umto Pledged Themselves to Give It . a Fair Trial. A conviction that tbey will be nrcch more brilliant Intellectually and much better physically has led 250 students of Missouri university to pledge them selves to eat only two meals a day for four motftbs. Tbey bave eliminated dinner, wnicb is served in the middle of the day in the Missouri institution, says a Columbia dispatch. Tbe leaders in this food temperance movement are seniors, and that makes it all the more remarkable. It Is not ; the custom of seniors in any seats of learning to confess that their mental faculties could be sharpened. But those in Missouri university who have given the two meals a day rule a fair test declare that they are not only in far better physical condition,' but that their minds are incapable of more and better work; also they have cut down tte cost of living exactly one-third. I The Missouri students have conduct ed Independent experiments. They be gan with the investigations of DeNean Stafford of tSolivar, Mo., and Thomas' Wright Kobinson of. Macon, Mo., who are in the senior law department. Both devoted their spare time to studying chemistry, and independently they ar rived at the conclusion that mankind is miserable because of the, abuse put upon "Little Mary." Stafford and Robinson , talked to Thomas W. F. Schurmeyer, also a law department senior and the attorney of Lathrop dormitory, who became most enthusiastic and who announced that he would maike the first test. He made formal declaration of his, intent to hi3 fellow students in the dormitory, say ing that he would not eat the midday meal, dinner, for thirty days. At first the others thought it was a Joke, and when they found that Schurmeyer was very much in earnest they chaffed him' shamefully. The other students made life so miserable for him that he was about to Abandon the experiment when Stafford and Robinson made public an nouncement that they were going to try the two meals a day experiment A week later two "more students, E. B. Forbes and A. M. Peary, poined the experimenters, and the others wearied of poking fun at them and became' really interested, I At the end of his thirty days of going without dinner each student made a formal report. There was a remarka ble similarity. Each young man said that be suffered from hunger during the first two weeks, especially at night, but in no case was, the craving f 01 food severe, and it soon passed away.. Each of them, said that he ate no more at breakfast and supper than had been his habit when he also ate dinner. They were unanimous in reporting a marked improvement in health and spirits, the greatest benefit being no ticed in the third week. The effect up on their minds was more pronounced than on their body. Stafford and Rob inson gained four and six pounds in weight, but the weight of .-the others was not affected. Each of the four as serted vigorously that he was not only , able to. study more, but that he could , master a subject in far less time. This made the students take deep interest in the two meals a day plan. A mass meeting was called, and near ly, the whole student body attended. The reading of the reports aroused such enthusiasm that a resolution x abolishing dinner was offered before ' the discussion. But the pioneers said they had better talk over the matter; first. The question was raised about j the meal it was best to omit, v ' . "We have all experimented on that," Stafford told them. "I . tried going without each meal in turn, and I found that dinner is the least difficult to eliminate. We all found that break- fast is the most essential of all. Per sonally I f bund it almost impossible to study in the morning when I went without my breakfast. When I went without supper I found that I became hungry about bedtime and that I did not sleep as well as usual." , j As the discussion progressed ' opposi tion developed. ' While a majority were , in favor of eliminating dinner, the" opposition managed to retain their midday meal for a time by having the proposed change referred to the facul ty, and to that august body was pre-1 sented this petition: Whereas, By scientific Investigation it ! has been discovered that man's health, comfort and convenience are best con served by eating two meals a day instead of three, and. Whereas, This plan would reduce our j board from J1.E0 a week to $1 a week, and, i whereas, we desire to live as econom ically as possible, we most respectfully request that no noon meal be served lo the future In Lathrop hall. It is a wise faculty that knows its own business. That of Missouri uni versity, seeing into the future and re alizing the possibilities of official ac tion in taking from its students their daily dinner, astutely announced that it was none of its affairt If the stu dents wished to go without their din ner the faculty could not make them eat; If they wanted their dinner it was being served In Lathrop hall. The two meals a day advocates call ed another mass meeting, and the prop osition to formally abolish the midday meal in Lathrop hall and serve only breakfast and supper was carried by a large majority. The experiment is to last for four months, and 250 stu dents have pledgor! themselves to give It a fair trial. South Carolina Senator Asserts It Is m, Cure For Throat Trouble and Bars He Gets D runic Only at Ban uets and Even Then Can Find the Way Home Uott the President's Answer Surprised a Western Con rressman. Senator B. R. Tillman of South Caro lina was engaged in a colloquy with Senator J. W. Bailey of Texas in the senate tbe other day, and both were standing, says the New York Herald's Washington correspondent. , Senator F. G. Warren of Wyoming slipped behind Mr. Tillman and drew a bottle from the outside pocket of the latter's coat He held it up, uncorked it and put it to his nose. Then he put the bottle back in Mr. Tillman's pocket. The South Carolina senator, who was speaking, was facing Senator Bailey and was unconscious of the incident. A ripple of laughter was heard in the galleries, but senators on the floor were shocked. .They hoped the matter would go no further, but a few mo ments afterward Mr. Tillman, who had been told by Senator Bacon what had occurred, rose and said: ' . '' "I do not wish to magnify a trivial incident, but I am informed that a friend of mine unknown to me took a bottle from my pocket, smelled and put it back. Now, in order that the newspaper men and there are many who can see no good in me whatever- may not misrepresent me before the country-1' wish. to state that that bottle-contained boracic add; which I am using for a throat trouble. : ; "Had, I known the senator from Wyoming wanted a drink I would have provided something s,trong. Then he would not have put the bottle back in my pocket." . ; V Mr. Hoar and the other .senators who believe in the traditional dignity of the senate shuddered, and' they almost groaned when Senator Warren replied "It has been rumored that some sena tor has been smuggling a bottle into this chamber. Now, I know that the senator from South Carolina does not touch or taste" "Hold on!" shouted Mr, .Tillman: "I do touch and taste, but I don't get drunk, except at banquets, and then not drunk enough but what l can find my way home or that I had to be bauU ed home.".;' ,': -,:;'f ' -f;-'. ' This was too much for Senator W. B. Allison, who,raised a warning finger to Mr. Tillman, who resumed his seat. Mr. Warren persisted in going on, but i Mr. Allison went over and whispered to him, and with a few apologetic words tbe senator from Wyoming took his seat. While evidently intended in a spirit of funthe affair was the talk of both ends of the capitol. Nearly all senators think the incident should be expunged from the record,- and this is likely to be done. The day following the last bf the receptions at the'vWhIte House, which was. given in honor of the senate and nouse or representatives, a new mem-r ber from one of the .western states, whose wife was unable to accompany him to the reception and who had oc casion to visit the president in his office, felt that he was obliged to ex plain the reason for the absence of his wife, says the Washington correspond ent of the New York Times. "Mr. President,", said the new mem ber1, "I regret that Mrs. Blank was un able to be present with' ,me last night at; the reception on account of illness." "De-lighted," said the president, fall ing into his now familiar formula. , "I hope you enjoyed yourself." , . r. President MILLARD of the Danbury (Conn.) Rational Bank, says: Linonine has been used in my family wit great success, both as' a builder and strength re newer, and in curing coughs and colds. It is a preparation of surpass ing worth and I heartily recommend It. T. C. MILLARD. . AT ALL DRUG STORES 25, 50, $L A SNAP For Saturday and Monday. I $8 worth,' 80 . Green Trading Stamps with 1 bottle. Port or Sherry Wine, 50c. - $2 worth, 20 Green Trading Stamps with 1 bottla Country, Club Catsup, 18c. ( ', " ' ' , $2 worth, 20 Green Trading Stamps with 6 bars Laundry Soap. 25c. y ' - ; ; ' -. FREE- -$4 worth, 40 Green Trading Stamps with the V. following order at 48c. 1 Quart Maple Syrup 1 Pkg Buckwheat Flour 1 Jar Jelly ( THE mm 25c , . . ; 15C . x .- 8c '. '' ) . ... , , . ; SUPPLY CO., 118 SOUTH MAIN ST. Telephone 711-4. Water. llle Delivery Kohlay. Hangatuck Delivery luesday and Friday K SWORD j EXERCISE i ON ; A'? JAPANESE WARSHIP. The complete preparedness in every department of the Japanese navy has caused a revision of the opinion ; that the Jap's courage is commingled 'with shortsightedness. Japan's naval marksmanship has already been tested in the present war, aind it is safe to assert that if by some unusual combination of circumstances the crews of two opposing vessels should be pitted , against eacb. other 'in a band to hand fight the little "Yankees of the East" would give a good account; of themselves, for sword exercise is today as regularly practiced as it the days when "boarding, was inevitable" In sea fighting. ; , Representative Mann of Chicago has been suffering for some time from a carbuncle on his neck. It is a big carbuncle and a painful one and Mr. Mann hadn't laughed for a month until thether day, says the New York World. lie was walking gingerly down toward 'the capitol when twb little girls who live next door to him saw him. "What's the matter with Mr. Mann?" asked one of the little girls. "Oh," replied the other with an assumption of much wisdom, "he's got a belt buckle on his neck." ft I'll A drawn from the strength-giving portion of the kernel, and refined to absolute purity, is a brief idea of the goodness of Secretary of War Taf t will have more changes made in the war depart ment than the substitution of a new chair at his desk for the one occupied by his predecessor, Mr. Root,' saya the Washington correspondent of the PhiT adelphia Press. Judge Taft's avoirdu pois has suggested the necessity of greater protection on the winding stairways In the big state, war and navy building. He is a trifle over six feet in height and weighs 320 pounds. He does not patronize the department elevators, but walks up and down the stairways leading to his office. Tl!b first time he walked down these wind ing steps he was impressed by the dan ger of falling over the low balustrade. A man of his height and weight by a single-misstep or slipping on the gran ite stair might easily be thrown clear over the . balustrade and meet with death or very serious Injury. The stairways in this building are hot in a straight line, but cover a seg ment of a circle in running from one floor to another. The inner side has a balustrade that would be no protection to any one who might stumble, and the granite steps are very narrow near the railings. The treacherous charac ter of these steps was at once noticed by Judge Taf t, and he has recommend- ed that n higher balustrade be built to prevent accident. V CORN SYRUP The Great spread . 5 for Daily Breads A food article and table delicacy that niixKft nil tastes. AoDetmne. nutri tious; makes you eat Apre-digestedfood ready for use by the blood independent of , digestive function, therefore agreeable to the weakest stomach.7 A trial tin will tell. Sold in airtight, f rktiontop tnn. lOfc, 25c nd 50c t rocr. CORN PRODUCTS CO., Nw Yrk and Chlotgo. .'(.':.v:''i '.?ifb.h:: ... .. ju. TIME TABLE. UiantiAND DITTOS ' Trains leave Meadow street station for Boston, Hartford and way station t 7 .-00 and a .m.; 12:38, S0. 8."G1 . m.-ly:f-, ;y y - Trains arrive at Meadow street ata Woii from Ponton. Hartford and way taHonn at 8. U:40 a. m.: 15, 6fiJ and 7S8 p. tn.r Trains !ave Mesdow utTMt "tattoa for New York. Flsnktli Tending. Dan bury nnd way Mtatlons at 8:13 a: ca i nd 10 and 624 p. m. Trains arrive at XTwAnvr nfrmt rta , tlon from New York. PliihkHl Latidlns. ; Panbury and war stations at 8S3 v in.; ".12.34 and R04 p. m. ' N V FUNDAT TBAIN8. ' 1 ( reave Meadow street station at 8&3, 10 .-05 a. m.; 2:00. BK)5 aud 7AK p. m. Arrive at Meadow ntnset ftntlon at D:50. 1120 a. m.; 4150. 6:50 and p. m. " -V -. ' y NAUGATUCK DIVISION. Trs!n leave. Bnk afreet ftfaftnn tat JCew York. PfMeeport. New Haven und other ptnce onth at &ti. sTflS. 10 K2 a. m.; 1:40. 3)5, 4:40, 6:15 an 800 x. mvh "--,2- ," , . Trs rrlve' rrret ntnHnn from Nw. York Prldeenort. New TTa- p-OK a. m.: 1t4. 8:40, 5:20. 6,:50 6:48, 8:48 p. tn.t 1239 a. m. , T?n tnve Rnk ct-rt tdHrtn fr;. mooted nnfl wny tstton at lO-TO a. tn.: 8:41. 5 !22 rCTaterviHe our lyv fl-48 nd 8:48 p m. :' Trnln arrive, nt Bank afreet nnffon fr-nrry Wlnatfft flT)d WV fnftortA fi 7:K5, ,10:f2 a. m.t; 8K)5. R:47 (Water tltiet p.. m.- i .:.'" Trnlrsn leave Wan "fret-l atalfon fm tprntortrtwn nnA -'war tatfona at -4"C 8-28. 113 a m.t 1:i80. 3:t1 !S:10, G;12, fl-nn. 8:R3 and 1120 p. m. frnlTm arrive at Rank trt atatlon fl-40. 7:47. 10:ST nA.: 10 4$ 5:52. 6 7:45. 11:16 p. m. I . ' ;;:C;:-:;P7NT?ATJTJtATNa. ' rflvVank streVt station for Nt fork. Brldjceport and New fTarn t 7:05, 8:30 a, m.; 10, 5:13 aod Sl09 ifc m. ':V"":"''r '' Arrive at Pank afreet mtn ffon from ew York, Brldreport and New Haves at 9:53 a. n .: 1:13. 7:52 9.85 p. m. Tieave Mnk street station for Water town and way stations at 9:58 a. m. and, 8:03 p. m..1 Arrive nt Pnnk atref t ataflon ttom Watertown and way stations at 3 a m. and 4r58i p. aa., , . .. . . BfERIDEN BRANCDL ' Tralna leave Dublin street station tot Mlddletown and way stations at 8 3 a. m. and 6:15 p. m. j . Trains arrive at Dublin street station from Mlddletown and way stations at 7 ."50 a. m. and 8:ft8 p. in. Trains Teavs Dublin arreet atatten for New Haven by my of Cheshire at 70, 8:43, 11:10 a m.. 1:50, 4fll p. m. Trains anire at Dublin street sto tfon from New Raven by way ot ' Cheshire at 933 a. m.; 115, 820. 65, . 7K5 p. m. r y SUNDAY TRAINS. : f eave DWln afreet aratlon for Naw Paven by way of Cbeshlra at T0 a. to.: R:f0 p. m. - ; ; . ' Arrive nt' Dublin street station from , New Haven by way of Chashlra t 9fi0 a, sa.1 80 p. nu : u , . Awn Cherry Fectoral This Is the medicine doctors have prescribed for sixty years for coughs, colds, croup, bron chitis, consumption. I'dwmS?! V CIGARETT1LS ALL y TURKISH i TOBACCO BTrtrfcf 4 A 10 for 10c. JLIlggCbl ; . ' I : . V Seller in , . jSS0';i K :;" . : jMyV FREE v . 5 dainty maids of as many nations, ' i -J -V-v- c "Y l lkT.r DltrtniM. each holding her country's emblem. &V 4: A ' - NCW PiCttirCS. Full of snap and go, the finest t - " fe'.VVf. . A f pictures we bave ever issued you know what, that 'i . rLs. Full set free f . , . , M ' ' 'LA "' for 6o Turkish A f xjil&Q -A- .iiU.m'--n , ,.... m WITH THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. r -