Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut (2024)

of by The Hartford Onurant Established 1764. FRIDAY MORNING. AUG. 1, 1919. Published by THE HARTFORD COMPANY ANY Courant Building.

Hartford, Conn. Oldest Newspaper in America Published Daily. Entered at the Postoffice in Hartford. as Class Matter. New Britain-11 Church Street.

South Bristol--New Manchester- -Room House Lilley-Tracy Block. Hale Block. Ney, Chicago York-1103 -Tribune World Building. Bldg. Subscription Rates: Daily Courant, 8.00 Six months, three 2.00 Munday Courant, one 3.50 Daily and Sunday, one .25 Daily and Sunday, one 1.00 Daily and Sunday, three 2.90 Daily and Sunday, six 5.75 Daily and Sunday, one 11.50 Delivered in Hartford.

TWENTY-TWO PAGES. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively titled use for republication of news dispatches credited to it or otherwise credited in this paper and the local news published herein, All rights of republication of special patches herein are also reserved and may be taken without credit to Courant' On June 7th there were sixty-two electric railways in the hands of ceivers and these operated 5,912 miles of track. How long ago each of these regarded as a gold mine? The "Springfield Republican," which has always been tenderfooted about Germany, i is against trying kaiser and it says no senator "has the nerve" to offer a reservation the league treaty against the plan. It strikes us that the "nerve" is found in the proposition that the United States should take such ground. The "Columbia State" of South Carolina reports that the South Caro-1 lina Railroad, twenty-four miles long, has been sold for $84,000.

The running of trains stopped some time and it was planned to take up the rails and sell them. The railroad commissioners stopped that and proered service to be resumed, but the sale was made on the day when the hearing was to be held. Railroads at $3,500 a mile are a novel spectacle. THE REASON. Our friends of the democratic bound willy-nilly to Woodrow Wilson, quote the following with Courant is profoundly grateful to Wilson for his splendid utterances that have inspired and thrilled the world and is cordialBy supporting his prosecution of the war for democracy.

We have nothing to take back; on the contrary we advise our neighbors to look through the files of "The Courant" and they will find abundant evidence that the paper cordially sustamed the President after he at last did cease to "keep us out of war." His addresses were splendid. No man ever lived who handled the English language more gracefully and more ably than Woodrow Wilson. He is a great master of rhetoric. But his magnificent phrases become after a while tiresome. His "voice of America" and his "heart of the world" lose impressiveness when appears that his is not the voice of America and that the location of the heart of the world is uncertain.

The President, after being pulled through the war by the loyal cooperation of republican leaders, who accepted restrictions on American personal liberty such as were never even thought of before, turned about at the first opportunity and in an address to the public urged that the republicans be set aside as he needed democrats to win the war, by the way, came to an end a few days after he had been denied the indispensable aid, It has turned out that his rhetorical war for democracy is a war for the democratic party, which is himself. His beautiful phrases do not analyze as well as they sound. He has been on both sides of every important question that has come up. He declared prohibition and suffrage were strictly state matters and the national government should leave them there, and now he backs both amendments. He was for thinking neutrally and against war and then had to be for it.

He got the good will of the prohibitionists by ordering that policy during the war and now he calls on congress to undo the law. thus showing sympathy with the liquor element--and neither horse seems to care about its would-be rider. He forbade sympathy with any of the contesting nations and now he tells France and Belgium how deeply we sympathized with them and how our hearts warmed toward them in their suffering. These are a few of the reasons why we, who admired his talk, have lost faith in his actions and these, the saying goes, speak lounder than words. WHY THEY ARE INDIGNANT.

The "Watch on the Rhine," A paper printed by the American Army Occupation, in its issue of July 11 carries an indignant editorial called forth the rumor that the people here at home feel that the soldiers who are kept in Germany and overseas are there because of their physical condition. This story the soldier editors brand as a lie. It may be doubtful if many sane persons place credence in it but one can see how the men resent a rumor of this sort. Their answer to it appears in the editorial as follows: To have been chosen to remain longer than the rest is not a penalty for something of which we should be ashamed, but a distinction that is given because of former accomplishments, and recognition of our better physical qualifications. When the men get home they will And that they have been unduly plarmed as to the rumor, INVESTIGATING AGAIN, The Massachusetts authorities are conducting an investigation of the recent accident at East Otis which resulted in the drowning of eleven lads who had been at boys' camp al and while no one is surprised at the investigation there will be a feeling of surprise if it is found that any one was criminally negligent.

Thinkers of an older day might have termed such accidents acts of God, a term still applied to the direct and sudden action of natural forces such as could not by human lability be foreseen, yet this was something which theologians might attribute with as good reasoning to the devil inasmuch as the forces which produced or brought about the accident were apparently directed by a superhuman power for the sole purpose of destroying human life. If the newspaper accounts of the disaster were fairly correct the death of these eleven persons was due to a series of trivial incidents which meshed perfectly to produce the result. Any one of them by itself would have been harmless and had any one been dropped from the series the others combined might not have resulted in the death of any one of the party The flatbottomed boat in which the boys were making their trip was overcrowded, so it is asserted, but without the wind squall which sprung up there would have been no accident. Even had the squall peared the accident might have been averted it the motor boat which was towing the small one had not chaged her course and in SO doing nearly filled the small boat with water. Even then, with the boys clinging to the sides of the boat there might not have been loss of life had not one of the boys lost his hold when the other boys on his side released theirs to go to his aid.

When they did that they dropped the lads on the other side of the little boat completely under water and the result was certain. Adults would have made no better showing under like circ*mstances unless they were highly discipiined as probably they would not have been. The may have been taught many things at the camp but they could not have been warned against the series of incidents which culminated in their death nor could human intelligence have foreseen the incidents which produced the accident. The investigation is very proper and very human for we all have a passion for investigating but the next serious uceident will be brought about by a different series of events which may prove just as fatal and marked by the same command natural forces so handled as to produce loss of human life. CORN AND OTHER CROPS.

The weekly weather and crop bulletin tells its readers that corn needs rain though it may be added that some rain fell in the corn belt! Wednesday night and which the bulletin could not take into account. So far as the bulletin knows the crop needs rain in all interior and northern districts as drouthy conditions are becoming serious from the lower Ohio valley north and upland corn has been conriderably damaged in parts of the lower Missouri vailey. In Ohio it made satisfactory progress but rain is badly needed in Illinois and would be welcome in Iowa although the condition of the crop is fairly good there. Upland corn in north central Kansas has been harmed but elsewhere in the state it continues in good condition. There has been much loss in the northwest due to the drough but generally through the northern plains states corn is in fair condition.

It made excellent growth in the central and north Atlantic coast states and is in fairly good shape in the South and southeast though some damage was done by flooding lowlands in the south Atlantic states while heavy rain injured the late crop in the west Gulf states. No mention is made of corn in New England but we venture the opinion that it is doing well estimating upon what we have seen of it in Connecticut. It does not appear that the crop is being harvested as yet save in the extreme southern part of the country, Winter wheat is out of the way virtually, the yield per acre having been disappointing, and the week just past has not been a good one for spring wheat. The crop ripened too rapidly and the yield and quality are poor in Iowa, Minnesota and in most of the two Dakotas. West of the Dakolas the continued dry weather has seriously damaged the grain.

The result shows that harvest time raresquares with the crop estimates made some two months in advance of that period. The lesser grains have done better though oats and barley were somewhat damaged by rust but the yield has been fairly good. The rye harvest is completed and the yield is satisfactory, Cotton improved slightly and much in some sections but because of rain it made growth at the expense of fruit. It is shedding badly and weevils are active but for all that there is marked improvement, in much of the acreage in Georgia and Texas, For the first time this season the potato crop is damaged inasmuch as it has suffered from drough in some sections and from wet weather in others. Along the north Atlantic coast the crop is reported as in excellent condition and no damage by blight has been noted as yet hence the danger crom that is now negligible.

Beans and tomatoes are makling a good growth where they are regarded as commercial crops though the latter was damaged in Maryland by heavy rain. Peanuts and sweet potatoes made progress ex THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: FRIDAY, AUGUST 1919, SHOWERS TODAY; FAIR TOMORROW Washington, July For northern New England, showers Friday; Saturday fair, somewhat lower temperature interior. For southern New England: Showres, Friday: Saturday fair, moderate temperature. For eastern New York: Partly cloudy in north, showers in south part Friday; Saturday fair, moderate temperature. The pressure is low over a wide belt extending from the St.

Lawrence valley westward. temperatures prevail generally over the United States except in Missouri, and the the southern plains states, where the weather remains warm. The outlook for the middle Atlantic and New England states is for showers and thunderstorms Friday and fair weather Saturday with moderate temperature. Winds off Atlantic coat: North of Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook to Hatteras, fresh shifting to northwest winds, cloudy weather and showers.

Observations At United States Weather Burenu Stations, Taken 8 p. m. (75th Mer. Time) Yesterday. July 31.

(Summertime.) Ther- Ba- PreWeather. mom. rom. cip. Abilene, clear 90 29.88 Albany, eldy .74 29.80 Atlantic City, rain 72 29.92 .01 Block Island, eldy 68 29,30 Boston, eldy .76 20.84 Buffalo, pt eldy .68 29.80 .34 Charleston, pt cldy 84 29.94 Chicago, cidy 74 29.8% .76 Cincinnati, cldy 74 29.81 .22 Denver.

eldy .74 29.94 Detroit, eldy .72 29.82 .08 Duluth, clear .68 30.06 Father Point, rain. 54 29.74 Galveston, clear ...84 30.00 Hatteras, cldy .84 29.96 Helena, pt eldy 86 29.83 .02 Jacksonville, clear .90 29.94 Kansas City, pt eldy 96 29.76 Knoxville, cldy .84 29.86 Louisville, rain .72 29.92 .02 Memphis, pt eldy .88 29.94 .48 Montgomery, cldy .86 29.98 Montreal, eldy ......74 29.70 Nantucket, pt eldy 66 29.94 N. Orleans, pt cldy .90 29.98 New York, rain ...70 29.90 Norfolk, eldy .80 29.92 Philadelphia, rain .74 29.88 .01 Pittsburgh, cldy 72 29.78 .22 Portland, pt cidy .68 29.84 Quebec, cldy 72 29.70 St. Louis, clear 96 29.80 S. Lake City, pt cldy 9 92 29.70 Tampa, clear .86 30.00 Washington, eldy ..78 29.86 Winnipeg, cidy 74 30.16 B1-Daily Meteorological Observations.

W. W. Neifert, Connecticut Mutual Building, Hartford, July 31, (Normal Time.) 8 A.M. 8 P.M. Barometer ..30.01 29.86 (deg.

68 72 Temperature 60 65 Dew Point (deg. Humidity 75 77 Relative State of Weather. Cloudy NW SW Direction Velocity of Wind (miles hour) 2 11 per Daily Summary. (Normal Time.) Temperature 82 Highest Mean Lowest Temperature. 24 hours vol Total Precipitation past: Notes.

(Normal Time.) Highest Temperature occurred at 2 p. m. Lowest Temperature occurred at 5 a. m. Sun sets at 7:11.

Sun rises at 4:43. Auto Lights. The lamps on all motor vehicles lighted tonight at 7:41 o'clock must be (normal time). INSECT PEST CAUSE OF GARDEN TROUBLE Suggestions for Spray to Exterminate Green Clover Worm. At the present time an insect pest, the green clover worm, has caused a great deal of comment and concern Hartford, among says the E.

M. Brown, superintendhome gardeners of the ent of larvae stage feeds upon the home gardens. This insect in under side of the leaves of all varieties of beans, and in many cases, after the has been present one or two worm days, the plants the appear holes are riddled entirely with holes. through the tissue of the leaves, while Part of only tissue on the in many cases under side is eaten, leaving the upper surface only partly eaten through. side of the leaves Examination of the bean will disclose of the under small green worm, somewhat simthe ilar to the cabbage worm but smaller.

These larvae are from one-half to around one inch long and about as large as the head of a lead pencil. A characteristic of this insect leaves is are that handled frequently when the it will begin to wriggle and move around, and will often drop off the leaf. At the present time an examination the work of this insect shows that of damage is done to the bean itlittle self, but to the foliage. Care should be exercised in applying sprays on beans which are not matured beans. and which are to be used as snap On undeveloped string beans, the best application which is some be poison dusted in a on pow- the der form can plants.

For this purpose use either of hellebore or powdered arsenate lead. In case beans are to be used in shall form, either for baking purposes or for succotash, it will be easier to apof ply a lead, spray which contain an arsenoc such as pyrox or arsenate poison. In using either of these, mix spray at the rate of one ounce A (paste) to one gallon of water: of but lead if the powder form of arsenate used to make a liquid spray, mix is one-half ounce to one gallon water. Spray very thoroughly the under sides of the leaves. Since the larger part of the crop of string beans is mateured, the damto these beans will in age all probability be slight, and although the appearance of the beans would lead one to think them badly damaged, great alarm need be felt by local no gardeners.

Constitution or Covenant. (Kansas City Star.) The constitution of the United States, which is now our supreme law. is a plain and easily construed document compared to the League covenant. It is, moreover, set forth 88 a whole in one place while the covenant is inextricably interwoven with a treaty consisting of 440 articles. the provisions of which refer for their execution to one or more clauses of the covenant which constitutes the sole vehicle through which.

and by the operation of which, the treaty, in all its intricate and highly technical details, is to be carried into effect. The covenant was so interwoven with the treaty by plain intent, and for the equally plain purpose of forcing the United States to accept it or rejeet the treaty as it related to the terms of peace. The constitution became effective in 1789, but almost immediately the necessity of its clarification became apparent, and in 1791 ten amendments were added. and two bothers followed in 1793 and 1803 And that was but the beginning. cept in certain flooded districts, Tobacco was doing well in South Carolina and Tennessee and in the northern Appalachian district.

It needs rain in the lake region and upper Ohio valley but had too much of it in Norti: Carolina. The apple crop is satisfactory except in New Eng-! land; citrus fruits are doing well and no serious complaint is made as the peach crop. On the whole the season might be worse. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE (Anonymous Communications Not Printed.) Treatment of Colored People. To the Editor of The Courant.Your editorial in this "Courant" on and morning's Chicago" has given me hope to believe that an enlightened public sentiment will ultimately bring about a better understanding between the races in all sections of the country.

I do not wish to discuss race riots. I hope for justice for my race, but just row I do desire to express my satisfaction with your editorial. It is such that must make those in authority with a vision give serious consideration to a situation that 00 is threatening the national welfare. The causes must he removed. "Sin is a reproach to any people." does "history abound with illustrations." May your warning be heeded.

R. R. Pastor A. M. E.

Zion Church, Hartford. Andover, July 23: The Second Division. Tot the Editor of The note in this morning's "Courant" that New York wants the Second Division to parade" in New York. Please state in your paper: Has this division already started for the United States, and when are they expected to land? Thanking you kindly in advance, I am A Subscriber. July 28.

Units of the Second Division are now on the way home. The First Battalion of the Sixth Marines, which was a part of the Second Division, is on the Rijnland, due at New York from Brest August 4. SOUTHERN FARMING. Thousands Made on Tomatoes and Cabbages. (New Orleans Crystal Springs, July and Bob Thomas perhaps the largest growers of cabbage and tomatoes in the South.

The past season was a record-breaker even for the Thomas brothers. They planted 200 acres in tomatoes. From this they gathered and shipped 68.000 crates, which brought them a net profit of an average of $1,20 per crate, or the total sum of $81,600. They planted 100 shipped in fifty-one cabbage, solid from carloads, which they car containing 220 crates, and the entire shipment amounting to 12,200 crates, which brought into their exchequer the tidy sum of $38.000. thereby bringing their two crops of tomatoes and cabbage up to the sum of $120.000 for the season.

Their shipments are no longer spoken of as many cars," but as a trainload, as it is not unusual for them to ship as many as twelve cars per day from their farm alone. They estimate that their land yielded them in money $350 acre from the cabbage and $275 per acre from the tomatoes. For a number of years Thomas Co. have made cabbage and tomatoes the principal crop grown on their place, although they have a corn crop this season that they estimate will yield them 46,000 bushels. They are dealing extensively in cattle.

"DON'T A New York Telephone Experience. (New York World.) This is the kind "service" the telephone company renders to the Finance Department of the City of New city official called the department's number, 1200 Worth. yesterday afternoon. He told repeaterly that the "number does not This in the face of fact that a dozen trunk lines run into the crate department offices and three girls opthe switchboard! Then the city official called. by direct private wire, two Deputies of the Finance Department.

"Central" informed him, after long waits, that neither telephone answered. Both deputies were at their desks with their telephones within reach, But "Central" had not transmitted the call. "We could get along just as well without the telephones, in view 01 the present wretched service," said Charles F. Kerrigan, secretary to the department. "If we were not anticipating an improvement in the service, we would throw the telephones Training the Railroad Colt.

(Minneapolis Journal.) In discussing the four billion dollar railroad muddle Howard Elliott, wideknown railroad executive, uses with effect the Lincoln method of telling a story to clarify the situation. Mr. Elliott Bill Yokim was an excellent fellow who kept a livery stable and set up to become a great horse expert. One day Bill had a colt coming up which he was going to break, and a number of his friends were invited to witness the performance. The spectators sat on the fence while Bill trained the colt.

It took him about an hour and a half--and when he got through the colt was dead. Bill Yokim's experience will be repeated, if we remain passive and permit politicians or rulers to keep regulating or training the railroads and other forms of public service corporations. They will be well trained. but they will be dead. The railroad must either be treated as a function of government or as a branch of commerce or business subject to reasonable regulation.

There is no middle ground. It is impossible, in the long run, to persuade private capital to invest in the railroads, if politicians and government bureaucrats are to exercise all the functions of ownerwhip and management. The remarks of Mr. Elliot suggest one or two guiding principles in the present situation. The railroad problem is essentially a scientific and technical one, which cannot be solved by politicians or other outsiders.

The railroad problem is one for railroad experts, managers, and executives to solve. While the interest of the stockholders and shippers must be guarded, democratic institutions must, as Mr. Elliott, settlement suggests. from be bureaucratic safeguarded in control and interference. The railroad 18 a public institution and must not be managed so as to become a menace to democratic institutions.

The problem must be solved in such a way that the roads will retain confidence of the investors and of the public. The mental attitude of the public is an essential consideration: if it is one of suspicion, the railroads cannot get very With the full confidence of the public behind it, the same genius that built the greatest railroad system in the world will now pull it out of the hole and put it upon a sound basis. It Wasn't Fair. (Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.) At a recent gathering at the Lambs' Club, George M. Cohan told the following I was a youngster our town was thrown into a frenzy of excitement through the appearance of a chap known as 'Jack the He used to jump out of dark places, grab the girls, kiss them and run away.

A friend of mine and girl were discussing the kisser, he declaring that a man could kiss a girl whether she willed it or not, and she maintaining it couldn't be done. Finally they decided the only way to prove their contentions was to try it. They did, And he won after a brief struggle and kissed the girl ardently for several minutes. Then he her. said the girl.

'you really didn't win fair. My foot slipped. Let's try it OBITUARY. Thomas Of the late Thomas Thacher the "New York Sun," received the degree of M. A.

from Yale in 1874. Columbia honored him with the degree of LL. B. in 1875 and in 1903 Yale gave him an LL. D.

He was a republican and was a member of the University, Yale, Century, City Midday and Railroad clubs of New York and of the Graduates Club New Haven. He was president of the Yale A Alumni Association in New Yerk from 1895 to 1897 and of the New York Yale Club from 1897 to 1901. He was president of the University Club from 1913 to 1918. He Was a member of the Alumni Fund Association and the Alumni Advisory Board. He was vice-president of the New York City 1 Bar Association from 1907 to 1909.

He attended all of his Yale class reunions except that of 1906. when he was detained in New York by the trial of an important case. His devotion to the Interests of Yale was one of the leading factors of his life. In college he had been a member of Delta Kappa, Phi Theta Psi, Psi Upsilon, Brothers in Unity, Skull and Bones and had won the key of Phi Beta Kappa. His writings include; "Corporations at Home and Abroad." Columbia Law Review: "Construetion," "Federal Control of of Corporations "Limits of Construction Law." "Corporations and Nation" and "Corporations and the States." Yale Law Journal: "Legislation by Commission." North American Review: "Corporate Columbia Law Review: "New Tariff and the Sherman Act," North American Review.

Thacher. John J. Seinsoth. John J. Seinsoth, for many years a druggist at No.

19 Main street, died of heart disease yesterday at the Hartford Hospital, after an illness of three weeks. He was born in New York years ago, coming to Hartford with his parents when he was a boy. He learned the gist's business with Alfred W. who formerly had a drug store Sawtelle on Main street, later becoming of another store owned by Mr. Saw.

manager telle. He entered in business for himself twenty-six years ago at the corner of Maple avenue and Main street, later removing to No. 19 Main street, where he continued in business until his recent illness. He was interested in hunting and fishing had a collection of animals and birds, valued at nearly $1,000. He was a member of the Hartford Retail Druggists' Association; Connecticut Lodge, I.

0. 0. and St. John's Lodge, A. F.

A. M. He trude leaves F. his wife, Seinsoth a daughter, Miss Gerof Hartford; a sisa brother, Frank A. Seinsoth of ter, Mrs.

J. E. Officer of Wethersfleld: Cape Cod, Mass. The funeral will be held afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home, tomorow No. 24 Congress street.

Rev. H. M. Thompson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church, will officiate. The cut bearers will be members of ConnectiF.

Lodge, I. 0. 0. St. John's lodge, A.

A. M. and Griffin A. Stedman Camp, Sons of Veterans. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Funeral of Isaac R. Blumenthal. The funeral of Isaac R. Blumenthal was held yesterday afternoon at the ham Beth Israel Synagogue, Rev. Dr.

AbraS. Anspacher, rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel officiating. The body lay in state from 1 to 2 o'clock in a casket covered with a blanket of roses from the family and many other floral tributes, including horseshoe from Williams a Brothers large and Drivers' offerings from the Hartford Road Club, Ararat Lodge, O. B. Hartford Lodge of Elks: Lafayette Lodge, wreaths A.

F. A. Rebecca Lodge and The from nephews and nieces. Hartford Road Drivers' Club was represented by John Hoye, John A. Pilgard, Charles H.

Brazel, A. E. Honce, Walter Day, Timothy MeNamara, and Edward St. John. Exalted Ruler Thomas C.

McKone, Esteemed Leading Knight Malachi J. Hogan, Leviat S. Knoek, James Dolin. Cosgrove and Felix Lyon were represented the Elks. The bearers Max Edwin Meyers, Aishberg, Bernhard Lyon, Jerome Mayer, Louis S.

Goldschmidt of Hartford and Lou Cadden of Norwich. The burial was in Beth Israel Cemetery. David Hadden. David Hadden of No. 41 Monroe street, Civil War veteran, died Tuesday in Freehold, N.

aged 74 years. He was born in Catskill, N. October 22, 1844, and came to Hartford about forty-five the Civil War he years ago. During served with the 80th New York Infantry, and he was Post, formerly a member of Nathaniel Lyon No. 2, G.

A. R. For many years he worked for the Pope Manufacture ing Company ante afterwards for Pratt Cady. leaves his wife Mrs. Harriet Loomis Hadden.

two daughters. Mrs. Charles H. Perry of Yonkers, New York, and Mrs. GerJ.

Shea of Hartford. and four grandchildren. His son. George Hadden, was killed in France last August. The funeral will be held this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the unNo.

dertaking 53 Ann rooms of W. T. Marchant, street. Rev. Robert E.

Church, Marshall, will assistant officiate, pastor of The bearers wilt be Gerald J. Shea. Charles The Perry, George, and Charles Loomie. burial be in Center Cemetery, West Hartford. Fred Mettey.

Fred Mettey, 33 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mettey, recently of Hartford, died yesterday at the summer home of his parents, Baunmore, Woodmont. He lived in Hartford for twenty years and was a salesman for a New York Arm for twelve years. His parents conducted the Lenox Hotel until its purchase by Harry S.

Bond recently. Besides his parents he leaves three sisters, Mrs. and James McAuliffe, Mrs. B. L.

Blakeley Mrs. Charles H. Zimmerman of Hartford; also a nephew, H. Earl Bartlett, and a niece, Hazel E. Bartlett.

The funeral will be held at St. Patrick's Church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. The bearers will be B. L. Blakeley, Charles H.

Zimmerman, H. Earl Bartlett, Charles A. Mettey, Robert J. Mettey will and Louis P. Mettey.

The burial be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery. Mrs. Walter Von Schenk.

(Special to The Courant) Rockville, July 31. Mrs. Henrietta Von Schenk, wife of Rev. Walter Von Schenk of the Lutheran Trinity Church on Prospect street, Rockville, died Tuesday after a long illness. Besides her she leaves three sons.

Kurt Von Schenk, a professor at Cornell University; Rev. Berchold Von Schenk, pastor of the Lutheran Church in St. Louis, and Karl Von Schenk. in business in the West; and two daughiters. Mrs.

Loulg Abel of New Haven and Miss Etta Von Schenk of this place. She had lived here for nearly fourteen years. The funeral will be held at the parsonage on Prospect street Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Harold H. Jensen.

Harold H. Jensen, 18 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. P.

Jensen of No. 166 Benton street, died Wednesday night at the home of his parents after a long iliness. Besides his parents he leaves a twin brother, Edward Jensen: two sisters. Christina and Johanna M. Jensen of Hartford.

and grandparents in Denmark. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home. with services at the Danish Norwegian Evangelical Church at 2:30 o'clock. The burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. Mrs.

Anthony M. Zizzamia. Mrs. Anthony M. Zizzamia of No.

142 Kent street died Wednesday evenIng at her home. She leaves her husband, a son. Myron Zizzamia; a daughter. Alba Zizzamia: her parents. Mr.

and Mrs. Ralph A. Cersosimo of Roberts street, Burnside, and two sisters. Miss Emily Cersosimo and Mrs. B.

G. Perrone of Hartford. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock at her home and at 10 o'clock NAVY LIEUTENANT NOW CITY FIREMAN BURT C. WARNER. Burt C.

Warner, lieutenant in the United States navy, has been added to the substitute roll of the Hartford fire department in the expectation of he is Mr. Warner has applied being appointed to a place for which for appointment as assistant master mechanic. He was in overseas service more than six months. at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Burnside, Mrs. McNamara. Mrs. Helen McNamara, wife of John McNamara of No.

1220 Main street, died yesterday at St. Francis's Hospital. was 38 years old. Her ito Hartford five years ago came from newly-bora baby also died. She Bridgeport.

She leaves her husband and four children; also three brothers in Ireland. The funeral will be held at the undertaking rooms of Lenehan Molloy, No. 1212 Main street. Mrs. Mary A.

Mara. Mrs. Mary A. Mara of Beacon, N. died.

Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Donohue, No. 53 Troy street, West Hartford.

60 years old. She was spending the summer with her daughter and suffered a apoplexy. She leaves two daughters. Mrs. Donohue and Mrs.

Holme of Beacon. N. and one son. Michael Mara of Hartford. The burial was in Beacon.

Funeral of Thomas Thacher Tomorrow The funeral of Thomas Thacher, prominent New York lawyer who died at Watch Hill Wednesday morning, will be held at Tenafly tomorrow morning. Funeral of Mrs. Anna Kinsler. The funeral of Mrs. Anna Kinsler was held yesterday morning at the undertaking rooms of C.

J. Dillon, No. 58 Main street, with solemn requiem high mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at which J. F. Barrett was celebrant; Rev.

P. Roux, deacon, and Rev. J. J. Wilson, sub-deacon.

Hymns were sung by a quartet composed of Peter F. Radigan, Miss Marie J. Ryan, Margaret Toohey and William Riley. bearers were John Bartholomy, Thomas Quinlan, James Lowe and Amos Hughes. The burial was in Mt.

St. Benedict Cemetery, committal services being conducted by Rev. J. F. Rarrett.

Funeral of William Foristall. The funeral of William Foristall of No. 18 Buckingham street was held yesterday morning at the undertaking rooms of James P. O'Brien, No. 290 Main street, with requiem high mass at St.

Peter's Church, at which Rev. J. Broderick was celebrant. The bearers were Charles W. Kichner, Richard Dougherty, Fred William Branigan.

The burial was in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, CAMP COURANT KIDS REVEL IN SUNSHINE Fund from Public Reaches $1,160. Several hundred Camp Courant children had several hundred individual good times yesterday, between the migration from the city's heart and the return from Utopia, in the eves of country-starved East Side youngsters. Although swimming was not as sential to the general comfort yesterday as earlier in the week and all of last week, there was plenty of amusem*nt to cram the all-too-few hours with delight for all.

A disabled telephone hampered matters more or less at the camp during the; entire day, necessitating varied activities for willing messengers, but Miss Clara Pausch hopes that this difficulty will be corrected by the time the little joy-seekers arrive this morning. The following gifts for Camp Courant were received by "The Courant" $1101.66 Mrs. Gordon 2.00 A. Spencer, 10.00 Mrs. Ellen H.

10.00 In memory of William James Mrs. Benjamin 5.00 Helpful Circle King's Daughdaughters, Church Redeemer 5.00 K. C. 1.001 Mrs. Atwood Collins.

10.00 In memory of J. 5.00 "Grimkie" 5.00 1. H. 1.00 $1160.66 CONSTRUING THE LAW. Difference Between Ice and Railroad.

(New Haven Journal-Courier.) Mr. Crosby in his letter to Mr. Crawford says: "You know, of course how constricted and technical is the jurisdiction of the federal government in matters arising out interstate commerce and how the peculiarly difficult and limited is application of anti-trust statute: However cusion. regretful which in we plain are of Englisa this Canmeans the federal government cannot 811C- cessiully prosecute, we have no Intention of quarreling with it. We have no knowledge of the law adequate to a safe conviction.

As a layman, however. we cannot help what would have been the state of mind of the old directors of the New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company bad the federal department of justice felt the anti-trust law to be such a feeble thing when they threatened to sue the company under that act unless it agreed privately to unscramble the Boston and Maine? history would have taken an entirely different direction had the derartment at that time lacked nerve. A Dispute, (Torrington Register.) Denying that she hit her neighbor on the head with a hammer and stating that it was merely a stove shaker that she used, Mrs. Elizabeth Masisak of Brook street pleaded not guilty in borough court today to a charge of assault.

She said that she woull never hit a lady with a hammer. But inasmuch as she admitted delivering a blow with a stove shaker, she was found guilty and fined $5 1um avenue have returned from Rev. A. B. Todd and family of AsyQuaker Hill, New London, where they spent a few weeks.

CONDENSED NOVEL SERIES-36 Verne Jules Verne was born at Nantes, February 8, 1828. Though he had gone to Paris to study for the bar, he followed in the footsteps of the legion who have found the idle moments of the law a pleasant occasion for the wanderIng imagination. The opera and the stage attracted him, but it was not long before he discovered a field which he made his own. that of imaginary voyages impossible place to which his whimsy might direct him, for which, however, he had prepared a timetable and made all sorts of scientife preparation in the most minute way. Such Imaginary trips have been made by writers from Homer's days to those of H.

G. Wells, and the guides have included such personages as Virgil, Dante, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dean Swift, and Daniel Defoe. But none have been more matter of fact or more brilliant in carrying off the matter, and the marvels of selence in present war have brought Jules Verne and his delightful day-dreams to the minds of all. Perhaps the most famous trips were those to the "Center of the Earth," "From the Earth to the Moon," "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," and the World in Eighty Days." All the languages of the world know the tales, and most theaters know the last named, as well as "Michael Strogon." He died at Amiens, where his home has long been pointed out, March 24, 1903. 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA BY JULES VERNE (Condensation by James B.

Connolly.) I was leaning forward on the starbulwark, my servant Conseil beside me, when the voice of Ned Land. the big harpooner, broke the silence. "Look! There is the thing we are looking for!" he cried. We all saw the sea monster, or whatever it was, which we had been hunting for months. It made off as we charged.

We gave chase. Throughout all that night and next day we pursued. We stopped. It stopped. Once it allowed us to creep close to it; and as we crept it rammed us.

The shock of collision threw me into the sea. I would have drowned but for my faithful Consell. He supported me to the hard metallic back of the monster. Here we were joined by Ned Land. As we were resting there, eight masked men came through a hatch and drew us down into the bowels of what we now saw was not a monster, but a strange kind of sea craft.

Thus began the strange voyage with that remarkable character who called himself Captain Nemo, and in that strange wonderful ship which he called the Nautilus. The Nautilus was a cigar-shaped steel ship of 232 feet in length, 22 feet beam and 1,500 tons dead weight. There were two hulls, one inside the other joined by T-shaped irons, which rendered them of almost uncrushable strength. She was driven by electric engines of tremendous power. Tanks which could be filled or emptied at will enabled her to cruise on the surface or under the water as she pleased.

She was fitted with all kinds of working and lounging quarters, In a library were books on the sciences, morals and literature of almost every language. There was a drawing room with a luminous ceiling which served also as a museum, and into which an intelligent hand had gathered submarine treasures of the world: the rarest shells, pearls of all colors and beyond price, every variety of undersea vegetation; also paintings of the masters, admirable statues in marble and bronze, a great organ piano. From the inside of her a staircase led to a platform or deck from which rose two cages, partly enclosed by thick glasses. One cage was for the helmsman, the other contained an electric searchlight to light the course of the ship in dark waters. On this platform also was a place wherein was stored a long -boat.

Captain Nemo was tall and robustly built, with pale skin, lofty brow, and the fine taper hands of a highly nervous temperament. He spoke French, English, German, Latin, all equally well. He may have been thirty-five, he may have been fifty years. of age. It was on November 6, 1866, with the coast of Japan in view, that this strange captain told us we were prisoners for him to do with as he pleased.

"And he added, "our course is E. N. E. and our cruising depth 26 fathoms. I leave you to the sources of these quarters and your own reflections." We remained mute, not knowing what surprise awaited us.

Suddenly a dazzling light broke in on 118. We saw that only glass panels separated us from a sea which was far to either side by the powerful electric gleams from the ship. What a spectacle! An army of undersea creatures escorted us. They were various and beautiful in the clear water, many known but hundreds unknown to us. We heard and saw nothing of the captain for several days; then came a note inviting us to a hunt on the bottom of the sea.

We donned diving suits, then fastened on a sort of knapsack which furnished us not only with air to breathe, but with the light to see our way. We carried air-guns which fired glass bullets heavily charged with electricity, which had only to touch the most powerful animal to kill him. A connecting compartment filled with water let us into the sea. And thus equipped. wading on the bottom of the clear ocean, we killed our game with ease and without danger.

That hunt was but the first of the wonders of the cruise. Onward we rushed, sometimes on the surface, sometimes under the sea. There was our fight with the immense devil-fish which once in a huge school enmeshed the Nautilus. There was the visit to a wonderful pearl fishery, where Captain Nemo showed us a molluse within whose jaws was a pearl weighing perhaps 500 pounds. Some day he would return and pluck that treasure, but not yet- every year was adding to its value.

We visited the skeletons of long-sunken ships, the corpses of the drowned crew still clinging to hulls of some. We hunted in the Papuan Islands, where the Nautilus vas attacked by the native savages. An electric current turned them back shocked and howling ere they could climb aboard. When one of the crew died Captain Nemo had him buried in a coral glade in the South Pacific, where was a cross of red coral that looked like petrifled blood. It WaS a wonderful, solemn sight to see the pall-bearers with the dead body on their shoulders, and all treading so reverentially the way from the ship to the coral cemetery where at the foot of the cross the body was interred and covered up.

All knelt in prayer. Captain Nemo was the last to leave. "Your dead sleep quietly out of the reach of sharks." I said, when we were back on the Nautilus. "Of sharks and men." he replied. We voyaged under colossal icebergs to the South Pole and all but perished there, escaping from an icy tomb only last breath of storage air was exhausted.

Wonderful was our passage from the Red Sea into the Mediterranean by means of a subterranean tunnel under the isthmus. Suez (This was canal.) before There the digging of the we witnessed the transfer of a million dollars' worth of gold ingots from the Nautilus to the vessel of a Greek diver. From whence came this store of gold? Later we learned. In Vigo Bay on the Spanish coast the Nautilus came to rest on bottom. Here leons in 1702 a fleet of Spanish galwere sunk.

and here from this sunken treasure more than a century and a half later this ruler of the underseas came and helped himself whenever it pleased him. "Five hundred millions were there," said Captain Nemo, "but not now. Do you see now how with these and the other treasures of my domain I could pay the national debt of France and not feel it We had now been six months aboard the Nautilus. For me, the scientist, it was a voyage of ceaseless interest: but not 80 for Conseil and Ned Land. At their request I pleaded with Captain Nemo for our liberty.

"You came to my ship without invitation. You will now remain here," was his grim answer. We had left the southern hemisphere and were in the waters off France and the British Islands when we were pursued by an armed warat once. Her cannon shot rebounded ship. Flying no colors, she attacked from our iron hull.

Captain Nemo, pointing to her, said: 'I am the oppressed, and there is my oppressor. Through him I have lost country, wife, children, father and mother. Why should I withhold my vengeance?" He called out his orders. The Nautilus sank below the sea. We felt her rushing forward, felt the shock of her steel ram piercing the hull of the enemy, Through the glass panels we saw her doomed crew crowding the ratlines, clinging to the rails, struggling in the sea.

The Nautilus passed on. I saw Captain Nemo go to his room and kneel before the portrait of woman and two little children. "How long, Lord, how long!" he cried out. We steamed north, to that part of the Norwegian coast where lies that dreaded maelstrom which draws into itself all floating things. The Nautilus -was it an drawn into the whirlpool.

Around and around she whirled. Even her steel hull felt the strain, we could hear bolts being pulled out from her girders. The long-boat was torn from its place on deck and hurled like stone into the whirlpool. I lost consciousness. When I came to myself I was in Loffoden fisherman's hut, and Consell and Ned Land were chafing my hands.

So ended our voyage of 20,000 leagues under the sea. What became of Captain Nemo and his strange craft I do not know. I hope his powerful ship conquered the maelstrom, even as I hope, if he lived. that his philosophy and powerful will finally conquered his desire for vengeance. Copyright, 1919, by Post Publishing Co.

(The Boston Post). All rights reserved. (Published by special arrangement with the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. All rights reserved). "Little Women," by Louisa M.

Alcott, as condensed by Miss Carolyn Wells, will be printed tomorrow. THE PASSING OF THE OLD ELM. (Suggested by article in "The Courant" of July 26th on the Old Elm at Portland, Conn.) The orioles are weeping by the roadside the way, And the robins, heavy-hearted, still their laughter for a day, For the old elm tree is passing from the middle of the town, And the axes will not tarry till the old elm tree is down. You may With the the You will of And its share no more its message in springtime of the year, joyful tilting concord when song-birds first appear; miss the calm enchantment its leafy choirs in June, heavenly benediction on an August afternoon. You will miss the sunset glory where it yellowed in the fall, And the swarm of stars that gathered the branches at the call Of sparrow at his vespers; you then will miss the joy and glow Of the melting moonlight blended with its legion flowers of snow.

You will miss its stately lyric as it broke the mystic flight of the wild wind-shattered tempest through the solitudes of night, For the old elm tree is passing from the middle of the town, And the axes will not tarry till the old elm tree is down. 'Tis a century. and over since it sprung up by the wall. Full of love for all God's creatures. yet the old elm tree must fall; But its strong sap mounting skyward with its tidings of good will, With its sturdy flow of courage for soul that's standing still, Will forever thread my dreamings with a wonder unimpaired, And the spirit of devotion for' its blessings I have shared; Yes, the robins, heavy-hearted, still their laughter for a day, And the orioles are weeping by the roadside down the way.

Herbert Randall Plympton, July 28. GOOD SLEEPERS. One Way to Drive a Machine. (Noank Letter in N. Day.) A New York car bound west on Monday morning ran into a fence near Grove Beach, 8 fence rail being driven through the radiator, landing between the driver's feet.

The car also knocked down eight posts. It is said the occupants of the car were asleep and were not awakened until they felt the crash. None of them was injured. The party had been on the road for twenty-four hours. The car was taken to Freeman Smith's garage.

The Zone System. (Peekskill Evening News.) The so-called "postal zone system," now a law until repealed, abolishes our basic postal principles established for more than half a century. This revival of the idea that cost must determine the, postage rate, introduces a new element of such importance to the country newspapers of this nation that they need to scrutinize with care and precision before they blindly support the postal zone tem. as some of them at least seem disposed to do. There is no more important service than that rendered, or which may be rendered.

the American people by the small country newspapers. Recognizing this fact, free mail delivery within the county of publication was provided for the country press many years ago. This free postal service was never regarded as a subsidy to country pers. It was a vital public service of information and education to rural readers. Not Twins.

(New Bedford Standard.) The National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage has strong support for its assertion that there connection between suffrage and prohibition. Texas approved the latter but discarded the former; West Virginia went dry by 90,000 and rejected equal suffrage by 93.000; Ohio adopted prohibition and defeated suffrage three times: while California, which steadfastly remains wet, has been a guffrage state for years,.

Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Fr. Dewey Fisher

Last Updated:

Views: 5454

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (42 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Fr. Dewey Fisher

Birthday: 1993-03-26

Address: 917 Hyun Views, Rogahnmouth, KY 91013-8827

Phone: +5938540192553

Job: Administration Developer

Hobby: Embroidery, Horseback riding, Juggling, Urban exploration, Skiing, Cycling, Handball

Introduction: My name is Fr. Dewey Fisher, I am a powerful, open, faithful, combative, spotless, faithful, fair person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.