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>:V.^'V-* ,y-\ Ori ».*Xi- A P-B I L" .aj?,-1914 - ; ^ VOL. XXXV, NO. 53 CM.... " iiii ITEPOLT® 0FO$I€ERS PAST YEARB:^ sssgM-*. :-. . .. . • . Good ;wy>rtc • A^on^ijM^fe: iiig YeftPr^Bss Johnson . Decides *9 S^tlr-flepoVis of Other Com-meeting of the Visit? of the Woman's *•-.•; Bnfleld was held at the home <8?MSV '•' 'V"'' ff. Mrs. Lyman A. Upson, Monday ^V; I" 'r':*& s. <V >; gg|f| \?v 1 4 ._ «*£ '• i'.'.'.-r-'; V, ^'.'V-V- •!>>..•';,y-: year s -jwirjt" and discussion occupied the session. <;. < * //?he. report of Mrs. Upson, the treasurer, is a's follows: Receipts, general fun^ on deposit in the Thompsonville Trust Co., Mar^h, $762.60; cashipn hand, $111.- 9 5>J receipts from. Metropolitan Insurance Co. and other, visiting nurse fees, .$469.83; entertainments and cards, $398.03; pledges, $117.78; churbhes -and Sunday schdols, $19.- 69; sale of papers, and magazines, $22.20; -total, $1,902.08; Red Cross seals and tuberculosis fund, $2^.10: Disbursements: Salary for nurses, $945; sundries, $ll.-45,-; Hartford ^ospital, $40.37; total, >996.82. Bal-v '' ance in. Thompson'yilie -Trust com- «' • general fund,.;$905.26; tuber- I?S,S fund, $230.10. : The report of Miss Clementina Johhstohy-the visiting nurse, including that of Miss Nielson for March and April, and Miss Mulvey for May, follows: Number of cases attended 151, Paying - cases 55 , Metropolitan cases 43,~|c>tal number of visits 2,- ad||ory visits 20, births 33, J'"' deaths IS,, operation^, major and W01&M :^lnor> Jlfc^ight calls 8. The" deaths ' vere, :^e;' to the following causes:• •<"*^her^losisi--^.6.;' .•arteriow^erEisv;;^ , v - cancer. 2, pn6timonia 1, anaemia 1, f 1 v , apoplexy 1; total 15. Patients trans-ferredf to hospitals, or sanitaria. 4, v transferred to better homes 2. J The diagnoses of ,the : 151 Cases V" were: Maternity 35, _ surgical 36, (surgical does not include accident or-fracture cases, but ulcersrabsces-ses, adonoids, tonsils, appendicitis, etc), rheumatism 14, pneumonia 10, tuberculosis 9, accidents 9, typhoid 8, fractures 5, grippe 5, arterriosclor-sLs 4, paralysis 3, bronchial 3, nephritis 4, unclassified 6. , Last year 2;065-'-calls were made to 143 patients. This yeai1 does not. show a great increase, yet eight more cases can be counted tljan the previous year. The ; nationalities represented ' were: American 60, French 25, Irish 36, English 9, Scotch 6, German;'?, Polish 17, Italian 12, Jew 3, v . G r e e k - 3 , A r m e n i a n 1 . : • > i ~ Money received, from'patlents $200.30; frorii'Metropolitan^Life Insurance company $282150; total $4S2.80. Expended: Telep'horie, $4, »r;;: ^ 50; needy" patients, $4.21; moving • supplies, $2; car fares $.2181;; med- ' i('al supplies $2.SI; -total" $34.58. V '• B a l a n c e $ 4 4 8 . 2 2 . . • ' . *- * The supply room has been* a great * ,v: ; -source, of "comfort tb many patients,. " who would.otherwjsehave gone with- ^ :-f: ,; ont things which there could be con- , * Veni^ntly obtained; 7'he wheel chair has been in almost constant use since v-y-'-v; la^t May and the go-cart has done S . " good service. The nurse would like J- : • to thank the friends who have given i; _ so liberablly of their old linen, of . V literature and delicacies for the sick. j\;i Here, too, she would mention the * ' ' k i n d a n d - e n c o u r a g i n g w o r d ' \ w l i i c h p i has helped so much in the daily ... rounds. . . • , - • Our aim must always be for higher and better service to the community. Our greatest hope, to reach more homes, to make more mothers .realize the sacred claims of babyhood "to cleanliness and /scientific care, Some may not even yet understand the aim of the Visiting Nurse committee In-establishing tjiis work. It is nojt poverty, so much"sis .disease, that we are fighting. Poverty is a result of disease.;* "~Ouij aim vis to send the nurse into those homes that cannot yet see the need of fresh air and sunshine, to those people -who cannot see death/ lurking in every fly or bit ofvdust that gathers. Badly .ventilated, crowded rooms, reduce vitality arid ^Predispose to di sease. These are the people we wish most to help. ^ - t'Cr;-,V;' Miss. Berths A. Wieslng, th6 secretary/ reviewed th^ year" as follows: Somewhat of discouragment marked the beginning of the year, for Miss Karen C. Nielsen, the nurse, who v I ••r. RIFT • • §£k. ' •/J.;-,;;-, ^ - ' • had served the public faithfully ;and efficiently for fourv years and had lr.fgely. instrumental In ..winning (OoMloued on. HARRY WRENCH GIFG r : WI DROWNED Three-Year, Old Boy falls Into the Swift Current—BodyHas Not Been li^coyered.' :'\- : 'While; playing 'with Raymond «nd Earl Cote, sons of Mr. arid. Mrs. Heri-ry Cote' of Prospect street and Richard -Tustan, son 1 of kr. ' and Mrs. George Tustan of Maple avenue, last Thursday afternoon, Harry Wrench, 3 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wrench of Majple avehtie was drowned in the Connecticut River at a - pQint opposite the ball grounds. The boy, ,aiid one' of - his .playmates crossed the 'railroad tracks at the rear of the ball lot in search for small sticks to -use in their play, and after climbing the fence on the yiver side of the tracks hie started to run down the steep bank toward the river. He lost his balance and was pitched down the bank into the high water. vAfter; the accident his companions hastened home and the Cote boys informed their father who works for the Enfield Lumber (gnd Coal Company,/, He went at once to the ^ spot where the Boy had sunk, but could only see his cap which lay on the rock at the river's edge. Chief of Police, j. H. Callahan and Patrolman William Fleming, together with the boy's parents were among the earliest- arrivals on the scene. Grappling irons and a row-boat were secured and .a, diligent search was rnade 'for the body until dark, but withoift avail, owing to the high water and swift' current. The boy's family have lived here since last May", coming from i: Manchester, Eng. Besides his parents he leaves a step-sister, Miss Pyilis Wrench aiid a stepbrother,;. Albert Wrench; TOWN COURT NEWS Vw /' • Nicolas DeCaro, Joseph Nuccio before ' Judge ' Hugh Young in" the I ''16 "Polish Town • Court Monday* morning charged with practicing their trade without having obtained a State license. The complaint having been made by Michael Cratty" of Rock-, v'.lle, a member of the State Barbers' Commission, who testified to visiting the shops- where the accused were employed and warning them to take out a license. DeCaro and Vaccari were fined $10 each and Nuccio, who required the services of an interperter-was fined $11, all paid their fines! - Pasquale Notorangelo was also before the court charged with selling compound, vinegar for "vinegar." He was arrested on complaint of the State Dairy •'Commi ssion,-a representative of which visited Notorangelo's store last January and securing evidence. As he has sold out of his business to other parties and entered a plea of guilty, a light fine of $10 was imposed. > In the town court Saturday morn-ing.' Adam Kraskinslci, was charged with assaulting his wife. He was fined $5 and costs, amounting to to $15;26, which he paid. ' Loyal Temperance . Legion. ; j The Loyal Temperance Legion of Hazardville entertained their mothers, and friends in an open meeting, yesterday afternoon. Fifty children were present and twenty-four guests, Including the officers of the W. C. T. U. of Easterrt Enfield. ,f The blackboard lesson", "The Natural Foodsvof the Body," had been well executed by Raymond Burbank; Merrill Bridge gave a short account of the story of Daniel; Mary Starr read an original paper, "The Tobacco Habit;" songs were sung and our "Yell", given; and the whole presided over with dignity by Ellis Gordon, president of the Legion. At the close of the exercisfes, little waiters of the L. T. L. graciously served cake and lemonade to all. ;';U - T Smoker and Social. An interesting meeting of the Thompsonville. Carpenters' Union was held last Monday evening in central labor union hall, at which eleven new members were admitted to the union, bringing the total membership up to over forty. Following the business meeting a smoker and social 'tiirte, during which a program of vocal and instrumental music and impromptu speech.es was enjoyed. .The guest of the evening was former Mayor Stephen"^Charter of Ansonia. Mr. Charter addressed the members on mattfers of general interest to the union. ' Remarks, were also made by Philip J. Sulftfjpn, Arthur J. Ro-chette, rfobert Kelly and L. Shoen-hurg. iiii• - Ifpg* • ira, , Martin. Pirog, i a Chicppee •< T$i|r Crashes Iilto: Telegraph l*oI#^on Springfield Road. . v v /fe " 5: Last • Friday afternodrii; sff^rtly •after three o'clock a Ford^.tqurlrife car, owned and driven by Martin ;P,i-rog, a tailor Chlcopeei iJ&gsi^aind containing three friends, cras^£d'» iri-to a telephone pole, directly'liUfrorii, of the residence. Of / Firfe&i-ick Broege . on the Springfield-; road. Two of the" occupants Were thrown* out but escaped injury, The ffiont wheels of the1 anto were demolished and the. radiator damaged. The accident occurred when Pirog,"headed for Springfield, attempted to turn out to pass two teams which were nearly, abreast in the road. Chief of Police, J. H. Callahan and Patrolman Wm. Fleming and Robert Crom-biei were quickly on the scene and after an Investigation arrested Pirog oh the charge of reckless driving. He was released, however, late in the afternoon on bonds of $100 furnished by Alex Niemiec of Whit-worth/ street to guarantee his- appearance in court Saturday morning. At the hearing he was charged with recklessly driving an automobile through the streets of Ehfleld and also * with driving an automobile while under the Influence of liquor. He was fined $25' and' costs, amounting to $13.72 on the first count and $50.00 on the second count, which he paid. TO ERECT POLISH CHURCH. Suitable Site Has Been Purchased on Aldeh Avenue—-Polish Residents to Raise-Funds. At the 8 o'clock Polish mass in St. Patrick's church last Sunday morning, Rev. John J. McCabe, assistant pastor, read a communication from BiBhop John J. Nilan, of Hartford, (in which the bishop stated that it. was his intention to, separate ^ meriibers ffbm "Stl'Patrick's parish by the establishment of a Polish chrirch. A few years ago the Polish members of the parish raised a fund for the purpose of se-curirig a -future site for a new church and bought" a tract of land on'Alden avenue from Miss Martha Alden; paying $4,700, and there remains only one-half.xof the buying price to be paid and one of the conditions of the bishop is* that the balance be paid and the fund started for a new'church. There are about 1,200 Polish people in St. Patrick's parish. A mass-meeting of the Polish- residents was held Sunday evening, at which the bishop's communication' was again read by Rev.'John J. McCabe, but owing to the inclement weather the attendance was small. There was' another ^meeting held Monday evening, at which time various opinions for and against the new project were given. * Rev. John J. McCabe went to Hartford Tuesday to report the result of the meeting to the bishop, who will take the matter-into consideration and give notice whether or .not he will decide to establish a new parish at the present tinje. Rev, McCabe will very likely announce at the 8 o'clock mass Sunday the bishop's views in the matter. •iHif ument 0RIAL TO D AUG. 1 Goes :to . of . 3oi Apnp rai Amtinge Company ~ "1st $1,800—Most . "P* the Many Designs - 'the monument to be;; over the grave of the lat^;g^^^0 Dunn in St. Partick's cem^j^t&a; b^en awarded to Van Amririge :of Boston, Mass., by Rev,^0h4"^f. McCabe, chairman of the coi^in![tt|e.l The cost price for the be $1,800 and the contract Ipalls for its completion on or! bisfbrej^ugust 1. The design se-lecrtd Js aSTOiret Celtic cross of clas-sic^ i pattern ;with triple base, standing, ;i:5ife^tlA'4.t,inches,high and the most appropriate of the many designs ; WtTOglitted. , The material will;- be"^^lue .;Westerly granite arid its gi^rieral desfgn and work-mai) sii|p ;W|l be yeyy.iimiliar to the standkrd pliaftg^reHted in Massa-. chusefts tQ" the riiempry of bishops and arch|lhot)8. ^.11 four sides of the mpnq^|n| will be; richly carved with orrija^ental flgtires and em-blems st^plflcant ot the church and emblem^tlgjbf the sacerdotal life of Rev. Fatlier Dunn. The monument will be erected on the circular plot in St. Patrick's cemetery, which has always bei^^eiserved for clerics who die in the^ppis|);, and is located in the west tPprti^«f the cemetery on a beautiful: overlooking the Connecticut riveri "The plot is being graded and ig* ti^;be enclosed by an ornamental concrete wail and on the west bank a retaining wall will be built to guard against the possible shifting of the soil. POLISH SOCIE-CELEBRATE - Library to Open May 5tln ; The new Cai-negie Library will be opened to the public on Tuesday, May otli. It was the plan of the library" committee to open it May 1st, but on account of an unavoidable delay, v'the date of opening was postponed Jo May 5th. The library will be .open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday- and Saturday from 2 to 9 p. mV- Miss Lillian V. Bailey, the librarian will be assisted by. Miss Bessie 7?.ease. To Consider Mexico. Rev. David C. Reid, pastor of the Congregational church, Enfield Street .at the morning service at 10:45 Sunday took for the subject of his discourse "The New Man Demanded by the Present .Day." The disturbance in Mexico furnished the subject for open discussion at the laymen's meeting in the ^vening at 7:15 o'clock, the pastor was the leader. The topic' was "What Is the Trouble .With Mexico?" ' ! v-r>; „'... I. O. O. F. Attend Service, f • In observance of the 9E>lh anniversary of the organization of the order of Odd Fellows, the members of friendship Lodge, I. O. O. F. arid Enfield Encampmerit attended a special service Sunday night; in the Methodist Episcopal church in Hazardville. Rev.. Thomas Tyrie, > who has long been an active member of the order, delivered an address ap-propriate to the occasion. There was Parade and Appropriate' Addresses irt Franklin Halt to Commemorate the Signing of the Polish Constitution. Next Sunday, May 3rd will be the 123rd anniversary of the Polish constitution and will be celebrated by a parade of the Polish societies of T^hompsouville, composed of the Falcon Society and its Ladies' Auxiliary, the Krakusy Society and the Polish children of the village headed by the Carpet City Band. Starting from their hall in the Lozier building, they will march through the Polish district to Church street to Main street and then to Franklin Hall where they will listen to appropriate addresses by speakers from Springfield and Hartford, as well as local ones. A musical program hils been arranged in which Master Bobowski, son -of the local photographer, will render violin solos. All nationalities are invited to attend this celebration. The committee in charge of arrangements request the merchants of the town to decorate their stores in commemoration of this event. Fire Drill by School Children. Monday morning tiie-'pupils in the Enfield Higl?> school building, ni^rn-be'ring 275 in all, were put through a fire drill under the direction of Supt. Sellew. The opinion of the Supt. is that the children should be able to get out of the /building in much faster time . and frequent drills will be held... Last year the children in the North and South schools beat the record of the pupils in the hi^h school building by going through the fire drill in much quicker time. Rev. Henry Pouget, Temporary Asst. Pastor of St. Patrick's Church. A large number of members from Washington Irving Council, Knights of ColumbuS, were entertained in the council rooms, High street, Sunday evening by Rev. Henry Pouget, the temporary asst. in St. Patrick's church. Father Pouget gave an interesting review of his experience during liis^five years', labors in the Canal* Zo,ne and during his many years as a missionary among the Indians in the far West and New ^lexico. The clergyman also proved himself a singer and pianist of ability. He was instrumental in organizing two councils of the Knights of Columbus In New Mexico and is very enthusiastic over the work that is being done by the order; Mrs. J. A. Bent is the, guest of her grandmother, Mrir. Rachel SONS OF VET- ' ' I ERANS TO FORM Efforts Being Made to FOrm Local Camp—C. H. Bissell of. Southing-ton Addresses Meeting. Samuel Brown Post, G. A. R. held its regular meeting last Monday evening in Foresters' Hall, Russell street, at which the matter of organ, izing a sons of veterans camp for Thompsonville was discussed.. The project was received with favor by the civil war veterans and it was voted to establish a camp here, Harry H. Woodward was chairman of the meeting and S. Raymond Epstein, clerk. The reason for the movement be l.ng undertaken at this time are as follows: "As a son of a veteran you are doubtless interested in seeing Memorial properly observed. We have reason to feel proud of what our fathers accomplished and should see to it that the services they rendered to their country in its hour of need are remembered and. recognized. Today the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic are thinning, and they are calling all along the line to the sons to join them in their work." C. H. Bissell of Southington, president of the Past Commander's Association, Connecticut Division, Sons of Veterans, was present and explained the objects and aims of the Sons of Veterans Camp. Remarks were also made by the Division Commander. PRIZE ESSAY CONTEST. The double silver medal contest, with the awarding of prizes to the winners in the prize essay contest given by the children of the public, school, under the auspices of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, wafe held in Mechanics' Hall, Warehouse Point last Tuesday evening in which the following program was carried out: Piano solo. Miss Eva L. Sha^""pifayer, Rev. William J. Brewster; selections," Under the Shadow of the Mountain, What He Had Swallowed, Cold Water; school chorus by Wagner; song, "Flag^pf the Free;" selections, What Have You Done Today?, What the Bobolink Said, 'Rover in Church; vocal solo, Miss Shaw. The contestants in the first contest were Lillian Newberry, Ruth Lord, Florence Maher, Jennie Anderson, Ella Polozie and Emma Mayo, and the judges were Mr. James Clark of Broad Brook; Miss Sarah Price of Warehouse Point and Miss Edith Gilmore of Broad Brook. The program for the second contest was as follows: Selections, A Boy On Probation, He Never Blamed the Booze, Wanted, a Boy; song, "Columbia Glorious Nation"; selections, I Killed a Robin, God, Give us Men, Two Boys and a Cigarette, The Power of Example, The Mouse and the Boy; Vocal solo, Miss Shaw. The contestants were Frederick Lord, Herbert Parsons, Dillingham Palmer, Arthur Bromage, Carl Larson, Charles Estell, Dwight i£bbe and James Pascoe. The judges for the second contest were Rev. Roger A. Dunlop of Windsor Locks, Mr. Howard Pascoe of Warehouse Point, and Miss Martha Wadsworth of Warehouse Point. The referee was Rev. C. H. VanNatter. Miss Florence Malier was awarded the medal in the first contest and .lames Pascoe in the second. A COSTLY FISHING EXCURSION Four Men Pay Fines of $20 Each For Violation of the Fish and Game Laws. ' > Four men Vere up before the Town Court Tuesday morning, charged with violation of the fish and game laws. The men pleaded guilty and the officer offered the net and 8 fish as evidence. They were arrested by Deputy Game Warden Joseph McNamara of Hazardville, who found the men fishing with a net in a brook in the east part of the town Saturday afternoon. Judge Hugh Young imposed a fine in each case of $2 for the offense and an additional fine of $1 for each of the 8 fish. Costs of $10 were also assessed in each case, making a to-tol of $20 that each of the men paid for his fishing excursion. Edmund L. Pease, Game Warden for Hartford County, was also present. He has obtained 10 convictiins for violation of the game laws in his jurisdiction during the past month. .. WIG® ; __ j?.-?.•xx;xm& •' CONGRESSMEN VOTE TO REDUCE SALARIES 25tli Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wood of Thompsonville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday the 25th, and entertained about forty of their friends at their home on Abbe avenue. Vocal and instrumental music was enjoyed and many pleasing selections were sung by Mr. Neil Patterson the popular Scotch comedian of' Springfield, Mass., accompanied by Miss Lottie Wood at, the piano, after which refreshments were served. Many valuable gifts of silver, cut glass and linen were received. Guests were present from Worcester, Springfield, Hampden and this village: FRATERNAL NEWS Woman's Club Meeting. The annual meeting of the Woman's Club of Enfield was held in the clubhouse of the Enfield country club yesterday afternoon. Report of officers and committees indicated a profitable and prosperous year, the treasurer reporting^ goodly balance in the treasury and the secretary, a total of 80 members, with five new members voted in yesterday. The work of the Literature, Education, Music, Civics, Social Entertainment, Visiting Nurse and Current Events committees were reported by their chairman. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mrs. Arthur C. Eddy, re-elected; vice-president, Mrs. Horace B. Brainard; secretary, Miss Ethel M. Darling; treasurer, Mrs. John A. Best, reelected; auditor, Miss Lucy Down-ton; new directors, Mrs. Mark W. Bushnell, Mrs. George A. Douglass, Miss M. Louise Morrison. The other directors elected last year for the two-year term are Mrs. Charles H. Willson, Mrs. Allen B. Hathaway and Mrs. H. B. Brainard. ' To Let Carcls-i-Bc at The Press.' also 'sp^cial inusic by the choir. Bright. .. ) * «. . mon appri Last Sunday evening the i&embers of Sir Rowland Hill. Lodge, Sons of St. George, attended a special religious service in St. Andrew's Episcopal church, at which the pastor, Rev. D. Russ Judd preached a ser-appropriate to the occasion. K. of P. Asnuntuck Lodge, K. of P. journeyed to Springfield last Thursday night to play the Henry S. Lee Lodge K. of P. of that city at Pocket Billiards and the match resulted in a win for the local K. of P.'s by a score of 150 points to 106. Summary of games: Asnuntuck Lodge. , F. Hargrave 50 H. Taylor 50 F. Harrison 50 Henry S. Lee Lodge. F. Abbe Dr. Parker DeForrest 150 . 28 . 40 . 38 106 These two lodges will play the best two out of three for a supper at the Kimball hotel shortly. Horace Bodley is manager of the locals and H. Cair is manager of Henry S. Lee Lodge of Springfield. Sir Rowland Hill Lodge. Notwithstanding the inclement weather on Sunday night, a good number assembled at Foresters' Hall and marched to St. Andrew's church. The occasion being the anniversary of St. George's Day. Rev. D. Russ Judd delivered a splendid sermon, taking for his text, Hosea, 14 Chap., 9th verse, "Who is Wise, and He Shall Understand These Things Prudent; and He Shall Know Them." The sermon was listened to with great attention. The preacher urged the members to keep before them the principals of St. George. The choir sang with much effect the Anthem, Hallelujiih, Christ is Risen. St. Elmo Lodge, K. of P., of West-field, Mass., will exemplify the Rank of Knight on a class of candidates for Asnuntuck Lodge, No. 29, K. of P.. in Odd Fellow's Hall. Thursday evening, April 30. All members are requested to meet at the hall at 7:30 sharp, as there will be a short parade aftei the guests arrive. A banquet will follow the degree work and will be served on second floor in 'the Brainard block, in charge of Stephen H. Bodley, Albert B. Clark, Horace L. Bodley, William Nichols and Edward Martin. Britannia Lodge, No. 34. The members of the Home Circle met last Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Johnson on North Main street. The prize for whist was won by Mrs. Humphries, and all were entertained in a most enjoy-, able manner. The members meet this evening at the home of Mrs. Whiteley in Lincoln street. The fourth of the gold piece series whist drives takes place next Wednesday evening, Foresters' Hall. The Press, the best advertising niedium in Northern Connecticut. Many Humane Acts by American "Royalty"—Teaching the Indians. Refuse Tainted Money—Agitation For Open Committee Meetings. While a country was impatiently waiting for the Senate of the United States to pass a resolution upholding the action of the President in using armed force in Mexico, that great body was deliberately choosing a pathway to be traveled which would leave the record of Congress absolutely plain. The President had admonished Congress that it must under no circumstances commit the American government to "war" upon Mexico. The action of the United States was to be directed, according to the President, against the Huerta (pronounced Wlierta) faction, which Washington has refused to recognize as a government. The President told Congress in his speech: "I come to ask your approval." And before that approval was obtained Vera Cruze was in the hands of the American n a v y . . . . . . . We sat in the Senate gallery through the afternoon, and the long night, and watched one of the greatest scenes fenacted in that Chamber since the Spanish-American war. Some people may say that the Republicans sought to make a partisan issue, and if such was the intention" they certainly have left a clear record. The Administration forces stood firm for the resolution that came from the Committee, and which, it was charged, "was written on a White House typewriter," This resolution "justified" the President, because of the refusal of Huerta to • • > '•'-XimM» r :v-3!$g . .. .'•'if! - ~ 4 ,k. .• ' salute the Stars and Stripes, and fof'_ two or three minor instances of 'of-'--- I if / •i ficial insult by Huerta. On this platform the Democrats stood pat. The Republicans in their resolutions— the principal one of which was that introduced by Senator Lodge, recited the generally chaotic conditions of Mexico, and held that these conditions should form the basis, of our action against Huerta. Many asserted 'that the instances cited by the President did not furnish a good reason for the use of armed force. and several Senators took the ground ; that the apology in the form offered by General Huerta, was all that the United States should demand. There was no thought, or charge, in that Chamber, that the Senators were quibbling, and when the minority resolutions were all defeated, the Republicans had made their point plain that it was only the method of approval for which they fought, and the Senate at 3:25 in the morning sustained the President absolutely— only thirteen Members voting against the resolution offered by the Administration. If the latest move in Mexico is successful it will be sa;d that a united and patriotic Congress "upheld the President." If our new Mexican policy is a failure then the Republicans in the next campaign will produce the record made by them to lay all the blame on the Democratic Administration. Call this patriotism, politics, or what you will,—nevertheless that's the way it was fixed in Congress. The Funny Representatives. Ninety-seven Congressmen voted to reduce their own salaries from .$7,500 to $6,000 a few days ago— but there were 205 in opposition. and had there been any real danger of this proposition going through, about ninety of the ninety-seven would have found a speedy method of changing their votes. The Representatives as a rule are very much impressed with their own greatness, and their confidential opinion is that they are "working" altogether too cheap. A few years ago legislators throughout the country started in to advocate cutting out railroad passes, direct primaries, restricted campaign contributions, and a lot of other things they never wanted. But the public took up the suggestions, and so thoroughly approved, that the public servants had to carry the propositions through in order to save their jobs. But the-lesson does not seem to have sunk home, and the Congressmen who are still try- •, •*. ing to jolly the voters with the no- "J tion that they are genuine reformers, will wake up some day to the fact that the country thoroughly ap- , ' proves the idea of a cut in their sal-'.N.^fe^^® •,.-^ aries—and then they are going to very, very sorry. Some of the Mem- "•—(Continued on Page Tnree) IN
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