"Hills, rocks and trees, the restless sea, the gleaming sands, in all does Connecticut rejoice, for they are hers and have been her choice possessions in enduring beauty since time began. But wonderfully as nature has endowed her, she is far better known as the land of invention, the home of shrewdness, sagacity and cleverness than through her charms of sea and land. To the people far away, the word Connecticut suggests the quality and calibre of her men, the length and breadth of their achievements..."
"The members of the company which are to present the Grays' opera, 'When Johnnie Comes Marching Home,' at the Hyperion beginning this evening held their last rehearsal at that theater last evening. In full costume, even down to the make-up, the gallant militiamen and their fair assistants went over and over the piece until the wee hours of morning."