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THUMBNAIL SKETCH OP COISOJIKSS
We have been so submerged with war
measures and war talk and peace predic
tions that It Is difficult to koep clearly in
mind Just what was accomplished by tho
Congress Just ended. During the first
fcssIoii of tho Congress, devoted largely
to prosecution of the war, among the Im
portant measures passed were:
The war declaration against Germany,
signed April 6, 1917; the selective draft
The law for seizure of interned German
The war risk tnsuranco bureau act.
The first war revenue bill.
The food and fuel control law.
The daylight-saving measure.
The initial and record-breaking aviation
appropriation of G40,000,000.
The trading with the enemy act.
The measure providing for soldiers' and
tailors' insurance and protection of their
civil rights at home.
Outstanding measures of the second,
long session, were:
Tho Austrian war declaration.
The national prohibition resolution.
The Webb export trade act.
The alien property custodian bill.
Tho laws for government control of rail
roads, telegraphs, telephones, cables and
Tho second draft law.
The war flnanco corporation act.
The Overman reorganization bill.
During the last session, completion of
the 36,000,000,000 revenue Mil was the chief
accomplishment in addition to completion
of the wheat guarantee bill, authorization
of $7,000,000,000 in short term .notes and
the huge annual appropriation bills.
Woman suffrage also was a much-de-1
bated topic, but It was defeated in the
Senate last month, flfty-flvo to twenty
nine, lacking the necessary two-thirds
by. a margin -of one vote, after the resolu
tion proposing submission of an equal
suffrage nmendment to the constitution
had been adopted by the House on Jan
uary 10, 1917, by a voto of 274 to 136. The
campaign for its adoption will be renewed
in the -new Congress.
CONGIIRSS AND ITS OMISSIONS
Individuals, if honest with themselves
and their creator, pray to be forgiven for
sins of omission as well as those of com
j mission for leaving undone the things
1 we ought to have done, as well as doing
, the things we ought not to have done.
. Congress, on the other hand, does not
put sins of omission and those of com'
! mission in the same class. Indeed failure
to pass measures through indirection is
at times sufficient to entitle the offenders
free tltlo to ontranco Into the perilous
I gates of party preferment. They give
their enemy measures sleep, and are hall
ed as benefactors by their followers, If
not. by a credulous public.
Tho Sixty-fifth Congress did many big
things. It left some great things undone,
lomo of Its omissions are doubtless cred-
I Itable; othors remind us of tho cartoon
of a clown trying to drive a mouBfl har
nessed to a gigantic steam roller. We do
not undertako at this time to say which
is which among the measures that died
In the last session of Congress. Here is
the list. You can classify the same as
you think merits and demerits demand;
Definite adjustment of tho railroad sit
tuition as to government's continued con
The J7EO,000,000 railroad administration
Hills dealing with unemployment of la
bor and literacy problems.
The $1,215,000,000 army appropriation bill
with its authorization for a temporary
army of MO.OOO men after July 1.
The $760,000,000 naval appropriation
measure authorizing a new three-year
building program urged by President Wit
The sundry bill carrying appropriations
totalling about $8.10,000,000, Including $50,
000,000 for tho merchant marine.
The annual agricultural appropriation
measure with $27,000,000, and carrying ro
peal of daylight saving.
The District of Columbia appropriation
bill carrying $14,000,000.
Tho reclamation measure to provide
farms for returned soldiers and sailors,
The nil, coal and mineral land leasing
The bill designed to enforce nationwide
The bill making unlawful the display of
red flags and the circulation of propa
ganda favoring the overthrow of the gov
eminent by forcee,
Meat Industry legislation,
Immigrant exclusion and alien depor
tntlnn bills. .
Resolutions to terminate government
NEXT PRESIDENCY MAY UK INVOLVED IN PEACE ISSUES
One of tho prositing problems o tho day is tho Bitimtlon In
which tho Unltod Stnton in-left with roforenco to tho longuo of
nations. If tho project fnlla, who will boat tho responsibility,
tho Prosldont or tho Unltod States, or nolthor or both?
Aa a matter of incontrovertible fact, both tho President
and tho Senato havo played politics to a certain degroo. Each
haB sought to put upon tho other tho burden of responsibility.
Noithor Bido has told tho wholo truth. Each sido has put to
tho front its own facts and arguments, precisely as would two
Bets of lawyers in a jury trial beforo tho court. Under thoso
circumstances the public, which is tho jury in this case, must
take all arguments and facts into consideration, if it is to
reach an intelligent and satisfactory verdict.
One of the moves of tho Senato under tho leadership of
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts was tho signing of a resolu
tion by thirty-seven republican senators declaring that the
project for a league of nations "in tho form now proposed"
should not be adopted. The resolution in addition recited tho
desire of the Senate for a speedy peace wijh Germany on
"terms satisfactory to tho United States and the nations with
whom the United States is associated in the war."
The intended psychological effect of this move was to put
the burden of proof on the President, and in addition place the
President in the position of going ahead when it had already
been demonstrated that a two-thirds vote of the Senate could
not be secured for the ratification of a treaty of peaco embody
ing the covenant of the league of nations as at present
In addition to the signing of this formal resolution by
republicans, a considerable number of senators are said to
have pledged themselves to vote against the league of nations
covenant. Beside the thirty-seven republicans who havo
signed the resolution in question two republicans, Elkins and
Fall, and eight democrats have indicated their sympathy with
it. Senators Kellogg and Nelson are league of nations
adherents, but they do not like the proposed constitution. The
eight sympathetic democratic senators are Reed, Thomas,
Gore, Underwood, Chamberlain, Myers, King and Shields.
It is now claimed that fifty-two of the membera of the
next Senate are practically pledged to vote against the league's
constitution as now proposed. Allowing for the optimism of
Messrs. Lodge and Knox, who have engineered the lining-up
of the league's enemies and those on the list who are so mildly
opposed as to fall off at the first serious pressure, there re
mains at least one-half the personnel of the Senate of the
Sixty-sixth Congress who are committed to the rejection of
such a league of nations as is proposed, and it requires two
thirds to ratify the treaty of peace of which this is a
A majority of the senators who joined with Mr. Lodge
in attaching their names to the resolution are not against the
League of Nations. They are fighting to get the President
to acceptamendments as to the Monroe Doctrine, the voting
powers in the executive council and house of delegates. The
resolution presents no insuperable obstacles to the league.
It is stated that if the democrats had been alive to their
opportunities, they would have allowed the Lodge resolution
to go toya vote instead of objecting to its consideration. The
resolution could have been defeated by a majority vote and
it is said now that the democrats, had they been aggressive
enough in their leadership, could have mustered a majority
against the republicans at the hour when the resolution was
The battle over the -league constitution is now trans
ferred from the United States Senate to the public platforms
of the country, and the discussion of the issue through the
columns of the press. The supporters of the President
propose to appeal to the public. A great campaign for this
purpose is being planned. Voters will be deluged on all sides
with arguments to swing opposing national legislators from
their present position.
President Wilson's supporters will catch up the principal
arguments advanced by him in his final address before sail
ing for France on his second trip, and it is hoped that before
time for final action by the conference at Versailles a verdict
will have been reached in this country.
The republicans have no idea of letting the President
have it all his way while the country is making up its mind.
The anti-league people will be hot on the President's trail.
They began to answer his speech with three New York
speeches on Thursday. Senators Borah, Reed and Thomas,
the two latter democrats, opened their campaign. To
morrow Senators Borah and Thomas and former Senator
Beveridge will speak against the league in Boston, and the
next day Senator Borah will make another speech to Clan Na
Gael also in Boston.
The debate will be conducted all over the United States.
A million copies of Senator Lodge's speech have been mailed ;
and a million copies of Mr. Knox's argument are also on their
way to the voters. The addresses of Senators Reed, Borah,
and Poindexter are being distributed in equaHy impressive
volume. In fact there was never a propaganda attempted
in the United States on such a monumental scale as this
effort to line up the voters of the country behind a legislative
course already determined. It is realized this is necessary to
hold the senators in line, for they are keenly awake to the
pressure that will come from the people eager to put the war
period behind them and to get back to business with a world
at peace. .
The fate of many individual senators depends upon the
outcome of this campaign, and it is far from improbable that
the presidency of the United States may be one of the issues
to come out of the struggle. The politicians have been
making their plans with Wilson eliminated as a candidate.
The fight for a League of Nations may bring him back into
Under these circumstances no small significance is to be
attached to the co-operation of former President Taft with
President Wilson in support of the league of nations as now
proposed. It is also worthy of note in this connection that
the republican congressional publicity association through
its president, the Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr., has given out
the following statement from its Washington headquarters:
"We now begin to understand why it was that the
President did not select former President Taft as one of his
colleagues on the peace commission. There is no stronger
advocate of the League of Nations in this country, aside from
Mr. Wilson himself, than his predecessor in office, and there
is no doubt that he is doing the Wilson cause a far greater
service by remaining at home than he could if he was tied
down at the peace conference in Paris.
"Thus far Judge Taft has failed to reply to the position
taken by leading republican senators that the adoption by
the United States of the. league vinvolvcs the abandonment of
the form of government outlined in our constitution, to the
support of which every senator is bound by oath. Rather
has he indulged in rosy predictions for the future of the world
if the Wilson plan is followed. We undertake to say that
what the people are concerned about first is the preservation
of ther own country, after which attention may be given to
the welfare of other nations, and Mr. Taft will find that he is
not striking a popular note in advocating the contrary."
If President Wilson should be brought into (Lhe campaign
of 1920 as a candidate for a third term on tho issue of the
adoption of a treaty of peace with a league of nations as a
requisite condition, not only former President Taft but a host
of Americans would be put in a perilous predicament. Yet
politics may manoeuvre the whole American people into that
lit control ttt Un hew legislative ngencn
Including (m M t t, mjnrily In (lie
late tJtJllRreen nil Well mt lilt (imtnfllolis re
nutUltK from the tlltliimtBtinrt lit lie re
trtlhlk'ftli hllhtirlty, This h Indeed a wntl
ilerflil world, ami Its wonders Increase
will, Oio revolving years.
WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY
tJrorgn V, ICdinnndn and lhe High
Klmming He Held In 1fn Itnllon
The generation tit Vermnllters who
havo Krowii up during tho past 25
years do not rctitlxn th high stand
ing, ability and statesmanship of Ouorgp
li ICamtiiiflK, Aoimtor from Vermont who
died last week at his homo In California
whnro ho has lived most of tho timo
slnro ho voluntarily retired from tho
sonnto In 1R1,
Mr. lOOmundn wont to tho sonatn In
1M0 nt the ago of DA nnd noon devolopod
Into onn of the great men of that body.
In fact during nt least tho latter half
of his 25 years thero he was generally
considered tho chief statesman of tho
senato of the Unltod States, Tho New
York Times oti thu day after Senator
Kdmunds deatli prlnlnd a most appreci
ative editorial on Mr. Kdmunds' servlco
In tho Senato as follows:
It would bo hard to enumerate, so
many and so various woro they, the
sorvlcoa of Ocorgo F. Kdmunds to his
country A great lawyer, endowed
with a crystalline Intollcct, known to
bo absolutely honest and unselfish In
his views, whether they wcro approved
or not by public sentiment, ho acquired
In his twontv-flvB
an InteUoctual and a moral reputation.
dignity, and authority such an no Sena
tor of to-day possesses. Ho did not be
lieve in tho popular election of Senators.
He began his rnrear In thn flunnta r-Virr,K-
er among such men as Sumner, Fewen-
aen, Trumbull. a generation ago It
was Impossible to think of him without
thinking of his inseparable crony and
Democratic compeer, Allen O. Thurnmn.'
Ono remembers the Senator from Ohio
wuvlng the signal bandanna, nt tha Hon.
ator from Vermont sitting In state as
presiding omcer of tho Senate. There Is
n gleam from the gold spectacles. Soma
harmless unnecessary Senator la rwllort
to the chair. The two elder statesmen.
me nest Drains of each party in the Son
ate, march forth, and, in the Senate
restaurant, gravely consult the oracle.
Unhallowed days before the Flood I How
did Mr. Edmunds manage to live more
than ninety years taking a keen Interest
in Hiiairs to tne last?
Mr. Edmunds, from the time ho en
tered the Senate, fought intelligently,
steadily, and constantly for the resump
tion of specie payment. With Mr. Conk-
llng he drovo the Republican Senators
In caucus to support the Re sumption act,
which became a law In 18TB. He framed
and introduced tho bill establishing tho
Kloctorial Commission, and though he
became a member of that body, his char
acter stood so high that he was probably
lefB objectionable to the Democrats than
any other Republican member. With the
aid of Mr. Thurmon he forced the Pacific
Railroad Funding act, drawn by himself,
through the Senate. The act for tho sup
pression of polygamy In Utah Is common
ly associated with his name, and It Is too
often fcrgotten that the so-called Sher
man anti-trust law Is almost wholly his
work. He was then chairman of tho
Judiciary Committee. In an article In
The North American Review In 1911 he
explained that It was the Intention of
the makers of the statue that the courts
should construe it, not for the purpose
of destroying bat of helping honest busi
ness. The Judiciary Committee agreed
that "it was quite Impracticable to In
clude by speolflo .descriptions all the acts
which should come within tho meaning
nnd purposes of the words 'trade' and
'commerce' or trust' or the words 'res
traint' or 'monopolize' by precise and all
inclusive definitions, and that these were
truly matters for Judicial consideration."
The Judiciary Committee belloved that
the familiar principles which guide courts
In the construction of statutes would lead
them "to give the words In the act a
beneficial and remedial rather than an
Injurious and technical one, hurtful to
any honest trade an well as out of har
mony with the beneficent spirit and
policy of tho whole, act."
The s.tatute of Itself a sufficient
monument to Mr, Kdmunds. He had a
strong analytical nnd constructive mind.
He had the dry wit aB he had tho twang
and the fine, solid, simple, rugged char
acteristics of his native State. He was a
friend of civil service reform. In his
last days he wns eager for the defense
of American rights nnd war with Ger
many. He left public Ufa by his own
wleh on account of a certain weariness
with the political tendencies of that time,
if too many Americans of to-day have
hut a shadowy remembrance of one
of the most thoughtful, most patri
otic, most useful and most independ
ent of American statesmen they ought
to be ashamed of their ignorance.
control nf telegraph, telephone and other
wire utilities December 31,
Resolution to repeal 10 per cent tax on'
The compromise aqual ufrrag constitu
tional amendment resolution, '
Bteps have already been aken to re
surrect the measure to put woman nuf
frage In the nation's organic law during
the extra session nf Congress which Is ab
solutely necessary and which will be sum
moned some tlmo after the return of
President Wilson from France. y that
tlmo tho President will cither havo suc
ceeded or failed utterly to secure the
adoption of his peaco program, including
the Idea of a pormanent League of Na
tions. The sixty-sixth Congress, will then
havo passed upon the record of Its prede
cessor, nnd some of the things now attrib
uted to Congress will be charged up to tlfo
Democratic party by the Republican party
VERMONT OYSTKR SUI'PKRS
liy Daniel L. Cady.)
There's nothing that I think of more
Than oyster-supper nights of yore.
Them evenings when tho church or
Wns out for coin and chink and change,
To capture which for weeks ahead
They spread thu bills that billed the
Inviting every soul in town
To lay a half a dollar down.
They always picked a moonful night
ho I.una might contribute light:
They planned it so that drummer Low
Would bo in town nnd have to go;
They even fixed It mi Jerome,
Tho logging boss, would be at home;
They used cold blood and cool fincsso
To make thorn nights a hot success.
Theso 'foresaid points are very clear
whilst others fade from year to year;
For instance, Did tho oysters "come,1
And if so, was I served to Homo.
Or did I get with bowl and spoon
Some water that was warmed too soon?
And did 1 hear my scatmato say
Her oyster must have got away?
No matter they was sure a treat.
Them oysters that wo s'posed we'd cat;
The broth we s'posed would pass our
A rosy recollection sips:
And how our thumbs enjoyed to crack
A Iloston cracker's brlttlo back)
What though the feast was oyster shy
The other things was heaping high:
For cabbage salad, nplaBhcd with egg.
Was alwayn mado by Mother Gregg,
And Aunty Allan! loved to bako
A Pyramld-of-Ghaza cake,
And frost It flown from tip to toe
With frosting fresh ns sugar snow.
And buttered biscuit, yes; It's true,
Was always sont by Sister Drew,
And thero wan pickles, Jams and Jells
As linn ns Mr, Hlltmoro sells.
And rolltop cuke and mlncemoat pie,
And tartB that most put out your eye,
And doughnuts that wns raised all night,
A-frled In oaf lard painted white
Two great long tables, sot with care.
And not a crlscoed victual there.
The tables stacked, Odella Pope
Would always stnrt a game of ropo;
Bho'd Jump right In aiursay, "I'm It,"
And play until tho lost one quit,
And when she slupped you on tho wrist
Her mother's daughter soon got kissed
What rhoico and charming hours they
Them oyster-Htippcrcd nlghtM of yorol
AMMUW.V MMH I'ltOI'MHTV BOtitt
W, I), WoiilRon nnd A. W, LatfouiiUlii
( MnHngrirlil niirt Frank Gould of
WnallitirnflpM have bought of Mdgnr
Palmer of Now Vorlt and tho Mtaln of
Din late Maxwell Mvnrtu of Windsor all
Urn stunk of tho Ammlen Limn company,
which went out of business noon nfter tho
(lentil of Mr, livnrtu. In th trodo th
puraliiwflr noitulrn 1,000 acres of land, 14
tenements, a store, a sawmill and. a
chapel, Tho new company, of whtoh Mr.
Oould will ho pmnldotit, Mr. Woolson
sorotary and Mr. LaFoiintaln treasurer,
Intend In put ulmiil Wfitx) Into tho bul
nM nnd manufauturo lima on a laraor
sonic than It hnx over boon dona In
Amsden before. They already have an
order for roo carloads of what has al
ways boon cnnsldorod tho best lime In tho
country, nnd tlm work of filling the order
hni already commenced, Ono of tho first
things to be dnuo Is to cut about 1,000
cords of wood off tho lnud for use In tho
,500 FOR RARRH LIBRARY
At a spoclal city mooting In Barro It
was voted to appropriate $1,500 toward
supporting tho Aldrich Public library in
that city. In years past tho city has
contributed to Its maintenance to tho ox
tent of (30i?, but tho year Just ended
Bhowcd a deficit of ?1,W0.
G. A. R. IN RUTLAND
The Vermont Department Encampment
of tho G. A. R. and the Women's Relief
Corps and the kindred organizations will
meet this year in Rutland on May 21 and
PRESENTS FOR RETIRING SUPT.
William J. King, 30 years an employe
and 18 years superintendent of the
Mooro & Thompson Paper Co., was pre
sented a chair and travejlng bag by the
employes upon his retirement March 1.
GETTING READ V FOR SUOAR
Sugar makers in tho section of Ver
mont around Barro are making their
annual preparations for tho maple sugar
season, and while opinions differ as to
whether the continued mild woathor this
winter will make for a big crop, farmers
are unanimous In tholr belief that tho
sugar season will begin oarly. In the
Immcdlato vicinity of Barre several
farmers have scattered their buckets and
ae getting ready for tho flret run of sap.
An east hill sugar maker is advertising
new syrup, but local makers are by no
means glutted with the 1019 vintage.
Maple syrup and sugar promlso to
bring high prices this year and It Is
known that trees which have not felt
the augur In years aro going to be
"A MAN MAY, IF HE KNOWS NOT
HOW TO SAVE AS HE GETS, KEEP
HIS NOSE ALL HIS LIFE TO THE
GRINDSTONE AND DIE NOT WORTH
A GROAT AT LAST." THAT IS WHAT
WISE OLD BEN' FRANKLIN TOLD
,YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHERS.
THERE IS A KNACK OF BRINGING
.TOGETHER A PART OF DAY-BE-FORE-YESTERDAY'S
DAY'S, AND TO-DAY'S EARNINGS,
SO THAT THEY WILL SPELL SUC
CESS. FOR MORE THAN SEVENTY
YEARS THIS BANK HAS BEEN HELP
ING PEOPLE ACQUIRE THIS KNACK
OF SYSTEMATIC SAVINGS AND SUCCESS-MAKING
BY PROVIDING THEM
WITH A SAFE PLACE FOR SAVINGS
AND PAYING THEM THE HIGHEST
RATE OF INTEREST WHICH SAFETY
AND SOUND BANKING WOULD PER
MIT. Burlington Savings Bank
BENNINGTON CO. SHEEP BREEDERS
A long stop toward promoting tho sheep
Industry in Vermont han been taken by a
group of Bennington county shcop own
ers who have organized under the namo
of tho Bennington County Sheep Breed
era' association. The object of tho asso
ciation Is to foster the sheep industry
In Bennington county. Casper Prtryn of
Dorset started tho movement In January
by calling a meeting at Manchester,
whero the first stops in forming tho or
ganization were mode. Mr. Pruyn was
elected president pro tern and W. P.
MXnley, also or Dorset, ways elected
secretary-treasurer pro tern; two com
mittees were appointed, one to draft a
constitution and by-lawn, and tho other
to mako arrangements for tho next
meeting. The second meeting wxs.'held
at Arlington with nn attendance of 23,
anfl the work of organization was com
pleted. Three visitors gave talks, O. L.
Hartln of Plainflcld, master of tho Stato
Grange and formor commissioner of agrU
culture, F. Clifford Shaw, Bennington
county agricultural agent, nnd S. C.
Painter, extension specialist In sheep
husbandry, of Burlington. Mr. Martin
gave a very Interesting and" Instructive
talk on the history of the sheep Indus
try ami Its present status In the United
States nnd tho future prospects for sheep
In New England. He also read the pro
posed dog law for Vermont now before
the Legislature. Mr. Shaw and Mr.
Painter gave short talks, after which
Mr. Pruyn nnd Mr. Manley were elected
permanent officers for 1019, with O. P.
Black as vice-chairman. The constitu
tion and by-laws, as drawn up by tho
committee, were discussed and adopted.
Committees on dog laws, membership and
entertainment were appointed. '
WILL NOT GET INDUSTRY
At a meeting of the subscribeni'to stock
In the new bnll-hearing concern, some
flOO.000 being represented, tho subscribers
declined tho proposition offered by tho
Bryco Manufacturing company and
have dropped efforts to get tho company
to go to Mnntpelier. The committee re
cently secured subscriptions amounting
to $223,000. It then presented a proposition
to rthe Bryco company which replied
with a counter proposition which tho sub
scribers declined. A committee has been
named by tho board of trade to look
after some new project.
DIES SUDDENLY ON TRAIN
Pre3ton B. King, aged CO, a well known
traveling man, died suddenly Wednesday
March G on tho train from Plttsford to4ils
homo In Rutland, aftur an acute attack
of heart trouble. Ho was a salesman for
a drug company.
TOOK IODINE FOR MEDICINE
Tho flvo-ycar-old nephew of Mr. and
Mrs. M. C. Washburn of Jeffersonvillo
In tnklng what was supposed to be
couch medicine tho other day got by
mistake some Iodine. Tho mistake was
discovered Immediately nnd tho child
came out nono tho worse for It.
URLINGTON TRUST C
Thrift and Frugality
Why not adopt ono or both?
Wo will contribute to their support
Your Money When Yon Want It
No vexatious delays and no sacrifices on deposits in the
WINOOSKI SAVINGS BANK
UFFICBUH AND THU.STKIiai
wiiEr1",&ent' .,ory.p-,frw'or: vice-president, Robert J. White: treasurer.
vmJP'&Si i8- Sliipman. Frank E. Blgwood. Guy W. Btifley, Homer
E. Wright, Wm. E. McBrlde.
FIFTV YHAIIH OI' SLCCKSSFUL. TltWINnsS
NO. 11 WINOOSKI BLOCK
THE NEW YEAR
to-a customary -time for rood resolutions. However, a resolve to t.mn ,m
savings account 1 rood mt any time. We will continue our rokly asvtaf
club for next Christina. Also we have a few little banks 'for chlTdreofe
accounts. i Interest palO. Mall accounts welcomed.
HOME SAVINGS BANK 3?-
IS. B. Taft. Vlc-I
C V. OrowneU. Pre.
C. S. Uronnrll, Treoa.
The Cabot high school recently pre
sented a play, making 175, thereby en
abling tho Victory girls to meet their
W. S. S. quota.
Tho manufacturers of Springfield
havo formed an incorporated body to
convert one end of the Jones & Lam
son shop into a big gymnasium and
John W. Grecnlcaf Is the last Wll
Itametown boy to return from the war,
with a slight limp as the result of a
wound. In one leg and to And that his
mother had died during his absence.
LETTERS-FROM THE PEOPLE
llenaon Is All Right
To lhe Editor of the Free Press;
The funny man who wrote Benson
Into tho list of gone-wet towns scored
a fairly good Joke. As a matter of
fact, while the vote was light on
account of tho "dead Issue" Idea, tho
town went no-license by about three
HUNDREDS WELCOME "Y" WORKER
Several hundred peoplo welcomed
homo tho Rev. o. E. Prlco of Rutland,
pastor of tho Methodist Church, who
has boon doing "V" servlco in France
for eight months. Ho was presented a
CHILD HUItNED TO DEATH
Mrs. A. 12. Smith of Springfield hear
ing hor threo-yrar-old son scream
rushed upstairs to Mud him In names.
Tho child hod been playing. In his
nlghtclothes. and it Is believed ho got
nom or soino matches. Ho' lived but I
a few hours. His mother was badly
burned In her efforts to aavo him.
THIS AND THAT
Mr. and Mrs. V, V, Hood of Topsham
havo boon DO years wed.
Tho homo of A. Cano of Wcbstcrvlllo
was destroyed by llro tho other day.
Tho Rutland Knights of ColumbuH nra
to glvo a minstrel show whon Lent Is
Mr. and Mrs, Charles L. Stacy of
Hrattleboro will bo 00 years wed on
The How E. V. Ruttcr of Enosburg
Falls has been ongaged as pastor of
tho Baptlut Church at Oroton.
The Ladles Hospital Aid societv of
Rutlnnd rulBed $i)3G,07 by their recent
(iltKDN MOUNTAIN PHILOSOPHY
"I'm a plain old Vermont farmer,
Yes, that's Jest what I be.
I ain't ben ronund this big, old world
for ter learn, 'n for ter see,
But there's one thing as I knows about
And IPs sunthln mighty fine
Yew ain't seen 'em, so I'll tell yer,
It's theso old green hills or mine.
Yew ain't never seen 'em momln's
When tho dawn's behind 'em, red,
And tho silver mists are roaund 'em
Like a vail eround yer hoad.
Yew ain't never seen 'em purplln'
'R's gold nlong their rim,
Abaout rho time the caows come home,
And day-llght's gettln' dim.
And their Just the same forever.
In wind, er sun, er rain,
They seem ter lean agin yer heart.
And kinder sooth yer pain.
I sit upon my porch nnd smoke,
And watch 'em one by one,
I lift my eyos unto them Mils,
When all my chores is done.
And theys no blue like their blueness.
And no grtm like their green,
If yer growed up in their shadder
Makes yer big, en strong, en clean
I knows titers lots er other things
As folks 'el say Is fine,
But theys nothln' In this whole wide
Like these old green hills er mtne.
FRANCES WRIGHT TURNER.
THE STORY TELLER
Mnrrav Rutin., of Cnltirnhh nlfl , 1. -.
entering her little boy In a new school.
sam to the teacher:
" 'Lepdlo TH t T"." hn 1 ill 1 rn n I , n ,1 an
If he LeS badt und ho vill be badt some
times Joost lick der boy next to him.
una nat vm frighten him.' "Selected.
JUST A LITTLE FURTHER ON
ouiiiu veurK ii ir r i w n r r n r. n t-t n i urn inai
voted "dry." its citizens became varV!
suspicious of strangers. Ono day
commercial traveller offered an old
negro $2 If he would lead him tn mnd
place whore he could get a drink.
i i i i' r Knmn nnaiTtarinti ina nirf --.
the thirsty one through the town, oaf
through the suburbs Into the country
ana then started due west.
"Look here, Sam," said the other. lcH
Inc natlence. "where 'are wa p-r!ni mtJ
ter this clrink7"
W e"re gwino ovah Into Kentucky
boss," wua the reply. "Wo can't. ffo
nutntn' in dls stato."
SHOWINO UP HIS FAMILY
iiiiu wuiua eiiuuiK wiwi "lion." a hum
handed In this astonishing production:
BVithoo 1, i- i .. .
ther's is an acquisition; sister's la nnJ
aggrega"on; brother's Is a conflagration,
ana nany s is. a mere premonition! -
One aflprtlnnn n wnmn n.n
through a suburban village, when Bhai
uuuteu a email Doy leaning on a gate Inf
front of ono of tho resldenoes. Tho boy'drf
aiiuuae dta not botray any groat amoun
' anioiuon. i am surprised to seo yo
standing here, nn- llttlo mnn " ih h
woman kindly, "Why do yon idle away.j
un sucn n nrauttrui aner-r
noon?" "I am not Idling," defiantly doJ
clared the loy. "I nm working for 4
thrift stamp." "Working for a tariff
stamp?" wondorlngly responded ths
woman, who couldn't see any signs oj
labor. "Yes. ma'am." rntnmnd ia hnv..
"Mr. Smith Is sitting on the veranda with
Biwer, ana aa tola me that he w
give me tho prlco of a thrift stamp
wouia watch for father." Glen
amp If 1
CHITTENDEN COUNTY TRUST COMPANY, BURLINGTON
I Paid That Bill
If you had paid It with a check you
could prove It and savo all argument. i
Open a chocking account with this
Bank and pay all your bills by check
that's the safe way.
B. i Sooth, Job J. Kim-., B, I. Vodlmrj, rHW
aokh. K. V, Oefchardt, f, n. iiromfc