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JIIE BARRE DAILY TI3IES, FEBRUARY 27,1003. ir-.
BARRE DAILY TIMES
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Frank E. lanfley, Publisher.
Catered at the Postomce t Barre Second
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1908.
The average daily circulation of the
Burns Daily Times for the week ending
Saturday was V
sopies, the largest paid circulation of
any daily paper ia this section.
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With a net looa in membership of only
eighty, the Vermont G. A. R. holds its
Morrison I. Swift, loader of the "un
employed" in Boston, was offered a $3.50
fcr day job. ftid he accept? Not he.
If tiling keep on, Xcw Yorkers will
be living uwierjrround, burrowing down
each night after their ( labors on th
Such tender epithets as "Liar," "Bank
rupt," and "Thrice Convict" Berve to
remind us that dear old Ma-achueU8
ia. still alive and kicing, or at least a
certain portion that is in the legisla
ture. In ppite of the withdrawal from the
Kew York Havings banks in the. fall ami
early winter, the record of the banks for
the year show 4.,(i:)S new depositors
and an increase of $1 S,303,2.3 in depos
its. There's confidence still.
The jrreat tMng is not that Massachu
setts was awarded three gold medal at
the. Jamewtown exposition much higher
ilioiiors than any other of 20 competing
fctates received but that (die found it
easy to make, exhibits that deserved
them. Boston Globe.
It now Tcmaiu to le seen if Massa
chusetts gets those three gold medals.
Busy workers who spend ten niinui.es
on the rond, to their homes and back,
and three and a half mora minutes to
eat their dinners will smile at the peti
tion of the fourth-class postmasters of
Vermont, who ask for an hour's closure
of office while they revel gastronomi
cally twice a day. Yet they say that
the fourth-class postmaster of Vermont
are in the rijrht physiologically. But
these agents of the government ought to
find a way to keep their place of busi
ness open during the- menl hours, for the
convenience 'of the public at least, if not
for maintaining a pride in the service.
George C. Underhill, a candidate for
mayor in Rutland, makes the accusation
in cold blood that there wa so much
fraud at a ward election in that city
some time ago that ha (Underhill) was
beaten out because ten of his votes, were
found, on investigation, to have been
counted in his opponents pile. If Un
derhill is correct, then we fell like say
ing with the Rutland Herald, of yester
day, "There are times when it seems
like a shame to mar a glorious1, sun
tinted, snowy-decked month like the
present with polities'' of the Rutland
"ME AND MY PEOPLE."
It was- inevitable that the "me and
my people" expression used by President
Eoose,velt in returning thank to Presi
dent Pardo of Peru for felicitations over
the fleet should be picked up by those
who are on the watch for the least sem
blance of a flaw in the chief executive's
doings and sayings. At first thought,
the expression may sound stilted and
assuming an unwarranted possession;
and hitching to that idea his opponents
have proceeded to ridicule what set me
to be pomposity on Roosevelt's part.
There is another interpretation to the
expression, however, and one which is
just as likely to be tho one intended
by the president. Would not any Amer
ican, or, for that matter, any man, in
responding to a congratulatory ; speech
or message in behalf of his nation, be
apt to use just the words which Presi
dent Roosevelt used in responding to
President Pardo. "Me and my people,"
iif that isen.se, conveys no different idea
than "me and my nation," which means,
not the idea of possession, hut rather
the idea of simple classification.
The use of the expression at this time
was rather unfortunate in any event,
for it opened Roosevelt to attack, wheth
er founded on snap conclusion or actual
NO REASON' FOR CHANGING.
Directly in line with the advice given
by a Barre man who is visiting in Cali
fornia for Easterners not to migrate to
tho West at the present time in antici
pation of a belter living than here af
forded is the testimony of a Colorado
resilient to a Springfield, Mass., inquirer,
lie writes that in the West "times are
very far from good and all class- of
employment are waree." He incloses a
clipping from a Denver paper, which
stales that Off) persons are now being
What Shall We m far Dssserf?
Try JFI.I.-O, the datrty, Yiptiz;rn. i"wto-
QIU aI dexert CH ! J--S-1 ,! tnUnt y
mi')y id toinn? tr nU wtT whn em.l.
I !vorHl just r ru, wf-ienrst just rlht: per
fect in ry way. A lis- parkae nukes fiv.i'h
tierxrt for a fcirco ?mliv. All gnw-ere -U 'it.
! t Tt iitnuiille. J 11.1. -(I Cnn-piM-
wita nil r.tre Food 1 6. 7 fior t l-mon,
rnce. Kr oeiry, fetrawoerry, QtocoiiW,
Here arc some fine
patterns just enough for
an overcoat, special price.
And our Spring styles
arc all ready.
Suits, $18.00 up to
Overcoats, $16.00 to
Pants, $5.00 to 12,00.
FUR COATS TO RENT.
WE CLEAN. PRESS AND
1 74 North Main St , Barre, Vt.
fed in the city of Denver alone, and he
adds that what is tnio in Denver is true
of the entire Rocky mountain district.
His parting admonition is something
worth considering. He says:
"If any counsel is acceptable to you
at this time, I will say that it lift been
my observation that as a rule the stiller
one can keep in a time like the present,
the less suffering he will bo likely to
encounter. Especially would I advise
thi to those owning a home. It would
be terrible to dispose of it and spend
the proceeds in moving to a distant part
of the country, only to find the condi
tions the same a- where you had come
from. No, incur the least expense pos
sibly. Keep conMautly on the alert, for
any opportunity within a reasonably ac
cessible radius of your present li.M-at.ion,
and of ail things do ut forget that
these years of famine always have an
end and are always followed by years
CURRENT COMMENT. I
Concrete in Construction.
It is a hopeful Mj-n that there is being
awakened a widespread revolt agnint
the abuses of concrete construct ion. Hue
can scarcely pick up an architectural
paper published in this country or abroad
without finding a letter of protest irum
some eminent, authority against the. ex
travagant claims put forth by the
friends of concrete. The writers of these
letters are too prominent to l ignored,
ami while the editors are forced -to print
such communications- they still make
their columns' wholly su Wrvient t. the
exacting concrete advertiser. It is
strange that so 'little attention ha lieen
paid to the fact that the cement men
have undertaken one of the most tre
mendous' propagandas ever known in
technical journalism in this country.
They have their own organs, and many
of them. But they are clever enough to
go outside of these and work the daily
press as well. There is scarcely a news-
taper in the country that has- not pub
lislied at greater or let length the ridic
ulous and fantastic prediction of Thomas
A. Kdisjon that in a short time our cities
would lie made up of houses: of poured
concrete. This is put forth precisely as
if it, were a sober and utterly disinter
ested statement by Edison, as a scien
tist. As a matter of fact, a everyone
in the trade is well aware, it is merely
the clever preliminary to a business cam
paign by Edison, as designer and chief
owner of a big cement mill, extremely
anxious to dispose of it product. As
long a there are cement, mills and con
crete machinery makers' with liberal ad
vertising appropriation there will be no
lack of journals to declare that concrete
is the greatest of all building material.
But the pnWie, should leam to take all
of these statements at their real value.
There have been enough disastrous and
fatal failures of concrete bmhlines to
stir up a decided sentiment aguinctt the
use of this material outshle of its strictly
circumscribed sphere. A we have said,
tuere are marked indications that such
a change i at band. In the meantime,
this magazine, which has refused all
temptation to swerve from its course,
will continue to advocate now and all
the time the use of nature's! choicest
material, honest natural stone in all
building' where strength, durability and
beauty are desired. From "Stone."
Bum and the Negro.
.One explanation of the recent rapid
growth of prohibition sentiment in the
southern states is suggested by the re
port 'of one day's experience in Eayette
viile, North Curoliiia. Police Chief lien
ton was shot and killed in front of his
home iat Sunday by a drunken negro,
who also wounded two negroes, lien
ton's eihtii-n-yeHr ld son caught up
his father's revoher, pursued and wound
ed the drink-eraetl murderer an, with
the help of neighlair made him prisoner.
An attempt at lynching followed, which,
however, was frustrated. Another shift
ing occurred en the evening of the swine
day, w lien a drunken lieru attacked
several white boys, am! on resisting Rr
rest was probably fatally shot. Forma -tifin
of a mob to lynch both negroes
resulted in the governor ordering mili
tary companies on jruard. It I added
that in the same i no-rmiuty Police Chief
Siias-oij and a iotiecman were killed in
a blind tiger raid a year ago. When
one reflect bow many centuries have
Ikb re.juircd to develop white men wlm
can use spirit !Uu lujuor without alms-
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in; them, it can easily be understood
w hat must be the etTeet upon negroes
who hiVij as yet twamdy b!gun to learn
the meaning of self-control. Smiie part
of the movement for prohibition in the
South is undoubtedly to lie attributed
to a determination to prevent such
crimes as were committed in Fayette
vi He last Sunday. Manchester Union.
No Place For Politics.'
It is coming along toward the village
election, which will occur two weeks
r.fter the town mis ting !March 3d. Tlo
Banner has not looked up the matter
exactly, but it umU'i-stands that there
will be three vacancies in th luiard .if
t'usteest from expired terms, and it is
also reported that one other member
of tlio board will resign making four
places to be filled.
Whoever has followed up the trustee
meetings in Bennington the past year
must have been struck by the frequen
cy with which some members of the
beard have aWnted thonimdves. We
do not remember a whittle meeting of
the board at which all the trustees
were present. Now this is not the way
the village business ought to be done.
A man who is too busy with his own
affair to attend the meetings of the
board, and1 do the other work assigned
to him should not attempt to act as a
village trustee. Jf lie findsi himself in
otliee under these conditions ho should
resign at once, and make place for some
cne who can and will do the work.
When iSennington is misgoverned by
the town or village local officials it is
not as a rule due to wilful wrong do
ing or graft, but to neglect of the offi
cers chosen to perform tlpuY part
promptly and thoroughly.
As the Banner has often urged, poli
tics ought not to figure in the village
or town affftirs, but we should make
every effort to select honest and coui
tent, men. who are enough interested
in the public good to give the public
service their closest attention even if
in doing so they are sometime. compell
ed to sacrifice tin ir own private inkiest.-
URGES "NO" VOTE.
Writer in Barre Town Makes Appeal to
Editor, liarre Times: The question
aiit-es, at this- time, Shall we have open
saloon in the town of Harre this coming
ear or not? My dear cit iwm friends, it
become you and me to do our part in
holding up for right and down the wrong.
I believe if every citizen casts hij.A'o'e
as he feels from the the depths of his
heart i the right way, we shall have a
large majority for no-lii-ense in our
town. Citizen friend.-, .do riot in the
face of common sense sell your vote next
Tuesday for ft tvoeiable glass of liquor.
Friend, if you vote yes, just stop a niin
ute and think your are voting liquor to
be sold where nil young children ran
see the evil coining from it. You are
voting liquor ill the. way of your weak
brother who cannot well resist the temp
tation when so near his door.
Am) a word to those who are not
citizen. I believe it is their duty to
boeonie citizens and to be ready to cast
tiieir vote for right.
Citizen friends, 1 believe we all shall
have to give an account to (od, our
Maker, if we do not cast our vote ac
cording to the light and knowledge (iod
ha given n. Now, friend, every man
likes to bear the name. of lieing manly.
Now. what is m-auHness? it i to hold
up for right, and down the wrong, no
matter wle.it your ncighlor may think
or say. Do not be ilsimmed to tell you
neighbor you are going to vote No.
If you have two boys, can you afford
to give one to fake the place of a
drinking man at the open. saloon? Dear
friend, if you vote yes, you may have
to give your two boyw to patronize the
saloon. What makes a saloon -keper's
business? (iood, hard-earned money,
spent at the bar. Drinking never brings
happiiie'-s; misery in every seirse of the
word. I do not want to live for self
alone. I want to try and better the
'own I live in and all its citizens and
neitdibors. 1 am yours iu the hopes for
A Citizen Friend.
A DOUBTING THOMAS.
Wants to Know About Montpelier House
Editor of Barre Daily Times: T en
close a clipping from the Utica Press.
Is it true that such a house has- been
trected in Montpelier? Will you kindly
jnswer m your paper? And oblige,
(Ed.' The clipphicr referred to is n
account of the electrical furnishings in
the Montpelier residence cf (Jeneral
Manager ,1. E. Davidson of V.iO Vermont
and Cinsolidated electric power com
panies. The article is correct, and, no
doubt, Mr. Davidson vrould be pleased
to allow a personal Inspection to any
one who desire to see the appliances
to w hich electricity can - be put with
Boys and Birds.
Swing wiilc the door ami draw thom in.
IVrnuade by every' device.
That men and devils can ever invent,
Death trap, the boys to entice.
The licenced saloon, the law defend.,
Tim voter have so decreed;
But men mid hoys must take the chance
'Gaint Satan and human greed.
The law protect its fish and birds,
It gillie and even its trees;
Are men and hoys and home and wive
Worth t much le than these?
For a licence fee, why not lejralize,
The privilege of killing men?
Rum slay a hundred, at least, and more..
Where murderers s-hiy hut ten.
For n licence fee. why not legalize
The brothel, its sin and if shame-
Tlie 'aiiihliii den. the white slave trade,
All wronjr. whatever it name?
If thee are wronjr. how ran it lie rijrht,
T" legalize the trade.
That make more ruin and blights more
Than all the rest have mad?
IVaHnsr in rum is a pirate trade,
To cure. to de.-troy. to hlet ;
So we're in the i'siit for all t'liU's dear.
And VICTORY i Hire at la-i.
William K. Brai-ted.
Barre, XI., Feb. lrm. j
State Prison Chaplain Resigns.
Winder. Feb. !?7.-'-i;v. W. II. ITaye
piK'.ot f the 'lid Smith Conj;rei;at ional
find cl-nplain at the Mate pri-on. lim
n ,-i'ned the latier position. (wina 10
rp.iir ou the prim chapel service
biif not been held' there lor uncial
tn:asma:KKa:m::tj:sKJt I beware of small pox. . - -
fi ttt -! ir ts rs a "fcTs. Tnnmrs
"Young man," demanded the girl's
father, "have you a settled lucerne?"
"Yes, sir. It tins Just settled $5 a
week, but a fellow ought to be glad
to be able to keep his Job at any price
now, you know." Chicago Record-Herald.
Th Lovelorn Lobster.
Said the lobster jreen
To the dainty sardine:
"You ask why I haunt this vicinity.
'Tla because for you
My love Is ho true.
Kow, won't you be my af-Fln-lty?"
6t. Loula P.epublto.
"You should not allow your wealth
to make yon proud."
"Frond!" echoed Mr. Dustln Star.
"Why, I have a force of accomplished
press agents engaged ia apologizing
for it!" Washington Star.
If wishes were flshee
Some people would yet
Keep whining and pining
And wish for a net.
"Why do they have a banking busi
ness connected with that largo depart
"They put the money out at interest
while the customers wait for change."
She wae fretting about her trousseau.
6ahl he, "If that worries youeseau,
Why, we will not wed."
Then the maid she eald,
"If you want lo back out, why, Juet Jou
eoau." Minneapolis Journal.
Uncle Eben Says.
"I hates to hear a man inslstln' flat
fle world is glttin' wusser," said Uncle
Eben, "fob de reason dat a man's im
pression of de world depends a heap
on de kind o society he gits Into."
The Bee's Message.
How doth the little busy bee
Hum round the cider bung!
And when eoma one etepa on the bee
Tls then you'll hear him buxs with glee!
"Btunrl Ktungl Biunp!"
Young Spoonaiuore (with enthusi
asm) Isn't that Polile Dumplings a
Ardfax-Yes; you'll wake up some
day and find that's all she Is. Chicago
When the enow has fallen thickly,
And the bUzzard starts to blta.
Comes a man with shovel quickly.
Ready to est down to btK.
Sotting the Pace.
"Flow is your hired girl about tab!
glass and china?" I
"Oh. she breaks the recordf-Baitl.
This opportunity is seldom afforded
so don't fail to come, as everything
Siore Opens Friday Morning at 8 O'clock, for Business
II t c..tf.. f et.i. rrnrJ nf Hea tD far" w
Secretary of State Board of ' Health
Itrsttlchoro, Feb. 27. Dr. Henry D.
Holton, secretary of the state board of
health, has issued the following small
pox warning to health ofliccrs and physi
eiani of Vermont.
"information from reliable sources has
been received at this cilice that small
pox is prevailing to an alarming extent
in New Urunswick. While at this reason
of the year, travel from thut province,
to tho New England states Is compara
tively light, careful investigation shows
that persons from infected, towns in
that province have entered Maine via
Vanoeboro. - There came through to
Itostou, one developing small mx and
was sent to tho small pox hospital.
"Health oflicer and physicians ut all
points where trains enter the state along
the eastern border should lie alert and
especially careful in observing all cases
of eruptive disease, however mild, to
the end that the disease shall not sur
reptitiously develop in our state. The
isame is true on our western border, as
at the present time several towns in
New York state have cases of tin's dis
ease. "We would call attention ngain, as we
have repeatedly in the past, to the im
portance of vaccination, which is the
only sure preventative from an attack
of this disease."
NEW THEATRE OPENED.
St. Jonnsbury Turned Out En-Masse
St. Johnsbury, Feb. 27. The new
Music ball was opened last night and
every one of the 1,000 seats- was taken
for ''The Isle of Siiiee." Before the play
11. N. Turner made a few remarks, con
gratulating the people upon having such
a line auditorium. The building was
given to the Y. M. C. A. about 30 years
ayo by Horace and Franklin Fairlianks,
it being the old North Congregational
church. Th second story has since
been used for lecture entertainments,
but its Jack of -stage facilities prevented
any of the leading companies from com
ing here. It has now been leased for
Eve years by a syndicate of four young
men who have spent $1,500 in enlarging
the stage, putting in four loxe and
rr decorating the interior, inee th.
Howe opera, house wa dismantled about
six years ago, the town has had no
suita'ble place for1 theatrical attractions.
An Art Loan Exhibit.
An art loan exhllat will be held Tues
day and Wednesday, March 3 and 4. by
circle 3 of the Dailies' Aid society of the
Congregational church. This promises
to be of a nature to appeal to all classes.
There will be shown samples of needle
work both old and new, old china and
modern china, 11111113 interesting relies
of the past, and curio both from our
own and foreign countries.
Perhaps of the greatest interest will
be an exhibition wf the work the pupils
of our public schools have done in arts
and crafts under Miss Badger. They
will show specimens! of tooled leather,
carved wood, hammered brass, bent iron
and other work, mostly from original
It' persons! having articles which they
are willing to loan for this exhibit will
notify, by telephone Mrs. C. W. Averill
or Mrs. if. A, Phelps, they will confer a
favor. Care and protection of these arti
cle! will he assured. The exhibit will
be open liolh afternoon and evenings
arid light lunches will be served.
fa A HI A Plr
to be closed at
f?rinirM 0 fd
White Waist Sale for
Friday, and Saturday.
Gingham Checks for 7c yard.
Ginghams in Fancy Checks and stripe, 9 l-2c.
70 Pieces of Plain and fancy Ginghams, regular
price 15c yard. We bought them at the right time and
will sell them at 12 l-2c yard. For May and Satur
day only we make a special of these Ginghams at
11 1 2c yard.
All the Novelty Ginghams in plaids and fancies
at 15c yard.
V White Waists One lot of New Waists, some styles
and sizes are broken. These Waists sold from 98c to
1.25, your choice for Friday and Saturday 79c each.
Last Week cf Our Whits Sale of Muslin Underwear,
v ' T
A. W. Badger & Co.,
. hniiince Call!
The Slew Train.
A conductor on a certain train noted
for its slowness asked a boary headed.
Vhlte bearded passenger for hla ticket
"I gra It to you." said the old man.
"I guesa not," the conductor replied.
Whcre'd you get on?"
"At BoxbyB Croasing."
"Why," tha conductor cried, "there !
wasn't anybody got on at Baxby'a
Crossing except ona little boy." j
"I." said the aged one, "waa that
little boy,"--I4ppincott'a. lf t...., j
3 V) 1
ET" - stiffs
seance Jrs ices
rsnl- af tb
"Maker Bros-' line of
Leather Easy Chairs, Beck
ers, Couches and Divans,
They were the hit of the Grand
Rapids Market. Quality the highest.
Pricei decidedly the most moderate.
We are Sole Agents
for this City.
Morse Blk., Barre
J3 Eattem Avenue end 115 bunfrary Street.
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AMBULANCE AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE.
A New Bluff.
"fleHo! Your hair is full of sand?
"Yes, bailoon ballast It's the fash
ionable thing nowadays. Makes peo
ple think that one goes in for aero
nautics, don't you know," Kew lorl
The weather man decrees a change.
He sharply Bound a call lor It.
But now and then the cold wave flunk
The mercury will not fall for it.
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