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THK BARRE DAILY TIMES. BARRE. .VT. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 15. 1912.
THE BARRE DAILY TIMES
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1912.
Published svery weekday afternoon.
Subscriptions! On Tear. $3.00; one
month. 26 cents t sinala copy. 1 cent.
Entered tt the pottofUce at Bart it
Frank E. Langley, Publisher.
The average daily circulation of the
Barrs Daily Times for tba week ending
last batttrdajr was
copies, thn largest circulation of any daily
paper in Vermont outalde of Burlington.
Bang! Bung! Indeed,
bang-up time lias come.
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria is not so
soft as his name sounds.
The House of Commons showed itself
to be quite common by the scenes of
Congressman "Nick" Longworth felt the
father-in-law's spear to the extent of
One thousand Maine deer have been
killed this season. Watch Vermont beat
that record without half trying.
Coming into $75,000,000 to-day, Vin
cent Astor really is unfortunate. It is
apt to be a millstone on his mental am
Cy Warman, the Grand Trunk jnke
smith, will have to spring a pretty good
one to make the people laugh just at
Gov. Fletcher is to be commended for
the brevity of his Thanksgiving day
proclamation. We can hear a sermon
on that day if we care to go to church.
Why doesn't someone introduce a ten
dollar bill in the House just for the
change? St. Albans Messenger.
We move to amend by substituting "in
tbe pocket" for "in the House."
In announcing they are going to put
out 000,000 autoniobilists next season,
American manufacturers haven't reck
oned on how much they are going to put
out the purchasers.
President-elect Wilson's statement
that he has studied the tariff question
all his life is tantamount to saying that
he knows 'all there is to know about
the tariff. That being the case, why
When states are called upon to sur
; render charter rights for the building of
private railroad systems they have a
right to protest when it becomes ap
parent that they were mere pawns in a
Made for us according
to our ideas of perfection.
Made to sell by us to the
same trade that we have
have sold to for over ten
Made by a manufac
turer who puts all the
expense into the suit
not four-fifths in the suit
and one-fifth in magazine
Made in such a way
that we'll stand back of
them in every way a
new one if they go wrong.
The mirror will show
.exactly how these suits
SUITS ; ready to wear
$10.00 to $23.00
SUITS; made to measure
$18.00 to $40.00
Several new lines in the
popular Mackinaw Coats
just received. Brown,
red and green plaids at
$7.50 to 28.59
Nobby young men's
Overcoats, $10 to $25.
A full line, in both
plain and rolled edge,
to fit any shoes.
Have you seen our
for ladies? It fits a
high or a low-heel
shoe and lasts twice
as long as an ordinary
Be sure that you see
We stand back of
Rogers' Walk -Over
170 North Main St., Barre, Vt.
Linens, Winter Underwear, Waists,
Furs and Bath Robes
Our Thanksgiving Sale of Linens
THIS will be the biggest Linen Sale we ever
held. All Linen Reduced.
Towels, Scarfs, Center Pieces, Table Linens,
Napkins, Lunch Cloths, Table Linen Sets, Fan
cy Huck for fine towels.
Fine Table Cloths and Napkins to match.
This store makes a special of fine Linens.
We Chan. Press and Repair Clothing.
FUR COATS TO KENT.
(Continued from first page.)
17c Towels for 39c Towels for 25c 69c Towels for 42c
12 l-2c each 40c Towels for 29c 75c Towels for 59c
2.50 Table Cloths $2.50 Table Cloth Doilies, all Sizes,
$1.96 -' for $1.75 at Half-price
50c Table Damask 75c Table Linen 85c Table Linen
at 39c at 59c at 65c
$1.25 Table Linen $3.98 Table Cloths 75c Fancy Huck for
at $1.00 at $2.45 Towels at 50c yd.
174 North Main Street Barre, Vtnnoot
Tbe Big Store With the Little Prices.
The score is even; first Harvard an
nounces Brickley lias strained a tendon,
and then Dartmouth comes back with
the announcement that halfback Morey
may not play to-morrow. This football
on paper is a lively scrimmage.
"The future of Roosevelt," they are
talking about. Leave that to your Uncle
Theodore, for whatever plans you may
make he will turn them topsy-turvy. It
is the most foolish interference to en
deavor to blaze a way for this versatile
she didn't take proper precaution to in
vestigate n little before shooting. It
was too bad that such an occurrence had
to happen to prove the incompetence
of this young woman, and countless
other young women and children, to han
die a revolver; yet it has proven that
ltd beyond question. the weapon
should not be placed in the hands of
such incompetents except in dire neces
sity. . , ' ,
. Everything considered, the Prohibition
party of Vermont has about as much
roason for rejoicing over the returns
as any party, as Eugene W. Chafln re
ceived nearly fifty per cent, more votes
ttis year than he received four years
ago while running on the same ticket.
This year he received 1,153, to 802 in the
Coming from a Democratic source, the
following praise for President Taft from
Harper's Weekly, the journal which
,- picked the next president, is worth aome
' thing to the executive who is absut
All honor and praise, gentlemen, to
William Howard Taft, true to his coun
. try and to his conscience, faithful in all
things, soon to become the first citizen
. of America!,
The words are prophetic of the posi
tion which the country eventually will
take concerning President Taft.
Sidewalks in Springfield, Mass.
The Main-street building line contro
versy that has been precipitated by
Mayor Iathrop, in his proposal to secure
an injunction ajiaiust bringing the form
er Nelson hotel building farther out,
promises to be about the liveliest real
estate matter that has engaged the at
tention of Springfield for years. The le
gal questions involved are of the high
est importance. If, on account of pub
lic use of what once was private land,
it is illegal to bring the Nelson building
farther out, how about the leifal status
of other buildings where this has leen
done? If the law starts a swath along
.Main street, how far will it go! That
it is good common sense to keep the
buildings back many wideawake Spring
field business men are firmly convinced.
They believe that a roomy sidewalk is
of more value than a few feet added to
the rear, which is what it amounts to,
and if the builders could get that point
of view' thoroughly a very intricate itiid
troublesome legal tangle might he obvi
ated. Springfield, Mass., Republican.
Poverty and Drink.
The familiar old assertion which has
done excellent service on the Prohibition
stump and in prohibition literature, and
was even used by that party's candidate
for president in recent campaign, to the
effect that poverty and crime are large
ly caused by intemperance, is not con
firmed by the report of the latest inves
tigation made in New York by the as
sociation for Improving the condition of
the poor, an exceedingly conservative
It investigated the circumstances of
(1.730 dependent families and found that
in only 3,'iti households, or about 5 per
cent, of the total nuinlier, the depend
ence was caused by intemperance. Sick
ness caused the poverty in U.tKiit fam
ilies, and unemployment was responsible
for the dependence-of 2,534 families.
1 hat is to say, over-indulgence m
liquor caused the destitution of only one
family in 20. And who shall say that
even in that small percentage of poverty
due directly to intemperance the intem
perance itself was not caused in part, at
least, by poverty! It is very easy to
get the , cart before the horse when
searching for causes. Boston Globe.
Feeding a Multitude,
that is what life insurance is doing.
Widows and children fare well. National
Life Insurance Company of Vermont.
(Mutual.) S. S. Ballard, general agent,
Lawrence building, Montpelier, Vt.
ONE SOLUTION OFFERED.
The solution of New England's rail
road troubles, according to the New York
Globe, lies not in competition, but in
control. This is the contemporary's con
elusion: "What New England needs is
a joint commission of the six states lo
keep the New Haven railroad in order.
No one state is able to do it alone, and
the question is not altogether a national
one. New England needs this confed
eration as much as she needed the con
federation to fight the Pequots." Ad
mitting that supervision by government
would be a splendid thing, all New Eng
. land hopes the time will never come
when there will be only one railroad.
REVOLVERS IN HANDS OF INCOM
PETENTS. The young woman, who killed her
mother in a Pennsylvania train the other
night, mistaking her for a burglar, told
Inter that she was aeru.tomed to tbe
nse of a revolver and that it was be."
babit to keep a weapon of that sort
under the pillow. Why, it was nothing
for her to handle the deadly weapon,
eh explained, only she got nervous in
iLis case, being awskenej suddenly, and
Ladies' Boudoir Slippers
in Red, Lavender, Tan and Green.
der compulsory vaccination and a cor
responding decrease in the death rate
where no attempt had been maiTe at
vaccination. lie referred to tetanus as
following many cases of vaccination am!
cited Burlington's epidemic of smallpox
16 years ago in this respect, when three
deaths were the result, lie argued tiat
in the city of Montpelier the sickness
aud annoyance from vaccination by rea
son of the recent smallpox Scare in Barre
had resulted in a greater damage finan
cially and otherwise than the disease
had caused in Barre. He said thai he
was not antagonistic to vaccination, but
to the compulsory law wnlch the s?ate
board of health is advocating. Dr. 1"em
pleton read many quotations from emi
nent authorities to substantiate Jiis
claim that sanitation rather than vac
cination would abate smallpox and cited
cases to 'uphold his contention.
Attorney J. W. Redmond of Newpnr
spoke against the bill and argued that
if the question of whether or -not vac
cination was a preventive for smallpox
was debatable, then the state has no
right to enact a compulsory law. lie
said that there are many people in the
state who are against vaccination on re
ligious principles and that it would be
intolerance for the state to insist that
their people and their children submit
to vaccination at the 'mandate of the
state board of health. He argued that
the proponents of the bill must convince
the committee that the question was
not debatable if the committee is to re
port the bill favorably. In closing his
remarks Mr. Redmond said: "I want to ;
make a dent into you on that question."
lie was loudly applauded.
Rev. John W. Harnett of Barre Swke
in opposition to the bill and claimed
that such a law would be unconstitu
tional. He argued that such a measure
would deprive one of the personal liber
ties guaranteed under the constitution of
the United States.
Attorney, Alexander Dunnett of St.
JohiiMbury spoke in favor of the bill and
quoted from the federal law reports to
show that the state has a right to enact
a compulsory vaccination law. He criti
cised the statement made by the Barre
clergyman that the proposed law re
stricts personal lilM-rty and said that
there is no such a thing as absolute lib
erty in this country and that all law
is in restraint of liberty to a certain
extent. There is a justification for law
and consequently a restraint of liberty
if one wishes to so construe law. Reply
ing to Mr. Redmond, he said that there
is no law upon the statute books which
is not debatable.
Dr. C. F. Dalton of the state board of
health cited statistics in this country to
show a decline in mortality from smail
pox where vaccination is practiced and
referred to the stringent supervision ex
ercised by the federal government over
the manufacture of vaccine. As the hour
was late, he did not attempt to present
many figures in suport of his claim, but
said that physicians acknowledge that
vaccination is a preventive of t lie dis
ease and be urged that the vaccination
of infants, as is the law in Germany,
would result in lessening the danger in
case of epidemic.
Many Barre and Montpelier people
were present and practically all of the
physicians of the legislature and of tha
cities of Montpelier and Barre listened
to the arguments for and against tie
bill. The committee will hold another
public hearing on the bill Wednesday
evening of next week.
J 29 Ladies' Bleach Vest and Pants on Sale Saturday
23c each. Only 4 to a customer.
20 Silk Waists, price $3.00 to $4.00 each, on sale
Saturday at $2.25 each.
f 12 Bath Robes, sold at $4.00 each, on sale Satur
day at $2.98 each.
J All Garments, all Ready-to-Wear Goods go
into this sale. Ladies' and Misses' Coats, La
dies' Wool Dresses, Silk Dresses, Kimonos,
Blankets, Flannelette Robes, Winter Underwear
SPECIAL PRICES ON ALL FURS SATURDAY
Better corne early, as they went fast
The BARRE SHOE CO.
From 12 to 15 acres of land about one
and one-half miles from the city near
the Douirlas lioben farm; one acre of
tillage, balance woodland; estimated 300
to n0 run wood: land lays well. A
good piece of land to buy and maka a
dollar on. Price low for immediate sale.
The D. A. Perry Real Estate Agency,
23 tart Maim hv
The Earliest Known Pair of Spectacles.
The facts that the Chinese have long
known of spectacles and that snow spec
tacles have been employed by the
Samoved tribes near ftlie arctic circle
have "been frequently remarked on in
books of travel, and I-ayard found a
plano-convex lens of rock crystal in the
ruins of Nineveh; but that these orien
tal races knew of the use of eye-glasses
before the fifteenth century is a matter
of grave doubt. All European referen
ces to the use of spectacles before tiie
year 1270 are dubious. Pliny's descrip
tion of Nero looking at the gladiatorial
combats in an emerald means at best
only a lorgnette, or most probably a re
flecting mirror. Roger Bacon seems to
have known of magnifying lenses (127ti),
which soon became common enough, but
the probable inventor of spectacles as
such was a Florentine worthy on whose
tombstone in the church of Santa (,'roce
is the inscription: "Here lies Salvino
d'Armato degli Armati of Florence, the
inventor of spectacles. May l.od torgive
his sins, (lie died) Anno Domini 1317.
Early in the fourteenth century
spectacles were mentioned in the writ
ings of Bernard de tiordon, Arnold of
Yillanova and Guy de Chauliae, and they
were afterward figured in the pictures
aM public documents of the period, such
as Jan van Eyck's Madonna at Burges,
Martin Schongauer's engraving of the
Death of Mary, the decorations of the
altar of St. Jacob's church at Rothen
burjf an der Taulter or the drawing in
a Ratisbon" manuscript of I0K1, now in
the Germanic museum at Nuremberg, j
All these indicate huge circular lenses
mounted in rings of black horn leather, j
united by . a short leather band and ,
fatened by another band passing around
the head, the lorpnette and pince-ne .
patterns with metal mounts appearing i
Prof. R. GreefT of Berlin, after a long j
search in different museums and eollee- i
t u n has at length found the earllot I
known specimens of the old leather- ,
mounted type of the sixteenth century. '
These are now to lie seen in the Pirk-
heimer room in the YVarthurg (near I
Eisenach, i hiiriifcia I. and were discov-J 3
ered behind the wooden wainscoting of j
Willihald Pirkhewner's spectacles consist j
of eijiht pairs, the lense nioMlv sprung '
or broken, and clouded through some
changes in the pla-s. The eycf:lMMi of
this period were ealh-d "no.e rider' lo
calise they straddled the noe and had to
he i,rpoited by the land from the .ide
or al"ve when ued for reading. They
were very expensive, says The .Journal
if the Aniern-an Medical iw iation.
ro-tinc from Zi to 75 a pair, and miii.t
have been a co-tly layout for even a
wealthy Nuremln-rg partririan ef the
WHEN, WHERE and HOW
to get the most for your money is an important consid
eration. With our new fall line of Art, Squares, Rugs
and Linoleums we are prepared to meet your every re
quirement. Art Squares in Tapestry, Axminstcr, Body
Brussels and Wiltons, all sizes, from $15.00 to $40.00
rach. Also a large assortment of small size Rugs from
75c to $4-50 each. The largest line of Linoleums and
Oil Cloths ever shown in the city.
LET US SHOW YOU
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storm and will make the darkest places light.
Rayo Lantern Oil Founts are guaranteed not to leak.
Rayo Lantsrns are made of the best material and
Rayo Driving Lamps cannot blow or jar out and
shed their light more than 200 feet ahead.
Come in and let us tell you more about them, also
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THE N. D. PHELPS CO.
Telephone 29 Barre, Vennent