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THE VERMONT PIKENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912.
Married 50 Years.
.Mr. tind Sirs. Nathan A. I'utnnm ob
served their golden wedding nt their
homo on Ncwtonvllle nvcnuo, New
ton, Mass., Oct. G. It wns nlso the ninth
anniversary of the wedding of their
daughter, Mrs. William I'. l'rescott of
Clarcmont, N. II., also the date of
the wedding of Mrs. Putnam's parents,
the lato Mr. and Mrs. Mason Clark of
"West Hrnttlcboro, who also lived tp cele
brate the golden wedding anniversary of
Their home on Mount Ida was tilled
both afternoon ond evening by friends
The couple was assisted In receiving the
guests by their two daughters, Mrs. l'res
cott and Mrs. M. I'. Held. Tho latter
makes her home with her parents.
They were married Oct. 5, 1R2, In Hal
Ifax by HoV. Dr. N. I". Webster of Gull
ford. Mr. Putnam Is the son of the late
Augustus Wayne Putnam of Oullford.
Mrs. Alleo Hullcns of Hrattlcboro Is a
guest of Mrs. Julia Frost.
Clifton Hayncs of Haynham, -Mass.,
was In town calling on old friends Mon
day.' Rev. Andrew Harper, Jr., will hold ser
vices In Christ church on Sunday at 2.30
Mrs. Alfred E. B. Ward went to New
York on Thursday to visit with relatives
at her old home.
Mrs. Herbert Melllsh of Worcester,
Mass., was a guest Monday and Tues
day at Joel Klagg's.
Mrs. Dudley Crosier came home from
the Memorial hospital Tuesday. Sho is
reported as being somewhat better.
In tho meeting of the Hook club Wed
nesday Mrs. Frank Jacobs was chosen
president for the coming year.
Mrs. Sanford A. Smith attended the
funeral of George Norcross In Dummers
ton Wednesday. Mr. Norcross was for
many years a resident of this town and
many of his old-tlinc friends learned of
his death with sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Squires entertain
ed recently a number of their friends
with a clam supper and during the even
ing wero presented with a pair of silver
table spoons as a reminder of their 25th
wedding anniversary, which occurred a
few days before.
Mrs. Julia Krost was pleasantly sur
prised on Wednesday by a birthday party
of friends and relatives at her home,
among them being Joseph and Albert
Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Uates and
Mrs. lielle Appelton, all from Greenfield,
and her brother, Julius O. Krost, and son,
John, and Miss Sheridan, of Vernon.
Twenty-live ladies were present last
week Wednesday afternoon In the home
of Mrs. Hooker Winchester, with needles,
thimbles and thread and the aid of two
sewing machines a quantity of sheets,
pillow cases, towels', etc., were made to
be presented to Mr. and Mrs. Worthy
Worden, whose home was burned recent
ly, with the loss of nearly all their fur
nishings. GUILFORD CENTRE.
Mrs. Dlederik of Brooklyn In visiting
her sisters, the Misses Hill.
' Miss Hazel Yeaw is ill at her father's
with diphtheria. It Is a mild case.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Thomas recently
visited two or three day In Jackson
ville. Several from here are attending court
this week In the case of Castle versus
the town. '
Mrs. J. II. Thayer and children are
visiting her sister, Mrs. Newton Stone,
The Grange .will give a dance in
Grange hall Friday evening, Oct. 25.
A chlcken-ple supper will bo served.
William Heath's horses went through
the floor Into the collar one night this
week. They were only slightly Injurro.
The next regular Grange meeting will
be held Wednesday, Oct. 30. The third
and fourth degrees will be conferred.
A vote was taken at the last meeting
to change the meeting from the second
and fourth Saturdays to the second and
Miss Lena Reed of Greenfield was a
recent guest of Mrs. C. F. Brackctt.
Kdward Bullard of Hyde Park, Mass.,
Is a visitor this week at II. K. White's
and W. F. Bowman's.
Mrs-. A. S. Gallup and Mrs. A. G.
Gallup attended the funeral In I.eyden
Oct. 11 of Mrs. Vlnlng, fs, widow of the
old time phylclan, Dr. Vlnlng.
Miss Kdith Collins spent the week
end with Miss Bersle Miner In Guilford
Centre. Miss Collins and her pupils are
rehearsing for an entertainment to be
given In the near future.
II. E. White returned from a recent
hunting trip with live gray squirrels,
a hawk and some smaller game. Tho
hawk, a tine specimen, Is now on ex
hibition at W. E. Higley's home In East
Through the efforts of some of our
townsmen, with the hearty cooperation
of Selectman A. S. Gallup, a new Iron
bridge has replaced the old wooden one
which collapsed last May at the foot of
Burroughs hill below the village. This
hill is one of our back roads, but one
much traveled and being now once more
opened for use Is greatly appreciated by
many In thlB and the surrounding towns
of Colraln, Halifax and Marlboro,
Fred Stanley Is on the sick list.
Mr. Cole and mother are moving to
Miss Alice Baxter of Brattleboro spent
Sunday at her home here.
Miss Esther Chase of Marlboro called
at O. H. Copeland's Wednesday.
Miss Ada Dalrymple is visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. Harriet Chase.
Mrs. Cora Ryder has taken two of her
children and gone to work for Mr. Marols.
An automobile party of West Chester
Held people called on O. H. Copcland one
day this week.
The funeral of Mrs. Annie Baxter of
Marlboro was held hero Sunday In the
Miss Alice Spraguc, who had been help
ing Mrs. Verna Pearson, returned to her
Mr. and Mrs. Dalrymple and Fred Rob
inson have gone to Blandford, Mass., to
work a few weeks.
Arthur Gideons, who has been sick
some time, has gone to Jacksonville to be
cared for by Dr. Gordon.
Mr. and Mrs. Corbctt and daughter of
Wilmington are spending a few days with
his sister, Mrs. A. C Jones.
Mrs. Mary Tyler of Hudson, Mass., Mrs.
Wahl and daughter, Marion, of Clinton,
Mass., have been visiting at H. E. I.earn
ard's, E. M. Whitney's and Zlna Iearn
ard'a for a few days.
Eradicates scrofula and all
other humors, cures all their
effects, makes the blood ich
and abundant, strengthens all
the vital organs. Take it.
Get It today In usual liquid form or
chocolated tablets called Saraatabs.
Earl Williams Is visiting In New York
Charles Fletcher of Bellows Falls Is a
guest at Glebevlew.
Mrs. A. V. Slmonds of Bennington Is
a visitor a F. E. Slmonds's.
Mrs. Helen Roynton Is visiting In
Leominster and Clinton, Mass.
La Belle Batchcldcr of Manchester
was a recent giiest at Dr. Mllllngton's.
Frank Slmonds had tho misfortune to
lose a horse In the livery stable Sunday.
' Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Itugg started on
Monday for a visit In .Leominster and
Mr, and Mrs. W. II. Converse stnrted
for their homo In Maiden, .Mass., Sun
day after spending several weeks here,
Ralph Churchill was home from Brat
tleboro over Sunday. He wjis accompan
ied by Robert Coombs of Guilford, who
Visited his uncle, George Coombs.
Clyde Young has finished work at L.
T. landman's, lie went to Brattleboro
Monday where he has a position In the
DcWitt wholesale grocery store. Clar
ence Benson takes his place at Landman's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralyea of Now Vork
are at their farm for a short stay.
Mrs. Mary A. Walte and Mrs. Dhclla
Dutton are visiting In Mellows Falls.
Iter. T. D, Davles was in Townshend
over Sunday In exchange with Rev. Mr.
Scllger of that place.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Parker and llttlo
granddaughter, Mau'd, were In Danhy
the llrst of the week.
Mrs. Patterson and son, WInthrop, of
Springfield, Mass., are at Mount Lako
farm for n six weeks' stay,
Mrs. Amos Stone has returned from a
two weeks' visit with her son, Maurlco
Parker, In Springlleld, Mass.
. Mr. and .Mrs. Slmonds and chauffeur
of Dorchester, Mass., spent 'Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Curtis.
Mrs. Jennie Slmonds of North Ben
nington and Mrs. Mnry Baldwin of Ar
lington are guests of L. P. Sheldon.
Monday, Oct 11, was an Ideal day for
the wedding which took place In tho
Congregational church at 2 p. m. The
contracting parties were Robert J. M.
Traynor, pastor, and .Miss Jennie Fergle.
The church was prettily decorated by
Mrs. Jennie Wheeler, Mrs. Beatrice Be
mts and Vernon Del.ong. An arch of
evergreen, autumn leaves and hydran
geas was the principal feature. The
bridal party entered to the strains
of the bridal march played by
Mrs. E. O. Allen. They were met
at the altar by the olllciatlng clergy
man, Rev. t II. II. Scllger of Towns
hend. The bridesmaid was Miss Mary Robin
son and the best man was Wesley La
Vlolette of Mount Hermon school. Tho
other members of the patty, who stood
during the ceremony, were John S. Rob
inson and Harriet Doane, Vernon De
Long of Mount Hermon and Amy
Knight, Leon Bemls and Mrs. Bemls,
Harold Knight and Ethel Llpplncott.
The ushers were E. O. Allen and C. C.
Robinson. The single ring service was
The bride was gowned in Saxe biue
silk with white hat and the bridesmaid
in blue silk with black hat.
After the ceremony G. L. Smith of
South Ixindonderiy, with his automobile,
took the party to the Emerson home,
where refreshments of Ice cream and
cake were served to the Invited guests,
after which, amlrl n ul, .
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confetti, Mr. and Mrs. Traynor were
u.v v.nauireur smith to Brattle
boro to leavp thprn rmtn (v.- n -i .
They returned Wedneday and a re
ception will he nt
day) In the church parlor.
Mr. and Mrs. John Barney of Rut
land visile, at A. W. Butler's Tuesday.
E. A. Lackey has taken possession of
the farm recently bought of Ed Stark.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Talbott of Bran
don are visiting her niece, Mrs. A V
Mrs. Flora S. Rawson of Brattlebord
spent several d;ivs nmm.r- ,vi.,.i,.
town last week.
Charles Record moved Into tho little
house owned by the Jamaica Lumber
Co. the tlrst of the week.
Judson Johnson, who was with his
brother, M. H. Johnson, a few weeks
has gone to visit his sister.
Mrs. Sabln, who spent several weeks
with her brother, E. E. Wellman, re
turned to her home Saturdny.
J, G. Martin of Newfano and F. A.
Howland of Montpeller were In town
Monday, looking over some land belong.
Ing to Mr. Howland.
Mrs. F. L. Ellis Of Flr.nttli.hnrr. u-hn
had been visiting friends in town, re
turned inursuay accompanied by Mrs
H. J. Sage, who spent Thursday and
Friday with her.
Arthur Gleason and Clara Pierce wero
In Wilmington recently.
C. L. Howe of Brattleboro was at W.
S. Allen's the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Allen of South
Londonderry were at A. E, Gleason's
C. R. Prentiss of West Brattleboro
was a guest of his sister, Mrs. E. M.
Butler, last week.
Preston Hewitt of New Hampshire
was a guest last week at W. S. Allen's
and A. E. Gleason's.
A Sunday school social will be hold
In the River schoolhouse Saturday night.
All are cordially Invited.
Mrs. W. J. Allen and two boys of
Greenfield, Mass., were visitors at G
H. Gleason's and N. F. Pierce's Mast
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Allen of West
Chesterlleld, N. H who had been spend
ing some time here with relatives, re
turned home Sunday,
The Fnltcd States civil service com
mission announces that on Nov. 16 an
examination will be held In Wardsboro
for the position of fourth cluss post
maste at Wardsboro Centre. The com
pensation at that office for the last lls
cal year was $123. The age limit Is 21
years and over for men and 18 years
and over for women, and tho examina
tion is open to all citizens who can com
ply with the requirements. Full Infor
matlon and application forms may bo
obtained of the postmaster at Wards
boro Centre or the civil service commls
slon In Washington.
Record Farm Year for 1912.
The government crop reports showing
tho condition of all crops on Oct. 1,
makes It certain that all previous rec
ords are to be broken In the sum total
of this year's 'crop values. Tho literal
figures of production will not be known
until later, but rough estimates show
big galnB In nearly all crops.
Dobbs lied to mo yesterday In order
to eet off to go to the ball game. Ho
said his wife's mother was dead."
"I fhlnk you are mistaken. I heard
what he said."
"Then -what was It?"
"Ho said he'd like to attend his
Rebekah Lodge Will Oe Instituted.
A lodge of Rcbekahs will be Instituted
here next Tuesday at 1 o'clock by Grnnd
Master F. G. Nichols of Richmond, It
Is expected that Mrs. Grace E. Rich
mond, president of the Rebekah state
assembly, will be present.
In the evening a district meeting of
tlie subordinate lodges of Odd Fellows In
district No. 10 will be held with Wards
boro lodge, of which Dr. O. V. Hefllon Is
noble grand. Enrl Davis of Nowfane,
district deputy grand master, will pre
side. If a sutllclent number nrrnnge to
come a special train will run from Brat
tleboro, Searching for Reuben Robinson.
A party was organized Wednesday to
search for Reuben Robinson, who mys
teriously disappeared from his home nt
the Centre about July 1. He lived alone
and left meat and potatoes cooking on
tho stove. The doors were left open or
unfastened. Has anyone seen him?
J. M, Gleason of Boston Is n visitor
at J. E. Gleason's.
Miss Nettle Bishop of Brattleboro Is
visiting at Mis. Mary Eddy's.
Miss Abblo Kllburn of Brnttlebora Is
visiting Mrs. Adde Gordon and other
friends In this place.
Mrs. Adclbert dough and children are
visiting her sisters, Mrs. George Johnson
and Mrs. Bert Wilder.
Mrs. James Wesley, who has been ill
a long time, has so far recoveicd as to
he able to return to her home in Worces
Mrs. Harland Illgglns and daughter,
Anna, of Rupert visited at Fred Under
wood's recently. Mrs. Hlgglns Is a sister
of Mrs. I'nderwood.
Merle Putnam and Albert Robinson se
cured a 212-pound bear near the road
leading from West Wardsboro to West
Dover the llrst of the week.
About 63 of the friends and neighbors
of Rev. E. S. Charlton called at his home
Monday evening to give the pastor and
wife a pound party. To show their love
and esteem they took along money, gro
ceries and vegetables to the amount of
$2C, which was very much appreciated.
Music, apples, candy and games helped
make the occasion pleasant.
Tlie t'nlted States civil service com
mission announces that on Nov. 10 an
examination will be held In Wardsboro
for the position of fourth class post
master at South Wardsboro. The com
pensation at that ofllce for the last fiscal
year was $113. The age limit is 21
years and over for men and IS years
and over for women, and the examina
tion Is open to all citizens who can
comply with the requirements. Full In
formation and application forms may be
obtained of the postmaster at South
Wardsboro or the civil service commis
sion In Washington.
Greetings to Comrade Boyden.
Major D. E. Boyden was the recip
ient of the following telegram:
"Montpeller, Vt Oct. 15, 1912.
"Dexter E. Boyden, West Townshend,
"We, your comrades, at the 61st anna
versary reunion of your muster into
military service ,of your country, send
you our greeting and best wishes for
your physical recovery, general welfare
and prosperity of yourself and family.
God Bless you."
The telegram was signed by Allen E.
Mlllerton, E. J. Slayton, William W.
Strong. J. W. Parmltcr, Frank II.
Trask, II. II. Wright. Jarvis C. Harris,
Emery L. Smith, Aaron Gros. Joe C.
Rock, G, A. Jones and Chaplain E. II.
L. J. Harris Is having a veranda built.
Walter Rand's baby is 111 with pneu
monia. Ray W. Deane was a week-end visit
or in Amherst, Mass.
Dorothy Tnft was home from her
school in Chester over Sunday.
Miss Brown of New Hampshire Is
spending some time with Mary Taft.
Abner Bristol and Paul Grout were
home over Sunday from Mount Hermon.
Mrs. Sarah Pike and Miss Hattle Al
len are visiting at W. H. Hamilton's.
Reuben Page of Putney was a recent
guest of his cousin, Mrs. A. "W. Kidder.
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Pierce of
Brattleboro spent a few days recently
with Marcla Howe.
James A. Whipple, administrator of
the Ora D. Howe estate, has sold the
house belonging to the estate to Dorr
Mrs. G. T. Gale Is visiting her sister
in Springfield, Mass. Mrs. F. G. Hough
ton Is caring for the household during
Windham County Pomona Grange
held a very Interesting meeting here
Oct. 10. An excellent literary program
was given In the afternoon session,
which was open to the public. The at
tendance was large, the Granges of
Brattleboro, Dummerston, Putney, New
fane, Wardsboro and Windham being
represented, besides the two Granges In
this town. The occasion will be remem
bered pleasantly by those who attended.
A dance will be held In Grange hall
Wednesday evening, Oct. 23.
Horace Butterfleid spent Sunday at
bis home here, returning Monday to his
work In Guilford.
Mrs. little Fitts picked ripe ied rasp
berries Tuesday, Oct. IB. Several others
have reported picking the,m during the
George F. Willard, who had been
working In Middlebury some time, has
finished work there and has returned
to this place.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. O. Adams were guests
this week of Mrs. Adams's brother, D.
M. Barber. In Brattleboro. This Is Mr.
Adams's tlrst trip away from home
since coming here two years ago.
News of the shooting of Col, Roose
velt was received here early Tuesday
morning, and- caused much regret
among his followers, who are numerous
and staunch In their belief, and nil hope
for his ultimate recovery.
George W. Norcross died suddenly In
his home shoTtly before noon Monday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday
and the burial took tilace In the village
cemetery. Mr. Norcross was a respected
citizen and his death will be felt as a
personal loss In the community.
The funeral of Mrs. Nellie O'Brien,
who died last week from pneumonia,
was held in the church Sunday, Rev, E.
C. Clark olllciatlng. The burial took place
In the village cemetery. MrB. O'Brien
was born In this town, the daughter of
Stephen B. and Julia (Dewey) Reed,
and almost her entire life had been
spent here. She was a kind and oblig
ing neighbor, ever ready to aid In sick
ness and trouble, and will be much
missed among all classes. Besides her
husband, Mrs, O'Brien leaves two sons
by a former marriage, Harry Lamson of
Springfield, this state, and Merton Lam
son of Worcester, Mass., a foster son
Robert Bemls, und a sister, Mrs. Lllla
1-nmson, also of Worcestor, Mars. Many
relative and friends from out f town
were present und a quantity of beauti
ful flowers were silent tokens of love
and esteem for the deceased.
William Strong died In the hospital In
St. Albans Saturday morning from the
effects of burns sustained Friday, when
the arch tube of the englhe on which ho
was working exploded.
Voted to Build Cement Sidewalk.
The village meeting Tuesday evening
In the town hall was called to order at
7.30 by J. II. Kidder. Tho warrant, "to
see If the village would vote to construct
new sidewalks, and If so to make pro
visions for same," was read by tho
clerk, C. H. Parmelee. After n general
discussion by E, ,11. Porter, O, E. Dut
terfleld, F. E. Medbury, J. H. Kidder,
C. II. Parmelee and others, the motion
was made by F. E. Medbury to pass
over the article, but the motion was
lost. It was moved by C. Chandler that
the village build a sidewalk from the
centre of the village to the railroad
station, to pass In front of the property
of Mr. Kidder and Mr. Porter, with and
Including such help as they might se
cure. Mr. Mann offered an amendment
to this motion, to the effect that tho
village build the walk, with such help
as they might secure from the adjacent
landowners, nnd it was accepted. A mo.
Hon wns mado by Mr. Butteiilcld that
the village trustees be Instructed to
build a good substantial cement sidewalk
at least four feet wide, and the motion
was carried. It was then voted to ad
journ. After the adjournment of the village
meeting an Informal meeting wns held
and a committee of six chosen, three
women nnd three men, to make ar
rangement nnd plans for the orgnnl
xntlon of a village Improvement society
An ndjourned meeting will be held Oct.
23 nt 7 p, m. All are Invited to be pre
sent. Dr. Dunn has a new Bulck auto
mobile. Mrs. Augusta Carpenter was In town
Cyrus 1,-iwton Is visiting his sister,
Mrs. Herbert L. Fox.
Mrs. Hester Davis Is spending a few
days In West Dover.
Rev. A. Edward Martin left Monday
on a two weeks' vacation.
A. L. Wheeler Is 111 and Miss Hester
Mllllngton Is caring for nlm.
Miss Sylvia Sherman was a visitor
over Sunday In North Adams.
James R. Grover of Springfield, Mass.,
wns a business visitor In town Tuesday.
Earl Streeter returned home Monday
night from a few days' visit In Boston.
Richard LeRay of Brattleboro spent
the first of the week canvassing In
Mr. nnd Mrs. F. N. Griflin and two
children of Brooklyn are visiting at H.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grimes of West
Acton, Mass., were visitors In town the
Miss Sarah Holbrook left Saturday for
Plttsford, this state, where she will bo
with her father.
II. I. Lnnmann and J. G, Doherty
of Boston are spending a few weeks In
town and boarding nt F. C Aldrich's.
Mrs. Virginia Williams of California
and son of Boston are In town looking
after .Mrs. Williams's propeity at I-ake
Roy S. Turton of Shelburne, Mass.,
recently bought of Mrs. Dora M. Well
of New York the Overlook cottage at
Uike Raponda. Mr. Turton was In town
Mrs. Addle R. Spear and two sons,
Bert and Leroy, went to Shelburne
Falls Tuesday. They will visit there be
fore, starting for their new home In
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. O. Reed have re
turned from a visit In Walpole, X. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Read of Wards
boro have been visiting at James B.
Members of the Orange are requested
to meet Saturday morning to help clean
Rev. Dr. Rlvler's sermon next Sunday
will be from the text John II, 1-2, the
wedding at Cana.
Harry Brown has shot 30 gray squir
rels and can safely be classed among
the successful hunters.
Preparations are being made to make
the annual Grange i-upper, Thursday
evening, Oct. 31, the most notable that
has ever been held.
A Wilson and Marshall club was
formed Oct. 14, with these officers:
Pres., Rev. Chailes Rivler; sec., and
IraiB., F. O. Downs; finance com., E. H.
Brown and Ora Knapp. Fifty-seven
were enrolled as members. The Wilson
club have hired Rev. Charles Rivler to
speak at Grange hall Oct. 20 on tariff
Rev. nnd Mrs, Charles Rivler went
Monday to New York, having been In
vited to attend, the following day, tho
marriage of Miss Grace Burbank of
West Chesterlleld, N. H., to Upton
Prentiss Lord of Omaha, Neb. Dr. Riv
ler Is expected back tomorrow. Mrs.
Rivler will visit relatives in New Jersey
a few days.
There was a good attendance and an
excellent program at the Grange meet
ing Tuesday evening. At the close of
the meeting the fair committee met and
the chairman apiolnted the following
committees: Coons: C. C. Laughton;
venison, E. II. Brown; tickets, F. O.
Downs, B. C. Tenney; horse stabling,
Dwlght Johnson; chlcken-ple, W. J.
Ray, Mrs. Abblo Patch; grab bag, Inez
Stevens, Blanche Newton. Dining room,
Mrs. Ixuina Tenney; decorating, Mrs,
Lllla Reed and Fred F. Miller.
Hnrrlngton Emerson, one of the pa
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Ladies' and Misses' Outing Hats, from
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not at least maintain the food produc
ing power of the soil Is short sighted
It Is no exaggeration to say that the
greater part of the farming In this
country has been shortsighted farming.
The natural fertility of our soil, the
immense acreage of whlcn we were pos
sessed, and tho policy of the federal
government of parceling out the public
domain to settlers who would live upon
It have tended to make us careless of
soil fertility. It mattered little to the
farmer If he exhausted Ills soil, If his
son could go West and get free of
charge 100 acres of virgin soil; and It
mattered little to the town If the soli
of Its countrysldo declined, so long as
Its food could be transported from a
distance cheaper than It could be pro
duced at home. The result of this pol
icy has been that our people have lived
lavlBhly on tho bounty of a new land,
taking no thought of the morrow until
now the price of food has Increased to
such an extent that the high American
standard of living Is threatened and
far-seeing public men point out the dan
ger of a food shortage If our popula
tion keeps increasing at the present rate.
The question now Is, what are wo
going to do about It? Tho answer us
ually given Is "more education for tho
farmer," which Is good so far as It goes.
Good farming practice Is based upon
certain laws of nature, with which man
must cooperate, since he cannot change
them, Jugglery brings no reward in
dealing with Dame Nature. As profes
sor Carver ,aptly expresses It, "Neither
Impudence, nor a smooth tongue, nor
a distinguished manner, nor lurid rhet
oric ever yet made an ncro of land yield
a larger crop of grain; but they have
frequently made an office, a sanctum, a
platform, and even a pulpit yield a larger
crop of dollars," Since success In forming
depends upon an .understanding of these
laws, It Is a good policy for the state
to make It easy for th6so who so, desire
to gain access to this knowledge. Tho
causes of soil exhaustion, tho elements
of plant food which are likely to be
come deficient In tho soil, the means of
maintaining a proper physical condition
of the soli so that Its texture and its
water holding capacities may toe pre
served, should not only be taught In our
schools, but should bo made accessible
Hosiery and Knit
Ladies' Fine Cotton Hose,
At Only 10c pair.
Ladies' Fine Black Mercerized Lisle
Hose, At Only 25c pair.
Ladies' Fine Silk Boot Hose.
At Only 50c pair.
Ladies' Knit Underwear, good quality,
At Only 25c each.
Ladies' Extra Heavy Knit Underwear,
At Only 50c each.
Ladies' Union Suits, fine quality,
At Only $1.00 each.
Art Goods Department
Now stocked with a full line of all
the wanted kinds, and some of the
very latest novelties, such as the new
Fluffe embroidery. All are cordially
invited to come and look over the large
assortment of Towels, Centres, Pillow
Tops, Scarfs, Muslin Underwear, Bags,
Belts, Collars and various other articles
too numerous to mention.
to those too old to go to school by
means of college extension courses.
With better education we might reason
ably expect to see better organization ol
the business of farming, more careful
saving of all manurlal wastes of tho
farm, more intelligent purchase of fer
tilizing materials, and a counting In the
cost of production the cost of putting
back in the soil the amount or fertil
ity removed by the crop, without which
we cannot hope to keep up the produc
ing power of the land.
But tho problem of short-sighted
farming cannot be solved by farmers
alone. There are certain phases of thts
question which should be considered by
all thoughful people. Conservation sim
ply means saving, the denial of some
of the wants of today that the needs
of the future may be supplied. During
the last third of the past century, farm
products often sold for barely enough to
pay for the labor of producing them. In
that time of great plenty a system of
distributing farm products was built up
which has nowhere been equalled for
expenslveness. It is estimated that the
farmer receives only about one-third of
the money paid by the consumer for his
product. Now that land Is becoming more
scarce and more capital must be used
In tho business of farming. If the cost
of keeping good the fertility of the soil
Is added to the cost of production, and
If the farmer receives the profit to
which he Is entitled, we cannot expect
to retain our present expensive method
of getting farm products, from pro
ducer to consumer without having the
cost of living burdensome to tho people.
European countries have found relief In
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Wear Hub-Mark Rubbers this winter. They cost no
more than any first-class rubber. If, your dealer can't
supply you write us.
t Boston Rubber Shoe Co., Maiden, Mass.
parcels post and In cooperative societies
and among buyers. Why not we?
Our aim should be neither high prices
nor low prices regardless of future con
sequences, but rather to secure an
abundance and permanent supply of
food for the people at a fair price to
them and at the same time at a fair
price to the producers, for In this way
alone can the men be kept on tho land
who will do away with the snort-sighted
The state Christian Endeavor society,
in its annual meeting held In Morrls
vllle last week, elected officers as fol
lows: Pres., Itev. Ernest M. Ilolden of
Bristol; vice pres., Rev. W. E. Baker of
Morrlsvllle; sec, Miss Beulah B. Bates of
Bennington; asst. sec, Miss Clara A.
Seaver of Barton; junior supt., Miss Ju
lia A. Loomls of Bennington; asst. supt.
of missions, Miss Ethel U Curtlss1 of
Brldgewater; supt. or Bible study and
evangelism, Rev. C. F. Echtevecker of
Windsor; transportation manager, Mrs.
J. G. Underwood of Hartland; supt. of
Introduction, Mrs. W. C. Fuller of Rich
mond; auditor, C. H. Dole of Danville;
lookout com.. Rev. M. W. Hale of Cov
entry, Rev. C. C. Adams of Essex Junc
tlno, Rev. J. F. Schneider of Danville
and Rev. W. II. Boynton of Benning
ton. The annual meeting next year will
be held In Burlington.
"Do girls ever propose? Is there any
thing In this leap year business?"
"Not a thing. A man who would let
a girl propose to him would bo small
enough to refer her to his father."