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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 191:5.
ONE NIGHT ONLY TP IV v 1 i - s - If ' ifl u I - i ft i h t"'tK- .:. ROOIiil l? t Ini'I 'lA ' 1 . . f WM Li v I!':' 1 f- tor 12 OUfS 0 WILSON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS One of the Briefest Statements Ever Made by a Nation's Executive on Assuming Office "The First Duty of Law is to Keep Sound There has bet-n a change of government. It began two years ago, when the house of representatives became democratic by a tleoisive majority. It has now been torn-. 1 etl. The senate about to assemble will also be democratic. The offices of presi dent and vice-president have been put in to the hands of democrats. What does the change mean? That is the question that is vmriermost in our minds today. That is the question I am going to try to answer, in order, if I may. to interpret the oc casion. It means much more than the mere suc cess of a party. The success of a party means little except when the nation is using that party for a large and definite purpose. No one can mistake the purpose for which the nation now seeks to use the democratic party. It seeks to use it to in terpret a change in its own plans and point of view. Some old tilings with which we had grown familiar, and which had begun to creep into the very habit of our thought and of our lives, have aitcicd their aspect as we have latterly looked critically upon them, with fresh, awakened eyes; have dropped their disguises anil shown them selves alien and minister. Some new thing! as we look frankly upon them, willing to comprehend their real character, have come to assume the aspect of things Ion itelieveu in anil laminar, stun ot our own convictions, w e nave neen retresiieu tv a new insight into our own life. U e see that in manv things that hie is very great. It is incomparably great in it material aspects, m us PoUv ot wealth, ill the diversity and sweep of its energy, in the industries which have been conceived and built up by the genius of individual men and the limitless enterprise of groups of men. It is great, also, veiy great, in its moral force. Nowhere else in the world have noble men and women exhibited in more striking forms the beauty and tin energy of sympathy and helpfulness and counsel in their efforts to rectify wron alleviate sultering, and set the weak in the way of strength and hope. We have built up, moreoer, a great system ot govern ment, which has stood through a long age as in many respects a model for those who seek to set litierty upon foundations that will endure against fortuitous change, against storm and accident. Our life con tains every great thing, and contains it in rich abundance. I'ut the evil has come with the good, and much fine gold has been corroded. With riches has. come inexcusable waste. We have squandered a great part of what we might have used, and have not stopped to conserve the exceeding bounty of nature, without which our genius for enterprise would have been worthless and impotent, scorning to be careful, shamefully prodigal as well as admirably efficient. We have been proud of our industrial achievements, fully enough to count the human cost, the ilia rsare with the original cast and production as seen in un Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50. Reserved Seats Now the Society It Serves. cost of lives snuffed out, of energies over taxed and broken, the fearful physical and spiritual cost to the men and women and children upon whom the dead weight and burden of it all has fallen pitilessly the years through. The groans and agony of it all has not vet reached our ears, the sol emn, moving undertone of our life, com ing up out of the mines and factories and out of every home where the struggle had its intimate and familiar seat. With the great government went many deep secret things which we too long delayed to look into and scrutinize with candid, fearless eves. 1 he great government we loved has too often been made use of for private and selfish purposes, and those who used it had forgotten the people. At last a vision has been vouchsafed us of our life as a whole. We see the bad with the good, the debased and decadent with the sound and vital. With this vision we approach new affairs. Our duty is to dense, to reconsider, to restore, to correct the evil without imparing the good, to purify and humanize every process of our c'ommou life without weakening or senti mentalizing it. There has been something crude and heartless and unfeeling in our haste to succeed and be great. Our thought has been 'I-et every man look out for him self, let every generation look out tor it self.' while we reared giant machinery which made it impossible that any but those who stood at the levers of control should have a chance to look out for them selves. We had not forgotten our morals. We remembered well enough that we had set tip a policy which was meant to serve the humbliest as well as the most power ful, with an eye single to the standards of justice and fair play, and reniembersd it with pride. Hut we were very .heedless and in a hurry to Ik? great. We have come now to the sober second thought. The scales ot heedlessness have fallen from our eyes. We have made up our minds to square every process of our national life again with the standards we so proudly set up at the beginning and have always carried at our hearts. Out work is a work of resoration. We have itemized with some degree of particularity the things that ought to be altered and here are some of the chief items : A tariff which cuts us off from our proper part in the commerce of the world. violates the just principles of taxation, and makes the government a facile instru ment in the hands of private interests; a banking and currency system based upon the necessity of the government to sell its bends 50 years ago and perfectly adapted ti concentrating cash and restricting cred trative, holds capital in leading strings, re all its sides, financial as well as adminis tive, holds capital in, leading strings, re stricts the liberties and limits the op portunities of labor, and exploits with out renewing or conserving the natural resources of the country; a body of agri cultural activities never yet given the effi ciency of great business undertakings or served as it should be through the instru mentality of science taken directly to the pf the most exhilarating T1 t Anglin's C gif of Special sceBieBy farm, or afforded the facilities of credit best suited to its practical needs; water courses undeveloped, waste places unre claimed, forests un tended, fast disappear ing without plan or prospect of renewal, unregarded waste heaps at every mine. We have studied as perhaps no other nation has the most effective means of production, but we have not studied cost or economy as we should either as organizers of in dustty, as statesmen, or as individuals. Nor have we studied and perfected the means by which government may be put at the service of humanity, in safeguard ing the health of the nation, the health of its men and its women and its children, as well as their rights in the struggle for ex istence. This is no sentimental duty. The firm basis of government is justice, not pity. These are matters of justice. Theie can be no equality or opportunity, the lirst essential of justice in the body politic, if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives, their very vitality, from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. Society must see to it that it does not itself crush or weaken or damage its own constituent parts. The first duty of law is to keep sound the society it serves. Sanitary laws, pure food laws, and laws determining con ditions of labor which individuals are powerless to deteimine for themselves are intimate parts of the very business of jus tice and legal efficiency. These are some of the things we ought to do, and not leave the others undone, the old-fashioned, never-to-be-neglected, funda mental safeguarding of property and of individual right. This is the high enter prise of the new day: to lift everything that concerns our lite as a nation to the, light that shines from the hearthtire of every man's conscience and vision of the right. It is inconceivable that we should do this as partisans; it is inconceivable we should do it in ignorance of the facts as iney are or in onnu nasie. w e shall re store, not destroy. We shall deal with our economic system as it is and as it may be modified, not as it might be if we had a clean sheet of paper to write upon; and step by step we shall make it what it should be. in the spirit of those who ques tion their own wisdom and seek counsel and knowledgs. not shallow self-satisfaction or the excitement of excursions whith er they cannot tell, .lust ice. and only tice. shall always be our motto. JUs- And yet it will be no cool process of mere science. The nation has been deely stirred, stirred by a solemn passion, stirred by the knowledge of wrong, of ideals lost, of government too often debauched and made an instrument of evil. The feelings with which we face this new age of light and opportunity sweep across our heart strings like some air out of Coil's own pres ence, where justice and mercy are recon ciled and the judge and the brother are one. We know our task to be no mere task ot politics hut a task which shall ..t .. . i i. i .i - i , ToiLii us imotigii ami inrougn, whether we le able to understand our time and the needs of our people, whether we be in ieea their spokesmen ami interpreters, whether we have the pure heart to compre hend and the rectified will to choose our high course of action. Ti,:.. i r x. : .... XH1.-5 i nui, a. uay oi triumph; it is a dav ot dedication. Here muster, not the forces ot party, but the forces of humanity Men's hearts wait ujton us; men's live hang in the hanance: mens hopes call upon us to say what we will do. Who shall live up to the great trust. Who dares fail to try? I summon all honest men-all patri otic, all forward-looking men, to my side PRESENT THE reiro comedy of the past two theatrical Famous Success, by A. E, Cod helping me, 1 will not fail thev will but counsel and sustain thei TOWNSHEND. Leland and Gray seminary closed Saturday for a 10 days' vacation. Miss Sadie Hewitt went to her home in Attleboro, Mass., Saturday. Miss Laura Ware returned to her work at the West field normal school Saturday. Miso Lillian D. Tligley of Brattlo boro is visiting Mis Elizabeth Cud worth at. the Inn. Miss Huth Watson's illness of last week developed into mumps. She is getting along well. Arthur Shnttuck has sufficiently re covered from an attack of pneumonia to be able to be out. (iuv Pntton has been sawing; wood the past few days with his new saw and gasoline engine. Mrs. Lottie Hohlen left to visit her parents in Guilford Mondav morning. She will be gone several days. Miss Cola Martin, who is a student in the normal school in Westfield, Mass., and who spent the winter va cation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin, returned to her work at the Westfield normal school Satur day. Kev. Edgar Hatfield paid a short visit to Kev. .Joseph McKean Friday. Uev. Mr. Hatfield has .just closed his pastorate in West Guilford, and was on his way to take up his work in South Windham, to which church he kis been called, beginning his work Sunday. Mrs. Ida Howard went to Orange, Mass., Monday morning, called there by the serious illness, with pneumo nia, of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Houghton. Mrs. Houghton is a native of Townshen.l, as is her husband. Thev have many friends here who . ... - c l.l.- are anxiously awauing a i.ium.- report from her sick room. Before re turing Mrs. Howard will visit in Hol- voke and Springfield, .Mass. For Shorter Sessions. Hale K. Darling, republican senator from Orange count-, in the recent legis lature, and a man of ability, holds out some hope that the sessions of the genet al as sembly may be shorter in the future be cause of the law introduced by Mr. Hewitt of Plainfield which1 would provide a new method of introducing bills. Senator Darling discusses it like this: '"There has been one cause (of delav) for which there will be less excuse heiealtcr -the delay in the introduction of ' 'U; and in the writers judgment on -.1 the most impor tant acts of the i-esM. n in the money-saving line, is the law cicating a permanent department tor the (Halting and revision of Bills. Under this law, a board of revision of bills will be in session at , Mont pelier for about a month before each session. To these revisers the members-elect can scud their proposed bills before the session actually bgins. so that as soon as the bod ies are organized and the committees ap pointed, it is fair to suppose that several hundred bills will be ready for considera tion and action, the time for the intro duction of bills after session begins nil hereafter be limited to two or three weeks." St. Albans Messenger. New York for on Sale at the Box BRATTLEBORO MARKETS. Grain and Feed Retail. Corn 80 Corn, Northern 1.00 Mixed Feed 1.50 Oats, bu 50 Meal, cwt 1.201.25 Meal bolted, lb 02V03VL Cottonseed Meal 1.75 Bran 1.40 Linseed Oil Meal 2.00 Provender 1.40 Middlings 1.50 Hav, loose, ton 1S.00 Hay, baled 25.00 Farm Produce Wholesale. I'ork dressed Fork, live weight Beef, dressed Lamb Veal Fowl, live 09 07 0S10 07 070S 14 Hides, lb OS Calfskins, e.-u-h 50 1.00 Eggs, dozen 5 Beans 2.80 Maple Svruj 851.00 Butter .. SO Cheese 1G1S Groceries and Provisions Retail. Butter 3040 Eggs, storage 27 Ef gs. fresh, dozen . 30 Maple Syrup 1.25(551.50 Molasses, gal 4070 Currants 13 Raisins 11 Sugar, refined 5i jC lb, ', lbs for 1.00 Salt, T. I., bu. ii coo 5.75 Flour, roll, pro bbl. Flour, patent Graham 03i ! 03 03 35(a) 70 40(iIS0 40(ffiS0 '90 12c, 5 gals, for 55 .15c, 5 gals, for 70 35 25 Corn Bread Meal . . Bye Meal, lb Tea, Japan, lb. . . Tea, Oolong Tea, Young Hyson Linseed Oil, gal. . . Kerosene, gal Kerosene, best, gal Lemons, doz Cheese, new Onions, pic, 3.!c, per lb 03 03 12 85 12 16 12 25 15 , . 3550 04 Cabbage, lb Beans, qt Beans, pk Y. E. Beans Pure Lard, bucket Lard", compound Potatoes, pk Sugar Pails Brooms Squash Meats Retail. Pork I'ork Veal Pork SteaK 20 Chops Steak . roasts 20 . . . 35 16(0)20 16(a)30 0816 ... tJ . ... 23 . .. 14 . ... 16 ... 20 . ... 28 ... 20 30 18 2535 ... 25 Roasts, Corned beef Beef Porterhouse Steak Bound Steak Leaf Lard Home-made Lard Hams Sliced Hani Hams, minced Lamb, hind quarter Lamb, fore quarter ....... I iamb Chops Fowls Chickens" 25 Sausage 18 years o lite asomi six months W 2 12 IKiours of Laughter Office Phone SPORTING NOTES. Alfred l)e Oro had little difficulty in le taining his title of pocketbilliard champion of the world. He heat Tom Houston by a score of M to "X,. Tom Keady, the old i 'art mouth ath lete, has signed a contract to remain three years longer with Lehigh uni versity as coach of the football, bas ketball, baseball and track teams. Heady will direct most of his atten- j tio;i to lootball and basketball, lie has been the most successful coach connected with athletics in the his tory of L high and w ill receive, it is said, a salary close to $3,000. Keady was manager of the Bellows Falls baseball team which finished last in the Twin State league last year. Treasures of Life. These are the things I prize And hold of dearest worth; Light of the sapphire skies. Peace of the silent hills, Shelter of forests, comfort of the grass, M usje of birds, mariner of little rills. Shadow of clouds that swiftly pass, And after showers The smell of flowers And of the good brown earth Am! best of all along the way, friend ship and mirth. Henrv Van Dvke. dim Thorpe, the Indian, in his fust ex hibition game with New York down South handled 12 chances and secured two singles and a double out of five times at bat. n B Will be added ent equipment making five for rent at reasonable rates I also carry a complete line of auto supplies HennetSi E- Rioslier Cadillac Agent Co-. Main and Flat Sts. I I I 1 K mil JIWw. I .If 530 are the one article in our stock that are constantly growing more valu able. The constant rise of the last 15 years has doubled the value of nearly all sizes of the better grades, and the argument to own a fine stone is as good now as it was 15 years ago, as they arc still advanc ing in price and are likely to keep on for years to come. Come in and let us demonstrate this fact to you. Vaughan & Burnett Brattleboro Jewelers 97 Main Street OF ALL INDS BARROWS & Near the Bridge CO. to my pres this spring, automobiles Diamonds COAL