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Must Protect Christmas
"' 'Greens or Supply is Lost
AmpriVan TTnvocrmr AccnniQ. that it may develop ami become available
American rorestry Associa-for lWw.a(ivc usp' Examination of the
tion Describes Trees
Used at Christmas
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1C Each holi
day time brings the usual story about the
Christmas trees where they come from,
how many, and the means used to bring
hundreds of train loads of them to the
markets. Hut the Christmas tree and the
holly and the other greens which go so
far toward making the holiday '"atnios
jhere" are doomed to extinction unless
Mme means are taken to reproduce them.
The state of Vermont alone furnishes
.", (O.(HK') trees for the eastern markets
each Christmas time and, unless means
are taken to conserve and reproduce, the
supply some time will be exhausted. The
American Forestry association has issued
a Christmas tree monograph on the sub
ject. "The tfirst step to save the Christmas
greens," it says, "is better tire prevention
methods. Wholesale cutting by venders
who never go iuto the woods except at
this season and the 'holdup' prices in big
cities are denounced. On the other hand
proper cutting aids the growth of the
larger trees ami if properly done is a help.
The holly is being cut by the unthink
ing in a way that borders on slaughter,
and only the right sort of cutting will
-ave this valued green for the holiday
25 Kinds of Fir Tiws.
"Ten of the 2.1 kinds of fir trees found
in the world are native to North America,
eight occur in the Pacific slopes and in
the Rocky mountain regions, and ' only
two are found in the eastern I'nited
States and one of these-i Fraser's fir is
limited to the high mountains of Virginia.
North Carolina and Tennessee. Most
leaves of the mistletoe show they are al
most nerveless, thick and fleshy, and a
magnifying glass will show only about
1(H) breathing pores to the square . inch,
while in the common lilac there -occurs
at least U(M.(HMf breathing pores to the
square inch.
Trailing Pine.
"Large quantities of trailing pine, also
known as princess pine, anil ground hem
lock are used at Christinas time. These
plants really are not pines or hemlocks,
but are closeiy related to the ferns.
"As Christinas trees can be raised at
a profit, so it is aNo possible to raise the
Christinas holly and the mistletoe by
artificial means. In that way an ade
quate supply may be insured for the fu
ture, and all those who contribute to
wards the developing of successful
methods of propagating these plants will
insure the welfare and happiness of fu
ture generations.
Big Crowd Sees Marshal Foch.
Tuesday morning, in spite of the re
ports that the train carrying Marshal
Foch would not stop here, a crowd gath
ered at the station in hopes of getting a
glimpse of the great man. The train
stopped for about five minutes and Mar
shal Foch acknowledger their cheers with
bows and waves of his hand to the school
Iluth Corse was in North Adams two
days last week.
Mrs. Lestina Wheeler is very feeble
and failing each day.
U. A. llossmcisl is helping C. E. Put
nam this week wiring bib buildings for
electricity. '
Clair Graves weut to Wilmington Sat
urday p. in. to work for Mrs. Metcalf,
who is ill.
' Mrs. James Caffrey is still very ill. Her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. liosej Caffrey is
there helping care for Her.
Mrs. G. W Kentfiold and daughter,
Dori';, went to New Haven, Conn., last
Wednesday, returning Friday.
Leah Gillett was in North Adams Sat
urday. Mrs. Deming and Mrs. Morris
were in the same city Friday.
Mrs. Elliot Davis and Mrs. Arthur
Wheeler have been in Jacksonville most
of the time this week helping care for
their father, A. A. IJutterfield, who is ill
with pneumonia.
The village schools are closed this week
on account of scarlet fever in the family
of Fred Hosley. who lives above Whiting
ham Station on the Dexter Bailey farm.
Several of his children attend the village
schools and all of them have been having
the disease.
Grovcr Plumb bruised one of his legs
badly Saturday while working for the
Power Ct., at Davis Bridge, lie was
driving one of G. H. Wheeler's teams and
a large piece of frozen dirt struck him
above the ankle making a painful injury.
Dr. Walsh was called.
Mrs. Silas Bailey
and is very ill.
has had a relapse
Guy and llobert Bcmis spent Sunday
in Walpole, N. II.
The West Athens school will close
Dec. 10 for a two weeks' vacation.
The next meeting of the farmers' club
will be held at Harry Carr's Dec. 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Willis are spend
The Y. W. A. met Tuesday evening ! inK solll0 time at the home -of Charles
with Miss Elaine Hill
Mrs. Mary Tiffin and Henry
spent Sunday in Hellows Falls.
Miss Nora Walker r.f Westminster is a
guest of Mrs. Frank Darling.
important in the western group1 are the i Mrs. Cowles of East Northfield is cars-rand
fir, Nobel fir, white fir, and red fir. ling for Mrs. Warren Dunklee and infant
The balsam fir is unquestionably the best daughter,
known ami most widely distributed of j r atl( jrs
our native firs. It is one of the mostly funeral of
Chester Aldrich of Westminster visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Aldrich,
from Saturday to Monday.
1 T "- 1? "IV-, r.f ilivtrinf ennflr.
intendent, was in town Monday and held
the fourth quarterly conference.
Jerrv Cudworth has returned to his
Artliir .Tnokson attended : home in Somerville, Mass.. anil .Miss
beautiful evergreen trees native to Xorth i (Jardiiei , Ma
.-vuii i a. ii in-qu-in.- imij;. ?muiiin.
and other wet places. Among its chief
asocial es are the American larch", arbor
vitae, black spruce and red spmee.. Its
companion species aj'e not many, tor few
trees can withstand. the extreme wet nnd
cold condition of our northern l)gs and
swnnp.-f m '
Ralsam Very I'seful. 1
' The balsam fir is a tree wliiti satisfies
many human wants, but the greatest of
all its gifts is the. Christmas tree. As
a Christmas tree it has no superior, and
in many localities no other native tree
Mrs. Henrv Russell in Elizabeth Cudworth to Jt. Albans alter
Wednesday.' !a visit at the home of G. W. Powers.
A Christmas tree and appropriate exer
cises will be held at the church Tuesday
evening. Dee. 20. at 7.HO o'clock.
Mrs. Plinv Harrows and son, William
Arthur Hartford is working in East
Templeton, Mass.
of Holyoke were recent guests or her par-1 Among those who went to see Marshal
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Weatherhead. Foch were Mrs. John Nibs. James Aus
... Wednesday, evening the South school tin, Joseph Galvin, M's. Abbie Patch, E.
held a box s.scial with a spelling match H. Miller and Miss Juliette Miller.
funds will lie: Miss Louise Walker returned to
i a victroia Northampton Monday night after a
week's vacation at Log Cabin farm and
Mondav Robert Walker's. Thomas ljuinn ot
and community
used toward th
lor l lie fcctiooi.
The Heacmi Litrhf
evening at E. 15. ISufl'umV to lilt cnmlv Hartford, Conn., was a week-end guest
has Christmas tree qualitM-s that even boxes. Tin' e ruing was spent plavin' -
approach it. The European fir, so com- games ami in a social way. Kefresh
mon throughout the. many-parts of con-jmeuts were served.
tinental Europe, -ban many charaeteris- jjev j Keeney will preach Sun-
tics in common with our balsam fir. It..l,i.. m.n;no. ' ;,, .i.A (i...,nt q;t;o..
too, has been used for centuries as a ! church at 10.43 o'clock. This will be ipe for happiness," says a noted states-
nrisimas tree.
these two trees as
"Take u double handful of Interest
Id everything- That is the best ree-
1 he . similarity between )the c.osillg service of his pastorate here,
as very marked, wnicn ini.i Wn.i-.,.' w;.,ir or t
mar nave neipea oeveiop our nigu rcgurti
for the balsam fir and rate it as the fore
most Christmas tree of the eastern United
"On the trunk of the balsam will be
found a large number of little blisterlike
sacs of balsam. A finger nail will punc
ture the little blisters "and there will
t'iow a small quantity of balsam, as clear
as crystal. When refined, this is used in ,
microscopic slides in our scientific labora
tories. It is used chiefly to attach cover
glass to the slides- Balsam is also re-,
K an led as an excellent .medicine. , ,. .. .
'"Cones and buds of the balsam fir. are
also very distinctive. The buds are al
'rnost .round, about one-sixth of an inch
long, clustered at the end of the twig and
appear to be covered with a coating of
varnish. The cones are from two to
four inches long, cylindrical, and stand
erect on the twig". Their scales fall off
soon after, they reach maturity and leavV
a bare central axis. This is an unusual
habit, among evergreen trees. In the
North woods many collect the leaves anfl
use them in filling pillows and cushions,
for the leaves when dried emit a very fra
grant oder. The wood is soft, does not
contain resin passages and ranges in color
from white to brown. It weighs about 24 J
pounds per cubic foot and is u-seti exten
sively in the manufacture of paper pulp.'
crates and packing boxes.
20 Kinds of Spruce.
"There are 20 kinds of ppruce trees
and they occur in every country in the
Northern hemisphere. Ejght are native
to North America, three being found in
the eastern part and five in the western
Christ mas Holly.
"Deep green leaves which are armed
with spines along the margin distinguish
Christmas hollv. The leaves are so
bright and they often reflect light as mir
ors. The small bright red berries are
also a helpful means of identification in
fall and winter. An old manuscript in
the British Museum itates that the 'Holy
hathe berys as red as iny pose.' Devout
people, regard the leaves of the holly as a
symbol of the Saviour's crown of thorns.
"Unfortunately the methods of collect
ing the branches is very destructive. In
many instances the tops of the trees are
cut out completely., leaving nothing but
an erect bare trunk. W!e need the holly
sprig for decorative purposes at. Christ
mas, but in order that a future supply
may be insured, special steps must lie
taken at once to regulate the cutting in
such a way that all the existing trees may
continue to produce annually an abundant
supply of thrifty brahchlets.
"The American holly, also called Christ
mas holly, and the closely related Europ
ean holly, are linked with our Christmas
traditions. Many.' -people are familiar
with the holly leaves and berries, but few
of them know that they grow upon trees
which are common in the coastal plain
regions of the South and found locally as
far north as Pennsylvania and along the
Atlantic coast to southern Maine. While
the Christmas holly may reach a height
of 50 feet and a diameter of 2 to .1 feet in
Arkansas and Texas, it rarely exceeds
20 feet in height and a few inches in
diameter in the extreme northern part
of its natural lange.
All Want Mistletoe.
''Of course, nobody, particularly the
young folk, wants to miss mistletoe. It
is the only parastic plant that is used at
Christinas time. It is sometimes called a
tree thief for it gets all its nourishment
from the trees upon which t lives. In
the South one may see thousands of trees
literally festooned with the mistletoe. It
sometimes grows In the form, of a witches'
broom, or one may see' it dangling down
from the branches of a tree in graceful
array. It always appropriates- for its
own development the lifehood of the tree
upon which it feeds. Some 400 species of
mistletoe are listed. Most of them occur
in the tropics, and nearly all of them are
parastic. Many varieties are found in
the I'nited States. They occur from the
coast of New Jersey southward and west
ward. "In Oklahoma the mistletoe has been
selected the state flower. If you question
an Oklahonian about the parasitic plant
as a state flower, he is likely to answer
that if nian may tap a maple tree for
svriip. and the pine tree for turpentine,
it is fair for the mistletoe to tapvtrees so
man. row we Know wny money fend
ers are such a cheery crowd! Exchange.
The Mothers' soe;t- niet at the home
of Mrs. W. R. Moody Wednesday after
oioou with an attendance of 19 mothers
and 10 infants. Little Pollv Pattison
and Priscilht I'orter sanir Awav in the Mrs. F. E. Gaines. 152 Tine street, Hur-
Manger, and then the children were lington, Vt., is a very popular w,oman in
cared tor in another room. Mrs. E. F. that celebrated city in the Green Moun
Howard presided. The devotions were tain state and has many friends in other
lead by Mrs. F. W. Pattison, who read New England cities. Like many Vcr
the Christmas stories from Matthew monters, Mrs. Gaines knows the story of
and Luke. Mrs. W. 1L Moody spoke on, the Scotch doctor's liniment now known
The Child in the Home, as to the in- as Mysterious Pain Kase. . " j
tluence of environment and heredity. When asked about Mysterious Paiu
She also discussed childhood imagina- Ease, Mrs. Gaines set down the experi
tion. Christmas hymns were sung and tnee of herself and family, from which
a social hour followed with refresh- we are permitted to quote as follows :
merits. i"We are never without a bottle in our
The annual meeting of the Northfield home and we have used it with best re
lied Cross branch was held at the home suits for sore throat, as a gargle in diph
of the chairman, Mrs. A. P. Fitt, theria and tonsilitis and for acute pain as
Wednesday- evening. Mrs. C. E. Wil- an attack of neuralgia, earache or rlieu
liams reaa the secretary 's report, show- inatism, and it works wonders."
ing a membership of 500 in this town.) Principally from the recommendations
The treasurer's report was given by F. of other people the usefulness of Myste
A. llolton, showing a balance on hand rious Pain Ease in eliminating pain and
of s'loil.');. This amount does not in- giving peace and comfort to the paiu
clude the town's quota of one-half the wracked body, muscles, nerves, joints or
recent drive. The towu is entitled to liruises the people have learned of its
about $2,r0 of the receipts of the cam- benefits in removing pain arising from
paign. A. Red Cross emergency commit- many different causes, such as sprains of
tee was appoii ied for relief of distress all kinds, burns, muscular colds where the
in this town. The committee consists shoulders, chest and back muscles are in
of Mrs. G. L. Thompson, Miss Annie pain, neuritis, sciatica, lumbago, rheu
Campbell and Mrs. C. E. Williams. A. matism, muscle cramps, chilblains, neu
P. l'itt read the report of the work of ralgia, stiff neck and pain arising nny
the Franklin County branch for the past where from inflammation. Advert ise-
year, winch also was reaa at the county ment.
annual meeting in Greenfield recently.
Mrs. A. P. Fitt resigned as chairman of
the Northfield branch after two years of
faithful service. The officers elected
were: Chairman. Mrs. C. E. Williams;
treasurer, V. A. llolton; secretary, Miss
Gertrude Callender.
If Prosperity
Viitor Nineteen jM'ars ago I landed
in this town broke. I asked you for a
dollar and you gave it to me saying you
never turned a request like that down.
Native Yes?
Visitor Well, are you still game?
nVmirealf I
As a builder of strength or
protection against weakness"
Scott's Emulsion S
has stood the exacting
test of time. Help your
self to renewed strength,
take Scott's Emulsion! .
Scott & Downe, Elaotnflelt!, N. J.
(Tablets r Granules)
791 fi"' Mt-TTnn!":-
is at your door; keep
it there. Don't gamble
with fire. See that your
property is fully in
sured. A disastrous fire may
visit you any day and
wipe out , the savings
of a lifetime.
is your guarantee
against money loss by
fire. It assures prompt
reimbursement for all
damage fire causes.
II. E. Taylor & Son
"Insurance You Can
Depend On."
Drattleboro. Vt.
G. E. Sherman
s an
I mi I 1 Tl
This remarkable sale offers an excellent opportunity just be
fore Christmas to purchase Women's Suits, Coats and Dresses at
wonderful savings.
Women's and Misses All-Wool Goats
S17.50 Coats Pre-Holiday Sale 12.75
' E
S22.75 Coats Pre-Holiday Sale $14.75
$32.50 Coals Pre-Holiday Sale 24.75
$45.00 Coats , Pre-Holiday Sale $29.75
S49.75 to $55.00 Coats Pre-Holiday Sale 39.75 1
Women's Fall and Winter Suits .
$29.75 to $35.00 Suits Pre-Holiday Sale 24.75
$39.75 to ? 15.00 Suits Pre-Holiday Sale 29.75
$9.74 to $55.00 Suits Pre-Holiday Sale 39.75
Plaited Wool Skirts
Regular $12.00 and $15.00 Models.
An excellent assortment of beautiful plaids f.ml
stripes in prunella cloth and other durable sjKrt anJ
winter fabrics. A good election of .sizes.
AT $1.95 and $5.98 Heavy, All Wool Maid and
Striped Skirts, regular $7.50 quality.
Children's Wool Coats
" ,
$5.98, $6.98, $9.87
A good selection of smart winter models, nicely
tailored in tine, heavy, warm mixtures. Sizes G to
II years.
Christmas Blouses
In Attractive Holly Roves Make Dainty Gifts
Crisp New Tailored Blouses
At 1.9S
Nicely made with smart Peter Pan and Eromlcy
collars and attractive cuffs.
Fine Tailored Ilannel Blouses
At 1.98
In a variety of neat stripes; an ideal office waist.
Dainty Voile and Tailored Blouses
At 2,98
Trimmed with imported organdy and lace collars.
Tricolctte and Satin Over Blouses
At 4.98 and 5.98
Beautifully made, smart, little belts and white
silk collars and cuffs.
Embroidered and Lace Trimmed Sheer Voile
At 3.48 and 3.98
Suit Blouses of Georgette, Crepe de' Chine, Silk
Stripes and Satins !
At 4.98 and 5.98
Exchange Christmas
Sayings Checks for
For Merchandise
Make them do double
duty this season by
taking advantage of
this, Pre-Holiday Sale,
where you will get the
most value in return.
Bath Robes
' 5
Men's Bath Robes of heavy,
figured materials, finished
. with colored lappels and
cords, at
91.98 to 5?7.9S
Women's Bath Robes, good
..full sizes "and attractive
. .colorings, at
$3.98 to 97.98
Children's Bath Robes, a
splendid, warm. little
garment, at
92.98, 93.98, 94.9S
Boudoir Slippers
Boudoir Slippers, made
... of felt, in all shades,
trimmed with ribbon
and silk pom-pom;
regular $1.50 value,
at 91.19
. .
that you would like to re
ceive as gifts. . .
Silk Jerseys, in a beautiful
- selection of colorings, 1
' 92.98 to $8. IS
. . s.
Silk Jerseys, with satin and
, taffeta flounces, inclu
ing out-sizes,
93.98 to $5.98.
' Other Beautiful Fetticoats.
. in radium silks, . taffetas,
cnangeable, satins, at
92.98, 93.9S-9G.93
A Special Discount of
Is offered oh all prices, listed above during
this Pre-Holiday Sale
.;.t t
Women's Silk and Wool Dresses
..... -. - . i
$15.00 Dresses Pre-Holiday Sale 9.75 :j
$19.75 to $22.50 Dresses Pre-Holiday Sale 14.75
25.00 and $29.75 Dresses ............ Pre-Holiday Sale 19.75 j
$10.00 and $12.00 Bromley Dresses Pre-Holiday Sale 7.9S j
$6.50 to $10.00 Jumper Dresses, Pre-Holiday Sale 3.95 to 6.95
Give Her Furs
The Ideal Gift far Christmas
Beautiful Luxurious Furs, That Make a Mock
of These Cold Winter Days.
Selected Wolf Scarfs, in taupe, black and
brown colorings. Good, generous skins at
9.95, 14.75, 24.75 to 39.75
Beautiful Fox Scarfs, in several shades; fine
luxurious, soft skins, at
19.75, 29.75 to 45.00
Fox Chokers, nothing smarter to wear with
winter suits; large, full un-cut skins, with
chin fasteners and clamps, at
. 19.95, 12.75 to 29.75
Children's Matched Sets
Beautiful Little Sets, nicely matched of Coney
,'Mufflou or Wolf. Make the little fair sex
of the family a gift of one of these smart,
little sets for Christmas, :
4.98, 6.98 to 12.50

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