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VBRMQjlT WATCHMAN & STATS JOtKWAV THURSDAY JUNE 16, 1910.
THE BLACKMSS IN VT. Benson Opcns Todny Thc Gnnilcst i'Jsli Thnt Swims Found in Lnrgo A'umbcrs in thc Waters of Tlils Stntc. TJbere is not much music of the rcol in the trout flshlng Vermont af fords today. In a few places like Averill Lake or Casiilan Lke one wlll hook a speckled speclmen that wlll call lnto play the skili or tho flsher inan, but the most of the flshlng for trout 1s on small Btreams and ln ponda where a half pound trout ls raro and onp welchlnK a auarter of a pound ls a prlze. But the 10th of June has arrlved, and the law allows flsnlng for bass, and the flsherman wlll flnd som thlng to stlr hls blood and send hls pulses leaplng. Tho smallest black bass the law allows to be kept must measure ten Inches ln length, so the flsh that are worth the trouble of tak lng wlll welgh from a pound up to the limlt. The bass ls the only game fish in thls country that has a commercial value. None of the New Englnnd fish cries (ln fresh water) yleld anything of commercial value, slnce the tak Ing of plke with selnes ls prohlbited, and the pike, or plke perch, can hard ly be called a game fish. Few New England bass reach the market, and thelr numbers are not enough that any atatlstical account ls made of them, but in the country at large the catcb. is commercially valuable. More than 2,000,000 pounds are sold every year. It is very probable that at least aB many more are consunied by sports mcn and thelr friends, so the annual catch of black bass in the country must amount to between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 pounds, or somethlng more than 2000 tons. Western and South ern States furnlsh these fish for the market and so far as New England ls concerned the black bass is a game fish alone. lt is, in the opinion of some skilled and experienced flsher men, the gamiest fisb that swims, cer tainly not an easy one to entice to tbe !hook and a hard fighter when hooked. Early in the season the bass might be-easily taken with a bare hook, for lt is guarding ths spawning beds or vlgilantly watching the newly hatched fry. So the season very properly loes not open until June 15. By that tlme the bass in the streams have left tbe spawning beds and have settled !n their summer residences. ln the larger lakes they will not have settled on thelr regular feeding grounds un til the mlddle of July and the best flsh ing is likely to be in Angust. When the bass "is guarding the spawning bed it exercises unusual vigllance, setting an example which other fishes might well follow but do not. The female stands guard some dlstance away while the male hovers over the bed, gently fanning with , its iins to keep any particles of dirt from falling' on the eggs, and if any substance too large to be fanned away drops on the bed he picks it up ln his mouth and swims away with it. lt is easy to understand, there fore. why a bass may te caught early in the teason by dropping a bare hook on the spawning bed. When the young are hatched the old bass guards them with great care for some time, but that parental affec tion, so strongly manifested in the early Btages of the life of the fry, doos not prevent the parents from preylng on the smaller fish when once they have been released from parental guardianship. Though the orlginal habitat of the bass appears to have been sbmewhat restricted, they are now common throughout the country, having been introduced to waters in which they were not originally found and thriv cn there. Every summer resort advertises good bass flshlng if a bass has been caught within a dozen miles in a dozen cn years and such advertisements are never reliable. There is no place known, no matter how plentiful the ilBh may be, where a man may go and be sure of a good catch. Th bass ls a more capricious fish than the trout and makes larger demands on the sklil of the flsherman. Vermont affords as good bass flsh lng as any New England State. The Great Back Bay of Lake Champlain ls the equal of the Belgrade Lakes of Maine, and close by Montpelier is as good flshlng as one need ask for. The largest bass are caught ln Lake Champlain, and though nothing has ever been done toward stocking that water tho supply of bass remains plentiful, and now that selning is prohlbited the supply ought to in crease. The Winooski niver is well stocked with bass. Good flsh, sorho weighlng ,ib much as four pounds, have been taken near North Montpelier. The water of the rlver is so befouled be low the entrance of the Barre branch that nqne are likely to be found be tween that jiolnt and the Three-Mlle Brldge. Prom that polut t the mouth of the rlver bass are plentiful, Of course, there are some spots moro favored than others. At the brldge, at the raplds below, abovo and be low the dam at Middlesex, and at Bolton Falls dam, nro specially good places for bass flshlng, and while the llsh ln tho rlver do not average as large as those in the lake, tiiey may bo taken in sufflclent numbers to interest the flsherman. Another matter of interest is that tho fish taken .ln the rlver or in the Binaller lakes about here usually put up a better flght than the larger flsh taken ln Lake Champlain. A two- pound bass in the rlver will make a etronger flght than one of twice Its slze in Champlain. Thls is a general proposition to which there are many exceptlons. Thcro are a few bass in Curtis Pond, that well known, near by sum mer resort, and it would pay to put more in that water, slnce it ls well ndapted to them. Hardwood Flat Pond, a short dlstance beyond Wor cester vlllage, was -stocked with bass about 40 years ago and none have slnce then put ln, yet it remnlns good flshlng water. T. C. Barrows re- members when that was a good trout pond and he has caught many a good slzed trout flshlng trom a raft. But the blg trout gradually ellminated the small ones until only a few were left and bass were placcd in the water. The pond appears better adapted to bass than trout. lt is flshed every day in the season, more or less out of season, and an occasional set llnc is found there, yet there are plenty of bass ln the pond -and at tlmes they may be seen jumping by the hundred. feeding on some small insects that fall on the water. That is the exas- perating experlence for the flsher men, for when the flsh nro feeding thus freely there is no bait or fly that wlll entice them. The pond is flshed so steadlly that the flsh have no opportunity to grow to large slze, and the average bass taken there probably welghs not more than a pound and a half, though some are taken every season weighlng between three and four pounds. So one might go on and'enumer ate the advantages and pcculiaritles of the various waters in the vicinlty in which bass may be taken. Though the average weight or the small mouth blass bass Is sald to be not more than two and a half pounds and flsh culturists say they sometimes reach a weigh of five or six pounds, one was caught in Dog Pond in Wood bury some years ago that weighed more than nlne pounds. It was the record flsh of lts kina at that timc and it is doubtful ir that record has ever, been surpassed. There are 30 or more ponds in Woodbury, most of them stocked with bass, so it is plain that there is plenty of good bass water within easy reach of Montpelier. The bass Is a pecullar fish. One never knows where to find hlm or how to catch hlm. Most or the books and magazine articles written about the bronze backcd beauty are written from the standpoint of the Western or Southern flsherman and contain little information for the New Eng lander. In fact there is little accurate in formation to be had about the bass of New England waters. Hls move- ments are apparently erratic, though possibly careful study might find a reason and an explanatlon for them. ln the ponds he will sometimes be found in shallow, warm water, under the shado of lily pads, again by some spring that uoils up from the bottoni, or in the deepest holes in the pond, and at times a school of them will be found swimming about with no apparent purpose. You must take the bass as you find him. ln the rivers they will be found in the swift water, in the deepest black, holes, and swimming about in comparatively shallow water. A Montpelier flsher man told the wrlter of trying all kinds of flies and bait while flshlng a likely looking place down the rlver one nf- ternoon and when he was ready to give up in disgust, seeing a three pound fish within five feet of where he stood, eating some vegetable growth from the rocks, nndlsturbed by the shadow of the man on the bank or the noiso he made in stamping about when he failed to get a blte. The wide raiige of the bass- appe tite is one of the great difficultles in catchlng the flsh. One never knows what he wants to eat. Worms, min nows, frogs, grasshoppers, crickets, liver, beef, and salt pork rind are all taklng baits sometimes, but one can never tell when. nats and snakes and some varieties of vegetables have been found in the stomachs of the bass. ln their season crickets are one of the best baits to be iised ln thls vicinlty and the helgramite or dobson is al way worth trying. There is a story about tho helgram ite that amused every one who heard lt, principally perhaps because it is true. Joe Engllsh for some years ran a sportsman s column in the Man chester (N. H.) Unlon. Some Manch ester boys found some helgramltes under rocks ln tho river and did not know what they were. After talking the matter over they agreed to go up and ask Joe Engllsh. When they reach- ed tho foot of tho stairs one of thom took the horny larva in hls hand and went up while the others waited. When he returned they asked:i "Did he know what lt was?" "Yes, Bure." "What did he say?" "He sald lt was a h of a bug." At certaln times, and one can never tell when those tlmes wlll be, the bass wlll rlse to a fly, and then Is the real sport of all the New England flshlng. A two pound bass on a six ounce fly rod will make more trou ble than a slx-pound trout, and will flght as long as there is an ounce of strength left. The 1)888 does not take the fly liko the trout. The trout rlses allnost out of water, turns over, takes the 'fly and slaps the water with hls tall. The bass barely pokes his head above the sur face. A bronze back shows for an instant, a white belly flashes, . the flsherman must think qulck to etrike before the bass lets go. U the fish is struck he beglns to make trouble rlgbt away. There is a wlld dash, a lcap out of water, a run thls way nnd that, another leap in nn effort to shake tho hook from hls mouth, a dlve to bottom in the endeavor to wind the leader about a weed or root tho bass knows all tho trlcks of tho fishes, and is always sprlnglng some thlng new on the fishcrman, Almost any largo fly ls good for bass black and white, red, yellow, green and gray. If none of those provc cntlclng tle on a small trout fly of somber color and that mny serve. lt is often wlso to slnk the fly from an inch to a foot and keep it movlng through tne water. When the bass are taklng the fly they wlll contlnuo far lnto the nlght, but thel fly used at that tlme should have plenty of white in it that lt may be seen. Tho bass is so erratic that nothing posltivo can be predicated regardlng hls haunts, when he feeds or what he prefers to feed upon. The wlsc flsh erman goes prepared with all sorts of bait and flles nnd then wlshes he had brought more. Tho wrlter re members seeing a dozen flne bass tak en after 10 o'clock at night, when the sky was clouded and tho wind was blowing hard, from a boat anchored not 20 yards from shore in compara atively shallow water. Ho has seen them taken in the same pond ln the same day, with flles, with mlnnows and with worms; under lily pads in less than two feet of water, by .trolllng across the pond and still flshlng in 20 feet of water. Bait castlng ls becomlng the most popular way of taklng these fish, though not much practiced in thls vi cinlty. The rod used for thls purpose is shorter and stlffer than that used for ordinary flshlng. The bait is east with a free reel and conslderable sklll is required to place it in the desired spot and .to keep the reel from over runnJng and tangling the llne. If. whafever way lt is taken, the bass furnishes the flnest klnd of sport, and kceps the flsherman guessing from the tlme he wets his llne tlll he lands the fish. No distinctlon is .here made between the large m6uth and small mouth bass. Their general appearance Is much the same. The former grows to a larger size and the latter Is con- sldered more gamy and better eating. The most noticeable point of dlffer ence Is that in the large mouth bass the jaw runs farther back than the eye, while in the small mouth it does not. The distiibution of thls fish ls al most as wide as that ot the trout and it will thrive in water of too high temperature for the trout. lt has a greater variety of names than any other fish Oswego or Swago bass, green bass, yellow bass, moss bass, ' ba'ou bass, trout, jumper, ! chub.i101; total "6- welshman, lake bass, brown bass, ninny bass, Jiog bass, black perch, trout perch, brown trout, mountain trout, and other purely local names. Tho bass caunoi. l,c artiiicially pro- pagated like the trout, but its care for the spawning bed and the young. fry is so great that the resulting per- centage of fry is about as large as could be expected from the most care ful culture. So the bass used at breedlng stations are simply placed in properly constructed ponds with suitable opportunities ror making their spawning beds and care is taken to preserve the old and the' young flsh from their natural eneniies. Thc JUexicnn Passion I'luy Tho Passion Play, as given at Ober- amniergai;, has its counterpart in a similar performance at the vlllage of Pedrlcena, in the State of Durango, Mexlco. Every year the peons of this vicinity devote Holy Week to a representation of the Passion. Every portion of the sad hlstory Is given with as close an attention to details as possible with such a class of peo ple, and itheir intense devotlon and enthusiasm ls, indeed, affecting to wit ness They come from 50 miles and more in every direction to participate, and at nlght the ground around the church is covered with their sleeping forms. No hardship seems too much for .them in their enthusiasm. T.he Cross is carried around the plaza, but this is only one phase of the performance The capture of Christ by the Roman soldiers is also deplcted His trial before Pilate, the parting of His garments by lot, and other incldents. One man carrles a basket, in which are the crown of thorns, the scourge, and diminutive representations of the clothes that were distributed by lot among the soldiers. Wide .World Magazine. Gosintos. The teacher stood it as long as Bhe could. Then sh'o sald: "Annie, what are you doing? Why are you mumbling so?" "PleaBo, .teacher," responded Annie, "Your what?" nsked tho teacher, puzzled. "My gosintos." Tho teacner pondered. And Annie went on with her mumbling, "Annie, what is gosintos, or what- ever you call it?" now questioned the teacher. "Gosintos," started Annie, "why gos intos is Ib " Sbe liialtcd in coufus ion. "Well," resumed tho teacher, "then Bhow mo how you Btudy your gosin tos." Annie quickly responded as follows: "Two goslnto two, once; two gos into four, itwlce; two gosinto six three timeB." Woman'e Home Companlon. SuccesB ls not only the good that you do, but aleo the evil that you hln- der. Anon, , " " t CON'G CONVENTION iOPENS (Contlnued from page one.) Tralnlng School, Sprlngfleld, and flve in special courses at Dartmouth. Dr. Barnes reported for tho Falrbanks Board of Itelief of Minlsters, stating the balance on hand to be 1294.96 nnd nlno beneflcinries. Itev. Dr. Rlce of the intcrnatlonal board was called upon and spoko concernlng relief work for vcternns of tho cross nnd John M. Comstock, of Chelsea, tho record ing secrctnry, gave an encouraglng report. He mentioned that Montpelier had housed thls conventlon seven tlmes, the last precedlng thls belng in 1893, the flrst belng ln 181C which he sald might well "mark the successlve state of development from a purely minIs-! terlal gatherlng composed of dele- gates from the mlnlsterial assoclatlon to its liresent status, in which it is at least nominnlly rcpresentativo of the churches, which in tho Congrega- tlonal polity are the units of organi zatlon." No minister has dlea durlng the year ln actlve service and but one within the State, George N. Kellogg, elght years pastor of Morrisville church. The minister in longest service is Charles O. Day, who after a pastorate of 13 years at Brattleboro, followed by national posltlons gave hls last years to Barnet. Herbert D. Williams had been three years pastor of Plain field and Marshfield; Oscar Blssell, West Townshend one year; A. L. Iteed, one year at E. Braintree; F. H. Boynton, one year at Ludlow and Ty son; S. F. Gale, a native of Plainfield, though never a pastor of a Vermont church. ' Xcw Cliiirclics. West Rochester formed a reorgan ization on a Congregational basis November 2, with elght members and Alburgh in February with 34 mem bers. West Milton church has dis- .banded. The total number of chur ches is 214. Three other churches have been totally inactive, Kirby, Ripton and Worcester. Actlrc I'nstors. Twenty-one churches have pastors installed by council; three recognjz ed by council. Churches with sum mer supplies are 12 and vacancies 20. One hundred and more churches are served with some degree of per manency. Total llenihcrship. The total membershlp is 22,409, an ' increase of 434 with a non-resldcntl total of 342; additions by confession 950, by Ietter 564; reniovals by death .381, by dismissal, 514; by discipline, inere were no additions to 70 churches, an unusual proportion. Churches recelving 15 or more: Bur lington, 68; Pittsford, 51; Barre, 49; Newport 44; Rutland, 40; Brattle boro, 39; Bennington, 37; Montpelier, 29; Vergennes- 28; Middlebury, 27; Essex, 26; Randolph, 21; Ludlow 17; Danville, 16; Barton, Dp7by and St. Johnsbury North, 15 each. Increase in Sunday School membershlp, 162. Ooiitrilnitions. Benevolent contribution, $48,873, an increase of $4,100. Home expendi tures. $229,337 or $3,913 more than last year. Galn in valuation of church property, $71,150 and invested funds, $12,578. Severe fire losses were suffered this year and a number of improvements are belng instituted nnd new parson ages bullt. St. Johnsbury and West Fairlee have celebrated centennlals. Threo churches have employed a wo man to serve as pastor's asslstant. Twenty Year Conipurlsou. ' Mr. Comstock has just rounded his twentioth year of secretaryshlp and made interestlng comparison. In 1S90 there were 198 churches; 1910, 214; 1890 membershlp, 20,570; 1910, 22,409; absentee membership. 1890, 4,225; 1910, 5,802, familles, 1890, 14,207; 1910, 18,375; Sunday school membership, 1S90, 21,983; 1910, 19, 012; valuation of church property: 1890, $1,525,500; 1910, $2,089,675. Only four pastors retain the pulpits held twenty years ago. (Jrceiinps From Other Folds. Grcetings were presented from oth er denominations. Rov. W. A. David son ot Burlington could not be pres ent and Rev. L. .T. Bamburg of the local Baptlst church acted as his re presentatlve, extendlng cordial grcet ings to the visltors. The Free Bap tlsts were represented by Rev. F. B. Parker of Waterbury Center and the Unitarlans by Rev. Dr. J. Edward Wright of thls city. Rov. G, W. Ilunt of St Albans who was to have extended grcetings from the Methodlst church was very 111 and greetings wlll be sent by Rev. W. S. Smithers of this city. Each of the speakers emphaslzed the co-opera-tion and brotherllness that is eviden- ccd by all denominations in the com mon causo of Christ. The End of tho Coniinaiuliiicnt. At 4 o'clock worshlp was held, W. A. Brlggs at the organ nnd H. D. Hop- klns sang "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." Rev. C. II, Schnelder read the lesson and offered prayer and the Rev. W. Parkyn Jackson of St. Albans ren dored a splendld sermon on "Tho End of the Commandment," taklng his text from Corinthlnns, "Follow After Love." Tho spirlt of Ilfo to Paul was tho Bplrlt of love. Paul was the ap ostlo of love. If a man havo all faith and no love, it shall avail hlm noth ing. If a man have all tho church bolds dear and has not love, it pro flteth hlm nothing. Lovo casts out doubt, fear, dlscontent, vanlty, sus plclon. These fret and trouble llfe, Lovo ls the end of the commandment June r Annual June Sale o! Muslin Underwear, Waists, White Dresses and Corsets Continues All This Week We have been preparing for this important Sale for months and are positive that the values we olfer are the best that can be found. Below we list a few of them, Night Robes G dozen Robes made of good cotton, vory prettily trimmed ith hamburg or lace insertion; five different styles in the lot. Regular value $75c to 85c. Sale Prico 49c Ono lot of Robes, 1.00 quallty, ex ccllent cotton 85c Trimmed Robes, $1.25 value, Spec iril at 98c Splendld values in Robes at 1.C0, $1.98 and up. Drawers One lot of Drawers of p,ood quality cotton hamburg trimmed ruffle, 23c pr Special values in plain or trimmed Drawers at 50c pr v Combinations A vory handsome llne just recelved lncludlng Cover and Drawers or Cov cr and Sklrt. Special values. Corset Covers Special lot of Covers with lace trlmming around neck. Regular val ue 19c. Sale Price .-.12 l-2c 10 dozen Covers very handsomely trimmed and made of good cotton. Regular 39c value. Sale Price 25c Machine Made Dresses of White Lawn, hamburg or lace trim ia2d. Special for this &ale S2-49 Dont miss this and abides into elernity. Rev. Mr. Jackson's address was eioquent. , Comniunion Service. The sacrament of the Lord's sup - per was then obfcerved, Rev. E. P. Stone and Rev. H. li. Ballou being as sisted by Deacons E. G. Colburn, Montpelier; Adams of Post Mills; S. M. Jewett of Weybridge and J. Mur ray Wright of Colchester. At 7 o'clock last evening a pro gram of sacred music was rendered by the orchestra. Howard Haylett leading, and at 7:30, Hon. J. A. De Boer was introduced by President Buckham aoil delivered the address of welcome comlng to the convention from that of his own church to which he was a lay delegate. ln a graceful manner Mr. DeBoer welcomed the convention to the city and the church and referred to his great interest in the work of the Congregational church and his early connectlon with that denomination", when he attended a mlssion school as a newsboy on the streets of Albany. Mr. DeBoer paid a high tribute to Mr. Buckham. "As long as we hold faith as simply the stronghold of the Congregationallsts, we will not fail to have the doctrine of the Christ elevated and advanced. May lt be tho desire of all to extend tho good fellowship and the well-be-ing of mankind." President Buckham responded fe licitiously, paying a roturn tribute to Mr. DeBoer. Tho speaker took occa sion also to refer to the "Ideal Ver mont Pastorate" of Dr. Lord, a one time pastor of, Bethany." A life of Chrlstian service nnd a Christlan .character ls the greatest possibllity of man," he said. Dr. Atkinx' Address. The sl.eaker of the evoning wns tho Rev. G. Glenn Atkins, D. D., of Providonce, R. I., formorly of Burl ington, Vt., and Greenfield, Mass., who spoko on the subject "The Affir matlons of an Age of Doubt." Dr. At kins delivered an eioquent address, brlmmlng with optimism nnd clear founded loglc nnd many took occa slon to meet him at the close of the evcning sesslon. Dr. Atkins sald in part: "It is with great joy that I have come to Bhare in a slnglo sesslon of your convention. 13y far the most preelous years of my llfe havo been paesed ln Vermont churches. Presi dent Buckham spoke rightly when ho sald that I left half my heart be hind mo when I lelt Vermont. "We are beglnning to see clearly in tho compllcntlons and questlon ings of the times thnt certaln thlngB are emerglng. We nre almost done with the word 'oebobUc.' Our vo cabulnry ls changlng and a change ln vocabulary bears testlmony to a White Skirts A blg value in White Skirts with wide hamburg fiounce. Value $1.50,. at 9Se Also splendld values In hlgher prl ced Skirts. Novelties Just opened thls week some new novelties in Muslin Underwear. Itobcs, Skirts, Drawers nnd Covers of Crepo Itatlste. Also some dalnty embroldered Underwear. Waists Blg assortment of $1.50 Waists at.. 98c Special Waist values at $1.08 and YEItY SPECIAL 5 dozen Jap Silk Waists very hand somely trimmed with lace insertion. Value $3.00. Sale Price ....$1.98 Corsets Iatest model made ot fine batiste. hosc supporters front and side. A regu lar $1.00 Corset. Special for our White Sale 75c pr. White Silk Gloves Elbow Length, 59c pr. The greatest Glove value ever i-.ffer-ed in this city. Heavy weight Hilk Glove with double tip fingers, elbow length, at only 59c pr- White Sale for it means change in the manner o thought it - self. "There are many kinds of doubt. 1 There is superficlal doubt, the doubt of the boy Who doesn't know better, of the man who has not found him self, of the man who has not digested the truth. There Is nnother a shad-. owy doubt, such as followed Matthew Arnold, unhappy in the experlence of those who entertain it. Much is changlng. Much has been overturn ed. The larger aspects of our tlme have been positive. Out of the stress of great interior forces new contiu ents are being born. What are the things which are emerglng? "The first affirmation of an age of doubt is tho necessity of faith. Faith has not been put out of the reason ablo thinking men. Many things have changed. Profounder adjust- ments have been necessary, but faith is supreme as ever before. It has been attacked on all sides There have been those who said we we had no right to ralth. Knowledge was thu -only reasonable realm nnd any affirmation outslde of that which we knew was wenkness and not strength. "They were going to deny our In- heritance in the unseen and eternal We cannot live wlthout faith. We cannot answer questlons with the thngs we know and feel by the mach- inery of reason. 'I belleve,' said Bernard, 'because I know.' You must believe something before you know anything. If you refuse to take a Btep before you havo ascertained whether that upon which you nre about to step will bear your weight, you will stand still forever, werever you happen to be. Faith is coming back to possess the shores, shores which nre extendlng to a breadt'h they never had before. Our little Is Iands of ceitalnty is surrounded by a sra of mystery, but it ls no lonely sea but the sea of tne truth of God. "The second affirmation ls tho su premacy of rlglrteousness. Right eousness is as supremo as ever. The profoundest distinctlon istho distinc tlon between good nnd bnd. When you go as deep into things that you can go no. deeper you flnd the roots of righteousness. v "Tho third affirmation is what has been called 'tho cosmlc roots of self Bacriflce.' Men tell us that unself ishness doesn't pay nnd thnt the strongest conquer; thnt there is no place for a mother's lovo nnd tho Cross of Christ nnd there ls no place for tenderuess and nentlnient and ev erythlng becomes hard. But we are beglnning not to bellovo In thls for mula of incarnato selflshneBB. This ls not all a battlo for self but a battlo for Bomeono else besides. For the Bake of the nowborn and the unborn, for that which ls holy and Bacrlflcial, .v, 1 g wi MaMniwateaaiiiaiR Sale a big saving to you. l for truth and purlty and goodncss, ImenTiave dared to die. The Kreatest weapons are not of roce but of xi more subtle power. "Other affirmations of the age of doubt are the supreniacy of spirit and the yltimaj,e reality of persoiiaJ ity. There are men who say there is nothing real but personality, no ere- ation save the thought of men. lt we live in a world shot through and through. with love, are we not living in a world upborne by inlinltc love and care? God has come back to us, or, rather, we are coming bacfc to God. Evon the silences are hopeful with Hls presence." Prayer and beneillction were otTer ed by Rev. John Barnet! of Barre. WELLS RIVER TLME TABLK Railroad'x Aeiv Schnilnlo Goes Into TJiTect Juin' L'O and Contulns .Sercral ('hanges. The summer time table, w-hlch gocs lnto effect Monday morning. at 12:01 has been issued by the Montpelier nrta Wells River road and conrains strne radical changes in time, so that those who travel this road would do well to become famlliar with the new time before Monday. Owing to the fact that the Boston and Malno ndopts earlicr tlme for most of its trains tho Wells River road trains wlll lenve anO ar rive at the local station enrlier thaii at present. The train now leavng here ror Wtlls Rlver at S o'clock wlll lenve at 7:45. The train now leaviug at 1:10 is unchanged. The niixeil will leave nt 3:30 instead of 4:10. The trains arrivlng hfrc . '11 puli in at 9:50; 11:15 and 5:22, bM - t eav ller in each case. The trains for Barre wlll U.: o at 6:30'; 9:30; 11:20; 2:00; 3:!'. nnd. 5:05, belng enrlier in most ca es There will bo no White Mountaj'n train this year, but an exira car has been placed on the gnlxed train to uo comniodato the trafl'ic generaly liamll ed on that train and for tho cnnipers who frequent Groton and Niggerhead over Sunday. W. It. C. COXVEXT10N. Delcgatos Will Gntlicr In TIiIh Cliy i ;uirsl;r nnfl Frlday. The 2U.li anpinl convention of De- partment ot Aermont, Womon's Re lief Coriu will open in tho Cliurtfa of the Muuslah Ihursday or xMa week nnd continuo ihrough FHilay. Every effort Is belng uindb by tho cal corps to entertaiiv nnd' make thiugs pleasant for tho viBitlng dele gates. 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