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When J on want unythlnrf, advertise In tho
pew upeclal rolumii of this paper. Home
baruuliis nro nrforod there this week which
it will pity you to read about. Pee pace two.
This paper has InunS than D3.000 rondor
every wcok and one cent u word will reach
thorn nil.
Word from Congressman Frank L.
Qroeno -to tho editor of the FREE PRESS
announces the safe arrival of his party' at
Brost, where they Inspected the great de
barkation camp. They received a hearty
roceptlon by General Pershing, who sub
mitted nn Interesting schedule, for seo
rotary of War Baker and tho eongTess
men, The program Includes a visit to the
American army of occupation under Gen
eral Dlckman at Coblons nnd to the mtn
tnry unlvonilty under Col. Ira L. Heaves
ut Boiiuno. Tho party Is making Ita tour
by special train. Tho Information which
rongrcssmnn Orecno will thus geoure will
bo of benefit to him in his work on the
linupu cammltteo on military affairs In
tho coming cession of Congress.
In tlio krent Victory Liberty Loan drive
Uui Grron Mountain State has won new
glory. It not only exceeded its quota in
tho number of bonds taken but It leads
tho Union In tho proportion of towns that
went "over tlio top" by taking far more
bonds than wero neslgned to them. Out
of 217 cities and towns in tho Stato no less
than 131, or more than half, exceeded
their quotas, many of them performing
this feat In a drlvo of a single day. The
example ot Colchester desorves special
mention because Chairman E. B. "Wright
of that town, owing to the bad condition
of somo of tlio roads, visited many homes
on foot, but under his leadership the
Own oxeceded Its quota, State Chairman
K. 15. Morse of Rutland and Chairman
Warren 11. Austin, who had charge of the
work In rhltlendon county aro to be con
gratulated upon the splendid results
Tho renders of tho Freo Press have
wen In thesn columns the announcement
of tho postponement of the trial in the
Washington county court of the oases
ngilnst former Governor Horace F. Gra
ham and former State Purchasing Agent
Hewry T. Hnnley. As the administration
of Hornco Grnham recedes into the past
iiml takes Its place in the list of notablo
administrations of which our common
wealth haa boasted, it is Impossible for
ono to consider It without being Impress
ed anew with tho pathetic features of
this wholo situation. This Is particularly
Iho caao when one compares the Graham
administration with other recent admln
I tratlons. It so commended itsolf to the
pernio of the Stato as a whole that there
Is a marked degree of sympathy for Gra
ham even now, although we all realize
that Justice must take its due course,
despite tho fact that a high station may
bo Involved. In this connection the Rut
land News says:
"It rcrfialns to be seen how tho post
ponement until September of the crim
inal cases against former Governor Hor
aco F, Graham and former Purchasing
Agent Dowcy T. Ilanley will be received
by tho public at large. There cannot fail
to be regret at .dllatorlness in bringing
these cases Involving the Integrity and
good nnmo of Vermont to; a speedy ls
suo. Thoro may bo good and sufficient
reason for the Inability of the attorney
goneral to try these cases as scheduled.
But ho has authority under State law to
employ assistance, and It seems perfect
ly natural that ex-Attorney-General H.
O. Barber, who Is thoroughly familiar
with tho cases by reason of his Investi
gations, would bo natural prosecuting of
ficer. The- people will be Impatient doubt
less at tlio r.ctlon that has been taken.
If the repo-i from Montpeller of the post
ponements Js trustworthy."
It will be recalled that thero was fric
tion between tho old attorney-general and
the now previous to the election In con
nection with the assignment of State's
Attorney Allen Martin, of Chittenden
county, to tho handling of certain mat
ters In Bennington county, This fact may
explain the Innblllty of representatives
ot tho Stato to get together. Thero havo
also' beon marked evidences of sympathy
jn tho part of men In high place with tho
retired oxocutlvo. Whether It will be
necessary to take this case outaldo of
tho State In order to get a fair trial of
the case by Jury rcmalnB to be seen.
Even tho colleges nnd universities are
beginning to reflect tho Influence ot tho
lilfeh cost of living. Somo time ago Dart
mouth and tho Massachusetts Institute
of Technology found It necessary to so
euro larger fees for tuition nnd now Yale
Vnlvorslty announces nn enrly increase
In its tuition fees. Thnt corporation haB
voted to levy on all students onterlng next
fall and thereafter a chargo of J210 a yoar.
This represents an Increase of $10 In tho
Rheinid Sclontlflc school and of $80 In the
rollegn Itself, It Is specifically stated,
howovcr, that every effort will be made to
prevent any great hardship being Inflicted
on poor and deserving students. Scholar
ship aid will bo extended and the univer
sity will co-operate with the bureau of
appointments to provide larger opportun
ities for self-support to those who need nt.
Another important decision of the Yolo
corporation has to do with faculty sala
ries. In tho futuro no man with tho title
of professor will recelvo lees than W.000 a
year. There, (a no Intention of slighting
tho men already paid more than 4,000, but
action on their cases will not bo taken
until It is undertcrmlned Just what their
duties' aro under tho schemo of university
reorganization soon to go Into effect.
Tho pcoplo of Burlington and of Ver
mont in genoral recall tho predicament In
which tho University of Vermont was
left, when tho war department suddenly
announced tho discontinuance of tho war
training started last Benson. Most of our
Institutions of learning have war-legacies
in tho shape of heavy deficits and there
aro only scant prospects that the Immodl-
nto futuro has in store any great finan
cial relief. Because there havo been so
many other calms upon men of means,
gifts to colleges have been neither as fre
quent nor ns large as In years past. In
other words, endowment funds as a rule
have stayed virtually stationary while ex
penses havo mounted with leaps and
It follows that if the cost of living in
general has risen, the cost of operating
and maintaining colleges and universities
has also advanced materially. This is aa
true of Vermont as of other States. The
young pcoplo of Vermont are fortunate,
however, owing to the faot that as yet tui
tion In our institutions of higher educa
tion is about where it was before the
war began.
In spite of constant repetition of rea
sons why prices are high in different di
rections, people are still saying among
themselves, the high cost of living must
como down. Even men and women who
have Just struck for higher wages and
helped to boost the cost of living in
some particular direction, are trying to
pull down the wages of others, by In
sisting that the products of tho latter
shall bo sold for less than at present.
Tho world is rapidly learning that so
long as the cost of the actual necessaries
of life ore high wages must be high and
the products of that labor high. When
the farm Is able to make food cheaper,
then we may expect lower cost of living
and not before. We have shown that the
ensuring of a high price of American
wheat by the Wilson administration makes
it ridiculous to look for cheaper bread
this year or the next. Flour, potatoes,
milk and meat are the absolute necessi
ties of life for the different ages of hu
man beings. We have only to look at'lo
cal conditions to realize that meat and
milk cannot be lower owing to the lack
of home supply and the foreign demand.
We in Burlington are paying In the vi
cinity of $4.00 per 100 pounds for cereals.
That means the farmer Is paying corre
sponding sums for grain tor his dairy
and for tho fattening of his beef and pork
and fowls of different kinds. Farmers
are paying from J30 to 135 for hay for
their dairies, where they are short. Yet
the price of dairy cows continues high.
The Malone Telegram shows what con
ditions ore prevailing In northern New
York as follows:
At nearly all of the farm auction
sales which have been held In this vi
cinity during the present month, dairy
cows have sold at remarkably high prices,
In one instance the average on the sala
of a herd of upwards of twenty cows
being over 1160 per head. At another re
cent sale the average was $120. This Is
another Indication of the great Improve
ment In tho quality of dairy stock which
has taken place in Franklin county In
recent years. Cows which produce six
ty pounds of milk per day aro not un
common in the dairies of local farmers
and some cows that have produced nine
ty pounds per day in record testa are to
day owned In Franklin county.
While dairymen are paying from $100 to
$160 for cows, from $3.50 to $4.00 for feed,
from $30 up for hay, and from $40 to $60
n month and board for "hired men," more
than double In most cases the prices of
two years ago even, It is worse than fu
tile to talk about the lower cost of liv
ing. Until you are willing to take less
for your work than you are now receiv
ing it Is almost criminal for you to ask
other wage-earners to come down In
their wages.
(From the Christian Herald)
While the farming regions and the
mines of Alaska attract a population
that for the most part represents real
settlers and not nomads, the fishing
industry, which in 1317 amounted to
more than $St00O,0O0, Is carried on by
transient labor of a very low class. At
the opening of the season droves of men
of the most vicious and abandoned
typo migrate northward.
Because of the transiency of the fish
ing villages and the tremendous dis
tances between all Northern settle
ments, missionaries have to play hide
and Beek with an elusive population.
Much of Its shifting, and much of It,
including the native half-breds who
havo suffered at the hands of the white
man, is skeptical of all offers of service.
The missionary In Alaska can't simply
stake out a claim and camp on It.
He has to be a traveling-salesman sort
of preacher. His traveling equipment
is a dog-team, or, If he is located on a
navlgablo waterway and his mission Is
prosperous, a gasoline launch.
Lame back, rheumatic pains, stiffness
nnd soreness In muscles and joints can
be quickly relieved. Mrs. L. Wavue,
2726 3rd St, Ocean Park, Cal., writes:
"I used to have pains in my right hip.
I could hardly turn In bed. Now I
And I am much better by using Foley
Kidney Pills, Likewise, pains in my
back left. J. W. O'Sulllvan, 30 Church
Htroot. (Adv.)
Secretary of Stato Lansing slipped out
of the council chamber and, went sou
venir hunting in the palace. Luck was
with him, he said, for he found a re
markable piece of antique wallpaper.
Next day a' frantic Japanese stenog
rapher was looking for his shorthand
notes, Harvard Lampoon.
Mrs. John F. Hllllard of Bennington
haB beon notified of tho death of Smith
Hllllard and son-in-law, William But
ton, of Spokane, Wash., of ptomaine
poisoning. Mr. Hllllard wan a former
resident of Bonnlngtnn nnd was born
in Danby. Ho conducted a large real
estate business and was the owner ot
many large wheat ranches.
The Frontier Hotel block at North
Troy was destroyed by flro early Wed
nesday April 23. Somo of tho contents
were saved. Tho building was put up
In 1872 and was owned by the widow of
B. P. Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was acci
dentally burned to death by a gasoline
explosion five years ago.
Jenn Dubuc, tho pitcher, who Joined
the Giants last week, and who was a
twlrler for the Detroit Tigers for six
years, was born In St. Johnsbury. He
broke In as a right-hander with Holy
Cross College In 1006. Tho following
season he was with Notre Dame Unl-
vrslty, whence, In 1008, he went to
Cincinnati to begin his professional
career. Dubuc also has pitched for St.
Michael's College.
Tho Rev. H. C. Hill of Plttsfleld has
been elected conference Sunday school
secretary at the Champlaln Wesleyan
Methodist conference nt Hague, Lake
The University of Vermonts baseball
line-up contains the names of two lads
well known in Barro as Onddard players
of last year, Ralph Smith, a freshman
at the college, and who stnrred nt sec
ond base lost year, and Benjamin Tryon
who caught on tho same team.
The employes at tho offlce of tho St.
Johnsbury Republican recently entor
talned Editor C. T. Walter at a flupper
In observance of his liGth birthday an
niversary. He was presented a birth
day cake and flowers. Mr. Walter Is
a graduate of Bates College, 1885. Tho
Republican was established 35 years
ago and he was its first editor. In
1888 Bates College conferred the do
gree of master of arts upon him. Ho
has always been a prominent republi
can, was a member of tho republican
State committee and secretary of civil
and military affairs under Governor
Mrs. Rosella Hlldre,th Conant quietly
celebrated her 00th birthday anniver
sary last' week In Windsor. She is In
good health and bids fair to round out
a century of life. She Is the only sur
vivor of a group of 15 ladles of tho
UnlversallBt Church In Felchvllle who
contributed to the Murray fund In 1860.
Mr. and Mrs. Solon T. Mower of Wind
sor were 50 years wed on April 14.
Capt. E. W. Gibson Is a candidate for
the board of Brattleboro vlllngo com
missioners. The Barre city council has refused to
permit two Mormon missionaries to hold
street meetings.
Eight short trout proved expensive for
Ira H. Mather of Brattleboro, who was
fined $50 nnd costs.
An effort Is being made to Induce a
New York shirt waist manufacturer to
locate a factory in Bellows Falls.
Rutland school teachers aro to have
salary advance, so a speclnl meet
ing of the school board has decided.
Miss Susan B. Swanton, who came
from Boston to tako care of ten fnrm-
crettes nt tho Scott farm, followed by
differences with tho girls, who left, has
oompleted her term of servlco there.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Howland havo
returned to Bethel from llorlda, hav
ing made the Journey by motor in 10
The theatre in Barre's City Hall, dark
for some time, may be re-opened as a
former lessee, John E. Hoban, has mndo
The Rev. E. D. Cornell has resigned
the pastorate of tho Putney Baptist
Church and has accepted a call to tho
Baptist Church at West Brattleboro.
(From the IndlanapollB News)
While hostilities were, In progress most
of the American fighting men ate such
food as they could get, and wero glad of
the chance. That was especially true If
they were In tho battle zones. When
near enough to canteens or huts they
could purchase chocolate and hard candy.
but the supply was limited. Since the
armistice was signed the wnr department
scemB determined that every soldier re
maining overseas shall have enough
candy and perhaps somo extra to make
up for lost time.
Up to the time the armistice was signed
7,615,695 pounds of candy had been ship
ped abroad. Since then the war dcpai t
ment has placed orders for 2I,0(iO,O0A
pounds "of the best candy made," and
12,000,000 pounds of that order already has
been shipped. The greatest increase in
candy shipments comes ns tho result of
the introduction of a candy ration. This
gives every man one-half pound of candy
every 10 days. Thus 3,493,000 pounds of
candy waij required to take care ot tho
first allotment. Mrs. Gertrudo Athnrton,
the writer protested against sending clinw
Ing gum to France lest tho French people
adopt the American habit, but tho war
department sent .3,500,000 packages of gum
as this month's ovcifceas shipment. Gum
seems 'to be in greater demand during
cold weather than In warm. Summer
shipments only average about 1,500,000
packages monthly. Tho Increase in
candy shipments should bring about a
lessening of the demand for gum.
(From the Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Geneva, the city chosen to bo- tho
RAnt nf Ihn Twtiirrlln nt Mntlnim lu n
French city In all but nnmo. The can-
ton of Geneva Is almoBt surrounded J Every kind of a troo and shrub that will
by French territory. The Geneveso niojgrow In the semi-tropical land Is to be
of French blood and speak tho French I planted that nroner close-up atmosphere
language. During tho great war tholr
sympathies wero overwnolmlngly
with France and Franco' allies.
It Is fitting that a 'neutral nation
hn. heen riven tho honor of l.eh.T
hOBt to tho govornlng bodies of tho
League of Nations. It Is also fitting
that a city has been selected Which
haa manifested nn ardent sympathy
with the cause of democraoy. Brussels
was passed over because Belgium was
not neutral. Tho Hague was not
chosen because of the divided sym
pathies of the Dutch people. Geneva
la an ideal selection and the fact that
It Is one of the most beautiful of cities
only serves to make more Impressive
the fitness of tho choice,
Following Is a summary of 'the work of tho Vermont Cow Testing associations
for the month of March, prepared for the benefit of the testers and the members of
tho various associations and all others Interested in dairy improvement:
No. of Breed of
No. Cows 40-Ub'. high Lbs. Lbs.
Association. Tested. Cows. Cow. B'tcrfat. of Milk. Owner.
Chittenden, North ....205 11 R. O. E2.0 1038 U. A. Woodbury
Craftsbury 251 12 R. H. C3.4 1C74 L. H. Anderson
Lamoille County 348 0 It. J. 43.0 1022 Willy Bros.
Washington County .. 21 O. H. C3.8 1B87 Carver Bros.
Enosburg 412 22 O. J. 4G.7 732 E. W. Smith & Son
North Whlto River.. 175 7 O.J. 62.4 070 Fred Howland
Addison County 3C8 17 R. A. 57.5 1300 C. L. Jewett
Orwell 328 18 R. S. 67.3 1024 H, Holmes
Lamolllo Valloy 34." 20 O.J. 56.0 1110 F. Phllbrooks
Rutland 521 10 O. G. 65.6 10(8 Vermont Sanitarium
No. of hcrdav.-b. f. No. of Assoc. average
herds lbs lbs. milch lbs. lbs.
Association. tested, milk. b. f. Owner. cows. Breed. milk., b. f
Lamoille Valley 21 832 33.3 J. Lumsden 11 R. II. 541 23.8
Addison County 2.. 620 34.8 E. H. Poet 23 G. J, 662 22.8
Enosburg 25 758 33.6 J. N. Davis 9 R.J. 543 23.5
Washington County..l8 000 34.3 L. Edson 11 R. H. 608 21.8
Lamolllo County 26 651 3tB L. H. Noyes -10 Gd. 531 22.2
Craftsbury 18 715 33.2 C. H. Smith 17 R. J. 635 25.4
Orwoll 27 1274 41.9 H. Holmes 5 R. H. 628 25.1
Rutland 19 713 37.3 O. Griggs 11 R. J. 634 23.2
Will have one more herd in April.
The testers In tho various associations
are cooperating In an excellent man
ner with this department. Eight of tho
twelve testers sent In complete reports
of each herd In their respective associa
tions for March. This makes It possible
to ascertain tho highest herd average
in each association as well as tho as
sociation having tho highest average
butterfat production. Comparisons of
this sort as shown above are very val
uable In many respects. Observation
will show that six of the eight best pro
ducing herds In tho cow testing asso
ciations aro cither all or part purebred.
This ought to set some of us thinking.
Tho number of purebred bulls In tho as
sociation is so small factor in production
as will bo shown later. Look these
tables over and compare them with your
herd for last month. It may bo worth
your time.
During tho past month tho Northern
White River Association began operation.
Thirty dairymen owning about 435 cows
In tho locality of Barnard, Bethel and
Rochester, compose tho association. Law
rence E. Hardy, who has recently been
discharged from service, has been en
gaged aa official tester. Mr. Hardy was
formerly tester in the St. Johnsbury as
sociation and his ability Bhould bo very
valuable to the members.
With the passage of House Bill 76 by
the legislature on March 12 and signed
by the governor on March 25, a thorough
ly efficient measure to cradlcato bovine
tuberculosis from cattle was put Into ef
fect. Heretofore, cattle owners could receive
indemnity from the stato for reacting
cattle when slaughtered, after private
tost, but were not under obligation to
Bubmtt tho remainder of their herd for
the tuberculin test. Under such a law
the state treasury last year paid out over
(By a Whlto River Junction Landmark
That It is said there are some artists
who can make as much as a houso i
painter. I
That the people who don't drlvo auto
mobiles can still get kicked to death
while milking tho cow.
That President Wilson is wearing a
plug hat in Paris. If he does that on
this side he'll get taken for a circus
That it Is almost impossible to hire any
work done about tho place, but it you
want any jobs bossed you can get all
the help you want.
That some people deny that they
never show any public spirit, as they
run to all the fires and point out tho
mistakes that the firemen make.
That during tho war the soldiers learn
ed to dig In, and already the neighbors
chickens show they have mastered this
element In military science.
That the net result of the investiga
tions of tho last Congress was that tho
next Congress should take up these
questions and do something about them.
That these highbrows that favor tho
Bolshevist movement should move to
Russia where the Intellectuals are not
fed until all other classes have had what
they want.
That Judging from tho way they run
down pedestrians some motorists seem
to regard them as good road-making
material when properly crushed and
rolled down.
That after complaining because of the
indlclslon the government showed In the
war many people put oft the Liberty
Loan solicitor three or four times before
they can decide to take a $50 bond.
That the four-hours-a-dny workers will
probably go home and claim they are
oppressed by tho boss who works eight
hours at the offlce and spends eight
hours more plnnnlng how to keep the
business going.
That clothing Is so ecarco In the Bal
kans that many peoplo put on as outside
CarmentB the pajamas sent from this
country. That may throw light on tho
reason why nctressos In this country
aro so fond of wearing 'em.
Mrs. Sidney Drew Is to go right ahead
making comedy films. She Is looking for
good stories
Mary Plckford and Bessie Barrlscale
have Jlnin' offices In the administration
building nt Brunton studios. They are
both blondes, but they get along Just
Having completed "Wolves of the
Night," William Farnum has begun tho
second of tho series of do luxo produc
tions which ho Is to make in California
This is "Tho Lono Star Ranger," from
ono of tho best known of Znne Orey'B
Fifteen new varieties of trees were
planted this week at tho now ThomaB
' H. Ince studio In Culver City, Callfo?nla.
J may bo secured to fit Into nny locality of
the United States.
J ,.., ..... .-. iii i.ps
Mario HolBlor, Frooport, HI-, writes:
,inl more or less of a cough for 10
years nnd 1 havo taken quite a numbor
of medicines. Nono of them tnkes hold
and helps Uko Foley's Honey and Tar,"
Th(a old, reliable cough syrup prompt
ly helps coughs, colds, croup and
whooping cough. Contains no opiates.
J. W. OSulllvan, 30 Church street.
Peter Rodger, a veteran of the Civil
Wnr, Is dead at Danvlllo.
$20,000.00 to owners of tuberculosis affect
ed animals. When tho test was conduct
ed by an employe of tho State and fed
eral departments of agriculture, acting
Jointly, a -signed agreement was entered
Into with tho owner for tho observance
of certain uniform methods and rules
for tuberculosis-free accredited herdB.
Under this system, a small number of
entire herds wero placed on tho "tuber-culosls-frce
accredited list."
The new measure provides In part that
payment for reacting cattle will bo made,
"provided the owner of the reacting cat
tle and the owner or owners from whom
such cattlo have within ninety days been
bought, has tested his entire herd or
herds within one year In accordance
with the regulations prescribed by said
commissioner under section five hundred,
or provided tho owner or owners of such
herd or herds from whom the cattle
were bought shall agrco to test such
entire herd or herds under said regula
tions, in which case the claim shall not
be paid until such entire herd or herds
have been tested."
This provision makes It clear that erad
ication of tuberculosis is the main aim
rather than insurance to thoso who
formerly tested part of their herd only
when required to do so when they wished
to ship cattle out of the state. Since
tuberculosis can bo transmitted to chil
dren by feeding them unpasteurized milk
from tubercular animals, we should safe
guard our public health and submit our
animals for a test, especially since an
Indemnity la paid to the owner If the ani
mal proves Infected.
There are now 16 "accredited herds"
(passed 2 annual or 3 semi-annual tests
without reactors) In Vermont and 133
herds have passed one clean test. Thero
are 348 herds now under supervision, 216
of which are purebred. With this foun
dation and a constructive law In force,
Vermont bids well to become a center
of clean herds. Owners desiring to havo
their herds tested should communicate
with this department.
Agent in Dairying.
Shoe merchants can't bo expected to
start any very belligerent warfare
against tho Increased cost of riding
on street cars. Nashville Banner.
Three per cent, beer is forbidden in
Massachusetts, but 4 per cent. Illiter
acy still gets by. Springfield Re
A queer world this. In which a
Kaiser can saw wood and live In
peace, while tho world he set afiro
blazes merrily on. Bridgeport Post.
If two-thirds of tho representatives
of the French people support tho
premier, It is a pretty good proof that
he represents France. New York
They've decided on forcible feeding
for Russia, Newark News.
The Rhino problem Is reported to
have been settled to the satisfaction
of the French. Then it is not Bottled
to the satisfaction of tlio Germans.
St. Louts Republic.
A "one-way" telophono system is to
bo established In Chicago City Hall
to balk flirtations. St. Paul Pioneer
Might have been better if Mr. Wil
son had stuck to his lucky number
and mndo It 13 points. New York
Evening Telogram.
There are all sorts of men passing
up opportunity because what they aro
looking for Is a cinch. Detroit Free
"Meat profiteers to be punished'
Headline. Bully, but when? New Or
leans Times-Picayune.
The soldiers who are almost par
alyzed on their return at the prices
of f6od, clothing, rents, etc, will rcal
izo that wo, too, at home have been
victims of war. Waterbury American.
(From tho Electric Experimenter Maga
zine) A man weighing 150 pounds wilt contain
approximately 3,500 cubic feet of gas,
oxygen, hydrogcA nnd nitrogen in his
constitution, which at eighty cents per
thousand cubic feet would bo worth J2.80
for Illuminating purposes. He also con
tains all the necessary fats to make a
15-pound candle, and thus, together with
his 3,500 cubic feet ot gases, he possesses
considerable Illuminating possibilities.
His system contains 22 pounds and ten
ounces ot carbon, or enough to make
7S0 dozen, or 9,300 lead pencils. There are
about fifty grains of Iron In his blood nnd
tho rest of tho body would supply enough
of this metal to make ono spike large
enough to hold his weight. A healthy
man contnlns 54 ounces of phosphorus.
This deadly poison would make 800,000
matches, or enough poison to kill five
hundred persons. This, with two ounces
of lime, mnko the stiff bones and brains.
No difference how sour a man looks, he
contains about 60 lumps of sugarof the or
dinary cubical dimensions and to make the
seasoning complete, there aro 20 spoon
fuls of salt. If a man wero distilled into
water, he would make About 38 quarts, or
more than half his entlro weight. He
also contains a great deal of starch,
chlorid of potash, magnesium, sulfur,
and hydrochloric add In his wonderful
human system.
Break the shells of 1,000 eggs Into a
huge pan or .basin, and you have the con
tents to make a man from his toe-nails
to the most delicate tissues of his brain.
And this Is the sclentlflo answer to tho
question, "What Is Man?"
Thirty thousand depositors
trust it with their savings
Its million and a half of surplus
all invested in United States Bonds,
its careful yet progressive policy,
its seventy years of stability,
entirely justify that confidence.
Sure! We'll
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If it is subscribe to the Fifth Liberty Loan
will receive your subscription
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Homer E. Wright. W. E. McBrldo.
Your part: Open an account with us now for any amount
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C. W. Brownell, Pres. C. S. Brownell, Treas. E. B. Taft,
"War brought out one salient trait of
tho American people," said Senator Lodge
the other day. "It Is adaptability. I do
not supposo you could have found any
where else In the world a body of men so
unversed In war as the average American.
A great many, In fact the majority, were
as green as young Gidloy. Gldlcy was a
raw recruit Just enrolled In a crack
cavalry regiment and paying his first visit
to a riding-school. 'Here's your horse,'
said the Instructor, and Gldley advanced
gingerly nnd took hold of the bridle. Then
ho examined his mount minutely and,
pointing to tho saddle-girth, asked:
'What's It got that strap around Its waist
for?' 'Well,' answered the Instructor,
without cracking a smile, 'all our horses
havo a serwe of humor. They Uko to
laugh, and sometimes, when thero are re
cruits around, wo havo to put on those
straps to keep 'cm from bustin' their
sides.' "Los Angeles Times.
A zealous excise- officer was sent to
Ireland to try to locate several "moon
shine" stills which wero known to exist.
Meeting a native the exlse officer ap
proached Pat, saying: "I'll give you five
shilling, Pat, If you can take mo to a pri
vate still." "Troth, an' I will, sir." was
Pat's reply as ho pocketed the money,
"Como with me." For many weary miles
over mountain, bog and moor they tramp
ed, until they came Into view of a bar
racks. Pointing to a soldier seated on a
step Inside the square, Pat. said: "There
you are, salr, my brother Mike; he's been
a soldier for ten years an' he's a private
stlll."-Londou Tit-Bits.
On the evening before a solar eclipse
tho colonel of a German regiment of In
fantry sent for all the sergeants and
said to them: "Thero will bo an eclipse
of the sun to-morrow. The regiment will
meet on tho parade ground In undress.
I will come and explain tho eclipse be
fore drill. If tho sky Is cloudy the men
win meet In tho drlllshed as usual."
Whereupon tho ranking sorgcant drew up
tho following order of tho day: 'To
morrow morning, by order of tho colonel,
there will be on ocllpso of tho sun. Tho
regiment will assemble on tho parade
ground, where tho colonel will como and
superintend tho eclipse In person. It the
sky Is cloudy the eclipse will take place
In tho drlllshcd."-Llfc.
We're glad you're homo, boyj we
welcome you back to Burlington.
B. J. BOOTH, Preside!
Finish the JOB"
- rres.
ID ilUt U VY I CJ . IV1IV. LI1U 111HL Lllllrl LHil
seph A. Heap in Judge.
Officer (Just back from abroad) "Gladys,
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.... ....... t. juu Ulionv. (Hob ICILCI i
didn't like!" Judge.
n.t-1. -I.,,... a. .
una ciiuiv weamer s nor. nun sees. .
Hie mini ui which io Drag,
Rut wan ever thprn n lirnvr tir.afji
rpL. l . . -i ... i i . , . . ,
On which to float a flag?
Boston Transcript,
"so your daughter Is bashful. Who
does she take after?" "Sho don't taka
Ida Times-Union.
"His wife never seems to enre how lata
ho stays out nights." "If you wero mar
ried to him would you?" Detroit Frea
Editor "Er, Smith, 1 want you to order
iL lull nr sn ni npw ivm . nnn i H
X's. They are starting another war la
Russia." London' Opinion.
Bobby "Aro you tho trained nursa
mother said was coming?" Nurse "Yes,
dear. I'm the trained nurse." "Let s sea
you do some of your tricks." l;ort On
tario Post.
A visiting brother entered a lodge In
the mlddlo of the lecture on the third
uchicu turn ocmd, iimifuii in tk
AnwAn ...... .. 1 I. I .... 1 . I .. w. w. ,n m
of the room. After a while, he began to
fidget. Leaning over to an old brother
nt his side, evidently an old member ot
the lodge, ho whispered:
"How long has ho been lecturing"
"Three or four years, I believe," ths
old brother answered, "I don't know;
must be nearly done." Tho Burr.
JOHN J. rLYIflf, Ylco-Pmlitnt,

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