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THE BURLINGTON FR1PE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1920.
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When you want nnythlng, advertise In the,
special column of this paper, Sen pane two.
Some bargains are offered there, this week
v hlch It will pay you to read about.
Wood alcohol as a beverage Is oven
nioro deadly In Chlcopec, Mass.. than It I
was in Bristol, Vt.
If you must bet, wagor who will bo tried
the sooner, ex-Governor Graham of Ver
mont or the ex-Crown Prince of Ger
many. PRESIDENTIAL STRAWS
One of the significant signs of tho times
in New Englnnd is tho action of the
Massachusetts State republican com
mittee In adopting a Coolidgo resolution.
Tho Bay State committee congratulates
tho country upon "tho opportunity that
will he presented nt tho republican na
tional convention to secure ns chief ex
ecutive the man who can bo counted on
to do for the nation what ho has done
fur Massachusetts Calvin Coolldge."
Tho resolution referred to "tho result
of the November election, by which the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with
overwhelming voice and vote, stood for
law and order and for the governor who
to courageously stood for both, while tho
Another Interesting development is tho
statement Issued by Mark W. Woods of
Lincoln, chairman of a recently
organized Nebraska Pershlng-for-Presl-dent
committee, in which ho said that
"no man has the right to say that Persh
ing will not bo a candidate for president."
The statement was in reply to remarks
.c..iy ""B. "" v-"..
G. Dawes, retired, of Chicago, in which i
the latter was quoted as saying that It
his belief that General Pershing
im ii wiiiimuaiu iui m: ,
"General Dawes did not say that
General Pershing- would not accept the
nomination for president," Mr. Woods
said. "Of course, he Is not a candidate,
but when the republican convention Is
held In Chicago next June, the people of
the United States will demand that he
bo selected for tho next president. The
ptnple will draft him because he is the
best qualified man for the position in tho
General Pershing was welcomed back '
to the University of Nebraska, where he
obtained a law degree and was com
mandant of tho university cadets in the
It was learned thnt General Pershing
hns purshasod tho residence In Lincoln. you are anybody.s w)fo
Neb., where his ten-year-old son, War- You've heard of freestones nil your life;
ren, resides with the General's sisters, If you're Greenmountaln born and bred,
ti- . t. i i , You've took 'cm both to church and bed;
Miss May Pershing, and Mrs. D. M.You.ve ptlu a few on handi n0 (loubt
Butler, and that the General himself A-some with balls and some without;
Intends to make that city his home when-i
ever ho retires from the army.
Wo recall at this time the announce
ment by returned soldiers that they
wished General Pershing might try to
run for the presidency so they would
have an opportunity to get a whack at
him for trying to let certain troops reap
the glory that former National Guard
boys had won. It looks as though
General Pershing would havo a long,
long way to go beforo he overtakes the'one stone a-staved bv cn.ndma's chair.
progress already made by another mili
tary leader General Wood,
A YEAR OF PROGRESS
The year which ended -esterdnv Is
n,....i, . o i . ,
noteworthy a the first one of real peace
enjoyed by the American people since
1910. The ending of the war with
many has been a process so "lingering"
n iu nmnu ii uiliKiili xo realize tnai
moro than a year has elapsed since we
slopped fighting. The tapering off of
war has been obscured for us, moreover,
by the fact that warfare has continued
In different narts of Eurone, nn n fh
very presont tlmo.
During tho year, Just ended, we, as a
people have been dividing' our tlmo large
ly between trying to agree among our
selves us to the terms of our ratification
Df tho treaty of poace and efforts to ad-" strong, unbiased freestone man;
lust ourselves to post-war conditions. I ?.he natlve stone thnt cnn,t 1x5 beat
, , , , I' or parlor stoves or holding heat;
This Is particularly true as regards thoiAllcl whpn you.ro nenr to j.erk,18V,lo
rc-adjustment of values, for all sorts of Some day, Jest ask 'cm. If you will,
commodities as well as for services by
both artisans nnd the professions. Wo
huvo not made peace as fast as some of
us desired, but wo shall all the more ap
preciate peace, and by carefully consid
ering. Its terms be the moie likely to
When we stop to consider the situa
tion In various Europenn countries It is
urn-prising how easily wo aro emerging
from post-war troubles, as compared wlth(
the old world nations. We expocted seri
ous difficulty economic nnd otherwise.
Sonio of our croakers were sure the re
turning soldiers would turn revolutionists
nnd overthrow the government, If not
Utisslanlzo our country.
As n matter-of-fact, however, our re
turning soldiers havo been the very
backbone of Americanism In this trying
period. Tho I. AV. W., or tho Reds, ns
fomo of us prefer to regard them, have
ho morn implacable fon than tho boys
who worn the khaki and especially tho
member lie American Legion. If the
radicals had been moro diplomatic and
had used Insidious propaganda among
tho soldier boys, they might htivo becomo
a serious menace. As tho situation stnnds,
however, this yenr hns seen tho Hods
attempt tu use force against tho members
of fie l.cglon, thereby planting the Peed
of unending Imto. As n consequence,
there nro 4,000,000 American boys rendy
at a motnent's notice to spring to the pro.
tectlon of tho flng under which our vic
tories against the Germans were won.
Thoy constitute u tremendous bulwark
for genuine Anierlcnnlstn, and nil tho
pood things for which It stands. Tho "Ark
of tho Soviet" will be far less likely to
return bYlnglng, Its list of Hods with It,
than It would bo but for our American
boys who wore the khaki.
Wo learned during tho war the supremo
value of sentiment and morale.
Wo arbitrarily divide tlmo Into partic
ular yearH, and when the old year ends
we universally wish our friends a "Hap
py New Year." In point of fact, ovory
tfay marks tho ending of ono year with
us and tho beginning of another year,
But for frequent consultation of the cal- 1
endar and faithful study of tho almanac,
U ...... ,1.1 knit,. .... n tl ,1,A r,A rni
It is convenient fcr us to dlvldo tlmo in-
to penoas in irns way.
Wo havo come to Invest this arbitrary
ondlng of ono year and the opening of
another with tho most tender and mov
ing sentiments. Wo are led by this
closing of tho yoar to talie nn Inventory
of the twelvo months which havo elapsed.
Wo Joke about good resolutions. We over
look tho very Important fact that It is
the deslro to better ourselves, which re
sults In the making of resolutions, that
really counts. Such resolves show that
wo realize our mistakes or weaknesses
or failures, nnd are determined to im
prove upon our past record.
Tho closing of tho old year, in thus
leading us to nn Inventory'of our record
of the preceding twelvo months, brings
us into a condition of mind and heart
where we can best prepare for tho trials
and servlco of the coming year by real
izing with Tennyson:
"That men may rise on stepping stones
Of their dead selves to higher things."
Stale' WiirdM Vnrc Well
To the Editor of the Free Press:
Believing it would bo of Interest to
the people of the State, to know what
was done for the inmates of the Institu
tions on Christmas day, I submit the
STATE'S PRISON AT WINDSOR.
t turn h. d onlo ' ,)reaa
ami ouiier, mince pie, nuts ana canay,
cigars (contributed). i
ST,A HOSPITAL AT WATERBURY ,
Roast chicken and chicken nle. brand
nnd buttor cranberry pauce, pototoc. .
mjuu.-'II cum ttiuiy, iiiint-U int., uanu, j
milk and tea. j
STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL AT 1
Roast pork and dressing, potatoes,
creamed carrots, bread and butter, pick
les, nuts and apples, s
SCHOOL FOR FEEBLE-MINDED AT
Fricassee of chicken, cranberry sauce,
sweet pickles, potatoes and turnips,
pumpkin pie, apples and nuts.
Christmas trees at both schools and
entertainments at the prison and hospi-
The major part of the dietary was pro-
, from tPho labor of tne fnraatJ nt I
tho various Institutions.
JOHN E. WEEKS
Director of State Institutions.
(By Daniel L. Cady)
A little one that fits your hand
And others upright, square or grand.
On nights when freezing winds a-blew
What else would warm a bed 'way
What else Induce the vounircr stock
To go upstairs at seven o'clock!
j The Jumping toothache knew their power
A,nd ,"!ased rlffl't off" Inside an hour;
,Tlc-dolaroo perceived the grace
j freestone heat and quit your face,
?.ur folk" ',ad tlcke "vcrf
For two nf ours, all bound with hrnld!
And one we carried everywhere
It fit right down inside the sleigh
And made your feet a-think 'twas May
That stono and two good buffaloes
A-kept tho chilblains off your toes.
nut now hot water bottles splurge
,A thou(.h they feU ,he cogm'c u
1 And drool their drip along tho path
Ger-J1'011' every sleeping-room to bath
ca?'t.v.Be.t plck nnd ""'l,8' "well
I Without that warmed-up rubber smell:
nn (lnrl Mm mtitreul,.V n ,..ol,
That hasn't seen a bottlo leak.
Another thing about as bad
Is this new-fangled warming pad:
i Who wants a wiro frojn overhead
' A-strlnglng down Insldo his bed?
Who wants n-lald besido his form
A greenish fuse to keen him warm?
Besides, a charged electric wlro
Might mako your
couch your funeral
I So hero I'll end as I beran.
A-wnat about tho freestone trade,
I For that's a-wheie they all wns made.
I) I S 1 1,1.1 t.S IO NM II NT
All the kids on our street aro in on aw
They've got the story all about that
Santa Claus Is bunk.
But mother said that he wns-raal, as
solemn us could be.
And somehow I don't like to feel that
mother's fooling mo.
So last night when dad canio home, I
took him out ono side
And asked him, Just as man to man,
who was It that had lied,
And father talked so serious nnd tried
with nil his might
To mako mo understand how both Ihe
boys and ma wore right.
Ho told me what a Symbol Is, how Santa
and his toys
Mean parents' Christmas love for all
their little girls and boys,
But by and by, alone up stairs, I'm
'frald I shed a tear
For somehow Christmas ain't tho snme
ns Christmas was last year,
BLANCHE F. GILE.
FREE PJlEJjH WANT A UN PAY BEST
' THE STATE
NI4W SYSTIIM AT PH1SON
IS. II. Walker, superintendent of tho
State prison at Windsor, has Installed n
new system of records conforming to
those In use In large penal Institutions
In tho country. When prisoners arrive
now their recordfl will' be more minutely
kept than ever before. The new system
Includes the record of the condition of
health of each Inmate when he -or she
arrives, tho linger prints of all will be I
taken, tho style of hand writing will be
recorded, and the teeth will be exam
ined. Photographs of all also will bo
uken as has been tho practlco for several I
years. The adoption of the linger print j havo until that dllllculty has been te
idcntlflcutlon system will save much moved.
trouble for the prison olllclals throughout Perhaps you did not realize that under
lie country Hlneo roving characters get I ground truvol has a great future. As a
Into other prisons without the olllcers . matter of fact, travel through the earth
knowing their previous records unless . second In Importance only to travel
tho Infallible finger print Is sent else- through tho air. as a futuro means of
where for comparison, It nlso might bo speeding up transportation,
well for the public to understand that1 We have long had tunnels through hills
! T.'-.V"'! lltL " J""'"" ,?.,S0 f '
persons Infected with venereal' dlseaso
in being enforced nnd thnt one woman
Is now nt the prison becnusp she was
so reckless as to deceive her mate. Sev
eral other women who irtfght spread
death and disease becauso of their con
traction of genlto-urlnary disorders aro
now being treated at the prison as thero
seems to bo no other place for these
wayward folks to be assisted Into better
things. QUART 42 YEARS OLD
A quart of maple syrup made In 1S77
has been discovered In the cellnr of
John E. Gale of Guilford. The bottlo
had remained undiscovered n a nook In
tho cellar until brought to light by Mr.
Gale's aunt. There was no sign of scum
or crystallzatlon, nnd while tho taste was
a little stronger than when made by Mr.
Gale, the syrup was pnlatablo and stilt
ablo to be made Intrt Christmas candy.
FORMER VERMONT EDITOR
Walter E. Hubbard, formerly editor of
tho Vermont Phoenix at Brattloboro and
l iter president of the Brattloboro Publish
ing company, has bought the Beverly,
Mass., Evening Times. The paper was
established as a weekly In 18S2 and
changed to a dally In 1S03. 0
A caae to be tried soon In Caledonia
county court Is that of the town of
Newark against Elden W. Gray, In which
the town seeks to recover an alleged
shortage of $7,200 In the account of tho
defendant as treasurer of tho town w'hon
his books were turned over to his suc
cessor. FORGED SHERIFF'S NAME.
Lyman Frary, a soldier at Fort Ethan
Allen, was beforo Judgo Dickens at Mld
dlebury last week charged with forging
t the name of High Sheriff George S. Farr
ot Bristol to a check. He was bound over
to county court, convening January 19.
KrnrVi who recently ,lved , Brlstol, wa3
n .. -....( i .u A i
whcn h wnH ejected becau.e of Wb con-
,lnr hv Sheriff Kpp Tn n "snlrlt nf r
Venge, It Is believed, he Is alleged to havo
forged tho sheriffs name.
NEW DISTRICT Nl'RSE AT BARRE.
Barre Is to have a newj district nurse in
tho person of Miss Mary McCarthy, suc
ceeding Miss Gwendolyn Pitkin. Tho
work Is carried on under the auspices of
the Barre Woman's club.
STRUCK BY FLYING BOARD.
Don Keves. emnloved at the Archie
nnttnn mill In Barre. was so hndlv In-
jure( tilat n) had to be operated on when
struck In the pit of the stomach by a
fi..i i,mi i. .,.,. . i,n,ira i.efnrn it
"'"5 J"a"T rt" hfiTv. hurt?
CLAIMS WARDEN SHOT BEAR.
County Fish and Game Warden Erwln j
H. Metcalf has bce arrested in a civil 1
suit brought by Mason Jones,- veteran 1
bear trapper of Jamaica seeking damages
of J70. Jones alleges that Metcalf shot a C!irry " iPSis- an1 nieantlmo It Is nr
black bear which was caught In ono of ranging with Yale University to begin
the plaintiff's traps and parried off not
only the bear, but the trap, chain and
drag. Metcalf alleges he shot the bear
to end Its misery.
WILL DIE OF BURNS.
Gertrude White, eldest daughter nf Mrs.
Minnie White of South Ryegate, was ter
ribly burned the other day when her
clothing caught flro from a stove. Llt
tlo hope 13 entertained of her recovery.
INSURE THEIR EMPLOYES.
Each of the employes of , Barclay
Brothers, granite men, of Barre was
presented a Christmas gift of a life In
surance policy, amounts ranging from
$2dfi to $2.000.vThe firm employes 100 men,
one of whom has been with tho company
2S years, others 15 to 20 years.
PLAN NEW CLUB HOUSE.
Tho Rutland council, Knights of Co
lumbus, Is said to ba planning a new
club-house. Two years ago the council
planned to erect a club-house, but tho
war postponed the project.
CITY GETS REBATE
Barre city finances received a- lift In
tho way or a rennto recently mat seem-
ed almost llko a Christmas gift. After'
checking up tho street light, which tho
city Is supposed to be receiving light from
11 was luuilil Mini uiki Hhui m-niK jtm
for was not In existence, while others
were of lesser slzo than were charged.
Adjustment with tho Montpeller Light &
Power company netted the city $861.
EPIDEMIC OF HOUSE-BREAKING
House-breaking Is again reported in
Barre. The past week two breaks havo
been attempted. In one Instance It wns
tho third break In a year while at thn
other residence n large police' dog fright
ened the murauders before they bud gain
TEACHERS TO INVESTIGATE
The Vermont Stnte Teachers' associa
tion Is making an Investigation of wularles,
teaching conditions and living conditions
of teachers throughout the State. The
committee in charge of tho Investigation
Is: Slipt, W. C. McOlnnls, chairman, Bel
lows Falls; John U, Whlttler, Statu In
spector of t-lementnry schools, Burling
ton; Lyman Hunt, prhielpul, Spnuldlng
hjgh school, Barre; Miss Eliza Allen, ill
rector of Uie teacher training class, Lyn
donvllle; Mies S.idle Winchester, gram
mar school teacher, Bruttleboro.
MUST NOT SHIMMY
Tho vlllngoy trustees of Bellows Falls
huve decided that the ixillce of the vll
lugo must keep u moro coreful surveil
lance of dance hulls nnd stop all objec
tlonubln dances, Including tho popular
shimmy, face to face dances, and all
NEARLY A CENTENARIAN
Mrs. John Gnffany, tho oldest resident
of Custloton, lf dead nt tho ago of !)7
years. She had lived In Cnstleton for 38
years. She leaves throe sons.
Store news means much or llttlo to you,
depending on your Interest In-your buy
TRAVEL THROUGH THE EARTH
Engineers Call Halt in Man's
Desire to Burrow Underground
('mi lllllld Hip Tunnels lint Piimiot
(Jlinrnitlec Tlml They Will He Sllfe
for Automobile I'se llccnunp
of Curium .Monollile lins
(By Frederic ,T. Tlnskln)
Underground travel has met with a
serious dllllculty, nnd It cannot nchlovo
",0 Krenl lvelopment which It should
,"",,r rlvrrs- nml t,l"sc unno" ""
gradually become longer and longer with
the development of engineering. At
present tunnels nre projected which
would have been considered Impossible
not many years ago. Tho States' of New
York and New Jersey aro getting ready
to connect themselves by a tunnel eight
thousand feet long under the Hudson
liver. Pittsburgh has mado all plans for
boring a hole nearly six thousand feet
long through one of the mountains which
mako travel laborious In that city. Many
similar projects exist In this country and
Europe. In Chicago they aro planning
to havo tunnels under some of tho busl
est streets, so that the heavier trafllo
will travel underground while tho light
hehlclos havo the surface. Tho giowlh
of motor-truck traffic will almost cer
tainly mako such two-story streets a
necessity In nil large cities. In a word,
tho tendency Is fur trnfllr to burrow un
derground as well as to fly In the air.
But now all those projrets whereby
tnnn proposes to rival the mole as well
as the bird have been held up. Tho en
gineers, after a llttlo figuring, havo
reached tho realization thnt, whilo thoy
can build tunnels over a mllo In length,
they cannot guarantee that modern traf
fic can uso them with safety. If a long
firing of automobiles enters ono of these
underground chambers, it Is a gamble
whether tho drivers of thorn will live
to the other end of tho hole.
For Internal combustion engines gener
ate carbon monoxide, and carbon monox
ide Is a deadly poison. A good many men
havo been killed by this gas as a re
sult of crawling under their niachlnes
when tha.cnglnes were running. Tho gas
nt first Intoxicates, somewhat, as alco
hol does, and then kills. It Is generated
by steam engines, and Is tho (gas or at
least tho principal of gas) which occa
sionally overcomes passengers when
trains nre stalled In tutjhels. The
Pennsylvania rallrond, because of this
gas, now uses electrical engines In going
through the tunnel Just outside of Haiti
more, which Is an especially long, nnd
badly ventilated ono.
Now If this gas can kill a man In a
garage with one machine, what will It
do when several thousand machines are
croweded Into a long underground cham
ber? It Is estimated with regard to tho
proposed new Hudson river tunnel that
over two thousand machines may pass
through It within an' hour. No one can
say positively- whether tho drivers of
theso machines would survive or not.
For no one knows how much carbon
monoxide a machine generates; the
amount varies according to load, speed,
carburetor adjustment, and many other
factors. And pobody knows how much
carbon monoxide a human being can
staml without becoming drunk or dying.
Until these things are found out by
-clcntlflo test, the progress of under-
I ground travel Is checked.
The various engineers concerned with
1,10 l'"'!'"" of these tunnels have np.
',on,c(1 10 tho ""renu of Mines for help;
the b,,ren" ' ns,il"K Congress for a
I hundred thousand dollars with which to
tho tests at once in a gns chamber which
tho university will erect and tho bureau
Tho Bureau of Mines Is tho ono agency
In the country qualified to make these
tests because it has devoted much at
tention to the questions of poison gases
In mlues. It also did a largo part of tho
work In connection with the use of and
defenso against poison gases during tho
war. One of Its chemists, A. C. Fleld
ncr, had charge nf gas mnsk Investiga
tions durlngthe war, and Is tho mnn
chiefly responsible for the development
of an olllclent gns mnsk. This man will
have charge for tho bureau of tho ex
periments with regard to tunnel gases.
Tho bureau lacks a chamber In which
to make the tests, and a physiologist to
study tho effects of the gases on the
human system. Both nf theso things
will be furnished by Yale University.
Dr. Yandell Henderson, a noted physiolo
gist, will try to solve the problem of how
much carbon monoxide a human being
The procedure as outlined Is very sim
ple. Tho gas chamber Is to bo thirty feet
square nnd ubout twelvo feet high and
will bo air tight when closed. Cars of
all sorts will be driven Into this chamber
,, run um)(r sorts ot conditions,
m, t(1)ts wn, tl)pn bpi ma(1() t0 nctermlne
, whU pxlcnt thn np )lasl bP(n ,,0iiutel
,(. carbon moll0x(lo nml ,,y other poison-
Students will then be called upon as
volunteeers to enter tho poison gns cham
ber In order to determine tho effects of
tho various mixtures of air and poison
gas on the human system. It may oc
cur to you that there will probably be no
rush of volunteers for this duty. Tho
suspicion may arise that the experiments
will come to an end for lack of human
materlnl, Hut tho experimenters seem
to havo no doubts on this point. Of
course, they will very carefully safe
guard the students from serious Injury.
And It does seem to have been proved
thnt volunteers for experiments, even
when quite dangerous, can always bo
In addition to tests upon under-
graduates, mere will also no ex er.inems
wim nurses, unu especially wjiu inu
broken horses. Dr. Henderson"' says that
the so-culled wind-horse usually suffers
from heart disease, and Is apt to dlo of
heart failure. Such a nurse would be
especially liable to be overcome by car
bon monoxide. When the scientists have
determined what percentage nf carbon
monoxide In the nlr can safely bo"
breathed by nn elderly and wind-broken
horse, they can recommend that mlx
tuio ns safe for anyone.
The engineers who have charge of tho
ventilation of the tunnels can compute
with exactitude how much air will flow
through them. Tho experiments will in
form them how much carbon monoxide
may safely bo mixed with that air, and
how much of the deadly gus Is produced,
by the average machine under nverago
conditions. When this data Is In their
hands, they will begin to build their tun
nels. Man's travels underground will go
A clean houso with plenty of frrsh air
nnd sunnhlna is a long step In the
direction of health, says tho United
States Public Health Service.
GET READY FOR THE
Count of Noses in the United
States Begins To-riiorrow
Will Have to Tell Your Age
but Figures Will Be Kept
The fourteenth docennlal census of the
United Slates wilt bo taken this month,
beginning "to-morrow, January 2. To
save your own tlmo when tho enumera
tor calls. It would be well to get posted
on tho answers you must mako to his
questions. Hero aro somo Important
facts about this "kwlz:"
ENUMERATION BEGINS JANUARY
The census Is required every ten years
by the Constitution of the United Stajes
and by act of Congress. Tho dato named
for beginning the 1920 census Is January
2, but the "Census, Day" Is January 1.
In cities the population enumeration
will be completed In two weeks.
Tho enumeration of farms will bo com
pleted within thirty dayB.
Tho censuses of manufactures, mines
and quarries, oil and gas wells, and
forestry and forest products will, as a
rule, be taken by special agents and by
correspondence, and not by enumerators.
The census Is the means by which the
government ascertains tho increase in
tho population, tho statistics concerning
agriculture, and tho vital Information
concerning the resources of tho nation.
CENSUS FOR STATISTICAL PUn
The census Inquiries are defined by act
The Information gathered Is strictly
confidential, made so by law. I
Census Information can not under any '
circumstances bo used ns a basis for
taxation nor can It bo used to harm any
person or his property.
It hns nothing whatovor to do with
detection, arrest, prosecution, or punish
ment of any person for .my violation of
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ASKED OF
1. Ago at last birthday.
2. Each person ten years of age and
over will be asked whether ho Is able to
road or write.
3. Each person will bo asked his birth
place as well as tho birthplace nf father
4. If foreign born tho date of coming tn
tho United States will be asked, and, If
naturalized, tho date of becoinlnJ?a cltl
zn; nlso mother tonguo or native
5. Each head of a family will be asked
whether his home is owned by him or
rented. If owned, whether the homo Is
mortgaged or free of debt.
C. Each person will bo asked his oc
cupation and whether ho Is an employer
or employee or Is working on his own
Tho answers to the nbovo questions give
valuable and vital lnformatlon,to tho gov
ernment concerning tho health, welfare.
and progress of tho 'persons under Its
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ASKED TO
1. Each occupant of a farm will bo
asked how many years, if any, ho worked
on a farm for wages; how many years,
if any, he was a tenant; and how many
years. If any he farmed as an owner.
2. Whether he (a) owns, or (b) rents, or
(c) partly owns nnd partly rents his farm,
or whether (d) he operates the farm for
others ns a manager or superintendent.
3. How many acres In his farm? Num
ber of Improved acres? Number of un
improved acres and number of acres of
4. Total value of farm? Total value of
buildings? Value of Implements and
machinery on farm?
5. hether farm Is mortgaged? If so.
tho amount of mortgage?
C. Expenses for feed, fertilizer, and
labor In tho year 1910?
. Several questions concerning artificial
dralnuge of his farm.
. Number of cows, horses, sheep, '
chickens, and other domestic animals on ,
the farm January 1, 1920?
9. Quantity and acreage of all crops
grown on the farm In 1919, Including fruits :
10. Quantity nf milk and butter sold off
the farm during the year 1919?
11. Acreage of timber land on farm and
value of forest products.
Correct answers to the above questions
arc ot tho utmost Important. Tho United
States Department of Agriculture assisted
tho census bureau In preparing ths ques
tions on tho agriculture schedule and ap
peals to farmers everywhere to keep farm
records for census purposes. '
Copies of tho agriculture schedule can
be had in advance by any farmer by writ
ing to the Director of the Census, Wash
ington, D. C.
A farm for purposes of the census In
cludes all the land cultivated by a single
farmer cither by his own labor alone or
with tho holp of hired labor. It may be
in two or moro separate tracts, but It is
nil one farm if It Is all under one man
agement, The land cultivated by a share hand or
cropper, "or by a cash renter constitutes
a separate farm and is not to be counted
as the owner's farm or included In It,
but should he reported in tho name of
IDENTIFICATION CARDS ' PARRIED
Census enumerators will carry Identi
fication cards as well as written commis
sions. These will be shown promntly by
the enumerators upon request of any per
In all cases where persons are sus
picious of impostors these Identification
cards should be demanded. It Is against
the federal law to Impersonate n census
official, and Impostors should De reported
to the authorities,
CENSUS QUESTIONS MUST BE
Tho act of Congress providing for the
census makes it the duty of all persons
tn furnish thn Information asked for by
ine enumerators ro nn our the census
lehedules.,,. No persons should hesitate,
neglect, or refuse to answer fully and
accurately nil tho enumerator's questions.
Ho only asks the questions necessary to
fill the schedules ns required by the act
Keepers of hotels, apartment houses,
boarding or lodging houses, or tenoments,
must'asslst tho enumerator In getting the
Information concerning the iersons living
In such hutels and houses,
HELP THE ENUMERATORS
The census has heretofore been taken
In the late spring .or enrly summer, nnd
the change to Jnpuary Is likely to work
to tho disadvantage of Vermont. Tho
enumerators In tho rural districts will
find It harder to get around and If some
of the country roads should be blockaded
by snow drifts during tho month families
In sparsely settled sections mny bo
omitted. Many Vermontors are also In tho
South or In California for the winter,(nnd
only tho utmost vigilance on tho part of
For the interest
period ending De
cember 31, 1919,
this bank has de
clared and is
crediting its de
at the rate of 4y2
per cent, per annum.
BURLINGTON SAVINGS BANK
1847 Seventy-three years of Stability 1920.
Couple with those
you are making for
resolve to do your banking at 162
SAVINGS DEPOSITS, COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS
UNITED STATES BONDS, TRUST DEPARTMENT,
FOREIGN EXCHANGE, INVESTMENT SECURITIES
At the close of Fifty-One years
of successful business.
-Winooski Savings Bank
Extends its sincerest wishes to you for a
Prosperous New Year
Deposits made on or before Jan. 13, 1920,
draw interest from Jan. 1.
Fifty-one yenr of xuccc-isful UiiNlncis.
No. 11 AVInooskl
WAGES AND LIVINQ EXPENSES
May seem out of joint. Dnnl. men havo been forced to economize as have
many other classes of labor. The wise man or woman lives within his or
her Income and saves regularly what Is possible against sickness, etc., and
deposits this In a uavlngs account. We welcome you to use our facilities
to this end.
Home Savings Bank, Z?J!T
C. W. Rrownell, Pres. C. S. Brownell, Treas. E. B. Taft,
the enumerators will get nil of theso
names. As tho State may loso a comrross-
man In tho apportionment that follows
(he census, unless a very appreciable gain
In population is shovv.n. It behooves every
loyal Vermontor to nld tho enumerator!!
In getting every name that should appear
on tho schedules.
(l'rom tho DeLand. Fin.. News of Dec. 21)
A brilliant wedding of Inst evening was
tho marriago of Miss Sara Smith, daugh
ter of Dr. and Mrs. S. D. Smith of
Macon, Oa., and DeLand, and Sir. Proc
tor Pagu of Hyde Park, Vt., solemnized
nt 8;30 o'clock nt the First Baptist
Church by the Itov. C, L. Collins, pastor
of the clrurch.
Tho bride, a beautiful girl of the blonde
type, was radiant In her wadding robo
of white Duchecse satin with rose point
lace and richly embroidered In pearls.
The gown was fashioned with a long
court train, hung gracefully from the
shoulders. Her bridal veil was of tulle,
caught with orange blossoms, and she
carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses
and valley lilies.
During the evening Mr. and Mrs. Page
left for an extended trip South before
going to Washington, where Mr. Page
occupied the position of private secretary
to his grandfather, the Hon. Carroll S.
Page, United States senator from Ver
mont. .Mrs. Page Is a graduute of Stetson
1'nlverslty and has many friends here,
won by her winsome personality, whose
well wlnhes follow her to her future
Out of town guests attending the wed-
I ding were: Senator C, S. Page of Wash
ington, Mrs), H. C. Pago of Hyde Park,
I Vt., Miss Alice Page of Washington,
Mrs. Walter II. nill of WlnstonSalem,
N. C Mr. and Mrs. Way nf Orlando,
Mrs. Howard Williams of Macon, Oa., and
GMHenden County Trust Co., Burlington
YOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED
1 There will bo many settlements of
accounts during tho next fow days ami
some business changes. This bank
solicits your account. We'wlll be glad
to havo you do your banking with us.
II. A. Cooke
II. l Cirlilinrdt
the new year the
Illnrk, Wlnooskl, Vt.
THE STORY TELLER
IN A HURR if
A liromlnent visitor tn Tlnstnn onnnrf
over Sunday and accompanied his host and
hostefs to church. In tho pow In front
of them was a lady who during the read
ing of the Twenty-third Psalm kept a
dozen words or so ahead of the rest of
the congregation. Tho visitor took note
of this and when church was out he in
quired. "Who was the !ady who was al
ready by tho still waters whllo the re-st
of us were lying down In green pastures?"
WHAT A TUILinF
It wns Monday nfternoon. A woman
rushed excitedly down an alley m a cer
tain quarter of Manchester and stopped
nt a liouse. She knocked onco very ner
vously; no reply. A second knock, but
still no answer.
Presently the window above was
hastily Hung open and a woman whose
disarray betrayed signs of a sudden
awakening, leaned out.
Tho woman below looked up and ex
"Mrs, Skinner, yer "usband got ten
"Hh, dearie me, Mrs. Jones," replied the
other, 'ow you did frighten me. Ah
thought It wns that wretch after the rent
ngaln. Houston Post.
NO OL'II.TY CONSCIKNCK
"Yesterday," said Jabson, "I refused a
poor woman a tequest for a small sum
of money, and In consequence of my act
I pas-ed a sleepless night. The tones of
her voice were tinging In my ears the
whole time." "Vouj' softness of hearr
does you credit," said Mabson. "Who
was the woman?" "My wife." Houston
PIIKK l'ltKSN W.VXT AS PAY HEST
John J. I-'lynn I'., . Woodbury ,T, S. Patrick
J, II, Mnenmher,