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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES. THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1920.
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(in year In ndvnnc DAILY, by mull, Sd.OO n enr In advance, or flu cents u month. HATH IN CANADA! DAILY Jll.flO a year In advance WKKKI.V , Si.fin n ear In advance niKi: riiKwi association, runiisiiers, JIurlliiKton, Vt. ItURLJNOTON, VT JANUARY 1G, 1920 WANTHIl When you want anything, advertise In the rpeclal column of this paper. See page two. Some bargains are offered there this week hlch It will pay you to read about. The new sedition hill presented In the House by the Judiciary committee pro vides the death penalty for seditious agi tation resulting In loss of life. Accord ing to some people you may aim a se dition gun at your neighbor 'to your heart's content so long as the weapon does not go off 1 It Is a remarkable fact that nine out of every ten democrats are road to de nounce Bryan. When their national con vention comes however, they are depend ent on him to help nominate a candidate for the presidency, as they have been with little exception ever since lKf6, nearly a quarter of a century. The fight for the leadership of the Democratic party Is now on In earnest. Party leaders can no longer conceal the fact that Bryan Is out to capture the control of his party for the purpose of shaping Its policies for the coming four ears and naming the standard hearer. It is not necessary to prove this, he ad mits It. According to the latest advices from Washington a majority of the Senate, In cluding moderates of both the Republi can and Democratic parties, have agreed on everything except Article X. for the ratification of the treaty of pence. Un der these circumstances Lodge Is almost ready to make new concessions, as well he may be. Hoover is said to have stopped big frauds In sending relief to Kuroiw. Some of us have suspected fraud in this con nection for some time. Now that the s.vstem has been "lloovorlzed" the wheels may begin to turn more freely again. Moaiiwhllc Hoover seems to bo standing tho glaro of presidential publicity without n flicker of the eyelash. Indicating that "Barkis is willing." JIUfilNKSS OUTLOOK I'OIl 1020 If yon are conducting your business or your factory or your farm on safe business principles and sound funda mental policies'! you have already nskeil yourself, "What will tho year 3 020 bring, a rlso or a fall In price levels? What Is tho safest policy for me, If I am to be prepared for a mark ed movement in either direction?" Your action will depend very largely in the answer to another question wheth er you aro an investor or a mere speculator, gambling on the chances of a rise or a fall'In the prices of necessi ties as well as o luxuries. If you aro a wife investor you will take Into consideration first of all that this Is not only a presidential year, but also tho end of the second term of a president of tho United States with the chances, oth er things being equal, or a change in the political complexion of tho national ad ministration, or at least In presidents. This means the certainty of great un certainty as to tho effect of govern ment policies on values. Whether you are republican, democrat or Independ ent you should know It, If tho Republi-' can party were to win next November and institute higher protection to keep out of our markets Gorman goods and other products of foreign labor landed at low freight rates on our shores by sub-Fidl-ed steamship lines, you would natur ally look nt least' for tho malntenanco of prices. You do know that the Repub lican party stands for the return of the railroads to private ownership on a basis assuring a living return to tho stock holders and a living wage for tho em ployes. Tho same thing Is truo in vari ous other directions. On tho other hand you must realize that a large part of the Democratic party, Including most of tho labor vote and tho politicians led by Rryan nj well as the following of McAdoo are looking toward government ownership of railroads, tele- Itraph nnd telephone lines and various other public utilities, as well as control of coal and other natural resources, You u,ru "kuio wnemer mo rnrmers of ho United States as a whole aro likely to listen to the latest proposition of the .. , ,. . . . railroad brotherhoods for a combination to ellmlnnto middlemen and so secure a reductlon in tho prices of all necessities You win nolo ,h. ii ,i, ,-,. You will note that all the Influences we havo named and others of similar na- ture ore wholly outside of tho field where tho simple law of supply and demand ,ip n-i, ii . rules. They are nil extraneous Influences that Interfero with tho natural effect of trade law of supply and demand. n r ii, ..,.., ...... '" v.u nuigiui tmiuin ill supply and demand growing out of federal In terference hns nlready been noted In these columns. Wo refer to Stato Com missioner of Agrlculturo Brlgham's state ment that tho surplus of pork and other meat products encouraged by govern ment assurance followed by tho loss re sulting from tho cutting off of the for eign demand therefore Is likely to ills cnurago production in thoso lines this year and so cause high prices for meats the coming season. The price of pork, for example, has declined more, than $10 per hundred weight at wholesale Insldo of three months. A reaction has already begun. Receipts ore sharply behind tho volumo of a year ago, when the federal food administration' was constrained by tho large movement to restrict market ings and control prices. Other bullish factors are signs of heavier buying by Europe lp tho face of depression In for eign exchange and a strong domestic demand. This Is but one Illustration among many that might bo made of tho extent to which this year, 1920 must take Into consideration an unusual combination of factors, In laying our plans for the year's work and revise If already mado without taking all these things Into con sideration. A factor that can be counted upon with considerable confidence Is that there will bo little plunging by producers as a whole, owing to the political uncertain- ,,,.,, , , , , . . ty already noted. This Influence wll! tend to keep up prices. We are already facing a shortage of most of the things We need. Woulens, shoes, furs, nil sorts of paper products, as well as fuel and food are likely to continue nt high levels. The same Is true of lumber and other building materials. England Is calling for more lumber than Canada can readily spare from local trade. Much will depend, however upon the attitude of President Wilson toward leg islation by the republican Congress, If he should veto the railroad measure ex pected to Issue from the conference of the two branches of Congress and find excuse for continued government opein tlon, nobody can tell what might hnppen Flnce transportation affects values in nearly every other direction, even In realty where the cost of building domi nates the situation. Under these circumstances the careful Investor will not put all his eggs In one basket. Ho will avoid plunging In any direction. He will proceed on the prin ciple that It is best to be prepared for any unexpected emergency that may arise In a presidential year, particularly when government ownership or control Is facing us in so many diiectlons. The man who seeks large profits In this period must expect to take a gambler's risk. If he wins, he wins a largo har vest. If a financial crash should come as a result of world Influences overwhelm ing all American factors in the situa tion, the speculator will almost Inevita bly lose, unless he Js In a position to retain his holdings or products until any emergency passes. Nothing will so help to stabilize the whole business and financial situation and prevent disaster as the resumption of care in all investments and the avoid anco of extravagance in all directions. Including both living and speculating. xl SOCIAL WORK Proceeding f Conference tit St. Johns bury Published In Hook Form A booklet containing tho proceedings of the first Vermont conference of social work, held In St. Johnshury, October 8 and !, last year, and also con taining a directory of welfare agencies In Vermont, has .lust been issued and Is being mailed to members of tho con ference and others) Interested. Tile booklet contains, among other things, tho program of the conference; ofllcers of the conference for 1919-1920; selections from a'ddrosscs delivered be fore the conference, including the ad dresses of Miss Marion Gary of Rutland on "Social Work for Girls In Vermont"; by Mrs. E. A. Linderholm of Burlington on "Phuses of Child Welfare Work in Vermont"; by E. II, Hnllett of St. .lohns bury Center on "The Social Life of tho Farmer"; by Dr. C. V Dalton of Bur lington on'"Rural .Sanitation"; by Prof. K. I!. B. Flint of Norwich University on "Community Planning"; by President John M. Thomas of Mlddlebury College on "Americanization"; by Prof. A. R. Girford of tho University of Vermont on "A Program of Social Legislation"; by Grace Holbrook of Brattleboro on "Green Mountain Camp"; by Charles F. Ernst of Burlington on "Rural Recreation," nnd by Prof. Georgo G. Groat of tho University of Vermont on "Associated Charities Applied to Small Towns." Included In the booklet also are re ports of tho secretary and tho treasurer, report of the corporation meeting of tho Vermont Children's Aid Society, Inc., and a supplement which contains an addrcsa by Ella Phillips Crandall, executive sec retary of the national organization for public health nursing, on "Human Re construction and Public Health Nursing," this address having been read before the fourth conference at Montpellcr, January 15, 1919. This booklet is edited by Prof, A. R. Gifford of tho University of Vermont, and copies will be sent to addresses any where In Vermont on request, without charge, so long as the supply lasts. FARM HOYS I'LAN KOIl COLLIJfJi; Of 430 Mississippi club boys who attend ed n Junior farm mechanics short course leges and tho United States department tural and Mechanical College, '102 of the number expect to go to college when they havo finished high school. Boys who are In the agricultural clubs organized by the State agricultural col leges and tho United States deparement of agriculture do not belong to the class whose scheme In life to to "wait for something to turn up." They believe In getting the best trainlnir nosslhla for their 'life work und then going "hotfoot" after success The average ago of the .club members i who attended this short sourso was 15.4 yenrs.Of the number 3C2 lived on a farm, 152 belonged to a corn club, 220 to a pig clulV nmi 0 to a Viato clul- The average grade of the boys In their school work was tho eighth. Their Interest In school-nnd their ambl- tl0" ,H '"'"cated by tho fact that 329 ex- nect tu ""end agricultural high schools p.,, thnt w, CXI(CCt t0 BO , colIeBOi The State agricultural college Is the goal of 1 351. The bog fact os, howover, that 239 of tho ,'ly8 ex'"ct ,t0 llttve t0 W tl,elr w" iway H'"B college and are now making ;plans to tnat endi chlb wor, naB pro. .vlded tho funds for many a boy and girl , the nast and doubtless will do so for Tho great majority of thoso club mem bers came from homes that possess many conveniences. Eighty-one of their homes hnd water systems; 46 had elcctrlct-llght plants, 38 gaslight plants, 275 had tele phones, and 159 had automobiles. WELL, WHY DON'T THEY? "Papa," suld Tommy Trendwoy. "Now, Tpmmy," replied Mr, Treadway, "I ahull only answer one more question to-day. So bo careful what you ask." "Yes, papa." "Woll, go on," "Why don't they bury the Dead eca?" Minneapolis Journal. I m TT r-i f-i rrt m rr r 111 ! L tlHJ STATU 8TATK MUSIC TKACHERS Tho Vermont State Music Tenchors' as sociation held Its mld-wlntcr meeting January 7 nt Mlddlebury College, Prof. Lewis J. Hathaway being president of the association. Luncheon was served nt the home of Prof, and Mrs. Hathaway followed by a business meeting and con ference at Pearsons hall, The speakers were: Dr. Collins of Mlddlebury College, L. A. Martclle of Huston, Mrs Edna .1. Warren of Ilutland, Miss draco M. Stool lire of Granville, N. Y., and Miss Deryl Harrington of Utirllngton, After this came an Informal recital ut Mend Memorial chapel by the organ pupils of Professor Jfnthawny and the college nialo chorus. directed by Prof. V. A. Iilssell, At 0:30 dinner was served nt Hepburn hall. The members of the association weie the u"!" I' 7', UKR, nt t,1,! -"n Kve" "'.v thp Merkshlin string Qimrtet nnd Olive Kiln,., soprano INST. 1,1 The Rev. W. V NEW PAHTU'I Archibald of Portland, Me., has been formally Installed an pas tor oi me rrcsliyterlan Churclrut Granite, vllle. S3 YEARS OLD, CHOPS 13 CORDS Although W. C. Peck of Woodbury Is Vt years pld he has since November sawed, split, nnd plied 13 cords of stove wood. INCREASE FOR PASTOR The Rev. Clifford R. Stetson of the Uni versalis! Church In Rutland has been voted an Increase In salary bv his parishioners. 3.-, YEARS BANK PRESIDENT John Trow, president of the Granite Savings Bank & Trust company of Barro Is probably the oldest bank president In Vermont In point of yeais of service, hav ing been elected to the piesldency when the bank was organized In 1S. CIGARETTE CAUSED FIHH A cigarette stub carelessly thrown unon the Moor and setting Are to some bill posting Is believed to have caused the blaze that threatened dire consequences at the City Hall In Bane the other day. .Steel lathes In the walls prevented a com plete disaster. $10,000 FIRE NEAR WOODSTOCK T'rof. Edward H. Williams' house, three miles from Woodstock on the Brldgewater road, was burned to the uroiimi nhoiit noon Jan. 4. Tho fire caught In the roof near the chimney nnd was well under way before It was discovered. It was a large and well-built house, and the loss Is not less than $40,000. The contents were very valuable, including a library and a valu able collection of stamps. The loss was well covered by Insurance. TO TRY HUNTER FOR MURDER. G, E. Hunt of West Charleston, who accidentally shot Alexander McKce, a Grand Trunk conductor while in the woods near Wenlock hunting deer, will be brought before h special grand Jury for indictment for murder, says tho Is land Pond Herald. State's Attorney Pow ell of Island Pond thinks he has grounds for bring the ease before the grand Jury. Charles Whltehill of Charleston, who was with Hunt at the tlmo of tho shooting, is understood to have declared it was accidental. ENDED HIS OWN LIFE. Ellis-Williams, who was engaged In tho meat business at Fair Haven, took his life the other day by cutting his thro.it from ear to ear with a razor. His wife died a month ago and since then he had been despondent. TO VOTE ON TEACHERS' RAISE. A special city meeting hns been called lor January 20 at Barre to see If the citizens will vole to grant the raise of $300 to the school teachers as asked by them in a petition. Y-D CLUB CHAIRMAN, "apt. Hoy B. Miner of Brattleboro, who commanded Co. E., inisl Ammunition Train, has been appointed Slate chair man of tho drive for funds to establish a Y-D cluh In BnMon. He is asked to ralso $2,500 partly in membership fees from men who served In the 26th division and partly from Individuals not eligible to membership, but who are interested in hcelng the proposition carried out. HONOR FORMER RUT LANDER. Hamilton Ormsbee. literary editor and member of the editorial staff of tho Brooklyn Eagle, who was tendered an anniversary dinner by his associates on tho completion of 30 years of service on the Eaglo at tho Montauk club, Brook lyn, N, Y January 18, Is a native of Rut land, having received his newspaper start onMho Rutland Globe., Ho stayed with that paper until Its consolidation with tho Herald in 1877. BITE AD TAKES JUMP, inlanders havo received a Jolt In the sudden Jump of tho price of bread which on Monday went up to IS cents for a loaf, formerly selling for 15 cents. Tho smnll loaves formerly priced at 10 aro now 12 cents. The prices aro standard, as the bakers got together and agreed upon the rates. WORKED 40 YEARS FOR RAILROAD. Charles E. Campbell, who worked for tho Rutland railroad for more than 40 years, Is dead at tl(e age of 75. WORKMAN GETS 600 VOLTS, v i William Kynocn, employed at tho ear 1mm of the Barre & Montpellcr Traction & Power company got a shock of 000 volts tho other day while disconnecting a motor with the power on, While he was unable to let go he mado up for It by letting out a lusty yell for help, Supt. M, J, Dooley rushed for tho trolley polo and pulled tho roje, cutting off tho pow ed. Kynook escaped with one thumb and two fingers burned. MUCH WATER WASTED Advantage of Storage FnollltlcN for Dry Time In Shown Morov water flowed down tho main riv ers of Vermont during tho year ending September, 1919, than In any year in which tho records have been kept, and taking everything Into consideration, tho water power peoplo had a big spring and summer, according to the United States geological survey, which Is mado In co operation wltrktho State of Vermont. Tho report is made by C. H. Pierce, district engineer. Ono fact Is "borne out. That Is, that there Is a trcmondouB amount of water going to wuste, which If storage facilities wero provided, would provide a great amount of energy. This Is shown by tho fact that the discharge during the month of February wus only nbout one-third the averugo for tho year, and tho discharge for July and August was less than one fourth tho yearly average. If tho excess run-off, which occurred In October nnd November, 1918, could havo been carried over for una during February and the Hood waters of March and April could hnvo been saved until July and August, tho value of tills great natural resource for furnishing light and power to the pooplo ! of tho State would have been tremendously Increased. Tho lotnl amount of water which went down tho rivers was H per cent, greater . than the nvcrage of many years ami I varied between six nnd 5." per cent. In different rivers over the year previous, I making an average Increase of 23 per I cent. With nil that no disastrous Hoods were experienced nlthough tho Lamolllo rlvor reached n height on April 12 which wan ne.ver known before. Each year Bhows some Increase In the water power developments, not nlono In new developments, but Increasing the size nnd capacity of power plants already In existence, As a result of construction work Of thlu kllwl II hna lipen npcpHsnrv I to discontinue tho gaging station on the Passumpslc river near St, .lohnsbury. The normnl hydraulic conditions at this sta tion wore destroyed by the redevelopment at Pierce's Mills, and It did not appear wise to Incur the expense of establishing a new gaging station on the Passumpslc. One new gaging station, on West river at Nowfnnc, was established In Septem ber, TIiIh river drains all area of about 440 square miles In the southeastern part of the State; no information regarding the How of this river had prevluulv been l obtained. SALARY RAISED Hi!ttfir nl AiiiiiiiiI Meeting Ke .Vlltiln ler nn Adiilllnuiil 40 At the annual meeting of the First Baptist Church, Thursday evening, It iiu voted to raise the salary of the pastor, the Rev. J. S. Braker, $400 over the lust year,-bringing bin stipend up to $2,500, Tlie church janitor has al so received a raise. The church has bad n year of unpreceuted success. Every department has been doing splendid work. The people nre thoroughly unit ed for the advancement of the church In this community. There has been a substantial gain In membership during the last year. A. G. f'rano acted ns moderator of the meeting. The regret of the meet ing was expressed at the enforced ab sence of the pastor, the Rev. J. S. Bra ker, who Is confined to his bed for a few days. Hojio was expressed by the society for an early recovery of Mr. Braker. A vote of thanks was given Herbert R. Beecher, treasurer, and Mrs. Charles E. Tompson, collector, for their splen did work during the past year. Congra tulations were extended also to the other officers for the good work done. The young people's society and the ladles union were highly praised for their efficient work done during the last year. Officers and committees for the coming year were elected as follows: Church clerk, William F. I-iughton: treasurer, Herbert R. Beecher, collec tor, Mrs. Charles E. Thompson; auditor, Daniel H. Cameron. Finance committee. Deacon J. C. Howard Crane, Arthur G. Grane, Elmer B. Bailey and C. Durrell Slmonds. Advisory board: A. C. Ferguson, 13, S. Spear and A. H. Buck. Membership committee: Deacon J. D. Tousley, Henry R. Hill, William I' Laughton, Mrs. A. B. Slmonds, Mrs. Lena M. Baldwin, Mrs. A. O. Ferguson and Mrs. Clara Orton. Music committee, Mrs. George D. Jarvis and Misrf Edith Brown. Sunday school officers: Superinten dent, A. G. Crane; assistant superin tonden, H. L. Ford; secretary and treasurer, Wlllard C. Arms; librarian. Charles Tousley; assistant librarian. .Norman C. Itlckcr. Mrs. II. R. Stanhope and Mrs. W. A. Davison were elected members of tho corporation of the Homo for Destitute Children. MAfCAIIEE.S INSTALL OFKHTHS Officers of Queen City Review Nn. 7, Women's Benefit association of the Mar labees, wero lustnl'ed Monday evening by Mrs. Clara Fountain, past commander with Mrs. Mabel Cassavant as lady of reremonles and Mrs. Dora IVcue as chap Iain. The officers installed wero: com mander, Mrs. Mabel Prue; lleutenant commandcr, Mrs. Josl Tobln; past com mander, Mrs. Carrie Paplneau; chaplain, Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby; record keeper and collector, Mrs. Mabel Kolncr; lady-at-arms, Mrs. Eva Bobbins; sergeant, Mrs. Marguerite Kane; sentinel, Mrs. Anna Curtis; picket. .Mrs. Mary Chlott; captain of guard, Mrs. Eva Gnbkrll; color hear ers, Mrs. Mary .Innko and Mrs. Maud Trask. After the meeting tho commander and the keeper of records nnd collector were presented with traveling bags by tlie members In appreciation of their work for the order, A social hour followed and refreshments were served. There were about 30 present. FRIDAY I.V I'ltOllAl'i: COURT The following business was tri'.rcnrted In probato court Friday: A guardian's license to sell real estate in tho matter of tho estates of Grant .1, and Guy O Gorton of Jericho was Issued. Tho will of B, L. Mylkes. hit" of Essex, was presented for proof. There were settlements nnd decrees in the following estates; Louise May Allen, late of Burlington; Stophcn Dupaw, late of Colchester; Eliza S. McGowan, Into of Burlington. Realty licenses were granted In tho ebtntes of James E. Mtles, into of thld city,' and Cyrus P. Van Vllot, late of Shclburnc. i "Ci.osixrj a tiwim:" i vuimoxT (By Unnlc! U. Cady) In boyish days 'twas fun to watch A pair of men a-tradlns, And hear 'em talk of "beating down" And "holdliiK out" and "shadinK"; And always when they Mild a colt Tho buyer seemed to falter Until the other feller (rrowled, "Well; I'll throw In the halter." I used to w'poso when Uncle said , To Kbonezer Gurney, "I'll meet you half way, Kb," they both Was Kolnt: on a Journey: And whon their talk a-got so strong It reproduced tho psalter, They calmed rlKht down If either one Throw in a webbini? halter. They used to "spilt tho difference," too, And that seemed awful funny: I'd heard of spllttluK wood, of course, nut not of splitting- money: And onco I went a mile to ask .My sister's feller, Walter, A-What it meant: suld he, "It saves A-throwlntr In tho halter." You'vo KOt to havo some kind of cord To draw two sports toBOther; You've got to have some closing speech In selllnK lace or leather; Perhaps thero ain't no belter way, When traders pull and palter, Than Jest to sugar off the thins I3y throwing In the halter. And yet sometimes that closing word A-plngues you if you Hay It; They've worked you up to pay a prlco So steep you shouldn't pay It; You're being "skinned," as Queen Iless Tho time tho jmrrldgo scalt'er. And what a lot of cuticle Has vanished with the halter! Classified arts are news messages from peoplo who livo la your city, who have business to do with you, and who seol: through these littlo udu to get in touch with you. CONTINUE TO DISAGREE i - I., ii Former's Request for Economy Laid on the Table and Resolu tions Looking to the Purchase of New Fire Fighting Appara tus Adopted Following the reading of a communi cation from Mayor J. Holmes Jackson Monday at tho meeting of the board of aldermen, ndvlslng ugalnst the pur chase of any new equipment unless vpry necessary and urging the strictest eeonumy, the board by a vote of seven to one favored resolutions presented by Alderman Beecher ordering the Hre com missioners to advertise for bids for a triple combination pump tor the Are de. partmeiil and another resolution adver tising foi' bids for n truetor for the hook and ladder and a chnsdls for the wagon body of the truck nl station two, thus reviving some of last yeur's desires. The line-up on the voting remained the same with Aldermen Woodbury, McBrlde. Beecher, Hanbrldge, Hnll, Patrick and Dcyette favoring the resolutions and Alderman Calsse voting against thorn. The other aldermen were absent. This whs all of the business transacted fol lowing the street car service hearing and the meeting adjourned until next Mon day afternoon at five o'clock. A resolution, presented by the mayor to the board through Alderman Calsse. was laid on the table, on motion of Alderman Beecher. Some spirit was I manifested In the process of burying the resolution and Aldermun Beecher stated ' that If the major had felt so keenly about tho city's expenditures in the. past , the city would not need to practice such rigid economy now. Alderman Hall thought that a majority of the board had to do with the appointment of tlie present commissioners who had been selected because of their business ability and because they had the Interest of the city at heart. He had no desire to cur tall their power, as w.lH suggested in the mayor's revolution, und would vote against it. Alderman Calsse was again the dissenting vote In the process of lay ing the resolution on the table. Adjournment was taken to next Mon day afternoon at five o'clock. MAYOR JACKSON'S LETTER. Burlington, Vt. Jan. 12. 1920. To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City of Burlington, Vt. Gentlemen: At the very beginning of a new fiscal year I calf your attention to the neces sity of requiring the several departments to practice rigid economy. Because tho city is rich In credit Is no reason why we should pledge this credit, except In cases of emergency, or In cases whore tho demand seems to Justify doing so. In the long run tho greatest efficiency Is attained In practicing economy. I do not advocate stinginess, but I do advocato economy. Just such economy as a good business man would practice. The mayor nnd aldermen nre trustees for the tax payers, and responsible to them nnd the several commissions, In all practical ways, are agents of the city. The tendency of those In charge of the departments Is to lay out and do more work thnn they have money to meet these expenses. It Is eusler for some peoplo to spend somebody's else money thnn It is to spend their own. Especially should tho city government, when it has used more of Its credit than it ought to have used to meet current expenses, bo htill more careful and try to catch up, so to speak, drawing less upon our credit re serve, I have no doubt wo all agree In these general propositions. How can we apply them to present conditions? Tho charter, section, 62, reads as follows: "Sec. 62. The credit of Urn city other than by temporary loans not exceeding one hundred and twenty cents upon the dollar of the grand list of snid city shall not be pledged by tho city council nor by any officer of said city unless by voto of the legal voters of said city at a meet ing thereof duly called for that purpose except for tho purpose of Issuing school bonds, or of refunding outstanding and unpaid negotiable notes or bonds, as pro vided for In this act." or bonds, ns provided for In this act." The grand list upon which we can make such temporary loans Is $2!!i,4Sr..45; 131 per cent of it 13 $263,XSi;.BO. You havo already, and during the past six mouths, borrowed, as against this credit, J210.0CO.. I "0. We have left a margin of only $53. ' 386.80. This year's taxes will nnt 'lrrglu to come In until August. Wo therefore, nnvo more man six months before wo shall have money from taxation availa ble to carry- on tho city's business, as we havo left under cun right to pledge the credit of the city," according to sec tion 62. only $53,:f8 80. It Is no nns-.cer to say we ought to have. levied a higher ratn of taxation. The city vnted on this proposition, and voted it down ten to one; nnd tho majority against a larger rate, was almost the name tier cent in all tho six wards of tho city, showing tho largo vote against honv ier taxes was not confined to any one ward, but was about the same In all wards. This was a notice to tho city government not to take on new wort; thnt could be postponed, but we havo not heeded this notice, We had a heavy war dobt to pay, and shall have another this year and wo worn asked by this vote m "cut our garment according to tho cloth." Now I am urging .vuu urn io ornor any new work clone un til you havo carefully looked Into the $13 ;.oc GI2.SW. matter, and not thwj unless you find, nf- j vhen"a couple who had come to Itoek ter tho most thorough Investigation, that Vllle, Mil.. In an automobile from Wash- l.u.u " ii'Kcui nemanu tor it. a do- mand that will Justify such action. ne PI.ICUCD 01 ordering new work done because some one, or several, ask for It, or because It would be n, good thing to have it done, Is not such ns any of you gentlemen would adopt In your own busl- ness. This practice has. not been confined .u ... ..ii uu.11. 1, out nas too enslly been followed In former years Tho necessary ordering of repairs must of course, bo done, but here wo should stop. IlecnUHo an appropriation for nny department may be large, this is no rea son why It should all bo used up. It would be far better to carry along a large sur plus, and I think more to oiu; credit. In order that the departments mny fully understand that they are to retrench and not to expand, to save and not to spend. 1 nsit you to auopt the resolution which I have requested an alderman to Intro- uuce. n v.i.s way you win, in my Judg- mont bo best serving your constituents, namely the tnxpayers of tho city, and nt the samo time be doing right, .1 .1.1 . Respectfully, J. HOLMES JACKSON, Mayor. THIS RKSOLUTION Resolved by the board of aldermen of the city of Burlington, ns follows": That tho commissioners of tho several departments of the city bo and they are hereby requested and directed during this fiscal year to confine, their work to taking care of the ordinary repairs, and not to tako on nny new work, or contrnct or obligate the city to pay any now work unless specially authorized by the city council; nor purchase or contract for nny new material except what Is absolutely necessary to mako good tho wear and For the interest period ending De cember 31, 1919, this bank has de clared and is crediting its de positors interest at the rate of ,4Vo per cent, per annum. BURLINGTON S!7 Seventy-three B URUNGTON Couple with those you are making for resolve to do your banking at 162 College St. SAVINGS DEPOSITS, COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS UNITED STATES BONDS, TRUST DEPARTMENT, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, INVESTMENT SECURITIES SINCE JAN. 1, 1914, the Winooski Savings Bank has paid interest for six semi-annual periods at the arte of 4 per annum, for four semi-annual periods at the rate of 41t per annum, and the last-- two, July 1, 1919 and Jan. 1920, at 41-. per annum. Such other dividends will be paid from lime to time as the law permits and the condition of the bank warrants. Deposits made on or before January l," receive interest from January 1st. Winooski Savings Bank 51 years of successful business. No. 11 Winooski Block. Winooski, Vt. WAGES AND LIVING EXPENSES May seem out of Joint. Unnl: men have been forced to economize as hv many other classes of la nor. Tho wise man or woman lives within his or her Income nnd saves regularly what, is possible against sickness, etc., and deposits this In a Havings account. We welcome you to use our facillttei to thU end, Home Savings Bank, SSSf C. W. Browne!!, Pres. C. S. Brownell. Treas. E. B. Taft, . Vice-Pres. tear of the tame unless so authorized, l'rovlded, however, that It: cases of .-mer-goncv such commissioners shail prov'r'.o Ueinpornry relief as muy be required to savo property nnd protect tho public in terests and at onco request the mayor to call a meeting of the board of alder men nnd present at such meeting In writ ing th facts relative to the matter and their recommendations why r.omo action should be taken to meet the requirements occasioned by such an emergency. onn itx:ms ntoji uvEiiywimnu (Compiled by the Hoston Globe.) All the cut diamonds in the world could bo packed in a small room no larger than an ordinary pantry. The pile would con tain 4G.3.i5,47l carats, and the gems would weigh lOVs- tons. Reckoning the dlnmonds if inn ii pfint I wnnM hnvn n Vllltle, ctt lugton, asked the nev. P. Rowland Wag I nor, pastor of the Haptlst Church, If he lmli .,j. objection to marrying them In tni, cnr, ho replied that he had not, and !that no wou( -even climb a trco and , otllclate In the topmost branches," if they fo desired. Then tho three rode in the irar to the outskirts of tho town, where they u Btood In tho automobile while tho coremony was performed, Tho first Individual name In the New York telephone directory Is Angaard, and the last name Is Zywachovsky. , The mileage of blood In the human body as It circulates Is normally seven miles per hour. Ono Douglas fir tree felled on tho Pacillc Coast and cut In car-lengths for convenience In transportation made an entire trnln. Its diameter at tho baso was 10 feet" Inches, Somn of the. Douglas tlr trees in the Mierras nre an teet m ',,ameter and from K0 to 300 feet tall, 0ll, thc f;lmous redwood and two or . -Trrrrrr"rZr Ill II wi n "w Chittenden County Trust Co., Burlington SAVE " That littlo word will mean much to you In tho future. Now is the tlmo. Our snvluge department will help you snvo your monoy. Interest Is paid twice a year and the principal can bo had on n momuiit C2.U Kv J. flOOTII. I'rmldrrit. K. O, WOHTIIKN. TrnrT. SAVINGS BANK years of Stability 1920. I TRUST C 0 good resolutions the new year the thrco other prnwths eseeed the Or in h'ze and nono except tile yellow plno producfh ro much comniLrcisl timber. The tree 1 sometime") styled th Orogon p!n- but foresters sny It it morn of a hemlock Prof. W, II. T.ynci. A. M of be South western .Missouri Ptnte Teacners Colloge ay ho takes dally news,), pert: and looks through cory one, and vn.s -ev tttkan a drop of llouoi- in his life. Two prlsomrn in the Indiana Pen tent ary will each rerelvo about Jfl.'X1 from th" estate of their fatb.tr Ono of tlunn i servini; a rhort ?:nn Tlie tor is In for life. siiii'K ni'ii.. iv nun American shipyards turned out 2,395 vessels of I.IV.IM'i gross tons durlnn tho twelve months Lndlns November I, .WB, according to the figures of tho bureau of navigation of the department of com merce Although a smnll. tonnage bulk for foreignsis Is Included tu tho figures named, by far tho Inrger pottion represents- the expenditure of treasury funds for shipbuilding. It will bo noted that tho Iota! given shows tho sh'pbulldlns activities for practically ono year clnce tho slgnlnc of the armistice In the twelve months preceding tho nut of N'ovembc ISIS, tho coi responding oitput was a.a-O.OOrt gross tons, part of which represent private Investment In Mdps. Of tho number construcled during WIS, LIST of 4.1ZS.420 grots tons ropro.mtH senjroing vessels, inclm'lnr; 757 steal rhl. of S.359.SSS tons and 110 wooden ships of 7GS.M2 tons. During tile tamv period of 10H, 0S3 seagoing ships 01' i.lil,r4.n tons were built, Including SW steel voufols cf 1.KM.9S7 tons nnd SST wooden ah'ps of M6.C13 tons. Tho Increns in steel ulilpx accordingly was 3SI vessels of I TiW.M: tons nnd ,ln wooden ships was IS!, of 221,82$ tons, both representing soa-golng vessels. JOM. J. FUXXJi. Vlee.l'fMldont. IIAIIIII1C K. 111.1, Aa.l. Trrnuare.