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ItURLJNOTON, VT JANUARY 1G, 1920
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
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
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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.
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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
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-
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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.
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
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
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."
"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
The Rev. W. V
Archibald of Portland,
Me., has been formally Installed an pas
tor oi me rrcsliyterlan Churclrut Granite,
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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Realty licenses were granted In tho
ebtntes of James E. Mtles, into of thld
city,' and Cyrus P. Van Vllot, late of
"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
CONTINUE TO DISAGREE
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Former's Request for Economy
Laid on the Table and Resolu
tions Looking to the Purchase
of New Fire Fighting Appara
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.
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 .
J. HOLMES JACKSON, Mayor.
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
at the rate of ,4Vo
per cent, per annum.
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
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
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,
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
Ill II wi n "w
Chittenden County Trust Co., Burlington
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.
years of Stability 1920.
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
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
JOM. J. FUXXJi. Vlee.l'fMldont.
IIAIIIII1C K. 111.1, Aa.l. Trrnuare.
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