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JTHE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES; THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1920
Foresight ( is better than hindsight.
Better a pound of caution than a ton of re
gret. This bank is here to serve you, and to
enable you to take care of your money with
intelligent and expert foresight.
HOWARD NATIONAL BANK
Idle money is wicked money. It is as
necessary for money to be at work as for a
man to be at work.
Open a Savings Account in this Bank,
and it will work for yon.
I BMmMMn MMNMMHM MMHMHMMMMO MMM MMMMMN ON
20 INPAST YEAR
dents Reported Since July
1 Were 1,126
Montpeller, Feb. 5. The motor vehicle
ftnlU 1010 Ifr. inlxrrtol.
i;. muiwnii; u utrfiuiih Kiiiru ill t muni.
uring the year from automobile care-
Vo figures arc available concerning ac-
rientrt fllirlntr Ihn vnftl 1919 nrevlnlls to
ily 1, owing to the fact that the mat
r was not systematized until that date.
The total number of accidents reported
rynn .Tiller 1 wn 11"i. nnri nf h! num.
051 hae been serious enough to war-
Automobile vp. toara, 11.
utomobllo vf. trolley car, 13.
Automobile vs. blcyclo, 13.
Automobile vs. motorcycle, 11.
Yutomobllo vs. dog, 20.
Automobile, vs. cow, horse, 3V
Automobile vs. pedestrian, 75.
Automobile, vs. -wagon, 129.
Vutomobllo vs. polo, curb, etc., 196.
Vutomobilo v automobile, il5.
Classified according to causes.
Defec in highway, 13.
Intoxication of operator, 15.
'vo signal. CO.
Insufficient lights. 33.
Defective equipment, 35.
Negligence of person driving other than
Inexperience of operator, 7H.
Pure accident, 113.
Reckles driving and speeding, 171.
Negligence of operator, 36'.
.Summary as to result?.
Total number killed, .
Bicyclo rider, 1,
Occupants of automobiles, 1".
Total number injured. 103.
Motorcycle riders, 5.
Occupants of carriages, 3A
Occupants of automobiles, SB.
In all other cases substantial property
odd items rno.ii EVERYWHERE
fFrom the Boston Globe)
The jail at Winchester, Va., is so cozv
nd tho food is so good that several
1st on stavine. and kind-henrtod KhpHff
'ennett has permitted home, to stay tern-
Among nine persons baptized through a
oie cui in inc iuc m uniques creeji, r;uz
hethtown. Ponn.. was n man fis vr.irs
Richard R. Cole, of West Chelmsford,
fit" ItKC (.itC IIIUM UKUvrr L IU IIMIHJL Hnfl
it-' uiu yertrs ugu,
Thr Burmese and Maoris have no wed-
inn i-tiriiiiiwji niai rmM uuinrt rt'garncn
v them ns a business partnership.
n enterprising laundryman in Paris
tes'a cantivo balloon to life the elnthinc
nti oieacn, unconiominaten ny mo uu3t
f tho city.
George Graham, a freshman at North-
ns on eggs to pay his way through col-
lockford 111,, and returns with 40 dozen
ggs, which he polls lo Evanston faml-
Buenos Aires is the largest Kpanish-
iip.iLKiiiir i' iv in in i ivnr i inn nnfnntt
argest Latin 'city Paris nlono outrauk-
ng it and thu third largest city in tho
A stray cat got Into the New York
owls on oxninmon, and lert only the
eathers of a J10o pair of currier pigeons.
THOSE WILD, WILD MOVIES
The old man from tho country stopped
n front of a movlo hounn plastered with
HJiSlUI 'k liuiiui iihi n . i ii'iiiiiiiur. ill II
..i ...III .. I . 1 ,
"Great gups, Henry'" he said to his
lephew, who lived In town. "I'm glad
"m going homo Saturday afternoon."
"Why era you so anxious lo got away?"
ielM1 .Tin Timihnw.
Pointing to thu notices, the old man read
lona inu wutun, j u no jvuiuuntxi naiur-
HEARD BUT NOT SEEN
Aunt Nellie "WolJ, Bobby, dear, did you
nn n h 1 1 1 l i .liiun una ii 1 1 1 1 .
Bobby "No. auntie; It was too dark to
i r 1 n
H. C. of L. Largely Due to In
flated Conditions, Says
Springfield. Mass.. Feb. S. The
United States Is facing the worst fi
nancial crisis in Its history, declared
Speaker Frederick H. Gillett of tho
national Uouso of Representatives this
afternoon in an address beforo fivo
thousand persons. The present high
cost of livlnpr, he said, is duo largely
to the greatly inflated conditions, duo
to thp floating debt of $4,000,000,000 in
Speaker (iillott also referred to the
Herger episode in Congress tho dif
ficulties between the employer and tho
employed and the Bolshe.vlkl propa
ganda and efforts to overthrow the
United States government.
The principal moans of bringing
down tho high cost of living- ho de
clared. Is by thrift on tho part of the
public, and unless tho people savo,
thla country will face a panic similar
to that "of 1S03. Speaking- of tho fi
nancial Interests of the country, he
said they are built like a pack of
cards. It is up to the public to prac
tice due care and eliminate luxuries
ho that tho present conditions may bo
Speaker Gillett taid that the expulsion
of Victor Bcrgor from his seat In Con
gress a second tlmo without having the
facts brought before Congress was
justified in that tho Constitution provides
that no man, once expelled from his ceat,
is" eligible to return. ,
Like tho problem of years ago, when
the government was forced to fight trusts,
the speaker fcaid that to-day Congress
faces a new question "It is a question
whether the combination of tho employed
are not more threatening to our business
life than that of tho employers," he said.
Continuing ho declared ho believed that
labor unions are cs&entlal for the protec
tion of the men, but "when they go so
far as to threaten for their own advance
ment to stop the wheels of the railroads
and close tho output of the mines, with
out which our whole Industrial organiza
tion would collapse, they, in their turn,
arc exercising a power which no govern
ment can safely permit."
A 100-y ear-old Brooklyn, N. T., woman
attributes her long life to faithful read
ing of tho Bible.
Th.i Pennsylvania railroad Is now
forced to employ 137 men to do the work
done by 100 in 1917.
Tho Commissioner of Education of New
Jersey declares that every school holi
day wastes J140.COU of the State's money.
Columbia University is now tho larg
est in tho world, having over 33,000 stu
dents enrolled in its different depart
ments. Lcnino is reported to have said:
' Among 1U0 Bolshovlkl, thero are one
Idealist, 30 criminals and 70 fools."
A glib Texan Induced 2,000 residents of
Pittsburgh to buy 30 acres of alleged oil
land at the price of J350 to $500 for each
400 square feet.
President Carranza of Mexico vetoed a
bill providing for restoration of bull
fighting. Ho denounced tho "sport" as
a degrading spectacle, which stimulated
The National Association of Commis
sioners of Agriculture lately condemned
organized labor's demands for shorter
working hours and higher pay as un
patriotic, greedy, and un-American.
Socking lo reduce the high cost of
living, railway men at Detroit, Sllch.,
have purchased and will operate a knit
ting and undorwenr concern, a glove
factory, a lulling factory and othor
manufacturing plants. Tho deal repre
sents an Initial Investment of 11,000,000.
Numbers of labor leaders In Great Brit
ain demand higher salaries from their
unions. Over 30,000 employes of co-operative
societies lately struck for higher
pay. These societies, with a membership
of 15,000,OuO, consist entirely of working
men, and wern supposed to have abolish
ed tho evils of tho wage system.
A young grocer who opened a store In
a London suburb was called upon by the
food authorities to show a list of cus.
toniers which would warrant his hold
ings of sugar and other things. He had
no customers, for ho was just starting,
but ho was charged with hoarding and
his goods were confiscated! Red tape.
Let tho people think!
Classified ads are news meeaaces from
people who live In your city, who hava
business to do with you, and who seek
through these JlttU axis to cat In loucb
0U' - .J9 --
GOOD COWS IN NORTH
The following table gives the names and record of tho cows In the. North Chit
tenden Cow Testing Association which produced more than 40 pounds of butterfat, or
1,000 pounds of milk 'during tho perlo'd of 00 days ending Jnnuary 31, 1020:
Owner, Name and Number of Cow.
W F. Chapln, No. 1, Laura
XV, F. Chapln, No. 24, Rosy
W. P. Chapln, No. 25, Pearl
n. .1. Wool, No. 7, Tim
I. B. Blxby, No. t, Bfltts
I. B, Blxby, No. 2, Jano
R. J. Lewis, No. 5, Whltty
R. J. Lewis, No. 17, Ayrshire
R. J. Lewis, No. 22, Little Jersey
R. J. Lewis, No. 2), End Jersey
Geo. C. Stewart, No. 17, Blue Skla
A- B. Rice, No. 8
A. B. Rice, No. 7
A. B. Rice. No. 12
A. B. Rlcn, No. 14
A. B. Rice, No. )16
B. W. Abbey, No. 8, Red Masglo
B. W. Abbey, No. 11. White Abbey
B, W. Abbey, No. 13 Cousin Abbey 2nd ...
B. W. Abbey, No. IS, Ladys Drews MU:c
B. W. Abbey, No. 30, Flosy Rhea 1th ....
Guy M. Ransom, No. 8, Snip
Guy M. Ransom, No. 13, Pearl
Guy M. Ransom, No. IS. Slowcry 2nd ..
John Schlllhammer, No. 1, Irish
G. C. Drinkwntcr. No. 6, Idary B
Purks & Parks, No. 6, Alice '.
C. n. Scrlbner, No. 3
c H. Scrlbner, No. 7
C K. Scrlbner, No. 8
C. E. Scrlbner, No. P
0. E. Scrlbner. No. 10
C. E. Scrlbner, No. IK
Dr. J. N. Jenno, No, DO
J. M. Wright, No. 8. Valentine
M. E. Thompson, No. 3, Bertha
M. E. Thompson, No. 12, Betsy
M. E. Thompson, No. 13, T. W. F. 3nd ....
M. E. Thompson, No. 10, Red .
M. E. Thompson. No. 21, T. W. F. 1st ....
M. E. Thompson, No. 23, Lino Back
SL E. Thompson, No. 20, Brlndlo W. F...
St. E. Thompson, No. 31, Ayrshlro 2nd ....
1. T Howard. No. C. Rhoa
T. Howard. No. 16. XV. Ktor.klnrr
Ray W. Collins, No. 10, Hoteteln, No. 2
u. A. Woodbury. 2nd. No. 1.1 cinlelfsliTvir
U. A. AVoodbury. 2nd. No. 16. Mvthon 3rd
L. A. Woodbury. 2nd. No. 23. FntiM.lna..
CLAYTON A. BROWN, Official Tester.
BAPTISTS TO RAISE
$1,000,000 IN A WEEK
Of This Vast Amount Vermont
Members of Denomination Are
Asked to Contribute $650,000
Saxtons River Academy to
Get $200,000 for Buildings
The. Kov. Dr. W. A. Davison, tccretary
and superintendent for the Vermont Bap
tist State convention, returned Thursday
afternoon from a eonferenco of the
denominational leaders, held nt LaSalle
Hotel, Chicago, on Tuesday February I.
At that time it was definitely decided
how the one hundred million dollars, to
bo raised between April 25 and May 2, In
clusive, should be divided. Practically
twelve million dollars are to bo put into
foreign missions; seventeen million dol
lars into home missions; twenty-eight
million dollars for general education in
colleges and academies, J20n,C00 of this
amount being to repair tho present build
ings and erect a new building for tho
opening of Vermont Academy at Saxtons
River, which it is expected will be dono
so as to open the school In September,
1921; eight million dollars are to be added
to tho ministers' and missionaries' pen
sion fund, which will then make u fund
of twelve million dollars. Tho above,
with tho regular operating expenses of
the different societies and boards as at
present, make up the one hundred mil
Vermont Baptists are asked to raise
J630.000. or for the next four years an
average of about $163,000, which Is more
than Hvc tlmos what they have been
Tho plan of tho campaign is to be some
what similar to that used In the United
States Liberty Loan drives. A layman, Is
to be director for the State, and then
thero will be a layman In each county.
still another layman In each town and
another layman as director of the cam
paign In each church.
The State offlco In the Sfasonlc Temple,
besides sending literature relative, to the
campaign to the churches, has a mailing
list of over five thousand people, to whom
literature Is to be sent regularly.
NEEDED TWO PIANOS
Mechanic Thoaarht Both nanghtrni
Mla-ht Want to Play at Once
Tho man who objected to the musi
cians ho had hired following out "an
night-bar rest" has been done ono bet
ter right hero in Wilmington by the
man who purchased two pianos ns Christ
mas presents for his two daughters. Tho
man in question Is alleged to have gono
into a well known store here, and an
nounced his desire to purchase a piano.
A Kilcsman attended to his wants,
played ,v few notes upon one of the in
struments and displayed the wares.
"Is this tho best sort of a piano you
have?" risked tho would-be purchaser.
He was assured" that tho Instrument
was about as fine a ono an could be
ohtalned from that company.
Finally, having selected the Port of
Instrument he wanted, tho man pulled
out a roll of hills large enough to choke
a horse, as they say, and announced: "I
will take two." The price of each was
several hundred dollars.
Tho astonished salesman announcod the
prlco of tho desired two, the amount run
ning close to four figures, and was
handed the cntiro amount in cash.
"Wlicro bhall I have them sent?" the
salesman asked. Tho purchaser gavo his
address. "Do you wish them both bent
to the samo placo?" asked the salesman.
Tho customer announced that he did.
"Slay I ask why you aro having two
pianos iient to the bame n4ldress7" asked
"You see, I have two daughters. They
both want ft piano, so I nm buying them
each nn Instrument Besides, they might
want to play both at tho same timo."
It should bo added that tho purchaser
Is a mechanic In ono of tho well known
Industrial plants of tho city. Delmarvla
A doctor who was superintendent of
the Sunday school in a small village
asked one of Uio boys this question:
"Wllllo, will you toll mo what we must
do In order to get to heaven?"
Bald Willie: "You must die."
"Very true,' replied the doctor, "but
tell ise what we must do before we
"We trnut et alck," said Willie, "and
rend for you." Savannah News.
VRDtt riUgSg .WANT ADS I'AV DEST
Hifcrt Pounds Pounds
of Con. Milk. Butterfat.
. II. 1071 33.2
U, II. 1560 62.0
R. II, 1W. KB
R. J. S73
O. H. U71 12.1
G. II. 1P0O 35f,
G, II. 70'' 47.9
G. A. 11 37.2
G. .1, (4.3
G. .1. 4'V. 41.0
G. H. 1000 52 0
U. I'.. WIS 35.G
R. H. 1214 3S.
R. II. 1141 .(7.7
R. II. 13S0 47.
R. H. lCn.H 32 2
R. A. 1052 52.6
R. A. 1003 CO.ri
R. A. 112-' 40.3
U. A. 113 :iD.R
n. a. iav. u.3
15. II. IVO M.9
K. H. 1U! 49 6
G. H. I7 46 0
G. 1330 10.-,
G. 11. NUt! 31.2
G. II. S73 43.1
G. II, 'J27 4 L7
G. 11. U- i"..7
G. 11. T, 13J!
G. II. 1177 ?.4
G. II. IHO 43.1
11. II. UOt 37.3
G. 11. 1045 33.5
R. H. 104.0 32.3
G. G. 73 41. S
G. 1037 34.2
G. G. 1067 37.3
G. 9i2 2.3
G. C lit, 63.7
G. H. 10M 30.6
O. 41. 1171 37.4
G. A. 1003 31.0
G. 102S 35.0
G. 9H 41.3
G. H. 12d0 I0.fl
R. G S4 40.6
R. G. 1U.S ifi.a
R. G. S&5 41.7
XV. F. CHAPI.V, Secretary.
To llr Conducted In This OHy from
February 10 21
Sergeant .1, H. Farrcli nd two other
men from the recruiting office at Albany,
N. Y arrived in the city Tuesday and
will conduct a recruiting campaign hero
from February 16 to 21, inclusive. The
object of the campaign will bo to put
before tho young men of this section tho
advantages of a military training In the
matter of obtaining trades and special
training in other lines, as well as tho
advantages to be. derived from the. mili
tary end Itielf.
The program will Include various
stunts dovotcd to publicity. Already in
the window of tho Red 45 is a display of
captured Gorman equipment, machine
guns, caps, and othor articles, as well
as tho equipment used In the United
States army. It is probable that a truck
will be secured from Fort Ethan Alle.n
and a military float made of It. Literature
will bo distributed, speeches made, and
recruiting stimulated 1 In various ways.
Tho neighboring towns will be visited, as
well as tills city.
Tho recruiting nffico in the Howard
Bank building will bo tho headquarters.
The office thero has had fair success and
has averaged about 16 recruits per month.
This season of tho jear Is usually the
RESTORING BLACK WALNUT
Vod of eMiltntr Trees May nr. ns
Valuable as That or Original Korrnl
(From the St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Tho restoration of black walnut trees
is being considered In several States. In
Ohio the Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion In Wooster has Just published a
pamphlet by Edmund Pec-'st of the
forestry section on tho .Jtivatlon of
thoso trees, attention being called to the
great value of the. lumber In many In
dustries and its uso in tho Great War
for airplanes and gun stocks, for which
no other substitute could bo found In
sufficient quantities. Mr. Secrest says
that with proper care trees may bb
grown from seed or transplanting of
small trees to a state of mnturlty where
tho wood will bo of as great value as
that of the original forest.
In Pennsylvania tho Stato Forestry de
partment has undertaken extensive sood
planting In an effort to resorc tho black
walnut, Ono hunderd and fifty bushels
of seed have boen planted in specially
prepared ground at Mont Alto, and
sho-nld produce 10,000 beedllngs for next
spring. Many requests have boen re
ceived from owners or woodland who
desire to start groves of the. trees.
A campaign of tree planting will be
gin in 195) in Kentucky for tho rejuvena
tion of tho forests. In which walnut wll'
no ono or tno special species planted.
Walnut Is said to have been used by
the Ramans, Eometlmcs as veneer over
cedar. During the Middle Ages it wa
a favorite wood for carving, boatitiful
walnut cablnete and doors being elabo
rate examples of tho fifteenth and nlx
teenth rentury popular use of this beau
tlfully grained wood.
"I want you to clean my shop window,"
ssld Mr. Blinks to Muggins, the village
rl nniplon window cleaner. "Do you think
on can do It while I'm away for an hour
"Oh, yes, glad to do 11," rcturn&d Mug
gins. And while Mr. Illlnkii wna nni hn
set to work with a will mid completed tho
jon witn a vengeance.
"Muggins," said Mr. ISlhiha, entering
the shop and glancing at tho cleaner'd
work with approval, "you've dono tho
Job well. Why, tlRT.i isn't a speck or a
scratch to bo seen on tho whole plate!
Hero's your money, and an extra chil
ling. "I'm glad you're satisfied with It," mur
mured Muggins, pocketing the money
"Of courso, 1 am. Why, I can hardly
bctlovo thero Is any glass tbiro at all, It
looks eo clear."
"Well, thero ain't," hald Mucins, mov
ing rapidly toward the door. "Mo and tha
ladder fell through tho glass Just after we
started." London Answers.
"Yos, doctor, i Know mo fla'i wasn't
fresh, but It would havo been entirely
spoiled by tlio next day If I hadn't oaton
j . , i ,ttir,,Mn't It hnvi, l.n.... .-...
ii. - - --, i uciier to
let tho fish spoil than to upset your
stomach " ' "i i ou can give me
somothlng to fls ' etomnch nil right,
hut I'm blewwxl if theie Is anything you
can do for a really spoiled flsli,"-Judge.
Dlbb-"Wt,''B re you g0nB ,n euch a
Glbbs "To tho pollen station Is gel a
warrant for my wife's arrest."
rjbb "On what charge?"
OlobaTtocklng me to sleep."
Wbbs "You can't havo our wife r
rested for rocking you to sloop."
Glhb-"Caii'l. eh? Von should havo
seen tho rock'-KKton Freeman.
BULL GORES 11
Roswell Perrln, 54, Killed at
Hobai t Farm at
Montpeller, Feb. 6. Roswell Perrln,
aged M yars, was killed at tho farm of
Miss Llailo Hobaxt In Berlin about II
o'clock this morning whan gored by a.
bull In tho barnyard of tho placs, Mr.
Perrln had been Instructed tn keep away
from tho animal.
This morning the bull was in the. yard
while Mr. Perrln was employed outside
tha yard, pitching over manure. Thoso
employed about tie place did not seo tho
tragedy, so they do not know how It
happened, 'nut apparently It occurred
when Mr. Perrln went Into tho yard. Mr.
Perrln was dead a few minute after he
was last Been outsldo the barnyard.
The deceased had bn employed at tho
farm for some time, but was working
for his board and room for a short time
until he went to Barre, where he was to
live. He was single and l.i survived by
bis nged mother, a sleter. Miss Nellie
Perrln, n teacher In tho schools In Barrc
and who was at a conference In Mont
peller when the accident took placo. Ho
nlso lcavas a brother, Charles, In Uarro
and another brother living In tho Went.
Alternation of DronRhts and I.'nlne
lint lroluccd Extraordinary
Suggestions that lower California bo
bought by tho United "States from Mex
ico prompted tho National Geographic so
ciety to Issuo a bulletin concerning an
area which Is described by one senatorial
advocate of such purchase as "the verm
iform appendix of Mexico and tho Achilles'
heol of the United States."
"It may be unknown to many that the
United States or Its citizens havo twice
had complete possession of lower Cali
fornia," says tho bulletin, which Is based
on a communication to tho society by E.
"During the Mexican war, in 1M7, the
forces of the United States occupied the
principal points In tho peninsula and de
clared It American territory, but relin
quished it at the close of hostilities. In
1SS3-M It was again captured and a gov
ernment temporarily organized by bands
of American filibusters under Walker.
This ill-advised venture lacked support
and quickly came to a disastrous end.
"Lower California Is tho long narrow
peninsula that projects about 800 miles
southeasterly from tho southern border of
California. Its width varies from about
30 to over 100 miles, and Its Irregular
coast-IInc, over 2,000 miles long. Is bor
dered by numerous islands. Being mainly
a mountainous, desert region. It ifi thinly
peopled and presents many sharply con
trasting conditions. Low, sun-scorched
plains, where death by thirst awaits the
unwary traveler, Ho close to the bases of
towering granite peaks, belted with wav
ing plno forests and capped In winter by
"Vast desolate plateaus of ragged black
lava embosom gem-like valleys, whero
verdure-bordered streams "ad tho spread
ing fronds of date palms .scall the mys
terious hidden vales of tho 'Arabian
Nights.' Tho western coast Is bathed by
cool waters and abundant fogs, while tho
eastern fhoro in laved by tho waves of a
warm Inland sea, sparkling under almost
"Although adjoining some of our best
known territory and with a recorded his
tory which goes back almost four cen
turies and teems with varied events, the
peninsula still remains ono of tho least
known parts of North America. Tho early
chronicles tell of Its discovery In 1533 by
an expedition sent out by Cortes in search
of a fabulously rich Island said to have
been inhabited by Amazons.
"It has been estimated that at the time
of it3 discovery the peninsula, including
many of the bordering Islands, was peo
pled by about 33,000 Indians. Tha Inhab
itants vigorously resented the Intrusion
of newt. i ners, and for more than a cen
tury efforts to establish military colonies
In the new land resulted in disastrous
"During one period In its history the
southern shores of the peninsula aerved
as tho lurking place of Sir Francis Drake
arid other freebooters lying In wait for
tho treasure-laden Spanish galleons on
their annual voyages from Manila to Mex
ico. "Afterwords, during the first two-thirds
of the last century', thoso shores wore
visited by numerous half-pirate smug
glers and by rleots of whalers and seal
ers, drawn thero by the swarming abund
ance of whale, fur aral, sea elephants,
and sea otter. So ruthless was the pur
suit of these animals that In a few decades
they wero on the verge of extermination,
jmd tho business ended, apparently for
ever. "During tho last half century all parts
of the peninsula have been visited, main
ly by Americans, In search of mines and
other natural tehources, but little of tho
knowledge thus gained has become avail
able, to tho public. Gold, silver, copper,
Iron, and other minerals and much fertile
land havo been found, hut the scarcity of
water, fuel, forage, and the difficulties
of transportation havo united with other
causes to bring about many failures In tho
attempts to develop these resourced.
"Tho isolation of the desert lowlands of
lower California, combined with alter
nations of long-continued droughts and
heavy rains, has tesulted In the develop
ment of the rlohcst and most extraor
dinary desert flora In the world.
"One. morning, in front of Magdalona
ba, 1 rodo out from a dense growth of
bushes Into ,iu opon area and pulled up
my horse In amazement at bight of the
most extraordinary of them nil, Before
me was .i great bed of creeping dovil
cactus, which uppearcd like a. swarm of
gigantic caterpillars creeping In all di
rections. Theso plants actually travol
away from tho common renter of the
group, and I caw many single sections 20
to 30 yards away from Uie others. The
part of the stem resting on tho ground
sonds down rootlots and the older stems
dlu In tho rear at about thu same rale ns
they grow In front, so they slowly move
uway from the i-olimy acrots tho IlatH
A'hcrn tbey live.
"A largo number of tho smaller kinds of
desert mammals never drink water. Tlioy
llvo and thrive on dry seeds and scraps
of vegctutl.in In places where the heat
nn! urldlty aro exreive without ever
touching their lips t water, nnd It has
even been found Impossible to teach soma
of them to tako water In captivity. Ap
parently they never know thirst or the
delight of quenching it,"
FIVE KERNELS OF CORN
Whin h PlyaioBtli Pllrrtms Cmm
This year will mark the tercentenary of
the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth,
Mass., which occurred lit December, 1620.
Tim Boston Post Is publishing articles
dealing with this subject. One of tho
latest tcctui0aulet-tht repr4uoMoiv-nS on
VENERATED BY ALL,
DIES IN 87TH YEAR
After nearly a half century of fatthfv.l
scrvloi with tho French people of Bur
lington, Monslcnor Jerome Marie Cloarcc,
affectionately called "Tho Grand Old
Man," beloved and venerated by Prot
estants and Catholics alike, d!w', Tues
day afternoon at 2:25 o'clock after an
Illness of only four days, aged R5 years.
Ho wan sunVrlnE f -"r.i a cold last
week, hut did tjoi fee. III enough to
give up his work and officiated at the
funeral of Muss Virginia Protein on Fri
day morning. In tho aftomoon hn grew
worse und the cold developed Into pneu
monia. Ho was active to tho last and
only last week went out at mld-nlght to .
administer tho last rites of tho church
to Peter Olrard. In Illness as In health,
MonslBnor Cloarcr. was faithful to his
duties In tho church. Ail through his
delirium ho was carrying out his work
and last Sunday night ho was continually
talking of the funeral of Mrs. Louis
Gosscltn, an old parishioner, .oso
funeral took place on Monday and at
which hn expected to ofllcUte. His spirit
of sacrifice, too, nhver loft him, for It
was lr osilblo for elthor nurse or doctor
lo ki '.int to allovc a. drop of water to
pass .' t l!pa as ho wished t- rcnialn
fasting In rrdtr to offer the Holy Sacri
fice of rho Mats.
Cn Monday ho seenu'd to realuu that tho
end was near, for ho turned lo Father
Lscouture, who has boen associated with
him for many yoara, and said, "I think
that my day has come."
MonBlgnor Cloaroc was one of thoso
rare men who novor seem to ktow old.
Although nearly S7 years old at tho
tlmo of his death ho could road per
fectly without glasses and his hearing
was unimpaired. His health ueemed
good and ho wan In no way feeble.
Last year, when tho Influenza epidemic
rage In the city, Monslgnor Cloarec
worked day and night administering
the last rites to tho sick, doing all he
could to make the sick of his parish
more comfortable and officiating at
funerals. At ono tlmo ho was tho only
priest at St. Joseph's to tako charge of
tho funerals, us both Fr. Lacouturo and
Fr. Billon were 111, but this strenuous
work seemed to have no bad effect up
I i his early years Fr. Cloarec uaw to
Miw "vants of his largo parish nil alone
as at that time there wero no assis
tants. The list of people he has married
during the 49 years ho has served here
Is long and many a brido has come to
bo married by tho priest who marrlod
her mother and father. Then there are,
too, many babies whom he has baptiz
ed who havo lived all of their years
up to young manhood and womanhood
and who havo always been under his
influence. To them he won a part of
their lives. On many occasions the peo
ple' of the dloceso of Burlington have
como together to show their love and
respect for this grand old man. In 190S.
on .Tuno 29th and 30th, tho members of
fit. Joseph's parish tendered him a re
ceptlon in honor of tho golden jubilee
of his priestly ordination. In this re
ception many of tho prominent people
of Burlington to6k part. This ceremony
was remarkable for tho spirit of ex
ultant gladness that filled the hearts
of all. Fivo years later, on Juno 17,
1913, Fr. Cloarec fittingly colebratod
his 80th birthday and tho day following-
as If to prove that his years had
llttlo effect on his great constitution,
left for Europe. Ho was absent about
threo months, having visited the scenes
of his youth In Brittany and tho Eter
nal City. On his return no was greeted
with joyous acclamations by his
parishioners and friends.
In 191S was celebrated his diamond
jubilee, the 60th anniversary of his or
dination, and in that ho took an active
part in all the festivities of the two days
July 3 and 1. celebrating tho high mass
and responding with enthusiasm to tho
address given In his honor. Tho llttlo
children of tho diocese of Burlington look
ed to him with all the devotion of their
oung lives, and they wero allowed to
observe-his birthday by having tho schools
cioio on that day, tho 17th of June.
To all of his friends and the people of
his parish the death of Father Cloarec
comes as a great shock. Thero Is little
that can ba said that can express the truo
feeling of tho community and tho church
old woodcut entitled Ths Five Kernels
of Com," which relates to an incident In
the early history of the colony. Tho Post
says: According to the story, starvation
no menaced the colony In tho summer of
1G23 that only a pint of corn was left.
This was solemnly divided among fhe
despairing colonists, five kernels being
allotted to each. It Is one of thoso stories
for which there is no evidence cither for
or against, but Goodwin, In his "The
Puritan Republic," makes the pertinent
suggestion that flvo kernels of corn apiece
would hcrdly have done anyone any good,
and that the Pilgrims, when thty got
down to their last pmt, would havo been
much moro apt to keep that small amount
Intnct for cases of sickness.
That starvation did come nearer to
wiping out the colony In 1823 than it had
In the previous summer, we do know.
Wo have Wlnslow's word for It, that he
saw men staggering from weakness In
the Plymouth fields. To those who had
come over In tho Mayflower, It must
sometimes have Beemed that a malignant
power had determined to wreck their
hopwful enterprise. They had barely sur
vived the frightful epidemic of the flret
Plymouth winter. Then they had been
scourged by famine In 1623. And tho fol
lowing rummer, they suffered tortures
from hunger. But they carried on. as
tltoy bad always carried on, and when
this last decisive trial of all hsd been
put behind them, they were never- again
to stand face to faco with disaster, 8
They hal planted their soed in April
of lf!23. In rood weather. Tho corn and
tho vegetables came up well, and tho
healthy rows of young, greon leaves were
a reotijurlng sight. Moro seed had been
planted than In tho previous years, and
never had the fields looked better during
the first weeks of growth,
But thero came a day that semmer
when no rain fell, and thero followed,
day after day, cloudlets weather. For
tho first few days, llttlo thought was
given to this absence of rain. It s.a.s
uncomfortably hot, but presumably tno
men and woman und children wero glad
to havo tho bright sunlight pouring down.
But u week of fair weather lengthened
Into two, and three, nnd finally to itr,
The very ground under their fesjt seemed
to havo lost all Its vitality. It war. says
Bradford, like withered hay. The corn
drooped, changed color nnd saome.1 ut
terly lost Tho beans looked as parcho.
as though a (lro had swept across tho
Held. Then, for tho first and only tlmo,
(loom was nearly universal, Tho men
who had made light of all their earlier
privations and perils now went about
with grave faces. Tho most optimistic
and stout-hearted of them all, men who
had not covered when Illness ewept
uironm the settlement or when Indiana
were dreaded, now had no spirit left to
go on. It seemed at last iui though tho
flory spirit In that llttlo band had seen
They had done aU that men miht do.
U'helr God was now their colo refuge,
In this rcat low that ba Ju bten v f
fered, but td quolo at: artlc.o In m
Mary's Parish monthly of a few yoar.i
ago referring to tho lau Fauirr .ium.t
"His pratfOA aro nuosured by tbo heart
beats of alt who have i-omt t,:ide:- his
kindly paternal influence. Ills tiobit: t
monuments aro temples, neither of stor.j
nor of wood, tut llvlnp tcmp'.oa of flefi
and blood rcoroJ by htm atcrrdlng I.
the e tenia! prlndfiiis of truth an,
FATHER CLOAREC'S LIFE
Jerome Mario C!oarc was born Jun
17, U33, at St. Sauvcur, Brittany (France),
In 1353 ho oamo to America, spent iir
years at St. Marr's Seminary, Balttmor ,
Md preparing himself for the Holy
Priesthood, I.'.o was ordained In the olt!
St. Mary's Church In this city by tho late
BIMiop DtCoccbriand on July 4. 1S3S, Thu
vi-nirablo archbishop of Baltlmoris, I1 1
"eminence Cardinal Glbbor.s, was on o!
;ls follow.semlnarl.'ina ot tho seminar
Tho Rev Father CI .i-ri"" was rr.it
appointed at lictinlngto!:, whtre lie r
walncd for two years until liCl v.htu
ho was called to Burlington to becon i
the rector of 'i. Cathedral. During
eight yci-rs he Ijbornd zoalously to de
vtlop St. Mary'a parish. Bishop DeGoes
briand then gavo Father Cloaroc hargo
of tho French-Canadian parish ot Rut
land. But ho wuh not to remain long In
the "Mnrblo Cl'.y." Tho rapidly li,-tca-Ing
parish of ot. Josfip'i demanded thn
attention cf h ::ealous and ab'o paste
and the Rt. Rev. Bishop, like the Egyp
tian King of old, thought none wan better
fitlv'Z thun the Rev. Jerome M Clo.irea
to direct the destinies of tho parish which
was to becomo the largest of the State.
The appointment was made, August 1,
It soon became evident that the old
St. Joseph's Church, located on the hill
where St. Joseph's Aca-drmy now stands,
was much too small for the congregation
Tho site of the present church way
secured and the corner stone of the new
edifice laid on July I, 1SSI. Tho work
progressed rapidly, and the present St
Joseph Church, the largest In the dloce:,r
of Burlington, was solemnly blesFp.d by
Archbishop Fabro of Montreal, June 2),
The privilege of having a church con
pecratcd Is one which not many churche?
enjoy; and only very few pirishe3 in
Vermont, outside the city of Burlington,
can boast of tho honor. St. Joseph's
Church, freo from debt and enriched by
a beautiful new marble altar, was
solemnly consecrated by the III Kov
J. S. Mlchaud, August 22, 1901, assisted
by the Rt. Rev. M. Decelles, bishop of
St. Hyacinth, and the Rt. Rev II.
Gabriels, bishop of Ogdcnsburg N. Y.
Monslgnor Cloarer also built S.
Anthony's Church on Park avenue. th
Holy Crors chapel at MollettV Bay and
the present rectory at St. Joseph's beside-
the schools and convent.
Father Cloarec had been honored with
all the favors that, are usually conferred
upon a faithful priest, exclusive ot tho
mitre. He was chosen as one of tin;
blshopV consultors on the first board
elected ill the diocese, July, 1W5, He had
been chosen slnro at every triennial
"lertlon. He Is one of the trustees nf the
diocesan corporation, organized in 15?s.
On December fi, 1S90, when the Rt Re
J. P. Mlchaud was installed as bishop
of Burlington, Father Cloarec was ap
pointed vicar general of tho diocese, thus
taking a greater part In its admlnlstrn
tlon. Ho had been more than once nd
mlnlstrator of the diocese, during tho
absence of the hlshop and during tho
vacancy of tho See. The crowning honor,
however, was conferred upon Father
Cloarec when In 1901, August 23. at tho
request of the Rt. Itev. Bishop Michaud,
he was raised to tho rank of domestic
prelate by tho Pope and invested with
tho insignia of that office. The impos
Int: ceremony very appropriately took
place on the occasion of the consecration
of St. Joseph's Church, since which date
he frad been known more familiarly as
The funeral will be held Friday morn
ing at ten o'clock at St. Joseph s Church
This will bo preceded by t office for
the dead at 9:30 o'clock by tho priess
of tho diocese, and the funeral will bo
celebrated by the Rt Rev. Bishop J. J.
A day was set apart for ' a solemn day
of humiliation." All '.he colonists met
In their room for public worship trd
foil upon their knees, bcsoccLlng God t"
answer tbcli humble prayers.
When they gathered m the fort tho
sklea wero as Implacably baleful as they
had been tiittugh thoso six lonp; weeks.
Anxious yes nad searched the horizon
on all 8tJcs, and nowhere could the
farthest-sighted among them seo tha
tlulect cloud. Tho prayed, steadily and
pas!oi;atciy, for mere than eislu hours.
They ackrowltdgod U'.elr unworthlnejs,
but they asked God to show mercy
And when they left tho fort that after
noon their hearts beat hlsh with grati
tude, for on ull sides the clouds wcie
gathering, t!n first time in six weeks
that tho sun ImU not biased fortn In
unchallenged supremacy. The nxt
morning rain was falling, and for two
weeks there woro showers, mixed in with
enough sunshine to keep the ,-v,inS
things healthy. It was, moreover, unlike
any of the rains that they known
before, extending over so long a period
Thero were no destructive winds and Hi
water oarue down so gentlv that Wli ii
says It seemed to !. diatltlei. Tl
withered corn and their drooping s,i
wero r:vjvea together.
THIRTEEN .MONTHS IN THE YB.tH
I Prom tho Detroit News)
Altitoush the calendars of all naticm
now m;ke January 1 Nov.- Year's day,
thero ore, many race-i who do not eon
sldcr that the yo.ir begins at thtt time.
Tho Natchez Indians, for instar.'e, begin
the.r y.iar with March, which they con
sldcr "Der Month," whilo j!if:iivry, com
ing In the middle of cold weather, has ilie
Floomr Ctie, "Cold Maal Mouth." If U,
however, n turkey month too, jomLtlir.t-s,
though October l th( real "Vurkij
Month," and in both seasons wrstllns
ntivtehos aro held with tutkey-i i.n prizes.
Tho turkey does not Spura at Thankr
giving, Christmas or Now Year's, , thr.
havo regular turkey feasts in Octobei
and often In January.
Theso some lodlciu have lhirtei
months to their year, beginning Wtfc
"Deer Month" in March, and runu!
"jttr.iwberrj Manlh,' "Llttlo Cm
Month," "Watermelon Month." "Peari
Montn," "Mulberry Month," "Great Cor
or Malzo Month," "Turkey Month "
"Bison Month," "Hoar M.onth," "Cold
Meal Month," "Chestnut Month" and
"Nut Month," which, coming 1 mid
winter BlicntfW. as does the "Cold Meal"
month, that food Is dlffloriit to procure.
Census Taker "What's your husband j
Wn. Dlbkloe iwho tnarm In waabipg) -"He's
"What liner' '
"He eootraoU debts, coio on u a ss
whenover no aete a eh,nce." Tuna!o Uv