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jwm mmLWtwcti mm press and times. Thursday, February io, 1920
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The growth of this bank is not due to
luck nor favor. It id Very largely due to our
depositors. tIt is due to the fact that it has
been our aim to make this bank all that a
bank ought to be.
Ycsur lest Friend
Tho best friend any man lias in the world ie money
m the Bank.
It asks no questions about: his conctact or moral char
acter. It will help you out o( difficulties, aavo you from em
barrassments, bring you peace and comfort and joy.
It will give you food and drink and shelter, and ask
no questions.
Put money in the bank. It will always be your friend
m need, and a friend in deed.
N ' . t T -
ie fnllowmr t.bln elves tile nam's and
S5jgJb- IF II 1
Cow Testing association which produced more than 40 pounds of butterrat or
pounds of milk during the period of SO days, ending January 31, 1930- It will be
ed that H K and X E. Frink have ten cows in the list. This is one-half of tho
1 f tne Frink Brothers, who havo had these cows in this high class month after
it.i showing a very excellent record. One of these cows, ' Mae," holds the record
the county In tho month of January, with 1113 pounds of milk and 70.S pounds of
' rfa . Mn F X Rhodes has nine cows
u-nr Niim and Number of Cow.
C Fuller Miss Johnson
TuUer Kkkei -
ry & bheperdEon, .so 33
E V Rhodes. Pllly H
E A Rhodi Jcnney C
E A. Rnodc-. Bobby
E. A Rhodes Roman No?a
E A Rhodes Yellow Horns
E A Rhodes. Kate L
E. A. Rhodes-, riesla
E A. Rhodes, Ida M
K. WeEtaU. Nn lv
Ight Clark No. 41
ttenden Clark No. 12
ttenden Clai!- . A
ttenden fiarit 4K
ifiinfin t i.irK '
Tvnnn i- ..t-tti i-, .,
nwood Farms 421
E & X E. Frink, Brindlc
E E Frink. St Uol
E 5; N E Frink, Josephine
E .fc X E Frink Daffle .
E. A. .. h Frink. Maae
E .t N I-. Frink, Jersey
E. . XI Fnnk, Black cow
E & X E Frink, Ayrshire
E. & N F. Frink, Lucy
E. .v N r F'lnV. Dolly
M Hazard, No S
roe A: Sequin, Xo. 7f ...
S Govt No. 1 ,
.- Gov ,. Xo
S. Gove, Xo 1 .
S Gove, Xo. J
? Gove. Xo. f
Foster filavtnn of Barrr, 1r snffrtrlnir
miu i. nr. v.M CL.rLiiiii ,1. lir ! in inr
i.wjiii niu'; nun .iiiJi, lit cmjiiii; tin .
a tiiu v seized tlm keroseno can to
nil nrr , A enroll Vilnn . nnAl, -
to the da.n immediately, iiauslng him
drop it to eludu serious burns about
o face The can exploded, sotting the
?m in flames as the liquid spread
ho farthest door about 15 feet from
stovo. Tho explosion ali'o ciiused a
iuu MCLiiB oi fejrr.iwi s to o; tu.n on
A r- A I, 1. lM,n,,
"icn tnin max not n a avton's niini n
C'lll .1IJU1 tlllt 11U.III1 IWlll LUl! UblltT
-.o.li .villLll r ivilll- uui-l.!JU 1,111.11
both arms, as well as about tho
n, ho ran out doorti and rolled In the
owuitnK. ann uountiess nrevontpri
ore r.erioUH burns. Tho flro depart
ent was summoned by telephone and
nee tho house Is just across tho stroot
vt'rui i remftn ran io tno uniim. wtiii
. name. J-JVerv floo- In tlin rnnm
nun ii.im-r ann ceil-
l" filfto ISfirt hn,nnih fnlin.i ... , .1.
Mre. Georpro Rand of Port Norfolk,
ii fc txti. vi,. ijiLMi uii ii. irn mv at r
The town of Shrewsbury has hrought
in ill iiuliu ufiiiiiiv f nurr in rnKAtiA-
that town. Tho town claims Mr.
liori took tho school house, which
as on tho town property and turned
Into a sugar house by Installing
aporatorn and equipment.
Antonio Cedronl, who on September 1'7
mi onu. . wcwii 3i,iiii:iit (, isitrro lias
edronl was arrested In Qulncy, Mass.,
ewer or t'oiice Andrew Mitchell on
rmn.r in rnip.r rnrnnii i t vri v. ,
(targe wan later changed by content of
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records of the cow in the South Chltten-
In the list for tho month of January.
Hrecd Pounds Pounds
otCo.v Mill:. Rutterfat.
G. H. 1241 35.0
G. H. J19H U.S
G. II. 1074 "5.4
G. 11. 12S
G. H. 1135 11.9
G. H . 1CS3 Sfi
G. H. 10S3 SCJ
G. A. 12.j7 45
G. A. 12S3 tS.d
G. A. II 7
G. A. 1257 IS 5
G. A. 102-4 39.9
R. 'H. HS3 36 7
R. H. 1151 43.!
R. H. 111 34 6
R. II. 1.330 43.4
R. H. 1441 .V.7
U. H. 13-42 3S.9
g. g. n o
G. G. 1M3 jrt.l
R. C. 76 45.S
Grade HIS 33.9
G. H. 1U9 .115
G. H. 134S 1
G. H. 1033 15.4
G. H. 1143 70.S
G .1. 1X)2 41.S
G. H. 1272 56.0
G. A. 93 41.2
Grad W 42.0
G. H. 1W 36.0
G. H. 332 40.0
G. H. S27 42.3
C. H. 7W 14.1
G. A. 1037 35.:;
G. H. 1022 33.7
n. H. 11PO 36.8
R, 11. 1077 32.3
n. H. 1019 35.7
P.. H lOtv'S 35."
R. H. 13K 4t6
ELLIOTT II. FRINK, stcretarj-.
I he State's attorney to a simple assault.
The affair which implicated Cedronl oc
curred after he and a long-time enemy
had como to blows. They met again nnd
seeing his enraged coupntryman approach
ing, Splnclll fcoentcd danger, bo when
Cedronl whipped out a 32-callbro revolver
and shot, Splnelll ducked and tho bullet
lodged In the casing of a door. Joseph
Crlstoffero Montpeller narrowly escaped
death, as tho bu'Jet grazed his head
enough to make a scar. Cedronl eluded
the police for nearly a. month, but was
finally found in Qulncy, Mass.
Henry, W. Marsh. fi5, who died at
Bennington tho other day was cm-
ployed for 17 consecutlvo years as car
in8,.eotor for the Rutland railroad at
North Bennington. Early in 1847 the
elder Marsh began tho construction of
the family home. With tho exception
of a comparatively short porlod during
tho Civil War, when he was employed
in a powder mill In Hartford, Conn.,
that was making black powder for tho
federal governJmont, the hous'n Jiajd
continually beon his homo, nearly If
not all of 70 years.
Bellows Falls Iuls recently voted to
increase ualarlou for tho present yoar.
All teachers in the village schools re
ceive $200 lncreaso, all at Boston's
River vlUagii $150 and all rural
teachorn $100. Thin makes an average
of $701.50 for overy rural teacher In
tho town. In Proctor all teachers havo
beon voted a bonus of $76 for this
year. Plttsfonl raised all rural teach
ers $3.00 a week and high school
teachers from $200 to $300 for tho year.
Salisbury has given a flat Increase
of $3.00 per week.
The gob was on shoro-leavo and happy
because ho had found a girl oh affec
tionate us he. His joy was dimmed,
however, for a bluocoat had forbidden
spooning iiii tho park, and his girl had
tabooed It In the streets. But life took a
now turn when he saw a man kiss his
wife farewell In front of tho Pennsyl
vania Station, New York. Ho rushed his
girl toward u crowd hurrying toward Uio
Philadelphia express, and bado her a
'fond farewell. When tho crowd thinned
thoy joined a throng for Washington
and repeated the act. Thoy repeated U
again before the Chicago train. This
was too much for a rolorod porter who
had been watching. He r.tepped up to
the gob. "Boss" ho oald, "why don't you
go downstairs nnd try the Tong Island
Station? DenV local trains am a-leavln'
liios' all do time I" F.vcrybody'e.
One of Burlington' Most Promt
ncnt Citizens and Greatest
Benefactors Succumbs After
Brief Illness Following a Cold
Contracted on BusbtcBS Trip
TJu Hon. Winittm J. Van Patten, one of
BurllnBton most promtnont. citizens,
ex-mayor nnd one of tlio city's Greatest
bnfotor, ditvl Friday evotilntr at 10:10 brief lltners. arrived In tills city fcun
o'cleck In New York cltv after a brief tlav morning, accompanied by hl3
U)nM lilt death occurred at tho homo
of hla daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles S.
Van Patten, after an lllnccs of only a few
diyi' duration, IiIh condition not becom
ing; critical until Friday morning.
1 Mr. Van Patten went on business to
Boston February 8 -od In going
on to New York on Thursday, during tho
sever, blizzard, with ht train many hours
late, caught cold. Ho was about tho
next day, however, but on Saturday h..d
to toko to hla bed. His cold aggravated
an old trouble, and durlnB Thursday night,
ho bocaroe suddenly worse. His dsugh
ter. Mlr-s Elizabeth Van J'atton.
wont to New York to oirr- for htm.
Mr. Van Pattern was born at Wauwatosa,
Wis.. September 3. 1848, tbo son of Wil
liam H. and Mary (Vandcrpool) Van Pat
ten. He came to BurZJ.mton to live In
1SG4, and married Miss Harriet Union
ten years later.
State and GountT Tjcaderm In Inter
Church "World Mo-rcmemt Orjfanlr
A meeUng for tha organization oi tho
State, and county leaders of the ntew
ardshlp department of tho Inter-Church
World Movomcnt wan hold at tho Sher
wood hotel Tuesday. Tho Rev. George
E. Price of Rutland Is chairman of tho
stewardship department for tho Stte.
The movomcnt that is now being organ
ized Is a part of the regular Tntcr-Church
World program which Is being carried out
at this time, looking toward the highest
point at. the Easter eoason. Tho campaign
for 10,000,000 Christian stewards In the
United States, of whom Vermont wlU be
expected to furnish her share, begins next
Sunday, February 22, and continues until
Easter. Next Sunday will bo known In the.
United States as Stewardship Enlistment
County chairmen will direct the cam
paign, in the. churches of their county,
where' Is Is expected a uniform program
of activity will bo carried out. Th' meeN
Ing Tuesday was to outline thi3 uniform
program and to complete the organiza
tion by counties.
Professor Raymond McFarland of Mid
dlebury, executive chairman for the Stato
of Vermont, was In charge of the moot
ing. Among those present were Dr. W.
A. Davison of Burlington, State chair
man: the Rev. W. S. Mulholland of Vcr
ceniics; thn Rev. .7 M. Perry of Bcn-
nincton: the Rev. James S. Brakor of
Burlington; tho Rev. Stanley Cummlngs
of St. Albans: O. S. Stancllff of Morris-
villc; and thoRev. Walter Thorpe of Bran
don. Other county chairmen and those in
terssted in the movement were prevented
from being at tho meeting by tha lack
of train bervico duo to tho storm.
The full organization of Vermont by
countieH In the stewardship campaign
has been perfected as follows:
Addison county, the Rev. W. S. Mul
holland, Vergennes.
Bennington county, the Rev. .1. A. Per
ry. Bennington.
Caledonia county, Mr. J. t. Thyng,
Chittenden county, the Rev. James s.
Braker. Burlington.
Essex county, the Rev. Robert Law-
ton. Island Pond.
Franklin county, the Rev. Stanley Cum
mlngs, St. Albans.
Grand Isle, county, the Rev. C. B. Davis,
Lamoille county. Mr. fi. S. Stancllff.
Orange county, Mrs. O. If. Pattrell. Un
ion Village.
Orleans county, the Rev. U A. bid-
wards, Newport.
Rutland county, the Rev. v alter
Thorpe. Brandon.
Washington county, the Rev. C, D.
Plpper, Montpeller.
Windham county, tho Rev. J. 11. Black-
burne, Townshend.
Windsor county, tne Rev. Burton
Fisher, North Fpringfleld.
St. Albans, Feb. 17. The petit jurors for
the March term of Franklin county court
woro drawn this afternoon by Sheriff G.
P. Catlln. Tho term will open Tuesday,
March 9, Superior Judge Sherman R.
Moulton of Burlington presiding. The
jurors are as follows:
Bakcrsfleld: J. S. Barr, Gay Wheolock:
Berkshire: Alfred Cook, C. E. Conklln;
Enoshurg. D. C. Woodward, M. L. Shar
low. II. P. Hopkins: Fairfax: Walter E.
Shedd, R. A. Corrigan: Fairfiold: L. S.
Gilbert. A. A- Potter, W. 11. Hendricks;
Fletcher: G. R. Glllilan. Oscar A. Kins
ley: Franklin: Arthur Titemore, Halsle
Webster; Georgia: Frank Churchill, Asa
Pattec, I,. E. Stanley. Hlghgate; Charles
W. Sibley, J, R. Mooro; Montgomery:
B. H. Jewett, Clayton Fuller; Richford:
B. I Atwell, I, N. Janes, Byron Fletcher;
Sheldon: Eugene Trudoau, Melvln Wright;
St. Alhans city: R. F. Bellows, Burton
W. Brown. T. S. Houghton; St. Albans
town: James McGinn, Jay Button: Swnn
ton: Clark C. Hubbard. L. E. Cray and
Charles Carman.
Blaine, Wash., Feb. 17. (By associated
Press). Erection of a hugo memorial arch
en tha International boundary hero to
commemorate tho century of peace be
tween Canada and tho United States Is
being urged by good roads men of Wash
ington and British Columbia.
Tentative plans call for tho erection of
tho arch in a big park to be established
oh tho Pacific highway on both sides of
tho boundary. Tho city of Blaino Is will
ing to purchase the American share of
tho park if the British Columbia parlia
ment will buy tho Canadian side.
Samuel Hill, of Beattle, presldont of the
Pacific Highway association, Is leading
tho movemmt for the arch. Rocently
Mr. Hill and snvoral W.ishlngton and
British Columbia good ronds men asked
Premier John Oliver of British Columbia
to old In promoting thn project. Mr. Oliver
promised to consider tho matter. ,
Brown "Now that women are about to
vote I think I shall advise my wlfo to go
Into politics,"
Banks "Do you think she could make
a success at It?"
Brown "I know she could. No matter
what happens she's always right!" New
York Post,
"Maud Olrtby Interest,? herself too much
In other people's affaire."
"Indeed she does. Why. she never hear,
of a trantactlon Involving an enjage
mcnt ring without wishing she had a tin
ier 'In it." Bottnn Transcript.
William J. Van Patten, Burling
Ion's dealest Benefactor and
a Leader iu Developing Ad
vantages Which Make Queen
City a Unique Place for Home
Tho body of the Hon. William J. Van
Fatten, whoso death occurred In New
York city latn Friday nigni fitter
dauchter Miss Ellzaboth Van Patten,
md hid dnughtrr-lii-law, Mrs. Charlc3
S. Van Patten. Tho body was taken to
hln rosldcnco at 133 houth Union
Without question no man in Rurllngton,
from tho earliest days of lis bottlcmeiit
his money went his hrt and thought
and Influenco also went. Ho was
ader In develop ng nil t om jdviln,eB I
hlch mako K-.rlington unioue ar. a vlaro,
to live In among cities of its size.
The story of his lifo Is a kind of mod
em fairy tale; a. story of dreams come
true such as could only have happened
In America. It Is Uie. story of a boy
who came to Burlington with a dollar
In his p..cket. whose enterprise and re
source were determining factors In tho
Hess, whoso natur-1 goodness caused him
to turn back practically all of his gains
Or tho benotlt of his fellow men. In
other I'ountrlci men rlso by ability to
great heights, but the kind of self
effacing devotion to the public welfare
which found expression in tho lifo of
Mr. Van Patten Is absolutely unknown
outside of America.
Mr. Van Patten wjs by nature a re
markably conscientious man. The old
farmer with whom ho lived as a boy lit
Bristol. Vt., snld: "When ho brought In
the cows. I always know that all tho
11. n. a. i.iv,
bars would be put had: up as they should
A C Spear, Ktirllncton's old drnfjgist.
with whom ho served his apprenticeship.
used to cay that ho was always studying j
and learning about new things. !
This pioneering quality ro-operatlnc
with the wonderful salesm r 'hip of Mr.
Rlchardfon nnd tho Judgment of tho
Wells h'others made a business team
which is was hard to equal, and resulted
in the development of a business of
world-wide influence. Mr, Van Patten
took up the Idea of aniline dyes which
had been recently discovered in England,
and bat the world In producing the best
dyee for household use. He and his
associates introduced tho manufacture of
milk-sugar into thli country. He was a
pioneer in the production of condensed
milk. First and labt, he probably has
started here or brought here more indus
tries than nny other man.
Though Mr. Van Patten's business
career was remarkable, it wb his per
sonality that people loved. Ho was as
unassuming and friendly In the days of
his greatest success ns the humblest
citizen. Tho silly swagger, the feeling
that they must act rich which wealUi
reveals In lesser men, was absolutely
foreign to his nature. The only way In
which he desired to act rich was by giv
ing grandly. The only way in which ho
cared to assert his leadership was by
working harder than anyone else In every
good cause.
It would be impossible to sum up nil
that Mr. Van Patten did for tho people
of Burlington. Probably few of his fel
low citizens ever knew of a, tenth part
of his labors in their behalf. As mayor
of the city, in 1S9. and 1S93, ho put not
only his unusual energy and ability into
the work, but nlao his fortunp. Ho intro
duced the paid flro department at that
time, saying to the people of Burlington:
"If after a year's trial you find that you
do not want tho chemical engine, 1 will
take it off your hands personally." Ho
went to groat personal expenso in set
ting out trees and shrubbery to beautify
tho streets and parks of the city. Ho
backed anything that tended to promote
tho health and happiness of tho people
of Burlington, particularly of tho poorer
people, regardless of expense
Even in those clays befcro tho coming
of the automobile had mado good roads
Uio burning Issuo of tho present day, he
gave studious attention to thifl vubject,
and was Instrumental in procuring for
tho city its first permanent roads, which
also wero tho best roads that we have
ever hud. Through his efforts an expert
in road construction was induced to come
to this city and make a thorough Investi
gation of our road problems, whose report
remains to this day the authority on the
best sources of road material in and
around Burlington. If tho start then
made had been followed, the city would
havo beun saved thousands of dollart,
wasted In the attempt to build our roads
from crumbling sandstone, which, as
then pointed out, was worthies road
For many years it was his great joy
to plan and labor for tho upkeep and
improvement of tho parks of the city.
Ethan Allen Park, which is said to bo
the most beautiful and oxtcnnlvo out-of-door
piay-ground possessed by nny city
of this size in the world, was his gift to
the people of Burl'ngton. The new bath
ing beach wjus his plan. Ho mado him
self nn expert mi matters pertaining to
public parka In order that he might
pine tho city hotter ns park comnils-
ifi.H i Year after year ho served the
v. iy In this capacity, giving to tho parks
of tho city the sumo kind of perronal
attention that a man gives his own
Mr. Van Patten was a thorough student
of tho principle.'' of municipal govern
ment. Long after his terms us mayor
had expired he kept in touch with tho
theories of the best thinkers along thnsn
lines, and succeeded In having embodied
in tho city charter many features which
at tho time of their enactment were
decidedly advanced.
Ho Vitus In the Ica! In nil kinds of good
movements, not only locally, but in a
national way, When the Idea of appealing
to Uiu bettor eldo of young men through
physical betterment swept over tho coup
trv In the Y. M C. A. movement, Mr.
Van P-Usn woe ono of the national lead
ers. From 1SS2 unlll 1SS') he wius national
president of that great organization. It
was through his untiring crforts and the
generosity of his support that tho local
Y, M, C. A secured the fine building in
which It Is housed. When tho Chrliitlun
Endeavor movement was at Its height,
ho was national prewiuent of thut organ
isation. For almost half a century ho
gavo tho dr peat nnd best that was In
him to tin old First Congregational
Church, of which ho was a member.
Hn purchased and turned over for
public servlcii thn lino uld mansion on
lower College street, which Is How known
aa tho Blue Triangle House. Ho has
been for many years president of the
board of trustees of tho Mary Fletcher
hospital Ho haa been president of the
Kuni Hattin Homes at Westminster, Vt.,
for tho earn and training of Indigent chil
dren, from Ihe time of Its founding in
1Q, nd has supported If with generous
donatlonn. For many years he has been
? , ,Ts William V , T Pat on ' prescott. who went to the Mary Fletcher
to good causes os W llani .1. .in 1, j1"611 ' hospital In Burlington last Saturday, died
Ho actually gave . away more an m u morn 8ho umlcrwcnt nn
o,thcr man had ever given, and whrf .. .,.,..,. " ,, ,.,, ,
n trustco of tho FleUiar Free library.
Ho was Instrumental In procuring legisla
tion providing for tha founding of build
Ing and loan associations, and was e.
director In the local ausoclAtlon from the
I lino of Its formation until his death.
It would bo Impossible to enumerate
even n small part of Mr. Van Patten's
good works. Ho lived a long life, which
was nn full of good deeds as hla remark
able energy and capacity for keeping
busy could mako It. Many were his
unrecorded acts of generosity which
helped a boy got an education or startod
oomo young man In business.
Prhaps ho revealed tho uocrct of his
career when ho told a friend that whon
ho was a young man thero wcro co many
things which hn wanted and could not
havo that ho Intended to do all that one
man could toward scouring thoso ad
vantages for young men of coming
generation. One of our older and more
successful business men once said:
"Take him all In bII, Mr. Van Patten Is
tho best man I ever know. If he ever
made a mistake In his life, It was In
trying to help somebody."
I,. P. S.
Middlehnry, Feb. 12.-Mrs. Bertha (Beal)
McQuestlon Prcscolt, wife of H. A,
I doing wll. Xight beforo last she had a
hut last night she grew worse and neve;
hrnl,ht urft on
rallied. Tho body was brought here on
tho noon train and taken to the home
on Elm street.
?Irs. Preacott is survived by her hus
band and one son by nor first husband,
Charles McQuestlon, also by her father,
C. B. Boal, and a sister. Miss Jennlo Beal.
Mrs. Prescott was born In Manchester.
X. H.. October 12, 1S79. Prayers will bo
hV.; tow
tho body will bo taken Saturday morning
to Manchester, N. H., where tho funeral
will bo hold and Interment mado on Sun
Ilo Will Sncceed Franklin IC Lanf, no-
Icncd, Slarch t
Washington, Feb. 13. John Barton
Payne, chairman of tbo shipping hoard
, frt,...., rt,,..l U . it
;" -
tary of tho interior March 1, succeeding
Franklin K. Lane, whose resignation be
comes effective on that date.
While Whlto House officials declined
confirmation, it wna understood that
Senator John Franklin Shafroth, of Colo
rado, had been offered the place to be
vacated by Mr. Payn.
f'halrman Payne cald to-night that h
would accept tho appointment to tho
cabinet because. It was tho wish of tho
President but "my heart Is In tho ship
ping board."
Mr. Payne said he would ask tho
President that ho be permitted to stay
on at the board for a few weeks to en
able him to leave a comparatively clean
slato for his successor by disposing of
the Immedalto buslneso before the board
Including tho sale of the former Gor
man passenger ships nnd tho rc-organ-iatlon
policy now being effected.
Washington, rfb. 13. Former Senator
John Franklin Shafroth of Denver,
Colorado, is understood to havo been se
lected by President Wilson to bo chair
man of the shipping board to biiccd
John Barton Bayne, who was chosen to
day as recretary of tho Interior.
Vergennes, Feb. 16. Between 12 to
13 inches of snow fell hero Saturday
night and yesterday, and from Satur
day night to two o'clock this after
noon no mall could bo received. Roads
aro almost In an impassabln conri'
HAS $250,000 CAPITAL
Montpeller, Fob. 15. The Northern
Trading company of Brn'.tleboro has filed
a cortlficato thai tho company has paid
in tho money vault of three shares of
Atock at $I"0 a shnre. It has filed Its
articles of association for a capital stoc":
of $250,000.
Boston. Feb. 12. Henry B. Endicott,
wealthy shoo manufacturer and chairman
of tho Massachusetts committee on
public safety, during tho war, who was
widely known as an arbitrator of labor
disputes, died at a hospita, in Brookllno
to-nlgh:. He had recently recovered from
an attack of Influenza In tho South but
upon his return to this city a few dayn
Ego complications developed, requiring an
operation. Death wai, directly, duo to
meningitis. ?.Ir. Endicott was &j years
(From tho Dearborn Independent)
Tho original documents of the Declara
tion of Independence and tho Constitu
tion of the United States aro especially
preserved in tho archives of tho stato
department of Washington, and aro nover
revealed to tho light except upon occa
sions of Hpcclal significance, They repre
sent tho official acts, duly described,
feigned and sealed, on which this govern
ment stands. Our form of government,
tho power reposed In tho government,
tho gunranteo of the American forms of
liberty, aro all found upon a few pages
of hand-written parchment.
Tho work of actually preparing the
Constitution was dono lit Philadelphia,
in Independence Hall and occupied four
months. Tho besslons began, under the
leadership of Georgo Washington, on
May 11, 17S7, and concluded on September
17 of tho same year. It was not until tho
year 1790 that all the Thirteen States ac
cepted tho Constitution. An Interesting
comparison might therefore be drawn
between that pleco of work and tho labor
of drafting tho constitution of tho Lea
gue of Nations, which occupied some
eight months of actual work all told. If
tho amo length of tlmo elapses before
tho constitution of the leaguo Is generally
accepted. It will bring us to about tho
year 1922 or 1923.
The captain was rolatlng some of his
murvelous advonturos to a listening
"I hud h. narrow escapo once," ho com
menced, "whllo wo woa coaling at Ma
deira. Me and my poor mate. Bill, had
thrown off our clothes and was having
a swim one morning, when nil at once we
sects a couple o' sharks making for us with
open mouths. There was no chance, so
I makes one dlvo down Into my shark's
throiit. Poor Bill was out with my knlfo
and rips the beggar clean up with ono
cut. Not a pcratch on mo when l gets
"Ono moment, please," said ono of tho
listeners. "I thought you said you wero
swimming. How about that knife, then?"
"O, if you're so particular about a
half-dollar knlfo, you tell tho story your-t-elf,"
replied the captain. "Besides. It
wasn't my knlff at' ail it was poor
Bill's," Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
An ad In tha classified "starts"
real estate tranractlons,
Large and Representative Gath
ering Attend Funeral Services
at First Church Some of His
Traits of Character Referred
to in Pastor's Sermon
The funeral services of tho Hon. Wil
liam J. Van Patten were hold Tuecday
nflernoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First
Church In tho presence of largo gathering,
a gathering representative of tho many
activities of Mr Van Patten's life. Tho
Itev. C. C. Adams, pastor of the church,
paid a touching tribute to tho memory
of ono of Burlington's great benefactors,
and the Rov. E. O. Guthrie, a former
pastor, mado the prayer. Services for the
family were held Tuesday morning nf
11:30 o'clock at the residence, conducted
by the Rev. Mr. Adams, and at 12:30 tho
bod; was taken lo the church to lie In
stale until 1:30 o'clock.
The l.onorary bearers were: Dcarf G. H.
Perkins of tho University of Vermont,
C. P. Smith, W. B. Howo, Howard Crane,
the Rev. 8. O. Barnes, D, D Prof. Evan
Thomas, C. P. CowlC3 and C. E.
Barclay o Boston. Tho body bearers
wero: Byron N. Clark, F. 1j. Nurth. W. H.
Wood, George D. Smith, C. L. Smith and
Dr T. S. Brown.
Preceding tho service, Miss Nash, at
the organ, played the '' following: The
Largo from Dvorak's New World Sym
phony; the Prelude In D flat. Chopin;.
Andante Cantabllc, Techalkowsky; Adagio.
Relnecko; Marche Funebre, Chopin; and
tho following hymnp, "Abide With Me,"
"Lead, Kindly Light," "Peace. Perfect
Peace" and "My Jesus An Thou Wilt."
As the body was borne from tho church
"For All Thy Saints Who From Their
Labors Rest" was played.
The officials of tho city government at
tended In a body, as did also tho em
ployes of the Malted Cereal company: the
trustees, the medical staff, and nurses
of tho Mary Fletcher hospital; the Y. M.
C. A. officers and the Ladles' Auxiliary
to tho Y. M. C. A.: tho Fletcher Free
library staff; tho Vermont Society of
Colonial Wars; the Sons of tho American
Revolution; and tho Merchanta' associa
"And a. man shall he us an hiding place
from the wind, and a covert from tho
tempest: aa rivers of waters in a dry
place, as tho shadow of a great rock In a
neary land." Isaiah 32:2.
Tho period out of which tho proph't
spoke was one of grave anxiety and
mighty expectation. In this It was not un
like tho day in which wa live. This Is a
day of gwe anxiety and mighty ex
pectations. The seer of old haa left us with a
philosophy of history which is by no
means outgrown. He haa beforo him tho
dream of tho ages "A new earth wherein
dwollcth righteousness." But tho dream
Is not to be realized by mechanical
method. The first requisite for "a new
earth and a now heaven" Is Invigorating
character. "And a man shall bo as rivera
of waters in a dry place "
You at once appreciate tho application
nf thero words of the prophet to this oc
casion. Mr. Van Patten was an invignrat
ing presence in our midst, and tho midst
of a much larger environment than is
represented here
And now as I ask you to send your
minds on a backward errand concerning
thl3 life, it is with no thought of reveal
ing anything now, but that we may ap
praise together some of the llfc-givlng
qualities of his character.
When a public benefactor passes out
from our midst, instinctively we think
of his benefaction and public service.
Them arn forces lying behind tho publlo
work o' every man that neod considera
tion. Mr. Van Patten was an Invigorating
presence because of his purity. Thero was
a purifying atmosphere about him. Wo
are glad to havo with us to-day a former
pafclor of his church. There Is another
former pastor, who, I am sure, la with
us in spirit Dr. Atkins of Detroit. Somo
15 years ago there was in these parts of
New England a moral collapse of a good
man, which received Its usual attention
In tha papers. In a company of men,
where Dr. Atkins was present, conver
sation turned upon the matter, a.nd a
doubt In human worth was cynloally ex
pressed. "Wall," sxid Dr. Atkins, "I do not
think that the position of doubt la well
taken. I know of men of whom It Is
Imposslblo to think this Mr. Van Patten,
for Instance." This is what Is meant by
an atmosphere of purity an invigorating
presence. His purity was far beyond thiti.
It was a puv of heart, of tho singlo
motive Here was a llfs that souyKt first
tho kingdom of God.
His lifo was a vitalizing influenco be
cause of his little deeds of klnd-.iess. Xo
ono lives his lifo In a mass! ho Uvea it
In fragments, and from tixo the mass
emerges. Mr. Van Patten wrought large
doeds of klndncjs because tho dally deeds
were dono in a like spirit, tet oro Illus
tration suffice. Not all aro acquainted
with his very real mlnlstiy In tho com
munity through hla flowers. He loved
them. Early beforo tho morning service
on Sunday he would bring his flowers to
tho church, and arrange them with his
own hands, and after tho service he
would say to tho pastor, "Tako these to
any who may be 111." These flower- carried
to a young man at tho hospital, with the
knowledge that they wero from Mr. Van
Patten, were tho malting" over of Ui.it
life. Mr. Van Patten's days were filled
with those little deeds of kindness way
side ministries. And we know that the
wayside ministries were the most Impor
tant in tho life of tho Master. "Ho went
about doing good." It was this that
mado a woman say of him, "Thero Is no
one, outside of my own family, whom I
shall miss more."
There Is something Invigorating about
kindness. It has been callod tho highest
human excellence. Oo back In memory
to your childhood, and who exerted the
most lasting Influence for good upon you?
Thoy wcro kind people. Kindness Is
brotherhood In action. Tho word kind
comes from kin. Tho world to-day does
not need paternity so much as fraternity
tho fraternity of tho sort which was
In this brother of us all.
His was an Invigorating life because
ho carried Into his day ,i public inlnd.
It was this mind that gavo forco and
direction to his citizenship. Thero are
two kinds of citizens responsible nnd
Irresponsible. Thb citizenship of Mr.
Van Patten was of tlio responsible qual
ity. This made hlin a party man. but his
publlo mind saved him from partlzan
ship. Public offices, as mayor of this
city, chairman of the board of park com
missioners, president of tho Forestry
association of Vermont, trustee of tho
Fletcher library, Stato senator, wore
held as a trust. He accopted honor and
rejoiced In It; but ho rejoiced most In
the service ho might ronder through
As a private citizen he wad an eager
student of municipal government, and
actively Interested In all that was best
for tlio city, the State, the nation.
The jreneraUon in which Mr. Van Pat
ten lived witnessed the advent of a new
bocUl order, which In roallty ha been
, roclal revolution, though lacking In vio
lence. Because lacking In violence main
of ua failed to see Its revolutionary cnar
actor. Ho was keenly nllvo to this fact,
and became In a very real uensa a ctudcni.
of contemporary social movement Hp
was more than n. ntudent, ha gavo himself
without rescrvo lo social service; that Is,
to the task of reconstructing society. He
was concerned not merely In saving men
out of tho world, but saving society In
which men lived. Ills nodal ictlvltlen
wcro varied.
Ho gave of his tlmo and moans to the
Vermont AnU-Saloon League, a a a. direc
tor. In Its right against the saloon be
cause tho saloon was . social evil
Ho rendered a magnificent service i inr
f,ufterlng through his untiring eftortt. to
tho Mary Fletcher hospital.
At onco ho became a otrong supporter
of Mr. Dickinson In hlo r.oclal under
taking for homeless boys in the Kur.i
Ifittln Homes at Westminster, Vt . being
president of Its board of directors at the
tlmo of his death.
Ho was a prime mover of the Vermont
Conference of Social Work, and took a
leading part In tho pstabllshment of th
Stato Board of Charities and Probation
Tho Bluo Triangle House wao a gift
of.hls for social service In the city.
Not Infrequently does It happen that
thoao Interested In tnn enterprise of
social betterment como to feel that the
religious consideration Is unnecessary.
The ground of faith Is left as tho field
of conduct Is entered. This was not the
attitude pf mind of Mr. Van Patten. HI?
faith in spiritual reality grew mora sim
ple and profound as tho years passed on.
Ho knp.w that the Kingdom of God could
not bo realized among men unUl It was
established In men. And ao this social
worker became a hard toller at his faith.
No cntcrprUo that sought tho spirit
ualizing of the peoplo especially tho
youth called on him In vain for help.
I suppose It Is correct to fay that to
him, more than to any other man, la duo
tho work of tho Y. M. C. A. In tho State.
To him wo owe chiefly our Y. M. C A.
building In Burlington.
He became a strong financial supporter
of tho Christian Endeavor movement at
Its very beginning, being tho first presi
dent of tho United Society of ChrlsUan
As for his own church, after his home,
here wa3 his next love. Out of tho manv
calls upon his tlmo and generosity he
never neglected his church. His counsel
ws wise, his sacrifice urif paring, hi
presence n benediction.
Here Is a notable example of "the dis
tribution of personal power." The com
forts which wo enjoy, becauso of mod
ern science the light we have, tha water
wo drink, thi means of communication
aro duo to tho distribution of power
Likewise much that we enjoy, as a people
In this city. Is duo to the distribution
of the moral and b-y'.rltual powe- of tb ?
And now God has called him home v
cannot think that a career like this stops
at death. When Paul was an old man
and tho end drew near he gave a beauti
ful picture of death. Ho says' "The
tlmo of my departure Is at hand." The
word departure. In the original, is un
mooring. Tho hour of my unmooring has
come. It Is a future drawn from the
building of a ship. It Is now completed,
ready to bo set freo on the deept It i
not the end of Uio ship's destiny, U Is
its beginning. In other words, the
apostle thought of heaven as a vast
chanco for a. career.
There Is another picture of death, this
one from the Master: "In My Father's
house are many mansions. I go to pre
pare a place for you." Death U a going
home. God's method of colonization, to
be with thoso whom wo havo loved and
lost a while.
In this faith, and under the spell of this,
Invigorating life, let us close the ranks
and "carry on." ,
The Interment was made In the family
lot at Lake View cemetery, the Rev. Mr.
Guthrie conducting the service at tho
grave. Thero was a profusion of beauti
ful flowers.
(From Leslie's)
Tho net result of immigration asd
emigration during 1919 was an increase
In tho population of tho United State
by only 40,245.
Frank A. Vanderllp declares that the
United States doe3 not possess the
requisite economic knowledge to become
tho leader of the world In business.
Marshal Foch says: "How did I win
tha war? By smoking my pips, and
refusing to got excited." Tlo marshal
believes that he was divinely guided dur
ing tho struggle.
The officers, engineers, doctors and pur
sers of Atlantic liners have formed an
association at tha BrlHi'ii ports to pro
tect themselves against unlonfl amonsr
the crows, and to preservo discipline at
A Choctaw Indian from Oklahoma, who
mado a splendid record in the United
States army in France, has been chosen
by Dewarreux, tho French artist, as hi
model for tho painting of tho trua Ameri
can fighter.
Federal Judge Landls at Chicago said:
"It was my great pleasure to give Congressman-elect
Victor Berger of Wiscon
sin 20 years in Fort Leavenworth. I be
lieve the laws should have enabled ma to
havo. Berger lined up against a wall and
Cardinal Gibbons says: 'If the mem
bers of tho rod organization don't like
this country, let them go home, and If
thty do not go, then we will have to
send them there. They came here to
become future citizens, not to be dlcti
ton? We cannot let them become dicta
tors." Th rector of a church In New York,
whoso collection box at the base of a
taint's statue had been rohbed nine times,
during a year, pasted this notice over the
box: "Dear Vandal: Don't smash this
box. If you arc In need como in ard
we will help you, Tho Ree'ory,"
President BuUer of Columbia Univer
sity says: "Instead of sending these In
tellectual and moral degenerates to Fin
land or to Russia. It might bo worth while
to select some one of Uio, three thousand
Philippine Isiands, and send thorn
thither with full opportunity of trying
on each other their rocui! and economic
Senator rhelan of California statej
that thero nre over 50,000 Japanese In
California, and they are a. tributary colony
of Japan. There are 110,000 Japanese lr
Hawaii, as against 12,000 Americana.
Japanese children go to Japanese schools,
aro taught Japanese, and Instructed In
foreign traditions and usages. It Is esti
mated that In ten years the native Japa
nese will out-vote the white nnd native
Hawaiian population, and control the
Legislature nnd all municipal offices
Let Uie people thlnkl
Tho setting for the talo Ii La JolU, a
small town near San Diego. It Is a place
that boosts of great swimming and many
oUicr attractions, bosldes a museum. A
llttlo maiden, whom wo will call Nellie,
was passing tho museum with her mother
Both wcro nowcoraern In tho town and
wore taking Uiclr llr.U slghtseohig tour
Nelllo glanced up at tho sign In front of
tho muscumi "Man-eating shark. Fif
teen cents admission.'1 So tho two passed
Two or thro hours later moUier nnd
daughter came back by tho same routo
and again pasted the museum. The sign,
of course, was still there. Nellie could
not bo silenced. "Is that man sUll eat
ing the ehark?" sho asked. "I should
think ho would get tired "Pittsburg

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