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"i THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1920
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VERMONT NEEDS A REAL LIVE GOVERNOR TO DO THINGS conferee, i.;,i ns u result of tim wide- iiuvi; iuiijjuu iui i v;iitiiii(j uimmuiM ituiuiiu&ll UUUIl 01 uiu lll- TKRMS fl.80 ii enr In ailinnco 1IAILV, by mull, $11.0(1 n rnr In ndtance, or SO cents month. KATK IN CANADA: DAILY fG.oo it .rear In advance HXKKLY ti.iio n nr In ailvnlice FKKi: I'HKf-N ASSOCIATION, I'ulillshers, llnrllnctoii, Vt. HCtlMNOTON, VT., MARCH -I, 1920. WANTED When you want anything, advertise In the special roiumn or mm paper. eo pace two. (ome barRalns aro offered there this week which It will pay you to read about. The remarkable spectacle of a combina tion between democrats and republican lrreconcitables to prevent the ratification of the treaty of peace. The latter do not want the treaty under any consideration and tho latter do not want It to go to the President and die In his hands under any consideration. Hence their common aim Is to kill the treaty in the Senate at this time. GOVERNOR DEVELOPMENTS Tho governorship race In Vermont this year is a now, Illustration of the old adage that it seldom rains but it pours. Thrco candidates have already appeared, and the lists are not yet closed. President .lames Hartncss of the State Board ot Education mado his formal announcement In the Free Press Wednesday Feb. J3. Tho Hon. F. II. Baabbltt made his for mal statement of candidacy in tho aftor noon papers of the following; day. The announcement of the candidacy of Mayor Curtis S. Emery of Newport, already for ahadowed In our editorial columns, ap pears on our, telegraphic pages this week. There may or may not be others. It Is a free field. One of the interesting developments of tho governorship situation is the announc ed determination ot Lieutenant-Governor Ma eon S. Stone rot to be a candidate. Among other things he found that some had understood if elected lieutenant-governor he would not seek the governorship at this time. He is therefore keeping faith, even though ho may not have understood when speaking of his feeling on the sub ject in 1918, that he was absolutely pledg ing himself out of the running. Be all this as It may, Lieutenant-Governor Stone believes after thorough study of the situation that he could be of even more service to Vermont in Washington than at Montpelier. Later on he may bo a candidate for a place on tho Vermont congressional delegation. The candidates for the republican nomi nation for governor are all respected, high-grade men, and we understand the Intention of nil of them is to conduct a clean and creditable campaign. So far as wo are concerned, it is almost entirely a question of which man can do the most helpful service for Vermont at this time. Others are as much entitled to their opinion as are we. We believe we are safe, however, In assuming that the big things done by Mr. Hartness in vari ous other directions and in other fields of public service aro an earnest of what he would do for Vermont, if elected governor. WOOD, COOMDGE AND OTHERS Whenever a group of public men get together these days the first question asked of them as a rule Is, "Whom did sentiment seem to favor for President?" The meeting of tho State republican com mittee Is no exception to the rule. This question asked In republican Vermont naturally assumes that republican possibilities are had in mind by the In quirer, although political managers keep nn eye on developments on all sides of the political fence. A majority of the State committeemen present In Burlington last week in clined toward General Wood. Others who were not In favor of any particular candidate hi preference to all other possibilities, thought General Wood was not so strong an ho had been. The opinion was oppressed that Gov ernor Coolidge of Massachusetts was as much of a possibility as over despite a contrary Interpretation of his recent let ter. It seems to be generally agreed that no man is likely to be nominated on tho tirst or even the second or third ballots in Chicago. If Vermont should swing to Coolidge on the third or fourth ballot, one man suggested that the history of Ver. mont's lead for Benjamin Harrison in tho national convention of 1888 might bo re peated in 1920. Another committeeman raised the question whether In case of the nomlna. tlon of Hoover by tho democrats and tho boosting of tho bugaboo of militarism by him General Wood would be the strongest possible candidate to meet this .Issue. Still another member expressed the belief that both General Wood and Gov ernor Lowden of Illinois would bo represented by petitions In Hhe Vermont presidential primary. It now looks as though It was Wood againBt tho field. In this connection it Is significant that General Wood's campaign managers have decided to enter the Illinois primaries, after all, and force a show-down there between their candidate and Governor Lowden. This Is a radical departure from the previous Wood policy, which waa to remain aloof from Illinois and California, whore strong "favorite son" booms had developed for Govornor Low den and Senator Hiram Johnson respec tively. Politicians regard this more as a, roprlsal measure' on tho part of the Wood camp, following the publication of stories that the campaign backers of Governor Lowden and Senator Harding of OHo fairs of the commonwealth. They have seen the results of the play of mere politics in wasted opportunities and in the building up'of political machines instead of the building up of the State. In these latter years the commonwealth has been plunged by mere politics into the depths of humiliation. Under these circumstances the peoplo, regardless of party, have renewed their appeal for the substitution of busi ness principles for politics. They have done this tho more, having seen mere politics retard the wheels ot justice, and even raise the question whether a' high public servant could be called to account for wrong-doing in official position. In the meantime you and we have been clamoring for real constructive statesmanship in Vermont. We have longed for the wisdom and the patriotism of the fathers of early Ver mont combined with the progressiveness and the go-ahead spirit of a New Vermont. We have seen taxes mount by leaps and bounds and the proceeds frittered away in various ways, while our roads and our schools and other important State interests actually suffered on account of lack of funds. We have yearned for the advent of some progressive spirit who would lead us out f this slough of despond and apparent helplessness as a people into a new age of development as a really Greater Vermont. The other day a leading lawyer of Orleans county, who looks at things from a broad standpoint, said to the writer that if a really strong man with vision, initiative and ability to do big things, like the Hon. James Hartness of Springfield could be induced to accept the governorship, Vermont would be put on the map again. If any of the others mentioned were to be nominated and elected, he thought things would probably go in Vermont in about the same old way. He doubted, how ever, if Mr. Hartness could be induced to take the governor- ' ship. As the readers of the Free Press saw in our news columns last weak, Mi-. Hartness has yielded to the appeals of a host of admirers of his ability and attractive qualities and consent ed to become a candidate for the governorship. We believe this announcement was received throughout Vermont with a distinct feeling of relief and satisfaction. We base this state ment on what Mr. Hartness has done as well as his own splen did qualities and qualifications for eminent and efficient pub lic service. We recall the visit of Mr. Hartness to Burlington a few years ago to speak before the Chamber of Commerce, as well as his later appearance here to address the aviation en thusiasts of Vermont. On both these occasions, he was urged to move to Burlington. It was felt that here was pracisely the kind of man we needed to lead us in the developments of com munity spirit. He had made Springfield known in the old world as well as throughout the American continent by his building up of great industries in southern Vermont. It was argued, from pure selfishness on our part, that Mr. Hartness could do for Burlington and northern Vermont what he had already done for a community and a region handicaped by lack of transportation and where most men would deem great industrial development and public works practically im possible. It is to be borne in mind that there was no politics about this effort to get Mr. Hartness to locate in Burlington. It was due entirely to recognition of his merits as a man and as a public citizen and as a real builder of industrial empire, through his energetic business and administrative capacity. It was a sincere tribute to ability and efficiency combined with broad vision. What great business, industrial or commercial concern in Vermont would not jump at the chance to secure such a manager as James Hartness? The business of the State of Vermont is all the more in need of such an executive head as he has shown himself to be. When the services of such a man can be secured there should be no question of his selection for the highest and most important public service than can pos sibly be performed for our commonwealth. But we like to think of the executive head of our common wealth as something in addition to a business man of rare ability and success. States take pride in pointing to their governors as men of broad sympathies and wide activities as helpful citizens. James Hartness is such a man. During the struggle of united America against German autocracy and militarism combined the patriotism and pub lic spirit of Mr. Hartness came to the very forefront. He was an active worker for the support of our American boys fight ing our battles for us in France. Recognition of his ability as a great administrator led to his election as food adminis trator for Vermont. He was also chairman of the Vermont committee of public safety. His fitness was thus recognized by both State and nation. Our own people will readily recall the satisfactory manner in which the difficult problems in volved were handled in Vermont. Later on his recognized ability and initiative resulted in his selection as America's member of the allies aircraft board. This war service took him to France and there as well as at home he worked faithfully and efficiently for the support of our American soldier boys. The supreme thought with each of us then was not politics, but how to save democracy and humanity. That was the time when we chose men for service on their merits, not on account of their politics or yours or ours. That would seem to be a wise test to which to' tie now in peace as well as when we felt we absolutely needed the services of our most efficient men to save flag and country. It is no accident that Mr. Hartness was made chairman of the State board of education, or that he was recently reap pointed for a period of five years. A narrow inefficient man might get into a position like this by accident the first time. You cannot conceive, however, of such a man being reappoint ed to such a responsible position as head of the educational system of a State like Vermont. Whatever may be our short comings in other directions, Vermont has always taken a high rank in its educational ideals. Mr. Hartness is recognized as a broad, many-sided man. What Vermont needs above all other material things, however, is a man who will dovfor the entire State in a broad way what Mr. Hartness has accomplished for the development of Springfield and the region round about through his public spirited works and his sweeping vision of possibilities of de velopment and his ability to put his ideals into material form. Your region needs just such a public policy; so does ours; so does the entire State. You feel it yourself, just as do your neighbor and his neighbor. Mr. Hartness says it is his intention to submit to the peo ple of Vermont his program of progress for our State and his proposition to solve various Vermont problems. That is char acteristic of the man. He believes in taking the people of the commonwealth into his confidence. He believes in publicity and letting the people know about their own commonwealth's affairs. He not only thinks but acts to the point. If Mr. Hartness is nominated and elected governor of Ver mont as he should be without question, we believe he will help to usher in a new era of progress and development. He will in short give us the kind of administration for which, regard less of party, we have all been yearning. Since the above was put in type the Hon. F. H. Babbitt of Bellows Falls has announced his candidacy for the gov ernorship. Mr. Babbitt is an estimable and honored citizen. This is also true of Mayor C. S. Emery of Newport, who we are informed at this writing is also to be a candidate. Both these sterling republicans will receive fair play from the Free Press, but we see no reason to change our estimate of Mr. Hartness as the man Vermont now supremely needs. ciliated Immediately nml filf'- "The actuating motive In the decision Is that It Is the eimiest belief of liublli! rind party lenders Hint Iho sentiment of the nation Koneinlly should be iisccrtsltiCil by the. most ctfccllvc means posf'btc. It It believed Hint iegalb'-'il primaries ford tho best test ns to v. horn the people ically want ns their candldute. Despite the fuel thru some of those Interested ap parently do not want such n, lent In Illl noln. Wood's managers havo decided that ns Illinois Is or.o of the blggctt and most rcptcscntntlve .States In the Union, Its peo ple Should bo given an opportunity to lot delegates know whom they favor for tlio presidential nomination. "Popular demand In flllnols for scrnl Weeks hn.s been that Leonard Wood should enter this primary, livery party lender worthy of his position wants to know, not guess, whom tho voters want and Hie voters an- entitled, through the legal ized channel affotded, to cxuicss their choice." This is as true of Vermont as It Is of other States. If It could be known whom a majority of the voters of the United States would support. It would be an easy matter for the party managers to decldo whom to nominate In order to win at the polls next November. The act requiring a presidential primary in Vermont on the third Tuesday of May, which falls on May 18, this year, provides that the secretary of State shall cause to be printed on tho primary ballot In party columns the names of all presidential can didates for whom nominating petitions hove been filed In the same manner and to the number required in caso of a can didate for governor. Under the law the primary must be held, the ballots counted and the canvass and tho announcement of the result mado in the manner and form prescribed for can didatcs for nomination for State office. Each delegate and alternate to the nation al convention elected at the Stnte conven tion called and held as provided by the act must be furnished by the secretary of State with a certified statement showing the vote cast at the presidential primary for the candidates of the party of which the delegate or alternate Is a member. There is no legal requirement that the delegates to a national convention shall carry out the mandate given by the voters of the respective parties In the presiden tial primary. The obligation Is purely moral. If the voters of the State seemed to be overwhelmingly In favor of any par ticular candidate. It might bo difficult to ignore that verdict In casting the Stato's vote In a national convention. For this reason we expect to see a lively contest In Vermont's presidential primary. IIHE.VKIXG A COLT IN VERMONT (By Daniel L. Cady) To break a colt and make him know A-liow to back and whoa and go. And get him so he's calm and true. And fond of work, and fond of you, And so he'll pull in snow or sand. And so he'll "split the wind" or stand, And so he'll stay Inside the road In caac he meets a Turk or toad All this. Is work, or horsemanship, Whichever word becomes your lip. You have to halter-string him first, A joyless job, hut not tho worst; You get Hip halter on all right In time, and make the throat-latch tight; Then 'round your hand tho rope you wrap. Pull up your pants, pull down your cap. Dig in your heels and hold your breath Prepared to bo a-dragged to death But, Shucks and Pshaw! he doesn't move No more than Venus In the Louvre. As sutc's your name Is Tteubcn Morse You guess you've got a balky horse; You're up against nn iron steed, You fear, that hates to learn to lend: "All right, I'll bit him then."ou say, "And find who's master, anyway;" And so you hunt the leather bit, A headstall small enough to fit. And after breaking several laws You land that bit a-tween his jaws. Then back you go and stand behind And push him forrard with your mind; You slap the reins and cluck and cluck, But Hoon, By George! you havo to duck. For 'round he wheels and bolts a-stralght Right at you, full of boss and hale; I You dodge behind again and try To rein him, but, Oh! Mo; Oh! My; ion might as well n-try to rein A summer squall on Lake Champlain. The next forenoon you go and cut Two spiucc three Inches through the butt; The same forenoon you lift apart. At king-holt point. ,our old ox cart; On top the forrard ex you bolt The tills, you've cut for .Mr. Colt: The big long tongue It's half a log Sticks out behind to act as "dog;" Ills Nibs, you guess, will find you've found A way to stop bin turning 'round. You get htm 'twixt the shafts at last, And tie him down sccuro and fast Acaln you take the reins nnd cluck And watt to see him kick nnd buck, But no ho never yet has done A thing you thought he would, not one He strikes a running canter trot Right off ai-rost your medder lot. Through clover, stubble, muck-bid swale, Ho speeds with lofty head and tall, O'er fodder corn and seeded piece He goes, like lightning steered by greai-e, On through the goose-pond, towards the woods That 'vide your land from A. O. Hood's; You follcr with your legs a-sprung From sttaddllng that ronfounded tongue; Then 'round ho siphons quick and hcndu A-towards the buildings, barns and sheds, Till, winded by his lobster load, He slopB dead still besldo the road. Your wife tho whole affair has seen Behind the buttery winder screen; She's felt you snaked, with wifely moan, The length of all tho land you own; It seemed to her each fearful step 1 Was fur ns Dover from Dieppe; As In you go, she hollers, "Morse, If you're alive, sell off that horse:" To which you instantly reply "That coifs for sale, and so am I." CHINESE CUSTOMS InferentlnK IXUvh Are Connected with lllrlh Vnry Aecordlnp; Province The dlffrrenco In customs in no Rrmt as the dlffcrcnco In dialect throughout China. The following paragraphs aro only :jcncrnl customs concerning a child's birth In tho Provinces of Klnngsu and Clioklang. Even In these two provinces thero aro variations. When a home Is expecting to have its first baby every ono 3 busy making prep arations. According to custom tho , wife's family Is to provide a certain amount of baby clothes, shoes and caps. In rich families they usually supply , everything for the child for live or ten years. Tim wife will he looked down , upon by her husband's people If hor own family Is not rich enough to offer plenty of clothes. Tho egg vender always had a good bar 'jaln at the birth of a baby. Thrco days after the child's birth the fnmlly present rod boiled eggs to relative-, friends and neighbors. Sometimes two thousand eggs of even more aro given away. Tho eggs Hie first cooked In boiling water, then dipped Into red dyo mixed with vinegar and water. The presentation of red eggs is a token that the family hopes that 'heir children will be as numerous as the cgirs. Those who are not busy looking nfter tho eggs nro preparing for the baby's bath. Two tubs aro made ready, the big ger one for tho body and the smaller one for the head. They put Into tho water of both tubs dragon's eyes and peanuts meaning success In everything nnd long life for the baby, Whllo the washing is going on the relatives will throw money Into the water for tho woman servant. Usually thoy arc very liberal on this kind of occasion. The Infant, after being dressed in Its clothes. Is wrapped up Into a bundle with a square wrap. In winter cotton padded cloth is used and in milder weather tho wraps are simply llnod. Seven days later tho child Is to ask blessing from the "bed father and moth er." On tho table beside the bed arc two lighted red candles on candle sticks. Some one takes tho little infant and per forms the ceremony by bowing toward tlm bed. One of the most Interesting things is the locket. It is mode of gold, silver nnd Jade. On it are the words "long life and riches." Fearing that tho child will be hard to roar this locket is used to lock up the little life so that the evil spirit cannot get hold of or harm It. If tho child Is born In a family whose children died in childhood It Is believed that the evil spirits are avenging some wrong that had been done. If a new baby Is granted in this home, before the child's birth, his pannts go to the neighbors for a few coppers from each. With this money they buy a locket and Immediately after the child's birth they put it on tho child's wrist or around the neck. This kind of a locket Is to remain there until the child Is twenty or thirty years old and some times it is worn for life. It Is said that whenevpr the locket Is taken away the life will end but no one has ever tried, for the superstition is too great. Another way of preserving the child's life Is by the use of a dress made of small pieces of different colored cloth given by the neighbors. The child Is safe from harm because this dress keeps away evil I spirits. If a boy is born in a home they will J treat him as a girl. They bore a hole In 1 his left oar for earring. If it Is a girl they ' will dress her up as a boy. Sometimes girls woar boy's clothes until they are twelve or fourteen years old. This dis guise in costumes makes it easier for the child to develop. When the child Is a month old the family will give a feast known as the "shaving feast." Tho child Is shaved on this day. The hair is all shaved off ex cept the part in front In the shape of a peach. The barber while shaving must say something good about tho child's futuro If ho wants a handsome payment. Months pass and soon the child Is ' able to play with toys. Tho family will make a test ofthe child's future. Thoyput different things, as swords, money, pen, book, medicine, needlo, thimble, boat and bow on a tablo. They let the child take whatever it chooses. Of course, this is only playing. If the child takes a pen or a book the parents will be very happy. If it will take any bad thing they will say that this test cannot decide the future. Sickness always occurs to a baby. If the child is very sick the mother will go to a temple and make promises that if the gods allow hor child to live she will consecrate his llfo to their servlco as a monk. Sometimes the children die but most of thorn live and later becomo monks unwillingly. Soon conies the child's birthday: "Mlon" or noodles Is the chief thing served on this day. Servants are sent out, taking bnskctsful of "Mion" to friends and relatives. Some families give feasts on this day. Tho house is very noisy with music or story telling. After this birthday party, no special thing happens until tho child Is ten years old. This tenth birthday is always a great celebration. Miss L. O. Fong, in China Bureau of Public Information. JL SHORT AND .SHARP Ed I'ointer wants to know how drr n bone is. We're not sure as to that, but 1 wo are gradually acquiring a very com- , prcbenslve understanding na to how dry 1 bono dry is. Portland Pris. I ou Can Not Deposit Mon Than Three Thousand Dollars Seventy-three years of experience has taught us that the bank is safest which serves the greatest number of small de positors. The withdrawals of any one man or group of men from such a bank are a drop in the bucket as compared with the vast amount of its main deposit. Also we feel that this institution having been created by a special act of the Ver. mont Legislature for the promotion of thrift among the people, can do its duty only by serving first, last and always, the interests of the smal) depositor. This bank serves thirty thousand depositors with an average individual deposit of $568.81. Burlington SavingsBan What We Strive For : Business ability. Understanding Reliability Liberality Integrity Jew ideas Growth frustworthinep: OM friends ew friends Thrift Right methods Usefulness Sability Thoughtfulness Courtesy Opportunity. 162 College Street If may be a long while beforo tho post of Ambassador to Mexico Is filled. The diplomatic service' doesn't pay vory much and It takes a lot of money to compensate a man for going up against a hard nut llko Cai ran-.su, Charleston News and Courier. Look for This Electric Sign Over thj Pen; WINOOSKI Do Your Banking By Mail S A V I N G S Tho last two semi annual dividends, July 1, 1919 and Jan. 1, 1920, were at iht rate of 4 j per annum. BANK J 51 Years of Successful Haziness NO. 11 WINOOSKI BLOCK WINOOSKJ. H had formed an offensive allianco against Wood. From now on, they expect, the fight between Wood and his opponents will be ono to the finish, with no quarter asked or given on cither sido, Tho decision to Invade Illinois was an nounced by Col, William Cooper Proctor, head ot the Leonard Wood National Campaign Committee In Now York, fol- lowing a conference of Wood backers hastily summoned to discuss tho sltua- .1 l - I , Tl . ... nun, i.uiuuui j-i'uuiur h statement was as follows: "l.eoiiatd Wood will nddress the Illinois presidential preferential pri maries. Thla decision 'was made at tho NOT SO FLATTKHINO They were still out in the conservatory, and Tom had Just asked Sally to marry him. She had said, "I don't care If I do," and thus they were engaged. "Tom, dear," Bho began, "am I tho only girl-" "Now, look horo, Sally," ho Interrupted, "don't ask ine If you aro tho only girl I ever loved. You know aa well as I do-" 'Oh. that wasn't tho question nt all, Tom," she answered. "I was Just going to ask If i wa, lh0 ony ri that would havo you.-KlrurBton Frcwuan. When SeiiatoiHitcheock declares that the latest republican substitute for tho I.odRn reservation to Article X. means not compromise but surrender, moaning thereby democratic surrender, the coun- trv en.ll nnlv renl.. tl.i. I. Iu lM -.... in itui. iiituiunv ed In who surrenders to whom, provided tho trnntv- Ih r.itlrin.l T.A surrender, let personal prldo of author ship surrender If only the United States docs not surrender its duty In thu faw of its own and tho world's necessity; and mm uuiy is summed up in ono word: Itatlfyl New Yoik Evening Post. "Thoodoro's" nueatlon mli-ht fllKrt lift asked in Uurllnston these d.ijs. WAGES AND LIVING EXPENSES My em nut of Joint. Bant: men have been forced to econoralia at hal many other classes cr labor. Tne wise ruan or woman Uvea within hla tar income and saves rccularly what l potble acalnit elcknesa. ta. & dtpotlts this In a Bcvlnst account. We welcro you to use our facilltl to thlt anu. 190 Main Sti Burlinortan.. C V. Krowncll, Pies. f. S. Brownell, l'reas. E. B. 1 Vice-Pres. Home Savings Bank. THK MI'.I.TINC; POT (From Leslie's) Tho enstern part of-Central Europe is being swept by typhus fover, tho victims numbering about 10,000 a day. The American government has spent Jt,50O,MO,00O Hi the past five years guard ing the Mexican border. Tho totnl number of hanking Institu tions in the United States is M.T33, with total resources of 16,765,2S3,f36. Heart-breaking scenes occurred at Tail road stations In Vienna, lately when 2S.CO0 half-starved children were shipped away to foreign homes to be cared for. Tho Federal Kcservo Bank at Now York In 1919 earned 103 per cent net on Its capital and carried nearly 100 per cent to surplus. Profits, not profiteer ing! During a recent railroad strlko in Italy a number of noblemen acted as engine drivers, whllo a marchioness organized u force of women to clean out tho pas. tenser cars. Of the 50.0UO Austro-IIungnrlan pris oners ot war taken by tho Russians, Chittenden County Trust Co., Biirlinzfi Service That Helps Our Interest is oonterod In tho nue rcsa of our customers and wo aro tl vr.ys ffiad to show that Interest by Glvlns 'ho fclnd of servlco that helps In financial mattery. Let this to your bank. oFFirensi . J. BOOTH. rYNlftat B. D. WORTHKN. Traaaarar. JOHN J. PXT.Ir. laa-rraataaal II Ann IE F. HALL Aaat- Traasa nearly 373,000 have died In Siberia of smallpox and typhus. Tho rest are kept alive only by work of Japanese, Ameri can and English doctors. The French government has appro priated 9,000,000, and Italy about the same sum, for making a tunnel under Mont niano Joining; Franco and Italy, Congressman Tllaon, of Connecticut, an ox-army oincer, declares; "Thero can bo no doubt that thero has come out of the recent war, more than from nny other war, a feeling of antipathy on thu part of cnllstod men against army olll ccra an a cluss. Cate was never en titled to a place In America." i Senator UcCumbor of North Dakota declares that Congress Is rushing! country toward "a financial abl Government extravagance, ho claim! the cause of the high cost of llvinsl suggests that J2,!50.000,000 could be ? Dy abollshlrfg the shipping board, charging 50,000 government clerks, tuKiiig aomu o'.her steps In rotrencnr VIce-prcE'dent Slsron. of tho Quar Trust company of New York. say tho railroads should bu taken out ni field of exploitation Into that of s'J economies, H0 bellevej that much ol prcsfnt high cost of living Is due tol hillty of railroads to fur'.lsli onl cars to bring commodities to cltlct.l Let the people think!