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tTHE' BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: TlYOwSUA'Y, AUGUST fg, iaL
10 HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT (Continued from page 4) Anderson of Norwich University are the wo Ve nnont boys who were selected from the H. O. T. C. cavalry team that was at Tort Ethan Allen last month and havo srone to Camp Perry, Ohio, to participate In the. annual tournament of (target practice with the regular army. The marriage of lsldoro Gomez and Miss Mllngrns Hula of G! niver street han taken place, Justice of the Peace .t. O. Brown performed the ceremony at their home. The groom Is employed as a stone cutter In Montpeller. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welch of Michigan are visiting with It. .1. Volholm and other friends In Oils section. Messrs. Volholm and Welch as young men were employed in the nienson undertaking establishment and both have become owners of furnlturo stores, Mr. Volholm hnvlng recently re tired to give- attention to other business, Including banking. John H. Buttles recently sent to the persons employed In the granite Industry letters explaining the laws governing hon tiersons who receive more than 12,000 compensation a year. The recent Increase In salaries to tho granite-cutters brought out the fact that many receiveu more than $2,000, therefore n special con tract had to be mado over 1,000 of theso persons have signed up their contracts. Many have sent for further advice on the matter and for blanks. Linus Leavens, fish and game, com missioner, has placed his order with tho different hatcheries outside the State for a supplying of 2,000,000 brook trout. Ho received notice Saturday If any more were wanted the. ordering would have to be quickly done but he has tho supply needed for Vermont. These trout will arrive at the Vermont hatcheries In December. George H. Elmore, who Is better known nationally than locally, died at his homo In Montpoller about nlno o'clock Tuesday morning following an Illness which orig inated with Influenza a year ago and which developed a complication of trou bles. He was well known as a dancing master. He was a native of Elmore. Col. Samuel Elmore, Ills great grandfather, was given the grant of the town when, with his two sons, Jese and Martin, he canio from Connecticut to Elmore and the town was named for him. The deceased's grandfather was Jesse, while his father was Heman It. Elmore. His mother was Laura Raymond. Ho Is the last of his branch of the Elmore family. He was born July 28, 1S4S and lived In Elmore until he grew to manhood. Then ne went to Morrlsvllle, where for many years ho ronducted a carriago-making shop. Ho was a first-class workman and was a carriage maker, carpenter and upholster er. When machinery commenced to re place workmen he gave up carriage mak ing and turned to dnncing. Mr. and Mrs. Elmore played for dances for some years and gradually they worked into dance teaching. Twenty years ago Iip came to Mnntneller and the hall in the top of the Lawrence block was constructed for them. Mr. Elmore laying out the plans for the same. He has conducted dancing schools in many towns and cities In Vermont and New Hampshire. For several years he has been a member of the committee of three from the American association of dancing masters that made the final deci sion as to what kind of dances would be taught each year by the masters of the association. He was a district super visor, having charge of this section of tne oountry, and always worked to keep dancing clean and pure, as a recreation worth teaching to the young people. He never would glvo his approval to that low class of dancing that Is frequently al lowed in some halls. He Is survived by his wife, Mina Elmore, three cousins, Edward Bishop of the Chicago police force, Mrs. William Adams of Cabot, and Edward Carter, who lives in the West. H. N. Davis, deputy commissioner of weights and measures, has received a copy of a western paper in which appears the story of the hold-up in wincn ur, P. N. Davis, his son, a graduate of the University of Vermont sufTored a gash In his abdomen that required eight atlches to close. It appears he was driv ing his automobile between Maplcwood and Clayton, Mo., when three men sud denly stopped him. He bent forward in his ear to shut off the power. When one of the men told him to straighten up and put up his hands. He complied so quick ly that his fist met the speaker's chin and he was knocked out. The second man followed him, but while this was occur ring the third one stabbed Dr. Davis In the abdomen. He retained his presence of mind enough to drive his car to a physi cian's offlco In Clayton, where his wound was dressed and at last reports was re covering. Among cases that have been recently Socketed in Washington county court are: J. M. Boutwell vs. R. C. Miles of Burling ton, damages to an automobile; reck Bros. Co. vs. Harry E. Hawkins, Hol hrook Grocery company vs. Louis Ro manas, Frank Grow vs. W. G. Washburn, Frank Donah vs. G. A. Brown, two cases, unci the divorce case o Frank vs. Etta .Maxwell. Miss Helen Burbank has completed her services In the office of S, S. Ballard and commenced work in the socretary of state's office, taking the place of Miss Madge Warren, who has gone to Chicago. The marriage of Miss Nancy C. Tuffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H, Puffer, and Alexander Hall of Montpeller took place at 10 o'clock Wednesday morn ing from the bride s home ,the Rev. L. O, Sherburne officiating. It took place In tha presence of the Immediate relatives of the contracting parties. They were un Mended. The bride wns gowned In white georgette and carried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas. The home was decorated tn gladioli and sweet peas. Following the wedding, a breakfast was served by Mrs. John McGulre in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Templeton, the latter a slstor of the bride at their home, Mrs. John McGuIre having charge of the breakfast. Tho din ing room was decorated In pink sweet peaa. Following thlB .they left for a wed ding trip and upon their return will be at home to their friends at 11 Bailey avenue after September 1. The brido Is a native of Montpeller educated In the schools here, a graduate of the high school and for several years was employed In tho State library and Is now employed in. the State forester's office at the Htnto House. The groom Is a native of Groton a graduate of the high school there nnd of the Bryant-Stratton Husiness college. He was for a few years employed by Virgil Ayers In Barre nnd at Groton Pond, but for five years; has been em ployed in the National 'Life Insurance offices, excepting two years In Fiance, when he was corporal of a company In the 101st Ammunition. Train. They re ceived a large number of wedding presents and have a large circle of friends In Montpeller. A very pretty wedding took place at the Berlin Corner Congregational Church Tuesday evening at eight o'clock when Maurice A. NIleB of Montpeller and MIbb Hazel Llonue Smith, daughter of Mrs. Cella E. Smith of Berlin, were united In marriage. The double ring service was used and the Rev. Frank Blomflcld, pas tor, officiated. The bridal party entered th church to the strainB of the "Bridal Ch"rUB" from Lohengrin, played by Miss Florence Ryle of Montpeller. First to enter were the flower girls, little Misses Isabel NIleB and Orlcne Lull, daintily dressed In white, followed by the bride and groom, and attendants. Miss Mildred Beaver of Morrlsvllle as maid of honor, Miss Esther Nlles and MIbb Gertrude Lull as bridesmaids. Horton Smith, brother of the bride, acted as best man, accom panied by Urban Sawyer and Vincent Neal. The church was prettily decorated , -with lavender and white sweet peaa IhaaJaat a background of ferns. The bride was attractively gowned In white baronetto satin with veil caught with orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses and swfet pea" Miss, Reaver was attired In flesh pink, with hat to match, and carried sweet peas. The bridesmaids wore pale blue with hats to match nnd carried bouquets of lavender and white sweet peas. Fol lowing the ceremony a reception was given at tho homo of the bride's cousin, Mrs, G, L. Norrls. Miss Marlon Nlles and Mrs. Norrls served assisted by Eleanor Nlles and Eunice Lull. In a shower of confetti the couple left for a short wed ding trip experiencing some difficulty In evading their pursuing friends but finally giving thorn tho slip by changing cars at the corner of East State and Main streets. Mr. and Mrs. Nlles received many handsome and useful gifts of cut glass, silver and money. The groom Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Nlles and Is employed at tho Jerome market. The bride has been a clerk at the McCuen store for the past two years. Upon their return will be at home to their friends at 21 Elm street. NORTHFIELD Mr. and Mrs. John MoNamara of New York city, havo been spending a few dnya In town, guests at the home of Mrs. Mc Namara's aunt. Mrs. It. R. Adams. They left for Portland, Me., making the trip by automobile. George Hnzelton left Sat urday for Boston. He is to Join his father, James Hazelton, who has been visiting In this vicinity for a few weeks and go to Oklahoma City, Okla., with him. His father hns been a resident of Oklahoma for sovoral years. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clark, who have recently returned from St. Cloud, Minn., were in town last week. Mr. Clark wns superintendent for tho Woodbury Granite company In North field for several years. Mrs. Arthur Baker and son of Melroro, Mass.. arc vis iting at tho home of her sister, Mrs. J. P. Rabidou. Mrs. Blanche Barr.am or Ban gor. N. Y., who has bcon spending two weeks In town, tho guest of her cousin, Mis. John Crortey, has returned to her home. Mr. nnd Mrs. P. J. Flood are tho parents of a son, bom Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Cnmpbell. son, carver, ac companied by Miss Agnes Herllhy, left last week for a trip to Hlghgato and Mal letts Bay. They were Joined by Miss Mary Finn Saturday and tho party left for a trip through the Adirondack mountains. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Perry are parents of a son born August 4. J. H. Hnzelton a former resident, left last week for Massachusetts and Con necticut to visit relatives and from thore will go to Minneapolis, Minn., to visit his youngest son, Fted, beforo returning to his home in Oklahoma city. Mr. Hazelton has been spending the past three weeks with relatives In Northfield and vicinity. He has lived In Oklahoma for the past eight years. Mrs. Joseph Belmore, Mrs. John Cassldy and John Aiken, who have been visiting at the home of their brother, James Aiken, have gone to Montreal and go from there to Kingston, Ontario, to visit another brother and will then return to their home In Chicago, 111. Mrs J. L. Taylor, Miss Mary Taylor and James Taylor Jr., of Pittsburg, Pcnn., are visiting in town, guests of Snrgeant and Mrs. H. R. Schucker. Miss Bertha Delislo has com menced work as night operator in tho ofTlce of the Northfield Telephone Com pany. Miss Mildred Rabidou Is also working In the office. Miss Irene Blork lund, who has been visiting her sister, Mrrs. Harold Aldrlch, has returned to her home in Woodhaven, N. Y. The N. Pelaggi Granite Company, whose plant was recently destroyed by fire, has moved Into one of the sheds of the Woodbury Granite Company, near the station and commenced work. Mr. Pelaggi is to be congratulated on getting n plant Into running order In so short a time. Every one In town was pleased to have him find room. The Northfield graded and high school commences Monday August 30, following Is the list of teachers: Prln- clpal John J. Flnnessy, Miss Lillian Petty and Miss Edith Leslie, of last years force In the high school, with Miss Martha E. Hersey of Melrose, Mass., Miss Marion Walker of Cabot and Miss Myrtle Rogers of Bralntrec new this year. The graded school teachers are: Eight, airs. Inez Perkins of Northfield, seventh, Miss Cora Kennedy of Wllllamston, sixth, Miss Dora Brown of Strafford; fifth, Miss Marlon Brown of Strafford, fourth, Miss Ruth E. Staples and Mary A. Towne ot Northfield: third, Miss Doris Rogers ot Bralntrce; second, Mrs. Cornelia, Porter ot Northfield; first, Mrs. Inez vvoonDury oi Northfield, first A, Mrs. Lizzie M. Fiast- ridge and Miss Ethel L. Shaw. The funeral of Fred Blake, Whose aeam occurred In Hartford, Conn., was held from M. E. Chaso's undertaking rooms Monday afternoon, with burial in Mqunt Hope cemetery. Eider Orza Boyce olll- clated. Death was caused from an acci dent which happened three days before. He was working on t'he telephone line in Hartford and a 35-foot polo struck him and felled him to the ground, fracturing his skull. He never regained conscious ness. The deceased is a former resident of Northfield, and waB 33 years old and unmarried. He was the oldest son of Mr, nnd Mrs. Frank A. Blake of Hartford, Conn., former residents of this town, and Is survived by them and three brothers. Edmund of Northfield, Cecil and Benjamin of Hartford; and an adopted Bister, Mil dred Foreman of Greenfield, Iowa. Dr. and Mrs. William B. Mayo are the par ents of a son, born Monday night, Mrs. J. C Donahue is seriously III with pneu monia. William D. Hassett, formerly of Nort'hfteld, now of Washington, D. C recently sailed with a party of newspaper men for a vlBlt to tho Hawaiian Islands, Philippine IslandB, China, Siberia and Japan. They go to these countries to study the customs and conditions. Miss Zoo Louise Harness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harness of this town, and Robert B. Snelllng, U. S.'C, were mar ried Monday morning In SI. John's Catho lie Church, the Rev. J. A. Lynch offlclat ing. They were attended by Miss Vema Bean of Montpeller, and Wilfred Cannon, U. S. C. Tim brldo wore while taffeta with veil and carried a bridal bouquet while the bridesmaid wore pink organdie with hat to match and carried sweet peas. Mr. Snelllng Is a member of the United States Cavalry and Is statlonal at Nor wich University. They will reside In this town. WATERBURY meeting is for members only, but the two meetings un,der the locals of the N. E. M. P. A. are open to all. Letters from Mrs. Edward S. Frnry tells of their trip to Naples and of fright seeing In that city and vicinity, They go from thero to Rome nnd expect to be In Paris Septem ber 1. Mrs. II, J, Parcher remains about tho same. Tho condition of Alberta Eld redgo seems favorable. Frnnk P. Lanisou, who bought the Allen fnrm In Duxhiiry Is suffering wtlh blood poisoning of one hand nnd h at the Fanny Allen Hospital for treatment. Mlna Eliza Green of Troy, N. Y.j Is visiting her niece, Mrs. Lewis Morse. Mrs. F. M. Lewis of Pittsburg, Pa., Is with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Hnseltlne. The Waterbury schools will open Tuesday, September 7, with the follow ing teachers, high school: Marcus F. Oorham, principal; Alice Tyndnll, assis tant; Minnie Maxwell, assistant; Ber tha Fnrrell, assistant; Ornce Wright, assistant; Helen P. Burdlck, assistant: grades, Ida B. Houston, grade 1A: Har riet Mehuron, gr.do IB; Kate Mehuron, grade 2; Bertha Joslyn, grade 3; Olive V, May, grade 4; Delilah E. Miller, grade C; Julia Hayes, grade fi; rural, Stella Griffith. Center primary; Flor bnce Pierce, Center grammar; Ella Covey, Loomls Hill; Theresa Hnnmi Kneeland Flat; Mrs. Mary Pierce, Blush Hill; Mrs. George Richardson, Little River; (to be supplied), Rlcker Mt. Stuart Brock Is spending this week In Claremont, N, H with relatives. Mrs. A. P. Blgelow, son nnd daughter were In Stowe Thursday to help form a family reunion nt tho home of Mr, ana sirs. xi. H. Blgelow. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dana and party nf Waltsfleld were callers at tho homo of L. O. Wilder Sunday. Windsor County THE RISE IN FURNITURE Factors Which Add to Cost of Beds and Bureaus WATERBURY CENTER Miss Hazel Martin, who has been visit ing relatives nnd friends here, has re turned to her home In Montpeller. The Rev. Mr. Westcott, a former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church hero, was a caller In the place Friday. John Reed of Burlington was a business visitor In tho place Friday. Homer May, Dean Hayes and Ernest , Newcomb were at urotron Pond on a fishing trip Thur"; SOUTH ROYALTON Mrs. Perry Kollam nf Hanover. N. H has been a rerent visitor of her sister, Mrs. Fred Culver. Mr. Culver, who has been III with pneumonia Is slowly recov ering. Lyle Shaw nnd family of New York nro stopping for a few days at Edward Hope's. Several people from this town went to Brldgewater last Sat urday to attend tho Grange meeting. They report a largo and enthusiastic meeting, having several prominent speakers. Demonstrations of fnrm and garden tractors were an Important feature of the gathering. Tho warm weather of tho past few days hns given the farmers an opportunity to finish haying. Corn, which has been backward on account of cool weather, Is now Improving and hopes aro entertained of a fair yield. New potatoes nre more plentiful nnd have dropped from ft a bushel to less than $3. Thoy arn fast Improving In quality. Edgar MeNlchol nf White River Junction was a wcok-ond guest nt S. S. Brooks'. Sylvester Snow, formerly a resident In town, died sud denly of heart trouble nt the homo of hla daughter In West Hartford last Satur day. Mr. Snow was about ninety years of age. Another death In town Saturday wns that of Charles Hartwell, who had been a long suffer.- from Internal can cer. John Hnwland, who has purchased Waller Foster's place, will move soon to Mrs. Curtls's tenement, which ho wilt orrupy until October 1, when he will take Shortage ot f.nmher, High Wage of Workmen and Transportation Dif ficulties All Add to Troubles of Maker and Buyers born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Joslyn on .Sunday, Miss Juno Joslyn of Northfield wa s a week-end visitor at Clifford Jos lyn' day, Mrs. F. N, Boyer, who hns been In possession of his new home. A son was Illghgate Springs for two weeks, returned Friday. Mrs. Effio Hapgood Is with Mrs. Elvira Davis. Tho Brotherhood calendar for 1920-21 Is being distributed. It covers th eporiod from August 1 to July 11 of next year. SOUTH WOODBURY Mr. and Mrs. Bertram left on Monday for their homo at Prince Edward Island. A meeting of tho Pomona Grange will be held at the Grange hall August 16. Lucy Snbln has returned tn her work In Burlington. E. G. Wells hus been making a brief stop In town and Intends soon to move to Attleboro, Mass. Ellsworth Tobbctts was lately In town on business. Mrs. Morrison is visiting In Boston this week. Mrs. Constant Wheeler has re turned from Montpeller. ) Rippling Rhyme) (By Walt Mason) MORETOWN Carroll Pierce has returned to Rome, N. Y., after a visit at his mother's home. Clyde Now ton nnd Theodore Atkins are camping at Hlghgnte. Miss Vlra Atkins has gone to Bennington for a week's vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sawyer and Miss Addle Sawyer have returned from Hinsdale, N. H. Mrs. M. Dickerman and daughter, Maud, are guests at the home of Mrs. Frank Sawyer. Mrs. Harry Freeman and George Freeman of Chlcopce Falls, Mass., and Miss Muriel Shea are guests at the home of Mrs. M. L. Freeman. Mrs. A. H, Booth and sons, Klngdon and Aubrey, have returned to Bristol, Conn., and New Rochelle, N. Y for a few weeks' visit. Jesse Shonlo and family have moved from Moretown. Mrs. E. Murphy Is a guest at the home of T. J. Flnnagan. WORCESTER MIbb Carmen Cane, who has been visit ing In New Hampshire for several weeks, has returned to her home here. Chester Ladd is at home from Worcester, Mass., and Chester Kellogg of the same place is visiting relatives here. Louis Wilson and family of Schenectady, N. V., who have visited In this vicinity, have re turned to their home accompanied by Mr. Wilson's sister, Mrs. Hattio Cross, making the trip by auto. Mr. and Mrs. William Wilder of Procter with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Richardson of Rutland are at C. W. Richardson's called here by the serious Illness of Mrs. C. W. Richardson. John Richardson Is at the home of his brother George In a very critical condition. He has been 111 for a long time. Lawronce Bruce of Hartford, Conn., Is the guest of his brother, W. E. Bruce, for a few days. Hired Help We used to have a stately butler, tho most impressive gent alive, a major-domo and a suiter, and proud domostlc.s four or five. Before the war they did their duties as good retainers oug'ht to do; they seemed to us a bunch of beauties who well deserved the wage the.y drew. But since the times became unsettled they tried to travel on their gall, and they became so highly mettled wo had to can them, one and all. And now my wife does all the cooking, re joicing that the gang Is gone, and I, beshrewlng and gadzooklng, keep up the fires and mow the lawn. About my household tasks I scuttle, so gay I carol songs aloud, and I'm convinced that I can buttle as well as any hireling proud. My wife is singing "Annie Rooney" and other good old songs of yore, before song writers all grow looney, as she mops up the kitchen floor. Without hired help my heart is bubbling with harmless mirth, that makes a hit; my days no more are filled with troubling for fear some haughty maid will quit. The pies are burned, the bread is soggy, the meat comes smoking from the stove, but I'm so glad I'm feeling groggy, because we fired that grouchy drove. I do not care two Jots or tittles what people say of us in town: far better live on ruined vlttles than wilt beneath a servant's frown. (Copyrlrtit by Qtaro Matthtw Adsats) The Misses Ruth nnd Josephine Parker of Now York city are guests at the home of their aunt, Mrs. P. J. Chase. Miss Hazel Chase returns to Now York with them for three weeks. Mrs. Luna Towne, who was recently culled to New York by tlie Illness of her daughter, Miss Kath arine Towne, returned Wednesday, She was accompanied by MIsb Towne, who will spend the rest of the summer here. Mr. and Mrs. Willet of Lawrence, Mass., have been visitors In town. News of tthe death of Mrs. Allen Pierce, who formerly llvod here, has been received, The agrl cultural end of business will be brought to tho people of this vicinity In the next two weeks. Wednesday, Harmony Po mona Grange meets with Dillingham Grango at Duxbury Corners. Friday eve nlng the local N. E. M. I'. A. of Duxbury hold a public meeting In tho hall when James Qough, one of the organizers of that society nnd Frank Clark of Willis ton will speak. Tile 17th will be a big clay at Waterbury Center, an all-day meeting being arranged there under tho local N. E. M. P. A. The speakers will In clude Richard Pattec, President Adams, also of the association, Senator Dilling ham and Charles E. Lowe of the Mont peller Savings Bank nnd Trust company. The work of the New England Milk Pro. ducers' association should be better known to all and these meetings will give all a chance to learn of Its work. The Pomona. WARREN Lyndonvllle attend the Mrs. Ella Dlvol went to Center the past week to funeral of a relative, Mrs. Myron Good speed spnt the past week at the Heaton hospital returning home last Sunday. Mrs. Lizzie Parsons of Barre wns in town several days the past week. Arthur Long of Allston, Mass., Is visiting Ills parents. Anna Turner has gone to Bos ton, where she hns employment. Evelyn Greensllt went to the hospital for an operation for appendictts. Mrs. Gerald Campbell who has been working nt the White Mts., has returned. Myron Good- need and Ira Carlton were In Mont peller Sunday. Mrs. George Colby spent the past week in Montpeller. Raymond Campbell of Randolph was In towri Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. William Rounds and daughter, Helena, of Shclburne are pass ing a few das at M. R. Goorlspeed's. Mrs. Harry Blair of Hancock Is visiting In town. Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Ricketts are visiting In Stockbridge and Windsor. J. W. Mobus Is in Granville superintend ing a Job in haying. A child was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Walilcn the past week. Dr. Campbell has returned from Boston. Carlysle Buzzell of Worcester wns In town TucBday. NORTH FAYSTON Mrs. Catherine Corl'lss nnd son, Warner, have returned to their home in Warren after spending a fev days nt the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wheeler. Orrln Boyce of Waltsfleld wns In town Thursday. Oscar Fleming and son Elmer of Eden have been spending a few days at the home of Orra Wrlfl- ley. Ted Coffrln and Henry Fnrnsworth of Waltsfleld were In town Friday. Mrs. C. J. Nelson went Sunday to Roxhury to visit her nephew. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Granfleld and Abel Wllher were In Mont peller on business Monday. Drury Mont gomery nnd Bert Nelson and daughter, Glee, of Montpeller spent Sunday at L J. Nelson's. Mrs. Laura Ballou is spend ing the week with her sister, Mrs. Georgo Murray In Barro. Mr. and Mrs. M, J. Ma loney and Eugene Griffin, Jr., of Water bury were at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Griffin, Sr., Sunday. Merlin Granfleld Is in Waterbury for a week nf the home of his aunt, Mrs. Nellie Maloney. Mr. and Mrs. Hnrmio Nelson of Moretown were In town Sunday. Little Benny's Notebook By Lse Faaa. LEGS No persln is compleet without legs, and neither Is eny table or chair, the mane dlffrence being that peeples legs bend in the middle, thUR making the knee more useflll. On the other hand If the legs of tables and chairs bent in the middle, nobody would be satisfied exsept the peeplc that like to see axsl dents. This proves everything Is nil rite In Its place. Legs vary according to whose they nre. A flys leg looks all rite on a fly, but If you put It on a elefunt, nobody would ever, notice it not even tho ele funt. Peeples height depends cheefly on their legs. When you see a tall man set ting down he dont look eny higher than enybody elts, hut as soon as he stands up his legs become responsible for almost twice as mutch. On the other hand wen a little short man stands up nobody Is In the lcest ser prized. The werst kind of legs to have Is either how legs or nock knee legs. If you had to have either one kind or the other It would he a matter of talst, ai tho bow legs are proberly the werst on nccount of being saw the farthest away. A old proverb says that a bow legged man cant stop a pig up a alley, but It proberly wouldent be mutch sat lsfacktlon to him even If he could. Your legs separate you from your feet and vice virtue. THE OI.TI MAX OF THE MOU.XTAIN Old Mount Mansfield now Is rosing For the day Is nearly done And his faco that has beamed for ages Is lightened by the retting sun. I can see his eyelids closing I can see his furrowed brow. And his lips that have stood unshaken Through the ages even now, Througli f-o many weary winters Clothed Is he so deep In snow, That it's even unto summer E're he sees the sunset's glow, y Too wearied by his lengthy vigil O'er the hills and vales below; Cross the waters of St. Lawrence Into which, the Great Lakes flow. MARIA PHILLIPS MIDDLESEX ' "The Sunset Pathway" was tho theme by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Sallls, In tho Mothodlst Episcopal Church last Sunday for the Odd Fellows' service, A good at tendance wns present, but not as mnny old as young. This was the record Sun day of the Go-To-Church campaign, Next Sunday will bo n Bcrvlco for tho young people. Callers Saturday nt tho home of Newhall brothers were Mr. nnd Mrs. Leon Hall and daughter and friends of Jorlcho. Guests at the Pleasant View Farm this week are Mr. and Mrs. Tom llnson of St. I'ctcisburg, Fla to visit their cousin, Miss Sherman and the Misses Smith and Caroline Swift, nurses of Lancaster, Pa., making their trip by atito. Callers at the Wilder home the first of the week were Mrs. Washburn aad psrty of St. Johnsbury and Mrs. Irvtn Bates, and party of Eaat Barre.-Mr. n a nr. days Life asks the question, "What is so fair as a day in June?" and furnishes this reply, or series of replies: A day In the country without any poison Ivy. A day before a holiday when you are able to get a seat ln the train. A day dur ing which the telephone operator gives you every number correctly. A day at the beach minus sunburn. The same day without nny lunch parties or small boys throwing halU. a Fourth of July with out accidents. The first of the month without a bill, a wedding day on which no one remarks that the bride might have riono better. A day on which the boss calls you Into his office and says, "Young man, wo have decided that you aro worth more to us." A day on which you take the first ride In your new car. Pay day. THE REASON WHY Tho census. taker runs up against many nmuMng experiences, Chief among these nre the explanations some people offer for the various answers they maku to 'ques tions put to them. One of the census workers In Kansas City asked a woman whether she could read. Sbe answered, rather hesltntlngly, that she could not, and then hnstened to explain: "I never wont to school but one day and that was In the evening, and we hadn't no light, and the teacher didn't come ."-Harper a Magazine. (By Frederic J. Haskln) The American home without Its con glomeration of furniture Is a difficult pic ture to Imagine, but the furniture situa tion Indicates that we may yet tee a reversion to the Japanese style which considers a few mats and a tea table adequate equipment for housekeeping. Just now, the retailers say that they cannot supply fajit onough the demand for" twin beds and floor lamps at prices sev eral times the old rates. But, as we cut deeper Into our timber reserves, the prices will rise still further, until we reach a point where even the most rashly extravagant buyer will balk. Then thero will douhtless come a fad for slmplo housekeeping, which we can only hope will take a more rational form than the overall episode In the clothes reform. Furniture dealers are getting stock or dered a year or more ago, and the manu facturers have begun to recover from their war difficulties with labor and em bargoes. The consumer derives no finan cial gain from this lessening of the ten nlon. He profits only to the extent that he can now spend his money If he likes. During the. war, so far as furniture was concerned, that privilege was limited by the shortage of stock, but now he is led around to look at "period" furnlturo, pieces which ho Is told represent tho Chinese Influence, and other exhibits pleas ing to the eye and tagged with startling prices. Furniture Is skyrocketing with a spcod that would surprise even persons calloused to price shocks. PRICE MULTIPLIES SIX TIMES A manufacturer entertained a conven tion recently by explaining that a dres sing table of cheap oak before tho war sold for around $3.?S. He said that last year the same dresser brought $12.50. and now It uould be tagged at least $25. The 3.f& dresser Is gone, nnd there Is noth ing cheaper to take Its place. In fact, even the 2i article Is not plentiful. A number of manufacturers of the so-called cheap furniture the straight oak bed room and library sets-Jiave stopped mnk Ing this grade because at Its new price level It is not popular. Tho man who sees a cheap grade bu reau marked 123 argues thus: "That's a good deal to put Into an or dinary and not too well-made piece of goods. Guess I'd better pay $10 more and get something that will look high-class and last longer." At least, that Is how furniture dealers say customers reason. The dealers hold that It Is Impossible to sell very cheap furniture, that they have tried selling It at cost, and the public, with Its rising standards, refuses to give it a glance. The demand now, they say, is for ma hogany, with walnut as second choice. Mahogany requires careful usage and reg ular ubblng and polishing, but Its wearing qualities, coupled with Its aris tocratic appearance, cause It to be re garded as a good Investment. Banks use It lavishly for woodwork and furnishings in the offices of executives, and a good deal of the furniture for organizations less pretentious than banks is also mado of mahogany. To be sure, when you look with awe at a massive dark red desk you are prob ably not feasting your eyes entirely on Imported wood, but on a combination of mahogany and gum. Until a few years ago the red gum was regarded ns a weed tree, unfit to be used for furniture ma terial because it wraped and twisted. Then a firm found a way of overcoming this difficulty, and now every manufacturer of mahogany pieces knows some secret process of treating gum. GUM SAVES MAHOGANY Gum is used for legs and other parts of a piece where the grain of the mahogany would not show anyway. Gum takes the same polish as the mahogany top, and no one but a connoisseur would detect the difference. Manufacturers claim that to make a piece of furniture of solid ma hogany Is as great a waste of valuable wood as It was for the Cubans to lay solid mahogany railroad ties, which they did until the extravagance of it was ex plained to them. Mahogany Is shipped to us in large quantities from the tropics where it is apparently plentiful. Our domestic hard woods, on the other hand hickory maple, walnut, aah and others are being turned Into tables and sideboards so fast that they aro rapidly reaching extinction. The Forest Service warns the country that for every four feet of timber cut only one foot Is being replaced by new growth. Black walnut, for instance, has become so scarce that the government had to advertise for it, and hunt out single trees, when It was needed for gun stocks and airplane material. Even then It could not be obtained ln anything like sufficient amounts. As black walnut Is one of the best woods for furniture, there Is a substantial fortune for the patient Investor who will plant a grove of these trees and wait forty years for them to grow large enough to be cut profitably. Planting more timber is the only way to offset the huge Inroads made yearly Into the supply. Our virgin forests of hard wood have shrunk back from the coasts and lumber centers to inaccessible regions wnere tne mills cannot roiiow. Trans rortatlon of lumber Is rapidly becoming a large Item In furnlturo prices. Besides transportation, labor Is another big factor In turning the $3.98 bureau Into a $2o article. Employes at these factories claim that In the past they have been paid 'lower than workmen ln other In dustrles. Since the war, however, their wages have Increased about SO per cent more than have the wages in any other Industry, so that any discrepancy that existed has been practically removed. Wages of men In the lumber mills have advanced to a point where many find It convenient to work a few days and then knock oft long enough to spend their money In the nearest city. The de mand for their services Is so great that they know there Is no danger of being out of work when they want It. DON'T BREAK YOUR MIRROR An Item which affects only certain pieces of furniture Is the glass for mlr rors. A piece of glass which used to cost about $4 now brings $11, and the price Is still rising. It seems that there have been elx big manufacturers who supplied the furniture trade with mlr rors. Recently thoy have been ahle to handle only so per cent of the demand, and now three of the six companies have 'decided to make glass for .automobiles Instead of house furnishings. There will be no room for doubt as to the bad luck of breaking a mirror If you bave ta buy a new one Any reader who experts to buy a piers of furniture In the next few years will be glad to know that there la at least one thing that has a tendency to keep ing down the price of house furnishings. This is standardization. You remember how the government got the shoe manu factures to cut down the number of styles they produced. Well, the furni ture makers decided on a similar plan, In the old times manufacturers had to hid for contracts, and the retailers had to bid for public favor, by continually treme styles which were the result of this system required extra planning and extra labor, and then the stock could rarely bo sold out beforo tho style changed. But when tho lumber shortage began to be really felt, and labor became, scarce, not enough furniture could be produced to meet the demand. This turn In affairs proved' a. charter of independ ence for the furniture husiness, since It was no longer necessary to cater to ca price In order to drum up trade. Instead of turning out a dozen styles of beds or desks, all more or less freaky, the manufacturers agreed to simplify pat terns and to cease striving for variety. This has meant a lull In the vogue in Chippendale chairs with their complicated legs, and In the other elaborate kinds of period furniture. In their stead makers favor such patterns as the Queen Anne style which Is simple and still has the desirable period effect. Thero are so many different factories that even with patterns cut down to one-fourth as many as before the war, there Is still a great variety of stock on view In any large furnishing store. It Is predicted that our woodless future will produce some captain of Invention who will devise a single piece of furni ture that can be used for a bed, kitchen table and vletrola, or some other com bination on the order of a trick pocket knife. It may take us some time to get used to Buper-slmpllclty In the home, and combination furniture would he an Inter mediate step. Few Children Speak English Upon Their Entrance . s .. . . . . born or educated In Hawaii. Many o thm nra TiAAUi -.-I ....... ...i. .11.. qualnted with English, nnd out of sym pathy with American Ideals and Instltu tlons. "In comparing Territorial and main land Prlllm tlnrt.it .... ison is by no means against the Terri tOrV lit nil nt,p.lnt... ... section of the States have the member Of tho f ri rv wi lU .. '"" '""'in iiir -iuiure univftrfiniiv htH i,u i .1 ... tiPRtPr in their appearance, more attn uvw iu wont, mfirn nmeiiakl tn eo,ls nnn ponte than are the children o ho Islands. Teachers evervwhor. port that they have few problems grow mir ni tna ill h.k... -..it. - '"-irniiin il uuimren o parents, , The climatic condition, inn. r M., the venr nrminrl fn. 3 and for carrying on those out-of-doo divines which the progressive teacher f the States are alwavs on the alr o Utilize to the fullest. Tearhor.. tVi.r. fore, feel that In theu . he found compensations for many of th difficulties and disadvantages which hav been mentioned, -...J i.w.uj,auinn in mi! riuwauan IK niiwo uenire anuiii. me iwo ciuet Industrie the crowlnc and milling ne m-,.,. and the growing and canning of pine appies. wnne tne production of pine apples has Increased enormously In th last nineteen years, rising from 2,0" nA.t.Vlh.t.B. I. In .111 . 1 . ... commercial and Industrial activities 0 flU.I 111 DtBn.a.Arl . A ..In .A.l lJ... I. ...... ... ........ ...un iL.it, icmici iimunLrie that the great bulk of the occupation nnon tn tViA n.nnln rt Un-.ll . . . u sugar industry anorris ln an its pnases. Teacher Has tn Establish Basis Communication Foreign Language Schools Are Not In Sympathy With American Institutions ' .THE STORY TELLER America's chief instrument for the production of an enlightened citizenry with common Ideals, the public school, s put to Its severest test ln Hawaii, accordlnf to School Life, the organ of the Bureau of Education, The diffi culties which must be met there are even greater than those which arose in the Phllllpplnes or in Porto Rico, says the paper. The nature of these diffi culties and the ways of overcoming them are described In the report of the com mission which the Commissioner of Edu cation sent to Hawaii to Investigate the educational conditions there. The partial report, which has Just been issued, wns written by Dr. Frank F. Bunker, Chair man of the commission. The deliberate and persistent efforts, says the report, extending over the past half century, to obtain cheap laborers In sufficient numbers to care for tho crops nf sugar cane have resulted In a racial situation In the Hawaiian Islands prob ably to bo found nowhere else in the world. Prior to 1850 the population of the Islands was relatively homogeneous With the rapid development of the sugar Industry, which set in strongly about the middle of the century, and In view of the steadily and rapidly decreasing native population, it became evident that a supply of new and cheap labor must be found The first step was taken by the Royal Hawaalan Agricultural Society, which In 1S52, employed a shipmaster to bring to the Islands 180 Chinese colics on : flve-year contract at $3 a month. In ad dltlon to passage, housing, food, cloth ing and medical attention. It was not finally prohibited until a population o some 21.F00 had been brought to the territory. In 1878 and the six years following about 2,000 South Sea Islanders were brought Into the country. This was costly experiment, for neither as labor ers nor citizens did they give satlsfac tion. The next race sought was the Japanese. Thero are now approximate ly 30,000 male and 27,000 female adul Japanese In the Islands. About 1870 arrangements were made to obtain Portuguese from the Azores and Madeira. The pioneer company 180 arrived In 1S78, followed by "60 others little later. In 1882 an understanding with Portugal was reached which re suited ln some 7,000 Portuguese being brought from the same Islands In the next six years. By 1899 nearly 13,000 Por tuguese had been imported. Altogether the experiment of importing the Por tuguese has been distinctly successful The experiment was also tried o bringing ln Norwegians In 1880, and similar attempts were made to obtain laborers from Germany. About 800 Ger mans came over, but they proved to be restless and discontented. The experl ment of bringing In peoples from North ern Europe, as with the attempt to ob tain a satisfactory class of laborers from the South Sea Island races, proved on the whole to he unsatisfactory. In half a century, the Hawaiian people ex pended more than $2,000,000 to Increase th population. When the children enter the school at six or seven years, not more than 2 or 3 per cent. ,can speak the English language. The teachers therefore, from the very first, before they can begin where teachers of the States begin, mus establish a working vocabulary to serv as a medium of communication between teacher and child. In many Instance it Is weeks before the teacher can mak herself understood. Enrolled In th schools of the. Islands, public and prl vate, there are only about 2,400 chlldre with whom the English language 1 native; l.BOO of these are ln privat schools and 900 In public schools. Obvl ously 900 children scattered among 36,000 will exercise no appreciable Influence rather the danger Is that they them selves will be overwhelmed by shee numbers and their own language cor rupted by Incorrect forms. The parents of the children In a very large majority of cases came from th humblest and most ignorant classes 1 their respective home countries. Th children enter schools without that fund of general Information and knowledge and that alertness of mind which the children from American homes In the States have as a part of their Initial equipment. Another handicap of serious character under which the public schools of the Territory are laboring, and with which there !s nothing comparable In the States, Is the system of foreign Ian guage echools which have grown to for midable proportions, particularly among the Japanese. Among the Island settle ments, however Isolated or remote, where ever thero Is a group of Japanese laborers and their families, there Is also alongside the public school or very near It a school set apart for the Japnnese children who attend the public school. One year ago there were 163 of these schools in the Hawaiian Islands, manned by 449 teachers, nnd having an aggre gate enrollment of about 20,000 pupils. In addition to the Japanese the Koreans and Chinese have established language schools, some twenty-two in number, with about forty teachers and approxi mately 2,000 children, "Almost all of these schools are of elementary grade," says Dr, Bunker In his report, "though there aro a few kindergartens. In all Instances the teachers of the Japanese . schools are brought direct from Japan for the pur pose. They are certified teachers in their home country, and. ln a number of cases, are recommended to the local NAUTICAL TERMS though they knew next to nothing abou yachts, they endeavored to hld their tg I . .1 f I 1 .1 . . -U. .It. V 1 .1 - ui 1 .1 1 1 . . . understand a nautical novel which sh had borrowed from the library. "Wha does this mean. Gussle?" she asked, afte .1. uriei turuKCie. ine amnor says ma the boat was sailing 'wing and wing.' That means," answered Gussle, careful ly, "that the er schooner had her mains' the other way about." "How Interesting'.' each side. I see, now, why do they cal .L 11, ,1. ., 1 u 1 .1 .1 1 . 111 ,, . rr- iiu 1, icv. nnnr 1 uunair. . miiiiiii luuiij rtti 11 at. Mill: iRiiiip.d. nnun in giblets, of course!" London Tit-Bits. COMPLIMENTS Society at a reception in his honor, re ated by way of Introduction two lncl iiuuu&ii m ouulii, xic luiu, in me lira place, how after his talk ln one town a little boy about ten years of age ap hot., cnlrl "r?..-.l Di.nV.l-- T .Mn gratulate you on your excellent address!' after, an old man proudly wearing a Con federate uniform came up. He vigorous 1.. .I...1. 1 I I 1.1- . . I . 1 sympathy: "You can fight a danged sigh iiftier limn yuu :an lam, rcieiiliia. Ladles' Home Journal. A MODEL sent in the following translation of Never before have we revelled in such inttaierjjiei-e. 11 we pnmea it ine aumur ities would ordain us to take It for model, and henceforth never print any thing Inferior to It. As It would be im tnnimnnrl voflrs. art pnmn pn. fnoilff inousnnn narr nns. American w Trade Journal. SLIGHTLY AMBIGUOUS iL Illf. Mil H fit Iir-lil t. Iflll . XII m 11 rii rpii izpii 1 iif v spin 111 1 iip. Msmr 1 1 tHti 'hnit lartar raid " rn 17 1 11 at 11 iu .'uu. i cage s vr ik lug 111 Hunerprs. f . a. w none inn sunenn OUR KALEIDOSCOPE OR AN INCOME TAX stop to giVA a thought to the hereafter? York Evening Post. FATHER'S LITTLE JOKE nnkLii iiiuaL ici)L 1 1 a l linnF vti LUlIltl bU. lirf, i VVI1. WJlf It V U 11 MKT seeing him out the door last nisht ncara mm cay jusi one, anu n wupu HISTORY A LA FILM of Queen Isahella? 11 1 v tec ; a ii-r!J' t'w... ........ New York Post. OFF LIGHT AT THAT , t ..... ...... J... .!.. -1 Qurntin Bulletin. IN BOTH SENSES "Man wants but little -here below" The piet quite forgot The man about to build a house, He always wants a lot. Boston Transchlpt. Information of Importance can b ob - 1 ... . . ... . , 1 . . . 1 , - . . 1 . . 1 , 1 ... 1. .1 . . .1 . j .11,4., " n a- IN LEAP YEAR just spoke to. Is he a friend of yours?" join us. un, mis is so sunoen: uian ... , 1..I. .1 . .11 TtTII Hams Purple Cow TOO LATE INDEED .arir nn in n iiniiKjin iimnre la mv i 11 bought last month. I know I'm late, but-" Exchange Clerk "Certainly, sir. 11,1111 nionmirA' imrp I vniir Tivn nniiain. tili.. n.IU-i. Il,-i Mmi, fn- I... rlnll.ira. Judge. POOR COW Th. 17.vear.n r1 riauenter or a cits- ma was visiting a farm for the first time She Immediately became interested in the prize cattle, and asked many cjues tlons. One evening, Just at dusk, as the girl 1 n Btanrtit.o. n ii.a miAii nnnr ni in farmhouse talking to the manager, thero came the low, mournful note of a cow. Press.