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TIIK HAHKK DAILY TIMKS. HAKUK. VT.. MONDAY. DKCEMI1KR 30. 1912.
ii 66 SAIL FROM. BOSTON To the Merchants and Business Men of Boston and New England: r ' ""I : - I have had prepared in the interest of the development of the port of Boston and the busi ness of all New England, upon whose prosperity the New England Railroad Lines must absolutely depend for their future- an eight-page illustrated circular in the form of a railroad folder which I invite the merchants and business men of New England to accept of freely, and enclose in the enve lopes in which they send out their New Year and later accounts to their correspondents both within and without New England. This circular is headed, "Sail From Boston; But First See New England." It shows the relative size of the earliest and latest in ocean liners, maps the ocean routes of the six passenger lines now operating from Boston, gives sailing dates of the various steamers from Boston for 1913, notes the location and rates of the more than thirty first-class hotels in Boston, and details the at tractions in and around Boston for a stop-over by the ocean tourist. It weighs only half an ounce, or half the weight that goes under letter postage, and therefore its circulation should cost you nothing. ' The New England Railroad Lines propose to place these with their 2,100 station agents throughout New England for free distribution that the people may send them in their correspon dence to their western friends and thereby co-operate in the upbuilding of the business of the port of Boston and "New England. But the first 100,000 should be put into immediate use by the mercantile community here abouts, and the New England Lines are willing to print them BY THE MILLION, if you and the people of New England will only circulate them. To my first advertisement, with the slogan "Sail from Boston; But First See New Eng land," the response and inquiries have been more largely from the West than from New England. This is most hopeful for future business, but the immediate co-operation of business men and mer chants of Boston and New England, in efforts for mutual upbuilding, is now invited. I, therefore, ask that every business house in New England, interested in the future of New England and the port of Boston, and desirous of their development, will immediately send to my office memoranda of the number of circulars they will place in envelopes to their correspon dents, and with their traveling men, to invite business through the port of Boston. All applications to my office, Room 492, South Station, Boston, will be duly honored, and these circulars will be sent with no charge for them, or for their delivery, to any business house in Boston, or on any railroad line under my management. Let us now to business for 1913 in full confidence that New England has the best port for transatlantic ships and passengers and that the development of this port means the development of every business interest in New England. , , ' CHARLES S. MELLEN, President Boston, December 26, 1912. r P. S. Samples of the "Sail from Boston" folder will be sent to anyone on request. 99 DOINGS AT WASHINGTON Partisan Oratory Outlook Promises Well for New Year CHANCES FOR CONGRESSMEN To Be Called On for Men to Speak at Lincoln, Jackson and Jefferson Dinners WORK OF RURAL SCHOOLS. ' Results Are Becoming Accomplished and Not Mere Talk. There are signs that the rural schools , are at last coming into their own. Long the neglected factor in American educa , tion, they are now in progress of a re , generation that is as thorough going as it is necessary. It is not merely that educators have! turned their attention to the problem; it is not merely that much is currently written on the subject (one-fourth of the bulletins published in l'JVi by the United .States bureau of education deal directly with rural education); it is rather that theory has given place to practice; that the work of rural education is actually under way. Teachers of experience armed with the essential facts of rural life, acquainted with the needs of the communities they serve, sincree in their faith in the coun try as the place to live in and build up citizenship, are doing for the rural dis tricts ' what the pioneer teachers of for mer generation, did for the city and the town. These rural teachers are actually ac complishing the very wort that has so Ions' oeen merely taiKeci anout. Old one-room ram-shackle school houses are torn down to make way for attrac tive little buildings, not necessarily any larger than the old, but built on 'sound principles of beauty and utility; or, fre quently, the place of the discarded build ing has been taken by the more inclos ing structure of the consolidated school, symbol of educational efficiency. Even the literature on rural educa tion shows the effects of the practical application of what were formerly only theories. Current bulletins of the bureau of education describe the training of rural school-teachers, not as something that might be done, but as something that has been done and is done every day. It is no longer the problem of knowing what ought to be done, but of doing it the problem of disseminat ing the knowledge that is -1 ready available. x.b u. u ..it......... ,.the Rtate j, prof0,IIUiv irlt( rural education marks a i turning point .j jt s thJr ,,utv do in iiiit-i unit iiioiui T, r yii nil? urni-i part of a century, American education 1908 held in Montpelier few weeks ago, Mr. Kinsley in a carefully prepared speech said: "I feel sure that should Senator Dillingham itecide not to be a candidate for renomination we all here would join in an effort to place the Hon. Joseph A. Delloer in the United States Senate." The editorial closes as follows: "Are these incidents signs that Ver mont's greatest financial institution is going deliberately into politics or is it Washington, l)ec. 30. Winter oratory, of the partisan stamp, will soon be flow ing copiously. The large source of sup ply is In Washington, as evidenced by the arrival of specially chosen delegates from divers kinds of organizations now descending in search of available ion- greasiiicn who can make speeches. This process of roping an eloquent congres sional patriot and dragging him home to the local board always make an inter esting phase of Washington life at this season of the year. The speaking often has to do with current topics of popular thought, and among the Republicans and Progressives these topics promise to have much to do with party prospects. President Taft, of course, is to sound a keynote in this regard when he goes to New York in early January to ad dress the Republican reorganization din ner, interest in that event appear to have been at a lull during the holidays, but will probably lie revived as soon as Washington people eel disposed to give their attention to serious matters, There will be the usual Lincoln anniver sary dinners February 12 in the larger cities. A considerable galaxy ot Kepuh lican orators in Congress have already been bespoken for those occasions. 1 lie disposition Beems to be to make the most-of that day for discussion of rehub ilitatinn plans. There will be a Grant day and several other celebrations dur ing the winter and spring, at which the reorganization theme will be apropos. Senator W. E. Borah of Idaho, a con spicuous figure in Congress, ia already listed for a Lincoln day speech at Hai ti more, when he proposes to discuss the necessity of union upon politics. But he is only one of many who will discuss the subject from different angle. In the same connection Democrats nt Washington are contemplating the Jef ferson and the Jackson day dinnerf, which are a political feature for their partisans. Jackson day comes March la, which will be timely this year as an event for Democratic glorification, and Jefferson day followed on April 2. Con gress promises to be in session by early April, at least, and there is a large sun- ply of Democratic orators in Congress, ready for duty. With partisanship at a very low ebb in the United States, the likelihood of much partisan discussion at these numerous public dinners will naturally contribute a quickening oi spirit. The public may still prefer not to consider the party aspects of ques tions, but the men who make up the or ganization strength are greatly con cerned over it. I ney will be more or less potent in tightening the lines and adapting themselves to the new cond -tions. This is still a government by po litical parties and the efforts, now under way. to reform and reorganize by stirring up general interest iu the sub ject, is regarded at Washington as very much worth while. Disinherited By HFLOISE DRAYTON When Tom Pickering was first mar ried It didn't seem to film that lis would ever care to spend an evening J. B. REYNOLDS WEDS AT MOBILE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF -FRECKLES A beautiful aoenie pm!K-ljon f tiene St rat ton -Porter's delightful nature story will be giten at the Parre Opera House, Xc Year'a Day, matin d night. It ia the identical New York cast and romparj. developed one-sidedly as a city and town matter. To live in the country was to be isolated from the better things of civilization including education. That the population of the United States is and was predominantly rural did not seem to enter the question. There was a feeling that the country could take care of itself; that the "little red school house"' could accomplish everything with nothing; that there was an inexhaustible supply of country school teachers willing to handle an assortment of youngsters of various ages and abilities, do janitor chores and perforin the numerous other duties of the old-time schoolmaster, all for a few dollars lier week, with utter disregard of the increased cost of liv ing. the awakening from this state of blissful indifference toward country life and country education did not come until the drift from country to city had be come one of the startling phenomena of the age. Then economists exhorted boys to "stay on the farm"; but the exhorta tion came too late. What boy was go ing to stay on the farm when opiiortuni- ty seemed to be everywhere else! There were no adequate educational facilities for him in the country; nothing to guide him in Ins desire to get along in the world; so he went to join the city throng and help diminish the producing power of the fundamental class in society the agriculturists. Rural education cannot immediately and entirely reverse this process, but it is the first essential step. Hotter rural schools will not only tend to equalize the advantages of city and country in educational opportunity; they will meet the greatest economic need of our tune by increasing the efficiency of the com ing generation as producers on the Is ml. just a coincidence that three men whose Mrs. Irene Hearn Bride of Former As- ambitions take them into the thickest ;., Ca.i. of the state's political activities should wstant Secretary of , hold such high place iu this particular Treasury, institution? . "It eertainlv enn do tin harm fnr ih. ' Mobile, Ala., Dec. 30. former Assist people to consider these happenings nt Secretary of the Treasury James in an honest effort to read the political U- Reynolds, whose home is in Boston, signs which point to events in which who at the present time is a member nterested. In- of the tariff board, ajid who was me so." secretary of the Republican national The full Jtiffnifinnnw of thU od itni-ial committee, was married here Saturday might be better appreciated if one un- to Mrs. Irene Hearn, a beautiful widow, derstood who is the real father of the ho was very popular in Washington announcement, but it is evident some society for the past three years. 'I he one is anxious to keep these national wedding took place at the handsome Life Insurance men out of the political home of Col. and Mrs. 1). R. Hurgcss on pie of 1014. Some improbabilities have fashionable Government street, been resorted to in order to accomplish The Rev. Matthew lirewster, rector of this. Sen. Dillingham's closest friends Christ Episcopal church, performed the understood he is not to be a candi- ceremony at 11 o'clock in the presence date for re-election. Then people know of only the relatives and a few mti- that if they desire a change in the sen- mute menus ui me atorship the Hon. Charles A. Prouty, The groom was attended by Leslie chairman of the interstate commerce I cpier 01 v asiniigion. Political Talk. commission, might accept an election to the Senate. It is not likely that Mr. DeBoer will be a candidate for the Uni ted States senatorship under these eend itions. Some talk is heard regarding the gov ernorship in 1914. The name of C. W. Ciates of Franklin is being quite se riously considered at Montpelier. Roger W. Hulburd is memtioned but it is not known whether he will try to con centrate the offices of United States senator, governor of Vermont and col lector of customs in the little town of Hyde Park or not. Judge J. M. Weeks, the member of the House from Middle bury, doubtless would not deny the honor should it come his way. There are others in the same attitude but the observant ones are not giving them pub' licitv at present. This is only talk one ran hear and there is much less po litical talk now than usual, at that. St. Johns Caledonian. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds lelt Saturday afternoon for Washington. DIES TRYING TO SAVE HUSBAND Brave but a Futile Effort Made by Mrs. Heath. Under the heading "Political Signs," the Montpelier Journal recently con tained an editorial stating that Earl S. Kinsley of Rutland. rcneral agent of the National Life lasuance cominy a candidate for the c' airmanship of the Vermont state Rtpim'ican commit tee: that '"there is a well defined rumor thai Rogr W. Hulburd of Hyde Park, a aucerssful agent for the National Life Insurance companv. would bea rani (date for governor of Vermont in I!I4; and that at a reunion of the legislature of Newport. R. I.. Dec. 30. Two lives were lot and thirteen buildings were damaged, causing the loss of 1200,0110 by hre here. Firemen searching the mins if the burned dwellings found the charred bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Heath. Heath was an invalid 70 year old and Civil war veteran. Appearaners indicated that his wife attempted to carry him out and that both were overcome by smoke. The fire started from some unknown caue in three-torr store ouned by Cieorge A. Weaver ft company, a strong went ind carrying Gaming brands tbat ignited other place. Files Charges Against Madden. Chicago, Dec. 30. Charges that Mar tin U. Madden of Chicago obtained his re-election to Congress from the 1st Il linois district by expenditures in viola tion of the law were made in notice of contest filed with the House at Wash ington yesterday by Andrew Donovan, the Democratic and progressive candi dates from that district. anywhere except with bis dear wife in their cozy little borne, aud for the first fortnight he went uowbere In the even ing unlesf he took her with him. During the second mouth some of bit preuiatriuionlul cronies were baring a little poker party uud telephoned blin to Join them. He did so. Thut was Pickering's first relapse, bul not bis last Indeed, be bad a great many of them so many that be found it difficult to find excuses for them. Mrs. Pickering wn n dear little wo man and a very sensible one. She ar gued tbat If she found fault with tier husband for leaving ber alone nights wbllo be enjoyed the pleasures of bachelorhood tbere would nrise n aeries of altercations which would render his home unpleasant to him and be would stay away altogether. Nor was this the worst of it. A man, hobnobbing with men must spend money. He can't avoid It It's a gamo Df bllllard3. a cigar, an evening nt the theater. This all makes a conslUern ble total. The consequence was that when . his wife felt like enjoying aa tvenlng where she might listen to mu sic, of which she w as very fond, the husband's expenditures bad so reduc ed the exchequer that there were no funds for the purpose. This wasn't right Pickering knew It wasn't right, but found himself un ablo to break away from bis associa tions. He said the only way to do tbat was to leave the place where they lived and go to some other. Hut whea his wife asked him how be was going to get a position iu some other place be had no answer. He looked sober, and tbat ended the conversation. So Mrs. Pickering fell Into the habit of enduring without complaint ' One night when Pickering bad gone out there came a ring at the tele phone.. Mrs. Pickering answered the call and learned that her husband's( aunt was very 111 and Tom was to: come around immediately. The aunt, a maiden lady of sixty and In chronic bad health, was very fond of her nephew, and It was expected that she would make him her heir. Mrs. Pick-' ering held a lengthy" conversation with her informant, the old lady's house keeper, with a Tlew to taking steps to find the missing mnn. Hot It led to nothing, and Mrs. Pickering concluded to go to the sick woman herself. She found the Invalid suffering great pain. A physician was present and the bouse was in a hubbub. The old Indy was sure she was going to die and had sent for her lawyer to add a codicil to her will covering some small bequests she wished to make. Seeing her niece, she called her to her bed and told her to go to the telephone and not cease her calls till she had lo cated Torn. He was the only relative she had in the world and she must have bim with her when dying. Since Tom Pickering was attending a show frequented only by men no one knew where bis wife waa unable to reach hlra. She gave It up and an nounced the fact to his annt The old lady meanwhile had got a temporary relief aud was In tine con dition to be angry wltb tbe man Rhe wanted and couldn't get She began a fire of questions at Bis wife as to bis bablts which the poor woman tried In vain to parry. The old lady was very sharp and drew out the fact, in spite of Mrs. Pickering's efforts to con ceal It. that Tom was nway most of the time nights, spending it with his men cronies. , "And what do you do?" asked tbe sick woman. "Ob, I am a great home body. I don't mind staying alone. "H'm!" The old Indy thought a few moments, then asked that the attorney be sent to her. When he came she di rected him to draw a will for ber to sign leaving nil ber property to Mary Ellen Pickering. The young wife was present and heard the order. She waa much relieved, thinking tbat the old lady was about to disinherit her hus band and leave her property elsewhere. Ellen made no comment, sitting silent until tbe will was drawn, signed nnd witnessed. Then she put ber arms about the testator and assured her that she would live to make n dozen wills. At midnight Mra. Pickering went home. Intending to return parly In the morning. Tom came in about 2 o'clock and was about to go to his aunt when a telephone message came Ktntlng ihat tbe Invalid bad passed away. Mrs. Pickering gave her busband an ac count of wbat h:d pnssd excepting that be bad been disinherited in ber favor. The day after the funeral the will was opened In presence of those In- terested and Tom llckeriiig, who was not named la tbe Instrument Whea he beard bis wife's name read out as Inheriting what be had expected be was astonished. Then, recovering bU equanimity, ne a.iM: "Well, tto all In the family. You can transfer It to me. you know." But Mi. Pickering had endured quite enough from having the family Income controlled by her busband. and the transfer waa never made. Indeed, she controlled the Income of her Inher itance herself, nowever. Tom bad re ceived m lesson and turned over a new leaf. lie ia now n middle aged man and doea not care to s;en1 money for trifles. But be would prefer that Ma annt'a estate should be in b la poeaea alon. A CARD. We, the undersignea, do hereby agree to refund the money on a 50 -cent bottle of Greene" Warranted Syrup of Tar, if it fails to cure your rough or cold. We also guarantee a 25-eent bottle to proie satisfactory, or money refunded. 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