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TIIE BARRE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1913.
I'. K FOUNTAIN PENS IN LARGE VARIETY We have large assortments for you to choose from, of the following manufacture: Waterman's Ideal , RegularSelf - Fillinng Safety. Conklki's Self -Filler Cleans and fills itself in four seconds. Houston's The fountain pen with safety chain; regular and self -filling Moore's Non-Leakable All pens guaranteed. Nothing better for gifts. At from $1.00 to $10.00. DROWN'S DRUG STORE 48 No. Main St. DRUGS AND KODAKS THE UNDERSTUDY By LOUISE B. CUMMINGS A train of cars stopped at a station. A young man came aboard aud looked about for an empty seat There was but one vacant, and be sat down la it beside a handsomely dressed, middle aged lady, who moved aside to make room for him, changing at the same time the position of certain articles of hand baggage. "You are very kind," said the young man. "Not at all," replied the lady. "I am simply not especially selfish." "It. is a case of selfishness that causes me to make this Journey," re marked the young man. "Indeed!" said the lady In a tone that seemed to invite further con fidence. "Yes. My sister is an actress. She has been an understudy for the lead ing lady at the theater with which she is connected. My sister has a 1 natural talent for the kind of acting required In the part and became un derstudy for it, hoping that she might get an opportunity to play it and make a hit in It She has already done so In private theatricals. But the leading lady has not been obliged to give over the part to her understudy once dur ing the whole time she has been the understudy. I didn't wish Bess to go on the stage, and now that she has be come discouraged by her long wait 1 have persuaded ber-fo give up trying to be an actress and come home. If the leading lady would but give her one opportunity to show what she can do it is quite possible thnt Bess might get an engagement at a fine salary." The lady listened to this with con slderable Interest and at the end said: "You didn't say with what theater your sister is connected." "No. I have no wish to openly ac cuse her principal of selfishness." "It' doesn't matter. I am acquainted with a number of theatrical persons and know that Elizabeth Twining is understudy for the leading lady at the National, who plays under the stage name Helen Wadsworth, but who is t really Miss Stanforth. I'm glad you have told me of this case of your sis ter. It puts the matter of an under study In a different light from the way theatrical persons see it. They con sider an understudy some one who Is prepared to take a part in case the actor or actress must be temporarily If Mothers Only Knew how frequently children suffer from norma, they would tike more precautions against this common ailment of childhood. Grown folks also have worms very fre quently. Signs of worms are: Deranged stomach, furred tongue, belching, variable ap petite, increased thirst, acid or heavy breath, nausea, enlarged abdomen, variable bowel action. 1 Trade Mark pale face of leaden tint, bluish rings around eyes, itching of nostrils, lan- .a-uor, irritability, disturbed sleep, grinding of , teeth, irregularity of pulse. Over 60 years ago my father discovered the formula of Dr. True's Elixir, the family laxative and worm expeller. This remedy has a world-wide reputation as the one safe I and reliable remedy for worms and stomach disorders. At dealers', 35c, 60c and 11.00. Advice free. Write me. Asbnrn, Maine. 6V C Wl do hundreds of people trade at the City Bakery? Because of quality and variety. Call Saturday and see our variety of Cream Goods and Puff Paste, also several other good things. Beans and Brown Bread. , "The Place That Grew from Quality" HIP' f: mi If--- mm ,1 i-lsiis laiHiiHi faid o Tliey" are a" selfish rot, and I don't suppose it has occurred to this Helen Wadsworth that by giving up one night's profit she might enable your sister to make her fortune." "If you know her I trust you will not mention what I have said." "I do know her and, I thought, very well, but from what you say I have not known her as well as I supposed. I shall suggest to her to give your sla ter one night in which to play the lead ing part She doubtless receives some thing like $500 for each performance, and, though the amount Is considera ble, It would be only about a sixth of her weekly Income. The only excuse for her not having given way in favor of your sister is that the purchasers of tickets pay to see Helen Wadsworth and not Elizabeth Twining." "I never thought of that," said the young man. "If it is an excuse it is a poor one. Young Twining was very much pleased with his rencounter and what It promised. The lady did not say that she would secure his sister the oppor tunity she desired, but she intended to try. Twining begged her to ap proach the subject gingerly, to which she readily agreed, assuring him that on no account would she make any trouble, nowever, she cautioned him against raising any hopes in his sister that might not be realleed. Twining arrived in the city in the morning, and the same evening word was sent to the manager that Helen Wadsworth had taken a cold and her voice bad become so husky that she would not be able to play her part that night. Miss Twining, who ex pectod at the end of the week to go home with her brother, was hopeful that her going might not now be nec essary. She hardly did herself Justice, being agitated at assuming so Important a role. But Helen Wadsworth sent word that she would doubtless be confined to her room for several days apd per haps longer, so the understudy had more opportunity. On the second night she did her best, making a pro nounced hit, which was maintained In the other performance. Then Helen Wadsworth returned to her work. On the last night that Elizabeth Twining played the principal part, aft er being called before the curtain again and again, she found an invita tion in her dressing room to sup with Helen Wadsworth and bring her broth er, who, the hostess had heard, was with her. The two were driven to the hotel where the actress was stopping, expecting to find her with her throat wrapped in flannels. But she advanc ed to meet them with no signs of Ill ness and with an extended hand for Mr. Twining. She was the woman he had met on the train. "Permit me to thank you," she said, "for showing me that selfishness in myself that I have previously seen enly in others." Elizabeth Twining soon after secur ed an engagement for a leading part and Helen Wadsworth took another un derstudy. In This Rapid Age. "Mamma's good little boy want a slice of bread and" "Oh, mother, cut out that sort of thing. I'm nearly four years old." Chicago Tribune. Sweat Salt. The Professor Life Itself Is but a chemical combination of the constitu ent atoms of chloride salts. The Girl Well, it's sweet to me, any way. Puck. Joy is not essentially bad. tint good. While grief is essentially bad. Spinoza. tiy TO PREVENT MANY STRIKES American Federation of La bor to Adjust Union Differences . COMMITTEE ON ADJUSTMENT Reports Resolutions on Jur isdictional Disputes Be tween Trades Seattle, Nov. 21. The report of the committee on adjustment, dealing with jurisdictional disputes between the trades, was the special order wnen me American Federation of Labor met yes terday. The temper of the delegates indicated that the votes in favor of set tling the petty differences which have eaused so many strikes, would be de cisive. After jurisdictional matters are out of the way the resolutions committee probablv wll report on the resolution calling for federal investigation of the charges that the Michigan copper com panies obtained title to part of their land illegally. I he resolutions committee has also oe- fore it the dispute between the MeNulty, or sitting faction of the Brotherhood of i.lcctncal workers, ana tne item, or in surgent faction. It is said the commit tee will report in favor of the MeNulty ites and that California delegates will make a hard fight for the insurgents. WOMEN FOR ELECTION PLACES. May Be Judges and Clerks for Balloting in Chicago. Chicago. Nov. 21. Only the question of their ability to endure the strain of the work on election ana primary days. is said to stand m the way of the ap pointment of women as judges and clerks of elections in this city. The women may be permitted to decide the question them selves. County Judge Owens, who under the law must determine the question finally, is said to hold that women are placed on the same basis witii men at polling places 1 under the provisions of the equal Buff rope act passed by the last general assembly. .Jude Owens lias asked the advice of the principal wom en's organizations of the city, both po litical and social, and will meet their representatives next Monday. A QUEER LAKE. With Neither Inlet Nor Outlet It Has a Mysterious Tkle. ' There is a curious Swiss la'ie. Lake Marjelan, which at regular intervals completely disappears and does not be gin to refill until the following winter or spring. On these occasions it emp ties ltaftlf so rapidly that the Rhone rises several meters in a few hours and overflows its banks. But it is not necessary to go to Switzerland in order to find a freak ish lake. There is a pond in the center of Long Island, at the present end of the Motor parkway, called Lake Ron- konkoma. It has neither inlet nor out let and lies at the foot of the hills that form the backbone ot Long Island. Round Its shores are many pretty sum mer homes. The trees about it are much larger and more beautiful than elsewhere on Long Island. The waters of the lake are very clear and cold. In some places it seems bottomless. The strange thing about Lake Ron konkoma is that it baa a tide; not a tide like the ocean that rises and falls every twelve hours, but one that takes seven years to rise and seven more to fall. The difference between high wa ter and low water mark is between thirty and forty feet Many scientific men have studied the curious phe nomenon, but no one has found out whnt causes this mysterious tide. Nei ther long continued rains nor severe droughts nffect the quantity of water in the lake. The Indians used to hold the lake In great awe, and few dared to cross it in a canoe. There is a legend of one brave who, while fishing, was drown ed in the lake. Ills body was found six months afterward nearly ten miles away in Long Island sound. Youth's Companion. Basketball. Basketball was the invention of one man and was completed at a single sitting. In 1891, in the course of a lec ture at the Young Men's Christian as sociation In rialnfleld, Mass., the lec turer spoke of the mental processes of Invention and used a game, with its limitations and necessities, as an illus tration. James Nalsmlth, who was a member of the class, worked out bas ketball that same night as an ideal game to meet the case. It was pre sented the next day in the lecture room and put In practice with the aid of the members of the gymnasium. From there it spread to other branches of the Young Men's Christian association and subsequently to athletic elubs and the general public New York Press. An Optimist's Epitaph. The Carlsbad invalid bas ordlnarilj a surprisingly robust appearance. Ha looks strong. , Scoffers say he has ta be to live through the rigors of the cure. There is an apocryphal legend of an epitaph in a Carlsbad church yard: I was well. I hoped to be better. Here I ami Harper's. Important to Him. An old lady was telling her grand shildren about some trouble in Scot land in the course of which the chief of her clan was beheaded. "It was nae great thing of a head, to be sure," said the good old lady, "but it was a sad loss to him." MONTPELIER Louis Bernard, who Died Yesterday in Hospital, Left Cousin in Barre. Louis Bernard died at Heaton hospital yesterday morning, after being ill a week with pneumonia. For six years he Im'd lived here and in Barre, He is sur vived by a brother in Connecticut, and a cousin, Joseph Bernard, in Barre, the rest of his relatives living in Canada. The funeral will lie held to-morrow, with interment in the Catholic . ceme tery. St. Michael's school is conducting a bazaar in St. Augustine's hall, which is attracting large numbers. Last night the hall was crowded. The minstrel show, conducted Wednesday night, was repeated last night in addition to the rest of the program, the boys doing even better than the night before. To night there is to be another entertain ment. The sale, under the direction of the Rebekahs, closed last night, a hash sup per being served to about 200 persons. Dancing followed the supper, music be ing furnished by the Montuelier Military band orchestra. The sale has proved most successful. WORCESTER, The school exhibition, which was to be given at the town hall Nov. 20, has been postponed on account of the death of a sister of Miss Granfield. She has closed her Bchool, and the remainder of this term will be made up next term. air. Anderson ot aiontpclier seminary preached in town Sunday. Mrs. Mary Maxhum is nursing in Put- namville. ' Mrs. II. C. Dodge returned Mondav from Randolph, where she has been vis iting her daughter, Mrs. F. E. Conner, who is very ill at the Randolph sana torium. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill of Pittslield. N. Y., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ix'slic Whitcomb. BABY MIDSHIPMEN. )n the Old Days When Children Were Sent to War. Among other fniprovomentji in the art of war as attained by the world In these later days is the abolition of the practice of sending children to sen, as was the case when the midshipmen of the old "oak walls" of England often were boys of less than fourteen years. ' The Marquis ot Dufferin nnd Ava ia telling about the siege of Bomarsund, In the Crimean war, which he witness ed from the frigate Penelope, related this story of one of these little fellows. "What pleased mo most during the whole business," he says, "was the gallant behavior of a little midship man, a mere child, thirteen or fourteen years of age. About the time when the Are became pretty hot I happened to come across him, and, as he seemed to be as much out of a Job as myself, I touched my cap and took the liberty of observing that it was a fine day, to which he politely replied that it was. "Encouraged by his urbanity, I ven tured to ask him how long be had been at sea, to which he answered, 'I have only left my mamma six weeks, but I ain't going to cry on her majesty's quarterdeck,' a remark which I think as worth recording as many a one made by more Illustrious heroes. Soon after this, however, a man was killed close to him, and the little fellow fainted and was taken below." OUR USELESS BUFFALOES. They Have Paesed Away Because They Were Economically Unfit. As a typical species of American Jauna the buffalo had his place in our ilstory, but take him by and large be x-as a rather useless beast, with no idaptabillty for civilir-ation. He served ills purpose on the plains when men led a nomadic life there and existed on bis rifle. But as soon as the range land, over which the buffalo "roamed In countless thousands," became fit for lettlemgut the buffalo was decidedly 4e trop. Very little of him was fit to eat lie was worth a bullet wben there was no ather meat to be had, but a people ac customed to modern steaks and roasts would find bim not overappetizlng nce the novelty wore off. In a word, the buffalo was economically unfit, and be went the way of the unfit Had he been conserved he might now be affording opportunity for big game hunters to enjoy themselves in moder ation. They are really the only per sons who have suffered by his disap pearance. To preserve the buffalo as a specimen in our zoos is proper. He Is a curiosity and has a historical value. But entirely too many tears have been shed over his destruction. One steer was and still is worth a lozen bison. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Japanese "Movies." Even the remotest towns in Japan have their moving picture shows, and In large cities tbey seem to' be nearly as plentiful as on this side of the Pa cific. In Yokohama there is a whole street of them, and, as the program of each Is endless and each picture is an nounced in huge symbols on a separate variegated banner flying from a tall bamboo pole, the aspect of Theater street Is startlingly unique. The pic tures Illustrating the sensational points of the programs above the entrances and at their sides have a certain quaintness about them, which Is ac centuated by the fact that they are all originals, not mere stereotyped adver tisements printed in raw colors. The "getas" or wooden sandals of the spec tators are deposited on a rack before the entrance to a moving picture show, for where other people take off their bats the Japanese leave their shoes. Popular Mechanics. Tha Other Woman. "I don't see how that woman can gad about the way she does and neg lect ber little children." "How do you know that she gads about?" "We get the same girl to take care of our babies wben we're away from borne, and she's kept busy over there fully half of the time. It provokes me so to have to be put off so often when I want to get away." Chicago Record DROWNED AS AID WAS NEAR Sam Stavi, a Laborer Bridge Construction Near Winooski on HE FELL 75 FEET INTO DEEP WATER Man Swam About for Sev eral Minutes and Then Sank Burlington, Nov. 21. After a fall of 75 feet into the Winooski river late yes terday afternoon, Sam Stavi, an Italian hi borer, 40 years old, employed by J. E Cashman, a contractor, swain about for several minutes until aid ws within 10 feet of him and then sank in 20 feet of water. He was riding on the basket hanging from a derrick arm used to carry con Crete from the mixer to the piers of the new high bridge over the river at W nooski park. As the empty basket swung over the stream to receive a load of concrete he lout his hold in some man ner not explained and fell, narrowly missing a truss as he shot downward. Foreman John Bartelle and two men hurriedly pushed out from shore on raft and had paddled almost to Stav when he suddenly disappeared. The dead man leaves a widow and several children. At the point where the drowning occurred the river runs through a deep gorge in the rocks 00 feet wide. 700 DEER 2-DAY RECORD FOR THE BAY STATE Uproar of Red Jackets Keeps Accidents Down New Record for the State. Boston, Nov. 21. The state fish an game commissioners believe that a new record for the number of deer killed in Massachusetts during the open season will be established this week. Deer shot last fall numbered 1,200. Nearly 700 hunters have Hied reports with the com missioner that they shot a buck or doe on Mondav or Tuesday of this week, Three hundred statements were received Tuesday, and yesterday the morning mail alone contained nearly 4(H) reports, The first woman to report was Mrs. Dud ley Ward of Williamstown, who wrote that she had shot a fine doe." Hunters counted by the hundreds took to the woods yesterday. Many went to Plymouth county, one of the most successful hunting grounds. Every precaution is being taken by the hunters to avoid accidents. (Sportsmen are clad in red or some other bright color to avoid beinir mistaken for a deer. One Williamsburg gunner was seen with red white and blue bunting draped about his shoulders. Foods That Are Harmful to Children. The Woman's Home Companion in its December issue carries on its campaign for "Better Babies by publishing an ar tide entitled "How to Make itabies liet ter," by Dr. Roger II. Dennett, a New York expert on children's diseases. Fol lowing is an extract from the article on the subject for children: "The indiscriminate eating ot indiges tible food, such ac many adults eat, is a practice to be condemned. Fried food of any kind, with the exception of steak or chops, is harmful to the child, because the fat witli which it is tried and cooked in to the food and surrounds the par tides of which it is made up, so that the digestive juices cannot act upon them. Most children are allowed too many sweets. Remember that even thouirh they are given a restricted amount of candy, cake, and desserts they will get enough sugar in some form in the course of a week, to supply all their needs'. This restriction of sweets ought not to be a hardship if the child is fond of fruit. Instead of giving a piece of cake or candy between meals, or even for dessert, an apple, pear, or peaeii will please him just as well, and will be beneficial instead of harmful. For some years mothers have held the erroneous idea that raw fniits are difliieult to digest. This is not true if tho fruit is neither green nor over-ripe. If the child has not sufficient teeth with which to chew it the fruit should lie given in mashed or scraped form so that no bard particles will be swallowed. "Indiscriminate eating is not the only error in a child's diet. The overcareful mother occasionally goes to the other extreme in endeavoring to plan a health' ful diet for her child. For instance, she doe9 not allow any thing but milk and cereals throughout the second rear, for fear that solid food cannot be digested, This lack of solid food really does harm, because when the second year of life is reached the child is much more like the adult than during the firsts year, and food which approaches the adult diet should be begun. It is at this time that the mother most needs the diet list to guide her." PROTECT THE HEART FROM RHEUMATISM RHETJMA Purifies the Blood and Throws Off Complicating Diseases. Weakening of the blood tissues by continued attacks of rheumatism affects the heart and produces complications which result fatally. RHEUMA puts the blood in condition to ward off other diseases and eradicates rheumatic condi tions from the whole system. Recom mended for all forms of rheumatism. 60 cents at the Red Cross Pharmacy. This letter will convince you of its great value: "I was so crippled with sciatic rheu matism I could not walk. Doctors could do nothing for me. After taking three bottles of RHEUMA. the rheumatism had entirely left me." Guy Torley, 129 Summit avenue, St. Paul Minn. Advt A GROWING CONCERN. Bennington Business Has to Secure Larger Quarters. Bennington, Nov. 21. Late Wednes day afternoon negotiations were com pleted for the sale of the corner of Di vision and Scott streets to the Benning- ton Hosiery company. The purchaser will take immediate possession. The Bennington Hosiery company is a new industry that recently began opera- jtiie ooweis ana una ny lessen uieir Bonsi . ., T? V I bihty to even the strongest stimulation, tiona in the building of the Bennington iThoJcontinucii U80 0 purgatives always Wax Paper company. The company started with a small outfit to which it has been adding from time to time and it has rapidly outgrown its original quar "ruli" "" "" .. the plant of the Lasher company on C age street, which was recently sold I Jo the h Z W aist company, but the parties could not reach an agreement and th" new company then turned its attention The Tiffany plant is well adapted to meet the requirements of the new in dustry. It is equipped with a 40 horse power engine and boiler, shafting, steam heat and eleetricjights and automatic sprinklers. There is floor space of about 18,000 square feet, sufficient room to al low for a considerable expansion of busi ness. . CLAIMS LAW VIOLATION. District Attorney Dunnett Sues Boston & Maine R. R. Rutland, Nov. 21. Papers were served on Boston & Maine railroad officials at Bellows Falls yesterday by Deputy United States Marshal E. S. Whittaker of this city in a suit, asking for a judg ment of $100, brought by United States District Attorney Alexander Dunnett of St. Johnsbury for the government at the suggestion of the interstate com merce commission. It is alleged that the railroad viohied the safety appliance act on August 12, last, by running a car which was not fitted with automatic couplers. The case is returnable at the United States court in this city the first Tuesday in January. AMUSEMENT NOTES. J. W. Gorman Company Opened Well Last Evening. The second company under the man agement of J. W. Gorman arrived in town last evening and opened a three days' engagement at the opera house. At their initial performance they were greeted by a large house, which testifies to the brand of shows Mr. Gprman is giving. Jjist evening s perlonnance cen tered around I he Dainty Quakeress. This part was well taken by Nettie ftnise, who also pleased the audience with her whistling solos. Then there was the walking cemetery, Mr. I. M Fast, who came in for a share of the fun-making. But heading the eompanv was the famous Yeddish comedian, Lew Williams. He wes all that the name implies and his impersonation of a Jew could not have been better. He kept the house in a roar of laughter with his queer actions and sayings. Throughout the play snappy musical numbers brought several encores. To-night they give, "The Relinmg of lather. "Quo Vadis" to be Seen Nest Week Imitation is said to be the sinecrest flattery. This is quite true but cannot alwavs be appreciated by the public The George Kleine production of the Cines: photo-drama, 'Quo adis, achieved Vi remarkable success in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Bal timore and a down otiier cit ies und in spired a number of unscrupulous parties with the idea ot launching a much small er and insignificant production on the market and banking upon the puhlic credulity, to take advantage of the mi niense advertising -Mr. Jvleine s produc tion has received. The real George Kleine production of Quo vadis is presented with eight parts or reels that are divided into three acts and is only played in the larger high-class theatres of the country and never at prices less than 50 cents tor orchestra seats and zo tor balconies The real "Quo Vadis" will be the at traction at the opera house for three days, beginning Thanksgiving day, with matinees daily, the seat sale starts Tuesday morning at Kendiick's. Adv. Safeguarding a Dangerous Trade. The Red Cross society has gone the conservation congress one better; While the conservationists are urging the econ omy of lumber lands, the Red Cross urges the conservation of the lumber men themselves. Miss Boardman has proposed a working arrangement for teaching first aid to the injured in the camps, lhe expense would tic shared proportionately among the lumber com panies and the Bed Cross society. This is no more than the society already docs for the army and the miners with the financial support of the government and of the mining companies, and the need in the lumber camps is even greater. They are remote from settlements, and it is a "dangerous trade" if there ever was one. From the felling of the tree to its final loading, through the hauling, transporting and sawing, the. risk is con stant. From the accessible statistics it has been computed that tho death rate for the whole industry in this country is five a day, with 22 a day permanently isabled, and l2 temporarily disabled. As is frequently the case with these high death and accident rates, much of this suffering is preventable. Take skill j o these patients, and give them prompt treatment, and the ill is cut in halt at the first stroke. This was the principle behind the effort to obtain a hospital schooner for the fishing fleet which was before Congress last winter. A physi cian on the spot, and clean bandaging when the wound was fresh, would have saved many a life and limb. It has been shown, similarly, that in tho lumber camps a large proportion of the deaths come from infected wounds. Miss Board man's proposal is hot the expensive plan of maintaining a physician in evcrv camp, but the simple and economical de vice ot keeping a medical visitor mov- ng from camp to camp to give lnstrue- lon in the care of the sick and injured. I he lumber camps are dotted from coast to coast, but speaking for its near est bases. New Hampshire and Maine, it may be said that this tirst-aid service ould be a blessing and a boon. The log-drives are generally 30 miles from nowhere, and the camps themselves arc ften beyond the jumping-ofl place. II man is' ill or injured, ashie from what rudimentary remedies the camp can af ford, he is cast on the naked resources of his reserves of health a gamblor's chance. The Red Cross society has looked in to succor the victims of peace. It is to be hoped that these overtures ill be welcomed by the lumber com panies as they deserve to be. Boston Traascriut. Pinklets, the New Laxative, Gently Assist Nature The first step incorrecsingconstipatiom is to stop the use of strong purgatives. Substitute for them the mild, non-griping harsh puipltives reoi littlo valua In the treatment of constipation because they wear out the muscular activity of j brings on chronic conHtipation instead of correcting it. With Pinklets you need liave no such fear. They assist the bowels nit liver tnat. minllati tr apt, thpm in TiTCl - ; working order and bo gently that ,tiicy are not irritated Dy tne treatmem. , i,inklets r0 for every member of the 'faluiy, Each bottle contains complete dire(,t;on8 for UM. Any druggist can supply you with Pinkleta at 25 centa pet i I WANT 12 Vz PER CENT. ! RAISE IN FALL RIVERl Textile Council Presents Request to! Manufacturers 27,000 Operatives Involved. .' t Fall River, Nov. 21. A demand for a flat wage increase of 12i per cent, to become effective Dec. 8, was made in a letter written by tho textile council and presented to the manufacturers of Fall River yesterday. The demand for in; cease is predicated upon the unusually good showing made by tho cotton mills during the last quarter. - ; The textile council represents five unions, or about 700 men. Some 20,0!KI non-union operatives have always fol lowed the lead of the council. The next step in the threatened strikflj situation will probably be a series of conferences to be arranged for nextweekj U he action of the textile council n: seeking an increase in wages for th workers of the city has aroused the mil firemen to a realization of the situation now existing and a demand is to brt made for an increase in wages for al stationary firemen employed m the mill here. The following call was issued yester day. A special general meeting of the sta tionary firemen will be held Inday night to discuss the wage situation. All members are asked to be present, lm? portant. lhe textile council has rejected ttic ap plication of the mill firemen to partici pate in its deliberations, and the mill firemen will now seek an increase on their own account. The firemen are affiliated with the international uni on of stationary firemen. A Word for Epileptics. The action of the supreme court of New Jersey in setting aside as uncon stitutional the act of 1011 providing, for the sterilization of epileptics, feeble minded criminals and other defectives should appeal strongly to common sense, entirely apart from the legal aspects of the case. The court holds that the law was based on a classification that bore no reasonable relation to the objects of the police regulation, and that it de nies to the individuals so selected the equal protection of the law. legislation of this eugenic character is growing. Several states have al-, ready enacted such laws, among them Connecticut. A sterilization bill passed both Houses of the Vermont legisla ture earlv this year, but was vetoed by Gov. Fletcher It would be advisable! for the solons in our state to acquaint) themselves with tho facts which warrants such legislation, as apparently those ofi New Jersey did not. Inclusion of epileptics in the proposed bills is no more justified than would be that of tuberculosis and cancerous patients. It is doubtful whether epilep sy is hereditary. A certain portion of epileptics not over 25 per cent. havn a family history of nervous disorder of " some sort hysteria, epilepsy, insanity. The most that can be said, therefore, is that there is an hereditary tendency which exists to a somewhat less extent in cancer and still less in tuberculosis. Alcohol plavs a far more important part. Tho researches of French scientists in particular show that a definite propor tion of epileptic cases are directly trace able to chronic alcholism in the parents. LoL'icnllv, therefore, the law should b made to apply to alcholics. In legislation so radical and larreaeii- . . . - t I . 1 l Ti HUT, two points are essential, (ij n should include only those whose pro creation will almost certainly result in defective children. (2) It should in clude only individuals legally classified as defectives. The epileptic qualities in neither instance. He may have perfectly healthy children. And unless his epilep sy is complicated with some other men- t.il trouble (which will bring him within, reach of a sterilization law) there is no' need to confine him except as a precau tion toward himself. In no sense is he even a potential menace to the cosnmu-' nity. Boston Herald. Used to It. , "Did vou cive this man the third de gree?" asked the police officer. ' "Yes. We browbeat and badgered him with evcrv question we could think of."; ...... .-fii j mft .w nat im ne ao : "Ho dozed off and merely murmured now and then. 'Yes. my dear, oure perfectly right !' "Washington Star. Sore Throat and Chest Colds Go Begy's Mustarine Relieves Pain Instant ly; Sore Muscles, Strains, Lameness and Swelling Vanish Over Night. Nothing on earth so wonderfully good for many ailments as BEGY'S MUS TARINE. Headache, toothache, earache, baokacho disappear in a few minutes. IJs marvelous penetrating power re duces inflammation in rheumatism and stops the agony. Bronchitis, pleurisy, tonsilitis, racking coughs are ended with, astonishing rapidity. . ' .lust rub it on. HIM 5 All S 1 AK-. INK never blisters. It's the finest thing out to draw the inflammation and sore ness from the feet and from corns bun ions and callouses. Get a 2.-cent box to-day, and if vim don't find it better than any poultice, plaster, liniment or hot-water bottle, your dmgzist. will return von money. Ask for BEgYs- MUSTARINE. MUSTARINE js for sale and recom mended in Barre by all druggists. Adv. J.