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THE BAIUtE DAILY TTMES, BAIIRE, TT., ; TUESDAY1, DECEMBER 16, 1913.
Z REPUBLICANS ARE AT ODDS Standard MUST SPEND MONEY RIGHT CROPS SMALLER PRICES HIGHER Medicine the whole world over HOOD'S SARSAPARIL'LA. Drug gists everywhere sell and feel safe in recommending it because ' It gives such general satisfaction. Purifies, builds up, creates appe tite, overcomes that tired feeling. Get a bottle today. Divided Opinion Among the Committeemen Over Convention V Prouty on the Increase of Rates by ' the Railroads . Total Production in the United States This ; Year WILL DECIDE QUESTION TO-DAY Some Doubt About Right to ' -. Call Such a ' Meet-' ' ing J :- Washington, Dec. 16. Although the Republican national committee will not deoide the Question of an extraordinary pirty convention until the meeting to day many arguments for and against it were made last night at the dinner given the committeemen by Chairman Hilles. ' ''This conference," said Mr. Hilles, "is pot a council of despair. The Kepubli- ' Very much up in the air is the exact position of the Republican committee with respect to the proposed national convention next spring to . change the basis of apportionment and institute other reforms which will tend to unite the conservative and progressive wings pf the party.. The realization is hinted at in the fact thai a southern committeeman- canvassed forty-four of the fifty-three members of the committee and found twenty-two opposed and twenty-two favoring the holding of the con vention. These figures are by no means final, however. A plan which is receiv ing thoughtful consideration contem plates the passage of a resolution in which the national committee will ex press its approval of the idea of cutting down Southern representation but will suggest that the convention be held in 1915 rather tlian in 1914. One cannot circulate among and talk confldentally with the committeemen without being convinced, that they are on the whole of open mind and eager to take any reasonable step that will prom ise advantage to; the Republican party, l'lenty of men can be found who will readily set aside their own opinions if the committee can unite upon definite plan which will promise harmony rather than friction. Most of the committee say privately that the spring of 1014 is too soon for the holding of a convention. Men who take this view say that party rehabilitation is going along very well in their, states and it would be unwise to inject a convention which would accentu ate the differences within the party, They say that the Wilson administra tion is too young ni 'ln tariff law is too new to make clear the issue or is sues on which the. Democratic party can be opposed successfully in 1916. No good would be done, therefore, by wash ing the Republicans' dirty linen in public in the absence of any impelling consid eration which would drive the country to turn to the Kepubliean party for re lief.. ' wmi; men uchcto iamb nit; uue IM imj litical cleavage of the future will be drawn by conservatives against radicals regardless of party. Men of this cast of thought declare that Roosevelt will be a candidate for the Kepubliean nomina tion in 1918 and Woodrow Wilson, an other radical, for the Democratic nomi nation for the presidency, and that with two radicals in the field an impossible condition will result. These men have received eagerly me suggestion ot i.linu Root for president and they declare that Senator Gallmger spoke the truth when he pronounced him the most available man, whether it was good politics or not. A feature of personal discussion among the committeemen yegterday, in fact, is the cordiality with which the name of Senator Root is received. , On the other hand, other practical pol iticians in the national committee be lieve that the tariff. will offer the only TUU Afifc WEAK ( AND "RUN DOWN" Common sense demands that the first thing to be done is to put' both your nerves and blood into a healthy condi tion. Your nerves direct the work of your various organs and the blood feeds them. Unless both nerves and blood are in health, you can't be well. Common sense also demands that the' medicine 'yon take serve both the above purposes both tones and strengthens the nerves 'and nourishes the blood. Such, a medicine is Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion, the ideal nerve and blood and body" builder. It is a real nerve food tonic not an alcoholic beverage, as many so-called "tonics" are. Rexall Olive Oil tmuision noes not contain a drop of alcohol, nor any dangerous or habit- forming drug. It puts new life and health and strength into run-down sys tems, because every ingredient in it is put in for that purpose, and not to mere ly stimulate. Unlike alcoholic "medi cines," it does not show its effects in a renewed liveliness 'immediately after taking a dose. The effects begin to be felt in a Vw days, however, and they last, because the whole system has been strengthened and health is being re newed. If this is not your experience, we want you to come back for your money. You who are weak and run-down, and you who are apparently well now, but are liable to suffer from yarious cold weather ailments, use Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion to get and keep well and strong. For the tired-out., run-down, nervous, emaciated or debilitated the convalescing growing children aged people it is a sensible aid to renewed strength, better spirits, glowing health. Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion kintr of the celebrated Rexall Remedies is for freedom from sickness of you and your family. You'll be as enthusiastic about it as we are when you have noted its pleasant taste, its strengthening, invig orating, building-up, disease-preventing effects. If it does not help you, your money will be given back to you with out argument. Sold in this community only at our store The Rexall Store r,na sf mnr than 7 (M Ml li n ,! i n it Hr-iio stores in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Red Cross Pharmacy, Floyd G. Russell, Prop., 160 North Main jet. Barre. Vt. Advt. straight party issue between Republ cans and Democrats and they suggest that the new Democratic . tariff has not been in operation long enough to be po litieally useful to the protectionists. BIG SLUMP IN BELL TELEPHONE STOCK Drop of 5Ji Points Yesterday Sent It to 110ZA, the Lowest Point Touched Since 1908 Nearly a 10- " Point Loss in a Week. Boston, Dec. 18. American Boll Tele phone stock, which on rumors of gov ernment ownership or control or inde pendent competition in some of the larger centers, has been on the steady down for days, took a tremendous slump yesterday, especially in the last half hour or so of the market. There was heavy selling, more than 8,000 shares changing hands, and the price fell from 115 in Boston and 115 in New York, the Saturday closing prices, to 110, a loss of 9 points, which brought it to the" lowest point since 1908, just after the panic, when the stock sold at 101 At yesterday's low price the stock on an H per cent, dividend basis pays 7 rjer cent. In 1902 American well Telephone stock sold at 188, the highest point it ever reached and then the dividend rate was only Vt per cent. Since 1908 the high est point reached was lS3y m 1911 This year the highest was 140 early in the year. A week ago yesterday the stock sold at 120, from which there has been a loss of nearly 10 points to yes terday's low market. BILL TO BAR ALL UNDESIRABLES. Immigration Committee Favors Closed Doors to All Asiatics. Washington, Dec. 16. By a vote- of more than two to one the House immi gration committee yesterday favorably reported the Burnett immigration bill, with ' its stringent provisions barring Irom entry into the United htates all Asiatics, militant suffragettes, advocates of sabotage and anarchists. The liter acy test, requiring aliens to read or write One language, was also included. EDUCATION NOTES. "Teach the facts about your home city in the public schools," urges the Bureau of Municipal Research, New York City, Having introduced medical inspection in 1872, Elmira, N. Y., claims to have been the first American city to adopt health supervision of school children. The equivalent of one school year for more' than 400 children is lost because of contact jn-ith minor contagious dis eases, according to figures recently com' piled for Pittsburg. In order to furnish high-class enter tainment to communities in their states, the University of Wisconsin, Minn, and North Dakota have banded together for lyceum service. On the theory that healthy children should have the fresh air benefits usual lv reserved for the sicklv. Superintend' ent Wheatley, of Middletown, Conn., has introduced A modified open-window plan throughout his entire school sys tem. The Junior high school at Grand Ran ids, Mich., consisting of pupils of the 7 th, 8th, and 9th grades, has grown in two years from a school of 430 nuinls and 15 teachers to one of 851 pupils and do teachers. More boys and girls bave stayed in school under the new plan. The model school at Bryn Mawr, Pa., at the entrance to the college, has been made an open-air school. Only the dress ingroom and laboratories will be indoors. There will be 7 separate, one-story, out- of-door class-rooms facing full .south. taeli classroom opens on a lanre uncov ered platform 8x38 feet, whichh will be used for the gymnastics and siestas that are part of open-air school work. A ship building slip is maintained in connection with the high school at San ledro, La!., where, under the practical instruction of a nautical architect, the students learn how to build a boat. make and place the engine, and launch and run the craft. Classes in boat-build ing and marine commerce make trips to the wharves and aboard ship to study ship-construction, engine-action, and the character of the cargoes. Shipping law is also part of the course. Night schools of cosmopolitan character are by no means confined to congested centers in the east. At Ualhip, iUcKin- ley county, Jfw Mexico, the following nationalities were represented in a re cently established evening school: American, Spanish, Slavonian, Italian, Servian, Austrian, German, trench, Dan ish, Swedish, Irish, Scotch, English, and Cherokee Indian. Twenty-five different Occupations were represented. In ages the pupils ranged from 15 to 6Z. Many of them desired the ordinary elementary branches, but there was also a strong I demand for such subjects as bookkeep- ng, shorthand, typewritinij, Spanish, mechanical and architectural drawing. Foreign universities are now receivine some of the large private benefactions for which they have long envied Ameri can institutions. Cambridge university has recently received 4oO,000 for gen eral purposes, and $50,000 for a chair of astrophysics; Bristol university has had a gift of $100,000 from one donor, $90, 000 from another, and $750,000 from two others; Glasgow has been willed $50,000 for a research lecturship in medicine and $170,000 from three other benefactors; and Leeds has an anonymous gift of $50,000 for the erection of a school of agriculture. In Germany, $2,000,000 has been subscribed for transforming the scientific institute at Frankfort -on-Main into a university, and the Univer sity of Hamburg is to start with an en dowment of $8,250,0it0. In the case of Hamburg, however, the money has bees ing or protruding piles. First appliea entirely appropriated by the city. t ion gives relief. - 60c Advt. - HE ADVOCATES- FEDERAL CONTROL Of Securites and Urges All to Help Work of How ard Elliott- Washinctori. D. C. Dec. 16. The speech of Chairman Prouty of the inter Btate commerce commission, delivered at the Lotus club dinner of New York Sat urday, relative to railroad rates and rail road security regulation, has' caused less comment n Washington than outside, where the attitude of the commission is not so well known. It is thoroughly un derstood here that the commission has loner thoucht that the regulation of rail way stocks and bonds is an absolutely imperative step if the government is to regulate the railroads adequately. At tention is called to the recommendations made by the commission in its report on the New tngland railroads last june, Air, Prouty making the report for the com' mission: I "No student of the railroad problem can doubt that a most prolific source of financial disaster and complication to railroads in the past has been the desire and ability of railroad managers to en gage in enterprises outside the legitimate operation of their railroads, especially Dy the acquisition of other railroads and tneir securities. The evil which results first, to the investing public, and finally to the general public, cannot be corrected after the transaction has taken place; it can be easily and effectively prolnb ited. In our opinion the following prop' ositions lie at the foundation of all ade auate recrulation of interstate railroads; ... . . . . i a 1. Kvery interstate railroad snouid be prohibited from expending money or incurring liability or acquiring property not in the operation of its railroad or in the legitimate improvement, extension or development of that railroad. 2. No interstate railroad should be permitted to lease or purchase any other railroad, nor to acquire the stocks or securities of any other railroad, nor to guarantee the same, directly or indirect ly, without the approval of the federal government. 3. No stocks or bonds should be is sued by an interstate railroad except for the purposes sanctioned in the two pre' ceding paragraphs, and none should be issued without the approval of the fed' eral government." In collection with the quotations of his remarks, Mr. Prouty says that in some instances a wholly wrong impression was given, especially as to his purported op position to Howard r.lliott, also a speak' er at the dinner. He denies emphatically that anything in his remarks before the lub could be fairly taken as forecasting the action of the interstate commerce commission on the question of the five per cent, increase in freight rates sought by the railroads north of the Potomac and Ohio rivers and east of the Missis ippi. Mr. Prouty was understood by some to say that he was opposed to granting the increase, and on this mis- nderstanding were based public asser tions that the commission would refuse the request of the railroads. Mr. Prouty asserted Sunday that he did not say he .as opposed to the increase, and no one ad a right to take his address as ex pressing the views of the commission. Jn the flrBt place, Mr. Prouty said, '. am not chairman of the interstate commerce commission. I have not stud ied the present request for increase of rates at all fully, and do no know how should vote on the question if I wero ctively a member of the commission. How the commission will vote I certainly do not know. Ihey will have hearincs and investigations for eight months be fore they can decide. "t hat I did say at the Lotos club dinner," Mr. Prouty went on, "was that the railroads would have a difficult time securing a substantial increase of freight rates, in my opinion, until they were able to show that they would use the money obtained for proper purposes. They cannot show this, I fear, until there is government supervision of rail road securities. My argument on Satur day night was an advocacy in a gen eral way of such government' supervi sion. I have advocated it for fifteen ears and did not say anything new. Briefly, my position, which is absolutely unofficial, is that the railroads will al- ays have a very difficult time cettinc extra money until there is positive as surance that the extra money will be used rightly, and the only way we can get the assurance is through federal laws egulating railroad securities and invest ments with government supervision of them. This has no direct bearing on the one immediate request of the railroads. was thinking particularly of the New Haven railroad's past history when I mentioned government supervision. I meant to be understood as meaning that the government wanted some assurance that the future policy of the New Ha ven would be different 'from Its past be- tore it granted the ."New Haven more money. In our recent investigation of the New Haven's affairs we found rec ords "of grossly Improper practices in J the management of the road. We found inflated capitalization, money used for improper purposes, investments made in trolley lines, the Boston & Maine, and elsewhere that should never have been made. In fact, the powers that were did everything with the New Haven except run a railroad. DEOPS NORWICH. Harvard Also Drops Holy Cross and Cor nell in Football Schedule. Cambridge. Dec. 16. On the tentative Harvard football schedule there are nine games. Michigan displaces Cornell, Georgetown displaces Holy Crosv and Tufts displaces Norwich. Piles Cured la 6 ta 14 Days Druggists refund money If PAZO OTNT- ENT fails to cure itching, blind . bleed- For Boston Globe readers. See page 2 of today's Boston Globe for full par ticulars about t h e Globe's great Book lovers' Picturegame Contest. TINKER DEAL IS DECLARED OFF Cincinnati Baseball Club Directors Re fuse to Ratify Herrmann's Agreement. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 16. The board of directors of the Cincinnati baseball club vesterday refused to ratify August Herr mann's sale of Joe Tinker to Brooklyn for $25,000. Immediately after this decision was reached, President Herrmann sent a tele gram to President tbbets of the Jirook lyn club, telling him that the deal in so far as cash alone was concerned was off, but that another deal that would include Yingling or Ragon and Moran or Stengel with a cash consideration might be con sidered. Herrmann made a private agreement with Ebbets last week which allowed Brooklyn to have Tinker for $25,000 in cash with the understanding the Vm cinnati club should give Tinker $10,000 for signing with Brooklyn. Ihe telegram from President Herr mann to I'resideht Ebbets read as fol lows: , "Tli hoard nf dirpctors shsnliitrtv dis approves of the agreement to sell Tink er for cash. They want players in ex change. If you can make a deal with linker to play with Hrooklyh, submit to us a proposition which will include either Pitchprs Tingling or Ragon, or Outfielders Moran or Stengel, with cash equivalent for difference." IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS In a recent fanning bee, George Van Haltrcn, the famous Giant baseball play er of some decades ago, brought to light many interesting reminiseenses. When asked what he considered the greatest play he ever saw on a baseball field he told of the catch made by Hugh Duffy, a Chicago team mate of his, on the Uos ton grounds back in 1889. It was a cir cus stunt and probably never will be duplicated. With the ball hit to the ex treme limit of center field, Duffy was away with the crack of the bat and as the ball was about to sail over a horse s back standing in center field, to the amazement of everyone, Duffy jumped astride of the horse and made tHs catch from that position. When Van Haltren was compelled to leave the rrfajor leagues with a broken leg in 1902 She was the oldest player in point of active years service in the big league outside of Cy Young. When asked as to the greatest filayer of the last dscade he took off his ist to Mike Kelley, the Boston lad. He considers Kelley the smartest and most opportune player who ever lived, a play er who neve? had to think out a play in his life, lie said that baseball came to Kelley by intuition. He rated the speed sters in his day above such present day men as Lobb and -Milan. A person by the name of Archie Walsh recently established a world's record for total pins felled in a ten-string game with Paul Pochler, who is recognized as the best small pin bowler in the world. Walsh defeated roe h lor. His total was 1192 and Poehlcr's 1,029. Walsh rolled be low 100 but once in the ten strings. The record was made at Boston on Thursday nignt. Charles WTebb Murpry, the Chicago National magnate, proclaims John lener was a man who knows more baseball than any other person. Midshipman H. E. Overesch of Lafay ette, Ind., has been elected captain for the 1914 football team at Annapolis. He was a substitute this year, failing to. displace either Gilchrist or Ingram. He played football at Perdue university before entering the naval academy. It was expected that either Perry, center, or Harrison, fullback, would have been lected captain of the team. ' "Harlem Tommy" Murphy will claim the lightweight championship because of the failure of "Willie Ritchie to meet dm in California on Wednesday night. Ritchie refused to fight because of an op eration for a nasal abscess. Zinn, an outfielder of the Boston Na- ionals, has been sold to the Louisville club of the American association. Manager Kitty Bransfield of the Mon treal club has secured outfielder Miller nd utility man Walsh from the Phila delphia Nationals. Twenty-seven ballots were required to elect R. W. Diehl captain of the Frank lin and Marshall team for lvi. Frank J. O'Xeil has been re-appointed to act as bead coach of football at Syra cuse university for 1914. Fred Murray, a South Boston lad, has been elected to captain the Georgetown university team for the next football season. Red Killifer, the brilliant Philly catch er, established a unique record during the past season. He not only caught more games than anyone else in the Na tional league backstop, but he also caught more men trving to steal on him tun any cthfr. K!!:fe7 threw out 130 men trying to steal on him. Jimmy Archer of the Cubs ran second, throw ing out 105 men. Homer Baker, the New York A. C. middle distance star, will probably en roll at Fordham university immediately after the Christmas recss. . APPROXIMATELY 12 PER CENT. LESS Than in 1912 Wheat Yield ' Largest Ever Re corded Washington, Dec. 16. Final estimates of production and value of 14 of the im portant crops which form a part of the enormous grand total, aggregating ap proximately $9,000,000,000, of wealth produced on farms through the soil .and farmers' live stock during 1913, were an nounced yesterday by the crop rejiorting board, bureau of statistics, department of agriculture. The figures are the offi cial government estimates of acreage, production and value, based on price paid to farmers on Dec, 1. These 14 crops are only a portion of the produc tion of the soil which approximates 000,000,000 in value each year. The to tal value of the animal products of the farm is estimated at about $3,000,000,000 annually. "The production of crops in the United States in 1913 was materially below the average," the secretary of agriculture, David F. Houston, announces, "the yield per acre of all crops combined being smaller than in any year of the past decade, with the exception of 1911. This shortage was caused by a severe drought, accompanied by excessive heat during the summer months, in an important portion of the agricultural district of the United States, and particularly in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and adja cent states. Inasmuch as rop production of 1912 was unusually large, a greater propor tion than usual lias been. carried into the present crop year, which should miti gate somewhat the effects of the short age of this years crops. "The corn crop, the most valuable farm product of this country, is smaller than any crop since 1903. Wheat pro duction is the largest ever recorded in this country. The crop was practically matured before the drought became ef fective. The oat crop is the third larg est in our history. There has been a steady expansion of the area of this crop. Ihe hay crop is smaller than the large crop of 1912. Rather liberal .rains in the late summer and fall have pro duced good pastures. The cotton crop will perhaps rank fourth or third in sue. "The acreage devoted to these five crops, (corn, wheat, oats, hay, and cot ton), comprises about 90 per cent, of the area in all crop, and therefore has a predominating effect upon the general average condition of all crops. Nearly all the minor crops were materially smaller this year than in 1912 and the per acre yields below their average. To the producers the lessened crop production this year is largely compen sated by the increased prices received for their produce; for, although the to tal crop production is approximately 12 per cent, smaller than last year's pro duction, the average, level of prices is higher than last year's. Ihe final estimates of the five princi pal crops yesterday, with comparisons lor una, follow; Crops 1913. 1912. Corn; bushels. .2,446.988,000 3,124,746,000 Wheat, bushels 763,300,000 730,267,000 SUPPLY STEADY, PRICE SOARED. Meat Cost Has Gone Up 75 Per Cent. Since 1899, Census Report Shows. Washington, Dec. 18. Although the meat supply kept pace with the growth of population in the decade from 1899 to 1909, prices soared to nearly double the 1899 figures, according to a census bulletin issued yesterday. Aleat on the hoof went up 75.5 per cent., nut the aresseu prouuet showed a slightly smaller increase 13.8 per cent. Americans ate 105 pounds of beef, veal and mutton per capita in 1909, as against 106 pounds in 1899, although the total per capita meat production in 1909 was 107 pounds. Sixty-five per cent, of the meat sup ply was furnished liy the big packing houses. The countrys total product in 1909 was 8858j815 animals. The cost of the animals "killed in slaughtering establishments was 11,202,827,874. The total meat supply was 0,719,065,600 pounds. , TRADE GOOD IN SOUTH AND WEST ' New England Report Says "Fair" New York and Pennsylvania "Poor.". New York, Dec. 16. Business is boom ing in the south Atlantic group of states, along the gulf and in the West and Southwest, but in other sections of the country is only "fair" or "below par," according to the New York Herald, which yesterday published reports as to indus trial and commercial ' conditions. The Herald presented reports from more than 100 cities in nearly every state in the Union. Business was reported "booming" in the following states: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mex ico and Arizona. States reporting business "fair" weret Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. Mas sachusetts, Connecticut, Hhode Island, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, California, Oregon and Washington. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware reported business "at a standstill." Ohio; Indiana, West Virginia, Illinois, FOR BABY'S TENDER SKIN Nurse Mansell of Salem, Mass., says : "I always recommend Comfort Powder to mothers whom I nurse, because it has no equal for the delicate skin of babies. , Get the genuine with signa- ture of E. S. Sjkes on box. Advt. Copyright Bart Schaffner & Are You a "Spug?" It's the name of the members of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving. Overcoats make fine gifts. Be a spug. You'll find here overcoats in so many different styles, in so many different fabrics and colorings, that we know you'll see just what you want, - Hart Schaffner & Marx quality and smart style and perfect finish is in them; there's no way to get anything better than that. Overcoats in all models f here, from $18.00 to $50.00 Come to this man's store when you buy gifts for men. We will cash your Christmas Savings Club checks MOORE & OWENS BARRE'S LEADING CLOTHIERS 122 No. Main St., Tel. 66-W Barre, Vermont Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennes see, and Missouri reported business "be low par." .The reports received showed that a policy of retrenchment is in force in the manufacturing centers of the East. Working forces have been cut down, and many skilled and unskilled workmen are without employment. This is espe cially true in cities where steel indus tries are centered. , WORK OF COUNTRY SCHOOL. Is That of a Community Builder Leader in Agricultural Life. The present-day rural school is striv ing to fit itself into the needs of the community where it is found. The school of the open country which fails to root itself to the soil is no longer worth while. The school must be a lead er in every-day agricultural life or it will be stamped a failure. One of the many schools which is doing a real work for country uplift is found in western Charles Mix county, South Dakota. The school is 20 miles from the nearest rail road station, and has been doing a re markable work for the. community for more than 20 years. It was established as a nostonice whicn took its name "Academy" from the scbxl itself. The school is organized on the academy or high school plan and is strong enough to irive the Deoole of the western section of the new state all the education they really need for successful farm lite. The founder of the school, Rev. L. E. Camfield, has been seer enough to under stand that the country districts ought to have schools so complete in them selves that farm children should not be obliired to bo to town to complete their education, since this generally means a weaning away from the farm. The time when the school was estab lished was a period of panic, of low prices, and mortgaged farms and chat tels. Still out of their poverty and need, the settlers gave, everyone, a little for the school. The local church helped to furnish teachers the pastor and the pastor's wife, who had been college teachers, taking part in the work from the first. The pastdr from a neighbor ing parish also devoted a part of his time to teaching. The school received assistance from the church, and in its turn lent aid to the church. In a short while, as smaller district schools were established, these came to be feeders for the academy, which insisted on teach ing the universal subjects in a very thoroughgoing manner. From the school went out in a short time teachers for the entire country community and practical men of affairs in other lines. ' A school farm was added at a very early date. Here regular les son in farm building construction, re pairing, the use of machinery, tools', et were given. Indeed, general farming was co-ordinated with class room practice in relating the education of the school to the life of the k-ommunity 1 he work of the school wss- practical from the first, doimj its uttaost to answer the Marx needs lof the community. Its enrollment grew from a few students to 145 in a few years. As old buildings were out grown, the students took an active part in building new. A school home life was developed and the teachers have done a great work as companions and leaders of the students by giving them individual help and en couragement. To this may be traced some of the really remarkable men who have gone out from this community. All the household cares and duties of the school are organized under the depart ment of household economics so that the care of kitchen, dining room, laundry, and the living rooms is left largely to the women students under the direction of a competent matron. One of the things of special appeal is this: The pastor who came to the com munity in the early days has remained throughout the years, preaching and teaching, building and farming. The Christian spirit of respect and reverence for work, for knowledge, and for duty is strong in the school and equally strong in the community. Here can be seen, then, a typical rural community satis fied country nomes, and a country school and a' country church, each doing its share in helping the people to love the soil and mako the most of themselves. Inspired young men and women who have the real vision of country life ne'eds may find opportunities in every part of our country to do the work that these pioneers have done so successfully in a poor western pioneer district. . DOMINICAN ELECTIONS QUIET. Perfect Order at Polls During Voting of Island Elections. Santo Domingo, Dec. 16. Perfect or der prevailed at the opening of the polls yesterday in the election of members of the chamber of deputies of the Domin ican republic, which is being held under the observation of American commis sioners. CHECK CHRONIC . RHEUMATISM NOW RHEUMA Thoroughly Drives Out Deep Seated Uric Acid Poison. There is only one way to be free from rheumatism the accumulated impuri ties caused by an excess of urio acid poison must be expelled from the body. That is what RHEUMA will do and do it thoroughly. If you suffer from any form of rheumatism sciatica, inflamma tory, arthritis, muscular, lumbago or gout gets bottle of RHEUMA from the Red Cross Pharmacy for 60 cents it is guaranteed. "For, six years I was a crippla on crutches from rheumatism. One bottle of RHEUMA cured me completelyi" J. K. Greenberg, 2238 Cottage Grove e- nue, Chicago, 111. Advt.