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Of Authoritative Corset Styles
During the Week of Feb. 23 to 28
There is a
for every figure and a',
price for every purse, "
the lowest being $2.00
per pair.
The woman who is paying
S1.00 or $1.50 for her Cor-'
sets will find this new Gos
sard at $2.00 much more
satisfactory, and less ex
pensivewhen judged by
style and wearing qualities.
Come in this week and see
our special showing; of
Gossard models up to $8.00
per pair fittings free.
Free! Free!! Free!!!
Patterns this week at our pattern counter to
any lady. Three styles to choose from and
. all sizes.
Our $2.00 Model
Handsome showing of New Spring -Goods
that will help you inyour early selection.
Homer Fitts Company
Big Reductions on Our Far Stock
For Frequent Use of Pardoning Power;
Calling It "Promiscuous."
At a banquet at St. Jolinsbury last
Spring', in connection with the meeting
of the Congregational state convention,
Gov. Fletcher was one of the speakers.
At that time, in speaking of the pardon
ing power of the chief executive, he as
sured his audience that he should grant
jio pardons unless he was shown that
material evidence had been discovered
since the trial and conviction of the pris
oner. This was favo'rably commented
upon at the time, but how quickly has
. i i i . i ii e- r
lie lorgoium ins pieuge xo ine people. Md he hast- bin action on tht fl
Hardly a week passes now but what : dictum of the French king, "I am the
some pardon is granted, and, so far as tate." From The Advance.
we nave been auio to uiacover, no onort
ccntly and it is understood that the gov
crnors heart was softened because the
prisoner was losing Itesli in confinement.
Beatrice Gould, -of West Swanton, con
Victed of adultery, was pardoned within
a month of sentence and to even things
up the governor has pardoned the man
convicted with her of the crime, Tlie!
are only a few cases, but there are oth
ers, and'the Taw-abiding citizens of our
state are lyondering why the methods
of Gov. Blease should bo introduced into
our state. It is time to call a halt on
these promiscuous pardons and to de
mand more thorough investigations be
fore more are granted.
Is thp governor playing politics, or
has been mado to ascertain from the
prosecuting attorney whether new-evidence
warranted executive clemency. In
fuctj in the only case we found where
the prosecuting attorney had been con
sulted the olficer counselled against a
pardon and the prisoner was speedily
pafdoned. '
' Chittenden county prisoners have been
especially favored in this respect.' Seven
Burlington street walkers were recently
sentenced to the house of correction and
the majority of them quiekly pardoned.
One of them boasted on the streets of
Burlington of her release and the next
week was mixed up in a stabbing affair
at a notorious resort. The ease of Bam
Alpert of Burlington was even more flag
rant. Here was a conviction secured
after great difficulty on the part of the
officers, and in response to a strong pub
lic sentiment. Alpert was pardoned re-
See thctnatch?
It jocks to collar button
J, Locks to collar
V'l button. Tie can
i 1 easily be rr mow
w H ed from Form
- M without untying
Uu 15q, two lor 25c.
With Form, tie
u put on in two
second, and tie
is never tied but
once. Constant
tying ruins ties.
Send mail orders to 5
48 Wellington St.,
, Barre, Vt.
How a Stingy Man "Blew in" $1,000.
In the March American Magazine ap
pears the autobiography of a stingy man.
It is really a great document on thrift.
The following extract tells how this man
in his youth learned the futility of try
hig to buy happiness with money. His
father's. estate being settled up. he found
himself in possession of $1,000 extra
money, which he spent in the manner
described below:-
"When the estate was inventoried arid
Ids will read we found he had bequeathed
the farm and $4,000 to mother, to go
to the girls at mother's death, $500 to
each of the girls when they married,
and $1,500 to each boy, with an addi
tional $1,000 to me for services rendered.
Ben and Bob were not satisfied with
the arrangement and talked to mother
about selling the place, but I threatened
to fight. They accused me of unduly
influencing father to give me $1,000 addi
tional. This made me angry. If there
is one thing more than another I hate
it is to Bee families squabbling over
Money bequeathed to them.
"The $1,000
.of my
to ta
took the vacation that fall after the
farm work was well in hand. 1 gwnt
money for' clothes until the neighbors
gossiped that 1 was going to get mar
ricd. Then I took the $1,000, went to
New iork and spent it iii just 17 davs
drawing on my own funds for return
tickets. I seldom have been as uncom
fortable in my life. Every time I wasted
a 10 lull I saw the foolishness of it.
The dollar I moi enjoyed spending was
the las one of that thousand.
"It.jivas childish, but I never regret
ted it, because up- to that time I cher
ished a land of feeling that possibly I
was missing some pleasure by not spend
ing money. 1 had at least proved to mv-
self that money will not buy happiness,
and the chief sensation was that of be
ing a 'sucker.' " -
See the new petticoats at Abbott's.
New lot of dress trimmings at Ab
bott's. , '
See 'the new wool dresses at the
Vaughan Store.
Twenty-live cent French percale at 15c
a yard at uughan s. .
An excellent variety of local ' talent
at the Presbyterian concert to-night.
Mis. George Harper returned to her
home at Montreal' last night, after mak
ing a few days' visit in the city with
Barnard Bruce of Toronto arrived in
the city to-day to pans a few days as
the guest of friends in Barre and Mont
pelier. - .Miss Harriet Hover returned to Barre
yesterday from Burlington, where she
has been making a short stay with
friends. .
The class in parliamentary law will
meet in the library on Wednesday, Feb.
1 25, at .1 p. m. Topics, Questions of priv
ilege,' questions of order and a general
I review. . '
! Mr. and Mru B, L. Barrett, who havei
been visiting the former's sister, Mrs.
Leon Keith of South Main street, and
with other relatives in the' city, returned
last night to their home in Lyndon
ville. Kugenio Galfetti, who has been mak
ing an extended stay at his "former home
near Milan, Italy, arrived in the city last
night from New York, where he landed
Saturday from the French liner La Lor
rainc. .
F. E. Brown, who lias been passing a
few days in the city while attending the
annual convention of. the Washington
County R. F. 1). . Carriers' association,
returned this forenoon to bis home in
Marshfield. - "
Manager Dceb Habeb of the New York
Bargain store returned this morning
from a business trip to New York and
Boston. Among others who came in on
the Green Mountain express this morn
ing was James N. Gall of the Barre
railroad, who has been, attending the
golden jubilee of Pythianism in Wash
ington, D. C.
The Goddard seminary basketball
team will make its last trip on Satur
day, when the squad will go to Bur
ling ton to play Burlington high school
in the second of the annual series of
games. The first game was won by the
Burlington team in this city last week
by a very close score.
The infant Bon of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Benton trf South Main stret died near
midnight, last night, after a short ill
ness. The child was born in this city
December 7, 1912. Funeral services will
be held from the house Thursday aft
ernoon at t o'clock, and the interment
will be made in Hope cemetery
The funeral of Mrs. Luigi Ciardelli,
whose death occurred at her home, 02
Granite street, Monday forenoon, will be
held ednesday afternoon at 3 o clock.
The ' services will be at St. Monica's
church and the pastor, Rev. P. M. Me
Kenna, will be in charge. The interment
-.m i . i - - it -1? j. .
win oe maue in me lainoiic cemetery
on ISeckley street,
Mr. and Mrs. John Collins of Saranac
Lake, N. Y., Timothy Holland of Boston,
and James M. Holland of New ork
are in the city, having been called here
by the serious illness and death of Mrs.
Timothy Holland of 8!) South Main
street, who passed away this forenoon.
Another son, I)r. Daniel Holland, who
resides in Kansas, who was summoned
when his mothers condition became seri
ous, was expected to arrive in this city
early this afternoon.
The management of the Shamrock bas
ketball team are in communication with
the Morrisville Independents, a team
laying claim to the state championship,
for a series of games to be played dur
ing the coming month. The Morrisville
team is composed of many veterans who
have had great experience with the
game. Many ol their players are former
People s academy stars. The team has
won several games during the past few
weeks. In a recent issue of the Morris
ville Citizen and News, a challenge was
issued to all comers in the state. Pro
viding suitable arrangements can . be
made, the Shamrocks will play.
Preparations for the big wrestline
match to be pulled oil in Granitevillo
Thursday night are nearly completed.
Wrestling champions of t.ast Barre and
Granite ville, "Bed" Jamieson and "Goose"
Alexander, respectively, will come to
gether for the first time this winter.
incitement in the hill district is run
ning high, and those who are promoting
the match sav the outcome will not be
lecided until the third fall. Officer Ed
L. McLeod of the local police force has
consented to act as referee, and he has
ulso accepted an offer to referee the
New lot of infants' shoes at Abbott's.
See the percales at lOe and 12'Ac at
v atigliau s.
Mrs. F. P. Wet more went this fore
noon to Noithlield, where she will make
a short visit with relatives.
Come for "Auld Lang Syne" to the
Scotch, social at the 'Congregational
church Friday eveninir. Adaiision. 15c
Mrs. Seeley of the Miles granite block
was taken to the City hospital tms tore
noon to submit to a course of treat
incut. .
Eleanor A. Pollard of this city left
this morning for Boston and New York,
as buyer in the interests ot the jUotuen
store in Montpelier.
The Athena- club will hold a presiden
tial party at the home of Mrs. George
Morris, 30 AverilLstreet, on Wednesday
evening at 7:30 o'clock.
"The Cowboy's Magnate." 101 Bison
two-reel feature; "A Father's Devotion,'
featuring Pearl White; also a Joker com
edy, "She Should Worry," at the Bijou
Riley's orchestra lias been engaged to
furnish music for the dance to be held
under the auspices of the Plainfield dra
matic club at Plainiield Thursday night.
Previous to the dancing a play, "The
American Girl," will be produced by the
Plainfield dramatic club members. The
orchestra will furnish music during the
Arrangements have been made by the
management of the Buzz.ell skating rink
for a hockey game to take place Sat
urday afternoon between the Barre In
dependents and the Norwich Independ
ents. The Norwich team will be com
posed of the best hockey talent at Nor
wich university and the Barre foam will
be composed of the best players in this
city. .
A number of Barre business men and
professional men went to-day to Burling
ton to attend the meeting of the Greater
Vermont association and participate this
evening in the association's second an
nual banquet at the hotel Vermont.
Among those from this city who at
tended are President H. A. Phelps of the
Barre Board of Trade, State's Attorney
J. Ward Carver, Ned J. Roberts, and At
torney John W. Gordon. Messrs. Gor-
don and Roberts expected to be present
at the business meeting this afternoon.
On opening the door to a long peal of
the doorbell, Mrs. James Peer was nearly
overcome last Saturday evening- to see
a long line of dark figures, each carry
ing some mysterious bundle. After real
izing that the dark figures were friends,
Mrs. Peer opened the door wide to admit
about 65 friends and neighbors, who had
gathered to remind her of her birthday
anniversary. Mrs. Peer, after recovering
somewhat from her great surprise,
proved herself at most efficient hostess.
The evening was enjoyably spent in play
ing games and other diversions, while
at intervals during the evening a well-
arranged program was carried out. In
behalf of the company, William Lillie
presented Mrs. Peer a buffet, as a token
of esteem, and the recipient responded
in a very feeling manner. A delightful
luncheon of coffee, sandwiches, cake and
fruit was served. The company dis
persed at midnight, all wishing Mrs. Peer
many happy returns of the day.
inends of Battista Sabatino will be
glad to learn of his return to Barre,
after an absence of nearly three years.
Mr. sabatino is a polisher and prior to
ins departure in mil he was one ot the
best known members of the craft in this
city. He has an interesting story to
tell of his experiences while absent. Di
rectly after arriving on his native heath
in Italy he enlisted under the Italian
colors and was enrolled in one of the
first regiments to be ordered to the seen
of hostilities in Tripoli. Patriotism in
Italy was rampant and feeling againse
the deprecations in Tripoli ran high in
the Italian provinces. In the months
leading up to the Italian occupation of
Tripoli, Mr. Sabatino's regiment was in
the thick of the fighting. For two years
he served as a private, and of that time
18 months were spent m the African
campaign. A few months ago lie was
honorably discharged from the army and
is now exhibiting with pardonable pride
the certificate testifying to his excellent
record as a soldier. He will resume work
at his trade in the early spring.
Presbyterian concert to-night.
Last call on winter goods aVauglian's.
Three Cheney silk tics for $1.00 from
the McWhorter Co."
Over 150 Gathered at Lyndonville Last
Lyndonville, Feb. 24. The sixth an
nua! banquet of the Lyndonville Driving
club was held in Cables hall last night,,
with an attendance of more than 150
horsemen' being present from all parts
of Vermont and New Hampshire. Pres.
C. M. Darling presided and Frank O.
French of St. Jolinsbury entertained
with monologue.
Among the speakers were John W.
Titeomb, state fish and game commis
sioner; who gave an interesting talk on
"Outdoor Sports;" Rev. J. J. Hutchin
son, pastor of the Congregational church,
and others. A local orchestra played.
Prize ribbons were presented to winners
of the afternoon races by Pres. Darling.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons ot
Vettfrans served the banquet and the
program was arranged by Dr. D. R.
Brown. Ihe banquet committee was
E. Ruggles, Ira Davis and J. P. Dorion.
The secretary reported a most success
ful season, with better racing and larg
er crowds than ever. '
The club has 125 members. The offi
cers are: u. ju. .Darling, president; nr.
C. C. Waller, vice president; George W.
Macdonald, secretary-treasurer; Roger
B. Ladd, auditor; A. A. Barber, starter;
W. G. Hanseomb, judge; L. R. Farrar,
George Burdick, J. J. Stafford, classifi
cation committee; R. B. Ladd, timer,
F. C. French; Ira Davis and J. J. Staf
ford, marshals.
I Satisfactory Purchases Here !
You run no risk at this store. Your every purchase
is backed by Our Guarantee, which means equal, if
not a better value, than you will find elsewhere, or J
your money back.
5 Our comparatively small expense enables us to of-
i fer the best' goods pbtainable for the price. ,
Our first and only consideration is a satisfied cus-
t tomer. ' " . ; '
We want to make you one.
X Successor to Veale & Knight j
I. H. Gilfillan and Mr. Kemp of Shar
on, Kas., started West with two carloads
of cows Wednesday. There were 75 cows
which will be sold at auction on their
arrival in Kansas and it is estimated
that the lot will bring in the vicinity
of $5,000.
Missea Annie and Jeanie Beaton came
Saturday frota Greeufield, Mass., to spend
a week's vacation.
Miss Annie Beaton went Monday to
Hanover to see her sister, Mrs. T. P.
McDowell, who is in the hospital there.
Mrs. McDowell expects to be able to
leave the' hospital in another week.
The Caledonians will play the New
Hampshire state college basketball team
at Wells River Saturday evening, Feb.
2H. At the same time the South Ryegate
Midgets will play the Wells River Mid
gets. This is reported to be the last
game the Caledonians will play this sea
son. Mrs. A. B. Carpenter and son, Mark
of Groton visited Mrs. J. A. McAllister
and Mrs. L. E. Whitehill last week. Mrs.
Carpenter expects to move soon to Som-
erville. Mass- where her husband, who
is meal infqjector for the government, is
now stationed.
Mrs. Martyn of Flantsville, Conn., is
visiting her "daughter, Grace, at George
Mra William Prnitfie tin returned
rom visiting in Littleton. N. H., and is
at her daughter's, Mrs. II. W. Goodine,
for the present.
Washington grange will work the first
and second degrees next Friday night.
The following program will lie presented:
Song by the grange choir; roll call, la
dies will respond with quotations from
Longfellow, gentlemen with quotation or
anecdote from Lincoln or Washington;
brief sketch of Longfellow's life; poem;
brief sketch of Lowell's life; poem; duet;
discussion, Grass and grain culture; piano
The Daily Excursions
to Economy
at our great price-smashing Cash Converter Sale of
Footwear continues with ever-increasing interest
and we are determined to make the last few days of
this sale even more profitable to you than those
just past.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, all our stock of Men's Heavy
Overs for socks and felts will be sold at a reduction
of 25 cents on the dollar. ' '
j And so it goes all through this big stock. Wherever
your eyes turn, a fluttering green tag, bearing a
bargain price, greets you. Every nook and corner
presents bargain chances of appealing values to you
as a buyer.
You can profitably spend hours in this store, be
cause every minute of search will be rewarded by a
decided saving upon needed merchandise.
Take a Daily Excursion to Economy.
Look for the Green Sign.
The People's Shoe Store
187 Currier Block
Removed from Hale Block
I Not Too Late
JOHN E. HOBAN, Resident Mgr.
The Country Editor's Revenge.
ie $1,000 additional was the cause irPiiminary l(0utsl of wl)icl, th(ire wi,j
y doing a foolish thing. 1 decided two or tlirrtj interest in the preliin
ke a vacation and spend it all. 1 1 inarics centers around the proposed
. 5
The Sweater has come to be an all-year
round garment.
We feature the Sterling and Starr Shaker 5
Knit Sweaters, and still have a good assort-
ment of all grades. X
The colorings are Maroon, Tavy, Brown, t
Dark Green, Indian Brown, Gray, and
Heather. I
Prices: $1.50, $2.00,- $2.50,
$5.00, up to $10.00.'
$3.50, $1.50,
Fur Coats to Rent.
Frank McWhorter Co.!
Kino Maggiani, Commesso Italiano
match between Young Whitnev of W'il
liamstown and lhicette. a Graniteville
Ikv. who gave the U'illiamstown lad a
hard go earlier in the winter. Several
llarre sporting men will attend the
matches, -Cold
weather and the' resultant neces
sity for pushing fires to the limit were
probably responsible for two cbiniuey
(ires Monday afternoon and evening. At
4:10 o'clock, the auto fire truck went to
7 Kailroad street, where a warm chim
ney fire was raging over a two-tenement
house owned by R. Dcrtini. The regu
lars were not tailed to use any chemicals
although the rlre within the chimney
waxed exceedingly hot at limes. The
damage was inconsequential. At 8:05
o'clock in the evening, a telephone mes
sage brought the truck to 20 Merchant
street, where the house is oecupied by
J. I.. Arkley and J. l'laisted. The fire
men tussled with another hot chimney
fire, and this time they had to use the
hand chemicals. The lows, if the dam
age can be reckoned in dollars, was con
fined to the upper rooms. Smoke (-ca-sinned
some discomfort for the tenants,
and the fire did not damage the in
Traffic on the iiiterurban line of the
Unrie &. Montpelier Traction Co. was
interrupted for a considerable interval
late last night, when the trolley wire
snapped ai twain near the Allen Lum
ber to.'s mill at Xorth I'arre, The
tremor which followed along the wire
was plainly discernible around city
square and throughout the business bcc
tion. A number of merchants who were
going home around 11 o'clock were the
first to notice trouble at the southerly
end of the line. Superintendent ('. 1'.
Millar of the Consolidated company was
notilied of the break, and he in turn
took up the matter with the carbarn
official. A policeman was pouted in the
danger zone, and immediate steps were
taken to prevent injury or death to pass
ing pedestrians or teams. A northbound
car was stalled for some time near Cot
tage street, the passengers transferring
to the Central Vermont train bound fur
Montpelier m-ar midnight. The power
was shut olT and linemen had the trouble
adjusted soon after midnight,
In the February American Magazine,
ueorge JMteu, the l'eoria funny-man,
writes another piece about Homeburg,
in his series describing life in a small
town. This month his article is en
titled, "The Homeburg Weekly Demo
crat" and is filled with amusing com
ments on the life and adventures of the
newspaper editor. Mr. Fitch says that
he never saw the editdr of the "Home
burg Weekly Democrat" resent a joke
but once. He goes on, as follows, to de
scribe that -occasion and to show how
tlie editor got even with his subscriber:
"That was when Pelty Amthorne told
him that his wife considered the 'Dem
ocrat' to be the best paper she had ever
seen. He let Avers burst a couple of
buttons from his vest pocket in his
swelling pride liel'ore he explained that
the 'Democrat' wuen cut in two exactly
fitted his wife's pantry shelves, and
that she didn't have to trim it a bit.
The old man turned on his heel with
out a word and that week he kindled his
old-time fires and wrote the following
for the local page: -
"'A citizen' of Homeburg who hasn't
done anything more exciting for twenty
years than stand off his grocery bill
poked fun at the "Democrat" last week
to our face because there wasn't anv
more news in it. News? Say we, News
to Homeburg? News in a town where an
ice cream party is a sensation and a dog
fight suspends business for three hours?
News in a town where it takes a couple
five vears to work iip a wedding and
seven kinds of wedding cake is the only
news in it? Vhere the city marshal
hasn't made an arrest for two years be
cause no one has done anything after
nine p. m. except snore, and where they
mve to put up the lamps in pairs to
keep them from getting lonesome? We
don't print news from Homeburg be-
ause there isn't anv, and the old roost
er who joshed us knows it. He's sore
because we can t make half a column
out of his trip to ravnesville eight
miles away last summer, but we'll
promise to do better. We'll dump the
paste pot in the fire, throw the old
shears out of the window and get out .1
regular screamer of a "! mocrat'' some
week; a paper with red ink on it and
big headlines and a real piece of news in
it. We wifj when this gabby old fossil
does his part. When he pays his six
years' subscription we'll write two col
umns about it. And even then no one
will believe it.' "
Monday and Tuesday
February 23 and 24
i -
In a riot of Colored
Musical Comedy
Change of Program
each night
Prices - 10-20-30c
IF YOU ACT QUICK. We have a few boxes
of Oranges left from our car that we offer at the
old price of $2.75 a box. Highlander brand if
you prefer them.
Eastman Brothers
Vaudeville To-day
There will be a card party at T. O. O. F.
hall Friday evening, Feb. 27. F.verybody
Special convocation of
tlranite chapter. No. 21. K.
A. M., this evening at 7
o'clock. Work. P. M. and
M. t. M. cKrecs.
The Rajah's Diamond
A two-reel Kline drama
Wives' Indiscretion
Kssanay comedy
Pattie Weekly No. 65
Coats, Keen and Johnson
A Colored Trio, Sinking, Talking and Acrobatic
Jennie De Wiss
Novelty Musical ' .
THE TRADE SECRET A Majestic Drarxia
THE POISONED CHOP An American Comedy
HIS LAST BET A Tannhouser Comedy
MBS. BEN. H. TASSIE, Pianist
An Advertisement in the Times
Will Bring Sure Results,
Admission Five Cents
by getting in on the valueswe shall
ofier in our Kitchenware Depart
ment. The reason we arc about
to take our annual inventory.
Ses Oor Windsw ol 10 Cent Articles
Tel. 439-W Barre, Vermont

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