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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1914.
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A new president
in Mexico! "Next
Angeles has a pacific sound and that's
all, probably. '
Vermont garden products that have
survived the f rents thus far in June
probably will weather the remainder of
the winter.
- We are told that the Marshfleld dra
matic club presented "The Flowing
Bowl" to a full house at Danville last
Friday evening. For our part, we think
that a natural sequence.
I The Mississippi river wreck tragedy
shows that the ocean has no monopoly
of disasters. However, it is not easy
to explain why the largest excursion
steamer on the river should be driven
against the cribbing of the St. Louis
waterworks system, to be sen within
10 minutes to the bottom of the river.
The court of inquiry Into the cause of
the recent disaster has some important
work cut out for itself.
If Brattleboro and Keene were not so
far removed from Barre by mileage, a
brisk little baoeball league might be In
prospect, with perhaps another town to
round out the list; but this year both
Brattleboro and Keene are engaged in
another league and, for financial reasons,
such a combination with Barre and some
other town in this section would prob
ably be impracticable any year. Which
is to be regretted because Brattleboro
and Keene seem to have the proper base
ball spirit.
grace for Harvard in the defeat. As a
matter of fact, impartial observers were
willing to admit that Harvard's boat
contained the great stamina and the bet
ter watermanship, only lacking the fren
zied "punch" which shoved Yale over the
line a few inches ahead. At the finish
Harvard's men seemed considerably
stronger than Yale's, man for man, while
the exhibition they had given through
out the four-mile course was even and
machine-like. Therefore, each university
may well rest on the laurels won by
each on the great day.
The result of the race in so far as the
condition of the men is concerned imme
diately afterwards is such as to raise
the question again regarding the advis
ability of continuing such long contests
At least two of the men collapsed from
utter exhaustion as they pulled the last
stroke which sent their boat over the
line first, while others in both boats had
about reached the end of human endur
ance, being sustained in their seats only
by treat will power. Those were the
immediate results of the gruelling con
test. What the after-results may prove
to be remains to be developed. There
may be no bad after-results in this in
stance; but it baa been shown, we be
lieve, that a large percentage of colleg
oarsmen have developed bodily defects
early in life following the completion of
their college courses that have sent them
to their graves at an age much younger
than that of men who engaged In other
and less strenuous college athletic activ
ities. A shorter course would do away
with much of the tremendous strain
which the men undergo in the annual
contest. '
One of the most sane considerations of
the motor vehicle trafffo is given in the
following from the Springfield (Mass.)
Republican and the article ia worth bear
ing in mind: "The majority of automo
bile casualties happen on the city streets,
and it is the pedestrian almost always
who is the victim there. It would seem,
therefore, that the chief effort should be
directed at preventing accidents of that
kind. There are mishaps that are un
avoidable, that are due to the careless
ness or confusion of the pedestrian, that
are caused by some condition beyond the
control either of the automobilist or the
pedestrian, but the fact remains that the
automobile is the new element, and the
world is not yet wholly adjusted to the
motor vehicle on the street. Therefore,
in the interest of safety the automobile
must be regulated. A motorcyclist
should be made to suffer if he plunges
through a city street at criminal speed.
An automobilist should be called to ac
count if he endangers lives at a street
crossing or a trolley car white post. Far
more danger lies in such performances
than in a speed of over 25 miles an hour
on a country road. These are practical
facts that must be considered in any
effort to secure more radical legislation.
.Something ought to be done, but any
further regulation that is attempted
ought to be wisely considered lest it de
feat itself."
The air disaster in Germany, In which
a biplane rammed a dirigible balloon
during "war manoeuvres," demonstrates
that the aeroplane is still not within
the class of playthings, even the play
things of the skillful manipulators. The
engines which the aeroplanes have to
carry are so high powered that they are
capable of doing great damage to most
objects with which they come in contact,
and particularly so with the more fragile
of the other air vehicles. Moreover, the
engines carry the machines with such
terrific speed that drivers are apt to be
deceived as to distances and to come
upon an object in the air before they are
aware that it is possible to cover the
distance. Hence, it is extremely danger
ous to rnanosuvre the aeroplanes in close
proximity to other air vehicles. Inci
dentally, it was developed through the
tragedy in German military circles last
Saturday that the dirigible balloon has
very small powers of resistance against
the sweep of the motor-driven machines.
Indeed, the balloons are so easily crip
pled and destroyed that they do not give
promise of being valuable adjuncts in
case of war except in case of long flight
and under conditions in which aeroplanes
would not be met. For short time serv
ice in case of war, the aeroplane would
be far the more valuable because of its
marked speed and greater response to
control as to direction.
Bond Issue Feared.
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Sun reports that unless con
ditions change lor the better the admin
istration will be obliged in lees than a
year to revise the tariff, or else to is
sue bonds to help meet the current ex
penses of government. The failure of
the income tax to yield much more than
half of the amount expected for it;
the inability of the Democratic adminis
tration to effect any economies in fed
eral expenditures are the reasons as
signed for this prediction.
Our advice to the Wilson administra
tion would be to avoid a bond issue
at all costs. History, it is said, re
peats itself, but there are some phases
of the repetition that grate on the
nerves of the thoughtful public It is
bad enough to have business confidence
undermined, so that the wheels of in
dustry turn slowly, but it ia worse to
think that we must go into debt as a
nation, in time of peace, and thereby
burden the future for our enjoyment of
these present conditions. They ought,
at least to be had without great extra
cost. Boston Herald.
"Bletned is he who has something
to aay and says it." Lowell.
We have something
to say and we're paying
for this newspaper
space to say it in, and it
will pay YOU to take
it in.
The new Tartan plaids
that New York fashion,
has pronounced leading
style for men's suits,
are here. ''Quiet ele
gance" about describes
these, fabrics, $15 and
We're waiting to
show you.
We Clean, Press and Repair Clothing
F. H. Rogers & Co.
It may be a long climb
starting at the bottom of
the ladder of success and .go
ing to the top, but the person
starting with a Savings Ac
count is soon looking down
on those without one.
Peoples National Bank
U. S. Depository
Open Monday Evenings from 7 to 8
Never between Harvard and Yale, ae
cording to the statements of old rowing
experts, has there been such a stirring
i-ontesfc by the best brawn of the two
universities as that of last Friday after
noon when the Rlue triumphed over the
Crimson merely by inches. Indeed, the
finish was so close that even the judges
were somewhat in doubt and it was only
after considerable conferring that the
victory was awarded Yale by a matter
of four inches. For this narrow margin
Yale is to be commended for a most re
markable recovery after six years of de
feat and in a year when the chances of
Harrsrd were generally conceded to be I
r'ter . Ani while the honor of winning
Ce race goes to Yale, tf.ere !s no dis-
Butler Studied Vermont a Week.
The commission to investigate the edu
cational system in Vermont and to re
port recommendations, has held another
meeting with a portion of its member
ship present, as usual. So far as we
recall seeing the items about the com
mission printed in the papers, there has
not been a single meeting attended by
all the members of the commission, nor
has there been a single meeting that was
attended by a well known educator who
resides out of the state, who has no in
terest in Vermont and whose time is so
well taken up by pressing duties at home
that it is practically impossible for hirn
to attend such a minor consideration as
that in relation to the educational sys
tem of Vermont It may have been good
judgment to place such a man on the in
vestigating commission, but we doubted
it at the time and we still doubt it.
Whether the results bear out thaj doubt
is something not yet settled beyond
question, of course, and will not be set
tled unless we should get the candid
opinion of the other and the active mem
bers of the commission. But to our way
of thinking, figureheads, even though
commanding personages in the world's
education circles, do not add greatly to
the working ability, nor to the prestige,
of a body of investigators dealing with
firactical, everyday facts peculiar to a
ittle state somewhat removed from in
fluences dominating a great city like
New York. Barre Times.
To begin with, the contemporary's
premises are wrong. I here was no meet
ing of the educational commission, the
occasion referred to being merely an in
formal gathering of the resident commis
sioners to greet Mr. Vail, their colleague,
who happened to visit Montpelier. The
misstatement, however, becomes the ba
sis of an insidious attack upon the work
of the commission through one of its
members. ,
The "certain well known educator who
resides out of the state" can mean no
one except Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler,
president of the Columbia university, for
no other member of the commission re
sides out of the state. Vermont is ex
tremely fortunate in securing the serv
ices of Dr. Butler upon its educational
commission, and no one who has the
least information regarding the man and
his work on the commission would clabs
him with "figureheads" or say he "has
no interest in Vermont."
President Butler has attended to the
duties of his office as a member of the
commission as faithfully as the resident
commissioners. He spent a week last
Tune in traversing the state with the
other commissioners and securing first
hand knowledge of Vermont's education
al institutions and conditions. The in
terest with which educators of note
throughout the country are watching
Vermont in this large work would indi
cate that the personnel of the commis-
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sion, including as it does, one 01 tne
"commanding personages in the world's
education circles," brings to it and to
the state great prestige, and to intimate
that a man of such attainments is weak
in "working ability" is pure contradic
Vermont is in fact a little state and,
like sjiy state, it has conditions peculiar
to itself; but The Journal trusts they
are not so "everyday; and "peculiar
that a man of President Butler's experi
ence and training in every field of edu
cational work cannot grasp them and as
sist greatly in the solution of the prob
lems they present. Montpelier Journal.
A Modern Hunter.
Edna Ferber, writing a new Jock Mc-
Chesney advertising story in the June
American Magazine, precedes her story
by the followictr comment on the differ
ences between the old-time hunt and the
modern hunt for business.
"They used to do it much more pic
turesquely. They rode in coats of scar
let, in the crisp, clear morning, to the
winding of horns and the baying of
hounds to the thud-thud of hoofs, and
the crackle of underbrush. Across fresh
plowed fields they went, crashing
through forest paths, leaping ditches,
taking fences, scrambling up the inclines,
pelting down the hillside, helter-skelter,
until, panting, wide-eyed, eager, blood
hungry, the hunt closed in at the death.
"The scarlet coat has -sobered down
to the somber gray and the snuffy brown
of that tinromantie garment known
as the business suit. The winding horn
is become a goblet, and its notes are the
tinkle of ice against glass. The bay
ing of hounds has barshened to the
squawk of the motor airen. The fresh
plowed field is a blue print, the forest
maze a roll of plans and specifications.
Each fence is a business barrier. Every
ditch is of a competitor's making, dug
craftily so that the clumsy-footed may
come a cropper. All the romance is out
of it, all the colors, all the joy. But two
things remain the earns: The look in the
face of the hunter as he closed in on
the fox is the look in the face of him i
who sees the coveted contract lying ready
for the finishing stroke of bis pen. And
bis words are those of the hunter of long
ago as, eves a-eleam, teeth bared, mus
cles still taut with the tenseness of the
chase, he waves the paper high in air
and cries, 'I've made a killing! '
Overland Truck Ascends Mt. Mansfield
With Load of Grain.
G. A. Knapp, with an Overland truck
from the ftuart garage, made a demon
stration run to the top of Mt. Mansfield
Thursday. It was the. first truck to
make the run to the top of the moun
tain. Mr. Knapp carried four passengers
and a load of grain, the combined weight
being 1,750 pounds. He was two and
one-half hours going up and made the
descent in 53 minutes, St. Johnsbury
You can have a demonstration of this
truck at the H. F. Cutler Garage, 310
North Main street. Tel. 402-3. Advt.
The Inadequate Nickel
The illustration shows how the receipts of this company are
expended. It does not show the fact that after utilizing all the
receipts there remains this year $2,124.96 for the stockholders
to pay out of their own pockets. The people whose money fur
nished traction service for this cify are losing an average of seven
teen one-hundredths (17-100) of a cent on every passenger.
We believe that the people of Barre and Montpelier are willing
to pay a fare which will enable the traction company to pay all
its necessary expenses, make proper provision for depreciation and
pay a just return to the people whose money is invested in it.
In this belief, and only after the most earnest and careful study,
we have decided that the only course open is to advance the rates
of fare which have proven inadequate. Realizing that only with
the co-operation and good will of our patrons can we hope to
furnish the efficient service to which they are entitled, we have
in this and preceding advertisements, given the fullest publicity
to the facts which make this increase necessary, and we feel con
fident that in thus showing our confidence in the fair-mindedness
of our patrons we have not been ill-advised.
In Wednesday's advertisement, which will be the last of this
series, we will summarize the different facts so far brought out,
showing conclusively the necessity of increasing the rates of fare
charged by this road. '
Barre and Montpelier Tractitn and Power Company
Junte Specials!
Lot 25c Wash Goods 1 5c Yd.
These Are Displayed on Separate Counters
50c fancy Wash Silks at 29c Yd.
These are values that you don't often find. We
were fortunate to procure these from wholesaler that
was overstocked. Ask to see them.
White Wash Skirts
Sale of the new White Outing Skirts, the finest
Tailored Skirts in the trade ; made of New Cloth, Rat
ine, Stripe Crepe, Corduroy and Rep. Prices, only
$1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $1.98, $2.25, $2.75 up.
New White Dresses, $2.25, $2.98
New Summer Silk Dresses, $5.00 Value. ......$3.98
New Summer Wash Neckwear. .25c, 50c
Big Sale Silk Waists, White, Colors, $1.25, $1.50, $1.98
Big Sale Colored Wash Dresses. .$1.25, $1.98, $2.98 up
New Waists
Misses' Balkan Blouses .75c, 98c
All our $1.25 and $1.50 White and Colored Waists,
special on two tables at 98c and $1.19 each.
Silk Waist Special
White and Colored Silk Waists at ...$1.25 and $1.39
Special White Silk Waists at $1.98
Light Blue, Pink, Peach Silk Blouses at ......$1.98
Special Crepe de Chine Waists at ...........$3.50
Silk Hose, Gloves, Neckwear
Colored Silk Hose at, per pair 25c and 50c
Long Silk Gloves, best make, pair 49c, 75c, $1.00
Rainbow Neckwear, latest at 25c
Embroidered Organdie Collars at .25c
The new Ribbon Belts at, each 50c and 98c
Always Visit Vaughan's for Summer Underwear
and Corsets
Mmtf&an Store
Vacation Shoes
Now's the Time to Buy Them
Do not start on your vacation without
comfortable footwear. Here are a few sug
gestions for men:
Tan Rubber-Soled Oxfords.
Tennis Shoes, high and low cut.
For women:
v Tan Rubber-Soled Oxfords
; Tennis Shoes.
White Canvas Rubber-Soled Oxfords 1
Axiti for the children: 1
Tennis Shoes, Barefoot Sandals, Play
. ' Shoes, Mary Jane and Two-Strap Slip
pers in Tan, Gun Metal and Patent
If it's Dress Shoes, we surely have iust
what you want Let us show you before
you buy.
Rogers' Walk-Over Boot
Barre, Vermont
170 N. Main St.
Automobiles at a Price You Can
Afford to Own One At
Let us show you our used cars,
be as represented.
Every one guaranteed to
We Are Prepared to Show You
We 'have Circassian Walnut and Solid Mahogany
Dressers and Chiffoniers, with the "New Style" Wood
Beds to match.
Also Bird's-Eye Maple, Oak and Mahoganized
Birch Dressers and Chiffoniers, from $6.00 to $40.00
As fine a line of Brass Beds as you could ask to see.
Let Us Show You
Furniihin Undertakert and Embalncn
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