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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., MONDAY, JULY 13, 1014.
BARRE DAILY TIMES MONDAY, JULY 13, 1914. Entarad at the Poatofllf at Barra aa Saeooa Clan Mali Mattar orrnuraj PTlnw BiTKI One rmr w Oa month f Bliurle onr 1 n PU.hl Ewrr W h-Uy Affrneon BANK I. LANCLIY. Pnbli.h These are the daya when Vermont mountains are the refuge of the weary city dwellers. If New York etate should again afflict Itself with "Bill" SuUer, it will place it eelf beyond sympathy. Kuerta is going to quit to avert civil war In Mexico. Too bad that idea couldn't have seeped into hia head a year and a quarter ago. We are inclined to think that Charles Buraner Bird's decision not to run as Pranessive candidate for governor of Massachusetts again will bring the Pro gressive party of that state nearer the common people. Brattleboro did well in raising $481 in cash to be sent to the Salem fire suf ferers, thereby proving that Brattleboro is one of the most progressive towns in New England. For the size of the town the contribution was large as compared with others. Moreover, it was promptly given. We congratulate Brattleboro for its generosity and its promptness. The Boston Traveler is right and the Boston Globe is wrong Vermont is not the "farthest north" state of the Union. It is Maine that has such a distinction, and even New Hampshire towers north ward above the northern border of Ver mont with a sharp spire of land that seems fairly to pierce a vital spot in Canada. New Hampshire is still going northward after Vermont has come to a dead halt straight along Its border and Maine progresses even further into the lower region of Canada with its irreg ular-shaped top. ermont Has many distinctions, but that of being "our farthest north" state, is not among them, We surrender to New Hampshire, and New Hampshire surrenders to Maine. commission should sit for any consid erable length of time during the con summation of its work this individual good liver and benevolently inclined per son toward indigent waiters and wait resses would have spent about $7 of the state's good money at the end of the week $7 merely for tips at the dining- room. How much more he might hava spent in tips to the chamber-maid, to the barber, to the bootblack, to the por ter, to the scullery-maid, to the head chef, to the taxicab driver is not certain; but suffice it to say that his freedom with the people's money toward the waiter might well raise the suspicion that he was a person entirely pleasing! to the employes mentioned. Let the taxpayers of Massachusetts say, and let the taxpayers of Vermont consider what they would do- in like in stance, whether they ahall permit such promiscuous strewing of their money. Is the tipping of a servant a legitimate 1 expense to bo charged against the stataT tip is entirely aside from the living expenses of a person. One may give a tip or one may not; it is not one of the fixed expenses and one follows his own dictates about bestowing the largess on the employe. Until the tip becomes a fixed charge, the officeholder who gives it ought to be made to pay it out of his own pocket. r 1 Featherweight doesn't mean feather frail. These suits are tough, strong and durable and stylish. - Get one tonehum with you during the hottest days and it will take you through smiling. $8.50 for just 50 odd suits that were $10 to $15 values. See window. Ws Clean, Press and Repair Clothing I CURRENT COMMENT F. H. Roger & Co. ; , , , i . . CLIMBING THE LADDER 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 Another automobile accident on the 'main highway between Montpelier and East Montpelier oa Sunday accentuates the demand for improvement of that thoroughfare by widening and by laying permanent road material. The road is in miserable shape at the present time for all kinds of traffic, being both nar row and filled with deep furrowa of sand, and inasmuch as it is pointed out as the chief route between New York state and the White mountain region, the wonder is that more accidents do not occur. Ef forts are being made to put the thor oughfare in shape, but, as we have pre viously stated, the efforts are not com prehensive enough; the work should be prosecuted on a Icrgpr scale. The chief trouble with President Wil son's plans to discuss business and in dustrial conditions with a few guests in vited to the White House is that it is possible for hi-n to get in touch with only an infinitesimally small percentage of the business and industrial interests cf the United States. For instance, he talks with one automobile manufactur er and two or three bankers and a few mercantile men. Their viewpoints are, of necessity, somewhat narrowed and their range of observation limited to a certain extent. Hence they cannot give the president a comprehensive idea of actual conditions the country over, only recording their knowledge of their own business and their impressions of the vastly greater mass of business of which they are a part. However, Wilson's pol icy of trying to get into touch with bus iness and industrial conditions is com mendatory, albeit not Impressive. Summer Baseball for College Men. Dartmouth and Amherst are again very insistent that their baseball plav era ahall not play on summer teams of aemi-professional character, I his seems like an unnecessary hardship to place upon college students who are per haps struggling to make ends meet to pav college expenses. Technically of course a player who plays for money is a professional, and professionals are supposed to play on college teams; but it would seem wiser to adopt a new standard of classification as between professional and amateurs than to de prive the college man of the pleasure nd profit of joining a semiprofessional summer baseball team. A student might earn $25 to $30 a week playing baseball, while his services in another line would not be worth over $10 or $12 a week The plan adopted by Brown university is a sensible one. isnmonmns are al lowed to play with teams which are not under the national agreement. In other words they maintain their amateur stat us as long as they do not play with professional clubs where they may be bought or sold. Brattleboro Reformer. complete but Mr. Fleetwood is bound to figure in the contest. Jn tne first place his record ia good. He made a clean fight four years ago when tne gov ernorship was bought and paid for. No finger of suspicion has been pointed to ward him while he has been holding pub lic office. Then, he had the courage to get into the water first and that will not prove no mistake. Possibly he will not De tne nepuoucan nominee wnen uie peo ple have spoken, but ha will bear watch ing. St. Johnsbury Caledonian. Tri-Party Primary, A most significant development of the agitation in favor of a lawfully author ized direct primary was the meeting of ure(j to a region having numerous hos tile chairmen of the three political par- telries, who would not be attracted by lies or me siaie in ourungton ana me ons or two hotels alone, Vermont'! Hotels Multiplying. We congratulate the Barre limes in particular and the enterprising people of the Granite City in general upon the prospects of the early consummation of the protect to provide a new notei lor Uarre. Indeed all Vermont may well re iolce over the success of this undertak ing. Burlington nas learnea mat mum plvine hotel accommodations attract people to a town as has txn demon strated over and over again in different watering places and summer resorts. On the other hand Maine and ew (lamp shire and other states have discovered that attractive hotels in different com munities have a cumulative effect upon the traveling public, many people being FINE COAL YEAR IN VIRGINIA. adoption of a tentative plan for writing a working primary law, by a joint com mittee of the three. The beauty of this situation is that, even it tne governor, for reasons tnat appear sufficient, should decline to call the legislature into extraordinary ses- Plans are already in preparation for Barre's new hotel, the architect being George H. Bartlett of New lork, who designed the Hotel Vermont, and it is safe to say it will be a work of beauty f not a joy forever. If its dining room is to accommodate between 250 and 300 sion. the entente established might lead guests, the projectors plainly intend to to a tri-party primary, based on the Howe-Darling-Barber plan, which would at least have the authority of the three party organizations and provide a eon venient meeting-ground for establishing primary rules and safeguards. It seems clear that there will be some sort of a primary in Vermont this fall. Whether the tri-party joint committee can formulate a bill wnicn will meet tne approval of the governor and then se cure from enough legislators a formal plan for large patronage, winch is a wise policy. In these days the public almost invariably rises to the induce ments held out to it. We hope before many years to see hotels on Lake Champlain as numerous in proportions as they are on Lake George, with the islands of beautiful Lake Champlain the home of large col onies of summer visitors from the large cities both in cottages and hotels of more or less modest pretension, and in pledge that the extra session will not Hitinn . .lr..H mltinlvin t.h.t time, or whether the three state corn- Production Was Large, Prices Good, and Mine Accidenti Comparatively Few, The production of coal in Virginia in 1013 was 8.828,008 short tons, valued at $8,025,653. Virginia broke all previous records in 1913 in the quantity of coal produced, according to figures by E, W. Parker, of the United Statea geological survey, in cooperation witn Virginia geological survey, and for the first time in six years the value of tne output per ton exceded $1. The chapter added to the history of coal mining in irgin by the record of 191.1 is an Interesting one. ine quantity of coal produced ex ceeded that of 1912 by 981.430 short tons, or 12Vj per cent, with a gain in value of $1,434,077. or 19 per cent; the quantity of eoal mined by machines in creased a little over a million tons; the average number of working days was exceptionally large; the average produc tion per man reached nearly a thousand tons for the year; the bad practice of shooting coal off the solid was reduced to the extent of nearly a million tons, compared with 1912; the number of fatal accidents was reduced by a little more than two-thirds; and were was not a Single strike or lockout reported. This record bars on its face the evidence that the year was exceptionally gratify ing to both operators and employees. tor severaJ years irgtnia has stood relatively high in the quantity of eoal produced by each man employed, and 1313 was no exception to the rule. The number of men employed in the coal mines of the state increased from 8,678 in 1912 to 9,162 in 1913, and the average working time from 251 days to 280. The average production per man in 1912 was 904 tons and in 1913 it was 903 tons The average daily production per man was slightly less in 1913. being 3.44 tons, against 3.8 tons in 1912. The most gratirving part of the record of 1913 was in the reduction of the num ber of fatal accidents. In 1912 there were 75 men killed in the coa.1 mines of Virginia, according to the bureau of mines, and in 1913 there were 24 fatali ties. WILLIAMST0WN. TIPPING ATTACKS PUBLIC TREASURY. That the tipping evil is attacking the public treasury and not merely the pock etbook of the individual Is shown as the result of investigation of expense ac counta of some commissions in Massa chusetts. It was, found in one instance that a member of a commission had or dered $1.40. worth from the bill of fare aa a breakfast and that, in addition, he had charged up to the state a 25-cent tip, given presumably to secure better service during the consumption of the meal. Inasmuch as breakfast ia con sidered generally to be light meal, It is reasonable to assume that the mid day meal and the evening meal of this good liver amounted at least to $2 each sitting and if the tip at those two meals were to be in like proportion to the bribe of the morning repast the amount would be well toward 50 rents in each t a e. Added together, the dailv tin areouni would be between 75 rent and $1, prob ably nearer the Utter than the former. tontinuinjr the rerkoning further, if the mittees get together and formulate joint plan for an unofficial primary, the situation changes decidedly for the bet ter with the result of the Burlington meeting. Apparently, too, the delegation ap pointed bv the Republican atate com mittee to call on the governor and ask him to call a special session will be sup planted by the tri-party Joint commit tee, which, undoubtedly will not make overtures to the executive until it has something substantial to submit. Neces sarily, a pledge for a session limited as to time and scope of measures to be con sidered would have to accompany such a propositon. Much will depend on the work of the joint committee which ia empowered to write the direct primary bill to be sub mitted to the governor, and its work will not be completed in one, nor in a half dozen sittings. It should, however, be able to conclude its work and publish its recommendations in the state pre in time for full and free discusoion be fore a meeting of the legislature ia invoked. In this connection, sleeping dogs and dead lions of the legislature of 1912 should be allowed to lie. The first symp tom of a desire to reopen old sores and resume old feuds will juat as certainly plane an extraordinary session into fruitless and interminable turmoil aa will any attempt to undertake legisla tion outride the absolutely necessary re quirements ot tne direct primary. It is now roe to the middle of "July, and no time should be lost if the three state committees are to accomplish any thing useful in primary lines before the proposed extraordinary session, ssy in September, to take effect sufficient length of time before the November elec tions. Runtland Herald. the Green mountain region ia about to come into its own as a "Noble Pleasure Ground." Burlington Free Press. Our Facilities for properly treat ing your printing; impplip are known by many satisfied customers. Are you among them ? N. J. ROBERTS 124 Hank Maia St BARBC TEUIOXT Quality Printer Mr. Fleetwood'! Candidacy. Frederick 0. Fleetwood of MorrisviJle has announced his willinsrne to become a candidtte for governor of Vermont if the people deire it and his official an nouncement is very carefully worded to give offense to none. On the whole his platform as expressed in the paper 4 is an exrelh-nt one. Some statements may plague him somewhat, for instance, his declaration tliat all loan oa which interest doea not eace.-d 5 per cent ahatl be exempt from taxation and that the lencih of the terms of the l-riatature hall be limited by statute. However. I board that the farmer may take up a! more profitable line or endeavor. But if there is opportunity in it, aa it aeem ' there must of neceity 1. it ia pity i that the lack of information ha caused such a serious decline a thia Boston j meeting revealed. In order that the fact may be arrived at the investigation ; ha been planned. It Ought not to be nereaaary to aay tl.at it will be to the The Dairy Industry. It goes without saying that anything that affects the dairy industry is of great interest and great consequence to Vermont since dairying is one of the state's most important industries, and any effort that ia made to improve the conditions of production, transportation and distribution is certain to be appre ciated. It is with pleasure, then, that one learns that the Boston Chamber of Commerce has interested representatives of the six New England statea in a com prehensive study of the dairy business with the intent of educating both pro ducer and consumer to a proper under standing of the conditions that exist. From statements recently made at a meeting of representatives of these states it can be seen that it is high time that some such action were taken. The president of the Massachusetts agricul tural college raises the old complaint of there being too many "boarders in the average dairy." This is something which those interested in the dairy industry have battled with for many yeara, and while there has been improvement, in that many "boardera" have been elimin ated, this' college president offers fresh j testimony that there still ia much work to be done along thia line. Elbert S. Brigham, Vermont's commis sioner of agriculture, told the Boston meeting that from 1899 to 1909 the cow population of Vermont decreased 72.000, a fact, which, as .Mr. urignam said, ia ample proof that such an investigation a is planned is needed. Mr. Brigham stated that the farmers are losing faith in the industry and are going out of buinesa. O. L. Martin, who represented the Ver mont state grange, and who was for merly a commisnioner of agriculture, aaid that be thought the abolition of the Brighton abbatoir would be the surest way to prevent the depopulation of the cow pastures and the consequent decline of the dairy business in New England. It ia evident from these remarks made, by men wboae bucine. it has been to acquaint themselvea with thia subject that the dairy industry is deridedly out of joint. As a matter of coll economic it may be said that if producing mi'k ia not good busine, it will be for the ' bent interests of all if it is thrown ovet- EAST BARRE. Notice The offlcera and membera of Court Phil Sheridan, No. 8, are hereby notified to attend a special meeting of the above court on Wednesday evening, July 15, at 7:30 o'clock. Buainess of importance. Refreshments served after the meeting. By order of court. Too Much for Betty. little five-year-old, Betty, a bright was a born gossip. It was her custom, as soon aa she arrived at her grand mothers to say: "tome into the kitchen g'ma, I've got a lot to tell you". And she generally had, being blessed with three popular grown-up sisters. One day, however, she came in looking de spfindent. "Any newa, Betty f" inquired grandmother. "Not much," said Betty, soberly. "William (sister Jlabel's flan cee) was over last night, but he and Mabel spelled almost everything."- J Judge. "The Englander Couch Bed" Is the Eest Couch Bed made. It has a nice thick mattress, made of pure white' cotton felt and costs no more than other kinds. BRASS BEDS inch For this week we will sell you a full size Brass Bed, 2 posts, 5 upright fillers and 2 cross fillers, for only 910.75. Let Us Show You A. W. BADGER & COMPANY Fumithinr Undertakers and Embalnera IKS BIST r AaCBILAXCI TELSPHOirX 447-ti SKJt TICS earance Sale Now in Progress Extra Bargains All Through Our Store During This MonthIt Will Pay You to Come Here for ; i Your Summer Garments Big Sale Summer Dresses Ladies' Thin Colored Dresses at nearly half price. On sale now at 98c, $1.25, $1.50, $1.98, 2.98 up See the White Corded Dresses at.. $1.98, $2.98 Girls' White Dresses, 6 to 14 years, special at $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $1.98 Baby Dresses, Baby Bonnets, Hats, Parasols, at 25c, 50c, 98c, $1.25 up The W. C. T. V. will meet next Tues day afternoon, July 14, with Mrs. Ida Martin. Eldon A. Earle and aon. Rollin, of East Orange, N. J., were in town last week, visiting George C. Earle and re newing old friendships. Part of their vacation was spent at St. Albans, where another son, Cady, is train dispatcher on the northern division of the C. V. R. R. Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Thurber are tern porarily at Karnes City, in the southern part of Texas, where Mr. Thurber bas taken up other work while waiting fsr matters to shape themselves so that he can return to Mexico. Hev. John Irona is at Keene Valley, N. V., on a vacation and will be out of 1 town for the remainder of the month. . Mr. and Mrs. Archie R. Oram are at home for a few daya. They have been in Northfleld for a short time past, at the home of Mrs. Cram s parents. L. Marshall Jackson has rented the lower south tenement in the Poole house and will occupy It as soon as his goMs shall arrive from .Portland, Me. Rural Carrier Charles D. Brockway is taking his annual vacation and route No. 1 is being covered by Substitute Vernon H. Edson. The annual meeting of the ladies' ci- cle of t he L'ni versa list society will be held Thursday of thia week. All mem bers are asked to be present if possible, aa there is business of importance. Jhe following program has been ar ranged for the grange meeting July 15 Song, grange choirj reading, Mrs. Rey nolds; music, Sara McAllister; reading, Martha Wales; question, "If you were to purchase a farm, what points would you consider most important 1" speakers, George Colby, Carl 8eaver, Thomaa Jamicson and Albert Norria; song by tne young ladies; I he Farm Garden- What Should Be In It?" Lena Briggs I and George Holden; song, Arlene Jeffords. Summer Sale of Waists 144 Ladies' $1.50 Waists to sell at 98c 50 Waists of the $1.25 kind for 79c White'end Fancy Silk Waists 1.19 each White Silk Waists at 1.25, 1.39 and 1.98 each Best Silk Waists in all colors, 1.98 each 4.00 and 5.00 Crepe de Chine Blouse, 3.50 each Sale Muslin Underwear Night Gowns, Combinations, Skirts to start at 49c ea. $1.00 Night Robes 75c $1.00 White Skirts 79c $1.00 Combinations .... ,75c $1.25 Combinations 89c $1.19 Night Robes 89c $1.25 White Skirts ....$1.00 $1.75 White Skirts .... 1.25 Princess Slips . 1.00 Also bargains at $1.25, $1.50 Children's Drawers 10c Children's Trimmed Drawers . 15c Children's Waists ...10c, 15c Children's Drawers and Skirts 25c Misses' Drawers 25c 50c Ladies' Drawers 39c 39c Corset Covers 25c Babies' Dresses ....25c, 50c Babies' Dresses ...75c, $1.00 Gauze Underwear at .10c, I2V2C 15c Also best styles and extra sizes at ........... . 25c Ladies' Union Suits at 25c, 39c and 50c Sale Wash Skirts The finest Tailored Skirts in the trade; made of New Cloth, Ratine, Stripe Crepe, Corduroy and Rep. Prices, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $1.98, $2.25, $2.75 up Silk Hose, - 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00 up from all the best makers-Gordon, Phoenix, McCallum Long Silk Gloves, 49c, 75c, $1.00 pair Sale of Wash Silks 50c Wash Silks for waists and dresses in White and Colors, per yard 29c New Parasols for children at ..19c, 40c, 75c Ladies' Parasols at . 9Sc, $1.25 up Annual Sale Linen Pieces CENTER PIECES AND SCARFS Notice the prices. ....... .25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 each 98c Counter Ask to see the garments on this coun ter. More values put out for to-day s sale. Come to Vaughan's Store Saturday and get some of the bargains. Me'lim Store both the would he drirl!o thine and we twliere tliem rijht in principle. It would simply t nwpry to proride rrvrnu to mak up th loss that the rartapticn of all fire per crnt or lrss Wm would make ia the Mt-' ineomr and it would b very b-nrfiul to the debtor cU.. We do bo! tmdervtaad that it lefiolature ra the power to f I t!ie lerjth of the itt.nf of another lefin-. idnntic of every Vermont dairrmaa ' lature and prohh!y tht eould not be-ito join the movement with a will and 4 4rm antil another epportuaity cornea to co-operate o far aa be ii able. It ia afnent the atate ronMrtatmtt. duty h owe to bimaelf and hi atate. Of course tie lit of caa'ii'iatee ia not it. Albaoi Meeaenger. Barre Savings Bank & Trust Company HOWLAND HOLDING We have for sale City of Barre 4 Per Cent. School Bonds. These bonds are free from all taxes in the state of Vermont. For fur ther particulars regarding the bonds, we invite you to call and talk it over. Four per cent interest on savings accounts. r. G. HOWLAXD M. E. HmvLAM) DIRECTORS HOMER FITTS C F. MILLAR OFFICERS E. A. BCGEEE W. A. DREW F. G. HOWLA.VD, Presijt W. A. DREW, Treaturer July Clean Up Sale of Men's and Ladies' Low Shoes Seldom do you jret a chance at this time of the year to buy shoes at these prices, but we wish to close out all broken lots and odd sizes. It's our loss and your saving. Only goods mentioned below marked down. 30 pairs Ladies' $3.50 Tan and Black Oxfords, Button and Lace, Clean-Up Price $2.59 15 pairs Ladies' $3.50 Tan Walk-Over Pumps, Clean-Up Price 2.39 38 pairs Ladies $3.00 Tan and Black Oxfords, Button and Lace, Clean-Up Price 2.29 25 pairs Ladies $2.50 Tan and Black Oxfords, Button and Lace, Clean-Up Price 1.S9 20 pairs Men's $3.00 and $3-30 Black and Tan Ox fords, Clean-Up Price 2.49 You better call early, as these are unusual values and will go fast Rogers5 Barre, Vermont Walk-Over Boot Shop 170 N. Main SL J 1