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TTTF. BAURTC DAILY TIMES. HAKRK, VT.. TIIUltSDAY, DECEMUEH 24. 1914.
liARUE DAILY TIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1914. utrcd lit li PoslollW "t Harm Second CIhui Mail Mnttrr Published Every Week-day Afternoon SIinselUPTlON RATES One ynr '. IS-00 One month z Binirla copy nt FRANK E. I.ANCI EV, Puhll.h.r May it he niblel ns merry for you aa poa Tlio result wan not Ilolmon's choice by nny menns. I'ho national Kouho will continue take "it" Ktrni!)t. to An industry t lint shows no flnr;,''1,J? in the Caledonia county divorce mill. If the belligerents should suspend Hos tilities for Christmas day they might get to like the Idea of pence. If anyone should ask the name of the ruler of Great 1'ritain at the present time, it might slip off the tongue Kitchener. Sheriff Drew of Coos county, N. II., finds his duties immeasurably increased since that supreme court opinion on Thaw was presented. Wish YouAU'5 Crliiuor Christmas- J I don't believe there is a man or boy on your list who could not ap preciate one of our beau tiful American Silk Cra vats for Christmas, or a Silk Shirt-50c to $3.00. 1 For the holidays a rich collection of fine furnishings. J Let us help you select for him. Open an Account With the PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK jFIKE PREVENTION HAS SHORTAGE United States Depository Member of The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Ppen Monday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock It would be the acme of irony to wish Belgium a merry Christmas or a happy New Year; but there is Koine prospect of being able to do it, in another 12-month. Rutland will bo the fifth city in the state partially to motorize its fire de partment. Recent hea vy losses which ac centuated the demand for promptness of response to alarms furnished the direct moving cause. One more word of caution regarding the dressing up of Christmas trees: Do not place candles on unstable founda tions or in close proximity to inflam mable material. Better still, do not use candles at all. We Clean, Press and Repair Clothing F. H. Rogers & Co. The Waterbury Record reminds the peo ple of its community that .strong efforts tnust be, made if the granite manufactur ing firm which was recently burned on is to be kept in town: and the contem porary is right, for the tendency always is under reverses like that of a Irg (Ire to revert to the center of the industry, where conditions are more favorable for maintaining the business. conference with open minds, that is, with ft readiness to consider fairly all features that may be presented albeit they al ready may have some rather well-settled ideas. Let none .go with minds locked against the entrance of other ideas pro viding those ideas should prove to lie more feasible for the state's educational system. If there is full and free discus sion in frank manner, a policy is likely to be evolved which would prove of ad vantage to the legislature when it conn s together to consider measures for any proposed changes in the school systJin and in the state's attitude toward the schools and colleges. CURRENT COMMENT Thaw's Christmas gift of m i t the gatekeeper in charge of Mattcawan asy lum when Thaw walked out a year and a half ago might appear to some penjijo like prima facie evidence; but to others it might appear simply as an indication of a generous nature predisposed to con ferring honoraria ami actuated in this instance by the superinduction of unpre meditated contingencies such as an open door and a waiting automobile. Waterbury Wants to Keep Granite Firm. There should be no question in the oiin.ls of mil- Itnincuu men thai, pvnnr effort will be made to induce the Perry VM to know it lranit ? Co., to rebuild. I he company has expressed themselves as satisfied with the treatment they have received in the past. They like Waterbury as a place to do business, and this same ex pression is heard from the men whom they mploycd. Waterbury needs busi ness concerns like the l'crry (iranite Co. F.xtra effort, should be made to secure a new industry. Let the same energy be exerted in keeping an old concern that has been thoroughly tried out and found to be just what we want. As soon as the insurance adjusters have completed their work, and the company ascertains just their condition, something will be forthcoming as to the probability of re- building.The company have already been been given the heart v assurance of anv The Morrisville Messenger asks if it will lie Governor l-'isk in four years and answers itself by asserting that "there are symptom that Commodore Nelson I'isk has been cxtosd." The Fik re ferred to is the marble cpinrryman of Isle Motte, a Republican (needles to sav) and the lieutenant governor of Vermont ' fiom IHilti to SUH. Four your is . long j look ahead in Vermont political a'lairsi hen things are so unsettled and freak ish as they are at present and are likely j to Is-. In looking so far ahead of tlio procession of years, the contemporary i sustains its repiit.it ion ot tieinc up to the minute and quite s ways l von 1 that. Mr. Fik meanwhile c:in enjoy bi.nelf in pence, comfoit and contem plation, mhiih ought to lie hi lot. reasonable help from the hands of the business men of Waterbury. Waterbury News. declaration that the American people had a right to know whether its army and navy are efficient or not was greeted with a roar of applausei We hail this demon stration as a cheering fact, because though Dr. Abbott uttered what was un til very recently a commonplace of popu lar government, be challenges the doc ti ine so urgently preached by the domi nant party that "President Wilson, he is our country, to paraphrase Lowell s la- moils line. A new and dangerous theory of Amer ican government is being preached, which if accepted would introduce the spirit of Iese majeste. We are told that it is In bad form, it not seditious, to question, much more to criticize, executive d;cta. Apparently N'ew Knghuiders have not tic- qtiieseed in the application of this theory, They cling to their old-time convi'tion that what the people pay for the people should know all alxjut. Neither thei nor any others who have supported Mr. Gard ner s move for a stock-taking have asked for anything more than imir rights, and they should not lie satisfied with anyimiig less than their rights, ii we have spent a good deal of money on the army and navy without bringing them up to date we On the other hand it our expenditures have resulted in good defence fdrccs by land and sea we have an equal right to be assured of this com forting fact. New Knirtand, paving a proportion of "the freight" far beyond its numerical position in the union, has a direct inter est in seeing that its money is intelli gei.tly expended, but N'ew Kngland's pro test is not impelled bv its "pocket nerve." It has a far higher than financial interest in public defence. Its head and its heart is not afflicted with ''militar ism." it has not caught the ''war fever." It thinks that in time of peace a nation should be prepared for war as the best way for honorabtv avoiding hostilities. Dr." Kliot. who followed Dr. Abbott, 'touched the historic source of New F.ng j land's sentiment on this subject when he "Inviting Judicial Chaos." Certain critics of Oov. Fletcher who have taken him to task for his action regarding the supreme and superior courts, and who have insisted that if he appointed at all he should have appoint ed only for the interim, or allowed the judiciary department to drift pending action by the legislature, have evident ly forgotten to consider carefully a very important phase of the judiciary situa tion in Vermont. The constitution prcides that the terms of supreme court judges shall be gin Uec. J and and continue lor two years. An amended constitution changes the date of the assembling of the legis lature, but no constitutional amendment touches the term limit of the judges in question. This brings about a period of sixty days when the state would be without a supreme court if the vacancies were not promptly tilled by gubernato- su . -or reu -u . . apjlointment. military and naval i T.j' i.- ..!i. .:.. ii V Ituci till; nnil 1 1.11 1 em, u n nun ict- cd by high authority, if the governor appointed at all, the appointment would be for the full term of two years, and, until the constitution could be amended when the time-lock permitted, it was evident that succeeding governors would tie called upon to make these appoint ments. Suppose, for instance, that Governor Fletcher had trifled with his oath of oHice, taken the easiest way o.t of the situation which confronted him, and left the judiciary department to be taken care of by the legislature: What would have been the result? The critics above referred to can perhaps figure on the chaotic condition of things that would have prevailed during the weeks when the Htate was without a supreme court; jKissibly they can figure on the effect that such a condition would naturally have upon private and public interests. Governor Fletcher, in this a in some ether moves he has made, has done what he regarded as his duty, fearlessly and with interests of the state in mind. Not First Before the Guns. AN IMPORTANT I Mil ' 'ATM iN AT. CON Km ( i:. The ennfen le' of e.!ii'.t ion.il woikeis 1 1 bil l at the M itc Hou in Mont ji lier on the tening ot Icr, is (,,r the purport of coiisi ler ng the n port of the ottimii"n 1o itmtignte the yt"i oT -ibii'St i'Ti in Winiont ! to ni ninriicii ! ffillNCO'S llS pO.ohi' 't le of !i;T" y I 1 for t ' Hate. ill'tMioll l As the t .1' il l. Ml pi I Illtt 'eh I t, a. I out iirec tor n I -t hi r o ''; r iiit" d in lie e 1 . 1 t-!tl Ollf! t ti 1'" t'e 1. :,' T 111 ClHi-.'Ilt 'WM-erirKg tie f 4.f Vein, tit hur i'.'ii fitioi, !t... Id tiint tiit t'.iie 'iuH ) a lurif.- 1 1 i fttwi ll -rtioti f the tl- in e r t r l tl-f-n-ra! f.f'!io,?( if t' ' 'e s The distingui-hed citizens of this city who voted a resolution the other even ing commending the president for "re fusing to be stampeded by the hysterical eiaze tor nettor national iieteii-es nave at b-at shown the kind of courage that would make good soldiers. It goes with out saving, doep it not. that thexe en- : t liUhiastic pacifist t:ike the full respon sibility lor their ord! i To p. i k plainly, they stand ready to j make the blood atonement, every one of jtliem. in case their pica a lit theories in it he end lnitig war and oc to countless American homes, ( allow or venerable, I their pinees when the boy are falling .will be in the forefront of the rank 'g' tho-e JKor fellows who will die tie-'e,-lle some one theorized. Men With such a Vast love for thtr fellows a our j iwkeMien tor pea c. through weakness will at' tie as dirently. we aie convinced, did the Preii. h pence agitator, the I lately lain Andre halopin. And that i why We felicitate our ; lending paif5t on their sph nd'd fihys ; n al . our ice. tet complimenting them 'ly name, howoer, for fesr of sninieg :to call upon them to rnnke the public pironie of poth!y tieedful atonement wl.i.h f feel Hire fmb of them i al ready ' mt 10 pronounce unsolicited. New York I.weing vun f Four Opn-Air Chmtmis Trees. New folk's hrt pll.i l' Chll-tltms III" referred to the military system of our early colonial days ns a prototype of i the military organization of Switzerland. Then indeed when necessity compelled every able-bodied man to receive some training in nrms, there was a citizen army in New Kngland. Times have changed. As it would lie no longer suffi cient for N'ew Kngland to tnist to civic spirit for military defence, so Switzer land has made compulsory training the coiner-stone of its public-armed organiza tion. Hoston Transcription. Because of Graet Danger from Forest Fires in 1914 Deficit Amount, to $349,243. The season of 1911, according to the officials of the forest service, carried greater danger from (Ire to the national forests than any year ainco the estab lishment of the national forests. To meet this emergency ami to prevent, great loss of public, property, the depart ment of agriculture was obliged to ex ceed the nniount appropriated for fire, protection and incur a deficiency of $.'M!), 213. The conditions of drouth and other factors of forest fire hazard were said to be worse than in 1010, when the disas trous Idaho fires occurred. Weather bureau reports show that in most of the Rocky mountain and Pacific coast' region last winter's snows were much la-low the normal, and as a result there was an early spring and an early drying out of the forests. In western Montana anil northern Idaho there were I forest fires in considerable numbers by the I end of .May and they continued until ! I l..ti-.l.,.v 1,. Calirnrula nl,..ra ti., .fa la wv'Ui. ill VU'liVi Hi,., n iili 6 ,iio m normally a very long season of drouth, the fire season started in tome portions five weeks earlier than usual, and in the j southern part of the state the fire dan-j ger was still great at the end of N'ovem- ; her. A long dry season, sustained pe riods of high temperature, recurring hard and steady winds, and, in certain places, unusually hot, dry nights, rendered the forests exceedingly inflammable and the problem of fire prevention unusually dif ficult. More Than 6,000 Fires. The total number of fires during the season of 1914 which threatened the na tional forests and which had to be han dled by the protective organization of the forest service were 0,112, or about 1,00(1 more than occurred in 1D10. This num ber represents the fires reported up to Dec. 1. At that time reports indicated that there was still a dangerous condi tion in southern California and in certain portions of the national forests of the East. The service says that the total for tre year will lie increased by fires in these regions during December. The most serious conditions are report ed from western Montana and northern Idaho and on the Pacific slope. The weather conditions in the central and southern Rocky mountain regions were more nearly normal. As a consequence only 13 per cent of the total number of all national forest fires occurred in these regions and they were handled without difficulty and with very small loss of property. Of the entire (1,112 fires which threat ened the national forests, HI per cent were extinguished by the protective or ganization before they had covered 10 acres. The percentage of fires that burned over more than 10 acres was smaller than in any previous year. While detailed reports have not yet la-en received appraising the exact loss to the government through the forest fires, a preliminary estimate shows that the loss of merchantable timber will probably not exceed IMoo.OOO. In 1010 the corresponding estimate of loss was nearly 1 "i,000,0isl, but later estimates materially reduced the amount. Through the work of the protective force the fires this year were largely confined to old bums and to less heavily timbered areas. The loss of the government through the destruction of young trees which had sprung up in these openings is larger ann Store wishes you all a Merry Christmas, also to thank you for our biggest Christmas business. Saturday Morning our sale begins all through the store all small lots to clean up everything left on onr Christmas counters closed out at a price. All trimming Handkerchiefs on sale. . ; s bit of fault is found with the quail!)- ; ,i)a ti(. actual los to green timber. L '-,''1 ' . . l! canons oi ins luuicuu appointees; una the zealous devotion to personnel, which Region of Greatest Danger. is so manifest in the utterances of some of hi critics, will count for little as 'gainst the weightier matters which must enter into appointments of this nsture.Ludlov Tribune. Notice to Shop Stewards. The graniteeiitters' rooms will be open on Thursday evening. Dec. 24, and closed Friday. 11 ti j: n fOur i Christmas Club has demonstrated its worth to the people of this vicinity for the past two years Our Third Year Club t gift, -f an anonymous it r- two i i 1 ,iori us re i tpr- d i H li V I i ! i ( 1 ' t '- t 1 ! r .it 4.M If! f e !-- f-il. V.,r. t I jo to t '. Tonight Santa Claus Comes ! II O III 3i i.ju't a Km . fi i'lrnty l ri-trii,i tpu 1'mt t "le e to HO I' s tr,n poir t i; !i tio in en - tb is I t i to, with lie'its. titlnni. is'ols and I foe. r-st"f012 to 1 ' e hiJ-T t OO-S r, 4- of i'f i I- r Issuty . tie ti B1 in V.ii n v-i hi ty fisll .,.. 4 .! li! t ..fun ( :r , (..-. ir,.s 1 1 1 ii t s.n.f i i,t. r- l;s Jith W i n 1 w I t t ,. k- t 1 - ri'i t t i ... ij-.-s ,,l ,..,(.1, t I n i Ii' '! . t 'i tin"', i 1 . r t r i t I s i i.4 . j . . ' 1 . t. .,! .Of is! (,)!.. ;, it . r r r of in ,'.., .j-i. r I i t-i p " i . ' t i"-t f - I l i - .. i. !-'" . A or ,--S I . 4 .'I i ' i. ' r f'iT i ....- r. !( . t f. 1 - .r ri K us 1 ' :: it j: SI opens Monday, Dec. 2S. Hundreds have already called at 2n the bank and opened their accounts for 1915. This week we expert to open several hundred more. In addition to the six different tlases, we have always had. we desire to call your attention to the three new ones g we have added this year. 1s sn yoa ir W fmr isk for iW weeWs and two eks lfore J Cbristmss w iil wail ) rhei k for ZM ith interest st 2 per -etit. fi tlsss li0 rim tT 11 rs'i rtrrr k for ."rf wo Is and two w.iks Iw-fore t (Ir lnii we nail ros hek for t".ul. ith interest st 2 r-r rent In Montana and Idaho alone, it is said that the value of specific bodies of tim ber which were threatened by the ap proximately 2.000 fires which started and were put out. aggregated the enormous sum of over .ifi.ooo.iHsi. It wss in this siction that the largest amount of mon ey had to tie spent to prevent a recur rence of the great disaster of P.H0. In Oregon and Washington, the l.iist fires which were handled by the ilepaitment threatened upwards of ' !.M.(XHi,(n) worth of timber. And these figures, according to the department experts, do imt in clude the value of non-mi ri hantable tim ber and young growth on aluit .'.imhi.ismi sen' of land, snd several million dollars worth of ranch and other private prop- jerty which lay in the psth of the threat- jening conflagrations, r igure are not yet j it' gathered of the precise nniount of dam f, I age threatened liy fires in ( alifornia sn.l lot her national forest states, though they "Useful Christmas Gifts Are the Kind That Give Genuine Pleasure" Our store is crowded with just the right gift for father, mother, brother, or sister. Genuine Leather Upholstered Chairs, from $9.00 to $40.00 each. Large, comfortable Chairs and Rockers, cov ered with the genuine Chase leather, from $14.00 to $22.00 each. Parlor Tables, Library Tables, Work Baskets, Foot Rests, Rugs, Bissell Carpet Sweepers, Buffets, China Cabinets, Dining Tables and Chairs all at prices that you can afford. APANEE KITCHEN CABINET Another lot of those $12.00 Mission Clocks, to be given away with every $35.00 cash sale. Let Us Show You A. W. Badger & Co. Furnishing Undertakers and Embalmers TUB BEST OF AMlll LANC E PERVICE TELEPHONE 447-11 are expected to add large amounts to the total value and saved. of the property thteatcned See estat. Il't Of psire 7. W. F. Richsrdon resl If you haven't all the business you want, adver tise in The Times. ltu oo ymi Tav 9-(' rverr wek for V! si-.ll n,1 two .wki tiefwe l.ristnus ii is,ail you a k for tfl'Si'si, ,th interest at 2 "T --t;t. rajmcnls Musi Ik Made Every Wctk, or May lie Made in Advance v 4 r. tt v , i v i. -.i ; f i,e i , lt'ni ; I . M.i I I 1 S . J B. ' .1 SnsSSSSaHHSBSBBHSSSSaHSBMaasSSBMNSSSVSMSSSSSSShA . f. ! 0 " - ' f '-. f4is -sk-s ss si j . ... ..... t 't '!"-; '. r-,r'i T I . . I.. - . ., -.'' . . r. -m.. I f MI . y - - - " '. ; WKJ Urn k : ..... r. . ,,, ... fw ID slflft f l,lf , ... . i ' .in! .' " s-litf till as If) I lit Tr t r If vou hve time, we would arrrecite jour comlr.g fi-rr' day th: 4k and rpcnirg your account f'T r.xt year; you r.ct lt delayed a much a jou will if you wait i "" 2 ur.til the cj rAr.g dky, whrn t always have a Urge crowd. Orre in a5d bnrjr your friend ar.d reiphWn with you. I!rnr1r i welcorr.- to join. We have ciae that will it ar.y i-i.re. Vou Can Something sure r.fi. HOW UNO. IYf-. t: in tt 8 a n r. tt Savings Bank md Trust Company f W. A. DREW. Trea. "mS V-'JAClr-z. IVrre. Vermont tsvsMH 4a 4tkJi si I cO m m . its :"tt. m - 5-" tt- r ! r,.-. yr f t F e t e Je-y a WANT TO KNOW? SOMCTHINO TOR aiRlSTMS WAUI.OVER Shoe Certificate i Ms lSpat ft m4 f il ?3 One Pair Wolk-Over Shoes )! t..rk ' f 1-!T c . 7i is the Vint rf pi ft !t f.vf! 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