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THE BARItE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
BARRE DAILY TIMES SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919. Published Evn-j Week-Day Afternoon by THE BARRE DAILY TIMES, IN Frank E. Landey, Publisher Entered at the Poatoffice lit Barre aa Seeond Claaa Mail Matter SUBSCr.lPTION RATES On, year by mail S4.M) Three months by mail Sl-00 flni month by mail 40 tente Sincle ropy 2 tenia All n:bscriptions cwh In advance. MEMBER Or THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tlie Ansoriated Praia UexclmWely entitled to (he u for republication of all new, dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also the local nowa published therein. , Are steps bHng taken to open up that aovered bridge at Jonesville? A proposition in Rutland is to trans form the old house of correction into a normal school. Jn other words, it in a proposition to change the abnormal to the normal. If any American veterans of Chateau Thierry are in the punitive expedition in Mexico, they undoubtedly will consider themselves out on a lark, condition are to different. Such friendly converse was held be tween Tretddent Wilson and the mem berg of the Senate foreign relations com mittee that it is to be hoped the session may not be the last. - Just think what we in Vermont would do if the United Mates had a neighbor on the north like the neighbor on the south! Life would not be the fine thing it is at present here in Vermont. With the closing of the theatres by reason of strikes in various parts of the country, we shall have to resort to real life for entertainment. Needless to say, there are plenty of exhibitions for the observant person. The treacherous shores of Lake Dun more ought to be marked so that bathers would keep away from such places. The fatality of Thursday, following so close ly after the drowning of another girl from a canoe this summer furnishes warning of the necessity of such chart ing of the dangerous places. While the American troops are dodg ing about the mountains of northern Mexico, they might make some maps of the terrain so that bandit lairs could be sought out easier the next time the United Stales finds it necessary to send an expedition into that wild territory to seek out bandits who have committed acts of lawlessness against the United States and American people. A St. Louis man comes back from Mexico with the story of having been held by Carranza men and robbed of .$10,000 in cash and $2,000 in jewelry. He ought to be placed in an insane asylum for carrying that amount of detachable property about with him in a country filled with robbers. No sane man would go into Mexico wearing $2,600 worth of jewelry, nor would he carry $10,000 in cash, providing there were any other possible way of transporting it. We re peat that the man's mental status ought to be looked into first of all. There may be the hint of a possible candidacy in the following editorial par agraph from Harry C. Whitehill's news paper, the Waterbury Record: We know of several men in this town, including u. U. Uraves, W. B. Clark, Er nest Newcomb, S. C. Wheeler, C. D. Swasey, H. T. Harvev and IL C. White. hill, who would stand a chance of being elected town representative, providing they would move to Somerset. Somerset has only one legal voter left in town. Waterbury would be assured of a real, live representative at Montpelier, if it should pick one of the above men, not the least, to be sure, the last-named waterbury resident. One farm in Ludlow has pyoduced 4,800 quarts of strawberries and 1,360 quarts of raspberries this season. It probably took some years and a great deal of labor to bring the farm up to that degree of productivity, but the annual returns Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. 4 per cent interest paid on money deposited in our Savings Department. 2 per cent paid on Busi ness Accounts. Capital $100,000 Surplus .... $100,000 Deposits $2,500,000 TRUSTEES : GEO. L. BLANCH AED, Tres. EDWARD H. DEAVITT, Vice-President. FRANK N. SMITH, Treasurer. WILLIAM G. NYE, H. JULIUS VOLHOLM, HARRY DANIELS. from the fruitage are so large as to make the farmer forget the money and labor spent. Other farmers might take heed of the example and go into the strawberry and raspberry business as ah adjunct of their farm activities. Vermont is so near the large markets that there should be no trouble in disposing of the product each year, although the income will not average as high as it went this season. The Waterbury party which motored completely through Smugglers' notch from Stowe side to JefTersonville were undoubtedly pioneers in such an expedi tion, and as pioneers they ran into such hardships as are not recommended for others. Some time this notch route will be completely built so that it will be a pleasure to motor through, but for the presentjt is advised that motorists stop at the top of the grade from the Stowe side of the mountain. Needless to say, perhaps, it was the most popular brand of automobiles which went through over the stony, almost impassable route down the western slope from the point where the state road ends. It ought to go without saying that the president of the United States has no authority to proclaim peace until after the United States Senate has ratified the treaty involved. In divulging that infor mation to Senator Fall, President Wilson was not opening up any new line of thought, but he may have placed a some what strong incentive explicitly before the United States by repeating a self evident fact. Moreover, there will not be a marked beginning toward recon struction as to the cost of living until the Senate gets active and ratifies the treaty with Germany. Although every body expects there will be a formal rati fication sooner or' later, almost every body is waiting for the formal and defi nite announcement of the accomplished fact before they proceed to get into full operations of peace time again. It is as much a state of mind as anything else that governs this reconstruction move ment; and that state of mind can be put at rest only by man-fashion action on the part of the United States Senate in voting for ratification without entangle ments that will endanger the. treaty itself. Couldn't Be Done-So He Did It Somebody said that it couldn't be done, ' Hut he, with a chuckle, re plied: That "Maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so 'til be tried. So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin On his face. If he worried, he hid it. He started to 6ing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done-rand he did it- Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll nev er do that; At leatit no one ever has done it." But he took off his coat and he tqok off his hat, And the first thing we knew he'd begun it: With the lift of his chin, and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, Ho started to sing s he tackled the thing That couldnt' be done and he did it. There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you, one by one, The dangers that wait to'assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Theli take off your coat and go to it. . Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done" and you'll do it. Herbert Guest. This little poem seems to emphasize qualities which exist in nearly every individual, but which in the majority of cases lie dormant. Why is it? Perhaps it may be from the fact that they have not the confidence which a bank account would inspire in them. It is difficult to measure the reserve poower of a savings account. It is the begin ning in a small way of wonderful accomplishments, not from the intrinsic value of the money itself, but the self-reliance which it instills. Open an account to-day and be ready to do things. The Peoples National Bank of Biirre , 4 per cent. National Bank Protection for Your Savings 4 per cent THE WATCH ON THE RHINE. The 7,000 American troops who are chosen to remain in Germany until the terms of the treaty of peace ara complied with will undoubtedly be made up of the men who enlisted for that very service, so that no undue hardship will be imi posed on men unwillingly. A consider able number of the voluntary enlist ments since the signing of the armistice were made with the understanding that the men should be used in foreign serv ice, chiefly in Germany; and they will get their assignments in the various units of the very small force that is to be kept in the occupied territory. Such a small force as 7,000 in a country of the size of Germany can be intended merely as a representative of a great power, not as a great power in and of itself. Of course, there will be larger detachments of the French and the British armies in rather close proximity in the western rim of the old Germany, but not as large as the first military forces which swept Into Germany after the signing of the armistice. Those forces have been con stantly dwindling as the danger seemed to be lessened, and at the German mili tary strength was demobilized by de grees. Now they are getting down so small that the allies may be said to be exercising more faith, than force, that Germany will live up to the conditions named in the treaty. It is best, of course, that the allied forces on the Rhine should be reduced to the mini mum. It is best not merely for the allies but for Germany herself, as long as Ger many gives evidence of reliability. I CURRENT COMMENT : Whitehill Blows the Straws. Lieut.-Gov. Mason S. Stone's speaking engagements are taking him rather close to Hon. Fred II. Babbitt's home. No doubt Mr. Stone gave them a rattling good address at White River Junction. Right here in Washington count r, we are rather proud of this fluent spealker. Waterbury Record. Hon. Alexander Dunnett of St. Johns bury has all the running oualities lean and well set ftp. Ilia wind is good. Some would term Hon. M. 8. Stone as just a little stubby but decidedly quick in ac tion. We are rather inclined to think REMEMBER Th Fall Opninr Werk of the that Mr. Stone would be too much for Mr. Dunnett. You cant just always sometimes ten. waterbury KecortL Horlick $ the Original Malted Milk Avoid Imitations &Substitute? H m w H 1 Stenographers Typists Bookkeepers $1,200 $1,100 m m $1,100 and $1,200 3. Civil SEPTEMBER t TO , lilt Our itudenta are ao trained that the? are qualified to fill the bt paiitions and earn the highest ealarie. Far catalogue aditreaa, CARNELL HOIT. Albany, N. Y. See recent bulletin of U. Service ConuniMion. Let Ui Help YoaU It THE MONTPELIER BUSINESS SCHOOL Odd Fellows Bldf, Mentaelfcr, Vt fH TeL 117-M Ira Richardson, Prin. esSjjSSSSfWfiSSS w I I M w m W I 8 if i m IP m m I 1 m m m I PI I i I if H m Who stood in the gap; who kept the wheels of industry turning; who stepped in without hesita tion to offer their services in those crucial days of national danger, when the boys had left their jobs to battle across the seas? Who, not only in America, but all over Europe, worked day after day and month after month, never complaining, subjecting themselves to serious poisoning and the danger that they might be blown to atoms at any moment, that the munitions might be turned out fast enough to save the day? Who was it that not only bore the sorrow, the grief and anguish of the broken family circle, but also kept working early and late that sufficient protection might be afforded the loved ones at the front? WTho carried on at home? Think a moment! Lest we forget! Pages have been written of the brave deeds and noble sacrifices of the lads at the front, but who is there to sing the praise of that courageous army who toiled at home to get out. the guns, the shells, the powder and the food? . Let's give credit where credit is due. The women -are not asking for praise; oh, no! their mother instinct and love for justice and humanity are too strong for that. They knew where their path of duty lay in these days of peril, and they set about their tasks cheerfully and efficiently. i If there was ever any serious doubt as to the efficiency of the women of America, their behav ior in those momentous days has forever dispelled it. They are not asking to replace the men where the men are needed; all they ask is the oppor tunity to earn a decent, respectable living on a reasonable wage under decent conditions, in industries where it is proven that they are more efficient. Can we deny them that? The women of Barre are as industrious and efficient as those of any other community, and a great many of them have been brought up to work. They know that honest labor under respectable conditions is not degrading and will not affect their social standing one iota; and why should it? Barre suffered greatly from the flu, as did a great many other towns. What is the situation facing us to-day in this connection? Rev. J. B. Reardon, at the head of our charity department, tells us that it is now costing the city annually twenty to twenty-five thousand dollars to care for our unfortu nate dependents, these including fifty widows and nearly two hundred children. Think of it! We now have an opportunity to remedy this deplorable situation by giving these women, and the children when they get old enough, employment in the Peerless factory. Here is an opportunity for the public-spirited women of Bnrre who have been more fortunate than their needy sisters to come to their assistance by buying and helping to sell the Peerless stock. Here is a splendid opportunity for the public-spirited women of Barre to exercise a little prac tical Christian charity, right here at home. We are giving constantly for the relef of needy ones away from home, which is right and proper; but let's lend a hand to those distressed at our own door. The women of Barre are interested in the erection of the Peerless plant in Barre and some have already subscribed for stock. Many more will do so. Let's encourage them. GIVE THE WOMEN A CHANCE ! Are You Looking for Able, Active Attention? If this is the case consider our invitation to call at this institution where every phase of bank ing service is constantly and progressively ap plied to the best interests of our depositors. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. BEN A.EASTMAN, Trm. H.J.M. JONES, V.-Prea. C.M.WJLLrY.Trea. n DIRECTORS: BenA.Eaatman, J.M.Boutwell, W.GReyaolda, A.'P.Abbott, H.F.Cutler, W.M.MUaa. E-UScott, H.J. M.Jon , B.W.Hookar. H.IUackeea Vermont Mutual fire Insurance Company "BIGGEST, BUSIEST AND BEST" Resources, July 31, 1919 Premium Note Capital $11,074,965.00 Surplus and Reserves 578,461.12 Total Available for Pro tection of Policyholders ...... $11,653,426.12 NOTICE TO MEMBERS There will be due September 1, 1919, and payable to your local agent, THE LOWEST ASSESSMENT levied by any Vermont Fire Insurance Company for the year ended July 31st; an assessment of FOUR PER CENT., only. HERMON D. HOPKINS, Treasurer. A Railroad Magnate's Rule Never carry much money on your person. If you carry it, you will spend it." - That is the max im of a famous railroad millionarie. Deposit your -dollars in- an Interest Account, where they are safe from idle spending and are earning four per cent, interest day and night. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Montpelier, Vt. Member Federal Reserve System 4o On Savings Accounts 4 August Sale! Clean-up sale of broken sizes and odd lots. Some good bargains: One lot of Ladies' Gray Oxfords $8.00 and $9.00 values, now 6.15 One lot of Men's Oxfords, $6.00 and $7.00 values, now 4.95 One lot Ladies' Low Shoes, small sizes, 2.00 One lot of Pumps, Gray and Brown Kid, . $6.00 and $7.00 values, now 4.95 One lot Men's Canvas Shoes (leather soles) now 2.00 One lot Ladies' Low Shoes, small sizes, 3.00 Several Other Good Trades Rogers' Walk-Over Boot Shop