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THE BAR HE" DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., MONDAY, JANUARY. 12, 1920.
BARRE DAILY TIMES fjasssjl L MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1920. Published Everv Wk-D Afternoon bf TB BARRE DAILY TIMES. INC. Frank E. Lanalejr, Publisher Entered t the Poatofflce at Barre as Second Claea Mail Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES Ont year by mail 14.00 Three month, by mall... tlM One month by mall.... 50 cent Single copy.. S centa All aubacriptione cash in advance MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Aaaoeiated Preae la axclualvely entitled to the vaa for republication of all newa dle atrhea credited to it er not otherwlae cred ited in thia paper, and alio the local newa publiahed therein. Berger might find park. . a seat out' in the Is some other college nursing a "Mr, Brown"? Still there is no fear of immediate breaking of the armistice between the United States and Germany., If Bryan can "come back" in such assertive fashion, there's a chance for Jess Willard and a few others. Our apologies to Rev. Wesley G. Mead of Montpelier! May he fool the newspaper men for many, many years to come ! -'V . .-. ' ' , .,. ' . ' ' ' To-morrow is the Last Day " ' ' . j ' . . " v . ' ' ; ' Deposits in our Savings Department made before closing time to-morrow will draw interest from January first at 4 per cent. Save one month's interest py depositing to-night and to morrow. , We are open Monday evening from 7 to 8 and Saturday aft ernoon until 3, and Saturday evening 7 to "8. The Peoples National Bank of Barre i per cent The Only Rational Bank' in Barre 1 p:r cent ? , " . v- AS Sh-h-h-h! Don't scare the United States senators! - There's a chance for agreement on ratification. Let the na lion keep strict silence for a brief space to permit the Senate to stay on the job without fright. t'lemenoeau's refusal to shake hands with the German delegation at the sign ing of the treaty of Versailles marks, without a doubt, the sentiment of the French people. They are still not rec onciled to the German invader: The determination of the Socialists of the fifth Wisconsin district to con tinue to send Berger back to Congress "until Hades freezes over," as they graphically declare, means that they have a considerable chore ahead of them. The death of Maud Powell, celebrated violinist, takes one of the world's lead ing musicians of the present day, buso long as the records last Maud Powell will still live. Only a doleful note is added to the records after the death of the maker. School children of to-day have the privilege of living in the era when the treaty of Versailles was signed the treaty' which formally, brought to a close the greatest war in history thus far. The signing of that treaty will be considered as a great event in history. Mention of the name of Herbert Hoover for the presidency is perplexing and very embarrassing because it Is scarcely possible to say which party Hoover would represent in such a con test: A sure way out of the difficulty would be for both parties to nominate him, which is, of course, out of the question. But it goes without saying that whichever party took Hoover as standard bearer would enter the con test with a great deal of prestige not withstanding the doubt in popular mind as to his party allegiance. There would be a host of independent voters in that case. are known, and so it may be possible that there is other evidence which has not been revealed. The public, there fore, awaits that new evidence. POURING OUT LARGESSES OX THE COLLEGES. The "mysterious Mr. Smith" of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology proves to be none other than George Eastman of Rochester, NT. Y., the man who had previously been mentioned as the user of the pseudonym in making bestowments on that and other institu tions. Few educational institutions of the country have benefitted from single benefactors as the Massachusetts Insti tute of Technology; and the best part of the matter is that the much-favored institution seems to have merited the confidence placed in it by the famous . . . . , i camera manufacturer, suen guts asj these are to be commended. Yet there j is a danger that 'the act of the multi CURRENT COMMENT. Not Written for Publication. price situation. After the Chicago tire the citirens did not expect to live in their customary manner pending the re building of the city and the resumption of the normal activities of life. During the great war practically the whole world was aflame, billions of dollars worth of property and commodities I were destroyed, millions of men were j shifted from production to intensified ; (onxumption. but many jx-rsons appear The Barre Times, as will be seen by an article appearing elsewhere on thia pHgc, still protess.es displeasure with The Herald for something which doets ; ...... ... t ; i na uiMftr.il iir.fiiy inuiruuiii. it . ..,., i, , t . .1., .... . t.nu-PvLi.-f.irlr r.h. tl..r ri,.n.to think that this cconomo cataclysm. disagreement exists in recard to thn Coming fact that President Wilson is a sick man and will probably never be the personal 'and 'political per ha once was. As to the taste displayed in the celebrated Moses letter, it in only fair to say that it. was not written for pub lication, wither, as we understand it, was the publication authorized. As to the essential facts, however, there Heents to be no reasonable doubt. Rut land Herald. ended with the signing of the Shoe and leather Reporter. rniistiee. Calls Project Extravagant. It is stated that substantially 40 miles of highway have been surveyed by engineers under the direction of It harked back to the days of the war to have the report come over the kta that travelers coming out of Ger many reported another revolution had ':cn place in Germany and that the niovc- 'lmcnt hud been overthrown. In the days of the cenoornliip during the war Mich a blind report might hive been expected, inasmuch as-'Gormany closed the avenues of communication very closely and refused to let the world know what was going on inside but in the days of peace, 14 months after the cessation of hostilities and on the very day when formal peace was being declared at Paris it seems strange enough to have "reports by travelers" precede the wire dixpatches and the wireless communications. How much longer is Germany going to keep tip this secret ivencss which has been ripped about her since the late days of July, 19141 That the "reports by travelers" was grossly overdrawn and were corrected by accurate conimunira tion later does not alter the strange situation very appreciably. Communi cation from Germany ought to be as free as from other nations of Europe. If the supeneicn of the five Socialist members of llie New York Assembly was bad on the action of (be Houae of Rcpreeentalive in Wat-hiiigton in re fusing a seat to Berger in that body, the ground is acarcely tenable. Berger and the five Sorialiets undoubtedly are helievcrs in the same doctrines but Berger not denied a seat in Con press bevauoe he as a Socialist but be iaue lie had been convicted under the rpionage act, which conviction barred him from participation in the activities of the nation's legislative body. Berger a Socialist would undoubtedly have Iwvn allowed to sit in Ccnrea but not Bcrsrr, the man renvictrd under the rpitnage act. So, nnlea the five S- .aliU. temporarily barred from the New York Awwmhlr, have been guilty ij wrime crime againt the government it would aeera that the cuatome of mei x- legislative institutions would ri mil tfcein to rrtaio their seats, how ever roiwh tfcr'.r prreme wiht be di iieil to Oie otHer mniltti of that i iir. TLe ieastrra of the utentnn m.rt einer.t bve a-i.ft the pobhr to ,tljiifi4 j'Hlrreent until the (ull millionaires in donating of bequeathing ' Stoddard B. Bates, state highway conv huge sums of money will have a tend ency to stop the benefactions irom those unable to give fabulous sums and thus cut off many an institution. There may grow up a feeling among many people that only sums in large figures will be ac ceptable to the educational institutions of the country and that the corapara tively modest bestowments of the less wealthy benefactors-at -heart would be despised or treated lightly. The result of such a feeling might be the drying up of the sources of support for many an institution with the consequent loas of power and capacity to do good for the young men and the young women of the country. However, that feeling wrong. While a few of the larger institutions of the country are receiv ing very large sums, the others do not expect to be recipients in like manner. The vast majority of the colleges and universities of the United States are still going on the smaller scale and thinking in smaller figures, while at the same time they are doing their part in maintaining the progress of the na tion. They at least are pleased to re ceive the more modest contributions in the hundreds of thousands, the thou sands and even the hundreds of dollars; and, if the truth were known, it would probably be found that even the great and richly endowed institutions are still j glad to receive the small donations, as evidences of loyalty and co-operation if not as an impetus to great experiments. So the big benefactions must not over shadow the small contributions. missioner, for construction during tne present year, fins road will be built on funds furnished jointly by the state and federal government. It is stated a mucn-neeaed income lor 'that the 4ii miles prospected win cost a rmitiri million rfnllara Afl far HA in known, none of the construction will be permanent, such as of cement or brick, but all of it will be water-bound macadam or gravel. This price of over fO.OOO a mile for this type of road seems like an extravagant and out rageous figure. The modern traffic of hoavy motor trucks and fast touring cars "is such that no road of the type named will stand up under it for long. Economy would seem to dictate the construction of cement or brick paving at double the cost per mile. Rutland News. i Danger in Over-Confidence. With Republicans everywhere confi dent the party will -win a sweeping vic tory next year nothing would threaten success more than cultivation of- the belief that it cannot lose. It can lose, of course, although from the present outlook there is no occa sion to fear that. But if Republicans in all sections of the country assume that victory is aswred, blind them selves to the possibility of new con ditions, and go about their daily tasks certain that whoever is nominated will surely win, there is danger of the elec tion being handed to the Democrats. Too much confidence now might re- j suit in fatal over-confidence later on, therefore the wise thing is not to as sume thst the election of 11)20 has been inched." It has not, nor' can it be, until the votes are cast. Brooklyn Standard-Union. Suspension of the Socialists. 1 It was after consultation with the j attorney -general of the state of New ork that Speaker Sweet called tne five Socialint assemblymen before the: bar of the House and accused them of having been elected on "a platform ab- j solutely Inimical to the best interests ; of the state of New York and the Unit-1 ed States." It was upon motion of the J majority leader that the five men were j suspended until their cases can be heard j by a committee of the assembly. j Not with impunity are entire politi- j cal parties thus proscribed and de- j prived of their rights under represenla- j tive government. This day's work may j not mean, as Assemblyman Solomon" predicts, that "the Socialists will have j :Ui vntea in 1hf next ftaaembl v." It ! No profiteering-, privateering or pirating. Every price ia aa low aa the cost cf fabric, the coat of labor and the cost of atrike will permit. Spe . rial attractions for men who want to see or to wear the newext faahlona. We have New York Renidcnt Buyer at 200 Fifth Avtnue, whoee butineea it ia to see that the ncweat Idea for men's dreaa are sent to us aa soon as aeen in the amarteat shops. 5 U U C0?r 5r eTiie m ft. nt r. leee m eawt a (a F.'H. Rogers & Company STOP! Spending all you earn spells future dfsaster. Aa your wages increase, your savings should increase. Saving for a lean year; means protection reserve power--comf ort and safety. Add to your old account or start a new one, and increase your income by FOUR PER CENT interest. Money deposited on or before Jan. 13 will draw interest from JAN. 1. We ' pay taxes on all deposits. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. BENA.EiSTHAN.Praa. H.J.M.JONES.V-Pwe. C.M. W1LLE Y.Treaa. DIRECTORS: " Ben A. Eaatinan. J. M. Boutw.ll W. G. Rernolda, H. F. Cutler. W.H.Milea, E.L.Scott. U.J.M.Jonea. B.W.Hooker, K.H.Jackaon anvthinir inconsistent with the Monroe would not be strange if they should j doctrine, or calculated to give the have more than five. And 3 or 50 they will have the right to sit. While we are deporting aliens on the ground that they seek to subtitute violence for the orderly processes of constitutional government, the New York assembly excludes regularly elect ed representatives who are citizens, who were chosen by citizens and who have strictly followed -the constitutional process. What happened at Albany yes terday was a wanton denial of the fun 'damental principle ' f representative government. It was in effect Bolshevism masquerading in the livery of Ameri canism and as gross a violation of the spirit of American institutions as any thng the reds are trying to do. New York World. leamie any power over internal domes tie affairs, either of the United States or - an other country. If it did we should object to it, and certainly Can ada and Australia would object to it just as much as the -Senate does. I should greatly value your opinion as to the possibility of the acceptance of the reservations in the form which the Hen ate will finally give them. Some might be accepted, but some go a long way to strike at the foundation of the league, and I feel with you, that it would have been a far better course to accept the treaty in a qualified way, adding a reso lution by Congress expressing Its wish that soma changes should- be made in the covenaut at the earliest practicable moment. Such changes ought to be quite possible. New York Times. A Lady Bos. Many a man who declares he'll never! work under a female boss labors under a Miss Apprehension. Bostno Tran script. , Vermont Mutual fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. NINETY-SECOND YEAR Assets .$11,653,426.00 Insurance in Force. $112,201,181.00 Number of Policies in Force, 57,750 Policies written under Mutual or Paid-Up Plan at , actual cost no profit Consider this fact when placing your Automobih Fire Insurance If you are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent McAllister & Kent Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange LETTERS TO THE EDITOR j Wrong Mead Was Referred To. Editor. Barre Times: In your issue of Saturday, you reported me as being very sick, and having been in falling health for some time and that I wss now past 70 vears of age. Eet me as sure you in the words of Mark Twain when the newspapers reported his death. ",1, report has been greatly ex aggerated." Is it not possible that you nave con fused me with ex-Gov. John Mead of Rutland, ho is reported as being an old man, in failing health and now critically ill! If that be the case, it reminds me of the colored man who, when asked to change a $20 bill for a gentleman, re- died, "I thank yo for de compliment. mws. but dat's "mo" big money den I eber had in my life." At the Men t club on Saturday even ing, a number of my friend, referred to the report in The Times and aasured me that I looked anything but a sick man. Rev. F. Barnby Leach and Mayor Shiirtleff on my left and Adjt. Gen. Til lotaon, Hermon Hopkins and l)r. Steele on my right might bear witneas to the aalad. rolls, doiighnuta, cheese, olive,, apples and coffee with which 1 was re-, paled. I On retiring, I dropped to sleep as eaaily as a tired child, and to-day I am doine a full quota of work in the bent health I have enjoyed id many years. Wealey O. Mead. , Pator Trinity M. K. Uhur.h Montpelier, Vt., Sunday, Jan. II, I (. . Seasons for Hifh Prices. Of all the arguments advanced, the most absurd is that business men are in some manner organized to maintain the present high level of values. Singularly enough it is manufacturers and mer chants who are doing the most that can be done to prevent high prices. Every one of them is a buyer as much as he is a seller. Tanners want cheaper hides, shoe manufacturers insist upon lower cost leather, and shoe retailers would like to buy shoes for less money. This is a situation common to all other industriea. In a general way, it is true that vxtra profits are made on a rapidly rising market and severe losses are en tailed on a declining market, but the advantage or disadvantage is only tem porary. The time soon comes when the seller is compelled to buy on the new market, which checks his profit or stow hi los. as the case may be. It is unfortunate that so little is be ing done to give the public the real, al though unpalatable facts regarding the lord Bryce'a View. The following is an extract from a letter iut received by an American correspondent from Viscount Bryce: J.ondon, lee. iz, jmu. The course that the -majority of the Senate has taken ia very regrettable. Must we now really abandon the hope j tnat America win enter tne league 01 1 nations? Personally, I continue in the hope that die ultimately will, and it i seems to me that your people have nev er really had the full case on behalf of I the leatrue of nations completely put before them in all its aspects. If they j did understand it they surely would' compel the Senate to do its best to fa-1 cilitate America's entrance, even if theyj thought some reservations, or rather, explanations, were neeeary. I have never been able to see that ; the covenant of the league contain CASTOR IA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears tha - Signature of Good Bargains in Ladies'' Shoes and Slippers for This Week i 1 Lot Ladies" Shoes $5.95 Good run of sizes. 1 Lot Ladies' Shoes $4.95 Good run of sizes. Lot Ladies' Heayy Storm Shoes $4.95 Sizes 2Vi to Z 1 Lot Ladies' Shoes $2.98 Good values but small sizes 1 Lot Ladies' House Moccasins $1.49 1 Lot Ladies- Felt Slippers 79c Roger's Walk-Over Boot Shop I 2-"6&&S III I - - - - - - - - " II f II ASK FOR and GET - C-3o clock's Tha Original Malted Milk Per Infant sand InTstlida Aee1 liltisa aa4 Sabttitalea Start a Savings Account Lay side a fixed sum each week $2 $5--$10 whatever you can. spare without mising it. Charge it to expense, theatre, or any old thing BUT SAVE IT. Put it in our Savings Department and watch it grow. The First National Bank of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System s SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE Capital Savings Bank And Trust Company JANUARY 1, 1920 . RESOURCES Loans f 1.965,114.28 ' IT. S. bonds 420,633.54 Municipal bonds 228,408.88 Bank stock . 6,650.0(1 ' ' Customers' U. S. bonds, paid for 3,450.00 fash 184,245.83 , ' " $2,808,504.53 , LIABILITIES Capital 4ioo,nnn.oo Due depositors 2,580,630.63 Surplus 100,0(10.00 Undivided profits 13,638.84 Dividends unpaid ' 188.00 Dividend Ko. 57, Januray 1. 1020 S.OOO.OO Treasurer's checks outstanding 1 3,047.09 ,f ' . ' $2,808,504.5:1 ' Money deposited in the Savings Department by Jan. 13 will draw interest at 4 per cent from Jan. 1 OFFICERS GEO. L. BLANCHARD. Tres. KDWARD H. DKAVITT, Vioe-Pres. FRANK N. SMITH, Treas. KARLE H. SHERBURNE, Asst. Treas. TRUSTEES CEO. L. BLANCHARD H. JULIUS VOLHOLM EDWARD H. DEAVITT FRANK N. SMITH TIMOTHY E. CALLAHAN W. G. NYE. of North Montpelier HARRY DANIELS, of East Montpelier u Sure Relief a!l? B ii T mm- Barre Savings Bank & Trust Co. How land Building INO,GC5TiG4Wi 6 BCLL-ANS Hot water Sure Relief FOR INDIGESTION Deal with Barre institutions to thcvfullett extent Call and talk with ut if you have any doubt about FMST . SAFETY F. G. HOWLAND, Trcajurer S MONEY ! - . Deposited on or before January 13 will draw interest from January 1 at FOUR PER CENT " Granite Savings Bank & Trust Company City Square, Barre, Vt.