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Published Everv Wk-D Afternoon bf
Frank E. Lanalejr, Publisher
Entered t the Poatofflce at Barre as Second
Claea Mail Matter
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
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,
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 !
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To-morrow is the Last Day
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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
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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
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
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.
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
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camera manufacturer, suen guts asj
these are to be commended. Yet there j
is a danger that 'the act of the multi
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 ;
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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
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.
Calls Project Extravagant.
It is stated that substantially 40
miles of highway have been surveyed
by engineers
under the direction
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
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
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.
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5r eTiie m ft. nt r. leee m eawt a (a
F.'H. Rogers & Company
Spending all you earn spells future dfsaster.
Aa your wages increase, your savings should
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
1 Lot Ladies" Shoes
Good run of sizes.
1 Lot Ladies' Shoes
Good run of sizes.
Lot Ladies' Heayy
Storm Shoes
Sizes 2Vi to Z
1 Lot Ladies' Shoes
Good values but small sizes
1 Lot Ladies' House
1 Lot Ladies- Felt
Roger's Walk-Over
Boot Shop
2-"6&&S III
I - - - - - - - - "
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
Put it in our Savings Department and watch it
The First National Bank
of Montpelier
Member Federal Reserve System
Capital Savings Bank
And Trust Company
JANUARY 1, 1920
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
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
W. G. NYE. of North Montpelier HARRY DANIELS, of East Montpelier
B ii T mm-
Barre Savings Bank & Trust Co.
How land Building
Hot water
Sure Relief
Deal with Barre institutions
to thcvfullett extent
Call and talk with ut if you
have any doubt about
F. G. HOWLAND, Trcajurer
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Deposited on or before
January 13
will draw interest from
January 1
Granite Savings Bank & Trust
City Square, Barre, Vt.

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