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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT.. MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1920.
BARRE DAILY TIMES MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1920. . Fuhllsherl Every Week-Dar Afternoon bf TUB BAKRB DAILY TIMES. INC ' Frank E. Lang-ley, Publisher Entered it the Postofflee t Barre u Second Class Mall Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year by mail... I4.M Three months by mail 11.2 One month by mail 50 cent Sinile copy S tenia All subscriptions cash in advance. ' MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the ass for republication of all newa die patrhea credited to it er nut otherwise cred ited In this paper, and also the local news published thareia. ! Hooverism Is coming back into fash ion again, but in a slightly different form. The evidence in the Graham trial thus far reveals some very lax business methods in vogue prior to the bringing of this charge. , ? Have you been counted? If you have reason to believe you have been skipped notify Supervisor of tho Census Q. Her liert J'apc, 0 Keith avenue, Barre. Do it at once. ; The boundary between Canada and Vermont is an invisible line but is got .ting to be as high as a mountain for the liquor smugglers to get over, judging by the increasing number of convictions jn United States court. : Gen. Pershing and Gen. March should come out and show that there really is ho animosity between them. They are both too big men to let the reports continue to circulate about their being bitterly hostile to each other. By the persistence with which some of her people fight against the "dry" regime, Rhode Island lives up to her liame of "Spunky little Ehody." But the little state must come to the ad mission of the futility of her efforts sooner or later. In the minds of some people, the trouble with Hoover is that he does not wear a political collar. In the minds of some other people, that is no drawback but a decided advantage, al though it would be a great shock to the entire nation to have a non-political president. Of course, there is no, special signifi cance in the decision of the National Kditorial association of the United States to make a tour of eastern, Can ada during the early part of the sum mer of 1020, eastern Canada being one of the "wet" sections of the North American continent. Of course not. Quality and money's worth cut some ice here. Sweaters for the little ones, as well as for the big members of the family. Prices for boys, $1.25 to $10.00. Prices for grown-ups, $2.00 to $12.00. ' All the new models and the new colors. Everything else for boys' and men's wear. sT . J ' vr -yjS'eW' F. H. Rogers & Company With a murder, the suicide of the murderer and the sudden death of man in the station, St. Johnsbury had all the excitement it cared for in one afternoon. For an ordinarily quiet vil lage, that was more than a surfeit of tragedy. The murder seems to have been one of the most regrettable be cniiHe the victim of the crime had not been held up to criticism was, indeed, a woman who had gained the esteem of her acquaintances. After being closed for a year, the hotel at Hardwick is to be reopened in a short time, having been purchased by a Hardwick business man. This hotel linn had many vicissitudes and has not always been a paying proposition, as we understand it. Yet Hardwick needs a hotel and ought to be able to make a hotel business pay under good business management, especially under the im petus of increasing automobile traffic during, the summer months. Hardwick lies on a much frequented automobile route, or rather at the junction of two much frequented routes, and it should receive a large amount of business from tourists. We are glad that the hotel accommodations of the state have been increased by the reopening of this ho tel, for the hotel accommodations have been very much curtailed during the present winter by reason of devastation bv fire. It is difficult to get the viewpoint of the Rutland News regarding the action taken by Barre voters in raining the salaries of the teachers of Barre, for the contemporary declare that Bar re apparently has taken its cue from the Wilson administration, especially Mc Adoo of fragrant memory, and smoth ered, its teacher with riches." We fail t sea wherein Barre has mwcsiiarily copied after the Wilson administration, Mt-Aduo, Billy Kr)an or any other iX-moerat by deciding to give the teach it a reasonable salary dating from the time when the teachers first made formal application far the increase last fall. The salaries of the teacher of Barre were low, the increase being far less than the advancing cost of living; and the voters simply took occasion to place the salaries more nearly on a level with the value of the services ren dered and within hailing distance of the coot of living. If that be copying alter the "Wilson administration or after the gentleman of "fragrant mem ry." referred to by the contemporary, then we are. ready to say that it is a good ropy to go by in that particular. Further statement by the Rutland con temporary that -some of them (the teachers) won't know what to do with all their money and probably forthwith will proceed to annex a non;nprxirting hus-band." falls by the weight of its on density. It needs no rrplv. kind, the chief material they use being the back-woodsy flavor of things in the little communities. Now and then the laugh turn on the persons who have been babbling about the absurd features of "small town" life. We have no idea that the people of Springfield, Mass., engage in this sort of amusement, but Springfield is a large enough city to furnish an illustration that the ludi crous is not always happening in the small towns. It happened when two Springfield policemen, one of them a sergeant, walked along the street and accosted a young negro, who was sus pected of break and robberies. When the policemen attempted to get infor mation out of the negro, the latter promptly whipped out a revolver, stuck it under the nose (so to speak) of the policemen and ordered them to throw up their hands. The officers obeyed with alacrity, whereupon the negro di vested them of their shooting irons and other weapons and then set them "sail ing," at the same time warning them it was dangerous to carry loaded revolvers for the things might go off. The po licemen made tracks for their haven, leaving the negro master of the situa tion until an enraged police sallied forth in platoons in search of the dusky one. that they lound him and put him under arrest does not affect the humor of the original situation in the least. The joke was surely not on "small town" stuff in that instance, and, in fact, it is quite frequently not on the ittle communities. HOLLAND'S REFUSAL . Holland's refusal to honor the de mand of the supreme council of the allies for the surrender of the person of the former emperor of Germany does not stir up any considerable degree of rancor in the United States, and, pre sumably not in most of the countries which were back of the movement to get the ex -kaiser personally before an international court of justice. There is feeling that Holland is within ber right in refusing to make a move to turn the notorious guest over to the allies' tribunal. Holland Is not a party to the treaty of Versailles and is not yet a member of the league of nations; nor was Holland a participant in the war. Hence Holland occupies the very well-defined position of a neutral in the controversies growing out of the war and is it bounden by any mandate other than its own will. A not bound to honor a demand for the extradition of a person charged with a criminal offense under ordinary pro- iredura, although it is generally the cus tom to grant extradition; and, in the case of the ex-kaiser the government of Holland ran exercise it ov. n judgment, which, as it turn out, is against any step toward transferring the ex-monarch of Germany to the jurisdiction of the allies' tribunal. There may be some ho will feel keen disappointment over that refusal by Holland; but to such as those there should com the realization that a trial of the accused can be held and, in rase of conviction, the ex-kaiser would al ways be subject to sentence under that conviction providing be should ever take himself out of the protection of Holland or some other country like minded with Holland in the contention. The ex-kaiaer is now fugitive from international writ and he will be likely to remain so all his life in rase of con viction. So if there still be sufficient desre on the part of the allies to carry the move thrmiph, let there be a trial in Loudon, as originally planned, under aorraal procedure. An Old Remedy In the old days, before the advent of the telephone and automobile, when sick ness overcame the good people out in the countryside, it was necessary to rely al most entirely upon what we call the "old-fashioned remedies." The old family "Doc" was called; if the patient had pains, a liberal dose of drugs was given, and if Nature was kind to the old man, he wasgiven credit for a marvelous cure ; otherwise, the afflicted one had to grin and bear it. We are suffering in this country to-day from the malady of over-indulgence; demand for all classes of commodities has been strong; wages have been high; credits have been easy; money has been abundant and cheap; and we have been drifting along in easy fashion, living high, spending freely, while prices have steadily climbed skyward. The result is that we are beginning to display symptoms of sickness; the steady whirl in a never-ending cycle is making us dizzy. Our present-day Doctor, The Federal Reserve Board, has declared that our temperature is too high and our pulse too rapid; he tells us that we must spend less time speculating on the price of things already produced and devote our energies to the creating of new things, - This will bring us back to the "Old Remedy" and Nature will again come to our rescue. She says: "Increase the supply and stop spending; go without; get back to the old-fashioned days when frugality and prudence were part and parcel of the New England character." Necessity forced these sturdy types to produce and save; it was essential to their very existence, and so it is with us to-day, and we must realize it. We are subject to the same natural laws to-day that governed their actions at that time. Production implies the application of mental and physical energy to nature's resources. Economy is the elimination of waste, the conservation of material, time and effort in a popular sense, the going without those things that are not necessary. ' Saving, in a resricted sense, means the putting aside of money or credits where they may be used for the benefit of society as a whole. These savings be come capital, and as they are used in this way, each saver is a producer and a joint controller of capital and being, of course, a consumer also, if he ceases to produce and save, and place his capital at the disposal of other producers, he must necessa rily pay more for his goods through decreased production. Prices will come down when everybody makes the slogan, "Work and Save," an everyday, practical guide, and only when this is done. Begin now; pledge yourself to go without things not needed and commence to save. Do your bit Open an account to-day. 0 The Peoples National Bank of Barre 1 per cent Only National Bank in Barre 1 per cent Gall Often Frequent and regular deposits that really is what determines whether you are succeeding in your efforts to save. The size of the deposits does not mat ter as much as the regularity. NyXall at this BANK often, make small or large deposits, " and your account will GROW. We are helping you by paying interest compounded twice a year. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. BFN A.EASTMAN, Pres. H.J.M.JONES.V-Pre. C.M.WILLEY.Trsaa, DIRECTORS t Bea A. Eastman, J. M. Boutwell W. O. Reynold., H. F. Cutler." WJi.MIIes. E.L.Scott. II J.M.Jonas. B.W.Hooker, K-H-Jacksoa Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. NINETY-SECOND YEAR Assets - - - $11,653,425.00 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 Automobile Fire Insurance If you are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent McAllister & Kent Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange CURRENT COMMENT personal side. Evidently, there is no interest in what this or that candidate stands fur. Thecrare a good many important sub jects for consideration in this state. We face an sue of improvement and de velopment in our waterways, the need of highway improvement is urgent; taxation is" a moot pertinent subject; and so it goes, there being plenty of problems presenting themselves to the solution of which we might expect po tential governors to address themselves. The next governor of Vermont and good many eiveoerding governors ought to be men of ideas and ideals, men of Fire Prevention. The peril of fire and the absolute need of a close watch over everything connected with a heating apparatus have been emphasised to a somewhat unusual degree during the pt week.' Chester, Bellows Falls, Middletown Springs and several other localities in Vermont have paid toll to the fire fiend, some pf the property losses being heavy, to say nothing of the interrup tion to business and the disheartening action and imagination, men who face ertect on the community. There is no the front, who think there are many danger of overdoing in the direction of vital thing- for Vermont to do and making sure that furnaces. stoves, pipe j wni, are not afraid to attempt to have and chimneys are in condition to stand . tliein done. the pressure tht i sometime. needed t Tticr.? ought 10 be some issue besides in con.'.iattiiiir the cold weather. There I sima fellowship in a Gubernatorial cam- . ! w .mi.. It il.no,. in f)A flirrlei't fit tlieftft t Tli.r. ntinht t n. .'...15. nation j!";. , ? I. f""' i . tilings. uiuhi. anuuiiT. l rax ion 01 wasi men sianu uir wuai - I they intend to do if they are ele.-ted. Mortgage Wot Always a Disgrace. , when a man undertakes to run The census takers are enumerating ' corporation the direetora of that cor- homes on whi'h mortgages have been porati.m want to know pretty definite QUIPS A!D QUOTATIONS "By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." Emerson. plaeed. Formerly ninny thrifty people felt a slight element -of disgrace in hav ing a mortgage on their dwellings. T day the mortgage is often sign of progress and ambition. The meaning of a mortgage may lie that a family have become tired of drifting, and have begun an effort to own their own home and become permanent citir.cn in some good town. A farm mortgage is com monly a eign that a man is buying more equipment, and putting his land in shape to produce more liberally There will be no reason for alarm if the census shows more mrtpajrea. The hank men, who know whether people are ravin? off old loans or salting mm ev bark into properly, are the oily ones who know whether this develop ment is wholly sound or not. White River Junction Uikiimu. People in the la rare cities sometimes urate about "cmil town" Muff and inrnita am men: est fr otheis of their From a in every line TraBaer.pU A Crary Look. torv "Q'lHt i What Vermont's Governor Ought t Be. We have read a lot of what the neit aovernor of Vermont should be. V e are nearly of his far-e." nut nearly ty lniereniea in wnai ne fhouVd be a what he khould do. We dont think it is particularly pertinent w hether he is a buines man. a lawyer, a dictar or a farmer. What we d. think is pertinent is that he should have some ideas of what is jpood for Vermont and work aidumii,!y to de velop h: ideas int conf-reie action. We hear var:oii-!v that this or that written ' candidate i a p fei'tow, or that he -Bfwtnn tviks a great deaj c-r that he i t ly what he H po:ng to do with their property. When a man undertakes to run a state its voters ought to know what he is going to do with their prop erty also. Ve hope the next governor of Ve mint will be the man with the most constructive program for constructive program happen to be a very serious need of the state at this time. Bur lington News. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Barre Town School Teachers' Salaries. Editor. Times: I was interested to see by Friday's Times that the school director of Barre Town had voted our. teachers a raise of one dollar per week, j beginning with Dec. I, 191'J, making a1 total raise for the year of $24. . Are not our teachers, with whom we have entrusted the ntaking of our chil dren into go-d American eititen. en titled to a fairer consideration on our part t about SO pair ot ladies' low shoe and slippers, mostly in small sires, that he w ill sell at bargain for the next two weeki. Manchester item. Business Acumen. Says an Ira correspondent to the Rutland Herald: "Some of those who are hard hit by the dry as well as the cold snap of Fridav, the 16th, mar find consolation in reading Joel, 1st chapter i another cent I'll buy a eigar. Judge. and otn verse. Kight Rev. Little boy, if you will throw away that awful cigarette butt 1 will give you a nickel. Little Willie Sure thing, mister. Right Rev. Now what will you do with the nickel? Little Willie Well, if you'll give me II. J. Buying a Substitute? of X. H.. who lias been at the. American limine, Ben nington. the past four weeks, was through the town selling Indian blood herb treatment, selling to nearly every house. He had names of people in North Bennington, Pownal and Ben nington. He said he had sold fourteen hundred dollars' worth. Green Moun tain Valley. , And after the' above item had re minded us again of the "dry" time, our thoughts just naturally traveled along to some of the other conditions which followed the war period, and right in this connection fits in the following limerick contributed by a Times reader: As to what will become of hia soul. Who takes graft off our food and our coal. We should aay it were well That warm nook irt Be reserved for his ultimate goal. W. II . M. Using the Wireless Over in Barnet. Something quite emt of the ordinary occurred here last Thursday morning, that very cold, frosty morning. Ber tha Harris, housekeeper for Harlev isomers, up on the Somers farm, was out in their dooryard and she distinct ly beard parties over on Church street talking, knew their voice and heard what they aaid. Telephoning one of . 1 l A I 1 . . 1 , t n.M names wna& bnr nearii. in. ninr When we read of the fc-KSJ raie -. ,,. on her front tWraten nl auava to aoat eoanebodj- always the! other dollar A Cm other, a d. stance of a mile, owing doubtless to the state of the atmos phere. Barnet item. which our near neighbors irave their ith.r Ksr-k mnA fnnh tn .irk leacner. uoes nil ours oi s Mtm ery . small? Still, our tea hers are as faith ful aad I'lrai to their duty as though hey were receiving a livir.g wag. Now I hope that at town meeting nett Marrl.. we w ill how our apprecia tion of their ervi in a more Material wny a&d ee tiai tJ-y get at least an- Felt" Shoe a Specialty. And we supcet the compositor was fa blame frr also advertising hira as a "shote" dewier. Felt, the Village Shot Dealer, hat Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. Doing business under the safe investment laws of the state of Vermont. Resources, $2,800,000 Pays interest on all de posits ; 4 per cent on sav ings accounts, 2 per cent on checking accounts. Pays the taxes on all deposits. TRUSTEES: GEO. L. BLAKCHARD, rres. EDWARD IL PF.AVITT, Vice-President H. JUUI S VOLHOI.M. Vice-President. FRANK X. SMITH. Treasurer. WILLIAM G. NYE. HARRY DANIELS. TIMOTHY E. CALLAHAN. J "He Who Steals My Money Steals Trash" is a favorite saying yet we must all have the trash which is only another way of asking YOU what you are doing with your money. Are you spending it, losing it or SAVING IT? Jf We pay interest you form a good habit. It's a good combination. The First National Bank of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System General Electric OTORS Switches, Repair Parts, etc. Barre Electric Co. M Agents aaa3aaanaaaanaaaaaa3::aac Lumbermen's Rubbers These are the days you need good, warm Footwear. You should buy them now. They are sure. to be higher. Stock up for next winter. Men's Leather Tops $4.50 to $6.50 Boys Leather Tops $3.00 to $4.50 Men's Packs $3.50 to $5.50 Men's Jacks $3.00 to $3.50 Men's Four-Buckle Overshoes $3.50 and $4.00 Men's Felt Shoes $3.00 to $5.50 Men's Sheepskin Footings $1.75 Roger's Walk-Over Boot Shop A. W. Badger & Co. l'4enkrrs t4 Lsrssiwsl CssWilssers: rVrMal Attentse. Tkia rr Tsl 4W A NEW AND UP-TO-D VTE AUTO AMBULANCE -i n a a a a a a a a a