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THE HAUIW UAi in f- - ,, BARRE DAILY TIMES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1920. TuMinhwi Evm-r Wwk-nT Aftwnoon bjr THE BARRE DAILY TIMES. INC. Frank E. Lanirlpy. Publisher EnUutd at the 9 at Farre a Second. Clssa Mair Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year hy mall J Three months by mail 1m month by mail ' CM1 Blnrle ropy cenU All uhsi-riptiona rash In advance. "MEMBER Or THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The AMoHated Prrm l nrlmll7 entitle: to the oi for republication of all newn d la pa trhea credited to It or not otherwue cred ited In thia paner. and alue the local newt publUhrd thereim. Prosecutions have been started in Iloston for permitting sidewalks to rott tiniie icy. Wlio would be exempt in Banc should such a campaign be In 0 urinated? n The winter king was 110 respecter of persons when on Tuesday lie descended into Florida and did damage amounting to millions of dollars to crops in the field. In various parts of California, too, there have been some temperatures which, while not considered low in Ver mont, must have made the California nhiver a great deal. Of course, we are saying nothing about our shivering here in Vermont, for that is taken for granted. If Paris should attempt to name her streets after all the French heroes of the war the city would not have a fraction of the number of streets nec essary to go around. Not all the he roes wore the insignia of official posi tion; many, many of them were of the type of the lowly poilu but were just as heroic and self-sacrificing as the men who have been honored by having streets named after them. The deeds of these private soldiers will never be told except in the mass praise. Another year the women of Barre ought to get into the municipal elec tion as they have a right to do and as the women in many other Vermont municipalities did this year. They ran complete their right to vote for all of fices in the municipality by filing their inventories for a poll tax next April. The checklists in other municipalities in Vermont contained the names of hundreds of women voters this year, whereas in Barre there were only about a baker's dozen enrolled as vot ers for municipal offices. Let there be a more concerted movement toward the polls by the women next year. Treat your beauty fairly - keep your skin clear with Resinol No matter how pretty your features are, you cannot be truly attractive with a red, rough, pimply complexion. But Resinol Ointment, aided by Resinol Soap, will usually make poor skins clear, fresh and charming. Resinol Ointment contains nothing to Iniure the tenderett akin, and la to nearly flesh-colored it can be u$cd on exposed uirfaces without attracting undue attention. Resinol Soap and Resinol Ointment are old by all druggist. Why not try themf Lane as he leaves he department of the interior will prove of benefit in de termining just what is the matter with official Washington, providing, of course, there really is something the matter. RANDOLPH Derailment after derailment and mi nor wreck after minor wreck are oc curring on the railroads of Vermont as the result of the vast accumulation of enow and ice of the winter; but these accidents will be of small consequences In comparison with the possibilities just as soon as this collection of snow and ice begins to move under the. im petus of a warm spring sun. Then is the time when the troubles of the rail way companies will be redoubled, in order to keep the trains on the tracks. Constant examination will be necessary to prevent really serious disasters. About $1,000 Damagl Done By Fire in Postofflce Building. About noon on Tuesday fire was dis covered by Miss Hayward and Bishop Evans, who were at 'work in the post olliee, and very soon the alarm was sounded. Before the company could arrive there was a sharp blaze kindled and the smoke was pouring out of the postoflice. The hydrant at the corner j of the building was frozen and this de layed the work somewhat, as it was necessary to go to the corner of Pleas ant street and Randolph avenue before water could be found. In an hour after the fire was discovered it was under control, however, and the safety of the block was assured. It is thought that the blaze started from somebody throw ing something into the cold air regis ter, but the exact cause has not yet been determined. In the basement was the furnace and the waste which had accumulated and it was just the place to find material for kindling and had this occurred in the night, the fire would have ruined a greater part of the blcx'k before help could have arrived. The damage to the olliee at a rougu estimate is thought to be about $1,000, and Merusi, the fruit, man, was also somewhat damaged and his goods are without insurance. Damage was also reported from the Thomas store, but later it was determined that this was slight. The plate glass windows were broken bv the water anil these have been boarded up and the floor repaired so that the work' can ue continued there with some inconvenience. A well-known farm sale agency's business strategy in preparing a state ment concerning the sale of Vermont farms through its service during the past year and its success in securing publicity co-operation from nearly all the newspapers of Vermont have re- mlted in a wider field of advertising . for Vermont's agricultural resources. For example, here is the Springfield (Mass.) Republican's comment: That Vermont farms are attracting nmre biivrrs than the farms of any other state in the union is reported by one of the largest farm agencies in the iwnntrv. New England ft strategic po' aition for leadership in eerta'in highly important branches of agriculture is Miming steadily into recognition. Other newspapers are also comment ing on the report. 80 it. is apparent that in helping it elf to some free advertising, the farm jyency mentioned also did a very good turn for Vermont. The value of Ver mont farms will be known to far more people all over the continent than was the rase prior to this little strategic move in publicity.- 'EX-SEC. LANE'S REVELATION ABOt'T WASHINGTON. It is a rather unu-ual exposition ehich Franklin K. Lane makes on offl- tial Washington on the occasion of his leaving the cabinet and public life aft- t 20 years' service. His characte riza lion of official Washington is that 'everyone seems to lie afraid of every- pne." Interpreted, this would perhaps mean that cm h olVii ial hesitated to do nything because of the fear of being thwarted bv someone else in equal au thoritv or higher position. In other ord. there i not enough imli-eiid nice in official Washington. That may Hi. the reason f'-r the failure of the fovemtnent to fund inn a it might lie 'xpes tcd sin li a eminent would (unction: but in the- country a r hoi" there is ell di ced idea 'bat the rean hv the government lite mt function Ik tier i lwvau-e there is n.it ufli'-ent inter relation be !e,n and among (he va-i'Mis depart -irnt aid '" ' There Im lren a f.-elin;; oiit-ifb- f VVng.n th ere t.si muh f the p it ! jpirit. Ihe 'rt h" 'i !.' to t ln k mtet leteni-e. I.iV i-1 n'V icnt t ii "f and which i jalu of it prerug ive. lint if the pol.Jic n devel jvd t -, .i-r I le ( tl'Dt milv.li ot ,h'-gtti resard.iis the rw!.1 ih of 1 tf if. .n'.1f V, a-V.i fc-t n j in p.'f-T riv Vwit.'l' J. t'-e-e i!l V a .:!! rre. ti tr ,.1 ,. n )Yrhjp a f l..ini tip l ) 4 .eu:vB naned by Iratkl.a K. Ttt. r.i ami nf some error in the report of the funeral of Thomas Bridges, it was understood that this occurred on Thursday. Mr. Bridges' death occurred .!,;, ,1,,,: miH the funeral was held the following Sunday, when Mrs. Bridges, after a serious time in the journey by teason of the wind and storm, had ar rived and was present. Mrs. Bridges is still at Red Beach; Me., the home of Mr. Bridges parents, where his death occurred. Ray Temple, who has been ill with nnelimnnifl. is HOW itnnrovinir and is making good advancement each day to- t ara recovery. Tho town meet intr WHS well attended and the weather was tine for winter. Many from outside of the town were present and the work went quietly and harmoniously forward. One feature was the resignation of nearly all the town rolVieers on account of the amount paid them for their services, which was designated at HO cents per nour. 111 4 lia niaiit ill IT later this amount was voted to be 50 cents for the coming year and the .following oineers were elected to serve': Moderator. L. B. John son; clerk and treasurer, E. F. Briggs; selectmen, 1). L. Lootins for three years, i Well for two years. Charles K. Smith for one vear; listers, 11. M. Uay . .. ... c- iord tor three years, itiiy 1. 1 ounp one year; W. S. Hrvant. road commis sioner; A. II. Beedle, overseer and col lector of taxes; E. A. Thomas, trustee f miKlie mmipv: E. W. Tewksburv, auditor for three years; M. M. Wilson. E. 1). Camp. L. .1. Harrington, town irrund jurors; 1. L. Loom is. agent to i.ro-eenie niid defend suits: II. M. Tot man. H. A. Allen. L. S. Banister, ceme-i..r- ,-..n,r,iii(iiiirs : E. A. Thomas, li brary trustee for three years; IX L. l..mia nieiit to deed real estate; 1,200 was voted to defray the expenses of'the library; $75 for Memorial day; $l.tXM) for state aid for highway pur poses; .:i00 for village of Randolph for highway. It was voted to pay the treasurer. f'JOO. The license vote was for first class, yes 00, no 87, and for fifth-class, yes 70 and no 70. CASTOR I A For Infant and Children (n Use For Over 30 Years It's "buy-buy" time if you want the best sleeping suit you have ever had. Every step in the mak ing, of these pajamas has been taken to make your comfort complete. We're showing a com plete line of Outing Flannel, Cotton, Silk, Mixed, etc., prices $2.00 and up. SPECIAL Only 12 Overcoats left ; two 35, two 37, two 38, one 39, one 40, one 42, three 44, now priced at $22.50, $27.50, $32.50. Underwear, at $1.45, $1.85, $2.15, $2.85. Shirts and Drawers, $2.25 to $4.00 values. New Spring Hats and Caps are here. Also Ed. V. Price Samples for Suits. F. H. Rogers & Company A New Straw Hat for 25c ELKAY'S STRAW HAT DYES (16 colors) RUSSELL'S The Red Cross Pharmacy yam,.-, iwap ,1 if - Miii'j-ii German Bonds and the German Mark We We had so many inquiries during the past few weeks concerning the purchase of German bonds and marks that, with out in any way advising for or against such purchase, we thought perhaps the following reply of the United States Investor to an inquiring subscriber might be of interest. We would add that the United States Investor is a financial magazine of good standing, published by Frank P.. Bennett & . Co., Inc., 614 Tribune building, New York City. Always bean the ""-mature oi Rubbers Don't po with wet feet, now is the time of all the year you need dry feet. A rail" of Rubbers 3 Ipps expensive than the doctor. We can fit any style of Shoe, and if you buy them here you are sure of the best prade. We a'.-o have a xd line of Lumbermen's Rubbers and Mfn'n and Children's Rubber Boots. Rogers Walk-Over Boot Shop Banking is Business ! We are merchants in credit; our officers are practical business men. The whole spirit of the bank is to know busi ness in order that it may serve business. Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt. TRUSTEES: GEO. L. BLJCXCHARD, rre. EDWARD IL rJKAVITT. Vice-President. II JfUfS YOUIOI.M. ire I'rt-id'Tit. FRANK X. SMITH. Treaaurer. WILLIAM U NYE- I! AERY DANIELS. TIMOTHY E. CALLAHAN. City of Berlin 4 Per Cent Bonds German Mark. 28184. (Clinton, Mass.) Tlease give me your opinion as. to safety and chance for profit in buying City of Berlin 4 per cent bonds. What is the chance of the German mark im proving in value ? Ans.: German municipal bond3 are different in character from mu nicipals in this country. In Germany all the municipalities own the public utilities and consequently derive much profit from them. These mu nicipals therefore held a very strong position before the war. The present condition of Germany, however, makes a purchase of these securities a gamble of the most dangerous kind, and one which should not be considered by any but those who wish to take long chances. No one at present knows whether the exist ing government in Germany will continue, or whether there will be a revolution or not, and even should there not be a collapse of govern ment in that country, it is not at all impossible that the country should repudiate its obligations, with sentimental or direct effect upon its municipal issues. There is no doubt that the Ger man people possess an uncanny geni us for organization, and under any ordinary circumstances one would not be likely to consider a collapse of industrial and governmental struc ture and bankruptcy likely. The Ger man people must be regarded, how ever, for investment purposes, in much the same manner as an un scrupulous business man, who will do you if he sees the opportunity, and who is always on the lookout for some method of avoiding anything which does not please him, without regard for the methods of doing so. It, therefore, is worth repetition that we consider funds placed in German municipals as a sheer gam ble, and we would not by any means counsel a purchase of them. The Boston and other firms which have been so noisily advertising German municipals and German marks, as if there were no danger involved in placing one's money in that channel, have adopted a most reprehensible policy, especially in their appeals for the money of small people, and de serve scathing criticism. Note: An article appearing in the March number of The At lantic Monthly, entitled "Germany's Reparation Payments, by Prof Taussig, presents some interesting conclusions concerning the future economic position of Germany and the possible value of her internal obligations. Prof. Taussig is a noted authority cn economics and this article should be widely read. The Peoples National Bank of Barre 4 per cent The Only National Bank in Barre -4 per cent CURRENT COMMENT. The Hizh Cost of Sweetne&a. Svrwtne ha much to do with our living, to be mire, and, so lonff as ev erything else in up amonj? the pic-tun-d, as to price, we tnut not expert to be sweetened for the coming year at reduced rate. The officer of the State Snpar Mak er' association have met and deliber ated over the matter of prke for uff ar and syrup the coming eaon, and they advise the men who net busy in the'siitfar bnh and turn out the liquid and boiled down sweetness to rharjre ...... J..il.r. .iwl liitlf rier crallnn for syrup and thirty cents per pound for J cupar, al wnoioaie, aim nunc, injr to quality and package, at retail. And the sugar maker will undoubt edly take the advice given them. Ludlow Tribune. WILL OR CAN'T Are you advancing or receding? Do you belong to the "I WILL" class or the "I CAN'T" class? Just stop for a moment and think what this means, and we feel sure that you will come to see us atout financial matters. The First National Bank of Montpelier Member Federal Reserve System .1: " i TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL STATEMENT OF Barre Savings Bank & Trust Co. March 1, 1920 ASSETS. Real estate loans Other loans U. S. bonds Bonds and bank stock. . Real estate Fixture account Funds on hand and in banks $893,446.94 667,156.08 289,000.00 139,879.56 54,155.08 15,313.09 90,394.75 Total $2,149,345.50 LIABILITIES. Capital stock $50,000.00 Surplus and undivided profits '67,778.66 Dividend No. 27' (8 per cent) 4,000.00 Bills payable 57,500,00 Loans, account Liber ty bonds 80,000.00 Deposits 1,890,066.84 Total $2,149,345.50 This bank is duly authorized to act as trustee, executor, adminstrator, guardian, receiver and assignee. When we are named executor of a will, the instrument mav be deposited with us for safe-keeping without charge. Extra large deposit boxes to rent in one of the most modern Fire and Burglar-proof Vaults in the state, at a reasonable price. Money on deposit with us April 1st, either on a Checking or Savings Account, is not subject to a city tax. F. OFFICERS G HOWLAND, President M. E. ROWLAND, Vice-President M. B. CLARK, Treasurer F. G. HOWLAND DIRECTORS M. E. HOWLAND A. H. BURKE F. C. BANCROFT C. F. MILLAR Make Your Money Productive IF all men were spenders, there would be no mon ey to equip plants or pay wages. It is the money of the "saver" which must be used for such pur poses, and it is by doing these things and many smaller ones that it i3 made possible for money1 to earn money. You can make your money productive, no matter how small the amount, by depositing it in the Quarry Savings Bank & Trust Co. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO.- BEN A.EASTMAN, Pits. H.J.M.JONES.V-Prw. C.M.WILLEY.Trea. DIRECTORS: Ben A. Eastman J. M. Boutwell W. G. Reynold E. L. Scott H. J. M. Jonea B. W. Hooker H. F. Cutler H. H- Jackaon Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. 1 NINETY-SECOND YEAR Assets - - $11.653,423.00 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 Here is a Rea Bargain Si A Fine Piano Case Organ in fine condition. Black Walnut case, five full octaves, 11 stops, two good mirrors in case, and a good musical in strument for any home. We will sell this organ cheap, as we MUST have the room for our new stock of Pianos and Talking Machines that are now coming in. Easy payments if desired. ailey's Music looms BARRE, VERMONT Phone 369-W FORTUNE'S FAVORITE Investments are the real basis for nearly all fortunes. It i the only method open to most men to a.hieve finam-ia) independence. I'rofitabla investments must rest. on Mmml foundations a property or plant producing neeessary or useful materials. SILVER IS BOTH Fxtreme aetivit v high priees boom, if you like, center themselves in one class of Vecuritim at a time. Silver isuea are now ' Fortune Favorite." booklet. "THE SILVER AGE." Direct Wir U New York Leonard, Chandler & Dopp, Inc. TIU" i2rT " QUALITY Electrical Work GOOD MATERIAL; CAREFUL, CONSCIENTIOUS WORKMANSHIP; REASONABLE PRICES Barre Electric Co. ggn88cngc"aasaa::t:t:::n" Mahogany Dining Room Suites in Adams Design NINE PIECES, $275.00 Adams Period Design Suite, elegantly finished in Brown Mahogany. Every piece displays the most careful work manship and. finish. This Suite will prove a lasting source of satisfaction and a constant reminder of your good judgment in years to C An exceptionally good assortment of Buffets. China Cab inets and Dining Tables in Olden Quartered Oak. with Chairs to match. Let us ?how you. A. W. Badger & Co. A NEW AM) LP-TO-D VTE AUTO AMBULANCE 8 n IK li