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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1920.
Puhlifhw! Every Week-Dsr Afternoon b
Frank . Langlqr, Publisher
Knterwi t tbe Postoffice t Brr iecond
Clui Mail Matter
On yr by mil .'...18.69
Thre montht by mail H.M
On month by mail SO mdU
Sinarl copy.. t cant
All aubscriptipna eaab In advanta.
that there is nothing objectionable in
him even though in the next breath it
seems to try to build up an inde
finable antagonism to the benefit of
Mr. Dale.
Tha AMOclatad Prm I uluaivalr entitled
ta tha un for republication af all newt dt
ntcha credited to it ar nat etberwiae crad
itad in thi papar, and alas tha local liawa
puoiiantd Uiinu.
New Hampshire's gain in population
is just about enough to say so. Wish
Vermont was assured of as much.
The incidents near Lake Dunmore
last Thursday night indicate that rum
and revolvers make a might poor com
bination and that they must !e sep
arated by court action if necessary.
- v ermont s gou cnampion is again
a New Yorker, but the prospects are
that he was not up against the best
there is in Vermont. The annual state
golf crfampionehip, for some reason, is
not attracting a wide field of players
It Li a dull day in the news innrkct
when the space writer gets a ktory on
the front page telling how President
Wilson gave three boys a "lift" in his
automobile while the boys were on
their way home from thev twimmin'
hole. The editor must have been tear
ing his hair for want of a really good
news story.
Just what happened to Pres. Des
chanel of France when he ws report
ed to have fallen out of a train win
dow some months ago may go down
in history as one of the famous mjs
tenes like "Who struck Bill Patter
son! or "How old is Anne!" About
the only inside information which the
French public is permitted to know is
that Pres. Deschanel is incapacitated
for his office and may be succeeded by
someone else. Possibly the secret w 11
come out later.
The statement by Bank Commis
sioner Allen of Massachusetts that
no banks in New England besides the
two in Boston already closed by his
order are affected by the Pcna'
financial furor should serve to
reassure any timid people who hstve
money deposited or invested in tbs
banks of New England. It is. not eft
en tnat a bank lends itseit to cucii a
scheme as that of Ponzi even in an
ever so remote capacity because a
bank ia as chary of its reputation for
conservative action as a conscientious
citizen is of his personal repute in a
community. To have it known that a
bank is associated with a financial
scheme of doubtful stability .nnd uncer
tain antecedents is a bad thing for that
bank because it tends to alienate con
fidence. Few bank officials are willing
to become tied up to such manipula
tions inasmuch as word of such affili
ation will Spread like wildfire and
have a tendency to cause a run on
the bank. Moreover, the Ponzi meth
od is against all tenets maintained by
a banking institution conducted by ex-1
perienced banking officials; it violates
the cardinal rules of banking. There
fore, depositors who may have felt
any uneasiness over the things uncov
ered in connection with Ponsi's manip
ulations should take courage from
their own reasoning as well as flow
the statement of Bank Commissioner
The Barre Times breaks into an un
Usually long editorial in defense of
John W. Gordon, in reply to mention
of Mr. Gordon s name in connection
with labor and the Democratic party
in this paper. Mr. Gordon, himself,
also uses many words to make reply.
It was not realized that a casual sum
marization of all congressional candi
dates in a single sentence would cause
suUi consternation in Barre. If this
paper ;nade any misstatement of facts
in saying- that Mr. Gordon is Vcloely
associated wk.li labor," and Mr. Gordon
is not so associated, then it is de
sired to make a retraction, but 'neither
the Barre contemporary, nor Mr. Gor
don himself make a denial. Mr. Gor
don merely says he is not "too" close
ly associated, and ffhe Times sy "it
is not an accurate portrayal to infer
that he was a partisan of the labor
cause," but neither deny that he is
tt j , t a .
-associaiea witn iatxr. ' And suppose
that Mr. Gordon is so associated. Is
that any crime! Abler men ihau
Gordon deem it an honor to claim suih
association. This paper recognizes much
that is good and beneficial to every
one in "labor," as we have come to
speak of organized labor, and because
it is generally talked and supposed
that Mr. Gordon's tendencies 1-an more
strongly toward labor than thoise of
bis opponents who seek the same off
it is not understood why he should oh
ject to the statement originally mm!
After all is said and done are not the
words of The Times and of Gordon
sort of a camouflage to make his can
didacy appear palatable to those wl
oppose organized labor, while it
quietly passed along among the labor
leaders and most strongly organized
labor influences that "Gordon is th
man ! u e do not consider Gordon
a one issue man and but for the hon
est belief that Dale is a much letter
qualified man because of his expe
ence, could support such a man
cordon. But this attempt to hodgi
it not particularly commendablo.
Gordon associated with labor to siieh
degree that he is labor's candidate
or is he not? If he is so associiW
is it any dishonor to Gordon, or to la
bor! Barton Monitor.
There was no desire on the part of
The Times to "hedge about" but to
correct an impression whirh the eon
temporary seems to hare fastened on
fte mind that Mr. Gordon is danger
cus simply because in his broad mind
d analysis of world conditions be en
deavored to secure some measure of
justice to the laboring people. A
. . t . . .
" oi lan, .nr. uoroon is not an
advocate of labor's cause to the txc.
ion of other considerations; what he
Be done in behalf of labor (and it is
fenerally agreed that he has done oti
iderablet has been performed irar.!y
Because n was endeavoring to g..e ts
labor that which wa its due. There
he been do attempt on o'ir part, nor
OB the part of Mr. Gordon, ta tar as
we know, to spread a "sort of rnj'.-i
a i . ,
HjiT j ma? ni canaiflacy appear
palatable to the who oppoao orpan-
ie4 labor." Hia arts in behalf nf a.
" nfm lewd ia me suirBtrt
p of the man simply to show that be
was not a man of a sirgle usutf or a
single idea, but thst b hj r-ad
I'nr.an sympathies, imt restrirtH hv
4n or othr eons -deration. Tf John
Jrd-Mi gnes to Orrr he will ba a
TTie rpre7jtive cf the -r,nJ i.
TKt and of the Mate of rra-.rr r,
lewed by ! jr:fd with om-B.n;
ie;3e rarrow rijJ i s.ioe. Vo-
f, we are rld to tst the
larva nor.trr,jvcrsry rrn" thit j
is. OorJ'.n u act a ote-u'-j n;ui an '
The Bagpipes in War.
Most people suppose that the bag
pipe is as much an anachronism under
actual service conditions to-day as is
the harper and the bard. The skirling
pipes produce smiles when heard in the
streets of peaceful cities and are com
monly rated merely as picturesque sur
vivais oi a long age. let it seems
that in the World War, after the short
age of men had been corrected early
in 1915, the pipers played the com
panies into action manv times. One
piper, belonging to the Scottish Bor
derers, won the V. C. by standing on
a parapet durintr a eas attack at
Loos and "piping his battalion to
gether" with "Blue Bonnets Over the
Border." A - recent investigator has
collected the' names of 150 baeDipers
wno performed individual feats of hero
ism and' shows that during three full
yeara of war the pipers played their
historic role in the fighting lines. For
centuries wherever Scottish regiments
have ftught their pipes hae gone with
mem. ine riper ot uuatre Bras" is
one of the figures in Scottish military
nistory, and Scotchmen have often re
sented the action of Wolfe at Quebec
In silencing -contemptuously the pipes
ot the fraser Highlanders. The pipers
tuemselves have sometimes been dis
uuiniui oi mere drummers." and a
story is told of a piper in a Highland
regiment exclaiming to his captain
.c: .11
otr, rk&u a nine rascal that beats a
sheepskin take the right hand of me
that am a musician!" The complete
story ot the pipes in the last war re
buts the statement of Sir Eyre C'oote,
who called them "a useless relic of the
barbarous age." Many a Scottfish
soldier responds to the throb of the
pipe as never to the bugle and the
cheer Boston Herald.
"Some things in this world have
to be jumped over, not climbed
Cut in cool curves for
neck and arms.
Modeled for freedom,
shaped to the figure.
The material worthy
of the work and both
worthy of your confi
dence. Also two-piece garments.
Madras, plain or
Silk and cotton, mer
cerized cotton.
Jap silk, prices from
90c to $3.50.
Boys' Athletic Gar
ments, 90c.
Men's Athletic Gar
ments, $1.00.
A few Palm Beach
Suits left, now only
$16.00, and a few regu
lar suits, $26.50, $32.50
and up to $47.50 all
marked down.
Some of the new Fall
styles are here. Better
see them before you
The Simple Truth
Mathematics is an exact science; the multiplication table still func
tions ; "50 per cent profits in 45 days" becomes a haunting echo ; specula
tors rub their eyes.
We must learn again the simple truths ; banking conducted in a
safe, legitimate and ethical manner means the handling of large quantities
of money or credit on a very small margin of profit.
Solid banking institutions do not spring up over night ; their growth
is slow; they must first get firmly rooted in the soil of public confidence and
then they gradually grow and branch out as the need for their service be
comes evident.
Things endure in proportion to the time required to create them;
truth is everlasting, but still we persist after the experience of centuries, in
disregarding its simple warnings.
People who entrust their money to this bank will get a fair return
on the same; they may have their money any minute they want it, and
they will also get the best service that we know how to give. We are grow
ing rapidly, thanks to the co-operation of those who believe in us, but we
would rather never handle another dollar of the public's money than depart
from what we believeto be safe banking principles.
The Peoples National Bank
4 Per Cent The Only National Bank in Barre 4 Per Cent
Every Home Should
Have One
a savings account book whose happy
pages record not only considerable money
saved and drawing interest twice a year,
but also a persistence of efforts to be
proud of!
Deposit every pay day. We will help you
to save SAFELY.
Ba A. EMtmin J. U. Beutwall W. G. Rvnolds H. F. Cutlet
CUScott fLJ.H. loam B. W. Hooks O.SL Jsetaw
F. H. Rogers &
Don't forget the dates, August '18
and 10, Wednesday and Thursday eve
nings of old home week, Cabot Drama
tic rlub will present, under the auspice
or the Good Templars, at the Cabot
G T. hall, a clean comedy of mystery,
entitled "And Billy Disappeared." One
half the proceeds are to be given to
wards completing the young people's
department of the village library. Re
serve seat tickets are on sale at Rog-
er & turner s store. .
Hundreds of Homesteads Going
Waste Need Attention.
A tour through Oakland, Macomb
and Lapeer counties will reveal thou
sands of acres of arm land produc
ing little or nothing. Many big tracts
can be bought at small prices per acre
for the reason that the soil is poor.
lacks fertility, and 4n consequence,
its present condition, it will not
bear the burden of high prices.
Much of this land is wild not
primevally so, but allowed to go back
to waste and brush after once being
under the plow. Much of it is a mass
of weeds and thistles, where once
flourished good grain crops, fields of
ay and corn or pasturage for cattle.
Tha real reason for this state of
affairs is that the soil, once teeming
with fertility, has been systematically
robbed. In the old days of pioneering,
land was very cheap and methods of
cultivation so as to retain the produc
tive abilities were not generally under
stood. Particularly in districts of
'light soil," sand and gravel, in the
course of a period of years tha crops
gTew steadily less, until It scarcely
paid to till the acres. To-day wej
have hundreds of poor dowa-at-the-heel
homesteads, thousands of acres of
land that does not return the taxes
upon it.
Yet we annually spend millions on
reclamation projects in deserts and
waste places at the far corners of the
country far from markets, far from
towns, where settlers must build up
and provide themselves with all the
conveniences of life, the means of edu
cation, churches, and so on. In the
meantine, we have here at our door
an immense reclamation possibility, the
rehabilitation of these farms, ready
fenced, close to towns, not far from
good highways, handy to markets.
schools and churches. And very little
is being done in a definite way to bring
back the robbed farm to its old pros
perous condition.
What is being accomplished is most
ly the resutl of two fatcors high cost
of living and the county farm agent
or Dureau. rive yeare ago we were
conducting a weighty argument to
prove that the farm bureau is an ex
cellent institution. Once it wss estab
lished the argument ceased because it
ceased to be necessary. Tha farm
agent proved himself all through tbe
state. Better crops, more contented
farmers, better farm homes are th re
sult. The farm agent is teaching the own
ers of run-down farms how to get
them back in shap, either by direct
help or by force of example on the '
farms of neighbors. The simple plaji
of crop rotation has been one means;
commercial fertilizers another, under
standing of humus another. The poor
farm is becoming the rich farmbut
not as far a it should do so. Some
day w will have seen the last of rail
fences and stump hedges not onlv
because wood is too valuable for that
use, but because the space the barrier
take up is also too valuable to be
wasted. At that time we will probably
have witnessed also the disappearance
of the "fallow field, run waste with
burdock and ssnd-bur and mullein
stalks- The impoverished field will be
counted then an economic sin.
But now we have this tremendous
reclamation program on our hands, a
reclamation that is ss immense in its
scope as any desert project and right
here at hom. Pontiac, Mich., Daily
Greek Policy in Thrace.
Aotnmg better can be wished for
Greek administration in eastern
Thrace than that it may be a ue
cessful s the military occupation of
the territory. The little campaign
will probably be finished this week.
It has proceeded without a check, and
with hardly more than a show of re
sistance, the Turks almost everywhere
laying down their arms without at
tempting to fight. They could not
prudently do anything else. With Ad
rianople, Kuleli-Burgaa, Kirk-Kiliiset,
Lule Burgas, Rodoeto and the rajlwsy
in the hands of the Greeks, and Con
stantinople held by th British, the
Turks were so surrounded that thev
could save their lives only v sur
render. If the gan-ison of Adrianople
was unable to hold the citadel, there
was no hope for the small insurgent
bands elsewhere, their compatriots un
der Mustapha Kemal having boen driv
en even from the eastern shores of
the straits by the Greek expedition
from Smyrna. And the Turkish peas
entry may have been more than willing
to accept treek rule for the sake of
It is now by their upbuilding of
just and peaceful administrst hn that
the Greeks hav to prove their worth
iness of the Thracian trust, Thoy will
do this if they carry into effect the pol
icy declared by the Venizelos govtra-
ment. It is the policy of economic
prosperity for all, putting away the
thought of vengesnce for the eeit
tire of Geek property and the depor-
ation of the owners, and making the
country fit to live in, not only frr the
Greeks, but also for the Turki.li and
other inhabitants. If the Greek ad
ministrators let the Moslems hate re-
igious freedom and assist in the main
tenance of the mosques and Turkish
school, Foreign Minister Politis
proniie, half the peace battle will be
won. o doubt, as he savs. recontrnc-
ion is s hupe task, involving as it
does the problems of bousing, roads,
port and forests, in tbe track of war
rd Turkish devstation. but i: xt-
nrance mill redound to the Vonor of
reee an1 insure the hspr-m.- of
Thrace. Ax.rx-in rcir .H tr.t.iA.
the invitation to tke a hind in i
port deelptnert at the Tirseus r.t'
sloniki. There irar he furtVr ,rk
KsvJa and IVdeacitch. Grce-e is
growicj tstion. Btoa Her'l
In order to have life insurance when
needed, it has to be taken when appar
enly it i not needed, Moral: Insure
while insurable. National Life Ins. Co.
(Mutual). S. S. Ballard, general agent,
Rialto block, Montpelier, Vt.
Money stored away at home is dead. Money
deposited in the, bank is alive. The only kind of
money that grows is live money. Every minute
that it lies in the bank it is aiding you in the in
crease of your prosperity.
The First National Bank
of Montpelier
Established in 1365
A Good Bank in a Good Town
Savings Bank
and Trust Co.
Montpelier, Vt
To Depositors:
Safety of principal is
more to be desired than
high rates of interest.
Some of our invest
ments: $440,000 U. S. Liberty
and Victory Bonds
30,000 State of Ver
mont Bonds
$75,000 City of Mont
pelier Notes
4 Per Cent Paid on
Savings Deposits
Banking by Mail Safe
and Satisfactory
Vermont Mutual
Fire Insurance Company
of Montpelier, Vt.
Premium Note Capital and
Assets $ 12,707,608.59
Insurance in Force 119,521,431.00
' Important Factors in the Management
of This Company
It insures all classes of insurable property at the
lowest possible rates, consistent with safety.
It holds all Assets, including advance premiums,
to best safeguard the welfare of policy .wid
ens against ary extraordinary emergency.
It practices prompt and equitable adjustment and
payment of all honest losses.
It extends to policy holders, in all matters in
which they are interested as insurers,
fair and courteous treatment.
Policies Written Under Mutual or Paid-Up Plan at
Actual Cost-No Profit
Consider this, fact when placing your Automobile
Fire Insurance. Rates on Automobiles
have recently been reduced one-half.
If seeking insurance, see our Local Agents.
McAllister & Kent
Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange
FRANK X. SMITH. Treasurer
Ladies' Low
Men's Low
f '
II mm M a a, w-m i
All Men's and Ladies'
Low Shoes and
In this Sale (Except White)
$10.00 and $12.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now $s.95
$ 8.00 and $ 9.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now .: 6.95
$ 7.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now 5.95
$ 6.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now 4.95
These are all new goods this season. Come early while we have your size.
If you have a small foot look on our bargain table.
Rogers' Walk-Over Boot Shop
Elfetncal Aids
forTthejup-to'-date hostess
or the after theater fclte, the hasty lunch
0 day use, electric table cookery nas become
a all the rage. Of course, you cannot take
advantage of these popular conveniences
unless your home h unrii.
Call and See Us.
Barre Electric Co.
Tel. 98
Electric Co.
Tel. 26
Art Squares and Rugs
Just arrived a large and new assortment of Tapestry,
Axminster and Wiltons. Prices range from $22.50 to
$105.00. The pre-war quality.
Also a new lot of Portiers and Couch Covers.
See our windows, then let us f how you,
A. W. Badger & Co.

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