THE BAR RE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1920.
I St Louis Star Goes to Head
i of American League in
I Batting Average
i . ' ' -
- BATTED FOR .408;
; SPEAKER FOR .400
Babe Ruth Had Only One
Home Run to His Credit
for the Week
Chicago, Aug.. 21. Flayers in the
National league who last week were
leaders in their specialties continue to
- net the pace, according to averages re
leased to-day, which include games of
Roger Hornsby, the St. Louis star,
wbo topped the list of batterspartl
efpating in 30 or more games a week
ago with an average of .372, retained
the same mark, although he played in
eight games during the week. How
ever, he increased the lead in total
bases to 245 on 162 hits, which include
32 doubles, 15 triples and seven hom
ers. Eayrs of Boston, although drop
ping three points, continued to be the
runner-up with .383, while Nicholson
of Pittsburgh stepped in front of
- Roush of Cincinnati for third place
with a mark of .341. The Cincinnati
outfielder slumped five points for an
average of .327, which ties him with J,
Smith of St. Louis for fourth place.
Cy Williams, the Philadelphia out
fielder, failed to swell his home run
total of 13. Max Carey of Pittsburg
negotiated a quartette of stolen bases
' and is showing the way with 42.
George Sisler, St. Louis star first
baseman, has been having a great time
with the willow during the past week,
and, as a result, has dethroned Tri
Speaker, manager of the Cleveland In'
dians, in the American league for the
leadership among the players who have
participated in 50 or more game. Sis
ler is batting .408, an increase of four
points over last week, while Speaker
hag dropped 17 points to .400. Joe
Jackson, the Chicago slugger, and Babe
Ruth of Xew York, each suffered
slump in their hitting, but are sticking
among the leaders, being tied for third
place. Each it batting .380.
Ruth made only one home run from
i Wednesday a week ago to last
Wednesday, when, the averages were
compiled., He had up io this time gath
ered 42 circuit drives. . His total base
record has been increased to 303 bases
and as a run-getter he has counted
127 times. Rice of Washington contin
ued to set the pace among the base-
stealers with a total of 45 thefts, two
of them which were added during the
Ty Cobb, who showed signs of climb
ing among the leading batters, has not
kept up the psof be set a couple of
weeks ago.- He is butting .312, com
pared with .841 a week ago.
GOING TO VOTE AT 101.
Miss Annie Stone' of Boston Has Name
Placed on Voting List.
Boston, Aug. 20. Miss Annie Stone,
at the age of 101, dors not intend to
allow the new day for women to pass
without having her say. Registrars of
voters to-day entered on the city's vot
ing list the name of Miss Stone, the
centenarian having hastened to make
herself eligible to vote with receipt of
word of the action on suffrage in Ten
nessee. At the Home for Aged Men and
Women, where she is an inmate, Miss
Stone expressed a lively interest in the
national campaign. She is in good
health and, up to three years ago, was
active as a writer of poems and prose.
Physically, she says she has suffered
little impairment, and she walks up
' and down stair, disdaining the use of
an elevator. She was born in Bangor,
Traces of grip, influenza, fevers, may
be lingering in your blood causing
that extreme weakness, tired feeling,
bad digestion, indefinite nains. dull
headache all symptoms ' of 1 possble
greater danger. For fine full restora
tire treatment take Hood's Sareaparilla
to purify your blood, strengthen your
nerves, restore your appetite, and take
Hood's Pills to stimulate your liver
and regulate your- bowels. A splendid
combination of tonic and cathartic-Adv.
PLOT AGAINST LIFE
OF LLOYD GEORGE
Swiss Polk Take Measures to Protect
Premier Latter Remain In
doors at Lucerne.
Lucerne, Aug. 20. The Swiss police
have taken measures to protect the
British premier, David Lloyd George,
declaring they have discovered a plot
against his life. The police claim to
have the plotters under surveillance in
Geneva. . ',
Lloyd George and his party remained
inaoors , tnrougnout tne flay, but a
member of the party stated that this
was not due to the alleged plot, but
because of the inclement weather.
HOOD FARM COW CHAMPION.
Sophie the 19th Comet Back at Age of
-v, - 15 Yeara.
New York, Aug. 20. Sophie 19th of
the Hood farm, Lowell, Ma6s., a former
champion Jersey cow, has come back
at the age of 15 years and six months
with a ninth official record that makes
her champion butter cow of the world,
the American Jersey Cattle club an
nounced here yesterday. '
In nine years she is credited with
having given 110,918 pounds of milk
and 6,353 pounds of butter fat, an ev
erage of 12,324 pounds of milk and
706 pounds of butterfat per year.
Sophie 19th now has a clear lead of
693 pounds of butterfat over her near
est competition Tilly Alcartra, a Hoi
stein cow, owned on a southern Cal
ifornia farm, it was stated.
In Boston Alone 31,809
Went on the List for
One Woman to Every Four
Men Will Be Entitled to
Vote This Year
Boston, Aug. 21. One woman will
vote in this city to every four men
in the November elections if Tennes
see's, ratification of the suffrage amend
ment stands. Registration of voters,
which ended at -midnight; was complet
ed with the names of 31,809 women on
the list, twice as many as had ever
made themselves eligible to vote for
school committeemen. There were 120,-
244 ariea " listed, the greatest registra
tion '.on record here. "
So great were the crowds of regis
trants last night that polling booths
were kept open several hours be vond
the time set for closing, and hundreds
of women stayed in the lines, which
were not exhausted when the doors
were shut at midnight. Registration
totals of yesterday were 6,523 women
and 1,388 men. . .,
CONTROL IN TENNESSEE
UNION TO HAVE BANK.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
Incorporate at Cleveland.
Cleveland, O., Aug, 21. The bank o
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Kng
neers, charter for which was recently
granted ,in Washington, will open on
Nov. I. A 20-story building will be
erected to house the bank when build
ing conditions improve Warren
Stone, grand chief, said.
Capitalization will be $1,000,000. The
stock is to be limited to brotherhood
members, most of whom are engine
drivers. Dividends will Delimited to
10 per cent.
The main purpose of the bank i
stated to be to aid the 85,000 member
and the 887 divisions of the brother
STORROW OUT OF COAL.
Commission on Necessaries of
Takes Over Administration.
Boston, Aug. 21. Administration of
coal supplies in this state was turned
over to the commission on the neces
sarie of life yesterday by Jamu J,
Storrow, fuel administrator, with the
pproval of Governor Coolidge. Er
nest C. nultman, the new chairman
of the commission, immediatelv noti
fied dealers of the change and prepared
questionnaires with a view to obtain
ing information by which any eondi
ions of scarcity ma v be alleviated
through equitable distribution.
An Income As Regular
as clockwork for the rest of your life
will be assured if you invest in an an
nuity now. You simply cash your an
nuity checks as they fall due month
ly, quarterly or semi-annually. Na
tional Life Ins. Co. (Mutual). S. S.
Ballard, general agent, Rialto block,
MAYS MAY PITCH
To Feel Fit to Work
you must keep your stomach well, your
liver active, your bowels reguUr sad
If yon get up in the morning tired;
if you get exhausted with the slightest
exertion you can depend upon it that
your liver is torpid and needs waking
up. A few dofos of SF.VEV BARKS,
nature's great remedy, will "wake up"
that buy liver, and make you feel like
If your liver has been overworked, it
would cause your whole system to fill
up with acids and poison that would
make you feel weak, tired out and eick.
You ran easily remove the acids and
poisons from your system by taking
from H to 0 drops of SF.YEN'
RARKS in a little water after meals.
It will keep your bowels moving nat
urally every day. cleanse your system
thoroughly eliminate undigested food,
and brine yow hack to active and nor
mal heal! arrnn.
STYES BARKS it nature remedy,
made from the ctrscts of roots and
herbs, and ha stned the tent for many,
many years, and wii! certainly give yon
a feeling of nw i;f and vigor. To
feel freh and fit for your daily duties,
ye must keep your stomach and liver
artive and bosrela regular.
To get and keep well ak Tour drug- i
t t for 5EVEX BARKS. If fce ia out
of i. -fc will art it for you. Accept
no tub-i sfcte. Price cents. Adv.
In the New York-Detroit Series Open
New York, Aug. 21. Manager Mil
ler Huggins of the Xew York American
league baseball team, said to-day that
Pitcher Carl Mays would be used in
one series with Detroit, opening here
this afternoon, "provided he feels equal
to attempting any baseball within the
next few days."' Mays was reported
to be suffering a nervous breakdown.
following the accident here last Mon
day, when he threw the ball that fatal
ly injured Ray Chapman, Cleveland
Yesterday's American League Games.
At Washington, St. Louis-Washing
At Philadelphia", Chicago 7, Philadol
phia 4 (first game). Oiicago ft, Thila
delpbia 0. (Second game forfeit',1 to
Chicago on account of a crowd on the
.fd in the last half of the ninth in
American League Standing,
New York 73
St. Louis 55
Yesterday's National League Games.
At St- Louis, St. LonU , Boston 4.
At Cincinnati, Cincinnati 10, Ilrook-
At Pittsburg, Philadelphia 4, Pitts
At Chicago, Chicago 5, Xew York 1.
National League SUnstifig.
Won. Lost. Pet.
CinHnnsti 3 4 .".77
Brooklyn f3 50 ..".".S
New York 0 50 Ja:
Pittsburg JWI 5 V9
Clk-ago 57 59 .491
St. Looi S 62 m .4M
Btoe 47 .US
Philadelphia 4 .411
Prevent Reconsideration of Ratification
of Suffrage Amendment and
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 22. Su (Trace
leaders yesterday forced adjournment
of the Tennessee House before 8peak
er Walker made any motion to reeon
Mr. David Silverman
Tells How Cuticura
Healed His Eczema
I contracted a very severe case
of eczema and it was so bad it kept
me up rights. It formed
Into large, red pimples,
SS W very irritating ana my sum
was sore and red. Tne
Itching was so disagreea
ble that I could have torn
myself to pieces. Could
not do my work. Was disfigured
for time being. ,
" Was treated but got no relief. I
was advised to use Cuticura Soap
and Ointment. Sent for free sample.
The first night I used them was the
first night I slept without sgony for
months so I purchased more, and I
used three fifty cent boxes of Oint
ment with the Soap which healed
me." (Signed) David Silverman,
Saugatuck, Conn., July 12, 1919.
Use Cuticura for every -day toilet
purposes. Bathe with Soap, soothe
with Ointment, dust with Talcum.
Suipta luk rn fcrWttt. "CntlMT
LaborfttorlM. Dspt. H, If aldM, Mui." Sold every
whrrt SoapiSc. OinUamrt sndGOe. Talcum 25c
fflBfC u ticura Soap shaves without nus.
HAVE FAITH IN LAW.
Despite Decision Declaring Kansas
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 21. The deci
sion of Judge V. H. McCannish up
holding a motion that the Kansas in
dustrial relations' court act is uncon
stitutional in the title," does not yet
jeopardize the activities or legality of
the court, according to Judge W. L.
Huggins, presiding magistrate of the
Members of the court and Attorney
General R. J. Hopkins, who will appeal
the Wyandotte county decision to the
supreme court, expressed themselves as
confident that the law as enacted will
stand the acid test before the high
Judge MeCamish contends that the
title of the law itself "ia not geruinne
to what Is expressed therein" relative
to the criminal features of the court
set. While the court in itself has no
criminal jurisdiction, it is obligated
bv the court act to have violators of
aider the ratification of the federal th ,aw P1 in any court of
suffrage amendment. Opponents thus
lost their right to offer a motion to
reconsider, but the suffrage forces
planned to make such a motion to-day
and then to table it, thus making im
possible any further parliamentary
tactics to reconsider the House s origi
competent jurisdiction. This might be
in either a state or federal court.
The case before Judge McCamish
was that of a switchman arrested on
a charge of agitating a strike and en
deavoring to persuade others to quit
work in an industry recognized by the
industrial relations court as one nee-
After the amendment was ratified MSrJr to th Puh,ic wpIfr
on Wednesday, Speaker Walker
changed his vote from nay to aye, in
order that he might be in a position
to offer a motion for reconsideration,
but the time in which he could make
his motion expired yesterday. The mo
tion was offered by a suffrage leader
"Even though the supreme court
should knock out. the section of the
law pertaining to the Wyandot ta ease,
it still would have plenty of 'teeth'
to he effective in such cases," said
Fred S. Jackson, former attorney gen
eral, now attorney for the industrial
MACRAE ORCHARD VISITED.
Various National Olympic
Committees Want It
- Abolished -
AS A FEATURE
OF THE CONTESTS
The Classic Will Be Run
. Off at Antwerp
Antwerp, 'Aug. 21. A determined
movement has been begun among vari
ous national Olympic committees to
abolish the marathon race as the fea
ture of future meetings. It is claimed
that this race is not humane, and a pe
tition to this effect will be presented
to the international committee to
night. Sponsors for the movement
would substitute a 25,000-meter (about
15 miles) race.
Arrangements have been completed
for the marathon classic, which will be
run off to-morrow. Members of the Bel
gian Olympic committee sought to se
cure a change in the rules so as to per
mit runners to secure refreshments, such
as light soup, during the great ordeal
but the committee has ruled that the
men will be permitted to receive only
water. The route will be guarded by
500 Belgian soldiers and will be closed
to all but official motor cars during the
The seventh Olympic has entered its
last stages, for, after the finals to-day
in the 3,000-meter walk, the hop, step
and jump, and throwing the 56-pound
weight ,nd the finish of the decathlon
competition, only five more stadium
events and the marathon remain to be
contested. The American team has al
ready amassed a great deal in points
scored and seems certain to maintain
its advantage to the end.
The American fencing team to-day
beat England eight victories to seven
in the dueling sword contest, but was
beaten bv France 12 to two. In a train-
ng match in water polo, the Brazilian
team defeated, three to two.
WAR TROPHIES DISTRIBUTED
will stand the test
and carried bv an overwhelming viva "ol,rt- rh P,nt 8t w 18 mPre
voce vote. Failure of Sneaker Xr.lk. techniality. Should it be necessary, the
er to move reconsideration was taken legislature could by amendment re
a an indication that the onnouition I model the title of the law, but I ant'ct
had not secured enough pledges to I P'e na'' 'w
rescind the ratification action. in vprJ' respei-t."
The anti-suffragists soueht to have
the House adjourn until Monday, but VILLA HAD HIS JOKE,
the suffragists voted their motion
down, the movement being defeated Had Merchants' Accounts Audited and
hr the same vote that the ratification j
resolution was adopted Wednesday, 49
BATUM CRUDE Ott CEMTER.
Supplied One-Fifth of World's Snpply
Then Requisitioned on the Most
San Antonio, Tex., Anpr. 21. The
whimsical caprices of Francisco Villa
which have ranged from practical jok s
to violent outbursts, bad an odd climax
at the little town of Sabinas, Coahuila
hen Villa concluded the terms of
Mingle an all pervading odor of pe-1 surrender to the I la Huerta provi-
troleum with the aroma of a thousand sional government of Mexico.
years of history; picture the physical After closing the Sabinas brewery
aspects of a Texas town of the gusher end all saloons, Villa dispatched four
region, including puffing trains lumber-1 "auditors" to audit the books of all
ing through the principal street, amid I the larger mercant ile establishments of
swarthy human content of Turk, I the town and report to him the nams
Armenian, Georgian and Greek, and! of those men whoe books eho-ved the
you get an idea of the incongruity of I most profit made during the pat 12
natum, says a hulletin of the national I months. This being accomplished he
geographic society concerning the city requisitioned on these stores for shoes,
reported eenert to Georgia by soviet hats, hreeches, underwear, socks. htrts,
Russia, and to have been evacuated by forage, horseshies, leather, pack mile
British troops. . an, horses.
Batum has grown like a mushroom T.fer Villa told General Marline.;,
within a generation because a pipe line with whom he concluded terms for
poured precious oil through its Black M,rrender, that he did not expect the
sea port. Jt nestles at the foothills of provisional government to pay for
a stream of history that parallels the lbw g(vv1, M -the people he had ak-
pipe liee and the .')50-mile course of the , c)0thing and provisions from were
railway to Baku, which links the Biack ftble to lose it on account of the large
sea to the Caspian, and passes uch ronts made during the past vear." All
peaks of legend aa the 18,000 foot lt.
Elburr, where Prometheus was bound
to a rock as the vultures consumed his
"From 1007 to 1911, Inclusive, one-
fifth of the world's oil supply came
from the Caucasus region, snd, in nor
of the msterials seired were issued im
mediatelv to Villa's command.
tome in and
It sbowe totj what to ex
pert of a New Edison in
rour home whether it
itE-CtraTWi music with
such perfect realism that
rou feel the presence of
the living artist,
Drown's Drug Store
In a Windy Argument.
The man who calls hia fiancee "the
light of his life" may discover later
mal times, Batum was credited with Ht she flares up. Boston Transcript.
exporting more petroleum than any
other port in the world. Batum won
this boon by the natural advantage of
harbor, ranked as one of the best ia
the world, despite the occasional
torms that render its shelter treach
The city came to its industrial own
when it pased from Turkish dominion
to Russia hands In lft'S; but political
troubles, even before the war bolts of
1914, sffected its commerce. Before the
World wsr a movement had been
launched to boom Batum as a health
resort. In that field it had some assets.
espite its get-rkh-quick anomalies
nd unkept appearance, such as a cli
mate where the foliage was thiik in
mid-winter, and its boulevard, shaded
by palms, acacias and banana trees.
' In 1?HV! Batum had an economic ex
perience that affet-ted it more deeply,
perhaps, than political disturbances.
It never recovered from the general
strike of that year, which spread over
the entire South Russia, and, in Batum.
brought paralysis to business, suffering
to citirens. and palsy to progress.
"Batum is built in a sort of a amphi
theater facing a besutifnl bar. Wine
was produced ia the vinyerds in its
vicinity; snd in the spring toes of
strawberries were grown in the fields
nearby. Both product were exported
before the war. In those days automo
biles, swing machine, fire e cook
ers sd wntinj materials passed its
rutotn koose cm their way to the
CatK-asus of Tersia."
4S Kneh Main 5trwt.
Equipment Seized from Germans to Be
Set Up in Many Towns.
New York, Aug. 20. Thousands of
ar trophies brought from the battle-
elds of France for use during the Lib
erty loan and other drives sre being
distributed at the warehouse of the
French mission here. The material in
cludes pins of all kinds used by the
French, British and Germans, cavalry
swords, cuirasses, shells and soldier
Jarge demands lor trophies have
come from inland cities, according to
Major Pean Lean Malye, director of
the bureau of information, Direction
Generate Pes Services Francais Aux
Ktats Unia, now in this city.
One of the largest single collections,
with the exception of that given to
Washington for the National museum,
was presented to the Army and Navy
Club of America. The trophies will be
preserved in a suitable environment to
be included in the plans for the $.1,
000,000 clubhouse that is to be erect
ed in honor of the officers killed in the
The collection of 50 pieces is made
up of cannon, name throwers, trench
mortars, machine guns, bayonets, rifles,
swords, cllirases, wire cutting ma
chines, trench stoves, brasiers, mar
mites, shells and sheil baskets, marine
signal flags ami other interfiling and
valuable trophies. The selection was
made by Captain Adrian luane Doty.
IT. S. signal corps, representing the
Tanks anil Uerman Held pieces,
weighing from one ton to 10, recently
have been given to cities like Chicago,
St. Louis, Ihsttsnooga and others as
far sway as Texas.
A huge German listening post has
been given to Bloomfield, N. J. Mont
clair received a whippet tank, while
the National museum at Washington
wss awarded a large 14-msn tsnk.
Other valuable pieces were sent to
Washington including an airplane,
sample pieces of all the foreign artil
lery used during the war, uniforms and
The prize of the collection, a big
Bertha, was claimed by Mt. KisVo, N.i
V., and will be placed in a prominent
position there. The State university at
Baton Rouge, Ia., has requested the
immediate shipment of a German min
ner werfer. Chattanooga has been given
a Germany ISO millimeter gun weigh
ing three ton.
The Chicago collection was chosen
by Colonel E. M. Marr. It will be
shipped to thst city within the next
few days. Sergeant Fred Aneth, French
armv, who ha been in charge of the
material for two years, announced. An
idea of the demanda made for trophies,
be said, could be gained from the fart
that more than 3.000 French helmets
and an equal number of uniforms had
been disposed of.
To various posts of the American
Legion field pieops hate been given. All
reque'ts sre fi!ed at the office of the di
rector generale, ti5 Broadway, before
permission is given to inspect and se
lect the trophies.
Vermont Horticultural Society Met in
Castleton, Aug. 21. About 300 at
tended the annual summer meeting of
the Vermont Horticultural society here,
held Wednesday at the MacRae orchard
at the Corners.
While horticultural experts were
there from Vermont, Massachusetts
and Connecticut to tell the members
of the possibilities of apple production
in Vprmont and New England the most
eloquent appeal was that of the or
chard itself. Its 12,000 trees of Mcin
tosh reds, greenings and northern spies,
many of them loaded until the limbs
dragged on the ground, proved a revela
tion to the visitors.
It wss "open house" and they were
gjven the run of the immense project.
Luncheon was served on a shady knoll
overlooking Lak Bomoseen, command
ing a wide view of much of the orchard
with the mountain in the far back
ground, making a picture of striking!
scenic beauty, combining the best na
ture has to offer with the best man can
produce. The scene of the luncheon and
speaking took the visitors on a long
drive through a large part of the or
chard, something that in itself made
the sessions notable. The rain of
Wednesday morning did not deter the
crowds and the afternoon session was
held outdoors with ideal weather pre
vailing. C. L. Witherel of Cornwall, president
of the society, was presiding officer,
with Professor M. B. Cummings of
Burlington as secretary. The society,
now 22 years old, has 400 members and
cards were passed yesterday as part of
a campaign for new members and
many signed up on the grounds.
Under the direction of Mr. MacRae,
demonstrations in grafting and pruning
were conducted st different spots in
the orchard snd the party was then
taken to the scene of the spraying and
dust machine demonstration. These
machines, drawn by a small tractor,
gave the visitors a realistic exhibition
of scientific methods. Near the house,
a grading machine was shown. The
practical demonstrations proved most
popular and the visitors followed them
with keen interest, asking many questions.
Among the speakers of the afternoon
were: George A. Drew, manager of the
Conyers orchard of 40,000 trees at
Greenwich, Conn.; H. C. C. Miles, as
sistant secretary of the New England
fruit show, Hartford, Conn.; Professor
A. T. Stevens, president of the Con
necticut Pomologies 1 society; W. A.
Munson, president of the Massachu
setts Fruit Growers' association, Wal-
pole, Mass., and E. A. Hackett, man
ager of the Bolton Fruit Co., operat-
ng an orchard of 20,000 trees at Bol
Not Too Late for
Lots of men like to buy their new
straw hat or Panama late in the sea
son ; they look so spick and span by
contrast with the hats most men are
A Panama bought now will only get
"broken in" this season, and next sum
mer it will be just right to start off
We have a lot of nice shapes every
one of them a value.
t Open Monday evening as usual.
Moore & Owens
Barre's Leading Clothiers
122 No. Main Street Tel. 275-M
A GROWING CUSTOM.
PENSIONED AFTER 47 YEARS.
H. P. Armington, Nashua, N. H., Once
Mail Clerk Between Boston
and St. Albans. 1 '
Nashua, N. II.. Aug 21. Harlan P.
Armington, for 47 years in the postof
fice service, retired on a comfortable
pension yesterday. He is 78 years of
age, 11 years beyond the age fixed for
the retirement of postal employes. He
is the oldst postal employe in New
Hampshire in point of service and is
the first postal employe in Nashua to
be pensioned by the government.
Mr. Armington, a native of Vermont,
begin his service in the old postofflce
in Nashua, when it was at the corner
of Main street and Pearson avenue, in
May, 1874, under Postmaster Henry D.
Atherton, a relative. He also served
under the late postmaster, Henry A.
Marsh. He was sssigned to railwsy
mail work for 30 yesrs.
He was first appointed route sgent
between Boston snd Lancaster, N. H
Feb. 5, I8ift. He was appointed rail
way mail clerk between Boston and St.
Albans, Vt., and had thst run until the
accident at South Royalton, Vt., in
which he was so badly injured that he
was off dutv for a year. He was ap
pointed transfer rlerk at the L7nion
station in this city when able to re
turn to work, Jan. 25, 1909, and has
been there ever since.
He has a cozy home on Cottage
street, where he lives with his wife.
A son is in the government employ at
Washington and his daughter ia the
wife of Frank A. McMaster, automo
ALLEGE GROSS NEGLIGENCE
In Exemption and Undervaluation of
Vt Marble Co. in Rutland,
Judging from Recent Events.
"Wasn't it Barnum who sail that
thre is a fool pirn every min-ite:"
"Wboeier it wa, he figured the
birthrate too low." Bton Tr.in-
Thes the Row Started.
Mrs. Scrapjv My f-vt is
Sorapp It's fnnny that it
y.ur tongue. B-'n TranTpt-
Rutland, Aug. 21. Criminal pro
ceedings were instituted Thursday
against the assessors of the town of
West Rutland, alleging gross negligence J
ot duty in exemption and undervalua
tion of the Vermont Marble Co.'s plant
in that town. The amount of taxable
property involved is said to be in ex
cess of $500,000.
Information was filed in Rutland
city court by State's Attorney Philip
M "rhelps, alleging thst W. R. Dwyer,
L. P. Holt and Fred J. Lanthier. list
ers for West Rutland, refused to assess
the unmanufactured marble and mar
ble in process of manufacture at its
true value, and exempted the West land
or village quarry and the company's !
The amount set forth in the com
pany's list ss the true value of the :
rough marble was not disclosed, but it i
a matter of common report that it has i
never been reported or taxed at more ;
than 10,000. George H. Webb, Ernest i
H West and other marble experta have
made the appraisal for the state. '
Although the alleged irregularit ies of,
the listers have been going on. accord- !
ing to the state, since 1HI2, the infor
mation and complaint covers on'y If IS,
lf-19 and lo.'O, in the rases of Holt and
pwver. and in 191 and 1319 in the
cas of Lanthier.
It is intimated that the state can
not recover any of the taxes it con
tends it should have receird. The
three listers wre arraigned before
s B-vrr Jndr Ooddsrd and hH n f 109 bail
eaih for trial September 2.
Fanners Are Adopting Road-Side Sell
ing to Dispose of Goods.
Wherever one motors nowadays, all
manner of things may be bought by the
wayside, says the Christisn Science
Monitor. Along the Massachusetts
highways in midsummer, almost every
farmhouse has its little stand out in
front, sometimes sheltered by a more
permanent wooden roof. A very sim
pie sign may be marked with the sin
pie word "asparagus" or "gooseberries."
That is about all the advertising that
seems necessary. On the stand are ar
ranged, rather naively, perhaps, a few
boxes of the fruit or vegetables. In the
background, however, the people of the
place, one may be sure, are busily gath
ering a fresh supply in the garden. As
the season advances, the strawberries
are succeeded by the blueberries and
the currants, and the asparagus gives
way to the wax beans and the toma
toes. Thus the wayside vending con
tinues, from spring until the end of
the apple time, to be a pleasing and
attractive business wherever there are
passable roads. In California one finds,
of course, the oranges, the lemons and
the fresh figs; and between Massachu
setts and California a motoring party I
would encounter a very considerable
range of things to buy.
With the immense multiplication of
automobiles it ia inevitable that the
possibilities of the business will con
stantly be developed. Already many
other commodities than things to eat
are thus displayed. Flowers, from the
violets and Mayflowers to the chrys
anthemums, are almost ss plentiful
on the stands as fruits. Then there are
all sorts of plants, with here and there
a sign that reads "Bedding for plants."
Even nurseries of trees put out their
signs, though not many a picnic party,
perhaps, will wish to carry home a
young tree from the country. Still one
is not necessarily expected to carry
home every sort of thing that is thus
sold by the wayside. Here and there a
farmhouse or an estate advertises it
self for sale; and oftentimes a real es
tate company opens a very active little
branch office conveniently by the high
way in a region where houses or apart
ments are being built. Of things that
can be carried home in the automobile,
one must not forget the famous toy
windmills of Cape Cod. There, too, one
farmhouse has as its sign "Little pigs
for sale," W hether they are to be car
ried in the car or not, or where they
are to be put when one arrives at one's
apartment, is not stated.
Much of this business activity began,
probably, when the farmers first put in
their own little gasoline stations. When
the earlier motorists were continually
finding themselves in need of gasoline,
and seeking aid at the nearest farm
houses, it would naturally occur to
those farmers that it might be well to
put in regular gasoline stations. One
thing, then, led to another. A motomt
mnnot stop at a farmhouse without
glancing about him. When he sees
fresh eggs in the kitchen, or interrupts
the housewife in her putting up of
jellies and jams, he is naturally in
clined to make a purchase. Farmers
and their wives are not averse to self
ing almost anything, for a sufficient
consideration; so, as these wayside en
terprises spread still more throughout
the country, the congestion of business
in the cities may be somewhat dimin
ished, especially when everyone, from
bootblack to millionaire, has his own
car. All this greater flexibility of
transportation means much to the
country districts. One wonders, how
ever, how roadside selling will be ad
justed to the aeroplane, when aero
planing becomes half as common a
motoring is now, or as bicycling was
two. decades ago. One of the chief
pleasures in any kind of traveling is in
the stopping, every once in a while, to
look about; and, wherever people stop
there is an opportunity for business.
Shrewd farmers know this and hasten
to take advantage of it.
A Seaside Colloquy.
He I have long regarded the one
piece bathing suit for girls
She You certainly have. You re
garded that one on the beach this
morning altogether too long.
He I was about to say, my deaf,
that such a suit for girls is, in my
She I'll warrant it is it's in your
view if there's one to be seen snvwhere
for miles around, you old reprobate.
He shut up. Boston Transcript.
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