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PnbliihH Kvrr, Wek-Iy Aftaniowi t
Frank K. Langler. Publiahat
fcnterad at tie Pmtofflca at Ban aa BsoondV
Claaa Mail Matter
On year by mall "".!
Si month, bf mail "ff'ii
Thrw month y mail.... ..l-
Ona month br mall 50 cania
ftlnvL conv . . 1 aeO
All tubeeriptions cash In adno
The Aaaoeiatcd Frm la axeliMlr.Iy antitl
to the vm for mroblieatlon of all arwt
patchta indited to it or not othorwiae "
Itcd fo tbia ratwr, ana also tna weai nw
publish Unrein.
The college opening without an in
creased enrollment is a. rareinstitu
tion indeed this fall. " ,
The Stefonsson advance into the
frozen north hag reached Wrangell but
that's nothing to argue over.
Tha LuclW Tribune has coined
good one: "Boom your town. Dou't
bomb it." Bear that in mind, every-
Vermont contributed at least two
fatalities to the week's "don't get hurt"
campaign, thus adding emphasis to the
Mr. Itoacoe , Arbuckle declares he
doesn't read the newspapers now be
cause he is disgusted with them.' Per
haps it is jusfr as well if the newspa
pers do not measure down to Arbuc
kle't standards.
In counting up the causes for road
deterioration in the North Country
and on the trunk lines, don't forget the
very heavy traffic to and from Canada
this year. Manchester, N. H. Union.
Especially the very heavy traific
from Canal. Someway or other, it
seems to be extraordinarily wearing.
Those who . retained their Liberty
bonds instead of selling them at a big
loss when the market price was at a
low point now have the pleasure of
watching 'em come up, up, up. As
prosperity comes back, the bonds are
sure to gain in market value.
That proposed Yermdnt campaign to
"fill the empty pews" Is, by chance
perhaps, timed to start at about the
close of the motoring f&son in Ver
mont; but it does not mean that all
the absentees are given to motoring
on Sundays. However, it's a merito
rious campaign and deserves to meet
with a large measure of success.
proceedings over to highly paid agents
with instructions to do just about as
they please and then, when the bills
come in, stare a trifle at the stagger
ing figures but draw their checks to
cover .the amount or see to it that the
bills are paid. - In the Newberry case
the total amount was placed by the
lowest estimate as $188,508 for the pri
mary alone, that being Estimated by
the minority of the committee. We
quite agree with the minority repurt
that the expenditure of such a sum
of money made the campaign look
more like an auction than an election;
ahd we are inclined to believe that
the American public Is disposed to
frown upon any such lavish expendi
ture of money to acquire a nomination
or an election for any office unless it
be that of president of the United
States. , If official position is to be
acquired by such means the ; nation
might as well adopt the dollar sign as
the national emblem, write a new con
stitution based on the majesty of mon
ey and place a figure of gold in the
White House. There ought to be sharp
rebuke to the lavish use of money in
American political life; and the time is
just' as opportune now as it svtfr
will be.
Even when John D. Rockefeller
wants something enduring, he comes
to Vermont for. it. His half-million
dollar mausoleum to be completed in
December at Tarrytown, N. ., is be
ing built of Barre granite. Newport
That's the large part of the reason,
neighbor; but it is also reported that
John D. Rockefeller desired to return
to Barre some small portion of the
profits he has taken out of the town.
Fifteen years ago a resident of the
town of Windham (population 261)
remarked that there probably was no
one in his town with money enough
to 'own an automobile. To-day, so
the town scribe says, there are twen
ty-flve automobiles' owned In Wind
ham, or an average of one to every
ten of the population. Tha prophet
of fifteen1 years ago (he's died in the
meantime) would gasp in astonish
ment were he to be permitted to see
the march of progress in little Wind
ham. Windham is in much the tame
position as every, town, village and
hamlet in the entire country; they
can't get along without necessities
(using. that word necessities advised-
According to tha advertising manag
er of a large mail order house in Chi
cago, he receives the newspapers from
nearly ail the country districts of the
United States and when he finds a
newspaper that is but meagrely pat
ronized by he local merchants he .'in
mediately Hoods that territory with
advertising matter of his houe sent
In circular form. As the St. Johns
bury Caledonian points out, the moral
for tha home merchants it to adver
tise more extensively and to keep it
up if they do not care to go up againt
the competition of the big aa... order
houses. It is certain that a hustling,
live trading -nter, made so largely
by advertising, does not offer very al
luring prospect to the mail order
The majority report of the Senate
mi i w vn 'l M urrv aa till rjrvlUQ
on the Ford-Newberry senatorial con
test in Michigan back in 191 ascrU,
among other findings, that "it the
money spent ip behalf of Newberry's
candidacy) was spent without the
knowledge or consent of Truman H.
Newberry, for publicity and for ordi
nary campaign purpoes and eipendi
tures which are perfectly familiar to
every man who hat ben a candidate
frr oCice, and which are generally re
garded as hot Mrj and prop
er." WIiKb aeemt to indicate lLat
Newberry is another of ibt wealthy
ma, or B of weahhy connections,
ho aspire to oflW, are too inefficient
or tno Itir to tviD'lut tbfir etu
pa B is a Tt, tur tie retire
Prices On Monuments.
There has been a great deal of dis
cussion for a long time relating to
the matter of wholesale prices of
monuments and the possibility of
their reduction. Now within the last
sixty days we have learned of a 2o
ner cent cut irom ine ot. woua pro
ducers and within the past month of
another one amounting to 15 per cent
from the Barre district. St. Cloud
open shop manufacturers started the
ball rol ma by reducing waees zo per
cent and passed the saving along to
the retail trade. According to our
understandins the Barre manufacturers
have as yet been unable to reduce the
. ... i i .I
waee, scale so mat uie ouraen oi tncir
reduction in prices must be borne
soley by the manufacturers. One of
the big quarry operators in Barre has
announced that there win be no re
ductjon in price of stock from its
quarries, so that it appeara now as
thoueh at both St. Cloud and Barre
the market has descended to its bot
torn level for some time to come,'nd
it should have the effect of stimulat
ins business. Most retail dealers still
have on hand a large amount of stock
but most of it is of the more expensive
class, while the recent ' demand has
been for monuments of lower price,
The latter class is not held In very
larpe quantities by the average retail
dealer and many or them nave been
in need of replenishment for several
months, but dealers would not buy on
account of the instability of the
market. The recent chanire in the sit
uation ought to give the retail dealer
a chance for argument witn his pros
pective customer and we believe that
will be a crradual upward trend of
business at the wholesale end.
Monumental News.
Vermont Aa a Vacation Resort.
It has been a. prosperous vacation
season for the owners of hotels and
summer cottages in Vermont. The pub
licity bureau of the Green Mountain
state recently made a survey of its
mountain and lake resorts and the re
sult goes far to dispel the idea ' that
the business depression seriously di
minlshed the volume of summer busi
ness. On the contrary, in some in
stances it is reported that this has
been better than the preceding season
Boston Transcript.
It would be interesting to know how
many people have spent the summer in
the various resorts among tae moun
tains and by the lakes of Vermont this
year. The total would without doubt be
surprising. While the state has no nation-wide
attractive spot, like the beach
resort of some other New England lo
calities to which throngs of visitors
flow every year, it has a wide variety
ot ideal places by the mountains and
lakes offering rent and quiet to those
who seek for that rather than for bois
terous and garish outings. In conse
quence, there is scarcely a village or
hamlet which does not entertain dur
ing the summer more or lea visitors
from far and near. Many of them are
the children of old residents, who make
an annual pilgrimage back to the
scenes of childhood, and whose faces
are greeted each returning rear with
smile of welcome from the inhab
itants. Besides these, there is a con
tinually increasing tide of strangers
who are finding unexpected pleasure in
discovering the beauty of this Switzer
land of America. It la not too much to
say, that the ureen Mountain state
stands alone in the New England sis
terhood in its mountain and water
scenery. Not so merged and sublime aa
some, not so wild and primitive as
others, not so full of historical re
miniscence as still others, it ha a
softened beauty, a finished exterior, a
quiet loveliness, a peaceful setting, an
aggregation of attraction unsurpassed.
These are the things which draw the
visitor from abroad, and once having
thrown her spell around him, holds him
here asrainst all out tide appeals. New
port fcxpres and Mandard.
Seaerr Divisions .of New .England.
When the war department completes
it organization of tha reaerve armies
of the United States, nation-wide
mobilization will be a matter of
week, rather than of months or years
Under the direction of Secretary
Weeks, the war department i proceed
ing to organize, in skelteon form the
reserve force throughout the country
and to-day it ha announced in Wash
ington the designations of the various
divisions, corps, and armies, and the
territory aasigned to each unit. The
department's plans rail for three armies
ea h of three, corps and each eorp
in turn, will ronsirt of three division.
These units will be officered from tbe
commissioned personnel of the officer
reserve eorpa, and the enlisted person
nel will come, as far as possible, from
American ntiien wbo have attended
the war department- military train
ing rampa, or who hav had other prc-
viou mil.tarr eervit-e.
New England quota of the organ
ized reserve of the United States
army consist of one army enrpa, the
first, consisting oi three diviona. ,
Maasarhitaetts will prokie the nfftrers
and men of the advent br-sixUi diri-
kb; tonne-tkut and F.Vxie Inland
thf fr the !ntT-fwirth. and New
Hatrriiife, Vermont and Maine thoe
for the ninety-seventh. During those
next few months, the war department
plans to finish the work of assigning
reserve onicers to the various units oi
theso three New England divisions
and on July 1 next it will take up the
worn oi asaemoung me non-wm
missioned and enlisted personnel
For many decades to come, the de
fense of the nation must rest upon the
shoulders of America's citizens soldiers
The regular army to-day and the
national guard are but ! handful in
numbers. In the event of war the re
serve armies must bear the real brunt
of the burden of national defense. The
war department has been quick to rec
ognize this fundamental truth, it ha
with commendable initiative, it hag
laid the time of peace the framework
for an effective national- mobilization.
The reserve armies now in process of
formation constitute a people army.
recruited and officered from the Ameri
can people, and dedicated to their serv
vice. The reserve divisions merit the
fullest measure of public support j and
we feel confident that New England
will yield to no other section of the
United States in the backing she will
give in the coming years to her re
serve divisions the seventy-sixth, the
ninety-fonrth and the ninety-seventh.
Boston Transcript.
A Craft of Skill and Science.
The entering1 classes in the various
school of agriculture show very plain
ly-that the tanner of the future is go
ing to be more or less 'a trained crafts
man. He must be even more than that,
because the farmer of to-day has to
deal, hot only with details of crops,
stock and markets, but is continually
exposed to the hazards of the weather
and the natural deterioration of his
material, or soil, coming inevitably
unless renewed and fortified.
The weather he has not, as yet, been
able to do very much to control or
even ameliorate, but he ha devised
many interesting methods to overcome
the natural handicaps which it imposes
upon him. The arid lands of the west
he has reduced to fertility by irriga
tion. The frost in the apple orchards
he has counteracted by smudges. The
hopelessly dry areas he has made to
produce by mean oi nnely developed
cultivation which conserves toe mots
Here is Vermont, the heavy snows
and periodical rains pretty well dis
pose of' the weather handicap, so that
a more or )ess routine -observation of
fertilization, crop rotation and return
if humus to the soil settles those stir
ring question of the further west.
There are, of course, periodical frosts
and occasional droughts, but the for
mer usually come at times which are
not especially fatal to crop perfection
nd the latter are much less disastrous
wher careful attention has been given
to soil preparation and cultivation. In
brief, the rudiment of careful, intelli
gent farming will often spell success
for the farmer of New England.
Vermont has not yet reached a prac
tical working basis with ber agricul
tural schools and colleges. There is
plenty of good instruction, but o far
most of the trained men hav taken
up the work of instruction, the man
agement of large farm on salary
basis, testing or some of the various
cientiflc outgrowths of the more edu
cational side of the business.
What we want as much a anything
is farmer trained to their business,
not only in the priceless school of ex
perience but also in the scientific lor
which the agricultural schools and col
lege propound. We need young men,
product of our public schools, who
will go on and study scientific agricul
ture in advanced institutions, then re
turn to the home farm and "farm it"
on a practical basis, with such scien
tific knowledge as be can apply to the
home condition.
We think the time has passed when 1
the. practical farmer can safely be con-
temptuou of the schooled farmer. The
former know how things are done
from the way they have always been
done; the latter knows how thing can
perhaps be done better and more prof
itably by applying the research and re
sources of the scientific farm school to
existing conditions.
The "aggie" chool of New lork are
six in number and it is stated that 50
per cent of the entering classes come
from the city. They will have a choice
ot learning dairy farming, crop farm-
ng, stock raising, fruit growing, mar
ket gardening, poultry raising, etc.,
most of them going ultimately, not to
practical farming, but to become milk
inspectors, dairy testers, butter and
cheese maker, teachers, etc. So Ver
mont' problem in getting these grad-1
uates back to actual farming is the
problem of New York and other states.
How shall w induce the young
men to return to the farm and carry
tr family, farm and community tradi
tion, with the added benefit of scien
tific training added 1 That seems to be
the problem of this most diversified
and exacting of craft.
The schools and college can da
something to solve the problem, but it
gets bark, like most of the other.
largely to the individual, .hi environ
ment and the community. Our farm
bureau can do perhaps more than any
other single agency in keeping the
trained boys on the farm and in get
ting the 'boy who are inclined to
stay on the farm to adopt the most
profitable method. Rutland Herald.
Unreasonable Teacher.
When Freddy came home from
school he a crying. "Teacher
whipped me because I was the only
one who could answer a question sh
asked the class," he wailed.
Freddy's mother was both astound
ed and angry. "Ill see the teacher
about thatl What was the question she
ked you!"
She wanted to know who put the
glue in her .ink bottle." Pittsburg
Post. I
What is it?
Watch this
' A Precise Man. ,
Gruff voice (at phone Is Mr. Jones
there T , .
Sweet voice Yea, do you wish to
see him J
Gruff voice See him t My good girl,
this isn't a telesoone, it's a telephone,
Boston Transcript.
Mother' Compromise.
"For a long time Dicky ha been
wanting to take up aviation, but his
mother wouldn't hear of it."
"Then she gave in finally ?'' .
"Yes, on certain conditions. She
made him promise to confine himself
entirely to hydroplanes, so that in case
of accident he'd be sure to fall on
something soft," Boston Transcript.
The Same Thing. 1
Robert came in from school one aft
ernoon wheeling hi bicycle.
Mother was busy getting the tea
but paused for a moment.
"What has happened to your bi
cycle ?" she inquired.
"Oh," said Robert, "the tire ia punc
tiisted." "
"You mean punctured, my boy," said
his mother.
"Well, at any rate," said Robert with
conviction, "I came to a full etop,"-
Edinburgh Scotsman. '
Walk Over Delivers
Good Style
' Whatever notions you may have
about style, it takes just a moment's
notice to recognize in these English
Brogues the superiorities that have
given Walk-Over front rank aa
designers of men's shoes.
In Black or Tan Scotch Grain.
Price, $10.00
I 7S M
Boot Shop
Did you ever notice that the name
was stamped on the bottom of every
piece of Dartmouth Chocolates?
it's your assurance of real pleasure
the satisfaction of that deep crav
ing for good sweets.
We're having a run this week on the i
Verd .loot Bitter Sreets
Old English, ' Verd Mont Ice
Cream, Verd Mont Peppermints,
Verd Mont Maple Coconut every
one of them your kind of choco-
lates. Please drop in.
C. IV. Long, IVaitsfield, VI.
V ft 5) A
B3 1
At the time of Edward
IV; 1461-1483, men .
took such pride in
shirts of fine white
linen that sleeves of
the "cote" were
slashed, simply to dis
play the shirt, the
slashes sometimes be
ing laced across.
In those picturesque
times a courtier paid
four times the price
that you pay - to-day
for a fine shirt.
To-day evening dress
shirts from $1.50 to
$8.00. ;
Shirts for business in
fine woven madras
from $2.00 to $4.50.
A special line at $1.65.
For one day, Satur
5 dozen IDE fast col
or fancy Shirts, $1.65
Guaranteed fast color,,
and full regular sizes,
I412 to 16y2. See them
in our window. -
The Principal
. The Savings Bank is FOR THOSE ESPECIAL
THEIR PRINCIPAL. It does not pay as high
a rate of interest as some business enterprises, be
cause its main object i3 security. Yet all the while
your principal lie's in the Savings Bank it is earn
ing something, it i3 growing and not dwindling.
Your account is solicited regardless of size.
Banking by mail given special attention.
Quarry Savings Bank
and Trust Co.
Barre. Vermont
Ben A. Jtaatmn, E. J. M. Jones, W. O. Reynolds,
, 3. M. Boutwell, B. W. Hooker, E. L. Boott,
' - - ' H. F. Cutler
BEN A. EASTMAX, President.
H. J. VL JONES, Vhse-rresident.
' C M. WILLEY, Trestaiurnr.
yr --.- iT-.M.r .
F. H. Rogers &
Company :
Vermont Mutual
Fire Insurance Company.'
of MontpeUer, Vt '
Preminm Notes in Force. . . .$12,282,751.00
Cash Assets $300,000.00
Insurance in Force . ..$123,121,771.00
Policies written under Mutual or P&id-Up Plan at
actual cost no profit
Consider this fact when placing your AutomobD
Fire Insurance
If 70a are seeking Insurance, see our Local Agent
; McAllister & Kent
Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange t i
In Fancv Boxes
1 lb., 3 ozs. of the finest
Chocolates, Saturday
and Sunday Special
60c value per lb . . .49c
MarchettFs Fruit Store
On the Square
The wage earner is a wage slave only when he has
nothing but his wages,, spends them all, lives from
hand to mouth and lays nothing by. Put a little of
every week's wages in this bank, and you will start on
the road to independence. 1
The' First National Bank
of Montpelier
Member Federal Reserve System
These dark mornings you will appreciate one of
the Eveready Flashlights, and will consider them
one of the handiest things you "ever purchased. If
you already own one bring it in and have it refilled.
Barre Electric Co.
Telephone 98
- f ' -
Monfpelier Electric Co.
TeL 26
-For Vour Electric WanUV
Savings Bank
and Trust Co.
Montpelicr, Vf
Capital Surplus and Un
divided Profits, $220,000
4 P. C. on Savings
Deposits .
2 P. C on Commer
cial Deposits
All taxes paid by bank.
Depository of City of
Montpelier and State of
B. nxrr-s TOLHOLM.
ntunc n. smith. Ta
It is nice to have a friend you can always rely on in
sickness or trouble; one who is always ready to give the
assistance you need.
This friend you can have and should have it is
"ready money" which you can have when you want and
NEED it.
Thewivto have this welcome friend is to open an
account in our Bank and REGULARLY add to your bal
ance. It will grow and grow and oe a sure Triena in
time of need.
Come in.
, We will welcome you.
John Trow. Will . Whitcomb. Frank' F. Care,
James T. S'.-urion, J. Ward Carver, Chas. H. WisharL

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