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Now Uit Is Really "it."
Isit is now Some Town. It has half
as niaiiy Itelined Caucasians as the
City Directory Attributes to it. It has
q 11 the Xlodern improvements and they
art" Just as Unsatisfactory as Else
where. It has a Surfeit of Culture and
van toll an Oil l'ltiuling from a Can of
Sardines; Its People, read Joseph us
"mid the SU Uesl Sellers; It Lias After
noon Teas and enjoys Sponge Cake
with Clinkers in it. It has a Chautau
qua everytime some Idle l'arlor Enter
tainers want some Coin. It has a Na
tional Ball Team Capering Over the
Green each Spring eating their Heads
Off at the town's expense. It has a
tine collection of Punk Dollars and is
ready to Absorb some State Fair Ios
ttles at one dollar-per. It gives the
Lofty Tip to every kind of Money Ex
tractor, from cripples with I'asteboards
to Write-Up Men from the Northern
Capers who Come Down Each Winter
to Save the Country from the Demni
llon IJowwown. It sends Vnudeville
Artists traveling1 over the Country by
auto, by canoe and shoe leather to Ad
vertlse the place. The Board of Trade
haa a large ami Influential Membership
of noupaying members aud a larger
Islt i-4 now famed.
It has all the' Other Towns' in its
Class hanging their Chins Over Tomb
stones weeping their hearts out.
It lui li.-m l'.-ided to a Fnrethcf-well.
lis sloi.ui Is' "Isit iOO'.OM by' 1020.'". V'
MOHA f The town makes the tow
YOUR BRONCHIAL TUBES
When a cokl settles in the bronchial
tubes, with that weakening'; tickling
cotigh,' immediate treatment is very
important. The breath seems shorter
because of mucous obstructions; usu
ally f e ve r i s p re se i i t , vou r he i'a d In rs w i t h'
every cough aud your chest may ache.
Jin is is no nine ioi c.xpciiiiiciiunij ui
delay vou must tret Scott's Emulsion
at once, to drive out the cold uhiclv
started the trouble, and it will theck
the cough by aiding the healing pro
cess of the enfeebled membranes.
f vou have any symptoms of bron
chilis, or even a stubborn cold, always
remember that Scott's Emulsion has
been relieving this trouble for forty
years. J t is lree trom alcohol or drugs.
Kef use substitutes.
Scott it BowucWoosnficH. N.J. ' 15-25
On AU Electrical Wor tr
W. J. LENNON
Henry S. Goodall, M.D.
Pisy.tlclau and Sargeott
632 MAIN &T.
Office Hours 1 to 3 arid 7 to 8 P,
and by appolnment.
Sunday ' by appointment Telephone
News of the Town and Village Told
Briefly for Busy Readers
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Burton were
ChristmaB guests of." their daughter
Archie Stewart of' the soldiers'
home -went Friday to Rutland to visit
relatives over Christmas.
Miss Mary Maguire of South street
left Saturday morning to visit at her
former home in Salem.
Mrs. Carrie Goldsmith of Boston is
visiting her mother, Mrs. John 11.
Warren of School street.
Little Miss Cleo Liovett has return
ed from a several weeks ( stay with
Mrs. I.ovett's mother in Brandon,
Mrs. Maud J. Gregg of Albany arriv
ed Friday evening to pass Christmas
with her mother, Mrs. William JO.
Clifford Aldrieh of Rotterdam Junc
tion Was at the homo of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Aldrlch, over
Mrs. John C. RIehters of Syracuse
is at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George F. Graves, for the
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick D. Burt and
daughter of Pittsflcld, former resi
dents, were Christmas guests of
Charles T. nurt.
Hiram Hall, one of the veterans at
the sol(lier' Jionio ;went': Friday to
Sliaftsburjv to pass , Christmas at the
home of a daughter.'
Mr. , and Mrs. Leonard H. Godfrey
of Springfield, Mass., are. the guests
of Mrs. Godfrey's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J, II. Livingston.
Mr. and Mrs, John , T. Kelly of
Troy were In town over Sunday, the
guests of Mrs. Kelly's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Davenport.
The recently organized Bennington
basketball team will play the Blis
Business eollege five at North Adams
on the evening of January 23.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peake of Pow-
nal and granddaughter, Miss Julia El-
well, were Christmas day guests -of
Mr .and Mrs. William Frost.
Mr. and Mrs. Herry P. Hudson and
little daughter of Schenectady arrived
Saturday evening at the home of Mr.
Hudson's father, C. L. Hudson, . .
and Mrs- James-W. Martin of
Pittsfield aro at tho home or Mrs.
Martin's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles TL Pdtter; for a holiday visit.
('"Word has been received of the
death of Mrs. James . Harwood of
Long Meadow, Mass-.' Mrs. Harwood
former!' -was M i-s Kffie ' 'FJw'fcll 'of
liomiiugton. Her. -.friends here will be
deeply' grieved to hear of her death.
iMIss Gladys Pauley ' is at.. .home
from -the University of Vermont jut
Burlington for the Christmas vaca
tion. She is substituting at the Eve
ning Banner oIIice. for the bookkeeper
Miss Eda Waldron who is passing
(he holidays in New York.
The death of the year old ;son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shults oT'JIath
KL Y,, occurred recently . in jBui'fa lb.
N. V, where the child was under tho
care of a specialist. Mrs. Shult3 was
formerly Miss Rena Wood of this
town. She ha3 the sympathly of
many friends in her sad bereavement,
Bronson Mattison on Friday attend
ed tho funeral of his brother, James
Mattison who died Tuesday at his
home in Greenwich. Tho deceased
was a native of Shaftsbury, but had
passed a larger portion of his life in
Arlington. He was 71 years old. The
family survivors are a widow to
whom he was married 44 years ago,
a brother, Bronson Mattison of this
village, and two sisters living in Il
linois and Connecticut.
But for the illness of K S. Cassel-
man of Dorset, the fish cultnrist who
is acting for State Fish and Game
Commissioner Titcomb in the matter,
work on the sub-station at the Duck
pond in Shaftsbury would have begun
last week. It is the intention of the
commissioner to install between 50
and GO tanks with the necessary build
ings, which will he of a temporary
nature, for the purpose of testing the
water before any permanent" struc
ture is planned.
The annual turkey dinner with all
the fixings was served at the Vermont
soldiers" homo on Christmas day.
This year Superintendent Hanuon
made a change in the program. Tho
dinner was served in tho main din
ning room and the superintendent
and his family, tho employes and the
old vets including as many as pos
sible of the invalids In the hospitals
were gathered about the tables. Hur
ley's orchestra of seven pieces were
present and after the dluncr the
cigars were passed and a smoker con
cert was given.
Warwick S. Carpenter, the publlci
ty man for the New York conserva
tion commission, arrived here Friday
and returned this morning to Albany.
Mr. Garpenler stated that the quarter
of,uioose meat which he secured from
a friend in New Brunswick had been
carefully frozen and packed in ice and
that the date for the moose dinner
for the Bennington County Forest,
Fish and Game association had been
fixed for Thursday evening, January
fi. Following the dinner Mr. Carpen
ter proposes to show some moving
picture reelR depicting the vork that
is being done by the commission in
tho rearing of trout and other game
fish. The annual meeting of the as
sociation with the election of officers
will also bo held the same evening.
Vermont's Long Trail.
All Outdoors Calls It Enjoyable
Walking Trip. .
The following appears In the Janu
ary number of All Outdoors:.
A skyline trail from. Massachusetts
to Canada is the uniquu project of
the Green Mountain club. The Green
Mountain range extends throughout
the entire length of Vermont, dividing
the state into an eastern Vermont,
and a western Vermont, and making
a pedestrian's paradise. If there is
any walking trip that is more ecjoy
ablo than following the winding val
leys which lead from the Connecticut
river to the main range and then
over the mountain'' to the New York
border, it is tramping the Long
Trail" on the heights of the Green
Mountains and enjoying commanding
views of tho White Mountains aud
The Green Mountain club was or
ganized in !!)10 to create this evident
ly predestined trail along the heights
of the Green Mountains. The mem
bers are grouped in sections or chap
ters, each of which has in charge a
special region with its problems of
making trails, erecting shelters, and
extending fraternal hospitality to the
increasing number of mountain lov
ers who are discovering the Green
mountains. The trail has been made
from the Massachusetts line to Strat
ton mountain, and from Killington
peak to the village of Johnson in the
valley of the Lamoille river.
"When the "Long Trail" is complct
ed, it will be nearly 250 miles in ex
tent, winding in and out at its climbs
peak after ;peak of the Green moun
tain range, a3 it decends Into passes
and notches which form the most
beautiful and most characteristic fea
tures of Vermont scenery.
Readily approached on foot or by
automobile from stations of the
railroads in the Connecticut and
Champlain valleys, the "Long Trail"
offers during the same or successive
seasons opportunities for a series of
little journeys .each with a (listinc.
tiye interest and charm. For each
region has some master mountain
with a personality of its own; Stral-
ton mountain with echoes of Daniel
Webster's eloquence from back In the
forties; Killington with lorty spire
like peak; Mount Horrid with fantas
tic with a trinity of summits;- the
Lion, which resembles lion camel
sphinx, as you will; Mount Mansfield
with ponderous granito face eternally
staring at the sky.
There are increasing facilities
along are route for the .accommoda
tion of tlione who walk' "Tho Long
Trail." The Bennington section of
tho Green Mountain club has recently
built a camp in "Hell Hollow.': Deer's
Leap tea house, on the northern slope
of Killington, this coming season will
furnish men Is, as well as tent accom
modations for all who desire tj slay
over night. i
Several open camps have been, built
by the Vermont forestry service and
rhT Green Mountain club along the
trail "north 'of Killington. There is a
amp en the summit of the Lion, a
hptel.on Mount Mansfield,, a . club
house In Nebraska notch. During this
last season two college men enter
tained parties of autoists and tramp
ers at a lumber camp in Smugglers
notch, a "parlor car lumber camp"
long noted for Its neatness and clean
ness, and good food.
The Green mountains are becomliif
more and more popular with the
Green mountain boys and with those
who are so unfortunate as not to have
been born in ' tho Green Mountain
state. The "Long Trail" has been
used for practice marches by parties
from the ermont National Guard.
The Appalachian club within the last
few years has brought several excur
sions intrt the Green mountain. The
Dartmouth Outing club makes an an
nual winter trip on skiis and snow
shoes In tiie Mansfield-Lion moun
tains accessible and enjoyable in Jan
uary as well as in June. Now, as
never before, Vermonters are at
homo in their mountains, and are eag
er to greet there all lovers of the
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FARM WELLS AND POLLUTION.
Clean Water an Important Considera
tion on Every Farm.
Treparod by United States department of
Perhaps the most important consid
eration in connection with the farm
water supply is to get clean water. It
has often been considered that clear
tvater was clean water and that clean
water must be clear. Neither one of
the.'-e conditions is necessarily true.
Water may be vilely polluted and at
the name time bo beautifully clear and
sparkling. It may be clear and yet
contain the invisible and deadly germs
of typhoid fever or other intestinal
f In TTTItU
i t "V
OIp TiJIU Fi:vt wi-xl.
disorders, it may also contain com
siderable poisonous matters in solu
t ion. A polluted water supply is evi
dence of tlx existence of bad sanitary
conditions, which it' is of the utmost
importance to remedy. On the other
hand, many waters that are not., clear
caunot be j regarded, as unclean-uor
their use prejudicial to health. Many
surface waters have u .kivenish - or
brownish tint from vegetable stains,
and mineral waiers frequently impart
more or less color to spring and ground
waters. In some eases suili waters
instead of proving harmful to health
have proved lo be decidedly bejiefkial.
With the, growth of population and
development of industries there is pro
gressive pollution of streams, so that
in the more . thickly . settled regions
streams not already contaminated or
subject t) pollution are very rare. Sur
face water supplies from small streams
should never be used for household
purposes unless no other supply Is
available. In tho event that it must
be lwcd such water should be clear
nml should be thoroughly boiled.
The well is the most commonly used
source of farm water supply. It may
be a shallow dug or driven well or a
deep dug or bored well. It may be
said, however, that the .majority of
shallow dim wells on farms where con
tatuinatlou is present are contaminated
The government sanitary engineer
offers the following practical sugges
tions for keeping different typos of
wells, especially shallow wells, from
Obviously the logical first step in se
curing a clean well water .supply on th'
farm or anywhere cine, is lo remove ull
the sources! of possible contamination.
Among the worst of these are the open
privy vault, the leaching cesspool and
b.u'nyard filth. A well in ordinary per
vious soil located lower than and with
in a hundred feet of any of these N al
most certain to be polluted. Kven
though the well is located on higher
ground than these sources of contami
nation, heavy pumping or dry weather
may so lower tho ground water level
(hat it will rea. h the one of contami
nation and thus pollute the well. It is
evident, therefore, that the open privy
vault and leaching cesspool should be
discarded and a sewage purification
system or at least a sanitary privy be
used iusieail. Sewage, garbage, ma
il tire or other waste should never be
dumped into sinks or fissures and most
certainly never into old abandoned
wells. An old well used for this pur
pose is very likely to communicate di
rectly wish the water bearing stratum
from which other wells In the imme
diate vicinity draw their supply. Slops
or waste water should never be thrown
out of the back door or window on lo
the ground. If the pigs and chickens
must tun at large they should at least
be kept away from the weil. A box
built around (he pump and filled with
manure in winter Is an extremely un
safe way to iirevent the pump from
Concrete manure pits, impervious
floors and water tight drains are desir
able features for farm buildings. If
these are beyond the farmer's purse
the manure pile should be placed n safe
distance away from the well.
The well itself should bo located as
high as possible with respect to build
ings, stock pens and chicken yards cad
ns far a way from all sources of con
tamination as eonveulence and local
surroundings will permit
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The New Year holds to you a gold.:n op
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