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The EVENING CALEDONIAN Established Weekly 18 J7 Dally 1911 ' Published Dally, except Sunday, at Eastern Avenue and Mala Street, Bt. JohrfHbury, Vermont, by The W. D. Pelley Publishing Company, lnft. V. p. Pelley, President- Arthur F. Stone, Vice President; Wallace H. Gilpin, Secretary and Treasurer. HY MAI Li $4.00 a year In advance: Six Months, $2.00; Three Months, 11.00. Delivered by carrier, GOc per Month, $5.00 p'er xear. MEMBERS OP Til K ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of All news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights ot republication of special . dispatches herein is also reserved. THE PEOPLE'S SONG Jlev. Jacob Long in the Milwaukee Journal Peace seemed assured the world wide o'er, And wars were doomed to rage no more, When Germany, without just cause, Defying treaties and the laws, .Who months before, our friendship claimed And all the while at treachery aimed, As pirates struck in fiendish glee With submarine hid in the sea And sank the Lusitania where None came the innocent to spare! When foes, grown bold, rapine would wreak On Belgium's maids and wives, and weak, Defensele ss, hopeless ones of France, The nations roused them from their trance. Columbia, as in days gone by, Her eagle swooping from the sky, Awoke to crush where'er they be The minions of autocracy. And where proud royalty lies dead To plant democracy instead! Then cease your clamoring, ye who prate Of peril to our country's fate! Our valianf lads by millions throng. To meet the foes and right the wrong. We've never failed, yet will not brag, But passing on beneath our flag In answer to the bugle's call. , If some of us in battle fall "Tis for humanity and God That our best blood has drenched the sod. The Best Investment The tests of a good investment are safety and an adequate return. United States Liberty Bonds offer both. No nation has so great natural resources at its command to secure its liabilities. We are the creditor nation of the world, and practically all the other leading nations are our debtors, so that back of our bonds stand not only our own great ma terial resources on this continent, but in a large measure the obligations of the other sticng nations of the world, whose financial promises have always been met. If 4 per cent for money deposited in a savings bank of lim ited capital is considered a safe in vestment and sufficient return to in duce thousands daily to invest their money in that manner, can there be any question that money loaned the United States at 4i per cent consti- j tutes a vastly safer investment and gives such an adequate return as should induce us to put our money into the Liberty Loan? But it is not alone in a pecuniary sense that Liberty Bonds are the best investment. We are receiving a larger return than mere money. Our fathers laid great stress upon three things as' being essential to the wel fare of mankind, viz.: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Ger many and her associates count these things as' naught. From the first inception of the war, which they de liberately brought into existence, they have ruthlessly taken life, have made liberty in lands under their con trol a by-word and a mockery, and have caused the pursuit of happiness to be of less meaning than a by-gone dream. If Germany were successful, our property would be destroyed, our lands taken, our money seized, our women ravaged, or children starved, and all the other abominations that Satanic ingenuity could conceive would be practiced upon us. We in vest our money to prevent these things, and surely if we received no other return, the defeat of such in famy would be ample. Self-preser- yation, it is said, is the first law of nature. We are practicing it when we invest our money to defeat Prus sian autocracy, whose aim is the sub jugation of all peoples, and whose envious eyes had long ago marked us as an early victim. We get in return for our invest ment the increased safety and the greater likelihood of the return, of our boys who are fighting for us, by supplying them with food, clothing, and ammunition necessary to enable them to do their work with the mini mum of danger; we get a return of men, women and children saved from a life worse than death; we get a return of houses and lands restored to those fiom whom they were un lawfully taken; we get a return in the succor of the wounded, the rescue of the sick, the feeding of the starving; we get a return in the knowledge that we are doing God's work in the world, which we are taught to believe lays up treasure for the future life. In God's name, what other invest ment ever yielded such returns? Some of us have little money, others have more, but none has so little he can afford to miss a chance to participate in the best investment in the world today. If we can't all fight en the battlefield for our country, we at least want to be able to say when our country called on us for money to fight our battles, to give the world the freedom for which our forefathers fought and died, we made some sacrifice and did what we coUld. Here's to the success of the Fourth Liberty Loan. The author of today's poem on our editorial page was a former well known pastor at North Danville, now living in Milwaukee. It rings true. Senator William P. Dillingham missed a golden opportunity to please a whole lot of his constituents and a large number of Vermont women by persistently refusing to the lasla ito support the suffrage amendment. This is not the first time that the Senator has voted on vital questions against the desires and urgent requests of his consti tuents. PRESS COMMENT The B. to B. Railroad They won't be running trains on the Berlin to Bagdad railroad, after all. The outlook for the -excursion business . is very black in Germany. Indeed, the Teuton as a tripper will soon be a rare bird. He used to be a ubiquitous nuisance. New York Herald. Entirely without Principle Arthur Brisbane, for many years Hearst's right hand man and the highest salaried editor in America, is a broken idol. He became the agent of big brewers in purchasing the Washington." Brilliancy without prin might have a mouthpiece "to fight the battle of the liquor traffic under the snaaow oi tne aome oi tne oapitoi m Washington. Brilliancy without prin ciple cannot win lasting success. Bellows Falls Times. The Prince of Wales The bearing of the prince of Wales all through the war has won him the admiration, respect, and affection of where the British peoples, here and over seas. We need not enlarge upon this, for every one knows that to say say so is no courtly form of words. The prince will go to the oversea countries of the empire -when the time comes with the unique ad vantage of having seen with his own eyes the shining qualities revealed during the ultimate test of character of the races that make up .the em pire. He will go, too, for his own instruction and enlightenment, as the king said frankly of himself last year when he foreshadowed his visit. London Times Must Not Relax The recent triumphs of allied arms, however glorious and encouraging in themselves, must not be misinterpret ed. The war is not over and an im mediate victory is not assured. The great danger and it is a danger is that Americans will relax their ef forts, especially their vigilance in food economy. It is imperative that strict conservation of all food must be rigidly maintained as long as the war lasts. There are now about 1,750,000 American troops in Europe and by next summer it is intended to have 3,500,000. This means that vast quantities of food supplies must be shipped from America in ever in creasing quantities until "It is over over there." Vermont people have responded en thusiastically to the requests of the United States food administration and now the government issues a warning that there be no slacking up of the conservation measures. A relaxing of vigilance will mean a longer struggle and longer casual ty list; a persistent adherence in economy of all food supplies willja able the allies to continue a vigorous prosecution of the war until the great cause of Democracy shall have been won. There is no prospect of a proper ending of the war before the cam paign of thes ummer'of 1919. Food is ammunition and America is the last food resource. Brattleboro Re former. It Pays to Stick A Kansas editor complains - that "nobody sticks" in these times of plenty of jobs for all. The state ment is too sweeping, but there is truth in it. A good many do not "stick" who ought to do so., They ought, in the first place, to cultivate the habit of sticking. Some day jobs may not be so common, and it will surprise some of the wandering ones to find that they have not learned enough about any one trade to make them valuable to any empolyer. The young man who is doing one thing today and another the day after to morrow is overlooking the chance to establish himself in a career and he is breeding in himself the spirit of dis- satisfaction which will make it hard for him to be happy in all the years to come. Nothing can be said against quitting one job for a better one; ambition ought to be encour aged; but the worker ought to assure himself that the change is for the better and not merely for the sake of change. Employers nowadays know how great is the loss to industry re sulting from mere aimlessnes$. Portland Oregonian. When "Flu" Strikes You The victorious advance of the "flu" represents the most successful drive that any epidemic has made in this war. It bids fair to sweep around the world, causing vast devastation before it runs out. It is not a "deadly" disease, but it has dangerous potentialities. It may kill a person who happens to be much below normal health when it hits him. It may weaken a well person so that more perilous ailments find him an easy prey. It spreads from person to person in much the same way as a common cold. Doctors give the following advice : Avoid exposing yourself know ingly. Keep well nourished and com fortably clothed and try not to let yourself get over tired. Under any circumstances, if the "flu" strikes you go to bed and call a physician and then stay in bed until the fever has subsided. North Adams Herald. The Right Kind of Russians A dispatch from Archangel, report ing the arrival of American troops there, adds the interesting informa tion that "many of them speak the Russian language fluently." Our troops abroad have shown themselves very versatile, but a knowledge of languages has not been one of their strong points. Apparently those sent to Archangel include a number of Russian immigrants who are now going to help place their bid coun try on its feet. Their patriotism shines brightly in contrast with that of Trotzky et al., who, after being well treated in the United States, went back to Russia to malign this nation and drag the Muscovites down to ruin. Philadelphia Record. SAVE PASTEBOARD BOXES They Are Going to Be Scarce Before the War is Over Save your pasteboard boxes. They are going to be scarce after this coming season. The commercial travelers from the big concerns of Boston and New York, who take in Manchester on to them upon their returning the the news gently to the retail dealers of the city. In view of the shortage of paper, and, moreover, of the lack of men working in the cardboard fac tories, the Government has caused to be issued a broadcast order that all the goods shipped from the manu facturer to- the wholesaler or the jobber and from them to the re tailer and the consumer be as much as possible done up in wrapping pap er, rather than in cardboard boxes. Due allowance is made, of course, for the goods already on hand and which were the products of the last season's shops. But it is to be ex pected that from New Year's on the pasteboard boxes will be considered as a thing of luxury. For some time already the thin wooden boards on which were wound the linen-silk, velvet and cloths of every description have been done away with, and some pasteboard planks substituted for them. It is to be assumed that soon wire winding forms will take the place of them all. The user of those forms will be charged for them at so much per dozen, and due remittance to be made to them upon thenr returning the winders to their furnishers. Man chester Mirror and American. Wm. Cook & Sons says we are pleased to state we con sider RAT-SNAP is without doubt the finest rat and mouse extermina tor we have ever used. It does all you claim and more too. Four sizes, 25c, 50c, $1.00 and $3.00. Sold by Charles A. Searles & Co., and Arthur E. Smith, St. Johnsbury, Vt., J. H. Goodrich, Barnet, Vt. North "American Moose. The moose is the largest living rep resentative of the deer family, and Is found in North America. The elk la native of northern Europe and is con sidered by many zoologists to be the same species, except that it Is smaller. A. full grown moose may be six and one-half to seven feet tall at the shoul der and weigh 1,000 to 1,500 pounds. On account of endurance and strength the 'moose Is frequently symbolic, per sons of unusual power being said to bf i "As strong as touU moose." VERMONT NEWS ..There were 12 commitments to the house of correction at Rutland dur ing September. Edward Leclair was found dead in his rooms at Barre, supposedly of gas poisoning. .. Three thousand persons at the Bel lows Falls station saw the war relics train, Saturday. . The funeral of Carl Mooney, who died at Gettysburg, was held Sunday at his lale home in Fair. Haven. Elvin Coburn of East Charleston died at Camp Devens last week of pneumonia, following: influenza. He went to camp September 4. Miss H. E. Blanche Gibson, for nearly 40 years an employe at the Brattleboro retreat and since 1883 the matron there, died last week. The joint centenary observance and Sunday school training confer ence for the Burlington district of the Methodist churches is to be held Thursday and Friday at Rutland. Gebra Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Graves of Bennington, has been promoted to be a corporal and ap pointed clerk of Co. I, 57th pioneer infantry. The regiment has been mov ed from Spartanburg to Camp Mer ritt,. N. J. Because of the quarantine against Spanish influenza, the annual conven tion of the Vermont Teachers' asso ciation will not be held in Montpelier on October 9, 10 and 11 as originally planned. The next date set is Nov ember 7, 8 and 9. Miss Alice M. Cronk of Winches ter, N. H., who graduated from the Brattleboro Memorial hospital in 1916, has written Brattleboro friends announcing her safe arrival overseas. She is a member of the army nurses' corps and trained at Camp Devens. News was; received in Waterbury Sunday that Betram Michae, Burke, who was born in Duxbury, April 14, 1890, the sor-. of Mr. and Mrs. Mi chael and Mary Hayes Burke, died Saturday at Camp Devens of Span ish influenza. He enlisted last spring from Franklin, N. H. Miss Beatrice McNamara, for 15 years a table girl in the Junction House, fell from a hotel stairway and sustained a triple break of her right leg. Following a call by Dr. Dean S. Drake, she was hurried to the Marv Hitchcock hospital at Hanover, N. H. Among the 72 men "who were re cently transferred from the St. Paul, Minn., aviation mechanics training school to the Rockwell aviation field near San Diego, Cal., was Nelson Hitchcock, formerly an employe of the Bennington garage, they all be ing graduates of the St. Paul school. Mrs. James Hunter and son, Ken neth, of Bennington, have gone to New York with the expectation of seeing Mr. Hunter before he sails for overseas duty. Mr. Hunter, who was formerly a Bennington tailor, is a member of the 57th pioneers, which has been stationed at Spartanburg, S. C. Oh account of the prevalence of in fluenza the Brattleboro board of health, including the selectmen and Dr. Henry Tucker, held a conference and decided to close all schools and moving picture theaters for one week, and to prohibit the churches from holding any services until after next Sunday. Miss Mabel E. Belden, the 13-year-old daughter of Deputy Sheriff and Mrs'. D. E. Belden, of Benson, is de serving of much credit as one of the fastest drivers in the war savings stamp drive. During the campaign in Benson, when stamps to the value of over $1,400 were sold, Miss Bel den's toed sales amounted to $1,206. 85, and she has over $400 more pledges. Bellows Falls has not had very good success with woman employees on its streo trailway. Two women have been hired, the first one getting married after' working a few weeks and the second, Mrs. Allen Colovois, aged 17 years, is alleged to have eloped with John R. Ryan, aged 34. She left a- husband and he a wife. The couple were traced to Greenfield, Mass., it is said, but there the trail was lost. M. L. Park, of Vergennes, who is employed in the Norton gristmill, has received news of the death of his- son-in-law, Pvt. Harvey Atwood, Fri day at Camp Devens, from Spanish influenza followed by pneumonia. He was 28 ye-re. old. Private Atwood was married last June to the daugh ter of Mr. rnd Mrs. Park. The body will be taken to Lincoln for burial. Dr. J. S. Hill of Bellows Falls, lo cal health officer, .and H. H. Ray, chairman of the board of selectmen, have ordered all public gatherins dis continued. No schools or theatres and morning. No schools or theatres and all church services next Sunday are forbidden. The order is precaution ary as there are only ten or a dozen cases of influenza and only two at all severe. The epidemic in the nearby towns f of Chester, Springfield and Brattleboro effected the decision. SHOOT THE LEVER INTO HIGH for the FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN AND DOWN GOES THE HUN. DON'T HOLD OUT ON UNCLE SAM. HE HELPED YOU GET ALL YOU'VE GOT. Bay, Bay, Bay. Yoa'II be Happier and Wiser. I Let's plant a SOLAR PLEXUS PUNCH And ELIMINATE the KAISER. DON'T "PIKE;" PLUNGE! Pat yoar last dollar into the FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN. IT'S THE BEST BET-YOU EVER MADE IN YOUR LIFE. BECAUSE YOU CAN'T LOSE There's nothing so mean in all the world as A STINGY MAN.' AMERICANS ARE NOT STINGY. That's what makes these United States the GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD. AMERICANS ARE KNOWN AROUND THE GLOBE AS THE BEST SPENDERS ON EARTH. SO GO TO IT. LIVE UP TO OUR REPUTATION. PUT YOUR MIND ON UNCLE SAM'S FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN, AND LET'S PUT IT OVER WITH A BANG. A BANG THAT WILL ECHO 'ROUND THE WORLD. . A BANG THAT WILL BE THE DEATH KNELL OF KAISER BILL AND HIS HORDE OF MURDERING HUNS. NOW, THEN: EVERYBODY, ALL TOGETHER BUY, BUY, BUY. (THAT'S ME. Liberty-Loan-f ally yoars, Reports received by Mrs. Edward Curtis Smith, state chairman of the women's committee for the Fourth Liberty Lean, to date show a total of $182,900 n subscriptions taken by the women in seven towns and cities. This is divided as follows: Franklin county, East Berkshire, St. Albans city, Sheldor- and Swanton, $120,350; Orleans county, Barton and Newport, $37,050; Washington, Northfield Falls, $24,500. Second Lieutenant Edmund P. Howe of Bennington, has been com missioned first lieutenant and made adjutant of Company K, 57th Pion eers. Howe was one of several non commissioned officers who were pro moted from the ranks after an ex amination and now the three highest in the examination, of whom Howe was one, are made first lieutenants. Since the size of the companies has been increased to 250 men each com-j pany has an adjutant. This Country Now Produces Indigo Made From Coal Tar Indigo is now being made from coal tar in this country. At Midland, Mich., 1,000 pounds of 20 per cent paste are produced daily, reports Popular Science Monthly. All the tariff bills of this -nation, commencing with the tariff of March 3, 1883, and including the tariff of October 3, 1913, placed Indigo on the free list. Not until Sep tember 9, 1916, was a bill passed put ting a duty on it. It was the first schedule that braved the anger of the German dyemakers. Can With Corn .Sirup, Says Department of Agriculture Corn sirup may be used in canning and in making jellies, jams and mar malades and fruit butters. Varying amounts of corn sirup are used with sugar. The sirup gives a modified fla vor to products so it should be tried out in small quantities at first to suit the family taste. It combines mo-t satisfactorily with strong flavored fruits such as pineapple and cherries. The amount used must be determined by the kind of fruit and the strength of the sirup. OUR WANT ADS PAY 7 1 tir Uncle Sam wants you to lend money. You came across on ,'First, Second and Third Liberty Loan. NOW This Space Subscribed to Winning the War by LOUGEE & SMYTHE Grow Bier Cross, The natural fertility is taken away by growing crop3 yearly. Restore it by using New England Fertilizers natural plant foods BONE, BLOOD, MEAT and high grade chemicals. They act quickly and their effect is lasting. Write for booklet, "Forceful Facts for Farmers," or get it from our dealer NEW ENGLAND FERTILIZER CO., Boston, Mass. Branch of Ooniolidated Kenderlni: Co. USE OUR CLASSIFIED COLUMN iiiiiJiM JhL Paint Now with this convenient all-lead paint The newest form of the oldest paint made of pure white-lead, ready fof the painter's brush. Gives a weather proof," elastic coat which wears down slowly and evenly no dan gerous or costly burning off neces sary when a new coat is applied. Dutch Boy Flat Wall Paint is con venient, ready-mixed white-lead for interior walls. The painter using this material produces a soft, dull-finished surface, which washes like porcelain. Easily tinted any color you want. Manufactured by NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY Stafford & Stevens, him some more the run for the Enricb the Soil St. Johnsbury, Vt.