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THE MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, MIDDLEBURY, VT.
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NATURE KEEPS HER SECRET
icmlsts Have Never Been Able to
Satltfactorlly Determlne the Com
posltlon of Woad.
Woad, with whlch the anclcnt Brlt
ons used to staln theraselves, ls grown
ln that part of Lincolnshlre, Kngland,
whlch nbounds wlth dykes and wlnd
BlllB, and along the borders of Cam
brldgeshlre. If alluwed to go to seed
the woad weed often grows to three
and four feet ln helght and has a pret
ty yellow flower.
The flrst crop of tender green shoots
li plcked in July or August, and during
the harve.st men and women are to be
eeen creeplng along the llelds on tlielr
hands and knees all day long.
The shoots are put into large wick
er baskets and sent to a factory, of
whlch there are three or four in that
part of tlie country. When they arrlve
they are squashed into pulp and al
lowed to ferraent. Later they are niade
Into balls und dried.
Tliese balls reniain drying for sev
eral weeks and are then broken into
pleces and stlrred for a lengthy period.
JDventunlly they produce a coarse, pow
derlike substance, deep bluc In rolor.
Lastly the powder ls dainieil, stored
ln vats and sold to dyers and manti
facturers of wooleiis and other articles
The endurlng blue of the pollce
man's unlform is obtained frmn woad,
and, thougli It is an oxpenslve dye ut
the outset, It ls the ehenpest in the
fhemists have trled hard to fathoin
tlils secret of nature, htit without suc
cess; and It ls doubtful If the Industry
would cinitlnue to oxNt but for the of
flclal deslre to procure uniforiiis thut
are durable and of fast color.
HAS RULED FROM BEGINNING
That Japanese Royal Famlly Has No
Name ln Proof of Assertlon Long
In the peaceftil and lsolated com
munlty it ls probahle that at first no
famlly hud any speoial Hne of occupa
tlon to follow. It was when the com
inunlly hud matle progress that
dlvislon of labor wn Introduced. It is
clear from mnny myths that fninil.v
names ln .lapan were taken from tlie
ccupations followed. When many
fanillles came to follow the saine c
cnpation then the necesslty arose for
gtvlng dlstlnctive names to the dif
ferent fainilles. Of the rullng fainily,
however, there was only one, and as it
had no occupitlon as other famllles
dld it hadno name. Nor was there
any occaslon for glving It a dlstlnctive
name; It sufficed to rnl! it hy an hon
orlflc name. It was and ls only when
a member of the imperlal famlly sets
op a branch famlly that a dlstlnctive
name ls given.
Japan furnishes the solltary ln
otance where the rullng famlly has no
famlly name. ln Englund, Italy, Hol
land and other eountrles those who
already had fainily names acciuired in
lluence and aseended to the throne.
That the .Tapanese rullng family has
no name ls a clear proof of the con
tentlon that Japan has been ruled hy
the saine fainily from the beglnning.
Had there been any revoluthm nt any
tlnie ln the hlMory of Japan that Is
to say, had the flrst rullng fainily
been supplunted by anotber the pres
tnt iinperlnl house would have a nume
of Its own. Chlcngo Journal.
Sea Lions Invade a Lighthouse.
The keeper of Itrlde's island lipht.
below Cnpe Flattery, has appealed to
the federul authorities in Taconiu for
weapons and help. No Mioiier does he
open his door than sea llons foree
thelr way Into the houe und inake
free with his posM-olons. At nlght
they surround the place. harklng for
fidmlttanre, nntli sleep is impossible.
One blg fellow amuses hlmself by
cllmblng the exterlor steiis to the
llght, to plunge hcadlnng Into the sea.
To klll one would only attract more,
for the smell of putrefylng mcat Is
t,n lrreslstible itttraetlon. Scieiitiflc
Invents "Ideal'1 Explosive.
A Minnesota Inventor has com
pounded an explosive which has dem
on&trated remarkable qualitles ln rc
cent experlinents. While appearing to
have great dlsruptlve powers if closely
conflned, as In a shell or drlll hole, lt
can be exploded only by means of a
blastlng cap or electrlc detonator. It
ls reported to glve off no noxlous
fumes, that lt wlll not explode when
heated to 212 degrees Fahrenhelt, that
lt wlll not freeze, and that lt cannot
be accldentally exploded by shock.
MICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL
-THERE VJWO WAKIYQ nt3
mYERMEW THE FAMOOS MCVIE
WHAT HE EXPECTED OF WIFE
Qlrl'a Attltud Seems Unreasonabla
When Theae Few Small Things
Were All He Wanted.
Beanty. Punctuallty. Sweet temper.
And that she should be sound asleep
when he came ln.
And that he should not be questloned
regardlng the hour when he rettirned
from poker parties.
Nor that she should make any com
ments regardlng the strangeness of the
fact that lt was necessary to have on
lon Bandwlches at poker parties.
And that she should spend such eve
nlngs as he played poker or stayed
downtown or went to stng dlnners wlth
frlends of the feininlne sex.
That she should nlwnys umlorstnnd
that his fllrtatlons were too mlld for
any uncalled jealousy on her part.
That lt was qulte a dirferent thing
for u nmn to be forglven than for a
And that he wouliln't have his wlfe
make a fool of hlm as some wives he
knew mnde of thelr husbands.
Wlth tliese clear understandlngs at
the start he knew that she would be
very happy wlth hlm, for he would
make her an ldeal husband.
Iiut he had been a little too previ
ous. She saw now why two other wives
had dlvorced hlm.
And she saved time by refuslng to
marry hlml llary Graham llonner ln
MADE A HIT WITH STUDENTS
"Cafeteria Work" Was Somethlng
Whlch Evldently Had the Approval
of the Entlre Body.
A new school for boys ln Terre
Haute, Ind., ls a yery modern vocatlon
al school, wlth band equlpment, blg
athletlc park and cafeterlu. And the
new students were much Impressed by
On the flrst day of school one of the
new fellows watched a last year stu
dent nmke out his program, and it
read: "Shop work, wood work, cherai
cal laboratory work and forge work."
He studied lt a little while and be
gan wrltlng. And this is wliat he
rote: "Band work, athletlc work,"
and then he hesitated, studied for a
long time and liiiished, "cafeteria
Before be could get any further the
old student, having seen the progrum,
selzed it for exhlblt, and lt went on
record as the mobt popular program of
Electrlcity and Bullete.
At u rltle meeting In Swit.erlaud it
was dlscovered that the steel-jucketed
bullets of the lnarksmen were swerved
from their course by the lnllueuce of
leh'graph and telephone wlvvi runulng
almigide the range. says the Washing
ton Star. Kxpt'Wiiieiit.s were then
made at Thuu by placing four steel
eables parallel with tlie range and
about -10 yurds dlMnnt from lt und
-endlug u curivnt of 8,000 volts
tliroiigh them. Tlie el'fect, it ls said,
was to turn the bullets so far from
iheir course tlitit the devlatlon
anionnted to 24 yanls on a range of
Mi) yardi. The bulletx on being taken
from the targets were found to be
niau'iietized. Next, on an artlllery
range of U.00O yurds the electro-niag-netic
iutluence was generated 200
yards in front of the targets and -10
ynnN to one ide. The projeetlle
were swerved M degrees I'rom a
A Doubtful Hit.
One Mter ln this ICvansville fainily
ls a newspuper repnrti'r and the other
a school teucher. And the little teach-t-r
is iiiuch given to borrowiug her sis
ter's elothes. The good-natured re
porter usually doesn't object, but the
other day she felt her sister hud gone
too far when she wore her new sllk
dress and fall hat to school. She told
her so, too.
"Iiut I had heard the school board
would be at the tuiihllng today," the
teaeher exrused herself, "and I want
ed to make a hlt wlth them."
"I bet you dld." came buck the dry
retort, "for the all nearly went wlld
about thnt dres when I wore It to
the school bonrd iiiceiing last nlght."
Smoklng In Church.
Smoking ls common in South Aroer
lcan churches. A visltor to Peru re
cords tiiat at a church In Llma he no
tlced one of the congregutlon enjoylng
a dgar during a servlce, while through
an opeu door he ciuight u gllmpse of a
blshop, in full epNcopal robes, Indulg
lng in tlie saint' luxury.
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other nations while the United States
is training its armed forces in any fu
ttire conflicts. G. L. Folbre, of Dallas,
adjutant of the Texas department, al
so drew the attention of the Legion
men to thq fact that untrained troops
were sent to the front line during the
"While serving at the front with the
:i2nd division, I transferred men to re
placement troops and saw them g(i in
to the front line trcnches and shot
down when they could have protected
themselves had they been trained cvtn
in the use of rifles," Mr. Folbre said.
"Many of these men had been drafted
into scrviee between six weeks and two
months before they were rushed into
The views of the Texas iLegion offi
cial were supported by Austin A. Pet
erson, Wibconsin adjutant, who urged
the adjutants "to realize the serious
ness of the prcparcdncss situation at
this time, particularly in view of the
ever-increasing danger of the Turkish
and Near East question."
Other Legion speakers urged the ad
jutants to encourage voluntary enlist
ment in thhe Army in their states and
to advocate military training on a
larger scale in the high sehools, cu!
leges, tmiversities, and physical train
ing in the grade sehools. It was as
serted that the enlistcd strength of the
regular United States Army at this
time is even below the latest figure set
Legion Team Loses
In the first basketball game of the
season the Medical Detacliment five
defeated the Rutland Legion team at
the annory by the score of 21 to 23,
Christmas day. It was one of the
most exciting games seen on a Rutland
court for some time and the referee
blew his whistle for the end. The
Legion led at the end of the first pe
riod by the score of 8 to 3, but the
Medics came back strong in the sec
ond period and had the better of a 13
to 10 score. They maintained their
lead in the third period. The Legion
made a 'strong Ind in the fourth period
)Ut the best they could do was to comc
withiu a single point of the winners
score. . Woods, fonner T. C. A. star,
was a member of the winning quintet
and his work was the feature of the
game. Time after time he took the
liall down the court and tossed it into
the loop for a twin marker. Chase
and Tower played a good guarding
game for the Legion and on numiirous
occasions they broke up the passwork
of their opponents when it appeared
that the "doctors" were going to score
The Rev. Mr. Irons, formerly of
Hardwick, will preach at the Congre
gational churcli Sunday as a candidate.
A new feature couneeted with Christ
mas was introduced by several young
people, who drove about town on
Christmas eve and sang Christmas
carols. This was greatly appreciated
by all who were fortunate enough to
PEST HARD TO DISCOURAGE
Plowetd, Unlvenal Nulsanee, Has
Been Known to Drivo Amateur
Gardener to Profanity.
A plgweed ls both an lrreslstible
foree and an Inimovable body, hlend
ed into one und working overtiine.
I'igweeiW don't ask unythlng of any
body. They don't oeed to. Even
Dame Nature turned round and went
invay as soon as she'd Introduced hlm.
Uoolcs on gardenlng dismlss hlm wlth
a Jaunty dlrectlon to "Keep the weeds
down." But you cim't ostraclze a plg
weed that way.
A plgweed begins maklng trouule
the mlnute he shows above ground.
I never saw a plgweed that could look
more like more klnds of young plants.
You ean't tell by pulling 'em up, for
the plgweed has a long, thln red root,
but pulling up little llower and vege
table plants by mlstake dlseouruges
em, even if you admlt your error and
apologize. And, on the other hand, it
does not hurt the plgweed. Just let
hlm He on the ground, and his roots
curl Into It and he goes on growlng
as lf nothlng had happened. If you
mash one Into the ground wlth your
heel, you just glve bim a better start
All they ask is to be near enough
the ground to see it. I brought some
Into the house and put them on the
window-slll, where they could see out
by nihing up a Im, uml 1 1 :y grnw.
You ci.uld ioek tln'iti up in n lo-et.
und it our hands were oiled when
you handled 'em, they'd get enough
nourisliiiient to live on.
The only sure way to get rid of one
is to can hlm and burn tlie can.
There are now approximatelv I fHVl
bulTaloes in the United Staes and 6,000
By Gurlcs Sughr6c
j suovj a unrue.
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Earl I'eck is visiting in Pennsyl-
Waltcr K'ingsley recently visited rel-
atives in Bristol.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sawyer had a
dinner party Christmas Day.
Mortimer Roscoe is at home . from
Middlebury College for the holidays.
iLevi Sturtevant and family spent
Christmas with his parents in Wey
bridge. Smith Rosc has purchased a Dodge
car. His family spent Christmas in
Miss Nita Osborne is spending the
school vacation with her parents in
Edward Uana is spending a few
days in Waltham with his uncle, Wil
Mrs. Paul Bearor has returncd from
caring for a patient in Richmond the
past three weeks.
Mark Peck returned Tuesday after
spending Christmas with his son,
Gcorge, in Rutland.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Dana attended
the funeral of their cousin, Horace
Pavne ,in Bridport.
There was a good attcndance at the
rhri'tmas tree exercises at the church
last Sattirday evening.
Mrs. Moses Wiilson, Marvin and
Juanita Wilson spent Christmas in
Burlington with reJatives.
The Christian Endeavor Society
sang Christmas Carols to the "shut
ins" last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and Mrs.
George Coates were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. II. Leonard Christmas
F. R. Barrows is at home from Sea
side Heights, New Jersey, for the holi
davs at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freeman and
daughter, Norma, of Burlington spent
Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Partch and family.
The drama last Friday presented by
the Junior elass was a great success.
About $35.00 were cleared. Mrs. C. S.
Dana directed the play.
Fred Conant and wife entertained
Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Conant, Carroll
Landon and family, Miss Laura Mead
and Mrs. Hannah Barnum Christmas
Lticius Barrows of New York City
and Miss Mary Barrows of Deep
River, Conn., have been with their
sister, Mrs. Mary Barrows, for a few
Mrs. Frank Darrah of Morgantown,
West Virginia, is here to see his
inother, Nlrs. Ilenrietta Piirinton, who
has been very ill at her rooms at the
Mrs. M. J. Landon, Miss Landon, R.
D. Landon and family, and Mt. and
Mrs. F. L Shackett were entertained
bv Miss Alicc Hayward and Joseph
Hayward of Addison Christmas Day
' There was a reunion of the Partch
family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.
M. Partch on Christmas Day Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Partch, Miss Pauline Partch, Robert
Partch, Howard Winslow, wife and
two children of West Rutland, Mr.
and Mrs. W. II. Partch, Miss Hazel
Partch, Rayraond Partch, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Freeman and daughter,
Norma, and Cecil Partch of Burlington
and Miss Anna L. Partch of Burling
ton. The following miisic was rendered at
the church last Sunday moruing: Or
gan Voluntary, Pastoral Symphony
from the Messiah, Mrs. Charlotte
Shackett ; Doxology with Ilallelujah
Chorus, Gloria; Hymn, Hark the Her
ald Ansrels Sing; Anthem, "Glory to
God in the Highest"; Response, Ladies'
Ouartette, "Christmas Ilyinn"; Snlo,
Christmas, Miss Beatrice Reuedict:
Hymn, Augels from the Realm of
Glory; Postlude. I'nfold Ye Portals
from the Redemption.
MUD PACKS FREE ON BEACH
"Cure" That Costs Nothing It One of
the Attractions at Famous
Mud packs, whlch cost $2 aplece at
beauty parlora, and whlch enjoy con-
I slderable fame as wrlnkle eradleators
I and skln beautlflers among the fair
seir, may be had for notliing at Coney
Island, writes a New York correspond
ent of the Plttsburgh Dlspatch. Whlch
explains the amazlng Mght oftered
vlsltors to thc baach, when 800 bathers
appeared ln mnd masks, thelr faces
coated with blnck and yellow clay.
The mud for the masks was obtalned
where contractors an? workli'g on the
new Coney Island boardwalk. Sand
from sand suckers ls belng piimped
to bulld the new bench, plpes a foot In
diaineter throwing up clay, mud and
water. The clay ls caught as it comes
from tlie plpes and applb'd to the
fiiee, wlii-re i( hunh'lN Into a bhn'k
mass. The bathers then lle on the
sand In the sun, In order to get tlie
full effect of the "cure."
Wonderful Power of Love.
So long as we love, we serve. So
long as we are loved by others, I
would almost say. we nre Indispensa
ble; and no mnn Is useless while he
has a frlend. Robert Louls Stefenson.
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'T'HE Christmas holidays aie over, and we are now offering the latest in Cor-
respondence Cards and small note paper with which to acknowledge those
beautiful gifts. Started off the first of the week with a fine line of New Vtw's J
and "Thank You" cards but they are going very rapidly. i
In order to help you out on the expense, we are offering
1 LB. CASCADE LINEN PAPER (approx. 90 sheetsi and
FIFTY ENVELOPES TO MATCH for 4c
Wishing vou all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year
H. M. LOUTHOOD
44-46 Main Street
IF YOU ARE HAVING A NEW YEAR'S PARTY AT HOME,
LET US COOK AND DEL1VER YOUR DINNER.
Cca time Zmm
Justlce Abcve Afl.
If the thing is unjuirt, tbou hast not
oucceeded thongh bonflres blazed from
Dortli to south and bells rang and the
Just thing lny trampled out of slght
to all mortal eyes n seemlngly abol
lBhed; and annlhllateu thing. Bx-change.
iiXeLu ukn aoAe. hwv9el.f
Meals at any time
Reallilng an ldeal
.Who says poets never reallte tbaii
ldeals? Maxwell Anderom hffl
bought n waterfall 25 feet high up h
Rockland countv and every si'nris
he slts in the pearly pool at its foo
and lets the Hackensack ri.er pou
over hlm. New York Kvening orlt
He Overdoes the "Dignity" Stuff
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