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THE BltATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 191G
Poasiter Flour at wholesale has already advanced about $1.50 a barrel. Today the retail price stands lower than the wholesale. We should advise the consumer to buy immediate ly from their regular source j of supply, and save at least $2.00 per barrel over the prospective winter price. E. CROSBY & CO. Published Every Evening Kxcept Sunday at the American Building Annex. Alain Street. Brattleboro. Vermont. Address All Communications to Tbt Reformer. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Single Coplea Two Cent One Week Twelve Cent One Month Fifty Cent One Year Flv Dollar Entered In the pontofflce at Brattle boro, aa second class matter. The Reformer Telephone Number 1 127 fur Buslnes Office and Editorial Rooms TO ADVERTISERS. Transient advertising Run of paper 10 cents an Inch fur flrar In.orti,,, oi cents an Inch for each subsequent in'ser nun. j.ui.ilcu epa.ee on nrst page at double rates. tpace rates on application, t'iassified advertisements Flv cents a line lirst insprtinn with kc r,. discount for each subsequent Insertion wunuui cnance 01 copy. Reading Notices Ten cents per line first insertion with 50 per cent discoun for each subsequent Insertion without change of copy. Position 10 per cent extra. TODAY ! PrincessTheatre PRESENTS Blanche Sweet AND Thomas Meighan THE PARAMOUNT FRODUCTION HieSotirers The story of the eternal conflict between the Kunsian secret police and the league of Revolutionists. AND Billie Burke -IN- The Fourth Kpinnde of Gloria's Romance The Social Voitex Matinee 2.30 Evening 7.1"-8.43 Admission Adults 10c Children 5c TOMORROW TRIANGLE DAY Dorothy Gish and Wallace Reid in the Triangle Feature Drama Old Heidelberg AND Joe Jackson in the Triangle Feature Comedy Gypsy Joe Music by Leitsinger's Orchestra in Evening TO SUBSCRIBERS. It Is the aim of the management tn securs efficient service In the delivery of the paper each night, and it solicits the co-operation of subscribers to that end. rroir.pt reports should be given of each failure to receive the paper on the morning following the oinlsshm, in per son. by telephone or postal card, thus enabling the cause of the error to be promptly and accurately discovered and me proper remedy immediately applied. It Is only by this method that the pub Usher can secure the desired service. Member of the Associated Press. Ths Reformer is on ale every evening Hf nit: nujuwing newj aeaiera; Brattleboro, Uratt.eboro News Co. Park 1'ruC Stor. ('. W. PleavaliiTiA T-k i:. I'utlrr - . (Kfteyville), Brooks 1 1 iiiftr i na: mni-y . West Brattltboro, J. L. Etockwell. East Dummerstcn, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batcheldsr. Townshend, C. W. Cutler. West Townshend, C. H. Grout Jamaica, H. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. II. Tyler. South Vernon, K. B. Buffum. West Chesterfield, N. H., Mrs. W Streeter. Hinsdale, N. H., W. II. Lyman. Bellows Falls, Vt., Pepot Restaurant I'ort' iliTin Bertolinn, K. C.Winnewisser. Windsor, Vt., Windsor Restaurant TIiri.'sliAY, Al'ClST ::. I'.Ui'. Willi j r i' i' .niuiiiul 7 :i hu.-ht l V( -hall .-.inn be i';il!ir. on Saturday nio,f. !Vr a mikiII sirloin of liean-. Whore arc the town rcjiri'M'iitat iv ra n.liilato .' Tin- lime is fast approarh when through the ;i ima i it s nomi nation will lie :na le fur ra mlMat.es to l.e ufe.l t i in November. U'.i-ia will y.ui more out of tin !jie:,t (iriiilict than any other nation li fart it is the country that has atu- i loji.'ieM wane the war is 111 pi... Lies-. Prohibition lias caused tht ".reatc-t change, and this lias Keen sup plemented by the forced development of new industries. Tin' Manchester I'nion. the leadiii" newspaper of New Hampshire, is right there with the hemes in its issue of ! August 2, when one of the features if its editorial pa ye is "The Harden er's ' ah ndar for .lime.'' Almost as up to date as the merchant who used to advertise sleigh In lis in duly ami grass seed in danuarv. listed in the work which Mrs. John 13. Chase has organized and directed with remarkable success. The boys and girls of Lyndonville sold over 3,000 worth of maple sugar products last spring, and this is only one of many branches of productive work in which thev are euirag ed. For many years King Sin; was notori ous as about the worst penal institution man could be committed to. tlreat rogress in the direction of treating the men like human beings who have gone wrong instead of beasts that need con finement and harsh treatment, has been made by Warden Osborne and Dr. Kirschwav. One of the first improve ments Mr. Osborne expects to introduce, now that lie lias been reinstated as head of the institution, is the examination of L'very prisoner by an expert in mental liseases, in order to ascertain what spe cial treatment is required to remove the criminal tendency. The Rockefeller Foundation is to finance the experiment. This looks like another step in the recognition ot the lact that prisons should be schools of citizenship rather than schools of crime. ADVICE CONCERNING EPIDEMIC. Health Officer Says Children Should Ee Kept Scattered. Fditor of The Reformer: In view of the fact that infantile paralysis is spreading and appearing in new places nearlv overv ilnv a fW words of caution and advice to par ents ami others in charge of children cannot he amiss. As it is thought the germ of the disease can be carried by jx-ople who are not themselves alllicted with it. nit rents should not -illow i.ir children to go to moving picture shows sociaiues, picnics, church services, Sun day school, or any other public gather in jr. Children should be kent s,.;itter..l as much as possible, and to do this it can he no great hardship tor children to be kept at home until the epidemic is cnecKoi. L. R 'HA I'M AX Windham, An-. 3 Health Ollicer. PROFIT IN INSURANCE. War Risk Bureau Has Earned Over Two Million Dollars. WASHINGTON, Aug. :!. Over $--(HiOUilO in profits have been earned l.v the federal war risk insurance bureau, according to an announcement made bv Secretary of the Treasurv AlcAdoo. Tht bureau has been in existence one vear and 11 months. It will exi.ire bv limi tation on September 2 next, aiid Mr. McAdoo expressed the hope that con gress would see tit to extend the life of the bureau until the present European war is over. The secretary's official statement said: "Secretary McAdoo made public a .summary or the operations of the bu reau of war risk insurance which, with a protit ot more than 2 .oiio.ooo to t)i federal jrovernment in less than two years, lias been of incalculable benefit to the business of the country, affording war risk insurance where it was uiiob tainalde from other sources, or obtain able at hiih and prohibitiT rates, am greatly intlueiuing war risk insurance rates generally to a reasonable am equitable basis. 'Froni September 2, 1014, the date or its establishment, to .July l'.tlo the liureau issued 1. ...!) nolicies cover ing a total amount of $l.'SS!:.,,:i) on American cargoes and ships carrving non-contraband goods all over th world." , " J Nil Mil' , -.Msy-tSl IIII.IIIMIIIIIH - !i, 'v. J m-- ' m i iii mini b iii urn i in, i We call for your family washing. We wash all your clothes. iron all of your flat pieces. We iry the remaining pieces. We return your wash promptly. We charge for all this only 3 cents per jound, provided your wash weighs 25 pounds or over. If you have not already received one of our new family wash lists, call for on at once, as yoa cannot afford to have your washing dono elsewhere. Washing taken Xtcnday returned by Wednesday. Washings taken Tuesday returned by Thursday, ashinjrs taken later than Tuesday, returned at our convenience. Brattleboro Steam Laundry W. K. BPAEKE, Prop. Phone 72 S Flt It. The showers of Monday brought re lief to wide sections by clearing away the pall of smoke from the great forest (ires in Canada, which had made rath er depressing weather conditions several days. The change in temperature was welcome, and there is hope that this sec tion will not produce another such ex tended period of excessive heat and hu mid it v. A strike of biii.oiin members of four brotherhoods who are employed in the operating of -J-J."! railroads of the coun try would be a national calamity. The public at large would suffer more than the companies or the railroad me.i. The threatening condition calls attentio.i again to the .iced of soaio form of com pulsory arbitration when the tie-up of public utilities is imminent. The states which have sent no troops to the Mexican border are West j Virginia, North Carolina, South Caro I lina, Ceorgia. Florida, Alabama, Miss issippi. Tennessee and Kentucky. These states are hundred of miles nearer the Rio 'irande than the New England states and they are the part of the country that has received special con sideration from the administration. The answer undoubtedly is that they were not prepared. SCOTT FARM E. C. TENNEY, Manager PURE VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP Blue Ribbon Guernsey Butter VISITORS WELCOME AT ALL TIMES TEL.227-Y Ladies' and Gent's Clothes Repaired, Cleaned and Pressed Ideal Dry Cleaning Co. (1 ELLIOT STREET. BRATTLEBORO Tel S63-M Parisian MeUiod According to the latest computa tion. Kussia lias captured a total of :;.")i ,i ii u prisoners during the present offensive movement against the Teu tonic allies. Taking these figures as a basis for their computation, Russian oiliiers estimate the Teutonic losses in that campaign so far as being close to uo.uihi. The calculation is reasonable, and it gives some idea of the wearing away process to which the Cerman and Austrian armies are being subjected o:i all the fronts. K. L. Tngalls. state club leader of the Vermont college of agriculture, states that there are over 4,000 bovs and girls in the stf.te carrying on some definite club -work, and over L',000 are enrolled in clubs. This sounds encouraging,' but the showing is not large considering the important work being done at Lyndoiu ille, where all of the 1,00 school children are eu- WESTMINSTER WEST. The Ladies Aid societv met Thins day for supper with Mrs. Frank liar low. Hazel Townsend of Putney was i guest this week at Mrs. .Jerome Holder's-. Mis. Harry Sparks and little daugh ter, .Myrtle, ot lownsliend are visit in her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hoi den. Miss Carrie Houghton of Springfield Mass., is spending a two weeks' vaea tion with her parents, Mr. and Mrs JSert Houghton. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 1). Way of Hartford. Conn., came Saturdav in their automobile to visit Mr. and Mrs Seymour Minard. Hugh Houghton, who lias been work ing for Harrow & Akin in Putnev since school closed, has returned honu for the remainder of the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Houghton and fainilv of Burlington and Mrs. Donne and daughter of Springfield (Vt.) were guests lnesday ot Mrs. Walte Harlow, coming in their automobile. Mr. and Mrs,. Frank Sawyer and babv of Pes Moines, Iowa, who are visiting in WaJpole, N. IL, and Miss Margaret and Miss Sarah Wright of Westminster were guests one dav last week of their aunt, Mrs. Walter liar low, coming in an automobile. Mrs. (Jeorge Campbell, wlio was vis iting here from Schenectad v, N. Y was called to Xewburch, New York last week Mondav because of the seri ous illness of her mother. Mr. Cami bell, who remained here, received word of hor death and went to Newbiirgh murstiav. I neir manv iriemis here ex tend sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Camp bell in their bereavement. The memliers of the baseball nine will give a farcical trial entitled The Croat Pumpkin Case of duff ve. Muff at the town hall next Friday eveuin" August 11. There will Je tiiano ami violin solos also readings bv Orac Harlow of . Cambridge, Mass. After the play there will be a sale of ice cream and cake and home made candv. Tiie proceeds will be used toward payin the expenses of the baseball team. WEST HALIFAX. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooke of Urattle- horo were at his fathers Sunday. Mrs. Brings, housekeeper for Judji Worden, is very ill and under the doctor care. Mr. and Mrs. Olney Croshier of Shel burne 1-alls were at her father's. Jud IWorden's, Sunday. -Mrs. -iaiile I'ratt ot Somerville, Mass and Mis. W. E. Piatt were at 1). 1) Pratt's the first of the week. ARRANGING AN ECONOMICAL VACATION WtU 0LO.16l 17007) (PONT WOMVW' IfLlW Jj f0 fTwr . E J0HH r.TTHE V POLITICAL ADVERTISING. POLITICAL ADVERTISING. iCofiyriKlit.) MoQrd.LRanit ! Of "shoes-and' ships ' - -and sealing max -of cabbages -kins BILLIARDS Billiards is a pleasing substitute for the two-mile run which has uractical- y the same eft'ect upon the legs, caus ing them to droop wearily toward the southwest and wabble in their orbit like a shootinir star. It is a verv es-of neanntui torm ot exercise, and is pccially recommended for the use exhausted business men wlio are t ins; to work in enoiiiih ambition rv-to tacKie t lie lawn mower. There was a time when billiards was looked upon by the clergy as a snare of the devil, but. since it has been intro- luced to the V. M. '. A.s and the par lors of the church it is considered no more harmful than the annual raffle for the pipe-orean fund. Some mothers uid fathers go so far as to sav that thev would rather have their bovs idav billiards in the i-liun h than in some basement pool hall with a blind id" in nnection, thus establishing proof of the doctrine of total depravitv. If very church in the country had a bil iard room for its bovs. presided over bv one of the brethern who at some time or other was a foui -teen-carat bov himstff, there would be fewer poker lines running at full blast in the lum ber yards and along the river banks of our small towns. Billiaids is played by poking ivory balls around on a table and trying to making them connect with one eye screwed into an nuonizinc souint. There is only one kind of physical exercise which calls more muscles of the body info play than billiards, and that is sawing wood, but owing to the scarcity of cord wood men are driven to play ing billiards. Most men would prefer to saw a cord of wood before breakfast and their wives would prefer to have them, but our standing timber is too precious to be thus wasted. While science helps a man tn plav billiards, it is not positively necessary. A rangy, muscular player who has horseshoes bulging tout of both hip pockets and enjoys a stand-in with Providence is more dangerous to meet than a fat man who is on roller skates for the first time. Thousands of men are playing billiards every day, when they ought to be shooting craps for a living. Billiards is like the patent medicine which is per cent alcohol it is all right except when used as a beverage. The man who learns how to gallop around a billiard table for an hour and then remembers that he has a busi ness to look after will have something to leave hi family besides sad regrets and a mortgaged future. Protected by The Adnms Newspaper Service B4DDY'S WQm m 0 MARY GRAHAM BONNER FAIRYLAND BALL. "For days around this Ball I am going to tell you about," commenced Dmldy, "there was talk of nothing else in Fairyland. The little Elves would meet the Brownies and would ask thorn if they had their costumes all ready for the big event. The Fairies would meet the Butterflies and ask them if tliey were getting ready for the Party. For the Butterflies had Jieen invited, and the Party was being given by the Fairy Queen. "The Fairy Queen had told all her Guests that they could ask each other If they were getting ready for the Party, but they must not ask what anyone's costume was to be for there were to be any number of surprise at this Ball. "The Fairy Queen sat on a throne made of bright pink Phlox and her gown was of bright pink, too. Her wand was of silver and pink, and her wings matched, of course. "Opposite the Fairy Queen was a "tand made of Moss and tall Ferns. But there didn't seem to be a sign of They Got Marvelous Presents Out of the Bag. anyone on the stand. As the Guests began to come in they all wondered what it was for. " 'Take your Partners for the first Dance,' cried the Fairy Queen. "And then the Ferns on the Moss stand began to move, and right out in the front of the stand stepped the Fairy Ybab with her orchestra of Fai ries and little Wood Creatures. They were all dressed in gowns of Ferns, and the Fairy Ybab waved a long, big Fern for the others to keep time by. "But I must tell you about the cos tumes, for ther were so beautiful. The Brownies all came wearing little suits of green and tall green hats. Every- j one was so surprised to see them in j j?roen for, of course, they seldom wear any color but their favorite brown. j "The Elves w ore costumes made of j pine needles, and they made almost j the greatest impression of all. The; Fairies wore every color you can pos- j sibly think of, so Fairyland was ablaze; with color. "Last of all came the Butterflies in their very, very best. And you know the best suits and dresses of the But terflies are about as handsome as any you can find. ! "They all danced for a very long time until at last the Fairy Queen called out. 'Supper is ready, and we're going to have it around the Throne. Come gather around!' "All the Guests hurried to the Fairy Queen's Throne but before they had a chance to get there all of a sud den what should they see before them but tables countless tables which were nothing else but the Toadstool family who had lent themselves for the occasion. "Around the tables all the Elves and Brownies, and Fairies sat on still smaller Toadstools which made excel lent seats. The Butterflies sat on the Tables where they were not the least scrap in the way, and they liked to flitter forth from one Toadstool to an other and taste the different Flowers, the Fairy Queen had scattered about. "Y'es, there was delicious Flower honey for the Butterflies, and every time they flew from one Toadstool to another the Fairy Queen would wave her wand and fresh Flowers would fall down just like a storm of Flowers. "For dessert the Butterflies had won derful honey from Wild ltoses. And the rest of the guests had all the goodies they wanted but at the very end of the Supper, the Fairy Queen said : "'Xow for the Grab Bag!' "Just then an enormous black Bird flew down, carrying a bag many times larger than he was, and after dropping it in a corner of the wooded grove, he flew about over it, blowing and puffing for all be was worth. The Bag seemed to get bigger every minute. "'Enough!' said the Fairy Queen and the black Bird stopped blowing into the Bag, and flew over to a saucer of Worms and a dish of fresh Watei the Fairy Queen had ready for hlir behind her throne. "Then she waved her wand and tolc all her Guests to try for the grab bag Such fun as they all had, and they got marvelous presents out of the Bag For the Butterflies there were Baskets made of Flowers holding very rart honey which was the biggest surprise of all." Before laying the blame on another, It is well to question ourselves as to our own share of responsibility for what has gone wTouar. Vermonters Resent Outside Interferences With Sena torial Situation! In an unsigned advertisement, Senator Page devotes a large amount of space to something that SPEAKKR CHAMP CLARK said at a NATIONAL PRESS CLUP. P.ANOL'ET. Air. Clark is the Democratic speaker of a Democratic house of representatives, and in 1!F2 was candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. In another large advertisement, similarly unsigned. Senator Page gives valuable space to an article which ap peared in the POSTON WEEKLY P.LLLET1N OF LEATHER AND SHOE NEWS some time ago. This pulJication is closely identified with THE LEATHER AND SHOE TRUST and its articles are pub lished on a strictly business basis. In the same manner, a diligent friend of Senator Page in Montpelicr publishes a letter received from SENATOR HENRY CAP.OT LODGE, which refers in a courteous but extremely cautious manner to .the service of Vermont's junior senator in the national senate. WHY SHOULD -THE OPINIONS OF CHAMP CLARK INFLUENCE THE DECISION OF VER MONT VOTERS AS TO THE PEST MAN TO REP RESENT THEM IN THE UNITED STATES SEN ATE? WHAT I IAS THE N YTTONAL SHOE AND LEATHER TRUST To DO WITH VERMONT POLI TICS? SINCE WHEN HAS IT PECOME NECESSARY FOR VERMONTERS TO CO OUTSIDE THE STATE AND FIND OUT WHAT SENATOR LODGE WANTS THEM TO DO IN RELATION TO ELECTING A UNITED STATES SENATOR? The history of all political contests in Vermont has been that THE INTERFERENCE OF OUTSIDERS with the particular special affairs of the state HAS P.EEN DEEPLY RESENTED. How do Vermonters like the idea of having their sen ators selected by men and forces outside the Mate, -uch as Champ Clark, democratic leader ? The Shoe and Leather Trust? Henry Cabot Lodge ? The history of Vermont radiates with examples of in dependence. Since the days of Ethan Allen, Vermonters have conducted their own public affairs according to their own lights. ARE WE TO TAKE OUR OPINIONS FR( M MIS SOURI. FROM THE SHOE AND LEATHER TRUST, FROM MASSACHUSETTS. OR WILL WE FORM OUR OWN? What Vermonters want to know is WHAT SENA TOR PAGE HAS DONE TO ENTITLE HIM TO RE ELECTION. WILL SJiWITOR PACR AXSWER or will Champ Clark, or Henry Cabot Lodge, or the Shoe and Leather trust answer for him? Thousands of people in Vermont desire to know what Senator Page has stood for and what he has created in the way of progressive constructive legislation the eight years he has been a senator. Will Mr. Page Answer? The Allen M. Fletcher Senatorial Club NORTIIFIELD, VERMONT EVERY FAMILY IN THIS ADVANCED AGE OF- SANITATION SHOULD HAVE Paper Drinking (Dups WE ARE HEADQUARTERS. One especially nice package for home use is five cups in a sealed package retails for 5c. See them in our window. WILFRED F. ROOT Pharmacist Truss Fitter For Sale Cheap At the High School Building SECOND-HAND SCHOOL DESKS AND SEATS of various sizes. Apply to S. P. EAMES, 21 Crove St. "THE ORDINARY INDIVIDUAL not only has nothing put away for hU lid lut ho has not hint; iut avar for week after nt-xt." Kmtownwnts save a ii. I protect. Insure while iasur alle. National Life Jn.s.. Co of Yjt (Mutual.) - -ALBERT C. LAIRD, Spe cial Agent, 8 Crosby Block. Spirella Corsets Mrs. . F, Mixer, 'Phone 383 107 Western Ave., BrtttUboro, Vt.