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Mrs. Charles Walker.
Mr. Diaries VulkT. T"t, died Tucndav,
April :ti, niter II tcv day' illnc with
'ii.-iiii..iti,i. Mm- wax t lie only child of
tli hilt (irorjje 11 inl (iuia Avrcs of
I o it f ton. ii n nearly nil Jut life w as
"' iit in that (own on a farm a few mile
from this i I lit ;. Mi win a member of
tin- ( orircy:it ional iliniili atnt was much
ititcii-fcti'il in nil rhri-1 inn work, epc-
iallv that of ini--iiiinry ntul temperance
work. Tlx- funeral wax held Friday aft
ernoon in tin1 chiiii li hi-rc. pcv. II. V.
( luipin of Saxton, ;iwr olliciating. A
jii of ii-ii.ii of (lower- -howi'il the e-lteui
in whiih ht (mi held. Shi- leave be
hiih'x lii'f liu -Ua ti'l a -on. I leorge, in who-o
homi- .n- ha. I livi'il a few years, and a
j.Tii nd-oii. ( larclu e.
Tho-e from out of town who attended
llnhnici.il were Mr. and Mr. XV. ',. 1.
Walker. Mr. and Mr. Otis WiNon. Mr.
"Not man I )a i -. a ml -lohn I )a i of Cra f ton.
Ir. and Mr-. John I'.lodgctt. Mr. and Mr,
ll.tirv I'.uit-r of IJ. Ilow Fall. Mr. K.
II. Ilii hard-on. Mi C.rtha and Mi
.'itia li ii hard -on of Saxton Uivcr. Fr
n Ulodgelt and family of harletovn.
N. II.. and Mr. aiid Mr. Albert Mar-hall
of I'.ai ton ille. The burial took place in
(lie t a tnlil i'lvorl ci'tueterv.
Ceoree M irtin ha moved from Spring-
lield to hi- home here.
Mr. and Mr-. Charles Warner enter
tained l.i-t week friend from Connect i-
doloi llralloii and family of Town
hend i-ileil Mr. I'.rattoii' parent- the
til -I of t he eek.
Fi.in!. !avi is in Wwf.mc this week.
W. I.. W'tifht has e t'i Alhol, Mas.,
it h pot .it. ics
Mis len Talor began (he primary
i hool Moi. da) .
V I'.. While w.i, in ''.,w lisliend last
wt i l, in d.i.v.
Mi-, Nina Wymaii was in Bntland
c e a I da) lat w c. k.
.i and Mr. .("In 'Ihoiiipvoli have le
tmiicd tli'iu M i i'hrett-.
Mis Mildicd Stim wns home tioin
H UM'ichl ad of lat we. k.
Mr. ami Mis, I'. . I f . . 1 1 of l.nd'ow an
on their latin here lor a lew day.
t ail l'.iittner i having a di-i.!av ale of
nc 1 1 handise lastirx all this week. f
C.iiii.' C.iiver ha Feyun w l k in thf
ti'li pin. lie i,!n-r at the -i.iith village.
dol.n Walker i (,ii, n ni . .ha, (
Cii ol Wt..n, whii ha hid ;i shock.
I., .lc Walker of Sait l ake ( it). I't.ih,
I i'-it.iii In- iiiolhil ai.d l.iotlur heie.
' V C. C Men ill of St .hihh-l.ui y
'.poke 111 the ( oll'.'lenatiolial ihiilch Slin
(l.i) ey. inn,;
Mi- licitiu" Wvtniiti i thioua, woik
in the telephone oPi.-i' ,ii th;- n;th vill.
.,nd i at home.
Ml' 1'ell-lellnai hel ha- moved oil to his
(Mill and I nil Hall ha inovd on to t he
Flank IF. we pl.li e which he I'cclitl) pin-
D. .1. Molie W.I III loitialiil la-l Week
to attend the cnv. nt . 1 1 ,, t!H- Fiovident
I. lie and 'luuiXu. ,,f I'liidelplna. Mr.
Stone ha had a hue laiiue-- mi ,u thi
y ai .
1 1 (i i Wil-on h,i ,i new I). iLe (,',r.
Mi. I.iiia ll.i!c ha. In . n -pending a
few days in I'.i nttlchoio.
Mr. and Mr-, dames 1'eikitis and Flaiue
lho r.-.occm crtr.v
f Jtvy "T ' "
"The Cuahty Goes Clear ThrouqH wM'llfM
I The Ally of WMt
: i Time WmmJi
I I I I m . Z J
trar.spcrtition vKcrtrcr possibb
Lt-caur.o Ti.;a tKo greatest tin
tie factor in military operations.
Likoviso m civil life, Time is
noro valuable, mora important
tKan any other or.c thin?-. As a
time-saver tlio Dort lias more tKaa
justified itself for greater use dur
ing these times when conserva
tion and efficiency a'o imperative.
The Dort thrifty Jn tires, fuel or. J
cil because it 13 of conservative sirs
ttrries no excess weij.ht, or.il b built
for service without waste. It is n car
that fjves unusual satisfaction am! de
predate slowly becausu it h nuJa cf
unusually ood n.tcrih onJ built un
One iocs not need to sivo a ?i,rcat JpqI
cf time in a your to pjy for a Dort Cr
nor a fcreat deul of time in a week u
pay for its tinall weekly upkeep.
The 1513 Dort Modcb are particularly
f mart, hjndsomo cars, comfortable, am
ple, rebdily bundled and easily cared for.
Sec the Dort Lfrj yea buy a car.
ROBE FITS AUTO CO.
Th Dort HwImB.Coupft
and StHlanrt enjoy
turning tha amfking
in s car fine appear
- i' n
r . fort bt
Columbus of Town-mend spent Sunday at
Mi.s Mildred Lowe of Wardnboro is
st,i ing ( with her sister. Mis, George Os
good, fnr a while.
Fifteen men from this town 'responded
() (he mil to help tight lire in Town
slicnd last Saturday morning.
Henry I!nh shot another deer nn his
father's land last week. K. II. Wid linn
ton also shot one on his clover.
The Farmers' club will meet in the
chapel Ttnsday evening, May 14. Subject.
Shall we increase production this year?
If so, w hy ?
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson and daugh
ter, i;ielcn and Mr. and Mis." Irving
French motuied to Hartford, Conn., last
Sunday t.i visit illative.
Mr. and Mrs. ). S. Cooke were guests
over Sunday of their son, I,. G. Cooke, in
( !i eciitic Id.
Mr. and Mrs. Olney Crosier ami family
of Sdiell.iii nc Fall visited Mrs. Closier's
father, .Inline Worden, Sunday.
Mi Mildred Whitmore, who has been
i i. . i , ,.
j i i -t-im nn-hs huh lypnom tever, IS
impiovinn. She is al.Io to sit ii) a little
"S.f. Hixhy, who owns the lumher at the
steam mill, has begun to draw it otf with
trai tor power. ( lareiu Ckuk is running
the ti.i.t.ir truck for Mr. Hixliy.
The hody of Mm Klias Stone who died
in the .,nie of her daughter, Mrs. C. 1".
i I .1 ... i'..,..,.,i;..n i .. . i, ,
"""""Mi i.in utcciuner, was
l-roiitfl.t t,, Halilax May 3 and buried in
the iles cemetery hy the side of her hus
h.ind, the Into Flias Stone.
There will he a Liberty- bond dance
;'.:id potato sujijier in Crane hall to
morrow, Thursday, evening. Lyman's
orchestra, of Hinsdale will furnish the
!inisi( The supper is served in ob
servation of i.tato week. The proceeds
of, both (he dame and supper will jo
towards paying l,,r the (;innj;e Liberty
The Red Cross will hold their annua
mcetirie for the election of othcers Tues
day evening, May 14th at the town hall
A c.,,,-,,1 attendance is desired as the.;
will l.e a business meeting after tin
elc( t ion of officers.
Brief Against Liquor.
Th- Law savs: That (he Honor tr.nf
lie ha "no inherent right" to exist.
The Courts: That drink is largely
the ca;.se of 'iime and pauperism.
I'l.ysieians: That drink i (he chief
can.' of disease.
Hu.-i. !: -'I'hat drink produces ia
com.eteiK y and inetlicieiicy.
The Home: That drink destroyx hnn-pint'.-s
Tin- Selmol : That drink is the great
est enemy of education.
The Church: That drink is the chief
foe (o rebion.
Motherhood: That drink (Alisons the
very foundations of life.
Kcoiioinv; That drink wastes f I
and rob.- labor.
Conservation: That drink is always
desttuctive, never constructive.
I'afiiotism: That drink has dis
qualified a large percentage of tJie
yoang men called to the colors, and, as
Ccneral Leonard Wnml savs, "is the
soldier's worst enemy. " Vaion Club
ADVERTISE IN THE REFORMER.
F. O. B. FUm, Mich.
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BRATTLEBOR O DAII
DEAD SHOTS IN CONGRESS
Two Marksmen Who Would Shine in
Any Company Are Natives of
Arkansas and Arizona.
If all the members and officers of the
house and senate were drafted for
service on the firing lines in France,
there would be two veterans who
would prove themselves to be the
equnl of most marksmen of Frante or
England or any other country. The
Washington Post says there are very
few good shots in either house of con
gress, it Is said, and no member of
either body can compare with Jerry
South of Arkansas, chief clerk of the
house of representatives, ns a rifle
shot. Mr. South was known in Arkan
sas as the best shot in that part of
the country in his younger days, and
he is still there wi4h the eye. The
other man under the dome is Senator
Mark Smith of Arizona.
It is a very difficult thing to put five
shuts in a silver dollar at a hundred
yards, yet Jerry South lias done it a
dozen times. Senator Smith has tried,
he said, live thousand times, perhaps,
to do (he same thing, but the best he
lias ever done was to plant four shots.
Always one would go outside or cling
to the outer edge of the dollar, lie at
tributed his failure to imperfection, of
powder or shell, or the whim of the
wind. The senator said he had even
tried placing a rifle in a vise and see
ing that nothing moved the gun, but
invariably one shot would fail of its
mark. The old Mills rifle a muzzle
loader which was used in the early
days of the war and afterward by
many hunters, was the best rifle ever
invented, according to Senator Smith.
FAIR EXCHANGE IN TRENCHES
Wealthy "Poilu" Handed Out Hun.
dred-Franc Notes and Poorer Com
rade Furnished Merriment.
Soldiers of the same age, fighting
side by side, a Frenchwoman says in
her "Notes on the War," may be of
very different social classes, but often
become the closest friends. ,
t?he tells this story in illustration of
the fact. A very merry young soldier
entertained his companions in the
dugout" most delightfully by his irre-
pitssihle joviality. One day his spirits
failed. Asked the reason bv one of
his mates, be said: "In ordinary life
I am a clown in a music hall. It's my
business to make people laugh. Hut
today I got a letter from my wife tell
ing of the illness of our two children.
She can't go out to work, and thing
look black. That's why I don't Joke
A few days Inter the same inquirer
said, "Comrade, you're nierrv nirain.
What's happened?" "Why, a letter
from my Louise says a man called and
handed her three hundred-franc notes
from his client. M. Jean Breton; so
things are bright again for us. IJut
who can M. r.reton be?" The other
man was silent, but finally spoke.
Ton't worry, copain. I am Jean Bre
ton. I'm rich enough to afford it. Now
sing us one of your comic songs,
The number of consulting physicians
In England has become so reduced as
a result of mobilization and overwork
on the part of those not called to ac
tive duty, owing to age, etc., that in
valids nnd those subject to everyday
maladies are requested to refrain from
sending for the doctor for "every lit
tle ache and pain," this privilege be
ing permitted only in extreme cases.
"It is desired that the public In
general, in order to simplify medical
services, take the greatest care possi
ble in order to prevent carelessly con
tracting diseases that require long, dif
ficult and expensive courses of treat
ment. "It will be a proof of patriotism on
the part of everyone during the war
to content themselves with the less se
rious complaints, such as influenza,
neuralgia, headache and hysteria, these
latter being easily relieved by means
of n few cheery words."
The above Is the advice found in an
English newspaper. Americans should
profit by this advice.
Direct From the Farm.
Nor will the world be quite as good
as it ought to be as long as the fresh
faced and ingenuous-appearing country
women drive Into town early in the
morning and stock up on cold-storage
eggs and chickens at the places at
which such things are purchased be
fore starting out on their rounds and
selling their produce direct from
farm to consumer; and we have some
evidence that this is a more or less
common practice now. Ohio Statu
They Suro Would.
Homer V. Winn was talking before
the Indianapolis Advertisers' club
about salesmanship, recently, and com
mented on the fact that salespeople
were too often unnatural.
"Even the merchant himself is often
unnatural," the speaker said. "He
does not act In his store as he does at
"And if some of them did," comment
ed one of the women members of the
club, "they'd drive their last customer
The Giri of 1918.
The up-to-date girl has a club ve
randa gown, a club bridge gown, a
sports suit, a dance frock, some ball
gowns, and a few other togs. Yet at
nineteen she falls gloriously in love
with a shipping clerk and is profound
ly convinced that two can live on less
than one real sitlary. Louisville Courier-Journal.
ADVERTISE IN THE REFORMER.
REFORMER. WEDNESDAY, MAY . 8, 1018.
WAR MESSAGE OF INTENSITY.
(Continued from Page 1)
I.") years of age and every woman un
der ;'..5 and removed them into the in
terior of Germany and nobody knows
where they are although everybody
knows what has become of them. A
large number of the older women of
sufficient strength were put at hard
labor behind the Ciermau lines. The men
captured also were put to hard work.
The old men and women and the little
children were driven from ther homes
into the open country; every tree was
cut down; bombs were placed under
every building and everything was
blown up; little ones were coaxed by
what appeared to be fountain pens but
with the slightest pressure their little
heads were blows oft'.
The third German army order, which
has to be passed upon by the kaiser be
fore it can become a law, in this war
is frig'.itt'ulnrsd In their view it is
not only necessary but it is light, it
is a military advantage to them. In the
event of the evasion of any of the rules
of occupancy in a conquered province
f rightfulness is intended to be put into
execution by all ranks against the civil
population, regardless of sex. The
speaker told this in contrast to the
British army order which is to keep
away from wine and spirits and abso
lutely to respect all women with the
honor of the army and the British em
pire. In closing Mrs. Hale spoke of the
work that we can do which is abso
lutely essential to the second line of
defense. The allies will hold until our
armies can get over. We should not
think that we have done all we can
when we have bought Liberty bonds
nnd savings stamps. The war could be
fought without those. Soldiers can fight
without the Knights of Columbus
camps, without the Y. M. ('. A. huts,
without the Red Cross, without the
books and magazines, without sovks
and sweaters, but they cannot fight
without food. Millions of bushels of
wheat are spoiling in Australia because
of the lack of ships to transport it to
the allies; corn cannot be sent, it is
so bulky and corn meal mildews easily
in dampness. The answer to the call
of those nations for wheat is that
America must send the wheat, the meat,
the sugar and the fats which are neces
sary to carry on this war. America
must save wheat for the allies. Amer
ica must eat less of these foods which
are essential to the armies if the world
is to be made safe through this war.
i.i-iniuuy wormy u oe eaiicu an
American and who is alive to the sit
uation will use no wheat until the next
In Saxtons River (Ir. Bow-en's),
May 6, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
Oren I. Smith of Cambridgeport.
In Brattleboro, May 7, Mrs.. Susan L.
Whitaker, 74, widow of Charles Smith
Great Britain has M0 miles of 'coast
line to defend.
F. 0. B. BRATTLEBORO
There are few, i! any, automobile
propositions to compare with the
Moderate in price, it is big in size
and supplied with a power plant
that ensures the greatest economy
Let us demonstrate the
truth of what we say
BRATTLEBORO BUHCK CO.
ACKIES In the Ameri
can navy, are classed
as the best fed body
of men In the world.
In the ship's galleys
every effort is made to
In the upper photo
one of the cooks on the
North Dakota Is oper
ating n meat slicer that
cuts bacon with the
least possible wastage.
Fat is fuel for fighters. Bacon is
badly needed in the allied armies and
navies. The allied needs in pork prod
ucts are 1 50,000.000 pounds monthly,
three times as much as before the war.
AnotherwusteeHminator on the North
Dakota is the potato peeler, shown in
the lower photo. Nothing is lost ex
cept the actual potato skin.
There is a sufficient quantity of po-
ONCE AGAIN, THE "EATS."
Courier Man Sees No Need of "Royal
George' ' Church Supper.
The Swan ton Courier criticizes church
suppers as an u necessary waste of food
and states that they are not profitable.
The object of these socials is not so much
to make money as to bring people to
gether in a community spirit. The church
social is about the only amusement that
many country places have and they do a
lot of good in relieving the monotony of
country life. The movies in the villages
could much Wtter be dispensed with than
the church socials in the country districts.
A paragraph of opaque statements.
How long since the object of church sup
)M:rs has not been to make money?
What's the first word on the lips of
every church member, ns the good ladie3
Pick up tne last pi la ot dirty dishea after
a busy night of pot wrestling? "Kow
tatoes In America for greater use In
every home and for all needs of army
and navy. Eat more potatoes, eat
much did we make," is always the first
and ''We had a good time," is second.
Many a little pile has been made by ran
sacking the larder of Mrs. Jones and Mm.
Hrown and Mrs. Green and taking , the
loot over to the church parlors to be dis
posed of at "less than cost" prices. The
community spirit in rural districts must,
of course, be fostered. It is essential.
Hut it can't be attained without the
slaughter of viands? If it is impossible
to relieve the monotony of country life
without getting together for the purpose
of devouring boiled 'liam and potato salad
as the kins of the cannibal isles would
gulp down a plump missionaiy, why
there's something wrong with the
monotony-relief safety valve. a,
W e ean't think it is any more neeessaty
to over-load your stomach in order to
have a social time, than a prohibition
ist deems a bottle of mm a necessary
factor in a reunion of old classmates.
There are amusements other than eat
ing much more appropriate for a wartime
program. S wanton Courier.
For Maine A Wall Of Wealth
Massachusetts men will have to make
considerable noise if they get into Maine
within the next half dozen years with
any fair chance to make use of any Maine
"white coal" in this conrmonwealth. The
most liberal man ia the hydro-electric
limelight down in Maine is Hon. lVrcivat
P. Baxter of Portland, and he is so liberal
that he insists that the laws should be
made tighter to keep every volt of electric
current in Maine. His liberality consists
in moving every possible way to force the
development of waterpowers ia ALiine-to
make electricity, lie wants a special ses
sion of legislature to lift the cloud which
defeats his idea of what he call State
development of the waterpowers. The
cloud is that the state constitution says
Maine shall never owe more than $300,000.
For state development of waterpower it
would be necessary to borrow a lot more
than that. Several years will be required
to make the shift, evf n if the special ses
sion U called, which ia not promising now
as an outlook.
' Haster wants state development to make
sure that 11 the electricity will be used in
-Ktuie. mat is fmc so tar as it go?s.
He should also insist that all the potatoes
raised there must be eaten in Maine.
Then Massachusetts jeople who buy
Maine potatoes now by thousands of car
loads rould take a mouthful of meat at
home and go down in Maine to get the
next mouthful of potato. The Bvstem
could be improved by. getting the Chicago
meat provider to'agtee not to sell anv to
go outside of Illinois., Then we could' eat
a bit; of, a meal at fhicago, slip over to
Maine for a little maatiost ,
around home and snatch a bite of btesid
ana so on until a fair meal could lie eaten
m about two weeks, if we hurried the
That is no more absurd than fussing
to keep all the electric force in Maine.
Other states sell us coal and do not even
insist that we lmul our ashen back u
them. The first process is to get inti
Maine and liberalize the people. Start
with Mr. Baxter, for he has been fighting
the corporations of that state some vears
and knows a lot about waterpowers. Tell
him that if Maine will loosen up in a pri
vate enterprise for a few vears it can sell
enough electricity from its waterfalls in
small projiortion of development to pay
for the development of the balance by the
state without forcing the constitutional
restriction of $300,000 debt.
If. Massachusetts capital should get hold
of 'alF the waterpower it wanted for busi
ness here and develop it for electric pur
poses, and hang to it forever, there would"
still be enough water in Maine to make
all the electricity for a. state with ten
times the population Maine now has.
Meanwhile Massachuwtts would le -paying
Maine many millions of dollarn a year.
Baxter say a horsepower of water force
is industrially the same as thirteen tons
of coal if in use a year. Then Maine has
13,000.000,000 tons of "coal." that it can
use or sell to others perpetually forever
and then some. Why fuss about 73 ir
rent of that being sold outside the stat
It is time for Massachusetts men to wake
up. Worcester -Telegramr
Seventy-two fromers of flrinnell Ij
recently sold a carload of hogs to one ol
JargtSt nacker l the top price
W.M a hundred pounds. The amount re
ceived was $.J,673, which they turned ovef
to the Red Cross. The same men a month
ago auctioned off a roaster for ?l,3Ht