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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER,' SATURDAY, AUGUST 1; 1920. Tea Table Flour r.7 i 'Ask your , grocer for TEA TABLE FLOUR. If you cannot secure it from your grocer 'phone 135, and we will see that you can secure it. E. CROSBY & CO. BRATTLEBORO, VT. Qortbn's Sod FisCakes TOR SALE BY ALL GROCERS DeWitt Grocery Co. Distributors Mi r r. in -r t THE COST VISION 9 We will Testore your yj failing eyesight at small ft cost. The price of the' 77 rloccn -will iptiAllrU largely upon the ehar-l Ju acter and quality of thf mountings in which you want your lenses set.! "Why not talk the niat-J ter over with us at once for the sake of your eyes ? 'OPTOMETRISTS) BRA TTL EBORQ.VT. ma BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manager j i3 ORDAINS ..';:::iilFPi1!,':;:;;,.l,' K fill I fi Mil x i Tr IK l V rv I ueaan he WANTED i j b: 50 Women and Girls TOR IIINSDALE TOBACCO j FIELDS J Truck Leaves Station fy7 at 6.30 A. M. f LOUIS L ALLEN Louis' 9 PASSENGER AND EAQOACl TRANSFER t Louis I. 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Purinton (Esteyville), Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News stand, George J. Bover, South Main St. (Fort Dummer district). West Brattleboro, J. L. Stockwell. East Dumtr.erston, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C. H. Grout Jamaica, R. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. II. Tyler. South Vernon, E. B. Buffum. Northfleld, Mass., Thompson Bros. West Chesterfield, N. H., Mrs. VV. Streeter. Hinsdale, N. H., V. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C. A. Hays. SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1!2(1. GOVERNOR COX'S SPEECH. There is some contrast and much similarity in the pronouncement of principles between Senator Harding, the Republican candidate who made his speech of acceptance a little over two weeks ago, and Governor Cox who to day accepts the nomination of the Democratic party. Governor Cox's speech is about 50 per cent longer than Senator Harding's, Reaving, the advan tage with Harding on that score. Gov ernor Cox gives much more time to ex coriating the opposing political party, to taffy and self glorification, neither of which should make many votes for any candidate for president. He also takes an entirely different stand on the league of nations. Aside from these features he very nearly coincides with the Republican candidate on domestic questions. In his treatment of the league of na tions the Democratic candidate take3 the greatest advantage of the Republi can candidate. He is for the league of nations already established by 29 na tions, with such reservations as will make clearer and more specific the ob ligations of the United States to the league associates and that "the United States must at all times act in strict harmony with the terms and intent of the United States constitution which cannot in any way be altered by the treaty making power." He also sug gests: "In giving its assent to this treaty, the senate has in mind the fact that the league of nations which it em bodies was devised for the sole pur pose of maintaining peace and comity among the nations of the earth and pre venting the recurrence of such de structive conflicts as that through which the world has just passed." In this last sentence he blasts the allega tion of Senator Harding that the league is merely a military alliance. He pre sents to America a concrete agreement much easier of accomplishment than any nebulous proposition for a new league of peace. In the home field Governor Cox hardly equals his opponent although he stands for. similar objects of reducing war taxation, encouraging agriculture, woman suffrage and other things. He promises in case a Democratic ad ministration is elected in November that federal taxation will be heavily re duced at once but does not hint how the excessive expenses of the war and wartime government are to be cared for, although he states in one .place in his speech that national taxes can be reduced two billion dollars and in another four billions. Few people will ever read the entire speech but many will -find in it more bait for votes than expression of sane policy. His speech was more a defen sive in a joint debate than SI nator Harding's but he made some points that will require considerable front porch oratory to convert them into Re, publican aid. A Vermont family recently went mo toring leaving the door key in its cus tomary hiding place which in this in stance was over the door." During their absence a thief unlocked the domicile Annoying p c&n . and stole $1.3 in cash. The news item states that it' must have been done by someone who knew the location of the key. It probably was. People have a. way of putting door keys in the most obvious plaees. Even a stranger j would be pretty sure to nml it under the mat, tucked under or behind a blind, hanging on a nail in some place thought too difficult to discover or in the place where this thief found it. A tourist, while shopping in a St Johnsbury store the other day, found , later that ehe had lost a $1,300 neck lace from her handbag. Isn't there a safer way of carrying around the fam ily jewels than in these receptacles? Handbags are laid down unconsciously if the hands are busy and the "Lost and Found" columns of the daily pa pers show that they and their contents seem to have a way of becoming separ- ated fiom their owners. So many California pears were found coated with arsenic fjoni spraying, i(in Boston recently, that the Massachusetts board of health has sent out warnings and advises peeling or a thorough washing of the fruit before using. Washing fruit that is not home-picked is always advisable under any circum stances, i It speaks well for the training of the Campfire Girls when one of them applies her knowledge of artificial res piration which she received in that or ganization on a drowning companion, as did the Montpelier girl recently, bringing the victim of the accident back to consciousness after 15 minutes work ! Officers are investigating in Lynn, Mass., to determine why restaurant keepers have raised the price of blue berry pie to 20 cents a cut. Those who are found profiteering in blueberry pie, right in the height pf the season with a bumper crop of the material, should be sternly dealt with. "Ponzi will join forces with New York promoters in forming a $200,000, 000 concern in which the common peo ple will be let in on the ground floor," says a news item. A fine thing for the common people if the floor doesn't col lapse and let them all into the base ment someday. Although we now know that it is possible for an automobile to make the trip from New York to Los Angeles in six days and' 17 hours, we shall con tinue to let the other fellow do it. Trainor Withdraws. (St. Albans Messenger.) There may be a real fight in the sec ond congressional district after all. Raymond Trainhr of White River Junction ,who early entered the race for Congressman Dale's seat; and did so on a "wet" plank, thereby taking the exactly opposite position from the present representative, has withdrawn so that there are now in the field, Cap tain Gibson, of Brattleboro, John Gor don, of Barre, and Congressman .Dale. The multiplicity of candidates was- an asset in Dale's favor, and he faces more of a fight as the field diminishes. It is said that Captain Gibson intends to take the stump in an active invasion of both Dale and Gordon territory. If so, some fun will' be stirred up, for Dale will fight back hard. He has shown his ability as a campaigner and Gibson is no slouch. It will be worth watching. ' In the Majority. (Bellows Falls Times.) A man brought into the Times of fice the other day a purse containing a substantial sum. The loser of the purse had reported his loss and the restora tion of property was - effected. The point we want to make is that honest men are in the majority. It is refresh ing to know this. , i . None in Vermont. ; (Montpelier Argus.) The manner in which the various gubernatorial candidates are circu lating about the state demonstrates iinai me ironi porcn campaign uiea in ' T . . . 1,11 - 1 V C Vermont is noi neui in verywiigii iavor by those who want to land a political office. Where, the Trouble Is. (Randolph Herald.) Most of the trouble with the steering gear, so often ascribed as the cause of mysterious automobile accidents, is in the part above the knuckle-joint of the operator. Ancient History. (White River Junction Landmark.) It used to be possible to locate good fishing grounds by the corks, but that method of identification is less certain at present. Little Benny's Note1 Book 1 By LEE PAPE. Last nite I woak up suddinly all of a suddin, thinking, G, gosh, my baseball bat is still out on the frunt steps, gosh, G. !And I quick got up and went down stairs in my pidjammers and everybody was asleep and the house was dark as euything, and the baseball bat was still ware I left it out on the top step leen ing agense the door, and I took it in and started to sneek up stairs without mak ing euy noise, and wen I got haff ways up I dropped the bat and it fell all the way down agen, sownding more like 10 bats than jest one, me thinking, Jimminy krismas, holey smoaks. And 1 stayed ware I was to see if eny thing would happin, wich sumthing did, being pops voice Baying, Whose there, whose there? Me not saying enything, and pop sed, Whose there, I say? Me thinking, Maybe if I jest stay heer without saying enything he will think he ony imagined it, maybe. Speek or 111 shoot, sed pop loud as eny thing. Its me, pop, its me, its ony me, I sed loud as everything, and pop sed, Well then wy dident you anser, and wat in hevvins name do you meen by crashing erround the house at 3 o'clock in the morning? ' Gosh, is it 3 o'clock, pop? I sed. Never mind if it is or not, wats the ideor. of slamming and banging in the dark like a wild man and scaring pee ple haff out of their senses? sed pop. Wy, pop, I sed, wat did you think it was" and pop sed, O shut up, do you think this is a tee party or wat? Go rite up to your room and 111 wait heer till yon pass me. Wich I started to do, slow, being a heck of a sensation on account of it be ing so dark I couldent see ware he was, wishing afterfwerds I had did it fast on account of pop having time to give 4 fearse kracks some place wen I went past instid of ony maybe one or 2. If It Were a Newspaper He Could Have Digested the News. Blinks: The undercrust to that chicken pie you brought me was abom inably tough. Waiter: There wasn't any under: crust to that pie. sir, it was served on a paper plate. Boys' Life. . A One Man Quartette. A celebrated singer was in a motor car accident one day. A paper, after recording the accident, added: "We are happy to state that he was able to .appear the following evening in four pieces." Boys' Life. Ask Dad. , Farmer's scout son: Don't you like short tramps f Farmer: No. Nor tall ones either. tflovs' Life. , Painless. Tenderfoot having his teeth, worked on : Ouch. Dentist: What are you fussing about, don't you know I'm a painless xlentistf Tenderfoot: Yes, 'sir, you may be painless, but I'm not. Boys' Life. CLIPPINGS With Now a Comment and Then Only a Caption. A man can no longer hide behind a woman 's skirt. These X-ray styles have stopped it. A Pleasant Party and a Good Night Passed. A pleasant party, 40 in number, as sembled at the home of Mrs. Candace Lynde at 2 o'clock in the morning the other day to give n welcome to Harri son L. Gates and bride from Detroit Mich. They entered the bridal cham ber with a serenade of cornet and trom bone, aroused the sleepers, took Mr. Gates in a cart to the shrine (watering trough) for an Athol bath. Then Mrs. Gates was taken in a cart by the la dies to see the sights of our town, which they must have enjoyed. On their return to the house Clyde Ilin man, a fine bass singer, with Mr. Bal com and others, gave some fine singing, with Fred Hause at the piano. "Refresh ments were served, a handsome gift left and a good night passed. Athol, Mass., Transcript. ' Unele Ed Sproul says he can remem ber when a woman had something left to put in her stockings after she had paid for them. Arkansaw Thomas Cat. A Vegetable Diet. My wife and I are happy And the kids are feeling fine, ""But since the boost in prices Wre've had an awful time. , Radishes and parsnips, Asparagus and beets, ' Milk weeds and Swiss chard Have constituted "eats." I've been filled with lettuce Till I could hardly stand; Eaten all the dandelions Scattered o'er the land. We have stuffed on spinach Till I could hardly speak; Wife was getting thinner And the kids were growing weak. Said wife, "you get some meat And get it mighty quick," But when the bills came in The prices made us sick. So we changed to peas and beans And got along with ease, But found the change too violent And changed to beans and peas. We still have lots of rhubarb, But it's getting rather tough; Besides of things that's laxative Ye gods! We've had enough. J. At the foot of Deer Hill, Aug, 3, 1920. Born Sunday, August 1, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. F. Clifford Hawkins of South Shaftsbury. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins occupied the Bottnm tenement on South street last winter. Benning ton Banner. ' . Would you infer from this that they lived down stairsf . The End of a Perfect Day. Lee Giles says by the time he. spanks all the youngsters to bed, puts the cat out, winds the clock, pulls down the blinds, buttons the door, loosens the kno'ts in his shoestrings and figures out how he is going to get through tomor row, he is ready to go to sleep, with out worrying over , any other troubles of. the day , just passed. Arkansaw Thomas Cat. ' : : A man never knows half the words there are ' in his vocabulary ; until he gets his face nicely lathered and dis covers one of the children has been using his razor to sharpen pencils. A Potato Epic. "He sowed 'em, And hoed 'em; Then bug 'em, ' ! And dug 'em.". Springfield Union. And we paid for 'em. And a Rheumatism Ring. What has become of the old-fashioned man who used to wear an electric belt? A Dastardly Crime. When Robert Kennedy and his. wife returned from an 'auto trip Friday evening they wound that burglars had entered their" home and had stolen nearly one-third of Mrs. Kennedy's bag of granulated sugar. Nothing else seems to have been touched by the rob bers. Toronto Globe. Mrs. M: "Does your husband ever play cards for money f" Mrs. N: "Never, but the men he plays with do." .. .. ; Ezra says there seems to be compe tition in everything except-taking cas tor oil. . Equip the Bossies with Tail Lights. Mrs. John Pearson .of. .Northfield has reported to the secretary of state that Sunday evening her automobile . col lided with cattle, making the report thus: "There was a man with a lot of cattle in the road. They had no light and before I could stop the car hit one." Vermont News. . t There was a mian who owned a clock, His name was John B. Mears; And every night he wound that clock For five and forty years. t But when at last he found his clock An eight-day clock to be, A madder , man than John B. Mears You would not care to see. Ex. Today's Events Today is the 123th anniversary of Joseph Rodman Drake, one of the most popular of the early American poets. The Missouri state fair, one of the leading agricultural exhibitions of the Middle West, will be opened at Sedalia today. The Democratic national campaign will be formally opened -today with the notification meeting at Dayton aiid the address of Governor Cox accepting the nomination for the presidency. Delegates who represent 13,000,000 women in the United States will sail from New York today to attend the quinquennial convention of the Inter national Council of. Wpm&n at Chris tiana, Norway. A special train carrying 100 or more Texas farm boys will depart from Col lege Station, Texas, today on an ed cational and investigation tour of the agricultural region of the North and West. The American federation of labor has called upon executive councils of state federations of labor to hold special ses sions today to adopt measures for close co-operation with the national com mittee in the political campaign. The delegates to the Imperial Press conference at Ottawa will be the guests of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at a garden party at Rideau Hall this afternoon. Tonight the delegates will start for a tour of the Canadian West, An armv of 500 Knignts of Colum bus, recruited from all sections of the United States and Canada, will sail from New York todav on a pilgrimage to Rome' and to attend the unveiling of the K. C. statue of Lafayette at Metz. In the Day's News. Dudley Field Malone, who has been nominated by the Farmer-Labor party for the governorship of New York, was tornierly conspicuous as a Demo cratic leader, but quit that party largely because of differences of opin ion over woman suffrage and Irish in dependence, of both of which he is an ardent advocate. Mr. Malone is a clever and resourceful Irish-American lawyer who first attracted attention when serving as district attorney of New York city, in 1909. Then he was called to Washington to be third assistant secretary of state. Later he was ap pointed collector of the port of New York, which position he resigned in 1917 because of differences of opinion with President Wilson over treatment of "militant" suffragists in Washing ton. Today's Anniversaries. 1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat made its first trip from New York to Albany, at an average speed ot five miles an hour. 1S21 Queen Caroline of England died at Hammersmith. Born in Brunswick, May 17, 1768. 1830 Duke of Orleans accepted the crown of France as Louis Phil- lipe I. 1840 British parliament passed an act prohibiting the employment of boys as chimney sweeps. 1S43 John Bright made his first speech in the house of commons. 1845 Daniel L. Russell, governor of North Carolina 1897-1901, born in Brunswick county, N. C. Died in 1908. 1870 State of seige proclaimed at Paris after defeat of MacMahon at Wperth. 1918 Governor Arthur Capper was nominated by Kansas Republi cans for U. S. senator. One Year Ago Today. Secretary Daniels reviewed Pacific fleet off San Diego. Many New Y'ork theatres closed by actors' strike. Today's Birthdays. Lord Acton, the first British minister to Finland, born 50 years ago today. Charles R. Crane, United States min ister to China, born in Chicago, 62 years ago today. Stanley J. Weyman, one of the most celebrated of living English novelists, born G3 years ago today. ' Miss Ellen Fitz Pendleton, president of Wellesley college, born at Westerley; R. I., 56 years ago today. Billie Burke, a popular actress of the American stage, born in Washington, D. C, 33 years ago today. Health First Mr. Black picked up his baby boy and exclaimed with fatherly pride: "There now, isn't he Just the picture of his father." ' Mr. Brown thought a minute, and replied: "Yes, j-ou're right, but you don't want to let that -worry you so long as he's healthy." Boys' Life. GET RESULTS FROM HOLIDAY Vacation Days Should B M Car fully Planned as l ths Work pf the Yearw To the question, "What will you do on your holiday V some might reply, discerning a possible tilt against the strenuous holiday, "Nothing!" That w.n .. 1 . 1 ... . suiu utz txa wtuug a ClOing lOO Ulutii. The perfect holiday, for the average .worker, ' should be od crescendo and diminuendo lines, observes a writer" in London Answers. " ' You pass into your fortnight or three weeks quietly. Your body . Is, lng work hard, monotonous work for a year. To switch It on suddenly tn Rnmpthlnir nutta flffopont Is tr ati- ' O vfc . J lis aga for trouble. The walkers to Brldgton don't plunge at -the walk. They begin with short walks, to get themselves in trim. So whatever you are going to "do" on your holiday do It. slowly and quiet ly at first, so that the maclKne of your body may "change gears" with out jar, break or mishap. Then by the middle of your holiday you will be in good trim and the best of health. And it Is necessary, if your holiday Is to do you real good, and build you up for another year's work, that you should gradually slow down with your holiday activities, resume your work without, as it were, having to make yourself do It. Who has not known that post-holiday feeling of not being able to settle' down? It is the result of living. a holiday at high pressure and ending at high pressure. Let the steam off gradually, so that you may pass from your holiday back to your work with out effort. REFUSED TO ABANDON GAME Plucky Terrier Died With Fox It Had Run to Earth and Killed in Combat What Is believed to be an unprece dented end to a combat between a fox and a terrier is reported from the Lake country. A stout hill fox hunted by the Blen cathra hounds for three and a half hours on the mountain heights above St. Johns-In-the-Vale sought sanctuary In a fissure of rock In a crack near the skyline of Wanthwalte. Here he faced one of the gamest terriers belonging to the pack and, scrambling to a shelf in the rocks, was able for some time to give as fierce punishment as he got. The terrier killed the fox, but re fused to leave It and followers and hounds had at last to quit the crags so that they might make the descent of one of the most" dangerous ravines of the mountain range before dark ness. When huntsman and whip re turned next morning to the crag they found terrier as well as fox lying dead outside the borran. " An examination of the terrier show ed that the fox had Inflicted no mortal wound upon him. The terrier had dragged the fox out and then, loth to leave It, had laid down beside it. It was ciear mar. ne naa aiea rrom ex posure during a bitterly cold night No similar case has. so far as is known, occurred before. London Times. When In Doubt, Add 10 Per Cent. A Wall street man was negotiating with a country tinsmith for the, re newal of the rain gutters on his house. Inquiring cautiously about the cost of copper gutters, he was surprised to find that they would cost him at the rate of more than 50 cents a pound, though the metal sells in ingots around 19 cents.- "Well," said the smith, "you see the men that work the metal up In the shop get $9 a day. The shop adds 10 per cent for the workmen's insurance and aims to make at least 51 a day on every man. When It conies to me, I figure the cost of the materials and labor, and I have to add 10 per cent to the wages to cover Insurance cost, too. Then I have "to add 10 per cent to tne wnoie tning xor overneaa, r per cent for the use of the car and 13 per cent for being a boss. So I really don't get any profit on the Job at all. All I get out of It Is my liv ing, you might say." Wall , Street Journal. Making a Lion Love a Lamb. Mr. Bostock has told how he suc ceeded In making a lion and lamb firm friends. "I placed In the lion's cage all sorts of toys of the animal variety cotton, sheep, horses, rabbits In fact, a regu lar Noah's ark," said Mr. Bostock. "Then I specialized on manufactured sheep, but It took a long time for the lion to find out that they were not good to eat Finally a live lamb was Introduced. At first the Hon looked surprised, and then lay down and gent ly pawed the stranger. The lamb did not like this, and drawing back a pace or two butted the lion In the inane. This appeared to amuse the lion great ly; he playfully rolled over on his back, while the lamb; hutted again. Now they are fast friends and an In surance company would be justified In taking the lamb as aflrstclas3:rlsk." F. II. Cheley In "Stories for Talks to Boys." , World's Glass Industry." Glass factories of Bohemia are filled with orders and working at full capac ity, but are likely to -suffer In the fu ture because of the competition that arose in this trade during the war. Japan is one of the largest competi tors. New glass factories also have been founded in Belgium, the Ukraine, Baomania and Poland. . . : ' . , SUBSCRIBE FOR THE REFORMER.