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Brattleboro, Vermont.
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sired service.
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titled to the use for publication of all news
despatches credited to it and not otherwise
credited in this paper and also the local news
published herein.
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the following news dealers:
Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C. W.
Cleaveland, S. L. 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.
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
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
' 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
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
Last nite I woak up suddinly all of a
suddin, thinking, G, gosh, my baseball
bat is still out on the frunt steps, gosh,
!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
Tenderfoot: Yes, 'sir, you may be
painless, but I'm not. Boys' Life.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Plucky Terrier Died With Fox It Had
Run to Earth and Killed in
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
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
Making a Lion Love a Lamb.
Mr. Bostock has told how he suc
ceeded In making a lion and lamb firm
"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. . . : ' .

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