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' THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REl'OKMKU. MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1920
-V 3r i A W Jk j V a. T ffJI T ITTLE ones end grown- ! i-upSfWithhcartythirfts, wtkome the freshening 3 delight of cold, sparkling ? i Wurd'i Orange-Cruth and Lcaion-Crubh: U4 :-CrUbhand itn'm the de':- 3 T-l. ' . . i.J: CJ;us cil prrmed frotrj orancr. ac'il Uui; acid, of Citm E J i fruits).- F 1 09 3 a. CALL CONFERENCE OF BUILDING TRADES Contractors, Architects and Labor Men to Fight Prof iteering In Building TOO MUCH GOUGING BY MATERIAL MEN Ft 1 f: ervr :'5! ' IVeriafCtl fv OrarKe-Cru-h Co.. Chicago Laboratory j Lo Anste n? Tor A-S hook, "The Stnry cOranifOuHk C. II. EDDY & CO. 'Phone 112 Bottled in Brattletooro by BANJO Tenor Banjo. Mandolin Banjo, and Five-strinft Banjo Playom Wanted BoKinncr" tir advanced . If von want taearn some real money cet in touch with me ti day. I'll give you a year to pay for the finest instrument ever mad and h am you to play correctly. Be a "'anjo hue" It costs nothing to investisate. E. O. C-ouke Prospect Ckurt Telephone J30(ti & B0 EXCLUSIVE UNDEETAKINQ EMBALMEHS Automobile service " Tel. 264-W BRATTLEEOBO .. VT. . PROFESSIONAL CARDS. DR. E. L. TRACY, PhyslcUn and Surgeon, 214 Main St. Office hours: 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 p. m., i to 8.30 n. :. Tel. 256. DR. B. E. WHITE, Physician and Surgeon, Barber Building. Knoms 205 and 3)6. Hfur: 1-3 and 7 8 p. tn. Office tel. 717-W; re.t 717-R. DR. G. B. HUNTER. Office at residence, West Brattleboro: Ilnurs: R to 9 0. m.; 1 to 2. aud !.30 to 8 p. m. Telephone, 318 - DR. THOMAS RICEFpnyslclan and Surgeon. 153 Main St. Tel. 291. Office hours: 1 to 3, and in the evening. W. J. KAINE, M. D., Physician and Surgeon Office, Room 10. Ullery Buildinft. Hour: 8.3 to 9.30; 1.30 to 3.00; 7 to 8. Office 'phone, 429-W. Residence, 75-Frost St., 'phone429-R. C. R. ALDRICHrM. D. Hours: 12.30 to 2.30, 7 to R. Office 'phone, 165-W; house, 165-R. X-ray work a specialty. ' gTR. ANr7ERSONTSurgeon and Physician. Surcery a specialty. 0!licc and residence, Brooks House. 128 Main St. Honrs: After noons, 1.30 to 3; evening", 7 to 8. except Tues days and Fridays.' Sundays by appointment only, 'l'lione 2!6. - ; -: DR. GRACE W. BURNETT, Physician and Surseon. Market block. Elliot St. Ofticc hour: 8.30 to 9.30 a. m.; 1.30 to 2.30, and 7 to 8 P in. ' Telephone 744- . .DR.-H.P GREENErrnysIcian and S rgcon, Office. Bank block. Honrs 9.30 to 10 a. in. 1 to 3, and 7 to 8 p.'m. Residence, 88 Green St. Telephone connection. Until Material Prices Are Stabilized It Is, Impossible to Relieve Building Shortage Bankers Will Attend Con ference in Chicago September 27. ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 9. Profiteer ing and grafting, by whatever group or interest practiced, munt end in the build ing industry. Conditions and prices must le stabilized. Production must be, in creased. Building must be made more attractive than bonds to investors. La bor must be assured steadier work. With this program in view, a ohII was issued from a conference of contrac tors, architects, engineers and labor men here. For a committee of thirty-five, rep resenting those groups and the great asso ciations of material men, to meet in Chi cago Sept. 27 and arrange for a national building congress. To the congress, it is expected, bankers and other groups who are of necessity interested in a national building pro giatn will be invited to attend, while for tlie first time in such a movement the men who do the actual work will be rep resented by officers of their unions. The board for ' jurisdictional awards, formed to end strikes, has resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on ways and means of ending the building short age. E. J. I'ussell of St. Louis, repre senting the architects on the jurisdiction board, presided and explained that it was called at the request of the American in stitute, to see if a way could not be found to clean up the building industry and end the housing crisis. Then and here the conference became an experience meeting, with Mr. Kohn leading. After he had declared it "impos sible to get an honest bid on some lines in Xew York," the session became ex ecutive. Representatives of four groups present "opened the books'' on their own and other groups, frankly adniitti i that the building situation ,is. largely the-. creation of the men 'in the building trades. Each group frankly admitted the possibility and necessity of housecleaning and ending un ethical practices, if production is to be maintained, much less increased. .Chief among the complaints "was that of goug ing and profiteering, bv makers and deal ers in material, Mr. Kohn telling how- pine flooring, worth in pre-war days 3 a thousand, now sold at $17j. " asked a Xew Orleans man what it was .worth in Xew Orleans," he said. "He told me S11", and that it would cost $15 to get it up here. His increised costs', he said, due to labor, would be about ?10f). When he was asked why the price to lis had been advanced more than I0(t in excess of these increases, he safd the trade needed the money. ' 'We made no money durintr the war, he said, 'and, anywav, there's a short age.' " Others spoke in si'milir vein, Peter G. Cook, International vice resident of the Plasterers' union, tcllini how pku;ter had advanced fi-bm .'3 to .1 a t-i. Similir increases were reported in other mater ials. The main protest, however, was against "gouging" practices of the material men. who, it was chirged. refused to make nrices pood for more thr;ii a dav, of failing- and refusing to make deliveries on contracts, in order 'to sell for higher prices in the open market, and generally charging all the traffic will bear. These and other speakers insisted that until material prices become stabilized, it will be impossible to begin to meet the building shortage. "It should," they said, "be possible for the contractor to contract for his season s supplies iust as he now contracts for his supplies of labor at a fixed price lor the season." HINSDALE. HINSDALE GAINS JUST 100. Averags Life, Thlrty-Three Years. Good authorities give the average du ration of human life as about thirty three years. One quarter of the people on the earth die before the age of six. one-half before the age of sixteen, and only about one person of each one hun dred born lives to the age of sixty-five. The deaths are calculated at sixty-seven a minute, 97,700 a day and 3o,G39.S83 a year. Births are calculated at about seventy a minute. 100,S00 a day and 3C.792.00O n year. Monarch Showed G atitude. , In Plutarch's "Life of Alexander" he tells of the great battle this dis tinsrulshpd Macedonian fourrht 'Uh Census for Cheshire County Shows v v Gain of 316 or 1 Per Cent. Cheshire county more than held its own in population the last 1Q years, ac cording to the figures of the new census. But the increase in citizens is only 316, or 1 per cent, bringing the population of the county to 30,95. The census of 1910 gave the county 3f),659 people, which was a reduction of 662 over the 1900 population of 31,321. Ten years previous to that the county had 29,519 persons so that the increase be tween 1890 and 1900 was 1,802. Farming territory in the East, of which a good share of Cheshire county is a part, has shown decreases in population for some years so that it is not surprising when a county which has but one city in it, and only a few towns of any size, drops off, even though the- city and souve of the towns show gains. It would not have been surprising, indeed, if Cheshire had not been quite as large now as 10 to profitable account. He was a jour nalist. Because of political activities in an attempt to free Cuba, he was sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment, but served only a fraction of the term. It was while serving his sentence that he began his career as a novelist. His writings have not only won him fame throughout the civilized world, but have made him rich."" Ibanez has achieved greater material Puecess than his illustrious countrjrman, Cervantes. Although Cervantes wrote the greatest novel in the historv of Spanish literature, he . died miserably poor. lie was a prisoner in Madrid jail when he wrote ','lon-Qiiixote," so poor that he was unable to procure writing materials and much of his man user ipt was written on scraps of leather. Dante wrote most of his wonderful poems while in penury and exile, after he had -been condemned to be burned at the stake. John Ilunyan wrote "Pil grim 'a Progress ' in Bedford jail, where he was confined 12 vears. liateigh wrote his "History of the World" during 13 years' imprisonment in Lon don Tower. "Robinson Crusoe." translated into "Civitas Solis," which has been trans lated into many languages. , Oscar Wilde s "LV Profundi" is probably the most sorrowful-story that was ever penned within prison walls. Sing Sing Bulletin. Miss Louise Klamm, daughter of a farmer living near Belleville, 111., chopped off the head of a large black snake which had coiled itself about her leg and sunk its fangs into the flesh. Felony and Citizenship. If a person who has lost his citizen ship as a result of conviction for a felony receives a pardon from the gov ernor of the state or thsr president of the United States, his citizenship may' be restored and he Is again elfgiblo for office; otherwise he Is ineligible. "'. SUBSCRIBE F02 THE REFORMER vears niro. However, the figures show that, by no all languages and widely read in every means losintr. it has trained 310. This, country in the world, was written in j taken Jn connection with the population jail by Defoe, who was three times Darius at Gaugamela, which signifies gain of the city of Keene, 1,142, shows punished in the pillory. "the camel's house," and says that one of the ancient Persian kings, having escaped. the pursuit of his enemies on a swift camel. In gratitude to his beast settled him nt this place with an al lowance of certain villages and rents for his maintenance so long as he should live. Bruises In Furniture. Here is a method which has been of great use in removing bruises from furniture. Wet the part with warm water; double a piece of brown paper ,five or six times, then soak it In warm water and lay it on the dent. Apply a warm (not hot) flatiron until the moisture has evaporated. If the bruises are not gone, repeat the proc ess. You will find this very good, and If the curface of the furniture is not broken the dent will disappear an! leave no trace. How Mint Buys Gold. The mint buys gold In any form, whether coined or not. when presented In sums to the value of $o0 or more. The face value of coins is not con sidered, only their weight and purity. An equivalent amount of lawlful money Is given In exchange. Theoretically, the gold Is coined and handed back to the owner without charge. In practice, as a matter 6f convenience and to save time, the mint simply buys the gold and pays Its full coinage value that is. what It will be when coined. Franklin's Queer Vision. . When Benjamin Frankllh became the first American postmaster general the wheelbarrow was prominent In mail transportation. That Franklin expect ed something better was shown by his active Interest Jn the first balloons and In electricity. lie was not for one age but for all ages. Post; Toasties EDWARD R. LYNCH, M. D.. Surgery a spe cialty. Office. Park Buildine. 'Phone, 540 Hours, 1 to 4 p. m.; 7 to 9 p. m. Residence, 141 I anal St. Thcce, 177. Sunday by ap pointment only. DR7A. I. MILLER, iTsoker blogk, Brattle boro. Office hours: 8 to 9, 1 to 2. 6.30 to 8. Vf. R. KOYE.S, M. D., Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. 9 to 12, 1.30 to 5. Wednesday and Sat urday evening. Other hours a;nd Sundays by appointment. Appointments for glasses fittings made by mail or 'phone. American Bldg. DR7HENRYTTjCKER7Residence, 12 Grove St.; telephone, 258. Office, 'Lennard block Hours: 1.30 to 3.jind 7 to 8. Telephone. 29-W. DrTSTl. WATERMAN. - Office, U7Main"St. Over Kticch's store, lirs.: 1.30-J, 718. Tel. 42-W. W. r7LANE, M.' V., fl7"Mairr St. Hours: 1 to 3 and 7 to 8, except Sundays Tel. 789-W. DrTCg7wHEELER, Osteopathic Physician. 10 Barber Bids. Office hours: 'HO to 12 and 2 to 4. Treatment by appointment. Tc. 219-W. HN E. GALE, Attorney at Law. Ouilford. t. Telephone, 302-W. keep Ma sweet tempered Pa says. 'Less Cooking Less Wottv The Cookie Jar. You can rig up a house with nil manner of things, The prayer nigs of sultans and princes I anil kings, You can hang on its walls the old tapes tries rare Which some dead Egyptian once treas- I tired with care ; But, though costly and gorgeous its fur I nishiiius are. It must have," to be homelike, an old cookie jar. There are just a few things that a home must possess, Despite all your money and all- your suc cess A few good old books which some loved one has read. Some trinkets of those whose sweet spirits have fled, And then in the pantry, not shoved back too far For the hungry to get to, that old cookie jar. Let the house be a-mansion, care not at all! Let the finest of pictures be hung on each wall, Let the carpets be made of the richest velour, And the chairs only those which great wealth can procure, I'd still want to keep for the joy of my flock That homey, old-fashioned, well-lilled cookie crock. Like the love of the mother it shines through our years, It has soothed all our hurts and has dried away tears; It has paid us for toiling, in sorrow or j".Vi It has always been kind to each girl and each hoy ; And I'm sorry for people, whoever they are, Who live in a house where there's no cookie jar. . j i Edgar A. Guest. that the county towns have nr net loss of 820, which the city has more than made up. There are some towns in the county that undoubtedly have made gains in the past 10 years, but it is estimated by some who have information regarded as authen tic that more towns have lost than have gained. Judging by the census, what Cheshire county, and probably all other counties in the state, needs as regards the towns distinguished from the cities, is a "back to the farm" movement, which is even now saiil to have set in in some pi tees. .Of the towns whose population is given, Walpole. Marlboro, Swaii7ey and Win chester have lost, while Hinsdale, Jeffrey and Troy have gained. Walpole has a population of S.IVB, against 2,0fS in 1010: North Walpole hav ing 1,770: Marlboro has L3S0, against 1, 47S in 1910; Swanzey has l,f93 against 1, CTO in 1910: Winchester has 2,207 against 2.2S2 in 1910. Hinsdale has gained exactly 100 from 173 in 1910 to 1,773. Jaffrey Ins jumped 408 from 1.80.-, to 2.303. Trov has gained 112, from 1,331 in 1910 to 1,44 WHITINGHAM. Lovelace was a prisoner when he penned the immortal lines in his fa mous poem : . Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage. Thomas Cooper was confined in Staf ford jail when he gave to literature his "Purgatory otf Suicide."! Cam pattella was for 27 years in a dungeon where no raj- of sunlight ever penetra ted, yet he composed while there Lawrence Garage Townsliend, Vt. All kinds of automobile repairing and over hauling done in first-class shape. Standard makes and sizes of tires and tub'es carried in stock. Tubes vulcanized. Complete "up-to-the-minute" acetylene weld ing, outfit. Automobile livery service, day or night, con nected. Call and see me. F. H. LAWRENCE, Prop. Tel. 32-16 ft" '1 Fairbanks Family Reunion. Grandchildren of the ' kite Ezra and Cynthia Fairbanks . of Whitinghum, had a family reunion Saturday at the home of M,r. and Mrs. Arthur Fail hanks in Greenfield, Mass., Meadows and a large number attended. The progiam com prised a dinner, an afternoon social gath ering and dancing in the evening. Among the descendant are two sons, Odid Fair banks vt Jacksonville and Herbert Fair banks of Greenfield. Other descendants. and relatives, many of whom were pres ent, are: Mr. aud Mrs. Walter Fair hanks, Brattleboro, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Porter, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. 1-eon Hawks, Charlemont, -Mass., .Mrs. l.lsie ( Fairbanks, Charlestown ,S. C..; Mr. and .Mrs. will Aliard, .Mr. ami .Mrs. waiter Barnes and George Porter. Coierain, Mass.; Mr. anil Mrs. Arthur Hatch, Fast Jaffrey, X. H.; Mr. and Mrs. .lee Fair banks. Florence, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Ar thur Fairbanks, Mr. and Mrs. lleiln-rt .Fairbanks, Bert Harrington and Orlin Fairbanks, Greenfield; Miss Ella Carpen ter, Irvington, X. J.; Mrs. Mary Snyder, Odid Fairbanks and Mr. and Mrs. Al bert Dalrymplo, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mis. Wayne Carpenter. Xew York city; Henry Porter, North Adams, Mass; Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Carrier, Northampton; Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Aihird. Rowe. Mass; Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, West Halifax; Mrs. Ellen Newell, Rowe, Mass; Mr. and Mrs. Ray lVrter, Wernersville." Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Davis, West Dover, Mass. Nathan Flynn has been very ill and tin ible to work. His neighbors did a kind deed when they turned out and cut his hay and put it in his barn. NEW FANE; Moving Pictuic Address. II. W. Slocum of the tuberculosis de partment of the Vermont state Itoard of health will speak before New fane Grange August 11 at 8.30 p. m. H'.s talk will be illustrated by moving pictures. The public is cordially invited to be present. PRISON CONFINEMENT. Has Sometimes Contributed to Great Fcrronal Aclucvcn-crt. ' Solitude drives some men mad, it sharpens the wits of others. Courage ous, men . have often turned confinement in prison into a great personal achieve .ment, while more faint-hearted ones, crushed and defeated by self-pity, have drifted quickly into a condition of in ertia. Some of the greatest books in all literature were written in the sol itude of a prison cell. Vicente Blasco Ibanez, the Spanish novelist who recently has come to this country to write a novel . based on American life, is an example of how a brave man can turn enforced solitude In order to acquaint the public with the general tele- phone situation, and some of the reasons for delay in com- pleting new installations chief among which is the diffi- ! culty of getting the numerous kinds of necessary material vi'fj. we have prepared a series of announcements of which this T " is the third. i , ' ! r fi' , - 1 - New Telephone Equipment Scarce We appreciate, and with deep sympathy, the feelings of a subscriber who has bought or leased a house in some section wThere, for the time being, we are without facilities, and who says to our commercial representative : "Why, you have poles and wires on the street and the house itself is wired. All you need to do is to connect us up." We wish the solution were as simple as all that. There may be poles and wires, but every wire already assigned. There may be a cable, but not a spare circuit in the cable. There may be a spare circuit, but not another inch of available switchboard at the central office with which to connect that circuit. We have had new sections of switchboard delayed weeks in their operation be cause of the absence of such little accessories as ringing keys or relays. The reason for this scarcity of telermone equipment is very simple; We couldn't maintain our usual ratio of . advance con struction during the war, because the government needed for war purposes the very things we needed for telephone purposes. Consequently our margin of reserve facilities was gradually ab sorbed by the demand. We are short of copper wire, silk, rubber, clay, beeswax, glass, thread, porcelain, paper, paraffin, antimony, tin, shellac and other materials entering into the construction of telephone equip ment because the whole world is short of these things or of ma terial fabricated from them. Our engineers are searching the markets of the world for these things while other experts are en deavoring to develop satisfactory substitutes. We are making progress in both directions, but it is neces sarily slow because never has there been such a demand for serv ice as at the present time. Incidently, there has never, in a sim ilar period, been such a fulfilment of demand. We want to make clear to those awaiting telephone service that we realize the handicap under which they are laboring and are keenly desirous of removing i'c as soon as possible. We want them to understand, also, that building a telephone plant is not a matter of some poles and wire, but literally of hundreds of dif ferent kinds of material, raw or fabricated. Nevertheless the spirit of our people is not to set up this difficulty as an alibi, but rather as a challenge to their inventive genius and resourceful ness. , NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY ' R. J. ELD RIDGE, Manager. DR. G. F. BARBER, Dentist. Union block, Brattleboro. " CHASE & HUGHES, Attorneys; practice in all State and U. S. Courts; 63' Main St. Tele phone, 914. - .' ' . ' H ASKI N S & SCHWEXK, 'Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. P.rattleboro; Vt. FRANK E". BARBER, Attorney at Liw.; Bar- bcrKuilding, .Brattleboro: ' '' BARROWS ' & COWtolc3ale and Retail Dealer in t oa!j ,o( all kinds. Office, 37 Main St., HrattTeboro. . ...... BOND & SON, Exclusive Undertaking.,' Auto mobile service.' .Telejihone 264-W. ! 1 ) rv The Clancy Kids 1 CSS The Team's Uniforms Have Arrived By PERCY L. 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