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THLE BRArrXEBORO DAILY REFORMER; WEDNESDAY . DECEIBER 1, 1920.
'.a t-t Our Grist Day is Tuesday It is unnecessary to leave grists simply wait a few minutes and they are ready for de livery, saving your time and we also are in po sition to give SPECIAL PRICES to those bring ing grists to our Mill. E. CROSBY & CO. Christmas Shoppers Place your order at once with your dealer for Xmas boxes of Cigars, Cigarettes and Fancy Glass Jars of Tobacco. We also have a good as sortment of . Schrafft's and Daggett's Choco lates in fancy boxes. When Nature Won't: Our Glasses Will Give You Natural, Comfortable Vision "OPTOMETRISTS) U BRATTLEBORO, VT. NO PROFITEERING The largest Optical Establishment in Vermont wcrcaxwt Mr. Goodsight Says: You can save your peace of mind by saving the pieces if your glasses, should you break them. We can read a broken lens a a prescription, and will grind an exact duplicate in a short time. We pay the same careful at tention to this work that we do in filling our own prescriptions. Vaughan & Burnett Optometrists " 141 Main St BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manager ' v ' Passenger and Baggage Transfer LOUIS I. ALLEN TeL 536-W ExMpt and ' h America Baildlm . Mala BtT Brtttleboro, Vrwont. iKrui All Cotnmnnlavtioma M Tk Ef ormr.' - raitMt or iubscxhtiox SinfU CopU ." Three G.ntt One Week fcitfctee Cerf One Monti Serent -ffiT Cent Oae Year Eii'ht Dollars Entered in th pottoffic t Brtbor econd clui matter Ta Etfannar Telepkon mkr t 127 foi BotinM Office and gdt ril Eoom. TO ADVERTISERS. Tramtent dyertiiing Run of pap . 9t at an Inch for firat inaerrion, 30 cent an inch for each aubaequent insertion. Llmi4d apace on firtt page at double ratea. Space ratea on application. Claatified adrertiaementa F1t cent Hne firat inaertion with 50 per cent diacoUat for each subsequent insertion without ckaae of copy. Miuimum chart 2S cents. Caafa wttr order. 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The Reformer ia on sale ersry erenimg by the following news dealers: , Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co.. C- W Cleaveland. S. L. Ponton (Eateyrille), Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 297 South Mam St. (Fort Dummer district.). West Brattleboro, J. L. Stoekwell. East Dnmmeraton, M. m. Brown, Putney, M. G. Williams. PTewfane, N. M. Batcbelder. Weet Townahend, C H. Groat Jamaica, R. J. Daggett Sonta Londonderry, F. H. Tyler. South Vernon, E. B. BuSnm. worthfcld. JUia- Thompson Brea. Weet Cheat erfeld, If. H, Mrs. W. itreeter. Hinsdale, H. H.. W. H. Lrjnsa. Oreenteld, Vat., Greenfiend Ifewe Greenteld, Mat, C A. Hay- WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1. 1020. ADVICE TO RAILROADS. To the general public the suggestions f Federal Judge George Anderson of Boston, formerly a member ot tne lnicr- ;tnte commerce commission, to the rail road men in Boston sounds sensible and elpful. The judge criticizes the oook- Uecnine of railroads because it. me most elaborate and expensive and at the same time, the most inadequate and generally the worst used in any great business in- the world. It lacks cost accoanting and "most of our railroad men drm't know when they are getting a new dollar for an old one." lie also condemns the "absurd scheme of paying the same scale of wages all over the country, regardless of living conditions and of the amount of work required, to all men holding a job carry ing the same name." He continued, "The artificial standardization of wages on a mere money bafis that is, regard 'ess of money purchasing power in var ious sections and of the quantity and oualitv of service required of such em ployes as station agents and freight handlers in large overworked section as compared with small stations in whic the business is limited to two or three lmnrs a dnv cannot be justified. This utterly unsound and unjust standardi zation hits northern New England very heavily. It is, in my opinion, the plain duty of all charged with responsibility for this situation to deal with it aix at once before further financial disastei ensues." Besides bcins: wise this advice reveal: another reined v than raising freight and passenger rates to extortionate levels something thnt has been repeatedly trio without giving relief for present rail road ills. Railroad managers may justl.v "In mm ''hat present wage conditions have been forced upon them by a labor con trolled srovernment. but they should be able to show the injustice of such reg ulations and relieve themselves of them. They also should give the revenue pro- ducing public more intelligent and ef ficient service than that indicated by Judge Anderson and 'see if that would not relieve the patrons of the roads from more excessive rates than they arc now paying. TWENTY- FOUR. Atgii CopjrrtsliU Prison doors are yawning for the peo ple who are selling poisoned liquor which kills. The punishment which was accorded "Dr." Bisbee some years ago ought to prove enough warning, says the Baxre Times, with the sale in that city of .home-brewed knockout drops fresh in its memory. If those who concoct such stuff would only try it out on them selves first. The door of the undertaker yawns, too. The Th et ford correspondent of the Barre Times suggests that the coming leg islature consider the repeal of the law requiring horse-drawn vehicles to carry lights in the night, saying it is seldom observed and never enforced. A ser ious smashup some night may wake up the Thetford citizens. It is no fault of the legislature that the law isn't enforced in their town. ASPIRES TO BE MARSHAL History repeated itself up in Stowe the ther day when a sawdust-filled cuspi dore caught fire from, . a match or cigar tub and burned a hole in the floor and partition before it vas discovered. A receptacle of this nature may be a nec essity in some places but why not sub stitute something fireproof for the ancient wooden box filled with inflammalle material? ft f i t x4 Ji 1 i 4 y 4 '-a FRED L. DAVIS. A CHEERING PROMISE. Tliere is assurance in the statement of Admiral Benson, head of the United States Shipping board, that prosecution of graft cases and other offenses by shipping board employes will soon be commenced in several cities and that new cases will be submitted for prose cution wherever they originate. ' The country has been shocked by the revela tions made by witnesses before the Welsh investigating committee and fur ther discouraged by the thought that "nothing will be done about it." History confirms this thought because very few prosecutions have followed the exposure of glaring dishonesty of jolit ical organizations in previous investiga tions. The exposure of dishonesty and wanton waste by the airplane board was glossed over by the secretary of war and no accounting ever made for the misuse of government funds. The nauseous meat scandal of the .Spanish-American war days did not bring punishment to any of the offenders and numerous other instances might be cited. The public hopes that the beginning of prosecutions in the shipping scandals is the establishment of a new policy of bringing the defrauders of , the govern ment to justice. Wo are watching in a hopeful spirit. Commercial travelers of Manchester, . II., have asked the incoming Ne Hampshire legislature to enact laws re quiring longer bed sheets in hotels. Are New Hampshire sheets shorter than those of other states or are the traveling sales men of Manchester taller? The eyes of the Rutland Herald edi tor must have been "peregrinating" for he makes the sprightly observation that "moleskin coats with fur collars seem to be a big help to the young women who are still "rolling 'em down." Surgeon General Cuinmings regards the nation as immune to any serious visita tion of influenza this season. May he be correct in his view of the situation. We have paid dearly for the immunity. The old Puritan Sabbath might never have been so blue if the Mayrloweritcs had had any acquaintance with golf aud automobiles. Although election is over, Rutland, with five aspirants for the postmaster ship, can continue discussing candidates. Free Advice. (Rutland Herald.) Free advice is usually worthless and often the most expensive thing a person enn use, so the following may be dis united accordingly. Tliere are, how- "'cr, certain underlying facts that tell too-r own story. Tio detentions from Rutland and Ea oille counties in the legislature are Mkelv to be found prettv solidlv aliened fur the restorntion of, the normal schools if Johnson and Cnstleton. not so sol idly ii'gned agninst n teachers' college, some r.'oe in ermont. and decidedly "from M:oiiri" when it conies to the whole ed ucational problem. This condition -ill be more or ss re fl'-etcd in other de'egations and in the minds of manv other losri1ator. so '-'m5 fpirlv clear that the more the friends of Johnon and. Cistleton concen trate on something on which n maioritv ""n nsree the nearer thev will come to tho nocmipliKhment of their plans. I he Herp'd is neutral in menw to nos normal schools. It has believed in '" plnn'for ft centml normal school. bt ?th the whole mntter in the air and the fnances of a deadlock fnirlv certain b- Mvccn those who favor the tefll'prs' col- Vr.. ;n connection with tb TTnivpritv " ermont nnd those who favor it else whore, it eets down to saving what we "fv". liat follows, then, is not only "rqtnoiis but possiblv open to m'w,T. fnirtion. Whsit will tho two delopntions and the two normal school committees gain by ho1 'prinsr lipr fire? Whit wil' the- enin bv jnstantlv nn t"iP7,!n!r the friends of "the present school system, the present school board "d the present commissioner of educa tion? The logic of the whole situation noints to co"centrting on one or two things, evpludir" all controversial matter so far s nossibio.- -vnd "eojne after the bacon," as the sporting phrase has it. One of th prime essentials of such a nlan is potting together, so The lTr. old's free advice eets down to Lamoille county and Rutland conntv co-oneratinr on a practical program and cutting out everything that tends to work against it. j in other words, omit the Stearns plan Secretary of Vermont State Fair. Fred E., Davis,' secretary of the Ver mont State fair.'fias announced his can didacy for United-! States' Marshal to succeed Arthur P. ''Carnter of Brat tleboro. Mr. Davis is Wt years old and a lifelong Vermontcr. ' lie was represen tative from the town1 of P6mf ret in 1!KM) and senator from Windsor couritv in HHKl This year he was elected to represent the town ot Hartford where his home is. receiving a unanimous vote from the five villages that comprise it. in all of its destructive features and lay out a plan for building up what we have, not tearing it down. Specifically, con centrate on the two normal schools and let the rest of the educational problem come up from other sources. We don't know how this looks to the eminent fulminator from Johnson, but it sounds like good sense down this way. "checking up," but it shows that mere memory, unsupported by facts and rec ords, is pretty thoroughly unreliable. Twenty years isn't so very long since, measured in terms of progress. CLIPPINGS With Now s Comment and Then Only a Caption. ' Today s Events Birthday greetings to Queen Alexandra. 6 years old today. ' . Gen. Alvaro Obregn will be formally inaugurated today as president of Mexi- .The National Association of Commis siners of agriculture meets in annual ses sion today at Chicago. Representatives of the five Central Am encan republics are to confer today at tsan Jose, Costa, Rica, on plans for a closer union. Housing problems and ways to promote ownership of homes will be considered at tb e twelfth annual Governors' conference opening today at Harrisburtr. Pa. - Many speakers of prominence are to be heard : at -the Quadrennial meeting ef the-Federal. Council of Churches of C'hrint in America, which is to begin its ses sions today- in Boston. ; ( Whether the present liberal govern' ment.of Premier Oliver shall be retained in power in British Columbia or replaced by a conservative government tinder W. J.. Bowser .Will P rfplprminnrl suit of the provincial election today. Two widely known officers of the U S. army Brirr ficn .l-.iw if;,i.n ...i. commanded the American troops in Eng land during the World war, and Brig.i Oen. Henry C. Hodges, jr., who com manded the Seventy-sixth division will ic piacea on trie retired list today on their own applications. In The Day's News. Alvaro Obregn, who takes office today as president of Mexico, is more of a mas ter of tlje southern republic than any of the 10 presidents she has had since Diaz. Lnhke other men who have made his torv in Afovinn ha ia ,i.f n ,., i .. . - -. ' ' " " v a rr j mn i UV training, but rose to distinction and pow-' 11 aner ,w years spent in the peaceful I pursuit of farming. Nevertheless, when' the occasion demanded, he proved liimself a military leader of unusual ability. He first appeared largely on the Mexican map when, in the revolution of Francisco Madero. he raised a troop of Yaqui In dians and defeated the federals in a suc cession of battles. Later he took up the banner of Carranza against Huerta and more recently took part in the movement resultillir ill tho nvorthrnw rf f,. ranza government and the election of himself as president. Little Benny's Note Book By LEI? PAPE- Ilerray for the North Pole. A Tlay. ' Scene, ice a'l efround. Captin. If we dont see the North Pole pritty soon wy I dont beleeve there is eny. t 1st sailer. Lets toss up to decide weather we go back or not. Im tired looking. at Eskimoes. 2nd sailer. Nobody cant say this' aint a cold climate. ? 3rd sailer. Wat lattytude . and longi tude is this, captin? Captin. Wat do you allways wunt to know that for? ... . . 3rd sailer. O jest for the'"takc "of joggriffy. ;.. 1st sai'cr. , It awt to be sumviajes er round beer for the simple reason because we've looked - everywares elts, O look at the big wale, lets chase it! 2nd sailer. This is a biznisH trip. 3d sailer. Wat . lattytude . and longitude are we now, captin? ' - ' Captin. Im bizzy thinking;. -. 1 1st sailer. There goes a lot of .more Es kimoes. If they dident look so mutch alike there mite be more variety to them. 2nd sailer. If its as cold erround -the South Pole as wat it is erround heer, theyre wekme to' it. . 3d 6ailcr. Would you. mind telling me wat lattytude and longitude it is now, Captin? , . Captin. I certeny wood. 1st sailer. Ice ice nuthing but ice and the peeple erround the equator that reely need it havent hardly got a 10 cent hunk. 2d sailer. Pole pole I spy the ple. 3d sailer.. Does it look like the north one? Holey smoaks who knows wat lat tytude and longitude this is? Everybody Ilerray. The end. . Again wedding bells have been ringing from one of our nearby farms. Weldie Stewart was married to Hobart Manning recently. Ihe best of wishes from all We understand they will live around here. Good. North Hyde Park item. The bells have rung, A song is sung. The parson's work is done ; The new clothes shown. The rice is thrown. The twain are now made one. A motor car will journey far Will journey far. The honey moon lias risen;1 " They honk the horn And soon are gone: He's her'n and she is his'n. Easy Trailing. George Smeldt. a patient at the .Con necticut state hospital, escaped early this morning. Middletown item. Dissecting Miscellany. (Rutland Herald.) A close reader and student of The Her ald calls attention to some very interest ing misstatements in a recent bit of mis cellany published in these columns under the head of "Twenty Years Ago" : 1. "Ladies wore bustles." Ask you wue, says mis critic, ami actuailv mos of us will remember that the bustle dates back nearer -10 years than 20 . Operations were rare. Opera Hons are always rare in a comparative sense, says the critic, as the overwhelm ing majority of people never need to ex perience the operating table, yet most or us can remember distinguished sur geons of 20 years ago oiierating almost night anil day. .1. "NolMtdy swatted the fly." The crusade against flies began in ISOSdur ing the Spanish-American war, when camp doctors proved beyond question that flies were directly responsible for typhoid contagion. 4. "Nobody had seen a silo." Con gressman Frank L. Green distinctly re members taking a lecture in his newspa per days on silo advantage delivered by George Gregory Smith, as far hack as lN-v. Nome one must have built a silo by that time. i. "Nobodv had appendicitis." They had it all right but called it inflamma tion of the bowels and died of it 0. "Nobody wore white. J shoes.?' Yachtsmen, tennis players. , baseball players and manv others nave worn white shoes in Europe for half a cen tury, oertainlv.- Some of tis can re member them prior to 1000, pretty gen erally worn, too. 7. "Cream was five cents a pint." Ha means milk was five cents a quart. The "oldest inhabitant" hasn't yet re called any good old times when cream could be bought bv the pint for half that. As a matter of fact, folks who took in milk took in enough to skim 8. "You never heard of a "tin Liz zie." Not by that name, but the automo bile dates back to ISO.'. . Doctors wanted to see .your tongue. Thev do yet. 10. "Advertisers did not tell the truth." 11. "Nobodv cared for the price of gasoline." Do thev now? 12 "The hired cirl drew one-fifty a week." Reliable memories set the min imum at and hard to keep them at that. 12 "Folks said pneumatic tires were a joke. Some of us can remember doing some prettv good mileage on bi cycle pneumatics considerably before that time. 14.- "Publishing a country newspaper was not a business. .Back files indi cate that such papers as the St. Albans iuessengor. Free Press. Rutland Herald and a half score of Vermont weeklies were doing a fairly good business even then. One might continue through the whole Chiropody or Agriculture? Harrison Hargis, who is now S7 years old, was unable to cut his corn and our teacher had the heart to go and eut till school time and then work after four o'clock till dark. Big Sandy News. Tliere was a young man of Touraine Who had a most terrible pain ; He was feeling quite perky Ti'l he filled up on turkey. From stuffing he could not refrain. Owen's Thoroughbred Nightmare. One night last week, Owen, Baugh dreamed he was a race horse. He arose from the bed and went galloping around the room, flew the track, went to jump what he supposed was a fence but was the upstairs window hut when he picked ininseit up and stood on his hind legs he found he was somewhat bruised Oren was in town Sunday and said it was some experience but did not want to repeat it. It might have been worse but we are glad he is doing well. Aurora Advertiser. And There Were Sounds of Mirth. Opal Laffer and Maudie Titterington spent the night with Mrs. Jod Laffer last Tuesday. South Brown's Creek item. - Folks We Are Sorry For. V Our tears gush forth for poor old John, ine one wno piays me tuon. His doctor told him to go South, And winter down in Cuba. Boston Herald And how we grieved for Tom. poor chap; How fast our tears did fall When he announced that for his health lied gone to Montreal. Something New in Christenings. A western correspondent send. in this cupping, showing what a dog-goned transjositton will do to an otherwise perfectly good news item : Mary Beatrice was the name bestowed upon the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs . II. Lubkeman at the christenine ceremony nekl last Thursday, the Rev u. I. Kenison officiating. Miss Lottie Boyd and John AYhorton are the doe- parents. Printer's Auxiliary. The High Peaks of Society. Miss Minnie Isert had an oyster soup supper with one of her friends one night hist week. Aurora Advertiser. Why Blame The Cow? Mrs. Lena Calkins, having fallen down stairs while after eggs in her barn, hurt ing one of her feet, has sold her cow to Mrs. tola i reurtdt. Wellington tO) Enterprise. Today's Ann! versa l ies. 1SI6 Seth Thomas. vthe founder of the clock manufacturing industry in America, born at Thomaston, Conn Died there, April 28, 1888. 1840 The lower tariff .law of the United States went into effect. 18GX) King. Victor Emmanuel made his public entry into Sicily. 1870 The Xlormons in Utah incorporated Zion'8 Co-operative Mercantile In stitution. 1883 Patrick O'Donnell condemned to Heath for shooting James Carey, the informer in the Phoenix park murder eases in Dublin. 1890 Irish Home Rulers in parliament met to take action in the Paraell case. 1900 The German emperor declined to receive President Krue-er. 1919 Lady Astor. formerly Nannie La wr it onie of Virginia, took the oath a a member "of the British house . ot commons. - One Year Ago Today. Prince of Wales arrived home from his American tour. j Kansas volunters mined coal because' of the nyners strike. Today's Birthdays. A 1 i r tr: George of England, born in Copenhagen, Edward I. Edwards, the present gover nor of New .Tersev lvrn in .Tersaex- Oitv- 57 years ago today. Brig. Gen. Mark L. Hersey. U. S. A . who has been assigned to the command of famn Devens. born at Stetson Maine 57 years ago today. Samuel M. Ralston, former governor of Indiana, born in Tuscarawas county Ohio, 63 years ago today. lr. William T. Hornaday. director of the New York Zoological park, born" at Phiinfleld, Ind., 60 years ago today. direct market, but the constant-interposition of the middleman, with his toll of profit or profiteering, has kept, the food producer from realizing his fair share of the final price paid by, the pro ducer. . - - -. The Herald doubts -whether the fed eral government can profitably or ef ficiently go into the business of help ing the farmers to market their' produce direct. Its conduct of other similar aids to the poor, distressed agriculturist hare net heen exactly a howling KucceM, but possibly some way cr.n be found, to help a little. f t In the end, the matter gets back' to the farmers themselves, their county; bureaus, their co-operative creameries, dairymen's associations and other" agencies which they can more or less control. .-Much is being done in that line, and probably ni"re can be done as time goes on. Congress can well afford to heed the de mand of the farmer for help in getting a fair share of the price paid for his produce but before it gets into legisla tion along extension lines it might be well for congressmen . to. hesitate and cast a judicial eye over a few somewhat sobering failures along that line.. It's Their Durability. (St. Johnsbury Caledonian.) The overhall factory at Brattleboro has shut down for a few weeks. The overha'.l "clubs are probably all supplied. Big Demand for Maple." Maple appears in fifty of the fifty five industries into which the uses of wood in the United States are. gen erally divided. No other wood has a record so nearly approaching univer sal use. Oak, red gum, basswood and birch approach maple, but fall a little short. It appears In a few Industries where they are not found. Maple leads all other woods of the United States In the Industry which produces boot and shoe findings. i - Farmers' Market Problems. (Rutland Herald.) , Among the fairly audible demands to come before the new congress, that of the farmers will probably make some disturbance. Farmers have not profited as they should by high prices, and one of the plans prosed is for co-operative marketing under government supervision. Vermont . has done . something along th" line of aiding the fanner to find a "Tell yonr Mother . KEMP'S BALSAM will Stop that Cough, Bill. My" mother gives it to me when I get a cough and yoa don't hear me coughing all the time. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Romsdal, and is a young ndy of many accomplishments. She graduated from the Cohvell high school in June and from the Midland Linotype school in August, and is an accomplished musician. Toledo Chron icle. You ought to hear her nlav "Etoain Shrdlu" by Mergenthaler. Bargains in Used Gars 1918 Touring C,ar In very good condition, has block for. starting equip ment. Tires very good. Trice $425. 00. ' 1919 Touring Cnr, Hassler shock absorbers, speedometer and block for starter. An unusually good Ford. Trice $450.00. 1919 Runabout, 30x3 tires all around. Unusually good motor In car. Trice $375.00. 1917 Touring Car in good shape. Trice $350.00. 1916 Runabout, good condition. Trice $250.00. 1917 Chassis, has excellent motor. Trice $225.00. . 1920 Touring Car, shock absorbers, equipped with the Ford starting and lighting system. Tires very good. Trice $475.00. 1911 Touring Car. When this car is sold It will have a new motor In it. Everything about the car is in better shape than could be ex pected for a car of its age. Trice $250.00. 1917 Runabout Truck, a good one. Trice $250.00. 1916 Touring Car, as good a car as was ever made of that model. Trice $250.00. 1920 Runabout, in excellent shape. This car was sold four months ago for $625.00. Has a few accessories on it. Has starter block. Trice $425.00. 1916 Extended Ford, delivery body with top over entire car, curtains for side and rear that completely enclose body. In very good shape. Trice $250.00. 1914 Runabout Truck, would make some farmer a wonderful car for the price, $175.00. 1917 Touring Car, Springfield starter aud lighting system that works. Car is in very good shape. Trice $300.00. 1918 Ford Touring Car, newly painted. Best of condition. Trice $350.00. JOHN E. SMITH & CO. CORNER MAIN AND HIGH STREETS BRATTLEBORO Education. Education is the leading of human souls to what Is best and making what is best out of them, and these two ob jects are always attainable together and by the same means. The training which makes men happiest In them- splves nlso makes them most sorvfea. article, which was re-printed in The Her-. w t0 others. Ruskln. aid from an exchange without much ' Send Your Faded Garments by Parcel Post to The National Dyeing and Bleaching Works Garment Dyers ASHUELOT, NEW HAMPSHIRE Trompt Service Reasonable Trices Efficient Workmen Trice-list sent on application. Our Satisfied Customers Are Our Greatest Asset. J.i