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THE BRATTIiEBOIiO DAILY REFORMER,' MONDAY DECEMBER 13, 1020.
1 1 i i k i k P. it IS IS (i U i . w S3 is w Ui H The Flour business is the dullest for 10 years. The people have not quit using flour however, and dealers' stocks are low. What's going to happen to the Wneat market when everybody decides to buy Flour? E. CROSBY & CO. Budweiser If you enjoyed Bud weiser at the Vermont Wheel Club celebration, why not order a case de livered to your house frpm your grocer. liiii ifi ini ijii ij- 11 mi li mi it inTii iillVW fk in 1 T Ti aimmatt in .nn mini . i miii iiiii in r-ni" VORDAN O wfej .. -an 'm life ' 1 111 A ws err l rN i AiY EVESIGHT 100 tFflCIENT The eyes of very few per sons are un to the hun dred per cent efficiency mark. When eye de terioration starts in the change from good eye sight to bad is slow but sure. The growth of eye ailments can be re tarded and your vision improved if you will con sult us. 3l xOuai nrom OPTOMETRISTS ) BRATTLEBORQ.VT, ilJiiiasFoii BROOKS HOUSE n 'is-is; SO. G. E. 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All friends of the league of nations will be disappointed if the assembly now in session nt Geneva fails to establish the court of international justice so carefully framed by Elihu Root and other repre sentatives of world powers. Correspond cuts at Geneva predict that this assembly will .adjourn without creating suqh a court as strong opposition to it has de veloped. Orue correspondent says the committee' of jurists having this matter in charge favors taking the creation of this court out of the hands of the as sembly and assigning it to the chan cellors and the parliaments of the var ious countries, which means another con vention of chancellors to frame and agree upon a scheme and sign it and then the completed plan to be submitted to the parliaments of the various countries for ratification. Other members of the as sembly fear the court because it would take from the assembly the last vestige of initiative and power and reduce it to the impotency of an international debat ing society. To our mind failure to establish an in ternational court to which disputes be tween nations can be referred for adju dication and settlement would be unfor tunate because it would make the league of nations more of a league for war and less of an agent of international justice. Before an international court the rights of contending nations could be established and a decision rendered in accordance with those rights. The justice of the situation would have more influence than diplomacy or the desires of the contend ing nation. An institution working on these lines would be a stronger guar anty of peace "than an alliance of a part of tho nations of the world, which the league now seems to be. Failure to es tablish such a court will weaken the league and delay the security of peace in the world. n 1 Follow the Leader m HaaaM.ajBaBaajMsaaaaaamwaaaam ' ' ' . tr-i rrt n?r?n vu iw, . i 0 x4 - (Cjn"c) yyy - - 'v.-:-V'-'-v;:;s::v-v::;v;-v:v."vt:'-.v. ;:y.- Today's Events reads: "Wanted hand spinners, rolls sent by parcel post," we wonder if there are many of today who could respond and, stand by an old spinning wheel and twist the "rolls" into yarn for knitting? It is an accomplishment of days gone by and there are few of the younger gener ation who Lave ever seen it done. "While most of the wheels are now in the hands ot! collectors of antiques, there must be some still in working order in that sec tion that the advertiser has beard of. if the entertainment was not .ufforded, even though the jiassengers , may have reached their destination. "New Hampshire officials have clamped on the lid so tightly," says the Manchester Union, "that the combina tion engaged in smuggling liquor from Canada to Massachusetts by way of this state has passed along the word to the source of supply that the routes gener ally are too dangerous to utilize and that Christmas shipments should b routed through Vermont." It is up to Ver mont about now to see that the "lid" is in good repair and plenty of clamps on hand. One cannot help extending congratu lations to "Old Ephraim," the big buck deer of Stowe, who apparently has es caped the bullets of the hunters another season. His weight is estimated at 450 pounds and wonderful tales are told 'of his spreading horns. Ephraim must have wisdom to match bis size. Better Uses for Legislative Time. (Newport StauMard.) The committee, to propose amendments to the constitution of -Vermont has made a majority report for a return to the Sep tember election and a minority report against. It would be an unwise step to change the present November state elee- I tinn Plii r hi 1 1. m. f r . . . ...v... "ijij iiisumi-iii in xavor or mis is the claim of making Vermont a "barom eter state," and this is negligible. The notoriety to be. gainod thereby would not be a credit to the sate. The legislature had better put its ' time t more worth while legislation. The I?anner is earnestly in favor of changing the election in Vermont back to September. We do not understand how any person who believes in adver tising can object to the change. Vermont, with the larger states gets no mention whatever. Wiien our election was in September the state got thousands of eolunins of publicity all over the coun try. It was publicity that the state could not buy at any price and was worth much more than the few thous and dollars that it costs to hold two elec tions once in four years. We are cer tainly surprised to find so good an ad vertising medium as the Urattleboro lie former taking a stand so opposite to the principles on which all newspaper pros perity are chiefly founded. There are a'so other good and sufficient reasons which The ISanner will discuss later. Iicnnington Hanner. The Iieformer is willing to admit that Vermont received a great deal of pub licity from its September election but has serious doubts whether it was good ad vertising for the state. We can imagine some enterprising westerner commenting uion the result something Uifce this: "Well, I see Vermont has gone, over whelmingly Republican again. Funny state that. So one-sided politically that there is never any question which side will win. Peculiar folks, those Vermont ers. Still holding their elections in September instead of in November when practically every other state does." And then it occurs to him that Vermont hasn't kept pace with other states in pop ulation and he wonders whether it's be cause, her voters are as stiff -necked in other ways as the election custom shows them to be politically. It was very fitting that the officials who raided the hotel at fTicorideroga recently should transport their findings to headquarters in a motor hearse. They represented the dead-and-to-be-buried hoiies of the landlord. Not Sevm Tassenger Cars. (Greenfield Recorder.) As serious as was the Erving wreck with its loss of three lives, there can be only thankfulness over he fact that it was not a passenger train. which plunged into the horfe'niade by the swollen waters or the Mrlitrs river. Since seven cars or me tmgut train followed the, locomo tive i into Uie river, it is reasonably certain that if it harl been a1 passenger train which was involved the loss of life would have been appalling, . r Old, Hut Not the Oldest. ' (Barre Times.) Some idea of the antiquity of Vermont can be gamed from the information that a A est Brattleboro church is preparing to celebrate its 150th' anniversary this month. Uut that, of course, is not the oldest church in Vermont. VERMONT NEWS. Thirty children were operated on at a tonsils and adenoid clinic in Danville Thursday. The Peerless Knitting mill at Barre fhas been able to increase its number of operators and wilt soon, install new ma chinery to assist in increasing produc tion. Customs officials confiscated Saturdav at the Wt of Richford 3,f00 bottles of liquors valued at retail from $45,000 to JM ,000. lhe liquors consisted of Ca nadian c'ub, Gordon Dry Gin and 100 bottles of American liquor. The clerical force of the secretary of states office has been compiling the data connected with the number of accidents this year and they find that out of the 11.100 accidents rejwrted there have beeu ol persons killed n fatal accidents. The American peace mission must have been quite a lively aggregation, even though a peaceful one, to have caused damages and property losses to their headquarters, the Hotel Crillon, to the amount of $125,820. Unless there is more trapping this winter, we foresee terrible destitution and suffering among the girls. who wear sum mer furs. Rutland Herald. A few pairs of woolen stockings saveo for nest July may prevent some of it. The .Motion Is Seconded. (Rutland Herald.) The deer season suggests to The Brat tleboro Reformer the fact that Linus leavens commissioner of fish and game is a candidate for reappointment and that he ought to hold his lob. We second the As we are nearing the season of the mistletoe and its accompanying custom it may be an opportune" time to remind the bachelor girls that there are but 18 days left of Leap Year. Deer Hunting in Vermont. (Burlington News.) It is a little known fact that more deer per square mile of territory are killed in Vermont than in any other section of the ountry, but statistics compiled by the fish and game department of the different states go far to prove this assertion. Deer are shot each year in all but one the of the 14 counties and occasionally one is reported from Grand Isle, the smallest county and composed of two large islands. Many of the older hunters can doubtless remember when there was not a deer in the entire state. During the 0 years preceding 18S0 these animals, which fur nished early settlers with much of their meat and a considerable portion of their clothing, had practically become extinct. In 1878, it is said, a number of sportsmen living in Rutland and Bennington coun ties, including the late United States Sen ator Redfield Proctor, raised a fund with which to purchase deer and start a wild herd in the mountains. They secured 10 from a park at New York state prison at Dannemora, which were released in April. The following month they secured four more, and these were taken to the south ern part of the state. From these 14 deer have come the thousands that have been shot in Vermont since the first open sea son in 1S9G. For IS years the deer were rigidly pro jected by the state, which imposed a fine or $nu tor violation or tne statute that gave the animals immunity and it is not too much to predict that, should the pres ent season show a tremendous number of killings, more stringent game laws to pro tect the deer will be passed by the state legislature. LONDON LOSES ITS KIWI. Only Apteryx in England Is No More Wingless Bird Nearly- Extinct. The total extinction in England of th kiwi (or apteryx) has become a rcalitv HtKLfnAnDai,y. Mail bounces the fen Tfr f eKent 8 1ark ? onl vlw' y i 6 jBpec,e J8 llcarIy extinct in inLi alaH? u?w' lmt tlie British Zoo loglcar society has written to the New Zealand government asking if just one Sanctuary.1 be 8Paml from t,lc isla Zoologists will mourn the loss of the dwarf wingless ostrich more than the zoo visitors, for not one in ten thousand ever saw it while it hved there more than nine years. The keeper would turn out this queerest of birds cverv now and then, but the . long-billed bundle of ap athy and sleepiness scrambled back into us box as soon as released. A curious point about the kiwi is the tact that its nostrils are at the tin of its long worm-hunting beak, and in the ardour of the chase it emits an unpleas ant snuffing noise. Its mating call is a pig-like squeal. England is responsible for the Virtual extinction of this rare bird. British ships brought rats to New Zealand, so weasels were sent to exterminate the rats. When they had nearly wiped out the kiwi, the JNew Zealand government found a ratless island and consecrated it to the poor pint. J.ut the problem of saving an id iot bird that puts all its egcrs into one shell so to speak, was a difficult one. tne kiwi laid one er? a season, nearly as big as itself. Exceptional mothers would lay two eggs and then find it al most impossible to batch both, as tbo ends would project out beyond their as vney sat on them. N. Y limes. Wilbur M. Taylor, a prominent mer chant and me-iong resident of Derby, died suddenly Friday in Bradentowii, Fla., where he and Mrs. Taylor had in tended to spend the winter. They had reached Florida only one . week ago. Charles Blow of Burlington secured a 400-pound buck in Jeffersonville notch, but not until after the animal had charged him three times and the hunter bad successfully evaded him, was he able to send a bullet that struck squarely be tween the buck's eyes and laid him low. The other bullets merely grazed the sur face. ' Rollo Wakeman, and Ernest Smith, of Barton, were brought into municipal court and pleaded guilty to stealing money from the office of Robert D. Mer rill, the school superintendent, in his of fice in the school building. Judge Wright sentenced the boys to the Industrial school at Vergennes for the rest of their minority. At Montpelier and Barre the business depression is commencing to be felt in the granite belt. Jones Brothers' -Co. the largest manufacturers of monumental work in the world, shut down its plant Wednesday afternoon and probably will remain closed until after the first of the year at least. The company has been employing 000 men. " - The Bellows ' Falls Congregatipnal church has extended a-call to; Rev.- E. C Fellowes, who has been supplying at Hartland, to succeed Rev. John C." Prince as pastor. Mr. Fellowes has held pas torates in New York and during the war was active in Red Cross work. The Hartland pastor was granted a leave of absence and Mr. Fellowes has been substituting for him.-. Vermont writers are well represented' in the current magazines.. The leading story in last week's Youths Companion is by Miss Beth It. Gilchrist of Rutland, a well known author who caters to young people. The title is Heart's Desire, and Outing, contains ah. article by Dr. Ray L Smith alsp of Rutland -on winter fishing in Lake Komosecn. The De cerning Outing also contains a finely illustrated story showing winter hikers on Mount Mansfield by Leroy L. Litt'e. Noting an advertisement in one of the newspapers of northern Vermont I which An Accommodation Train. (Barre Times.) Commenting on our remarks about the sort of service given on the West River railroad where a train was stopped to per mit the trainmen and passengers to blaze away at deer along the route, The Brat tleboro Reformer rises to remark that this is an accommodation train and that it is so accommodating that it sometimes runs off the track for the entertainment of the , passengers. We presume it would, go as '. Xar-as- torefuad money -at - the hai oUice Chinese Barbers. The Chinese are not accustomed to tipping the barber. As a matter ,of fact the Chinese barber Is very mode$t ' in his prices, and his patrons can ob tain a hair cut. a head shave, a face shave, and in addition have his shoul- I ders and back massaged, all for a sum total of less than 5 cents. The straight razor used by Chinese barbers is a tri angular shaped blade with straight handle, folding up as does the Ameri can straight razor. The blades are made from old rails or any other crude steel which has outlived its usefulness In other directions!- The Remedy. Louise spent part of the: summet with a nervous aunt, whom the doctor told to rest arid relax several times dally. After Louise's return home she heard her mother complain of a nerv ous headache.- She said. "Mamma, I can tell you how to get rid of nerves Forty miles an hour over the snow bound roads is the speed Joseph Des sereau can demand of "motor-bob," a con trivance of sleds and a motorcycle which Joseph Dessereau and James Mc Donald of Barre have built. To operate the" motor is as simple. as driving an au tomobile : in fact, is practically the same. The sleds carried the two young men up Hill street, from South Main street to Washington street, one of the steepest hills in the city, while in second speed. A Stiff Upper Lip. ' Keeping a stiff upper lip is all right, but there's nothing commendable about It. Everybody keeps a stiff up per lip; has to. The upper lip can't be anything but firm. Ever watch a child overcome by emotion? It's the ' under lip that trembles, and then the jaw drops, r to open an' exit for the roar. Next time tell him to keep a stiff lower lip. It won't sound right, it will lack punch and probably will fail to inspire the subject to the proper de- gree of steadfastness, but you'll have the approval of the purist. Louisvilla Herald. Two years ago today President Wil son arrived in France to attend the peace conference. ' , Bishop Samuel Fallows of Chicago, one of the foremost leaders in the 'Re formed Episcopal church, is 83 years old today. Argument in interstate railroad rate cases affcctins " Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska and Florida is to be heard by the interstate commerce commission in i ashington, commencing today. ' '. . At . a meeting called for Washington today the. matter of liquidation of stocks and" price reductions is - expected to be taken up by the newly organized Coun cil of National Retail associations, rep resenting - five national associations in wearing apparel and other goods. In The Day's News. Bishop Samuel Fallows of the Re formed Episcopal church, who celebrates his eighty-fifth birthday today, has had an eventful career. Born near Manches ter, England, he migrated to Wisconsin in 1848 and worked his way through the state university at Madison. After two years Rervice as president of Gainsville university he accepted a Methodist pas torate at Oshkosh. He organized a reg iment for service in the Civil war and was breveted brigadier general. After the war he became state superintendent of public instruction of Wisconsin, and later held the presidency of Illinois Wes leyan university. In 1875 he transferred his allegiance to Uie Reformed Episcopal church and in 1S6 was made a bishop. As an orator, churchman, author, educa tor, and reformer, Bishop Fallows has long been ranked among Chicago's most distinguished citizens., Today's Anniversaries. 1642 New Zealand was discovered by Tasman. 1781 Dr. Samuel Johnson, the re nowned lexicographer, died in London. Born at Litchfield, Eng land, Sept. 18, 1700. 18d0 Near'y 1(K) persons were killed or injured when the steamer Anglo Norman exploded her boilers at New Orleans. 18C0 Earl of Aberdeen, who was Brit isli prime minister from ISIS to 1S."0.. died in London. .Bo;n in Edinburgh, Jan. 28, 17S4. 1871 A. T. Ackerman, attorney -general of the United States, resigned. 1801 Michael Daritt was injured ip. a fight of political factions at Water ford. Ireland. 1002 British and German warships bombarded Puerto Cabcllo, Ven ezuela. 1918 President Wilson and party were received with great state by the French government on their ar rival at Brest. One Year Ago Today. Allies reported to be ready to accept several treaty changes n order to secure American ratification. Today's Birthdays. Dr. A. Lawrence Lowell, president of nurvara university, Dorn in Uoston, U4 years ago today. Rt. Rev. John C. Farthing, lord bis hop of Montreal, born at Cincinnati, O r0 years ago today. . Emil Seidel Socialist leader and for mer mayor of Milwaukee, born at Ash land, Pa., 50 years ago today. Dr. Edwin F. Ladd, United States senator-elect from North - Dakota, born at Starks, Maine, 61 years ago today. Oliver II. Shoup. who has been re elected governor of Colorado, born in Champaign county, 111., 51 years ago today. Porpoise a Fast. Swimmer. There is another mammal that Is so fast no one has ever been able to find out how fast he is. This Is the por poise. . The porpoise can do stunts In front of the fastest boat that travels the bounding wave and when he is through after several hours of clown ing he flirts his tail and nonchalantly speeds beyond the horizon. The por poise will do his tricks under the bow of a nine-knot cargo tramrvor a 22- knot ocean greyhound. ,IIe is like the antelope in that he sets -his, pace ac cording to the speed -of the pursuer. Little Benny's Note Book By LEK PAPE. Sicily Practically Trteless. Sicily is practically a treeless coun try. In a Journey of 150 miles across the island, one can not observe a sin gle tree that would cut- a. .ten-Inch board. Wide boards (14-Inch) of Ital ian origin are employed In the making of heavy . boxes for., the shir uent of licorice. . The wood is a sped, i of Ca labrlan fir. t Mrs. Ebbits ioon. -being a-big lady. with a little baby, the baby being asleep and Mrs. Ebbits saying, -Cant -.we put him-upstairs, ware its quiet so; our tawking wont disterb' him ? Certeny, Bed ma. And she-carried the baby ut andr7aid it on the setting rnnm sofer and went down agen ' to tawk to" Jirs. iouits, me lissening to them a wile without getting mutch injoyment out of it so I went ud in th setting room aeen to see if the babv was still asleen. Wieh it was, but, it woak up pritty soon prob eiiy on account of me blowing on the top of its hed to see if it would have env effect. . I Holey smoaks its going to cry, I tbawt. Wieh it was, and I started to make funny faces at it to make it change its mind and laff, ony the ony effect was the opposite effect,, and the baby opened its mouth about twice aS wide 'as wat I thawt it could and started to yell like ev erything, mc thinking. Heck, holey mo ses. g. And I ukk ran in the setting room closet ano shut the door and Mrs. Eb bits and ma came running up, Mrs. Eb bits saying, The poor angel, -and ma say-" ing, The poor little lamkms. Me thinking The poor fish. And the baby kepp on yelling and ma sed. Maybe she wasent warm enuff, 111 get her another cover out of the closet heer. Me thinking, Heck, darn it. And 1 quick laid down on tl)e floor of the closet and pertended I was asleep, and ma op ened the door, saying, ell my goodniss, of alt things. Meening me, and I kepp on laying there as if I was asleep, ma saying, Benny, wat have you been doing t that baby? Me not ansering on ac count of not wonting to spoil the imita tion of being asleep, and ma shook me all her mite, saying, StoD this nonsents. Proving she knew all the time I wasent asleep, and I opened my eyes saying, I dident hardly "do enything to it, ma, all I did was blow on the top of its hed and make a few .faces at it. Well then. Ill hardly do enything to you, sed ma. And she gave me .four fearse cracks some place with a ruler. Not sounding like hardly enything but feeling like ,a hole lot.- To Cure a Cold In One Day. Take ' Grove's - LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE tablets. - The genuine bears the signature of E. W. Gove. 30c. 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