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THE BltAlTLEBOltO DAILY KEFOUMElt. WEDNESDAY, JANUAUY 11), 1921.
ft- 3.: Iff v. CROSBY'S Scratch Feed Is manufactured from re-cleaned grains, in eluding Cracked Corn, Oats, . Barley, White Wheat, Kaffir Corn, Milo, Seeds. and Sunflower CALL 135 E. CROSBY & CO. A RAW, SORE THROAT Eases Quickly When You Apply a Little Mustcroie. And Musterole won't blister the old-fashioned mustard plaster. Just spread it cn v;i:h your fingers. It penetrates to the acre spot with a gentle tingle, loosens the congestion and draws out the soreness and pxin. Musterole is a clean, white oint ment made with oil cf mustard. It ia fine for quick relief from sore throat, bronchitis, tcnsilitis, croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, headache, congestion, plsurisy, rheumatism, lum bago, pains and aches of the back 01 frosted feet, colds on the chest. Nothing like Musterole for croupy chil dren. Keep it handy for instant use. The Top of the Evening Yes, sir. It is the flowers from YOU, which will bring the light to her eyes and the joy to her heart. You are not likely to for get but make sure to send just the flowers she likes the best. SAY IT WITH FLOWERS HOPKINS THE FLORIST When Nature Won't Our Glasses Will Give You Natural, Comfortable Vision NO PROFITEERING The largest Optical EstaMlshmeat In Vermont lOTl OPTOMETRISTS) BRATTLEBORO, VT. Passenger and Bag gage Transfer LOUIS L ALLEN Tel. 536-W . 1. 1 f IP X IS w s Published Every Evsnlag Except Sunday at The American Building Annas, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Address All Communications to The Reformer. TERMS OF SUBSCMPTIOII. Single Copiea One Week .... One Month . One Year .... Three Cents Eighteen Cents Seventy-Fire Cents Eight Dollars Entered in the postoffice at Brattleboro as second class matter. The Reformer Telephone Number is 127 For Business Office and Editorial Soome. TO ADVERTISERS. Transient advertising Run of paper, 5 cents an inch for first insertion, 30 cents an inch for each subsequent insertion. Limited space on first page at double rates. 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The Associated Press is exclusively en 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 hereto- The Reformer is on sale every evening by the following news dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C. W. Cieaveland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyville). Brooks Houe Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News stand. Gilbert T. Pollica, 297 South Main St (Fort Dummcr district). West Brattleboro, J. L. Stockwell. East Dummerston, M. E. Brown. Putnev, M. G. Williams. Tfewfane, X. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C H. Grout. South Landonerry, F. H. Tyler. South Vernon, E. B. Buffum. Northfield, Mass., Thompson Bros. West Chesterfield, N. H., Mrs. W. Strseter. Hinsdale, N. H, W. H. Lyman Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass.. C A. Hays. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 10, 1021. FOREST TAXATION. State Forester W. G. Hastings in his biennial report makes some meritorious suggestions regarding the taxation of forest lands ami timber in Vermont. First lie shows that the present system of taxing forest land and the growing tint l.er on it at its actual value makes 1 1 in ber growing unprofitable because the taxes at four per cent comouhd inter e.-t amount to more than tho value of the timber. He states that any tiinlx-r hi ermont nf years out or over na cost more in taxes than the stumpage is worth. In addition to this is the pur chase price as an increased loss in the business. lie states that a crop of tim ber should not be taxed 30 or more times any more than any other crop. To remedy the situation he reeom mends the enactment of a law setting aside lands well stocked with forest trees! as forest land. He would have all timber on such lands classified as imma ture, mature and oer-mature stand Am- timber once classed as immature must be classed as mature for a perio of not less than four years and not more than 12 years before it can be classified as over-mature, this being the period allowed the owner to harvest his timber before it can be assessed for purposes of taxation. Forest lands are to be taed annually on the valuation of the land alone based on its power to grow timber and no taxes are to be assessed upon the immature or mature stands of timber on them. Over mature stands are to be taxed annually as personal property on their full stump- age value. Mr. Hastings's suggestion is that no forest land shall lie set in the list at more than $10 or less than $3 per acre and no other class of land cap able of producing forest growth shall be given a lower valuation than forest land The system is designed to make it pro titable to grow timber on the waste or partially waste lands of the state and change them from unproductive to pro ductivc areas. If the owner should at tempt to hoard a stand of over-maturo timber the taxation of the full stump ate value of such timber would make it unprofitable. The purpose seems coin mendable and practical. The valua tion of the land, however, would seem too high. There is little forest land that could pay annual taxes on a valua tion of $10 an acre a-ad considerable land that, is not worth $3 an acre for any purpose. Undoubtedly the legislature, if it acts upon this matter, would reduce these limits and make the law even more equitable than the state forester's sug gestions do. IMMIGRANTS ON IMMIGRATION. A committee of immigrant citizens rep resenting a group of foreign language newspapers wrote to Senator Pomerene. explaining that they represented half the population of the metropolis of the state, and asking him to use his influence against the proposed restriction of im migration. The senator's reply is worth quoting, as an answer to all such ap peals. He said : ''In your city, as well as in every in dustrial center in the state, ami in the country, thousands and thousands of men and women, native, naturalized and alien sojourners here, are out of employ ment, for how long a time no one can tell. "I regret conditions in the old world and sympathize with people in distress everywhere; but as a senator of the United States my conception of duty re-qnii"-- i-i.u.L- nft.r .tha unemployed here rather than to add to their number by leaving the gates at the ports of entry open, and as your association represents one-half of the people of a freat city it D r&wlqi (SHUT I! SWT. fef J THA' I jpSKillrtiisii DOOR I -.SHUT jsB S must include a very large part of the unemployed. "I crtamly under these circumstances. f it is your desire to aid them, and I know it must be. your views on the sub ject of further restriction of immigration annot in fact differ radically from my o r. "That sound policy from the stand point of America requires further lim itation than at present I have no loubt." That seems to leave little to be said. It is natural for foreign-born residents to want to bring their relatives to this eountrv, and some concessions must loubtless be made to that desire. But limits must be drawn, and the volume f immigration must be kept, down, for the welfare of these foreign-born people themselves as much as for that of na tive citizens. Their own feeling about the matter cannot be fully trusted, and their mistaken protests will have to lie dis regarded, if America is to be kept a land of opiortunity. CO-OPERATIVE STORES FAIL. Rciorts of failure of the co-operative tores started by groups of indignant oiiMimcrs as a protest aaginst high prices are beginning to come in. line ot the latest to give up the ghost is the en terprise started a little more than a year ig by employes of the United States reasury department. Unfortunately nany tit those who went into these hemes to save money will end by losing instead. The trouble is the same in most in stances of failure as that reported by the 'reasurv outfit. I he members tlid not co operate fully, and it was found impos sible to comiete with chain stores oper lted by experienced dealers. It is unfortunate for those who saw in co-operative buying and selling the solution of their woes that they have 'ome a cropper, but perhaps they can "onsole themselves by the philanthropic attitude that their united attempts un loubt edly were of influence in breaking he commodity- market. The subsidence of these schemes is .me more evidence ol returning normal business conditions, wherein the cus tomer and the merchant stick to their ndividual lines but refrain from undue attempts to stick each other. After all. the reputable merchant has his rightful place in the scheme of things. W'hih he public has learned certain ways ot ,-estraining him in hia efforts! to profiteer, it has also learned, in its efforts to sup plant him. something of his problems and the service which he renders to society- Years ago John C. Coolidge of Ply mouth was in the Vermont legislature as senator from Windsor county and his on Calvin made a visit to the capitol it the time to see his father help to make the laws of the state. Yesterday Calvin Coolidge as vice president-elect of the United States spoke to a joint assembly f this body and his father accompanied him as the visitor. One might readily imagine what the late Hiram Atkins would have said if, like the present luckless editor of the Argus, he were "hived up" for three weeks with scarlet fever and a Repub 'hau legislature in session under the dome! Rutland Herald. It would be just as well to leave it uo the imagination too. What better selection could be made for a prohibition enforcement coinmis doner to take the place of Kramer than Governor Milliken of Maine? What they know in that state from trying to enforce prohibition for the last 70 years ought to be of considerable assistance. The legislative machinery runs as smooth as if it was turned out on a Tones and Lamson company's lathe down n Springfield. St. Johnsbury Caledon ian. Who knows what new legislative ma 'hinery may be invented in the next two years? An advertisement ini the jNorthfield Xews requests the person seen picking ip a sweater on Main street to return t-to the News office. If we picked up a sweater in .Northfield, Vt., in January we should put it on immediately. If all the home brewers had to step Greetings and Salutations up this wcck with l.umi. me jienany they are subject to according to the re cent ruling of the treasury department. it would be a great observance of Thrift Week for the United States. There are now 7,HM.(KK) automobiles in the country, or one for every 10 peo ple. It won't be long before there will be no pedestrians left to run over. Emma Goldman says she had rather be in an American jail than in Russia. This is a good thing to remember in case Emma comes back to this country. "Lest we forget." the weather man re minded us that there was a zero mark on the thermometer. Our Sunday Liws. (St. Albans Msscngcr. ) Speaking before the Men's club of P.cthany church in MontM-lier. Senator Dunham of Prattbboro is cn-ditcd with having "sounded the note on more lib eral Sunday laws.'' He advocated on the part of the jM-ople a study of the Sunday laws in other states and referred to Maine where no blue laws exist and where the workinginen are allowed "rec reation of a nature that does not conflict with the devotions of others." From this the Messenger would iudge that some effort toward liberalizing our present rigid Sunday laws is to be made and that tossibly Senator Dunham will If connected with the movement. If so it will be well, for the Windham county senator is a Christian gentleman of the finest tyjM and would not give his sanc tion to any measure that would open the gates for anything in the slightest degree resembling the Continental Sun day. Anyone who looks the matter squarely in the face must recognize that some change of statutes on Sunday observance is necessary here in ermont. I he peo ple simply will not live ui to the pres ent laws. They have no resjx-ct for them. Disregard for one set of statutes tends to bring all law into disrepute. It is oniy gooa sense then, to have Sun. lav laws which appeal to the average good sense of the electorate. These law hould not reflect the strni?ht-l.i I'll ttfiti- ciples of the ultra-ivligious nor those of me non-religious. They should be such as the ordinaiv dcc'iit-livm. mm woman can resjiect. Automobile Registration. (Barrc Times.) .Judging by the number of prosecutions . i loa mU W1 various parts of the i-i I 'fiaiy ot state department, . . s niaige oi auioinoiiiie rcgula- yv"9' ' -""".' out a Poucy ot strict en- loicement ot the law regarding the regis- tiation ot motor vehicles. .Manv drivers sif ..I'll I ' . , . Li ! '"cles have been arreted and e nstr , o,? n V f ""'.V V legistration. this feature of the law must, of -onrs. l,o .ti.liel.l ir, tie upheld in .lanuary just' as much as in July, lest the whole law inn imo uisremie: and t he oum.is r ..m .j:.. . i .i drivers of motor vehicles might as well' understand that the state department at Montpelier means business when it says that cars must not be operated in l'r.M J unuer r.fo registration. .Many persons could save themselves considerable trouble' and bad standing in the secretary off klta1tt ..tlir... I .... KhOl 1 I .....vy-vmif ity ni?n:ii HU 1-1 OI I keeping their vehicles inside until they are prepared to meet the requirements of the law. And He Did! HOW 'BOUT ) ( HE8l'5 A COLLAR OF IT THAT TEN I AND YOU STAY RIGHT DOUAQSW HEPS AND I'LL BS RIGHT You ownJIbKoj with the othe ' VrtlL VOOPLCASE MOVE FROM iHEBe.THEY wSNNATEAS THE i i i."i!!;.i:i!:i;;i:!!ii:i;:!:r.i;:iiua!:.;iiiuii;xi!;;:i:!'!'i!Mi"':ni;u!i.!i,:ii!;!'i.:i:;:.! CLIPPINGS With Now a Comment and Then Only a Caption g g E ;i::i;it;Hii'm!::ra!i!mit!mn;m;;i!:: A Successful Arrangement. Johnson announced that a inilk thief had 1 A teitihc racket in the bam of A met his Waterloo at the business ena oi a farm mule. Johnson put the mule in the stall of a cow, which the thief had been milking for several nights. When the farmer reached the barn Wednesday night, shotgun in hand, he found a bat tered milk pail, a wrecked milking stool, a hat, but no thief. Atlanta Journal. ..... if Hoot Mon! In some places in Arkansas, it is said, a man may go at night and hoot like an owl. and within an hour a "quart of moonshine will be left at the place where he hooted. Kansas City Star. Sir: How I wished, when I was try ing to make out my income tax blank, that I could do as Isaac Dun no of New burg might and merely sign on the dotted line I. Dunno. D. U. P.. The class in anatomy will be inter ested in the ease, reported in the Wichita l Kan.) Eagle, of a young lady in the first row at the Palace Theatre in that city, who lost her equilibrium, slid from her scat ami landed iu the organ pit "on her own initiative. "--Springfield Union. Put how much better to land on her own than on that of someone else. Picked I'p in the Day's News. Died In Pasadena. Calif.. Mary, wife of Arthur Clapp. Boston Herald. Frederick Cressy exemplified the third degree of the Knight of Columbus yes terday. Beverly Times. Charles Crosby, who escaiwd from jail Tuesday, was arrested in Boston and given an additional sentence of three months. Beverly Times. Entertaining Father. Mrs. Laura Sotz had two hogs butch ered last Tuesday, her father from Cleve land being there for 10 days or more. Western Reserve Democrat. Swatting a Wild Rumor. Elmer Gibson. Sheriff-elect, has been the victim of a wild and false story cir culated during the last few days, start ing apparently- in nothing more than a baseless rumor. effect that both Mr. Gibson and Sheriff Jeff Bartell had been arrested by federal officers on liquor selling charges, and had been taken to Taeoma. The story -as absolutely without foundation and: t ;i.i am n har.liv tn nr- ' VlIOill Klui,t r rant ,i,,niai iiatJ it ,10t been that it had circulated so widely. Hoquaim . I..--..:.... Wash - ii'eioiwai! Sh-h-h! Ezra has just been wondering what sort of a mash Durum wheat would make. Dearie, Have You? Dearie, havo you seen The tulips and the pansies, Side by side In the Boston Public Gardens? The tulips lean Like giddy dancers at their ease. The pansies hide Like blossom Pekingese Whose mistresses are standing On their heads, gaudy silken skirts aloft. Dearie, surely you have seen The pansies and the tulips Batiking in the Boston Fublic Gar dens ! N. Y. Evening Post. No, Dearie, we haven t, but never again wall we miss seeing them Batik in tho Gardens. Ought to Be a Good Place to Congregate The society w-ill meet with Mrs. Ar thur Beers Wednesday afternoon.-? Whately item. A Serious Accident. The crushes on the Selbv cars at G p. in. are getting to be something fear- ful. Last night a woman was so iostled1 that one of her ears became uncovered. St. raul News. What's in a Name? LyV Stocking. D. IT. R. conductor, was held up at 3 a. m. this morning and mbbed of $34 in cash. Detroit, Mich., News. Knit a oh. ' Here lies the remains of Maria Seavcr Who had a case of scarlet fever. Her robe is white. Her husband's blue. But Maria's glad that she's through. B- The Thoroughness ef the MHchei. JV.Xt" eeclan 'to Buck Mitchell s boys don t do things the antique furniture industry in other by halves. The other day their dad was sections of the state. out hunting, came in nnl laid the gun on the jioreh, thinking all the shells were out. Three of the small boys came along land, boylike, they 1m"4S.ii to monkey with the gun. It went tfl and shot two oi them in the feet and one in the leg. England Democrat. From May to December, according to her husband's records. Mrs. McBuekle drove 11,203 miles from the rear seat. Philadelphia Public Ledger. Anybody around here do better than that ? Today's Events The one hundred and fourteenth anni versary of the birth of Gen. Hubert F Lee will be observed throughout the southern states touay. Dr. David Starr Jordan, chancellor em eritus of Leland Stanford, it- hk;;h. and one of the best known of American' iucaiors. ceieorates ins 70th birthday to day. Th oli:.i : .. . . i ..c ojuru iit-nnt-is are to meet 111 luunj iu uincuss me .suDjeci ot tier man disarmament, the reparations ques tion and the future attitude of the allies The Mississippi Valley association, oi- fcaiut-u iii n, jouis a yeeir ago touav to promote the interests of the Middle West, will open its first annual conven tion today in Washington, , D. C. A notable weddinz in Xew YoiL- todav will be that of Miss Mary Washington l.oml -Morosini, a gieat great grandniece of fjeorge Washington, and Captain Wil liam LAtayette trabbc. ot the I s marine corps. In the Day's News. Anatole France, who has caused some thing ot a sensation by declaring himselt in favor of soviet ism. has long held high iu.uk uuiiiiil; r reiicn l IP irv men. Ilo m-hs born iii Paris in 1844. and his father bcinsr a libra! ian and bookseller, it may be said that he was literally bred to literature. In early life he adopted journalism as a proiession, anil after a brilliant career of some years as an editor he tn arlnnllv drifted into t!e more pretentious work ot autlioiKliip. Jle has written numerous p ems, biographical sketches, literary crit- icisms and a number of novels. A skep- tie in religion and science, doubt inur all i things, his opinions and doubts he lias b put forth thro'.igTi the fictional characters g he has cieated. Critics have pronounced i nun the most graceful writer of modern f ranee. In lS!Mi he was admitted to the ricnch academy. Today's Anniversaries. 17-The eothn containing the bones of Columbus was removed from St. Do mingo to Havana. 1S07 enerai t;otert t. jee born in Westmoreland county, Va. Died at Lexington, a.. Oct. 12. 1370. 1S09 Kdgar Allan Foe. the poet ami au thor, Iwn n in Boston. Died in Haiti- more. Oct. 7. 1840. J3i' t liiiiaii lioUrigo, a toitihed town m Spain, was stormed and captured by the Jlntish. J5'i i nomas v minor, revolutionary pa triot and president of the bank of the United States, died in Philadel phia. Bom there Dec. 19. 1731. 1S71 The French made their last grand sortie from I aris. 1SS5 -Two hundred lives lost and several towns destroyed by avalanches in Switzerland. 1S9G Gen. Weylen succeeded Gen. Mar tinez Campos as captain-general of C uba. One Year Ago Today. A thorough investigation of Admiral Sims's charges of un preparedness of the navv department was demanded by Sec retary Danield. Today's Birthdays. Eugene Brieux, celebrated French dra matic author, born in Paris, 63 years ago today. Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell, former chief secretary for Ireland, born near Liverpool,. (1 years ago today. Joseph M. Carey, former United States senator and governor of Wyoming, born at Milton, Del., 70 years ago today. Prof. George Trumbull Ladd. for many veara n conspicuous tiaure in i ale univer sity circles, born at Painesville, O., 79 years ago today. Little Benny's Note Book By LEE TAPE. Pop was smoaking with his teet up and I was thinking of doing my home- werk without axuilly Uomg it, ami l sea Top? All present and accounted for, sed ini Meenine wat did I wunt. and I sed, ! Some man was beer to se you this aftir- noon and he sed he would come back to il it e. , I he dooce. sed iop, wat kind of a looking man? O. no speshil looking kind, jest a ordi nerry size man in a overcoat, 1 sed Im sure Id reckonize him enyware frum that discription, wat did he say he wonted? sed inm He sed he would come back agen to- nite, I sed. So you told me, but dident he leeve eny name? sed pop No sir. I sed, he sed he would be back agen tonite. Thats the "rd time he. sed that, sed lop, thats a confounded funny thing, I m not ixpecting eny me. t Do you wunt to know who it was, pop? I sed, and pop sod. Wy you jest got throo saying lot dident leeve eny name. No sir, he dident, pop, because wy should he, I knew who he was all the time, I sed. Well youre a brite young man, you . '''JT gess it if you dident tell them, sed pop, well w ho was it, w ho was it i Who, the man? I ned, it was Mr. El dritlge. Dont know him, 'icd lop, and I sed. Well he sed he would come agen tonite, he's the principle of our skool and I was throwing peeces of ooal and one went throo the window rite into his office; and broak the window on the wav. it was . . ... , a pritty big window, We'l III be confoui confounded, sed non. Winli r wten me nen rang nnd it was Mr. Eldrige agen and he told iop the win dow would cost 3 dollers and pop gave it to him and then he gave me some thing mutch werse. Adding to the Collectors' Interest. (Montpelier Argus.) I lie finding of a glass container of a et!!1 j1! V.Zn Sri m. inpuoii i list,- loill Ulllt IIUllltMl I, atil IMm-IIih with a trad mark "OIJ CYov " which some- of our nMr vs-i,-nt no aomii, win recall, was tound just a few days ago in an old sofa bought at auction I in Windham county. Its discoverv in kucTi 1,1 -is i t Gertrude Olmstead f - It r Gertrude Olmstead, winner ot a re cent newspaper and Elks' beauty con test, held in Chicago, is one of the latest "movie" beauties to be intro duced to the patrons of the motion pic ture houses. Miss Olmstead won over a large field of competitors seeking th; prize in the beauty contest. (j MY BOSS ecs preety busy guy a!!a right. Every day he i:otta uiaka plcnta letter or he no tnaka mooctui profeet. Meestcr P.ulluson, da man wot owna da post ofTeece, scnila beeni beega bunch letter every morning. And da boss he gotta senda Meestcr Bulluson some letter before can queota work at night. Lasa week he hire lcetle girl v.orka for heeui wot be calla stenoz. She ees preety gooda for look, too. But I tink da boss he talka weeth dat cheecken too mooch for getta sorna ting feenish. Now I dunno eef da boss ees gonna craze again or wot's matter. He say ees too moocha work answer too many letter every day. He tella me eef I could speuka da Engleesh leetle better I can hava da job answer bees mail. But I gotta suspisli ees somating wrong beside dat letters wot trouble da boss. Mebbe he gotta some more fight weeth hees wife, I dunno. I no wanta butt een hees beezness or tella somating he no like, but I betta secsa bits be gonna getta trouble weeth da family over lat letters somaday. Before dat Miss Stenog come worka for da boss I never see beeni pay at tensh wpeth da cheecken before. T.ut seence she been worka our place da boss he losa da head or somating. Everyday she go een da private of fcece and da boss he-talka weeth ber. One day I bust eeu dat place and da boss was talka lika devil to Miss Stenog. but she no care ver mooch. She only seet down, maka somating wcetli da pencil and leesten wot be talk. Da boss lie do alia da talk and dat cheecken she no say somating. Jusa between you and me and no for spreada round, I tink eef da boss fire Miss Stenog or queet talka weeth her so mooch mebbe he getta hees tetter wrote. I dunno. Wot you tink? O A LINE 0' CHEER By John Kendrick Bangs. IN RESERVE. When I'm alone 1 do not moan. And groart about my loneliness, But turn to see What memory Can do to ease away my stress. T live once more The days of yore. And soon the friends that used to be With laughter clear. And wealth of cheer. Come flocking back to comfort me. (Copyright.) -O- Youths Given Business Training. -Pittsburgh is taking the lead in training boys and girls as sales clerks by giving special merchandising courses in the junior and senior years of the city high-school course. At the same time the Carnegie Institue of Technology, which is co-operating with the large department stores of Pitts burgh, is training men and women to teach merchandising In both stores and schools. - - - ! r fciaEiesjia 1 " ADVERTISE IN TIIE REFORMER