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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1921.
We have received at Brat tleboro a car of Bowker's Phosphate .which we offer from the car as follows: Bowker's Sure Crop Phos phate 1-8-2 $45 Bowker's Potato and Vege table Phosphate 2-8-3 Bowker's All-Round Fertil izer 3-8-4, 60.75 E. Crosby & Co. Brattleboro Vt' FIRE-PROOF LIQUID S T Q VJE P O L I S 11 I N G W A tin mam fceonrtk" v ricr mum U 1 5IZm 2 gwjsr i KJ - i s.-a MPINGO CO., BOSTON SOLD BY r W. II. Miles & Son V. J. IVntland, Jr. F. L. Lowe . ; Emerson & Son G. O. Abbott & Son .1. E. Rogers . J. E. Rushnell S. Wells & Son Wilder Farm Products Co. ,S. L. Purinfon II. V. Goddard II. A. Stebbins 1 F. E. Young & Son The Clear Crystal Lenses ive use in cur glasses are the only safe kind to use. Common, ready-made glasses are decidedly risky. Besides, no two eyes are alike in their needs. So it follows that only by expert examination of each eye can proper glasses be selected. ' We make such examinations and supply glasses nt reasonable rates. 9 1071 "OPTOMETRISTS) BRATTLEBORO, VT. Gibson'! Guitars end Mandolins and Bacon" Banjos and Ukuleles can be obtained only if purchased from the undersigned. Special rates for instruction and exceedingly easy terms on instruments. Two perfect "Gibson" Man dolins at a Real Bargain. Act quickly! K. O. COOKE 16 Prospect Court 'Phone Passenger and Baggage Transfer 1 OUISLJILLEN Tel. 53-W t Li- s? V i JzS m m X -a i!k tove 1 S -POLISH. ii . s . J X NOTICE! Published Every ETCTnicf Except Sunday at The American Building Annas, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Address All Communications to The Reformer. - TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single Copies Three Cents One Week Eighteen Cents One Month Seventy-Five Cents One Year Eight Dollars Entered in the postoffice at Brattleboro as second class matter. The Reformer Telephone Number is 127 For Business Office and Editorial Rooms. TO ADVERTISERS. cents! 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TIirilSDAY, MARCH 10. 1J21. KIVEUS AND IIARROKS. Tlio latest rivers and harbors bill car ries an appropriation of Sjtl.",000.1X)) for new construction. This means that tb" American people will pay about 14 cents apiece this year for improving all their seaports and internal waterways. Cora pare this amount with the hundreds of millions that the nation has been pay ing, and is still paying, for the construe tion of deep-sea ships. It is a ridicu lously small amount to provide harbor age facilities for all that shipping and what good is a vast merchant fleet with out Mich terminal facilities? Compare it with the vast sums pont on domestic transportation, by land and water, and consider in this connection the serious, inadequacy of railroad trans location and the relief in freight move ments and lower freight rates that might be expected from full development of the nation's waterways. ' Compare this $ 1,1, 000,000 with the bil lions that are now being spent on the army and navy. And if it be granted that those military expenditures are le gitimate, and necessary for the national defense, consider the invaluable military aid that might be rendered in time of war by a great system of internal waterways co-operating with the railroads and the deei-sea fleets of freighters and warships This is not a criticism of congress so much as of the American, people. Con gress does what it thinks the people want. It has been wared into foolish parsimony in river and harbor appro priations because the majority of cit izens have no proper conception of the value of navigation and are accustomed to regarding all appropriations for that purpose, outside of their own districts, as savoring of the "pork barrel." There has been a good deal of " pork" involved in the past, beyond doubt. But there has also been a great deal of valu able drcdginjjr anjd construction. rThe actual waste in recent years has been small and the opiortunitios for wise and remunerative expenditure along this line are immeasurable. While guarding against the waste of national funds in useless projects it is well not to lose sight of the' real issue. There should be a growing demand for a wiser policy hereafter in apportioning the nation's funds. PROFITEER CONTROL. Since provisions of the Lever act for restraining profiteers in fuel and food supplies have been found unconstitu tional by the supreme court of the United States, from now on the profiteer in these commodities will go unprosecuted unless some new statute can be evolved to curb his greed. The Lever act has always been subject to the charge of careless drafting and vagueness of application. It served its purpose for the time being, none the less, as one of the important agencies for bringing prices to a more normal level. It is to be regretted that it was not of sufficiently sound construc tion to be allowed to stand pehnanently. There is this for'congress to remember, that the Lever act was drawn up in ans wer to an insistent public demand. If the public keeps right on demanding that some sort of permanent legislation be devised to prevent the profiteer from picking the people's pockets, a valid stat ute will be forthcoming. Economic forces which the business in terests themselves cannot combat will help to hold the would-be trade robber iwsinnh imw Miiuw but' tfie opportunity and temptation will return. Delicate though the task may be, there must be - Happens yf ho Z i TH wrlv 1 WAS ONLY L JmWT Ml RAVIN' MAR01E5 MlIMl SO BLACK ? lift ' 0'J66R5 MA 'WWk . msli I'ut tve to 6Er Tri' j 9 Vj yovte mrN' f( fmm, L $toowN0,moz'i , m, ouch: , - I some concrete form in which the protest , of the public against unfair prices can be inado effective. Let the people de mand it strongly enough and they will get it. YOVIS OWN MOVIES.' The Country Gentleman has added1 its voice to the many which declare that the most effective movie censorship begins at home, with the patrons of the how. With the promise of color and voice soon to be blended successfully with film pic tures, the Country Gentleman sees the movie future bright. It also finds the movio present to a great extent a "mis used opportunity," in which too many producers continue to put out cheap and undesirable dramas. The same author ity finds, however, as does every honest investigator of the screen, many pictures which are sound, interesting, wholesome and informative. Given a range which provides both the fit and the unfit in pictures, it becomes a question of the choice of the patrons as to which they shall see. If they re fuse to attend the sordid or unworthy ex hibitions, and patronize the desirable films freely, "few theater owners will fail to heed the request for clean pictures by those who supiwrt them." "If they do," says the magazine, "the community can have its own picture show. In many, schools, churches and community houses public-owned outfits are bringing interest and entertainment to once jaded folks." There is a fruit ful and comforting suggestion. A man traveling for a Boston con cern whose territory covers five counties in northern Vermont reports that he has made all his trips through that country in a light automobile since December 1. Only once did he have to give up on a trip and the cause of that was getting in the deep ruts behind a heavy truck. Such conditions are unusual, for north ern Vermont is seldom as kind to the automobilist in winter. Maple sugar makers in the southern part of the state are already turning out the product which spells "velvet to so many Vermont farmers. Montpcl- ler Argus. Any sugar maker will say that there is so much labor mixed up in the "vel vet" that it cuts into the "pile" consid erably. The West Rutland citizens who cap tured three burglars red-harnled, with only one weapon and that an empty beer bottle, can now share the honors with the New York woman who took a silver spoon and fooled a housebreaker into thinking it a revolver. i If the allies hurry to Berlin they might collect quite a sum, the news from that city saying that the opening of the season at the race track brough out mil lions in wagers. It was declared at the track that all records for betting had been eclipsed. We predict that a wave of ill health demanding a spring tonic will soon de scend on Baltimore where at the instance of the brewers of that city the prohibi tion lid' has been taken from beer with a "kick" when it is. to be used as a med icine. , L The price of soda fountain delicacies has taken a decided tumble in, Rutland, thus setting the pace for the remainder of the state no doubt. Barre Times. We notice that the pace they have set is one which has been going "round the track" here for several months. A bit of newspaper gossip says it is rumored that the permit Mb, Burleson asked for the removal of a few bottles of choice vintage from his Washington cellar was delayed in the mails until after his f rain-time had arrived Now that letters are bewig sent across the continent in 33 hours, maybe we can get them delivered across the street in that time. Mrs. A. "Bl TaTf, whose husbanrf has become a member of President Hard ing's cabinet, is regarded as an author ity on New Mexican history. L ; '. : L About This Time .VERMONT NEWS. George M. Rood. 20 years a selectman of Woodstock, is dead at the age of 7'i. "Aunt" Martha Safford observed her ninety-second birthday anniversary at her home in Morrisville Saturday. She entertained, a dinner party and is ac tive about the house- each day, retaiuing her faculties to a marked degree. Secretary of State Harry A. Black has suspended the operator's automobile li cense of J. L. Powers of Burlington and O. P. Lamoureaux of Lyndonville. The latter's license was Misended. because of a locomotive hitting his automobile on a grade crossing and his failure ( to report the affair. A special meeting at the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' association was held at Montpelier Wednesday wita about 55 present. The meeting author ized the officers to carry on a display tho coming season of the exhibit at the Eastern States exhibition at Springfield, Mass., and the Vermont State fair. In memory of his son, Donald II. llen drick, who wan killed during the Proc night sports at tbe University of Ver mont last November, Arthur S. Hen drick has given to the town of Franklin a large steeple clock. The gift was made to the town at the March meeting. The clock is installed in the steeple of the Methodist church. Last Sunday was the 40th anniversary of Alfred II. Brooks as organist and choir master. He has served live St. Johnsbury churches in, that time and in many other states of tbe union, as well as in Sherbrooke, 1. Q. He is now en gaged at the North Congregational church in St. Johnsbury, ami his serv ice began in that town the first Sunday in March, 1SS1, in the Baptist church. The ninth annual meeting of the Ver mont society of Engineers was held at Burlington yesterday. The following of ficers were elected ; President, M. E. Carpenter; vice pres., C. A. Slayton, Morrisville; secretary, G. A. Heed, Montpelier; treasurer, T. W. Dix, Burl ington. A banquet was served last evening and au address was made by Gov. James Hartness. The man who installed the amplifier by the use of which President Harding's inaugural address was heard to the out ermost confines of tbe capitol esplanade was Ralph Ross of St. Johnsbury, who has been with the Bell Telephone com pany for some time and is considered an expert. He was sent to Washington to install the new device, this being the first time anything of the kind had ever been tried in Washington. During the month of January, Ver mont shipped to the Boston market, alone, 42S,t)0G pounds of butter and 120, i)02 pounds of cheese. The encouraging part of the dairy industry in Vermont is that new creameries are constantly be ing erected and most of them are of the most approved design. The farmers of Northfield and vicinity have completed their creamery and are now operating it. The creamery is located on the railroad and has a side track. It is equipped with the latest machinery, including a refrigeration plant. The fanners in the Brattleboro section exieet to begin op erating their new creamery April . first. And He Did! I'LL GIVE NO CARPENTER KQUXBTEtl TO StU A HOLE THROUGH k &0AW! GIVE ME THAT B0MJD I'll PUT THE HOLE IK MYSELF 2 AND HE DID ID Of Year The farmers in the Bellows Falls sec tion are now engaged in making a tlior ough survey with a view to starting co-operative creamery. TO STUDY N. H. TAXES. Failure to Ratify Income Tax Provision Creates New Situation. CONCORD, N. II., March 10. The failure of the people to ratify on Tuesday the amendments to the constiution legal izing income and inheritance taxes created a new situation as to the state finances. which led Gov. Albert O. Brown to spend a large part of yesterday in consultation with the appropriations committee of the legislature. 1'ending Tuesday's vote that committee has taken no action on the budget and other bills which are in its keepins. The questions for the state authorities now to consider are whether further attempts shall be made to uncover new sources of revenue or whether the direct state tax be increased or whether the estimates of appropriations shall be cut. The house voted not to concur in the senate amendment to the bill to regulate the naming of highways whereby no state road could bear the name of a living per son. A committee of conference was ap jKinted. The action of the senate fal lowed the proposal of Ex-Councilor Albert W. Noone to erect a memorial arch and statue of himself on a road w hich he asked to have named in his honor and his friends in the house were indigant because of the vote in the upper branch. Tbe house killed bills to provide for the weekly payment of employes of the state, to establish a police commission for Con cord and to provide for the election bv popular vote of the city clerk and of her officials of the city of Coix-ord. JESSE M. WHITE DIES. Came Recently to Home of Sister, Mrs. E. A. Sawirt, to Be Cared For.' Jesse M. White, 59, an employe of the Jones & Lamson Machine Co. of Spring field, (Vt.) the past four years, died at 1.10 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the home of his sister, Mrs. E. A. Sawin of 98 Canal street, after an illness ot two weeks. lie was taken ill while in Springfield and came to the home of his sister to be cared for and pneumonia de veloped. Mr. White was born in Colchester. Oct. 31, 1S31. one of nine children tf Calvin and Anna White. He had lived in Westminster since he was 14 years old until he went to Springfield four years ago. He was unmarried. Besides his sister, Mrs. Sawin, he leaves two other sisters and three brothers. They are Mrs. Iois Winters of Los Angeles, lal., Mrs. May lwelle and Truman I. White of Fresno, Cal., Benjamin F. White of South Hadley, Mass., and Hor ace S. White of Colchester. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning in Carl A. Mitchell's un dertaking parlors. llev. Clark T. Brownell. nastor of the First P.aptist church, will officiate, and the body will be taken on the 11.11 tram to coicnes ter for burial. YOUNG GAMBLER A THIEF. Clerk in Hartford. Conn.. Rank Embez zled $1,384. HARTFORD. Conn.. March 10. Leo E. lioutellier, 17, clerk in the Fidelity Trust Co. here, was arrested yesterday, charged with embezzlement of $4,381 of the bank's funds. Dice throwing was his explanation of the loss of the money, of which he has less than $50 left. Ques tioned bv his parents, by bank officers and by State's Attorney Hugh M. Alcoorn, the youth said he was induced to accom pany young men who roll the dice for large amounts and that after he met losses he could not pay he took bank funds! Attempts to win back his early losses failed, he said, and placed him in a more serious financial predicament. TO AWAIT WOOD'S REPORT. No Governor General for Philippines Until His Return. WASHINGTON. March 10. A gov ernor general of the Philippine Islands to succeed r rancis liurton liarnson, re signed, will not be named until the return to the United States of Maj. Gen. Leon ard Wood, who is to sail for the islands March 23 to make a report to . President I larding on the question of independence for the Pacific possessions. This was an nounced by Secretary of War Weeks. General Wood is expected to return in the summer. ROOSEVELT SWORN IN. Assumes His Duties as Assistant Secre tary of Navy. WiSIIIYfiTflV. Mnt-eh TO Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as assistant secretary of the navy yesterday within a few hours after confirmation of his nomination by the senate. He imme diately received the navy officers and civil ian employes on duty at the department. Her Dilemma. "I'm worried about my coniplexion,' doctor. Look at my fa "Yo Ml have to diet.' Look at my face. it iihi r..Kir, "I never thought of that. would suit me lest, do Boston Transcript. you think?" Today's Events The new German diet has been sum moned to assemble today. Special partial elections for president and other officials of Cuba - take place today. An international transit conaress tin der the auspices of thj league of na tions meets touay at Uarcelona. The public consistory for the invest ment ot the new cardinals with the in signia of their office will be held in Rome today. One hundred years auo todav was born Rear Admiral James W. A. Nich olson, who was the eighteenth of his family to serve in the United States navy. The trial of Mrs. Clara Smith Ilamon charged with, the murder last November of Jake L. Hamon, Oklahoma oil mil lionaire and Republican national com mitteeman, is scheduled to begin today at Ardmore, Okla. Education for World Fellowship has been selected as the general theme for the eighteenth general convention oi tbe Religious Education association, which is to begin its sessions today at Koch ester, N. . In the Day's News. Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards, who may become the next chief of ttaff of the United States army, is an Ohioan who craduated irom West Point in 1883. His formal, technical record of life in the army, both prior to and since the Spanish-American war, has been credit able, but especially so in the auminis trative capacities shown by him as creator and administrator of the Bu reau of Insular Affairs, which he car ried on 1'residents McKinley. Roosevelt, and Taft, and without a hitch in the operations, and without a suspicion as to graft. Gen. Edwards is how in com mand of fanrn Dix. In the early period of the World war he was transferred from the command of the forces in the canal zone to the command or the Northeastern department with head quarters at Boston. In this capacity ho had 6Uiervi.-iion of the training of the Neyr England troops that were sent to Europe. Today's Anniversaries. 1S04 The upper Louisiana territory was transferred to the United States. 1SC1 Commodore Samuel Tucker, a dis tinguished naval officer of the American Revolution, died at Bre men, Me. Born at Marblehead. Mat-s., Nov. 1, 1747. 1S42 Openin? of Queen's university, at Kingston. Out. 1571 Charles Sumner was deposed from the chairmanship of the senate committee on foreign relations. 1572 Giuseppe Mazzini, famous Italian patriot, died at Pisa. Born at Genoa. June 22. 1805. 1SSS Henrv M. Stanley visited Tippoo Tib at Ujiji. Farmers of McLean county. Illi nois, contributed 28 cars of phelled corn for the famine sufferers of Russia. lS9o Dr. Jameson and his officers were arraigned in court in Loudon. One Year Ago Today. Germany aiKlo&ized for the Prince Joachim incident. Soviet government of Rus-sia ajain asked Poland for peace. Today's Birthdays. Dr. Arthur Everett Shipley, celebrated English scholar and educator, born CO years ago today. Rt. Rev. John Hazen White, Episco pal bishop of South Bend, born in Cin cinnati. 72 years ago today. Dr. I. Harvey Brumbaugh, president of Juniata college, born in Huntingdon county. Pa., 51 years ago today. Sir Clifford Si ft on, prominent Cana dian statesman, born in County Middle sex, Ontario, 60 years ago today. Anna Vaughn Hyatt, one of the most noted of '.American women sculptors, lorn at Cambridge, Mass., 45 years ago today. Little Benny's Note Book By LEE TAPE. Me and Leroy Shooster and Skinny Martin was wawking along tawking about diffrent things, sutch as wich is the best kind of dogs, little fuze or big size, and wich is the best kind of baths, shower or ocean, and we came to some little kid holding a toy balloon by a string in frunt of a ladys hat store, me saying, G. look at that would you, I bet if he ever left go of that string that bal loon would go titrate up and never come down. Wich Leroy and Skinny wunted to say it wouldent, and we stood there argewing alKuit it a wile, and Leroy sed to the lirtle kid. Ilav kid. do ns a favor, will you? Leeve go of that string a minnit? No, sed the little kid. Aw wats the matter with you, jest leeve it go for a second and then grab it agen, sed Skinny. No. sed the little kid. Then jest leeve go of it for a half a second, wats a half a second? I sed. You leeve my balloon alone, the kid yelled. Aw, whose toutching your balloon, aint you got eny spoarting bludd? sed Skinny Martin. No, go away frum this balloon, yelled the kid. And he kepp-.on yelling as if he thawt the werld was coming to a end with him underneeth of it. and some lady came running out with a green hat in her hand and a red one on her bed. saying. Edger darling, wats the matter? These bovs are trying to take my bal loon away," yelled, the little kid, and the lady sed. Arent you ashamed, big boys like yon to do sutch a thing to a little bov like him? and mo and Leroy and Skinny sed. Aw he's crazy, we never toutched him. he dont know wat he's tawking about, we never even went neer him. aw, he's crazy.' Wich he was, and we kepp on, wawk ing. Proving thats wat you get for tawk ing nice to a little kid. Just think! A pleasant, harmless Cas- caret works while you sleep and has your lier active, neau ciear, siouiucu t uuu bowels moving as regular as a clock by morning. No griping or inconrenience. 30, 23 or 50 cent boxes. Children love Jthis candy cathartic too. Adv. "CASGARETS" FOR CONSTIPATION NERVOUS SYSTEH SHATTERED "Fruit-a-tives", or Fruit Liver .Tablets Gave Relief SS5 Grant St., BcffaijO, N. Y. "I have been Paralyzed on tha whole right side since April SOth.' I referred, the case to a physician who wrote Jtie, advising the use of Fruilra-tives I would not be without Fruit-a-tives' for anything ; no more strong cathartics or salts ; no more bowel trouble for me. recommend 'Fruit-a-tive' to alL I feel more like 40 than C2, which I have just passed". "WM. H. OSTRANDER.' SOe. a bos, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25c, At dealers or from FRUIT-A-TIVE3 Limited. OGDENSBDRG. N. Y. Says His Prescription Has Powerful Influence Over Rheumatism Mr. James H. Allen suffered for years with rheumatism. Many times this ter rible disease left him helpless and un able to work. ne finally decided, after years of eeaseless study, that no one can be free from rheumatism" until the accumulated impurities, commonly called uric acid deposits, were dissolved in the joints and muscles and expelled from the body. With this idea in mind ho consulted physicians, made experiments and final ly compounded a prescription that quickly and completely banished every sign and symptom from his system. He freely gave his discovery to others wto took it with what might be called Marvelous success. After years of urging he. decided to let suf ferers everywhere know about his dis covery through the newspapers. Your druggist has been apjiointed agent for Allenrhu in this vicinity with, the understanding that he will freely re turn the purchase money to all who state they have received no benefit. Adv. CORNS Lift Off with Fingers Doesn't, hurt a bit! Drop a little "Freezone" on an aching corn, instantly that corn stops hurting, then shortly you lift it right off with lingers. Truly ! j Your druggist sells a tiny bottle of I "Freezone" for a few cents, sufficient to remove every hard corn, soft corn, or corn between the toes, and the callouses, without soreness or irritation. Adv. COMB SAGE TEA IN HAIR TO DARKEN IT Grandma kept her locks lark, glossy, and youthful with Sage Tea and Sulphur. The old-time mixture of Sage Tea and Sulphur for darkening gray, streaked and faded hair is grandmother's recipe, and folks are again using it to keep their hair a good, even color, which is quite sensible, as we are living in on age when a youth ful appearance is of the greatest advan tage. .nowadays, tnougli, we don t liave the troublesome task of gathering the sage and the mussy mixing at home. All drug stores sell the- ready-to-use product, im proved by the addition of other ingredi ents, called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound." It is very popular because nobody can discover it has been applied. Simply moisten your comb or a soft brush with it and draw this through your hair, taking one small strand at a time ; by morning the gray hair disappears, but what delights the ladies with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound, is that, be sides beautifully darkening the hair after a few applications, it also produces that soft lustre and appearance of abundance which is so attractive. Adv. Bring Your Prescriptions Here If you want them filled with the purest and freshest drugs, and with the great est care and accuracy filled precisely as your physician orders them filled, to produce the exact effect he desires. We are proud of the record we have made in 'our prescription department. And yet we fill prescriptions at very reasonable prices, and fill them quickly, too. C. F. 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